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I BLUE GRASS BLADEDDITKD Al A IIEj1i and Parker Ashland WKREST SeptOf OF GOOD MORALS POJtLlSnED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANOh yOlIUME XIII NUMBER 20 a5 Id LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY JULY 10 E M 304 100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers 50 cents each 250 for fivo Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 160 Flvo New subscribers sent one year for 125- IMalt all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the L BlueGrass Blade Lexington Ky I when you change your address ad ylBe this office giving your old as well as the new address nllyou Rend your subscription say whether you are a new or old SeTaddress slip on tkttpaperw1UI Iw eicplraUoi otsubsorIPUoa aaij qt t8 mhodale n1 rtwarlber pWPsViii tptlons to this publication are STjiBcontlnued at expiration unless- x5 Vdere1 y the subscriber TheI courts Invariably bold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the J subscription price ot all papers re celved until the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered dlscon tlnued i Office of 165 W Short St Lexington Kentucky r isfcSEntered at the post office at Loxlng ton Ky as Second Class Mall Minor Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLFO ALCOHOL JIbelieve that alcohol to l certain demoralizes those who make It those who sell it and those who drink believe from the time It Issues from the tolled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches- It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without becoming prejudice against this liquid crime you have to do Ic to think of the rdeafhsrcfthe suicides of the Insan Ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug gang at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for t bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffold upon either do not wonder that every thoughtful man r is against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL Church and State forever separateGRANTIn Is this gov ernment founded upon the Christian religion WASHINGTON The divorce between Church and State should be absoluteGarNlld- WANTEDThe name and address of every farmer In the U S that has a drilled cased well or contem plates having one put down Mills r ft Ross Co well specialists Me r W MeMlrt Mjr it 151Srf WORSHIP OF THE SUN REVIVED BY MEN AND WOMEN OF TURE IN FRANCE WHO MEET ON THE TOP OF EIFFEL TOWER UNDER THE PRESIDENCY OF SAVANT FLAMMERION Poet Rameau Recites His Own Pray er and Noted Artists Sing Hymns to the Heavenly Bodies In the Twilight Hours Wo havo gono back to sun worship and the votaries of the new cult are men and women of the elite in Paris They gathered one day this week at midnight on tho top of tho Eiffel tow er and though there was no prescrib od ritual a full religious service was held The reason for holding the sun service hftcr midnight was that at that height there would be continual twilight till sunrise Scientists artists and savants as sembled under tho presidency of Ca milla Flammarlon who delivered a lecturo on This History of Sun Worship of Ancient and Modern Times illustrated by limelight views A concert followed There were ap propriate selections Including Wag ners Mas senota TwilightIMoiinet Sully recited Hugos At the Window During the Night The poet Ham can recited his ownJ prayer to sun A banquet and firmament ibservatlons followed There was somo disappointment as there were a tow hours of darkness during tho night U is thus wo observe how tho Christian religion is dlsentegrating and how the human mind Is gradually getting hack to NaturetFrance is rapidly redeeming herself fro m the stigma of Catholicism See uitism the Inquisition and St Bar tholomew The movement Is worldwide Tho present war in which the banner of Christ has been waved aloft only to bo trampled down by so called heathen Is making Christian pretension a laughing stockalLjiver ITha Old Ship ok Zionhas sprung ji bl leakandiiaf ly the e lpit Rtpitu Iktiepi lr Tbo first greatest wonder of man the wonder first to stimulate Reason and Thought was the problem of life tho how and why Ct his exigence Ho early perceived that life was Th- eAlllife therefore became sacred He perceived that life depended upon the sex relation that without sex relation there could be no life The how and why he could not toll any more than 999 out of a 1000 today cant tell lIe perceived the essential of sex relation and that was all ho knew Just like most people of today Sex then became sacred with him for by that relation all life came Into the world The organs of sex were symbolized In everything In Nature bearing are semblance to sex unlon or to the sex partsPhallic or sexworship is the very foundation of Christianity but tho millions of poor deluded fools dont know it To those who know the so fcrets of religion it is amazing at tho gullibility of the human race Even In those days the masses are so shal low that when they perceive a great big money hag believing a thing they say to themselves It must be true although the making of money be the limit of tho mans intelligence and In formation Tbo masses follow along after party and church and plutocrat like pigs are coaxed along with a few grains of corn Sun Worship- As primitive man advanced mid his knowledge of Nature widened ho an to observe tho Influence of the elements upon life especially those of heat and light Ho discovered that without the heat and light of tho sun there could ho no life and ho said sun is the source of all and bo began tho worshipping the sun as the beneficent giver of life The sun was so bright that ho could not gave at it and so closed his eyes while turning his face upward in de notion Tho preacher continues to do the same today not knowing the rivation of the habit Since tho earths in revolution always and God is erywhere why should the parson look sun worshipper kept fire burn- Ing upon his altar at all times He burned the sacred fire upon the mountain tops Ho added many symbols of tho sun to those of sex worship which ho did not wholly give up and neither of which have over been given up for lie It understood that all new religions aro simply innovations corporated into old forms This union of sex and sun worship Is well lllus rated In the present day picture of Christ This vast subject can only be glanced at here and give it now and then that it may lead somo curious and inquiring mind into study of these subjects for therein lie the secrets and tho of Christ Is both a Phallic and Solar symbol Study it You would not call it a mans face would you Neither would you call It a womans face The Jews had no art the second commandment forbidding graven images The first picture of Christ was or dered by Popo Agathos in tho year 608 For several centuries Christian Ity hind boon at work modeling thoI now religion making Innovations heroI and thero upon the old Pagan forms but retaining all tho essential feat ures especially tho mysteries for bo It understood that mystery Is the vital essential of all religion Men will damn truth and die for mystery Theology Is n business and theolo gians do not give their business tricks away So they retained the mysteries and even set about to make tho mys tortes moro mysterious Who over saw an Asiatic Jew who resembles this picture of Christ It is not of tho Hebrew type at all To ho brief tho taco was painted by order to symbolize both tho malt and female principles in creation Hernias tho male and Aphrodite tho female tho worship of doublesexed Individuals as divinities being a pronounced phase of phallic veneration Several years ago a student in tin University of Cincinnati asked theI teacher of tho Bible class this question Of what sex is God and why should God have sex and It a male why a male It not out In the papers and thero was a big to do about ItI Tho only reply the youth got was that such a question was blasphemous According to Rev Roht Taylor tho word or name Yahveh means liter ally male anti female Yah the male and Veh tho temnleIYahvah or God being both mnleI and female made man In his own Image male and female created be then being tho son of God and tho same as God was pictured in his likeness both male and female Study the taco anti you will say looks it This ancient Interpretation of deity in my mind reflects a scientific and philosophic development far surpass In gtho God Idea of present day Chris tianity In fact It reflected the truth It recognized the female the mother principle equally as vital to existence as tho male and so they made In their imaginations God In whose person both sexes were typified But the preaent day God Is distinctly a HeGod Christianity put woman out of the trinity just as it put her out of the pulpit and out of all theological deliberation Tho old trinity was male female and spirit The new one is father son and ghost Woman Id really the mysterious cbpst which fs proven in the fact thalo ieologyL she never hind llofj1rNo a fCuoa-5t sym m the Nlmbus life gnt that llghteth every- IiLea the light that Hgtcth everyman Into tho world Jesus is now the SUN of rolghteousness The great fiery rays of tho sun are plct ured to emanate from his brain lie is not only a sex God but also a sun God and people generally as little understand the symbol as they do the hieroglyphs of Egypt They do not know that the Christ myth is purely a Pagan personality It is cer tainly a remarkable occurrence that today scientists artists poets and savants In the greatest city in the world should revive Pagan sun wor ship that is adoro the sun simply ns the highest symbol of the unknown power and force which generates life This is all the ancients did They lid not worship the sun as God butI simply as a symbol the highest manl festation of the unknown It is in fact pure Nature worship tho evidence of the present tiny struggle of mankind- to throw off Its superstitions and get back to Nature to science to beauty and to truth W DR WILSONS FRIENDS ARE REQUESTED TO RE MIT THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS AT ONCE Shall Dr J D 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 tho reader decide for himself As to the sentiments entertained by Dr Wilsons friends In Cincinnati would say that it is the consensus of opinion that the Doctor shall go to Home anti that a thousand dollars ought and can be raised Wo now have about 300 In the bunk and about 50 in tho Blade of fice We still have 300 to collect tram those who have subscribed and if they will remit tho amount of their subscription at onco there Is no ques ion but that Dr Wilson will bo able to make the trip and publish the book on his return If the three hundred subscribers will remit at once I will guarantee to raise one hundred dollars In Clncln oath In addition to former subscrlb Lions in this city This will give us 750 and I am sure that we will re receive the other 250 subscribers be Toro the Doctors return tram Rome Hence it ought to bo an established fact that the President ot tho National Liberal Party will be able both to make the Journey and publish the wo ask now Is for the subscribers who have not paid tho respective amount of their subscription to do no at once and if possible to got their rlends to subscribe and remit MORRIS SACHS Atlas Bank Bldg Cincinnati 0 HEAP Bill TALK A Remarkable Editorial Clipped From the Cincinnati Enquirer Pertain ing to the Late Republican Con vention Thero was much filling at the Chicago convention It is noted that exGovernor Black was to catch the Bob Ingersoll vote that Boverldgo was to absorb the admirers of boy or atory that a colored man from thoI District of Columbia was to transfix tho colored vote that exSenator Wol cott of Colorado was to cinch the sports that Elihu Root was to paint Administration in colors too glowing to bo resisted and that Uncle Joe Cannon Was to give the affair tho profane emphasis that would assure tho Agnostics that the convention was not to bo overwhelmed with orthodoxy But there have been too ninny speeches and the probability Is that not one of them will catch anything managers of a convention do not comprehend ally to what extent they are giving a mere show A great deal of speaking though the rhetoric may be strong under circumstances like those of the present spread out to thin that the hearers and readers discover that there has not been much to talk about that nearly the whole thing has been a pretense There was about tine real days work for the Republi ItIthat work through promptly and go homo tip people know what they are about Most of the public men who think they are fooling tho masses are merely fooling themselves CommentThe remarkable part of the above editorial is the statement referring to the speech of Uncle Joe Cannon who said damn and great God and my God a few times and otherwise appeared profane Tho ed itor after showing how each speaker had been selected to play a part andI catch tho various classes move- dtysocparttcular prejudice winds sure the Agno iliw llie conventionr was not to be overwhelmed thodoxy This editorial and statement Is of historical significance in light of the tact hat It Is the first political recog nition of the influence of the Freethinker or Agnostic in National elec Lions ever given by a great party pa per in this country Cut It out andI keep Tho editor may have said this thoughtlessly Ho may or may not be able to seo the tendency of the driftI of thought toward Agnosticism He mayor may not be enough of aI prophet to forsee that tho time will mine In this country as it has come In France Italy and Spain when the Agnostic or Freethought party will be one to be considered Any how wittingly or unwittingly ho has been first to give it recognition and from little acorns great oaks grow He has spoken wiser than he know but not withstanding Uncle Joes profanity the Agnostics will not go for Roose velt Roosevelt is a natural villifler He has vllllfled nearly every Presi dent and made himself obnoxious to Liberals by vllllfying Thomas Paine by calling him a filthy little Atheist and thus proven himself the champion liar by being able to tell three lies In three words as Paine was neither filthy nor was ho little nor was ho an Atheist Roosevelt showed that he was cap able to stooping to scurrillous lying about a patriot but for whoso ser vices to this country Roosevelt would never have been President Tom Paine and a bullet were the two greatest factors in making Roosevelt what he is today It is not Improbable that tho Ag nostics of the country will yet defeat him More surprising things have happened In several of the States thero will be an Agnostic vote of one to three thousand against him and as most Agnostics are Republicans their vote may make history in this Ing election A small majority against him In a few States may undo the Broncho Buster By the way the Cincinnati Enquirer has now the best editorial writer It has had for many a year I do not know him but he is a man after my heart Of course he Is circumscribed Saving to bo politic to trim down his honest opinions but he reveals enough of himself to show that he is a broadguaged liberal thinker and evidently an Agnostic At Christmastime when the Enquirer was chuck full of fool glorification of the Jesus and Mary myth with whole pales of llustration of church steeples and cell ringing and angels flying around and the stable and of course the star and the sheep and wise men etc ho wrote an editorial of a column and a half exposing tho whole myth the strongest statement on the subject I ever read in a newspaper It must have made tho whiteassnow fellows In broadcloth sIck His treatment of Thanksgiving and other important subjects touching upon religious con tendon have been notably strong and tJi t t doinimorethe era of tho reign of Agnostic and as to depleting Nature ho Is a master unfolding her summer robes gorIgeousyou see Aurora rlso out of the night and morningsblushclouds mass and scatter You will feel the power and mystery of deep green woods come over your soul hear tho wild feet of the Elfin wind dance and prance among the forest boughs and all tho glories of tho summer day leap into luscious life For firstclass political religious and literary edification read the quirers editori- alsGOLDEN W GROWN TO BE PLACED ON A STATUE IN A NEW YORK PARKt Now York Archbishop Farley will place a Jeweled golden crown upon the statue of Our Lady of Mt Carmel in Thomas Jefferson Park between One Hundred and Twelfth and One oSundaycoronation of tho kind In tho history of America Further significance Is attached to tho event because it is to take place In a public park No such privilege has ever before been granted it 0Inof the Virgin shall be crowned it is In abechannel through which spiritual fianors flow Evidence on these points had to be submitted to Rome before the permission for the coronation could be obtainedtlCommentThis is only an Intlma Lion of the crowning business the ItItgetting kicked out of power In the tlboundfar as putting a golden crown on autlidol standing In a park bearing name of an Infidel but that Is about lJUlngprhatw Il havo itt1 cJ mndedIwhen all these pious stupid asses 1lIollstho newspapers give the preacher the more they reveal their Inconsistencies and silly hallucinations of things looked upon as sacred and thus come object lessons of contempt to among quiet thinking people They are tearing themselves down faster than wo are doing It for them A gold crown on tho Lady of Mt Carmel in Thomas Jefferson Park If tho Catholics had had sense enough they would not have put such a statue In a park named for one who had utter contempt for nil the shadow ladies of their religion who dotes ted with all his soul the sight of a crown The contrast however will have a good effect leading those who look upon the statue of Jefferson anti then upon that of Our Golden Crowned Lady to draw a warm contrast tween Freethought and Democracy and superstition and aristocracy We can afford to laugh at this pious exhibition of monkish imbecility when the news come fresh to us every day that they are squelching nil such Idiocy In those parts of Europe which for centuries have been tho strong holds of Catholic superstition Only the other dny In France a lot of monks were ordered out of their monkey house and upon refusing go the hose was turned on them and they were thus chased from place lust imagine tho great hunks of sa cred lard getting away front that hose coming like rats out of wine cellars and confessionals and cells and their huge stuffed carcasses tumbling over each other la their scramble to get away from water They do say that those old fat monks are strangers to soap and wa ter and not ony need a hoso turned on them but a good vigorous use of sapolto followed by a powerful dead orizer and disinfectant We will take this crowning of our Lady In a city park good humored as long as tho news is coming to us that they are turning the hose on the foulsmelling pious old porkers in FranceWMARIE CORELLI SCORES CLERGY Conditions In London She Says Are Due to Countless Vicious Wordly Clerical Bon Vivants London June 26Marie Corelll plies to Archdeacon Sinclairs lament about pagan London by assorting that the conditions are duo to tho pagan energy whom she unmercifully scores She of the countless vicious wordly clerical hon vivnnts who may be met with everywhere In tho houses of the wealthy and titled persons clothed In flue linen and faring sump tuously every tiny talking unsavory scandal with as much easy glibness as any dissolute lay decadent that ever cozened another mans wife away from tho path of honor In tho tricky disguise of a soul l ABOLITION IOF THE FUNERAL ADVOCATED SERMON OPENLY toEmbarrassmentTheir Desire to Please Relatives AboutDeceased The abolition of the funeral sermon was seriously discussed at the meet ministersMondaystatements made by several ministersthe wearers of the cloth find them predicamentupon to bear witness to tho numer ous virtues possessed by some man who In his lifetime had not worn minIstersermon does not canonize the do ceased ho Is promptly disliked by the mourning friends and relatives If ho yields to the desires of the friends and tells only good of the dead man he has a score to settle with his own conscience Rev A P Higley of the Knox church advocated tho abolition funeral sermons and substitu therefor of a simple ritualistic service Rev George G Browno thought the minister ought not to tempt to preach comforting sermons Out ought to tell the truth as he know of the deceased Rev Jacob Conzett the Falrmount Presbyterian church It Is hard to be honest preaching funeral sermons He John Calvins method of a pslam and singing a hymn letting it go at that Rev Charles HigleysrlewIn twentyfive times to tell tho about the deceased and avoid offending the relatives Rev J S Ax toll of Wooster Ohio believed in tell- Ing the truth and related an instance which ho once preached a sermon the deceased who came to his gentlemanintention of taking his scalp home nail on the henhouse The other gentleman shot first and the future programme was somewhat upset In embarrassing predicament Mr Itev4R1DtVheatlo iisn l eLac n ii a t tcy avoidance of shoal water at other times Rev William McCauley of tho church also believed in telling truth and shaming his Satanic Majesty No decision was reached Comment The above in toto is an open confession that the clergy have their own knowledge been systema tic liars for lo these many centuries Yet they mako a living preaching to others that hell is the portion for him who lies This is open confession that preachers are not strong brave and honest enough under tho circumstances to tell tho truth If going to hell for ing applies to the clergy as to other folks then from their own confession hell is black with longhaired devils in irince Alberts Rev Chas Frederick Goss does not think it possible Duce in 25 times to tell the truth shout the deceased This is a serious reflection upon Christianity It only ono In twentyfive are saved that come into tho church whats the use for any ono to join What must be Goss thoughts sometimes when ho ooks down upon his audience and is compelled to say to himself Twen tyfour out of twentyfive of you aro so corrupt generally that I dare not tell tho truth about you when you the for fear of giving offense Ill havo to send you off to heaven when know youve gone to hell and tljen ask God to forgive me for lying in order to keep out of hell myself Just glanco at tho statements ot these preachers again Some of them advocate telling the truth come what may but none assert that they do tell truth or that they intend to in the future Others want the funeral sermon abolished in order to keep from lying an open confession that they are addicted to lying Others want to read a psalm and sing a hymn and let It go at that in order to shirk telling the truth Others vocate a mild and pleasing eulogy when deserved and a modest avoid ance when not sure But not ono ot them swear ort from the prevarica Lion to which they have been addict ed They closed the subject with out coming to any decision Wonder It ever these preachers stop to think what the masses think of them when they thus appear be fore the pUblicwhen they thus sit in convention and discuss how to avoid lying and then couldnt come to any decision about it W 870 St Louis and Return Via Queen and Crescent Route COACH EXCURSION Tickets on sale July 6712141921 26 and 28th Tickets good returning days Including date ot sale For Information apply at Ticket Office or to E N Alken T P A 89 E Main street Lexington Ky From present Indications the Na tlonal Liberal Party will meet In St Louis on October 15 16 and 17th 1 ff loV ffJ rHOW WOMEN ARE PROTECTED AND ELEVATE UNDER THE TEACHINGS OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION Dy Josephine Henry No voice however feeble lifted up for truth over dlos amidst tho cot fusort noiBos of Tlmo The most valimhlo stock In trade or tho Christian clergy Is tho assort loi that woman owes her present exall pOSItIOn to tho teachings of thoI Christian religion Tho Holy Ghost who Is the author of tho Christian re t r llglon the elevated Christian womai t mid tho Prodigal Son theso three Rob the sermonizers of this Trinity and they would be at sea without chart rudder or compass yet tin only ono of this trinity that has ovei materialised Is the Prodigal SonI whose progeny In hymn parlance nro as numerous as tho sands on tho soa shore The prodigal son has a trust on all tho forgiveness wcl fatted calves rings and robes 1come the prodigal daughter has hoenI eat out by church State and society Into tho sower of condemnation and doapalr This Is ono method tho church has of exalting woman And titers are others Tho church clnlmi that marriage and child hearing arc womans highest and holiest dutiesI yot this socalled holy sacrament lit orally destroys his Identity The preacher ties the knot and Miss Mary Smith Is over after known as Mrs Torn Jones Her body and the Issui of her body aro exclusively tho prop arty of Tom Jones Tho church requires woman to pay pray bog and sacrifice to maintain i the Lords house whllo mon mnnu nature creeds and canons manipulate tics cash the women obtain by hook and by crook and lay down tho heat only and earthly laws for women to obey and tho dear devout submissive oroaturoa obey and tho told that nll tide oxalts and elevates them Untie tlioeo nrtual conditions holy matiJ mony Is today about tho most holy ming under tho sun moon nnl1 stars In proof of this assertion look In tho columns of the press and seo what Is going on In the domestic sys turn established maintained and lauded by Christianity An exalted elf vatod woman is as hard to find as a 4i Holy Ghost or an angel have known many women In my a day and havo observed the condition of thousands that I did not know and I have never known ono that the church did not stamp with tho seal x of Inferiority and burden with Indic nltlos and injustice I call it mult 7 Indignity to deny a woman a name of her own to ho classed with tho ox and tho ass in tho tenth command moot to bo required to obey her husband who often Is not worthy tho KcantoBl respect to ho told to keep silent before men who are her moral inferiors to bo told If sho would J know nnythfr fjlo learn of her haft hnniiffbrvvarrr whet oflon Vowo moral pervert Tho women of Christendom aro In ecclesiastical legal political financial and physical bondage and yet the clergy proclaim that nothing but the Christian religion elevates woman The following gleanings from tho press are a fow of tho types of clc vated Christian country and they can f bo multiplied by tho thousandI t Rallpfli N CJohn Denton bca his wife to death with a club and severed her head from her body with a razor Contorvlllo TexasL T Exiim wife objected to his shooting Into the floor about her feet when he seized i hor by tho hair and blow out lie brainsr Calif John Ishan klcket lie wife to death and when captures his boots worn dripping with her f Tonn Coleman Mltchcl shot his wife sot fire to tho house and burned her dead body Wavorly N YFred Krust a mar rlod man shot and instantly kllleel Katie Tobin for refusing his attcn lions Birmingham Ala James Collins cut tho throat of Nona Merrill and loft her a corpse on her parlor loot a for rejecting his proposal of marriage Parkersburg W VaIn tho home of Lottie Byrd site was found too weak to call for aid while her twin babies had been load two days Lotchor County In Christian Ken tucky Mrs Lizzie Mulllns was taken from her homo and whipped with horse whips by a kuklux gang Vm Branch of Mason county Ky wont homo drunk shot his wifes head off and set fire to their home Hamilton 0Sawn Keolor crushed his wifes skull with a hammer and cut hor throat with a butcher knlfo as oho lay asleep Louisville Ky Georgo Greenleo drove Mm Snub Griffin and two chil drop from homo with an ax and they spent tho night In the doorway of the Wlllard Hotol- Wnllhlnston Ind Charles Howard stabbed his wlfo through tho heart and Havered tho right arm of his t CanadaA widow of had hor oldest son aged tho first of her children arrested for whip ping her- Forth Worth ToxJoo Gibson on rauod because his wlfo did not obey him bent liar brains out with an ax Grand Uaplds Michigan Minnie Schwiichow in her suit for divorce proved In court that her husband who had sworn to lovo honor cherish her performed tho cherishing act by ejompolllng her to cut trout 300 to cords of wood In tho winter and dur fog tho sunnier required her to plow dig and do other work all of which was added to her household duties and tho small matter of having borno nine children Choluills WashJ B Conklln Is now serving out a 28 day jail sentence for chaining his gray haired wire with hobbles fastened with heavy brass padlocks Springfield Masa August Stolnert poured kerosene on his wlfo set her on flro and whipped her with thorns whllo tho fire consumed her Sault Sic Marie Mlellganbri Schultz In fit of jealousy shot his wlfo anti 12 year old daughter to death and stamped on their dead bod los Flndlay Ohio Chas Mulsky killed Emma Muhlhclm with a plcco of gns pipe because alto rejected his suit Freellng VttJim Elklns quarrel cd with his wife who lied an unborn child In her body kicked her in tho abdomen until sire fell dead Dayton Ohio Fred Cotterman Is being sued by his wlfo for divorce on tho ground of cruelty Cottermnn says tho only time ho treated her cruelly was when ho stood her on her bca1 and lashed her with a rope Norfolk VaPeter Cross becaus his dinner was not ready chastise his wife with a rod and then went to tho woods to cut a hickory with wblch to finish tho job Mrs Crow secured a revolver anti on his return fired five shots into her lelgo lord Mrs Cross has proven herself a real live shcr and Cross says he Is dono whipping his wife New York N YThreo masks men chloroformed bound and robbe Ella Robinson aged 74 Buttc Mont Georgo Brown a miner whllo slelgh riding with his wife beat her brains out with an Iron mallet anti threw her body In snow drIft San Francisco CntClara Dugs asks for a divorce from Ed Dugs because her lelgo lord has a playfti way of threatening to cut her heart outHeadquarters Ky Whllo Evange list W1 Harnoy was preaching at Needmore this county Sam Small entered tho church armed with stone and knocked his wife down The con grcgatlon broke up amid great ex citcmcnt Augusta OaTho body of a beau tlful young girl 17 years old who was about to becomo a mother was take from n pond a bullet was In her breast nUll her skull crushed Owensboro KyRobert Marthlej n widower with a family of children shot anti instantly killed Emma Wat bins and wounded James Gregsor who was with her Tho girl was 17 years old and had refused Mathley IndJennie Moody sixteen years old was sold by her father for the sum of 20 to a man four times her age who wanted her for a wife The above aro but a few of thou ands that can be gleamed from the dally press These horrors are being committed every day and every hour anti not n tenth of them are records In tho press- Comhlno these murderous brutal ties with the more refined crucltlc tint aro visited on women and we have n picture of our Christian civil zatlon whose greatest boast Is that It has rescued woman from Pagan bar barltlcs and elevated her Millions of women are required to bear millions of children that they both unwilling and unable to bear and by brutal men wholly unfit to be tho fathers of children Yet in tin face of tllfisuappalling conditions P1UIIMm bls ova jroodToTflMHHprl by the lil i of this United es and with the stern necessity of building more poo houses lunatic asylums and jails his double accldency Is crying out against race suicide and giving premium for largo families Let it be remen tiered too the congratulation and premium always goes to the FATHER tho mother of tho family is a mer machine and of no Import Tho clergy endorse the Rooseve tlan idea and their Bible teaches from lid to lid the subordination of women and tho multiply and replen Ish theory- The Rev Cyrus Stinson of Kansas City in a sermon voices the clerics attitude on this question Ho says It Is the duty of ministers of the gospel to preach to the members of their flocks urging early marriages and large families To this the clergy respond with an AMEN loud enough to rend the val if tho temple whatever that Is for I confess I do not know Millions of women beside bearing children are machine drudges with no pay for their labor The work ot women in tho household has nc money value The truth is the Chris tlan system has required of womer the hardest and most menial wort and paid them not a penny I cal this a greater crlmo than highway robbery but there is Bible warrant for all these diabolisms Women have not only been robbed af pay for their labor but If they sarn or Inherit a patrimony they arc more often than otherwise robbed of It by the men Into whose hands they fall and the church Is the giant rob her of tho sex The clergy never let a penny possessed by women escape them if they can capture it Cases are numerous whero tho clergy use their influence with sick and lying woolen to will their estates to ho Lord and tho beneficiary mater allzcs in a cleric who represents the the Lord hall received all the coney that women have been bed of In His name and should de rte It to charity He could eliminate from His hook The poor ye have ways with yo I hope when they get out the next new version of the Bible they will translate that In their way the clerical pirate that prey on men yo have always with ye and ways will have until women throwaway their credulity for common cruelty and Injustice dealt out to women In the Christian system ghes evidence that masculinity has eer begrudged the rib which the Lord used when ho made Eve A religion that has for its models Allnm Abraham Jacob Noah Lot DI1ld Solomon Rchoboam Abljah Imsucrus and numbers of other blo characters who In morals were de tided below the swine Is held up to women as tho only one that has enu elevate tho sox Is It any wonder that Christendom swarms with tyr ants debauchees and human butchers while the blood of murdered women cries out for mercy for their sex Dut there Is no eye to pity and arm to save Tho preachers and our President continuo to define tho duties of wives anti tho press parade their faults and follies and lays tho wrongs of tho world upon tho motherhood of the world Will tho abuse and butchery of men never cease Will any pOlle priest or preacher dare to traco this darkest of all crimes to Its aourc01 NO they never havo and they noor will for they know that tho life of their religion rests on titans domlni tlon and mastery of woman and wo man herself Is yet too credulous de pendent anti cowardly to strike tho system Its death blow But thoro Is a tlmo to get ready and a tlmo to strike Tho future holds tlmo when mum will not dare to aslt woman to face death that ho mny perpetuate HIS namo The banner of tho cross nboo tho marriage altar has proven to bo tho winding sheet of millions of trust Ing women It would take a three quarter sccI lion of eternity to hold the wrongs of women perpetrated on them through Bible teaching and tho wholo of Dantes genii could not avenge then According to Bible teaching the gar Bllhahs and Zilpahs are tho fountains of all Immorality while tho Abrahams Davits anti Solomons nro models unto this day yet faith laden women see no Inconsistency and justice In all this anti tho clergy aro determined that they shall not If they can prevent It Tho clergy do not fear rctnllatloi from woman ns long as she Is untie tho ban of tho Christian tenet of Fo male Humility Today we aro facing a crisis In the Christian system and the tide of rogression In the moral world may awako women from their delusion Surely the fact that women aro Ing dally and hourly murdered or doomed to lives of torture because of tho practical of the Blbli doctrine of womans subordination to man which begins with Eve and end with Tho Mother of Harlots and the abominations of the earth In Roveln tlons will bring the light of truth to the victimized sex Tho pulpit and the press daronot proclaim tho truth and In my feebli way I have spoken It and laid man gruesome facts bare and If theso wIll start but some rills of thought In tho minds of women my reward will bo great Indeed Versailles Kentucky DIED AS HE LIVED Los Angeles Cal June 19 1904 Death of Dr B A Wright one of the founders of the Los Angeles Lit oral Club whose pride and boast wat that ho had been seventyfive year an Infidel In the Los Angeles dally papers of May 18th tho announcement of the sudden death of Dr Wright tho night before carried consternation to his hosts of friends and particularly to the members of the Liberal Club of which ho was an honored andre spected member Whllo nearly 82 years of age ho was as active as man of 60 but ho succumbed to an tack of cardiac neuralgia af ter an Ill few hours1 tit 1eest te oved to Oberlin Ohio In 1834 was ed catedln Oberlin College and was onb of tho few Freethinkers graduating trot that hidebound nest of He adopted medicine as his profc slon graduating at Cincinnati In 18C Twenty years later he was appolnte superintendent of the Northwester Insane Asylum of Ohio which pas lion he filled with remarkable success adopting original methods for the treatment of the Insane which result ed In curing sixty per cent of his pa years after ho resigned tt como to Southern California where he practiced his profession to tho day fore his death Dr Wrights parents were tho strictest of Presbyterians and belies cd in making little children suffer From tho doctors own excellent scriptIon of his early life publishes in the untie about a year ago I take the following My parents were both Presbyter lans and very devoted church people of that faith When I was old enough to understand a moderate amount no English language my mother gave mo a history of my very early youth She informed mo that when a fen weeks old I was baptized by their pas tor at the Presbyterian church and dedicated to God and his service Later on when several months old they broke my will after the ritual ol the Scotch Covenanters to prepare me for service In accordance with tho dl vino will of God This was dono by whipping me with switches until even under the application of the whips stopped crying and moanod in sub mission or that had not vocal power lo cry That was called breaking my will which paid the interest or part of tho original sin When a little olderI was instructed how to say my prayers anti taught a few Now Testament verses which was obliged to repeat Sunday morn ng and say the prayer soon after retiring for tho night At tho ago of between four and five was taken to Sunday school and was taught oral lessons from the Testament as could not read yet- I was also taught that God was angry with the wicked every day Phe torments of hell were set forth intll Imagined I could see tho blue blazes of the bottomless pit rising up icforo me and hear tho groans of wicked children stirring In the brim one furnace and their mothers look- Ing down from heaven satisfied sing- Ing Glory to God let thy will bo done About this age my father would whip mo for the least departure from what ho called tho right way of do Ins to satisfy Gods demands upon parents for the right way of bringing up children To show me that ho had high authority for tho punish smuts he would read occasionally ftom the Bible that Solomon said Spare tho rod spoil the child Then bo would comment upon the passage saying that ho did not desire to whip me but It was his solemn duty as Solomon was inspired to write tho sago and if bo did not comply God Jarr would bring him to an account for not doing his duly which was to savo me front nn awful hereafter At ono tlmo father whipped mo every Mon day morning after Solomons and Gods plan to peep mo good luring the week In my heart I cursed Ood and Solomon At about five I conten plated burning tho Bible It was kellt on tho shelf over the fireplace nenrly every into I passed It I made races at It tried to think of some way by which could destroy the awful book that was tho means of kcopln my back scarred and sore But my resolution was not put In practice because Imagined that father would nearly kill me so I rcnouni cd my good resolution Tho next step In my religious training was to learn tho catechism which was nearly as follows Who was tho wisest man Solomon Who was tho meekcs man Moses Who was the strong est man Samson Who was the oldest man Methuselah Who was cast into the lions den for praying three times a day Daniel Why dill not the lions devour him Be cause God shut their mouths and pro tected him These and many more like them I was obliged to learn hated Solomon so intensely for causing me bo whipped that I believed tho who catechism a false and wretched mess of stuff I think so yet Tho noxt step to fit me for eternal bliss anti a seat at the right hand of God was de vised by my mother when I was about ten years old Site hired mo to read the Bible through I began at Genesis luau not read far before I had dally arguments with my moths about what I thought Inconsistencies and at the same time I dilated upon the moan things perpetrated by Christians or church people thosi that she had herself denounced Onetime sho answered mo by saying Yon trust not live on the Imperfec tlons of Christians My answer was If I should would get too fat Suf lice it to say by tho tlmo I flnlfchc tho book I was an confirmed an del as C C Moore Is today can date my Infidelity back read seventyfive years For slxtyelgh years I have been an openmouthed Atheist believe and nearly always havo that tho Bible was and Is tho cause of nearly all our wickedness Including wars Tho doctrine of vita lous atonement excuses any crime that one can imagine providing they repent before death To bo sorry and believe in tho Lord Jesus Christ is all u ai Is required Indeed that doctrln licenses crime and tho majority tf church people take advantage of that most criminal dogma Tho last reason why am fully sub stantiated In the atheistic belief Is be cause that which is exhibited throng man and called soul spirit mind an only manifestations of intellectua force and Is the result of organize matter and Is as much a constltuen of the individual as any other part of his organization There Is no foreign eloment outsldo of his organic make up that plays any part In his Intelll gent manifestations Every living fclng is governed by Its pecuUnCoi nlzation and wlll tell ggnc Cmlfinety o Mood Buppm Hjfif g with food that produces fore through the medium of the gra wat ter of the brain Man stands at the head of tho animal creation and exhibits his superior Intelligence through articulate sound called language Through a median cal arrangement corresponding In power to tho brain surface that pro duces mental force I think it Is self evident that man is governed entirely by his organization education env ronment and circumstances that no supernatural power or spirit over Isted and Is entirely mythical Dr Wrights whole life was spent In doing good Ho was a credit to our noble cause Tho Liberal Club is many friends sincerely mourn his loss His funeral took place on May 19th Addresses were made by Judg Ezra Crossman president of tho Lit oral Club and Prof Carl Von Falls a warm personal friend and fcllo Freethinker Tho following resolution were pass cd by the club Resolved That in the demise of Dr B A Wright the Los Angeles eral Club realizes that It loses ono of Its most useful members and mankind magnanimous and magnificent bcne Factor in that in his lifework and ir ills voice ho gave to tho club and tc fho world proof positive that mint Is a product of matter that a correc Jon of the physical corrects the mental that by close application of the philosophy of science manias 01 mind nberatlons aro always caused by and traceable to physical derange tents or deformities that a successful effort to correct physical is al was rewarded by a correction of the rental And at death when those conditions vhlch make mind cease to exist mind teases to exist and that death Is ap llcahlo to the mind which actually leases to be and thus by removing that great block superstition which stands as an effective blockade to progress and correct conceptions and relief from the curses anti vexations which its long stay has imposed upon tho world in all ages That his life was rich In benefits to the world In that it dispelled an old and dangerous superstition that a mysterious superhuman destiny or designer shapes our ends dictates manages and controls us That mind Is superhuman that mind is a divine gift to men that wo are governed by tho whim of an nbrokcn and unknowable mind god That the scientific tho reasonable are not applicable to the intellectual lhat reason Is useless and obsolete That his loving Madness prompted him to found In his early professional Uto an Institution for tho relief of lose afflicted with nberatlons of mind and he exercised his great mental powers with marked success In restoring sixty per cent of unfortunates who were his patients to normal mental conditions That his lovo of justice and boun mul kindness to the unfortunates who came to share in tho benefits of u a L VJNCMJPSTJRFACTORY Its not sentiment that makes the most successful shots shoot Winchester Factory Loaded Shells Its the re suits they give Its their entire reliability even ness of pattern and unifoim 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 ai reloading qualties Try either of these brands and youll be well pleased They are THE SHELLS THE CHAMPIONS SHOOT his skill was ono of his marked chai acterlstics Tho Doctor was In his 82nd year when ho died and ho Is Immortal In tho everlasting benefits ho gave to mankind Ant we are glad that ho has lived thus long That these resolutions be engraftci in tho records of the club and n copy given to the bereaved wlfo and tam ly with tho condolence and flympathyI of the club WALTER THE PINK IS TOO HARD ON GOD The following Is from Pink leant dispatch from Shreveport Jast night stated that Renfro is now In Now Orleans being treated by a spe lets go Into tho subject To begin with have repeatedly said a thousand times worse things about tho god as preached by the orthodo religionists and for fear that somo may think different I hereby declar that any god that would treat Renfr In such a manner Is a dn I1lrty skunk I daro him to treat mo so If ho would treat Rcnfro in that manner and allow mo to escapo for tho sam thing ho Is either a dirty coward or a poor administrator of justice In my opinion tho Renfro case Is one of vivi Imagination on the part of some pen nyaJlno reporter that was out of set satlonal matter to write about I hopo some of the many readers of the Pink in Chicago will investigate It and write the truth about it At anyrato I dare the god of the religionist to do mo likewise God means good and the word god was manufactured by a gang of crafty priests by stealing an o out of the word good Now look at the tgcnnyrot If god dono him the trick of what use could a specialist be Is the specialist more poworfu than god Ten to one It Isa lIe J YoirWlItriotllto tlfiTt rtonfts clalia ed to have been stuylng hypnotists Well it ho had advanced any in that sludjv tho wholo thing is easily ei plained for his sentences if reported correctly show he still believed there was a big he god some place for he says Let him prove it by taking my hearing and speech from me The sentence proves ho thought there was one Ho simply hypnotized hlnisel by the suggestion and with the subconscious mind fulfilled the sugges tlon IMPROVED TRAIN SERVICE Commencing Sunday June 2Ctli Kentuckys popular line the Hendei son Route will Inaugurate a safe and Fast Day service between Loulsvllli and ot Louis in each direction anrl will improve tho time and equipment generally of all trains between thesi points Three dally trains will bo operates in each direction on the following tale schedules between Louisville and St Louis Leave Louisville 830 a m 900 p m and 700 a m Arrive St Lot bIGpen720amanti 616pm Tho equipment Is brand new just from the shops of the most moderr vestibule pattern and Is as fine as or any train operating In or out of Ken 830 a m train through without change of cars will be composed- of Pullman Observation Parlor Cars Free Reclining Chair Cars Dining Cars and high back seat passenger loaches Tho 900 p m train through with Ollt change of cars will consist of Pullman Sleeping Cars Free Reclln ng Chair Cars and high back seat passenger coaches The 700 a m train will have parlor cars dining cars and high back oat passenger coaches Tho Dining Cars on day trains will serve meals a la carteyou pay only for what you get All trains will leave from and ar Ive in the Seventh Street Union Do pot Louisville arriving at and depart- Ing from the magnificent now Union Station St Louis In purchasing your tickets to St Louis or to points west ask the apcnt for tickets via Louisville and Render son Route Ho will have them in tock and will be glad to ticket you that way You will be satisfied in every respect with the accommodation and safe train service that is offered by this line which has been termed the fflcial Route for Kentuckians 125 ICincmnatiJ and ReturnVIA QUEEN CRESOENTI SUNDAYJULY 17 Special Trains Leave Lexington 730 A Ask Ticket Agents for Partic ulars Good RouteIA Try It traverses a territory rich in I JllfI undeveloped resources jn containing unlimited possibilities fo agriculture horticulture stock raising mlnfng and manulaclUrlng And J last but not least It Is The Scenic R 1iWT ii 818 The Frisco System now offersfe traveling public excellent service and fast time Between St Louis and Kansas City and points In Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and the Southwest Between Kansas City and points in Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and Memr phis and points In Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the West and Southwest Full information as to route rates cheerfully furnished upon ndIcation to any representative of Company or Passenger toItrSatnt TIS THE COMFORT LINE tt Knee Reclining CbaittCattsfON THE POP- ULARHenderson RouteBETWEEN 1i LOUISVILLEEVANSVILLE ST LOUIS WEST AND SOUTHWEST t As we arc 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 Rou- teHbitit will us ASK ABOUT IT 4L J IRWIN GEO L GARRETT QenJ Pass AgL Trav Pau Agt r LC WILL icy fF w Tffiilh Ti MY OLD PROHIBITION bat than PARD or aid than on Hat Got An Aggravated Case of Con fluent Socialism and Gives Mo the Devil Because Dont Want Any of It In Mine tion Grand Junction Col Juno 14 1904 Charles C Moore My Dear Old Heathen Friend of Yore You gavo It to comrade O Stone of Baring Wash blood raw not and to all other Socialists IncludingI yours truly I belong to that class for ual I am class conscious and wish you to beI mow you consider me far below like you Intellectually You liavo said so the In the Blado But the question of Socialism Is not between you and mo that Is between a D D and a d f Economic determinism Is far more Important than to know how to spell eggs with three letters or bull with seven or oven nitro letters A parot can repeat many things but It Is not credited with thinking or reasoning by Many poisons aro full of book Inrn In but ignorant 444al I Bent yputho Pink Iconoclast a Socialist paper that you received for you printed something about Sawyer being heard from I am sending you the International Socialist Review of Chicago contain Ing an article by tho editor A M Simons prepared for tho American Encyclopedia at tho request of tho American Company On page 780 you will see tho ndvor tisement of God and my neighbor by Robert Blatchford who says in a paragraph what tho purpose of the book is I oppose Christianity bo cause it Is not true Charles II Kerr the publisher of this book and also publisher of tho International Social 1st Review indorses Blatchfords together with The Pink In proves what you said to O H Stone about Socialist editors to be untrue not that I think you willfully and ma llclously and with malice aforethought lied but that because of your ignorance mado the wild statement probably to pleaso Kidder tho Call fornla kid that thinks ho thinks about Socialism I know this seems ugly In me to prove you a Doctor of Divinity to bo mistaken but we poor ignorant So STallsta are not prone to dodging you had all of that old preacher spirit out of you I think you would bo more tolerant but it takes a d long while to get theology out of a man I know how It Is myself but only of kc in a very mild degree for my case was as you have said only varlolold but you had it bad very bad for you took all the degrees up to D D Thero are several worthy men who- agotrying totea Socialism from the them do solt they can- 1sgaboutthe only way to get some Hud It adv1 nought can reach that class that be lieve In tho mythical all right let i method them teach their own way using that t It Is about as hard to get tho ordl nary Christian to read Socialism as It is to get you to do so but I want to say to you right hero and now that when they learn what the church has been doing for ages to keep them in bondage mentally and physically they soon give up tho Joss house and D Ds send you an article that I was ready to mall when the Blade reach ed me containing your comments on what comrade Stone had written you I send you It herewith to read togeth er with this I hope you will read them dont expect you to print the and dont care a little mill by damslt- I vrtip h von n sent you an article once after you called me a fool and you said you would print It with comments but you skipped over to the Orient and got giddy about other matters and left the impression on the minds of your readers that you had knocked me out and squelched me Then I sent you tho Pink Iconoclast with my stamp on It not deem- Ing it worth while to write You can call the Socialists all kinds of fools but if you ouly knew how Ignorant you are on tho subject of Socialism you would take a few days off and lay in tho shade and read up I send you a list of good hooks read o and If you will write mo that you will read them I will send them to you freo of cost Thats how much I think of you even if you are a preacher and a grandson of Barton W Stone arid descendant of a duke an English grafter Yoprs for truth J W SAWYER r The following JaJlio articles Editor Blue Grass Blade I enclose you 2 that I earned by i honest toll I dont want you to dl vide your wealth with me nor do I want any of your land If I buy land I want a clear tltlo to It and you cant give It to me Her bert Spencer is my authority The dollars I bought the post office money order with had on them In God we trust That Is Just as big a lie as the land owners 7 assertion that the land is his All Socialists are thinkers and most all are liberals but all aro not Infidels or Atheists All Freethinkers are not Liberals or liberal C Moore and Kidder of Frisco for instance They are progressing though The troublo the Blue Grass Blado has had and Is still having is traceable directly to capitalism Yet Bro 0 C Moore has been so prejudiced and so blind that be could not or would not recognize the fact and Socialism goT p Liberalism hand In hand but to others it Is dif ferent Shall Socialists insult thos who are partially enlightened and drive h from study of tho sub jectI say No and many of tho Social ists who are liberals aro of tho same opinion Wo are compelled to com tho woeful Ignorance of thoImasses and they will follow better they will bo driven and If Bro and Mooro would treat his readers wheth liberals or not moro considerately ho line been doing they would and assist In placing tho Blado men a moro solid foundation Its nil right to speak plain but s nil wrong to Insult a render of tho Blade It arouses his prejudices prevents him from conjicrntliiK and pro duces results Just opposlto to what Is 1st most desired namely a largo circula which when an effort is mado learn brings In advertising patronago tho the living of a newspaper Tho Socialists aro fighting capital- Ism not individuals and liberals aro tho fighting ignorance and superstition from individuals are Thero aro many men not intellect ten giants either who understand Socialism and Liberalism but they die to bo called fools because they have not had opportunity to learn all ruins of grammar or tho various languages of tho world Socialists Mint labor has pro need everything that has been produced from the natural elements of know that capital Is tho sur plus product of labor that has been said taken from tho laborers of tho world exploitation or In other words me stolen from them while they slept as Sholly says They know that tho worker produces but that tho greed mongers aided by tho preacher class a set of and grafters not equaled by any other class take their tho workers toll power product unto themselves by process of law and leave them only enough to live on so that they may work more and ho able to make more profits for the Idlers and parasites and that call themselves it Tho money mongers care no more for Iho labor class than they may proIduco wealth for them to enjoy key parties and their dogs In thousand dollar comnsCILiberals know that tho superstlfe Ions and myths taught by Is load are false doctrines but they do not all know that tho priesthood Issltho business for tho soft Jobs his have and tho big pay they get for de ceiving the musses in support of tho capitalist class There nro of course some men in the ministry who aro honest In their Is belle In what they suppose tho Blblo teaches Wo should not abuso them to but tho older members of all tho ligious setcs In my opinion know and believe that what they teach is false and do It for tho money they get and tho position It gives them In the so to called society Economic determinism tells us who are good people and there is no other way to determine this matter Tho law as now Interpreted by tIle ruling class gives the worker about out a product of and if he asks for more they Injunction him shoot him or deport him and fill his place with another wage slave The consumer class aro the labor class and when they cant buy back but two dollars worth of what they have d the capltalistclass the rHlljij lrikflecl l8 apanit p Si up li im markets for tho surplus productsof labor Commercialism controls today Capitalism produced the conditions Socialists know economic conditions control everything and that all other ly main Issues aro but sidelights and when the Liberals learn what So cialists know and labor to put the producing class Into political control of govornment all States and na tions then will wo make progress Herbert Spencer taught that you md as much right to all tho earth as to a foot of It and If you fence up any part of it you have robbed some one of that much of his natural rights Tho Blue Grass Blade Is printed with trust type set by a trust mac- lie on trust paper pays tribute o capitalism In rent and Interest is mailed to its subscribers to bo trans a ported In cars hired from corpora lions at three or four times their value Tho trusts are good things for the owners They are cooperating Insti tutions That Is why tho people should own them and that Is why Socialists prefer to own them in tho interest of all thin people A writer in ono of the great maga zines says Thero are Just three ways to get wealth one Is to heir It another to earn it and the other way Is to steal it United States statistics tell us that the average earning of eighteen milI lion workers In 1900 was about ton dollars per day they woro paid 400 per day or about per year Tho plutes have allowed him a llv lag and appropriated 2000 of his la bar product to themselves cL8uPIioso though that tho worker got tho 2000 surplus over tho cost of Ing and saved it all it would take him 500 years to save a million lars and as ninny of otu best lL ct faces have rany Miiflioiis and none bf them have lived years how did they got It You can draw your own conclusions whether McCIuros Maga zinc Is right or wrong In conclusion I urge Liberals to be liberal and Socialists to bo tolerant with the Ignorant masses and educate them to the truths necessary to free themselves from superstitions that enslave anti becloud tholP minds and the economic conditions that oppress tho workers causing thousands to su cldo others to resort to strong drink as n respite from their agony If all tho idle men wore to take the place of thoso nonemployed they would but change individual conditions but if each class would work but half time all would have work If the workers received the full pro duct of their labor each would have enough according to lIon Carrol D Wright The wealth producer tho laborer gets 400 per year Tho nonprodu or tho capitalist class gets 2100 by tho workman Tho para witon luxury in all Its forms while tho workers see but little of tho pleasures of life The preachers tho greatest crimi nal class urge obedience to law made for tho wealthy Tho Socialists end Liberals should for stand together for freedom of mind the right to earn a living and tyInborMost men with much money are er of greed Wore It not so someone who claims to ho a freethinker is Liberal or Atheist would put up tho paltry 2000 to free tho Blade from embarrassmentTho press as Is tho Social press must bo supported by the these wago earners and tho sooner you their tho fact and stand by that class then working class tho sooner you will so I Markhams Tho man with gest hoe is good rending Selections than Robert Burns and Percy Shelly as good today as when first writ that Fraternally J W SAWYER edit P SI affirm that tho Socialist and press is doing more to advance Lib ton erallsm than all the Freethought or am ontortslacAnswerIconscious means I hope it Is not anything bndWDI do not remember ever to havo that you wero far beneath me tellectually It does not sound like not I do not know what economic de tho COItbntYou may know how to spell eggs bull but there are a great many Itknowgot the Pink Iconoclast for man mlhavosuppose the Blade Is going to it It the Blade have swapped compll mentspretty good little paper sometimes a little too rough- I received tho International So Review I spent about three they minutes In glancing at It That was that Tho sentence you select from Blacks as a sample of Socialist Infidelity quite a mild form of It I like Kid tho hilt I dont think I am so dead buson him as to edit this paper for and special delectation to Yes I had abad case of religion but I recovered You had a milder paid case but you are not well yet A man who cusses to show that ho an Infidel reminds mo of the boy who whistles In the darkjust wants make himself believe that ho is not afraidI ignorant of Socialism I suppose as compared with you but list know now more about it than I want know You Socialists are great cer people to send your books I sampled some of them along about tho time that the Socialistic fad started I found out that tho only purpose In noteach Socialistic book was to get erybody to buy all the other books that tho author had written No thank you I will not take any more Socialistic books or There is one striking fact that so shows me that Socialists are not any kin to Infidels Every Infidel In the world thinks ho knows moro aboyt In 1rf vrltf ri to iiomo writer to telbwhat Socialism Is In all the many letters that t hav- gotten about Socialism I have never yet had any Socialist to tell me plain what Socialism Is and what they expect to do with it except that gtltotho balance of them assure me that no Socialist over thought of taking anybodys farm from him cooI hope If any Socialists ever here to get my farm they will let me J know what day they aro coming T want to bo at home that day You say all Socialists are Liberals but not all Infidels or Atheists Thats the a reason I like to have all Infidels to call themselves Infidels Everybody knows what Infidel means but when1 man calls himself a liberal freethinker or rationalist you cannot toll from that whether ho is a Christian or an Infidel lv The great purpose of my life foe the nearly 40 years that I have been a married man has been to provide for my wife and children and now our homo Is prettier and In ter producing condition than I have over known It and we all belong to tho laboring class or mass as you prefer I am writing this at 4 oclock tho morning June 24th E M 304 so as to bo ready to go to work In the harvest field am nearly 70 uso tobacco or liquor never have an ache or a pain of body or mind and- a can do a mans work and do it If you or any of your Socialist friends will como to visit me recog nlzing that wo own this farm and home Just as truly as any of you own tho shirts on your backs supposing you to havo and to have paid for said shlrtsI will take great pleasure In showing you how honest and Intelll gentjjeonlo qughjt to live Qrlf unj pressure you arid yourwlves and children though you personally have never had a wife and no children aro suffering for tho necessities of life and you steal some chickens turkeys hogs or oven a horso or a mule and do it as thieves ordinarily do admitting that it is wrong I will be as patient and forbearing with you as anybody But if posing as high rorallsts and claiming that you have as much right to my homo as I have you comp here and under the guise of law propose to rob mo of our home partly gotten by Inheritance from tho parents of my wife and of myself and partly by our own caro and labor and you will be kind enough to notify u s by telegraph of your purpose I will havo my three sons and myself and as many of my neighbors present a will maim us man for man and will take very great pleasure in kill- Ing you promptly on your arrival So far from the Blue Grass Blade having suffered any from capitalism the perpetual bugaboo and nightmare of the Socialist when you or any of you would take every cent of Rocke fellers millions If you could In any way do so the trouble Is that there has not been enough of capitalism In connection with the Blade But If a man sends his dollar for the paper a year sail the paper gets to him promptly for that time for that monoy ns It has done for nearly twen years excepting sonic times when Christians had mo In JnllIt nov missed an Issuo when was In tho penitentiary dont see where thoro you any kick coming to tho man who not sends his dollar oven If the Blado Is for Buffering from capitalism You Socialists who worst In tho ranks at your cosec remind mo of tlon poor Christians who blow In money on tho preachers and brag on tho preachers for being good as to tape It suppose If I would do as you sug trucklo to people much moro I do I might get moro subscribers yo and make moro money and all but If making money out of a newspaper were I would a paper Campbelllto In religion Democratic In politics in Losing but this particular paper that I editing Is edited primarily for my from enjoyment of saying what I want say regardless of tho money or had of money in it and secondarily the delectation of that small but you select class of peoplo who llko my of writing what I think and thinking what please never In my life said or In anyway tlon Intimated that any man who did know grammar was a fool On other hand I havo seen same In n- ilmnrWashington and Daniel Boono were awful bad spellers hut for all that rinse sometimes glvo mo that tired to rend the manuscript of n who descants upon tho literary of Herbert Spencer and Shelly a letter that has dozens of misspelled words In It and grammar that Is us wrong when the writer has evidentlyt taken tospecial pains get Socialists know that labor has duced everything and of coursesl have correspondingly to know genlils has produced nothing The great Inventors nnd discoverers uch as Watts Stevenson Howe Morse Edison and Mergentlmlor of firstclass and Humboldt ColumIMagellan and Cook at class all combined dont amount te n hill of beans Tho wage earners It and each laborer ought to boa 2500 a year Tho and thousand klaroshow them to bo fools who are going blpainswho will ultimately destroy them- I do not believe that Herbert Spen taught what you say ho did aboutSowning land and you may charged you with lying about it being mistaken about it Just as orI your taste but all the same I believe you will be able to give chapter and verse for what you say Spencer said When you were a Prohibition edit In Louisville you used to tellsad did I and I still doabout people resortedhavo become an apostle Socialism and you tell about pea who resort to strong drin be li Ijhaye known 1undredsof men to poor from drinking but I havo yet to know a man who took tqdrlnkbecause he honestly became poor and you never knew such a one fall into that same Bible 110h sayfthe workers are tho only ones who see any of the pleasures of lifeIA wise saying was God rich the poor can work dont havo to go to Markham to find out what a hoe Is made for There preclnetline than I do and I defer to no man In Kentucky In knowing how to handle a hoethats tho brand of a pluto that am AN OPEN LETTER TO ST LUKE iMost Reverend Father the narrative which you havo ad dressed to tho undersigned you state understandingiofI regret to say that am not similarly favored Notwithstanding the pains you have taken in the construe his narrative my understanding of tho matters therein mentioned is far from perfect FOr this reason I address you tho object of obtaining If possible llttlo further information nnd for your convenience will put my In queries In the form of numbered questions which will doubtless facilitate their full and careful consideration Let us begin with your preface which I quote in full For as much as many have tak en Invhand to set forth in order a de clanriion of those things which are mo P uurely believed among us oven as they delivered them unto us which from the beginning were eye witnesses and ministers of the word it seems good unto mo also having had a perfect understanding of all things from the very first to wrlto unto the In order most excellent Theophllus that thou mlghtest know the certainty of those things wherein thou hast been Instructed For as much as many Who were tho many Matthew and Mark whoso rltlngs precede yours In order given are but two and It we suppose that all thq writers whose productions appear with yours towit Paul Peter John James and Judo have preceded yours in point of time tho number Is but seven while if we include all of tho apocryphal writers certainlyuse o fthe term many Were there then numerous other writers before your day whoso works have been lost and therefore unknown to uaXIf not why then do you uso tho worU many The itanlng of this word accord tag to bur understanding is numer ous Jifiltltudlous while those whoso wrlU ton this subject are known to have e ded yours and which still exists fre neither numerous nor mul f Ingbeword few than h Who were Iho mnllYe d Many havo taken In hand Aro wo to imdurMtand by this that Julian repudiate tho claim of Inspiration or only for your own those of nil tine J1IlIltltlllollSIn many who preceded you To taken hand surely moans voluntary nelor undertaking to sot about performance of a self appointed task inspirelion notintendabout this matter as Is evident from areToHero Is a plain disavowal not only originalityYou ordinaryhistoriansolder writings you simply set forth In order those things which already long been common property and as If this were not enough add that what you set forth In order Is merely a declaration which word cannot by any stretch of tho Imagination bo mado to mean Insplra For 89surelyHero Is the saddest statement of =Is It possible that these things you set forth In order were even In your day merely matters ofcbelief and not of knowledge they not even the authority of comLo mon history Wero they but ordinary traditions This Is certainly a Justi fiable Inference to bo drawn from tho thowords Most surely believed among Even as they delivered them un half usamy nrp con thus to admit that the whole this declaration of yours Is nothing but hearsay If so upon what ground can you expect your humble Theo phllus to accept such declaration as authenticated fact The which from tho begin wero eye witnesses and minis glDidword Or If the word was a subse es quent matter wo are constrained to ask what word It Is common knowl that there was no word of tho you mention for more than two after the alleged beginning and how could eye witnesses of tho bo ministers of such a It seemed good unto me also Was this statement really neces Was it not enough to say that you merely took the matter in hand that you but set forth in order a declaration of those things which you and your contemporaries believed Surely this is the final thrust the knockout blow most rudely administered to any possible claim to Inspiration by yourself or your predecessors for as It seemed good unto you so we must Infer that It had seemed good unto them before you 7 Having had a perfect under standing of all things from the very first 1thosemay speak later At present I am dealing CIcertainty of those things wherein thou been instructed But how can decide certainty from such abounding uncertainty as you = have admitted td exist In your declar atlon Havo I not rather additional ground for doubt and suspicion It but Justice to you however to say that the work which Is known to usLas the revised version line changed IA yours words somewhat Here In Lv stead of setting forth a declaration 1you draw up a narrative This change Ar no great moment but when in stead of being fulfilled among us the change Is far more slgnlcant there for 9 If they havo boon fulfilled Is anLadditional narrative necessary to sure their certainty If they havo been fulfilled how can there bo any uncertainty 10 Having traced the course of all things accurately In view of this statement I may In a future letter ask explanation con corning some apparent Inaccuracies In tho narrative you havo drawn up or the declaration you havo sot forth- TIIEOPIIILUS IlSPECIAL LOW RATES To theIRosebud Reservation South Dakota Via Queen and Crescent Route Tickets on sale from Juno and including July 22nd for such trains as will enable passengers to reach destination nut later than July 23rd 1904 Tickets bear going limit of 15 days returning to bo continuous passage Final limit August 31st Stopover will be allowed at Homeseoker points For Information address E N Alken T P A 89 E Main St Lexington Ky CINCINNATI ON RENFRO Cincinnati 0 June 15 1904 10To the Editor of tho Blue Grass Blade Hero Is simply a coincidence thats all A minister suddenly paralyzed to his pulpit nothing said to be extraordinary about that A boat load of innocent Sunday school children exterminated where was the Lord Tho writer upon being dared to defy the Ooh of the Christians has do fied all the gods Including Gambrlnus and Barleycorn the only effect being a fooling of extreme silliness for do ing an extremely silly thing If ono of Charlie Sparks Sunday school excursions had met with dls aster or If he or any other Infidel should bo struck dumb whllo address n a meeting of Liberals we can to what it would be wellITho enclosed article an Renfros fiascoappeared less In every Cincinnati paper one threo times Millions of irritated peoplo dally t 1cussingalways In church when they get par i JAMES SH- ARPWorlds I FairVia QUEEN CRESCENT i ROUTSJGreatly reduced rates and excellent service from tho South and Southeast information address G E Clarke P A or H C King C P T A E Main St Lexington Ky ARKANSAS TEXAS LOUISIANA MtocK ranges 10 months In the year Southwest Missouri Arkansas 4 and Texas are full of oppor tunities The climate Is mild the soil is rich l lands are cheap 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worst crime that can bo committed In 3 this institution Is to ho in advance t Old Allen Thurmans declaration thAt the Democratic party wouldn t nllnw any of its members to grow holds good Inover three feet high tho University of Clnclnatl They do a little planting up thorn but no plow and no weeding The sprouts are all stunted and go to seed early They wont let tho kids grow over three footEducation may bo likened to sculp ittaro Tho sculptor clears away the matter and rubbish from the block of marble The figure no finds In tho stone At the University of Cincinnati there Is no attempt toI how the block off and get out man Who ever heard of any of consequcace coming from personI versity of Cincinnati It fault of tho youth that they grant advancement there How can such ho expected when every advanc ed thinker Is either hushed up kicked out and that too by a boar of directors some of whom have but little education and hardly any of whom could pass an examination on the common branches Prof Slaughter Is ono of the finest psychologists In tho country tho best tho University ever had and they will not be likely to find a man able to flll his place Out ho was a thinker and had some j regard for the truth and he had to go Truth and justice are the Immutable laws of social order and they can- neither bo checked nor suppressed ii This they have yet to learn at tho tJ University of Cincinnati Those in control imagine that authority arms truth Instead of truth governing authority Their attitude toward truth is tho same as that of the church to ward the reason of the childthe y think it needs a guardian and upon some occasions either locked up or killed They do not know that truth and reason constitute that Intellectual gold that defies destruction Truth said Whittler should be the first lesson of the child and the last aspiration of manhood But Whittier never would have done for tho University of Cincinnati Slaughter like all scientific men loll Into tho habit of telling the truth and they salughtered him It seems as though he has been a marked man for some time Those sepulchral gentlemen whom Burn- dubbed The Lads in Black were n 4 nsrhhn You havo all read Holy Willies Prayer Holy Willies right name was Rev William Fisher and he was t a holy terror to any one of indepen dent thought but didnt hesitate fiexercise o every right sacred and pro lane and worldly himself He was good deal the snipe kind of a sacrc cuckoo as the Rev Melville Curtis the Holy Willie of the Board of Direc tors of the University of Cincinnati Holy Willie and the sacred which operates through him ha made up their minds that a professor of psychology should be one who would lot his pupils know as little as possible about the subject and as Slaughter was Inclined the other way ii they concluded to lure him Into th shamble spill his blood remove hI hide and rend his fat and they did It But they wanted to do all this attracting the attention of th Apublic especially as tho Aqres dis grace was still fresh In the public mind and frequent mutterlngs still made against the Board So under cover they got a reporter to go to Slaughter unknown to him of course requesting an interview or state psychological opinion on the Spirit Fruit cult which was then being widely discussed in tho papers Slaughter fell into the trap gave tho reported a column and told so much truth about the subject and truth is always n red rag before the eyos of the clerical bovine that they secretly sot to work to oust him Ho did not sanction Spirit Fruit at all but made It plain that Bell harts particular offense was in provo ing his position by quoting scripture and by claiming his society to be a Christian cult Ho showed that Bell hart had been living and mixing with the people of Lisbon for years and no lutorferonco made until ho began to profess that ho possessed tho true Christian doctrine and lived the true Christian life dare say said Prof Slaughter that in the very heart of Lisbon there flourish estab lishments far less respectable than that against which tho citizens of the town raised their voices In another place the Professor says Religious doctrine has always In one form or another borne close relation ship with the prevalent sex Ideas The Phallic age was notable for The rcllglon of the Greeks and theJ Romano the sexual relationJChristianity also declared woman a thing of the devil and established a celibate priesthood Bellharts doc trine is also not wanting In expres lion that should exist between the sexes This was enough and true as it is It was just what the sable gentle men wanted an excuse to raise against him and In their own quiet way they made a run on the Board for his dismissal and he was made to Kit Although the Professor showed that BeillmrtH doctrine of communism Is of impracticable and not in spirit with tho age and In opposition to civilization and that such liberty is a dangerous intoxicant and that psychology while admitting the de Birabillty of spontaneous union looks 4 Ij 3t rir4j1 ULLJJLI4k upon legal and religious marriage as nn absolute necessity All this not appearITho facts are thnt ho lord been a marked man for a long time because of his scientific exposition of the truth nn lie saw tire truth and this trap was set for him with the Intent to arouse opposition In tho minds of the Ignorant and be used as an excuse to oust him You young men of tho University who will read this In groups what pride can you have In graduating from an Institution which seeks to conceal the truth from your oyesan Instltu tlon which would theologize science which looks upon the Innovator as a trespasser and a dangerous man Da you or do you not want to grow over three feet high This dismissal of Proto Slaughter was purely a clerical plot Why did they not want him Because they want YOU It is YOUR minds they are utter more than they were after Slaughters hide If you learn too much about the science of tho soul the existence of which Is only a sur arise a guess a vague shadowy hypothesis you will learn to go your own way In thought and be less likely to contribute to them and this Is win they dont want you to know truth why they dont want to you the absurdities of the Chris tlan myth and its eternal antagonist to the existing realities of things Oh the fetterless mind How it wandereth free Thro the wilderlng maze Eternityd Dont let any theological clamp o any party prejudice ever be put upon It W ROME CON CRESS FUND It Is tho desire that Dr J D Wil son represent American at the Worlds Congress of ers to be held In Rome Italy next September Dr Wilson is president of the National Liberal Party and is eminently qualified to participate In the deliberations at the Congress On his return from Rome the Doctor wilt write a book embracing his exper fence and proceedings of the Con tress and it is needless to speak of the Doctors versatility and ability to write such a book Tho price of the book will be one dollar and as the expense will 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attempted after the Iroquois fire at Chicago but the fierce Incred ullty of the newspapers soon dlspos j IfA ell of It was but a few days bo foro they demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that deliberate vlo manseon the one hand and nn equally lawless failure to enforce It on the part of the city officials made th disaster timely Had It not occurre then It would have occurred later So the plea of tho wrath of God behind which the guilty could have satol hidden was disposed of and wit heard no more of until weeks after when a muddle headed minister dwelt upon It In a silly sermon Tho muddle headed minister dl not dare to say Immediately after the Iroquois ire that those Innocent chi dren and their mothers and those holy preachers were burned up In the Iro quois theater by an act of God to press his approbation of theaters be cause the hearts of the people were too sore to stand ItIBut the muddle headed head waited until the poignancy ofI the grief had dulled a little and he got In his work because the pe pafdd to churches and preachers though everybody knows that the theater a better show and a more honest play because the theater play does not pretend to be true When the Slocum affair occurs however In which they were all r day school teachers and Sands school children and all under the management of a preacher the Rev Muddlehead Muttonhead keeps his Hy trap closed and has nothfng to sa about Its being an act of God cause It wont do to say that God Is opposed to Sunday schools the bus ness of which Is to educate children to pay their money to the preachers The people are just letting the preach ers and priests make fools of them placekto believe that there Is any God arc if there Is one he certainly dont care any more for the people in the quois theater or on the Slocum he does for so many rats or fleas CHINESE GOVERNMENT A MODEL DEMOCRACY A Country Conducted Mainly for the Benefit of the Poor on the e fuclan Theory That All Men Have Equal Rights But Unequal Abilities New View of the Chinese Under the Chinese government said F X Schoonmaker tho lecturer- the lower the man In the walks oi life tile less legal restraint ho is un der jhe higher thcypanir e mon hj is restrained by legal and other ernmental enactments Men occupy ng places like thatheld by the late LI Hung Chang are the least free while he most free are the coolies the poorlest people in the empire A nese coolie In his own country en joys more civil liberty than any man of his class does under any other civ ilized government So long as he does not violate the criminal code ono of the most enlightened In the world he may practically do as he pleases and go where he likes without being taxed without a license and without hav consentjof way If he puts It down to rest and thereby blocks the road his betters must go around him and cannot Interfere with him The government is ternal and is conducted mainly for the benefit of the poor because they Include the vast majority who pro duce everything upon whom the state rests anti whose contentment is the essential basis of domestic transqulll ty The Chinese theory of government Is absolute democracynot gorern ment by majority but government by universal consent The Confusion theory Is that all men have equal rights but unequal abilities and that In civilized society the management- of public affairs should be confided only by unanimous choice and then only to those of proved wisdom and publicly established ability It Is held that then all the people choose the Executive the choice Is the best when the next greatest number choose the choice is the next best when the least number choose he choice is the worst To assure the government always being con ducted In Its various departments by men of universal and not majority choice the Chinese devlspd the civil service examinations They reasoned wntnrle ago that while It would not be possible often to havo all the peo pie take part In the selection of gov ernmental executives It would alwaysI practicable to attain the in the selection by requiring as pirants for office to meet by public tests the standards of competency Iversally approved So In China no man can obtain a place In the civil service without demonstrating In civil service tests that ho possesses the ability which tho universal judg of the country has decreed Is necessary to flll that place well Confucian reasoning is that mankind to should not be governed except by Iversal consent and the only way to make certain that officeholders have secured this consent Is by compelling them to prove that they are as ble as the standarduniversally proved requires them to be The Emperor of China does not eovern The government is carried on by boards which are filled by graduates from the examinations Even Is the Justices of the Peace the Man must be Bachelors of Arts he vast majority of the Chinese peon pie being poor over seven out of ten the population getting their liveli hood by agricultural work the government is a government of the poor by the poor for the poor and the exiled r1 P f Celestial will site contented If assured that his bones will he returned to tho land Hint gave him birth PHILIPPIC IS DELIVEREDI BY TOLSTOI AGAINST And the Orthodox Church for the Ex dIsting War Japan Gets a Share London Juno 2iTire Times this morning prints n column dlHsor tntlon on RussoJnpnncsp war roostsnmrkable document Is first against all war but It Is principally n thunderous philippic against tho Russian Government and the Ilusslnn Ortho thedTolstol says that the Reservists throughout Russia are dissatisfied gloomy and exasperated and tho old apeal for faith King nnd Fatherland has lost Its spill over the Russian masses gloomyforehodlnsTolstoi holds tho Emperor up to con tempt as an unfortunate and entangled young man recognized as tho leader of 30000000 continually de cclved and compelled to contradict himself withdhis stinging comments for having for clbly resisted what ho terms tho provoked aggression of Russia SAVAGE SACRILEGE Was That of the Mob That Sacked the Toulon Church Toulon Juno 25Time Church of St Cypreno sacked by n furious mob be dozYstill shows evidence of tho peoples anger Tho church building did not suffer much but tho Interior wits com engagedYabout 2000 which tatting advantage of the hour In the evening when the watch wits changed Invaded the church secure from rcpresenslon by the authorities Chairs pictures statues and sacred ornaments were smashed and tho fragments handed out mod set on fire in tho public square The altars were despoiled but It was on the baptismal fonts that the people seemed to expend most of their anger They were completely demolished So far no action seems thoIsavage French Catholics dont seem to be so stuck on tho church as the Amer- Ican Catholics are TRACKING RENFRO TO HIS HOLE Cincinnati 0 Tiny 1904 Mr Charles C Moore Dear SirIf remember right this fellow is doing exactly as you stated he would do in your last issue Enclosed clipping is tire first I know of to mention that St Julian Is a nt ger Yopoem to be on JIJ En Jsednnll for tl a sU iUlant JRt Tne clipping is as follows SPOKE For the First Time Since Ho Became Dumb After Defying tho Creator Says Hell Speak Again Next Sunday Shreveport LaJuly 1For the first tlmo since he becamo dumb in Chicago a month ago after defying tho Creator St Julian Renfro colored spoke Thursday A week ago he In formed his friends In writing that he had had a vision In which ho learned that he would be able to speak at 3 oclock yesterday afternoon At that time the house and dooryard were crowded with curious persons The Lord bo praised cried the boy promptly on the stroke of tho hour Then in a murmur he repeated the 23d Pslam Ho ended by announcing that he would bo unable to speak again until next Sunday afternoon During the whole period of his ail ence Renfro has been studying the Blithe have so much sympathy for any ordinarily well behaved Negro that I have made enemies of some white men for my expressions under that head but for a nigger like this fellow Renfro I have no more sympathy than have for the white Christian liars that have used iris case In thousands of newspapers all over this land to prove that the Christian religion is true This is a talc sample of the lying methods that Christians resort to to boost their religion Of all the thousands of editors and preachers who have given currency to this fool nnd rascally nlggera doings there has not been one that had or dlnary common sense who did not know that It was all a lie flirt the preachers thought they saw n chance make some money out of It by get ting pcoplo to believe their religion oust the cowardly and rascally editors connived at It because they know they had to stand In with the preach ers to separate fools from their money nnd now since tho highsound ing name of St Julian Renfro turns out to ho that of a fake nigger who trying to hoodoo other niggers and fool white trash out of the Ir money the press nor tho pulpit both out for the stuff that havo given such unwonted currency to this silly nigger lie will say anything about it but just as soon as the next fraud 1 1 Illinois Central Railroad LOUISVILLE TO MEMPHIS AND NEW ORLEANS QUICKEST LINE TO HOT SPRNCS AR KNEW FIRSTCLASS LINE CHICAGO TO ST PAUL MINNEAPOLIS AND THE NORNHWEST Best O f ServiceBEST OF SERVICE FREE RECLINING CHAIR CARS PULLMAN SLEEPERS DINING SERVICE A LA CARTE tROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEPERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK 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 Tho Passenger Department of the Illinois Central Railroad Company Ia Issuing monthly circulars concerning fruit growing vegetable gardening stock raising dairying etc In tho States of Kentucky West Tennessee Mississippi and Louisiana Every Farmer or Homcseckcr who will for ward his name and address to the undersigned will he mailed free Circu lars Nos to Inclusive and others aa they are published from month to on or address nearest railroad Agent or address F W HARLOWDIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY 1 IK T NEW TRAIN TO TEXASlY llnirpft lrnlrntflf JInlj HI KAY FAIRS P P DIAL fTHE K TY FLYER Summer at Hot Springs For those who go to Hot Srlngs Arkansas for the efit of health the summer really the beet time Her fortunate location high up In the foothills of the Ozark mountains Insures a cool and delightful climate and physicians are united In the opinion that the waters are more beneficial during the sumer season One Fare Plus 200 GEO LEE P A Little Rock Ark ClJ McGUIRE P A HOWARD JOLLY T P A ifr CINCINNATI OHIO ito encourage tho Christian religion turns up the will both press and pulpitjoin to circulate tho lie nnd say nothing about the facts when they are discovered And that lying and sneaking duplic ity always has been Is now and for ever will be the policy of the Chris tan religion They will just start any old Ho that will go to sustain Christianity and when tho He Is exposed they will say nothing about it Butt for all that Intelligent people are getting onto the curves of tho Christians oath Christianity must take its place with the legion of fakes that science exposes- SANDWICHES WERE MADE OF THE LAMB Which Was Used as a Sacrifice by the Preacher Indianapolis Ind July 3Emblem atic of tho feast of tho Passover a lamb was slain and In Its blood was dipped a dove which was then turned oose at Penlsh Chapel this afternoon Moses Aaron Caleb and Joshua In their long robes preached and tho sons and daughters of Israel also In costuino sung Hnllclujnhs and torah up tho collection Thfs unlqiii ser vice was celebrated before n largo crowd of colored and white people a feature o tin old fnsldoned colored camp meeting held by tho African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church at Norwood Tire carcass of lamb was later roasted and sold out In sandwiches at ten cents each to help pay tho lit debtedness of the church A largo crowd collected In the tent at an hour yesterday to see tho tho lamb and tho flight of earlyI Tho Rev R E Brown as the Rov S M Puryear ns Anron Rev James A Davis as Caleb all in Improvised robes and black capes were followed a Inmb tied by n rope and bcnlnd came colored women and children ns the children of Israel arrayed In white pink red nnd blue robes After sermons and songs and collections the lamb which had been bleating throughout the service was laid on a table The peoplo stood ont the seats and on the backs of tho A For the Round TrIp Throutout the Summer jI WWRITE FOR BOOKLETS i ij benches and fell over one mother in an effort to see the slaughter while Paul Nlemhn a butcher cut the lambs throat A pigeon was dipped alightIngand other whispered that It was snort legions In his sermon Rov Mr Brown said This Is simply a memorial Our people are straying from the right eous way negroes being hanged and burned almost every tiny God is doing it because my peoplo have left God Forty years ago you wero erated from slavery by Abraham Lin coln Let this service remind you that you are free from bondage Sprinkle tho blood of repentence above the doorposts of your hearts and clear guilty consciences ATTEMPT MADE TO LYNCH Sundayschool Worker Charged With Nameless Offense South Haven Mich Juno 29An attempt to lynch Charles L Allison well known citizen nnd Sundayschool worker was arrested yesterday on the chargo of criminally assaulting fouryearold Edith Secor was made by fifty men today A fierce fight sued in front of the city hall for an hour before tine men were driven were severely Injured but there were no fatalities The prisoner was spirited away and taken to Paw paw Jacksonville Fla June 28Rev J n Holly n prominent divine of this State and ono of the editors of the WitIRev W A Hobson pastor of tho First Baptist church of this city and also an editor of tho Southern Baptist Rev Mr Holly struck Hobson In the face several times and bruised him severelytTheto the management of tho Southern y Baptist and the Baptist Witness t lIJ