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BLITIflGitiSmi ADVANCEEDITED J VOL XI NO3blili2Oqep 08 LEXINGTON KY SUNDJ idCTOBER 26 E M 302 X100 A YEAR t TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 Issuo for one year 100 5 issues for ono year 250 10 Issues for ono year 400 100 issues lor one year 3600 Terms100 per year in advance- in clubs of five 50 cents foreign subscription 150 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old as well as tho new address When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old sub scriber The address slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription and servers a receipt as tho date changes as soon as tho subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication are not discontinued at expiration unless so ordered by the subscriber The courts invariably hold a subscriber lbl to thepnblisherfoktUes- ub3criptlon rlco1oMU Papersre until tile paper Is paid f rln linkup to date and ordered discon flttinued Office of publication 161 East Third street near Walnut Entered at tho Post Office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall MatterI all communications to l BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX f 393 Lexington Kentucky- Cumberland Telephone 307 Club Rates and Sample Copies The Blade will be sent for cents a year each for any order for FIVE it or more Sample copies will be sent Ii free THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink It believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the of deathof the suicides of the insanity oftRe poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius it has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do net wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGrantIn Is this gov ernment founded upon the Christian religionWashingtonThe Church and State should be absolute Garfield COLLEGE of MEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Court Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material FEES MODERATE Fall term opens in September Writ today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSIER M D See 246247 Ashland Ave Chicago III t f i t fi t J = JY un REV lIEN- DICKANO STORY ABOUT WASHINGTON HAVING BEEN BAPTISED IN TO THE BAPTIST CHURCH ISN Some one to me unknown has sent mo a copy of The Kansas City Weekly Journal of October 1902 contain ing a marked article which head and all is as follows a HE WAS IMMERSED New Light on the Religion of Georgo Washington Baptised by Rev John Gano Grandfather of General Gano While the controversy about Wash ingtons religion was In progress In the columns of The Journal I re member to have heard General R M Gano of Dallas Tex state that his greatgrandfather John Gano a Baptist minister had immersed Wash ington at Valley Forge I wrote Gen Gano in June but he was absent In Mexico and his letter was not for warded He replied however as soon as possible after his return eral R M Gano commanded a brig ade in the Confederate army was an able and gallant leader and after the war became a noted minister In the Christian church Ho is a man of highest character and of undoubted veracity give the part of his let ter bearing on the Washington controversy Dallas Tex Sept 26 02 General Washington was Immersed during the Revolutionary war by my grandfather John Gano a Baptist minister Ho never became a Baptist but asked John Gano to Immerse him stating that he believed that to be the only baptism taught in the New Testament He did not want the army called out or any parade made so he was immersed in the presence of abaurtgty twoyltiwiittnesse alldlOf tie scs was old Uncle TJanfer Ga o the oldest son of the minister John Gano who was a captain of artillery at the time I talked with him and stayed at his home all night when I was 10 years old In 1840 My father John Allen Gano baptised old Uncle Daniel Gano when he was about 86 years old and he died at about 94 My fathers older sisters Mary Buck ner Margaret Ewing and Cornelia Henry saw their grandfather who Im mersed Washington and talked with him about it A family named Beale In Virginia a Baptist family have the tradition In their family A man In Virginia wrote me some years ago that he had a book In which It was published at the time of Its occur rence and gave the name of the book a bound periodical but never could get it and finally lost the letter Washington was not an Infidel His family were Episcopalians to which church he claimed to belong Before he became religious he would swear sometimes when angry Personally knowing General Gano as do having known his father and the his family I have no lOubtwhatever of the truth of the tradition Elder T P Haley of Kansas City probably knew the Ga nos father and son and will bear testimony to the axalted character of the men President J W McGarvey of Kentucky University Is know well acquainted with General Gano and with tho father General Gano lives In Dallas Tex and a letter ad dressed to box 540 will reach him He Is now 72 years of age and his testimony will not be long available W A OLDHAM Pastor Christian Church Holton Kas Sept 30 1902 CommentI do not at all believe that story about Washington having been Immersed or that there Is any good reason for anybody to believe- It I have known Gen Richard Gano and his father Rev John Allen Gano very intimately from my earliest rec Gnnoa son married my niece ant the two visited my house last summer I have intimately known Rev Mc Garvey for 45 years and Rev T P Haley and I graduated In the same class do not know or know Rev Ildham further than is indicated In the above publication But If any of the three McGarvoy Haley or Oldham will demand it of me in print In any newspaper and send a marked copy of it will give full my reasons for saying that statement about Washington having been baptised Is worthless as a matter of evidence The explanation is rather long and Involves some things that ordinarily I think ought not to print and which in the absence of such a demand I think it best not to print The Chicago Chronicle says Rev John B Wolfo of Bardstown Ills was found guilty of immorality and therin sheeps clothing MnrrT 1Mlllt FROM MAN NEARLY BLIND Tim following letter is written by a man who says he Is nearly blind and the letter indicates an much ll as can make it outIam a man who has been In every government and country In the world When left Egypt for the Promised Land it took just hours It was immediately after the Christians had been massacreing the Mohami medans In Alexandria If could sea how to write I could tell you the cause of the trouble It was a drunken Christian who- made an Indecent assault on a legible Mohammedan woman Herr husband plunged a lagger into his heart then was the cry The Moham medans have risen against the Christians wrote and published this and came near being mobbed for it in London for telling the truth You may be able to read this but I cannot see It When I went around the world I could see well am sorry I cannot tell you how the heathen of Japan China India and the Arabe treated China India and the Arabs treated ed me better than my own Christian brethren WILLIAM WALTON WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT My New Book Dog Fennel In the OrlentThe Orders Are Com ing In Blocks of Five and Ten There was at first no little dissat isfaction with the name of my proposed book but now since people understand that Dog Fennel Is the name of the famous precinct in which live and the name is therefore relevant I believe there is perfect satisfactionOf I want to to and Palestine and hay wantedwHSf HfJ n1l fu lt read the Billie To this day all the famous fish stories of the New Testament have their locations on Elkhorn Creek near which I was born and now live as located them as a child when reading about them in the Bible- dont think I ever did believe the Old Testament much because the Campbellltesmy early religious faith dont much believe the Old Testament but the New Testament I be lievedthat Is as far as anybody who Is not crazy can believe Itand I have had from my childhood born In me by prenatal conditions a longing to see Jerusalem and all the Holy Land as you will see In Behind the Bars 31498 that once started there on foot and only broke down from home sickness on my road through Europe You all know pretty well whether you would probably enjoy a book that would write under such circum stances and while I do not ask you to subscribe for the book only to be paid forlwhen It Is ready to be mailed to you unless you think it would be a good investment of your money do earnestly ask you to send me your names now if you ever ex pect to get It No man will ever again write about Palestine If about anything elseso readable a book as Marl Twains Innocents Abroada book which so deep down In purpose that the rabble never understand it was a smiting under the fifth rib of the Christian religion showing that then even as has been since more plainly shown Mark Twain was an Infidel But my knowledge of theology and of Biblical literature would give me an advantage that Mark Twain does not have even to this day- believe that for 100 would give you a readbly and profitable book that ordinarily would cost you at least 1 you a readable and profitable book that the cheapest possible just as do my two Palestine excursion com panies have declined to give me any percentage upon parties that I might secure to go with one or the other of them apparently fearing that their ships along some where In tho Med iterranean might have another Jonah and whale episode so that I it will be necessary for me to ge entme go If you expect to help me by taking ono copy at 100 or or more at 80 cents each please let me hear from you NOW no money to bo paid m boonyou THINKS WILL GO TO JERICHO Cincinnati 0 Oct 15 02IDear Bro MooreI think you will get to go to Jericha Wish I could go with you Put me down for 200 for two Dog Fennels Fraternally J B WILSON AnswerI hope may go but then e are two things either of which will keep me from going One Is to have my friends think Continued on page 3 P IIIQut DEATH OF IRO WILLIAM CARROLL OF4 HAltTFOFib CITY INDIANA FJJNERVL CONDUCTED BY OR Jr J BOWLES i fit Carroll was born Septet SJSJalW and died October 1902 beautiful country home and fwjjeyeu miles Southwest of Hart 1or 0 tyt Blackford County Indiana partatsye Direct cause of death was a rupture ftltt f prorappar enSpalnlesfcness for little more than two irrKody of the funeral was usher lr wjiglit and dear remaining calmmwjJer an azure sky Bowles our most worthy a oM mt President of the N L P tfa the personal and ad mired rid of the deceased hail chargefthe obsequies at the home ie grave In the Odd Pel Cemrtetery near Hartford City ac jtp the arrangement of the de tress was fittingly and elo quetitJ Uvercd to an assembly of relative ends and neighbors num berm eral hundreu who came to listen a jay their farewell respects to the t led dead The gy was grand and was a precedes t ttti the annals of the com f rationalism common sense 7and lJm Thedecedwas married In 1868 and lea eetan estimable wife three daught aa son Manei of the Blue Grass Dlad er In attendance at the last Fejjr r eetlng the National Liberal y other than Moore Hughes Jamieson Mrs Henry andc f the Committee on Resol remember Mr Car roll i rest through the dif and he c mortal cane grae of Thomas Paine at New Rochelle New York Mr Ca roll being the fourth above 73 at that time William Carroll was a remarkable mon in many ways sincere in his convictions detesting sham and hy fatherless at years of age with a mother and younger brother and two sisters on a small piece of land in the green woods he had to performof the more dependent son hence his chances for getting an education even as they were In those days of Indiana sixty years ago were slender indeed but he became a student and observer as well as a zealous topIcsand force of character that command ed attention whenever he spoke Line many other young men half a century ago upon the discovery of gold near Pikes Peak he caugut soughtfortuneFive years were spent in olorado Montana and Utah and having had fairly good success he came home to care for his old mother in her declin ing years and purchased a large farm alongside the home track and settled typicalfarmerYears after he had a longing to again visit the West and S S Carroll throughColoradoCalifornia starting on January memory would bring back the times they traveled overland by ox teams Coming in sight of Pikes Peak he said Only think wo were traveling six weeks on the road from Fort Leavenworthj Kansas before we sighted nits majestic mountain One day jos taken up In going up on the Divide through Clear Creek Canon to Silver Creek and Black hawk near by which he found the spot at the head of a ravine whero he and his brother and Uncle and out plank on tho 4th of July 1859 to Cousin began with a rip saw cutting make sluice boxes for washing dirt for goldbeen over the route travers wastmade as wo traveled up or down through the canon and gorge around under lowering cliffs front one to two thousand feet high Miller many of our people back Fast if moultkt daysAt the changedAtthen a single abandoned log cabin now n beautiful city adorns tho trance to The garden of the gods and transportation by the cogwheel above the clouds and cresltpf Pikes Peal companionsgene andnohleof high grin ciples and noble deeds and notion- with ill ho happened to meet Hl4 few faults were of small mo I 3 1J ment as compared with the worthy practice and charitable deeds of his whole I M MILLER Upland id Oct 10 02 CommentI never saw Bro Carroll except the one time at the Cincin nati Congress of the National Liberal Party where saw him much and timately He Is just such a man as Bro Miller says ho Is INFRINGING ON MY COPYRIGHT The Truth Seeker Bradford England not New York speaks of the Pope as Skinny claim that he should at least put It in quotation marksI a copyright on Skinny that ought to bo If it Is not protected by the International copyright law The bloody Hlngllshmanl THE LIBERAL CLUB OF LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA a The Liberal Club of Los Angeles California meets every Sunday night in Brents Hall 534ii South Spring Street Good music and speaking free platform Visiting freethinkers are cordially Invited and are request ed to make themselves known Speakers Intending to visit California should correspond with the chair man George T Bruce 1162 East Ver non Avenue THE CHICAGO NEW VOICE The Prohlblton Paper of the Windy City Is a Poor ShakeAbout Zachary and His Booze and Bro Johnson Hagerstown Md Oct 02 Friends Moore and Hughes Being the originator of the Idea that developed Into the American Press Writers Association and one of Its founders and having for years previous written voluntary letters in dividually to scores of editors to lib eralize and educate them I still fol low that line of action in propagating LwmltL to the name of infidel ItjAs a consequence I wrote to the editor of the Chicago New Voice calling his attention to your com ments on his article on Zachary and he has written September 30 In re ply that he notes what say there about but that he dislikes to meddle with this trouble very much as there Is a sort of feud between MrI Moore publisher of the Blade and Mr feud or quarrel has lasted for several years and each has been busy calling the other names It is a per sonal squabble that we would rather keep out of However I will look the matter up a little more thoroughly and thank you for calling my at tention to it The Carsonvllle Mich Searchlight of Friday October 10 02 has on Its front page a one and three quarter column article on The Un couth Infidel Dodged drawn out by my writing the editor a postal card which he embodies In this article in full making some typographical er rorsThen he desires you to print the whole of his article and says he will not evade fair argument Yours truly D WEBSTER GROH Answer Bro W E Johnson As sistant editor of the New Voice Is all right and it would be a very great and valuable paper If Johnson had absoluto control of it because he is all right on the question of religion Rev Dr Funk who used to have charge of It when it was edited in New York City was as nice a man as any man can be to be a Christian but his religion made a narrowminded bigot out of him and he was n g Col George W Bain of Lexington Ky the finest Prohibition orator that even lived once said to me You are the only man who can write a Prohi bition article that everybody will readI wrote once to the Voice when It was In New York an article In favor of Prohibition Funk returned It to me objecting to the Infidelity that was in it This present editor of Voice Is a small potato and few in hill do not object to a good looking man like my self putting his ture In his own paper if the man and the picture are of any Interest but the way the Chicago Voice editor ma forgot his nameposes for his pic tures gives me that tired feeling and his pretense that his globe trotting Is In the Interest of Prohibition just a common preacher lie He Is to a feud or quarrel existing between Zachary and mo shows an ignorance of our relative social positions of which he is unpar donably Ignorant for certainly h ought to know about me and as Zach ary is his candidate for Congress Kentucky ho ought to know something about Zacharys standing if ho knows anything about his business a Prohibition editor It would be regarded Is insolent- In Zachary if ho were to offer for the Continued on page 3 t tf IONTOfREV W MECUM DECIDED TEST THE MEMBERS BUT WAS SORELY DISAP POINTED Independence Oct 7Speclal Rev E W Mecum partly for sport and partly to test the generosity of his church members played the role of a tramp He had been away on vacation and luring the stay grew out a full beard hiding his identity He donned an old suit and old hat and called on his best friends asking for something to eat In half the stances he was not even offered a stone the scriptures speak of Now that he has made the trip public those who refused tool as if it would feel pleasant to have the proverbial mountain to tide them MORE CATHOLIC CRIME Of the two burglars Whitney and OBrien who murdered Mr A B Chinn In Lexington the newspapers print of the latter burglar as follows This story OBrien who is a Cath olic voluntarily told to Turnkey Ben man who is also a Catholic It is not generally credited here OBrien this afternoon asked a priest be sent him and the was conveyed to Father B A thatIningham of the Holy Cross challenge all the Christians In the world to write me any case where any Infidel has murdered any man for his money I will print all allegedicases that may be sent me and will 1Thereands of cases every year In the United States where Christians mur der men and women for their money 13 AND FRIDAY iGET IN THEIR WORK AND JSAvi TWO COONSrA letter from L B Shoenfield t Birmingham Alabama says that hetnegroes were going to kill the negroes who started the fight that caused the death of 115 of their pea pIe in the church In that c tybutIt was found out that there werq just steps to the church door arid recalled that It was on Friday and they let off the two coons on the ground that under the circumstances there was bound to be same bad luck Niggers were rightjust as good sense as anything else in religion GOOD JOKE ON METHUSELEH LAHLUM I have repeatedly complained to Mr 1 Hughes because he dont have a Bi ble about the Blade office but he pro tests against it as being opposed to his conscience Its mighty hard to ketch one of these Infidel women wrong on any thing especially on the Bible but I thought the other day I had ono on Mrs Henry was reading proof of one of her articles about Methuselah In the Blade office The name occurred sev eral times written Methuselah and was so certain It was Methuseleh that I went right across the street to a charity asylum and asked to be allowed to see a Bible to see how to spell the name Methuselah The mat ron was a very handsome woman and pious of course She knew who I was and was very kind and polite tome and while r was turning the leaves of the fine large Bible that lay conspicuously on a stand to save me trouble by spelling it for me she said Its Methusalem GRAND ViiFORChicago Oct 10 02 Superior Court of Nebraska decided yesterday In the Freeman case holding that Bible cannot be read or sectarian songs or pray Itaa iers should rejoice thank you for your kind support in the case Fraternally yours E REIUHWALD ASUFFiFfIParson Dowie addresses his duns dues to me as Charles EaMoore My name before I was mar rued was Charles Chilton 1Ioore named for my granddaddys Colonel in the Revolutionary war havent paid my dues to Dowie hisImy DoctorIugene JI Kidders SacramentwIt consistsof a beautiful sixteen page pamphlet printed In large typet JIsr- 12 f lgl Jiiv JJUI BLUE GRASS BLADE II How Shall We Solve the Divorce Problem 1 A Symposuim for the Discussion of How Best to Check the Divorce Evil he Great National Disgrace and Pres rv the Purity of the American Home By ElizabetH Cndy Stanto- nWITHIN the past few years interest has been awaIt In questions relating- to marriage antI divorce many of tho ablest men In England France and America recognizing the extreme Importance of the subject- In the prolonged debate on the d ceased wifes sister bill in the British Parliament we have had opln ions of the leading men of England as to what constitutes marriage and the best conditions to insure the hap piness and stabllty of hone life In the French Chamber of Deputies where a divorce bill was pending for years the social relations have been exhaustively discussed and now the proposition to secure a general law of divorce In the United States by an amendment to the National Constitution must necessarily arouse a widespread agitation in this coun tryWhen a distinguished Judge of the Supreme Court of New York In an able article In one of our most liberal reviews suggests Important change- that should be made in our laws reg ulating the marriage relation It is time for every good citizen to give a candid consideration to this subject With many points made by this Judge the most thoughtful mind must agree viz more stringent laws against early marriages the same moral code for men and women that marriage should be regulated by the State by the civil and not the canon law wholly Independent of Church Interference unless the parties de sire to solemnize the contract with Its ceremonies Thus far agree with the Judge but there are a few other equally vital points that would sug gest for In consldorationIliament the Chamber s and the general spirit of our laws he regards marriage wholly in Its mate rial bearings and from the man standpoint He says Restrictions ought to be imposed on the marriage of infants The commonlaw rule twelve years for females and fourtee- for males is not a fit or decent ea for this country The age should at e least fifteen and eighteen year- s7HJ l On what principle I would dash should the party on whom all the in evitable hardships of marriage must fall be the younger to enter the re lation Girls do not get their full growth until twentyfive and are wholly unfit at fifteen for the trial of maternity Both mother and child are enfeebled in such premature rela tions and the girl robbed of all free dom and sentiment just as she awakes to tno sweetest dreams of life For few fathers or mothers would con sent to the marriage of a daughter at fifteen and the State by wise laws shmild reflect the common sense of the people What knowledge can a girl of fifteen have of tho great problems of social life of tho character of a husband of the friendship and love of which the true marriage should bo an outgrowth The Judge speaks of divorce as the foe of marriage Ho made this mis take throughout his article Divorce Is not the foe of marriage Adultery licentiousness Intemperance are its foes One might as well speak of med icine as the foe of health Again in subordinating the Individual to the State tho premises of tho Judge were unsound He said The Inter ests of society are the first and para mount those of Individuals secondary and subordinate We have so often heard the declar ation that the Individual must bo sac rificed to society that we have came to think their interests lie in opposite directions whereas the reverse is true Whatever promotes the best In terests of tho individual promotes the best Interests of society and vice normal condition of adult men and women is one of individual dependence of freedom and of equal ity their first duty tho full development of their own faculties and pow ers with a natural right to life liberty and happiness and of resistance to all artificial contrivances that danger life curtail liberty or destroy Interests of the individual are the primal consideration hull vidual happiness tho only true basis of a happy homo a united Church a peaceful State a wellorganized so nnits1saysunions Wo must have harmoniously devel oped men and women before wo can have happy marriages The central idea of barbarism has over been the family the tribe the nation never the individual tho Roman or pagan idea was that the individual was made for the State The Christian idea is the sacredness of the Individual supe nor to all human institutions- It was this central truth taught by the Great Founder of our religion that gave Christianity such a hold on the people slowly moulding popular thought to the higher idea culminat ROforlmatlon t riago and divorce tho canon and civil Churchaon this relation Though these ques tllons involve alike tho most vital interests of man and woman and of the race yet man alone has ever hind a word to say in regard to this sub ject titce masculine but sen timents force but not love rehire rented and from the large share of discordant marriages wo have de frauded half tho race of their normal morality and beauty The question of divorce like mar riage should be settled as to Its most sacred relations by the parties themselves Neither the state nor th Church has any right As to the property and children they must be viewed and regulated a civil contract Then the union should be dissolved with at least a much deliberation and publicity as it was formed The parties might simply declare that after living together for several Unssuited to each other o malting a happy home If divorce were made respectable and recognized by society as a duty as well as right reasonable common sense on the part of both parties could arrange all the preliminaries in eluding the division of property the guandianship of children quite a satisfactorily as It can be done In tit courts Where tho mother is capabl- of training the children a father would leave them to the car rather than place them In the hands of a stranger Jut where divorce is not respec table men who have no paternal feel Ing will often hold tbe child not so much for its own good as to punish the wife for disgracing him The love of children Is not strong In most men and they feel but lit themsyoung sons to shift for themselves and un less the law compelled them to sup theynseconeOn the mother soul rests forevex tlifecivilization until tho mother of the race is free and independent She must be the peer of man every where standing side by side with him thse home equally versed in science art and philosophy As in the nine months of prenatal life she stamps every soul for weal or woo into the world possessing an in fluence no man can know It is a fa tal mistake to rob her of this supreme power and until she Is recognized as an equal civilization stands at a the centripetal and centrifu gal forces are in the material world the masculine and feminine forces arc In the moral world and either out of perfect equilibrium means chaos When a woman Is made wholo wo shall be blessed with such a genera tion of scholars statesmen and saints as this world has never seen before One of the greatest canons in the English Church Charles Kinsgley said long ago This will never lie a good world for women until the last remnant of the canon law Is civilized from the face of tho earth Lord Brougham another distinguish ed Englishman with equal authority in tho State said The common laws for woman are a disgrace to the Christianity and civilization of the nineteenth century John Stuart Mill when thin slaves were emancipated in thin Island of Jamaica said Marriage for woman is now the only form of slavery we have leftWe give woman away in marriage and make her promise to obey her husband tho civil law gives him the right to chastise her lock her up at his pleasure and rob her of her child ren and property Ho not only owns her but her clothes her wig her false teenth her cork leg If she has one and if shin meets with an accident on the cars and recovers the price of her Injuries In fact he owns her body and soul Our daughters as well as our sons should be educated to selfsupport and both trained not to marry caller than twentyfive years of age as until then they are not physically develop ied nor have they sufficient Judg ment for so responsible a relation- It Is cruel for girls to be allowed to marry in their teens and thus bo early deprived of all tho freedom and pleasures of youth But if in violation of such rules they do marry and are happy together neither State nor Church should In terfere except to help them make the best of the situation Divorce should be granted wherev er parties are antagonistic und hope lessly discordant For cruelty deser then Imprisonment and Incurable ease if either party desires It There Is a demand just now by conservatives for uniform divorce laws As they differ widely In every part of tho nation and many States are very liberal and as judges and bishops who would have the most fluence in convocations called for that purpose would oe in favor of restrict I ivo laws and would essentially change them the relation of the marriage would not bo much by such a step but the propqad national law would only place tho whole ques lion on a narrower basels rendering dolt to a narrower basis rendering passed in a broader spirit according to tho needs and experiences in cer tain sections of the sovereign people and here let us bear In mind that the widest possible law Would not make divorce obligatory on any one while a restricted law on the contrary would compel many marrying per haps under more liberal laws to re main in uncongenial relations As we are still in tho experimental noea perfect law that would worn satisfactorily over a country as vast as ours Local selfgovernment moro mootesquestions are tho outcome of the needs and convictions of tho com munity By leaving tho States free to expe riment in their local affairs wo judge of thin working of different laws under varying circumstances and thus ascertain definitely their comparative merits As It is now tho States that have more liberal divorce laws ire for woo man today what Canada was for the fugitive In the old days of slavery INFIDELItY INCREASING I- NENGLAND I call special and carolpl attention to the telegram frond Ijpndon date October in this issue that cpnferencddclergym loglca ofessnrsl- ec1 tnfaM- h e and mtlt liable for moral instruction Same here i London Eng Oct HTho Eng lish Church Conference following so closely on the death of John Kenslt tho antiritualistic crusader and all the bitter feelings which that some what tragic event accentuated could scarcely have been expected to bo a peaco conference and to tho normal disagreements which exist between thin high and low sections of tho church an unexpected bone ofliScord had been added This consists In an outspoken criticism of the Bi tiles Infallibility discussion had none of that academic tone which Is so often associated with English and American discussion of the socalled German school thought It was an eloquent plea from well lliown per sons for rational teaching of tho Bi bin to the children so that when they grew up they would not discard tho Inner meaning of Oriental Imagery as they do tho tales of Santa Claus Dr Wadsworth Bishop of Salisbury open ed tho discussion and Rov Alex Kirkpatrlck Religious Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge and Canon of Ely followed boldly declaring they must not regard all parts of thin Bible as lining equally valuable Thin Rev Edgar Gibson prebendary of Wells and Chaplain in ordinary to tho King compared the Bible to Shakespeares mythical character of Macbeth around which Shakespeare built up a great human document so other writers ho asserted took up certain fabled incidents anti built around them the great truths which made religion what It is Tho clergy was wrong to go on teaching thin Bible In nothingtotho new criticism Sir A Short master at Harrow said the cheap press had rendered It impossible for tho people tb read the Bible as did Cromwells Ironsides Ho believed tho majority of schoolteachers had adopted an uncandid titude before their biblical classes which was morally unwholesome and scientifically Incorrect Such treatment of boys merely led tho pu lulls to easy disbelief In later years Rev Dr Lang raised a great corovcrsy by saying tho Bible could no longer bo regarded as tho standard of Alexander Bishop of Derry quoting Christ reminded the congress that all revelation Is progressive UNCUT LEAVES MARY MACS BOOK got a letter from Dysant Iowa kicking because tho leaves in Mary Mac Lanes boost are not trimmed on the edges Tho top edge of tho book Is not only cut but gilt stud tho other two aro not trimmed That is a strange stylo growing out of the fact that under tho international postal law any untrimmed leaves can go us unbound matter does not therefore havo to pay aa LjInets hound that way for that purpose j IJ A HALF TRUTH ABOUT INDI- ANCUSTOMS Henry Codman Potter tho Nnt York Bishop who has recently mar ried a widow reputed to bo worth ticehook on tho East of today and tomorrow send in n bill for advertising Ho tells of our blunders In China anti declares that wo are giving the cstlals many occasions for wishin to have nothing to do with tho Chris tianity wo profess Still ho insists that TRUE Christianity Is tho euro for all evils Tho Bishop tons out a half truth when ho says there is great mlsap prehension in America about tho cus toms of very early marriages In In din and tho burning of willows and that the accounts of those things are much exaggerated and ought to bo corrected Now hero would have been an ex cellent chance for Bishop Potter to create a Christian sensation by tell Ing thin WHOLE truth to have stated tho reasons for the burning of Indian widows as set forth by Swami scottknown until thin British invasion when young widows throw themselves Into tho flames which cremated their fatedEnglands soldiers I fail to appre ciate his logic that tho cure for these terrors Is moro of the same kind The better method to affect n cure Is feartparallel would bo drawn between oriental religions and Christianity but It would emancipate us from er ror Over against the child mar riages of India should be placed the custom of some of the sects of Chris tendons notably the Disciples of JO Christ who SEAL a boy and girl In extreme youth And then we should refer to thin church law of Eng land which made 12 years tho mar rlageablo age for girls they to bo dlposed of by male relatives and wo should not forget that Canon Law al so provided for tho sale of wives until a short time ago and tho tom followed today quite extensively among the very poor as a means o gaining a livllhood and among very rich to secure a title Instead of going to tho Orient in order to write up our blunders in China he should have given an account of our Christian blunders at home Instead of giving horrifying details of tho struction of female children in the Orient ho should have written of tho destruction of health and life of ChristHchildrcn by the factory ays Tew atittmti 6 by omtnnr of tho cities many of them owned by church by the capitalistic system in general which Is upheld by the church as a body He should have exposed thin mon strous infamy of Christendom tho trado in girls for sensual gratifica tion of men whom tho church law declares to bo womans master and which declarations are found in our law books today Why did not thin Bishop place in tho hands of his Christian constituen cy thin tabulated account of this in dustry In female flesh by Herr Be bet tho horrible details of which cov er tho wholesale traffic In girls by En gland for China and India and of Austria and Germany for the Western hemisphere as well as thin exten sive operations in procuring recruits for mining and lumber camps for houses of prostitution anal mistresses for wealthy debauchers Thcso rev cruits are often obtained by misrepre sensation and retained by force Such an exposition of Christian methods would forever silence criticism of Or ientlal methods and pnrallzo the tonguo of tho advocates of tho teach ing that Christianity has elevated wo men The connection between thin Bible doctrine that woman Is mans Inferior and subject to his decrees as any other chattel and thin ninny pres ent laws which refuse a woman her earnings and property deprive her of her children make it impossible to collect damages to her person or a representative of her family and do not punish bodily injury if Inflict ed by her master tho connection tween these laws and tho old church canons which receive sanction from pointIngattraclous murders of and fiend ish cruelty toward wives by their oners Jehovah of the holy hook gave woman to man and tho church has sanctioned and demanded the bondage why should not a man beat or kill his chattel if ho wishes Tho declaration of the Now York wife beater who declares himself a Christian gentleman tho Texas wife murderer who says God com manded thin deed thin purchase of an Illinois daughter following tho exam pie of Jacob the Chicago bigamist justifying himself referring to Solomon tho innumerable cases of illegitimacy and the father excused because of Abrahams precedent the Inhumanities of war terrors of fam- Ine brutal tortures and defilements treatment of tho Mldinnltcs tho chill dren of Amman mid others and tho appalling multiplication of vagabond offspring to become tho parents of tho future that tho Bible mandate to Increase be fulfilled needs no furth er comment from me Tile wonder IsIwith our dally newspaper brimming full and overflowing with domestic tragedies social inequalities and un ijust legislation that tho causo of these ovlltj need bo named ChrisI fan teaching of vicarious atonement revIsponsibiltyBible and church decree that woman is mans inferior has despoiled theC liomes of millions The agony otJ J Jesus at Gcthsemano which Is dwelt Potterjandsent a minute of time when compared bythopast 2000 years Tho burden of tho allegellSaviourweight when compared with tho penderousgroanellfot revwhorsuperstitionamisery Is destined to carry destruc thou of Its descent unless Bishop Potter mid other church representatives equllnblogTho nonconformists who have out grown the possibility of circumscrib ed creeds thin kindly generous hu manityloving men and women of past and present who gave and are giving their lives to secure justice for tho race are making an impression even upon churchmen evidenced by the book of Bishop Potter In expressing measure of fairness for Oriental cus toms and it now remains for him to raise his voice in denunciation of tho pernicious anti demoralizing customs practiced by the ignorant rabble thin religious aristocracy and thin sancti monious clergy of Christendom HARRIET CL- OSZSHOULD WOMAN CHANGE HER NAME AT MARRIACEBY I am glad that live in a day when neither religion nor law can keep men from having ideas of their own and when they can bo run off from a printing press to combat the barbar ous laws and customs that make our so called Christian civilization a car cature I was born an iconoclast arid am glad of It when I recognize thin degrading barbarisms all about mo shall not in this article speak of fthe wrongs man suffers for he has always had his weather eye out for No so much so that he has se cured a trust on human rights and rightshasthe wrongs by mistake but as men have captured all tho benefits and emoluments of Church and State they should be able to right their own wrongs wTherein enters a vigorous protest against ontr fttaeiwrong8 visited on woman a wrong no man would endure unless it brought him a fortune or a title The amount of wrong and questlonlngresigningheridentity eliminated and her Individ uality merged In that of the man she marriesIn day of educated selfre liant womanhood It is high tlmo we were reconstructing a system which nukes man tho integer and woman the cipher In adjusting the institution of mar rlago woman has novel yet had ono word to say yet to say the least wo man is rather an important factor n marriage contract Man has made all the laws concern Ing marriage to suit his own pur poses and lovo of power and he has not forgotten to use thin power Tho custom of a woman taking thin namo of thin man sho marries Is pre requiringhuntIs only another testimonial of wo mans abject submission to man To put tho question plainly would any man be willing to sink his namo in forgetfulness for a woman Certainly not he would consider such a proposition an insult The present custom of a wife rev signing her name and losing her Identity brings endless confusion In tracing genealogy If Salllo Smith marries John Jones only way un der our prsent system for the woman to maintain her Identity would bo to wear a placard on her back inscribed questlongard to woman than Who was sho before shin was married Of no man It is said HE WAS until ho is dealt But with woman It Is different let her be ever no much alive as soon as sho marries people begin to ask who sho was Tho just and feasible method would bo for the woman at marriage to retain her name and tho man to retain his name The sons of thin family should bear mothers sur name and tho daughters their fath ers name am aware that tho clergy will run up tho danger signal at such a proposition but I cannot remind them that It Is always easy and expedient to change a custom or a law or even to revlso Gods law when it is to tho interest of man Witness tho legal setting aside of names In order that men may Inherit property assume titles or perpetuate line Thin impecunious Mr Bartlett of Philadelphia who marries tho Baroness Burdltt Contts tho richest wo man in England found it easy and ex pedient to drop the namo of llurtlettIand become Baron Contts Archbishop of tho English Church said not a word but gave them the glad hand as they always do to tho man or tho woman who has a full pocket flue Mississippi legislature found easy and expedient to change the of Jefferson Davis Hayes tot Jefferson Hayes Davis In order thin childs grandfather who left mule descendants might hand thin name Tho namo that thatIshould havo naturally from mother hall to bo bestowed on hr a body of strange men Had ferson Davlss daughter refused marriage to discard her moue and flatlonAnother Inequality Is visited on woman when sho enters Into a marriage contract Why should the prefix Mrs ho add ed to the namo of tho husband which lIrefixtho name to let the world know the woman lp married so that society may know how to treat her A man whether married or single Is Mr Tho world from his tltlo of Mr does not now whether ho Is a celibate a icncdlct a bigamist trlgnmlst or a polygnmlst If Mrs is prefixed to a married wo mans namo as a manifesto of her manIfestofect conduct of men surelyinwomanTho mar priesthasknown as Mrs B Her nearest friends would not recognize Mss A by hercard or on thin register of a To maintain womans hoteljwoman has but to refuse to thin namo of tho man shoo Itchauge thobnllotchange her name and tho present custom will be eliminated In regard to the prefix Mrs let Miss A refuse to bo called Mrs B or let her de mand in tho interest of fair play that Mr B affix some title to his name orhasMrs John Smith means In plain English thin woman of John Smith and it is a strange fact concerning woman that Mrs John does not rec ognlzo any indignity thinks it nn added glory to her own personality and eliminateIreflected honor of the man ries Think of a man marrying Miss throughlifetence as Mr Louise Gray Society would shun such a man yet that is resigninggherThe press teems with society news and the women are designated as Mesdames John Hay Tom Clay Ed ward Gray c and If one should overlook the word Mesdames it would appear that men alone composed tho social world If the dearest friends of these women should address thom- as John Tom or Edward they w uldIresent It as an insult rFColonel If woman desired to win such titles for a herknowa man dies tho world desig nates the surviving wife his with ow but when the wife dies no ono ever hears of her widower The pression his widow came from the time when woman had no resort for support save marriage When a married woman dies tho death notlco Is as follows Died Mary J the wife of William Stone 11Marypass on to the New Jerusalem vita out knowing who thin woman was Sometimes a woman has the good fortune to dlo in n house that she has earned or Inherited but it is always noted that she died at the residence f of tIThisher life but her tombstone Is in scribed thus Samantha late relict of JosIah Allen and sometimes Sa manthn tho relict sleeps in a row tandem wives ofIProbably Samantha had linen n timanthe world know who tho woman was that had departed this life Is It any moro sensible to call Mrs Mary Mrs Sum than to call Mr Sam Mr Mary know cases where there aro sevI 1havingimagined Ifon asking a woman to marry him shin would consent only on conditions that ho should take her designatedInname of thin woman he had married explainingallels In human customs and thin fact appears that thin loss of name is con summed a dishonor There are but four classes who surrender their names First Men receiving titles or es tates on condition of a change of name Second Fugitives from Justice who IdentityThirdNuns tho world marryLawheal company of convicts lunatics and idiots and custom places all mar fugifiveswho barter their names for title or wealth Thin Russian self was known as Count Tolstlos man tho Southern slave as Col Clarks Cato As soon as the Russian serfs and Southern slaves were freed they adopted Individual names thin most Ignorant recognizing tho dignity of possessing a name as a mark of tits tinction and an evidence of improved of tho old regime restedj J I NBLUEGRASBLADE f I I Ligion on de 01 Camp Ground THE START Do cohn am laid by an do rcapahs In do shod An do wheat am all thrashed an In do bin Campmeetln time hab now como around An do Palisou am a Itch In to wado Into sin So fit a shine on yopcfs an tallah yo shoes Cofcb an fry clem pullets Liza Jane Put in lots o buttah nn keep In do juice Fob It talc good catln to malt do Wild plain Ahll stroll by do moonlight fob honey and ham An be hack Liza gal befo do break ob day do way damIa spread 0 hell One things sahtln wo mils pcah to lib well Po black niggah same as po white trash Aint a cuttln any flggah any moah If Icy dont go to meetin an cut a big dash Deyll nebber plunk hawps on do golden shoah So git a shine on yosefs an tallah yo shoes Pack do ham and do honey along wld do cako tAn all look llglous when do Pahson cum round An his thanks fob de deab Lawds sake lTHEARRIVAL Good monnln Brudder Johnslng how do you do declahjde prayah Johnslng dat all do folks say An Ah bows all round an tips em mah hat As Ah walks dowr In front whah do good folks slay MORNING SERVICE I Cum nil ob you sinuabs po an needy Do Pahson bo read fob do berry fust song But ho didnt mean Johnslng no Indeedy Foh he know do do good things Ah alms fotch along Ah starts up do tune an dey all jlno In An slnnahs come a pllin in do tabahnackel cloab An do wah start In eernest glnst ol Sin An do noise ob do battle malt a mighty roah i Bruddcr Johnsing lead In prayah say Pahson Peters When do las ob dc grand old hymn am sung Den Ah down on mah knees fob dem po creeters l Who steal wid der bans an lie wld der tongue An Ah prays to do Lawd to forgtb dem chlllun climb In do night ovah udder folks fence an baskets am alt do time flllln IWhoden cum to meetin an tend Innocence An dat was do prayah of nigh ebery nlggah IJudgln by de Amens dat cum at do closo An den Pahson Peters began fob to flggah An tak do collection at once he purpose An do deacons pass do hat wid bow an wid smile While all sing de song which ebry body know How Jesus he pay all do debts arter while An wash good cullud folks white as do snow lTHE SERMON Den do text ho read an sppunded de same An qualnted dem slnnahs wid all der bad acks An do fluenco ob de spirit Ilk a fiery flame tfDemAn pull der razzahs an carve d rbruddcr man 1i1tt lk 1 Will all go to hell fob one long night An sizzle like de fat In de tryinpaniAn de nlggahs who brak In de smokehouse doah An peddle de whisky round in der boots An who sleep in de meetin an gib a big snoah Am de mean bl Debbils best recruits Den de Pahson he pound an he roah an stahm An tell em all gfc ut do eberlastin heat An when on his subjeu he git good an wahm He raise all de hah on do backmos seat content under their sole distinction of belonging to such or such a man because it was all the distinction they 11Dut since woman has emerged from t tho domestic cloister and Improved herself one splendid half of the man race doing her share of the worlds work as homemaker teach IIer author artist artisan and stand side side with men in Industrial YIand professional callings tho Idea pre Itself that an Individual who is j useful to society and hears half IB burdens needs a name of her own Think of the travesty on individual of applying She that was to 1Ity Stone Margaret Fuller Mary Jennie Llnd Mary And Maria Mitchell Susan B An thony Frances E Willard or that StanIten their names In letters of light on toIbo Lucy Stono and Jennie Lind bo Jonnio Lind and Mary Ander will bo Mary Anderson still 1wl1l they married men of great or no fame at all wrong of robbing a woman of her name is not alone a wrong to those who have achieved distinction hut equally so to the great mass of women who live and die unhonored antI unsung These unhlstorlc he roines like tile silent forces of Na mouldingindividual The efforts of social philosophers have always been crippled or defeat ed because of the elimination of wo mens names at marriage Roger Sherman probably bequeath ed a heritage of intellect that has been moro influential and longer continued than tho records of any other American family can show but tile strain runs almost wholly through the female side of tile family appear ing but twice In the persons of Gen oral anti Senator Sherman whlo from tho woman of this family have descended some of the greatest men In our history under names assumed at their marriage If the Sherman women had retained their fathers name at their marriage the name would not have sunk out of sight like a stream only to appear under another name Tho name of Field Is an illustrious one in America hut with the second generation It has almost passed Into oblivion for the reason that the young men of the family died early and the daughters changed their names at marrlagp for names less honorable or unknown to fame Lawyers have always had difficulty tracing family lines and In settling 1In iif estates because of the barbarous custom of women changing their names at marriage Fortune and honor too havo been lost and friends have been lost to one another Two devoted friends once register ed at a hotel and hecauso they hallI changed their names at marriage neither knew of tho presence of the other In the same house and left without a meeting once sent a let tot to Mrs Clara Drown and It was returned to mo from the Dead Letter Office then directed tho same let ter to Mrs J Brown this wo mans husbands name and site ceived It Tho custom of giving one of the sons of a family his mothers maiden name Is evidence that woman feebly recognizes that their name Is entitled to some recognition As women at marriage take their husbands name In the United States It is believed that the custom Is universal but such Is not the case In France a woman adds her husbands name to her own and several continental peoples of Europe use hyphenated names TIle Portugese women do not change their names at nil and this is exactly what American women should do If American women aro not worthy of or entitled to tho your possession of an Individual namo they had better emigrate to some planet where they will be In ante helium days the slave took the name of his master and over time ho was sold ho took the name of his now master This Is exactly the case with Wonton today Every time a woman marries she takes the name of her now husband and where gay widows and there are a host of them aro matrimonially Inclined and take to themselves a succession of hus bands they have a string of names as long as tno Pope of Rome and neither the world nor tho woman herself knows who she is Sometimes Mrs Day becomes Mrs Goodnight or Miss Lamb becomes Mrs Wolf or Miss Rose becomes Mrs Lyon or Miss Stone becomes Mrs Dull or Hoar or Mrs CrulcksiianK fully agree with my friend Eliza beth Cady Stanton when she says think before any man asks a woman to take his name ho should at least havo a descent one to offer her but think further that If a woman Is not worthy of an Individual namo through lIfo the sooner she Is gotten protestwomen Miss 01 Mrs If you want to write to Susan Jones address her as such It Is none of the worlds busi notWhatof common sense In human affairs l Ljtr DINNER Den ho say De deah moanabs am necdin sum res An folks hall to eat as well as to pray So he close tip do session foil do noon recess An charge omWall wld de Spurlt nil ob do day Den do Pahson he cum will Johnsing to dine An ho bless do vitals In do namo ob do Lam Den he say Slstah Liza yo chicken am fine An ills Brudder Johnslng am exceeding good ham Dcse rostln calls an tatabs show yo crops am good Fob which bress do Lawd and Him bo praised should like Slstah Liza to prepali mah food An lib all mah lIfo whah slch ham am raised Den Liza she say Pahson Peters you dine An gibbon to flattah like yo heels am to tune De reason dat ham an rostlneahs am fine Is base dey wus raised by de Light ob do Moon THE LOVEFEAST Den do lubfeas follow when de dlnnah am eat An each gib his sporlenco an all sing an shout While slnnahs cum moan In to do mussy sent An do Lawd wash em white from do Inside out Ah tells mah sperlence what de Lawd lone fob me lint Ah say nothln bout whah Ah git tint ham An ebry udder niggah fars Ah could see Bout RIch private mattahs kcp still as a clam An many git convuhtod an sing loud an dance While tier heels wld de music am keepln good time An udders fn1l ovah an go in a trance While udders talk to slnnahs down long do line An dey cum right up Hko dey did las yeah An co glorab halleujahs am gibbon jlst do same An all hug and lull an shed do glad teah When do las yeah Jlner cum up an gib his name t EVENING SERVICE Den de lubfeas close fob do preachln at night When de Pahson he pass Impohtant questions by Chicken scrapeswater millionan others he could cite To Jist talk ob lub an how to lib and die As do Lawd lubs us an hab glbben his Son So we should all lull an keep mighty straight An hub yo own wife an none udder one If you eber spec to trabbel froo do alaplaster gate An now say do Pahscn In voice big an loud An de llgbtnln ob his eye am keen as his tone Ah want you prove a zample to do gapln white crowd An dat niggah campmeetlns am good as der own An when It all am ober an do time roll by Do niggah git do verdlclf fob beln lies behaved An not like de white folks laugh an prophesy Bout mo souls made den der are souls saved BENEDICTUM Den cum de benedlctum an out dey all pass An de high toned niggahs start buggyrldln round While plain common nlggahs group bout on do grass Whah de limbs ob de trees cum close to do ground An udders go promenadln down lubbers lane Chasln de sleep away from der eyes While ol Pahson Peters an mah Liza Jane Am talkln to domsoves bout de home In de skies An de marshal am busy wid keepln ob de peace Whah whiskey am sellin down ovah do fence An do carvin wld razzahs am on do Increase By pahtles who am glbben to de loudest pretense Ah dont know why but when night cum round li I Dey fohglt do perfesslon dey male in do day Ii Till Ahm puzzled fob to know whOsilIglon am sound An who cum foh aI who fob to pr yV Ah Ah pay to mahsef bad a nlggah as Ah am An dieted to borrowin widout glbbln a receipt Dahs ono thing wus than de stealin ob ham An dats tend In to be good at a llglous retreat Dahs sum conscience wakened but much am depraved So de days roll by an do campmeetin close But de souls dat am made an de souls dat am saved Neithah Pahson Peters nor de good Lawd knows J WILSON and on this subject it needs it badly There are touts of thousands of men In our country who are divorced from husbands who have outraged every noble feeling In womans heart yet these same women after the court has released them from the mar rlage tie go lugging through life the names of the men that have disgraced them Surely If a woman Is forced to secure a divorce from a recreant husband she should then and there refuse longer to bear his name In iced tho court should dignify a wo man by restoring to her her name when it grants her a divorce The Idea Is being exploded that boo cause alaw or custom Is of hoary age It should be respected If three tenths of our women should demand the retention of their names at marriage and the sons of these women take their mothers names and their daughters take the names of their fathers genealogy would be simpli fied family names perpetuated motherhood dignified and woman Individ ualized DEATHS Lincoln Mich Oct I 02 Editor DIne Grass Blade Dear SirI regret to tell you that my lear husband passed away on the day of September aged 76 years Ho died as ho had lived a staunch Liuoral Wo lint no minister at his funeral A kind friend spoke a few words saying ho was a gout citizen honest and kind to old and young By his request he is burled in a beautiful place on his farm With best wishes am MRS E APSEY 1500On October twentyfirst and twenty eighth the Missouri Kansas Texas Ry Katy Route will sell round trip excursion tickets to points In Southern Texas from St Louis and Hannibal at the rate of 1500 tick ets limited to thirty days with prlv olego of stopovers at pleasure going and returning trip within limit of ticket Free side trips on all our branch Lines In Texas For further information call on or address JAMES BARKER G P T A H P BOWSHER D P A L St Louis Missouri W WHAT THEY THINK OF IT Continued from first page there is no chance for mo to go and consequently not subscribe for my book Tile other is to have my friends think am certainly going and con sequently not subscribe for my book hut walt until they hear that have written it to know whether It is of any account wish you could go with nwtrylt WANTS TWO DOG FENNELS San Antonio Tex Oct 02 Mr James Hughes Dear Sir and Brother Enclosed 110 for subscription and exchanging check Tell Mr Moore to put mo down for two copies of Dog Fennel with best wishes remain Your Brother W KARP Answer harpWitenoverAs for golden slippers upon your trippers May you havo six or seven LET EM COME IN BLOCKS OF 5 Corinth Ky Oct 02 J E Hughes Dear SlrPut me down fOl two books Dog Fennel In tho Orient and R A List ono book Yours truly T SHAW WANTS THE NEW BOOK Detroit Mich Oct 02 Mr C C Moore My dear SII1 was glad to read of your Intended trip to Egypt and Pal estio in the last number of the Blade und hope it may be a fact Place my namo upon tho list of sub scribers for tho book and notify mo when same is ready Very respectfully yours ED F MARSHNER City Assessor BLOCK OF FIVE Cincinnati 0 Oct 302 Fr end Mootolf you ever write tho g Fennel book put mo down for fly copies Respectfully Yours MORGAN WAMSLEY 7 J4t ll JI THE CHICAGO NEW VOICE Continued from first pago very lowest office In the county in which ho lives But what dill nny fond or quar rel between ino and Zachary have to do with tile facts that printed printed among other things that Zachary printed over his own name In tlio Lexington Leader that after ho was a preacher and a Prohi bition advocate ho was dancing with men and women at a little country tavern near Lexington and that ho sent out and bought tho liquor for the crowd If Zachary hind of his own accord told this because an honest confess ion Is good for tho soul supposing Zachary to have anything of that sort his publication would have been cred itable to him but ho never did it and nobody about Lexington linen anything about it until he found out was printing his career because ho had printed a defamatory lie about the dead brilliant young Kentucky woman Miss May L Collins- think it probable that I never would have knokn anything about the liquorswigging shindig for which Zachary furnished tho booze if he had not printed it himself when ho saw was camping on his trail for there was nobody about Lexington who seemed to know anything about Zach sly except tho Campbelllte sky buster Charles Louis Loos who told me that Zachary was a robber Certainly If these things that say about tho Voices candidate for Con gress in Henry Clays district in Ken- ttmckyZnellarynro not true the Voice man will have an easy Job to expose me and If he Is an honest man will do it while not to attempt to expose mo will bo an admission that am right and to recognize Zachary as a representative of ProIhibition here is as soft a thing asI tile distillers of this town would want if they ever hear of Zacks candidacy It Is a hundred times as bad as Sam Small as a Prohibition leader now this soon after his big jag while making a temperance speech for ev erybody knows that Sam Small does have some sense when he Is not drunk while Zachary the soberest lay ho over saw has not got half as much sense as Sam Small the drunkest day he over saw- I was a delegate to a National Pro hibition convention when believe the candidacy for President of the United States would have been offer ed Col George W Bain then and now living In Lexington Kyon a sliver waiter if it had been thought he would accept It and when the whole convention tried to thrust upon Bain the candidacy for Vice Pres ident of the United States If the Voice thinks am mlsrepro senting Zachary it ought to print a letter from Bain to that effect and Wouldreprint it in tboBlado Eain and I have been friends for 25 years or more and Bain would no more recognize Zachary as his social equal than would I never saw the two men together in my life- I do not know anything about the matter in the Carsonvllle Searchlight- If I ever see it may print It all and my answer if It is of sufficient Interest MRS HENRY AND METHUSELAH Mrs Henrys article in the Blade on Bible Inconsistencies has brought in a number of letters asking how it is that Methuselah lived on both sides of the flood when his name does not appear on the passenger ledger in tho clerks office of tho ark If you will look at Genesis 25 In any Blithe that has its chronology printed at the top you will find that Methuselah was born B C 3130 verse 27 of that chapter you will find that Methuselah lived to good old age of years doubtless explicable by the fact that he never used whisky or tobacco In Genesis 7 you will find that tint ark sailed B 2319 so that at tho time Noah pulled in his stage plank Methuselah was qulto a boy only 781 years old In order then that Methuselah should live out his 069 years he had to live 188 years after the flood It is evident therefore that Methu selah must have come over In his private yacht which ho had made and kept hid on the dead sly fearing that ho would be overcowded when it began to rai- nNOTES AND COMMENTS BISHOP VINCENTS GREAT CHRISTIAN PROJECT Tile press announces that Bishop Vincent tho founder of tho Chat au qua Is collecting funds to finish a hand somo building at Chatauqua New York This building is to bo used as an art gallery to contain nothing but pictures of Christ Wo suppose there will bo every style of picture from the tin type of the Infant Jesus doubtless the first picture Mary had taken of him by the traveling photog rapher to the stately lifesize per trait taken by the best Judean ar tists Of course these pictures of Christ will all bo verified counterfeit presentments of the Nazarene If thero aro enough of such portraits to till a building tho central figure of the New Testament must have been as fond of having his picture taken as Christopher Columbus as evidenced by the pictures of tho re puted discoverer of America exhibit ed lit the Worlds Fair at Chicago Of course Bishop Vincent will not ad mit a picture of Christ to this collec tion that Is not a good likeness tak en from tho original subject or cop I fr 1j Ul rSurelylaid nwakoonlghts devising some great scheme to benefit tho human race anti In the faco of coal strikes coal famine poverty crlmo and hu man suffering on ragged edge of winter a largo sum of money ex t pended In a fine building filled with t pictures of tho Savior of mankind is the most practical and helpful work a Bishop can engage In This collection of the pictures of Christ will con tain many snap shots of the kodak fiend who doubtless swarmed tho Holy Land when God was manifest In the flesh though tho good book says No man hath seen God at any time Dish op Vincents collection will be a paying attraction at Chatauqua as tho admissions will augment theIBishops salary beside being of such practical benefit to a world that lies in sin and sorrow Wo wonder If the meek and ly i Jesus approves of Bishop Vin cents plan to place his pictures on exhibition If Bishop Vincent con perhalts axxUNCLE PETERS EXPERIENCE Old Uncle Pete gave In his expe rience at Church and Will Allen Droumgoolo tho greatest Negro dla lect writer of our time recorded it is follows 1anwant feard o nuflln En dey aint lno sherff up clear ter haul a nigger roff ter jail fur nullln neider En Awhen got ter de dovl knocked en Marso Jesus He como ter do do His own sof en sez He How you do Unc Peter En tol Him wuz des r tolerblo en He sont me roun ter do i Jwasme a cup o waam coffee on made mo set down ter de sldo table en sot S2out a pone 0 con bread en do hock furslieChrismus tukkey slid o sabin it fur j jDenWbars you been Unc Peter Dat you been gone so long Sezi Bin alain In do jail Waitin fur my ball gloryEnUncle Jordans experience next week throughtwotory which Christian theology gained over secular thought of the Pa gan world i The second crisis Is the victory no less decisive which the secular I thought or rationalism of the modern world has gained over Christian theo logy In the words of a learned savant the first of these Is summed up In the words of Emperor Julian Thou hast conquered 0 Galilean Idf The second may be summed up InFtho words which tile Church un willingly had to utter to another j teacher in the words almost Identical Thou hast conquered 0 Galileo tt The question that now confronts the world is not as It was once whether theology can find room for 1science but whether science can find room for theology It is for Christianity not for I questionScience represents verified facts W Theology is a record of dreams hopes fears and conjectures which in the mystified human mind have crystal lized themselves Into beliefs Science deals with the realities of this life and this wonderful cosmos hfearstence if there be one jThe conflict is now on in earnest and rationalists should realize that xIt behooves us to win this battle JOSEPHINE K HENRYUDRINK HABIT CURED Home treatment for Adire ran LIQUORCURE itIV JtheDIAMONDS Order of me and save money I deal with the best cutters and largest Im porters direct have forty years ex perience am an accurate Judgo and anddiagnosecate and Intrinsic characteristics I now do not carry stock but buy the goods for cash as I receive the orders thus obtaining best discounts This saves interest on capital invested rents itIncidentaldealers who carry stock The IcommlssTbn I will charge you time facilities anti judgment trilling in comparison to the smalltbetween tho yciecs your retail MUST charge you and mine ia trial order Upon receipt of compare with others and If not satls factory return and get your money Jdesignsallowed for old Jewelry Denver has jsyourIInel04llSend J1fl LiBLtEGRASS BLADE a Ie rt pyrTv ir lr1 Timely Topics RELIGION BASED ON MONEY Three hundred million dollars are spent yearly In America for the Incul cation and propagation of Christianity Tho Inspired Word of God should thrive by virtue of Its own apparent worth and essential help to humanity There can be only one real test which has never been made to th Divinity and Inspiration of the Chris tian religionthat Isthe withdrawal of the use of money and the axe else of all fear and let It propaga naturally and upon Its own actual strip It of Its Imperial and a Istocratlcal alliances Its proud social functions and withdraw the enormous expenditures of money spent In its maintenance and let It propagate naturally through Intellectual am r mation just as science or any fact vances and where would It be In a few years I The fact Is plain that Christianity survives not by Intellectual and mor al assent but by imperialistic and aristocratic intrigue and by vast ex penditures of money used In shaping the mind of the child to its tenets and organizing and using him as tool to dominate and coerce his low man If even every government of Euro would refuse to support it and thus compel it to take its place among other creeds and stand upon its own merits how long would it remain a power 00THEY OPPOSE RENAN STATUE The proposal to erect a statue t Renan at his birth place Treguler evoking great opposition from the clergy The bishop of Saint Brtene has written a letter to the archpriest of the cathedral at Treguler referring to Renan as an impious blasphemer and saying that the erection of a statue to him would be sacrilege The local priest says a religious process- Ion will never be allowed to g through a street where there Is suc a statueIt be remembered that th Pope himself opposed the erection a statue to Bruno in the Holy Cit y and issued a bull calling upon th whole Christian world to rise up an oppose it But up the statue went and 30000 people from all over Europe assembled at its unveiling and there it stands today overlooking the Vatican When the Pope himself is powerless to prevent statues of Infidels going up in Rome how ridic ulous is the attempt of the Bishop of Brlene to stop the erection of a statue to Renan Its music to hear the hellhounds of superstition bay at Infidel progress k It is not generally known that the i Catholic Church has made a Saint of some obscure fellow by the name of Bruno with the evident intent r lead the Ignorant away from any re knowledge of the original Bruno A lady Liberal In this city was recently sIconversing with a Catholic girl and told her about Giordano Bruno Th young lady denied everything eayin that Bruno is a Saint of the Church and I can prove it Poor fool girl Sly old Monk r Gets her money By the chunk oPROTESTANT RECOGNITIONIN For the first time in the existence of the Portuguese government it has officially recognized Protestantism in the character of the evangelical schools which exist in that country In spite of the government opposition The occasion was the erection of a monument to a celebrated Portu guese poet patriot and statesman Almeda Garret who was born in Opor to In 1799 For the erection of this monument all school children were In vlted to contribute the Protestant schools being distinctly Included in the official invitation Christian Work J The Christian Work might have Sgone farther and told how FreeI thought and Socialism are advancing in Portugal and how even Catholics themselves as in Spain are openly de lying the Papal power All that Monk eystery madness hasI to go with railroads and machinery and Inter communication and com largeProtestantism and as it serves to split up and dlvldoj superstition its progress is to be welcomed in benlghted Portugal Protestantism is about asIbig a dose of intelligence as those poor bone worshippers can take at one time 00SULTAN AS AN AUTHOR Vienna Oct HDIe Information says the Sultan has written an auto bolgraphy which will fall on the civil Ized world like a bombshell Abdul thetpaper says has exposed in it the plicity of Christian monarchs and statesmen who have deceived one an other to gain his favor He lays baret the diplomatic secrets of the past 25 years and denounces Christian civl lization as hypocritical The work according to Die Information will published after the Sultans death asI a EuropeThe the inEuropeEurope and America of course de nounce him for every thing vile just as they portray the worst features of Chinese and other Eastern clvlliza jtlons and never say a word about the Military authorities have declared that the Sultan has the finest and best fighting army in Europe If this be EmperorWilliamback then the Sultan should rank away above William But the differ thencerl r Nicolas Sens the famous Chicago surgeon who has Just completed a tour of the world says that the hos pltal of the Sultan is the finest and best equipped In the world The power of the Sultan as a statesman and diplomat may be reckoned when we consider that all Europe Is arrayed against him ail he has been able to hold his own e is wedged in between Russia and the rest of Europe and all that him from being dumped clear ou potos and lying hypocrisy of all these Chris tian nations who have tried to use- the Sultan to trip each other up will now be laid bare The Sultan ev idently intends to give the world a fair sample of Christian diplomacy to contrast with that of the heathen Of course he has the papers to back him up and the old Pope will hay his hand shown too I admire th Sultan of Turkey Several years ago when all of Christian Europe were conspiring to pitch him across the Dardanelles the Pope leading them on he publicly asked Who Is that old woman on the Tiber who presumes to meddle with my affairs Teddy Roosevelt wouldnt have ej sand and grit to say that 00I-e METHODISTS AROUSED The Northwestern Christian Ado cate in an editorial refers to the ru mor that Roosevelt has informed the Vatican It would please him if Archbishop Ireland were made a Cardinal and Inquires whether the President has been made a cats paw by the- o Archbishop In expressing an opln ision It says he would violate the splr it of the law calling for entire sepa ration of church and state It says We can scarcely believe that Presi dent Roosevelt would be guilty of such a violation of the spirit if not the letter of the Constitution which he has sworn to defend and of such an Insult to members of the Protes nonllamahn as a reque it appointeIfThe Wisconsin Methodist Conference also sent a message to the Pres hedland to the office of Cardinal Methodists and other Protestants all over the country have said nothing about this and I have not seen or heard of Roosevelt denying it to tliose who did have the grit to denounce it There are a lot of Protestants who are ready to denounce such an ac lion as a violation of the Constitution but who themselves are trying put their God in the Constitution They are all alike enemies of fro government and would tear our pre ent constitution into shreds if the had the power is a plain open fact that Roose alveil Is playing into the hands of th Pope and it is stall plainer that Proto estants are either blind to it or fear to protest against it While Catholicism is going to basg1and here upon Freedoms soil it will malts Its last bold stand There Is going to be a great big religious stink raised In this country before many years and when the air Is again clear of the stench the world will be disgusted with Christian sham and pretense and relegate It to the uselesL s The teachings of old Ben Franklin Tom Paine Tom Jefferson George Washington James Madison and Abra ham Lincoln cannot be overthrown by the imported rot and rubbish of de caving aristocracies and dead civill zatlons 00BIBLE KNOCKED OUT The Supreme Court of Nebraska has rendered a decision against the singingtschools Exercises by a teacher in a public school says the Court in a school building in school hours and In the presence of the pupils passagefrom s songs and hymns and offering prayer to the Deity In accordance with the doctrines beliefs customs or usages of sectarian churches or religious or ganlzatons is forbidden by the con stitution of the state In their written opinion the Judges say that It does not express their personal inch anythingof sectarian denominations from Ing read in the public schools It is common for judges to go out of explanationsbut the Nebraska judges doubtless opposltIoncision was sound or not from a legal standpoint Some years ago there was a decision in an Ohio Court of he same general tenor as that of the Nebraska court and although the Judge rendering It was himself an or bitterlydenouncedthe bench though ho was an able and upright Judge was an embarassment to his political aspirations afterward The bill favoring reading the Bible the public schools of Nebraska was before its legislature a year ago lastI spring and was passed up to the Su peme Court at which time a great petition was presented to the Su promo Judge to favor the bill for the reason that McKinleys slayer was an Atheist and his death due to Atheism and besides a band of fidels somewhere in the country hurl criticised the favorite songs of Mr McKinley I wrote a letter of protest to the Governor and to the members of the Supremo Court and to a number of prominent Congressmen stating that the N L P awaited the decision of the Supremo Court and if it favored e bill we would marshal all our 1t1T i1f lt1ICdo not know probably not It was only the bluff of one man on tho let terhead of an organization little pre pared to do much But I am satisfied that if letters were thus sent from nil parts of the country and a Comanche yell raised legislators and courts would hesitate before they would violate the Const StatesI in Washington letterIThe American Press Writers As soclatlon are doing noblo work alon tracktand raise money to fight all such Invasions of free speech 00THE NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY Wants to double its membership Its next Convention In January It can bo dono if each member now on the roll will talC it upon himself to secure one other member orgyo It Is almost a waste of time to stoat a membership of 500 to 1000 This number will bring to the Treasury many dollars which will only me tho running expensesof prlnth g salaries postage bonds for Annual Conventions c We mu havo a surplus for defensive tions Otherwise all we will amou to Is the talk we do during the yea meet In an Annual blowout and e feet nothing Out of 100000 outspoken Liberals In this country we ought at least to have a membership in a year or two of 10000 The most the A S U over had wn 3300 It had to beg all the time an spend 200 in postage to get 100 in Now we dont want to beg We ought not to have to beg For my part I wont The A S U the N L P an Press Writers all together have n o a membership of 1000 Many of these are members of all three organizations Each of lass ought to have enrolled many thous sands It is the duty of every Liberal In this country to unite with some orga- nizatlonif not with the N L P wit any other equipped for practical work Do it brothers and sisters Lt us never stop until we get 10 000 members in the N L P This will mean 10000 for Liberalism and then we can go at the enemy like heroes in tho strife Wake up Wake your neighbor up Send in your name at once to our Secretary and let us go Way Down South in Dixie an even thousand strong 00FOURneThe membership of the N L P has a large sprinkling of women i dlbnftyEvery woman adherent lends thee encouragement of two men We will never conquer if we do not wUj w men to our side Every time wo gal a womanwe gain a family thtAn organization honored by membership of such women is an ho or to the cause it espouses The oldest of these and the one longest engaged in Freethought labor Is Josephine Henry In my ion n the brainiest brightest woman i America I do not say this in dispar agement of the abilities of any other woman or from association or friend ship honor Elizabeth Cady Stanton She is a woman of greater individ uality than Mrs Henry She has ha d vigorous health to support her vig orous brain She has had the advan tages of living in the East where the press is more noted and liberal am of mingling in the thickest of the fight She has won distinctions and a proud fame which she justly merits All honor and glory to our Gran- Old Woman No other woman could have done the work she has done Few have such n combination of health brain and persistence But keen quick clear conception bright Imagery broad grasp of great questions and forceful virile ex pression what woman Is equal to Mrs Henry I have read the speeches of Carrie Chapman Catt Annie L Shaw and many other brilliant women but they tacit in point force effect and in dividuality They do not rise above the crowd They are two of many like them questlonsla Wheeler Wilcox has depth but not breadth She discourses brilliantly on ordinary matters but does not grasp great Issues Sentiment prevails ov er rude facts Women who are still tinctured with burningIssuesgreatest The other three I refer to are Har PhelpsandThe readers of this paper are well thofirstincreasing virility and force of their productionsvigorous practical and partlcMars additionsers and with tho acquisition of ex erlence they are sure to attain to maywellers who are destined to fill the foot oldInKate Austin I regard as one of tho Freethoughtfact that she is a child of tho Wes ofthes scenes of actionno opportunities to acquire an education her childhood and womanhood narrowed by bitter est povertyyet above all these dis advantages she has risen to a proud pin eo llio mon and women of tho great world of Liberalism As n forceful and vigorous writer on eco nomlcs Womans Rights and Sox Freedom Considering the dismlvan tages of her wholo life there are few women the equal of Kate Austin Her trenchant pen goes deep into tho subjects she discusses and she presses mo as a woman of great re servo power These four brilliant women stand Ing high In our ranks are an Insplr atlon to all of us and should bo bea con lights leading every 1tUeral mind ed woman into our fold If the N L P stands for one thing more than another It is for the mental cmancl potion of woman Dear Slstcrlngs at the conclusion of reading these few brief remarks como forward and give your hands and hearts to Liberalism and join and strengthen tho organization whirly stands up for your own freedom 00HEAVEN CERTIFICATES Topeka Kas Oct 15 United States Senator Burton just returnee from Hawaii where ho went as ono sof tire senatorial committee says peopleppresent A number of missionaries amettlflcates to admit them landseA number of the moro Ignorant na wayntsuspiciourfThis statement of U S Senator Burton well illustrates the mlschiev ous and demoralizing effects of the missionary nuisance One of Its worst features Is that it disgraces the na civilizationdMEN of tho heathen but simply to make dupes to their religion that they may the more easily plunder them Tho whole missionary scheme is tha obdfBut it is no worse than the brace game practiced upon the religious Ig norant right at home who are over lastingly filched by the parson and priest with guarantees of mansions and crowns The poor Hawaiian who parts with 1VRITTEh N e big a fool as the Christian at home who parts with his money and who accepts only a VERBAL certificate on Heaven The South Sea Islander Is actually the smarter of the two for ho has sense enough to demand something to show for the transaction In either case the fool and his money are soon parted 00CHRISTIAN Roman Catholic circles like the Protestant are stirred by tho dlscov Romayn higher education There are 4085 Catholic students attending secular arns Cathe0 compete with the great universities Advancen perceptible that the religious drift is toward Secularism When Christians are desirous of pushing their sons to tho front in the educational world they look about for the best for the money Religious- n schools are in bad odor to the gen scat public There is an outofdate behind the tumes air pervading them There Is that Monkeystery atmos pieta clinging to them like the scent of faded roses to tho shattered vase The Catholic University at Wash ington was built for the purpose of outdoing all other universities in land It was just going to put all in the shade Now it has only 100 students while Harvard and Yale are practically Infidel and are educating sameddrift is away from creed and faith and wings and air mansions Prac tical people are pushing for facts I am beginning to doubt the ne cesslty of a Liberal University al though I realize that It will do some and probably much good But be lIeve the amount of money required spreadlugbe far greater benefit to the advance ment of the Liberal cause 00THE DISINTEGRATIONOF oURCH We see the consolidation in busi ness and educational movements up on every hand but It is to be equally noted that the Christian Church Is disintegrating into numerous societies and multiplying ua institutions The church proper has ceased to bo tho unit of organization The big gest rallies are around its branch so cieties Each of these branches are organizationhaving most as perfect as that of the mother example in the average Moth odlst church wo find a young peoples society usually tho Epworth League a Junior Epworth League a Y M C A and a Y W A a Ladles Aid KingsDaughtersdry Society Womans Christian Tom groupsofsome special purpose with officers minutes treasury and all the par aphernalia of organization All oth mUltiplyingbranches Will the church proper stand when organizationInsled since young people will very naturally take more to young so ch ties In which there Is less re lalnt and more freedom and In time they will como to look upon the church as a thoughtless and disre uponislittle antiquatedand not up to date and among his companions refers to him lttlThO old MMI 00THE WOMAN ALWAYS GETS THE WORST OF IT Procurator of the Holy Synod plots against tho Czarina because she docs not give birth to n son and St Petersburg via Berlin heirITue Czarinas position is extremely precarious at though divorce is forbidden by the Orthodox Greek Church there is n strong feeling shared by peasants and aristocrats attic that some means should be found by tire holy synod to set her aside for a wife who Is likely to bear tho Czar an heir to the throne Poblcdonostzeff the procurator of tho holy synod who through the agency of his priests has already un dermlned the Czarinas position with the masses because he believes her adoption of tho orthodox faith insincere is suspected of fomenting this agitation for a divorce Tire ostensible ground suggested is that the Czarina has never conscien tlously conformed to the orthodox religion and therefore she has never been legally tho Czars wife Tire Czarinas misfortune Instead of win nlng her sympathy has intensified tire distrust and distills with which as a German she has always been regard ed Her children who are extremely winning and attractive girls are not only not greeted but are actually scowled and cursed at as they drive through tho streets The effect of this terrible strain on the Czarinas mind inclined as it al ready is to hysteria may be serious It Is said but for the sympathy and comfort extended by the Grand Duchess Serge she would have already broken down The Czar is attached to her still but his chargrln at his recent dlsap polntment is unconcealed and his anxiety to have an heir Is overmas intriguetCommentThe above not only re veals the dominance and power of the clergy over the state but reveals their base Intrigues and brutality The splendor and power of tho clergy depend upon upholding an autocratic government which will salary them and commission them to educate and sway tho people by Indoctrinating them with superstition The Czar is nothing but an impotent figurehead Tho priests and nobles are tho gov ernment Who Is to determine the fault of the Czarina falling to bear a son Why should she bear the blame of it She is superior to the Czar both mentally and physically In stead of pitching her out why not divorce him and marry her to a man The Russian crown family has run out and its remnants are degenerates and the wisest step they could take would be to build again upon peasant blood W HENRY A1 SULLIVAN An ExMonk Now Residing In Cincin nati Will Give a Series of Lec stures at Grand Army Hall 35 W Sixth St Beginning Sunday Ev suing Oct 26th at 8 p mSub ject Life In a Monastery November 2d High Mass for high money moneymNo Mass no money November 9th Romish Relics their use and abuse November 16th Private lectures to men only- Romish theology will bo exposed also the questions asked In the Confessional Box Mr Sullivan is wel known through out Illinois as an orator and fluent speaker and comes well recommended He knows from personal experience all about tho inside of Monas tic life He trimmed the corns off his knees every morning for years Ho has flattened himself on his belly and kissed the floor a thousand times in the presence of his Superior Ho will tell ofall tire Monkcy Doodle business going on behind those myterlous walls Let all who can turn out to hear him When an Infidel turns Christian or a Protestant turns Catholic it is heralded through the papers all over tho country But when Priests and Monks turn Infidel no mention is ever mado of it Sullivan is a case of Jump from Mottle to Agnostic He states 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