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I i BLUE GRASS BLADE I EDITFD BY A HEATHENti Qnarltcr I1 PRE8 OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOLUME XIII NUMBER 15 LEXINGTON KEN CKYISUNDAY JUNE 5 1904 100 A YEAR t i HALfsiZE WAS THE BLUE GRASS DLADE OF LAST WEEKPUBLISHHERWAS COpy The Blade of last wool appeared ly halt slzo becauso it did not have enough copy In time to print It Its usual sIzetho first time such a thing has over occurred In Its history- I have lately declined to print a good deal of which there was no ob section except that It was not as I thought sufficiently Interesting Generally I havo more oven of good matter than I can print and I havo thought It would probably bo best for tho paper If did not write so much of It and as it is a busy time of year for a farmer I have been so much en gaged In working on the farm that I have not had time to write and I thought I would glvo Blade readers and myself too a rest but tho main correspondents of tho paper seemed to quit at the same time So far as my farming duties and my domestic affairs are concerned I havo been as happy as I over was In my life possibly tho most soond I have appreciated more than over before in my lifo that among tho great errors that havo been inculcated and foster cd by tho Bible the cause of moro unhappiness than all the other bad books of the world combined is tho teaching of that unfortunate misers ble book that labor is a curse while It is true that labor and especially manual labor and moro especially such labor on a farm Is ono of the very greatest of blessings that human ity has ever known- I work ten or twelve hours a day seven days In the week and I have a fine appetite for every meal and sleep soundly all night and xot a part or this thud nave Hred ttffllfo nf hlghrollerI sat upon a high seat and drove the horses to a roller that rolled the plowed and harrowed ground preparing it for sowing and planting If some of the many poor rich peo plo who are suiciding wo1 stop and think about it long enough to como and see mo and let mo show tem and talk to them about It they would never suicide again People have gotten to think that no manor woman either can bo happy without irioney but its just Ike hang lug no trouble when you get used to It I was raised in affluence and have seen much of what is commonly called good time but I am happier now that I am poor than ever was be fore in my life I think that many people are get ting tired of mo and my style and I would gladly if others would furnish the copy for the paper retire from any partlclpancy In its writing simply editing what others write but when I have concluded to do this and my heart and brain are filled with plans to bury my thoughts and sorrows In working on the farm In trying to recuperate some little of what I have lost as an Infidel propagandist and to make ctir little homo still sweeter and it is right sweet now with Its birds and flowers and my wife and children all doing their best to bo good and useful then comes tho notlco Can only get out a half sheet this week on account of not having any copy and then then without oven time to read half sheet I have to write something for print and for my pains and pay I will get letters from Infidels who claim to be friends to the Blade toll tog me that they are tired of rending my same old threadbare things that I have been saying until they are worn to a frazzle reading them- I do not blame them altogether there is much truth In it but what can I do I do not suppose there Is a man In Dog Fennel precinct who has more to mako him truly and philosophically happy than I havo and generally am so but I often get so disheartened from the little sacrifice that anybody is willing to make for this paper that I would gladly give up writing at all for it If It was not that sometimes It scorns necessary for me to do so I am not losing faith in Infidelity as a theory I am certain wo are right In denouncing tho fraud of the Bible and tho Christian religion and the cler gy but Infidelity while It has not ho crimes that Christianity has sometimes seemed to mo to bo Insipidly negative and Inactive and I got tired of tho everlasting dingdong of Infidels saying In long columns what they be Novo and what they dont believe about God and superstitions that in telligent people have gotten tired of reading about and hearing about and which nobody but fools or knaves pre tofu to believe in A man wrote me some time in tho winter a great long string of hocuspocus about God that had so many long words In it that I could not understand it any moro than I could understand one of my own sermons when I was a preacher I read three or four pages of the twentyfive pages of tho stuff and threw It in the firelast winter was a tempting time to burn things Ho writes now that It had stamps In It for Its return if not printed- If It had tho whole business went up in smoke together and it will be a cold day when ho gets any stamps returned to him by me People who want to write those long winded things In winter ought to write about hell something that will warm you to think about At such times as last winter was In Kentucky Its awful to read about sitting on a damp cloud In heaven or sitting In the shade on the banks of tho river tho beautiful tho beautiful river that flows by tho throne of God bare footed and eating Ice cream and fan ning yourself with a palm leaf fan It seems to mo that common sense would suggest that every body should write about hell In the winter time and heaven In tho hot weather Once some Christian missionaries went to Greenland and told nil those fellows that they would go fire of hell If they were bad and all of them turned just as bad as they could he because they all wanted to go to hell to gt t warmII reckon that will do to film n som- eJhJf1ud I am so tlnfil and sleepy from running and cussing two or three hundred of our own chickens and guineas out of the garden and strawberry patch and cornfield where they were taking up corn and seeing a lot of other peoples chickens doing tho same thing on other parts of thoI place and vilifying a dinged oud sowI that eat up her own pigs and wants to cat up another sows pigs and a blasted old gobbler that spends the whole day worrying all tho roosters except tho game ones that knocked lm out that I want to go to sleep to get out of my misery but please if you can get some body else to wrlto you copy for the pa- perWRATH OF THE PEOPLE AGAINST REV ARMER WHO KILLED HIS SON GROWSTHE BROTH ERS STORY Cincinnati Enquirer Owensboro Ky May mlhe feel Ing against Rev W W jrnier who murdered his son In McLean County Is still very Intense Tho murdered boys brother says that his father after ho struck the boy with a break beam lifted him in a buggy like a hog mud set him on tho seat attempting to tie him In position with the lap robe From time to time he says as the bug gy jostled along the limp body slid down and the father pulled him back in an upright position by tho hair of the head A petition is being circulated In Mc Loan County calling on Judge Blrk head to hold a special term of Court to try Armor If Judgo Blrkhead can not hold special term Governor Beckham will bo appealed to Hun dreds have signed tho petition firmer In tho jail hero this morning pulped n photograph from his pocket depleting his son sitting on his knee Ills voice trembled when ho talked of his son Ho declares ho Is trusting in God and that ho is sure Gods know his heart BLADE IN CLUBS OF FIVE Send us 250 and wo will send Blade for ono year to five different ad dresses Or for 250 we will send you live postal cards good for each years subscription each and you can us thorn at any limo- JERUSALEM IS DIRTY AND NOT ATTRACTIVE TO SIGHT SEERS SAYS MR MINARYI From Woodford Versailles Sun Cairo Egypt April 23I havo paid my visit to Jerusalem the Holy City and I am glad that It Is behind me would not advise any ono to visit Jerusalem or any of the places in Pales tine simply for sight seeing They are only worth visiting for tho one who Is a student of Gods Word and to ono who is endeavoring to teach It to others Ono who Is a Christian has a desire to visit Jerusalem because of its as sociation with tho life and death of Jesus Christ and one who has seen It ought to be better qualified to under stand and to impart to others His teachings I must confess that what I saw lilt not impress me and did not demand from mo that reverence which I had expected Every place so covered up with tradition and IsI much of virtue Is attached to them that I was rather repelled than tracted recorded There to themIred In Palestine but what you can be shown the Identical spot and perhaps some object connected with It All you have to do is ask for what you want to see and you will be shown It For instance in the Church of tho Holy Sepulchre they will show you the exact spot where everything is connection with the crucifix took place and in this church they will show you alto the exact spot where Adam fras created and will also show you part of the dirt that was left after God had completed the First Man at Jericho I stopped at tho Grcplfidardws and than pr ptlslui had charge of our sleeping quarters showed us a sycamore tree which he claimed was the one which Zaccheus climbed In order to see the Master He had pictures of It and was desirous of selling one to us lIe could not speak English so one of my companions In a facetious way ask ed him if the ladder which was then standing against the tree was used by ZaccheusI not attempt to describe the places which I saw In Jerusalem but simply state that everything In con nection with tho death of Jesus from his agony In tho Garden to His as censlon Is duly marked and worship ed You will find Jerusalem In the way of cleanliness to be no Improvement over other Oriental cities It has just as narrow streets and Is as dirty as any best part of tho city Is the new part which is outside of tho walls Our U S Consul Mr Merrill lives at the Now Grand Hotel which Is on the Inside of wall near the Jaffa Gate We Attended a reception given by him to our delegates at this hotel and found it to bo a very nice one Mr Merrill was quite nice to us and spared no efforts to make our visit pleasantI think that in Jerusalem there are more beggars in proportion to its population than any other place on earth You are beset everywhere by the blind the cripple and lepers asking for Bncksheesh and you are compelled to turn a djeaf ear to every appeal for tho reason that If you as sist one all others will demand as sistance also It is also a place where people thrust their services upon you and demand for a very trivial service Backsheesh There were only a few accidents and that there were no more Is quite a miracle for the streets are very narrow with sidewalks that aro sornarrow that people prefer to use the streets The carriage drivers are most reckless you over saw One was kept busy looping out to keep from be ing run over Would advise all of your readers before going to Jerusa lent to increase their accident Insur JIINAItlsMr Mlnary Is expected to react Versailles next Saturday tho 21sf Inst A letter from him on ThoSun and will bo printed next week toIthoISunday School Congress tlll FROM ASHES TO ADS The world certainly do move When I was a little boy though my parents were rich nail generous people our Inkstand was three slices of cork pcgj god together so as to hold and eepI from turning over a very crude kind a glass bottle In which was the Ink made out of somo kind of a powder that my father bought and tho pen sticking In It made out of a quill which It was my Job to get by catch Ing a gander and pulling it out Its all a fraud and delusion that tho poets say about the gooso quills they were always gander quills ex cept when some fellow with a fist IIkoI a hog maul wanted to write a veryI buzlzardWhen we got through slinging the Ink on to the papersorter whitewashing with Inkwe would dry page at a time by sticking It In tho wood ashes In old fashioned fireplaces After a while we got to drying tho Ink with sand kept In a nice little box for the purpose and my passport that the Turks gave me In Palestine now pasted up on tho wall of our sitting room has sand on the ink of the written part that is so precisely like the printed part that you cant tell which Is which and which isnt Then after a long time wo got blotting paper and It seemed to mo that was Just summum bonum somo bones that means In that line but both sides of tho blotting paper were rough and you had some what the feeling that you were stroking a fever worm down the back when you ran your fingers down It to blot the InkNow Jim has got out a blotter that just beats deck Its slick on ono fingerslover anIlordercl1unrur ifatpies TWIa he can do In color printing A QUESTION FOR THEOLOGIANS From Household The other day three murderers Marx VanDIne and Neidermeler were hanged In Chicago Tho evidence In the trial showed that these men had committed at least eight coldblooded murders There was no motive for any of the killings beyond the desire to get the money of victims except In the case of theI policemen and brakemen who were killed by the murderers while they were trying to escape capture Before they were hanged two of the murderers professed to be converted and talked about the confident hope they had that they would meet their friends In hea enIIt has been our observation In read Ing the accounts of hangings that at least nine out of ten of the murderers profess religion express full confi deuce In their final salvation before they are swung off Into the uncertain the other hand there was BobI ngersoll who was an unbeliever up to the last and on the theory that who sitter belcvcth not shall do ciamiieJ Bob we suppose oust be located In tho place of eternal torment If there Is such a place But whatever might be thought of Bobs teachings ho was never accused of trying to do any man a wrong so far as we know It was generally ad omitted and never denied so far as we have heard that Bob was one of the kindest most smypathetlc and gener ous men who over lived Ho loved children and they loved him His purse was always open to relieve dls tress and his voice was always for tho poor and oppressed Butt Bob according to orthodox school Is surely In hell whlo the chances aro even and It their conver sion was genuine we suppose the theologian would say it is renonably sure that the murderers are now In heaven Now this brings up a question that causes one to ponder Suppose you have your choice of associating with murderers Vandlno and Marx in heaven of Bob Ingorsoll in tho other place which would you chooso theolegleans murderers who zero swung off In cago are enjoying perfect and eternal bliss on tho other side or that Bob Ingersoll tho kindly Infidel is roast ing in an eternal hell CHRISTIANITY 1 ADVANCING IN A SERMON BY REV MAXWELL SAVAGE IN THE SAN FRAN CISCO BULLETIN APPEARS THE FOLLOWING Agnosticism wo do not fear for honest doubt Is better than stri dent unproved assertions of orange fasoIcant know There Is nothing mankind cannot know if It keeps at It long enough there aro certain mysteries of the universe upon which we have no scientific proof as yet and before which wo say quietly I do not know yet All we nsk of the agnostic Is room to go ahead and discover Wo fool sure of theism ns against agnosticism and ntholsm Lotus work It out for we are free to do so In reasonable unbiased fashion As to church unity to merge ourselves for the sake of peace In orthodox Christianity would be to go back on our honor and principles which have been dearly fought for The orthodox are turning their point of view Wo would pay a shameful price If wo turned ours one inch Their whole system has for its keystone the fall of man Our point of n view is directly opposite We hold to evolution they hold to Genesis When they give that up then we c tns t Join them Not before Tho final theological battle will ho between theism and atheism for ag nostlclsm Is but a passing phase Either God exists or ho does nottOur point of view on all religions vr4 problems is special for as I said wo are eager for truth modern scientific truth And this aloncs abldolcopea r tvntitrottiwhich vex tho growth of real religion For truth cannot be antagonistic to pure religion Comment Those who havo for years been readers of the Blade will remember that have repeatedly said that In 25 years from the time of my writing the Christians would believe what we Infidels then believed and that Infidels would be believing something that wo could not then Imagine My policy up to date has In some respects been more than verified but In one respect has not been verified In less than twentyflvo years from tho timo I first said this the moro Intelligent Christians led by their preachers have come to believe just what the avowed Infidels now do But Infidels have made but little If any advance excepting pothaps that now nearly all Infidels are atheists Tho ono great advance that Infidels can and ought to make Is to thereto Syr r their energy and Intelligence to doing Is too true that we make too little sacrifice to show the natural fruits of our philosophy i As a more Intellectual struggle be Jftween Infidelity and Christianity the Infidels are already victors and J r tho church is simply resorting to nilfkinds of pondering to the prldo and 4 pleasure and bigotry of Christians to i get them to attend tho churches Now let us try still further to boat theichurch by trying to do goodlLITER- ARY 11t PREACHER Tho Kansas City Star tolls the storys t o of a church congregation that has asked Its pastor to resign because ho iJIs too literary It says jid Specially he Is charged with gets Ing moro from Shakespeare than from IBible The members of tho rcimusay that they arent up on Shakes f1 peace and that anyway they porter tho Bible fro in tho pulpit Last Sun atiny In a prolonged quotation from Macbeth an aged woman thought sho detected profanity and tuft tho church As a result tho presiding ol der is trying to arrange for a transfer of tho Shakespearean vaster to Wil mington Del where it Is all tho same 4 to the people whether their preachers talk about Jonah or Hamlet Moan while there is so little old fashioned religion left in tho world that it is scarcely worth while to make any fuss about what there is Head Dog Fennel in Orient Price U postage prepaid l ir J k t t SOOIALISM SHALL WE DISCUSS FUNDAMENTALS As tlioro scorns to bo quite a dis cussion as to tho propriety of admit Hug politics economics etc Into the lllmlo I hope that I too will bo per milted to say n few words mainly from the economic and evolutionary vlow point Hut before proceeding shall In Justice to myself first stato my views on lifes struggle To begin with will say that I am an Atheist by knowledge and belief and an Ag nestle by profession In explanation will say that am a firm believer In the law of cause and effect that makes me an Atheist but as to tho iJhows of things am forced to ad dont know hence tho seem k ing contradiction But to come hack ittowhat wo do know r So far then as wo know nothing ever camo to pass without a cause and the cause Is Just suVgclent noth Ing more nothing less bear that In mind It will then readily bo seen ithat no one can be responsible for his liar acts Therefore tho evolution L 11st says that man Is the creature of his environment plus that of his ante f cedents Looking at things In this light you will understand that I can r have no personal animus towards any Iiono but If it should appear otherwise you I must beg your Indulgence and hope that you will set it down to forco of habit as in spite of what have here said I still frequently find myself taking pride in doing or let ting alone things that others mayor may not do But to the subject matter in discus sloe We Infidels claim that we are thfe champions of liberty justice equal rights and opportunities etc but can we consistently lay claim to that while upholding a system of private ownership a system by the way which makes it impossible to put these high ideals into practice To illustrate Suppose that nero aro a hundred acres of land good bad and indifferent that some of us are going to settle on We will say that I In a position to pick my 20 acres or so first and as self preservatfon is it the first law of nature I am almost sure to take what I consider to be tho best Tho mere fact of my havj i Ing the choice will in Itself give the ftfeirs tot nj VT aurb ciiac tthat they would be wondering how It other hand suppose that we could all be there and draw lots forI It that would not better it any as all the property is not equally desirable Tho question then is Is justice equal rights and opportunities etc possible under a system of ownership that makes It possible for a few men own and control the things that ev erybody must have access to In order to going farther I would like ask a few questions relative to enl ronment etc First Why dont we plant lowers In a dark backyard Second Why Is vegetation scant In dry and rocky places and plentiful where tho soil Is good and moisture abundant Third Why do stock raisers bred only from tho best animals and under the most favorable conditions whet they expect good results Fourth Is a system that produces millionaires and paupers conducive to give to the growing generation that education that we claim is so essen that to free the humau mind from bondage of every description I have asked these questions believing that man Is no exception to tho general lawI dont think that it should be nec essary to hold long dcsqulsltlons on the evils of competition or the beauties of cooperation as a hint an idea ought to be sufficient to the Blade the Blade going Into other fields than purely religious discussion I think that it should be broad enough to cover the basic principles at least of the live issues of the day In fact I favor Dr Wilsons idea as regards the course that the Blade ought to pursue in that respect I recognize however that I am not the editor- I was surprised at D W Grohs ticle denouncing Socialism in a recent issue of tho Blade He says for in stance That the Socialists wants to give the government that the cor rupt politicians manipulating Ifstili more and more powerIn fact all that wo individuals have so that we shall loso our property and individ uality entirely and become the mere tools of these corrupt politicians called the State with no capital or power whatever to oppose them ho Socialists dont propose to do An thing of the kind Just the oppo site Is nearer the truth as the So cialists believe and not with out cause that If they give a man power ho is almost sure to abuse it j11 Therefore they propose to vest tho power In the people the people to ox press that power through tho use of tho Initiative Referendum mud tho Im perative Mandate This will not only Insure strict majority rule but It will also give tho greatest latitude consis tent therewith to tho minority ns by using the Initiative they will always bo ablo to serve a writ of hnheas pus ns It wore on tho majority and compel it to submit tho disputed quos lion to n referendum vote of tho whole people This being the case Mr Grohs statement that tho minority will bo entirely at the mercy of the majority cannot be true It Is true that tho Socialists want to take away the Incentive and the op portunity for what Is known as graft and consequently put a damper on our Individual propensities to prey on our fellowmen but they pro pose to foster tho true Individuality by setting every tub on its own bottom so to speak for It will bo obseny ed that although tho Socialists pose to do away with private owner ship In the things that everybody must have in order to live they very Insistent on ono thing and that Is that as labor creates nilall mind you wealth It alone is entitled to enjoy the use of It In other words tho laborer shall have tho equivalent ol the full product of his toll Mr Grohs other statement that Socialism courts tho church under tho name of Christian Socialism is I think likewise untrue I have heard Individuals calling themselves Chris tian Socialists but I havent heard of Christian Socialism The Socialist party has declared Its position towards tho church time and time again namely that tho party is strictly an economic one and that race creed color or sex Is no bar to membership In tho party so long as tho applicant subscribes to tho prin ciples of Socialism and Is otherwise fit to become a member As for changing human nature tho Socialists expect nothing of the kind except along evolutionary lines that Is by doing away with the causes that tend either directly or Indirectly to develop tho evil traits In our char wo remember that almost every transgression of the law can bo traced to the one little word gain the value of the Socialists position on this point will become apparent At least twothirds of the laws aro enacted to protect private property but suppose that every member of so ciety owned an undivided share in the lkrititf ofduu t have an unity of Interest you see and tile first law of our nature would irate to tho good of nil I can think of no evil that wo are suffering from today but could bo cured by a scientific arrangement of society In conclusion I will recommend the study of economics to every producer in the land the bread and butter ques ion Is after all the most Important If wo solve that question satisfactor ily then all the other things shall be added unto us Fraternally Yours 0 II STONE Baring Wash AnswerYou are a great Infidel atheist and till that but you failed to send along any money to help this little Infidel paper You will send your money to a Socialist paper and under the claim of being an Infidel will get mo to print an articlo that encourages your people to alto my land tho only property I have aid divide it up among you without pay ing mo for It for If you or the ernment or the Socialists propose to pay me for my land there Is no r Socialism for my land and every body elses land Is for sale at what wo think It Is worth You talk Just like all other Social- Ists and all of you talk just like preachers that Is you string big high sounding words together that make no you aro an Atheist by knowledge and belief awl nil Agnostic by profession Those words have not an Iota of sense In them- have yet to read from any Social ist anything that said plainly and in telligently and intelligibly what So cialists want to do but tho general Idea that they want to get something for nothing Is always in evidence- I wish you Socialists would vary iterury tactics some You all start out by saying you are Infidels and then when you think you have mo gulled you get in your work for So cialism If you know anything about Social- Ism you know that theroe is not a Socialistic paper In tho wholo world that advocates Infidelity and you can not get tho editor of any Socialistic paper In the world to say In his paper that ho Is an Infidel There camo in the same mall that brought your letter Tho Worker published in Now York City tho larg est Socialistic paper in the world The very first thing in it is headed A Stirring Speech of Rev Alexander F Irvine In which the heron Smart Aleck Is boosted to tho Hides In nearly threo columns I looked nil over the paper anti did not find n single word or hint or Inj I1enjento and to Blihop foesIYour words Wo Infidels dont fool mo worth a cent Your tlrado against private own ership is the samo old Socialistic jtwaddld that was started by the prim itive Christians as suggested by Jesus Christ who never did any work but lived upon tho labor of others Those first Socialists murdered Ana nlas and Sapphira tho only two In tho gang that hind any money and then said that tho Lord killed them for grandfather was n Revolution cry soldier who came to a placo In sight of whoro I now live when this country was a howling wilderness not oven tho Indians claiming to own any of it Ho cleared oft a little farm and lived on It My father lived on the tame farm on a part of which I now live My father making the farm much larger I Inherited a part of his farm anti have added some to my In heritance I work as n farmer seven days In tho week never working any horses or mules on Sunday In fact ho one but mo and the bees working on Sunday If you claim the right to como hero and take my farm or any part of it without paying me my price for It whether you propose to do this by force or by Socialistic politics you are at heart just as much of a robber as a burglar or a train robber You have no moro right to come and and take my land then I have go and take your money It Is just such fool talk as you are doing that makes many people afraid of Infidelity and It is natural that they should be so You dont have to have access to my land In order that you may live any more than I have to have accoss to Rockefellers oil wells Baers coal mines or Morgans bank In order that may lIeIIf living by honest labor you will not havo so much time to think about getting your living by dividing up what somebody else has got Your questions revel ant to environ ment etcyou have It etc by the Irrelevant undway are perfectly have no bearing upon tho subject un fll There will always be muiumalres arid paupers Just so lane nI soriTo Uen are stronger smarter injl ma- ingetic than others and lit paup tin will always of course he in favor of making the rich men divide out her property with tho paup Competition In all departments Is exactly what Is needed and thoro can bo no material prosperity without It There never was a more stupid oj Inaccurate statement than tho hobby of tho Socialist that labor creates all The men who have created most for the world wero not laborers but thinkers Inventors discoverers writers Edison was not a laborer and yet ho did moro for tho world than ten thousand mere laborers and gave pleasant and profitable employment to millions of people am surrounded by three multimil onalres and none of them were la borers Two of them spent years of their time In looking for copper mines and found them anti Ilius did moro good for tho world than If they had bund silver gold or diamond mines Tho other one found oil as n result of his labor wo havo tho fine ill lamps of our Instead of tho tallow dips of my boylmoodI These men certainly have fts much right to their money that they have gotten for these very valuable con siderations as Socialistic agitators and Socialistic editors havi to tho money that they get for tho wind Jamming that js producing strikes all tho time The declarations of the Socialistic party toward the church Is Just the same as the declarations of the Demo crats and Republicans towards tho archall pandering to church for its support What you say about gain Is sun ply unpardonnblesupidlty In any man of education Thero Is no sense In doing nnvthlng except that wo expect to gain something by It Gain Is of course tho only incentive to any ac tivlty of mind or body and no man of common sense undertakes any kind of enterprise without having first considered what ho Is likely to gain- bVhenoVeiIam by it r reading any Social istic pleco nndI como to the words rent interest and profit I always stop and get something else to read Tho mere political vagary that ev cry member of society shou own an undivided share of capital of tho nation any further than any man who Is not a criminal or an dlot now does is not essentially a rlmo ari njo r drfj 1 moro that tho similar prating or Christians nbout a Millennium hut when Socialists or anybody else pro pose to got tholr livings by making rich people dlvldo out their property which Is the plain English of the word Socialism they becomo people who sro dangerous to tho public A SUGGESTION Dy a Correspondent and Ono by the Editor Waxnhatchlo Tox May 22 1901 Dear Brother Moore Please allow mo to intrude long enough to make a suggestion which If carried out might Interest some It Is this Tho untie In my opin ion Is the best Infidel paper published for the strong In the fnllhtho truo pure Infidel but for a missionary or gan and for the babes In commonsense It Is a little too raw You know It Is a fact that most pco plo will listen with moro patience to an attack on tho Bible and criticism of God Christ Co than they will to the truth about their denomina tions and preachers ThoU anger gets tho bettor of their judgment and you cant get them to reason- cant hand tho Blade to some of my Christian friends on that account They simply wont read It Now I suggest that you let preachers and denominations rest for a while except as they nay need writ Ing up and let you or somo other good Blade writer give us about ono column a week on the word from which all denominations get their fool doctrine Expose Its shams frauds lies hum hugs contradictions absurdities wick edness obscenities and every other disgusting repulsive doctrine and practice It contains and teaches al ways giving chapter and verse People will read that through cur ioslty If for no other purpose and In that way you can Interest many In Freethought who otherwise might never hear of It for you know the people who accept tho Bible as being holy and inspired are those who do not read It but accept It from tho parson and others as pure truthful and good If you think this sugestlon worth noticing give it space in the Blado and lets hear from others and per haps some ono will volunteer to take up the work Fraternally Yours JJ KELL- YAnsweido I npt qullt that your suggestion is madewlth tho best and kinilestof motives but this paper has printed thousnnds ot columns of just such matter as you want it now to printI have given chapter and verso to Bible quotations until Blado looked so much like a religious news paper that I announced that I was Ing to quit It and recently there has been n demand from Blade readers that we kayo something elso than things about the Bible and religion Personally have not any time re1 cently said anything about preachers and denominations except very impor tant and startling things that were simply reprinted from other vspr pers showing Tho crimes of tho clergy and the Immoral Infiuonces of Christi anity Now you write mo a letter for publi cation and I print It and In it ycv say things about tho Blblo that aro all true hut will got from other Infidels letters about your letter censuring mo for printing letters about tho Bl blo that are so hard that they girt offense to Christians so that they will not read tho Blade Now I am going to make a sugges tion to you It is this I do not by any means expect all Infidels to lilt tho Blade but to those of you who say you like It would say use moro ergy and more money especially tho money to clrpulato tho Blado as It comes to you and less time and Ink and energy in writing to tho Blado tolling It of its faults You need not bo tho least uneasy that many of my enemies some under tho guise of friendship will not keep coo duly ap prlsod of all kinds and varieties of faults In tho Blade and those who are really Its friends can safely say only good and encouraging things to me without any danger of throwing the general trend of my corrospondentlal Information all out of equilibrium in my favor HE LIKES THE BLADE AND MY THREE BOOKS McLennsboro Ills May 23 304 Editor of tho Blue Grass Blado Find enclosed to renew subscrip tion to Blade which I enjoy very much Have read all three of your books and liko Behind tho Bars best Your Ra tional Vlow Is almost as good as Palnes Ago of Reason Dog Fennel a close second to Mark Twains Inno cerico Abroad and I am satisfied that Behind Bars is tho best book ever written Inside of a penitentiary I am VJNCHI5TR r FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS Its not sentiment that males the moat nucccssful shots shoot j Winchester Factory Loaded Shells Its the re suits they give Jts their entire reliability evenness of pattern and unitoim shooting Winchester Leader shells load n1 with smokeless powder arc the best shells on the market Winchester Repeater sheila loaded with smokeless powder arc cheap in price but not in quality Winchc Uer New Rival black powder shells ore the favorite black powder load on the market on account of their shooting and reloading qualtics Try either of these brands and youll be well pleased They are THE SHELLS THE CHAMPIONS SHOOT now reading Tho Story of Mary Mao Lane and nm delighted with it What has becomo of poor little Mary Mae Lane of tho sand and barrenness tho good liver of womankind nineteen nil alone wonder If she Is still waiting tho coming of tho devil She Is a genius I send clip GlOlJuDemOolcrat supposo that I have attended Ewing Collego of which Dr Leavitt is presi dent and am personally acquainted with him and his unbounded zeal and splendid efforts in tho upbuilding of this college tho main object of which Is tho education and Chrlstlanlzatlon of tho rising generation and partly that It strikes mo as a very unique and startling confession and conces sion for the president of a Missionary Baptist ministerial school to make viz That the present day college ed ucatlon does not have a tendency to make Christians of the young men and young women who attend the col leges If matematlcs Is a non Chri tian study If so many men are mad If they dont find God In their studies and if such authors as Longfellow Bryant Arnold Swlneburn and a great many moro that might bo named and tho languages are so paganls tic In their tendencies wonder why such devout Christians as Dr Leavitt would allow thom to be taught In their colleges Why not havo a regular old fashioned book burning and strike out all these objectionable au thors languages and sciences and have only tho BIllie taught In the leges with possibly a few like Pil grims Progress Wo would get enough Christian zoology Christian botany an Ljphrl8tian geology from Genesis enough Chrlstain astronomy from He made the stars also and from Gen Josh and Christian math mattes from a close study of the ity Jnce ono Is three and three times one equals ono I believe the doctor Is wise in his reasoning but in his practice extremely otherwise I remember how tho doctor once tackled me about my being absent mom chapel exercises which were lie coming very dull to mo I tried to excuse myself with the plea that I couldnt attend chapel and do justice to my studies He said It was all very well to bo studious but added member you have got a soul to save This is English as shots spoke I was at that time rather more Inclined to brf docile than hostile to their teaching so I decided to cheerfully acquiesce nor make my scanty pleas tireless and was from there on a regular attendant at chapel exorcises which consisted of an hour devoted to the worship of God according to tit dictates of a missionary Baptist preachers conscience If Indeed it wore right to call it a conscience I should havo told the doctor that if there was a God in the soul saving business anti if I had a soul worth saving ho could save it or let it go to hell and bo damned Generally such happy thoughts como to mo too late to bo said But it looks as though there really is an Irrepressible con flict between religion and science and that they cannot peaceably cupy the same brain nor tho samo shows that Dr Leavitt hope lessly despairs of oven attempting to harmonize tho astronomy and geology of a barbarous people with tho science of tho twentieth century This country is dotted all over with schoolhouses In every ono of which from tho least to the greatest arc taught authors and sciences that aro exactly contradictory to tho scripture theory of tho form origin and ago of the world and tho creation and final des tination of man Great Christians have tried to pal liate apologize and harmonize but Dr Leavitt bo it said to his praise is tho first to have tho courage to como out boldly and say that tho sciences must down or that Christianity must suffer Dr Leavitt is right Ho is consistent Christianity must do away with the sciences or tho sciences will terminate WM EMMETT JOHNSON I25C- incinnati and Return VIA QUEEN CRESCENT SUNDAYJUNE 12 Special Trains Leave Lexington 730 Ask Ticket Agents for Partic ulars A Good RouteI to Try IIundeveloped agriculture horticulture stock ralsl ing mining and manufacturing And last but not least it is J The Scenic Rout for TouristsIThe Frisco System now offers the traveling public excellent service and fast time Between St Louts and Kansas City and points in Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and tee Southwest Between Kansas City and points in Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and phis and points in Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas end the West and Southwest Full information as to route and rates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of 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bo suppressed See Lev XXV 45 Joel ill and Genesis ix 25 Will you kindly point out some of Christs teachings opposing slavery On tho temperance question would Christians not do well to pattern after Mohammedans among whom drunk enness Is unknown No Answer QuestionWho first gave utterance to the thought contained In the Gold RuleAnswerChrlst QuestionDId not the followers of Confucius lived 501 B C claim that ho was of miraculous birth and did he not say what you would not wish done to yourself do not unto others Wherein does this thought differ from that of tho Golden Rule AnswerIt Is Seneca and not Con fuchiR 1 Jt maxim you re far to Jesus Christ was with God in tho beginning and is older than Sen ecaQuestionYou say Jacob was the father of Joseph Does not Luke say HellAnswerHell was the iatlier in law of Joseph and was often called the father of Joseph according to the cus tom of that day QuestionThen are we to conclude that the socalled Inspired writers yielded to custom rather than facts Does not the same custom exist to day In writing a mans genealogy would we name tho father ln law and ay nothing of tho father No answe- rQuestionlsCbrlst of supernatural glnlIf so whydo not other writ s Mathew arid Luke make romiuent the fact of his miraculous lrtfi Did other writers knowing of this most important evidence of Christs divinity forget or neglect to record It In plain language Why does not Christ speak of it In plain terms When teaching In his ow country did not the people say he was tho carpenters son Did Christ contradict yDid not Philip a dlcl pie declare him to bo the son of Jos eph Is thero a word in the bible purporting to bo sanctioned by Mary pr Joseph which conveys the Idea r that Christ was not their son Luke says his parents went every year t i tho Jerusalem etc and when Christ tarried after the feast his parents know it not Did Luke mean Joseph and Mary or God and Mary Mary Bald Son behold thy father and I sought you sorrowing Did Mary think Joseph was the father of Christ or Vas silo practicing a deception AnswerJohn nnd Mark both de dare that Jesus was the Son of God the cntiro first chapter of John clares in unmistakable terms the dl vinity of Christ Mark declares him t be the son of God Had they said nothing about it that would not wenke- the accounts given in Matthew an Luke Thero is no denial of his divin ity Christ declares himself to be dl vine Read John ill 1820 v 2530 Ix 3537 xi 4C The people declar- him to be just what thep understood him to be From a human stand point Chris- was the son of Joseph Christ was both human and Divine and Mary kept those things In her heart for the people would not have understood her had she tried to explain She practiced no deceptio- nQuestionWhat did Mary keep her heart You say From a human standpoint Christ was the son of Joseph From a human standpoint do not all men have a earthly father You by your statement make no dls tinction between Christ and other men In John III18 do wo find more than the mere mention of the only begot ten son of God In John V26 Christ declares himself to bo the son of God in the 27th verse of tho same chapto- does he not declare himself to be the son of Man If Joseph was not tho father of Christ why give the genealogy o Joseph at all Why did they not give the genealogy of Mary In the so called genealogy of Christ from David down why do we find in Matthew only twontyslx generations while in Luke wo find fortyoneI Why does Matthew Ray the son of David Is Solomon whllo Luke gives Nathan Now explain the fact that tho account of Matthew and Luko agree only In tho words Salnlhlol mid Konohnhcl Why does Luko toll us that tho angel Gabriel wan sent by God to Mary to Inform her that she should conceive of tho Holy Ghost whllo tho story In Matthew Is that an angel of the Lord visited Joseph In a dream and Informed him that Mary to whom ho wan only betrothed had already conceived of the Holy Ghost Answer Matthew gives the genea ology of Joseph while Luko gives that of Mary ono from Solomon a son of David and the other from Nathan also a son of David there Is no tradiction In the account of Matthew and Luko and tho questioner knows It If ho Is honest Ho needs to read Josephus and It will set him right on Jewish genealogy QuestionYou say Matthew gives the genealogy of Joseph whllo Luke gives that of Mary that tho lines both start from David the descent to Joseph being through Solomon and that of Mary through Natthem Ac cording to the two accounts do not the two lines of descent run together In Salathlel and continue through Zorobavcl Then diverging do not the two lines continue separately un til the 25th generation when Joseph npears according to Matthew and does not Luke continue his accounts for 15 generations more before the ap pearance of Mary Remember tho two lines started front the same man David Would not this difference of generations between tho birth of Joseph and Mary make Joseph rather a superannuated husband If Luke gives the genealogy of Mary what about the 23rd verse of third Chap which reads as follow And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of ago being as was supposed the son of Joseph which was the son of Hell It Luko was giving the genea logy of Mary should not tho readIng- of this verse be as follows And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age being as was supposed the son of Mary which was tho daughter of Hell AnswerThere are none so blind as those who will not see As I haeI before said If the questioner will use more energy and read tho Bible for himself and read other histories as well ie will have no difficulty in un derstanding QuestionIs tho story of Christs miraculous conception and birth anything new Are there not more than a dozen others Was not Zoroaster born of Immaculate conception yfray from Divine Reason Pythagoras by a specter or Ghost of the God Apollo Christs mother is said to have been the Virgin Mary Was not Chrlshnas mother the Virgin Yosoda Was not andnChrlshna a carpenter Did no angels and shepherds attend the birth of both Infants Did not both heal the sick restore tthe sight cast out devils and raise the dead Were not both cru cified between two thieves Did not both descend Into hell rlso from the dead and ascend Into heaven Christ thoe Alpha and Omega the beginning and tho end Did not Chrlshna say am the beginning the middle and the end Does not tho Hindoo Bible say Chrlshna ascended Into heaven In tho sight of all men Does not our Bible teach that Christ ascended from Mount Olivet Also that he ascend dd from Bethany Luke xxiv 5051 also does not another writer tell us ho ascended without naming the place Mark xvl 1419 oWas It not for the little discrepan cies In the accounts of the ascension oupr lintdtho Hindoo Bible was written moro than three centuries before Christs time would we not say tho Hindoo storyeNo answer A letter Apocrytpha nennt hidden or ture Why did you not tell us all about It Why did you not tell us It meant those books which the first great Council of Nice 325 A D adopt ed by vote as a part of the Bible that later another Council rejected these fifteenthncentury another Council said by vote that these books were of the Inspired writings and properly belonged to the Bible You should have told us that our Protestant Bible has In its favor the decision of ono tho second great Council only whllo Catho lie Bible which includes these hooks has in its favor two the first and third great Eccelslastlcal Councils of thatrt you should mention tho disagreement of these Councils we would begin to wonder which was right and if after rail it might not be that neither was acted part of policy Had you told us about tho three mouths wrangle by that first Council a bed of uninspired moo how the many bootee were discussed pro and con how JoBophiin and other hanks only lacked n fow votes nf being adopted tin port of the Dibit how finally tho decision wax rondo by only a small majority vote would not all those base things liavo caused thinking numihera of your audience to wonder If snot all they have any right to bo hound by tho decision of this wrang ling body of uninspired men Had you told us all theso things wo then might hnvo naked you who were tho lending men In tho first great Council Would It not havo broken your heart to tell us that of tho party which succeeded In bringing about the adoption of the writings of their choice the ruling spirit was ConS stantino a man steeped in tyranny the muredcr of wife and son Then In contrast to this would you not havo been reluctant to tell us that on tho losing side the ruling spirit was Arias a man of whom so authentic n historian as Gibbon says The most Impllcable enemies of Arlus have ac knowledged tho learning and blameless life of that eminent Presbyter Did you fear that Information like this would cause us to wish the other tae tion had won In tho contest However It Is as It Is Tho books which today constitute our Bible were chosen by that Council but with never a thought of their Infallibility flat great honor being reserved for the ope Not until tho time of Mar tit Luther was papacy detroned from Us high position that of Infallibility Luther did a noble work In lowering papal authority but in a large degree defeated the good results of his work by maintaining that tho Bible Is the Infallible authority Compelled to accept this now condi tlon of things the theologians at once undertook to interpalato and so inter pret the Bible as to make it support doctrines maintained by them In this they might havo been successful had it not been for the Introduction- of science As progressive man vanced in scientific research he de parted from the teachings of the ble and his theological garments be carte misfits In tho back slits began to appear then rips longer and long er until finally the men who were causing the wheels of progress to roll on stepped entirely out of their suits So it was with Spencer that courag eous man who revolutionized the thought of tho world At his death not a thread of the old theological garment tainted hjs body The theologian fearing this out growing process would throw him out of a job began tho Herculean task oflJgatherW J merits arid1 refitting thenrtoTtS e wre fully developed man No sooaerldld the theologian pronounce his refitting process complete than progressive man began to outgrow his newly fined suit Thus it has been The eccesiastlcal authorities have succeeded In keeping a large percentage of mankind the uninformed unthinking and often tho thinking man whose mind was engag ed with other subjects neatly and much of the time comfortably clothed In me down garments from a theological junk shop So much of their time however has been taken up in trying to fit the growing man that the true mission of the church has been lost sight of The church being taxed to the limit to sup port itself has for the most part left the work of charity to lodges and un believers It is true that the best wo can now say is that the world progressed not because of but in spite of tho church Thero Is a reason for this Does It not seem probable that the mistake has been in trying to force upon tho people tho Bible a guide Is it not true that believing the teachings of that book divine theo logians have favored the burning of witches have themselves been polyp mists have upheld Intemperance and stoutly defended slaveryhuman slav cry that blighting curse to humanity that cankerous evil which reduced man said to have been created In Gods own Image to tho loyal of tho brute You say tho Bible does not teach these things Then most of the theo logians of a century ago and less were mostly tools Wo cannot say that the prevailing ideas of a few years ago upon tho subject of slavery and intemperance were duo to ignorance and faulty interpretation They can 1only bo attributed to tho fact that the teaeltthesorant when ho said To deny witch craft Is to deny Revelation Minis tors of the past null probably somq of today excuse the strong drink habit on tho ground that tho Bible does not condemn It Can wo call such min s tors ignorant when we find passagis of scripture like those GIve stro ig drink unto him that Is ready to pert h and wine to those that be of hea r hearts Let him drink and forgot poverty and remember his misery id moro ProvoxxxI C7 And th Jt shalt bestow that for what o aYor for sheep or for wine or for strafe drink Petit xlv 20 Drink no long or water lint use n little wIno etc Tim v 23 WIno that makoth glad tho heart of non civ Wino which chocrcth God end man Judges Ix 13cTho above passages moan Just what thoy say or nothing Why not bo hon cst and admit It Whllo dragged along by a moro pro gresslve element popo priest and preacher In their frantic efforts to carry along their Bible much of which had its inception In iniquity have Interpreted and rend between a the lines until today touch of tho scripture as explained means abso lutely nothing After duo consideration of how we come by our Bible how It has been Interpreted and reinterpreted how its teachings have stood In the way of progress how theologians have from time to time altered their creeds I as a tree born American citizen claim the inalienable right to read and ac cept or reject the things taught In the Bible just as would do with any other book I furthermore claim the right to reject absolutely all the ridiculously absurd teachings of self appointed expounders of the gospel whether they bo evangelist common preachers priest or popes Yours truly T P WEIR JUDGE LADDSOPINION IN THE CASE OF BILLARD VS BOARD OF EDUCATION State of Kansas County of Shawnee J B Blllard vs Board of Educa ioniThe plaintiff and his son were Free thinkers and as such did not believe in religious exercises the son was an attendant at this school plaIn- tiff was a resident and taxpayer pay Ing taxes for the support of the school Under rules of tho school the opening exercises consisted of reoI peating tho Lords prayer reading the 23rd Psalm from the Bible and other matter None of the pupils were re quired to take part In these exer clses but they were required to re train from regular study and keep qulot during such time son un der the supposed direction of his father refused to refrain from hip studies during such exercises for which he was expelled from the school until such time as he would cRmplY3v11hrlttlesJleaChialff nandamus against the school board o compel the reinstatement of on Judgment for the defendant iom which the plaintiff appealed to the Supreme Court Such are the lasts as I take them from the Truth Seeker of April 4th 1904 handed to by Albert Johnson with the request that I give an opinion in the case Further facts with the law and constitutional provisions bearing on the matters In controversy I take from the same paper Wereln the Court says The basis of plaintiffs grievance Is that the dally repltltlon of Lords praper and the 23rd Psalm is a form of religious worship to which he and Vis son are conscientiously opposed that to con ct such exercises In the public School which are maintained at pub tlic expense and to the support of which plaintiff Is a taxpayer is com pelled to contribute Is a violation of section seven of the Bill of Rights which reads as follows The right to worship God according to dlc tates of conscience shall never be In fringed nor shall any person be com polled to attend or support any form of worship nor shall any control of or interference with the rights of con clenco be permitted And also a vie latlon of section article which reads No religious sect or sects shall ever control any part of tho common school or university funds of iia State And alsq that It Is prohib ited by section General Statutes of 1901 which is as follows No sec tarian or religious doctrine shall be taught or Inculcated In any public school of city but nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit tho reading of the holy scriptures Court then says There can be no question of the correctness of tho legal premises of tho plaintiff Both our constitution and statutes prohibit all forms of religious wor ship or tho teaching of sectarian or religious doctrine In the public schools Section of tho Bill of Rights contains the following provis ion Nor shall any person be com polled to support any form of warship On this the Court comments as follows That Is no person shan bo compelled to pay tithes or taxes to secure or maintain a place whore any form of religious worship shall bo conducted nor shall any form of worship be conducted or any sectarian or religious doctrine be taught in anyplace supported by the Imposition o taxes Tho Court concludes by saying r 3lr Howovor there Is nothing In tho constitution which can ho construed na an Intention to oxoludo tho BillIe from tho public schools On a cursory examination of this airn thought thin Court was correct but on furthor reflection I havo changed my opinion Tho Court seemed to concede overy position taken by tho plaintiff and on this rendered a decision which I do not think Is sound law Tho plaintiff was a taxpayer ands such had n right to have his chll dren taught In n public school sup ported by a tax where no religious doctrine was taught or Inculcated and whero no form of religious worship was carried on It seems to me that the whole case turns on tho words no religious trine taught or inculcated and no form of religious worship carried on mostly on the two words religious of the General Stat utes above quoted excludes from such schools religious teachings and at the same time declares that noth- Ing In the section shall be construed- to prohibit tho reading of the holy scriptures which are defined to mean tho Old and New Testamentthe Bi bleThus by the terms of the section tho Bible may be read In the public schools It Is true as stated by the Court that there Is nothing In the constitution h e In direct terms which excludes the Bible from such schools But Is not the Bible arc ligious bosh devoted excluvely to re ligion and is not the reading of tho Bible the most and In fact the only direct way of teaching and Inculcat Ins Its doctrines Teach as defined s to Impart knowledge or Instruction to Instruct to communicate to How could this better bo done than by reading tho book Itself If reading the Bible In tho schools Is not de signed to Instruct what Is It read for It Is simply nonsense to say that the reading of the Bible In the schools s not Intended to teach Its religion- to the pupils As to word Incul eating used In connection with the word teaching Inculcate Is defined- to impress on to infuse Into the mind by frequent admonition In the case at bar this Blblo reading was repeated each day ground into the pupils mind every morning It seems to me that this statute is not only un constitutional but is self contradic tory The first part of the section prohibiting the teaching of religion htgattTrd E7heseeen d1ttwblch tacitly allows such religion to be taught by reading the Bible In tho this the worst feature In the case for oven allowing the section to be good law Its own provisions were violated In this case where the Bible was not read two devotional parts were selected and they alone were read each and every morning wen may the Legislature have taught that general reading of the Bible was Instructive and so allowed It to be read In tho schools but when the prayer and psalm alone are con tinuously read it becomes worship pure and simple This prayer and psalm printed In pamphlet form are often used by the churches not for instruction but in praise and adora ion of the Gods Tho dally reading of the prayer and psalm was never Intended other than a form of worship just what the con stitutional provisions were Intended to prohibit Such reading is in er sense of the word religious teach ings religious worship covered by the veil of Christian hypocrisy to thin to deceive any ono other than the Judges of the Kansas Supremo is Christian tactics In ambush ready to pounce on Its prey the ten der mind of the Infant It Is quite evident to my mind that the case was not duly considered by Supreme Court The concluding part of the opinion that because the Court did not find In the constitution In direct terms a provision shutting the Bible out of the public schools It could properly go there Is surface reading Even If the Bible could read e as the Court says In tho schools why dont they read It then Instead of selecting out two devotional parts of It and reading them and them on ly Tho decision Is not law It surface reasoning wen calculated to deceive one who Is not thoroughly read In fundamental principles of constitutions and constitutional laws PARISH B LADD Alameda Calif Jersey City N JA friend has sent me n copy of tho Blue Grass Blade I will subscribe for six months I love to help a good cause have printed a small book called tho Essence of Reason am n mater must do not believe the ghost an rib tragedy Please give mo tho ad dress of Dr WllsonJ A CAMP- f BELL AnswerDr J B Wilson E Fourth St Cincinnati O f t ROME CON CRESS FUND It Is tho desire that Dr R WIl represent American Freetljought at tho Worlds Congress of Freethink ors to bo held In nome Italy next September Dr Wilson Is president of tho National Liberal Party and Is eminently qualified to pnrtlnlpnto In tho deliberations at the Congress On his return from Rome ttc Doctor will write a hook embracing his exper loncfi sort proceeding of thp Con gress and It Is needles to speak of the Doctors versatility and ability to wrlto such a book The price of the hook will bo one veryhClvyable will subscribe for as many bookn as possible All money received Is deposited In Tae Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati and will be acknowledged through the Diane 1withceived by the Secretary of the Na tional Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Biuk Bldg Cincinnati 0 F E Vorachok Conway N D pd Ed Tobin Deer Lodge 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EXECUTION POINTS MISSOURI KANSAS ARKANSAS TEXAS INDIAN TERRITORY OKLAHOMA For dcldcrlpthOadnttorilmrongld dschednlee anal olhur needed pod RI1I1reu H McGUIRE 3B CINCINNATI OHIO i t QUESTIONS FOR REV R H BURNETT ANSWER In his discussion with the Editor t the Searchlight Rev R II II Burn ott nays Now my Brother In tho Issue of l t tourJournal tho charges aro rung up question If there bo n God why has ho not revealed himself me ask you dear Brother rIlet and upon what grounds you and your contributors Ignoro fact of God revealed and manifest in 4the Lord Jesus Christ- I believe It Is admitted that God is 4 Incomprehensible that his ways iro not our ways and that his ways are 4lIast finding out and SImoni des a Greek philosopher to his students who asked hIm to define what God is said The subject Is nhoro my com t truo at this day and time I should like to ask tho good nattured Mr Burnett how ho knows tho fact of God revealed and mani fest in tho Lord Jesus Christ Did Jesus do or say anything that made manifest the character of the incomprehensible Did Jesus reveal God to the philoso pliers of his age by putting money in u fishs mouth Is it worthy of tho manly reason to believe that deity the God of tho uni verso deferred the time 6000 years and then selected a carpenters son through whom he Intended to mani test and reveal himself to man f kind By what criterion are we to know edAnd when the Incomprehensible is reveal then to have this wonderful recorded In dubious writ trevelation are not considered hilt ors who are competent to A A BELL Madison Georgia t Comment It is of course encourag ing to have a preacher call an Infidel editor Dear BrotherIts a big provement on a little habit that the preachers used to have of cutting out the tongues and burning out the eyes of Infidels like Bro Shaw of t Searchlight But dear Brother Burns inustipertoinly know supposing him r boa man of ordinary common sense that such words as God manifesting himself in Jesus Christ are the mere clap trap and ad captandum TUlgur of his calling and do not prove any more about the existence of a God than the similar claims of Mohammed Joe Smith or Dowie or any more than the mummied bulls cats crocodiles and monkeys that we saw in prove the beautiful stories about thotI to God and Goddess Isis and Osiris the husband and wife that are so much more chaste and refining than theP story of Jehovah and his affaire damour with the Virgin MaryfThere Is not so much n fidel propagandist as there is inu Dear Brother Burnetts but there is far more self respectfeI have tried both and know when- of affirmSlRATIONALISM AND POLITICS II The Blue Grass Blade is tho organ all of tho National Liberal Party This party was temporarily organized in tho city of Buffalo In the autumn of 1901 and permanently organized In tho city of Cincinnati In January 1902 Its platform of principles contain Ing thirteen planks was drafted by to C C Moore Mrs Henry Mr Wyscar 104 ver Mr FrazIer J M Anderson and William Carroll A wiser and bettor commltteo In my Judgment could not have been sel ected In the United States and with the single exception of The Declaration of Independence I know of no other public document that was ever issued for tho consideration of man kind that contains grander truths and of principles than tho platform of tho Natural Liberal Party drafted by this the great committee and unanimously adopted by a largo and representative convention of cultured Freethinkers full The political duties and obligations then of every Rationalist in the United tho States are clearly set forth in this sub tnin lime document which teaches everyman and woman that war except In llko self defense Is a terrible evil and that It Is tho solemn duty of every Its Freethinker to labor for universal his peace among men and nations and to oppose by every legitimate means any political that sseeks by war to fasten tho their religious or political views upon other people or Nations It would be utterly impossible in the very nature of things for any man rlago rjnan to be a Rationalist and ally since bin elf or herself with any political party that favors wars of conquest a and tho subjugation of states Tho elevation and happiness of the Fu bJ it human raco Is tho paramount object of Frop Thinkers and this end cnn only achieved by enlightened reason and as Rationalism consists In dos votion to this highest court of appeal It Is perfectly absurd and idiotic for nay one claiming to bo n Free Think er to oppose the exorcise of freedom In tho discussion of politics or any ofother subject that concerns tho wel faro of humanity- To bo a Rationalist a man must bo tree from prejudice ho must bo free from party bins ho must oppose the beverage department of tho liquor traffic ho must regard all men as his gOdoIhosent of the governed he must iso every legitimate means within his power to emancipate woman from tho bondage of ecclesIasticIsm he must lobar for tho establishment of a pure democracy and use all tits power to overthrow every species of arlsto cracy ho oust lava liberty and work diligently to overthrow every form of slavery ho must advocate freedom of tho press freedom of speech and freedom of thought ho must advocate the vitally Important political doc trine that all money must be Issued by tho government he must believe In und practice tho sanctity of mar rlago to one woman ho must oppose with all his might tho union of church and state ho must constantly seek to break down and destroy every fash- Ion custom ceremony and instltuti among men that is not sanctioned by reason He must uncompromisingly wage n war of extermination against all holy books and divine revelations and against every species of Super naturalism ho must bo truo to him self and perfectly tolerant to all who differ from him ho must constantly apply the torch of reason to every question and to every subject at GAL NINE BLADE concerns the happiness of the human race oven though it destroys all hisare preconceptions and smashes all his man or any woman who not cheerfully and enthusiastically comply with these demands of Ratio Iechurch AN IGNORANTl CHRISTIAN PHYSICIAto N Defends LlqUor Drinking From theI Bible Printed as Writtene His Own Headlines Are as Follows The Naked Truth Unmasked You Can No More Destroy Wine Than You Can Lust That Lurks In the Kiss of Love Of all Tyrany religious tyrany Is to worst Provo all things hold fast the good Genesis 27 28 therefore o God give the fatness of the earth andcl of corn and wine NuA 18 All the best of the oil and all tho bee the wine and the wheat tho first of them which they shall offer the ordNum 28 7 And tho drink offering thereof shall bo tho part of an hln for tho one lamb thee wIno to bo poured unto tho Lord for a drink offering what would the Lord except as an offering Rellg lonest If God was a Prohlbltlonest Samuel 19 And David dealt to the People even among the whole multitude as well to the women as men to every ono a cako of bread a good Piece of flesh and n flagon of to wine Judge 13 And the tins said or unto them should leave my wIno which cheereth God and man and go be Promoted over tho trees Ps And wIno that maketh the heart glad and bread which strengthen mans Heart Prov Give strong drink unto hint ready to Perish andm wIno to those of a Heavy Heart AIII feast is titanic for laughter and wIno maketh merry there Is Bible quota the tlon Prohlbltlonest And the Liquor question like tho Negro question has agitated not only the fanatic hut those and moro trnnqulll minds but every science creations dawn every science Human Race has turned Its face toward tho unknowen future every eclenco Noah celebrated his success can voyage with n glorious spree mill cursed Ham When women gets balot she will strike at the bun and Head she will destroy DIs law tlllery and Breworys of the landnot tho little fools that would try to destroy tho mlsslslpi River by doming up middle It finds now outlets For law own naked deviltry Every since David said the Lord maketh tho Herbs to grow and wIne that maketh heart glad Every since Jesus chrIst by tho request of the Virgin Mary turned the water In to wine and furnished tho beverage for the Mar sells feast of cans of Galileo every is Paul said to tho weak Minister other Tlmohty to drink No longer water but slon little wine for thy stomach sake get every since socrates the great Phllo fifes sopher brought Philosophy from the l llll lLltJ Heavens to tho earth and Punctured every Gas bag and drank more wIno than any man In Athens every wince confucus whoso wisdom and Prf icl pies only by chrIst Himself anti yet live on Rico and wIno and dltd a Ripe old ago every since Martin Luther wrested tho sceptre from cnth oloclsm throno and drunk moro b and married a nun every since the world began Wine and licentiousness stunted In Rnco to gather and you can no moro atop flow of wine for mankind then you can check tho thrilled and thrilling darts shot from the quiver woven with tho glad shut tlo of Jove that fills tho world with all that beautiful and that music whIchI fills all tho world with Joy that and Reechoes and with Its Rich sym phoneys vibrates from earth to hcnv en and yet Is blighted with lust you cannot deny that tho most Intellectual men of tho world such men as Luther confucus socrates and Jesus christ Himself tho man Jesus whom none spoke like Him whom is the Joy of earth tho hope of Heaven was not an Prohlbltlonest but In his day was n Reformer and In his tlmo an unbe lelver Tho Highest light of intoll ual grandeur whom did moro for tho world than any Prohlbltlonest but was called wIno blbers and gluttons Pro hlbttlon does not Prohibit It Is trary to Reason contrary to chriat alesfor gy or any other lofty ology and Is no doxology- on McKlnloy a noble n moung no ble was no ProhIbItion est Abraham Lincoln once said Ho did at ono tlmo say he kept a Hotel and in It was a bar and while he handed Liquor on ono side Douglas his opponent to It In from the other the Preachers town tried to unload their whisky on to tho Governors shoulders but polln tics Is all ready loaded Tho ministers j said It cost the church to much w you say Jesus paid It all then take to Jesus I see where many Preach alienating a way wives bet ter take a cocktalo two to one then break up a Home Tho Place in in his Pulpit not chasclng round like satan running to and f nseekIng whom they may devour they liable to get contaminated with Hells microbes and Infect some flock that are want to folio their good sheppard The preachers place If any where Is In lifting men and women up in tho qu ties of Jesus chrIst the Highest of moral beauty and to build up char aster not to get yoked in with tho very devil you aro glvelng Hell Stay your pulpit and Preach Jesus not John Calvin whoes crtl un loveing Nature would make a Hell lstbe self Christ died Praying for his cne mys John Calvin burned his at the stake and Constantino the founder of n creeds or who sot In office at thely council of Nice murdered His a1 o and son Its strange we are Indebted murderers for some of our Religion And the Heart of man must be right of before you can govern his belly the great teacher said In that which goeth Into tho mans tmonth deflleth not the man that which cometh out from tho Heart cometh cln to the Pure all things are Pure I have taken notice tho man to with the least brains the more law hn wants enacted to Protect what scatp terlng tow ho Ilnstho least soul a man has got more russ ho make shout getting It saved and tho larger and moro complicated tho church pol mo Icy ho wants to Insure his little soul an from future fire and It would he top tough to burn the larger tho bras and larger the soul tho moro Lit crty and freedom Is granted and give I er others Tho great mysterious Pov i or whom wo call God never give man an Intelligent organ of thought nIl then eternally dnmd that soul t eternal Moll fire for an honest thought fear creeps and crawlscourag stands erect and thinks Hypocracy kept Ignorance un Its knees Religion all tho thumb screws of tortuni Infamy the Inquisition was tho Inspiration of tho Bind whom wo calf Prince of Hell Love never Dr brcthed It much less ever dreamed It Lovo is the mother of all the beaut Ifnj grand and Love Is the God a hove belief seated upon tho Highest thron6 that makes tho eye to sparkle with gladness and Heart to Pulsate with Joy Tyranny never did never da subject tho world When the Pro hlbltlon Party can find other than boozing sheriffs and tippling Judgtti of drunken Jurors to enforce and Indict Punishment on those view Prohibition with the Jackals tutes Hyenas run It then will I Join tM Prohibition Party lint to day the liquor and Prohibition amend Is but tho ruled Rcndesv6us for Grafts and Grafteva has whoso Judass betrays for thirty cents Doodler and boodle It Prohibition view Party and liquor low wants to bo n mnnlthatthe man that drinks If either life low down one Just as good as the an Jesus chrIst taught moral sua stand and appeald to mans Hearts you Ity Mans Heart right and his Appe but will tako taro of Itself of Prohibition cranks and religious fa r ij IiiDOLJL Ill l notice tho zeal of your house has oat on you lipOro burns you nocd not bo fool enough to scratch your brain or stomach with n hot Iron strychla kills you nell not rat It whisky mid alcohol In excess Injures you need not niuko n fool of your self coffee pro daces often Heart disease and ear ash and disordered stomach you need not drink It like a hog drinking swill Jesus chrIst whether ho was divine or only a creature was tho highest Ideal of Manhood and greatness and Ho taught temperance In all things Ho drank wIno and mingled in tho com pony of women and blessed little chll drcn as they sat on his knee Ho did not teach Hypocrasy or fraud but ho exposed It so tho Religious world of that day with their priestcraft and help of tho Roman soldiers and Rome tho Historic Robbers of tho world murdered Him and chrIst said Lovo ono a nother And by his lesson taught the world was mans to enjoy to eat and drink but keep tho Heart Pure whisky does not mako n man mean It only brings to tho surface what lies in the Heart Bo a man toaster of your self BetsJ H KERN M D CommentThat is kind of a man that damages tho Infidel cause and gives to Christians some excuse saying Infidels are Ignorant and ImmoralI this Dr Kern passed for an Infidel In his community and there Is In what ho says a little that sounds like Infidelity but tho man Is a be hover In tho Bible and quotes it as au thority for liquor drinking and he Is a hisofrace tact that Jesus mado and drank poor Is urged as a reason why others do soe11may ItDr Kern Is a Christian and an apol rsoglst for liquor drinking as Christians universally are and we should not recognize any such man as being raNobody doubts that Dr Bowles Is pubsreon Alcohol show lulu to be a scholar opotvposed to Kern That tho Bible and Jesus Christ do liquoralmen women are therefore opposed to tho Bible and Christianity for of all tho Immor alities countenanced and by tho Plbin and the lea none hoe done so much human race and is now supportedI much as liquor drinking nothing against which and women should set their faces than tho It Tho Prohibition of the liquor trot fic had it been properly conducted would havo been ono of tho grandest all purposes advocated by anybody but saw In it as the trotttJSnnllayspassage of Sunday laws to force tho people to comp to church and to pao preachers the money they were paying to saloon keepers so that preachers and their henchmen soon got into got Into possession of the Prohibition party and Christian Prohl e blllonlsts and drunken officials put is In the penitentiary because I was Infidel and all fair peoplo can see that tho Christian Prohibitionist ii Just as dangerous a man as tho Chris tlan saloon keeper Christian distill Christian brown Christian Judge anybody else that is a Christian usetbeter TiloveCana of GallleoItlOPEN LIBRARY ON SABBATH my Ramsay of Louisville Says Views On Sunday Deportment ShouldUI1 Be Liberalch From CourIerJournalof Preaching at the Church of the Messiah yesterday morning on SunSII thyOught to Bo Wide Open the Rev Dr William H Ramsay declared In favor opening the now free library on until Sunday He pleaded for a moro liberal of the Sabbath and what constl violations Ho said Tho Puritan Sabbath sentiment that moro American Protestantism so long almost disappeared There Is a powerful reaction toward a liberal of Sunday A largo number of for people are asking In what way the Sunday institution Is related to tho higher Interests and needs of modern life If Sunday Is to hold Its place as as institution of civilization It must not upon any arbitrary author All of church or boos or tradition broadbased upon tho actual need tho mans life and regulated by the changing conditions of human society voting i I I JII1fli ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD TWO FAST 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LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY Theres Room for Success In the Great Southwest Have you ever considered the great advantage of this feature of tho Southwest plenty of elbow room where three five oven ten acres may be had at tho price of a slngl ncr In your homo section Its worth considering especially when the great productive worth of tho land Is taken Into account Its a wonderfully fertile section There is no better agricultural section In this country and farms Texassimplybecauseoverlook an opportunity of this kind Our illustrated booklets will give you the particulars In detail If not Interested yourself write nelgnborsMention this Paper GEO H LEE PA Little Rock H McGUIRE P COWARD JOLLY CINCINNATI OHIO Sunday has a vital relation to thre fundamental needs of man rest r cuYtinuunique relation that It does today t needs Progress In mechanical and the spirit of Justice nn brotherhood will insure n much wid r margin of time to tho masses of tho people for tho higher uses of life and the means of culture will not be tho monopoly of the few but tho oppor faulty of tho many Sunday is prominently the workIngmans day It the symbol of his natural rights tc rest and relaxation This was the es SabIwas a against flu gree and Inhumanity that would m slavetState must continuo to protect men in the exer PerpetualIlabor and gives us an Inferior manhood State has no right to legislate as how men shall use their opportun I may spend my Sunday as I pleura so long as I do not dloturb nlcghbors or Interfere with their rights Recreation Is a fundamental need of life Sunday is tho only day which tho toiling masses get a for relaxation or to feel that they aro human souls and not parts a great machine Many people take lhelr pleasures unwisely and make a day of dissipation But ey dont know any bettor way opportunities of rational Sunday amusement have been Very limited recently The democratic Com monwealth that Is coming will make larger provision for tho recreation and uplifting of all Its 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