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Digital page images are linked to the text file. r rJ J t1 f IIP z I J BLUE GRASS BLADEIEDITED n BY A HE A T ParJer 3Tl1f1Jl8ST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 4 YEAR IN ADVANCE SeptotYPUME LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY JUNE 19 E M 304 100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE issue for one year 100 f In clubs of five NEW subscribers 60 cents each 260 for five J toiTerms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 160 I Five New subscribers sent one year for 260- 3Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the if Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky II When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old as well as the new addresa t When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old subscriber The address slip on the paper will mw of subscription and tiTVjlflTiittai1Ttt angea adon as the subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication are not discontinued at expiration unless so ordered oy the subscriber The courts invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers ceived until the paper is plld for InI full up to date and ordered discontinued Office of 166 W Short 8tI Lexington Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexington Ky as Second Class Mall Matter- Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 t THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED 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 Ido not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudice against this liquid have to do Is to think of the the suicides of the Insan rodeathsof poverty of the Ignorance of j the distress of the little children tug ping at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for I bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing J And 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 alcoholl INGERSOLL IKeep Church and State forever parahGRANTI no sense whatsoever is this gov IIn founded WASHINGTON upon the Christian divorce between Church and IThoshould be absolute Garfleld rWANTEDThe name and address of every tamer In the S that has a drilled cased well or contem plates having one put down Mills ft ROM Co well specialists Me Wras lati llpI if l r ny9 d SATOLLI TO DINE WITH ROOSEVELT T And Secretary of War Taft Cardinal Gibbons It Is Said Will Accord fpany the Pre te f Baltimore Md Juno 11 Francis Cardinal Satolll prefect of tbA Congre gation of Studies in Rome J reached Baltimore today Tonight is tho guest of James Cardinal Gibbons with whom he will spend a tBffhday The vIsit of Snt011l eed siderable speculation y ns his Itinerary when palefde lic did not include It is believed that OConnell realized that Satolll de a mis take in publicly slighting Cardinal Gibbons and finally prevail on him to pay his respects to the Baltimore saythatture but this is taken wi h a grain of salt tho true object of thlo mission It is alleged being to en eavor to establish a nunclator in Washington thereby establishing diplomatic rela tions between tho United States and the Vatican- It 4 has been learned toWhit that Satolll will dine in Washliwxm one night probably next week Kth Pres tJheWar Taft It is understood that Sa tom was made to understan that these functions could only become possible by having Cardinal Gibbons as one of the guests and ft is now a part of the program for Caudinal bons to be present at both ho Roose velt and Taft dinners EJatolll will leave here Sunday afterno n for New York and will begin a wart of his Western tour Monday- CommentThe Liberals jf the coun try should keep their eye on tho visit of Satolll The Catholic church has been trying to get this coy atry to send a minister to Rome and ave one of numIberurrh the n nniinity traIIAu pcceedIout or they wig The above clipping Is from the Sundays Cinclnnat Enquirer You will see that while if Is short notice is given out as a neys item not a word of objection raised and no comment made in trl press not withstanding it is clear every one just what Satolll is here pr At the last election Kinl6y the Republican powers tl g6 wore andI portuned by tho church Bod the thomlMcKinleystood the church off bu as he could not bl elected without Catholic vote and as It was dlsaided they had to buy it I have seen where wpubHcans themselves have stated th t that elec tion cost the Republican party 30 000000 Just how much CatholicI church got no ono knows bly from ono to five mllllc Now it is at work a tin atlhls coming election Satolll is q dlno with Roosevelt and Secretary aft Taft as you remember vas sent to Rome in the capacity of Ambassador by Roosevelt for which a t Roosevelt ought to have boen Impea tIed Hard ly a paper in the country laid a word when Roosevelt put out a feeler as to what the people would s But ho had to do it Ihe Catholic club was suspended over mis head It la suspended now It is Hither send an Embassador to Rome or shell out your millions If you want Ho bo elect edTaft Is training as Ro lAvells successor Ho told a lot f plain lies about the good done b he Catholic priests in the Phllippln when every one knows that the co stant wars there was duo to them extortion bru tality and vice Be sure that Rome wllllget either some mighty strong tnd sure prom ises from Roosevelt or an enormous slice of the Republic n campaign fund Roosevelt after om o is conscience less Let every American bb on guard or Rome will acc her object and American liberty will trail in tho mire of tyranny and beastly bigotry The closer I look Into public affairs tho more I conclud that the only way for an American patriot to vote is to first find out wlr and pluto crats want and whit they are for and then just vote tho opposite MORE ABOUT JULIAN RENFRO In addition to what I havo printed about Julian Renfro the Chicago Even Ing Americans account adds the fol lowing Ron fro regained his normal strength rapidly but did not speak nor could ho hear Realizing that ho had boen stricken deaf and dumb and believing that his challenge to God brought on his affliction friends sum mooed Rev W S Jacoby assistant pastor of Moody Church The clergy man called and engaged in a written conversation with Renfro apart of lJ 1JJJiijt l which is reproduced word for word as taken from tho original notes God loves you wrote tho pastor on tho tab- What did you do Did you believe what you said What do you think about It To which Renfro answered- I didnt believe there was a God I believed what I said but now I am satisfied that there is a God and that I am wanted in his service Now Believe In God Why do you believe there Is a God Because I said that I would not be Hove thero was unless I was stricken deaf and dumb A flash from His countenance struck me downa look from His eye which was a flash of fell you to the floor you now believe In I Tho minister told Renfro that God was sending him a warning and the youth replied In writing- I feel that way about it and think that I shall remain this way until I have prepared to work for Him My life is now His to use as Ho sees fit I shall go home and apply all my time in learning of Him and when I am fit to do His work I shall be all right ANGEL VISITSRENFRO MAN WHO WAS STRICKEN DEAF AND DUMB IN CHICAGO WRITES OF VISION CERTAIN HE WILL RECOVER Believes his Afflictions of Divine Origin and That the Cure Will be the Same INew Orleans June6UAt the time my hearing I saw a beautiful JghM PAR corner Qfthprpnr Ityminded me of lightning In tho midst of this light there appeared an angel I remember the scene perfectly The vision lasted for a few moments only then disappeared as suddenly as it came byIdeaf and dumb in Chicago last Tues day immediately after he had express ed disbelief in tho existence of God Renfro is at the home of B A Barrow 2003 Seventh street He will go to Shreveport where his mother lives in a few of Affliction- In further description of his exper ience he wrote- I told my friends that unless the God they believed In would strike me deaf and dumb I would not believe there was one Almost as soon as I finished the sentence the power of speech was taken away from me and a few minutes afterwards I was able to hear anything my friends were saying nor was I strickened so sud denly that I hardly know what had happened I tried to address my friends but that was Impossible and since that day I have been unable to hear or utter a word- Believes In God Now I am sure there Is a God and havo every reason to believe that God wants mo to work for him From now on I shall spend my life In His ser viceI am confident of getting all right- i believe my powers will be returned to me through the same source from which I was relieved of them Renfro said he would not consult a specialist not try any other way to secure scientific relief from his afflic tion He was asked regarding a state mont In a Shreveport dispatch to the effect that ho was greatly affected by tho crow of the cock He wrote In answer that ho was extremely ner vous at times but did not remember when tho cry of a rooster had any effect on his nervous system While I am of a nervous nature ho wrote I cannot be shaken as easily at that Owensboro KyYou will see by tho enclosed clipping under the same headlines the brutality of two hu man fiends one black and the other whlto and a father who kills his child and a preacher at that can tnat hideous anyIthingare ripe preacher Is the worse of the twain W L COPPERSMITH I MRS HENRY ADDRESSES THE READERS OF THE BLADE ON DR WILSONS TRIP TO ROME The time is rapidly approaching for tho convening of tho International Freethought Congress which meets In Home Italy In September The Na tional Liberal Party with the Blado for Its organ Inaugurated a move ment for tho Liberals of tho United States to bo represented at tho Con gress and Dr J B Wilson of Cincin nati Ohio one of the ablest Liberals on either side of the Atlantic was unanimously selected as the represen tative of Freethought in America The plan to raise the funds for thlIextensive trip and Important was that Dr Wilson was to write a book giving the proceedings of tho Congress and his impressions of status of Freethought as exhibited at this Congress It was hoped that at the low price of enough copies of the book would be subscribed for to publish the work and defray the penses of the trip As the time for the Congress Is so near it is evident that the subscriptions for the book will not be sufficient to carry out the original plan Tile last published account of the treasurer the fund shows that 590 books have been subscribed for with only 29790 paid in In other words copies of Dr Wilsons book have been subscribed for and 297 have been paid for and Mr Morris Sachs the treasurer has the latter amount on de posit In the Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati Ohio It will bo readily seen that the pub lication of a book In connection with this proposed trip with the funds on hand or likely to be sent is an utter impossibility If lCOO copies of tho book at 100 per copy had been subscribed for the expenses of the trip could have been defrayed and Rationalistic literature would have been enriched by one of the most valuable works of our time as no man in the Liberal ranks Is so well fitted this gigantic task as Dr Wilson He is one of the clearest thinkers and Strongest writers of his day and so teen an observer that nothing at thl neat Ooneress of Ha JITs nchIIanthe discusses and his unselAUV Jntlr ing and fearless championship of Ra tionalism should excite the admira tion gratitude and support of Freethinkers everywhere I feel sure that no delegate to the Rome Congress will command greater attention and respect for his ability than Dr Wil son and that he will honor the cause of Freethought In America equally as much as Freethinkers of the United States will honor him by sending him as a delegate Since the publication of a book with the small amount that has peen sub scribed is Impossible for tho honor of our great cause and that American Rationalists may not be unrepresented at the Romo Congress propose to the subscribers of this fund that all the persons who have subscribed tb this fund send in their subscrip tions at once to Treasurer Morris Sachs Atlas Bank Building Cincinnati Ohio and that tho be used to defray the expenses of Dr Wilson to tho Rome Congress with the un derstanding that he write a series of articles on the Congress and all points bearing on it from notes taken on the trip such articles to be con tributed to the Blade on his return from Rome Even 590 will be a small sum to pay the expenses of this trip and gather all tho information necessary I am sure that educative and entertaining articles Dr Wilson would give us would be worth ten times tho amount each one subscribes Let all tho subscribers to the Rome Congress Fund signify their willing ness or unwillingness to adopt the plan herein suggested by sending at once a postal card with their assent of dissent to Treasurer Morris Sachs Atlas Bank Building Cincinnati O If American Freethinkers are to bo rep resented at tho Rome Congress some decision must be reached In the next two weeks- I personally submit this plan of sending a delegatq to Rome without consulting Dr Wilson or tho omcers or members of the N L P Let all subscribers attend to this matter at once so a decision can be arrived at If this plan Is accepted let all subscribers to the fund pay In their subscriptions at once to tho honor of mental liberty let not America be unrepresented at the Rome FreethouRht Congress JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky ANOTHER SUGGESTION If the above plan to send Dr Wil son to Rome be adopted I further suggest that just before his departure a Romo Congress edition of tho Blade bo issued printing the credentials of Dr J B Wilson President of tho Na tional Liberal Party testifying that ho is tho regularly appointed delegate of American Freethinkers h tho Con gress bearing tho greetings of the Liberals of tho United States In their coworkers in other lands In this Is sue lot the Blade publish a list of ull tho Froothought publications In Amer Ilea giving the location and name of of each one also the names of all Liberal organizations with names of officers Articles of greeting and Information regarding the status of Freothought in America will bring the workers of all lands In touch with each other strengthen the cause and renew the courage of the workers- It seems to me that it is peculiarly fitting that the Blade that has fought so heroic a battle for Freethought for 20 years should get out such an issue and peculiarly fitting too that Dr Wil son who for the great cause has as it were at times Stood on the burning deck When all but him had fled Should bear this issue across the seas and distribute several hundred copies of it to the delegates at the Rome Freethought Congress This idea may not be worth any thing but I send It on just as It oc curs to meJOSEPHINE K HEVRY Versailles Kentucky DR WILSONS FRIENDS ARE REQUESTED TO RE MIT THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS AT ONCE Shall Dr J B Wilson represent American Freethinkers at the coming Freethought Congress of the world And Is it a physical Impossibility to raise a fund of one thousand dollars for that purpose Let the reader decide for himself As to the sentiments by Dr Wilsons friends in Cincinnati would say that It Is the consensus of opinion that tho Doctor shall go to Rome and that a thousand dollars ought and can be raised We now have about 300 in the bank and about 50 in the Blade office We still have 300 to collect from those who have subscribed and if they will remit the amount of their subscription at once there is no ques tion but that Dr Wilson will be able to make the trip and publish the book on his return If the three hundred subscribers will remit at once I will guarantee to raise one hundred dollars in Cincinnati in addition to former subscr 750 and I am surf receive the other 25wtore the Doctors return ft Hence it ought to be an esc fact that tho President of the No Liberal Party will be able boa make the Journey and publish we ask now is for the subscrib ers who have not paid the respective amount of their subscription to do so at once and if possible to get their friends to subscribe and remit SACHSI O ROME CON- CRESS FUND It Is the desire that Dr J B son represent American FreethoiJfeht at the Worlds Congress of Freethink ers to be held In Rome Italy nextI September Dr Wilson is president of the National Liberal Party and Is eminently qualified to participate InI the deliberation ar the Congress On his return from Rome the Doctor will write a book embracing his exper ience and proceedings of the Con cress add it Is needled to speak of the Doctors versatility and ability to write such a book The price of the boor will he one dollar and as the expense will be very heavy it is hoped that all who are able will subscribe for as many books as possibleAll received Is deposited In Tao Central Trust and Safe DtDoalt Company of Cincinnati and will be acknowledged through the Blade Contributions and subscriptions with and without money will be re ceived by the Secretary of the tional Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Bank Bldg Cincinnati O Condition of Fund Total Subscriber 661 00 Amount In bank 300 Amount sent to Blade 50 00 John McGlnnls Lawrenceburg Ky 125 pd J L Peebles Tltuts vllle Pa additional J H Alcorn Titusville Pa R F Smith What comb Wash A E Wright What comb Wash W L Miller What comb Wash C Senior Whatcomb Wash J M Carnahan Whatcomb Wash Louis Kolb Cincinnati 0 Dr T J Bowles Muncie Ind ad ditional N W Noble Cincinnati Chas Watts Chllllcotho 0 Dr A W Nelson Cincinnati 0 W H Morrow Ada 0 pd Jno Gauel Kenton 0 pdE B Lockhart Eas tabuchlu Miss pd B McClanahan Eastabuchle Miss 5 pd H T Raff West Liberty 01 pd W J Trenham Alexandria Minn pd Thos Duell Idana Kas pd THREATS HURLED AT THE POPE BY ITALYS PREMIER IN THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES CHURCH WARNED TO KEEP HANDS OFF POLITICS t HEATED DEBATE ON THE VISIT OF PRESIDENT LOUBET Provokes bold Utterances From the theyAuthorities Rome May 30The Chamber of Deputies was crowded today to hear the discussion on tho interpellation of tho attitude of tile Government toward the Vatican protest against President Loubets visit SIg Mazza Republi can called the note of the papal Secre tary of State Merry del Val a perfect insult Ho recalled that the Popo atroTclousHis Holiness had now risen against a King who according to the Vatican had stolen the pontifical patrimony designating His Majesty as a usurper The note therefore was a declaration of war iktakeinvasion of the church into the king doms affairs The Government had forgotten all pride and the national dignity in answering the Vatican Insuit by giving hospitality to Cardinal Swampa when the King on Saturday wept to Bologna The Government permitted the people of France to de fend Italian rights partiesjo tied The Vatican 1ft1Ythat r+ bF14iallstill it braying Laughter flgnor Guercl continuing said that aly had less to fear from the papacy than other countries Being near the preparationsed that the Popo who In his career 1 before he became Pontiff saw appre i elated and profited by Italian unitytshould now as Pontiff have as his Inifforeigner Intican note naturally was not commun t icated to the Italian Government France had answered as she thoughtIbest The affair fItalya tho King of Italy but the effect produced was such that they must be ex tremely glad of the existence of that phrase as it had offered Premier Combes the opportunity to make a statement so flattering to Italian patriotismCheers For Combes The crowded galleries rose and ap plauded for five minutes crying Viva Combes Signor Glellttl said that the note contained the usual protest which tho Vatican has been repeating for 34 years Italy has no reason to change her policy She does not fear the In vasion of the congregations as she has laws to protect herself If these laws aro sufficient she will make new ones To fear that the country cannot protect itself against the influences of for eign congregations It to insult Italians The state and the church must bo as two parallel lines which never meet Both must enjoy liberty It will be worse for the church on tho day sho illegally interferes in tho affairs of the state concluded tho Premier Rev Whitsett formerly of tho Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville seems likely to occupy the presi dency vacated in tho University of Tennessee by Dr Dabney who is to succeed Dr Ayres at Cincinnati Whltsltt was fired out of his posi tion in Louisville because of his hon esty A lody In Pog Fennell precinct who is supposably a good Presbyter tau said of Whltsltt that tho only charge tho Baptist had against him was that ho wont to Jerusalem and came back and told the truth about it ji 1 n 41 WII 1 SPIRITI FRUIT IINEW CHRISTIAN CULT WHICH IS NOW NEWSPAPERS THE TALK OF THE m Universal Love NonResistance and Common Ownership of All Things I Including Wlfo and Child the Cardinal Principles illYouhave all no doubt been reatllm ut the Spirit Fruit cult with rw headquarters at Lisbon O The mn if Jorlty of Presidents Generals great tti men and great things generally come I from Ohio Mormonism first took root In Ohio and now we have Spirit t Fruit Jacob Ben hart Is tho Father Pan and Holy Ghost of this new addl to or rather new edition of purl and undefiled Christianity His Is not entirely new brand but he claims rcf have discovered the squlntessenci of the Christian life The papers are making a big sensa tlon out of It and It Is the talk of the countryfD amusing part of It Is that they have not been able to tack the sensa b tlon on to Infidelity Socialism and an arch for Bellhart claims that Spirit Fruit Is tho true Christian life Bellharts society Is called The t Spirit Fruit Society and he edits a monthly paper called Spirit Fruit He has established hendnuarters on a i hundred acre farm near Lisbon Ohio The farm Is under a fine state of cult t vatlon and the houso is a mansion of fourteen rooms Hero live ten men 1anll as many womenand one child tii a niece of Bellharts who Is called the love child tt The type of government Is commun al What Is mina Is yours whether It i be money wife husband or child iti Some Remarkable Statements Investigation has so far brought out tsome remarkable facts in connection with tho Spirit Fruit farm Not the least remarkable of these are some of statementsJSpirit Fruit jfarm Is nobodys property It belongs whole world 3Hedeclares that In the spirit of hit itheller which ho hopes to make unlver wife Is your wife your wife WIshis wife his children your children t your children his children Ire affirms that It Is wrong to resist want to nunch off his head k1will not raise a hand to stop you rHesays that on the Spirit Fruit the members are free to choose any one they like and that they all J love each other just the same r e i extrenitnconvention I f ho persoi of Evelyn Gladys Bell F known as the Love Child This blu eved little tot Is the child of Bellhart sister Marv Bell hart and Ralph Ga breath both present members of th colony Tho parents are not mnrrie nor do they desire marriage Taco Bellhart explaining that they do not care to selfishly confine their love tr t one person but desire to live the life of universal love A Varied Career Bollhart Is a native of this country- r7 years of age and his parents were German Lutherans After having spent t several years In Kansas ho became a Seventh Day Adventist preacher at thr ago of Two years later he fel that ho was needed for something els and went to Battle Creek Mich where ho took a course In nursing ir the sanitarium It was here that h conceived the notion of healing by prayer but after effecting several cures by that method he was ordered 1toleave the place Ho then devoted himself to an investigation of mental science Christian Science Theosophy the Protestant and Catholic religions and then single tax Socialism and litical economy From these Investigations he decld ed that most people were living on false piano and that tho entire social economic and political systems are raIse and unjust Ho says he came in to consciousness of having no will of his own and decided that the unlvers is only a manifestation of spirit that man only acts through himself the ur Iversal will He recognizes the one universal law of love to which all terlal things are subject and main tams that tho moment an indlvldua will Is asserted antagonisms aro creat ed Tho cult recognizes no persona God Christ and Mary Magdala Bell hart illustrates and proves his propositions by the Christlife altho ba makes no pretentlons of being a reincarnation of Christ or a prophe of any kind The peculiar thing and the one claiming greatest interest in this cult is Its sex relation The public and Christians In particular are horrified over Its free love tendencies Bellhart disclaims tree bye In the abstract but admits that it is allowable In persons who have advanced to tho stage of what he calls universal lovo He says that universal love was the teach ing and practice of Christ and ho Is astonished that Christians should be at all surprised at his stand as It is Identical to that of Christ He illustrates this in the relation of Christ to Mary Magdala the love ex isting between whom he says was identical to thQ Spirit Fruit brand now advocated by himself And we Infidels standing aside and gazing up on these phases of Christian manifes tatlon aro compelled to wonder at Christian inconsistency for we know that If Christ were to come now to this country and make a gospel tour with Mary Magdala her character bpI ing known as that of a common titute not a Christian door would boI open to him and should be preach theI very doctrine that Christians now ven erate such as coming to bring a sword and putting son against father andI should he go into a Chamber of Com i J merce and revile tho money and drlvo them out with a chanKersI tails hell be arrested as an or free love lunatic and either be hung or sent to an insane asylum Bellbart makes It plain that Christ ato Spirit Fruit and wonders Ihat his teaching of It today should exclt surprise And It Is duo to Bellhurt to say that ho Is open frank Intellect and dignified He claims that law government and marriage are csset tlal to those whose love Is on a lav selfish piano For such ho says free lovo Is not good But among thus who are educated up to the universe love standpoint perfect sex fre o dom should He draws this difference bctweci his application of Christian Splrl Fruit and that generaly practiced by the old established Christian dciioml that In his practice love Is gathered under one roof or Into ono community while the general Chris Man practice extends to many roofs and many communities He claims that he Is far more consistent than the Christian whose home Is only a head quarters of his affections Ho points to the Imenso number or public women and public houses which exist upon demand largey of Chris tlan spirit fruit raisers All such hi places upon a low love plane Christianity Horrified Christians generally are horrified at the newspaper exposure of the Spirit Fruit cult They are suffering untolt chagrin on account of the Christian claims of Bellhart who havine Investigated all forms of Christianity set tied on the Spirit Fruit as the one most nearly reflecting the Chrlstlfe It would he a great feather in the Christian hat if they could tack Spir- It Fruit onto Infidelity and thus show what Infidelity leads to But they know that Infidels have the laugh on them and will hold up Spirit Fruit for just what Is claims to be an offshoot and result of Christian trine Christians generally are horrl fled also because they are Ignorant of the close relation of sex to religion They are not aware that they go hand In hand They do not know that Chris tlanlty and Judaism as well as all the old religions are founded upon Phallic or sex worship They do not know that Jesus is pictured nil an Herma phrodite to typify both the male and principles in one person The do not know the sexeffect of religious revivals upon the young that it is one of excitation and reaction or that It may be manlff In various forms With some Chilians sex is religious ly associated with vice and vulgarity It is the one great sin and impurity The celibacy of priests and nuns ii ono of its abnormal phases Here more than In any other existence we perceive the association of sex and ligion by the assumption or preten tlon that to be really religious these creatures must make themselves sexless Prayer takes tho placo of sex with the nuns and porterhouses and Sherry with the priests The priest puts aside sex only te nllze himself with eating anti tho nmn nrwhlch Is Indell its persC only to become n indeliblyonas Beilharts Fruit mayWworse Circumcision Is still a sacred rite among the Jews one of their most solemn covenants A book might be written on this sub- Ject alone Illustrating the relation ol sex to religion Why should Bellharts religio sex philosophy shock anv ore familiar with the rellglosex significance of circum cision and celibacy Why strain at mats and swallow doublehumped ca doctrine Christians generally are hor rIfled also because they are ignorant Measured by Christian celibacy Bellharts Spirit Fruit Is to be respect ed 6 Tlii difference Is that the public and Christians In particular have grown accustomed to these old forms of re llgio sex manifestations and have come to think them all right and rea sonable enough because they them selves practice them Marriage itself which should he on ly a legal acknowledgement of the right of cohabitation Is mado a relig lotus mystery and all kinds of pious exorcisms aro mingled with the cere mony Marriage is called not a nat ural but a Christian institution When- a priest joins a couple he pretends that the Lord is doing It Although young people or even older people are not conscious of It the religious mys cries connected therewith the bless ng the supposed divine unification and the invocation to the Holy Ghost have al a hearing upon the sexual rIght If the good people knew of some of the religious rites which in past times and which even today among the more Ignorant In the old country have been and are practiced especially preparing the bride for marriage hey wouldnt at al he shocked at Bell tarts philosophy It Is astonishing what amount of locuspocus a persona sensible person In most things will put up with- In his own religion and how utterly llsgusted he becomes at the hocus locus he sees in others This Is a subject so vast that it annot be entered Into at any depth In one article Suffice It to say that sex Is unconsciously tho propelling agency In the development of the religious in tlnct Especially do we see this man festatlon In the young and at about the age of puberty No sensible person would say thatI a maiden or youth at this time Is in uenced toward religion by exercise of the mental or reasoning faculties eason has nothing whatever to do with a youth joining church and get ng hallelullah In his soul It is all sentiment based chiefly up n the loco principle which unknown to the youthful mind Is no other than the sex principle At this perIod of Bex development sentiment society luslc and sex attraction are Intimate Ily allied with worship The youth either understands por the sex Influence But Uieclitirch affords meeting place tor tho sexes and by Je4tr bringing thorn thus together It Ilro mutes sex nttrnctlon and has the doncy to effect the union of the two emotions thnt of worship amt lie si Indefinable sense of cstasy takes possession of the youth lie dues not understand it but somehow feels that by being good joining the church and worshiping ho will all vance more rapidly In the affection of the maiden to whom he Is soxuall attracted Instinctively ho feels that she Is emotional and religious and that he must conform to her in this way win her Ho neither thinks nor rea sons tint Instead Is led helplessly on by a blind Impulse ho tines not uncle stand nor try to understand It is very easy to get him to Join church at this time lie Imagines thnt ho has gotten religion and tines not know that the more beautiful mor refined and moro holy Instinct of pat slon Is pulsating like bounding flood through tho great red rivers of his being and which Is tho all directing power controlling him Let his girl remain away from church and you will note how soot Ills ardor for worship dies Soon ha too will remain away and It is not long until he Is found among tho ranks of the backslider am talking from experience am observation and will Illustrate what havo been saying by how at a critical time In my religious Ife that love which is the same as tit sex instinct dominated the sense of worship In my case it kept me oil of church Let It be remembered that the sex Instinct leads away from ligion as well as to It We see this Illustrated In the primrose dalliance of the clergy who so frequently male public sensations along this line A Pair of Patched Pants A big revival was on I went overnight and twice Sunday I went chief y because the girls were there and I had no whero else to go After listening for two weeks to the music and sermons and prayers and shouting and appeals for sinners and all the girls joining I began tc feel that I was a sinful little devil and ought to be good i got what they called convicted find was on the point several times of going ur and giving my hand to the preachei and to the Lord which is one and the same thing but some how was kept back by a sense of the ludicrous show I would make of myself at the altar would make of myself at the altar praying and howling and weeping But the girls had all joined and thought I had to Join When I was not laboring under a sense of conviction I was Icvklnf at the girls all the time peeping over the benches at them during prayers revelling in all kinds of sweet love thoughts The angels heaven I thought could not be sweeter or purer than they was bashful and shy The good opinion and preference of a sweet girl and I was somewhat a favorite among them had by far a more powerful Influence upon me tot good than all the sermons and music and glory In tho soul that filled the church Thus was moved both b r ex Ir roe ciilitfl of whJHHBPhrly understood Even though tlrt salvation of mj soul was at stake anti every minute of delay increased my chances of being plunged into fiery hell would risk all such danger rather than expose self to the ridicule or sport of the young girls to whom was attracted One night the exhorters came neat getting me All the boys and girls had joined got converted and were happy alone stood apart and was aie only material among the youth they had to work on Some said I was obstinate amInn and others at just wanted to be different from the others and appear smart My father told me that Was leaving a bad impression upon tho minds oi good people Upon nil sides some one was rootln for my soul Every night a dozen or more would come and put their arms around me and try to talk me into joining and was on the point of going all the tlmo but wouldnt go Then they would sing Come to Je ails and Almost Persuaded and The Ninety and Nine while the whole house would look right back at me and this would have the effect of knocking all the grit and courage out of me felt that Id go through the floor If attempted to walk down the aisle past that gauntlet of eyes Finally an old enemy came and put his arm around me Wo had had many a fight and each had carried black eyes as a result of the others punching He Illustrated tho love of tho Lord by showing how it led an enemy to forgive etc This touched me very deeply and I was on the point of going to tho mercy seat But said Tom cant go tonight for have my old grey jeans pants on and they have Two Dig Black Patches 3n the seat and If Id turn them round to the audience somo of the urns would bo sure to make fun I wont go now but I promise Ill put in my Sunday pants and give my heart to tho Lord tomorrow night Pshaw said Tom Dont allow a ouple of little patches to keep you from the Lord God does not measure roil by your clothes he is no respecter of persons anti he Is no respecter of patches I know the Lord Is nil right said but the girls will bo sure to laugh and make fun besides they are not Ittle patches Tom but cover the whole seat and one Is twice as big as the other No I wont go tonight and Its no use talkln After discussing patches etc for a few minutes Tom ave up and left the whole houso look- Ing back my way expecting to see me come forward Tom was with the Sunday crowd laying sovcnup out In the woods In bout four months after Presently my old Sunday schoolteacher came down the aisle toward me Im a goner now said to elf She was a sweet dear old lady beIsldea hae watched night after night to see go up and give your heart to the Lord All the class have joined but you have been praying for you Johnny I didnt think I would have lIijifi to como to ask you to go with tho Lords people t thought you wOllltl como of your own accord You one of my favorites You are such 1 good boy Johnny Johnny dont yc want to love tho Lord Dont you WIIIt to go to heaven tuwt nil uto loved ones there ant bo an nngel h anti by began to snlfflo ns soon us sit began to talk nn the time she wa through I was crying dont loot blubbered out allllithatyou am so and now will go back to my seat will eagerly look to see you come Left to myself the first thing thought of was not love of the Lord but those patches looked up to ward tho mourners bench which was crowded and saw that tho only vncan placo fronted square toward tho au dlence looked over toward the girls and saw that they could got a full view of the big black squares and I just stubbonly determined that dldnl love tho Lord enough nor caro enough for my souls salvation to go up there and turn those patches on those girls didnt care for the Lords seeing them didnt care for tho old folks seeing them I didnt mind boys seeing them but for the girls to snick cr nt them couldnt stand and so those patches probably saved me from becoming n Methodist parson They sang Charge to Keep Have but didnt go up and didnt attend more of the meetings- have often thought of this circum stance The Instinct of worship and veneration was strong In me although did not understand it Sex attraction was also strong neither did I under stand it but I see now that the sex Instinct dominated the rellglo Instinct thought that I had to join the church to please the women and tie girls but fear of the sport they might make at sight of my patches overcome the religious impulse It was not a mental Influence tho girls exercised upon me It was that strange indefinable incomprehensi ble instinct of sex which at certain periods of development or decay will control prejudice sway advance or retard tho religious instinct In my case wanted to jolts tho church be cause the girls expected It of mo and then refrained from doing it out of fear of their titters on exposure of my monstrous patches Before puberty I would not have cared one iota for anything a girl thought or said about me With the development of passion their judgment was everything taking rank above the elder and wiser in the con trol of my emotions The church Is a meeting place of tho sexes It affords superior oppor tunity for sex attraction Neither sex would attend were the other absent Or if they were compelled to worship separately and on separate occasions youthful attendance at church meet- Ings would soon bo very slim It Is thus to bo plainly seen that religion is not the governing Instinct In tho normally sexed youth Jsflrarp Intellectuality nor reason neither of wmcn requiremcmerm religionI now that I have shown not only the very intimate association of sex with religion but its dominating power in many Instances lending ono toward religion or away from it Look at the number of preachers who fall Imagine the number who nro never discovered Phalllclsm is so incorporated into Christianity that were Christians gen orally to come to a knowledge of It they would stand untamed and dumbfounded Marriage divorce circumcision celibacy polygamy prostitution and free love all nro religious ad juncts If such a person as Jesus Christ lived he was evidently a communist and free lover and Jacob Bellhart well substantiates his position by pointing to the attitude of Christ and the wo men with whom he travelled and min gled He never married yet mingled Intimately with young women and with Mary Magdalene in particular The celibacy of Christ and his asso elation with Mary Magdalene Is the foundation principle of the present day celibacy of tho priesthood and tho nun nery which religious phase Is purely one of sex For be It understood that tho rellg ious exercise of chastity Is as signifi cantly sexual as that of Indulgence But the pretense of chastity fools tone but tho Ignorant nnd blind Ev cry person of keen perception knows hat Nature Is never wholly overcome ir subdued In any of her demands of procreation Lincoln Again A part of the priests and nuns may practice celibacy all tho time and of them may practice It part of theI Ime but no one hut a simpleton will lellevo that all of them practice It all of the time But It Is my object only to show the elation of sex to religion and that the free love ethics of Jacob Bellharl Lifters only In form from the sex Ilracj Ices of other phases of Christianity olygamy concubinage rape and pros Itutlon are the most prominent re1lgI louR practices upheld by tho Bible incite Worship and the Elcuslanlnn nysterles were common religious prac Ices among the Greeks anti Romans Were to enter Into all tho sex phases of religion would be compelled to continue writing for a year It Is nough to say that if tho sex features rere eliminated or if even they were ndorstood tho Christian religion rould undergo an immediate change To some of the forms of Christianity lIex Is tho one great shamo and sin These people imagine that their hie depends upon legal regulation timers which make chastity their loud set profession In public practice free loe in secret and thoy are all shock cd at the exposure of tho peculiar universal love of Jacob Bollhart The facts are that Bellhart has sex attachment to his religion for tho lIame reason that all tho others have Tho facts are that it is tho very me- of religion It Is for this reason that marriage or the sex right Is made a holy and sacred thing in them all But the people generally never think ot this They can see Beilharts and f liA Mii I1 4t i4 i 11flNCR6STeR LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS IIFACTORY thnt makes the most successful shots shoot Factory Loaded Shells Its the re suits they give their entire reliability evenness of pattern and uniform shooting Winchester Leader shells loaded with smokeless powder are the best shells ou the market Winchester Repeater shells loaded with smokeless powder are cheap in price but not in quality Winchester New Rival black powder shells are the favorite black powder load on the market on account of their shooting and reloading qualties Try either of these brands and youll be well pleased They are THE SHELLS THE CHAMPIONS SHOOT Joe Smlhus position very plainly bu not their ov The Bflndness of Women The reason that nunneries free love and polyganDiis Institutions flourist today Is due first to the excessive sentiment and second to the small perception oi womankind But fw en can see that the are in iltcjintnl tolls of designing men that thei bodies ns well as thou souls are iniB a religious comma dlty Take this oil Instance There is not a woman of mlmai mind in the whole country who hife been a mother could bo made to belfbvo that other than her husband was he father of her child But strange assay the great mass pi mothers believe that a ghost was the father of a ci ltd by an illiterate Jew Ish girl too thousand years ago When women can bo made to believe this they can bo made to believe any thing There is no story told in the name of roll that they will not lieve Men have made all the rellg tons of the world and knowing the weakness ol woman they have made these rollglns not only for the pun pose of getBig possession of womans mind anti siW but of her body too It Is for this Ason that all religions are founded upon a sox basis chastity fig ering chiefly in some and indulgence In others no being ns unnatural and vicious as the other Thousands of wo men have signed long petitions to Con gress to oust Reed Smoot on account of the polygamous institution to which ho is attach d These same women pass right br polygamous institution every day of their lives and never give them a thou ht The half million pub lie women cf tho country and the mil lion more whi are not public but whi are privately living the same life a test the aim St universal practice o polygamy TI o good women of th country are lorrlfied at the hones pra tlco of po lygamy as practiced b Mormons Ind endorsed by the Bl Lie and the Go they worship but the are totally bl nd to the hypocrltlca practice of p ilygamy as Indulged by their own husbands brothers am sons aneo t this twist u f her brain that she would wake and see that she her self is the grclat Christian commodity which depend not only upon enslavement of her mind but traffic ir her body W other it bo Mormonlsir In the name elf Christ Spirit Fruit Ir the name of hrist Celibacy In the name of Curls Brides of the churcli In the name o Christ marriage In the name of Chrtw or Wednesday night prayer meeting In the name of Christ It is mo enslavement in de gree A Cas For Comstock The largo Wily have printed whole Bsertlng big illustrations In their expofllon of Bellharts SpirIt Fruit Societv They have suggested and Inslnuat1 plainly that the basis of the cult if free love They have de scribed the tleauty of some of the girls In the Instltiiylon and referred to them as TIworllll Spirit Fruit are always put m quota ions They have hinted at tho sexfn dom of the Spirit Fruit society so s nsuously that it brings the blush to very cheeck Here Is a case for Con Rock Tho law declares that obscenlt Is based upon language which would xclte the passions of the young Sucl language these papers have used hey have made the sub ject a mattet of sensation and sensu ous sport Cl mstock hounded Ida C craddock to er death for discussing the sex relntlm from a scientific standpoint Why wnt he have all these pa pers indicter for discussing the sex relation in tlft Spirit Fruit cult from a sensational aid salacious standpoint Why dont h I Tho reason Is plain Ire Is not lot g for millionaire editors who prln erotic stuff along with whole ciffrnns of assignation ap polntments tout Instead he Is looking for the Jocliil Intelligent reformer and sljeotjMr sent to the penlten lary for publishing comment on the free lovo ubject which in no way ended to excite the erotic passions of youth cpmmenr which was purely scientific but the great dally papers have not stopped at suggestion but without any reserve have fully de icribed tho lusciousness of Spirit Fruit A young buxom the name of tinny Herbeson a Convert from cago has been tho target their am dory shafts All the Inmates of Spin It Fruit are called Blessed The mates of other Christian institutions called Sisters some of them whats In a name They must lave some name and Blessed is just- nice as Sister Blessed Herbeson seems to be tho avorlte at Spirit Fruit Here Is the way the Cincinnati Enquirer starts out to describe an Interview with Blessed lerbeson In its Issue of June 5th Interviewed Blessed The Enquirer correspondent visited ho Spirit Fruit farm and had an in ervlew with tho youthful convert of acob Bellhart It was already quite lark when the house of the community was reached and nearly all of its members were lolling on the veranda resting after the days toll Several r iti lXiif t 1 125C- incinnati rv and Return QUEEN CRESCENT SUNDAYJUNE 19 Special Trains Leave Lexington 730 Ask Ticket Agents for Partic ulars A Good Route to Try It traverses a territory rich in undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for agriculture horticulture ttock rais ing mining and manufacturing And last but not least isF for Tourists V The Frisco System now offers thOItraveling public excellent service 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clad In a free and eauy garment of the bloomer kind their working attire Ono of men sat In a rocking chair with a woman In his arms and when tho correspon dent asked for Jacob tho lender of the Hock arose from a loungo on which ho was lying with Blessed In his arms and camo forward Ho was rollIlIttleIprIvatesired he Invited tho correspondent to his room upstairs and seating himself at a small writing desk was at his serI vice Readily consenting to the re quest for an interview with Blessed ho called the girl who came bouncing upstairs and flung her plumy bloomer auircd body across the foot of a bed like tho child that sho Is IsJobscenity except when published by some poor devil who Is friendless and without a dollar to defend himself John R McClain the editor of the Enquirer is worth ten to fifteen lions Why dont Comstock go after himTheyll Leave Spirit Fruit Alone They will not bother Jacob Bellhart and I wll tell you why Ho proves his position by the Bible and by tho words and acts of Jesus Christ and should the authorities interfere with him Bellhart will expose some chapters in the Bible that tho clergy are concealingj on the grounds of toleration of all relig ious belief Ho claims that his cult Is purely a Christian cult a das tinctly a feature of Christianity as oflthoLike all the rest tho only true interpretation And why is this not consistent and possible since all the others declare each other wrong Here Is an extract from one of Bellharts sermons The Christ SpirItIt It Is a privilege Christ Spirit and as s see It they will receive it and enter In to the Joy It alone can give I have long since desired for this time to come when I might stand be fore the world and prove tQ those who wish to know that the Spirit of Christ that hopes all things endures all things and seeks not Its own Is yet In the world How can we preach a practical pel unless wo live it And how can 11 we live It unless we are tried and put into such environments as will reveal what Is In us I have promised you nothing except the joy and peaco that comes by giving free action to this Christ Spirit of Love that lives for the service of Prophets poets teachers and aIr have been talking of the One God who Is All In All He worketh all things after tho council of his own will said Paul Jesus declared to k Pilate who thought that he had pow t er to aqt or refrain from action You Jhavo no power except It given you Jt my fatl8rf tfesus lived the perfect life and set the example but the world demands a present living demonstra tion History will not suffice So it is given to us to reflect the true life j and universal love which always acts for the good of all to the world today All things are ready to servo this ono purpose for tho time of the harvest Is hero and all hungry ones who are ready to give their empty hearts to Spirit Universal will partake of the Joy and peace which Jesus came to give the world The Egg of Tyranny- I quote this at length to show the public that Spirit Fruit is a purely Christian Institution and to show just what the Bible leads to This Is a dose for those to swallow who are always telling of the bad things Infidelity leads to It will open the eyes of many Christiana In fact the world Is fast finding out that the Christian religion Itself Is the egg of tyranny which hatches out nearly every young basilisk of vice in the world It has hatched out wars and massacres and slavery and inquisitions and tortures polygamy celibacy Spir it Fruit superstition ignorance illegi timacy prostitution economic oppres sion salvation aristocracy and what not It has warped and narrowed the hu man mind and its only help to human- Ity has been the dispensation of char ity which In Itself Is degrading sA they have turned beggars themselves in order to feed beggars Spirit Fruit is Communal In this also It is exactly like the Christian heavenonly one class of angels tolerated Universal love nonreslstence and tho common ownership of all things Including wife and child are its cardinal principles I These are exactly the same as those of the kingdom of heaven and all of them are the Impracticable visionary t dreams of cranks There Is no such a thing in nature f1a universal love any more than there is universal quantity of mind or universal memory or universal taste for Llmberger cheese Each atom has its own distinct individuality and ev ery positive has its negative Nonreslstence is next thing to noncompls mentis There can be no existence without reslstenco Nonre was one of Jesus cranky ideas and more hell has been raised iri his name than ever the dovll wqp capable of To save himself Jesus couldnt help but be resistent He broke in among the money changers like a bull In a china shop and lashing them right and left stampeded them all and besides advocated force and even the use of tho sword Non resls tonco is also a crank idea of Tolstoi Tho elements aro all at war Man eats microbes and microbes in turn eat men Non reslstence means stagna tion Justice Is not of spontaneous growth Neither Is liberty nor the curity of life Nature has decreed that you must resistmust fight for It Common ownership Is another crank vagary You might as well say that all men should own brains in common Nature has made some men acqulsl tlvo and some benevolentand she t Ir J d Ii mi H Intended that theso and all other facul ties shall bo exercised This creates diversity and tho varied mind of man Is thus directed In every direction searching out Natures hidden meanings and uses It this exorcise of every faculty upon which every devel opment depends and It Is this variety of mind which operates for tho general good Thoro is as little sense in say Ing that all men should possess In common as that all men should think In made tho sexes to love each other in common any more than she mado them to be poets and math ematicians in common I see absolutely no difference between Bollharts Spirit Fruit farm and Je sus Christ sParadlse I would not spend the time in writ ing up Spirit Fruit did It not give mo tho opportunity to show up Christian Inconsistency I have no doubt wear led some with the length of this article but as tho publisher of this paper is shorton copy I lava just cantered along in order to Jielp him fill up One thing mor touching tho com munal e Men to I hope Infidels will never again at tempt to organ ze a community of their own kind he attempt of Owen in Indiana and mt at Liberty Mo ought to be them for all time Nature hJymade variety that general may prevail that each bo fitted or certain plans and development ton grow Into a com mon bond only as they mix with and learn of each o her If wo would advance Froethought wo must mix w th enslaved minds No general good cin bo brought about by isolation Besi les communism Is sel fish It is also conceitedas much as to saywo ao superior or better than the comm n herd All such communities depend in tho first place upo a leader capable of getting donatio is The man who can get money can got devoteesInstance Dowie Bellhar and Mary Baker Ed dy The instl utlons keep going as long as the it oney comes In chuks but this does n t last forever By and by they find emselves in an over crowded community they havo all got to scratch to lve th grow weary wl1 tho same less oi ierythlng and boom she bmtsIsameness means stagnation and stag nation means degradation and death There Is only ore solution to the exist ing evils crush out monopoly purity the ballot and so regulato labor that every man wilt get just what he earns and no more hake tho clutch of tho priest fro mthe brain of childhood that it may be fren to develop Its natural functions and then this grand old world will be a beautiful world and good enough fir any one and the gov ernment as ntar perfect as any one should wish oj expect Spirit Fruit Obstructive of Home Life Since the hlw tolerates all forms of religious beliefs tho Spirit Fruit brand of Christianity advanced by Bellhart is just as legitimate as the celibacy brands others Each in terprets ChripA in his own way and this the lawtJTllowg Both alike pat tern aft Ma5 Avadatene But both als Waaro the enemies and destroyers of homelIfo The State should wako and put an end to all such forms oil prostitution which are concealed un r the gulso of sanctity havo respcciffor tho poor girl home less frlendlef who takes to tho street to ward off 1 pangs of starvation but I havo nr respect for Institutions like Dollhar s and nunhouses con ducted by sle kmlnded lecherous rascals who are adepts In luring weak minded wonufcn Into their tolls No better oxamp a is offered than this of the corruption of homolife under the guise of religion More and m Sro It should dawn upon every ono that marriage should be taken entirely ut of tho hands of ligion Both S ate and religion too cannot control marriage at the same time The Stat has given the largest share of its pow r over into the hands of a class Having thus surrendered Its power it Is mpoterrl to control marriage and ivorcc find to protect woman and hoyno as they should be protectedI in Marrlagand the Home- I believe In the State compelling ery man to provide for and protect and clothe the children for whoso beings he is responsible and direct them on start life I believe that the State with jealous care the ties which bind father moth er and child thero is anything pure and holy In this lira It Is tho family union I do not believe in free love I dont l ellevo in men and wo men procreating like dogs and cats While I admIt that there are excep tions to all rulis while I admit that there are now nd then cases of sex freedom in which more happiness ex ists than In ma rigid bondage yet such cases are exceptional and found only among the llectual and tho naturally moralSut since the masses are generally Ignorant general degra dation would be he general trend in ai such cases tno degradation espec xSlnco with bear Ing humanity thero comes a time in that period of gestation when she Is helpless when bo provided for Her bUrden grows heavy and sho Is physically helpless What would bo her condition If sho had not the pro tection of homo find marriage There is not a tlmo In all that period when that little floweret of humanity is bud ding and blossoming under her lov ing heart that her very nature and lIfo does not require tho presence and tenderness and comfort and care of the ono with whom she has shared her love Tho child will bo a better child for It And when she goes down Into tho valley and shadow to give It life thon if over she needs home protec tion her husbands loving caro his pity sho needs to note his alarm and distress and feel him at her side when tho shadows hover dark over her throughthethe agony of motherhood I have no command of language to describe the pain I have witnessed Ahl It would stagger you It would break your heart to see it I have seen women pale weak nervous physically wrecked I i rl i itid thus go through life forever after on account o fthnt trial Why do they have n tender attachment to their physician Because they say to thorn selves Ho was with me and he and ho only good old soul knows what I endured It is affection knit by pain never look upon a great crowd nev er pass along the crowded street and vlow the surging mass of humanity but Instinctively tho thought comes Oh tho pain of women Oh tho everlasting eternal debt of humanity to woman for her pains in bringing all these people In the world Sum It up and think of It And so I believe in homoIt is womans right I believe in marrlago and parental responsibility There Is enough free love In tho world without advocating more of It There aro but fow Henry Lewes and George Eliots The masses are Ignorant and free love to such do grades especially degrades woman and therefore It Is against the general is no such thing as absolute freedom In anything To every act Is attached both a moral and physical re sponsibility Owing to the Inequalities of mind and matter there can be no such thing as absolute free thought or absolute free love It Is our duty then to uphold that which Is for the general good and oppose everything that Icrtda to general degradation We cannot change conditions we can only modi fy them Lot us get marriage out of the hands of religion so that our youth may be educated in the laws of procreation health and selection And when we do this thero will be no Bellharts and others of his kind to prostitute women under the dark guise of ChristianityW THAT ALLEGED POSTHUMOUS POEM OF BOBBY BURNS Camden 0 June 7th 1904 Dear Bro Moore In the verses alleged to have been written by Robert Burns and suppress ed by tho Church of England which appeared In the Blade for May 29th there Is a glaring anachronism which unless it Is an interpolation Impugns the Integrity of the claim that the poem is a production of Scotlands greatest bard I refer to the name of Hermann in the second stanza Rob ert Burns died in if I mistake not Alexander Hermann the presti glator died In 1896 Just a century ter the death of Burns I am not posi tive as to the year Hermann was born but think It was 1814 however I am certain it was a considerable time ter Burns death therefore the poet could not have mentioned the magi clan in his writings Remember the successful literary forgeries of Thomas Chattelton and the Edgar Allen Poe hoax of Leon alnle by Riley and dont allow yours lf to accept too readily as geniune what may be only acleyerjmpoature Yours truly- WALTER HURT AnserOf course I noticed the an achronhm about Hermann as soon as I came to his name having myself think seen Hermann Regarding that poem I have gotten the following letter St Ansgar Ia June 2nd 190t Editor Blue Grass Blade Tho creed of Robert Burns a copy of which I herewith enclose got Into my scrapbook within the last ten years but I have made no annotation of where I got it so I can neither credit the publisher nor vouch for its genuineness You will see that It has one whole stanza that was not given in what you published In the Blade and whether wholly original and com plete or not It has a more likely pearance of being such As it is it is sure enough a gem If you put this in type I would like to get a hundred copies or If you get It out on a nice folder suitable for compliments then I want a 1000 of them Yours truly C O W CLAUSEN The second stanza In the copy sent by Bro Clausen Is as follows By those whove fait to swallow doses The wondrous story nothing looses The dextrous feats ascribed to Moses Aro proofs as plain 0 sleight o hand as Norman Bogues Legerdemain The word looses Is evidently for loses and Norman Boguo was doubt less what Burns would have written Instead of Hermann The tenth verso that did not appear In the copy that I printed is as fol lowsIThis damned auld wily serpent Nick Was promised lang a mighty kick He turned the chase and played a trick WI Gods firstborn He scouraged him nailed to a stick And crowned wi a thorn A NEW RELIGION Nothing testifies more striking to the unrest that obtains in all depart ments of thought and belief than tho continual cleavage that goes on in the religions denominations and sects and It Is natural wherever entire freedom of thought which of itself promotes Investigation and Intellectual activity prevails that such should be the case Mulpllcatlon of form takes place by dl l iz4 iifrf iii vision and those who think alike with reference to tho emphasis to bo placed on Homo particular point unite In con stituting now organizations Those soon como to have for their adherents all tho authority and sanctity of the older divisions and so wo havo as the Frenchman said of us fifty years ago 100 kinds of religion and only one kind of soup Tho foundation of these new sects generally the result of the Initiative of one person endowed with some special gift of leadership who seems to embody Ideas and tendencies un consciously held by many about him and who by a process of selfhypno tism regards himself as Inspired as soon as ho sets up ills standard and asserts his gospel and his Inspired leardershlp with tho confidence which such men always develop It matters little what his doctrines may be ad here ts will swarm to him The average o mankind though there are every year more and more who think for themselves shrink from responsibility and seek leadership and guidance and so when Moses and Mo hanlmod Tluddhn and Zoroaster and Luther appear followers are never lacking and the same rule applies through it be Brigham Young Dowie or Mrs Eddie who proclaim them selves dovlnely nnnointed This country has been most prolific of these new growths but there have been sonic elsewhere of Interest and a book has been lately published by Myron II Phelps on the life and teach Ings of Abbas Effendi tho Immediate successor of the Persian Bab tho foun der of Bablsm a variant of Moslem ism This movement Is particularly worth attention hero because It has already secured a good many Intelli gent and Influential converts In the United States Bab means gate the open door and while it is an outgrowth of Moham medanism no longer recognizes that faith as final but repudiates Its pre sent authority and Is coming in Persia to take its place It is not tho first Independent movement inside Islam but It Is the first to make claim as a distinct world re ligion and to gain adherents In other taught seems to be a mingling of the mystical tenets of Moslem philosophy and religion with many Christian ideas and doctrines but believers think they constitute a new religion given shape by revela tion through Delia Ulla and Abbas Ef fendl who Is the present head of the movement They are regarded by in ionuwLia us great and bold prophets equal to any who have gone before them It is most significant that an American of the ability and culture which this book manifesto could have become so warm and con fident an advocate to Bablsm and that there are thousands of others in the United States belonging chiefly to the same class- Fortunately tho day has past when tho fierce hordes of the Prophets wont forth to conquer In his name putting infidels to tho sword and when the Christian Church was burning at the stake tens of thousands who had grown to differ at sonic point with Us official views Mankind are awaken ing to a realization that they have been mentally shackled and are throwing tho shackles off realizing that truth will harm no one and that what Is not truth will perish Therefore discussion should be free and little by little as beliefs grow more numerous and various all will see that what a man does and not what ho believes Is what counts and that with every possible shade of belief and variety of worship all stand together in one brotherhood under one Fatherhood and with a common destiny Cincinnati Enquirer OUR NATIONAL HYPOCRISY Several Incidents that occured on Sunilny Illustrate in a manner at once Illuminating exasperating and humorous one of the greatest of our national hypqcrlsles tho worship of the fetish of Sabbath observance Observe first 30000 workingpeople refused admittance to the great Fair in St Louis on the only day in the week when they can attend while a procession of public functionaries and other men with a pull entered the grounds accompanied by women guests Inspected the buildings and even witnessed a dance of half clothed natives arranged In one of the exhibits for their delect Ion And all over tho land In their clubs on yachts on golf links or In pleasure resorts rich Americans entertained each other and ate drank and played at their will On tho evening of the same day so sacred that poor people were not per mitted to enter the Fall grounds or to witness a game of baseball in New York the President of tho United States held an important political conference at the Whito House with prominent members of both houses of Congress Tho discussion It Is said covered a wide range from consid eration of tho national platform to tho l1 Tj choice of a chairman for tho campaign committee In this city on the same day Pollco Commissioner McAdoo expressed his regret that tho city boy restricted hemmed in and confined in grimy fac tories countingrooms and workshops panting for a breath of fresh air on a Sunday afternoon should be liable to arrest and Imprisonment for sitting on a bench In an open park to witness a game of baseball A decision of Justice Gaynor handed down In Brooklyn Monday holds that Sunday unIlessrulIlngsensibilities of belated Puritans Speaking from a church pulpit on Sunday night DistrictAttorney Jer ome admitted that It is a moral duty to keep holy the Lords Daybut ho raised the question whether It Is morally right to forbid the sale of liquor on Sunday by a penal statue which cannot be enforced and which 200000 of the Inhabitants habitually and con scientiously Msregard- Mr Jerome calls the policy of a liberal enforcement of Sunday laws a miserable crooked subterfuge But It is any greater subterfuge or hypocrisy than the maintenance of statutes to enforce a Sunday obser vance which Is against the convictions ond customs of a large portion of the population and which is not within the rightful province of a State that Is constitutionally forbidden to enact laws respecting an establishment of consistencies of Sunday obser vances in this country are only equalled by the Injustice of its partial and unwarranted enforcement This land ia too intelligent and too free to be governed much longer by dying superstitions and outlj d traditions New York World DOES JUSTICE BREWER BELIEVE THE BIBLE Associate Justice Brewer of tho Su preme Court of the United States in a lot of gas that he belched off of his stomach In the presence of a lot of Bible boosters and pious roosters late ly said remember years ago taking this statement from some person which I cannot quote but the thought is this If I believed the Bible absolutely false a collection of untrue myths J never would give utterance to that thought because I see it has been and Is the cbnforter of more of tho sorrowing f2hn nn h onM1 published I think It sa e reply to any such statement as that that the fact that this book is such nl comfort to tho toiling and burdened Jones of earth is evidence that it is true cause otherwise it could not be an en during comfort and consolation Paul in Romans does not plain ly and what would be more honestly say that a man should lie for the glory of God but he intimates that that is the right thing to do Justice Brewer is not candid and open enough to say that If he know the Bible to be a solid lie from lid to lid ho would not sayso but that Is certainly what his language Implies and according to his own statement It is quite possible and In view of his knowledge of the rules of evidence quite probable that after all his gush about the Bible he believes it to be a Ho Just like the Koran or the book of religion In the world has claimed for itself that it was the only true one and that It was the only thing in the world that could make people happy and certainly all of these cannot be true because each one says all the others are false and yet according to Justice Brewers logic all of them must be true because all of them make people happyso they say and yet with all tho happiness that naItlonat such a rate as to be The critic of an phenomenalI try debating society ogle here used by a Judge of the Supreme Court If men in his position can thus ac knowledge themselves parties to the greatest fraud on earth the Christian religion is it any wonder that it is next to impossible to get a man for any office that will not lie and steal and with priests and preachers thus given tho cue from the Supreme bench of the United States Is it any wonder that every day records crimes among the special custodians of Chris tianity SKULL CRUSHED Brownsville Ky Juno 8ln a eral row at Joppa church John Smith aged fifty was struck on the head with an ax by James Gentry aged seventeen Smiths 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TCINCINNATI OHIO ri REV DR ULYSSES GRANT WILKERSON Campbelllte Texas Repeats the Dose In The Firm Foundation Be fore Getting the Condltlon of My Pulse and Temperature In the Blade1S THERE A GOD From the Firm Foundation We must have better evidence than tho bare assertion that If God posses sed the power to prevent suffering Ho would do so Who knows If we reject tho testimony but that He will damn nil eternally Supposo that wo should tako tho position that blind and unreasoning nature Is respon sible for these conditions It will not help out the dilemma If blind and unreasoning nature Inflicts such pun ishments In this state of existence either through rational or Irrational agencies as we find by experience to a demonstration she docs If there no God who can say that she will not do so In a future state Ye advocates of this Godless theory of atheism the burden Is on you Gird up your loins like men and answer If you affirm a negative It places the onus on you to provo It True It places you in the position like tho fool who said In his heart there Is no God But perhaps you will say as Editor Moore says in t his article I did not kill a man last Illnight yet if I had to prove I did not not do so Tho examples are not similar For no one has accused you of killing a man and by far the greater portion of the human race has always believed in a God If a prima facie case had been made out against you for murder one thousandth part as strong as the case is made in favor of the existence of the God of the Bi ble the burden would be shifted to your shoulders and you would be call ed upon to establish your innocence And you would have to use testimony to establish It too You would have to show the witnesses were false and had sworn falsely for the biggest liar on earth can tell tho truth at times and if you should prove the wit copses unworthy of credit It would n necessarily follow that they had Ik in this particular instance Thus ont oy one is shown the predicament JIn which the atheist places hims- elNindarthe Psalmist was led to 1 aim The fool hath said in his heart There is no God Again we find wise wholesome gov ernments governments that even dels admire governments founded and administered by our wise and good forefathersthe especial boast of the infidel Washington Franklin Jefferson Payne and others Yet that government inflicted severe punish ments Many and many were Imprisoned tortured hanged by its authorl ty and with the sanction of these men Were their intelligences like ours Does the fact that they Inflicted pun ishments on lawbreakers prove that they did not exist Such is the logic of Editor Moore and his doctor cor example There was raham Lincoln The Infidel will give him credit for being one of tho best of men His justice mercy generous kind and loving disposition has per haps seldom if ever been excelled not often equalled Yet what did he do obediencetmarched through Georgia and the Carolinas under tho very flag of the ojgreat and humane government of the United States with its entire sanction and this great good generous Lincoln Shereilife and caused more suffering of the innocent as well as the guilty babes and sucklings as well as old hardened reprobates than a dozen Mont Peleo eruptions and Galveston floods together But perhaps you will say that it was necessary was tho shortest way to end the unfortunate and cruel war and really caused less suffering after all than It inflicted That tho sufferings of the Innocent with the guilty was a consequence not intended and could not be prevented that thoso people brought this on themselves and that it was a punishment they deserved for their own mis deeds etc And when you do you an steer all your own objections and are guments to God and His works which are so far abovo mans works that man cannot even crltclse them Intelli gently And when he begins to criti else the wonderful Architect of the universe he reminds us of old Tom Carlisles critic fly who with his half inch vision sits upon a noble struc ture unable to see the beauty or util ity of the grand whole nor tho pur pose for which It was erected seeing perhaps a splinter or a nailhead that obstructs Its own Insignificant vision wondering why tho architect had left It there and crltclslng him for his stupidity In doing so Canst thou by a 11 searching find out God You could not make a world If you should try Your wisdom and power are too lim ited Neither could you govern ono after It was created In this respect man has been tried and found to bo a failure too Then will he In his presumption attempt to criticise the works of the great being Who can make one Who has made one and places It In evidence Itself so that nono can dispute It and say that Ho is not governing It right Oh vain man who art thou But suppose the great Ruler of tho universe whose ways would necessar fly be Inscrutable to finite beings like ourselves had chosen to Interfere in the Mont Peleo eruption or the Gal veston flood and to have saved those people by miraculous intervention Certainly no one will question that if there a God He could have done so had it been His will He would have been doing something that tho Infidel has always made the subject or more ridicule than all things else combined with which he has proded the Christian calling him supersti tous foolish silly childish etc That is He would have performed a miracle And suppose He had done so it would have been only to have spared them a few days longer nt best for each one as before to chase his favor ite phantom and shortly to sink into the grave and be no more It He was responsible for their death who can say that it was premature Perhaps they were not cheated out of much If anything by having to give back the life given to them and which they had mlsued at this time and In this way And had they been spared at this time a worse fate may have shortly awaited themnot altogether it Is ho but where is the difference whetBjr we all die at once or each separately so far as death Is concerned personally All must dergo the pangs of death With those people it was only one brief pang and all was over Had they lived longer they might have been called upon to endure the pangs for days while slow ly dying No one can escape the ter rible ordeal The Blade editor and his doctor correspondent must both soon shuffle off this mortal coil His death may be painful as was theirs If so what condplence can you offer them that will not be due to him In all ages In all countries in all times people of all ages sexes and conditions are constantly dying The voice of weeping Rachel is not alone heard Galvestonand Mont Pelee not alone ipptb slnyingot toe Pall ot Bethlehem but in all countries and In all times The air Is full of fare walls to the dying Why single out one single Instance like these great catastrophes and wonder that a God would permit them and because they occurred as sume that there is and cannot be any Intelligent governor of the universe Before you can judge as to whether God acted for the best In permitting these things you must first possess the infinite wisdom and power that would enable you to govern the uni verse yourself Suppose Mr Atheist that I should find you an Infinite reason why the God of the universe per nits suffering and death sorrow etc Who would furnish you with a mind to comprehend It You could as eas ily measure the Infinite God with finite powers of conception as you could measure Infinite space with a tenfoot pole Suppose that God should speak to you In the flaming language of tho sky How would you comprehend him Because He speaks to you in your own halting stammering tongue the only reasonable way that He could speak to you reducing the flaming truths of the eternal world to intelligible human characters you ject it end say that it Is unworthy of Him But notwithstanding all tills notwithstanding all your Godless theories of atheism that come up from age exist for a time and then are rel egated to tho rear to be heard of no more except for curios or to bo used in demonstrating some of the truths in support of Christianity I say notwithstanding all this God reigns and His goodness and mercy endureth for over He is good wise and just and will bring everything Into judgment right every wrong and justify every right U G WILKINSON AnswerThere will be people who will say It Is a waste of paper and money and time to reprint and reply to the above- I do not think so That article is fully as good as the average sermon and Rev Wilkinson seems to have full acess to a religious paper that has in It things just as good as we find In the average religious newspaper and there is no more effectual way of showing the weakness of the Chris tian religion than printing the de fences of it made by Its preachers and priests Bare assertion Is no evidence at all Tho question beginning Who knows has no force t Ift Tho remarks about nature assert nothing are of no consequence and demand from mo no consideration This Christian preacher whoso re ligion Is based on the supposition that Jehovah Is the only God assumes that there Is no God and until tho atheist proves there Is no God the Christian preacher claims that all should con fens that there Is n God The atheist can never prove there Is no God be cause no man can provo a negative Tho Morman assumes that Toe Smith was the prophet of God and says that until we can prove that Joe Smith was not a prophet of God all people should believe that Smith was tho prophet of God hut nobody will ever provo that Joe Smith was not a prophet of God because nobody can provo a negative Dowle said he was Elijah and no hotly could provo that ho was not Ell jah because nobody can provo a nega Live Tho process of reasoning used by Rev Wilkinson is exactly tho same as that used by Mohammed and Joe Smith and Dowle to prove their claimsIf Wilkinsons argument proves there is a God the arguments of Mo hammed and Joe Smith and Dowle prove that the first two are the prophets of God and that Dowie was Elijah This Is known in logic as tho re duetto ad absurdam the principle that that which proves too much proves arguments sake will make some pretensions- am now the greatest of all living thinkers I write continually under the influence of Inspiration that mir aculously guides mo in all that I write so that I cannot write any ere ror I am morally and Intellectually Infallible aid this Inspiration tells me to write to the world that thero Is no God and that the Christian religion Is a fraud Invented by priests to fool the people out of their money You may ridicule this and call a fool and a liar and all that but have said it and you have according to your reasoningto believe what I say until you can provo that what I say is not true and all the preachers in the world cannot provo that what I say is not true Before however my assertion of my own Inspiration becomes of any Interest or Importance to the world I must prove my inspiration and in actly the same way before Rev Wil kinsons assertion that there is a God amounts to a matter of any Interes there Isn God t Nobody can prove that there Is n God and nobody can provo that I am riot inspired but that fact no moiy proves that there Is a God than It proves that I am inspired f A young man In Chicago name Julian Renfro claims that recently God most signally worked a mlrapie to show to him Julian that there was a God t- All tho combined atheistic or Chris fan genius of the world cannot prove that this miracle did not occur just as Renfro said It did but all people of common sense understand all the same that Renfro is just one of t thousand and ono liars that are con iedoessoning he and all others are fairly mind to believe that what Renfro said Is true until somebody can prove it is not true and It is essentially Im possible to provo that what Renfro said is not true t Of course If the atheist affirms a negative It places the onus on him to prove It but no man of good common sense will undertake to affirm a nega tive I Common sense suggests tha a man may affirm an affirmative or le ny an affirmative but no man can af firm a negative J A man may say that am a thief or a murderer Common Intelligence fn derstands that I cannot provo not a thief or a murderer ono tor both because no man can a negative and therefore the Iawkas sumes that no man is a thief or a murderer until somebody proves that n Is one or both When any man makes any statement that Is contrary to the general experience of the people of his age and country the common and natural presumption Is that the statement Is untrue until the man can provo that the statement Is true A man named Farris at Hustonyllle In Kentucky has lately published that some kind of supernatural rnpplngs beat on his house so hard that It was heard 300 yards away and made the end of his house bulge out Such a thing Is contrary to the general experience of men In Kentucky common and conclu WlSrinlstakenWilkinson says there Is No man In Kentucky has over seena God or ever saw any man that oversaw ono or heard one or felt ono or tast ed or smelled one It Is therefore contrary to rat t least not In Imrmony with tho exile ience of all tho men mil women In Kentucky that there Is a God so that tho natural and legitimate conclusion Is that when Wilkinson says there Is n God ho Is either lying or mistaken We can Imagine that men like Par rls and Wilkinson may havo disorder od Intellects that would nuke them bo hove what they say or wo can linn glno that for some purpose of gain or excitement or sensation or notoriety these men might say these things when they did not believe what they themselves said but rational and hon est people are under no obligation to believe what they said simply because they said them and the fact that Wil kinson Is a Christian docs not provo that what ho said Is true or even tended to bo true any more than tho fact that Farris is a Christian proves his spirit rapping story to ho true be cause tho general experience of the people Is that Christians are just as liable to Ho or ho mistaken ns other people are and there Is a very strong and rather prevalent Impression that any Christian and especially a preacher will lie for his religion Tho statement that by far the greater part of the human race has al ways believed In a God Is one of the very weak statements of preachers Granting that it Is true it would not at all prove there was any God any moro than the fact that at one time nearly everybody Including tho Bible writers believed that the world was flat really proved that it was flat If what the greater portion of tho human race believes Is what Is true that at once decides this discussion against Rev Wilkinson for two thlyd of the human raco not only lichen the Christian religion Is not true but say the Christian religion Is a vile de lusion that makes wars and many oth er varieties of misery Of tho eighty millions of people In the United States the statistics of the churches say that only twenty millions go to church and various preachers are now accounting for the prevalence and increase of crime by saying they come from the Increaso of atheism so that tho alleged fact that the greater portion of the human race believes In a God Is no argument for Christianity- To say that any portion of the man race has always believed In a God Is simply stating what no mat can possibly know as the history of the human raco Is very short as compared with the existence of the race No man In any civilized court In the world under any circumstances is 1t rij unce His lnnocencorts presuutel until the contrary is proven No man has to show that the witnesses arc false and have sworn falsely in order to enjoy the presumption of his Inno cence until the contrary Is proven No court in Kentucky would admit as evidence that which Mr Wilkinson otters as evidence of the existence God Where Is any predicament In which the atheist has placed himself Mr Wilkinson says there Is a God and I say there Is not how am in any moro embarrassing predicament than he Is The opinion of the Psalmist does not cut any Ice In this case Tho In dlcatlons are that thoPsnlmlst was neither Intellectually nor morally any very high authority Yes wo find a government that we claim Is tho best one In the world that was established by Washington Franklin Jefferson Paine and others People who know so much about Paine ought to know how to spell his name That good government and good rulers Inflict severe punishments upon criminals Is no reason why a good God should do so A good government Is driven by sad necessity which It deplores to Inflict sufferings because Its powers nro him ited and finite but tho powers of a God are not limited Ho is not driven by necessity to do anything Ho did not have to burn people at Mont Pcleo and drown them at Galovston Ho could have avoided doing either of these and more people would have Ion ed him If he had not done so but such unnecessary Instances of suffering imposed upon tho Innocent and the guilty alike make millions of people hate God and mako millions of tithe istsYes there was Abraham Lincoln another Infidel and Infidels generally regard him Just as you do If a man cannot crltlclso Gods works intellgently what are you try- Ing to do You are decidedly criticis ing them and if you admit that you are not doing so intelligently you ought to quit It and go at something In which you think you can proceed Intelligently There is no possible way to proceed intelligently In talking about thin acts of God except to compare such acts with the acts of good people and the acts of bad people Nobody but a fool or a religious fa natic will say It is good in God to cause unnecessary suffering and bad in a man to do the same thing No man has ever shown any neces J Illinois Central Railroad LOUISVILLE TO MEMPHIS AND NEW ORLEANS w QUICKEST LINE TO HOT SPRINGS ARKNEW FIRSTCLASS LINE CHICAGO TO ST PAUL MINNEAPOLIS AND THE 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Southwestplepty of elbow roomwhere three five even ten acres may be had at the price of a slngl acr In your home section Its worth considering especially when the great productive worth of the land is taken Into account Its a wonderfully fertile section Thero is no better agricultural section In this country and farms aro cheaper out thereIn Arkansas Oklahoma and Texas simply because there are more farms than farmers Can you afford to overlook an opportunity of this kind Our illustrated booklets will give you the particulars in detail If not Interested yourself write for them anyway In behalf of your less favored relatives and neigh borsI Mention this Paper DOLLARSL V QEO LtfE H 61CINCINNATI iEW TRAIN TO TEXAS- leaving St Lonls at 915 AM OIALIfAJ Y FAIR SPE THE K tTY FtYER J slty why God should hafe treated Gal vcston as he did No mat of any sense will say that Galveston eserved such a fate mor than a ousand other towns In Amerlct And st if any man had brought such a ca mlty as that upon Galveston he wet havo been hanged as a fiend A d who would do that is no better tin a man who would do that If the fates of Mont elee and Gal veston are samples of hat God does pray give us some sa pies of what the devil does All tho gush you are Jiving us about the great being Who created the world and governs it etc cc etc dont count that is tho cjueillbn In Issue thats what we are tryuig to find out whether or not there any such God If your question Is Admissible that settles it and further tlscusslon is necessary T That Oh vain matt business dont count either I don t seo that It Is any more vain for me to say that there Is no God thai for you to say that thero Is Why d6 you livlnx In Texas set yourself up to know any more about God than I do living In Kentucky es pecially ns am but recently back from Palestine Gods old stamping ground and nobody over heard of God being In Texas and nobody believes ho would go there You for Gods destroying Galveston as he did by saying that any way the peopln would all soon have hall to die by some means Exactly the same may bo said for tho car barn murders lately hanged in Chicago Those murderers did not do anything very bad after all you seem to think In a few more short and fleeting years all those men that wore murder ed by the car barn murderers would hove died from somb other cause or causes and the barn murderers only hastened up thujga a little i J ONE FARE PLUS 2 For the Round Trip First and Third of Each Monthv b McGUIRE apologize car An Irishman condemned to death upon being given the choice of deaths he was to die said he would choose death from old age I think to have given that option to t the people in Galveston and to the people murdered by the car barn murderers would have been more credltaII derersf1Why do you say that the people In Galveston had misused their lives Many of them were babies some ot them unborn babiesand mane of them were good women giving their lives to help the poorand afflicted In the hospitals Yet In order to apolo gise for your God you say these peo plo were misusing their lives Yes the chances decidedly are that I must soon shuffle off this mortal coil but why does your God keep me an Infidel here until I am nearly 70 years old and burn up little children and their good Christian mothers and elegant young preachers in the Iro quols theater c iiI assume that there cannot be any of the universeintelligent governor jbecause the things attributed to him are not intelligently done There is no intelligence in Gods in creasing tho cotton weevil and des troying the tobacco worm so as to de crease the amount of cotton thatacmakes people happy and Increase the amount of tobacco that injures their r healthIf Is preceding Intelligently why Is he Is discouraging Christianity 1 by letting the Infidel Japs lick the Christian Russians Your argument for the Bible Is that God was for the Jews and against the heathen because little David knocked out Gollah and now that the little 4 Infidel Jap Is everlastingly pulverizing the big Christian Russian why dont lit show that God Is for the heathen y land against the Christiant iM t joiI