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BLUE GRASS BLADE Y1 I1m1TED PY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 0100it YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL XItfiyJkorA7 n LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY JANUARY II E M 303 X100 A YEAR fiJIJd 1- J0M Iy ll BLADEtone year Issues for ono year 250 IIIiIssues for ono year 100 Issues lor ono year 3500 Terms100 per year hi 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 the new nddressIWhen you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old subscriber The address slip on the paper will nhow expiration of subscription and serve as a receipt as the date changes as ooou as the subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication are f not discontinued at expiration unless ordered by the subscriber The courts invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers re Ogved until the paper Is paid for in f nn ilntn nml ord r lllsontbi tinned Office of publication 101 East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Hall all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Cumberland Telephone 307 Club Rates and Sample Copies The Blade wll bo sent for 50 cents a year each for auy order for FIVE or more Sample copies will be sent 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 Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children 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 ths 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 Keep Church and State forever separlteGrltIn Is this government founded upon the Christian religionWashingtonThe Church and State should be absoluteGarfi- eldCOLLEGEofMDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material EEP MODERATE Fall term opens in September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSIER M Secy 946247 Ashland Ave Chicago III lp ME- I1nCRESS CON OF THE NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY NallonrI Liberal Party which Is to hold fiJ fMigrcBS in Lexington Ky himiury 425 E M 303 A 1903 will htIll most thoroughly American convntlbn ever held on American soil Tho average American Is oblivious to fact that the platforms of the political parties of tho United States rarely If ever refer to the fundamental principles of government They are so weighted down with tho Issues that are deemed the strongest levers to put them In power that there Is no room for fundamental principles but it Is wisdom at times to bring before the public primal irinclples if only to show how far we have drifted from them One of the pillars of our Tem pie of Liberty Is the complete sep aratlon of church and State Yet how have we lived up to this principle lly exempting from taxation hundreds of millions of church property thereby forcing the people to not only pay tribute to support tJiHr own brand of religion hut every other brand Near ly every mental Illusion and delusion under tho sun moon and stars have planted their houses of worship In the United bates and the people are corn pelle to pay taxes on them In addition to this the taxpayers hard earned dollars are filched from them to pay the salaries of chaplains in the army navy National and State Legislatures and public Institutions If all this Is nut a union of church nml State what Is It The National Liberal Party recog nines the fact that ecclcsltstlcal hold ings are Increasing at an alarming rate and unless they are put on the tax list this trampling on a fundamen tal principle will at no distant day overthrow tho Republic The Repub lies of the past have gone the same IOlIteJTho N L P therefore raises the battle cry THE TAXATION OF CHRUCH PROPERTY Now that tune at hand to bold tho annual G11Igrss of the tional Liberal wj particularly Crru u l read mad ponder the following objects and methods of theN 11P OBJECTS The Complete Separation of Church and State By Which We Demand Taxation of Church Prop erty Tho abrogation of all laws favor ing observance of Sunday as a holyday cessation of appropriating public funds for sectarian purposes for chaplains In our army navy leg islatures nod other State Institutions The abrogation of the Judicial oath In the courts and In Inaugural ceremonies and all other recognition of religion such us religious festivals toil days of thankglvlng and prayer That no diplomatic relations be established with the head or otllclal authority of any church or religion nor that the Rod or Savior of any ro llgion bo Incorporated into Con stitution nor other violation ho made of Article of tho Amendments to the Constitution The abrogation of all laws what soever granting class privileges The freedom speech press MEHODS The Organization Into a Political Body Of All Men and Women Who Would Maintain Purely Secular Character- of This Government Hy defending the freedoms of speech mad press In local courts and before legislative bodies By likewise resisting all en croachment of ecclestlclsm upon the State By uniting with and assisting Individuals and societies of whatever creed or party when unjustly perse cited for religious and political ex pression or belief f By preventing the corrupt reign of monopoly and partisanship through Direct Legislation by tho Initiative and Referendum By advocating equal rights justice to nil giving women an equal voice In all governmental affairs and by all other practical anti legal meth oils maintaining personal liberty just economic conditions and all oth er essentials upon which a secular free government must rest Surely all true Americans must roc ngiilzo the pressing need of checking ecclesiastical encroachments In our Republic and strictly maintaining Us secular character As women const stuto one half our population they must come Into their political blth right before wo can mako tho rule of the people a verity All who believe In religious and clv il liberty for all tine people of the American Republic should lend their presence or their personal or muter ial aid to the Lexington Congress The clarion call to this meeting should ring like a bugle blast through out our land There should bo a mon stem gathering from all sections and those who cannot attend are request L t ilC ed to send letters of greeting and enroll their names on tho party roster Lexington is a beautiful and pro gressive little city and tho executive committee will do all in its power to make the Congress a success In every way A cordial Invitation is extended to the general public All classes and all creeds woi as those of no creed will be warmly welcomed to the ses sins of me Congress Let us hope that the weather will bo propitious and that there will bo a grand rally of true blue Americans at Lexington who believe In Freetliought Free Speech and Free Press Truth loses some battles but no must be firmly established or Republics will perish from the earth Let all attend Lexington Congress who believe in maintaining personal liberty Just economic condi tions and all other essentials upon which a secular and free government must rest As the executive committee com pletes its arrangemtns they will be printed In the Blue Grass Blade JOSEPHINE K HENRY 1st Vise Pros N L P ATTENTION LIBERALS Local Liberals have arranged for a suitable hall to he used or the com ing Convention of the National Lib eral Party and In a few days every thing will be in fine shape for the re ception of the delegates to the Con ventlon The next Blade will give hotel and boardinghouse rates and we hope to arrange for special rates for all visitors and will try and make your stay In the Blue Grass Capital as cheap and pleasant as Is possible for us to oo Let everyone come who can dont let any small matter keep you away and we will assure you a good time From Lexington Lea- derHEATHEN THREATENS AN INVASION OF THE HOLY LAND AND THE FAR EAST Moore Will Follow the Man From Cooks In Quest of Ma terial For a Book Quakeracre Jan d 1903 Editor Leader After compliments of the season thusly Plpno rirlrit thldlilllvla In ivaluable paper amt look to the an gels for your pay In the sweet by and by On tho 4th day of next February will D V start from New York on the steamer Moltke with Cooks Tour Company on a cruise of South ern Europe Asia Minor Northern Africa from GIbralta on to Egypt and Palestine My principle purpose In going to finish the journey that undertook on foot soon after dolling my clerical vestments In tho long ago see Be hind the Bars 314S Is to write a tool called Dog Fennel In the Orient requisite number of sub scribers to which loss only have to the time of this writing come to mo from all over United Stntes with some scattering ones outside of our land of free etc The Indications are that the whole number and more will ho subscribed for be fore go and think twice tho re quisite number by the time return My early and present calling and Inherited predilection for theology have made me quite as familiar with the history of Palestine and Egypt as am with my own Kentucky and simply need personal observation to write of those countries what hope from my past literary experiences will be a readable book will simply write a round un Varnished tale and will set down naught in malice and naught e tonu ate hope to strike happy me Ilium between thoso writers about those countries nil of whom have gone to weep except those who have gone to laugh hope to he neither a Democrltus nor a Heraclitus My hook will bo sold for 100 and hope to mako It a gem of the art preservative In all of Its mechanical details The steamship company In consid eration of advertising In the hook will furnish me handsome pictures for It the cuts of which have been sent mo have received some subscriptions front Lexington and vicinity and expect to make a personal canvass of tho city No money Is asked until tho hook Is ready for delivery Yours fraternally CHARLES MOORE HAVENMEYERS HALLUCINATION- A news Item from nn Ohio paper says John llavenmoyers reason for withdrawing front sugar trust was that he couldnt he a Christian and stay In Now this Is something new for these rich Christians to develop a conscience lime sugar magnate should nave continued to do the Bacr act and look after tho Interests of the working mnn ns tho coal barons are doing Mr Havenmeyer must bo troubled with Indigestion or nausea Induced by too much sugar The fliction will probably not affect him to tho limit of disgorging and re turning his wealth to people who produced It Such nn act would prove his Insanity HARRIET M CLOSZ i ft t LONGTOM THAT TEDDY ROOSEVELT CALLS FILTHY LITTLE ATHEIST The Grand and Glorious Tom Paine Was the Author of the Dc 1 claration of Independence 0New York Press Dec 29 1906 OLD BELIEFS UPSET Newspapers are the great recd firs It Is now generally accepted as a fact by historians that Thomas Jefferson not only did not write the De claration of Independence but that that manly striking comprehensive clear convincing and fault eHs Instru ment was entirely beyond his ability LongTomThe actual author was Thomas Paine hyJlrrersonson was a mere substitute anyway as chairman of the committee ap pointed to draw up the Declaration Richard Henry Lee the original chair bythettok his place It was Lees resolu Hun that drove Congress to take ac tion on Declaration THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE Jefferson got all the credit for the Louisiana purchase Thomas Paine sent to the President on Christmas Day 1802 a proposal that Louisiana bp purchased and the very next day showing Paine was a power In the thatmeasuresbusiness Coming events cast their ktmdows before The New York Press prints at Its head The Largest Republican cir atarThe marked copy containing the nslPuH tJWg ereAve Brooklyn N As much as t lirlxe the writings of our leaders that appear In Blade I do not think that anything that any of them can write Is as valuable as tho above two editorials printed together In a newspaper that probably has the largest Republican circulation lu write for the Blade are Infidels and it is naturally to suppose that we wouli be prejudiced In favor of Tom Paine and this of course nat orally Impairs our long contention that Paine wasno IS for he lives today In tho memory of the justthe author of that most Important docu exCelltIngwrested from King John lackland the New York Press Is not only an Infidel paper and has no Interest to uphold any Infidel contention but It Is a great metropolitan Republican paper that from sheer honesty Is Ing justice to a man that Roosevelt the lender of Republicanism has In order to pander to Christians called a filthy little Atheist while the facts seem to bo that Intellectually and morally he was the man that made Abraham Lincoln tho Infidel father of the Republican party all lampliesbecumsebe In all these regards llko Tom Paine How nay mnn who Is nn Infidel or a patriot or a loyal citizen of this government or a Republican or an trutlmrfillhothdefamerPaine who barefooted the snow ralliedolutionary patriots at Valley Forgo when Washington had despaired and Ubuysoldiers how can any tan who loves humanity can sympathize with this Christian hypocrite who made a fall mllltnrrfumeshed a drop of his blood and who Is president simply because an anarchist asslnated McKinley a grand Christian who saved mo whom he knew to be pettyChristianlately murdered Ida Crnddock how any man worthy of tho name can have any sympathy with mallgncr of th great dead Tom Paine who more than Washington was the father of this country is ono of tho mysteries of humanity that cannot understand Our great Infidels Lincoln nnd In gcrsoll were truly great but they were only what Palno called sunshine triots men who became great lie cause Tom Paine through suffering had Waxed tho way that led them to glory ELIZABETH STANTONS AUTOBIOGRAPHY Since tho death of Mrs Stanton her autobiography is being widely read and commented upon It is a work t I J r Vote F- Officers of TheirPARTYMEMBERS THAT THE FOLLOWING BALLOT IS SUBMITTED FOR THEIR USE r rThe NVWVV1V1MVNVIMVWWYVNVVWVWW Ballot IFOR TREASURER PRESIDENT SECRETARY VICEPRESIDENT y 1 2d VICEPRESIDENT 3d VICEPRESIDENT IFOR CHANGE OF CONSTITUTION Vote Yes or No I lNV NVVIINVVI NV EVERY ONE SHOULD CONSULT ARTICLE XII OF THE CONSTI TUTION FOR DIRECTIONS IN CASTING BALLOT + ir THROWNIOUTTHE BALLOT AS PRINTED IN THIS PAPER MAY BE CUT OUT AND USED THERE ARE REALLY NO CANDIDATES YOU MUST ACT UPON YOUR OWN JUDGMENT NO SETUP TICKET AT ITS EXECUTIVE MEETING IN OCTOBER THE FOLLOWINGFfd CHANGE IN THE CONSTITUTION WAS PROPOSED BY DR J WiL- SON NAMELY THAT ARTICLE fill WHICH READSI ft k tu JrItlntshall be elected annually and shall hold ofllce until their success ors are elected SHALL BE CHANGED TO THE FOLLOWING OFFICERSmTho officers of Tho National Liberal Party shall bo a Pres TreasurorIhcysuccossars are elected THE OBJECT IN MAKING THIS CHANGE IS TO IDENTIFY THE MORE ACTIVE LIBERALS IN DIFFERENT SECTIONS OF THE COUN TRY WITH THE OFFICIAL HEADS OF THE N P THERE WILL BE TEN OR MORE VICEPRESIDENTS NOMINAT ED AS DECIDED UPON BY THE CONGRESS FOR CHANGES OF CONSTITUTION WRITE YES OR NO ON THE BALLOT ON SUNDAY JANUARY 25 WILL BE PAINE MEMORIAL DAY WE REQUEST LIBERALS OVER ALL THE COUNTRY TO MEET IN UNISON WITH US ON THAT DAY WHEREVER TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED SUNDAY JANUARY 25 AND THAT ALL SUCHfyMEETINGS BE REPORTED TO US AS THE NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY DESIRES TO ESTABLISH A PERMANENT PAINE MEMO RIAL DAY DR T J BOWLES President X WaK Muncle Ind r DR J WILSON Vice President rat iit 3i4 E Fourth St CincinnatitihIr W F JAMIESON Secretary t mQ western Ave Cincinnati IMORGAN WAMSLEY TreasYt255 E Fourth St Cincinnati at once Instructive mod Inspiring and will awaken tho llvliest interest in grand and useful life of Americas most Illustrious woman The story of Mrs Stantons life as told by hersolf exhibits a strength of character and rar reaching spirit of humnnitarlaiiism which led her to battle for the oppressed while every page sparkles with humor or Is weighed with gray philosophy A del icate charm and refined pathos throbs through the entire work Eighty years mod more Is a book that should bo In every library and should bo read by the rising genera lion to teach them that the fabric of feminine character is tho bud rock on which civilisation rests Happy the people who are blessed with such a courageous thinker as Elizabeth Cady Stantou for she was ono of those regal minds who studied and probed tho problems of life pro foundly greatly regret that through this autobiography was not woven tho splendid service Mrs Stanton rendered to the cause of Woman Suf frage Whether Woman Suffrage would right wrongs or not with woman rder tho Influence of Church as she VOIlmlnwomen pi nT What will they do with It does not enter Into the question To render Justice to halt the human race Is duty of a government that proclaims that True government consists In the consent of the governedtEvil was never known to follow In f train of Justice and this was tho great Idea that Elizabeth Cady Stan ton pursued steadily for moro that years In Mrs Stanton the world has nn example of a splendlu womanhood ofaJngoage of Church mill Slater t free woman a very ferent creature from the one In bond age and what free woman of the future will do for tho world it will a take a library to tell This autobiography of Ellzbeth Cady Stanton will he an inspiration to American women nnd should bo read In Womens Clubs The personal elo mont Is a fascinating part of the work and one finds it hard work to lay tho book down If the reader of this wishes to present a woman or girl friend with a book that will at once Instruct entertain mod amuse no better selection could be made than the life of Elizabeth Cudy Stanton cutitled 80 years and amor- eJOSEtIllNiC K HENRY Versailles Ky tT BLUE GRASS BLADE 1 f DOES WEALTH MAKE HAPPINESS While I never was rich as compar ed with the rich people of these days none of my brothers lived longer than years and my father was worth about 100000 and my parents were very Indulgent to me I was never Im moral and believe I got more happi ness out of money than those gener ally do who have It On the other hand while I have nev r or been very poor am and for years r have been far from rich and not as a consequence of extravagance or tr Idleness In any of my family or my selfkspent the several years that preached among the poorest people I ever sawtho mountaineers of Ken tucky I have seen a good deal of what we call rich society In Kentucky f none of whom of course are rich at all compared with the rich people of the East I mean by rich In Kent tucky people who are worth from one hundred thousand to 250000 was sixtyfive years old a few days since I am in extraordinarily can judge phy agtcaadlyealAUoutfroy mental health of course I cannot judge and about It k there seems to be a broad difference of opinion among others When was young I was very pop ular Now I hardly know whether to say I am popular or the reverse as people generally understand word ItnpPYroGive me neither poverty nor riches and of the story of Diogenes asking f Alexander to get out of his sunlight t I have thought much of Girard and t Tolstoi and Carnegie three Infidels who gave away millions of money to ff make others happy evidently thinking that it would make them happy to do r isoand I suppose this was the great est pride and happiness of their lives Would I take the millions of dollars if some multimillionaire would offer It to me think I would and this is what suppose 999 honest men out of 1000 would answer to that ques tion But believe would do It hop ing to do good with it though could not be certain that would do good C with it or even try to do good with It even If I took it with that expectation If though had to live with my millions as the ordinary millionaire lives I hardly think that I would ex change my present conuitlon for his It has not been my experience that rich men and women were happy consequence of their wealth I be lieve there is fmy as much unhappi ness among the rich in proportion to number as there is among the poor In cases of suicide in consequence of financial matters thing that while many of them are in conse quence of loss or fear of loss more lu thIII t JHullw1o t had an abundance upon which to live It now seems to me that If I were rich I would take great pride and pleasure in living just as as I now do though I would almost cer tainly be charged with an affectation of eccentricity or of humility or of penuriousness in case I was not very generous In this way I Imagine that all rich people feel that their motives are criticised and that they are apt to be doubtful of the friendship of any body because they know that un principled and designing men are apt to make friends of rich men while the proper kind of men may not be as kind to rich men as they would otherwise be because they are afraid of being suspected of hypocrisy There are some few Instances of peoplea majority of them menwho were friends to me as long as had money but who care little about me now But as it is now never for an instant suspect the genuineness of any mans or womans pretense who pretends to be a friend to me now because I cannot conceive of any mer cenary or selfish motive that any man woman or child could have In profess ing to be a friend to me now So that just any little word or deed of anyone that indicates friendship to me now is enjoyed by me as an evidence of real friendship for can conceive of no other motive than a genuine one that such a person might have No rich person can enjoy this as surance of the unselfishness of his friendsI not know of any mistake In life that think is making more un happiness than the idea that riches make happiness It not only keeps people continually straining to be rich but makes them try to appear richer than they really are so as to get the admiration of others and the result Is that they live in a style that is more expensive that they can afford and are always oppressed with debt is more suffering from debt tlThere than there is from a want of the necessaries of life If all people would live within their means though to do so would expose their poverty it would remove much of the unhappiness of life Fine things that are not paid for are of little pleasure to those who have them No good and sensible people have any less regard for people because they are poor unless their poverty is the result of some wrong doing and good people who have money are more Inclined to help poor people who act like poor people than they are to help poor people who act like rich people I think that all people should try to make money more than is neces sary for their own wants not In order that they may live as rich people gen erally do but that they may use It to do good While personally my family and- I live plainly I believe that we long to a very large class of farmers who are commonly supposed to live quite comfortably but who would be actually much happier if they would sell enough of what they have to free them Irom dept instead of striving t for all their lives to get out of debt and still hold what they have or ap pear to have and then live very much are not many people who are unhappy if they are out of debt and are all the time honestly employed- see ninny rich people men and women who seem to be unhappy Just for the want of somcuiing to do They have not the moral courage to use some of their superfluous money to help others and to occupy their time in profitable labor as poor peole have to do and it is pitiable to wit ness the unreasonable and unsatisfactory methods that these people use in trying to entertain themselves The poor man who owes nothing and Is able to engage his mind and healthfully exercise his body In honest labor that barely buys comfortable food and raiment for himself and for any who may justly depend upon him has far more reason to sympathize with the unoccupied rich man or the man who is simply hoarding money that he does not need than such rich men have to sympathize with such a poor man- I was once a haute clerk and a man came In to make a deposit who at the time had 75000 to his credit He said was a much happier man when I was a blacksmith making horseshoes than am now lIe left his family rich have watched their career and believe they would have been happier and he too If he had never attained any more than the fortune of the ordinary horse shoeing blacksmith remember that as a rich young man with no responsibility upon me used to envy the freedom from care that my fathers Negro slaves seemed to have as they went laughing and singing and whistling out to the fields to plow I have seen many fearful wrecks of the lives of men who start ed life about the same time that I did as rich young men But I hardly ever saw a young man start life as a poor man and who neuner used liquor nor tobacco whose life has been a fail ureGeorge W Bain now of Lexintgton known as a temperance orator from Boston to San Francisco now living in Lexington in comfort und honored as a benefactor of his race started so poor and obscure in my neighborhood about the same time that did that never heard of him until he be came famous and asked him where he was born and he said about five miles from where was and that he remembered my parents and me well when he was a little fellow and now in my prisonwritten book there are no pages of which am prouder thrn of those at Col Bain the most thrilling orator that Kentucky ever produced in all her cohorts of orators en couraging me when was a peniten tlary convict Young men am growing old and my career must soon he ended but want to tell you something that lope some thousands of you will recollect and repeat when am dead It is this There never was a man In America rich enough to afford to pay a nickel for liquor or tobacco and of course np poor man can afford to do It If even onhout of ten of the people- to reaii tiiuJ au lcallc1at will remem her It long enough to repeat it when am dead n will not have lived in vain New York Journal Occasionally when Mr Roosevelt Is criticized by newspapers or public men protest Is heard from Mr Roose velts friends and admirers We beg to tell the friends and ad mirers that Mr Roosevelt himself has not been at backward about crit icising the Presidents of the United States In his writings he has not hesitated to talk plainly about citi zens temporarily located In the White House as servants of the people He has shared the general Impression that office does not make a man a god and put him beyond the reach of truth and beyond the censure of those whom he represents in office For the information of the Roose velt admlers who think it outrageous to criticise an exalted President we quote a few of Roosevelts own frank opinions about his predecessors in the White House President Monroe Mr Roosevelt has described in Ids biography of Benton as a gentleman of no especial abil ity but well fitted to act as a Presi dential figurehead President Jackson Mr Roosevelt de scribes as Ignorant and headstrong Of Van Buren Mr Roosevelt says that he would never have been heard of If he had governed his actions by a high moral standard President Tyler Mr Roosevelt calls a politician of monumental little seems to Mr Roosevelt the very smallest of small Presidents President Pierce Mr Roosevelt de- scrIbes as a small politician of low capacity and mean surroundings President Pierce In his annual mes sages argued according to Roosevelt with undaunted mendacity moral callosity and mental obliquity Buchanan Mr Roosevelt calls the timid shifty and selfish politician naturally fond of facing both ways Above are quoted just a few of Mr Roosevelts opinions of Presidents of the United States A few of the jectives that he applies to them are Ignorant small low mean mendac- Ious timid shifty selfish It Is true that Mr Roosevelts abuse is applied mainly to dead men But he the strenuous one will be first to acknowledge that what may be said with propriety of a dead man may be said oven more properly of a live man able to defend himself These facts are printed for the ben efit of those gentlehearted reveren tial ones who think that no President not even an accidental President should be criticised Perhaps extra reverential ones seeing how strenuously Roosevelt handles men who were actually elect ed to the United States Presidency will permit us a little gentle criticism of one of Mr Roosevelts recent acts Portraits of the wives of some of the Presidents have been removed from the White House walls and stored away in the callur or basement Mrs Hays is one of the ladies whose portrait is not found worthy of a place in the White House at presentIt bo generally admitted that Mrs Hayes cannot claim the aristo cratic New York Dutch blood of the Rooscvelts Perhaps It la all right for her to be sent to the basement But this excuse does not apply to George Washington He also was an aristocrat A famous portrait of George Washington the property of nation has also been banished to the basement for reasons that seem sound to Mr Roosevelt We beg to tell Mr Roosevelt that when an accidental President sends down to the basement a real Presi dent who mane this nation acci dental President shows lack of humor We suggest politely to Mr Rouse velt that It would be well for him at least to wait until the people of this country elect him President before tearing the Executive Mansion to pieces sending pictures of the wives of dead Presidents to the cellar and banishing the portrait of George Washington from the place where it has hung for years on a wall belong ing to the people- It seems necessary to remind Mr Roosevelt that the White House lie longs to the people and is kept up at their expense Temporary tenants should show spect to the peoples feelings mid their rights and an accidental tenant should be no exception to the rule CONDENSED Malcolm IowaPut me down for Dog Feennel Send Blades of De cember for enclosed stamps B MARTIN Howard IanI am so full I do not know how to condense myself or my language In praise of the B Blade The Blade Is like my ten children the last one Is always the best one But the Blade of the 21st is the best In the swath Bro McGrady Is a hero and the noblest Roman of them all want to be at the Lexington Con gress If can get the shekels will get there want to see the faces of the roes and heroines who write for the father spent his heat days In the Blue Grass Region and my fath er and mother were burn there- send you If you nave any extras of December 21st please send me that amount If not that many send me some and credit me for the balanceI you great success in your trip to the Orient that name Dog Fennel dont like a little lilt Its too humble for such a book as expect it to be W W HENSLEY Larimer KanIEnclosed 100 for another year Wilson Is all right on Socialism Do away with revenue and license and have free manufacture and free sale and let every body be responsible for his own acts am like Wilson would not give s a 4vau Ta ok1 not pass a saloon every day in the year and not go in FRANK MET2 Uanskin MontEncloser 150 the dollar for the Blade and the 50 cents for Wilsons article am for a copy of Dog Fennel F JOHN SON Carlisle Ark Enclosed 100 for renewal Put me down for Dog Fen nel THOMAS FjLLIS Tecumseh OklaI will take a Dog Fennel have drank Dog Fennel tea and will advise my friends to take a dose of your compound of It wish you would take Bro Kidder along with you Your style and his would give us heathen a complete description of that famous land of story tellers know you both could tell the truth whether you found any o- rnotS B MITCHELL Hamilton N DYon may put me down for Dog FemmmmeDAVhD WAL LACE Whatcom WashI think Wilsons article worth snore than any other hundred Issues of the Blade to get new subscribers There are hundreds of people who are not interested In the general subject matter of the Blade that are much more Interested In that artIcleD F SMITH Cincinnati 0 Dec 18 02 Dear Bro Moore Put me down for one Dog Fen nel dont care for the book but am anxious to aid your plan to flict your sacrilegious presence upon the Holy Land If youll take Doc Wilson along Ill agree to take other book- regard it as the duty of every rightminded man to do all within his power to further any scheme for getting you two fellows out of this country Tlmtonce accomplished am willing to father a fund for the purpose of KEEPING you out Or when you get to Palestine perhaps some of the Sultans subjects nay happily mistake you for Armenians In which event dont think the State Department at Washington would pre sent to the Sublime Porte any claim for indemnity Ive got the dollar for Dog Fennel all right but dont send it now for the reason that will probably never get the hook If you send the boot its a sure thing that youll never get the dollar Were Just a bit more sanguine of the sanguinary termination of your trip which have suggested would subscribe for the entire edit ion of Dog Fennel Washing for you an early start and a late return remain Hopefully yours- WAWEft HURT o Baring Wash Dec 02 Editor Blue Grass Blade Dear Sir Enclosed find 100 for which please send me Voltaires mances Sixteen Crucified Saviors and Dog Fennel when it is written f b l also set my Blndo ahead a dollars remainder you may apply on tine lino or use as you may see fit So many have placed orders for souvenirs from the Holy Land that may bo a little late but If you could secure the whip with which J C drove the money changers out of the temple for me should ever be grateful to you am a Socialist hence it would bo a very fitting relic Anyway hope you will be able to make the trip and give us a truthful account of that much misrepresented country Dr Wilson articles on Comslock Ism ate very timely and hope the N L P will make It its business to see what can bo done with It Wishing you a happy voyage to the promised land remain yours for all that Is good O II STONE Deer Lodge Mont Nov 02 Dr L S Stoll Dear SlrYon ask to know why I nm in prison am serving a twenty ono year sentence for highway rob bevy may safely say it Is the result of early Catholic training As stated In my previous letter before my in carceration was a Christian But from a well stocked prison library read many works of eminent dels read the Bible and found It to be very contradictory allowed my mind to think of all these things Indifferent to religion and am now convinced performed a very proper act when I became a Liberal wanted to give religion a fair chance and consulted a person well versed In theology mail naked him many questions of much Import to ligion but he could not prove to me the answers to these questions The one true course remained for me Liberalism Had all these timings been taught me when was n child would lave been as good a man today as there Is Instead of occupying a convicts cell Auspiclum mellorls aevl What happiness It affords me to think of this On my liberation from this place shall still be a young man Now have learned to love all my fellow mon while heretofore I had some animosity toward those not of my creed Today notwithstanding my position am the happiest man in existence to have all superstition erased from my mind to know and to love my fellow mmnnmy brother But one thing clouds my happiness know have committed an awful crime and therefore cannot stand on espial ground with the rest of human ity Oh how It pains me to think that the stripes wear must separate me from the rest of humanity Otherwise my joy Is complete You may ask me why did not think about my crime before com mitted It All that thought of was this will go to confession and be absolved That thought was cient excuse for me to commit any crime I would write you a more detailed account of myself had I space enough ORItrxrT wastebasket without some consideration of it for mean well Most respectfully yours PAT QUINN Bro Moore The above Is an ex ample practiced by thousands of Catholics who commit crimes of va vlous kinds relying on confession then they are all right again DR STOLL CommentDr Stoll Is an ExCath olic InfidelICharles Inspired Dear Sir 110010Ibeen familiar with such facts wish to ask by what authority and by whom was the doctrine of future pun ishment first promulgated According to the old Bible people lived for thousands of years without this Infamous threat hanging over them Now where and who first started this report that the creatures of this Imaginary God were to suffer eternally for the least mistake in this short life The Old Testament Is filled with warning to people who do wrong In this life Lilt the term of punishment ends at the grave have often thought that in this particular the Catholic teachings were more hu mane than that of the Protestartts The former teach that by a lavish use of money by the friends of the late lamented he may be rescued from hell but those who die In latter faith close nil the doors of hope behind It seems to me If there Is a being such as its powerful God and he has a spark of humanity about him he might have saved us from all this future suffering by making things right In the beginning They say he has the power Now If you know anything of the mousier who first originated or cir culated this Impossible Ho please let us know J II BUIlDETTE Answer The Jews who wrote the Old Testament knew nothing about either hell or heaven and there Is no such doctrine as salvation or dam nation alluded to In the Old Testa all the other religions had each a hell and a heaven and one boss God and one boss devil and a few years before Jesus was born the Jews divided into Pharisees and Saddu- cees and the Pharisees were a set of rascally Catholics anti Campbellltes who got up a hell and a heaven out of scheme and the Sadducees were Sad you see and wouldnt have it and they were the Infidels of that day and like all Infidels of all days were nice people- J went off on Pharisee side of the rumpus and strange to say while he agreed with the Pharisees in their theology ho always cussed them out and liked the Infidel Sail ilucee You will find this taught in Luke and Acts 23 18 Carlisle Ky Dec 02 C Moore iind SirMy father Dan Henry 3i tof Judy Ky lakes the Blade and II get it from hhn to read And write to offer you my ows mite of encouragement to you and your noble imam of followers who are doing so much to lift off tho RnlllrslltIonman race Shamo on those bigoted and narrow minded men who profess to stand for everything good and noble to prosecute and Imprison you for writing your honest opinions mere hail been no greater wrong done to mankind since Columbus was thrown Into prison mid died In chains for discovering a new worM Mr Moore pardon mo If matte so bold as to correct an error of yours namely what call egotism In yourself Is plainly In your case a mill nomer Kindly allow me to substi lute the words honesty tutu truthful ness Instead Any man endowed with your snipe rlor Intellectual powers cannot but he aware of the fact then why should you depreciate your self what you would certainly see mud admire In others Those who affect to know not that they have talent and abilities above inendloerlty areunly acting an in sincere part III genius or person with a lofty mind naturally rises above this slllvustom of self abase went hence lie or she Is called an egotist Your bravo fight against Intemper ance the greatest and most damnable else should omtlialvanilluvmfmmltirt by cv ery intelligent man woman and child In America Especially all those who have In any way felt withering blight of oils greatest curse to hu manity Shame on those who profess Chris tianity at the same time approve of or In any way engage in that traffic of this beverage hell Mean and Ignoble Indeed would be tutu spirit that would not thank you In grateful reniemberanco for Yom unselfish life long efforts In thlHnohle cause must also thank Mrs Henry Mrs Closz and others for their scholarly and beautiful writings In behalf of our own sex May the best of the earth be tiers would love M meet witH your congress at Lexington for mow it will be a rare Intellectual feast of on savoring of tho milk of human kindness flavored with broad umhuled good will to all garnished off with love and pity for tho poor and op pressed and last but not least brim ming over with mat attribute which so ninny of the great writers both ancient tad modern lack namely Good common sense If tills meet your approval have more to say anon In fact will ex plode a bomb In my next not ono of tho kind with which Mrs Henry cleans out whole regiments promise yon It will bo quite as effec tin in Its way Hoping you will excuse my English as have hall a hard time all my life and my knowledge of household drudgery Is far morn extensive than that of rhetoric Yours for truth nail reason ELIZABETH HENRY SPARKS Ind TDecnSolT Dear Brother Hnghes Enclosed you will 100 for which please send the Blade to my friend Drown of this city Give my regards to Brother Moore and tell him for me to be sure and bathe In the pool of Bethshudn dur ing his sojourn In Jerusalem Fraternally T J BOw LES M D Pontiac Illi am through reading your hook Behind the llama 31498 was never so interested In any hook that have read for years Its a daisy sets em crazy affirm it opr and oer That my writer Is a fighter Fearless peerless C Moore Its a pityhe is witty It Is alas That millions If not billions Dont feed on his Blue Grass PROF J SYPMERS Detroit Mjch Dee 02 Blue Grass Blade Salute Some time ago somebody from somewhere sent me little sample pamphlets about tho Sacrament and The Virgin Mary suspect they were from your press If so let me know Enclosed please find subscrip lion Lay on Macduff and damned lie who first cries hold enough Respectfully yours TOBIAS SIGEL M D Newport Ky Dec 02 Mr Chas Moore Encloscd please fled one dollar for one yeas subscription to the Blue Grass lllade also place my name on your list for Dog Fennel In tho Orient MRS ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON DIxon Ky Dec 1002 Duo Moore Have you not put the Battle Axe to Armstrong give lis peace You only waste space which should be given to other contributors sign for one Dog Fennel In the Orient RespectfullyJ GIVENS St Louis Mo bee 02 Charles Moore My dear Heather have read Dr Wilsons article on Socialism with much pleasure have also read your reply but with different fool ing um pained and surprised that one who edits such a grand paper fo the emancipation of the human race should jump on such a man as Dr Wilson appears to be It shows that you have not studied the question at all have therefore sent yon a small pamphlet which If you will read care fully will let a little light Into your bright mind on the all absorbing cial question Now hero will lay down a few propositions which upon closo study you will correct First If you lire an Infidel or Agnostic you must be a Socialist If you believe In Darwins origin of species then your only conclusion can be Socialism If on tho other hand you bellove In your heart that God J made man a perfect being and that ho watches over us and helps those who pray to him as Mr Davies claims then you may be n consistent ocrat or Republican but If you are tho man that readers of the B 0 B believe you to bo then you must accept the teachings of Social- Ism You too great and honest a man to take up the cause of a de caying political faith Just look at South Carolina and North Carolina Alabama and Georgia 28000 twen ty eight thousand children between the ages of mud working for less than 150 per week Is that Democ ycimthink gotoIn the mills How do you like that think if you would change your trip Instead of the Holy Land to tho heathen lands of North and South Carolina Alabama and Georgia and write about the outrages perpetrated on the children of men you would do a million times morn good Go to gettimeread about the child slaves In the South that laud of charity that wo hear no much about sometimes cry out In my inmost soul 0 God will you not help these poor Innocent children What have they done to you that you should punish them thus but it is as you say there Is no God will tell you who the God Is do you lump who It is that can help Yon and I ale men Wo are the Gods and the only ones who ca children Wo tmtleaguillyaones Langethiswho are chained to their master call ed Capitalism tent Interest and profit arc the present Gods of almost all men Brother Moore hope you will read this little pamphlet without prejudice and If you do you will under anllleaIlla man Dr Wilson may not suit you heIseverYjonehope have not tired you am sorry that my writing Is not up to your standard but then have been andhavoschool eyesIJutup have no objection Yours for Truth W C WAGENER Oakvlllo Ind Enclosed 100 to mark up my subscription hope timeIaninryhomo of the B B mud would enjoy a Hying visit to Qunkeracre- J MONROE ANDERSON Lorena Tex Dec 1902 Brother Hughes orderfora year to My tag Is O K sentNovemllerand Joe Richardson EoIeIk oo rJ fie 1rwUWry forSwitnre Jscrlbers and get my other premhn then Jch100Every you has cost me more than 100 so to11ftof tie hogs of superstition ignorance creedsIof tho Ex Rev C C Moore saying lihertynmisfortunes toImowdetestthemo that my professional services aro Preethought listenfOlrattling However evolution Is moving slow meetInghave been boycotted till do well to get bacon and beans or would phutladlesIbody ready for the ballot Many men are incapable of voting intelligently and should be disfranchised No ono olitbelieve In a literal hell should have a voice In our Republic Our government Is based upon hu man rights willie hell Is born of Ig norance brutality and cowardice Therefore would discriminate agalnut Ignorance and brutality In stead of sex or color But neither sex color nor even human rights will hruItaJltup oil avengeMisscelerated her demise With the lank wolf of poverty gnawing and with a cut foot to Interrupt perambulation close wishing the cause success N C MACKIE BEHIND THE OAKS 31498 My Book That Wrote In the Pen itentiary Behind the Bars 31498 Is the title of an autobiographical book wrote while was a government prisoner In the Immense penitentiary at Columbus Ohio the figures 48 being my prison number Nothing else can so give one anIidea of my eventful life as does is neatly bound and seems to he regarded as quite readaLe For sale at this office Price 100 or given as a premium for every 6 club at the 50cent rateIon CHARLES C MOORE Ji BLUE GRASS BLADE 1THE CONGRESS IOF THE NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY AT LEXINGTON JAN UARY 23 24 25 FRIDAY SATURDAY AND DAY 1903 The time of the National Liberal Congress at Lexington Is now nearly here It Is a thing Unit Hlionld Ito en couraged by every one who wants In tellectual and religious liberty for this 6 country T think It Is the most important meeting of men mill women In the In terest of humanity known to meeting of Infidels In Switzer land in 1902 and proposed meeting In Homo in 1904 are on so much grander scale man anything that has over bent In America that every Infidel of elder sex should with the Incoming of the New Year pledge himself and herself to renewed Icnl- In our grainiest of nu causes If the back bono of religion Is not broken In a few years more it will be the fault of those who are now pro fessed Infidels Everything from every source of Intelligence and morals seems aus plclons for the propagandlsm of In fidelity Tho old idea of maintaining the in fluence of the church by preaching the gospel Is now practically aban doned the church relies for Its success upon pandering to esthet ic predilections and prejudices of the people The Idea of church being a place to stake people good and kind mill selfsacrificing seems now not to bo any part of It mill while we are now far below what we ought to be anti while there doubtless are those among us who regard Infidelity as a license for immorality just as Christian claims Is the rule among i ns thorn is no doubt that our repre sentative people are such as want to make humanity happier by inducing lhllosophIcalthink meeting in Kentucky as P sumes extra importance from the fact that It Is In the South and an other extra Importance front fact that probably a majority of rul ing spirits will be women For years the supposition has been that the hot climate of the South Induced men tal sluggishness that made It an easy prey to religions superstition mill this has been my opinion and my argu ment But the Southern United States is tatting far more Interest In Infidel propagandlsm than It has over done before and our brethren In North are recognizing this fact and doing noble service to encourage it and LexlugtonCongress land yet t rellrellentatlves Congressinyoung King laughed at and openly do tided the shams and frauds of the cnuTch to the presence of great ec clesiastic dignitaries Spain tho homo of the Spanish Inquisition and lying at the very South of Europe shows f only1I0urlsh that the day has come when we can tual vigor of the North This will be the first meeting of a great National Infidel organization in the South anti It will come to beard the lion In his lair Lexington the Athens of the Vest town that has taught inestimably more religion and more Immorality than any place of Its size known to history We want In this Congress In fluence of women to be so potent and preeminent that this whole city will see and know it Woman is the only hope of the church anti It Is so simply because the Bible made by man anti In which there Is not a single woman writer has so subordinated and subjected suchIra fair proportion of women and it will ho easy to destroy church Do not let any ordinary difficulty peep you away Come If It requires a sacrifice to do so and believe you will do good and will help to matzo yourself and others happy by doing ANOTHER BAPTIST HERETIC Rev Poker Stockade pastor of the First Baptist church of Independence lb has resigned front the ministry and ho gives the following sweeping denunciation of orthodoxy as the In HUYSIIcat as g tile of common sense do not be Iplan in mans creation on the biblical and Intlsiall reject the doctrine of predestination Education is the only salvation to bo achieved re ject the doctrine of eternal punish mont as unworthy of led reject tile doctrine of deity of lesns do not believe a miracle was over performed More heretical language than this would not be heard in a Frcethonght Congress yet no one can question the sincerity of It Surely Rev Stockdalo has proven that ho Is an honorable mat Tiicro am thousands of preachers who believe Just as this man does hut they have not back hone to say so Custom environment and fear of bringing themselves and their families to watt keep then front avowing their honest senti ments This class of men are more to he pitied than condemned Every man like Rev Stockdalo displays sub lime moral courage and Is a benefactor to the world If a National Convention of preachers who do not believe what they are preaching could ho called to confer together to form ways and means for telling truth to un thinking congregations and for teach demonstrated facts that utterly Disprove orthodox tenets they would Provo themselves humanitys great yu L i orI iI est henefactors- I have often wondered If the clergy do not grow weary of defending dog mas they cannot prove Only those who havo fearlessly spoken truth when estab lished order was against them have benefited the human race If all doubting Christians could meet In Convention to compare notes and discuss their doubts It would of more benefit to human race than all the church councils that have ever been held on face of earth If some hollow creed you doubt Though the whole world hoot and shout Doubt It If some nobler creed yon see Though whole world say Let It be Soc It Every doubter who expresses her or his doubt helps to unchain the truth and the doubting Christian should remember that the Bible says The Truth shall make us free All honor to Parker Stockdalo May he prove an Invincible stockade guard lug the truth from the assaults of or thodox error JOSEPHINE K HENRY DOG FENNEL WILL GET TO GO TO THE ORIENT ESPECIALLY PAL ESTINE AND EGYPT As Write this Sunday December 28 have subscribers to Dog Fennel In Orient and have timated that was tho very lowest number can have to warrant mo In making the tour Of course nm very anxious to go anti feel like It would matte proper and natural finishing chapter m life On the 20th of December was my firth birthday Of course to the average Kentuckian that is not a matter of as much im portance as the birthday of some race horse but almost anywhere that the English language Is spoken there are some women and men that I regard as the best on earth to whom my birthday anti day of my death are matters of moro importance than those of any horse and It Is to those am talking am very hard pressed for money but my dear good wife and children are anxious for mo to make this tour and my wife wants to help mo to bor row money If cannot get It any other way but from years I have given to this work and the consequent neglect to tlio farm to say nothing of actual loss of money from editing my paper my family Is In no con dition to lose anything hy me and as It Is not begging something that never intend to do if In poor ktomselo ask you to subscribe for a book In which expect to give you full value received and only payable when you are notified that the hook is ready will ask you to do for mo In this matter subscribe If you have not done so and evfm if youhavo sub scribed order as many more as you can possibly afford to do If you cannot afford to take tho books at 100 each taker or more If yon can at cents each Interest in my other two hooks seems to grow as the years pass on but the first ore Is now sold out and half of Behind the Bars 31498 her longs to Mr Hughes I offered to publish Dog uennel In partnership and expect to give rum io printing of it and i expect to make It a gem of mechanical beauty slid excellence pbobably having In It tho finest kind of engravings of Ori ental scenes the cuts being furnished mo by Steamship Company ns an advertisement to them Certainly a great many people have complimented what write In the Blade and my tour to the Orient would be a throne incomparably greater than any leave ever before hat not oven except lug my prison experience that one might reasonably expect that Dog Fennel would be far ahead of any thing have ever written It is to my advantage to be able to secure my passage on tho Steamship as soon as possible and If you can sub scribe for my hook or subscribe for more If you have already subscribed please do so as early as possible imolitinysthereness with my paper anti hope you will make up lost time SCIENCE AND RELIGION Editor Dayton Dally News In your issue of December 8th you print an extended report of an address delivered by Professor Frederick Wright of Oberlln College before tho of Dayton on The Uncer htlntl ucaanti Certain o profeHRolInstitution of learning that have not access to his lecture In full lie thinks It Impossible to obtain truths of science accurately because Its com putations are only approximate but asserts the absolute truths of religion because they are recorded In ill ble Even existence of God is es tablished because It Is stated In that revered book that In tho beginning Rod created heavens nnil tho earth The professor was a little unfortu nate In selecting tho science of as tronomers ho said admit their Inabll HellglonIity to comprehend tho mysteries of honestIfound a complete solution of them In opening declaration of tho Bible Theologians have been prayerfully searching the heavens for ages to find God Have they over really found him Astronomers have scientifically searched heavens for facts Which science has found most of truth that of theology or that of astronomy Theologians toll us God Is there but have no proof simply an assertion two Jff f Why did not God unfold to Adam all mysteries connected with himself and tho heavenly domain Why did He walt for moro than 2000 years to unfold them to Moses Astronomers tell us to direct our eye to a certain portion of heavens and we will there behold a com et just entering our system They had calculated the period of Its return centuries beforehand Were they mis taken Were wo disappointed Did the mysterfous visitor fall to appear on time How about astronomical calculations of planetary transits and solar and lunar eclipses How do they compare In exactness with the unsubstantiated assertions of theologians concerning God and Ills angels and their walking and talking with human beings hero on earth Which is the more accurato or hon est science that of religion or that of astronomy Tho book which forms tho basis of theology asserts that Cain went Into the Land of Nod and took a wife and brought up a family of children Whom dill ho marry Possibly God performed the same surgical opera tion upon him that ho did upon his father but If so Moses falls to state It Tho hook upon which theology Is founded tells us that Jesus Christ told Ills disciples that He would re turn to earth very soon after His as cension Did he return Suppose astronomer should proclaim tho return of Halleys cornet at a certain time and tho comet should miss the connection what would theologians think They would conclude Just exactly what scientists think of that early re turn of Jesus The professor sold The only be ginning of things which can be attri buted with any degree of certainty Is God Admitting that he existed be fore all things else it is easy to ac cept the Bible as true In all It says and to see that evolution Is nonsense It Is an easy task to postulate a prop osition butt tho professor perhaps knows that It Is not always quite so easy to demonstrate the truth of the propositionTo that from nothing God burst forth Into existence either with or without Ills own agency Is a prop osition that demands higher ground of intellectual activity than the metro assertion of a Jewish historian How Is It easy to accept tho Bible as true from admitted fact that God existed before all things In speaking of the evidence of a con trolling power above and beyond the solar system the professor had said a little before The only known planation of It Is tho Bible where It says that In the beginning God cre ated the heavens and the earth Here then is the professors logic God existed before all things else It would have been just as satisfactory perhaps to the inquiring minds of a class In geometry to have said the sum of tho angles of a quadrangle is greater than the sum of the angles of a triangle because the latter sum Is less than former but what would that class think when they had reach ed a full knowledge of the science of mathematics Professor Wright thinks that tho theory of evolution Is nonsense Possibly he has fol lowers who believe the same thing but he gave no reasons for his con elusion This Is not the proper time and place for discussing along tho line of evolution but we regret ceedingly his failure to give the reas ons for his dogmatic contempt for the highest class of thinkers tho world has produced JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky N Y Dec 27 02 Bluo Grass Blade Some comments on a letter on So cialism in the Blade of October 17 suggested tills though not written until now do not know much about Social ism but there are some things that seem right to mo whether Socialis tic or not It seems as If no one ever lad a natural right or should havo n legal one to possess or own any of products of nature or those things not tho result of labor particularly those necessary to life or happiness as iron coal oil gas etc so exclu sively that he can compel others to como to his terms to get them or suffer distress for lack of them and thus bring them to dependence upon or subjection to him If as the Declaration of Indepen denco assorts every person Is dowed with an inalianable right to life liberty and the pursuit of hap piness it looks reasonable that no one or ones should havo tho power or law to monopolize anything pro duced by nature Instead of by men by which one could deprive another rightsI to ap coal iron Land is a product of nature and not of man primarily belongs to o etmuch as to another It Is as neces sary to life liberty anti happiness as iron coal etc IIt seems only just that every person of suitable age should have n right by lawtc get enough land for at least a home by payment of a reasonable sum without being depen dent upon the generosity when or cupidity of anybody that cx clusive possession or nwnorshlp of the land by only a part of tho pea greaterIlike things to oppress tho rest that none should or could rightly have If laud and outer property may now be justifiably taken by law with or without pay for railroads and highways by taxes for schools and prisons not allowed to bo used for offensive and dangerous purposes on certain places and If individuals nay ho quarantined nod Imprisoned etc etc to promote tho public welfare It seems as if It would bo also Justi liable to allow tho taking of part of natures products front those having an excess of them by law at a fait price for those not having enough fmIThough there may bo no serious t Ifu i iJ f trouble from land monopoly for n time there IS likely to bo simo Unto unless guarded against and It Is better curelandto them exclusively yet under lures ent circumstances It probably would ho hotter and moro just to pay for those taken for tho individual as his right for the public good than to confiscate them But it does not follow that because ono Is allowed by process of law with out individual consent to get a fair share of land or other similar pro ducts at a reasonable price that Industrious saving and skillful should ho compelled to divide products of their labor with tho shiftless provident anti Ignorant Before finishing this L B Wil sons article came to hand also you reply and doubtless If best to send It but concluded I would for per haps you may think It worth publish ing and If not you can put It In your waste basket It not sound anti reasonable you can publish it of you want to show why but then leave off my namo anti ad dress entirely and if sound and son sible only my initials if anything and that will do P1 P METHUSELAH In the Blade of December 7th Mr C C Moore springs another apparent Inconsistency about Methuselah anti quotes some of Genesis 1th and 5th chapter to provo It Now If any one will take the trouble to carefully read these chapters he will find that the Methuselah In Genesis and Methuselah in Genesis 21 were tiff ferent men Methuselah was a do sccdant of Cain and was born Rev eral hundred years before Methuselah who was a descendant of Seth Cains brother In Mr Moores quotation of Gen esis no cnnnged Methnsael to Methuselah Whether he did It inten tlonally do not know If the Bible had read Methuselah Instead of Metliusael it still would not havo contradicted Itself Take for example the following declarations C C Moore Is editor of the Blue Grass Blade and lives In Lexington C C Moore Is a stenographer for a branch house of B F Hevcry and Sons and lives In Memphis All tho apparent antagonism of the two statements vanishes when we are Informed there are two C Moores In this connection It might bo well to state that according to these two chapters there were two Enochs and two Lamechs It Is nothing uncom mon for descendants of brothers to have the same name Since Tabal was tho father of such as dwell In tents Jnbal was fath er of such as handle tho harp organ etc and none survived the Hood but Noah his wife his three sons and their wives Mr Moore is unahle to account for the tent dwellers anti or gan players which ho says existed af ter the flood He says they did not descend from Noah at all but the Bible does not say so They could have been descendants from Noah and Jabal and Jubal too and could have Inherited these tentdwelling and mu sical proclivities from the maternal side or In other words from Noahs wife or some of his sons wives Since such a thing Is perfectly reasonable It devolves on Mr Moore to show where tho Bible says none of these women wore descendants of Jabal or Jubal eternaltruthlieYours in the Interest of tho truth- J G ORSBURN Bordley Ky Answer My impression Is that In writing for ray papers took great pains to write name Metliusael vwhero It was printed Methuselah similar ity of tho names leading tho linotype operator Into tho supposition that had made a clerical error Tho fact that Mr Orsburn thinks It possible that would intentionally attempt tho perpetration of as shallow a fraud as that would be shows as he has suggested that ho is but little acquainted with Infidel propagandist A Christian with masses of tho people and popular prejudice all In iris favor might if ho were unscrup ulous perpetrate a fraud of that kind as a matter of policy hut an Infidel even supposing hum to bo perfectly tin consciousahle could not with public fontilment and public prejudice all against him and with no higher mo tlvo than policy afford to attempt any fraud so transparent as Mr Ors burn thinks it possible may have Intentionally done think that it will occur to any dispassionate reader oen not rest upon mo further to elaborate my argument on that tine Of course Mr Orsburn thougn not a professional Biblical expositor might be right and the learned Christian apologists who have preceded him nay all now bo wrong In their understandings of this context of scripture lot It is nn precedented in the annals of theology cither front tho Christian or tho standpoint that there were two Mcthuselnhs two Enochs and two La mcchs all of whom appear In this nection und as the explanation Is an entirely new departure that hits no countenance from either Christian or Infidel authority is certainly logical that the burren of proof of the now theory Is upon him There Is In logic a principle called reductlo ad absurdam which means that If a certain latitude In reasoning bo admitted tho rensoner can by such latitude prove timings that are essentially absurd For Instance there seem to bo two conflicting ac counts of tho creation of lave limo shoIwere at sveroIhotlmriTho second account seems to say that Adam was mado first and that some tlmo elapsed during which God and Adam both saw that It was not good Jl JIIII e CALL FOR SECOND ANNUAL CONGRESS OF NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY vvvTo the Freethinkers of the United States You are hereby earnestly requested to attend the annual congress of the LexingtonKentucky day January 23 24 25 1903 303 The emancipation of the human mind from the bondage of theological superstition has made wonderful prog ress since the days of the Immortal Bruno but In spite of the culture of modern times there is still ger that the black flag of Theocracy capitolRepublic of Paine and Jefferson in the darkness of the Middle Ages At the close of the 18th Century It dawned upon the minds of thee great thinkers tnat all men are creat conceptionmarvelous and the happiest period in the history of the world Previous toI tin century of American Freedom the entire earth was filled with cruelty ari barbarism and all mankind were under the galling priestlydespotismworlds inhabitants who could read and write had no illumination but the light of a candle and the work of the world was done by the muscles of man and beast The human brain In this universal atmosphere of kingly and priestly slavery could know noth ing of the laws of Nature and the chemical and physical properties of matter nor of any of the processes of the world around them and war misery pestilence Ignorance and fam ine were the common heritage of the human family This awful gloom that hung over the world like a funeral pall was dis pelled by the Paines the Jeffersons the Franklins and their comrades Their successful revolt against the kings priests tyrants of the earth gave to the world a hundred years for man to bo alone and that then and therefore God put Adam to sleep and took a rib out of Adams side made woman out It and formally presented her to Adam If grant Mr Orsburn the latitude of defending his position about Meth selah by saying there were two Moth thuselahs and two Enochs and two La mechs for which there is no reason except that his theory an assumption justInallegeddlslrepancycoming into the world by saying that there were two Eves and of course If he has the right to demand of me to show that there were NOT two Methuselahs and two Enochs and two Lamechs has the right to demand that shall show that there were NOT two Eves and of course cannot do that In the Now Testament there are plainly two accounts of the manner in which Judas Iscarlot came to his death One of these accounts says he suicided by hanging himself after having thrown down In disgust the mon ey paid him for betraying his master at the feet of highpriests from moneyThothat money with which to buy a piece of land and tiiat he then came to his hustlnghlmselThere can be no possible doubt that as those two stories now stand contrai11Ictap1parentIs no contradiction at all there were simply two men named Judas Iscariot probably cousins like the two Me thuselans and two Enochs and two Lemechs who were paid for betray ing Jesus and one of these Jndases throw money away and wont and hanged himself and the other Judas tools his money anti went anti bought a field with It and then probably walking one day fell down In that rough country and killed himself by so bursting open In the midst that his bowels gusaed out null tnat story the Now Testament writer says was so generally received in the country whOle he was writing that the field was called Aceldama even unto thi- sdaythc daytiapparently from the language a long time afterward There was also an other account of the death of Judas Iscariot that was in the Nosy Testa ment until Constantinos Nicene Coun ell rejected that story about A D 325 This third account of his death was that he was killed by being caught between the wheel of an oxcart and a gate post If that account had remained In the New Testament to this day all that would have been necessary for Mr Orsburn to say would have been that there were THREE Judas Is carlots probably and naturally all cousins wno were engaged In be trayal of Jesus Christ nod that one of them suicided by hanging himself one was nccldontaly tented by falling town and one was tooled by nn ox cart and whole Comedy of lufide Errors would be explained by the fact that there were two Judas Iscarlots or three if necessary just as Sheakospearos muddle was all clar illed by the explanation that there were two Dromois and two 1etru dries might Impress somebody with my supposed learning wen to go into an altisonant logomachy about seductive and dedudctlvc methods of reasoning an show that Mr Ors burn instead of examining the facts nJlr 11ltl vuunprecedentedhappiness To preserve the priceless fruits of their labors and transmit them to those who are to come when we are Is combinedlovers of liberty In America and we confidently appeal to each and TO ALL OF YOU in this great move mentsUnlike the 19th Century the 20thrhas dawned upon us with the spirit of kingcraft and priestcraft reIncar rated and unless the soldiers of free don rally like our fathers did to rc rlst the power of kings and priests willbelnltyblastedIn view of this appalling contem youto 1 conference and make It a memorable event In the history of our distracted country It is a trite but truthful saying that Eternal vigilance Is the price of liberty Never before In the history of the world was there a vigIlancesecret that a tripartite agreement now exists among the political potentates of the earth the prlest3 of Mammon and the priests of Jehovah to extin guish the torch of liberty and remand all the peoples of the earth back a state of serfdom and vassalage We therefore urge you to come Besides the election of officers for the ensuing year other business of Importancetion T J BOWLES President r J WILSON Vice President PHARRIETMORGAN WAMSLEY Treas W F JAMIESON Secretary i ItIss1111tortthat notintcndof contention with any argument thaUis not appreciable by any people of good common sense cannot of course force Mr Ors thatIoccurrence but if drive him to sus haised and unsupported position that there were two Methuselahs and two Enochs and two Lamechs his ball gument for Christianity has all the moral force of a good argument for Infidelity N Y Dec 25 02 Blue Grass Blado Enclosed 200 one to renow nmyysubscription unless one or both wish to change it to the Magazine when it starts the other for Mr Moore or Yr Mr Hughes or both for keeping Rob ert Ingersolls saying about alcohol in the Blade standing square for good morals and opposition to union of church and state Some other things would like to write for the Blade If I haul time and did not rather dread to because of C Moore Do not give my name and address with this Amarillo Texas Enclosed 50 cents for IL II Drake and put him down for Dog Fennel CAPT J W JOHNSTON ZOOLOGY SIMPLIFIEDtMother what are twins asked little Bobbie know chimed in Dolly TwlnF Is two babies just the same ago three babies Is triplets four is quad repels std five Is centipedes Til Bits IaOO limited now will bo worth at least p00 In ono years time besides in an annual return of r per rent on the actual investment Yo have already placed our Ural stook Issue tn see ond Issue now ottered at only 25C fiRE value jIIlI full paid non assessable No blocks of less than one hundred shares will be sold hold Mines located in tho famous Thunder Mountain District Write for informa tion awl prospectus Riving names of ollloers who are well known business sum rated by It Dunn i Co THE IDAHOCENTRAL COLD MINING CO SUITE 200 SALtE ST CHIOAUO ILL iil rat Jtea BLUE GRASS BLADE CRIMES OF- CHRISTENDOM BY HARRIET M CLOSZ My friend Josephine K Henry is right The Peace on Earth play that Christians have made for 1800 years docs not seem to benefit very many individuals append a part of the Christmas grist as it appeared In one of the Chicago papers though it is much condensed and the reports from local districts not yet in Dec 27 All but two or three of the list belong to Chicago and represents murders suicides beatings disappearances robberies and destitution The Chicago Chronicle with Chris tlan standing says editorially of the advent of peace on earth and gooa will toward men was commemorated as usual by half a dozen murders and twice that number of deadly assaults When we glance at the record of Christmas killings year after hardly blame the benighted year we can heathen who prefers to stick to his fetters rather than embrace a faith whose members celebrate its greatest festival by killing one other a a a P CHRISTMAS OF CRIME Murder and Reign of Terror Mark the Day Pistol Fight in a North Side Saloon Results in Killing Negro Takes Deliberate Aim and Fires at a StrangerI Mob is Repulsed by the Assault Un til Arrival of the Police MOB LYNCHES NEGRO Cuts His Throat Between Times of Hanging at Dance Is Murder of Policeman Avenged Speedily Rope Breaks at First and Crowds Vlc tim Falls to Earth Knife is Used While He Chokes and Later Corpse Is Strung Up TRAGEDIES MAR CHRISTMAS Wife a Gift jealous Man Offers Sick Shoots Her and Kills Himself Murders and Suicides Among Misma IIedCouples Numerous in the West t BLOW ENDS WOMANS LIFE J Frank Manloney Is Accused of Beating Her In a Hallway Carousal at Dance on Act Follows Desplaines Street Man Arrested Charged With Theft sofajChrlstmas Fowl Complainant Demands That the Defendant Be Cut Open He Maintains That Proof of the Crime Lies In the Mans Stoma- chYDISGRACE CAUSES SUICIDE Mrs Chaser Woman of Wealth Take Her Own Life Arrested for Stealing Diamond Ring In a Department Store HIGHWAYMAN ROBS A MAN Thomas Fisher Is Also Choked Beaten and Kicked FIGHT ON TRAIN FOR HOUR Fierce Fight With Knives on Alton Causes Injuries to Several GIRL IS MISSING FROM HOME t Employe at Dowtown Departmei Store Falls to Return After Work BURNS TO DEATH AS SANTA SHOT IN A SALOON QUARREL Tony Scalo Wounded by Victor Bell grlno Who Escapes SUICIDE IS COFFEE LOSER Oswald Weber Jr of New Yorlt Takes Poison After Market Slump r CHILDREN ALONE WITH DEAD Mother Dies and Little Ones Are Found Weeping Beside Corpse THINKS SANTA IS A BURGLA- Herbert Zuckermans Scalp Split Open by Brotner Through Mistake BLACKS SLAY SEA CAPTAIN SUICIDE FOLLOWS A THEFT MOB LYNCHES WRONG MAN POISONED MAN IN A WAGON Policeman Makes Grewsome Find ter Stopping a Runaway Horse FINDS ARSENIC IN STOMACH Chemist Reports on Probable Cause of Mrs J A Wilsons Death GETS AFTER THE FIGHTERS SKATER IS FINED TELLS OF KILLING AND WEEPS THIRD ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE HELD FOR CUTTING WOMAN YOUNG WOMAN IS ROBBED GETS SHORT TERM IN JAIL SEEK FOR MIS NG MAN MYSTERY IN STABBING J f F Iw rtflJUtlt 1 11 FOUND DEAD IN HER BED ALLEGED FORGER ON TRIAL One or two Incidents of a Chicago police court and I will close this terrl try account of the effects of uur Uhrislian teaching Three members of one family were arrainged before Judge Hall All were dismissed on the promise to do bot ter The woman asked for leniency on the ground that she wanted to nt tend Christmas mass that If she missed it would be the first time In r life As It was nearly the hour for service mentioned the Judge ordered a cab so that she might not miss this opportunity to fix things up with God and the priest Another pathetic Incident took pl ace In the same court room A wife beat er of gigantic proportions stood side his poorly clad and halt fed wife who woman like either from devotion or fear of another brutal beating ask ed for his dismissal She said Judge my husband is a good man until he drinks She didnt state how often that was I dont like to have him sent to jail but ho is so bad We have three little children and he ought to be good for their sake If not for mine A useless plea What eall I do If he Is sent to the Drldewel1 we will have nothing to eat If ho Is allowed his freedom he will Injure us Poor woman she doubtless carried an empty stomach and additions bruises from this stalwart masculln giant who owned her And yet we are told What God lute joined la gether let no man put asunder The Judge hesitated before charging the brute and the little man turned to her husband and said pleadingly You know you havent treated me as yon promised to before we were married You said you wouldnt get tired of me but abllse Is all have had Today Is Christmas as though mat day were better than another wont you please reform Only just respect us and will do anything for you The man turned sullenly away from his sobbing wlfc and said he would begin again which doubtless meant he would begin raising a disturbance as soon as lie got home He was dismissed with a reprimand Walter Hurts admonition to smite the infinite Injustice perpetrated against the mothers of men is particularly applicable In tnls cnse but what can a few women do We ire enwrapped as completely by the tentacles of iie deadly Christian Oc tapus as it is possiole to be and there little indication of a relaxiatlon of the grip Oh for an Increase in the army of knights of the pen whose weapons may in time reach the vitals the Christian monster which astened itself upon the people and thirstily absorbing the vitality of the nation The crimes committed in Christendom on the birthday of the alleged saviours of men should be tabulated beside those of Heathendom at similar times and the parallel would be In City Iowa o THANKS Through the Blade I wish to exten my thanks to Capt Geo W Lloyd of New Rochelle New York for an ar lathe pen staff made from a small wig of the hickory tree that grew out jf the grave of philosopher statesman Thomas nine It seems a trance coincidence that this soui air shoulu drift to me at this late late My maternal grandfather was treed to seem a home In the United States because his house In Leeds England was the rendevous of the lowers of liomas Paine The meet- Ings were held In the third story but the church dlgnatarlea and civil ai horltles prohiuited the meetings and ureatened the participants with rest particularly prize this unique souvenir uecause my grandfather reo lounced allegiance to the Church of 3nglunu and said that tne teaching of Thomas Paine were good enough for him and led on by stern convlc Ion done the same and for the rea son that the voice of the immortal Paine was the first ever raised In the new world not only for the rights of nan bu the rights of women- shall ever hereafter use this pen staff In my work for the Blue Gras Blade hoping that my feeble effort to secure Liberty and Justice for both women and men may not be wholly unless If the world would put aside Its confusing and conlllctlng creeds and adopt tnat of Thomas Paine The world Is my country to do good Is uy religion the finer forces of the human heart and brain would Impel humanity to nlgher thinking and no bier living Thanks to the New York patriot for this Paine souvenir May he have a uperabundance of love lucre liberty and longevityJOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky OLD TIME METHODISM LAUGHED AT BY PREACHERS Old time Methodism Including shouting swooning moaning groan Ingand all such revival capers re eived a severe set back at a meet- Ing held last week by all the Method 1st ministers of Chicago By a rls Ing vote they unanimously condemned such methods Rev C M Coburn who Is one of the committee to revise the Methodist hymn book read a number of Methodist hymns In vogue twenty years ago and during their reading he was interrupted by bursts of laugh tel Prof Trlggs said that two thlyds of the ordinary church hyinans were mere doggerel and his assertion met with a hearty Amen from the ussem bled preachers The meeting showed that Methodist preachers believe in keeping up with the fashion of hay Ing fashionable music and rltualtlstlc effects Shades of Wesley by the time their church discipline hymn book and Bible are revised a few more times where will Meiodlsru Where it is now Methodist preachers are now weaving quotations from gersoll Into their sermons and the people think they are being Instructed in the highest and purest type of religion And so they are Where trance Is bliss tis folly to be wise JKH J t THE NEBRASKA CASE AGAII The Christians of Nebraska have gone to work to gain a reversal of decision of the Supreme Court of the State which excludes tho Dible from the schools Attorney E O Krotslnger Is the spokesman and pre tents the case In nearly a three hours plea Here are some of his statements The Bible is not a sectarian but a Christian book If the ptOplo of Nebraska accept that stutement tho dozens of denominations should scamper back into the Catholic church toward which many of them are al ready heading Here comes the nsual legal or Illegal quibbling The altor ney says As a matter of fact the Can stltutlon of Nebraska does not prohll It the teaching of nousecturlan rell glon In our public schools but on the contrary the Constitution specially vors tho teaching of religion momllty and knowledge as being essential to good government No distinction is made he tells usbetween sectarian- Ism and reigion and between religion and morals Ifthl legal authorlt Is going to draw sucn a fine point thut adherents o the Bible cannot comprehend It and therefore cease the effort to Intrude we would cheerfully accept the Implied though not applied dls Unction between sectarianism and reo igloo but in this case It Is only a sub lerfngo to regain control We are not Informed by the pleader what dlf Terence Is between religion and more uls Infidels ave asserted time aftc time and snows statistics to sustain such assertion that the religion of tho Bible viz Christianity has furnlsl ed history with all the immoralities the calendar Christians have ever shrieked their protests and de dared religion and morality to be syr jiiomous terms and we would be glad to hear a legal opinion on the subject The little fact that in American prisons there are over 41300 represei atlves of our Christian Bible religion and only half a dozen Infidels car rles no weight as against a deflnlllo jy an attorney and now that he has finished his impassioned plea for ble reading in the public schools cause of the great moral teachings It contains It might be Instructive for him to go into the criminal history if France where church and state are unitedthe Christian churchand find there a recent report listing 19 00 Christians 130 Jews 50 Mohan sedans but not a single Atheist A Ittle research in this direction and less time would be spent in stretch- Ing legal technicalities to cover an undeserving case Sec Art Nebraska Constlti tion reads No sectarian instruc tlon shall be allowed In any school or institution supported In whole or in part by the public funds for ethic tlonal purposes But says Mr Ketslnger It does not say that no religion shall beI taught In any schoool or inslllulio supported by the people If there are any Buddhist pr Me liammcdans families In that locality they should at once proceed to the schools If the decision is reversed on this declaration that religion is npt excluded by the terms of the Const ution and insist that selections from the sacred books of the Lord Buddha uid from the prophet of Allah be reai These constitute religious teaching which we are told Is not excluded but we very much doubt whether they would be considered nonsectarian well Christians prate about being law biding citizens but when matter touch them at a religious angle they veer in their course and not Infrequently bolt and disregard the decis Ions entirely reports of this case show that Bible reading in the schools rests on a legal basis In nine states viz Massachusetts New Jersey diana Iowa Kansas Georgia Missis Ippi North Dakota and South Da eleven States there is no spec fic mention In the Constitution or tan but decisions of courts and State Superintendents give authorltlve charac tel to the custom New York is among this kind Still other States have uc legal provisions but the custom pro five States viz Missouri nesota Montana Washington and Wisconsin courts and nttorneygener als and superintendents decisions arc adverse to Bible reading but selec Ions from It are In use if readers of the Blade have any other information on such decisions please send tnem in for publication We ought to make better showing than only five states to our credit This advocate of the Bible in the pUblic scnools closes ins argument thus deam the question discussed In this case one o very great Importance This court should vacate Its judgment of October 9th and this could be done without reargument be nuse It seems that the error of the court is so plain tnat reargument would be unnecessary The judgment of this court Is contrary to law Christians are making great effort to set aside this decision which talns the Constitution and safe guards religious liberty What Is the National Liberal Party going to do about ItHARRIET CLOSZ CATHOLIC METHODISTS Our good Brother Johnson San Francisco sends me a copy of the San Francisco Examiner In which he marlls for my criticism an article headed High Methodist Church that will have a Ritual Accompanying the article there Is a flue fulllength picture about a foot long of The Hev Father Charles Oxnam But the Father In this case Joel- not indicate that the Reverend party- a a Catholic priest as is common On the other hand there Is an explanation that Rev Oxnam is a Meth odlst preacher that has charge of a ethodlst congregation In San Francisco Rev Oxnam is dressed cAp pie in the regulation clerical toggery of a Catholic priest which is that of r lr1tr woman soil tho article says thatI this church will have all the dlstln Wishing peculiarities of the Cnthollc Church except its recognition of the Pope at Rome The name of the Church in which Is this new departure Is to be changed from Park Methodist Church to St Andrews Rev Father Oxnam apparently about 25 years old and Is exceedingly handsome and has a perfect love of a mustache Whether he will have to shave as per Catholic regulation Is not stated nit as the mustache has now about gone out any way suppose he will think this general and rapid hellll if Protestant Christianity to Cath illclsm Is favorable to Infidelity to have the Catholics to wipe Protestan relducehand to hand Issue between Inl1dlls and Catholics Catholic and Protestants late ench other more than either of them hah Infidels though for the spoils of Wllr they will combine now against the Infidels The weakest minds and the est educated among the Irotelltllntll will bo those of course who will rush Into the Catholic Church IInd In tho exodus there will go for the loaves and isles many Intellectual men and fashionable women as good us the host men now in tile church but It will out of Christianity tad that combination of intelligent and honesty that Is available to us In Infidel propngandlsui By tine same mall comes a marlwll Issue of the Cincinnati Enquirer con talnlng an account of priest Charhs McNeils being put In jail for lewdness with Mrs James Fleming of his congregation If very handsomely reseed and beautiful women were ut In our pulpits men would crowd the churches for the sensual pleasui if gazing at them would go my elfFor the same reason women go to hunch to loop at men like Hev Father Charles Oxnam and our ers are filled with stories lute that of the Rev Father Charles McNeil have been a preacher It Is well to watch any preacher named Charles o From New York Journal HOW THE BIBLE SHOW THAT ADAM WAS NOT THE FIRST the Rev P F Duffy Seer tary of the American Church Bible was not the first man Is evidenced by history science and Scripture Intelligent readers may have a general conception of the first md second but with tho third they are too often unfamiliar I will tnen fore deal with the Biblical evidence Egyptian and Euphrnlean ilizations carry us back some 5000 or years B or 7000 or 8000 ears from the present time The ev dence of human stone Implements In the undisturbed drift or gravel of gla clal times will take us back more than 0000 years The bones of extinct ai mals of glacial and preglaclal ages Lund beneath thick deposits of sta agmlle in caverns associated with veapons of human workmanship be ipeak a ranch greater anltlqully while the human fossils especially the mile discovered In Germany Callfoi nla and Java bring us to the Tertiary eriod Added to these are the opli Ions of scientists forming a consensus of opinion not to be gainsaid Many who accept the anltlqully man will probably be surprised to learn that there are many reference to it in Holy Scripture We can expect only incidental allii Ions to an existence of man prior to kdams creation And we flail Revert such incidences These we may tort ndersigned coincidences And they aro all more effective becalms they are undesigned In the account of the expulsion of Cain we read that Cain said to vah Every onethat flndeth mo alma slay me Gen Iv 141Ve could Ilay him If no human being existed except his father and mother Jehovah does- not quite him with the statement that there are no men on earth to kill him stead Ho gives him u sign that hI shall not be slam The Inevitable con cluslon Is that hath Cain and the Lori Imew there wero men In the countries irroundlng Eden The country Into which Cain mi sled was Inhabited and by a pat cular class of men Wo are told lit dwelt In the land of Nod on easl of Eden Nod means wandering or rather nomadic It was inhub Ited by the Nomads pastoral people aldn to presentday Bedouins wit went from place to place for pustur ngo for their calllo The eminent ssyrlologlsl Professor Suyco of Ox forll University says In his work The Higher Critics and this Monu meills To east of It Eden lay the land of the Nomads termed Nod In Genesis and Manila In the In irlpllons p 95 Nod was then an hublled country From tho narrative It would appear that Cain was married in Eden Whore did he gel his vIfoSlio was not a daughter of Seth According to Ibllcul chronology Ushers In the lilaI- gin Enoch the first born of Cain was one year older thus Seth Nor- ld she be his sister a daughter Adam as is generally held Adam had no daughters till aflor tine birth of Seth Arid the days of Adam miller he begot Seth were eight hundred years aid ho begot sons and daughters Gen v Again ask where did Cain get leis wife There be only one answer there wore oil er men and women besides Adam and ve and he married a daughter one of the countries around Eden Again we read that Cain bullded a city and called the name of the city- after the name of his son Enoch Gen Iv 17 We need not Insist t +++ + + + + + + ++ I F3 Fd + +I4 + d1FF33 + t 13 MY PRICES off i For COMPARISON0 0 In 123 or 4 Ounce Sllverino Screw Cases Prepaid a 0 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less All watches guaranteed new perfect cases latest designs hand no die work engraving and accompanied by mfrs and my Iin used pay freight and watches kept in order one year Ift Send for prices of ladles size solid gold sliver and other not listed above Diamonds Opals Sliver Plated and Opti cal goods Music Boxes Jewelry Chains Clocks Freethougbt and I other badges Ingersoll Spoons and my tract Theism In the Cru cable fr- eeOTTO WETTSTEIN t La Grange IlltttTotot tttrio oo dr33 b 3 + F d34 + 9343 + 3 I d + + + Fd + +nn that it was a large substantii ono Yet the word used is the orell nary one for city lint why did he build at all If there was uo one to In habit It And who helped him to if there wore no men then in exist once It nay bo answered that the city was built long after his exile when the Adamites anti Cnlnltes mul tlplled But not for tho literal and correct translation is And pare Enoch and while ho was buili ing a city That la Enoch was horn while Cain was In the act of bulldlni Nod tlien wifs peopled And If Noi why not other countries Let us go back to Garden of Eden When Adnm was brought Into the Gan garden the Cherubim anll Elohlm were there before him Cherubim arc associated with the Tree of Life and the Elohlm with the Tree of Knowledge while Adam Is confined to the Tree of tho Gn den Who wore the Cherubim lhny are generally considered to have IlCell one of the highest orders of angeli hut this is a mistake They wore and were redeemed by Christ like olh or men It Is allowed by all that the four beasts of the Authorized Ve slon and the four living creatures of the Revised aro Cherubim of Paradise Revelation chapters Iv anll v Here we are told they join In singing tho now song of tho bles Thou hast redeemed us by Thy hloOI out of every kindred and tongue anll people and nation Nothing can be plainer than this Cherubim tlwn wore men distinct from Adams ruct and existed before Adams creation Ye shall bo as Elohlm gods knowing good and evil was l1w temptation of Eve by the Nakash sei pent Won Ill n Who were the Elohlm Wo know they were mal vied told chlhllenvery human qualities Wo read of the Elohlm allli sons of the Elohlm subsequently In several passages The sons of Elohlm saw me daughters of Adm that they were fair and they tool them wives Gen vi What Is the Ron of Adam that thou visile hllllZ Thou last made him a lower than the Eloiim vill f have said yo aro Elohlm 1f Ixxxll In and other passages 110 him is variously translated god god godlike angels judges etc by dlffoi ent scholars Hut surely what the word means In one of these passagi It means In all Commentators ule driven to greater straits to find adequate hypothesis for these Elohlm With one class they moan the ploiu eons of Seth Those forget that tlw Elohlm existed before Seth was born Another sapient explanation Is lhat they were angels It Is sulllclont an wer that a dllTorent word itllogclhui Is used for angel leak No tho Slohlm wore men but not Adamite for they 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ot the articles is to bo an alumni laciest jewel a Topaz weighing early tour pounds which is now Ing cut by skilled workmen in Route The account does not state to wlial use Pa Pecci is to put this Jewel i f dIId II J1r LEARN DOUBLE ENTRY- BOOKKEEPING AT HOME COST ONLY 500 A postal brings you particulars in a circular- S TARR Expert Accountant Vice President National Association Accountants and Bookkeepers Market Street San Francisco Cat DRINK HABIT CURED guarRutHINerve r blood purlttor restorer nil in one make it wn it to cure of the drink habit on enrtli We rend ft to any address In the United Htntes upon receipt of moneyitrstNtriotly confidential Address or 44 BROTHER LIBERALSI make a specialty In the treatment of Hem orrdoids When a patient comes to my office for treatment I do not take any pay until cured Owing to theji p that a lavgojiuiabersaffe14ng front piles aro not able to come here to bo treated I have formulated a homo treatment that costs but five dollars per month including necessary correspondence between patlont and physician A number have been thoroughly cured with one months treatment others by the use of two while others have required four and five My home cure can be sent through the malls to any point In the United States This treatment gives Immediate relief and Is a perfect cure guarantee perfect salisfac then In every case entrusted to my care or refund the money Write for Llllle Red Booklet and learn for yourself It Is free for asking Address DR STOW S CHEMICAL CO 119 North Santo Ke Ave Salina Kansas LEXINGTON EASTERN RAILWAY COMPANY Time Table- No 2 Dally Ex Sunday Dally p m a m Lv Lexington 225 745 Lv Winchester 1510 825 Lv Btville Junction 511 1029 Ar Jackson G15 1130 Ar Cannel City 1245- Westbound No Dally NoI Ex Sunday Dally a m p m Lv Cannel City 10 Lv Jackson 025 225 Lv Hlville Junction 720 U2fc Lv WI nesler f23 Ar j xington 1020 C0o Nos and make close connection it O K junction for Cannel City and points on Ohio Kentucky Rail way Nos and 2 connect at L E luncllon with Chesapeake Ohio for Sterling and local points Nos 2 3 and connect dally cept Sunday at Beuttyvllle Junction with Halway for Ueatlyvllle J K BARR Gen Mgr JlhiS SCOTT G P A T R MOUQAN S ivnleh represents the many chrystalls tear drops tool beads of persplra lion wrung front subdued and fright luPII Christians If the stono posses qualities of magic It might return to donors the clothing food which It represents HAUIUET CLOSZ 0 506 IS THE NUMBER OF COPIES OP DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT SUBSCRIBED FOR TO THIS DATE WANTEDfho address of Dr S II S ShedloskI by Mrs E M O ShedloskI of Kulghlalown Ind