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Digital page images are linked to the text file. fr T f iJ1JBLUE GRASS BLADE S t illd 1 Iallc 1SepIO EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN Tills DIREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 1100 A YEAR IN ADV NOi VOLUME XIII NUMBER 10 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY MAY E M 304 100 YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers 50 cents each 250 for five Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Flvo New cubscrlbers sent one year for Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old as well an the new address When you send your subscription say whether you are a now or old subscriber address on the paper w- itrxpirajion of mibicrlptlon and F 1serve as a receipt as the date chaiiges as soon as tho subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication are not discontinued nt expiration unless Thesocourts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers received until the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered discos tinnedtOffice of publication155 W Short St Lexington Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall nil communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLFO ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to i certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink It- believe from the time It Issues from the tolled 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 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 gang 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 tIng And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffold upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State foreve- rseparateGRANT In no sense whatsoever Is this government founded upon the Christian religion WASHINGTON The divorce between Church and State should bo absolute Garfleld WANTEDThe namo and address ot overy farmer la tho U S that has a drlllwil cased well of contem plates having one put down Hills Ross Co well specialists Me d1aa WlKXHUta 1lyr 1V iy I llid BUDDHISM INDICATING THAT 540 THIS BEAUTIFUL OF ALL RE LIGIONS The Religion of the Jape Had All tho Good and None of the Bad of Christianity By Harriet Closz In view of the fact that Buddhism Is ono of tho accepted religions of Japan let us male n short accounr o Its tenets and Its great teacher In doing so wo will find that there coenis to bo little room for tho Christian missionaries who have caused so much Htrlfo and who have entirely misrepresented the Pagan beliefs Gautama Buddha was born about 540 B C The same story of tho Indl cation of birth by a star that Is told of Jesus Yu Aesculapius Mohammed and others Is told of tho Buddhist teacher And us he was born under a great satin tree while his mother was making tho journey to her fathers homo stories of his voluntary Incarna tion were rife and the belief In the pretty fiction that Nature kept a shadow over his cradle while the sages came to worship him gained credence At tho ago of Gautama was married to a cousin and for ten years his life was spoof In the family circle A son was born to hint just as ho had begun to realize that life meant more than living anu ht4left- his wife and son to become a Boise less wanderer to practko selfdenial and to study It seemsTo mo that a man might find many ways of prac tieing selfdenial even In tho home and It might also be a good place to study but religion of any kind seem to turn head of Its devotees However this great man promised bilk i3lrtif rclntfi tw1ils frrraflywrlitiii he hind become a Biiddha A promise which Jesus could not make as he had no family of his own The word Buddha Is a tlto and means The enlightened one Just as Christ means The good man and any ono by Individual effort may become a Buddha or a chrlst After Buddha had overcome tho evil pas sions and released himself as It were from tho ties of material existence ho became an Itinerant preacher which work ho followed for about Iii years Ills first sermon to his ciples Is related by Bishop Blgandot as the sermon on the Mount Dur ing his ministry tho son of Gautama became a disciple and the wife of his youth became a nun The Buddhist sacred hooks aro the Trlpltaka baskets containing disci plinary and metaphysical teachings as well as the discourses of Buddha They are written In Sancrit and con taro five times as much matter as the Christian Bible The Buddhist doctrine tenches that the greatest happiness comes from Ing good to others Tills Is entirely different from Christian doctrine In that we are taught to deport oursovos that wo may gain favor with God hereafter buddhism teaches the un changeable law of cause and effect that as yo sow so shall ye also reap etc The Christians have purloined that precept and yet teach that tnrough miracles there may be stant violation or suspension of uatI ural law and Its consequences The Idea that priests possess mysti cal powers that are unattainable by otners is repugnant to Buddhism for we are told that tho salvation of every Individual depends on tho growth of his own inner nature Buddha did not teach of a creator but confined himself within the limits of reason anti this fact doubtess IsI tho ground upon which Christianity bases its claim that Pagan teaching should be eradicated from the face of tho earth The foundation stQiics of Buddhism are universal charity and the mastery of self And It teaches that the work and experience and effort In this life determine our degree of progress for tho next Incarnation That men do not differ by accident of birth but by at tainments and character mud that tho same road to perfection must ho traveled by all This doctrine equality gives tho Christian teaching of elec tion and predestination a serious set back in tho estimation of unprejudiced minds Buddhism declares that tho soul that does right ascends to a higher state until perfection Nirvana fhlr i Is reached Olcott describes Nir vans as a condition of perfect rest lor absence of desire and delusion and sorrow Before reaching Nirvana- man Is constantly being reborn when Nirvana Is reached he Is bar no more Buddha Is said to have been reincarnated many times before ho reached perfection The eight states by which the Budd hist reaches tho perfect rest are Right views right alms right speech right conduct right livelihood right effort right mindfulness and rapture lint system can offer a bettor code of ethics than this Certainly not Cr nNv Vicarious atonement has no place here but says Buddha ones y sef the evil Is done by ones self one Is purified Not even a God can change Into a defeat the victory of a man who has conquered himself harmmapada 105 Still another quotation If a man conquer In battle a thousand times thousand men and If another conquer himself ho is the greatest of con querors Rouse thyself do not be Idle follow tho law of vlrtuo James Freeman C arks says Budd ha was a man of Intense moral earnestness sincere truthful and pro foundly humane This Illustrious man had no thought of founding a religious sys ten1 but after twentyfivo centuries onethird of the people of the world are Ills devout followers and who rec nlze the practical utility of the trine as set forth by Spencer Hardy in his manual on Buddhism There are three sins of tho body murder theft impurity There are four sins of speech lying slander abuse un profitable conversation There are three sins of the mind covetousness malice scepticism There are nrso five other evils to bo avoided tho drinking of Intoxicating liquors gam Sling Idleness Improper associations tutd ttenTfEntIng places of anviae most The so called sacred books of the world the Biblo Included can offer no better list of the things to be avoided than the above and yet wo send mis sionaries to Japan to convert the Buddhists to Christianity A great monument covered with In scriptions of life of Buddha Is erected In Pekln and there aro temples Innumerable nil over China and Japan there being 170000 shrines in the flowery kingdom In Kyoto there Is a temple which cost 10000 000 and Is a marvel of art Buddha died about 475 B C His last words were Beloved what causes lifo also causes decay and death Ills body was cremated and the relics are supposed to have been burled near his native town at the foot of the Himalayas In a mound some 20 feet In height which was excavated In 1898 anti from tho ornaments gems en graved tokens and Buddhist cross found In the receptacle within It was pronounced the tomb of Buddha For lack of time we are compelled reluctantly to close this unsatlsfac tory article on the enllhgtened one who said Forever and every where will I strive for the universal salvation of every creature throughout tho world would sugest that the Blade read ers send In any precepts of Buddha they may have Let us preserve them tad use them alongside the Bible dog masWebster City Iowa It is to me somewhat interesting and amusing to see what different features of Dog Fennel attract those who rend it have a neighbor that olio would hardly suspect of being a literary man met him yesterday and he said he and his wife anti son HeIIwas not coming to bed tonight He said ho has a son who Is n railroad engineer and that ho had never soon any man laugh as his soji did when he came to that story about tho Jew who crossed his bees on Ight ning bugs so as to make them ark all night The story Is exactly what lea d man say at the breakfast table In tho Cassa Nova in Jerusalem sug gested by our eating the milk and money with which Judea used to flow according to the Blbe and tho hymn book ff lI J t CHURCH FIGHT ISaWARM CLERGYMEN ARRESTED FOR DE FACING PLACE OF WORSHIP Elders and Members of Christian Church at Huntsville Aa Indulge In Riot on SundayTwo Fac tlons In Church- Huntsville Ala April HThe fa mous factional fight In the Christian church of this city came out afresh again today An u result two elders and three members of the church were placed underlirroat for wilfully defecting and Injuring the church building Only one faction has worshipped In the church for several months past and yesterday the other faction posted a notice on the doors warning every one away charging that the present trustees were egally elected The trustees swore out warrants for the arrest of Rev L Gambron and Rev Daniel Sommers of Indiana Robins Jones C W Moseley and W R Manning Sheriff Rogers served the papers yesterday afternoon and all parties were placed udderbo- ndPRESIDENT AYERS DENOUNCES ACTION OF TRUST EES OF CINCINNATI UNIVER SITY TO THEIR FACES IN A BITTER SPEECH Cincinnati April 20i want to denounce this action as an outrage Everyone of you men know In your outrageit hurt th- etlnrtt 1L ipbn yeuwJlldfet Ilfcjinytulng has gone wrong at the Unlyerslty the last year for which am to blame I would like to know It Tills action repeat Is an outrage President Howard Ayres of the University of Cincinnati rising to his feet white with anger thundered the above sentence at the members of the Board of University Directors at the regular month y meeting and then left the room None of the members attempted to reply and each one Individually later declined to discuss the resolution or the matter In any form Director John OConnell Intro duced the resolution which read Rooseve t that Dr Howard Ayres Is from this day relieved from all ties as President of the University his salary to continue to July 1904 that Dean Henry be placed In charge of the University with al powers of the Presidency and to continue In charge until July 1904 and that the clerk of this board be Instructed to notify Dr Ayres and tho deans of the resi ectlvo faculties of the passage of this resolution Director Kuhn asked the meaning of the resolution saying It contemplated a most unusual proceeding He had yet to learn Mr Kuhn said of any thing wrong which President Ayres had done and he objected to a vote on the resolution without discussion it Is unfair Mr Kuhn said to cactia stigma of this kind upon the last days of one who has served the University for a number of years It Is a disgrace Not one word has been said In favor of this resolution I ask that It be considered In executive Ayres said- I would like to know the occasslon for this resolution for I am Ignorant of giving any cause for It1 Chairman Jones of the board ask ed Mr Kinkead to take the chair He then spoke In favor of postponing action on the resolution lIe would Chairman Jones said like to know more about It before voting Mr OConno said the resolution was Introduced as those acquainted with University affairs would know for the best Interests of the Univer slty but he declined to go Into details regarding It of the cause of Its Introduction lie opposed going Into execu tive session and asked that a vote be motion to be an executive slon to consider resolution was lost Messrs Brown Kuhn Randoff and Jones voting aye and Messrs Benedict Curtis Klnkead OConuell and Treat voting no The resolution was then adopted Mr Kuhn alone voting no and Chair man Jones declining to vote CommentDr Ayres was dlscharg ed from his presidency because he Is an Infidel and my nephew Dr CrDabney elected In the place It Is evident that tho University board Is not willing to give tho reason for which they dismissed Dr Ayres It Is certainly an outrage and Dr Ayres ought to bring suit against board for slander and libel THE REPLY WAS HANG ALL JAPS LOOK ALIKE TO THE ST PETERSBURG AUTHORITIES Paris April OTho St Petersburg correspondent of tho Petit Parlslen says that when It was asserted that one of the two Japanese caught In an attempt to blow up the railroad near tho Mongolian frontier was a member of the Imperial family instructions were asked from St Petersburg The reply according to the correspondent was hang and the order was promptly carried out- CommentThen when the Russian admiral was drowned by an explosion on his ship tho Japs expressed sym pathy for Russia KENTUCKIAN Gets a Sentence For Grand Larceny In Brooklyn Brooklyn N Y April 19Jullge Crane dealt leniently with Hugh Mul holland formerly postmaster at Padu cah Ky and later an evangelist and street preacher Mulholland Is mlddeaged man and was Indicted last wrmk with Jos W Hyland for stealing 1000 worth of stamps He pleaded guilty to grand larceny Judge Cranosaid M froInvstlnttw ease and feel that your sole trouble Is drink You will go to jail for twentynine sloe the stamps and paid Mulholland 25 to dispose of them which money he spent In drinks and was an Inmate of the alcollc ward at Bellevue Hospital In consequence Pink Iconoclast DOG FENNEL You phjiH rat It Dos Fennel Is a very Interesting book by Charles C Moore and gives ahlstory of the say Ings and doings of people In the Ori ent Mr Moore traveled over the country rpposed to bo told about In the bible and to appreciate the trip you should read his book Every be hewer of a religious creed should read It Every person who believes In a holy land shoo d read It and In fact every person that can read should pursue Uio pages of Do Fennel The price of the book Is one dollar and If you are not well pleased with your Investment will take the book off your hands Got it read It and then lend it to your neighbor juresa Charles Moore Lexington Ky with one dol ar and get your moneys worth Pink Iconoclast Preachers have more gall than other persons living unless It Is medl cal doctors The latest display of the enlargement of that function comes from Missouri where one Rev Doctor Jesse coughed up the follow lug stuff from his ga sack and air chambers He said that James Bu chanan was in the orthodox hell or words to that effect but ho never told how he found out about It He said that Washington Jefferson Lin coin and Harrison were in heaven playing harps with golden strings which numbered up In thousands That is his words implied the fact Ho just the same as said Cleveland and Roosevelt were due In heaven when they croaked and of course preachers novor Ie look out for a hell of a mixup in that place If you should reach It Birmingham AlaTito Mormon horter Is nbraod In this city went by there tho other night to hear them spout They wore four of them young and respectable looking and attracted quite a crowd enclose you ono of the tracts they were distributing hope this will find you and yours wellL B SHOENFEILD I A WITH A TOWEL NEW JERSEY PREACHER AT TEMPTED TO SMOTHER SICK WIFE Warrant Sworn Out For His ArrestsLeads to Discovery That He Has Skipped With 20000 Worth of SecuritiesThe Police After Him New York April 21A sensation has been created In church circles at Elizabeth N J by application from tho wife of Rev Dr George Buckle for the warrant Mrs Buckle says her husband attempted to kill her as site lay In bed Dr Bucke has been pastor of the Greystono Presbyterian Church more than twenty years Among the wor shippers there are numbered many leading citizens of Elizabeth A few hours before application was made for the warrant Mrs Buckle saye her husband returned to tho parsonage anti begged forgiveness After talk Ing for a while she says he entered his study opened a strong box and taking securities valued at 20000 disappeared The of New York fnenrbrhe minister came to her bedside just oy after having performed the wedding ceremony of their daughter in tha u1 parlor below The bridal couple had J started on a tour to San Francisco and every one was happy Asked how she felt Mrs Buck e told her husband f site was suffering from severe headmache He offered to procure a wet ry ir1 and returned a moment lafnr with one soaked in warm water She objected because It was not cold but he reassured her and then alto al leges placed It so as to cover herfmouth and nose She declares thermlnNter held it In the position say Ing she would soon feel better anti that when she began to smother htheld her down After a terrific strug gle she wrenched one hand free and alarmed tho household Neighbors were called and found Mrs Buckle un t conclous The minister declared his wife had fallen out of bed in a night mare but sne convinced them by showing bruises on the neck and arms The minister remained for two days and then dlssappeared 1CourierJOINT COMMUNION SERVICES f 101HeldPresbyteries r A junior meeting and communion tftPresbterlannight In tho James Lees Memoriam church and the meeting proved ono 1 of the most successful In the history 1 of the Presbyterian churches In the city After the communion an oabor ate luncheon was served by the women of the church and the Neander M Woods acted as toastmas ter It was announced that tho com missioners of the General Assembly which will meet in Mobile In the near future will be elected this morning oarab Special Excursions to St Louis The H D Ry will run special excursions to the Worlds Fair each Tuesday and Thursday from May 17tb 1904 to June 30th 1904 The excursionists will find this lino r most convenient In view of tho fact that H D enters St Louis over the Wabash tracks thus gaining the advantage of the Wabash station tfright at tho main entrance to the grounds In addition to the regular Un Ion station terminal The Wabash Is At the only lno laving a station at tho X Vr who desire to avail them selves of tho ample accommodations of the many large hotels concenlont to tho main entrance the arrangement by which tho C H D can check t baggage direct to station will be very convenient avoiding possible do lay and Inconvenience of a long trans for through tho city advantages of forod by no other line from this tor ritory i I TWO CHRISTIANS And An Atheist Hang Together Marx Van Dine and Nledermeler the Chicago Barn Burners and x Murderers Pay the Penalty o DeathfIt very rarely that an Athess- gots hung and exceptionally rare who he is swung up with two Christians The Chicago barnburners NIeder melor Atheist and Mark and Van DIno Christians associates murder ors and desperadoes In life parted tho gallows last Thursday the to olthor to hell or nowhere and th other two to po either to heaven nowhere The accounts of the careers of these r dcflporadoos iiml the expiation of their crimes on the ga lows which have boon printed nil over the country will pause many people to thlnlprlncllpally because Atheist gave testimony of their dying anti tho contrast In the character ofI the men and the circumstances of their careers which were alike crimi nal will load people to weigh and con alder the effect of religious training upon the mora s of U we are to believe In the saving grace of Christianity and that all the murderers go to heaven who proclaim tholr salvation on the scaffold rati fied by their spiritual advisers It should appall all good people when they stop to consider the number of gallows ange s they will have to ass t uclato with In heavenly society These throe young criminals present decided mental contrasts They were grad mates of the slums with but little op portunities for education The papers make out that Marx and Van Din were converted to Catholicism by a priest and some sisters of mercy They were so easily converted that we can safely declare that they were originally parochial schoo graduates V When death stared them In the face- T the transformation from murderer and desperado to good Catholic and prospective angel was an easy thing They show ever evidence of moral degen eracy They did not fear to murder and to defy religion as long as they escaped capture but when brought to face the death penalty they disclosedI 7 their true colors and what you would naturally expect of thorn both cowardly and ligious Theirpriestand they believed It Sprinkling a lit tie holy water on them and rubbing thflm with goose grease and kissing a tlcrucifix and making a confident of a f priest was all the expiation net ed for their crimes and fixed them right up for sprouting feathers What Is aii tons a license for crime What other view can all sen sib e people take of these priestly preparations for the death of crImi- nal than that of license for the very crimes they pretend to abhor Nodormeler equally guilty presents some redeeming qualities He was no hypocrite he was no coward His judgment could not be warpe by fear or by the sentimental pressure brought to bear upon him under tine sentence of death He was brave in life and equally bravo In death The other two were brave In life and contemptible snlve Ing cowards In death That was the difference and every one may decide for himself which was best fitted for heaven the one who could not be scared tto renouncing his judgment or the two whoso conscience could bo clarified of their awful crimes with a ittlo holy water and spiritual license Tine difference was also a matter of brains tho criminal Atheist showing tho sane preponderance of strength over tho criminal Christian that the moral Atheist over the moral Christian NIodormnlcr refused to walk to the scaffold for the reason as he stated that ho did not intent having any hand In his own death and to walk to tine scaffold would be assisting In hlo own execution consequently ho was carried on a stretcher 4r Such a thought would be Impossible to tho stet saved by holy oil etc He a so refused all spiritual nd vice or attendance declaring to the last that there Is no God and death ended all A brief newspaper account of their last moments as follows Marx Prayed Marx when summoned to the scat fold was praying with the priests and Sisters of Mercy Ho rose and tried to speak His voice failed He turned to Van Dine who had been kneeling with him Marx extended his hand Van Dlno grasped It The two men stood silent for a moment then em braced Goodly Gus exclaimed Van Dine keep a brave heart old man Remember what the priest says We shall be together again Marx answered In a tone Inaudlb c to any save Van Dlno and tine Sisters o Mercy Then began the second Jour ley to the scaffold Van Dlnes Turn Van Wine walked to the scaffold and stood unaided The drop fell nt 11C5 The two priests praying with him had bidden him to be brave when the executioners came for him and had given him a crucifix He bent his eyes on the cross on the death repeatedfthe words a prayer Two htnndre witnessed the executions tryinng t gave a on Ingersoll The bandit read a few pages and returned the volume with the comment get my opinions from my own thoughts not from Ingersol Uee couldrdont you think would be glad to die The world is all wrong There are no attractions here for men like me We grow up In the slums ha f starved and always miserable W see our parents work day after tiny like slaves year after year and at the end they die miserably If had had plenty of money or an education there might have hon some enjoy ment for Chicago Is full ol boys like mo growing up without advice or help Tile drift Into cheap saloons and t they am not goodnatured they dont care If they do kill other poop e read your prayer hook all right cant believe In them Why should go to a place of everlasting torture Ive been pretty had Ill admit but analoever pay this morning If the churches did something more for those who need their aid In the struggle to earn a living they would do more good than they can by converting men who bongedeNledermeler Had a Mind of His Own From the above It will he seen tha the prlnclpa interest taken by reporters was in Neldermeler first because It was something out of the hunglandtians is so common that it would be stale news to give It particular notice Second because Neldermeler had something of Importance to say His remarks quoted above are surely a terrible truth for Christians to face White they are sending millions to the Heathens sn1artt sl eN leer meler are being developed from our own slums into murderers What a scatchlng commentary upon the misapplied Ineffective work of the clergy right here In our own midst and upon the unjust social conditions which are breeding crime and crimi nals Neldermeler spoke an awful truth one which should be taken to heart by every one interested In the pub Ic goodChicago is full of boys like me he says and he spoke truly Why then should millions be sent to Asia and Africa to make Christians of heathens Instead of spending It right here to alleviate conditions which breed criminals and murderers These words of Neldermeler spread broadcast as they have been wi prove of some good and he has not altogether died In vain A sad message to humanity they are Proverty makes the slum and the slum breeds crime There should be no slums Every child should breath a healthy atmosphere His eye should be accus tomed to pleasant sights In a peasant home clean and tidypictures on the walls carpets on the floor and good books at his command Make home a pleasant restful place clean and cheerful and this can be done if men get fair wages and boys wll not tinually mutter their dlcontert by con trasting their conditions with those of the rich and grow desperate through poverty lack of all hone contorts and cheerfulness and grow vicious through lack of employment hunger and despair The fault Is not so much with crime and crimina s as with the conditions which make them Notes on Ingersoll It would be Interesting to see tho Notes on Ingersoll which tho priests have gotten up to fool and mis lead their poor duped followers First they put a han on Ingerso works then fix up n lying book of their own to give them and these poor victims go all through life believing their pack of lies If that Father Cox didnt feel llko 30 cents after Neldermeler shot tent hot air nto him It is be cause ho is a petrified bump of bigo tryThere wl bo a lot of stories told of tho awful death of Atheist Neider meler and tho awful dangers of Athe ism will be pointed out In tints case without any mention whatever of the two cowardly hypocrlcal Christian associates who hung with him The execution of these boys prove two things most conclusively First that criminality among Atheists is rare v t so tore that It Is n newspaper curios end ty when one goes to tho scaffold Sec that Atheism even under cent c tion and facing dentin Is moro manly courageous fearless philosophic ant self rellntnt The example of Noldermolor should silence tho thousands of lying s which continua ly shout from tho pul pit of the frightful death of Atheists and of how they call on God at the last moments feel a sorrow for nil these bos- allle They deserved the punishment meted out to them But they were bred and reared In the slums Every child chould hove the right to be born right When a woman lives all the time In an atmosphere of crime Intemperance vice and homo wretchedness and conceives a child by a noun who dally looks upon and gles In these same conditions what may you expect of the child If ho grows up under these conditions The fault say Is not so much the boys as the conditions which made them what they were Therefore pity them all alike Christian as well as Atheist lint to deatheho was manly brave noble and he- roIc and showed how an Atheist can die Socrates wasnt any more digni fled than he While the other two death like cringing cowards heists lug up their fears of dentin with tint stimulant of holy water and other priestly hocus pocus They well trated to the world the cowardly man tier In which tho average Christian tiles II W Louisville Herald SOLDIER UNHONORED The hotly of K M Goodrich a preacher who has converted thou sands and a Civil war veteran lies in Morgue of tile University oils vllle unclaimed and in tho taro only of an old woman Goodrich had liver for years preceding his death In ab nightt oielodging house on Ilrcok St Many years ago he became ill from the ravages of old age and tho drink which had cursed his Ifs In the earlier days and took up his abode with the Italian eking out his miserable istence on a month allowed him by the Government Deserted by Kinfolk It is known that somewhere in country the man has a brother aid oirSuKU ItJlr 4msfg go tfellertta uelr brother anti father and left hl to die in illness and poverty The body of Goodrich was found last Fri day morning on a pallet of rags whlclv t was tho entire furniture of tho room he Inhabited Heart deseaso caused his death according to the Cororners verdict The remains wore soon re moved to the university In the hope that the relatives might be communi cated with and the old man who had been Instrumental In saving hundreds of fellow beings given a decent bur- Ial Only one man can bo found in the entire city wino knows anything of Goodrichs history This Is J A Thomson of Green street with whom he made his home several years ago From Mr Thomson very little can be arr i as Goodrich was ways a reticent man and had little to say about his own history although a fluent speaker on his subject chosen Drunkard Preacher At tine time of his death Goodrich was about seventy years of age Dur ing the Civil War he served with tho Fiftyfirst Indiana Regiment and many times was noticed In official bulletins for his bravery In action At the close of the war ho returned to his wife total y In tho power of tho domoii drink His debaucheries finn II y caused her death and seemed to chase a tidal wave of reform to pass over his life In a few years he had reached the other extreme of human existence had confessed religion and was moving Lfhispulpit Wonderful Biblical Scholar He was known all over Jefferson county at the time as one of the best versed men In Blblcal literature He was a carpenter by trade but was bet ter known by many as a religious ex tremist theoretically Mr Goodrlchs brother was a cooper by trado ant for nicely lived near Capt Thomas Maher of tine detective force Tine hotly will be kept In tho morgup for thirty days and then laid away In a paupers box unless relatives or friends claim It Kvery effort will bo node to communicate with tine rela lives of tine dead man bnt this will probably bo Impossible or fruitless PARTNER WANTED Is cstabished paying business in Central Ohio Must be a Liberal and under 40 Fine chance for a young man Write at once Address Duel mess Chance Blue Grass Blade office Lexington Kjr 86t t f DOG FENNEL Prof Greenhill the Astronomer Says Have Read It Through Four Times and am at Constantinople the Fifth Time His Wife Says He Intends to Commit It to Memory Clinton Iowa March 1004 Dear Bvo Moore hope you have not forgotten tho old Scotchman with the ong whiskers that stood at top of the steps lead- Ing up to the hall In which the Free thinkers were celebrating their annual Congress In Chicago In 186 who reached his motif down over one or two steps toward you anti said Hero comes Charley Moore and you said Yes this Is Charles Moore Well the same hand guides this pencl now that shook the hand of Charles Moore that time anti am proud today that my hand then grasp ed the bond that later on wrote Dog Fennel My dear Brother never met a book before with which I became completely Infatuated hays read it through four times and am at Constantinople the fifth tine and enjoy It by the hour day after tiny It Is vldfd that Imagine myself by your lIo all the time would consider It perfect were It not for the mention several times of a name that Is tho distinguishing nomen of one who Is at present tool tiled at Washington a name I scorn My wife wants to know If Intend to commit Dog Fennel to memory It Is nip and tuck between It and In gersolls writings have lord the pleasure of meeting yourself nail once of spending an hour with Inger soil and many with Bro Green and that affords me many an hour of pleasureable reflection- I mope to meet yoA In St Louis Sincere y and fraternally JAMES A GUEENHILL Frcm the Chicago American TO CLOSE THE FAMOUS GROTTO OF LOURDES Tho miraculous grotto at Lourdes which has drawn thousand of pi grlms from all parts of Christendom has been doomed by the French Govern ment Tine closing of the famous shrine decorated with stacks of harnesseleft there by crlppe devotees marks 4hYlat GhQptfr4ttJte expulsion of inmFranco which began a year ago According to an official notification of the French Government decision which has just been dispatched to the Vatican the neccessary steps for the cloning tine Grotto are to be taken immedlatly after Easter It Is confi dently predicted that the population of the Pyrenees which reaped much material benefit from the sanctuary and the municipality of the city of Lourdes itself will resist this action of the French Minister All the unauthorized chapels at Lourdes except tho Basilica and Grot to were closed last year But the drastic action of the Government had aroused the populace to such a pitch of Indignation that execution of the new law upon tine sacred grotto was prudently deferred Now however the governing clergy of this last for tress of tine Independent religious ders have been notified that the mous Grotto which was tine theme of Zolas nat great novelmust be aban news has created the most In tense excltmont throughout all this part of France From financial as well as religious and sentimental mo lives the people of Lourdes anti adjacent villages are opposing the Govern mcnts rurK se with nil their strength Mass ineetlng are being he d tho Popo Is being appealed to and threats of armed resistance arc openly made Tine annual pilgrimages to the Grot to by tens of thousands of devotees and curious travelers have brought Immense sums of money to Lourdes The cutting oft of this revenue will seriously embarrass the townto many It will mean little short of ruin Tho whole district will suffer almost Irreparably And when it is remembered that tine Government mot with such resistance In expelling the Do minicans and Franciscans that the pro sense f armed soldiers was nweea sary to enforce tho order It can be Imagine what disorder Is likely to re suit on the day when the miraculous Grotto Is cased forever Tine hefc of Lourdes is Bishop Schof fer wh claims that the chapel and grotto re private property of the churc a Supported by Bishop Aiulrl eux r Marseilles ho has even dared the government to Interfere Tno only reason advanced for the closing of tho religious schools in which more than a million French boys and girls were being educated was tine Governments declaration that every child In France must receive lay education In the public schools This law was enacted under the for mer Prime Minister WnideckRoiiB Beaux It required all tho religious organizations to submit their consti tutions to the French Parliament and nab for authorization In order to re main In France Nearly nil of them declined to do this believing It to bo useless Accordingly all except a few engaged In missionary work were for cibly expelled and compelled to emi grate to other countries The whole of France was shaken line scenes which ensued The Govern ment had to forces of soldiers In order to drive tine monks and nuns from their homes In some parts of the country especially In Brittany whero the people are very religious the peasants armed themselves to sist the authorities Doors were broken down chapels were dismantled even bedrooms were invaded Old women of seventy and eighty nuns or wards of nunswere driven out Into the streets by the soldiers and the blind crippled and sick under tine care of the sisters were forcibly removed At the Grande Chnrteusc two thoiiH awaited the Government troops who came to clear tho his talc bill dings These are among the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings In France da ting from tine mldde of the twelfth cen tury Here by a secret process known only to tine monks was manufactured tho liqueur Chartreuse which Is sold everywhere The business brought in 2000000 a year and as the Char treuse monks ware very generous thero was general prosperity through out the district But tho Government was too strong for tine populace to op posethe famous monastery was closed and nil Its Inmates driven forth Now that the time approaches when the mysterious grotto nod the archi tecturally noble basilica are to be con demned and forcibly closed to the pub lie not only France but the whole world of travelers and religious mind ed will feel personal resentment per miraculous attributes of tho grotto date from tine year 18fi8 when a young peasant girl named Berna dette Soublrous related that the Vir gin haul appeared to her There were several apparitions and at length a wonderful spring Issued from the coy ner of the grotto where tine Virgin had stood The Bishop of Tarbes declared that the girls vision was authentic and it was proclaimed that the spring had miraculous qualities Annual plgrlm ages dated from that time In 1876 thlrtyflvo archbishops and bishops presided over by the Apostolic Nun cio authorized the story of Bernadette by dedicating a handsome basilica which was erected over the cave The Innermost chapel records the eighteen appearances of the Virgin and the singular words which Bernndetto declared she uttered Go to the fountain eat of the grass beside It pray for mankind tell the priests to build me a chapel am the Immaculate Conception In the grotto is a statue of the Vir gin called Our Lady of Lourdes AI about it covering the rocks are crutches of cripples who came drank of the spring water and went away declaring they were cured Opposite the spring Is a pulpit from which a priest directs the devotions of pilgrims- At times the whole place Is pocked with crippled humanity waiting hour after hour for those In front to make room for them at the miraculous scenes which have continued for nearly half a century have made the fame of Lourdes worldwide It Is hard for the populace to realize that human power can end them STRANGE FIRE From Chicago Examiner To the Editor The terrible tires at Chicago anti Baltimore reminded me of something that hava been thinking of sending to the Examiner for some days p- ast60c HIGH BRIDGE AND RETURNVIA QUEEN ANo CRESCENT ROUTE SundayMay I- Ask tt Ticket Agent for Particulars On the day after Christmas 188C tine Temple Theater In Phlldelphla ono of the finest In the country at that time burned to the ground Happily tine Ore took place when no performance was being given and not a life was lostWhen rear wall had fallen In and fire hail been extinguished a most miraculous sight was presented In that part of tho building In which there had been n port of wax works exhibition there was seen Intact and uninjured In the slightest degree tho wax figures etc representing tine Crucifixion The Redeemer the sorrowing moth er and St Joseph were there and though of wax tho awful flames had not even disfigured them and this notwithstanding that above tine figures and below them the fantastic Sha1C1IIassumed by tho Iron pipes etc ed how great had been tho heat remember that the sight drew Im mense crowds and that many pro claimed It a miracle some saying that a shrine should bo raised upon tIle spot However and strange as It may seem this most Inspiring sight was removed with unseemly Innate by the building on the site EDWARD MOFFETT Editor of the Bricklayer and Mason CommentThat Is from tide Chica go Examiner of April 20 1904 The man who wrote it and the man who printed It knew It wins a lie Somebody trace It out and then let us expose From Louisville lIeraldIMAN IS SAVED FROM- DROWING AT BAPTISM Philip Elgelbach While Fishing at West Point Rescues a Negro Who Is Swept by the Current From the Preaclers GraspEnds- the Ceremony Brent vllshlre colored after being swept away from the preacher who was baptizing him In the swift cur rent of the OhIo river at West Point was saved from drowning by Philip Elgelbach Jr superintendent of the stamp department of tho Louisville Post Office yesterday afternoon Mr Elgelbach and Tobias Greiner of 1005 East Broadway wont fishing early yesterday morning They chose to fish near West Point Ky At two oclock in Hip afternoon a colored preacher appeared tho scene and began to baptize a class of nine per sons Mr Grelnor decided to go further up stream a cu malned where he wasjThe preacher baptized tho first man of his flock successfully The second Brent Wiltshire was a trifle taller and was led farther out In the stream The strong current swept the strug gling applicant for baptism from the preachers grasp and away he went down the stream The unfortunate man came In con Igelbaohipull Then he saw a head above wa ter He bravely Jumped Intothe river and brought the halfdrown man ashore Further baptizing was Indefinitely postponed Arlington TexasI visited in the Territory a short time ago anti found a copy of your paper was favora bly Impressed with It and would subscribe at once but think can get you up a club will subscribe for your paper any way I would llko to nave your book Behind the DarsIiEN MAUDERVILLE TIS THE IitTnec Reclining Chain Cans ON THE POP- ULARHenderson RouteBETWEEN LOUISVILLEl EVANSVillEST WEST AND SOUTHWEST ++As we are the Originators 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- teHabltIt will us ASK ABOUT IT J IRWIN GEO 4H GARRETT I Genl Pass Agt Trav Pass Apt LOUISVILLE KY 1 J I l DR WILSON ORATION ON THE DEMISE OF ST MARK For tho courage equal to his con victions nut only In this but In all matters on which ho writes Dr Wil son is entitled to the gratitude of all mankind Had tho world moro such men wo should not only get moro truth but get it in language not to bo misunderstoodDr Is one among tho few forcible writers who Is clear and em phatic and what Is best of all fearless In his expressions well versed In his tory and facts In general with an un mlstakab honest way of expressing himself In his discussion or dlssec tlon of Mark Manna he but spoke tho truth In all Its hearings on tho man tho truth as portrayed In the press at tho time of Hannns election to tho United States Senate Dr Wilson like myfid f does tint bellevo In lioniz ing a dead rascal simply because he Is past kicking for this piece of ex alted piece of manhood let all good men stand by Dr Wilson In his numerous charges on political dishonesty corruption and rascality In general he Is fully sustained by living history for it Is seldom ono looks over a morning paper that ho does not read of some one or moro thefts or other modes of plunder by politicians Nor is tho doc tor slow to see that the great Amerl can herd Is a stupid and dull of corn prehension as its contemporaries of horned tribe That our legislative department federal state and municipal Is Imbecile and rotten from center to circumference Is too well understood to be called In question Lying stealing bribery are among tho lesser crimes of these bodies Wholesale pillage murder of defenceless men women and children have been systematically carried on In the Philippine Islands for the last seven years and now to cap the climax thin Washington junta headed by tho Roosevelt Root cabal has not on y stolen the whole terri tory but with felonious Intent has converted the state of Panama to Its own use As for the executive branch of our Federal machine It Is not a whit behind the legislative depart ment In the Panama affair it did the I stealing leaving the Senate to con firm the grand larceny which august body If reports be true to divide tho 0000000 with the French syndl If we had an honest government as of old the courts would enjoin tho Congress from levying tribute for the payment of any money in this nefar ious job of plunder But even the courts are intimidated by the numer ous usurpations of the executive and legislative bodies We are living In an ago and In a country Impregnated through and through with corruption Just such a state of affairs as existed in od Rome in tho declining days of Its republic There as here wealth In tho hands of tho few brought on political corruption until every place was bought and sold The history of tho decline and fall of the Roman public with a change of dates and names Is our history of today That republic wont down from Its Internal rottenness to give place to an em pine History Is constantly repeating Itself So It will be here and the sooner tho better Jefferson et of advocated our first revolution let us advocate the second one When as now we have reached the time that It costs 800000000 to run the Federal machine a single year and 800000 andIstatistics Is It not about time to stay tho despotic hands of thioves and start SAINT LOUIS TO THE ENTIRE SOUTH AND WEST SERVICE AND EQUIPMENT IN KEEPING WITH MODERN IDEAS AND EXECUTION POINTS MISSOURI KANSAS ARKANSAS TEXAS INDIAN TERRITORY OKLAHOMA For descriptive mutter through schedules nuil other needed par tlculari address H McGUIRE I 30 TCINCINNATI OHIO f 0 a new deal Sixteen hundred millions of do lars for tho luxury of being gov erned a single year all this vast sum is being forced from tho American poop o annually tint tho legislative bodies may meet and vote away our liberties Give us anything In the place of this republican curse a curse which has always existed where the republican form of government has been tried Nor could It be otherwise for no people wero over born who were capable of selfgovernment Of all tho timings which have ever been devised for man government Is most complicated and thus tho most difficult to solve entrusfed to the great unthinking herd nothing but failure ever line been the result of such trials Grecian states Carthage Homo ot al nor will our trial be an exception Failure Is natural the Inevitable result nor can It ever be otherwise If wo can get nothing bet ter give us a limited monarchy patterned to some extent after that of England In short give us anything In place of this rotten carcass of American republic whose stench fs enough to drive even the Gods from the land PARISH B LADD Alrmeda Calif THE CLERGY DENOUNCE CANON HANSON OF ENGLAND Lockport N Y April 17 1904 Mr Charles C Moore Dear SirThe enclosed clipping was taken from the Buffalo Times of todayI you would answer It and will send It to the Times and dare them to print it Immensely enjoy reading the Blue Grass Blade Long may you live and the Blade live Never fear slash right and left and care not where the maimed may fall so long as the work Is for hunmolty Yours J J SWOBI3 Lee article headlines and as follows MINISTRY DENOUNCES HENSON London Prelate Who Brands Portions- of the Elbe as Untrue Se servely Scored buffalo Clergyman Gives his Views olshop Fowler Believes Him to be Mentally Derangedothers Say He is Rash and Reckless Canon Henson the London plelate vlwrln an arMclolirlliirCouteinpor ary Review dared to assail the Bible has brought down a storm of criticism upon his ministerial head He has been denounced not alone by minis Isters but by persons In every walk of life and In every portion of the globe where Christianity prevails In the article Canon Henson stated that certain portions of the Bible are a pack of lies too gross for tolera scathing terms ho has ben re linked and declared to be an infidel and an nationalist by many Others are firmly of the opinion tlmr he Is mentally deranged and unfit to wear tho garb of a minister of gospel Ills attitude has been condemned by all to be that of no true Christian A Pack of Lies Canon Henson resides in London England and Is wel known In thin domains of King Edward He is one of cut lgnltarlex of Westmin star Abbey red select preacher of iotn Oxford and Cambridge unlver ties His attack wen partially upon he Old Testament Some of the read- Ings In It he brands as a credible puerile or demoralizing narratives rd then gos on to mal a the bold sirtement luey are a pack of Ics ti gross toleration He has lit tic to say n regiinl to the New Testa ment and nas graciously deigned to Inform the patnlc that he has nothing against that book Englands eminent divines arose as one man against Canon Henson In their criticism of his statement and denounced his action in daring to assail the Bible Many wondered at lIs courage In making this declaration in writing and spreading It broadcast while others declared that It was the act of a reckess man who little thought of the adverse criticism a statement of this kind would stir up Statement Causes Consternation When tho statemont crossed the briny deep by means of tho cable and was placed before tho cores ot the mil lions of people who live In this fair country they gasped In horror at this rash outburst and tho ministry was shocked to think that one of their number shout entertain such Ideas and tempt fate by making them public In Buffalo Canon Henry Mesons views on tho Old Testament were read with Interest and then denounced with force Ills mentality has been questioned and his faith doubted Members of every creed are strong In their denunciation Some feel that his remarks will have no effect on tho public while many believe that It will shake the faith of those who do not thoroughly understand the Bible + 41ow Bishop Fowlers Views The Rev Chorles II Fowler Bishop of tho diocese of Western Now York of tho Methodist Episcopal Church Is strong In his denunciation of tho titude taken by Canon Henson and tho declarations made by him He brands him as a man who Is mentally derang ed and ono not capable of better judg montI always accepted the Bible as the only divine authority said Bishop Fowler Tho statement made by this man Indicates to put It plainly and n wny that best suits him he has whine s In his head In tho vernacular of tho small boy ho Is off his base There Is In my mind absolutely no un certainty about thin book It has stood the test for many centuries and dur ing that time has been accepted as the truth We In our modern times and those In the centuries preceedlng our time havo never produced a page fit to he added to the Bible The style of criticism made by Canon Henson is not tho kind to be tolerated by the people of this ago He Is Rash and Reckless The Rev W Y Chapman pastor of the Lafeyette Avenue Presbyterian Church classes tho author of the statement as a mischief maker and a person who rushes on where angles fear to tread- think Canon Heson Is a man of very rash and mischievous character He may also bo classed as being reck less Of course the Bible Is not exact Iy accurate that Is In regard to the writing relating to science for this reason Science In the days when the Bible was written was not nearly so far advanced rs It Is in rauIern years and natural y so Then again tbo Bible does not teach science Continuing Dr Chapman said A statement of this kind Is In n measure injurious to the faith It might pos sibly disturb the faith of some of those who do sot thoroughly under stand all portions of the Bible am glad that The Times is taking up this matter and hope the press will be able to reach those who do not come In contact with the minis in and ounteract this statement An Episcopal prelate who desired if ft his name IT net mentions spoke Elrongly agalns the tutemcnt made by Canon Henron That man said hf Is Irrational and may bo cassed as an Infidel The Bib e has always lren accepted as a true authority and the only authotlly Thus man Is more foolish than wise and I sliiniid imagine that he now sees the foly of his marks Statement Is Ridiculous The Rev T Alrd Moffat pastor of Niagara Square Congregational church classified Canon Hensons writing as a rldlcuous statement Of course dont believe the Bible is a pack of lies said DrMoffart and ac cept It as the truth The Rev Henry Ward pastor of the East Presbyterian Church Is one of those who believes that Canon Hen sons remarks carry very little weight and are not accepted a sthe truth lie belongs to that class said the Rev Ward that has very little fluence and Is also waning The general belief Is to accept the Bible Such statements carry very little weight and Influence behind them Rt Rev Charles H Colton Bishop of tho Catholic Diocese of Western New York when seen by a mes reporter said that he did not care to discuss the matter The Rev Pardow ably discussed the Bible In his lecture last Sunday and expressed my sentiments said Bishop Colton CommentThere is nothing new or of special Interest In tho style of these clerical critics In attacking Canon Henson Preachers make elegant livings without abor by defending the Christian religion and It U perfectly natural that they should malign any man who adversely criticises the supersti tion mud fraud for the teaching of which to tho Ignorant and their ac complices they get their money Tho p nn of changing that ones re ligious apponent Is crazy as Fowlor dues Is very old and threadbare as a method The opponents of Socrates and Jesus Christ answered them In that way The only way to answer a man like Fowler Is that suggested In tho Bible Answor n foo according to his fol ly anti say that Fowler is either a feel or a suave This prophet is a snare of a Fow In all his ways Hosea lx ibis saying always accepted the Hiblo as the only divine authority does net seem to carry with It any vclRlit unless wo grant him Infalll lty an we do to the Pope Many otter books some of them old r than the Itlblo have stood thin test many cuntnrlfcs rctt iiaay pcop e have accepted the IVihlo ns true but a great many moro havo not so accepted it The Jups dont accept It a little bit The statement that In the centuries pre ceding ours no one has produced a page fit to bo added to the Bible may u borC or may not bo true and Is a matter of no consequence or argument- I would not want to write a page that would fit Bible Honsons style Is In Fowlers judg ment not to bo tolerated In tlie days when the church lied tho power It did not tolerate such people It killed them generaly by burning them at tho stake but It has to tol erate a good deal of that kind of talk In these days Rev Chapmans charge that Henson Is a mischief maker Is the same one under which tho Romans the founders of Christian religion cru tilled Jesus Christ Of course tho Blbo Is not exactly accurate Is just what Infidels sayBut tho Bible did undertake to teach science It said tho earth was flat and had four corners and Christiana burnt at tho stake tho Infidel Bruno because he said world was round It Is quito reasonable to suppose that a statement like Canon Hensons is Injurious to the faith He doubt less made tho statement In order to injure faith The Episcopal prelate who was afraid to give his name Is worthy of no more consideration than any other coward Tho mere braggart statement that the Bible line always been accepted as a true authority Is not nearly so true as any Infidels statement that the Bibo lies always been rejected as a pack of lies Rev Moffats remark is not worthy of notice If as Ward says Hensons statements carry little weight and lIen son belongs to a class that Is do creasing why waste all this time and thought on such a man One would suppose that a country like England the Gibraltar of Protes tantism would put Into such a posh tion as Henson holds a man of some Influence In the re Iglous world Calton the Catholic considers all Protestants Infidels and naturally did not care to discuss any matter pertaining to Protestant orthodoxy or heresy In the premise these men felt called upon to say something and what they said was suppose about as good as could bo said but the church will find that Infides have to be answered by argument and not by idea of these unknon men presuming to criticise a man J1 thin post tlon of Canon Henson Is too ridicu lous for comment ROME CON CRESS FUND It Is the desire that Dr J B Wil son represent American Freethought at the Worlds Congress of Freethink ers to be held in Rome Italy next September Dr Wilson Is president of the National Liberal Party and eminently qualified to participate in the deliberations at the Congress On his return from Romo the Doctor will write a book embracing his exper lena and proceedings of the Con gress and It is needless to speak of the Doctors versatility And ability to write such a book The price of the book will be one dollar and as the expense will be very heavy It is hoped that all who are able will subscribe for as many books as possibleAll received Is deposited In Tae Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati and will be acknowledged through the Blade Contributions and subscriptions with and without money will be received by the Secretary of the Na tlonal Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Bsnk Bldg Cincinnati O Condition of Fund Total Subscribed 588 00 Amount In Bank 00 Amount sent to Blade office 00 N M Crosby Uttlca Mlnn1 pd A Bessette Banimck Mont pd Ru dolph Peterson Bannack Mont pd Francis Reast Whltcsboro Tex 2 pd A W Kleplnger KInsey 0 1 pd C F Blakslee Franklin Pa pd and 2 donation paid A Johnson San Francisco Calif pd From Cincinnati Times Star PUTTING CHRISTIANITYTO TEST When having a period of recreation from determining public policies the secular press takes the liberty now and of devoting some attention to public morals There can be no just quarre with that nor Is the dally pur veyor of news and opinions to be taken to task If now and then have a say Concerning thin yet moro vital questiAi of public piety Within the week the information has been scattered broadcast that a commission from tnb Orient is touring the Occi dent foA purpose of comparing tho relative merits as a leaven of good am ng the people and a leaver of righteousness among governments of the Paganism of tho East and the Chrlstlanlt of the West It were an easy matte to tell these Inquisitors from Cathay of the beauties and bless ings and glories of tho salvation that comes by way of thn cross But they have boon lienrinjj this Tho princi plea es promulgatfd appeal to thorn That way thoy grunt Is perfection of now for the practical Those Inquiring tulle aro of a kind with tho proverbial gentleman from Missouri They have been told how Christians are supposed to live they come to he shown how Christians do live Not by what Is said but by what Is made manifest will this jury of nn Eastern civilization make up Its verdict on the religion through which Its professors declare the world Is to be redeemed ID Incident Is suggestive Tho heathen nations have a right to como and see for themselves whether what Is preached to them as representing the religion by which life Is regulated In the Occident is practiced In Its purity and with a devotion that real faith In a religion of such possibilities both In the hero and In the hereafter must naturally Induce This commis sion was not Impressed by Its Inspec of tho faith as practiced In Eng laud Will thero be a more favorable decision when America has been can vassed Tho question Is not trivial It Is as vital exactly ls tho Issue involved It will be left to the visit Ing commission to solve But as a study of straw before the fal of tho ballots In an Interesting political paign Is deemed pertinent a llko study In this connection may be In pine In the current issues oi the dally press picked up at random aro Pound these straws A ministerial meeting of one of tho large cities has deemed It expedient to adopt resolutions call ing for a movement that will secure the greater spiritualizing as against tko financing of tiie church ThIs V cause It has heen demonstrated that people tiro giving more readily this substance than their hearts and lives to God and His cause clergyman in another large city has found it In place to undertake the solution of why professed Christian people do not at tend upon the services that are supposed to be part of their religious life lIe attributes it to weather In support of his theory accounting for the empty pew problem that is not new he adduces that In the winter just past fourfifths of the Sundays were Inclement and In the preceding winter every Sunday was gloomy- In another city the fault of the fail ure In popular practice of the princi pies of pity so largely professed is attributed by a writer of earnestness and zeal to the preaching of Gods love without taking proportionate note of Gods wrath It Is held that when only Gods love Is talked about the fear of Him which is equally needful In the inducing of sinners to floe from the penalty that inevitably attaches to violation of His law begets laxness lacking tho wholesome element of a dread eternal death the punishment for disobedience Ho would not have them lose sight of the fact that Gods love is not to be found outside obedience to Gods laws If these several straws indicate anything they Indicate that Christianity as practiced In Western civilization falls short of Its proper results even In the estimation of Its friends and tuuow ers There Is no fault In the faith the principles are established beyond controversy It Is In their practical application to everyday life and Sunday devotlonals that the need for vitalization me Impression on tho heathen when he comes to bo snown may be rewarded as conjectural PREACHER A OF GIRL Canadian Pastor Refused by Sweet heart Had Nothing More to Live For Montreal April 19At the coroners inquest lu the case of Rev John Duguid the young Presbyterian min 1Ial1onneuve was due to his rejection by a young lady teacher In tho Westmount Academy to whom he had proposed mar rlage A letter which Rev Mr Du guld had addressed to the young lady just before committing the deed was read to the jury Since receiving your letter was statement have nothing more to live for UGLY CHARGE Rector Alleged to Have Beaten to Death Boy Who Would Not Attend Wllllamsport Pa April 25The Rev Victor Garak Rector of tho Ish Catholic church at Snow Shoo was arrested today and taken to jail at Bellefonte charged with haying caused the death of Andro W Sosko a sixteen year old lop by beating him with a club Wednesday night It is alleged that tho boy refused to at tend church At PRISON BARS FOR MANY SIDED INDIVIDUAL Oshkosh Wls April 20 Charles Woodruff McKown actor theatrical promoter nail Methodist minister was sentenced to one year In Waupun to day for embezzlement A year ago ho promoted an amateur entertainment hero and fled on tho eve of Its prosen tation with Its funds McKown Is a graduate of the class of 98 of Albion College Michigan of which Institution his father was pres- Ident lie was a pastor of a Methodist Episcopal church In New York played with Booth Keone Barrett and al so served In the civil war THROUGH SLEEPERS From Lexington 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FAMOUSHEALTH PBORT DR 1 WEIR IN NEW AND INTERESTING LIGHT HIS CONFESSION WAS A FAK THAT VICTIMIZED ME i iHe Was Ridiculing Religion and Guy Ing Bro Clark I Wlnterset la April 1904 Charles C Moore Dear SirSupposing our contro vorsy over orthography lexicography otc Is now really ended we wit pro ceed to take up the facts at Issue Really It does seem that before closing this part of our discussion a spirit of justice would prompt you to correct your statement that I par pointed out but one mistake In your grammar but It doesnt matter Now there Is really nothing at Issue v between us and in order to bring up a scriptural subject for discussion know of no better way than to give you a sketch of the controversy which tool place between Bro Clark am Y myself before was moved to confess While giving this controversy I wl t of course be on your side of the ques youEstt wait till get on the other side of the t question We will now give you some k of the things which led to My Confession It came about In this way Our 47 weekly papers announced that evan t would begin at the 1Christian church Sunday Jan 1904 All wore Invited to attend and pea the Rev B J Clark a man sent ott i under God to preach Christ ais there would bo present Prof Mohn ythe Conservatory of Music of Western Col ege and the preachers son the Boy Cornetist to assist the choir It was also announced that Rev Clark In collection with the song service would exhibit some of the finest ster eoptlcan views to be seen In the West Moved by a spirit of curiosity tended the first meeting Rev Clan told us ho had come to preach the Bible He ridiculed science telling us it was ever changing and wound up t by saying that In the time of Colum bus science taught that this earth is + flat and that such teaching stood In the way of Columbus progress At tor service it icing my privilege to tale the preacher by the hand ask ed how long ho would be with us The itWroplr was About three weeks I saidar us up we need It but you j must deal with facts I then told asrt lumbus by any one recognized as a thatrand ho said hope to become better acquainted with you while here i itlo did then think I would be come one of the principal workers In that mooting The next day the min liter was given n list of scriptural passages which said are contradic tory These were studied and on Monday night Rev Clark took for his text the Bible He said The Bible Is Gods word and it Is uncontradlc tory The diction of tho Bible differs according to the peculiar style of th writer but the thought expressed up on any subject Is tile same no mat tor by what author written Bro Clark then told us how to harmonize some of those passages which give s much trouble to peanut brained Infl do s who know nothing about the uiulc save what they have learns from some old Infidel or TJnlversallst t books Rev Clark said Anyone who ques tions the harmony of the Bible is a fool they are of profligate character and they only question the Bible be cause It Is a contradiction of their life lIe titan announced that a query box would be placed In the back part of the church and If wo would place any question which might be bothering us In the box it would bo answered This thougnt my oppor tunity never dreaming it would lead to my confession Then there appeared In the paper an article which read as follows The evangelistic meetings at the Christian church are growing more Intorostlng Its doubtful If Wlnterset was ever more stirred over a meeting Honest doulilors are helped and bla tant mouthed Infidels listen dumb Of course they will break out on the street corners box Is placed Just Inslilo the door of the church where you may place any questions that maybe bothering you and he will try to answer them The next Tuesday night Rev Clark giivo a sermon on hellfire In the pit He complained that ministers else where and probably In WJntorsct no anger preached It but said he had cjomo to preach hellflro straight Ho said My Elide teaches It and Im go Ing to preach it Then ho told us all about the Biblos teachings about bell pointing out clearly that the w- ordsaM1 t NIIl A p 01111nIhleseen world tho grave state of the lend etc attaching thereto no idea of punishment but that coming the New Testament we find the word Gehenna which means hellfitc Rev Dark then said I know there Is a mEme so t I know It It a place and It is down for my Bible tells me heaven Is up and hel Is down In the mean tlmo Had appoint ed myself a committee of one to loot after the query box never dreaming It would lead to my confessing A question to which signed my name asked him to explan the scrip turnV expression Born of God He said it meant becoming Godlike and expressed his admiration for the ques tloner who had the courage to sign his name A number of other questions were then given him asking for the harmonizing of certain passages of scripture All these Rev Clark liar monlzed by telling us we must consld er the history connected there with and remember words often have more than oro meaning wondered Und not thought of this before 1Then dictated by me and written by another was the following question Rev Clark you told us the diction of pcrbut the thought expressed upon any subject was the same no matter by what author written The next night you told us the old Bible writers In treating of the subject of hell convey ed no thought of punishment but sin ply tho thought of a hidden or unseen world etc while the New Testament writers expressed the thought of an punishts writerts same lire as a place of punishment Answer The Inspiration of the of uiulc was not complete Those writ ers In speaking of hell gave the Jew Is Idea simply told what they knew auout tQuestionYou say the old Bible writers simply told what they know 1about hell Then Is not that part of the Bible mans word and not tho word of God If so what about the rest of it No answe- rQuestlonDlll wicked peoplo who ivied under the old Biblc dispensation 000I tlleJ1llprhell fireIAnswerYes QuestionYou sty the old Bible does not teach hellfire a place of Ishment and yet you say the wicked purple of that day went Into it Was 1this just These people were told they had the word of Ooda book con taming rules of action and warnings against danger Should they not have been told of the pit Answer Some of you dont understand my position on the subject help preach that the conscience boilthe hel fire of the conscience Question No 15Last week you said dont know where hell Is but my Bible tells me there Is a lust fire that it Is a place and It Is down This week you tell us the conscience Is hell P ease explain Is the conscience a place If so Is It up or down AnswerThere wero a few ques- tlons In the box last night but forgot to bring them with me tonlghi The most Important one was concerning hell The question clearly indicate that the questioner could not dl tIn helloas a condition or a place QuestionYou stated that a ques tioner could not distinguish between hell as a place and hell as a condition Do you not know that distinction be tween hell as a place and a condition Is the point and the only point Im plied In question No 15 Did you for get the question or did you leavo It at home because you knew the reading of It would remind the audience of tine fact that last week you said hell Is a place while this week you are preach- Ing a hell of the conscience a condi non No answer- QllestlonWlII you repeat your first sermon on hell No answer Questions last week you gave us hellfire In the pit This week you arc giving us a hell of the conscience What kind wM he have next week Answer Probably hellflre and nation for some of you QuestionWIll the heathen go to hellAnswnwYes but Im more concerned about some heathens In Wlntersot than those of foreign countries Question Has Infidelity done any good In the worlllIAnswerA little but you wouldI need a microscope to find It QuestionPlease harmonize Eccl xII 7 and Eca to 21 Answer Eccl xII 7 refers to the spiritual man while Eccl 18 to refers to tho physical man or the body Wlnterset people are croatly troubled about the harmony of the Bible If they were not too lazy 1 J to look up references they would havo no trouble In understanding that c passages Question Wilt you not kindly give us answers to some questions you have suppressed In answering do you not maths rather caustic remarks about the questioner Did you not faithfully promise an answer to nil questions that wore bothering us You must give answers to questions No 10 and 15 or my course Is clear Answer by letter Dr Welrl have given your questions bettor recogni tint than they deserve You have no cause to feel hard toward me I have spoken the truths If you tried one halt ns hard to harmonize the seem ing contradictions as you do to up discrepancies In the Bible yo would provo yourself more sincere and deserve better credit Many of the texts you seem to think contradictory could be explained by the average Sunday schoof boy by tracing tine re ferences and contexts If you were norant and uninformed might Creel you with sincerity You may be sl cere from n general standpoint but you are malicious In your attacks o the Bible There Is no book that covers s much ground as the Bible We fin history biography literature science poetry philosophy and revelation InI It all are to be seen lessons examples etc In studying 1t we must recognize history as history biography as Jilt graphy etc In the logic of the BIblo there ate literary narratives figur tive Illustrations poetical expressions etc Any one with a common school education and sense enough to understand common conversation should be able to distinguish between literal narrative and figurative expression So malicious do you seem to me your attempt to hold your position that you do not give yourself the credit of ordinary Intelligence Eltlhe- you have a low estimate of my ability dor you have pecans so blinded by pre judice that you will not see Im praying for you that you may see the truth Indeed ns It Is In Jesus Lnrlst Sincerely yours B J CLARK PoSThose questions to which you wished answers do not have with me now I mailed them to a friend with whom Im In correspondence Will write for their return and will then give you answers B J Anaihoa cgnKlctlo cam upon e remembered that when Cl rk began tho meetings It was quite cold that during the first week he preached hellfire In the pit and It turned warm He was now preaching a hell of the conscience and it was again cord Could this be less than a miracle Could It be less than the hand of Providence tempering the atmosphere- to suit the occasion I saw these things and seeing these wings I was moved to put Into writ folslowing confession Rev Clark Ill give it up It does make a difference what kind of doc trine you preach Last week you preached hellfire In the pit baud ou beautiful snow moted away This week you are preaching a hell of the conscience and ge what a blizzard T P WEIR I was the first to confess but as my confession was not read in open meeting do not consider myself a member of the church In good stand Ing T P WEIR To be Continued SHORT LETTERS Little Rock Ark Enclosed for another Dog Fennel My host wishes to my old friend of the cruise C C Moore often seo him as wo were together on the crulseG A VES QUESNEZ Deer Lodge MontMr S Baum My Dear SirI am a reader of the Blade and having seen your letter It concluded to mall you a few lines It Is not often that a Freethinker gets In to a p ace of this kind peal tentiary Editor and I hope you wIllI overlook my falling I was a firm be hover In the Christians creed when came here but I got a copy of the Blade and I will say the letters of the Blade and Charlie Moore did the rest GEORGE DELANEY Anna Maria Florida I want to gratulate on tine continued provoment of the Blade You have a much more able corps of writers than many larger publications can boast It is loafing Its effect upon tho publicS O COMB Moscow Idaho You ask why we lire not happy It Is greed anti worry that make us discontented Religious creeds also make many unhappy have seen old men crying because so many were being killed In war18GO to with no time to pentand be saved War Is hell all tho hell I 1AI I over will see for tins name I got In It stays with mo yetJAS H GILES Chicago litThe last number April 10th of the Blado is among the most Interesting papers ever pub lisped Please send me copies of that Issue for enclosed postage W W WiALLACD weelesIshall certainly remit I am having n hI of a time with the Natchez Christians to keep holy and solo of my shoes together Uncle Charles please dont stop the keen cuttln hard hlttln Bladeregret that necessity re quires me to ask extension of time I will positively produce shortly Nuff itacd1V H CAMERON Tlmbo Ark Enclosed find post fice order for 50 cents Send Blue Grass Blade six months to The Lib orals helped Heston to 2800 since my 31stgHeston Is yet In bad health and un reducednIn gosh to 99 pounds Thanks to you 11for space for my letter Also to the Liberals who helped Heston He Is In bad shape physically and financial 1IrJOHN D FARRIS rKlnsey Ohio Please find ennlojod oasearth another year and the other for Dr Wilsons book when ever It gets ready Of all the writers for the 4ittloawillssuit me all O K He will surely rip tire Christians up the back when he stands at Brunos statue I shall en deavor to bo at St Louis this fall and hope may be fortunate enough to see 1t11at little hunch of whiskers on your chin With success to the Blade remainA W KLEPINGER rLocl1Ort N Y Enclosed find one dOllar for which send your book Be hind the Bars Intend to supply my self with a lour works in the near future presume you have seen late telegraph reports relative to the action of the Countess Castellane nee Miss joiningishe Is more devout than her fatherIn law constantly being in her room alone kneeling before an altar rendering obeisance to the Christian humbug No doubt she has been en during a hell since her marriage to tho lecherous cur with a foreign title jvlt nil tho 1CV111A10lpShe11 wJth her to have her cast her lot with papacy Such is always the case when once tho die Is cast no matter how much a person be opposed to their heathenish mannerisms No happi ness to be had for wife or husband who tars to make the sign of the cross and go to confession Know Ing this to bo tho case hundreds of intelligent young men and young wo men Join their fortunes with priest craft Better a thousand times would they tie a millstone about his or he neck anti be cast Into lire sea than to make such a sacrifice Our country Is going from hell to Beersheba fast enough without such unions I have takersuch a step Tire Catholic mother Is perfectly willing that her daughter marry a Protestant young man but when it comes to her son joining with a Protestant girl It Is always a horse of a different color because tho mother trains tine child which always means Catholic where the husband Is Protestant Let us thank the big God tiiut there are some noble men and noble women who dare to give ex pression to their honest convictions on mixed marriages GEO OATH Deerwood MinnI have been very busy of late so your paper is almos a week old when this morning I pick ed up the April 10th issue and find further reference to Human Happi ness So In haste I shall write a few of my thoughts this morning as my little boy will be taking several let ters to the office after dinner and will send this too believe the hap piness of the childhood Is just natural happiness just as a bird Is happy they have not yet learned care and have had no responsibilities resting upon them The happiness of maI ture years Is different from that of youth What could make us happy then could not make us happy now Happiness must be learned When troub es come upon ns let us philoso phize let us mend what mulls we can those we cannot mend let us teach ourselves to make the best wo can do not think it Is any moro reasonable to think wo could be always hap py than to think we could always have sunshine If we did not have any sorrows how could we be happy Wo must have some comparison to know happiness from sorrow A life of sameness of emotion would be monotonous think the secret of happiness Is to try to do what our sciences tell us Is right So as we grow old our memorycasket will be a pleasant place to search In Wo may live in old memories and find no unpleasant ones Memory will then 4 r1 QLLlNOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD GREAT REDUCTION IN ONE WAY RATES TO California THE NorthWest DAILY TO APRIL 30 1904 5550 LOUISVILE LOS AND AND ANGELESI APRIL 23 TO MAY 1904 MHW EXCURSION TICKETS HOT SPRINGS ARKAND POINTS IN TEXAS DAILY UNTIL APRIL 30 1904 f ROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEPtERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A REDUCED CURSION THIRD WEEkIThe Passenger Department of the SOUTHfIssuing monthly circulars concerning fruit stock raising dairying etc In the States of Kentucky West Tennessee Mississippi and Louisiana Every Farmer or Homesecker who will for ward his name and address to the undersigned will be mailed free Clrcu lars Nos to 11 inclusive and others na they are published from month tofmonth Call on or address nearest railroad Agent or address F W HARLOWDIVISION 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 oportunity Is guaged successs determined Cut the num ber 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 pqpula tlon be eliminated Opportunities quadrupled and on Thats the condition in the great Southwest sas Indian Territory and Oklahoma This vast ArkanIIs supporting less than onefourth tho population of its capacity Fertile a land where two yearly vegetable crops are demonstrated possibIlItiesthe greatest fruit section In tho country but thats only half the story The low ratio of poulatlon to acreage makes land cheap thats the main point Theres room for success in the great Southwest Illustrated literature sent on request be a dear friend One could not be perfectly happy In a world of so much u our hearts are tender wo must ways fee some sadness In the sorrow of others But If each one will try to do their best and each mother will bring up her children to be honest and do right for Rights sake for the sake of their own happiness the world would be a better place- have made my letter too long was up very early this morning and stopped my work a little while to write and my hand trembles so It Is not so neat as I shoud have liked my letter Yours for the happiness of the human race MRS EVA R BLACKMER Kent OhloI read with much dls gust my letter tq Mr J M Richardson and his reply also your comments It does not take a very smart person to catch on to the ono you think is wrong I will admit that some of my 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