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Digital page images are linked to the text file. a T TTTTt GRA8T aPrker SepUl i ADEEast Main St EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOLUME XIII NUMBER 5 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY MARCH 4 100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 Issuo for ono year 100 LIn clubs of fivo NEW subscribers cents each 260 for five Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five New eubscrlbors sent ono year for 250 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vlso this office giving your old as well as the now address When you send your subscription say k whether you aro a new or old OiiSUbRcrlber The address slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription and servo as a receipt as the date changes as soon as tho subscriber pays f Subscriptions to this publication are not discontinued at expiration1 unless sso ordered by tho subscriber The courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible to tho publisher for the subscription price of all papers re celved until tho paper is paid for in full up to dato and ordered dlscon tiduediOffice of publication 155 W Short St Lexington Kentucky r Entered at the post office at Lexing- tontv Ky as Second Class Mall tv Matter K Address all communications to KBLUE GRASS BLADE P o BOX ft 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayetto Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make lt those who sell It and those who s JitII believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into dishonort1It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be fl chiming crime prejudice against this liquid t All ycu have to do Is to think of the denths1 f the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug gang at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for lf bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents r produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffold upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGRANT In no sense whatsoever Is this ernmentaRV founded upon the Christian f t religion WASHINGTON r The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garflel- dli WANTED Tho namo and address of gh every farmer In tho U S that has ft drilled cased well of contem k plates having ono put down Hills 1 K Rose Co well specialists Me SitdJn Wisconsin 1lyr LOCKED OUT PASTOR OF THE MEADE BAP TIST CHURCH NO SERVICES WERE HELD 1 The Rev Charles Leonard Charged With Interfering With Saloons ANOTHER CHURCH INVOLVED The climax of a bitter factional fight among tho members of the Meade Baptist church In South Louisville came yesterday at the Sundayschool hour when tho teach era and children gathered in front of tho building and found tho doors locked and tho sexton standing guard to prevent their entrance Matters were not untangled when tho pastor tho Rev Charles Leonard appeared on the scene and remonstrated with the sexton but were cidedly more complicated Tho sex ton a young man named Charles Coons a member of ono of tho fac tions became angry when tho pastor asked him to unlock the church doors and told Mr Leonard that ho had locked the doors by order of tho church trustees and that there would be no services in the church until a new pastor had been chosen A crowd of a dozen members of both factions stood about tho church and when admittance was refused the pastor the bitter factional spirit serted itself and some of tho men al most came to blows before quiet was restored by tho cooler heads among them tho pastor himself Finally tho crowd dispersed and the Idea of holding the usual Sabbath scrvlcco was abandoned In a numborof homes In tho vicin- Ity of the church Informal Indlgna tlon meetings wero held during the afternoon at which tho factions were roundly denounced each side charg ing tho other with all the blame and each side swearing vengeance on the otherTrouble of Long Standing prlgln of the factional bitter ness Ich now threatens to disrupt tho Mfide Baptist church and which may result in serious trouble be gan nt rly a year ago soon after its preson pastor tho Rev Charles Leonard took charge of tho church Mr Leonard took the lead in a fight against tho granting of saloon license to two men who desired to open a saloon near the church Ho was sus tained in this by some of tho mom bens of his church whllo others used to take a hand on either side silently condemning their pastor for what they termed interfering in other peoples affairs Tho saloon faction was finally do bated the court refusing to grant tho necessary license From that time tho bitterest feeling existed between the factions More Fuel Added On July 3 last year according to E P Drawer now a deacon and a lead Ing member of tho antiLeonard foe ton fresh fuel was added to the smoldering lire by Mr Leonard himself To a CourierJournal reporter Brewer said Wo are not satisfied with Brother Leonard because tho church Is wan- Ing In both membership and Influence since ho has been Its pastor We do not think ho Is tho man to have charge of our church Last July he mado some serious charges against our young people which he did not prove and which ho afterward ad mitted to mo were not well grounded He mado a statement in the pulpit on that day that a lot of young girls and boys wero guilty of shameful conduct In and about a gospel tent wo had stretched on tho commons and whero wo wero holding our ser vices Instead of In tho church build- Ing Mr Leonard named ono of tho members of tho church a woman as his Informant Tho woman denied that she said anything to Mr Leonard and ho took back most of his alleged accusations In his original statement The following Sunday after Broth cr Leonard had signed a statement retracting his words In regard to some of tho accused young women ho proved to me that ho was not sin core by saying from tho pulpit that ho had hurt the feelings of somo of his members by his remarks on tho previous Sunday but that If the shoo lit It must bo worn and that he had no apologies to mako I left tho church and havo not attended since My brothers and their families have also pulled out of tho church because wo havo no confidence In Brother Leonard as a pastor wo do not think ho Is tho right man and wo havo voted him out That is all thero Is to the meeting night members of both factions were present and warm arguments were indulged In When tho voto was taken tho result was a veto of eighteen to six in favor of ousting Mr Leonard This action l ik was followed by a resolution asking for his resignation but falling to fix a time for the resignation The matter was left standing at this point until Wednesday night at the prayer meeting services when according to Mr Leonard ho would havo been roughly handled had It not been for the Interference of his aged father and other friends He said he attended tho service as usual Jut as soon as ho entered tho church ho was set upon by several of his enemies who would have assaulted himTho version of tho trouble given by Mr Leonard Is as follows Our trouble negan some months ago when I headed a movement to prevent two saloons from operating near the church Wo were successful In our fight against them and since that tlmo there has been a current of dissatisfaction In the church Somo ot our members It seems to me wanted tho saloons right In tho shadow of the church and that Is where the friction started Since I have tried to do my duty as saw It gardless of the fact that I knew by so doing I Incurred the bitter enmity of a faction In the church In July last I did say from tho pulpit that some of tho young people were acting shamefully about our pel tent still say that such was the case but mentioned no names Again I was met by the janitor and again found tho doors locked I was told by the Janitor that If I tered the church must walk over his dead body Since I have been pastor of the church I have had a great deal to contend with especially since tho church has been divided A woman who claims to be a pillar In the church and who Is a teacher In the Sundayschool boasted among her friends that her son hail her class trained to ridicule me At an entertainment not long since that little son of hers waited until I arose to read an essay when he arose anti dragging his feet heavily over the floor left the room followed by a number of others each of whom made yry faces at mo as they passed down tho aisle This episode Is what the wor an boasted of This and many other like disgraceful episodes it has been pasttewrT was Informed that one woman hall cast four votes tho tellers were enemies of mine and I know that soy eral men who are not legally entitled to vote cast a ballot or ballots against me Two men who are known gamblers and bad citizens attended that meeting and wero allowed to vote against me whllo Mr Brewer ami others who several months ago ceased attending church and thereby made themselves dlvfslonlsts were also present and voted By the laws of the church they had no right to vote Tho vote cast twentyfive shows that the church was not repre sented as the membership Is more than 140 and do not feel that am under obligations to be governed by the action However I will do as think best for tho church and its sincere Christian members Another Church Involved The church of the United Brethren on Brandeis avenue a square away became slightly involved In tho trou ble according to tho Rev Mr Leon ard Friday night last he said yesterday several members of tho United Brethren church who profess sane tlflcatlon called upon him In a body to offer their sympathy That night was the regular prayer meeting night of tho band and after calling upon him they returned to tho church and wore surprised to find tho doors locked and tho Rev Mr Morgan Its pastor in chargo of tho keys He was asked why ho had locked members of his flock out and ho said they were out of placo Interfering in the Meado church trouble The band tho Rev Morgan Included said the Rev Mr Leonard held a season of prayer right thieve In front of the church and the trouble was settled In a spirit of prayer as I feel we should1 settle all our troubles Tho church doors were opened and the little band held their meeting without further interior once Loulsvlllo CourierJournal CommentThe above Is plainly a caso whero a preacher has made one mica of nearly nil his congregation- by his opposing the liquor traffic Plainly his congregation were wrong morally and right religiously and plainly the preacher was right morally and wrong religiously With our dally papers always hay ing accounts of murders from drunkenness a large proportion of them being cases whero men murder their lJodoubtsource of crime In our country and if Christianity makes any pretense of encouraging good morals overt preacher should be opposed to tho liquor traffic But as the Blblo favors liquor drinking and as Jesus Christ made liquor for men to get still drunker on when they were already drunk and taught positively that all of his followcrers should drink liquor In memory of him tho man who preaches Christianity must not oppose liquor drinking If Rev Leonard Is going to work for morality and human happiness ho must oppose tho liquor traffic If ho Is going to work for tho plain teach- Ing of tho Bible ho must not oppose tho liquor traffic and ho must take his cholco one way or tho other Ho Is inconsistent In his present position A Christian can consistently mako and sell liquor but an Infldol cannot consistently do either t t f tJ fti lr SANCTIFI PAPER SHOWS HOW IANS SUPPORT THE- PUBLICATIONS I hav i been sent a copy of Gospel Trumpet published TIII1 Moundsvllle W Va U S A margin Is written Aint this hot stuff What do you think of this moss The opy is Vol 24 No7 and It prints about as much matterjas the Grass Blade It has gkt pages four columns to the pagoMflKf sel tprettyl Its specialty is sancU is made up almost rftrptI ters frouiylts friends Itt o eJ Itors Byrtim and Bye JiJpiuhve con tributing editors pages Tho first three ofwfcb paper dhowblessed t11eTrumpetOditjrflargely Tho most original CdHorJat b editoris t Sin Is tho worst thing In this thingthereout of the world 9ttaMBrb Is no badness left inj so who tlJlngsJesnssin Ie O YpluntltjHumilityto all tho saints scat Bif abroad nshlngLonThls lcco warns the saintsnst ttlJacobsoiIn tho piece abou on ac iirstile following Sonlt wo ti ht it Jgotten o tho bo anti reached tho blood butsbMkfound that thc old Brjp opor atlng1 In him It will be remem berel that at the last assembly mooIng at tho Shinto Homo wo felt ho really wak delivered and saved but we nro sorry to have to Inform you at the samo old spirit Is aotuatlnv him He goes about among tluLsalntsi canvass ing etc and wlen about takes a very prominent part In tho ser vices We have dealt with him and he utterly Ignores all tho counsel of the ministry and local elders who dealt with him man resting a real puffed up self jusUClngsins also attended by n spirit of voluntary humility When ho is Just compelled to acknowledge anything he will do so and not until he Is compelled to Dear ones this is not repentance unto salvation Godly sorrow work eth repentance unto salvation He repents because he Is cornered and not out of a sense of lovo of duty to God Hence ho has not reached the blood Dear ones we warn you In Jesus name not to fellowship him In the least as a child of God You do so at your own risk am sorry I can not tell you what the expression reached the blood next column under tho hood Weekly Report of Finance for the week ending February thero Is an byStatesmentioned no names of individual givenbeingBelow this amount is added the fol lowing After deducting tho above amount from tho Indebtedness there still remains 2355985 Tho editor does not seen to think thingstosays that some who wore not able to give now had pledged themselves to do so boforo May 1 In Ute report appears the following One letter was received from Pennsylvania without any name in which was enclosed and signed From a friendly sinner A poor widow from Virginia sent saying it was money sho had worked very hard to earn but helpthofrom Ohio gavo 50 saying it would pay for twenty persons who partMany MayGodstow his blessings upon nil tho Trumpet readers The highest amount given by anyone State Is Pennsylvania 9452 the next highest Is Ohio Dr Wilsons State CD15 then Michigan 0550 Kentucky gives 195 and Alabama tho lowest 10 cents Pago five Is nearly all occupied by a letter from tho steamer Lucanln upon which Editor Byrum Is n passenger for Europe Tho letter Is written by ono A D Khan Extracts from that letter aro as follows Everything 111M that day had something sovmu about it and at last the soloVnlty of tho occasion A1 ta rugJttlo a climax In Ute Pg In a solemn assembly of wlnts to participate in tho suppertwashlng fuovll tried hard to mako mo tho Lord took caro of which I give him all tho the passengers Is a n from Kansas City ngland to Leo ids ruoth very sick with con Bid diabetes Tho stew ing him is In serious tor ho will outllvo tho o Bailey and Bro to see him in his was such a sad case Iie Catholic and ha- dbeonliquor business for four y d ho persuades himself sa to Is all right and does apt anybodys prayer The bret nrayedi with him though ant him In the hands fthe h the depths of degradation Into n descend Bail several In wUh passengers otu Ing the ways of the how few there are wit Lord and havo salvation one man and had soverafijJllpIlK with him Ho Is from ChlcagoVon his way to England and posea as a preacher Ho says ho Is out of sectlsm and does not belong to anybody though fellowships to Plymouth Brethren Wo had V talk with hlm and soon found him to bo oyold of salvation It is won orful Indeed how tho Lord does fovldo ev m from unexpected urces A lady Jltrt mhtocean ded Lan which site Ishe felt Imp to givo for his expensosIt was in jr to prayeryet unexpected from that source Thql paper contains a otter from onoOM Byrd of Jeffersonvllle Ky In which is the following WeTaiso held a very profitable meetlnpfjat Mudllck Springs e in Bath county in which tjlfcjl precious souls got saved r o sanctlfledi To God fcy Pray God okeep for him It iWl r saints In Kci tticky forward move for Ufver before Amont ttera occurs the fol IcwlllgI saw the true light about one year ago I trust all to the Lord anti can testify to what ho has done for mo I used tobacco for more than fortyfive years chewed and smoked When God gavo me tho light I could see that It was a dirty filthy habit and I prayed to God to help mo and take away that craving ap petite for tobacco which he did Pralso his holy name God wants a clean temple In which to dwell I in him and ho in ni3 I do thank and praise God for what ho has dono for me yet within four years ho has seen fit to tko four of ray family my wife son anti two daughters But praise tho Lord for ho dooth all things well Ono letter Is as follows Prayer Heard I feel lob of tho Lord to write my testimony to the Trumpet and tell of his mighty power to save I can truly praise hint for his iMinderful blessings upon mo Ho has sanctified and savcu and truly praise him also for his dearIfeer and went for two days and nights without eating anything at all I prayed continually for hm anti tho dear Lord heard my prayers and tho second day in toe morning ho was better Towards evening ho began to get worse and tho devil toW mo to glue him somo turpentine Taut ch praise tho Lord resisted the devil anti kept pleading to my Father which Is In heaven and ho heard my pray r and healed my child Praise his holy mine Pray for me dear sluts that I may be Jusb wait God would have mo be ELLEN MOORE Concord N In another loiter occurs the following Healing of Eyes promised God to testify to his mighty healing power After I had considered tho nutter of wearing eye glasses and tried to wear them I was troubled In my mind about whether U was nUlls will to give mo sight again sufficient to do his work or wear the glasses I prayed and tho answer came according to your la I laid them ort and de cided to trust God for my olght Now I can read line print by lamplight something I couH not do for n long time Another letter is as follows Healed of Sjal Trouble I feel It would bo to tho glory of God for me to testify through tho Trumpet of his wonderful goodness to mo Ho saves mo from sin today Ho Is also my physician Praise his dear name Ho healed mo of stomach trouble of which I had suffered for twen tyflvo years and tried many physicians Praise the Lord ho healed mo last summer at the Claypoool mooting of deafness I do praise tho Lord for tho Bible l i Lf Mii1 J8 jb dJljf way Pray that tho Lord may al ways keop mo humble CROWDERCool EllnDoonolowing hasdoneed our baby of pneumonia and raised her up and gave her back telegramto washealedeleven Sho la now well and atPlay givetheirInfidelsdonttho Blade and until Infidels learn to use their money to help their cause pretensIonsdo PRESIDENT TAYLOR OF GEORGETOWN LECTURES- ON HERBERT SPENCER From Georgetown Times Rev Dr J J Taylor president of Georgetown College delivered tho fourth of the series of lectures given by members of tho College faculty on last Monday afternoon The sub jest of tho lecture was Herbert Spencer Dr Taylor after giving some account of Mr Spencers per sonal characteristics discuiCd In a mannerthonosticism which characterized Spen cers system of philosophy This course of lectures has been of a high order and havo been thoroughly ap GeorgetownJl1- CommentRev Taylor is tho man wage candidacy for president of Georgetown Ky College was oppos ed oh the ground that ho favored Whiisottlhe president of tho Baptist leal 1Whitsonhororicil fourth a Georgetown truth ren Georgetown Is Ruckers town but Infidelity Is getting Into Georgetown College all tho same Spencer was perhaps the andhogent Christians ANONYMOUS ABOUT ARNOLD AND RUCKER You did Bro Arnold great injustice Toms father was rich but his wifes father Pugh was not Arnold Is not rich now but embarrassed Bro Rucker simply called attention to your writings and you havo only your paper to credit for giving you penltll1tlatjreallyou ever had and you ought to bless Rocker for It tothatmarked Frankfort Ky I am glad to Chaplainbnbythatono and ono time they had twins and had 13 In all and Tom made tho ol man ante up 20000 for the twins laitbutstatement think now that I recol AnyhowIf Tom Is embarrassed tho same wo call gono hostelI know Ive boon thoreI can now understand why Tom In his prayer to the Sen ate not for It prayed that they might pass tho capitol appropriation bill and do it p d q before tho other fellows could get In to beat tho bill Yes you aro right about old Ruck er I will bless hlmwltba von geance as long as I live Its nip and tuck between Rucker and Dog Fennel as to which gavo mo tho biggest advertisement but If there is any difference I think tuck has a little tho advantage MYSTERIOUS ATTEMPT TO POISON A PREACHERS FAMILY mystorloutson the family of the Rev Dr Essex Ilaptistpastors sister and his six year ohd daughter who ate somo cako sent to tho house by an unknown person wero saved by timely medical aid Tho cake was left at a grocery store by an unknown manr who asked that it bo delivered to tho pastor A boy was sent to tho parsonage with tho package The pastors sister and tho little girl opened it and ate somo of the coaconut frosting violentlyillshows that the frosting had been fill ed with a deadly poison Recently thero has been trouble In the church resulting in charges against the minister and tho matter hall been placed before the grand Jury That body dismissed tho affair No trace of tho poisoner has been found lFj bILWEIRL Wlntorfiol lown March 12 1901 Charlos 0 Moore Dear SIr You have right to say what I have or have not fait In the way of religious cxper lonco Ono must experience before he cnn knowlcnocthat I feel and If should only Ima that know that feel what justifrtluIkv A preacher once tolil mo that when my mother got to heaven she would bo so transformer and have such a high Idea of justice that her supreme happiness would not he In tho least disturbed by a know edge that was In hell couldnt understand It but since my conversion am supposed to derstand such things Bro Moore your article About being good Is simply excel lent If you would always write like that so free from slang andwell yes coarso sayings and then If tho- entire paper should bo mado up of such clean language as was that Is r sue would not try to use It In nc slonary work for Christianity Thero Is nothing In your article or any other part of Uie Issue which It should shock the most fastidious church member It i No sir I dont want a paper me that Issue filled with good things expressed In clean language Should rsIslaw a paper like that to many of Itonr church members fear that many them would subscribe and make t up for the nonpaying subscribers you haveur my missionary work I must have papers containing your p d q and kindred slang phrases ralw want those short letters contain things like thought I saw f Lord when I went In bathing with the preacher but I have since con cluded It was a mud turtle With such things as that we can keep most of the good Christians dead infidelityt your p d q II1I0cJ tho work most every time t Of course just as bad or worse things are said In the pulpit but when a man Is preaching wo Christians know he Is doing a good thing and we can overlook his short comings but when a man is talking or writ- Ing about Infidelity ho Is supposed to be doing n very bad thing and a use of slang or any rudeness con firms our belief In every locality there are pod men who are Infidels but as a general rule are quiet and ur church yapeetip1C rather than regard them as Infidels look upon them jr men whom they iavo not yet gomn into the r4 church r1 If looked upon as Infidels these men would raise the standard of In fidelity In every community there t aro also men of loose morals and any thing but good citizenship These men are often though not always un informed and they are very outspok en in their denunciation of the Bible and tho church These men are Infidelsfrfled It is so easy to confirm the idea averageFIf all socalled Infidels would preach good morals and right living as many of them do In clean yet forceful lan guage and then practice what they preach we of the Christian brand i would soon be compelled to surrender Surely Bro Moore you cannot real i ize fully my peculiar situation since my confession t True you once changed from the t Christian to the Freethought realm In my fancy see you now as you then were Your theological robe Is shed and you have stepped into the f flexible garment of Freethought You remind mo of an Infant In longfearsf from Freethought t Into orthodoxy the situation Is best ll understood by imagining a lady in dress tight and decollete and at the same tlmo thinking of an overgrown ir hoy in kneepants T P WEIR i rAnswerTimo asterisks In your let that I have omitted parts of your letter t You complain that one of your re fI cent letters and my answer were 1tH printed so as to make them utterly unintelligible I In the confusion consequent upon moving the Blade Into Its new officeI parts of your article and of the letter tvof a Christian woman to me and my answer were blended but with a little pains and patience and Ingen ruity you could have seen that fact could havo read each separately n omitted your comment upon that factri you say about what you have felt In the way of religious ex perience seems to be a juggling with wIVds that you have learned k somewhere hut It Is without any log Ical force and I do not comment up on it ii Somo people think that kind of talk Is metaphysics but It Is simply jing ling jargon and such talk SJ you areI not warranted In using In discuss Alf lag what you think has to do with the eternal destinies of men j omit from your letter long pages of your manuscript Uiat Is a mere tir ade against people who have not helped to pay preachers who converted you and against people who do not pay for tho Blade None of that Is of any Interest In this connection You have purely at your own t- ugrgostion started out to prove that Christian religion Is true and InclI dentally as you suggest to have some fun out of mo by exposing my Infidel errors and I will bold you strictly to r It f wwM +T 6Ith IIneRtion or gueellons iia iA ciiRBlon nnd cannot afford to cHurtic tho columns of my little IlalHJrijtlth matter which to bo candid wi on seemed to have becnjwrltten your friendship for y v and thus assist you InUi ft or your profession nllror may have been very Important but not nt all so to the balan us Of course If you have lat Jlieen an Infidel and are now coed to Christianity you cannot iltwant subscribers to pay up for jth and on to wrltt1l toI118hpreacher for the preach ng verted you when yonknow thatht us Infidels would bo glad It thsyne- or Ipaid him a cent You quote the scripture Mft 22 and say that for which W pfj believing we will receive JNow Dr Weir you are a np vert to Christianity bo lion tell the truth If you and3U tor Bro Clark do bejfl you repeatedly say you you and ho spend our tlnw going around anti working money to pay him tho say was due him andYwhen you knew that byj praying you could gj amount fDr Weir If you h natural common senso to practice medicine jB BP tar both positively know oth o you entered In to yj Hpftets a the Bible directs an Kycd for year it would not bij Hpu a singl nickel and you are crazy or fraud If you prof eslplii believe tha money or any thing can bo got ten by praying for f1You certainly mu Idea of heaven If yo place In which the there are such ptonlj r ow mother could co look a you rolling In thol brlmston of eternal hell r fK f All good poop Ise John Cal tin fatherroi Presbyterlanism because he stood by and complacent saw Michael Servetus burnt to death at the stake though that took less than an hour and yet now since you confession ou say you are posed to understand from Bro Clarks teaching how an angq mother can with pleasure look at h fYou1 derstand It Nhqudid ou say aw fknewstuff and you wanted to nlnk c body believe that Clarljlpha explained to yon how this right that a mother who on earth bUrnlng8hellwhen As s ion as I flnlsn this piece I an going to feed some sows that have little pigs There is notM thos sows a single one thaUypJBC as brutal as you say your r mlgh be after she is a ngel In heaven W If you really doj this can be rlgh hot ex plain it to us ins Jg long foolscap pages and fc = writing something in which Hfetendec to want the subscribers of o to pay for it when your real purpose seems to have been to make money by getting in your own advertisement as a Christian doctor and scattering Blades over your country You and Clark are either two fools or two frauds You then go on and take grew pains to explain that If I would write a coarse you spell It courseaml Immoral paper you could and would use It for Christian propagandlsm but that you cannot use the Blade for that purpose If It is a moral and nice paper In other words you say that it takes coarse and immoral literature to make Christians and nice and moral literature to make Infidels You object to the Blade because s courso and Immoral and yet you like the pulpit that you say Is more course and immoral than the Blades and you plainly say Uiat coarse mesa in the pulpit Is all right ahd shows that the preacher Is a good- man out coarseness in an Infidel ed itor shows him to be a bad man Dr Weir In justice to you and to the balance of us must say that your letter is better calculated to make Infidels than the very best that ever appears In this paper written by any Infidel and I do sincerely hope you will continue to be a real zealous Christian and you shall never get back Into the Infidel ranks If I can keep you out Wo certainly do not want you among us and you are doing Infidelity great good where you are You plainly say that there aro good people who are Infidels and yet roii regret that in a certain Issue of the Blade I did not use the letters- p d q so that you might use it to confirm the Idea already entertained jy the average Christian that Infidels ire all toughs In other words you regret that I ave failed to give you an opportun ity to propagate what you say Is a common Christian lie To a man of your evident lack of Intelligence and of common honesty It would be a waste of time to quote Shakespeares Write mo down an ass In all of my long experience with men havo never come across one who Is more hellbent on showing ilmsclf to be a fool and a fraud than ou are Your remarks about dress at the close of your piece are so utterly void IIf any sense that It you are not rank you have not enough of com non sense to be allowed to practice medicine and suppose It Is on this account that you practice ono of these outsIde brands of your calling Dillon Mont Feb 29A mob of 200 last nlghth took an evangelist amed BIdowcll to n point a mile of town and treated him to a coat of tar and feathers Ho was accused of causing trouble In many families lie as allowed to go on promlso to leave town today l i1f f 1t Li t Junctln use lImn for fo Wilson hook With heartyreof the Vifin as eve In movement In All otjmTime two dolan Is for d Geo Taylor two flrotlir S GOVE r St af Enclosed find P 0 or 54 for mem be following names W x W Hackbart Join d Wm Hackbart nIl Iowa Ono dollar for and when book Is same to Chas w Hack HACKBART pilshvlllo KyFind enclosed htch ono dollar Is for Rome Congress Fund and the other for my membership fee to the N L P BISHOP WASHH M D East Liberty OYou will find en closed a draft for for which please send copies of tho forthcoming heel of Dr Wilson to the following named parties all of this place Dr Wilson Is quito a favorite with us hero and we are expecting an Interest lug book Long live tho Blade nnd m i Northwest cornerW apli his Mo Sometime ago sent you dollars to pay my dues togetherr ollar each for four oth er mem anti none of ns have re ceived certificates for this year yet a you give certificates now if 3 plcia b end one I sent me yiKry J M AUSTIN have mado acknowledgment ugh Blade already we do t send certificates to old members You can vt them If you want them Many thahMLM S Earlton Jt9 Bsoc uy Blade you are JTGjTOB H10 money for Dr Wilsons uo written on the Rome Con subscribed some time ago Hpwlll send you enclosed o to for one book jffE ANDER Lyons Colo I Jend you money der for ontjilr to pay my mom 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for my assess ments In the Liberal Party and my name down for one book and I wil nt once send tho money together W KARP THE WORLDS BROTHERHOOD Has the best secular principles on earth and as fine a lot of people as ever drew a bean or sighted a canyon Address with stamp Miss Lain 11 Gibson President 112 Post Ave St Elmo Tenn or Wn W Martin Gen Sec Mableton Ga 54t DEATH INFIDELBRO JACKSON Cadott Wls March 7 1904 Editor Blue Gross Blade Tho subject of this obituary was very pronounced Freethinker lIe was a reader of Blade although not a subscriber His mind was clear up to tho time of his death He died as ho had lived claiming to know noth ing of another life Ho was burled as was his wish by his neighbors with out nay religious ceremony and If mistake not many will he Uio kind lands to place flowers on his grave on Memorial day A FRIEND The obituary notice Is of Robert Jackson It Is In tho Cadott Wls Blade of March 4th The notice Is as follows A Pioneer Dies Robert Jackson a pioneer a resident of Chippewa county for nearly fifty years died at his homo on the hanks of Uio Yellow river about twelve miles Northeast of Cadott In the town of Ed son last Friday at the ago of 83 was thought due to a cold contracted some days before ter minating In pneumonia Interment was made on a picturesque spot which ho had many years before selected a bluff two hundred feet high from the surface of the Yel low river on tho South bank For many years ho had lived a retired life was a man of sterling qualities and exceptional ability and made and left behind him an enviable name Mr Jackson was of Scotch descent and lad strong characteristics of his race true to friend forgiving to foe CommentWhen was a boy It was most common for sermons to con min descriptions of miserable deaths of Infidels and Uio happy deaths of Christians Now It Is common for newspapers to give accounts of the resigned and philosophic deaths of Infidels and to tell of Christians being hung with re ligious services 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icck was broken by tho fall Armstrong was brave and maintained his Iron nerve until the last Ho maJb a brief address to the assembled crowd saying that ho was sorry for his rime but that he was going to meet tho girl ho loved Minnie Ensmlngcr Ills last words were- I die In tho falUi of Christ and In ho bosoms of his true church I sin sorely repent of all my sins espec- Ially of the great crime I must now suffer for humbly trust In tho In finite mercy of Clirlnl my Savior win died for mo Into Ida hands 0 Lord I commend my spirit At tho close of Ills aildrwfl he lame nnd received last sacrament of UK Catholic church administered b Father Allvottl who received his con fesBlon He arose and stood flrmlj on the trap while the straps wero ad justed Armstrong did not retire at all ilur Ing the night ho played his viols and received until almost morning when ho received Ida confessor He had breakfast shortly after oclocl eating a hearty meal From Denver Post Somo of thcso days am going to give 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Intelligence i is certainly of a different kind or order than ours i An intelligence lIke ours which can manage tho unlvers6 would have never allowed the Mont Peleo eruption tho Galvoston flood or tho Iroquois theatre horror to take place Tho most Influential atheistic publi cations in my estimation aro all newspapers which present In their columns stronger evUdenpe against IIUII God of the Bible than any other literature extant If renders cannot gather enough I from these sources to disprove the Bible there Is no hope that 1argument can furnish It Your presentation of tho matter Is unexceptionable until we come to your statement that Our dictionaries know nothing of any moaning of intelligence except such as emanates from a human brain and none of us can for f mulate any Idea of any kind of Intelli gence except such as proceeds from n human brain or from the brains pr rangllnes of some material part bme part of some animal body There are beings without a trace of brain or ganglion not even as much as a rudimentary nervefibril who manifest In their movementsas Mons Alfred Blnet the eminent blol oglst of the French Academy of Science expresses It in his work on The Psychic Life of the Won Organ IsmTito majority of tho emotion al and Intellectual faculties which characterIze flii hIgher mammals seJ tlsoreca nzinterti LJITJgencolrf the lowest forms of protop laslnsc life up to man designating It as the cell soul of the Individual or combination of cells In no cellule Is n trace of a nerve system brain of ganglion discernible yet they exhibit unmistakable signs of Intelligence These well known facts exploded the Idea that there can be no intelli gene without brains or ganglion of some animal body But the Professor not only concedes intelligence to utterly structureless J beings but ho accords a species of In telligence to atoms In these words on page 220 of The Riddle of the Unit verse As to my own opinion and that of many other scientists I must lay down the folowlng thesis as India penslblo for a truly manlstlc view of suostanco and one that covers the whole field of organic and inorganic nature two fundlmental forms of sub stance ponderable substance and mat ter are not dead and only moved by 1extrinsic force but they are endowed with sensation and will though nat urally of the lowest grade they ex perience Inclination for condensation a dislike for strains they strive after Ithe one and struggle against the Thus you see Mr Editor you are in full accord with ono of the great scientists when you say We may in islat that In inanimate material there is some thing Uiat more or less re sembles Intelligence as Arlstottlo did hut we positively must not say that tho Universe Is governed by an Intel llgence Is certainly in my opinion not governed by an Intelligence such as you depleted to yourself when you wrote the conclusion of the above son tence But why it cannot be governed or I will say affected or effected by the something that more or less re sembles intelligence which we may Insist on being In Inaminate subs stance or Inorganic matter r fall to To me It seems self evident that if wo concede a low form of Intelligence to atoms then this same grado of In telligence permeates and exists In nil things amlnato and Inanimate This means that It Is disseminated throughout the whole Universe for for science recognizes no totally void far then I believe we are right i In saying that a low form of intelli gence exists within tho Universe but not in saying that It governs it for this would be according it a paten t Unlit It cannot possess In view of tho dreadful calamities wo constantly ties and read about Now why may not this extremely low atomic intelligence develop as other forms of energy do namel with and through aggregation and or gnnlzatlon The ceil souls of each Individual plant and animal develop In that way through organization In particular un til the highest form of Intelligence reached In man Why then may not tho atoms mind attain higher planes through tho same means Tire Universally diffused atomic In telllgence though physically of tre mendous energy has not yet reached an altitude In Its native state where It could havo the sentiments charac teristic of cultivated minds hence it knows nothing of mercy providential caro and such emanations of Igno rance asthatal1 fostered by a mer cenary priestcraft for the money there Is in it Assuming then that tho atomic mind develops par parson with and through tho bodies It assembles la and constructs that is develops with these in the same raUo under favor able conditions the principal elements will unite Into protoplasmic cells unI der which conditions the atomic and malecular minds can reach a considerable higher degree than they enjoyed before such coalition At any rate their combined mind force is now able to manifest Itself in higher purposive movements hence has ceased to be classed with the problematical states of existence Here Is where the deist begins to see most positive proof of a God Ho saw it before In the heavenly bodies In the systematic glrations of worlds and all that but adding to this evidence 1 of a Supreme Overruling Providence the wonderfully Intricate mechanism of organic strut ture he asks the sceptic VWhat more proof do you want and then ha clinches his argument with Paleyfl watch Illustration and that settles the matter to his entire satisfaction wondering how it is possible that any man in his right mind can fan to see Uiat there is a God Now wire occupies the stronger posi tion the theist that ascribes the mar vels of the Universe to somo Intelli gence that transcends his own in an inflnate degree or the atheist who tributes all to purely physical agencies to blind mechanism to insensate iological processes to medullary vibrations to a haphazard concourse of mindlesS atontsHn fine to whatlhG thelstacallBWclick t Nature and evolution by the way are nonentities having no veritable existence in themselves hence as ab stract concepts existing only In cated mens brains and only there as mere Ideas cannot have had the remotest effect in envolving organic lifo tram Inorganic matter- I believe science has reached that stage where It is able to disabuse the theIst from his notion of God and tho materialist from his error in ascribing that which so palpably manifests posi- tIve design In organic structure to blind mechanical agencies Admitting a low form of Intelligence in atoms repudiates this position alono sinco the atomic intelligence precludes till mindless physical processes The atomic mind certainly governs these processes to some extent hence they cannot be blind and excluslvly they are of a higher men tal order than Is generally supposed Is shown by tho description Prof Huxley gave of their manner of operation In one of his Lay Sermons In which ho compared the movements of minute cells engaged in tho process of seg mentation multiplication by division adding cell to cell until the organ- Ism Is completeto those of an artist who with his plans before him strives with skilled manipulation to complete his work The hidden artist which Intelligent ly In accordance with certain deflnato impressions received from his progen itors builds up the organism It ant mates plant or animal Is the bIo- logIc mind called by Prof Haeckel the communal soul of the Individual coilsouls and by Dr Paul Carus the peripheral soul It is more commnoly known as tho subconscious or secondary mind its real and solo function being to operate ov ry physiological process of the body as far as lies in its power It lies the body With this the most wonderful con structive Intelligences recognized by scientists what further use is there of the bible God HERMANN WETTSTEIN From Chicago Chronicle Mr Mangasarlan Is surprised that the people of this country should sym paUilzo with Japaneso In tho east ern struggle because they aretIn Gods less people Probably If is because tho Japanese aro n cleanly Industrious brave chivalrous Intellectual moral progressive people It they are all this without being Godly so much the worse for Godliness CHURCHMAN PLAYS THE INFAMOUS BRUTE AND HIS WIFE GETS DIVORCE ROMANCE IN CRUELTY New York March 191Irs Edith Colby Dorr obtained a decree of sop aration from Rev Henry A Dorr In tho Supremo Court In Brooklyn with 25 a month alimony and 100 counsel fees Justice Oaynor roundly scored preacher for deceiving his own counsel and said fro three clergymen who appeared for him wore not as truthful as they might have plaintiff testified that In May 1900 four months after the wedding tile preacher threw water at her DndI said he wished she was In hell He beat her until sho was black and blue then ho took her rings and when sho began to cry said Ill give you something to cry for He Urea seized her by the hair and throw her to tho floor a handful of hair coming out On tho other occasion he had knocked her down and kicked her and then placed his knees on her stomach When she was finally ablo to arise she jumped from a window to escape and went to her parents In Brooklyn- At another time ho licked and throw her down choking hor VIUIc both hands She had him arrested and convicted of assault but sentence was suspended In Juno 1901 ho was moving a stove smeared her face with blacking Sho retaliated in kind when he struck her with his fist on both chocks anti mouth In September 1903 while Dorr was preparing a sermon sho was curling her hair Ho remarked that no docent woman wore frizzes Slie replied that she woro her hair to suit horJ self and ho seized her by the hair tearing out several handfuls and throwing her to the floor with a suc cession of horrible oaths Once he found fault with the way she seasoned- a dish of cabbage and threw several handfuls of the hot vegetable In her race She once called his attention to tho fact that ho had forgotten to ask a blessing Ho retorted Ask it your self you dd fool When ref aunt had found her crying ho said Ill blow your dd roof off if you dont stop itelllngt jsieryjtlilng Lyou T know When he was ill and got out of bed to get a glass of water sho brought him a shawl Ho threw tho glass water and all in her face and saidMind your own dd business Once he walked the floor shouting Im through with you I know I am going to hell going good and fast but Ill take you with me Lawyer Chlttenden for the preacher endeavored to show that de endant was tho victim of a conspi racy on the part of the parents of the plaintiff to bring about annulment of the marriage which was clandestine Justice Gaynor ruled against this line of examination A MINISTERS OBJECTIONSTO Why Minister of Ten Years Exper- Ience Found His Calling Uncon genial Should the Church Persist From the Independent An anonymous writer In the Independent gives an Interesting list of reasons for leaving ministry after ten years fairly successful work Al tho head he cites two which he calls minor considerations The first is a feeling of revulsion at the typo of men with whom ho must associate Any man In tho ministry of any strength himself has felt this at some time The probability Is that he began to feel It as far hack as early in his college days He noticed those that strong men preferred to study law or medicine weak ones theology Even there ho was tempted to believe that men who found themselves fit to do nothing else considered themselves called to preach Later ho feared that ho found tills suspicion confirmed In his divinity school When ho compar the personnel of students in the seminary with that of tho student body college ho decided that upon whole the average here was Inferior to average there After ho has graduated and moves among the brethren of tho cloth ho still fools the same thing Eventualy tills feol ing comes to weigh upon him it op presses him Is the Ministry Dishonest A second subordinate reason is found In a feeling that tho young man In the ministry today has or ought to have of something not far from honesty It ho Is as honest as he ought to be ho dislikes everything that bears the semblance of a pose and a ahonl niBolf wllh tho olllcWm ImowA mon o n othfr profon onKIe Is no betti than Itat8 upon liis non to L should bo c sidorc4u tiered one it those Jvho tiJthry are si Ho no 4R to wnr men air woro ic Ills rms in coll who nje now v Jn Vnlong other hnrdr thin he dos to do soVin order linesjOfI oncllng pYilltnn or HP notices too that their average Is smaller Jftgnin ho notice that lath ns MlBtis theirt time f r study and thelrvflHnlty for gaini social prestlgaM Biosltlon they are restrained In rat he is mt Ho comes to w y ort wire tor at all ho Is enfl us to rank or pose above them v An furthermore and wbMjothan this or my own part have IJmo to feel nd that deeply that thesmyoung men of whom speak my coruVsres lead more normal life than ro They have less restraint and less coi strap What tlioy do they do nag urall what do have to do In large meos ire professionally When they ehoo o their pleasures and must deny them elves some that they would at they refrain because these are irate In themselves the only react is operative are those of practi cafe hies they have no ono to consld er b t themselves while I when choof must take Into account not ly w iat Is lawful but what Is expe client as well not only what I myself mny think lint what some one for whos opinions am responsible and who conduct by my example may Infill flee may think also Consequent ly feel that all their social life Is much poro normal sane arid atural Than vino Is or can betThW writer holds there are two ndlsppnsablo oquallficatlons forgery luccteful and contented minIster noway of belief and purity of met DGhformer ho says that ho has nev hiss own sincerity al thoulliltho bellofti that ho holds nowc urno those if teI years ago In na Important particulars But eve Ure q estonthen Is Can n mln upon hl own beliefs found or nap ails doao3jAnd is worth the doing th In I tiM i second do la- ylairjurlty of life also But oven hat Ink is sVarce the point The olntr iTituthe question Just what JMsuch purity In short e n ofsuperiorlty inferiority toward other monthat vill Insure succesJ hero For my own part find that am neither quite good enough not quite bad enough to be such a suc ss In the ministry 3y being good mough I mean being hat kind of a nan who never makes nlstakes but pro In all his conducts Immaculate There are such men rut I have al rays noticed they are men and that their goodness is virally of a ncuatlve sort By being bad enough f mean that kind of a nan at the other extreme who Is so thoroughly shrewd and deceitful as al was to appear good and never bo caught Thero are such men also lot this too can neither do nor be Regarding the change in his own tItude toward his work the writer says hat when lie entered tho ministry he ranted to help men and was very sure that he saw how now he Is still none anxious to help but Is much moro In doubt as to method Now to what does all this lead s at this point that my doubt takes Its deepest plunge for this believe to bo the most Important point of all It shapes Itself into the question tho church continue to exist at ill Of course throne are those who iriswer this question affirmatively md that dogmatically and flail the eason for their answer In their con option of the church itself Its origin and its nature Troy believe that gin to be divine and they concern homsolves but little for the future it confident that that future will aloe caro of itself wish could be complacent cannot can find reason for believing In the churchs lerpetulty apart from Its mission and ho duration of its mission conceive to bo determined by Its utility If the church proves to be worth perpetual ng It will stay If not it must go as rave gone before It other Institutions rented In service of religion and even certain forms of that very churchs own worship such as that In monasteries and that subsequently cathedrals And that in turn 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It very much when old mat gets In a weaving way and Kti rlhimself loose utterly regardless Dtf Fennel Is greatA C QU1SENBEH RY Royston GaFlnlt check for foi which move my tab and Dr Vcali up twelve months for the best paper 1inthe world I do wish It was dash f paper and that every preacher In the Tinted States was compelled to rea two or three copies a week for twelve I months It would silence half of them In that time A great many wont read It Just because isthey are prejudiced against Infidelity JJ Charles I am years old dont have E good health may die soon have n- hope of ever living again dont b- Hove In any heaven hell god or devil When I die I will be just what I was a 1million years ago Good luck to you your good wife and to Mr Hughes and his family May Mrs 4 Henry Mrs Closz Dr Wilson and all other good writers live long and write much to benefit men and women In this life by recovering their benighted iYminds from superstition I wish some would discuss with you f would love to soo you skin him but i they know that and they wont un tdortalto ItC L WESTMORE Kosse Texas Several years ago while Jo Jones was carrying on a meeting In Kosso several Christians f approached an Infidel after services closed and began to harangue him if tolling him the mouth of hell was I gaping to receive aim and that the j coal and sulphur were heaped to burn tJ him everlastingly and though there was odds against him ho was holding p his own gallantly when a young man stepped up and asked the crowd to i hear him He said am a Christian and r there stands the best and kindest man I ever know I came to Texas a number of years r ago with my old mother a sister and sly orphan children and I set out to make a crop with a neighbor of f that Infidel I having only My sis ster died my mother got sick and I agot down and my crop was going to rnln Ono evening In stepped that i Infidel anti found me crying and my A mother moaning He af cause of my trouble and told him honestly of my condition Ho told me to cheer t up and to hlro a hand and that ho would pay for the work I did as he requested and ho paid out for work and waited until fall for his frequently and enL money visiting mo rJcourn lng me and not a church man foot In my house So If you lfi damn that man I want to go with him for know he deserves a good place after death p The crowd scattered Jones who had been attracted by the controversy shook his head and said rat man lies Ho Is no Infidel Ho was will Ing to claim him for a Christian if he was a liarB W ALLEN West Milton Ohio Wo positively cant do without the uladc I will send my dollar for the Homo Congress fund as soon as I can MARQAuivr M COPPOCK Mulhall Okla Please keep tho B Blado coming and there will bo money coming your way soon 1trvrnt pot hag ddt taaln- lUecival ri nnrt nil rtnlit It siiHs tho ocemiilon to dot lIao r rough and loaned It out Siuit01VN Lookoha Oltl hno Just flats od reading Don Fennel anti think It very flue look forward to the or rival of Blue drafts Blado with toe same eagerness that do for tnl Appeal to Reason Wllshlros Mag zlno the vpr and a number of oUter Socialistic papers that take You often say that you are no So olallst lint you write tho same doc trine unit all of us teach and Soclr ists are nearly all Infidels and I think that Infidels are nearly all S0 cialists There are a number of Blades received In this place nnd they are all taken by soclaJtstsD W TIIOMAS BETTER LATE THAN NEVER Muncie Ind Feb 25 304 Friend Moore Enclosed you will find a greeting to the National Liberal Party while In convention at Lexington Kentuck It was addressed to me as president but got misplaced among my paper and of course was not read at the convention In looking today throne a hunch of papers that I had away I discovered it and In JusKii to Bro Munch I feel that it ouglft to bo published and It to you with tho lisp It and send Blade containing It thereforef1l1 Tho greeting Is A greeting to the Met In Lexington Kentucky In the land of Bourbon whisky Of horses fast and women fail send to you my greeting hearty And would think myself quite iluckj Were young again and frisky To meet you now in person tierc To Doctors Bowles and Wilson each To Madams Closz and Henry too To Wamslcy Jamieson and Moore To Liberals from ever where Women and men who learn and toad A cause that Is so grand and true I herewith greet you all once more And wish that I could mectyou there I would meet you in the land Where every soldier Is a Colonel Where tho ladles all are fair Where tho horses all are fast Where whisky bears the Bourbon brand Where each paper Is a Journal Where the preachers never swear I would meet you there at last In the famous Blue Grass State In the homo of Cassius Clay In tho land of Daniel Boone In the dark and bloody ground Where all men strongly love n to There would I meet you all Nor would I wish the p if you pass the Dour nut alas I am not Neither young nor st sky I may not see your hors may not met your women Hv- Jy ago my nerves are all unstrung I must forego your Bourbon whisky rty time for intrigue now is past And yet I wish that I was there ldfeu my noble brothers now ind sisters in a noble cause Massing forces for the fight In tho famous Blue Grass State will teach our people how Honest men should make our laws And ever firmly stand for right Unyielding as tho grasp of fate LOUIS MUNCH Zanesvllle Ohio- Written for the Blade THE SUCCESSFUL OPERATION night Key took sick but such is fntelent for an M D up to date Tho former moaned 0 m y poor head The latter voiced You must be bled Next day the patient sore and sad From loss of blood a weakness had The doctor humd and hawd ah we1- lPrescribed a dose of calomel Another day the patient felt fncaslness around the belt The doctor mused then punched his sides tho it were an untanned hide The patient groaned M D looked wise Then said My friend I cant ills guise The sacred truth I must reveal Tho scalpels now all ailments heal csldcs you know Its worth ones while An operations all the style And selflove fed tho bait went down The sick man sleeps no more in town Wy hnndiword the doctor sighed Vas skillful tho the patient died ARTHUR F MILTON CommentI would most respectfully suggest to tho antivaccination Ists and tho nntlvlvlscctlonlsts that If they would add to their work a partment against cutting open plo for appendicitis they would do good SIX MEN UNDER ARREST Charged With Tarring and Feathering- An Evangelist at Dillon WIs Dillon WIs March 1This morn- Ing six citizens of Boavorhead county wero arraigned before Justice Rich OIls city upon a charge of malicious mischief preferred by Mrs Metlln Ihe men accused are Sid Johnson car Johnson Guy Carter Fred Trice Gco Black and Ed Kuhney Mrs Metlln is a sister of Bldwcll tho evangelist who was taken from- her place a few nights ago and tarred an cauicr1 by a number of citizens nmollg whom tho six men are alleged to have been prominent The men- wore released on their own recognlz nnce and will appear tomorrow morn Ing Ii i 1 PARTIS Is VeryJrFor t ie Slgourney tyfl web 28 004 Charles C MooRsnSq- My DeariSirI have been i can slant road r of Blade for cernl years nnVhavc found muck In t that pleased haveIso rend Dog Fennel 1nd nm ye much Impressed wi h Its being truo theory of therile Land i and while In a p nernl way y own writings on almost a1l suhjec Hivo been correct and espe claly o religious matters and part ularly fn the class that makes their living tile superstitions of ohers it sees to me you ore malting amls take allowing discussion of Ics Ip your columns as you wil find thru Infidels differ as widely or poll tcs as other people and It will lo possible for n paper to succeed as an organ of both While think Dr Wilson Is n gront and good man I think his letter la the Wade last wool leans so far ttward modern Socialism that it is calcilat to encourage a certain class in lawlessness and to widen tho breath al ready existing between employee and employer and keep up a socla and Industrial war that ought not to be Dr Bowies article on Presldentli Candidates will suit some Infidel hut It dont suit mo Ho links totother the names of Paine Lincoln effer son and Bryan as noted Freethinkers and Rationalists who gavo to us the American Republic Is Bryan a noted Freethinker I understand ho Is a church membc and attends church regularly when not engaged in the Will busines On the other hand he applies Ule epithet of arch traitor to Grove Cleveland who is in my Judgment the greatest and grandest statesman now living and stands for Democratic principles pure and simple vhll Bryanlsm means populism Soclallsi Dr anything to defeat Democracy as taught by Jackson Jtfferson Tilde find others and amonk whose name will appear In future nlstory that of Grover Cleveland as one of the grandi st of them n1lISo you see that while Dr Bowie toil I agree on Infidelity we are ns vide apart as day Is from night on polltlcs and so it will be all through do not read the Dlado for ny thing but Its principles In fighting the tittles of Frecthcugjit against super titian Ignorance and hypocrisy For politics I read the dally papers have all my life been an Atheist In relief and have since I was old enough to vote voted the Democrat ticket on national and state matters Now Mr Moore I nm older that ou are and as I salt before I think It Is a mistake to admit political ills uiBsJon into the Blade if you hope to ecclve tho support of all Freethinkers In your efforts to publish a paper devoted to the principles of Ration illsm My subscription will run out soon and I dont think I will renew With best wishes for yourself ant friends of the Blade am Respectfuly Yours J M RICHARDSON The point of Mr Richardson is well akcn and then he falls Into the greatest error that exists among Inlldels that of refusing to assist tho cause cause ho docs not agree with everything in the paper and especially when its a mere sldo Issue If as infidels we over win our In dclity will have to he of far greater nportanco to us than our politics Only a few days ago an old Federal soldier wrote me that his son wonted tho Blade discontinued to him then because It was too much like a icmocratlc paper but the old soldier sent his money to have It sent to him the old man in place of tho son A Federal soldier was willing to stnnd the Democracy real or alleged In the paper for the salvo of tho ben eat he obtained about religious matters and now Mr Richardson objects to tho Blade because It Is opposed to Democracy SECRETARY HAY WRITES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN From Boston Investigator Secretary of State Hay formerly graham Lincolns private secretary at the centennial anniversary of the Now York Avenue Presbyterian church In Washington D C read an extract from what he called a medlta tlon written by Lincoln In the passage road Lincoln said that he trusted the Issue of the Civil War to God realizing that it must progress according to tho divino will and- como to nn end only at Gods decree Wo believe that Jefferson Davis IJlaced equal reliance upon God and If historys trusted record Is truo Davis was a more religious man than was Lincoln If anyone lit John Hay- had sprung this meditation upon world we should quest ItAs it JI wo can only saY thatye nodded Jbrllllam Lincoln trusternnt and his generals rather mOf n he did God to end the reh9lIon pine tiCommentI hat L K Wnnhbiirn editor of tho DoMu Investigator oldwit Infldo ncwnpapc In the world should for a nocom question the accuracy of IIns statement that is its substantial ne probably never said those words and very possibly never any very much like them Hay Is of course closely related Timothy In the Bible and tho Dlhlo Is full of lies and hellevers In tho Bible Just take as naturally to lying ns ducks do to water but there Is no reasonable doubt that Lincoln he lievcd In a God Just like Paine onll Jefferson and Franklin did none of the four believing in the divinity of JesllS Christ or In tho Inspiration of the Bible and all four being Infidelstho definition of the word Infidel helng one who does not believe la the dlvli Ity of Jesus Christ nor in tho Insplri tlon of the Bible Even Ingersoll was not satisfied In his own mind as to whether or not there was a God Ho did not be1levo there was any God like tho partlculr one mentioned In the Bible but he was not sure there was not some Idnll of a God some where Ho did not know exactly where but seemed to think there was possibly one somo where Just laying around loose the old womans buttermilk Davis was a doubtdistilled Chris than first a Campbelllto and afterwar an Episcopalian bccauso tho latter was more fashionable Davis got his idea that slavery and tho liquor traffic both were right straight from the Bible and Davis o posed Lincoln on tho slavery questia- which was the cause of the war he cause Davis believed or pretended to believe what ho knew the Bib taught about slavery and Lincoln not believe what the Bible taugli about it and yet if Lincoln and In gersoll had both lived in the Sout and had owned large cotton farm l with three or four hundred niggers on them both Lincoln and Ingersol would have been regular rip snortln Rebels Just like old Jeff Davis was and there Is no sense in saying the would not have been I never did go back on Jeff untl a long time after tho war when ho had got licked and kept his mouth shut for years he opened it for the first time and put his foot In it b helping the liquor side In a contest on that subject In Texas I was willing to forgive Jeff for his slavery views though tho Bible trine of slavery Is the vilest that was ever taught and I was willing for Davis to have and keep to himself his views about liquor but when ho 80 far went out of the way as to come a champion of the liquor inter est In addition to his doctrine on the slavery question I abandoned him Some parties who were friends to Lincoln came to him onto and com plained to him that Grant was a arunlcard Lincoln said Whero docs he get his whisky I want some of my other generals to get some of it I got that story from Rev R B Neal preacher in the Campbellltt church Prohibitionist and Republican end now president of a Neal school it Morehead Ky Yes Jeff and Abe prayed agin each other and Abe whipped Jeff because Abe had the most men and the most money and the mot and best fighting tools and even then it took Abo tout rears to lick Jeff and tho prayers ol both of them combined did not amount lo a hill of beans THAT MIRACULOUS SPRING AT ANDERSONVILLE PRISON Brunswick Maine March 13 1904 Editor of tho Blue Grass Blade I saw In your paper an account of a spring bubbling out all at once in ilbby prison- I havo waited to see if somebody vould not write to you about It that Is more capable than I am but body appears to say anything I will anY it was not Libby prison but An ersonville prison There was a branch or creole run dog through tho stockade fed by springs where the men washed and got the water that they used to drlnlt Of course It was very filthy On the banks of tho creek or branch tho men mado holes to sleep In tp protect themselves from the cold and storm It pre came a very bad storm tlat rafihert away the bane and of course th3 water started out further Dftk where tho bank washed away Thai is how tho now spring happened to be but it drowned quite a umber of tho men- I saw In tho National Tribune a short timo ago a story of a prisoner and in his story he spoke of the cruelty of Wertz the commander1 of tho place at tho time hothe prison erwns there and among tho things thnt ho wrote ho said that God had not given Wertz a good heart I won del whore Wertz was when God was giving out good hearts Why could not God start that ring without drowning so many poor fellows WM L HAM Comment Tho circumstance as I seal It that called forth tho above Into stlng letter Is as follows A month or two ago I printed in tho lade an article from some preacher In which he gave several Instances of whJch ho know God had immediately nswcrcd prayer Ho said that when Federal soldiers wero in Libby prison they were suffering for water and that they united In prayer for water and Immediately water bubbled Ollt from under a stump said It was a lie and asked my comments on the story that some person who was familiar with the facts If there wero any facts about It would write thorn to mo for publl cation In tho Blade Now hero comes a story from Maine where you cannot reasonably ispcct anybody would bo prejudiced In favor of tho Confederates and It simplY nails another He on another eachor But Romans 7 teaches OInt It is right to lie for Gods glory and between lying for Gods glory and being fools for Christs sake I alwaysImudo by praying when tho water Just gUBhed out from under a stump Somcuudy sind that preacher copy of this C ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAOII GREAT REDUCTION IN ONE WAY AND ROUND TRIP TICKETS IN IAN AND OKLAHOMA TERRITORIESAND =TEXAS cMARCH 15th 1904 EXCURSION TICKETS 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 1 ROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEP ERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA 1 TWICE A WEEK iREDUCED ONE WAY COLONIST AND HOME SEEKERS EXjCURSION RATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND WEST FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS IN EACH MONTH FARMING IN THE SOUTH s The Passenger Department of tho Illinois Central Railroad Company Is fruit DMississippI iInrsmonth F W HARLOWDIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY r LAND IS WEALTH 1 More titan that land is the source of all wealth The ratio of population to acreage Is the sliding scale upon which oportunity is guaged determined Cut tho num tl her of landholders in any State in the Union in two and t what Is the result Its simple arithmetic oportunltles doubled in that State What Is Ulree fourths tile popula Lion ho eliminated Opportunities quadrupled and so on Thats the condition in the great Southwest Arkan sas Indian Territory and Oklahoma This vast territory is supporting less than onefourth tho population of its capacity Fertile a land whcro two yearly vegetable crops are demonstrated possibilities tho greatest fruit section in tho country but thats only half tho story Tho low ratio of poulatlon to acreage makes land choap thats the main point Theres room for success In the great Southwest Illustrated literature sent on request ItForGEO H LEE P A Little Rock Ark I H McGUIRE D P A HOWARD JOLLY T P A CINCINNATI OHIO 1 MIKE F WHEN YOU TRAVELSSELECT AS DO YOUR CLOTHES KATY SERVICE THE KATY FLYER AND KATY DINING STATIONS Stoles ONE PRICE 50cyrCUSSED THE DemocrntIFrom Lexington Tho heaviest penalty was Imposed on Charloy Mitchell a colored Vine street harbor Mitchell It seems has slight reverence for the clergy Ob serving Revs Harris Stone and May- field three colored divines who wore attending tho conference pass his place he remarked In a tono loud onough to heard by tho reverend gentlemen Thoro goes three Not being accustomed to being thus referred to each sworo out a warrant against Mitchell On tho witness stand this morning Mitchell denied tho allegation but It was a three for ono shot against him In explanation of his language ho said They camo unto mo during the conference and took them In fed hem lodged them I gavo them of stores and then they went off owI tug mo 30 cents And It made mo mad to bo treated so What I called them was dirty necks Their treatment then mado you foot like 30 coats did it suggested Prosecutor Denny Hereafter you will have respect for the servants of tho Lord said Ills I t t fN ONE t l Honor as ho handed him a fine of and costs in each of tho three cases Comment Tho Judge before whom Mitchell was tried Is a Catholic Irish y man and knows about as much about F tho Bible as a pig knows about Sun Mitchell had said what ho did about three poor whlto men or three honest hard working Negroes no at tention would havo been paid to what ho did but as they were throe nigger preachers who claim to turn tho other cheek and pray for those who dcspltofiilly use them all this hell Is raised about It It did mo 500 worth ot good to havo Charley cuss thorn and If I lad tho money and could sparo that much would give It to him REPEATS PRAYER OF HIS CHILDHOOD Osslnlng N Y March Thomas Toblnrffho was put to death today in rtoo electric chair In Sing Sing pris on for tho murder of Cnpt James IJ Craft In Now York City walked to tho chair uttering a prayer teat Ills mother had taught him when a childtThree shocks were given before ho was pronounced dead r 1jJ 4I