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J r p J BLUE GRASS BLADEtJ4EDITED Rl IN TILE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANOL ulfehaonrrtrfonrrtr Ifl XIII KENTUCKY JULY 3 E M 304 e100 YEARtVOLUME 4sJurd DaBS nioLEXINGTON r TERMS OF THE BLADEr 1 Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers 50 cents each 250 for fiveC per year In advance JTerrJ1s100 150 cubscrlbers sent one year Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the I Dluo Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this ofilco giving your old as well as the new address When you send your subscription say fcf whether you and a new or old liB subscriber fcilba address slip on thb paper will tow expiration of subscrlptloeand rve BI a receipt s b u0dIFd rpays Tcrlptlona to this publication are not discontinued at expiration ordered oy the subscriber The courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the I subscription price of all papers ceived J until the paper Is paid for In Untied full up to dato and ordered dlscon Office of 155 W Short StI f Lexington KentuckyI Entered at the post office at Lexlng ton Ky as Second Class Mall 1 all communications to f BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLFO f ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to j certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink IL believe from the time It Issues from the tolled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor v It demoralizes everybody that touches It 1I do not believe that anybody can- contemplate the subject without becoming prejudiced against this liquid crime t All you have to do Is to think of the L deathsof the suicides of the Insan Ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug Ding at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It itas wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents jV produced by this devilish timing And you think of tho jails of a L the almshouses of the prisons and of EJ the scaffold upon either do not wonder that every thoughtful man- FyJ 4s prejudiced against the damned stuff called ROBERT INGERSOLL Church and State forever separateGRANTIn Is this govl ernment founded upon the Christian religion WASHINGTON The divorce between Church and State should be absoluteGarfield- WANTEDThe name and address of every farmer in tho U S that has a drilled cased well or contem plates having one put down Mills ij ROM Co well specialists Me 4laa llre5SMs l1Jr r j tL Lit tfc SATO LII kick on took PAID HIS RESPECTS TO PRESIDENT Taft ROOSEVELT how Cardinal Satolll paid his respect to President Roosevelt yesterday and was received In tho Blue Room In lila speech he saidnoYou have sot an example of the with highest wisdom and equity In those things which concern both your said Government and frligion In the Philippine Islands and because of this I saw a sweet smile on tho ven erable countenance of the already dy ing Pontiff who laden with years and at the height of his glory gave had up the government of the church and militant blessing the American Re got one ought to bo able to see that this unusal and extraordinary visit of a Cardinal of tho Holy Ro the man church to this country Is but the In preliminary steps of establishing dip lomatic relations with the Vatican he Several years ago tho church sent here an Ablegate or an Apostolic delegate In referring to him he was spoken of as the Apostolic del to tho Catholic church but stead the Apostolic delegate to this country In fact If not In name dip on lomatic relations have already been established The church has Its say and Its share In electing every Pres- Ident and that Is what Satolll Is here for It Is a remarkable thing that the party had only one candl date for president Heretofore It has always had a half dozen aspirants Why have they all stood back for Roosevelt It Is plain fenough Roosevelt was smart enough to bag the his Catholic church Ho put out a feeler as to how the American people would take It if he sent Taft to the Vatican There was little opposition of course not The pr tt of this coem tr lsl1huziSe3i4y frrsm and ct7c rupt politicians Roosevelt to be I nominated had to take the choice of establishing a precedent of embassa Is dbrlal relations with the Vatican or have the Catholic vote against him Ho dared to do It and since then there has been no practical opposition to him except the plot of Hanna to get the nomination and the oppo sltlon of Wall street But Hanna died and lately Wall street swung In line for him which too Hko Rome had to have Its promises and consequently we have tho extraordinary spectacle- of but one candidate In a great party What chance had any of the rest of them when Roosevelt had the Cath olic voto In his hand Taft and Roosevelt hav been ban quoting Satolll and showering him with all kinds of praise for his great assistance in settling the Friar farce and for being so hospitable to Taft In looking ahead has been throwing all kinds of Taffy at the Catholic church and to hear him talk you would think that the Catholic Friars were angels This country bought the Phillip pines for 20000000 The whole country cost only 20000000 Then we said tho Friars had to get out But tho Friars didnt get The Republican party was notified that It wouldnt get a Catholic vote If the Friars were bounced Not only that but If they wanted the Frlars lands they would have to buy them so In order that the Republican party should not suffer and Roosevelt In particular he himself Congress hav- Ing nothing to do with It paid 7500 000 to tho Pope not to tho Friars for about 30000 acres of land or at the rate of 25 an acre tho price of good land in many sections of this civilized country Thus the Catholic church for these 30000 acres got over one third as much as we paid for tho whole Phllllpplnes And why That Roosevelt might succeed himself And Instead of Congress Im peaching Roosevelt It O ICd the Job without even a Democratic protest What a fared What a farce Tho McKinley administration said tho Friars had to go Soon after Me Klnley got killed Tho church said they shouldnt go and they havent gonenot ono of them Even Spain wouldnt allow them to come there Tho United States under Roosevelt just knuckled down to the Pope and sent an embassador to him The Pope wanted 12000000 for the Or 000 acre or 40 an acre But this came so near the original price of Jury whole Islands that Roosevelt theI and finally they 7500000 and for the part Satolll an In the matter In the steal be is blowing him up and telling the American people ought to be thankful to Satolll Tho American people had nothing whatever to say about how their money should be that spent It was all settled between Roosevelt Taft Leo and Satolll and here Is Satolll just at this time men his club asking for more favors When he first came all the papers that his mission was for the purpose of establishing diplomatic relations In a few days they said that he was only on a church mission The facts are no one has been able to see any particular reason ho to come except to see Roosevelt but Taft And ho has seen them and oh what ho came for no doubt the In his speech to Roosevelt ho praises Roosevelts example of high wisdom and equity In dealing with Friar question and with religion the Islands and tells of the sweet smile of the dying Pontiff and how we gave up the ghost blessing the American Republic Of course Leo nad cause for an expansive grin after browbeating Roosevelt out of 7500000 and trick- Ing him Into sending a representa tive to Rome but Wheres tho smile tho American face It seems to me that no true Amer lean can think of this steal and treason without the blush of shame mantling his face and without the high resolve rising In his heart that he will do all In his power to down Theodore Roosevelt In saying this I am not talking for the Democratic nominee or for any Is candidate We will wait and see who the other side brings out and he and platform may be just as bad The time has come when every It true patriot and American will stand not pat but stand Independent As for myself I shall never again wear ml TOJItr1 clIpl yrarfrthBm would wear a religious clog and as said In a recent Issue the only consistent position a Liberal can take to find out what the monopolist and priest want and who they are for and then vote directly the oppo siteThey may try to divert attention from the actual conditions in the Phllllplnes by declaring them all peacefully settled and by placing worse than Russian censorship on the press and telegraph and by bring Ing a few selected Filllplno represen tatlves here to show them off and give them a chance to praise Taft but still all this wont go a The true situation keeps leaking out We are at constant war over there We are killing human beings and making subjects of men We are I giving this lie to the Declaration of Independence We are tramping on our most holy and cherished tra ditions We have changed our whole character as a nation The matter will never be settled as long as we make subjects of our brother man as long as there are still a few Amer leans left who believe that government should rest upon the consent of governed No It Is not settled nor can the guilt and shame be hidden or obscured Nor Is everything so peaceful and lovely In the Philippines There Is a revolutionary party there today strongly organized and which Is still antagonistic to the Catholic church There Is an Independent church there under the leadership of Agllpay The Independents have been chasing the Romans out of the churches and tak- Ing possession themselves The cry Is on The Phllllpplnes for the Fllll pinos A holy war Is on between the Independents and the Romans d Is not settled Just recently Governor General Wright ordered Agllpay to appear fore him and threatened him as Archbishop of the Independents If the Independents didnt stop driving the Roman Catholics out of their churches All he got out of Agllpay was that he was Ignorant of such charge and that he would look Into And have you read of the recent trial of the two American editors over there who were Indicted for printing truths Taft didnt want to get to this country These men were arrested thrown Into prison and their papers pressed Thats a sample of can free speech The men were eased on ball and tried without a They appealed to the Supreme lot Court of the United States they Ing mi American citizens and living In American possessionthat they granted the right of trial by jury- Now look you at the decision The Supreme Court Just lately nied Ing these American citizens this right of trial by Jury on tho plea since the old constitution of the Phllllpplno government does not grant a jury trial In such cases the will have to submit to tho laws under which they were arrested What do you think of this Amerl can cans v What do you think of this Spanish application of the Inquisition to free other things Taft has been liberal In applying American law when It comes to free speech no And he Is backed In It by for Supreme Court of the United States Justice Harlan only dissenting Sprao bandits of Morocco have kid napped an American citizen and are holding him for a ransom Proudly boast of our protection over tho humblest citizen in foreign lands especially If they are little helpless governments like Morocco We have sent a fleet there and demanded the rturn of Pedlcaris or the head of the bandit and threaten to blow the Sultan and the whole country out of existence During the Chicago con ers ygntlon Roosevelt had a copy of his threat to the Sultan sent to the pres- Ident of the convention It was drop In pod Into the convention just at the right time for dramatic effect It read Sultan of Morocco We will have the body of Pedlcar while or the head of Ralsul Ralsul Is the name of tho bandit This was read In the middle of the proceedings and a great howl raised a was a brutal bullying dispatch written In the vernacular of border toughs or of the feudal chiefs of the tIeages It was a great nation qa sat tfe ftfafesui at a Vay al talking to little boy Morocco Would he have sent such a dispatch to Germany But while all this great parade of warships off the coast of Mor Deco and diplomatic bullying Is go- Ing on over a kidnapped citizen tellectual liberty and free speech Is being crushed in the Phllllpplnes pers being censored editors sent to jail and even denied the right of trial by Jury all because of printing the truth and revealing the actual con ditions In the IslandInformation that the American people should knowI you my friends there Is not monarchy In the world that has the common people in a tighter grip than the monopolistic and political powers In this country which are clutching their thoats today And say again there is only one consls tent position for us to take no mater what party Is In power andI there Is little difference In the two leading parties and that is find out what the monopolists and priests want and who they are for and vote just the opposite W IROME REPRESENTATION A number of letters have been written to the Blade expressing the wish that Mrs Closz and Henry be also American delegates to the Rome Congress I want to say that tire same meets with my hearty approval Nothing would give me more pleasure thane see those two great American wo men who have been such Important factors In the life and progress of Freethought who have been Inspirations to me In all my work be com panlons with me there as they are here It would be not only to my delight but their presence there would go farther to impress the old world Liberals with the extent and vancement of Freethought than any male representative would give American representation will note complete without the presence of woman delegates It is the presence of woman In every Liberal Con gress that stamps It with dignity and power and marks the advance of Liberal advancement and intellectual emancipation I would gladly give way to either of these friends whose presenco I believe would bo more potent than my own IPThere will be so many men there that the Individuality of most will be lost in the crowd but tho presence Mrs Henry and Closz would bo conspicuous and operate I be Hove for the greatest good Moncure Conway I see that the Truth Seeker Is ralsEn a fund to send Dr Moncuro D Conway as the representative of American Freethinkers I am also happy to know that Dr Conway Is to go In fact my greatest disappointment Is that so few are go- Ing and that America will be so Fine poorly represented In numbers We never expect to get the International Congress to come to New York until enough Americans attend over there to make some show and awaken enthusiasmorI know when I get there that my He greatest regret will be to find so few wife Americans In the midst I shall wish the presence of a thousand Amer and icans especially for the old warriors who by pen and by contribution have done so much to sustain the cause throughout the world This Ised told their victory not of youngsters like myself I would like to see Dr Foote there and N F Griswold and Drs Bowles do Wetmore Englehardt and Croffut and Omar Glenn and R D Moore and Moletas Smith and Waite and Wett stein and Greenhill and Severance and PioUs and Haigh and Chamberlain now and Curtis and hundreds of oth had I might name along with our but editors and prominent writers who and have labored so long and gloriously the cause As to the RepresentationIs I wish It to be understood that I not going as The representative- of he American Freethinkers he This phrase includes ALL and am sure I have no ambition to represent ALL of them besides there is small squad who would rather be represented by Dowie or the Devil than by me ISo let it be understood that I go too the renresentatlva fDiG Niitoa J Liberal Party and of those Liberals car who have indorsed my going by subscribing for my proposed book to and of those who want me to go who have not subscribed for it and also his as representative for the Blue Grass A Blade the por having the largest circulation f any in the country This fully satisfies my ambition I dont want to be the WHOLE PUSH In anything A Liberal should never be little I would like to see every State In the American Republic rep resented and I would like to see ev ery paper have Its reporter there There Is only one great object Inl Liberal work and that is the spread ing of ItcSo I am glad to know that DrII Moncure D Conway one of our of est and grandest men will represent the A S U No better selection could have been made Mr Conway developed into Freethought while pastor of a Unitarian congregation In Cincinnati years and years ago He is still loved and venerated here There Is no name of the past generation spoken so frequently here as that of Moncure D Conway He started Freethought in Clnclnatl and the seed ho sowed has produced a thousand fold As before stated the A S U is raising money to defray Dr Conways expenses and hope my friends will be as generous toward him as they have been with me Send all contributions to Dr E B Foote 121 Lexington Ave New York City J B W TOM PAINES MONUMENT In order that the monument erected to Thomas Paine the great deist on North street shall be In a conspi cuous place of the street It has been left almost lit the middle of the stret the Mayor Aldermen and friends of the author have decided on a now site Captain George W Lloyd the caretaker of the manu ment says that Mr Lester of the National City Bank has donated land on Paine avenue 30 feet tram North street and that an Iron railing will be built around It like the one round tho Ben Franklin monument in Print- Ing House Square New York City Now Rochelle N Y Record BASE BALL Sunday July 3rd Cincinnati vs Plttsburg Excursion to Cincinnati and return via Queen and Crescent Route 125 for the round trip Ask agent for particulars HAS FAMILY OF 12 INCOME 3 A WEEK of Parry Manufacturing Company Tells Court of Strug gle for Existence DID THE BEST HE COULD DECLARES HE TO JUDGE Is Suspended and Charles Wright Is Sent Back to Try Again From Indianapolis Star- did the best I could your hon said Charles Wright to Judge Whallon in Police Court yesterday was charged with deserting his and children There are eleven children nine of them minors all living at home The man gaunt and careworn stretched out his long arms and look appealingly at the jUdgo as he his story I did the best I could ho tinued work for the Parry Manufacturing Company work hard and all I can get to do but I dont make much- Sometimes draw 0 or on payday and after I pay my helper I have or left But times are better and have more money than I last winter Then often had left after the helper was paid there have been pay days when there was only 150 In my envelope do piece work and sometimes there little to be had Wright and his wife quarreled at Easter and he left home She said spent his earnings at saloons but denied It There Isnt much left to spend for drink after feeding and clothing thirteen persons on such wages he said Last winter I walked all the way from our home in Haughville to tho factory I walked back every day It was cold and I waS tired but do tft+ f r fare He said some of his sons were able work but did not Judge WhallonItold him the little children care and that he must go back fine of 100 was suspended CommentThe above Is a sad story and all the sadder because tho man Is an employ of Parry the mill ionaire president of the Manufacturers and Employers Association ganized to boycott the workingman Parry goes about over the country talking about justice to tho laborer calling every man who strikes brute and anarchists The above account from the Indianapolis Star own home paper shows his Jus and the prosperity of some his employesW DRIWILSONSl FRIENDS ARE REQUESTED TO RE MIT THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS AT ONCE Shall Dr J B Wilson represent American Freethinkers at tno coming Freethought Congress of the world And Is it a physical Impossibility to raise a fund of one thousand dollars for that purpose Let the reader decide for himself As to the sentiments entertained by Dr Wilsons friends In Cincinnati I would say that It Is the consensus of opinion that the Doctor shall go to Rome and that a thousand dollarsorought and can be raised We now have about 300 In bank and about 50 In the Blade fice We still have 300 to collect from those who have subscribed nod It they will remit the amount of their subscription at once there Is no question but that Dr Wilson will be able to make the trip and publish the book on his return If tho three hundred subscribers will remit at once I will guarantee to raise one hundred dollars In Clncln natl In addition to former subs crib tlons In this city This will give us and I am sure that we will re receive tho other 250 subscribers be taro the Doctors return from Rome Hence it ought to be an established tact that the President of the National Liberal Party will be ablo both to make the journey and publish tho book All 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 rlends to subscribe and remit MORRIS SACHS Atlas Bank Bldg Cincinnati O f y ttl jiJT X IitCHRISTIAN WOMAN i HER DEATHBED CONFESSES THAT SHE HAD KILLED FOUR PERSONS JJas Catherine Miller of Lebanon St Pa wan hurled on Juno having died nt the age of 83 years The New York World says of her was a member of the Lutheran 4She and regularly attended ser f vice Sho said on her deathbed that she r had killed four persons her mother brother sister and a baby Sho said sho killed her mother brother ants sister because they were so sick that death was a blessing and that she killed the baby by sticking a pin Into Its head because It was a disgrace They all belonged to a re spectablo family She detailed the clrclrcumstancca f1 under which she killed the first threfl with white powders so that In the memory of those who remember the circumstances some think the woman murdered them while In the opinion of others she said what she did under the Influence of dementia Some per- sonsa remember that the Infant had an r Injury on Its head Tho physicians say the deaths were c sudden but they think they were from natural causes REV DR SAVAGE TALKS f2c AGAINST THE BIDLE terDr Minot Savage has again created t a sensation Replying to the attacks gi eof the Bible League Dr Savage says l In part The men who are leading in the hlfJSbr criticism of the Bible and who are now being assailed so bitterly by the American Bible League are representative scholars of the world scientific thinkers leaders teachers who have given us a new universe a new conception of God a now idea concerning the origin and nature of man They are not seeking to support onto undermine anything They are seeking for the truth as the only cred r thing on earth- I would like to have you consider what this book is about which all this controversy Is raging It Is real lynot one book but small volumes txliyArtwrl kpaJdu ing a netJoAo r a uiuuauiiu earSIn uiuuxuk I 4j countries by different people The first book was written about 800 years before Christ The first five books of the Bible were written between five and six hundred years before Christ The historical books tell us aboutI ti tho days of Judges then of wars of Israel until the time of the captivity Then the Book of Job purely anonymous and no one knows who wrote it The the Book of Psalms the hymn book of the people of Israel and the books of the pro 1 1phets It would be more proper to preachers for they made no effort to foretell anything but merely to old people that If they followed cert n lines of conduct certain things uld happen io book was placed In the Bible by that claimed to be divine nanything No law concerning the biblical canon was ever Issued by the church earlier than the sixteenth cen f tury and that changed nothing It slm ply recognized what had come to be a fact These books drifted together and came to bo bound as one by force of gravity by common consent and there aro one or two books In the New Testament which scholars could miss without feeling any the poorer Nobody then Is assaulting the Bible for the reason that the Bible as such has never made any claim The Bible tines not claim to be Inspired It does not claim to be Infallible No writer of one book Is authorized to speak for tho author of any other book suppose that God might have given us an Infallible book If he had chosen and If he had given us such a book he would have made us sure that It was infallible God confined his revelations to one family and Its descendants until about 2000 years ago Never a ray of light never a whisper of guidance to anybody else Then he or some Incom prehensible third personIt Is difficult to give any rational Idea came down to earth lived a little over thirty years and went back to the throne atc the universe He did this to save men and ho sent forth his spirit to teach and guide men In all truth And yet not a third of the Inhabitants have yet heard of him and the great majority of those who have heard dont believe It If wore compelled to believe that God holds me responsible for Adams sin and that the Immense majority ofc the world Is doomed to everlasting torment and that only a selected few here and there are to enter Into eter nal felicity I might how my head and accept It but could not rejoice In It It Is barbarous The men who try to make us cept such dogmas aro the real Infidels of tho world and It Is Infidelity they are creating Infidelity a hundrcll times worse than that which they call by that name DR WILSONS FRUIT While r greatly admire Dr Wilson as seems to bo common among Dlado readers there are sometimes when do not entirely sanction all he says showing that Doctors will differ even though tho specialty of one Is pills and of the other theology and In this connection want to say that a good little tutorial In the Dlado that wound up with a slam at plu tocrats with whom a man In my financial status would naturally be in sympathy that had no signature to it and that therefore appeared to bo mine should have had the Doctors W at the bottom of It He jsays something which would notsnj personally but which am perfectly willing to have him say over his town name or any part of his name lint In the article on Spirit Fruit he touched upon all the points concerning which have hitherto differed somewhat with him and did not say a single word that did not express exactly my view of the ques tionI regard him as being In his sex the greatest living exponent of Infidel thought and I know of no man who aproachcs him In the qualifications necessary to represent American Infi delity In the Infidel Congress to bo held at Rome As am now a moneyless man feel that If I had money I would just say to Dr Wilson to go ahead with the Rome project and draw on me nil libitum for the desired funds but I suppose if I were rich I would do ns rich men do though was once in Rome and did not do as Romans do in all things Dr Wilson will probably never make money out of his religious as Ingersoll did but will ratherviewsI it as Paine did but Wilson ali ready written his name high In the temple of Americas Immortals who have done good for their country Wo do not merely owe It to him but to ourselves and to the greatest of all causes that we champion to see that Dr Wilson has plenty of money subscribed for his Rome Congress book In send him there tn7waePA 41lhTwq q Cr Camden 0 June 21 1904 Dear Brother Moore You are mistaken In your recent statement In the Blade that Bob Bur dette turned preacher because he found the profession an easy graft Bob doesnt have to graft for a living as he Is supported In oriental luxury by his present wife Some years ago Bob himself a penniless widower married a widow In Pasadena Calif who Is reputed to 1e worth several millions and who Is prominent In church work Now as Bob doesnt have to preach for a living as the only alternative of honest work there absolutely noI excuse for himself unless his wife makes him do it Bob was already a preacher when ho married and It seems marriage hasnt reformed him When ho left Burlington la and went to Brooklyn N Y which city by the way has more churches and less religion than any other In the land to take the position of staff humorist for the Eagle he undertook to solve the liquor problem by his own unaided ef forts The method he attempted was to put the saloon keepers out of bust ness by drinking all their stock but lie found the Job too great even for ills extraordinary ability In that dlrec tlon His selfsacrificing devotion to the temperance cause affected his standing In the Eagle office and he lost his job It was then he went to reaching and lecturing on temperance For a few years ho was pastor of a little Baptist church In North Marlon a suburb of Phlldelphla and often went out to hear him preach For while Bob has the most wretched delivery of any public speaker over heard and Is about the onerlest look ing specimen of humanity ever saw usually the substance of his sermons was unusually brilliant being fitted with sweet sentiment and the purest poetic thought was once when II temperIancean was IIcommltteolecture off I have not heard that Bob has Itwifeand otherwise treated him well Yours truly WALTER HURT r NOISY DOWIE Religious Mountebank and Counterfeit Takes Crack at the King and Ap plies Low Bred Epithetto Reporters t Now York Juno 27On his first public npcaranco after his trip ground the world John Alexander DQjvIo at tacked the character of King Edward declared that ho loved President Roosevelt and denounced reporters Ho spoke at Carneglo Halt morning and afternoon mal 1l1jtwo addresses at each session After much bitter refereiHo to King Edward ho saidJDefender of the Faith Indeed Two weeks ago ho went to the DuUo of Devonshire to see some horses and get points about a coming rac9 Tho prophet Is a mightier man than the King and what tho prophet said has made his throne totter II lovo Theodore Roosevelt bit tIf ho does a great wrong I shall bo afraid to tell him of It and I believe he Is too good a man to bo hear of it To the reporters ho shouted But say to each ono of you fallows beware You will each have to Tone before God for your own sins not mine anointed and do my pjopots no harm God declares and Hn will protect His prophets All liars havo their portion of tine lake which bur eth fire and brimstone You can laugh yourselves out A Methodist minister once scoffed nt me nnfl was put out for disturbing the service I told him to beware and myiwords his ears Three days was found In a pool of watercar not tell how It got there butrwafned him And I warn you beware God will stop your mouths I bran you scoundrels and you dogs asVajpjjck of unmitigated liars Yet I pray qod to bless you 7 I have been asked when I wllj stop fighting Not until I havG the devil licked And until Uavo gol him licked I will keep on iicltlng little devils I would like to saf ettone even tho young oI hose literary scavengers offices down town And when I get to heavenrItrtk I should like to go to hell to figthe devil there 1 Thalamcae time that Iam fo w e e isJUafAa dec n 8 II iLJ when thieves fall out men may get their dues Thats the first thing I over heard of Dowie saying that had any merit in It II would be glad to have Ed reply to him through the Bl- adeHEATHEN JAPAN lis Immensely Superior Morally to Christian America According to Christian Mlslonary to Japan Cal June 12 1004 IPasaelena and HlighesI IFind enclosed I for further rIde in boat I want to say to you Bro Moore that never had six months schooling and have had to pick up what little iI know by being a studious miwspn per reader with some books through a life of 73 years of hard labor but 11011Please In my scribbling and send mo as many Blades as you can for enclosed stamps I noticed in the last Blade tliat you were short on copy and so I send you a short criticism on tho sayings of Dr Butler who attended thq eral Methodist Episcopal Conference held In Los Angeles recently Rev Dr Butler has been a mIssion- ary In Japan for seventeen years Japan he said although an Eastern country Is fighting for civilization Ho said 5000 had graduated from the Imperial University In tho last twen tyseven years of which 400 studied science agriculture literature 800 medicine 1200 engineering and 1500 law will notice that not ono utudlcd IYou Butler says Japan has u thor ough system of education Prior to seventeen years ngdI readI article giving tho standing of tho nations in regard to education and that placed Japan as tho best educa nation In the world so lie had nothing to do with their education He says Japan has a better postal system than we have and that they aro better governed than we are and- p a YXi that lifo nnd property aro sacred throne Aro life and property sacred hero or In any other Christian nation Tho dally papers toll tho nnswer The Doctor says that Japan al thought n heathen nation Isstruggllng for Christian freedom Is It not strango that not ono of these 5000 students studied theology How much of n struggle of this kind have thoy mado when not ono of 5000 graduates has studied theology In twentyseven years Ho says tho peoplo nro hnpplerI there than they are here According to the Bible Japan Is a heathen nation all except tho Tows aro heathen but they dont seem to realize the fact Tho Doctor says there are 50000 Christians In Japan That tray bo true and many of them perhaps are- hntbreeclallnt Japanese nnd halt missionary Japan has 44000000 people Tho Chrlstlnnn there aro undoubtedly principally women and children and tho Ignorant classes As not wee grad onto has studied theology it Is evi dent that the Intelligent educated classes thero do not accept Christian- Ity So to bo fair I will reduce tho 50000 Christians to 44000 and that will make Just ono Christian to each 1000 of the population but the Dr says all this grand civilization Is at tributable to Christian Influence Now suppose his statement Is true that one Christian in 1000 Japanese has wrought this great reform how does ho explain tho fact that every Russian being a Christian Is compell ed to bo a member of the Greek church that Russia ns ho says Is living in tho sixteenth century while Japan Is living in the nineteenth cen Is it that Christianity Is so degrading to Russia and so elevat- Ing to Japan The Doctor after stating that Japan lies a better government better laws better postal system and a happier nail more contented peoplo than wo have and that lIfo and property are sacred there then says Although she has but tho shell of civilization the Influence of Japan In China and Corca Is something marvelous and Is spreading every day and I hardly need add that the nations growth and advancement Is due to Christian education and Christian civilization Further ho says One of the results of our temperance work In the Philippines was the conversion of tho noted Arno while he was consul to the Island He was a heavy drinker hut joined the temperance cause o I have ueeira neavy unuuur Many may remember that in Manila at the time Dewey took the city of 495000 inhabitants there was but ono or two saloons In the city but ns soon as the wires flashed the news to this boasted Christian nation a shipload of intoxicants left Seattle for Manila and others followed In close pursuit arid when we had 30 000 soldiers there there were 430 loons there nnd they kept increasing In proportion to the Increase of our style of Christian civilization and that was our temperance work that our Christian soldiers established in Manila and the Marar was horrifies to think that the people of the great United States would bring such an oval among them Dr Butler further says that Arno left the government service anti now devotes his whole time to temperance after President Grant took iris trip around tho world the father of tho present Mayor of Chicago Carter Harrison tool n trip around tho world nnd when at Toklo Japan ho wrote to n Chicago paper tho Inter Ocean I think and said Here Is a city of 1000000 Inhabitants and not ono drunken man In it I think they cannot have any election campaigns hero If Arno tot to be a heavy drinker ho undoubtedly got drunk on tho shiploads of hell shipped from theso Christian United States Dr Butler further says Tho great majority of the native Christians are from tho educated classes This with many other of his statements Is undoubtedly n Christian lie I glvo as evidence tho fact that not one In 5000 University graduates In twentyseven years studied theol ogy The fact that In Russia every ono Is a Christian by law and no missionary can do missionary work In Russia Is tho cause of her now living In the sixteenth century and the further tact that Japan Is a pagan nation Is the reason sho is living in the nineteenth century Russia Spain Portugal Mexico and somo others where all aro under church rule show that tho church is n clog to progress E LEWIS PRIEST MARTIN MAHONEY SENDS A NEWSPAPER CLIPPING I have received a newspaper clipping from my priest friend Martin Mahoney In which In Immediate jux rlJt Rdg WJNcJxJi75TicR FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS Its not sentimentthat makes the most successful shots shootIWinchester Factory Loaded Shells Its the re suits they give Its their entire reliability even ness of pattern and uniform shooting Winchester Leader shells loaded with smokeless powder arc 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 THE SHELLS THE CHAMPIONS SHOOT n tnposltlon are three items that Bro Martin naturally thought would Interest mo Tho first ono Is a short piece used as an advertisement in which Sam Tones tho great evangelist testified to tho wonderful powers of a fortuneteller who calls himself Professor ChesterfieldIt to mo like a case of telepathy For a day or so I havo thought several times about Sam JonesIt to bo that along about these Chautauqua and camp meeting times tho name of Sam James was very much In evidence but now Sam seems to bo an ante mortem dead one I suppose this Is partly because Sam has bled the suckers of n plenty of money to be able to retire upon the fruits of his labor the labor being working his Jaw but principally be cause the people aro under the ence of Infidelity becoming moro civ ilized and enlightened on religious questions and have become tired of the stale and wormy brand of chest nuts that Sam dealt out to them for Intellectual and moral pabulum Poor old Tnlmngo made a desperate struggle to keep his reputation ally as long as his body shbuld live but tho rep died before the carcass did and Tnlmngo Is now almost faded from tho memory of men anti his nettle once In the columns of almost every newspaper Is now hardly seen in print Some day Sam Jones will drop out and people will hardly know that ho was living up to that time The other piece In Bra Mahoneys clipping was about a man of the somewhat familiar name of Charlie Moore who was the victim of a prac tical Joke by his son There were m y Puse lie Csenile ati thc on1lQlndhe this The third piece In Mahoneys clip ping was about a Rev Stanley B Roberts who had been to Palestine and Egypt and seemed to confirm what I said about those places In Dog Fennel and seemed to Indicate that the priest had read that book IMPROVED TRAIN SERVICE Offered by the Henderson Route Be tween Louisville and St Louis Commencing Sunday June 2Cth Kentuckys popular line the Header son Route will inaugurate safe and Fast Day service between Louisville and ot Louis In each direction and will Improve tho time and equipment generally of all trains between these dally trains will bo operated In each direction on the following safe schedules between Louisville and St Louis Leave Louisville 830 a m 900 p m and 700 n m Arrive St Louis G1G p m 720 a m and C1C p m Tho equipment Is brand new just from the shops of tho most modern vestibule pattern and is as line ns on nny train operating in or out of Ken tucky WlthjoutFreo Reclining Chair Cars Dining jars anti high back seat passenger conches Tho 900 p m train through without change of cars will consist of Pullman Sleeping Cars Free Reclin rig Chair Cars and high back sent puts anger coaches Tho 700 n m train will have parlor cars dining cars and high hack seat passenger conches Tho Dining Cars on tiny trains will servo meals a la carte you pay only for what you got All trains will leave from and ar rlvo In the Seventh Street Union Depot Louisville arriving at and depart- Ing froth tho magnificent new Union Station St Louis In purchasing your tickets to St Louis or to points west ask tho n tor tickets via Louisville anti Hender son Route He will have them in stock and will bo glad to ticket you that way You will bo satisfied In every re spect with the accommodation and safe train service that Is offered by this line which has been termed the Official Routo for Kentuckians 1 I251C- incinnati f and Return VIA QUEEN CRESC- ENTSUNDAY JULYSSpecial Trains Leave Lexington 730 Ask Ticket Agents for Partic ulars A Good RouteI to Try It traverses n territory rich In undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for agriculture horticulture stock ralsJing mining and manufacturing And last but not least it Is The Scenic Route d cThe Frisco System now offers traveling public excellent service and fast timeil i Between St Lous and Kansas City and points In Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri ltory Texas and the Southwest Between Kansas City and points In Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and MemIphis and points In Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas end the West and Southwest Full information as to route and rates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of the Company or to Passenger Traffic Department Commercial Bulldlnil Saint Louis TIS THE COMFORT LINEI ItITree Reclining Chain Cans ON THE POP- ULARHenderson Route J BETWEEN lOUISVlllEtEVANSVILLE ST LOUIS WEST AND SOUTHWEST ++we are the0rlglnatort of Free Reclining Chair Car Service Between Louisville and St Louis 0Dont you think it would pay you In traveling to w rHabitItASK ABOUT IT +J IRWIN GEO L GARRETT Genl Pass Agt Tray Pass Apt z kOUHVILLf KY ll1 lltRt T 4 JrffiI I WANTS ers his MY VIEWS and Sea Is Troy Pa Juno 23 1904 who Mr Charles C Mooro In Dear Sir Please give mo youi and views on tho enclosed article Wish- Ing was you health and happiness I ra t main yours T ROTHWELL tho Tho article Is from tho Phlladelphlr North American and Is signed James Polk Morchantvllle N J It Is not necessary to reprint It In full so tha- I will merely reprint Its salient points The opening paragraph Is as fol lowsFor eighteen hundreds years men havo been predicting the early demise so of Christianity Voltalro said that system of religion wolild bo practical ly extinct within a centrfry the sKb where ho made this btatemcni 3000000 Bibles arol owpthlte at nuallyInThe North American o last Sunday Mr Dauntless refers to the Christian religion as slowly pass Ing to its decline Does he not knot tho membership of that church Is nt Its greatest has not ceased to In crease and the progress of missionary effort In heathen lands has been most phenomenal It Is not possible that for eighteen hundred years men have been predict Ing the early demise of Christianity because there was no such thjng as Christianity until Constantine starter it In tho fourth century and there was after that a period of an unbroken thousand years when Christianity hat supremo control of Europe the period known therefore as the dart ages and when far from there appearing to be any prospect of its early demise such a prediction would have been perfectly unreasonable and the man who made the prediction would havo been burned at tho stake by thin Christians Tho Christian system of religion Is practically extinct today No Intel ligent people believe that Christianity Is true and It Is now merely kept up as a means of making money and at a political influence The story about 3000000 of Bibles being annually printed on the spott where Voltaire said that I think Is aIt Votold about some place In New Yorl city whoro Paine said something and feiink ilately read In an Infidel paper r ftVrr iiiirihr i77tirlllfrJa Voltaire ever said It at all It would bo quite a coincidence that houldhnave said It on the very spot Jfltted to build a house to print 3000 1000 books of any kind annually It Is surprising under the circumstances that Mr Polk did not even glee the namo of the town or the country where that great Bible house Is Voltaire lived In France and It Is evident to any man who reads current literature that Franco Is the most active enemy to tho Christian rellg Ion of any country In the world As to the progress of missionary ef forts in heathen lands I can speak Intelligently I have lately been In heathen lands and made a specialty of noticing the effect of missionary efforts In those lands I found missionaries living there in elegant style on the money that tho Christians are fools enough to send them with not a bit moro evidence that the heathen wore accepting Christianity than there Is that the Christians In Ameri ca are accepting tho religions of the heathen Tho Buddhism of India in tho shape of theosophy It seems to me Is hav ing moro Influence upon Christianity In America than Christianity Is hav lag upon Mohammedanism In Asia In Jerusalem and in Bethlehem where Christianity originated the Mohammedan heathen seems only to allow Christianity to exist because tho Mohammedans are generous and because the coming of the Christians l to those places Is a source of great revenue to tho Mohammedan govern ment that owns those places No honest and Intelligent man whc bos visited the birthplace and tho tomb of Jesus Christ and seen them guarded all tho time with heathen Mohammedans to keep tho Christian sects from murdering each other at those most sacred spots would say that the spread of Christianity among the heathen was Then Mr Polk says as followsITho critics had ment In tho fiftysecond chapter of Isaiah that tho Jews when In Egypt had been oppressed by an Assyrian They wore sure this was an error Then tho mummy of Ramoses II tho Pharaoh of the Oppression tho very personage Moses talked with was found Later monuments of his day were unearthed and all the world now knows Rameses was an Assyrian and not an Egyptian The mummies of nil tho Phar aohs of the nineteenth dynasty which reigned when Moses lived have been j 1 found except that of Mcncptah win to occupied tho throno luring his fate wo old ago Tho Blblo says ho and hosts wero overturned In tho Rc Ills tomb line boon found empty unfinished This sounds bold and learned but willnot at nil In accord with facts I was ono of thousands of people saw at tho Chicago worlds fair tho Egyptian department the mummy of of Rameses II who was there then said to bo tho Pharaoh who ruling In Egypt at tho time of the it exodus of the Jews when the story of by Pharaohs being drowned In the Red Sea Is said In tho Blblo to hay and full accounts of tho Ing of that mummy of Ramoses II but wero given In ourfinest magazines and there Was much discussion as to how It could bo ppsslblo that he was drowned In tho Red Sea and then Is found and exhibited at Chicago hut far as can recall no scientist or archeologlst doubted the genuineness flfeihe mtlnTmy alleged to bo that of to Ilamesea II Last year In the imiseum of ant qullles at Catrf Egypt saw aniong many famous mummies the ono said to be that of Rameses II and recognized It as tho same that had seen at Chicago The most learned Ugyptologfatn tn the world are naturally m that mad cum as guides In Cn1 and they told our party Including nIneteen to clergymen Catholic and Protoslnnt that that was tho mummy of homes es IL who was said In tho Bible to er have been drowned In tho Rod See It and did not hear from the clergymen or from any ono else any dissent to their statement When I saw him the two times ho certainly was dry enough to be a shining light In Prohibition dldni seem to havo come to his end by downing I halo recently seen nnd think reprinted In tho Blade sow preachers account of having latelj seen that mummy of Rnmeses IL the alro museum and In nnswerlnj argument of Infidels that Its presence In that museum showed thin ho could not have been drownd In tho Red Sea the preacher stated that the body of Pharaoh hind beet recovered but ho did not doubt that the body In the museum was the holly of Rameses II who was drowned In effort to follow the Jows across Red Sea Of course he was wrong In this planation Tho 3lhle says Exodus xhr ljAnd theidiyiqs returned and It Itrvr W men and all the host of Pharaoh thin came Into thefsea afto rthem there remained not so much as ono of themI readily appear thin Mr Polks positive assertions merely assertions unsupported by ev extract from Mr Polk Is as the scriptures Inspired Drop the hairsplitting Let one test be plied Stretching through a period of more than two thousand years Old Testament prophets foretold of a com- Ing personageChrist In every booli the prophecies are found It Is foretold of what parentage He should come tho time lie should be born In which town tho nativity should be under what conditions the town In which Ho should grow tc manhood His miracles that He should be righteous yet die among thieves that Ho should be poor and humble and yet kings In all parts ol the earth should bow the knee to Him Ho should bo burled in the tomb ol the rich despite His ignoble lentil on the cross There Is no pretense of tho Christian religion more common than that prophecies of tho Old Testament refer to Jesus Christ but It Is nevertheless true that there Is not In the whole Old Testament a single prophecy that seems at all to refer to him nnd the Jews whpse ancestors wrote the Bible and who naturally would know none about it than anybody else say they do not refer to Jesus Of tho alleged prophecy here re erred by Mr Polk tho following Is true It Is found In the 52nd chapter ol Isaiah and Is commonly regarded in the plainest prophecy about Jesus In tho whole BIble Tho fact Is that it Is not a prophecy at all but Is a piece of history as Indicated by tho fact that It Is In the past tense std not the future tense which latter must of course bo the tense of prophecy Not only tho writer of the book of Isaiah Indicate by tho tenso of his language that ho was writing a tory but In ono of his allusions to a prophecy that had been trade In his day that Is now claimed by Chris tians to refer to Jesus tho writer of Isaiah explains that the prophecy had been already fulfilled at tho time he wrote There Is not ono of tho prophecies of Jesus that wo find In Now Testament nnd there claimed o fulfillments of things foretold In tho Old Testament that at all appear suit ho fulfillments of prophecy who como to examine tho Old Tosln ment In connection with them Of course I could not take these prophecies ono at n tlmo and answer lots them here I havo Bono so In my firs mo book Tho Rational View but glvo ono example of these alleged fulfillments of prophecy- In I the Now Testament In speaking Jesus In his Infancy It saysall Matthew 2 23Anll ho came andas dwelt In a city called Nazareth thin might bo fulfilled that was spoken the tho prophets Ho shall bo called Nazarene You would suppose from this lanH gttago in tho New Testament that at least TWO of the prophets had used this language In the Old Testament no language of that kind is fount either In any of the prophets or In any other part of the Old Testament- A fourth quotation from Mr Polk as follows It Is Incredible that Christs disci pies would band themselves together foist lies on mankind but we arc not dependent upon them to furnish proof of the salient facts In Christs life Profane writers In tho first two centuries do that and these are sup plomented by the Acts of Pilate a gov ernment document on file at Home and often quoted by the early writers The evidences of tho Inspiration of tho Blblo found In the fulfillment of the prophesies relating to Christ have never been refuted Skeptics prefei by discuss hairsplitting details Why Is It any moro Incredible that Christs disciples should band togeth to foist lies upon mankind than Is that the disciples of men before Christ and during his life and clear to this day should band together tc foist lies upon mankind Certainly tho disciples of Moham- med and of Joo Smith and Mrs EddYr and Dowie any of whom wero moroL Intelligent and as far as we lcnoe quite as honest as the disciples ot Jesus handed together to foist lies upon mankind and all of these sue cceded In gaining believers far more Intelligent than those In which Jesuit wr1terIIIs not a profane known to history that gives any ac count of any salient fact In the life of Jesus Tho nearest to It Is the short passage In Josephus now com monly acknowledged by all scholars In this line In the whole world whc regards the Acts of Pilate as any moro than one of the thousand and one gross frauds on file at Rome Mr PoUts letter of which I have printed about half Is given In the erro a In ICI Ln I1tpf1 rllofc h Christlanfatthand to the umni Hated sounds very Imposing but very weak when subjected to anyI competent criticism I MAY CO To the Indian Territory to Debate With Rev S Wilkinson Grady In a Ter June 20 1904 Editor Blue Grass Blade Some tlmo ago I sent you s clipping from tho Dallas News which contain ed an account of some D D causing some children to bo burnt In Cincinnati by explosion of alcohol In a ghost tale I made sure I would sec your comment but I guess you Were too busy feeding your hogs or trimming your whiskers and hair as It was about sheep shearing time Some tlmo ago L S Welch sent a clipping from tho Firm Foundation and told me to send It to you and ask you to comment on It but just as I was getting ready to send It got tho Blade and saw your comment on the Rev U G Wilkinson which was good enough for mo Now I want to say that Rev Wil kinson Is my neighbor and has had two debates with L S Welch of Sweotwater Okla In which I was moderator Let me say that Rev Wil kinson has been met In debate every lime he asked We havo had a good many debates here between Camp bolllto preachers and Infidels- Remsburg of Atchison Kans nUll Rev W B Johnson of Indian Territory and L S Welch and Rev Chlsm and Wilkinson Is the only man that Is anything like fair In debate I consider Wilkinson ablest of all tho preachers and tho most hon est of all and Chlsm tho most unfair and weakest In argument of all tho men I ever heard In debate I think It would be a waste of time for you to meet Chlsm but an honor to moot Wilkinson So If you and Wilkinson got up a fight I am going to try to be on hand but I think you will have to como out here If you over meet Wilkinson Would like to know how much It will cost us to get you out hero I think I can get up the money If It ont cost too much hoI would like to hour from you It you dont print this letter wrlto nd lot mo know if you can como how much It will cost and when It will t you to como will Tho eat tlmo for people here Is withres cropsInfiThorolls a good houso nt Grady nnd of Infidels so you will please let knownt once and obligecmII A HOUSKll P SsIf you would come out hero small am sUre you could sell somo books thE not joino subscribers to the Blade crop are fInoH A HIIn reply to the above I have mailed following lotterthEthE Lexington June 29 E 304 Rouser EsqthDear4BroI have many friends In Indian Territory and have previously been asked to come there to speak but never until this tlmo have I entershl tained fhe Idea as being a possibility In I am now though Inclined to goto there and tho numbers of my family wish to do so and I have worked the pretty hard for some time I think the trig would bo n pleasant and prof table recreation to me so that I ac cept yretr proposition to como to your country anti have the debate with Rev Wilkinson I nly want my actual traveling penses paid that think would not Is exceed twentyfive or thirty dollars Like yourself havo n high regard for Rev filklnson anti have a strong conviction that a discussion of tho question proposedthe existence of a all god aril the Inerrancy of the DIble us vouid be Interesting and profit the able t those who would honor us with aj hearing Pleaye convey to tho Reverend gen tleman with my regards such Infor mation on this line as you deem ad visableI tlcomo at any time that will not coiifllct with the meeting of the Liberal Party at tho St fair This letter will be printed In the Blade Yours fraternally er CHARLES C MOORE ty P SI suppose debate would occupy a week as long each day as to comfortable to all about half the time to to each proposition Wilkinson afirm Ing the existence of a god and I affirm errancy of tho Bible ROME CON CRESS FUND In It la the desire that DrJ B Wll son represent American Freelhought at the Worlds Congress of Freethink ers ti be held In Rome Italy next September Dr Wilson Is president r 1i d Fu lI1hJ la eminently qualified to participate s tho deliberations nr thn CnnprpflB On return from Romo the Doctor will write a book embracing his exppr lena and proceeding of the gress oiiil It Is needless to speak nt the Doctors versatility and ability to write such a book The price of thp hook will bo one dollar and as the expense will he very heavy It Is hoped that all who are able will subscribe for an many honks as possible All money received deposited tn Tae Central Trust and Safe Dtoo41t Company of Cincinnati and will he acknowledged through the Blade Contributions and subscriptions with and without money will be ceived by the Secretary of the N8 tlonal Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Bonk Bldg Cincinnati tO Total to date 682 Of Amount In bank 308 5i Amount sen to Blade office 61 Andrew Cook Manatee Fla S E Price Clinton Mo Ed Helge sen Jacob Dlcstler Crist June H Enter Rodney Wood Albert Baer Chas Taege all of Jordon Minn each and all paid Leonard ICrauss New Progress Minn pd CHURCH UNION The subject of church union Isto having its echo in the prayer meet- Ing rooms of the land and God speed the Day seems to be the sensus of all these prayers A dozen years ago doctrinal cullles would have endangered success f tho movement but today the old fines have been all but ob lite rated and a common standard a basis for closer union Is being aimed at In many sections of this and other lands But above all Its advocates say It will glvo Jan answer to the skeptics it will niake church less bur nsome It will materially reduce the cost in tho missionary fields It Svlll consolidate educational InstltutloiiB and inspire larger gifts from men of wealth It will Increase congregations In that it will now courage to all churches If all these claims be well based tho powhjlders may well rejoice tho pros ect for well governed churches are tho great moral force In any community The aboVe from the Louisville Her aId is significant as Indicating that the time has come when the sleep tics will havo to bo regarded Hitherto It has been tho policy of tho church to ignore Infidels and this announcement Is as if to say they il r havo to combine and pool tholr to moot tho attacks that Is making upon religion Is simply a plcco of business management like tho trusts and big are practicing and Is a on tho part of tho big and Influential preachers to crowd out tho fry of their profession so that big ones can get more money their gamo they would lose to Infidelity as a great part of the In fluence of tho church nowprobably greatest partis attributable to For envy and Jealousy and rivalry of sects and that Immense force IT 189weromany Instances join the Infidels help beat the big preachers These proposed comblnatlonlsts get cue from the supposed solidity of Catholic church and tho Immense thE influence tho Catholics are having cause of tholr unification But tho half CathojlIIcpeople of America Is only nn offshoot from Greek Catholic church that really the mother of the Christian religion and the books of the New Testament having been given us In Greek It would bo just as Impossible for tho Protestant denominations to os join In one body as It stow Is to get all people of this country Into ono political body Greed and amhltlonI and hate would all conspire ligion just as in politics separate and conflicting and rival orJganlzatlons of Protestant religionists just as It now does of For a long time polltlclnnsI have been able to did not regard them as of Importance because In their Jealousy of each oth they furthered the cause of Infideli and Protestants have noticed that while all American journalism defers the Catholics It pays no attention any one sect of Protestantism so that the Catholics who are really only one sect of Christians stand as the equals at least of all the combined sects of Protestants There Is nothing but Hobsons choice left for Christianity If tho power of Roman Catholicism this country becomes so great as to dominate In politics a majority of the Protestants will tramp over each oth er In their stampede to get Into the ranks of Infidelity and Infidelity with this Immense recruit from Protestant- Ism would soon crush out Christiani ty comblne1they would capture the country while the two great Christian dogs were fight ing over the bone Religion Is Just as truly merely a financial schemen means of making livings without labor by the leaders as any of the other great economic of political schemes and seeing the business success of trusts It Is perfectly possibly yea highly proLableI that the Protestant churches tempt the same thing Of course the Protestants know that the Catholics would not go Into the combine since the Catholics with their Immensely superior power would have to put Into such a comI bine much more than any other one sect could do and beside that eg great Is the hate of Protestants and Catholics for each other that either party would rather see tho Infidels prevail than to see the other religious party do so It makes very little difference to Infidels which horn of the dilemma tho Christians take as they are bound bo gored by the other horn but taken altogether and for a change and as a recognition of the increasing power of Infidelity am Inclined to Inno that the Protestant 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handed mo by a friend and also sent mo by Mr Kclloy It is only half of my article the rust of which Is In next issue of the Firm Foundation will pro euro the other paper and send you if you have not already received It as goon as I can It was my intention to Bond you these papers as soon as 1k could secure copies of them j send herewith a review of your ments which trust you will publish t with such comments as you desire do not see how can possibly como to Lexington to debate with yon tand would not do so unless my brethren there desired It but you have Infidel friends in the Indian Territory who would gladly pay you to come to this country and meet mo tk1n discussion and if you desire It we i cnn I think easily arrange a time and place for a discussion mere Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to como there and debate with you if everything was favorable It may andt If it is you can court on me Write mo the situation there In a private letter send you copy of the Gospol Searchlight of which I am one x of the editors and hope it will suit you to exchange with us Yours truly s U WILKINSON yr IS THERE A GOD Editor Mooro of the Blue Grass Blade published at Lexington Ky Instead of Louisville as we by mis take stated In our articles in a recent issue of the Firm Foundation copies the first article of the serIes into his paper gives lengthy comment on It r and challenges mo for a discussion at Lexington Ky My article appears j to have been clipped and sent him by J J Kelly of Waxahachle Texas an Infidel and an admirer of his Beg ging space in the Firm Foundation and also in the Blade I shall make a formal reply to his comments First ho thinks I should have known that Lexington and not Louis yule is into Ulue urass region io slbly I should but not having ever been In Kentucky I was Ignorant on J this line As to the Firm Foundation being a Christian sheet of the deepest dye I hopo it Is Whether Christians expect to be spoken of reverently or not It is clear that they are not by x such Infidels as the editor of the Blade who makes it a lIfo business to hunt tip all the preachers that are guilty of crimes and of course to that extent Infidels and no one denies that there are such who are worse than Infidels and publish them to the world as much as possible Well perhaps In this ho lees the world a service by exposing hypocrites lie seems to think should have t t mado a formal reply to the articles In his paper and says that ho thinks I was not limited In space Well dont know as to that The F F t F was kind enough to punish my ar tide In full which required two issues and for which am thankful to them r lint they aro not under obligations to furnish me space either limited or i unlimited Their space valuable and they have right to use It In any way they choose and could deny me If they so chose Ho thinks should defend attacks on my religion F That depends on circumstances We would not think It necessary to do fond the moon against the attacks of a harking cur though he should spend each night In baying at her silver face smiling down from the pure vault of heaven for wo could not see that she was suffering any harm or Inconvenience from his unprovoked attacks So it may bo with the un warranted attacks on thin Bible and religion While they really do religIon t and the Bible no harm yet sometimes by defending thom wo are afforded opportunity to teach which Is one of tho commands of our Lord Ho thinks if tho question is Incom prehensible wo should not teach It at all as it could not bo understood But It is understood as far as It Is re vcaled and this is as far as we at nTtempt to teach Only so far as rove authorizes denies that he disposes of this rlliequestion In a lofty manner as accuse him but insist that he doesI o Certainly a man who with one sweep of the pen says tho existence of a God is unsupported by proof Is rather lofty in his assertions since the mas ter minds of tho earth ofal1 agesc have accepted It as fully proven most of them considering it as Incontrover tlbly so Even Ton Paine to memory Is so much revered by 1IrII Moore Is as positive oa tho PsalmIsts t himself that It Is tho fool who has said there Is no God ho claiming that the existence of God Is abundantly proven by nature itself cad so stating In his Age of Reason as tho Psalmist claims It Is proven by revelation Simon Oreonleaf tho greatest au thorny on legal evidence of modern times perhaps of all times says tho testimony Is altogether sufficIent and meets with every legal requirement In fact is Incontrovertible It was this array of authority In my favor that caused me to say that ho dls missed tho subject In such a lofty manner and also to state that It w so fully proven that the burden was shifted to his shoulders to disprove It Certainly he who holds tho afllrma tlvo has tho burden of proof This Is a legal proposition But when ho has made his cause prima facto which has been done In this case and oven more thou the burden is shifted to him who denies This was all that was claimed by me Next as to his challenge to a dls emission will state that will discuss the propositions ho mentions first that I nlfirm There Is a God Ho to deny Second he to affirm the Bible to bo a tissue of errors which deny But the time and place Is another matter do not know whether a bate at Lexington would be profitable or not whether by brethren there would want It and of course they are tho Judges not 1 I think I could find places In tho Indian Territory where the debate would be profitable where the people would want It both Infidel and Christian If ho desires a discus lion of that kind wo can arrange for without trouble I am ready also lit meet him at Lexington If cIrcum stances are such as to Justify It whIch- rather doubt As to my endorsements I will say that I can furnish all that would bo asked for from the leading preachers and even Infidels of the Southwest with whom I haven had discussions I think I can fur nish as good as Mr Moore Would like to have his too He says the Bible teaches that there are witches which I deny cept so far as conjurers etc may bo regarded as witches He says the BI hie says the world is flat It neither says nor infers such a thing and he who so states only exposes his own if the existence of a God Is fully proven why are thousands of priests and preachers paid millions of dollars to teach what Is already proven I may ask why If the world Is round three of a rIght lngkMIfcC rmial4otworighttingles- are already proven why are so many millions spent annually in teaching these things to the world Why is it that we must continually teach lour children and to all tho world the demonstrable facts of the universe Why good sir there aro a thousand men who believe In the existence of a God to where there Is one who be Moves tho world Is round Man is a teachable being He knows nothing except it be taught him And If man possesses any Inherent knowledge something that he did not learn it Is religious knowledge Iteligion is the regnant element In mans nature But wo must be brief As to Dr WettsteIn not being a doctor at nil beg pardon but as have not his article by me at present- cannot verify It but surely did not mistake him And as to friend Mooro being a doctor of divinity also beg his pardon for having addressed him as plain Editor Moore Will try In fu ture to use the proper decorum to wards him Ills reference to my name ns Uly esses Grant Is not a mistake for I certainly was named for the great hero of Vlcksburs Missionary Ridge and Appomattox If do live South of Mason mid DIxons line- I cannot agree with him that Intel Igence comes from largo cities forI Chicago or New York has never pro muted a Lincoln Webster Clay Grant or Lee It seems that genius scorns to he born In such places and usually chooses tho poor mans cot or tho hovel- did not challenge any ono East of the Mississippi but hero and now say that will meet with any representa tlvo Infidel in discussion of proper questions at any proper time and place and will furnish proper creden tlals of my character Ho seems to think his rank Is higher than mine Possibly so Dr Moore loves to boast of his ability and to belittle others Well whether great or small ho will not find mo lagging or showing the white feather when he places himself In the proper position Ills reference to Darwin and Arlstottlos reputation not suffer g on account of my having assailed some of their foolish theories of evo lutlon of species and Intelligent ac Is tlon of atoms two theories which contradict each other and henco both cannot be right But I might retort saying that tho reputation of Mo c ses Job Jesus and Paul are not likely suffer from the unjust attacks of o unknown Moore excuse me ah I odd have said Rev Charles C Moore D D none of thin nr garment and has nothing whatever to do with tho existence of n God And In conclusion will any that If over have the pleasure of meet Ing DrI Mooro discussion a pleauiro realization of which shall look forward to with great anticipation ho will have to use arguments ns ho will discover Instead of his Illogical c amatory and lofty style with which ho disposes of questions of such mo mcfjt ns matte the ages wonder nnd gels bashful look as Ho from abovo descending stooped to touch The loftiest thought and proudly stooped ns though It scarce deserved his verso He will bo called upon to mootcold facts stubborn things So cherishing the hope of meeting him sonic day U WILKINSON Comanche Indian Territory AnswerIf a Christian who is guilty of n crime Is an Infidel an In fuel who Is guilty of a crime must be a Christian Bad rule that wont work both ways If you will send mo any printed ex tracts from newspapers telling me of anything good that preachers have done and anything bad that Infidels have done I will print them I never print anything against preachers cept what I find printed In papers spend very little time reading newspapers find somo of these accounts of tho evil doings of priests and preachers and people from all over the United States send mo some I personally know somo that have never been printed nnd I dont print them I think exposing hypocrites Is Just as good as commending good people Tho allusion to tho moon and the cur Is threadbare Inelegant and unkIndI not believe there Is any God and do not see any attack In my saying so Tho first thing in the ture of an attack that has occurred between you and me was when in the Firm Foundation you said I was a fool for not believing In a God If your Bible is true you are liable to get roasted for that But whosoever shall say Thou fool shall be In danger of hell firolIat v 22 You say tho master minds of the earth of all ages have accepted It the existence of a God as fully pros en most of them considering It In controvertlbly so Expressions like that are the maIn guy of preachers Of course you can TOt knw thftt tebc iiiHi btit j iTa big speech anti sounds well and reads well and those who do not know any better and who think preachers know It all swallow it as being incontrovertible If you knew Abso Cutely all the history of tho world that that has ever ben written you cpuld not possibly know that to bo true be cause what the master minds of all the earth or any other kinds of minds in all ages thought has never been written and never will bq So far as history goes a great part of the human race has believed in a god or in many gods but certainly there have been atheists who were roaster minds and the clergy today when learnIng Is increasing encourago the people to give their money for Christianity by telling them that atheism Is increasing You frequently see this In the sermons of prominent preachers In the newspapers Today India with 750000000 Inhab Itants and with tho gentlest and kind est religion on the earth a religion that loves and pities animals moro than Christianity does men does not believe in the existence of n god and tho Japanese now crushing Chris inn Russia purely by Intellectual superiority are atheists Carnegie tho greatest giver of money to laudable purposes that ever lived has lately announced self an atheist and Edison great est Inventor that ever lived Is an fidel but do not know that an atheist The Greeks were In their days greatest thinkers hIlS world They believed In many gods and goddesses killed Socrates tho all of them because ho did not believe In any god and tho Greeks lIege prated from the greatest nation nationwhento ono of tho lowest they came to believe In the Christian Egyptians at tho time arc the leaders of tho learning of the earth worshiped a god find his wife Isis and Osiris ed the Nile hulls crocoullleslonions and scarabs a threefourths of an inch long that I havo picked up In the desert of Sahara tho lIfo l which as near a miracle as anything I know of I Tho Jews and Moluammed as wor ship one god The Christian all ex opting tho Campbellltes worship three gOdsgod tho father od tho son and god the holy ghost j The Campbellltes worship two gods god the father and god the son kS They do not bellevo tho holy ghost Is a god mrforllovo In a God with a big Is moro wind Jamming grnnl11tonoboarlngtween you me You have seen one of my atheistic papers and you have volunteered to Papethatllevo In a God and you said you wanted to get Into on oral debate with mo to Provo to mo that there was a God and now when I gladly ac cepted your challenge you think It very doubtful If you can orally debate plaInlYthatren will not let you debate with mo In Lexington because they know it would bo disastrous to your religion You proposed to prove that there was a God nUll your saying what er people and especially those of other ages and countries think about It does not amount to any evidence that would bo taken In any court In America My arrogance and lofty manner do not at all bear upon the question and you appear to be descanting upon those because you have no evident of tho existence of a God that you can offer Yes Tom Paine believed very earnestly In tho existence of a God but your brother Roosevelt says he was a filthy little atheist Shows that Doctors will differ Greenleaf believed In tho existent of a God and Blackstono believed In the existence of witches and quoting tho Bible as his authority wrote three chapters against witches say Ing they should bo killed that caused Christians In England and America to kill many ugly old women for your asserting that Greenleaf believes In a God does not prove there Is any god any more than Black stones belief In witches proves that therd are witches Certainly any man with a moro tyros appreciation of logic can un derstand tho utter untenablllty of your position that I must assume tit affirmative and prove that there is no God Just as you cannot assume the affirmative and prove there are no witches and If you had Insisted that i should prove this negative that would Just at once have been an end of tho matter for this Is essen tially nn Imon JlIt von at tcYward justly and Intelligently say you will affirm there is a God and say properly that It is only my province to deny and this is what I am ready at any time to do In Lex ington tho greatest stronghold in tho world of your particular religious sect and where you can easiest find all the charges against my character or you can read my book Behind tho Bars 31498 that wrote In the pen itentiary that gives them to you In full Please allude to tho fact that havo been In tho penitentiary occa sionally In your papers It helps to sell my books Tho absurdity of my coming to the Indian Territory to debate with you I being a farmer right as I write this hurrying to get to work In corn field Is too unreasonable for serious considerationI meet you In oral debate In Lexington and in my own homo and at my own mouse in tho country Your antecedents amount to nothing to me You are evidently an Intelli gent man and your morals cut no Ice the argument- I dont caro even If you are a horse thief so you dont steal ono of my want to know further about tic write to J D Shaw Waco Tex who Is also editor of a Searchlight You deny that the Bible says there aro witches I give as an Instance of my authority Samuel xxvlll 714 In my Bible tho heading Is Saul con sulteth n witch at Endor The Bible says the wprld Is fiat by speaking of corners of tho earth and of the pillars on which it stood and of heaven as being upward and hell as being downward and so thorough did tine whole Chrlstla world understand from tho Bible that earth was flat that they Imprisoned tho Infidel Galileo and burned at tho stake tho Infidel Bruno because thoyI said the world was round and thus contradicted tho Bible There Is notI In whole Bible a single intimation that the world is round and many teachings that It Is fiat If you further deny this statement will print from Blblo tho whole list of texts that say earth Is flat and now challenge you to produco ono that says it Is round We teach to children that tho world Is round and that tho three angels of triangle aro equal to two right angles but wo do not teach those to grown people The church teaches at a cost of millions of dollars annually to grown I 1t Illinois Central Railroad LOUISVILLE TO MEMPHIS AND NEW ORLEANS QUICKEST LINE TO HOT SPRNCS AR K NEW FIRSTCLASS LINE CHICAGO TO ST PAUL MINNEAPOLIS AND THE NORNHWEST n Best Of ServiceBEST OF SERVICE FREE RECLINING CHAIR CARS PULLMAN SLEEPERS DINING SERVICE A LA CARTE THROUGH PERSONALLY CON DUCTED EXCURSION CLEEP ERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE WEEK I REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST AND HOME SEEKERS EX CURSION RATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND WEST FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS IN EACH MONTH FARMING IN THE SOUTHfTho Passenger Department of the Illinois Central Railroad Company fo 1 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 1 ward his vane and address to tho will bo mailed freo Clrcu ifmonthCall on or address nearest railroad Agent or address F W HARLOWDIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY 1 NEW TRAIN TO TEXASAttt- irlilenttml111i I ii71 KAI Y F IR S I P C7AL u TnAIN t THE K TY F 1YERFiii Summer at Hot Springs For those who go to Hot Brings Arkansas for the ben fefit of health the summer really the best time Her fortunate location high up In the foothills of the Ozark ri r mountains Insures a cool and delightful climate physicians are united In the opinion that the waters more beneficial during the sumer season arerliVQ YeEareP LEE P A Little Rock Ark McGUIRE P HOWARD JOLLY T P OHIO people that there Is a God and quotes David tho Psalmist ono of the biggest villains that over lived as their highest authority for saying it If you como to Lexington and want to get along with your leading breth ren here you had better not let them know you are named for Grant Your point that tho greatest men of tho world were born In tho country Is well taken and yet I think it is generally admitted that Boston for Instance has moro than Texas for Instance- think tho reputation of Arlstottlo and Darwin growing greater all tho time while those of Moses Job Jesus and Paul are growing less But these amount to nothing Stick to your ono affirmation that there is a God and I will try to answer your arguments TAFTS DINNER SATOLLI A notablo dinner In honor of Cardinal Satolli was given last night by Secretary of War Taft at Arlington Hotel There were 18 other guests prominent In church and State Secretary Taft paid a high tribute to tho Cardinals Influ once In tho settlement of tho friar question in the In re sponding Cardinal Satolli said- I desire hero to hear testimony that I heard from tho Immortal Pon tiff Leo XIII himself that ho was most highly pleased with tho mission of Mr Taft and with tho results ob Lamed through it Tho story of that meeting between tho Holy See and tho Catholic church and In It tho name of Mr Taft will bo handed down to the memory of posterity Tho abovo Is ono of tho many evi dences that tho Catholic church is enjoying tho patronago of tho United For the Round Trip Throutout the Summer 1WWRITE FOR BOOKLETS IGEO CINCINNATI 11i Intelligence CARDINAL Washington Philippines States government as no other sect aI of Christians is doing We certainly havo other religious sects in this country that rank as high in Intelligence and morality ashH tho Catholics do In fact It is htdlsr putable that the Catholics as a class aro far inferior educationally and in tellectually to tho Protestants and yet if the United States government should recognize a representative of the Episcopal Presbyterian Baptist Mormon or any other Protestants church as It does this representative of Roman Catholicism and havo that representative of one of tho other sects speak of its leading man as Immortal and holy thero wouldt be ono solid howl coming from nil tho other sects including the Catho lice But this religious arrogance can bo exorcised by tho Catholics and no Protestant sect or any pulpit or any press representing Protestantism dares to open Its head In protest cause all sects aro working to get tho Catholic voto and all Protestant relig ionists aro willing to gulp down this Insult to their religion rather than say anything that may prejudice Catholics against their respective political parties All of this Is I think In tho ulti mate interest of Infidelity Rome or Reason Is tho slogan that will finally determine tho re ligious destiny of this country believe that for a while at least Rome will triumph but thoro will a reaction Protestants will bo forc ed to recognize tho nbsurjllty of al lowing a religious sect that has been pfwherethis government built upon a foundation of no religious discrimination and run this government on tho rellg bus principles which when In pow i er brought a thousand years of dark ness over nil of Europe Vt1