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Digital page images are linked to the text file. f r- r I fJ J ij BTJTE GRASS BLADE8lrloOh EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OP GOOD MORALSPUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANOX VOLUME XIII NUMBER 18 i LEXINGTON KENTUCKY JUNE 26 E M 304 S100 A YEAR TERM3 OF THE BLADE Issuo for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers 50 cents each 250 for five yTerms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 FlvoNew subscribers sent one year for J 250- E Make all Money Orders Drafts and r Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky T When you change your address ad Ifervlao this office giving your old K well as the new address Mien you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old iubscrlbnr slip on the paper will st 0nof subsci 1fisthef- nets ut Subscrii ne to this pub lion are not discontinued at expiration unless Jfso ordered oy the subscriber The courts Invariably hold a subscriber resiionsihlo to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers re delved until the paper Is paid for in full up to date and ordered discontinued Office of publication 155 W Short St Lexington Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall Matter Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX J 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to J certain degree demoralizes those who make plt those who sell Itand those who drink It r believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm t rof the distillery until It empties Into rfflV rithe hell of crime death and dishonor sjfc1 demoralizes everybody that touches jP do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudice against tills liquid irlme f CT All you have to do Is to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan Vlty of the poverty of the ignorance of ti the distress of the little children tug glng at the faded dresses of weeping 7xand despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish tiling And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of tho scaffold upon either bank do wonder that every thoughtful man i stuffrfi ROBERT G INGERSOLL t Keep Church and State forever leparate GRANT DOVIernment b State WANTEDThe name and address of every farmer In the U 8 that has a drilled cased well or contem plates having one put down Mills i Rose Co well specialists UIi Nh t t 7 f cOo BURNS UP MORE SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN Not long since the Iroquois theater In Chicago hurnod up people nearly all little children nn of them little girls others being thylr mothers and some preachers all of Whom had gone to se and hear a play especially adapted children The details horrified the whole civiliz ed world but In tho hearts of some re ligious bigots there wan at least the con solation that hereafter people would see more plainly that they ought to take their children to church and pay their money to preachers instead of takln them to theaters Indulging In the sin of Campbell used to say that the New Testament said Jesus wept but never said ho laughed The Old Testament however says God laughs It does not say that God goes to a theater and laughs at something funny but God Is represented by the as saying will laugh when their calamity cometh The other day In New York harbor a steamer the General Slocum was loaded with the Sunday school children of a Protestant church all under the management of a preacher named lines and accompanied by their mothers and In many Instances grand mothers The papers say they were of that class of society called welltodoneither rich nor poor If they had all been rich peo plo that very large class of society thatI are now making a specialty of hating nil rich people simply because they are rich could havo found some consolation In the feet that so many of them were burned nnd drowned On tho other hand had they nil beenI poor laborers the rich could have saidI NImporte they belong to the laboring class that are striking and dynamiting people all over the country wont work themselves and wont let anybody elseI work and this experience of the eral Slocum will teach them some sense and the outcome of It nil will be for the general good But they were people neither rich norr poor the coudith omll ltbNJT Sabbatarians tvou i manifestation of Gods spleasuro for profaning the SaUiath but there seems to have been noting In the procedure and conduct of nit these people that at all contravened the most staid and orthodox propriety and yet In the midst of tho throbblngs of a thousand happy hearts Into which there Had been drilled by line upon lino and precept upon pre cept all the Influences of the Christian religion n pan of grease Is turned over In a restaurant of the steamer and catch Ing fire it spreads with almost miraculous rapidly from end to end of the great steamer and tho loss of life by burning and drowning Is estimated at from to the largest part of them being children Tao largest part of those that escaped were men who let women and children burn or drown to save their own lives liana tho preacher who had charge of the excursion escaped and will probably exhibit himself as a living monument of tho grace of God but his wife daughter and motherinlaw all drowned or were burned to death People talk of the ennobling Influences of the Christian religion and yet here Is n preacher who saves his own life and lets his motherinlaw drown Some years ago Tnlmago and his wife and another woman were out In a small boat It capsized and Talmages wife was drowned but Talmago saved himself and tho other woman Of course everybody says his selecting the other woman was accidental but If should go out boating with two women one of them my faithful old wife and the other a pretty young woman and the boat should turn over and drown my wife and I should get ashore all safe and sound with the young woman you know what pious people would say all the Rome A mother was found by a diver lying on the bottom of the ocean still grasping her child but Haas was all sofa Some of those who had members of their families on tho steamer have sui and others become Insane under the Inlluenco of tho horror According to the Infidel theory there Is nothing In all of this any more wonder Ail than If a man had unwittingly crush ed under his big boot n thousand little ants that In their little colony were all busying themselves to make themselves and each other happy In their dally Infidel says there Is no God and that these nearly thousand people died as they dill us the result of the operation of natural laws that could not possibly have eventuated otherwise Not so with the Christian Jesus Christ had promised these people that anything they would ask him would be done for them and a thousand Christian prayers in tho name of Jesus had been offered to God for the safety and happiness of those dear little children on that day But Godaccording to Christian shifts tho scenes so had to add all the horror possibly to tho dramatic effect he was going to use In destroying those In nocent children Ho picked n clear day and a place on the harbor right In full view of one of the largest cities In the world the city of which Roosevelt the great worshiper of God had been mayor God picked a placo on the sea where r the presence of rocks prevented th beaching tho boat when the fire should begin and ho put on the shore where the otllcers would want to that boat n great number of great res ervoirs of coal oil that anybody could see that to go thore with a burning ship would seem to be criminal and then with n pan of grease as If he wanted to make thowholo thing mean and temptible God that theso Christian peoIpie pray to as a heavenly father ed a fire that enveloped tho ship almost as If by magic and the burning and drowning of the Innocent children and their loving mothers and in many I- njstances fornwas turned a scene one of the most horrible In American history all being done that we can Imagine tho devil would do If ho had full sway to show his enmity to the Christian religion Ever since the Infidels of the Un ited States In an organized body have thegmeans to the Influence of the Christian religion hasanyone in any of these Infidel Congresses r took a part in one of these In Sew Yore City and wo went in a body over to Brooklyn to meet another Infidel organi zation there but nothing happened to us any whero along there where God burn ed and drowned all these Sunday school year the Infidels of America will meet In St Louis and this year they will go from all over the world to Rome the head center of the Christian religion and go for tho purpose of doing all they can to destroy the power of Christianity If In one of the buildings that are to contain these Infidel Congresses a fire were to occur that would burn to death thousand of them the Christian pulpit and Christian press all over tho world would proclaim the glad tidings that at last God had vindicated his religion by thus horribly destroying Its enemies met In conclave to destroy that religion But although this Is true there Is not a man or woman of good common sense in all America who would not so far as sate ty Is concerned just as soon travel with the delegates going to one of these Infidel Congresses as with the delegates to a church convention But what will tho preachers and religious editors say about the religious bear Ing of the General Slocum horror Not a thlnc There Is nothing that nerr reh8flf eneral Slocum shown his disapprobation of ouuu schools now about the only means of re cruiting for the church by promising little children picnics and excursions If they will come and take Into their de fenceless little brains and hearts such stupid lies as that of two bears eating fortytwo children that did not go to Sunday school In the Bible When these children get a lIttle too big for excursions they are given still to amuse them and make them work for the church Y A buildings to play checkers In and still a little later on they are given club rooms In elegant church buildings with wine and rigors and politics I can easily understand why the preachers and a clientele who run with them should keep up this holy humbug and fraud the Christian religion because they make money and honor and ease and comfort by It and all without labor but in the light of all the facts that go to show that Godsupposing there Is a God dous not caro any more for Chris tians than he does Infidels or snakes or clods of dirt I cannot seo why men and women who are otherwise honest and Intelligent and still backing this bum bug From Lexington Leader FATHER BARRY BECAME FAINT Through Over Exertion at Mass Yester day MornIng and Fell While otHclatlng at oclock mass terday morning Father James P Barry became faint and fell lIe was assisted to his toot coil urged to let Father Goe bel continue the service but he said he felt nil right and proceeded lIe had a second attack but it passed off and he was xsoon apparently ns well as ever rather Barry Is possessed of Indomlnable energy and determination anti doubtless overtaxed himself Comment This Father Burry Is the man who In Lexington arose In his pul pit once and said If Charley Mooro In the house I will not preach On the same Sunday that God was bowling over Barry like a tenpin In his pulpit I was In the cornfield thinning corn said to be the hardest work done on a farm almost the only thing that now cannot bo done by machinery and that you have to do by going right up ngln It by hard work I suppose I nm considerably older than Barry and yet nobody ever hears of God knocking me a blatant Infidel around like ho hated mo If God loves Barry for preaching on Sunday nnd hates me for working In the cornfield on Sunday God certainly has a fury way of showing Us likes and dis only hand turn of work that Jesus Is ever said to havo done was In a corn field on tho Sabbath The fools called wheat corn Jesus only Job pf work ho was the only man that ever lived who was too lazy to fish was to walk with his dozen disciples through the ripe wheat that belonged to somebody else and rub it out In his hands and eat It Ho had a great way of eating other peoples grub MINISTER SAYS BIBLE AND CHRISTIAN BELIEF NOT SOURCE OF LIBERTY 1REV NEWBERT FOLLOWS SERMON VISITaWITH ANOTHER EQUAL LY STARTLING Says CivilizationWHas not Helped the Race to Advance precedingSuriiJreplete with surprising and revolutionary statom ntrrol11 the viewpoint of or thodox Christianity the Itev K Nowbert of All Souls Unitarian Church yesterday preached to his morning gregation on the thomo of Civilization and Christianity The first sermon created much dls cusaloii and varied comment and won called forth by one or two Incidents of IndianapolisChina and other lands of the Orient need Christianity and the Bible not so much as Ihoy need a revival of learning and a revolution in their own culture and rellglofk Yesterdays sermons by tho Itev iJowbort was n sequel to tho first and was practically an amplification of thought of Its predecessor Rev New bert stoke in part a follows Progress Is a fact Its compelling cause intelligence Religion considered apart from civilization has not helped tho rae to advance Religion as an end In Itself is sure to mean bigotry and fan aticism As a thing by Itself religion has bran a heavy load for the world to carry In the distant centuries India came lander the curse pnd her civiliza tion was arrested by religion All Mo hammJdan lands have beep blighted by the scjno nurse Too religion flesh jhg disease that has sapped Asia of her nn rgfy l No an trite Of4he groat a d g itinii gl1Iwl1a not daflrooT Learning was Tho scholar was Hunted 1iue And Bruno lautnsth This new astronomy was proscribed Tile printing press was condemned The worst part of the nightmare came to an end ki this reformation And the cause of the refer nation was the revival of learning the rise of the humanists and tho discovery of tho classics which had been lost for 1000 years Wo talk of Christianizing the world Just what do wo moan Do we hope tit save the Iienthen by giving him the ble and the Christian belief Would a single swapping of religion benefit AslaT Or does Asia need something else We ore slow to admit the influence of race upon religion When we soy that all things great nod good come from Christianity we speak as AngloSaxons trained in the school of tho AngloSaxon civilization soy no hurt of the Bible and the Christian belief when say that these aro not the source of civil nnd re Iglous liberty Freedom the dignity of woman the public school and the hu manities bear tho murk of the Anglo the distant centuries before Rome built up her Iron despotism the rough Teuton cherished an unusual affection and respect for woman whom he made Ills companion rather than his slave in tho language of Historian he en dowed her In her own right made her the animating spirit of his homo owed her to share his enterprises and Invest her sex with something of a sacred and prescient character In his wild poems and rough laws ono finds the germ of his later Shoakspeares and Beethovens and Cromwells the germ of that genius which has made his liter ature the richest In the world and kept his sons for 1000 years on every throne of Europe In England Magna Charts U the en during monument to the AngloSaxons fitness for leadership Did Manna Char ta come from the bible or from the Christian religion No Back of It la tho Saxons love of freedom Spain was Christian at the tune but Spain has no Magna Charta Franco was Christian but Louis XI granted no charter of liber ties Russia was Christian but Peter the Great gave no pledge for tho security of civil liberty In America and England education and civil and religious liberty go hand in hand with Christianity so that wo not think of tho one without the other Spain Is Christian Spain too Is Illiter ato She has discovered moro lands misgoverned moro people erected moro crosses and murdered more men than any nation In history Is religion Spains need South America Is Chris tan In belief But how great her ethi cal need Cuba and Porto Itlco aro Chris tlan yet these Islands lying contiguous to our shores are poor In moral ideal Sonia her lands red with the blood of a murdered king and queen Is Christian Abyssmla has been Christian since the fourth century Russia Is Christian Have these countries a civilization to boast Freedom In Russia exists only h the dreams of some exile while t church and state there Is the Iron des potism Russia Is Christian and true- nrvvMwv Her masses are no better than slaves poorly fed and clothed their homes hovels Shall tho Christian missionary bo our Europeland moroIuniversities long feared Let her people puss from bondage and Ignorance to freedom and Intelligence OTul of great and disrupted China China needs to bo freed from herself Religion arrested her development nor would sho gain by swapping It for an other alien to hen soil and climate and iiiiHttlted to her temperament China will be saved when she has a mind to go out to meet the world In commerce and startingrorcider to sand her picked youths Into the universities of western Europe and America She needs to break with Con fuolanlvm lint she does not need to adopt another faith believe In man anti his capacity for progress It would be well could the world fall asleep and forget many rell glees while dreaming tho dream of the beautiful life and awaking to flail the dream a reality The ecclesiastical ago is passing Religious dogma will not again rule the world Men are turning to life desiring freedom pros purity nnd happiness Indianapolis Jour awl DR WILSONS FRIENDS ARE REQUESTED TO RE MIT THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS AT ONCE Shall Dr J U Wilson represent American Freethinkers at tIle coming Freethought Congress of the world And is It a physical impossibility to raise a fund of one thousand dollprs for that purpose Let the reader decide for himself As to the sentiments entertained by Dr Wilsons friends In Cincinnati would say that It Is the coisensus of opinion that the Doctor rjjall goto 11 1RP RomeflIfth ro tithe sub orhHlon at once themno goes tion but that Dr Wilson will be able to niche the trip and publish the book on his return If the three hundred subscribers will remit at olio will guarantee toh raise one hundrotl dollars In Cincinnati in addition to former subscrlb lions In this city This will give us 750 and am sure that we will re receive the other 250 subscribers booI fore the Doctors return from Rome Hence It ought to be an established fact that tho President of the National Liberal Party will be able both to males tho journey and publish the 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 rlonds to subscribe and remit MORRIS SACHSIAtlas Hank Dldg Cincinnati 0I A WOMAN ON RELIGION Greensboro N C June 1004 Jlr Charles C Moore My Dear Sirit Is with much pleasure that write you to thank you for the Krent amount of encouragement you have given mo through your pa per At ono time was a superstitious slave like many others tended church and Sunday school Us tended to all that was said heard them toll what a great man David was without telling how mean ho was wont on this way for some time try lug to helices what heard but could not At last got a copy of the Age of Reason by Thomas Paine and that set me nil right I left off church going and other foolishness nail went to work myself to niche a living tray moro successful than somo others and they woro ready to persecute me and me all tho trouble they could These church folks are the worst people know of If could havo been let alone I could havo made a good living laid up something for a rainy day and helped others to get a start in life They can cut up in general but let an Infidel Como around and go to work and their feathers rise like an old turkey bler In strutting time- know have your sympathies and I assure you that you have mine in your trial Sincerely yours CLARA TAYLOR Comment Ono of the biggest mis takes that the preachers are going u against Is that they can always rely oi the women but there Is twice a much Infidelity among the around where I live as there is anion the men It may be because men aro afraid from business considerations to say what they think but recently tie women who live near me and o f whom I never would have suspects expressIwork llthCLERGYMAN SENTENCED Rev J Dobbyn Pays Penalty of Crime With Three Months the Workhouse DEFENSE WAS ENTERED Charged With a Revolving Offense ha Pleaded Guilty to orderly Conduct thopointpolicecourt clergymanTuesdaynightplaint of Charles Donnelle nn year old youth arrestbore StPaulsof his arrest tho Episcopal clergymen of the city wore loth to believe there andIthe fought court Stan Donnelly attorney for Dobbyn made an investigation of the charges and then notified the friends of tho pris oner that It would be Just as well to make no defense and If possible have tho charge changed to disorderly con duct and allow Dobbyn to receive a workhouse sentence Such arrangements were made with the county attorney and when the case was called In the police court Dobbyn entered a plea of guilty to disorderly sentenced to three months In the workhouse without the option of a fine DOWIE THE DEVIL AND BARNES GAVE TRIUNE BAP TISM ORDERED AND INSANE MAN CAME NEAR DROWN f Ifi Ii ingsville Ky June 11Clem Hat Jn of this county recently from Insane asylum has again develop dIviolent and dangerous Insanity After repeated attempts to kill his four children they were taken from him Awakening from sleep yesterday afternoon he told his wife who was alone with him that he had been to hell and ind received Imperative orders from Dowlo the Devil and Geo 0 Barnes to administer Triune Baptism to everybody He decided to begin with his wife Forcibly taking her to a deep hole at a lonely place In Mill Creek near his home ho proceeded to baptize her He had put her under the water the third time when stopped by some fishermen His wife was unconscious when rescued s in n serious condition He said It was his Intention to drown her Hatton Is a Mormon eiderrCommentThe Rev Gco 0 Barnes Is the eccentricto say the least of It Kentucky Presbyterian preacher under influence of whose preaching others have become Insane DANCE OPENED WITH PRAYER As Compromise With Church People and Pastor Brazil Ind June 11A dance by the Pastime Club of KnigiitxvlUo opened with prayer by pastor of Methodist Church as a compromise with tho young folks who are members of the club and of the church When the dance was announced there was a division followed by warm words the older members supporting the pas tor The dance was given last night with the pastor and other members of the church attending In a body They opened the festivities with prayer and with authority to stop tho run If It be tame to their eyes unseemly Waltzes 00ensuedFORGERY The Charge Against Prominent nols Church and Club Woman Klgln June Mss Martha E Lunn years old and for many years prominent In Elgin church social and womans club circles has been arrested upon the charge of forgery and Is now In jail Elgin attorneys It Is stated hold notes for collection against Mss Lunn amounting to 12000 Most of these notes are signed with the name of B E Lunn and W W Teal beenp84TH OF JULY RATES Viag ROUTE Tickets will be sold via this line at the rate of one nail onethird taro for e round trip plus cents Minimum rate cents Tickets on sale July and 4th good returning until July 8th orYKy or cinnati Ohio out Clcvilnud Ohio Loa- derYIARRIAG BEILHARTSIOT RELIGIONI The Spirit Fruit Societys Farm Near Lisbon 0 Contains a tented ColonyAdherents Ex tremely Loyal to Their Leader Grand Jury May Investigate the Charge of ImmoralityHow Bell hart Became What He Is LlHbou Ohio Made famous by the of mine of McKinley Hanna allan llglmm the Fighting McCooks aUlI others together with Its connection rltli the early history of Ohio the to own of Lisbon is now receiving a rltlomrcnd notoriety which names mil evonlH have never given It The preaching of Jacob Denhart he head of the peculiar cult Imown is The Spirit Fruit Society in Chi man recently where he was dalng missionary work Is responsible forI his notoriety Although the cult eer dare Its establishment near here a extended quleU low yours ago has in the seclusion of the beautiful surI ouwHuRS of the Spirit Fruit farm Jacob says this unsought for puhllc ay Is hastening the universal accep- fatten of his doctrines F Among recent converts who were tho farm todaywas Irvin E noclwell millionarle who Is one of a Chicago the ohlof owners of tho Minnie Mooro Muting Companys silver lend mine ot Wood River Idaho and who is said to contributor to theIrecenthave been a amount of 50000 Joctet y to the Rockwell stopped off for a few da York to Chlcai o on his way from New Ho Is n most enthusiastic follower of Jacob and always assumes an nttl undo of humility and deference wIlen Jacob expounds his doctrine Other Chicago visitors recently convert nre Robert Wall a former loader with his wife and their little daughter Mildred Euge and 1IrsHawkinsonClarke George Joannotto White Blessed Herbes a Chicago girl probably eighte n years old who Is a recent conve will remain at the colony permanently t llellharts views on the higher sp jJ Itunl life to which he has funV hlireir lIt1 lrKil several years TTT a Seventh Day Adventist prea at tho age of twentyone Two earR later he foil that ho was needed for l something else and went to Dattle Creek Mich where he took a con se In nursing In the sanitarium It was h that he conceived the Idea of he ug by prayer but after effect set J euros by that method he waR ortU e to leave the place He then r dovo himself to nn Investlgatl of mt tal science Christian scleni e theosophy the Protestant and Catholic religions and then single tax io clallpm anarchy and political ecor tat From these Investigations he 14 oiled that most people were living n false plane and that the entire o clal economic and political system wero false and unjust He says he came Into a conscious iioss of having no will of his own nn decided that the universe Is only a manifestation of spirit that man onl nets through himself the universe will Ho recognizes the one universe law of love to which all mated tlilnajR are subject flint maintain tint tho moment an Individual wi 11I Is assorted antagonisms are created lime suit recognizes no personal Go s Itellliart seems to possess a strange Influence over his followers but dc idea any hypnotic power although h e ins been charged with this Million nlro Rockwell and the former loader Wall appear to be completely In his power as well as tho men on the farm Rockwell says II Jacob wants all of my wealth he have It- Speaking of his conversion Rockwell says You can say for me I changed man They will all say who know mo hope It Is a change for hotter because he could not got much worse It Is a change for tho hotter absolutely trust God and I am living It I am no longer n hypocrite am just what I am nm no longer a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hydo I nm just plain Rockwell I nm what am mid what am owe tp Jacob Uellhart God bless him I believe Christs statements In the ser mon on the mount are the statements of absolute principles which are dem onstrated In this material world take no thought for the morrow am not worrying about anything am leading a quiet unassuming un pretentious life out here at absolute poaco with world believe In God and Jacob Uellhart My pleasure and peace hero are such as never litKhcthis earth such ns never knew mi know JacnhhEx labor trader Robert Q Wall says am the happiest man onh earth today and feel that owe mtl to Jacob Bellhart lIow he produce this change in mefl showing mo the folly of tho lIfo I was loading I was leading a IloJs life anti he showed me how could live a lord and a prince He oITered me n solution for all of my problems accepted the solution and here am the most contented human being on earth Before I joined Jacob I was harrassed to death by the prohlemR life My life was Intolerable un endurable but praise the Lord and Jacob I am at peace now I am lead- Ing a scriptural life living the ntble the letter I am running nround here In my bare feet foot loose and fancy free living close to nature and letting tho damned old world do the same This Is the religion of to hen with caro Rellhart Is a plain farmerlooklngI of slight build When ho estab llshed his community here hetween five and six years ago his wife left him taking with her their two dren Mrs Bellhart did not Rhare her husbands views and their sepalI ntlon Is said to have been due to his regard for Virginia Moore a memher of the community Jacob says ho dos- not condemn marriage but that It Is not nn essential In this higher lifeI There have been ninny Intimations of Immoral practices In the communl but there has never been any s lib stnntlatlug proof that would allmlt of legal proceedings There Is n sweet little four arolll- s girl at the farm known as Eeln Gladys the love child She Is a daughter of Miss Mary Dell hart who Is a sister and follower of Jacob The remark was made to a couple of news paper men at the farm today that Mary wanted the child hut did not care to be bound by any ties of well lock A couple of local ministers started a crusade against the farm soon after the community was estab llshed but the matter was drop and has not been revlverlIHon W S Potts says In his paper tit Ohio Patriot published hero Tho civil authorities should Ihvestlgi e Jacob Bcllliarts church and If It be 1fOllnd that wholesome laws are 10 ipil tlin said church shn1 he wlp 4JIf hw fcrsal e is one of his expresslo Wo have some conception of free love and his teaching must he alon that line At any rate If his chi doctrine should prevail the marriage relation would be Interfered with a families would be broken up Socli would bo turned topsyturvy and coli would be the entire push Un bridled licentiousness would be outcome and our highly religious clv Ilintlon would he destroyed When asked why the local autho lea do not proceed against the SlIlr 0It Fruit farm Mayor George T Far Ierell said today Jacob Bellhart has IIfor a long time been a well known character here I can not say that ias proved a bad citizen On the con rary ho has many friends among the leople of Lisbon He Is a quiet well ehaved unassuming man and so far as any of us know Is lawabldlng Is honest Indeed scrupulously so an never knew oflilm defrauding an one 111As to his Spirit Fruit farm tow little about It except from what have read In the papers and hear tho streets It Is true these 11Ilort have not always been coinpl entary to Jacob or his adherent hilt they have all proved to bo reports not evidence Why do we not raid place mid punish him for conduc- tIring a questionable resort For tw reasons The first Is that his colony Is outside of our city limits and have no Jurisdiction over him Tin 111ecol1l1 Is because we have no dence against him You cannot arrest nnd Imprison a man until you have 11Inllillplltahle evidence upon which to Iroced and you must remember that eer man Is Innocent until proved IWIlt It Is commonly accepted lonp the people of Lisbon that not as It should be out at the Splr Fruit farm lint hearsay evidence hold In courts It makes no difference how great a reproach Bellhart and his colony hecol11e to this community we must hao evidence before we can proceed against him and you can form no Idea how hard this evidence Is to procure It looks easy but It Is not It Is serlolls thing to prefer charges of this- character against a man have no douht the grand Jury will take the matter up at Its next session If evl dence can bo procured oncoming the voluntary contrlbu tlolIS for tho support of his commun Jacob says they conic from eve and from men nnd women he tho saw or heard of Ho says he been offered property In sort large cities by followers which be refused because ho does not want become wealthy and that ho reo ccntly returned 12000 to a woman because ho was not sure Ulat she was actuated by the right moUve have often refused diamonds nnd the like ho says because theso things tend to make a man proud nnd boastful Bellhart talks volubly and uses mystifying expressions In explain ly his creed He says that Christ was not divine that ho was not n religionI 1st that the Spirit Fruit society In following his teachings Is not a re llglous organization Comment Tho plain American ot I the above account Is that under the nome of religion a lot of men and women have gone Into an arrangep ment to lead n life in DOCp jaclos Decamera for the publ1catlonC of which in this country parties were Imprisoned under the charge of Issu- Ing obscene literature the book being no more obscene than this account In It the Cleveland Leader- If a gang of libertines like this can thus defy law and the highest hleas of propriety In this matter why not proclaim openly In Ohio that free love Is all right And yet If we are to have the DIJ ble as an authority In morals car the law consistently do with these case Is certainly not comp title In grossness to the cases of Dn vld and Solomon and various other characters In the Bible that are helll up by that book as exemplars Our government has settled It thntI we cannot stop a mans exorcise of his religion has recognized that Iormon Ism Is all right and has been on most Intimate terms with the Oriental keeper of a harem and at the rate we are now going It looks to me that free love will soon be It FIGHT FOR UNIFORM TAXATIO IIChicago III Juno 15 Ifl04 Editor Blue Grass untie Tho contest for equal or mlform taxation which has been gob g on Intr different parts of tho country h IIII been carried on vigorously In hls city A strong effort has been made to ha 0a the church pronertvjlaal l lch has fore f wewc11 wt ISof various Turner societies anll afterward by representatives of labor unions Tho Bohemian society enl It hhid Bohemian Guard of Freethlt ors also tool part In the moveme ldThese meetings having attracted t groat deal of attention and some a the arguments having been mode pi He tho result was that a large nmou nt eot property which had been prevloi ly exempted was added to the asset ment roll last year Encouraged by this success this ear bolder measures were adopts Mr E C Relchwald acting for the United Societies flied a petition for mandamus to compel the assessors to Ieplnce upon tho rolls property which had been Illegally omitted This pr 0 ceding was commenced about e nonths ago The attorney for the ioard of assessors filed a demurrer to IIIthe petition The societies appointe a committee to take the matter In hand and furnish them liberally with money to carry on the campaign At tel tho usual court delays the demur IIreI was called tip by the conimlttee The attorney for tho hoard now solicited an Interview anti ad Ittlng that the demurrer had beet flied for delay he stated that tho- hoard was willing to place upon the rolls all the property which tho a mittel would designate leaving It the property owners to contest their- right to make the assessments Thus tho matter now stands abollt three weeks the committee wll- lmale a report to Jho board of assessors and will furnish them with a list of additional property to bo assessed This of course Is a complete tory for the friends of equal rights anll equal taxation so far as the ac 1tlon of tho assessors can dechfo the shun The credit Is due to jethlnkers tho Turner societies and the labor organizations of this- city Tho Bohemian Guard of Freethinkers has been specially active anllI IIheral In tho contribution of minds C B WAITE Comment This Is an Important matter The church Is robbing pllhllc and especially Infidels by ex emlltlng its property CHURCH And School House Demolished By Lightning nysvllle Ky Juno 18 During heavy electric storm at Maysllck this n i ti1I county this afternoon lightning colored Baptist church nnd struckI house completely demolishing buildings The loss Is about partly Insured WISCONSIN BROTHER Wants Mesdames Closz and Henry Go to Rome With Dr Wilson Rlchlnnd Center WIs June 04 Mr Charles C Mooro Dear SlrI am exceedingly anxious that Dr Wilson should represent America at tho Worlds Congress of Freethinkers at Rome but I am equal anxious that Mesdames Closz and Henry should accompany him- wrote Mr Sachs some two monthR ago that I would bo one of 200 to sle 5 or one of 100 to give 10 each to have Mesdames Closz and Henry go My means aro quite limited and would have to deny myself somo comforts of life to do this I antlcl Dr Wilsons book with great and would equally enjoy ac by tho two ladles In the Dlade I hope the Liberals will go down In their pockets and shell out It Is nearly tho middle of June and If wo are going to do anything substantial Is high time wo wore doing It I have paid for two of Doctors books and want to glvo five or ten dollars more If tho two ladles will go J with him Let us all see what can be loae the last of June for Dr Wilson CASEY- SOCIALISMSHE SAYS YES- KIDDER SAYS NO Rochester Pa Juno 1001 Editor Moore If Soclllsts were not more tolorn and charitable than you you wOllld Hnd the subscrlbtlon list of the llIlIe Grass Blade considerably shortened If you put It to tho vote you would probably find that onefourth of our subscribers are Socialists My sister a Socialist Is a subscriber I am not being too vindictive to encourage one who Ignorantly and willfully In suits Socialists If you aro a reader of the Work In every copy of which Is the Illatform of the Socialist party with Its alms purposes and demands and stills Socialists want to divide your proper your case Is hopeless I fear Dllt wish to remind you that there Is a point where patience censes to bo virtue and your many Soclallilt subscribers may appl the maxim If will consequent LeIIIT u5l would be silly to prejudice possible converts to Socialism by writing against religions Never the less the majority of Socialists aro Freethli 11erR because they aro more rational than Republlcrats This letter Is not written for IlIIbll cation nor that I think it will malee any Impression upon your mind hnt simply to let off steam ISUII with Socialism ELLA KAUTZ In the same mall that brought your letter came ono from Kidder Answer him In the Blade and give him the evil Ills letter Is as follows San Francisco Juno 12 1904 Uy Brother IxDont stop commenting Tis strongest point As to Socialism you cant refute It for these reasons nobody knows what It Is and when you corner n Socialist all the other Socialists say That Isnt Socialism and he Isnt a Social lilt lies a dam fool Just as If ho ouldnt be both just as If ho cad be one without being other Don link Im blaming one Socialist for calling another Socialist a dam fool Im too charitable for that As to Mr Stones land derision what shall say of It Ever slnci dustry and economy fixed a deep glllf between laziness and prodigality there havo been Stones A man having Rpent every thing which everybody wants naturally falls back on wind expenditure which nobody wants that bloweth In the practical waxed hlg with the theoretical wont call Mr Stone crazy If cant impart fresh Information Ill leeep quiet Think of 80000000 So clnllRts running this country on the- operative plan Think of 80000 000 people so constituted that every man will forget self In considering the other 79999999 Can Insanity outRide of a church go farther An Episcopal lady told my father that her- creed was embraced by the 39 tlcles He isked her for one article She didnt know It So It Is with So Hsts They dont know what they- helleve But they know they believe Socialism Tho poor aro bound to en tho rich Its ono of tho essentials ot nothing to envy something Iho- most prominent and consistent Social 1st was Jesus Christ Ho did nothing but talk his only evidence of enter- prlse was stealing a mule Such zeal Is equal division has caused many a y I WJNCJJJ5TJR r FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS Its not sentimentthat makes the most successful shots shoot Winchester Factory Loaded Shells Its the re J t suits they give Its their entire reliability even ness of pattern and uniform shooting Winchester Leader shells loaded with smokeless powder are the best shells on 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 l THE SHELLS THE CHAMPIONS SHOOT man to ornament a rope The only difference between Jesus Christ and modern Socialists Is Ho bragged of his pedigree But why arguo with these lunatics Why try to upset a mans creed when neither of yau know what It Is Goodbye M GRIER KIDDER From Denver Post RECREANT MINISTER AND SINGER LOVE IN CANAD F Cordova and Miss Bowne Forced to Leave Toronto HotelBoth Confess Identity and Declare They Are Happy Toronto Tune 4Tho Rev J F Cordova the minister from South River N J and Miss Julia Down the young choir singer with whom he fled on May 17th were discover hero In a small hotel When their Identity became known they were or tiered out by the proprietor and left and Miss Bowne who ore traveling alternately as brother and sister undo and nleco anti lumbar and wife are living at a pace which If continued will render them penr less within a short time Both the nan and the girl while professing to bo happy show extreme nervousness and their faces carr hunted looks They first tried to see cure apartments at a prominent Ing street hostelry where Cordova Intro duced the girl ns his niece His sus plclons aroused by their manner tho clerk refused to receive them where upon they went to a Yonge street tel Cordova at first denied his Iden tlty You havo made a mistake ho said to the reporter Why here Is your picture Raid the reporter and hero Is that of 1IIss Hushed and replied Well suppose wo are they whom you we are Wo have done only what ij f us fivo done Thore the dictates at I iepueatedJPWi T t not we be left alone snld Miss Bowno We are rcsponsll for what we havo done and able be to manage for ourselves But havo you no desire to return to your father site was asked have Mr Cordova site replied Later Mr Carhnrt saw tho girl and endeavored to Induce her to leave Cor dova She listened to his pleadings but refused to bo separated from tho minister She told Mr Carhart that alto nnd Cordova como to Canada as soon as possible after they fled from South River They crossed the bore del line above Buffalo May 20th anll went to Brampton Out where Cor flora Introduced Miss Bowne ns his halfsister Ho represented that Rhe was suffering from a nervous affe tlon and that ho Intended taking her to Preston Springs They reache Toronto Friday last but whet they spent tho intervening time the girl would not say CommentIt has long been mon for Sunday school superlntei tents to get to be bank cashiers and rob the banks and for preachers to Jlopo with the girls In their choirs The Sunday school superintendent bank cashier does not these days seem to be getting In his work quit so fly as of yore because probably tanks have learned from experience hat a Sunday school superlntenden will steal the hanks money If ho gets to be cashier the preacher bother single or married continue to run away with the pretty girls his choir WOMAN KILLED Virginia Preacher Shoots Nelghborut Death Shooting at Cats Richmond Va June ISnecatur Edwards pastor at Falmouth Daptlst church whllo shooting at cats In his back yard at Fredericksburg dar accldently shot and killed Mrs icy Mann who was standing in her- bocle porch In adjoining premises CLERGYMEN In Their Fight on Sunday Ball Supreme Court Declares It Illegal Now York Juno 18 Justice nor of tho Supremo Court sitting as a magistrate In Brooklyn tonight handOtI down an opinion In which holds that games of professional baso- hall such as havo been played at ashliiKton Park this season games to which tho public Is Invited and which an admission fee Is charged aro Illegal on Sunday being prohibit cd by the Sunday law- this opinion preachers who- hayo been fighting professional Sun- Ilay base ball have won their point t 4i sI25Ci- ncinnati and Return VIA QUEEN CRESCENT SUNDAY 1 JULYS Special Trains Leave Lexingtonfi30 Ask Ticket Agents for Partic ulars A IGood RouteI to Try Trtraverses a territory rich In undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities Ton IIagriculture horticulture stock rals hag mining and manufacturing And last but not least It Iso Sc Tt Frisco System nWoffersthel traveling public excellent service 8ntiifast time j Between St Louis and Kansas City and points in Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and tne Southwest c Between Kansas City and points jIn Tennessee Alabama Georgia Florida and the I1ISSISSIPPig Behveeu Birmingham phis and points In Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the West and Southwest Full information as to route and rates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of the Company or tortPassenger Traffic Department Commercial t Saint Liutai TIS THE COMFORT LINE 1 see Reclining tt J Cbaiit CansryXfil ON THE POP- ULARHenderson r RouteBETWEEN f LOUISVILLE EVANSVILLE ST LOUIS WEST AND SOUTHWEST T we are the Originators of Free Reclining Chair Car Service Between Louisville and St Louis Dont you think It would pay you In traveling to Get the Henderson Route HablfT It will us ASK ABOUT IT iiL J IRWIN GEO L GARRETT Genl Pass Agt Trav Paw Agtv LMIitYlLLI KY y i jf 7JI i itJI r f i RESOLUTIONS OFFERED BY W MCORMIC- AND ENDORSED BY MENIFEE- CO KY DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION JUNE 4 1904 Published by his request Resolved 1st It Is the sentiment of the Assembly that Democracy means Jeffersonian Liberty Jacks- nlan Fidelity Douglas Industry an Universal Equity 2nd Wo enter the first National Campaign of the Twentieth Contur pledged as a Unit to stand by an bo with and of tho Labor Democracy of Personal Equity In all the Ameri can States 3d We denounce and shall trea as a Party Tool Political Demagogue Democratic Absurdity and Social Outcast any man posing as a St Louis possibility for Presidential nomination July 8th 1904 who is Fool and Tool enough to allow the European Money Trust and American Goldbugs to publish for him as campaign literature that Ho has Ignored politics nineteen of the last years of his life during which time although a Gold bug voted eight years for W Bryan and his John Sherman purclia- ng clause idea of Free Silver 4th Wo now and hereby declare that wo are a part of tho Labor Democracy of the United States of America which Is now always has been an ever will be the only true Democracy and as such will have no affinity or alliance in convention or otherwise with a sham or mock partisan dom gogery who train act and vote Policy instead of Democratic principles and common reasonable Equity 5th This convention says by it acts In either capacity county Sttato or Nationthat Labor and Capital are as much a necessity combined In to a single fofrco in the pursuit social betterment and mental onjo r timeat as is fire and water to mak Weani or earth and air to make an i Ipustaln lIfo Ctli Wo declare tho open free- fair and Independent Newspaper Press its successful business Intellectual Journalism to be 0 tfand leading forces for public good the over and whereas only a very persons have during all history shown up with sufficient money and mental ability to successfully edit run one paper or periodical we 1and It highly expedient and to en endorse and use In a lead and public way a man with sufficient money means and mind to run seven of the best of tho great Ameri J Journals 17th Capital Labor and Democracy i are one and Inseparablo in the con filet of life and human progress and Whereas William Randolph Hearst formerly of California but now of Now York has is and does live act and combine this trinity by his hls convention declare him t Itablo person fot Chief Execu flairs P i ton IlIOan we tirebypp- oint make and constitute etc From Denver Colo Post 1COMMON LAW WIFE t l THE LATE FATHER LEPORE Girl Claims Priest Was Father of Her Baby and That He Promised to Leave Church and Marry Her The alleged love of a school girl and a priest is culminating in a suit brought against the estate of tho late Father Leporo In behalf of Evelyn Mary Bonus who claims she was the common law wife of tho priest and that he Is the father of her boy Miss Benns resides at 3521 Alcott street and this morning told the story of a modern Abelard and Heloise with trembling lips and tearful eyes She is a petite graceful lady with largo black eyes and a wealth of coal black hair- I first mot Father Lepore at a fair which ho was giving in a pavilllon on the sito where his church now stands at West Thirtysixth avenue and Pal r mer streets I was a schoolgirl of fif teen then and went with a schoolgirl chum to tho fair was not a Catholic f then but my friend was She Intro duced mo to Father Lepore and I fell In love with him I soon found that t9 reciprocated my affections and agreed to become his common law wife until such time as he could leave his church and marry me It was In July 1890 that this agreement tween us was entered Into He Imme dlately saw Bishop Matz and told him hi the truth and said he wished to with draw from the church and realize what he had put Into tho church he built leavetv was our way pores solicitation I became a Catholic t and was baptized by Bishop Matz 1 who gave mo the name of Mary Father Leporo was indefatigable in his efforts to get out of the church and oven announced In tho pulpit that Ihe was going to open a school for and was going to marry me Baptized In Fathers Name I have letters from him In which ihe acknowledges Victor as his son oven requested me to have him as Victor Hugo Lepore but Jbaptized like tho name Victor Hugo christened Victor Mariano IJerformit orThero were factions In tho church a deal of bitter feeling was ovluced Knowing that Father Lo Ir pore wished to resign tho pastorate Bishop AIntz wanted tho Jesuits to Phave It Father Loporo wanted the I r haveM1Servile fathers and ho had his wish i factional troubles It has claimed wore tho cause of the of the house of Frank Da VtStbeen at Boll street August I Ivasnultod at Bert street West Thlri tth avenuo August AlStb the same yessfcgnd badly beat iI en At this tlmo a revolver was found on mo which belonged to Father Lo Pore was forced to prevaricate to reporters at tho time to account for trulKh I took It away front Father Lo poro that night because he liocamo al most frenzied at the way Bishop Mat had treated him and sworo ho would go to Mlshop Matzs house and himThat Is the reason I took the re volver away from him and why It was found on me Tho next assault was wasImotherdwould marry mo as soon as Bishop Matz would make the necessary ar thdistered letter to Bishop Matz asking his advice received no reply but mte Victor In the orphan asylum In Peub io Resembles Priest The boy Victor at this period of the Interview came Into the room Ho Is a bright little fellow and reo sembles Father Lepore to a marls Septemberssaid m f FatheJr instroduce many witnesses in court who substantiate my claim to the es tate which consists of 3600 In notes bankdNozlone which ho was going to turn Into a dally as soon as wo wore mar rled It Is now run by his brother oaf my husband Mariano Lepore I shall fight the matter to the bit prost two patents which Father Leporo se cured for my mother Ono Is a pa tent fire escape which works lilts an InvaYwithoudThe Benns are of a distinguished Southern family whose plantations before the war especially In Georgia Thfe family and Mrs Benns has followed tho profession of an artist for many years The patents in question are valuable but were taken out in the name of Mariano Loporo Mrs Bonn expects the suit of her daughter also to glue her her patents bade BURIED IN MIDNIGHT SILENCE No Prayer Offered at Grave of Man RemarksYAt mid night and by the light of one torch the body of David A Fries one of the most widely known citizens of the county was lowered into tho grave the clods In Thent8 were no r no viththorw ri8sor t left specific ylirectlons as to the manner in which his burial should tak Fries died as a result of expos ure in a storm On his deathbed he summoned his most trusted friends and asked them to promise that his body should be placed in the ground silently and that no minister of any religious denomination should bo present Hundreds of his friends waited In the house until 10 oclock The body in a plain coffin was carried to the mortuary chapel in Mt Hebron cemetery and as the clocks were striking the midnight hour it was borne to tho grave One flaring pine torch held aloft by a grave digger gave tho pall bear ers light to see The coffin was low ered heads were uncovered Then as silently as they had come the com pany moved away SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD A distinguished Infidel cotemporary with a zeal worthy of a Christian apol ogist defends the Bible front tho charge of having said Spare the rod and spoil the child properly attribu ting those words to Hiullliran but unfortunately failing to say that the words of Butler are simply a para phrase of the much moro brutal words of Solomon Proverbs 21 He that sparoth the rod hatoth his ownI more humane paraphrase of SolI omons rule Is Spare the child and spoil the rod As a general proposition whenever you hear of anything bad attributed to the Bible It is safest to assume that I Is In tho DibleIExcept shooting craps and football the BIble teaches all the sins known to the calendar FELLOW TRAVELERS On the Moltke to Palestine Comments Dog Fennel the Orient Ensley Ala Juno Mr Charles C Mooro Dear Sir Please send mo a copy ofv your Dog Fennel In the Orient I will send you a check to cover or If you wish let mo know cost and I will send you a check and you eon then forward the book was on the Moltko crulso and have had a number of frlnpds wrlto mo mending your nccouSt of tho trip Yours very trulyiW J Study the Worlds Brotherhood Society and become a member We hnvo thoe best secular and moral principles on earth and as flue a lot of people as ever drew a beau or sighted a canyon Wo are opposed to Ignoruncu superstition slavery exploitation lick he and tobacco We are In favor of liberty knowledge Justice and benevolence Wo have the brotherhood of man and the cowopera tive commonwealth we have got her M1a jj tho cow by tho tale Address with stamps Miss Lulri Gibson President 1lZ 1oat Avo St Elmo Tonn or Win W Murtln Oenernl Secretary Mabloton PAINE AND LOUISIANA PURCHASE trovinc town Mass Juno Editor Blue Grass Ulade Under tho above caption tho Boater- Traveler of June gives Information- to ono of tho Press Writers concerning tho part taken by Palno In tho Louisiana Purchase completed am sure the readers of tho Blade will agree with mo that the editor of th Traveler Is to bo commended In so fully to M JOSHUE T SMALL The correspondence Is as follows LOUISIANAEseen In a Boston paper som Intimation that a portrait of Paine was to be Included In tho exhibit of portraits of distinguished Pennsyl vanlaiiH at tho St Louts Exposition write for Information concerning Paine connection with Louisiana Purchase would like also to know there In this country an organization the pur pose of which Is to do honor to the memory of Paine B letter written by Thomas Paine to President Jefferson relating to tho Louis- Iana Purchase printed In Conways Life of Paine Tho organization you have In naiad la The Paine Memorial Association of tho United States which Major Forrestur L Taylor flock Mountain Va Is president Followtn the excerpt from the Paine letter Dec Spain has ceded Louisiana to Franco and France has excluded the Americans from New Orleans and the navigation of the Mississippi The people of tho Western Torrltory have complained of It to their government and the govern uncut In consequence Involved and In forested In the affair The question the Iswhat Is tho best step to bo taken Suppose then the government begin by making a proposal to Franco to purchase tho cession made her by Spain of Louisiana provided It be with the consent of the people of Louisiana t a majority thereof Suppose the proposal attended to tho sum to bo comes next on tho carpet This on the part of the Americans will bo estimated between tho value of the commerce and the quantity of revenue that Louisiana will produce The French treasury Is not only empty but the government has con sinned by anticipation a great part of next years revenue A monied proposal will I believe be attended to if It should the claims upon France can be stipulated as part of the payment and tho sum can be paid here to tho claim ants I congratulate you on the birth tiny of n now Sun now called Christmas Day and make you a present of a thought on Louisiana THOMAS PAINE that the Christian liar and defamer Roosevelt called a filthy little atheist had a hand In nearly every thing that was done In his day that was good and Paine did more good for world in his life than Roosevelt wool do In a thousand years iCharles nets eDear Friend I have Just finished Ing your challenge to Wilkinson of Tex as at largeand want to tell you not to make him coma all the way to the Camp belllte Jerusalem to find trouble In splto of his statement to the con trary we can yet find several men in Texasone or two In DenIsonwho are equal to tho Job of currying a hydro ccphalus Jackass of his size QlCampbelllte Joss house here he may anti out something to his advantage and forever after hold his peace Yours truly- ACHESON- P SIt may Interest you to know that have a good Infidel wlfea daugh ter of T V Munson who I believe you will recollect as an old acquaintance CommentI have seen so many people in so ninny different places and am ting to be u little rickety In the head any way that I am sorry I cannot recall about your good wife but she Is a good Infidel I know she Is a good and sensible woman Please present my regards to tho Campbelllta preacher Inson It Just about as It always Is In such cases lie worked a big bluff In the Firm Foundation editor of that paper conniving at and put out to the dupes who patronize him the pression that during his challenges of six years no Inlldcl could bo found who was willing to answer him and now ho s just pining for a debate with some Infidel east of tho Mississippi Now It seems that Wilkinson is a fake and a fraud of the first water who has lied about tho matter and is in bad odor oven with some of his own stripe In his own State of Texas at large which Is pretty large Of course If wo had a discussion and beat him tho Campbellltcs would say was not ono of their representative men while If ho beat me the victory would ho all tho greater to them becauseiwas not ono of their big guns this State and especially In Lexington the Campbclllto Jerusalem their preachers are too smart to get Into a discussion with mo or to endorse body else for such a discussion They all know and everybody else of any sense knows that though I am no orator all could meet all tho preachers andC prlosts In Lexington at ono time on platform In tho town anti all by my lonet self knock them all over like a lot of wooden headed ten pinsyThey all know s a lierfrom start to finish and they know know that and that can show that and they are now making big money nd living like fighting cocks by pump ng these lies down tho gullets of tho fools and knaves who listen to them nnds these fellows wisely say let well enough and they aro too sharp to Jeop 11anyThey are a thoroughly unconscionable gang of liars with no sense of shame and think It Is a shrewd trick to go ahead letting money while decent and honest people are disgusted with them You will find that Wilkinson will never materialize In Lexington l jjt R ROME CON CRESS FUND Wildt at the Worlds Congress of Freethlnk ers t be held In Rome Italy next September Dr Wilson president of the Liberal Party and Is eminently qualified to participate In Onrexperlengre and It is needless to speak of the Doctors versatility and ability to wrllo such a book onesIt hoped that all who are ab will subscribe for an many books as possible All money received deposited In DtposltCompanyacknowledged through tin Blnile Contributions and subscriptions with and without money w5 be re Nit1I0nalSACIlSAtlas O OfsAmpunt sen to Blade office Cl 00 Andrew Cook Manatee Fla S E Price Clinton Mo Ed Helge sent Jacob Dlcstler Crist June II En glQf Rodney Wood Albert Daer Chan Taege all of Jordon Minn each and all paid Leonard Krauss New pdnLONDON MOBS CHASE DOWIE JOHN ALEXANDER GIVEN LITTLE PEACE IN BRITISH ME TROPOLISi London June 12AII day long crowds patio been In the vicinity of the Zion tabernacle on Euston road John Alex ander Dowle arrived at 1030 oclock had his meals Inside the tabernacle and re malted tAre throughout the day While three services were held the attendance was confined strictly to ticket holders Toward oclock tonight Dowle tured to leave the building with his wife and son and the long waiting mob with frantic shouts dashed after their cabs while reporters in hansoms Joined in tho theHotel3t is said that Dowlo obtained rooms at tho hotel by withholding his tam leavoi2Lttho latter oldest othiro tdorsinf tnG u t er religion Ir Jesus antI Joe Smith had never beer killed we would not have had Christianity and Mormon ism LEXINGTON EASTERN RAILWAY Eastbound No4Dally No Dally Ex Sun Lv Lexington 745 a m226 p m Lv Winchester 825 a as310 p m Lv Clay City 913 a m366 p m Ar Natural Bridge 951 a m43J p m Ar Torrent 1006 a m410 p Ar Jackson 1130 a mGll1 p m No1 Dally Ex Sun Lv Jackson 225 p in621 a m Lv Torrent 347 p m747 a m Lv Natural Bridge 401 p m 801 a m Ar Clay City 430 p m837 p m Ar Winchester C20 p as928 a Ar Lexington 603 p m1010 a m Trains Nos and run daily other trains dally except Sunday Trains Nos and makes close con nection at K Junction except Sunday for points on the K Trains Nos and connect at L B Junction with C for Mt Sterling Trains Nos and make connection with L at Bcuttyvllo Junction for Beattyvllle SCOTT P Rend Dog Fennel In the Orient 100 post paid OUR NATIONAL HYPOCRISY Several Incidents that occurotl on Sunday Illustrate in a manner at once illuminating exasperating and humorous one of the greatest of our national hypocrisies the worship of the fetish of Sabbath observance Observe first 30000 workingpeople refused admittance to the grout Fair n St Louts on tho only day in tho weep 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 n dance of half natives arranged In one of exhibits for their deloctlon And all over the land in their clubs on on golf links or In pleasure rich Americans entertained each other and ate drank and played at their will On tho evening of the same day so that poor people were not per mitted to enter tho Fair grounds or to witness a gamo of baseball in Now the President of the United tates held an Important political conference at tho White House with prominent members of both houses of Congress Tho discussion it Is said covered a wldo range from consid station of the national platform to tho k choice of a chairman for the campaign committee In this city on the same day Police Commissioner McAdoo expressed his rl ret that the city boy restricted leaned In and confined In gritty fac sorksllopsiittingSunday afternoon should be liable to arrest and imprisonment for sitting on a bench In an open park to witness a gamo of baseball A decision of Justice Gaynor handed down In Brooklyn Monday holds that Sunday baseball playing Is entirely legal un less It interferes with the religious rest of the community a sensible rul ing though It will no doubt shock the sensibilities of belated Puritans Speaking from a church pulpit on Sunday night District Attornoy Jerome admitted that It is a moral duty to keep holy tho Lords Day but ho raised the question whether it Is mor ally right to forbid tho salo of liquor on Sunday by a penal statue which cannot be enforced and which 200000 of the Inhabitants habitually and con scientiously disregard Mr Jeroiie calls the policy of a lUJoral enforcement of Sunday laws- a miserable crooked subterfuge hut It Is any greater subterfuge or hypocrisy than the maintenance of statuten to enforce a Sundey obser votes which Is against the convictions and customs of a large portion of the population and which Is not within tho rightful province of a State that Is constitutionally forbidden to enact laws respecting an establishment of consistencies of Sunday obser vances lu this country are only equalled by the Injustice of Its partial and unwarranted enforcement This land Is too Intelligent and too free to bo governed much longer by dying superstitions and outlived traditions New York World DOES JUSTICE BREWER BELIEVE THE BIBLE Associate Justice Brewer of the Su premo Court of the United States In a lot of gas that ho belched off of his stomach in the presence of a lot of Blblo boosters and pious roosters lately said I remember years ago taking this statement from some person which cannot quote but the thought Is this If I believed the Bible absolutely false a collection of untrue myths I never would give utterance to that thought gaause Lsee It has been and Is the Irt iriltnoro ofwtnRn letarty such statement that the fact that this book aS1hat a comfort to the toiling and ones of earth Is evidence that It Is true be 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 knew the Bible to bo 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 qulto 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 lie just like the Koran or the book of Mormon Every religion In the world has claimed for itself that It was the only rvuo one nail that It was the only thinK In the world that could make people happy and certainly all of thoso cannot be true because ouch one says all thu others are false and yet according to Justice Brewers loulc all of thou must be true because nil of them make people happyso they say and yet with all tho happiness that Christianity gives this Christian nation as Justice Brewer says It Is suicide among Christians is Increasing at such a rate as to bo phenomenal The critic of an average boys country debating society would correct the logic n hero used by u Judge of the Supreme Court If men In his positron 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 the 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 u general row at Joppa church John C Smith aged fifty was struck on the head with an ax by James Gentry aged seventeen Smiths skull was crushed to the 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Dispatch of Juno i RECTORS GRAVE FALL YTheArrest of the Rev J Dobbyn of 1fiDickerson In this l City HE DENIES THE COMPLAINT tt f1 Remanded to Jill Pending Hearing t Held Police Court J if f J II Dobbyn was In the polls ri court today charged with a grave crime r Ho the rector of St Johns Eplscop fehnroh Dlokorson N Dobbyn wns arrested last evening a fii oom In the Clnrrn with onnullo s t a youth of yours The 1 mmlo by Detective HaRgprly nr iianr whn looked over the transom f tho room mid secured damaging ev d nRnlnit the defendant wellVeynn1 Intelligent countenance He the olmrgo mnde against him but tie t flllned to tnlk concerning the cave re ferrlng those who approached him t it his attorney Stan Donnelly Dobbyn line been pastor of St John h4 chnreh In Dickerson for the past three yen About a year and a half ag n 44te f I mulls advertised for a place xvher he could work for his board anti th EialhrrthOmont was answered by Dohbyi ljtt September Ronnello came to St Paul nnd has been here since Dobhyi the boy claims has frequently vlsltei him In St Paul Ills physical condltloi wns such that ho went to Dr Mnrtc for treatment nod to the phlslclan the titiriti told his story finis were reported to the county 1ftnttornos office and as Dobbyn had notified UomiPlIe that he would meet him hJifIII the hotel yesterday the detectives prl advised of the meeting and mails the nrrest- DobbynJ occupied the pulpit at St t i Pauls church In this city on Sunday wiri Dobbyn married but has no chil dren JIll wife It Is said Is an Inmate of nn Insane asylum Canada preliminary hearing was sot for Saturday morning In the police court Af hrtomyears jl hall and tho prisoner was remanded a to jail t RoniiPllos mother lives Denver but a brothorlnlaw F L Harman if Charles street this city says the charge against Dobbyn will be prosecuted WHY THE OLD HEATHENI Editor nine Grass Blade I see by the Titus Grass Blade of June Cth that I have trespassed within the Heathens most sacred precinct and defiled his most delightful sanctuary of Infidelityjn1iaf befipvir or no upon his impel throne In his grand palace of his court of judgment that I will plead guilty the charge of Ignorance Robert Ingersoll pleaded guilty to the same when he said I do not know Robert IiiRerxolI paid one tribute of respect to Jesus Christ when he said of that most serene man To him I pay my homage and my tears If I had lived when he did I would have been his friend mid If he lived now he would have no hotter friend than Robt IngorsoUs eloquencee against alcohol Is grand nnd sublime The heathens prejudice nnd war against tho iliimmthle curse of tho abuse 6f lutoxl 4hilts one of the most noble the world nan wage and If with his Blue Grass ip r he can destroy tho distilleries and orowerlps of the world he will have ne cmn lulled more than nil the Christian I world has done In a thousand yours nnd ho will also have accomplished a more rr7 lusting benefit E think more of one honest bold Heath i Inlldel lion of nil the religious hypo crites the world over know or can know wnnted to show In that article on The i Truth Unmasked that the Christian world lug no support from the Bible to ttngswar on Prohibition It does teach t1 temperance and selfmastery Tho Heathen surely cannot deny that fact Dr Howies article In the Ditto Grass f Illnde on the alcoholic unison was good and showed him a scholar and educated man but that has no bearing on the foot that tho liquor low nnd Prohibition graft as It stands today Is the most jflfornnl Injustice ever perpetrated on p ny pooplo It Is true that If Prohibition would tv weed out nil the jackals and vultures and grafters and strike at the fountain head th feeds the river of alcohol that ki sUvwa Its banks with wreck and ruin i nail death I will sanction It but Its 7 damnable farce today as It stands from start to finish and the more anti true are made this dupes of a set of i diabolical grafters isisay no paper can advocate a more noble cause titan the Dlue Grass made f causo against this curse of alcohol But r the present Prohibition must fall nnd full still wo may nil profit by their mis takes and It may be that tho Blue Grass hinds might he able to spring up ns a morning glory from over Its ashes nnd ruin when fallen n mighty vine of lilies spreading Its branches kissed by the gentle dew drop of natures glorious morning dawn when the curse of rum has been banished from the land and the river now of alcoholic ruin may bc mane river of moral beauty happiness joy and gladness J II KERN M D Answer Yes said you were nn Ig nornnt physician because you are un aw fill bail spoiler and you have got your self so mixed up on Christianity and this liquor question that you dont know whloh end of you Is up and you some talk on one stile nnd some times on the other but for nil that you are a good man and want to do good and you are a man of good common sense and If you will renounce the Christian religion entirely and become an InfidelI with a big I you will do good In theI world anti will bo happier man and willI make others happy There arc some tow places In tho itJ Adwrw hlo that toll people not to drink too much liquor hut there art places In Itlble that wry that God gets Jolly drunk and my that n man should get drunk to drown his sorrow and Jesus ChrltU first miracle was to make liquor for mon antI women to get drunk on nail lie probably got drunk himself and the man who wrote the hook of Rovelatloi wns evidently so drunk nt the time he wrote It that ho was seeing snakes In n raps of Jlmtiims Prohibition would bo tho right thlnA for the country If tho preachers were kicked out of They dont cars ntly thing about the crime that comes from liquor drinking they simply want t close saloons and close this St fate slit tinge everything else on Sun lay si t nt t an ores people tl como to church and plow In on them the money that otherwise they would blow In on better shows Prohibition In Ittself right hut run by the preachers and a few their pimps nail all people of any sense hate prenchors nail therefore hate Pn hlbltlon ns managed b ythem nail Proh bltlon as managed by them amt Projt iltlon Is therefore N Just ns long ns we have religion wo will have liquor Its principal partner becaui liquor makes fools and tools ranks ligion Tuni Infidel and you will see It JERKED TO JESUS MART VOWELL A CHRISTIAN OFFI CER OF THE LAW GOES TO HEAVEN THE ROPE ROUTE hove been sent the Dally Sollphone Parngould Ark giving a hang Recount of hanging of Mart Vowell for mar doing a man while Vowell was nt officer of the law Vowoll ns Is usual with all people who ommlt murder Is a devout Christian lIalCollllIII nIIItelllItrish assisted tho singing The Bible endings appropriately consisted of the 23rd Psalm and a selection from Luke cvl After the Bible readings Jesus Lover of My Soul was sung This was followed by n prayer from Rev Robert son ota fervid strength that befitted the occasion and which deeply affected ev eryone In the largo throng At the Cross was then rendered by tho choir In the scaffold In this chorus of this elm tile old hymn the entire crowd Joined Its Inspiring strains swelling from dreds of threats Into far space sever path war the pang pang In sur Glc and tP fr this part of tho projcrar the doomed mm was visibly affected but did not weaken merely clasping iris hands and milling Vowelts Speech from the Scaffold Friends This the first time In my life that have over tried to make speech and It will be the last time Thin s my last day on earth but I thank tied my soul will soon be with Him In heaven for over and over We part now but shall moot again Christian friends I slept none night before last nor yesterday nor last night nor today but I am nearing tho place where I shall not need sleep Soon will he there and right now I surrender myself to lad It not my will hut I nihnilt myself to the judgment of oth ri hi what passed have never faire to die My body nay be dead hut there will not bo any spiritual death God Is love and nil Is ove and have a homo ns long as shall bo have prayed many times n the last few tints Ldst night and today line been tho happiest time I over know my time Is coming nearer ind feel that there Is not a heart against me today I am In the presence if the Almighty God today nail thank ny Savior and thank you all I thank you all wont to say thlRI am nut fmld to ills a spiritual death all you night to droad Today a fellow asked me what a horns heaven was worth told him didnt know would not live In this world If I hind all this worlds pleasure and them to go to hell am going home and I thank you all My wlfo Is ns good n woman as ever lied She says If you miss heaven you miss It nil I wnnt to say one thing for fear my voles may go down say It as loud as I can the time Is right nt hand for Sheriff Grayson to exe mto me but I hold no enmity toward him think well of him lIe line treat od me well nail I hope you will not make any had remarks about him be he hung Mart Vowell It Is the will of GO Davis of the State of Arkan ms He did not commute my sentence This all right with me Thero never was a man the peoplo ot Arkansas took more Interest In than nyxelf nail thank them for It want to thank this ministers for their prayers nail songs May It please God to take ny sins away Ono remark I wish to make It seems It may bo possible there arc many who nay got benefit from these prnyors and my going nt this time Lire right and do right Todny I cnn toll you that am nn honest I do tiny that I honest a man ns over lived In kansas and ns bravo It not my phy- slcal strength but spiritual came fore you so all of you could see this and so you might hear mo tiers my reason for killing Love joy In this eastorn district of Clay coun ty at Macedonia on the 12th day of May I killed him because he would have klllpd me It a sufficient one to mo and has been always Tho nearer I get to the gallows this stronger I grow Night before last I not sleep Tonight Ill sleep with Joy There will not be less to see and more benefit to got from it The spiritual death Ill never ills Understand that Mart Vowell Is not hung but Vowell body I know this right place for me and am going to It Vowell killed the man tovejoy at a church named Macedonia of which It seems they were bout members and whore they appear to have met to try slit of heir members probably for here sy In declining to bellow some ottho lies that are In the Bible Surely If tho masses of the people have any common sense they will soon learn that nobody hut Christians are hung for crimes In tho case of this three Chicago men dosvolt Christians and ono wns said to be an Atheist If this Is so It tho only Instance I have ever found of nay Infidel being hung by legal pro cess andtwas really nn never gotten any tnformntlon that ho was Ho was tint so far as I have been able to find out Identified with any Infidel orRiinlzntlon or a patron of any Infidel publication On the other hand we continually see that men who aro hung are always pray Ing Bible reading churchgoing prIest nnd preacher loving Christians As to what becomes of the victims of these murdering Christians the prIests and preachers never tell us They are generally supposed to go to hell because they are snatched away so sUddenly that they have not time to arrange with the priests nnd the preachers about Ing to heaven but there Is no class of people who are so cock sure of going to heaven ns men who are hanged by the law after a long confinement in Jail and a long job of religious business with the priests or prcnchers generally the for mer for the Catholics are tar more or thodox that the Protestants are and the more a man believes In Christianity the more liable he Is to kill somebody per fectly natural that this should be so tin Illblo Is nothing but a long string of crimes murder preponderating Cods murder of Illegitimate son Jesus ing the ono that caps tho climax This fellow Vowell speaks of the preachers and tho good women who hero so kind to him Just ns soon man commits a crime for which he ought to be hung and Is tint In Jail n gang of preachers and fool Christian women Wither around him and bring him flow and cigars and a little wino for his stomachs sake and flits grub and the villain gets to II a hero such ns he would never have been he had never murdered anybody nail so Christianity Is paying premium on crime that fills this country with coldblooded murders always perpetrated by Christians and his will bo the case until good people slop Christianity SHORT LETTERS Jackson OhloAt the request nlid fo- rJoeepCnlson of title city yoiT will find heck afc sal of his subscription to V Blade Mr Watson is nail return ropertynrfd did this work hlnisel l this ho heat by nny man of ne the cotnltrn L GRIMES r Sears Would you please send a sample copy of your paper I tinder stand It Is a paper of Freethoght as God wnnlll us to be As we read In James CS also amen Iv 78 Romans 717 St John 1921 Luke xl 3336 Isa ill 21B Both the Prophets anti the Apos are against tho teaching of the Mirlstlans for they do the same ns the Jews do who profess that they are ing the law of Moses only tho Jews call Saturday their Sabbath and the Chris lans call Sunday their Sabbath But Paul salth Gnlatlnns vl that both ire fallen from grace Collosslans fi17 The whole gospel teaches thnt the Mirlstlntis do not know their Bible Please send me a copy of your paper is nm nn Israelite and would like to write for It to show tho people that this Christians are the same Pharisees Jesus speaks of Matthew xxlll 13J PATTERSON Idana TCnnsi nm n farmer years aidcontracted rheumatism whllo in the civil war and nm not able In work more than to keep the wolf from door vould be glad to help Dr Wilson on his trip to Rome I will subscribe for two ot his Rome Congress books I lava not the money to send for them now but will try to pay for them by the time the are lubllshcd I enjoy rending the Blade and other infidel literature that I get and lURe them for missionary purposes- I a tnlk with a preacher at Idana on higher science and procession of planets Ho ndmltted that God did not make tho world and all therein in six days but said God made the cause that mauls the world He Is not an Ignorant man but sticks to his old Jew God and Bible which Is full of lies controdlo lons and obscene literature Any man of common sense and reason can know that God had nothing to do with It or with Inspiring It The God the Bible was made to order nnd was a robber and a fool for God gets angry and says In Proverbs Anger rests tho bosom of fools Any man H a fool who will worship such a God John the Revelator had to lie In the chapter of Revelations he rays the devil who wns marls an angel In heaven accused this brothoren day and night foro God whllo In this 22nd chapter of devolutions ho says there Is no night there Ho lied ono tlmo or tho other Do what you pleaso with this Have me marked down for two copies of Dr WlisonlI book THOMAS DUI3LU Comment As long nn I have been udylng this Blblo I never before heard of that contradiction In It and yet here an old Kansas farmer who like me works In tho ground for his living slows an error In Illblo that all the preachers In tho world cannot explain away There nothing more commonly derstood among tho preachers than that there Is no night In heaven and one the gloomiest conceptions of this place that I have next to the bad society that would meet there Is tho thought of having to plunk a harp all tho time with flf cif t no chance to lot up for a few winks of whlehIIfellowRlllothntyourclinicsWhat awful liars preachers nrel Lookeba OklaI havo been reading otherFrrelhought Saviorsbesides Informationcontributors Do all nations of peoplo In reckoning time date back to Christ If not what other nations are they that do not And what do they date back to Please let me hear from youS D BEALMBAR Answer Kersey Graves enumerates Saviors some of them almost the same ns Jesus some before him some after him and some about his time The Mohammedans reckon tlmo tram the Heglrn the flight of Mohammed This Greeks reckoned time from the piads tho Romans from the building of Rome U Ab Urbe Condltn from the building of the city The Egyptians reckoned time from their dynasties the Chinese do this same Tho Jews reckon time from the creation of the world Some Infidels Including this paper reckon time from the Ing of Giordano Bruno Center Point NebI registered you t had made up my mind to vote for Hearst on tho strength of what Mr Moore said about him although I am a Republican and am a Justice In my cinct and elected by Republicans I just read II Stones letter on Socialism and Mr Moores answer to my wife I look at Socialism the same way that Mr Moore does By the way Mr Moore says in his last paper June 6th that ht dont want to write any to the paper and that this one and that ono says this and says that Never mind what they say when you are resting from your labors on farm always write If nothing more than Hello and write Just tit you always do Just ns you feel nnd think My wife and I never lire of ing what Mr Mooro has to say I hope to meet Mr Moore at St Louis I feel sometimes that I am acquainted with him My family came from St Louts last winter We are Just trying ourselves this summer to raise a big crop of corn potatoes rye etcIT C GORDON Hngerstown MdInclosed for workI6I says he Is In the Blade of June 6th nail experience sonic of the same dlfllcultles he so comically describes I will send 10 on subscrlbtlons any time ho agrees to stop coiling his subscribers by the opprobrious name of Infldels D WEBSTER GROh- Kenton Ohio Enclosed please find no to pay for Dog Fennel and one Dr Wilsons book I am down with a stroke of paralysis for nearly three years and will he pears old on the 2Sth of hal- it fIN IANEL Oklahoma City Okln Enclosed please find post olllco order for one dollar for which please send to my address one Dog Fennel In the Orient If the 1 does not pay the express charges or post of byIIt more than nny I ever rend I want tide one for a friend of mine FRANK L TWOMBLY Atlanta Ga Enclosed please find post office order for one dollar In payment farrrnrll I sincerely beg your pardon delaying so long the trifling remittance that should have been In your hands lonths ago Any man who loves mental liberty and its free expression In political and civil Institutions should cherish and support the Blue Grass Blade and Its able editor and staff not only by paying up promptly subscription due but by larging the field of Its usefulness In an effort to Increase Its circulation Churches and church morals dominate this section of our common country to such a degree that hyiiocrlsy reigns pant and bigotry secure in its support tram all classes rules with a mailed nand all functions of government through nil gradations of omen from supreme ourt down to the petty office of constable So long ns our political institutions and our civil politics are dictated by church doctrines and church needs Just so long will tho spirit of real liberty lie sleeping under the glare of tho midday silo of rationalistic science Real liberty has never been enjoyed by civilized man In some form or other he IRa stave yet In his Ignorance deeming himself free low earnestly the free born man longs for a change from the depths of religious servility to the sunny heights of mental freedom Ho knows that time will Ize his hope and aspirations that the plowshare of science Is at work in tho soil of Ignorance slowly turning under the crop of wretched creeds and senseless superstitions of the ages and that from theIr decomposing elements shall spring Into being new forms of life and beauty that shal gladden the heart and lift the mind Into regions where no God appals with his threatenlngs and devil walks the earth seeking whom he may devour That you may live long cherished by your friends supported and sustained an ever Increasing list of subscribers the hope and prayer of yoursTIIOS- lf TAYLOR ADOUT ST JULIAN RENFRO Jacksonville Juno Cherlee Moore Dear Sir Enclosed flail 1 for Blade and clipping from St Louis Republic What do you think of that llo IL M SEYMOUR The account In the clipping varies IIttlo from what I have printed In Dlade In the flowing Skeptic Falls to Floor One of the young men was about to Jlly to the argument when he noticed snfro turn pale The next moment the skeptic threw his arms out before him as Illinois Central Railroad 4 LOUISVILLE TO MEMPHIS AND NEW ORLEANS QUICKEST LINE TO HOT SPRINGS ARKNEW FIRSTCLASS LINE CHICAGO TO ST PAUL MINNEAPOLIS AN THE NORNHWEST Best O f ServiceBEST OF SERVICE FREE RECLINING CHAIR CARS PULLMANh SLEEPERS DINING SERVICE A UA CARTErROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEP ERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE WEEK r REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST AND HOME SEEKERS EX CURSION RATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND WEST FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS IN EACH MONTH FARMING IN THE SOUTH s The Passenger Department of the Illinois Central Railroad Company to Issuing monthly circulars concerning fruit growing vegetable gardening stock raising dairying etc In the States of Kentucky West Tennessee Mississippi and Louisiana Every Farmer or Homeseeker who will for ward his name and address to the undersigned will be mailed free Circu lars Nos to Inclusive and others as they are published from month to month Call nn or address nearest railroad Agent or address F W HARLOW 4 DIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY j imNEW TRAIN TO TEXAS Leaving St Lents at 015 A1 Daily The KATY FAIR SF ICOIAL TOYTHE fc QTY Fl YER Summer atrsti Hot Springs jJtFor those who go to Hot Srlngs Arkansas for the hen eflt of health the summer le really the best time Her t fortunate location high up In the foothills of the Ozark mountains Insures a cool and delightful climate and physicians are United the opinion that the waters are j l moro 188AtC s GEO H LEE P A Little Rock Ark irh McGUIRE P A HOWARD JOLLY T PA CINCINNATI OHIO r i warding off a blow then he convul sively placed his hands before his face An Instant later he fell forward oft his chair nnd onto floor At first Rcnfros companions thought him dead and then they concluded ho wits shamming Eventually ono rushed out for a physician and another for wa terDoctor Draper found the youths heart o be normal and was inclined to oonsld r the attack purely a nervous one Tho Ihyslclan was told of the religious argu nent and that Rcnfro had been studying hard and late into tho night and had been worrying slightly over a love fair The doctor ordered Kenfro to arise but ho could not hear Renfro regained his normal strength rapidly but did not speak nor could he hear Realizing that he had been strick en dent and dumb and believing that his to God brought on his affliction friends summoned the Reverend W S Jncoby assistant pastor of Moody church This clergyman called engaged a written conversation with Renfro and confident that Renfro was strick en by tho Almighty and that his conver sion bo enduring I have gotten various letters from dlt ferent parts of the United States con taining the clipping and asking my opinion of this case In some instances the envelopes tain nothing but the clipping There Is but little variation In this accounts This is tho only ono I have seen that alludes to the love affair One of the papers calls him St Julian Renfro np paretnly In earnest possibly through mis take but Louisiana is largely Catholic and the fellow may be canonized This account of him that I first got said ho worked In Chicago In a tannery and my remarks about him were based on that supposition but the Blade print ed It cannery I think most of this clippings about him are sent me by Infidels but I think It possible that some of them are sent me by Christians ns a warning to me As yet I do not notice nny defect In my speech or hearing Renfro Is simply one of the multifar ious brands of religious fakes that in test the land all of whom ought to be sent to the ponltentlnry Ills llo about his being deaf and dumb Is an old game The story shows that the Christian rev ligion Is grabbing at straws to keep from drowning anti the tact that so many newspapers have printed It with l 1Ndr l cjgJjl For tho Round Trip Throutoutthus Summer r IIt i jWWRITE FOR BOOKLETS l Ioutore except the most Ignorant anti lying v yjj brands of them all of course know Iti J 41anythingages this Inca of i exposure fidelity Ultimately Just as mlrnclesI t If Renfro shows same well he will get some followerswho will go In with him to swindle the Ig norant out of their money but then chances are that in a few weeks we will flhear no more of him In my young days It was more tan now common for religious apologists to say that Christian religion must bo it i true because they said the miracles ofrJ the New Testament never could gained such general acceptance unless they had been true but we find rlghttt now with all our opportunities for matlon that Just as many miracles are reported ns over were Ignorant people cannot account for this der phenomena of nature on scientific prlnrclples and they therefore account for them on miraculous principles Tho Ignorant always enjoy the sen t satlonal and lovo to hear of theso strange V and unreasonable things nnd tho priests rtake advantage of tho propensity and vv make money by teaching them the rldl culous stories In the Bible V Newspapers malts money by printing sensations and with very little or no foundation for such a story as this about Renfro they start these stories and they assist the trade of the preachers to keep the people Ignorant and and consequently we always find press and the pulpit combined In thilatlng and encouraging lies like this nbout Renfro By degrees however lntellgcnco 1110 Increasing until some largo papers In i clues have found out that there are + getting to bo so ninny peoplo who docc not bcltev In religion that they will en courage and support papers that tell the ICr truth pbout tho frauds of religion Altogether an incident Ilka the Renfro matter helps Infidelity jTj Summer Tourist tickets now on sale via Queen Crescent Routo to polntsr north For Information In regard tov same address ticket agent or AB Free i if man T P Birmingham Ala or J jfa Conn D PA Chattanooga Tehn 9r W Rlnearson OX A Cincinnati f