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Ie r Jr 1 JlI8ft ter r 1 I BLUEGRASS BLAIR t EDITED nJ A HEA11Iih1 rkcrSft ST OP GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANOL lIst slap VOLUME XIII NUMBER 28 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY SEPT 11 E M 304 S100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE IsSue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscriber 50 cents each 250 for five TermsL00 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five New cubscrlbers sent one year for 250 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address vIse this office giving your old as well as the new address t When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old subscriber The address slip on the paper Will show expiration of subscription and fcteokss te ycriber pays jT7drlptions to this publication are Hot discontinued at expiration unles so ordered oy the subscriber Tbe courts invariably hold a subscribe responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers eived until the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered discontinued Office of 155 W Short St Lexington Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLE1 ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to J certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink It believe fron the time It Issues from the tolled and poisonous worm of the distillery until it empties Into the lien of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without becoming prejudice against this liquid 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 ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bVead of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing 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 G INGERSOLL Church and State forever f separateGRANTIn Is this ernment founded upon the Christian t WASHINGTON feJThe divorce between Church jid State should be absolute Garflild If WANTED Salesmen local and gen eral reaching the pump and well supply trado on recently patented well Bppclnutcs of great merit Hllla Ross Co Medina Wla j THEDEBATE ANDI BETWEEN REV WILKINSON MYSELF AT RYAN IND TER Has Been Conducted With Pleasure and Profit to Myself and lIeve with the S to all did and Competent People Who Heard It Whether Infidel or Christian Including Rev Wllkli son Himself In giving an account of tho discuss between Rov Wilkinson mid myself at Ryan Indian Territory beglnnln Monday night at 830 August 29 allli ending the following Thursday nigh with two sessions a day of two hunt each making for each of us 14 speeches of a half hour each or 7 hours for each of us I want to wrlto so that Roy Wilkinson and his friend and my friends and our mutual friends whatever they may think or say one or both of my Judgment In tho matter will at least give me full credit for my sinceroity in what I sal and I say this with the understanding that tho Blado is to exchange with tho Gospel Searchlight the pape of which Rov Wilkinson is an editor with one or moro of his brothers who are also preachers and with the Intention of reprinting from his paper In full what ho should report about tho debate and of giving to him any and all opportunity this paper absolutely wlthor tsarIn restriction oven though dlspa personal to mo anything that from accident or preference he may fjnto say in his ovn paper- Soon after the begfeRlng of my ply to his openin s hhO havint- thpafilrrnntlYe t tJnhe politely regtlestedthat fthou d not refer Ito him as Revereitlan in stance of good taste for which I com mend him and which r would com mend to others of tho clergy so that I will speak of him as Mr Wilkln son or perhaps abbreviate that not through any purpose of discourtesy but for brevity In tho many uses of his name that will be necessary In this report- Some persons thero called me Doc tor and one old and venerable and learned gentleman who had come from some place In Texas 450 mile away that being a State in whlc there are cities 1200 miles apart apologized for his insistanco on call Ing ino Judge saying that was thr title that ho thought naturally and properly applied to me while he precated tho use of the word Brother that I prefer as my only prefix hi saying that that ward had been so abused and so misapplied that he was not willing to call me merely Broth er Moore Of course to the complimentary pretences of all such I most respectfully defer though I would not court such titles and really think it possible that they might to some extent do me injury though such titles are given mo by those who are really my could of course be no im propriety in calling Ingersoll Colonel becauso ho was actually a Colonel in tho Federal service during the civil war I being a noncombatant through that war doing good as occasioned served to each side and most for tho Confederates as tho most needed as Istance would decidedly prefer to be recognized as one of tho very few Centucklans who aro not Colonels ecauso that tends to put mo in a lass my myself a distinction that ms given mo whatever of fame I may lavo been born to achieved or had thrust upon mo So that while altogether I am der the impression that the clergy as a general thing court and accept heir high sounding titles simply a gratification of their own personal vanity though opposed to their own eacher who is reported to have said Bo ye not called Rabbi I can real ize now perhaps moro fully than be ore I personally met Mr Wilkinson hat there may bo some preachers who really do not like the title Reverend though I believe wo all understand that newspapers believe that all preachers the occasional disclaim- Ing to tho contrary believe that preachers feel llattored to bo called Reverend and other titles of comp mentary distinction and that in tho usual pandering of newspaper to the clergy tho very fact of a preachers disclaiming any desire for any rov crential title is tho very best way for him to secure that title the same time it Is but fair that IAt say that the fact that new of tho ordinary secular kInd do not pander to preachers is evince by tho fact that an exceedingly mon item of news in all secular news papers Is the exposure of priests amI preachers for a great variety of crimes especially thoso of a nature that they aro said to commitI I had never heard an oral debate of any kind religious or anything else until I was personally a participant in this one and had never read any religious debate except the three In which Alexander Campbell my preceptor in both myt classic and my theological college courses had bated wltlxOwen Rice and Purcell respectively Infidel Presbyterian and Catholic and these were read year ago when I was preparing myself for tho ministry of tho Christian or Campbellite church and tho latter name of which I a few times used InI tho debate with Mr W only to tinguish tho sect of which he is a minister and of which I formerly was from the other religious sects all of which coma under the general nan of Christian I made this explanation in my cent debate and showed that I woult oven now as much as when I was a preacher be prejudiced against tho name Campbellito because my con tention is that my grandfather Barton W Stone an exceedingly modest and greatly loved man established that church which is to this day the most advanced of all orthodox churches In 1803 and that Mr Campbell neve came to America and thus for the first time heard of that church untl 1811 when because Mr Campbell ambitious for fame he systematical wrested rom my grandfather the ills i1Ivance of any orthodox church the or now existing and that Mr Camp bell gained this undeserved lOadershl in this church but have emphasize In its doctrine and unwritten creed the dogma of baptism tor the mission of sins a teaching tha Stone recognized as New Testamen teaching but which Stone regarded as ho should have done as a very unimportant matter and to whlcl Campbell gave such accreted prominence that this doctrine of baptisn got to be almost tho whole engrossing distinction of the sect that Individually generally bears his name though a great centennial meeting of that church last year at Cane Ridge in Bourbon county Kentucky atI which the crowd was reported to bt from ten thousand to fifteen thous and indicated that the silent and un complaining merit of my grandfather who was also a teacher and a schol arly man and more loved than any man who ever lived In Kentucky wore again asserting themselves and that ho would ultimately be recog nlzcd by tho Christian or Campbell He church is truly tho founder of that religious sect which of course will only bo regarded as a sect like the others notwithstanding its protests to the contrary Under these circumstances it will be easily understood as I explained In debate at Ryan that I do not use term Campbellite invidiously as it was at first used but rather that I use It against my own very natural preju- dIces and purely to distinguish our particular sect that calls Itself Chris tians as my grandfather taught they should do when Mr Campbells con tention was that they should call themselves Disciples tho two men quoting tho same scripture Act 11 20 In justification of their respective po sitions and tho cllnrch deciding in avor of Stone I say all this about Mr Campbell is I intimated in a few words in tho debate whne I claim to know Alexander Campbell from all tho angels of his character social grave humorous and theological moro thoroughly than any living man his own sons not sxceptcd neither of them knowing or carIng anything about theology and rhea I have immense reason for Ing tho great and famous theologian who was ono of three great scholars who ordained me to the ministry of ho Campbellito church In spite of all of these facts I was when I came to road the debate be rContinued on page f iirf DR WILSONDE- SCRIBES HIS SEA TRIP To ho suddenly transplanted fror the middle of a great continent to the rnlddio of a great ocean Is a change startling and strange It is an entrance to a now life to an environ mn6 to which we arc completely a stronger From reading in the a time Hchool render Byrons Aposn phe to the Ocean I was early in bued with tho sense of the majest and nubllmlty of tho sea I dbuld imagine and almost feel the rapture of tho lonely shore I coul almost seo the glorious mirror wher the Almightys form glasses itself In tempests darkheaving boundless endless and sublime Then again my spirits would bo somewhat dashed by Washington Ir vings description in the samo reader of his first voyage in which ho scribes tho sea after the first days experience as monotonous and tams I sale to myself would like to know which is right and too will writ my lmpresslons If it should ever hap that I would make an ocean voy agchdream indulged in that tar tliiioj without over a hope of reallza tlon Bui Time works wonders and here I ami exchanged as if by magic fron racking and bouncing about on a ioajjjfrf hay to tho upper deck of this great ship bounding over the heaving billows The Start P11Wednesday evening of the 17th wo New York I will apt attempt to desrlbe the hurry am commotion and the farewell of friendi aatla waving of handkerchiefs and ai tKJ human interests and emotion tt to an occasion of this kind or you I ever WWWPSWwto be dominant in all thoso not accustomed to trav elling by seaa thought not spoken nor een sen in every countenance Amjid all the gaity and cheer and bon oyage there dovers the dread of dewth over the minds of those who go dojwn in great ships to the sea It is a thought that comes instinctively to those who leave and to the friends eft Behind WiXl the journey be safe Will the loved jfaco return again are the secret thoughts of those who bid and wave farm This ominous sense of dread bornf the sense of power which duce Use sense of littleness will ways bo associated with the sea St samlng Down New York Bay Slo sly wo were towed down the bay surrounded upon all sides by scenes of unsurpasslng magnificence The crafts of all nations with thous ands of our own were steaming in ev- try Irection In he receding distance towered the nonu nents of human skill and Irre press bio energythe mighty city great tat among nations combining the g 3nius of all tho modern world As we passed the Goddess of erty removed my hat out of respect for hat she was Intended to repre sent but I said Oh Goddess what rime s have been and are committed In th y name Would that thou truly epre seated all that thou standest for the Liberty which is born of Jus Ice of Freedom of tho Declaration of In lependenco I pity thee oh dess that thy bronze cheeks must lush at sight of American subjects vho pass thee by Still I salute theo or the good intent that Is Imaged in tine Slowly down tho bay we drift past reat liners fruit laden from the Sunny South past returning sloops and mac weighted down with tho fihny tribe past great sails from Indias pity coast past gay exercurslou pares returning from a wellspent ton Natures wilds past ocean grey nun Is burdened with human freight both rom antic and from tropic climes 0 down past the great fortspast lanjjt Hook then out into the Great om great ship turns her prow east wnrdats all her mighty machinery In throbbIng pulsating strah eaves nod fairly seo ugh the white frlng Grrrrom sight Tho night Is fast approaehln Silently each of us stand straining our eyes to catch the last sight of that blest land of every land pridethe land of our birth and horn Parting Thoughts What a world of thought surge high In every breast In mine thor arose the thought of friends kind friends young and old scattered over a continent In city and town by mountain and vale and in far prairie homefriends who had mad this voyage possible to me And I thought too of loved ones in the fat fair west upon whom tho evening sun was still shedding his gllden beam They gay that absence makes the heart grow fonder that it makes It full of memory that It strengthen tho affections that it teaches the value of old familiar thingsthat It readies oer the dark parting far oei tho moon tinted billows to friend and to dear ones who still keep our Image in some kind dream It is a strange feeling ono exper- Iences standing alone upon the decl In the darkness of tho nightthe ship cutting through the snowy banners of the inky wavesthe sky and stars a million miles above youten thousand feet of liquid brine below and only plank between you and eternity foi though mighty and powerful the ship may seem commanding our pride and awe it now with all its freight of merchandise and human souls but speck upon the face of immensity What a sense of littleness comes ove us in such an hour Ah tis then that memory wears soft accusing brow You will think of the tender word left unsaid of tho many acts of kindness that went heeded Half reproachful will arise many things left undone and unre warded and too you will realize how much you love how much you are beloved There is that feollni comes over you as of the first fain whisperings of Death and You fee his chill presence all arounti you WetroI o gKt lightjla flashln at Intervals It comes great electric reCector on trottbo above Sandy Hook thirty It Is the light that guides the vessels of all nations safely into the harbor Gradually it grows fainter and faint er and finally is swallowed up by the inky darkness and I say to myself I am glad that the last sight of mj country was the flash of light that emanated fro mthe brain of Infidel so My native Land Good NightAugust 19 Sunrise on the Sea- I was early on deck to witness for the first time the sunrise on the ocean One bright star was still shin ing down near the horizon and in stinctively I said Thou lingering star with lessnlng ray That early loves to greet the morn Again thou interest in the day Soon tho pink and crimson streaks creep blushing up the whitening East and presently the great red sun in her full round glory seems to rest upon tho polished bosom of the sea High up ho rises to the perfect day shooting his piercing beams into old Oceans darkest depths and awaken- Ing the vovaclous monster from his sluggish slumber To fully describe the emotions one feels the first time ho looks upon or rides upon the ocean is not an easy thing to do This great restless heaving tempestuous seaa link between nations yet over dividing them beggars description- It impresses people differently Seme gaze upon it tho first time with two some stand rapt in astonish ment some are filled with a poets en thusiasm some are overcome and stand mute in the presence of such exhibition of quantity and power soma see only a great monotonous wanton waste some are entranced with a faint visions and murmurs ot eternity and somo give a look tumble Into a hammock light a cigar and bury themselves in a magazine or novel Something moro or less of all these feelings have come to me but I think can best describe tho feeling most domInant in my mind by relating the Incident of an old woman who gazed upon tho ocean for tho first time She was poor had labored hard made many sacrifices and had oxper Continued on page two BLADE NOT- ISSUED 1LAST WEEK The Blade was not Issued last week from a combination of circumstances 4thenot supplied to its printer owing to the absence of somo of Its IprincipalDr Wilson was on the ocean on his way to Rome to attend tho Infidel Congress there I was in tho Indian r Territory twelve hundred miles away in tho debate with Rev Wilkinson Cg and Mrs Henry it is supposed was away from homo and Mrs Closz for i some reason unknown to ale Is rare ly if at all writing for the Blade now JcePtlngcate but they have done this so long and so faithfully and so ardently and with such applause and honor yea and love from Blade readers that we had gotten to claim them as part and parcel of the Blade and their silence would make an Immense hiatus in the interest of tho Blade Of course we all understand that they never expected or would ever accept any financial rcnumeratlon for their services even if such ser vice could be adequately requltted by any amount of mere pecuniary com pensation and this paper would be in no condition to even partially com pensato them had they expected such and all Blade readers understand that no compensation other than the an swer of a good conscience and their own intellectual and literary enter tainment was ever expected by any of them I only elaborate this point because there are many including myself who ontOi stthdii lI ea for the Blade I am not able to explain why There has not been so far as I know or can imagine even the smallest unpleas antness between her and the Blade On the other hand at the time Mrs Closz ceased to write regularly for the Blado her writings were contln tlnualy being complimented more and more I suppose her silence is accidental and that she will again write for us as in tho past Mrs Henrymay hive been compar itively silenced by the Injury that her husband Captain Henry received or she may have been resting through the summer or may be traveling The temporary silence of Dr Wil t son will doubtless be even moro than compensated by the increased interest of his letters about Europe and the Rome Congress As for myself my experience with our Infidel brethren in tho far West and with Rev Wilkinson in the de bate has been such as very greatly to Increase if that were possible my F Interest in tho great work in which wo engaged This increase of interest in my own case has been effected by the fact that the debate with Mr Wilkinson has enabled mo moro thoroughly to issuro our people of the perfect pregnability of our position and also by the greatly encouraging fact that t rpeopleof tho highest standing morally ntollectually And so altogether I believe that eaders of tho Blado will bo amply opald for the loss of one Issue FOR SALE Nice country grist mill Food and eed In fine farming country in Chip iewa County 33 miles from city Ihippowa Falls Wis Splendid water tower 5 double stand rolls on wheatrdouble stands on rye and bucltwheat 3 pair high roller feed mill all In good running order For full de icription of property call on or write DILDEN ROLLS MILL Chippewa falls Wfs Tho National Liberal Party will hold its next Congress at St Louis on October 22 23 and 24th Impor tant matters will comp up for discus alon t r ML K- 4f f f t DOCTOR WILSON DESCRIBES HIS SEA TRIP Continued from first page fenced many sorrows She longed ni look upon tho sea Finally the op lorof tunlty came She gazed long mid wonderingly Her old face Hoftcnci l as touched with a holy pence and ally she exclaimed Thank UOIUI Here Is one thing nough for every body And so felt ns I gazed about w only water In sight all around n Thank God or whatever that vague word means hero Is one thing enough everybodyThe Free The governments of the earth orIts tlon out tho land leaving no spot claimed or imcontended for Th 10of Intrigue and fight like wild beasts gain unjust possession of that which Is not their own Those who fight and shed their blood do not even share In the rewards of victory Only the fow reap the benefits and glories if of conquest All over tho world t great mass of human beings those upon whom tho government relic for defense and conquest have not et standing room they may call their own yet there Is land fn plenty Callstill 3r It Is divided up that only a few enjoy It But man cannot dlvlda the sea Free unconfined and unclaimed the waves of the Interminable ocean wreathe their crisped smiles Free and unchecked Neptunes white herds low loud oer the bounding deep The great sea Is free to all The Sea Typifies Humanity In many things the sea Is typical o humanity Its listless chlmo lIeemsI to breathe the sad undertone the l mournfulness not only of ancient life but also tho heart sorrows of the world today Its restless waves breathe the ever repeating disappoint ments which are unceasingly wearing out the lives of the tolling despalrln- masses It has Its great undercur rents of discontent Its Gulf streams of passion and monsoons of violence hand like the apparently peaceful naJ of men no matter how smooth Vi and peaceful Its surface war univer sal rolgns In Its depths below Thero too the strong and powerful prey up on the weak and helpless showing that In this respect humanity has not evoluted far out of the savage in stincts of our scaly ancestors Its Transforming PowerhBut of all the wonders appertaining to the sea tho greatest perhaps Is Its JpI r rrPilnslo jrtcJlnCCr of tun beOChu to the fact of our evolution through the fish Even tho Infant the when It Is first permitted to paddle in last water seems to have discovered that he is In his native element Boyhood has no greater delight than that of swimming Men choose their hablta to tlons by lakes and streams and those reared Inland have ever an Inexpres jible longing to seek the sea or other large bodies of water And once looking upon or living by the ocean it invests us with feel I Ings habits and associations which heretofore have been strangers to us but with which we quickly become familiar If somehow seems to break up the sealed fountains of our natures and lifts the mind to thoughts high and great as the Jutting cliffs which beetle oer Its surge It is said that when one becomes the adopted child of the ocean his sympathies for the nd can never more predominate l All other realities of life become com life paratively tame He Is over bounding of n dreams oer the foaming billows ever sighing for the tossing element on oven as the caged eagle sighs for the I roar and arromy light of his mountain cataract Ever dearer this associations be comes reckless of the dangers they Involve for the most fearful and ex fpresslve exhibitions of nature arc as to J sociated with tho ocean which when It rouses ItSelf In its chalnless strength shakes a thousand shores with Its storm and thunder Navies of oak and Iron are tossed In mockery from Its crest and arnaments man ned by the strength and courago of millions perish among Its bubbles The Theater of War and Trade But notwithstanding the little porn work of man Is but the oceans plaything still persistent unconquer The od and unconquerlng humanity has ever made It the theater of power llet Two centuries ago Sir Walter Raloc elgh said Whosoever commands the best sea commands tho trade whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of tho world and consequently the world itself The great ocean liner or battleship t Is one of tho highest triumphs of mans skill At first he moved upon the water In all a frail bark slowly urged by an oar The The sail at length arose and spread are 10constructs darkness and solitude of the sea asIover the land goes thundering on his of liquid track I i iTho mastery of tho trade of t today being contended for upon the sea where too thrones w be won and lost as they have beci won and lout In tho past On tho fat Actlum was suspended the ennpl ro of the world In the gulf of Salem tho pride of Persia found n grave finnnll tho Crescent forever set In tho waters of Navarlno while at Trafal gar and the Nile and nt Manilla and Santiago nations held their breath ItlnThe Cradle and Grave of All rteStrange that the son which Is the giver of human and all other lifo should also be the scone of so much contention and death As I have stood looking down Into beautiful blue depths thought not of the present and tho living but the grave toI felt myself tossing over burled Is land that in far ages wore blossoming paradises and upon which forgotten men reared high their palaces and towers over vast plains that once were dotted with great cities teeming hewith palpitating ambitious humanity over riches Incalculable sunless treasures scintillating gems burning gold greaet argosies through whose wrecks tho seaweed grows rank and slimy mono stem creep and glide over groves of coral and halls of amber where bleach the bones of high bravo hearts the bones of countless thousands who went to sea and for those return the light In the window burned bright and sea gheth and recelveth al life Is its cradle and also Its grave It kisses the dry dead earth with Us moist lips and behold there Is life 1The sea rushes bounding through ery leaf and vein Its mists run Into rills and Its rills run Into great rivers which ever return to the sea the Ufo that It glveth the cradle of nllthe grave of all Aug 2oMld Atlantic 1000 Miles Out Today I have somewhat a different tale to tell I am not quite so con lackrIng In majesty and beauty No long er doth It delight me Strange vague feelings as If from some far Interval depths come over me Until last evening the sea was beau tifully calm Today the waves are dashing high and the Almighty is glassing himself in the tempest as Byron would say Yes It Is boundless endless heaving and sublime and it has sot nearly all on board I wish that It held a coring Trusts are good things in their Excuse me please as justSl Ah o a fn t iu to you IaterVehwJ1at genes gain I had fish for break Here Is well illustrated my statement that the sea taketh every thing back to itself When I was a schooboy I was given Indulging sublime thoughts and would walk along repeating to myself some hlgh sounding quotation The following phrase Old Oceano Grey and Melancholy Waste sounded particularly sublime and big to me would try to make out how old could be melancholy and was of the opinion that It was blue not grey and thought saw a mistake tho poet who wrote itMilton I believe never did fully understand It until a while ago when lob served the grey and melancholy pression of the passengers as they crowded the railing and the waste was in such abundance that tome diately and for the grit time in my I comprehended the full moaning the rather strange expression But It Is not good to dwejl too long a thought Involving your stomach am not happy am not well I can write no more I feel that I shall bo able to compose another thought Theres a kind of Inward make way for liberty feeling takes possession of me which Inclines me cut loose from everything and ov 6rybody I do not even caro for life am grey I am melancholy am wasting away I care for nothing would not trove a step however there are Intervals when Time Is pro clous nndugbl this Is one of the In od times August 21st No change of condition except that old ocean is taking on all tho colors from speckled grey to bottlegreen melancholy remalneth and the waste contlnueth no longer be t o In the poetry written about tho Byron was Just trying his to be sublime when he wrote fRocean roll dont want It to roll wish It would stop Its Infernal rolling Thorns no poetry in rolling a man over the deck and out of his bunk poetical ocean and the real ocean different bodies of water after are two days out Now there was Tennyson Ho too poetry about the ocean full Once upon a time ho stood on top did a high English cliff and commanded a the waves to break themselves on t m tho cold gray stones when they cam o up to tho shore Just as If the wouldnt do that anyhow whether ho commanded them or not lint there nro some parts of th at poem which peculiarly expresses m feelings Just now and with your pa tlonce will quote It In full I may not bo able to give Just as Tern ys wrote It but It rends llko this Break Break Break Break break break On they cold grey stones 0 see But dont be bumpln tho biscuits And tho puddle out o me Oh Its well for tho fishermans lad That he sings In his boat on the bay But It Isnt well when Im turning Inside out all day And the stately ships may go To their haven under tho hill But under or over little care If only my stomach were still Break break break On thy cold grey stones 0 seal But Oh fortho soup that vanishing Forever and ever from me August 22nd Last evening at nightfall there was an electrical storm The lightning zlgzaged right out of the heart of a great thunder cloud which hung over the Eastern horizon It was Just what- I wanted to see wanted to see storm 1and thunder and lightning that might be Inspired to paint a great word picture of the sight Well I saw It In all Its mightiness beauty and fear But It came at the wrong time for me to be Inspired to paint worded sea scenes The Indisposition from which I have suffered for the last two days has not abated in the least A man cant en joy lightning If he Is zagzag himself He Is not disposed to string the English together in bright weird colors This morning the sea Is running high It Is deep and dark and while It Is so grandly rolling on most of us are rolling off our chairs or our feet If I sit I am sicker than when walling about If I walk I too just rool on No one need ever tell me again that Byrons Apostrophe to the ocean Is either sublime or beau tiful Yesterday morning a young En glishman very cheeky and dullish and with a broad brogue observing the grey and melancholy aspect of my countenance came up to me rid j Dot uuu qpissi ll 0 ri Itle nisi out two miiwWBoninp j iaMB was three whiskies slow i HLmo along In the evening and time It again and declared It was six hls kles slow Ho timed again thlaynurn Ing and declared It nine whislJes slowaYou will see by the above bulletin that my symptoms are steadily gressive In character But Im ktep Ing up my courage I have made the start for Rome and want to goon even If have to roll on But If that dude comes around this evening and declares that my pulse Is tiny more whiskies slow Ill begin to so wish that wasjjack to that dear oldaJ Kentucky the August 23rdviRichard Is himself again today Tho If sea Is calm the sun shines bright rind to warm and my stomach has reconciled itslf to steamboat hash will lot atempt to describe the many interest ing and amusing Incidents of my t as this letter has already grown t a weary length I attended divine service In the bin at 1030 a m Sunday one of he officials conducting the same Wo list hymns and prayers and rending fr oni the Bible and the English llteurgy Especial prayer was offered up for good King Edward and Presld nt Roosevelt and all other rulers of en that they may be rich In grace nd overcome their enemies told some Englishmen after lie service that If there wns any rig It prayer knew of no one that ue ed It more than Ed and Ted and if to the Lord In any way chummed ith this couple would be compelled to cut his company and besides dio nt see why they should pray to er come enemies when they propo o love them and forgive them nd turn the other cheek etc L Wo have seven preachers and n Trapplst Monk on board With are this profusion of piety have earful of following McGinty to bottom of the Bea for the recent aster of the Slocutn and others wo indicate that the Lord is fer11hnstt clergy and that It Is dangerous to out to sea with them s The name of the priest Is Rev T rick McWaltcrs Mt Mellery Abbfcy Cappoquln Ireland and a InJel Icctual polite and genial companlfji Iafound him to be a good llr nd s of general Informal ha t much to malt s nt I did th ho Pr re John Hartc a young gentleman from Galway who has been attcndln Notre Dame University Indiana and who restoring to Ireland on account of bronchial trouble was a very Itghtful companion Ills mind Is a storehouse of choice poetic gems mid his rich Irish brogue added on their beauty I particularly regret leaving theso two new mado friends whom most probably I will never meet again Tomorrow wo will reach Queens town and will drop our mall with the Baltic which passes us bound for New York Wo will reach Liverpool Wednesday night This great ship ploughing Its way through the billows pushing them by like playthings speeding through hem almost as fast as a rail way train over Its smooth steel track ever commands my Increasing awoI mill ndmlratlon As have stood looking over tho store railing down Into tho raging waters churned to a white foam by the mighty twin screws and have not ed these 5000 tons of steel and freight and human life speed through tho bl lows as a bird eaves the airan- as thought of the canoo and sloop the ages past when the human min was In the bondage of fear I said Ah here Is thought unchained Zero is liberty and freedom sym bollzcd as have never felt it before Hero science alts enthroned Hero are Invention mathematics appllca tlon persistency concentrated tho phosphorescent glow of into- lectunl inspiration How puny It seems the profoundest t works of theoretical theology Ho dinsignificant the biography speeches of the greatest statesman How trilling the victory of the great est warrior How grandly gloriously gracefully she moves through calm and storm and tempest and raging foam never ceasing her motion for one moment speeding as Ingersoll says for 000 miles without ever missing a beat of her mighty Iron heart How she softens down the auster ity and hate of nations by linking to them hand in hand by making them acquainted with each other Alit hero Is human nchlovoment sprung from toll and grime here Is utility comfort happiness and Intellectual Interchange here Is practical progress over pushing on to newer It futures here Is thought on tho march to leaving far behind it In Its wake tho froth and foam of fable and dream while startling the monsters of sup iUlPA that sluggishly slumber la I- nte darksomt depths J TV MRS WILSONS LETTER ANDlashe THE EDITORS COMMENT IIIinother thingsIDo you know that verily believe that you lose or ought- to and lose of subscribers by the If mero publishing thoughts along that line as embodied In such a letter as am the Eccleastlcal Boycotters The thor of that letter says some very to witty things so I suppose could ual Aaron Burr and Benedict Arnold but there Is no treason so contemptable sad In Us results as tho treason the home which shown Jn thinly veiled but really coarso that this man takes of marriage the world Is not so good as It used be as some think It Is because our are but ancestors would have blushed to of make use of the coarse language which pictures coarse thought In the minds of men who should protect the wives and children of this age from contamination by word or act Now for the Mooresquo comment I have no Idea what that fellow said about marriage or who or when doubt If I read itbut Ill bet on I your being right about It Mrs son his in her diatribe la next to anlo article of mine published her weeps ago I referred to tho ministers of Hagerstown Md Joining in a boycotting of divorced people In the nuptial tying business considered a good and fit subject for Free will thought comment I paid my respects the Rev Gents as best I could I was not writing to please Christianslie either male or female but high a regard for our Freethought my ladles and gentlemen to use any coarse language or to suggest any moral tendencies on the part of anyone gad a As editor of this paper think you the Indulging In Journalistic license In of he fibbing line when you say that you did not read the article I am satisfied that you are too shrewd to allow anything of an Immoral tendency a to slip the editorial quarantine of irs Wilson has certainly miscall trued somo expression of nine for I m certainly never entertained any de parture from our marriage system ox opt that I am opposed to a refusal of minister to his sworn duty when ho asked to marry any ono who Is by ho State qualified to bo married- I am a married man and have been Br 23 years and am not seeking any elease I believe that those marriagesIn that aro not agreeable to parties 1i E FSJ NcffJr1R I FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS Its not sentiment that makes the most successful shots shoot Winchester Factory Loaded Shells Its the rev suits they give Its their entire reliability oven ness of pattern nnd uniform shooting Winchester Leader shells loathed 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 nre the favorite black powder loud on the market on account of otITHE SHELLS THE CHAMPIONS SHOOT should b dissolved In as quick time as possible do not see any Immorality In this Mrs Wilson may take an honest and opposite view of this matter It Is her right It Is mine maintain my own will bo platen A couple who are not living In harmony iidlibeldworse as several Instances that I know of they may each maintain dual relations If all parties had been divorced bud re married they would have at least had a legal covering for their doings Mrs Wilson of course cannot have hoc clinrncteilo as soot society In tholr best and have seen It In all Us phases know that is not amenable to any polite rules or usages as a mass had the same motive as did Mrs Wilson In writing my thoughts to the Blue Grass Blade viz to std in maintaining morality If Mrs Wilson had consulted her illustrous husband before leaping In the dark she would have saved mo tho mortification of having myself com pared with treasonable people and tho rough and ready acquiescence of an editor chivalrous but hasty I want assure Mrs Wilson that as a rule Freethought people are not given to divorce It Is tho Christian who bites oft more than he can chaw in the matrimonial line have ventilated my views on divorce In the Blade be fore and received many encanlums from Blade readers male and female is the usual thing for the Christian claim all virtue and bestow all vice upon the Atheist- I trust that Mrs Wilson will accord the same right to niy views as sho rf +liviNewA ami will have my assurance that she will have ourjgal editors approval as readily as obtained it befoni I am not a flatterer of women and am not a ladles man but I do not want any womans disapproval All I of her is to reread that article and trust the editor will look It up focus his bifocals upon it ard see there Is any lurking immorality smuggled into tho Blade through it used to opposition and always court controversy but never stoop using anything like vulgarity Sex matters are naturally mixed up In theological llscistlon We must cuss them not for vulgarity but for enlightenment If no ono ever dis turbs the purity of the ladles minds moro than they will not suffer from salacity The questions In the Blade most too advanced for children will never do a thousandth part tho harm that a perusal of the Bible will still think that Mrs Wilson Is hasty write for the ad vancement of Freethought and would bo the last ono to try to be smirch that cause I am sorry that this matter had to bo referred to as such questions are lely to make strained relations betel pn old friends appreciate Mr Moores upholding of friends wife and therefore over ok his whimsical Indorsement of Christian view of Atheistic views I once read Chas Reades Put Yourself In Ills Place and have al ways since tried to apply that trine to my opponents If the others do the same am sure they will soften their expressions and not try Injure a mans reputation In a pub Journal My motive was pure from GAL TEN BLADE standpoint and have not ono word to eliminate from that article am satisfied that Dr Wilson will no fault with ll My wlfo Is also Christian and am often amused at queer ideas she advances In favor religion She however does not attend church any more regularly than do which Is not at all Wo have both forgotten how the inside of church looks and I believe neither us care With mallco towards nono and charley for all ascribe ProudlyJOHN F CLARKE Arlington Md HE READ DOG FENNEL Washington D C Aug 17 1904 LDearDog Fennel In the Orient ands k 6 Yiir J must say that enjoyed It moro than anything havo over read and I can not see how any falrmlnded man or woman can consistently say that they still believe In tho Christian religion would like to say hero for the beno fit of yourself and readers of the book that you are a little twisted on Urn oil business as a method of calming tho sea I havo traveled on the ocean several years and havo experienced one ship wreck In my limes and would set you right as to the true pur pose of tho oil that Is threw over the bow In case of storm Tho oil is e used to provent the heavy seas from breaking in a chopped up sea whlcbjI Is liable to part at the top and thus engulf tho whole vessel and send It to tho bottom It does not calm tho sea as some might suppose and uso as an argument for Jesus in his supposed miraculous calming of tho temp est but Is simply to Veep tho water together as above stated Enclosed find clipping from New York Journal which you can print If you desire with comments suppose they will bo trying io get this man to Rome as another evidence of their religion Like tho wax figure la Phil ndelnhla the fako shroud to Turin which they tried to palm off on their dupes and tho marble steps In Rome that you would not go up on think this too would be another feather In their caps- Hoping you cant print Dog Fennel fast enough to satisfy the demand I remain yours truly with the Interest- of getting some subscribers for It If possible J W HUDLOWl FCincinnati and Return VIA QUEEN CRESCENT SUNDAYSEPT H Special Trains Leave Lexington 730 A Ask Ticket Agents for Partic ulars TIS THE COMFORT LINE 7icc Reclining Chain Cans ON THE POP- ULARIHenderson RouteBETWEEN LOUISVILLE EVANSVILLE ST LOUISIWEST AND SOUTHWEST As wo are the Orlglnatorb 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- teHabitIt will usIASK ABOUT IT +J IRWIN GEO L GARRETT Qrnl Past Agt Tray Pat AgtIL Vu KY fH1l1 t1 t Jtj ttJfir i t 5 11 J PREACHER ZACHARY OF LEXINGTON 18 ACCUSED OF MISCONDUCT BY CHRISTIANS- I do not think that Rider Jam W Zachary of Lexington a m of sufficient Importance to be co sidered In the great conflict bottve euof Infidelity and Christianity but to the aIenemy mo or saken his legitimate preaching of Gospel to say very abusive thin gsit about Infidels and has been engaged In different business matters In ICen tucky which to say the least of them were of doubtful propriety- In my recent debate with Rev Wll klpson a book wrlten by Zachary entitled Moore and Ingersoll Un masked was used though In Justice to Mr Wilkinson I must say but little ho not seeming to have much regard for the book after he met me personally but as the book Is being used to damago mo It Is legitimate to show tho estimate In which Zachary is held by Christian people In his own state When I returned to my home from the Indian Territory found in my mall a printed clrcularand heading that are as follows SOME STATEMENTS Concerning Eld J W Zacharys Cot duct During His Recent Stay In Bandana Bandana Ky Aug 25 190 I have for some weeks been em ployed by Mrs Tom Penn as house keeper During the debate and tit meeting following Elder Zachary made that place his home One day ho came up behind mo and placed his hands upon me In a very Improper way and Mrs Penn told him she want cd him to behave himself Next dayI he started toward me with extended arms and I told him I would break the broom over his head If ho did note stop and he stopped told my cons in Mr Oscar Page about Mr Zach arys conduct and asked him for ad vice also told Mrs Maud Slaughter After this rumor was made public On Sunday evening some Campbell ite women gathered In at Mrs Penns J anti talking the matter over scared and also said the Methodist scat Imo that rumor thinking I was a Campbolllhv Next morning Mrs Penn wrote three papers and told me ilwasljricstqr kf acttrrfJake sho wanted m sfffa4hembutln scared me and made m eve that unless I signed those papers I was dIsgracedruined The papers stated that Mr Zachary had not molested mothat I had never told such a thing to anyone 1Isigned the papers scarcely knowing what was In them never having read one but only hearing Mrs Penn read one IDA HAYNES Subscribed and sworn to befor- me by Miss Ida Haynes this August 25 1904 ED REESOR Notary Public My commission expires August 8 190C I do hereby certify that my cousin Ida Haynes did tell me about Mr of Zacharys misconduct toward her and that advised her what to do In case he made a second attempt to mistreat her O T PAGE Subscribed and sworn to before mo by O T Page this August 25 1904 IfED REESOR Notary Public My commission expires August 190C I do hereby citify that Miss Ida Haynes told me of Mr Zacharys mis treatment of her a day or two before1 ho left Bandana 1 MRS MAUD SLAUGHTER Subscribed and sworn to before me by Mrs Maud Slaughter this Aug or 25 1904 ED REESOIt Notary Public My commission expires August On the back of tho envelope con talnlng this circular was the return address T B Ogden Jr Bandana Ky On the margin of the circular was no written the following a I thought may be you had a hankering to get hold of something to like this But remember this circular was gotten out by citizens and Chris and Hans of the town who are loud In denunciation of J W Zachary Com ment and glvo It to him like he ought to to Iwo ftI sat While I think the Blade has pre vlously printed enough to show that Zachary Is far from being a good and exemplary man I must In sheer Jus day taco to him say that I do not believe ran that the above circular Is any fair ar ralgnment of him Ida Haynes the chief or only wit ness In tho case states under oath that she has made two decidedly con Yes Hiding statements about Zacharys conduct to her and In my Judgement the whole trend other statements is not creditable to her a It would bo Improper in any truo woman to say to a man making m proper advances to her thnl she would break a broom over his head Tho fact that she speaks of Zachary as Campbclllto Indicates that she not of that church noel while of course what she says lastly about Zachary may bo true the wholo till sounds like an Instance of tho he esof one Christian sect for another one anthe woman Ida Haynes probably bo- n ing a Methodist whoso natural hatred any other Christian sect has be aggravated by a recent religious d cuss Ion that has occurred between Methodist preacher IeSo far as Infidelity Is concerned Is all nuts to as It sustains our contentions that Christianity Is large ly or principally kept up by the hatred of each other among the sects tho interest of the preachors prompt Ing them to encourage this hatred To Infidelity It makes no difference which Is right If either whether Zachary or his enemies In this case beat the hatred of Christians for each other Is plainly shown mud In that sense this circular Is valuable to Infidels I will print any communication that Zachary may write me FROM AN OKLAHOMA BROTHER Sweetwater Okla Aug 24 304 Dear Old Heathen Im going to spin you a windy for your barrel This ought to contain some money but It doesnt Just because It can t but crops are fine and prospects are 4good for a tow dollars this fall and some must come your way For a long time Ive wanted to write to you over since that Socialistic squabble and after you said what you did on Potters booze Joint I Just coudnt keep still so here It comes- I liked the way you treated the cor respondents of different faiths and now that they have begun to perse cute the Blade that treated them all alike youve done right In kicking the whole caboodle You had a right to comment on a fellows pout ical views if you gave him space to air them before the world and the man who would cancel his subscrip flea because you did ought to Join church hes no business bearding with Liberals A man who cant ac cord to others every right he asks for himself is not worth damning If brimstone were delivered f o b hell On tho combined questions of mor ality and temperance Im with you Speak yourpecV and1 If Infinity can tstanjj you standalone teslavery agitation fo womens rights for tree speech and free education and tot it tale the lead In temperance and morality generally Potter said belong to u dozer clubs His wife ought to keep a good hickory club behind the door for his benefit to make up the unlucky thir teen He said further But what of willefive small children He has no club lie naturally has to go to a saloon Let me ask whats the matter with the mans home know of many homes In this country of only one of room and live children but the head the aforesaid homes dont require- a saloon to blow In the spare change their families need Whats the rusts ter with a man acquiring the habit of taking a few papers spending his beer money for a few books and sitnflag down with his family Instead oftgadding the streets or loafing around club Ive lived In town and In thec country and a man who can enjoy himself at home la a much helter ex ample for children to grow up after I than a Christian Bishop who finds more to Interest him In a downtown club than In his family The Bible says Spend that motley for what soever thy soul lusteth after for wine strong drink Dent 1420 And preacher will contract to show me where It says Spend that money for whatsoever thou and thy family Id ueedest for food and raiment for looks and education Potter in starting n saloon Is only making It possible to obey tho Scripture for if to one soils strong drink how could man be expected to spend his ed money for it Ive known man to go town with a bale of cotton that his wife and little children helped raise pick fife fellow had In its pocket a slip of paper containing a mom orandum of shoes stockings and cloth make tho family clothes and ho sold tho cotton went to a saloon and down at a cardtable with pro fessional gamblers and lost every cent moneyIand the little barefoot babies out to see the new shoes noel their mother with her old faded torn calico dress camo Qut with a smile on her careworn face to meet him the wretch told them ho had been robbed robbed- I thank thee Christianity that in get they sacred volume I can find cuss words that I can say God damn such man and such a system Including Hlshop Potter who with tho money stolen from women and children joins a dozen clubs and prays at the open Ing of n saloon abo1sWilkinson twice In debate once Comancho and once at Woolsoy Wo liitea philosopher or a learned man but ho Is think above tho average Camp bolllto preacher when It comes feuland nasty dishonorable methods Inas It comes to fair open battle he Is sup erlor to Chism the gun Camp bellltes usually pull on Infidos and as strong ns W Young of Sunset Texas Ho Is too fair for his brethren If he would stoop to dirty work ho could make big money among them When ho and mot at Woolsey the last day of the debate the Infidels and Christians had erago on tho ground and It was an affair to be remembered Grant and I sat side by side on the same wagon seat and ate chicken cake and pie till we were as full as Peter was of the Holy Ghost on Pentacost only time Grant seemed to get his feathers ruffled was when I got after Bradens little yallor pamphlet that tolls about Moore beating a matt outI of a bunch of hogs didnt know a durned thing about the deal but did know that Braden Is a liar and that Jesus Christ done a man for more hogs Just to accommodate a few thousand devils than you had even seen In one drove When I got through commenting on the hog ques tlon and people got to laughing Grant- o was willing to let the pork side 0 tho question drop If your experience is like mine and Ive been there four times youll remember the I T with pleasure In years to come Theres Housor as good a man as Jehovah ever made no matter where he got his mud Dr Beeler good well educated honest and absolutely without a flaw Mr Sappington who Is as tender hearted as a woman and as whole sealed as grow Bone Grayson who has noth Ing but manhood to his credit besides good hard sense and a healthy cor pertain The last word Is Latin from corpus meaning body and as meaning bone thats where the Bone comes in at lost a lot of sleep figuring out where the Bone came from after I got acquainted wito Giayson Now with Grant and me JJT1flrand agnostic atmfit no Knows and hen again ho dosent but hes all ell right anyway Now I am not going to close this long letter without ask Ing you to especially notice the Infidel ladles down there for fear you might overtook that point Compared with thorn the Infidel men are no pumpkins at all noteven small squash They can h can argue Scripture talk phylosophy as cook the best things to eat you ever tasted and look pretty to beat the band No wonder It makes a preacher hot under the collar to think they are not In his church want to endorse what you said the Campbellltcs In tho last Blade The Methodist usually pray to old God to kill me before get to this com munlty when hear Im coming and tay away from the lectures and tie bates but the Campbellltes extends the glad hand tapes me homo to din and puts up a man to defend his At the close of the debate at Sunset all the Campbelllte sisters ame around and shook hands and said they were glad Id come and that they had enjoyed themselves If ever become religious Ill Join the Camp bellltes or Mormons perhaps the lat terAs I sit out In the corn crib on an old chair with the bottom out for a seat the wagonsprlng seat on a barrel for a table to write this I wish I could be with you Id like to do and see nod hear a great many things llko to have been present when God adjusting his watchmakers eyePhn latwcenthe other members of the godhead Lets make a gnat Id have suggest ham that he not trouble himself further and save us n lot of annoyance In this year of our Lord 1904 Well Ill Just send this to you at Grady I T care of H A Housor rora cars OtlIHoping youll bo able to wollor Grant till he sees the error of his first ways and repents I quit but Just ono more word I want you to ex plain to me privately through thetla Blade whether Heston when he lustrate the New Testament was ticInlltlelltyApostle to Gentiles In the picture whore Paul Is talking to tho women ADtheyou and Heston Into a fight youd whip him but Id Just like toJ know so Bye ByeerlL S WELCH Ji z i 1 A COMPARISON BETWEEN INFIDELS AND CHRISTIANS To the Illiio Grass Illado Thinas INFIDELS kaRev W McKlrnhnn President preachIngchurch Sunday wild that neither prop loorty nor person would bo secure everybody would bcomo an Infldol loSuch n statement should be class criminal lying not only untrue no toriously false as all criminal slat tics testify IsThe last U S report of prisoners gives nearly In prison but ports three as not connected wit h any church Other reports sagge that they are not Infidels but Indi ferent chrstlan believers Dr Prows Review some years published statistics of the prisons of France as follows Cut ho lies 57472 Protestants Jews 50 Mohammedans 22 Atheists It Is well known that Atheists form the second largest class of the popu tattoo of Franco next to Catholics One Atheistical Society has members Doubtless there are 500 to 10000 Atheists In France to on protestant Why then If that numerous class are criminals and outlaws as lieu McKirahan had the cheek ttassert are they representd In the prison records by an 0 There arq moro crimes committed In the state of Now York by five or six million Christians than by the 400000 000 of the inhabitants of China- f The Chinese are not religious but followers of Confucius who taught morals only nothing about a future centuries before the Christian Era Herbert Spencer lately said It needs but to glance over the world and contemplate the doings of Chris trans everywhere to be amazed at the ineffectiveness of current theology Knapp strangler and first clas s liar that had such an airing this week Is a good sample of a criminal He Is a died In the wool Christian has no doubt about going right to glory of and wearing a starry crown He urges his relatives to meet him up there put dont advise the same route he has taken The writer has associated with Atheists in this and other cities for ver slx y years and never heard of ono beln charged of a crime I chal insg th Rev gentleman to show a tau uw MMBiBHMBputtMriP1 charge galnst the most moral people Ina Christian communities The enslty of Christians are graded and statistics show that most Intense hose that are most sure they are right that would fight for thlr igion are the most criminal Tho Protestant is a half Infidel and therefore not nearly so criminal the Catholic the more Intense Christian as the following Catholic record shows Father Nugent was Chaplain of the Liverpool Eng prison back In the ties and also an editor of the Catholic Tlmesand knew who were filling their prisons Father Nugent was evidently very honest for he arraigned his people thusly in the TlraesOur people are committing too many crlmes150000 Catholics are committing a good deal more crimes thaq the other 600000 people Protestants Jews and In de1sJ Thus we have the reliable evidence that the Intense Christian Catholic is committing five times as many crimes an his more liberal neighbors A R D MOORE COTTON BELTS IMPROVED SER VICE BETWEEN MEMPHIS AND SOUTHWEST 1500 fO TEXAS AND SACK Train No3 now leaves Memphis at SaToxascafe cars and free reclining tarn Reaches Texarkana Dal Ft Worth and Waco several earlier than heretofore Makes direct connections from Paris Bon Whites bora Marshall Lcngvlew B Palestine Austin Shjovoport Beau mont Houston and San Antonio Train No leaves Memphis at 840 m carries parlor cafe car and chair Pullman sleepers tram Fair All to Dallas Ft Worth Waco pus Christi and South Texas points Cheap homeseekers tickets on sale and third Tuesdays in each monthone faro plus for the round Stopovers both ways and 21 return limit SPECIAL On August and 23 and of September 13 and 27 homeseekers to kets at rate of 1500 for the round at from Memphis to Dallas Ft not Worth Waco Houston Galveston San you Antonio Corpus ChrIsti Brownwood Quanah and Intermediate pointsmefull particulars and Texas lit tlmo tables etc write E ism W LaBEAUME C P T Cotton Belt St Louis Mo f 1 Lowlgport JYour reply reco od Allow mo to thank you for your proft rod kindness I also got a loth from resident Patterson will pro alit to Lexington with my son will 10 out noel take n look nt Qua mere anti shake hands with the wo clrcumiofwlfeH SMITH Subscribe now for five copies of tho- U Blade std send to your friends noel lot them read the MooroWllkltiHon d halo and Dr Wilsons letters tram Rome Alone they will bo worth mores than the price asked WILL SPEAK At the St Louis Infidel Congress on siThe Status of Infidelity have received tho following 1I0teI Muncie lad Aug 23 304JFriend Moore am one of n committee of three to arrange a program for St Louis convention and would like to know It you would promise to deliver an address on that occasion and If so what would bo your subject Yours always 10TJ BOWLESI P STile Committee has had no econference yet T J BI IIhat accept this kind Invitation to speak to the St Louis Convention and that my subject will be Tho Status of Infidelity Fertile Valley of the Mississippi While It Is true Oklahoma Indian Territory and Texas Invite the Homo seeker and others In search of a prof Ruble Investment and business com T potency there Is another field along the Frisco system quite recently open ed to those interested in a personal betterment of financial resources On June 1st the line of railroad heretofore known as tile St Louis Memphis Southeastern now Frisco System was extended to St Louis thus making a territory In Missouri and Arkansas along the west bank the Mississippi River accessible by way of SL Louis The present service consists of pas senger train leaving Union Station 710 L m dally for Cape Olrardeau Luxora Carruthersvllle and Interme dlate points to Memphis also the Capo Olrardeau accommodation leav Ing Union Station 420 p m dally JASc HUGHES ewNg JOB PRINTING ISa Lv Lv ourILv Ar specialty Lv Lv Lv Ar JASEUU illfSlexlBloMJ FEW OF MY PRICES day MENS BEST WATCHES 18Slze all In 20Year Gold Fllled Screw Cases Prepaid Hampden Special Rwy 23 Jewels 35 50 Same 21 jewels 27 00 New Hwy 23 Jewels 29 50 John Hancock 21 Jewels 25 00 Dueber Watch Co 21 Jewels 21 50 17 Jewels IS 10 Grand 17 Jewels 13 50 Same 15 Jewels 10 50 Same 7 jewels 25 Elgin Verltas or Waltham Vanguard 23 jewels 32 60 Father Time or Crescent Street 21 Jewels 25 00 W Raymond or A Tracy Premier 17 Jewels 22 Wheeler or Bartlett nlckle movement 17 jewels 14 Same gilt 12 60 Same 15 jewels 10 50 Same 7 Jewels 60 the above 350 less In Sllverlno Cases Prices of 16 12 and 0sIze Watches will follow DIAMONDS Do you ever pick up Diamonds dol You can do so It you will order mo There are many brokers In 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set up all of them Including Owen the fidel Mr Campbell claimed nnd I think did so once to mo In personal conver nation that Purcell the Catholic was tho fairest debater ho over mot and that Rico the Presbyterian was tin most unscrupulous one and this Is my recollection of them from having read them In my young manhood But It was then as now regarded by all Protestant preachers as n good stroke of policy to defer to a Catholic as against any other Protestant and It is not at all my recollection that Purcell was at all considerate of the feelings of Campbell and I never heard that he reciprocated Campbells compliment of him r Owen on the other hand I think was kind and gentlemanly and con siderate and fair but his arguments real or socalled were the same glit tering generalities without practical i and forceful application that charac terized all of Mr Campbells preach Ing and classroom lecturing for the years that I heard him as n student under him wUnder these circumstances I de that If I ever got into any r oral debate with any preacher that I would whatever other deficiencies I might display be guiltless of any unkindness or personality and these I so successfully avoided in the bate with Wilkinson that he compli mented me almost to fulsomeness or that score saying that I was showing myself In debate far more admira ble than he had thought ho was war ranted In expecting Ho went so far as to say Inferen r tlaliy If not In plain words that I was a greater man than Ingersoll until simple ordinary modesty for the pos resslon of which I have not always boon given any great credit made me Interrupt his speech to call him down by pronouncing his encomium upon me as being evidently preposterous as Ingersolls reputation even apart from his antitheological utterances was that of the greatest American or aator in the estimation of Rev Henry 1 War Beecher who thus introduced Ingorsoll at ono of tho latters lect bare no reputation at all among fidel propagandists or among any oth ersTo be candid while Wilkinson and I exchanged compliments ontha ros trum of the United States Count roan In which we elated and It was and rstill Is my duty as a gentleman n1 fair man to give him the benefit of all doubt it would occur to me at the time and does so won matnro co sideratlon that Wilkinson ilicnii was to magnify UP Importan lu or IT lo a raulo himself by tin latlon ho was sustaining to lie PR us he repeatedly saldt mnu ivhm tho Inlid ls had Import from n dictnjce of 1200 miles to T bin thn product of tlc wild VVitrm prairies entirely selfmade except tt ho had had access to itg lOhs of HS rffl rr alleged mist oat ties Impor u Is In one score true Lint all the clrcumstai n thtr are recollect1 by those he rev member the preliminary co tip dene Indicate tur It wast v vJh any bombastic fnrrlsh oft imts tht was her Vied by my fr Pods that the tvholf matter v frliv much sorJn urofesaloni1 on tr rat cf riy frlc r anti mi in distinction if anj bring as u xvrlur In which I had teen enga fit rmny earl qlJll rof at all as a Mnk in which I hurl had a most in ex jioIifico eeept a a preacher lie same religious sect with Mr If then under these circum Arias had done nothing more than in Oju myself n courteous rind fair jjcntlPiuan nd M W and all ollf Chrltftiiin and Infidel men u tacit adults and children rl in riiitiy rdmlttcd in words and ins 1f kindness and respect anti evn Ivy for me instead of tho ruffian that he said he had expected to see me judg ing as he said from my utterances tn my paper I believe won t lint e accon ljn da1 ueL of good ftnrcause abundantly to coinpetn e for the expense my frlcnda and lnvr brne to go to th far oft hot Kit Jo rot ink that thlj s tyI any means all nat cconVi by try MscussIon with Mr W VIllInsGH is a Fig flan IKIK mnil looking r on without natv the ordinary preacherlal pretension to sanctity On the evening of our filt J meeting he Introduced me to his rath er pretty and lady like wife who through the whole time of tho discur I slon was very affable to me and on I the last night of our meeting came up on tho rostrum anti bade mo a kind bood bye and wart and ullll ai U r T perfectly sincere when said to Mr Wilkinson and Ids wife that would bo glad to see thom at my own homo trIn Kentucky This ninny of my renders will rec ognlio qulto a change from my or dlnnry estimate of preachers as ox pressed In the Blade nnd Is moro than would say to any priest or preacher now living In Lexington If hind to be beaten In religious nr gumont It probable that would elect to have the Job done by a man of moro prominence than Wilkinson nnd for him I possibly have some more than ordinary sympathy from the fact that ho represents the church to which I formerly belonged and there would therefore be some mod iciim of glory coming to me from that fact But apart from fact that he Is not a man of great distinction not even so much so In his department as I am In mlnoI have never met any man from whom I would have to receive my Waterloo of de feat If that had to be done than Wi klnson Necessarily without any largo edt catlohnl advantages he nevertheless lies pat all the argument for his reo lIglon that I over read from Paleys Evidence or Butlers Analogy or Al exander Campbell or John W Me Gnrvoy of Lexington mill the nrgu ment is so exceedingly meager If it be logical to call it argument at all then I can now for the first time In my life see plainly why a deeper and shrewder man than Wilkinson ns Me Gnrvey Is has for years resisted all my efforts by blandishment or denunciation to induce him to meet mo In religious argument 3This has always seemed to me as special strange In view of the fact that on one occasion McGarvey a Campbelllte preacher educated In the snow college that I wee ho being 1now the best posted preacher In Ken tacky and having added to the ordl nary theological curriculum a visit to Jerusalem and the Holy Lnndon ono occasion in Lexington walked Into pulpit of the Broadway Chris- tIan church having in his hand a copy of the Blue Grass Blade from which ho preached to an audience of 2000 men only and in the course of his remarks said Charley Moore has said sumo hard things but I never caught him in a lie That was when my Influence was scarcely a tithe of what It Is now and that Influence seems to be con tinually on the increase under such circumstances that it can hardly be possible Worvnv a natural rip baler of t 1f1Rt ilIccount for his Ignor- Ing my presence while I am influenc ing thousands of people where he in fluences hundreds on the supposition that he knows that there is absolutely no argument for the truth of the Christian religion or of any of the various other religious but tit they have to be received on faith as Wil kinson said faith being but another name for credulity a disposition among superstitious people to believe stories which assert supernatural without sufficient evidence Wilkinson did not seem to me to be a man who was dispassionately trying to find the truth but a man whose purpose was to beat down his bppon net In the estimation of those who heard regardless of real argu ment In the case He said it was his duty to meet any objection that was found to the Bible with the best argument that he could Is also a lawyer and In defense of a client that may bo his duty the supposition being that other side will also make the best argument It could make and that a jury would de cide which was right But I contended as still do that In the discussion in which wo wero ongaged the duty of each of us was to try to gain the truth and that we ought to make admissions and conces sions when wo saw the argument was against us and in several Instances I gladly conceded that my position was not well sustained when by dogmatic tenacity I would not have had to do so but could have maintained my view even better than ho defended untenable posItons that he assumed two Instances of quotation of the Blblo that I admitted hind misapplied are Jeremiah 227 and Romans 7 In the first of these God Is plainly represented as directing the prophet Jeremiah to tell people to get so drunk that they could not stand up and would have to tall down and vomit and In the latter of these passages Paul seems to use the cratic method to show that Christians may lie In order to promote the glory of first of these passages Wll dnsons reply was that the language was metaphoric and did not literally mean what It said Ho defended his position with parent fairness and plausibility and conceded that he was right and that was wrong But In claiming right to say that u plain statement was a metaphor he of course must concede to ice the right to use meta rtlll phor to explain parts of the Bible when that plat suited me cud would only have to nay an Indeed tunny Christians do tint tho whole story of holir nit Rivet In Now Testament in a metaphor aid does not at all menu what says mid If tho story of hell Is a nietnphor of course the story of heaven ns given In tho Now Testament might also bo a metaphor and the conclusion bo that Jesus did not mean to teach that there really was any such place ns heaven but that speaking In a part ble as was his habit ho only meant to say that people would be happy hy doing good a most prominent tentIon that is made by Infidel writers including myself In my Infidel per Of course In tho samo way the whole story of the crucifixion of Jesus and his alleged resurrection from tho dead could thus be made a beautiful and consistent and poetici allegory all thoroughly in harmony with the Oriental style of teaching morals ns was done by Esop in his famous Fables and by Jesus in his natsural and necessary logical sequitur from tho demand of Mr Wilkinson that ho should be allowed to explain away as being mere metaphors teachings of the Bible that he admit toil when literally construed to be thoroughly immoral The passage in Romans seems to express the opinion of Paul that it Is right to lie for the glory of God and this seems to be In harmony with teachings in the Old Testament where God Is represented as saying that he will put a lying spirit into the mouths of certain prophets method used In Romans is called the socratic method from a plan of argument used by Socrates In which he asserted nothing but onl questions and these questions were so arranged that if an opponent of Socrates could not answer them Soc rates gained by his opponents ina bllity to do so while if his opponent could answer them Socrates lost noth ing and the plan was strikingly lik scheme of argument which says Heads I win tails you lose Paul had been in Athens where Soc rates had lived and was familiar with this onesided method of the famous Grecian philosopher and seems to haVo used it But at the same time it is true that the context In which this curs passage has the same finite peculiarity that Peter attributed to the wrltlf saidail had written somethings hard tpftoe un made an exegosla of this passage about lying for tint glory of God that was creditable to him and I just admitted because I wanted to be fair and oven generous that he was right and I was wrong In my under standing of them On another occasion when wo were dlcussing the burning bush from which a voice came to Moses Mr and I conflicted in our statements and he seemed to accept my view of it which opposed his argument but while ho was speaking found out that I was mistaken and I Interrupted him in his speech to explain to him that I was mistaken and that ho was right about It and tried most con scientiously to act In this way through all of the discussion But when It came fo Mr Ws time to reciprocate my fairness ho would not at all do it but claimed as ho plainly said that it was his duty toI make the best argument for his side that could bo made hits purpose seem ing to be to argue for victory rather than for the purpose of eliciting truth Ho simply assumed that the Bible was true while the proposition that The Bible contains fundamental er rors was one of the two questions In debate and then his whole argu ment was to sustain that presump Hon when evidently under the circumstances his plain duty was to take his Bible just as ho would anyI other book including various other Bibles of different religions and CramI tho evidence regarding them internal and external determine whether or not the Bible of his particular re ligion was the true and only true oneI will give sortie examples of thef way In which Mr W not only clined to he as generous with me as was with him but in which he per slated in maintaining a position utterly untenable on any primiple of logic or exegesis that would apply in anye literary criticism other than that of the Bible though it is true that In so doing ho took the position of strongest defenders Of lila faith In arguing the genuineness of the Pen tateuch tho first five books of the DIblcI took the position that they were not written by Moses not only because they all speak of Moses in third person lint that ono of thorn gives an account of death ofi Moses and says that Moses wast burled on Mount Nebo and that nof Isman knows tho place of his burial until this day words until thin cc 1 tiny indicating that tho man who wrote that must Imvo written It n considerable time after tho death and burial of Moses and Inference being that whereas tho Jews would naturally want to know tho exact spot where tho grave of Moses was and had long tried to fled that spot they hind never been able to do It up to the considerable time after the death and burial of Moses at which that writer In Pentateuch wroto And that Moses could not have written the Pentateuch because It gave an count of tho death and burial of Moses when Moses could not have written the account of his own death and burial was evidently sensible position taken by Bishop Colenso of tho church of England and yet Col onso was allowed to retain his po sltlon as a Bishop In that church In a government where church and state are combined and it was from man inconsistencies llko this in Pentateuch that were urged by Bishop Colenso that Ingersoll in my opinion got tho facts from which he produced his famous Mistakes of Moses I made this point in order to show that this most important part of the Jewish Bible upon which Wilkinson principally founded his argument for existence of a Godour first Issue in discussion being statement There is no God ho differing to show that this important part of the Bible Is without any accredited authorship and therefore Is not genu inc To my position Wilkinson made the usual reply of tho Christians that Moses had written all the main parts of the Pentateuch but that tho ac count of tho death and burial given In the Pentateuch had been written by some one else Wilkinson said that it WB common theylives of men and attach them to the books of those men that generally these biographies were placed in the beginnings of such books but that in the case of Moses and the Pentateuch this account of the death and burial ofethe writings of Mosee We all know that when such blo graphics of writers are given by an other person the name of the writers of the biographies are attached to the biographies and that the two books the one of the main writer and the one of the biographer are plainly made separate and distinct In the case of Moses and the Pentateuch however there is no break In the account of Moses whllp ho was lMns and tho account of his death and burlairmrdttci liaimtitiiHii inrnir way that It is not all written by the same party and the assumption of Mr Wilkinson that there was another party who wrote the account of Moses death Is only what has to bo to maintain the false theory of Mr W that it is his duty to make the best explanation that he can In defense of his religion oven though there Is evidently no logical defense that can be mode To be continued OUR FEAST WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST IM PART EVENTS AT THE WORLDS FAIR It is too bad that Dr Wilson Is not In this country at present to boom our SL Louis Congress Nevertheless those of us who are most exert our utmost to make our next meeting one of the most inportant events of the Worlds German Liberal Society of St Louis holds its convention in the Mound City on October 17 and 18 and has invited all sister organizations to cooperate and has extended- a general Invitation to all Freethinkers to participate In the deliberations That society was very anxious to have the National Liberal Party meet the St Louis on the same dates but as Dr Wilson our President will not return to the United States until Oct 15th It Is impossible for our Society to meet on the same dates But arrangements will be perfected which will oven prove of greater vantage to all All of us will want to spend a few days at the Exposition So will all who attend the German Liberal Societys meetings That body begins Its sessions on Saturday and adjourns on Tuesday night Na tional Liberal Party meets on Satur October 22 This leaves Wednesday Thursday and Friday for taking in the Worlds Fair and sight seeing What a treat Three days between the end of tho German Liberal Socie tys meetings and the beginning of the National Liberal Partys Congress Just what we want So let all who can possibly sparo the time and money spend ten days in St Louis beginning with October 15th and end ng with October 24th Ono thing rant to arrange for the members and of both tho socleUes and that a dollar supper In a garden if tho weather will permit and If not inn hall I want to see five hundred head J 4 i ItL1uJN01S OmNTRAL RAIL ROAD to i 5550Louisville and 1 Aug 15 to Sept 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 Issuing monthly 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