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Digital page images are linked to the text file. l t 1 I IIPrlCC1j 4 f Et TU tJ GTEUiSS BLADE1 TEDITED BY A IIEATIIEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MiORALSPUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE l i VOLUME XIII NUMBER 3 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY MARCH 13 E M 304 w 100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE issue for ono year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers cents each for five TermslOO per year in advance foreign subscription 150 Five New cubscrlbors sent one year for J2GO Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the hue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address vise this once giving your old as well as the now address send your subscription say I Swhethersubscriber you are a now or old The address slip on the paper will 1show cxplratlonof subscription and serva at a receipt fa the dale changes vMlf 1 Subscriptions to this publication are not discontinued at expiration unless so ordered by the subscriber The courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers received until the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered discon of publication W Short St Lexington Kentucky Entered at the post offlco at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayetto Telephone Cumberland Telephone 307 1THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED fALC0I10L tIbelieve that alcohol to a certain yrdegree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those whoa drink It believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm riof 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 I coming crime prejudice against this liquid All yu have to do Is to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping rt and despairing wives asking tread 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 i 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 alcohol INGERSOLLiKeep Church and State forever separateGRANT IInno sense whatsoever Is this gov founded upon the Christian religion WASHINGTON The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfldri WANTED Tho namo and address of every farmer in the U S that has a drilled cased well of contem plates having one put down hula Ross Co well specialists Me tuna Wisconsin 1ljrr lii 1i7 r RATIONALIST MUST SPEAr OUT IN THUNDER TONES AGAINST THE MILITARY SPIRIT By Josephine K Henry One of the most valuable workers for the caise of Freethought Is John F Clarke of Arlington Md Ills are ticles In the ijaltlmorc Sun and other papers are able and have such a ring that people read them in spite of themselves He writes upon vital sub jects that are of more value than much of the editorial stuff that Is served up to tho people by the press In the Blade of Feb 28th Ml Clark has an article on The Soldier that wish could bo In tho copIledUcndorse every word of this article and thank him for writing It wish these epigrams from Mrl Clarks article could ring around the earth until a general order of ground arms would be Issued Listen to some of them detest the soldier his very look suggests blood letting War will change a prosperous land into a waste The soldiers bloody work Is Cut out for him and ho works as a machine and as feelingly The army Is the breeding place of coxcomb marti notsTho bugle Is the clarion of carnage All martial music Is of the dirge dlrgy Tho soldier Is a farmer spoiled Armies aro kept up less for protec tion than to hack up national greed and covetousn hate the soldier tirend the soldier Il Is raid that truth la at the bolo tojfif4he well and It was certainly d twttum of Air Clarks Ink well when lie wroYernlfl article on tho sol filer h leuti rlg- htJ =right now for under the Influence of the Christian nations the whole world Is becoming a military camp The Oriental nations who know not the art of war and have lived In peace for thousands of years are being taught rebellion and Inocu lated with the blood thirsty avari cious spirit that pervades and rules Christendom The Prince of Peace under whoso banners the Christians march is Indeed a man of war and this Ho proclaimed when Ho said Think not that I am come to send peace on earth I am como not to send peace but a sword Ever since Constantino enthroned this spiritual leader the earth has been a battle field soaked with hu man gore Again the Prince of Peace de clares am como to set a man at variance against his father and the daughter against her mother and a mans foes shall be they of his own draw a perfect picture of the domestic system of socalled Christian civilization Tho war spirit engenders cruelty brutality and Immorality and since the United States has become a war ring nation crlmo and immorality have Increased to an alarming extent Let us rejoice that Rationalists of every type have no part In this brutal business The world can never be any hotter until it abandons its religious mantas and becomes Rational The American press has almost abandoned the interests of peaceful and useful pursuits to exploit tho war between Russia and Japan Much of tho war news given dally to the American public Is manufactured in tho newspaper offices Sensational news without a shadow of truth Is given to tho public for the purpose of bringing tho war spirit up to fever heat All tho leading nations of the world are preparing their armies and navies for arms is temporarily a cry of the past and It can bo truthfully said that tho nations of three conti nents aro waiting with clenched fists for tho opportunity to fly at each others throats Tho priest tho politician and the plutocrat the all powerful trinity of Christendom aro atone responsible for the appalling state of affairs In tho soldier Is tho Instrument used to carry out tho deep designs of this poor Ignorant tolling unthink ing people aro the tools and dupes of J YwML LlAI this trinity and aro required to lay their minds bodies and lives on tho altar of their country and are made to believe that It la their duty Duty to whom Duty to what Why should ono class of human beings exploit another class to degradation and death Tho men who do the fighting suffering and dying are novor mentioned whllo the Generals in gold lace and tho cox comb martinets receive Uio glory tho pay and a place In history The path to military glory leads through seas of blood that oth er men have shod No man ever se cured military honors that tho blood of his fellows was not the price paid for Tho old story war Is tho cur ious old story of cordullty and stu pidity the nineties of tho people marching to butchery to tho tune of a national air whllo the stall fed offic lids of the government or the autocrat who sets them to fighting remain safely at home What fools these mortals me Tho Englishman will seize his gun whllo the band plays Rule Britannic or God Save the King while God cares no more about tho long than Ho does about the microbe and Britannia will tako all sho can and keep all she takes and rule it with a vengeance whether God helps her or Marseillaise sots tho French man on fire and ho marches to death while a Napoleon steals his glory and lives In song anti story Think of tho Russians singing God save the Czar while tho starved stunted servile subjects aro crowded on transports and battle ships carry Ing them to tho front to have their throats cut or their bodies blown to atoms and while long lines of their fellows called political offenders dressed In white are by order of tills same Czar vanishing into Siberia to meet tho terrors of life and death that cannot be described The German falls In lino when the poles Watch on the Rhino OTrV f I u mand of one of the most tyrannical and conceited rulers that ever sat upon a throne become slaves accept harshlp and Insult and lay down their lives for a government that denies them liberty and a ruler who would get a trust on all the thrones on earth and in heaven If ho had tho power And what of our American boys As soon as the Stars and Stripes are flung to the breeze and a call for soldiers Issued the flower of the nation fall In lino to shoot down their broth ers or to seize the lands of Ignorant unoffending nations even if they have to burn their homes and take their lives When a nation that might be the grandest on the earth becomes so drunk with avarice as to play the role of tho robber and pirate Is It any wonder that murder holds high carni val and that official and commercial life swarms with dens of thieves The soldier Is his own enemy and the enemy of his kind but ho is the tool of the priest tho politician and the plutocr pMlfo are entirely respon sible for tho terrible condition of things In this world today Religion love of power and monoy have deluged this earth In blood pov erty and misery until among the teeming millions of earth there Is not ono free and happy human being Shame on a religion that for 2000 years has professed to make humani ty humane and noble and has been paid ten fold for the service that can present no better results Shame on tho rulers and governments that have no more justice wisdom and mercy than to reduce their subjects to slaves and make targets of them Shame on a commercial system Uiat starves and drives tho laborer and coins it millions from tho life blood of tho poor Tho soldier upholds both church and State and is the greatest bar and menace to tho happiness of tho man race All the gods governments and Grun dye up to this time have been man- made and wo have result No womans voice has yet been heard In the affairs of this world Woman has been forced by her spir itual governmental and domestic rul ers to submit to tho donUt of Innocence of happiness of health and of hope and of all that makes human life worth having Some day some day sho may arise In tho majesty her power and when site does tho priest and tho soldier will flee In ter ror before tho mighty Influence of the womanhood of the world against which they have committed such lieuv c0 crimes Not ono soldier in a thousand knows what he fight for Ho Is there to obey Tho human being tint obeys without question Is a machine and tho world has no use for SUb tools If we would make this a fit plffce to live In The priest prays to the God of baCUes for victory on his side If manIacn care hi itself In tho future as ho has done In tho past but lot It bo remembered IhiU tho live soldier is the tool and target of designing tyrants and the deiw soldier receives no more romem brspce and reverence from his gov ernment than a dead fly Iet tho battle cry of Rationalism be Ojpuml Arms Peace on earth good willto men and women too BI blosald that only It loft women out aallt always does only In a subject anfl punishing sense With Mr Clark say hate tho soullor and add hate more the tyrants that exploit him it the world will demand that those make tho quarrels bo the only onta that fight tho tyrants the porn pots belated titled gentlemen who nQtor were on a battle field the cox comb martinets and the man behind tho tin will all go out of fashion Lot Rationalists of every typo use their influence to transform the soldier Into a Humane and useful citizen Versailles Kentucky PREACHER PASSES THE LIE Hlorvalls Ore Feb 7You aro a n was epithet hurled at the htful of Rev Mr llandsaker of the Cl Istlan church by Rev S D Driver D4D of the Methodist church before afptarUed congregation Friday afternoon All present were pledged to secrecy bu news of the fracas in the AEiUiodist church here has Just leak out RrJaDrivorhad made frequent at t tit kls ennons UJl n the doe i We Crhistian church t elat m JlR 1lr Hands 1tkcij att ruled o llCUlOdlst churel day afternoon In order to loom minors ho heard were well founde He dlssapolntcd Whllo Dr Driver was in midst ofhis denunciation Rev Mr Hansak er arose and disputed Ills statement Hot words were passed Finally Rev Mr Handsaker declared that Dr Driver had refused to meet tho Chris tian church minister In debate upon the subject You are a liar shouted Dr Driver preparing to leave the pul pitMembers of the congregation arose and somo started to prevent Dr Driver from his apparent intention of coming to close quarters with Rev Mr Handsaker Here you must not uso that language hero ordered Rev Frank L Moore pastor of tho Mo thodist church In which trouble occuired The disputants were at last quieted down- PASTORS WIFE ELOPES Wlnloclc Wash Fob 21Mrs Ad die Downs wife of Rev Downs pas tar of tho Methodist church of this place eloped last night with Carl Alvord bass singer In tho Me thodist choir She bought a ticket to Kelso and Alvord boarded tho train without a ticket marshal here wired to the police at Portland and ho arrested them when they arrived In Downs leaves a husband and five small children Alvord leaves a young wife He was a blacksmith of this Plato and came here from Port land last June Mrs Alvord went to Portland to the homo of her parents today There Is great sympathy here for both Mr Downs and his children and Mrs Alvord Mrs Downs Is a good looking wo man of 35 years The family came from Wisconsin last year Mr downs had always treated her like a dog she says Alvord who was a friend of Downs now refuses to return to Win lock Downs would kill mo for Uils now that wo havo been found togeth er ho says Search my husband before he sees mo pleaded Mrs Downs when arrested ARRESTED THE MINISTER London Ky Feb 27A sensation was created hero today by the arrest of Roy Mr HIcky a sanctlllcatlon minister who came hero to evangelize mountains The charge against lUcky Is adultery his namo being connected with that of a prominent young women of this county Bond was furnished by his followers JOHN ALEX DOWIE APPEALS FOR PROTECTION Melbourne March tJohn Alexan der Dowle of Zion City III has all pealed to Uio American Consul for protection When tho mob broke up his meeting Sunday ho Is said to havo hidden three hours In tho organ lot Hereafter his meetings will be held behind locked doors 4 IS THERE A GOD IS ASKED MEHARD QUESTION TO ANSWER Ono who seems to ho a reader of this paper has written mo a short kind note in which ho asks Mr Moore can you prove that there Is no God l and tonor of the note Is that of a man who Is honestly seeking in formation on tho subject- It Is ono of tho most important and ono of tho hardest of all questions to answer and whllo have for ninny years called myself an Atheist doubt If any fair and Intelligent man can answer that question satisfactorily either to others or to himself No cannot prove that there Is no God but that fact docs not at all go to prove that there is a God can not prove that did not muidor a man last night but that fact does not prove that did murder one It Is very difficult If It le possible at all to prove a negative Wo cannot provo that there aro not ghosts and spirits and angels and devils and witches but It Is impossible for any body to prove that thero Is such a thing as any ono of Uiese though the existence of all of these Is taught in Biblo and comparatively a few years ago nearly everybody believed in tho existence of all of them Now nobody believes In ghosts In plural number but a large majority of the people believe In one ghost that they call tho Holy Ghost and print its name with capital initials Nearly everybody believes In spin its and In angels now as much as they over did Nobody believes now In more than one devil and there Is h die vision of sentiment as to me existence nf JthaUpno deyjl though many people who are iiuollifcBii gtxacrai inauutr believe in that one deli allude to him revenUy and spell his name with a capital Initial Tho belief In witches has almost entirely disappeared but In ono mat ter In Kentucky and suppose elsewhere there are many good and Intel ligent people who believe In witches and have known several men who claimed to bo witches and got money for their services as witches Though the word witch Is now fem inine theso persons wore men who claimed to bo able to find water with a forked switch of hazel or preach tree In every community there are pro plo who do not at all believe In any other kind of witch but who earnestly believe In water witches and they consult these water witches If they aro going to dig for water This belief In water witches Is confined almost exclusively to old persons and they are growing fewer every year but know valuable peo ple who will become offended at you you ridicule their belief In water witches Comparatively a few years ago cer tainly within my memory nearly every hotly believed In a God like the ono described In the Bible and thon tho time came when a great ninny people like Abraham Lincoln did not believe In a Owl lute that ono In Bible but did believe In a God ot some kind and reverence him As It Is now think that an monso majority ot people and espec ially Intelligent people do not believe In a God like tho ono described In the Blblo Wo cannot prove that there Is no such God as tho ono tho Bible de scribes but nobody can prove that there Is any such God as that and there seems to be no reason to sup pose there Is any such Godf Is the ono described In the Bible and It is cast ly demonstrable that tho Bible that tells about that God is neither true nor approximately or mainly true Bible Is beyond any reasonable doubt a tissue of errors from start to finish errors many of which are from Ignorance and many from bigotry pre judice anti purpose of priests to make mosey by Imposing upon Uie credulity of Ignorant- So that In any Investigation or study of the question of tho existence of a God neither tho Christian Bible nor any Bible ot any of the other re ligions must for a moment bo con sidered In whole range of literary trill cism there is nothing any moro con t i elusively and definitely settled than that the Bible Is not true nut the existence of somo kind of a God Is a question that Is not by any means settled even In tho minds of fair and competent anti conscientious thinkers though It seems to me that tho trend on this subject Is to clime mate Idea of any kind of a God from tho universe Tho Idea of a personal God a God with hands and feet and body and eyes and ears and bowels as describe ed in tho Bible not to mention ono very delicate allusion that tho Bible makes to his personality has now com pletely gone from Uio minds of all competent thinkers and can never again take possession of high civiliza tion as was once true of It nut there are people of Integrity and attainments and of Intellectual force who say that there mutt be some In tellectual force who say that there must bo somo Intelligent originator and manager of the universe When we get the question reduced to as fine a point as this we must for the sake of persplrculty begin to be strictly accurate and scrupulous e and logical with each other and If we are trying to find out the facts wo must divest ourselves of any prepos session and try to get nothing but tho truth and not ho influenced by any desire to show our Intellectual prow ess by beating our opponents In argue dictionaries know nothing of any meaning of intelligence except such as emanates from a human brain and none of us can formulate any Idea of any kind of an Intelligence ox cept such as proceeds from human brain or from tho brain or ganglions of some material part of some animal hotly Then of course and beyond auy peradventuro we must just at once end foreor cease to speak of the universe as long governed by an in telligence We may Insist that In inanimate material there la sonWthlpfr that more or loss resembles Intelll ii t1t us ntmivLuii uiu jul lively must not say that tho universe is governed by an Intelligence Apart from all this It is undoubtedly true that according to the highest thorities as to what Is evidence ot presence of Intelligence the phenomena of the universe do not indicate the presence of intelligence 5 As soon as a man says that he if he had had supreme management of nature would not have made certain uatural phenomena thus and so cr that ho cannot understand why they are thus and so ho plainly states that In his judgment these things are not Intelligently managed because they are opposed to his intelligence- We will then take samples of these phenomena that are fresh on our minds and apply our tests to them Wo will take Mount Peleo erup lint and Galveston Hood two phenomena that are purely natural and against which we couhl not rows sonably expect human foresight to provide and Uicn we will take the Iro quois theater fire In which nature and human agency conspired to bring about the result Any titan who would say that ho would have managed these things just as they were if he hall unlimited control of the affairs of nature would bo regarded as a fool or a cruel and murderous brute by all right thinking people and consequently In his judge Vint these great calamities to hue manity and animals were nelUior In telligently nor kindly managed Now whether there is something back of tho origin and control of universe that to a greater or less ex tent corresponds with human intelli gence cannot know and I dont see how anybody Is to know and tho one ly practical conclusion that cv como to Is that wo should aVoId dog matism and severity in our judgments of each other when wo disagree on this point In the phenomena of nature see many things In vegetables and evon In minerals that seem to Indicate InIthose tho presence of something moro or less resembles intelligence In man but I cannot say whether this quasi Intelligence accounts for tho existence of universe and for Its continuation and comparative preser allan I am satisfied that there Is nothing controlling this universe Uiat cares any moro for grandest man or woman that over lived than It does for a clod of dirt In Uio Iroquois theater power Continued on Pago Four r fDEMOCRACY r BUT SKIN DEEPCOULD A LIB ERAL PRESIDENT BE ELECTED Mr Moores nlco llttlo compliment In the Dlado of February 27th Is appreciated but I am suro that ho overestimates mo and I doubt very much whether I would mako a good lUes dent and oven if I would pleaso Lib crals themselves I believe that nearly every man Imbued with patriotic Impulses feels now and then that ho would like to be president just for a short time Ho feels that he would at least press himself In no uncertain tenns upon some particular questions Tho office of president Is not nn easy ono In some particulars to fill Were president many Liberals would expect mo to take as radical a stand as I now do forgetting that men must bo led not dictated to that you cannot legislate them Into your way of I president I would find It Just as hard to satisfy Liberals as IiChristians In fact it Is just as hard r or even harder for a Republican o- rI Democratic President to satisfy his own party as It is to satisfy the oppo sltlon and so would it bo with a Liberal president The art of govern- mentT or politics consists as much In managing your friends as your ene mlcs While I am compelled to smile nt the proposal to put me In training for the presidency and no doubt many of you also have smiled at It knowing how futile and Insignificant would be the attempt of a Liberal campaign yet I am frank to say that would like to be president not from ambition not from vanity but slm ply to occupy a position through which I would be able to establish certain c precedentsIt probably cost me my life and am not axlous to step out of i my skin but there are times when a rr man should not consider his life when sduty commands I president I would start off cautiously I would be most consen tlvo I would want to study men j and government for a year and thus learn the lines acquire a confidence t In myself and become thorough adapted to tho situation No man should undertako trade tnaUhe nas not arned evunrU 71 meanest Yet nearly every man thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all tradesgovern ment I should be modest therefore until I I felt that I was as smart as the smart ones Intriguing around me a Liberal I would expect to see an enemy In nearly every face and I lwould be one against the many Feeling sure of my position at last I would take an unalterable stand tor what seemed to me to be Just and Right knowing well that the masses t and posterity would give theso their approval Once having taken a stand the Intrigues might have their how The greatest curse resting upon tho presidency today Is the second term Tho president to succeed him self must begin his wire pulling and Intriguing bargaining and purchasing lying and scheming deceiving right from his very start the time devote to which scheming far exceeds that spent on duty announcfone in view as my successor I would then be free to accomplish my pur poses without official intrigue and b thus eliminating self my action could not be credited to persona gain I would stick close to the lette of tho law and if any class would protest I would tell them not to bother me but change Ute law If they dont like it But as long as It Is a law obey it Just as I do Consequently I would use all my Xuenco to effect complete separation of church and State There would a mighty howl of course but I would hold tho Constitution up to the masses and tell them if they do not f1I1w that article forbidding union of and State to change the stitution I would thus bring the attention of this article of the Constitution tc millions of people who have never read It and who do not know of Its existence and the people would be with What is wanted now is a little In dependent spunk in leadership Peo pie at heart do not like or trust grovellers and lawners and apologists Tike president who has tho grit to say his say who Is felt to be incor ruptible will soon have his admir ing faithful adherents Tho tendency of the age Is toward Liberalism and the fickle timid r masses stand ready to turn to Lib erallsm as soon as Liberalism as fearless leadership sumes a dauntless f As long as Christianity has a tool In tho presidential chair the timid masses will so Incline It ever a fearless Liberal gets In that chair It will astonish the world how tho masses will turn to Liberalism See the affect of the Liberal leadership of Italy and Gambettl In France The chaplain In the army and nav have to go if I could have my way Thanksgiving proclamations would cease Church taxation would be proposed In my messages and the reasons I should give for all such ion of course would be printed er where Everything the president would an would bo printed and some of Ule things I should say as president would bo mighty Interesting reading If should not succeed in carrying n single point I would at least ceed In educating the masses In tile law and as to their rights before the law and tho precedent I would establish In time would have the effect of leading the masses back to espect for the Constitution and waken the determination to uphold It Instead of going around over the ountry preaching to people to be moral and decent as Roosevelt foes I would preach to them the pur- Ity of the ballot and that it behooed ho laborer to send his represei Ives of labor to Congressthe mech Laic to send the mechanic and the farmer to send the farmer aaO the merchant to send the merchant and the manufacturer to send the manufacturer Instead of sending protes tonal politicians and millionaires The people as a rule do not Imow what Is to their interests and good hey do not know how to direct Islation They are easily deceived and landed The rich and powerful can eke caro of themselves would aim to get close to the people and be kind to them The man who came to tho Senate like Mark Hanna with the well pro- en charges against him of haYing bought his office or In any way corrupting the ballot would get no recognition from me I would not place hIm on any committee nor Inlite him to any state or social function I would make an example of every cor iptionlst of this kind and otherwise make propaganda against this awful crime which threatens the downfall of this nation I would oppose every appropriation and bond issue In which I suspected a steal I would expose every Imper listlc tenaDrnCY anjcilUHLr I would hit monopoly and the iring of markets hard at tho sam time I would defend capital A good rich man Is better than bad poor man I wish every one sessed at least of enough to feel himself independent I have no objec- tlon to riches fairly earned The leg Itlmate pursuit of money stimulate deavor and emulation and Is healthy The power of a nation rests upon Its wealth The happiness of the people upon just distribution of that wealth The mnn who does not endeavor to make- money Is not entitled to Its posses- slon The honest acquisition of a tune is a thing for any man to proud of I like to see people gro osperous and rich but what dont like to see Is the politic scheming and jobbery and the mono- polY which deprives the masses oyery opportunity to get rich Let every one have a fair show- ysa the man without a dollar as well as the man who has more than knows what to do with Dhl I would do a lot of thing w re I president The first thing would do would be to cut up a lot red tape I would go to market just as I do now I wouldnt have any tailed horses and a monkeydoodl coachman Id have an automobll and learn to run it myself BUt previous to taking the oath office would Insist that there be no Inauguration parade and ball or any ceremonies whatever smacking crowning a monarch I would wall or ride up to the Capitol alone appea before the Judges of the Suprem Court and take the oath of wU1Out kissing any book and making but a simple affirmation and make little speech that as High Clerk tho People and no ones Dictator 1Iaster I would perform my duties faithfully and do my best to keep the- other clerks at work and doing theirs fly one great aim all through would be to maintain tho simple principle at Democracy and oppose expose and exterminate all the secret and- malign Influences now constantly worlt to destroy it ever recognizing that in the government of men much- may be done by severity more by love but most of all by clear discernment and Impartial Justice whic- hpas no respect to persons and per- mlts no special privileges to classes seldom refer to myself In writings and I hope will be pardoned on this special occasion I have had purpose in thus outlining what would do were I president I claim that what I have hero said 1 represents tho true principal of ocracy and want to ask my renllers where Is there a man in the United States ambitious to be made IJresl dent would dare to make such prln clplcs known Where Is there a party outside at the Liberal which would nominate such a man or would permit him thur to express himself And yet all of them prate of ocracy Patriotism Free Speech and any man be elected Jn this country who was known to entertain such principles Nol Yet all classes pretend to believe In tho Constitution and tho Declara Lion and Equal Rights It only goes to show Democracy In this country only skin deep and that the great principle has yet to be contnded for and that it will require eternal vigilance upon the part of every pa trlot to maintain even tho little we other matter of a personal ture Mr Moore has been pleased to speak of me as a Thinker Like- wIse others occaslonaly pay me that high compliment While lap reciate It still I would not have anyone think that I think that I am n Thinker In the first place I lavent any time to think In the iecond Thinkers are very very rare ndlvlduals and I am not one of Ute arletles Tho Thinker Is one who construe who originates who evolves and am tot one of these In fact I do not snow of many Thinkers Most of who are credited as being Thlnke are Individuals of some learning and observation and scrutlng and knowledge of human nature and acqualn inco with tho thoughts of others and we may have a happy peculiar or effective style of telling which we ave learned but we are not Thin ers of any high degree We are rather Interpreters and stand in the same relation to Thought that the actor stands to tho author the play A great many people imagine that they are philosophers and scientists when they have B S L L D P H D and other appendages to their names They are neither scientists nor philosophers They have con ructed and originated nothing nre only students But to get back to the original sub when you nominate and elect me resident don t be caught like the nu iWfol Sou4iv ht ands before you know veI NO FEMALE DR Westminster Divine Shatters Old Tradition About the Heavenly Host New York Feb 23The Rev D lylor astonished his audience at Westminster L L yesterday by de irlng that there are no female gels in heaven Most peoples Idea of an angel said he Is of a beautiful white robe femnle figure peacefully floatln through the air I want to say there- are no female angels Angels are strong and glorious creatures rank- Ing next to the son of God and doing- His work CommentThe above with Its headlines comes to me marked in the Duffalo Evening News It is a sari pie of how Infidel newspapers get- their ideas into the ordinary newspapers I never had heard anybody suggest that there were no female angels but wroto It in the Blade at radon times and I think In Dog Fennel and now we find it in the pulpit The preacher makes tho same point that the Bible writers did namel that angels aro strong and glorious creatures and laerefore they had to be males and not women The Idea of attributing sex to gels in heaven when procreation must cease unless free love prevails Lercfor in heaven thero Is nelth er marriage nor giving In marriage Is too absurd to be promulgated anybody but a preacher and the Ides of having male angels or male any tiling else without females is too jr anybody but a preacher- I have repeatedly written In the Dlade that there is no account of any woman ever having gone to heaven I have seen no mention of that fact from the pulpit and It will be a d ngerous thing for the preachers tc say as religion ill depends upon the women but some sensational Bible banger will any It some time before long lelton Tex News reached here this morning that tho Rov Mr Sprad ley of Belton and tho Rov Mr Tur- nage of Holland while returning from- serVlces at the Creek Mission Sunday night were stopped by a crowd of men who took the preachers from their- buggy and seriously beat them The- trouble grow out of a man being pelled from church From the Chicago Cronlclo MAKES WAR ON BIBLE MYTHSI GERMAN PROFESSOR OBJECTS TO PRESENT SYSTEM OF RE LIGIOUS TRAINING Would Sift the Real In Sacred History From That Manifestly Legendary Berlin Feb 20Prof Dclitsch of Babel and Bible fame has againI como to tire front with elaborate ob lections to tho present methods of Imparting religious Instructions Into ho history religion Myth should Be Rejected Children should bo taught that In Genesis there are two divergent ac oiinta of the creation and that both ire tae outcome of Babylonian myth About tho flood they should be taught that the Biblical narrative Isal a restage of ancient Dahylonlan oihioro These ancient sagas should be lug out of the scripture books amI jiven to scholars at school or ex ilalncd Ii lacy are not a day w1l come When the grownup man will throw them r J over and more besides which ho should retain Opposes the Improbable- I am opposed to having schoolboys and girls taught that the narrn lye about the world being made In oven days is true or that there Is ny veracity in tho statements that man was made of clay that life was roathed into his nostrils and Ulat roman was mado of mans rib lob- ject to the tales of tho highest moi iln being covered deep with deluge water and about tho ark of Noah Only truth and the whole truth can make ono free CommentI am going to ask of leftaa of the ado that they will rake a special efort to get this ar tlclo to Christian readers I know that I say many things that arc severe and that I probably OL to say but in this case I am going to try to be moderato and conserv Uye There are certainly many bad men Christians and Infidels but there arc good men among hour and appeal to the good Christian men and women to help me In this matter I am getting to be an old man and l great part of my life has been one of strife about religion but want to spend as much as possible of the balance of my days In peace and In trying to make my family and m selt happy by making others happy and nothing but doing good can malt any body happy In this case I must look for th greaoor part ot my success to thai ViTtitrtiarib OOItomt altt conscientious but who are intclllgei too though it seems to me that an- yoneot strong good common sense who Is willing to bo fair and reasonable can see the force of what I am going to say I do not claim that Infidel props ndlsts including myself are blam- less for the style In which they duct their propaganda but Infidels arc not by any means all to blame for tho continual friction betweo Christians and Infidels and which friction seems to be hero to stay and to stay to the detriment of tile rlstiaa cause- Christians are continually flauntin Into tno faces of Infidels things that- aro calculated to enrage good and honest men and women who are fidels and as It is now there will bo am Irrepressible conflict between Ute two parties that will only be pro ducUye of biterness and uuhaplnes while with compromise and conces sian both parties or at least tho best specimens of both parties can mnce their own Interests and happl- ness German Universities aro the highest authorities in learning In tile ny bo answered that as oppose to this Gorman Professor thero arc loorned clergymen who do not agrel- with him but the Infidel rejond that the German professor has no terest but that of learning and truth to male him believe as he does wIllie tho professional clergyman has every mercenary Interest imaginable mako him defend the inerracy of the bible and yet even then there arc- many learned clergy and professors and presidents In colleges and unl versltles who are recognizing tin curacy of great parts of the Blbli The time has como when the raculous stories of tho Old Testament here alluded to by Professor Dclllsch- can no longer be accepted by the educated people of the country The newspapers are continually reporting instances of Christian schol- atS who are coming over to the del contention on tills subject noyor reporting Instances of scholarly Infidels who are going over or going- back to Christianity In time tills is bound to revolution too public opinion on this subjoot- and want to ask why It is that all slllgent ChWfttians cannot right- now Join with tho Infidels where the Infidels are plainly right and their fight against Infidels upon those- points where Infidels are plainly wrong as think they aro In some or possl bly many matters While the Christians aro about they should make a clean breast ol the whole matter and subject the New Testament to the same criticism- that they are giving tho Old Testa- mente It perfectly reasonable suppose that If the Old Testament has many and glaring errors In tJIero would be some In the Now Tes are doubtless many go thlng said in the New Testament both by Jesus and his apostles more Inculcated that Christians and In fidels should bo combined to practice personallY and to propagate The goldcn rule alono whllo it did not 4J r have Its origin In Christianity hut Is known In all the great religions hoUI thoso rider and those newer than Christianity la of Inestimable value to hurianlty and yet It Is bcyoni a mitt trine that there la rochlng tho Now Testament that are the vII cst that was ever written In any hool riomls- Tosus said that his religion should bf propagated by the sword antI that hR disciples should arm themselvcs for that purpose Ho said that a man stall hate his own family Ho laught Iquor drinking by example and by precept Ho said that his followers pander to men who had gotten their money dishonestly In order to get money from arose dishonest men Ho never did any work and lived on the labor of others Ho was not re sp parentSIte and fayoretl no education and said that pcople who dui not believe as he did hould suffer eternally In fire and brImstone Paul said slavery and liquor tIrlnl Ing were tight and that malTlngo was wrong and Paul took a most cowardly part In the murder of Stephen Peter was a liar and a cownrd and James was a good man and oyery thing that ho said was good What wo all Christians and dels combined ought 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Lead and Zinc practice Law In all Courts ISAAC H TRABUE 1Punta Gnrda P Apr e9 4 J CHURCHES INIAND CONGREGATIONS adIfourth annual meeting of the Bap Social Union of New York Rev usell IL Conwell D D pastor of Baptist Toronto of Philadelphia declared that modern churches are dying slowly but surely because of in difference of pastors and congrega irons The modern Chrlstliin church said is becoming submergedtrcause of laxity are Indifferent and congregations are tho time becoming smaller There too many movements too many shoots and differing phases of cre Tho result Is that the parent church Is dying The only reason that t young man goes to church nOwad Is because ho knows that his b girl Is there The Y M C A Is more prosper outs than the church because It made attractive with Its books a gymnasiums with a true Chrfstl spirit with hospitals and colleges t sectarian spirit la waning Men w make largo endowments are a rule stipulate that tho Institutions they help shall be nonsectarian If the ovchurchto tile first teachings of Christ The above Is In several particula- exactly tho sentiment of Infidel pr agandlsts regarding tho Christian re ligion and some of It Is quite con trary to what wo believe and teach 1log Is It not at If each of would make all the concession we reasonably and honestly can woOf could come together and comb noly our efforts to do good and quit ourI disputing about supernatural and un natural things I would hardly say as much against the church as Rev Conwell does I forThonot slowly It Is dying verye almost dead If we are cajudgeyears ago The church has beenco wilastandIn Its practice 1y5FlutyraththacolUandm tllanguages 1lationsa lieves in the Infallibility of the Bible Regarded In that light the church grisshInl tlNowupon preaching the gospel to attract attention and Interest They preach hafireswars and tell whether they are for the Japs or tho Russians There areg also many sermons in which UIlIe preachers teach tho people that lYhisare not to believe tho Bible Is infal- ble as they used to do Chaplains Congress and In State put Into their prayers political ogierolling for their special viewsturpolitical measures and the IItlseoar topics for their coming sermons mt nobody ever saw one of these wherea a preacher simply published thatteawas going to preach the would keep people from going church and give such a preacher ti reputation of being a mossback and a the church Is paying more and moro for Its preachers They must be handsome mon who dress In taste and wear nice clothes and must be graceful orators tins men attractive manners and they must be popular In fashionable society The churches are being built fin and finer all the time In America aterl least and they are paying more and more music Instrumental and voralof and for flowers and the church is all tho time getting to be moro and wriagodress and jewelry and In this sense tho church Is more allvo than It has ever been The church as much as ever not more than ever because that would whereh abltheknows his best girl la to be thero anti Is the placo where tile papas and Tiio Comammasago to a suceesful Issue the aUalraac of tho young man and his best girl Except for theso purely secular auxiliaries tho church would now absolutely a dead one but wl them it Is an exceedingly live corpse I am not condemning peso things so much as I am Instating that yEare not justly to bo set down to the N m credit of religion when wo are esti mating tho churchs Influence u lOllJ tho World lava music antI flow and fine oratory and lot o my best girl both before and otter taking and simply say tho Christians should render Into Caesar tho things ore Caesars and unto Ooh tho that aro Gods and think that ar owns a majority of tho stock In tho church eNow I will geUstcase Ho alludes to hooks Byron as hehasIng neither Jesus nor any of his apast ever said a word or wrote a lino encourage education and none of hashopl or y ue that tho first hospitals were built theallnnroevedand the tlhotat cou cost out by relig iieston ono nn having been cast out of nn Insane man or two Insane menthe actor nfBad dIsagreegot Into two thousand hogs themsely1tees hoIt and his apostles ever then even heard of gymnasiums they were In connection with tho athletics of t heathen Greeks and Romans NobodI er heard of any such things among Jews ChThelasopthan by no means anything like go back to the first teachings atywn usamall the follies of the age hnbeeknow of any that are moro Irra tional than the gymnastics of the Y M C As and the base hall foot and nB basket ball of our colleges and universities They are develop if they develop at all muscles and energies and powers which there Is no use In prnctlcalJ A young man who can command good salary as a base ball player nnot cut stove wood or turn a ndstone or drive a hog out of u rn field and though he can hit a th a bat he cannot hit a nail on ad with a hammer and will mat s thumb and cuss tries to de Ifheq There Ts no town that has In it lege male or female that would give to all of its students health and valuable employment for It would be willing tp pay iland of the cost of and C A buildings would buy s ound for farms and gardens and ops and tools where boys and girls work and do sometmng heanos and valuable with a tytho of the bar that theso young people under cminternalve come in with people stralnlnr in unnatural positions In tad JjAwith a muscle on him that ton years and thousands of dollars hln andfnplow a row of corn tho can stand on his head am n somersaults but he cant thlllho 111zzyercan ar ind In a racing boat but ho cant pull and crosscut saw he church with Its Y M ching Is y that exercise In cymna slum Is all right and dignified but witli thinofigtheir a young man i ROME CON FUNfitIt Is the desire that Dr J B WI Freethouglerto be held lc Rome Italy fie September Dr Wilson Is preside the National Liberal Party and Is qualified to participate In tmhismlenprlthowrite Huch a bookwThe 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eighty years of age now hloostill has tho fire and eloquence brenldngwa hefigs Lovo and Nothing Else heSince then as the years have pass dlInotoolChrlstsshall oat die but sjall kayo ever ting life In their literal sense anl1I foroerLnlerElijahIIIway and has since devoted portion of his time to work KentuclrBrcther stilnthehheight IIreachedhishas just finished n meeting In tl fronWashlngtcnKeattyvlllo to extend throughout the rlngfeous region and It Is possible that mJalnLexlngtaIs no starthas or atSta11forll lon gnaPlnlCottagoI have naming against Walton would not say co If Tad becauso boltmsbeing civil to the Blade and b tho way in its Issue of Feb 27 und tho head Another view of tho ers else has one of the very strong editorials have over seen In anj newspaper anti have been seeing yearWaltons hrlnrOarnesmans little organ all to Lexington ratgive all three at them antfor tho balance of their lives he would mate money by It foi ire Ieftons fortune for him Twenty years ago Brumes woullih mohegl ani nil hotels of Lexington all vied wit each other as to which would have the of entertaining him for nothing his anl1s the same was true in Louisville every other town in the state be Ides and ho was furnished with mnnJa to take him and his famlllc around was AIwenthim and putting her tartans at dlsqosal and my first cousin John II Morgan fnrufshl thorn thousands of dollars nUll dyl tillouslnswent to a lunatic asylum crazed by tart Harues preaching and died from It ng t lmdDgafrozen alII women it wetbe blindsk e livee prfit war freUarncsJames V14 as his authority this and tho Courier Journal till Influential newspaper In the arise boprintingnoel true and saw with my a eyes finely dresser men and women all over that theater rise In 111werobecause of the miracles they ftHall nessed thero and then sees All that time stood alone saying ilea aftImowknave or a combination of both andth wns mot on the streets of Lexington tory a Christian and Insulted and jlNown deserted until ho cannot Jlreachme where In Kentucky except nt for pinto where the rich preachers will InllmonoyBasses through Loxlugton with none poor a S do him reverence HOW THE JAPRUSSIAN WAR INFIDpdnTho wile bolwoon Japan and itu setatin soonis very brutal and Irrational am reminded of tho Shnkosper ono areW lorIn good everything Tho good In this Eastern war that It will moire Infidels by the- Ca mil lion It Infidels would only use lh money and their cnorgy to prom Infidelity as Christians do to prom Christianity the Christian rehigi would bo a dead ono In n very short time but there Is an army of prie and preachers who make elegant ings without lobar by teaching t Chrlstlnn superstition while the lldcls are practically using no money and no energy to counteract the ence of the clergy and n perfect fraud with endless money and sensing zeal Is holding Its own agah 0tat the greatest truth In the world that stDtone one of the only three In the rathole AitKiv is tell to struggle existence all the time saw nt Jerusalem tho Ihtssia tho most depraved and most Ignorant king people ever saw their men being tar Inferior to the Negro Aomen of Kentucky just arrived In city and so boot on getting to take tomb of Jesus In the city vhen there was probably his re tomb outside of the city that th looked neither to the right nor left at anybody or any thing so eager were hey to get to that tomb mill kiss isP rocks and bo present when fire should come down from heaven n Easter just as It did at Pcntacost and Just as It still does every year at Easter and in fighting for which fire a few years ago to burn them selves and their old dMy clothes to be worn as tokens nnd charms they killed over a hundred of each tit er a few years ago Since saw those people In toastern tho most devout Christians arth with whom even tho Roman Catholics cannot compare that same tajt ligion by murdering Jews becau t aywomen and children simply because the Jews do not believe the Chris tloBibltve murderedthe Canaanltes beatu n the Jewish rellg rill hot believe that God cdnu JonI w5v t tatet u mountain half wafgr- OUndtnd there with his finger tables of stone among Jews and inn s to this day the ten ccmmam meats some of which ore very silly San Now these Christian Russians have one to war with the heathen Japan se the Russians all the time call ng in prayer upon the Christi Cod to holp them and the Japs doh praying and asking no nsslsto1nc- lIt any Ooh except wooden got they made themselves among the low orders of the Japs and yet tin laps one of the smallest of nation all the time whipping the Rus Ians the largest nation on earth It the conditions were reversed anc taps were Christians and th ussians were heathens every pulp religious press In Christendom 1alsreligion against the heathen Infi delHConsulGeneral to America discussing the war with some rUchida said that In the naval on sagements In which the Japs h etitFIndicate nothing about am that the Christian God was tal In the war but ho said that ache greet ninny Russian soldiers were to death that was evident ThIndTho Russians live in the colIIJcountry In the world and the Japr In a warm country and yet In i ever between the two the Pussians to death while the lops do nut low can any Chrlstlnn rensannbl 1andexpect that when Christian mission go to Japan those people llLouts persuaded that God loves CllIlsane and hates Infidels Ilrltlangauge than 1rofossor Ty over proposed and eelholl that Christian prayers for do not help It at all annD all tits calamities of this year most disastrous in American his our Christian president will nextat Thanksgiving day call upon us all del Jew and Christian alike to It at tho churches anti thank God the blessings of this year and wo live all still halo to pay for clinic to pray for our army and navy leiThero 111s wnriu ChrlUlan religion Is not off tho map of the world In use year nnd that Is tho InOd not nsa liolr mutiny to have hiltIonol1l1 much inonoy as the same number of 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dealer who leads de serves you favors Correspond with tractTheismmanent now at No 110 N Kenslng aveniip LaOranRe Cook county OTTO WETTSTBIN The Best V Yet Contnlnaatulipalnaadoaayre9dingtro3lse tboerlllllitlghonnlns ilumeabout tbarelatnwottheeexrs customs ores and withoriginal out Mrllnc ttinrpiiioni for mvlaleformt ncvly rerbe pnlarprd and heart to plain rdk liberalmindedperlence Nearly of farmer acn nook for curious people ands dribatetolljcolorit roPrice bound 1fullfor Motherpici Illustrated cloth bound by mill lberican reprint of The Wife and Mother an to dato workadded Illustrations the text twelre enRravlnfsfor this country Foote Jr ItlU IU L St tare THE BEST LINE l o TO ct Chsalel JenolrLou1lleRatldny ONLY LINE TO TH- EFAMOUSIEALTILQT OAQTc J I Th- I 1 CANT WE ALL SOME HOW GET HAPPY BY DO ING GOOD Tho main and most rational mit In llfo Is trying to get IJnpJ nnd yon how to bo happy discuss rationally Is a thing that wo mrcb soo In any hook or newspaper It seems to mo that nobody is hnp py I hnvo just ns good a chance to bo happy ns anybody so far ns I can judge and yot I nm not happy In nn very high sense of the word- nm satisfied from my obscr tlon of people that neither wealth nor fame nor wealth nor personnl popularity nor high social stnncllng can male lIfo woth living unless wc are happy at least tho greater part of tho time- I believe that religious suporstltli llko nil otlior error is a source of unhappiness but I am convinced that if wo who nro laboring against thnt were to bring the whole world to our views on tho subject we would not he a bit happier than wo are now nnd vpmuch put out nbout it because we would have nobody to quarrel with on that subject What then are wo trying to do and why are we trying to do it when wo feel that the accomplishment of our purpose to destroy the Influence of the Christian religion would lea better off than we are now hItseems to mo then that the great ost thing and the most profltnb that wo could discuss in this paper is the question as to how to be happr never knew of any newspaper that was conducted for the purpose of tolling people how to be happy ex rte copt religious newspapers that told people how to be happy in anoUlr world If the people would give Ule Y1 editors of those newspapers thlr money in this world but nobody but suckers bite at that sort of bait and what mean Is some plan to make In tolllgont people happy In this world Is It possible that we can be hap py and If so how would wo go ahcut it It seems to me that any man or r man ct good common sense would and ought to do just anything that would male him or her happy or Ute nearest to bo happy that they thought they could get regardless of what lt might be Why shouldnt tHey do this for what can bo of great r p2rtfluco as bringhappy If a pcor modest retiring bar I working man at common labor on a farm or in a shop Is a happier man than the man of millions of dollars i who is proud and Influential and hon ored by his fellow men is not the manlj one us can hlmsol or herself get from personal obse vation nnd personal experience all the facts about a matter of this kin I any morn titan we cnn about any oth or very Important matter but In otll or matters men and women give their experiences and their opinlor and each is very apt to contrlbul something even though It be aver little to the aggregate Intelligent of all nnd in this way about other matters men and women become formed and why cant they do thl about the matter of being happy I am not even certain whether It Is possible to be happier than we ord narlly are and if did know that this wns certainly possible I would not know how to proceed to be happier but I am strongly Inclined to the opir ion that it Is possible for us to he happier but I dont know how to go about It and am not encourage to try It at all If I am not assured tha could in some way be happier that am If though we should get to dls cussing tills question and find out Um an immensely preponderating sent ment is that wo could somehow happier than we are I would foe moro encouraged to try to find out what we must do to be happy and each of us making suggestions Iron all over tho country and from men and women in various conditions of lire believe wo could got together to bo told through this paper or other paper that might want to try it an amount of Information that would help us all It seems to many of us doubtless that If wo could be great intellectual champions of our views and attain tho famo that has been attained by those whom we most admire that we would greatly enjoy tho distinction that it would give us and doubtless if I thought I could attain such a die tinction as Herbert Spencer for in stance I would tell you now as belllgi my best Judgment that bo any happier from it than now am and do not suppose that Spencer was any happier than I am I suppose there aro thousands yen millions of people in America who say they would be perfectly happy If they could only have good health Now for Instance I can say to all of r t Hint dims of people that to Hie hlJlt of my knowledge mill belief t I1cor know any one who for my whole lire now In my sixtyseventh year line hall more perfect health than I have hnd and nm strong and well and ncthe today sloop well every night and am hungry for every meal the whole y oar around mill to tho host of my jmlg anent have ns good n wife and chll dren ns anybody has but nil of these do not make me happy am some In debt and wish I and my family all out of It but recollect distinctly when neither I nor my family owned a dollar and I had money in bank besides I was not nt nit happier than I am now It was for nearly fifty years of m life n cherished dream of mine thnt would some day go to Palestine amI walk In the streets of Jerusalem nnd go to Egypt and look at tho pmmhls and the sphinx nmt tho Nile and er wonders of those wonderful countries though hardly thought It was really possible that could ever W and yet It seems almost like a miracle that a number of propltlo things conspired to male It possible for me to see all those things der the most favorable circumstances and while I would not take a prett handsome fortune for my privilege of seeing them and the memory of Ulem will be food for thought to me It now seems for tho balance of my life and have been ablo far more than I had Imagined to contribute to the entertainment of others by telling what saw still there are many hours In my life when I am sad and troubled and none when I am perfect happy and what I want to know for myself and for us all is whether Is possible for mo to be happy Let me hear from all you about It oven If Its only a few lines on a pos card and let us see if we can lect nny practical information on the subject IS THERE A COD Continued From Page One that governs this universe If there be any such power cared no more for loving mothers and Innocent children than it did for the rats that burned under its floors and foundation- It seems to me that the universe has existed eternally but I cannot ful comprehend the meaning of own language Iflt has existed eternally no ould have created at any time but when tho question gets to It ibecomes unthinkable to me nnd do not know what to say except hat we must not dogmatize and must e patient with each other THE RED SMOOT CASE There Is much that Is valuable In ho Reed Smoot case which all could earn to their profit if they were dls Kscd to learn now truths about re iglon just as they are about other mportant things Here Is our government parleyln with the Mormons about their right to practice polygamy when of course common sense would dictate that the fact that a man lives In Utah give him no moro right to practice polygj iy than if he lived In Kentucky The reason why each man shout not be allowed to have more than ono wife at time is so obvious thatI we aro not called upon to make the argument on the subject But Reed Smoot and Jo Smith have the first two wives and the latter five wlvos and with impunity make this iatement to the highest civil author Ity and the government can not con stonily punish them because the claim that their religion allows and they are Christians too and yoi cant stop it because the law of land grants religious liberty to tho law being generally construed mean that a man must have some Idnd of religion and that a man m matter how good his morals and cltl inshlps are can not come under the provisions of this lay unless he has some kind of a religion No Christian can consistently gc to Jo Smith Jr and tell him that he Is committing a sin in having five wives when Solomon the inspired writer of tho Bible and by the Bible clIed the wisest man that ever lived had 1000 wives and concubines and Abraham the father of the faithful hud two wives one white and one member of the Senate Committee in argument with Smith quoted from tho New Testament A bishop must bo tho husband of one wife- and Smith said that meant that bishop must have one wife und m- ahae as many moro as ho can get and- the report says tho committee laughed at the turn Smith gave It If an Infidel could bo shown hae two wives would bo sent the penitentiary with scarcely form of a trial or If I should meet- ono of those Mormon elders that reach In Kentucky and embrace or profess to embrace Mormonlsm nnll thou proceed to embrace two wives would go to tho penitentiary nil tI10 satire We have Jews living In LexIngton thnt are as exemplary citizens ns an living In tho town If one of those Jews should mnrr two women and offer ns his nuUiorl for doing so Uio fact that his Dlblo in which nil Christians believe aU thorlzcs polygamy he would be sent to penitentiary for taking his blble ns authority when there Is not a single line or word In the Now Testament that says or In any wa teachers that polygamy Is wrong Still Recd Smoot anti Jo Smith In Utah just as much a part of government as Kentucky Is can each have more than one wife and SmlUl a bishop says plainly to the Senatl Committee that he has children b them all and Intends to keen thew as his wives and they would not eel1 give me permission to have even two wives when they might do It wlUt perfect safely because I have not money enough to get another one have to be taken care of by the one have got Why Is this thus Simply because any and all religion is essentially II rational and any effort to practice It must produce disorder and absurd nnd Injustice The religion of Jo Smith has so won Its spurs In this country and ten to be such a power in this Innd that the Mormon Church has now to he treated with just as much can rautor as the Ephpal or Catholic Church and so far from Mol monism losing its grip It proposes to come to Louisville Ky and build a line temple there In which event Its religious services will be an rounced in the CourlerJournnl just like the balance of the churches And yet there are a million of us lying who can remember when a Cnmpbellite preacher named Shin Eligdon wrote the Mormon Bible to amuse himself ono winter ns he sald rod now Mormonism Is recognized b this government as one of the rell ions of the land all done right Ilere under our noses In the nineteen century and yet the whole Christian world say that tho Christian religion must be true else It never could hae rotten such a start though Chris danlty got Its start in one ot the most gnorant ages and most ignorant countries known to history Uls probable that tho New Test ncifr was not written unoki26 yoors after the death reap 4tg 0 Jesus and possible li it was not written until 1000 years after eath but for the sake of the argue sent we will admit that It was written sixty or seventy years after the oath of Jesus the very greatest age hat is claimed for It by any Chris Ian and that would not compare wlUt the evidence of the truth of Mormon- Ism that the Mormons could produc for tho truth of their religion In 1900 errs from nowITho Mormons could slimy from the ecords of the United States Govern rent which was at the time the most nllghtened government that the world had ever seen that in sixty ears after tine death of Jo Smlli Ule martyred founder of Mormonism when there were still living a lion people who recounted all abou the start of Mormonlsn and the kit Ing of Jo Smith the founder of tha religion the United States Senate the most learned body of men In Ute world discussed the truth of the Mormon religion and put It on record on their national archives that Ute Mormon religion was entitled to Jus as respectful a consideration as other religion in the world Still there Is nt n single Inlelll gent man or woman In the Unites States Mormon or anybody else who- does not know that Mormonism Is fale and a fraud pure and simple and yet he sees Mormonism making mpld headway right here in the high cst light of civilization and right the face of the Christian rellgon How then can any honest and In lllgent man claim that the existence of the Christian religion is any Idence whatever that It Is true DIVINE HEALER IS ARRESET- Belllngham Wash Feb 18E SmlUi claiming to bo a divine healer was arrested at Burlington Tuesday night Mrs Etha Peavy of Sedro Wooley who was found a room with him was detained there by the officers pending the arrival of her Is said to havo persuaded two married women a Mrs Pitman and Mrs Peavy to leave their hus bands In Sedro Wooley and follow him Incidentally Uiey were made bring along what money their hus nds pos esscd which Is said to have amounted to about 2700 Later the day Mr Pitman arrived and- swore a complaint against SmIUi and- Mrs Peavy for adultery Mrs Pitman having taken the train before his arrival for Anacortes WlIen marshal Young went to Smiths room at 1030 p m Uie healer open cd Uio door and was at once arrested He was scantily clad and Uio woman- hau hidden herself In turn bed Smith- was taken to JaiL J J SHORTLETTERS Admire Kans The statement of Joseph Clayton postmaster at All mire to the Blue Grass Blade nbout the lentil of A Spencer was not correct Mr Spencer for the past 20 years has had bad spells of Insanl and ho has attempted suicide Ahoul three years since ho tried to shoot himself but the cap did not explOlk and his frlemB took his gun from him will be 80 years old my next bi- tdayL W HUTCHISON Rookford Wash inclosed 225 for ono Dog Fennel the balance apply on tho Blue Grass Blade which some one has sent ire lor over a year thought I might as well get Dog Fennel nnel read It as would probably go to hlany how after reading the Blade J f ANDREWS De Valls Bluff ArlYour hool Dog Fennel for Charles Moore Rags dale has arrived for which please nc cept my lhanks It will be careful kept for him until he is old enough to read and understand it My husband and enjoyed Dog Fennel very much Hoping you may live to give us other delightful literary productk wishing and your good wife man long years to come am ever our sister In the Interest of reasonLOU A MlnnI was surprlsect to receive the Apochryphal New Tes lament tho ninth day after I sent y the 100 have only had lime to glance at It and read the preface hut am much pleased with the book It would be cheap at 150 think have the big end of the bargain at 100 want to thank you and for the promptness of Its comlnglIRS A LEE KansPlease send the carltoand will send tho amount soon Taylor is In prison and wants thn Blade as his Bible whole there He a Liberal of the first water It Is seldom that one of our kind of people ands In the pen for a real crime or at least he was convicted for as SQU6r El2H DladQllnd bilge Yours truly jvv llfAYO Kindman Ohio You quote In tho last Blade Thomas Paine as saying Trust In God and keep your powder dry I think It was Cromwell that said thatM F DEAN AnswerWhat I said to which yo mistakenly allude Is as follows Ethan Allen the Infidel General of our Revolution said to his men Trust in God but keep your powdc dr Buckley Wash Have lots of fun of you after all Enclosed find one for Blue Grass Blade ono for hog Fennel In the Orient id ono for ipocryphal Now Testame Like to see If Mary Joseph and Gabriel had any more racket over tine conceptlo of our friend Jesus We have a young boy here with lots of gall great reader and a good Freethinker too but has the hobby of thinking that Jesus was a real or his orlcal person and he quotes Jose phus or Josefus that he has written about him Ho always comes to an reads tine Blade and If you would explain In the Blade about Josefus ink he will tumble M GRAN Answer The only passage In Jose phus tint alludes to Jesus Is In An qullles of ire Jews Book xvlll chapter 3 paragraph 3 In my edition printed In 1839 the passage occupies 14 lines It begins Now there was about this tlmo Jesus a wise man etc Much has been written about thin passage but the evidences that It Is Interpolation as a Christian plant fraud are so many so strong and so varied that even Christian scholar do not now regard It is authoritative- I have some years since written tho argument In full In the Blade AN EXCATHOLIC TKLLS HIS EXPERIENCE- Mt Sterling Ky Feb 1904 Friend Moore Find enclose two more postals and amount for same It Is the same with freethought Voltaire was so much objected that his bishop refused him burial and today he Is honored as a savior by a whole nation Paine and Ingersoll havo more true followers right now than scores ol eachers put together Jerusalem had its Christ Franco Its Voltaire nussla Its Tolstol Iho United State Paine and Ingersoll and before two generations are gone C C Moore be honored as the savior of Ken- tuckY and although ho was not cru- cilled ho was attached in the streets of Lexington by Uio same kind of thodoJC believers that mobbed St Paul In Jerusalem Why aro you still undecided Will ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD I SPECIAL REDUCED ROUND TRIP RATES TO NEW ORLEANSAN- D OTHER POINTS IN THE SOUTHIALSO TO HOT SPRINGS ARK AND POINTS IN TEXAS DAILY UNTIL APRIL 30 1904 CALIFORNIA THE NORTHEAST VERY CHEAP ONE WAY TICKETS MARCH TO APRIL 30 1904 ROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION GLEEP ERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST AND HOME 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 la issuing monthly circulars concerning fruit growing vegetable gardening stock raising dairying etc In the States of Kentucky West Tennessee Mississippi and Louisiana Every Farmer or Homeseeker who will for ward his name and address to tine undersigned will bo mailed free Clrcu lars Nos to inclusive and others as they are published from month to month F W HARLOWDIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKYf I j LAND IS WEALTH Moro than thatland Is the source of all wealth The ratio of population to acreage Is the sliding scale upon which oportunlly Is guaged successs determined Cut the num ber of landholders in any State in tho Union In two and what Is the result Its simple arithmetic oport unities doubled in that State What Is threefourths the 11011II1aIItion bo eliminated Opportunities quadrupled on Thats the condition in the great Southwest Arkan sas Indian Territory and Oklahoma This vast territoryrIs supporting less than onefourth Iho population of Its capacity Fertilea land where two yearly vegetable crops are demonstrated possibilities the greatest fruit section In tine country but thats only half the story The low ratio of poulalion to acreage makes land cheap thats the main point Theres room for success In the great Southwest Illustraled literature sent on request DOLLARS- For Tuesdays Qnthc QEO H LEE A Little Rock Ark p McGUIRE JOLLY T CINCINNATI OHIO l wUE YOU TRAVELS DOYCUR CLOTHES KATV SERVICE THE KATY FLYER AND KATY DINING STATIONS Smuts PRICELt you wait for another Bruno to Dont walt to bo called hack comei lot now embrace the truth you and free took me fltty years to decide which title would befit my conviction and when I have decided I will riot be afraid to tell It No church hush me have been a Roman Catholic for years was as honest about It as am now as a frecthlnkci havo became freethinker by oh scrvatlon statistics and tine deception on the part of the church I never heard of and never rend a freethoughl paper until August 1902 was raised Roman Catholic In tine strictest sense of the word I prayed dally and never got an answer At the age of seven had to confess my sins regularly every three months to worse sinners than was myself had to go through whole lot of foolery that did not understand was so completely up In tine faith that I would havo made as fine martyr as St Stephen was not allowed to read any books but those prescribed In the codex llbrarum of the church In that saw nothing hut the wisdom of God until 1870 when Garibaldi rose against Plus I tried hard to enlist with tho Pope at tine ago of flileen1 lint was rejected on account of the balllo of Monte Rot onto where tine popes zouaves were driven back and completely routed by tho Infidels Tine paper read in excused the Lord by saying God so willed It to prevent further bloodshed That was my first eye opener asked myself why God Almighty let an InfldeJ ONE FARE PLUS 2 the Round Trip First and Third of Eac l G P H P HOWARD P LECT AS a he It can a a a d wrapped a all IX It beat him and from that time I began to doubt and to ask questions and to dispute wIUi tho priests and pharisees nnd hut a few years later I began to realize that after all the churches Is nothing butt a now kind of alchcry to make gold of human sweat When I look at the happenings ofItine earth with Its wars famines earthquakes fires ann floods I am ashamed to even have worshiped such a fall to see the wisdom of him In destroying what his chil dren have been hard have been build ing up by centuries of hard labor especially when he does It right In tho town we live in The children cf the Ml Sterllg pub school were to havo a show of their own in the opera house of this city on tub evening of the first of Jan nary but as tine good Lord Is opposed to pleasures he burned It to tine ground the night before Ills children tried to put the fire out nail thnt so enraged him that ho killed two of tho firemen right on tine spot a noble deed for a loving God In spite of it they kept pouring water on tine three burning buildings unlll they had It under complclo trol But you neednt try to boat tho Lord you cant do It When ho saw that they unit tine flro out In spite of him ho withdrew andi went to Iris own home which happened to bo Iho Methodist church that day and ho put the fire In his own house but this time ho put it so high that the fire engine could not reach it and today tho tallest steeple In Ml Sterling Is lying In ashes EMIL FREDRICK b