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Or Ti Il BLUE GRASS BLADEr EDITED BI A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANOA VOLUME XIV NUMBER 5LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY APRILS E M 305 100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW ubsorlbera 60 coats each 250 for five Terml100 per year In advance j foreign subscription 150 Five New subscribers sent one year for 250 Make all Money Order Drafts and Express Orders payable to the- N Blue Orsa Blade Lexington Ky X When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old as well as the see address v When you send your subscription say whether you area new or dds subscriber Officei of publication 115 W Snort Bt- gt Ck7 Entered at the post office at Lexlag ton Matter U Second Olasa Mail Address all communications to l BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 893 Lexington Kentucky Fnyette Telephone 619 Cunberland Telephone 307 i3 WESTERN WASHINGTON with Ha vast bodies of timber affords j cample opportunity for the establlsh mont of lumber and shingle mills The soil when cleared Is exceedingly productive and fruit grain and vege 1 tables grow In great abundance These find a ready market In the lumber camps tEe larger cities and tho Alas ka trade Government timber land i can still be secured while cutover lands suitable for dairying and truck gardening can be purchased at rea J sonable prices along the Northern Pacific Railway between Seattle and tr maps and full Information re garding this and other regions along the Northern Paclfis Railway ask for Series H 123 J Write to I C W MOTT Gen Emigration Agt Northern Pacific Ry St Paul Minn BLUE GRASS TRACTION CO Cars leave Lexington foY Paris I to a m exevery hour from 6 a m r cept 11 a m 1 and 8 p m Leaves Paris for Lexington every hour from 7 a m to 10 p m except 12 noon and 9 p m Leaves Lexington for Georgetown every hour from 7 a m to 11 p m except 11 a m and 10 p m Leave Georgetown for Lexington every hour 1 from a m to 10 p m except 10 a m 12 noon 7 and 9 p m i Car 14 carrying freight express fofr + town at 10 a m Leaves Lexington for Paris at 1135 a m Leaves Paris at 145 p m Freight rates also special rates for excursions for supper and theater parties and for school buslnesn and family tickets can be had on applica tion at the companys office 404 West Main street Lexington Ky E T 4Phone 610 Home Phone 1274 Y ALEXANDER President Send us a club of five subscrib ers for the Blade at 50 cents each We want to increase the circula s itipn of this paper several thous and copies this sprint Do your part ia r ert a13r RANGEhsni AS AN EXPONENT OF WHAT IN FIDELS WOULD DO IF THEYI WERE NPOWERI An Intelligent Infidel woman said to me that It Infidels were in power In rthls country tho would persecute and abuse their poorer just as Christians have done All of us are oven nowI far below the high pretensions of our philosophy4 tarwould all probably be worse than we are now It there wb nobody to restrain us but In the history of France we have a plain demonstration that a country absolutely in control of Infidels is far better than one under the Influence of Chris tianity Fran Is today so absolutely under Infidel control that the Infi dels of that country can dictate any terms they may desire to the Chris tians and yet Franco Is today the happiest country it what is common ly called Christendom The business prosperity of France is phenomenally fine Only a few years ago at Sedan France capitulated to Prussia on terms of paying an mense war indemnity and ceding Alsace and LoraIne parts of her valu able territory and yet France has not only leenable to pay the indemnity but has loned to Russia 2500000000 and is abundantly able to lend stillI more if she regarded it as good finan cial policy and in the interest of peace to do On the other hand Christian En gland never has paid and in centuries probably never will pay the debt she contracted to conduct the Revolution ary war against the United States and the Christian United States never has paid and In centuries probably never wUUnay the debt she contracted W sO tcmir civil war ar Our debt being to our own people- Is of course better than Englands debt to foreigners unless one or both some day repudiates those debts as will almost certainly Ic done and tr that event the United States will be worse off than England With all the Immense resources of America our government could not lend money as Prance has done and while Infidel France is enjoying the greatest ser enity of any European government and Christian Russia is but a hell on earth the government of the United States is but a seething caldron of all tho woes that Shakespeares witches mixed or that flew from Pandoras box and our condition Is rapidly get ting worse and worse every day until now such is the condition of affairs that the guards around our preslden will allow no man to come Into his presence with a wrapped package lest It may be a bomb with which to kilt him as Christian Russia lately killed Sergius Suicide of all classes of people and murders especially of women and childrena Christian woman In May field Kentucky a few days since hav ing murdered three beautiful daugh ters that he might marry a brutal man are simply rampant in the Unit ed States and In Kentucky the most dastardly assassinations of each other by Christian leaders surpass anything known In the annals of civilized history 2In France none of these things are and Switzerland the latter of which gavo its University for the use of the great International Infidel Congresss are the only two governments in Europe that are Republican and constructed upon exactly plan of government that tile Infidels Jeffer son Paine and Franklin framed for this government and those two gov ernments are the only ones In Europe where peace and prosperity and hap- pIness reign all the time and Italy the home of the Pope Is coming to the front rapidly and just In the ratio that she discourages religion until the Polo has to beg of America to furnish him the money upon which to support his Infamous and nefarious pretensions in the country that once gave 70000000 to build St Peters church In the light of such facts as these it is not reasonable and fair to say that the United Status in the hands of Infidels would beinq better off than it is now in the hands of Christians t li f Tf i WHY DEATH HAS NOIUntil death stares him in the face tho Japanese does not care to bo igIous in the ordinary sense of the term and death Is to him but a new life Jed in a supernatural way When tho father of a family goes on a journey a part of his room Is held sacred his memory and devotional offer- Ings are made to him In all the families who have some relative fighting In the war there Is not a single one where the mother wife or sister does not practice the rite or endearment for the absent and If he dies the attitude of the bereaved shows no substantial change The departed Is regarded as being still present and dally offerings and salutations are made to him In the agnostic temperament of the Japanese there Is always a corner sacred to this feeling d If you will ask a Japanese whether he believes in God in the ordinary sense as a dIety presiding over the universe he will unhesitatingly an a swer No The school education Is free from any teaching of a doctrinal character and the Japanese cannot see why morals should be based on the teach- Ing of a special denomination but ieve that there is no reason why people should not be upright and brave without the help of a God or a creed We have always considered the low form of Buddhism merely as an aid to the weak Loyalty filial piety and honesty have always been the only gods to whIchthe educated Jap anese look up The code of warriors has formed the creed of Busbldo which means The Path of the Samurai To be a Samurai is the highest aspiration of the Japanese It applies all that Is conveyed In the word gentleman used in its best sense with a dash of the soldier added In earlier days no special stress was laid on hook learning but In the course of time literature and music have added softening touches to the brusque features of the Samurai character But the keynote of Busbldo Is an indomitable sense of honor A Samu rais jealousy of his good name reaches the pathetic extreme of preferring instant death to a slur on his reputation and the practice of harra karri Is the outcome of this feeling Harra signifies the abdomen which Is supposed to be the seat of ideas and thoughts and the act of cutting open the abdomen is a symbolic de monstration that no Ideas unworthy of a Samurai have been harbored But for this alldaring spirit of Bus bldo Japan would never have been able tomake such gigantic progress in the last forty years and the same spirit will continue to urge Japan on In her pursuit of the Ideals of the good the true and the beautiful The above appearing in the Lexing ton Leader the most influential pa per except tho Blade that was ever published in this city is the most markable editorial that I have ever seen in any paper of Lexington In tho nearly sixty years that I can remem ber Lexington journalism The editor of the Leader Is the son of a Presbyterian preacher and Is no more Infidel than all Intelligent men are and yet while the whole Christian Inslstanco has always been that there was no morality or heroism outside of Christianity here Is an editorial that says the very acme of morals now known to the world is to be found among a people who do not believe in any god and has no reli gion and of whom It Is known and dally being demonstrated in our pa pers that they are physically Intel lectually and morally far superior to their foe the Russians who are the truest and most orthodox of all Chris lane Nothing In the whole history of Christianity since the villain Con stantlne started that Infamous fraud 1500 years ago has even shown so plainly to the world the superloty of atheism as a moral influence to Chris flan as has the conflict between these two nations one representing atheism and the other representing Christian ity In twentyfive years from now every newspaper in Lexington will be Infi del and probably bf the atheistic school i j DEDICATESHIS TO GREED ri With Strange Ceremony Freethinker And Socialist Baptizes Babe Will ffte Taught Only Religion of uustlce as It Grows Older 1Fnm Cincinnati Post all religious offices George Junghany of 1327 Bremen aL freethinker and Socialist Sunday de lea ted his firstborn to the life of the New Thought of which he is an ardent devotee The attending cere monywas performed by B S Frayne lecturer who also composed the unique christening ritual Only in the sprinkling of the water upon the childs forehead did the babtlsmal ceremony resemble that prescribed most creeds Tlie strange but simple exercises of the fathers dedication of his child to littoral doctrine was attended by 15 of his most intimate friends all more- r less radical In their religious belief and Industrial Ideals Evelyn Jung hanyfs a little over four weeks old Herfather is a machinist- I know he said that before many years my daughter with thousands of ofer unfortunates will have to seek mployment In factories lik now she will never have opportunity to attend the high school and colleg Vas Is her right IM how that under conditions asI theymshe will never get out of theI surroi ndlngs of the tenement house rWlil TeacTtfHer loRe iglon as popularly conceived says i citing of those conditions nor has It a remedy for them- I v teach my daughter to realize her c mdition and Its cause I willt point mt to her the path of justice Bu I will propose no dogma I will send her to no Sunday school and only the religion of justice will be taught her from the time that her mind opens to Impressions- I know social justice will not come in my day but I Intend to prepare her for the great struggle for Industrial freedom that must come in hers The Ceremony This was the form of the strange baptismal ceremony Child of Nature we are about to christen you with water Natures nectar Its state of impurity Is symbol cal of the unjust conditions existing at the time of your birth Into this water we pour a little salt and a little sugar these being symbolical of all the vast wealth that your mother Nature so bountifully pro vides and to which you are joint heir with all of her children We christen you Evelyn Junghany- In the name of Nature thy mother and in the name of humanity sister to whom you are May the trials cares and sorrows of this world fall as lightly upon you as the drops of this essence May live to see or be the seed of youI who will live to see the dawn of tice when humanity will have come to Its own when the essence will not be an emblem of humanitys birth right but that birthright a reality when men will not live In strife and competition but in peace and industrial The Star Let Hope be the star of your life lose not faith In humanity but abide In patience until salvation come Thu night of Ignorance Is slowly passing away and the dawn is coming The veil that has hid Truth from man for ages is rent asunder and the of justice stands exposed to demonI Like the shadows of night dissolve with tho first rays of tho sun Child of the future happy Is your lot you are born at an opportune moment A suffering world no longer weeps but smiles with hope and with Implicit faith works for Its own salva tion Go then o sister and take with you the good will of this assembly and you could not have a higher or toile blessing Amen i tL1 E i TWO CHRISTIANS HUNG At Pittsburg on March 22 two Christians Dyers and Dardala were hung first Protestant latter a Catho lic They had their clergy with them and went through the same religious performances that all persons do when they are hung INFIDEL Is the Right Name for Infidels Sayse Maryland Brer Groh and Humanitarian Review Never The Less Yet Notwithstanding Editor Moore and Elder Jim Hughes Dearly beloved and coworkers in the vineyard and fig orchard Greeting and kisses It behooveth us to take to heart Bro D Webster Grohs wall over the taking in vain the generic name ofour enemy glbeth aodI sneereth and salth Go to thou In fidel and it cometh to pass that Bro Groh taketh this ribaldry to heartc and he appealeth to the enemy oven the Inventors of charity to spare one little mite of their product from theI coldstorage vaults of their Holy hearts and call us RatlonallstsIBut the deluded and Chris tian turnetn up his Christly nose and plat hIs Godly thumb thereon he twitcheth his sanctified fingers and mocketh with a great mockIThe Christian is pitched inside and outside with pitch and he defileth the Rationalist with vlrtuperatlon dolent with Ignorance Rationalist salth the Curistlan no man may be rational who denyeth that I am saved every hour and minute in the day though the ever flowing blood that ottluThe Christian standeth upon ail the rational ground that is in sight AllI other ground Is sinking sand His hymn salth so It behooveth us then dearly beloved o retaliate and can the Christian dearly beloved what ference doth It make We know who they mean when they call us Infidel and answer Present every time We might call the rose a cabbage but we would get little sauer kraut from It It would remain the same object Just so with nonbelievers We are essentially the same bunch of thorns to Christians They continually kick against the pricks and get their Christian feelings the Christian call the Saracen a dog of an Infidel and did not the Saracen call tne Christian a dog of an Infidel Have not Christians called all opposition Infidelity from time immemorial It behooveth the unbeliever to put on the whole armor of nonchalance and leave no Ahillean heel to Pacsl stan craftiness Good Bro Groh slioweth a sore spot to the enemy and the enemy shooteth his shaft and danceth his skirt dance before the Lord even as did David the paramour of Bathsheba two Christians stand upon the INo creedlc platform Every Christian Is a heretic to every other Chris tianEvery Christian is the only true Christian all others are spurious In our camp are many banners Atheists Agnostics Infidels Rationalists Unbe lievers Freethinkers etc The only thing that we agree upon Is that the Christian Is the humbug of humbugs We have no privates we are nil chiefs I am called out of my number but I answer just the same under any appallatlon that opposes the Prince of Peace who came into the world to bring a sword This sword is a twoedged affair and cuts for peace when the Christians are licked and cuts for war when the enemy is seemingly inferior Christianity has warred upon he neighbors and has brought the weak to tho knee or to the rack and has bent the suppliant knee in time to su perior force It Is a submissive queror It is a beggar on horse back at all times and fulfills the character Christianity has provided for the greater part of humanity a place of eternal torment and then brags of Its n 1tJ munificence Prates of Its benefactions and provides a hell For Its favorites it has set up some where a place where they may If they pay for the privilege come and seethe holy degrees conferred upon the groundfloor promoters As hell is near enough to heaven for Lazarus to carry on a dialogue with Dives we will not be so very far from heaven anyway As Dives is near enough to catch n drop of water on his tongue the only differences will bp that of under or over the grating It will be as much too cold in heav n as too hot In hell and Id just as lief sweat as freeze In addition to other names a Christian called me an Ingrate at the free discussion society in Baltimore He said I was an Ingrate to God who had conferred manifold blessings upon me while I turned and barked and snapped at the heels of OmnIpo- tence iite a snarling flee I asked him what return he had made to the Giver of all things He said that he had made no return ex cept a public acknowledgment of his thanks I asked him who provided for him in his infancy and he said God provided him with a father and moth who looked after him- I then asked him If he had spent much time In thanking his parents forItheir care of him and he said No I then asked him if there was not a possibility of his barking his thanks up the wrong tree He said It was possible that he was something of an Ingrate himself Tho fellow that depends upon God alone for sustenance in this world is apt to go hungry Thanking God for what he does not provide is the Chris tians idea of gratitude Most all inventors and scientists have been Infidels and the world is ungrateful enough not to perpetuate their names as a sense of obligation and gratitude Even the Christian sometimes gives credit to an Infidel and robs God of his dueCWhen the Christian opens his head public Jesus done It all all to him- I Jesus slid down the Almighty Dads cellar door ho did not know It was the attraction of gravity that caused the exhilaration When he let the Devil lead him up a high moun- taIn he did not know that his eyesight had a down shoot on Its penetration- to see the kingdoms that were on the far side of the globe In fact his atlas told him that he lived on a plane Rational why the Christian is the only rational Irrational that Is what Bro Groh will get How can a man be rational and not let the Christian think for him The ideal If Bro Groh wants a hobby to ride let him mount his Ra tionalist pony Ho can carry a sign upon his breast I am a Rationalist as the farsighted man does the misinformation I am blindChristianity has preempted all the pleasing appellations and leaves us the harsh momenclature Dearly beloved let us have some fun out of the Christian Call him told the Christians that the heavens would roll up like a scroll and melt with fervent heat that the earth would pass away with a great noise It St Peter had heard one of those eleven inch Japanese shells that burst ed at Port Arthur he would have mis taken shimore powder for the wrath of God on a rampage Old Sol when he wrote Ecclesiastics under Inspiration said Eccle One generation cometh and another goeth but the earth abldeth forever One of these wise guys was off his the Christian says he Is the only bonafide Rationalist In the Christians eye we are Infidels whether we are Infidels or whether we are not Black Is white to him when he washeth It In the red blood of the Groh could not wash any whiterrthan snow Perhaps ho Is not steeped In iniquity sufficiently to cause such a chemical transformation as that Iniquity Is supposed to neutralize the red and black and produce white IInfidel Infidel Is my name Infidel till I lie been baptized in the Infidel faith and swIne to eat Infidel pie JOHN F CLARK r THE YELLOW PERILII Infidels have reason to hope that within a comparatively short time say 25 yearsthe kind gentle and philosophic religion of Confucius the man who first enunciated mo golden rule Do to others as you would have them do to you will destroy the barbarous Moody superstitious murder ous rapacious religion of Jesus The outrages of onrlstianlty against Infidelity have at last awakened the sleeping Nemesis generally gets there with her work and there could bo no more righteous retribution than that tho heathen Chlneo should ilnally de stroy the religion which under the English waged against them the Opium war thus forcing upon China the fatal drug that has been the source of all the crime known In China and all simply because Chris tlan England wanted a market for her India commodity that has made IImore crime in the world than any else except Christian whisky and all for what the Latin heathen t called the sacra fames curl Then added to that wo have recent- lyI had a war with China in which America Joined with England Germany and Russia to debauch Chinese women and murder and rob Chinese men women and children until the thelIdead bodies and all because the Chi nese the most peaceable people on earth who bad shown their aversion to war by building the famous Chinese wall 1600 miles long would not cept the religion of Jesus a Jew hunt for crime by his own people and wh taught that his religion must be propagated by the sword even if they hac to sell their garments to buy swords No combination of lunacy and drunkenness could ever have original ed a more flagrant and what Tacltui called abominable conception of ligion than that of the Christians oven excelling in these regards the Jewish religion from which Christ anity is simply a schismatic offshoot The Christian religion teaches that the first man and woman were made out of dust In one place and that the man only was made of dust and the woman made out of his rib In another place that God tempted then by an apple which a snake Induced them to eat and that because they did eat it God condemned the whole human race to be burnt In everlasting p fire and brimstone and finally con eluded to sale all those who would ifbelieve that this Jesus was his son born of d woman just as all the other gods of all the other religions had had children always sons because women were considered mere animals without souls and If we would believe this and a lot of superstition about his rising from the dead and ascending to heaven through the air and would be stuck under the water by a preacher the biggest liar on earth and thus have his sins washed away they would be simply for this act of faith be taken to live happy forever in heaven Nobody but a fool or a liar pretends to believe such a crazy drunken jargon gotten up by priests to rob the ignorant and the Chinese were too in telligent and too moral to accept It Because they declined to do this the Christian missionaries from all Chris tian countries called for the armies and navies of their respective countries to come and take vengeance on the Chinese and no savages known to history ever perpetrated such out rages upon any people as the Christians did Upon these peaceable and unoffendlng Chinese except when the Jews acting under Gods express mand murdered and robbed the peaceable and unoffendlng Canaanltes living happily in their own home The war between Japan and Rus sia the respective representatives of t atheism and Christianity and each the highest of its kind has shown to the whole intelligent world the ineffable superiority of atheists men and women in all that constitutes grandeur and goodness in humanity the Japs one of he smallest of all the nations defeating the Russians the largest of all the nations The Chinese are small but they did the hardest work that was done through the Rocky Mountains on the Central Pacific railroad in Its building They can live and work on rations that our Americans could not subsist on America has violated every treaty she has ever made with China and has treated them as good people would not treat bad dogs San Fran cisco the American port at which China lands is unforUfied and unpro Americans are 80 millions and the Chinese are 400 millions and the Japs their natural allies are 40 mil lions and are the greatest soldiers by far on the earth The Christians forced Japan to learn the art of war and they say they can train and navies in ten yearsIWhen LI had 500 millions of dollars and Rockefeller had 250 millions and LI was a statesman and philanthropist and philosopher loved and honored by all his people while Rocky is simply a baldheaded dyspeptic religious Christian money maker hated by more people than any one man In America Including the preachers who have been bought by his money to boost his business Wu Ting Fang the Chinese representative to the court of the United States was the greatest combination of statesman and moralist that evor addressed an American audience speaking better English than our statesmen do when our missionaries after residence of many years In China still can only communicate with the Chinese through Interpret ors though one of the special prom- Ises of Jesus and his apostles was that the miraculous power of speaking any and all languages would be given to the emissaries of the gospel- If Japan alone can handle Rus sin of several times her numerIcal strength who can estimate what Japan could do with China as an ally containing Just ten times as many dlers Japan has and of the same kind of people or even hardier if any difference and with a physical and Intellectual activity compared with which American soldiers would be pigmies and dotards Giving China d navy ten times as strong as that of Japan at present and manned and commanded by Japanese seamen and admirals San Francisco the unguarded gate to the richest part of America Isolated from the balance of America and convenient to China and Japan would seem to have been specially prepay for those people as a landing place led their armies ten times as great as could raise while millions of the most intelligent and moral of the welIbenignant religion and industrial hab Its as the only chance of freedon from the galling yoke of Christianity The elder Mayor Harrison of Chi cago murdered by a Christian fa natlc by express command of God In his book Chasing the Sun shows the Chinese to be so far superior In morals to the Christians that there Is simply no comparison- All of these things that I am saying are familiar to ah intelligent people and they are bound sooner or latex to influence all good and honest pea plo and the Christian religion is and onght to be doomed Longer fprebearance with Christi anity has ceased to bo a virtue and the Yellow Peril may be the salvation of America THE 1001TH CHRISTIAN LIE NAILED Christians always He for their relig ion and think it meritorious to do so But in the recent great religious revivals with which they proposed to sweep the country but which did not sweep worth a cent they were musually active in the lying depart ment of their religion Among the whoppers that they putout was one to the effect that a Rev McCarey was preaching at Wlnamac Indiana and that a named Richard Bossy who was an Infidel came into church to hear him and that Mc Carey said There Is one unbeliever In this congregation a sinner who cannot be saved from death unless he becomes a Christian The account stated that Bossy fell to the floor exclaiming the single word Oh and was immediately dead This story went the rounds of the newspapers nobody correcting it or suggesting that it was a lie and it was used as a campaign lie during the revivals and some sluy children Joined the church under its Influence and the evangelists got money out of ItI The Blade printed the story and said it was only one of the thousands of Christian lies that are being dled from the pulpits by preachers and I asked that friends of the Blade would get the facts and send me The New York Truth ueoker on fidel paper was more successful than I was and in answer to a letter to the postmaster of Wlnamac regarding the matter got the following reply Dear Sir I can find no verifica ion for the story More than likely It originated in the brain of Col J Hey a newspaper correspondent of this place If so I could not vouch for its correctness Very respectfully H W McDowell P M When a Christian lies for his relig ion he docs not have to take any pains to avoid exposure for he knows that Christians will honor and love and pay him for lying for religion and Col 3ey and Rev McCarey and the pers that published this lie all know- Ing that it was a lie will get money and honor and glory galore for hay ng lied in the Interest of the good LuseMcCareyif there be any such maninay not actually have told the JJ rjIa I lie but his conniving at it when told about him make him just as big a liar as the others In a little while we will have other religious lies of the same stamp and they will go the rounds of the newspapers In the same way and nobod but Infidels ever correct them and thus it is that all Christianity is propagated by lies and liars CHRISTIAN CRIMINAL HUNG My contention that practically all criminals are Christians Is furthe verified by the hanging of William J Bycrs for the murder of Layton at Allegheny City Pa flyers long religious letter to his mother ends thus Yes mother I can sing that at this Ume with trutu and realization of its truthfulness Glory to God In the highest I am not lost but found and cleansed from sin and made free in Christ I thank God for bestowing upon me and in me the gift of justifl cation by faith and causing me to live true to Himself and entitling me an inheritance of the kingdom of Dod Though my Christian life has heei spent In jail It has been sweet but some times I was much tried but glory to God we have victory throng Jesus Christ the Lamb of God who talteth away tho sin of the world Oh if I had known Him long ago how glad I should have been but am very glad I found mercy In tae end and know heaven Is my home I only lay me down to sleep and when Jesus comes this body will be with Him for I shall see Him as He Is and to be with Him Is worth all the world for the world passeth away and the lusts thereof but he that doeth the will of God abldcth forever Now dont cry dear God knows what Is best for us better than we know ourselves and as heaven is a place where neither death nor crying nor sorrow neither pain can come you can count me among the living and free from condemnation I wish You to have for my pallbearers Der nard Montgomery Robert Patterson Charles McCluskoy and Elmer Rep per but If they dont wish to do so select whom you think best May Gods infinite mercy be extended tc you and papa and console with you both and be present with you all and strengthen you all and so an inge that wo meet again in Jesus n me amen Your affectionate son W J BYER Among all tho people who die err arenone so cock sure they are olnj to heaven aiithe fellows thai arc hung From Cincinnati Post GIVES REPLY TO CARNEG E Revivalist Urges Millionaire to Read BibleDeclares Iron Masters Advice as to Hereafter Is Poisonous A scathing reply to Andrew Carne gies advice given in Cleveland when he said to members of the Cleveland Builders Exchange If true to the Judge within you have no fear of the Judge hereafter was made by Dr John Robertson the Scotch reviv alist Friday night at the Second Pres byterian church- It is untrue and thoso who put their faith in the gilded poison of such utterances will go down to hellI be said We have a gospel for sin ners and not for the blind and totter ing who in their dotage are walled in by conceit of well doing Dont take mans rule It Is Gods rule that must determine your fate for eternity You will never get homey nature The words of the man of millions are a snare They are worthless Re ceipt from sin is Issued only br God Dr Robertson advised Carnegie to get out his Bible and read the Epistles to the Romans before ha made any more such speeches I am glad to see CarnegleStnlklng for Infidelity He could use mbney on Robinson and make him say Carnegie was a better man than J CI WOMAN KILLED WHILE PLAYING ON HER WAY TO CHURCH The St Louis Globe gives an count of a woman who was killed by a street car on her way to lit Francis de Sales Catholic church She vas so torn to pieces that her remains had not been identified In the account appears the follow ingIIt is believed that the victim was raying when struck by the cars as she was apparently on her way to worship She was within a hundred feet of the edifice from which pealed forth soft strains of sacreO music when struck down We Infidels bad our CongrcssatSt outs but I never heard one of them having anything unpleasant to happen to him or harJ LJ RDIIL WHY NOT SOUTHWESTj There are Southwest that you cannot afford to overlook Oklahoma Indian Territory and Texas Is becoming known as theI coming country On April 4th am 18th excursion tickets will be on sllo to Indian Territory Oklahoma and Texas at less than one fare for the round trip You should take advantage of this opportunity We are in possession of all sorts of information of value to the homeseeker If you are Interested tell us what you want what you hat to invest and we will gladly furnish the information Write today for copy of our book Business Chances Its free GEORGE MORTON General Passenger and Ticket Agent Box 911 St Louis Mo A New Era In TransPacific Transportation The Great Northern Steamship In placing in service between Seattle Wash and Yokohama Nagasaki Kobe Shanghai and Hong Kong the magnificent American built steamships the Minnesota and the Da kota marks a new era in transportation facilities between the Unite States and the Orient These ficent steamships with their superiorI facilities in handling Immense freight cargoes and the luxurious appointments for passenger travel has giver an impetus to our oriental trade The North Pacific Route to the Orient Is rapidly becoming the popular one and now that the two palatial steamships Minnesota and Dakota have been put in commission there is no ques tlon but that a further greater in crease in our trade with the Orient as well as Increased passenger travel to Asiatic ports will be inaugurated The first sailing of tho Minnesota in addition to carrying the largest cargo to the Orient ever carried b any in the world as well as an ex tensive passenger list augurs well for the future The Minnesota will sail on next voyage to the Orient on Satur day April 29th and it will not bb amiss to say hero that the excellence of hoi passeger accommodations will be her aided to the travelling public of the United States by all who enjoyed the pleasant voyage across the Pacific on her first trip as furnishing the acme of travel comfort The fact that the superior accommodations of the Great Northern Steamship Company In con nectlon with the comfortable Journey affordedby tbil 5lli tyltatl- way to Seattle the sailing point ol the Minnesota will make this route the popular one from occident to Or lentIKEEP SWEET And He Sends the Maple Syrup to Make Us So Covington Ind April 05 C C Moore Friend and brother Yesterday I started a box to your address Hope it will reach you all right and that you will be pleased Give Jim some with my compli ments and the balance to Quaker acrePlease remember my instructions of last year regarding the children and grand children Now Brother Charles please be sweet My regards to the better three fourths and your entire house told SCHUYLER LA TOURETTE My friend Jimmy who wrote the only book in the Bible worth said Chap 2 vs 15 If readingI er or sister be naked and dally food and one of you them Depart in peace and be ye warned and filled notwithstanding ye give them not those things that are needful to the body what ninth it so this good French brother when he asks me to keep sweet sends me the good stuff to sweeten bUCkiwheatIn Kentucky than in heaven My better three fourths getting to be nearly alljoins me in kind regards and thanks May you live many years to keep on sending ItI There used to be in Florida a who sent me pineapples I dont know whether he quit only because he died and went to heaven or quit because be got mad at me about something and has gone or will go to hell VORLD COMING TO AN END 1916 Some Jews at Denton Harbor Mich pin have found out from the Bible that the world is coming to an end In 1916 No kick coming to me reckon will come to an end before then The Jews are said to have come from Richmond Kentucky Sounds Ike a fake k t= JlTIf 1III CORNELLS PRESIDENT WHACK THE BIBLE An exclusive dispatch to the Los Angeles Times dated Ithaca N YI Feb contains the followingI President Schurman of Cornell University startled the students sembled at the chapel today during deIcIaredregard the facts in the Bible as true and that the Dible must be considers as only a mold into which religion was poured 2000 years ago He said The Christ of the twentieth century differs from the Christ of the nineteenth and preceding centuries No longer do educated men go to the Bible as a textbook of physical science It seems strange that men should have ever regarded the Blbli as such I do not think there is any history in the Biole simply because the Hebrews never wrote history II dont attempt to explain the miraI clcs attributed to Jesus Christ by theII Bible HUmanltarjlIan president of every flrstclast Institution of learning in the United States is announcing himself an del and will have to do so because now the belief of the Christian rellg ion is regarded among competent peo pie as an evidence of intellectual and moral nftdlocrlty or worse The University of Cincinnati putout the Infidel president Ayers and put my Presbyterian nephew Dabnoy and the yeast baron Freltzenjammer or whatever his DutCh name is at the head of that school and as the result of such management it will never rank above the two Institutions here at Lexington the University where the Bible department is being sued for taxes on 1600000 while the library department can hardly pay iU professors all Campbellltcs and then the State College the two barely able to be known outside of Fayotte county by devoting all their time and energy to their football teams whose victories are only over each other BELOVEDrMore of our time spent In obeying and less in praying would very much improve human codltlons THE EVANGELISTIC HELL One of the evangelists who lately trjd to debase Los geles to the level of medievalism the Irieveren- iHaStottShclnbner c4ilfl EodABer mons took for his text o s tory ol Dives and Lazarus I attract a few sentences as example of what ignorance superstition and fanaticism can do for a man oven in these days ol science and general eghtenmentj As reported in the The men who are bound for hell and sure to get there if they keep their course are not only the flagrantly wicked people out the people who have cut God out or their daily lives and are living unto themselves The above Is from the Humanitar- Ian Review This country is accord Ing to its constitution and only so a land of religious liberty that dis tinctive feature of its constitution having been put into it by Infidels who did not want religion to be mixed with our politics But all rights have and ought to have their limita tions I have a UI to work for my dally bread but I have no right to do it by trespassing on the rights of others A man in general terms has- right to his religious opinions but when his religious opinions are that he ought to do the Abraham act and sacrifice his son like Freeman of Pocasett and various others the law properly calls a halt on his religion In tho same wayn Mormornism teaches polygamy a practice opposed to all good public policy the law calls a halt on that religion AUd says that a Morman Christian shall not violate the laws of marriage any more than an Infidel shall If any man uses decent language on the streets or in public prints the law properly pun- Ishes him for it because the public has a right not to be offended and embarrassed by the Indecency of an IndividualIf or print is used in such a way as to jeopardize the public happiness and security the law does right to suppren much and punish the offen ders The California papers report an unusual increase In tho number of commitments to the lunatic asylums since these rascally evangelists have lined their pockets with the duo cats that people were fools and grafters enough to pay themandthe ras cals think It Is a grand advertisement for them that people became insane from listening to their oratory which consisted in yelling about hell and posing for the snapshot artists by shaking their nsts at heaven and sUcking out one leg BOaajto show to ir ii I the finest advantage the crease down their breeches Of course no body but the young and weak minded are humbugged by 1 such dead beats and fakirs but it is tho duty of the law to protect the young and weak minded even moreIzealously and jealously than the ma ture and strong In mind and if a than may not do so small a thing comparatively as to offend public taste t and decency by the use of indecent language certainly he should not be allowed to use language that will send the weak and superstitious to lunatic asylums and it is the duty of the law to protect these people from charac ters like Stough and Billy Sunday preacher whose only education atfor base ball and who took up preach ing as a Job because he could make more money at it than he could at base ball and didnt take so much telligence as it does to play base ball DEATH OF BROTHER ALBERT WINEMAN A letter from Bro Parker Wine man of Chicago states that his brother Albert G Winomon had died at Greenville Miss About four hours before his death he took the hand of his brother Parker and told him that ho wanted no religious service over his remains but wanted his brother to conduct his burial ceremonies which the brother didHis brother gives the dead brother a beautiful character A part of the letters Is as follows Mr Moore You have lost a true honest friend He sympathized with you in all of your troubles and as it appeared to him your persecutions by your enemies No excuse no mat ter how framed could make him way er or believe but that your troubles were bred In and grew out of the pulpit and the spaws that crake for a time and die You had but few If any friends who felt a deeper Interest in you and your cause The living brothers tribute to the dead one is beautiful and pathetic and is in striking contrast with the common Christian representation of the feeling of Infidels in tho presence of death PASTOR BANGS AT EXPASTOR Rev F McCarty Declares Rev Green a Liar Also a Fraud a Scamp and Eke a Swindler A4IHot Suit TeIIsHow Manrot Godl Wata fIII Diddled anIThe above are the headlines of article In the Los Angeles Dally Times Los Angelesmeaning in American The AngelsIs the place in California where the recent great re ligious revivals raged with greatestIfatality and the above heading gives an idea of the effect of the revival on the Angels in that State The account is a long one contain- Ing a fine photographic picture of Rev D F McCarty whoso mug shows him to be a rascal and yet in this case Green whose verdancy is only in name has diddled McCarty out of a big pile of swag- I am glad of it When preachers get to stealing from each other hon est people will stand a better show for heir dues a A Good Route to Try IIt traverses a territory rich in I resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities agriculture horticulture stock ing mining and manufacturing forIlast but not least It Is RoutiQtor t The Frisco System now offers the 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 Southwest pointsIGeorgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and Mem t 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 P aseager Traffic DepartmeatC- nevnerclal Bulldtag lIlet IittU a L 4 THE ARKANSAS TRAVELER Discusses Ingersoll and Me and Cusses Three Campbelllte Preachers Rev W T Champion Is Sho Not a Champion Speller I have received a marked copy of t the Arkansas Newhopo Traveler On the margin of it is marked Champion is a Campbclllto preacher It has two editors James and Alice E Mizzles I suppose that Alice Is Jims wife from the fact that Jim Is evidently afraid of her I am a married man t The first thing In the paper is a letter from tho Campbolllte preacher W T Champion and the editors com ment upon Champions letter the edi tor printing the letter as Champion spoiled It and commenting upon Champions bad spelling In printing Champions letter I of course re- talnrChampions spelling as It appeared In the Arkansas Traveler The letter and heading and editorial com ment follows THE WEATHER WARMER IA Preacher Thaws Out and Gives Us t A Dig Newhope Arkansas 3171905 Editor of Arkansas Traveler Dear sir In supplement to Traveler of Feb 24th you copy from Moores paper rin Infidel scavenger sheet a statement made by Moore that Zachary and Wilkinson are awful liars Why did Moore make such a statement concerning these men Symply this Each one of those gentlemen have exposed Moores atheistic theory and Moore Is awful mad about it That is the reason he calls them liars The editor of the Traveler has said to me more than once privately that he did not Indorse Moore who advocates the worst form of liberalism Why then does the editor of the Traveler insert such a scurrllloua thing Into hl papor from such a man as moore Symploy this to show his utter contempt for the Christian of tho Traveler In same supplement Feb 24 says that R O Ingersoll has dun more than any other man to free the people from BurporaUtlon If you will open the collumns of youre paper I will show that such is sot the case Respectfully Tt T CHAM The Editor of the Traveler Inserted the statements mentioned as news Items Nothing more nor nothing less While t do not indorse Moore in every particular he being a Materialist and I a Spiritualist and therefore exactly opposite each other In belief I be lIeve ho is a much better man than either Zachary or Wilkinson If you think different it Is all right with meIf you think I have naught but ufter contempt for the Christian Ministry you are mistaken I have naught but the hlghtest regard for an honest man though he be a preacher and I detest a rascal though he bo an Infidel A little more than a year ago a Methodist preacher named Bailey who lived in tills town at the time borrowed a sum of money and per suaded a prominent merchant of this town to go his security Suit has been thekApril 8 and Bailey Is said to be In Hot Springs county That Is the kited of a Christian Minister we show our utter contempt for- As to Ingersoll doing more than any other man to free the people from t superstition will say that that is what I think about It and thousands other Christian Ministers think the I wsame though some will not openly ad mit It If you wish to discuss this matter and will not depend on me to correct your spelling I wllj try to give you space to air your views In the Pro gressive Christian which will resume publication as BIWeekly early next publisher ofthis paper requests me to again Inform you that the columns of tho Traveler are closed f against the discussion of religious subjects And I will add that I regret very much that such Is the case for I positively know from experience that It would be an advantage finan cially to keep the columns open for the discussion of any and all subjects But I agreed something like a year ago to leave the management of this paper to Alice E Mizzles the present publisher Virtually my hands are tied Editor I never saw the supplement to the Traveler of February 24 This discussion is of Interest to In fidels as showing the ignorance of the Campbclllto preacher even In so small a matter as spellinga thing which it Is no credit to know but a discredit not to know id 8 gt1i C If n J The misspelled ds are Arknnsaw syalply scti ms sympley dun callumns lreusslon An Intelligent of the qiMtion of the ibii tian religion a day requiree jruing to almos every departmenti education It la therefore r mply disgusting that anychur 1 s d license a mar to preach who hit ills seven wordsI In one short note j I have been aJKachor in that church dick t ask for ordination to Its minlstrjiijjiitll I had reedy ed my regular de in literary andI classics college alKthcn took a second special cour In theology and then I was ordalniCby threo learned men the o of whom was Alexander CampbeWfrom whom the Campbelllte churcft gets its name and whose perso frIendship and hospitality I havoZjoycd more freely and fully than am man now living excepting members If his own family as can easily be u erstood from my book Behind the rs 31498 And yet under apch circumstances such ignorant ant educated cusses as Champion and Zachary and Wilkin son either do no appreciate their own cheekiness orltlclslng me or are doing It tVifsl iSBae themselves or because they vain that their church has furniri a man that in their judgment iff aslly the equal i of Ingersoll or in acharys estimation superior to Ij rsoll as he puts my name Moore d Ingersoll masked The expression fidel scavenger sheet that Zacha always calls the Blade shows Jmplon has been a reader of Quar terly which wallashed in Lexlng ton and suppr by the govern ment asa frau int publication Zacharys partnerthe publishing business being Ba the Campbelllte preacher of Lox who Is now under trial for t nltentlary for getting money biJdu1ent means the hope of all go pIe being that he will get there fr Taylor Bak ers partner eg under sen tence to the pen ary and Zach ary seeming to iscaped convIc- tion for being same business that Baker andwere only be cause nobody hi ugh confidence in Zachary to befzed except to a very small a yhls various schemes for get pney felonious ly as for intt praising money for an Armenry exposed by the C rd of Clncin aa a er his Invest int Sterling Kentucky a swlttd leg latteni tine same as that for which Baker and Taylor were arrested and then Zach arys gold mine in Georgia Added to these are Zacharys career with Carrie Nation his episode with the Baptist cook woman at Bandana Kentucky his defamation by publica tion of a brilliant young woman who had died from accidental asphyxiation by ordorless gas a woamn with whom Rev Dr John Augpstus Williams President of Daughters College at Harrodsburg Kentucky the most tured Campbelllto preacher that over was in the world was proud to con duct a written debate then add to all these Zacharys own published statement over his own name in the Lexington Leader that when he was a preacher and Prohibitionist he bought and furnished the liquor for tho men and women at a dance at which he was dancing at a little tavern In a little town In Kentucky called Junction City and we have In the man Zachary a character who is not second to Rucker his coadjutor in Christian Prohibition Wilkinson has been using this man Zachary for his purposes and now this fellow Champion Is esposlslng Zacharys cause an dtherefore neither Wilkinson nor Champion are any better than Zachary Charles LouIs LEos a preacher lu the Campbelllte church in Lexington the president of the theological department of Kentucky University said to me as he stood talking to n the Northwest corner of Broad way and either Third or Fourth street I cannot now recall Zachary Is a freebooter Loos Is an old man and the word freebooter is now uncom mono I have three dictionaries one defines the word freebooter as a rob ber Webster defines it One who wanders about for plunder a robber a pillager a plunderer The Standard Dictionary defines freebooter Ono who makes a business of roaming about in search of plunder a robber buccaneer- I said to Loos as soon as he said that to me I am going to print that In the Blade and Loos begged me not to do it I soon after printed it in the Blade and have since then printed It several times and Loos now Jiving in Lexington and If he Is an honest man will state over his own name to any proper person asking him that I am a liar If he believes t am a liar in what 1 refer to him any r 1 i t di t l6 tTt t ri who may want to test the truth of my statementIf facts as plain as these Wil kinson and Champion are still willing to defend Zachary they are neither of them any better than Zachary Is and I know of no man In Kentucky who has been engaged In more rascal ly schemes than Zachary has been There are one or two smaller things that are disreputable that I know about Zachary but I am now only speaking of things in which he has been engaged for some or several of which I believe he would have been sent to the penitentiary except that as I have said there was such general distrust of the man that his fraudu lent getting of money if any was so small that the officials have Ignored him and addressed themselves to the punishment of men of Zacharys kind except that they were more successful in swindling than Zachary was be- caUse they stood higher among the people than Zachary did Of them Wilkinson and Champion are still willing to use Zaohary or In any way to defend him they are just as much rascal as Zachary is WILKINSON The Campbelllte Preacher With Whom Debated Has Lied Beyond Any Reasonble Doubt Llnevllle Iowa March 31 1905 Brother Moore Enclosed find a letter from O W Hlnton regarding the Moorq Wilkinson debatef r I have written an article for the Firm Foundation Christian con taming nine objections to bingeing mans eternal destiny on baptism I suppose they Intend to publish it since they have had time to return it for which I sent stamps and request They will shonuff anwer It If they publish it and in that event I send you a copy A A willI Tne Inclosed letter Is as Linwood I T March 27 1905 Mr A A Snow Linevllle Iowa SIrI will not say much In regard to the MooroWlllilnson feud The whole thing in a nut shell in my opln ion Is worth but little to the Free thought cause Mr Moore Is a nice gentleman When in the chalrho is all right but before an audience he Is all Wrong He wrote up In his paper the Blue Grass Blade just what be uttered in thejlebilte wltja YWc14af31trj spoke In such a way it had no effect We were all chagrined He Moore would let Wilkinson wave that old conglomeration of lies called the Bi ble over his head and call it the ever lasting word of God He said it the only moral evidence In the wasIthat proved the Identity or that there was a God Mr Moore never took up the writers of the book and God that backed them and showed tho wretchedness of the whole push I have known Wilkinson since he was a small boy He is a man of some natural ability and I thought was honest and truthful hadI since the debate with Mr have my doubts Wilkinson or the postmaster at Ryan has lied I asked the postmaster myself if he bad told Wilkinson what Wilkinson said ho did in regard to the Infidels refusing to take out of the office the Blue Grass Blade since the Moore Wlkinsen debate He said he did not So the lie Is between them I dont think Mr Moore had much to do In the debate Wilkinson made the same old fiat failure that they aa make when they try to prove that there is a God but Wilkinson made a hell of a noise which dont prove any thing except an empty head Wilkinsons assertion about us not pitting Mr Moore against a schoolboy Is slmpiy one of his own assumptions I have aeard in debate J E Rems burg Mr Charlesworth who lived In Texas at the time L S Welch of Sweetwater Okla and C C Moore of Lexington Ky Mr Welch Is the best He generally carries two or three hundred pounds of authenticated history with him Ho is up on his books fine in algebra trigonometry and astronomy He Is the stuff after these Western skybusters He is a farmer and poor but worthy Not a single Infidel has stopped the made In this part since the debate Your friend and brother G W HINTON SEVENTYSIX And the Blade Reminded Him of Bob Ingersoll Union Nebraska Feb 31 05 Editor B G Blade IDear sirIn the course of divine providence I received a letter and documents and two of your Blades from Mr H Gullesman Ackley la I must say that those Blades re vived In me that feeling I used to Qr iW L enjoy aw back when Bob Ingersoll first le ctud on The Gods I com InVeStlgaltor beIsidesSo I rea Infidelity until I was tully emancipated and saved beyond a reasonable dopbt I then bIJcamo Interested in politics but I never forgot my religion I am years cid and live on a farm and am very mind and perhaps Insane- I have fur boys They all married religious vlves and are under petti coat government and belong to four different churches So I ose they are elected to go to heavenlbut the old man will probably go tojhell But that place Is not as hot as It was 60 years ago and I can stand lots of hett now days You carf Send me a club of five I will maker the best use of them and distribute them until I get the names Yours for the glory and good of the church ll G TODD- P S fad me also your Dog Fennel and jt11 me what you mean by being In prison It is all new to me I was blltyZ for five years and did not rend anything so I want to know how yon got lu prison I do not desire to patronize a criminal but I know some good men have been Imprisoned AbnerIfneeland for Instance L G Its a Ipng story to tell how I got Into prison at various time but Socrates anal Jesus Christ and I all got there Elli You will have to blow In a dollar on Behind he Bars 31498 and read about It From Lexington Leader DEATH COMES TO FORMER iSTUDENr Rev J 2 Cockrane Was In Act of Beginning Sermon When Heart Ceased to Beat Forever y While In his pulpit at the Christian Church m Stamping Ground Scott county Sunday morning Rev James T Cocks ne was strlckened suddely with heart failure and died before any of the ngregatlon reached him Rev Mr Cockrano was a graduate of Kean ky University and until the prat sfyear had been taking post gratru course at tnatInatiti Lion He had charge of the Christian churches at Stamping Ground and at Morgan Ky dividing his time between the two sllgbtestI He was at the church to greet his flock at the usual hour The routine of Sunday school was carried out Eleven oclock arrived and he entered the pulpit and announced the song opening the service proper He off ed a fervent prayer another song was sung and he began reading the text for the sermon With the last words half uttered and his gaze fixed the open Bible his body uponI raised his hand to his forehead sank to the platform Church officials were at his side Immediately but life had departed In the Instant The body was removed to a dwelling wasILutie Ingals of Berry in Harrison county last fall They had been students together in Kentucky University last year He had received his diploma in June and had claimed his college friend as his life companion In October They had been housekeep ing only a week He was in Lexington a few days ago and mingled with the his course In college he ranked among the most diligent and most exemplary and being only thirty one years of age a life of great prom- Ise seemed open to him He was a member of the Phlleusebian Society and was extraordinarily popular among the students The body will bo taken to his old home at Toles boro for Interment When I was a Campbelllte preach- and they called us all Elders though I was hardly more than a kid we could rear and snort and lie and yell and raise all kinds of sand and it never hurt any of us got fat on now since the Campbellito sky busters have all got to be Reverends and just too lazy to live they tumble down dead like all the other brands of preachers It they try to stand up 15 minutes This new gang can beat us old Campbellito cocks lying but we could stand more than they can- S 7rs II IIIMaMtiMaIRIMIIIIIItIRMINII PRICE LIST 5 MENS NEW noDEL 16 SIZEE WATCHESllHAMPDEN No 104 23 Jewels 32 105 23 Jewels 26 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Freethought Badges Rings SilverJ and Plated Ware Optical Goods and My Tract Theism In the r ble free srOTTO WETTSTEIN 1 110 KENSINGTON AVENUE LA GRANGE ILL II iIIIIiIIIIIiMIIIIIiIIIIiIIII PLENTY OF INFIDELS HERE McCune Kansas March 26 05 C C More- Enclosed find a sweet william would have sent sooner but had bad crops and finances were low But I am holding my own and as long as can do that I Intend to take the B G B and do all I can to help it I pass mine around All who see It say it is all right but they will not send in their names or giving any good reason for not so doing There are lots of good thinking In fidels here and good talkers too and If I could get them to write some for the Blade I know It would be Interesting I cant write or talk much either but I make it warm for some of the cranks around here If I could tall something like you write I would have a gay time but I have a good time neighbor Is a preacher and I have a gay time with him though theres not much in him but meanness and ignorance like all the rest of the preachers- If there Is any good in what they call Christianity I have not found It out and I am 62 years old and have heard lots of Christian talk and It all sounds alike to me But I can see It is fading outnot now like It was when I was a boy When Sunday came then we had to look out for the preachers and hide the old violin put on a long face and be good as they called It and I guess I was for just as soon as I got a chance I was giving that old long coat thunder and if I couldnt get him any other way I would plunk the fiddle But now I play my fiddle on Sunday all I want to I hope the Blue Grass Blade will live long after we are gone I want it as long as I have a dollar I have never wanted It for less and I dont think anybody else should have It any cheaper than I get It unless you want to give It away I cant write anything worth reading but I can think as much as anybody and dont want anything but what is right JOHN T GROSS CHRISTIAN SUICIDE I have received a postal card on which was written the following Talmage Jr maintains that none but atheists commit sucldo The gentleman below did not know about Talmage Jr otherwise he would still liv- I l l t PJ l itr NewkWith a worn little copy of the Testament slnoll hand and tfhedestroylng revolver In the other 4 1foundthe Pere Marquette tracks near Mich igan Ave Detroit on March 25 1905 If the religious revivals that have been conducted in some parts of the country had had any moralizing In fluence over the people we would ex pect to see tho people happier and less crime than before these but nobody remarks any Improvements and suicide seems if any difference to be still Increasing In the reported cases of suicide there is only a small per cent in which the religious opln ion is Indicated but when It is indi cated they are nearly always Chris tians Infidel suicide Is almost un known 77 And Expects to Read the Blade 30 Years More Everest Kas March 29 1905 Dear Old Friend Moore I am 77 years old and I enjoy the Blade very much I think I will be reading It for 15 or 30 years more and you will be editing it too I a Welchman I lived with a good man years She died two years ago this March 23 and have been Ing with my second wife six months- I would like to meet you List never shallOWEN JONES THE SOUTHWEST A Grand Country for Homeseekers and Investors Excursion Rates Twice a Month Arkansas Louisiana end Texas of er the greatest inducements for per sons desiring to own their homes Cheap land producing almost any anywhereIter n growIng country aro some of the ad vantages Unexcelled for raising fruits and vegetables for early markets Land that can be bought for to per acre can be made to yield 100 to 200 per acre in orchard and truck farm First and third Tuesdays of each month we sell homcseekers tickets from Memphis and Cairo at one tare plus 200 for the round trip April 4th and 18th special low round trip ratesless than one way tarc15OO and less from Memphis and Carlo to points in Texas Low rates in proportion from points East of Memphis and Carlo Literature descriptive of above co1 and Information about rates will be mailed upon request- L SCHAEFER T P A Cotton Belt Route Cincinnati 0 i t f4ot 0 r r oc From Daily Solophone Paragould Arkansas JAPAN AND RUSSIA Which Is the Heathen and Which Is The Christian Discussed by an Eminent Divine Rev Dr Gregory of New York The Russian press Is doing Its level best to keep tho world in mind of the fact that the war In the Far East Is a clash between Christianity and Pa ganism between the followers of the Cross and a lot of benighted heathen who are groping In spiritual darkness and bowing down In their wretched superstition to images of wood and Russian Governmena as a gen eral thing keeps a pretty sharp cen sorship on tho newspapers but It has helped rather than hindered the Russian press in its harping upon tho glorious fact that the soldiers of the Czar are also tho soldiers of the Christ and that tho Japs are a set of wretched pagans who beliovo not In Christ but In Buddha Nominally it is true the Russians are Christians and the Japs are Pagans but in reality it Is Just the reverse the Russians being the Pa gans and the Japs the Christians What Is Christianity anyway Is it a profession of belief and the prac tlcing of a certain ritual or is it a life a life that manifests itself in a progressive kindly and justiceloving civilization Iftue latter then Japan is away ahead of Russia In progressiveness there is no com parison between the Colossus of the North and the Island Kingdom Eighty per cent of the Russian pea pIe are unable to read or write while in Japan education is almost univer salThe Russian Government is a Jug gernaut crushing the life out of the people grinding them to death in its heartless merciless greed of power and gold while the Government of Japan is beautifullY paternal existing to bless rather than to curse the Japanese people So barbarous and cruel is the Rus sian Government that if the truth were known it would probably be found that the overwhelming major ity of the people are praying that the Makado may give it a death thrust while on the other hand so fair and beneficent is the Japanese Government that every one of the forty millions of its subjects is ready to die for Ita and beneficence of the Powers that Be In Japan are elicit lug such patriotism courage and devotion as perhaps the world never witnessed before while the unspeak able tyranny and brutality of tho Rus sian authorities are plucking the heart of valor out of the rank and file of their soldiery and making them the laughing stock of the world On the gory battlefields of the Far East the Japs are looking with In finite skill and tenderness after the sick and the wounded providing for them with a compassion that would have mightily touched the heart of a Bayard or a Sidney as well as with the science that would have made Napoleon and Grant look on with blank amazement And while the cossacKS m Man churia their onetime terrible pres tige gone forever are fleeing before the victorious little Japs the Cossacks in Russia are running amuck among the unarmed populace riding down old men defenseless women and in nocent little children slashing them with their swords beating them with their knouts crushing them under tho ironshod feet of their horses Well may we ask then Which are the Christians The answer is not far to seek and here it Isthe Japanese They may know very little of the historical Christ iney may be deplor ably ignorant of the creeds over which Christians have been quarreling and fighting for two thousand years but of the real spirit of Christianity as taught by the Great Friend and Broth er of us an they have very much more than is possessed by the Russians or to be more precise by the crowd that is at tho head of the Russians- In this case clearly the Pagans are the better Christians and the nighted heathen who bow down to Images of wood and stone are show ing not only more intelligence and courage but more pity and love than are shown by the followers of the on the margin of the above was Trying to steal over thunder T W Nesmith That tells the whole story The Russians are the most thorough Christians in the world and are the worst people In the world The Japs are tue most thoroughIn fidels in tho world and tho greatest and best people in the world f ffr1 P t1 11 Nothing but Infidelity can stop the crime and misery with which Chris tianity is cursing the world No man or woman can be great and good without being an Infidel Christianity spells all that is hateful AN OLD CnRISTIAN Wants to Help Me to Make Us All Better Ottawa Kans March 24 05 Friend C C Moore- I received your letter and was glad to hear from you I see from last weeks Blade that the book entitled The Marvelous Story of Man got Into your hands I sent it to Mr Hughes to pay for the Blade as was some behind and I did not have the dollar I thought it would be worth that much to him I think it Is worth that much to any ono who wants to know what man is and what he has done Man is the highest typo of ani mal that know anything about yet- I believe there are in existence be- Ings as much superior to man as mau jag to a butterfly still I do not know it to be a fact nor can I prove it We can believe many things we cannot demonstrate It seems to me that is all we can say in regard to the being we call God yet we can believe there is such a being who rules over all and orders all things aright although we cannot understand it You may ask me why do you believe there is such an intelligent being in existence as you describe and yet you cannot un derstand or comprehend how or where he exists I answer Because it looks more reasonable to me although it may not to you to think of some great powerful and intelligent being who made and planned and set in order the few things around me and then I have reason to believe teat there are a thousand times more wonderful things in existence I cannot see and therefore- I believe there is such a being called God It does not look reasonable- to me tnat all these things that I see and can partially understand could have been here unless there had been some great and powerful Intelligence- to make arrange and set in order what we know are here You may ask me where did God come from where did the material he made the worlds and this world and ourselves and all other things we see around us All I can say is I do not know J have been asking these questions reading studying to find an answer for the last sixty years I have been reading your paper for the last four teen or fifteen years and all the real light I have got from yourself and all your friends who write for the Blade is I do not believe there is any God in existence neither have I seen any one who has Can any person firm that there is nothing in existence only that which he or some one in this world has seen- I think that even your self would not be willing to make that affirmation You know that a mans belief or un belief changes no fact or truth no matter who believes it or denies It I have heard people tell others Jesus died to save them if they would believe it Now if It is a fact or it is a truth that Jesus the hrlst did die or was nailed to the cross to save mankind no per sons faith can change that fact or truth Friend Moore you tell your Infidel friends they must live better lives than Christians or people will not have any faith in them or their doctrine That is true and I wish and hope that your influence may be in harmony with morality and if this can be brought about there is no doubt but it will make Christians live better lives and thereby all will be benefited I would be glad if we could all be influenced to do better and put away this selfish greedy disposition which seems at this time to control the whole nation Keep pegging away at them as Lincoln used to say and if every ono who wants the world bet ter will do his best our time will not be lost and we will have reward I wish you success From your friend in making people better JOHN JEF FERIES It is strange that anybody can be love in the existence of a God but there is hardly anything too irrational for people to believe if they and their ancestry for generations have been taught it from infancy Many nations and religions have had their Gods and the Greeks and Romans at the highest of their civ ilization had many gods male and female Venus and Cupid being the oringlnal of the Virgin Mary and fant Jesus that the Christians now have and the Jehovah of the Jews and Christians is only another form of the name of the Jove of the Greeks and and Mohammedans have only ono god as Tom Paine had and the Christians have three gods that they call one God The Japanese now the most super AlL ior race on the earth have no god or godsare pure atheists The whole trend of religious thought- Is now toward atheism The more tivated preachers do not believe in a god as much as Tom Paine did But the man who believes wring and docs right is a much better man a than he who believes right and does Christians says that bclleveing right is a virtue for which men should bo rewarded by eternal happiness The Infidel says that belief and disbelief are more accidents of life as are the other conditions of our lives and that there is therefore no merit or demerit In belief or unbelief and that it is only the doing of good as old Chris tian Brother Jefferles suggests that ought to be allowed to enter Into the estimate of any mans character and doing good or doing evil are the only things for which we ought to be warded or punishedxIn my debate with Wilkinson when we were waiting for the time to come for us to go onto ua platform quite a number of the audience being present and hearing us he sitthg by a table and I standing I sate to him Does God have eyes Ho salt Yes I said Does God have ears He said Yes said Docs God have a nose Ho said I dont know I said to him Does God have bowels He said Yes I said What does God eat and Wilkinson said I suppose he eats nectar that what Gods eat Ho was evidently plainly lying or making a fool of himself or rather I was making afool of himIBut there Is a very much stronger point than this against the existence of a God the delicacy of which forbids its public discussion That is the mat ter of the sex of God If I should speak of the Christians God as She or It Christians would regard it as blasphemy whereas if I speak of God as He it is regarded as all proper while really if there could bo any such thing as blasphemy there could be nothing more blasphemous than the assertion that God Is dis tinctively of the masculine gender much the grossest of the three genders and the blasphemy would boa thous and times as bad as the worst con struction of the blasphemy for which I was put in Jail in Lexington which particular instance was really jthe very opposite of blasphemy though at other times before and since th n blasphemy was and is with me as com mon as any other form of s echo While therefore it is trueijhat any man who follows to its con clusions the argument for the exis tence of a God must lie or stultify himself as Wilkinson did It is also true as Brother Jefferles suggests that belief or disbelief about anything is a small and Inconsiderable matter and that the all in all of human life is in what we do and say saying be- Ing regarded as the same as doingI and equally affecting human happi ness If there Is any one class of people who more than any other I would love to have join with me in an effort to make us all better and happier they are Christians who are willing to ignore all matters of belief or disbelief about religion and do and say all they can to make themselves and all the balance of us better and happier the only true purpose that intelligent and good people can have EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN IDAHO abound in rich agricultural lands suitable for diversified farming and fruit raising without irrigation Cheap grazing lands can be secured and the largest body of white pine in the Unit ed States is located in northern Idaho Here are found the famous wheat fields of the Palouse and Big Bend countries The mining camps of the Coeur dAlene and Bitter Root Mountains as well as the Rossland and Republic districts furnish profitable markets for all the farmer or fruit grower cui raise For maps and full information regarding this and other regions along the Northern Pacific ask for Series E123 Write to C W MOM Genl Emigration Agent Northern Pacific Ry St Paul Minn BLUE GRASS BLADE GOOD REMEDY FOR IGNORANCEI Emanuel Ky Charles C Moore Dear slrI notice In a late issue of the Blade signed Nowegian In which he speaks lightly ot the moun tains of Kentucky being descendants of Ham etc and so on But I am glad to inform him through the Blade that as the world moves we have moved too and that freethought is all up and down our Valley and on all our old Kentucky hills and that we know that his an cestors as well as ours once swung by their tails from trees in the jungles mPM jJl We are not so meek and lowly as represented yet a kinder more hospitable or intelligent ceoole than the Kentucky mountaineers never existed They do not have the respect for the clergy of years gono by and the fact now that a man is a preacher is signal to watch him Yet thero is by far too much Ig norance in all tho world and I think a good remedy for it is the Blue Grass Blade EMMET JOYNER St Louis Star BECOMES BOY IS BORN Unionville Mo March 16 Tho most sensational death In this vicinity recently is the suicide by strychnine of Miss Eva Miller 24 twentyfour hours after giving birth to a boy baby Miss Miller was a daughter of a welltodo farmer living near Union ville and for several years has been employed in town as a domestic She has always born tho best repu tation being a member of a local church and commanding the highest respect of the community She post tively refused to reveal the Identity of tho man who had betrayed her She spent several months in Kansas last summer telling friends prior to to her departure she was going to be married but she returned In tho fall and took up the old life here St Louis Star SPECIAL PRAYER FOR VICTORY Berlin March 20 Tho newspaper sufferingLspends two hours every day praying in the palace chapel He telegraphed to Father John of Kronstadt recently to compose special prayers for a Russian victory and likewise for the repression of tho revolutionary movement He sent a similar telegram to the Archbishop of Moscow He wears- a crucifix on his breast continually a protection against assassination St Louis Star CLASP HANDS ON THE GALLOWS Richmond Va March lGPeter Danney murderer of a negro woman and Edward Austin who assaulted n nineyearold colored girl were hanged together in the court yard of the Hen ry County jail this morning Both negroes died courageously Danney was accompanied to the scaf fold by a negro Baptist prechei and Austin by a Catholic priest The last act of the men was to press their manacled hands together on tho gallows in a frledly clasp Cincinnati TimesStar PROVES THE STORY OF EVE Baltimore March 24 To an au dience which In McCoy hall of the John Hopkins university followed the archaeological lecture by Mr James Teakle Dennis of Baltimore upon Tombs of tho Ancient Egyptians the Biblical story of Eve being formed from the rib of Adam seems perfectly clear Inasmuch as Mr Dennis says more than onehalf of the skeletons which he found had thirteen ribs The remains of over 175 human bodies many of them estimated to date back in life to 6000 years before Christ were discovered by the party of which Mr Dennis was a director and of this number the thirteenribbed indi viduals were in sufficient numbers to make this anatomical peculiarity a dis tinctive feature I suppose the Lord found out that thirteen was an unlucky number St Louis Star DIVINE GUILTY OF GAMBLING Wilmington March 20Ater spend lIng most of the day In hearing argu ments of counsel the committee appointed to try the case of the Rev Wilbur F Corkran D D this afternoon returned a vlredlct of guilty of gambling and high imprudence and minIsterial conduct but not guilty of falsehood and fraud Ho was suspended for one year Dr Corkran declined to discuss the case after the verdict had been given but his counsll though Rev J A B Wilson gave notice of an appeal to the judicial conference of the church PASTOR A CHEAT IIOWA Convicts Him of Fraud a Horse Trade iSioux City Iowa March 20fhe Rev S Koster of the Dutch Reformed church at Hull has been convicted by a church jury of cheating a member of his hock In a horse trade Last summer Koster borrowed a horse from a member of his church to drive to a small town across the MinnesotaIowa line He sold the horse and pocketed the proceeds tell ing the owner that tho animal had died and giving him another horse not nearly so valuable JJIfFl s- a 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Great Northern z 1ia Railway or to F I Whitney General Passenger and Ticket Agent Ct Paul Minn 10 RAISING THEIR CHIL- DRENON THE BLADE Earllngton Ky March 19 05 Brothers Moore and Hughes Dear HeathensThe Blade has found its way into this part of Ken tucky for 15 years this March so send in my little wlnlaui V movd me up to I believe you should cut out tho linquents but after I have shuffled off this mortal coil you must please remember the widow and her two little heathens wo are trying to raise as we believe the B G B counsels as being as essential as their diet to make them useful men and women Like Mrs Sarah Bible we use the Blade to keep off haute and witches as wo have an infected graveyard between the house and barn that has had spooks and ghosts galore and not Holy Ghosts either as tho pious Christians have had a great horror of them especially on dark nights No advise as to publishing and edit ing the Blade only keep It sharp and cut wide swath through the pious is my prayerT B tUSK SOME POETRY FROM THE GOSPEL SEARCHLIGHT Brother Shaw of the Searchlight Infidel Waco Texas sends on to me a copy of the uospci Searchlight luampbelllto Searchlight that has been sent to him by Its editors the Saul and Nestor of whom is my man U ly Wilkinson There is in that same issue of the S a piece of poetry by C II Kennedy who lsj t12 of the 13 edi tors of that In readlngtlJis pome please notice that it Isnot against an Infidel but against another preacher It Is as a preacher in the Territory Thats traveled all around thro it This preacher is a big gun His name Is John E Pruitt Ho came to Indlanola a town in the West To try to deceive my brethren To get to feather his nest But they wero on tho alert Their watch did not abate So when he crowed and roared loud Ho was challenged to debate Just trot you out your man Sir Ho blowed it on his horn And I will make him curse the day That he was ever born So they sent out and got old red head who has been in many a fight To show this wholly mortal man Tim way to fly his kite His kite string is so short That twill only reach the earth But before it reaches the kingdom There must bo another birth The kingdom has been established k T Gh 1 aaattltl vj lf beautiful PACIFIC And the apostle John was in It r And the Kingdom of Christ will standflfp With materialism again it A man who is capable of writing poetry like that is the kind that Pope McGarvey of Lexington sendif out into the world to preach anl1iidltilJw- a religious paper j Fi ti iv DOG FENNEL jBlad Keeps Him From Going to Church V3Alexandria Minn 32705 j C C Moore X D D x Dear FriendPlease nnd 100 jorHb subscription to the Blade Thero is only one fault with your paper slid that is it gets here Sunday morning and delays my churchgoing to anal alarming ext mt Ki I have just read your Dog Fennelai and to say the least it is ono of tile best books I have read It was quite consoling to me toj learn the truth about those holy fatiesa in the Orient fWishing you 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Meetings wero held in Los Angeles 1 1 crime has Increased at an alarming rate I suppose they intend to tell the Devil when ho comes for them Jesus paid It all Fraternallyf t s A SMITHE f Cj q jJ i