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393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 4 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to J certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink It believe iron the time It Issues from the tolled and poisonous worm t of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches ItSt do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without becoming prejudice against this liquid crime All ycu have to do Ic to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug glng at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It wrecked of the millions who struggled with Imaginary haveI produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the Jails of the the prisons and of the scaffold either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called ROBERT INGERSOLL Church and State forever separateGRANTIn t Is this gov founded upon the Christian elglonWASHINGTON and The divorce between Church State should be absolute Garfield WANTED Salesmen local and gen eral reaching the pump and well sup- ply+ trade on recently patented well specialties of great merit ills ROM Co Mi SW PARSON PREACHES A SERMON IN WHICH HE EXPRESSES MY VIEWSI ABOUT CHERSI Some one has sent mo a copy of the Danville Free Citizen of September 18 1903 In which Rev H M Brooks of Paris Ill expresses his opinion of preachers that in my judg ment Is just the truth A part of his sermon which occupied something over a closely printed page anti was all splendid was as I wish to pay my respects to the ministry because I belong to that class And I wish It understood that I am a friend to the preacher It there is a set of men on earth who are In need of friends It Is the ministry for they as a class are the biggest cowards on earth Besides they aro slaves My brethren blame me for telling tales out of school but I can not help It We are cringing cowering timid slaves who are compelled to surrender our manhood and be direct ed by men and women who belong to church because it is fashionable and would belong to an Infidel club just as willingly If It were equally fash ionable We are paid so much a year not for telling the truth but for telling what the people want to hear It takes us four or five days of each week hard study not how to present the truth but how to dodge It We fully understand that If we should happen to tell the truth It is our bus iness to apologize for having done so We fully understand that no man can preach for a rich fashionable congre gation and tell the whole truth and hold his Job It Is therefore the chief end of the preachers life to know how to please his congregation and- hold 4his job iVe t otwtat gr hascommeretallzed business inam monized tho church and hypnotized the clergy but wo daro not tell It We know that every time we preach a discourse we ought to take for a text am thine ass and there would be no one to dispute our premises We know that we are run by rich men many of whom have acquired their wealth by the most questionable methods and fashionable fools who have neither religious conception nor conviction but we dare not open our heads We know that the preachers in the past have been that is many of them have been great factors In the march of civilization but great preachers have always been scarce and now they aro all dead When we look about us wo are conscious of the fact that there Is not a great re former poet preacher or statesman on this earth today We are all well trained as the monkey who can go to the end of his chain and no farther Wo can preach about the latest novel or the Sunday baseball game but we dare not say too much on Temper ance righteousness and the judg ment to come We are permitted to preach that men and women must repent to an extent that be converted to a degree or they will be damned In a measure but wo must not say much about Justice mercy and faith Sometime ago I saw In the dally pa pers that a preacher In Cincinnati had come to the defense of football and I thought tp myself that If nine tenths of all the preachers should quit preaching and go to playing foot ball that tho country would be better off In the presence of the church wo are as truckling as ever a scu1l1nt was In tho presence of a preacher with a good place and a good salary was never known to have an original Idea or enter a protest against the oppressor of the weak We know that almost all crimes In the whole catalogue are committed by church members but we dare not speak with authority Think of such men and women passing on tho fitness of a man to preach Here Is the caste of a commltteo before whom I once appeared to havo them determine my fitness to fill the pulpit The chair mans Income was over thirty dollars a day from buildings that ho owned and rented for tho use of gamblers saloon keepers and prostitutes An other had an Illegitimate child that old but hewas over twenty years had reformed and was a very nice appearing man at that time Another had been In a mixup with a woman that was enough to make angels hide their faces and devils blush for shame Another had Just lost all his money t lIl fIr the election and was about to be Ion out of church not for betting because ho had lost all his money Another one of that committee was half a fool and he was the best one of the bunch We all know that the church Is no longer looked upon as a place of wor ship but as a place of entertainment not object to entertainment butIwant to go to the opera house where they are prepared to give It We all know that the ministry as a whore has never been on the right side of any great question till right In tho hands of a few tried and trusted friends has fought Its way to the front and then wo have always been around to receive the honor saying Look what wo have done A most Interesting query In con nection with that sermon Is how a man who knows the preachers and the church as well as Brooks docs can stay among such a gang If Brooks himself Is honest PROCTER Will Cause Consternation When His Strictures on Churches Appear Soon in Book Form In New York IThe clergy tho officers of this diocese and the many prominent mom bers of the Episcopal church here who know of the book which Is to soon be put upon the market by Mr Edwin R Procter are awaiting Its ape pearance with much Interest In Episcopal circles the determina tion of Mr Procter to publish the work has caused something akin to consternation The book the first volume of which is now ready for the printer deals with religion and In wMr Procter takes BEtand diametrical ly opposite to that of his brother and other members of his family Tho reason why Mr Procters intention to publish a book in which he ex pounds something like the theories advanced by Thomas Paine In his Age of Reason is attracting especial attention among the Episcopalians Is that Mr Procters family has for half a century been one of the mainstays of the Episcopal church In this vicin ity and he Is related to some of the most prominent ministers of that Procter is a brother of William A Procter the head of the Procter S Gamble Company who is known as one of the leading laymen of tho die cese and who has been active for years In advancing the Interests of his church in Ohio A daughter of Mr William Procter married Rev Charles Benedict pastor of the Episcopal church at Glendale and another daughter married Rev Paul Matthews a son of the late Stanley Matthews and a very distinguished Episcopal clergyman The Procters have also been instrumental In establishing Episcopal sisterhoods similar to those of the Catholic church It will be seen that Mr Edwin R Procter Is an uncle by marriage to two ministers Mr Procter the author has been at work for two years upon the book which Is soon to be given to the world but previous to that time he and his wife spent some years abroad studying the Holy Land and everything bearing on religion obtainable Mr Procter when seen last night At his home in Haddon Hall Avondalo said I do not think my book can be con strued as an attack on religion At tack is not tho word It is a protest against the Impositions which are be- Ing practiced on people and tells the story of religion from the earliest his tory of man What do your relatives say about your book was asked him I dont know what they say Is It directed toward any particular churchNo does not deal with any partic lar church It simply deals with the wholo proposition of religion Mr Procter will soon leave for the East to make arrangements for the publication of his book and will then go abroad Tho announcement that angels were seen to rise from a field in Ken tucky and float off into space arouses s suspicion that some of the colonels have boon Indulging In the dangerous practice of not taking their drinks straight Detroit Fea Press A NEWMIRACLE LIGHTNING STRIKES A CRUCIFIX ON MANS BACK It Is astonishing and disgusting to what lying means the Christians are resorting to to foist their religion on the ignorant superstitious people that they hope to dupe This time Its at Morristown N J up North where everybody Is Intelli gent and not Ignorant and lighted like us poor devils down South The Associated Press dispatches are circulating it everywhere with pictures of the man Tho pictures do not tally at all one of them having a perfect picture of the crucifixion on tho mans back and another paper having what you can scarcely decipher to be a picture of a cross on tho mans back But when you make up your mind to lie for the glory of God Romans 7 or to make a fool of yourself for Christs sake I Cor Iv 10 little dis crepancies of that sort dont amount to a hill of beans and just any old thing counts for they dont expect toI fool anybody but fools anyhow The accounts are not found merely In little crossroads country papers that havo to pander to religion but even in the New York Evening Journal one of Hearsts big papers aC man that I had hoped had sense enough not to believe In such rot and onlyghatas big a and as big a as ors generally are The account is as follows Morristown N J Aug GThe phy Klclans in All Bt tal were Kqazed when the t a nan rendered uhcouT bolt of Ifatnlng to find I of the Cru clflxlon burned k jack The man who was founProblT Abbott Par ker was picked up on Mount Kemble avenue during a heavy thunder storm Dr J B Oriswold immediately re hospitalohere der the eyes of the gray nuns and physicians who had been caring for the sick and wounded for thirty years There were largo streaks all over the mans back They began to sume a form of a cross and as the sisters and doctors watched the mar velous transformation tho figure be gan to grow more distinct and soon the image of Christ nailed to the cross appeared Tho nails in his hands and feet wore as plain as if they had been painted there Tho wound In the side can be seen and upon the head of Christ appears the crown of thorns as distinctly as upon the large crucifix which hangs directly over the young mans bed- Sisters Flocked to Bedside Surrounding the cross are streaks which remind one of lightning strik ing in every direction The cross extends down the spinal column sixteen PlaCelljInfigure hangs extends from one shoulder blade to the other At the foot of the cross are two large scars which take the appearance of rocks As tho picture became plainer the news was spread about the hospital and the Sisters flocked to the bedside of tho man to seo what they called a miracle Dr J B Griswold who at tended tho man said he had never seen such a transformation In his many years of practice All this took place while the man was unconscious and as the picture became distinct enough for every ono In the ward to see he began to come toISoon ho was able to and by the aid of two mirrors and candles ho was able to seo the plot uro on his back As soon as he rec ognized what It was he fell back on his pillow crying Ho declared It was a miracle that ho could not under stand When questioned as to whether he was over tattooed on the back he said he had not boon nor did any other part of his body bear marks that would indicate that such was the case Tho young man refused to tell who he was but letters In his pocket show ed that he was Abbott Parker of Mon mouth square Charlestown Mass Parker said that ho was an Episcopalian but in his early life had been I brought up as a Roman Catholic His father is a Congregationalist- Dr J B Griswold said that ho had made as careful an Investigation of Parkers case as was possible in tho circumstances and that he had found nothing to indicate deception When I first saw Parker said Dr Griswold his back showed a heavy burn apparently the result of lightning There was nothing remark able about the case then and after do ing what I could to relieve the man I went to my other patients It was about oclock that I was called and told of tho picture of tho cross which was then faintly apearlng upon his back Two hours later I again saw him and there was the picture com plete and perfect In its outlines DOWIES MAKE HEROIC RESCUE At Risk of Their Lives They Rescue Three Women from a Capsized Boat Chicago Aug 13In an ugly storm on White Lake in Michigan last eve ning John Alexander Dowie and his son Gladstone went out into tho heavy waves in their steam launch and rescued from drawing three wo men who has been thrown into the water from a capsized sailboat The women had been In the middle the lake and were tacking for shore when a heavy gust of wind turned the boat over The Dowlos wore sitting on the porch of Ben MacDhul their summer home and the Doctor was looking out the lake through his marine glasses when tho accident occurred Without welting for coats or hats both men ran to the beach untied their little launch and set out through the rough waves toward the scene When the launch reached the yacht all three women were clinging to the upturned boat and were nearly hausted While the senior Dowie balanced the frail launch the junior drag gel thV women everthoncWa ssgji with much difficulty thatatho refit was accomplished and several times the Dowio craft threatened to overturn and precipitate the rescuers into the water with the women Finally with every one aboard theI launch rounded and started for the shore The women were taken to Ben MacDhuI and in 4 short time were able to leave for their hotel One of them to show her gratitude essay ed to embrace Gladstone but the young man sidestepped and left the debt of gratitude unpaid That Is tho only Instance I over heard of In America whore a preacher had dono anything heroic The only other one that I ever heard of was In the Sandwich Islands by a Catholic priest named Damlen ASSAULTS GATEKEEPER Because He Refused to Allow Him to Enter Assembly Without Ticket Warsaw Ind Aug 17The Rev Baldwin of Marion a drunkard preacher assaulted Gatekeeper Brown employed by the Winona Assembly at andjenter tho park through the wagon road and without a ticket Baldwin was arrested and placed under bond to await trial The affair caused considerable of a sensation at that religious resort Without a single exception the preacher Is according to number tho very toughest citizen on the war path He used to confine his deviltry pretty much to rascality with women and ho has not lot up on any of that yet but ho has vastly Increased his reper toire of performances and If there is anything tough that the preacher alnt onto I would like for somebody to tell mo what it is ABOUT THE DEBATE Grady Ind Ter Aug 13 04 Bro MooroIt is tho third letter from you today so I hasten to reply Yes the nearest point to me on the M K T Is Macona I wrote you this morning that it might bo Red River would be so the ferry boats could not run but I do not think It likely to be so But I will keep you posted H A HOWSER Ponds on the wotormllllon crap how long I am going to stayI DR WILSON IN NEW YORKVISITS BISHOP POTTERS SUBWAY TAVERN SAILED FOR ROME ON THE 17TH Now York August 16 1904 My Dear Hughes That was a groat sendoff Mr Moore gave mo In tho last Issue He will mount a tall nag now and then when he talks of his friends I cant bo mado to feel that I approach In gersoll at any close distance The Immortals aro very very few and he is one of them While I feel glad at Mr Moores good opinion thero is ever a sense of littleness comes over mo in observing tho achievements and intellectual attainment of others But to other matters I arrived hero Sunday night and will sail tomorrow Monday I attend ed to all the details of my trip and at night went slumming taking in tho flowery the Italian Russian and Chi nose districts I had for company Mr H W Gardner wife and mother Mr Gardner is an old Cincinnati friend now at tho head of the Bankers and Merchants Business CollegeIthe largest Institution of the kind in tho city Ho was the gentleman who aided me so much in my visit hero last year and all those who en joyed my letters aro under obligations to Mr Gardner for much of their In terest and I should Include Mrs Gard ner too for she skips right along with usWell we went down by night In the foreign districts down where the people do business and live on tho streetsIt quite a sight and quito a smell In many places tho smell of human offal mingled with that of e moats sad gorU rind onions wt ost mo uown la5ro full of loose paper pa caylng vegetables and rubbish o uv ory description Tho pavements in many places literally black and thick with grease Hundreds and hundreds people are crowded into one build I lag and no matter how new and clean it may be at first in a short time it is reeking and vile Every basement is utilized and tho whiff that came from their open doors would make a zermicido of the first Now York you may step out of ono square into another and step in to another world Here are great mansions where people who do not know how to dispose of their interest rovol in luxury A square away and you are among the crowded tenements where the Russian Jew the Italian Chinamen or people of other national Ittlos huddle in squalor and filth Saint Rocco We went through Little Italy the most crowded Italian district We were now In an entirely different world by men and women The streets were beautifully and orilllantly Illuminated in honor of Saint Rocco You would wholly forget that you are In America An altar feet high was erected in one of tho streets It was all bedecked with silver and gold and numerous images lights etc The saint in wax was placed high up In tho center and the streets for miles were packed with Italians with hero and thero a sightseeing Anion canI was told by an American Italian that tho feast was an exact represen tation of the feasts held to this saint In Italy and that St Rocco is tho saint that euros any disease after tho doctors all have failed I asked him If Pope Leo had tried Saint Rocco and ho said ho didnt know and quick ly perceiving that my question was ono of doubt and ridicule he smiled and said Oh well this is a kind of custom and we just believe it because we believe it I couldnt help but think that his statement fitted exactly millions of others who pass for intelligent Last year tho big altar erected took firo and Saint Rocco molted In tho flames You would have to seo this sight to appreciate how rapidly America is becoming Europeanized You would think that you were transplanted Into another countryChinatown From Llttlo Italy we went to China town where tho samo transformation Into another world occurs The china men Is a credit to tho Russian and tho Italian His stores and shops arcI clean and there llttli of that awful smell Wo went Into the Oriental Cafe tho swellest In Chinatown nnd had a pot of tea and a chop souoy- i All the tables chairs and other fur ulturo were made of carved obony 1Inlaidwith mother of pearl An au tomoblle full of swell people stol1ped at the door as we were leaving and hear that It Is a cfrat resort There were several Taps at a table next to us We couldnt help but notice the difference between the JaIls and the Chinamen or even other foreigners for that matter It takes two to four generations to change the Russian Italian or Chin man but the Japs fall right Into our dress and customs Those we saw were good looking young folows nnd regular American dudes while the Chinamen retained his dress and pig tall and language Well after visiting their stores ntlll taking In a Chinese theater we went to Bishop Potters SubWay Tavern You have all read of this Lave which Bishop Potter consecrated to the Lord and to drink You were Impressed by reading In the papers that this tavern is a houso newly furnished and equipped as a saloon cafe reading rooms and aU the private accommodations in fact t a place where any man could take his wife and child and feel that he Is taking them to a respectable place Let me cure you of tho delusion It is not a tavern at all It Is just ono single straight lowerfloor room about feet wide and feet long just a common corner store roomln an old building About 15 feet from the front door a rude board partition crosses the room the partition lack Ing three feet of reaching the ceiling This front part of the saloon Is the ladles part There Is not a tabl In Itno place for a lady to sit dow except on the stool seats In front old soda fountain from which beer with all other kind of drinks were drawn There were six or seen women sitting on these stools A place was found for Mrs Gardner and Ira- mother who ordered soda but couldnt drink it on account of tho filth and smell about the place Mr Gardner and I went back Into the cafethe saloon part There were two old tables at which men were sit ting reading There was a big old cannon stove for heating mfashioned in winter The bar fixture r wore rJH rinrf greasy looking A but of teatngtefinn one of Linoln o curing either end The end fone wall was covered with newspaper clippings for and against this new business enterprise of Bishop Potters The floor was simply foul and thick with dirt and all along the bar I- tl looked like a hog pen and smelt f l was being soud the same as 11atall other saloons at 5 cents a glass and whisky at 10 cents a drink Women were not permitted to come back into the saloon part and it Is f a good thing they are not A man came in a little intoxicates and the proprietor or manager a young wouldbe Christian prizefighter by the name of Johnson refuse to let him hare liquor He began t swear a streak and said Bishop Potter sent him down there and he want ed a drink The manager orders him out and as he wouldnt oboth manager and sot cursed a blue streak calling each other bad names and tin aly the manager went bck and gota gun and threatened to blow the mans head off He got out The manager then explained to mi that the chief virtues of his place an that a man can get a free lunch there and sit all day and read If he so sires and that they will not sell liquor to a drunken man I said to him Why those are the rules observed by all decent saloon keepers and I cant see that these are special virtues in your case Be sides what Is the difference between a man starting to drink at some other place and ending up drunk In youi saloon and a man starting to drink In your place and ending up drunk In some other saloon To this he did not reply directly but said that it was their aim to encohrj- ago decent drinking and discouraging excess Then he asked me what I thought of the place That is a fair question said I and- I will tell you I tfilnk you have a fourth rate doggery with a particularly bad smell Ill bet you are a reporter was his reply- I would not have any one think that am exaggerating I would rather lean toward extollllng the place than misrepresenting It But what I saw Is the exact truth It is not a tavern or even a cafe in any sensejust a small corner roomstinking and filthy There are no accommodations for women or children not oven a place for them to sit except at the soda fountain It presents absolutely no advantage over any other saloon and is no differ r net from any other low doggery ex Copt the addition of the old dirty soda fountain The whole fixtures of the place could bo bought for 500 whllo all around In the same neighborly are saloons whoso fixtures are worth at least from two to ten thousand lars went to see them In order to compare and to be fair in my estimate of the holy Subway Tavern Bishop Potter Is building a great church to be caned St Johns the are 14 stones to go In tills church each of which will cost 2500 Think of It 350000 for 14 shafts of granite The church when completed will cost from 3000000 to 500000 Now think of the money being Into St Johns the Divine and the the little 500 doggery down in the Dow ory which ho consecrated to the Lord for uplifting the poor But I am putting too much time on the SubWay Tavern I can only compare my disappointment to one other I experienced al1ll that was when I went to Chicago to visit Rclchwald and discovered that his Gallery of American Freethinkers consisted of a lot of photograph jammed down Into a nail keg and an old soap boxTuesday Night- ani writing this letter before reo tiring Have spent part of the day out at Larchmont with dear old Dr Foote The doctor is holding his own though still an invalid He looks muc better than he did a year ago when I visited him and I think it will be a good while yet before that old Pres byterlan devil with horns and a forked tail gets him He is just a charming old gentle men somewhat of the old schooltyp and such as we see but rarely In these days Somehow we dont grow them any more I wish all of you could meet Dr Foote and It Is your loss that you hdvnt And since you cannot meet him In person get his book and meet him intellectually There are many of you who incline to a knowledge of medicine and physiology and it is well that all seek this most Important knowledge I believe that there is no general textbook on medicine so wel1 adapted to the requirements of the laity as that of Dr Footes His Is superior because he begins right at sexthe foundation principle of life He tells every one just what they ought to know and tells It sclentlflca Iand philosophically I left him re cTm hat I could nol ijaf longer tlntt nrbout to etutraa IlOle day or taro with him on my return Dr EB Jnis the same genial Ned and with his accomplished wife help lid to make my short stay very pleat ant The Ingersolls In the afternoon I called at the In gersoll residence on 21st street and met Mr and Mrs Farrell and Mrs Ingersoll and Miss Maud This was my first meeting with Mrs Ingersol and daughter and I found them Jus as nice and social as Mr and Mrs Farrel Mrs Ingersoll Is as Jolly as she can be and Just what you would expect of a woman who had existed In the genial atmosphere of the Col mel The whole family seem to e- xlist among pleasant memories They talk of the Colonel as if he was right there among them and somehow It seemed to me that he was there All about were pictures and busts of him hind all the household furnishings vhlch were home to him and which tie loved and upon which his eyes had often rested with happiness and tent I am Invited to visit with them at their home on the Hudson on m eturnand think I shall divide a day with thpm and with Mrs Cochran Mrs Henrys sister who resides lose by Btu I must get to packing my traps and so will say Goodbye You will not hear from mo again until reach Iverpool abqut the 25th I think I shall go out to the bar and get a Bishop Potter cocktail for a nightcap This is an entirely new rink I am told that at the Waldorf Astoria they serve the Bishop Potter cocktail only on Sunday mornings and they cost 50 cents up there They ont come so high where I stop Adieu J B W CONSTITUTION Of the National Liberal Party Adopt ed January 26th 1902 PREAMBLE Believing that all government should rest upon the consent of the governed of woman as Well as man and be evlng that men and women should d right not for a reward in some other life but from a sense of honor duty and justice In this life and be tying in the freedom of thought speech and press and believing In fearless search after truth regardless of opposition and believing that dl srsIty of opinion is natures wise jn- tent and toleration a necessity of social progress r and believing that en lightened roasonIs the highest trllm nal known to man and believing It t b0 th6 duty of every good man and J 1 woman to endeavor by all legitlma methods to emancipate as far as Bible our unfortunate fellowman from the bondage of superstition and fro1 the degrading beliefs in divine lation special Providence miracles threat and fear of an eternal punk ment and numerous other kindred tl luslons and believing that the Iro gross happiness and security of this nation depend upon maintaining Its purely secular character as laid down In Article of tho Amendments to tho Constitution and believing that all encroachment upon and dlsregai of this law Is a crlmo against secular government and should be stubborn resisted we adopt the following Con stltutlon Name Tim name of this Organization slur bo the NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY ARTICLE IL Objects The complete separation of Church and Stateby which wo demand the Taxation of Church Property the rogation of all laws favoring tho ob nervance of the State Sunday as a holy day tho use of public funds for sectarian institutions Bible reading praying and other religious exercises In the public schools chaplains In the army and navy and In our legislature and other state institutions the Jud clal oath of the courts and InaugUral ceremonies and in all other departments of government and simple nflli nation established in Its stead the appointment by the President or by Governors of the various states of igious festivals feasts and days of prayer the concession of privilege to any or to all religious or other 01 janlzatlons the Incorporation of the Sod or Savior of any religion Into the Constitution the establishment of diplomatic relations with the head or with the official authority of an church or religion or other violation ARTICLE I of the Amendments to the Constitution the restriction or suppression of free speech or free press at the behest of prejudiced put lie officials ecclesiastic or other tlsan power or authority ARTICLE III Officers The officers of the National LJbera Party shall be a President three Vice Presidents Secretary and Treasure rod they shall be elected annuallj hind shnJi hold office until thesu cesSI ted M LE iv 1 OutiM of OfficersrJ Section TJe Pz sidentahallapre- tide at all meotlngs Issue regular nual calls for conventions conven special meetings of the Executlv Board or of the membership when In his Judgment deemed necessary glv notice through the Secretary or hrough the Liberal press of eccles astlc encroachments upon the llbei ties of the people or other advice ai Meeting tho Interests and progress of the organization- Sec The First Vice President shall preside In the absence of the resident or by his request at any public or business meetingI Sec The Secretary shall keep orrect records of the proceeds of the National Liberal Party and of ItsExe utlve BoardIts rol of members heir full names and addresses an count with each member of amount due and paid receive all and membership dues and recolpt a once for the same conduct the gen iral and business correspondencefTid iso the Executive Board of all im ortant matter and informntlonre ding to his office and to the Interests of the organization deposit the Treasurer on or near to the first day of each month an itemized statement of his accounts with all e money in his possession and talcs re eipt therefore Likewise he Bjial take a similar monthly statemehjlf the President and Vice President other member of the Executive Board He shall also make a semi antaun statement of his office either private ty in one or all the Liberal potions to the membership at large i The books of the Secretary shall be open for investigation to any membci In good standing and they shall nol pass out of his possession except order of the Executive Board Sec The Treasurer shall take charge of all moneys belonging to the National Liberal Party on or near the first day of each month and give the Secretary a receipt therefore 1At the same time he shall render a flnan clal statment to the President and IcePrealdent or other member Iof- the Executive Board He shall also make semiannually a financial statement either privately or in onorbr all the Liberal papers to the jrehlp at large The books of the Treasurer shall be open for investigi tlon to any member in good standing and they shall not pass out of lfs possession except by order of the E iecutle Board Sec Tho Executive Board shall bo composed of the President ifico resident and Treasurer It shall have- the general business management do termlno all purchases eniploymo Investments appropriations suppllos and disbursements shape and outline policy extension of propaganda defense and provide ways and means for the Hamo ARTICLE An annual Congress shal bo the place of meeting to bo selectell either by the members In Congre assembled or by tho Executive Board Public notice shall bo given of tho Congress three months In advance ARTICLE VI Bonds of Officers The Secretary and Treasurer shall each give surety In a reliable hond company the premium to ho paid by the organization of not less than two thousand dollars and as much more as Congress or the Executive Boat may determine at any time ARTICLE VII Auditing Committee The Secretary and Treasurer shall present their books at the convenln of each annual Congress along with all bills and receipts and make ful1 report of same Immediately followluII tho reading of their annual reports tho President shal appoint an Audit Ing Committee of three members whi will take charge of thin hooks bill etc and make careful audit of the same and report their findings to the President who will lay their report before the Congress ARTICLE VIII Official Assistance No official of this organization shalj In his private capacity manage re Hot fund or raise donations for fund of any character relating to thj work or membership of this prgaplzn tlon All such proceedings must conducted by the ExecutivbBoard- ARTICLE IX Salary and Expenses of Officers No salary shall be attached to any office of this organization with excep lion of that of Secretary which steal bo fixed by the members In Congress assembled Other officers shall lie paid out of tho Treasury their ex penses of postage and their living am mileage when called In Executive Ses slon or upon any other travel deemed necessary by the Executive Board tin strictest economy at all times prevailing ARTICLE X Payment of Bills An order for the payment of bills must be drawn by the Chalrmai of the Executive Board upon the retary who will draw an order for samnpgn jho Treasurer who wll pay the same and fako Il receipt there for ARTICLE Membership Any person peaceably disposed arut In sympathy with the obfeptof tlili organization and who Is of credltnbli character and who Is upright In hi moral and business obligations may become a member by sending his or her name and address to the Secre any with the payment of the anniin fee Of one dollar The application for membership my individual against whom objo lions are raised must be referred the Executive Board which shall postpone acceptance or rejection until reasonable Investigation has been made ir submit the application to the nex annual Congress No member shall be suspended or relcelpishall he given a rtllcatcor Mom 3ershlp algried by the PresjdSnt ant Secretary ARTICLE XII The Ballot All members In good standing three months prior to the annual Congress whether present or absent shall be entitled to vote for the election of of leers or for any other measure ol eneral concern to the whole member ihlpAbsent members shall send their nlloffl toII qtv In Sealed en elopes with the word Ballot writ ten in thin lower left corner of the envelope A draft of the form of these ballots shall ho made by the Execu Ive Board and published In one or all of our representative Journals one month prior to the annual convention This printed form shall bo used or one similar to It In writing drafted by tho voter No other writing shall be enclosed In the envelope These sealed ballots shall not bo opened un tIl Congress convenes and the tim- counting the ballots has arrived After the third ballot for officials has been taken without election the otes of thin absent members shall be rapped and tho decision made by vote of the members In Congress as ambled ARTICLE Candidates Candidates for office who dessire to make known their candidacy to the membership at largo may obtnlna full list of their names and addresses tront tho Secretary All candidates may make known theIr can 3ldacytothn3ecrgtary and ithqjJze him to make lIt an juncemcait slt the Haropuln all rep scntatlvo journals lr L 11 VfNCJJjcTjRFACTORY Its not sentimentthat makes the most successful shots Winchester Factory Loaded Shells Its the re shootIsuits they give Its their entire reliability even ness of pattern and uniform shooting Winchester Leader shells loaded with smokeless powder are the nest 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 LTHE SHELLS THE CHAMPIONS SHOOT ARTICLE XIV Direct Legislation- In the interest of education gress equal rights and liberty to it shall be the aim of this orgahlzatlo to bring about Direct Legislation through the Initiative and Rcforei dunk that the peopleshall rule and pure Democracy succeed preset corrupt and oppressive reign of mono opoly and Citizenship of Woman Realizing the injustice of govorr mont without consent of thin goven cd and that nil enslavement and gradation 6f tho nilnd liberty and clt izonshtp ot woman cTtiually enslave aria tlegratles lier ring man It shall be the purpos3hid aim of this organization to usoall the mean within Its power to emancipate woo man from ecclesiastic domination and give her an equal voice with man all governmental affairs ARTICLE XVI Relations to the Press This organization shall seek to maintain friendly and cooperative lations with the Freethought pros and shall show no special preference for any In order to maintain this In partial attitude no editor nor otho person especially Interested in any Freethought publication shall be dig able to the office of Secretary or to those offices comprising the Executlv Board ARTICLE XVII Subordinate Bodies It shall bo the policy of the organ zatlon to extend Its influence throng mission work and tho development of subordinate branches ARTICLE XVIII Change In Constitution No change shall 16 made In this Constitution except by a twothird majority of the votes cast by tho members present and absent at tho annual Congress Notice of such change must bd filed with the Secretary two months prior to the gress The Secretary shall make put lie the same In one or all represents live Journals ASSAULTS GATEKEEPER Because Ho Refused to Allow Him tI Enter Assembly Without Ticket Warsaw Ind Aug 17Tho Rov Baldwin of Marlon a drunkard preacher assaulted Gatekeeper Browi employed by the Winona Assembly a t Winona Lake this afternoon and knocked him down with a brickbat be causo Brown would not allow him to enter tho park through the wagon road and without a ticket Baldwin was arrested and placed under bond to await trial Tho affair caused consld erablo of a sensation at that religious resort COTTON BELTS IMPROVED SER VICE BETWEEN MEMPHIS AND SOUTHWEST 1500 ro TEXAS AND SACK Train No 3 now leaves Memphis at r45 p in and makes a fast run to Texas It carries Pullman sleepers parlor cafe cars and free reclining hair cars Reaches Texarkana las Ft Worth and Waco several hours earlier than heretofore Makes direct connections from Paris Don ham Whltesboro Marshall Longvlew Palestine Austin Shreveport Beau nont 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 home seelcers tickets on sale first and third Tuesdays In each nonth ono fare llus2 for the round trip Stopovers both ways and 21 lays return limit SPECIAL On August and 23 and September 13 and 27 homoseekers ticketS at rate of 1500 for tho round rip from Memphis to Dallas Ft Vorth Waco Houston Galveston San Antonio Corpus Christi Brownwood imarlllo Quanah and Intermediate joints For full particulars and Texas hit rat rE time tables etc write E W LaBEAUME P T A Cotton Belt St Louis Mo r 125 Cincinnatii and Returni VIA QUEEN CRESCENT SUNDAYAUG Special Trains Leave Lexington 730 A Ask Ticket Agents for Partic ulars A Good Route to Try It traverses a territory rich in undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for Ilnghlstpbut not least it Is The 1iorTourlststest Between St Louis and Kansas City and points in Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and tne Southwest t Between Kansas City and points in Tennesse Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and Mem phis and points in Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the West and Southwest Full information as to route and I rates cheerfullyfurnished upon appli cation to any representative of the Company or to Paaaenger Traffic Department I Commercial Building I Saint I uls I TIS THE COMFORT LINE itt R cliningi Chair CansO- N THE POP- ULARHenderson RouteIBETWEEN LOUISVillEEVANSVillE ST LOUIS WEST AND SOUTHWEST it we are the Originator 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- teHabltIt will us ASK ABOUT IT +L J IRWIN CEO L GARRETT Qenl PIM Agt TraV Paw Agt t0 WJaLtr ICYI oc c 1jiL f t REV H M- BROOKS OF PARIS ILLINOIS ON THE CHURCH I have given you elsewhere In the Blade Rev Brooks opinion of preach era Ho calls them all kinds of liars and hypocrites says they aro preach- Ing for money and would all bo dels If they thought thoy could make moro money by It I agree with him in his eslmato of the clergy and I have said pretty hard things against them but Rev Brooks beats anything have over said After Brooks get through with tho preachers ho turns himself loose on the church and from his sermon In tho Danvlllo Ills Freo Citizen I take tracts as follows Second the church Never in the history of the world was thero a time when It meant so little to belong to church as it does now The church dying of unbelief It Is onthe highway to infidelity and the road seems ed as for the occasion Most chur chto members would rather think death ends all than think of meetf a Just God and give an account for ti rapidbecomingvery little and cares less what Christ taught on anything Indeed the Bib toho is looked on today as being out datean Impertinenceand people are called old fogy who believe it It believes or admits for the sat of argument that that part of the BJ bio Is true which requires no sacrifice but it has no use for that part of it that requires unselfish service for t good of all Anything it can do make a show it will do at any co but doing right in the love of rig is a thing that never enters Its mind And I had rather live that hone simple life of the Nazarlne who h adthe not where to lay his head I had rather go to some hollow and build me a log house the kind I was born and raised in Not long ago I read of a preacher New York who was worth twenty vohis millions of dollars Think of such a man being a disciple of Him who had not where to lay his head I once saw a woman stand in a tel s sionary meeting with five thous dollars worth of Jewelry on and eardt her make a plea for the poor heathen and Pauls language immediately canto e my mind Oh thou who art full ofE all subtlety thou child of hell wilt J thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord The church is always pretend that it is trying to reach the masse- while everybody knows that there is no truth in the claim The chur wants the classes It wants only thosq who have social and financial stands ing There is no place in any church in this country for the man with soclothes knIit but the New Testament teaches Just as plainly that a rich man cannot be saved as it does that a drudka cannot be saved Christ was born byn upa to ble church member could see Jesus today going along the street with hloItools they would turn their noses him and if ho should come into anytof our cities today and say again e foxes have holes and the birds of air have their nests but the Son Man hath not where to lay his head he would be arrested for vagrancy andy be thrown Into prison He associat but little during his personal minist with the rich and had he called disciples from among the rich ho would not have been crucifiedhAll the anathamas are against the rich or their families Some people tell us that wo must not talk of the rich and the poor for of stirring up class hatred but Bible speaks of theso classes and aliclasses wo It is very easy to see what is the matter with Brooks Ho was born i a log cabin and has never been able SIpeopleBrooks could get that Now Yo preachers twenty million dollars any kind of a scheme ho would do it as quick as you can bat your eyoy What Brooks says about the shamg and hypocrisy of the church is all s but ho Is in the church and the on DithatBrooks is right in saying that ti Now Testament teaches that a rl man cannot be saved It says that rich man can no more go to heav than a Campbelllto can go throw the knee of an Idol And yet Oodsar special pets in the Bible were men Abraham a rich man was call ed tho father of the faithful David and Solomon were rich tie tii If Jesus pushed himself into the society of the rich men Lazarus of Bethany and Zacchous tho banker and ale their grub and then damned thorn because they wore rich That story about Jesus going along tho street with his tools Is all papp cock You cannot find in the who Bible any statement that Jeaua ov did a days work and his whole life aa described in the Now Testament was spent walking around and doing net lag except ono time when ho rode on ono donkey according to one count and two donkeys at the same lime according to another account of the same ride the one donkey or two donkeys which over It was having been stolen from their owner by two of Jesus disciples by his order Jesus was only a common tramp and no preacher will dare to try to show me from the BIble that ho ev did any work All the pictures of him In Jerusa tern represent him as a dude with hisI hair curled and with soft white hands and tapering fingers like those of rich woman You cant find anywhere In the BIblo that Jesus taught anybody to work but ho said they ought not to work feJesus was burled by Joseph of Arlmathea a rich man I have seen whore old Joseph lived and ho seems have lived In good style seen the two graves In which nsJesus Is said to have been burled Thee one in which ho was really burled lywould cost when it was made about and tho one that they show for money and In which they claim was burled would cost when but t of6OOD What is called a prophecy of the burial of Jesus says And he mad it totat people that burled gJaround Jerualom haboMI r thehtat house of Lazarus a rich man who had the best house isstartwhole town and who seems toI owned the whole town and L0 arus lived In a good two story stoneB house the substantial stone remainsa 1Jbalancetwo sisters one Martha a good cook who staid in the kitchen and got up good grub for Jesus while he sqt In the parlor and talked to Martha and all of this was going oan nant tending to his business and there Is not an intimation that Jesus ever sawed a stick of wood for the coo e THE DEBATE IS KEEPING BUSY sgGrady Ind Ten Aug Bro Moore Dear Slr1 never ha haclnhad since the debate started I I havo written 100 letters In t last 20 days partssime 1000 miles away You don ow how hard It Is on me as I am a I poor farmer living on land rented from the Indians that is not the worst of it ofThere are lots of Infidels here but of them ever come to my fup they do is to push me and come see me and find out what I know You see that dont cost anything sometimes get disgusted at men who call themselves Liberals tie a around their tothen 11andofThey say send the money They of say Well send It So I sent 5 check for 25nJ lotedt apeisnt I am getting out of It has al all been this way since the InfidelsU tried to do anything here I cannot call them Liberals as they are thsolinenrnbowout to we concluded If no Is not too much to ask of you that would like for you to give us a lecture at Grady before going to Ryan benat as on August 26 you could give us say one lecture on or and one on Sunday then go and leycan get there Saturday you can us ono lecture on Sunday To Dr Beeler lives at Grady So if Naconaly on A Grady I T lecturehat e trulyathonLighmy are for me to get to Nacona on Friday August 26 as originally are ranged honw f and I hope tho friends and all parties Interested will come to Ryan I will spend some flays at St Louis and I will want some tine to rest fore I meet Wilkinson In debate orDEFIED THE POWER OF THE ALMIOHT- h AND IN AN INSTANT WHITNEY WAS STRICKENchDEAD Baltimore M Aug 15The tlo town of Allen Md In the southI ern section of tho state la in hlg state of pableWhitney one of Its most popular tea dentsIerLast night Whitney was talking to somo of his friends when he made tho declaration defy the Almighty to strike me dead No sooner had the words been iiion flooradeath resulting Instantly Whitney was a man of pronounced atheistic views but desplto tits fact he was a great favorite in the community was much sought after as a co Panlon I suppose that the big advertisement tho nigger Renfro got by defying God would make that a popular way of getting fame quick hut I had hard ly expected another case so soon es peclally as Renfros boom seems to have busted and we dont hear about him any more Of course I am not going to dictate to the Almighty about how to man age his own business as he Is older than I am but It seems to me he might turn his attention to bigger than such unknown men as Ren fro and Whitney I think I wear the bolt as the cham al pion blasphemer of America cant defy tho Almighty of course as I do not believe In the existence of any such party but I am Just going to away for a trip of some two thou a miles going and coming to argue diszit seems to me that If there Is Almighty and ho wants to show disapprobation of atheism he could effectually teach that lesson by knocking me out In some very gular way than by fooling away his time on people like Renfro and Whit soy that nobody ever heard of before d will never hear of again In a few weeks after the occurrence of the leged phenomena a saksome pea pie that there Is no God and In which thM am Bicontinuedon until I am getting on toward seven Almightydsome vonigger like Renfro or kill some com WhitneyhoIt may suit the plans of the partlcu rutn way would manage things If were an Almighty If had the management of the Al mlghtys affairs Instead of burning Sunday School children In the Irl quo Is theater andnn the Slocum would welt until that gang of Infl dels that aro going from all over the world to Rome to have a big powwow there all cot antler headway and I would strike the house with and roast every damned ono them and people would see that I was running this shebang and that I business As it is now that gang will go there and poke all kinds of fun at the AI mighty and have a good time and come back home again and then e very next Sunday the Almighty will strike a lot of churches with lightning and kill some preachers in e very act of praying to him and run a train oft of some bridge and drown two or three hundred Sunday school people and preachers and Its wonder that Its getting to be so that nobody Is skeered of the Al Investigation it will bo found usual that Whitney was one of these pronounced atheists that nov subscribed for any Infidel paper I am glad the Almighty Is kill g till of that brand AMENDMENTS tho Constitution of the National Liberal Party Mr Morgan Wamsley of Cincinnati proposes the following amendment To change In Article I the word party to the word league The article will then read The canto of is organization shall be the National beral League At the last Congress the amendments proposed and which will again como up at the St Louis Congress wore Change Article IV section 6 so aa t ccY 42 t to Include the Secretary as one of the Executive Board change Article VI so an to rend The Secretary and Treasurer shall each glvo surety In a bond company or other bond no coptablo to tho Executive Board for such amounts as tho Congress Executive Board may determine Tho article now rends that then a 1210YChange Article XVIII to read No ange shall bo made In thus Const tutlon except by a twothirds major membertgress notice of such change must bo monthka oIr 0 amendment to this Article la An by a unanimous vote of those present at the Congress when no such notice had been given The Congress meets In St Louis October 22 23 and 24th DOING BETTER NOW In the Blade of August a steely criticised an Infidel paper fo praisemious exercises a saloon In Now 1or City If a preacher does anything that good he deserves praise for It as mac as any other man does hut we nuts not praise him for encouraging vie I did not give the name of the per before and will not now That same paper In its next Issue Aug 20 has three editorials In It that I thor oghly endorse Their spirit Is good and sensible and are Just what I would write myself except that I am going to keep politics out of this paper and except for that I would print one or more of those editorials In the IIlad I do not know that It took any tno courage to put them In that Pape r and It would toile some such to pit them in this one because the cumstances are differentIBut they are such as would write ItI wrote on that subject and did notI confine this paper strictly to religious cussion- HE WANTED TO STUDY MUSIC NOT THE BIBLEt Dramatic Departure of a Japanese Student From the Cincinnati Bible SchoolI Cincinnati 0 Augtwas the finish of a amt at Gods Bible School ChiaeJapanese student of out heel tvo n In a struggle and flMBP school forever The Japs nauWns Shunzo Milan He admits he was brought lion from Japan freo of charge by the ble School people but says he had been promised he would be taught music and that this had not been he tried to leave the Institu lion this morning he found all the doors locked Then he tried to Jump out of a secondstory window but Sup erlntendent Bowman suddenly relented and unlocked a door The Jap student at once made his way to a newspaper office and told his tale of woe In rather good but broken English LAUGHLINFOUNTAIN PEN The Best at Price Sent on approval to responsible people Picket Companion ol never a source ol constant plessure and comfort To test the merits of Blue Grass Blade ai an adrertlslntr medium your choice of pulastrlessuperfor 300of other mskss for sjg UicsilltlsisIlrOssrsslMlVf bUIlt ddltlonaJen elgrptumngthevent eno youWve rubber mrlpn SIN j our erareo ol charge RememberThere No Laughtine orGentlemenssits ol roM UU6HLIN MFG Coe 400 Griswold St DETROIT MICH of to a WILL CIVE REPORT OF THE MOOREWIL orI INSON DEBATE IN THE BLADE 0Whether the debate between Rev Wilkinson and myself appears In book 1form or not I will have a report of It In the Blade through a series of numbers and lieu Wilkinson can also port It or correct anything that I may say that ho thinks Is Inaccurate the poyfull In the Blade but the salient features of argument and circumstance Itlso that those who read It may see that am trying to be fair Fertile Valley of the Mississippi While It Is true Oklahoma Indian Homorprotlcom alonkg open personahheretofore known as the St Louis Frlscawas thus making a territory In Missouri and Arkansas along the west bank of the Mississippi River accessible by way of St Louis The present service consists of p sengor train leaving Union Station 710 L m dally for Cape Olrardeau Luxor Carruthersvlllo and interme thne Cape Glrardeau accommodation leaf dailytSome years since perhaps a qua of a century this section was avoided by reason of want of development or progressiveness now however It Is considered equal as tho homeseeker and Investor may measure to Oklahoma Indian Territory or Texas The change In condition throughout was accomplished by largo governmental expenditure a progres slue people and extended railroad cilities promoted and maintained by Frisco System operating as It does nearly 700 miles of railway in immediate Mississippi Valley JASE HUGHES lezir tel JOB I PRINTING IS our specially Jtsc HUGHES lexlngioi Kg A FEW OF MY PRICES MENS BEST WATCHES 18Slze all In 20Year GoldFilled Screw Cases Prepaid Harapden Special Rwy 23 Jewels 35 50 Same 11 jewels 27 00 New Uwy 23 Jewels 29 50 John Hancock Jewels 25 00 Dueber Watch Co 21 Jewels 50 Same 17 jewel It IS 10 Dueber Grand 17 Jewels 13 Same 15 Jewels 10 60 Same 7 jewels 82G Elgin Verltas or Waltham Vanguard 23 Jewels 32 50 Father Time or Crescent Street 21 jewels 25 00 B W Raymond orloA Tracy Premier 17 Jewels 22 Wheeler or Bartlett nlckle movement 17 jewels 14 Same gilt 12 50 Same 15 jewels 10 60 Santo 7 jewels 60 All the above 350 less In Sllverlne Cases Prices of 16 12 and 0iIze Watches will follow DIAMONDS Do you ever pick up Diamonds do You can do so If you will order me There are many brokers In Chicago who sell Diamonds according the amount loaned on them some full value some loss If you are not a judge It would not be safe for you to buy them I am a Diamond dealer of 40 years experience and pick up bargains for my patrons al most dully Order of me and save money Send me your pearls for val uatlon Price lists of watches ring gauge and my great little tract The- Ism In tho Crucible free OTTO WETTSTEIN La Grange Cook County I loss than 30 miles distant from St Louis cropsInvariablyextensive and resourceful partlcularsAddress Passsenger Traffic Depart mont Frisco System Saint Louts bro FOR SALE Nice country grist mill Food and feed In fine farming country In Chip pots County miles from city Chlppewa Falls Vls Splendid water wer double stand rolls on wheat double stands on rye and buck wheal pair high roller feed mill all In good running order For full de scription of property call on or write TILDEN ROLL MILL Chippewa Falls W FOR SALE acres of coal on Green River near railroad In Kentucky 20000 acres Florida Pine Land Two Orange entered In Florida Ited States Land For lease a vein of Fluor Spar mixed with lead and zinc practice law In all the Courts ISSAC H TRABUE Punta Gorda Fla Worlds FairVia QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE excellentnaSoutheast For Information address E Clarke T P A or II C King P T A 89 E Main St Lexington Ky CHRONIC INVALIDS Many discouraged Invalids can be cureid by proper treatment State byletter to DR ENGLENARTSPECIALIST EfU Over fifty years practice I3J Corpus Christi Is the best and safest Heath and Pleasure Resort on thefCum CcseLCoolsummew Mild Winters Makes Life a Pleasure i Here tfD THE ORIE TAlHOTELMERRIMAN FIRSTCLASS SERVICE Center of City One block from Beach Rates from to 2 per day ALLEN JOHNSON Proprietor CORPUS CHRISTI TEXASfLEXINGTON EA TERN RAILWAYIii irNoEx Sun Lv Lexington 745 a mI25 p m Lv wlnchester25 a m310 pm Lv Clay City 913 a mJ5S p Ar Natural Bridge 954 a m435 p m Ar Torrent 1006 a m 440 p m Ar Jackson 1130 a m615 p m No Dally ExSun Lv Jackson 225 p m625 a m Lv Torrent 347 p m747 a m Lv Natural Bridge 401 p m801 a Ar Clay City 430 p m837 p m Ar Winchester 520 p m923 a m Ar Lexington 605 p ml0l0 a m Trains Nos and run dally other trains dally except Sunday Trains Nos and makes dose con necllon at K Junction except Sun JTrainsJunction with 0 for Mt Sterling connectiondBcattyvllle Ky CHARLES SCOTT P A SAINT LOUIS i TO THE ENTIRE t SOUTH AND WESt I SERVICE AND EQUIPMENT IN KEEPING WITH MODERN IDEAS AND EXECUTIONf MISSOURI KANSAS ARKANSAS TEXAS INDIAN TERRITORY OKLAHOMA For descriptive matter through schedules anti other needed par tlcnlorft address H McGUIRE 3e STREETf ljlr q r iiO v C CHRISTIAN KINDLY BUT MISTAKENLY GRIT ICISES THE BLADE Watertown Win Aug 16 1901 Editor Blue Grass Blade Dear SltIf you will pardon the li- bI erty take In writing you should like to make a few remarks regarding re ligion and the Blade Matters relating to religious jects are seldom viewed In an unpreju diced manner be the viewer a matic theologlst or be ho an Infidel It would seem that an Infidel free from the bonds of theological dogma could let his eye be single and view the beliefs of all men In a most optimistic manner But the spirit of the Infidel at least of the Blade seems to be a spirit of condemnation toward all opposing beliefs seems to be to brand each and ovary little error as a rotten plank In tho platform of his opponents belief falling In his limit ed vision to see the great good such a belief may do In spite of a few bad things It leads to No matter how evil these latter may be feel confident In saying that a little reflection will show that the good far outweighs the evil Oh how befogged must be the vision of the poor duffer who can see the good only In that which belongs to himself he Christian or Infidel When he becomes too devout In hi belief beware of him I have generally found him full of malice hatre- and envy- I hope the latter two statements will not be Interpreted as personal lections They are not meant that way In some respects I believe th e Blade as deservlnng of praise thong In others It takes on an extremely pessimistic view of opposing belief not giving them their due credit Yo f condemn the Christian faith Are you 1working for the benefit of mankln- as no doubt think you believe so doing Let us look at the Christian faith for a moment and see what It really is According to the latest develop ments of scientific theology the Bible upon which the Christian faith Is based Is not what we supposed It was From the study of various or perhaps better said the compar- i tive study of religion wo find there are other faiths as good as thor i ough and as well founded as the fF Christian fttHh FrourTrvstuay ntrnI historical side of the question we that the Bible was neither an inspire- book nor an accurate record of the history of the times but a mixture of history folklore and fiction Never P theless the Bible has a historical foun dation and I dare say the book con thins much from which everybody be ho Christian or Infidel can get ex I cellent advice regarding the habits of his dally life A careful perusal or the teachings of Jesus even though ho was a more tal man like the rest of us show that he or his author was a man unusual ability His teachings abound in uable truths in many of which the significance could not be conceived un til centuries later To mention just one instance let us look at the law of heredity We could conceive of nothing of that sort until Christ hadII been dead a good many long time yet he made use of that law when he said The sins of the fathers shall be visited upon the sons even unto the third and fourth generation The Bible would give us the impression that this was done directly by the r hands of God Today we say it Is but the expression of a natural lawrand modern scientific theologians say that this natural law is the expression of the will of God that we do the wills of God when we act according to nat ural law Call it what you will that t modern view embraces the broadest finest idea of God an idea consistent with the teachings of science and comImon sense That Is the coming Christ tian faith What has It been In tne past HIsI tory and comparative religion tell u that It was a necessary in the history of the race Has it of any value in the past We mayt kr answer that in the good old e fashion by asking another questions Has not the greatest progress cation and human development been made in Pagan times in some lands bnt will that compare at all with thea progress of the middle ages when the church fostered and led on education and literally dragged our AngloSaxon y forefathers out of the mIre of barabr greatrtured it up to that point where it could take care of Itself You may say that we have now outgrown the Christian faith that weh need it no longer Let us seenAn analysis will show this faith like all others to be based almost en tirely upon psychological laws It Is a faith which appeals to the emotions Had it been based upon reason or thetI Intellect It would never have been acw dH Ir ccpted It is something that appeal directly to the feelings Man was given a God most good yet extremely wrathful for a master and It was nee ossary to have just such a master t o spur him on to civilization ThIs master would punish tho wrong re ward the good and in him were bodIed the qualities of faith or onfl dcnce coupled with fear hope and love To strengthen the power of these emotions man was asked to pray In other words to express his emotions that he might nurse them to keep them warm The emotions are ox tremoly powerful Without confident in your ability to walls even you m Infidel friend could not move from that place where you now stand a has been proven by the psychology of hypnotism Then think of the power of love Is there anything more pow erful Again let mo ask you to think of the consolation a poor old moths who has perhaps lost her only child can got out of n hopeful prayer and so on Do you think such a religion would not gain followers and help Its followers onward to a higher life dur Ing a period In the history of clvlllza lion when they were unable to reap such benefits from any other soutco Do you not think such a faith could bo valuable even now or could over cease to bo a blessing to the mul titudes Woe the day when our emo tions have ceased to have any more influence upon us and when we have nothing more to appeal to them- s The Christian faith Is today under going a radical change It Is adapting- Itself to our needs and the future will see us with broad optimistic concep tions of God and a faith that is based upon reason and the higher ethical emotions emotions such as are awakened by good music great paintings 1and great thoughts Very truly- VICTOR HAW ttI am continually soliciting Chris tian correspondence with this paper not of course admit that I 3condemn all opposing beliefs I do not condemn you and you will find In many issues of the Blade that I demn some Infidels I do not brand every little error as a rotten plank etc It would take too much time even were Iso inclined- Nevertheless I have my faults and there Is perhaps more or less truth partman r what ho really believes though real beliefs hjiyo many times done great harm A greater ram age comes from fromddo not believe You mistake the meanings of the words optimism and pessimism Optimism is a school of philosophy that says all things are for the best and pessimism is the reverse of optis ism I am neither an optimist nor a pessl mist because some things are for the best and other things are for the worst I condemn the Christian faith no merely because It Is an errorand errors should be condemned but b cause It is an error that has done doing and will continue to do gran harm to the world and those who really believe Christianity if there are such are if possible even worse than those who merely pretend to believe It In thus condemning the Christian religion I am working for the welfare of mankind but merely condemning what is wrong Is a long way from doing all that Is good to be done If all the evils in the world were there would still remain good things to be done You say that scientific theology has that Christians dp not now think the Bible Is what they formerly thought it was May It not then h thentthink the Bible is what they now It Is You talk just like an Infidelso so that I can hardly discover tplainly are a Christian You say that there are other faiths just as good as the Christian faith If his be so why are you a defender of he Christian faith any more than of of the other faiths Mohamme danism for instance If these other faiths are as good the Christian faith the Christian religion cannot be true because that claims to be theonly true religionj If the Bible is the uninspired glomerate that you say it Is why is it any better than any other book thatI teaches errorstThere is some good advice in thet Bible but there is an Immense amount that is bad Tho teachings of Jesus some good things In them but of the worst ever uttered by any teaches that ever lived You aro fearfully wrong about Jesus beIng the author of any new idea on heredity Jesus never uttered the sen you Impute to him but that said In the 20 chapter of Exodus 1491 years before Jesus was born Tho law of heredity is simply a fact In the nature of man and of other aniI tnals that almost anybody of any agoI and experience and common judg moot has discovered from personal oh servatlon Almost anybody can see that the d fects moral and physical of parents are transmitted to their children and there is not a single Idea on tho sub sect that any scientist has gotten from the Bible I never heard of any scientist who claimed that he had gotten any seta tlflc Idea from the Bible On the other hand believers In the Bible used to burn scientists at the- stake because the scientists did not believe the Bibles Where for instance in the Bible did Edison Roentgen and Mergcnthal or get their ideas If God mattes people suffer for the crimes of their parents God docs wrong according to the decisions of all tho civilized courts in all the world for all the laws of all good lawmakers recognize that no man should be made to suffer for the sins of another and much less for the unavoidable defects of another The coming Christian faith will be Juit whatever Infidel science teaches It If there will be any Christ flan faith in the future Your sugestion that the greatest progress in education and develop moat has been made under the lead ership of the church is contrary all o history Of the 1600 years that have been since Constantine started the Chris tian religion there was n period of about 1000 years when the Christian religion was supreme over Europe and that period is known in history as the dark age because through that 1000 years all Europe was wrapped in moral and Intellectual darkness We dont have to go back to thoso times that we cannot personally know about to see the comparative merits jf Christianity and Infidelity We have Christian Russia today the most despised nation on earth and Infidel Japan the most admired nation on earth No faith in anything can appeal to the emotions Faith is merely a mat ter of evidence and testimony Faith is simply another word for belief You can induce a man to say that he be lieves this or that by appealing to his emotions especially the emotions of cupidity and hate and jealousy but you cannot make a man believe the thing by appealing to his i right in your Intimation that man who uses his reason or int lll not be a Christian It certainly seems strange that an extremely wrathful God would be the kind to make good people when an extremely wrathful parent would not be the kind to make good children You cannot couple fear and love No human being can love any man god or anything else that he fears It is not my confidence that gives me the ability to walk but it is my ability to walk that gives me confi confidencetI ignoranta Itthas not been my pray ing people were any better than those who are not and if you will read the newspapers some you will find that some of the biggest rascals in the world are great on praying There are good people who believe or pretend to believe the Christian religion but I never knew anybody that I thought was made good by be lieving the Christian religion Christian faith Is undergoing change just as Infidelity eCposes Its errors and forces it to change Good music great paintings and groat thoughts are appreciated by fidels just as much as by Christians MISSIONARY LIE EXPLODED For years I have heard and have printed in the Blade supposing it to be true a story told by Christians for the purpose of showing the relig ious superstition of the Chinese to the effect that they stick little sticks of incense down in the dirt In flowerpots in their rooms and worship the burning sticks I thoroughly believed the story as sedating it with the burning of In cense in the Catholic church My wife and other members of my family have Just returned from Atlan City and brought me some of the Chinese incense sticks and the explanation of their use and I have made my mind never again to believe missionary on any subject There are many Chinese shops in Atlantic City and not only the nese shops but all other shops In the town burn these incense sticks and thousands of visitors of all kinds carry theso Incense sticks burning In their hands on the famous Board walk at night They are burned to keep off mosquitoes and at the same time they make a pleasant fragrance- It is exactly the samo thing that 4 l the Catholics burn In their Joss houses but tho Catholics bum so much of It that both the smell and tho smoke are unpleasant We do not have many mosquItoes at Qtmkcracre but the night after my wifeothat that night there wore more there than had ever known and that was before they had opened their trunks and I had not even heard of the in cense sticks Then my daughterln law gave me the incense sticks and eatnto try them on the mosquitoes We did not see or hear a single mos qulto while the stick was burning and only one a few minutes after the stick had burned out and we sat a quarter of an hour longer Tho sticks are about Inches long and the size of a timothy hay stalk about Inches of the stick having no Incense on it and that part being In tended to stick in anything the dirt Ina flower crock being most natural There is no blaze to It One stick burns about a half hour and a pack age costs five cents and the package had 17 in It Children and grown people love to carry them and many thousands of them are burned at Atlantic City and I will stick them In the flower pots in our house though it is all screened and I will be worshiping that burning incense just as much as the China man does In China and suppose they will soon be become a common and inv expensive luxury in America in the warm weather especially And thus another missionary lie is nailed It is the only one that ever fooled me but no missionary will ever fool me again because I now under stand that just anything a missionary says is a lie and I have been In heath en countries and the heathen have more sense and better morals than the missionaries have The bunches of Incense sticks are put up neatly In packages of red pa per like that used on fire crackers and have gilt Chinese writing on them I suppose giving directions for using them though I havo not yet read the directions on mine MoralNever believe anything that a missionary says HE WANTED TO STUDY MUSIC NOT THE BIBLE Dramatic Departure of a Japanese Student From the Cincinnati Bible School Cincinnati 0 Aug Thrilling was the finish eta small sized war at Gods Bible School this morning when a Japanese student of the school won out in a struggle and left the school forever The Japs name is Shuuzo Mitanl He admits he was brought here from Japan free of charge by the Bible School people but says he had been promised he would be taught music and that this had not been ho tried to leave the Instltu tlon this morning he found all the doors locked Then he tried to Jump out of a secondstory window but Sup erintendent Bowman suddenly relented and unlocked a door The Jap stu dent at once made his way to a news paper ofllce and told his tale of woo In rather good but broken English I suppose it is common for Christian missionaries to tell lies of that kind to heathens in order to get them to embrace the Christian religion Of course no Jap who has any sense and who sees Christianity as it Is now displayed by Russia would want to become a Christian CAMPBELLITES TRYING TO BEAT THE TAX MAN Suit is being brought by the Sheriff against Hamilton College in Lexing ton for taxes for the last five years that institution having declined to pay taxes on the ground that it Is arc ligious institution- It is Just an ordinary female lege Some time since the church that runs that college was sued for taxes on a house that It was renting out They claimed that tho house was their parsonage but it was a fact that the pastor of that church was living in his own private house If they get that college exempted from taxation on the ground that it is a religious institution I am going to try to get all the property used in printing the Blade exempted from tax ation on the ground that this is a religious paper CAUGHT THE HAT BUT LOST LIFE Madison Ind Aug 17At Hanover Landing this afternoon a hat belong ng to the Rev Mr Collins a young Christian minister was blown out to the river Mr Tony Huber a stander Immediately swam out into the stream and picked up the hat with witch he started bath to shore but hIs strength failed or cramps sot In and ho sank to the bottom of the river The body was recovered OZNTRAL RAIL ROADILLINOIS Ny 5550 Louisville California Returnandi Aug 15 to ept 101904RETURN LIMIT OCTOBER 23 1904 Through personally conducted excursion sleepers to California Texas New Mexico and Arizona twice a week Reduced oneway Colonist and home seekers excursion rates to points South and West first and third Tuesdays In each month FARMING IN THE SOUTH The Passenger Department of the Illinois Central Railroad Company fe r Issuing monthly circulars concerning fruit growing Vegetable gardening stock raising dairying etctn the Statoa of Kentucky West Tennessee Mississippi and Louisiana Every Farmer or Homesecker who will for ward his name and address to the undersigned will be mailed free Circu lars Nos 1 to 11 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 OUT IN CALIFORNIA The Triennial Conclave of Knights Templar will be held in the Fall Thousands are Its a time There is ifStlrteprevent your taking advantage of the exceptionally low rates an nounced for this occasion i THREE ROCK ISLAND ROUTES theR I Via Memphis through 1 GEO H LEE P A Little Rock Ark fJ H McGUIRE D P A Clnclnatl Ohio t r r JI WHEN YOU ARE AT THE fAIR rl At St Louis this year be sure and stop with Mr and Mra4 r j W C Wagener 3111 North Newstead Ave y You will find everything Neat Clean Homelike and Welcomes 1 by Liberal Friends Rooms or Rooms and Board at very rea t 1 i sonablo prices t Mr and Mrs Wagener will take great pleasure in 2 you acquainttod with other Liberals who visit the Fair and r stop with them or In the vicinity t You will find the editor and publisher of the Blue Grass Blade i i at Mr Wageners if we are fortunate enough to visit the Fair t I DONT FORGET THE ADDRESS but take this paper wlthY you Write thorn for particular Ic W C WAGENER v 3111 North Newstead Ave ST LOUIS MO Thats all right What more glory ought any man to want than that of having saved the hal of a preacher J But did anybody ever hear of a preacher jumping into a river to save the life of anybody or to savo anything for anybody else WIDOW OF LATE ROBERT INGERSOLL GETS DECISION Seeks to Recover Large Sum Due for Services Rendered by Mr Ingersoll Boston Aug 1SMrs Ingersoll widow of tho late Robert G Ingersoll of Now York has been given a favorable decision in a suit to recover a largo amount for services given by her husband as attorney in tho settlement of the estate of Andrew J Davis a wealthy copper mine owner of Mon tan 1 JUdge Putnam of tho United States Circuit here today ordered continued reIstr i 1l to IIVia IIBERALflEADQIMTERS WORLDS making tho estate The decision ties up 600 000 of funds pending a disposition of Mrs Ingersolls suit The action was Instituted last year against J A Cor am of Lowell J H Layson and others engaged In settling tho Davis estate i WILL GIVE A REPORT OF THE MOORE WIL KINSON DEBATE IN THE BLADE r Whether tho debate between RevI Wilkinson and myself appears in book form or not I will have a report of It In the Blade through a series of num bers and Rev Wilkinson can also port It or corr anything that I may say that lib thinks is Inaccurate the Blade being sent him free for tho time Of course it could not be printed in full In the Blade but the salient feat ures of argument and circumstance and incident will be given and It to my interest t to have it J who rOad it may see that IWOUldbO to be fair f JI tit hr