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BLUE GRASS BLADE Mr H lIlJEDITED BY tUEAL LSIf MORALSSittr PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAft 7v r VOL XII NO 11 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAYS MAY 3 E M 303 X100 A YEAR ITERMS OF THE BLADE IsHiio for one year 5100 TermsLOO per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Make all Money Orders Drafts and i Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this offlco giving your old as well as tile nowaddress When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old sub scriber The address slip on the paper wl show expiration of subscription and eerve as a receipt as the date changes asjsbon as the subscriber pays S is rlpU Dst hliPI t t ifnot discontinued at expiration unless so ordered by the subscriber The courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers reo ceived until the paper Is paid for In toll up to date and ordered disco tluued Office of publication 101 East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to SLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayetto Telephone Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOLf 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 coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do is to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan- Ity of the poverty of the ignorance of the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGrtIn Is this go ernment founded upon the Christian religionWashingtonThe Church State should be absoluteGartlel COLLEGE of MEDICINE SURGERY Chicago r rFour years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material PEEP MODERATE Fall term opens in September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSLER M Seo 846247 Ashland Avt Chinas III EDITOR MOORE TALKS TO FRIENDS OF THE BLUE GRASS IAbout His Tour His Book Dog Fen in the Orient and Proposes to Put the Blade Back to the 50 Cent Club PLo On Eas ier Terms Than Ever Before He Highly Compliments the Management bf the Blade In His Absence am so busy writing my hook that do not believe my friends would want me to divert my attention from that In order to write anything th Blade especially as my recen- absence has demonstrated Just what have always said that the Blade gets better the less I have to say In It will for all that however as soon as can get my hooliIn print try to have something Issue of the paper because It hill always been my experience that oven though the editorials of our Rationalistic edit ors were not sogqodas the other matter In their papers have alway- wanted to read their editorials Almost as scon as I got home I got one of Mrs Henrys characteristically kind and bright letters and the fact that have not even answered that up to this writing must show that have been a very busy man saw no copy of the Blade while was gone and have only been able to 11read a little from ItslncoI came back but the restjjiKis so refreshed me that can read tlife Blade now and ngr1aitrtt 1 Jm thn ger to It would on seeing It for the first time or first few times an barring a few typographical errors do not lielleve It Is prejudice that males me say that Its contributors In my absence have made it the highest Ideal of a paper to do good and make people better and happier that is pos Bible to be made with anything lilt the amount of money that Is expended upon Its production My health In all of my tour If may except a few days of seasick ness has been so far as I can judge perfeetmake the cruise upon which was the most successful tour to the Or HolyIandequippedfor mylifenothing but ones personal observa tion can equip any man or woman for that work Any reason that any fair getCOlthe Bible and of the Christian reli gion as he sees these In America or Europe Is strengthened ten or a hun Bred fold when he or slue sees the country and the people that gave birth to the Bible coil the Pandoras box of evils that intro escaped from Its lids wherever It haa been opener But there Is one feature In the tory of the Blade in my absence has distressed me no little am very sorry to see how poorly It has been supported financially Mr Hughes used his best judgment In discontinuing the club rates bu the falling off in the patronage of the paper was so great that after cools ring about the matter we have con eluded not only to resume the club rates of 50 cents for each new su scriber but to make the terms r such clubs even easier tItan they were before In this arrangement we estimate that there will be some Instances In which Mr Hughes will lose but though timers are now eight or nine papsvr perience Is that so small a proportion of the patrons of this paper will pur nrde osition that Mr Hughes the Blades publisher is now going to moire our friends and of which hope they will all and everywhere avail them will send you upon your quest any number of postal cards not less than five so printed that ye simply have to fill in name an address of any party to whom you want to send the Blade and the per will bo sent at once These cards will bo sent to you cents each In order of fv3 or more to one party and of course we would greatly prefer to have you homl the himyt any reason unwilling to do this we flniL ltr iitt youtothem and In all instances the cardi- will be sent to you entirely at our expense you having to pay nothing either for the cards or for their mull Ing to you You can easily ee tint ho margin lispshatsupport It and to make even an eco nomical living for Mr Hughes and trAEthat cannot get advrtlsiiig as the ordinary newspapers ilo with much smaller circulation than made has everyhodought to avail himself or herself of this offer nrd soul the Blade many thousands of new subscribers at once Please each one of you rgardlfis of what you nay have lane or may have failed to ItcfiiM send us your order for these cards and please no your order Per log Fennel In tb Orient If you have not already done I hops to have the bush ready to be mailed by the 1st of Pulp next and saw so much of Interest that hard guntcards that we will Bens you are th regular government cards already stamped and not cards that you will have to stamp and we are willing td send the paper to any address for the year from the time tho card gets to us and If you cannot send the money along with your order for the five or more cards we are willing to wait until you can sell them and so by this arrangement you do not have to wait until you get up a whole club before sending in the subscrlb ass Please do all you can to help Mr Hughes and the Blade Yours fraternally CHARLES C MOORE Premiums For New- Member tdo with us but from the habit cf delay do not send In their names jjtoand to awaken endeavor and thusiasm especially among ou younger members we offer the fol cluse The Conditions Ar- e1The person joining must be a new member and the fee of one dollar accompanying his name 2The names should be sent In as soon as gotten 3Time contest is open to all old members except the President First Second and Third Vice Presidents Secretary and Treas acct 4Tlte contest Is open to all now memhersIPremiumsITo the persons securing the larg est number of members we will award for Completle Palnos Complete Works value 1000 Third Prize Walking stick from the Paine tree Fourth Prize Walking stick from the Paine tree Fifth Prize History of tho Chris bmChrisste Seventh Prize History of the Christian Religion to the year 200tby Judge C B Waite PitTenth Prize Wettstein Gold Pin irtertin xhe MoorebThirteenth Prize Dog Fennel the Orient by Charles IooreIFourteenth Prize Napkin rIngI from the Paine tree Fifteenth prize Napkin ring fro the Palno treeISixteenth prize Napkin ring teaMtho Paine tree Seventeenth prize Penstock fro Palno tree- Eighteenth prize Penstock from J1Nineteenththe Paine tree- Twentieth prize Full figure porI trait of Capt Gen W Loyd standing by the silo of Palnos chair Send all communications direct toI the Secretary By order of tho Exec utlve Committee SecdCincinnati Ohio 838 IS THE NUMBER OF COPIES OF DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT SUBSCRIBED FOR TO THIS DATE gA CRISIS HON MOSES KAUFMAN APPEALS IN BEHALF OF THE BLADE It lopktftvery much as if the Blade will have to again misperrJ Mr Hughes the tells me that under thetcontlltlon of things ho will noredont particularly fancy this thing of everlasting appealing to the sup porters ofahe paper whenever It the Blade gefs Into a tight place But what Is tcrbo done pea dliCentIt wotildenti be the Blade otherwise But being run differently Is where the trouble comes In Other and magazines depend upon their vcrtlsing patronage and make money dea snhscrlptlonlistly It lose money and must fall Mr More has devoted the best Pert of his life and all his energies to the Blade and the cause It advocates anil he has never made one cent out ot It or drawn a cent from it The tame efforts expended In other directions would bring Mr Moore a handsome revenue But he loves the made he brought It Into principleforlong paperhtrnlsheaplies all the mechanical part an receives h1spay from the money paid by suhscrtJersthere Is no other In come paythingsgin not tfBpayy then the devil Is to pay as Sir Moore would say Mr Hii ties tells me that there are thBladebehind it these would at once pay up and continue to pay up the crisis would he bridged overIn fact there wouldnt be a crisis It Just takes Mr Hughes says every dollar of the subscription list to run the paper And any number of subscribers as In resent instance fall behind paparr Mr Hughes owned a very pretty home which he had to sell In order to keep the paper up The Blade owes now about six hundred dollars am very much afraid that all of the delinquents will not respond It isnt In the nature of things It would be marvelous If they did But think If half of those knowing themselves to be In arrears or about to become so will remit at once the Blade will live Otherwise Its doom sealed Mr Moore since his return from Jbookhis memory In connection with his notes are fresh doubt If he shadthe condition of things or If he does It seems he cannot be Induced to lest his book long enough to contemplate the critical aspect of affairs or th deep waters his paper has gotten to therefore have taken It upon my self to place the facts before the supporters of the Blade and the National Liberal Party As have stated do not favor these continued appeals for help Blade ought to bo placed on a soon self sustalning business foundation But It Is not Not now at least An we cannot afford to let It suspend suspends and tho office Is sold out pay the debts and Mr Hughes en Blade agahtnMr Moore and Mr Hughes fit gether like glove and hand It will a difficult matter to find another publisher under the circumstances and surroundings especially Afte hannever ia and It seems that Mr Hughes nothing now and has not lmms rills In Kentucky It belongs rs Moore to fall back upon hll anmd money made and has nothing to roll bee to keep tho Blade uptor our benefit If the Blade dies the National Li Party loses Its organ It tel us a black eye from the e toots of which It will take us a longtime to recover If we may recover at are bound to have an orga The Bladewith Mr Moore and h Individuality at the head fills that place as no other paper can and- o as n other man can Wo must have a medium of com munlcation with each other Wo want to hear what Mrs Henry Mrs Closz and Dr Wilson have to say and occa signally what pointed remarks or sound advice our Irrepressible seer e fury Mr Sachs has to advance And how aro wo going to do all of this t1Ij iii Ii 0111BladeThere Is no time to be lost N thlutewants and ho wants it quickly ter this dangerous point is past may talk about some healthy halo place the paper on Now It need the sinews cf wartime substance that it may live FraternallyM Lexington Ky r+The Human Emotions The human emotions are character strongestthingto dispute his statement Feeling Is the basis of thought and though our five senses all feelings all producellWeIs nothing more In need of restraint and regulation than our thoughts for when they aro not dominated by rea shotlthe supreme faculty In man am should be his guide In all things for It alone can distinguish between truth and falsehood right and wrong If the emotions ore not subject to Its in lluences we may and can expect the most absurd and foolish things In the conduct of human beings Because reason Is denied the right to regulala thought and keep It within the bounds cf rationality we roll glees fanaticism and fanatics This fact was clearly demonstrated for the thousandth time and more voij r cently in this city A religious oran Izatlon known as the Nazarenes dedi cated a new church and their method of so doing was principally giving un restrained outlet to their feelings 11tHdup new church and In a strong shill voice fairly shrieked out these tlmwords glee a el gloree glee e e holding the last note nearly a minute Instantly two thousand tongues tVr OflpraiseThe report further Specula cular in the extreme was one of the opening features of the evenings ser vices Suddenly the pastor sprang to the front of the stage whipped out his handkerclef and waved It enthus iastically Rising as one person tho whole auditorium was a flutter of white the demonstration lasting over a minute Such was the perfect con trot of pastor over congregation manl felted throughout For three hours thereafter the strange ceremonies the preaching and the singing arous- Ing such high enthusiasm that It proached pandenuouhtnmeLet us a moment fact that we are In the twentieth century and then reflect on the power which religion still has to produce senseless and Idiotic actions In human beings Nothing in this world ever made such foolishness possible In human can duct as the religious emotions and not tempered by reason and judgment they soon take the form oi a species of Insanity It was always and If the majority of mankind not outgrown such tendencies we oemany as a blot onr faeand those who have read history ImoIwhat both have done In the past In tolerance precedes persecution and unrestrained religious emotions Invar iably Insure both Had these Nazarenes lived In 1090 when Peter the Hermit started the crusades they standardas readily as the pastor made the hosefand just as destitute of sense nn reason as were those old fanatics two million of whom perished In the eight crusades from to 1279 which were gotten up for the put pose of conquering Palestine and wresting from the Turks the suppos ed tomb of Christ husshoutingItprovesthey still hold the fort so to speal testifyCsades tho crusaders simply felt just wiltkSpencer that the human emotions are Ifbc reasonf is u 1 and keep them within bounds Shall we bo reasonable beings or emotional ones This Is a question that con hotisd e c sense It he hasnt and his natural Inclination Is to be pliant and passive ho will want to go through life under tho Influence of his emotions He will want to feel and to bo acted on b others and tho conditions that fate brffigs to him and makes so strong potent But tho man of thought and Intelligence tho man who sees and knows how practical the affairs of life are and how ncces tLt li llr tIIJudgment In all things will not i toisbutftoIalwaysto t 1Tof amusement and fitted only for those who do no serious thinking or are lacking In the power to reason Such people are to bo flit tied In bebestowedIng leaders who fool with them for power and profit and work the tell andCrenzdevelopmentlo reason and common sense and while human r rslJlerIntellectbut on the emotions they play contln iwally and by so doing matte men and women absurd in thought and action froms1none are given such freedom from restraint as those termed if1110leupon fears that are baseless repeat and reiterate the world has norneed of religion and would be off without any Every man who strives to perpetuate the word rell eimm In any form Is doing an Injury to the race for the word morality em Bodies all of mans duties to man and the entire animal kingdom and be yond that ho has none With religious aellefs of all kinds destroyed mortal Jelnghanmctlons would readily conform to experlencorrllrlon holds him In her grasp It Is uphill work to make the human race y what It might be and should be Therefore speed tho time when It will ho burled In the deep grave of oblivion j CHAN3ILVG SBVCUANgE Lea tingles lZrn THE lOFt WOOLSTONECRAFT This wonderful woman was born in IPiling Forest English on the 27th of 1759 She was the first of her x to break the silence of the centu IfInjlllllcomil although the first her works are today the textbooks upon which tho rest movement for file mancipation if woman received Its Impetus fier Ideas are Incorporated Into legal and social Mary advance her sex llIlIvclco was the only ono that was roll above the dead level of the sub ectlon and degradation of the women the world she Inaugurated a move ment for the emancipation of her sex that Is now en the 144th anniversary of her birth rising to Hood tide She was the first pen artist that painted the IXHS Houso and the Norahs r bar tine and the Sophias of her tomsuppress Whole libraries havo hoar written since her time on the Wo dman Question but nothing that has been written on It has over excelled Nary Woolstonecrafts Vindication cf the Rights of Woman The advanced women of the United Sates should read write upon and isndiscussedGcrease the mental fibre and moral courage of American women Vary Woolstonecraft was a content nary of Thomas Paine and like him she was vlllifled and maligned for do munclug laws and customs that ro lucwl human beings to slavery Sho was first of her sex to make lit aliiro a profession She wrote a wonderful little work The Rights Veil But ono or two copies of this luk on the American continent arough kindness of a friend a tio will male a copy of it from tho b ok that Is in an Eastern library hupc to bo able to print It In tho Lode limo mental ability and moral magI of Mary Woolstonecraft mer- the admiration of the world and amen of all nations and conditions eve her a debt of gratitude A scant treasure of justice Is now being done tlo memory of Thomas Paine let us hope tint the birthday of Mary Voolstouecnift will be held in grate fl remembrance by all lovers of Lib erty and Justice JOSEPHINE K HENRY Veriallles Ky BLUEGRASS BLADEr = I Saved By A BooK Rev Herbert S nigolow preach11 tf nt the Vine Street Congregational fChurch Cincinnati Sunday night on of Life using a quota tion from hoary Georges Progress and Provcrty for a text Near closo of Henry Georges l life said Bigelow a young man cal1 ed upon him whoso whole career had been changed by this book Ho had been born in the faith of the mother church Ho had a long anti fllllln strugglo to suppress his questioning and remain in the church At last IH left It Then he drifted like a sh1 with a broken rudder Ho saw much poverty and suffering He heard tlH lrpreachers apologize for tho degradi t tion and slavery of their follow Some said there were too many c pie in tho world Others declare there was not wealth enough Others stoutly maintained that we must aI ways have the poor with us TIH young man demanded why thesl things should be so in a world mal1e by tho good God lint answer him jt they could tint Ttoeii he camo to thl i conclusion that this must be thecy Its world Ho lost all faith in God Ho be canto and unbeliever even a scorne Then he got hold of Progress and Poverty To him It read like a causeLThe faith that was dead revived TIll hook hind saved him from unbelief The above Is not a credit to the In tolligenco of Ilev Blgelow a man y whom honor very much and whom have praised in these columns Tho story is on a par with those which preachers are given to tclllni of the good little boy who was tl mpt cd but didnt take the drink and be f canto Judge or President Read that last sentence again The a book had saved him from unbelief Unbelief in what If understand the story he means Unbelief In n personal God This implies that a belief in an imaginary God for you can comprc hend an invisible power in no othc way except by tho imagination is better anchor to a man than disbelief in a God deny it The more men believe In a God tho less they lIeve In themselves ticI point to Mr IJIgelow himself lIt is a noted man in Cincinnati becaus of his unbelief because ho cut from orthodoxy repudiated tho dlvir ity of Christ and the Bible and can out on the side of humanity Othe religionists regard him as an unbe q llever If It was not for his unbelief t her would be most commonplace Just a good preacher and a nice ouwlJlj1JJJJ8qIIIWac he Is cussed and held In contemn ant 1 by other clergymen and ho has come somebody and Is indeed a man of consequenceHe holy war in his church and routed the believers out and now his pews are filled with unbelievers of every degree of unbelief Atheist and AgiiOBtlBs like Wyscarver Cun nlrn Allied rtnM ljltiajjl 0tllOr uiii nil ill t111111cIirhmr sn hoc l v over his joss talk that little prelim PiJ inary confab preachers always hay with tho Almighty for the sake humane arguments he advances Mr BIgolow believes In God and Immortality Thats nothing An Louisiana nigger can do that and can give just as good reasons for his bo life as Mr Bigelow Mr BIgolow thinks the absorption of the Henry George theory saved i this particular young man from unit rya lief in I here request Mr Bigelow to slim and prove that morals and con rduct of this young nan were better ffafter he was saved from unbelief has belief in a God done foi humanity ask him One thing has done It has thrust creeds and laws and conditions upon man which Mr Blgelow himself has repudiated point him to centuries of crime In tolerance persecution and torture as thin result of belief In a God I point him to wars In which be lievers In God themselves have fought each other like fiends of hell I point him to tyrannical rulers po litical thieves corrupt justices bezzlers s seducers drunkards thieves murderers prisoners villains vile and void of every sense of shame nil all believers In God Does belief in God save oven those who believe in him The penitentiaries are full of people who believe in God Nations which believe in God pillage rob kill and exterminate weaker nations If belief In God re strains neither Individuals nor na lions from committing capital as weli as potty crimes why exult then tho salvation of a young man from unbelief Wouldnt it ho better foi him to be unbelieving peaceable ant just The facts are Mr nigclow and you know It that the unbelieving nations are the most civilized moral and hu mane Contrast Spain with Germany The same contrast holds good In dividuals Contrast Catholic cler gy with Goethe Humboldt nail Hacck el Contrast the spirit of usurpation and subjugation of believers God with those who do not bellovt In God Rend their writings and which stand for peace justice and for every man possessing his own un molested Look at your own church which almost wholly made up of unbelievers In process of evolution When the believers were In the majority you had nothing but war They opposed every economic stand you took They demanded that you tall of the lives of tho ancient dead not of the wants and woes of the suffering living You had your troubles with thorn They camo near getting you out but finally you fired them and tho unbelievers of every shado and degree stood by you Then how can you consistently cast aspersions upon unbelief espec- Ially since no dyed ln the wool hellev cr In Cincinnati has any respect for you or will have anything to do with you t heard n holy Presbyterian woo man tiny the other day that Dryan was RlnkUig down to a low level when he came to lecturing in a church by such a preacher Why Decause of your unbelief If It wasnt for your unbelief Dro Blgelow who would you be any how If you didnt step far In advance of rooted belief If you didnt come ont bravely and boldly and grandly as you do and cast off myth and snpor stition and champion the rights of man instead of glory of gods ye wouldnt a dub You would Just bo a preacher 1l list made Henry George but hlR unbelief In special existing forms of gjvornment There Is never anything new In belief Unbelief Is tho basis of all pro gresslon You must strike out and beyond the explored path am sur prised at the narrow views Bro Dlge low oie of the most liberal of men takes upon the subject of unbellef In other words Atheism In his olln Ion a man may indulge his liberate up to that point but lie must steer clear of that if ho would be saved Saved from what The wrath of God Hell Mr Blgelow dont believe In hellSaved from immorality vice anll crime There are Atheists who attend church I would have him point to their ciminallty would have him point to the immorality and vlciou ness of Haeckel Buechner Marx Proudhon Bradlaugh Ingersoll or to any organization or class of Athens There are a few German Russia and Italian Atheistical organization In this country which are classed as langcrous elements but this arises from Christian hate of them If these foreigners are lItooldng and offensive in manner and face ilont blame their Atheism Be jnst Put the blame where it belongsto the centuries of kingly and priestly Jespotlsm which has imbruted then and left their ugly and foul traces upon the hearts and faces of these poor human outcasts The fires of liberty were kindled lu their hearts by spark of Atheism Then they shook off the chains of and priest of meek humility and snivelling belief and turned their starved faces and almost soulless yes to Freedoms holy shrine eve longing for that Liberty of thought ind speech which alone can give tho lower of fleeting life Its luster and Hrfiimo Thats the kind of mud to mal in American from Tnko the very worst of them ane compare them with the bellevinj lrlsl Dagoes and Hungarians In the hum wards of our great cities This lartlcnlar Atheist is always called an Anarchist and is pictured with brist ling black heard trod hair red face lory eyesj a huge knife between noirinuilii Luin uiiu iiUUlltilling blazing torch high over his head Now who did he ever kill and to what has he applied his torch Go o the police courts of Cincinnati Chi ago and Milwaukee Do you find him here Whom do you find arraigned there or their misdeeds Christians belie jrstgiiarly oryonevof them Wheat Is It that shields thousand if criminals In high places from ing to the police court Why their ilghtoned belief This picture of Atheism Is but reflection of the cankerous ma guilty of tho Christian heart while ices no justice In any belief antagon mfr to Its own It Is a picture which exhibits the wry crimes of which Christianity it lelf has been guilty in the past and the Innate vlndlctiveness natural to and which it would now exercise ir It had power Christianity looked into its own nirior saw itself then painted this ilcture of its own hateful features As between the pictures of one of heso torch bearlug Atheists the spin It of freedom firing his untamed soul a picture of a smooth oily sen mans priest or a sanctimonious ca avcrons parson who Is ever con bong against the liberties of man nd feeding off his toll Ignorance and ilsfrles the caricature of the Athe 1st In comparison Is a thing of beauty 1nd a joy for ever An Atheist Is an Atheist because no seeks perfect freedom of thought nd speech mil none can love freedom heartily lint good menmen who incline to peace and justice Plant the germ of freedom in any mind and it will blossom into a being who will jot need to be saved either from the Ice of life or from the terrors of death range to me It is that Intelligent mon will disparage and condemn belief when nothing can be plainer lian the fact that mankind has ad need just as it has overthrown ad and governments and beliefs It here bo a God over all he line made to doubt and disbelieve even aim as well as to believe and trust him He has made no two Individuals ol lie same appearance quantity and ca aclty but rather created an Infinite verity of man that he might apply Imsfilf to the development of the In diversities of nature Nature- not make men alike and never in ailed that men should think alike Whero then Is the crime of unbelief How then can It be a crime to dls bell eye God any snore than to disbe 1I0yo man You know man you do not know God If belief rather than unbelief should be the Intellectual guide of man what the necessity of Rev Bigelow muting all tho believers out of his lurch Why has Mr Blgelow so greatly changed his own belief Why Isnt he chanting mass and chawln Latin Why should any one change from Holy Mother Church How can It be otherwise than plain to anyone that belief based Upon childhood and Ignorance Any can believe but It takes brains to reason doubt and disbelieve- S It to the Interest or good of man to be a child all his life If I entry George had not dlsbellev ed would he ever have thought to write Progress and Poverty If nature had intended that an thought should lead to belief in God how does it come that many of tho most thoughtful Intellectual of men are directed from that belief Belief In nil that Is mysterious tn demonstrable unknown and 1nlmow able Is associated with Ignorance and inexperience even as childhood Is soclated with toys Unbelief asso eluted with experience and irrtirll and nothing else can be made out of it The man of seventy who slKl lIeves In the miracles of the Dlbte mid In a personal God Is simply In Immature child Ills brain has never been awakened and stimulated by the exercise ot unbelief It is a stngnant pool not a river ever fresh anti flow lug feeding countless forms of IIfe scattering Its dews greening tile val lets and bearing upon its 1I0unding tide tho countless Instruments of use and beauty wrought by thi ever changing mind of man J II W Made Whale Of Em I have a little girlie Marjqrle b name just seven the other du who in my opinion has solved one of tho greatest of theological mysteries Her mother Is a Presbyterian and of It and If the child doesnt grow up a Presbyterian it will not be from lack of Instruction and opportunity do not object to her knowing all about the Bible I want her to read it clear through Since domestic equilibrium largely depends upon Ule one sided education of the child grant It thereby demonstrating m Liberalism want her to get as tJlg a dose of Calvinism as tot MethodismIt safe to half teach n child superstition They with alwas believe it It takes a great big dose to nauseate After that It Is slop a matter of perception reflection and observation If these powers are erlor reason will eventually rube It Is Interesting to observe the ertrl of a childs mind A child Is a better reasoner generally than its parent who seize upon its helplessness for the purpose of indoctrinating it vlth mysteries they themselves do nol comprehend It is a better reason because it Is natural free and unpn ludlced The wisest doctrinaire not answer Its questions As soon a s the child itself becomes prejudice d then Its reasoning powers wbakei r nT knows It all before It knows anythlnj When It gets to be ten to fifteen it looks down in lofty contempt apt Darwin and Paine of whom it has on ly heard It knows It all because the Dlble says so Most of us have passed tfrrou l this exalted period of the understam Ing We will never be sure of knov Ing as much again as we were sure ve knew then But to the solution of the great theological mystery Her mamma was reading to Mar lorle the miracle of the loaves and he fishes When she came to the feeding or ho five thousand on the loaves and shies Hold on said Marjorie did you say he fed five thousand on two shies Yes replied her mamma an continued her reading Wait a bit said Marjorie till think tnat out After a short period of reflection Oh yes she said understand It now he made whales of em read on believe Is an entirely new as I have never heard It ad arced by any one It is surely the most rational explanation if theolo y Is ever rational that has eve been given to this most mlraculou performance of Jesus Even to a child it is plain that In order to appease hunger of five thousand people tho quantity of fish must be in proportion to their appe lies and since there were only two fish he must have mado whales of im Even to a childone with a thln- lertho literal narration Is ridiculous To MarjorIe it was inconsistent She tumbled She demanded time to Solve tho mystery for herself and sin ulckly solved it to her own satisfac Ion and the greatest theeiloglani all the world has never offered n more rational solution to a palpabli lie It wouldnt be surprising push ell for explanations as theologian are that they will yet drop on to Mar nrics solution which Is here made current That miracle will always be doubt ed and denied and held up to ridicule until the clergy make the two fish lIt tho appetites of the 5000 Were to tell you all of this youngsters wise sayings her knowledge or modern and ancient history and peo p1e of monuments ruins temples and leroglyphs of animals birds and teens of poetry and nature you would not wonder at her theological recoclty nor fear that she will ever permit any one else do her thinking J B W PAINES AGE OF REASON- havo a few copies of Paines Age of Reason Issued by the Brooklyn Philosophical Association for gratul tous distribution Persons desiring and enclosing five cents In stamps for postage will receive the b ok until the supply Is exhausted JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky f LQf II1iJ RESPECT FOR THE GLERG Mr Stauffer Calls on the Brotherhood of St Paul to Resent Flings At the Cloth Bodyguards of church was tho title of a sermon by the Reverend Byron H Stauffer at Grace Methodist Episcopal church yesterday morning The Brotherhood of Saint Paul attended In a hotly and partook of Holy Communion The text was Samuel x 20 And there went with the Hlng a band of men whose hearts God had said that the origin of the British national anthem was found In the cry God save the King given by children of Israel as tlle hailed their first King Saul son of Klsh Then the narrative relates how the ling went to Glbeah and there went with him a band of men whoso hearts God had touched You my brethren are tho bod guards of the church Zion can lIvo only as it Is touched by the DIvIne and the springs of power are human hearts Without this Divine touch mankind would degenerate Into sav agery There is no perpetual motion to the culture of the world The crum bllng of ancient civilizations llrOes that The touch of God Is tho propell- Ing force hearts of men form tlu motors of which Almighl hand Is the electric power very Institution of the church needs a bodyguard of hearttouche men Tho Christian church is the otJ ject of jeering of the heathen or all the ages Why do heathen rago is the question ol the surprise of all generations Say not with hope less sighs that church is about to perish because the world derides It Every century has witnessed the assaults of the gates of hell and the subsequent triumph of the chair against her foes The presentUrn storming of our walls by the forces of unbelief may differ in armaments mud weapons but not In the fierceness of the assualt and the centalnt 3f the result But the church needs men She needs men whose Influence rtill breast the Influence of sin men who are fearless In rebuking the Zings of obscene jests flung against dots walls The small miscreant who throws a stone through a stained glass v indo Is but n miniature the great forces which are hurling tho cooled lava stones from the crate if hell against the windowed done or Gods church upon earth Sacred symbols scriptural Incidents hat owed associations the prayers and lymns of the fathers are appropriate for low Jokes and belittling anecdotes fou as Christian men are to speak out boldly in rebuking the blaspheming or our Saviors name and the vandal f qnrrpd Limes If all Christian yquld show their Indignation tor hose things conditions would soon mprove Roman Catholics soul each us useful lessons In this spect Immediate rebuke follows the coiling of religious verities or customs In tho presence of Catholics bOll lie abAuIyhmmmaxd1 3pds holy ministry We believe that he call to preach is given by the Holy Ghost The office of the preacli er is therefore a sacred one and must be held In respect or the whole structure of the church falls Have ou often wondered why Protestant ministers are made tho subjects or objects of anecdotes Illustrations and cartoons more frequently than man Catholic priests Perhaps it Is because the funny papers cartoonist and joke editors know tha Jatliollcs would turn upon such jests with severe marks of disapproval There Is an evening paper in this city whose editorial columns are al most dally bedaubed with mnddj Jings at the clergy Notwithstanding Its pretence of running a religious page Its editorial writer misses no opportunity to make light of the rep esentatlves of the various denomlna Ions generalizing Its remarks untl the whole body of ministers Is ought Into ridicule In the pool brain of this writer the minister mould be as inanimate as the cloth- Ing stands in the store windows He would have them as slow and the times as the old elevator behindI les the editor to his fourth urn He calls every aggressive readier yellow and every reformer a mountebank This paper would iavo every preacher as obedient anlt docile as the Erie County laves of the organs political party It would doubtless like to dictate tt the pulpit as It vainly seeks to shape the policy of Inquests and conductor court trails It takes It for granted that clergymen have no right to ills public affairs or criticise public lllcials It would put a muzzle the clergyman and if It had auto ratic powers would doubtless call aclc the stocks and thumb screws It puts Insults to the preacher before our childrens eyes and does more tc ring Gods priesthood into ridicule than any of tho yellow sheets which It dally scolds for dishing exactly same menu for their readers as It serves Its little com Is your duty as Christian men and church officers to see that your ilnisters are defended in as far you know that their utterances aim toward reforms which you yourselves Imow must be realized in onward march of the church of God The above manifesto was issued few Sundays ago from tho foolpit or Grace Methodist Episcopal church or Buffalo N Y by the Rev ran II Stauffer one of the Lords starr officers to a band of heart braln idpockettouched Christian soldiery tie occasion of their mustering as the bodyguard of Gods holy ministry It makes cheerful reading for rational thinkers Its the wall of a jsperately pressed enemy realizing the hopelessness of his position Zion the fortress of God the head 1W1 fT iti quarters of Christianity garrisoned by Irregulars of all denomination each fighting for his own particular ProIworn weapons arrogance Intolerance and hypocrisy from the crumbling walls of the fast decays citadel obsolete catapults and ecclc lastlcal canons are hurling anathemas threats and vltuperatoln against the ever Increasing hordes of Infidels without Its walls This Reverend dont know wh they call him reverend once upon time was a hardworking honest porter on one of our Buffalo dallle has degenerated Into a blatant syco phantlc parasite of tho cloth living on credulity of a deluded lot mental slaves by birth and tralnln Incapacitated from doing their own thinking He runs a cheap ccclcsla tic show of the original Methodii brand with transparency nnd bias board signs outside In connection with a theological joint where snch gibbering slush as the above is dished out to a credulous gaping hiimanlt Fools are certainly not all dead and many enlist in the hotly guard of Gods holy ministry This minister sermons which In most cases are a diarrhea of words and a constipatlo of ideas are frequently given free ad vertlslng space In a subservient pre which truckles to patrons of a caliber They are an Incoherent sill sputter of orthodox fables and fats hood with great gyro technlcai play of ambiguity leaving In its watce obscuring clouds of sulphurous vai orings Woe to tno editor who dares to criticise preachment of this strutting pulpiteer He Is meld up us an object of contempt 16 be despise and shunned by our saintly Christian brethren for God Is love Now us see what this poor unfortunate writer has said to deserve such terrl ble clerical abuse Why ho has told the truth tho obnoxious truth lIe has simply stated facts and recorded them editorially Listen to this clip pelt from the evening paper abet mentioned Judge for yourselves am laugh a little laugh of silent npprccln ion NOVELTY AND CHURCHES One of the principle churches In Battle Creek Mich Is gaining a utation for the number and the slngu larlty of the novelties used to diver slfy its services Lately Marguerlt Sylva a comic opera singer favored a largo congregation with a solo Af terwartl a brass band furnished mus- Ic At a recent Sunday afternoon vesper service Miss Luclle Norton a oung woman who has achieved a reputation as an artistic whistler rcse and whistled Oh Mother Dear mil Jerusalem with variations Even in the church In question thin was considered a somewhat startling oddity in sacred music The attractions used in this Mich church are simply exaggerations f1rlii i raliyt eraesttaendrFm- y Many churches seem tofeelthat they cannot draw and hold congregn tlons without theatrical appeals to the love of the unusual and tho appetite for curiosity Hence the contlnuee recurrence In tho press of church Items which chronicle audacities fluircli geYttce thatvary from the striking to the strange and In not a few Instances shock ones sense of liroprltoy If these happenings were only occa tonal they might be dismissed as or little Import But they are becoming tolerably frequent and the thought naturally arises whether they are not representative of a very pronounced trend In a great many modern churches Must the churches rely on novelty Instead of devotional feeling Are certain of the churches them elves coming to answer this question the affirmative It Is difficult to avoid the conclu ilon that the church which falls back on sensational oddities in its services admits by that very circumstance that it cannot attract and hold the imbue In any other manner Be this reasoning correct or otherwise the questions Involved are well worthy of ellectlon GUSTAV A POHL M D Buffalo New yyyyyyy W N1N1NV1I1MNV V i Blades It Club jMrs Josephine K Henry Ver sallies Ky Lucy Waters Phelps West Sutton Mass Dr Esther Van Riper Circle vllle Ohio Mrs A Thompson 436 Oak StIChattanooga Tenn Miss Lula Gibson 276 E Ter ace St Chattanooga Tenn Mrs E Davis Rockdale Texas Mrs Vina Hodges Salado Oregon Mrs Ella Wood Fonddulac Wis Jean Harmon Paris Ky Ada L Smith Harrison Okla Mary E Crigler Bartow Fla Mrs Krone Cincinnati 0 Helen Collins 639 E 21st St Los Angeles Calif Emily Jones East Lynne Everett Phelps Epperson MoIMrs Rachel Grover Mrs Lyndall 196 S Ave Columbus Ohio Mrs A Lee Blue Earth Minn Elizabeth Henry Sparks Cnrllse KyMiss Ora Baughman 540 W Hal ler St Lima Ohio Mrs Nellie Evans 540 W Haller St Lima Ohio Mrs W B Royster 426 W Durall St Jacksonville Fla Alice Roby Caplinger Mills MoILaura Roby Caplinger Mills Mo Lucinda Roby Caplinger Mills Mo Ella Roby Caplinger Mills Mo John F Clark Arllnnton Md Mrs E Markell Belleville Kan Mary Emerson Oak Center WIs Mrs Kelsey Bellvue Fla W Harp Kathleen Fla Andrew Cook Manatee Fla F Church Essex Mich Mrs R Pape 12 Vine St Lexing ton Miss Elizabeth Wiley 4069 Page Ave St Louis Mo Manilla Ricker Dover J W Riggins Diamond Ala Mrs Aline Wright Denton Texas Robt Wright Denton TexasIMrs Eliza Martin GaJ W Byler ComIns Mich Minnie Lowry Woolsey Ind Ter Mrs Jessie Hazelrigg Ryan Iowa Jas Davis 526 Prospect Stj Lima C Musgrove Arnettsville W Va Mary E Collins Cincinnati Ohio Capt Geo W Loyd New Rochelle New oYrk Mrs E Oades Olympia Wash 420 Third St Thomas F Flood Barrs Mills Clark Corrigan Texas Wm Emniltt Johnson McLeanes boro Hans F Hanson Eslef Minn Mrs Mary Vraetz Rochelle Ills Frances Vraetz Rochelle Ills Mrs Isadora Davis 528 Prospect Ave Lima BROWN LEGHORN EGGS I have pure bred Rose Comb Brown eghorn Kggs for sale at 100 per setting of tMRSMcLeansboro Ills No 10 Im p- tlOUISIVILLE rRE ST LOUIS RY DOUBLE DAILY TRAINS nliTwUuIN Louisville and Si Louis Parlor Cars Trains Pullman Sleepers Night Trains Tor rates and further liiformntlon tidiness L J IRWIN r ttV CHOCTAW OKLAHOMA GULF UCombines the Advantages of Eastern ServiceWith the Opportunities of a WESTERN COUNTRY DIRECT LINE Memphis to Little Rock Hot Springs Indian and Oklahoma Territories Texas Col orado New Mexico Arizona Old Mexico and the Pacific Coast WIDE 1PULLMAM 1 J IBLUEGRASS BLADE f Mrs GloszsColumn AAA VVVV vvEDITORIALS BY THE LAITY Tho above Is the heading for a page in the Chicago Tribune and hero Is the contents of the Issuo of April Easter and Its Crowning Miracles by Cardinal Gibbons St Patrick Was Catholic in Full Communion by Rev B P Murray Resurrection In tho Light of Eve lutlon by Rev F P Duffy Dont Meddle in Lovers Quarrels by Helen Oldfleld If this is a sample of the Editor lals by tho laity that the Tribune Is furnishing its readers would like to seo tho page devoted to Editorials by Ministers How In the world the little woman Helen Oldfleld managed- to find a place at the tall end of the august laity above mentioned is a mystery Besides her subject Dont Meddle In Lovers Quarrels Is entire ly out of keeping with the momentu oiis questions of the resurrection anti Easter dny and St Patricks religion Tho affairs of tho heart which per taro to this lifethe happiness of loversthe peacefulness of home the joys of parenthood are but little wavelets when compared with the surging billows of religious discus slon by the trio Gibbons Murray and Duffy The little ladys advice not to meddle In lovers quarrels might well be followed along other lines or changed to read Dont attempt to ex plain the unexplainable or dont at tempt to prove that white Is black HAIR PULLING OVER THE RESURRECTION At the ministers meeting In Chlca go the Doctors of Divinity have bc gan to fall In line with Infidels Last week consternation was created by a denial of thin physical resurrection of Christ and a number of his col leagues supported his position student of Garritt Bible Institute quoted the Bible to support both number of the Reverend gentle men bitterly attacked Dr Poolcy who made the denial saying such a dec laratlon struck at tho foundation of the Christian religion Of course It does Infidels have said so all the time and Paul declares If Christ be not raised then Is your faith vain It behooves these theologians to cling to the resurrection theory for yelldlng that position they loose the whole ground they have occupied dur ing Christian supremacy The old Testament lost Its place long ago as a working guide and to tear the grave clothes from the corpse of the New Testament has been a difficult task for reformers and ol going to be given up by ministers until the last shred Is destroyed But that time draws on apace z+ OLD MAIDS CONVENTION Last week there assembled in Pitts ford New York a remarkable conven tlon I am glad that I have lived to seethe day when it is possible for old maids to meet in convention and not have the fingers of pious fol lowers of St Paul pointed at them in scorn and condemnation Less than years ago such a meeting of old maids for the dis cession of subjects such as Marrlge and Its limltatipns single blessed ness and longevity achievements of single women In art science and lit erature Increase of divorces the ad visability of race propagation and kin dred questions would have been howl ed down by the priesthood whose Iness It has been for 2000 years to keep women In the place assigned to them by St Paul for he says L Tim v will therefore that the younger women marry and bear children guide the house give none occasion to speak reproachfully for some are already turned aside after Satan We see very plainly who first defin ed womans sphere Earlier In this same chapter this old curmudgeon says of widows Let not a widow be taken Into number under three score years old having been the wife of one man Well reported of for good works if she have brought up children if she have washed the saints feet if she have relieved the afflicted If she have diligently followed every good work Hut the younger widows re fuse for when they havo begun to Iwnx wanton against Christ they marry and withal they learn to be idle wandering about from house to house and not only idle butt tattlers al so anti busy bodies speaking things which they ought not This convention of old maids should have rend these passages of our Christian patron saint to show their repudiation of his mandates but I doubt not that some of the good sis ters still cling to tho Bible and mis takenly Imagine it to havo been the means through which they have been emancipated from the thralldom of tradition Report does not state whether these women wore decked a la mode Pauline that Is to say In modest parel with shamefacedness and so briety not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly array If a wo man have long hair It Is a glory to her for a coveringIstd hues his exclamations of disap proval at the selfreliance women have gained during the past two do caries and their supreme disregard for the rules ho laid down for them in the time when mans will was law Three cheers for these spinsters In thus standing alone they over throw tho Christian Idea of dependence nTHE FALL OF MEN Dr Newell Dwight IIIllls speaking of the period of wild oats sowing says r 11 am told that there Is scarcely twentyono years old who has- not fallen This Is certainly a statement that ought to open the eyes of the follow ers of our lauded Christian system ter 2000 years of Its moral teaching Can ministers stand in tho pulpits and proclaim that without Christian ty wo would not know what morali ty they do tell us that very thing Dr Hlllls continues When was of youth I knew not vice never had temptation presented to me entered the ministry without knowing vice without having been tempted lIe does not state whether tempta tlon has assailed him since but he springs tho old plattltude In this wise There is one pathway that leadscto peace That Is the pathway In whJbh the feet of Jesus walked the pathway of obedience to law of meekness selfsacrifice of love and sympathy where men are helped up and not pushed down Now this gives me a great disgust Jesus and obedience to the law are at the opposite poles What was he crucified for but disobedience to the law And while he Is represented as having been meek he persistently went about the business of stirring up dissensions among the people To talk about following in the footsteps of Jesus as a means of overcoming temptation along the line of the vice deplored by Christians is preposter ous Jesus was constantly associated with women and whether lie yellded to temptations or riot was entirely de physicalsupposed that he was different from ordinary mortals but as we have no way of proving his yielding or un yielding we are constantly regaled on supposition and told to follow his footsteps The race would have been extinct had such advice been followed to the letter Bosh Tho man with so little of the milk of human kind ness that he is beyond temptation or the ones who have been shielded front temptation by stronger personal Itles are never going to be the saviors of the race But the ones who have gone to the gates of hell and returned unscathed by tine contact and thereby had their hearts melted with sym pathy for the bound victims of the llcenslous and demoralizing habits foisted upon Christendom by her vII lainous priesthood and knowledge of which methods are prohibited to the peoplo by church and State These m nthe generous broad minded men who are helping the victims of temp tatlon to rise and stand erect Instead of pointing them io the throne of grace these men are the saviors of the race +MINISTERIAL MENDICANTS A friend sends a clipping from the Kansas City World In which are cent editorial tearfully laments the condition of aged Methodlst clergymen and refers to a conference which sought to make provision for them by a system of pensions The writer states It Is a movement that must appeal to universal sympathy- It is invariably the case that when religiously inclined or wire pulling writers grind out an editorial for a purpose they plunge Into the emotional Instead of the sensible To say that a movement to pension Method 1st ministers must appeal to unlver sal sympathy Is drawing a pretty long bow Universal is a big word and has a big meaning We Americans are only a few of the people of tho universe and It can hardly be expect ed that the other millions of heath ens and pagans would be interested In the pay of Methodist preachers To have sail national sympathy would have overdrawn It for only one sev enth of our population are Methodists and oven all of these are not In favor of pensioning their pastors In this editorial tho laudation of the work and ability of tire ministers so feelingly expressed that one Is Inclined to the belief that a minister guided the pen We are told that A more patient faithful persevering and at the same time underpaid class of Intelligent capable men could hardly ho found Assertion seems to do duty here Instead of fact How about our great army of teachers in the public schools whose pay does not begin to average with that of ministers and they re ceive no perquisites nor does tho public pander to them They work live days in the school room and two days out of it Their patience far Surpasses the pastors and they are teaching to the children useful facts while ministers teach a demoralizing dogma that by the death of Christ tho believers secure salvation I have never yet known a minister to receive a salary of less than and that Is far below the average for many city pastors receiVe seven to ten thous and dollars a year and the big bish ops go higher yet have not tho list of Methodist salaries but the En glish church pays tho Bishops of Lon don 50000 a year and the Archbishop of Canterbury receives the magni ficent sum of 75000 a year and per ijulsltes and a number of Catholic dignitaries receive similar salaries If tho men arc not getting their share the Lord ought to prevail on tho Bishops who havo earthly goods and rich wives to sell their posses aesions and glvo them to the poor as tho young man In the scriptures was advised to do How many of the laboring masses who Instead of working ono day In the week as the minister does tolls seven days of from 10 to 16 hours each for an average of three to four hundred dollars a year as was shown during tho recent strike Do we hear tho ministers demanding from tho pulpit that such workingmen ar 4 should bo pensioned Socialism de Clares for old age pensions but the great body of ministers aro oppose to Socialism Why Because capital- Ists wish to preserve a system which teaches that the wrong of exploltat ing our fellow men can be obliterate- through the atoning blood of Christ sweaItories many of whom earn less a dollar a week No They are too busy saving souls front n future hell to waste tlmo In releasing the earth victims from a present pergatory tthey sanctimoniously consent to allow the great dallies of tho country to hog for them They ought to Indlg nantly repudiate such gratuitous ad vertlsing refuse a pension the masses who work twice as hard are so notoriously plundered The editorial continues It costs him much privation selfdenial sacrifice even in his active years and when old ago comes he must pay in want and suffering One might Imagine from this that tho choice of a ministerial career wa not his own but forced upon him and that he was compelled to In the Lords vineyard We are quit familiar with tho stock phrase of the capitalist to his workers when wages are reduced If you dont like It ge out The minister has the same prlv elge Men of God have become so customed to getting something fo nothing that they not only expect It but consider It their right that the public support them In Idleness an educate their families I have jus read of a Bishop named Sheepshank who has seventeen children the old est 32 and the youngest No won der such men as these need pensions It would seem that the pastorlal al tivity wo hear so much about mus necessarily have been curtailed In this case If a man either a doctor divinity or a ditch digger be Idioti- enough to bring children Into tworld with no provision for thel support he ought not to expect tho people to contribute of their hard earned substance for such a purpose Ministers with any intellectuality have more opportunities to earn money outside of their salary than al most any other class They write books and magazine articles which are salable when a better product from the laity would not pass They tore constantly being called to lecture they receive funeral trod marriage fees their advertising and railroad rates are half fare and they ro treat ed with courtesy oven reverence by tho common people If they cannot prepare for a rainy day as well as the laboring men It Is time for them to themselves to tho harvest fields and do a little producing Instead of consuming or to the mining districts where there are fewer loud amens and more labor or to the lumber camps whero there is less piety and more pure air less speculation and more sweat or to the crowded slums where there aro fewer sermons and moresympathy The Methodist church Is expending 20000000 annually in various channels and still tho ministers are unpro vided for Of the recent stupenduous sum of twenty millions thank offering 604000 went Into a fund for worn out ministers though that Is but a drop In the bucket but a few more lifts like the Methodist book concern steal would swell the amount A report from Chicago says there aro 10000 homeless men there no one hears of pensions being offered them Dr Engleman says referring to the distressing conditions for children In that city In 1002 the total deaths of children were 5044 under one year old and 2445 from one to five years oldThink of Itl And yet wo call for funds to pension a few worn out preachers It Is farther stated that 6000 cases of contagious diseases In children were excluded from the schools and that there are but 210 beds for children In the 46 general hospitals and they refuse contagious diseases Bnt are ministers thunder Ing forth from their pulpits the neces sity for assistance in this direction No the newspapers and womens clubs are prosecuting the work but when it Is well under way and suc cess assured tine conferences will In dorse and claim the work as a pro duct of the humano spirit of Christi anity We are reminded that though we may overwork and underfeed the ministers that it is not respectable to turn an old horse out on tho public road to die No It Is not right to turn an old horse out on tho public road to die but our efforts should be to relieve the condition of all horses not to the particular class of ministerial hoses How many of tho great inventors and authors and song singers have been turned out upon the public road to die But who has heard of a con certed movement to provide pensions for these benefactors of the race When worn out ministers are un provided for they ate but the victims of tho system they have promulgated It they expect justice to be meted out to them they must espouse a system which stands for justice for all stead of salvation and privilege for a few that declares for peace and unity Instead of slavery and conquest what teaches common brotherhood of men on earth instead of love for a merci less monster in the skies as is done In Christian doctrine The sooner we outgrow the Idea that ministers are a special creation and called of God to do his work the sooner will men gain self reliance and approach toward the lineal of truth and justice HARRIET M CLOSZ Webster City Iowa- CONVENT CRUELTIES Is tho title of a pamphlet by a mer monk Besides the introduction tho pamphlet discusses How Girls Become tho Brides of Christ A Peep Into tine Convent Tho Con vent Horror Taking the Veil etc Its tales aro thrilling For a sample copy send 10 cents In silver to HENRY SULLIVAN 209 W Madison St Chicago Ills t lr f4 Dr Barnes Discusses Anarcht y wouldtmennso a ter from a Kentucky Brother solicit hetmore was a greater variety of subjects discussed Now my sentiments andi feelings are as antagonistic to tho church as 0any ones but thorn are others ability far surpasses mine es pecially In the line of especial nn tagonlsm to the chruch It would an arrogant superfluity so ably han Bled by Mrs Closz Mrs Henry C C Moore Dr Wilson and others er one to his or her specialty So otology or political economy Is my sosmany subjects Infidelity to the Bible and sociologyechurch has had a great deal to do totwo men In a subjective state To show Imporramong Freethinkers Illustrates the close re lationship between Infidelity and so thetthen In Its place may seem futile but there Is sure to grow up something better to take Its place Nature ab hors n vacuum Man as a social be freedtsuperstition and Its concometents opcmorerIn the discussion of the rights of men women and children It Is not necessary to discuss them separately for one principle applies to all True women and children have fewer prlv lieges than men but they all have the same rights One man has as many rights as all other men Might sex or age does not make right nor rights One man may be right and all the world beside wrong The declaration of the principles and objects of the N L P are the grandest over couched In words on one page of a party platform yet they are a few words In It if carried out would render all the remainder superfluous Viz We resist all class privileges of whatsoever character and assure equal rights and liberty to allIr and children tad the same privileges that men now have they would still be privileged for all men are privileged by an Intangible something called government No nine cap fully exercise his rights He Is subject to government to som stiperir person In power And the person In power Is subject to the laws that dome other party made hope the publisher and my readers will tolerate my radical reasonings for If I cant be radical In the din cession of any subject cannot dis cuss it at Probably some will regard the dif ficulty Inseparable from individual ownership of himself as caused by pushing to excess a doctrine applicable only within rational limits This Is a very favorable style of thinking with some There are people who hate anything In tine shape of exact conclusions According to such the right is never In either extreme but always half way between the ex tremes They are constantly trying to reconcile YES and NO Ifs and buts and excepts are their delight They have so great a faith in the judicious man that they would scarcely believe an oracle If It uttered a full length principle Were you to inquire of them whether the earth turns on its axis from East to West or from West to East might al most expect the reply A little ol both or Not exactly either It doubtful whether they would assent to tho axiom that the whole is great er than its part without making some qualification They have a pas sloe for compromises To meet their taste truth must always be spiced with a little error They cannot c of a pure definite entire and unlimited law And hence In dls ciissions like the present they are constantly petitioning for limitations always wishing to abate and modify and moderate ever protesting against doctrines being pushed to their ultimate consequences But it behooves such to recollect that ethical truth Is as exact and as peremptory as physical truth and In this matter of individual rights the verdict of morality must be distinctly yea or nay Either men women and children have equal rights or they Imvo not There Is no medium We must choose one of the two positions There can be no half and half opinion In the nature of things the fact must bo either one way or the other In the above quotation have para phrased Herbert Spencer In his ninth chapter of Social Statics on Right to tho Land and substituted mans general rights for mans right to the land flue lesson that It Imparts Is that we must not be afraid of pushing a principle to Its ultimate consequences and that wo cannot evade or violate the moral law with Impunity any more than ecan a physical law Nearly all the misery In the world Is the result of the violation of the moral law and as Spencer proves in his Social Statics equal freedom Is the acme of the moral law It Is the base and principle of It How the church and the State twin sup erstitions violate the law of equal freedom by their authoritative edicts any one may see by observation Thf church tells us what to believe mid the State what wo shall do or not do Tho church and the State are both unscientific There are no two churches alike and no two States alllcb There can neither boa Science t of religion nor of government The entpericalIfwith all the experience of tho race It would ere this have been discover ed But on tho contrary we see ai evolution towards the elimination bf both As one wanes the other weakens What are they both hut a glomeration of the opinions of the strong put Into action Does numbers mayknowman may he right and all others wrong As said In a previous letter have a right to do right think have the right to do right but am sometimes prohibited by might The State Is tho mlghtest thing In the world It is mightier than nature It says to nature which call God you are not as wise as I am yon do not have laws enough your judgment Is bad your penalties for vie lated laws are not severe enough will supplement ycur government your laws with my laws and pen mylawsing men both as to your laws and my laws only my laws havo not penalties severe enough in the lynch ers opinion Just as your laws have not penalties severe enough In my State itself Is only a larger mob than a lynching party Judge not that ye be not Judged Whatsoever measure ye meet It shall be measured to your again Like be gets like Violence begets violence Forco begets resisting force Murder begets murder The psychic effect of war the foundation of government Is to heget private murder For the State to tax me to support churches and chaplains for which have no use is on a par with taxing me to support wars and courts for which have no use If men want to go to war if they want officers over seers let them put their hand In their pockets and pay for them and not rol me for it When have not paid the tax the State demanded for that pro tection which did not want it has robbed me when have asserted the liberty It presumed to declare It has Imprisoned me pay my taxes un del protest have lived a pure an archistic life over sixty years never exercised force much less violent force against any one never ran for office nor went to law never command nor obey except when forced by government Tire words command and obedience were obso lete terms In our family never fear ed anything but government I never owned nor killed anything with a gun In my life know that people can live as well without government as without religion for I have tried both notwithstanding the oppressing environments both create am re spected by all who know me for gle no attention to others affairs but attend to my own business like a true anarchist am not my brothers keeper like Cain was and governmen alists are- Whatever freedom for ourselves we We wish all others to enjoy tho same claim In simple womanhoods and man hoods name freedom within one law of sacred might Trench not on any others equal right In my next I will give reasons for n fuller freedom J C BARNES Hindsboro Il- lsGreat Edition Send In Your Orders In Advance For Extra Papers Please Tire edition of 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a private nature which were looted t upon incurable that he la now considered far nod near as the most reliable trust spcctantyEdifrrAntrrtcan Dr Fellows has for a number of years held an enviable reputation In f the medical line and has made a specialty of a number of diseases thereby becoming familiar with them and enabling him to treat them suc cessfully He Is wellknown as a pro nounced advocate In all lines of free profesalon Ui3VREUNIONeNEW THE QUEEN CRESCENT ronte hns made a special Low Rate for tho benefit of the Veterans and their fri nds who anticipate attending this mcothijr Tickets will bo on sale May 1C21 19ii Privilege of extension until Jure 15th Ask your nearest Ticket Agent for particulars or write W RINEARSON P Cincinnati Ohio TrE BEST LINE r J 5If 0 tGi oInJinnaholisN Louissille 1f I yBLUEGLASS BLADE I Moral Man h The moral man Is the last and the highest product of evolution alld sooner or later he Is destined to rille the earth and convert It Into an for the human race Ho Unows that love Is the only real religion and that happiness Is the on ly good ho Inflicts no pain no ttrlf nor discord He hates hypocrisy seeks the good of all he speaks tht truth and pays his debts he does nt parade his virtues for the praise of men Ho knows that his duties and his obligations are cosmopolitan he renl Izes that no people on the surface d the earth are so remote from him whose happiness and welfare ore Iwt bound up with his he knows that thl hopes and the fears the joys and the sorrows of all the Inhabitants cf thE earth are indlssulubly knit tog thlr he knows that none can suffer wrong without all sharing In that wrong he knows that none can feel the dllIght ful thills of Joy without all sharing In that joy he knows that those whu grow better cannot make him miserable he knows that the world cannot grow wiser and make him more Ignorant his sympathies arc universal and coextensive with the moral man Is certain that as long as man continues to hate and kill his brother man that we are noth- Ing more and nothing less than w11 dressed barbarians and he rends with sadness and sorrow the advice of chief exectlve that American cltl zons should always he ready and al kinays anxious to light The moral man freedom of thought and In courages liberty of speech He dON right from a sense of honor and love of justice lie searches after truth regardless of all oppositir knowing truth alone can make us hall py and make us free lie Is wllllnl and anxious to sow good seed In till world and let others reap the harvest Ho knows that every man and eve r woman differs from him in lIIan ways and because of this he is lIeI fectly tolerant of all and has no qual rel with his fellow man on account of race color nationality or religion difference of belief He is true to himself and maCf his outer life exactly correspond the Inner man he knows that en lightened reason is the highest thl best and the only safe guide in life and because of this he seeks light on every subject that has any bearing i the happiness of the human race He knows and deeply feels thaI morality Is the law of the perfect man he knows that morality recog nlzes nothing but happy relatlonp among men and that whoever turbs these relations is Immoral ntlll he protests against every infractli of the moral law aoThe moral man constantly seeks tc promote harmony and cooperatlt among all his fellow men The intel T llgeitP nttjrsVman wgrn tAhl n of morality is sensllJity 1fonndatl every sentiment being II1 sacred rights that he dare not In fringe and because of this he Is eel ready to protect the birds of the ail r and the beasts of the field from crnel ly and he Is filled with sadness and sorrow when he reads that the Pres Ident of our great Republic is stantly encouraging the practice fsavage and wanton cruelty to ani The moral man has no desires consistent with the happiness of any human being he knows tnat life Incomplete without a home and hen he marries lint Is very careful It the selection of his life partner h knows that the hearthstone the fir Iside Is the source and center of near t ly all the joys of life and bec- auserthis he marries the woman that he loves He will not marry for weatll for place for power for position fer title for social prestige nor flo11 any motive except to found a happy e home and fill it with the sweet frl of love He will not man fgrance of the consumptive the insane the scrofulous the sypliilitl or the criminal father and mother bp cause ho knows that the inexorabl law of heredity would destroy the hopes and the happiness of the chi 1 dren and Increase the sorrows and the suffering of his fellow man Ho knows that his own welfare and the welfare of his children are insej arable and hecause of this he mal rios a woman sound in body sound morals and sound in mind The Inte ligent moral man knows that no lIIan can be perfectly free until men arc free and hence he works for the free dom of all he knows that no man an be perfectly happy until all men ar happy and hence he works for tin happiness of all The intelligent moral man has n desire to accumulate lands and good and money beyond what Is necessary to satisfy all the legitimate wants of mind and body Food and raiment anti shelter for the hotly and leisure for the study of Nature and the enjoy mont of association with his fellow nisi cover all the wants and deslm of tho moral man lie knows that true manhood and womanhood are tht f only badges of honor and thin only conditions of happiness and thin wealth can never become a tutu standard or respectability or a worth Ideal in life The moral man knows that if he possesses more earthly goods than he needs that some of Mt follow men will be compelled to suf for from want afl privation Thu Intelligent moral man known that our wives our mothers our sis daughters ought to be at tors and our free as their brother man and he until man will never cease his efforts is completely emancipated fro cruel disabilities that have linen Imposed upon her through the long ages of the dreary past the dothatThe moral Ulan knows mestic social and political restrlc tions which have so long narrowed the sphere of woman when removed new impulse to tho march will glvo a of civilization and will mark a now epoch in tho history of the world bo causo ho knows that justice and lib erty are the essential conditions thatj j The Lord Making Eve umerlie the happiness of the human the moral man happens to be th unfortunate son of parents who are scrofulous Insane sypholitlc or con sumptlve he will never marry he cause he knows that the Inexorable law of heredity will visit upon his children an awful burden of pain and sorrow and he shudders at the very thought of bringing unhappy children into the world lie knows that every child has the right to be well horn and that It would be criminal in him to transmit Pandoras box to his posterity he keenly recognizes that the whole world Is his country and that all mnnlty are his brethren and that the rrcllco of goodness and kindness Is lie only true and rational religion The moral man has no ambition to lain places of power but he has a constant desire to exercise the Jlow r of love in nil the relations of life lie seeks not to exalt himself aboe ithers but Is always a willing ser ant for his fellowman he has no oo for titles and he calls no man ord nor king nor pope because ho mows that these are a curse to tho world he uncovers his head and ils lumens touch the ground in the in sence of the pure man and the lojlo woman He knows that pure men and noble women are the salt of ho earth and the only hope for the jetcrment of the human race The moral man has no fear of the Jailor eys the policemans club or the jangsmans rope he does not fear invisible power that rules the acrid for he is keenly conscious that i llfo of goodness must be in har iiiony with the Infinite and Eterni 2ouse he has no fear of anything ex Sept the fear of inlllctlng pain and ing wrong The moral man icnows that self control Is the hfghest virtue and that lominlon over his fellow man Is the basest crime and that It has filled U arth with gloom anti sorrow he mows that the love of des rots the feeling of lovesand that Ircams of dominion and empire canI never flourish in tim heart of rood and the great and because cf Ms he never bows to the mighty ncr asks the weak to bend the knee to the vocabulary of the moral man there are no such words as master ind slave because these are hove tins of crime and destroy the peace rod happiness of man Intelllger mural man lumens that he is a duct of the earth and that he must return to the earth and that he expends his time his money and his energy In beautifying and adorning It mad to make It a happy homo for iiin self nail his fellow man The moral man does not reserve Ills tlOWH5 for funeral callons liu he strews them along the pathway of th9 living for he knows that when life Is extinct sweetest fragrant of the sweetest lowers arouse nf emotions of pleasure in the pulseles wart moral man is at peace with himself and with all that lives and he decalogue of the Hebrews he adds two commandments thou shaH not unsheath the sword and go to ivar except in self thou steal lOt persecute thy fellow man for pinions sake The religion of the moral man Is mtlrely free from theology and lilt viTship consists of devotion to tht trinclples of love and justice for the ipliftlng of humanity lie knows hat tho highest possible spirituality is an exalted Ideal of manhood and manhood and a constant effort to reach it rime intelligent moral man knows hat tho very rich and tho very poor lIe the scum and the dregs of society Il1d a curse to the human race and cause of this he exercises his best ndeavors to weed out these vicious lements and replace them with the idustrlous mural the virtuous lnd good The Intelligent moral man knows that tho wreak have as many rights u the strong that children have as man rights as adults and that wo lave as many rights as mend because of this he spends his life In defending the rights of all He Imows that rights do not depend tgo or sex or nationality or color The Intelligent moral man knows that there can be no excuse or pa- rdn or justification for taking the life of any plant or tree or animal man except it ho necessary to mote happiness of human aco and hecause of this he teaches and practices kindness to everything that lives intelligent moral man mows that the new world of science ht rr mGi In which we are now living Is far het tel that the old world of theology In which our fathers lived and because of this he constantly labors to breal tho chains of bondage transmitted ns from the brutal and benighted knows that we live In a natllral world and he Is ever seeking to dlssl pate the evil delusion that we aro living In a supernatural world He knows that the world was natural produced and he knows that all llgions are the products of Evolutio and because of this he treats with the same impartial Justice the Jew 110 liammexlan the Buddhist the Chris tlan the Spiritualist and the Mormp for he knows that goodness and mol are not In the selfish degree de pentlent upon any system of supernatural religion The Intelligent moral man l11os that enlightened reason is the on reliable oracle and he does good ancl acts right not because It has been commanded but because It brings Jc and gladness to himself and his low man The moral man mows that his morality will bring him no applause nor pecuniary reward In the present evil state of society bllthls sense of duty compels him to be hon est with himself and his fellow man for he knows that In the long run others will reap the reward of his right doing The Intelligent moral man basno fear of a I1naU1 111ent day because each day of his Ufo ho lives In strIct accord with the Infinite and Eternal Cause The moral man is compelle by the study of phenomena constant occurring around him to conclude that he can not altar or change the course of events by prayer or by the sacrifice of oxen lambs or doves or by any other device and because of this he Is ever striving to enllghte his fellow men and teach them that the absolute Is eternal and unchaiii eabls The intelligent moral man know that the great mass of humanity are hard to raise to a higher level but he never ceases his efforts because ho is certain that the universal Jaw of Evolution will aid him in his worl and finally bring all men Into reli dons of peace and happiness The Intelligent moral man longs to see the day when the press and the pulpit of America will teach tho science of morality instead of the mysteries of religion and thus hasten the day when the Goddess peace will spread her white wings over the earth and fill the world with joy and gladness The intelligent moral man waste no time nor energy In combating a theological devil but ho is constantl motive In lighting the devil of greei and lust and selfishness and war which for ages have made a hell on earth and destroyed the peace and happiness of the human race Tin norm man knows that the fulfillmen of his promises to his brother mat and the discharge of his obligation to the very day is the foundation of gcod order and progress in society and because of this he Is as falthfu is the law of gravitation or the rls ing and the setting of the sun The ntelllgent moral man knows that m human being has any knowledge of a future state of personal existence In snows that there is no key that wit lit the lock of the future he knows that the door is barred and locked knows that the will has never been lifted he knows that no denizen an invisible world has ever visited the earthly home of man anti hccdiisc of this he deeply deplores the existence of a priesthood whose only oince insists in the propagation of grouna less hopes and baseless fears for the ntelligent moral man Is positively certain that when a dog a horse ox or a man is cremated or deqom posed in the grave that their personal y is forever lost and because of this he Is ever striving to Impresa upon his fellow man the folly of wasting his time his money and his energy In the employment of ambassadors to plrod for him In the court of another world The moral man seeks to Jrlve the fear of death from tho earth and to teach his fellow man lhat living dead ho Is forever in the embrace tho Infinite and Internal Cause The Intelligent moral nigh knows thnt out of chaos has come the mos am he knows ilia Evolution IIlst produced the savage and rell- Ilous man and that they reddened the rivers of the earth with blood lie also knows that millions of ages- had to elapse before the moral man- could bo produced in the natural del of events but Nature having at i liir last evolved the moral man he skiers It his sacred duty to wor with her anti hasten the day when this highest type of man will overspread the earth and till tho river of life with joy and gladness- T J HOWL13S M D Muncie tndi- anaSAVE THE- CHURCH APPEAL OF PRESIDING ELDER KETCHAMNEW DOCTRINE NEEDED Thou who lightest the lamps of glory save the Methodist church from freezing out were the closing words of a stirring address by Presiding EI der Heber D Ketcham of Dayton Dls trict before the Methodist Preachers Association Monday He said that as a bicentennial of lain Wesleys birth the Mothodlst church needed a new statement of doctrines Some creeds he added should never have been born ers should have died the day of their birth the Methodist creed has In part outlived Its meaning it saors lot time antique In a perfect creed all must be In harmony with reason We kayo heard of hell freezing over and have been cognizant of the fact that its temperature lies fallen greatly of late years and that Its freezing over Is not among the probabilities but wo never dreamed that Methodist church the ch1l1ch of caloric clergymen and torrid trines would ever be in danger of freezing out But Rev Ketchui who isnt Ketchinem as fast as they run away says this cheerful church is In danger of freezing out and be ought to know Lordy Lord It used to be that this church was mighty to save now the cry is save the church Shovel In the brimstone chuck up the furnace pour in the oil turn on the gas for sine has an Artie chill and is in dan of congealing Not enough whoop la guess no more mourners bench no more bawl Ing no more Jesus schreechlng no more trances no more epilepsy more ghost dances no more roof rals lag no more sulphur works no won der shes freezln out Let h6r friz J B W THE BLADE CLUB The Blade Club U growing beyond expectations We are now a goodly com pan representing twenty State and as the held Is white for the hal let tho club now begin to do icmo practical work Let the memo jers extend greetings by correspoi ilence and exchange of literature If ach day the members will make It a rule to get some thought abroad In the world either by conversation or jy dissemination of literature the club will soon see the fruit of Its work There Is a bond between all lersdns who desire better condition and mental liberty and this bon mould bo strengthened by correspondence It Is a mental stimulus to come In intact with thinking minds It broadens the ideas and males ns more anx to help our fellows out of their mental slavery members of tin made Club by sending short on moral conditions outrages justice and comments on articlesI their local papers can do irk If preac ers make In their pulpits that are at variance truth reason and common sense sk for an explanation of the same In a courteous manner through your cal paper and any case of note re POIl it to the Blade If gross acts of injustice are dune In our courts or hi tho domestic system write your protest It may not right wrong but every word spoken for truth and justlco has its effect Select the mom bels of the club you wish to correspond with and send your greeting them Exchange ideas and literature and we will thus lay a foundation for practical work Every human being noeds 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