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Digital page images are linked to the text file. c rI1cW1 1ir11PsE GtItALS BLADE 11 Z f0iI EDITED 13Y IIE IT1IJ N IN 1IE l GOOD dl0hALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANOBs hvVOLUME XIrNUHlEfli4 rILEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY APRIL 24 E M 304 100 A YEAR i TERMS OF THE BLADE issue for ono year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribe 60 cents each fZEO for five Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five New nubecrlbera sent one year for 250 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address d vise this office giving y1ir old III 01 well as the new address fiend your subscription IIJ thbr you are a now or old eWIen address Blip on the paper will nnirHn nf subscription asJ her n iiaaijoori as the subscriber pays i Subscriptions to this publication ai not discontinued at expiration unless ordered by the subscriber Th courts Invariably bold a subscribe- responsible to the publisher for th subscription price of all papers re ceived until the paper is paid for In full up to date and ordered dlscon tinued Offics of 155 W Short St Lexington Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexington Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLFO jALCOt10Lbelieve that alcohol to J certain degree demoralizes those who mak It those who sell It and those wh drink It believe from the time It from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into I the hell of crime death and dlshono touchetn f f contemplate the subject without becoming prejudice against this liquid have to do Is to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan- Ityt of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has I wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish tiling And when you think of the jails the almshouses of the prisons and s the scaffold upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff INGERSOLL alcoholj and State forever In no sense whatsoever Is this gov ernment founded upon the Christian religion WASHINGTON The divorce between Church State should ba absoluteGarflel- it WANTED The name and address of every tanner in the U S that has a drlltel cased well of contem plates having one put down Hill s I 4 ft ROM Co well specialists Mo 1lPtttteeasic Mjr Irat r1 Jr BBflQMIO ft a Y COMMENTS ON THE 4O MR JUNGHANY r BLADE OF AP 10TH the Done By the Free ujr The Blad Has ful Factor In Bingc AMY r e Conditions 1OPENS NI r1lletter froDf young OInclnna tlan signed lire Junghany In the Blade of Ap f join deserves to carefully rea Mnil pondered by the dlsplityaapllltycomprehenslv AJew of the struggles humanity Is g to destroy superI stltlon of everband and obtain enl superstlltlon out Injustice that robs human beings of human rights and reduces them ton trace of onwards The Free tudught publications have been the advance guard that have Jarred the brain power of Jio nations until they are now asking for tho commissions of the exploiters and they havo arrived at the point where the priests polltl clans and plutocrats must produce them or tho people wll know the rellI son why The great economic and po litical movements of could not have been lnnugutrated but for the splendid world ot Freethought Journal ism In storming the citadel of relig superstition whose foundation stone is the fciblet The Bible treats of every wrojtg Injustice brutality vd In r mmlttod under2a doras box of bloodshed robbery in andecruelties of every description had not Iteare lasts In humanity would have con quered the vices which Taow hold the race In bondage Religious dupes are cringing slaves of tyrannical government and eco nomic conditions and every evil that has beset the race has been rooted in religious superstition It has taken more courage to attack religious sup erstitions than all others combined Yet the Fre thou ht press environed by every difficulty of faith until or thodoxy is severely on the defensive and retreating all the time Mr Jung hany truly says The old style Free thought papers with their old familiar arguments have done their work and well cannot agree with our young friend that we do not need a repetition of these arguments The world Is no oat the point where it Is doubting ery dogma and tenet and to throughIthe power reason undermine the Temple of faith which through the Influence of Ration ahem being stormed from within and without Justice Brewer of the U S Supreme Court who Is severely orthodox this damaging admission says We are living in an age of iconoclasm when destructive criticism runs raw pant Who are the destructive critics The Rationalists and they are show Ing up tho socalled Holy Bible as crazy quilt of untrue history distorted science weak poets Impracticable Immorality and vague foreshadowing of the unknown and the unknowable hofl with tull fledged Rationalists In or thodox clerical coats and with stereo typed clerical faces This Is some of the work that has been donb by the Freethought press and the Blue Grass made has boon a powerful factor In bringing about these conditions For twenty years It has been In tho tore front of the tattle andcarrled the message of reason and common sense to the ends of tfie earth The struggle e hayde n endured and It seems rank ingratitud- ea any of the Blade readers to desert It now because of tho political and economic opinions of Its writers Sure ly It trust be a two by four Freethink er who claims liberty of thought for horsll or himself and denies It to oth r Irf J ers on these questions Mr Jung hanys article Is of value and I hope the readers of the Blade will ponder- It His much easier to pay a paltry dollars and in many cases 50 centsr year for the Blade and road It in the quiet hours than It Is to attack sup Htltions and wrongs with the pen The writers on the Blade work willingly for tho cause Not one of them ever received one penny compensation Their only aim Is that they may help to bring about better conditions In this weary old world kdltor Moore has suffered Jail and sentences Worn hand uffs suffered In mind body and purse and faced death itself while Mr Hughes the publisher of this fearless little paper thatweekly takes Itself to entl of the earth has been in pris on and suffered poverty and anguish of spirit for the cause of mental fiber ty Would any of tho Blade readers have sacrificed and suffered as much for the cause Could they cave done the work better Now the Idea Is suggested that the Blade should freely discuss politics and economics Has It not done so and very ably tooI With the poor support It has received could It have done better Without battering down religious superstition and tyranny would the free discussion of political economic and social questions have been possi ble f There are Just as many political aid social gods as religious gods In Jie world and of these there are Just as mary as there are Individuals The work of the Blade and the other Free thought Journals la echoed andre echoed in everything that come from the printing press of today y Rationalism full armor la capture Ing the human mind while orthodox religion withits Bible toil of holeals reconciling palliating reconstructl whining and retreating Thosi are c hjal conditions Ian glad Mr Junghany wrote to the elfHe hoe opened aome able ant hoP we will hearfrom him again Meanwhile the Blade Is doing business at the old stand and will continue to hew to tho line cutting a wide swath in the field of supersti tion making a way for the solution of economic and social questions JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky STUNNED BY THE TRAGEDY Mourning and Anxiety In Many Home Santa Barbara April nTbe peo pIe of Santa Barbara are still stunned by the awful results of the streetcar tragedy which took place Sunday alter noon as a result of which five homes are In mourning and many others in a state of anxiety and distress Every one of tie 120 passengers who took the breakneck ride down the steep grade have mementos In tho shape of ofwthe accident and the many who lent injureed havo a vivid mental picture of the shocking scene which met their eyes when the overturned car was finally raised and the mangled bodies of the dead and wounded taken out The accident was a peculiarly shock- Ing one from the fact that the majors ity of the passengers were women and children fresh from divine service at utiro mission and that most of th churchgoers were dressed In white or llght colored summer clothes th day being an Ideal one Blood was spattered from end to end of the fallen car and all the passengers daubded showed up In ghastly contrast to their summer Iincry- WHIPPING OF HER PUPILS MADE TEACHER INSANE Evansvllie Ind April 13Mlss Bertha Montgomery died last night In tho asylum to which she had been sent She was forced to stand by recently and see the thlrtyone pupils of her room In the Owensvllle high school whipped She became Insane aa a resu t and was sent to the asylum The cause of her death Is officially given as spinal meningitis Apeti lion signed by 100 citizens of Owens vlllo has been presented to the school board selling that Rev T B Laalle principal of the school who It is leged did the whipping be not reem ployed Pay your subscription In advance If you want this paper any longer J fo f GOVERNMENT i MRtKIDDER AFTER A LONG SIL ENCE GIVES HIS VIEWS OF y GOVERNMENT The orbtcal Anarchy Is His Dream of jhi Future Laws Must Be Left to volutlon A Miria chief ambitions are to do as he pleases and to keep others from Ing as they please To him freedom without the power to enslave is only halts a blessing A likely nigger In Javery would work overtime for money to buy himself then all the Uitor money to buy another nigger Would I abolish the police One Buf fering with delirium tremens or law should dose with what made him sick I bt love In tapering off with the hair of tjio dogwhlle opposed to the dog reformationlathefause of government First comesi Do as toll you You dont Thent cones penalty Then you do as I tel1I you not to do When see a man who doeant want to boss Ill believe I see one who will boss with moderation wjitta he does boss Even the best oft jare spoilt with authority Why bee use we never lack the logic to Justify our own cussedness Woman Woman Is morally mi s superior But when her auI Ity reaches beyond the nursery berj little finger is thicker than b18I t h Woman should define as ttl 4lld ofd enough to have a child j pto this giveandtake theory its nonpense In a thousand married coifples are nine hundred and ninety g bosses The boss may wear pants or pantalettes but the bossing is these The masses would change maiters and call It Liberty The lab Idea of tyranny Is lrtzeiJttHBMklzing In aclea idea of liberty Ignoranco u same la a dirty one Permitting everybody to talk and dress as he pleases hoJj occurred tq neither class nor mats Coal heaver Jones cant see that making Senator Smith associate with coal heavers Is as absurd as Senator Smiths determination to as sedate with nothing but Senators Theoretical Anarchy is my dream for the future because theorretlcal Anarchy says Mind your own busi ness Practical Anarchy tin the con trary suggests minding your neigh bors At least blowing Innocent folks to atoms with dynamite to prove the brotherhood of man doesnt strike me as exclusiveness Man like all other animals wants tc rule He cant help It When kings killed without opposition they without cause The more intelligent man grows the less law and religion he stands hence less government for law and religion are the crutches of government In time he wll throw off creed and government Today he Is so beatlallzed with both that he needs some law Rascals Invented law for their gain We must keep It for our safety Men who would end law suddenly are as great fools as those who auCor ed It to begin This must be left to evolution and evolutions only spur Is education Advocates of law and witeh them what would he have been with lOUt them If our delirious friend was so bad with whiskey what would he have been without It Untie mans tro himself Breeding thought In an en slaved brain is lilts harvesting freedom In a penitentiary or budding gen ius in a Sunday school As to Socialism dont know what It It dont know whether twould fill the bill or not The lost Socialist asked to tell me what Soclallnm is asked me What does your common sense say It is told him and heI said didnt have any common sense What ever It Is the secret Is well kept suspect there Is something sacred about It because when I begin to oak Questions Socialists get mad Some tell me Its equal division others equal chances and one man said ha didnt know But as he Isnt a Socialist no welghj Is to be attached to his opinion My idea of justice let every body alonG If Itookefoller can make three hundred millions let him make them Coercing the rich Is no better than coercing the poor A man neednt roll in wealth to bo a tyrant Law Is law t itIU and a statute framed by to harrass millionaires Is bootblacksI rageous as a law enacted plague tramps We need good deal of law and a good deal less than we have But tak ing away all Is as bad as giving us more Eventually we shall have no law But by then we shall be better born better bred and have more sense When will that bo 0 about the time teat Some traveler from New Zea land takes his stand on a broken arch of our City Hall and proceeds to sketch our unfinished Post Office M GRIER KIDDER 1501 Ellis St San Francisco Cal From Oil City Pa Derrick MANIAC MOTHERS AWFUL DEED Cut Baby Girls Hand Oft at the Wrist Bible MonomaniacOffered Infant as a Burnt Sacrifice But Relented and Substituted Mutlla tlon Instead Crazed by religious excitement Mrs Mrs Luke Gough ljarold street attempted to burn her ilne monthsold daughter Harrlettt to death as a sacrifice to the Lord andt falling In this cut oft the right handt of the HUe one at the wrist late day afternoon The child was taken to the hospital and the mother to theI womens cell In the city building The attention of the neighbors was first called to the horrible occurrence by the screams of Donald and Robert the two young sons of theI demented woman and Dolly Kreldler iiielr six yearold playmateIAbout oclock 11tbe afternoon children were seen running from the Qongh residence to the Kreldler home and all screaming It was not untilI they reached the Kreldler home thatI the cause of the alarm was made known Then Dolly cried to her moth er that Mrs Gough had burned her baby and cut Its hand off that atyo had seen the hand lying on the ir KrAMer Wcompanlejl MrJA w ana were Joined by Mrs Mir tty a neighbor They found pjrs cough in the smal sitting room hold ing her baby In jier arms and trying to set the dismembered hand against the severed wrist She looked at them calmly and informed them that The Lord demanded a sacrifice and proof of faith and that she had sac rlfllced her baby to Him Telephone calls were sent to the police bendquarI ters and to several Fran McCarthy and Dr John C Wll klns responed They found the child burned on the under portion of theI legs from the knees up to the and some deep burns on the back The mother seemed to regret her ac tlon and begged the surgeons to sew the hand on again After the wounds senttwas brought to the city hall by Chief of Police Nugent and Police Officer Shanefelter ARREST ELDERS IN CHURCH ROW Trustees of Christian Church Swears Out Warrants for Two Elders and Three Lay Members They are Forced To Make Bond Huntsvllle Ala April 10The mous factional fight In the Christian Church of this city came out afresh again today As a result two elders and three members of Ufo church were placed Ia under arrest this afternoon for wilful ly defacing and injuring the church building Only one faction has wor shipped In the church for several months past and today the other faction posted a notice on the doors warn ing every one away charging that the present trustees were Illegally elected The trustees swore out warrants for the arrest of Rev E L Cambron and Rev Daniel Sommers of Indiana Robins Jones C W Mosely and W It Manning Sheriff Rcdgers served the papers this afternoon and all par ties are placed under bond STRICKEN IN THE PULPIT Richmond Va March HRev Father William Mayer pastor of Si Marys German Catholic Church was strlckened with apoplexy In his pit last night while reading the Sta lions of the Cross and died this morning Look at the label on your paper and If your subscription Is past due and not paid by next week your Blado will be stopped il AJ POPE IS ILL SPENDS A BAD NIGHT AND DR LAPPONI IS CALLED LONG FAST PROBABLE CAUSE His Holllness Said to be Worried Over Reported Anarchistic Plots Against His Life A Rome April 12Speeds Cable The Pope Is very He spent a bad night and was so much agitated today that Dr Lapponl who had to be called to the Vatican prescribed a soothing potion The Popes Illness is thought to be due to yesterdays long ceremony in St Peters when he had to fast until after p m because of his celebrat ing the mass Some prelates of the Inner Vatican clrc es however say Plus X has been much affected of late by reported an archistic plots against his life As he allows no one to open his private correspondence he has read within a few weeks several anonymous letters threatening his life WRITING FOR PUBLICATION Blue Grass Blade Writing for publication Involves a very high degree of responsibility and every manuscript sent to the editor of a magazine or newspaper should written In a clear and legible head Editors have rights as well as other people and no person who writes a communication for the public press should Impose upon any editor the necessity of wasting valuable time in dlcihering illegible and disfigured manuscripts Besides a clear and legible hand writing every manuscript should 6e ttconstructed according to the ruloaVofii ij good grammar property punctuated and oot it tecEspel iW ot p 1- f t those rules are disregard editors rights are Infr and his valuable time encroached up rM on by the necessity of making the manuscript fit for publication In addition to a legible hand wrlting and a grammatically constructed man uscript every writer should be as brier as possible consistent with clearness in the exposition of the subject under cocsidqratlon because readers have rights as well as writers and a verbrose pollx tedious and long drawn out communication with many vain and foolish repetitions Is a gross fraud upon the fights of every reader who has subscribed for and paid for his paper To refine the tastes and to strengthen and develop the moral sense in man and to enlighten the reason of his readers should be the ambition of every writer and anything border- Ing on vulgarity or obscenity should be scupulously avoided and a clean chaste and high ethical standard strictly observed Any deviation from this rule Is highly reprehensible and lowers the dignity of the writer and defeats the object for which all com munlcations should be writtenIAbove all it should purpose and lofty aim of every wrltei to add something substantial to the common stock of knowledge of those he addresses If this Is not done no real and lasting good Is accomplished In ancient Greece in the palmy days of her resplendent civilization it wasIdisgrace for any man to appear fpublic as a teacher or speaker until he had first thoroughly equipped him self by long and patient study and this social law was no doubt the par ent of her marvelous and unqualified greatness in the family of nations anc was the principal cause of production of her matchless statesmen orators palsies teachers sculptors and phi OBophors whose names are yet after the lapse of more than two thousand years as familiar to us as household words If the vast army of contributors to the American press were animates and actuated by the same lofty put pose as the Illustrious Greeks In tilt days of Pericles It is perfectly sari to say that the press of our country would soon destroy the vicious any pernicious power of the pulpit air compel the mercenary teachers of sup erstition to embrace the subllmu teachings of Rationalism and become coworkers with us In spreading the religion of science and humanity ramous the tolling millions of the earth T J BOWLES D Muncie led t It p YOUNGDOCTOR I OF MEDICINE TO AN OLD DOCTOR OF DIVINITY BOTH ARE NICE PEOPLE Grady Ind Ter March 29 1904 Qhnrlos Mooro Dear Bro Moore- I oncloso In this letter nn article that appeared in tho Nacona Texas f Post by J J Mathews Mr Matliews and I got Into an argument and ho sends mo tho clipping of the article he wrote several years ngo with an Invi tation for me to answer It youitpublishto MyfItpture to ask you to read them when yourfjstamps for return postage Yours very truly I DtGrady Ind Ter March 29 190- Mr J J Mathews NIcona Texas Friend MatthewsI received your welcome letter some tlmo ago and found the enclosed articles very Interesting reading would like very much to have the remainder of them Tho brusquerle on Mr Spencers trytothe future will review briefly Re forcing to Trilby agree with you saying It is an Insipid piece of litera turn and to my mind Is not fit read o could novel read It or hear of It without a desire to lay Little slipperTrilbyboxed and put to scrubbing or ove a wasb tub I think Spencers defini tion of religion correct Every religion may bo defined as n theory of how the universe camp be as it Is This seems to me to be correct for without tho creation of tho universe by a supreme being outside of and i superior to nature there could have been no transgression no fall of man i no need for a Savior part man and God no plan of redemption for 1tIlSSU mlng the creation of the universe i by a God superior to nature It neces- SarilY follows that the God has likes and dislikes for If ho created things J rf supernaturnl It Is 1It rent9ysd g be tor f1llH Knce must have debated in his thingsba changethemer natural Therefore we must conclude that he created them according to his likes Therefore it follows that he has a plan for all things or In other words has a will or wish concerning all ted things Then It is reasonable an logical to suppose that he created man perfect or that he was perfect nt the time of creation But we can plain perfectThen admitting that God created him perfect the man must have fallen from his perfect state Then we see that since God has a will concernin man he must now devise some way to bring him back to the original perfect you see or at least it so looks me that Mr Spencers definition religionIlnsyou make Mr Ilendrlcks say It follows that the creator has no will noffor a Savior and this you will admit rellglonredemptlon Your statement that nature is an wrongfortho totality of things cannot be clas sified as an effect for tho reason that it is the sum total of cause and effect and gives no room for a cause Whore pray would we go to find the causo of the totality of things Does not tho word universe In itself leave no room for anything else Then anything In the universe could only bo a part of the whole hence could not bo a cause of the whole That every effect has a causo ad I mit but this effect In turn becomes a cause of another effect and tho cause was originally tho effect of another cause and so on ad Infinitum Therefore the sum total of effect is exactly equal to tho sum total of cause r and tho two terms become Interchang cable so that the sum total of effect is sufficient cause for the sum total of cause which now becomes an effect Do you understand tho above Now to admit a supernatural creator de mands a cause just as much as any thing else So why carry this on for a creator of necessity is a being withI attributes likes and dislikes and justjcauso It Is just as reasonable and logical to say that matter Is and has always been and will always exist as to say that God Is and always existed t and seems to me to be more reasona ble for If God created matter If fol lows that matter had a beginning and that God existed before matter and cannot bo himself composed of mat ter therefore cannot be for If we admit any composition to him In him Editor he must bo subject to the makedvllP Then if he is not a substance lie is a nonentity and can have no attrib utes But admitting he was In exist once before the creation of matterin t1 f 1 f fc fact otornnl existenceIt follows that ho was In oxlstcnco for a period of time that can only be expressed by eternity before he created matter IThis seems to me to be absurd ridi culous to think of n being existing alone for nn eternity with infinite power and never onco using this pow or but all at onco taking a notion to make the universe and ever slnco ing very busy trying to keep thing- that ho had made straight and In run ning order and sometimes it seems making a miserable failure which o one occasion he admitted himself when he said he repented makin man It seems much more restful ra tional and logical to assume that ter t line been In existence eternally and had been continually changing form creating and destroying form lIng and reforming making and de straying worlds for eternity That our earth in Its present form had a beginning I cannot conceive of In my opinion there hnve been count less millions of universes formed out of the matter In existence before assumed Its present form In fact cannot be at any two moments ox actly alike It Is far different now than It was when began writing this Therefore Is only a question of time until It will have an entirely different shape If wo can ascribe shape to the universe That tho universe was once or eve more than once In a chaotic state possible but that it could remain In such a state for more than nn Instant Is highly Improbable I very much doubt that the universe was ever in a chaotic state for I cannot conceive of matter existing in such a state without some where forming centers of gravity and begin ning to congregate around these points which would at once throw It out of the chaotic state But as I said before It may have been In such a state and may be willsremain so is Inconceivable to me I can Imagine large portions of the universe being in a chaotic state for instantaThat the matter composing tub world was once separated and per haps occupying many different worlds or systems is very probable and that It will eventually drop back the sun the center of this sys uhem is probable but immediately a now world will begin to form or a new system of worlds for you know there can bo no loss of energy toIfI let this pen fall It gives o energy sufficient to lift It back to Its present position Likewise If the earth were to fall Into the sun en ergy would be given off sufficient to send an equal amount of matter back to Its present position This I think is a law you will mit to be true But to go back to your cause Noth ing except In a comparative sense has a beginning and therefore It Is aVffifrd to try to fix a beginning t totality of things Arc Lai- ntiewell w I tile civil wu explnlntIIii the Newsread your letters on tho civil war attentionThat so at Ter I got Into conversa hon with you There I found that you wrote those letters so became In terested In you deafding and I never would have met you PetrI met you at Blffies another a big tQtoback indeflnately and going back to thgcause you take an eternity So you see how difficult it is to fin tile cause of so small a thing as my macsthne totality of things The totality of things Is Itself sufficient cause cannot Imagine matter being createdthat Is made out of nonenti tyfor as far as we can learn matter cannot be destroyed but only changed In form Of course I can conceive of Its be- Ing changed Into a form that would not be recognized by my senses and can conceive of n more Intelligent be ing than I am that could easily rec ognlze It Yet It would ho matter just the same Then If It could be changed Into a form unrecognizable to this Intelligent being still It would be I cannot imagine ns you do a being so highly developed as to think of matter as a nonentity so I can do nothing but assume that mat ter is self existent and admitting the eternity of matter and therefore of force as they cannot he separated Is In Itself sufficient cause for all the phenomena of nature But you say How do you know that matter cannot bo destroyed I answer By reason try to destroy this pen I burn Itstll matter dissolve ItstlII matter heat It until It goes Into gastine spectroscope reveals matter and so on I could not possibly prove it but It Is the only reasonable conclusion can come to It Is even beyond my imag nary powers It Is like trying to fixI the boundary of space You set It and immediately your mind is there asldng what is beyond And this brings me to tho question How do we know anthlngIIt has been edge is relative yet It seems to me that some knowledge is absolute for Instance many of the geometrical axioms the angles of a triangle are equal to 180 degrees These and many other thinks are to my mind absolutely facts or rather we know absolutely these things and cannot conceive of a being that could change thorn Therefore he could not bo tho creator of these facts for the creator could certainly change the things created If ho wanted to or so It seems to me Well you say may there not be a I i1i btlng thnt could know things thai you never could know Certainly there could be such n lug hut nt the same tlmo he would of necessity have to know things like know thorn lining composed matter ho would be subject to laws of matter So his Intellect cool only differ In degree not In kind So say we loess some things ab Rolutely others only relatively but it docs not follow that we cannot know absolutelys think Mr Spencer made n mistake in try Ing to fix the unknowable for givenIcan e sset no limit to the gnowable is not probable that all will eve bo known yet all is knowable seems to me given time and spac to study In The unknowable unknown Edit or of yesterday Is the well known of today likewise the unknowable today may be the well known of tit next generation and so on Therefore it seems to me to b folly to set the limit of tho knowable maltte cry thinking man has abandoned Mr Darwins theory of evolution fijk It was never more widely advocated than It Is today While It Is true that It Is not hug proven In its entirety yet so mac quesJrem y In Its Infancy and tlmo enough has not passed yet to do very much to word proving It It Is very hard to prove any proposition by actual verl flcation The theory of evolution has Lee In many Instances proven beyond doubt Huxley delivered three lectures America in 1876 one on the evolution of the horse and will quote a fow lines from the lecture Tic occurance of historical facts Is said to be demonstrated when the evidence that they happened is of such a character as to render the sumption that they did not happen In the highest degree Improbable and sufficient of such evidence has been established A botanist can now produce you a flower almost to order Then bryology shows us that there has been a gradual transformation of the em bro through all the stages of from the simple cell exactly like the alffto vertehrJIlWhy go Then too we can see Innumerable points of similarity In atruc r of man and the lower orders of vffte- brntes many rudiments which ii 41e talus being to him useless and even most notable one I bcllov Iform appendix m s 1 n pen hx You will find It trt be about seven to nine Inches long lone and onehalf Inches In dlamettr twisted so that It looks like apeCut It open and you will find fO In It and that It secretes juices to help digest the food of the animal v bile In man you find this appendix s bou three or four inches long as tar e a a lead pencil the openings In closed find nothing in It or you do you find it in a highly Inft med condition showing that It Is not perfectly useless structure and a menace to its possessor I could go on and mention other points of resemblance In anatomlca structure then tracing back fror the higher order of man to the lowest we come to some that are scarcely above tho odes In Intelligence In looks o r In structure Well you say why do we not Everewe a new an the old ones disappear The Improved Poland China hog o the 0 Cs would not bo consid ered any relation to the Texas wilt razorback Likewise the Improved breed of cattle are far superior to the old time Texas longhorns know this yourself nnd It Is only question of time until there hardly be a recognizable point of r semblance Today as they stand there Is ns much difference between the Here ford nnd the longhorn ns there is between the highest order of ape and the lowest order of man In this can refer you to Preadamltes an this book you have confidence In Then the evidence Is being Increased every day to prove evolution as the geologists discover more and more amount of territory that has nev r fossil remnlnlngs Thh or tbeI been explored and how little has been and yet so much evidence found when every foot of this old world has been Investigated what may we not expect to find gofartherread much on evolution but I will name a few books that If you have not read please get and read Origin of Species and Descent of Man Darwin Alfred flannel Wallaces works The Malay Archipelago Dar byFrederickof Huxley and all of Haeckels works especially tho Riddle of the Uni conclusion will say that lution Is established beyond a doubt and Is so acknowledged by the great thinkers of the age Therefore If It Is true which It Is altogetimerforno plan of redemption no Savior nor creator no God h longlettersumption on my part to contradict you an old man and a young man yet I do It ln good humor and In all respect td your gray hairs Trusting that you will write me again and that may see you again In our neighborhood I am yours very truly M A HEELER M D Itt t citt A BLIND MAN tHas Dog Fennel Read to Him an Then Writes Some Verses ItedDInIs City Iowa March 31 1904 Charles C Moore Dear SirI bought your book Dog Fonel and my wife read It to me It nt1s just grand am almost blind cant see to rend but have composed- it some verses on your travels and will soul them to you F D ORb vAY lMoores Travels In Palestine prizeeIt tells of his travels In Holy Land And the ocean voyage he made He tells of the passengers that won ofalongHe speaks of the Infidel And nineteen sky pilots whod malIc- e their Jack By standing between us and hell He landed at old Joppa Where Jonah went to sea And somewhere In the neighborhood Simon run a tannerce lie went up to Jerusalem That town so famed of old templohAnd Pt lSeven hundred wives he hnd Three hundred concubines He saw where Christ was crucified It was outside the wall Catholics have a place Inside Old Adams grave and all He went up on Mount Calvary Then on Olive footprintnWhere Christ made his ascent He saw where Judas stretchedn hemp When he went up the spout No precipice where he could fall And tear his bowels out He saw the tower that David built The man who played so well Ill bet old Dave Is playing yet In the hottest part of hell A viler wretch than David was This world has never seen Ill bet old Dave has learned to play And dance The Devils Dream He saw the house where Lazarus lived And where Dives did dwells He says Dives has moved away Andy gets his mall in hell He went out to old Jericho He says its not forlorn The Bible must have got it mixed Old Joshua and the Horn went out to the very spring hAnd took a drink he said Where the ravens boarded Elijah That had the old bald head Sharonegrows rose It Is called the rose of Sharon And splendid there it grows He searched In vain for old Lots wife foundtkftj j Rf1UrA1L11 lw lwHe old Athens To his eyes it was a feast The man he wanted most to see Was goneDemosthenes He says Constantinople dogstof yore frogstTo the crater he did climb He says that she Is running yeti But only on malt time She Is fixing for a blowout You will hear It by and by She will come out on a rampage And round up Pompeii Now back ho goes aboard the ship Now making for his home There was one place of Interest The Coloseum of Rome He visited old Peter They have him for a show CatholicIare some stairs ho said flightrAnd put there In one night When Romes fun would run low They would have a great show sightabearse fight If the one that remained Was too badly maimed He was thrown with his mate to the beast And then crowd howls ghoulsd a fine feast When think of the place Of its crimes and disgrace How could they enjoy the sight It Is now plain to me I can very well see That Darwins conclusion Is right All the meanness of man Since this world first began Has been enacted at Rome So tired of tho sight Ho bid them good night And embarked on tho Moltke for home THE PROSPEROUS SOUTHWEST Tho March issue of the Coming Country issued by lice Passenger De partment of the M K T Ry St Louis gives a very complete descrlp tion of the present day conditions andj the many advantages that the South west offers to the homeseeker and vestor The Government 1903 crop and live stock reports show that the Southwest Is in a very prosperous and flourishing condition The paper Is very attractive Illustrated with farm and livestock scenes If you are con tcmplatlng a change and desire cells e Information relative to the Great Southwest secure a copy by address Ing George Morton P T A M K T Ry ST LOUIS MO Madison GnFlnd enclosed to help the Blade cut smoothlyA A BELL Montollo Ky March 31st 304 Mr C 0 Moored I hero Incloso you a clipping from the Cincinnati Dally Post I wnnt to hear what you think of Mrs BrldlacV lecture I deem It good sound sense as far ns she went but site did not go far enough Sho shoud have told whet per cent of the divorce evil the W C T U Is responsible for They neglect their families to go out with nn anticigarette or whiskey petl tlon to get signors Or out with a paper begging money for foreign missions when they should bo at home teach ing their daughters how to become useful wives and women worth ning for the girls of today know nothing of cooking and cant make the clothes they wear think of nothing but a new dress and flirt up an down the streets and make themselves tar gets for the vulgar tongues of some Idle fellow standing on tho corner Well this the first time have ever attempted to send you on article but am willing to do mypart You may dispose of thIs as you like Fraternally Yours J L McKECHNI AnswerMrs Brldlack Iswell- believe I wont say cant do the subject justice The following ate extracts from her we are rapidly coming to a crisis In the Industrial world on account of woman labor she exclaimed omen are undermining the wage scale they are Injuring prosperity nnd they are making happy marriages Impossible by their Inva sloe of the business world ebat young man with any self respect will ask a girl to marry him when he knows her salary and her chance of getting employment Is greater than his Who makes this condi tion of things passable Women Who suffers by the arrangement Again women- do not believe any woman has moral right to seek employment that proper y belongs to man I do not approve of women In the business world Tnelr proper place Is In the homo But It a woman Is absolutely obliged to work for a living she should be a school teacher a nurse a dressmaker or take up some branch of nousework nere Is a constant demand for women In these professions These are womanly vocatlpns In which no wan could be successful an r be + iwklitRulsl htls lserve rT men For a woman to bea tiawyer phy simian or minister Is abnormal and the human race suffers from such freaks Then are too few women In the womanly professions and by far too many In the professions usually filled by men- think too that Mrs Brldlack Is partly right All such women as she Is ought to have fh cooking stoves and wash tubs Instead of lec turing Muscan Idaho You have been a preacher I was a drunkard for 15 years and have now been 30 years without it Why Is It so many Chris Clans are drunkards on the damned stuff called alcohol if they believe as they profess that they will go to hell for It I am often told by them that they are so happy and yet I often see them weeping for their children and friends that the priests and preachers tellI them have gone to heaven Wihy does God help the heathen Japanese and let Christian Russians get whipped- saw the war of 1861 to i860 homes destroyeu countries aid waste hos pltals full of wounded and sick and many called It Gods wara war of love and justice But the wine cup causes mere crime than war does JAMES IL GILES HOMESEEKERS EXCURSION Vii QUEEN ANO CRESCENT ROUTE To 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as you write about Ood the Bible and the Negro And since reading your thoughts In your last two Issues I feel more convinced of the fact that you have an object In view and that you are Just using those extreme questions to accom pUsh that desire Great Is the mys tery of Godliness Moores thoughts After the many thousands of years that this earth has been Inhabited there are many things In nature whoso origin and manner of existing Is a mystery to the finite mind and when we come to think of how little we know compared to tho great wis dour that wo know must be necessary to ruleeven what little we know of all things Is there any reason why we should not feel according to the scriptures as mere worms of the dust When wo stretch out our Ionl and behold the boundless space occupied by the many worlds and I each having a circuit of Its own and Its onw size and space and Illumina tion1 and all with such regularity without conflicting and then to come down to our little world as a mere speck In limitless space and then to consider the workings of nature as we In our experience In life have seen heard smelled tasted and felt dont It look reasonable doesnt It seem to be sufficient proof that an allwlse Oed relgneth and that as heaven Is higher than the earth so Is Gods thought higher than mans thoughts For the wisdom of this world Is fool ishness with God There is no pow er but of God But he Is In one mind who can turn him And what his soul deslreth even that he doeth Now as you have at last acknowl edged that there may be some kind of a God what better would you want One who has all wisdom and power One who Is loving and merciful to those who honor and obey him One you can rely on to do what he has decreed and unchangeable God The reason there are so many opln ions as to the meaning of scripture It Is by carnal reasoning they attempt to solve what Is beyond the compre hension of mans without the mind of Christ Ever learning but never coming to the knowledge of the truth As Spencer says like a mirror they might have beliefs but no knowledge of the thing reflected For Instance your explanation 1tlchUShenJThe natural man recelveth of the spirit neither Indeed can he for they are spiritually discerned The carnal mind Is enmity against God Is not subject to the law of God neither Indeed can be Except ye become as little children ye cannot enter Into the king dom of heaven When you give up your selfrighteousness and conclude you have no strength of your own that will enable you to merit the grace of God then you have become as a child1 helpless and dependent on God for salvation as a child Is dependent for succor In considering the Bible from a hu man standpoint the natural mind would suggest that some of It was elevating ennobling and true and 1some df It degrading base vile anti false But by a child of God who Is born of Incorruptible seed It Is looked upon as given by Inspiration of God and Is profitable for doctrine for re proof for correction for Instruction In righteousness We are told there Is nothing new under tho sun and this Is verified by comparing the scriptures with what we dally see hear and feel And all things mentioned whether ennobling or degrading true or falso as It may appear to those who do not understand are all neces sary for the above named purposes that the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto good mention one who left the church to be an Infidel While a mem ber she was like many outer members of the socalled churches There Is a certain amount of responsibility en Joined upon them and It Is a strain on them to keep up with the band wa gon and when they make up their minds to be relieved of that responsi t bility they return to their wallow like tho hog then they feel happier In Itheir native element The fact Is they never had any religion They have r r never experienced anything beyond nature Thoy have never been given heartIor old man and new man One born of flesh and Is flesh and the oUter born of the spirit and Is spirit One having the mind of Adam the other the mind of Christ believe It was Irsklne that good and evil equal bent Im both a devil and a saint I enjoy reading yours and Dr Wil sons compositions especially Tho Doctors Ideas of tho duty of the head of tho government Is all right The one term business would be the big gest step toward correcting tho evils that now exist As to agreeing with Mrs Henry though a fluent writer as the fellow saysther and mos two different i people We have not yet come to a compromise on the wotnen going to heaven question In answer to your question will say I was raised near Paris Just seven miles from Old Cano Ridge Barton Stone preached there when I young Dont remember of hearing I JII that wo wero any hlru so I reckon that knock you nail mo out of claiming kin If you think this foolish throw It aside anti consider tho source Will send you some subscription monoy when sell Respectfullyii AnswerThero are but few letters that come to me that havo enjoyed as much as tho above dont like God and the Bible but am the best friend to the Negro of any man black or whlto In Kentucky But nigger preachers and white ones are nil alike to me The Negro and the nigger are two separate races of people There Is no kind of mind except finite mind and therefore tho word finite In this connection Is redundant- It dont take any wisdom to rule Some of the biggest fools in the world have been great rulers There Is no sense In anything feel ing like a worm except n worm A man should feel like a man and a dog should feel like a dog Its all hypocrisy to be doing tho fishing worm act Get Dickens and read about Uriah Heap and get out of the worm business p d q No there Is not Ijalf as much rca son to believe that nn allwlso God relgneth as that an allmean devil relgnethI farmer and think the devil ralneth get onto the spelling If there were a God at head of this universe believe that nobody but a firstclass Idiot could believe he would bother himself about the men and ants on this clad of dirt that we live on as the Bible says he does am an entomologist and think the ants are more Interesting than the menexcepting the women Dont quote the Kline use Shake speare Eplctetus or Mnrtln F Tupper- If we are to have some kind of a God dont want any like that one In the Bible In mine I like the Devil of the Bible and Judas Iscarlot and James very much but I dont like Its God or its Peter or Its Paul You ought to get a Bible and read about God biggest old rascal In all of there are so many dif ferences as to the meaning of scrip tore Is that ninetenths of the Bible Is a pack of nonsence and lies There Is no kind iof reasoning ex cept carnal reasoning so you dont need the word carnal Christ If anything was only a man of common mind and with no education and some very bad Ideas- Becoming as little children and being fools for Christs sake Is all right for fools but all wrung for smart men To talk about glylng up your own righteousness and having no strength your own Is what preachers get Into the heads of the people when they want to rob the people You want all the self rigliteousness and strength that you can get You want righteousness and you want It distinctly to bo your own righteousness and you distinctly do not want any of that stuff that preachers and priests call righteousness that cornea front GodkWitlgJiisdAnsonby an other mans wife because a snake fooled a woman into eating a green apple and gavo us all Imputed stom ach ache The Bible cannot be considered from any standpoint other than hu manno animal except the human an imal can read It or would read and there Is no mind except a natural mind You use too many words for your Ideas roil down A little of the Bible is true and ennobling much of It Is degrading All criminals believe the Bible many Christians are Jerked to Jesus Infidels never are anti Chris tians aro always engaged In murder wars as the Russians are now A child of God horn of Incorrupti ble seed Is the rottenest brand of rot For Gods sake never use it any more You do not know the meaning of such langauge any more than a pig there are new things under the sun Wireless telegraphy Is brand splinter new and beats all the miracles of Jesus Christ to If degradation Is necessary why do we punish criminals The biggest liar In the world Is the man of God who Is perfect He will steal anything but redhot stove and Is hell among women You do Injustice when you say that people leave the church becauso of the moral restraint In the church I was not worth the salt In my bread when was a preacher am now a farmer writing as fast as can to get to work I dont want any godliness In mine dont like any brand of god and dont llko godly people Goodbye am rushing to meet the mall man Write me another letter AWFUL DEED OF A CRAZY PARENT Oil City Pa Apr Y121Irs Luke trough aged 27 on re ligion a week ago but was not placed under restraint Obeying what silo believed to be a divine command she sat her daughter Harriot aged nine months on top of a hot gas stove and before the other children could bring assistance cut the right hand o- child off at tho wrist with a blunt paring ltnife Tho mutilated victim may recover Mrs Gough was a mem ber of tho sect known as the Hoy Ky April 12Miss Lyda Crum the twentyyear old daughter of Mrs John Crum of this city ran away from home Saturday and It has become known that she went to a Cutho Ic convent In Cincinnati where silo will prepare herself for tho veil Her family aro very anxious concern ing her and claim that she was In duced to go monet and a ticket hav- Ing been furnished her by unknown persons Tho remainder of tho family affiliate with the Baptist church lIjl SOLDIER Who li a Christian and Wants the Canteen Does Not Like Mr Clarke and Mrs Henry As Written Ft Mackenzie Wyo March 29 1904 To the Editor Blue Grass Blade Sir Referring to your Issuo of March 13 E M 304 which was hand ed me by an interested frelnd there was quite a lengthy commentary by Mrs Josephine K Henry on an are ticle of a previous Issue contributed by ono Mr John F Clarke of Arling ton Md Now Mr Editor I am a soldier that Is my occupation and tho means of my substance but never the less do not place my greatest ambition and glory In trying to see how high up on my uniform I can put tho blood marks of the Innocent victims that have murdered In cold blood and unwantonly as Mr Clarke and Mrs Henry seems to think If such was the case I along with thousands of my comrades could have easily attained that end In Cuba and the Philippines No think that surely there are no Rationalists In the army They are not wanted here Their feet are too cold because they know that they are exposed to certain amount of danger but their ovation and chief occupation lies on tho otslde where whenever their savage passions arise they can go to tho homes of some poor and entirely Innocent colored man and drag him out and hang him to a tree and then further satlato their inhuman craving for blood by torturing their victims In such man ners as even the people of the times of the Spanish Inquisition would re- Claim from perpetrating and call sav ageThis Is what the Rationalists would do and are doing every day stead of bearing arms In an honorable profession to help protect the country and Its Interests theirs also and assisting to maintain order and relieve the approssed as was the case In Cuba and the Philippines In 1898 Such lowborn unprincipled from hellemlnatlng niggardly and dlsre spectful specimens as Mr Clarke is the Identical material of which such men as Booth Gulteau and Czol gosz are produced and the sooner their blood forms a part of the pool through which we bloodthirsty sole diers can wade up to our necks tho better It will be for the country and the people that live here- I was Just thinking myself that this might be a great and grand country the greatest and grandest on earth IClt were not afact that such a class or sect such as Mr Clarke and his pals constitute and are allwoed to display their deviltaught doctrines In periodicals that circulate about the country poising the minds of the young generation No Josephine K Henry Is mistaken a womans voice has been heard I was a womans voice that greatly In fluenced Congress when they caused all canteens to be closed thereby causing us soldiers to leave the res rvailonand go to theitb wifiCiarid Jvll lages hovering around tho place and where such men as Mr Clarke hold sway and sell to the soldiers vile and poisoning stuff that would literally eat holes in adamant under a sole emn declaration that It Is good whiskey where but for a womans voice we might be able to sit down at home and over a glass or two or beer engage In conversation with our com rades and not be afraid that we were being doped for our money or that some Rationalists were on our track If there Is a head of any ernment who wishes to ruin it just let him so Influence things that the women shall have their voice as they to style it and will guarantee hint that It will bo only a short time before It will have passed Into oblivion Why her voice will bank rupt the treasury unseat Congress punish Innocence and all other man ner of things which as a rule originate In hades Now about the remembrance of the government after we have paid the price If we had been looking for a great and costly monument over our dishonorable graves we would not have ever enlisted in the army but Instead would have Joined the ranks of Mr Clarke where all the brutes of low principle are at and place Jose cphlne K Henry at the front as a mouern Joan of Arc and marched straight to the devil and grounded arms and surrendered to him under the conditions that tho names of each and every one of us should be en graved on the walls of the largest and hottest cremater that he has on hand so that those who jnlght follow on might know that we were Just an Installment of fools who had been lead to destruction by the devil and his witch do not know whether the sol dier Is of any use or not but would like to see an army of Invasion pass through Maryland and Kentucky and to be there as a soldier to help repel this Invasion and to happen at the homes ofir Clarke and Mrs Henry about the time that the enemy arriv ed and then when they came to the soldiers for protection and relief I am afraid that would be compelled to stop and start an argument on that article before mentioned as I would not bo able to see where It was going to do mo any good to aid In the blood of the enemy to protect them be causo I know that they would forget It In after years and even at the tlmo they would not care for me any more than tho government cares for a In time of war can Imagine that our usefulness would greatly Increase about the stage of the game Soldiers like all other men who leave a profession follow It aa a means of gaining a livelihood Sol diery Is a line art and to attain the end for which It Is maintained must be Imbued with that machine like movement by which It Is recognized Becausp we are soldiers and obey the commanders placed over us as representatives of tho people whom we serve we havo not stone hearts bloodu rsty barbarous detested savage passions as Mr Clarke wind Mrs Henry havo averred We do however have that true sense of right and wrong We possess the love IJI t jij t i Ifofcountry and Urn people that soldiersbutIndispenslbleLaw tobncktheblooqman soldiers were not here to sitbyand de o and concoct some devilish commentaries about the soldiers tvVAN WASIHe Hos to Save the Souls of Marx and Dubiousf FinneganHary sbaven looked tat at me frankly through his brown yes resting one haul lightly on thaiijeavy steelbar of the grated door bi us In the county Jail Do tlfeel better since I repented and JoSed the church ho echoed You It wajipt lightly spoken though It was th tang or the street whlcll comes MuraltV to the lips of this boy ba U t cn1tnrcd speech Mriittt6 two Ho lookedrai tl I g ton n 1exerb only two weeks ry The shadows 6f the gallo which he stands did not seem t upon his lips as he stood there unded by steel doors steel floor ted windows and armed guars murderer sentenced to the scarf tHard to Believe 4 hard for me to believe that co be forgiven after all the Cain h ilaed went on the redhaired vho had fired so steadily and me fly upon the police that Win- Ingter In the Indiana drugout Father OBrien and the Sls ter rtercy finally got me to believe a ter and when once made up m d to that decided I wanted it did they do it I asked them tine looked at the floor a mom o ked at me half doubtfully c his hands around a bar In the d y swung his weight a bit be f t slowly answered Argued With Him I dont know They Just d talked to me about the here dargued with me you know ntedout that there must be lane for the sun to 3 miter mUl I became con fcaSLwhertJ onced saw the light came fast1 You didnt go In for religion very much younger days I ven tured No did I woundnt be here said tiltyour quickly He fingered a lIttl button of St Joseph and th Jesus which one of the sisters and which he wears on his vest as proudly as a soldier wears his military decorations Went to Sunday School went to the Methodist Sunday School when was a kid and later on used to go to the Congregational Church more or lessnot much though But I never ridiculed the doctrines of any church ho went on quickly I gavo every one credit for being sincere If they believed to Iglous teaching butand he smiled a bltOu know how I flnlsed Then Father OBrien and the sis ters came to talk to me about the church and got to figuring it out that the Catholic Church was the only one In the world Its a consolation to feel the way I doI feel that am forgiven and Im happy Greets Louis Pesant He stopped again and turned to greet Louis Pesant who Is to hang next Friday and who had come along the corridor In his exercise hour Hallo Louis Hallo Harvey The man who Is to die next Friday grinned amiably as he clasped hands with the man who Is to die the Fri day following and then continued his see my father was an A P A continued Van Dine confldentlaly as he leaned against the bars and worked among Orangemen and North of Ireland Irshmen so never heard much good about the Catholic Church and was terribly prejudiced against It But It didnt take Father OBrien long to get that out of me EVANSTON CHURCH TORN BY QUARREL PASTOR RESIGNS BECAUSE CUR ATE IS NOT EXPELLED BY MEMBERS Many of the women In the congregation of tho fashionable St Lukes Episcopal church of Evanston have rallied around the Rev Robert Benedict curate 32 years old against the Rev Daniel Smith rector years old who demanded Rev Mr Bene diets resignation Immediately after tho curate had publicly charged Est Tier Moline with annoying him with avowal of love E1 htchurch teachers and officers Ji i u are reported to have resigned on Rev Benedicts account Only one Isaman They are Harry Wells loader of the Bible class Mrs 0 F Carpenter teacher wife of Ministering Childrens LeagueI Miss Cora Carpenter teacher Mrs Jane Ribbon teacher of former Alderman HibbenIMiss Alice Brayspraak teacher Miss Margaret Lewis teacher Hurt by tho action of the women the Rev Daniel Smith has resigned Tho trustees who are all men roil not accept the resignation of tho rec gSolies have been separated by it Mrs Frank W Smith formerly MlssPlor enco Carpenter who married a son of the rector is arrayed against her mother and sister Mrs O F and Miss Cora Carpenters In consequence of the dissension which has disturbed St Lukes Epis copal Church In Evanston a strange rector preached to a very small con gregation yesterday In the usually well attended house of worship over the attitude of his z1Smithl it day Bcrvlceferyeaffalayy iandJJlB Sstahce of ttje Rev 6rF HallTwho formerly conducted services In a North Side church In Chicago was obtained A threat of many of the Influential members of the congregation to with draw was apparently In earnest as fully one half of the usual attendance at Sunday services was absent On top of this display of sympathy for the curate comes the announce ment that the Board of Trustees and the vestrymen have declared their Intention of resigning and even mem bers of the choir say they will no longer sing In the Episcopal Church Much sympathy has been aroused among Evanton matrons over the fact that the Rev Robert R Benedicts young wife has been worrying herself over her husbands trouble THROUGH SLEEPERS From Lexington to St Louis Via Ches apeake Ohio Railway Beginning May 28th the Chesapeake Ohio Railway will Inaugurate a through steeping car line to St Louis via Louisville and the Southern Rat way to leave Lexington dally at 620 p m and reach St Louis at 730 a m Returning this sleeper will leave St1 Louis at 1030 p m and will reach Lexington on C O train number t the next morning G W BARNEY D P A Upland Ind Hurrah for the B Blade and hurrah for the fearless Mower who wields the 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obtain my prices and tract Theism In the Crucible free Per manent now at No 110 N Kenslng ton avenue LaGrange Cook county OTTO WETTSTEIN vr Lowest Rates Ever MadeTO THE SouthWest VIA The Rock IslandFrisco System Are you Interested If so get ready and take advantage of the lowest rats ever made ARKANSAS TEXAS and INDIAN and OKLAHOMA TERRITORIES f Tickets on sale from Memphis S Louis and Chicago February 16th March 1st and 15th and April 5th and 9th ddressMcGUIRE P A Cincinnati Ohio THE BEST LINK 011r = ChieQoInJinna ulisCLouiiilleRalhn ONLY LINE TOTHE FAMOUSHEALTH JDRTft I EDITOR jf OF BOSTON PRESS WRITER MENTS to ON SOCIALISM AND PRACTICAL POLITICS Roxbury Mass April 10 1904 Your article in last weeks Blndo echoos my sentiments exactly Many Liberals apply reason to religious sub Jects and follow their prejudices po lltlcnlly I am glad to see you aro bravo enough to bo a Socialist Not an orthodox one but a senslblo one If Liberalism is good religion It Is good in all things it reason should bo applied to religious questions It should be applied to all questions If religious slavery and chattel slavery are wrong Industrial slavery is wrong Think of the millions of men that are willing to resist even to deathI the tyranny of priest and king while wearing and defending the chair of capitalistic slavery The fact that the Catholic church has declared war on Socialism should think would be enough to open tho eyes of all socalled Freethlnk Socialism Is the coming revolution that will regenerate mankind rellg lously politically physically and mor- allY Let us try to rouse up the old thodoxrit Infidels Fraternally Yours f ALBERT P LEWIS Comment The above letter is one of a great ninny I have received touch- Ing upon my recent obituary on Mark Hanna Some few have criticised the Blade for admitting political matters Into Its columns They think that nothing but the Bible and superstition should be discussed The woman temperance and economic Issues should also be left out In reply to these good and well meaning brothers I will say that there was not one word of politic In that Hanna article It was slmpl a history which should concern ever patriot The good people of either of the old parties should not feel hurt at criticism of rascals and thieves who disgrace them and hurt the party I do not attack the party as a whole when I attack a corruptionist in the ranks My aim was not much to elrt tlianna but to hold up to the light of the public conscien iiv unH IniHfforent O- IIII corrupt Itself to tolerate such men cj vt ourlibertles I t lovecountry ave said nothing And I want to say to these well meaning critics that It Is deplorable state of affairs when not single political paper of any party will print the plain truth about the most corrupt man In office and it seems me that they should rather be prc of and all the more enthusiastic t support the Liberal paper that Is eral and brave enough to do It Would these good brothers hav wished that Thomas Paine had fined t his writings to religious matters that be should never have made a plea for woman for the slave for the dui animals for patriotism for democ- raCY for Independence for Free thought and free speech Sot choqse to get their politics in political papers and I agree with them I dont want to read politics in t Blade but I do want to read political ttruth In it especially when you cannot get the truth in party publications There Is a wide difference between politics and political truth Itis high calling of the Freethinker to up hold patriotism and justice In all lic affairs for surely they all alllte affect human existence But Mr Younghany in his recent letter which has been most favorably noticed exhausted this subject A word on Socialism which Editor Lewis declares to be The coming re olutlon that will regenerate mankind religiously politically physically and morally- i I am not so optimistic about S ciallsm as Bro Lewis Mankind is a t most equally good and bad with a slight leaning in favor ot the good rand I do not look for any great trans f formation of a quick or sudden chat acter It will be slow slow slow work But I admit that Socialism the greatest organized factor todaj t In political progress f As a Psychological force Free thought is greatest and leads all So ciallsm Is Its rugged sturdy chile While the old man plods on In hh explorations of new countries the bumptious youth remains behind fight- Ing to maintain the discovered terri tory of his dad One thing should be plain to everyone There can be no regeneration from the cataclysm of crime corruption and political and Industrial injustice without organization Socialism- Is the only organized vital active force of international character at work today In the political Interests- of humanity It Is the only force that the church fears and as Editor LeWis esll tio1 says The fact that the Catholic hurch has declared war on clallstn should be enough to open the eyes ho socalled Freethinkers Socialism Is optimistic The torces good pad evil In man will continue exist Human conditions will be modified only and no sweeping changes can be made with the pulses natural to man But notwithstanding all this notwithstanding Socialism cannot cbange Nature for heavens sake let us rec ognlze the gbodit is doinglet us not hs blind to the fact that it Is stros Sling for humanity to lift tho lowl to protect the weak to sustain llbe to lessen war to add to the general happiness of man in every way Every experimental issue has Its Impracticable sides Socialism no doubt has its Impracticable features but these will be eliminated with ex perience and practice- As I said before Socialism Is the child of Freethought and rights here the source of a large part of the hato shown it The church bas arrayed herBel against it Isnt that enough The significance of this is that the church has become the protector of mOl1Opoly and the political corruptionist and 60 has strengethened herself with the pows that be These powers own he newspapers They constantly ex loft Catholicismthe safeguard heir fortunes Both are orgnnlzed swindlers of humanity Socialism Is the extreme opposite t is opposed In every way to the iwhjdle Why should I look for peccadilloes Vhat care for what seems to he iptomlstlc impracticable theories am not looking for perfection in an thing There is so much of the just humane and practical in Socialism that they far overshadow all doubts of Its expediency When the other side Is so greatly wrong I Infer that So lallsm cannot be far from the right This is enough We have tried the there for thousands of years and they have failed Through all the ages they tall only of the Fatherhood of Goi whIch in reality meant the alliance of Most and king Now they talk the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of man which lu reality aeans no more than the alliance e king priest and monopolist eThat is all the Brotherhood f ion there is la It and It Is to b oted The Fatherhood ot God o icuunJsly good to work for them and Dgh heir battles Which do you want yourselves and children and for other peoples children The Fatherhood a God and the Brotherhood of man a Socialism which stands for simple justice and humanity without ny rutal imperious attachments taWhat hopes have the masses from Idany other party today What have Iyany of you profited In the past by either of the old parties What could you expect from a party that would 1 slfy a Hanna or a party that would deify a Cleveland of parties that make graft and corruption virtues Whose leaders on both sides are seU IberB out I tell you my friends there are other things to consider besides kIcking at an old book which preach Leers themselves are beginning to teU the truth about There has been some talk about Lewhat are the best methods of making a successful paper of the Blade If I were running It I would inIt fact a free lance What is the- use to write alone Just for the enter Letalnment of Freethinkers Since they are already free of sup titian they know all that Is to be known on their favorite subject and- you can give them no new Inform Uon The thing next to do then Is make Freethinkers That can only beI done by getting other halfway Llbe r als Interested in the paper and such Int3rest canouly be awakened by gli Ing them space for the dicusslon their ideas would give several colt umns to the writers on economics and Socialism I would Invite the singl taxer and the spiritualist to contrlbul and give them respectful hearings Spiritualist is no more re sponslble for the frauds connected with his belief than Infidels are re IIponslble for some of their frauds There are no more brainier or better Liberals than are to be fount amons Spiritualists and for all we know they may be nearer right that oursehes There Is not one single vital reform advocated by the Agnos tic In which the Spiritualist is not equany enthusiastic Why then should condemn the whole of Spiritualism wben I most heartily approve the vi tal Influences which affect his ship The same with Socialism An archy or any other public Issue If I wero running the paper would try to get ail the elements of Liberalism to come together in it and It would only be ashort while when there would nc longer be a necessity for begging Where one dropped out on account ol an attack on his political superstl L t IJd2Cit r Ions ton woHJd come In on account of ny Liberality An orthodox Agnostic is almost as narrow as an jbrthodox Christian has struck the fatal nit What we want is an exchange of Ideasthereby we learn We must not imagine because we ip are Agnostics that we know It aU Sew Ideas are continually being introduced and new problems of state and society to be solved If a Socialist to would write what seemed to me tc b absurd lt is probable that I would slve a vigorous reply but on account jf this one mans Ideas I would not utterly condemn Socialism If a Splr tualist would likewise write me I would not advocate that Spiritualism le weeded out root and branch I believe in letting the good stand In everything in Christianity as well is in Liberalism Because I condemn certain phases if monopoly do not choose to be bUnd to the good uses of capital We nust all understand that we were made to think differently and that ollr dens are shaped largely by circumstances and that the only way we can meet on a common ground Is by a olerant exchange of IdehJEach ender should not expect bade is printed for his exclusive tertainment that there are about forty hundred who pay as much ay he does Besides the diversity of mind requires a diversity of Ideas In order to awaken Interest and maintain patronage- It seems to me that the course to pursue for the success of this paper Is for the Blade to be a little bit more liberal with Liberals and Liberals be a little bit more liberal with the ade tJD Wc THE SMOOT INQUIRY The W C T U are determined to ally around the preachers and do the nlgb kicking act and the stunt hys Tidal and whoop things up for the Impeachment of Senator Smoot and score a victory for their queer ays tem of morality Sendtor Sn oat was at first charged by Taylor et al with 1being a polygamiSt Taylor ras urg ed to go ahead by a Methodl t minister in Utah who intimated that could furnish evidence ofjsmoe blllt along polygamous lines The mister was so Inconsistent that peo pIe bad an idea that Smoot and hili plural wives were Indulging lu poygn mous practices in the open streets e altT ice Senator Smoot kept Icool and salcTthat what the Meth 1st private know abpu MiVfrvsJlw nd private alffalrswas equa to the- Ir general knowledge of tho average Methodist and no more So u prov When the Senate got ready u 1nvLStl gate Senator Smoots affairs the com ilttee had no evidence to start with and had to back down on the polygamy charge Senator Smoct handed to the committee a to marred tbe effect that he had on a certain date Alpha and had not mar rled nor sealed to himself at jmy other time any other woman and that he had never cohabltated with any manx In his life This was not what the Senate Committee wanted to prove The committee dropped the polygamous charge It was up to the committee to also make individual af javlts to the effect that they were as pure as the victim As Smoot is titled to be tried by a jury of his l1eers the committee did not care to take the icessary oath to put them on record as purists I do not blame theme Few men could measure up to Smoot standard The W C T U are not satisfied They started out to convict somebody and having unearthed a spotless angel are shocked at their own handiwork The fact that Smoot had married Alpha was prsumpth evidence that he intended to marr or seal all the rest of the Greek aI phabet and when he wound up hiD matrimonial career Omega would be added to the bunch The W C T U might set about the purity business by making cocksure that their own busbands are not meeting at the clubs and while dodging champagne cork wlnldng slyly at each other at the Idea of a lot of female cuckolds cackling over other mens supposed lapses from- marital virtue I am a man and mix with men and judging from mens ordinary convei satlon I seriously doubt if a Jury twelve men such as Smoot claims to be could be found ip any one y In the United States To be tried lessany qualified would not be fair to Smoot This may seem to be a lint- that arralgnnip t mlt any man who keeps hii e rs open and uses his eyes prJng or spying will hear men con tuemselves- enator Smoot Is in a class almost 11by himself and I for one give him fun credit fur his display of manhood and toeing the mark and putting hit persecuters upon the defensive H hns shown himself to be one of the b st friends to womankind and Mrs Alpha Smoot is a woman to be en vied Most Christian women imagine th t having Christian husbands putt them above being made sport of Holy t t sJi jM Jerusalem they should hear torn of these Christian rakes taUt outside To nako any kind of a showing for their money the W C T U ladles should attach dog chains to their spouses and hang on for dear life to the cbalns Mien they would be In position tc go against Senator Smoot with at least an equal chance As It Is Smoot has routed them and their minIsterial lilies boots and baggage They want tackle some one ttyelr size Why not select a nice Christian Senator and charge him with Incontln enco and put him to the proof Or let them try an Atheistic Senator and see what capital they can make They had such an easy time yanking Mr Roberts out of the House that they were encouraged to run on until struck a snag tbeyI The United States Governmer trying to suppress polygamy in Utah and playing the Sultan of Jolo a bonus of 10000 per annum for keeping up his harem Having failed to trap Smoot the moral gang are going to try to pun- Ish him for disappointing them b charging him with holding a higher leglnnce to the Mormon church than to the United States Government- This a good precedent for them to set and if carried out will result in ra moving all Christians from the Senate No Christian who would admit that that he held a human govern lent In higher esteem than his hurch would have any standing in church circles The church is an In ilduous enemy of the State and the State may as well recognize the rela ionsblp and part company with the church and let the church pay Its just bllsatlons to the State The State Is warning a serpents In bosom that will bury Its poisonous fangs into Its body yet The proper position for the State is with its heel on the serpents neck There is a man in BaiUaioro who has in his possession a red hat that he thinks more of than he does of our Constitution The red hat is a gift from his late lamented friend Leo It Is called a herata a fash enable Italian name that does not nake it take like a French name would The owner does not wear Il and shows his good sense in not doing so A second hand man would not trance ten cents on the thing Yet that hat bas been talked about mO ban any other bat in the United t ateo If the owner of that bat were to say tnat his allegiance to Plus X ra recuplxeytodratof rlhllntlrjl irith him Rome would irejan would howl If Cardinal Jim were loan me that hat and I were to put on and walk down the street ever 1nnn I met would What a hl ol a hat Yot the owner Is proud of the lag It represents tp him more en caring things than anything in this country It is his emblem of royalty It shows that he Is a Prince of tho Holy Church A Prince Cardinal In tl1e Catholic eye a Prince Cardinal more Importance than the President of the Vnlted States The Prince Cardinal could set up a Court Washington that would make t White House look like 30 cents All foreign Ambassadors and MInisters Plenipotentiary would call and see Prince Jim before they wozlu think tiling on Teddy The W CT U have sired a tra tl1at may be of great benefit to the Senate declares that no person who prefers church to State can- hold office under the government great stride will have been made towards real Independence The Catholic church In its fight against the Typographical Union fighting to uphold this very claim or perlorlty of church to secular fairs The Typographical Union holds- the allegiance of Its members above all but the United States Governmen Th Catholic church wants the union to bow Its head to it If the Senate wants to Impeac some one there is a chance for It get in its work on the Senatorial Jail- BIrd Burton If Burton was an Ath 1st or a Mormon there would be rush to fire him out the window Be- Ing a Christian he will be treated with- great consideration How long are the people to put up with this kind o r business- t The morality of tho Senate is vpry- badly in need of Improvement But firing out a man of tried and approved orals will only excite ridicule- r1m or no Mormon Smrt Is man IMormon be envied He came forwards a man and presented u clean bill or moral health Let the other Senators do likewise in turn Who show his hand and contest for the- jackpot The Methodist preacher Utah who had so much to say about- Smoot and Senator Dubois should- come to the Senate confessional and- confess their moral short comings Smoot has done JNO F CLARKE iTltntn our paper ll bp discontinued at er thin unless paid In advance Jtw 41 l t J ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD 1 GREAT REDUCTION IN ONE WAY RATES TO California TIlE NorthWest i DAILY TO APRIL 30 LOUISVILE TO LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRISCO CALIFORNIA 5550 AND RETURN APRIL 23 TO MAY 1904sr 1 J EXCURSION TICKETS TO HOT SPRINGS ARK AND POINTS IN TEXAS DAILY UNTIL APRIL30 1904 PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEPERS 1 ROUGH TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK REDUCED ONE WAY COLONIST AND HOME SEEKERS EX CURSION RATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND WEST FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS IN EACH MONTH FARMING IN THE SOUTH Illinois Central Railroad Company w Department ot theThe Passenger monthly circulars concerning fruit growing vegetable gardening isuing in the States of Kentucky 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