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Digital page images are linked to the text file. i J fif BLADEA f East Main St I f EDITED iJr HEATHEN IN TILE INTEREST OF GOOD MOUIISprRUSII8D I EEKLY 8100 YEAR IN ADVANCEa 1 1VOLUME XIII NUMBER 4 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY MARCH 20 E M 304S100A YEAR t TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers cents each 250 for fiv- eTerms100 per year In advance foreign subscription lf Five New subscribers sent ono year for 2fiO Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this ofllco giving your old as well as tho new address ry When you send your subscription say whether you aro a new or old subscriber Tho address slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription and servo as a receipt as the date changes as noon ns the subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication dr not discontinued at expiration unles- so ordered by the subscriber The courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible 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 dlscon tinted Office of publication 155 W Short St Lexington Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington GUIIFayette Telephone Cumberland Telephone THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOnOL 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 ca contemplate the subject without becoming prejudice against this Ilqul crime All ytu have to do Is to think of deathsof e the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the ignorance o the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of wesplng and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It ha wrecked of the millions who have struggled with imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffold upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man is prejudiced against the damned stuff called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL Keep Church and State foreve- rseparateGRANT In no sense whatsoever Is this ernment founded upon the Christian religion WASHINGTON The divorce between Church Stat should be absoluteGarfleld WANTED The name and address overy farmer In tho U S that has a drilled cased well of contem plates having one put down Hills Ross Co well specialists Medina Wisconsin Myr r g r I iif PRAYING WEEPING EATING FLESH AND DRINKING HIS BLOOOD THE CZAR AND HIS PEOPLE ARE THUS PREPARING FOR WAR Tho papers are full of reports of tho Czar and Czarina nod nobles antI gen erals going from palace to mosque praying weeping taking the nacra ment eating a piece of bread which a priest ides os and declares to bo the flesh of a Jew who lived 2000 years ago Russians like Jews and drinking wino likewise blessed and which Is declared to be tho blood of hut same Jew all of which lamenta tine and sacramental shenanigan Is necessary to Insure victory to the Rus sian arms This Is a dally occurrence One report describing It says that The Czar took the consecrated bread aivl wine front the Court chaplain and attor eating the one and then drink lug the other he took some of the bread and steeped It In tho wine mid thus bestowed It on tho Dowager press the Czarina and the Grand Duke Ho thus mixed the bread and wine as tho Holy Church does not permit them to ho given to women separately The men only are per mitted to partake tho breath first and and the wine niter Rut tho women must talc thorn mixed whether be cause the separate partaking has hatl effect on the digestion of women or Induces wind colic or Is n holy privilege not to be accorded to women we can only guess at Any how the sacrament In any or all of its phases Is a wonderful mys tort With Kings It always seems to have a particular virtue when they have uloody business on hands At one of the great councils of the questionthe sacrament eliminated In the stool was still consecrated was soused logIcVerily the oucruirfDnt wfiotnr Lik stateethesa mystery greatest mystery connected with sacrament Is seen In tho effect It upon different people of different igions Whoa tho Primate of the Greel- church converts the bread and win Into the real flesh and blood of Jesus makes him Jealous hateful and vin dictive toward the Roman Pontiff When he by Ute samo process verts the broad and wIno Into the samo flesh and blood and viceversa When both eat and drink tho consecrated flesh and blood they ar ready to spring at each others throats This however may bo due to differ ence In diet When the sacrament is mixed anti digested with the garlic of Ute Italian it of course would have a different effect upon the spiritual na ture than when mixed and digested with the beans and black brend of the way you take tho sacrament mysteryThelargely upon the assistance of a bis doll all dressed up In many colored stiles and bedecked with costly Jewels They say sho represents the virgin In fact nas all the powers of the Vir glut It Is said that onco upon a tlmo tlie Virgin Mary appeared to the Russian St Serglus and In commemoration of this event they made this big doll to represent her and dressed giddy nns as ondto It and asked It to protect uis army and help him win tho victory Tlie priest In charge Is touching all tit slutflInvincible Tills doll Is to be taken to the seat of the war not only to inspire the Generals and soldiers hut nnsn cause Hero Is another peculiarity Although the Virgin appears to the Russian Saints and Is adorned by the Russians and although she appears to the Unman Saints and Is worshipped by the Catholics yet both the people venom site visits and helps hate each other worse than tho devil If the Russians win it will bo due no doubt to the Intercession of dolly tjvn they call tho Jnps Idolaters and heathen The Assassination of the Czarina A St Petersburg correspondent de class that attempts are being made a tho tlmo to put tho Czarina out of way on account of her Protes taiuism They dont want a male holr from her and twice the Czarina was Cdtrippedof till by rope pulled giving hor a heavy fall causing her to loso It mule foetus well lanced and nearly causing her to lose her life But Allx wouldnt dlo Now It Is said they aro trying to pot s on principal reasons for Russian b Yit t44k dlNlIko of her Is that while she emI braced her husbands faith for policy site refused publicly to curse the Pro testant faith as rank heresy s stnptarktimes This she refused to do and of course the priests were mad at this piece of disobedience Then again site was required to be anointed with hilioil In tho forehead hands breasts and foot so stated by tho correspondent In tho papers To all this wholesale anointing the Princes Allx llntly refused and per attired priest to touch hoe only on her hands mid lorehend mid this too made them very very mad The consequence is that they do not regard the Czarina as n Russian and a Greek Christian hat hold her a heroic and as heretics and heath en according to Russian law are not permitted citizenship so the Czarina Is not considered n citizen of Rusfria uponlainIn pregnancy killing suite heir and then they curse her because site docs not bring n son to tho Czar The facts are that she Is a horotlc and they will havo none of her blood to succeed1 to the throne To Be Pitied pittedbyhat admired Admired becauSo site had the courage and Independence of character to refuse to curse tho faith in which and the petple among whom sho was reared admired licensee she refused to expose her hotly to tho sight of priests The War Has resolved Itself Into n question of Christianity venms Paganism Husslnns are appealing to Christian and race prejudice mug printing out the bug a bat of the Yellow Peril What will loodiwomi Chinese do to tho world they nk if they learn mod ern methods of war are The Chinese are naturally tradesmen and agricnl turlsts peaceable and passive the last great nation in the world to Incline to conquest and war and It Is fair to as sume that If treated honestly antI trinity they will be less a peril than If treated brutally their women rat fished and assassinated and their destroyerWhatlilight to them Show me n race of people subjugated by the White Peril that has not boos exterminated Whoro Is Jim Ainorlwn Indian UIP 1m cas tho Aztecs thu Hottentots the Fellahs of Egypt and other tribes Degeneration and death Is tho fate of nil raewill be on the silo of Japan lie cant robe the side of n people which sera slnatcs which turns loose Its harbor pecueThe religions of Mohammedlsm anti Confucianism ore needed to maintain the equlllhrluin of the world Chris Vanity Is always brutal It Is a scourge and blight upon all other thought and upon all other people endowedevery are t In the Rimslan and tlie entexslon of Russian imwer will cast a shadow on tile face of freedom that will not bo ilited for generations to come J B W KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN LADY IS CONVERTED TO INFIDELITY havo just hoard orally of an In lorosting conversion to Infidelity It is a lady in about my age who Is Ions x that shall not let her identity bo known She and her fondly of brotners mad sisters are highly edu cated people and of high social posi tion mug are all excellent people antI havo all peen religionists for the utility years that have known thorn anil they aro about the last papl that would have expected to tun Inidcl Ono of the sisters Is still orotKix while another one nover Insone tiiom exprewed a to talk to me on the subject of roll ion Site says she believes In the oxlat JfSIUChllstld a that spa regards the Italy Glut as being quite glu tly SIll sorts she is much happier since adopting her new view of religion MRS ANNIE DONT WANT HER PICTURE THE OGUES GALLERY Mrs Annie Oppenhoimer of Clncln natl was charged with child murder tried and acquittal Sho then o niandod that her picture which wan In the Rogues Gallery should be re turned to hor and It was rotuscd Tho authorities dill Just right If a woman can even ho suspected of child murder It Is well enough to havo hvr picture tho Rogues Gallery and sho la Innocent It cannot hurt her My picture is In the RogucsGnllory ItlIhelp to catch mo as ought to bo Ilonoj tin RELIGIOUS EDUCATION THE THEME OF LARGE CON CLAVE OF PREACHERS AND TEACHERS IN PHILADELPHIA The North American Philadelphia of March has a full account of a mooting in Philadelphia of preacher and Christian Unclier of which one of tins Bpcakcra It will he the greatest religious educational meeting over held In America The North American In talking about It arts Conservative and Orthodox The tone of the impcrs was ovon stare conservative than had hues ox pouted orthodcx rather than liberal Ib nuts learned ywiterdtty that a MoUment hostile to tie Religious Education Association has found growth In orthodox qunrteni nnd It rats eald that an attack it to lip made on It at the Sunday school department Bfwlon In the First Hap tint church thiq afternoon t The tone of tho North American seems to Indicate thnt In these riots when a body of learned religionists got into a conference it fe not ex ueotod they will bo comtevntlve and that BiirpriB when thoy are or thndox rather than liberal It soeins to mean In plain worM If understand that In these days whon great preachers sad great col loge presidents get to talking we may expect to hoar something about re liglon that has not laces taught com monly heretofore but somebody that Incllnoa to liberalism or Inlldellty In that respect it scents tilt dellb eratlons of the holy disappointed eaudience It must be understood however that tills Reltgflous Education Association is suspected of some want of orthodoxy because some persons in seine erthodox quarters are gong tc auntie nn attack upon the Association The account snys fGLuthor Hasley Guflck of Now Yolk2tlkDa nu f1wl tnnir toiiat zShoiiJ Constitute a Scientific Uavis for Religious and Moral Educa thou and to What Extent Does Such a Bass Already Exist pleaded for dical reorm tn Sunday school teach ing methods Bettor equipped and more up date aril intelligent methods ho said are necessary to lift the Sunday school to the high plane as an agent of Instruction on which It should rest Emotion the Primary FactlHo suggested that the emotional hosts la the primary feat In religion and moral pedagogy He said further The foundation of religion some other thing that Intellect ual truth Sometimes think this generation it Intellectual rand We try to reduce everything to a scientific hosts when In the igIous education of a chun the greatest element must always be low Intellectual Instruction Is of tremendous Importance of course hilt the first thing Is to see that the character of the teacher Is such as we should want duplicat gotOanti have the proper devotion to thou subjects the rest will fol lowTho child does not adopt a truth by reasoning 10 why ap peal to his Intellect Belief something that is tindcrueath ro son which In many poisons con not he established or removed by reason If then rollgkm not to bo propagatod by menus that are In turnnt cari1hiregclue that In his Judgment there has hero a lack of Intelligence In Sunda school management and yet when cranes to touch religion to a child he teems to regard the tree of the Intel lect and science alt itangorotiS and be avoided and the emotional Hahn if the child must he principally solely worked upon It is a strange admission that the Doctor make that the foundation o religion nut intellectual truth The fcimntm charge of Infldete against Christians It that intellectual truth Is not the foummtlon of religion hut that Christians appeal to tin emotional nature rather thou to ro son nn Mruitlt to make converts their religion lint we Infidels havo commonly been told by the champion if ChrlathuHty that tlieur religion stood the test of criticism whon s1 Jected to Intellectual inv tlgntlon and that It was really and dcmotistra lily true Now cornea this learned Doctor of Divinity mug Buys the defenders of the Christian faith have nlinont gone raxy upon tho contention that rclig lUll Is a thing of Intellectuality and he speaks Contemptuously of tho Idea that religion rusts upon a scientific heels ule position of Dr Hullck is exact I if f l J ly that if nil Inldcl propagandists so far as know anything shout them Tlin Infidels have specially attack Id the first chapters cf Gencs ls and pace charged that these chapters won Inaccurate because they did not rest apt n a aclnitlfic basis and the answer until now of all great Chris thClfIlhnJIIrRdoed them Now Dr Oullck takes up the cud jet In defame of the Infidels anti scout tho ides that religion Is to br put upon a scientific hosts In the edu cation of a child and that the thing to bo done to make a Christian of a child Is simply to appeal to Its love It true that this seems primarily to he ailr cf teaching chlldron hut It Is plain that he extends tho principle to those who are not children ltitplpchml Instruction cf tro imuulor importance of course ins It Is not the fliU thing lie my piflliiy a child dees not adept truth by reason mug he then asks why npi eal to Its Intellect He seems to mo to sny that If you want to get one to believe religion x that It cannot he removed by rea son you must got religion Into the numl cf party to be Influenced by romp iiieane other than rrwion thai If you get religion Into ones mind bj reason It met be gotten out cf UK unte mind by reason anti that therefore It Is not sate to moire oariBtlawi by reasoning with them Dr Gullck concludes plainly that rellglrn not to be propagated by means tool are Intellectual In nn ture Dr CiuKck on this point occupies hp true pc ltlcc taught by lomir when he itld Except ye become as little children y cannot enter the kingdom of heaven That Is the same as to say If yon watt ben Christian you sariregard Intellectual truth and an olenti lie bawls and Just like lit tie child hope what told yc on the subject of religion without stop- pIng to reason aliout It and without stepping to enquire whether religion harmonizes with science This oertlnly seems to bo a very favorable state cf mind for the clergy o get the ecple Into preparatory tr making Christians of them hut In hose days cf Increasing intelligence utcple will hardly be willing to tits 0111lc1tiar CATHOLICS DCNT WANT GODLESS SCHOOLS Catholics do not care to have theft children contaminated by associating GodQem public oh ols yet you will find In every city that a great number of these children are taught by CathUle teachers Our public schools arc lull Catholics There ought to be a aw In every Strata In the Union that the BIble should he taught In overt public schccl Ve do not mean the special tenets cf some denomination Inft the Bible juet as it Is If It were not serious It would be nnniaiUF o hear Catholics tall sliest our pub iclo system as a failure whop superstitionChristian Companion Seme one sent me that clipping To sny Ignorance anti superstition r sac Is bad grammar which It was unfortunate to have used In com menting upon the Ignorance of others That editor thinks the tde shout be rend In every public school by law and yet this government was founder upon the principle that religion should not he forced upon any of its citizen Christians claim to believe In the golden ruleto do to others as we vould have them do to us If this country should some lIa tall Into the nods of Infidels wool that editor thinly It right for Inddhl- to late the writings of Paste and In troll rent In the public schools by law1 Anti yet Palno and Ingorsoll were both men who fought for the ment ntul the whole liiblo is oppose o any repuinican form of government iml the New Testament says Honor Chidunr der the rule of Edward VII of Eng end HCSS ARISTOCRACY ueIttt publlo treasury has Brett for 119un00 for new stables for the White House appraprintluIr u last day if February Thee roasrn aestgiicd aro that a number of Pi evident Rocsovelts horses hUH been pmotleally rain by ng kejit the old tables which are damp tail unhetilthy This reminds me that there Is many an old fires In this country who has yttutoand piercing rains bosses which havo added to tho wimlth of the na lion and to the development of hu hmlIboon the sldo of n strawstack or an old opcii ahu And It reminds mo that thoro arr thousands mad thousands of human holngt whose labors have added to the wealth of the nation some of thou geniuses their souls attuned to music thttr brains tired with the lire of paosy or with tho skill of In vention who have not oven a stable of any kind to live In to say nothing of a 9000l gloss Palace J W t z L REV Fa Ca- DILLINCMAM OF ENGLAND NOW LECTURING- IN THIS COUNTRY AGAINST RITUALISM nlIItlced In iiir churchos more con thanthatwhlclitheland ikMioiincing ritualism In a sermon at the St Pauls R church Cincinnati last night He tothePaullurlllgHinder March of Progress Reactions are always had be canes they hinder tho march of progress England has been fly thelast k ellUreland the noble clasHfS The nation has lost Its high Ideals leans Is not present In a wafer sufferingcharity and love With the socallwl conversion of paganism eating the very life cause the fashion The heathens cantointogorgoousritualIs conferred by material meatssuch as water bread etc From their many gods we oh UteiridolsVirginThis rdiedChrist had founded and for whichrt Imldd4etry had taken Its placer hTake Life Out of Church Oathnliclsin rltllnl1l1lttlth sactniro 8y reni moon nom Ing more or less than the poisonlM fouliLWithraised up other Pauls and once tt more tim church was purged of tidolatry Tint In England In 1833ythe High Church movement was istarted iUnder the ritualistic part the t f1titoninntzed t try Is so fashioned that It flour es lies in many other denomlna tjit jchllrchtiroAngllgle of prlestcrait and ritualism against the life of the Church of iChrist t GroolI1rltan afftCts t ThatIsillslitrTho knowledge possessed by Rev Dlllln ham of tho origin and general levlltry of Christianity Is not to beIktliscounted ovon by a well trail Inn Ills bravery In speaking It out dGuOdols In advance of many well read There is this weakness In him how aver he is blasting away at the forms of woiship but himself adhers to the very basic superstitions upon which titthe forms rest The only difference between him and the Catholic or High Churchman Is that they aro superstl tints with form and ceremony and ho suiierstltiuus without thorns The aim of tho gentleman however is Hud When people become so hangIhla laced and potticoated priest or up in the smell tlmt comes from his rely aunt effort that is put forth to tad people back to their souses Is to be conmmended- We all know that ritualism Is syno nomoiis with Ignorance and minor allay and degrauatlon and Intellectual servility What we most need now Is that ov ery man and woman who knows the si history of Clnrlstlanlty as wIll as Air Dillingliam does como right out holdly and denounce it altogether Wo want std novel brave courngtHxis men and a men to speak for tho fullest forty and free lem of mankind If we rlCodlngbacknoss DIIInghamSlit Tho able article of Mrs Henry on this subject some time ago ought to be sent to Rev Dllllngham Ho Is amollglrotlRtl1ntshow him that his rightful place la among Liberals tho true conservators of Liberty and Progress In this coup try J B l1l 1 1J 1 r DR 1 WEIR WRITES A THIRD LETTER WHICH REPLY Wlntorsot Iowa Feb 28 100 Charles C Moore My dear sir Enclosed find otter which please publish In next Issue stead of Uio one mailed to you on Saturday evening Pressure of business and the re quirements of tho church prey m y giving your answer a careful r ing before writing Uio letter ma Saturday evening This Is asking a good deal but will grant you any reasonable request in return If you will not grant tho request Uicn publish P Wlnterset Iowa Feb 1904 Charles C Mooro My dear friend Your answer to my letter Is about what looked forIt I anticipated that you would have more to say In reply to my letters than any one else I wondered If ever In your tuous attacks you overstated an thing Having these things In vi my letter was hastily written and words purposely misspelled The mis spelling of the word opportunity was duo to negligence You were fair pointing out tho misspelling of t but In your statement that the let terIIs written In an exceedingly bad hand and without evidence of knowledge of capitalization or tuation and that you had to cha it from from start to finish you if exaggFcrfor Honor bright did you not publish the letter Just as It was written If not you should have done so I ask for nothing better than tho privilege of atoning for my own sins and when my letters are sent to you for publi cation I ask for nothing better th anono to have them published as written Had you always done tills thought expressed by one enter would not have been entirely destroy edt as was the caso In my first loll er published nearly two years ago I waye attributed that to the mach cry Did print the letters of M rsfirst CIosz just as she wrote them we probably would find onlookers in stead of on lookers See article on Evangelist called down Who lives in glass houses not peep Into other houses I f portions of your anwser will no changing beforo it because Intelll ble or at any rate before it can pass for good grammar t You say Your change from theIcs Unitarian church to the other chur you contemplate joining is no char simply going ctc- NnwAwhatan carthdoyouurgQa ll A01 letter r to the word you making the sentence read your change etc You saysWell watch and see th your subscription dont run over the etc How shocking to think 1yon have spent five years In the pen because of the things you wrote with your pen and now after tinrlittle criticism without the making of e such an egregious blunder Let us expand your contraction and we havo do not Instead of dont Ya sentence will then read Well watch e you and see that your subscription ts do not run over time It Is needless to tell you whattwrong with the sentence Tho mistake was duo not to ign inco but cnrelssness So when a Ihrlstlan spells Ingersoll with one 4 nd Infidel with there is eviden J nothing moro than carelessness i In my next communication I ho p to give you a part at least of Ittsuming that I would not pay my srt scrlptlon Do you think all my ho or will be left behind mo now t shall try to bo more honest than be fore my confession and you show remember I was too honest to aces your paper for cents when I belle vtoed It Wile worth more You havo preached but the chances are you were a hypocrite and novel S knew tho meaning of conversion If a man is a man before going into the church ho Is a man after t Into It If he was not a man before going Into the church ho Is supposed to be a man after going into Uio chu- rchxliLay It not be that you know nothin- t about the wonderful help obtained through the saving grace of Jesus presume entirely too much My brethren dont announce my case t difkt They say I was Unitarian and a Freethinker The preachers of that church told me last summer when own ySspeaking of tho character maintain cd that there was more of the Christ i spirit about me Ulan I know Before the my confession we were organizingtytemperance club and T preaciier nominated mo for presides are and I was elected He told them he would nominate a man who was fear less and who would be found always up for all that was good IThis he told mo after repeatedly him that I absolutely reject sic his Christ sic and bible in Uie light to that he viewed them Do you think h re It would have done this If ho had garded me as an Infidel Later an other party a nonchurchmember that sic who does not drink and my had i self accompanied by three preach such t 1ers went to Dos Moines asi delegates to a temperance convention Do you t tnmk this would have happened had been regarded as an Infidel This letter has Its imperfections to but publish it as It Is Misspelling both bad grammar nor bad writing has anything to do with religion We use must to tho facts at issue Am not Verb yet ready to report in full but will form progive I harp much on the seeming contradiction as to tho manner of Judas death lire Clark malts all clear must say to you as ho said to me rend your bible moro and rend Jose plus and other histories In connec tinTOThe Jewish custom was to t n rope about the neck of a criminal and 4chump him over n precipice If Uio rope traits he toll and busted Another of my pets was In Don tcronomy where it speaks of giving strong drink Into him Urnt etc By reading you will find that a woman anti not God said that Another of 26mygenerations from David to christ sic glsoves Solomon ns son its givesliedLuke gives huh and In tho two gen oologies the only agreement Is In Uio words SalaUilel and Zarobabcl sic These things had puzzled me a great deal but Bro Clark makes It all toclenr Hell was the father of Mary also descended from David and Matthew gives the genealogy of Jo soph while Luke gives the genea ogy of Mary In your study of Infidel tlitl you over think of that expla nation Undo these answers If yon can and you shall have moro Yours truly rapeT P WEIR lowEnclosed find stamps for copies of last Your unwarranted atoftack on mo will make It all the bet tel for my missionary work InTPWrdsAnswerhad sent your other letter to be printed b Core this one came and- n will prlntTmtu of them ncPrcssure of business and the re dirageyou ct the business advantage a thing commonly done and often done by doctors The stars In your loiter as I print It indicate parts In this letter thatthatUio same as parts of the letter you mailed me Saturday evening n udntho parts are only omitted In t because they can be rend in ttother one If my letter was what you looked 1cement a reasonable Thai you for the compliment say here again that your first IYou was hastily written You said In your letter of Saturday that your letter was hastily written and then you say that you took time to write that first letter and you ex plained that you took Ume to do it a because you had a special reason which you gave for spelling some theearse words was oppotmnity to attentiongl the r linotypes use Instead of the old Ital when wo used to set type by handv ateltway Is Of course that may havo been true sounded like a He ot Now you say plainly tho ml atspelling of the word opportunity w pYoularge and surprising mistake and think the almost solid verdict will be lost you have lisle kagYourown letter heads on ruled coplurevery word of t from start to Ish on a pad of yellow paper that used in tho Blade office for wrappf newspapers the pad being made In he Blade office morursoma letter and Mr Hughes or some typoceyour copy ha written shoalCyour as you who that Is a question of opinion th take the liberty to decide when m InjusUcerljam now r plying had also various errors orsPlmatte them rlgljt let some of eatheliqtarsCOPg a taForprint the name of Christ with a small 1ck Pugyour error when you print tho nou Christian with a lower case c nn retain your Incorrect spelling Zorababel and put the sic after it was pcdifficultIt Just as you wrote It Youa want to make atonement for your sins I thought that was Jesus Job to You comment upon tho errors in articles of Mrs Closz that arc idently either merely clerical pographical r are so silly that they sal not worth referring to er Your remark Who lives In glass rouses should not peep Into other louses has no sense at all in it The proverb Tiny who live glass houses should not throw stones would have been appropriate for you thing quote assuming as you do that gers was applicable to mo You put the word intelligible In sta quotation marks apparently meaning mar there is no such word or that do spelled It wrong but there Is much a word and spelled It right truth Your comment upon my use of int- dont has some more appearance of mar propriety hot you are still wrong In urinal literature it Is not well and use either doesnt or dont though purely of them arc admissible Again it is slit more Inaccurate to knock tits negative singular form of the cannot doesnt for tho negative plural that of tho verb dont when you are In fessedly writing chaste English a j t but when you are wrltln the Amcrl can language ns sho In spoke you say That dont amount to a hit of henna and you do not say That does not nbount to a bill of beans Beside writing this newspaper I havo written three books My first book Tho Rational View Is written In English My other two books and my newspaper arc written In the American language with a pre ference for tho Southern dialect of that language When a toy I took a premium ata country school in English grammar and then studied grammar in Latin Greek French Gorman and n little Hebrew In tho Bible and when you catch me napping in grammar when I protend to be writing shomiff En shah you will catch a weasel asleep Your pun on the word pen is bad enough oven If skillfully used but with your quotation marks around It and underscored It Is too utterly too too for anything When I was editing the Penlten tlary News in the Ohio penitentiary the boys rung four or five hundred changes on that Joke and some of them that were pretty good but If any of them had been halt as bad as yours all the balance of the 2300 prisoners would have pretloned the warden to have him ducked con solitaryfinoment for a month Your statement that I was In the penitentiary for five years Instead five months la doing fairly wet for a ChrlsUan propagandist ta A little error of four years and sev neonishas ths Just came Into tho fold think that In a few years you will be such a champion liar that you will change you M D to DDYour statement that a Christian spelling Ingersoll with ono and Ira fidol with Is evidence of nothing wrongIthow to spell them You hMO now written me three communications making fivo letters all and still you say that In your hisnext communication you hope to us a part at least of the things led up to your confession And yet while thero are at le of us that are waiting to he he things necessary to lead us up to confession to save our souls out an eternal hell of fire and brimsto you Just for money are gnddi around with your osteopathic bone doctoring scheme rubbing tho ritetmatlc Joints of a lot of old men women who at most can suffer o few years How long do you expect to ho Idwthis newspaper Job any how I a years old and had hoped to live btltbFate we aro going now In You say the chances are that I a hypocrite when preached Your suggestion Is good T chances are decidedly that any man a hypocrite who preaches buthoonly argument that I have over ctoeionprncchlasreach Then beside I was your haIve y Infidels around then and I never hall anyItlnd Ji about troubles I saw In the go ible they were either liars or lg like your Bro Clark toobody had ever heard anyUhl about Bob Ingersoll and had to hoe andfig I y of body with sense enough to lead a we tiehypocrite too but I dont be Jt diomonodhonord his InatyeYrascalm be seew still studty proportlotot criminals In the world am most radically opposed uor and Keep standing in my pa r Ingersolls denunciation of it as damned stuff but some of the meanest men ever saw were Chris 310 temperance men and the great villain that ever lived In Ken was a Christian Prohibition ed bete from ihfas had a man as his health would rmit and the second Kentucky omuitlon editor was and Is as bad and man as his Intellectual capacity will fo tatIa temperance convention wont me Into trusting you for your take Blade when your time Is out down preachersd went did regard you as an Infidel and Then whats all this confession In prlbeenowning up to ItstrJBut thats the way to do If some field has been sticking to your nth this that ought not to have stuck the- I yourtement it and bad writing have nothing to that with religion They have very silver to do with religion because the the about religion Is a question elligence of and spelling and gram Is are two things that go to show whether or not a man Is intelligent loned as you are opposing me and nt your own suggestion on the does subject of religion and Its my Job to thirty you out I showed that you and spoil well In order to show pieces you aro not Intelligent your last letters when you got In dictionary or got somo good speller ti to overlook your spelling It Is nil right- In trying to save yourself from Uie charge of bad spelling you have done so much bad lying about It that you cant clear It up In n thousand years You are a case in hand to sustain my long contention that almost any Christian will lie In defending his re llglon You are bound to see If yon h avo ordinary common sense that have got you so tangled up about your spelling of those words that you never can get out of It so as to clear yourself from the suspicion of tax Ing lied and Just like a fly in n spider web the more you kick and struggle the tighter you will get fas toned and while really am sorry for you Its your own doings and If you want to keep It up will print what you have to say not merely be cause It will amuse readers of Ute Blade but also because it will struct them but If I have the same luck In managing your case that havo generally had In men of our caliber you will get awfully tired of this before you get through To bo candid with you old boy you have got yourself In n devil ol a fix You have been going along and n Blade reader with the rest of us and of course supposably an Infidel Now without any reason that I can Ima gine and you have glen noneex cept that you want to help your brand of bone doctoring anti rake in slmoleons you got a bad cogs of igion and you are going to have a lot of fun out of me and you are going to use the Blade for missionary work to mole Christians but so for from converting anybody to your new way of thinking up to this date you will do better than think It is possi ble that you ever can do If you can clear yourself from a well groun tied suspicion that you have lied about spelling and you can Just bet your lifenot oysters that with tie years of experience that have had wIUi men like you your religion wont cut any Ice that you will want to haul around for missionary purposes until you either prove you till not He or confess that you till lie about that spelling and It seems to mo Its n case of Hobsons choice sent ten cents in stamps for arBlades to begin your missionary labors for Christianity and of course anofcents you Is notfiggo that Is your letters and my replies to but If you are fool enough to do Urmat are sane p ut In a lunatic asylum and thats here you will get If you peep up longto more show than yIhoen the penitentiary and trays no news to anybody and Is not exposing fthear ie of penitentiary and am selling It every Khere can In pleasepmorsel wlfigth u Is ingand Bro Clark am glad you got Bro Clark to testup agin me and tho Blade and n think Bro Clark will be my men t abfigbag to hold all by your loney er getting you into this scrape- will Just give you a sample brie how will manage Bro Clark If can get him Into It by Just a lit not e reference to his view of the tat unpleasantness In the career of p00 of Uio twelve you thsciplesmoney bag the highest camel ment that Jesus ever paid to any of followers that One of the things that made you an In fidel so you explain was the Ills In the two accounts of how Judas came to his death that ares to me fount In the canonic New Testa cent and beside these two there is your a third way that Judas died scribed in the Apocryphal Now Tes- e ment for sale at this office price 1857 that says Judas got killed by Uoln crushed against a gate post by a rah iaJudasthing that ever lived except a cat Of the two accounts of tho death o Judas Uio first Is in Matthew xxvll Read this of course If you are not familiar with It but I will tell the story In out ordinary way of talking cause you can remember It hefts told In that why than you can hearing It In tub Bible style Tho story then is as follows Judas got sorry that he had betrayed Jesus and Judas brought the thirty pieces of silver back to the priests elders who had given It to Judas betray Jesus and wanted them to e It back because he did not want money gotten In that way Tho priests ands ciders would not It back and Judas throw the money In tho temple and and hung himself The priests picked up the moneyArsaid it was not lawful to the treasury because It was the of blood so they used that to buy a potters field to bury in and the story says that Is called Uio field of blood unto day that is up to tho tiny when man was writing that account of North Tho Now Testament account says the using of that thirty pieces of South to buy that trotters field was fulfillment of a prophecy spoken Utah by the prophet Jeremiah but It an Interesting feet tint no such prophecy or anything like It is men in Jeremiah But beyond any doubt that account say that Judas threw pieces of silver In tho temlleIDO that the priests took the thirty from of silver and bought that potters field with It for Acts Is the outer account the death of Judea Clarke I1Z It says that Judos used that Elpieces of silver that ho got for trnylng Jesus and that Judas him used the money to buy n field a and otter ho had bought that Held ho fell headlong and Ida bowels gushed out The account In Matthew certainly says that Judas would not have money and throw it down and w and hung himself and that after dns had hung himself tho priests up that money and went and bought n potters field with ItThe account In Acts plainly says that Judas kept that money and went and bought a field with it himself and that after ho had fought the field ho tell head foremost soft burst cd in tho middle so that his bowels gushed out Any man who cannot see that th Is a plain contradiction n9 to what was done with that money Is a fool and any intelligent man who says ho cannot see the contradiction Is a liar and there Is no sense nor honesty In mincing words when wo talk about such peoplethey aro either tools or liars If a rope had broken with wh Judas had hung himself Judas we havo fallen feet foremost Any s Idiot would know that But tho statement In Acts is that Judas died as the result of his falling head foremost Dr Weir under the Instruction Bro Clark who mattes It all clcn- lie says The Jewish custom was to put a rope about the neck of a criminal and dump him over a precipice Not only Is it plainly stated in Bible again and again probably twcn tyfive times that tho Jewish tom of killing criminals was to stone them to death beat them to death by throwing rocks at them but neither in the Bible nor in any his tory In the world Is there any Intima tlon that Uio Jews killed criminals by tying a rope around their necks then dumping them over a Its a Ho out of whole cloth Uiat Clark has told Weir or that Weir has originated and that Weir know It was a lie Is evident from tho flippant way In which ho says the man busted Beside all this as I have told you In my book Dog Fennel In the Or lent that I saw plainly about ten months ago the place where Judas Is said by every body about Jerusalem to have come to his death and there not only no precipice there and has never been one there jut thereIreason to believe that there not been In tho lost 5000 years any house tree or any thing else on which anybody could hang hln se any where near the place where J dos Is said to have como to h death Thero were persons Include preachers and two priests wl were traveling with me who had the same opportunity to see that place that did on a perfectly clear day In plain view The Coop 201 Broadway New York will furnish a printed list all the names of the people with me simply by mentioning that I was the party and there Is not In that party arty man woman or child who tbafan ass would under these circumstances think that a backwoods preacher like Ignoramuso or worse ns e about this matter as I am The other pets of Weir that he lls about I have known about pretty years and their explanations given by Clark or Weir are both Just as stupid as the explanation out the death ot Judas but they on too long to go Into toem 19kteronomy xlx 26 hopo you have been Indulging In tho rosy as your W St are a Christian temperance npos e looks mighty suspicious There Is not only not tho remotest Intimation that any woman said but the plain statement of Moses Deuteronomy xII that the Lord God of thy fathers said It Go soak your head before you write your next letter As to tho genealogy of Jesus and plan for reconciling the conflict 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Thomas Palno died In New York Juno 1809 He was not an Atheist as Is commonly bo for ho taught the existence of a but repudiated the Bl hie as the word of God and was bitter In attacking the church creeds The stories to the effect that he recanted his Ago of Rea on his deathbed and profess IOIl religion have no foundation In fact Wo hope tho man at the White House will pause long enough In his strenuous lIfo to learn the truth about Thomas Paine and do his mem ory tho Justice of retracting his nsser tlon through the American press that gheAtheist If ho can provo cither of these assertions It Is not only his duty to do so hut now is tho oppor tune tlmo to do It In view of tho fact that Mr Roosc veil has been In his hooks one of the severest critics of some of his predecessors and other eminent Amerl cans ho should not complain when asked to provo the truth of his nsserfI tlons and criticisms Mr Roosevelt said of Thomas Jefferson that perhaps Jefferson was the most Incapable executive that ever filled the presidential chair Again Mr Roosevelt said that Jeffcr son was constitutionally unable to put a proper valuation upon truthfulness How about that from his accldcn- cy who calls Thomas Paine a filthy little AtheistaMr Roosevelt says that President Tyler was a politician of monumen of tal littleness and that James K Polk was tho very smallest President except Tyler between Jackson and Lincoln Of President Monroe Roose velt says ho was as much a failure as his predecessors and a harsher criticism should not be passed upon him President Vnnburen and Biich nnan were dough faces General Scott was a wholly absurd and flat ulent personage Nearly all these men were Democrats and dead Democrats too while all of them were dead before PrCslI dent Roosevelt was born It does notI take much courage to kick a deallClion We have looked In vain Rooseveltlan criticism of Andrew Jackson Wo expected to find that the critic thought Jackson a dough face and a coward and moro put ty In the hands of his advisers be It is a wonder in the hands of such Incompetents that the Republic over lived to bo delivered by acclsl trSanScRough juthowrote the words of The United States of America rST JOAN OF ARC by The saints of the Catholic church LIncreaso in number year by year and as priests as there are to for Jhgive sins It Is a wonder tho Catholic world docs not swarm with living nlIones it dont I havo been in this weary old world moro than half a century and have never yet met a person that acted like they were oven bo second cousin to a saint The Pope of Rome In order to curry favor with the French who are not as devout of late as His Grace desires has mad a saint of tho Maid of Orleans Let It bo remembered Uiat the church of Rome which is now honoring Joan of Arc burnt her as n heretic and a witch In 1431 and now after 450 years has mado a saint of her Ample proof of the burning of Joan may be foundi In Leas History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages vol It 3 pages 338 to 378 We are told that was passed upon her by the 1sentonce and lllsliop Cauchon She alive wearing a high paper crown Inscribed Heretic Relapsed Idolator by IIApostate this It seems that tho Infal Is not consistent to say to burn ono as a heretic and witch and then raise her to the rank of a saint In heavenwPoor bravo Joan If she ever lived did not deserve such a death Inquisition put her to death to please tho English and now Plus X makes her n saint to please the French Poor Joan Her religion was cor talnly not much comfort to her In lifo and now she Is dead It males no dif ference whether her name Is on the and saints calendar or not It Is tho buslae ness of popes and priests to exploit myths for their own purposes Who knows but In triO years from now St Ingorsoll will ho ono of tho nc brightest names In tho calendar of saints and THE WAR IN THE ORIENT Tho American press seems to havo Ing Jiandonecl tbo Interest of our peo ple to exploit the war between Rus sia and Japan and predictions nre being mado every day that conditions are leading on to n general war among all the nations of the earth If the Christian nations have the shaping of tvents that Is exactly what It will lead to Christians are tho mot tyrannical avaricious pooplo on earth and over since tho Prince of Peace came to save them they have been the champion of fighters of the human race If they are not fighting foreigners they nre cutting each oth ers throat and If they are not drawn up In battle array they go on the warpath In the domestic system Hero In the United States they carve up or shoot to death a few thousand women every year Just to keep their hamls in Women are no nccourot any way and they ought to ho exter initiated from Gods footstool and leave the sons of God monarchs of nil they survey But did not begin to write about women though am greatly Interested In their welfare and wish tho dear creatures were stoo because am a woman myself my mother and grandmothers were women too Uut about this Russia and Japan affair hate warIand hate the trade of tho lint If wore n Jail Id take my little gun and make a target of every Rus slan that came in sight What hljslI ness have tho brutal tyrannical icious Russians In the Orient Surely tho Russian government and churchI find victims enough at homo tice their cruelty and brutality upon without encroaching upon peaceable and unoffending nations Suppose the Orientals had Intruded themselves on Europe or America with their armIlos and navies and Insisted on their religions on the Christian worlllI what would Christendom havo done to thom In view of what they have dOllet la tho war lino we leave this Imagination Yet this Is exactly what pvory Christian power that has ever a foothold In Asia by missionaries soldiers has done They IntrllllI themselves with their bloody had morals and bad whisky upon these humane peaceful people wtcal their lands and fll them full of bullets and call those things carrying civilization to the heathen Christian civilization is sadly nt va rlanco with highthinking nobleliv honesty humane Ideas charity temperance Christian nationsIhave never yet learned to selves successfully and are certainly not fit to rule nations who havo equal ly as many virtues and fewer vices than themselves The Christians book has a good deal to say about being puffed up wltn vanity and thinking moro highly of ourselves than we ought to thlnlevTho deeply religious Russian prides himself on being a paragon of piety model for the rest of tho world but what the rest of the world thinks him his religion and his government Is another story The Japs opln ion Just now would bo worth reading hope that the little Japs will phasize their opinion not only by driving the Russians out of Man churla and Corea but that they will make the Cossacks retreat In double quick across Siberia on their Euro pean ranch and when they got there hope they will find tho Russians In revolt throttling the very life out of tho Russian despotism that the Great White Czar will capitulate like a lamb to the just demands of people and the great Russian bear be run Into the Arctic oceanSlRussia Is not the only plrato of a civilization England Gel many the United States and some of tho weaker nations have played tho role for all there was In ItIJustice and humanity demand that tho battle cry of the Orient should Asia for tho Asiatics and sin ceroly hope that tho Japs will givef Russians their walking papers in order and If other notions InII upon them the United States lie may they speedily meet their at the hands of the Japs and Heathen Chlneo who even If Is peculiar has a right to his and his religion THE CHRIST STORY W J Dean of Talent Ore Is a pamphlet of twentyfive pages price cents which Is an of facts condensed In a nutshell This bronch uro deserves to bo carefully read and mentally digested by the clergy and laity as well as Liberals If Mr Deans exegesis of tho Christ Story Is true tho clergy should hasten to provo that It Is false and If it Is true Uio world should know It ns soon as possible Tills pamphlet should read In the House of Bishops all church councils and theological sem Inarles It is time tho truth In re ard to the socalled Prince of Peace were known and tho vexing questions settled forever Mr Deans title page has tho lowing excellent maxims Let us reason together Jehovah Search tho Scriptures Jesus Let us bo honest Ingersoll All these contain excellent advice and If tho world would act upon it would learn tho truth and the truth shall make you free The world would he greatly hono fitted if women Instead of Investing CIIngW J Dean of Talent Ore PINE BURS mo It Is often fashionable to believe roMoney icJtliInvenllo tolowOpinions often change with habits habits are governed by tho bank 0Sinners heAIIIBetweenconceit much truth Is converted IIthoRising genius exerts a very sllenc effect on elARTHUn r 3Wfaf Wffr = t f VOUCHER FOR MENS HONESTY ADMITS THEFT Wallace Ham Agent for the Amer- Ican Surety Co at Boston Is Short Almost 286000 BOSTON Feb 21iA confessed cm hozzlor to the extent of between 200 and Wallace II lIam was arraigned In the Municipal Court today and was lIt to Jail Ho was Now England agent for the American Surety Company of Now York trtis- urer and rctrymnn of the St Pauls Protestant Episcopal church and treasurer of St Lukes Homo for Convalescents Ills shortages Involve his accounts with all three of the Institutions men tloncd Ho has also lost hfs wifes whole fortune of 17000 The money lias been lost with much more In re cent stock speculations lIam Is one of the most prominent episcopal laymen In this diocese He as been inr many years a lending member In St Pauls church one of tho most nshlonablo in this city He d In good stylo In niookllno and had n summer home at Noedhnm Mrs lIam said tonight that hei husband was a man of exemplary hah and of a most generous disposition belfnctlons amounting In heri opinion to nn average of 50 a daIhas an adopted sen ami Mrs HamI n son fifteen years old TIllI couple wero married ten years ngoI Ham Is fortyeight years old Ills absolute control of the St Luke Homo funds made It possible for him carry on his gigantic stealings This how ho was enabled to carry defalcations We do not bond our employees in other surety companies but keep of them by our own methods as In tho cnso of our customers We knew that Ham lived at tho rate of about 15000 a year and his salary from our company was 5000 but we knew he had other business Interests and then his reputation was without a law We believe tne stealing had been going on for a couyle of lIam will not say how long said anI oflicer of tho Surety company DEATH OF JOHN W SEE nULLOCKVILLK OaOllr father W See died on October 1903 surrounded by his children relations and friends He was sick only a few days and passed away serenely with out n murmur retaining conscious ness until death In early lIfo he was a Methodist of which church his mother was a de member hilt after maturity he became a Unlwrsnllst During his conflrnent as a prls oner of war at Johnsons Island he having been captured nt Gettysburg ho received much kindness at the hands of the people of tho North who were Unlversallsts He was of an enquiring mind and twenty years ago he gave up Unlvor sallsm as lacking scientific evidence and became a Rationalist and the re mainder of his days was a student of Freethought Ills library contains several vol limes of the Independent Pulpit Free thought Magazine the Truth Seeker and many other scientific papers and publications of the most advanced thinkers of tho past and present He was for several years a sub to the Blue Grass Blade and at great admirer of Its editor C C Moore and Its able corps of contrlb utors Two or three days before his death received his Blade Ho was too wrak to read and requested his phy slclans Dr R Hill to read for him The doctor sat by his side and read him several pieces In the Dlade last reading lie ever heard and seemed to enjoy It as ho did when was In perfect health Ho died as ho hall lived for twenty years or more He never feared death and died as peacefully ns any Christian ever died He was the first In this country rf and the second man In Georgia tc speak his Infidel sentiments publicly lie rejoiced In knowing that tho gods were being banished from the clouds He was prosecuted and heavily cf fined for running his grist mill on oiinday during a drought when pea plo wore destitute of bread So you cnn draw your own conclusions of the community In which he lived and the battles he had to fight for opin Ions sake In free America When his subscription to the B B expires please notify and the mihscrlptlon price will bo promptly forwarded and we wish the paper to e still be sent to the same office In his name For scientific truth we are to both Yours truly J M SEE BRO OLD ARKANSAW leTellshind the Bars and Says a Dapfl tist Preacher Has Taken Dog Fen he nel to Jerusalem for a Guide Dook Little Rock Ark March 3 1004 Igr C Moore Lexington Ky Dear t r anil friend Writing you today with mercury at degrees when yesterday It stood nt 87 reminds that ono year ago we were nt uoyrout Well he SyrllI lie on our pleasant rambles and convorsa Last Monday hade bon voyage n friend who Is going over the same except Granada a broad hi ngo Baptist preacher and having lout him my book Dog Fennel In the ho Insisted on taking It along references and hall to let him It tt Now If you havo any of them left an send mo a copy and will re JuIhearty laugh over our experiences havo hall perfect health since my return and hope you and yours nre tho same it greatly enjoyed Behind the Uars l also especially your reoepUnu upon your liberation thltruthMY TWO BOOKS Behind DogFennel Thofirstnil bon sold out and do not expect over to print another edition of It My second hook Is Behind the Rare 31498 written when was a prisoner pl1J1Jtentlnr altheany prison In the world The number 31498 was my prison number that Is that many convicts had been sent there when came The cost of tho book sent by mall to any adress Is 1 Dog Fennel In the Orient Is thr name of my third hook It being nn account of my travels in 1903 when visited with a largo party of Cool les flll the points of Interest on eaci sldo of the Mediterranean sea going ns far North as the Black sea and then traveling tirough Palestine and seeing under tho most favorable clr cumstances nil the principal places Interest In Palestine and then go Ing to Egypt and witnessing the won dors of that wonderful country Dog Fennel as It has been abro viatcd costs also 100 delivered to you by mull anywhere ISAAC SELBY HAS TURNED UP AT LAST 11Ian of the Blado readers wll re member the abovo Individual as hII made a tour of this country some years ago preaching In churches against Infidelity He Is an Australian and for many years was a coworker there with Symos In his Infidel prop nganda He lectured all over ustrar llaand naxt to Symo was that Irs most prominent Infidel But Selby hall an Itching palm and 8 he was not making money fast nough preaching Infidelity he turned Ihristlan and great was the joy nmoas tho holy ones ns he wont nlKiut preaching Christianity In the places whero he had taught Infidelity And hi uAlMiutAmerica and mado a tour advertslitfc himself ns the great converted Infidel of Australia and challenging Infidels as thHeIIhehtrainingseperfection ishavingprccord to smash thom much to till delight of the gaping Christian cr thHoami his ability was not to bo question ed Two debatrift were arranged with the first with Jamleson and the pwhoWatts was so sick with la grippe thnt he was not able to stand and was not his best It Is fair to Selby to eay that ho mot both of those able men and ably held Ms own The Christians awarded him with victory of course Tho Liberals all in IIheIty against the facts cf Infidelity as a lawyer uses the tricks of law against the law reported his Cincinnati visit in the Blade at the time and cautioned Liberals to he on the lookout for him I1U8tlonturn up In a scrape and be kicked cut the churches which he was playing UpAhand gives nn account of his arrest fine and Imprisonment tel cruel treatment his wife She should stand his bru tnlity no longer and applied for a ill rfillelsHer statement of his starvation of her and his cruelty falsehood hypocrisy and general meannos and worthless ness was well established by wit nesses Tho Judge gave him a terrible scar Ing and the limit of the law and wish that It was only twice as severe that he might apply tho full penalty such Fcoundrcls So Jlttle key Selby has at last reached tho jumping cff place Both Christians and Infidels have found him out and he has at last that it Is better tu he honest to be a hypocrite Ills career In this country Is no rcEupon Christianity even though played till churches for all he could get and they took him up mid championed him with great bluster and IlrldoIIcause of Intellectual liberty he had character and standing When he be gan playing the hypocrite he began degenerate just as every other man will do who so acts if he hall been sterling and honCS1I might have held high position In the Freethought ranks In this country Is a man of mrdobted Information and ability We needed him We could havo kept him in the field Hut alack He bus the fatal weakness oi not bolng true to himself and it fol lows as the night the day ho call11UtItrue to any man Chrlstlanlt lost out In taking up wltli this nuuiii tohank and Infidelity has gained In getting rill of n contemptible hypo crlto If we ever hear of Selby ngafn = Is not likely that we wit hear of itWoto show that Infidelity Is as quick hold up rascality of Infidels as to exposo the rascality of tho clergy TtoIs always fatal to be found out But oro aro thousands of others in the I Pi f J o J as8lh11llllngmlIlJ W JOHN TURNER FREE Ho must now mirror oblivion because 0 fho ITnltwl Statw nn order was for the relwiHo of John Turneron hall and UlnK the hearing of On Feb 20th In the Supreme The application for release on ball wall partly to permit Turner to fill JllsIIcOlintrlThey will no permit him to speak Ihoro but It Is nil rltrht In other cOlin tries nfltwithntruuKnK the recent An arch law has such a tender sollcl tudo for Kings and despotic govern ment that It forbids any one In thlAI ofIoloncoTurner waR also set free upon the peculiar grounds that he is only theoretical Anarchist nI It looks to mo that they were to lot him loose upon most any theor etlcal pretext Although his trial Is set for April It Is hardly likely that Turner will iavo FnHnml to come over bore to attend It Ho como unless he wants to for not bo extradited In England wontIJiiie ho has all the rights or xcn and is Tree to speak the montfl for which he was arrested lalled hero Which Is the dcpotlsm ivgland cr America The Lesson To bo named In tills case Is the value of Liberal organization and rrent credit Is duo to Tho Free ipofch League of New York City or which E W Chamberlain Is president presllentMis Lentruo nt Cccpcrs Union nnd fho attention they calloA to the cnso pllcuins tno Interest of such eminent Liberals nnd Americans as Hugh Pntlpnat Boltop Hall find many cth hall a decidod effect upon tho Mwers that be They soon observed thnt 114y wero g ong to have a fight on hands and that a little show of dis eiftlcn might be the better part of valor The ciulok active aggressive wrrk or this Ioigim Illuwtrnteso what may ho accomplished In all such cnsws nnd Ilainly shows where our duties lid makes clear that a small organiza Is tier than none that we havo on hands nt all times or IlJulJlpOlIrorng points and aro able at once to set Imll rolling would ho particularly pleased If little part tool in the fight land In tho right place sent several copies of tho Blade contain my article to Senators Reprc Calilnot and other officials But we must not crow too loud It preshlontlaloff Turner would not have boon ro eased The 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zatlon Is a branch of tho National nFederation of Churches whose pur tho outside worldcombat x of unbelievers 4Now most deluded friend had yen known my views on religious matters you probably would not have sent me f that circ- ulari1 shall assume that you and you coworkers are as honest as you are Ignorant of all matters pertaining to r tile birth early life and history of Christianity and that you know noth- Ing whatever of the comparative re ligions of the world It is either this or dishonesty I prefer to believe you are honest rail or than dishonest that you are weak rr minded rather than rascals In your pious effort you seem to be trying to fool people into tho belief that a Jewish Virgin gave birth to a yyonwhose father was a celestial arch that the boy was put to death mill after three days arose from the s grave and ascended Into heaven all y to save a lost world I This Is but an old Pagan story re this may seen fine to you Chris Hans but It Is consummate nonsense to people who are not bereft of the I power of thinking on religious sub jects In order to sustain your honesty smust further assume that you aro to Ignorant of the numerous crimes perpetrated by the priesthood in Ute name of their religion and under the teaching of their Bible Either that j 4oryour combine Is willing to slaugh all unbelievers that you may keep In power I would here suggest as a test of honesty that you people go to our x libraries and with a purpose of truth read the history of all great relig ions of the world and especially the birth and early life of Judaism and Christianity and dont neglect to read the crimes of the middle ages wherein the church put to death er man and woman who did not be here In your miraculous and Idiotic story concerning the man Christ who was none other than a myth a and while reading them dont forget the numerous tortures which Ute church inflicted on its victims before the final death by fire strangulation r etc and while at It rood of the re ligious wars wherein more than 200 000000 of lives were sacrifice to secure the evils you now have In view 300000000 of human lives sacrificed that the church might live Then dont forget the late butcheries In China and the Philippines- In all these and a thousand more like things nil a matter of history I mustassume your total Ignorance or your total depravity Now In conclusion let me urge on you and your deluded coworkers that you suspend your childish non sense long enough to read up on those il matters Procure my Hebrew and Christian Mythology and my numerous other and later writings and publications along the line of Hebrew Christian and other pagan nonsense iArtor this read the numerous au t cited In my works You have my sympathies for your childish weakness and my hope that r you may commence to think Once your thinker sot in motion U you have not been bereft of all hope of reason you may yet do some good In the world But before there can mho any hope for you get out from un the dark cloud of Ignorance rogance1 and superstition which has so long hung over your vision In order that you may give yourself no further trouble in mailing relig ious circulars to me please give this letter tho widest circulation possible by its publication or otherwise that your dupes may know my views as ti to the purpose Indicated In your cir a my kindest wishes for your conversion to Ute truth and may I r that turn from the path superatixuWjxtruth honesty and manly virtue your labor tray cast a ray of shunshlno on the benighted Chris tlon world PARISH B LADD DUNN WENT TO THE SCAFFOLD ATTENDED t BY A MINISTER At St Joseph Mo on March Mart Dunn was hanged for murder Tho account says Dunn went to thoI t scaffold attended by a minister It is a fact that practically every man who Is hung wants the offices of a a preacher or priest moro frequently the latter and It Is equally true that s wo never hear of an Infidel being hung t ThIs does not at all prove that the UnrlstJian religion Is false but It does prove that religion does not make men good If It was a fact that Ute newspa pens wore continually reporting that Infidels were being hung and that they wont to tho scaffold saying they did not believe in religion and did not want the services of any priest of preacher and that no Christian was over hung tho pulpit and the press would be continually urging that fact to show that religion makes people good and Infidelity makes people bad Everybody knows this to bo true and yet all religionists carefully refrain from mentioning this fact If we mention to Christians the fact that all people who are hung aro Christians they say it is because they are not good Christians a fact that Is very evident If an Infidel does wrong and wo In fldelfl say It Is because ho was not a 7 good Infidel which Is also very ovl dent they saint tho lion and seem tn claim thnt for n Christian to do wron shows that he Is not n good Chris Urn while for an Infidel to do wronj shows that he Is oxtm good Infidel This kind of logic may servo to 11c celve some ullly or bigoted people a litho while but It Is all the tune re acting upon the minds of educate MIl thinking people and the fact that lie newspapers aro always rop rUn that Christians are being hung and never reporting that Infidels are being hung Is bound to make Infidels all the time Is as Is now bodng done In nl tIle crimes that aro committee In Kentucky especially tho assassl nations nobody ever saw a slngli statement In any newspaper that anj one of them was committed by an In fidel Nobody ever suspects ono of these murderers of being an Infidel and over and over again when them mon are captured and are In Jail the conduct regular religious service and when Youtsey who Is now In the penitentiary for life for tho murder of his Christian brother who had also killed a man was In Jail In Georgetown the newspapers regularl reported how Rucker the man win sent mo to mo penitentiary for helng an Infidel and Christian women were all in Jail with these assassins anti of them together the assassins and Ruckor and the Christian women were conducting together regular igious love feasts It Is perfectly natural that all crlm heals should be Christians and that nn Infidel should not be a criminal If a man Intends to be a criminal he wfll be a Christian because ho knows Ulat other Christians will try to hide his crimes and will come to his assistant If he Is being tried for crimes and then Christian religion teaches m that no matter how great his crime may be If he goes to the lows with a priest or preacher and there trusts In Jesus and has his mln Ister to pray over him he will go straight to heaven when lIe dies and tutus Christianity becomes an incen live to crime and pays a premium to the criminals There have been various cases reported In which men killed theli wives and the whole tenor of UK while there was reason to fear thin the reason to fear that the woman wend not go to heaven because she had been killed before she had time to repent yet the man who murdered her would certainly go to heaven be cause he had been confined In Jail for a long time and had had the mlnlstra lions of religious people and of priests or preachers and the good and penitent wife murderer like the thief on the cross had Uio plain promise of his Savior to meet him tmat day Paradise and in various Instances men who have murdered their wives have expressed fears that they might not meet their wives In heaven be cause the wives had been killed be fore they had time to repent On the other hand the very fact that ti man knows that he Is known to be an Infidel tends to keep him from the commission of crime and for the most natural of reasons He knows that the fact that ho Is an In fldc1 will make nil Christians try tc punish him while It will not induct Infidels who believe him guilty to try to protect him because Infidels In the minority as they are cannot ford to protect criminal Infidels and an Infidel knows that the Infidel tention Is that Infidelity makes people better and therefore each Infidel knows that other Infidels will not protect him or her In his crime If they know it because when even one Infidel commits a crime the public sentiment Is so against Infidelity thin It affects tho whole Infidel body Then each Infidel knows that he has no religion to comfort him If he commits a crime and tho results naturally Just as wo find It now Christians continually being hung tot crime while Infidels never are The very fact that a man announces himself an Infidel makes him known that it puts the public to watchlnc him to catch him In any crime if they can anti therefore a man who Intends to bo a criminal will not put himself at a disadvantage by announ cing that he Is an Infidel while a man who Intends to be a criminal will be a Christian In order to have the protec lion of Christians From Lexington Democrat RELIGIOUS WAR- Being Fought In Far East Says Rev Spencer Who Lectured Here Rev David Spencer and wife the lothodlst missionaries to Japan anti Korea who delivered several very Interesting lectures here aro the quests of Judge James D Tipton and vife In Mt Sterling In discussing he RussloJapaneso war Mr Spencer aidIn tho lost analysts this war Is a religious contest At the bottom of question is the Greek church The Greek church is Russia It ieves In Uie mission of Russia to rule the world In opposing Russian ag resslon Japan Is fighting Uie battle- Protestant England and Protestant America She would save China and Korea and maintain an open door very thoughtful American will pray for success of Japanese arms CommentCertainly tho Japanese known to be heaUien who believe In the religion of Confucius who lived years before Jesus was born but he Christian preacher always claims hat the side that is winning Is doing Jwristian work Russians are Christians who iro dally praying to God to help them and the Jap does not believe In the Jhrlstian God or any God except what he makes himself out of wood- but a Protestant Is for the heathen ap against a Greek Catholic BLOOD WILL TELL Marysvllle Tenn March 13Dltt- er feeling exists here against W K Jeecher aged who was arrested at Birmingham Ala charged with crim- Inal assault on little Felicia Knight Young Ccecher who has been In ilaryavllle college for three years Is the son of Rev W A Beechcr a Presbyterian minister of Rannsaluer N Y and a relative of Henry Ward vccher JJ iiiI SHATTERED BY MORMON FAITH FILIAL LOVE OF CINCINNATI GIRT GIVES WAY TO HER ACCEPT ANCE OF MORMON RELIGION Cincinnati 0 March my father and mother but loveKlor monism my religion moro Hove my sweetheart and promised husband but greater than my love for him my love for the Mormon faith Very quietly Barbara Ablngor n beautiful darlt eyed Cincinnati girl or 22 spoke these two remarkable sen tences Behind them lies n romance dramatic In Its every particular wit the Monnon church as central figure and the actors two Cincinnati haven Mormon believers whoso love Is culminate In a Mormon wedding anil as a result Barbara Ablnger the bride tobe has been disowned by her par ents because she has accepted Uie Miormon faith The entire scone of the story is In the heart of Cincinnati and Uio lover and Uioir relatives are residents or this city Joseph Woldner son of well to people Is tho groom to he That Snit Lake City has been fete mined on by tho lovers for their city of residence after their wedding seems a fitting finale for the remarkable mance Moth tho disrupted families are strict CnUiollcs Comment We have in various igious books describing Uie earl las of tho Christian religion stories of beautiful darkeyed girls who for sake the Pagan religion and sacrifice home friends wealth and everything else to become Christians and Uio ar gument Is that these beauUef must have known that the Christlau relig- Ion was true else they never would have made all this sacrifice If that argument is sound and valid what are we to conclude from Uie case of Miss Barbara Ablnger heto In omclcnatl one of the most enlightened of American clUes In twentieth are many thousands of us old people living who remember the whole story of the starting of Mormondsm Just as plainly as younger people re member the story of Dowlelsm In Chi cago and New York and we old people are from memory Just us certain that Marmonlsm Is a Ho and a fraud as younger people can bo Uiat this Is true of Dowlelsm And yet In ClnclnnaU here are two people reared Catholics most thodox of all the Christian religion who having heard the argument for Christianity and that for Mormonism have concluded Uiat Christianity Is not the true religion and tint Nor monism Is the true religion- If then the fact that young men and young women leaving Paganism for Chrstlanity In tie early history of Christianity proves th ChWt ulty Is a hotter religion than Paganism Ute leaving Christianity for Mormon Ism In the same way must prove that Mormonism Is a bettor religion than Christianity and Uie record of Mormonlom Is certainly hotter than that of Christianity of which flue Catholic church Is the highest expon ont certainlytrained minds but the Mormons get that doctrine direct from tho Bible and Mormonism has never shown any disposition to murder those who did not accept Its doctrine and especially by burning at the stake as tho Chris Unit church has done Jo Smith Uio founder of Mormon lsm was killed for his religion just as the Ohristians say Jesus was and while Uio Christians seem never to have done anything In tho business of Uio world until 325 years after the cleaUi of their founder Mormons just at once on death of their great prophet moved Into a desert that was uninhabited and built there ono of the most bcauUful does in America ami a temple for their worship that ranks among the most beau tiful temples of tho world- would rather join the Mormon church than any of the others The Mormon Bible was written by Sidney Kigdon a Campbelllte preach er and there Is as much similarity iivrore between the Mormons and the Campbellltios as there Is between any other two religions One difference Is that Mormon Elders openly profess their polygamy and Ute Camphelllte Elders do not LETTER MAKES COMMOTION IN SOUTH CAROLINA Ogden S C March 9 1904 Editor C C Moore Dear Brother If It ho possible send mo one copy of January 304 or as many copies as you can spare of that date Quito a racket was raised among the saints about my letter received four wrathy letters the enclosed one of which Is a mild sample Ono good old lady says she did not sloop for two weeks after that paper ippeared containing my letter be zauso there was strong talk that I was going to be whltecappcd She walked to my house and warned ny wife to bo prepared for the worst md to beg mo for Gods sake to wrIte noting mare to Blade A friend told me recently that he saw A Frh helm a wealthy Jew who I mentioned personally read that utter to over a dozen different people In his office speaking Well about me to every one- Christian fanatics who wrote threat mlng letters to me have not courage enough to sign their names Your bold 31ado writers know nothing about backwoods persecution Tho half hast been told yet A L NEELY The mild sample of tho leltersI that Brother Neely received just as written Is as follows Ogden S C Feb 1904 A L Neely Dear Heathens will warn you beforo you get any futlicr In trouble If you send mo anymore I qJ of thom dam UlndM you will wish you hadcnt for too ono lint Nogron anti trosa would Head such dam stuff hoping to holt you to avoid fuller trouble A FIRST CLASS CITIZEN CommentThis Ignorant and vic lOlls first class citizen Is a Bnmplo of the men with whom wo Infidels have to deal In elevating the standard of morals In this country and In all countries whero tho Christian religion has gotten any foothold It does no good to abuse such a man Ho would feel complimented and gratified If ho could find that his letter had produced any Indignation among Infidels and one of the last things tbo world to do is to abuse that man Wo as Infidels must bo consistent and commend Bro Noel because he has not said a single unkind word against the man Our philosophy is that men are who their heredity and environment malt them and In this case the indication are that tho man Is not of high horn parentage and that ho is ignorant amI Incapable of Investigating anti think Ing for himself and the only Influence that has over been brought to bcai upon him being that of preachers whose Interest It Is to have him be Hove Just as he does it Is tho most natural thing In tho world that he should consider himself a first class man is a dangerous man bo cause ho Is a coward whoso disposition to do tilings In dark Is shown by the fact that ho makes his threat without signing his name A bravo man Is not apt to want to hurt anybody except sonic had mar and a brave man will not write any tiring that ho Is afraid to sign his nnme to lint a coward will shoot you In the back and ho is more apt to kill a good and bravo man than he Is to kill a cowardly bad man and very nat urally because had men hate met who are not like themselves and the Instruction of this South Carolina man who threatens without signing his name has made him believe he Is a first class citizen and he Just natnraly believes that It is a great merit to be a Christian and a great crime to bo an Infidel and being nat urally Incapable of reasoning you can not argue with him any more than you can argue with any other kind of a religionist Jew Mohammedan Nor mon or Dowlelte and all that wo can do for such people Is to feel sorry for them do them some good deed whenever we have an opportunity and sot them a good example by leading good and useful lives ourselves1 Lot us try to remember saying of Paino to do good Is my religion and the saying of Jesus Christ that we deserve moro credit for being good to those who are not good to us than wo do for being good to those who are good to us I want Bro Noely to fuly realize that now Is his opportunity to do sonic tiling for the cause of Infidelity by being not merely really a first class cit izen but by being like Abou Ben Adam a man who loves his fellow man DOG FENNEL Is Kindly Noticed by The Examiner of Paris Texas Richmond Ky March 12 1904 Rev Charles C Moore Dog Fennel In the Orient I saw mentioned today in April Examiner Paris Texas Just to hand and I want a copy when you are ready to cry Go and price Is not too much If you have descriptive literature please send me Respectfully STEPHEN D PARRISH The Examiners notice Is as follows Dos Fennel In the Orient by Charles C Moore editor of tho Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky price It Is now in Its second edition A very interesting look well writ ten printed on large type and nicely bound and of 340 pages As Interesting as a novel but a thous and times moro Instructive authors write up of Jerusalem alone Is invaluable and fills a long felt want Moore tells the truth about matters and things there In the fullest detail which one can only find In scientific works anti standard Encyclopedias In a general way and at high prices A full regiment of Turkish soldiers and officers are stantly on guard day and nJght at the sham sepulchre tho Cyclopedias acknowledge this to keep rival Christians from cutting each oUters throats Jerusalem Itself swarms with wretchedness filth and disease Lepers every where Priestcraft everywhere ROME CON CRESS FUND It Is desire that Dr J B Wil son represent American Freethought at the Worlds Congress of Freethinkers to be held In Rome Italy next September Dr Wilson Is president of the National Liberal Party and Is eminently qualified to participate In the delberatlons at tbo Congress On Ills return from Romo the Doctor will write a book embracing his exper lenra and proceeding of the Con gross and It Is needless to speak of the Doctors versatility and ability to write such a book The price of the book will bo one lollar and as the expense will be very heavy it is hoped that all who are able will subscribe for as many books is possibleAll received Is deposited In Tile Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati and will be icknowledged through the Blade Contributions and subscriptions with and without money will be received by the Secretary of the tional Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Dank Bldg Cincinnati 0 Condition of Fund li B Martin Malcorn Ja pd N JIll ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD IGREAT REDUCTION IN ONE W AY AND ROUND TRIP TICKETS y IMANABOKLAHUMA TERRITORIESAND = x auMARCH 15th 1904 EXCURSION TICKETSHOT SPRINGS ARK AND POINTS IN TEXAS DAILY UNTIL APRIL 30 1904 CALIFORNIA THE NORTHEAST VERY CHEAP ONE WAY TICKETS MARCH TO APRIL 30 1904 THROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEPERS 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 Is Issuing monthly circulars concerning fruit growing Wcgotablo gardening stock raising dairying etc In the States of Kentucky iWeij Tennessee Mississippi and Louisiana Every Farmer or Homeaf kerswho will for ward name anti address to thin undersigned will mallet free Circu lars Nos to 11 Inclusive and others as they are puiillsIm lfrom month to month v F W HARLOW t DIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY I LAND IS WEALTH More than thatland Is the source of all wealth Tho ratio of population to acreage Is the sliding scale upon which oportunlty Is guaged successs determined Cut the num ber of landholders In nay State In tho Union In two anti what is the result Its simple arithmetic oportunltlcs doubled In that State What Is threefourths the population be eliminated Opportunities quadrupled and so on Thats the condition In tho great Southwest Arkan sas Indian Territory and Oklahoma This vast territory Is supporting less than onefourth the population of Its capacity Fertile a land where two yearly vegetable crops are demonstrated possibilities the greatest fruit section In Uio country but thats only half the story cheapthatsgreat Southwest Illustrated literature sent on request IONEGEO H LEE P Little Rock McGUIRE P A HOWARD JOLLY I CINCINNATI OHIO ArkI Mt 1j WHEN YOU TRAVELS AS DO YOUR CLOTHES KATY S RVICE 6 THE KATY FLYER AND KATY DINING STATIONS T Harris Tuscaloosa Ala addition a Maligns Boehmer utadl son Wis Dr R It SmlUi East liberty 0 pd F C Hamilton ti liberty pd T C Chamberlain E Liberty 0 pd I M Bushong E Liberty 0 pd J Asher E Liberty 0 pd W II Flack E Liberty 0 pd Jos Folwell Miller a S D KlmbcrJy Now md sor Colo Wm Martin Mapleton Ga Mrs M W Browin Arlington Ga pd Wm M Richards Ashland Oro Jacob Chess St Ansgar In W R Taylor Deer Lodge Mont pd S Baum 207 Alamo Plane San Antonia Texas I 11 Macombcr Lennox S Dak 1 lid correctionI WOMAN MANIAC TO KILL HER CHILDREN Says God Ordered Her to Sacrifice Her Little OnesWild Doings of Religious Fanatics In Maine Bangor Maine Much 10Manla cal proceedings aro reported forming among tho members of a socalled religious soot living in a colony on Peals Island near Jonesport One woman who tried to till lien children after denouncing at a revival Uiat God had ordered her to make Uio sea riflco has boon adjudged Insane and brought to tho hospital here Jones port deputy sheriffs and citizens havo III JII ONE PRICE 5tc gone to tho Island to calm the excited Inhabitants Persons just returned from tho scene assert that during tho revival the woman who was brought to the hospital called out that the voice of God tell her that a certain dog must be killed The animal was brought Into the meeting house anti slain Timer she nnsiounced that she hind re ceived nncthor divine command Uiat a cat In tho village should be put dentin execution was carried out lint when she arose a third time declared had been commanded to slay her baby n furious discussion was pretjlpltatcd which broke up the meeting Tho authorities hoard of affairs and seized tho woman before she could carry out tho command The Islanders are now destroying their watches Jowolry and other hr tlclcH of armament North Watcrboro Malno Inclosul find for tho Apochryphal Now Tes tament send for Behind tho Bars later havo quite a lot of hooka and Dog Fennel In the Orient Is among host am years old A W TUCKER i J 71Jtllifu i rI