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Digital page images are linked to the text file. t ToPrher BfiSQGRASSBSIfJDITED DY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD 1I10RALSPUBLISllHD WEEKLY 100rl YEAR IN ADVANCE J VOLUME XII NUMBER 51 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14 E M 304cinn vrn TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100aIn clubs of five or more 50 cents each a year TermsIOO per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five copies one year 250 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address vise this office giving your old as well as the new address When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old subscriber Thoaddress slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription and servo as a receipt as the date charge as soon as the subscriber ubscrlptlons to tl on ar not Jr u so P Srby the subscriber The courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for thethsubscription price of all papers celved until the paper Is paid for In lotnuedOffice of publication East Third street near WalnuthEntered at the post office at Lexlng ton Ky us Second Class Mall Matter Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certai- degree demoralizes those who mak 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 ca contemplate the subject without b coming prejudice against this liquidM have to do Is to think of deathsof the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance the distress of the little children ging at the faded dresses of weepin- and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius it has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffold upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State foreve- rseparateGRANT In no sense whatsoever Is this go ernment founded upon the Christian religion WASHINGTON The divorce between Church and State should be absoluteGarfleld 375 IN RHYME 0 Brother Hughes have a rhyme Hope It wlll reach you In good time Five cards received and In reply Three dollars and threefluarters spy Take one to pay my Blade one year Two and a half for cards my dear The twentyfive for compensation Or any kind of consolation And now my friend say goodbye Bo good to you and dont you cry Id like to stay and sing a song Unit fear twould bo too awful long Excuse mo then Ill make It ahor- Please hand this In for next report A LUTTERMAN HOW THEY DO LIE A GOOD ONE FROM THE VITALI TY A CHRISTIAN PAPERHOF CHICAGO Says Spring Sprung From Under Stump it Libby Prison and Locusts Were Killed In Minnesota By Praying FOLLOWING THE TEACH iNGS OF ROMANS III 7 r That It Is right for Christians t Ho for their religion Is a doctrine o the New Testament See Romans thatbookby Christians have received a religious newspaper called Vitallty printed In Chi cago tho town that produced Dowle and In which the Chicago Chronicle sayIngpaperInn anarchistic paper in the world that does not favor Christianity calleVitality 3MrVitallthavingDuring tho war the prisoners In uponL1lea little creek that passed within the stockades They prayed to God for water to drink and from under a tree stump there gushed a spring of fresh water The prayers of many mindstgenerated a mental power belpthatforth from the bowels of the earth The powers of God have no conscious activity on this plane except the menta organization of on this plane They frand cooperation re P overrun by means had u the prayers of the whole State at divine aid be innked for tlwt pestsbecameg the prayers Of course the thing about the latnjay have occurred but It would ave been Just the same If they had morelocustsThe Bible teaches plainly that In Godsentand locusts on Egypt Its true that the Bible thofstone gods stuck up all around them that we Cookies saw standing there to this day brought more files and lice and locusts by praying to their stone god than the Jews did by pray Ing to G Hovah Esq but we wont count that In If the Governor of Mlnnnesota paraeGovernor of Minnesota have as a part of the government of that State a regular salaried praying boardI whose job It would be to manage thin locusts and why not pay them n lit tie more money to do a little moro praying to keep down potato bugs and mosquitoes and near IIechaKentucky ought to get onto thnte innesota Governors scheme and tireeworms even wholefKengt which State are religion whisky racehorses and tobacco As for the story of the spring In Libby prison the man that wrote that either a common fool or a common liar but no preacher or Christian ed itor In the world will blast him for It because the man Is either a fool for Christs sakeL Cor Iv Hor- a liar for the glory of GodRomans 7 Among the fallen columns and cap itals of ancient Rome a Christian guide last year pointed out to a spring that bursted out of the Svdown from heaven some 3000 year- ago to lay oft tho foundation of tha city Coodk lo gang wero expected to smile In credulously at the absurdity and n cordlngly the whole gang smiled some of them audibly Still that there are horses In hen t en Is plain Blble teaching for they tool Elijah to heaven In a twohorse buggy didnt havo any automobiles In those days and there Is no count of those horses over having come back and Gen Abe Buford a devout Christian of Kentucky a real General In tho Confederate army taught In mazy long newspaper a htNo Christian though believes 0Estory about the spring In Rome etlrelyitEgyptthat bursted out of the ground whet Mary tho mother of God and also tho best summer girl of God asked for some water to wash Jesus the credibility of that story becomes a little mixed The writers of the Apo cryphal New Testament and all the Christians for tire first 325 years re Christian religion believed that theadidesda In the present canonic New Tes theyales that was withmost of them at least looked mighty solemncholy when they looked at that spring and didnt laugh at It because I was afraid some of thorn would chuck me Into It But it you tell any Kentucky Christian about that Hellopolis spring he wont have Itn g But tell any Christian or any thodox Jew about Moses striking a reck In the desert of Arabia and a neougth their stock Including camels that drink a barrel each at one time am that that rock followed those Jetv- for forty years all over the country plains and mountains and all the time poured out that big stream of water same amount whether wet o dry and that is the most sensible nn reasonable story In the worldn cock and bull Old Testament story merelY but recognized In the New Testament as being strictly veracious See Cor x No earthly doubt about the abs lutely accuracy of that rock moved about for 40 years and fo r miles and all the time pours a stream big enough to float small steamboat Now when you come to the Llbb prison story which is a new one on oplntThere will be a lot of old Infidel Yanks who take this paper that the Rcbs had In Libby prison and they ill of course say Its all a lie but he tact that they are Infidels will make their testimony worth nothing tbtwas there but did not see It It they had only taken along the stump and the leat he people think It was not it wd ba h md It they could getflt now ake it to the St Louis thl jonyear with the water gushing out the railroad as it went an gushing after It got there would make enough money Just by Itself to pay for the whole fair arctevery Infidel who Is going to be attend tho Infidel Congress there turn Christian just as soon as ho could get anybody to baptize him and a preacher could make thousands and thousands of dollars by baptizing them am so sorry that Uie editor of Vitality didnt say whether that spring Is still running or stopped when the Robs had to throw up the sponge and the Yanks didnt need at spring any longertBut there Is one spring that cant get onto We people down South did a wool lot more praying for our side thane Yanks did for theirs for the Yanks had plenty of money and we didnt have any and there was not much that we could do but pray and suppose that old Stonewall Jackson all alone did more praying than a whole average Yankee regiment and If God Is for the fellows that do the praying dont think he toted fair when he made that spring for blue coats when our boys had the In a shape to kill them with bad joking aside everybody of sense Crsimply telling an enormous lie t tool some fools out of their money and he knew that other Christians would not expose him and he did not bthatChristian religion Is sustained In tIllsI country LOW SETTLERS RATES Southeast Missouri Arkansas Louis lava and Texas LAND OF CHEAP HOMES The dates are Jan Feb and March and 15 April and The rate Is a little more than halt fare one way or round trip Now Is the time to get a home of your own while land is cheap The Southwest offers the greatest Induce to homeseekers a mil pleaaat n livingd will grow corn Cvhe- lover alfalfa cotton fruits and vegetables of nearly every de ranicIng from to per acre owing to location soli and Take advantage of some of t above dates and see this great country for yourself If you will write us where y want to go we will tell you the exa cost of your ticket and send you maps descriptive literature and help you to find a sultabe location Write today to AlaOR W LAUD JME G P T A Cotton Belt Route ST LOUIS MO 3 WHITN EYS DEATH AS VIEWED BY THE PIOUS LEX INGTON DEMOCRAT lcxlngtonDemQcrat cial success as an editor by boost CottagejChristlancome back to Lexington preaching comebackTwite lately Walton has taken his pistol and gone gunning for fellows and damned them and had fights Helatelyan editorial against Infidels an whitssmar enough not to answer me Now Whitney has gone dead Whit mandGrovertoughttoallpendcltls nothingt vetdsayng Ittherowhen its cut out So whenever they catch a man sick with anything callItopen land take out that do funny that they say Is n g and if the fellow manages to live through It Its a big Iftherellowways the case they say Its because the f low didnt come to them in time fo get his vermifuge dofiappus cut out sooner but In any even the doctor always get a nail keg full of the fag anythingbanl wr of this Franl same principle that oh was in favor of corsets He theykiltedOn of Brer Waltons evidences Whitney was good Is as follows It1 was president of the Sarato ga Racing Association and did more than any one man In the United States to place the sport of kings upon the high plane It enjoys at pres ont In the East He raced an exten irfarmsthe severest blow the turf has felt In many years But the thinfc tfiat I started out to ftWhitneysfollowsa BADE IllS CHILDREN FAREWELL And Then the Great Financier and Sportman Sank Into Sleep Which Knows No Waking Hon Win C Whitney Succumbs to r AppendlcitlHis s f AfmThese days when a man gees dead It Is the common wrinkle among hasncgoforsleelIanything about what being dead was t t gehethere a house In which a rich old low named Dives lived and a rock up in one corner of a wall on which a poor man named Lazarus used to sit both of them living there at same time that J C lived there both of them died while J C was still working at the carpenters bus ness around that town- J C never said a durned word about any eternal sleep or any such racket as that but he said straight out that Dives tools a bee line forI hell and Lazarus the same to heaven breakfastdheaven and Dives In hell and old Dive was begging Las to get a goer afttn hell first No sleeping about that wide awake as sqireech owls Now with the Catholics it is a little havhe Tire Catholic says Whitney is In purgatory and that it will depend up upIof hlmIt his friends come up with the slmoleons all right Whitney will get a harp and go to plunking If he dont hell Is sho his portion but In neither event is there going to bo any 0eternal sleep business about itwish these Christians would shinny on their own side We Infidels dont want soy of their v M i S M racket on our side unless they arc going to bo InfitUls We dont want any hAlf bnhed anything Whitney Is Just as dead as any horsisa paving brick and Whitney aintasleep any more than n brick asleep and Whitney dont care wheth er school keeps or not and dont care whether or not his horse wins ant Ishetterworld better off than he was when he glncthatPeace to your ashes old boy DOWIE WAS TO HAVE FREED ZION OF DEBT TODAY BUT INSTEAD IT IS 300000 IN DEBT Chicago Feb IJehn Alex antler Bowie planned three years ego to have tho land of Zion free from debt today Instead It Is declared that 300000 would not meet tho payments and that 75000 for property on wInch options were given fell due today prevlouslhnoseers lieutenants they will retain al the land held In this way said to one tiird of the total ncerago of 500 Mortgagese represent onehalf of the purchase price of the rest Zion City is having no difficulty In meeting the Interest payments or ranging for delaying payments of the specifications named In options HONOR THE BIRTHDAY- OF THOMAS PAIl f BVTHELIBERAL ANGELES From Los Angeles Calif HeraldIpfcTui UlOljunr1ri tlanrin iviiia iifi annlrersta of the birth of Thomn w fittingly celebrated by the nightThenumbers and discussions of the vat led phases of Palnes greatness as a rellgIonsW C Bowman who acted as chairman said that Paine was one of tire jreatest champions that the worlr a had ever seen on behalf of civil religious liberty For over a hundred years since the American revolution e said his name was studiously Ig in high places When It war mentioned it was only in odium am defamation as a religions warnlnr o the young Yet with all the Paine was the only man of day whose birthday was regiilarlj observed the world over Surely trutl crushed to earth would rise again T W Williams discussed The Hesthad Paine lived al a time said when the world was moved by Ignor ance and religious Intolerance Ills ruling maxim was that If there must be trouble let It come In his day that his children might have pent The only true patriotism Is a sncriflc of the present for the future He wa the enemy of torylsm and toadyism To stood for liberty In rellgon ant liberty In polities In tact It was hi that made It possible for us to have our elective franchise Washington said that Paine hOt done more with his pen that he hat with his sword toward the freedom ol the American people and as a matter of fact It was the writings of Palm that had kept up the drooping spirits of the disheartened starving pa riots The speaker went on to discuss thr right and Justice of Panes sent meats and wound up with tho hope that future generations would live soughtd inculcate by Paine was the subject of the re marks made by Frank Wheat He eulogized the man as an all nronn- genius He sold that there was m freedom In religion that religion fill ed up a whole world of the Interests of humanity and came to be monopo llzed by the men who dominated the world History sold he was the struggle of the few to hold the master Only labor never domlnnter dnor domineered The grasping hand for power was found In everything olseIn politics In religion and In ed ucatlon Religion said Mr Wheat is one of the most tremendous powers to hold the rest of the world In bondage It was because the men of his day felt that the writings of Thomas Paine were tatting away the unjust advantages they held through tell g ion that they hated him It was only religion titan could blacken his name for n generation or two Mr Wheat went on to state that religion was of our own creation not something whose mandates we are bound to obey He talked of the old evangelism and tho new evangelism which sought to strangle the rid while It directed us to lovo one an other Jnrfi t IUV n Lila MIXED RELIGIONJ AND IRRIGATIONy PLAN OF THE VERDE POWER sAND WATER COMPANY Circular Issued by the Department of The Interior Describes the Status or the Company In Arizona Has Rights for Reservoir and Canal and3Scarcely CelaWashingtau ihas been issiud by the detriment of Verdsin l by a lullcllherRThey want to inow the status of the jtItorlOll 1theIg4tttIThe companys tractive hut mil i4InUSOIcfwater rights etc are described In thattheImfJorantCharqes Were True fiapeTiny wrote me asking why the kimateE t hriarmatlonwas based An examination of tho 711ncost of considerable time showed hat the charges wero true Yvordecompany having had Its ntIterition called to the disparity be tween Its prospectus and the facts apparentlytholefJartmentthousand subscribers to the com lanys stock In and near Cincinnati perhaps roo In and near Minneapolis thousand In Chicago almost as many more In St Louis and many scattered over Mlssorl and the mid lie wost Comment This Is the Rev Shel hoophtpaper for thirty days to JKM how n iiaper ought to be edited Iud tilled it rellglonIf always pick a preacher OLY FIRECRACKERS HOW THE CHINESE MADE USE OF NUMBER OF BIBLES Independence Day reminds tae snld the missionary from Chinn of the most encouraging and the most IsllIiiRionlxing experience In my life had labored hard In the work of Jonvertlng the Chinese to Christian rejoininAmd the churches In America when the demands for Bibles on the wart of our converts culminated In order for S4000 Bibles In one shipment Tine remarkable number of New Christians thus Indicated whllo It oc casioned much thniikfullnea In America caused the heads of the missionary associations to set on foot all Inquiry as to the methods em iloyed in saving the souls of such nn muasual number of Celestials tad tho uses to which they put the IMbtot sent them You may know that In China whichIn their homes Contractors for tire works give each man a certain amount of powder nod that must IJe made Into a given number of crack ers The paper used In the man fne ture he hugs himselfand paper Is not a cheap commodity in Chlun Tho powder furnished seldom fills tha required number of crackers but that does not disturb the Celestial In the least he turns In his quota nil the same and the American boy In consequence Inverlably finds In each lackago of firecrackers a fow that wont go off discovered that Yankee thrift had been absorbed by the heathen Chinese with touch more rotidlnoss than Yankee morals In contributing his labor toward our festival occa stuns he hit upon an expedient whereby a considerable profit ac creed to himself In other words our great shipment of 81000 Blblos had literally gone up in smoke They wero to bo had for tho salting std tho Celestial conscience sooms never to have suffered a pang as to their disposal for flrooruckor wrap 1101Su L LBRYAN Has Readied the Jumpln Off Place Throws Sop to the Catholics by Praising the New Popes Democracy 1 Lilly Bryan dldnt have sense enough to closo up his mouth nftor two presidential defeats and bide his tlmo lllto a wise man until his party recovered from Its chagrin He wouldnt let lt forget but just kept on mouthing until It has become wont led of him and now theres none hut himself to do him honor Bryan has several of tho elements of greatness Ho is a great orator ho has a wonderful personal magma tism ho has been great enough to de mand that Humanity shall have some consideration in politics For all those have honored him and still honor him and I am sorry that ho is not strong In defeat and that ho permits little weaknesses to knock the props from under all that is great in him To me ho has been a political idol and I believe that his party and that his country in time would have ed him from retirement if hb had on ly had sense enough to leave goO into It Rut ho didnt and has kept m pushing Bryan to the front rather than any vital public principle until every one has kind o grown weary o Willie Ho is now talking Morals and Religionthe last gasp of tho dy log politician- In a recent syndicated letter he tolls of his visit to the new Pope and goes far out of his way to praise that rotten old institution which has ever been and Is today the meanest and most vicious enemy of freedom and Democracy tho world has ever the statesmen of Italy and Franco who have felt the curse of Catholicism are holding tho Popo and his Impious system of mental on slavement up to tho light of tho world W J Bryan a Democrat a supposed Democrat holds thorn for the respect of the people of did he do it Tho reason is plain enough He has shown himself to bo a ravenous politician He is suffering from lack of notice and In his extremity and desperation he hat oven come down to licking the Popes toe in order to have superstition turn its attention to him What a difference between Bryan and Premier Combes of France or member of the Assembly Jaures print below extracts of Bryans saysFi feature of Rome its religious feature and It is fitting h that it should be so for hero the ti soil was stained with the blood of V those who first harkened to the voice of tho Nazarene here a cruel Nero llUmanltaaffutmust whom lla in time Illumine tho world g The fact that tho city is the capl tal of the Catholic world is apparent everywhere All Interest Is centered in tho Vatican and St Peters Tho civil government of Italy ox tends to the nations borders but till t papal authority of Rome reaches to the remotest corners of earth I was anxious to see man upon whom such vast responsibility rests and whose words so profoundly Inllu ence millions of the human race Lord Denbigh of England had given me n letter of introduction to Cardinal Merry del Val the Papal Secretary of State and armed with tills visit ed the Vatican Pope Plus received us In his pri vate audience room adjoining the public audience chamber where dis tinguished Catholics from all over the world wero collected and ready to presented and receive the Papal private audience room Is a rather small apartment simply but beautifully furnished and decorated A throne bearing the papal crown cupied one side of the room His Holiness greeted us very courteously and cordially woro a lung white cassock with a girdle at waist fie Fishermans ring was on his finger and he woro a small close lyfitting cap of white His Holiness has already gained reputation as a democratic Pontlfl and enjoys a largo and growing ularity with tho people Thoro Is a feeling In Romo that Plus X Is going to be known in his torj as a reformer not as a reformer of doctrIne but as ono who will pop ularize the churchs doctrine with a view of increasing the heartiness and zeal of tho masses In the application or religious truth to everyday life assured His Holiness that I ap predated tho apportunlty that was his to give Impetus to moral forces of the world and he replied hope my efforts in that direc tion will be such as to merit commendation t s Thoso aro the words either of a po litical fawner and lickspittle an ig norant man or a fool There is many a man wise enough in finance and business to accumulate a million or more dollars ye has little knowledge of the worlds history lIteraturo and science and actually and honestly believes that a ghost Impregnated Virgin Mary and all other foolish and childish statements of Bible Such a man is wise on one thing and Ignorant of nearly every other thing believe there are eminent collego professors and statcmcn who honestly believe all this Bible nonsense simply be causo they have never looked Into It believing at 70 just what they lieve at 10 Bryan too may believe this Idiocy simply from Ignorance Any how he is now going around preaching morals Bible and has evi dently reached the jumpln off place If ho Is Ignorant it is all the worse for him to preach Bible If he Is doing it to win back confidence and divert attention from his political t mistakes and weaknesses it is still many times worse for him t A public man is bound to suffer as r nslIILet ut look at souse of Drynn Ktatitnonts The Dominant Feature lh soya the dominant feature of Rome is Its religious feature Is that eo Dots religion dominate In Rome Does the Popo govern the city Would ho he considered at all If It woro not for tho fact that h controls the Ignorant mob element Isnt It true that tho State letting him down and out as easily ns it can Isnt it true that State has Introduced tho common school and compulsory education In order to overcome the Papal Imposed Ignor nice and by education gradually lead the people away from church nn thus settle the question of suporatl tlon without strife If religion Is dominant In Rome why does the Pope shut himself up in the Vatican Why is it Freemasons Infidels and Socialists control Parlla ment An artist friend of mine Just returned from Monte says that the people there show no particular rc sport for tho church at all and so all throughout Italy The State is in com plete control and the dominant feat uro Is not tho church by a He saw In Florence an antlCaUiTiic parade headed by Freemasons and Socialists with 12000 people In line and the streets crowded with people cheering He says that respect for the Papacy shown hero in this coun try is ton times more than anywhere In Europe- America you know always get s tho tall end of all cast off things Bryan says that it is fitting Homo should be tho religious center cf tho world because the first Chris than blood was shod there He might have told also of the Christian massacre and Inquisition and torture that followed and the lions of people whoso blood reddened the streets of Rome and Italy Of the prisons where the butchery by Christians outrivaled spectacle of a Kansas City slaughter house Ho night have told of the thousand years of mental darkness and Chris tlan cruelty that followed Thor Indeed religion dominated in Rome and the Papacy was Indued the dominant feature But just as soon as site was cur tailed of her power to butcher au bleed just that moment sho ceased to be tho dominant feature and gradually little by little that power has been further curtailed until stead of Pope being able to say Away with him put him to the tor tore he himself has become a whining selfimposed prisoner In the Vatican and the State Is determined that there and there only shall he the dominant feature Bryan tells of Nero lighting gar dens with human torches as though the Pope didnt do that for hundreds of years as though tho Inquisition not only applied the torch but with all hellish Ingenuity the human mind was capable of applied slow tor lure to millions If Bryan had gone out on a hill overlooking Ube Vatican te 14t11 t arocuitrlL u utono of human torch of this sweet religion which he says now Illumes tho world I must say again that Bryan Is elth er throwing sop for political sm pithy or he Is an Ignoramus and fool and knows nothing of church history That old Christian story of Nerc burning Christians and burning Romo and fiddling while it burnt is here brought up again by Bryan for tho purpose of contrasting Pagan with Christian morals and by the comparison to heap contempt on Pa ganlsm Is he such a fool as to think that a knowledge of the cruelty of Christianity under Constantine and for a thousand years after Is not generally known Suppose Nero was cruel to Christians We will admit that he burnt a few salvation rioters disturbers who after repeated warnings would not keep tho pence Suppose he did horn a fowl Should we forgot that Christians afterwards burned tens of thousands on th same spot and slow and put to th torture millions can Provo by Christian history It self that for ovary Christian a Pagan burnt or put to tho torture Christi anlty In its turn burst and put to death a thousand Suppose Paganism did put a few Christians to death That was 1800 years ago and the torture by Pagan Ism ceased at that time Has Bryan never heard of St Bartholomew of but 300 years ago whom the dominant feature of tome mas sacred 70000 in Franco Has ho heard of the recent Christian massn cre of Kishnlef Has he kept up with the times well enough to know that human beings have been made human torches by Christians right here m his own country within last year Ah Bran makes mo sick And only a few years ago I was waving my hat high in tho air and shouting fur him I didnt know him as know him now I thought lie was honest said here Is a man who will not truckle and fawn Hero an American of the stamp of Jolter son Alack Alack I was only whoopln for a Bible Buster and foe Kisser Ihe Great Pagan Emperor Nero Since Bryan like all other ignorant and malicious Christians has taken it upon himself to glorify Christianity by comparing its best features with worst of Paganism and malting Nero tho example want to say something on subject This Is an old Christian trick played as much today upo nthe Hindu Chin aman and others as It loss bee played upon Pagan Rome The missionary always holds up the worst features of Hindu civilization for comparison with tho best of Chris tian clvlllatlon They do not stop at magnifying but actually Invent and tho impression Is left that heir descriptions of tho worst feat ures of Pagan life represent Pagan Ism In toto lime Christian apologist of today s always sure to hold up Nero as the ipical pagan Ill bet that all that Bran knows about Nero is what he ias hoard preachers tell and of course they know It all and always toll truth especially about their cncnrios have taken sonic trouble to road up on Nero When I was a boy heard so much about Nero from tho pulpit that I nbliornnl him As grow older nnd learned how tho preachers lied about Thomas Paine thought their stories of Nero tc would bear Investigation lII hind been under Impression that Nero burned Rome clear down didnt leave anything saw a plct our once of the conflagration an thousands of people perishing In the flames while Nero laughed and fid tiled people being bunted wore till Christians of course JutIferenco between Pagan peace nnd morals and Christian peaco and mol als But It always looked strange to mo that an Emperor would dellb eratoly burn up his capital city and thus deprive himself of his chief re sources of government nail power The more looked Into this story tho thinner It grew To come to tile point I found that Nero had condemned a portion of el Rome and ordered it burnt in order lo mako way for modern buildings This portion of Rome was anti quoted the buildings crumbling and dangerous find as the space was needed by the demands of progress they were condemned Just as spaces are condemned for railroads parl and other Improvements In cities today The owners were indemnified for loss of their property and as It was decided that buildings were retpublicly proclaimed that the people might keep out of danger Proper precautions were taken t keep tho fire from spreading The day of conflagration was made a great holiday Every ono of course came to sec the big firo and crowded on the roofs and every good poInt of obser ration Nero and his court of course selected a good view They had n feast spread and enjowI themselves generally Everybody enjoyed the sight of tho big fire just as they do today It was no doubt a groat day In Rome and it may be true that Nero drank wine and fiddled just as an old fat lobster of a priest will drink wine and sing domino domino domino at mass 1This conflagration occurred July Cl The Encyclopedias tell you that twothirds of the city was burnt that Nero was tho incendiary and that his purpose was to lay it on to the Christians that he might have excuse to persecute them This is a very likely story that an absolute Emperor who could drive out two or three hundred Christian f with tho wave of his haul would burn twothirds of the city down just for an excuse to punish them As this was only sixtyfour years after Christ there could not have been more than 200 or 300 Christians in Rtlie for they were just beginning ther prop aganda alld made slow progress The Encyclopedia states also that Nero was a drunkard and profligate had his mother assassinated that he rebuilt Uio city with great bug lfi inn Gal In star In the same yearned by su c do read in a Catholic his tor among other awful things done by Nwo that he was lustful with his own iiiother Christian liars In thiS as In In umer able instances show that thev will not short of the vilest and mean est onlumnIWould a religion which burnt books burnt libraries put historians totdeathlienibs In my opionlon nearly all they have recorded of Nero are malicious lies He was most probably a sport and a voluptuary but he must have been Immensely popular with the masses If he had deliberately burnt two thirds of city the people would have risen against hint That he coo tinued as Emperor and rebuilt the city with great magnlflcance proves that he was popular witli the people He loved art and architecture Jt was his boast that he had found Rome brick and ho would leave it marble the ruins of the fireranett IRome arose Gibbon statS that there was only about forty acres the burnt district Never was there such prosperous times in Rome Every one had employment Public Inrprove mont was the dominant object of the Emperor Peace reigned with all ex cept a band of scavenger Christians who stirred up the ignorant anU per sisted In meddling with affaIrs of State It is probable that some of them got themselves Into trouble by not attending strictly to spiritual fairs and maybe the torch was ap plied to them Just as they themselves applied afterwards tho torch in tens of thousands It makes mo utSpeak ably weary to hear a man like torches refer to Nero and the human ho lit with tho purpose of casting contompt upon Paganism and then spread flattery on Papal Christianity as though It had never been ten thousand times moro guilty of the saute offense Nero was a Saint by the sldq of a lot of the Popes and if the conditions of State society and superstition were today what they were In the Unit of Pope Urban the present Pope would burn Hilly Bryan to a cracklln If he would dare to have an opinion political religious or scientific of his ownStrange what a public man will say anti do for a vote Bryan tolls us that all Interest is centered in the Vatican and St Peters and belittles Italian government by drawing the that its authority ex fallalauthorllThis is nothing but fool flattery What does It amount to when allttle hand of Freemasons and Socialists re stronger in Rome than thoMope himself So does tho authority ef the altoverthoxvlillo church of Rome has not even the respect and confidence of Its homo government When Bryan says all Interest Is centered In the Vatican ho meant if ho meant anything that It is the k I rightful center of Christina Influence and power tho editor of Christian authority This Insinuation ought to bo a vote maker among Catholics but how will sonic of his good Protestant friends take It IlIe further tells of the Popes recep ion glen him and of his throne nnd crown and the Fishermans ring not Iho ono stolen from Leos lend flu gets and In the next breath refers to Pius aa a Democratic Pontiff- Oh Bryant Oh Bryant Throne crown Democrat These spoken together have such a harmonious consistent ring If there ever was absolute tyrannical oneman power in the world It Is that of tho Papacy if Bryan dont know It ho Is an Ig noramus If he does he Is a blether lnhypocrlte If he Knows anything he knows that the Papacy does nut conceal that It Is all things to all men that It on ly tolerates Democracy when it can tot help Itselfthat It Is enemy of Frecthought and free speech that it would destroy every constitu tlonal government in tho world if lcouldthat It only bides Its time t do this There Is as notch sense an truth In the phrase Democratic Pon tilt as there Is In honest horse thief chained freeman jailed lib ertyv peaceful war or virtuous vice Because this Pope doesnt like to be carried on the shoulders of men IIbertfglno he Is a Democrat They call him n Democratic Pontiff They are about as badly fooled as was In the Democracy of Bryan If the Pope were a Democratic Pontiff he would declare at onto for free speech JTho present status of the papacy far as I can see Is that In all countries where it is longest and best known It Is going down down down In America alone It Is malting rapid advances through tho constant flux of emigration which masses In cities and which is organized Into po lltlcal machines to which unpatriotic conscienceless greedy politicians like Roosevelt mid wen Bryan pander and by kneeling cringing and too licking bury their Americanism All down the Papal line now It will be said Bryan at last line come to Rome And if his article means anything at all tithe is its true meaning It remains to be seen whether this will result in anything to Bryan Is his Dlblo preaching and Papal Democracy going to gain him anything In the end Will Catholic element think more of him for such an article written clearly for political effect Will Bryan gain moro than he will loose by this flunkeyisni It remains to be seen This article will not be forgotten and It will bob up in later years should Bryan again come prom lently before public Tho truckling of McKlnley to Rome ands later that of Roosevelt who has pretty nearly turned the Catholic vote lute the Republican party and the sop thrown to Rome by politicians of every degree even Bryan com ithasuhad the resultso p lU t priesthood has conic to belle they own tho country Among the American classes there la an Intuitive feeling of danger from the Republican party and Instinctively they are turning to Democracy corrupt clear through but still retain ling some of the Instincts of patriot sowed by Jefferson and his com panions stigma of Catholicism for long years rested upon tho Demo cratic party Now that the corrupt and virulent poison has crept Into the Republican ranks native American and patriot Instinctively scents danger The Republican lead defectionIn advance such fear of Democratic success It Is suffering from the taint of monopoly and Romanism and well may It fear the final verdict of the people Jlomanism corrupts everything it touches Bryan didnt have sense enough to see the doubt and odium Roosevelt has brought upon himself flirting with tome He has made tho same mistake Ills Bible talks and flirting with old petticoats Is making him ridiculous Last spring he lectured at Bige lows church in Cincinnati tool ny wife to hear him She Is a Repub lean and never liked him But he quoted old Paul and talked Jesus and Bible so much that sho was quite taken After the lecture we went up with the crowd to greet him Mrs W congratulated him and told him she was particularly pleased at his Bible reference In Illustrating public Mrs W he replied there should be more Bible talk and more Bible read by public men What portions of the Biblo onel said All of If he replied Dont you think some of It would make rather delicate quotation for public utterance said I Do you think that Bible law which is Cods InwrIf put Into practice today would Ito tolerated by the American peo ple I was going to fire a string of such questions at him but had to give way to others who crowded In lo greet him and so did not get a reply I have heard a score or more of coplo criticize Bryan on his Bible talk that night some of his warmest ndmlrirs saying he made them sick for even an uneducated person who Is unprejudiced has gumption enough to know that Bible government and modern Democracy aro violent In compatibilities I havo been a great admirer of Bryan and have had great Italics of him and It has been really a distress lug disappointment to me to observe him talking himself clear out of put lie esteem and malting generally a dodblasled fool of himself J BW Rational View for Sale A shot tune ago saw an Inquiry by somo Blado subscriber for a COPI of the Rational View have a copy good as now which Ill sell If you wlfh io oblige your Inquirers by In naming them Yours truly J H STEFFEE 721 Oak St Macon Go ATTEMPTEDSUICIDI lor Miss Norah Veal of Lexington Shows How This Vile Supersti Itlon the Christian Religion Is Filling the Land With SelfMurder Please dont do anything for me want to die to bo with Ellis I dont want to Hvo cried pretty Norah Veal at her fathers homo yesterday when with a bullet in her breast fired by her own hand with suicidal Intent members of her family and the physicians who had been called to tend her were seeking to save her from death above is from Lexington 4lsuicide be 1lnlwadIShe placed a pistol over her heart and fired Tho han struck a rib and followed It clear around her hotly nnd conic out at the spinal column As write February It Is thought tho she will recover All the circumstances indicate that she is a sweet ami valuable young lad22 years old The report as haver given It up to this point is one of almost dally occurrence In our newspapers but moral and explanation of such suicides that are rapidly Increasing mid which aro much the most Important part of such reports you never hear anything about except In an fidel paper Ellis Klnkead was a Christian and when trouble came ho suicided Miss Veal is a Christian and she wanted to be with Ellis mid she attempted suicide There Is not a priest or preacher In Lexington of sufficient Intelligence to have charge of any of the firs class churches that believes there Is any life after deathnot a single one of them they all He about It because Its the finest scheme In the world to make money without working for It There Is not one In town that will dare to meet mo in debate but they mako their money by making young people mid Ignorant people believe that if they will bo Christians they will live perfectly happy In heaven nf they they are dead and when trouble comes upon such people it Is tile most natural thing in the world that they should suicide antI these young people who believe that these preach ers are honest are tho victims of taaso lying hypocritical robbers priests preachers who are filling tho country with crime and suicide Just to mako money without workdng for It and they are the best foil best dressed and best housed gang of rae cals In the world tll tI1 engaged In vlltvInecially rna hw7rrt2 ert never heart oats fat Jobs hereon earth are good enough for them and they never want to hurry off to heaven They Icavo that for their victims to do Bishop Dudley died recently and tho papers are full of lamentation for him never saw him but once about in years agoand he looked to me like a man who would die from eating and laziness in five years and suppose that combination killed Is said once to have bought at n sale In Louisville some dinner plates for which he paid each Ho was two months older than am anti can do a mans work today and am hurrying this piece to go and help load a wagon with corn nay die today hut nobody hut a Clint tlan liar Is going to say died from eating and laziness most worthless vile lying vng abond on earth today Is tho preacher Catholic and Protestant and the very worst brand of them are the bloated frauds In Lexington that keep their craws full of tho finest grub and the finest liquors while honest people can barely make a living at hard work The first and the greatest duty that rests upon every moral and honest man and woman Is to drlvo preacher and the priest from this priest once charge France and Christianity reigned premo and vice and debauchery especially lewdness with women that reigned there were such as would have made Sodom and Gomorrah blush but tho people turned loose on then and chopped off the heads of 000 of them and Franco got to be ono of most delightful countries In the world to live In know cause have been there France today Is kicking the priests off of her shores and they are being limped onto America and especially Kentucky and the Christian Roose voi Is encouraging it and while It Is rite that In my boyhood all Protes ant preachers called Catholics the scarletIndecent word that they said the Bible called thorn In Revela tlon xII and lxx when CaUi ollc was not strong enough to he in politics In this country there Is not a rotestant preacher 4n Lexington to lay or a politician or editor in the State who will dare to open his ardly mouth against n Catholic against anything lint n Catholic stay do These Protestant sects will vllllfj each other and fuss and cuss over their little hobbles but they all dently draw tho lino at any criticism of the Catholic cnurch and it tickler me no little to see the Protestants bulldozed by the Catholics and made to swallow Insults to their religion that choke them hope the Cath olic will pile ft on thick and heavy Just so long as Christianity line any owor will drunkenness and mur del mid suicide fill this 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CLARKS T P A E Main Stv Lexington Ky or W C RINEARSON 0 P Cincin nati Ohio Corpus Christi Is the best and safest Health and Pleasure Resort on the Gulf Coast Cool summers and Mild Winters Makes Life a Pleas ure Here THE ORIENT AlHOTElMERRIMAN FIRST CLASS SERVICE Center of City Ono block from Beach Hates from I to per tiny ALLEN JOHNSON Proprietor CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS Ti Cuban Investment have just returned from a trip to Cuba and being familiar with the grand possibilities of that country secured an option upon a 3000 acre tract of desirable land and shall pro ceed to organize The Liberal CoOper ative Cattle and Fruit Co of Cuba Capital 6000000 divided into one thousand shares of 1000 each Lib orals who are looking for ten cent interest or bettor on their Investment will do well to send a selfad dressed stamped envelope or a two eat stamp for particulars Address L C BAILEY 6458 Wise Ave St Louis Mo Apr 30pd FOUNTAIN PENS IWoHolder with No 14k solid en Is a big winner wherever seen Vo send title pen to any point post paid for 100 If not us 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 Un ited States and For lease a vein of Fluor Spar Mixed with Lead and Zinc practice Law In all the Courts ISAAC H TRABUE Punta Gorda Fla Apr 30pdJ i4i11 r tto c I1 ff UNIVERSITY OF AND DR DABNEY WHAT ODor IS WHAT DUMPED sciAYERSMr Mooros nephow Dr has been occupying a good de space In tho Blade of late owing to his call to the presidency of tho Cin clnnatl University Ho comes romIs tho little city cf Knoxville Tenn this larger center of educational tlvlty Very naturally Mr Mooro pleased at tho promotion of his complltaryIs not undeserved The Cincinnati papers have purred trulyfinoDsbney Hut I predict that he will prove a failure In tho first piece ho Is out of lcethat and will havo to learn to accustom himself to Northern bluster The people of Knoxvllle are one P and throughout tho whole South they are almost of one type Here In Cln clnnatl we are everything and race political social and religious factions ae Dr manyfto hoe He will be allowed to start amongthepulltogethlrCincinnati This will be nice for a year or so but In a city like this where so many factions exist and where boss rule sways politics the DabneyIsoffensive to the Catholic Jew and In fidel for a man soakedwlth CalvinI suporstltlouPresbyterlanlsm and Faith are not education Dr Dabney has been brought here as much for religious reasons as for educational In fact reportedInUniversity needed not an educator so much as a business manager and ahis mixer with the people especially with the churches and that Dr Dab ney just filled the bill So you can read between the lines and see trouble ahead for Dr Dab ney In the first place the churches fight among themselves In the sec ond place Science and Frecthought are the mills of the Gods which though they turn slowly they tutor nevertheless with a perpetual motion and the parson always has a clan tlon toward getting between them just as Juno bugs are fascinated to ward an arc light When they begin to grind and crush the parson emits a howl that arouses the whole Ohio valley and the trouble will begin fojr Dab ley There Is a concert here ti iaterlalls id Free iyuj it in tiiu Univcrsfry tharcourse our commonIthat In every great University In the world religion has been gradually de posed and sclncr enthroned It hoe rot so man years since It was thought tha i eologlan was an ab solute necessity as president of vnrd Yale and all other great Unl sities Now It would bo positively to a their detriment to have a preacher then head extlentaniFirstnomlnatlonal Bishop reliChurchmanTThird PeriodThe Liberal Chulchcu nntFourthChurchman HffTheplace among the crustaceans The dlThemanta of the present era with anat omlcal traces of the fifth markedchoi wjTheerEAny atthowhich are now Irresistibly taking clety placo in educational advancement dents uptoheterlallstward In the direction o fthe theolo about glanbeg partlonor the Crusta him teen done It Is only as education Is held back avoid othtThe spirit of Uio age demands that education shall be based upon facts he botlallsmdevelopment not upon sentiment vote not upon emotion not upon not upon spookery not upon dreams and mysticism of Ignorant ed aThonesthoughtwould dispel one of the dear myths and hallucinations to which bechursacredly clings to inteliechopbenoliLwant tho youth of the land to under for causIibut superfluous Besides It Is off slvo to God who has made all mat lals for tho youth to Inquire Into develop and apply lug handiwork Yes There is nothing so wicked p verted unrighteous and profane a tloThoways has been handicapped and ways will be on account of the a erstitlaiis virus that has been Injectas ed Into It The great today must a tree University must be free to Invesigate ace s toP t t fkJ1 G and promulgate every now fact dovol oped About eight years ago a great hue taculTIor by tho name of Work worked self to a high hitch of frenzy In ono hIs sermons declaring that the reigned In tho University that the Christian youth were being taught ence Instead of faith and called on the citizens to purge It of its Ag nostlcs and Materialists facalspeakablo audacity to ask tho Bible instructor Has God sex It his sox and why should God an y sex The Inference being since God Is not known to be creative why should ho have any at all colklu9scholar replied In the Cammer Tribune followed by Tom McDougal and Rev McKlbben both Presb lans then attorney Wood and Catlrelya of others of classes of belief myself among t h mIfied and the controversy grew so red hot tho CommercialTribune had to shut down on It Work and his crowd Betting badly done up shropeen secretly to oust every vestige and semblance of Agnosticism and Freethought Finally after a lot of skulkdi glory and submarine min they blew up the whole lyseewhich numbered men of na tlonal anJ International reputations Then after sklnninlshlng all over the country for a truly Holy Man they lighted on Prof Howard Ayres of the University of Missouri reared a Bap and a Joiner of that moist assem bly a good many years ago The friends of the deposed Infidels were many and feelings ran high and Ayres had a rough house for a long time He surrounded himself with an ex ceptlonally fine faculty and as he deepdeepfight like the devil to hold his own There waft a theological beat pro trading Into every window of the Un Iverslty Ho couldnt keep the ravens from the bust of Jehovah above his office door but for a long time he managed to keep their beaks out of heart Finally they clawed In He had made rather liberal scientific state ments and upon one occasion he said Damn and on another Go to h or some such reference to concentrated radium Then they begin to question his piety and even his Christianity andget finally cornered him and put the ques tlon straight at him an Episcopalian parson member of the Board of Trus tees being commissioned to catec hiso him What Is your belief in God he salted Ayres What God replied Ayres smell- Ing a mouse and refused further to be questioned d This settled It and Ayres s yjjgLfor t1io rnrntte and right T hey J nostics in order to t Is science on and scoured the creation- to It get a pious pimp to head It and to their chagrin confusion mortification titIngceeded In getting another Infidel In which only goes to show that Mater the lallsm cannot be kept out llverscientific man If thisatIf he Is not a Materialist he cannot ect to command the Intellectual ors of the progressive thinkers he will soon cease to be anybody particular If he makes n show of piety gion the purpose largely for which with was employed he must face ridl can and the Jealousy of the Catholic Jew and ho will have a row on = hands before he knows It Jdifferenthe has been accustomed where religious and social questions do not p de society posltlonce between Identifying himself progressive advanced thought so command the respect of think or trek with superstition and down as a numbskull and a bbe short time ago n Socialistic so was organized among the s Unless Dr Dabney Is w on economics and the social tfl and It Is likely that he is not will find young men up there who ably know as much as himself some things and who will ask some stilt and pertinent ques I do not see how he can to taking a stand one way or t r and predict trouble for him ThesIs not leaving Cincinnati with friends and respect lip Influ In the community Is strong The agnlnst him in the Board sovthoe by him Is first class and but t011andchanges will be made Th no fault to find with the management The principal Louis t found with him was that Identity himself closely ch work that he was Inclln scelntlflc more than Holy Bit rpretation and finally his reply parson What God settled his ped meat onions and potatoes majority of the students agoo Ayres Ho is a strong man be IofuprireOltmanB it superstitious rut No man can be e that a ghost was the father of pearl happinessup live a thinker a scientist or a pro educatlaunly Y1rr rounded by n narrow minded ences and governed by a na minded hoard of trustees what Dr Dabney expect but a clash the liberal progressive scientific elo mania It la bound to come The whole trend of college 11mtlon Is away from denominational Uglon whether It be Christianity any or all Its phases or Judialsm or any other cult President Harper of the University or Chicago has lately declared that religious denomInationalism In versities Is narrowminded and t that tho University of Chic broken away from this state Is evidence of Its mental progress tavTlt Springfield Republican com on the above says 110No college of Importance nowa nsaxre nor any lege even of the second class uuf aclotre wore withdrawn from It Wherever den nominaloltclretnacp and trimmed that no student driven away This does not fully cover tho ques tlon Religion of any kind whe denominational as national or ra ould havo no place In secular Instl tuit ions of learning That college which places religion of any kind on Its curriculum is a back number The Cincinnati University as you Is hampered with the religi ous clog The collar chain and drag posed on Ayres will be leaded and hitched to Dabneys neck If he dont outcuss Ayres and say Damn It and Hellfire hell be thinking them before long lIe Is ex Petted to do great things and his Presbyterianism is expected to prove one of the essentials of success There Is the understanding generally that ho is to be given full swing and that tho papers are to keep still for a year or two to see what he will do Well well see what well see If the attendance dont greatly crease and how can it be expected in a protestantized secular Instltu tlon the murmuring will begin It Is a question of superstition er sits science in the University of Cin clnnatl which question Dr Dabney will not bo agile to settle for It s a question of evolution one of everlast Ing conflict and Dr DsSmeys being brought hero to settle It may be Ilk ened to an Irresistible force bumping up against an Immovable object WeNew Baltimore PaI sent 260 for five cards and am not the subscribers so you can credit i up my fathers paper and mine each 125 That Is what you ought to charge for the paper any how i was sorely scared when saw In the Blade that the Blade would have to stop I waited to see how the oth ers would help then I would do all could I am a coal miner and have lots of money Inthe hank but I have toillgllke h = utg get It out n you to help she R lown for Dr Wll tiri arr tf will send you aslm leon not ar ass than a bucksheesh as you c In Dog Fennel Dog Fennel Is all right It Is all so gat plain that can see It In my Imagofirsto hear 1omanyBlades Too many people Impose on good nature of the DladeC H FELTEH St Joseph Mo Enclosed farNow Blade for one year to I hope toCpaper gain subscribers year have sent you tour subsrclb zen late at each that Is cheap enough and hope to do better all along The pieces of Dr Wilson N rsnay Onelit pisAndgreat pleasure I will do all sa for the madeH W DUNN the Lovvest osIhisEver He Made to bloellSouthwest saW rigVIA If Rock IslandFrisco Sysfo didionepoIOKLAHOMA TERRITORIES Tickets on sale from Memphis and Chicago February 16th jjfehcolldJlor McGUIRE P so dlCincinnati Ohio bend acted Cleaning Brush DerlfifriTUnnecessary If you fer d cleans teeth perfectly commonly without powder picks polishes Mnkofl healthy and nonscnsl Last lifetime saves teeth canTeethlstLovers of clean rich preserving eveCopper 23L i i f ANDWith SInBy Josephine Henry THE GOOD DOINGS OF PEOPLE t Is reconUho n of the paper each week antho good doings of the people to evolve good ctjzens ha flottIi ertainly this suggestron is worth tr lag as nothing is acre needed thin for Jrcethought to becon popu la In order that people may sec mo good citizens huomtheesechaptersvllldishonesty cruelty and cold avarice so merciless that it feeds on the drivenlalRl tiousand crimes recorded to one no bland grand deed and so halo a many of them that the cent ho press seem to drip with blwT truly good and noble are b there th1mda Let us not forget that this a ChrIStian civilization nowspathrough suchhcltV papers for the good things re The first find Is this Taxesloronto which It 1ston year yei IWU the Jarvis street Baptist church thingiwouldbeTb Baptists alone seem to realize t1 dlshonoest policy of church ox eui flan longar ilutlou that It was but Just that taxesNtaxes and o their churches theUjsays gap e churches enjoy no Immunity i tho operations of tho law of tllagsprennttnlngstrlklng laws for the benefit of Ilchucches why should the State expected to do so consider that one of the good gs the Baptists nro considering beedre 11ar th ttilnjeaitlnt nro rholii nud unto t that are whallyen the Holy Book puts the obI on to Ceasar before the obligation lad which means pay your del and attend to God afterlvar dealthonpsllY it d fdneilitheleoC here is n good thing recorded Newport Ky man Wlcdeman a leading c of Newport Ky was recon awakened in the night by the noise to made by a burglar trying to force his Into Mr Wledomans house Wiedenmn arose seized his tol and looking out the window a masked man at work trying to Ptdescribes st he Wledeman In the dark watched man whose every move could be lIJhtWith to struggltoole the Shotfhbor iho hands The law was on his side could shoot with Impunity Pub blethe nl sought to enter another mans house rob Cut better than right the publc man approval there loomed up befcre one Wledeman the horrible thought cf bybingtaking from some wife her husband nle however bad or robbing little chl drcn of a parent get steed and watched him a little and Wledeman to a Post reporter ontdidntI had shot It would have killed and thenInfididntgoIngthlilaughThe cool calm consideration the rich humane spirit which In such a trying come sufformgaSthuman life exhibited when his own was In danger manes tho true Como and moral heroism of very Wledeman of Newport Ky up In majesty in our crime rid and civilization that holds few things the cheap as human life None but a bravo man with a cool to and n humane heart could have than as Mr Wledeman did In such onlealreIhe average man would have fired allItscommunity or the Innocents that s when a human life Is taken violence Our country Is swarming with hot BoItheir men for slight cause or at all and if they escape or were In some measure jus hurt tillable the blood of their victims is before them in their waking sleeping hours and tho bloody 1lJ letters10fperfectly justified by public opln orSbeing and thereby blighting his withthoCharles Wiodonmn thoro is hope n higher civilization Moral heroism Is ono great need of the world toda The military hero 1x111aho7scelvos the plaudits of a nation mocourage at a crucial mo mont THE MISSISSIPPI HORROR Christian People of theUnited States More Savage Than the American erIndian Ever Was A few years ago we were shocked when who hoard that a Negro man without any pretense of legal process wsa burned at a stone for assault upon n wlllto woman There was some weak protest against it but the white people soon ceased to make any objection and waynnsmen boosted that iflbaras the way that they were going do In all such cases and it got to bo cit lentizensright way to do and neither press our pulpit made any pretense of ob relyJecttng to it and a white man who to it got to be scorned as partlceps criminis a low base char eyactor who wanted Negro men to as tlNegrounwrlttelllawbe regarded in such casesofThat sentrea t res adju iinehearllsource But revolutions never go back ward black man killed a white man and tho unwritten law was en acted that the ordinary process of the theyburnt gnboon established that a Negro man should be burnt at the stake for an wa31rIghtwe became famlliariz ed with the Idea of burning a black man for killing a white one but tb eYouidea had not been carried to Its leg unwrittenlaw skinsistentSo the other day down In slppl a white man went late a gros cabin A fight occurred In that r cabin In which the white man killed w th6trabTheNegro man and his o lived In the cabin were capturedG Orllbylogsds big the stake for killing a white manse course U could burn ThesWhy couldnt they What are you KlcUlng about Of course you are expected to beIII careful that they are only black met w1thIflyburn a white man at the stake forkillingwhite woman at the stake by till unwritten law because she hat been present when her white hus hand killed a black man would really quite immoral As long as this burning at the A stake Is confined to black men and f women it is not so serious a matter us but if this principle of the un fS written law keeps on expanding am l executors of this law get to burn illoldstake It will be quite a sextons thingmcourse so long as It Is confinpd QlJwhite yInat tho stake In Maysvllle Ky Sunday morning not long ago rahIre mighty fly about killing pro hero In Kentucky and If our Ken y people should happen just tc tired or assassination by shooting knowing that variety Is the spice of life just for a thongs get Zreallespecially white women tied to Iron palings around the Dreckin statue on Cheapslde In Lex 330 and there burned to deathMedany sort of a trial court house fifty yards sway think newspapers ought to say some about it e white people went over to Af and forced the black people to here else they never would therefar Q black heathen say they wanted to to Kentucky though they were U kind to me The account says that this man jl his wife were burned almost in shade of a church Po tie war tho people here used say that the Negroes were more compensated for the loss of their jpreligionA little over n hundred years ago yJL of Kentucky belonged to the In and no white man had overt FAbyIndians just for fun Once the Indians captured Miss and Miss Callahan the first F Rln to my aunt The Indians Iunthorn any way but after a while captureI r INVALIDSon Invalidsredproper olyntreatment byorrortoDR ENGLEHART practleond H A PENNYInvested in a Postal Card may be the means of saving you considerable money on your tickets THEIWEST AND NORTHWEST have on sale dally until Novem 30 exceptionally low colonist rates i to the above toHHOME SEEKERS Tickets will also be sold on the first Jand third Tuesdays of each month up to April 1904 to points In the WEST AND SOUTHWEST ++rul Information as to Rates Time Trains etc ran be obtained by ad dressing EDNABDSTray Cincinnati O KOREA GINSENG NURSERY Doolin Prop ED FOR 11TYOffice and Nursery at JETNA Pulaski County KY SEVEN REASONS WHY should order of Weltateln My experience as a Jeweler and Dla mond Merchant My established ll as a Watchmaker and Designer selectemarkets where largeststocksdo not carrystack to cot olJauJiUikfl money on and no dead book accounts Because buy and sell for cash therororelosses Because lead in low prices and the dealer who leads de your favors Correspond with tractTheismKenslngtonOTTO WETTSTEINI The Bcs Yeti a run 1II1IItfe1 r1 hr lbIHsPrclodepaatohaptersfrmenandseomrn tnied with hundredstphoto bnalnsalwhealreadypoaunr ianllotae quidat oe fforraj orislral suit e tiswionercwlsend wellforint with blrl lla to heart plain ree ralnlllbookssold illpreclpesits W P9 iudlnf two handsomeJnntnne Motherspares MothericaltwelveartlstlcpulerInstructloa JrMURAAr THE BEST TO LINE ru I fllico uIndinnnhulta isille kailny ONLY LINE TO THE I MOUSIffAITfLi1F fOQTc j5 =N S rSOftl8InDJA Jt rl ELLIS KINKEA A Christian Member of a Distinguished Christian Family Suicided In Lexington and Is Burled Wit h Christian Rites Suicide Is increasing nit over Arne r lea nt n phenomenal pace mud It always among Christians except n such n rare case as that of old Br n Idandpeople both over who sulcldcd It seems probable though the officer did not so report because they wor e old and helpless nnd poor nnd did n ofv want to bo a burden to others 4Extracts from the account of tho young IClnkead taken fro the Lexington Leader are as follows Kills KlnKvad only son of Mr Wai tfner S Klnkead vice president m general manager of the J Pepper Distilling Company died this morning fL at oclock nt the family residence 2S5 Park Place from n self admhd s wlaj rt 1Tho rash act is believed to linvc been committed while ho was suffer ing from intense mental depression brought on by the excessive use cigarettes of which ho was an invct orate smoker It Young Klnkead who was about l years old and unmarried was the on orNs ton England under President Cleve i lands last administration but now vicepresident nnd general of the J E Pepper Distilling Coi pang lIe accompanied his father England mid after his return was as sociated with him in business being bookkeeper at the Pepper Distillery He was a Joyful companionable young man fond of his companions and his untimely death will bo plored by a large circle of Mends The funeral of Mr Klnkead wl take place at the family reshlenc- Wednesday afternoon at oclocl Hev Dr Muller pastor of First Presbyterian church officiating The rt pallbearers will be selected from members and close relatives of the family The family of the Klnkeads are not merely nIl Christians but they are preeminently the most prominent family of Christians in Lexington o i in the State of Kentucky and of the c most orthodox of all sects Presbyter inns ifi never in my life heard of any Kinkead of that famous family In Infke family in the State that would let this paper come Into their house any p any sooner than they would a snake DladelDlreetany paper an probably having moro subscribers than any paper In Lexington nnturattyexpec su de as crime among Infidels In Lexington and In Kentucky more than place In the world if it is a fact that Infidelity Induces suicide and crime but it is a fact that no newspaper In Kentucky ever reports a case of Infidel suicide or Infidel crime In Ken tacky while suicide and theft and asIsassination all done by Christians this State continually fill the news papers of the land The Christians know this Is true and they will not deny It either In their press or their pulpit and yet both their press and their pulpit con tinually say that Infidelity males im morality Whenever it hits been possible effect anything by It Christian editors f and priests and preachers have lied about Infidels to dam sagor leaders have never quit this habit un til the means o getting accurate in formation became to great and general that tnis lying could not ac compllsh anything Even with all the facts of Inger soIls death fresh before the memo ries of tho people a vllo liar like thecRev Strough at Cincinnati stated a sermon that Ingersoll had suicided and years ago before the means of Information were so great that state ment of Strough would have been caught up eagerly by all preachers nnd propagated but these Rely liars cannot now deceive the people bo cause just anybody almost knows a the facts May Collins nnd Samuel Putnam died from asphyxiation by gas in Boo ton and tho authorities of the city and a physician from Kentucky that was sent to Boston to see about it all promptly reported that it was ac cidental and explained how it was and that Infidel woman and man would have been tho blggesta fools In In the wolrd to have suicided because they were engaged In anything im If moral because there was no evidence in world that anybody suspected any Immorality in them and people dont suicide for immorality until they have boon detected In or at least sus pected of Immorality and certainly nobody but tho most egregious fools would go and publish their unsuspect ed immorality by suiciding In spite of all those facts a lying Campbollite preacher and editor in Lexington published that May lins In and Putnam had culclded In con sequence of immorality but so far from having damaged tho character of either of those Infidels that fel lows paper was stopped by tho gov ernmont because It was regarded a rascally publication and tho preacher himself has had a close call for the penitentiary for his connection with another swimming scheme and the fellow has left tho town for parts unknown suppose as never hear anything about him now and Not only cannot suicide be charged to Infidels except In such rare cases as they suicide in old age or poverty or in hopeless disease all to save trouble to others but Christians are bound to see especially in Lexing ton full of all brands of churches and It religious colleges that suicide is Im mensely on the Increase and alto gether except in Ithp laudabjlo in stances I have mentioned moo ChIstlans could write a book about the cldes of Christians In Lexington by giving tho newspaper sarprisinhtg r ions eases of tragic or peculiar death of Christians in Lexington that nIl suspected of being suicidal when It was not plainly so There nro some cases of this kin among prominent and wealthy Chris tlans In Lexington where tho got oral impression Is that they wet 0 suicide but where It cannot bo dote mined and the newspapers rev r speak of such cases as probably suicided Christian champions all over the- nUIII y are saying that Infidelity a inducing suicide Its a strange n case when Infidel talk about sulclt- m makes Christians suicide and keep In fidols from I- tPSSlnco abovo was written It proves that tho Klnkoad who has suicided here Is not of tho dlstln gulshed fondly of Lexington but nr wealthy and prominent people Miss Veal his sweetheart on hear- Ing that Klnkead had suicided a t pistol and put It to her breast tried to shoot herself through ll heart She Is still living as I write with a recovernWASHING DAY POEM Tho other side of Jordan Thoy neither know nor carp Thero they do no wasting They have no clothes to wear Vo bettor make the most of earthoTho th Would men grow worse or shiftless Without n God or Devil hope of bliss In Heaven evileThey have to baiterhThat neighbor r But when we serve our fellows As mankind always ought to Wo get our share of favors How villains quake whoa caught too Weve got to make our choices Between the good and evil Results will follow causes Without a God or Devil ELIZA MOWRY BL1VENS tBrooklyn Conn DEPARTMENr Commits an Outrage Against the Blade Will It be Investigated 0 No The Blade Is an Infidel Publication From the post ounce at Admire Kan have received one of the regu tar postal notices dated January 30 paperdtaken out etc signed Joseph Clay lon P Mt jrhljLjs all In pencil cepting the printed form On the blank marked Reason InI a different handwriting in ink Is the followingIlie read your taper until he con cluded life was not worth living and committed suicide He Is dead Of course that Is an outrage against my rights nnd is calculated to damage me but as my paper is an Infidel publication will have no redress- enclose the card to the postmaster at Lexington asking him to re port it to the post office department THE FALL OF ADAMI Ohmicnwere once and his Eve a working In their little garden bed Ad was hoeing Eve was everything wns nicely grow ug when little Eva looping up thus said Adam dear just lookeo here see that apple on that treo That apple there has hung ever since wo two were young skin up dear and get It down for me Then Adam said My dear mast some fear but will do just anything you bid for know that like you have seen It up there too ever since was a little kid Then without delay Adam hurried right away to do the very thing that he was bid Then Eva sold 0 Ad I am so truly glad that we two never yet have hat kid for the kid would surely squall and sure would want It all nod you surely know that that would never do for the tree Is very tall and the apple is so small that it will hardly bo enough for two Thon Adam said My dear you como and stand right hero and when shako tho apple down be suro dont let It fall but nicely catch it all right the lap of your new figleaf gown Then Eva said sho wouldthat is she couldand Adam straightway started up tho tree but ho scarce had left the groun when he turned and hollered down Now Eva dear save some of It for me Then Eva quick said Yes andn held her figileaf dross and Adam higher climbed and hold and shook that apple down Into her figleaf gain the finest apple that was ever staled Butt it looked so very nice that Eva a trice ate that whole apple core and rind then throwing bitch her toad and tenting up she said Bost thing that you will ever find Then Adam did look down and to with an angry frown said hope you dIdnt eat It all And then Eve did say Yes thats what did guess ou know that it was very small Then Adam said to use Unit still must believe that you saved a little piece for me And then when Jive said No Adam lot all his holts go fell plump down from out the III1utwas tho fruit that ho had eat that caused tho fall but that surely not bo for ho foil out of the tree cause ho was beat when Eve had eat of allslGot a copy of Dog Fennel In the Orient Price 1al I lI 11ti SHORT LETTER Grafton W YaIltul enclosed It 0 order for two Dog Founds See d them p d q they are for n coup le of sick men Why didnt you find that cavo where Lot and his two daughters wont to house keeplu g sumo where on tho Jordan GEC W CIIAMUEUS concertleed to all the genius for lying of the two religious said was Sodom and Gomorrah and I would say their haute Is mud When near where Mrs Lot tent cto rubber and then turned to salt asked n very black guide who pose was a Mohammedan If wo could sea the pillar of salt that Mrs Lot timetover was any such thing Arabs would have used it all In Ing see Dog Fennel- was along the banks of Jordan where Lot and his wife and daughters wore according to the Blble but nil that part of the country is mud and there was no place for any catthere Tho walls of Jericho Joshua blow down with rams lion- about ten miles from Sodom am Gomorrah must havo been all mud for there Is no rock about town except what has been Importet there In the last few years to bull the Jericho hotel Barrs Mills O1leaso find enclo- ed for one moro year of tho Blad havo quit paying tho preachers and tnoroforo have this dollar for the Blade had to quit teaching school because am a Liberal TTiovtv pressed my thoughts in school but often wish lead at suitable times Please answer this question in the Blade Did Tom Paine ever say regret that I denied tho existence oi a God MONROE WEISS Answer Tom Petite never said that At no time in his life did deny or even doubt tho existence of a God Ho lived and died a strong bollover In Barllottsville had Ten Enclosed WlsoT of o Wise with earnest convictions and mental Independence who are than quainted with the Blade who would gIant enlist In our Ulglment if they were Introduced The trouble is that where woi are but little acquainted in a community wo only discover our friends byacci dent and I have generally found that the most worthy adherents of Ration alism were the least obtrusive though there are many aggresslv In fidels who havo the respect of Ihelf neighbors personally T tlBlmtei9 iTbO enough do u sin sad coulll rc elv articles every week from thosq surpassed writers Mrs Mrs Closz and Dr Wilson provided of course the paper was supported bat- as well as the trashy publications are I would not have theedltor go hack and sit down for he Is the of Terror of combination hut I would like for all tho grand ltcrs to have room to spread themselves There are many In the correspon dence columns who are forceful and Interesting writers I have greatly enjoyed reading the Holy Land writ upWILSON IVES Gaspereau Nova Scotia My Jehlol Davison has passed away Ho took great pleasure In readin your paper Please send the balanc- of an unexpired time to Wilbert Dav lsonHills WM S EAGLES Clinton Mass Enclosed to re new have taken the Blue Grass Bhule almost front Its first publica than nm In my 83 year and have paid a year for It For several years have not been abl Jvdo much work and sometimes It has boon hard work to raise the dollar I was in hopes could have sent the money for Dog Fennel and hope to live long enough to raid it and should my life continue a few months longer I may be able to sendI for It There has been much In Blade that has given mo pleasure and still enjoy reading It read every thing In It and If I cannot say Amen to It all think It will do no harm to any one to read It I thlnlc Mrs Henry the loading woman In our lend and Dr Wilson the greatest man and would bo glad to see him presi dent of the United States I am still- n strong Spiritualist but I suppose you think less of me on that account PLINY SOUTHWICK AnswerI certainly do not think any less of you because you are a Spiritualist have said a score of times in this paper that while I could agree with the Spiritualists In their views I never saw one tint was ot good Going to the Orient I went up agin one on tho Moltke who war rled mo a little but reckon had nacho him mad I lad on my war paint and was fighting everything hat sounded llko religion Ho had como to me and at his own suggestion subscribed for Dog Pen n el and when made him mad told mo to take his name off Not much man meat that would like see Dr Wilson president of the United States but would rather see Mrs Henry president of tho United States Passadona CallfI havo raised a lull hero and hope It will raise other club Find enclosed for fol towing H II Dow Is an Atheist and WIll too conscientious to take the pa or for cents and so sends 1 aac Saglln is a Russian from St Petersburg and Is a well educated physician As soon as he got outside the realm of tho Czar ho was outside the church Ho could not be out of the church in Russia without being dead so ho concluded to get outside of Russia and the church too remain alive for a while yet The all t L other three are natives nnd thinkers hopo we will be nblo to spread the gospel of humanity E LEWIS Nowton loaI received a letter from Dr Hammer dated Sunday 17th January saying he was well and Itting along as well as any one coul under such circumstances as he Is placed Ho requested mo to write and and tell you how much ho liked Dug Fennel Ho says ho thinks it far ahead of Innocents Abroad In torlcal facts as will as In wit and hu mOl He says ho has n kind guard nnd an easy job lie opens and closes a gate for teams to pass In and out He said must tell you ho had the best Job la prison The Doctor mentions you often In his letters lIe says tell you ho has not forgotten your kindness to himself and family My health Is much better If Ilu doc tor could only mac homo think would get well Ho line thirteen mouths still to stay In prison That is a long time I get so discourage when think how many long days youreus you an your family are well am very truly your frlendlt EMMA HAMMED ROME CON CRESS FUND It is the desire that Dr J D Wll Freethoughtisheld In Rome Italy next ofSeptember Dr Wilson is president of the National Liberal Party and Is eminently qualified to participate it the deliberations at the Congress On his return from Rome the Doctor will a book embracing his expel ehence and proceeding of the Con gross and it is needless to speak of the Doctors versatility and ability to write such a book The price of the book will bo one- dollar and as the expense will bo very heavy It Is hoped that all who are able will subscribe for as many books as possibleAll received is deposited In Tie Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati and will e acknowledged through the Blade Contributions and subscriptions with and without money will be received by the Secretary of the National Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Dank Bldg Cincinnati O Condition of Fund Previously acknowledged 428 00 Amount In batik 115 00 J W hew Mollne Kans Kitty Havens Moline Kans Mrs Jean B Harmon Paris Ky pd C H Felten New Baltimore Pa pd T Uhl Cameron Mo pd HOW WE GAVE OUR CHARLEY A REST Old Chnrle Mooro comes bouse eIlls picture does I mean They call him that old hairy man Who writes things so obscene Wcio gone they say with Satans crowY say farewell with that old hairy man To an eternal hell The people came Into our house One balm Sabbath day They talked of neighbors corn and cowse the time awaIThen Charley Moore came to the front And others he relieved blagphemoue s man The Devil eer deceived We told them that tho pr ichers usedIMuch language more uncouth Sam Jones and all the rest of them And also spoke untruthIThey said Sam Jones an angel was Compared to Ditto GrasV man And language uses mild plain And does what good he can We read some extracts from Jhe Blade hear the purple rave They said that Uncle Sam should take And pen that awful knave Still more we read while more they raved Wo asked the writers name They said Its from the Blue Grass man Who fills the world with shame Not so sand we the words we read Were those of Samuel Jones The people moderated milchaAnd spoke In kinder tones- Our Charlie got a little rest The conversation turnednOn gossip cows and church and hay And money to be IIABracewell Iowa PRAYING FOR RAIN Southern California Is badly In need of rain In fact sheep and cattle ire starving in various localities so of the preachers have decided to pray for rain and they begun yesterday The following was sent up by a lead Ing Methodist parson and If It reach throne of grace Is no doubt now receiving careful consideration Iko Japans last not to Russia Dr Mel nty res Appeal Onco more Heavenly Father riiou hast brought us humbly to to Theo We need to be brought low for we are forgetful of Thy mercies Thou hast wlthholdcn from us tho rain Oh God We ask Thee In all iiiniillty to send us the rain For the iako of the man who plants tho seed for the four fooled dumb beast for the little bird for the chirping Insect for tho sake of all that Is within tho earth Oh Father we ask Thee with our hearts to send us the rain Lr ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD SPECIAL LOW RATES VIA HAVANA AND OTHER CUBAN POINTS DAILY TO APRIL 20TH 1904 ALSO TO NEW ORLEANS AND RETURN ACCOUNT MARDI GRAS FEBRUARY 910151904 BEST LINE TO HOT SPRINCS ARKEBS K THROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION CLEEP ERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST AND SEEKERS EX CURSION RATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND WEST FIRST AND THIRD 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 llomeseeker who will for ward his name nnd address to tho undersigned will be mailed free Circu lars Nos to inclusive anti others as they are published from mouth 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 f 1 F r I THLANDMore than that land Is source of all wraith The of population to acreage Is the sliding scale ffpcn ratioIoportunlty Is guaged success determined Cut the her of landholders In any State In tho Union in two what Is result Its simple arithmetic oportmilies doubled In that State What Is threefourths popula lion ho eliminated Opportunities quadrupled mad so on Thats the condition In the great Southwest Arkan sas Indian Territory and Oklahoma This vast territory Is supporting less titan one fourth the population of Its capacity Fertile a land where two yearly vegetable crops are demonstrated possibilities the greatest fruit section in the country but thats only half the story Tho low ratio of pouiatlou to acreage makes land cheap thats the main point Theres room for success In great Southwest Illustrated literature sent on request lGEOWith the gentle prayer for mercy from the clouds Rev r Robert Me Intyre supplicated the Most High fore 1Is yostoday mornings sermon It Is very humble little message to remind Jehovah that lie Is neglect seIverelbut why sheep and cattle should be made to suffer the most for our shortcomings and In tho absence of city wrong doing on their part Is one of tea mysteries of Gods peculiar way doing business for you know his ways lire not our ways But seriously what fools or hypocrites those preach are to think or assort that In a universe governed by Immutable laws they eau or do have any Influ ence In regulating weather conditions by a movement of the tongue Yet they continuo to torch nnd to claim that prayers are answered by nn hr aelligont iporsonaHty called God or tho Most High so must reiterate they are either fools or hypocrites and bellovo the later namo includes the larger number for reason nod repeated failures must convince any thoughtful man that prayer for any purpose except to ease his own naiad nn utter waste of wind lot thorn stop out of doors look up In those cloudless skies and seriously consid er what they are tithing to when they pray Is It anything but cutlass space and an Imaginary being they havo located therein No mil none but n fool or a faker will claim that this monist Imago of thenimselvcs on largo scale hears and grants their laugh at the Indian who beats Ms torn tom and chants tats guttornl for the purpose of bringing but carefully selected words forth with closed oycs and sol visage are nothing hilt a higher grade manifestation of saute nonsense Everybody knows It that lax got a sivoouful of brains In active use but the public press deals with these things seriously anti thousands mortals who do not think because they havo been taught that some preachor can do their thinking better than they themselves drink In this stupid absurdity and dig up the money to troop the fakors In tho pul pit When one stops to consider this fact It looks as though Nature does n needless thing when she gives brains the masses for If tlroy dont use 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