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Thi j BLUEGRASS BLADEEDITED In I li A y1arlce t 14an4sentoTIRE fo GOODMOn S PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR W ADTANO VOLUME XIII NUMBER 35 8 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY OCTOBER 30 EM 304 uuSIo0A YEAR j w TERM3 OF THE BLADE 1 1 Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers 50 cents each 250 for five Terms JlOO per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five New subscribers sent one year for 260 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the I Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this office JIving your old as well as the new address vy When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old subscriber Office of publication 155 W Short St LOZIAKt4A4Rt ckzt Entered at the post once at Lexlng ton Ky as Second Glass Mall all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 JESUS NOT THE AUTHOR OF THE GOLDEN RULE It Is clu lined by Christians that Jesus Jts not tho author of the Golden Rule and It Is said by thorn to be the most perfect Instance of morals over uttered Haeckel In his Riddle of the Uni verse page says ns follows wise men of Greece wild Do than Christ It was laid down an the highest moral principle by many Greek and Oriental sages rittacus of Mltylone one of the seven wise mon of Greece sold B Do not that to thy neighbor that thou would st not suffer from him Confucius the greet Chinese philoso pher and religious founder who rejected the Idea of personal God dud of the Im mortality of the soul said B Do to every one as thou wouldst have him do to this precept only dot thou need It Is the foundation of all other commandments Aristotle taught about the middle of the fourth century B We roust act to ward others as we wish others to act to ward us In tho same sense aiyl partly In the lImo words tho Golden Uulo given by Tliales Isocrates Arlstlppus Sextus the Phythagorean and other philosophers at different times and different places quite Independent of each other Ii commonly admitted by Christians that Confucius taught the Golden Rule though they say It was In a negative form Do not unto others what you would not havo them do to you and Christians say that tho Golden Rule of Jesus was better than that of cofuclus because the latter was In the positive form Of course to say any analytic mind there Is no superiority In either over the are to quibble and stickle about words according to Confucius wo are to refrain from doing to others what we vwoyld not have them do to us while we maydo to others what we would not 1 have them do to us And on tho principle according to Jesus thmI must do to others as we would have do to us we are under no obligations to refrain from doing to others what we would not have them do to us TSo that If are to be hypercritical it c 1Stake the two rules as commonly under stood by the Christians one the cpmple mont of tho other to complete the sense that both Confucius and Jesus equally had in view Besides tills though it appears from tho Jena UniversityProf Haeckel of V that not only did Confucius In China but Aristotle in Greece had the Golden Rule tin Us positive form respectively and ttsw years before the alleged birth of Jes ua t tJf I 4ft t THROUCH SWITZERLAND yt AND INTO ITALY ELOQUTNT DESCRIPTION WIT WIS PATHOS AjrlD SPARKLING INFORMATION FlpW FROM THE PEN OF DR WILSON Milan It lYSept The beauty of a c6u try to me do pends not only upon tmjtnatural scenery but the life given It pro gress and habitation fins of prosperi ty peace and plenty tautifuh homes gardens orchards and RIds soften down tho rugged desolation of fature and touch It with tho ideals tlm make existence EnA1I1rural life Is a dream but respects surpasses it Is mountains and lakes and rich green slopes and high state of culti vation and quaint beautiful homes over variegated landscapes quick chang- Ing from green valley and sliver cascade to glistening mountain t compose a picture most charming I am told that the Itcp bllc of Swltzer land is more prosperous titan it has been for many years It Is Jorful how this litflo republic can maintain its domocra cy right In the midst of mporlal enemies and set an example evpn to our own country for law order afil good govern ment y It Is significant that ftia dominating factions hero are Socialism and Anarchy the factions generally regarded in our country as those of riot disorder and to say hNo aro pure courts puro munlclpalltle a pure ballot and an example of peach and virtue to all those governments which howl of the menace and dangers of Socialism Hod do you account for It Of course it is well known that her geographical situation and mountaljiigraphy have tended to secure he frorhtuwck from tlie malicious auf her but how will the aldruilutslaoboutil for the ipeace and purity and a tint TJheelemnt at disorder bloodshed andI The facts ore the Soofaltei and ist over here with sot le few exceptions are very mild Republicans They are what both Republicans and Democrats ought to be In the United States patriotic and honest consequently puro courts and a pure municipal and state government Tho more I see of Socialism In Europe tho more I observe Its Importance In cor recting and purifying the evils of cen turies of aristocratic rule And as to Anarchy it has also Its good uses for it is demanding an extreme which will eventually result in a happy meallIHuman Eagles Switzerland take It all In a poor country so tar as wealth goes and ways will bo poor This due to the fact that such a small part of her face Is tillable The result Is that her valleys are overpopulated Tho beautl ful mountain scenery attracts people They are content with no other life Thousauds are simply human angles with aeries among the crags They live land above the clouds Often they amongI seo the valley for a whole day Wherever they can find an acre that can be tilled far up the mountain sides and at seemingly Inaccessible heights there you will see a Swiss cotI They raise goats cattle fruits vegeta bles gather chestnuts and somehow man age to live Tine clouds keep the grass green and rich clear to the mountain tops The browsingIvery As I previously said the lakes moun tains and beautiful scenery attract and create a surplus population and tho country Is poor But for tho money left by the annual Influx of visitors I dont know how the people hero could live They are sharp traders and ask big prices for everything from the visitor They make wonderful toys and ono of their chief sources of income is from woodcarving in which art they are mas ters There are plenty of churches In Switzerland but they are not greatly at tended In every bookstore window I noticed a predominance of books on social economy science and government and but few theological works But for the presence of tho ebony birds of Catholicism and their numerous meth ods of advertisement you would not know that the Christian superstition existed In SwitzerlandMountainous Monks You know that Jesus having gone up Into a mountain onks have to go up In the theE what a wild goat appearance of them make when they come down h1im their perches The Idea of going up into a mountain to worship Jesus Is derived from tho sun worship of the Pagans wlvjjooklng upon the sun as the highest lalfestatlon of Deity desired to look upon and worship him as early and as late atposslble and when he had passed fro sight they lighted fires on the mountain to repre IIUpon Catholics plant largo crosses Inevei saw anyone notice them but onceJ On a high sharp rock pointing out In lake Lucerne Is a very large statue of Jew extending lib nandjviJutloTer the 1 waters as in tho act of saying Pena be still nut they say the waters get on a terrible rampage now and then durln the mountain storms and they wont bo still worth a cent I travelled all round noticed conIIarched at tho top and through which could be seen the statue The structure looked Just exactly like a goodsized dog house These little doghouses are sometime placed on a rock sticking up out of tin lake whore they can not bo reached by any one in which case tho window has no covering or protection but all turns on tho shore havo hOlly wire screens or bars over tho windows and Jesus look as though bo was In Jail These bars suppose lire either for the purpose ot keeping Jesus from walking off or keep ing bad people from demolishing him saw some live or six of these shrines which Jesus had vacated anil which look ed like a cyclone had struck them What could have been the feelings or Jesus Christ supposing that ho existed had ho known that his philosophy would havo degenerated into linAge worship and that he would figure In an Idiot looking Hthtuo shut up behind Iron bars in llttli doghouses all over Europe Schillers Monument- In passing by so many of these shrine It was a relief to come to the monument of a great rationalist that of Schiller th Gorman poet Title monument is a nat ural rock feet high rising out of the lake It is tho exact shape of an ohl fashioned tombstone rounding to a point at the top On the side In letters thai cnn be rend a half mile away Is his name and Inscription iDy this comparison I would not any way depreciate Jesus I think he de served better than to be pictured as 1 lunatic and his body strung up on n cross stick and exposed to tho morbid gaze of Ignorant and weakminded ple for tho purpose of extracting money from thom by exciting their sympathies But I couldnt help but contrast the towering rock fashioned by nature for one of her greatest defenders of human liberty and tho little doghouses fashion ed by bloated priests for the domicile of un Imago that stands for antagonism to all free expression of thought A whole shipload of people pointed to the monu ment of Schiller as they passed but not ono dldI noticing a shrine of Jesus or Kayii wohiJatio TtTioinr ITho Lakes beautiful beyond scription You must see them to compre hend their magnificence Pictures tell you nothing From Lucerne to Fluellen Is thirty miles lake all the way now nar rowing to a small passage then opening Into a good sized body of water In many places the mountains come straight down Into the water and you can look far up their bleak sides Into the regions of eter nal stopped at tho chapel of William Tell walked two miles high up along the mountain sides along a road cut In the rock to Fluollen right in the heart of the Alps From titers took coach to Alt dent three miles at which village Is a splendid statuo of William Tell and son erected on the spot where he is said to have performed the wonderful feat of shooting an apple from his boys head Tho Inscription on the monument states that as long as the mountain stands the people will not forget the shot of Win Tell Tile shot Is regarded as a very Insigni ficant toot today and besides it has come to be regarded generally that Wm Tell Is a myth It I remember right Rev Robert lor the Devils Pulpit gives the ori gin of tho myth Anyhow I went with the crowd and saw the grand scenery and was well re warded In tracing up the footsteps even of a myth Mount Pllatus Is the highest peak In the vicinity of Lucerne It is not capped with snow owing to its proximity to the lakes thought when on the Eiffel Tower tliat a thousand feet up was something fear ful but when I wont up seven and a half times that high It took my breath com pletely After getting up 5000 feet every ten feet thereafter seemed another Elftal Tower It requires nearly two hours to ascend the mountain As the cogtrain movesvery slowly a magnificent view Is chasms gorges cataracts forests of magnificent pine hero and there a Swiss collage and green plots of ground the grass being very luxuriant sheep goats beautiful cows shepherd lassies on up through tunnels cuts over moun tain streams canyons now through a cloud Into sunshine on up almost straight up at times around ledges lookIng frightful abysses thinking every moment that wo had surely reached the top when a sharp turn would reveal other appalling ascent ahead re solving at each turn of the wheel that If I ever got to the top and down I would never be so foolish ns to venture the like again on up among the barren peaks which were lofty mountains within themselves and finally to the station A walk up of steps took us to the extreme summit Oh what a sight what a sight Lu cerne looking like a town plot in your geography The steamers far below Ing like small skiffs green mountain tides fringing the blue lakes yawning depths frightful fissures cascades spring- Ing to catch the sunlight drifting clouds enveloping us entirely obscuring our view only to pass away and to permit new burst of glory to strike on tho sight white frozen peaks all round piercing the blue distances and standing like sentinels iW hastily and truth over the warm vac cl hating and passionate earth below And Oh the feeling littleness that me over me What an Insect am I Bthndlng up here I said Upon tho level gijouud you do not feel tho vastness of tho rth But upon a mountain top the sen tics of Immensity overwhelms you I h the seine feeling at sea after sailing fo days through the waterthe vastness of the oaean ever expanding while I felt n self contracting all the time But all I said to myself my head Is t mountain top This brain of than has gl own its contempt for Nature and pro p led a steam locomotive over your cl sae and under your rocks and through yoV clouds and up your frightful pre Ices where only the winged creatures orjthe sharp hooted chamois darn venture here I stand headhlgh above your lojty brow and timedefying crags This of man his measured the distance of the great golden sun sloping to the want and the myriad night worlds thatI tl1e the cerulean ether v Is natural that man should experI jfun a sense of pleasure whenever he are top The mountain being under my fpft and recovering from the sense of and fear began an exaltation of tin human and the words onme Instlnc- tI plint a piece of work is man reason How Infinite In Iiinohle Iniform and moving how express admirable In action HoV like an angel In apprehension H0w like a God Iut subsiding tram my rhapsody I thought how Insignificant after all Is man whin an Inflnlteemal microbe will get Into his lung and wreck nil that noble reason and infinitude of faculty I mid again with Hamlet Oh what a knave and arrant rogue am I and it beIgait to seem to me that Shakespeare was much like the Bible ypu can prove ev erything by him Sunset and Sunrise I remained all night at tho hotel on the mountain for the purpose of seeing the set and I had seen him dip under tho ocean painting the skies with solid crimson tinting the pearly clouds with rainbow glories and streaking the dimpled surface of he sapphire sea with golden streaks of fjauld tire I had seen him rise up amihjtheyciouds of the morning scat 4l rays over the lone ttPyeYitbty et pri8 llfl1iAjPliilcutly tow litm throUgh his sclntllant Silver pats It was now my privilege to see him go down between the mountain tops tinting the glistening snows with an ever Ing crimson which melted into glowing shades of pearl and purple softly gently dreamily fading Into the drowsy dusk Ever larger and larger he expanded re as he bade farewell to the watching world and thought of some grand old men and women know whose lives like wise are growing larger and larger with the approach of deaths night But gloriously beautiful as was his ting It Is not to be compared with his lingering Afterglow Hull Into skies of crystalline blue he shot his pointed spikes of burnished gold Those bright stars the advance couriers of Queen Dlan came out of their dusky battlements as to wave farewell to the tingly ruler of the glowing day As farth er and farther he receded from earthIslowly his golden beams melted sliver blue of the night and around the lone and ghostlike peaks circled the wheeling stars And as I sat alone on the mountain top looking down Into tulles of darkness then the direction of the sun whose still lingered pale above the far sal Let niy life be at least n little lightI Like the Suns daY1letew a glow Though am neither what should be nor what I could Jewith weaknesses and tailing common to the human with tempests of opposition and clouds of dis couragements which hide at Intervals my better self with rainy days that pletelY obscure every bright ray of being still Ilka the sun let me ride over and mellellandto me togS and the eternal darkness In which many sad minds grope Let me a little at least endeavor to help them in the dl rection of the mountain top and should any reach it through my assistance and live to see my lifes sun forever set may It not go down In clouds and darkness but shining clear and bright linger a lit tle while In grateful memorys afterglow Such should be the wish and resolve especially of every Liberal of every man and woman who enlists in the battle for human liberty Wo should all strive through our weaknesses and fallings to rise from our dead selves to higher things and at the same time help others to rise with usJocund Day I was up early and at the top of tho steps to see the sun rise I realized the first time the full meaning of Shakespeares saying Jocund Day stood tiptoe on the misty mountain top Ahl the glorious old orb had left a Ing afterglow clear round the I saw him silver the eastern mountaintops send his diamond shafts through dark pines and deep defiles streak the crystal lake with gleaming fire dissolve J R iIrr and crag sunset and sunrise but must not linger too long nt description Desire to Please AllITo write a good letter one muet jumpI quickly from this to that Somo ClaMI only for tne conditions of men and things- of human Interest of what Is going on in the world Some want to hoar of art and education and some anticipating a trip themselves somelne would like to know the details of travel Women want to hear something of women the Social ist to hear something of Socialism etc I know that I cannot please and Interest all alike so I aim to touch upon all issues nature art government science eoonom ics social conditions religion farming labor public Improvements Incident and tho oddities that come In my way By thus scattering my topics I hope to please- all a little bit I want to tell the things other writers do not steak of Thoro Is Frank Carpenter He visits foreign countries gathers up some few statistics gives you a very faint glimpse of the life of the people and spends the rest of the time telling how he got from one point to another If ho misses a train he will occupy half a column telling about It and the newspapers pay him 10000 a year and pxpenses for writing next to nothing- Because write of the unjuatlc of hu manity and expose Ignorance and super stition they wouldnt give me ten cents although I write Just what people would like to hear and just what would belpI a paper High Up Crosses At different points up mountain paths you will find a wooden cross planted This I suppose is to remind the faithful of their sinfulness and ohurch dues Con sidering all the devices the Catholic re ligion employs to keep tfielr flocks pray ing and payin7 what a haunting specter In the mind must be theblaek features of priest a On one of the crags at the top of lit Pllatus Is a large wooden cross But it la not on the highest pointtwo other crags being higher Just how It came that they did get It on the summit I dont know but rest assured they tried to get It there As to planting churches and crosses they always want to be seen of men They Imagine I suppose that a highup cross Is indicative of a highup religion The first thing you know they will be tacking a cross to the tall of a comet and employ tho darn thing as a jjilssionory to the inhabitants of Mars and the moon to i ve to them first that the pope la fallible Sn3 sego tlfht jTsua fs tha7s4T lor of tho martians and moonltts as well as of the Italians and thll Irish The next thing they will do will be to plant monasteries all ov r the mountains In the moon Dont know what effect that will have on crops down here but Ine the farmers will have to make some new observations on planting for I never Continued on last page from CourierJournal KNUCKLESDISPONDENT AND SAYS THAT HE WILL COMMIT SUICIDE Accused Man Closely Watched By The Turnkey At County Jail awaltIling razor from the pocket of a Jail guard urday morning says he will kill himself if he gets an opportunity lie said gee terday that he did atttmpt to get the razor Saturday and that he wanted to cut his throat Of course will kill myself If I can he said What do I want to live for They say am a thief and I guess they will prove It and there Is nothing left to live for What do want to go to prison for I tad as well be dead and out of the way The Jail guards realise that Xuckols Is not Jesting and a close watch is kept on him He Is not allowed to use a knife or fork In eating his meals while everyI article with which he might deah life Is kept away from him The Jail guards believe he is insene and that he will become violent If he remain In pits on much longer t I have known Xuekols from Me hey hood and have from time to time for reerlHeEXWARDEN COFFIN VISITS ME My family and have recently greatly enjoyed a visit from Mr E Coffin who was warden of the when I was a prisoner thereiI do not know what lili religious con victions are but he Is a grand old speclI men of a man harImonlzedcompletely except the fact that ho wqnt to the trot ting races at Lexington I expressed to him my hlgh apprecla tlon of the distinguished kindness he had shown me when I was a prisoner under him He said he had never done anymore for me than he felt It his duty to do tI J 1but that he had never treated any othw prisoner as he did msor words to that effectSBelny asked by a lady in Lexington If penitentisryheafter they turned me out lie says he Is coming again to aM tie He was delighted with the Blue Grass country that he then saw for the first time and greatly admired our oiled turnpikes ana says he Is going to try to Intro duce them Into the state of armylieof this country seeming to fear that we are getting to be too much like the mon archies of Europe He cam to Kentucky to buy ponies but said they east es iYmore than he was willing to for said he saw a Shetland colt Unit would weigh about pounds asH for He subscribed for the Blade age took with my compliments a oofly Dog Fennel the Oniontylie has traveled in Europe and we Mffl pared notes with apperent great fnttrwt r to all We laughed heartily at his account of his sea sickness He says he vomited all over the fine dress of a lady and that white her hue band was cursing him for It and tatting him no gen tie mm would do such a trick she vomited all over him Mr Corp and he feeling so bad that he did not pun the man killed him told the man that no lady would do such a trick He has throe farms near Sprlngftald t Ohio where be lives I expressed a de sire to go back to the prison some Ulna and in a talk in the chapel on Sunday tell the prisoners about my ception at Lexington on my return tram prison and about my travels In the ibeTO THE NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTVP 1c IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED AT ST LOUIS MOIOCT304I By Josephine Henry Greatln and greeting to my comndki and coworkers my heart and hopes are with you In yojir deliberations and your deliberations and your efforts to free tho human wind from superstition and to cure civil and religious liberty to every human MB atMr the American flag The engross of the Notional Id nlTerryifBaMMBB Ih thathave Dc sitebeen or will be held at tke St Louis Worlds Fair for the reasons that It stands for liberty of man woman ana child against the encntuchments and ty t ranny of priest pnlltlekin and plutocrat that like vultures prey upon the Ignor jldwpoverty crime and misery yPartyvital Issues It points to the perils that threaten the life of the expertnu nlnl no ipublic and shows a way of escape c The platform of the Republican and Democratic Party are mere Jargons of meaningless platitudes Yr They not Intended to mean any thing they are constructed to catch the votes of the Ignorant gullible and pre judiced Neither the Democratic nor Re publican parties deal In principles bat every plank In their platforms Is loaded down with tOth century U S polities Our present condition Is the result of men alone guiding the affairs of our soon Men possess on halt of the mentality the race while wpmen poseas the other and women are the moral force yet this r mental and moral force Is locked up In 14neverrIaety of the Republic secured until women are free and the power of the priest and plutocrat paralysed One nation la learning how to deal with its enemies and that to France hM put herself on record as the most vanced t nation In the world mil of France are equally Thetof the United States France Rome and banished every from its territory It has done this to preserve ltbe iyrUnless we call a halt Americana wit won be hoe to face with the pruhlat that France Is solving today Protestantism Is disintegrating drltdhg to Rationalism and Rlmanlsm Rationalism and Romanism are UIup for the final conflict which will decide whether Liberty shall triumph or be wip id from the face of the earth Rome has tot In Italy she has loot In Vua18tatLet all Rationalist be on guard effort to In the near future pleat alt American Dla In the White House and a ombes and tan In the Cabinet Uttt riestly power and dictation may be fHr mar paralysed Let all Rtionalteta be on guard Again greeting to my coworkera 3ly l lesson triumph and Liberty llvi forever THE REV W W ARMKR WILL PLEAD INSANITY The Rev W W Armer the Presby terian preacher who In Jail at Owenn boro Ky for the murder of his son waa indicted today by the McLean county grand Jury for murder In the first degree Armer will be taken back to Calnoun in the morning and arranged for trial lite case will be set for TbundayI was brought to Owensboro for safe Ikeeplq His brother from Broaln was In the city today and raid that nIl he taken for was a Mir trial Aenur Ml au his son In McLean enmity on toy ffor slight provocation Ho wlh piSailVth sanityri tii fP l tIiI jIrori 1 f s 1iTHROUGH SWITZ ERLAND AND INTO ITALY Continued from first tvge the loud to gentle rain and paint a rainbow on the mount fn wale Had I the times I eottld paint you a beautiful word picture of all these lime melts of groan vaUar and unn heights of like and mountain oataraot saw atmospheric conditions that a priest didnt clang Cathollos oven his nob thcms3lrs when a prteat oomea Into their preenee The Woman at the Shrine The extreme top of Mt Plltus feet square with a will built upon i four feet high On one olds It Is 3000 foet straight down to the pine tops and then 4alopos precipitously 4600 ret into the In and the wee nl1wask my powers however that I will describe and which s rImpressed me deeply Through the glass I saw one ot those little doghouses I told you of about two miles away I could see a strange looking object In front of It which I could not make out But observing It move I looked Inter at It for some time Finally It arose nnd I saw that It was an old woman with a big basket on her head and a bundle on her shoulders ns big as a haycock and which I think was one either that pr n bundle of switches which they gather tor p Impressed me was that of the crosses and shrines I had seen oer SEurope this was the flwt Instafice In which I had seen any one notice thorn or 1kneel before thorn and this was a woman with a burden on tier hmln and a burden on her bade neither ot k which did she remove while at her de if votlons I told a gentlemen present what I hael Ic seen and gave him the glass to vlow Trher and then said to him There Is de plcted the secret of the power of ChrIs Ft tlanlty and of Catholicism In particular 4 the burden that both the brain 8nd body otwoman Is compelled to bend ur f der He made no reply whatever and It wasnt hard to locate him Heads to Mend rvrIforgot to tell you that while nt Alt the village containing tho statue ot William Tell I went to the village churc which I was told contained a celebrate painting of the Madonna Every churc i has some celebrated painting of the Ma donna If Raphael and Titian painted all Othe Madonnas attributed to thorn they must have been skillful In applying paint T with a whltewash brush and seldom ate and never slept Well I went to the Madonna and it was the same old face with all the Intelligence glorified Olt of It It was a beautiful church m- aidLftnlshed In white and gold The money thousands of visitors at this place contributes principally to Its I wall with a London Vat his wife and as there were on of any hind the ohuI h outside to read Inscriptions on old tombstones In the yar a little chapel In the yard we went In there and noticing steps leadlni down we discovered a regular Lourdes a grotto with a statue of the Virgin In among the rocks There were all kind of pretty artificial bouquets stuck here and there about the grotto and vines candlesticks and cheap gold and red ornaments vases cups and what not crucifixes picturesenough highly color kVkan- d ed stuff to ornament two or three Dutch Christmas trees I cant remember half the pretty things there Grownup children arc attracted by high colors as well as Infants and the church well knows the effect of color and glitter upon weak minds An Iron grating ran clear across the room separating the grotto from the seated portion There Is an Institution for woakmlnde women In tho vicinity and two of the Inmates were there kneeling before the Iron grating I said to the barrister Theres nothing like having things to harmonize Hung to the Iron bars by twine strings were a large number of curious things which upon closer examination proved to be 1lttlbwax heads arms legs eta ot the body of Jesus Now and then there would bo a whole wax baby Jesus two or three Inches long Sometimes there would be two little hands or two little feet hanging together I noticed one of the old women take hold of a wax head and rub It on her own head It was pathetic In tho extreme to see this aim plo minded old woman who knew enouyl to know that her head was wrong rub It with a little wax Image Simple minded people would call this the exhibition of 0 beautiful faith Call It what you will I would not dls turb the hallucination of a diseased mind Priest Quacks The greatest hold Christianity has up on the masses Is Its hoodooIsm and med ical quackery This Is not generally rec ognlzed but It Is tho fact There are many physicians In the world but Christ you know was the Groat Physician When the doctors cant cure go to Jesus that Is go to the priest He will pray for you lay on his hands and otherwise practice the Christ method of cure Ho will give you holy water amulets and divers numerous things hoI has blessed It theso dont cure come back and invest In something else look at and pray to some old bones or toe nails or what not The revenue from this quackery Is something enormous People Imagine they are cured and big donations follow While examining the little wax arms legs etc another woman came knelt crossed herself and took a seat The bar risters wife engaged her In conversation In French and learned all about the grotto She was fairly Intelligent well dressed and good looking A Particularly Powerful Virgin She stated that the Virgin of thin Grotto a wax statue very gaudily ar rayed was exceptionally good In healing diseases that she had remarkable pow ers and people came from long distances to be cured There Is no doubt but thIs wonderful virgin was set down hero to catch the numerous people who came to the Tell shrine r l The llttto era legs of tho baby Christ hung by Mrtnfft to the 1m beta were foe the ties of poor IIlIle who not afford to buy them they had rhrumntlum In the into the would rub tip arm with a little arm and thru would take the pain and In like manner with say other cane Tho woman Muted that th1IfI were for sale etsn end vast were purohaid that people who could afford It bouffit Them and mtiteclaly tho who oamo from a distance The mini or wonton Who had aolatloa would buy a tle leg The woman who had corns would buy a foot If nhe had corns on both teot she would buy a pair of feet If the ball had throat trouble they would buy n Uttle throat It It had the tumlcknoh the would buy a little belly If tho baby wss sick all over they would buy a whole baby They had some part or other that would cure any physical ailment by rllb bing it on the part affected I told the woman that tie Can fllctgerus Conflugerus and If tho priest was thure I would buy what wns needed pr to make euro of being cured I would buy n whole baby Whole babies como high The woman watt sure that It would cure me for this Virgin hall pAr tlcularly wonderful powers Cud was an extra good virgin This same quackery Is carried on in n sneaking way all over the United Stat and people you would not drenin of boo Huvlng In such clmrlnntry are patrons- General I spent a day looking around Lucerne a beautiful cityof 80000 Inhabitant Many Europeans and some merlcalls have built handsome houses here nnd iround the borders of tho lakes for miles ire the most charming vlllns Tho Iton lot Lucerne you have heard of There is lull little manufacturing nllIl agriculture and the revenue derived trom the constant low of visitors nro tho chIef neons of existence The Swiss are groot armors Every spado full of soil Is utll zed no matter how far up tile mountn It Is found The soil Is very rich s It cared for as a miser cures for his roamires The clouds supply moisture and the grass le more luxuriant nndgrce ban In our finest Mwytjmo You will sec vonderful green fllonw that appear itralght up and down away up the moue nln side a mile high Tho grass takes hold even In the rocks Right on the ery top of Mt Plntus I noticed rich tllftS ot grass which had taken root ock lied crumbled and made a little dUAt1 I have had a greater respect for sInce seeing this In fact I believe thot In time gross will become n common tood Why not It Is rich In all tho laments that nourish bone and tlssui and I believe that a diet of gross would rove an upbullder of a people It Is leaner anti more palatable than a lot ot roots and woods upon which we feed apl the taste for which Is largely a matter ot education I can remember when tomaI toes were set on the mantle for orna tents and their taste regarded as I believe that the time will come when Go to grass will mean Dinners ready and that people will say with Botton Good hay sweet hay path no fellow The people of Lucerne talk French bllt as they are greet linguists I had but rouble In getting around us mot ot trades people talked a muddled En but they get everything backwari they cant comprehend you unles you talk backward yourself A woman had lost a gold ring and an advertise ment was pasted up In tho steamer both In French anti English The English- read this way LostA Golden Ladys ring Liberal rewrd I was told that tho Protestants anti Catholics are about equally divided In Switzerland and that In some canton sixty per cent of tho people are Protos ate and talk German and In others ty per cent are Catholic and talk French The Protestant are more bigoted thai the Catholics In Geneva Protestant day Is like a graveyard In Lucern Catholic everything Is wide open am apple There hoppIanl church anti theY stem to get along well together By completely cutting then otIterrlblorotostnnt has succeeded In putting sup million In a state of Inoccous deseu tude and that Is tho only way to do The public school system fine work shall and the private schools dally those Instructing In the Ian ages are very numerous The SwIss would be u great peoplo It they had mot table land As It is those In the val Ie and along the lakes nod railroad proper while tho mountain people out n scanty existence I drove ten mllee In the mountains to see them would sea villages of six to ten houses huddled against each other two stories hl8h built of rude atone and covered will atone roots They had been standing Pro for years and looked like ruins It Is common to see these people come Into Luoerne loaded with switches whIch they sell for fuel It Is also common to see women driving one or two cows to rude cart containing fruits vegetables ehe etc She will stop at your aild supply you with her truck or milk a quart of milk if you want It The cows are generally the very finest Some tojgetherVherovor there poverty tho ot woman Is necessarily wretched but not sew as much degradation of In Switzerland as In Germany They do not have the army conditions to tend with and Swiss are better educated amI brighter than the German No douht- hut republican Institutions have a liber Atlng and elevating effect upon men thlll tenets In elevating woman The men have their priest and parson how over and aa long as they keep these tmellng on the railroads and eating they may expect to have to drivers Into town and milk them at peoples At the Hotel de Europe which I topped there were five big priests all 11111119wine at ench meal Hotel Experience- may Interest some of you to know IKIlllothlug of hotel life In Europe which the seine all over and different to lown system They do not have lobbleH us In ours with a newsstand and counter and blllard room wrIting- room bar barber shop and bathroom step Into No convenience of this You step Info a small reception where you are met by two or three men In dress suits Every one wears a dree Iult proprietor porter waiters even ale f4 l valor boy You are immtdintlyi0nt- 4h lift atamtor to yMr reap IIMHlly the porter diMa MttJ u your bs gage ntant mad haaua yor dip of iKipar to fill this you write outIton or business not have a nailer- Hftry nun ntxHit lutist lo isninelhlng for you if they get a aha they will put your hat on your heed The have always got a hold of you SMuld you drop a pencil they will rush t IJlck It up nnd hand It to you If you them twenty times a day they vlll their hats In a thousand wny they mlike thmselvm nuisances all laying traps tor lips The chambermaid will bow Iery time you pass It you go to yoir room and wash your hands a dozen tinot day and leave the water In file bowl at often will site go and empty It you come In at night you will find the covers turned down your gown laId smoothly across the bed and your lip right whore you can stop Into thtm They will not give a person a chnnce to walt the least little bit on thirselv They will snatch a valise out of your hands before you know It walchi you like a hawk when you got leaoI and all line up for n tip some times there will be live pr rtx that you Imd hot tlfn Ohl Its fearful The other of this evil Is title of these ore imld little or nothji In fuel nil over Europe whore America congregate waiters pay tile prolrietors for the privilege of waiting But of the nienlnls get nothing at all the do not get a tip and often IJfolt sorry for thorn and shelled out ollr rood money It Is tho austotnahd y snit only partly get around It And when pay nine times ten you are cuss French or Dutch or Dngo beam thl Jill not get what they oxpegtod It uliloin you are thanked livery art employed to gOu the inerlean on the principle In Amen that It no hams to boot a ttllron rhpy think the Amerlpan Is made ot nanny and they aro going to hitvo they inanage to get It If jfm go to Ruropa tnke a good balance withI ou or expect to live like a short the strictest economy it will on Immensely more than you cotIGot Arrested Then loft Luoerno I t1 Mrrled tho key of my room off with me was standing In the depot watting for thl train when two men camo rushing to me with the most outlandish rhnttc ever heard They seemed excited alld put their hands In their pockets tainted at my pockets and went through kinds of gyrations and talked a blue freak seemed menacing and aboi to ont me up I told them that I dldnt now them and for heavens sake to peak one at a time and talk Unite tales but they didnt understand an loto than I did them Finally I picks up my valise std walked ort ant then toy took hold of me I aylped one ot Item across tine face with my umbrella and both let loose Then they gQiI pc roman and hadme arrested As I ouldnt understand him he got art Inter rater and I was informed that IlIad run oft with the key of my roomj jththo flI7theIr suspicions were verified Out the key I gave it to ono of tits fellows told him something In United States that he did not understand then picked up my valise again and waljed on trough the crowd that had Presently there was another bib com iotpn at my heels The men were agalt inking some kind of demand and enough nice for a mob I asked a Cook agent who canto up what they wnntoU anil ho said They oxpbct a Here were two big men camo often a little fivo cent key and put mo to all that trouble and me arrested and then anted a tip Oh youll have ourI roublos If you over travel over here I tolll the Interpreter what to tell themI but I will havo to ask you to oxcuso me tor not repeating It here Beggary beggary everywhere In n lousand forms until you get sick Rnd tired of Referring again to dross suits I nova as so sick of them In my life liven at unary stations In Europe little bowlog gd Frenchmen and Germans in dyes would run out to tho train with n asket of fruits sandwlshes eta to to the passengers Young gawky boys suits would bo soon at depots push Ing n curt along laden with refreshment trults etc At the hotel on Mount PIlatus J expect au think I nm never going to get down on that mountain I asked one of tin little bowlegged blond Swiss wRiters why he did not dross In an Alpine suIt InRtood of dress that many never lieu seen an Alpine suit and as wo were top of tho Alps thought It would he appropriate as well as a novelty You think said he dot I make zoo oonkey out o mesolf to please zee pie not much a man In my position dress like zeo geentloman How They Gouge Brunnon a town along the lain the steamer stopped for a quartet ot an hour I went Into a cigar store whIch was left In charge of a boy I ed out n cigar that I thought I like and he asked me centimes 1t12 cents In our money I put It tacit and finally settled on one that cost SI centimos of cents Cigars In Europe are simply vllo I noticed a parti In box from which IJiad first selected rellil S20 to P 010 to It ASO to I mentioned this to n Kontlgniaij on the Hteamer and asked If he out He smiled I S stnjids for ItalianSwiss F 0 stands for FrenchGorman K stands for EnglishAmerican And that the card was directions to the bo how to charge It was evident that th boy had mo down pat as he charged the topnotch price From centll Italian to cents American for tho same threo times the difference Dont but what thats about right In most things lut this Is n fair example of how gouge Americans for evCrthlng It almost out of the question to Ijiltik of to take homo with ouiHilt let us get back to the The Menu dally table service das follows For breakfast L lDcotreeone roll Dutter J u lUr For Luutli noen Cold mont salad hind centrally lettuce broad p thug MIL otI Far Dlniwr p mSoup rout potatoes prate chfcken anted paddl lot cream fruit coffee The same served all over Kurope thlt iagetabloe and meats var1ng lime Chicken Is this luxury l9vo not oolen one dinner at which chleken was not served They think you ought to bo satL fled with the rest if they give you chicken They dont know how to cook season It There Is a plenty of the dlnnor mesh If you eat all Is offered you fhey allow you but one thing at a time change your plate knife and fork lIh each article nerved Every ono has to ent nIl same You no choice In whnt you want Every appetite and taste Is supposed to be the sumo Tho waiter In servlngsay roast boef brings It in al ready siloed In small pieces on a largo dish He gooo around the table to oneh one who lifts out what he wants me with every other dish Tho eutll are generally so small that If you Iont take out two or three or four pieces y get left As most people at hotels arc modest acting and delicate It a mlnsly little pure they get sometimes Often I got so desperate that like Jack Sprat I swiped the platter clean and Invariably the wnlter would give a grunt He Is supposed to serve so many people on a limited amount and would havo to go lack und report short and maybe get hIs dlsclinrge They onn carve a chicken so It will make a pllu as big aa a flttlen pound turkey I noticed that most people feeling that they wero watched were very modest about lifting out the chick mil actually all they would get would be one bite on a big built of bono They will leavo n chicken leg lengthwise Ipto two three or four slices This may IIpplJlr big story to you but on a number ot occasions I have seen whore one chicken eg servfd two people for dinner This Is plnco over hero for Methodist parson Herb Is how they serve ham and egg They slice a piece of lean ham thin rthinIt Is astonishing how thin they cun lice It It Is so thin you onn almost through it This slice Is laid in tilt tom of a small tin about five or Inches In diameter The eggs are Ied on the ham und put in the over when the eggs nre cooked soft one or two minutes the hats Is cooked too nllll served ham generally stuck to pan Butter Is also a great luxury It Is erved only with cold bread at break taat They know you wont eat It with cold bread They have no pancakes or anythIng warm except coffee black lOnstly stuff They bring In a little wart zufe milk for your coffee never an cream Cream butter and eggs are always tra at any meal At Paris I asked for butter at each meal and when I came to ettlo my bill I was charged J120 extra tor the same I kicked and was Informei hat butter was extra for all meals ex capt breakfast I dldn t commit that sin any more You are always lucky In settling your bills you dont have to pay from two to fivc dollars for things you didnt know got Ten cents extra each meal for but terl That paralyzed me Here Is how nay servo butter They havs some kind of a fluted knit with which they chip oft the butter from the roll making a very thin fluted shay lng This shaving of butter is curled Into ball with about an inch of In tho center They will put two or ot these balls on the butter plate threeI ou say to yourself Well they are rous on butter any how and how and solid It looks When you go to tpplng Into the butter you will find thnt there Is about as much as you would eat at ono bite on a hot sweet potato If hRd really oaten n dollar and twenty cents worth of butter I know you fellow wouldnt think about It but as I didnt I know you are as mad as I at tho wu our money wont I could tell a lot or Incidents of thlll klntl but they would tire many of only care to know something religIon and tho social conditions Hut sueh of you must not forgot that you an not the whole push There are some both men and women to whom details of thls Idnd are Interesting confess they varjletymphlonl observation Is not original Progressive Women That women wont be downed anti thai lie Is gradually encroaching on the Job ot men and that she Is making msrkei regress is Instanced In these two now de irtments of labor In which European mtn are now conspicuous First is that ot iVltchwoman All through Europe down Into Italy I observed women at country stations flagging trains and switching Tho other Is that of superintendent ot dost At largo restaurants art galler- Ies depots and other plates a woman In charge of tho toilets Many of theRe plRces are private and their use cost two to five cents besides the tip you tho woman and tho right kind of nr morloan will always tip such a woman who Is so unfortunate to in a unary which can find no better ment for those who must mother tho family- I must say that I do not wonder at tin Emml Goldmuns that come out ol Franco Germany Russia and Italy and do not wonder at their Intemperate At Gotthard The brain for some cause unknown stopped nearly two hours at the at the mouth of St Gotthard tunnel A party was organized and we went th mountain to tho pass through which Napoleon got down Into Italy Hero one of his decisive bottles was fought The scenery here was terrifically sublime No ono but Napoleon could over have ten an army through that pass Gotthard tunnel Is nine miles and the train won twentyfour minutes In SwitzerIilandIt comolHnlyand the more I looked at tho enchanting lake und tho villas and the dreamy utitnlns I couldnt resist so got off checked my baggage took an excursion steamer und went tho entire length baclt of the most beautiful living spot so regarded by some In all tho WOIldI I thought of those passionate words of Love which Claude Melnotte poured Into the ears of Pauline the Lady of Lyons when he described bis mythical palace by I t AVERY CHEAP RATES VIA ILLBOI8 CENTRAL RAILROAD LOUISVILLE TO NEW ORLEA 1520 JACKSON MISS 1300 HAMMONR 1520 VICKSBURG MISS 1430 Corresponding Jow rates to intermediate points Tickets sold October and November 1J1 good 21 days wlthatop overs 2500 Round u to Houston Galveston San Antonio Ft Worth Texas and Intermediate points All polnts In Indian and Oklahoma and Territories and New Orleans Tickets sold September 27 October 4 and 18 good days with stop overs 1400 one way to all points In Indian and Oklahoma Territories andj- points Intermediate Correspondingly low rates to points In Mississippi and Loulsana Tickets sold October 4 and 1650 one way to Houston Galveston San Antonio Ft Worth Texas and Intermediate points Tickets sold October 4 and 18 3800 one way to Los Angeler San Francisco California and Inter mediate points Tickets sold dally to October Only line running through personally conducted sleepers Louisville to Texas Arizona and California f Reduced oneway Colonist and ho me seekers excursion rates to points South and West first and third Tuesdays In each monthrFARMING IN THE SOUTH Tho Passenger Department of the Illinois Central Railroad Company te Issuing monthly circulars concerning fruit growing vegetable gardening stock raising dairying etc In the States of Kentucky West Tennessee Mississippi and Louisiana Every Farmer or Homeaeeker who will for ward his name and address to the undersIgned will be mailed free Clrcu lars Nos 1 to Inclusive and others as they are published from month to month Call on or address nearest railroad Agent or oddresslc F W HARLOWVDIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY Ma111esLa1MIorLall1essMauA- nd t for him whoso acreage is limited because he cultivates a high priced farm There are vast tracts IN THE GREAT SOUTHWEST Within stons throw of formic In the highest state of cultivation which are practically manless and cnn bo secured at onefifth to onetenth the market price per aero of an Old State farm Write for illustrated literature descriptive of Arkansas Indian Territory Oklahoma or Texas RATESkVERY LOW ROUND TRIP To any Southwestern point every Tuesday In September and the 1st j and 3rd Tuesdays In October and November fG P Little Rock Ark f McGUIRE D P A Cincinnati OhIo I the Lake but I couldnt rcmcin ber much of his speech Anyhow ho dId not draw the picture too strong Dy nIne next morning I was In Jlllan and by ten I was In the great cathedral Now I expect to write you letters that will amount to something I on Christianitys native heath and I wll tell you what it has done for man womai and civilization In this fertile fiowery sunkissed land I will have one letter on Milan one on Venice one on Florence and three or tour or five on Roma and Naples besides my report of Congress So you perceive these letters will tend on up closo to the first of the New Year Adieu J B W Salt Lick KyIf not too much troubl please state through tho Blade wh the word Brain does not appear lither in the old Bible or New Testament Would remit but my year Is not out J PITMAN At the tlmo the Bible was written tin people did not think tho bruin was tin seat of thought but thought the hear and bowels were und the preachers sill think that and that Is the reason the have so much jnoro bowels than brains THE MAD STONE Lexington papers give an account of a little girl bitten by a maddog Th names of two physicians are given that advised that the girl bo taken away to another Kentucky town to bo cured by 1 madstonft It Is such superstition Ignorancu at this that makes religion possible In this country ST ANNES WRIST BONE Some Inlxlel woman hM sent me from Butte Montana the Evening Newt con talnlng a long Associated Press account of tho miracles now being wrought upon the In Now York City by kissing tho lece of the wrist bona of Anne the- motherot the Virgin Mary the mother of Godtnnhi of course being the grandmother of God Accompanying the account Is a large picture showing tho priests In their pro fessional toggery showing tho bono and tilting in the money few days since a Catholic In Lexing ton told mo that Judge Mulligan had cently gone to a Catholic shrine In Ohio and was convinced of the genuineness ot the miracles performed there BOIL IT DOWN 11asljustNow that r ur little paper pro temporq onlywo hopoto half regulation zo boll down to the owost worn pragtfodblo what you want to say in ti ia paper SACRIFICED BOTH HIS FEET Sterling ill September 12WIth prayer oa his Ups Matthew Glee a rctk p J on a religious fanatic placed both his legs over the track of the Chicago Burlington and Quincy road this morn lag and both feet were cut from tho legs at tho ankles Olcson claimed V that ho had received a command fnjmik God that ho should have a locomotive cut off his feat- DISCOURAGED J2f itBUT WILL C BESTTi cx Tho Blade at full size Is as small can properly bo made Reduced to Us size It too small but is the best that lIcando I will try to havo ns touch notes ns ei eb- ut will condense It and will make myi editorials short Unnecessarily long come will bo condensed or cxcludla rJr NAUGHTY PREACHER Ilov Ilomor L McKlnncy prominent Methodist evangelist of Freeport Pa has Pbeen put In jail by United States offlcere to await trial for fraudulent use of ttijfcfii moll V i Raw McKinney claimed to bo two girls fwP nnd not twins either having dlfferenSSpS family names Annlo Hall and Mary Roberts xyS Under these ho engaged himself af by letters to bo married to William Tliley nnd JrN Cuff wealthy farmers of EureJSfij ka California Ho sent to each of nn ids her own plcturo a picture of a beautiful young woman the pictures be Ing of different women He got each of jf the rich California farmers to send him to buy a wedding dress and each r f sent tho money fta It now develops that Ito has played rsame game on about forty men Homer ought to have a Job aachaplajn in the penitentiary Tlf A CATHOLIC ELECTROCUTED A marked copy to me of the Ohio Pen Itentlary News gives an account of tfiof electrocution of Albert Fisher alias A Dutch Miller Ho had previously served a tern Inr that penitentiary rJ5 The account says When asked Thursday aft4rnoprJ1t8 j was ready to die ho replied Yes fectly ready Raised a Roman Catholic ho died In that faith and his remains jwere given over to local Catholic author Ides for Interment In Mt Calvary come tery lIe was 19th to die in the chair I have lately received two letters one from Mrs K Wilson Presbyterian and ono from Rev U a Wilkinson Cumpbnlllto In which trey each say that i poraoim who die on the scaffold are pot i Christians anti I mipposo the samo clplu would apply to tho electric chair 4 it The Catholics C9nslder Fisher Chris jtlan elso they would not have burled hint a Catholic cemeter Jesus salth unto them Follow mo and j I will mako you fibers of m nMaU Iv P p t f 7F i t A