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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 1- fr1 N r J t 11 BLADEIEDITED in A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOLUME XII NUMBER 48 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAYJANUARY 24 E M 304 100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 1100 In clubs of flvo or moro cents eacha year Terms U00 per year In advance foreign subscription S160 Five copies one year J2GO Make all Money Orders Drafts andI Kxpress Orders payable to theI Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this oillco giving your old as well as the new address When you send your subscription say whether you are a now or old sub scriber The address slip on the paper will show expiration ot subscription ant VaeVve as a receipt as date changes KjiiaB ar Mbscrlber pays lubscrlpr v o this publication areI not diSCUnr1ul at expiration unlesl t so ordered by the subscriber The ourta lnyarlably hold a subscriber 4elJIh knah b price of all uapers re for InIv c paidupt full dUcon flawed Office of publication 161 East ThirdI street near Entered at the Post Office at Lexington Ky as Second Class Mall communications to 1LUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette 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 who drink It- believe from the time It Issues 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 be coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the Jails ot the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do jnot wonder that every thoughtful man prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separate In no sense whatsoever Is this gov ernment founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfleld VERACITY OF THE PENTATEUCH Toronto Ont December 10 Tho Knox College alumni were greatly perplexed yesterday as to the veraci ty of the Pentateuch and the revela lion of Goths lovo anti justice as con tained therein Prof McCurdy said the commands obeyed by the Israel ites In their war could not havo been given by God and the narrated ac counts must have been due to tribal prejudices on tlio part of the Hebrew Principal Caven hod that the Pentateuch was literally true but admitted It was dlfllciilt to plain the reason for the great suffer ings of the human race It was suggested that the question ho thresher out at a conference BIBLE IN PUBLICSCHOOlS IS DOOMEDSQUABBLE BETWEEN PROSTE8TANTS AND THE IICAMISS GOULDHAM SANDWITCHh The late Helen Gould ham sand witch episode Is only onemarked In dlcation that the Bible In the public schools has uuaiit had Its day This Is notynecctsssrlly from what Infidels havo been saying though they will of course feed the flame but It the rcr lilt of a squabble bo tween Cathol n and Protestants Of course iGathollcs have all the time Inlendedlto take a hand In this matter when fifey got strong enough In this county and now such Is the bidding for the Catholic vote In the current presidential campaign that Catholics see that the time has come for them to strike and they are go Ing to do It and tho Infidel policy Is to say Lay on Macduff and damned bo he ho who first cries hold enough The priest said to Helen Gould the other day that It was not that Cath olics objected to reading the Bible In the public schools but that they ohfjected to reading the Protestant In tho public schools and the old shavepate was talking sense and much more honestly than tho clergy generally dof 1Jttll1 say Bully for thatS priest andI want them to force the fight to the bitter end and this smallI sheet will can do to age the scrim age For years nd rors the ProtesI tants have btteri ding tho Protes tant Bible In t bile schools and as long as it waflu Protestant Bible it was all right Bnd these skybusterg svo would Protestanttp L1cllJn Iiotlollgt liI the nurture and idmonltiott oAjno Lord by read InI fiButsteps In and right you are but must bo a tathollc Bible It getsI to be a hors o f another color and the Protestan cant see It that wayw at all Of course there Is just as good roas son why lire Catholic Bible should be read n schools as tho exJ1 ncludivethese schools for years and years to come as there was that the Protestant Bible should have boon rood In tillJ1 public schools for tlWyonrs and years that aro past and If the Catholics do not contend for their rights they are a gang of cowards that are backing down from Protestant Injustice andr aggressionOf nDIts an outrage perpetrat ed on the Jew by both the Protestant and Catholic that tho New Testament Is read at all In the public schools because it IS continually throwing Into the teeth of the Jews of this day that their fathers murdered Jesus Christ and thus creating prejudice against them when whether tliechargor against thorn be true or whether or not Jesus Christ If there was any such man ought to been executed for treason the Jew ofI the present day Is no more responsi ble for It than we AngleSaxons are responsible for the fact that not so awfully long ag TOjur forefathers uwlI to kill and oat otherIOf course It is w outrage upon tiSI Infidels that any kind of a Bible more than a Koran or Talmud Is read lu the public schools but though this government was founded by In fidels It is not to be expected that n country that prints In God we trUst on Its money as big a lie WII Zachary could tell because God could not start a National Bank In Ken picky without putting up Government bonds for collateral tho Infldol would havo any rights that the Chris tlan would have to respect Butt the Infidel does his best to stop the Bible from being read In the pub lie schools and ho only falls to stop It because ho has not the power to stop It and submits to tho Infringement upon his rights because ho cannot help himself The Catholic though Is not an bravo and sincere as the Infidel Is The Catholic knows ho has r s much right to rpad the Catholic Bible the public schools as tho Protestants havo to read their Bible and as between two Bibles the Catholic ono Is certainly entitled to moro spcct for It Is much older thnn the Piotcstant Bible But tho Catholic Is a coward AlI Protestants and Catholics hate each other very much more that either of them hate Infidels arid yet ilk Pilate and Herod they will work to tillIply asks that tho constitution of this heopiutimeI and tins the Catholic and the Prates tant are willing to recognize each other as two pal thlQvos In order that they may divide the booty of which they rob the Jew and tho Infidel f MORE TROUBLE SWINDLER Will Be Tried for Subornation Perjury On His Release From Prison Now York Jan The George Frederick Burgoyne who has spent several yean In House of Correction at Detroit for swindling Is to bo prosecuted the United States Postal for subornation of perjury ards time In the House of will expire In February Maj Postofficer Inspector for this who ten years ago was his capture and conviction ordered to prepare tho to be submitted at Jackson whither Howard will be taken Detroit Howards Identity was whl c he was preaching In see It was then alleged that he swindled many persons through les of fictitious English estates had operated all over tho Ills trial and conviction followed arrest In Chicago In 1884 caused sensation Confessions alleged to been made by witnesses will be of fresh charges From Peoples Press Chicago The poorest Catholic scrub or hired girl contributes more Iif week tho year around to her church priests and pope how Pope Leo got his seventeen lion than well to do freethinkers do In a year to and help tho few freethought that are fighting superstition THE IROQUOIS THEATER FIRE This Iroquois fire says a phla clergyman believe to be warning from God to a wicked Churches have been razed to for theaters and God Is This divine might make stronger argument the tragedy was the work of God If theater had been filled with men of instead of with little The CourlerJournal above from the s very significant It is exactly kind of talk that tho Blue Grass Indifgos In when It Is a little rabid than usual In Lexington at this writing old Main street Campbelllte church being razed so that the ground bo used to build n thea snow No man of any sense believes ington Is any more table to a re as the result of Goths wrath if tho change of that old n theater had never been made The only houso In Lexington are dead sure God wanted as a church It was the Mulberr Catholic church God struck lightning and burnt all tho ore and came near destroying God striking churches with O1tJIO Is a regular od standby Item but nobody ever heard od striking a theater with The CourierJournal tels that hlladolphla clergyman that If whole theater had been filled of his stripe preachers of thorn had been burnt up have thought It was the of years ago tho Conrier Hal would not have dared to print editorial but the Blue Grass and other Infidel publications educated the CJ and given It courage to say what It thinks just Dade says what It thinks and preachers The CJ knows just as well as do that tho Bible Is a lie from finish But until recently it n newspaper to say that tine times change and we with thom People in dont belevc In religion like they eighteen years ago when the B started along about tho time the C was booming Barnes Pink whore miracles were performed In savor to prayer to beat the band Just as soon as the CJ gets so Isnt skeered of saying what thinks about preachers and all of that stripe It will be just as ip anybody In talking about preachers Tho Freoilnker London Mr Charles C Moore editor of Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky one of tho men who have been prison for their opinions We say It will be said that he them distastefully but whenever a man sent to prison for his Iplnlons distastefully unless opinions themselves were Which shows the humbug of jection Yes Mr Moore has been prison for his opinions we for his opinions and we hope ho will he able to tide his over tho present period of sity rite last number to hand that for some time the loss on Wlado has averaged twentyfive tars a wool about five pounds Mr Hughes the publisher that ho is worn out and must from the enterprise If on y In to do justice to his dependent Mr Moore has no money to help with In fact ho says have n single dollar In the world supports himself by farming anti farm happily belongs to his He Is sixtysix years of age and phenomenally good health acing MI Moore says It Is too for his friends to make any nothing will keep the Blade but their money We sincerely f tor the best Bi t7tjr r II1 CURIOUS i CLAUSES a CONTAINED IN THE LAST TESTAMENT OF HERBERT SPENCER Jan 13Herbert Spen tWill Is a curious document It that his body after having placed In a coffin with a loose w cremated and the ashes bur aj without any species of roll ceremony ghts and property in his book investment are given to the Hon Auboren Herbert Dr Charlton Bastion and David with Instructions to employ yjariy revenue In resuming and ling during such period as e needed In fulfilling my with not the lifetime of descendants of Queen Victoria s all be living at my deceased of the suvlvors and survlveor m and for 21 years after the jot such survivor the pubica oj the existing parts of my Des Sociology and the complla aid publication of the fresh part upon the plan followed In the Already published all copyrights stereo plates c are to be auctioned the proceeds divided between a of scientific societies wl1 orders that Herbert Spen isto be published simultaneously Britain and the United States requests David Duncan to write a in one volume of moderate er Interesting clause follows give to Charles Holme son ofIfriend Holme of Der Inrremeroberance of his father my life when a boy the wdljoh presented me by friends J n II S A land so inscribed rwUn the attached chain I hope the legatee may think It tp keep It In his family as an l gnanAer rcltosaipd his Hric system the desire that whenever lie Introduced n parliament on subject his pamphlet against the shall be reprinted and dis a tto the members of both w Family Herald Canada WORLD HAS MOVED TO WARDS SPENCER Is Impossible for the most casual not to be struck by the al unbroken unanimity with which press of today has borne its tri of respect and admiration to the of Herbert Spencer Thosetcan remember the state of or twentyfive years ago are to believe that since that things to use a phrase of the must have been going Spen way It is just about twentyone since in these colunis we re to a sermon delivered In N Y In which the preach that Spencer had laid down leaden rule of selfishness every for himself We then said amount of this kind of thing is being uttered from pulpits to Is amazng It will all recoil on the heads of those whtit for people are reading more and more every day as they do they will more andI resent a mode of argument presumes so largely on their was not however in the pulpit that hostility was shown to teaching No one has spoken him since his decease moro or feelingly than Professor Goldwin ut the same eminent writer in the Contemporary Re for February 1882 one of the criticisms ever bestowed upon the Spencerlan or evol philosophy It seemed to at that time fatal to any true of religion He could not why on Mr Spencers principles who had committed murder not feel quite complacent over he had advanced his worldly In thereby and was In no dan of detection He could not see that the evolutionary philoso furnished any busts whatever for approval or disapproval Pos Professor Smite would not for recall all these opinions but Is how he writes of Spencer now came at a time when the old tra and sanction had been de or4undermined by science nothing had yet to take their place But he was of morality and society on foundation and his work is not destined to be final will be lasting Nor was he an of religion his feeling towards power that manifests Itself In the was essentially different that which Is excited by mere and identical with that which the ground work of religion more did ho deserve the epi of religious In Its comprehensive by his entire dedication of him to the higher life and the dial n pursuit of truth change of attitude Is not due to any change In Spencers stand points for the very passage In his writings which Prof Smith refers to when he speaks of the religious char acters of his mind had been for years before the world when the Contemporary Review article apoared No Spencer did not change but the world of thought has changed s has often happened men begin to see value In things they onco fierce ly despised THEDECLINE AND FALL OF SAM JONES HE STILL MANAGES TO GET SOME GOOD GRUB WITH MONEY GOT FROM DUPES I yesterday saw In some newspa per that Sam Jones was some where- forgot disputing with some church women about the propriety of womens clubs and the spokesman of the wot men took the position that It club women who kept up the church- It was the first time I had seen the name of Sam Jones in any newspaper except occasionally In Dlnde for a long time and we sorter have to stop and think these days to tell whether Sam Jones Is dead or alive He Is in fact a little both He man ages to get plenty of good grub with he money that he has skinned out of the fools and dupes who were wlllln to pay It to him but in any highert tense than this Sam is a dead Possibly next fall the Lexington Chan tauqua or the High Bridge Methodist sampmeeting in Kentucky may get Same because he does not come as high as he used to do and there is nobody else that wants his kind of a Job but ten years ago the name of Sam Jones was In the newspapers more than that of any man in America unless Jt was Talmago Nowlnobody ever hears of Tnlmag and Sam he was dead for yfbefore he quit drawing his though he made a life and dent lnlgg to keep up Ms fame until h r in c there Is not a single man Jit the ilplt in the United States that ever Attracts any attention except every then when one creates ripple of interest by some Infidel utterance the only means now left to the pulpit of gaining any newspaper it distinction thlsloryTom Paine Is today attracting such interest that even the Christian president of the United States has to try to stop It by calling Paine a filthy little Atheist and some preachers are preaching about Paine like used to do about Jesus Christ and conI tending that Paine was a great Chris ian The papers every day now some where have something to say about Ingersoll never derogatory to him or even Intended to be so except when lately the Rev Strough tried to start the story that Ingersoll had suicided and simply got blasted as a tier for his pains and has been made to gp way back and sit down never to be heard from any more except when some fellow like I am occasionally uses him as an Instance of a monumental liar like I do Annanlas and Jb Mulhatton and Zachary But the case of Herbert Spencer Is the most remarkable one Spencer had been an Infidel all his life until he was twenty years older than Ingersoll and was as famous a writer as Ingersoll was an a speaker and now so far from being blasted by Christians because he was greatest Infidel that has lived in th last century the pulpit is vying withI the Infidel press in praising him WOMAN AND THE RELIG ION OF THE FUTURE E The problem which both Catholic and Protestant churches In this coon try face now with respect to their women is Will the women continue to be conservative For they are receiving the scientific education which Maurice saw that they must have before they could ever be anything else than religionists of an emotional my tical type Higher criticism of the Bible Is taught at Smith and Byrn Mawr as well as at Harvard and John Hopkins Nothing that Is de structive of the old and constructive of new In matters of philosophy theology anti ethics Is wanting now In the curricula of the boat women colleges To Imply that the influence of our educational Institutions for men or for women against essential religion ot tho spiritual life would be unfair but no one aware at the facts of today can deny that there Is a gulf between universities ana colleges on the one hand and the Iewelllbroadlyorigins anti ultimates of life uteri tore and liturgy The point is thai when the ecclesentlastic and conserver of the traditions and the customs of the past comes to deal with the educated woman of today and tomor row ho may not find her the unreason Ing credulous adherent of al religion and orthodoxy that ho hi found women In the past to be Har pers Weekly iIS IDiJ HEAD OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST For the Possession of Which Battles Were Fought Is Ordered Taken Back to the Sllvestro Church By the Pope After It Had Been Hid den for Centuries In the Vatican Rome The Pope has Just ordered one of the mot precious relics of SISilvestroto the Vatican in 1870 when tho troopsTheJohn the Baptist According to tradition the head which was demanded by the daughter of Herodlas as a reward of her danc- Ing was carried from Palestine to Rome ten centuries ago by Greek monks and deposited in the Church of St Sllvestro then a monastery Innumerable miracles are attributed the reic It was held in such es teem that battles were fought for its possession from 1411 until 1870 The relic remained In the church until 1870 whoa It was removed to the Vatican for safety by Pope Plus IX Pius X thinks there Is no danger now in returning the relic to Its an cleat resting place The relic Is con tained In a silver reliquary weighing 100 pounds CommentThe query naturally arises why Plus IX and Leo XIII get out this head of old Jack he Baptlzer and have the darn thing cure them It would have been alt awful good hoodoo at least to have kept those bad spirits out o fthe room which almost scared the gizzard out of old Leo Whats the use to have old heads bones and toenails around if they wont cure Popes as well as the Ignorant people They are a good deal cheaper than a doctor There must be something peculiar and extraordi nary about Johnnys old phiz that Italy would fight for Its possession 1p frail to movflt only a milftor two rat m0fii4z r J hen afraid of To put aside levity It seems hardly possible In this age that Pope Plus X would risk the ridicule of the whole worjd in pretending that he has the head of John the Baptist and tint can perform miracles But the Hoy Father must have money and performOilbyof revenues and It Is a choice between gulling and robbing the people and facing the contempt ot the civilized world and he chooses the former Butt it hardy seems possible hat so many people in this age could so fooled PRAYED THAT ROMAN CATHOLIC CONDI TIONS HERE MIGHT NOT BE COME LIKE THOSE IN FRANCE Richmond Va Roman Catholics here were today perturbed when litReverend A Van Devyver In his New Years address at St Peters Cathedral made the statement that members of the Catholic church In this awayfrom discourseecountry he said Catholicism was dead Continuing ho said that Catli olcs In this country were deserting their church and he prayed that am dltlons might not become similar to those In France In the most earnest manner the speaker exhorted his hear- Ers to stand fast and not allow them selves to bo led away from their church Bishop Vandevyver has been In charge of this diocese for many years and is greatly beloved Recently when he went on a journey across Ute andsbegged for his blessing CommentIt has been estimated that from 25000000 to 30000000 Ro man Catholics have emigrated to this country By their own statistics which Is largely magnified as they count tho dead on their books and thousands who have left the church they have only 12000000 registered members What has become ofall theybreedRichmond happened to tell a truth and ten to one he was drunk or he wend never have made such a public confession can tell him ono reason why his church Is losingthe sight of hundreds of poor Ignorant degraded people kneeling in his path and beg sing for him to stick up two of fingers In blest ng disgusts the more Intelligent Catholics who have become Americanized and they drop out When a Catholic becomes a true stick1Spriest and besides ho Is Inclined to heAd up Instead of hood down tw t f Ir TIGHTER AND TIGHTER The Government is Drawing the Reins upon Free Speech GREATER AND GREATER CROWS THE FEAR OF THE PEOPLE TO GIVE FREE EX PRESSION TO THEIR POLITICAL RELIGIOUS AND ECONOMIC OPINIONS JOHN TURNER A BRITISH SUBJECT NOW IN JAIL ON ELLIS ISLAND NEW YORK HARBOR PARTLY FOR PRESSING HIS HONEST OPIN IONS BUT CHIEFLY BECAUSE HE IS A TRADES UNIONIST AND ANARChiST J I am not an Anarchist of any kind I believe In government I believe that government Is a necessary evil I class It with disease health epl demies and and storm Irtjnfy opinion government Is as mud a b nature as love and hate con strucilon and destruction Nature is both just and unjust hotl peaceful and violent What are you going to do about It Can you change Nature There has always been gov epiment There always will be be cause it is one of the evils as well as ono of the necessities of Nature When the Anarchist can change ture then man can do without ernment But since he cannot since he cannot eliminate the selfishness Nature has Implanted in the human heart since he cannot makes the Im perfect natureplanned man perfect mindedII man shaped Influenced and temper ed by soil and climate to think alike or agree alike upon any one simpU subject It is folly to suppose or agine that the human race or eve tiny small portion of I4could get along wlthOnt government n waste of ywlr1cInsunnoJln- table obstacles The Anarchy which advocates viol vetfbe stamped out of existence as hu man beings fight a pest Tho philoso phical Anarchy which advocates evO- lution which dreams of a state of Tol stolan peace and of making a heaven of this earth and of growing angels instead of dying to make them is a harmless dreamIs a rhapsodical Ideality and though incapable ot realization it is the highest ideality What grander conception can man have than this that ho should be so just so uneolilsh so peaceable and good that he does not require govern mentI that tho promulgation of this Idea will lead man to higher things lesson his tendency to war and lessen crime even if the prim ciple is Impossible of accomplishment Philosophy Anarchy is only sur passed by the Christian heaven Heaven having a little more glitter and music tliatt all Both are Impossible conditions In the sphere of Nature There Is no place for either Inside her realm The devout Anarchist as the devout Christian simply dreams of a future a place a condition that Is neither lo eatable nor debatable for such conditions do not exist lit Nature Man is subject to the elements and the elements are all at war In him as In everything else Lifo prays up on life The positive and negative about equally runs through all things Nothing Is perfect No life is absolutely free of enemies or ot danger This is not a dream or a theoryMi the actual condition potent to ery person of Intelligence It is a condition that may only bo modified not changed These are tho conl- ltttirsevils which make government a think must govern those who do not think It Is Natures stern degree The human race cannot es cape organized government It can not do business without It will go further and say no com munity of Anarchists and no nation of Anarchists could exist could be selfsustaining or live in peace with out organized government for no mutter how much men believe In and preach a theory or condition they cannot eliminate the selfishness ambl tlons cruelties and the other nega tive instincts which Nature has Im planted in the human race As long as the elements are at war human nature subject to Uie elements and a part of them will be at war the Anarchist as much as any other class Organized government say Is as much a natural law mid Instinct as love hate or selfdefense aril It js the utmost folly to talk of no gov ernment for this halranlmalman- There Is only one sensible action to be taken In government and that Is in dlficatlonnltar the garment of government make it become as perfect a fit for Imperfect man as pos BIble but do not strip him entirely of it or he will blister his skin and grow hair In summer and freezevto death In Winter- Government rests upon ibo ineaualj y r jl irijtj Lt itlos and Imperfections of the puma race and since Nature has ordain these conditions and since they can only be modified in spots since she has ordained that tho thoughtful shal lead the thoughtless Into joyous ns well as into evil paths there Is notli Ing for us to do but to accept the exorable and make government ns Just as it may Ho within our powers to make ItIIt takes up a world This is not an original Idea Such cranks as Christ am Tolstol have their places Butt or these follows were nutty both crack ed Christ the worst of the two Hi talked nonresistance like Tolstoi bu at tho sane time advocated the sword to help fasten his own fanatical Ideas upon the world Tostot Is more con absent and much the finer character But tho ho lives In a modern ago ani has had superior opportunities of ob servntlon Moth were dreamers on impracticable working for a heaver In some other world and the othoi more practicable working to estab high a heaven In this world Tolsto is far In advance of Jesus as to UK heaven idea But man knows nothing of a heaven In some other world and If he has superior Intelligence he knows that owing to positive and negative the good and evil In Nature thai there will never bo a heaven In this world that try as we may we cat only modify our conditions Christ Uio nonresistant tile Im practicable adviser tho cracker dreamer of a heaven in some other world stands a central figure and rep resentatlvo of organized government jHflsU the nonresistant tho practl advisor the cracked dre her or a heaven In this world stand a con tral figure of Anarchy and r presen As between the heaven or IrlstI and the Anarchy ot Tolstoi t absolutely no difference except as to location One Is an ideal Iniposslbii place or condition away off and tile other is an ideal Impossible place or condition right here Both of these cracked dreamers have an Immense number of cracked followers men who become abnormal Idealists and who by dreaming upon Impossible heavens and condltons become blind to and neglect the real and vital Issues which affect them Let us credit both with meaning well Uioso who are journeying to a heav en in the air and those who are try Ing to build a heaven in their magi nationsI good Intent In the faith guided Christian and see good intent in the philosophical Anarchist Primarily their intent Is the same each to make a heaven to reach an Ideal lifelime one preferring migration and the oth or sticking to Uio place and people ot which he knows something about As between the two my choice would be with the Anarchist because more sensible and practicable I have made this long preliminary comment upon this subject of Anarchy for the reason that oven many erals associate the Anarchy of Tolstol and Kropotkln with torches and bombs and their prejudice against Anarchy is equal to that of tho Christian or corrupt capitalist Philosophical Anarchy Is no more responsible for the violent element In It than Christianity Is responsible for its veclous elements If Philosophical Anarchy incites to violence as some claim It has so far made no such demonstrations1 of violence equal to the massacres of Bartholomew and KIshnlev or the arnanient of nations calling themselves Christian and the Indorsement of tho same by papal blessings and by placing a chaplain on each battleship and over each regi ment The Vital Question Now tho real question at Issue Is shall Uio Christian dreamer be tree to picture his Ideal heaven In some other world and proscribe a govern ment for men forcing people to the alternative of either accepting or re JecUng and the Anarchist dreamer be denied the privilege of picturing his Ideal heaven to be developed here and advocating that the least govern ment Is the best government that force should not be used at all that all mesh should be so just and good that no government should be a neces slty This Is the question Shall we have free speech In this country Shall the dlsclpe of Tolstoi friend of this country come hero and be denied the right to express and propogate his honest opinions and lief and the disciple of Uio Popo of tome the enemy of this country come here and not only be free to express his opinions anti beliefs but dually be free to conspire against the government Which should our statesmen most ear and dread man who like John Turner openly and above board declares himself an Anarchist and the ipppnent of organized government or ho leereyed Jesuit with his cunning Iteplay of friendship the avowed ene J my of Republics Uio conspirator nnd spy always tho man who ndvor comus out honosUy openly and fearless before tho public with his opinion but fox In the dark burrows ror a peephole Into the government councils Which Is most dangorouo Uio con spiring Jesuit whom even Cathol governments havo orpelled as pests on the open avowed antagonist of or ganlzed government Is this great groat great big big big country frightened at the landing of John Tur nor moneyless friendless and alon and not concerned in the least at the continuous landing of Jesuits and Ute setting up of their plots right uuder tho dome ot the capitol mountain has labored nnd brought forth a mouse Finally It has spied an enemy to governmont Joli Turner With all Its wonderful de tectlvo machinery It hasnt been able to find a monopolistic or political cor ruptionlst or n Jesuit Finally It heard of John Turner coming and nt last It spiel a danger and they spec lly gobbled him up and jailed him on Ellis Island One lone Anarchist gave Cortelyc an Intestlal spasm anti finally the migration bureau dlscovereqsom thing by which it people that It is doing something to earn Its salary The Contract Law Thero Is a law Uio violation or which is a penitentiary offem against bringing immigrants co der contract It is violated right un der Corterlyous nose every tiny he never says a word about itIlnl road coal mines and other corpora tons contract with tho ship compai lea to deliver them so many Hunga tan Italian or Jewish laborers The ship companies have their agents In Europe teaching the people they want how to get to America giving them regular Instructions It they cant pay their passage ship compan brings them on trust tho contractor to whom they are assigned keeping much out of Uio mans wages unt the ship company Is paid When foreigner lands in Amer ca he knows right where ho Is going to work Agents are on hand to tukc him at once to the coalnilno or to Ule railroad and often he Is set to work Uie next day and at tho next elcctio he Is voted This crime Is going on dally It Is one of the greatest crimes commute against American labor tI throw tile youth porn here out of his jot and lily means of living just to rich ship companies and the American mine owners When I was at Ellis Island last summer one or the officials there told me that this crime was going on nil tho time am Uiat the American people would EurojjeanizedTo Why dont too President Congrea Umesoltnonopclies Wiry Is tho Commissioner Emigre he reblled the cCmpantos have overybdoy subsidized the shjj companies ow Congress and This u crime is n e lot In dally papers yet nothing pfllciall is said or done about it Cortelyou sees it going owdally Ile knows that It Is a crime Against the government to bring laborers here un der contract to go to world to depose the American laborer and deprive him of lira means of living Yet hi passes It by But ho was quick U detect the landing of John Turner and take official steps to deport him Is it any wonder the laborer strikes The greatest wonder Is that ho docs not revolt In my opinion corrupt officialdom will a revolution up on Its hands before many years if It further tramples upon Free Speed and Labor Let them keep drawing lines tighter keep up their dls crimination and they thmselvcs will hatch Uio very chicle they are now trying to keep in Its shell When a despot cornea to this country like Prince Henry a man who repre tents a government direct y antagon istlc to everyUiIng Republican lespotlstn pure an enslaver of body md brain a grinder a crusher ol free Thought and Speech he is ballet and lauded to tho skies lie Is wined md dined and carried about as an angel visitor Godsent now blessed lie Is permitted to speak as freely at ho pleases upon beauties of des x tlsm and when he Uirows a little Democratic sop at us which dlplo nat understands Is an expected courtesy It la accepted with aa great a relish as If It were really sincere It swells officialdom and snobbery all up What does the complaining undertone of the American people amount to Damn Uio common plot has not tho Prince spoken Lof the wine go rouml1 Long live Prlnpo Henry The Other Side of thePlcture When a man like John Turner omen to this country tho represen atlvo ot the downtrodden of earth ol those who for centuries hays suffered rom the abuses of despotic government friend of Democracy so far as it la fair and just the upholder of ireo Thought and Free Speech he Is hunted id hounded anti jailed the rloment ho attempts to exorcise the privilege o Free Speech The differ ence wile ho didnt como In a battleship at the expense of suffering pay irtystrlckon degraded labor but stead came at his own expense He lldnt come representing a bejewlled bigoted snobblth soareared cancer our despot who punishes wilt Leze lajestlo tho laborer who feeds him and who dares to criticise his extrava anco and cruelties That was the contrast America bowing and scraping to despotism and grant- Ing it every privilege and license of pccch and jailing andi deporting Trades Unionist and Anarchist mis guided though ho may be fonaUc tiough ho may dreamer though ho may bo still glowing and burning rltli zeal for that great mass of hu uinlty which is oppressed to earthy despot Shall We Have Free Speech question most to our Interest Is Shall we have Free Speech In Uiis country If the Jesuit land despot both enemies of Democracy shall have it shall It be denied to any other enemy Why shouldnt speech bo free f rT t Free o air free as light freo as Wa tor Is this country timid nnd weak that It should rOar John Tnr nor In my opinion tho best way to sll once error and falsehood Is to give them liberty publicly to oxposo timer solves Truth need have no fear or Christian religion has hind Its Inquisitions It line tortured and put to death millions It has massacre and Is still massacreIng It has alV1ls allied Itself with tyranny and despot It has always been against Free Speech and tho right of others to un mask her Iniquity and today th Christian conspiracy Is pottering out Likewise let Anarchy have Freo Speech and she will unmask all tile dangers within her and like Chrlstlai Ity die from her own exposure If Anarchy Is dangerous anti wrong the best way to advance It Is to llCr secuto It This government never mad as many blockheads over Its var lous departments as at tho preset time They havent sense enough to see that tills act of silencing Tur nor they have advertised his prlnc pies and popularized them As between Uio Anarchist who preaches no government anti the government whlca denies Free Speech which is the most dangerous which is really most Anarchistic mot destructive of Human Rights most to bo feared Why tho government of are not so blind that will rail both to see and resist this From the President down our or ficlals are not Lord God Almighties but simply clerics good bad and in different Who Is Cortelyou or den Uiat they should prescribe the opinions of men That they shoud put the screws to Free Speech Mere clerks living from day to day upo the uncertainty of political drift No Distinctions- I believe in Free Speech for nil classes If tho despot believes despoUsnTls tho best government 1m him say so That dont make It true and I dont have to be love It nod may be I will learn something by his opinions If the Jesuit believes all government spiritual and temporal shall bo subject to Uie Pope let hIm be free say It That dont mak It true and I dont have to believe and by comparing his opinions with tho despot may bettor understand my own position If tho Anarchist believes that bout of those forms or government are unjust and degrading and worso than no government at all let him say so I dont have to be hove it and by comparing all thrci extremes I may bo better abe to strike a happy mean If Democracy Is tile best government it will stand and need havo no fear of either Despotism Jesuitism or Anarchism the least dangerous of which is Anarchism There Is no enough American manhood grit or patriotism In whole department or government at Washington from tin President down to utter one cry of alarm against Jesuitism although Is conspiring against this government right under their noses and they know ItBut one lone Anarchist throws Uicn tllUntpn htrlJrVrThe government at Washington Ittho biggest farefo of a government It all the world It makes a law against Importing contract labor without any lntonUon of enforcing It Either ship companies have every one bribed or that law was Just mado to silence and bamboozle American laborer It makes a law against the admission of the Anarchist and It is very quick U put It in force Supposo the Anarchists wore os rich and Influential as the ship com IKinles Would they keep him out Would they sllenco him Why should this government rear Uio Anarchist and not fear Uio Jesuit whom even Catholic countries have had to expel for consplracj against the State Why should It close its door to disbeliever In or ganlzed government and open them wide to tho spy and conspirator against Democracy Why should It Jail tile Anarchist and wino and dine and cheer the despot Why sliould Free America Jal John Turner when despotic England gives him liberty and citizenship and the right of Free Speech Shame upon America If it fears John Turner It exhibits Its weakness If It denies Free Speech it exceeds des dot Free Speech but not License I will tell you Tide government no longer stands for Free Speech Free Speech Is not healthy for mo nopoly bribery and political corrup Lion and the political scavengers and Lhoso who keep them In once by cor ruption funds dorm want Free Speech Free Speech they say but not license That Is what the kings of the earth have always said reserving to themselves the right to determine just what Is Free Speech md Just what Is ILIconse And It has always turned out that Free Speech Is what they wanted for Uiem solves and License is what they want or the other fellow and tills is nil 4io sense and meaning to bo derived row that most contradictory and or all expressions Free Speech but tot license Free Speech Is what thoso In power vant for themselves and license Is what Uiey want for tho fellow who would expose their rascallUes Think of Uio absurdity of Theodore Roosevelt Grover Cleveland Preai lent Morgan and Mark Hanna crying Free Speech but not license In my opinion Anarchist has as much right to say his say and press his disbelief In government iml stand up for the rights of oppress ed humanity as John D Rockefeller has to say his say steal Ills steal lorrttpt tho govcrnmnt and crush and rind humanity Of Uio two Rockefeller Is a far more dangerous Anarchist than Tur neroWe need fear no revolution rom Turner but from Rockefeller and his Ilk there may bo hearth an mlnoiia warning presaging it The Casetof John Turner John Turner is an English organiz er of Trades Unions and Is a confess Anarchist He came to this country several months ago for the purpose of organizing Trades Unions lie was watched by tile Immigration fflcialo with the purpose ol arrest iiI4LlI1T r ri J Ing and upon his first utterancedeporlinithim which the might Anarchistic nnd this they of court t could easily Everybody nearly Is an Anarch nowadays is so olossc and Democrat Socialist anti Popullf are only other nanibs for It Turners Offense This Is tho paragraph of Turner speech on 23 cited In tho legal papers calling for his arrest and dcpartmentIuAIl over Europe they are prepar- Ing for a general strike which will spread over the entire Industrial world Everywhere the employers are organizing and to hue at any rate as an Anarchist as one who feels that the people must emancipate themselves look forwird to the struggle as an opportunity for the workers to assert the power that Is really theirs The trade unions have been grow- Ing and have now Reached big proportions The Inevitable outcome Is a struggle between the two and the general strike offers to advance people an opportunity to demonstrate their er and to us who belong to the vance movement an opportunity to help the workers to gain in audaclt and courage and thus determine as quickly as possible their emancipation They Nabbed Him Turner was Immediately arrests and jailed at Ellis Island right whet contract scum of Europe is dall landed In defiance of the law lIe Is not allowed to opea his mall or in tervlew his attorney except In tho presence of government witnesses who Jot down every word said No another soul Is permitted to speak to him but his counsel and as this mus be In Uie presence of prosecuting ol flcials tho interview Is but a hollov was willing at first to alloy them to send him back to England but his friends Insist that he stay am permit a defense This will Impose on Turner six very sad and gloom months In a cell on Ellis Island Bu ho is willing to undergo Uie imprison ment if by doing so lIe can advanci thin cause of Liberty of speech will gladly stayhere till rot replies Turner if by so doing car assist my American friends In theli fight for the vital principle of liberty In this case Is Uiat if It goes unchallenged and undefended this law can be used against anybody of any belief They can use It against tho Atheist and Agnostic whom class with the Anarchist and hate just as much if not more It can used against Trade Unionists and or ganlzed labor and from appearances It looks as though it wont be long be tore those Interested will be ready to garotte everybody who stands In thei way Hugh 0 Pentecost Talks According to Mils law says Mr Pentecost Uiat very Eminent Amer- Ican novelist W Liam bean Howeils would be senten t1 to lye years im prlsonment if he JnvlAd Count Tol stol to visit this coMtry Totetol Turner is a dls lever in or canizod government p1a lava h jgh vile heavy PunIshments lsuet proscribed perstlTsi in reaching our shores Say for r ample you had a boyhood friend ln ho old country whom you had pny vaguely heard room In twenty years Say you do tided one day to wrlU to him and vite him to come tot country and ffered him your hon 6 or friendship when he got here- Features of Act It might so happen that tilts friend or yours had once printed or publicly xpressed a disbelief In organized government or lint indulged in vlo out Anarchistic ravings You might be entirely Ignorant of this and be the most patriotic American who ever drew the breath of life Yet proof of this utterance together with your ter of invitation to visit America for yarded to Secretary Cortelyou of Department of Commerce and Labor would be sufficient evidence to make you a Federal prisoner and subject to tho five years Imprisonment premed In section of the law fou see act has some unique tea Federal authorities are somewhat candid in admitting they are extremely anxious to find out whoIf inybody Invited Turner to visit this ountry Theros a nice term of Im irlEonment awaiting the party If Uiej get him Then theyre mighty anx ous to find out what steamship brought Turner to this country There ire heavy penalties for a master grant or consignee of a vessel who ands a proscribed person on our shores Despotic Power In discussing Uio legal aspects of the case Lawyer Pentecost observed- It would fill a few pages of The New oYrk Dally News thoroughly to show tho absurdities of this law We tavo for example a religious sect in this country called Plymouth Jrcthern Its members I believe are ildtlmo dyed in thowool Americans Their theology teaches thorn to repudiate organized government To be consistent the United tSates Government would have to ferret them out md ship them all back to dear old onion on the same ship with Tur neroThe law you see doesnt go rafter a man for what ho believes In for what he disbelieves In with tho accent on Uio dls Another remarkable and somewhat humorous feature of the law is the bsoluto and despotic power It places In the Imams of ono man Secretary tortolyou Mr Cortelyou has the power to stop any steamship entering tills port and dump the passengers Irst class as well steerage on KIIB slant and subject them to a secret stnr chamber Inquiry It doesnt matter if the passenger Is a duke or irlnce Its the coil for hum If Mr Jortclyou suspects him of disbelief In organized government Heres an thor prosposiUon Menace to Unions Suppose some peaceful lovable hui lanltarlan disciple of Tolstol had set teld In the West somo thirty years ago now owned a prosperous farm If lortelyou caught him he could be first Imprisoned and then deported bnck to Russia although be bad never fff S Iti II 3ti opened his mouth upon tho subject- The Attitude of Freethinkers Hero Is a case which In my opin ion every Liberal should take an In terest In The 5000 subscribers ot tho Blade should watch It and contri bute to tho expense of defense Tho National Liberal Party will tribute and glvo such other aid as lies within Its Influence and power CooperUnionprotesting against the action of tho government A commltto has been organized to prepare defense and It should be supported by every Lib oral commltto has Issued tho following appeal Appeal to all Friends Or Liberty John Turner an English working man member of a Trades Union Is kept In closest confinement by the Federal authorities at Ellla Island Ho Is treated llko a dangerous criminal because It Is alleged that ho dlshc governmentTJtererore ed to England under the provisions of the recent Ilmtnlgration Law The undersigned have constituted themselves Into a Defense Comltteo and prospose not only to attack by SupremeCourtmonstrous law which violates all American traditions but at tho same time to conduct an effective agitation In defence of liberty of thought and speech A struggle for principles of the most fundamental Importance Is forc ed upon us The right of Free Thought and Free Speec must not be tramped upon without the most determined re slstanco else tho gates would be thrown wldo open to every kind of arbitrary tyranny Mr Clarence S Darrow of Chicago favorably known as a sincere over of justice and a friend of tho working class has expressed his willingness take Mr Turners case to the U S Supremo Court on behalf of the De fence Committee campaign against governmen tai measures which seek to ape Rus sian methods upon American soil will require considerable financial means We therefore appeal to all friends t j I of Liberty of Thought and Speech particularly to all American working men for voluntary contributions wards the strugge which we propose to conduct with all possible vigor Contributions should be forward eel to our treasurer Dr E E Foote 120 Lexington Ave New York City THE JOHN TURNER DEFENCE Chamberlain President Dr E B Foote Jr Treasurer 120 Lexington Ave New York City A O P jeydell Secretary 176 Broadway Now York City Joe Barondess Alex ander Jonas H Schlueter Algernon Lee Peter B Burrowes H Q Wil DoIIIIRosIseauommltteo are well known to every liberal In the country and their irfruo 1tof the necessIty and jug Ice of a defense In this case Let It be a determined effort Write your protest to your Senator and Congress nan Send a liberal contribution to Or Foote We are not defending An itchy but Free Speech That law igalnst Anarchy Is so worded that It nay apply to you and me It Is d mocratlc It Is Russian not Amerl can It Is a national disgrace tt Is I lie fool hatching of corrupt capital- Ism anti tyrannical bigotry There are a thousand times worse enemies of government In once In lumen and in corporations right here within the nation than it Is sible for John Turner to be The danger Is from within not rromIwithout This nation Is big enough 0 mantle any external element that Incites to violence and riot Is It big enough to handle the internal ele uonts which masking under the guised respectability patriotism and right eousuess are secret enemies of freo Speech and real Instigators or vioonce and riot We want no Anarchy In this country nor do we want elements which hatch it Let us have Free Speech tint we may bo safe from mill The Freethinker stands for Free Speech for nlror his enemies as well as for himself If tho missioner of Emigration would seize a representative of tho Czar and jail him and attempt to deport him for reaching that absolute monarchy Is a preferable form of government to Democracy I would defend his right or freedom o speech for government Is In a state of evolution always anti lit a debatable subject No two ernments In the world are alike and most of them Impracticable and all of hem In some Instances Inhuman ind barbarous Why shouldnt every man speak reely about conditions which affect his freedom Take that right away In one singe Instance no matter how rlvlal and selfishness and greed and bigotry will be quick to take advan age of tho precedent and place furUi er limits to Individual liberty We have now reached the point in this country when If you would have iVeo Speech you have to defend It You have to fight for It Tighter and tighter the reins of government are icing drawn upon It A few men who are In office today and who are out of It tomorrow whoare the truck Ing too8 of creed and greed aro put ling clamps to your lips Will you without protest permit Ill This tifrlngemont upon Free Speech with- In tho last four years has been greater than In all our previous history Never was thero such a censorship ot press and mall Never was there such wellheadednoes in officialdom In teat of our representatives acting as our clerks Uioy assume to be our meters and display all Impu 1dence of foreign official snobs most not worth fifty dollars a month In a real estate or life Insur ance once dictate Free Speech to you Iand md great mass of the American eoplo are wits us Present every case to them plainly and fairly mak Ingthe principle of Free Speech the ssue wheUior it apply to the Mon itit j II arch 1st tlio Democrat tho Social 1st tho Populist tile AnnrclilBt Uio Chris than tho Agnostic tho Atheist tho Trades Unionist or tho Capitalist and tlioy will be with us Ho In Mind deed who la not able to sco that among diversified humanity moved anti actuated by manifolds various In torcfltfl that Free Speech Is the very battlB and llfo of al Liberty and pro gross J D WILSON M D President National Liberal Par- tyFREETHOUGHT FUNERAL CaliforniaAnd Cremation Rah HereticsIAn Elegant and Beautiful Infidel dress Is Adversely Criticised by the Christians Los Angeles Cal Dec 29 1903 lames E Hughes Enclosed find post olflco order for 2GO for five subscription postal curds FrethoughtFuneralcremating the body Hm fatter was a Catholic and would not permit the body to be cremated but wo got our service In on them as per request and It Is a hot one for the Catholics to sit and swallow I enclose tho account as given In the Times and a copy of the auaress d In tullAs Is not long I hopo you can use It all It not please return Fraternally WALTt COLLINS Tho account of It from tho Los Los Angeles Times is as follows HOLY BIBLE SWEPT AWAY Free Thought Funeral Services Not Mention God As It toy stood upon a pier and l to him who stood Jesra long voyage across the deep com tnlttlng him to the care of none save the frail human beings who stand at the furnace doors below at the whee and on the bridgeso tho relatives and friends of Theodore C Orates terday afternoon bade farewell to one the mystery of whoso birth and death no human being has been able to solve There was no God Into whose keep- Ing they committed his Immortal soul there was no Saviour Jesus Christ to whose death upon the cross and to whose resurrection the span er made reference the great bue dome of heaven stretched cloudless and smiling above the little chapel on Figueroa street but there was no word of Its mysteries and of the glo rles of an eternity somewhere beyond Its sun and stars Over In the corner stood tho casket beneath a canopy of flimsy black and as white cloth it was covered with flow orsnnd there were two white crosses emblematic Nrtudenth r iuurt1Mantwhoso name nmined unspoken in front there a about seventyflve persons seated the chapel behind the casket and a most touching it was thn pulpit up which was a copy of tho Holy Bit unused still farther back a screen of smilax partly hid a pipe organ silent Outside tho members of the Bricklayers Union and Independent Order of Foresters in uniform wattmeI to accompany the remains to the com no etery Is senfher 23 wan one of the first members cal of tile Liberal Club a free thinker liberalist The deceased was an ar r den creniatlonlst and had expressed the wish that his body be burned The funeral service address contained references to this dilated at some not length upon the cleanliness and an tary valuo of cremation and clos with a pargraph to be read at the clot cemetery consigning his body to the lames The front of the building thronged with men and women former being members of tho ord to which Mr Grates had belonged side men women and several lit children were waiting for the service to begin About 2 oclock S A Smythe that walked to the front of tho chapel car rylng a manuscript and the low whls poring and moving of feet ceased ho Swept Bible Aside or Mr Smytho stepped into the pulpit and A Holy Bible lay upon the desK He swept It aside quick y and spread his papers out where the book had rest only ed Without further ceremony ho beg to read tho typewritten address Its only greeting its only preparation for the solemnities to follow was the sim pie word Friends In a few minutes It was all over the friends filed past the casket the hearse and carriages drove up the remains were taken Evergreen cemeteryand the passl of another of Gods marveous works is had been duly noted A casket In a little chapela gath erlng of those who knew this man only t whose silent body lay beneath tho dark canopy tho labored reading of tal a few hundred words that was allwh aniIa dorsaid referring to the deceased And beyond this there was no men tion of God no reference to Jesus no promise held out of a life beyond no one J explanation of how Theodore Grates came into being lived and died no thought of what may have come to In his soul after It left the body over wl which the simple exercises were being held Only the fol owing address had been prepared for the occasion the We are through the medium of t purifying furnace to return his bo to Mother Earth who gave it knowing of that It will cleanly and rapidly mln glo with tho elements Let our prayers for him be efforts to assist and aid the living Farewell Is aFuneralCreFriends i 1lfI 1t i f 4 f j ear emu as tho hour of death The nad oat hour In Ufas experience Is wo meet to perform the last du to a comrade and a frlond It not mournful because of any danger that may he thought to awaIt him who lies before us or thai we believe In such superstition Our sadness an from tho necessity of parting from one so manly noel true Death knows nothing of earthly ties Tho proud and tho rich must submit as well as the humblo and poor and only In the grave are all mankind equal Wo are all children of Nature and must follow her laws regardless of our ambitions She brings us it the world without our knowledge consent and forces us out with the same disregard for our wishes or feelings We begin lICe in toespart as wo enter In mystery Coul we choose between the vexations of Ito and nonexistence many would AdStaare good and usoful merely by force of circumstances Others are cursed with feeble or Impure minds and ore tampered on all sides by misery and misfortune It Is clearly the duty of every ra tlonal being to do as much good and as little null as possible and If we only impose upon ourselves tho con dltlons we thrut on others our standard will be high indeed Let us tt endeavor to cultivate a sympathy true a helpfulness so great a broad that it may embrace human- Ity and crowd out all evil fr our hearts When as today we look upon the lifeless form of our friend let us reflect upon these facts Let us remember that we know not how often those closed eyes ha looked through clouds of trouble rays of hope how often those silent lips hoes uttered warm nppe which were unheeded and those ed hands have scattered blessings which yet live While we regret his loss and miss notoor useess fears A good and nobleman he made of life the best he could No fears of God no love us no thoughts of future punt ment or rewards controled his acts His mind free from superstition and his sence of right and wrong was the law he obeyed Ho was proud of his mental freedom and gloried in having thrown off the black cloak of religious slavery that had once been his by Inheritance Though from his earliest Infancy to believe In all the nonsensical mummeries of the Church of Rome be had reached the years of manhood before snaplng asunder the claims of wuporstltlon and which woklong Onced treed from the claims priestlydomInationworker for the cause of FrCHe n Hipreino contemp for professagents ot th Almighty and he died every ho tman should die without their alcll or assistance He has grofeeB tortittt1nde whsotiieewith bred In the rains of ignorance a slavery but Are nowhere made manI- fest In nah reoHe lived and died a Freethinker and by that term is ant ono whose mind Is changed totcreed of dogma to no beset th repulsive to reason or common ase He thought for himself ghed well the claims of tlieologl systems tested in tho light of reason all he had read or heard and aWliilothoughts on others ho hold his victions firmly and believed nothing sustained by satisfactory ovl Jesedcondemnation should never be bestowed on any person who follows thawasreorsollnntieg forever going on In all things a qreeds once characterized tbeforce deverto give it that welcome which LIberalsheFreethinkers can enjoy It on IntanfonndOnTruth Is a geiji of which all men a professedly search and all are obligated to discover and appropriate haaguy rejecting erroror that which suchfortest which he can apply to certain what truth and what hechunbelieverItperson disbelieve I woud and notbelievevestigatlon Secularism codemns no for believing that which fat strjudgement tdomhe theDJvlnelyutility off Qeath bed repentance driflyIndividual wlonlon unfettered rea thldiscipline boeternaltruly sacred Is the beautiful in larIntUIwlth w fl t a tonds elevate and rogonorato tho r dUpriestly arrogance or assumption authority over our followman That things are made holy by the pornseaone orator whether In his homo at church or In tho halls of science whore mind speaks to mind and dltfusOflamong mankind whore learning and oflight Mrorchains of the captive whore kno edge dwells and love manifests its suprvrasanctlflentldof reality and enthroned upon theplnacle of Humanity theStateago of Gorman parents For the p ofthIs oftHIsdeathknowIngone weep ho succumbed to an attack enanlettyho wooInfinItelytheIrhonest tho0rsteps just from the cradle with t apaiseep and whore the only salutlon is Good night At The CrematoryI whorsIng to the wishes of our brother who was an enthusiastic advocate of the ntdemedium of tile purifying furnace turn his body to Mother Nature who gave it knowing that It will clean and rapidly mingle with the etemen Instead of by the loathsome pros of s ow decay We hope to see cremation will be the versal mode of disposing of the dead may we see the consummation that prayersfortho living Farewell ommentThat oration Is a gv rth a thousand of tho lying pia which the church sends ort fheaven the od liars and hypocrites and roues and bloated thieves tb atanuphold tho church tbaat some Hblous priest perhapsbut venow In his heart is an unm takable as that In the fang of a rat eHisbut only the ridiculous cnn be rl fillflf1 qn1 ileinlb fthfpBtay n pated hypocrite id Ho found tho flimsy black and thatwithflowers brtckmasodwere otthoshould have been spread over brlckmason a man who had mado his living by honest hard labor so cloth of gold bespangled and bed theCatholic corkInagundbOYbwould bigbrasscrossclalmIng goodloolng it t thing up and all of them wou d their reads down and that or bIgInfillelsaloonkoepers notasn se ye6sit to Bedlam or any well re tlAndconsecreatch goInto he apfghtlor beereda woud have put on that dead brric a wouldhave get overhimpaIdfor of ggirlsale of of peopleCatholic of enlightenment and permanency of this government oftheIrThe open and aboveboard bloody was forercoThoCopperheadhe the with attierPCNothing pothobeboan and mean what we say of a11landwitucleylove y tho b T r lr DOCTOR I DftBNEY AND THE CINCINNATI UNIVER FORadTHE CHRISTIAN St Louis Mo Jan 9th 1903 James E Hughes Lexington Ky atwto 14i2 North 23rd street St re us Mo Instead of Cincinnati I am surprised to see that theeslty as the present Incumbent Infletea because he Is a Christian Mooresrbeing ousted for a speech he ma trulyrAnswerFrom the very first my npphew Dr Dabney fthe place of Dr Ayers as the sident of the University of Chic n ti up to the minute I read tno above ter had no idea In the world of Ayers religious opinions and have guessed that he was ev more orthodox than Dabney a thought it was probably the Infidel onwsanbigot and putting In Dabney w ugh a Presbyterian the meanest evisnfully politic in religion and in pol itics But he Is personally a gentleman and a scholar and as good a man as any man can be who Is a religionist ich Is none too good Although I now say this It is b fectly possible that I may some limeI ve printed in the Wade that Pros nt Ayers was an Infidel and was Ikely to get tired for his job on thatI account but If I ever did so therf lyasbeen fired for Infidel lietaecase It seems to me now that I had men Cloned his case as one of the many recallrsAs to my booming Dr Dabney that Is not the word nor any word like it ortiannul merits and competency I ha told our people in Cincinnati to make or anlzed effort to Influence him fjIyInfluenced in that way loseIs my igIon I am not going to be tool to help some other fellow a fortune the Chr trudt u My friends m uincmnau and an where else for that matter ought Apedra now suppose Is rue p andnCincinnati University because he held anntreallyinfidel saj an wo have from now to the first of matthee Clnclnatl University because he held Infidel views the Blade and I are ainst Dabney and for Ayers all and I want every friend that effortthe best specimens of Christians may be 98emend of Infldes but the day h come when as a general Is recognized that adherence to thrI Christian religion Is bound to be an evidence either of Intellectual or ol do moral weakness In tho party who heres For a town like Lexington or Knox vllle at which latter Dr Dabney has been a University president the two big towns having ony about 30000 Inhab- Itants each A Christian may successfully manage n local Institution Is suicidal for a place ot 300000 habitants like Cincinnati and one stands In a Northern State espec ton and that aspires to having a ill school of national reputation to dls charge a University president because is an Infidel and take In his place another because or even partly be cause he Is a Christian win never forgot that a gang of drunken bum Christians In Cincin puff lint me to the penitentiary because was an Infidel a moralist and gentleman and shall certainly do nothing that will hep Christianity to any more power in that town It le also true to the best of my knowledge and better that Dr Dabney never treat one cent or one minute his time ono word or one scratch his pen to save me from those cInnati Christian vilalns and If can beat Dabney yet with any fair sample an Infidel I should take pleasure pride In doing so ONLY NINE MILLIONS i When the successor of Pope Leo Installed a search began at once al the pef They expected to find a million or more and they dnt find any at all They knew Leo had been banking with the Bank of England but nothing was there In his long pontificate he had least 50000000 In presents and Where were they Peters nce run away up Into immense Besides he had Interest on de sits and multituduous other re i urces As for Instance vast num Jof people would give him thous d for blessing a crucifix Tho sale relics was Immense Where were the spoils few weeks ago Cnpllnal Gottl expected to be Pope In company anoiher Cardinal drove up to VaUcahln a carriage and handed jt lf t over 0000000 In money bonds lortIinItnvoIIn hie ledIhis hands How does an allhismiiplclousthatgg concludto ml dup lovetlgatlon dainnntAPope Leo was senile in the eztr childlflwonderfulfool knows 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teas Address Dt n p FKILOWH wbereytu this adver Vineland NJ Dr Fellows dlllcultIconsideredfarworthy to tYIoItpectjournal ofjh A or Kellowt lust 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 O treat them sue ceaafully He Is wellknown as a pro jounced advocate In all lines of free proretslon THE BEST LINE lollf OI CluceQ InJ isuaaaoli Louistll Boll 4ty lSI I nssaaaa wuntttKt i kL THE HAM SAN ElWITCH IN THEOLOGY Tho disgusting rot and tomfoolery oi Christianity and Judrasm ami the ont and hypocrisy and brutal indif ference to human happiness In both of tho o religions have beet lately shown by some ham snndwltches made by Mlsfl Holon Gould that are liable t6 Involve the whole of Chris Uan America In a religious broil ham broil na It were Mis Helen Gould Is the owner of millions of dollars and If they got her on her ear about this matter somebody will hoar something drop Miss Helen I suppose la a Chris tian but silo did not get a deep enough dip of It to mako hers a very bad caso so she sot a good example to thoflo vagabond rich women who spend their lives gadding about and tattling and swinging onto the coattails of preachers by trying to do some good with her money Holeu saw little poor girls on the Btreote and she very naturally reasoned that If they wore not taught some honest moons of making their livings they would grow up base wo men So Nellie got up a school in which to educate these girls at Her own expense In sewing and Ure newspaper report Is that she stUd the school was for the education pf the girls of Protestants Catholics Jews and Infidels The word Infidel prInted with a little but we got there all the same even If we did have to swing onto the tAil end of the list and its that word infidel In Nellies list that stakes me think she is not so rotton pious as might be Tho school went on all right until the children wont home and reporter that NolHo bad ham sandwitchos for J them to eat on Friday Then the Catholic priests had all tho Catholic children token away because Nellie had meat on Friday and the Jew priests had all the Jew chil dren taken away because Nellie gave the children hog to eat and then NOme said sue was going to run her school for Protestants only Tho Infidels hadnt kicked about any thing but were thanking her for taking care of their poor children but Nellie was not brave enough to say sho was going to run her school for Protestants and Infidels for then the Protestants would have taken nil their children away and Nellie would simply have had a school for Infidel children But some of these days Nellie in a hapless hour will do something that may encourage those children to work on Sunday and thou all the Protestants will take their children away There would only be one of those reasons for stopping Nellies school that lias any authority for it in the I31b1oand that Is not eating hog nut the law of tile Bible that says yo must not eat any hog says also that you mint not eat any rabbits or any t lint a JeW jvlIl rabbits an r WtliefiWrVgliugs f religionist Protestant Catholic ana Jew all go ting their religion outf of the sands Bible each one thinks that the otlnor two are fools and the Infidel thinks thoy are all fools The Jew and the Protestant are perfectly agreed that the Catholics are fools because they wont eat meat on Friday In order that the Catholic priests may stuff their own craws and op their rich people from breaking over they allow their members to eat and oysters on Friday and last Christmas that came on Frlady tho Catholic priests were so much afraid that they could not keep even their poor members from eating meat on a Friday Christmas that they grant ed them a dispensation allowing them to eat moot on that Friday- I love fish very much and when I was In the penitentiary I was al ways glad when Friday came because although the warden was a Method ist there were so many Catholics in the penitentiary that wo had no moot but fish on Friday Thero is nothing said by the Catho lie priests against their people drink ing any loss than their regular rations of liquor on Frlady but unless you are rich enough to buy oysters and fish on Friday you mustnt have any meat if you are a Catholic Yes the Jew and the Protestant will stand together In saying that tho Catholic is a fool because he wont eat any meat on Friday Then tho Cathpllc and the Protes tant will agree that the Jew is a fool because he wont eat any hog moat and the Jew and the Catholic will agree that the Protestant is a fool because he will not work on Sunday But when the Jew gets some body to ngro with him on tho hog meat question ha tae to got a Mohammedan and those two are heartily agreed that the Protestant and the Catholics are fools because they eat hog meat A Mohammedan beats the Jews on the hog question For years the English had had Mohammedan Sepoys in their army but the Sepoys never found out until tho Crimean war that their gun cartridges wore greased with hogs lard Tho Sepoys Immediately threw the cartridges away and though the Chris tian British tied many Sepoys to mouths of cannon and blow them in two trying to make them take their cartridges again they could never make ttiem especially after they had blow thorn in two The Mohammedan goes them all one bettor and wont taste any liquor and then Protestant Catholic and Jew all call the Mohammedan a ddf- ool because ho wont drink any llq our and really that Is the only thing in the religion of any one of the four that has any sense In It More people know of mo as a Pro hibitionist than any other Prohibi tionist now living In America and I was put In the penitentiary by a Prohibition editor and a drunken Judge and I am the only man now living in America that over got any liquor down a true blue Mohammedan Fifty people saw me dnat and 1 did it on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho right close to that placer j1aw 44 n where that olhor good Samaritan pourcil train liquor down that wounded Hoe Dog FontioT prlco mr sale at this ofllco Hut In the main tlmo Nellie has wailfQd oft on her oar mad as a wot lieu and st has maclo up her mind to Dud out Koniuthlng about this IMblo nil is going to find out about this ham sand witch matter and BIll Is putting up her slnioleona to do It and the line coining for us Infidels to laugh Nellie has offered a big premium for tho host essay telling about the difference between the Protestant and the Catholic Bibles tend something In teresting to us will comu out of it There Is no Cathode blood In my velijg that know of since the days of Martin Luther and my grandfath er was tho founder of the Campbell lies the tutor nllal religious sect In lAvlngton n t tho family tile that wnw intl that an old ono when was horn and Uiat burned up when our old home was burnt soon after the war lied about a dozen books In it that cannot be found In any Bible that can be bought In Lexington today and that was the Bible that my grandfather the daddy of all the Camphellltes was raised on and he was educated for a Pros b terian preacher anti my father was roared an Episcopalian There are not ten men In the whole of Dog Fennel precinct that know that what am saying Is true My earliest recollection of the Bible Is setting down our old family Bible so big that could hardly lift it and laying it down on tho flooraiu looking at the big picture of Judith cutting oft the head of Holofernes And there was the Iflng story about It that I read as soon as could read anything Wo have In these Blbos you buy In Protostant bookstores those days the story about cutting oft the head of John the Baptist and cutting oft the head of Goliah biggest liar in tho world except Zacharybut how many of you know any Bible story about Judith cutting oft tile head of IIolo femes Then Uiero was another big picture the book of Toblt How many of iron knew that a Protestant Bible had In In my day a hook by that name That picture In the hook of Toblt was put there to represent a Bible story in that look like the picture of Jonah and the whale In our Bible these days represents the story of the unpleasantness soro of falling out as it werethat occured between the whale and Jonah Hut the story of Jonah and the whale Is not a starter to tie story of Tobit and the whale that was In our old family Bible In this degenerate halfbaked halfInfidel mug wump kind of a Bible that the Pro have at this day the whaetenants in the sea nub takes him in put of the wet and they say tat whale Is like a milkman because he found profit In the water Whales naturally belong in the wa and prophets nay get into the 1itqr and that modern Bible s ory of ttojKih and the whale is a Jle teeny Ilau8iblo story compared wl lour lildjijTuuiily Bible story of Toblt and for In our goad old at taught an lough for my nt5tirer5 n aiiereforo many of my neighbor say ught certainly to be good enough for me Tobit was on the dry land and won getting away like the devil and the whale was coming out of the sea after him and was more than half way out and had a mouth wide open fully as big as the door of a tobacco barn and Toblt didnt stand tiny show on oorthorJn the sea either for that matter Now I think a Christian faith that could take In that story of Toblt and the whale was something to brag on but believing a little old fish story like this Jonah and the whale that McGarvey writes his book about can never make a great strenuous Chris tian like our Teddy If Nelly can ever get these Catholic and Protestant cocks pitted against each other In tolling about each others Bibles you will see the feathers fly worse than in that pict url of the rooster fight we Cookies saw In Pompeii See Dog Fennel price 100 ROME CON CRESS FUND It Is the desire that Dr J B son represent American Freethought at the Worlds Congress of Freethink ers to be held In Rome Italy next September Dr Wilson Is president of the National Liberal Party and Is eminently qualified fo participate In the deliberations at the Congress On his return from Rome the Doctor will write a book embracing his exper ience and proceeding of the gress and It Is needless to speak of the Doctors versatility mad ability to write Huch a book The price of the book will be one dollar and as the expense will be very heavy It Is hoped that all who are able will subscribe for as many books as possibleAll received Is deposited In Tile Central Trust and Safe Dtposlt Company of Cincinnati and will bo acknowledged through the Blade Contributions and subscriptions with and without money will be received by the Secretary of the Na tional Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Bank Bldg Cincinnati 0 Condition of Fund Previous acknowledged 425 00 Amount In bank lie 00 Otis White Sallda Colo pd An thony J Nelson Shelton Wash C T Hacklenmm J II Whluroy James Boydun 1 Ish Roby all of Cnpllnger Mills Mo Samuel Brewer Falrmount Springs Kootnoy B C Canada pd J D Todd 1831 Ave B Birmingham Ala pd L B Sho onflold 17 Smith Block Birmingham ham Ala 1 pd IIP TOM PAINESDEATH Some ono has sent mo a cony of tho Rams Horn In which was mark ed tho following TOM PAINES DEATHBED Editor Rams Horn In a recent number of your excel lent vapor I saw n brief account of Tom Palnos last days and thought It possible you might welcome this added testimony which comes from a perfectly reliable source the Journal of Stephen Grlllot an eminent evange list of Uio Friends Church Vol page may not omit recording here Uie death of Thomas Paine A few days previous to my leaving homo on my last religious visit on hearing that ho was and In a very destitute condition I wont to see him and found him In a wretched state for he hail boon so neglected and forsaken by his protended friends that the common attentions to a sick man had been withhold from him Tho skin 61 his body was In some places worn oft which groaUy Increased his suf ferings A nurse was provided for him and some needful comforts sup plied Ho was mostly In a state of stupor but something that had passed between us lad mile such an Impres sion upon him Umt some days after my departure he sent for me and on being told that was gone from homo he sent for another friend This induced a valuable young friend Mary Roscoe who had re sided in my family nndconttntied at Greeifwlch during part of my absence frequently to gonnd take him some little refreshments furnished by a neighbor Once when she was there three of his deistical associates came to Ute door and in n loud unfeelingI manner said Torn Paine you are turning Christian but we hope you will the as you have lived and then went away On which turn- Ing to Mary Roscoe he said You see what miserable comforters they are Once he asked her if she bad ever read any of his writings And on be- Ing told that she had read but very little of them he Inquired what she thought of them adding from such a one as you expect a correct an swer She told him that when very young his Age of Reason was put In to her hands but that the more she read In It tho more dark and ills tressed she felt and she threw Uie book Into tho fire wish al had done as you ho replied for If the dovll has over had any agency In any work he has had It In my writing that book When going to carry him some refreshments she repeatedly heard him uttering the language O Lord Lord God or Lord Jesu I have mercy upon me It is well known that during some weeks of his Illness when a little free from bodily pain he wroteaii great deal this his urse tolds e and Mary Roscoe rpeatetilyjw him wrIting If his c npanlon ity liad found any ling to aplK rt the idea that he con hued OnI death o support th causeId they u nve o nT 1zr UiJt baththese writings sjssComment Your excellent Sgper is a very mild p tupar ed with what people wrttb p the GAL FIVE BLADE osayhatthe world dont know anything about en Grlllot and neither does tlu fditor of the Rams Horn Stephen was a preacher and may have been I great liar as It Is very common for trench ers to Palae was neglected Sff was Jesus Christ the Christians juoUng as concerning him Isaiah 53 Ill was despised and rejected of me and tile New Testament teaching hat all of his disciples deserted him and that Peter the main one cursed an swore and said he never had knowoJUesus Christ What does the fact that lie was neglected prove think Itffg true that George Washington a r hay ing been greatly assisted byfPane abandoned Paine because Paine be came notoriously an Infidel uBut how does that prove th Chris Ian religion was true B The skin was worn oft his Body In some places One of the most devout CWrlstlons over knew was my sl8terlngw She was a helpless invalid to years and the skin was worn ff her body in many places What does that prove Still some needed comfoi were supplied am glad that j a io- f he was mostly In a state t pork and said things In a state c upar that were the opposite of tie Unit he said when he was not In state of stupor It may have been that some of Vie things that he said Ms Ing hours were because he as In a state of stupor Mury Roscoe may have ba ui a cent and truthful woman lie fact that she lived In a preacher family does not at all prove that There Is nothing so far know ort upon record that aII have been written by Mary wei only have what others say said Grant that ho said of hlrf compan ions You see what mlseraht comfor fjMarynson In the tire but that did not prove that tho Age of Reason was nl a true book any more than the tact that Mohammeds general tip the Alexandrian library proved that all the hooks In that library wellesWhy would Paine have su h regard for the opinion of a servant girl about his book j During some weeks of P Inos Ill ness he wrote a great deal If Paine had said his bo ks were Instigated by tho devil fund had shown all that remorse them how does it happen that after having said that about his oaks he did not say In all of that rat deal of writing that his book w re ai and that ho regr ted that he tIfwrlUag f i rlq ti Paine did In his Illncee ho had written anything expressing regret fur his Infidelity during his long life people lute Qlllett and his girl Mar would almost certainly hnvo preset ed It and published It while If Pnlno hall written anything confirming and sanctioning all that ho lad said and dono through Ms lifo such people Glilott mud Mary would almost cer thinly have destroyed It According to Glllotts statement Palnos atheistic friends luau all for sakon him and Palnos dying days In which ho did a groat deal of writ ing woro spent among Christians solely and nobody claims to know an recantation that Paine wrote dur ing that great deal of writing Uiat ho till when some needed comforts woro supplied him What that great deal of writing was tho Christians certainly hall every opportunity to know and Infi dots hind no opportunity to know ac cording to Gllletts account and tt semis perfectly plain that what Paine wrote tho Christians thought It would not bo good for their sldo to publish So that the natural Inference Is that In that great deal of writing Paino wrote a great deal that confirmed all his previous writing and that the Christians destroyed It SEQUEL TO THE LATE CONCLAVE It Is reported from Rome that Pope Pius X has adopted a method for making Impossible tub exorcise of the right of eto by any of the socaMed great Catholic powers France Aus tria and Spain in tho future It is an open secret that in the last conclave which elected the present PopeAn tria exorcised her right of veto there by preventing what nt that time seen ed Uio probabe election of Cardinal Rnmpulla as the successor of Leo XIII Tills action on tin part of Austria was a surprise to most of the cardinals assembled nt Homo last summer Since that tlmo it has given Roman CaUiolIcs nil over the world cause for some resentment as well a subject for consldoiablo thought When the right of Spain Austria and Franco to exercise the veto at a conclave for tho election of a Pope wns first recognized those powers wore not only nominally hurt actully the chief supporters of Uio Roman church In the world They wero also at the tlmo referred to In tho very first rank among the great powers Since thou times have changed Spain is now a power of decidedly secondary Inportancp Austrias tower and Influ ence In the world is only a shadow of what Is was a century ago Even franco lie most virile of the three Is far from the great power that she was In tho days of the Bourbon kings Even If tho three countries which possess the right of veto at tho con clavo wore as loyal to Uio Roman church as of old on account of their diminished Importance In tho word their support would be less vaillahe- to the lloman church than It was In tho old days At the present time tho radical ele meats which are In control of the French government are doing everything In their power to flglit the Ro man church In Franco apparently with a fixed determination to do away with much of tho Influence which In the past tbe retlgl lput rulers haypox r lie j ICf t r geit Ulan t jf dl nt lustrtatio friendship of the lines ent ministry for the Roman church Is wen to question WiUi these Uiree powers openly hosUle or at best oniy partially friendly to the church over those conclaves they claim the right of veto and with their Influence for good from the Roman standpoint ranch less than of od It Is not strange that the Idea that they can dictate to the conclave who It shall not elect Pope Is odious to neat Ro man Catholics Under modern con ditions thorn Is no good reason wily the Roman Catholics church should al low any power to exercise tho right of veto In Its conclave Comment The above editorial from one of our leading great papers reveals the distressed political condi Lions of the Catholic church Hereto Toro France Austria and Spain In stead of the will of God have been lactating who should be Pope But now France line gone Infidel Spain comln along pretty lively Austria malting a good start with Italy pal ting them all on the back and now the Howly Clioorch contemplates snubbing these powers and electing one Pope by the will o God The Importance of this matter lies In the fact that Romanism Is losing out with nil tho old world powers She Is a dent ono W DOWIE STILL BONING ME FOR MONEY Four or five years ago Dowlo sent me a printed certificate In which he raid that my application for member ship In his church had been duly ceived and my name lad been proper ly enrolled and for a long time he sent me reguarly duns for my duos Whether souse fellow had sent him my name In a joke or the old rascal hod enrolled It on his own hook never knew and never cared But at any rate ho seris finally to have concluded that my church dues were not worth the tamps and stationery that It took to collect them and about a year ago he quit sending mo notices that was in rears for my church dues I have gotten another notlco now dated January 7th In which lie calls me Dear Brother In Christ and recounts tho recent triumphs of Zion and begs me to buy stock In Zion It Zion has the stamps and sta tionery to keep on sending thom reckon I can stand to receive thorn An Institutional clnfrch on un usually wftlo lines Is to bo built In Jersey City N J and tho ground t has already been broken It Is pro posed to make It a place where the people will go Amusmont ami struction will be combined with roll ion There will be places for shoot- Ing wrestling boxing fencing hand ball dancing and theatricals There will be someUiing for teen women and children all the time This promises to be a practical dovolopoment of the BesantRlcc idea of a peoples palace as set forth In their books All Sorts and Conditions of Men some years agoExerpt or 4 i i cJ 1 1I o Ie Winter Tourists Tickets Now on Sale via o j ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD TONEW ORLEANS LA AND OTHER SOUTHERN POINTS ALSO 10 HOT SPRINGS ARKM THROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION 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splendid agricul tural country this will soon be among tho leading towns of the great Southwest A greater variety of crops cannot be produced any part of Amer ica It has the advantage of the greatest railroad facilities being at the crossing of the Frisco and Santa Fo All products find a market at the highest prices In this place being shipped to such centers as St Louis and Kansas City Now is the time to take advantage of the following Parties buying as much as Three Hundred Dollars worth of wQperty in Daven port for cash will t furnished a tree roundtrip i Davenport Town Ipts reu and tlckit kl dud thl1tnolt a lire asthe Ientugl fri inJand Townslte Co LexIhgtontKyi or Davenport Oldahotaa When you from your own home Tlckel4goat ask for them via the em METHODIST MILLIONS Tho raising of a Twen- tIeth Century fund wa a remarkable triumph for the MeUiSSlst church It was loudly pnicIaline that this fund would be Immedlutelyjapplled to rak- Ing converts o the church Every one us now asking whore are tho 200 000 converts When is the music tobeghr When the whoopla to beftraised When Is the latter part ofthe program to bo tilled The church has a membership of 29 6900 In this country An additional scoop of 2 000000 sounplel nlceTtntl the Sancti fled guys went deep lute their pock and hauled the boJxlte outall on lie promise of a fewlfeaders profess ing to be able to gelJ2 000000 jlners at a head Why ali9uid a divine Institution de pend upon flUiy lucr for Its advance ment Why shoulder It depend upon Inspiration and spontaneous combus thou I The laugh Is upon the Methodist church for pretendjng to be able to got 2000000 IncreMj twothirds as many aft It has beets ble to get In 200 years And the Is also on the suckers who hellov1l1 it and parted with their good cadliwhtclu is now In tho hands of Uie blhops Some of them aro grumbling acid asking what being dono wltl HJ Rev fjeor Inl In Uio Central Christian Advoealbt4flilying to the quetlonlng of the Jhllure to get the 2000000 gives the following console lion We must watt rays he for the eternal aggregates aod the making up of the resplendent alance sheet of the everlasting king om to know what the 20000000 has done The eternal nggfegatas is good a lltllo far off little while for the good old Melltlst bretherlng to wait to see the rwplendent balance sheet but conga atlon like that ought to satisfy lien they get up to the everlasting i jngdom they can have the privilege b 11o1lng over the books and finding out what becaino of Uio 20000000 Meanwhile the bMipbs wont starve 1wFreothlnkQi ndon Wo have not r Uio Liberator Molborno fording while Nor havo wo an f yet to our Inquiry ns to afeWe earn esty hope It has ngono under at last although such ia calamity would not surprise us fory b know what a powerful struggle Mai 5ymeB has had In upholding his anal flag all through those man ra Whenever ourgallaJj friend and collogue has say r will be able to add All Isl ye honor Destiny cannot rob if bravo honest heart- 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