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T BLTJI4GIt4SSEDITE- D BLADEBY A r j TN TilE INTEREST OF GOOD MORA S rs PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAn 7V n VOL XII NO ID W fsXJ YEARtI Ildt Nsvk TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 Issue for one year SlOO In clubs of five or more cents Leif a year Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 HElve copies one year 250 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old as well as the new address en you send your subscription say whether you ire a new or old sub j scriber The address slip on the paper wills tw expiration of subscription and Ke as a receipt as the date changes Ron aa Jtho subscriber pays r p1i2Othls publication arc k a Xplratlon unless h a viibscriber The courts invariably liolda subscriber responsible publisher for the rt subscription pricedf all capers re fe celved until the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered dlscon tinued f COffice of publication 161 East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall Matter Address all communications to SLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 rI Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL i CJ believe that alcohol to a certain tfdegree demoralizes those who make Ii who sell It and those who f itr 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 44 It do not believe that anybody can iIcontemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid crime All you have to do is to think of the deaths of the suicides of the Insan J T Ity of the poverty of the ignorance of ri the distress of the little children tug 11 Iglng at the faded dresses of weeping fand despairing wives asking for of the men of genius it has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with imaginary serpents r produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of Iathe almshouses of the prisons and of scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man is prejudiced against the damned stuff called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL iKeep Church and State forever separateGrlntIn Is this gov ernment founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfleld COLLEGEofMEDIGINE rSURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully quipped Abundance of Clinical Material PEEP MODERATE Fall term opens in September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSLER M Seoy 45247 Ashland Ave Chl aa III 4 J WHO l KILLED AgathaReichlin MYSTERIOUS MURDER IN HOUSE OF A PRIEST AT LORIAN OHIO BLOOD HOUNDS TRACK A PRIEST WHO WAS VISITING IN THE HOUSE The Priest Arrested and Strongly Sus pected But Released Balance of Evidence Shows the Blood Hounds Scented Right Man Shall Priests Seduce Make Mistresses of and Kill Girls and Go Unpunished The Case of Priest OGrady Who Kill ed Mary Gilmartin in Cin cinnati Recalled Miss Agatha Relchlln sister of Father Kelchlln resident priest of La rain Ohio was murdered In her bed one night three weeks ago The cir cumstances are as follows She was housekeeper at the parsonage Her brother the priest was away for the night Another brother Caslmer was stopping at the priests residence Father Walser a priest of too Pre cious Blood society with headquart guestHismans with the key on his side Father Walser and Caslmer the brother had been drinking in the eve ning and d evar ln the house Accordimrfththplr story they retired 1 tlliotolTh6JprIeatkeptIaYery7ferocJdusTdog wits halnea near the back In the early morning about two oclock Father Walser the guest went Into the room of Caslmer the brother and waling him Informed him that burglars were in the house he Father Walser claiming that he had seen the man as he had opened the door leading between the girls room and his own and peered In with a dark lantern In his hand Excitedly the priest said What are you doing hero Get out of here as quick as you can The man then ran through an attic and Is supposed to have caped through the attic window down a ladder within ten feet of the fero cious dog The dog did not bark The questions nere arise How does it happen that the door was unlocked between the girls room and Father Walsers and why did not the dog noted for his watchfulness bark and show his usual viciousness when bur glars were setting up a ladder right under his nose The brother Caslmer after trying to get a view of the burglar but see Ing nobody went to his sisters room and found her dead and her skull looked farther and found a ladder leading from the attic window down to the ground near the fero clous dog who was as quiet as a brother ran out and telephoned to tho police Returning Father Wnl ser who seemed to be unnerved said cannot say mass tomorrow unless break my fast and have a stlmu lant As everything in the house had been emptied Caslmer took a gallon jug to a nearby saloon and got it fill ed A pint or a quart would not have been sufficient The saloonlst testified at the inquest that the Reichlins and Father Walser who frequently visited them while not hilarious were good consumers of old red eye Father Walser was pretty maudlin drunk when the police came Everything was searched and tho priest and brother told their stories of the burglar Blood hounds were sent for they were given the scent and rushed from the girls bed to that of Father Walsers They were taken outside made to smell the ladder and circled the yard time and again but struck no trailReturning to the house again they took tho scent at the girls bed and ran direct to Father Walsers room jumped oil his bed and pulled at the everything down the police found that no one seemed to know anything about burglars in the house but Fattier Walser The brother had slept soundly while Ills sister had been killed Tho vicious dog In yard which was known as a terror to tramps slept soundly The door leading from the girls room to the priests was Unlocked and open Meanwhile a crowd gathered and began to make some demonstrations against Father Walser He was placed under arrest and taken at once to jail loudly declaring his Innocence The following day the brother the priest returned and both brothers proclaimed the Innocence of Father the priest brother was not there and the other brother Casimer was soundly asleep and knew nothing byFatherthey know Father Walser to be Inno cent How do they know It Father Walser was confined in the Jail for several days during which time the premises were searched for every clue and evidence A stone cowered with blood was found In the yard below the girls window It had evidently been thrown from the win dow asu bloody mark was left on the cellar door which it had struck in falling Still the ferocious dog a few feet away who hM a penchant for tearing strangers to pieces saw nobody to bite It is very naturally to be supposed that the stone striking the cellar door would have awakened him and if a strange burglar had como down too ladder he would at least have barked No tracks were found on the ladder nor in the room or attic of the house Meanwhile It was tried to be prov- en that the girl had a lover and that he had possibly done the deed but this theory was soon exploded as It was discovered that the lover an old man who had como to see her only twice and who desired to wait on her had been in Cleveland that day and night The ladder it was claimed be longed to a neighbor who testified that ho had pot used it of late as it was too frail If burglars had carried the ladder from a neighbors into the yard what was the bad dog doing all this while Wouldnt he have barked if ho had not Intimately known the man who put that ladder up At the funeral of the girt the priest brother loudly proclaimed the innocence of Father Walser and was in suIted that the officers of the law should presume to suspicion and lock up a priest The priest and brother exhibited hardly any feeling over the death of their sister manifesting twice as much concern over the safety of Fath er Walser It was developed that Father Wal ser was arrested once before several years ago In Missouri for bad treatment of an orphan left in his charge Father Walser claimed that his arrest at that tinieXwasMueito A JPoA11pre lliU2andltha ho WIYJh fI1t rrl a to tlYmlj emus Ii lttm It was also developed that some years ago Father Reichlin brother of the dead girl went to Europe for six months leaving Father Walser In his place his sister remaining as Father Walsers housekeeper What would be thought of a Meth odist minister who would likewise leave his sister all alone Ina house with another Methodist minister What would the community think of It Under such circumstances what ever a priest does is all right what ever a Methodist minister does is all wrong No young woman could thus live alone as the housekeeper of a protestant minister without both Ing severely condemned Miss Reichlin was thirty years of age and very handsome Father Wal ser was fifty and also a handsome man As the evidence against Father Walser was entirely circumstantial strong though it was he was released from custody after an imprison ment of four days The general public including many Catholics believe him guilty and such was the feeling for awhile that only a leader was required to take him out and lynch him It is safe to say that a layman rest Ing under such suspicion would not have been released until every clue had been run down and not even them The inquest no doubt would have found most any one else guilty The officials who discharged Wal ser before every clue was run down or before public sentiment changed in his favor are to be loudly condemn ed Public sentiment then and still believe that Walser murdered the girl The feeling is the same all over tho State Would they have discharg ed any one else when suspicion point ed directly to him as the murderer No This Is an outrage upon Jus tice Every one feels that either Wai ser or Walser and Caslmer Reichlin together murdered that girl The Catholic churcH would not have a priest hung for a million of dollars anti what would a few thousand bo to that great polltlcioreliglo organiza tlon spent to cover up the crimes of a priest and misdirect Justice How quickly every clamoring mouth may be silenced How quirkily new theor ies be invented to misdirect the scent How easy to play innocence when It Is garbed with holiness Then comes its powerful political Influence its in tluenco upon the press even upon the was Agatha Reichlin The question now arises Who was Agatha Reichlin Was that her real name Was she the sister of priest Rolchlln and his brother Caslmer If so sho was sister to two of the coldestblooded unfeeling heartless brothers that ever lived These brothers seemed to have but one thought or care and that was to save the neck of priest Walser and the church from disgrace It mattered Continued on Page Three GURSE OF Christianity COUNT CASSINI CRITICALLY SURED FOR HIS COWARDLY COLUMN AGAINST CLEV IER CITIZENS tCombination of Cathedral Caprice Cruelty and Carnage Commeasur able with the Criminality f6f the Catholic Church By Morris Sachs And now comes Count Casslnl and says that he has received letters threatening his life Count Casslnl is the Russian Am bassador at Washington And why threateninghisChristians massacred the Jews at Klshlneff The readers of the Blade and the American public In general are acquainted with the horrors com mitted on that day It Is too heartrending to recount the details of that awful day Suffice to say that the good Greek Catholic Russian did not stop at anything the more cruel the deed the more his joy arid pleasure in executing it Religion has been the cause of many an outrage of many a hideous crime but never before have such atrocities been committed by mortal man When a woman a mother in Israel Is stopped on the public highways and recognizing her condition is torn open literally with a plain butchers knife Just ripped open and the un born Infant the foetus taken out from its mothers womb and dashed to the pavementI say when such a thing occurs the climax of Christian civilization has been reached And Count Cassini attempts to justi fy such Christian love and peace on earth with the statement that the charged usurous Interest and henc deserved all they got Usiiious interest more than the law a lows more than the legal rate otiinibrest Wh would pay usurous interest if hjcij obtain the same loan at a legal ft interest And whose m is J niou-s Interest H the merci preeleCatholl Rus sian does not want his fellow Chris tian to pay usurous interest all he has to do is to lend him the money at the legal rate of interest Such ac tion Would solve the problem The usurer would lose his vocation But evidently the Christian Catho lic would not lend his money to his fellow Christian Catholic He was and Is too mean to lend out his money at any price and what Is the result The taxedtodeath peasant Is com pelled to borrow money and not being able to procure the desired loan from his fellow Christian he appeals to the JewThe Jew cannot refuse I have never known a Jew to refuse anything as long as it Is in his power to grant it He advances the desired amount to his Christian neighbor hoping thereby to gain his good will Ana this steeped 1nreligion Cassini Count no account now attempts to repay the kindness of the Jew toward the taxtodeath peasant so that the Count and all his Ilk can live in luxury by justifying this wholesale mur der and debauchery with the plea that the Jews charged usurous Interest The sly Count knew he made a mistake whet he gave out that Inter view to the American press He rec ognized his mistake at once but the deed was done the Interview had been published and to rectify his error he gave out another interview that he had received threatening let ters Threatening lettersbosh No one threatened the Count The fact that he Is a Count proves that he is no ac count His life Is not worth taking and he showed his asslnlne ears when he made the statement that his life Was In danger Coward that ho Is he is attempting to gain the sympathy of the American public by this tommyrot of threaten ing letters No Count you cant fool tho American people all the time No cry for help no Invocation for sym path will Induce the American public to think that you were justified in defending your pious Catholic Chris than zealots in tormenting and killing innocent livesbe they Christian or brothers of your Jesus Christ But history repeats itself Religion has been a curse from time Immemor ial and so It will remain Christianity Instead of teaching and promulgating peace on earth has been tho direct cause of tho most horrible slaughter of Innocent lives of the most exert elating torments of savage butchery and wholesale murder Count Cassini is after all no excep tion to Christian fanatic and as long as religion prevails there will al ways be hatred Jealousy strife blood shed and murder Religion is the curse of modern civ Count brings up the pseudo charge that tho Jew is a money len der and of course Is therefore entlt led to be put to death He even as t j I sumes that the Jew in Russia demands a greater rate of interest than what is known as legal Interest and of course his death should be attended in a most horrible manner pietytruenot only receive the benediction of the Russian priest the blessings of the Russian official the good wishes of the Russian Christian peasant but will certainly bo welcomed by that bythatfor his humanitarian utterances The Count has made the accusation that the Jew is a money lender Has he specified a single case A general charge Is no charge might as well say that the Christian in Russia Is a money borrower What of It should say that here In America a man prefers to be a money lender than a money borrower and Is usually proud of the fact All the good peaceable pious Cath olic Christian in Russia has to do to stop the Jew from being a money der at legal or usurous rates of in terest is not to borrow If they must have money as they already have the land the foundation of all wealth let them borrow of their good ChrIs- tian brethren A report states that If tho Jew is willing to be baptised he can remain in Christian Russia unmolested So after all it seems that it is not a question of money lending a la questionbutcheryOh a jewel POSTAL CARDS We desire to call the attention of our readers to the postal card tem of subscription which we have adopted as a method of increasing the circulation of The Blade and causing FreeThought expedientstand For the simple outlay of 260 you can get five of these cards and Insert any name you wish and which wit be received as a certificate of a paid subscription for one year in be half of the person whose name is given on the card Another idea which is suggested and which seems to be a good one is to send in a name for two months say and atJ explra tlon of that time le aper be sgnjjo yinnthPEi so receive It for tf and on By these means m eople get- an opportunity to see Tho Blade and read It and many of them may in time become permanent subscribers Several hundred of these cards have been printed and they are now ready for distribution Try It for a season and help us to build up the circulation of The Blade so that it will rank secona to none in America This Is where The Blade ought to be If our friends will all pull together to help it along Send In your orders for the cards and see how It works WHY AM AN ATHEIST I cant write a ilowerf piece that would read well but can tell you why I am an Atheist It is because I was born that way and would so have remained but for that pumping process that besets the young mind on all sides that eternal ding donging of the rot called religion into the ten der mind of childhood until I fell from that happy state which is the natural element of all Atheism So after fifteen years of Hounder Ing around In the sloughs of supersti lion and Ignorance I have landed back on the bottom rock foundation of Atheism I have no need of a God unless It be to keep me out of the malicious hands of his dupes- have examined all the arguments- In support of the God idea have been at it for fortyfive years and find them all on a par with each other not worth the paper they were writ ten on and they only make of men criminals idiots and fools No Atheist will hate his mother father brother sister and children for all gods and saviours that were ever conceived of by all the fanatics that ever pol luted this old earth of ours- am an Atheist because have the full satisfaction of knowing all these theological teachings are absurd false and not good for mankind were they universally accepted and put Into practice by all the world- I am an Atheist for the reason that Atheists do not persecute for opinion sake and do not desire to burn any living thing and contend for absolute liberty for all am an Atheist for the further rea son that dont think any one has the moral right to waste his life In useless worship of the various gods holy vir gins and ghosts etc but ought to put in the time trying to do some good themhappythe world of tramps beggars vaga bonds and parasites that live like societyJustof treasure and blood to foster these degrading and pernicious falsehoods So I feel and know Atheism is our natural style if it were not for stuffing of those idiotic ideas Into the tender mind of childhood and thereb cloaking off all naturalism which nothing but AtheismL MANSFIELD Rowletts Ky AuPryttypputnwY HEAVEN AND HELL ARE THE INVENTIONS OF THEyt PRIEST AND PREACHER The Old Bible Rewards and Punishes i f In This World Only By Morris sachslJjtateuchnothing about future rewards or pun ment nothing about a heaven or hell nothing about a paradise or anotherworld Incidentshepronouncedpunishment was that Moses could not iMosesrdeltothepromised forgivingmercifulhim after spending forty years In awilderness after having left the jmightysufferingswhere he was compelled to eat manna didforrealizedwhy Because he made the slightest oversight in striking the stone withJspeakingtoAnd yet that God Is supposed to be lovingRats t old1lose r3sBut to revert The punishment in flirted on Moses was not eternal or temporary suffering in an unknown hell after death but the punishment was terrestial right here on this earth He Moses could not enter landforAgain you will find that world rri wne lUtli the sins of the fathers to even onlyone t r KJustmark the atrocity An innocent babe nlurefor what For the sins committed by a grandfather of great grandfather And yet that God is just Is merci lovingfattiersuch a God Due to revert Notice the punish whodlsobehereafter death but punishment on this earth of ours Here right here on this earth the righteous shall re ledtheed land and here right here the wicked shall receive their punish alatower of Babel was built a la curse on Eve and Adam because they ate an apple a la the Molls and sores of Tobto try him out a la thb de thronement of King Saul because he was displeasing a la a lawellthe whole scripture is full of such InIstances where the righteous received their reward and the wicked their punishment In this world Another Instance and this instance is not biblical but talmudlc or tab binical It will be remembered that there Is a passage in Exodus the third beak of Moses which speaks about a man being on a ladder and falling and illlng a man under him I never refer to the bible any moreIt is so senseless to say the least Well the rabbinical interpretationtof that sentence is that tho man who was killed was guilty of some crime In fact he may have killed a man in his day and had escaped justice and that Uod caused a man on a ladder to l fall and kill that guilty man under neath him and thus satisfy justice and thus punish the guilty criminal nut with talk of a jThusinterpretation man was not destined to receive his punishment in a hereafter in a hell In a fire everlasting whero the thermometer was rather a little too high but he received his just punishment right here and now Therefore say that all this talk ibout a heaven and a hell is rot it s the invention of the priest and preacher They get their pay here cannot deliver the gods here utJIthe goodygoodies in church Sunday school are not happy and con tended hence they deliver the goollsto the unsophisticated public in climes remote and in times far dis tant It is really surprising why Uncle Sam has not gone after themthepriests and preachers for obtaining unlessstheUschemes Y tvl ttf o r r BLUE GRASS BLADE 11uWhy I Am vv AnAtheistVVVYVVVvvvY i Tho Theist dogmatizes and nffirms God Tho that there Is a personal Atheist expresses disbelief In a pel sonnl God and calls upon tho Theist to provooil existence If God had never cave boennffi1nwl1 Ho could not have been devised It Is that the burden of a rule of logic a proof rest upon those who afllrm n proposition f Theists only affirm that there Is a personal God but claim that he has written Ills laws and Ills will In l book tailed the Holy Bible and given It to tho human race for their guill ance These affirmations have been made millions of times for thousnnds of years but those who affirm hnve r never complied with the rue of logIc Since only a small portion of the 11 man race has ever heard of the Dible and its contents contradict the demo onstrated laws of nature since Bible characters are the most brntal murderers immoral and unllrlnclllled In tho annals of literature ant this personal God has never given the slightest hint of Ills existence excellt In the diseased minds of ignorant nnd and fanatical religionists Since I cannot conceive of the God of the verse going Into the book business for the guidance of his creatures when a large majority of them cannot read to preservo my mental Integrity I am forced to be an Atheist Tho Theist and tho Pantheist are to my mind in the same dilemma The Pantheist says God is In every thing is the soul of the world If this Is so then God is In all the terrors ot nature He is in the good nnd In the bad in all tho imperfect and wickedness on the earth Ho suf fers with us In bodily and mental pain He denies and insults Himself in the minds of some of His creatures rovers and worships Himself in the minds of others He worries Hlmsc with the mysteries about us dies In each individual rewards Himself In Himself in llCll heaven and punishes My reason rejects such Ideas there fore I am an Atheist The Theist affirms that God Is love and takes what suits his pilI la the operations of Nature to i4pose it and leaves all things In N a ture that would disprove it severe and death are either the Ie crees of Gods or according to thelaws of Nature If life is a blessing death is n curseItIs an Incontrovertible fact tbat Nature prevents the trl umpli of death Is this a doing of God of love Or are there two Gods kind one giving lIfonnd a cnlOl rone taking It away The Theist affirms that through t llevelatlon the existence of a personal RJ Ir1n 1 in iiiv to Reason but4a3 something tt it is also an incontrovertible fact that Reason has to determine what is and what Is not revelation therefore Reason Is superior to it The deity thatChristian says to me you there is a God answer No deny that there is sufficient reason to lIe Hove that there is one and I am sorry that 1iieists have the temerity to firm that there is one The church spire of the Theist we are told points us to God Wo strain ar we see our eyes and imagination only the heavens and the sun moon and stars but no God is there We search the earth and even explore the mental realms but no God can be found Then we remember that tno Uioio which the Theist claims wa written by God says God Is past finding out No man bath seen at any time No man could look upon God and live If these things are true It Is a waste of time and an intrusion on an exalt slve deity to try and find him Yet have been told by many Christian that they have found God Buch ner propounds this pertinent question to believers In a personal God Why did not the everlasting creative er write his name In starry letters In the heavens and tics put an end all these doubts that torment the hu man mind to all these endless troversies about His existence which have caused so much pain and grlei to poor humanity groping forever the darkness Why should ho himself from us and lay snare foi our reason which inveigle us Into endless doublings How could God if He exists quiet ly witness all the sad results of this uncertainty about His own existence seeing that he could so easily put an end to them With Buchner we exclaim How could Ho This is a natural ques tion and should bo answered by those who affirm the existence of a person al God An absolute demonstration of the existence of a personal God would bring every Atheist on the face of the earth Into the Christian fold be fore the rising of another sun This one demonstration would do away with the need of missionaries for it would swing Into the Christian fold tho Chinese Japanese and Budd hists of all types who are all Atheists beside the Intellectual titans of all the i Christian nations who are pronounced Atheists and lead the march of mind The Theist simply affirms the ex istence of a personal God Tho Atheist demonstrates that thhe universe is not ruled by a capricious personal God but by infrangible laws IYThe Theist affirms that God sits upon His throne In heaven and rules the world t The scientist demonstrates that the law of measure and number rules in the changeful hosts of the stars as It does in the brain of man The Theist affirms that the throne of his personal God Is a mercy seat In face I rTTTTTTTTTTTTTYTTTTTTYTT of the fact that there Is not one n ing creature in the universe that Is not n sufferer yet tho Theist serts that God doth all things well When the Atheist asks tho reason wiry this world Is filled with suffering sorrow tragedy and catastrophe coin ed from the brain and heart of human ity the Theist quotes his Bible lie that preaches any other Gospel let him be accursed Those mine ene mles which would not that I should reign over them bring hither and slay them before me The earth has been deluged with tears and blood devastated by fire blood and tho sword and wrinklt with graves yet the Theists personal God of love has ever been deaf dumb and blind to the terrors and tragedies of tho centuries For this reason if for no other I nm an AUle 1st The Theist affirms that Atheism Is a bloody and ferocious belief In fnce of the facts that Theism has the bloodiest rcccird In the annals of time that the Atheistical nations novel waged war on other nations and that Christian nations are now armed to the teeth and the newly made grnves in China the Phlllptnes and South Africa attest the brutality and ferocity of Thelstlcal nations For this reason I am an Atheist The Theist says It is dangerous for Atheism to corrupt the minds of chl dren In face of the fact that pernl claus Christian teaching has turned this world Into a jarring battle field and n slaughter house and our prisons and scaffolds swarm with believers in a personal God For this reason I am nn Atheist The Theist asserts that to doubt or deny the existence otn personal God Is shocking to his feelings Ignoring the fact that tho assertions of the Theist about his personal God with His vicarious atonement heaven hell and His decree that there is not one good human being on the earth and that all deserve eternal punishment and would receive It but for tile icacy of the blood of a slain God are socking In the extreme to Atheist Tho Theist says to the Atheist Ah when you come to die you wish you were a Christian Can it be that accepting the thing against which my reason revolts and denying to others the mental libert clalni for myself will give mo pent In my dying hour If to do this Is to be a Christian may I not die the death of the righteous or my last end be like his I am an Atheist because I recognize that the human mind has always been threatened by gloomy dogmas and Its llbe sailed and because thepoor ofl fcgfL systematically robbed to v ythlral To m nine nlsery llOuldrDffTUIe elate p en If Gods exchequer ha to remain empty If as is claimer The earth is the Lords and the full ness thereof He does not need the devotion dollars or dimes of his suf ferlng creatures For all these aud many more reasons I am an Atheist For my difference in opinion from the Theist upon the question of God offer no apology I make no contract to think as He does and I am undo 10 obligation to do so But I am ever open to conviction and conversion Yet until the existence of a personal God is demonstrated my convictions force me to remain an Atheist JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky +WHY AM AN ATHEIST am asked to give my reasons for elng an Atheist or Freethinker Will iay never could believe those silly clerg and foolish Bible stories The clorg told me to pray and God would manifest himself to me I tried that but no manifestation They lied to me That started me to doubting their hoi ness They were holy liars About twentyfive years ago two lormon cocks came along They claimed God told Joe Smith to save the people by soaking washing oil lng dressing them different from the old style listened to them and they told me If I would repent of my sins and let them duck me and lay their rods on me would receive the holy shadow or ghost I did so and re elved nothing and they told me a oly lie I stayed with them about eight years praying 5 times a day and got no benefit This is the only crime am guilty of They wanted me to lie and say the gospel was true No I could not do that I could but would not remembered the story of the sideshow A vlng curiosity a horse with his tall where his head ought to be tied his taU to a manger Most of the ple got fooled and want to fool some other fool The Mormons are as good as other brand of Christians The Elders are called of God as was Aaron Ther travel without purse or scrip God calls them to preach and the dev pays their board bill while preach- Ing and the simple reason I am a Free thlnlwr is there is no good in any- that have tried and the kind tried as as fresh from God as any GEO J WHEELER Logan Utah Making A Country Home Interests everyone Tho M K doesnt claim a clear recepe but its bllcatlons treat of the enormous growth of fruit culture In East Texas tho moneymaking possibilities in tho- gns oil lead nail zinc regions of Issouri and Kansas and the delightful climate of Texas and Old Mexico- Asic for them Address KATY 514 Wainwright Bldg St Louis Mo The Blade In clubs or five or more is now reduced to 50 cents each IN VAA AAAIIoTTTTTTT TTTTT ILTTTTTTTTTTTTTT Yi THE PET OF THE HOME Dorothy Dlx in N 0 pICaIIrie- In Toledo Ohio the Intercsthlg question of what a married womlln has a right to have any pet exceijt hor husband is to bo settled by law In that city n man has brought sl1lt against his wife for divorce allogli that the cat had allenlated her nffc c tlons and that she devotes thetlmo to fondling pussy that she spend In petting and caressing him The outcome of this case will be enormously Important to all women for If It bo established that in nlell tlon to honoring and obeying her band a wife is also legally bound tl mako a pet of him It greatly con1l1l crates matrimony which already hac a sufficient number of snags in It Heretofore as long as a womans was a quadruped instead of a btlCd husbands have been content to rppu nreltywife will be sure of her Job Before however It be decided thnt a wife has no right to any pet except her husband justice demands that It be ascertained that ho Isa pqtabl creature Unfortunately UilBlg not the case with all husbands There are mengood upright menwho are ad mlrable husbands and providers but whom no ono could pet without get ting frost bitten and there are other who are about as safe to pet as It would be to pet a sore headed bear on the raw spot Many a woman who marries with the laudable intention of malting her husband a pot has to set up a poodle or canary birth as a substitute for It Is one of tho jarring experiences of matrimony to find out that the little ways tint your tweet heart considered cute your husban brands as Idiotic and that the mall who before marriage yearned to port your fairylike form by tho hour after marriage complains of you welgth If you happen to lean against himMoreover If It he established that a husband is entitled to lip the snle household pet he should be requlrei to show that he keeps himself in a caressable attitude Does he chirrup like the canary when his wife proaches him Does he kiss her ham and follow her footsteps like leer do voted dog Does he purr when she strokes the hair upon hs brow like her cat Or does he when wit attempts to tickle him under the tell her that she Is mussing lar and when she asks Mm pos lucky is oo dlscoiiraglntly rotor For heavens sake shut unJm try Ing to read the stock mark t Thorn st be tho reclproslty ofapprccia Wtlon at least In petUh 4nd iLi fliethudistfrietile spirit to reedy i g No matter though whether a wife Is legally bound to make her husband a pet or not there is practically no doubt about the expediency of her do ing it You couldnt drag the admission out ora man with wild horses but its Just this deslro to bo petted hat lures more men Into matrimony lion anything lose jn the world and explain why the little fool woman with carresslng ways can marry six times to the strongminded womans one No matter how Intelligent a man Is matter how great his achievements In the world no matter how stern md dignified he Is to the public he wants some woman to make a baby of him to pet and caress him to talL lonsense to himto much him as lomely New England people say It Is tho eternal child that exists far deeper In a mans nature that It does In a womans and any wife who fails to take account of It with dealing with her husband maUes the mistake of her life When the light of the honeymoon begins to fade on the domestic horl zon the wife like the husband generally settles down to the hard and pro slnc facts of life She cuts out the petting and the mucking because she thinks that John Is too much oc upied with business to notice or care and In this she commits a deadly er 101 Nobody who had been tdon pie can come down to plain bred and hut tel without knowing the difference We laugh wen we read In the ac lint the breach of promise suit at some elderly fat bald hardheaded lUan of affairs signing himself Baby rating or Ducky tiaddle or Little Boy Blue or something else qually insane and silly but it Is the woman who knows enough to know that no man over gets too old to want to be petted who walks off with the money The children of this world could give a good many tips to too children of light if only the saints had gumption enough to take them Tho spectacle anyway of the an unduly fond of her dog or cat or canary is a pathetic one for It tells of a lonely heart wasting Its affec tlonsin a world that is hungry for love and any movement that would establish tho husband as the pet the home would make for universal happiness Certainly there are few old maids who wouldnt be glad to trade off their cats for a nice kind pettablo husband and If you dont believe this- just ask them Chicago Chronicle Ono of tho valued posseslons of the- lato Stuart Robson was a collection of rapbooks compiled by tho comedian with great care They did not contain press clippings either Mr Robson was a radical freethinker and he neglected no opportunity to point out- what he considered the unworthiness at the clergy He cut out all the Je- ports of their misdeeds that appeared In the newspapers and for a number t tt E of years he added theso clippings slduously to his collection The crall books Increased so much In liwjlc at last that he was compelled to give the tnsk But ho was always proull of the monument that he had mtlcd to his opinions footWebster City Ia May 27 I enclose for reprint the followlr article which appeared In the Iii llton county Journal Tho recommendation to Teach Boys to Shoot Is tl fair example of the articles lloodli the press of the country and ItIeplng at fever heat the deslro to kill our fellows This sentiment can never he eradicated while the belief in the vicarious atonement of Christian prevails The Blade Club and all writers for the press among us shoul protest in either great or small publ cations at every opportunity TEACH THEM TO SHOOT To Editor Journal rTho abov teals nn article m tho May 15th Issue of tho Journal which says nn effort Is being made by members of tho Na tlonal Guard of Washington Det- o have the matter of rlllo practic taken up by tho young men of tho local schools Instead of spending all their time and energy on base ball foot hall and other sports We are to Infer from this that the sports indulged for pleasure mill pas time are to be superceded by tralnlnj In rifle practice with avowed dec laratlon that wo arc to steady our nerve that we may do better exec tlon In slaying the men of other no tions that wo are to train our ecs to locate anti pierce without tho tremor of a muscle the heart of other mothers sons as deserving of life as oursHhat we are to bo prepared to participate in scenes of carnage with a leer of triumph Instead of a tear of pity and hear Unmoved walls of anguished victims we have slain The argument of tho construction of armament and physical preparatlor makes for peace Is without force for such preparation Is at once matche by other nations and the constant sharpening of teeth and claws Inovlt ably results In a disastrous war The past has shown us that the citizen dier has done efficient work in defend- Ing the home so why should we with hold billions of dollars yearly from the Industrial pursuits for the purpose of supplying and teaching to operate the great unwleldly steelclad battleships monster disappearing can non which Is wrecked after a few shots and the brands of Indvldual terns which are constantly being hanged How truly has Logfellow said Were half the power that fills the world with terror Were half thoworld bestowed on rn 1IIPUJ Given to redeem human mind from error There wero no needs of arsenals and forts What we need is a movement for constructive armies instead of tractive ones Tho military heroes should not bo unduly praised while the men who add to the sum of hu man happiness in tho Industrial and economic field receive no recognition The movement to Introduce rifle practice In the schools Is only an entering wedge to the compulsory Itary service of the old world and should be discountenanced by the peo leWo are told thatLet a boy grow up with a gun in his hand o will Invariably be a crack shot Yes tho feuds of the South prove the spirants for such honors to be not inly quick on tho trigger but they Invariably kill their man The cow nmcher pulls and fires with neatness and dispatch Tho train robber an plug the bulls eye every time and the man who shoots his wife has had an acquaintance with a gun Jut none of these crack shots are icneflttlng society or their victims As well tiny teach the girls to shot that they may be able to do likewise No let the harmless sports continue and let us spend the time and energy and money used in preparation and actual military service In seeking to solo tho problems of life Lo us disabuse the mind of tho Inhuman Cal lacy that to be great we must murder other peoples Le us seek for the secrets of naturo which endow man with a sound body and progressive ilnd Let us strike from distorted nits the fetters of tradition and fur nlsh a clear title to natures resources every human being by malting the waste places of the earth to bios som like tho rose The energy and treasure devoted to war would accomplish many reforms and dethrone the avago Instinct In the race but so long as warlike Ideals are perpetuated and examples In practice continued universal peace will bo Impossible The secretary of war Is out of his latitude In backing the movement to take up retie practice in local schools The patriotic citizens of a nation are not always the warlike ones HARRIET M CLOSZ IWorlds Fair St Louis 1904 you are going to visit the- Ir You want to see what it will jok like We have a beautiful hlrd- seo view 18x30 Incites which will sent on receipt of cents silver or stUJllps Adress GEORGE MORTON P A The Katy Box 911 St Louis Mo ++Bag of has Immeasurable attraction for any- ono Let send you atttractlve Katy publications which will Interest you The Golden Square Timely Topics Old Mexico and others Freefor tho asking AddressKATY 612 Walnwrjght Bldg Si Louis Mo ji2gH CincinnatiIand Return SUNDAY JUNE 7 ViaiQUEEN CRESCENT i AsK Ticket Agent for Particulars PremiumsFor Members A great many 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llTslory of the Christian Religion to the year 200 by Judge C Waite Seventh Prize History of the Christian Religion to tho year 200 by Judge C B Waite Eighth Prize Wettsteln Gold Pin Ninth Prize Wettstein Gold Pin Tenth Prize Wettstoln Gold Pin Elevelth prize Dog Fennel in the Orient by Charles C Moore Twelfth prize Dog Fennel In vho Orient by Charles C Moore Thirteenth Prize Dog Fennel In he Orient by Charles C Moore Fourteenth Prize Napkin ring from the Pnlne tree Fifteenth prize Napkin ring from the Paine tree- SixteenthprlzeNallldn ring from tho Paine tree- Seventeenth prize Penstock from nine tree- Eighteenth prize Penstock from the Paine tree- Nineteenth prize Penstock from the Paine treo- Twentieth prize Full figure trait of Capt Geo W Loyd standing by the side of Palnes chair Send all communlcatlonc direct to the Secretary By order of the Exec Live Committee MORRIS SACHS Sec Atlas Bank Building Cincinnati Ohio WHY AM AN ATHEIST Because am In love with truth Nature tells me all about It am shamed of my pedigree Nearly of my ancestors wero poor blind fools dont like a living dwelling murderous daddy Any man who reads tho Bible and does not become anAthelstj appears to me to be very Weak ed i degenerate11ten murder Qf anal nod Ho to get it Men inuniifac t jtheyHe dont show himself to his people only to a few chosen ones and they U1 can only converse with him In die guise I dont want a coward for a godjNature speaks openfaced to all listen To be good is to do good No mythical god can make me any li VA Nature will In course of tlmeim prove all things It told me so I love to commune with nature It told me It brought my mother and father here before me It made me also it takes care of me furnishes all of my pleasures and enjoyments It Is going to take me back to Its bosom after I have worn myself out It holds no j judgment over my good or bad behaviors It has no counterpart a devil It Is all in all and nothing naII want to feel good I study ture Mans Imaginary creations make me sick I cannot see them I want to see all I want to believe Man Is a wonderful animal He travels across land water and even through the nit Nature taueht him how to do It Scripture only tells us how to become murderers griping craving raping murderous miscreants I dont want to make money to buy myself a place outside of natures world I dont like the Idea of having my mother take a back seat She suffered and centiI llke to see every one have eq jar j lghtsas nature mends they she Jaturd gives 1irap3rt3r crsome thats all the Inequnlltle iiti ed I dont want representatives imaginary gods and sovereign rulers over mankind I want them all to raise their own potatoes- I think this enough to explain why I am an Atheist I cant climb much and would be scared to death I had to climb a golden ladder I might lose my specks and slip and thenwell six feet below the surface the ground Is drop enough for me A WAGNER Lexington KyIWe Cant Tell Your Fortune but we have publications that 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then was choken out of her Wo all know that when a takes his vow ho leaves his and all the world behind him the law and tho government Ing to him Ho Is first last ways a Roman Father and and sister are nothing to him very lives aro nothing to him sacrifice ho for tho good churcn or to save It from To this extent then the Relchlln but played an But what Is to be thought brothers Think of a brother looking battered face of a dead then throwing his arms strongly suspected murderer loudly proclaiming against any blllty of his guilt and this fore he had made any for himself But Was She the Priests All priests must have a er They have nuns galore all them and it would hardly seem sary that they havo a fine bust young girl for a who In nearly every case Is their sister It may be that Agatha the real sister of the priest Impossible but very improbable tors seldom have such brothers Brothers do not go Europe and stay for half a Ing their sister as housekeeper other priest these two tho house alone Brothers do pose their sisters to such bb situations Brothers some regard for their sisters and good name Who Was Agatha Relchlin It has been given out by some newspapers that she was not ter but a cousin of priest a cousin why pass her off as a German or Irish The pictures published of man are typically Irish and trace of a German descent- If her real name was looked as though It might tORelliey It Is said she was always are fine Priests looking seen no Instance in the press the history of Agatha been traced These brothers U said their sister and that is all dence that she was their surely had other relations wide earth Whero are they If It had been any one else suppose that the newspapers would have they had traced every hers The mystery remains Who Was Agatha JFtelchlln 3 f ssine one ot those waifs sheltered In orphan who are taught to look upon as God Almighty and who t1thatlooking keepers often become their In cases of crime like this mystery mantles it with priest Relchlln must be made the general odium and which the public holds well known relations of their sister housekeepers It is in justice to the public the girl herself that her established And if she was the sister of priest Relchlln ho would leave her alone in with another priest for a half then Indeed we behold a stance of the sacred sham rtiptlon of the priesthood- Justice to the Dead To thus express doubt of tity of this woman In view of plclous relations existing priests and good looking ers cannot be regarded as but rather as Justice to the Girls thus inveigled Into tlon of housekeeper to those whose minds nre abused erstition and who are made have that a priest can do no that his person Is sacred relation with him Is a sacred she be one of these abused tunate girls then all the more wtce done In tho Interest of good name that this pointed out If she be one whose mlndi has thus been childhood the public will of all wrong and point the guilt to the real criminals t The Blood Hounds Tracked Every circumstance points Walser as the murderer of Relchlln with Cnsimer probable accessory These t In the house and had been heavily No one oxcept ser had seen any one in tho The vicious dog which tramp escape saw no one The stone which was used i tho door open and which was to kill the girl was thrown one from a second story low Some one familiar with itlence of that stone In the have to know of the presence of lie goes armed with other with knife pistol and t which vicious to work defend himself and Who Then Killed Agatha J Is it not possible that Relchlln who was familiar neighborhood knew of the 4JonglUg to a neighbor nod f and put It up himself extreme anxiety to shield rsor after the discovery shows take every precaution him and cover suspicion Iiloported the murder n points to the j r r ki 1 Z lb Caslmer Relchlln went to the yard and got his ladder It up against the house to Indlcat robbers hail gained entry and divert suspicion from the real Whoever put that ladder Vas on tho most friendly terms that vicious dog whom tho say was given to waken tho when prowelers camo at night And who could be open to this suspicion than Cas Relchlln Let Them Uo with all this evidence before eyes priest Walser was let gc all kinds of talk and theories to misdirect suspicion from Walser was a holy man and do no wrong It was an Insult t this holy mant old fighter and drunkard went drunk and after the crlme his companion out for a giillon of as he was too unnerved to mass next day No wonder he unnerved do good Catholics more their gullibility than their that a priest can commit Most priests are drunkards appear upon the streets sober true but their redbloated face that they go to bed drunk as priest Walser Whisky and crime together just as much with theI as with poor Pat If any Irish reads this and It makes him an as It always does to hear a priestI just stop and Imagine what be done with you under the suspicion Would tho church you out Would It spend nnj to save your neck Would and set In motion all of Its machinery to effect your poor Pat would go to jail and there and would be convicted why should you smother the of priest Walser against one like yourself a housekeeper and and cleaner to a gang of drun who live high and drink deer our expense Priests Murder People and Unpunished id a serious question and ef the stability of this government want to drift back to the past of France Italy and Spain be compelled to expel these one of government even as they art case of priest Walser Is parall that of Priest QGrady killed a young woman In Cln several years ago and escaped by the connivance of the Priest OGrady was a native Ireland One of his parishioner left her only child Mary Oil In the care of OGrady In he seduced the child making believe that It was a duty she him When she grew older and that such relations were look upon asi Immoral she protested was forced to cohabit with him escape him she came to New York place OGrady followed her she went to Clnclnnatl Stisl tilt pursued her Meeting her on street near her home he demand that she resume relations with Upon her refusal he shot her them poured more lead Into her body and stamped her In face was arrested and sent to jail few days he took sick When his for trial came he was carried In court ona stretcher a disgust looking wretch slobbering at the and looking like an idiot court ordered him taken to the hospital Here he continued to soap and act the Idiot In the of time he was declared In and sent to the asylum He re there two years never at any showing any symptom of Insanl Ho was made to understand that charge of Insanity menat his ulti release He got better at once took any treatment while there the superintendent of the asy demanded that something be done him as he was sane and always been sane a big political private discus It was concluded to let him out make It appear through the pa that he had effected his escape offer big rewards for him superintendent of the asylum him to get out and ho ran the streets of Cincinnati for before the papers took the up This was to give him time his escape Any number of saw him and several gave a kick and prdered him to keep their beat the papers came out in big and big rewards were of and It was reported that he had seen in different places In Ohio Kentucky and that detectives been sent to apprehendl him In fact the detectives did not go and the Cincinnati police were by their chief to let OGrady and not to apprehend him became of him Is not but without a doubt the h got a hold of him concealed for a time and sent him hack to poor Pat what would they done with you In such a case Mary Gllmartln was thin of a poor Irish widowruined then murdered on the open at the very noon hour and murderer went free do you think of It What do think of It people of Loraln you been Just as blind In do Justice havent you been Just as In conscience and duty as corrupt courts of Cincinnati you played Into the hands of politics dominated by a sup which Is fast gaining in the balance of power upon Shame upon all Catholics and there are many people among them who thus the murder of Agatha Reich to go unavenged Do you desire ttiM lI T1 to bo known as people who would do feat justice and conceal crime Do You Want Murderers Drunkards and Seducers for Your Priests Do you expect a religion which cov Ors up thin crimes of those selected- give to advice and example to the respect of the world at large When you do this do you wonder that the world at large looks upon the Catholic organization with trust and fear Do you wonder that Catholics themselves as In Franc Spain Mexico and Brazil are drawing the lines on the corrupt priesthood Take this lesson to heart If yoi would be respected yourself and have your religion respected then see to it that your priests are sober tempoi ate moral men see to It that those who proclaim virtue most shall prac tlce It most Do you put up your good money for drunken orgies of men who command you yourselves to sobriety When you see a priest with a fine looking young housekeep er like Mary Gllmartln who Is passed as the priests sister see to It tltat she In fact his sister By doing so you may prevent a murder and protect your religion from disgrace People of Loraln You stand convicted by the general public of being weak lax and ndlffer ent to conscience law and duty It Is up to you to run down the murder er of Agatha Relchlln Correct tin mistake you were so weak as to make Bring Walser back and hold him untilI very suspicion against him Is dls polled Why do you niche yourselves ridiculous by running around hunting up unlikely clues and suspects when tho real culprit Is apparent to overj ono Has It come to pass in this country that the Catholic priesthood not amenable to the law That they can seduce make mistresses of and kill girls and go unpunished- print this in this remote paper foi the reason that no home paper foi political and other reasons has theI courage and manhood and patriotism to print just what the great majority 3i the public hero believe to be the us have justlco done in thisI aseConflicting Medical Testimony The corour a the Inquest hat no other marksof violence were found upon the body except those made by the stone Some days after her burial it was noised about that two other physicians who had exam- Ined tho body declared that they saw linger marks on her throat This led to the exhumation of the body and es tabllshlng the fact that she had been poked It also strengthens the suspicion that the officials connected with the case are lending their assis tance to covering up things This tes lmony Is extremely Important What Would a bjer Do Would a robber enter a house seek he room of a woman and proceed to hoke her to Insensibility then hunt- a stone in the dark to kill her with this the way robbers go at their work Would he look for valuables In thin rooom ofa housekeeper How loos It come that he could accomplish ill this and not be heard b Caslmer 3clehllh and priest Walser In adjpln ng rooms What motive could have In killing the girl unless she- had discovered him And when a wo nan discovers a burglar does she lot Instantly scream The evidence shows that the girl was approached In her sleep choker to insensibility and then her skull md face were caved In with the stone which was used to prop the door open How did the robber know the stone was there Would a robber enter a house depending upon finding a stone to defend himself with or would he Instead carry a sand bag or slung sot Having these would he use a tone This part of the story Is ridiculously llmsy and to the public at large It looks very queer that the officers of the law should give It the least cred nee Another Flimsy Story A piece of a necklace has been oundi along the railroad some miles from Lorain It Is thought that It Is part of a necklace belonging to Igatha Relchlln and that thin robber throw It from the car window If this remnant of a necklace can be Identified as having belonged to Aga ha Relchlln It Is claimed that this wll prove beyond a doubt that her murderer was a robber Not a bit of it Nothing could be easier than to tale several pieces of property belong- Ing to Agatha Relchlln and scatter them out along the railroad where hey may be found Does It not pear that In the hurry to let priest Valser escape that new theories havo had to be Invented to direct public at entlon from the priest Would a ber take a piece of worthless neck lace Would he kill a woman to get Itl A robber never enters a house without knowing Its occupants Would he look for a cheap necklace of a servant or for the watches and cket books of thin men Such gossament inventions exhibit the desperation of those who to all ppearance are endeavoring to cover tho tracks of thin real murderer who was evidently not a robber for- ho took nothing and besides exhibited none of the caution of a burglar Sifting the Evidence After all tho evidence is sifted down suspicion still points strongly to priest Walser or to Caslmer Reich IIn or to both conjointly Nothing can be plainer that this fact that the mur lerer was familiar to that dog and also with the presence of that stone In the house It Is preposterous to suppose that a burglar know of that stone or that he would enter a house so unprepared us to need Motive for the Crime A reasonable motive Is the first step to be discovered In all cases of criminal suspicion like this If priest Wnlser killed the girl what then could havo been his motive Would a priest kill anybody Has he passions like other men Does he get drunk Has he love affairs Does jealousy torment him These are questions easily answer t X t Tho plainest of all motives IsI apparent What was tho motleof OJGrady for killing Mary Gllmartli In this case It was a lovo affair list jealousy and vicIousness and In the Relchlln affair a part or all of theso causes may be suspected Or agaIn the girl may have threatened exposure of Walser for Improper advanci the robber theory has been oxplolded thero remains nothing to do but to fall back upon the original suspicion anti point to a reasonabfo public mind Is pretty well satls fled as to who killed the girl and try as the detectives may be chasing Ima glnary robbers they do not and not alter public opinion hut rather render themselves ridiculous bytracl ing where there Is no scent Everything rlxed Priest Walser sends word that he Is willing to return to Loraln at an time to testify In regard to the case- n brlest Walser had been a man jealous of his reputation he woud not have left Loraln as long as suspicion rested so strongly against him Innocence never fears to face suspicion Why did Walser hustle away as soon as he was released It Is safe to say that he will not return to Loraln before all Is fixed before some half wa plausible clue Is Invented diverting suspicion upon some one else And he will not be asked to return until some ono else is Indicted and nlnetynln chances In a hundred an innocent person Thin detectives are at the end of their string Look out for manufactured ovldenceIOGrady Case Repeated It looks very much as though the contemptible legal proceedings of Ule Grady case are to be repated In tills Good peoples of all classes and Catholics In particular what do you think of It In tho sight of God and man should not justice extend to tho lowly and ramble as to honored and pow arful Are not orphan girls like Mary 3llmartan and Agatha Relchlln entil led to as much protection from the law as drunken lustful murderous the Catholic church afford go on record as shielding the crimes af Its clergy Would it not have been more to Its credit if it had come out lioldly and denounced OGrady and said you must pay the penalty for the commission of this crime and thus have shown that it Is on the side of aw and order and virtue and the tector of the homeless orphan- In all the criminal history of Amer- Ica there was Never a case presenting such villainy such coldblooded heartlessness as that of OGrady and never lid the law cower and humble Itself before ecclesiasticism as in that case Talk about justice about the majest jf the law Why It got down on Its jelly squirming in the dust at the feet of a religious vote Why should one continue to hare esect for the law Of what use are courts when they conspire tc defeat asticef To uphold UlestrlJng POWQrfUlagl1 t the weak and poor Vlioro viiiy fcolito find t44 anal item the mat ffno stands for no law Where are his haunts Will you find lira most frequently In the tenement orulon the bench In the crowded court For OGrady there was no law For Walser It would appear that it not Intended there shall be any Whal Is this but anarchy How after this can the clergy and religious people lave the face to defame and denounce lolaters of the law of any character The voices of Mary Gllmartln and Igatha ReIchlin cry out of thel raves to all the world for Justice and protection to all orphan girls like to themselves Is there law for Innocence and tue for the fatherless mud motherless as well as for those of llgnlty and power Every honorable Catholic ery good citizen without prejudice political or religious will say let the- law rise In Its majesty if It be lunge icssessed of majesty and let Justice be doneJUSIICEElyria Ohio WHY AM AN ATHEIST An Atheist Is a non beneter In an IntellIgent and supreme being who rules the universe One reason am an Atheist Is that there Is nc tangible evidence either In history 01 nature to sustain such a belief Civ llzation has diseased all gods except the Jewish Jehovah and according tc the only historical description of that God he could not have existed ant possessed the qualities ascribed to him for It Is claimed that many many wonderful things he did He created the earth and man to Inhabit It In ah lays which every Informed person knowS to be absolutely false Now If title Jehovah claims he dlt this as according to Genesis he Is truthful and unreliable but If IK does not make the false claim and has towed the falsehood to stand uncon radlcted for centuries to mislead the leoplo of the world he has been play Ing the gay deceiver if not the part of a whlcn contention we may the only historical evidence we have of a God Is absolutely unreliable and not to be taken into consideration Therefore this Is my first reason or why I am an Atheist Another strengthenlngreasonfor faith that is in me is that have no alked with n God believer In twenty lye years who believed in the original Jewish Jehovah which shows that in elllgent people as they begin to use their reason are gradually througl llfferentiatlon shaking off the old Got Idea Those that talk with have en Irely discarded the old original Jeho vall with his physical being and pos icssed of all the vices of man and have differentiated him Into a divine issenco or holy spirit whatever that nay Jieand havo given him all the virtues of humanity besides Infinitude imnlscence etc By what authority or what process reasoning they have thus changed their creator of the universe they an not able to satisfactorily explain t me and betngan iconoclast and morE disposed totear down Idols than zrl ta build them up Is another reason why am an Atheist A supreme being would be possess ed with Intelligence All Intelllgenc Is the result of a nervous systeir A nervous system Is the result of a physical organization and all organize tlons are the result of the accretion of particles of mntter around a mon center from an Inherent principle In matter and all of these condl lions are the result of thin conllnun change of the particles of matter and as change is finitude there can be Infinite intelligence or power derived from Intelligence And moreover In lelllgence Is limited In its action to Immediate surroundings because it finite All the Intelligence of the earth concentrated could not reach the man If the above premises are correct It absolutely precludes the poslblllty of a supreme being and so this Is an other reason why am an Atheist lint one more Benson and will de slat Lately there has been discover ed a creative or formative principle in matter which Is satisfactory to mot Inquiring minds and which of course obviates the necessity of a supreme being for that special purpose which when generally known will quiet the nervous agitation of the average God believer when he confronts the ques tlon of how ho and all other things got here If there was no one greater than he to have made him and other things But being a believer in the creative principle In nature and the nonbeliever in the differentiated God of tic masses is my last reason to give why am an Atheist II C Atlanta Ga An Open Letterof TO SUSAN ANTHONY MADI SON ST ROCHESTER NEW YORK My Dear Friend wish through the columns of the Blade to express my thanks to you for tile fourth volume the History of Woman Suffrage just received from you The affectionate Inscription written by your dear hand Will ever be greatly prized by me and the book will be of Immense value to me In my work wnlch I shall use In my feeble effort to secure womans complete emancipation and when pass on will request that it be placed in the public library of my town You know and I know that this will never be a good world to live In until women and men stand on a per fect equality To my mind woman can never be free until the Iron hand of ecclesiasticism Is removed from her brain and heart Our beloved and lamented Elizabeth Cady Stanton was of the same opin ion The last year of her e see were In constant correspoadj and close frlenilfr s HI St auto anil Athony are the grf Ht heroines of history because they stnick for the liberty of half the human race Your work and example have been the Inspiration of my life Hoping all good and only good to you and yours and victory for our cause I remain ever your grateful and loyal friend and K HENRY Versailles Ky May 30th 303 The Earth and the Man have close relations and Farming 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to their address for ten eenl n Blvlnscausesnirlnymptomsofthecom wartAppitrntio nposItive ruretbe rem or the in of JtSayDr Fellows has cured so many advanced and difficult of a private nature which were looked upon incurable that he is now considered far and near as the most reliable and trust physician in his specialty Editor t American Jorrnarojflralr5- 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 suc cessfully He Is wellknown as a nounced advocate In all lines of free profession THE BEST LANE Chiea F r1f1l3ImiI U y BLUE GRASS BLADE IiiIIiiTI I DR BARNES ADVOCATES SOCIALISM AND ARCHY As man relaxes his faith In forco ho has more faith In persuasion lIre cept and example So long as wo depend on prohibition by coercion to strain men from evil wo caro less and depend less upon our own exam plo to lead tho feeble minded aright Men will go Into a saloon to drink reo gardless of the example he sets to the young for he says we have a law against minors going Into such lliaces In the absence of coercion of man made laws mutual cooperation or voluntaryism would as surely result as that day follows night Man Is social being and as Paine said Ule mutual dependence and reciprocal In terst man has In man would create a great chain of connection to hold us true socialism must be unrestrained There can be no such thing as a social state In tho true meaning of the term Socialism must be voluntary State Socialism Is what Spencer calls the coming slavery Our government now Is stato Socialistic Take our army and navy our elemosyo nary Institutions our llarls our schools our fire and water departments our streets roads bridges etc and observo how carelessly and pensively they are managed The abolition of the State would not abolish society As Paine sas In his Common Sense Same writers have so confounded society with government as to leave little or no distinction between them whereas they are not only different but have different origins Society Is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness The one encourages In tercourse the other creates dlstlnc tlons Government like dress Is the badge of lost Innocence The love of approbation or distinction prompts most of our acts Ien do not work for bread and clothing alone they work for distinction for the approbation of their fellows Few men can distinguish themsoves as poets philosophers orators or musicians but since riches distinguishes a man more than anything else and It does not take so great a mind to get rich more men seek riches Dut true greatness does not consist of riches except with Ignorant slaves The Southern slave whose master owned a hundred negroes felt proud of his masters greatness and tantalized other negroes whose masters own ed but ten just as poor white slaves are proud of a millionaire in their neighborhood It Is a hopeful sign however to see Hugo mourned by more people than was Napoleon and Altgcld more than Pullman and Greely more than Vanderbilt As lhe world Is enlightened true greatness IJsappreciated The greatest good t ever done In tho world was done not 11rof1r distinction Did Franklin Morse Ed ison or Tesla experiment and bring forth their great discoveries for money Their love of money was no inducement compared with their love Vofscience So with all discoveries In sciences and Inventors of machinery Neither does government assist In discoveries to any great extents It questionable whether the abolition of patent laws would check Inventions or discoveries in the sciences superIlorsthe superior classes Even a pet mono key will get jealous if its master bestows his affections on his children Many lower animals may bo taught clover tricks In Imitation of man l1r kind treatment through their love of approbation The worst boys In our village will dress as conventionally as their purse will bear to appear well to their superiors And the worRt boys I konw will If approached lelnd ly do mo a favor when requested aud refuse pay for It All men have a good side to them which alone would bo appealed to In a free society co operative voluntaryism It Is hopefi i to see the many efforts at cooper tlon Independent of government The Labor Exchange a society absolut ly independent of nil government anti legal tender mosey for Instance The i runny voluntary societies benevolei and pecuniary independent of fore is a good sign In a mutual society where govern ment nail Its hoards of nonproducin officers and soldiers are turned Into producers and where nearly half thl labor now expended would be useless two hours of labor from each wool produce moro useful wealth each day than Is now produced Then person could choose their vocation and their labor would be a recreation and man would work many hours through love of the vocation Then it would be con ventional to work and no one could bravo the odium of society by reCus1 ing to be productive of good Now the supposed best people do not worh and those who do are overworked till It becomes irksome and to be shunned as disgraceful In a free society who would volun teer to make whiskey and weapons of warfare They are now made and sold for money I have talked with many saloon keepers and they all tell mo that they lead a dogs life and If there were not more money in It than in anything else they would not follow It In free society who would volun teer to build a million dollar residence for one man to live in Would not he and his retinue of servants bo turned Into productive vocations Illustrate the waste and inefll 1To of our present competitive and wasteful ways of work in Boston there are on one street twenty piano stores and each store sells a different piano having an excellence that no other has One of tho dealers pays GO000 a year for clerk hire and ad vertising Now in a mutual society one raanufnctury would make one piano and ono store would distribute l l if pianos having in each all tho eanei lences of all others now on tho mur ketI got out of the post office one day twentyfive packages of mall and eighteen wero pure advertisements and the other sewn were ouethlrd advertisements Over ono half the printing now done would be useless In a cooperative society So with many other things the reader can thlnl of In a mutual society tao preacher nail the lecturer would have all tho time they have now to prepare their speeches after two hours recreation In some productive vocation and they would speak for the love of truth and dare to tell tho truth as they cannot do today and hold their jobs Tbey could use plain Intelligible language nail call a spade a spade and not use language to conceal thought as now Men could then be honest I llCard travelling man say he could not be absolutely frank and honest and do business Our present society breeds crime as does government Oovern ment sets the example of several of the most heinous crimes It murllcrs by wholesale In war and prlvatelj by electrocution and strangulation It robs me to pay for wars chaplains and officers against my will It forges chlldrens names to bonds to be 1mld in their old days It suppresses the truth about affairs to suppress the freedom of speech and tho press Some of the most Important truths are debarred from publication There can bo but one standard of right What Is wrong for me to do Is wrong for many to do It Is just as wrong for me to murder a mar as It Is for the State to do it with Its sheriff or with its militia or for the nation to murder In war and no more wrong It is just as wrong for the State to rob me by taxing me as for me to rob an individual or a banlt Numbers or might do not make an act society Is now constituted wrong In some cases is right Industry and economy aro abstractly right Rut he who produces least and con sumes most Is the greatest benefactor he pay money for what he consumes Ho gives poor men to whom labor Is a boon work for wages who would not get labor If all men were economical and Industrious It is a deplorable fact that such dlsas firs as the Chicago fire and the Oal Weston flood benefited more peOple han it Injured giving themworl it wages It is lamentable that the destruction of property the very thing all men want benefits the masses As society is restrained by overnment If every one was econom nal to the point of parsimony manu acturlng would decline and society would retrograde to barbarism But In a free society of mutualism the person who produced most ll1d consumed least would be tho greatest benefactor to society for what he produced and saved would be for all Then It would be to the Interest of very ono to produce and conserve wealth There would be no Incendlar nor competition Competition lergefljfli emulation as to wbo could yeand best ore No eany olliC1 ambltl n than el In slelll ptoductlv ness for such would be most honor ed + + it Many politicians of our times are In the habit of laying It down as a self evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to IIse their freedom The maxim Is orthy of the fool old woman in the song 0 mother may I go out to swim 0 yes my darling daughter Just hang your clothes on a hlcltory limb nut dont go near the water If wo are to wait for liberty till the become wise and good In slaveryI they may Indeed wait forever Results are not always commensurate with appliances especially of ap lances of force Wo take a sheet of copper or tin that Is cockled as sar and expect with one fell stroke with a hammer on an anvil to smootl It out but we see numerous other rlnkles In unexpected places arise Tho Prohibitionists think that with Gne great general law against tbe anufacture and sale of intoxicant we would have a heaven on Dut with all the laws ever made Uley have only produced other evils unfor Roen in unexpected places Perjury stealth litigation and liquor party has heen the result If the energy and money expended in getting prohll tory laws had been expended in cating and persuading people against the use of intoxicants and government had kept its hands off from It thero would be less poverty froi IIfJuor than there is now Spencer lays down a great truth which Is verified by any observatio In my mind He says In substanc that no evil was ever put down b force that sonic other evil or evils- did not arise In unforeseen places take Its place I do not much good as harm over resulte from coercive force As Franklin said There never was a good war nor had peace All government is war In Its last analysis Love and truth are the only Invln- clhlo and eternal principles and erR In the social world The Idea that free society can be Inougurated by force is as fallacious a the Idea that It can be sustained force Force cannot preserve treo- dom neither can it bring tB R her It is a deplorable fact that the- fJuantltles we naturally dislike and- Cear In a man are those which 11cceSR under our present social or del viz shrewdness hardness adolt- ness selfishness the mind to take ad vantage of necessity the will to trans Ile on the weak in the canting name of progress and civilization The qualities we love in man send him to the poorhouse generosity truthfulneRs friendliness unselClsh- ness the desire to help tho heart to llt the mind to refuse profit from neighbors loss of weakness the fense of the weak Our present civil- Izatlon is organized justice and Intel i lectual barbarism J Freedom is the one purport wisely aimed at or unwise of all mans strug gllngs toillngs and sufferings on Hils earthCarlyle It Is not the disease but the physician it is the pernicious ham of government alone which can reduce a whole people to despair Junlus Liberty of thought Is a mocker If liberty of speech and of action is de- nlellRev Sidney Holms- If nature Intended that men should govern other mens actions whj Is thought that prompts to action Iept a secret from the governing class Obedience bane of all genius virtue freedom truth makes slaves of men and of the human frame a mech anlcal automatonShelley- Who says Anarchy says negation of government Who says negation of government says affirmation of ple Who says affirmation of people says individual liberty Who says dividual liberty says sovereignty of ourself Who says equality says sol Idarlty nail brotherhood Who says solidarity and brotherhood says social order Then who says Anarch says social order On the cpntra Who says government says negation of people Who says negation of ple says affirmation of political au thorlty Who says political authority says Individual submission Who sas Individual submission says supremo cy of caste Who says supremacj of caste says Inequality Who says Ine quality says antagonism Wise sas antagonism says civil war and dls order Then who says govenment says civil war and dlsorderDelle gangue The most verilo literature of all modern nations contains more or less of this anarchy against law and ventional and narrow laws on the civil plane and advocates their repeal or defiance in behalf of higher moral and spiritual IdealsRev S C Eby But have we ever regulated the railroads by law or the Standard Company by law Let me say that we never never can regulate anything br law that has Its roots deep down In existing social conditions Those things are too strong to bb regulated by lawo E S Wood He does not really believe who dares not give free sco11e to his opponentW Phillips Law has always been wrong liCV of tnearnmcnt Is a soldier bigot and prlestWendell all ages hypocrites call irlests have put crowns upon the sends of thieves called klngsIn tendency of all allvanced thought is towards Anarchism Prof Trigg to his class in Engll Iterature in Chicago University This old society has long slnce jeen judged and condemned Let justice be done Let this old world be iroken to pieces Where Innocence has perished there man is exploited by man Let the white scpulchr full of lying and iniquity bo utterly estroyedHeineLaww and the rich to the la Sliver Goldsmi 1 t Taw 27imtmt it1rt for proper- ehernmento Is bf by and for the Government is the greatblack mailer No good ever came from the law All reforms have been the spring of Revolution Buckle In general the art of government insists In taking as much money as risible from one of the citizens to give It toanotherVoltalre The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most Ignorant and the most rascally Individuals of mankind Thomas Paine Did the mass of men know the actual selfishness and injustice their rulers not a government won stand a year The world ferment with revolution Theodoi arker Should humanity weep In order that tyrants may laughD B lIen rsonI convinced that those socl ties as the Indians which live with out government enjoy In the general greater degree of mass an infinitely happiness than those who live under governments That government Is best which governs leastThomas Jefferson Law in Its guarantee of the result of pillage slavery and exploltatioi has followed the same phase of dove opment as capital twin brother amI sister they have advanced hand hand sustained one another with tho sufferings of mankind Judiciary po lice army public Instruction finance all liarall serve one God capital facilitate the ejbut one objectto oltatlon of the worker by the Ca- lltallstPeter Kropothliu By the process can coercion be made equitable The freest form of government Is only the least objec tlonable form The rule of tno man hy the few we call tyranny Tin rule of the few by the many is tyran ny also only of a less Intense kind Herbert Spencer There Is no government howovci restricted In its powers that may not hr abuse under pretext of exercise or Its constitutional authority drive Its unl1appr subjects to desperation John Randolph Government could not continue tc exist unless many men were willing to be government agents for the petratlon of what they personally gard T Dyingas vilest crlmesS tonThen why should men hold office at alll have concluded that there can not be an honest politician of Intclll can never be unpatriotic for man to take his countrys side against his government It must always he patriotic for a man to take his govern ments side against his counrS- T Bylngton In all the customary forms of gov 1ernrment the rulers are qn the aver age morally worse than ruled that the result is to give the bad control- over the goodS T Byington Anarchy An ideal to which the- highest religion and philosophy 1forward as the goal of man not as J i i 4H ftBoilrlh with reached through destruction of the present frame worl of society but through a long process of ethical and social improvemon Encyclopedia Brltanlca AnarchyA social theory which regards the union of order with the absence of all direct government of man by man as the political ideal Century Dictionary- J C BARNE Hindsboro Ills VN1INvbV W MNfNllAMNV Blades Ii Club I VIMMMM Mrs Josephine K Henry Versailles 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Louis Mo Manilla Rlcker Dover J W Riggins Diamond Ala Mrs Aline Wright Denton Texas Robt G Wright Denton Texas Mrs Eliza Martin Mabletc Ga J W Byler Comins Mich Minnie Lowry Woolsey Ind Ter Mrs Jessie Hazelrigg Ryan Iowa Jas Davis 526 Prospect St Lima C Musgrove Arnettsvllte W Va Mary E Collins Cincinnati Ohio Capt Geo W Loyd New Rochelle New oYrk IrlrsrlAsE 9acfesOl Wmp W 420 Third St Thomas F Flood Barrs Mills R H Clark Corrigan Texas Wm Emmitt Johnson McLean s boro Hans F Hanson Eslef Minn Mrs Isadora Davis 528 Prospe Ave Lima Ohio Alberto Fisher New Have Conn George Gibson 112 Post Ave st Elmo Tenn Miss Lula Gibson Viz Post Ave St Elmo Tenn Mrs Gibson 112 Post Ave st Elmo Tenn L Hassler 1849 Mullanphy SI St Louis Mo Mrs Rachel Grober 105 W Fourth st Covington Ky MrsM Pefferle Ontario Ore Mrs Sarah E Richards Ashland Richards Ashland Ore John Wulf Exchange St ford Mass Milllam Jones Mary and Patton St wlngton Ky Harriet Closz 537 Bank Sree Webster City Iowa Hortense Malcolmn Phelps Otter vllle Ont W Simpson Ft Wrangle Alaska Mrs Jean Pohl and Dr Gustav Pohl 96 Lemon St Buffalo Y Mrs Caroline Rowell 30 Locust St Buffalo Y Mrs CaPrle Becker 27 Harlow St Buffalo Y Mrs John Lawrence 113 Spauldjni Ave Buffalo Y Mrs R Ausln 410 E Fayette St nnellsvllle Penn Frances Praetz Rochelle Ills Mrs Mary Preatz Rochelle Ills Margaret Coppock Indianapolis Im Anthony O Nelson Box 879 Shelton Wash Nm Martin Mableton Ga Shoenfield 118J4 19th Ave Birmingham Todd 1831 Avenue Blrm- Ingham Ala Mrs Eliza Wheeler Logan Utah Ar and Mrs John Welsdorfer Har per Iowa has W Hackbart St Ansgar W R Ritchie Bodle Calif rank Smith Bodle Calif udge Hakes Bodle Calif WHY AM AN ATHEIST When it was declared that The- fool has said in his heart there no God the truth was only half told fo this should have been added And the fool hiss also said In his heart- there is a God This latter clause of tho sentence would have rounded up the truth of this matter As a matter of fact It is efJually- foollRh for men to dogmatize either Theist can no more prove that- there Is a God than tho Atheist can- that there is none It is simply a mattes of opinion and noth- Ing more Plausible and implausible arguments are about equal on both- sides And the fact that neither side- ++ 4H3 + ++ + + + + ++ + ++ + 4H4444F4 +++++ ++ + ++ IiIiRJ MY PRICES vi For COMPARISON jj o O In 12 O or 4 Ounce SllvorlnoScrow Cases Prepaid DCo t DeuberHampden 18 size Special RWay 23 Jls 32 same jls 24 New RWay 23 jls 26 John i 21 Deuber W Co 21 jls 19 same 17 Jls 16tElgin Veritas 23 Jls 29 same or No 149 19 Itsame gilt same + or Hampden nickel 15 jls 7 Elgin or Waltham nickel iWaltham catchabie hairspring 5 Hampden 7 jls gilt 450 Ior Century above In goldfilled screw cases guaranteed twenty i 4 350 or In hunting 550 more In 25 year screw cases or Ing 850 more than sllverlne cases THE IDEAL GENTLEMANS WATCH Small 12 size Hampden elegant artistic handchased yearsI glneburned Juergensen stylealways nice goldfilled +it case 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ON SALE V UNTIL JUNE 15 19Q3 ROUND TRIP HOMESEEKERS TICKETS ON SALE FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS APRIL MAY AND JUNE AT RATE OF ONE Mf FARE PLUS 200 FOR ROUND TRIP FOR RATES DETAILS AND GENERAL INFORMATION WRITE TO CHARLES S FEEGENERAL PASSENGER AND TICKET AGENT y Saint Paul MinnCorrespondence and Inquiries are given our prompt attention I can prove their position nor disprovi the position of their opponents seems sufficient reason that the contest should cease and that these extrem Ists should meet on the great middle Is that middle ground Really It is the only logical posltlor we caw take Upon this ground the theist and Atheist can compromise their differences without doing any real Injury to either It Is not half sc foolish to say we dont know as It to pretend we know or imagine we know when wo do not know Tim man that says there Is no God may bo a fool lint he is no bigger fool than the man that says there Is one- am an Atheist only In tho sense that do not believe In the Christian God the Mohammedan God or any other God of whom have ever heard or read Thoy are all manmade Gods and therefore have no existence save In tho minds of their creators and the CMStenco of the real God that Is to say tho unknown God I am an Agnostic The dence necessary to provo or disprove such an existence lies too far beyond our reach to even think of such a thing If such a being exists science ins not yet revealed him nor has It disproved his existence The greatest scientist and philosopher that r 1 1 v ever lived knows no more about itr-than an Ignoramus Of course he knows a great deal more about Uio phenomena of nature than the Ignoramus and ho can talk very learnedly and fluently about her laws and forces but as all this neith er proves nor usproves the existence of a God of what value Is it in the way of evidence to either theist 6or atheist But as I view this question It is of little Importance except In so far- os it relates to the Bible God Of course all Intelligent Llberarls are Atheists In the sense that they do not believe In the existence of any such God as the Bible reveals W S JONES Oakland Ky +WHY AM AN ATHEIST Proving preachers falsifiers on tho provable makes me doubt them on the improvable They say a virgin md a child by a hobgoblin Must I believe an ancient Ho because Its told hy a modern liar So much for Christi God they say Is an Infinite Triplet who begot onethird of himself by an ether third Think of being onethird rtarrled and twothlrdsi old bachelor If the other twothirds had married wo other women would he have been guilty of bigamy Thats why Im an Atheist M QRIER KIDDER rIy ti t s