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T BLUE GRASS BLADEu EDITED M hother nriIEN IN TIlE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANOh VOLUME XIII NUMt8 RASsPt 0 s LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY AUGUST 14 E M304 5100 A YEAR tJ J TERM3 OF THE BLADE Issuo for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers 60 cents each 250 for five ti Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five New nubscrlbers sent one year i 250 i jcor Make all Money Orders Drafts and jt Express Orders payable to the I 1Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad P vise this offlc giving your old as rt i well as the now address When you send your subscription say L whether you are a new or old subscriber The address slip on thb paper will show expiration of subscription and jRerye a3 a recenta9 the date changes aA2OOK iibei ay Subscriptions to this publication are t not discontinued at expiration unless t I t so ordered the subscriber The + courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the- r subscription prlco of all papers re celved until the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered discontinued Office of publication 155 W Short St Lexington Kentucky Entered at the post office at LexlngI ton Ky as Second Matter i- r Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky v Fayotto Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 fTHE DAMNED STUFF CALLFO y ALCOHOL fl believe that alcohol to J certain degree demoralizes those who ma- kesit those who sell It and those who t drink It II believe from the time It Issues ij from the tolled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into r the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches h it do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without bf coming prejudice against this liquid have to do Ic to think of the deaths of the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug ping at the faded dresses of weeping y 9and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish tiling And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffold upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL separateGRANT Keep Church and State forever In no sense whatsoever Is this gov i ernment founded upon the Christian religion WASHINGTON The divorce between Church and State should bo absolute GartUld I WANTEDsalesmen local and gent oral reaching the pump and well sup ply trado on recently patented well 4specialties of great merit Hills Medina Wta t i NO MORE DISCUSSION OF SOCIALISM OR OF ANY OTHER POLITICS TO APPEAR IN THE BLUE GRASS BLADE Contrary to my own Judgment but to teach truo Infidels n lesson Ind milled discussion about Socialism and some other politics It reduce- the circulation oftho Blade over on i usand subscribers though I was fair about It and gave each side a equal hearing Of course my enemies who used this opportunity to dnmnro me aro gratified at tho result and I am satin lied because nover regret anything that have done In which I have act ed honestly But have just thrown Into my waste barrel an article that Iwould have been glad to print except that the writer had taken pains to Inter lard Into It Intended to appear Incl dental and accidental little boosts of Socialism and this will bo the fate of all articles t written mo on that subject by anybody utterly regard less of which side of the subject they taltetThis paper solely and purely in the interest of religious discussion and all politics including Socialism Is entrely foreign to Its purpose and I will not again lend this paper to tho discussion of anything outside of ligion and morals that are germane to that subject- I neither know nor care about poll tics and have not for years gone to the polls I do know about theology from Inheritance I have gone Just as I anticipated would be the case into a discussion of this queljjfi in my paper willing to sustain damage to show to comeowhLI brlleve iremytrue friends that they are misguided In this matter and now from this on If you want me to regard you as my Intelligent friend you must positively keep out of this paper all political discussion save such as is Inseparably connected with religion THE DR WILSON LETTERS By tho time you read this Dr son wll have started to the Infidel Congress at RomejSo far as I can Judge by expressions In other Infidel papers and In own y Dr Wilson Is now tho most ular writer of Infidel propagnndlsm of any man In America and yet what ho has written has been done In tho midst of professional cares and with no other Inspiration than just tho sug gestions of his own heart and brain lint In this Instance no man could have greater inspiration and opportunity than ho will have short of such a ono as I had on my tour to tho Holy Land Asia Minor Egypt and all tho countries whose histories aro Involved In that of tho Christian religion to Jerusalem and Bethlehem laud Bethany there Is no place in the sonInfluence as Rome and especially the Vatican In Rome In D In front of tho Vati can the Roman Catholic church then with Greek Catholic church tho only Christianity In world burned Giordano Bruno at tho stake cause ho taught the people that tho world was round thus disputing the teaching of the Bible that world was flat There now stands on that cllllrchlaSeptember over and among their InI other exercises lasting three will crown the statue of Bruno and whole Catholic and Protestant churches combined will not dare to say them nay when two hundred years ago Wilson had he then lived and every man who would have dared to go there to make such a demonstration right In the face of the Pope would have been chained to a stake and burned just as Bruno was and the Pope now would not dare to pose himself unguarded In Rome as an American Infidel can do with Im punity the Pope staying In tho Vatl can and calling himself a prisoner because he Is afraid to go among the people of the city In which he lives he Is only allowed to live by thegenoroalty of thr civil Italy Certainly to all intelligent people who know these things It must be eIdent that Infidelity Is rapidly en croaching on the domain of Christi anity when the Vatican at Rome Is understood to be the head cltadal of the Christianity of the world and Greek Christianity the original Christian church stands amid the jeers of the world on the ragged edge of ox termination by the heathen Japs who have the applause of the whole civ a the Boy with the Hoew ot t wTheres a picture of my boyhood cornea often to me now i lIsee Dad trnmpln cross the field behind a shovel plow at the plowline hollerln geehaw Nance and wwhoal t Beech and I trudge after each scratchln with a wiWhile hoewiwi All the crooked hills wo straighten and bank the dirt around i groundf i rows AAnd the tallest stocks we measure with the handles of our hoes ut WIThe crop growln fine says Dad and Us comln soon July byfIll keep the plow a scrutchlu an you hump It with the hoe t t i grubbedqT Thus through many youthful summers I hoed and if Ever dreaming away dreams of greatness to bo realized some day iI l Such work said I Is boys work Into larger thoughts Ill grow i The man Is lit for nothing else who just sticks to a hoeJDut I labored on not knowing twas toll Inspired my dreams t That I was gathering treasures for choice poetic themes f glowJA 4bTheThe woodbirds had a mind for me when near their haunts Id j jAnd ltrayfgreen row wAnd geemny whizz the appetite when I hustled with the hoe w gotWhoti In lands where libertys unknown the peasant bends him low jobBut here our greatest statesmen are graduates of the hoe And from each State has risen a Clnclnnatus from his plow l rot OtAndCome bravo and brainy millions who have labored with the hoe So no picture of my boyhood more dear to memrys eye Than our hustling In tho Juno time to get the corn laid by Wi oFWhilei ib- y a i f jri Illzed world Infidel Christian and such an opportunity ns will there bo offered Dr Wilson with his enthusiastic heart and brain and aglow with his surroundings with tho ruins jof Roman mythology all mixed up with the Christian superstition tliorolbeforo him ho will almost essarily far surpass In writing any thing that any of us have over yet willihnvoterest such ns no other pen than his pathIntoIn tho Blade and they will I think afford a rare opportunity for friends of this paper to Increase In circula iiow subscribers In clubs of five and oyer this paper will bo sent at centsa year which believe Is re gardejl by competent as est rote at which firstclass Infidel lit eratll e has over been given to the worlds Thqro nro some men In Europe Tolstoy for Instance that outrank Dr Wilson but In America ho stands I think without a peer Tolstoy Is certainly great and good but still being a theist as wero Paine Jefferson Franklin and Lincoln while thatpointof the most advanced thought as son is mayInever see equal of Ingersoll but tho jjross Is dally gaining in Influence upon the rostrum and while Ingersoll was the right man In the right place for the work he did and appealed to the emotions as nobody else In our cause has ever done he never was in power and Intensity of thought and In mental and moral courage the equal of Dr Wilson The letters then that will be written each week for the Blade by Dr Wilson will I believe with the f opportunity how tM IUt1lkf tr de urature that haw ar ed In any American periodical and I hope that friends of the Blade will avail themselves of our club rates to distribute them to the world MISSOURI RAILROD HORROR A few days since a train In Mis lour that had on It about 125 peopln ran off a bridge and all were drowned except about two dozen as tho Associated Press telegram reports It So many horrors are happeningor rath er being conducted by the providence of God that they count the dead and the saved now by the dozen like eggs It Is another display of what the Christians call the wisdom of God In Kentucky there was a drouth Rich and poor man and beast were suffering for rain and the only rain that had fallen here for a long time was right on the streets of Lexing ton where nothing grows and In such quantities that great damage was dono by the flood which was unpre cedented In the history of Lexington There was a creek In Missouri call ed Dry creek from the fact that It ly runs in wet weather It had a bridge over it feet high In a few hours there fell such a torrent of rain iwhile wo wero suffering from drouth hero In Kentucky that the water rose over that bridge and tho train running on to It the bridge gave away and about 100 persons wero drowned and their bodies and cars washed for miles away Christians claim that tho existence of a wise mid beneficent God Is proven by the fact that we see around us In naturo Tine safe on that train was robbed and there seems to be some suspi cion tint somo men hind availed thom selves of the peculiar conditions to make that bridge break In order to conceal the robbery If men who did that could bo found they would be hung How then can people who have ordinary common sense say that a thing Is wise and beneficent In God to do while they would hang a man for doing that same thing There Is no man In tho world who can explain these Inconsistencies on common sense principles and they are questions like this that am going to force upon Wilkinson In our debate and of course lie cant answer them and no man In world can answer them and will route him horse foot and dragoon as sure as ho Is a foot high Send 2CO for five new subscribers nnllhellspread Freethought J WILSON DR WILSON BIDS ADIEU I had Intended leaving Now York on the 9th with the excursion party which Mr Geer was managing but as he was not successful In getting time nulrtiier fijqfllreiT to maim rautt t tho company find that I will have to go alone Am sorry for this as I would have enjoyed company and the excursion would have been less ex pensive will not sail until the 17th and have secured passage on the steamer Majestic This will be an advantage In one respect Tho excursion only allowed five days In Rome and by going Independent I will man age to bo there or 15 days which will give me more time to dally with Sarto and attend mass and gather material for what want to write want to thank all my many friends who have so generously con trlbuted to this enterprise and I hope may be able to add something to the sluggish Interest fn Liberal work and that all of you will feel repaid As tho time approaches for my leaving the feeling of regret comes to me that all of you are not going along It seems selfish that am to enjoy this privilege all alone wish It were otherwise I especially wish that all my coworkers In office and In Journalism were to Journey with me There Is so little surplus In Freethought Investment that I feel myIhard to send some one else in the future To all who have contributed I ex press my thanks again am especial pleased to note the support of my friends Fully onethird of the amount has been subscribed by lnnati Liberals a test of apprecia tion that am as proud of as am grateful Somo of contributors hero are men conducting a small bus sallnrypay repeat that am proud of this for no man can have a better rcc ommendallon than such a mark of ap preciation by home friends Well It kind o seems lute a dream to mo that I am going to London Paris and Rome Those names sound ed awful big to mo when a boy still sound big pictured trips to these great cities away back when I at brush Inlthewondering If I would over get as far away as Cincinnati seventy miles distantif over would see the big five and six story houses and cars going through the streets such as had seen pictured In geographies But oven this dream would grow too hug and I would surrender even such a slight hope of expansion and say No the hills and tho hollows must over bo tho even tenor of my wuy Bless those old hills and hollows I derived more knowledge from them than will gather at London or at Paris or at Rome I saw more wonderful and more beautiful things there I heard sweeter songs than I expect to hear In St Peters or St Pauls And the breezes roseladen and burdened with the breath of the meadow were softer and fairer than Jh ffla A l those that fan th the purple peaks of the Vesuvlan Bay If I have any descriptive powers at all I owe it to my association with blessthem J grew close to Nature and becoming acquainted with her many moods she in turn grow fond of me But to somo other matters tt have received a great many lettersJ to which regret to sav unltble or want or t me to 1 make reply have been unusually busy in my practice a demlc existing here and the responsibili-ty In my business Is often so pressing that I have no energy nor power to write even when have time It is not necessary to go into details as to how my time is taken up what with domestic and profes sional affairs and with writing and correspondence and fraternal and so cial matters but If you could precolvo situation you would grant pardon I beg A physician who tends to his business has all ho can do and the llllle accomplish In Free thought work is done by cutting out all leisure and stealing from sleep I will not have a chance to say any thing on the political situation during this campaign so will say a few words now as to the attitude of Freethinkers As the campaign Is not fairly opened and neither side has fully exposed Its programme can only speak of what Is observable on the present surface The platforms of neither stand for much that Is of real benefit to the masses Platforms are worded to catch votes and to satisfy those who put up the money to run the campaign The selfish Interests generally predominate In them and the patriot ic the catch vote principles are sel dom carried out It Is something depressing to note the attitude of masses In a presl denllal campaign It Is not a question of principle with thema reasoning out of what is best for the stability of just government and for tho goner al good but rather tho question of which side will win Tho vote of masses does not rise above hat ting on a horse race or a prize fight The all absorbing question Is side will win The oft quoted s lngfof Lincoln Is good so far as It goes Ho said You may fool part of the people all time or you may fool all people part of time but you cant fool all tho peoplo all the r toile Ile should have added But you c can fool enough o fthe to serve t your purpose at any timeVAnd this Is game of politics and ThoIthe gold question Is perfectly accept able to those who deal In gold and who have gold to spend monopo list has caught coon coinlu and gwlan No matter which is elected the monopolist will have country by the throat This ought to bo plain to every one but It wont because there aro so many interested In which side will win mid upon which they will put up their dollar And no matter which silo wins we will have a Congress and a Senalo exactly of the same character as that wo have now and as that which wo have hail In pasta legislature composed entirely or almost entirely of representatives of millionaires Robert P Baker Congressman from Brooklyn I believe Is the only rep 1InI Y jiIgovernment Hut what cnn ono man do They mnko n footlinll of him cry him down nml drown him out rid Iculo him lampoon him In tho impure cheapen Inlliionco mid by tho mighty jKiwerH nt tholr commtuul cut him out of the CoiiKrosHlonnl llecord lint lend the people to bollevo thnt ho n buffoon and clown when ho In fact the peer of any nnd superior to them nil In that ho n humani tarian nnd not the pimp of sty hog gish combine But suppose wo had ton twenty or forty HUo him enough to carry tho balance of lowerenough to stand together and maintain n right enough to force their views upon tho public and gain access to tho Congressional Record enough to tell those thieves In high places of their political crimes r and expose them to tho public what then r Ah thoro would bo n reckoning In this country and there novel will hoI any reform until such men take places of tho selected hirelings t monopoly There can never bo any reform or Justice until all classes are represent ed In tho Spnato of the United States until we have n faction In It ns In the German Reichstag which stands for humanity as well as for tho money powers This It seems ought to bo plain to every merchant and profes sional man anti farmer and mechanic and day laborer but It Isnt because many of them are Interested In the all Important and absorbing quest Ftion of which sldo will win There can always bo enough of them fooled to servo the politicians 4r purpose nt any time Now I am not n very enthusiastic Socialist I believe that If Socialism Is the right thing It will como In time by tho slow process of cvoluton I do not think that Its sudden elevation to power would bo n good thing It is largely ideal nnd In the expert h mental stage It will take hundreds of years to provo Its Ideals to bo cor rect Men think act and change con 5 ditions slowly Habit nnd precedent and prejudice are always strong In man and not easily removed Tierfore Socialism must of necessity bo of slow growth but if It be right It will in the end prevail and let it not be forgotten it is no more offensive t1 and absurd to Democracy than Democracy Is absurd and offensive to Plu tocracy and besides it occupies tho vantage ground of being in the lead o both But that is neither hero no therewith what I want to say The condition of affairs is such in our country today that tho farmer merchant and laborer in all tho partments here no voice In tho nor in the lawmaking bodies No matter which side is elected In tile coining contest tho conditions will lk remain tho same tho monopolist will ruleThis it seems ought to bo plain to all but well Ill not repeat It Now with such conditions prevail log what object can any man remov ed six Inches from party prejudice e have In voting either ticket lWflattort Yhl hO1votQf ou vote for the same thing why bother J1IiIbout voting at nil ira But You desire tetter UomT to prevail if you aro concerned about your own Interests and those of your neighbors and of your posterity as welt why not vote for some other party which is humnrltarlan In char aster and which is friendly toward must make allowances for tho principlesSrightbut with each of you the ques tion should be which IN THE F MAIN is right Which speaks for human happiness Which speaks for yohu ties when you see them allied with selfishness and greed with monopoly on one hand represented by Perry Belmont and Rockefeller and on tho other by Andrew Carnegie and both parties alike truckling for tho favors of Walt street As I see It my friends the man of independent mind cannot conscien l tiously vote for tho heads of either of the old parties nor for any repre sentative in either His vote counts for nothing unless he votes for no winsKidder is a good fellow but he wastes a lot of breath kidding about Socialism Ho puns better than he reasons Grant that all he says is true does that make either of the old parties acceptable perfect and Just Does it make them right No party is wholly right nor will there over be kPaperfect party The question In tho is which is nearest right Which stands closest to Justice That can always bo easily observing and marking which foremost for freedom of standsI speech and for tho poor tho and the oppressed and Kidder as well as ho knows that Al Johnson wont go to heaven which party stands foremost for freedom and humanity f Suppose that Socialism does want a all property so divided that all may f r live well Is that any worse than the present condition In which It Is being f so divided that only a few can live 1t44 I believe that to bo consis tent wo Llberallsts should vote for J Eugene Debs ono of tho grandest producedMt It you may bo dreaming yourself In your at tachment to old party principles which come to you by Inheritance more often than by reason lint it stands for human opportunity and hu man happiness That is enough It is tho only political party organized In the Interest of humanity You must choose then between It and the old parties organized for pelf and power Do not forget that tho people are not the party the politicians are the party With twenty or thirty or forty cialistic representatives In Congress a new era in government will begin tThethieving of millions will stop tho toward imperialism will bo cheeked Every poor boy struggling to rise In the world wont have to carry a dier or a priest on his back Tho nonproducer will have to go to work t t f mud conso Btarvlng tho producer nnd UK shut will ho In sight when worthy people will ho lifted up nnd no worthy person drnged down wan talking to n man the other day whose condition In life under the two old porting could not bo possibly worse lie has labored hard nil Ills life ho has crossed tho dead lino lh Is no years of age temperate honest he has no homo of his own two small back rooms on the top lloor of n tenement he has no work std no one wants his services ye he Is nn Andy Jackson Democrat nnd proud of It nnd stood up nnd damn ed Socialism said to him Why you are doing the same thing the mo nopolist Is doing tho mnn who has nil tho money and who wont give you n chance to live niter you cross the dead line Go to Old man his dogs fare better than you lint have written enough on this subject I am for tho Socialist ticket mud want to see enough of them elect fed to scare the puddln out of tho real Anarchist and to wake this country up generally The Socialist In tho German Reich stag has shown to tho world his pow er to check the brutalizing forces of royal aristocrats and glvo freedom of speech to tho man with tho hoe ant thus advance his nation forward along tho path of selfgovernment If has not precipitated n revolution no has he robbed any one of his prop erty or lands We need Just such an Influence and power In our own leg Islatufis If Infidels wit not organize to bring It about for goodness sake let us help the friends who will I am neither Democrat nor Repub titan nor Socialist but I nm for tho best of the three As said before forms of government change slowly because tho human mind acts slug gishly and I do not think Socialism could bo abruptly adjusted to the life of today and wouldnt want to see It suddenly established But I believe that the COMPROMISE it Is bound to bring about Is going to do more for tho good of the world than any organized power In existence today A great many Liberals like a great many Christians treat Socialism and fact nil economic theory as If It were either a bugaboo or a burglar They Imagine that it Is a form of government bent on pillage and bery A few Sundays ago visited for tho day up In the country at my whorIs acquainted with my Liberal began to question mo on Socialism but without giving me a chance to reply opened up and replied himself Ss cialism up and down saying was organized brigandage bent on taking his property from him and giving to some one else who hadnt for It When at last I got a chance to reply said to him I see too that linvo the bugaboo In your brain Le mo see You aro a Republican arnt you YesL And your son went to tho Philip pines and got killed Yes vas tiu4 ltbtm- Yes Now said I You damn a govern ment which would limit or take away from you a part of YOUR lands tha t Others may have a fair and equal chance to live but you have no com plaint to make against a government which takes your SON from you and gets him killed not In defense of his country but actually In tho act o taking lands from others and of no only ROBBING them but making SUBJECTS and SLAVES of them Cant you see no wthat Socialism couldnt do halt as bad by you as the Republican party has dno for not only robbed you of your son had him killed but actually employed him In robbing other people of their lands the very thing you fear tho Socialist will do with you yet you say It Is all right Hows that Hows that said the old man- I explained It time and again along with other propositions and showed him that under Socialism there would bo no killing of human beings to rob them of their property and to make subjects of them and that der Socialism ho would still havo his son alive and well to bless him in his old age He softened down a little but ho couldnt Just exactly see It my way The facts are he knew nothing about Socialism and didnt want to know and didnt try to know Tho time has come I bollevo that every one should endeavor to study this matter for Socialism Is a worldwide movement and has to be dealt with If CarITo many this Is tho best recommendation that could bo given to So ho sees the handwriting on tho wall He can see clear across tho ocean and read Mene Mene Tekel Uplmrsln In giant letters written high up on the granite sides of the Appenines Socialism Is a greater power In Italy today than Is mother church and who will say that Italy is not progressing and advancing Why we Infidels are to havo our Congress there and because SocIal- Ism is strong there wo havo no fears of our safety- know not what tho developments of the campaign will be but I know that on one side are Parker and Hill and Belmont and Sheehan and Mur pity and Tammany and monopoly and on tho other side are Roosevelt and Tnft and Wood and Hnnnalsm and Imperialism and Wall street You are compelled to tape your choice ecn these two political conspira cies or vote for the friends of humani ty peace and good government or not Which can a Lib eral consistently d01 It seems to me as I have before stated our only con sistent attitude Is to find out whom monopoly and superstition aro for and vote directly tho opposite for you are less liable to make a mistake and to throw your vote away- read with a great deal of pleas ure and interest the roast given Bro Mooro by Hurt nnd that given myself nnd others by Clark Wo regular contributors need tho conceit taken out of us now nnd then If we havo our own way too much we grow to Imagine thnt wo are ex ceptlonnlly snort nnd forget that there are others The nine who give- ought to be nblo to take so nm going to fool bad or find fault it Clark over his roasting my poetry Instead nm glad It made him sick bubblingtness ont think he hind n corner n It nnd he ought nt least to have n severe spell of nausea now and then to appreciate his superfluity of thhlJR And to mnko him sick keep him sick Inflict another o him In this Issue I do not expect him either to appreciate It or understand It do not soar off Into tho air aim to get down Into tho heart things when write Nor do I writ for the approbation of distinguished critics like Bro Clarke I write only to please people like myself Jays linyseeds and gawks who have grown up among tho cornstalks If just on such should write me that I hnvo touched a tender spot In reading Tho Boy With tho Hoe I will try and grieve over Bro Clarkes unfavor 1able optonlon of It sayrmy quent writing I will havo to do will delay tho publication of my book of verse But for this trip I would have hail It out this fall I havo now 425 subscribers and expect to get The Cincinnati Enquirer lately pub lisped one of my poems and I receiv ed a number of compliments from men of literary standing All the Cincinnati papers Imo published my verse anti nil think well enough of It to Illustrate It People tell mo that they always cut out my pieces and put them In their scrap books As have said before I know that I am not a poet and I do not expect to cut much of a spltirdge nor Jostle tho stars loose hut I get encouragement on nil sides and the approbation Is so far In excess of tho unfavorable e opinion that I do not hesitate to make tho venture Anyhow I write verso only for pastime and to pleas- myself and am not ambitious In re gard to It and people may or may not like It without making mo tho least bit sensitive I hope all my Blade subscribers will be patient with me and that havo many obstacles way that I must patiently overcome nm composing all tho ttmo and my best verse I am holding back and when at last the book comes to you feel that but few of you will bo disappointed differentlydone to another and many will not read it at all One of tho best compli fromtsaid I care little for poetry and never read It but I read yours be cause I understand It and know what you aro talking about and ho subs LJor six volumes It Ifjisai that ybetlly half of theirTpuDllshed Verso were cut out simply because no ono knows what they are talking about and It Is doubtful If they knew themselves Tho title of my book will bo Old Fashioned Poems A title suggested by Walter Hurt a real poet and one who will be heard from soijo day timestbut Hughes Is needing copy eo I may- as well help him to fill up By tho way I want to toll a Joke dow at the weekstago and dropped In as to see me IS1Both Jim and myself lks Jim being a recent jlncr ho over got In dont know If applied for admission Into the lodgo to which belong I would havo blackballed him on general principles Besides I dont like his religious views But to tho story Ho came Into my once remarked that It was hot drew his coat and threw It across a chair Some articles fell out of his pocket which picked up and what do you think they weretwo old worn Irish Catholic Prayer books without any backs on them I know they wore Irish because they smelted of codfish What In tho world said I do you mean In desecrating these holy books by having them In your possession or Is It possible thnt you have turned toekisserI saw a man wear such a guilty look in my life and he tried to explain by saying that ho had brought them down for a party to havo them rebound that both Cath ones and Protestants were giving him job work to do and this was ono of his jobs I told him that ho couldnt stuff mo that way and held him up and searched him for a rosary and scapula but failed to find them on him but he did have a smell orI holy oil anti codfish about him and I havnt put any trust in anything ho has said since Hughes needs to bo will again say goodbye and thanks to all I will scribble you something when I nm bounding over tho briny on my way to Rome If I remember aright that is a town somewhere in Europe remembered as Ing tho place where ono Marc thony made a famous speechJ B W THE ROME CONGRESS I want to have straight talk with the renders of the Freethinker on tho subject of tho International Free thought Congress which Is to bo held at Rome the third week In September This Congress is n very Important event Other Congresses for many years havo been working up to It Tho Congress of Congresses so to speak is to take place in the City of ClUes There are larger cities than Rome and from an ordinary point of view moro Important cities But there nro only two cities In the world with mug t Jtinlf tC 1t lent names Ono Is celled Athens nnd It stands for tho grandeur that was Greece Tho other Is often call ed tho Eternal City nnd It stands for tho glory that was 110mofljolrKt name of tho worlds names was thehn city nnd what memories Tho city of tho ancient masters of tho earth ofnseen tho city from which In spite ot nil its faults and fallings mud nil Its clvilinpossible Tho city afterwards of tho Papacy and Its chief possession for perpetasaid the great Catholic Church was but the ghost of tho dead Roman Em uponsChristian doctrines were Invented farther east nearer Asia the motherland of superstition Rome Invented but one dogma the dogma of its own Infallibility It organized religion as the first Rome hind organized empire Its genius was not metaphysical but practical and Its object was wealth and power These It gained and these It kept And It keeps them still For nmldst tho ruin of tho Christian faith there Is but ono church that stands firm and proud tho church that exist ed long before all tho protestant churches and will long outlive tho last of them the church that Is Christ lanlty historically considered tho church with which Freethought will fight Its final battles for the liberation of we are often told was disgraced by gladiatorial shows and arenas stained with blood Butt relisheto the palet of cruelty In the namo of Christ it brought forth tho best of men and burnt them alive Tho Christ- Ian mob gloated over tho dying Itrwas bad when gladiators were butchered to make a Roman holiday- It was worse when the elect of man kind were deliberately butchered In the very name of Infinlto justice and grandest of all tho martyrs burnt at Rome was Giordano Bruno Hunted over Europe for half a gene ration he fell at last into tho bloody jaws of tho Inquisition For seven years he was imprisoned and tortured Never onco In all tho time did he seethe face of a friend But when at dungeonPto be burnt to ashes at tho stake they found his noble spirit still untamed He told his judges that they pronoun cer his sentence with more fear than he heard It A week afterward ho met his fiery fato with dauntless fortitude Never was death more desolate From the stake to which he was bound ho looked over a sea of faces anti all of totem hostile Not ono man or woman whispered brother as ho mado his last stand against bigotry and oppres sion A courage almost superhuman was needed to sustain him hut it was not lacking in that supremo hour the proud look never left his face but with life Itself and ho turned away his head disdainfully when they offered him tho crucifix to kiss as he stood wreathed in tho flames of their hell upon earth Where tho great crlmo was commit ted by tho Church of Christ a memo rial now stands to tho most magnifi cent of martyrs And whether It stands so long or not tho namo of Giordano Bruno will live when tho walls of the Vatican have crumbled Into dust To that Rome tho scene of that great crlmo Freethinkers are now pro paring to go from all parts of tho world and their assembly will show that Freethought is as International as tho Christian Church Representa tives of Frcethought will bo sent from every Christian country to declare that the warfare against superstition is worldwide and that the hostility to Christianity is conterminous with British Freethinkers be hind those of other nations In this ef fort Surely not Brunos visit to England was tho ono sweet oasis in tho stortti vexed desert of his life Let his name evoke tho samo hospitality Moreover It was English Frecthought at which VoltaIre lighted his splendid torch Tho land of Thomas Paine should vie with tho land of Voltalro In making tho forthcoming Rome gress a great demonstration of Free thought forces of tho world The National Secular Society tho old historic Society founded by Charles Bradlaugh should bo well represented at Rome I have no right to speak for other societies I have right to speak for this one And I call upon Its members and friends Indeed upon all tho readers of this journal to provide tho necessary funds for a satisfactory British dole gotten to tho International Free thought Congress I goo that 1000 Is being raised to send Dr Wilson from Cincinnati and as much prob tV9t rr I WJNcrn5TiiJRFACTORY Its not sentimentthat makes the most successful shots shoot Winchester Factory Loaded Shells Its the re suits they give Its their entire reliability evenness of pattern and uniform shooting Winchester Leader shells loaded with smokeless powder are the best shells on the market Winchester Repeater shells loaded with smokeless powder are cheap in price but not in quality Winchester New Rival black powder shells are the favorite black powder load on the market on account of their shooting and reloading qualties Try either of these brands and youll be well pleased They are THE SHELLS THE CHAMPIONS SHOOT ably will bo subscribed to send Dr Moncuro D Conway from Now York This should ho a broad hint and a stimulus to the Freethinkers ot tho old country Tho time Is drawing near By tho end of July although tho fund will not bo closed then the N S S Execu tive will have to appoint Its delegates and I trust It will feel Justified in appointing a creditable number I may add that I expect to go to Romo myself I think I ought tofor the Societys sake And I hopo to bo Companied by somo pf my colleagues ID W FOOTE London England Freethinker ANOTHER SEQUEL TO MY SKELETON STORY R C Nuckols attempted to cut hIs throat at the county jail but was stop ped by Jim Howard who was confined In the same cell and whoso small penknife Nuckols had borrowed He did not succeed in inflicting serious injuries The above Is from the CourierJour nal in a list of suicides and attempted suicides for July In Louisville and makes a second sequel to the story printed in the Blade In which I gave without giving names an ac count of a couple I knew who were exceedingly religious Nuckols being the man to whom I referred I have since then printed front tho Courier Journal the account of tho forgeries of Nuckols and his wifes leaving him- I have thought it probable that Nuckols would do some thing about like the above Item but I did not think behad tho nerve really to kill himself V The special Inter 5b this case to me that Nuckola wanMbducatctUmr der tho religious guidance rJ J Rucker tho Christian Prohibition ed itor who had mo put In tho peniten tiary for being a free lover and the editor of a freo love paper and that Nuckols downfall Is attributable to whisky drinking and that ho was em ployed by Atherton the distiller from whom Ruckcr took 7000 to build n Baptist church and t6 educate young men for the Baptist ministry The Prosecuting Attorney for tho Government who tried mo has since died from drunkenness and a convict In the penitentiary who was a leading politician and editor told mo that ho had several times taken tho judgo who tried mo to some place to care for him because tho judge was too drunk to take caro ut himself But Ruckcr anti tho attorney and tho Judgo and Nuckols were all Christians together There are Infidels who encourage liquor drinking All such aro to that extent helping Christianity Send for five postal cards and help spread tho circulation of Freethought BELTS IMPROVED SER VICE BETWEEN MEMPHIS AND SOUTHWEST 1500 TO TEXAS AND BACK Train No 3 now Memphis at 745 p m and maws a fast run to Texas It fljullman sleepers parlor cafo cars freo reclining chair cars Reaches Toxarkana Dill las Ft Worth and Waco several hours earlier than heretofore Makes direct connections from Paris Don ham Whltesboro Marshall Lcagvlew Palestine Austin Shreveport Beau mont Houston and San Antonio Train No leaves Memphis at 840 a m carries parlor cafe car and chair cars Pullman sleepers from Fair Oaks to Dallas Ft Worth Waco Cor pus ChrIsti and South Texas points Cheap ltome seekers tickets on sale first and third Tuesdays in each monthono faro plus for tho round trip 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Wagoner will take great pleasure In making you ncqualntted with other Liberals who visit the Fair and stop with them or In the vicinity v You will find tho editor nnd publisher of tho Blue Orass Blndo r at Mr Wagoners If wo are fortunate enough to visit tho Fnlr DONT FORGET THE ADDRESS but take this paper with you Write them for particulars W C WAGENER 3111 North Newstead Ave ST LOUIS MO J PREACHER ANTISOCIALIST MAKES THE ON LY GOOD ARGUMENT IN FAV OR OF SOCIALISM THAT EVER READ I was opposed to tho admission of politics Including Socialism into the Blade and only allowed It upon tho inslstnncc of some Infidels real or qunal as tho shortest way of showing by actual experiment tho evil ef fects of such an experiment Tho only province of this paper Is to combat the evil Influence of the Christian religion the mother of all tho Ills that afflict our society and 1endanger tho pence nnd permanence of our institution- s1lidolPlibirsNertiathsdea o the Socialistic Issue and have thrown In to my waste barrelnot basket please articles for and articles against Socialism about as many of one as of tho other and having had the lesson I anticipated wo would have all future partisan discussions of Socialism will bo prohibited in this paperI the following letter however with my comments written by a Christian against Socialism because tho writer believing that ho had my sympathies arid prejudices appeals to these and In so doing shows the abandoned duplicity and utter unrelia bility of all Christian methods Tho letter is as follows Louisville Ky July 1904 Editor Blue Grass Blade I have noticed In tho late Issues of your paper a growing activity on tho part of your Socialist readers I have no doubt that wore tho truth known not less than ono third of tho renders of the Blade are downright revolution star Now I have a suggestion to offer that If acted upon favorably by pub fishers of Infidel papers and periodi cals may bo helpful in checking tho spread of this foreign revolutionary cult It is this You will notice that the men of largo means tho capital ists are to a man bitterly opposed to Socialism The church organizations are all without exception whatever may bo their differences as to faith discipline and devotional practices perfectly agreed In their opposition to Socialism Most Influential Infidels are also strongly opposed to tho spread of Socialist doctrines in our freo country Especially Is this true of Infidels who are rich Tho churches are already becoming tho beneficiaries of largo and over growing larger endowment from capl talists who nro wise enough to under stand what an effective bulwark tho church organizations will prove against the spread of this pernicious doctrine of Socialism The men of largo wealth desire to preserve our Institutions our free In stitutions as they are The reverend clergy of all descrlp tions of religion are equally solicitous to protect nail perpetuate our govern ment as It Is We cannot refrain from giving tho clergy credit for their splendid pat riotism manifested In their hostility to the propaganda of SoclallBmI Hero Is tho middle ground In which Christians and Infidels can unlto at least for tho time being against tho common foe Socialism t4 r =The Christians are receiving money lots of It from tho wealthy who rec ognize their best friend curd ablest de fender In tho church Lot Infidel publications take a firm stand against tho spread of Socialism and combat it as effectually as Chris tianity is doing and there need bo no longer fear In any quarter of tho sus pension of nny able Infidel publica tionCharles C Moore Is opposed to So cialism Rev L A Lambert editor New York Freemans Journal tho ablest Roman Catholic newspaper In this country Is a bitter opponent of Socialism Cannot these two able men ono a learned and famous priest the other a learned and famous Infidel clasp hands and stand together as patriots In defense of our common country and Its sacred Institutions against tho threatening red peril of Socialism This union of Infidelity and Christi anity should suggestion be adopt ed and carried out would bo a most powerful combination against Social tats and their revolutionary propagan daThe Infidel publications reaching the more Intelligent active anti free thinking element of the working class such for example as Is represented by O II Stonewould bo able to check the spread of Socialistic ideas among them while the churches could be depended upon to control the more ignorant timid and conscientious among the workers And with both these elements of the working class under control by their natural leaders It would be tremely difficult for tho Socialist prop agandist to reach them and our glor ious institutions founded in the name of liberty and on the divine right of private property in the means of pro duction and distribution would be safe for an indefinite time to come My occupation is such Mr Editor that I am In a position to know that Socialism is growing nnd something must bo done to cheep it And tho Roman Catholic church being tho wis est of all the churches has already enlisted In tho war for Its extermina tion That church already has a num her of Its ablest Jesuits going over the country lecturing to largo audiences against this foreign Importation No doubt tne eminent rovel enl cler gy will bo willing to extend tho right hand of fellowship to Editor Moore and such other Infidels ns will unite with them In their patriotic task of exterminating from Americas soli this red specter of Socialism I notice that In this matter where the Catholic clergy are taking tho lend tho brethren of tho other churches nro falling Into line behind them and aro earnestly seconding their efforts Karl Marx tho founder of modern scientific Socialism onto said speaking of tho clergy of tho Episcopalian faith that they would rather have tho entire thirtynine articles of their creed attacked than to see one tltirty ninth of their Income assailed And that Is not far from tho truth Tho churches cannot stand by In concern ell when tho sources of their Income nro In danger of drying up And it is a well known fact that ns soon ns work Ing men begin to believe In tho doc trines of Socialism they begin to lose faith in the churches hence capitalists see tho groat Im portance of preserving and strength eclair the Christian religion espec ially among tho working class If worklngmnn can bo inndo to bo hove that Ilii wrniiKH lluiy sugar hero will ho righted horonftur they will more rondlly consent to suffer In pa Ilenco their alleged wrongn hero Ho cialists cannot then easily reach these with their propaganda and niako them believe that they aro victims of wrongs oiitrngo lend op pression nt thin liaiidH of tho capitalist class hero In thin world and that hero In thin world Is tho plan and In this life Iho time to right thorn If tho working class ran ho held to tho belief that tins next world tho place to expect happiness In why they will not strive so hard to obtain tho possession and ciTjoymont hero of tho wealth thoy create nail tho present owners nnd their descendants will bo permitted to remain In tho quiet and undisturbed possession of It Yes I am convinced that If tho In fidel papers will ardently support tho existing system nnd strongly oppose nny change thoy can confidently ox pect munificent donations from tho liberality of rich who are so deep ly Interested In maintaining tho exist ing system Some of my own members have quit coming to church and nro attending Socialist meetings nnd I cannot afford to stand Idly by and see Socialists stealing nwny the lambs of my UocleI REV B U PIUS Mr Moore I hope you can see your way to print this letter It will nroimo some thought believe Rov B U Plus IsI Yours very truly JAS II ARNOLD Tho letter head of tho paper upon which that letter Is written says Latest and best books finest Bibles Subscription hook nnd Blblo Publish Ing Co Jas II Arnold General Agent 3314 Bank St Louisville Ky Agents employed Good Pay Pleasant work Position permanent James Ili Arnold Is suppose a preacher who signed his memo Rov B U Plus not anticipating that would print hits private note giving letter Is a dead glvo away of tho rascally methods that Protestant preachers will resort to rob tho peo ple am mjjself a revolutionist It Is a maxim among all statesmen that the right of revolution Is Inherent The best argument for Socialism that arty man has over mado to mo is that tho church organizations aro all opposed to Socialism The most corrupt institutions that over cursed humanity is the Christian church and what the church sets Us face against Is presumtlvely right That statement that tho churches are becoming beneficiaries of largo and ever growing endowments Is tho keynote of all church music That Is exactly the contention of tho Infidelsthe fact that the church and the capitalists aro allied for tho money that Is In religion That tho reverend clergy want to preserve our country as It Is is the strongest pointIf true that can bo outdo for Socialism cannot see how clergy can serve any credit for their patriot Ism when you have explained that their purpose Is only to get money You aro a Christian and according to your own statement you are receiv ing money lots of It from wealthy people who give It to you because you help them to gain nnd keep thou wealth and then you will have tho heel to engage in Bible publish- Ing business when your Bible tells that your Jesus was so poor he did not have a place to lay his head and your Jesus after sponging on rich men for nil dint was In It said all rich men would go to hell simply because they were rich The fear of suspension Is not a nightmare that troubles my dreams I do not get a cent out of this paper and only conduct It for my own moralI and Intellectual gratification would rather suspend an an honest snarl than to get money lots of It by pandering to anybody rich or poor Associating mo with Lambert dont Jolly mo worth a cent never saw hut ono priest that would associate with mid that was an Irish Prohibi tionist named Martin Mahoney No excuse me dont propose to clasp hands with nny other priest from tho Pope down to one hero In Lexington Socialism may bo a red peril these redfaced red hiatted priests nro certainly so Your suggested union of Infidelity and Christianity Infidelity coming first shows Just what I have repent edly writtenin this paper that a Christian preacher will write with an Infidel Just as soon ns ho sees that Is tho best scheme to make money Your Jesus told you to make unto yourselves friends of tho mammon of unrighteousness mod you will all everlastingly do it for all that Is in it You and Lambert will mako all tho money you can by vilifying each other In your pulpits and thus appeal to tho hate of your dupes and then you and t Lambert will pull together like a pair of twin suckle doves for tho boodle you got out of rich men who pay your churches to attaint them In money get ting nnd according to your own showing In this letter would tint trust either of you ns far us could throw a couple of blue ribbon Durham bulls by their tails Your statement Is that It will take tho InfolllgiMice of Infidel editors to manage an Intelligent Socialist like Stone but that tho churches could tonnage tho Ignorant clans evidently recognizing that It is the common Job of tho churches to manage the Ignorant just as all Infidels say do not claim any divine right to property do not believe in anything divine I claim that my farm Is mine by purely human civil law Just ns claim that Rockefellers oil wells and some Impecunious Socialist fellers old coat aro theirs If Socialism can only bo checked by my chumming with such men as you and Lambert say Let her go Galla ger As between a Jesuit and the Devil give mo the Devil every time As be tLwccn a Jesuit and a Protestant preacher would pitch up heads o- rtailsif I hind a dollar Tho position you take Is so flagrant ly hypocrltal and mercenary that some may think you are saying what you do simply In Irony but there Is your nome on your letterhead showing that you are a publisher of Bibles nnd If you nro nn Infidel engaged In the publication of Bibles you are a hypo crite any how SALOON OPENED WITH PRAYER Bishop Potter of Gotham Delivers Ad dress at Saloon Opening by New York Reform Party Now York August 2Dlshop H C Potter delivered the principal address today nt the formal opening of Tho SubWay Tavern a model saloon which was established by a number of loaders In tho reform movement In this city The purpose of promo ters of the enterprise Is to servo pure liquor and food at low prices under the best possible moral conditions In his address Bishop Potter said tho keynote has been struck by this at tack on the liquor situation He said he believed in the old village tavern as a meeting place where a long oven Ing could be spent without tho neces sity of intoxication- belong to a dozen clubs ho said if want to go out to dinner or a social evening san jjgpny one of fhese clubs But what of tHTman who lives in two rooms wHY five small children Ho has no club To get his glass of beer with his luncheon ho must go to the saloon This Is tho greatest social movement that New York has ever known It Is a movement every one of you must take Into account If you would save the republic Bishop Potter concluded by wishing every success to the movement The formal opening ended by the singing of the Doxology In the same newspaper In which was this notice of Bishop Pottera pot house preacheroccurs the follow ing ONLY SOBER MEN WANTED BY THE RAILROADS Maysvllle Ky Aug 2Tho C 0 railroad at this point this morn ing surprised its employes by posting notices that any ono In its employe found going Into a saloon would be discharged During last week an en gineer fireman and several other trainmen were dismissed from ser vice and this order explains the cause It has been charged that sow eral have been getting whisky at this point and at Covington Tile authori ties are determined to keep tho em ployes sober ABOUT DR WILSONS BOOK ON THE ROME CONGRESS Before this paper reaches you Dr Wilson will probably be on his road to tho Infidel Congress In Rome anti tho time has como when we might as well have a talk about his book My name was third on tho list of subscribers for tho book Two persons hail subscribed 1 each for ono book each and subscribed for five books tho money payable when the books were ready tho same terms on which have taken all subscrip Lions for my books though there were a good ninny who In their generosity and entirely at their own suggestion Insisted upon paying me in advance especially In case of Dog Fennel In tho Orient I have not yet paid tho simply because did not have tho money but I expect to pay that l5 whether Dr Wilson publishes tho book or not For Dog Fennel I hind about 1200 subscribers before was ready to gin printing and thoy Increased fairly well but there were I think about people who never paid their sub scriptions when notified Dr Wilson has I understand gotten only about 800 subscribers and there 4011 rwill ho n per ccntngo of those who will never pay Memo because they navor expected to pay when they nub scribed because they changed their minds nnd some bncauxo they Cant do situ of course hero will bo others who will subscribe and the last libido showed that tho siihacrlh urn woro paying up pretty well Dog Fennels price was and though It Is such n hook na commonly sots for or Dr Wilson has advertised In tho Blade to sell his hook at 100 Dr Wilson Is n vol uminous writer There nro but few men who can write newspaper pieces ns long as ho does In tho Blade and have them read at all and Dr Wilson could not to savo him from write any book with tho opportunities that Rome will furnish him that would not be twice ns big as Dog Fennel nlmost ns big ns tho Dlhle and ho could not get It printed for less than 100000 or more than that If ho puts Into It some pictures as ho hopes to do Dr Wilsons services to our cause wo may say ought to prompt some rich man to put up tho money for him but It Is simply wasting time Ink paper and money to say it for there is nobody that is going to nny such thing It is a presidential election year and people except a few of tho Old Guard Infidels are thinking moro about politics than about religion and our people are saving their money to go to the St Louis fair and hope with the expectation of being nt our Congress there and money will be hard to get nail If It was not for that it would he tho same on some other account So after thinking It over and con sulting with Mr Hughes it seems to mo that tho best allaround plan for tho Doctor to get his Roman exper fences to tho world will bo to write them about a page or possibly two at a time each week until finished That would cost him nothing for publication and would greatly help tho Blade and ho would probably be read by twenty to twehtyflvo thousand people whereas he would almost cer tainly not get over 3000 readers for his book It may be possible that the plates could ho retained from their printing In the Blade and then be printed in book form but do not think it can be printed in book form In advance of its publication In the Blade Will Address Congregation a la St Paul Using a Megaphone Parkersburg W va August Rov James M Copen the Baptist minister at Elizabeth who is known as the Cyclone Exhorter of West Virginia and who has attracted wide attention because of his peculiar re ligious meetings will surpass even himself next Sunday according to his announces that he will preach from the topmost point of Devils Tea Table to a congregation assembled 500 feet below In Val ley of the Little Kanawha He will matte himself heard through a mega phone He says that his sermon and his surroundings will bo emblematic of the speech of Paul on Mars Hill After tho sermon there will be a trapeze performance tightrope walk Ing nnd swimming contests A free dinner 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J r A 1iiiI FOOTPRINTS OF A GAINT NEVADA EXHIBITS AT ST LOUIS TRACKS OF A PREHISTORIC MAN St Louis An exhibit of prehistoric footprints and of fossil bones and I teeth Is beliiK Installed In the Nova These Interest- Ing da mineral exhibits specimens of animal life of lost ages are the basis of one of the terest scientific controversies of tho day Among the footprint specimens Is that of an animal bearing every semblance of n man of gigantic stn ure Tho manlike footprints are about eighteen Inches In length and look like the footprints that wnold be made by a giant upon a sandy beach In the quarry at Carson Nevada f where the Interesting specimens were found footprints are distributed over the surface of tho sandstone In a manner that exactly reproduces the stride of a man r Fossil teeth of a saber toothed tiger and a wild hoar that roamed the plains and woods of prehistoric time as well as the footprints of strong reptiles and animals of smaller spe cies are also displayed The bones of a flve toed horse which scientists agree lived 100000 years ago are also shown as well as the hones and of a mammoth perfectly preserved In the hard stone above Is an Associated Press not an article written by an propagandist to contradict the IIThe of the Bible as it would to be St Louis exhibition is patroniz the United States government and millions of the public money are put into It and the separate States have gone to expense and trouble to put their own State buildings there and to send their exhibits there The United States government In violation of the chief corner stone 4prlnchlle of this government that was t re1IIglongress and the navy and the army and IImoneymor against all trusts and this gov ernment with a big would not trust God with another big for a single governmentlbonds arc clamoring for the Bible in the- opublic schools the Catholics wanting the Catholic Bible and the Protestants wanting the Protestant Bible and this Bible according to Bishop UsherI the accepted authority on tho subject teaches that the world was created q about 6000 years ago and all Bibles Protestant and Catholic that have the a chronology printed In them print at the head of the chapter giving an account of the creation of Adam 4004 B C or in other words that the world this year is years oldJ When I was a little boy though it seems to me the earth is a good deal older now than It was thenI learned a piece of poetry beginning The earth is old six thousand years and then when to Alecl1usedwere living In tho Saturday evening of the world explaining that nearly six thousand years had passed since the world was created and that with a the seventh thousand would begin the millennium Ion The CampbellUes under the name Disciples of Christ have at the St Louis Fair a side show of their own Now tho question Is whom are tho people to believe about these teachings of tho Bible We have the government backing fie Christian teaching that the world Is 5308 years old and tho same gove 1orument taxing us for money to pay scientists to teach us that there will be at that Fair an exhibit of things 160000 years old have anarchy but just so long as we have a government that exhibits no more common sense than that wet will have anarchists galore in of tho world and tho flesh and theb devilbig D or little one to suit your own taste I hate anarchy but just so long as love some of Its heathen peopleIn eluding some womenand there are Hottentots who would bo disgusted with the Bible story of Adams being made out of dustnot even good brick or pottery mudand Eve out of a rib out of his side and saw with my A own oyes tho Arabs who own all of that country looking with equal pity Is and contempt upon the Christians who came there and kissed the rocks around the grave of Adam and the grave of Jesus hurled In Syria with t in 40 feet of each other Yet this foola story about Adam and Eve must go for genlune stuff whllo scientist paidC for their services by this same fool w government tell us that 160000 years ri fltrl in rmv tmirh onger yno man can tell there were men a 1111t1s11 1 nt r II could pick up tho giant of this day In a circus or dkno museum and stick him down In a watchpocket like dill a scarab in the desert of Sarah and walk off with that giant stopping twenty feet at a time like a Hrobdlg naglnn with Gulliver and making the story of the Nine league boots not so silly a thing after all Certainly such stolidity as this on the part of the government paying out tho public money to teach things bearing upon religion that squarely contradict each other will continue to excite the bitterest scientific contro versles of tho day What man or woman of any senso and of any honesty Is going to pay amtpreachers and who are either fools o liars and who for tho money that is In it tench us from the Bible that they call the book of books that the world Is only years old when science and common sense teach us that It Is ten times that many million years old I have seen the pyramids of Egypt that tho guides told us were built 0250 BC or 5154 yenta ago when there were enough people In the world to put 200000 of them for 20 years to building one of tho eighteen of these pyramids and those same guides repeating the conclusions of the most famous Egyptologists in the world told us that the Sphinx was 1old old very old when the pyramids were built and the womans face on the lions body Is painted red with paint put on when the Sphinx was completed evidently because It was the fashion of the ladles of that day to paint their faces rda fashion in vogue probably 7000 years ago more than 1000 before God whittled Eve out of a bone and made out of the aithousandwhole man and who but a consum mate ass or conscienceless liar is go littleIjacldcgor only skinny priest that ever was ex ofItheto Wilkinson and Warllck two Camp bellitcs in our Indian Territory de bates and will make them explain them satisfactory to those who hear us or expose them until they will ap pear Contemptible or admit that I am right and they are wrong I am not going merely to ask them to exulaln these things but lam go- Ing to force them to do It or stand convicted as men engaged in Ihe trade f lying for money IThero wont be any shenanegan or skinning around to get out of It Wilkinson had the temerity to andiold scoundrel David to prove that I was fool because I said as still say There is no God and am going more than a thousand miles to fight this thing ton finish will matte Wilkinson swallow his words and ad publicly that he was wrong or convict him of lying so that anybody can see It or If dont do that he will convert me and I will spend the short balance of my life preaching Christianity and edit the Blue Grass JesusIIdiot if not being an orator would gonearly to the middle of the Southern boundary of Texas as far from hero as to New York to meet a man in debate who is professional debater unless I positively knew that all the argument Is my side and none on his and purely and solely because have the ad vantage of him In position 1 will lam baste him until his hide wont holds corn shucks unless he abandons all that he claims and concede all that I wont ask him any odds about this or ask him to be generous or lib or anything of that kindI will force him to do it if he does not of his own accord do It and do It grace qIqtTerritory Campbell Ites think am going all the way to get off anything at all akin to the rot that was shot off when Camp ell and Owen had their debate they are reckoning without their host boylanddisgusted me am inclined however- to think that Winklnson will do the gentlemanly thing In this discussion from principle or policy one or both and want to make the discussion In structive to the limit of tho ability of each of us recognizing of course that a little folly now and then healthful for the best of menrBut if Wilkinson wants to get oft any funny business ut my expense or do any mud slinging while I do not nd know a thing against him personally hope that never shall he will be furnishing me the shinny stick that I use with greatest effect and I ill visit on him the iniquities of his professionthe most arrant set of lecherous scamps unhung until he will wish lie had not stirred that par- ocular uuwule lJecs nest i k l J tt 4 PLACE OF DEBATE Changed From Ople to Ryan Indian Territory Grady Ind Ten August 1904 Editor Charles C Moore SIrI am at Ryan tonight have met several of tho brethren today and they nil seem anxious to make n change in tho place of holding tho de bate btween you null tho Ilov Winkln son Now tho place for holding sob debate will bo nt Ryan Ind Tel In U S Court House which will furnish all the comforts necessary Said de bate set for August 29th Yours truly II A MOUSER- s think the change Is a good one want to go through St Louis and stop about flee days at the Fair stay ing with Mr and Mrs Wagoner 3111 North Nowstead Ave St Louis advertisement in Blade and then on by the M K T road to Nocoma Texas where expect to meet Bro Hauser on Saturday August 27th and then go with him to his home TURNKEY BELIEVES NUCKOLS HAS LOST HIS REASON Behaves Strangely In His Cell and La ments His Vain Effort at Suicide It is the firm belief of the guards at the jail that Robert C Nuckols held to answer on charges of forgery and obtaining money under false pretenses has become insane They say ho fuses to stay In bed at night walks and runs about his cell yells and keeps the other prisoners awake lIe has not slept for almost five days and nights Since ho attempted to end his life last Sunday by cutting his throat with a small pen knife he has been acting strangely He mopes all day and will have nothing to do with any one He objects to every suggestion of the guards and at times appears to be raving mad The worst spells come at night when ho often becomes so wild that tho guards havo to force him Into his bed by main force after fierce struggles If let alone ho will runabout his cell at night like a maniac At times he refuses his food but at other times he eats ravenously He talks about his attempt at suicide and complains that he did not have the nerve to carry out his threat When the blood began to flowy ho says I lost my nervo and stopped A 9 l P Nucbols was n of high standing in the communityand was the treasurer of the McFcrran Memorial Baptist church He had many friends in business circles and was thoroughly respected The cause of all his troubles was dope and the lack of It Is what is the matter with him now said a man who knows him Ho was led to tempt to end his life by tho desire for dope because his troubles became multiplied when he felt tho effects The guards do not think it possible that he is only pretending to be sane In order to make such a plea In the courts They have seen cases of that kind and cases of real Insanity are not rare at the jail The above account from tho Cour f ierJournal Is another chapter In tho sequel to my story In tho Blade headed Skeleton- am going to press this story to Its end because Nuchols is a man who got his religious training under the man J Rucker the Prohibition ed itor in Georgetown who had me sent to the penitentiary for publishing cene literature tho literature being that I was exposing him for having taken from Atherton a big distiller 6000 for educating young men to the Baptist ministry and 1000 for build- Ing a Baptist church Atherton evi dently giving the money to assist him in a race for Congress and Nuckols having come from a very high posi In society mid church and useful ness by beginning as a whisky drink er Nuckols and I were clerks In two rival banks in Georgetown The only business dissatisfaction between me and the bank I was In the Deposit was when I insisted that owed the bank 750 and the Cashier Judge James Y Kelly then poor and now rich and still living In Georgetown said did not owe it and we had a quarrel about it and I told him would pay It to tho bank or leave the bankIn which I was also stockholderand I did pay It Judge Kelly was and Is a fanatical religionist of the Campbelllto brand and once in a personal discussion with me said to mo If the Bible said that Jonah swallowed the whale I would believe that just as now be lieve the whale swallowed Jonah He believed in Spiritualism which- exposed and ridiculed just as I did and now do religion and I was dls missal from that bank because I was an Infidel They put Into my place a man named Wolf who was a Christian Wolf stole 15000 from the bank and r r was put In the penitentiary at Frankfort anti was killed by a guard who shot him with n rifle when Wolf was attempting to escape My salary at Georgetown was 100 n month and after had been dis missed from tho Georgetown bank Judge Kelly recommended mo when did not oven know about it to Grin steno Bandley Bankers In Lexing ton telling them that they ought to pay mo 150 a month and on that recommendation the Lexington bank ing house employed mo Kelly knew that Grlnstcad was an Infidel and knew that my religious opinions would not hurt his hank Through all of this Robert C Nuck ols held his placo and was soon pro moted to tho cashlorshlp of another haute because he was a Christian and from that other bank ho ran oft with n bad woman and went to California leaving his wife and children and tak ing his wifes money never know or knew of but two Infidels who suicided and they were both most excellent nod exemplary of these came to see mo when was In tho penitentiary They left ono In writing and the other in a statement to a friendtheir reasons for their intended suicide and they were both printed In tho Blade They occurred about the same time neither knowing or knowing of the other one in the South and tho other In the North Each by singular coincidence explained that he was going to suicide because he was hopelessly afflicted with rheumatism and was a tax to his family each saying as was true that he left his family well provided for One blew his brains out with a pistol and the other took poison and In the interest of science carefully recorded all his symptoms as long as he could write Nuckols the Christian however who was reared and had lIved a Christian and was the treasurer of the big rich McFerran church wanted to get out of his misery but did not have tho nerve It takes nerve to be an Infidel and It takes cowardice to bo a Christian In the mean while we ore seeing some of the fruits of the religious training of tho man Rucker who had mo put In the penitentiary because my Infidel Prohibition p per did go and his Christian Prohibition paper would not go WOULD HAVE INVESTED HAD HE KNOWN PRICE Columbus Ga July 31At an all day meeting at Good Hopo Baptist church In Cattahoocheo county yesterday the subject of cotton futures was discussed nearly all day One minister in attendance said that if he had known last fall what the price of cotton would bo this summer ho would be richer by thousands of dollars now as ho would have availed himself of the information This min- Ister was alone in his position all the others condemning speculation One farmer a prominent Chattn hoocheo county Baptist said that he speculated In cotton last fall but that It was too fascinating and ho would advise his brethren against it It is said that he made 1000 out of uturesFrom Now York World FIGHT BEFORE ALTAR Father Hannay of St Agathas C Church Has Desperate Fight to Capture Alleged Poor Box Thief Armed With Knife Around an altar such as he had faced only a few months ago for his marriage service William L Rlloy claiming to live in Wilmington bat tied with Rev Father Hanny In St Agathas Roman Catholic Church Thirtyeighth and Spring Garden Streets on Monday He was trying to escape after being discovered as tho pilferer of the contents of the church collection boxes and when he found himself over matched by the sturdy priest ho tried to stab his antagonist Attacked Priest Father Hannay had literally drag ged the man to the main aisle of tho church when ho refused to tell what ho was doing behind tho altar His one desire seemed to bo to escape and ho struggled like a wild man to free himself When ho found this Impossible he drow the knife and made a wild lunge for the priests breast The weapon was knocked from his hand and ho was finally subdued as a policeman called by a spectator entered tho church Rlloys susplcous actions first at tracted the attention of Frank Dla mond who saw tho man apparently trying to get at tho poorboxes and as their contents have been stolen on several occasions he decided to calla policeman Meanwhile Father Hannay bad en tered the church and had been Inn i 1 ILLINOIS OlNIRAL RAItROAD 5550Louisville and to 7 f iAug 15 to Sept 10 19O4 f RETURN LIMIT OCTOBER 23 1904 INewReduced oneway Colonist and home seekers excursion rates to pointsmSouth and West first and third Tuesdays In each month FARMING IN THE SOUTH The Passenger Department of the Illinois Central Railroad Company le issuing 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At his hearing before Magistrate Boyer it developed that ho been married only four months ago His young became hysterical when ho was held under for further hearing MURDERER HANGS HIMSELF Made Rope of Sheet and Lifted Feet From Floor Chicago July 31After a week mental anguish during which ho continually wept Frank Beno dotto who murdered his wlfo fit of jealousy committed suicide In his cell In county jail today by hang- Ing himself Tho murderer made a rope of tho sheet on bed tied ono end around his neck tho other to the highest available point from the darkest cor er of his cell Then he lifted his IIirf Cw x i t a Via St Louis and the new line Kansas City and Via Kansas City and Tickets on Sale Aug 15 to Rates from yyour home request P Ark P TRAIN LEAVES 1300 OF OLD AMONG OLD iof 350 to Old 1904 W Ky t getting best hall wife ball a of and prayed during- a this and i X i feet from the floor and slowly strong led to death1tL fI It as Ufu ij this wife murderer was n praying jman Warsaw Ind Aug GTho Roy J E McCrory of Pittsburg who spoke at tho meeting of tho National Re form Association at Winona Lake this afternoon said Bishop Potter of Now York is a liar when ho states that the model saloon which ho has dedicated in that city will help the temperance cause Current Tele J tho Rev J E McCrory of PItts burg proved himself a black guard and a blatherskite when ho said The above Item and comment are from tho CourierJournal and now will somebody tell mo whero and what is the point In tho CJa com half Idiot could know that Mc Crory was right and Potter wronG and what is tho point of the CJs ro mark unless It was to make Itself solid with tho saloonatlcs The Blade In clubs of five only 4scribersletters from Rome ap ar