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Digital page images are linked to the text file. t t 1 r g BLUE GRASS BLADEr EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE s VOLUME XIII NUly ks4arJLEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY JANUARY 22 E M 305 S100 A YEAR r j tfti TERM3 OF THE BLADE dj 1 Issue for one year 100 In clubs of lire NEW subscribe J 60 caste each 250 for five ri f TermUOO per year In advance foreign tubscrlptlon 160 t Five New Bubacrlbers sent one rear ftCor 250- Mks all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington K7 When you change your address vise this once giving your old as well as the new address V Nhen you send your subscription Irwhether you are a now or old subscriber k COfflceof publication 165 W Short St JItoaxenvuckT Jed at the post office at Lezlni ton Ky as Second Glass Mall Matter F 0 F Address all communlcatloms to GLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 293 Lexington Kentucky i fVyette Telephone 619 lmberland Telephone 807 TO DELINQUENTS Some time ago wrote Mr Hughes IspiV to come to Cincinnati and explain the flnanclaJ condition of the Blade to me Ho cams yesterday and In looking over the the list found over 2000 In v arrears Some of these about 400 he has carried for two years and over r Now you know that paper and postage cost money that labor costs that Hughes has been clicking away at the linotype while many of you have been sleeping An of this expense Is a dead loss If you do not pay him Is this S Just rHe cant afford to carry you longer r Why should you expect It asked E Kim not to drop any one Just yet for f dont want to see the prestige of the 4 paper lowered You need the paper T you would miss It If It did not come to ST you The paper needs you It needs your support Tho contributors need h you It takes the heart out of us when we know that our writings go to only fe a few P you help the Blade out j Vttyou help keep the cause alive Never In our history have we made such progress as we are making now Shall we let the fire smoulder or keep f our lights shining bright and high am astlsfled most of you are In ar rears just from pure neglect You think time and again Now Ill send that dollar the next time go to the office and then you forget It Now i put your thinking caps on Dont drop out let us all stand together Hughes has a big exchange list He l carries a free list of over 200 old peo ple who are unable to pay a cent and to whom the Blade Is a weekly com fort and happiness All this costs Wont you help keep the Blade going to these He will have to drop all de llnquenta or drop the paper want neither done feel that you will not forget ths when you go to the office the next tme Yours sincerely Vr J B WILSON How la your subscription Pay up tend help ua make the Blade full size and roach you oh time every week is s trtSCOPA SKYPILOT JINES THE CATHOLICS SAYS ITS THAT OR INFIDELITY t New York press dispatch says that Rev George Abort Cain kin to the feliow that killed his brother ai llttopal preacher is going to join tho Catholics because its bolwear Catholicism and Infidelity ns to which Js rIght A part of the gab of Cain is a man comes to seee these facts there Is nothing for him to but become a Catholic or an Agnostic More and more Protestants are find Ing out that this is the alternative and those who care much about ligion are bounmto come In everln creasing numberstovthe Christianity of history Those who do not cart much will shrug their shoulders and- be realAgnostics I have hardly ever made any statement about Christianity that was not pretty soon after confirmed by some big preacher I have told you time and again that Infidelity has nothlngi to fear from Protestants because the Protestants are so divided that each sect hates any other Protestant sect more than it hates the Infidel or the Just to fool rank outsiders the different Protestant sects In Lexington will go into a kind of a pool or trust to try to make Infidels believe that they do not hate each other but any Campbelllte in Lex- Ington would rather see the Infidels or the Catholics succeed than to see any other Protestant sect succeed and the same is true of any other Protestant sect in Lexington or any where else There Is a common impression among people who are otherwise Intel- lIgent that therqnover has been any division aniosgi tJiathollc3andthat is true among these Roman Catho lies that we have in this country but the real head of the Catholic church the church In which Christianity started Is the Greek church from which the Roman Catholics are aim ply a sect that split off as all Protestants split off from the Roman CatholicsAt where the thing started the Greek Catholics and tho Roman Catholics hate each other like snakes and a Greek Catholic has no more respect for a Roman Catholic than either of the Catholic sects has for a Campbelllte The Roman Catholic prays and counts beads and sprinkles holy ter and burns cork and sings I play Domino every day to get God and tho Virgin Mary and J H C to help tho Japs to kill every Russian In Russia because the Russians are Greek Catholicsthe only Simon pure Christianity now In the world In America however the Roman Catholics are solid and both in England and America the Episcopal church Is going like the devil beating tan bark the Catholic church and the Campbellltes and the other sects are coming up to what the Episcopal- Ians now are As soon as the issue comes squarely between Catholicism and Infidelity and every fellow has to shinny on his own side then the picnic will begin and the Roman Catholic here will get Just such n dose as the true and only original Catholic churchthe Greek Is getting in Russia The better class of Protestants In this country are standing Christiani ty because they havo been raised on tho Protestant view of it but when the Roman Catholic begin to get In their work with their old rags and bones and pieces of the true cross and thorns out of the crown of J H C and winking wax figures and liquefac tion of the blood of St Jannarlus and rackcrs and liquor being the real bona fide meat and blood of J H C a whole great big lot of these fellows who accept Protestantism are going to kick and fine the Infidels and they will make Mr Catholic see hell and Its coming coming coming as the angels clear the way and I want to be hero to see that picnic CAMPING ON THE BISHOPS TRAIL I prophecy that Talbot Episcopal Bishop of Pennsylvania will yet be i J iP shown to have been engaged Ju deviltry with that woman Elliott- A part of a press dispatch from Philadelphia date January 14th says In the second presentment it Is leged that Just before the deposition of Dr Irvine a member of the Episcopal church overheard a conversation on a railroad train between Bishop Talbot and Mrs Elliot lasting all tho way from Philadelphia to Huntingdon This conversation will be given with a view to proving that Bishop Talbot and Mrs Elliot were on the best of terms The presenters say that dur- Ing the conversation Mrs Elliot called the bishop Bert This statement is made by a woman witness The theme of the con vcrsatlon was said to be divorce Many other interesting features the presenters say will be made public When one big church woman gets to watching another ono with a preacher you may bet your bottom dollar she is going to tell at least- all that she saw and heard and wt wilt have something salacious SWEENEY r Gets It Where the Chicken Got the Ax John S Sweeney a Campbellitc preacher in Paris was with distiller White and another big whisky man whose name I have forgotten O y- eorda leader of the gang that put- me in Jail in his town Old Jack was the leading preacher of the burg at that time but a couple of episodes added to his rascally treatment of me sorter knocked him out and nothing has been heard of Jack in pious circles for a long time other iCampbelllte skybuster got Jacks place and Jack got a Job as postmaster of his town Now Bradley former Republican Governor of Kentucky pretty good friend to me and as near an Infidel as a politician dares to be in Ken tucky has knocked Jack out of his post office job and put in his ma- tedwinelad nade foriPililtltlotp stand now unless Jack can get a job as watchman at a distillery or something of that kind I reckon ho will be looking around for another preaching job ECOND PRESENTMENT AGAINST BISHOP TALBOT New York Jan20A second presentment to be brought against the RIght Rev Ethelbert Talbot Bishop the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania upon charges made by Dr In gram N W Irvine which is now Ing prepared as the result of a ference held In this city contains It is understood in the main only two charges Tho first is said to bo Immorality meaning Lying o second Violations of Ordination Vows WISH COULD UNDERSTAND IT Through organization of the atom- Ic and molecular constituents of terial bodies the mind element finally becomes prepotent over the physics dynamic substratum so that It Is able to manifest its existence in the emotional purposive and hence intelli gent activities of the organized matter In the physical forms of force It Is a to us Imperceptible degree unless we see In the purposive movements of many Inorganic bodies of matter or forces such as the gyrations of tho suns and planets sunlight heat electricity etc all ol which have their certain utilities In the evolvement of life manifestations the lower forms of Intelligence In matter The above Is from Secular Thought nn Infidel magazine In Canada Whenever I read anything like that I always wish I had been educated because I know there must be a whole lot of fun in it If I could only under stand it A lato number of the American aptlst Flag which Is published at Fulton Ky chronicles the sad end- Ing of an attempt to establish a mission In Mexico A brother went there and wrote back soliciting gifts from the churches to build a meeting house The churches responded tho meet ing house was built the brother tak ng title in his own name Afterwards he returned to the States and now the meeting house is used as a dance hall and tho brother collects the rent for the property Truth Seeker jo DEVIN CREATION SCIENTIST SAYS ADAM AND EVE WERE MYTHS AND LIFE I SIMPLY HAPPENED Ch cago Correspondent N Y SuID d Adam and Eve ever live hoWl did originate With these andfsimilar questions University of Chicago medical students are in perI plexity A hundred prospective phy sicians gathered In the physiological lecture room yesterday and heard Dr A P Matthews Professor of Physiological Chemistry declared that there was no such thing as divine creation for naught by the professor Tile story of the creation of Adam he declared was mythical andiEve to consider it He assert that only real chemical forces acting under certain physical conditions could produce life There is no such thing as tho di vlna origin of life Dr Matthews Is credited with telling his class Life is on a pure physical and chemical basis certain physical conditions and the sult was life H6 accounted for the origin of Adam and Eve as follows Life originally happened Life is nacre up of certain organic compounds Certain organic compounds were made by nature they could not be made by human beings The compounds came together in some manner and the result was However I believe that it is possl ble to create life There is no doubt in my mind that in a short time real ifojwlll be produced Wonderful ad van es have been made on physiologi cal chemistry in the last decade It shown only a question of a short time re some scientist will discoverI tho process of the final canfnow make everything but the nuc leuspfiltlienaTjoratDryr IA few years ago there were certain substances such as urea which wero merely animal and would not result except from life The substances I believe have been built up In the la oratory Like these substances such is as urea which were merely animal and would not result except from life Flio substances have been built up in the laboratory Like these substances believe that life can also be created a laboratory It has hardly been ten years since America there were many people jf professed Intelligence who believed that the story of Jonah and the whale was literally true Jesus Christ says n the New Testa rent that It was a whale that swallowed Jonah The Old Testament says it was a great fish that swallowed Jonah- A whale is not a fish but is a warm jlooded mammal suckling its young it two udders Of all the stories of the Old Testament there is none so incumbent upon the Christian to believe as the story of Jonah and the whale because Jesus Christ selects that as the only one of the big fish stories of the Bible for the truth of which he vouches and he specially says that not only was that story true but that It was Intended to prefigure his own resurrection from the dead after three days and three nights According to the New Testament however Jesus was only In tho grave fom the first of the night on Friday evening until before day on Sunday naming That he would rise before day Is not probable because he was not a farmer but a preacher Within the last ten years McGarvey Camp elllte and leading skypilot of Lex- Ington has written a book called Jonah and tho Whale the purpose of which was to show that that story vas literally true But so little Interest did the book create that I never saw or ever heard of but the cno copy that a Campbelllte preacher had loaned one of my neighbors- I am not certain out I think he quoted as true tho story which a few years ago would occasionally so the It as a great fishseems to have then living and lecturing who had been in the whale three days Tho story of Jonah and tho whale finally came to be used as a Joke in newspapers that were not at all heretical md now finally the story of Jonah and the whaleno newspaper ever spolm of It as a greatfish seems to have been abandoned to Its fate oven bj Christians and Jokes about it in In fidel papers are regarded as gray bearded chestnuts- I said year ago In anticipation this the first of the Bible stories thus commonly laughed at by alleven the orthodoxthat when the story of Jonah and the whale was finally laughed out of court the people ever those who were not commonly thought hereticswould take up some other Bible story and in turn take It through the same experience that had happened to the story of Jonah and- the whale The story of Adam and Eve now seems to be the next In order At Cincinnati from which town they sent me to the penitentiary because I was an Infidel you can go to the Uni verslty of that city of which my Presbyterian nephew Dabney is president and you will hear the story of God making Adam out of dust not even mudand then making Eve out of a rib taken out of him spoken of in respectful terms But not so the versity of Chicago The result will be that the University of Chicago will be regarded as a scientific institution while that of Cincinnati will be belittle if any more than a Presbyter- Ian theological seminary Nearly all educated clergy now gard the story of Jonah and the whale as a kind of parable or a kind of allegory They now regard the story of Adam and Eve as literally true and Indeed have to do so because the whole plan of Salvation in Christ Is based upon the actual truth of the fall of Adam Let that all be as It may In about ten years of Adam and Eve will be allegorized or metaphorlz ed just as the story of Jonah and the whale has been The story of Adam and Eve will go down faster than the story of Jonah and the whale did cause the Jonah story will have estab ofIsame experience and each will go fas ter than its predecessor The stories of Elijah and the two she bears of Samson and the foxes of Balaams ass Noahs ark etc will soon say in 25 years all go the same first conflict between science and religion was about the sphericity of the earth The Bible taught that It was flat end the Infidel Galileo said it was priests said it would ruin their religion if Galileo was allowed to prevail and they Imprisoned him and burned at the stake Gulordano Bruno for teaching them that the stars are as big as this earth but all the same the two Infidels won out and of course Infidels are going to keep on pushing then advantage like the Japs do against the Russians BIG CAMPBELLITE RELIGION Rev Dr Powell Campbelllte preacher in Louisville great Jesus Just think of Rev Dr Alexander Campbell and Rev Dr Barton W Stone had a banquet and toasts In his church In Louisville that they are about to sell for 100000 and Powell will preach in Macaulays theater un til they can build a church that will suit them better One of the toasts was She to which Carter Helm Jones a Baptist preacher responded In tho Courier Journnlss report of the meeting curs the following Parses She Grammatically my subject She is a personal pronoun A pronoun stands for a noun but I assure you that she will not stand for every thing singular number though I would hate to call her singular In her own hearing subjective case subject of the worlds adulation and object of worlds desire Shall I decline her Never She alone does tho declining Historically let me see Tho est record In Genesis Woman was made for Adams express company the first corporation known in history Born In Paradise first you know par adls Is lost and she Is raising Cain on e outside She has been raising cain ever since First In history first In the hearts of all of us you will sympathize with tho young man who came to me and said that he had asked and asked er girl he dared to but had not been accepted Ye ask and receive not said I quoting a well known passage because ye ask amiss now If you tried a widow perhaps you might be more fortunate- It sounds like Jones had been read Ing the Blade for years and had pick ed out a lot of the poorest things I ever did say because they were best adapted to his understanding or had selected some of the rottenst rot from the other JonesSam the biggest fool in America- If I were to write stuff like that in the Blade I could not hold its patrons a these Campbellltes are the gang that call all the other churches sects and claim that they dont preach anything except just what they find in the Bible Kentucky Is the greatest of all the Campbelllto states and Powells church In Louisville is their most fashionable one and that Is a sample of their cutting up INFIDEL JAP ON RELIGION Baran Snyematsu a Jap who is one of the framers of the constitution of Japan in a cablegram from London to the Philadelphia Bulletin in part ays Japan desires to meet the world in a spirit of fairness and mutual respect We protest against the Impor tations of the question of religion into our relations with the world We say nothing against Christianity but hold that religious prejudices creeds and dogmas are not proper tests of rectitude in international affairs We wish every question of this character to be viewed in the light of reason and to be decided in accordance with the soundest principles of law and practical righteousness When the Christian preacher gets as much common sense and common Justice into his head as that Jap has the world will be better and happier GOD STILL KILLING PRIESTS Thomas Reilly a Catholic priest was teaching a lot of kids how to get tojjp Priest s at Altonllliv Supper bell rang and Reily starTeu x to it and fell down stairs and killed himself v He was 55 years old I am going ontNot long ago I climbed a long ladder and painted the whole top of a steep slanting roof of a house 70 feet square and didnt fall and kill g myself a single time Me and God are Just knocking out the priests HROUGH SNOW TO TO PAY TEN CENTS FINEWeSanfransisco Jan 13Mrs Beulah IcCartln who was sentenced two months ago by Judge Sweeney of lewark to pay a fine of ten cents a week for two years for having asked assistance from a minister to keep her ittlo family together deposited her veekly dime with Mrs Mary Phil brook the assistant probation officer at the court house last night In order to reach the court house iho had to trudge scantily clad through the snow and biting wind a distance of nearly a mile The dime with which she paid her fine was part of the wages of her 15 mr old daughter who had obtained a position In a department store since the sentence was Imposed She has been out of work two weeks The above marked in the Butte Montana Evening News was sent mo I was a convict in a penitentiary that had 2300 prisoners in it tho largest In the world- I was given the most extraordinary opportunity for studying criminals and used my time to advantage but never In all my experience in this line have I heard of any two men who so richly deserve a long penitentiary sentence is that preacher and that Judge I read the other day In an English paper of a big Episcopal preacher who boasted that he was too smart to give to people who begged of him on the road and yet of the few good things in the Bible says Give to him that asketh theo and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou iway If you want dog meanness get a preacher Send Dog Fennel In the Orient a New Years gift to your friends We hnve them at postage paid Start the new year right by paying up your subscription to the Blade tij tc foL l1t SHORT LETTER Cornplanter PaI note in your per of January E M 305 an arU clo headed A fine large CatholicI J lie In this article you make the stateI ment that even Jesus Christ Is reportI tt ed to have raised the dead only once t f if This I suppose refers to Lazarus This seems a strange admission for a man who was once an embassadorI to the heavenly kingdom I may not 4 be able to read the Bible aright but Jesus is reported to have raised from the dead the daughter of Jaims St Luke eighth chapter 41 to 50 verse I also read In the case the son of the widow of Naln a report that Jesus likewise raised the young man from the dead St Luke chapter 7 11th to 17th verse- I wish you would please explain these quotations If there Is any doubt 4 as to the statements therein made Ilbut as I read these texts and Inclu Ing Lazarus there were at least three persons raised from the dead by dl vine power and two of which you pear to have overlooked In your DIble reading either as a clergyman or an Infidel B G MORRISON If you will read Luke You will find that Jesus said of that girl She is not dead but sleepethjust a little too much dope Regarding the son of the widow of Nain you are rlghtI was wrong Keep me in the middle of the road Prairie Grove ArkMy time Is about up with the old Blade Have not the money to renew There is a mortgage on my land and the taxes have to be paid or they will throw me overboard and that would make hell for the old lady Charley I like your Idea of stopping those who do not pay up and you are welcome to stop mine and maybe It would be best for the paper If you do stop mine I will pay when I can and I will pay for the blank on the paper and will help It that much if no more I love It and enjoy it and will have it as long as I can raise the money to pay for It I will be 75 years old in a few days I never got hold of any paper thi pleased me so much I would lit to have my head pillowed on Bladt when I die I dont know where could get anything that would suit me any better to go to Heaven with I think I could beat old Peter with a handful of Blades until he would say Open the door and let that man In if thatsKpt themJ31ades3iomeliivdoy you can have all the room you want it alnt best to oppose you with Mr Henry Mrs Closz old C C Moore and Dr J B Wilson at your back I might Just as well go to hell myself at once as to oppose that bunch Old Charlie hlmsolfls enough for any ne that ever was raised in the Orient like I was Then there is some a line or two that I cant read Editor the old Heathen all through that country and Charley had a heap to say I could not contradict a word of He said I cant read againEd that there Is quite a difference cant readEd Charle was raised in old Kentucky and Art ansaw Is bad enough DAVID MA was a lot more juice in It but life is too short to read It Som of it ooks for all the world like the hieroglyphics I saw on that old monument at Hellopolis in Egypt Junction City Kan Jan 1 1905 Editor Blue Grass Blade One year ago the late DrP Daugh terty met me on the street and said Captain I have subscribed for a per for you and I hope you will en joy it I said Doctor what did I ever do that you should incur that expense He replied You have done me man favors and I have never forgotten to this time I had never heart of the Blue Grass Blade Soon the paper came on and I fear ed to put It on the table with the oth er papers I took it to my room and for the first time in my life read an Infidel publication iItset me to thinking how a Heathen could publish a paper in the in terest of good morals and I was bound to find out for myself and I read the Blade clear through When Bishop Potter dedicated the opening of a saloon with prayer and said it was the Poor mans club Old Pot meant it was a club for a poor man to breat his wifes head withEditor and when you roasted the big Bishop for defending what is known to be the greatest evil of thn day the Blade took its place with other papers on the table and no apollgles were offer ed between the damned stuff called alcohol and the ethics of the High Priest of the saloon- I like to read your paper and I read some of It to my wife and all the family have full access to it Heathen and Infidel have no terrors for me I lovo you for the way you denounce fraud and hypo L crisy and enclose you P O order for 100 for renewal and wish you many years to write for a purer morality and nobler manhood Dr Philander Dougherty TI name Philander is Greek and means friend of manEditor was a promln ent citizen of Junction City Iowa for over 30 years a member of the State Legislature and Mayor of Junction City for four years and attained prom- Inence in his profession Fearless and outspoken on all subjects an avow Infidel but not aggressive granting to others what he claimed for himse Iright to opinionnever forgetting a During his life ho express ed a desire that no funeral services should be held at his funeral Judge James Humphrey delivered an quent address before the funeral started to a large audience of sorrow- Ing friends It was manly and con vincing that men should not be despised but rather respected for their Independent opinions- Dr Dougherty died as he had live fearless of the approach of death lieving that death ends allR H Gave his name In a private note Paragould ArkEnclosed 100 on subscription I have been reading the Blade many years and have watched the discussion pro and con and havo seen the determined stand you talte against the damned stuff called al cobol But you offer no remedy I was years old the 4th day of last month and have seen its effects In the worst formI not hate the whiskey as much as I do the temperance move in var- Ious directions The more the skypilots meddle with it the worse it gets My remedy is for the Government to take all of the profit out of It and then nobody will dabble in It Long live the B G BM R COFI MAN Valeria Enclosed 100 on dub scription I would like to help the Blade more I am an old soldier and am not burdened with the good things of this world I have to look out for myself and better half Charity gins at home or should do There are few objections I could raise to the but long live the Blade I IIa C VERNOCOM Troy PaEnclosed a part of the Toledo Weekly Blade that I woul like to see In the Blade Those swers to questions in the Toledo Blade are a fair sample of the reading the Blade has been printing fora Ion time J think the Toledo Blade Is doing good work for our cause as it has a good work for our cause as It has a large circulation No name signed Under the head of Portraits of Jesus there appears the following Without a doubt Jesus was a typical Jew with black hair and eyes hooli ed nose thick lips and all the typical physical characteristics of His race Be sure of thisthat no alleged ture of Jesus has any historical au thority All of them are dreams of tists or derived from such dreams Under creeds of President It says One of those was George Washing ton the first President of the United States With him to be a member of the Church of England now the Pro estant Episcopal church was one o the things that seemed to be required of a wealthy man the largest landholder in the country the owner of man slaves He was for years one of the vestrymen of Christ church in Alex indrlo Va But Washington was a mere forma list in religious matters as all who now the facts will readily understand Thomas Jefferson the man whom he Democrats of the country revere as the founder of their party was by means a Christian Abraham Lincoln Is another striking example His attitude towards rell glon would today be called agnostic which Is a derivative from two reek words and means literally one who does not know Ho was never a Christianthat is ho never so far as the records go assented to a belief in the divinity of Christ Under the head Scripture Ques ions it says Within the past fifty years or so the advance of scientific knowledge has overthrown a vast deal of false teach- Ing concerning the origin of the world the creation of man and so on All lightened scholars accept the ac counts in Genesis as merely legends without historic accuracy Why should any Christian oppose the discussion of the inspiration of the Bible or the divinity of Christ If those two positions are true can it not be sliown If they can not be proved true why should we accept them without question Much In that department is as del as anything in the Blue Grass DIade WInterset IaNowrthat you decided to cut off delinquents I wish to show my approval by sending to you a draft fo 260 for which you mayI send five subscription postals I talnly hope that many who have suf ferred their names to bo dropped willialdecide to settle their accounts and reinstatedIt to me that I can now un derstand why you have suffered the publication in the past of some let tees the morals of which were not the best The writers were subscribers doubtless most of themln arrears I and you did not like either to refuse publication or to offer adverse crltl I believe It is your desire to have a strictly moral and first class paper Your answer to J J Weist in the last issue would indicate as much Freethought can best be by the the advocacy of propagatedi principles and clean are now In position to carry this out to the letter You have reduced subscription list to the names of yourI who have shown their by making payment Only such any right to be numbered among your subscribers Of course we except the few unfortunate but I feel sure they constitute a small part of your delln qucnt list 1 cannot understand how anyone claiming to be a liberal and an hones man can accept your paper and refuse to pay for it Invariably the first years subscription Is paid in advance If at the end of the year we are not satisfied it is needless to tell any telligent person his duty I say his duty because In the forgoing sentence the masculine form his is proper but this suggests to me that hit reason theidelinquents But men who styled themselves erals have refused to pay and their names have been dropped The duty of those of us who want the paper tc continue is clear We should Increase the paid up subscription list even If we must go down into our own pockets in order to do it Im sure J J Heist is correct when he says Hundreds of them have their subscription cancelled because you give them suchgood advice upon the liquor drinking I believe your si lence upon the liquor question would be the cause of your keeping as sub scribers many socalled Infidels who have little regard for right living and as well many men whose lare probably few but who have among their faults the habit of moderate drinking We condemn the minister and be come disgusted withY tbx church be cause the minister refralns1romI speaking the truth lest it might cfctend some of his members Of the minister whose talk and actions indicate that a large membership and good 1laryI are the things most desired w4 are not slow to say He is a hypocrite and an imposter To Weist you have had the courage to say A man who obI jects to a paper because it is opposed to liquor drinking is a poor kind of an Infidel and will never do any good for the cause of Infidelity This state ment will cost you something and the question now is can we consistently call ourselves liberals and advocates of high morals if we do not try toI make good a largo part of your loss You say If to get a large number readers for a paper that I edit were the main purpose of my life I certain ly would not edit an Infidel paper This has the right ring We should stand by those who prefer to speak the truth Is it a truth when you say socalled moderate drinking Is wrong Let us see It may be that a man may drink moderately that the hablE will never become his master nor what drinks over do him any great in jury physically or mentally but such a man is indeed rare Granting that such men there maybe even then they have no right to Indulge their appetites when by such practices they set an example which If followed by others will lead to their ruin Wo must remember there Is t such a thing as an Inherited appetite which is easily cultivated We must remember that different Individuals possess different degrees of power that while one person can easily throw off a habit which may be growing op him another not having self under such complete subjection may find himself unable to resist the habit even though his efforts may bo much greater than in the first instance One man with certain associations may be able to drink moderately while with another class of associates he will fall I firmly believe that the higher and better the class of asso lates providing we find the fault socalled moderate drinking the greater is the danger- It is not the drunkard but the mod crate drinking by the respectable man which does the great harm to the Ing generation It is this that suggests to the boy the posslbllty of being a moderate drinker and a drinker only ho means to moderateI be well if the boy ormight always be what ho means how appalling Is the number of failI jIj luresIdas the drunkard but censure drinker Though Im able to practice a thing serious injury to self it Is my duty to abstain when I see that others cannot follow In my footstep without serious results When In unwilling to forego a personal pleasure for the benefit of my fellowmen deprive myself of all right to lay claim to any part of that spirit of unl vernal brotherhoodT P WEIR JACK CHINN ARRESTED the Democratic Senatorial Nominee In a Hot Scrimmage In Harrodsburg Saloon Special to CourierJournal Harrodsburg Ky Jan 12Col Jacl Chinn the noted Kentucky turfman and Democratic nominee for State Sen In ator from this district was placed un der arrest here on a warrant charging In him with breach of the peace and rying a weapon concealed Col Chinn went into a saloon and mistaking James Renfro for another young man began to abuse him by ap by plying many vile epithets Renfro struck at Chinn with his fist with one he hand In his hip pocket Chinn struck Renfro several times and succeeded by In pulling his hand from his pocks and as he did so pulled a pistol with It Chinn then whipped out a big revolver from his pocket but bystanders interfered in time to prevent each from firing Renfro was also arrested and the trial of both was set for Fri day aftcrnon Jack is the man who was with ernor Goebel when Goebel was killed- I think when gentlemen go to kill a man they ought to be careful to see that he Is the man they Intend to kill Its real unpleasant to be killed for Its real unpleasant to be killed for COOKED HIS BOOKS at San Francisco Calif Jan E M 305 Brother Moore A bookseller friend of mine wanted to make room in his store and gave a me all the books he did not want several hundred- I got them this morning to cook my breakfast with some of the spiritual onesseveral Bibles New Testaments Lives of Saints Apostles etc Into the store In starting fire John was thrown and the flame went higher Then Peter the fisherman was thrown in while I read from the Lord who died for sin Look Upward went with all the rest It was such rot I thought It best Then Dow in the Cloud and Christ and his Church were thrown in the firegot left in the lurch Pop Christianity Manual of Prayers went with another Those Golden Stairs Then Suffering Sav- Ior and Spiritual Gift went with the rest to give It a lift The Lord has risen Think of Death Jesus loves meCharles hold your breath Then Bible Stud ies and Devotion to GodToread this trash would make you nodThe German Pastor and Christian Friend with Virgin Marynot Kid aers did lend their help toward cook- Ing my food Truly Salvation is very good Then Richard Baxters famous Call To the Unconverted went way of all My stove got hot and my food cooked well with all of those books that told jt hellA JOHNSON DOG NAMED DOG FENNEL Stuffed Club Piece Made Him Laugh Until He Coughed Up a One Dollar Willie Dysart Iowa Jan 17 1905 Brother MooreUnder cover of pay ing my subscription for E M 305 I write you the following My intention was to stop the B G B but as you have stopped feeding hogs and resumed writing and making the paper good I sent the price for this year- I only got to read the first page of ny last B G B about the Stuffed Club It pleased me so hugely that I had laugh all alone by myself because Ito was none greater to laugh toGod who swore by himself by cause there was none greater to beII But the room getting a little lay the B G B down and goes out and gets an armful of wood My dog named Dog Fennel was In the next yard a Methodist parson agea very nice man and all thatI but he the dog seemed to come to meet me with the spirit of Methodism a Into the house he went the dog not the preacherand before I could lay down my armful of wood ho lad the spirit of a Christian Jumped 1with B G B with all four feet grab Mrs J K Henry In his mouth t the rest of the matter on all Iwith and rent them asunder as Ju r ilNj i l was when he took his headlong fallNow please excuse this pencil writ Ingmy Ink Is all froze up and my Kitty Is on the stove pipe to leeep warm Also excuse bad writing and spelling causje I never went to college What made me smart was sliding down shellbark hlcleorys In my youth YoursJ WINKLE Yes I have heard of hickories that made young fellows smart when they didnt slide down the hickories but hickories slid down them But there is one consolation brother You just keep on sending your little dollar for the Blade as long as yo live and you wont bo bothered with any cold weather where you will go when you die Therell bo no more shoveling snow the place where all Blade readers go that region below where we all shall go Therell be no more shoveling snow I think God did all right in swearing himself Its an ugly habit and IfI God just will swear and cant quit ItI ought to go off somewhere so thatI nobody will hear him and do It all himself Its mighty hard for us old fellows to keep from cussing sometimes for these Christians worry the Lord and me awfully sometimes RELIGIOUS CRIMES INCREASIN Rev Branch of Lexington has just preached a sermon In which he shows the enormous increase of crime In this citySome one sent me a clipping from teh Dally Review of Decatur Ill which is a part of two adjoining umn is headed TwentySeven Christmas MurdersDouble Holiday Prove about the bloodiest on record Another Item Is headed Four klllei a danco Breach of mountaineer Etiquette was the crime The account says the tragedy curred at a dance Sunday ulght after Christmas entertainment in the churchA piece Is headed Churn IDefinitethat the charges now brought againstI Bishop Talbot arenow that deal with ecclesiastical techinlcalltlei but are aimed at his private life and are such as to gravely attack his moral standing DOG FENNEL He Lived 20 Years In Palestine and Says Have Just Got Through Reading Dog Fennel Have Read Many American Books on the Subject But Your Book the Best- Niagara Falls N Y Jan 11 1905 Jr Charles C Moore Dear SIrEnclosed you will find to carry my subscription anothe ear I am late In paying my holy debt and the only reason was just be cause I was not at home for sometime The Blade comes to me under the name of S Arbuktal Please change It to my name as you see it below Have just got through reading your took Dog Fennel I have read many American books on the subject but your book is the best You made me hink as though you had lived in the ountry all your life I mean the Poly Land- I have lived In that country twenty years and know what I am saying bout your book- I have met you the first day of the- N L P convention at St Louis and you probably remember me Wishing you many more long years and hope to meet you again on board the Moltko when I return to my of ountry Syria Truly Yours- ARTHUR GARZO EATH OF MR RALPH YOUNG AN INFIDEL IN ENGLAND I have received two marked copies of the Newcastle Dally Times of England Thats the place you must not car- coals to They say coals when mean coal Brother Young was years old ut died young Ho was an Infidel The Times account of him Is exceed- Ingly complimentary He was a coal miner and was nected with many laudable enter rises and institutions He had made Is living as a miner when he was minor of the accounts says lOne Young was in politics a Radl Ho was a profound student of religious questions and adopted secu Ilarlst views He was on terms of nate friendship with the late Mr Charles Bradlaugh and the friendship continued until Mr Bradlaughs death 41 j i rtf 1itit r His funeral service was entirely secular Including a beautiful address by Mr Charles Fenwlck member of Par the telegrams of condolence sent his wife is one from Mr Thomas Burt member of Parliament- In behalf of the American Infidels- I extend sympathy to Mrs Young AN APOLOGY TO FLEISHMAN I apologize to Fleishman Mayor of CincinnatiI disgusted with him because having made a great fortune making yeast ho should be parading as a prominent character among a set of Christian bigots who were putting another Christian bigot at the head of the University of Cincinnati to dis placd a man removed because he Isian Infidel- I said or intimated that Fleishman had learned to make yeast from the connection of himself orsome of his family with a brewery- It may or may not have been true quite probably It was true but I did not know It to be true and It may not have been trueIBut so far as I can recallthC most like an injustice that I have ever done any man in this paper and I r therefore make this explanation A shoemaker should stick to his last and a man who has made mil lions of dollars making yeast does not probably know about theology ATTENTION BRO GROH- L Washburn In the Truth Seek er of January 14th alludes to us all who are opposed by the Christians as Infidels and prints it with a big L Washburn was lately editor of the Boston Investigator the oldest InfidelIpaper in America Macdonald editor of the T S in the same issue speaks of Ingcrsoll as an Infidel and spells It with a big I Bro Daniel Webster Groh Is as good and true an Infidel as we have in the world but he has been bullIdozed by the Christians until he Is skeered of them and ho is afraid to talk out In mcetin and say what he la Freethinker Rationalist Liberal and all that kind of talk will do fonwhalfbreeds and halfbakers lutthe Simon pure article wants to be called an Infidel Bro Groh has bit off more than ho can chaw TEXAS FRUIT LANDS Produce Early Crops W Fancy Prices In Texas they begin hChiKrlng lea in April tomatoes In teeth sin June bringing The growing season is much longer than In the Northa chance to make two or three crops reducing the pense of getting through the win IterI and truck land along the CotFto Belt Route are very cheap as ye 10 to 15 an acre unimproved When put to orchard or truck they can be made to yield 100 to 200 per acre and more Besides it is an ideal climateno long cold winters Write for booklet on fruit and truck growing E W La BEAUME G P and T A Cotton Belt Route St Louis Mo A Good RouteII to Try It traverses a territory rich in undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for agriculture horticulture stock rais lag mining and manufacturing And last but not least It is The Scenic Routed for TouristsIThe Frisco System now ofierqjp traveling public excellent service and fast time Between St Louis and Kansas City and points in Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and tne Southwes1IBetween Kansas In Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and Mem phis and points in Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the West and Southwest Full information as to route and rates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of the Company or to Passenger Traffic Department Commercial Building Saint L1uI- sWANTEDSalesmen local and pa oral reaching the pump and well supply trade on recently patented well specialties of great ineriL Rule ft 110M Go tins Wbt From Columbus Ohio Sunday Dis patch SENSATIONAL BOPE CASE TO OPEN IN ZANESVILLE Rich and Rare Testimony to be In troduced Famous Olbbs Card Will Be In Evidence Zanesvllle Ohio Jan 14th Friday January 20th will mark tho beginning In this city of the famous libel suit of Rov Frank W Dope vs W A GIbbs From tUfl distance It appears that this will be the most sensational trial over held In southestern Ohio The plaintiff in this case is the rector of St James Episcopal church tho most fashionable church In Zancsvllle It numbers among its communicants the wealthiest and most aristocratic families in the city the Oranges the Pinksfscores of other families who have been IdentlI fled with the history of this city for generationsHas High Position 1fRev Mr B6pe has himself held a JiiSpoglti6n among the clergy of this t e Hcame here five years ago from Cincinnati where he had been an assistant rector In one of the lead r ing churches In his youth ho was employed in a reportorial capacity on the Commercial Tribune Ho had not been in Zanesvillo long until his ac c ttvity his aggressiveness and his in tellectuality began to show In tho rap i t growth of his church and within a few months St James reached a de agree of strength theretofore unknown to above Is the beginning of the ong account of Bope The account oes on to explain that many people 1iWereso outraged by the conduct of pope that they threatened to run out of town or ride him on a rail Ono of his leading churchmen W A Gibbs denounced Dope In a news paper card Bope brought suit for 10000 A part of the account Is as follows The character of the defense was utllned a short time since when Mr led an answer In which he 4stification In this answer ho a eft Rev Dopes character al leging that he had made Improper ad nces to servant girls and frequent cd houses of Ill fame had written love letters to women other than his wife and had met by appointment a certain 1 Baltimore young woman at a hotel at I Harpers Ferry t U1 over the country preachers and priests are being charged with rasca- loftliiakind = 1no charges are either true or not ue If they are true it shows that the clergy are a very depravd and moralizing class of people If they are not true it shows a gen eral prejudice of the people agalns preachersA majority of the people of fewTSojintry are Christians and would not probably suspect their preachers without reason No other class of men Is subject to such suspicion This immorality of preachers among women Is greatest in the most fashionable church cir clesI have repeatedly bantered the cler gy of Lexington to challenge mo to tell what I know about Immorality of this kind among them As a matter of fact I do not know much in that line but I know enough to make It Interesting for them and they seem to think it is a good thing to let alone It might develop some things that I do not now know and none of them knows Just what It is I am onto A CHRISTIAN SENDS ME A NEWSPAPER CLIP TO ANSWER jPING I hove received a part of a page of the Milwaukee Free Press having on it a On the margin of the paper Is written tho following From a Christian man Answer the marked piece Rev In this paper and I will see that Mr L H Keller gets the paper- I have been getting the paper from ono subscribers offarked piece is headed The Rev H Keller Pilgrim Congress tonal Church and he is one of seven preachers who are writing on the subject of Revivals in that town The first twothirds of the piece is a lot olj grandiloquent wlndjammlng that dorift amount to a hill of beans and the last onethird of it Is as fol lowsWhen the church is neglected the home dloq at the top There should be in every home a profoundly religious spirit and by all means this shouldI find expression in some simple religious exercise The child that goes forth from a prayerless home begins life in a sad state of spiritual poverty The man who rush es to his business from a home In which there has been no recognition of God will come short of certaini fineness that Is the best part of man hoodRanks of the pauper and the criminal are being recruited from the homes that have no Bible no church no God while from the truly Christ- Ian fireside go forth the suncrowned princely men and the queenly women whose thoughts and deeds are the hope of the world Even that last part of it is only wlndjammlng but I will comment upon It for the sake of the Christian man who wants me to do so If I can get Christian men to read- Ing this paper It wont be long before they will quit borrowing the Blado from a subscriber and will send on their own dollar for their own Blades This Christian man can see at a glance that he cant understand what Keller is talking like he can derstand what I am talking and the difference is that Keller does not himself understand what ho Is talking about while I do understand what I am talking about just as plainly as If I were talking ofcnut hogs and corn I being a farmer For instance the expression the home dies at the top does not mean any more than the top dies at the did not know what he was trying to say and the average ChrIs- tian fool thinks Keller must have been saying something smart because tetho foolcould not understand It The profoundly religious spirit to be In every homo in Kellers judgment because Keller makes his money out of people of profoundly religious havelatome away Atlantic ocean I never heard of his any spiritual wealth and suppose he Is In the most abject spiritual poverty but his letters dont seem lIcate that he Is losing any sleep about have been in New York City and saw those fellows rushing to business they didnt look like they had blowed In any great amount of time on pray ingParson Keller says that that kind come short of a certain fineness They certainly didnt seem to bo short on any kind of fineness They had fine clothes and fine business houses and fine offices and everything in sight was as fine as a fiddle If there was any fineness that they didnt have it was probably some brand of it that they did not want About paupers trndcrlmlnalscom Ing from homes that have no Bibles and no church and no God tho Parson Is part right and part wrong A good many paupers may have come from houses of that kind but It Is no crime to be a pauper jesus Christ was a tramp and he and his whole gangthirteen in allI suppose could not have put up 100 except some time when fishing had been tra good If you want money theres no doubt that being pious Is a good graft because there are more fools than smart people and nearly all the fools are Christians Nobody ever heard of any criminal or pauper going out of my family or out of tho family qf any Infidel editor In the world and yet the papers tinually have accounts of tho villanles of Christian man was hung at Lexington a few days since we had his picture taken with a Bible in his hand and a cob pipe In his mouth and went to heaven praying and say- Ing he was going straight to heaven Mrs Chadwlck and Mrs Elliott are two queenly women of the Christian brand and I guess two bigger rascals were never born Bishop Talbott Episcopalian of Pennsylvania and Bishop Potter of Subway Saloon fame and all these preachers who murdered their and children and run off wivesI prima donna of the church are- all suncrowned princely men of the Christian stripe Show this to Keller and get him to answer it for the Blade if you can I will treat him fairly and answer him civilly and if I dont do It it will be my loss Duo ho wont do Itwont dare do la But he wont do Itwont dare do It GOD AND APPENDICITIS I heard of a pious young man who was going to be operated upon for appendicitis and he said Send for a preacher I want to be opened with family and I have been solici tous about a neighbor young man who had that disease and have done a lit tle very littleto help him I suppose It resulted from over eating at this Infernal Christian debauch called Christmas at which they celebrate each year the birthday of their God When It became evident that beyoung man not God would die if not r upon ho was taken to Lex- Ington was operated upon and now 1 seems In a fair way tj recover- have always noticed that all of those that were operated upon re covered except those that died All physicians now say that a man is better off without an appendix and many of them say that oven healthy men ought to have the durned thing cut out The question then to me is what in the devil did God put it there for and how can people who have any common- senSe make the argument that there must be a God because they say everything Is so wonderfully arranged for the happiness of man Certainly the two brands of doctors pills and divinitynrn at loger doctors of divinity are wrong and their patient Is going to die Salt I make this admlsalo elng myself a doctor of divinity Now I am going to diagnose appen dicitis Our ancestors were monkeys At first monkeys walked on nil fours and lived on the ground Then they got to living In trees to keep other animals from getting them- I have seen In the Orient trees that seemed to be made for people to live in and the people do live in them and the babies dont fall out any more than our babies fall out of our secondstory windows When Mr Monk same name we have yet for Catholic priests and any preacher Is Just a monkey walking around on his hind legsgot up Into a tree he didnt walk on all fours but stood up on his hind legs and held to the limb above him with his fore legs having nearly all the weight on them they got to be bigger and stronger than his fore legs and so a mans leg Is Mf cr than his armwomans too When Mr Monk who lived up in the tree had to get down on the ground to go to the spring to get some water for the babies in a cocoanut shell ho couldnt walk on allfours on the ground as well as he could in the tree and he had got himself Into a shape where he could walk easiest In a position half way between a biped and a quadruped so that Mr Monk by nat ural selection had arms very much longer than a man now has and Mr Monk walked almost straight up but with his long arms could help himself by putting his hands on the ground And so all the anthopld apes ere our greatgreatgreatgreatgreat greatgreatgrandfathers and grandmothers had very long arms as we see some of them today and they tall on two legs or fourL one as as the other The gorilla walkes on his hind legs altogether but a gorilla uses a walk- Ing cane like an old man or a dude The old man Is too weak In his body to walk without a cane and the dude and Tommy Atkins are too weak In their haa to walk without canes When Mr Monk ate all of his food raw and ate a great many nuts his Jaws lad to be very strong and therefore the Jaws of the anthropld apes are very strong Pad Jaws grew smaller as the original Mr Monk de rated into the Catholic Monk and lived on liquor and wlndjammlng When Mr Monk walked on allfours he had his appendix with him and the thing In a horizontal position worked all hunkeydory but when he got to walking straight up the durned thing would not work and that the reason they have to cut It out now- I think Sisters Eliza Mowry Bllvens and Susan Wixon ought to put this In their Sunday School lessons WILKINSONS I have Just received January 20 a copy of Wilkinsons Gospel Search lightI tell whether it is a weekly monthly quarterly or yearly nothing about it says It says it started March 22 1904 and yet the copy I got dated January IB is Vol No1 It has a long article that is signed by Zachary himself Rev Zachary- I knew the Campbelllte preachers were taking on the Rev and Dr and even the Rev Dr pretty fast but I think Zack Is the first ono of his graft that I have ever seen who put Rev before his own name as his own signature The whole of the Gospel Searchlight has about as much in it as ono page of the Blade and yet It has six editors and seven helpers enough to run the New York Dally World and it takes all that gang a month or three months to get up the paper It has clear along the top of the first page pictures of Its principal three editors one of whom is Ulysses Grant Wilkinson the fellow I debated with Grants picture Is one of the ugliest I ever saw of any man put into a newspaper by his own will It Is much uglier than the average picture of criminals that are put Into newspapers In connection with counts of their hangings t Hlsj Initials U G seem to stand for UglY Wi kinson is U G and also N G He has on no cravat which is better than the white cravat of the ordinary skybuster but it looks for all the his neck is just ready for worldlike as we see in the picture of m pwho are to be hung Wilkinson Is not a real rave ishln J style of beauty to do the man Justice I wish he would put some bet ter looking pictures there for he Is not as ugly a scrub as that picture represents him to be and I hate to rfly body think I would debate with p s ugly a man as that picture beIIt I did use to be a reacher Its the ugliest picture a man I ever snwas ugly If 10f t as Zacharys that ho used to have n his Quarterly I in another place that it is is sued two weeks SlG I have a word to say about me slighted Ids not give any account of Zach arys episode with the Baptist cook roma i a few weeks ago DOG FENNEL stI1In Creating an Interest In Scot- landI And Finds a Bold Champion In the Arbroath Scotland Guide In the Arbroath Scotland GUlde1 of December 31 appears the following BOOKS FOR THE LIBRARY the Editor of the Guide Slr7Kindlv allow me space to dls abuse tho minds of your numerous readers of the impression they would naturally form after reading the port bf a discussion In the Library Committee in your last issue on the book I presented pro James Mitchell Nebraska U S A namely Dog Fennel in the Orient Readers would naturilly think that I had lent my aid to thq circulation of meretricious mat- tel whereas had those intelligent lay menbeen guided by a close study of the work of Charles C Moore steadSot the parts carefully marked out and annonated I believe a dif ferent Idea would have been formed and a more careful expression of opin ion In public would have been made It is carcely conceivable that a book of 344 pages could have been read by any 4orklng or business man In the space of twentyfour hours and it is sUblt ely ridiculous that even if they did that theyvrould pose as com petenor rcvlewernAlffi u dork j wo have the voluntary statement of Dr Lilley that neither Mr Scott nor himself sought to Influence the mind of the Committee Evidently the talent of the Books Committee are great and If I am creditably Informed some of them condemned the book without regarding itmerely by the touch and smellI think they unconsciously hy percrltlcs 7 f literature should devote themselves moro to the task even should it extend to their conveners Information or the public I wish to state what kind of a book Dog Fennel In the Orient is It is a book of travels in the East undertaker by the author at the request of his many admirers He deals very minutely with the sights and Incidents during his sOjourn and gives as a freethinker a faithful impression of the Holy Land His search for truth around this quarter of the world makes his records rather unique lit erary reading In so far that the places and antiquities relative to the story of Christas told by him differ very much to the orthodox Christian des cription His description of the con dition and the poorer class of life in Jerusalem reallstls and his suggestion the Plains of of a new Jerusalem on Sharon eminently practical The book sparkles with humor racy and bracing and quite rivals that of Mark Twains Innocents Abroad Needless to say religious organizations are severely handled butand this may have weighed very much against the book all denominations and kinds of igions are treated alike There is a grim earnestness to arrive at truth The details of places of Interest are surprising and furnish evidence of keen scrutiny and comprehension No where does the author allow anything of a blase description to appear Any either can read man or woman throughout without blushing The present ago are of an inquiring turn of mind and never before has the religious question been so much questioned There may be those who tho Li as ratepayers and sustaining brary should like to read evidence such as Is contained In the work I do with Its tents not say all may agree but I put forward the just claim that both sides of a question should be itdilated so it truth however un WillireignI consider free libraryI am etc JOHN ADDISON if rIMINIIr08DIIMiIIMRII rff UIIuI r PRICE LIST rr MENS NEW MODEL 16 SIZE E WATCHESrHAMPDEN No 104 23 Jewels 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where and which r rI you cannot price Intelligently and buy everywhere Also of diework I stamped engraved casesthey are a fraud Those listed above r are known to bo the best watches made andIf watch is new and r perfectyou are safe to buy them where price is lowest I pay freight I LADIES GOLD WATCHES rLarge size Elgin Waltham or Hampden 20year gold filled latest style artistic handchased 7 jewels 10 15 jewels 1250 16 r- i Jewels adj 17 Small o size 7 Jewels 1150 15 jewels 15 16a I jewels adj 18 Riverside extra fine 26 In 25year 1rI more In 14k solid gold case 10 to 50 more Latter with diamondsr all in plush box prepaid with guarantee a- CHAINS rLong Guards latest style soldered links opals or other sets inrslides rolled plated 150 and Best Filled Gold 250 and r- fExtra heavy Solid Gold 10 10 and 25 Goats Chains same variety Orders filled from any catalogue at same price or less Cash refunded at optionIDIAMONDS PEARLS OPALS ETC I am an expert in this line and will save you 20 per cent if your will order of me Send for price list of Jewelry Freethought Badges Rings Sliver and Plated Ware Optical Goods and My Tract Theism In the Cruci ble free L OTTO WETTSTEINJ110 KENSINGTON I I I I I I 1IIm Accompanying the copy of the Guide I got from Mr Mitchell the following ntf I think my friend Addison cuts- 1Mr but I wish you to express your self without reserve J M The letter of Mr Addison to thej Guido is certainly a defense of my book for which he has my thanks and between him and the Book Committee of that public library the matter has been so managed by the kindness of Mr Addison and the unkindness of the Committee as to make a big ad vertisement for Dog Fennel In Scot and make a much larger sale and reading for the book than If the mittee had kindly and quietly accepted itrMore and more the people are get ting so that they do not want to be dictated to as to what they must read or hear or think or say especially on the subject of religion grid whenever a preacher says of a certain book that It ought not to be read it makes the better class of people want read it GOT A RIGHT TO KICK Dr Ingram the bishop of London publicly declares that he cannot live on the salary of 50000 paid him by the government and he proves his claim by Itemized statements such as G000 for repairing his two palaces and 4500 for maintaining his horses end 8000 for household expenses though the bishop Is a bachelor The Archbishop of Canterbury gets 76000 a year more than twice as much as I ever got a year for preach- Ing or editing the Blade Ingram is right Christians ought to support their clergy A preacher ought not to be liable to have his aces rot down over his head and have his horses starving to death just for lars the want of a few paltry thousand dol Chaplain Samuel Bettes of Parkers burg W Va who commands a gospel yacht did not sail for Panama on the early day In January ho Intended do- Ing so On the contrary his yacht was tied up by the sheriff on complaint of Miss Melissla A Holt of Falrmount who brings a paternity charge against the Rev Bectes and the master of the essel and chaplain to Panama is in the RIchey county Jail Miss Holt traveled with Beetes a child resulting and on learning that he had a wife the young woman levied on the pel yacht Bettes Is called the boy preacher Ho had been accustom ed to draw crowds by exhibiting his skill with the lariat and It was doubt fay could throw the TUlL and savy Mexlcano that President Roosevelt appointed him chaplain to PanamaTruth Seeker NEIGHBOR COMPLIMENTS BEHIND THE BARS 31498 One of my farmer neighbors Mr Charles Harp has just met me and said I am reading your book Behind the Bars I would think it a beautiful novel if I did not know It was trueThis Is not merely complimentary to the style of the book but Is of val ue as a testimonial of its truth BOIL IT DOWN A correspondent of The Truth Seek er says Again too many articles are crowded Into The Truth Seeker that are entirely foreign to the mis sion for which it was established as I understand it There are political pa pens for the discussion of political questions Send your little political effusions to these and dont annoy the editor of The Truth Seeker with themrThen again brothers when you are on a theological theme dont spin it too long Boll it down razee It 1+ b4 +HF4 ++ +11111111 SAINT LOUIS TO THE ENTIRE i SOUTH AND WEST SERVICE AND EQUIPMENT KEEPING WITH MODERN IDEAS AND EXECUTION POINTS IN MISSOURI KANSAS ARKANSAS TEXAS INDIAN TERRITORY i OKLAHOMA For descriptive matter through schedules and other needed par ticalnrs hddresi H McGUIRE DisvuGT J8 TCINCINNATI OHIO J r I THE GOLDEN DISK KNOCKS THE CROSS SILLY The Yellow Peril Is Glttln Mighty Close to us The Czar of all the Russia prayed a mighty prayer through the Greek church to God for power to retain Port Arthur by the heroics of Gen Stoessel and a few more Christian Czar of Russia also spent good money with the Metropolitans of the various sees throughout Russia for their prayerful intercession on the same subject The machinery of the Greek church was worked overtime in an effort do the graceful thing by the liberal Czar but a holy cog slipped and the Japs got Port Arthur The Czars failure to connect with good fortune has had another set back but he is too good a Greek Catholic to let on He must keep on toeing the mark He must show to God and gels that he Is a dead game sport on the prayer racket He is not the only damphool of his kind at large The woods are full of Greek church owes an explanation to Czar Nicholas and the tax were told that Port Arthur was impregnable and provisioned for three years Then the Holy Hocus Pocus was to do Its part Russian might and Gods omnipotence combined and fortified with all the best Western military skill could not raise nor bluff That was the theory The fact was Russia was competent and God let go his end of the thing too soon and the sun flag of Japan is flying on Port Arthurs nacles The God apologizes say God to 2 is punishing Russia for her sins but f the Japs are doing that Gods people according to his in spired historians could not go up agin chariots of iron Eleven thousand hearty Russians were killed in Port Arthur in six months All the Russian soldiers there were shot on an average of three times r Japan is a good nation to let She shows a grim earnestness this thing of war business that knock- all the Christian poetry out of war There will be no Russian hymns 1composed about Port Arthur but it t is good material for dirges V The Lock Step Hallelujah was ed as the garrison marched to th prisons of Japan Japans shooting was too rapid fo Russias praying Japan counted o rbulJets and sheHs and swdoaand dynamite and postponed their prayers until after the war when they will have more time to pray A prayerless battle has been won on land and sea by the heathen Japs over a Christian nationIChristians are claiming that all the admirals and generals in Japans t rr vice are Christians but they admi- that the fellows that sighted the guns were Shintos andBuddhIstsr The cross of Christ that floated over Port Arthur Is supplanted by the SunI flag of Japan The Crescent used to put the Cross thors du combat at times but the GoldI en Disk knocks the cross silly Japan is master of the East and Western na tions had better mind how they kick the doors of China open kYr Japan will likely extend a protector ate over China and Korea that will be the real thing Japanese officers will drill Chinese troops until there will be a yellow per il too thick to stir with a barn shovel Christianity In Its greed for souls r has stored up more hell than it w1l1I be able to stand forIMissionary business In the East willI come to an end and the recoil w1l1I kill the nicest thing in the westIChristianity like Humpty Dumpty has had a great fall It has monkey ed with a buzzsaw It got too gayJ Protestants are beginning to howl about Catholics being put to sleep byI heathendom All that Protestantism wants to do is to gird up Its loins and fight against the Japs What has become of the crusading IJspirit that wanted a sight of the it hurl itself upon Japan in the name of Jehovah and Christ Times have changedJOHN T CLARKE WILKINSONMOORE BATE AT RYAN a As the editor of the Comache News has been kind enough to agree to pub J llsh an account of the debate between myself and Chas C Moore the Infl del editor of the Blue Grass Blade of Lexington Ky I avail myself of his kindness as he has many readers who are friends of mine who I desire to know Just how Moore has acted with me Previous to the discussion he wrote bo volume after volume about me In his paper he published everything he a could rake up concerning me good he bad or indifferent for several months j He would not send his paper to me though I understand that ho still has r d4i a r considerable to say about mo and leaves the impression all the time that he is sending it to me and that he will publish anything I send him However friends have occasslonally handed me copies of his paper which has enabled me to some extent to know what he is blowed about what a debater he was and how he would convert me his way and thatjf he did not do he o would turn his paper Into a Chri flan paper and teach the Christian reli glen the rest of his life Well the do bate came on at Ryan I T on the first of October and as everyone In this country knows he could not mas ter a corporals guard as arguments tofor his position It was a regular Waterloo for him and for Infidelity From the first day of the debate to the close the Infidels got worse and worse until they would stand for It no longer and threw up the sponge As Moore could not hold his own in oral discussion he boasted that he was not a speaker but writer He returned home and pub llshed in the Blade quite a voluminous account of the debate which was very unfair in nearly all Its statements He would represent me as being the sou of fairness and gentlcmanllncss an then turn and make representations concerning me that would make me out an unfair snob and everything else mean In the beginning of his report he stated that he would publish anything- I wished to write about the debate however derogatory It might be to his own personal character Thinking I would avail myself of this opportunity and as ho was a writer and not a speaker so he said thinking I would have the debate with him in writing I sent him a brief article as an open Ing for a discussion as I thought in writing I was requested to do so by some of his people who were friends of mine In fact for some years I have been requested to engage In written discussion with him through his paper but I always refused for the reason that I did not believe he would give me a fair show which late events have proved I was correct My first arti cle that I sent him I never heard from for a long time until I was shown- a copy of the paper which I was only minutess In which he mentioned having receiv de the article but declining to pub lish it as it did not meet with his ap proval in some way This as you see after he had promised to publish what articleesent a feeling neverrrenbydpostmaster Ky Thus it is that the champion of In fidelity of the world which according to his own claims is Chas C Moore and I think most infidels admit the same or at least did until this discus sion has seen fit to cover his inglor ious defeat Having been made the fortmore not columns but whole pages of his paper devoted to me Having had everything good and bad said about me by friend or foe printed In his paper with a coloring of his own per haps as much to my discredit as the nature of the case would warrant I was refused the poor privilege of one or two columns space in which to have a little say on infidelity How weak is thy cause when It must be up held only by such methods The postman r at Ryan Informed me that since the discussion the 15 or 20 copies of his paper that were coming there were not taken from his office Others have told me that when their subscription expired they would renew Of course I suppose under these circumstances he has the right be disgruntled but his defeat is not fault but his own for he should not hold to the untenable doctrines of infidelity if he cannot sustain them my greatest desire is that those have seen his utter defeat will by it and forsake the unsupport able doctrine of infidelity which they have been contending for in their de luded ways and will accept of the truth of the Bible which is wisdom and righteousness strong as the rock of altosI make no pretensions to any sup erloty Only an humble servant of the Lord armed with his truth and fighting his battles He ever doubly arms the right and makes victorious his servants over his enemies though Gollahs should defy to mortal comtl bat the armies of the living God and there be none found with sufficient faith and courage to fight for the Lord except the stripling David His challenge to me to come to Lex- Ington and debate with him again is only another dodge of his since hek knows that I cannot spend fifty dollars in such a wild goose chase when to there would be no profit in it If hetl wanted any more debate why would not debate it through the paper since he claims to be a writer and not speaker Of course in the discussion acted fair but I was there to see that ho did so and ho could not help himself But In his paper he can say and do what he pleases and shut me k w L out not giving me the opportunity to set myself right I will however set myself right with his people In this country and if I cause them all to quit him as I have caused many will have accomplished something for the truth for which I will be amply re paid Hoping that all will honestly in vestigate the truth as It is in the Word of God and accept the sameU- s G WILKINSON The above came to me with nothing else on January 10 I want to be Just as fair with him in answering him here as I was with him at Ryan It is not worth while to abuse the man and say he is a liar but I do say that I had picked him out as the only preacher I knew of that seemed to an honest man and that in all of my life I have never been worse fooled and I never Intend again to believe any priest or preacher to be even proximately an honest or a truthful man They are as a class the biggest liars on earth and next to them as liars lawyers and this Campbelllto Wll 111are is a preacher and a lawyer too and is therefore the greatest aggre gatlon of liar and lies that can be got ten into any one human body Think you thousands of people who have been reading the Blade of what an unblushing liar and ass a man must be who will say to a little back wood paper that cannot know any better that I have written volume ter volume about him raking up everything good bad or indifferent for several months that I could find about him When all who have read what said about him remember that I have never said an unkind word about him know anything bad about him but heard many people who were Infidels no others that I know of speaking kindly about him and never printed word of any thing else about him cept facts that occurred that everybody saw and that he will not deny in our debate I will repeat here the worst thing that I remember ever to have printed against Wilkinson It was in sub stance as follows Wlnklnson was trying to prove that profane history recognized the story about Jesus Christ as it is given 1Is the New Testament In doing this h read the famous passage from Jos he was through I plckJd u the same copy of Josephus and mad It perfectly plain that the passt go is pSfsagethatof Josephus by some lying Christie to make it appear that Josephus taco g nized the divinity of Jesus Christ When I had finished my argument Wilkinson said that he knew when he introduced the passage that It was spurious and Wilkinson added that Alexander Campbell had said it was Is a Campbellite preacher and of course Alexander Campbell Is the highest authority to him in theI was on Wilkinsons part u perfectly plain admission that he intended to commit a very gross fraud in his argument and would have done so I had not prevented him He cannot get the name of any sponsible citizen in Ryan to say that this did not occur and I can and will if challenged get the names of var ious persons to say that they heard the discussion and that that occurred Just as I say I did not then say that Wilkinson lied but I do now say that he labored to palm off on the audience as an ar gument for his religion that which he subsequently claimed to know was a fraud and that Alexander Campbell has said was a fraud- I do now say that in that matter Wilkinson knowingly and proposely and for the purpose of deception about his religion tried to palm off upon us all that which he knew to be a He and that Wilkinson is therefore con structively a liar and if Wilkinson knows the commonest principles of common law he knows that fn the eye of the law he is a liar As to the exchange of the papers these are the facts I do not direct Mr Hughes my publisher to change with any paper He has ex elusive control of tho circulation and- I have no right to tell him to send Blade to any body He though generally does what I IIsupposed It I have never so rar as i can now re call known his address and do not it as I write this and I suppose Mr Hughes has either sent the Blade the wrong address or not knowing address has not sent it at all I know that he has always been courteous and generous with changes and I have in the last few days learned for the first time in years how many exchanges the Blade of had As well as I can recall I have since our debate seen three copies of Wit 1 1J4 11if i 1 t klnsons paper the name of which I remember is the Searchlight with something else on Itthe word Gos pel I think and I recall that only- I because we have an Infidel paper in Texas named the Searchlight As to whether the editor or some other party sent me these papers I do not know both because it was a matter of no special Interest to me as I do not now remember that they said anything about me or the debate and also because I am getting old and may not remember unimportant cur rent events very well I got one piece from some paper in that country written by some party unknown to me and ridiculing me and praising Wilkinson and I printed it in full in the Blade and in a comment I remarked that there were several other accounts in the same paper where Wilkinson and others of his sect had debated with other sects and in all cases Wilkinson was reported to have defeated them Just as he was said to have most effectually to have squelched me My recollection Is that the writer said he was not present at the debate So far from my blowing about what a debater I was I said that I had never oven heard a debate In my whole life and that I was famous among infidels for being the worst speaker in all of infidel propagandlsm except Eugene McDonald and Relchwald Wilkinsons statement that I satd I would turn my paper and teach Chris tianity the rest of my life if I did not convert him is a lie and he will not data to print from my paper giving the date any such language that I used in any paper in the world and send me a copy of it I believed Mr Wilkinson was an honest man and I said that I believed- t he and his wife would some day both be infidels I do not know about her but her husband is too big a liar ever to be an Infidel is my opinion- a As to how Infidels in that country regarded me I have simply to refer to the exceedingly complimentary let tera that have come from them that I had printed In the Blade before I got this printed article from him Wilkin son is again lying in his statement about how I was received there I here state that he cannot find any man or woman who was at that debate and who will say that he or she aft infidel and will say that which beocountryeWilkinsons own paper Included thatewild and woolly west were honest because they are ignorant But WIlI 3clnson ila Just as big a blustering Ijf ing bra gadoclo as any preacher or priest in Lexington Ithought I had been among preach ers until they could not fool me but Wilkinson surely did In making mo believe that he was a big honest good hearted truthful man when the expla nation Is that as a liar he simply pull ed my long wool over my eyes by making me believe him truthful while he is If possible as big a liar as his chum Zachary who has lately been out there preaching Zachary Just having come out of a civil prosecution in Kentucky for Indecent proposals to a Baptist white woman cook the particulars of which I have at at Zach arys own request printed in the Blade over Zacharys name Regarding the articles Wilkiaso- sent me the following are the facts He sent me quite a long article as an introduction to what he anticipated would be a long debate with me in the article that he sent me did no oven pretend to be an argument about religion but was a very long state ment to the effect that he intended to have a debate with me in the Blade I therefore saw no use in prlntln- what he sent and simply made a con densation of what he said he Intended to do and printed it in the Blade As to the alleged Refused piece the following is true- I of never heard in any way or even suspected that Wilkinson had written me a second piece until I saw in the above article the statement of Wilkinson about it is I asked Mr Hughes over the telephone about it and got the following explanationMr gets In Lexington all of the mall that comes to me attends to the business in it and then sends it to meAt the postoffice a large letter was handed Mr Hughes nhicu he did not even touch It did not have enough postage on by several cents The postofflco clerk said to Hughes Is that worth teu cents to you Hughes recognized that it was from Wilkinson and said No Wilkinson was then notified that the letter was declined because it did not have the postage paid on It and Wilkinson never sent the postage and for his damned old package was sent back to him and I never even heard it until this day January 10 1905 and I have not even now as I write any Idea as to when his stuff was sent me FJa I ILLINOIS RAILROAD CENTRAL EXCURSION TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT REDUCED RATES TO NEW ORLEANS LA HAVANA CUBA HOT SPRINGS ARK CITY OF MEXICO CALIFORNIA AND MANY OTHER POiNTS WITH LIBERAL STOP OVERS AND TURN LIMITS Only line running through personally conducted sleepers Loulivllle to Texas Arizona and California Reduced oneway Colonist and home seekers excursion rites to pelntsjSouth and West first and third Tuesdays In each month IiII FARMING IN THE SOUTH CompaaTissuingstock raising dairying etc In the States of Kentucky West 1niiel Mississippi and Louisiana Every Farmer or Homeseeker who will or ward his name and address to the undersigned will be mailed tree Circu lars Nos to 11 inclusive and others as they are published from month to on or address nearest railroad Agent or addressY 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 get aboard at the Instant of starting than to contend with the element of momentum later Let us give you the details of this new countrys rapid growth and your chance to grow up with it Illustrated literature free ROCK Island System e GEO LEE G P A Little Rock Ark H h McGUIRE D P A Clnclnatl Ohio JOHN SEBASTIAN Pass Traf Mgr Chicago III i n At the same time there came a package from Zachary that was short of declined it also Zachary was notified and sent the proper po tage and I printed as I now under stand It his communication in full In the Blade In thjs it is evident again that Wilkinson Is practicing a deception upon the paper to which he has Of course I cannot prove that I did not say or Intimate that I was the champion of infidelity of the me to sly such a thing Just af ter Hacckel had Issued his Riddle of the Universe would be to write my Wilkinsonknew he was lying when he said I had devoted whole pages of my paper to him shows that he is simply a lyln fool who wants to make tho Ignorant people of his country believe that ho ththighest Infidel authority in the world There never was any whole page of the Blade devoted to any discussion of Wilkinson and he know he was ly t agtempt to prove It As to e at Ryan saying what ho says they do about my paper I do not believe that he can get any subscriber to my paper at that place to say anything any kind that is disparaging to me and the letters printed in the Blade indicate that they would not do so Wilkinsons style In the above piece exactly the style that he used in debating with memere bragging on himself Ho represents himself as a stripling who nhe is a tremendous great big fellow The only thing that saves Ulysses Grant Wilkinson from being a common liar is the fact that ho is an common liar oven when wo remember that ho is a preacher and lawyer too the biggest combination of liars in the world and the only two profes sions that Jesus Christ ever cussed out REV EXCONVICT BEATS TH GERAT ENGLISH SKYBUSTER At Louisville Ky they have for months been making arrangements a big religious revival It ha been puffed and advertised in the Courier Jouroal for a long time Twenty preachers from all ove America and some from Europe were engaged to preach and pretty women opera singers galore had been hired rt jhr RATES SOUTHWEST f ICUT ALMOST IN TWO Dec 620 1904Jan 3 It 1905 I H to Jam wind as running mates for big organs I have Just read the proceedings ol the first big night of the performance fromsHlngland Imported free of duty for the occasion hold forth There was one convert I dont know who It was but will tfj Blade for a year against l00lhati nwas some silly young school girl or some woman laying her snares to turn one of those pure preaches from the path of purity On the same night In the same city w the Rev William Ailstock preached his maiden Xfbartenderntried under the charge of murder I suppose Rev Billy had descended tfrom a line of bartenders that could gnot spell ale the drink and that All r stock alluded to the stockof ale tliat15 they kept on hand Rev Ailstock converted four thei first crack out of the box Yet the Courier Journals gang sends J to England for preachers when home talent beats It four to one fPORT ARTHUR TAKENtiBY THE JAPS We are glad that the brave people Yi Who stand for all progress have been victorious over the Russians who are fback numbers in government rellglon and the way they treat their women The cqurage of the little abs temfous temperate Japs is only equalled by their magnanimity as evinced In their i permitting their conquered foes to evacuate the Port with all the honors of war Fairfax SC Enterprise WINTER IN COLORADO rYour own physclan will tell you that the dry mountain air of Colorado M am elixir of life stands pre emiaent Al ways rigorous and stimulating Uw crUt 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