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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 4t ttt j it BLUE GIIASS BLADEEDITED HV A IIEATIIIA r lrkora l mmurPU1LL9111D WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOLUME iNUMBER 2East hnQmser4 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY MARCH 6 E M304 100 A YEARV TERMS OF THE BLADE issue for one year 100 subscribersFTermst00 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 t Five New subscribers sent one year for 250 t r Make all Money Orders Drafts an Express Orders payable to the t 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 k whether you are a new or old subscriber t The address slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription anti serve as a receipt as the date change ns soon as th0 subscriber pays f rtr Subscriptions to this publication e not discontinued at expiration unless so ordered by the subscriber The courts invariably hold a subscriber to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers re ceived until the paper is paid for in full up to date and ordered discon tinned I Office of publication East Third street near Walnut t Entered at the post office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 OUR JO IS KEEPING UP WITH THE BAND WAGON r In making tho appropriation for the Portland Oregon Exposition by the government a hot fight came up in tho Senato over tho Sunday closing question and the yeas and nays were called Tho Sabbatarians won by a vote of 29 to 17 but Jo Blackburn tho Pres byterian Senator from Kentucky who can put himself around more whisky and walk off with It than any man that ever lived voted for tho wide open Sunday and yet tho ordinary Presbyterian Is tho most dogmatic fool in the world obtut keeping Sun day holy It is by far tho main feature In tho Presbyterian religion and thousands of them make no other pretense of religion than to keep Sunday holy But if you have any business transaction with any Presbyterian where a dollar Is Involved you had better keep your eye skinned I sThe main champion of tho Sunday opening woo Senator Bailey of Texas now tho most prominent member of tho Senato since old Bro Hannn handed In his checks The only two Infidel publications In tho South are tho Searchlight at Wa co Texas and tho Blndo In Lexing ton and that fact tells how tho milk gets in the cocoanut Twenty years ago when tho Blade started could hardly get a subscrib er in Uio South Now the South is leading In Infidelity Keep Church and State forev- eseparateGRANT r In no sense whatsoever Is this government founded upon the Christian religion WASHINGTON The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfield i r i0 i ZACHARY THE CAMPBELLITE PREACHER Wants Two or Three Hundred Thous and People to Give Him One Dollar Each to Convert the World Zachary the Lexington Campbclllto preacher whoso name used frequent ly to appear In this paper hog again comp to tho front with tho largest of all the schemes that have emanated from his highly Imaginative brain It appears In tho Lexington Leader In a column or two with a scare toad on It beginning simply Zachary In very large letters In this ho proposes an international schemo for converting the world to Christian Prohibition- lie says he wants two or three hundred thousand people to give only one dollar each to raise the necessary ono poor pitiful little dollar from eaob person looks like tn Inslg flcant matter for so great and grand a purpose and wonder that two or throo hundred thousand people do not Just at once and without any hesita tion chip In the money and let the Rev Zachary begin his groat work Of course ho would stop the Jap Russian war tho first thing and that would be a little hard on me for I am a farmer and the war has put wheat from cents to 108 a bushel but as todmake that sacrifice Now If Rev Zachary was asking for millions of dollars like Dowie and the Pope do It might excite Jn the minds of some suspicion that Rev Z had mercenary motive in his scheme but Lor no wo could not suspect him of any selfish motive In any purpose to raise a poor pitiful little old two or throe hundred thousand dollars- But I am surprised that Rev Zach aiiih JIlqt trJ brooches pocket and dig up the re quisite two or three hundred thous and dollars He lately advertised In the Loader that ho had only a few more shares to sell of stock In a Kentucky mine that ho would sell at greatly reduced rates just eo as to close out the business and I would suppose that ho could easily spare a measely tle sum like two or three hundred thousand dollars out of the profits of the Kentucky gold mine alone without taking a cent from any of his other great and lucrative enterprises as for Instance his great Investment Company an enormous scheme for the people to make money by putting In 1 and drawing out In a week or two Still I suppose Rev Zachary is like Carnegie not willing to put up all the money himself but wants the others to do something too TO PAY 25000 SHORTAGE E McCrady Cashier First National Bank and Loan Association Treas urer at Seymour Ind Makes a Confession Seymour Ind Feb 22The pub lic announcement today that Cyrus E McCrady cashier of tho First Na tional Bank of this city was short over 25000 came as a surprise to tho pcoplo and a shock in business something was wrong in his methods and accounts was discovered last week and an Investigation was begun When McCrady saw that his crook odness was discovered ho confessed and admitted that he begun It sev oral years ago when he was teller of tho bank Ills plan was to pad the amount of money supposed to bo cro1 itod to Uio banks account with Cin cinnati and New York banks So far as learned his shortage with the bank la about 12000- McCrady was also Treasurer of tho Cooperative Building and Loan Asso elation and with institution ho is short about 14500 McCrady has turned oier real estate securities cash and other collateral amounting to about 22000 As cashier ho was bonded by a sure ty company and the Building and Loan Association Is secured by a personal bond eo neither financial Institution will lose anything Both are strong Institutions In which the com munity has implicit confidence McCrady was a man In whom every body had faith Ills homo has been r i hero since his boyhood and every one thought ho was correct In his habits Ho was a loading member of tile Methodist Church and was tho church treasurer Ho was also a member of tho church choir PRAYER AS A BUSINESS METHOD An Iowa minister calls upon Anglo Saxons to pray to tho God of nations to tho God of battles to give the victory to Japan No time should be lost If tho war Is to be fought out with prayer as the Russians have been praying to the same God for sev eral weeks now The above is from tho CourierJour nal Nobody would think of calling tho CJ an Infidel paper and yot that kind of talk about prayer Is the same that tho Blade or any other Infidel efficacy paper Tho talltsIthe manhood to say that It Is an outrage and a swindle that Catholics Jews and Infidels should all be compelled to pay for the prayers of chap lains in tho capitol at Washington or in that at Frankfort though the prayers of Halo a halfbaked Infidel at Washington are a subject for Jokes In tho newspapers Tom Arnold a Campbelllte preach er Is chaplain of the Kentucky legis lature Tom married a rich mans daughter Ills daddylnlaw told Tom ho would give him 10000 for each child ho had Tom had 13 children and had twins ono time and made his daddyinlaw pay him 20000 for the pair from invested illS money In Frank fort real estate and Is a very rich man and If Jesus know anything about what becomes of rich men hereafter Tom Is as good for hell as 15 cents Is for a drink of whisky Lately they wanted an npproprla tion of 1000000 for the State of Kentucky to build a capitol In Frank fort the ugliest place In tho State and selected to build a town on because the fellows Uitt ctartei Itdid alDlueed to building a capitol in Frankfort except those who were Interested In real estate there so they picked a time when that gang and nobody else was in tho house and Tom Arnold prayed that the legislature might ap propriate a mlllioii dollars to build a capitol there and do It quick It had to be done quick before tho oth er follows got In and Tom lobbied his scheme through in his prayer and made another barrel of money by In creasing tho value of his real estate That Tom prayed that they might do It quick Is the regular report of tho papers Tho CJ will ridicule praying when its away off yonder in Russia or Ja pan but will the CJ ridicule Tom Arnolds praying scheme right here by him 0 no Why Because tho CJ knows that the Campbellltes aro thick In this country and the CJ knows which side Its bread Is buttered on and while It may want to bo a little fly in making fun of religion because that is Uio fad now it is too smart to say anything about Campbelllte brand of religion Jn this State 650 TO TEXAS Oneway Tickets from Memphis via the Cotton Belt Route FEB MARCH AND 15 On above date tho Cotton Belt Route will sell oneway colonist tickets from Memphis to points in Texas on and north of Cotton Belt Route Texarkana to McGregor and on and east of C S F Ry McGregor to Gainesville at rate of 650 IncludingAmarIllowood Brady San Angelo San An CorpusChristiat rate of 300 This is tho opportunity of your life to make a cheap trip to Texas Write at once today for further information give your starting point and whore you want to go how many tickets you will require and the date yon wish to start We will tell you exact yourbestyou map of the Cotton Belt Route L 0 SCHAEFER T P A Cotton Belt Route ClnclnnatlO WANTED The name and address of every farmer In the U S that has a drilled cased well of contem plates having ono put down Hills Ross Co well specialists Medina Wisconsin 1lyr 1 1rgo r r jf RUCKEU Who Sent Me to the Penitentiary Is Being Treated Just as He Should Be I want to express my graltude to tho people of Kentucky for treating J Rocker the Christian Prohibi tionist who sent mo to the penitentiary exactly as ho should bo treated oIs to simply Ignore him There Is much said about the liquor traffic and about Infidelity InI Uio papers of Kentucky and cially In JJeorgotown where RuclerI lives them has been said much about tilt heresy of Rev J J Taylor who was elected to tile Presidency of Georgetown College but I have nev or seen the name of Rucker in print but twice since I came out of the panitcntlary Once was when he was montioined among a number ofI men who sat on a rostrum on public college occasion at tho Uni versity of Kentucky a purely sectar ian school under the management of the Campbellites and the other time was a few days since when I saw In tile Georgetown Times a small local paper the name of Rucker signed to about throe Inches of coarse typo troducing something that some fellow had said against tho liquor trade An advertisement in the George rtjown Times that stands unusually conspicuous and prominent Is that of a young dude and a pretty woman standing farIng each other the woman being dressed In a dross so low In the nook that It makes mo blush like a peony to write this and the two are toasting each other in glasses of liquor while an array of tempting looking bottles with all sorts of enticing liquor brands on them are set b tweeen the couple while ow all good people are asked to re solve to use Ashurts McCanns Ilqucra pool and billiards being ado it 1verf ispllwnt there is another prom 1The of a big house Iteh is Wholesale Oocfnos and under It the tenUon Is called to Old Buffalo Spring Whisky at 100 a bottle What proportion of whisky came out of tho spring dont know There are brewers and distillers who are patrons of this paper who would be disgusted and Indignant if were to use that picture of the woman In the low neck dressaway down lowIn tho Blade oven Jf the couple were only drinking lemonade but Ruckor the pious Prohibitionist uses as the medium of his prohibi tion news this picture representing the couple young man and young wo man swigging and sampling a large variety of liquors That fellow Ashurst Is a smart fel low Hes got a dead sure thing of It In another place In the Georgetown Times ho has an advertisement of his undertaking establishment that he runs In connection wltth his liquor business and he Bits em cumin and gwlne If his liquor dont kill thorn they will of course keep on drinking it and if It does kill them ho buries them They pays tholr money and they takes their choice but ho gits em any way The Prohibitionists have gone hack on Rucker and the church people seem to have soured on him and tho thing for Rucker to do Is to start him a firstclass drinking saloon In while after I got out of tho ponltontlary felt like tile greatest luxury that I could Indulge In would bo to get a shotgun and go to Georgetown and kill Rucker But I dont feel that way now want him to live at least 100 years and ho will do It If he can He does not belong to the brand tIlemSelvOS1mighty ho has to leave here but ho dont want to go to heaven as long as he can keep out of It Long life to you old boy Its the worst wish for you that I can make SMITH JONES LIQUOR AND RELIGION I am going to toll you a story of two young men that I will call Smith and Jones because neither of those was tho name of either of thorn Smith and Jones lately went to a fine city In Uio North to get employment at a certain largo business house I personally know Smith but do not know Jones and dont know anything about Jones except what Smith told me arid Smith had never heard of Jones until they met In the city on their way to see tho same large bust ness firm attrncltlvepleased with him every way I do not know anything about tho religious opinions of Jones have known Smith from his childhood He Is a Kentuckian 29 years old He an e Infidel but says but little about It unless specially called out upon the subject He Is a model and a moral man Liquor and tobacco race horses and shooting are not among his nc complishments lie Is popular In so ciety among either sex The business house to which Uio two applied for business had a print ed formula that asked questions about all the details of the applicants live for the last ten years of their lives Each applicant for employment wrot his own answers IThore wore no questions that asked anything about religion but there wore questions that asked every detail about the applicant In connection with firm required that each em ploye should execute a bond for 7 000 Tho firm would only take these bonds from a certain Safety and curity Company and the firm paid the cost of the bonds Thero was no trouble about Smiths bond but tho Security Company would not go on Jones bond because several years ago ho had been a cashier In a restaurant and took at his desk money that was paid for liquors at a restaur ant table The firm liked Jones and regretted that his bond would not pass RIOT IN CHURCH CELEBRATE HIS VISIT Indiana Man Signalizes His Rejoining the Fold After 13 Years Absence Rv rt In Mld its emonles South Bend Ind Feb 22 Ryan had not been inside a pit worship In thirteen years unUl day and he had not been Inside St Josephs Church Uilrteen minutes fore he had had a fight and blackened a policemans eye His religion Ryan said was of the vigorous sort- bet nobody here can say all the prayers In the book and say em right said Ryan as a starter A man pulled his coat tall and Ryan turned around Taking mo he asked as he felt for the five No want you to sit down and keep still so I can hear Uie service said the man Oh that will be all right I will preach you a few lines myself Thlr teen years ago today I was In church before I am like bad penny bound to come back You see be fore you ladles and genUemen Just then Uio liluacoat appeared and seized Ryan by the coat Ryan struck at the officer and closed his right eye The policeman was plain ly a little out of his clement Ho did not like to swing his club In church If It had been a saloonbut thats another story Finally officer got Ryan as far as tho door Just as the swinging portals closed behind them tho choir finished a response and the organ and tho choristers rolled forth a swelling ahhhmon At the police station the officers decided that Ryan was crazy He Is a cigar muter by trade ALIENATION SUIT AGAINST THE PARSON From Cincinnati Post Rev Wilson S Fritch of Attics boro Mass who Intends to leave the pulpit for the stage In order that he may Have a larger field in which to do good will bo somewhat embarrassed In his new efforts by the fact that Charles A Whltmarsh of Ablngton Mass has sued him for 30000 for alonatlug tho affections of Mrs Whit marsh At the school In Ninetysev enth street Now York whore he Is studying acting Mr Fritsch said when Informed of the suit This Is sim ply one of many attempts to rail u mo I am innocent of any wrong I simply gave to Mrs Whltmarsh spir- Itual advice Certain good orthodox people camp down from Ablngton last fall and circulated stories about mo Yes I shall go to Attlcsboro an preach as usual Sunday J PRIESTS 1 DAUCHTER 1 i NAMED MARY SCHWARTZ MAKES A SENSATION IN LEXINGTON A girl from Cincinnati named Maryi ItelSchwartz woman Has been a WtIHaggin i sosa man Dalton who I think Is a good Cath eolic that she alienated the affections Iof Dalton from his good and faithful against the protest of Mrs Dalton came to Lexington and tool a house near the Dalton home r Mrs Dalton went over to call on May and as she was going picked up a rock and took It along with her Tho doo was not opened to Mrs Daltons call and she went In through the window She found May In elegant dishabille and she used that rock to assist May In dressing her hair May fled into the streets barefoot ed and good Mrs Dalton held the fort The general public applauds her course and hopes she will keep that rock In soak Tho girl has probably gone to her priestly papa a TURNED CHRISTIAN AND ABUSED HIS FAMILY A man named Earth living In Louis ville seems to have been an exem plary citizen until he turned Christian and then was brutal to his fami ly because his wife did In religion 0Jno uI8lIo Herald a It closes as follows Hes been a good husband to t mo she said to a reporter for tho Herald Hes supported mo and has been kind to me till lately A man and his wife named Bauer came to our rydbandwhat that Is I dont Just know nut they talked about It all the time and because I couldnt understand what It was all about they grew angry at me and my husband Joined with them Last Sunday evening they called me names and ran me from the house after supper I went out In tho mead ow where I sat down and cried ter some time I knocked at the door but they told me to go away I told thon I would So I sat all of Sunday night In tho field It was cold and I seemed to lose count of time Monday couldnt havo gotten on my foot If wanted to So I sat all Monday and all Tuesday night After the doctor found mo and gave me food my husband came along and said ho would drive mo here Ho said I was not his wife as the spirits had divorced us but guess am He may change his mind yet D S Vaugh the superintendent said that tile woman was very quiet and gentle Ho said Mrs Vaugh hal talked to Barth when ho drove up with tho woman Barth said This woman is named Mary Young Peo plo say shes my wife but shes not for the spirits have divorced us spur dually I want for the haul Being Indignantly refused he ap plied to Uio Quarterly Court Mr Molono told Barth he would prrVaUy have to be content himself with a spiritual divorce THE SEASONS GREAT OFFER vAdvertlsoment You want tho most reliable reading matter obtainable during this Presidential year The Louisville Herald r1Youaid Dally Edition for ono year three hundred and thirty Issues and the Blue Grass Blade for four dollars per year Tho Heralds reputation for fair and unprejudiced political news is well v known Those who are Republicans and Democrats and those who are neither can be sure to obtain from Its columns truthful reports of all polltl cal happenings The offer stated above Is the best proposition ever made to tho people of this communityt tIt Is the lowest price over metropolitan newspaper in comblna h flea with our own During the year f1904 you will want to keep posted to dthe minute on political happenings ipricef f If f J 7tt 4- t A1OTTH- AT SHOULD BE READ BY ALL ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS Mr A Jolniion of San Franclsc Gal one of tlio g cntost propagondis of Rationalism in our country recent ly sent mo a hook written by Irwin ti Burnett entitled The Heretic r It draws a strong picture of bow Christians malign vilify boycott nml i mistreat tlioso who differ from them religiously and every page is brJm ming over with truth and common Christian doctrine of Uewarll and Punishment as Interpreted b children who aro Instructed in the Bible are forcibly and practically trayed by Mr Burnett In 22d chnp tar of this hook and for edlfic tlon and amusement of the readers of the Blade quote this entire cliaptc JOSEPHINE K HENRY 22d Chapter of The Heretic e Several little boys were playing In a field just outside of town Tin wero the children of promlnc Christians and that they had Jn thoroughly instructed In Blblo was fixevinced by plays they Indulged In Little John who seemed load said Boys lets play Ellen How dye play Il Donchor Know about l den Wli theres Adam nrt Eve tin sorpor un trees un ipplcs Ono uv of tho trees is furblbddcn fruit Oh yes we Know all bout that Well Ill be Adam but wholl be Eve Ill run and get Mary and sholl bo If Soon ho came running bad with his little sister Tom youll bo the serpent No I dont want to be a snake Oh yes just a little while un Jim change places with ye fhen therell bo lion un tigers un oil ph ants nn turkeys un roosters un all rinds of animals go beforo mo un must name um Un the serpent Tom thats you must talk nice to Eo ar and get her to eat the apple Tom said All right but Adam an JEve must be naked So your an Mar- havo to strip off until she cats the apple and gives It to you un yo eat it too Then you two must find fig leaves un make operas Mary youve got to strip off too No I wont Think Im going to strip off afore these boys doncher Icnowhvo C norno bettor ill sho ot tlo apple f xThdn she got to know somothln andI Adam too After that they close of fig leaves If you dont knob no better its all right when you know better yo can put your clos on VWel1 I alnt a going to take om off If I hat to wont play 0 yes Mary its In the Bible n Its all right- Well I aint coin to take em off Well then we cant play nd wo dont want you hero Mary I toll yoi Tom we kin play heaven and hoi We dont want no girls for that L the Biblo dont say nothln bout wi men In either place dont tell lieu nobody but men Tom said Yes It does Yo knov B tho angels with wings un feathers like a goose is all ImenIII Well said John My mother never told mo nothln bout no wll men in heaventlmom angels muss wltrfsmen Mary you cant play Near the boys was a gato tho on t trance to the field Hanging over the sate wore two largo crates ono on either side that had been used in packing shrubbery and fruit trees John said Boys I toll yo what we kin do wo kin make ono of them I crates heaven and tho other boll Well havo Jim at tho Sato an hell be St Peter and tol em which way to go If theyre good hell send om to heaven and if they bad hell send k om to hell Theyll gtt doughnuts an candy an white gowns an crowns an harps In heaven Woll send most of fremto hell cos tho Blblo says most of U7 um goes there Well git leaves iJan straw an sticks an play that was brimstone an woll put tho wick te1ones in tho loll box and burn em Corse twont do to horn boys but f Ill fix that said John Tho boys fell in with tho idea Two I borrds market with charcoal lid I and heven were put in place Jim t was stationed at tho gato prepared for business f John said Now Jim you must r Isendthe boys to heaven theyll make tho folks willa fuss in hell break up the play Now all you boys e thats got dogs or cats or chickens or anything thats mean go and bring em hero en they kin go to boll A boy came up with two dogs St Peter Jim said Whos that The boy said Thats Ponto hes a good dog and never harmed nolwdy Ho said St Peter tfmay go to heaven fr Whop that Thats Spunk hes a C mean dog bites liko fury Put him over in hell said St Peter Jim an T if1b s tlo him up or hoH JU out Who that Phil Sanders wild This Is Tom lies a moan cat always min an innklii a noise nights St Pot or JlntInl him In hot lonilws pit Whos tint Sam lonlA surd This ore rooster hes bin fljht In two dais runs every other chic on out tlto yard an wont lot um eat notliin St Peter Jim Put him with goats Whoso that Tel Miller said This Is a awful hall ale cat scratched mo cos I tool her kittens St Peter Jim Put her in hell Whats that you got Ted Her kittens St Peter JimPut kittens In hell too Tho Bible says visit the Jnl qultles of the fathers upon tho chll dren unto the third nail fourth gener ntlon Whos that Iko Skillcn said This is wilier Sanders ole hen what scratched our garden up bout forty times Stint Peter JlmPul her with tho bad tins Whos that Ale Stebbins Thats Sallys ole doll Its a witch anti otter he Peter Jim Put her In hol1 Whos next Pete Parker said This boy Is m little brother lies been awful bad hut father licked him an he repented If ho repented Bible says he kin go to heaven still St Peter Jim As soon as little felow got to heaven he began to eat tho doughnuts and candy but St Peter Jim tolll him that if he ate too much ho woulll ho a fallen angel and be sent to hol1 Whos next Sandy Sullivan said This cross cur aint no good be bit a feller got pups In this box Put em on tlio left said St Poter Jim Put tho pups in hell too Whos thisSam Smith This is a pig noer done nobody any harm St Peter Jim That pig kin go to heaven John Thats all that cum toda Now we can set the brimstone afire The fire was started John say See here boys thero aint much brimstone here well have to glt moro Tim Lord dont provide brimstone like he does in real holl so well have to git It ourselves The fire spread in mlniatui hell The dogs howled the cats squall cd tlio roosters screeched tho kittens cried The little boy In heaven enjoys the sufferings of brutes as ned lam seemed to bo let loose rrWIboys idea of the Bible hi Mr Goodman and Rov Stiles wti llracted by the noise hey hurried to the place took In situation at a glance knocke 3ver hell and liberated its victims Tho chickens kittens and pup were burned to a crisp tho dogs and cats badly scorched After quiet was restored Mr Goodman said What have you boys been doin John frankly answered Wevi been playing hell Yes see you have said Mr Goodman Hut what do you moan Dont you know It is wicked to tor turo dumb animals that way John replied Mr Goodman lemma tell you all about It Wo was a play Ins heaven and hell an wo was doln to these animals just what our fathers and mothers and our preachci old us God would do with us The old us If we wassnt good wed bf turned with fire and brimstone but red havo a worse time than these mlmals cos they would suffer dillo and die an wod suffer awful nnd never die Now these dogs an catE an chickens and things was all bad and we was just playing hell wo burnt om Well agono exactly hy the Bible but we didnt have the rimstono en we coudnt matte none whon we wanted It like God kin Tho Rev Stiles with clerical dignl ty and solemnity then asked Why did you burn the Innocent puppies and kittens John answered Mr Preacher cos the commandment says visit tho Inl ulties of the fathers and that means mothers too upon tho dren unto tie third and fourth goner atlon That was our Sunday School sson last Sunday Rev Stiles said Dont you know It Is very wicked to burn these mals Tom replied If they are bad to us bite us or scratch us or anything nn wo burn om wo do just as you God will do to us only God does lots has a right to do what he eases with his own said Rev- Iles Well that dogs mine said John kin burn him If want to You both belong to God said the eachor That dog belongs to me said they Does God think ho kin burn an that is nil right an If wo burn dog its all wrong My boy said Rev Stiles not explain tills to you now I will do It when you are older Tom asked WllI it bo any different then Why o cant you toll nn now want to know Tlio preacher replied My son when you are older I hope you wlll see things differently Now all you boys go home mid think over all tho wickedness you have done nntll1rny to God to forgive youf A KINUj LETT E4R Ji Written By An Ignorant Chrlstla Begging Me to Become a Christian PRINTED JUST AS WRJTTE Nebraska Inc Feb 24 1904 Dear Mr Charles C Moore have read your paper GrasR Blade and I find that you are a mlln of deep thinking ability but one thing Is lacking in the makeup In theHladco and that is infidelity Now Mr Moore think with nie just a ow moments wo will locifir- at mlllons of stars In thettlea ens ther hearty timer n jnber and regularity o t c do they not tell us there might bofa ing guldelng hand that created1 and rules all nature in Its coursoan groth Ingorsoll said therojriovc could bo such anti then wo will thin of eternity and of a beginning moro mysteroy yet and of so roan things That we cannot understood to look at a living eye and studeY J there life In all its beauties n memory that can think for to s U1mt things grow then vanish Isttfnot possible there Is a God In heaven at some place In his great universe then titer is a feeling of ossui ante In the Christians brroslnot church house members that there a God and that Jesus Is a realllYand the Holy Splret dwells with thq holy Christian and keeps hlrirOtn all unrightlousnosB tho a person is born again anti rt60aveS the Holy Splret he Is a now man In reality ho becomes siich as you delight in pure hearted hi everything that Is good and noble he lives over like Jesus woullfn his place a life at an de WjTho or1 will say any bad person such a yoi have soon In the worst form Jtficorncc a God Irvlmr hollo 11ttcrying person there Is ilchhng bl1ol1ghThe minute a person thlnkslor docs ovil Just that soon the sp rot leaves that person and he Is his ol self again and Satin has him anti he lees his will and like you say ho Is In hell already and If he dies will lane In the same torment that burns him now One can see two distinct things In this world people good and bad God like or devilish Dear Mr Moore Please bo a Chris tan youso your Influence for the Idble story you will feel moro blessed sleep sunder die happier you who arc so gifted with the pen you who Is product of a Christian land perhaps of Christian parents you could be a noderen Paul if tho light would nco strike you make a uncondl tonal surender of your self to God and then you will see everything lifferent in a now light you will love moro live happier ono day a true Christian will bo more to you than all our past life you can matte a world otter by excepting tho condition of the Gospel Lincoln Bryan and all our Public men lad some religion iclleved hut were not what they hould bo but I believe if bible wns not hero wo certainly would not have evan those to talk of as an example Pleaso bo a Christian such as christ wantq man to be not as men are but such as ho should bo in him who can ivo life and take it away I hell eve an infidel never dies happy but his loseing days are nilsslble 1 spont and the fire that will torment him In hell already burns In his east Yors cinccrely II D CURTIS AnswerI suposo you are a woman because the handwriting Indicates ns well the kind good style flienovcr a man tries to convert mo to Christianity ho abuses me and tries to show how smart ho is and what fool am If you have read much of my per you know that I am always glad to got a letter from a Christian and ipeclaliy from a Christian woman There is not a word in that letter lhnt Is calculated to prejudice me against you but of course If want to fair you want me to show- the facts and therefore I print your lotter showing nil tho errors in it bocauso I want to show that people who believe In Christianity are nearly nJwaf1 ilgiortant reople expt tho cases of some preachers and some others who make money by believing the Christian religion i I Wink It possible Unit you hone ly believe Christian religion true but It Is because you are Igtlor ant and have no complaint to IIl1lm of anybody pretending to believe thl Elide except those who do It to malO money out of It have Christians who nro Hvli around me They nro nearly nil dellse ly ignorant and could not write bettor letter than you can Whenever you find those that on not rend and write they are ales Christians ami hence the Negro are nearly always Christians and If you find ono that is an Infidel he can always read Somo of these Christians around are good people and some of thorn are mean and dishonest Sometimes you find Christians that are Intelll gent but they nearly always hCllons to some rich and fashionable chllrch and are always bigots who would nol road my paper like you ore dolti and there are some Jne out of about hundred whore thero arC Christians who are Intelligent anl fairly good too There Is only ono caso of that klnll in my neighborhood lint they wOllld as soon have a snake in their house as this paper All around my neighborhood Vhon ever you find a man or woman that is pretty Intelligent or naturally of a little stronger mind than the othei ho or she is either an Infidel or In cllned that way- I have a neighbor who Is a preach er Presbyterian meanest religion tho world his name Is Thompson He is quite a cultivated man and per sonally like him but ho has no oth or way of making a living except h preaching and be makes a good ing preaching and dont have to woi and antI of course he believes the Christian religion would1 be a fool If ho didnt But as much as Thompson low money he would not for 1000 get to a public debate with me becaiit he knows would so wlpo tip tho earth with him that he would not havo the cheek to preach In Ion tuck any more and these prcachei here would a whole lot rather he In Kentucky than in heaven Thoy know they have a soft snap hero they dont know what it may be here they believe the Bible at all the know they stand a good show to get roasted hereafter as you seem to thin tc Infidels may do and If any these preachers wants to go to boa en at all it is only when ho Is lenll tare tlatllrvcnnt stay in Kentuck You are tho only person who ever wrote to mo who said there was any lacking of Infidelity In tha made They generally think there is a plot ty of it dont seo how the stirs In heave show that God created them Seems to me they have been titer ilways and will he there always and If they have been there always neitli r God nor anything else ever create ask me how they got titer rind I tell you dont know Then ask you how they got there nd you will say God made thom ind then I ask you who made God and if you answer dont know ou might just as well have said ont know In the first place like did or If you say God has exist tcrnally that is just as hard for m to believe as to believe that the stan havo existed eternally Now Let us ho honest That it wllat Ingersoll said If there is any guiding hand as you call it why did that guiding hand guide that fire at the Iroquois theater not Ions O so that It burnt up Christian omen and butte children and savel obody but big strong cowardly ruf flan men who with their fists knock ed down women and children and trol right In their faces and breasts with their loot heels What sort of a guiding hand Is that guides good mothers anti their unocent children into mlisery and with and saves the brutal and ardly That feeling of assurance In the Christians breast is no moro ovl IIko a poor fish on n hook tho more you kick about it tho worse It will hurt you And now Doctor If you will Just let me advise you on your sldo of the rumpus a little tho very bost thing you can do for that case Is just to say that you got it up wrong and apologize for it and or bright I will not run it In on O- will give you credit for it OI1 can take a fresh start Other wlso 1will knock you out first like what we call fools mate In playing chessyou are beaten be- fco you got fairly started You wanted to draw my fire Well you drew It and I dont think anybody is going to say you drew n say the truth of tho matter I- sOuare afraid of me Why are you afraid of mo If your rollglon Is true and my Infidelity I- You are college bred you say 1d It you havo not as good com- meaLLLit I r sense mid ns much intelligence nn Imvo you wero a fool to come hut ting your judgment In n matter of this kind up against mine and In ad wising Mm Closr to go to church os you did dont know whether or not Irs Closz will pay nay attention to our case think you are too small Iallle for her style of gunning but If le woro to go for you ns she lately In the Blade for a preacher wlwn she got through with you there would not ho a grease spot to show whero you used to h- eIrs Clos7 could lay you across llCr knee and spank you with her until you would think the devil had got you So far from my having to exhaust my energy on a man of your call her you are not enough to male mo call out my reserve force so as to mako me interesting to readers of Blade and If wo could conceive of Mrs Closz jumping onto anything of your proportions with both feet y would look like an elephant had bet using you for n foot mat when sho got through with you No dont know at all that when I used to preach I not alwas think of my grammar On tho outer hand did think of It and such a timing as that Is what the preacher thinks most about In preaching If ho knows grammar which Is not by any means alwas the case As for selling when I was preac tag I dont remember tint any of ni sermons had any spelling In them and was not a spell binder As to your keeping paid up for tho Blade have no doubt that what y say Is accurate but would havo a job to lemon who has paid up for tho made as have not seen the list In yearsI not going to say that heir converted to Christianity causes a man to forget his honor because I have known many good men and men who were Christians and were tool people too but the biggest liars and the biggest rascals that over dltl know were all Christians who ex plait ell tho fact to world just n rout are doing and so Doctor if yo want tho Blade any longer after you time expires my advise to Mr Hughes ivonlil lie to stop your paper just ns soon as your subscription expires I am not meaning to he unkind or unfair to you lout if business Is Business I must say to you that m experience is that It will not as a bus- Iness proposition strictly do to my Christian male or female to pa or t1nr 1uic wherj nave a chance to beat you out of It You havo already frittered away a lot of time and can only say that In our next communication you wil glvo me something to think over It Is to bo hoped so you certainly didnt glo me anything of that kind this time As to the oysters It was silly In no to say what I did about them hut still more silly for you to say wha on did hut at least did not pro ttso to bet oysters with n man who artily dry from baptism Into Christian religion MY TWO BOOKS Behind the Bars 31498 and Dot Fennel in the Orient I havo written three books The firRl one The Rational View line been sold out and do not expect over to print another edition of It My second book Is Behind tile Ban 1498 written when was a prlsonci of the United States in the penltcn iary at Columbus Ohio where there woro then 2300 convicts and said tho time to bo tho largest number in ny prison in world The number 31498 was my prison umber that Is that many convicts hall peen sent there when camo The cost of the book sent by mall to any actress Is 1 Dog Fennel In the Orient 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Florida Ited States Land For lease n vein lluor Spar Mixed with Lead and- Zinc practice Law in all the Courts 1PuntaApr 30pd j yV r t A SPIRIT MEDIUM IN THE SHAPE OF ONE PROF COTT GETS IT IN THE NECK THAT A ROPE WOULD FIT Somo ono has sent mo a page of tho Morning Tribune of Tampa Fla on the margin of which Is written tb following Mr Moore would Ilk 0 for you to publish In tho Blado the article headed Fleeces Poor Widow or as much of It ns you can with ments It contains subject matter fo a good sermon by you The whole article Is good that reprint It In full It Is as follows Taking with him several thousand dollars filmfiammtd from a lon list of widows orphans and a numbs of weakminded men of Tampa Prof Scott tho tall brunette spiritualist who has been holding forth on Fiord da avenue for a month past silently folded together his slates cards splr ltmessnges and other paraphernalia Sunday night and disappeared iron his usual haunts Yesterday scores of people who went to tho modest cottage In front of tho Palmetto Ho tel to tako another sitting and communicate with their beloved parted dead round the sign removed and tho parlors closed Prof Scotts undoing came about through a real uptodate medium Chief J S Jones of the police department assisted by a well known widow lady not yet out of her weeds who had boon In the habit of obtaining from the Professor dally messages from her deceased husband and who In tho process was separated by the deft touch of tho tall brunette from 330 of her bard earneil money This particular widow whose family history had been studied In ad vanco by the ChildMedium of Missouri was easily roped In by his smooth methods He showed her that he was acquainted with some of the sad passages of her life and she swallowed the bait Including the hook and sinker extraction of cash from tho not overly full purse of the widow proceeded day by day whller the Professor imparted messages from the Splrit Land at so much per message At last the widow had an awken log Some pracUcal friend was mean enough to break Into her dream of Uu xcBliommunrcaUon by tehUn her that she was dupe of a swin dle1The lady thought over It and k right senses Sire didnt go to the medium this time but to the police She told Chief Jones her sad story Sunday morning The Chief was Impressed by her tearful narrative All the man ly blood In him boiled at Idea of a polished grafter like this coming to Tampa and robbing a widow with a largo family to support and with scarcely enough funds In her posses sign to meet her creditors demand rTho Chief and tho widow went to tho spirit parlors found the heaven ly mesengcr at home and there en Isued a seance of a very real and se rums character Chief Jones asked Prof Scott If he had gotten 330 from the widow Ho admitted that ho had Pay It over to her at once said the Chief She demands liar money Tho Professor realized that ho was up against It and slatewrltlne graft had played out In this partlcu lar rose Ho went to a dresser open ed a drawer pulled out a roll of bills that as Chief Jones describes It was r tho largest he had over seen In one place at out time peeled off the will ows mite of 330 and handed it to her She departed Chief Jones then had a little heart j tobenrt talk with tho Professor Ho told him that ho was addressing him not as Chief of Police but as I plain Jones Ho salt You mlscra ble thief If It were not for my official position I would stamp tho life out of lyoii The Idea of your robbing a poor widow woman Hko that It would be n good Idea for to toke first n rain out of town for If tho people of Tnmpa find out what you hove been Doing theyll maim short work of our contemptible carcass This finished tho Professor and ho parted some time during Sunday gut doubtless singing a parting re iln to the various Messrs Misses id Mosdamos R Z Mark who fas ndcd that colossal roll during his ort slay hero When the novas got abroad that tho illco had Interfered with Scotts amo seveml ablclxidled men called Chief Jones anti asked If Sildnt get their money back too No said tho Chief have sym pathy for a poor woman who gets vic timized In that way lint If a man Is such a weak member as to give up money on such a graft Im glad ho lost It I cant help you at all It Is said that no less than fifty known ladles of Tampa young Jand old have been regular patrons of 6ji I i If the Professor tlioso who hat e watched hla operations say that his hills over dollvcrcil up from empty poclictbojks led by hardworking husbands with dolly regularity Th ProC soJ gave slnte writings anti rt pings ijonfldcntlnl communications from tilt ilccenRcd and In some cnsofl whero ho fnnclod ho saw fat fees nhuaili pretended to Impart to others his omlorful skill ThcJ family histories of a number verj prominent Tampa people hat been studied out ahead by tho Pr fecsor from such sources of Inform- tlon that came In its way When ho struck town ho was prepared t motto startling revelations to score or more people women beta Iris particular targets It was easy t get Into communication with them and hence In his lair the process o exchanging spiritualism for lucro was not slow In getting Into operation Tho victim was soon Infected with gthe ghostcraft and gOO up mane to tho handsome young fellow In pr not an unusual sight to set from ten to two two dozen ladles nn gentlemen waiting In tho Professors waiting room for their turn In the spiritchamber Nobody got off free and tho conscienceless fakir robber without distinction of class color o condition All old readers of the Blade no that for years have apologized for tho Spiritualists by saying that where as their teaching Is quite as Irrational as that of the Christians had mown ern of them that were no good people though had never known more than a dozen or so and never found one of them that a disagreeable to me until I met that banker on the Mioltke that I tell you about In Dog Fennel who told mo that he received a letter every do from his dead daughter- told him that ho didnt do It and because did ho countermanded his order for Dog Fennel that ho tat previously come to me and made That kind of a man Is a bigot When we organized tho National Liberal Party at Buffalo old man Moses Hull the highpriest of Amen can Spiritualism was with us at hi own suggestion anti took part In thin discussion and organization and one would have supposed bo was gala to take an active interest In It but If ho has over written or spoken single word for It I have never hearth of other Hull the editor of the Light of Truth was a good friend t willgnever forget that fact nut his paper and other Spiritualis tic papers como to mo as exchanges and now I rarely over open ono cause when do I am disgusted with the lies In them that are Just as silly s tho very worst brand of lies in tho llblo anti they contain tho advertise ments of a lot of Professors that are Just as big rascals as this fellow Scott described In tho Tampa Trl buno article And now am going to tako occa slon to say what for a year or two have Intended some day to say We as Infidels claim to bo people of Intelligence and morals None of us are any better than wo ought to be and there Is in my Judgment body of people In the world who so little back their Judgments with their money as Infidels do and there are many of us who aro not Intellectual giants or great scholars Rut tho general trend of Infidelity Is moro to ward Intelligence and good morals than that of any other hotly of pea pie Wo cannot therefore afford to car y as belonging to our organization anarchists and freo lovers because they are Immoral and dangerous cltl ens and wo cannot afford to carry a part of our Infidel organization the Spiritualists because their doctrine la lying anti stupid Hall unlntolloctual anti also because their purple all over tho country are engagedi In tho same a lying Imposture that this fellow Scott Is and four fifths of the men In the penitentiary are much hotter men than Scott Is know penitentiary convicts anti man who will tn1cQits life In his hand anti stop a railroad train ont rob an express company of 100000 Is a gentleman ont exemplary citizen as compared with Scott who roiled that roman under tho pretense of giving her something valuable for her money Tho man who robs a train Is ply a robber and generally robs pco plo who are smart and have money to burn Tho Spiritual medium Is not merely a robber but ho Is a liar beside and his victims are generally poor people anti always people who have not sense enough to take care of their money Spiritual newspapers and Spiritualism and Spiritualists are Chris lion newspapers Hall preachers and Christians Spiritualists ont Christians have right to believe anything they want believe about their religions but whenever they comp to making money out of their business this getting money under false pretenaea and t b neither of those grafts should bo al lowed to do that 0DR WEIR The Famous Converted Infidel Tries to Fool Somebody But Dont Fool Me Worth ofaCent 1904aDoor Sir Your answer to my com interrooi think you weaken your cause by attacking men In tho manner you do fhail you not better savo your munition until tho fight opens up7 My letter was written in haste but knowing your weak points In a con misspelloTho truth of tho matters Is I fear you anti I wished you to wasto your ths me you got Into a contest with a Christian you mndo a mistake by eaylng 60 batrgrammar poor Do you not know that many of you anwa May not this bo truo of Christians as well Now please do not expend any mo givetcomo us and deal with tho facts yousyou always think of your grammar much less your spelling presumeyChristians have been dishonest with you Have you forgotten that I have al ways paid In advance and that after having received my first years sub Jtnoffieriyears subscription Do you suppose that bo causesRa man In my next communication I hope overg naour practice wo do recommend oysters and In this con test If In rte Judgment of an un onjsame Answer If In any way I weaken my cause you a Christian ought not to tell me nn Infidel of It Your Job Is to knock mo out and as a Christian you are greatly sinning to tell me how to maIm my ar gument stronger against Christianity You remind mo of these liquor pa pers that say Prohibition helps their business white at same time they are doing all they can to beat Pro hlbltlon I am too old a bird to bo fooled on that kind of chaff It you keep up your side of tills discussion with any credit to yourself you will find you wont have time to adviso mo how to manage my sldo of It Dr Weir I am not going to say to you a brandnew convert to Chrlstl anlty from Infidelity that you are a liar for I cannot possibly know that you are but did you believe when you wrote It that I or any other man outsldo of a feebleminded institution would believe that you told truth when you wrote what you did about your taking pains to misspell those words In your first letter to me7 dont believe a word of It and no man or woman of ordinary commonsense would believe It anti you cannot I get affidavit of a single man In your county offices that will say ho believes It and you cant oven find preacher In your own town that will say bo believes It and Its an awful tough case when a preacher wont Ho about religion But you cant get any of these parties to write mo over his properly and officially attested name that ho believes your statement and very first crack out of tho box you have so damaged your reputation for truth and veracity that nothing that you may say hereafter will go down with anybody on your moro statement You say first that your letter was written In haste the common way that people do to apologize for rors In their letters and then right in tho same paragraph you say you tools timo purposely to spell those words wrong Now which did you d07 Did you write that letter In haste or didmi you purposely take time to write t Just as you did Doth of those statements certainly cannot bo truo for ono squarely con tradlcts the other If you had lived In tho days of i Ananias your early Christian brethren would have put your chunk out before you could bat you oyo All tho lawyers in Wlnterset cannot Ii make your two statements tally Ono yenhotter o r other ono Is that you specially took timo to write that latter nnd you explain whou dill lake llmo to do It You have plainly told a Utolary Inaccuracy about that anti you may Just take your choice bolwotm acknowledging It or trying to ox plain It away but havo got you Just dance that Christian religion is truo than tho feeling of assurance In my Infidel head that It Is not truo Is an evidence that It is not true You havo no moro assurance that your re Hglon Is right than the people of ev any other religion havo that their re ligion Is right anti that yours Is wrong Your feeling about it does not provo anything The truth or fal slty of religion Is a question of fact and evidence and what you fool about It amounts to nothing If you aro brought Into court to testify as to the guilt or Innocenco of ono of your nelghbobrs and say that you feel that ho or she is guilty or is innocent a good Judge would tell you that he did not soma to know what you felt about It but only wanted to know what you knew about It You feel that you are right and feel fast you are wrong and as am moro Intelligent than you are my fooling on the subject Is moro to be truthda ques andsas medanism is spiritnness is simply poppycock There Is no such tilling as a Holy spirit or any other kind of spirits and no Intelligent pooplo believe In ghosts and spirits these days and biggest liars and biggest hypocrites on earth are these men and women that pre tend to bo sanctified by Holy spirit until they cant sin All of that about being born again and receiving the Holy spirit Is only believed In by Ignorant people like you are You do not know what you are talking about when you use such language You are only using the silly words of somo rascally preacher that 1s trying to fool somebody out of his money Intelligent people dont want to live like Jesus lived He never did any work but went tramping around Uic country living on what people would give him just like Sandy Rhodes does In these days Jesus hind no wlfo and children and never support od teybody and suppose everybody won do that way what would be Om the country J e Christ was the only trim1 over heard of that was too lazy to fish would sit on tho bank and watch tho other fellows fish and cook the fish and then he was as ready to eat them as if ho had caught them all and cooked them but in tho whole Bible there Is no account of his ever liar ing turned his to do any kind of work except to work his Jaw when ho was talking or eating All of that stuff about Satin and hell and burning in torment Is all ell Hncss No Intelligent people believe In that in these days I remember when a lot of Ignorant rascally old preachers hero In Ken anti yell about Uio flames of hell and rear and charge and stamp and snort and yell about the flames of hel and all that damfoolery to scare children and Ignorant people into tho church and Uien go homo and work their Negroes harder and whip them harder than anybody else in tho country but everybody understands now flint they were a set of old liars and now oven tho Negroes in Kentucky donlI believe in hell You say to mo Please bo a Chris flan and you offer mo no reason why should be and I say to you Please bo an Infidel and want you to t to get rid of Uils old backwoods Ignorance anti superstition that they have in Uio little towns like yours In some of our backwoods western- S ltos If you have read tho newspapen you must know that your State Is the most wicked State In Uio union these tijies except Kaai ani In your SJito arly cveTJolj1 Is n Chrisc llati Just thus it tore Kentucky nod If lcu will rfil he accounts of the crirau In yor State you will io Sir t they net T ill tier bl eIbeen committed ly IcVlcls nail fre quently may they hue linen commit ted by Christians and you will find that ere crimes era committed hIcachee s nd priors in proportion to their numbers than Li any class of people In the wori There are I suli tlrce times many blacksmiUis in there are priests nd preachers anti yet you may watch tho newspapers and you will find ten crimes committed by prless nnd preachers to every ono that you will find committed by a blacksmith As to sleeping sounder Uian do sleep nil night and sometimes acme In Uio tiny time anti I dont want to sleep any sounder than I commonly do and I am lead certain I dont want any moro appetite for my grub L than Imvo now faro plenty of good grub nnd the prat whllo conk in country my writtr nnd the only trouble li that have too much np petlto anti onut recollect wino mlMKtd n abash Itecniiw wu not hun gry unlfHM It WM In 1800 when had tho grip for a fow Iorll And If ever lost any eating or slapping In Jail or In tho penitentiary do not now ro member it 0 no I dont want any Paul In mine novor could land him and when I was over in Judea last year saw whore bo helped to stone Stephen to death Paul wax n moon little hall headed brndyslianks sore eyed liar and If you wore to see me onco you would never say was like any baldheaded man havo my troubles and discourage monts and does nnylKxIy that Is of any account but tale all around poso am Just about as happy as any body am certain dont know anybody that I would swap with- I havo tried the Christian religion as faithfully as any man ovor did and there is nothing in it If you will road the Blue Grass Blade a few months you wll find that it is all gammon that preachers have Noon giving you about infidels dying any moro miserable than Chris tines do Ingersoll anti Mrs Rllzabotli Cndy Stanton anti Herbert Spencer wore great Infidels who havo lately died one aged one and ono about 70 and nobody has hoard anything about their dying miserably I want to bo good myself and I want to do 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Williamson Elizabeth Ne port Ky Pd Williamson Mary K Newport Ky 1atPd Willis O Montesana Wash Wineman A Greenville Miss Wlnkelpleck C Lexington Ky Wright B A Los Angeles Cal Wright R Denton Tex Wyscarver T J Cincinnati 0 A COMPARISON OF INFIDELS 1AND CHRISTIANS in Attica Ohio a Baptist preacher 1named Lo Bloud has written an ar tide to a paper of his town in which appears tho following Now and then we find a man has got the Idea that there Is something distinguished In not believing In Christianity He assumes that it is 1only weak minds that accept religion any kind and gives for his reason 6why ho docs not believe that he has moro intelligence and knowledge than those people who do believe I want to put these questions to such Why is it that the mpst in teljlgent non in the world ha been How do you oo t for Challoomngu H per Hale and Boyle were melrwhoso Intellectual renown has filled the world Wero they weakminded m any They were all Christians How about Newton Pascal Cor noil Wesley Luther Calvin and Raft Williams Wero they men Ignor ant and weak minded Was Wash Ington an ignorant man Was Lin so weals minded that ho believed God How about General Lee General Grant Garfield McKinley be- Ing Christians Were they Ignorant that they knew no bolter than to follow tho Lamb of God Are the presidents of our great stitutions of learning weakminded There aro very few of their old number but what are Christians How about Daniel Webster Daniel Webster leaves the following testimony 0he faith In the religion of tho savior his Of course what any man or any set men believes about the Christian said religion does not provo It true false but It Is always easy for Infidels have Christians call attention to a comparison of tho men who have lIeved In Christianity with those who have not believed in It In this comparison we Infidels are willing to leave out all Whose Brea- Mgood men and womenthe great and best known to history who before Christianity startjed or Ilved in heathen after moro Christianity started the equals of call whom intellectually and ornlllYkn never lived in any Christian ryJOf the most Intelligent Christian people In Lexington there Is not ono me of ono hundred that knows who the Athanaslus was or can tell within 1000 Jority of when he lived and nelthe- Le Bloud nor any preacher in Lex ington knows what was the only distinguishing feature In the life of 1AthanWlushisNobody knows when ho was born he died A D 373 and the onlup atremarkable thing In Its history is that is commonly supposed to bo the author of tho Athanaslan creed while remarkable fact fB that he Is not UoxIwhohTo only good ever attributed to Is that he was tho author of one various creeds 0ChristiansUntil the Athanaslan creed In theWafl part of the century all Chris eachthought Jesus only a good man chimv never Lbf J f J jlf V Wr Charlemagne was only a great war rlor and was a Christian hut history knows nothing of any good that ho ever said or did Hcrschol was a valuable man and his slater Miss Rachel was n valu bio woman They were astronomers and I suppose wero Christians do not remember ever to have heard but think it possible that they were not Astronomers are not apt to be Christians I do not oven know who Halo and Boylo wero Tho most Halo was NaUian Halo that the Ish hung as a spy As to Newton the solo distinct of his life is that when he saw an np plo fall out of a tree he said It was the attraction of gravity that made It fall I do not seo anything great Intel loctually or morally about his sayln It He had the distinction of being the first to say it because nobody was fool enough to say a thing tic everybody knew do not know any thing about Pascal or Cornell Wesley was a Methodist preacher slaverylU lIesor awiggna g in Switzerland the place on the wall of his room where 1ho threw his inkstand at the devil hatimeanerwever He was 1rho son of a French strumpet and burnt Michael Servetus a preacher Uio stake because old Mike didnt believe all babies except Pherbyterlan helliwas Presby terlanlsm tho vilest of all the rellg IiIons known to history Rogers Williams was an excellent man and I thInk was Christian Lincoln was an Infidel He emancl pated the slaves Washington and Leo woro Episcopalians and both owned Negroes and Leo fought to perpetrate slavery My opinion of Episcopacy was ex pressed by Los Webster of Lexington during our civil war He said am going to Join the Eplscoloplan church bbecause it dont have any politics or religion In it I dont know anything about Grants opinion of religion except that he said Keep church and State forever separate and keep that standing in my paper I dont think ho was first class Umber to make an angel out of never heard of but one good thing that he said and that was when Confederates surrendered that he told them to keep their horses and take them home to plow with Garfield and McKinley were Chris flans and I dont know nnyUiing against either of them and dealt know of any good that either of them ever did except that Garfield used to ride a mule hitched to n canal boat and McKinley let me out of the peal tentlary Each of them got to bo president of tho United States because ho lived In the North and fought his Christian breUiren In the South and both of them would havo fought the North If they had lived in the South and owned three or four hundred niggers like Bob Lee did Daniel Webster was undoubtedly Christian His distinction was aIwas a groat orator that ho used oratory to sustain slavery and that ho got drunk on brandy I dont know of anything that he over did or to make anybody any happier orWhen it comes to Infidels some samples are Paine Jefferson Franklin Lincoln Ingersoll Spencer Darwin Huxley Haeckel Bradlaugh Elizabeth Cady Stanton Irani Carnegie Shakespeare Byron Burns Shelley Edison Lick Tolstoi Hume Gibbon = Humboldt Bruno Galileo Magellan ark Twain Hugh Miller Tyndall Ethan Allen John Randall and beside these I suppose there are a dozen of equal fame that I cannot re from memory all of whom not to was Is to proclaim yourself un Holy known to the presidents of our great institutions of learning it seems to as that in the last two or three years newspapers kayo reported a ma of them as being Infidels tent UPr day the LECTURING FOR A SEASON do say that Sam Jones sold cotton at cents and will give has lecturing for a season One goodsit least has come from tho spurt the- which sent so many people to the wallLoxingtan Democrat The above is an editorial from the Democrat the most rellg say paper In Lexington Any ono him would see that editorial without mouth knowing Its source would suppose it I be from the Blade saying a low years ago Sam Jones and tho most popular preacher and people climbed oveUIQ other to pay their money toIJIa Sam preachthemoro disgusting low Aung fool talks stood In any pulpit but tho W tr 1 a I IIINOISJOENTRAL RAILROAD SPECIAL RATESt NEW ORLEANS AND OTHERPOINTS IN THE SOUTH edALSO TO KeAND POINTS IN TEXAS DAILY UNTIL APRIL 30 1904 CALIFORNIA THE NORTHEAST gVERY CHEAP ONE WAY TICKETS MARCH TO APRIL 30 1904 1fROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEP ARIZONATWICE EXCURSIONTHIRD TUESDAYS IN EACH MONTH FARMING IN THE SOUTH IsIssuingTennesseeMississippi Circularsmonth F W HARLOW-t DIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY IILAND IS WEALTH More than thatland is the source of all wealth The ratio whichoportunltyber of landholders in any State in the Union In two and ollOrtunltlcsloubledtion be eliminated Opportunities quadrupled and so Arkansasis supporting less than onefourth the population of Its vegetablecropssection In the country but flints only half the story cheapthatsgreat Southwest Illustrated literature sent on request DOLLARSU 1HiBiMn yFr p3 YQu TRAVELS CT AS CLOTHES KATY SERVICE THE5 fATY CZYERn AND KATY DH INC STATIONS ONE PRICE 5ecsLexington Democrat would not have dared to print such an utterance against him as that editorial ex anything Sam lone almost like slning against the Ghostwhatever that Isandt- o ridicule him or call him a charlatan and hypocrite marked any man one who reviled the Lords an would put up a great big for Sam to preach in and one when the rain was so hard that water poured In big streams through the tent saw the religious aristocracy of Lexington including a popular Campbelllto preacher who slues been in the lunatic asylum and laughed at Sams wit as thought It was tho host in the market One of those Jokes was to call fidels In Addles and another was to that Infiddles always reminded of hippopotamuses nearly all stood alone In all Lexington in that Sam Jones was a fraud a ruffian Tho Blade had 800 subscribers and printed about onefourth matter that it now dotty Now theI low water mark is 4000 andI most religious paper In Lexington about Sam Jones just Ilko do f tL 1 ONE FARE PLUS 2 For the Round Trip First and Third T of Each Month DOYQUR against THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED eALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink It believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until it empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches- It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudice against this llqulc u have to do is to think of th- edeathsof the suicides of the Insan Ity of the poverty of the Ignorance ol the distress of the little children tug wePln91and struggled with Imaginary serpent 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 J t