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BLUE GRA8 BLADEh EDITED HY A UKATUln r PnrlwrrJi1 GOOD MORALS h PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 YEAR IN= = Htgh and A8tlnm1oJ ADVANOh VOLUME XIII NUMBER 12 10LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY MAY 15 E M 304 100 YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 ifIn clubs of five NEW subscribers cents each 250 for live 1fTerms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 160 Five New subscribers sent one year 250iMake all Money Orders Drafts and y Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old as f well as tho now address When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old subscriber The address slip on tbb paper will sbow expiration of subscription and A ensas ii receipt as the changes jWwe jrfUJr- nbscriptions ait 13 to this publication are not discontinued at expiration unless t so ordered by the subscriber The courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the 11 subscription price of all papers received until the paper Is paid for In fun up to date and ordered dlscon tInued Office of publication 155 W Short St Lexington Entered at tho post office at Lexing ton 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 CALLEO ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to J 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 coming 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 glng 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 serpentsI produced by this devilish 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 gov ernment founded upon the Christian religion WASHINGTON The divorce between Church and State fihould be absolute Garfleld WANTEDlimo name and address of every farmer In the U S that has a drilled cased well or coutem plates heaving one put down Mills Ross Co well specialists Mo dtaA Wlcconmlc 1lyr i JII CINCINNATI UNIVERSITY DRS AYRE8 AND DABNEY THE REV DLODGETT AND MR WILLIE WOLVERTON- OF LEXINGTON Tho supplanting Yir Ayres the In fidel president of tho University of Cincinnati by my Christian nephew Dr Dabney adds ti my ordinary In terest in It that of Dr Dabneys per sonal relationship to mo most heartily endorse Rev Blod getts of Cincinnati which ho defends Ayres and ly criticises Dabnoy though adversoI previously said In tho Blade uey Is a fine and good gentleman and scholar my only objection to him Ing that he Is not only a Christian but a Presbyterian tho very worst brand of all religions and In this particular Instance that he apparently allowing himself to bo used as the tool of a gang of religious fanatics to defeat a good man simply because tho good- man Is an Infidel JTho leader of this gang Flclsch man Mayor of Clncluatl gets life Im portance from thu fact that ho got rich making yeast having learned tho art from a beer brewery lie Is not merely a rising man but has rlz Thu animus of this matter gets some elucidation from the following the ueolher ln law of Dr Dabney she being the widow of a Confederate Colonel killed in the civil war and also a devout Christian member of the Christian or Camp bolllte church was coming from tho home of one of h daughter in Wash inrxtmL CltY fiutn layfi litJiltit her home In ontiickyr adjoining my homo In tho country Quakeracre On the train a young man of Lex- Ington about 25 years old named Willie Wolverton he being a drum mer made himself known to my sis ter knowing her to bo Dabneys nrotbor lu law and lIe being specially opposed to Dr Ayres Ono of my sons lobos Wolvertou and says ho Is a nice young man Wolverton as understand it claims to have started the sentiment against Ayres by relating the follow ing alleged experience which ho told to my sister Ho was on a street car In Cincinnati and a tine looking large man took u seat beside him After a few minutes the big man put his haul in his pocket and said I have lost five hundred dollars Wolverlou said to him That Is un fortunate you should at once try to find It A few moments later tho big man said to Wolvcrton Yes I have lost five hundred dollars and you have got Wolvcrton said to him You may search me but you will do It at your tow seconds later tho blgmt1 found his money in his own pocket and got off car Wolvorton tried to get some body on tho car to tell hIm who the big man was but neither tho conductor nor any passenger would do so Wolverton then got ort tho car and followed tho man to his home and found him to bo Dr Ares I think Wolvertou thinks Ares was drunk deIhim and it was not given by the col lego board llov Blodgett In defending Ayres enumerates u number of vices In chilling drunkenness and asks If Dr Ayres was guilty of any of these and nobody has said that he was Wolvertoua story contains various salient features of u pipe dream asked my sister who Is of course prejudiced against Ayres and for Dab noy It she know of any Immorality In Ayres and tho only thing of which she know was that ho told the chair man of tho college board to go to hell I said to her that supposed that was exactly what ho ought to have said My opposition to liquor drinking Is certainly a mutter of record and If Ayres Is a drunkard ho Is not tit for a teacher of young men but U he is a moral man and Is being persecuted and defamed because ho an Infidel ho should bo strennusly defended by all Infidels CATHOLIC PHYSICIANS PLAN FEDERATION TO RENEW ANCIENT CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS With the Catholic Doctors Organized Under Holy Protection the Occu pations of Other Doctors is as Good as Gone movement for the federation of IA Catholic medical profession is be promulgated In this country to lines of similar bodies In Eu rope The object is to rcnow ancient Christian traditions and found a so clety In each country under the pro tectlon of the holy doctors St Luke St Cosmas and St NoteWhen all DamianItors got under tho tho Holy Doctors Saints Luke Cosmas and Damlan what show will any of tho rest of us have who are wholly and totally without protec tion You have all heard of Luke and no doubt are aware that he could euro overt the dead by laying his hands on them Luke Is quoted at length in the writings of Vlrchno Koch Osler etc etc and nearly all tho great sungeons of the world to day follow his lands marks Implicitly Costnaa and Damian are also recog sized as authorities by the medical world and tho protection of mon who to their medical genius must be added divine and holy power is some thing not to bo sneezed at These holy men always prescribe holy medicine It was always blessed They themselves blessed itx and tit nifSie lt1 lrtj Iy ontild rRI oven the dead Catholic doctors gl tectlon they will all be giving bless ed or holy medicine and when they give a man a combination of aloes nuxvomlclna calomel jalap leptan urine and podopbylum commonly known as a compound cathartic therell just bo a streak of New Jeru salem shoot clear through him With tine Catholic doctors all organized un der holy protection the occupations of the rest of us are as good as gone J B W From Lexington Leader JUNIOR CLUB Of Broadway Church to Give Minstrel Performance Tho Broadway Junior Club will give an Interesting minstrel entertainment next Friday evening at the K U Gymnasium This Is a club composed of boys whoso ages range from to It was organized three years ago at Broadway Christian church and has been under tho supervision of Mr W E Selin The object of the club as stated in Its constitution is threefold relig ious recreative and practical The boys meet once a week and after a short period of games they engage In some prescribed form of work chiefly In the nature of manual train ing rho most interesting features of tho years program are the minstrel entertainment and the weeks camp In June Last year a very successful minstrel performance was given and the show scheduled for next Friday promises to bo even more elaborate and Interesting The boys has been practicing hard for several weeks There will bo many local hits and everybody old as woll as young will bo entertained by tho evenings program John Me Glnnls will bo Interlocutor and Ed ward Rogers and Jack Doty will be end men FOR SALE Cypress Timber Phosphate beds 0000 acres of coal on Green River near railroad in Kentucky 20000 acres Florida Pine laud two orange groves Homesteads entered In Flori da United States Land For lease a vein of Fluor Spar mixed with lead mid zinc practice law Iu all the Courts ISAAC TRABUE Aug 10pfl Punta Qorda Fla HY t is THE UESTION HURLED AT THE UNIVERSITY BOARD REV C W BLODGETT ASKS WHY PRESIDENT AYRES WAS DISMISSED DECLARES THAT THE INSTITU TION HAS BEEN RULED BY POLITICS 1Asterts t the Question Will Not Down AnsweredU At St Cauls M E Church Sunda night the pastor Rev C W Blodgett had this to say on the summary dis missal of Howard C Ayres from the University of Cincinnati Is making for Itself an unenviable reputation of Its Russian style of dis missing Pe Ident Ayres Its board would easily learn If tho members of the name would put their ears tt the ground President Ayres may have been or may not have been the man to fill the Presidents chair but commo- decency would suggest that be b treated as a gentleman He lea possibly done as much as any ma could do with an Institution that has never had only a second rating even among denominational colleges not to speak of Stnto Institutions What can bqexpected of President of a university that Is controlled by poll tics The public schools of the city are handicapped by and through the same Iniquitous Influences If some of the splendid men who made the jJnlyerslty possible byl their gls e tn come back toearthl- wranglingnlnntel thE over timevon think thpv- u ye n y tQjlt PresS dent Ayers list ben pestered by the action of lw board and its silence l when the has demanded that they shouldsleakas a dangerous man and one as against whom there must be something awfulbut what is It He certainly Is a gentleman as pad may moot him If tho Presi dentelect Dabney Is willing to take hold of an Institution with a Board of Regents acting In a manner neither dignified nor decent toward his predecessor he must be hard up for a place The same Board will treat him with disrespect If he Is not their suppliant tool Why was President Ayers sum mayfly dismissed Is a question that will not down It was the prerogative of the Board to elect another man If It wishedbut riot to act the part of a Czar toward the outgoing President They tell us that It was for the good of the University It the Board could get the consensus of public opinion It might be for the good of the Uni versity You should as a Board be manly Gentlemen you do not own the University There are scores of college men in this city that could give you some primary lessons as to your methods The University longs to the people You should beI fair toward the President and the humblest professor The large con tingent of the public does not now bftllovo you are or have heen You are not to be blamed If It was your judgment that a new man was needed for the Presidents chair of the Unl versity but your method In deposing the retiring President and then your silence why you did so is not in- dorsed by scores of us good friends of the University as you are and will make tho work of the Presidentelect very hard What was the trouble with President Ayers that he was not permitted to stay but a few weeks longer Is he a thief Has ho been on a big drunk Is ho not chaste Did ho dare to write a letter Well what did he say We the people have a right to know and likewise pass sen tence Every man Is entitled to a hearing and thin you have not given controlversyWe have been waiting to see It presldenf itDubney will by silence pass your action ofafr If he Is made of tho material the University needs In Its President heVill say Gentlemen of the board you must not send out any prednesBOr with luuuen drs IfMypu do I can not be your 1 l- if t f t President tor you will be as mean to ware mo You must ask What has the St Paul pulpit to do with this controversy It has to do with all that concerns State the Institution o the individual Its pastor has merely met President Ayres so then no personal friendship that prompts these words Ho has looked In on the Univer sity In an Impersonal way Ho noted the lackof vigor in It and won dered how it could do as well with it maintenance and compared it with other Institutions and said For the work It has done and Is doing It Is an expenslvo necessary lHe has attended its chapel services fifteen or twenty young men and women could be found and neither the President nor a single professor posslybe realized until the handi of professional politician or boss Is taken oft from It and the spirit of the noble nsslbleiorable relationships that should exist between the faculty the board of trustees and the people but In everymFinally It Is not a question whether President Ayres should have theethatnresign HIS GOD Ic Patriotism la the Alleged Decla ration of Andrew Carnegie New York May 1A Philadelphia Special to the Herald Is as follows Andrew Carnegie Is an infidel This Information was given today by one of the citys most prominent educators who Is acquainted with the philanthropist- Hls fitly continue JUtenSHhefl prc9b t ftl rch bt tPeglhas not a hot at war ship for many years It Is s IdIdont believe Iu God Carneglo told a man who went to see him ing aid for an Institution whose work was In line with the steel masters God Is patriotism Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life It Is said that a comparatively little Incident observed by Carnegie many years ago turned him tram the church In which his father worshiped The above appeared In Mondays Cincinnati Enquirer It will be print ed all over the country and preachers generally will see It and learn what a great many already know that Carnegie Is an Infidel But they will peep on asking all this same What has Infidelity ever done or given to human ity With preachers It Is not what Infidels have achieved Intellectually not what scientific discoveries they have made not what books they have written but first and last and always what have they given In money or what building or school have they erected etc Well at last they have found an Infidel who gives and gives to manity but not to them lie gives good hard coin and keeps giving but not to preachers consequently they will keep on asking where did Inlldol Ity ever exhibit benevolence Car ucgle might give his money out In a great deal better way but no doubtt he Is doing what he thinks best how he Is an example of an Infidel who give and In doing so he Is do- Ing much to stop the braying parsons mouth and rob him of one of his chief arguments against Infidelity One by ono the Gods are tumbling J B W REFUSAL TO KISS Popes Hand Results In New Order on American Visitors Rome May American Catholics are now finding some difficulty In ob taining audiences with the Pope Recently a party of Americans not Cath ollcs obtained tickets for a private audience Ills Holiness received thom with affability and kindliness but when the moment came for the visi to kiss tho Popes extended hand they refused This discourtesy notI only annoyed tho Pope but the attendants had an order Issued that no American be admitted to audiences hereafter unless they bear a special letter of introduction from an Ameri can Bishop BIBLE LEAGUE ORGANIZE TO REPEL ASSAULTS SCRIPTURESo Bible In WeekPresident the Official Board of the yLeague Leadersthetimeupon the scriptures hould be repell ed They have organized an Ameri j hecausothey throughoutthe anllIeaguogether for an opposition to the highericritics that they assert Is to be both united and determined Recent large meetings of men eminent as Instructors of the young who declare under the guise of critical sholnrshlp that they are truth seekers and nothing more have aroused the defenders of Inspired scriptures The latter de clare that something must bo done if anything Is to remain It Is Bible or no Bible they say Crime Is on tho Increase as statistics shows and one chief cause of it Is the fact tint Gods word Is openly discredited Tho vigorous Leaguo already en gages In warfare It announces a con vention of defenders of the Bible as interestgreat that people are to attend the convention from nil parts of tho count try Special railroad rates are being arranged That the League considers situation grave shown by the fact that the opening meeting at this convention will have for Us subject The Present Assault on the Bible l The convention is to ho held In Marble Collegiate Reformed iurchtNew York qui The paltoitlfSiQ ehue l uamul 110 fir fl raIns Burrell himself adefender of Inspired Bible and enjoying a nnr tlonal reputation as a preacher Tho opening address which ex pected to set the keynote for the meeting will be delivered by the Rev Dr Francis L Patton the president of Princeton Theological Seminary and former president of Princeton University This address will set forth the nature of the present assault and point out Its unparalleled danger That the assault Is regarded as a death one is shown by the fact that the topic of the first morning session will point out the practlal conse quences of the attack This attack producing demoralization of conduct and of education and Is having tremendous Influence all of It baneful upon the ministry and upon missions On the same day and following In the evening vital topics like the fol lowing will bo discussed The Groundlessness of the Present Ration alistic Claim the aim being to show that the claims now put forth by the higher critic assaulters are the same old heretical claims of past ages ItSwill also be shown that these rational istic arguments go directly to under mine principles of the New Testament and later on In the discussions it will also be shown that higher criti cism Is not without its tad Including an evolutionary one Tho formidable array of speakers can hardly as will be seen be dupli crated In all America Almost all evangelical bodies are represented Such a list of speakers at any con von tlon In recent years has rarely been equaled And list of speakers is backed up by a list of members of Leaguo Itself which Is not a bit less noteworthy In the Leagues official board following Mr William Phillips Hall as president are Prof Beecher of Auburn Seminary President Butts of Drem Seminary the well known Methodist Institution the Rev Dr E P Ingersoll the Congregational sec rotary of the American Bible Society President McGarvoy of Lexington Bible College President Mulllns of LouhllIIeIbe of late that official organs of vat rlous bodies such as the Christian Endeavor and others have found It essential to speak out in favor of antInspired Bible and deploring tho as saults of the higher critics They admit that unless a stand Is taken on tho sate side and that Immediately there will bo no Bible at all worthtpreserving r 1 I t II DR WAR J iiFURTHER DEDICATES HIS CON FESSION AND GUYING OF BRO CLARK laving clanged from hollflro In tho pit to n conscience hell the meet- Ings moved on well into the second week and Rev Clark saying little i about a hell of any kind was preach ing what he called the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ Each night questions wera put into the box calling for the harmonizing of certain passages an explanation of the meaning of others and an occasslonal question w- hirfitdid not pertain to scripture In this manner wo proceed til Rev Clark hail attempted to harmonize a great number of the contradictory lnssnges nnd he had been caused to K road trod explain many of those ob jectionable passages which a large part of the audience had never read and many of which had not before pitIman runneth not to the contrary These last statements are evi fenced by the tact that after dismis sal there were frequently heard reo marks like these Did you know there wore things like that in tho bible 113 didnt know it Well I dont lIeve such things anyway Others were of course ready to accept t with the explanations offered In the beginning some of Rev Clarks answers seemed an honest ef fort others were evasive and some questions were entirely suppressed ra Space will forbid the giving of moro than a few samples of tho questions and answers Twice he was asked to harmonize Eccl VII20 with I John IIIG 9 Each time he simply said Some times we are away from Christ while out of Christ we sin while in Christ we sin not Then tho question Do you believe in sanctification r Answer Yes in a sense When in Christ we may he said to be sanctl t fied When away from him wo are t sinfulQuestionDo you feel that you have made clear the harmony be tween Eccl VIII20 and II John III 8 You say in effect that yes terday ivo may heve been away iron Hiplrlst and consequently would sin fwhile today we may bo In Christ and ilct pad Wtnono tullY be Y away from him and sfn This though may be in keeping with Eccl VIII20 whlcjh says There Is not a just man upon earth that doeth good and sin neth not I do not however think tho writer of this verse had any thought of Christ II John IIIG which says Whosoever abldeth In him slnneth not may not be averse to your statement but I John III rsPt does not express the same thought Here we Ire told that Whosoever slnneth hath not seen him neither know him II John 1119 says Who soever Is born of God cannot sin for his seed remalneth in him and cannot r sin because he Is born of God You told us last week that being born horn of God meant becoming Godlike but John VI says Who sooner believeth that Jesus is the Christ Is born of God Ho who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God Whosoever is born of God cannot sin and whoso ever slnneth hath at no time seen or known him From these statements tho only logical conclusion Is that as the good old Hardshell Baptist puts It Once In Grace always In Grace while Eccl YU20 would teach us that do ing of good and evil deeds may he one contltnuous alternation After reading the above Rev Clark announced that an attempt to answer 1would load to controversy consequent ly he would not answer in the church but would answer personally Prom- Inent members of his congregation know wo are yet awaiting his answer QuestionWho was the father of Jacob Anyone would know that much If they would read the first chapter of the New Testa montQuestlonsLnst week you said a microscope would be needed to find tho good which Infidels have done In the world- bbl you ever hear of Stephen GIr arils College at Philadelphia Do you know that Girard gave over 30000 to charity Will you bo honest and tell the people that at a critical mo mont In the revolution Girard as sumed an Indebtedness of 5000000 thereby saved Washingtons army Did you ever hear of the millions given to charity by each of the follow- Ing James Smlthson John Howard Peter Cooper George Peabody James Lick Wallace C Andrews and others too numerous to mention Carnegie is an atheist editor Is it any wonder John Stuart Mill has safdIt Is a fact wo might as well admit that many who were not only unbelievers but who have actually denounced the Chrflstlan religion have peen our greatest philan thropists Im not praying for you as you said you were for me but Im working that I may so enlighten you that you will not again make a ludicrous fool of yourself before nn audience Ccrtalnlylit this day the preacher who says Infidels have done so llttlo good that a microscope Is needed to find it either Juggles with tho truths or convicts hln lf ot ignorance most abject No answer Hut a number of tho members knew of tho statement giv en him QuestionWas Jefferson a Chris tlnnAnswerDont know some say ho was and some say he was not Question What Is the apocrypha Answer Apocrypha means hidden or uncertain Scripture- A Letter Rev Clark A number of answers have been given anti well expect moro Im glad you have de hided to put your answers In writing We feel very grateful to you for the genuine airing you have glen the Bible It has been so very In teresting to see you stand up In the pulpit and read those passages which so ninny church members and Sun lay school scholars had not before heard of You told us you dont know whether Jefferson was a Christian or not Do you desire to know Do you wish to learn If so examine 190 Con gressional document Congress second session You will there learn that Jefferson Is the author of a book which clearly characterizes him as a socalled Infidel You will learn that the book was written a short time before his death and that Congress paid a large sum of money for cer ain of Jeffersons writings including that book So far the church has been successful in its efforts to prevent publication and general circula ion of that book You can not think strange that Im so persistent In this controversy Ing given a list of Scriptural passages which I hind said are contradictory you knowing what 11uul said all knowing I was in the audience said Anyone who questions the harmony of the Bible is a fool and of propllgate on assail 01elcomeAlter tion for character in Winterset and community proved your statement false you then said last night that as rule such men are bad You stub fy yourself Either you are pitiably Ignorant of the facts or you know that not only Channing to whom you referred by saying This follove would do well to become a vlwdov of him But Edward Everet Hale hose exemplary life has 0591 an in spliiitlon to nil who hose come In touch with him and muUl i3s of the Loblest men suit women of the worl todty not ony question liinony sI veil the Inspiration t tin Scrip tt06 There is h class of n out of the church who believe in absolutely nothing and havo little regard for right living and it would seem that it is they whom you have in mina when you refer to those who question tlu Bible Such are a dtaguce to In fidelity or Liberalism and would be no credit to the orthodox church The Inconsistency of your whole course convicts you of Insincerity Af ter seeing a portion of your utereopti con views and listening to a row serj mons can only conclude that your aim is to appeal to our emotions and insult our Intelligence What about that hellfire you were again to preach so much about Had we not gotten you so terribly mixed up on hell would you not have given us more of It Do you remember that you first gave us hell as a place anil being confused by questions witched oft and preached the hell of the con science a condition Do you remem her this If not you had better put your boy In school whore he should- and take with you a stenographer Instead of a connctlst Yes sir you gave us one sermon on hellfire In the pit the John Calvin Jonathan Edwards and Spurger kind a hell so repugnant so deadening to the higher aspirations of mana doctrine so irrational and Irreligious thrilling yet so direful In its ef fects so revolting even to tho brutal nature so diametrically opposed td all tho moral and religious Instincts of mankind Why did you preach It Did yo mean to scare us Into being good Such methods have stood In the way of the worlds progress A false doctrine taught by falso teach ors either when you preached hell as a place or when you preached it as a condition A hell of the science would be a condition and by no contortion of the English language language can you make It a place iOne kind of hell during one lovlvnl meeting Is enough Why preach to us Christ Ir a way that ho Is useless If wo new hlnt1 As a God ho suggests Snotmat wo may do as men It his IR ex emplary why not preach hint s a hu man example which one shot omuj lato and try to Imitate not then be an inspirattotl1li and suggest tho n Why not cease preaching a doctr0 asol on creed or fixed belief and reach n doctrine based upon a lOSt1lO promotion of truth right tirness and lovo In tho world Witoill yon not be glad to give the hand tr ollowshlp to any earnest seeker aft r truths who sincerely desires to ooll nnd be good and do go without asking what he believes You accuse mo of maliciously at tacking the Bible deuytio charge good old book is no mote responsible for the errors It contains than Is Christ for many of the things at tributed to him My attack was against you and all preachers who hold up tho Bible in n false light and butcher the English worse than the bones in trying to male it sup port your ideas think you complimented the preachers of Winterset by siting they no longer preached ohui fashioned hell For tho most part th jdQ not One warm evening last summer Bro Bennett held us over the pit for about fifteen minutes So earnest did lib seem that probably the emotional in the audience could Imagine themselves and their best frleniis seated about a great throne white as a snowbank and frigid as must have been their hearts holding celestial song service at same time tab ing an occasional peep down Into hell where many people strangers and others they didnt like very well were roasting and all this without in the least disturbing their supreme happi ness Bro Bennett then spoiled the effect by saying If there Is no such place the conscience Is hell enough He then gave us quite a good talk on a rational and religious hell He looked better and nest have so felt when giving the latter talk Whether the Bible teaches it or not say away with both your heaven of eternal bliss and your hell of eternal punishment The one is little ter than the other A hell of eternal contlitionorjplace A heaven of et n 1nny9 Irogress nothing to lease or s67rowingto sootha use as the men who IJlvo a wicked useless life atiji flnally cept the saving grace 6t anti die gist We are the ushered given robes immaculate a harp nail well to be a charity angel lMo that could be nothing less than hell n con dition The sooner wo cease speculation about the future tho better What we need Is men who will teach us how to live this life how lo become totter men and women We should be taught to do gootrfdr tho sake of doing good If good Isi dune either lint we may receive a r wml or es cape punishment our motives are sel fish and true virtue would not enjoy a reward thus obtained We have much to dtf with shap ing of our lives but hot nil Environ ment and Influence do nuich Wo can not choose the place of our birth The o called heathen who honestly and earnestly endeavors to ilajho right as it is given him to see right would be just as acceptable to hrist was he what you claim would the best man of this country ruidh would be gathered before hnaglnoI erage revivalist would Let do away with uipcrnatural Ism and teach men that they mast help themselves and liulp others that all their own burdens they must bear except as other mel bear bur dens for them Such a doctrine la comprehensible it to practicable When we learn to lit this lire need have no thought of tile next any there Is It will furnish tbu IfI condll tns anti opportunities rehalOIIItolaneous grouping toI the age In which written There nothing In Christs pacilng which ele yates him above other prep pf Ills age True many of his accredited snylngH which If put Into practice by any one today would cause such person to bo adjudged insane See sermon on tho Mount I Imagine If Christ should come o earth today andjig told that ho Is being hold up us the Savior or the world ho would be astonished Unit he would expire InstanterIThen Hhou 1 M be called till announcement would be Death result of hnartftllure A Chrl8tlan SclentlHt would dnyTlmdaIoorwmnan- St Imnglnellrkfnseit dead Should an osteopath b- eI called hoiwoiild say I Death wait probably result of n Ionian affecting the crlconrytcnoldiiis postluiiH mid the longitudinal fibers he oesoptingm- sfours for trulliH anti harmony T P WUIU To Bo Continued WHITE WINGED PEACE rice lovers of ponce have put their nullwar paint and have put It on thick War hits had long mutt gory Inning anti noods per petual rest from cnrmlno labor curd dig It too deep for nay possible clianco for n romirroctlun Wo want him laid sans Unworn or floral rhetor ic Lot him ho put to sloop for keeps with nn slouo or monument to mark tilt spot whoro ho vent Into his hole The epitaph autnble the uncarved word OBLIVION let him sloop Poiter him not SI lid ho ever awake it would be to n night of remorse for hlnsolf mid a day of regret for the living The npostlo of destruction Damn him for ruin he hath wrought Damn him to silence for over Ho Is the antithesis of the builder Ho levels that which other and bettor hath bulldod Ho razes that which n superior rats ed Ho wastes tho human blood that ho cannot muko or remake Ho oatoth up our treasure houses He flghteth as the chaplain prayeth and both hold out both hands for humanity to fill thorn with reward for destruction Out with tho mixture of daredevil and hypocrlto limo holy encourages and the ruthless assassin Let tho hu man world rise superior to both null turn a cold shoulder to them hangman Is not glorified why then should shooter and the war proph et bo exalted Let the lovers of pence set tho pace mid broadly denounce the Saturnalia of Slaughter Lot no word be with tell that will tend to smash tho warI Idolatry Roast It from the griddle Let the fire and rust of hot and cor roding speech eat and abrald both war and Its equipment Let us try to save our consciences and our war taxes and become wholo In mind and pocket Throw out pickets to drive InJ the outposts Fire volleys of words Into the ranks Enfilade theI columns with hot stuff Let off batteries of bombs to explode sound sense Into their midst Keep up tho roc ll until a soldier Is made as conI ten ptahlc In his own sight as he is in ours Let limn see himself as others Rlb him Lot liinisee through theI ar mildcrlr Pernnmt IIm VibrlillW jIIHfoTars this giant armed In Iron the brave deeds that has resulted through employment of organized kill ers of defenseless The soldier likes to pride himself upon his victories over a superior foe Let him look beyond the foeman at tho family upon whom society looks for him to succor and support EIery man a soldier kills a prop knocked from under household Soldier rest your conscience upon this fact and dream of pleasant things IfI you can The plea that If one does not take up arms sonic other will ab solve no one from all the attendant horrors of wars pestilence pillage nnd ravagoment Gaudy uniforms alldI brass buttons are lint the outward funnhlunco of Inward vanity tinsel symbol of frivolity If frivolity wero all wa could nhlifo It but when we consider tho utter hcartlossneaa of maohlno niiido trnmplcra of hearts and destroyers of hearth stones wo rumble at mans brutality Where are your glorious achievements O warrior What Is the concrete re Btilt of your marauding moving vie tories Are they found In the collosal war debts piled up like tho pyra mids of Kgpyt upon the barren sands of a desert Are they the breaking minds of anguished women and chllj dren Of what avail are looted baubles of forolgnorH or satiated tinge Soldiers are drawn from tho productive elements and placed In the lints of thirSo wo support WeIby war wiVo at the bunghole cavo In the head of tho barrel Wo Rim to lay waste foreign poples arid landH and exhaust ourselves In doing Iet us have pence and plenty of It IOfIN F CLARKR DRAPERS BOOK STILL ON THE SI Dorccster Mass May 1901 Mr C C Moore B B Lexing ton Ky Dear SlrJ Bcntyou In letter to B Tho Boston Post review of Mr George 0 Drapers book Still Ion tho Search After that wrote him at Hope dale Mass for his book either ty or as a gift tolling him my grand mother Lyon was Abigail Draper of Nowtown Mass hut I did not do this as claiming any relationship Ho re Hponded at once by sending book land paying express charge 1tfCl111lE 1ti 1- rl FACTORY LOADED GriOTciorj iitfkttLS Its not sentimentthat nlaVcntl most rniciwi liiots shoot ltWinchester tMtorv LnnrV Shte tj tae re Its their tnire teiubiity even ness of pattern nnd tin ieIII hoctir V in u Leader shells loajrsdvi nsnoUal ip viler arc the best shells ou the market liUhRepeater shells lorded with Prahessn powI are cheap in price but not in quality Winchester New Rival black powdt r shells arc he favorit black powder loud on the market on account their shooting and reloading qualtics Try cither of these brands and youll 1r well plcarju Tlicyarr LITHE SHELLS THE CHAMPIONS SHOOT 8ROO u Tho title on tho Inside reads Still on the search being a record of ment of human nature and Its environ ments as noticed on a trip around tho Mediterranean nail elsewhere by 1901IIPress 28 Oliver St Boston Fine likeness on opposite page Ho must have made this trip before yours ns on page 122 ho says Fortunately wo situ tho Campanile before It fell Tho Illustrations aro all or nearly all by O D I think ho would send you the book If would ask for It Dog Fennel is the hest Fraternally yours JAMES M LYON InswerI am much obliged to you Each of us sent to the other with oiir compliments our respective books Still on Search nail Dog Fennel he putting his autograph compliments In his and a letter from complimented Dog Fennel Northvlew Mo April 28 1904 C C Moore Editor B B Esteemed EllltorI enclose a pub lication edited by Zachary who Is the author of a book styled Mooro and Ingersoll Unmasked On tho front of the back is the picture of your head with a spear through It and tie devils picture by the side with smiles all over his countenance that shows him tq bo all in a glee I cant understand lion the design rwr7au ifSti phctuyzcurildclaim td In the possession of tho spirit of wirlst Parson Zachary must enter lain a very wicked feeling toward you I have noticed some very severe references to him In sonic of your writings You and the Parson must havo dealt out some pretty hot stuff for one anothre In thlmes past From what I remember of your ref erences to him the Parson wouldnt make a very safe depository for money or valuables You will pleaso rend enclosed publication and dish up hot or cold facts on Xaclmry for tho benefit if us subscribers that claim to belong to the church known by tho same names ns Zachary belongs to Yours for comment J S CANTRELL IwiGood Route Try It traverses a territory rich In undeveloped resources n territory containing unlimited possibilities for agriculture horticulture stock rals hug mining and manufacturing And last but not least It Is The Scenic Route for Tourists The Frisco System now offers tne traveling public excellent service and fast time Between St Louts and Kansas City and points In Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and tne Southwest Between Kansas City and points In Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and Southeast Between Birmingham and Mem phis and points in Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas end the West and Southwest Full information as to route und rates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of the Company or to Passenger Traffic Department Commercial liulldlnil Habit LiuU 125 Cincinnatif and Return VIA QUEEN CRESCENT SUNDAYMAY 22 rSpecial Trains Leave Lexington 730 Ask Ticket Agents for Partlc ularsI SAINT LOUIS TO THE ENTIRE SOUTNI l SERVICE AND EQUIPMENT IN KEEPINGWITH MODERNi IDEAS AND EXECUTION POINTS MISSOURI KANSAS ARKANSAS TEXAS INDIAN TERRITORY OKLAHOMA For iIos Tlitlvo mnttnr thronghJirlimluloA and other titular nell HI McGUIRE IAOSrNCnACfNr 38 5IEtI CINCINNATI OHIO TIS THE COMFORT LINE It Tree Reclining Chain Calls t ON THE POP- ULARHenderson y Route BETWEEN yY LOUISVILLE rw EVANSVILLE ST LOUIS WEST AND C SOUTHWEST +we are the Origlnatoraj of Free Reclining Chair Car Service Between Louisville and St LouisIDont you think It pay you In traveling to Get the Henderson Rou- teHabitIt will us ASK ABOUT IT ++L J IRWIN GEO GARnETTIQenl Pass Agt Trav Pass Agt LOUISVILLE KY r T I MIND KNOWLEDGE AND REASON There Is a onuolmR coHllct over proioiit within without and nil around every anne hiinmn soul Tho mind Is tho flrat purl or Iho human orgniitim that n potion or soul be cornea nccnmluiod with or conscious of then It tho mind Inherits by till Itornal law of nature Kimc inure or lees knowledge If for Instance tho father or mother or either of them Lad from any cause acquired till knowledge of till plain visible fact that tho world or planet on which we exist Is round and revolves then this parentage would by tho perfectly rea sonable and natural law of tho tint transmit more or less of this knowledge to tliolr Issuo or offspring Then nx population spreads this knowledge must also spread anti this kind of social and Intellectual environ meat would and does now mater It dead easy for the human status to Im prove Its condition as It is perfectly plain to everybody that tho more Imowledge the moro enjoyment Ignorance Is the mother and father rf Indifference and Indifference Is the Immediate cause of four flfths n the human misery and hell on earth o tire past and present healthy sound body could contain a sound reasonable and happy mind but a Ills eased and suffering body cannot con tale a sound reasonable and happy mind and as tho mind always tins and always will control the actions and do lags of tho body It follows by tho Ugliest mud best law of nature that the millions of nthtd cells that arc placed by nature within the front lobes f of ouch human head should bo stored with knowledge or learning on any or nil common every day subjects So n little reasoning on the fact that each human head Is the control of a phone system which Is affected by and connected with the common electric cosmos of the universe would could and should cause us also to notice and note that each human head Is also the contra olllco or Individual head quarters of each personal estate of life mind knowledge and reason and then when the heart blood and nerves are allowed fair play with each ether in every human organism then tho human mass of soldiers and mobs nild clans will cease to burn at tho stake a Bruno for telling the truth when ho said the world Is round andI revolves dally or of accusing a de cnseleas helpless woman of being a ItiliKuiav niiuu aiiu iiiuji choplng off her head or murdering on n Roman Catholic religious death cross a mental reformer Jesus Christ or murdering for pelf fame office and boodle an Abraham Lincoln a Christian Garfield or Methodist Mc Kinley or poor ignorant deluded misguided and mUtnught negro and wo would the world over very soon lose all reverence respect and fear of a man god with desire and power for tight reason and good without limit who would disregard his power of right and reason and go to and make a holl of fire nnd brlmstono and tor ment and therein cast millions and trillions of his own personal like nnd likeness to burn and suffer not n mlmito or two as our mob law and court martial victims have suffered In ur presence but forever and forever and a day longer for good count Say brother say sister say govern or say governed say anybody who nay receive this paper pleaso say your say and havo It published with your criticisms on each or any of the IS paragraphs on the enclosed supple mont Also answer plainly tills 49th question Aro you willing to submit tho remainder of your life chance to tile rule of a man god to bo enthroned and crowned king and lord of the earth and all Its people this man lng and fake figure load to lie kept under cpvor of a walled city as of old wu closed gates armed police and rcarey notices rani as No man can God and live No man has at any tlmo God keeping every lover cf truth friend to human rights and Intellectual liberty forever barred nnd bayonottod out of n chanco to ox pose this blighting fraud Lot mo hear from you sure G W McCORMICK Frenchburg Kentucky LIFELEAVEN By GeorgeMcCormlck Tho roaring and robbing lion and the screaming anti tearing eagle asI emblems of tho two greatest govern ments on earth must go and their bo taken by the hammer and tho hooIThe cross and tho crown and the dnggor and the blood as emblems of religion must end and their places ho taken by the and the lIOnt Hell had no existence until some coo began making It by trying to nut Romo one olso into unnecessary pain torture or trouble and In nine cases out of ten the assailant won n anllC loft tho assailed out antIus Its realm has spread over tho entire tnceI 1 of this Inhabitable globe sad It must ho contracted and narrowed down by our Rood behavior until It will not Milt n single preset nnd wo cannot bo hap py until holl suppressed nail tho people got n rest Imlirforoiico tho most damned damtiablo nnd damaging foe that has over nflllctnd the human family +Anderson Ind July 27 1901 KysGrass Blade of July the nth and hops have enough of tho virtues enumerated at the close of It to en able me to toll you how mush nd moire and appreciate your way o handling the subject on which you writs You seem to have tin preju dices That deadly enemy to reason seems to bo eliminated from you so that you are able to give the credit due to whatever merits It When anyone refuses to do they need lay no claim to being called Rationalists on ly In name never could subscribe to any relig ion or creed but have always been in terested In whatever Is good In any proposition that will help lift human ity to a point to use the Intellect ant reasonIt genius to recognize the ale ments which have been the Itstius of the highest order to see and recognize the factor In its duveloplntf process that Is to lift It out of tho errors of the past and onto a higher plane and believe that you possess tho required quality of genius to de tect In the present tho dynamic fact which will be pointed to In the future as the one essential that brought whatever good It is now working to accom plish And would bo glad to havo an expression from you on this point either In the Blade or privately as you may choose Very respectfully MRS BENJAMIN LUKENS oWean ago and in country impregnated through and through with corruption Just such a state of affairs as existed In old Rome In tho declining days of Its republic There as lucre wealth In the hands of the few brought on political corrup tion until every place was bought and sold The history of tho decllno and fall of the Roman republic with aI change of dates and names Is our his tory of today That republic went down from its internal rottenness toI give place to an empire History Is constantly repeating Itself So It will bo here and the sooner the better Jefferson et aI advocated our first ltt usadvpcate ttnr sec and one Wiles as now we have reached the time that it costs 800 000000 to run the Federal machine a single year and 800000000 moro to run our several State and municipal governments as given by statistics Is it not about time to stay the despotic hands of thieves and start a new deal Sixteen hundred millions of dollars for tho luxury of being governed a single year all this vast sum is being forced from tile American people nually that the legislative bodies may meet and vote away our liberties Give us something in the place vf this ro pulIcan curse a curse which has ways existed where tho republican form of government has been tried Nor could it be otherwise for no ple were ever born who were peoI of selfgovernment Of all the which have ever been devised for man government Is the most complicated and thus the most dlfllcult to solve entrusted to the great unthinking hOld nothing but failure ever has been the result of such trials Gre clan states Carthago Rome et al nor will our trial be an exception Fall uro Is tho natural the Inevitable ro atilt nor can It over be otherwise If we can get nothing better give us a limited monarchy patterned to como extent after that of England In short give us anything In placo of this rotten carcass of American republic whose stench Is enough to drive even the Gods from the land PARISH B ADD Alamcdla California PERSONAL VAPORINGSI Of a Good But Queer Man With Some Method In his Madness Frenchburg Ky May Cth Editor Blue Grass Gladeaherewith enclose clipping from the pen of Judgo Ladd which you will please repeat In the Blade so that renders may bo refreshed tot think and act on these notions of ills Judge Ladd ns well as eon remem her Is a regular member antI commun icant of the Roman Catholic church whose chief religious creed tenet sup erstition or dogma differs from tho soIcalled Protestant religion In their con uttered published and recorded vow of loyalty and fealty and fidelity to this papal despollcr and crownellJ despotism and utter Infidelity withf or for tho principles and codes of republican government D- 1lectual1world i ii tJ 2 h If Judge nddB Idea of empire and monarchy even n limited monarchy patterned rafter that of England should lake tho place of our Constitu tional or representative government tho hands of tho clock of limn for hu man development evolution progress and consequent hnpplneaa will have boon turned hack yes turned thou nails of years into the dark dismal am gloomy ages of crowned Ignorance ant Miiptrntltlon reprIo t us remind him that beginning with tho American republic of Tom Paine tho politicofworld dates Before that time steam power stool rails anti rapid transit and successful International commerce and movable typo and printing press and rural malls electric talk motors and telephones tho unthroning and un crowning of a Dom Pedro costing his tolling millions of serflsh subjects lions of dollars per year for being rob bed without doing them a single bit of good In a day without tilt cost ol a dollar bond or the shedding of a of blood had no In real ex wortid grouped In the gloom and slime ol and and betgnu with the republican democracy es tablished by pen and work and words of TonI Paine and republics pattern ed after tho Tom Paine idea began to spring up In all parts of the new world and It Is only a question of a short time until there will not exist a crowned monarch anywhere on the globeI it as a mistake for C Moore to say to the reading minds that hed be glad for the papal Ro man Catholic religionists to succeed In setting up their one religious mono archy anti despotism over the whole of the peopled world so that he could have the gratification of seeing the so upaand join In heart and hand with the Roman Catholics that Protestantism now pretend to condemn And nowI for Brother Moores paper the Blade to bo used to propagate such blight rot as Brother Ladds condemnation of re publics and endorsement of monarchy Is such a bold start at political so cial religious and mental treason take it to be the duty of every Rational who reads this to rise up In might of right and reasonable test and I now and hereby demand the Immediate return of 25000 and In terest furnished to help pay for the Blade and Its linotype machine or the iniblicatton ofU tMaentlrecHpplHg my comments and also some of my personal vaporlngs Judge Ladtl take to be a good meaning man but being human liable to err but by no means the first to make mistake or to err It was a serious mistake and a fatal error for the brotherhood of man to place a crown of untrammeled con trol and authority on tho head of any man or woman claiming a divine right to rob rape rule tax prost tute persecute pauperize brutalize disgrace and make superstitious any at any tlmo or place Frenchburg Kentucky O W McCORMICK ROME CON CRESS FUND It Is the desire that Dr J B WIN son represent American Freethought at the Worlds Congress of Freethink to be held In Rome Italy next September Dr Wilson Is president of the National Liberal Party and Is eminently qualified o participate In the deliberations at tun Congress On his return from Rome the Doctor willtI write a book embracing his exper lenro and proceeding of the Con gross and It Is needless to speak of the Doctors versatility and ability to write such a book a The price of the pool will be oneI dollar and as the expense nil be very heavy It Is hoped that all who are able will subscribe for as hooks ns IiollslhleFAll money received Is deposited In DtposltCompanyacknowledged through the Blade Contributions and subscriptions with and without money will la re calved by the Secretary of the Na Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Rank Bldg Jlaclonatl O Condition of Fund subscribed 00 Amount In Bank 90 Amount sent to Blade office 42 00n Gee W Hall Noblesvlllo Ind M Hlgbe Manson Iowa pditDavis pd John D Farris Tlmbo GToXllspd non Mnndoville Arlington Tex dlti1huJ hrVt AN OLD KENTUCKIAN Says and Does Some Good and Kind Thing for My Share of Which Thank and Love Hint Yelvlngton Ky May 1904 Charles C Moore Dear Bro Enclosed check for J5 two dollars to pay for mile Oran Blado from April 1004 to April 1905 one dollar dues for membership N L P and two dollars for printed stationery as per accompanying ex planation No excuse to offer for not remitting dues woonor nothing hut carelessness Intend to pay you a year for tho Blade as long as live and can ralso the shekels would not bo with out It for twice two dollars am 72 years old and of course will soon quit taking newspapers Ho down at night and go to like a babo and have no fear of till life or of tire hereafter rend aver thing In tho Blado and am always glad to see now subscribers giving their praise to tho Blado Sonic of the excuses for not more prompt In paying for It mak mo a little tired No one Is less able to pay than am took two Dog Fennels one to rend and one to lend out havo not yet rend It myself both loaned out all tho time but think it will be a treat when got to road It My friends who have read It say It Is the master of all the do scriptions of the Holy Land if there GAL FOUR could bo any holy land that has com mitted as much crime and debauchery as have been done there If I had Mrs Henry or Dr Wilson or Mrs Closz to express my thoughts think they would ho beneficial to the Blado and to the human family Most of tine people who write to tho Blndo do not realize what C CI Moore has suffered physically men tally and financially front mobs andI prisons It they could havo been at our Congress in Lexington and have seen tho tears run down tho old white headed heathens cheeks when Dr Wilson was picturing some of thoI brutal mobs and prisons that the old grayheaded humanitarian had to suffer they certainly would bo more lib eral to tho Blade and to his vlows on any subject political or religious and dont forget Mr Hugbes he has stood by the Blade through storms and shadows- I hope the Liberals will make aretspectable showing at the9t Louis falk iwautdHrhsHoKa dotrtknew s yet do not want to find fault but was not satisfied with the Indiana polls meeting the home of the Iron clad Age I am opposed to Icingst emperors popes cardinals priests preachers and all religious creeds am opposed to mobs soldiers armies and navies but hope the little Japs will wipe the Russians off the face of the earth Even the whales are for the Japs they push Russian torpe does out of the way of the Japs Put mo down for one of Dr Wil sons book of the Rome Congress- If there is anything In this letter that you want to put In tho Blade use it RespectfullyT GEORGE OTIS DRAPER Tells What He Thinks About Dog Fennel in the Orient Hopedale Mass May 1904 Dear Mr Moore havo finished your book on the Orient which you so kindly sent mo and found It very amusing should think some of your fellow passengers would want to start a lynching party Yours very holy GEORGE OTIS DRAPER 11familyTho Intellectual Development of E- probably tho greatest Infidel book ever written sent mo with his autograph presentation ills last book Still on tho Search It being description of the same tour that took on the Moltke to write Dog Kennel I The hook radically Infidel and is confirmative of what say in Dog shoot Jerusalem and Syria generally The book as a specimen of tho iprinters and binders art Is a gem Draper has essayed his nrllttu Illustrate Ida book They are not bad enough for cartoons and too bad for shonutt pictures- It napes a largo splendid book mechanically but It has not enough In IL Tho literary style of It Id tine English and the hook will be all right for tho coterie of rich for whom ho writes it end frleuclsI have seen thoso places hut It full enough for general somo features that Draper has elaborated gambling ut Mouto Carlo for Instance wero not interesting to me and do oat think will bo to the literary public- have not qnltu finished the book at this writing The book la not for sale but like i I t iQO ills other hook aluo Infidel only for presentation to ills friends Draper from Ida family connection resold badly anything also than n fine writer and an accurate thinker nHHit r Union am llnlcfK of proposing to him to take n trip together around tho world with the Cooks and write u joint book Ho has money galore and want to swap him pointers for dol tars enough to get out tho book In flue style anti sell It through th Blade and tins make It all right withI himIATTACKS THE BIBLE English Canon Calls the Old Testa ment a Pack of Lies Canon Henson one of tho chief dig nitaries of Westminister Abbey and Cambridgeraised n storm of criticism by tho pub cation of an article wherein he tacks the Inspiration of the Old Ten incredibleepiiorllo or demorlllzlng narratives which are regarded as being a pack of lion too gross for toleration Ho declares that Inspiration Is not allowed to certify to tho truth of any statement in the Bible which cannot be sustantlated at tho bar of reason and evidence In the Now Tes tament he finds little to offend reason or conscience but whether much or little It will have to go the way of thin Old Testament prodigies- In an analysis of the present social condition Canon Henson attributes the spread of anarchy tho ulcer that Is eating the vitals of society to tho disappearance over large areas of civ ilized life of tho religious basis of morality Yet he finds an excuse for these nonmoral multitudes who from the cradle to the grave have faced the severe pressure of competl tion the squalor and poverty and the miserable exigencies of unmerited want and who Inventably compart their condition with the ostentation of unlearned wealth the profusion and unchecked luxury and tho Insolence of unclmstened power The Canon says that when It Is re membered that these cruel shocglng contrasts are no longer regarded with dull stare of fatalistic ignorance but In the full light of those doctrines L equality which urn thusgmmgn places of democratic politics It isno wonder that the minds of thousands are predisposed toward the sophis of anarchy- It would be idle to deny he con eludes that the credit of the Scriptures Is seriously shaken In the pub lic mind nor can it reasonably be doubted that the tendencies of pop I ular life as at present prevailing are In the main hostiles to Christian tra dltlonCommentI t have previously printed an account of Reasons heresy but Iaregard It as so Important that print this on- eObjects and Methods of the National Liberal Party OBJECTS The Complete Separation of Churchand State ot the services holyday appropriating purpooeafor legiilatur other State ititutlou the oath the That diplomatic relations the or authority or that the the itltutlon other the to the law whahoerer gnat lot clan prep METHODS t The Organization into a Political Body ALt TilE TillS peerIiresisting all eo the ny uniting with party political or the corrupt bytherights to other practical libertyJusttials inset mutt real t CORRECTIONI 1Loxlngton Ky May 8 190 Editor BIuo Grass Blade Thoro arc two typographical errors In my article In tho Blado of today which should bo corrected an tot lows Not for comfort should road not for conflict and wish help from should read wish to help STEINERtTHROUGH SLEEPERS From Lexington to St LouIs Via Chesapeake Ohio Railway Beginning April 28 the Chesapeake Ohio Railway will Inaugurate a through sleeping car line to St Louis via Louisville and the Southern Rail way to leave Lexington dally at 520 p m and reach St Louis at 730 a m Returning this sleeper will leave St Louis at 1030 p m and will reach Lexington on C 0 train number 22 the next morning G W BARNEY D P A CHRONIC INVALIDSh Many discouraged Invalids 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BEST LINE r l7I1mDrlltnr tv1i nf L1NE1OTHEFAMOUSIIE l 1Jh r DEATH Iior A FAMOUS WOMAN INFIDEL- lit FRANCES POWER COBBE From Cincinnati Enquirer Most of us are nearly alike am I live on so nearly the same plane ol achievement that It Is only occasion ally that a personality or nn Individ l ual career Is worthy of special com memorntlon Frances Power Cobhe both In lies personality and her work belonged tc Ir tho exceptional class anti contributed so largely to human advancement and happiness that both In justice to her ji memory mill for the benefit of those who Sill he her some notice should bo taken of her death She was horn Il In Ireland of English stuck In 1822 on a largo estato owned by her lath- tt1 er whose house full of books and fine 4pictures was the seat of old fasldoned- r tfororons hospitality She received a careful education and early showed Indications of exceptional ability along paths seldom trodden by women B- toro reaching bar majority she was f1 attracted to the study of phllosophl cal subjects and questions of belief and guided largely by the writings off I i Theodore Parker much to tho distress of bur family soon cane to open ad hensncc to Parkers unorthodox views In 1855 Hho wrote a book on Intui live Morals showing great learning and profound power of thought and reasoning which was regarded as a vory able noble and Interesting work and which Is still widely read In clIO succession followed as the re unit of much journeying and rare ex periences books of travel and studies Ij of Hfo and history which added to her reputation as a writer Later In Bro Iron Lights and Duties of Women ibc returned to didactic and philoso phical discussion std soon became one of the must Influential and Ire quent of the contributors to the lead ing periodicals and reviews of the day writing chiefly on social topics hilt covering a very wide range of sub republishmdiKiell constituting volumes entitled Darwinism and Morals Hopes of tho Human Race and Studies New t and Old She also edited and pub 4 lished tho most complete edition of works of Theodore Parker In spite however of tho great Im pression she made in the higher JMBl pg titJhniiglUvJJiil Inline literary world It was in the fields of practicalI philanthropy that she became most conspicuous accomplished most and will be lopgest remembered The 1tr fact was early brought to her atten tiara that all hopelessly Incurable pa i tlents wero turned out of hospitals and sent to the common almshouses whore they were compelled to end their lives In great misery She be- guni mill continued nu agitation which led for the first time to proper pro t vision being generally made through out the country for this suffering and neglected class and had the satisfac t lion us the result of her efforts to see an entirely changed and ameliorated condition of things es tablished She next took up and greatly forwarded the activities of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals gross cruelty at that time being common in Great Britain and was led on to embark in tilt antivivisection work which she pursued with great zeal bringing about the correction of many abuses For years previous to her death Miss Cobbe was ono of the most prominent figures In London Her literary fame was great and established she was recognized as a strong thinker and louder of thought and there was no sociological subject or humanitarian project In which her advice was not Bought or her countenance and sistance called for miss Cobbes sunny disposition gen tai temperament and kindly way of looping at the world and dealing with It kept her alive till well past 80 de spite her severe and continuous labors Her life was an illustration of the truths that tho happiest lives are tho fullest and that those who give out most to others receive most themselves In one respect Miss Cohbos career stands quito by itself Woman may bo found three or four perhaps equally eminent for Intel lectual equipment and general literary culture nod attainment many women can be found who accomplished as unmet In humanitarian work but none tint we are aware of who was her equal In both directions It Is a fact worth noticing and may havo special significance or mdy ho a mere coincidence that most of the women of tho past and present goner ation who havo accomplished great things either In literature or phil anthropy have like Miss Cobbe been found In tho ranks of those who have thrown oil tho shackles of orthodoxy and done their work In a broader m thnupht George Sand George Eliot Flor once Nightingale Elizabeth Fry Mary m lL Summorvlllo Mary Carpenter Lucre tin Mott Catherine Scdgwlck Dora thea Dlx Mrs Gnskcll Harriot Mar tlneau Margaret Fuller Helen Hun Jackson Mrs Humphrey Ward Lydli Maria Child Mary Livermore Clan Barton Julia Ward Howe Mrs Louisa Schuylcr Mrs Lowell Marlin Mitchell Louisa M Alcott Celli Thaxter and Elizabeth Cady Stanton mako up tho list These names comprise substantially till the women who in tho past two generations have accomplished anything for the race or reached wld recognition and fame in the domains of science literature and philanthropy and It may be worth while for someone to try to account for the fact that they all did their work outside the folds which the orthodox recognize as Christian NoteThe above was the leading editorial In last Sundays CIncinnati Enquirer a magnificent eulogy not only to the memory of Frances Power Cobbe but also eloquent testimony of the moral tad Intellectual inflnenci of Infidelity or In other words Freedom of speech and thought upon the character life and deeds of woman This should open the eyes of man thousands of Christian woman to UK fact that their Intellectual powers reputations and fame are buried wholly lost right in church work The preacher gets all the credit and fame dependent largely upon her Intellect uality energy and sacrifice He fig ures in councils and in conventions and in tho public ear while women far his superior remain nonentities Theres no chance for women to be come famous to he rewarded as real Intellectual quantities In the Chris tlan institutions Her fame will be menial as long as her place Is menial The editor of tho Enquirer has nam ed nil the women of the past two gen eratlons who have accomplished any thing for the race or reached wide recognition and fame and boldly but modestly declares that they achieved what they achieve outside the folds of Christianity and then says It may be worth while for some one to ac count for this fact It is plain enough Mr Editor Their capacities were simply enlarged be cause they acquired mental emanci potion and they became famous be cause the work they did were credited to their reputations Instead of going to enrich the fame of some he gospel spouter Instead of being swallowed up by the church In general What is Christianity The church What Is the church The clergy Who are the clergy Men Where does woman come in She must remain the obedient child ot the church e the clergy e the the it any wonder woman has never had an Intellectual chance Will she ever get her eyes open No better les son for her good could bo set before her than this dltorinl on Frances Pow er Cobbe It means simply this If she would be famous if she would take rank in the intellectual world If she would achieve great things If she would not bury her light If she would he a power for good and a great mm al and Intellectual force she must cut loose from that base designing pow er as those great women mentioned have done this power which takes her In Infancy and keeps her In mental bondage and so strike out for her selfa free Independent vital force in the world But these women mentioned are not the only ones who have achieved great things in this genera tion There are other names which will be added to the galaxy by and by whose luster and brilliancy will ear rich its splendor and acid new glory to glorys gems J B W SOCIALISM The only way to obtain a correct knowledge of the principles of Social ism Is to read standard Socialistic erAture The Ideas relating to the subject that we get from political newspapers are the opposite of the truthI believe that the readers of the Blade deslro to know the truth re carding this subject as well as all other live Issues and I hope to read in article by some competent Social istic writer have been a student of Socialism for several years and the Ideas that I have gained are tho op mslto of those expressed by D Weh Groh In the Blade of May presume that as n writer there ore a teacher ho would not express iplnlons on a subject without thor ugh study of tho same and havo some curiosity to know what Socialist literature ho has read from which he has made his deductions It is not my Intention to discuss tho subject but it certainly Is Important allli we should know the truth what over It may be Some ono asked Horace Greely why he admitted to the TrIbune the writings of all kinds of ranks and the great editor replied that the so called cranks were thinkers and that some one of them might 1 rt t lit upon tho truth In regard to right living which tho wisest hate not ills covered J C STEINHR ALCOHOL Having In n previous letter showi that alcohol In the form of wine wad popularized by the priesthood as n beverage and universally recommend ed by them as an acceptable sacrlfici to the Gods It becomes the duty of Freethinkers to wage a relentless warfare against this gigantic evil which next to holy books and dl vine revelations has done more to curse the world than all other causes over tho physical effects of alcohol and confining ourselves In this letter to its effects upon the mental and moral organization of man wo find by dally and hourly observa tlon and experience that the habitua and Immoderate use of alcohol over whelms the Individual Into complete and hopeless ruin Every Psychologist knows that the mind Is composed of perception tion Intellect will and the moral sense that constitutes eflloros cense of civilization because it Is bj this sense that we feel our duties and our obligations to the great soda body which we call humanity and or which we form a part The moral sense Is the last mental faculty that has been developed man during his long and painful pll grlmage upon the arth and being the youngest child of all the ages it Is the least stable the weakest and the most liable to overthrow and like a babe In Its mothers arms the moral sense has to bo nursed and tenderly cared for If it is kept alive All alien ists and our own dally and hourly ob servntlons teach us that it Is hero this tender and sacred region of the mind that the Immoderate use of alcohol works Its first destruction The honest man who Indulges in the habitual and excessive use of alcohol soon becomes dishonest tho provident man soon becomes Improvident the frugal man soon becomes prodigal the truthful man soon becomes a liar the thrifty man soon becomes shiftless the virtuous man soon becomes a lib ertlne the loving husband abandons the partner of his bosom the tender and Indulgent father becomes a tyrant and Is deaf to tho tears and cries of his starving children all the sweet and tender charities all the noble and generous Impulses of the human heart are cruelly trampled beneath the feet and when tuTs slagelij riiibAtJtt will and the Intellect are soon swept into the maelstrom of rapid decap and early dissolution bad dreams and nigntmares hallucinations illusions and delirium with Its venomous mon sters and hideous reptiles and finally driveling and slavering Imbecility close the awful career in the down ward course of the drunkard Adaptation Is a universal function of organic matter and by virtue of this law which has been at work on man In the use of alcohol as a hover age ever since the days of the ancient Gods and priests It Is possible for the moderate user of alcohol to reach old age hut It Is fortunate for the man family that habitual drunkards die early and this Is a result of an other beneficent law of Nature that every man who freely and habitually Indulges a vice carries within himself the seeds of his own destruction and this is especially true of every man who becomes a devotee at the shrine of Bacchus and Venus With the single exception of relig ion and Its priests alcohol Is the most prolific cause of insanity and as the use of alcohol as a beverage Is tracea ble to the priests It becomes apparent that they are responsible for very large percentage of this terrible calamity which prevails throughout Christendom to a far greater extent than It docs In heathendom Insanity In all Its forms Is a most dreadful affliction but alcoholic Insan ity Is the most deplorable and revolt Ins and In Its chronic form It is sponsible for a much larger per cent age of homicides than any other kind of lunacy This substance called al cohol has been closely Interwoven and Intimately related to the long and dreary pilgrimage of man upon the earth and the ruin it has wrought and the millions of homes that It Is dally inverting into hells awaken but lit tie Interest In the minds of politicians and preachers and It behooves the theological hell of another life beyond the grave to now turn their attention seriously to the abolition of millions of earthly hells caused by tho excessive use of alcohol as a beverage This can be done hut It can bo done only In one way and that is by appeals to eason and by strengthening and developing the moral sense In man By this method which Rationalists mare employed ever since days of he Immortal Bruno we have succeed cd In driving from the sides all the ngry and malicious Gods liy this method we lave lifted from the weary shoulders of the human ace many awful burdens imposed up riIftI Rl on thorn by n heartless priesthood Numerous and terrible as are tho curses that halo broil Inflicted upoi humanity by tho Gods and priests nono havo wrought greater havoc than alcohol as a beverage but a poi slitent warfare by nationalists cot ducted with the bloodless Implement of reason and science will sooner or later convert tho besotted nations of the earth Into sober and happy dwellers upon this beautiful earth T J BOWLES M D Muncle Indiana LOVE OF EASE IS LEADING MEt FROM CONSCIENCE AND DUTY Mt Auburn Pastor Discusses Reason For the Falling off In Church At dance During Present Generation Decries Decreasing Fear of God Among the people We have entered the twentletl century with attendance upon divIne worship diminished proportionate our population and many reason have been given said Rev John W Weddell pastor of Mt Auburn Baptls Church In the sermon Sunday even- Ing on Church attendance at tb Opening of the Twentieth Century One supposition Is that the house of God Is not attractive enough but never were greater efforts made to make the meeting place pleasing to all sorts of people The most attractive houses are oftenest most empty ol worshipersIs meagernoss or emptiness of the service The most rich and ornate services fall at times and together with splendid choirs are greeted with empty benches Perhaps the pulpit is at fault None feel their limitations more than the ministers But the average of abll Ity Is certainly not lower than In Utter days Gifted speakers sometimes fall of a large hearing- Is there lack of welcome at the church door Committees and friends stand waiting while the multitude surges These are negative considerations There are some of the positive kind such as the counter appeal of tho Sun day thenter baseball the park with Sunday concerts and Sunday outings Our fathers did not have to contend with these beguilements Invasion of businesS upon the rest and worship of Sunday has much to do with the half or whole of Sunday to keep their positions If they have Uly nrr11etL to worship A judgment for this imposi lion on human naturo is coming to say anything of the disregard of the divine this does not explain it all Love of ease and self pleasing has grown upon this generation leading men to ignore calls of duty and promptings of conscience Along with this is found thought lessness regarding the unseen so there Is no fear of God before the eyes of many What Is needed Is stronger preach ing of the oldfashioned everpersis tent doctrines of Gods sovereignty and judgment of sin the fact that there is a heaven to be sought and hell to be shunned and together with this a life to live that proves religion a comfort and reality Many can not forever stay away from churches and this will help the sooner to bring them back WOULD BE A PREACHER But Paine Ladd Behind the Bars and Dog Fennel Paralyzed Him Bowles Ind Ter May 1904 Mr Charles C Mooro I have just finished reading your book Behind tho Bars and havo been reading Blue Grass Blade for some tlmo my father being a sub scriber My beginning in life was much like yours joined the church at fifteen years of ago and always had a deslro to preach but knowing that an education was just about as essential as zeal and my parents not being able to educate mo had to give It up But posted myself upon scrip ture or that part of it that tho Camp liellltes use and I made It hot for overyUiIng that camo my way About a year ago ran on to a man that asked mo If would read Tom Paine told him yes I fully Intended to show him tho error In Palnes Age af Reason for it never entered my mind that didnt have tho ability mil began to rend with amusement then with fear and astonishment then wondered that I had never thought about that sldo of thq ques Ion before Since then Ive read the Ulblo more closely anti havo read of IngcrsoHs hooks and Ladds Hebrew and Christian Mythology and nn reading Dog Fennel so there is use in toiling you my views on re Igjon I havo raised a hornets nest among ho faithful at Marietta and they say hat they caught a man that is ablo to meet any Infidel In debate After J ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD s TWO FAST EXPR ESS TRAINS DAILY LOUISVILLE TO MEMPHIS AND NEW ORLEANS QUICKEST LINE TO HOT 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thereIn Arkansas Oklahoma and Texas simply because there are moro farms than farmers Can you arford to overlook an opportunity of this kind Our Illustrated booklets will give the particulars iu detail If not interested yourself write for them anyway in behalf of your less favored relatives and neigh bars Mention this Paper CINCINNATI OHIO reading your hook decided to write and find out what terms you would come here on or If you would como at all There are only four of us here that know of All of us poor renters I named the subject myself which Is Resolved that there Is no reason able ground for any mau to accept tho Bible or any part of it as tho in spired word of a wise and just God Please let me hear from you soon If you cant cone can you reccom mend a good man closer that will come for very little pay for not ono of us even owns a home Yours B F PARDUE AnswerMy dear young friend appreciate the compliment of your asking me to come to your far away country to talk to you people 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am a Dlamonlltdealer of 40 years experience oat pick up bargains for my patrons al most dully Order of mo and save rmoney Send mo your pearls for val uation Price lists of watches ring gauge and my great little tract Theism In the Cruclbo free OTTO WETTSTEIN La Grange Cook County INSANE OVER MORMONISM OwfjisvJlIc Ky May 2 Hatton a young farmer near this Plato anti a convert to tho Mormonism faith has become a raving maniac on account of his rollglon Becoming dangerous ho was placed In jail hero where ho spends all his limo on his knees praying aloud for tho Mormon evangelists Tlio Mormons have a local preacher and a congregation of about 30 in the neighborhood of list tons home 1J 1 A