You have found an item located in the Kentuckiana Digital Library.
Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.): n. Sunday, May 10, 1903. Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.). 400dpi TIFF G4 page images Blade Publishing Co., Lexington, Kentucky 1903 blu1903051001 These pages may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.): n. Sunday, May 10, 1903. Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.). Blade Publishing Co., Lexington, Kentucky 1903 $IMLS This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognitio n (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has be en done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Librar ies Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. v- a i J I tlI1OIA TDE GRASS BLADEt IBD2lID BY A HEATHEN IN TILE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAt 7V i1 VOL XII NO 12 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY MAY 10 E M 303 100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year JlOO Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Make all Money Orders Drafts aud- Express Orders payable to the- Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky fWhen you change your address ad vise this oOlco giving your old as cwell as the new address t When you send your subscription say you are a new or old sub 1whether slip on the paper will of subscription and serve as a receipt as the date changes i Was soon as the subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication are enot discontinued at expiration unles- sa1MlttltsaubsgrjberThe j coims invariably hold a responsible to the publisher for the Jnibscrlptlon price of all capers re the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered dlscon of publication 161 East ThIrd street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexlng ton Ky as Second Class Mall MatterVi all communications to JLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 DAMNED STUFF CALLED ITHE 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 crime Ail 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 glng 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 t not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGrlItIn Is this gdv ernment founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absoluteGarfie- ldCOLLEGEofMEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material 7EEP MODERATE Fall term opens in September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSIER MDSicy B4BH47 Ashland Ave CI1IlIe III ARCHBISHOPMONTGOMERY LECTURE ON WHAT TO READ AND WHAT NOT TO READ Archbishop Montgomery of the cese of California recently uelivered a lecture at the Alhambra Theatre Sat Francisco taking for his subject What we ought to read and the con verese What we ought iOT to read It seems amazing in this land or printing presses and public education that one man or set of men should set themselves up as the literary sors of the people The Archbishop puts his subject this way What WE ought to read and what WE ought not to read One would think that this prelate had a literary censor dlc tatlng to him just as he dictates to the laity as to what reading matter Is proper or Improper to read Since he knows so much of realistic and scientific literature it Is natural to conclude that he has read all the thers he so severely condemns there by claiming privileges that be denIes to other men and women The people In general pay no attention whatever to such a lecture but go right on reading what they please without asking of even an Archbishop by your leave will read this or lectures ar necessary to keep the faithful In subjection to their erary censors There are two classes of the Catholic laity that will strictly follow the Archbishops directions about what they shall NOT read The first class are those who CANNOT read and the second class arc those who DO NOT read and these two classes constitute the rank and file of the adherents to that faith The few educated Catholics read the dead lau cuages of dead generations and theIr clerIcal censors who sweep the range of human thought know it would be fatal to the system that has always been maintained through Ignorance fear and proscription to turn on the light either through scientific or realistic literature The conclusion to be drawn from this Archbishops lecture- Is that all nonCatholic literature should be on the prohibited list for Catholic hooks alone will Improve the intellectual and moral well bejjat tnan woman not counte f To prevent any freedom of thought beyond that allowed by the Catholic church there Is a catalogue of books forbidden to be read by Roman Catholics entitled The Index Expur atorlus It was first compiled by the Inquisitors then approved by the Council of Trent then confirmed by bull of Clement VIII in 1595 ThIs Index with Its great Latin title will bring the average devotee to his knees as an edict in Latin to the Irish German Austrian French o English Catholic Is as affective as hull from the Pope Here are a few of the books In the Index that must NOT be read by Catholics They are added to from time to time so no wonder the church of Rome has l1ust on Youth and morality Tho books of Luther Calvin and ulngllus the translation of the Old Testament by JunIus translation New Testament by Beza The dex says It Is a very dangerous thIng to permit the Bible In the gar tongue even a Catholic translation to be read without license In writing from the bishop or with the advice of tho readers confessor Rule of the Index says Let no books of controversy in the vulgar tongue he suffered abroad Rule says All books wheresoever written though Catholic and by Catholic au thors are prohibited until they be rected If they contain anything whici Is not fit for all mens reading The newly published list of prohibited boobs In the Papal Index contains 287 royal quarto pages So we may easily Imagine the difficulty that presents Itself to the Roman Catholics who CAN read In the selection their reading matter Amongst other prohibited books in the Index are- the Psalms of David Ovids Art Iove Dantes Divine Comedy Balzac Darwin Descartes Hume Mante gazza Renan Savonarola Spinoza vedenburg Voltaire George Sand Victor Hugo Dumas Dollinger Strauss Kant Frederick the Great lieino Paine and Boccaccio These are but a few authors from n list that fills 278 pages whose works Catholics are forbidden to read Writers of each generation are- placed on the list Coming up today- Zola Is placed on the black list MarIe Correlll Is not on It site should he The following will show how Lew allaces Ben Hur is passing mus- tel with Leo XIII BEN HUR IS APROVCD Rome April 0 Cardinal Ramopl la has written officially to Profesor Salvadorl of the Popes honorary aplalns who recently published italian version of General Lew Wal- lacos novel Ben Hur saying that- his holiness has evinced special pleas- me upon receiving the presentation copy of the work Tho Popes plOval is of especial Interest In view of the fact that lieu liar has hither to been excluded from many Roman Catholic libraries Vo searched In vain In tho Index to find the prohlbtlon against Mother h Goose and Pecks Hall Boy The clerical censors in thtlr anxiety to prohibit Catholics from rending Dar win Huxley Tyndall and Spencer overlooked these two dangerous works The works of scientists can be as easily understood by the mass of the Catholic laity as a Latin ritual chanted by an Irish priest It is a travesty for even an Archbishop to boast of Catholic education when every great In the realm of thought Is under the ban When the Archbishop In his lecture condemned Spencer Ilux ley Darwin and Tyndall and nounced them dangerous hecause they are so subtle did ho speak from the standpoint of a slanderer or a school boy Which Either dllem ma In the case of an Archbishop of an Inerrant church Is unpardonable The basic policy of the Catholic Church is founded on the Gregorian edict Ignorance is the mother of devotion The human mind must not be enlightened by Independent thought robust reasoning and fear less Investigation hut It must be en slaved and tortured on the rock of r The feelings must uo aroused and the imagination overawed by the peals of the deep toned organ and the grandeur of Cathedrals The prelate severely condemned the works of Zola the Realist Now the truth is writers of all schools but reflect the mental and moral conditions of the age in which they live Zolas books only expose the immorality that Is eating out tne heart of Christian civilization If the church Is what it claims to be the censor of morals surely it has failed signally In Its work as realists like Zola only throw a search light on the moral drainage and social sewerage that aro undermining the Christian SS tern Books of any class are not cur rupt They can only represent the corruption In society Some one ought to expose these terrible conditions if the human race Is ever to be elevated and as the clergy who claIm to be moral censors conceal the facts the realist tells the truth The Archbishop In speaking of the press said No man has higher gard for the press than have but the press is not doing half the It ought to do do not say the press Is venal It Is not Nevertheless the press is a thing that has to be run on business principles Did the Archbishop think of the remarkable parallel between the presS and the priesthood that both are run on strictly busIness print CnhItrnu 1lf nmm hIs lecture Tie Ideal devotee Is the person whose time is spent in getting hold of the circulating medium a large percentage of which Is cast Into the church treasury counting beads making genuflexions and worshipIng saints In other words the church Is run on strictly business prlnc plea It seems a waste of time and vitality to talk about what Catholics mar or may not read as the strug glo for existence keeping up the church that Is run on strictly bus ness principles and religious duties leaves no time for the Catholic mind to be contaminated by realistic or scIentific literature which the Arch bishop says Is both subtle and than gerousrRealistic literature merely turns the Xrays on actual conditions It could not be produced unless the realism in human society furnished the subjects and the data to the realist who paints actual conditions- In letters of fire and blood The real 1st Is a product of and gets In his artistic work In Catholic countries The Archbishop said In his lecture that It Is only the Catholic Church that gives us mho true Idea of man The true idea of man under the teachIng of the church Is sufficiently npressed upon the pages of hlstor andnleds no comment here and the realists of France and Italy are ly putting on the shades and hIgh- lights The Catholic idea of man was completely rounded oit- in the character of Pope Innocent HI founder of the quisition who gave the sanction of Papal infallibility to the dogma that The end justifies the means The scIence of the Catholic Church it clearly elucidated In a sermon delivered lu Archbishop Montgomerys cese on April 9th by Father Peter E Yorlw who said God desires to bo near to man It may seem strange that the being of whom the world is but as a drop of water should so condescend yet so It Is Since the day He took dust and with a little spittle mixed It up lu His hand and formed Adam has loved man There is nothing subtle or gerous in this scientific teaching the Catholic Church It really seems unkind to criticise intellection near the border line of Idiocy The press pronounced Archbishop ontgomerys lecture a masterly Ihess The keynote of it was We were not created for this world only but chiefly and mainly for the world to come The prelate prescribed coarse of reading that would land us In this world to come All that said must be absolutely TRUE as this lecture was given under the auspices of the Catholic Truth Society It may revolutionize the reading the American people and all scion tlflc and realistic literature may come dead stock In the book market Writers along these lines will avail- the Influence of the Archbishops turc with anxiety JOSEPHINE K HENRY ROME DECLARES AGAINST SCIENTIFIC BpOKS AND REALISTIC NOVELS By Harriet Closz Ever since the writings anti teach Ings ot the bigoted dictator Paul brought about the founding of the cowardlyfalsifierpolitical reprobate Constantine ThIs Christian Institution has assumed and held control over Its victims It has said to Christiandom Go or come And she obeyed It has saId to armies Invade and slay And millions have perished It has said to proselytes Christianize and the heathens have been debauched It has said to nations Follow me1 and the Inquisition was Instituted It has kald to fanatics Massacre and heretics have suffered death It has sail to Monarchs Kneel and princely heads have fallen It has said t4 families Disgorge and property has been confiscated It has said to women Submit and deg radatlon and slavery have been her For 1000 years these priestly decree been enforced by all the physical power of the church al t lied with the fear of excommunIcation and future torment Not only has bodily submission been accomplished but mental subjection has likewIse been enforced It Is not much of a mystery that It was possible durIng the dart ages for the Bishops to burn libraries as it was held that all use ful knowledge was contained In the Bible and therefore geography as rcnomtf geology biology and chron slogyi njust conform with the account- In not much of a mystery vlduring church supremacy that scientific called Irreligious the libraries of Alex andria Tripoli and Cairo of Dresden and ilia lch and Cologne of Mexico and Petit and of the Arabian and Uidalusjan provinces should have peon re aced to ashes It Is not much of a my tery that superstitious laden minds Destroyed astronomical obser vatlons and put to death mathematicians nd chemists and even tried and cclvlcted with much pomp ant rrothesewe nu em ed cent tIes ago when life was considered but reshold- to the REAL existence in future But sInce we have partiallly outgrown the monstrous doctrine of future reward md punishment and succeeded In a measure In establishing a code of Jus flee lounded upon responsibility to our fellows It seeml somewhat out of place for priests to attempt to reoI forge the fetters of Ignorance upon the people of the Twentieth Century Such a course In some of the Europeans provinces where a report states there Is a priest to every five lIES and where 157 holidays are served every year not Including Sundays would not surprise us but to witness the spectacle of an American ArchbIshop rising In a theater In Cal irnla and to listen to the denunciation of the literature of Darwin Hux Iey Spencer and Tyndall is enough to give living scientists and phlloso pliers convulsions of laughter and ought to be calculated to make dead ones turn in their graves with satis faction att the prospect of such re trlctions Inducing a thorough Inves gation of their work Christiandom has maintained its preeminence by force and with that force behind It prIests have occupied their time tell- Ing their dupes what they MUST DO but at this day and age to be told what MUST NOT BE DONE Is overreaching the bounds and Is going to mature the performance of just the- verr thing restricted Archbishop ontgomery is reported as declaring that It is only the Catholic Church that gives us the true Idea of man- that we are created not for this world only but chiefly and mainly for the world to come that if we wish to rive at the end for which we were created we must develop the whole man physical intellectual and moral And yet this priest tells us that In developing the whole man we nreltr accept his Judgment as to what hoops not to read Intellectual and moral Shade of the pagan phlloso phers Zoroaster Buddaha and Confucius We are told to accept the rules of Catholicism as moral Incentives nod the Holy Bible as a mental spirer have already enumerated few of the terrors which resulted front tho enforcements of these very decrees and we respectfully decline to accept the Archbishops method of developing the whole man for the whole man can never be developed until ho Is free to think and speak and act up to his highest Ideals gardless of Popes and priests and tentates and untrammeled by the fear of ostracism here and damnation rchblsho Informs us that do not believe the publication of everything Is good No of course not thence the activity In destroy Ing scientific literature In the past aul which occurs periodically now- and the suppression of objectionable matter by placing It upon the Index ipergatorlus Only two months ago- an Italian town lad a public book burning by the priests Strange that after so many centuries a teaching that only the Catholic Church gives the true Idea of life The people of today could not he trusted to dlscrlm Inate about the heels they wish to read How many more centuries of the true Idea of life will it require for the common people to depensl with priestly middle men No the publication of everything Is not good for the Catholic Church quote again Roosevelt said If you want to kill the trusts publish them That may ijo for trusts t will not do for police courts If an institution Is rotton publicity anti thereby the creation of public opin- Ion against It IIiono of the best methods of insuring Its abolition or finding remedies anti hence the strenuous efforts of the dignitaries of Rome to secure the undisturbed working of the hieracliy and the solute Immunity from publicity If publicity will kill the trusts let us try it on other institutions Let ns delve Into the history of tho dark ages and drag to light the intrigues cf holy men Let us publish to the world the church anti state combinations that have been hidden hlhlnd closed doors Let us expose to the people the monstrous cruelties of the torture chambers of dungeon holes Let us display In letters of lIre the proceedings in confessional and the convent If these superstition shel meted pretenders cannot live under the searchlight of publicity the quicker they are demolished the bet er It will be for the poor long smf feting race the quicker will Justice he realized But will such pttbliclty come while we permit a man or set of men to say what we shall not read The presumption of Archbishop Mon ornery Is as great as Cardinal An onellis declaring The catechism alone is enough for the education of the people How wonderfully this catechism would develop the wholp man would It not He Is following very clcsely Plus IX who said cation outside of the control Roman athollc Church is a damnable well these church dignitaries now that when people begin to hlnk for themselves the heavy nand cf the priesthood is thrown off Indl Iduality is asserted Self respect springs Into life Brotherhood Is veloped through common sympathy Scientific work Is fostered Inventive genius Is encouraged and the world progresses as It has been doing for the couple of hundred yenta past sInce thinkers have asserted them v t 5nt of llliteracyln Catholic tries before accepting the admonition Archbishop Montgomery to beware cf the literature of Spencer Huxley Darwin and Tyndall He tells us This literature is particularly gerous because it is so subtle Ills advice would be unnecessary If given In Italy the home of the Pope where i per cent of the people cannot read r writeA ago an Episcopal Bishop said There comes a time In the life of every Christian when he must stop thinking and rely on the revelations or Christ But this Catholic Arch bishop goes Bishop Francis one ter and says Christians must not begin to think For Christians to be gin to think Is fatalto Christianity And sure to wreck reliance on the revelations of Christ and the Infal bllity of Popes and priests But the Catholic church does not stop with recommendations to the people to leave unread certain books but it says to the members Thou shalt not and upon the list of expurgated literature are the names of ie immortals of the ages past and present The spasms about the realism of Zola seem to have been duced because he strikes so nearly tthe heart of the terrible condition under the Catholic Christian gime and Instead of suppressing facts about these conditions the church would do well to throw awa- Its old charter of salvation by blood std go to work to remedy tho effects of its own errors by teaching and practicing justice In this world Tin American people are not asleep nor- are they idiots but Archbishop Mont mierys pronunclamento on what we must not read falls upon unheed- Ing ears Webster City Iowa Great Edition Send in Your Orders In Advance For Extra Papers Please The edition of the Blade which will contain contributions from freethin ers on Why I am an Atheist will be a great feature In the first place the articles themselves are excellent and convincing and will make good rend- Ing for propagranda to freethought- and humanity I In the second place It will be the- first paper ever published which will consist from beginning to end of con tributions from Its readers The ltion may as well be called the Sub scrlbers Edition as It wil be entirely edited by subscribers We have reason to beKgve that- there wil be a great demand for extra copies of that Issue and in order to get an approximate Idea of how many extras to pant we tvould re quest that all these desiring extra pers communlcaq with this office once We will sea 50 foril and tor 150 Yours ffirlH HK JAMES EHUGIIES Pub t t IL mi TO FRIENDS OF THE BLADE IlonMoses condtiotjournalismthenearly 20 years since the intrepid champion of Freethoiight Charles 0 VOIrhotwould take a volume to record Mr Moores career yet through storms of opposition and the opprobrimo of jallRthethreatened he printed his honest thought that bristled so with truth CamlbellltcBlhleclaimed from his pulpit that Charley Mcoro might have many faults but he was never known to tell a He Telling the truth has always been tho policy of the Blade Many times bo fore the paper owned its own printing laut Editor Moore had to go to dlf ierent towns and cities to get the pit per printed At last a blind man the noted Freethinker Louis Mueller gave the Blade a printing press Even employees in Blade office were persecuted for working on the paper At last some years ago Mr Moore se niretl the services of Mr James E hughes a model young man In every respect Moral reliable industrious nail competent Though the pUblish- er of what is called an Infidel paper rtr Hughes Is a splendid example to the young men In his community which Is intensely Christian though- It does not follow that it is moral by my means But for the fidelity and petseverance of Mr Hughes the Blade would have suspended long ago Mr Hughes has been The boy that stood on the burning deck to the journalistic craft and he is stand lug there today while the waves of ItIand goes into every State in the Ion and to foreign lands Hundreds of people read It who do or It and it Is the best borrowedpaWit icr in the land The clergy and the ilty who condemn it severely read ou the sly with more avidity than their church papers Mr Moore an of the writers on the Blade re uGne Teia oi coiupeusjauyu ley igark solely for the purp of helping to release the human mind from religIous superstition with the hope that in the future Reason will reign Instead cf blind faith and Liberty and Justice will be established on tho artb All that is asked of the supporters d the Blade is that Mr Hughes be afforded a comfortable living for him self wife and child This could bo dGne if all the subscribers to the per would each year pay their sub eriptlons large number of sub cilbers get their paper for cents J year Surely this small sum should e paid without constant appeal for It Many of those who pay l a year write that the paper is cheap at that price My own idea is that the untie should have a uniform price a year and cannot figure how It can bo sits rained at less price Mr Moore wants It even less than 50 cents a year but where is Mr Hughes compensation- to como from at such a price Mr ughes had a little home partly paid for which he hind to sell to sustain the paper As Mr Hughes is now in such uaucial stress as an humble worker lot Rationalism appeal to the dellii quest subscribers of the Blade to l1l1 at once and all friends of the- jll1lr to male earnest euort to lain new subscribers and extend Its llteiice upon any plan or price that- its editor may decide upon After a fierce conflict and heroic niggle for years with the Blade Iluuig Its way Into every community through its subscribers and Its week lr 12010 readers surely this Is a ilondld formation to establish on firm basis the cjieapest Freethought lu America It is much easier to read till Blade by a comfortable iln side than to burn the midnight oil riling Its contents Ithont pay tieing the young follow at the press vlto Is not getting a living out of fol his family Nothing is asked the Blade subscribers but a prompt lyment of subscribtlons and their lluenco to aid In extending its clr ilation Tho National Liberal Party needs Ill Blade as Its organ to promulgate flue true American principles It offers im acceptance and it is badly needed s a medium for exchange of Ideas among the members of the N L he Blade Club and many individuals who are Independent thinkers The Wade Is needed to discuss many subjects that are of vital Importance hlch are not discussed by any other raper Think of all these things tenu friends and think what a calam sty to the cause of mental liberty the ispension of the dear old Blade woulll be Let all the friends of the paper do whllt they can right now to help Mr Hughes in his financial stress which rill do the double duty of encourag ing a worthy and selfsacrificing lung man and aid For tho cause that lacks assistance Against the wrongs that need resis tnnco- Fur the future In the distance And the good that we can do JOSEPHINE K HENRY n k j I1i o1 11 r BLUE GRASS BLADE Should Jesus Return to Earth He Would Be Welcomed in Every Synagogue in the Land DR HIRSH DECLARES THAT EVII ERY JEW WOULD SAY DAVIDtLift Up Your Heads Ye Everlasting Doors and the King of Glory ShallI Come In Declares Christalns Have Made a Failure of Practicing the Lovln Precepts of Jesus Chicago April aif Jesus Chris should return to the earth tomorrow ho would ho welcomed in every Jew- Ish synagogue In the land and ever Jew would say with David Lift your toads ye everlasting doors and the King of Glory shall conic In This was the climax of a lecture h Dr Hlrsch delivered last night bofor the Epworth league of St Jamc Methodist church Kills avenue and Fort 8Ixth street The big amllenc gave the speaker a storm of applaus when he sat down the chairman or the meeting thanked him for his lee uro the people thanked him for it b a rising vote and as he had eulogize the Lords prayer the meeting was closed with It Dr Hirsch repeating It In unison with his Christian friend The Jews said Dr Hirsch do not believe at all In original sin anll Inherited depravity They believe cry man Is a responsible free ngen and is not involved in the guilt of Ills fathers or his children Of course therefore they do not believe the story of the fall of man in the book of Genesis in its literal sense They a j cept the teachings of the higher crll Iclsm and consider the story of e garden of Eden an allegory As the reject the doctrine of original sit they reject of course the doctrine of redemption from slit They believ f In a Messiah lint the Messiah of thl Old Testament is a temporal prince who shall reign over the Jews aftc they shall have been reunited an become a nation again In Palestine At least the orthodox Jews believ this but the liberal Jews do not b lieve In the Messianic prophesies at all For Instance the prophesy In 1st lah supposed to teach the miraculous birth of Jesus was undoubtedly spol en of Ilezekiah and properly translated there Is nothing mlraculou about it The Jews hold that Jesus prcache ftnothing but Judaism The supremac commandemnt to love God j man the doctrine of the Ml of God the doctrine that the andI was made for man the abrogation i iJjJ 1 r Iill jClVh e to love even onos enemies and even i the Lords prayer which wo rcadll admit Is the sufollmest petition over framed In human languageall thes we claim were taken from the Jewish writings some of which were compos ed hundreds of years before Jesu was born Moreover when it cones to practicing the loving precepts of Jesus the Jews claim that the Christian have made an utter failure of It The truth Is Jesus was crucified by a Roman governor and Roman soldier and though the crucifixion was inst hired by Jews It was by a few jealous vspriests and not by the mass of the Jewish people who admired and loved him as is evident from his triumphn entry into Jerusalem the day before So far as the modern Jews are cerned they regard Jesus as one the noblest spiritual teachers that ever appeared In the world and that the Jews have furnished the only shining example of obedience The so called disciples of Jesus have perse tinted the Jews with savage ferocity for ages and the Jews have borne those persecutions with Iamblike tleness and silence Dr Hirsch then presented the lief of the Jews in the resurrection und the Immortality of the soul He J said it could not be denied that man hud a soul and the barn existence of a soul proved its Immortality after death There are several remarkable cir sumstances observed In the above ad dressFirstThe speaker is a noted Jew Infidel who but last week preached a sermon expressing grave doubts of an after life advising his hearers to devote their love and care to those In this life lest there be no other report of this sermon was printed in the Blade a couple of weeks ago SecondThis Jew Agnostic lectur ed before a Methodist audloncd Third Ho says he believes In a soul and Its Immortality In face of his address last week In which said A reunion In an after life will possibly prove a disenchantment Do not pin your faith to a vague hope of meeting hereafter which may disappoint you FOI rthHe denies the divinity of Jesus and also some of the prophecy believed by Christians to have refer red to Jesus but eulogizes the Lords prayer as the most sublime utter ance ever made and states that if Jesus would come to earth every Jew- Ish synagogue would be open to him nod he would he hailed as King of Glory If Hirsch dont believe In the Immaculate conception and the divinity of Christ he would male a nice exhibition of himself screeching Hall King of Glory at Jesus wouldnt h- oFifthIle denies outright anum ber of the cardinal principles of Chris tianity such as the fall of man or iginal sin the coming of a spiritual Messiah and therefore the milieu Imo and closes up by tolling the Christians that they have always been persecutors of the Jews and dont practice what they preach Sixth For this the chairman of the meeting thanked him and all the pea pie thanked him by a rising vote SeventhWhat could be more rid culous than Methodist Christians ap plaudlng a man for lambasting the pet doctrines and scoring themselve as persecutors and hypocrites Peo pie generally and Christians in pai ticular do not appreciate being heM up thus in the limelight so why dId they applaud cant understand it except on the principle that a bully always respect thin man who finally knocks him dozy and gives him a good mauling Hirsch Is evidently falling into the Jesus habit of talking two ways Thl lecture is remarkable Inasmuch as It was delivered to Methodists and asmiich as Hirsch tsuck his dagge deep Into their vitals turned It around a few times and then threw some senseless sop to them about the Lords prayer and hailing the King of Glory if he should happen to pas this way and the befuddled Wesley ans thanked and applauded him his vicious thrusts as well as for the soothing salve he applied to their as a public man begins to talk two ways that moment he be guts an excavation for his own Into aunt People soon lose Interest in a ulna when they cant put their tinge on him and find him Since Rabb Wise Hirsch has been the most prom intnt Jewish exponent In the country But his reputation will soon decline If hetalks Atheism one day and Christian Immortality the nextIf he proclaim Christ the King of Glory and cites the Lords prayer and thus rec ognies a religion which has not oil persecuted but damned and sent to hell every Jew on earth since it gan its reign Why should Jews who came to titcountry to escape the persecutions of ristiun Kings and priests hall any man or God as King Why not cry hail glorious man Instead of Hal King of Glory This speech of Hirschs however marks an evolution In religIous thought The Jews are no lunge despised mongrels Their rIches have made them respected Their Ire from utter annihilation as ana tic n through starvation persecution extermination and disintegration maintaining by breeding all the character without any of the advantage of a natoin stamps them as tho great st people on the earth today In wealth they are preeminent In pc titles art music and In all the pro tensions they are unsurpassed All this they have accomplished In tnr f31xtstiar hat Now what can appear more and contemptible than such a prom- Inent Jew as Hirsch mumbling the Lcra s prayer with Christians Lead us not into temptation Christians at all times have prayed sthdn the very next moment starter out Jew killing Give us this day our daily bread bet let the damn dog of a Jew die Deliver us from evil deliver tit Jew to the Inquisition It is a good thing to be conciliator and bury differences admit hut were I a Jew never until Christianity publicly confesses its mistakes and crimes and admits that I am a mar among men deserving immortality and not damned to eternal hell slm pay because am born a Jew never say would so far forget the sufferings the tortures and martyrdom ol my forefathers as to throw sop to the hellhounds of the Christian supersti tlcn which today only lacks the op portunity to renew its persecutions Hut as said before the Jews are rich and gradually becoming respect d and on account of these riches he Christian heart is softening Money always talks Heaven is a rich citythe streets there are of gc1d the buildings are of onyx sap hire and jasper When the Jew had no money he went to hell Now the gates of heav en are swinging open to him not widely and at all times but just 3nough to admit an occasional appll cant There are some fools among Jews is among other people and no doubt here will he some of them attempt to worm Into heaven just as some of them try to worm Into fashionable Christian society today A poor Jew who tries to break to either Chlstlan society or heaven ought to be sent to hell for having better sense There is a marked tendency upon he part of some Christians however oward admitting some Jews Into icaven those old fellows who con rlbute to Christian charitable insti utlons These are always good eas and the possibility of their ialvatlon is admitted We behold the drift In the lecture liven by Hirsch to the Methodists The Christians throw a bait to the Jews and some of them are fools enough to snap at It No sensible Jew will feel flattered ccaiise Qhristlans worship a Jews something laughable of course that Christians should select a Jew for their God and then precede to damn forever all his relations anti ribe dont blame the Jews If they ulgc a little fun and hold in tempt such a ridiculous conceited and consistent assumption But every thoughtful observing Jew wlll rcaally perceive that compromise weaken Judaism and strengthen hrlstlanity and he should therefore avoid It Chrlslanity at no time has 001 demonstrated that it Is capable of overcoming prejudice of race and cread and belief It Is by nature un unpromising cruel and overhearing x and recedes from these positions anlll adapts Itself to the sway of pUb1lc opinion only when It has to There Is only one common ground upon which the Jew and Christian can stand and that Is Humanity and that common ground Is already pro occupied 1iy the Rationalist by the Democrat by the man who stands for Human Rights Independent of the claims of those of any gods Here on this common ground all may meet and mix They will never meet find mix either In synagogue or In church Or In a Jew heaven or in a CllIlstilln heaven of selfish class and race d s Unctions + + 4 There Is no likelihood whatever of Jesus returning to earthat least not for some time Hell stay where he Is for a while There Is really no occasion for Rabbi Hirsch to anticipate his coming The everlasting doors will let their heads hang as usual for a long time yet It would be something worth seeing however should it ever happen that the doors would take a no tlon to lift up their heads The change of position no doubt would give their heads a rest hut let us suppose this King of Glory shouu come to earth how does Rabbi Hirsch know that eve synagogue In the world would come him want to show my readers just what fool talk some prominent men Indulge In In the first place it would not tJe natural for the Jews to make a hlg ado over a man in whose name are Hglon had been established which has been the greatest persecutor of the Jewish race They would naturally shun him they would hold back until his person allty was well authenlcated next tin wculd want him to explain himse and justify the actions of his dish pies toward his own people Tin would be mighty exclusive In some particulars They would demand that he state the exact cause of his death If he blamed the Jews with It then their temple doors would be sure to stay closed If he blamed the Chris tlans and would show where ther had been wrong all down the cents leg then the Christians would de nounce him as an Imposter and 11Ie as not take him out and drown him The first thing that would happen on his coming would be a big dls pate between Christians and Jew and then among Christians themselves as to which Is the true church In my opinion If Jesus would come to earth there would be the ddest racket ever raised on earth over him and he would be arrested either as a nuisance or as a lunatic within two months of his arrival At first people would have great cu rlcslty to see him but as soon as the excitement would begin to cpnflii with beezeness they would drop him like a hot potato Theres no God as big as a sllver dcllar InvJatiorfromernmnts illc LQeS41I earth bat ironer wt s e Next mere wpuld be a Ighty scramble raised between the sectl which claim him each clamberlr for his approval and recognition The Catholic of course would lay exclusive claim to him and coral him In the Vatican Then all the Protestants would grow jealous with blue devlllsm and declare him a fake and the blood would begin flowing Whi a holy picnic It would be Rabbi Hirsch and every other Christ killer wouldnt be permitted to come within a half mile of him He would have to content himself wIth- standing afar off screeching Hall King of Glory and watching the heads on the everlasting doors bob up and down Do you suppose the Pope If he could prevent It would let Jesus get out of the Vatican and pass himself around to talk Ins na segues and in Protestant churches Not a bit or it Wherever Jest would stay to that place would the money flow Ah wouldnt there be a scramble And theres no telling what might happen right In the Vatican The sup Ksltion is that no change will have taken place in the opinions and personal characteristics of Jesus Being Sod he has remained the same and vould renew the doctrines he had ireviously taught How natural then it would lie for hIm to say See here Leo old low you have set yourself up mos gorgeous In my name You represent me In nothing You have set rants and lackeys by the thousands on sit on a golden throne apparell ed like the sun with diamonds In your slippers You are carried about on the shoulders of men I had m place whereon to lay my head and when journeyd hoofed it barefoot Now git out o here ye darned ok ponge and cheat You are Just what preached against Give all ye have to the poor and do as I did If ore to be my disciple And skin out- all these redrobed gluttons and blacl bats of superstition as I intend Ing their places with some honest Neapolitan fishermen And ire out all this bloody bodyguard never needed such and why should you besides a religion of peace should bear the spect of peace And clear out all these bloody cru Iflxes and statuary and other mor bid caricatures of my person anti plio them up and burn them from the sight of men How would you like ho punctured and exhibited on a stick for a thousand years You have alnted me with a womans face and Iven me a frail sickly body and I a God sicken with disgust of all out the rats and bats and he yourself what you profess to or by all the prophets Ill send you holing to that region where the worm ever wrlgleth and the caloric not quenched Just Imagine the holy uproar that would ensue the rattle of rosaries anl th e flutter of petticoats apd the airing of helmets and speara If they didnt kill him theyd kick rI i1U him out as a fake and then the Protestants wotrtl take him up The would pilot him around first to all tho Protestant thrones of the earth and exhibit his Intellectual and 1lous representatives sitting thereon Grand receptions would be arranged for him The Czar would tale him to a mosque next to a Jew Ing next to see a procession of exiles and between sights he would explaIn the peace conference which he had tae honor of establishing In his hoi William would arrange a review of his army then take him through Krupps and explain the mil tary methods and instruments em ployed In establishing Christian peace throughout the world King Edward would make a naval display trot out Lord Kitchener and Iris veterans who had borne the Christian banner to the land of the Boer Introduce him to Mrs Langtry and his favorite Duchesses and wind up with a day at the Derby and a night at baccarac Following all these kingly recej tlons the Lord High Bishops of the church will escort him through the temples which they have erected his honor and to their profit This will be for thin purpose of showing him that material grandeur should correspond with spiritual meekness The Jews wouldnt get a smell of tin All this while Rabbi Hirsch fret afar off will be acclaiming from the portals of his synagogue Hall King of Glory while the heads on Its ever lacing doors will continue their fool bung Christ having done the Pope tho Kings and Bishops of Europe wll next announce a visit to the Unite will assemble all its pious members and order the President to extend the Invitation to Jesus and proffer a man of war to bring hIm hither He will be received with all the honors military civic and rell glens at our command Cities extend to him their freedom The doors not only of the churches but of the synagogues will fly open Ver naturally he will first fall Into the hands of Teddy and there will be lit tie left for others to tell after Tedd Is through with him He will tell him of the glorious Christian church bull here in his honor and of how we cal ourselves a Christian nation but ally declare ourselves not He wll tell him of the big navy we are build leg to insure peace and the spread of the gospel Of how in the benevolenci of our hearts we make Christians of Indians and Filllplnos by killing them of how our missionaries are fitting Chinese for heaven and how wo refuse to live with them here of the wealth of the nation and tho vast monopolies which so graclousl sustain his holy faith Then Teddy will present him to the Senate and the Lords Supper will be celebrated with this meek and humble assembly next he will take him trip across the country and show him off from the rear end of a palace car anti Introduce him to Boards Trade at the various stopping places Hls tour ils 1lL2f unoarallelei splendor and triumph He approaches Chicago and all the city Is out to meet him Hundreds are trampled to death and a thousand heads broker ly fighting for positions to see him He is escorted at once to the Stocl Exchange and welcomed in the name of all the people of Chicago The methods of trade are explained tt rim and he is given an exhibition of the pit Up to this time he has listened served and kept still flint now tint tame feeling of divine wrath come than him as moved him to scourge the usurers out of the temple at Jem lalem He can stand what he has seen of Christian government wor chip and pretention no longer The full heart unburdens itself and rush- Ing among them he loudly cries Thieves liars hypocrites extor loners monopolists oppressors of the poor ye who make sad mothers pine and winter winds blow bleak on stared and ragged childhood ye who hrow to fat dogs the daintiest ol morsels and In palaces house your aristocratic steeds while homeless genius wanders starving ye who drain the sweat and drink the blood of those who feed and clothe yej ye who wear the rich robes that poverty and wretchedness weave Shame ihame Out upon ye alli Then follows a mighty commotion The pit Is filled with a howling mob Clck him out kill the Anarchist way with him arrest the lunatic lock him up banish him they cry in one voice while with frantic bounds hey attempt to seize him But perceIved and mysteriously he makes geod his escape and passing out and ieyond the maddened multitude and long a secluded street lie Is met in ont of a Jewish synagogue by Rabbi HIrsch who recognizes him at once and hailing him as King of Glory welcomes him into his temple Nay nay Rabbi he replies am ick and awearyof this world and lilnk shall go back to my Father have seen the pomp and pride of lurches each trying to outdo each ther in style and power have seen tho Roman the Greek and the protestant the high and mighty among all and I have little faith In finding ours an exception Selfishness jeal ousyhate and extortion actuate and overn ye all alike The people get the religion the priests get the graft hey trade in charity and thus con dene and conceal their Injustice The wealth the splendor the style set up in my name Is a shameless libel and sorely It grleveth my heart Your own synagogue perceive Is a magnificent illustration of the prided pomp of wealth equal to that of ChrIstian vanity Every brick in Its wall represents the coined despair of struggling poverty The cement which holds them together is the con mtrated tear drops of widows starve Ing while stlchlng their lives out on shirts at three cents apiece Nay nay I have witnessed enough tl have seen Chicago and theres no more to learn If I remain here and- tell them the truth they will kill and having died once for the same sins of mankind which in spite of my sacrifice hath increased an hundred fold have no desire to relies the experience 4448C- OO LOQUY JesusI am aweary and would rest Harkl the multitude still rave HirschEnter 0 King of Glory to the sanctuary of our fathers Her none may find thee and thou wilt be sLIfeJesusI would fain enter and gle with my people but first Inform me have heard It said that the waters hereabout abound abundant with fish and many there be employ ed In their taking They are a klndl and hath the elements of love justice within their natures They were poor and needed me most and sought them They were my friends when none others recognize me Pray tell me holy man of Israel do any of these lowly ones worship hereHlsrchWellAheml hah Tin question Is rather new and sudden On the spur of the moment canno say My private secretary will prob ably know But enter nevertheless and will consult the records JesusNay nay Rabbi Thou blddest me welcome and seekest t do me honor when in reality thou like the heads of the Christian church and the money dealers In their tern pies wouldst shine by living In my light Thou canst not use me thus As ye do into the least of these m disciples so do you unto me And so saying he heaved a mighty sigh of compassion and instantly dls appeared from thence leaving the Rabbi standing upon the outer por tal of the synagogue rapt amazed abstracted gazing Into vacancy as one entangled In a vexed and tortur ing dream And the heads on tho everlasting doors which had lifted themselves stiff and erect as never before fell like a flash striking the granite por tals with a dull and sickening thud and there their flattened and distort ed features nay he seen unto this day B WILSON Cincinnati Oldo- RESURRECTION JARRED There is the devil to pay In the Methodist denomination again Some of the Chicago divines of that per suasion led by Rev R H Pooley af Rockford III have denied a be lief In the resurrrectlon of Christ from the dead In consequence there Is a howl from Damn to Beersheba All the E roosters are crowing or cackling at once and the whole divine barnyard Is In an uproar All sensible people have known since time began that when a person Is really and trimlydead that hell and Browns mules cannnot bring him ar her to life Yet some of these learned brothers of the cloth are dIscussing and otherwise cussing the denial of that essential fact of the plan of salvation One of the Reverend gents says that If the res ifrectlon Is removed there is nothing divinity to rout anon Well she a ndtrt mnttMS rp In the air To looly at the serious countenances of some of these clerI tats and note the mo6k sagacity and sage manner in which taey wigwag heir heads and patrlarchlal whiskers of the blllygoat patern Is enough to nape a horse laugh The resurrection is off its base and the old timers ire tuggging like hell to rehlbllate It and straighten the old monolith of everant superstition But the con rary old thing will persist In slant- Ing at first in one angle and then orthodox parson pulls one way until he Is red In the face and is sweating at every pore and just as he thinks he has got It straight and plumb along comes the heterodox teacher and jerks and yanks the old thing out of its sockets and there you are The current numher of the Weekly Witness calls upon those who cannnot conscientiously sub scrIbe to the resurrrectlon idea to move out and Join the Ingersollltes and Atheists and let tho Godlyrace run the resurrection upon strict Methodist principles Why do hey not treat the insurgents as hack sliders and reconvert them Is tho balm in Glllad run out and have hey got to turn away the sin slcl souls for want of a little saving race It used to be that the sign was hung upon their outer and Inner walls While the light holds out to Jurn the vilest sinner may return guess Mr Pooley et al have com iltted the unpardon sin As they have been upon the ground floor of lethodism for a long time and know the Inside workings of the Institution the do not fear the wrath to como like us outsiders do The ec lesiastlcal rods kept In pickle do not worry them a little hit Ma PooleN and his aids are certainly taking a step In tho direction of Atheism and we should give them an encouraging pat upon the back and pursuado them to take a few more stops and a while expect they will walk aloneIand start upon their journey to real mnnhcod and Independence If the Methodists keep on with their breaks they will have to postpone 1ChrIstmasness Satan seems to be giving a bungholestronger and steadier pull as Byron I hogshead Oh Shade of Wesley 0 spirit of Vlnthropo 0 hell 0 for the good old times when Pooleys could havo been turned to witches and in turn made Into kindling wood But this is the they of tho automobile and not the centodefe Tho for rarer Is only a licensed Juggernaut titter was the real thin There ed to bo a hot time In tho old thIof Salon Now it Is too cold to tip a revival The Methodists their stir Next JOHN F CLARKS Arlington Md DO YOU hat Texas Is a nl possibilities No Its great future If KNOWIIwhat It Is and make It better slated write for Texas and Ics No Adddrcss Katy WaInwrIght St Louis Uo BROWN LEGHORN EGGS I havo pure bred Rose Comb Brown eghonv Eggs for sale at 100 per setting of eggs MRS AddressjNo um- pdFrisco System WILL HAVE ON SALE A- TSt Louis C1 Memphis CHEAP ONEWAY and ROUND- TRIP Homeseekers Rates IRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS OF EACH MONTH To ARKANSAS MISSOURI K NIlAS OKLAHOMA TERRITORY DIAN TERRITORY and TEXAS For rates and Information address II McGUIRE W R POWE Tr Pass Agent General Agent CINCINNATI OHIO OUISVILI HENDERSON ST LOUIS RY CHOCTAW OKLAHOMA GULF RIKfCombines the Advantages of Eastern ServiceWith the Opportunities of a WESTERN COU NTRY 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 VESTIBULED TRAINS IJPULLMAN DRAWING ROOM SLEEPINO OARS PULLMAM TOURIST BLEEPING CARS RER RECLINING CHAIR CARS L 11el1 Psis Jat 0101 I L ellCllIIlI ArlsanL jI f 1 t BLUE GRASS BLADE ltt Columnt AAA AAAA CHRISTIANS PROSELYTING CHRISTIANS v Maybe we can gait some expe rience from Germany tint will do us good Wo have sent missionaries to I heathen lands and when they raised n disturbance we have sent our warships to protect them and Inciden tally to send the heathen to hell by the repeating rlllo route Now the Mormons have Invaded Germany and the report has gone forth that tile Emperor Is going to expel them and the claim Is made that their tench Ing Is demoralizing While have no regard for the Mormon church still have some sympathy for the Mor mon people because of their persecu lions by other religious secta They have Just as much claim to considera tion an religionists as any other sect and their teaching is no more demor alizing than that of any other ortho dox body The Mormons do not teach polygamy now and oven If they did they would bo quite within their pro vince as Gods children trying to fol low Ills precepts It would he Just as reasonable for the Pope to expel the Methodists from Rome as for the Kaiser to expel Mormons United States citizens as such should receive the protection of their country but when they stir up dlssentions among either heathen or orthodox they should take their own responsibility and not embroil the nation In strife Report states that the Mormon el tiers have already asked for protec tion through the United States con sul Religion is entirely out of the province of our consuls God the au thor and finisher of Christian faith I should he the one upon whom to call for help In such cases for Him that cometh unto me will in no wise cast out The spectacle of one Christian sect proselyting another Is an old one but the outcome Is worth watch Ing Since the readmission of the Jesuits to Germany the Emperlor should not object to Mormons Per hays It is the Jesuits who are rais- Ing objections +WOMEN TAKE COURAGE AndIwho has never experienced the ter rots of fear cannot begin to adequately estimate the physical and mental distress endured by the timid for this devilish anarUloh for after all like the boy who frightened at the ghost ly looking guidepost but marched boldly up to it found It was not a monster with arms outstretched to seize him as he had thought The Christian dogma of hell Is one jf the most diabolical doctrine that s ever made millions of dupes mis J ble throughout their earthly exist- e but I wish to speak of one par Bcular excrescence of this diseased feeding dogma of hell and that Is the fear of women in arousing the anger of their husbands and well may they fear for their vengance Is more dead ly and more acute than a future state of torment can possibly be Wives who are Intimidated by their husbands suffer ten thousand deaths but- anddtIIgalnst divorce except for scriptural reasons Women subjects endure the tortures of the damned for a lifetime bear children labor unceasingly and uncomplainingly Why Fear of death at the hands of their masters And why should they fear death Surely to suffer the physical death every day could not compare with the anguish and torture endured by many women The pain of a murder committed in the most brutal way can only be prolonged for a short time but to contemplate the inter minable years of misery of living deaths of women Is enough to sub merge the world with tears of sorrow and despair There is another reason for the endurance of women It is the fear of a ruined reputation which fear is made to do full duty as n cudgel to beat the sex into line but this fear as a weapon Is loosing its efficiency as Is being proved by the revolts that occasionally occur but how many wives who have gained sulllclent courage to brave the pub licit of divorce proceedings still dare not do It because of threas of vio lence from their owners How many No one can ever know for tho victimized wives dare not even tell of such threats and In truth many of their stories would not be credited if they did The horrible tails of the police courts could be plicated in every community among the socalled better classes among families who stand well in the com munity who attend church and tell us there Is a God who presides over the destines of men There may be a God presiding for men but the poor helpless subjected wives and mothers should not look to God for deliverance but to themselves Oh that could imbue them with suf ficient confidence to help them to make a stand for liberty assist them In raking a demand for justice and replace their fear with reliance in self Experience is a slow teacher hut It grinds exceedingly fine and there Is a crisis impending in domes tic relations that Is going to jostle looso the rusty fetters of tradition mid shake our system to Its founda tions bo many harrowing experiences of wives have been related to me the details of which would melt a heart of ptono that am overwhelmed and can only beg of women to release themselves from this terrible night mare very real while It lasts to free themselves from the thralldom a fear of both husband and priest and demand justice and tho protec lion that should be accorded to tho lowliest citizen The old Roman said Be ye men and suffer such dishonor tj Men and wash not the stain away In blood Butt say He we women anti suffer such dishonor Women who seek to wash the stain away in tears and at the fountain drawn from Immanuels veins It seems to ma the fact that these monstrous wrongs exist ought to he sulllclent evidence that no god of mercy and justice who hears the cries of the distressed oc cupies a throne In the skies for a lend wltn heart of adamant could not listen unmoved to the awful agony of women There is work for the Blade Club nail nil others An other Emancipation proclamation is necessary CZARS INCONSISTENCY The supreme head of the Greek Catholic Church has created a sensa tion by deserting his mistress and four sons Of course the Czar is lauded throughout Christlamlom for such a stop and ho Is courted and feted and Gods blessing Is bespoken for him though no one has heard any regrets uttered for the deserted mother of these four sons who can not Inherit their fathers throne or sentimental Czar has taken a foolish notion that God does not ap prove his course and Is therefore withholding his blessing In the per son of a legal son but he makes a mistake According to history God set his seal of approval upon the rulers who could lead the most dls solute life We have hint to trace the history of England and Germany and of the Popes to substantiate the statement Besides the Czar though being the father of four illlgitmate sons and five leglnmte daughters in ten years Is not so very bad when compared with his early predecessor Peter the Great In the memoirs of the Prin cess of Barclth a sister of Frederick the Great is an account of a visit to e court of Prussia in 1717 by the Czar Czarina son and daughter and four hundred ladles In waiting each with an infant in arms When asked about the paternity of the children each one replied My lord has done me the honor to make me its mother Instead of discarding one mistress and four sons he should have taken 400 If he wished to secure the favor cf God and that would not approxi mate the number held by Solomon the wise man of true Bible Imagine Peter the Great as the father of 400 children all Infants in arms Roosevelt should have lived during that reign and surely there would have been no necessity to talk about race suicide Awhile ago Princess Louise of Saxony ran away from a dissolute husband and she has been persecuted to the verge of insanity The child that Is soon expected Is to be forcib ly taken from r and she Is not to be permitted to return for fear she will contaminate tier younger sisters But the Czar Is more sought after than before Why this difference Louise Is a woman and upon woman was pronounced the curse from the beginning of the world She brought sin upon the race and must suffer toe tortures of the condemned here and tho Czar would like justifi cation for debauching women he might look over to his neighbors in the Roman and Protestant churches Familiar discounts tells us that in Rome there are such a multitude of illegitimate children born that par ticular monlstarles are built where they are brought up and the Pope is named their father DraperIn EuropeIwere made desolute by the clergy A few centuries ago Henry III was deposed for having Illegitimate children according to LecluyHis tory of European morals This rec ord does not equal Peter the Great but according to the same author Henry is said to have boasted at a public banquet that In twenty two months fourteen children had been born to him So we conclude that If his career had not been prematurely closed he might have snatched th- e1lIlmor olive branchfrom Peter Roman Republic tells Ius that Pope John XIII was proved to have seduced 300 nuns But as Popes and priests and nuns cannot sin they are outside the pale of judg ment by the common people but this serves to prove that if Czar Nicholas wishes to sustain oho reputation as a Christian and ns being divinely dained to represent God he should increase the number of his mistresses Instead of admitting his error by deserting them An Iowa paper remarking edltorl ally on this case says The doings of royal pimps and courtesans show them to ho made of mighty common stuff The common people should be Insulted at that for the stuff that royalty In general Is made of Is mighty uncommon and though they claim to touch elbows with divinity the common people are contaminated by their presence Some one has said the world Is getting tired of kings and princes but Is it true DID IT EVUrt OCCUR TO YOU to note tie rapid development of East Texas as a truck and fruitgrow ing country No Then write for the pamphlet Timely Topics No2 and become convinced that thin resources of Toxab are Illimitable Address Katy Wainwright St Louis Mo WHY DONT YOU enter Into the spirit of the times and progress No better way to gain a few live pothers regarding Indian Territory than by writing for the COllntrrInow y r 4 DR1 WILSON WRITES LETTER TO That was a big bouquet Hurt threw at me In a recent Issue do not de serve it He Is a poet himself and a good one and like the best of them Indulges in license do not hope to win any reputation whatever on the publication of my verse Instead expect to be unmcr cllessly cut to pieces by the cntlcs But criticism should not hurt If false It cannot hurt and if true it shows a man his weak points and forewarns him against future mistakes My composition In verse as Hurt has said has been just idle pastime with me The greatest pride have In It is to preserve It tor my little daughter who if she lives believe will distinguish herself in letters want her to know of the plain old fashioned ways and experiences of her parents and of the age which will have passed away of the simple unobtrusive characteristics of unpretentious people of those who lived close to the ground and here after all is the richest realm of truth and about all that is left in this artificial and corrupt ago to bo admired So I jingle on old fashioned ways and do not try to soar to great helgnts but rather endeavor pret the common heart of humanityI and if possible awaken some touch of tenderness and bring to memory the light of other saddelledI like the Lily of the Valley You have to get down on your knees and lean close to earth and pull aside the tuck leaves to find It and there it the sweetest the purest the mostII delicate of flowers Its stem ing right down into thin soil So have discovered the flowers of love and kindness the most delicate and tenderest growing in the hearts of those attuned to nature and In harmony with all her homely ways At this writing have 187 subscrib ers and copies in all ordered The many kind letters have received have touched mo deeply have preserved them and will reply as get time must apologize that have not replied at once Mr Hughes has urged me for manuscript in Mr Moores absence and still requests me to supply him while Mr Moore Is writing his hook Conseqeuntly have had to steal time from my sleep to furnish this My busy season will soon be over when shall have more case will now have to go to work to finish a number of uncomplete poems and write others have In mind and consequently you will not hear from me often during thin sum merBesides have written enough and the Blade readers must weary of the sane old voice so often have written on a greater variety of subjects believe than most other Liberal contributor and now feel that will best serve thin Liberal public by collecting some of my best thoughts under binding and so preserve them Nearly every article have ever given to the public has been written hurriedly and with little reflection Consequently tiny are of ten erode and the arguments joined In a harumscarum fashion With more leisure nail study can do tel want to begin again and read clear through the Liberal mill scien tific writers from Hume nnd Buckle on down am ambitious to write a historical novel with Thomas 1alno as the hero believe that thin people may bo reached through fiction when they can be reached In no other manner All that is necessary for Its popular ity Is to get the clergy to condemn it and this they will surely do My first Liberal world however will be a book on Phallic and Solar Sym holism Of this there is greater necessity than any other work Liberals them selves do not understand thin key to the mysteries Like tho clergy they Ignorantly accept scripture In Its eral sense If you dont know tho symbolic in terpretation you know nothing Therein lies the whole secret And once having gained this knowledge you era amazed at the wisdom of tho ancients t L Knight Inman Diipuls Jennings and Taylor have given us about nil that is to he known on these subjects lint their books cost too much Be sides you have to do an Immense amount of reading and then do not get a clear interpretation Taylors works ore crude and disjointed neith er head nor tall to them There should he a book on this subject beginning at the foundation and coming right up written for the novice and rather than for the schol ar n should be profusely Illustrated as symbolism can be Interpreted in no way Whenever have written or lectured out this subject have awakened more interest created more dls cuslon and the subject continued to be discussed longer than on any oth er or on all subjects I have written upcn In the first place It Is new to nearly every one In the second place it is a revelation arousing the deep est curipslty Inquiry and enthusiasm As prejudiced as the human mind is Its exultation knows no hounds when It once discovers the cheat and duplici ty with which it has been enthralled These It casts aside like prisoner his long worn chains Symbolism is the key to all the mysteries- studied these subejcts for several years under an old gentleman by the name of Woodward a profound lin guist and oriental scholar Through my knowledge of the key thus acqulr ell hrkft discovered latch in the Ulble not given by any ane else und feel thit can interpret It all in a plain simple manner which will be readily Understood by most any olleI bejthan by writing as tow My greatest regret is that am not in shape financially to give base pLbllatlnns my unllvidol alien Ion amIpaper contributing hut simply to in form my friends of my ambitions of how am occupied when they not hear from meIthank you all who have been suI kind to me And If do not always reply to your letters please consider how much more writing do than yourselves nnd know you will for give me Like fainting ladles In church my Intentions are good and all they nefrII is carrying out Sincerely B W ysWVVAWVWWWVWN V I Blades Club Mrs Josephine Henry Versailles Ky Lucy Waters Phelps West Sutton Esther Van Riper Circle ville Ohio Mrs Thompson 436 Oak St Chattanooga Tenn Mrs E Davis Rockdale Texas Mrs Vina Hodges Salado Oregon Mrs Ella Wood Fonddulac Wis consin Mrs Jean Harmon Paris Ky Ada L Smith Harrison Okla Mary E Crigler Bartow Fla Mrs Krone Cincinnati Helen Collins 639 E 21st St Los Angeles Calif Emily L Jones East Lynne Mo Everett Phelps Epperson Ky Mrs Lyndalt 196 S Grant Ave Columbus Ohio Mrs A Lee Blue Earth Minn Elizabeth Henry Sparks Carllse KyMiss Ora L Baughman W Hal ler St Lima Ohio Mrs Nellie Evans 540 W Haller St Lima Ohio Mrs W Roysterr 426 W Durall St Jacksonville Fla Alice Roby Caplinger Mills Mo Laura Roby Caplinger Mills Mo Lucinda Roby Caplinger Mills Mo Ella Roby Caplinger Mills Mo John F Clark Arllnaton 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 Pape Vine St Lexing ton Miss Elizabeth Wiley 4069 Page Ave St Louis Mo Marilla Ricker Dover J W Rlgglns Diamond Ala rrfin lt Mrs Aline Wright Denton Texas Robt Wright Denton Texas Mrs Eliza Martin Mableton GaJ W Byler Comins Mich Minnie Lowry Woolsey Ind Ter Mrs Jessie Hazelrigg Ryan Iowa Jas Davis 526 Prospect St Lima Musgrove Arnettsvllle 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 Emmitt Johnson McLeanes boro Hans F Hanson Eslef Minn Mrs Mary Vraetz Rochelle Ills Frances Vraetz Rochelle Ills Mrs Isadora Davis 528 Prospect Ave Lima Ohio Alberto Fisher New Haven Gibson 112 Post Ave St Elmo Tenn Miss Lula Gibson 112 Post Ave St Elmo Tenn Mrs Gibson 112 Post Ave St Elmo Tenn Hassler 1849 Mullanphy St St Louis Mo Mrs Rachel Grober 105 W Fourth St CovIngton Ky Mrs Pefferle Ontario Ore Mrs Sarah E Richards Ashland Richards Ashland Ore John Wulf Exchange St Milford Mass FREE BOOKS- have received from Peter Eckler Infidel publisher of New York n box of Liberal hooks for tree distribution containing 100 Facts Worth Knowing and copies of Pnlnes Age of pert son These hooks are fine propagan literature and any one who may need one of these books write me HENRY C ROBERTS Bennlngton Kans JUST ANOTHER CHANCE for cheap rates to California 30oo from St Louis 0cCity These rates will be withdrawn June 16th Dont neglect this oppor tunity Tourist car through to San Francisco wluout change leaving St Louis every Tuesday 832 p in on the Knly Flyer Ask for Informa tion Address Katy 504 Walnwrlght St Louis Mo I 4 Good Route to Try ft traverses a territory rich In undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for agriculture horticulture stock rais ing mining and manufacturing And last but not least it is The Scenic Route for Tourists The Frisco System now offers the traveling public excellent service and fast time Between St Louis and Kansas City and points In Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and tne Southwest Between Kansas City and points In Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and phis and points in Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the West and Southwest Full information as to route and rates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of the Company or to Passenger Traffic Department Commercial Saint liulb r CUREDIlotnoteat or money rofrntieci by uarnn purinermanhood orthonnynclllrlfolHis anti KUllrnntJ cur or rritunt tho mono husinwsstrictly44 BROTHER LIBERALSI nape specialty in the treatment of Hem orrdoids When n patient comes to my olllco for treatment do not take tnctthatpiles are not able to come hero to be ttreafrpntper month Including the necessary correspondence between patient and iphysician A number have been ftrentnlCntwhile others have required four and five My homo cure can be setttthrough the mails to any point In the giveimmediate Ftloncare or rofuivl the money Write fur tCorAddress DR STOWES CHEMICAL CD 110 North Sante Fe Ave Salina lnll8as1Joms free of any charge whatever for thirty days 1LEXINGTON a EASTERN RAILWAY COMPANY Time Table No2 Dally Noa p in n m Lv Lexington 225 745 JLAr Jackson 615 1130 Ar Cannol City 1241tNo Daily No3 jj Ex Sunday a m Lv Cannel City DallyiLv Jackson 025 Lv lUvillo Junction 726 Lv Wl foster 923 Ar ujxmgtou 1020 G0o Nos and make close connection Ieat t K unction for Cannel City and points on Ohio Kentucky Halt 1 and 2 connect at L E Junction with Chesapeake Ohio for Mt Sterling and local points Nos tad connect daily ox cept Sunday at Beattyvllle Junction with 1 A Haiway for Heattyvillo J K BARR Gen Mgr ihiS SCOT P T Jt MORGAN S P UirJlli f i ttIf TH EWELL KN OWN PHVSI IAN1Cures Where Others Fail FOR PROOF READ HiS BOOK Those I Utcny Enrir 1 I anur 11UUitY morcrleTUemalnndlliytilrnl Drhllltr sad iin inof liiini dual txwult t sitto their pulaenvenepeigtrln2cuue t tWnorlhenoctorstimportant ItheeWenar of sua cess nit P this PITOoIihas cured to many of a prlinle nature ivhtrh were looked I upon Incurable that he is now considered far and near asnthfnlIIii reliable and trust worthy specialty EJitur icon Journal ef t Dr Fellows has for a number of years held an enviable reputation In the medical line and has made a specialty of a number of diseases thereby becoming familiar with them and enabling him to treat them sue cessfuMy He is wellknown as a pro pounced advocate In all lines of free profrssion UnCVOEONIONNEW THE QUEEN CRESCENT route has made a special Low Rate for tho benefit of the Veterans and their friends who anticipate attending this mooting Tickets will be on sale May 1C21 Privilege of extension until Tune 15th Ask your nearest Ticket Agint for particulars or write W RINEARSON P Cincinnati Ohio T lE BEST L1NJE r O1 ca lrilna lolisLuuiailleltailaay ONLY LINE TOTHE 1 FAMOUS as i i r I d y mowN i trfNftjT0rtt at u t t If BLUE GRASS BLADE The Church of This World The address of Dr Roberts at the Century theater Sunday was the exposition of his religious views thut he has delivered for somo time Thp main difference between Dr1 B Roberts and the late Robert In tsursol Is simply a matter of the con age displayed by each in the avowal of the doctrine espoused by both Thl doubts of Ingersoll as to the Immo tallty of tho soul and the Inspiration of the Bible were boldly declare With a daring spirit which has nevi boon equaled or surpassed he dealt the divinity of Christ and repudiate His scheme of distributions of Ie wards and punishments In a tutor life The greatest apostate of modem times never sailed under any Calte colors Ills Ideas his purposes ntlll honesty were newer suspected or mls r understood He never tried to street out of the remnants of the re Hglon which he attempted to destro a new faith to his own glorillcatlo and employment as the chief pries and prophet thereof He was onl a lecturer whose prime object and light seemed to be to horrify with hili sacrilegious audacity the curious diences whom his eloquence nttrac ed But Dr Roberts apparently neither such an idle nor a harmle purpose His addresses ho still styles sermons They are delivered on Sun day the holy day of the week In a theater which he chooses to call his church With some modification the phrases customs and rituals the Christian Church are used In his attack upon It old out of the wrcc and ruin which he Is striving to nc compllsh the iconoclastic doctor pects the expansion of the Church of This World an Institution unhollo ed by antiquity founded and sustali cd by human aid alone confining the restless mind of man to speculation only upon this present life proclalii lug the reliance upon the Immortalit of the soul as an absurd vanity anll offering no Inducement to be good or warning against crime except those precepts wnlch are laid down In doctors honk and the criminal cod aI t of laws and those pretty sayings the high school graduate on tho wa to be happy and successful Dr Roberts and his church hae waxed strong in this community but If he should discard pretense nnll come out honesty and boldly for Infi dellty or agnosticism there Is S01C doubt if he would be able to retal the sympathies of multitudinous audiences which weekly throng his theater attracted there and allure by the plausibility of his argument the power of his oratory the chant of his fine chorus of singers and his own pleasing personality WhetlK there Is strength In his bigness and popularity remains yet to be seen Asa day spellbinder his Is practically complete and Inltsputm- r The majority of the preachers In the city for some reason appear to he afraid to tackle htm possibly on count of his great eloquence and tellectual ability But some day perhaps some Christian minister In righteous indignation will catch him upon the hip and hand him ono der the fifth rib saying after the fash- Ion of Joshuas general How art thou my brother and then If the encounter Is lively enough to excite public attention the power and fluence of Dr Roberts and his churc will be deflnately determined V + V The above an editorial from the Kansas City Journal has been sen aplJlarentlcriticism of Infidels and mixes Injus tlce with Justice done to Col Inger soil displays Ignorance of Bible his tory and misquotes it It has a sug gestion that I think s with tit serious consideration of Dr Rolferts and his ninny friends among am proud to number myself I do not think that Dr Rooerts and his church In Kansas City have and ndequate conception of what ought to be the scope of his Influence Dr Roberts Is a man very little If any Inferior to Ingersoll as a thinker am as an orator mid yet while Ingersolli lecture platform was the whole of tin United States Dr Roberts Is not seer outside of his own city and oven that Is not one of the largest or most portant In America have witness ed the career of Rev Dr Robert Uave who In many regards was most a perfect protatype of Dr Roberts Dr Cave preached In Ken lucky as an orthodox clergyman of the Christian or Cambellite church lie was scholarly and exceedingly quent and of unblemished character He was ended to a charge in his de nomination in St Louis Mo and be coming skeptical started a church there and edited a magazine there almost exactly like Dr Roberts Is now doing Dr Cave for some years created great Interest and had large audiences of people of all kinds of re ligious or irreligious opinions His methods were almost Identically those of Dr Roberts and yet for a number of years past Dr Cave line been out of the public eye and ear and though of course he did good his influence wnned and he Is now al most unheard of and unsung I lIe lieve that his friends stood by him n long time hoping that ho would de velop into a cold open Infidel as gorsoll was and that they finally lost f Interest in him because they got tired of his compromise position between religion and Itellectual liberty and am afraid the friends of Dr Roberts will finally so regard him It is natural had not entirely tin just for the Christians to says that Dr Roberts Is nenrlng the livery of heaven to serve the devil In It seems to me that ho uses the word church and sermons as a means of allow ing many people to como and have an Inlldol lecture who have not the courage openly to avow their purpose tL2 That principle Is enunciated In the Christian scriptures as a proper one and Is practiced by the Christla clergy but it Is nevertheless an stance of the duplicity In Chrlstianll that Infidels are constantly arraign- Ing and which It Is natural to pose will ultimately react to the age of Dr Roberts man of Dr Roberts capacltrI trust be either an Infidel or tlanIt Is hardly possible that he could be a mugwump If he Is an In fidel he should discard the forms and nomenclature of Christianity If he Is a Christian he should not only re taut these but should teach the tenets of the Christian faith Lyman Abbott Is suppose doing some good as an Infidel In a pulpit He If an Improvement upon Jonathan wards or Moody or Dowle but he cer tnlnly Is a pigmy as compared with lugersoll and so will Dr Roberts be until he comes out plainly and as In gersoll did announce from the lecture stand all over the United States coldly and uncompromisingly the print pies which the world knows he entertains In his heart and brain and the pen honest proclamation of which to this day forces from the pen of the Christian editor of the Journal some tribute of praise that that edl tor evidently only pays because he dare not refuse to pay his pro rata of the honest debt that the world owes to Ingersoll believe with that tor that the main difference tween Roberts and Ingersoll Is sin t ya matterof courage and the world hates a coward and that edl tor Is adroitly using this fact in the absence of more logical argument to destroy the influence of Dr Robert The Inconsistencies of the Jonrnt editor as must be true of all Chris Unit apologists stick out like the enrs cf the ass from the lions skin If his words mean anything they certalnl imply in one place that the honesty cf Ingersoll was above the impeach went of any honest and Intelllgen man and yet this editor again teaches that the prime object and delight cf Ingersolls life was to make a bination of monkey and more vicious animal of himself Yet the Journa regarding Roberts as even inferior to Ingersoll represents that Roberts Is a power In the Journals city The reflection upon the Journals peopl Is evident Doctors books and codes of law and high schools as expositors of morals dont seem to cut much Ice with the Journal man the Bible supposably his nil In all When I say that our great clergy are afraid to tackle our representa tires of Infidelity It is regarded as n libelous slang but It is all right and dignified and true when uttered bj this Missouri defensor fidel gratin DelWhy does not the Journal itself that Incidentally claims great religious prowess take up the cudgel and give Dr Roberts the drubbing that It says the Doctor so richly de serves Other editorials In the Jour pal descant at length on money anti the other mere temporal interests ol this world and yet If what the Jour nal believes about Christianity be the truth about it the people of Kansas City the Journals own town are under the Inlliicnce of Dr Roberts rushing headlong Into hell as the hogs with 2000 devils in them did Into the sea In the country of the Jadarenes It would be well though for the editor of the Kansas City Journal to ruh up some in his Biblical attain ments before he goes up against Dr toberts There Is no such passage In the able as the Journal man attributes o it and the Incident alluded to by lie Journal as having one ofJoshuas enerals as a prominent character In it occured as will be seen from Samuel 2010 according to the an liorled versions of all Protestant ilbles years after Joshua was dend and when one of his generals ould not therefore have been tnk Ing any active part In tho affairs of this life The case that the Journal ecommends to some Christian Ister as a precedent in his dealings with Dr Roberts Is generally recognized as one of the most flagrant cases of hypocrisy known to the liter ry world 878 IS THE NUMBER OF COPIES OF DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT UBSCRIBED FOR TO THIS DATE J u THE BIBLE AND THESGHOO The Christians are forcing the hlble upon the school children for no er reason than that of making verts of them All other excuses are boldest of subterfuges There Is In the minds of the most ignorant of Christians the Idea that the reading of the bible will make Christians of the reader Such Is not the fact The opposite Is the truth The old and New Testaments known common as the bible are the best agencies that can be found to spread atheisr It Is the want of knowledge of the bible that permits a man or woman to become a Christian There are ful ly ten thousand things In the bible to Knock the props from under Chris tlanlty There Is not a book or chapter In either testament except but what teems with reasons wh a person would be a dolt to believe the nescient nonsense of Christ and his Galllleelan fisherman The dOCI trine of rewards for belief and Ishment for disbelief is the essence cf priestcraft It is a snare and a threat All ChutChes and all have laid people under them in so far as they had do so Atheisia or unbelief rilglon gion Is the rgck upon are ever wreeked and the strens the oceans of time and sam and the Jetsam are being nsbed against the rocks of disbelief and aro being slowly but surely ground to atoms Facts are stubborn things Unbelief is a fact a hard fact It has shattered many a cunningly deI vised holy scheme for maintaining a priesthood In clover The Atheist is not fighting to keep the Bible cut of the schools on account of any fear of the bible He is fighting for a principal Four young misse once brought to me the bible openei at the chapter containing the account cf the birth of the twins Esan and Jacob and asked me to read it to them I asked them where they became quainted with that chapter and the said at school and that the boys tai shown It to them If some Christian would read the details of that double birth In the bible they would no thank any one for placing such n book where boys could get a thane to reveal its filth to school girls It Is sheer Ignorance that keeps the Ruble In the public school Rellgloi and Ignorance are synonlnous tin more Ignorant the more religious Ai religion pales the world becomes more Intelligent Copernlclus knew more than the whole Vatican bund In his day Ditto Galllleo Columbus proved to the world that the doctors if Salmanlca were a set of Pharasee cat fools The burnt Bruno has risen Ike an intellectual Phoenix to con bund the descendents of his burners The Atheists use the Bible and quote It freely and they would be only too glad if every person would read it teed it as prayerfully and carefully as you please only read It We defy on to read It and still remain or be come Christian thereby challenge onr one to read the Bible and not perturb his or her faith It Is an utter impossibility for an Intelligent erson to do It A person who does not know the Import of English words mar spell It out and still remain in the dark but to the one who meets worl1sas familiar acquaintances will be stumped at a perusal of the Bible very time It Is said that every physician is halC an Atheists Every clergyman nn entire Atheist There Is no such thing as believing the context of the Blhle to be Inspired Ninetenths of It Is puerility other tenth sale lousness JOHN P CLARKS Arlington Md THE LOS ANGELES LIBERAL CLUB ELECTS OFFICERS Los Angeles Calif April 03 tutor Blue Grass Blade The Los Angeles Liberal Club which Dr Wilson kindly compliment ed In the Blade recently elected the lowing officers and commlttes the ensuing year PresidentA M Brunswick Vice PresidentsF H Heald and- Mrs Wright Treasurer Edwin Eads bL D Secretary Walter Collins Executive Committee A A Smythe j and Channlng Severance and the ficers Entertainment CommitteeF E Sturgis C G Muskat Mrs Brunswick Miss M A Camp Sick and Visiting Committee Mr Helen Collins Mrs S A Smyth Capt C C DeRudlo Arthur Ellw Olshausen Singleton W Davis The election was a complete reor ganlzatlon and the adoption of a con stltutlon and bylaws wherein hope to profit by the mistakes of the past The clubs foundation rests on the Nine Demands of Liberalism hnl1 Is a social literary and beneficial social Ion We have adopted two feat ures that all Freethought clubs ough to have but ninny do not and the are library and free literature and permanent skit and visiting committee which includes assistance at mations and funerals The personnel cf the club ought to carry It through hellandamnatlon and come out alive for we have on our staff one of the very best atheistical debaters In the United States and an Iconoclast writer who stands without a peer to day In the civilized world Channini Severance We have also the editor cf Higher Science and Humanitar- Ian Review a pair of hard hitter that with Mr Severance comprise a trinity that make Jehovah and his Invisable and illegitimate cohort look like thirty cents In fact then are none in our long list of members who are afraid of man God or the devil theyve all died or resigned Dr J L York that grand old mat cf Freethoughtuvhois known In ery town and hamlet on this coast rendered us valuable assistance In our reorganization and delivered a course of five lectures In which be punctured the tire of religion ant took the wind out of the sells of the church and gave us Instead tilt greatest Intellectual treat since the days of Ingersoll The Doctor is a whole paper of tacks in the straight and narrow path to which many art called but few follow and without wind the church is as helpless as a sail boat or a bicycle an object ol charity and disgust He had planned a three months campaign but owing tc the sickness of his wife was compel ed to return to his home In San Fran cisco W e are pleased to announce that he will open our fall meetings the first Sunday In October We also meet with another loss that noble woman and Indefatigable worker Mrs Marllla M Ricker who has been spending the winter with us but is about to return to her home In New Hampshire to give the natives a well merited hell for not carrying recent wonmans suffrage amend mentParties wishing to organize local clubs can get copies of our Constltu ion and Bylaws by addressing the Los Angeles Club room 215 Stlmson lock this cityWALTER COL- LINSPremiums For New Members A great many Liberals incline to unite with us but from habit cf delay do not send In their names In order to reach these as well as to stir up an interesting competition and to awaken endeavor and env iiislasm especially among our nunger members we offer the fol lowing awards the contest to close eptember 1st E M 303 The Conditions Ar- eIThe person joining must be a new member and the fee of one dollar accompanying his nnm- e2Tho names should be sent In as soon as gotte- n3The contest Is open to all old members except the President First Second and Third Vice Presidents Secretary and Treas ure- r41he contest is open to all new members Premiums To the persons securing the larg est number ofmembers we will award for First Prize Ingersolls Complete rorks Dresden Edition value 30 Second Prize Palnes Complete Wmlesvalue 1000 Third Prize Walking stick from- the Paine tree 1r R MY PRICES v For COMPARISONo D In 12301 4 Ounce Sl1vellnoSclew Cases Prepaid D o DeuberHampden 18 size Special RWay 23 Jls 32 same jls 24 New RWay 23 Jis 26 John Hancock Jls Deuber W Co 21 Jls same 17 Jis Elgin Verltas 23 Jls 29 same or No 149 150 all Jls 25 Father Tlme21 jls or new W Raymond Jls 20 Raymond 17 Jls 1850 Waltham Vanguard 23 jls 29 same jls 25 Crescent X Str Jls 20 Appleton Tracey Co Premier new 17 4 1850 same not Premier 17 Jls nickel The above guaranteed to pass Way 16IWaltham P Bartlett or Elgin justed same gilt saute Hampden Waltham or Hampden nickel 15 jls 7 Elgin or Waltham 7 jls noncatchable hairspring Hampden 7 jls gilt Standard or Century nickelJ The above In goldfilled screw cases guaranteed twenty 350 or In hunting 550 more In 25year screw cases Ing 850 more than sllverlne cases ITHE IDEAL GENTLEMANS WATCH Small size Hampden elegant artistic handchased glneburned Juergensen stylealways nice goldfilled ii case guaranteed 25 years Genl Stark 15 jls Deuber huntllgI Jls adjusted 1750 John Hancock 21 Jls extra fine open face hinged case 50 cts screw case less 4in All watches guaranteed new perfect cases latest designs hand chased no diework engraving and accompanied by mfrs and my II II guarantee pay freight and watches kept In order one year If well used II of ladles 16 size solid gold silver and other I OPtllcali I La Grange IllJ+ 11+ ++++ +++++++++ iF+ Illinois Central RailroadVERY LOW ONEWAY RATES VIA CaliforniaA-nd tf the Northwest Daily to June 15 19O3 Only 1495 Louisville to New Orleans and Return MAY 16 TO 21 INCLUSIVE Account Confederate Veterans Reunion THROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEP ERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST AND HOME SEEKERS EX CURSION RATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND WEST FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS IN EACH MONTH WRITE THE UNDERSIGNED FOR CIRCULAR DESCRIPTIVE OF LANDS IN THE SOUTH ASK LOCAL TICKET AGENTS FOR THROUGH TICK ETS AND FURTHER INFORMATION OR ADDRESS F W HARLOWDi- vision Passenger Agent Louisville Kentucky VERY LOW ONEWAY AND ROUND TRIP RATES TO THE NORTH WESTV- IA THE Northern Pacfic RailwayO- NE WAY COLONIST RATES ON SALE UNTIL JUNE 15 1903 ROUND TRIP HOMESEEKERS TICKETS ON SALE FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS APRIL MAY AND JUNE AT RATE OF ONE FARE PLUS 200 FOR ROUND TRIP FOR RATES DETAILS AND GENERAL INFORMATION WRITE TO CHARLES 5 FEEGENERAL PASSENGER AND TICKET AGENT Saint Paul MinnCorrespondence and Inquiries are given our prompt attention Fourth Prize Walking stick from Paine tree Fifth Prize History of Chris tiara Religion to year 200 by Judge B Waite Sixth Prize History of tho Chris than Hellglon to the year 200 by Judge C B Waite Seventh Prize History of the Christian Religion to the year 200 by Judge C B Waite Eighth Prize Wettsteln Gold Pin Ninth Prize Wettsteln Gold Pin Tenth Prize Wettsteln Gold Pin Elevelth prlzeDog Fennel In the Orient by Charles C Moore Twelfth prize Dog Fennel In the Orient by Charles C Moore Thirteenth Prize Dog Fennel In the Orient by Charles C Moore Fourteenth Prize Napkin ring from Paine tree Fifteenth prize Napkin ring from the Paine tree- Sixteenth prize Napkin ring from tho Paine tree- Seventeenth prize Penstock from Paine tree JlifIftI Eighteenth prize Penstock from the Paine tree- Nineteenth prize Penstock from the Paine tree- Twentieth prize Full figure par trait of Capt Get W Loyil standing by the side of Palnes chair Send all communlcatlonc direct to tho Secretary By order of the Exec olive Committee MORRIS SACHS Sec Atlas Bank Building Cincinnati Ohio ++ITS UP TO YOU to grasp the good things that como your way Read up on the money making possibilities In Missouri Kan sas Indian Territory and Texas Let us send you business chances Timely Topics rexasiGolden Square nnd other Interesting ICaty publications pertaining to tho Great Southwest Adduress Katy WalnrlgHt i Louis Mo