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J l JE GRASS BLADE1 I t FJDITRD BY HEATHEN IN THE INT ST OP GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE ydLOME XIII NUMBER NOS 41 AND 42j LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY DECEMBER 18 E M 304 100 A YEAR a iTERM3 OF THE BLADE IsBuo for one year i0k In clubs of five NEW Bubscriberi 1150 ceata each 5260 for fiver x TermsL00 ryear In advance foreign aUbllcrlptfon160 one7ekMake all Money Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue OraM Blade Lfedagtoa Whan I change addrew ad JIII lrethis ornc gvlng jourold sa Tcell as the new addreaL When you lend your Bubicriptlon 11- whether you are a new or old subscriber Office of publication 165 W short Bt L xlflJKton bcky MoreKTdt Second Claw Mai Matter r Addms all communication to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 593 Lexington Kentucky SVyette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 807 THE SOUTHWEST IS PROSPERING i Arkansas Texas and Louisiana Ful Of Opportunities For Persona Of Small Means Low Rates for Homeaeek ra No section of the country Is more prosperous than the Southwest No section Is showing such gains In wealth and population and no other section offers the opportunities for securing homes and making a start In the world aa are to be found In the lands and fertile soil that will grow anything raised In the North Is the added attraction of a mild even climate Live cheaper make more and save moresurround yourself with more for our descriptive literature tells all about that great country and lot us help you find a location Very low round trip rates via Cotton Bolt Route one fare plus 2onf- irst and third Tuesdays of each month to points In Arkansas Louisiana and Texas L O SCHAEFER T P A Cotton Belt Cincinnati O THE PROSPEROUS SOUTHWEST No section of the United States Is so as the Southwest The lands are productive and can be pur chased at reasonable prices If you want to secure a home or make an In vestment In good farm lands Investigate this section If you will toll me what you want and tho amount you have to Invest I will furnish you with lists and prices of lands and valuable Information Home aeokors excursion tickets to the Southwest are on sale on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at one fare plus 200 for tho round trip Those tickets have a final limit of 21 days and permit stopovers In both directions south of Windsor Mo and Kincaid Kan This offers an op portunity to thoroughly Investigate the Southwest at a small cost Lot me send you Illustrated matter maps and full particulars Address GEORGE MORTON G P and T A M K and T Ry St Louis Mo THE FAST TRAIN To California are run over the Union Pacific Via Omaha 16 houra quicker to San Francisco than any other line No change of roads no i detours The Overland Routo all the way Bo suro your ticket roads over the Union Pacific Inquire w n CONNOR a IS kilt Fourth St flwsir illlit 11t JUUCE- PARKER It Side j WHO ACQUiTTED ME OF THE PHAROS OF BLASPHEMY TALKS LIKE JudgelParker of Lexington was pre siding andSaqqultted me when the State at thjlnstanco of Rev Dr Hell gate od mo for blasphemy agronstit1ol Ghost when I donl even belieghosts Judgekra lr in his InstructionsIt the grand ury for December sale some thing that you will notice oaf like me Slngton Democrats re t the following Judge 1rsaid of the people of KmtuC1Xt with all their learning and religio ndhospitality they were among thei t lawless people in the world and as a reason for this lawlessnefislfisprovalent disregard for strict administration of the laws His plea to tho rid jury to do their full duty was earnest Judgoirecognized the great evil ortho traffic in his charge butdd notffl ume to place the re irtnnlliiHnvtAn the saloon man more than 1f Snanufocturer and the hjtij d that he could pos slblYdr w tinctlon between the man In1raIls who drank his glass of t a corner saloon and the rtchri o sipped his wine In the luxurys club nor between the negrpeet craps in an ally for five iiithe man of affairs who lost find dollars In a card limew aw never reached Mm HU i for the adminis tratlon oil b whether they be wise or iii 1j him it was not a queitUotdi would be better to allow e shls saloon 4TTrriggCi tis the saloon must close nun day because the law demands It and the law must be upheld THE MRS CADWICK CASE Mrs Chadwicks case shows the same old story about the superiority of Infidel morals over those of the ChristiansAs of banks she breaks the record Her assistant In her scheme is Cashier Beckwith As soon as he Is caught up with he begins to call upon God and heaven to at test that he is innocent Mrs Chadwick who almost cer tainly will prove to be a member of some fashionable church is a base beautiful woman and has used her personal charms to work these old Christian rascals She tried to rope In Andrew Carnegie who is an Infidel humanitarian but Carnegie barely said he had had nothing to do with her and that set tled it and nobody suspects him of having lied But Rev Dr Charles Aubrey Eaton a Baptist preacher of Cleveland Ohio is now holding a protracted meeting at Louisville Kentucky Mrs Chad wick uses his name In connection with her affairs- Dr Eaton admits ho has talked with Mrs Chadwick but says he gave her good advice about managing her bust ness affairs There is no evidence that Eaton has been guilty of any Impropriety with the woman but It Is almost certain that if Mrs Chadwick had been a poor ugly good old woman Dr Eatons name would not have been mentioned In connection with her BALLARD ITHOMA Infidel Dies In Lexington 1An 9th at the age of 68 Ballard died in Lexington In the CourierJournals account of him occurs the following Mr Ballard retired from active business about ten years ago on ac count of health and since that time he had led a life of retirement He was a man of great learning and lived surrounded by the thoughts of great men which he gleaned from their books to which he had devoted practically all of his time during the years of his retirement lie is sur vived by a widow and out son Mr Fred T Ballard formerly a well known newspaper man of this city J or f but for the past two years living In New YorkII have known Tom Ballard for St years I never knew nor heard of oven the least thing that was derogatory to his character I never heart of the least hint of any unkindness that he ever did to any human or took throe copies of Dog Fenne and Fred took two Tom is said to have read it with thusiastic pleasure and Fred said of it It Is the greatest thing that ever peaceable moral gentle temperate modest kind unobtrusive man than Tom Bollard ever lived and died in Lexington His wifo an exceedingly popular woman and patron and teacher of music was my parishioner when I was a clergyman His son Fred T Ballard a splendid fellow now a newspaperman In Now York City was perhaps the youngest editor the world I was a subscriber to a paper that he edited cents a yearwhen he was only eight years old When I was In tho penitentiary W D Shipp who had been Mrs Ballarde Sunday school teacher In the Camp bolllte church was also in the peni tentiary for robbing the bank ol which ho was cashier at Midway Ky wIfeIboth In the penitentiary and my hus band believing as he does- CHRISTMAS Christmas Is coming and the Chris tians will display the legend Peace on earth good will to men The Christian religion has now beer exerting its Influence for nearly 200 years and today Russia the most Christian nation on earth Is conducting one of the bloodiest wars known to history brought on by her own cruelty and Injustice Fights between rtcapital ln iif tletiiu suicides than were ever known before In the history of the world more mur ders and especially murders of women and children by the husband and father In all cases tho murderers be ing Christians- In Lexington soon after Christmas a devout Bible reading churchgoing praying Christian Bess is to be hung for the murder of a woman- I believe from personal observation that there is more crime in Christian Kentucky than in the whole of Mohammedan Egypt and much more crime In Lexington with 30000 in habitants than in Mohammedan Carlo with 500000 Inhabitants Nearly all of this Christian crime is Induced by liquor drinking which Jesus Christ taught the people to drink by making it and drinking It himself while Mohammed taught his followers not to drink liquor Naturally the Christians will at Christmas the alleged birthday of their God buy liquor and get drunk Infidels must not imitate these Christian people and celebrate the birth of the Christian God by drinking liquor vj Christmas- Do not during these drunken Chris ian holidays nor at any other time buy any liquor tobacco Jewelry or fine clothing If you have auy more money than necessary for you to have either at Christmas or at any other time use It to assist some poor people Christian or Infidel who may llverflear you and who you may personally know to be in need from no fault of their I do not want anybody any whereto spend a single cent for any Christmas present for me I do not need it ind would be happier to know that you gave It to some one who docs seed It POOR MAN NEEDS REST John D Rockefeller Jr is a man of whom I have never heard anything except that he Is the son of his father and Is a teacher in a Baptist Sunday SchoolIall belonged to the Young Mens Bible Class of the Fifth Avenue Baptist church In a speech to them ho stated that he had been ordered to Europe for a restPoor fellow Its real pathetic Let us pray that ho may speedily recup erate from his overworked condition ROCKEFELLER Denounced as a Hypocrite by a St Louis Minister ATTACK ON TRINITY CHURCH Ito Wealth In Saloons Gambling Joints and Houses of Repute St Louis Mo Dec The Rev Df Frances Russell pastor of tin WjOst Presbyterian church one of tbe oldest and wealthiest congregation In the city startled the ministerIal jnfegtlng today by a bitter attack upon John D Rockfeller whom ho styled a hypocrite and a severe arralngmen ofTrInity church of Now York which h charged derived large revenue from renting her property to gambling houses and houses of Illrepute Ills theme was The Relation of the Church to tho Industrial Situation After questioning the sincerity of sdclimen as John D Rockfeller he sand Is there any doubt that men today question the integrity of the church orlthat women are skeptic of virtue Tfiey are asking give us a reason foe your existence tell us what to dc treasutbca people are being oppressed and ark starving Unless the church shows more piety ofsintiment In these days she cannot wjm She must take a clean position injthese matters and until she does heir Influence is weakened Trinity church that stands today as a grand mbnument to the head of Wall street In1 New York supposedly for every ng that is good and noblest where cr me and vice are denounced e ryi Sabbath morning yet Trinity he Its wealth invested in houses of iaiao saloons and gambling Joints too prone to lqo at the milI e1 Sjl1nsw11sconj Irof things Vlmust main ti itlon that will vear Investi ga Ion The churches cannot afford to Jccome Ailed with who pro realIItD Rockfeller has long posed as a rlstian yet ft has been proved that ht has signed petitions for saloons- a d the terrible expose of the gigantic cc rporation of which he is the head in my opinion In sufficient proof that is not sincere in his sentiments and the sooner the church rids herself of such men the better she will be for It The position of these men is anta gonistic to the real Interest of the church and until she is divorced from their influence she cannot prosper The above Is from the CourierJour nal If Rockfeller got his money ly ho has a right to it all honestI If It can bo shown that ho part of It by dishonesty he punished and the amount taken from him and restored to Its real owner- I believe that Rockefeller Is a hypo crite and that he Is using his religion to make money out of It and Ii believe that Rev Dr Francis Russell and all other Reverend Doctors are hypocrites and use their religion to make money out of and any Reverend Doctor in the United States would get ill of Rockefellers money if he would not be naught and punished for It The thing that Is troubling Rev Dr Francis Russell is that ho being a presbyterian Is not getting any of Rockefellers Baptist money Rockefeller could send Russell a heck that would make Russell say from pulpit that Rocky Is the best man In America REV EATON RIGHT IN IT Things are beginning to look more and more like tho Rev Dr Charles A Eaton is all mixed up In Mrs Chad wicks rascality The Associated Press has the fol lowing Boston Mass Dec 9Wlth reference to the statement of Rev Dr Charles A Eaton of Cleveland that he assisted in having introduced Mrs C L Chadwick and Herbert D Newton though he was not well acquanted with the woman Mr Newton said to dty All rye got to say is this I dont- s e why simply because a man hap p ns to be a minister of the gospel ho s lould not step forth In man fashion I t 4c and take his medicine like the rest of us Will you state what you mean tc convey Mr Newton was asked You may draw whatever coriclu jlons you please was the answer Eaton Is the pastor of Rockefeller at Cleveland and Rev Wallace Pros byterlan at Louisville has lately denounced Rocky as a very hard party but Rocky has the rocks and he would probably hire some fellow of his own stripe to preach to him- I learned in the penitentiary that men of the same stripe flock together Just like birds of a feather Icture1oflooks like a regular masher IAaton mash like Lexington whls sweet mash He has his arms folded across his breast and a witching moustache with a look in his eye that looks like it would be Irreslstablo to women His church is on Euclid Avenue that Walter Hurt used to bombard with his Gatling Gun for exceedingly flyI deportment among the sexes All things considered Rev Eaton IsI exactly the kfnd of a man that the Chadwick woman would be likely toI tackle for her purposes and Eaton looks for all tho world Just like the kind of a man who would bo liable to tumble to the racket of a woman like Chadwick The papers contain very frequent accounts of Interesting little episodes between preachers and wo men of her kind and the chances are that the public does not get onto one in a dozen of these Mrs Chadwick is a Christian The Louisville Herald says in part as Cassie L Chadwlck story hovered for a time over Louisville last night when it became known that the woman who has outfinanced the best business men of the United States had used oven tho cloak of igion toattaln her ends and had held a conference last Kprlng in Cleveland T7ltS ilifSVdrrs PSpjst spy t1tQii pastor of the Rockefeller Euclid avSnuo Baptist church who finished last night a serIes of sermons at the Broadway Baptist church I wrote berore knowing anything of Mrs Chadwicks religious views that it would be found out that she is a Christian and the allusion to her cloak of religion confirms my prophecy The Heralds Interview with Eaton shows him a man of monumen tal selfconceit and cheek Some ex tracts from that interview are as follows Like the Savior was sent not W destroy but to save I am asked tor advice on affairs ranging from tho best treatment for an ingrown too nail to family se crotsI am not at liberty to say whether or not she told me how much she had to Invest or what kind of property she possessed That is In the nature of a confession and I am of course not at liberty to reveal some of the things of which we talked At first I believed that Andrew Carnegie was not Implicated at all In the case Now I do not know exactly what to think about this part of the story Carnegie is a Scotchman and be Is hardheaded Ire has 300000 100 and I am now in doubt about the part he had in the case Eaton according to his own expla nation is a combination of Corn tor and Doctor of Divinity and a kind of a Baptist priest to whom the ple confess and in which women and he talk about some things of which It would be unprofessional in him to tell Very likely Nobody of any common sense thinks Carnegie Is at all involved In the matter because no man with an Income of 10000000 a your would give his note for 150000 at the same time that ho is giving awny millions of dollars annually- A man who has had as much steel in his head as Carnegie has had might bo hardheaded but that Is not a crime in our courts and shows that Eaton was trying very hard to find something to say against Andy and couldnt find COMPLIMENT FOR DOG FENNEL A college and university man of lit erary taste who Is a valuable citizen has Just said to me I have Just fin ished reading Dog Fennel the third time It is the most entertaining book I ever read fLP J HON TOBIAS GIBSON An Infidel and Captain In the Con federate Service Dies In Lexlng ton Loved and Honored by All Who Knew Him 4thCaptainerate service died at the age of 67 KyHehadreadinghlftwife adjoiningHe called his daughter and sheifoundhim fSr EvelynBrightsecond cousin His daughter is regarded i as one of the greatest beauties of Kentucky and on this account and for her various other attractions has boon frequently honored itederateThe mother and daughter are bothfexceedingly lovely women Captain Gibson is tho last of six brothers who fought in the Confederate service His brother Colonel Hart Gibson died not long since and a few years ago died his brother General Randall Gibson for many years United States Senator from LoulslanafCaptain Gibson went into the army as a private and was promoted to a captaincyHo born In Lexington Ky but spent the greater part of his lifo In the South and In Woodford county KyHo j was an editor farmer and law yer Ho and all of his brotoej were ta tdTdt DrES wiS did much writing In the farming interest The newspapers of Lexing ton contain the most complimentary encomiums upon him He was not at all a propagandist of his views about religion but ho did not bellevo in any religionI Known him for about 50 years and the nearest to any Immoral thing that I ever knew of him or heard of him or that I suspect of him was that he smoked a pipe and I think he did that in moderation Ho was in his eating the most ab btanloua man I ever knew and I never knew or heard of his taking a drink of any kind of liquor 1I printed a year or two ago a con versation of two men that I did not know that were overheard talking about Lexington One of them said The smartest two men In Lexington aro Tobo Gibson and Judge Jim Mulligan and both of them are Atheists- I was always welcome at his hospi table home and I have visited at his home more than at the home of any man in Lexington Captain Gibson several times rep esented his county in the Kentucky Legislature I do not remember ever to have f heard a word or an Idea from him that would not do to repeat In the company of ladies AGED MAN ARRESTED- ON FORGERY CHARGEY Hiawatha Kan Dec 7A A Ar hur aged seventyone who has made his home here slnco last September oprosontlng himself as a retired preacher and evangelist was arrested loro today by a St Louis detective on the charge of forging a check for 10000 at Paris Texas Later Arthur dmltted his guilt and agreed to turn to Texas without a requisition There are certainly many bad preachers and evangelists but J suppose it is Justice to preachers to say that some bad men who claim e preachers are not really so A letter to Mrs Virginia D Young pFairfax South Carolina thanks her for having sent him copies of the r Blade and closes by saying- I xt am now a regular subscriber to Mr Moores paper and am much en tertained from time to time by his utterances Yours sincerely 1ALFRED ALDRICH d t r PREACHER TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS TRADE Tho following are some extracts from a sermon recently preached by Rov H M Brooks of Paris Ill First I wish to pay my respect to the ministry because I belong to that class And I wish It understood that am a friend to the preacher If there Is a set of men on earth wh are In need of friends It Is the minis try for they as a class are the big gest cowards on earth My brethren blame me for telling tales out of school but I cannot help It We are cringing cowering timid slaves who are directed by men and women wh belong to the church because It is fashionable and would belong to an Infidel club just as willingly if It ktwere equally fashionable We are paid so much a year not for telling the truth but for telling what the people want to hear It takes us j or five days of each week hard study not how to present the truth but how to dodge it We fully understand that if we should happen to tell th truth It Is our business to for having done so We fully under stand that no man can preach for rich fashionable congregation and tell the whole truth and hold his Job It Is therefore the chief end of the preach ers life to know how to please his congregation and hold his job W know that greed has commercialized business men mammonized the church and hyponotized the clergy but we dare not tell it We know that every time we preach a course we ought to take for a text I am thine ass and there would be no Weswe are run men many of whom have acquired their wealth by the most questionable m thods and fashionable fools who have neither religious conception nor viction but we dare not open our headsSome time ago I saw in the dally papers that a preacher in Cincinnati had come to the defense of football and I thought to myself that If nine tenths of all the preachers should quit preaching and go to playing football the country would be better off In the presence of the church we are as truckling as ever a scullion w s in the presence aP kIng A p rior with a good place and a goo i ary was never known to have an ori ginal idea or enter a protest against the oppressor of the weak We know that almost all crimes in the whole catalogue are committed by church members but we dare not speak with authority Think of such men and women passing on the fitness of a man to preach Here Is a caste of a apgfitness to flll the pulpit The chair mans Income was over thirty dollars a day from buildings that he owned and rented for the use of gamblers saloon keepers and prostitutes Anoth er had an illegitimate child that was over twenty years old but he had formed and was a very nice appearing man at that time Another had been in a mIxup with a woman that was enough to make angels hide their faces and devils blush for shames Another had just lost all his money on the election and was about to be turned out of the church not for bet ting but because he had lost all his money Another one of the commit tee was half a fool and he was the best one of the bunch If I had written that slmpjy on my own hook even the Infidels would not have believed it true and Christians would have called me a common In fidel liar But Brooks sustains me In saying that preachers are the biggest wards on earth you never heard of a preacher doing a brave thing They are a crying cowardly gang of bootlickers and they know that they are hired to lie by the year by un scrupulous men and women who would belong to Infidel clubs If it were fashlonbale to do so Preachers are paid to tell just what the people want to hear and to swear Its true even If they know Its a lie There Is not a preacher In Ken tucky except possibly a few Negro preachers and exceedingly ignorant white ones who believes that the Bible is even half true All educated preachers know the Bible Is a He from start to finish and they preach It simply and solely to make money by It and nil of them would stop preaclng if the people would stop paying them and any of them would preach Infidelity just as soon as they would preach Christianity if they thought they could make to more money preaching Infidelity All of this is just as true of Brooks as of any of tho others Ho Is still j C preaching and ho Is Just as big n liar an any of them olso ho would not held his job WHAT WANT am naturally very glad that there Is a prospect that the Blade will re slime Its full size in January In fact Mr Hughes nays positively that it can only afford to print the full size by cutlng off all those who do not pay so as to lessen the expense from which he gets no return Of course in one sense nm sorry willobo thus lessened and hops Mr Hughes will let them all see one or two Issues of the Blade of Its toll size nut then If they do not pay cut them oft There will be some of those who will he cut oft for whom feel sorry theobejcausepaper as Mr Hughes can afford to send It to them for nothing and then there are many of them who are not torboat tho paper out of its dues I shall be glad to know that all of whod itetoeother people are getting it for nothing itafrequently write to me asking me to cut the others oft I have never until this time felt in clined to cut off anybody but now iteThey are not In sympathy with the paper and are breeders of discontent and under the guise of being patrons of the paper do think do much to injure it My health so far as can see very fine but I am betting on to the three score and ten and the deat of old friends like Gibson and Ballard at about my age reminds me that my veryeanxious to se my longcherished idea about the Blade begin to loop like some kind of fruition There never was In all the world a newspaper that was published abso lutely and solely for the purpose of doing good and with absolutely no selfish motive in it These religious papers that pretend to be printed simply to do good are of course frauds Their editors aro PUbllS2edto a benefactor of all sentient brings men women animals and even preach ersand this is of course a motive and I have this ambition just as other men have ambitions to be military men or rich men or orators or schol ars My Ideals of men are Tolstol and HaeckelIf my ambition is not selfish ness I am in this matter so far as I can understand myself absolutely unselfishI it to be managed so that every body can see that I do not get a single dollar from my connection with the paper not regarding the part that I get from the sale of my books as being a part of this paper You can of course give to Mr Hughes any thing you want to give but I think it would be better for him and for all parties concerned to get money only for papers that are sent out100 single Issue and 60 cents each for clubs of and over This Is a day when things get a start from some kind of novelty and I have a strong conviction that I am a case from which such a start could not need any more moneyI getting frauds like Dowie and Mrs Eddy The market Is overstocked with people of this kind There is however a man Carnegie who has millions of dollars that he is just giving away because it Is a pleasure to him In the whole history of the world there was never Just such another case- Carnegie is an Infidel and next to him in giving stands Tolstol the Infi delIIt seems then possible that there might be an Infidel whose real andI sole desire and aspirationambition for fame If you pleasemight be to do good to the world Infidelity is to them the most wick ed thing in the world and they know of me as an exconvict and jallblrdI and not knowing that to be true of any other Infidel propagandist natur ally suppose I am the most wicked man In the worldJA reputation like that can be made the basis of a success If properly managed Let it be seen beyond any shadow doubtthat aman enthusiast for prometlary the happiness of the world simply by having each person do good personally and this pro motes his or her own happiness and this little paper can bo made an in strument for good that has not ands I never did have Its like in the whole genhe the details further than to say that want us all personally to determine to try to bo tho very best people that the world ever saw Not sanctimon ious or longfaced there Is no good In that because there is nothing in It to make anybody happy but to be continually on the alert to do just any little thing or big thing that may happen to be possible for us to do anything just any little word or deed that will make a man woman cjilldi of any age sex or nationality sf a horse dog bird or any other arjfaal happy Its an era of fads and is bytne pc bEllngted and ti o out the fly 4 the commo ftorts tobrr py and ing good might really bb made a fad If the good is common sense and tical for the day is about hero jjvhen the most Intelligent and most hones people are not going to try to use the church as a means of doing jgdod They see too plainly that It a scheme of the clergy for making moo ey You dont have to pay out a cent of money for what I propose and I can not see any chance that any qt us have to lose anything i If we try It and become discouraged or tired of it we will not loose any thing by It If we have only spent two or three days In an attempt to school ourselves Into trying to do good the object being to promote our own hap piness We of course should not really try to avoid vices but we should try to cultivate any and all virtues and suc ceed in just as many of them as we can If were setting myself up as an ex emplar for others to follow it would only be the same old hypocritical pretense that so many have made and that has done harm rather than good But I do not pretend to be a model have many imperfections that are evident to those who read after me and many more that they do not know advantage that you would have in using me as a nucleus to start a move of this kind Ts that I amal ready pretty widely known and have paper through which we could municate with one another about this matter and this stimulates and courages each other wish tnat a great many oiyou from all over America and here letterelse would write me short tell ng me plainly your ideas abolit It Of course would bo glad if Christian people would join with us Ip this matter but from their prejudice me It will be very hard to get them to do so and they all thlnk or claim to think that no good can be done except through religion REV EATON A VOUCHEij i lrjNewton tiit ed Irl Reynolds to sign his name to that list of securities and then have that signature vouched for by one of the most prominent ministers of Cleveland saw the voucher and list of securities that Mrs Chadwick was supposed to have deposited In the Wade Park National Bank The list of securities was signed by Mr Rey nolds as being In his possession and his signature was vouched for by Rev Chas A Eaton RELIGION By Paul Laurence Dunbar am no priest of crooks or creeds For human wants and human needs Are more to me than prophets deeds f And humap tonrg and uman cares prayersfGo cease your wall lugubrioussaint You forget Heaven with your plaint Is this the Christians Joy you paint Is this tho Christians boasted bliss Avail your faith no more than this Take up your arms come out with me Let Heaven alone humanity Needs more and Heaven less from thee With pity for mankind tool round Help them to rise and Heaven Is found Dunbar Is a Negro So long as people believe the Bible they will lIeve that God cursed the Negro an made him a slave because he Is black An Intelligent Infidel knows that the color of the skin Is the effect of climate and that hearts and brains of all men are of the same color The man who believes the Bible believes that Dunbar ought to belong to some Christian white man and now be shucking Corn In Kentucky or pick Ing cotton In Louisiana The fool white man says he Is not going to put himself on an equality with the nigger There Is not a white man who could put himself on an equality with Dun barElla Wheeler Wilcox would be a true poet but for the religious twad die In what she says No man since the days of old Infi del Bobble Burns has been able to put as much sense and truth and good ness and poetry Into three stanzas as Dunbar has put Into those three- would rather be able to put self on an equality with that darkey than to have Roosevelts job THE HEATHEN There is at Kentucky University In Lexington the Campbelllte college a Chinaman years old named Syp Nyo Wod He Is no kin to Bill Nye He is from Lexington Democrat Interviewed him and a part of what Syp said Is as follows Some peope In America are fullI of boasts and jealousy swells their hearts They look on the Chinese as thelrienemlea Many missionaries go from hero to China annually and their try to bring our natives to Christ am glad to hear of their work because they want to do as I f Jesus said and the only trouble Is that they dont know that the people here treat the Chinese with cruelty and unrighteously Christians hero ought to teach this kind of people as fast as they can that Christ said First cast out the beam out of thine own eye and then shalt thou see clearly to cast the mote out of thy Brothers eye Many people In this country only see the wrong In others and the right In themselves If China should forbid Americans to enter her land or treat the Americans as some Americans treat the Chinese I boo lieve many warships would be sent by the United States government to Whip China Many false views aro enteretalned here about China because the mission arles and others who have returned have spoken and written about the vices of the people there as these visitors have seen them The honesty and life among the bettor class they seem to have forgotten can write many thousands of pages of criticism on the mean things have seen In America and I have enough facts to prove them The pagan philosopher Confucius said It myself do not like a ver tain thing then go not give It to others dCast out the beam out Is bad grammar but It is that way In the Bible Jesus never studied grammar ONLY CHILDREN JOIN CHURCHES Occasionally a preacher gets Into a fix where It is to his Interest to tell the truth and then he will tell tho truth just as soon as anybody- It Is almost an unheard of thing in educated society that any matured person joins the church The converts are nearly all made from schools Rev U G Footn was preaching in Lexington His special graft Is Sunday School department lie said- Ninety per cent of the additions to our churches In this country In tho last ten years have come directly from the Sunday School If had made that statement It would probably have been by Chris tians called a lie because they do not want the public attention called to fact that nobody but children join churches But Foote is looking out for his own department of the reli gious trade and so he just blurts out tho plain facts about it DIVINE HEALER Appears In Germany and Does Ruth Ing BusinessMaking Trouble for Authorities Berlin Dec toThe authorities of Hanover have an unpleasant case to deal with at Kirchgaudon not far from Gocttlngcn where a former car penter named Ausmalen has declar ed himself a second reincarnation of Christ and Is doing a rushing busi ness as a divine hoaler Recently the man purchased a fou dal castle In the vicinity and cur rounded himself with a troop of arm ed retainers lIe asks heavy fees but the people flock to him by thousands willingly sacrificing their last farthing to be cured by him or receive his J blessing Ausmalens latest bid for notoriety Is the promulgation of a manifesto cursing the medical proft 8slonJThere ought to be some kind of anIInternational patent law to protect tho discoveries and Inventors of new woman Mrs Eddy t and our American man Dowle are the inventors of the divine healing and reincarnation and they ought to have apatontor copyright on it that win prevent ornignera from Infringing upon tCie r disCOvery tand invention REV DR GEORGE VARDEN WRITING AGAIN FOR LEX INGTON NEWSPAPERSI Rev Dr George Varden of Lexington beside his duties as a preacher has been a lengthy correspondent of a Lexington paperIAbout a year ago Rev Vardeai wife applied for and got a divorce on the ground that he had beaten her For some time the Rev Dr disap peared from the newspapers as a cor respondent and supposed the pub lie had lost his labors In that capaci ty But he has bloomed out again tak ing the sudden death of Billy Brock Inrldge as an occasion to laud the Breckinrldgos and other celebrated preachers ELECTROCUTED Murderer Nichols Pays the Penalty at the Columbus Pen Execution Without Hitch Columbus 0 Dec William Nichols 53 murdere of Alfred Minor an old soldier near Kenton 0 was electrlcuted early today at the pent tentiary Unlike previous executionstthis one was without a stated Nichols was escorted to the chair by Chaplain Starr though he had refused his ministrations saying he would die an atheist The crime for which Nichols paid the penalty was committed July a year ago Minor to save board had gone to live In a shanty with Nichols employed by the same farmer lie had saved about l3G in pension money which he car led with him in a tin bucket He was found dead in the woods NlchohlIwhen arrested said he had won the dead mans money at cards and claimed he had killed Minor In self defense during a quarrel III have been claiming that Infidels were rarely known to commit crime Now have to acknowledge that Rose an Infidel at St Louis was a train robber who assisted In killing several officers while some of them killed him and now again it soonu that an atheist has committed mur derWANTEDSalesmen local and oral reaching the pump and wen aupIply trade on recently patented well peolaltlea of treat merit Hills i- w 0 MMfcM till t t ii I 0tttaIts oi t HETTY GREEN DEFENDS MRS CASSIE CHADWICK New York December Hetty Green the worlds richest woman said of Mrs Chadwick I dont know the woman I never knew her but you Just wait until the things over and you probably wont find her to be quite as wicked as shes painted Just now Probably when they get through with it theyll find some of these big bankers and lawyers have been behind her using her to get the money It would not surprise me a bit to find they got the money and not she Ivo had a lot of experience and know lots more about bankers than most people All the crooked ones aint In Jail yet and the Lord knows theres enough of them there II This idea of Hetty Green is exactly the one I had about this matter from the beginning except that the Chad wick woman a Christian is Just as black morally as she could be paint ed with coal tar Of course my limited experience In banking as a clerk in a Georgetown and In a Lexington bank gave me no experience In the matter of millions of dollars as were Involved In tho Chadwick swindle but common sense ought to dictate to any experienced business man that men like Beckwith were not really deceived by the wo man but that they used this woman 1as a means of robbing the banks with which they were connected and the Baptist preacher Eaton who is Rocke fellers pastor was taken Into tho scheme to help to work the Job and almost certainly by some means got- his part of the sway Rev Russell of Louisville sized old Rockefeller up exactly when he Russell called Rockefeller a hypocrite and fraud It was of course because Rockefel ler had not paid Russell to keep quiet but of course a man with the sense that Rockefeller has does not believe the Bible to be true and his pretense 01 btUlTlq It U only a part of his 4 business scheme and his is simply a part of his advertisement of his oil business Eaton the preacher and Newton tho banker are birds of a feather both out for the stuff by any means they can get It and Eaton would be an Infidel lecturer today If he thought he could make as much fame at It as Ingersoll did and more money than he is now making as a preacher and Newton who was associated with Eaton says Eaton is in the scheme Just as deep as he Newton is and that If Eaton wore oven half honest ho would take his medicine now that ho has been caught Just like the rest of them will have to do Mrs Chadwlck Is a beautiful woman and she offered her physical charms and her scheme for money making to the Rev Eaton and Eaton took the bait and thats all there Is of There la not a crime In all the world that preachers are not engaged in unless it Is something too manly for a preacher like train robbing or something of that kind but a crime In which u young and lusty fel low lute Eatoil can be connected with a beautiful Christian woman who is not virtuous Is one into which a preacher will go sooner than any other class of men and when the facts are all exposed If they over are feel assured that Eaton will be found to bo a party to the rascality When was ordained to the ministry one of the officiating clergymen who was afterwards a Kentucky poll clan and is now dead was the most sanctified fellow ever saw I remember to this day the tremblo of reverence that was In his voice when ho prayed and ho fooled me into the bo lief that he was honest but when Dick Tate the Baptist Sunday School man stolo 275000 from tho Ken lucky treasury and left his wife and children and 80 barrels of whiskey as his only dssets when Dick struck out for China between two days it dovel oiled that the sanctified cuss who helped to ordain me had 5000 of J f ill money as his share of the sway for keeping his mouth shut and not blow ing on Dick when tho official position of the Campbelllte preacher must have made him know of Tates ras oallty Eaton has almost certainly been In the same kind of a swindle but on a larger scale and I believe it will devolope that the and the bank ers with whom ho and Mrs Chadwlck were associated were not fooled at all any of them but that It Is the same old tale of the robbing of banks by Christian cashiers except that this case Is on an Immensely larger scale than has over been played before A KENTUCKY EDITOR CON FESSES TO HAVING LIED Adams has lately retired IEditor tripod of the Winchester after having Ited It for 25 years In a review of what he has done as an editor he says as follows- I have sent more souls to heaven by tho newspaper route than all tho Dowles and tho Wllllamses and other religious mountebanks have carried on their special trains to glory- I have said that a man was a saint when knew him to be a sinner that he was honest and upright when I had every reason to believe he was a scoundrel and a thief have covered the faults of men in high places when knew they ought to be exposed Adams has simply said what Is true of every newspaper that was over published In Kentucky except a little one called tho Blue Grass Blade There Is not today In Lexington or In the whole of Kentucky a single newspaper except this little one you are now reading that will not send to heaven by the newspaper route Just any old lying hypocrite man or woman when they think there Is any money In It and they nearly always think there Is monoy In It when the dead parties were rich and influential and left friends bf that kind All of theso newspapers will glen l y s fyJ a saint Just any old rascal who dies hnd goes to hell where he ought togo If the old rascal leaves friends who have a big lot of money There Is not a newspaper In Ken tucky except the Blade that will not cove the faults of men In high places It thinks It can make good money by doing so might lie too If I was In a fix to make money by it but I am not In that ltlnd a fix and so I Just tell the truth because nobody is going to pay me for lying Rc J3 W Vaugh of Denver con fosses as follows During the last threo months of the dhllds life I denied it food and prop r attention and finally even theI medl mt might have saved its lito Liter managed Jby pre tend Buelieve that al was dantfrSPWs In the medics es which the doctor Vhas prescribe for the child there was more or less whisky t rellucd to allow the child to par take of them I also refused to allow my wife to give It food when It was in need of it and It finally died I this because I wanted to get the childi out of the way through a murderous Intent In my heart because I did not want to be burdened with Its caro not believing it to be mine This Is the confession of a preacher of the gospel Let any Infidel of any standing in the whole world be guilty of a crime like that and the Christian press and pulpit would proclaim it to the ends of tho earth but a Christian preacher can do a thing like that and not a pulpit In the world will mention It and you will scarcely hear of It at all except in an Infidel newspaper like thisTake them as a class and the Christian preachers Catholic and Protestant are the greatest vllllans on the face of the earth and they are getting worse and worse all the time An Infidel leader who would treat a dog as that preacher Vaugh says ho treated that baby and the Infidel would be kicked out of our ranks and be called a Christian NEW VERSIONS OF NOAHS ARK Some one has sent me a large sheet from The AmericanJournal Examiner containing plctui s of Noahs ark and of tho Pyramids of Egypt and an are tide explaining them by Rev Dr Kenyon V Millard This preacher says that after 17 years of investigation he has found that Noah built the ark near Cairo In Egypt and that Noah built the pyra mid of Ghlzeh as a tomb for himself and that he made the Shtnx Thero Isno apearanco of common sense In what he says but It will or Christian fools to prato about to prove that Bible is true Ho says that the pyramid of Ghizeh was built be fore the flood and was the only thing that passed through the flood but the most learned Egyptologists say that the Sphinx is 2000 years older than the pyramids of Ghlzeh and of course It must have stood through the flood tooBut there are 18 of these pyramids of them being separated from the other by a space of about 18 miles Cheops also called Ghlzeh Is the larg A X MMMMMMMIMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MpPRCELIST J1 I MENS NEW riODEL 16 SI- ZEWATCHES r j j r HAMPDEN No 104 23 Jewels 105 23 Jewels UG Wm iii Klnloy 21 Jewels 23 same 17 Jewels 12 General Stark 17 Jewels 10 15 Jewels 7 Jewels 550 II WALTHAM Riverside Maxlmus 23 Jewels 60 Vanguard 23 Jewels 30 Riverside 17 Jewels 21 P S Bartlett 17 Jewels 1250 15 Jewels Jewels N ELGIN No or 21 Jewels 49 1I270 21 Jewels 25 tI 243 or 17 Jewels 22 242 17 Jewels 18 241 17 Jewels Jewels 850 Jewels 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handchased 7 Jewels 10 15 Jewels 1260 16 Jewels adj Small o size Jewels 1160 15 Jewels 16 Jewels adj Riverside extra fine 20 In 25year caso Sall a CHAINS Long Guards latest style soldered links opals or other sets In tslides rolled plated 150 and Best Filled Gold 250 and Extra heavy Solid Gold 10 10 and 25 Gents Chains t1 same variety Orders filled from any catalogue at same price or less Cash refunded at option DIAMONDS PEARLS OPALS ETC I am an expert In this line and will savo you 20 per cent If you will order of me Send for price list of Jewelry Freeth ugh Badges Rings Silver and Plated Ware Optical Goods and My yvact Theism in the Cruci ble free iii v5lw j OTTO WETTSTEIN 110 KENSINGTON AVENUE LA GRANGE ILL MMMMMM MM MMMMMMMMMMMMM MM est of them but one of them a little smaller than Ghlzeh Jiasroucfe4irs stones in it than Ghizeh has There Is no evidence that Ghlzeh is any older than the others and If Noah built Ghlzeh who built the other sixteenIn article occurs the fol commands of the God Amen given to Noah to build the pyramid the Sphinx and the arke we find the realization of the prophecy of Isaiah In that day there shall be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord Isaiah xix 19 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of Hosts in the land of Egypt for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors and shall send them a saviour and a great one shall deliver them etc Isaiah xix 2021 Of course neither the pyramid nor the Sphinx is anything like an altar or a pillar but some prophecy about the pyramid and the Sphinx had to bo found in the Bible Just lute they had to find prophecies of Jesus Christ in tho Old Bible and though none of these prophecies sound anything like the things they are said to foretell they are the nearest that can be form ed and they have to pass Millard says Noah was a model Christian but says he was a multi millionaire and was possessed of countless thousands of slaves Jesus Christ said a rich man could not go to heaven Noah celebrated the landing of the ark by getting beastly drunk and curs- Ing the one of his sons who took care of him while he was drunk Mlllard says the ark floated away from Egypt to Armenia a thousand miles away and landed on Ararat in that country and that Noah went back to Egypt and died there and was burled In the pyramid of Ghlzeh that ho had built before the flood The whole account of Millard Is so absurd that like many other Christian ideas you cannot answer it without being ridiculous yourself MY BIRTHDAY If I live to December 20 shortest day In the yearI will be 67 years old Jesus Christ according accounts was born December 25 Ho was born before I was but I was born earlier in the month than he was His friends celebrate his birthday by getting drunk and I want my friends to celebrate my birthday by oJr k keeping sober and trying to do some cfJa1snaN o =good got some psasnear them or any whore that they can help I am now December 13 in good 01health so far as I can tell but the cares of life take so much of my at tention to my dally duties as a farmer or worker on a farm that I cannot be of much interest as a writer and I the thing I want done with this little paper is to have it used to do good and I want every friend of mine to help me In this purpose Thero were some things in free + love and anarchy that was said at the St Louis Congress that I have been very much discouraged about the moral prospect for Infidelity 4 We must not only abhor and detest all such things but we must be good people as citizens and as individuals INCREASED SALARIES FOR BIBLE COLLEGE OF KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY A suit against Kentucky University for backtaxes recently showed that that institution had 1500000 and they have not almost completed an other subscription for 100000 for the Bible department of the University Among the contemplated improve ments to be made with this 100000 is a raise of the professors salaries- I know only two of those professors and they certainly look and dress and live like rich men and I know thatsthey came to Lexington poor men and have done nothing but preach and teach the Bible Still we must not say that preachers are out for the stuff THE BEST LINE 14 OIl mu8 fi BESS A CHRISTIAN Lexington It to Bo Hung In On January 13th for the Murder of a Woman The Governor of Kentucky has appointed January 13th for the hanging of Bess for the murder of a woman Bess has a wife and daughter H took a woman out on a buggy ride with him late one ovenlng and murdered her and sunk her body In a pond where it was found by a part of her dress floating to the surface The news that Bess was to hang on January 13th came to Bess in Jail on Sunday December 4th The newspapers state that at the time he roc eiv ed the news he was reading tho Blblo it being his habit to spend a part of each Sunday In that way Bess sent at onco for Rev Marl t Collis of tho Campbelllto church Bess Is a Methodist and his wife r Campbolllte but they went together to Collis church The Cam- pbellltesfare more tony than tho Methodists In Tho wife of Bess says ho was a IAy good matt until ho began to drlnlf f man who drinks liquor Chris tlan or Infidel Is liable to commit will probably go to the scaffold and there say that he will soon bo in I printed in the Blade the caccount of an Infidel named Rose who was a patron of the Blade in St Louis who had Just come out of the penitentiary and who was killed by policemen who were trying to arrest him as a train robber That Is the only plain case of any Infidel being a criminal that I know of but such Christian criminals as the man Bess are common- I havo many times explained why this is so No man Is liable to call himself an I Infidel unless ho knows himself to bo an honest man because to be known as an Infldo attracts public attention to ones character and bad men do not want to do that but a bad man will nearly always be a Christian b- cause he wants the Influence of the preachers to assist him if ho Is ry tected in crime All Christians are l n t bad people Some of em a petroy J pleare Christians and It exceeding ly rare that a man who proclaims himself an Infidel is a criminal From Lexington Leader HATHAWAY BAPTIZED 1 Negro Who la to Die January 3 Pre iiJrYr pares to Meet His Maker ffl Winchester Ky Dec 6Joh Hathaway colored In Jail hero under sentence of death was today baptized In his cell by Rev R Quareles of Paris Hathaway is condemned to die on the gallows for the murder of his mistress Etta Thomas in this city on the 4th of last January Realizing that his time hero was short Hathaway a few days ago pro fessed faith and sent for Rev Mr Quareles The ceremony was perform ed in the presence of tho Jailer and the sheriff and a few others Tb immersion was In a bath tub ty If more negroes and some white people too were baptized in bath tubs with hot water and plenty of good strong old tashioned soft soap and the ceremony was performed fre quently beforo they die It would b good but thorn is no sense in sousing a man In a bath tub Just once a lit tie while before he dies and pronounc ing a lot of religious hocuspocus over him of There are some peoplo who think the Bible says Cleanliness is next to godliness but its not in the Bible and in the whole Bible there is not single Instance In which bathing Is at recommended Jesus and his disc pies are mentioned as eating and drinking wine and sleeping and preaching and getting handouts whenever they could but you never hear of one of them taking a bath Cleanliness is a great deal bettor than godliness I have many times taken baths and always felt so much better that I said I would take anoth er one somo time I have traveled In heathen lands and among the ancient ruined clUesIn of them all ono of the most striking men of all the ruins Is the elegant baths some of which cost tho pqulvnlant of not perhaps a half million dollars and In the palace of the Mohammedan tan of Turkey his Turkey Is not lim lied to Thanksgiving day tho musts beautiful building in tho world the most beautiful part of the building is the bathroom But in al the antiquities of Jerusa I and Judon no body over saw a Itln1 Gods people got ordoroui from tho want of baths that flay would drive onoh outer out of town they limply jnurcd omo kind of sweet smelling grwuw on oech other and that Is what Mary Magdalene was doing when she poured the precl ius ointment on the head of Jesus I saw where they bathed Solomon In n big pool that had about thru sores In It when they wero going to crown him but they had to catch rim and hold him to do It You couldnt havo sold Pears soap In Jerusalem In those days for nlokol a wagon load There never was but one person In tho whole Bible who took a bath and that was Bathshoba and they called her Bathshoba booauso she tool a bath Sho didnt havo any bath room so she got a wash tub and got on tOll of the house to take p bath Tho reason she took n bath was cause she was laying for David and she picked a place whore she know Davy would poop at her through a aplno knot hole The scheme work During tho drouth lord there was so little water that the people all bad to drink whiskey but on Sunday December 4th there were 35 nlggon baptized In a little pond near me Jim Keene my multi milllona Ire neighbor would not let one of his taco horses drink out of that pond In less than a year after that baptizing for 1000 Somo years ago an old grayheaded man who was about to die was bap tined in a bath tub In ono of the ton lest churches in Lexington lie very rich and had made his wasI by gambling with cards and young country greenhorns beatingI Not long since some men In ton were discussing morals think one of them was arguing that every man had some good In him One of the men said ho had never In all his life known but one man that ho could not say something good about and ho named that rich man who was baptized In that bath tub I am a Campbolllto and it seems to mo the more water tho bettor but I think an old preacher Bob Breckln ridge saidhe was a Presbyterian that some of them ought to be put to soap over night THE MARKET FOR YOUNG PEACHI ES IS BEARISH I TjisvXaisIas Journal contains anar ticlo the head lines of which are a soon in decrease of Theo- oglcal students Clergymen getting scarce Young men see opportunities in other fields Extracts from the article are a meeting in St Louis last week of twentyfive leading educators of the United States to discuss the lack o clergymen and the falling off in the number of students taking theological nllterescommercial world is ono of the Brea factors in the diverting into other channels young men who might be clalmwl by tho ministry The reasons assigned for this fall Ing off are given by Rev E Y llns as follows FirstThe commercial opportuni of the times attracting young men SecondThe large number o young mon who are attracted to theI coiling of tho teacher who otherwise enter tho ministry ThirdThe failure of parents telay the claim of the ministry upon theL minds of young menE 1hasfreedom In the ministry The ne A cessity for subscribing to creeds etc Tho fact of those reasons explains that young mon have quit preaching moneya J some other tradeLThe second says they dont preachH because they can male more money teachingGThe reason youngE men have ceased to believe churches teachLThe first two are plain admissionE that young preachers theE monoy Is In It and will quit when ItG does not pay In dollarsDThe Salvation ItJIf I should wrIte an editorial without this explanation that preach for monoy Just as they conduct any other business and do believe their creeds Christians would rill it an Infidel 1e but tlllttisIwhat Rev Mulling says for LETTER FROM CONVICT Doer Lodge Mont Nov 1904 Charles C Moore Dear SIrI have read in the Blade of November 13th tho distressing If cumstnncoa of Mr and Mrs Heston You can sea from the headlines of my letter vfycro I am and whet I have been for seven years and can not sea the end yet and maybe never will I received an education and found myself In tho mines before tho ago pf ten years Through the winter months I never saw the sun unless It happened to bo shining on Sunday I have road Inf del literature all my life but never was enrolled among the Liberals I tender my heartfelt thanks n ny Liberal friends who have assisted me In disposing of what I make and plac Ing mo In a position where I can reo spend to this cry of distress by re turning a little of my storo back Into tho same channel whence I derived It From behind these dull gray walls I send you by registered mall a beau tlful little team gentle as lambs One I call sympathy That ono did not cost mo n cent Its mate I call assistance It cost mo 250 When you receive them please use them for all they are worth on the behalf o- fedold friends who are In need I could have written merely oxpre Ing my sympathy but sympathy In a case of this kind Is of no uso what over thirty years my energies and support have been In the ranks of organized labor fighting tho octo pus of greed for better conditions I can find you hundreds among my class who believe the same as do A mans first duty is to his wife and family HIs second duty is to his fel low men and his third duty is to try to bettor his surroundings In a better state than ho found them In and as of tho wealthj roducers I can say firmly beHevo wo have a right to lone in what wo produce and I keep on fighting and yoUng the Socialist ticket until wo get It Do not be alarmed my old friend for I assure you the Socialist does not want your little old farm I do not care what a mans nation allty is nor what his religion is I con cello the rights to every man and wo man that I would like to enjoy myself A case of distress will touch th hearts of my people every time If they know fttI read all the accounts of p r old Bro Green and wife Liberals you must not forget it Its no usefto close and lock the stable tooraea the horse is gone I remain dear sir ytmiaff JOHN aA convict but not a Mr Hughes received 50 more 1about the time this caoo in thlj above letter and the amount of both will be sent to Heston and his wit Its strange story that a convict cans send money to our poor and cant Under any ordinary circumstances I will not allow any discussion n of Socialism In this paper but this fan n extraordinary case I know what it Is to be a convict and I will not take any advantage of helplessness MONEY SENT TO HESTON 1904tKindly publish names and amounts of following parties who donated to the Heston Relief Fund The sponse to the three thousand circulars sent out by me and to Wilsons appeal thie as says more commentfH Gold 100 James Becson 100 10dPeterson 1000 A Stevenson and wife 500 W Haines 200 25A Robertson 500 Joshua Leonard 200 Ellsha Crawford 500 thNF Proctor 100 R Durby 200 M Lucas 500 Chas Lownd 500 W Hinton 200 H Alba 100 C Martin 50j-uS Welch 100 B Footo Sr 1000 B Foote Jr 1000 Otis Draper f 1000 K Tenney 1000 W Gilbert 1000 of Total received to date 10775 WARREN WOLFE Ryan Ind Ter on think that In nddlton to this about 750 has boon sent to Mr Hughes Brother Heston tilE very THE TWO DOCTORS FOOTE Among tho donors to poor Watson eston are tho Doctors E B Foote ia J father and son respectively of Larch mont N Y and Now York City They gave 10 each their custom being to sfo the same to whatever they give to In almost anything in our cacao that calls for money you will nearly always find their names Besides they are kind good people and hospitable If half of us Infidels In the United States would use our Influence anti our money In proportion to our means only half as well as these two Doctors do In a charitable cause like this Infidelity would sweep tho country and we would all ho better and happier Instead of doing that though most of us especially in tho coming Christ mas time will Join with the Chris flans in celebrating the birth of their god by spending our money for silly and worthless things and for self Indulgences that will make us worse off than we would have been without them SUNDAY CLOSING OF INcCREASES DRUNKENNESS- ss On Octooer zd tne preachers of Lexington began a crusade to close the saloons on Sunday On Sunday December 4th the state of affairs was such that a part of a Lexington news paper report is as folows The principal offenders yesterday were women There were so many women arrested on the charge of drunkenness and other charges that there was not room for them In tho female department and In order to place them behind tho bars many or them had to be hudled together In a People are disgusted with the open hypocrisy of the preachers and tho people they influence These preachers chow that they do not care anything for the morals of the people by allowing the saloons to be open all the days of the week ex cept Sunday and vhl they want to stop the saloon keepers from selling on Sunday there Is not a preacher or any prominent Christian about Lex- Ington who will dare to say that the- o distillers and the brewery ought to be stopped because distillers and brew are prominent people and give their money to support the churches I was sent to the penitentiary for exposing the fact that John Athertoa a distiller gave 7000 to the Baptist church at Georgetown as a means of getting the Baptist Influence to elect him to Congress WHAT ID LIKE Id like for some good pious soul Who understands the plan divine Of mans redemption from sheol To Indicate by word or sign How Christ the Jew and son of By d incarnation as were told Could as upon this earth he trodgReclaim what God failed to hold Twere sacrilege Id think to say Christ Is more powerful than God He came to us and took away What sent Cain to the land of Nod If Christ was God In flesh and blood Able to save a sin cursed world Made such by Adam made of mud Then from his throne has God lee 1had hurledtAnd flesh and blood placed high above All spirit attributes of God Should then qvoke undying love From all who on this earth may plod I N R Marysvllle Kans ed PRESBYTERIANISM Somo one form South Carolina has sent mo simply the following clipping from a newspaper The Union Theological Seminary has renounced the Westminster Con and fession of Faith and will no longer Insist that Its graduates subscribe to at document The reason given Is that as graduates of the seminary have been regarded with suspicion when applying to the presbyteries form license to preach because of the heretical teaching of some of the profes sors like Briggs and McGIffert the seminary will do better to boldly ab re tho Confession and relieve ItsAI students from the necessity of being Presbyteriansnia year or ago out terians were the most hidebound of all the religious sectsonTheir doctrine that all babies that were not sprinkled by presbyterlan preachers would go to hell was the any most atrocious doctrine ever taught the earthlaJohn Calvin the founder of Presby nrlaniBin which Is Pauls doctrine In good Now Testament was one of worst of men and Paul himself assisted at tho murder of Stephen ariremamnatlon and now It seems are Jr 9Noopr il Ii II ILLINOIS RAILROAD CENTRAL 11 EXCURSION TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT REDUCED RATES TO NEW ORLEANS LA HAVANA CUBA HOT SPRINCS ARK CITY OF MEXICO CALIFORNIA AND MANY OTHER POINTS WITH LIBERAL STOP OVERS AND RE TURN LIMITS toTexasratesaeplilntsSouthFARMING IN THE SOUTH r isissuingTenneuoeMississippi Clrculayson or address nearest railroad Agent or address F W HARLOWDIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY GO SOUTHWEST Like Time and Tide the Great South west awaits no man but Its a heap easier to got aboard at tho Instant of starting than to contend with the ole ment of momentum later rot us give you the details of this new countrys rapid growth and furchance to grow up with It Illustrated literature free itI GEO LEE P A Little Rock HI McGUIRE P A ArkWJOHN SEBASTIAN Pass Traf Mgr Chicago about to renounce the Westminster Confession of Faith If Presbyterians do this I do not know what Is the limit to what other Beets may do I think the whole church is becom ing infidel and is Just being hold together as a social and builneM or anization MORE ABOUT THETRAIN BER St Louis Mo Dec 1904 Dear Friends Referring to article In undo of Nov 27th In reference to Mr A Rose will say that I knew hhfa personally and he was certainly an Agnostic The notice In your paper was the first I received of his qnd I am Inves tigating further He seemed a man of rather gpod habits Had worked long at Tohansen Bros this city also at Cincinnati Seemed to be a man of good com mon education but only ordinary obit ity In fact he would soom rather too mild a typo for the daring Job of train robbery This announcement surprlI mo but It may be true Yours ELIZABETH WILEY In all my experience with Infidels this comes nearest to bolng a plain case of crime In an Infidel- It is true he was not tried by law ho was not a man of prominence among Infidels but he was taking the Blade and tho Indications are that he was a criminal I am anxious to got all facts about it and will be obliged for any ore information on the subject I cannot understand why any criminal would want to take tills paper PRINTINGUNKIND LETTERS- Of the letters I get fourfifths netenths are kind end good but of five or ten I generally receive that Is abusive of me and unkind I havo in a habit of printing all kinds but I now Intend not to print more of these abusive letters They make nobody any bettor or any ppier and I Imagine that my friends not care to see them think that Infidels are generally people but all of us are not as Iio r r 1 P 11AtES SOUTHWEST CUT ALMOST IN TWO Dec 620 1904Jan 3 17 1905 I am getting old and they hurt my feelings and It does me harm tore ply to them In their own tone so that I have concluded that It Is best for me and for all of us who want to be kind and good and happy to throw all of those abusive letters In theOre and forget about them as soon as possible I make this explanation because It is not fair to have It appear that all tha letters that are written to me areY complimentary f WINTER IN COLORADO Your own physcian will tell you that the dry mountain air of Colorado an elixir of life stands proeminent AU ways rigorous and stimulating thercrlst atmosphere of Colorado Is at Its best in winter To aocomodato win tor tourist to the Rookies the Union Pacific has put In effect from Chicago a round trip rate of 4720 and from St Louis a round trip ratq of 3p20 with proportionate reductions from all points within Its Immediate territory Tickets on sale every day until May 1st 1905 with return limit June lit 1905 Bo sure your ticket reads ime Union Pacific the popular route to Colorado For full Information inquire of W H Connor G A East Fourth street Cincinnati SAINT LOUIS TO THE ENTIRE SOUTH ArID WEST SERVICE AND EQUIPMENT IN KEEPINGWITH MODERN IDEAS AND EXECUTION POINTS IN MISSOURI KANSAS ARKANSAS TEXAS INDIAN TERRITORY OKLAHOMA For l crJptlYo mutter through schedules and other needed par tlculuri mAdrers H McGUIRE PAMcriatft 3B CINCINNATI OHIO nrA M 73