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Digital page images are linked to the text file. l4r t ur J Alr r E GRASS BLADE1tJsTB8TED BY A nEATILBN OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE J rurE XIII NUMBER 8 vy4I1 fEX NGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY APRIL 17 E M 304 5100 A YEAR I TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year JlOO R In clubs of five NEW subscribersM 50 cents each 250 for 4W Terms410O per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Kfc Five New subscribers sent one year p for 250- UMake all Money Orders Drafts and K Express Orders payablo to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky Ifewhen you change your address ad II vise this office giving your old as well as the new address ftWhen you send your subscription say trwhether you are a new or old 4s bscrberIJSQrije address slip on tht paper will q expiration suljscrlption1and 1 p ng as soon the subscriber pays 7 Subscriptions to this publication are not discontinued at expiration iv so ordered by the subscriber The sif courts invariably hold a subscriber ttIIresponslble to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers re paver ordereddfeconfulleuputolldatho and tinued Office of publication 155 W Shor St Lexington Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexlng ton Ky as Second Glass all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayetto Telephone 619 t Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLS 0 JAbelieve that alcohol to j degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink It believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without becoming prejudice against this liquid crime L1 All ytu have to do Is to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan Ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug- gIng I at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with imaginary serpents produced by this devilish tiling 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 ma Is prejudiced against the damned stu called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State foreve- rfleparateGRANT In no sense whatsoever Is this ernment founded upon the Christian religion WASHINGTON The divorce between Church and State should ba absolute Qarftild WANTEDThe name and address of every farmer In the U S that has a drilled cased well of contemplates having one put down Hills ast I ROM Co well specialists Me t dlM WUtcoastc 1lyr MORMONOASE ELIGIBILITY TO THE SEAT IN THE SENATE BEING PUT TO A RELIGIOUS TEST Will the Government Apply the Sam Test to tlterCathollc as to the Mormon It Is fiomethirfg extraordinary for the U S Government to haul up a church or a religion and thoroughly ventilate asIsnow being done with the Mormon persaufilon The preced ent Is good as It may lead to the vestigation of others which con spire against the state However It Is all a matter of whether justice Is aimed at or whether It be done to peaso the min ofthose arraye against Mormonism through religious prejudice Which is it Church against churc- or hlyGovernment agniu t church Every one knowsthat Polygamy Utah is fast tying out Plural mar riages abound thdretnbrnoce ormon recognlzegthat he must obey the law conditions as existed among them canaotbo changed all at once vjk jj mw to me that poly gamy has bwifSyimlnated even fas ter than could have Seen expected and all this bust and Cry against the remnant pt lt nrrlfeta mach ado about noththi i There are njaar things In life which must bo left to rile a natural death and superstition in all of Its forma is one of those things Since plural Carriages are a thing ot the pastamant the Mormons I do not tram thlo Standpoint see th necessity of vdsllgatt giOUB SlnceIt eabS e lonI accepting the Bible as the ward of God every one knows that the bier mon is right Jenovah not only sanctioned polygamy but ordered it prac ticed I could quote at length Bible sanction of polygamy When the President of the United Stales takes his oath of once he places his hand upon and kisses theI book which teaches the very that the Government is now ing To declare polygamy condemnI 1and a is to Judgment ot the Almighty EveryI ono knows this consequently vestigation Is becoming farcical and ridiculous Those concerned are only picking motes It is characteristic of all religions that they attach and consecrate them selves to error with as much sanctity as they attach and consecrate themselves to truth nThe Mormon should be excused for the error bred In him as well as those of other cults They are all alike Christians lighting each other over doctrines plain that a wayfar- Ing man though he bo a fool can un derstand them They all understand so well that they cant agree Those who reverence love and almost worship old King David should be con slstent enough to have a decent respect for old Joe Smith To most Mormons polygamy was a matter of circumstance breeding and environment I respect the Mormon who refuses to abandon his wives and children I wouldnt do It and neither would Congressman Taylor nor other y person pushing this case if he stood In the place of the Mormon With Bobby Burns I hold under all and every circumstance that Heavens curse will blast the man Lentos the falrn be got Or leaves tho wretched lass he loved coattfThe persistency of the Mormon in standing by his wives and children is an example of humanity and jugal felicity that many others who pass for good people might well emulate Mormonlsm possesses ono social fault Every other lellglon in the country possesses all tho social fau ts Where church steeples rlso highest and thickest there you will find the most intemperance tho most gambling the most vice the most corruption In politics the most economic Injustice the most crime the most fallen women the most police and t most courts In addition to all this 1 i t tY 1tffMf polygamy exists In fact If not In name even to as great degree as over ex isted In Utah Wo all recognlzo this to uo tho fact When the Mormon church ruled supremo In Utah there was not a saloon nor a gambling Joint nor n house of prostitution nor a police court In any of their comm nl ties Intemperance and crime and vice of all kinds wore at thcunlnlmUm Beginning on nothing theft Coloridgo of Eng countryetwelve or fifteen years ago on ending his loch that Salt Lje City had the purest government the hap pleat most moral Industrious goner ally best educated and prosperous pea plo ho had seen Let us glvo tho Devil his due No since tho Mormon church tillS been d throned and other churches abound Salt lake City Is rank Will all the vices and tiorruptlons of any oth r cityThese are facts that cannot be tits onedviWaiteTho Investigation of Smoot Is plain based upon religious prejudice If ustngthnpnly means at his command to attract wantedeto fight polygamy he ought to have begun at Washington Polygamy is not confined to the Mormons Wash ington City is notorious for tho num ber of plural wives there In fact If not in name A groat many of our law makers are said to have a have a wife In nearly all the departments Upon tho ground that the Mormon church places Itself above the State the government has a good case There is no doubt of the attitude of the Mormons and the State should make a precedent of It and make It known now and for all times to al recognizeethat law as supremo and obey It IWith this precedent established the novo rnn i Jtfcrijflf fUtent must apply the same test oellg ibility to every other Senator as has been applied to Smoot Smoot Is not snmrl or he would demand itwSuppose this question were put to ovary member of both Houses Were governIa goody number of replies The Church Thousands of people everywhere would likewise reply to this question In fact children are being taught to hold the church above the State Yet the government well knowing this has never thought publicly to invest gate itnEvery Catholic child In this country Is taught to hold his church above the Government Pope Leo In an Ency clycal to the Bishops of this coun try commands this teaching It was published In our press and not a single criticism made of it Not a voice went up from the capitol at Washington in protest Tho Catholic church In referring this Government never speaks of e State and church but always of thlchurch and State It is organized to do ten thousand times moro harm than the Mormon church which assumes the same attitude but not a word against Catholicism Ndt a word of requirement of tho Catholic Senator or Congressman An exception has been made with Smoot who is not unllko many nthiofficials in this particular But tho Mormon Is a little church away out West Would tho Government haul up the officials of any out church In vus manner Two years ago a branch of the resbyterian church In Now Jersey Is fathering the God In the Consuuiuon party openly declared against tho Government The memo bers in convention assembled pro claimed that the cliruch was above State and that they would not nor regard themselves to bo eltize until Christ and the church was rec ognized in the vonstltutlom This did not in tho least excite Congressman Taylor and tho worn of tho country The weakness of the Monnon fenso lies In not bringing those thin out demanding that tho same measures of investigation be applied to over churches holding those same views There Is coming a time In this country when the government will have Continued on Page Four I mf irrll CHURCH OF ENGLAND SHAKEN BY CANON HENSON A NOTED YWEBTMINIBTER PASTOR l WHO CALLS BIBLE STORIES A dr PACK OF LIES Doctrine of Atonement and Resurrec tion Denied and a Revision of the Principal Tenets of Christianity ArticleeLondon April 9Canon Henson one It the chief dignitaries of West minster Abbey and a select preacher of Oxford and of Cambridge Universi Ues4 has raised a storm of criticism by an article in toe Contemporary Re ew la which he entered into the question of the future of tho Bible in Ujis article Canon Henson impugn Testaemaim referring to its incredible puerile or demoralizing narratives which werll1 regarded as being a pack of lies bo gross for toleration jitters interviews and resolutions by qhurch and lay bodies and de noun lng Canon Henson followed the article Sir Oliver Lodge added fuel to the fire by an article entitled SugI gestions toward the reinterpretation of the Christian doctrine This agita tion for revised Christianity led by such well known men whose religious principles oven their critics do not dlsI putt threatens to stir the church to an unprecedented degree 1Ctinaa Henson declared that Inspir allaA was not allowed to certify to the lath of any statement in the Bi blojshlch cannot be substantiated at tnifuar eastm iniZr csvidTce bu Whether much or 1IEielt wl1 have to tjtfthe way of the Old Testament prod fleaHe recommended supplement e of the n ith Christian composition whic have secured the approval of general acceptance declaring that indis criminate reading of the Bible In pub llc Is an extremely perilous proceed ing and anddtng that the rlgldltv which restricts the modern English church to canonical scriptures is an Intrinsically Indefensible as It Is prac tlca ly mischievous Balm icy the Wounded Despite Its misuse however Canon Hensel holds that the Bible will con maiual of fundamental morality and the best corrective of ecclesiastical corruption besides being the most fectual check on the materialistic ten dencies of modern life In a striking analysis of the pros ent social condition Canon Henson tributes the spread of anarchy the ulser that Is eating the vitals ot so clot to the disappearance from t0largo arears of civilized ifs of the reo ligious bases at morality Yet he Ilnds an excuse for these nonmoral multitudes who from the cradle to tho gravo have faced tits severe pressure of competition the squalor of poverty and tics mserable exigencies of unmerited want and who Inevlta h y compare their condition with os tentation of unearned wealth the profusion of unchecked luxury and the Insolence of unchastened power The Canon says that when It Is re membered foal these cruel shockin contrasts are no longer 1with tho dull stare of fatalistic Ignorance but In the full light of those doctrines of equality which are the common places of Democratic politics thousands are predisposed toward the sophistries of anarchy It would be the Idle to deny concludes that the credit of the scrip putb netar life as at present prevailing are In the main hostile to Christian tra dltlom Treads on Holy Ground nIn another and similar article Canon resdur gaIs the faith of the church In the dl vine Christ living present and active realty built on an empty tomb For myself I prefer to believe that no such Intimate vital connection exists be tween the truth of Christianity and t0the traditional notions of its histor ical stuns rtli f Sir Oliver Lodge ashe now that ro ronlIwe havo Inherited from mediaeval and still earlier times cannot wisely and Inoffensively bo modlflled And shocks many of his coreligionists by declaring that be re gards tho doctrine of atonement In frombarbarouslief in an angry Gad appeased by the violent death of Christ and maintain- Ing that human nature now Is rising to the conviction that we are part of God In this sense tho union of Di vinity Is what science will same day tell us in tics Inner meaning of the redemption of mon These outspoken utterances have caused public and private appeals to bo made to the Archbishop of Canterbury but so far no action has been taken The upshot of Canon Hensons bold declaration gent current and general ly accepted versions of Christian truth are becoming Inadequate and unsatisfactory Is awaited with keen Interest FUNERAL OF INFIDEL BARR WAS UNIQUE BURRIED IN RED WHITE AND BLUE COFFIN Chicago March 2tA funeral unique from the tact that the coffin was made by the man placed in it and because the service was arranged by the same man Dr Jehu Barr was hold from his late residenco here The body was laid in n vault which he built in the Oak Ridge cemetery and another coffin of his manufacture will bo used at his widows funeral Both coffins ware painted blue with red and white trimmings Barr was 69 yeas old an author and a niutteachings In Barrs book The Logi cal Eye Will Seo were marked par sages which by Dr Barrs direction palhbadges made by tho author WOEFUL LACK Of Knowledge of Scripture Displayed by Johns Hopkins Students Baltimore Md April 2 President Remsen and tho faculty of Johns Hopkins University have examined eight of the students of tho university on their knowledge of the Bible bring- Ing out the fact that only one of the eighty could identify two quotations from the scriptures and he Is studying for the ministry A newspaper editorial was chosen which contained two Biblical refer onces one referring to theElhlopIan changing his skin and thQC other the shadow moving backward on the dial The editorial was read toy the chits and Its members were asked to to ll when the quotations were taken with the rsult noted- SENATOR BURTON THE CONVICT IS RELIGIOUS 8 United States Senator Burton who has Just been sent to the penitentiary closes a letter to ExState Treasurer Grimes as follows can wait and will wall until speakdyourself or any of our friends by trying to defend me Just let me alone I am In tho lions den but I am not alone God Is with me and I fear not- am not sulking Wo my little hetuffs and I matte a majority I shall never lose my courage All this talk about breaking down is Frank my tlmo will come or rather Gods time will come Lovingly RALPH Outside of a penitentiary it may be all right to have God on your side but inside I would rather havo the warden RELIGIOUS SOCIALISM A copy of Tho Social Thought Rich Hill Mo has been sent mo ask ing me to exchange with it It is In tensely religious and shows from the Bible that St Louis will bo destroyed Immediately after the falrvj AJl IA5BL000EITOF EITHER GOD OR A VILE IM POSTERA QUESTION AS IM PORTANT IS WAS HE AT c ALL A statement made by Rev Dr Blod gatt of Cincinnati In a recent sermon attractedsold professedtoyodemption publicI state ment has become a common utterance among the clergy In late years For merly no such doubt existed In their minds Now they admit that he was Imposterwho havebeen abeIndependentJudgment ed and prejudiced from childhood putsChristianityuation that of one chance out of two worldhnsupon this question the preponderance of intellect doubting- I dispute Dr Blodgetts declaration In toto I believe that Christ was neither God nor Impostor and there Is absolutely no evidence that he lived at all The love humanity and philosophy expressed in the life and words of Christ conceding that he existed hla intellectual Independence and his will ingness to suffer and die for his opts sumpClS9ittent contradictory and absurd things related of him are clearly the work of designing or ignorant translators irt Christ was no doubt a religious thusiast ands religious enthusiasm as is well known today more or less a manifestation of Insanity His enthusiasm may have bordered upon Insanity and led to such strange actions as cursing the fig tree but I cannot believe that a man of his Intel ligence and humanity In some things ouldif sane act the Imposter in other things He was a blasphemer andyof his eels SiSuchdeceive humanity by slight of hand or by any divine pretensions As to Christ being God this Is sim pretentionall know that If Christ had lived out his natural life and If the authorities had not put him Ito death he would never have been deified and there religionRev i sThe tfChrlstslooked upon as a blasphemerATWell what of not thesblasphemer also say The man who would crown any other human being with divinity is to say the least to be looked upon as Intellectually irrespron Bible But to heap opproblum and bad yfromnor to placate reason Yphomer 1graceamong the blasphemers They know that we would atlll be living in the Dark Ages had it not been for tho 4blasphemer Dr Blodgett also de iThoopening of the golden century is guiltyyof a greater sin than Iscariot who be rtrayed him for a paltry 16 I suppose that tho above would laelude Herbert Spencer Haeckel and all other great and pure scientific Iminds the countless Liberals all over the world the Unitarians the whole diPtlonscause they reject Christ are no better than a comon briber who would sell lout 41jell ra Jexsta Christ In no better than II ear lot It lacarlot had not betrayed Christ what would have becomo of the sohomo of salvation Why condemn Judos for being mode tho chief In ointment In the salvation of tho souls of mon It sooms to mo that tho goodness nail honesty of thoso who accept Christ should be or moro Importance and concern to Dr Blodgett than the wickedness of thoso who reject him It Is true that there are many who re ject Christ who would be tempted to do wrong for fifteen dollars and It Is equally true that there are many who accept him who cannot bo trusted tor fifteen cents The most infinite conceit in tho hu nlan mind is that which leads out class of men to imagine that heaven Is whore they want to go and that all othor men who desiro to live in happl floss again must come right when they are going to congregate I hop thoro is a future lIfo and I want to live again but I dont see why I should bo compelled to associate with Christians only In tho other life sine all men are brothers to me Thoro are a vast number of people who aro not particularly stuck on the hdaven Christians have made In this world and they have come to think that in tho next life most Other place will do as well Nothing is plainer than the fact that tho anx lety of the clergy In getting people in to their particular hooaven is only ceeded by the indifference of most of humanity in making a choice of their future location J Ii W A LETTER From J B Elliot Proposing the Plac Ing of Paines Portrait on Exhi bition at the St Louis Exposition Philadelphia April 3 1904 Dr JD Wilson Liberal Friend Another centennial celebration la at hand Pennsylvanl has erected a State building at St1 Louis Exposition In It are to be hung the portraits of distinguIshed men of this State who figured in the Revolution and who advocated tin purdhase of Louisiana A number of oil portraits have therefore beeea of fered as a loan for the use of tin Pennsylvania building They are very valuable to their owners some of whom are millionaires i Among them are Thomas Jeer st rrrle rFatRc- 3l and Girard all sbcal jK 3d Infidels Bishop White first bishop of Phlla delphia pastor of Christ Church used to pray for King George III Washingtons pastor and many others WIlY should not Thomas Paine who recommended the purchase to Jeffer son be among the list If for no oth or than to rebuke Teddy tthe strenu ous Shall the pastorate of Pennsyl vania be hung with Jefferson and rls the financier Major Taylor who presented the portrait to Independence Hall and who served In the Civil War is now 75 years old This Philadelphian spent 300 to get the portrait in Independ I once Hall Ho is now too old to be cost of packing insurance etc lies to be guaranteed But is the pore trait of sufficient interest to the ad mlrers of Paine to be left out simply on account of a few dolars and be cause it has been said that he wad a filthy little Atheist Remember there was a sixteenyear tight to get it Into Independence Hall tad they kept shifting it around from place to place It may meet the same fate If its owner is not there to look after Its hanging properly which is the right of the donor to make re quests or suggestions There ought to be admirers enough of Paine In the United States among tile Freethinkers to contribute tQ that purpose I hate to bo continually call Ing attention to this matter I will not bo here at the next centennial Will you write a letter In the Dade calling the attention to the fact that a donation for this purpose for those favorable to the matter may dp more tie make Teddy retract than anything else when wo show what Paine did toward the Louisiana purchasse It is up to tho Freethinkers to show how much they love Paine If you will write the artltcle I will send you a list of portraits etc that have been offered and some letters writtten In tho Interest of Paine- Fraternally yours- J B ELLIOTT ReplyI have written to Mr Elliott that the National Liberal Party will assume tho expenses necessary for placing Palnes portrait among the others mentioned We have been sav ing our funds for the St Louis meet Ing and have no great amount on paid consequently we will greatly appreciate any donation sent us to ward nieettlng the expenses of pack ing shipping and Insurance of Paine s portrait It should be a matter of pr de to all that this Is done If we- rrt M11i Tn rJi 1 a dont agitate this matter rest assur ed no one else wll Interest themselves All who wish to contribute ten cents to one dollar for this purpose send same at once to our Secretary Morris Sachs Atlas Bank Bldg Cincinnati Ohio the names of contributors to be published If desired How will you feel when you go tc St Louis and observe the portraits of every principal person connected with the Louisiana purchase except that of Pnlnes Send In your little dimes I am sure thero will bo enough contributor of this amount to meet tho expenses but we wont object If you send more We would rather have a la ge number contribute dime than a tow con tribute the whole amount Corres pendoace will bo begun at once on th- ismatterJ B WILSON President N L P TWO LETTERS One Is Right and One Is Wrong Kent Ohio March 1904 J M Richards Slgourney Ia Dear Slr T read your kick published in thBlue Grass Blade under date of March 27th E M You seem to take Issue with the Editor and also with Dr J B Wilson on account of his strong Socialism fearing It is go- Ing to encourage a certain class in lawlessness etc You must bo a manufac turing capitalist and probably dont know that that class of people you call law breakers created every dollars worth of wealth that exists on this earth I mean that class of people who work but simply because the cap italist Las exploited that labor and made profits from it has sprung up this wide spread discontent and justly se Bro Wilson is sound as a goose in his logic and some of these days you will hear Rome howl and not so very many years hence either You ared Republican of the MarH Hanna strip That is very evident and it is the Republican party more than any other party In this country that has brought about the present state of un rest by their high protective tariff methods etc which have enabled themthat is those of them who have been engaged in manufactoryto amass vast fortunes out of profits of their workers and the thing Is still going on Not satisfied with reasona ble profits they are now banded together for the purpose of reducing wages and crushing unions If you are anJnfldel you ought to be ashamed of y rniiPmiiafiy aeem to sudh injustice I think you better now Jean John D Rockefellers church you can keep right in the swim Lib eralism has little use for such as you I am an Infidel and try very hard to tolerate all beliefs but when any one begins to walk over the common people the wealth producer and fear they are going to become lawless through Socialism when the capitalists ride over laws right and left every day than I am aroused I am not what you might call a dependent working man I own a good homo and can work or let It alone as I choose but I know the principles of justice lurk Ing within me Yours truly L G REED Sigourney la March 30 1904 Charles C Moore My Dear SlrIn your comments on my letter to the Blade published last week I think you do me an Injustice when you say that I object to the Blade because it is opposed to Democracy If you will read the article carefully you will find that I said thought you were making a mistake by admitting political discussion In the Blade as Infidels as well as any otters disagree on the policies to be persued in the management of our gov ernment whilo on the question of Infi delity we all practically agree and cited thpletters of Drs Wilson and gave my own views in a condense d form merely to show where political discussion would lead to and that a paper cannot be success tully run and be the organ of Infidelity and any political party at the same time that political discussion would produce antagonism and one half of your readers would be arrayed against the other half and your spaco monopo lized In that way and its usefulness greatly weakened as a promoter and defender of Rationalism I hope you will see the point I try to make plain- I send you a letter of abuse Ire dyed yesterday from a man at Kent Ohio who signs his name L G Reed a man I never heard of I would like for him and all readers of the Blade to see the letter In print Of course he intended to insult medld not intend It for any other purpose Neither does ho know anything about the char acter of the person he wishes to sult It Is useless for me to reply me who shows sb little reason or good common sense This much I will say that I am not a capitalist and do not nor never did employ any labor to speak of I am not a Republican of the Mark Hanna stripe nor any other tripe that I am not in favor of a pro tective tariff In any souse I am In f i 1r1Iktfj favor of capital and labor receiving equal protection under the taw I am opposed to any man or sot of men torferlng with tho legitimate business of another that every laborer shall have the right to contract for whom he chooses and all employers of laboi shall have the same right- I am an old man have worked hard all my life havo raised a large fam Ily all of whom are respected citizens and have families of their own I have a decent home paid for by my own bor and I think with due economj the rest of my lifo time I will not be come a pauper If not asking too much I would like for you to publish both this letter and that of Mr Reed with or without comment as you think proper I remain yours truly- J M RICHARDSON Comment In this discussion mj sympathies are entirely with the one who Is sensible fair kind and proper and any thinking person can easily see which that Is One of these two men Is inaccurate in his statement and is unjust and the other one Is fair and kind and gentlemanly I do not hhve to say which Is wnlch and which lsii From Cincinnati Post TRUSTED MAIL CLERK Of Cincinnati Division Is at Point of Death In Salamanca New York W D DImm one of the oldest and most trusted postal clerks In the rail way mall service promlent religiously In his home town of Dayton 0 and a respected citizen Tuesday made a probably successfu attempt to commit suicide at Salamanca New York af ter having been placed under arrest on a charge of rifling the mails ac cording to a despatch received in Cin cinnati He has been in the employe of the Cincinnati Railway Moll Service Division about thirteen years The arrest was made by Postofilce Inspectors Owen and Craighead after they had worked Incessantly for ten days piling up evidence against DImm The culmination of their work was the apprehension of the clerk who was taken with some of the marked money In his possession which he had abstracted from the decoy letters us ed to bring about his downfall For some time he has had a run on tho Erie Railroad between Dayton and Salamanca About two months agq complaint came to Supt Ho hF way of Cincinnati that therejjwag rlgm thiryr v 4o llnprIjrep- ort d thq matter to Inspech tin Charge Holmes who detailed Inspectors For ten days Owen anti Craig head have been engaged In what the department designates testing the lineAfter his arrest DImm suddenly drew a knife from his pocket and at tempted to cut his Jugular Telegraphic Information from Inspector Owens to his chief Tuesday was that the wounded mans condition is so serious that he Is not expected tc live more than a few hours DImm Is a married man and of fine physique Dorchester Mass The Boston Globe of yesterday says George Otis Limper has put out a new book not for sale for private distribution sent one to Mr Moore I wish he would ask for one The cover says Search In Funchal Granada Algiers Monte Carlo Cairo Jerusa em Con stantlnople lens Sicily ftaly izerland and Paris by G 0 D Note that these are his initials not proianlty uimor I have not seen one As Mr Moore saw these places we would like td see In tho B G B If they agree fond for sale The Blade gets betty all the time JAMES M LYON AnswerI do hope somebody will send me one of Drapers books Imow about him Do not know hit address Same family that wrote Civilization In Europe HOMESEEKERSEXCURSION QUEEN ACCRESCENT ROUTE +To point In Colorado ArIzona Arkansas Indian Terrltpry Kansas Louisiana Mexico Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska New Mexico North Dakota Oklahoma tir South Dakota Texas Utah Wyoming Tickets on sale the first and third Tuesdayr o feach month to April 19 1904 Inclusive good returning 21 days from date of sale Ask Ticket Agent for partlculaB or address G E 71srT V A Lausiastot Rr r ndli rlt r LIBERAL UNIVERSITY BUILDINC The above Is the cut of tho hand home University Building In Kansas City now the home of tho Liberal view It should be an object of pride to all Liberals that one of Its Journals and leading educational organizations should be so magnificently housed The establishing of this institution Is a step In the right direction and those undertaking so great a task merit tho very highest and warmest appro batlon Every other propogandlc and fraternal class In the country have homes and meeting places except Liberalism The member of any church secret society or cult of Im portance travelling in strange cities or oven in small towns may find a NOlisostranger among strangers a strange place The church sneers at us and tin press and politicians treat us with contempt simply because of our insig nificance lu organization The edu cated as well as the common classes are led like children by objcsl rs magnificent Freethought Temple in every great cite would soon com mand the respect of the community for Freethought The papers would soon be quoting our speakers Peo pIe generally care ess for what you say than for the show you make ThE bigger the church building the farth er can be senth4 greater Its in fluence iThewBizo of mostrCtirl8tlan8 Is determined by the size of the church they attend This is n human trait that cannot bo altogether Ignored We all loot upon our capital and other great public buildings as evidence of our country s power and regard them with pride The clergy points this way and that way at Liberalism and contem tuously ask Whore Is IU They see no temples no Institu duns of any kind and so judging our power as they do their own by the show they make thoy give us the sneer Newspapers will give us no space because we havo ng representation no organization The d orgy do not or thoy pretend that they do not see that the greatest test of our power Is that we advance anyhow without or ganIzationthat as it Is wo are keep- Ing them on eternal vigilance and ape prehensive distress It Is mostly a matter of money and show Had we as many millions to dispense as the clergy and as many pulpit positions to fill half the clergy would be falling All over each other and breaking their necks to join us Most of them are tired making monkeys of themselves preaching superstitious rot If I were an Infidel ml Honalre like Carnegie I would build a great Freethought Tem plo in every large city and endow them and put speakers In them like Pontn cost Roberts Mangasarian Wnkemau and Mrs Henry and Mrs Closz and a lot of tho brlllnnt leaders now in tire ministry wile would anxiously seek usThere Is no getting around itho man drift is always toward the beau tlfulto the vast cathedral aisle In stead of to the little dingy hal to the theater insteadof to the small out of the way lecture room to the club instead of tne library This does not speak well for the Intellectual taste pf humanity but then we must under stand that propngandlsm depends on majorities and majorities cannot be sustained except by organization and show In all these great temples refined entertainments of every kind would be furnished People wll not go where there Is nothing to attract them If we had such places of meeting you would see them rolling In And I would put brainy lecturers and organizers In the field and build other temples where organization was strong enough to invite them And I would build three great pub lishing houses one In Now York one in Chicago and one in San Francisco These would give employment to hun dreds of Liberals many of whom have fN1lL 1 d suffered for their opinions t would send out free literature all over the country Our moinbership would grow rapidly and urjohrnaJs all pros perWe must meet the money powers with the power of money The church Is run on money andshow and thats what makes the mare go Take the money Influence out of It and ChrIs- tI an It would go to tho devil in no timeI see how Liberalism is going to be a great vital force In the world unless our wealthy men and million aires like Carnegie contribute to It and build up and propagandise as havo above directed Otherwise we can ony drift along with the tide ns man has done passing through revolu tion after revolution on to evolution As It la a few of us are doing the best we can in our feeble way and al ways at great personal sacrifice Wherever I see Liberal effort and enterprise put forth for one want to encourage it It was a bold attempt of Pearl Gcer when he started tho L U O at SIl verton Where In the name of crea tion was Silverton But he did it He with the assistance of others out there erected the buildings and made a promising start Whether a wise undertaking or not It was a worthy v Ions effort and profitable rack woods lesson to the inactive elements tiavlng great city advantages It dom onstrate t tRtecrilltt a master or ganizer and peerless worker and such heroic effort surely merits universal Liberal applause The change to Kansas City has in volved a large expenditure of money It was surely a bold undertaking such as no one but Geer would assume The building Itself cost 125000 to build It was purchased for 80000 Its rental receplts are about 12000 The expenses of Insurance taxes lighting heating cleaning Interest repairs etc are about one half of this amount Living expenses must also come out and the balance goes toward liquidating the debt which la something over half the purchase price I did have an exact statement of the financial affairs of the university but lost It and so am depending upon a great many others I do not believe that a Liberal University is practicable nor that it can be profitably sustained But I do regard the purchase of this building as a good Liberal Investmentand I want to see it sustained and finally endowed and turned Into a great publishing house for the distribution of free Liberal literatureIt nucleus a start something to build upon and it is needed right there in a part of country destined to be one of the most thickly popu hated portions of the earth I can see far ahead and aeplct the advantages such a great publishing house wll bo to Liberalism at that point It will also make Kansas City a rally Ing place of Liberalism Every city should have lIB Temple of Liberty Tho establishing of one will lead es establishing of others The start Is always humble but no victory Is prized that does not resut from great and heroic effort ve should all take an Interest inandrencourage Liberal effort and endeavor put in union there Is strength Liberals everywhere will take hope and courage if they perceive Liberal ram tens like Kansas City springing up around them They will not begin to give until they see some practical or ganization and something to show for their money The Liberal University of Kansas City Is a manifestation of Liberal awakening and endeavor which should enlist the Interest pride and support of every Freethinker J B WILSON PARTNER WANTED- Is established paying business In Central Ohio Must be a Liberal and under 40 Fine xcb aco for a young man Write at pmcq Address Busi ness Chance Blue Grass Blade opine Lexington Ky 86t i 4 b k 1 I TIS T FORT LINE 7 i ining- C aid qti s- ON THE POPi- JLARHenderson RouteBETWEEN LOUISVILLE EVANSVILLE ST LOUIS WEST AND SOUTHWEST we are the Originator of Free Reclining Chair Car Service Between Louisville and St Louis Dont you think It would pay you In traveling to Get the Henderson Rou- teHabitit will ua ASKABOUT IT +L J IRWIN GEO L GARRETT Genl Pass Agt Tray Pass Agt LOUISVILLE KY 1925Te NEW ORLEANS AND RETURN IIooTo MOBILE 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Liberal CoOpenrdive Land and Fruit Co Capital 5000000 divided into one 3 thousand shares of 5000 each Lib erals who are looking for ten per cent Interest or better on their Investment will do well to send a selfad dressed stamped envelope or a two cent stamp tor particulars Address- L BAILEYI6458 Wise Ave St l Apr 30pd FOUNTAIN We have the best Double Guaranteed Fountain PENS Pens in the world Out No E 23 Fancy Chased Holder with No 2 14k solid Gold Pen is a big winner wherever seen postimldmoney returned on return of pen Eureka Specialty Company 227 East Fourth St Cincinnati Ohio lpr 30pd FOR SALE 6000 acres of coal on Green River near Railroad In Kentucky 20000 acres Florida Pine Land Two Orange Groves Homesteads entered In Florida Un ited States Land For lease a vein of Fluor Spar Mixed with Lead sand Zinc I Law In all the Court jIIMC itf4f l JtrlI T1t j fhbtiT the New man s fu vmosty as evidence nor only1 Tf thcf personal exif tence of Christ but as the first auxil iary of his life Without these letters of Paul tho Christian fabric could never have Blood the waves of time which havo so furiously benton against Its ramparts Christianity owes its life ore to Paullnelsnr than to Us supposed founder So forcibly did this fact present Itself to the early churc fathers that fearing the personality ot Paul might somotlmebo called In question they fabricated quite a co respondence between Seneca and Paul which passed as genuine until a gery was discovered More than one writer has said that but for Paul Christianity would have died in its infancy With the light now before us it may well be said that Christianity without Paul or the name of Paul would never have been born for the system and its adherents took their names from Christ the sup posed founder of tho system The writings ascribed to Paul dealing with Christ as a person could not have been made until such a person noml nally existed This name was un known to all Christian written before 2qC E If DQtm ilater According exhaustive researches of Itho name was un known to ant l3arpabas Hormas dished vrlV ei1n oiJ lmade after 120 CIL The Inscription cerlstlrae found on the walls of m pell 79 C E claimed by Christians as meaning Christ referred in fact to Qhrestus We are told by more than one of the church fathers that the adjective Christ first appeared to the world as tho man Christ sometime about the middle of the second century So the epistles ascribed to Paul must have been written after this Hermas author of tho Shepherd Hernias author of Tile Shepherd and one of the apostles fathers 140 0 E wrote an exhaustive treatise on Christianity often referring to the son of God but nowhere alfudoe to such a man as Christ So the four Jeen epistlfes wore after this Hermogenes a contemporary of Ter tuCllan 1CO190 spoken of In 2 Tim thy also in Apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla shows that these writings were made not earlier than his time to 190 It must be remembered that the epistles first purporting to come from Paul were very numerous All wore declared spurious by the church except the fourteen now In tho canon Now these have by the Higher Criticism shared the same fate Spur lousspurlous stamped on every pleco of writing of tho N T Christ a myth Christianity a floating bastard on the wavus of nineteen hundred years Lest It be forgotten I will here say that we have it from several writers Alt nono of tho writings of the He brews or Christians from the Babylon Ian captivity down to the fourth tury contained either dates places where written or name of the writer This accounts for the fact that noth ing Is known as to the time or place of any one of tho biblical writings and this Is equally true as to authorship of all such writings Seeing this dilemma the Council of Nice In the fourth century filled the vacuum with forged names Here tho point is reached where wo must give attention to what the Higher Criticism has to say to tho authen ticity of the fourteen epistles ascribed to Paul and the Acts ascribed to the 1apostles It being conceded that all of Paul comes from these epistles and Acts As far as consistent with the rules of brevity shall quote from the crit ics otherwise I shall clotho their ex presslons in my own terms never de vlatfng from the true meaning of their criticism and instead of selecting dif ferent critics to support particular ex consensusI l cIn presenting DM vlfeylfof tho High or Criticism air far at tblo consls tent with brovlty Walons will given for their oplnhisk Tho man Pall alter numerous Wanderings prob jbly suffered martyrdom at Rom it 04 C E No Information as to m can bo founou18lde of the epistles ahb Acts of is So say bHwt Catholic as int scholars to tho begin he nlnelep century Dow late full crl tawas given to ties and Acts Hero we enter des of crktclasas The opts io Hebrews came under Rowed by Ephesians tans Then come Timothy an Hero F C Va leaur tb ip do grace ta thJaSastoral epis Thosaalonlauif a Corinthians this Prof Daur declared ail of spurious e cMtv Galatlana torlnthlans and Sbwanfl which left in doubtFollowing this whole hotly of Acts was IttncRe- ddt ared spurious 1 e onclu u e eo rect by the lars of Germany Krarice Hollan- England NerdlTSrt grea thinkers and learn meit Change that pplnlons In the sUg In the inc of all this 8omai erH en of littl capacity esptecafl In this country continue to assort tJjaSwie effect of the Illgiher Crlt fJffl1 rag out so the little ntnues play on the strings and 1h Acts We must rata r that tHe Acts as we now have but a small part of the original tii Ion for the rhvery numerous all the present ones failed to get the canon whr was the author of thS nt Acts Is generally believed jU Luke Even Paul himself did not the clam When and wiicjrnie was born no ono knows nor at Jlfe and lor hors any bettor ai ted The- critics having decl r Jftke fourteen letters and the Aeifel theyrre Is no evidence thatd a man as Pau over tired but then cahlnk some such a man must ha e lived during the first century otherleo tradition would not have glues atonal out of which the Paul of Ui K T was made h o they think thefVJwst have Some foundation stories of th fourteen epistles btftSKie critics In slat that the redt left no writ- Ings that the fowt Silstles are th work o a school lRta touch later flue of Paul Flowoverhis y assort un qualffledly tte Is t1uLu Tubingen schoolsay the1 figurative e presslons of Paul relating to Chrjs have been by the writers of the epls ties and Acts converted Into fact cording to the epistles the educated class at Athens and elsewhere treated Paula doctrines with contempt The old school of critics were disposed to treat the four great epistles of Paul as quasi genuine Tne new criticism headed by A D Lemon of Amsterdam while crediting the existence of Paul as a real man deny in toto the alleged authorship pf all of the fourteen epistles Follow ing Lemon Stock of Item with Volts and Van Mane have written exhnus tlvo treaties on this matter wherein they show both forms Internal and external evidence that Paul did not write any of the fourteen epistles Tho Acts ascribed to the apostles being the only support of the Pauline epistles have been treated In full by the critics who sayWe cannot regard the contents of Acts viewed a whole and on their own merits a true and credible firsthand narra tlve of what had actually occured the book bears In part a legendary hlatorical In part an edifying and apol ogetlcal chamcteriWe cannot fall to recognize that older authorities have been used Inl1ts composition These older autliaills are what thQ critics call Acts ofPoul and Acts of Peter The first Was I mere sketch of the life of Paul woven fn to fill Inter spaces while Intine actor the writer or writers often uses the language ascribed to tho author the pronouns I and we frequently transposing sup pulemenling and abridging what he or they found in others Tho weight of modern cltlcism names Luke of the third gospel as tho author of Acts The critics conclude that he flourished about the second quarter of Uio second century- It will be remembered that the church maintained that he belonged to the apostolic age this it will be seen was necessary to make him a temporary with Christ but this claim Is all false say the critics which It will be seen deprives his writings of historical vadlue e they are not tory The critics further say we can give no credit to these writings which have come down through the hearsay of ono or many sources In this they follow as they should the well settled rules of evidence The critics further say the latest criticism has learned that Comotrol1tees nor nine or fen nor seven or 1lit 1ii L eight nor yet oven Iho tour no long unlvcrtally regarded as unassailable distinctionb0pscudoplgropha all having tale iDecritics by tho use of this long word avoid using tho plain English word thedsame whn have read my Genesis to Revelation that every writing In tho N T falls within the definition of this word pseudeplgrapha The higher Criticism says Tho his dtort of criticism as early as 1620 clearly pointed In this direction No distinction say they can any long er be allowed Uotwecn principal epls tics and minor1 as doturo Paulino arblIof things here dealt wjlh The en tire ground say they including the odt a envlronr ne0 heefer in language In style In religion and ethical contents Tradition1o oqe exlefialevldonce Is weak all point to on conclusibn that they are not the work of Paul The fourteen epistles butt are not letters originally intended for dell antd e conlIses for Instruction and especially for edification written in the form of letters in a lone of authority as from the pen of Paul and other men of note who belonged to his entourage his clr 1cloy The object was to make It pear that these persons writers were living In the apostolic age though in point of fact they belonged to a later generation These epistles gave pasnt tlons to exert as wide an Influence as possible In all these epistles Paul Is not a contemporary but a figure in hdThese fourteen epistles and the Acts having been written long after th qevtrijtdeflarllhed they are non ntc apii lde sottort of Paul or his actsThe critl clsm concludes by saying We possess whichtfearStill loss say they does the Acts of tho Apostles give us a correct his torlcal narrative of Pauls career The critics maintain that Paul was a wondering Jew who being refused by a Jewess of high repute turned on his people and spent his life as a wan derlng preacher but of the details of his Hie we havo no knowledge Nh afterwards became Paullnefsm the theology of Paul was not yet Still less duos It ever transpire that Paul was a writer ot epistles of any linpor anco least of all of epistles so ex tensile and weighty as those now met with In the canon Mr E Johnson the writer of Antlqua Mater 1887 maintains that Paul was a mere flc flea The critics while disagreeing with him assert that Legend has made Itself master of the person of Paul that the fourteen epistles are the work of a later schpol of writers who often personate Paul by the use of the pronouns and n order to bring the reader more Directly in contact wlth the Higher Jmlclsm I have felt constrained to use the words of the critics to a greater extent than I otherwise should have done thus giving more force to the attlcle Bui I presume tilE readers like myself will regret that the crlt Ics did not always present their views more clear and concise terms In conclusion r feel bound to sa it is a pity that a system so broa cast as Christianity could not have had a foundation other than pseude plgrapha forgery on which to rest but Its foundation Is in harmony with the life of the church and the forgo err of all of the N T writings Is but the least of all the crimes which for some fourteen hundred years the prlestlibod has perpetuated on the hu man race all In the name of their trin ities their Bible and the upbulldl and support of their church All of tho pagan nations promised salvation to their votaries on perform- anCe of good works while It was left to Christianity to stand alone and fer eternal happiness In exchange for faith alone a belief In the unbelieva ble the belief that a virgin gave birth to a son whose father was the deus primus of Christianity and who was also the dons primus himself In man flesh and form The absurd feeding on the rlduculous Alameda California I l 4 In 11l JOSHUA T SMALLbe IA Friend of the Blade li Indicted b the U8 Government For Doingschjlt Duty as a Good IlProvlncetown Mass April 1904 Friend Moore Pleas flnd tho Jl to pay for another year for be Blade wtroubleUnited States Bdentlyobscenity in almost any kind of a document now that he has discovered- It In this Yours truly J T SMALL Tho clipping Is from the Boston Traveler March 19 1904 It has a picture lMiss Cook showing her to b e a pr woman and one of Bro Smal showinghim to be a very handsome and Intellectual looking man The article Is as follows MISS LOUISE COOK Natick School Teacher Sues Province town Banker for 20000 New Bedford March 19Joshua T Small of PVdvlncetown appeared b fore United States Commissioner Qoodsp cd in the United States Cour today charged with sending an obscene letter through the malls He waived examination and was held In f 600 for tienext session of the United States grand jury at Boston Ball was fled at 500 and Mr Small was released upon his own recognlz ance Mr Smail left for Boston soon after he has arraigned The letter in question Is the ono which has been tiled In the pleading of Miss Louise Cook of Natick in her suit against Mr Small for 20000 for slander This letter Mr Small says Is the only one he ever wrote toI Natick and Mr Sm admits that h wrote the letter to Superintendent o Schools Barbour of Natick Miss Cook Sues Miss Louise Cook of Natick hasI brought suit for 120000 against Joshua T Small a baker of Provlncetown Tno case will soon be tried In the Mid dlesex County Court Miss Cook for som time a teacher In the public school at Natick and those who know her intimately and pose as experts on such matters declare that she Is not of the cruel statements that are alleged to have been made against er are untrue Scarcely 25 years old and very pretty Miss Cook has long enjoyed the entree of the best homes at Nat Ick ands eats regarded It as a high tarorttilrlitdi en sDcoldrbo able to receive instruction from the hands of one so charming and accom pitched as Miss Cook The Small Letter The papers In the case which hav Just been led with the clerk courts asserts that Miss Cook was de prived of her position as teacher by a loiter alleged to have been sent b Mr Small and which Is enclosed wit e papers for the suit It was writ ton Jan 1903 and Is addressed to Albert Barbour Superintendent of Natick Schools It reads flatof teachers names in the pubic schools of Natick permit me to thank you for replying so promptly to the letter sent the chairman of the board of selectmen of the town After get hag the note term you some time a telling me that Louise M Cook was teacher in one of your schools I was anxious to get the names cf all you teachers that I might send them copies of the Baltimore American con talnlng my letter In relation to h that was printed at the time she caught with Pierce In Baltimore after living with him for several months during which time she aided him in passing forged checks i wt now give you another chap ter In her history then you can Jud for yourself if you think her a proper person to teach In your schools Af ter being released from Baltlmo prison she returned to this town reaching here some time In February She went at once to her grandmothers house Ldher true color to the people of this town She remained In her grant mothers house for several months an during that time she entertained many men both single and married day and night and was so open In her con duct at all the neighbors were cog nlzant with what was taking place remember one Instance when a married man came from Boston or vl clntty and stayed with her day and night from Friday until the following Monday In the latter part ot the tall she went away from Provlncetown and ter being gone several weeks returned and stayed a few days at which she told that she had obtained a situation as teacher but was careful not say where I have been Informed that a young Episcopal minister at Quincy recommended her to your people as worthy of s position but do not know that the rumor bas any foundation In faCt l jJ should adly kJiowould bav- en willing to foist a teacher on you LDyt andalous conduct If you care to have a corroborative evidence of what I have written yon regarding her life here you can easily secure It by making a visit here or b corresponding with M N GIfford ident of our national bank or wl Sara Kavanaugh or Miss Katha r McIntyre teachers in our public thedpassing forged checks Had Miss Cook received her just deserts she woud be with him for there Is no doubt she aided and abetted him in his crime from the time he left Provlncetown until ho was apprehended In Baltimore These checks were passed in the town of Clinton I believe Pierces term expires June JOSHUA T SMALL Mr Small Is proprietor of a large bakery at Provlncetown ROME CON FUNDtIt Is the desire that Dr JBson 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 deliberations at the Congress On his return from Romu the Doctor will write a book embracing his exper ience and proceedings of the Con grass and It Js needless to speak of the Doctors versatility and ability to write such a book The prlco of the book will be one rrheavybooksfAll money received Is deposited In DrposltCompanyacknowledged through tbe Blade Contributions and subscriptions with and without money will be received by the Secretary of the Na tional 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prompt action of Wash- Ington county and Jonesport city au thorities in breaking up revival ser vices and forbidding certain weird reached here that preparations wore under way to offer up two children as human sacrifices and that other children were In peril This ex traordinary situation is the result of a protracted revival during which scores of domestic animals have been slain for burnt offerings The alarming state of affairs did not become known until John A Deal n leading citizen of the Island com plained to the Jonesport authorities His warning was followed by stories related by fishermen who have visited Deals Island that men and women leaders of the rovlvor wore terroriz the children and others of the 500 residents of the Island with warning of approaching death Deputy sheriff French hurried from Jonc port and arrived at the island In time to rescue young Frank Real from a frenzied mob of disciples who had bound and blindfolded the lad and were subjecting him to merciless beat- Ing to cast a devil out of him Beal himself Is not a member of the society but his wife Is a firm believer She is said to have agreed that her child should be slain as a sacrifice demanded by the Lord Tho sheriff found the Beal residence bolted and barred while a noisy ceremony was going on within He burst open the door to find the boy surrounded by a score of fanatics and was forced to draw his revolver Then while the mates huddled In a corner of the room he unbound the child As soon as be was free the lad ran to his father and the sheriff screaming Save mo save me They are going to kill me tonight While thet sheriff was busy unty- Ing the victim the other members of the Holiness Society entered the house and attacked him Women scratched and men pummeled him un y ml he backed against the wall and f jflredover the heads of the mob 0 li r JDeal wasp arrested and sent to r Tonesport where she was pronounced insane and committed to the asylum Sheriff French has sent word that with a few exceptions all the islanders have professed tho new religion He has been reinforced by a big squad of deputiesThe creed demands that its converts impoverish and humiliate themselves giving all their worldy wealth to the ministers as Inspired representatives of God The lenders seem to exercise a hypnotic Influence over toe islanders most of whom are ignorant and superstitious CHRISTIANITY AGAINST PAGANISM In contemplating the RussianJap anese war at this time it would be prudent for Christendom to look beneath the surface and excitment of tho flash of this dangerous conflagration and consider what tho results might bo if Japan ultimately defeated Russia The Jananese empire was founded B C by JImmo Tenno who was a contemporary of Nebuchadnezzar and it has been from that day to the present a persistent Idolater Several ermined efforts to convert it to Chris ionlty have been made and signally failed At one time It stamped Christ- Ianity entirely out of its domains at the cost of 50000 lives great crusty murdered its professors and closes Japans ports to all foreign traffic for 216 years It was opened to Saxon civilization In 1853 by Commodore Perry who ex torted a treaty from it and since that time the missionaries have made a few converts and established some Sabbath schools while the whole body of thirty to fifty millions of people Is one dense mass of paganism The principal divinity Is the sungoddess Amatcrasa from whom the Mikado is held to be descended The thing they have learned with the greatest alacrity from contact with Saxon civil IzaUon Is tho power of modern navies and organized armies By tho laws of heredity and Insular environments they are clannish courageoUS sagac ious and aggressive and hence quick to absorb tho martial spirit when brought in contact with its gaudy tin seled uniforms Their martial spirit is further stimulated by Shintoism one of the principal leading religious orders which teaches the deification pf heroes emperors and great men and no doctrine whatever concerning a future state while the better educated classes are mostly agnostics With these characteristics their recent vIa tory over China and the constant blan Y 1 nlllJ jjt y X dishment lavished upon them by England and tort Americans It Is not surprising that selfconceited Japanese paganism precipitated mortal combat with enlightened Christian Russia It is Englands war and Japans fight In the immediate presence of this war the student of history may well ask tho Saxon civilizer whether he pursued a wise course In teaching pagan- Ism the efficiency of modern armies and navies before It had been widely and thoroughly enlightened by Chris tianityIf had been fascinated by the glamour of European militarism fifty years ago as Japan was It could now probably have turned Europe back to primitive darkness and the Yellow Peril would be shining at 9 oclock a on the horim Instead of glimmering zon as It now is Russia for generations has stood between European Christianity and paganism on one side and Mohammedanism on the other and had It not been for the Intermeddling of England in In the Crimean war Russia would have obliterated the Turkish empire and tho religion of the cross would have supplanted the crescent That the doctrines of the New Testament are on a plane incom parably above tho teachings of the Koran Is evident to every Saxon who has read both books Russia Is now fighting a war against armed organized Paganism and It matters not how great the personal or individual merits of the Japanese manor soldier may be Christendom will not only bo a great loser if Japan succeeds but will be put in actual Jeopar dy Let no man be deceived about this Russia is a Chrlstaln nation and every Russian Is a member of tho church Greek or Catholic and are not allowed to withdraw and every child Is a member by birthright Suppose Japan should overthrow Russia and extend her pagan empire over that vast domain and the people of Russia and during this victorious march of the Japanese mongolian his full brother the Chinaman should catch the spirit of war and conquest and become an effective ally the Yel low Peril would Indeed be a peril shedding Its blighting rays from the meridian and the sun of Christendom might be setting while the ethical darkness of three thousand years ago reeaveloped Europe Is this dream a chimerical Imagery Not at all for if Japan can succeed alone or with the clandestine support of any civilized na tion this is the logical inevitable re sult which might be completely ac complished in two or three centuries or perhaps in a few score years Giv ing aid and encouragement to Japan lsa very dangerous business for chris- tendom If Japan wins her priest hood will proclaim to paganism that the victory demonstrates the super- Iority of paganism and the over Jeal ous Saxon missionary spirit and com mar lallsm will receive a very rude cannot afford to nive at or permit a final and complete victory for Japan though in her greed for commercial gain she may fall to perceive this at the proper time to prevent It without a dreadful sacrifice of lives and treasures That Russia should be compelled to fight the battle of Christendom against paganism and socalled Christian nations conniv- Ing with and aiding her pagan antag onist is treachery without mitigation We deliberately assert without fear of contradiction from any whose informs tion would make the contradiction worthy of notice that as a people and nation pagan Japan is far below the catholic Filipino and an examination of the history of the two will demonstrate the truth of the allegation The inference Is the wide chasm which takes centuries to cross that lies between educated regenerated catholic Ism and the benighted antiChristian cratot paganism Although much great er efforts have been made to reclaim the Japanese than the Filipinos yet t le Jap tenaciously clings to paganism a wouldbe modern Nebuchadnezzar J W CROOKS Comment Bro Schuyler La Tour ette of Covington Indiana has sent me a box of goodies and the above and asks mo for a comment on it I think Crooks view is right about Japans influence I believe that the Worlds sentiment against the Chris Inn religion is such that that religion is doomed to an early destruction that the defeat of great and cruel Christian Russia by little advanced thinking Japanv representing moral and philosophic paganism will greatly accelerate the growing sentiment against Christianity In favor of pagan- Ism Covlngton IndI enclose clipping from a newspaper If worth no tice or comment give It to us lithe Blue Grass Wade the greatest paper oh earth SCHUYLER LA TOUR ETTE vWe send the Blue Grass tofive new subscribers for 260 for one year each t I t MORMON CASE Continued from Pago One take a firm stand upon this matter Tho Smoot case is probably tho starting point and It is well that It has come up if the government will Impartially use It as a precedent and likewise apply the same test of eligi bility to every other Senator Other wise it is all a roaring farce If the government has a right to question a mans superstition his be lief or disbelief In the dogmas and practices of a remote half civilized race why should it hold up that of Smoot any more than that of other Senator Most of our Senators profess to believe the Bible to bo the word of God Since it has been well proven that Smoot is not and never has been a polygamist tho case ends there Next the question arises has the government any right to question his belief or disbelief In Bible customs and rule of morals If It has It should not make Smoot an exception but stand them al up and test them alike If It can be proven that Smoot holds his church above the State he should not only be kicked out of the Senate but refused the right of franchise Such a man Is a practical Anarchist and Is all the more dangerous because ho is better organized to carry on and conceal his conspiracy All the benefit therefore that cnn be derived from this Investigation is the precedent It will establish and its impartial application hereafter The plural marriage question should be left to die out which It is fast do- Ing There is no sense justice or charity in persecuting and stigmatiz ing the women and children of Utah who are the victims of polygamy If QoA himself had never taught it if the Bible had not perpetuated it It would never have sprung up In this country To repudiate it is to repu late the act and wisdom of God Besides since this government permitted It to go on for a long number of years It should not now be too harsh or precipitate in rectifying the evil it so long indulged One of the first commandments of the Almighty was to multiply and replenish the earth Perhaps after nIl nri old Mormon elder with ascot e or more of healthy ehlidrenMs jis much after Qodfs own henrpa the childless priest or preacher for thus saith the Lord Keep my Commas people will regard this inves tigation as a persecution and it is bound to react In Mormon favor No religion ever started made headway except by prosecution Had they been left alone they would have all died a bornln All alike are based upon sen timent superstition and fear The made themselves offensive and so got punished The cry of persecution would be raised and sympathy follow edThe history of the Mormon religion Is the history of them all All that is required to start a successful religion for the authortlea to kill some eranl pretender of Divinity like Joe Smith His few Ignorant followers will make a God of him and cry martyr and sacrifice and thus gain the gullible If a religion In this enlightened age and in this enlightened country be able to make such wonderful start and growth It should be easy for ev ery one to understand how very much easier it was to make tho same tical start among the ignorant benighted masses of two thousand years agoJB W IF JESUS CAME TO CINCINNATI NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE HIM Rev Jacob Conzett If Jesus Crist should come to cinnati and walk up and down Fourth Street exhibiting the marks upon his forehead put there by his crown of thorns if he should lay bare the spoor wound in his side and show the marks of nails In his hands saying Here am I Jesus the Son of God theres not a man woman or child In thoclty who would believe him So spoke Rev Jacob Conzett pastor of North Fairmont German Presbyterian Church before the Presby terian Ministers Association Monday at the First Church during a discus sion of the millennium or the second coming of Christ- If the people of Cincinnati Chris tians excepted he said were taken and placed face to taco with the pear ly gates where they could hear the music of the angels and see the processions of the blessed they would not take one step to enter if that one would place them on the inside They would have to be changed by the spit it of Jesus Christ first For that reason t do not believe In tho personal ra turn of God to this earth He will save the people through his ministers and when he comes it will be In final l t i 1 Judgment Thats what I believe after considerable study You can believe something else If you care me question was discussed five minutes at a time by the different min Istors present and most expressed the views of post mlllenarlans Comment It Is to be noted In the above that the Rev Gentleman states that not a man woman or child In Cin cinnati would accept Jesus if he should appear among them but further on says that Jesus will save the people tnrougn his ministers The ministers uien would have to believe him nut I believe that Rev Conzett un wittingly let out a truthful confession There isnt a minister who would be hove it was Christ returned simply because that down In their hearts they know that he Is not coming and they are not looking for him If he should come and perform the miracles accredited to him they wouldnt believe it but all declare the sleight of hand and would refuse to be made fools of They all alike He when they preach his coming they Ho and they know the people know they lie yet still they pose as the saviors of tho race W MORAL EDUCATION Far above tho intellect far above all the sordid gold of earth far above pomp and place and power is the moral sense In man to develop It Is the highest and noblest work of statesmen teachers and legislators and parents To love the right and hate the wrong should be instilled into the heart of every child before it leaves the parental roof and goes forth to tattle with the world With a highly developed moral sense tho germ of which exists In ev cry babe all men would find their highest Joy In works of love and deeds of kindness all men would nat rally and spontaneously embrace the good and eschew the wrong The mul titudinous methods that are now ployed to reform the world and to rid it of vice and crime are worse than useless until the moral sense Is ten derly nursed Into vigorous growth in the homo and In the school The mor al sense the intellect the emotions the perceptions and the will constitute the marvelous force In Nature which we call mind and it Is perfectly safe to say that the keenest perceptions the strongest will the liveliest emo ions and the most brilliant Intellect are worthless to the world if tho moral sense has been suppressed In the education and growth and development of the child A mere glance at the habits and practices and conduct of men In the best civilization of today conclusive ly demonstarte that the moral sense is very feeble and undeveloped and its influence in the social life of the human family scarcely dlscernable This prevailing weakness of the moral sense is the cause of all the evils and discords and crimes that mar the happiness of the race and the no matter how marvelous the achieve ments of the human intellect may be in the future sorrow and a life of mis ery will continue to be the common lot of humanity until the moral sense is fully developed as a coordinate faculty of the human mind In all religions In every government in the schools and in nearly every institution organ- Ized lay man the moral sense Is com pletely Ignored and subordinated In the interests of ancient wrongs and er rorsTho stimulation growth and development of the moral sense should take precedence in tho education of every child because it Is the weakest faculty In the human mind and because it Is this sense that enables us to feel our duties and our obligations to our low men and to the great social body of which we form a part To live happy and make others hap py can never be achieved except by the constant exercise of the moral sense and when this faculty Is developed as surely it will be until they now shrink from wrongful acts like they now shrink from bodily danger the Jailors key the policemans club and the hangmans rope will be laid away in the museums of the world and a golden cestus of clasped hands will encircle the earth The duty of Freethinkers and Ra tionalists Is to form the vanguards and hasten the march of humanity un til It reaches the sublime heights of a completely developed moral sense T J BOWLES M D Muncie Ind REINBERG Sent Flowers to the Churches and the Brewer was Easily Elected Alderman In hlcagoI Chicago April 6Peter ReinII berg who provided the 29 his ward with all their Easter decor ations free and sent to every woman In the ward either a bunch of roses an Easter lily was today erected i r ILLINOIS CENT GREAlr REDUCTION IN Ca11foll1a A DAILY 555APRI- EXCURSI HOT SPRAND POINTS IN TEXAS ROUGH PERSONALLY C ERS TO CALIFORNIA TEX TWICE A WEEK REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST EX CURSION RATES TO POINTS Sw FIRST AND THIRD TUEDAYS IN EACH NTH FARMING IN THE SOUTH The Passenger Department of the Illinois Central Railroad Company is Issuing monthly circulars concerning fruit growing vegetable gardening stock raising dairying etc In the States 6f Kentucky West Tennessee Mississippi and Louisiana Every Farmer or Homeseeker who will for ward his nameand address to the undersigned will be mailed free Circu lars Nos to Inclusive and others as they are published from month to iCall f address nearest railroad Agent or Address Jr F W HARLOW DIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY I I LAND IS WEALTH More than thatland Is the source of all wealth The ratio of population to acreage Is the sliding scale upon which oportunlty Is guaged successs determined Cut the num her of landholders in any State in the Union in two and what is the result Its simple arithmetic oportunltles doubled In that State What is threefourths the popula floss be eliminated Opportunities quadrupled and so on Thats the condition in the great Southwest Arkan sas Indian Territory and Oklahoma This vast territory USIcapaclty 1 crops are demonstrated possibilities the greatest fruit section In the country but thats only half the story cheapthats 1t great Southwest Illustrated literature sent on request YOUR CLOTHES Contriable THE KATY AND KATY Alderman by vote of two to one over his opponents There three candidates The Republican candidate today sent roses all over the but was too The Prohibition candldalafl friends howled because Relnberg is a brewer but the pastor of the churches said was a good man at that feature of the contest was the arrival at the polls of several sick men to whose homes Relnberg had sent flowers They risked a relapse to vote for him four oclock this morning Reln berg had a wagon parading the streets followed by other wagons dis tributing carnations and wagon loads of lowers veiogiven away at the polls MORE ABOUT THAT SPRING Is March 31 1904 Charles Dear Sir Concerning that moracu bus aping waier whose ONE FARE PLUS 2 For the Round Trip OLLARsI First and Third of Each Month 1 IHWHEN YOU TRAVELS AS YOU DO KATY SERVICE Saggeitj FLYER DINING STATIONS were ward late he One At band MIRACULOUS Shennhgtonv CMcorep miraculous ONE PRICE 50c origin has boon doubted by you and others I wish to add a most positive proof which will wipe away all doubts of the faithful superstitious Visiting Madison tho State capitol of Wisconsin a few years ago I saw and could feel In the State museum a bottle of the very water taken from the abovo miraculous spring Of course men like you who even doubt that Jesus was of virgin origin having seen tho hole in the ground In which his body was burled could not bo persuaded with such occult facts Sorry to state that tho recent fire which burnt tho capitol water and bottle that there are unfortunately no more demonstrable facts left to prove to the coming credulous generations tho great miracle which Illeg ible Moses trick who had led a wa ter pipe into the rock and stuffed up the one end with clay then called up his dupes and with his staff hit- the stopper a hell of a lick and Lo God sent the water forthwith Yours truly Q H KRUSCHJO3 r