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T 1 O BLTJE GRASS BLADE iuv u UBAVUKN IN THE IirrOF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCh IJllJi VOLUME XIII MUM YEARIA11igh anti WrERM3 OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers teats each 250 for five TermslOO per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five New subscribers sent one year for 250 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Ift Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address vise this ofllca giving your old well as the new address di Fir Nhen you send your subscription therou area new or old Tij subecriberwlI show expiration ot subscription attt serveas Ii receIpt astb0 atechan o as ecan Raj the 8Uh8Cribe sve Subscriptions to this publication are xnot discontinued at explmtlon unless j ordered oy the The 1r courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the of all resubscription price papers celved until the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered dlscon 4 tinted It Office of 165 W Short 8L itexlngton Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall Matter Address all communications t- BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Cumberland Telephone 619 WANTEDtialesmon local and gon eral reaching the pump and well sup- plY trado on recently patented well specialties of grail merit ITllls Ronk Co wwllm HALF SIZE WILL BE THE BLADE UNTIL IT IS iBETTE SUPPORTED The receipts for tho Blade are so fur v short of Its oxponces that front this title the Blade will come to you In Its present form only one shoot until we are able to resume Its full size If of those that I had regarded as certainly lifelong friends to the paper have deserted It have to the greatest of my ability and conscientiously done my part and Mr Hughes has faithfully done his t part and cannot any longer afford to PILIiwould be happy to write for those who taw pleasure In reading what I t write but It Is unpleasant for mo to feel that am writing for people who do not caro to read what I or others may write or who if they do enjoy It are not willing to pay tho small price of the paper My personal financial condition Is that cannot do anything more financially to suppurtthe paper 1 do not know what tho outcome may ho further than that It depends upon others than Mr Hughes and my self have no reproaches for unybody rti and am grateful to any who are iirwho ever havo been friends to mo tho explanation Is that j r suppose tired of mopopio Uavo simply gotten fi sand my paper r r iJ ttrSrlnt04 l4T ROME CO ICRESS REIDR WILSOIV MAKES BRIEF PORT The Congi fJ unilud today after a four days se ulon one day longorI than was Inuhrloji but such was tho enthusiasm unlwork to done that It was contlnjfPhvor Friday A great many went h mo hut still there oroI thousands loft mil enough to matte a big parade LOlho mouumontH of Bruno and Garibaldi At 8u m fho first morning hun dreds had guifjorod at the College dl Roma or College of Route and by nine the great forum was packed as well as galleries By ten thousands had gathered on tho outside The forum was beautifully delimited with bunting und flowers around In a circle stood men with bsijimrH representing tho different Libel societies counted 85 of the Frualaiiaons alone It Is slgnlflouut that the College Homo was a Jesuit Unlvorsl Now It Is eut rolled by the orI wont and Itaculty made up pally oftho radical infidels Thus tho loaVea is leavening It Is sign flcunt that the govornment gave Its greatest ttimplf of learning for tisoof an Infldol CougroHS Why To give ai direct slap utIO Pope It Is significant that four of tho ing professors Of the College dl Roma were the leading spirits of the Con cress Prof OulSepjib SergI Doctor of Phil osophy preMibml and opened up with amhllmuchby Signor vuiul chief deputy of the Italian Parliament who represented the goveriuuoM and delivered the ad ilresH of weld mo Thai jjovornr lit bare owns the rail toads find it irt already given halt IJInof tlian fr tolo atl6nand riispfioU TJut that Is not all Signor 1hnnlanaounc ed that the government gav all tee gates free admission to all tho mus eums and public places and galleries In Hoini Naples and Hcrculenuum tlie government mind you But back to the Congress After sew oral other short speeches Haeckol was Introduced The crowd wont wild Before ho was permitted to speak the band played a patriotic air and hun dreds joined in sIngIng It Oh but wasnflt grand lJannurs1thuIng like u colossus In the midst walt Ing to speak Ho made a brief address was loud ly cheered and after another speech was announced that u would Immediately form outside ItI nave to the Porta Appla the In the old Roman wall which battered down what ho defeated the Papal artery and through which ho marched Into Homo There were 10000 to 12000 Jn lino und 30000 to 40000 had gathered at tho Porta Apjla Three bands wore in the procession and a thousand voices singing What do you think that As our Freothought celebrities are so tune this was Inspiring to meal most overwhelmed me The rest of the day was taken up In speechifying and business and tole workIersto do things The grand Orient Masons the highest body In the world gave a grand reception to nil the Masonic delegates and wives thousands attending at their magnificent club rooms at 9p m and so ended the first day of the greatest Freothought Congress In the tory of tho world In America which boasts of Its freedom of thought and speech and of be- Ing tho conservator of the same and the teacher of freedom to governments if a man or woman raises his voice publicly for the same he is set downs an anarchist or wild man Hero in monarchical Italy the gox eminent In handing over Its great temple of learning for our use and In giving us free admission Into all the public places has virtually allied it self to tho cause ot Infidelity against superstition Thats tho difference The second and third days were do voted to addresses and business ands said before with such enthusiasm that the Congiids was extended anoth er day Tho Congress closod with a great parado first to the monument of Bruno and thou to tho great equestrian statue to Garibaldi on the high hill overlooking Homo Eloquent speeches were made at both places and I am glad to say a woman participated Tho floral presentation of Haeckol was a wonder It was a palm leaf symbol of victory twelve foot long and four foot wide at tho stem taper lug gradually to tho point It was beau tifully decorated with choice roses and flowers and Uedaround it was a great d satin ribbon on which was Inscribed In golden letters six Inchon In length Ernst Hacckel per a Germany When this was placed against the monument the tip of It Just touched the feet of Bruno and this with tho many wreaths of flowers and ever green mado un Imposing sight Elegant speeches woro made and tho enthusiasm was great There were about 0000 In line Many had gono homo as they only expected the Con gross to last three days and besides it was understood that tho parado was to tako place the day before and many tnought It win abandoned otherwise the crowd would have been twice as groat Rut there was enough It was Inspiring to me could not help hilt think that whon Bruno was burning on that markot square over 300 years ago there wits not one present who dared to lift his volco In protest day there wore 0000 men and women Ion that square who would have laid down their lives In his defense say men and women because there were fully 500 women marching In that cessIon Oh but It was glorious InspiringvictoriousThe Garibaldi mou uinont were equally Impressive Grand old Haeckol lice Mr Moore cant make u speech but it was good t seo his old grey houd up In front an oagor1 listener will glvo fuller details In my letters on Rome give you Incidental matters us know you are all anxious to hear about the great Congress and believe that what I havo already told you will make you feel that your money has been well Invested In sending me here It should glvo you Inspiration tho greatest work to bo dono by any Liberals In the world will have to be done by the Lib orals of tho United States for there am sorry to say In the land of the tree the advocate of freedom laI In contempt lore as havo shown you ho Is held In respect Ho Is held In respect because he has made himself respected Tho Congress next year will moot In Paris Tho year following It has been decided to go to Buenos Ayres to start tho movement In South America You see what far reaching Ideas they have over here They mean business They work They are doing something Let us profit by their example J B WILSON President National Liberal Party iFrom The Firm Foundation WILKINSONMOORE =debate began Aug 29 1904 IThIs Thursday night Sept with all his polished edu and having visited all the Oriental countries utterly failed In each proposition to make a point He went down In defeat tied banished from the scone Tho first proposition was There Is a God Bro Wilkinson read Greeuleaf on Rules of Evidence and proved by nature and the Bible as his two wit nesses that there Is a God and cording to Mr Greenleaf Mr Moore had to prove tho witnesses false which ho hardly touched until his closing speech which was tho old thing rehashed Mr Moore affirmed one day on the second proposition and Bro Wilkinsons rejoinder was so complete that Mr Moore had to retreat from tho scone to his old Kentucky homo No doubt on many a night when the wild north winds shall whistle around the tops of the classic colleges and seats of learning of the famous city of Lexington ho will Ho In his warmed and dream of the time when he tho loading Infidel of tho world who could find no preacher In old len tuck to meet him In debate went fur out on the western plains to the land of tho coyote tho longhorn and the cowboy and there met his Waterloo before tho cowboy of the plains Many Christians assembled themselves to hear second proposition with Mr Moore the worlds great fidel propagandist which was claimed by him and his who was In the affirm atlve Mr bores efforts In the first proposition wero met by Bro Wilkin son to the perfect satisfaction of all the Christians and the Infidels hum bly bowed their heads In defeat Mr Moore made one moro struggle In his first affirmative speech but having met with such forcible rejoinders and seeing the sentiment of the prevailing victory of the crowd the infidels would no longer stand for their man and Mr Moore said that the climate exertion and being away from home was too much for him So having thanked tho people for their kindness and courtesy he told Bro Wilkinson that ho was a man of much ability and was Indeed nice In debate and thank ed him and his wife for their kind ness and invited them to his home In Kentucky and thou wended his way homeward Bro Wilkinson can suro ly meet the infidels tours in Christ SAM H DAILY Temple O On tho margin of tIll Cumpbelllto paper of Austin Texas In which Is the above tho paper being addressed to J J Kelly R R 7thore Is written to mo tho following Change your name to Mud old man and join the Salvation army am one of the Campbollltes Tho wrapper containing the paper has on it only a ono cent stamp and- o writer has violated tho postal law In writing on tho margin of the paper without putting n two cent stamp on It but ho has taken pains riot to sign his nat0 so that ho cannot bo convictIed of uaujl against the Tha marglnl note Is truly typical of the hrlsttan rellKlo- nII clan no exemption from Christian heeause have nearly reached tntco score years and ten but any of tho heathen religions my age If nothing else would have gtiln od for e sonic little word of sympa thy anlcpurt08y But In the whole Now Testament no word from Jesus or nnybjf his followers Inculcates respect for old ago and we cannot anyI day pect trFflnd It In Christians at thisI Paurpgeaks himself as Paul tho it it moons that age is entltlenoany respect It seems to bo Hmlt rdFto himself nthfsamo paper aro accounts ot to Ono Is tho Chlsm Austin debate and the othor is tho WolfS lplton debate and then there is Ian odii rial account of a Baptist nam ed Hal who visited Texas to engage In deb to with Christians and who was at ilhlllated The correspondent about Jho Chism Austin debate says in par as follows Bro Chlsm is one of tho Held cdlt ors of tho Firm Foundation and IsI ono of jthe strongest debaters In our ranks roday while W C Austin Is of equal think among the Freo Will Bap Austin is regarded as ono tlstsi1r men yet must say weak indeed Ho has no eductUbn whatever and Is like a rapid speaker If it nothingI for hlsllmpudence It would be a very difficult matter for him to debate at alb cV Chism Is a man of reasons spuakiertended two days of the debate but saw en ugh to know that the Baptists wore rr much defeated At time- Austhnp color would come and go which t showed that he realized his cause ias gone The Other debate reported Is ono bo CampIbolllteii Loxlngtjin and resulted In McGarvoy leaving the Broadway church tho most aristocratic of five Cilnpbelllte churches In theI tout ad going off to the street hurcb a comparatively small affair Jt on the outskirts of the city for poor people who are nut wnTfei In the fashionable Camp belltte n LI tlrr of tlili1ilvlsl n of the u wiiiijiuu uv uiii fh1Y from ar Incidental remark of an del who spoke respectfully of both parties nnd who said they were known as the Progressive and tho NonPro gresslvu parties The Progressive are those who want the organ which In that country I suppose Weans anything from an accord con or Jews harp pronounced Juiceharp on up to a thirteen dollar melol1eonI The NonProgresBlvos are those seol11jIngeditors are paid to do all the blowing and that therefore It Is not necessary to buy another machine for that pur pose The Firm Foundation belongs to the Non Progrossive side of the scrap The Firm Foundation port of F F Vcalls thorn anI and calls Shelton a Digressive sample of tho report of Wolf Goorgo Washington Wolf truly UII pine against his Campbelllte broth er Is as follows On their way of raising money by their fairs suppers shows and parties of various kinds he made no at all except to charge me detenseI representations On tho ton he admitted on being that tho Old Testament law and isexamples of use in tho Jewish a did not give us any right or teI for its uso in this ago He only duced oue verse of scripture which heI claimed authorized Instrumental mus ic In the worship and that was Eph 519 arguing that psalms here meant both singing and praying think we may confidently hope for a Kilkenny cat fight between two sects of Campbellltes It is a remarkable fact that In sue of Tho Firm Foundation tinted Septomebr 20 that Is 19 days after the Wilkinson Mooro debate was over the longest article In the paper over three columns Is by U Wilkinson the party with whom I debated and yet there Is not from him In the whole paper an allusion to his de bato with me Of tho two editorials In The F F V one Is on Debates and tells how The church ot Christ had In debate demolished one J N Hall Bap tist but does not allude to the Wllk Inson Mooro debate Under tho head of half rate per mits fur 1905 ono A W Young Somerset Texas has an artlclo orI Ing that ho has been getting from railroads halfrate permits for ers but ho Indicates that so many havo been getting these permits from him who were not preachers that hereafter ho must have certificates that tho parties applying aro really preachers There Is ono thing In Tho Firm Foundation which Is the only mean thing for which I am sorry to say it gets a precedent in ono Infidel paper It does not give the addresses of those who send money for tho F In this way It keeps other religious papers from getting addresses of its patrons and sending thou sample Ic of tholr own papers and tho L IbecomeSince writing tho above glanced atIthe paper again and saw another count of another debate this time between a Cumpbollite and a Primitive Baptist The Baptist Is called plain Joe Newman no trimmings on his namo while the Cnmlllto Is called Bro Joe Warllck Bro Warllck was close by during tile Wilkinson Moore debate but did not seem to doom It worth whllo to drop In Wilkinson during tho debate made a little statement In which ho said tint bitterlythat his brethren hall not treated him right As to the report of Wilkinson Moore debate suppose that nobody supposes t would have boon otherwise hat been Ingersoll or Haeckel and my opponent Clark Braden Each ary or Carrrlo Nation Of course would have to go down defeat because It Just wouldntIin to have It otherwise and anything that favored me would not have been printed In the F F Calling me a man of polished edu cation sounds flattering but Is ply strategic because It would not have been creditable to a Campbelllto to have demolished a mero boor or boloI Of course never said that I the worlds greatest Infidel gandist nor did any of my wasI say that to the best of my and belief would have had too sense If I was a man of polished edu cation to have said that even had I believed It and at Rome whore wore lately assembled 5000 Infidels In convention representing tho lead- Ing Infidels of the world Dr Wilsons letter frqjn Europe to my own paper ho being one of my best friends would Indicate that my name was not even mentioned and have no Idea that It was mentioned What did say was in effect that was the most widely known Infidel In America which suppose Is doubt attributableIin myself but simply and solely to the fact that prosecutions of mo by ernment federal and state and by tho Camlllte church have caused me bo advertised in the ordinary news a hundred times as much as IIto Infidel now living In America it would bo a remarkable thing If I were not tho most widely knows Infidel now in America In addition to ths ttowoUs News paper Directory In Now York City published that my paper had the larg circulation any of tho nineteen test imlrttuaiiuiv Jn An riea tir Wilkinson and hIli Christian meIto meet me In debating the same two questions in Lexington the town of all the places in tho world where his sect has the largest Influence andI where am best known and ho can If ho desires It have the bestIopportunities for getting mud throw at me and this meeting In Lox ington I will do all I can to bring about through tho Blade and If Mr Wilkinsons own Gospel Searchlight which ho does not send me andI which I rarely see though it Is on m1 exchange listnull the Firm Founda Lion his other organ will combine In a purpose to have the Wilkinson Moore debate repeated In Lexington they can surely do it and if they 110ni do it It will be because they doelre It and this will be the case when It Is known In all Infidel circles In this country and some In Europe that am regarded as the very worst orator in all Infidel propagandists In all of the religious debates ofj which have ever yet heard never heard of ono where either sldo acknowledged they wore If then In this case It the Infidels humbly deteatedI leads in defeat It Is the of the kind In the annals tory of religious discussions and to guard against the probable doubt that this Is an exception to the otherwise universal rule Mr Sam II Dally In his diurnal utterance should have got ten the testimony of tho Infidels who woro thus affected over their own sig for und he haying neg Wl1ljatDall1Sunda humble anyway They do not count humility as one of the virtues and then If an Infidel should bo hunt ble cant understand why he should bow his head as Infidels do not praY1 and bowing the head In token miliation Is an exclusively religious performance So that until Mr Sam H Dally dears up this point by evidence more satisfactory than his personal asset Ion a very natural supposition will bo that Mr Dally has lied at least seven days In the week defer to no man In giving to In fidels credit for sincerity and saying what they think but I hardly think them so childlike and bland as just in a body to make so public a confes sion of their defeat there was something to force thorn to do it even if they all personally felt that It was true It Is up to Mr Dally more fully to Mtiier for the Blade or any paper that ho may RIIt sending me a mailed copy The National Liberal Party meets at Frele Gemelnde Hall 20th and Dod ler Streets Take St Louis Avenue car 9th and Olive Sts Get off St Louis Ave and 20th St N11 L 1 p1- QONCRESS In accordance with toe Constitution of the National Liberal Party absent members have a voice in the election of officers The officers to be elected are Presi dent three VlceProaldonts Treasur er and Secretary also honorary vice presidents from each state who repre sent as It were tho National Liberal Party in their various states 1cutordinary paper following the style as printed 4NATIONAL LIBERAL PART October 2224 I hereby cast my vote as tOWS tv IFor President For Vice Presidents For Treasurer For Secretary For State Vice Presldent In order that no advantage be tak en by or given to the present officers request that all votes be sent In seated envelopes and addressed thus ELECTION BOARD National Liberal Party St Louis Mo Frele Germelnde Hall 20th and Dod ler Street AMENDMENTS jTo the Constitution J Liberal PartytMr Morgan Wamsley of Cincinnati proposes the following amendment To change In Artlce I the word pnrtrto the word league The t op this organization ilia o tidel aa1 Liberal League At the last Congress the amend ments proposed and which Will again icome up at the St Louts Congress wero fChange Article IV section so an i ito Include the Secretary as one of thehyExecutive Board change Article VI road The Secretary and ITreasurer shall each give surety In a Jan or other bond accep Executive Board and for to such amounts as the Congress or Exe cutlvo Board may determine The article now roads that these two officers shall give at least a 2000 bond in a bond company Change Article XVIII to read No Mange shall be made In this Constitu ton except by a two thlyds majority of the vote cast by tho members pre ent and absent at the annual Con vIledprior to the Congress Tho Secrviaiy shall malts public the smite In one or all representative journals The amendment to this Article Is And- a unanimous vote of those present hat the Congress when no such notice had been given The Congress meets In St Louis on October 22 23 and 24th at th J Frole Germelnde Hall corner 20tH onto r tDodler Streets Address all com munications to this address 4JONEWAY RATES Every tiny from September 15th to J October 15th 1904 Inclusive the Un ifion Pacific will sell oneway tickets from Missouri River Terminals Coun cil Bluffs to Kansas City Inclusive r as follows 2000 to Ogden and Salt Lake 2000 to Helena and Butto 2250 Washington to Spokane and CltyJit 2250 to Huntington and Idaho 2500 to Portland Tacoma anti Seattle 2500 to Vancouver Iud Victoria 2500 to Ashland and Astoria Oregon via Portland 2500 to San Francisco Los Angeles and San Diego- Corresponding low raton to many Other California Oregon Washington Utah and Idaho f4mRiver and Pacific Coast double berth 575 For full Information call on or adress W H CONNER G 53 East Fourth Street Cincinnati Ohio From Globe MISSOURI MARRIAGE DISSOLVEDJI IChIcago September 15SI1110n railway employe Intercepted a letter to his wife Mattie H Turner t from a minister In Nashville WithV C love and kisses from your king was- way the preacher signed himself JjdrlnldngSt Louis The Turners wero married in Clayton Mo In 1897 Judgo Hold ci om granted the divorce lkvv i Lf Itj llYoin Chicago Chronicle A 8oU6 In u e fjt LIUlON Professor Haukul of Juua uuivuratty hud uuiiu uiuuU our ihu uuvuucuiuuiu ot sciunuu tiiul in uo unno a limn on tuu whole that u ttuouiu uiigruiuiui lu ireai With coiuoinvit any serious liinU ho lUtBUi oifer Bui whoa ii o mud w urtjuulziub religion on u new basis nemo ot us ut least would question the delllral lIt unit thu possibility of lu At the congrosa of freethinkers as sembled In Rome this wool Professor lluekel caused printed copies of his address to bo circulated fur and wide Ills plats Is to reorganize the world on the basis of science Instead of dog mas and he thinks the congrosa of freethinkers that will be hold at St Louis next month to bo a good oppor unity of furthering the project Those In charge of the congress in St Louis are ready for a visionary scheme of thts kind They are report ed to ho In favor of actively undermin ing Christianity of doing what they can to explode tenets mid doctrines that have told the most intelligent minds for twenty centuries that freethinkers have as It Is true good right to propagate their negative have to doctrines as ecclesiastics make converts to their religion Thoy may oven feel It to IIP their duty as churchmen are told It Is theirs The constitution of ths country grants equal privileges to hath and the only question then Is that of ability The religions sentiment seems to he Innate In the great majority of men- The recognize a power above and be yond their control In the opinion of most men this power has personality and Intelligence and works for right eousness The majority recognize the reign of Inw but fled that law pr sup poses a law giver Science deals with the known and the knownblo Religion even be yond that and accents what It has to admit as inscrutable and past finding out Dogmatic views may change from time to time but religion still remains in Its essential character Free thoneht lacks the organic unity anti strength to establish science In the place of religion oven If the thing were possible The Boston invention tor a journal that aimed to do for secularism what the Liberator did r the antislavery cause less for lack of support just transferred Its lists to a New York Journal of similar char acter In the hope that the combine 9mayenable the latter to survive The same failure is true of other efforts where the end was to undermine reli 3glonThe fact Is that the nature of man demands something positive not no gative It can not remain in a state of doubt Its beliefs must be express ed In more or less dogmatic form Science does not fill the bill for that takes little account of the spiritual nature of man It is to this that roll gion appeals and so long as man is man his soul as well as his body must have nourishment Science can never take he place of religion v Mllvro ntTIO If 8f1totr Icle has been sent me At the head the sender has written Give him L and at the bottom has simply laconically remarked Rats The tribute to Professor Haekel Is rendered by the man who wrote that editorial simply because the advancement of the age demands It though Haekel has just been prominent the greatest Infidel conclave that the world ever saw No Christian is going to do Justice to Infidelity until the conditions are such that he will not dare to withhold such just- ice4Certainly If the words In our Ian gouge have any settled meanings science means that which Is settled as being true while dogma In Its very essence means that which is not as true and in religion always carries with It an odor of lies and fraud and yet to the Christian editor of a big newspaper that must look to Chris tiaras for its bread and butter it matter of questionable desirability ia or not society should be bas i 1 ed upon science or dogma t If any Inltdel In defence of his talk such rot and twud byFtwho to n consistent A scheme to use the known for the unknown and Improb able Is termed visionary Could It be any more visionary than the pro position to make The Hague the arbl ter In all questions of war And cause the Jap Russia war Is now go Ing on and The Hague exerting no In fluence will any man of good common sense and moral decency denounce The Hogue ns visionary and geSt a substitution of dogma for science in the promises It is not true nor In a thousand miles of true that these Christian dogmas and tenets J and doctrines have held the most In 1telllgent morals for twenty centur t ins Constantine the murderer of his wife started the Christian religion 79 years ago Since that time there rt has only lived one period during which of ChristenChristianity had control and that was a period of a thous fidomyerfrs known as the Dark Ages 1 because of the Intellectual and moral darkness that Christianity brought up on Christendom for that period The great masses of stupid fools and criminals have been todayIevery of history science art poetry statesmanship Invention discovery philanthropy have all been I of Massachusetts who lies Just died was un Infidel and was the greatest statesman since the death of the Infidel was the great est man who has died In Europe lu a hundred years and Tolstoy the dels Is the greatest living man Take from our age and country what Infidelity has done and is doing and the balance Is not worth hellroom Is a doctrine any the less valuable because It Is negative Of the laws 1 of the United States anti of our StatoR half or more think simply say what you shall not do xlmply negative doc tilt ton commandmontH In the Dlblo Kxoilim xx eight are morel negative doctrines telling what you align tint do and of the two posi tive one the one ordering tho keep ing of the Sabbath was ropddinted by locus and Paul Nobody but n Christian ass that relies upon the fact that he has tho majority and the money on his will bray out such unmitigated Ignoi anco and stupidity an this Chicago editor u proper comment upon whose religion Is that Chicago recognized as tho worst town on earth Accord- Ing to this apostllo of Chicago Christianity In the struggle between science mill dogma questions of right and truth cut no Ice but n more ques tion of ability without any Intima tion as to whether tho power to be ex ercised Is mere brute force or moral suasion though the former has hith erto been the means of the church In any event the Chicago Chronicle can be rolled upon to bo for the party that cantos out on top such little mat tern as right and wrong not being things to bo considered by n groat metropolitan Journal With this sup poslbly intelligent Chicago editor God Is a personality nail law presupposes a law giver as with the untutored Camlllto preacher of the wild West with whom have lately heel debat in Cannot a man who has common sense know that If law presupposes a law giver till existence of the law must also presuppose a cause back of him to account for hits exis tence Any child in n primary class in logic ought to he able to see tho force of my question but just nay kind of old rot will do for a Christian to say In support lug his religion It makes absolutely no difforonco whether or not It has any sense lu It It Is all right if It fools the ignorant vulgar herd and brings money into the pockets of the editors They may bo scorned and despised by intelligent and honest people but scorn and empt do not hurt the man who in solely anti soully out for the stuff the plaudits and tho money of the great common herd of human cattle is what the popular journalist that deals with tho known and the knowable Is according to this Chicago light not a thing to waste your time upon but the thing to gets religion that goes beyond science and accepts the inscrutable and past landing out It an Infidel were trying his hand to make a travesty or caricature of roll gion he coud not heat thlc Chicago Christian In hard earnest The real earnest language of Chicago Christian editor sounds that of Voltare in hits theI Christianity Dictionary In which ho Is 111KUIgntorLiberator showed that slavery was rIght Any man with ordinary sense can see that sp where Is the force pf then reference to the Boston Invastl y Unless a man In Illinois an original freestate that sent thousands of troops to the South In the civil war to destroy slavery Is now deploring the emancipation of the slaves what sense Is there In the allusion to the efforts to undermine roll gion have proven futlo Is not true by a large jug full Jesus Christ If there was any such party started his religion In Joriisa Ism and after was there and in Asia Minor for ooo years Mohammed an Imposter like Chicagos Dowie went to Jerusalem and Asia Minor right where Christianity and taught those people that lnntClI1 tianity was all a fraud and a and the people of that country love In Mohammed to this day that a Christian Is only allowed to put his root on that land by paying the buck iheosh for the privilege and by deport ng himself respectfully toward tho Mohammedan religion It certainly does take drool and gall In any man who lives in Chicago and knows about Dowle to be spouting and blowing like a whale about the dlfllculty of undermining Christianity Dowle began In Chicago ns Elijah Now he Is the chief apostllo of Jesus Christ In six months he will be Jesus Christ anti tho Holy Ghost too and In a year he will lie the Lord God Almighty and the Chicago Chron- Icle will be backing him just as soon as Dowie wants to buy the religious influence of that paper anti Dowie could and would buy that paper and editor today Jf he needed thom for his purpose- It so disgusts me to write about such an Incorrigible ass as the Chron- Icle man that must leave his cast unfinished and just repeat Hats SturISt Louis WORLD TO END IN 1920 DE DECLARE THESE PROPHETS And now comes the latest In the line of prophets In the persons of W Cuddy and wife who aver that the end of the world is scheduled for the spring of 1920 couple travel In n wagon on one side of which Is emblazoned the legend Woo unto this moblaw nation The King of tho Cross Is coming with His Angols and will Destroy the Wick ed The reverse wide of their wagon bears this sentiment All nations will unite under a false Christ and will kill whoever Is true to the King of the Cuddy wagon drawn by one gray horse drifted Into St Louis Saturday and Its occupants Immediately jegan to preach the gospel of the de ruction that Is to conic They base their dire prophesies upon the Bible the twelfth and thirteenth chapters of the book of Revelations They say that tho twelfth chapter of that work foretells the history of the Christian people after that date It says that they will flee to a wilderness where they will be nourished for three mid onehalf times Mr and Mrs Cuddy reason that this refers to the flight tJriilVfFii nr ur of tho French Huguenots to tho Amor lean continent In Tho three and ono lialf times refer to three and one half centuries The thirteenth chapter of Hovclii tluns according to those prophets says that at tho end of the three onehalf times the false Christ will nIl pair will rulo tho world for three and onehalf years during which thue nil Christians will be killed At the jiIIHowevor that Is not until 1920 Mr and Mrs Cuddy say that the an tlChrlst will come ns a lighting man Ellisithothat ho can perform miracles Accord Ing to their opinion false Elijah Is now on earth getting his hand In training lie Is none other than iIijab Dowie Mr and Mrs Cuddy have traveled EnglandjI110clrlne THE GOSPEL SEARCHLIGHT IGNORES THE DEBATE iI have received Rev WllkerminV The Gospel Searchlight far October let and there Is no allusion to the debate between him and me This Is surprising In view of Ill fact that It and another paper that Is his organ The Firm Foundation re port various debates In all of which the Camllltcs are overwhelmingly vie torious It would be very inconsistent Mr Wilkinson after all ho said com pllmetary to mo In the debate to sa anything now derogatory of mo If ho cannnot say anything against mo ho might at least say that In his pa perI am still inclined to believe thin some sweet tiny possibly before tile Mr Wilkinson and his wlfo will both be Infidels There nro u low things In Mr Wil kinsons paper to which want to call his attention One of those Is as fol nIChrist and about ninotonths of that numljor have been young boys ant Is he case everywhere In Lexington they hn 0 long distracted meetings especially in the Camlllto church and the papers report the num bers of additions but it is signifi cant that hi these days when the pol icy of newspapers is to got Into them ns many names of persons as they can about whom anything agreeable can bo said they never report the names of persons who Join the chinch It Is because they are nil boys and girls nearly always at school and the churches do not want o public1 a ten tIbii col 4ilt6 fact tT In ten years in Lexington there will not be a single matured intollli honest man of high standing join any churcbIThe churches can now only aka converts of girls who Join the church for the bellay of being baptized and then tho girls bring In their sweet hearts and so it goes It looks like Dr Wilson says That the whole church business has reference to sexual matters Under the head To young In Christ there Is In the GS an arti tie in which occurs the following- A girl who does not want a Curie man for a husband to help her in rearing and training her children is qot a true girl you dont need her for u wife Be a Christian young mat or young lady and you will be loved and honored by mill Parents are supposed to send their daughters to female colleges such as tho Camllltes have In Lexington educated in text booklt hilt tho scheme really Is ns the girl kmiws before going to teach young girls what kind of a follow to pick to be tho fath er of her children and hence the silly women that fill the churches and the sexual lowliness between preachers and church women all over tho land that Is reported In the papers It Is not urged that people should be come Christians because Christianity Is true or because it makes people any bettor but because makes ono honored In another place occurs the follow hall the pleasure of attending the Lawson MHburn debate ono day since collie here rih centrist be tWHen the two non Is walnlv great Itro Lawson Is youn man strong ami VTilBomo In npnturnuce with an fNctllent delivery knows what ho Is about when ho rites to speak find cartaulv does Ms work weii Mr Mllburi Is an old man small ably ity His delivery Is really poor tedious anti nil who hear can see that ho cities nothing for the truth but Is ont working for victory which he failed to get In this debate Ihore were four con Christian preachers pro sent all good bright mon but wo wll omit their names as wo aro ihort of space Those two parties are suppose both Camllltos fighting each pther over a church split on the question of Instrumental music In the churches the organ question that started ftiero In Lexington The fact that Bro Lawson Is n young man and handsome In apenranco anti the other follow an 1I1llI1nn cuts a whole lot of ice Of courno girls are going to hear the liniKlMoiiir young man mod not fed away their smiles on nny old man mid of course the crowd will go with tho girls- Delivery Is n great tiling with these Ignorant Christians Of course In a debate good common souse would say that tin argument is all and that delivery line nothing to do with any more than in the demonstration of a proposition In Eucid lint Wilkinson will recollect that in his debate with mo for every mlnuto of actual argu ment ho would spend about three min utes of delivery much of which was In quoting poetry gesticulating and walking around tho platform Of course old man Mllburn who hereafter will burn cared nothing forth truth and only worsted for vic tory and equally of course tho hand souse young Lawson was all truth and conscience Of course the fourteen Christian preachers Caiiillltes wore all good bright utcn- Slrauge economy of space not to print their names Another passage says And right Moro let me say If audience hat been rondo up of thntI hers of sectarian churches as they let today this noble Apostle nut have changed his answer to RUItI their notion would not have come up to the mourners bench prayed for to pleaso Apostate preach ers but would have commanded them lust as Ill did mid am sure these preachers would have been ready to call him n Campbolllto ns they Gods preachers today wild anti wooly 1111Loxlllgton call you Christians do in Lexington but so long ns you are po white trash mud call them sectarians and tail yourselves Gods preachers they will call you Camllltes Lexington Democrat STRICKEN James Watson Dies at St Josephs While Going to Tell Patients Of Church Services As Tames Watson a wealthy patient of the St Joseph Hospital was on his way to the old men quarters to fort them with his words of Idndness he was stricken with a third stroke of paralysis nt 720 last night and died two hours later He had been a pa lent at the hospital for the last eigh oouuiouthslmvJuciu enlil9ukli r from the west more dead than alive utTering from paralysis Two months after he came back to Lexington he was able to walk about but his ploys clans told him he would never recov er It was his custom to go to church every night when a service was held near the hospital Last night he went to the Broadway Christian church to attend the protracted meeting and had just returned to the hospital when the fatal stroke came lIe al ways made It a rule to go over to the old mens quarters and tell them about the service he hind attended He reached the quarters and was about to take a step on the porch when he was seen to fall He was 58 years old His only sur viving sister Is Mrs Margaret Byan who lives at 303 North Broadway He was related to Judge Hunt and Major Bullock The danger of going to church these times especially In Kentucky is so great that certainly this people will have sense enough to quit It before long If somebody at the church dont kill you or the church dont get struck by lightning and kill you God knocks you out with apoplexy especially If you are a priest or preacher I have gone Into a good many dun gerous places but draw line at going into a church CHRISTIAN SUICIDES IN LEXINGTON cOlImonlIndo not create half the excitement a report that some mans hogs have the cholera does The last caso just the day before write this Is that of a rich young man named Clemmons It seems that dils reputation Is all and his sweetheart had been to church the night before and next morning Clemmons put a shotgun to the side of his head and blew half of his head oft Nobody knows or suspects so far as know any reason for It simply two Christian young people go to church and have a little lovers scrap and the young man winds up his ca reel in this way THE HINDOO Is Doing All He Kin do to Keep Christianity Out of Hlsen In a Press Dispatch of n recent nueN Ing In Boston to urge Tho Hague to take action to stop JapRussian war- occurs tho following The deliberative proceedings of day took on an added Interest from tho fact that u loading Hlndoo Baba Bharatl wns Introduced to speak us the representative of his country rho r Vi i r T n m ir ILaLlINOJS CENTRAL RAILROAD 1 3800 Louisville to- California VERY LOW RATES T- OPorllaiitL DIG Spokaite Wa1i AND OTHER POINTS IN THE NORTHWEST SEPTEMBER 15 TO OCTOBER 1904 Through personally conducted excursion sleepers to California Texas New Mexico and Arizona 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 If issuing monthly circulars concerning fruit growing vegetable gardening stock raising dairying etc In the States of Kentucky Weat Tennessee Mississippi and Louisiana Every Farmer or Homeseeker who will for ward name and address to the undersigned will be mailed free Circu lars Nos to Include and others as they are published from month to on or address nearest railroad Agent or address F Wv HARLOWDIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY Maul0 S sL Il foi L llrrl Man And for him whoso acreage Is limited because he cultivates a high priced farm Jhore are vast tracts IN THE GREAT SOUTHWEST Within stops throw of farms in the highest state of cultivation which are practically munlcss and can be secured at one tiftll to onetenth the market price per aero of an Old State farm Write for limas trated literature descriptive of Arkansas Indian Territory Oklahoma or Texas jToand 3rd Tuesdays In October and November GEO LEE P 1Hmost intense applause that has aeonI evoked thus far during till convention greeted tho Hindoo who dressed In the costume of his people delivered a passionate speech in excellent Englis- h4eQIIcins01 the one thin at tempt of ChrhUaIil y to thrust Girl tlanity upon Indja as Its religion and the policy of the English people ot India of Invading Thibet XLOUISVILLE SKY PILOT Now of Chicago Kicks Out of The Tracks And Says The Bible is The Louisville Ky CourierJournal under the head of Former Louisville Pastor who has assailed tho Bible prints two colunin picture under which Is tho following THE REV FRED HAWLEY Ho was some years ago pastor of the Church of the Messiah in Louis yule Ho now pastor of Unity church in Chicago In an article re cently published ho dollies tint the Bible Is necessary to religious Instruc lion and thereby huts aroused a warm discussion among clergy and laity Mr Hawley declares that tho Bible contains many stories that urn ob scene inhuman anti cruel anti unfit for the reading of children He also attacks tho prevalent methods of In struction in Sundayschools BILLY BRECKINRIDGES VERTIGO The newspapers report that Billy Brecklnrldgo the Presbyterian preach er odltor Is sick with vertigo The thing that is generally knock out preachers now Is apoplexy ImowIBilly Brccklnridge my ed kinsman through the Duke of gyle so his father said has done more to uphold Christian religion than any man now living in Kentucky and have done more against the Christian religion than any man In Ken tucky and my Influence continually increasingOf may drop dead as a doornull before this gets into print Sunday morning October 2nd am so fur as know In fine health and using this day sacred among Chris tians to blast religion There are lots of people praying that Ullly may get well and hope lur will and that he will live long enough to repent ot ever having been a Chris nan die worst tiling that can be charged against him But whore there Is ono Christian raying for Billy there aro a hundred praying that may die and go to hell Now what want to know Is It there Is n God why Is this thus unless God Is helping n e to encourage In fidelity and opposing Billy In encouraging Christianity If there was only this single In titmice there night not be anything so remarkable about It but it seems to i j tA1lfi1Jir 1 bo this way all the time Nobody ever heats of anything happening to an Inlidel while reports of that fall dead in their pullpit are inwalmost nay paper and Its almost like suiciding to gH ona train or steamboat or Into a lhe tor where there Is anything go1r on with which proaoh ors have had anything to do On October i2 23 and there Is going to be in Si Louts an Infidel Congress If ydu get on umy train going from anywhere that has on it any of the Infidels going to that Con gress you nay just bet your sweet life you will got there Ell all right for nobody over hears of anything bad happening to an infidel But If you take any priest or preach er and ho Is not running off from his own wife with the wlfo of some other fellow or with tho prettiest female w singer in his choir lie Is alwys getting himself killed or just dropping dead with apoplexy PREACHER WILKINSONS LETTER rOn October 10th rend for the first time a letter that had been wrlttcii me on September 20th by U Wlk klnsou My failure to see It soakaresulted from my moving my writing and mail from ono room to another and accidentally leaving Ills letter bit hind before having read It The letter Is written for publication and is such us ordiimrilly might print In full lint Is not of sulllciont Interest to print now since the size of tho Blade Is reduced to half letter consists chiefly In Mr Wilkinsons felicitating himself that ho lilts defeated lu debate all the In fidels Including mysolf with whom ho has everdebated If Mr Wilkinson will in a fairly torso style write any argument In fa vor of tho existence of a God as says he Intends to do In sonic subse quent letters to the Blnde will print them but merely personal matters us between him and his opponents In dis cussion are not of sufficient public terest to warrant publication NEW INFIDEL WOMAN IN INGTON have Just heard from a woman lu t Lexington who has lately become aticonvert to Infidelity though she still believes I think In tho existence of n God She and all tho members of her family have been for years leaders In society and In the Baptist church Sho has had u regular college educa tion She Is perfectly enthusiastic lu the enjoyment of her new convic ions and Buys she Is coming to ace me to talk with mo but she is afraid to inako public her new views Women are becoming Infidels fas ter than men are jp