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Digital page images are linked to the text file. t Ii j r 118rl1JE BLADE In 1V lfnlntEDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTERS T OF GOOD MORALSPUBLISIIIW WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOLUME XII NUMBER 38 v LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY VEMBER 15EM303 100 A YEAR i IrI TERMS OF THE BLADE r 1 Issue for one year 5100 In clubs of five or more 60 cents each a year qTirrrri100 per year In advance foreign subscription S150 Five copies one year 260 Make all Money Orders Drafts an Express Orders payable to th Blue Grass Blade Lexington When change your address ad xtvise olilce giving your old as well as tbenow address WhenlyouiiHHtcfoyour subscription say whathfr you aeia new or old ant l oItier I s tke wiU tq change SeTtEe subscriber pays jSg Subscriptions to this publication are not discontinued at expiration unless 5V so ordered by the subscriber The courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the t subscription price of all capers reo ceived until the paper is paid for In full up to date and ordered dlscon tinned Office of publication 161 East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexin ton Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to SLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Payette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those drink It believe from the time It issue- from the tolled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan- Ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug glQ 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 ot the almshoiues of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man It prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGrntin Is this ernment founded upon the Christian religionWashingtonThe Church and State should be absolute Garfleld COLLEGE of MEDIOIN- EI SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material PEEP MODERATE Fall term opens In September Write today fqr Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSLER M S 946247 Ashland AV4 Chaaa t ii L ii IJm l jJ THI POPE gAYs THAT INFIDELITY is MOR MOW THAN IN ANY jf PAST AGE r tThe BalltuiotC Sun In commenting upon the firh encyclical of Plus X speaks as fojwfit disasfterrifies hlhrRvitli his awful responul biiltjea S seeUuipastageSUff rIng from a terrible an deeprooted raftlady which developing every Jay ating Into Its lnmos- being la rag lUg It to destruction You understand venerable brothers what this disease Is apostasy from God Aa I understand It when the clerg- are making uspocfal effort to rake the Blmoleoiis thoy paint very lurl pictures elli awful strides that fidelity Is making and toll the faithful that If they fiont put up the plunks to pay the clergy tho bottom Is going souIsavlngbuslncss jiien when the Infidels get to feel lug good over the outlook and brag ging on tlul increase of Infidelity the clergy say lie Infidel brag Is all pycock say they aro building mdro and finerchu hes than over tore in tlq world and paying salaries to their preachers than ever before and printing and selling mot Bibles lhanJati er before and ilia church membership Is Increasing faster than over 11efore and they add up great long Columns of figures to provo It ant say flggers wont He Which Is trio but It Is also true that liars will rrtgger theefoythe preachers to tell our people that Infldellty4not Increasing and the arouwj and raise thousands o tellingt1t8iiftaittt1tiI Koitto ruin the whole souhiav taeie Snit that IaIdellt apelaege past age I guess this is one time in his life when Pius X told the truth a very great and encouraging trot Nobody ever sees In a newspaper account of any Infidel turning Chris tlan you hardly ever heard a case tho kind and yet every now an then we hear of some big theological skyscraper or college professor or president getting into the higher crl icism habit and even the Keely cur hBs call him an Infidel and the old Pas toned Infidels seem to bo evalutln too and getting to be atheists and altogether I guess Plus X is right in saying his trade is In danger and it will be in order for his people to send in the money The Christian religion gets thousands of dollars to keep It going where Infidelity gets one and yet according to Plus X who is in the best fix of any man in the world to know apostasy from God is now greater than in any past age aTO CIVILIZE CHRISTIANS Reason Given for Bequest to Circulate Lectures of Ingersoll Chicago Oct l3A bill to set aside the will of Morris Reiman on tho ground that at the time he executed the instrument he was of unsound mind and under undue influence has been filed by his daughter Mrs Elbe Cluide Helm all died January 1902 at Corona Beach Cal and left a will which contained among other bequests one 1000 to the Boston Investigator Company for the purpose of dis tributing Robert G Ingersolls lec tares among Chrutins in order to civilize ther- mCommentIt will do no good for us to rave and rage and damn this in stance of Christian tyranny and Injus ice It will only make them happy to see that they can make others un doubts that Relman would have ben regarded as sane and all right if he had left that 1000 to some preacher or church or to some society to buy Bibles to send to heathen that live whore the Bible written and that know all about origin and therefore difnot believe The thing for all good menan women to do Is to Increase their zeal to destroy the Influence of this bane ful religion The whole security and permanency of this government founded by 1dots lies In the teachings of Infldellt New Ttestament says Honor the King and no Christian can bo loyal subject of this government t very cornerstone of which Is that we will not honor any King for this gov ernment is of the people for the peo peopleh all power In d t fjand baitEpower an plotting and duplicity and lying Id rob Infidels of such an Institution as Glrnrd College and then has the im putlenco and Insolence to ask great Institution has Infidelity eve founded In tho sane way while not a day passes that does not record lechery and theft and murder committed by priests and preachers these pampered vagabonds and plotters against all Justice and good morals when all the grand and good of tho earth are and mandfactte make n bequest In favor of an Infidel lIlHJDowlo eveyr f 1ndneighborslarge part of one of the finest farms In Kentucky to for donations that she had made to that infernal scoundrel Schwelnfurth who ran that heaven in Illinois and thought that he was the agent of the Holy Ghost to see that children were born these days by Immaculate conception like Jesus Christ was peverr that man was an evidence of Insanity rtland to give money to that scoundrel But when It comes to giving money to buy the books of Ingersoll a man whose genius and oratory centered in himself the attention of the whole civ eviyuponthatInfidels for the cowardly manner Chrlstiafd blamed as the Christian thieves that they allow to rob them wlthontxany protest oye tea tee of Lexington who said I do what in the hell happens so irtSmt happen to me We all say practical elmhand If ho lets the Christians rob him of It its his not mine imunaculd a t nobody cared anything about until it happened in his own family and the consideanever any ahsomgfamily even though they happened to people that we knew nothing about THE GOOD OLDFASHIONED BIBLE HELL In these degenerate days It Is re freshing to read the old fashioned sermons I heard Spurgeon preach in tabernacle In London in 1865 I tract from one of his sermons on he which Is now going the rounds of the newspapers Read in your room toneconomizes coal Its as follows There is a spot whose only sight- are scenes of fearful woe There is a placo I dont know where it is where the only music tho mournful symphony of th damned souls Where howling groa log moaning wailing and nashin of teeth make up the horrid concert There is a place whore demons swift as air with whips of burning wire torturing poor where tongues on fire with agony bur the roofs of mouths that shriek In vain for drops of waterthat watt all denied When thou dleth oh nero thy soul will be tormented alone that will be hell enough for thee bu at the resurrection thy soul will be united to thy body and then thou have twin hells body and soul be tormented together each bcimf of agony the soul sweating In Its in most pores drops of blood thy bodIfrom head to foot suffused with thy bones crackling In the fire y ettheunhurt thy pulse rattling at an pious rate In agony every nerve string on which the devil shall play his diabolical tune of hells unutter able torment TAINT FAIR Rev Leo Xs house caughgt fire a tow days since and damaged It 50r apeshek d damageis soyda preacher This kind of discrimination slut fair That Second Edition canyt now Sea notice elsewhere in this coonho First edition of Dog Fennel Is sold Send In your orders for the second ed ition so we will know how many to print l J HIRSCH Dc7eiff Stories of Miracles In the Old Legendsr 1B Angola Morgan Tin place described in the Bible existedlivedPWcleg2yJa 0JlfJemplo Israel In an interview thett supposed supernatural occurrences Hirsch Is known throughout the fjimed States as ono of the most thinkejofleadershipof2 orrercwealthlestHMdecllned it promptly giving it considerationtwl made the Mattering offer MScholar Not an Iconoclast In Ids utterances on all important gainedifor breadth and conservatism for tol or flee and moderation In his views H Is not an iconoclast or cynic o shfttterer of faiths So his utterances on the subject cannotbelwlthaudui t effortanagree with him none can deny defer enlo to his opinion He is one of membersofSacag6 Denies Storyof Mans Fally t eaen as personalities never did exist No Tree of Knowledge grew Thor was no apple eaten whereby nankin- teas plunged Into sin Indeed man has never fallen He was imperfect to begin with and has steadily Improved with the centuries Bible stories of supernatural occur rences are most of them mere fables soonrsifies as fables or allegories or mere legends atopee Daniel cast into the den of lions and not devoured The budding of Aarons rod Noah and the Mltthe deluge templeJonahLots wife turning to a pillar of sat Shadrach Meshach and AbedNego cast Into the fiery furnace Moses leading the children of Is landsthlb e r gave a full explanation of his views the most vital questionsthe story Edens onlythetural narrative but also destroys the thee theny are able to lisp Now I lay me at the maternal knee Was no Adam or Eve dThe orthodox Christian religion thne teaches that the first man Adam an thne an d thte o e against which God had warned them nccordinulg e nn d brought the human race Itself undo the curse of God wish to emphasize the fact that Jews are not responsible for this latear origInatoMythIt t by the Jews to Palestine when they returned from Babylonian captivity Inscriptions found on brick tablets in the excavations made in the last 30 yenta at Nlnevah are proof of this Another very prominent reason storyI of e In tho Jewish Bible except in this one chapter of Genesis is the narrative or any reference to 1t to be found If it Were true there surely would be some reference to it in otherI books do not accept the first man and tho first woman described In that third chapter of Genesis as being actual personalities Adam in He brew means simply manor more definitely a reddish human being The Hebrew word for soil Is Adam ahJ meaning a reddish substance or 1- mothertheciple Then you hod the name Adam and Eve as typical of the human tacos beginning RacesYes thatall nationalities trace their origin to IIeIJrow8trace betweQt11Caen origin of man among various notions thatItoriginreligiousrotes before they became divided and scattered over tho earth And Just what do y6u beleve con aukedII oolutlondescendelltromManDescended from the Ape menutquestion In that theory is Why If riopbeingsThrough apeHow tact creativettransformingprocess evolved Man goes on evolving but the ape still remains the ape ovolelogof gHostbeteltg n creatureAnotherDarwinian theory is Just what sort chasmbetweenbetween unconscious and conscious existence Aso What kind of creature part brae and part human occupied the gap between the animal and the fully evolved man In spite of these questions how ever I accept Darwins theory of oxcplin9 IJet r len Ytypesatrugtdto ijud his own in the word His life was a constant series of battles That struggle was necessarry in orcJor that the civilized man might be evolved Nature provides for ant mals but not for men Man must fight for his food clothes anti shel ter Instead of being left to lIensolitude he is forced into the world men to match his wits and his pow obitityman became civilized Then Dr Hirsch returned to the discussion of the Bible stories he classifies as legends fables and and the Ark A Fable Many of these stories declarer Rabbi Hirsch contain a nucleus of historical truth For instance th story of Noah gathering his family into an ark at the time of the sup posed world deluge The fact that In Babylonia floods and freshets wet r most frequent and that the people of that country at such times themselves floating arks slid wen Into them for shelter until flit floods subsided makes this Bible story a possible historical narrative Only there was of course no world del Dnbylonlauscorner of the earth with which they were familiar How about Samson the strong mythSamson e of Hercules Tho conception that his strength of body was In hilt hair is euposdtionda Another story that of Dante slaying Goliath with a stone from his has also some historical cleus There was touch warfare be 1rnelItesistine of heroic physical proportions who was a terror to the Israelites The story Is symbolical of combat ween the sun and hostile powers a very antler theme in tho fables of ancient races PurposeAnd of Daniel being saved by his God though cast into a den of lions =how about that Daniel the book I mean was simply written for the purpose of couraging the Jews at the time of their persecution by the Syrians 170 years before Christ was Dr Hirsch reply Its purpose was to inspire the Israelites to be faithful Hence the story of Daniel in the lions lIen and Shadrach Meshach and Abodnogo being cast into a fiery furnace to teat their allegiance to tho ono God What of Moses leading the chili ren of Israel across the Red Sea on dry land That fable has this significance that It Illustrates the coinbat man and the dragon of tho seaatother Idea found frequently lu tho erature of other nations Toe story of Aarons rod that budded and others like 1t faoludl the story of the rock smitten Moses from which water gushed JsSSiiisi DOWIE I DIDNT SPANK THE GOTHAM ITES WORTH CENT nOrIIJllperDowles recent sojourn in that town Waterloo t twodaysmistakemn11urbuildingemotional crowd In the vast amphi theater of Madison Square Garden hIs votes was a squeak thousands could not hear ham alit his whole show was rllIcu Ills Idle to shy Now York fhare as many foolish and emotional persons here as In any ether city But oven the foolish and emotional cannot he Hwayed by n squeak any room than Pmr minded persons be won over by blackguardly language Every anticipated item of expense was figured by Dowle before army himtheullrdsbought20000 photagraphs fur identification purposes were sold to the host at a total cost of 625 oar cases cost the same sum leather bags for the host to carry Bibles in cost white loves 2025 guides to Now York fare5250Hoverseers elders ant evangelists 1948 and frock coats for the saute body cost 12000 For two meals n for fifteen days the host paid otto Hundreds of the Dowieitoe have gone without meals anti so litte food has been served that other hundreds were forced to patronize hole a and restaurantsDowles Great Loss Dowles loss is all that his host has peqlebelongswork htf outer way in rdSnd fIgur s Zi lstsll11 tiiietitba Iaufor1 n iI1W ild Hallrorbeen spent In building n platform for the whiterobed choir and in fitting the garden for use No less than 500 Intronthad expected to Immerse thousands of converts Dowies personal expeneeg on the trip amounted to mere than 2100 HP brought two carriages and flee spirited bays here Ills expense in the Plaza Hotel were 75 u day and the Fifth Avenue where he moved to be nearer to his work his expenses are the same if not more The collections In the Garden have been trifling Many checks have been received by Elijah and they have oeen fakes sent by jokers No rush taken place for investment in Dowie securities and It Is tile that CSa caused the prophet most sorrow Ills trip was the Wrest audacious rromotion scheme ever launched It shed for 50000000 to sink in a town prairieIt elantNewtcrk i oIIeit imarin the whale and all inch allegories enrich the literatures of the Bible but shnpllMansThwi wont do ydu be leve to b6 mans guide in spiritual natters If tie Bible is not I be leve that tin intelligence and goodness Inherent in the over evolv Ing human family serve as accurate guides to right living If theso pure instincts are not stilled and thwarted The ever active life principle In man and In nature Is an Intelligent prin ciple It Is working through font toward his ultimate perfection regard tho Bible to begin with as a valuable piece of literature fiat as an Inspired book authorized by God to he the relglciis guide of theIhuman family HelpfulYouallegories as you term them helpful or harmful These are helpfu1 undeniably They possess a distinct moral and ethical element They are a moans of culture to the Bible student DOG FENNEL At 75 Cents Each In Packages of One Dozen to 4theMr R L Noel of llcoversvllle Pa sellingndesires to soil Dog Funnull He says he Is willing to pay coots a copy In packages of a dozen anti he freightby thorn to agents at that rate f Jtr iiit v fM fV ilk i t j 1 BLUE GKASS BLADE L TIMELY TOPIC DEAD ASPIRATIONS Fifty years ago nearly every aspl ing youth wanted to be a prcache r In those days the clergy set the fast Ions for the members of the other professions The lawyer and doctor dressed In a long tall coat and wore a white tie Nearly every ono allcd the preacher in one way on nnotho Now he Is no longer the glass of fash- Ion or the mould of form The fact is he Is out of date and n back nut her The theological schools are beg Blng for students The Cathol church even cant turn out enoug for Its demands There Is a genera slump in theological aspiration The result is that weak mtnded or infe i lor timber is now being selected there being no other choice In these days of doubt the church more than ever needs clergy of Indivlduallt originality oratory and force of character With the weak headed snivel lag snobbish skybusters now being sent out what hopa has Prostestan Ism With the lazy monster brutes and Darwinian specimens of Cath ollc zoology what may that church hope When young men no longer have either Inclination or aspiration for clerical honors the church is on a greasy polo climb A correspondent writing from the East says IThe number of theological student has been reduced onethird at Princeton at Andover at has been reduce from 100 to Formerly a Yale class of 300 would graduate sixty minister hut last year It turned out only four GAME OF BLUFF The church is now making th greatest game of bluff In all its his tory Beginning at Rome It Is ther trying to keep up a court with all the pomp anti glamor of the despots of the earth To do this It must beg and steal and intrigue and bluff In fact It only lives by the toleration of the government No other State In the world would permit a government which Is its open avowed enemy to set itself up right In Its capitol No other government in the world woul tolerate the Papacy and the churc knows It It is dying gritting to the last It is the same everywhere In this country The Catholic bas grown by emigration only All the Protestants sects are either on the standstill or retrograding Northiernported a falling off In Its membership of 2000 The farmer is not the such er he used to be Go Into the rural districts where there used to be churches dotted here and there wherever there IsaTcountry graveyard et and well supported by the farming communities flow they are nearly a cone n vThe clergy keeepiteeiIin airs v r Iqi t iatt ever They lire bluffing S They do not tell of the thousands poorly supported or attended and the thousands wholly abandoned x 50000 A CONVERT A Chicago preacher has stirred ur the clergy by openly declaring that each convert costs the church 500 If I would say that the preachers would pay no attention to me But when a preacher says It they come out in the papers loudly denying it saying that that preacher is bilious or Is pessimistic or has the night mare i will go further and say that each genuine convert to Christianity not counting the irresponsible children Into the church or those wire Icare converted from one church to an mean real convertsthose k r who never belonged to any church and who are either indifferent 01 rsceptical the conversion of such h least 10000 each There t are big churches in every city in the land whose expenditures are ir to 21 f thousand yearly who do not make a convert of this kind in two years and some of them never You cant count a man a convert who has always be A lieved and never disbelieved oven if he does join the church tAconvert is one whose belief is s Why should It cost even five cents a convert when the churches are Gods Instruments hacked by God Since God Is all powerful why didnt rhemake a religion that men would i take to as they would take to water when thirsty Instead of shunning it L Why should oven a penny be spent in urging coaxing scaring and driv ing men Into a God church As long as God seems to he so Indif ferent about increasing his church why should the clergy expend so much time breath and nfonoy The facts are that it Is getting plain to every one that Jf It were left wholly with God there would be no church that the church is as it news from the persistent efforts of a bigoted clergy and If this clergy were deprived of their salaries for five years with no promise of a sal ary beyond that the church would go to the Devil faster than hell beat in tanbark The clergy know this and others are fast finding it out FOUND GOD IN HIS BEDROOM The associated press has sent a dis patch around the world that Pope Plus whole walking in the garden escaped his guards thus throwing them Into a fit of fear and that overt petticoat In the Vatican was In n Hurry and a Hatter as to the Al mightys whereabouts Search was made throughout the grounds and in every nook and cor ner and fears of his escape out of the Vatican were arrived at when finally some one suggested his bed room and search in that direction re vealed God Almighty safe and sound and this evasion of his guards for 30 of 40 minutes was the occasion of sending a startling dispatch around the world Hero Is this triplecrowned God God of Earth Heaven and Hell under a close guard all the time that he cant go from room to room but it is known He is watched like a hawk L j li11if b 1 J and his guards held responsible fori his whereabouts and safety Ho wants to break the Prisoner in the Vatican policy and go out side but they wont let God out The Prisoner In the Vatican play has been the means of reaping lions of dollars from tho deluded It arouses great sympathy In Amerii and distant countries and they shell out To the peasants of Europe the have been selling straws upon Which old Leo slept In his cold dungeon and reaping a big profit It Is the llresent policy of the Holy College to Iteep this up as without it their Incomo would be slender indeed But the present Pope wants to do away with it and objects to playing the worn out prisoner farce He knows that It makes him an object of derislo and he dont like the Idea of being made a stool pigeon for the Sacred College But what can God do I hive been told that the Italian people smile at the Vaticans bluff and wonder at the people of other nations being taken In as they are but as long as they keep pouring millions into Italy they wink at the Papal trick If I go to Rome I am going to get at the bottom of the si nation THE LIVING CHRIST In a late address of Carroll D Wright before a church conference he declared Through the living Christ all Social Industrial and Pollt leal problems will be solved He further said The modern church may fall to reach as many people relatively through its direct ministrations as of old but It Is reaching them In another way It is reaching them by the preaching of a sane doctrine which means the upbuilding of the chain Iter of men and of the character of community It is teaching us to be more active in our endeavor to press or to right wrongs and in all ways to bring about the establish ment of a saner and better commit ity spirit This does not come from the crucified Christ nor the dead Christ nor the Christ of the resu rectum but from the living active Christ that always was is and al ways shall be and it is through this living Christ that we find the soli tlon of all social industrial and polit- Ical problems The last paragraph In the above is worth reading several times for the purpose of finding out if possible what Wright is talking about Wire does he mean by the living Christ- ach church claims to keep a grip on the Living Christ and they all hate the Living Christ of each othe worse than the Devil The Living Christ In the Roman church woul make dead Chrlsts of the Living Shrists in every other church It It could and in this way the Living Christ of the Catholic church would solve all social and political problems t It is astounding what gibbering ffccy soma will chat ISvtry ISCII00160ylWlb lu Il his country the other problems are subject to the will of all he people and that Christianity with Ither Its crucified resurrected dead ir living Christ is In no sense a unction of State How is an institution which falls to reach as many people relatively ns of old according to Wrights own admission going to solve anything low can an institution which evades axation and which is continual Irawing salaries as chaplains etc rom the government and continual demanding appropriations and special class privileges convince the masses that It is on the side of labor and justice and that it Is establis ng a saner and better community spirit Wright Is simply talking through l fools FRIAR LANDS DEAL IS OFF New York October Negotiation In the Philippine islands between theI atican and the United States rnmcnt regarding the sac of tin land held by the friars and the reI novas of the native monks from thI island have been called off by Plus according to a World dispatch rom Itonre- Monsignnr Guldl the Roman pre late sent to Manila as apostolic dele ate to conduct the negotiations has llOon recalled to Rome The general pinion in Rome is that Monsignor Gurt1 s mission has failed principally ecause he would not accept the price ffered for the fralrs land by theI American government owing to the caim of the religious orders interest d that they are entitled to a larger ilum It has been decided at the Vat jcan that hereafter Philippine ques Ions must be dealt with directly tie pontifical secretary of state and Government at Washington or what Is still better through a special sprTiStmtatlve of the Holy See sent to the United States from Rome So you see the Vatican has decid cd that hereafter Philippine ques tlons must be dealt with directly bet Keen the Government 1 of Rome und the Government of the United Slates by a special representative is plain that Rome cares ten times maIo for a special representative the United States than for its Phil iplne interests and that it is using this question to obtain such representation If It can It is what they have been playing for all the time and it Is the club they hold over the heall of Roosevelt What a contemptible degrading po tion the people of this country have heen put by this matter We bought the Philippines people lands and all palng 20000000 Since then they have cost us 000000000 and the Ihes of 0000 young men and an insolent representation of the no- man church dictates to us what will take and what he will not take for property we have paid already dearly for Our government has said the Frairs must go and Rome says the shall not go and they dont and this every American patriot helng kicked all over his backside by a priest hoof that Roosevelt may be elected President by the enemies lour country Still there are a lot of IMfiI L 1iJnmrIfTHfiJ 1m firr Liberal Republicans who get mad IfI a word is said against Roosevelt and notwithstanding he has committed a crime against the Constitution In sending Taft to Rome and ought to be Impeached for it there are Liberal Republicans who will vote for him THE SUPERSTITION v OF PATRIOTISI Patriotism Is a glowing therio In every land but too often it Is a ejlualedonlyfind men everywhere boasting of Ing Andy Jackson Democrats and of never having voted any other than the Democratic ticket The same on the Republican side To such men party becomes as much a superstition as Methodism is with others hey cannot change and are narrow the extreme and by such talk reveal their stupid Ignorance All others things change except them fven shadows do not stand still but fltove on with the march of the sun The motto Our country right or wrpng Is n superstitious form of patriotism The true manthe lawabiding man the humanitarian will stand fey our country when she Is right and lIe nounces her If she acts unjustly ward other men for we never deal unjustly with others without Injuring ourselves In the end Every Ame lean should feel that this Govern ment is for the good not only of himself but of all mankind He should oppose its brutal exercise of strength against the weak and helpless upon the grounds that all men should be brothers The man who has liberty for himself and is Indifferent to the liberty of men of other nations is a superstitious patriotIgnorant of the fact that his own liberty is never cure when liberty anywhere in world is endangered or crushed theI The true humanitarian the patriot is he who stands up for ju tice toward all men alike especially the weak and uncivilized and whose sense of justice is not bounded by State lines but only by the air and sunshine of heaven There are Republicans and Democrats and Americans too much from habit The patriotism of such men has become a superstition No Liberal has attained a high degree of Liberalism until his patriotism cludes the freedom and rights and happiness of men of every nation and of every race WHAT GERMAN SOCIALISM An analysis of the demands of the German Socialist Democrats whos remarkable success at the recen election reveals that the Socialist party Is not patterned after the pat ternal socialism which is agitated In this country Briefly summarized the policies advocated by the German Socialist Democratic party are One vote for every adult man pm woman a holiday to be election aiy payment of members of the ImptrLa liet and State Legisla- turesmeatito Parliament at present the tenor can dissolve Parliament vill local selfgovernment rtier indum Introduction of the militia system Freedom of speech and freedom of IJreSS Equality of man and woman before the law Disestablishment of the ch urches Undenominational schools with compulsory attendance and gratult ous tuition Uratuitousness of legal proceedings Gratuitous medical attendance and curial Progressive income tax and succes Ion duty Of these the essential policies and he ones which have proven vote takers that is the real Issues are the suffrage plank Parllmeritarj overnment the substitution of the nllltla system for compulsory mill- ar service freedom of speech and press the disestablishment of the hurches equality of men and women icfore the law and undenominational Ind free schools Arrayed against this are the arts ocracy and clergy of Germany the Catholic clergy especially Social am In uermany Is only mild Democ acy and the church at heart is never irarm even toward Democracy They worship a kingsing praises tt a ring and look forward to a future residence in a kingdom Pope Leo was slick enough to come out strong against socialism In order to strengthen himself with the powers to be For this the aristocracy Ind plutocracy of the earth Were eeply Indebted to him and conse neatly their sickening gush at the Ime of his death If there is any uch a thing as the Living Christ the Pope is he and this is the way this living Christ would solve all the Industrial economical and political roblems according to Carroll D Virlght In spite of King and Pope Sbclal ism has become a power all over rope and is bound to change the gov moments there to Democracies So ialism may have many vagaries and incorrect and impracticable theories hut these will be dropped with expe hence BUt one thing is sure and e- vIdentIt leads toward Democracy anel is the only organized political force in the world making the fight for Democracy and for this reason um with it In my mind right now It is the greatest hope of mankind iat which is rabid and chimerical In it will all be dissipated Its great vital principles are Humanitarianism Justice and Democracy and these will sway That the Pope of Rome is its enemy is reason enough that every Lib ral should be its friend That So Ialism stands for and represents in Itself Freethought is another reason why our affiliations should bo close No party is all right We as Lib emls are far from perfect There Is only one sensible stand wcj can talte politically and that is affiliate with the party nearest right Hu lanlty need expect no consideration from aristocracy and plutocracy has some hope in Socialism A MOUMENT TO SERVETUS The three hundred and flftlejui an j F niversary of the burning of Micha Servetus at the stake In the city of Geneva occurs October 27 Funds are being solicited for an expiatory monument to be erected as near as possible to the spot where he was burned The circular sent out by the Protestant ministers and profe sons of theology in Geneva says The execution of the unhappy Span lard was an act of intolerance posed to the true principle of the Reformation and of the Gospel We desire to make public expression of our regret for this act and to affirm emphatically our unalterable attachment to liberty of conscience so long and so often misunderstood by churches and public powers The Catholics have also started a fund for the erection of a monument to Servetus the Caholic as they call him This is for the purpose of showing tip Protestant Inquisition and stigmatizing Calvinism thus en deavoring to counteract as far as pos siblo its own bad history in burnin and killing When murderers out there is a chance for hones peaceable people to agree and becom civilized and humane- CLERICALISM IN CHRISTIANITY French Protestant churches have organized a society called The So clete Centrale which offers a series of prizes for tracts which will tend to dissipate the widespread error that Clericalism ahd Christianity are one and show that in abandoning the former they are not necessarily Ing up the latter 2 to show that Protestantism is virtually or at least Is ever seeking to be the primitive Christianity and Is also in perfect harmony with the principles and pirations of modern society and to emphasize the present duty mission of the Reformed church of we see that even among the stupid Catholics of France they are to have Protestant missionaries to teach them that the church and not the Bible is the gospel and that the clergy and not Christ Is the Christianity to which they have attaches their belief and faith This clash to be welcomed The more they show each other up the more Ration alists they make The Christian Protestants send missionaries to the Christian Catholics in Mexico South America Cuba Porto Rico France Spain Italy and the Philippines while the Christian Catholics have organized the Society of St Paul which sends out missionaries to the Christian Protestants in Germany Sweden England the United States and Australia The pots call the kettles black and herein come closet to telling the truth than is customary with them As explained by Carroll D Wright this Is one of the methods employed by the ivlng Christ solvlrfg the economic industria and political problems of the age FIRST ENCYCLICAL J d has spo T irst ltjit en al is different in tone to any of hone of the two previous Popes The iresent ruler of the Vatican states hat he only wishes to be the head ot a religion which shall be reinvig orated in its power to comfort and console and which shall be an Instru nent of order and peace and urges he clergy to spread the Catholic igion and educate the people in the faith and to obey rulers since these rulers derive their rights from God In reference to the conflicts between ifferent classes of society he says The nobles and the rich will be just and charitable to the poor and the poor should bear with tranquility and patience the distress of the present Ife There you have him The poor should just grunt and bear it ontent with the sop of just a little charity as they have always done Here you seerulers should be obey 3d deriving their rights from God and the poor should keep on toekiss ngThis is Plus X In a nutshell ands his encyclical no doubt has been arefully discussed by the Sacred lollege and Indorsed by it these sentiments may be regarded as the fu ure policy of Pius And what does it all mean W THE GREAT SOUTHWEST Many Seeking Homes Where Lands Are Cheap and Climate Is Mild Low Rates for Homeseekers and Col onists Twice a Month Many farmers In the Northern and astern States are selling their high prlced lands and locating in the South westIn Missouri Arkansas Louisl ana and Texas Many who have been unable io own their homes in the older ountry are buying land at the low prices prevailing in the new country 1015 per acre and up These inds are mostly cutover timberlands some of them possessing a deep rich soil producing corn wheat oats cover cotton fruits and vegetables Well Improved farms are scattered throughout this country Many places with small clearings and some movements can be bought very cheap Our descriptive literature gives a fairlY good idea of this country It tels about the soil crops climate eople schools and churches water health It contains maps showing cation of counties towns railways and streams and gives names and dresses of real estate dealers in the towns Reduced rates for homeseekera and colonists in effect first and third Tues das of each month by way of St Iouls Cairo or Memphis ands the ton Belt Route Let us send you our teraturo and quote you rates Ad dross L O SCHAEFER Traveling assenger Agent Cotton Belt Route inclnnatl O or E W LaBAUME eneral Passenger and Ticket Agent otton Bet Route St Louis Md OUR JOB PRINTING We can do good job work Please glve us a trial ana small job for an experiment and then if you dont like It dont try us any more b lln1jJm mUt fJ THE ROME GONGRESi After a consultation with Mr Sachs am led to Indorse his plan or management of the Rome Congress Funll It will require as near as I can asce tain an expense of between five and six hundred dollars living econom cally to make the trip Besides this there must be enough to print the book the expenses of which will be according to the number pUblished The first cost on the book will be nearly the price of it or at least 75 cents each I do not think there will be much profit at a dollar each I want to Insert the portraits of prom- Inent leaders then like Haekel Lan broso Watts Foote and others Also want to get a picture of tt eCon gress assembled and ona of a grou about the statue of Bruno and other pictures which will sugest themselve when I arrive These will add to the cost There will be addresses in Ge man French Russian Swiss Greel Italian and Spanish to be translates and a linguist emploY dto take notes of the proceedings Just what this expense will be I have no idea A first class court stenographer in Cli cinnatl charges a day Beside this there will be some unforeseen penses Each possibly will bo asked to contribute something ward the expenses of the meeting and I would not want America to be behind in anything of this nature all this I expect to be the largest cot tributor I lose my practice for six or eight weeks and arno by my absence lose patients I will never get again also lose them on account of the nature of my visit Besides my family must be supported and stili further I will have a big job on hand to write the book However I count the trip worth all my labor on the book When it is Ident that the fund will bo raised suggest that an alternate be appointee lest something may happen to pre vent my going I know of nothing that wii prevent this except sickness or serious sickness of my family and this is hardly likely But such might happen and the Congress wont wait on sickness As to the alternate I have no preferences but would suggest that he or she be one accustomed to handling the pena keen observer and an able writer and we have many such am think his or her relation should be left to the contributors and the mat ter not confined to the National eral Party There are contributors to this fund who are not members of the N L P and I desire that this repre sentative be national Instead of parti san If lam the only one to go I should like to be regarded as the i lr Vl 7rq ery much and t shout want thai all of us be regarded together as a body of American representatives I- others go I do not want to pose as the only pebble etc but go all gether as Liberal lovers of Liberty md representatives of the land of Paine and Jefferson and Franklin and bard and Seaver and Bennett and Putnam and Cady Stanton and ngersollMr has opened an account with the Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati and aU noney sent him is immediately posited therein The account is In the name of The RomeWilson fund and cannot be checked out except by both his and my signature- In case I should not go every lar will be returned the Interest rev solved will be enough to pay the post igeThe price of the book will be one lollar and postage and those who de lire to subscribe for one or more books should do so as easy as pos Able and thus enable me to arrange ny plans accordingly Let all who can send the cash now Contributions to the RomeCongress Fund and subscriptions with or without the cash will be received by 3ro Morris Sachs Atlas Bauk Bldg Cincinnati and acknowledged in the Bade Those who do not desire their tames published please state same In your letter of communication and pour subscription will be recorded from A Friend It may be well to give you some leas of the character of the book iropose to write First I shall report he Congress in full its proceedings peeches etc its welcome by public officials every public demonstration otlnterest its reception by the press for and against riots if any Interviews with Roman representatives and every detail bearing upon Liberal Interests In addition I proppae to give a densed historical account of the orl gin of Christianity tracing it from the Council of Nice to its Roman headquarters telling just how it got Its start and become engrafted upon he world I will then trace it hrough the Dark Ages and then nark its decline giving brief histor les of Copernicus Galileo Savona rola Vanani Bruno and the great leaders of the Reformation And in conclusion I will aim to get at and escribe the actual conditions in tome and Italy of todaythe rell lous economic political and Indus trlnl conditions as they are I want to interview all classes especially the Socialistic members of the Italian arllament men who dare publicly to express their political opinions and who openly defy the Pope I want to get at the bottom of affairs and find out It possible the real strength of the Papacy It is something unique in the history of governments for two opposing governments to be set up in the same city and it will be interesting to learn their real rela lonship These are my ideas and urposes and I will be glad to recei- veBuggestionsJ B WILSON From the Humanitarian Review TWO KINDS OF FREETHINKERS There are two classes of Free t lrtrlJLj Jh jfJ thinkers One class who dislike and oppose the church for the reason that moralitythanother class who oppose the church for the reason that the morality is a dam ago to the Frcothought cause and do us moro harm than goodbring grace to the cause and they should not be recognized as Freethinkers The mere of the second class we have the better It will be for our cause anti for the world of humanity The first class glory In destroying the church the second class pride them selves in advancing a higher civilization and malting the world better The first class hate the church the second class aim only to rid tho church of its errors and false teachings The first rejoices if a clergyman goes wrong and brings disgrace upon the church the second class is greatly pleased If a clergyman steps up higher and in place of preaching superstition HumanityWeat our advanced age to publish and longerhutthe Magazine we shall endeavor to make It the organ of the second class of Freethinkers and articles and com munications of that sort will be ected for its pages The day for Freethinkers to merely tear down has passed they must now begin to build up if they are to be of any benefit to humanity Hereafter we are riot to he judged by our opinions but by the character of our lives We shall never gain the public approbation until we shall be able to prove that Free thought will give the world a higher Freethinkersbusiness men better husbands and better wives than Christians do We shall hereafter be judged by the same rule that Christians are by our deeds and not by our creeds The sooner we learn this lesson the better It will ba for us t gotthegot the Humanitarian Review with judgmentIsbeauty of it Is that It is bound to win for each of us personally if we live up to it whatever may become of all IIbefore On the morning of October 30tb Mr H L Green editor of the Free thought Magazine and his wife were OhlcagoWesome time as weeks ago Mr Eel i wald wrote that both of ijioIJtiiaw yould have had the ordering of their was evidently due to escaping forgetfulness S 1f r to turn off They had Journeyed to ether for many years and went down u tthe western slope hand in hand VN 1tien ind so had passed the 75th milestone J lie began as a farmer a rafter of logs md school teacher Studying le was admitted to practice in 1852tn Marthaton N J He was soon P after elected a pustlce of the peacesIn- d dispensed that fine brand of Jer fey justice which has made the State ramous Removing to Courtland N he was made county treasurer rom Courtland he removed to Syra use and founded the Syracuse Radi cnl Cub He also connected him elf with the antislavery movement lj Ie afterwards removed to Salamanca then to Buffalo finally to Chicago JIVhen F E Abbot was President of the National Liberal League Mr r Green was chairman of the executive sir JiSyracusehe Comstock question He was thee the secretary of the New York rState Freethinkers Association and nanaged many fine gatherings Of ate years he has devoted himself to the management of his magazine which will probably now suspend Without Mr Green it would not be he Freethought Magazine We have on many occasions differ from Mr Green on important matfers but our personal relations were sways friendly except when he at ti acked the memory of the late S P utnam But Mr Green afterwardjexpressed his sincere course he took t Mr Greens was a somewhat able nature and It could never belpredicted of him where he would land t In any subject though he steadfastly defended universal mental liberty in 2heread Moses Harmans paper because It printed social heresy In politics he foregathered with the Republicansr r did most of the antislavery apos les Economic subjects were not his leld and he was not a student of thom He was a man of moods and while he discarded Christian superstl p tjtownrdhan he did in heresy Ho had at the same time a strong nature and mpreesed his personality upon his magazine and upon the Liberal move sent He was a splendid worker and under his management the New ork Freethinkers Association held very successful conventions Ho made his magazine conservatively able and he filled a place which is now vacant One by one our old war horses are departing and the fi friends and Liberal mentors of our early days are nearly all In the grave yards It is a long procession Among them were many men of great natures but with the limita Ions there were none who worked arder to establish liberty of thought In religion than H L Green 1s f BLUE GRASS BLADE 4 ATTENTION PRESSWRITER LIBERALS Following Is an article which peared In the Chicago Record Herald of November In answer to one by Caroline P Corbin who decares Wee many of her sex that women owe their present position of equality to the teachings of Christianity The RecordHerald devotes a page each week to the opinions of the peo pIe under the heading The Battle Ground of Modern Tiiought and I hope that every press writer may find time to address the editor on this subject which has been so often repeated that women believe It to be Corbln has been given much space from time to time to air her views and I cannot reproduce all the points brought up but the main one Is that the sacrament of marriage has been the salvation of women and given her equality She also dwells upon the fact that Christianity was brought about through the Instrumen tality of a woman She says It was Mary of Nazareth who received the divinely appointed Savior from the bosom of the everlasting fattier and gave him to the world It was she who In heart and soul was found worthy to bo the fulfillment of the primeval promise and through her flowed all the benefits which Chris Itlanlty conferred up the world She also says The homage paid to the virgin mother was one of the earliest Institutions and Is proved by the writings of the early fathers by the testimony of the Catacombs with their crude drawings Churches were named in her honor In the third tury and the first Christian Emperor placed his new capital Constanti nople under her patronage It was not to the spouse of the carpenter of Nazareth that these honors were paid but to the great mother of Christian Ityto that motherhood that was thereafter to be recognized as one of the prIme factors In the worlds regeneration Incidentally Mrs CorbIn Is one of the active leaders of the movement against political equality for women J declaring that they have all the rights they need or want She also takes the ground that the economic equality of women will destroy the borne make void the sacrament of marriage which has been held so sacred by the b t church v The RecordHerald has a circulation aretexpressedspring up somewhere and bear fruit ndjrrhope to see hundreds of ref uta foul calumny that Chris voted women x111 C HliRCH fJvST GIVEN WOMAN EQUALITY Vplctjtprpm Iowa Asserts That Dog Decrees Have Humlll ated Instead of Elevated fSome Questions Asked f7 By Harriet M Closz Webster City a v Iowa In the BattleGround of October 11 an article by Caroline F Corbin en tilled Womans Equality Results From Christianity says It needs only a willing heii devoid of preju dice and an ordinary Intelligence to substantiate it INow I frankly admit that accord this estimate I must be one i who lacks ordinary intelligence for I unhesitatingly place largesized ques tion marks after a number of her sertions I evidently have not read history with the necessary Christian makesItrue as Mrs Corbin states that Christianity from the beginning rec ognized the equality and peculiar noticentury were num bered in the census until the seven teenth century Why were wives bought and sold in England and flog ged with a stick not bigger than a mans thumb until quite recently Why were women declared to be the source of all evil and therefore punished much more severely for crimes than men Why were they cluded from the attar and holy of holies and not permitted to become priests Why were they baptized nude and anointed with oil by Gods chosenmen WQiy were tens of thou sands of women burned as witches Why was abject subjection to hus bands and priests enforced and a faithful account given by wives of every act committed Why were women paraded in a state of nudity before delegations of royal Christian visitors Why were women not per witted to testify in court and unequal dIVISjOnS of property made WhysIdifference and and en forcing such it Comes an accomplished fact and I can not reconcile the above questions with the additional assertion of Mrs Cor but that The church In her organized capacity dealt with her woman2 not only justly but generously Knowing as we do that for over a thousand years the Christian church ruled Europe wltn despotic power and that every secular office was dependent on the church we naturally expect that the dispensers of church canons and divine dogmas would have made good the calm of Womans equality with men but we aavo still to ask the questions Why are women still excluded from the councils of the orthodox admitted to Methodist Epis copal conference a couple of years ago Why are t ey requested to propose obedience to their husbands Why are they not entitled to the chi dren they bear and an equal division made of the material goods Why are the Inmates of some of tho old world monasteries not permitted to speak to women Why was It necessary to make a special arrangement to relieve tho Czarina of Russia from the Igno miny of being baptized nude when being received Into the church of the Christian aggressor Nicholas II Code for Women Why Is there a double code of mor als which makes outcasts of hundreds of thousands of women but the despoilers of virtue are wined and dined and the fatted calf is served while the contracts arc arranged for stock ing the woman market for half the world Why are women degraded by morganatic marriages which deprive their children of name and fortune by royal parasites Why are the newspapers and court records replete with accounts of wife beatings and mur ders Why Because the Bible the great hook which for ages has been recognized as the word of God declares woman to be a chattel Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife nor his ox nor his ass etc Because priests have emphasized the the dec laratlons that woman was the first in the transgression that In sorrow shall she bear children that I suffer hot a woman to teach but to be In si lonce Because themen of God knew that only through the complete sub jection of women could they retain theirplace so they enforced the sacra ment of marriage which meant a lIeI of misery for the many women whose husbands cared to assert the rights of tyrants By this the wifes dividuality was suppressed her self respect destroyed and she became a helpless victim Alas sometimes I fear a willing slave But thanks to the brave bighearted men and women wlib are better than our religion who are broader than any dogma and cannot be fettered by creeds these humanitarians are brIng- Ing to pass a code of ethics which spells JUSTICE without regard to sex They are eliminating the canon laws which Lord Brougham declared to be a disgrace to the civilization of the nineteenth century The Bible man dates and church decrees Instead of gaining equality for women Lave hu miliated them to the dust thrust them to the lowest depths of degradation and despair and sanctioned the Inva sion of their persons and property So I echo the sentiment of a recent editorial In an Iowa paperLet us be pagans and be decent Let us also be honest and give credit where It is due SO HELP ME JC Would Not Take 100 In Gold for My Dog Fennel1 Says they Doctor Lewlsvllle Minn Dtvas C 100roEsqi Lexington f Dear Fri dFor such I shall T n r right at it arid never let Up even for meals until you doffed your sailor cap and I am only sorry that It was not twice as large and five times the cost It is indeed a most wonderful instructive and Interesting work I have now presented it to my son nine years of age and I intend that he shall study every page of It and then preserve it for his children So help me J C would not take one hundred dollars in gold for it if It were Impossible to procure another like it Many thanks for the relic from Pom poll But my dear old friend you totally forgot to Send me the 3xl3 button which I warifbadly or goodly If you please for my boy Yours ever CHAS P BISSELL M D BLUE GRASS BLADE Gone Into the Hands of a Receiver After Converting a Man to Christianity Great Falls Mont Oct 1903 Editor Chas C Moore The Blue Grass Blade sent to the address of William Davis 411 Fourth street S Great Falls Mont will please be discontinued to that address and sent to the undersigned who is the receiver of the Blade since said Mr Davis has become a good church member and It is against his constitution to read it any more But since am a new beginner with the Blade It must be understood that It has a hard citizen to deal with and a question on Frcothought will now and then appear Please notify re salver of any amount still due and of the cost of a years subscription and It will be paid- Respectfully the Receiver JOHN JACOBSEN Comment Now theres a man that I have converted to the Christian re ligion and yet Christians say I dont do any good Low Rate Excursions On the first and third Tuesdays qf each month te Texas Indian and Oklahoma Territories via M K Ry Take advantage of the opportunity offered and see the Great Southwest in all Its glory Texas Business Chances Indian Terri tory and other booklets brimful of Information will be sent on receipt of twocent stamp to prepay postage Address GEORGE MORTON G P T A M K T Ry Suite R Tho Walivwrlght St Louis NOTICE W H Kerr of Great Bend Kansas is at work on his periodical the Christian Educator and Gods Defend er which will bo published December It wI be devoted to teaching his discovery the nonexistence of God establishment of tho church recogInlzesubscription 100 six months 50 cents sample copies 10 cents Send In your subscription for first Issue i t r1i rj 8 A PRIEST IN CITIZEN Descants Upon What the Blade Said About the Hanging of the Catholics OBrien and Whitney Birmingham Ala Oct 28 1903 Dear Bro Moore- enclose you a clipping taken from the Catholic Citizen of Boston Mass date of October Seems to me that the Blade gets Into some queer places and then stirs up things like Tillman with his pitch fork If you have any more holy rocks left please send me one Yours fraternally- L B SHOENFIELD Tne extract Is as follows A priest writes to the Catholic Citi zen complaining of tho many Catholic monsters who are being hanged for murder He says am tired of calling attention to the way In which our holy Faith keeps getting misrepresented and disgraced on occasions of capital executions Montana is never very long without furnishing some Catholic monster for the scaffold And one of the last of them that have read of was attended three priests Last July In Lexington Ky beI fore the day ot his execution one of the criminals OBrien wrote a let ter to his mother which got printed In Lexington paper which letter was as one paper says filled the most exhilarating rapture and showJ ed OBrien to be satisfied that he could read his title clear to mansions In the sky The scene at the execu tion In the presence two priests gave an Infidel paper occasion to descant In uils wise ChInn was a Chris tian and a good man and vauabe citi zen and there will be some doubt about his getting to heaven because his two Catholic brethren that kIlledI him did not give him any time to pray but OBrien and Whitney had plenty of time to pray and kissed a silver crucifix Just before they lit out at tho end of a rope and tho two Catholic priests that were with them told them tne coast was clear So certain were these two pious men that they were going straight to heaven that tney stood smoking cigars when the death warrant was read to them and when tho officer who read It trembled with emotion one of them said Do you see that fellow shaking The Infidel paper goes on These two are samples of the moral trend of the religious teaching of that old religionDont work be burglars and dont kill a man unless It be necessary to your own safety an In case the law does get on to you and is going to crack your necks Just send for the priests and kiss the crucifix and youI are as good for heaven as five cents Is for a drink of beer m Why did hot the Catholic Cltize give the name of the priest and give the name of the Infidel paper In Lex- Ington that printed what the Citizen have to give either of course but It looks like the darklantern way of doing things not to have given these that Is generally attributed toI the Catholic church The Catholic Citizen did not want to give this little paper the benefit of an advertisement It has not any cinch on that Idea the New York TruthSeeker an Infidel paper speaks of thIs paper as a Kentucky Infidel paper without giving any name I have no objection to giving this Catholic paper and this Infidel paper the benefit of this advertisement really prefer to do it and dont cost me any to give that priests name looks like the Catholic Citizen and tne priest too were afraid I knew some rascality about that priest and would publish it But where does the misrepresenta tion come in I know nothing In the world about the case except what I read In the Lexington papers and I know that all the editors in Lexing ton except me are afraid of the Catholics and will not dare to say anything against them that Is not dently true and not a tenth of what they know to be true and If these papers were misrepresenting things about the hanging of these two bur glarmurderers why didnt Barry a priest of Lexington denounce It from his pulpit and through the papers of the town any one of which Is glad to gain Catholic favor by giving Barry unllmUed space- dont like Barry even a little bit and this community knows why but Barry can take a whole page of my paper If he wants It to print anything he wants to print to show that these Lexington Protestant papers misrepre sented the two fellows who were Jerk to Jesus and then the Catholic Citi zen ot Boston Mass can print from this paper and need not give Its name Barrys statement that the account of the hanging of these two Catholics has been misrepresented But Barry wont do It and the Catholic Citizen dont want hIm to try to do it because Barry and that paper both know that there has been no misrepresentation about this mat tel It Is simply a fact that Catholics are being hung with priests going on their mummery over the villains that are hung so often and so many times printed in the papers that the Catho lies are getting sick of their own med icine and they are now trying to sneak out of It by putting up a story that they are misrepresented ATTENTION BRER SACHS BarnesvIlle 0 Oct 1903 Dear Mr Moore Enclosed you will find 250 P 0 order for which please place my sub scription another year ahead send me a copy of Dog Fennel In the Orient and prepay on some small memento of your trip to the Holy Land Sun this Is not what I want to write about Indeed you may thank that lovely poem Sweetheart for get l I 1 i J iir trlt1 0 f ting this order Just now What I want to be told is about those verses Sure ly there is sonic mistake about the writer or I have lost all ability to Judge such things suppose little Atheists are smart I was a little Methodist myself but I cant con Gown of any child having written that Mind I dont say one never did but If it did It surely a prodigy and I want to find it The thrilling sweet ness and Witching simplicity of the lines affectedme more than anything have seenfor some time I would give 50 If had written them because you see If could think things as sweet as that could make a for tune put of thIs old typewriter- was unable to decide whether the column In Which It appeard was your own or belonged to Bro Sachs The matter concerning the N L P In clined me to the latter opinion In fact nothing made me think other wise except that It wasnt placed right to be his If this is tho case give him a postage stamp and ask him to write me about the child Yours very truly LOU LAWRENCE Reprinted as Originally Printed BIG REVIVAL AT ARCOLA LIGHTENING STROKE spaceinwords about the happennlng around war with satan awhile at the Palestine church six happy souls went down on the third Sunday its Septemberand put on Christ by tism On the second Sunday in Octo ber at oclock the writer and Rev T B Roland were called upon to preach a sermon to the convicts In the building on Houses farm Out of the great number of convicts there were none exceeded the ago of 35 but ranged from 35 down Young men of my race try to make men of your Thursday Oct quite a thun der storm was had for awhile here on this large rice farm A wagon loaded with men going In out of the rain when two young men begin Utterly swearing and as some others were with them they were told not to do that They remarked God damn old God an old son God damn the lightening Just as the words were utrered a stroke of lighteningicame and burs tree the wide open and knocked the other senseless When last heard from he was not better All who may chance to read these lines take warning knowing that If you make thede mistakes God Is not accountable for them Yours for the Masters cause O W SMITH CommentThe above is from a Baptist paper printed at Austin Texas the capital of Texas The paper Is the Herald and the editor at the head Its columns and In various other rjrlnts his name Rev L L abLJo1aneIlUo1tie Just as It appears rjiper Aman in sending 25 cents a year for the paper spells it hearld1 It seems to have been sent to me as a warning by one of its subscribers as It had his name torn off You people who swear must take warning and never swear during a thunder storm In Texas It seems strange that the Rev editor did not give the names of the persons killed and tell whether- or not they had accident policies Anyway remember when you go to Texas not to swear during thunderstorms for the lightening will sho kill you DOG FENNELS First Edition Has Been Sold Out and Cannot Have Another EditionIUntil December 1st We expected soon after the appear ance of the first edition of Dog Fen nel in tho Orient that we would have to get out another edition of it but the first one was exhausted sooner than we expected and all of the first edition Is sold out We have the plates though and are all readyto print the second edition but cannot have it ready before the first of December Tlie second edition will have a short preface and will have all the errors typographical and clerical of the first edition corrected Orders for the second edition will be filled in the order teat they come to price of the book Is 100 but so many of Its readers have said the hook is worth more than that that nearly everybody has sent 16 cents extra to pay the postage But phase remember that you can get the book for 100 If you wish It at that Brice A Christian Murders His Three Children r At Barnardsville N C October 18 Dr J V Jay murdered his three child ren and tried to kill his wife In the report of it in the Asheville Citize occurs the following Mr Jay wa then asked If he had been drinkin and he said he had not touched a drop of liquor or drugs of any kind for over six weeks and he said he Just fessed religion only last Wednesday out at a church WHAT IS TO BECOME OF US SAINTS Talmage has gone dead after hav ing been a dead one for some years Sam Jones has had his mouth mashed by a head on collision with Ackermans s first and is closed for repairs Ton Comstock has been licked on the thigh and sent headforemost down stops anti Is all broke up and now Dowie hs been knocked out in Goth am and unless the brethren raise about 50000000 to boost me I dont who there is left to hold up to of religion in this country IIsee pmces on printing from the Job office srr r A MORMAN Turns Infidel and Has the Blade Read to Him as He Was Dying Aged 72 Years Richfield Utah Oct 23 1903 My Dear Heathen Brother Lexington Ky Dear Editor and PublIsherYour Ideas upon the religious question arc my ideas to the very letter was the means of my father subscribing for the Blade some three or four years lived In Selma Utah elghteoi miles from this place was a sub scriber to the Blade at that time through the kindness of Dr C E West of Selmn In 1899 removed to Elgin Oregon myfathersBlade from the postoffice and send them They were the most Interest Ing to him of all papers He was a Mormon for 20 or 25 years when he apostatized and has boon an Infidel ever since up to his death which oc curred April 28 of this year when he died at the ago of 72 years of can cer of the stomach He was rational up to within twelve hours of his death and died as ponce ful and reconciled as It Is possible for a man to die One or two days before his death one of his old playmates but a staunch Mormon came In and begged him to let him pray for him saying that he could not stand to see such a man an especially such a good friend as he had been die In such a comb tionFather turned his face anti begged him with the greatest of friendship to depart from the room as ho was too weary to waste any energy upon such nonsense and said he was per fectly reconciled to die and that while he would like to live longer could be well he fet more concernI for his wife and children whom going to leave than he did own destinyIHe said he lad long since abandoned the Idea of a future place of reward where some of a family could be happy at the same time that a brother sister or mother was known to exist n any kind of a hell He had read some funeral oration In the Blade preached by some old friend over the remains of another which was made mutual while both were alive somewnere In California That suited him The last night ho was alive watched by his bedside aone He told me where to find that oration tied up In a bundle of Blades and had me read It to him The Mormon Bishop Invited us to Save our meeting In the Mormon ihurch If we so desired and for the take of a hall large enough we ac epted A member oCa lodge of which my brother Is a member acted lsa sort of marshal and came wler fathers family were sealedinia stated that it was customary to open such meetings with prayer He thought that would be appropriate out It was fathers dying wish that no prayer or religious nonsense should to uttered so of course we said No We had some very nice and appro priate singing by various friends ol father and then three old Infide rlends of father spoke Dr C E West being One of them The Mormon Bishop also arose ant iddressed the audience which oat unusually large and said Brothel Xleison did not die as a Latter Day Saint meaning Mormon but ktos there lie the remains of as good aw honest man as ever lived and cant help but Relieve and do hope that shall meet him again In heaven That made me think that the Blab himself did not go much on this salvation through Christ business as he preaches it to his flock My mother four sisters and a brother survive him All are Infldes Freethinkers Please find herein 100 In P O der for one years subscription Yours In the Rational gospel P MELSON SOME OF THE POPES From to 900 live popes were consecrated Leo V In less than two months after he became pope was cast Into prison by Christopher one of his chaplains This Christopher usurped his place and In a little hjSerglusTheodora both prostitutes exercised an extraordinary control over him The love of Theodora was also shared by John X She gave him the Arch bishopric of Ravenna and made him Pope in 915 The daughter of Thou dora overthrew this pope She surprised him In the Laternn Palace His brother Peter was killed the Pope was thrown Into prison where he was afterward murdered After ward this Maroela daughter of Theo dora made her son pope John 41 wasnhis father Albericgmarried Another of her sous Al beric Jealous of Ills brother John the 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Igirtngcauses nr1 of nndndescrlptlottofthonoctors medicaldlsroveryran Cut wnrit ApimcnlloiinixuHlvocure or thokltiil of suc teas Address nr U P P1MOAVS thUodver Viuclauil J i rta s rIrFellowscured many advanced and illltcult of a private nature which were looked upon as incurable that he now considered far and near as the mot reliable sod worthy in his spcctaltyR mt tea JavtnglsIltaM or fellows nas 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 thcn and enabling him t treat them successf-ully He Is wellknown as a pro lounced advocate In all lines of free thought and stands well In his pro fession wherever ho s known THE BEST LINE 0fI0ro 7 r a t BLUE GRASS BLADE 1 FATHER MCRADVS TERIFFIC ATTACK ON ROMANISM Only a few months ago Priest Me Grady was known all over the land as an eloquent Roman Catholic advocate of Socialism He spoke In Massachusetts as well as other States His bishops persecuted him so last week he wrote the letter to the Appeal to Reason The June number of The Mes senger published by the Precious Hlood Order contains a communica tlon from the pen of Rev Mueller to prove that Jesus and the early church defended the right of private property Like Helter Sherman Kress and other consecrated hirelings In the service of crime he pours out torrents of abuse and floods of vomit to feed the diseased Imaginations of r his Ignorant readers The Rev memo her of the Precious Blood Order garbles Scripture to maintain his po sition quoting only the passages that were Interpolated Into the New Testament when Chrstianlty was losing Its original character by the corrup Lion that followed the conversion of the ruling class and the consequent domination of ecclesiastical politicians in the fully organized church The coronation of Constantine the Great was the apostolic spirit in the young religion and the baptism of the royal murderer was the birth of a now era In the history of Christianity 1 Catholicism perished on the sho- restwthe of Tiber Catholicism was the reo of Jesus Romanism Is the I ecclesiastical policy of designing statesmen who have ever used the churcn for the aggrandizement of their families and tBo accomplish ment of their nefarious Intrigues r The spirit of Romanism is antago nistic to the spirit of Christianity t and Intelligent Cath and no honest olic can identify himself with the 2 policy that originated In the Imperial City and grew In the Lateran and Vatican till It triumphed over the pretensions of Alexandria and Con stantinople forcing kings and emperors to bow in submission to its throne and blighting the hopes and aspira tions of freedom in every land where Its supremacy has been recognized Romanism has been the foe of light and liberty and is responsible for the Ignorance that prevailed throughout the Dark Ages Its influence on the enlightenment and morality of the world Is seen today In Spain Italy Austria Mexico and the South Amer- Ican states It has spent Its ener gles In condemning every book that revealed the mysteries of nature in forbidding the people to read in tor turing the scholars who dared to pro rr claim scientific truths in hunting the sons of freedom and consigning them to the lurid flames In slaughtering Be heratics andtn4tdelsbntarew- ould not submit to her despotism in1 establishing the inquisition and ter q rifying the cringing multitude with the Autodefe The history of Romanism Is the trio umph of ignorance and brutality There Is not an intelligent Catholic on the globe who does not detest Ro manism and repudiate Its claims Ca tholicism stands for love and mercy Socialism stands for justice and free dom Romanism stands for ignor ance and crime Do we want our public schools destroyed Then support the pretensions of Roman Ism Do we want monarchy en throned on the ruins of our free in stitutions Then rally around the flag of Romanism France was com pelled to expel the emissaries of the Vatican to preserve her liberty Spain is crying out in her death r throes for the expatriation of the monks Away from Rome is the Shibboleth of the Austrian liberals Tho South American republics resist the pretensions of Romanism and IVthe Catholic Filipinos are determined to banish the friars from their shores It is not surprising to the student a of history who Is familiar with the bloody record of Romanism that this diabolical Institution is opposed to the aspirations of the tolling hosts In their tight for industrial democracy There Is not crime in the calendar that Romanism has not glorified or a virtue that It has not stigmatized when such perversity would advance the cause of the ecclesiastical politi clans The benefit of the clergy which prevailed throughout the Middle Ages ex empted the agents of Romanism from responsibllty to civil courts and the sacred tribunals Invariably exoner ated the tonsured criminals and theft x perjury forgery murder and assassi nation were sanctioned In the garb of religion The Order of the Pre cious Blood is honored with the mem bershlp of Father Walser who was recently arrested for the murder of Agatha Relchlln and Rev Mueller who Is affiliated with the same relig ious fraternity defends the accused priest If the proofs against the morality of Socialism were as strong as tho evidences criminating Father Walser it would long ago have peen condemned by the common sense of humanity would have perished In Its Infamy before its fair character had ever been tarnished by the foul slime of Romanism If the ethical code of Socialism were identical with the ethical code of Romanlsm It would not be tolerated In any civilization on the globe Rev Mueller exclaims Poor Jesus the bloodthirsty party the party of revolution and rebellion the Socialist party tries to claim you as one of their ranks Without commenting on tho bad grammar contained in this quotation I will repeat tho ex clamatlon and cast the reproach In the face of Romanism Poor Jesus what infamies have been perpetrated in thy namo since thou hast fallen into tho hands of the Romanists and thy teachings have been adopted by a band of criminals The Romanists have crimsoned the world with a tide of human gore in thy name They have desolated kingdoms and cursed nations with the cry of oppression In thy name They have consigned luj yya antics to the flames cast ph8iclansI into dark dungeon cells for the bless- Ings they have conferred on human- Ity In thy name They have forged chains for the champions of freedom tortured scientists and branded learn ing with the stigma of crime in thy name They have denounced tile public schools as ungodly atheistic and Immoral In thy name They have scored Justice and mocked morality and shielded the midnight assassin in thy name I defy any Romanist to meet me on the rostrum and refrute the accusations contained in this let ter and until they remove the brand of Infamy from their character they aro not competent witnesses against Socialism SAYS THERE IS A GENERAL DE CLENSION OF RELIGION The Minneapolis Tribune appears to have sent out circulars asking the opinions of prominent clergymen re garding the status of religion In reply to these it prints with a big head In red ink the following from Rev George Campbell Morgan The request that I should state my Impressions regarding the religious condition and prospects of the world and of this country in particular Is a reasonable one and one with which I willingly comply One would suppose that I had en Joyed unusual facilities for describing the state of religion in America at first hand from the experience I have had In the last few years but that Is not Since January I have traveled 7000 miles my Journey extending from New York to Denver and from Duluth to Atlanta In every city I have visited I have associated with religious people and with religious leaders and yet strange to say I have had no opportunity to observe the condition of the churches and the state of religion The reason Is that wherever I have gone the churches have united to give me a warm recep tion the congratulations have been overflowing and I have been Inces santly at work having delivered In this time no less than 170 sermons Theconsequence is I have not seen the churches In their normal condi tlon at all and can say nothing about them In this line from actual obser vation I have nevertheless received In various ways including reading and conversation with Intelligent people a profound Impression concerning the condition and prospects of the Chris tian religion in this country both itively and in comparison with Eng seems to be incontrovertible that there has been for many years a igious declension in the United States This declension has covered both faith and practice The leading doctrines of religion have been assailed and the religious life has been relaxed I use the word religion because everything in nature of religion as well as theI anity hassuffared lrQro1IE f ment of the human mind This declension Is evidenced by the decreased membership of the churches by the theological writings of the day by the looseness of much of the preaching by the desuetude of powerful rivals by the paucity of versions and by the reduced number of candidates for the ministry It is somewhat alarming to read some of the statements for which ot course I cannot vouch regarding the fewness of conversions If I am cor rectly Informed there are in the Pres Ibyterlan Congregational and Baptist denominations thousands of churches every year which do not report a gle conversion and as many more perhaps which report only one or two conversions This led Mr Moody on one occasion to query whether the Congregationalist really believed in conversion at all or not In like manner the complaint comes from nearly all the theological seminaries that fewer young men are entering the ministry and those who enter are of a lower grade of scholarship than formerly This Is on the face of It an alarm- Ing symptom but it is liable to this discount that the lay preacher is rapidly displacing the professional minister and for my part If the peo ple find that the professional minister no longer meets their spiritual needs and that the comparatively un ducated preacher feeds their sours I have no complaint to make of the prevailing indifference to the claims of religions is not confined to the Protestant denominations The Catholic Church If I mistake not feels the pressure of the movement fully as much as we do think I read not many months ago a statement that Archbishop Ireland n a sermon he preached in New York said that there was then going on in the world Including the Catholic Church a rapidly increasing decen slon in religion Indeed if we may rely on what has been told me In Chicago the decline Its not even confined to the Christian religion The Rev Dr Hirsch I am Informed said a year or two ago that his was the only Jewish society In this country that was holding its own Here then we have a movement which Is directed not against the Protestant religion nor yet against Chris tianity in general but against all re ligion In Its broadest sense IN BLOCKS OF FIVE Salina Kans Oct 31 1903 Dear Brother HughesI received your letter containing five cards for the purpose of procuring subscribers to the B G B a few minutes ago enclose In this letter the amount of the cards 250 and will send in names later on just because I believe you need the money to use I be lieve you have finally hit on a pan that will soon double the number of subscribers to the best Liberal paper printed today I never saw a paper grow faster and better in every way than the Blade since the printing machine was put into the office I hope and pray like a steer in the corn It may continue until the one million mark is reached Fraternally yours STOWE ii Ii l ROME CON- CRESS FUND Previously acknowledged 210 books E F Creevy Chicago U11 book J M Hicibe Manson Ial book M E Davis Rockdalo Texl book Jas K Long Troy Ialbook Jacob Marcus Chandler Okla1 book E Van Riper Clrclevllle O1 book C E Alexander Earlton Kasl book J Klein Waukegan Ill1 book C Bedell North Newton 01 book O H Overstreet Miss1 book R S Carr Ashland Ky3 books B Gray Ashland Ky3 books- W Collins Los Angeles Call book C WlnkelpHck Lexington 1 book Miss L M Gibson Tenn 1 book W T Shafer LogansportIndl book Dr T C Brassell Cost Texl book RELIGIOUS BREEZES FROM THE PACIFIC SLOPE By Walter Collins Editor Blue Grass ladeThe meetings of the Liberal Club this year are a great success Last night a crowded house listened to an mated discussion of the alleged divin ity of J Stitt Wilson Tho skinning was done by James T VanRensselaer an exclergyman who nailed the di vine pelt on the barn door of Los An geles for the admiration or chagrin of Wilsons critics and worshippers Gods and divinities are as common as In old mythological days but like unto Jonahs gourd they dont last long after sunup yet It keeps a corps of iconoclasts busy to warn the unwary women of the Impostors who are con tinually seeking their love coin and destruction Wilson came here two years ago as a Socialist and did a grand work In that line but success turned his head and he got nutty on a Message of the Inspired Life and now claims to be IT or as he puts it I am the totality of God and the evils of the competitive system are nothing but a thought Well if he Is God he Is better than Jehovah for he is a married man and stays homo nights but Ill venture to say that his Inspired life and the natural consequences will eventually interfere with his domestic happiness or land him in the Jug Its one of Gods ways The vaccination fetich roped in other victim here a few days ago this time it was a budding musical prodigy of four years Vaccination Is a State law in California and if the harvest of victims continue good we hope sometime to get a repeal of that piece of dangerous Idiocy passed In the Interest of medical grafters- A local sensation of the first magnitude has just been discovered in our midst The Rev R T Jenkins a Congregational minister in apparent good standing has been found at work Not picking strawfcerr signing checks but with shoAfeltJ doling qtrert work any ball and chain attach wholly of his own free wi little old two dollars a day and whaU knowledge and information he can gather from his fellow workmen in heir struggle for existence- It isnt likely that an exodus of ministers will leave their Godly cols and take up their blankets and low him nor Is it hardy possible that Rev Jenkins will adopt It as a permanent means of livelihood He has a good honest collection of cal louses on his paws and it Jshoped that when he has finished his present course of Instruction he will have ac qui red enough manhood to remain honest and always earn his living and grasp his fellow mortals hand with a tight grip and a Clear science While this preacher was living a respectable life the Rev C K Jones yesterday preached on a spectable Religion In which he gave the following good sound Infidelity hope he wont lose his job for it cause that kind of Freethought In their midst will elevate the churl until the whole dam caboodle becomes respectable Men have outgrown the tMh of their fathers because such faith hay not kept pace with the enlarging velopment of modern knowledge deed the faith in many particulars is directly and openly opposed o the declarations of present day science and reason It is not uncommon to hear parents who hold to the older faiths of the popular orthodoxies complain that their grownup children no longer respect the faith In which they were trained This complaint Is heard more often from devout parents who have adult children that have had the benefit of a college or university education The aged often regard such disrespect of their faith as a willful act on the part of the children and hence to be reprobated Such judgment and condemnation are wide of the truth Youth cated in the science and practical philosophy of our day cannot believe after the old manner of thought without stultifying themselves both In knowledge and In their sense of what Is right and therefore of moral obli gation Instead of its being a ground for condemnation the fact that men are progressive In their faiths should be a subject for hearty congratua tlon The attempt to gain a faith that Is worthy of respect is a most praiseworthy action on the part cf any man or woman To attempt to hold a faith that Is not worthy of respect Will eventuate in the loss of all faith Be not afraid of the heresies of day they aro but the orthodoxies of tomorrow From Lucifer THE DEATH OF GREEN On Friday morning October 30 H L Green editor of the Freethought Magazine and his wife were found in their bed room fully dressed and dead An open gas Jet revealed the cause of their death It Ifnot known whether their deaths weris accidental or self inflicted Both wore old bothI had been ill and weak for a consider a me time and both were known to be discouraged and expecting death soon Their only son died about u year ago and It seems thaythey never recovered from his loss Of late months Mr Green has had able volunteer assistance in the publication of his magazine and it is to be hoped that the magazine will continue to be published and will be rejuvenated growing stronger in good work as the years go by It is a rather curious coincidence that Mr Greens death should have occurred in the same manner as that of S P Putnam a few years ago the similarity even extend- Ing to the doubt as to whether the deaths were the result of their own desires L AN EXPREACHER FENNEL Hooversvlllo Pa Nov 1903 Mr C C Moore Dear Slr1 have read Dog Fennel through and feel that I am not overrating it when I say it is worth 500 Instead of 100 It must be read to be appreciated I think the work should be placed in as many homes as posslblet Pleaso send me a pebble that I can have made Into a charm for a watch chain RespectfullyR My Son Tells About Dowle I have a son at Columbia Univer sty in New York City In a letter to his mother occurs the following- dont go down town often because it is so far I went down last night with two of the students to hear Dowle or Elijah III as he calls himself It was certainly a funny sight Madison Square garden holds six or eight thousand people and it was full and it Is said there was crowd enough turned away to fill It twice Dowlo had a brass band at one end and a drum corps at the other and the lumbia students were giving their col ege yells at a terrific rate when we got there There were 600 policemen but they had all and more than they could do to keep order Mr Dowle got up and screamed out some kind of a speech until they got to coughing so furiously and clearing their throats so loudly that he finally stopped I think it is the regular thing for the audience to hoot and hiss and call Dowle Impostor and all other names in the midst of his sermons when ho gets to spanking the New Yorkers as he calls it I wish papa could see the perform FROM THE PHILIPPINES To tho Editor of the Chicago Chron- Icle Washington Sept lQ1he New York World of September II reports the army transport Kilpalrlck arrived from the Philippines 340 officers and men of the United States Fifth fantry and 26 women on her deck and 302 soldiers dead under the hatches The voyage was a very mer ry one for all had agreed to dismiss sonow the day they toile for home They stocked up with loquors at Sin Vpore and Indulged in h Dutch din br wMHhWnild noi Mt repetition There were two bands They had suppers dances and balls punctuated with varied revelry and tho last Thursday night got up a masquerade which surpassed the fondest expecta tions of Its promoters She dipped her flag to the farewell gun In the shade of the mango trees And turned her prow to the setting sun On the swell of the eastern seas And faces paled as she westward drove In the light of the afterglow Three hundred stalking the deck above And three hundred dead below Now lets be merry the captain said We laugh the skippers curse The living must live the dead And So be deadIIn crowds n ere pestilent breezes blow And heres to the ghosts that grin in the shrouds And heres to site boys below Of course we aro sorry for those neath No mourners sadder than we But say what right has the tyrant Death To stifle the shouts of glee Then bring forth beer and the Pom ery see And the tipple of ancient Crow And drink to the fellow awake on the deck And the fellows asleep below They hear the brazen hind rejoice As tho veterans homeward come And piccolos pipe and cornets voice And flute and fiddle and drum They sing of treachery torture love And plunder and raid and woe And a wild shriek comes from tho spars above And a wall from the hold below Now form quadrille is the merry call They sway as the prompter bids Now swing your partners balance all Just over the coffin lids The shroulded listen beneath their feet And whisper A masquers show And groans from above the dancers greet And a laugh from the dead below W A CROFFUT Lexington Democrat JESUS BRINGS 100 LIBEL SUIT Barefoot Bushy Headed Negro Preacher Wants Damages From Colored Ministers Association One of the most novel and Interest ing cases ever brought up in the Faye temple of justice for adjudication tho suit for 100 for libel brought by Clayborne Martin the colored preacher who it is alleged claims to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ and a familiar figure on the street with his bushy uncut hair and bare feet against Revs Young and Anders n as representatives of the Colored Ministers Association of Lexington Some time ago there appeared In AI I ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD 3660LOUISVILLE sr itiCALIFORNIADaily PROPORTIONATELY RATES TO OTHER POINTS THROUGH PERSONALLY CON DUCTED EXCURSION SLEEP ERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST AND HOME SEEKERS EX CURSION TfATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND WEST 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