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Digital page images are linked to the text file. i 11 porker A 1 i BLADEG 1 liTiiiiTTlD BrA HEATHEN IN TIlE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALSPUBLISIIED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOLUME XII NUMBER 49 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY JANUARY 31 E M 304 100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year In clubs of live or more 60 cen each a year Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five copies one year 260 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Kyha When you change your address h vise this office giving your old well as the new address When you send your subscription say whether you ara a now or old sub scriberfildhow expiration of subscription and Mervo as a receipt as the date changes vsoon ar Subscriber pays gcrlpt v o this publication are L ex lrntlonunlosl fered by UTe subscriber Thei rs Invariably hold a subscribe- funbioie to the publisher for th 4BcrlpUon price of all capers r celved untlt the paper is paid for dtseonwOfflce of publication 161 East Third street near Walnut 1Entered at the Post Office at LexlngI ton talterIKy as Second Address all communications to ILUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLS ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who mak It those who sell It and those wh drink It believe from the time It Issuc- 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 ca contemplate the subject without V coming prejudiced against this Iiqui crime All you have to do Is to think of i deathsof the suicides of the Insan of the poverty of the Ignorance of distress of the little children tug at the faded dresses of weeping jdespairing wives asking for or the men of genius It vrecked s of the millions who have truggted with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL K Keep Church and State forev separateGrrt gireligion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfield TRAY ALMOST FOOLED GOD fSomehody told mo a good ono A little boy saw a big old dog out of doors and came In and told his mother that he hind seen a lion The mother said to him Now my son you know that was nothing bu big old dog and you must go up stn 1V and say your prayers and ask God to tell you what you must come and tell me rn refitCI naked God and ho said ho thought Tray was a lion himself when he first saw hint That boy ought to be educated for 4ha ministry 4 r SIC EM PARSON SIC EM PRIEST Archbishop Quigley of Chicago Urges That the State Should Support Catholic SchoolsI SAYS LIBERALISM IS THE FOE Preshyterlanpublic demand for Investigation Into the questionable and Inefficient meth ors of instruction In parochial schools pnlIlxosand widows to pay a large part orI their share of the public burdens Archbishop Quigley said In an ad dress before the Roman Catholic Wo mens league of Chicago The new world was discovered by plantedInnot get It out of our heads that Catho lie s will yet claim the new world again lhisportlonately with tho Increase of the number of Catholics He urged the establishment of a subsidiary system of public schools for the benefit of Catholics to be paid for by the state but controlled by the church HeI characterized the rule requiring candl for public school teachers t ve normal school training to tyranny and oppression The supreme and fundamental er urgedthegates to the state all rights and this where the state and church con ttlctIa the state Ho declare- that the Unites St at gsfrmstltutlon 2d for undertaking through thoy content tUne er foothold They will scruple at violation of justice to gain theirears PreshterinfidehadRoman Catholic Plea For State Aid corntrythStateschools By massing their forces tousleDe places and have become emboldens In their Ideas ns to their Importance and as to their probable success In Inesce York and sumsclaimithAs yet It Is only by Indirect and RomanCatholics thenit largodr demandhenot succeed but some of them are ns ArchlilsbollQulgle whichhehave aid from the public treasury In carrying on their schools Wo will simply say that the mo ment this should be granted In any state there would break n storm against Romanism In this country 011p081t1uncThe people of this country arc with Constltutlonland They do not propose to see any tiero sstemt Iteculianar ren the best possible educational ad IntelIIhtntIf any bony of people are not satisfied with what Is being done and wish to carry on school in tho Interest of their exptothelRomnnquestion whether they nro to bo per andtrain isirahost and most Intelligent citizens of theseCatholic orthemtrainIngLet Roman Catholic archbishops cease to find fault with the public untilt1ey t proportiontoA church that can not hold its own and maintain Itself and its Institutions In this country where all creeds are protection 1I1eelltohoRepublichns wit GOhOrders that were carrying on their schools were found tp be hostile to the government and to he teaching and breeding rebellion In the minds necessarytotheir schools The French Republic was In Jeopardy These same orders arc at work In our own country It may be absoutely necessary to open their schools InCthis country to the supervision of theydoTho Intellectual training Is confessedSioly poor The moral clent The teachers who were dan da furngerRome wishes to ho paid for currying enoughfor Misupportfor Roman Catholic schools In addlItion beTherl so blameeAflie The whole Protestant wo varldtunlty presents Itself to worm Into the public school with Bible ready and praying They have thoroughly Protestantized the publicI schools The Catholic Jew and Infl oyothe Catholic wants his share of the sw If the Protestant would bei co winsistentclutches off the public schools and then stand back and say Hands oft to the Catholic A Plague on both your houses say the Jew and Infldels W boHIL b GRANTED d MRS EMILY VARDEN WITH 800 YEARLY ALIMONYde Dr George Varden Exonerated By the Court of Charge of Cruel and Inhuman Treatment LexingtQji Ky Jan 1SSpeclal Mrs Emil Green Varden the upIwas granted a divorce here today h Judge Watts Parker of the FayetprCircuit Court The petition vorce was filed by Mrs Varden about a year ago she alleging cruel and Inhuman treatment In granting the divorce Judge Parker stated the In the testimony no evidence had been produced sustaining the allegations In the petition and he exonerated D Varden of the charge made by hi wife Mrs Varden was also allows 800 n year alimony for the support of herself and two children couple were married several ago Mrs Varden returned to theI homo of her parents In this city about two years ago and later filed suit for the divorce The court still matstains charge of the children leaves them In care of the and will allow the lawyers for tat s ides to agree as to the time in whit the father will be allowed to see the and If the attorneys fall to reach a agreement Judge Parker will himse Itor set apart a day In each month for Dr Varden to be with his childrenw Comment The charge against Rev Varden was abusive treatment of his wife Judge Parker In granting divorce said defendant may ha been n man surly and Illtempered but there Is no testimony to show that ho was cruel or Inhuman or th he ever laid so much ns the weight ofof a huger upon the plaintiff In a cru manner From the testimony the Court sa that he would absolve the detendn from tho allegations of being a wine bibber a profane swearer and a slovenly man TO ALL WHO HAVE Any of Paines Works for Free Dist r button aeMissoula Montana Mr Moore Editor of made Dear SirI have seen my commit cation to you In the Blade wherejlPaine oxptopeople who have never seen such a book W B PARSONS CommentDr W B Parsons reliable and faithful worker All you who have any of Pallias wo for free illctrlbntlon please communicate with him wt l J y h SLAYS WIFEI maAND RY CRIME COMMITTED BY MA NIAC BEFORE BABYS EYESI J Bolks Crazed by Irresponsible Teachings Slashes Woman to Pieces and Stabs Himself 4fFrom Los Angeles Express razed with a religious frenzy at trlbuted to his belief In the teachings of the manic tnalcing mountebank nters A J Bolks formerly of ux City la butchered his wife at an ve whntingy of n frenzied fanatic spilled own lifes blood with the same knife When found the man and wife lay gashed and dead in the sleeping room they occupied in the house of ss Slaughter at 6t6 Thorne street uated near Pasadena Ave and at tn OarvanzaAboutdragged his sleeping wife from their d to the floor stamped upon her and plunged Into her body the de of a new and keenedged knife had bought only a few days ter slashing the womans throat and stabbing her In me abdomen and rious parts of te body the crazed rderer used the same weapon to r his Jugular and the blood of and wife mingled on the bed boor rtihe room where tho tragedy wa toil slept with his parents ungest of their five children Thi little boy of was awakened by the tumult and his baby eyes opened de in wonder at the scene he could not understand but which was trlghtI fyl to him His baby heart nightIhis baby voice was raised In a screamI that awoke all the sleepers in th ttle Beheld a Fearful Sight III an adjoining room slept thj j r children of the Bolks tteraantj enC rys screams they undertook to iirer tl e room but found the door locked ir several minutes they labored to the little boy how to open the or to them and when his tiny fin g TS finally turned the key they enter ed to behold a sight that will remain III their memories all their lives Upon beholding their parents lying ad in their own blood the children scent up their screams Papa has killed mamma agonIzedwho tearful of what she might behold had flown to neighbors for assistance These neighbors entered the room and found partly upon the bed and partly on tho floor too body of Mrs Dolls across her figure lay prone that of bar murderous husband Baby foot had been made upon the floor showing where the little one had trodden in his efforts to find out what was going on and to give the alarm to hl childtgulnarv hue It was a scene of horror and th resiftaen Slaughter who knew the Bolks out tsTeachingsThlasaid Miss Slaughter whe- een n at her home this morning Mr evendcame strangemwas m less crazy on religion He wan go around muttering prayers olding his face toward the sky ould talk as though ho was ern zyors Ills wife was a religious woman she was sensible and think sometimes feared her husband attman grown gnWintersknowing for sure The Dolls h andelAll Itlne children but the young thatntt youngest I know nothing of the family beyond the fact that Mr Bolks was well todo and had brought his wife and children here with the intcn Ion of making Los Angeles their the room where tho man tend wife slept there was always kept a small lamp burning The Bulks went to bed at oclock and I went upstairs asnia m I was awakened by the children screaming horrorm of tits quietectseenngshocked me terribly It the crazy wretch had only kill himself first espn paUtellrkserl m lag over their loss tho oldest boy cried out Send for Mr Winters he j mlldngfor hisfatherdivine Comment Tho shave hu been sent by Dr E E Entice of California me to print It with my ments aboutftthIs country all the time A later account says that the vll INFamountwas a rich man This same thing Is being done all tho time by all preachers They nro all simply scheming to get money without working for it and they all know they are lying and robbng the people who are fools enough to pay their money But under laws of this country and probably Justly we cannot a libertythougjuether the law should allow a man prayIngunder false pretenses If the pay was stopped of course they would 8t prayingIf ofIsilly superstition as Infidels common ly represent It to be that would be quite another matter but crimes of this sort are continually being perpe nobodything like that If and Infidel editor were to mur der my wife and then suicide It would be printed In every prominent paper expectsInfidels religiousrrenz d s natural thing that though a week hadsprobaif an Infidel had not sent me the clip pingPreachers dont care for the crime that their preaching Induces The really enjoy It It Is an advertise ment of them to have some body gc crazy under the influence of their enomon ey by Ittrun war each albs net to bear Wlllters especlatl jiTIiipS liI n nInsanltOf course neither Winters nor any other preacher can influence intelll gent and strong minded people bu there ac thousands o people that have not good sense that preachers can Influence and there Is no good J reason why a villain like Winters should not be arrested and punished thernurderRight here in Lexington the son of my first cousin Mrs Judge C S French became so deranged under the preaching of Geo 0 Barnes that h had to be sent to a lunatic asylum an died there In consequence lexlngtonbecame jfchildloin ansalnu can to stop It These assassins In Kentucky are theeaschurches atoROME CON CRESS FUN It Is the desire that Dr J Wll Freelhaugeht it to be held la Rome Italy next presidel1C at isa eminently qualified ro participate InI the deliberations at the Congress On his return from Homo the Doctor wl11I oxpncer n gress and It Is needleas to speak abilityhe to be oneIdollar and as the expense will bo very heavy It Is hoped that all who are able will subscribe for as many books as possible IrisAll money received is deposited In Tile Central Trust and Sate Dtposit Company of Cincinnati and will acknowledged through the Blade Contributions and subscriptions with and without money will be re calved by the Secretary of the Na tlonal Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS rhoAtlas Bank Bldg Cincinnati O FundtierPreviously acknowledged 00 Amount in bank 110 00 panViola HiggIns Point Isabel 0 Is Philadelphia Ia 1 Send In your order for Dog Fennel In tho Orient fVn l edition now out UCHTNOT IDELS TO CONSIDER MR HEARSTS PRESIDENT CANDIDACY FOR ik tThe Blade takes no part In politics of any kind except as connected with religion hecausohepietist and is pandering to the Cath calledPaine thoJadethatheelity Wo arc all proud that Jeffer presdentsanyleaningput Into any tangible expression we ought to recognize It thntHearstpresident and put 2000000 Into thecampaign startingthepresidency but even If he does the betweencandidates Is that he would buy othershnemoney to be repaid by political emol ents and perquisites jIronlrJresldentlnlmoral element Into his campaign All rnbblttootesliquorbutnone Walter inlAmentsmallablllt pubttheleadInhe tofOne most desirable thing he has done remarkablycartoons In favor of temperance No terndnewspaper ever before InthisdeserlngJfmanyatis grave peonIhas made himself the friend of organ Againhehiringlawyers thesedirectionssome public service RELIGION AS A JUROR QUALIFICATION atDnot10nJ J orthemdel SOclel In CrejlCtthought that was shoat as flagrant travesty on law In America ns had ever heard but In the Chicago Chronlcle of January 15th there Is an exam Inatlon of witnesses In court that Ills counts my case examinationIsyou a Christian asked tho ofstates attorney WaltonWhat 1Doton asked Mr Barlett for the de c fense WaltonHaveof the ble No cant say that have behave you read nn 1onr ital ilIsNo there is not he said accept this juror said Mr lett dont know anything man that was being tried but nttorneJthat Judge and prosecuting ought to be sent to the for life l EXCATHOLICINFIDEL J Hannon Tells How He Convert ed Priest Hyanclnthe Rlngrose to Infidelity A SMILE THAT WONT COME OFF Philadelphia 1a Jan Brother Moore About two years ago there was a Jrot wave of rejoicing among the silk stock- Ing clement of this city comprising the Catholic Literati A bright young scholarly Jesuit a et graduate of Yale Hyaclnthe ningros posing ns the champion of Catholicism entered this city with flying colors Ho had been starring the country on the trail of exprlcsts who were mnklns some noise and It Is said making many converts to their peculiar graft Mr ningroso had met many of them In debate and according to Catholic re port which Is always correct com r pletoly punctured their tires left them sadder and wiser men There was then an cxprlest Father Ranney Philadelphia and they met In debate at the Christian Evidence So clety nannoy was badly used up and left tor fit parts unknown Rlngrose was the Jreat hero of the hour and even among thQ ladles What Why Hobson wasnt In It and to cap the climax the brightest gem In the galaxy of Freethinkers Mary El well Hopped to the grand hlppodroni and Is now tin pet of the Cuthot smart Another wealthy md prominent lady of the Fnftliounht ranks Mrs Emmni uel yielded to the same hypnotic Inca once nnd her palatial residence now the headquarters of polite Catholic soeli ty weekly congregate In her pa lore Spring Garden St Everything from an Arclil hop to a college professor her everyday guest and Man Elwell Is tho master of con Rlngrose was In the highest meat of his fame the Liberal League had him at for thn lectures tibllslmindIng houses got him to edit a work Lao i herts Reply to Jngersoll About this time I had formed RIni roses acquaintance and an Intimate nt tuchment sprung up between us I being nn exCatholic knew his weak points and ho knew that I knew them- I quizzed him on his religious props panda nnd found that he was as profoun ti n Freethinker as am and when cha longed him to n public debate he backt down on tho subterfuge that his spec laity was exprlcsts We agreed however to enter a joint debate on the night of his third lecture at the League I selected as the subjec I The Ethical Teachings of Confucius Compared with the Teaching of Christ We a packed house about matter of formality I permitted him tho opening and when ho took the platform the storm of cfPflar 11ztla college rumpus the house was packed with Romanists That just suited mo as I was anxlou n previous occjsu here oJI published a lecture entl led Jijihology of St Patrick sent copies to every priest and club I coul reach requesting a reply elthe In pr- intfor on the platform It was never ar even to this day gave a copy to Rlngrose suggesting It might help him to explain awa of history After rend It he requested me not to Introduc saying You know Mr Hannon that Is n foul bird that defiles Its own r ttJRlngrose Is nn orator of no mean abll wax agreeably surprised when l he paid a most glowing tribute to Confu of the Iberals there was not J a dozen of that mob who knew what he was talking about though It confirmed t my that while was a Catholic by birth and profession he was nt heart a Freethinker which he after ward admitted to me privately- agreed with him not to attack the church und In address he gave me f no reason to do so but when took the F loon was greeted by a storm of hisses and the chairman had much trouble to keep order I determined to deliver a solar plexus blow right there and then admitted that I was not a college grad uate but an Ignorant Roman Catholic parochial school boy and that my men tal dellcloncy was the natural result or four generations of Roman Catholic an cestors and my only reason for pro Burning to occupy the platform was to pose as a terrible example of soeo lied Catholic education I congratulated the opening speaker upon having paid so a tribute whose moral philosophy the Catho 1onechurch was wise enough to steal but never good enough to practice and were l ft not for the secular colleges nnd Free thought writers the name of Confucius would have no more meaning to the average Christian than some new brand of whisky or eight day clock I challenged the speaker or any other t arson to mention a single moral pre apt that was ever originated by Christ- Ii single nation ever converted to Chris Janlty or a single crime that was not practiced and Justified by the priests Some one reminded me that two ladles been rescued from Infidelity by Mr ttg and said that I myself would for readmission before long This was toy chance to deliver the last blow I replied that although was not horized to speak for the ladles In ques tion I Inferred that they were Inspired social motives rather than by viction and ns for Mr Rlngrose pledg myself to admit my own mistakes If did not repudiate Catholicism over ills own signature Inside of two years The laugh that greeted the statement continued for some time nnd the smile that attached Itself to many faces did off that season 2Now mark what and follows Times In btNlJtrl Philadelphia appeared an article entitled An Interview with the New Pope 1 by Jlyaclntho Rlngrose last September It was u twocolumn article extolling the virtues of the now Pope and the Catho lie smart set flaunted It In my face I rend the artltclo and smiled In a ntcr cdtlon of the same paper there vas nn nnnuoncement that Hyanclnthe Jllngroso had become a prominent mem bur of the legal profession In Now York Having married a and proml Dent and was an uncompromising hereticI that nnd smiled During Christmas week I received from Rlngrose the following letter and I have been smiling ever since Fifth Ave New York City Dear Bro Hannon You will see that I am spending the old Pagan festival at home Since seeing you have been to rope on n wedding tour visited Rome and met to face the new ciOMr ege Santo Christs on course you understand that my ter to The Catholic Standard and Times vhllo stating facts concealed my real Slnlons nnent the Pope nnd his court will not yet take the platform and at k the church That visit to Rome tho last straw that broke tho cam ttAi =r IIlnte1 oln bock nml confirmed your own tnont that the Itomlrii church the re Tnnimiiny of till worm tho vcr mlfunn nppoiullx of the twentieth ccn tunh till way how are dear la1 contorts miucpwlltiK with their imifi Riituln acting what you call the lie smart set It Is to laugh When you come to Nw York the ankh string out With best regards HYACINTHE niOnOSR Will some of the Catholic smart sd tell us who the laugh lsCaILINNON- January ISth 10- 01SOMEWHAT LY IRATE Editor of The Humanitarian Review Speaks His Piece Los Angeles Calif Jan If Charles Moore Dear Sir Yours of tilt 7th lust In spouse to my Inquiries at hand You say you have little If any remembran of every having seen The Humanllarl are a professed Infidel pose am Justified In accepting that gospel truth but had sent the vclw In exchange to some orthodox Christian publication for nearly a yet ns I have done this case IIhould have accepted the statement from th editor If nt all with a grain of sal as big as Iots wife had supposed that you were the Blades editor and that you not on diligently examined the exchanges that come to your ofllce but that It Is b your orders that a publication plnclll upon your exchange list My Iagazlne has been on that list for several months How It got there know not unless th- edevllI mean the Imp of the Ink lot hot It there The unite comes plainly addressed to the Review nnd the Review goes to the Blade and know It gets there be cause Just after Bro Greens death thl Blade copied Bro Greens last edltorl from the Review with due credit nnll expressly stated In your comments that you copied It from the H R refer to the article Two kinds Freethinkers Besides Bro J B Wilson In his munlcatlons printed In the Blade ha mentioned approvingly the Review onll also my friend Walter Collins of thll city nnd yet you ask me ns to thr character of the magazine In the Freethought Magazine for Inst August Bro Green voluntarily printed my portrait and a life sketch of the Review editor and yet your name not nt all familiar to me However Is not my name that I nm trying to publish but a firstclass Lib oral Freethought monthly magazine You ask If nm dead sho Its straight out Infidel magazine Now thnt depends on what you mean by Infldo do not like the word because It Is aI piled to Freethinkers by their enemle ns a reproach and so I do not often use the term But I am a Liberal and liberal enough to allow alt Freethinkers who do not object to that name to assume it If they choose If you mean by Infidel one who does not believe In the Infallibility nnd Inspiration of the Bible or the existent of Its personal God or the hypothesis of bodily resurrection or even any life atter death of the body perhaps from yot point of view the Review Is an Infidel publication Personally I am much more of an unbeliever than yourself How do know By reading your own admission that there may have been such a ma Jesus Lazarus et- cwsijwnhftarrtI orGenesis and ending with the last of Revelations I do not believe therl a that stands for any manowoman that ever lived They are all alike myths Paul as much of u sungod as Moses and Jesus and so throughoutI spring chicken in Free thought be my name familiar to ou or not I have been a Liberal for years and a raVcal Freethinker for years have made the subjects of pute between theology and Frecthougl a specialty for more than years will be years old on January having celebrated Palnes blrthda the first day of my life by being that day myself Now all is written good naturedl please do not Imagine that I am grunt Incidentally I will say that I am a native of Ohio and that I was In tucky In January and In the an tumn of sprinted a footrace with General Bragg clear across your Dog fennel State and It was a dogond close race too But I got to Loulsvlll enough ahead to claim the stakes As you request send you unothe opy of the January Review to you name and marked personal Be sure to examine It thoroughly nnd see tor ourself what It Fraternally SINGLETON W DAVIS ANSWER oiict there wus u boy and a calf run over him and the boy got up toil said I have no remarks THE BRONZECHRIST RUNS OFF WITH ANOTHER FEL LOWS WIFE Darwins contention that man is a development from the monkey gains upport In the Negros monkeyIlk Imitation of the white man the Negro eing a little nearer to the simian mco than tho white man Is This Is especially noticeable In the Negro preachers mlmlclng tho white preacher For some time a giant Negro preacher has been attracting great at ration in Lexington Ho was known as the Barefoo rophet or the Bronze Christ anti he was getting a start here as a kind of darkey Jesus and there is begin nlng to be understood among the groes am glad to see that If there was ever any Jesus he was quite as near black as he was white as any ady can see who will step over to ethlehem where he was born and- soo his klnfolks today But the Negro preachers disposl lLou to ape the white preacher made lho Bronze Christ light out for Jlarts unknown with the wife of James agleys of Coxs Landing near Hunt Inglon W Va As the original Bethlehem Jesus never married having gotten the mitten from Mary sister of the- rich Lazarus of Bethany Judea I lIot say what effect this elopement lho Bronze Christ with Hagleys wife Is going to have on tho Bronze Christs followers In Kentucky and eat Virginia Hut any way all Ute same the- nlggor preacher Is going to keep doing everything ho sees tho white dgI SHORTLETTERS Sycamore KmmsI enclose draft for onefourth of the ninotint to give the Ulado to tide over Us clal troubles will send the balance due xtn leonIada to live and prosper and If 3000 of of Its scribers that are able will give tacit the Blade can got free from debt and Insure lire Hughes n fair Income so that he can live ronpectauly and up Nomuthlng for old ago If tilt patrons of Blade would give much to support the Hindu and help ilize the world us Christians do tn propagate their religion you and Bro wear dlamoiulH If we only had forklulled devil nnd an angry to flaunt Into tutu filets of our closelisted brethren we could make theta fork over their last rent We as Freethinkers ought to be more liberal and support our papers butter the future than we have done In thc a great responsibility rellUng on Freethinkers They nro tines thnt will have to keep this notion ns It Republic We owe It to our children nml to our Christian brothers children to that we protect as far ns we are uhle each child horn In thll country Its Inalleablc right the right to Ijivostlgf any and all of tho socalled words of God the right to think for themselves nnd to express their thoughts In a gon tlenuinly or ladylike time or place without being molested- best wishes for tho miceess ot the Blade remain yours trulyJ MAYO Tlmbo Ark Enclosed to move up my tab to January Have blen trying to get up club of live Watson llestcm and wife and house hold landed here just five weeks Igo today to make this their germane home but owing to Hestonu Ilhdcal disability from rheumatism ho went back this morning to Carthage Mo He Is without money and sick and uo less he has relief In some way will 80lln pass out to tho eti wouldAt Hot Springs get reUe and be cured I write this letter wllhollt his knowledge He would die In till poor house and be burled In the potter Held before he would beg It a pll a disgrace to the Liberals of ca that they wll sit back and do noth Ing but talk with their mouths and low Watson Heston the greatest eral genius on earth to suffer untold ngonles day nnd night us he Las suiTe here In my house for live weeks pat und die for tho lack of a few dollars pay for proper treatment and care ni then lire loose a volley of orator l blank cartridges through the Liberal p pers about what a great man was Wa son Heston It the Liberals could see as I l1ae seen lIenrl every night for live week llestons kind and devoted wife waiting in him all through the dreary midnight hours until she became almost exhaus and cry like a child of grief the would be Inspired to write similar to this Heston is no kin to me and have 10 reason to befriend him any more than my other true Liberal has If My wife and I wish to Join the NJand subscribe for several Liberal pers and books but we will deprive ou selves of all literature except the Torch if Reason and the Blue Grass DIode he best two and give all I can do wltl ut to i eston and others who ae In dlstressJOHN D FAI uiiclsco CaJhd enclosed i2and one for a negs lbefas do my best to g 1 more subscribers The Blade must not perish for want of subscribers and cash have been a Freethinker ever since was years old and now am on the 1st of February I tackle all tbe ospel wackers run across GEORG LUNDIE McGregor Iowa Enclosed to another year of comfort to my IIrr do not want to see the Blade go down It ought to live In peace and plenty am orever bear Its light through all this corld of human darkness am sorr very sorry that I am not able to none but such Is llfeWILLIAl IUIGLEY Mt Sterling Ky Enclosed money lee for subscription postal cards I 8end oday Send 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publishing the Blade dont pay you n decent living quit It und go at some thing that will I dont see how Blade readers can tall to pay their dues for e Blade You cant live on nlrtih would tool ashamed of myself I along from year to yonr ami let you IlIltl on ouch Issue of the lllade nnd hope that lllnde revelers who owe ever fur one paper will go to work Itlt palItynurslintwife In get out the tin world That Is saying itwIcolctlot Its the truth lint been samplooop led by nearly popular nut i monthly mngiijilnon this year mil think more of the than nay ot them The world cant bent or eqim wrltero the Blade Los lht-Rturthllglt of Waco Texas and lllghei Selonco of Angeles Calif art the next lost In my estimation All who behind with you mid cm forcerlimitwhere they would have to nttend ilvi oclock or Sunday school nail have to shell out or go to hI for then in can ness You nro a great necessity to the ex istence of tho Illailn and you seem Ing to multi great sacrifice for Free thought but you ought not to bo re quired lo ski out too scanty n living like old Bro Green good old wife planUrF MANSFIELD Inrmers TI am at present em ployed by C R R Co as mnsiiii foreman having learned that craft while yet In my teens I have done huh little else while Journeying along lifes highway hilt hammer rocks never having seen from my boyhood days until now where I woutil nt the final wlndnp able to sail my kite to the ethertiil abode of the of ages concluded to do could to help tin needy But one of my trade with the thermometer at zero Is apt to bo slow to come up with the dough But the two plunks weve got to send So Just shove lip the Blade to another year paid And start n Dog III1rto some dear Christian friend hut twould make mo much happier If you would dear Jeems Just stick those two Williams way down yonr Jeans saw In the Blade sonic time rigo whore you sold you Would not print nny thing on the beautiful snow Now hero n standing offer of to go to the poor fund till Rome congress fund or any other old fund fur who writes the best article on the beautiful anything would rather road Ingersolls beauti ful description of the effect of tho dam stuff called alcohol on soninlaw If he drank It than to rend tin abusive article as long as your arm about poor Hlnner who Inn gone aura And too have thought nil along you were a Democrat How n man of your ber It a Democrat can see whlta mantle that now covers the tiny pebble the tender sprigs of grass tne lovely fern and the beautiful moss and Know Ing that where now lie these beautiful works of nature that the Senator from Missouri says In about ten months will lie the remains of the Republican party snowed under and not feel glad to print anything about the beautiful sw more than I can comprehend It seems to me If had the ability and edu cation could write something about the snow you would like to print This beautiful white mantle one of natures grandest gifts which now spread over lilll top and valley and woodland and rocks covering up the tender and dell cote vegetation protecting It from the winter frosts so It will come forth In spring time unhurt sending forth Its tweet odor and beautiful blossoms to ludden the heart of man and later to be melted by the surfs warm rays starting the bnnWftfa B ih their gent nurmur t field est lee aid mean irTn7tiuthe re tul birds mmeWafbkeyurelr enchanting strain through the woodlandagaln I say how as good a man as you who could write and print one grand poem of these things can refuse to do so one of the things I cannot understand I would rather pat a dog on the head end see him wag his tall than to pat a ruler on his back and see him wag his ongue would rather do one kind act tad be forgotten than to be a Napoleon ir a Roosevelt and be remembered for ever Yours truly T J NICHOLS ANSWERI did say would not print inythlng about the beautiful snow nil If anybody Is willing to pay not less than yon to get short ar ides on the beautiful snow and the lade a little hard pushed flnunclaly fhy that a horse of another color Humanitarian Review The nine Grass Blade which was lircntcned with suspension at the eiul of thin year 1903 has been put upon Is feet again by a prompt rally of Its friends to the rescue and It has been nmmnceil that Mr HtigJies will con lime Its publication OUISVILL HENDERSON ST LOUiS RY DOUBLE DAILY TRAINS IIITW1mN Louisville and St Louis Parlor Cars Trains Pellman Sleepers Night Trains For rotes further Information address L J IRWIN a A LoUIVILlL i L BACK TO PRISON The Rev William E Hlnshawt Pa role la EndedIIndianapolis ladTho Rev Win Illnsliaw will arrive Indianapolis this morning from Ills mothers homo noar Winchester on his return to tlio Michigan City prison Gov Dtirbln line refusal Uio ropiest of Ills friends to extend his sixty day parole nnd Illnshaw next week will agaltr begin his life sentence for the alleged mill der of his wife Thlrwi Hlnsliawi at Bellovllle roil Tho parole was granted by Gov Durbln at tho request of 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ANDRETURN kwq4 J t QUEEN GRESGENV ROUTE ++Tickets of sale February 9th to 15th inclusive Also ow aalo February iCtli for trains scheduled to arrive New Orleans or Mobile before noon February 16th 1904 Final limit Feb ruary 20th By depositing tickets and Ion payment of fifty cents to Joint agent ot Mobile or New Orleans tickets will be extended until March 5th 1904 These tickets allow stopover For information uddross- CLARKE T P A 89 E Main Stv Lexington Ky or W C RINBAUSON P Cincin nati Olio ORIENTALHOTELMERRIMAN enter of City Ono block from Beach Rates from to per day ALLEN JOHNSON Proprietor CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS FIRSTCLASS SERVICE 11 Cuban Investment have Just returned from a trip to Julia and lieins familiar wIUi the grand possibilities of that country secured an option upon a 3000 acre ract of desirable land and shall pro cal to organize The Liberal CoOper hive Cattle and Fruit Co of Cuba apital 5000000 divided into one housand shares of 1000 each Lib erals who are looking for tent per cent nterest or better on their Invest ment will do well to scald a selfad Iressed stamped envelope or a two cent stamp for particulars Address- L C BAILEY 6458 Wise Ave St Louis Mo Apr 30pd PENSIHolder with No 2 14k solid Gold Pen Is a big winner werover seen Wo send this pen to any iwlnt post paid for 100 If not ns represented money returned on return of pen Eureka Specialty Company 227 East Fourth St Cincinnati Ohio Apr 30pd FOR SALE 6000 acres of coal on Green River near Railroad In Kentucky 20000 acres Florida Pine Land Two Orange Groves Homesteads entered In Florida Unite-d SlnhS Land For lease a vcim of Fluor Spar Mixed with Lead and Zinc practice Law In all tho Courta ISAAC TRABUE Punta Gorda Fla Apr 30pd t i y J ffil1lo4 f BILLY BRECKS Santa Claus Editorial Seems to be Repudiated by His Alleged uAc complice as a Piece of Christian Fraud Lexington Ky Jan 1904 Mjr ChnrlcH C Moore My Dear Charley Referring to your criticism of Col Ilrecltlnrldgos Snntn Claus Reinstated didnt you fall to observe that my note to him was of December 20th and thai could not probably anticipated hlsed Itorlal to which he appended my note of December 23rd do you know that ho who sul scrllKHl tor Dog Fennel In tho Orient anti wrote a notice of the book that was as eulogistic as wordsp could make It Indorses the editorial you ISltlcise How do you know that he enjoyed the editorial noro than he did Dog Fennel How do you know that he enjoyed It at all In the sense you Insinuate What n lot of nueer peopleIt takes to make a world r About the time the Santa Claus let tor was written to tho little girl or not long before werent you a Camp belllte preacher trying to make pro ple believe something you knew was ntt true Do ouIIntln tho light of your criticism every Intelligent person In the community to be reminded of the fact that C C Moore Is the author of The Night Before Christmas that remarkable poem personifying and everlastingly popularizing Santa Interrogatively and vet t truly T D B c AnswerI lont even remember that there was any date to your note to llrecklnridge and beside that on editorial that appeared In Breckln ridges Herald of Dec 23rd may have been written on Dec 20th the date t you say of your Ifrit and may have boon written when 9u tyo together were discussing hlsrfojthcomlng dl tonal in which he wa o you as an accomplice with him In assisting him to make a little girlher grandmother mother anti aunt also con spiring actually believe that there was a reel Santa Claus and doing It for the religious purpose as plainly oxplairwMl In Brecklnrldges editorial tf iWakinga little girl who inclined to nInfldel and agnostic un that site ought to accept unreasoning about It what her gujld hers and thus prepare to Mfiarr f itVr ihvffV f5rl Uan that Bnecklnrldges site did becomeIckinrldge has done ten times as to uphold the Christian religion Kentucky as all the other men In Kentucky put together Ho Is the on ly man of national reputation In Kentucky now living that has markedly championed the Christian religion His fame Is hot merely national It Is nternational lie represented the Abhlnll District In Congress and Ills silver tongue as an orator has been eulogized In every civilized Ian In the worhfT He Is more known to the world Jhan any dozen Congressmen and ialfdozen Senators al combined ever went to Washington from Kentucky i And yet the half has not been told j for he Is a Dog Fennel precinct man You on the other hand are not sup posed even to hanker after any brand of piety and submit that as It ap peared In the Herald It looked to a man up a tree that you were Billys accomplice as ho plainly said you were to a ittle scheme for making a Christian out of a little girl by training her to believe In Saata Clans and If you were not such an accomplice with your views about religion you should have plainly said so over your own name In some Lex ington paper at least to the extent of showing that you do not now endorse such methods whatever you may have done In what your loiter to nle lath cates was In your young manhood days atn exceedingly sorry to have to disabuse your pure mind of the Im pression that nm tile C C Moore who wrote The Night Bvjfore ChrIst- mas and never would do It If did not think somebody would tell you better My distinguished namesake llke ministerIyears to have been the author of Tilt Night Before Christmas No sin never in all the world did preach a single word that I know was not true and I quit preaching Just as fast as I began to suspect that they were not true and quit Jut as soon as know they were not true never would have preached at all or preached only a very short time If old preachers In whom hall confidence had not lied and lied and lied to me over and over agalnt and told i me that they had at one time been Inclined to Infidelity when asked them about things In tho Bible that did not seem true and that after a while it all came plain to thenit and that It would as got older seem plain to No sir If had been preaching what know was not so would have taken money for It and would be preaching now a rich and respected liar and hypocrite but never a dollar did take for preaching and thats the lit tie saving clause that lets me out Blick as a whistle when anybody 1 ifjj r 1 throws up to mo that thave been prenchcr nm just honest enough toI say that was a young fool who tilt not know tiny bettor bcaiiBc was lied to by a lot of rascally old preach ers who were ng and lying for money and llolonjjcd tho aritto- cracnmut teor saw any other preacher except hIllY Brecklnrldgo that did both of us raised stile by side hero In Dcg Femunelani those lying old rascals wanted to rope me Into their graft because my social standing would boom the preaching trade GENERAL COLLAPat IN INFIDEL PUBLICATIONS There Is going on now a collapse In Infidel periodical publications that has IlIic1 parallel before since have been In Infidel Journn ism It towns specially minge Id me as Infidelity Is mnlihg far grcatei progress thom it hat ever done sInce have lean connected with its prop agandlsm Taking these collapses In the order of their occurrence the first Is that of The Llberatcr Melbourne Aus tralia Joseph Symci edtor While the mechnulcal lart of the paper wdsnot goo f its contents were good and Bro Byrnes Is a good man have not gotten c copy of the Liberator for so lung a lIme that cop elude from a nota In the Freethinker London England that the Liberator has suspended for mt of support Then we had the death of old Bro preen nnd his wife and the suspen of the Freethoight Magazine all In consequence of want of support They were rood neople and had a clean pure good Magazine Then Secular Thought of Toronto Canada editor Ellis good pnper ant good man Ifas quit as a weekly and now appears as a monthly magazine and now comes 1 Torch of Ileason editor Wakemnn jhe most scholarly editor we have honest and fair suspends as a weekly and combines with the suspended Freethought Nag azlne to make a nnthlv magazine Then the Boston Investigator the oldest of any of our publications anti edited by a good htan Is in a chronic struggle for existence Searchlight of Waco Texas good magazine and good editorhas long had a heard time hut seems just now to be Improving Then the two months ago came verji near turning up tin little toes to daisies und then came a reaction and It had the most prosperous timji of Its life but as write now Janimry 18th there Is quite a slack In Its flFf nclal support thought there seems toi be no slack In the moral sentiment in its favor Its getting l be the case now that almost any kind of a newspaper or magazine cf any respectability prints Infidel articles nnd we Infidel propa gandists can hardly say anything any more radlcallyilnfldel tItan many of these whilom Christian publications are doing butyt teems hard that In fidels are dropping Infidel propaganda papers becnusejwe have gotten all oth er prominent Hewspapit8 to talking like wo do JKt J KHAM Lt Ai o Tho last seven days wonder In Ken tuck i that Is nothing If not sensation aljjs the passage at arms between Governor Beckham nail my nephew State Senator Campbell Cantrlll Their scrimmage Is a piece of youth ful Indiscretion of which they will both be ashamed If they ever get to be grown men that Is Intellectually Cantrlll Is about feet thought Cantrlll had downed Deck ham anti supposed he hid ruin his aspirations for United States Sean torshlp hut Becky made a good cone back at Cammlc Each of them appealed to God to bear witness that he was right and the other fellow wrong and as dont like to get into any scrimmage where God Is taking a hand will Just keep lands off would recommend those lines from one of Dr Watts hymns Little children never let you angry passions rise Your little hands were never made to scratch each others eyes Chicago Cronlcle FEARS POWERS OF PAGANISM Baptist College President Warns Fel low Clergymen of Danger Pagan classics are popular hut they are based upon same princi pies as that of one man running away with another mans wife Our land Is being flooded with paganism and pagan works Our poetry Is ns sensuous as pagan poetry Philoso phy as taught In our college Is Indu dye to atheism and materialism These words startled tho conference of tile Baptist Ministers asso elation at Its meeting yesterday In the Masonic Temple They were spoken by J Leavltt president of Swing college The theme of Dr Leavltt was Is the Trend of College Education To ward Christ The speaker contended that the curricula of most the denominational colleges till not tend to develppe faith of the students la Christianity but sought merely Intellectual attain men ts Ho declared that In most of the sub jects taught by tho colleges not one bit of Christian doctrine could bo found You never hear of a revival In any of our colleges do you continued the president This Is especially true of the older Institutions It would shock the world were It to be an nounced that Yale or Harvard would hold revival services The emphasis college training should ho placed on faith not on knowledge Our chit cation of today Is not satisfactory We must set aside the old classics anti have taught In our colleges such works of literature that Is uplifting anti In the eIvery few of slon to touch upon tho thoughts that had been expressed1 by speaker butt somo ventured to that they did not coincide entltCbwith what President Leavltt had said Resolutions of sympathy bearing on the Iroquois fire were passed MAN FROM PALMETTO STATE TELLS HOW HE EVOLUTED FROM A METHODIST INTO AN INFIDEL PUSHING ALONG THE GOOD WORK Ofjilon S C January 8th Killtor Charles Moore My father died when was n ny and my mother n MothodlRt Site taught me to renil tho Bible nnd my rfiyorn nt her knee and It wns during n rliironrlng Methodist re vhnl when could almost Imagine Htnellod fumes of hell that was frightened Into joining the Methodist church When I grew up began to do my own thinking which resulted In doubting some things In tie Hlble But moth rwould wnrn me of dangers that lurked hi iiiiitfllef I saw cringing forms kneeling crying nnd groaning hysterically around the nl tar or mourners bench I doubted the lirarally of such business could not believe that wanted nny such wor ship concluded that believers In tie attic or socalled word of God were tho most Ironbound unhappy though do not wIsh to do away with churches nnd preachers because know they are doing good Yet want them reformed from trying to make us believe that Cod or that he was ever wicked enough to make an an iol knowing that the angel would be come a devil have been waiting all my life to hear some prenrher clear Ood of the many Wicked charges that the Blblo brings against him or explain how Ood could make a devil and hell If he all wise almighty anti perfectly good But If God dill make the devil pure and perfect like other angels and all heaven Is pure nnd perfect who was It that tempted that archangel and changed him to chapter says there wit war in heaven but the Bible does not say that during that heavenly fra eat God ever tried to cut short or stick his bayonet Into the devil And ifter that heavenly battle was over wonder If the battlefield was strewn with Individuals some with feathery wings nnd some with wings like bats And were tho great white throne anti pearly gates nil spattered with blood nnd how could It be a pleasure to us If wo could get to leaven and sit down at the right hnnd of some grnyhended veteran and listen for thousands of years to his blood curdling war tales about how Gods anti nngcls butchered each other right there In that holy place that they slug so sweet over there The full particulars of that heavenly battle would surpass anything that Irdle Jones or Kreldhelm can tell concern the dull war Vie Bible says that Gods prowd finally whipped the devil and cast him to the earth According to tho Bible hls good hew enly father1 made devil and then cast llmtlown am nhjedsthlI-JlJLttj 0 St tIiiJevitst- nt dragged t11lNh stars down upon the earth These Bible writers perhaps thought that the stars Wtro about the size 9nmans fist but astronomers tell us day that single stirs are planets ninny times larger than tilt earth So thoso stars falling would be about lIke a man muring thousands of hose balls on n No f bird shot Who must believe tho astronomers of today or those ancient Bible writers The Bible siiys tile devil wns thrown Into u bottomless pit anti locked up with n great key nut here wo see Clods to the devil again He gave the devil a pair of wings like a bat so devil could Mutter through nnd get ready for business again The first work that the devil did on earth Is told tit third chapter of Genesis verso lit got Kvo and Adam to tat nn apple and lifter had onen It they got ashamed of their nakedness anti sewed llg loaves together to cover themselves If God did make us and leave us nak ed awl not common sonso and modesty enough to nxlmmod or our nakedness and to like beautiful neat tilting clothes with all tilt rainbow tints Muttering In the linizi8 linve we not In this some tithe fur jvblcli to thank tie devil Our presidents ant governors ought to road Genesis fint least once every year and open their thanksgiving pro clamation by thanking devil for oponlng our eyes Matthew chapter ltelhs about tho devil loading Jesus around over the country trying to tempt him to sin but If tit devil onco dwelt In heaven and know that Jesus was God how did he expect to tempt Ood to sin rite devil list took Jesus Into the wilderness and then took him Into the holy city and set him on u pinnacle of tie templo The Bible does not say how high and how sharp this pinnacle was nor how long tho devil required Josus to sit on the pinnacle but let us nil lope that this was only of those huge jokes Ihat the Blblo writers fixed up for suckors to read nut nny way according to Bible God mile the devil and itch anti put them so close to heaven that a man heaven like Lazarus can see and talk to a man In lieu like tho rich man but know some good unit alTeclir natC mothers who do not belelvo thise things and must these mothers who went down almost to the very Jaws of death to vivo us birth who first kissed us and folded us to their bosoms must these good mothors scream In the laming lows of hell to their children who be lieved the Blblo to bring them a drop of water to cool their parching tongues Is that tho placo that they sing Is so sweet over there How could we be happy in heaven whllo sailing over hell looking down at our loved ones walling and gnashing their troth In hell Will we blow our hurts anti thump our harps that God give us or will God harden our hearts titter we get there so that we will be hippy regardless of our loved onos below us In have been asked time anti again why dill not believe tho Blblo To such peo plo want to say that If you will read tho Bible moro you will believe It less The truth that very few people ever road Blblo and about all they know about It what their preachers tell thorn and uomo preachers keep their believing that they must buy bles anti believe they are Gods mill then pay the preacher for ing It to them lit common sense ought to tench us that If God Is good nlmlghty and knows nil things he would never make n dovll that would bring sin Into the world that would cause him to be be gotten by a ghost born of a woman nailed to a cross by people that ho had made If Jesus was God the Blblo accuses Ood of continuing suicide and gives no reiiHon for such Insano action except tho wickedness among his children caused by the devil that ho tattle will not hectic God of such foolish and wicked things ns tho lllblo does 1do tint bellovo that God over mado a dovll and hell any more than that ho mado a Hantn Claus Children are fooled year after year by Christian parenta about Santa Claus Just us these parents have been fooled r 111111Thtill iIi devil there Millions or children ore forced Into tinwnrliliiy diseased nnd criminal parontx aid tire not responsible fur tholr disor dered physical anti mental organizations nnd only misinformed nnd shallow minds will pAck nil their disease and crimes upon the poor old miserable dovll Millions of people In the Orient where our Bible started believe that the Koran Is uoil because It says that un believers must drink lolling ttilnlleat bjlnrs nail thorns after of people bellovo tho Blithe Is Gout wonl because It says unbelievers must In fire anti brimstone after they Thntheo anti thy and thou nnd throat ened punishment nre the pocketbook openers among believers Thetievlh Is only n myth anti was ventefiuiy cunning old priests to frighten pcoplojito mid pay and Its largely from he nickels and dimes frightened from the ragged millions that these prlestnnd preachers are living on the todayIf children that Ood lstoo good to make a devil anti hell that wll burn us forever If wo do not do what they tell us to do this classtof priests and preachers would compelled o preach something letter or or a living like the rest of 1111IA L NI THREE TOMt r1PAINES REV THOMAS PAINE OF NEWt PORT MAINE BEING INO IIBhlladelphia Pa Jan 1904 EdltorBlue Grass Blade think yoy very much for comply ing with Madam Dr Van Rlpers quest fn publishing a full account of the to Thomas Paines and your qiralntjTcomments on the Comedy ofI Drrcrs of Teddy the strenuous have since discovered the third member of tho trinity of Thomas Palnorf ThJs must be the Holy Ghost of delsmrnot the doubting Thomas of the scejptures but the Rev Thomas Paine of Newport Maine The recount Is taken from Lewis town J Dec 24th 1903 article Newport a Century Ago The account is as follows The first settled1 minister In Newport was Thomas Paine 0 strange name for a clergyman In those days when the memory of the great Deist was not re speoted as it Is today Probably no one detested the InftI del Paine lore than this clergyman and r e authorof the Age of neat son W0B man of high moral character wjl the Newport parson JIIunsavory character and was c shIed to leave the town denly reasons that had better be left Hp air sueceedetL br the Rev r vt true In t ndant nr re spece n the town today This from the Lewrtstown Maine Journa f Dec 24th 1903 Titer re a great number of edit ors of spapers who never miss an opportt to smirch the character of the ar hor of the Age of Reason Let the Blade give the credit where credit It dub Noah Coler was a honored member of the Paine Memorial Association and like u number of our members desired to have the name of Thomas Paine rescued from tho lies about his personal habits and appearance that continue to appear In the relig ious and secular press and which find expression from the orthodox pulpits even today He was for human liberty and Jus tice and those who advocates those principles he always helped with pen nail purse to the extent of his ability He did not use his money to purchase rum or tobacco and gave no help to a religion that made and encouraged criminals and paupers Btit like Stephen Glrard he was to be found helping every good cause If he had been a deacon In some church and kept a saloon he could have had a mass and sermon preached by a man who would have felt ored by having his name known and a monument covered with lies If the Age of Reason produces such men as Noah Coler the work of Thomas Paine will live long after the ogists of the atonement have passed into silent dust Put me down for one of Dr sons Infidel Home Congress books JAMES B ELLIOTT CommentIt may be charity to say that Teddy diet not mean to tell a lie when he said that our Tom Paine was a filthy little Atheist Teddy was probably a little drunk and got Tom Paine who was a drunken Christian editor and the preacher Tom Paine who had the peculiar weakness of preachers all mixed up with Tom Paine tho author hero and moralist and consequently made an ass of himself CHOPS SISTERS HtrtD OFF Insane Brother Declares He Slew Her Because of a Divine Behest Dunkirk N Y Jan 24Miss Han na Hall thirty years old urns mur dered today at her home In Van huron by her brother Isaac Hall who gave himself up to the police Hall who is thirtythree years old declares that he obeyed a divine be best when he killed his sister He tacked her while she was asleep first shooting her Then dragging wounded woman through the house ho cut her throat and finally placed her neck across a chopping block and completely severed her head from the and his sister lived alone both parents being dead Until this time Hall was considered a model farmer and his sister was a great favorite Hall Is religiously Inclined and there Is no doubt that he suddenly became Insane I A NEWWOMANInitly Mr PhnrliH Moon Donr llmthrr mioloso with this letter flipping ruin the Dallas ftomlWwklr News Twcnuj It lady not Hubwrlhor to your pithier put her on your list for otto ycnr utiLIty mo nnd will pay till lilll Mrs Henry would wrlto to this lily Iun not know hop but think wo could do tome good mlsslnnnry work there pnivldlnK of eoiiri Is not nlreudy convurt Yours truly II nKErRH oxtrnct Is ns followsIWilY SItE DONT An nm a rwicler of tie old News a lover of tho Century pnfio thdticht would write unto hearth wild about good Johns and Chris mothers anti how to mine children for God nm not raising my children add I nm raising them fpr this world I send tlinnt to school and tench them good morals and let them read any of literature they want to I oven et them raid tie liihll do not go ociuutrcit nor make my children go to Sunday school because believe no such teachings as mon are lord and master ns long ns life list which Is vltunlly to say that nil mon are wiser bettor nnd purer titan women anti that woman needs n muster Therefore the church decrees that she shall have 6no do not go to church because tie highest olllce n woman can In the church debtllfter and church cleaner do not to church because women arc taught that begging for the Lord the highest service they can render nnd Christian women are resolved Into hand of church beggars and ore an tVisltlon on the business men of every communityI go to church because women are taught that If they would know anything they must learn of their hus hands at home lany women have not homes nnd no husbands Tie Bible does not take them Into account but the truth Is that a woman eon learn more from nn almanac a dictionary anti an cncylopedla than from the average hus band Another fact that the average husband Is not n fountain of knowledge These are n few of many reasons why do not attend church It a fact that men have In large measure abandoned their faith and bequeathed It to women anti children Yet tnere are today more good kind human grand and noble men than ever before the history of the world The truth not one woman a thousand knows what the Bible or Christian system teaches Women throng the churches because they are so re stricted In their actions that they seek the church more for diversion than for iplrltunl consolation for the church of today resolved Into a social dub and then It a mitten of habit to keep touch with social customs for women to attend church but they are not enough lntereaU d Its tenets to analyze their own rjlglon Kenjnlne Christianity Is sadly zed up Red lon predestluma this blended wllhstunljlng gowns Jewels nnd sixbutton gloves nnd with Matthew Mark Luke and John of Ben con street and Broadway When n sprout from the tree of knowledge has been planted nt pen door ad women oat of the fruit thereof then nnd not till then will the world awake from Its nightmare of superstition bequeathed to from nn infant race Then nnd not till then will Immunity realize that There Is nothing so resnl ns Itwson And nothing so royal as Truth MRS F RUSHING Junction Okla hope friends of the Blade will get that lady to turn Inirsolf looso tie Blade like her style Louisville Ky Find enclosed to pay up for think It would bo let ten not to give out In tin IJlndo that It was going to give up tho ghost hail four nil ready hilt seeing Blade that It was going to give up they simply declined to subscribe for will send tl n week or so for the Wilson fund JOHN W WALSH Brunswick Maine Enclosed find one for my subscription on Blade antI the other for some one poorer than nm you can llnd such or for support of the Blade hope good paper will wenther the storm and that those who have to suture of needful will be generous low It Aro thor rosondlnff cheer fully and hopefully to the call hop to be able to do n little moro for you during tho year hope Air Mount well Ho Is a genius Remember me to him and If never meet him here think shall know him If see him over there Good wishes for tie htintiui ClRTIS Castlewood Vnt am proud tint the DIode still lives and we all want to keep on coming and It the toni pros pert us hoC course he will do wo will pay have been thinking what a good country hell going to be to spend eternity There will be Paine Franklin Jefferson 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more apparent to even a casual observer than that the es tablished Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal church In the United States are rapidly drifting to Roman Catholicism Conditions In both these countries glvo evidence that the Romanists and the Anglican Ritualists have n com ploto understanding with each other To the world the Romanists and the Ritualists pretend to hate each other but actual conditions prove that It Is only n deeply laid Jesuitical game tc land tho Episcopal church In tho bos om of Rome The High Church men all deny i that they are drifting to Rome and tho Low Chruch men say the accusa tlon Is correct and that the church Is being betrayed bodily by Jesuitical methods Into the power of the Roman and religious press portray the signs of the times with great an Influential and wealthy Protestant sect gives every evidence that It Is allying Itself with Rome It time for the truo American to ask Whither are We drifting The encroachment of Romanism now menaces American princi IIs was prophesied by Lincoln and utterances of R C prelates that America will be Roman Catholic fifty years show that the peril has Increased since Lincolns daySince our press gives evidence that It Is largely under Jesuitical censor ship stnco American citizens are summoned to Rome to answer for the crime of loyalty to American Institu tions since the President of the Un ited States consults with R prelates and coquets with the Pope of Rome since there are thousands of politicians In our land ready to bar ter away tho principles of American liberty for any office from policeman to president surely It behooves Ra tionalists of every type to keep a close watch on the Protestant sect that Is turning the tide toward Rome A spirit of unrest In the Protestant sects of tho United States Is general and what will be the ultimate fate of Protestantism cannot now be surmls ed There Is but ono branch of Pro testantism that seems to have an ul timate object in view and that is Uie Protestant Episcopal All the others aro tossing about on the sea of uncertainty recasting creeds eliminating dogmas and ap pealing for support through social features and the spectacular In modes of aU seems to be the councncrecolves port they are steering If the laity do not know the clergy do and they have selected an underground that leads to Uio bosom of the mpther church aping the Ritualists of Eng land a Romish party has risen In the American church and its Jesuitical methods are delivering the church over to the Roman hierarchy- It has become a fad in England and the United States for Ritualists of Im mense wealth to Join the R C church until the Esplscopal church in both these countries Is dhot bed of Roman Catholicism theNmost virulent and the aplststo keep the social and religious pace set for them will sacrifice conviction silence reason and betray country to keep in tho swim England never did heartily espouse Protestantism Scotland and the oth er Protestant countries of Europe forced the breach with Rome and England consented In a halfhearted manner The Church of England was always a giant imposture It never stood for anything and was the result of a dia bolical and base court Intrigue- J M Davidson In speaking of the founding of the Episcopal church says How the English Bluebeard Henry VIII the first Defender of the Faith came to upset that very faith of which the Holy Father had constituted him titular Defender Is one of the strangest and most disreputa ble stories to be found in the pages of universal history How any Angll r can High or Low Broad square or perpendicular can contemplate the or r of his National Zion and the un ftsavor character of its first Head i feelings of revolt and abhor 1rence passes the wit of man was a ritualistic crisis In Eng recently and one Is now near at In the American church Rom Ish party is composed of ecclesiastical politicians of the councils and so adroitly have- 11lhand usurped power that the majori betrayal the laity have been unaware of Romish party dally grows r more aggressive They publish now a monthly paper at GarrisonontheHudson called the Lamp There are no dark lantern methods about The Lamp it openly commits Itself to a policy of reunion with Rome The following editorial speaks for Itself The Lamp says Protestants who glory in their sectarian divisions yes and Anglicans who glory In their separation from the Apostolic See glory In their shame Where lies the remedy save to acknowledge the error our fathers made four hundred years ago and by concerted action to take the necessary measures which will in duo time heal our schisms and make us Catholics indeed y reconciling us to the Univer sal Fattier of Christendom and reun iting us with the Holy Roman church the Mother and Mistress of all churches In which resides the seat of supreme authority the center of Catholic unity the chair of tho bless ed apostle Peter to whom our Lord I r said Thou art Peter and on this rock will build my church and the sates of hell shall not prevail against if The Terminus ad Quem of the Ox ford movement seems to us to be by logical and divine necessity the re submission of the English church to supreme authority of the Holy See and Gods way of accomplishing thlrf Is to multiply the Catholics within the Anglican fold until they possess the sanctuary and are able to redeliver tho keys of tho kingdom wrested by force from him Into the hands of SL Peter to whom our Lord originally gave them Tho Lamp Instructs tho faithful how to say tho rosary In the follow ing manner salute thee Holy Mary daughter of God tho Father and entreat thee to obtain for us a devotion like thine own to tho most sweet will of God Holy Mary mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen- salute thee Virgin Mother of God the Son and entreat three to tain for us such union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus that our own hearts may burn with love of God and an ardent zeal for the conversion of souls linn Mary etc- salute thee Immaculate Spouse of God the Holy Ghost and entreat thee to obtain for us such yielding of ourselves to the Blessed Spirit that we may never grieve Him in thought word or deed but In all things lie may direct and nile our hearts Hall Mary etc No edict from a Romish Candinal or from the Vatican was ever more severely Romish than the above yet the Episcopal church poses as the PROTESTANT Episcopal The Episcopal clergyman Rev Au thur Llyod who looks and dresses like a Jesuit tells us that to emphasize his belief In the necessity of a reunion with the Holy See he has begun to pay Peters Pence send ing his annual contribution to Rome like a good Catholic- A demand for nn American Pope Is loudly made In the current Issue of the Church man a leading Episcopal paper a chief executive for the Episcopal inrch is demanded In a leading article which declares that a chief executive is as necessary for a church as for a nation- Tlrsmooth shaven cassocked clergy of Ate Episcopal church that have In stituted orders of monks and nuns among them are The Paulisttlme- ra and the Father of nsa whose sll Is theJOIY tq it t t6 JtAfhlU New York and their methods are the same as those of flip Roman Ish Paullst Fathers and Jesuit missionaries Catholic clubs are being formed In the P E church where clergy and laity are required to pledgo themselves to promote the union with Rome and acquire valuable real es tate to bo the property of the church The proposition to change the name of the church to the American Cath olic church has been defeated In a majority of too diocesan conventions the past year but the star chamber Jesuit policy will be pursued until the Protestant Episcopal church Is chin inated from the denominational calen dar To couple the words American and Catholic from a religious point of view Is a travesty As well couple the words false truth free slavery and vicious virtue To a good Catholic the deadly brand of heresy is upon all the dom patriotism and sacrifice of the founders of the Republic from Wash ington the quasi Episcopalian to Jef ferson the Infidel and Paine the DelsL American principles have nothing whatever to do with religion of any type and to aid in increasing the power of Rome In the American Re public is to play the role of Benedict Arnold and coil a viper around the heart of liberty Vicar Fllllngham a leader In the antiritualist movement In England came to the United States a few months ago to help to stem the tide of Romanism in the American church The following letter was addressed to Vicar Filllngham by the headlight of the Episcopal church Bishop II C Potter of New York- Cooperstown N June 25 1903 C Fllllngham Vicar of Hextont Eng land Dear SIrIn the public prints of yesterday I find a letter from you ad dressed to me and later this letter reached me through the mall You call yourself a clergyman of the Church of England A clergyman Is usually a gentleman and aware that he may not print a private leTTer until Its receipt has been acknowldeged by the person to whom It is addressed That you are a lunatic Is more likely for only a lunatic could suppose that a church in New York Is governed by the laws of the Church of England or that you could compel me to en force or obey the laws of the Church of England The rector of St Mary the Virgin possesses my respect and confidence and though his modes of worship may bo as little to my taste as to yours ho Is not following them without my privity or knowledge have advised him therefore to apply for a detail of police and have Instruct ed him In case you or your followers venture In any way to interrupt or In terfero with his services to direct the police to throw you and your asso elates Into the street Happily we have a law In the State of New York which deals summarily and effectually with disturbers of the public worship Very truly yours H C POTTER Bishop of New York i This letter is a fine expose of the fl lovely Christian spirit and typo of Protestantism possessed by this Dish op and It would have been appropri ate for him to have ordered tho sing ing throughout his diocese of the bo tho tie that binds Our hearts in Christian love The fellowship of kindred minds Is like to that above This Is the Vicars reply to Bishop of Now York Fifth Avenue Hotel New York Bishop Potter Cooperstown N Y Rt Rev Sir I am In receipt of your very violent and Insulting letter of yesterdays date suppose so extraordinary a letter was never before penned by a professional Christian minister You are or affect to be unaware that open letters are frequently writ ten to public men You are also apparently unaware that the church of which you are an officer has declared that she has no intention of differing in anything from the doctrine discipline and worship of tho Church of England I suppose that you are also unaware of tho fact that the ritual of St Mary the Virgin does differ from that doctrine and worship I will not follow you In your own choice expres dons and describe this as lunacy but It is certainly a singular exhibi tion of Ignorance I note that you condone and are privy to the ilb pull ties and Idolatry practiced by thkfcc tor of St Mary the Virgin also note your threat of physical violence rthat you a minister to throw us Into the streets but can assure you that no threats will affect those who are prepared not only to act but to suffer In the cause of Protestantism Very truly yours C FILLINGHAM Rector of Hexton In a recent Issue of Munseys Maga zine the Bishop of Von du 1ac Rt Rev Charles Grafton has an article showing the set of the current in the Episcopal church He begins his icle with ails statement God is a a Bishop does not know about God Is not worth knowing and this one settles at once the question of the religious proclivities of the Deity The picture of this prelate wjth a series of ecclesiastical titles appears with the article The Bible says man Is made In the Image of God Not presuming to express an opin ion on the facial beauty of a of God made In his Fathers Imae we cannot refrain from saying If the cos tume of the Deity Is like unto that of the uptodate ritualistic Bishop It Is stunning In the extreme for surely Solomon In all his glory was not arrayed like one of these It does seem that after donjig all their ecceslastlcal millinery rega Ha with flowing petticoats am aced and befurbelowed robes the ould bo little time left to wore the Lord In the beauty of hollne save souls or make overtures to tI Pope of RomeJDOi1 UltEpiscopal of a glganitc conspiracy but the to Romanlsm Is now running to ugh and too strong to be checke The laity have been too lnJ dlIPtreasure on earth and callliL selves miserable sinners tCOOg nlze tho serpent that has coiled Itself about their altars The signs of the times portend that the doom of the Anglican hurch Is sealed and that In the near tfutnre It will cease to exist and Its name be come obsolete I Its clergy with some exception will be safely landed In the Roman com munion together with the ritualistic enthusiastic and religious aplsts but largely the majority of the laity will drift to Rationalism Despite the established church Ro man Catholicism Is now the power be hind the throne of England and wher ever the Episcopal church has a foot hold run the threads of papal diplo The ritualists In England are trying to alter the Coronation oatii and the declaration against the Transubstan tlon They are striving to open the throne of England to a Romanist To repeal the Hill of Rights to throw open the office of Lord High Chnncelor of Eng land nnd Lord Lleutanant of Ireland to Roman Catholics and to open dlplo nlatlc relations with tho Vatican They have succeeded In passing the Edu rational Bill forcing the people to pay taxes to support ritualistic teachings in the schools delivering the cause of education Into the hands of the clergy Ritualism Is the same in the United States that It Is In England and Its alllanco with Rome Is fraught with danger to American Institutions Is It not time we were asking what this coalition with Rome means and what Influence It will have on tho tiny of the Republic A pebble can change tho current of a mighty an enemy in open honorable battle than one In ambush provingthat has protected its religious liber ty and even robbd Its loyal citizens by releasing It from taxation Roman Catholllcsm and Anglo Rit ualism are one and the same thing and they stand together opposed to freedom of conscience opposed to the separation of church and State op posed to the education of the masses and are both stanch defenders of the divine right of kings Like the wooden horse of the Greeks before the walls of Troy they are full of armed enemies to the Amer ican Republic The disintegration of Protestantism tho drifting to Rome and the com pact Federation of all Roman Catho lie organizations Is evolving the religious Armageddon of the future which will bo between Home and Ra tionalism If the Temple of Liberty Is ever destroyed on American shores the blood of Its defenders will be upon tho Ritualists who by subtle Intrigue set the tide running toward Rome Versailles Kentucky ANOTHER REVIVALIST CALLED DOWN Editor Blue Grass Blade Tho following article appeared In tho Webster City FreemanTribune our local paper In answer to the ques tlon of a Campbelllte minister What have Infidels done for the world I have produced no new facts for Infi dels but old ones are as good when an audience packing the church to the doors seems to accept every statement from the pulpit as though It were the truth If tho statements by ministers about Infidels were made by ordinary citi zens they would at once bo character ized as monumental Ignoramuses or willful falsifiers lint coming from Uio class who have godwebs on their brains little consideration Is given reply has been mado to my ticle and Indeed the minister In later talks made very conciliatory remarks towards those opposed to his methods and belief also wrote the Reverend gentleman a personal letter asking If tho church people In this town were doing their duty In spending time and money and energy to convert the heathen In foreign lands while they did not try to save one Infidel In their midst as have now been here nearly four years and not n minister nor lay Christian has naked me about dition of my soul have however received no answer to the letter nor havo received n call from the minister or any of his Hock though un derstand he told his congregation of the letter at the next meeting Two revival meetings arc In full blast here the churches are located just across the street from each other am an Interested on looker and would not be surprised to have to re port ministerial hair pulling before the sessions close was compelled to make tho article very mild In tone to Insure its acceptance by our paper and you no lice that the word infidel Is spelled with a small and little prominence given the heading though was thankful for small favors and hope for greater ones in future If our side of the house were given an audience every night for four or five weeks at a time think we could set the people to thinking The article follows Come Now Let Us Reason Together Theres much of good in every one There may be bail In many To the EdltorIn his Sunday even Ing sermon Rev Walters asked tho questions What has infidelity done for the World What educational and benevolent institutions have been founded by Infidels First wish to state that until quite recently the laws of England forbade the donation of money for Infidel In stitutions We know too that atheists could not sit In the British Parliament and that Infidel editors were Imprison ed At tho present time there is an Indictment pending against the editor of the London Freethinker for printing a Jehovah and satan and It thereforJ nC apparent 1H 1hk3 Ing business falinsiiitjrTnsUtutloris though could name a number to their credit- Here In America we have fared somewhat better because of the constitutional provision for freedom of speech and press and religious belief though It may bo regretted that sec tartan prejudice and the prospect of social or business ostracism had serv ed to deter Inflldels from active pro mulgaUon of their principles or en dowment of Institutions The greatest institution In this country Is public school and it U well known that over a hundred years ago our constitutional congress set aside land of the public llomaln for school purposes and taxation to sus laic them is borne by infidels anti Christian alike though the moro or thodox sects are strenuously opposed to the public schools have no child ren but cheerfully contribute to the school tax that the children of others may gain knowledge nm an Infidel and compelled to contribute an In creased rate of property assessment exemptfrompenal Institutions are supported by the state which Is all the lHoplc hence see no warrant for the charge that infidels found and support no educational and benevolent Institu tions Again hospitals are exempt from taxation and therefore supporled by Jews Infidels and Christians Public hospitals are maintained by approprla tions of public money and nearly every hospital In the United States Is supported by popular coutrl butlons and donations by Its friends and by societies The hospital In thin city was founded by a nom rellglonfsls and though nominally a Methodist Institution It has received support manyInditidmalsthe call for assistance and It Is but a duplicate of hundreds of others Among educational institutions per nit me to name the University of Vir ginia endowed by Thomas Jefferson and which Is still a living monument to the prophetic genius of one of the Infidel founders of this republic James Siiilthson endowed our Nation al museum of which Washington City justly proud Cooper Institute In New York City Is another Instance of Infidel liberality and George Peabody contributed 3GOO000 for southern schools Still another dissenter James Lick founded the California Observa tory which bears his name Brother Walters called upon his au dience to observe tho motley throng of Infidels composed of anarchists saloonkeepers blacklegs and others The others tacked on the end of this list may mean much or little hut as n representative of a religion which claims to love its enemies a charity which thlnkcth no evil will Brother Walters repeat this gross mlrttate ment Upon second thought however it was admitted that Stephen GIrard had founded a college In Phlludelpla but while Rev Walters jested about the provision of the will excluding eccle slashes from the premises ho failed to Inform his audience that this provls iou has been disregarded and that chapel exercises are participated In ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD SPECIAL LOW RATES VIA HAVANA AND OTHER CUBAN POINTS DAILY TO APRIL 20TH 1904 ALSO TO NEW ORLEANS AND RETURN r ACCOUNT MARDI GRAS FEBRUARY 9 TO 15 1904 BEST LINE TO HOT SPRINGS ARK THROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION CLEEP v ERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK REDUCED ONfcWAY COLONIST AND HOME SEEKERS EX CURSION RATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND WEST FIRST ANDITHIRD TUESDAYS IN EACH MONTH FARMING IN THE SOUTH The Passenger Department of the Illinois Central Railroad Company Is Issuing monthly circulars concerning fruit growing vegetable gardening stock raising dairying etc in the states of Kentucky West Tennessee Mississippi and Louisiana Every Farmer or Homeseeker who will for ward his name and address to tho undersigned will be mailed free Circu lars Nos to Inclusive and others as they are published from month to LOCAL TICKET AGENTS FOR THROUGH TICKETS ALSO FOR FULL COPY OF FOLDERS DESCRIPTIVE OF CUBA AND NEW ORLEANS AND FURTHER INFORMATION OR ADDRESS F W HARLOW DIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY by 1500 boys who are housed clothed fed and educated at the ex pense of the sailor philanthropist whoso ships were named for the French Infidels Voltaire Volney and Rousseau The GIrard College fund aggregates over 30000000 and this heretical gentleman also gave liberally to the city of Phlladela and to the poor Futhermore when yellow fever swept the city and the people fled In terror Stephen GIrard with a single attendant nursed the strlckened vic tims and afterward cared for 500 children who were orphaned by the scourge More than this at a critical moment during the Revolutionary war Stephen GIrard assumed an indebted ness of 5000000 and thereby saved Washingtons army from starving and affect to teach that appreciation of charitable effort Is a strong taint In it0 doctrine Hut when such marvelous to1nl clan work a as that of Stephen Ulranl is menttUir ell only as a second thought by put plteers one naturally concludes there Is something wrong with system or with its representatives- The benefactions of Infidels today are so numerous that a whole issue of your paper would not contain them Carnegie according to his own statement is trying to make It Impossible to perpetuate Ignorance of the past Hull House Chicago whose founder has left the church In order to worship God has been under fire of the city newspapers because Its cur rhenium does not Include the teaching of religion but 2000 pupils pass through this practical school every weep in search of the knowledge which Is not supplied by churches closed every day except Sunday Then to the deadly heresy of Unltarltan Ism due the Idea of the reformatory for boys and girls as well as many others even the hymn Nearei my God to Thee was written by a Unitarian an Infidel and was condemned as having no gospel In ItSpace forbids even mention of the au thor scientists and inventors such as Darwin Emerson and Spencer Humbolt Crooks mid Loch Watt Roentgen and Edison all Infidels who have spoken to the world In works more enduring than Institutions who have pressed forward as the vance guard of progress and flashed Into the darkened byways of superstition a light of hope for humanity which 1500 years of Christian teach ing has failed to produce Harriet M Closz From Chicago Cronlcle DR HALE AS CHAPLAIN Only a bigot could make the slight est opposition to tho ekotlon of Dr Edward Everett Hale as chaplain of the senate at Washington The choice has been Indorsed far and wide and almost without dissent Objection however comes from a Presbyterian publication in Phlladel pia which declares that It hardly accords with the spirit and honor of a Christian nation to have a Uni tartan In so representative a station This Presbyterian organ In wrong In calling ours a Christian nation Our government Is hospitable to all forms of religion thanks to Thomas Jefferson but Is partial to none The Jew has his rights and rites as well as tho Christian Ho Is not excluded from office because of his religion Nor Is the agnostic cued to account or deprived of any public privileges because of his lack of Indorsement of any religious faith Dr Hale is a representative citizen a favorite with young and old lie has been prominent In a hundred en terprises that have tended to the well being of humanity In general and his country In particular If the sessions of the senate are to be opened with prayer no man in the entire union Is more deserving of the honor of the position of chaplain than Edward Everett Hale Have you read Dog Fennel In the Orient by Charles C Moore Better get one while they last Only per copy I jfA TO LEXINGTON EASTERN RAILWAY Eastbound Main Line No 2 No Lve Lexington 225 pm 745 am Lve Winchester 310 pm 825 am Lve Btyvllle Jnc5ll pm 1029 pm Arr 0 K June 61l pm 1126 am Arr Jackson 615 pm 1130 am O K Branch No No 21 Jnchsen 330 pm 1120 am Lye O K Jnc335 pm 1126 am Arr Helechawa 518 pm 1228 am Arr Cannel City 545 pm 1245 am Westbound O K Branch No 34 No 22 Lve Cannel City 715 am 105 pm Lve Helechawa 741 am 122 pm Arr O K Jnc925 am 230 pm pmtMain225pirArrArr Btyvllle Jnc726 amSlMf Arr Winchester 92J am LOW SETTLERS RATU Southeast Missouri Arkansas 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