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Digital page images are linked to the text file. rp if z N iLrt4 r gLUE uss BLADEl tit HEATHEN WHE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS IPUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 4 YEAR IN 4Z7F4T01 A T ParkerHlgh aai Aanlantl Fass8ldst if LEXINgTONkY SUNDAY APRIL 23 E M 305 100 A YEAR i rTEltM31 iMue for one year 100 club of five NEW subscribe 88 ceto eaoh 1350 for five Termer1t10 per year In advance torefcn wibicrlpUoii 150 1f Nw eubecrIbere cent oae for 2IO JyMkogall Money Orders Drafte r Orders parable to nllllreOraw Blade Lexington change your address vleelthiroffice giving your old Ic- r yifWM the new addreM i 1end 7ourubllerlPUO Bali f wiUt you are a new or oU- i sber 1 4c ttloi 15 W8hortp the Krasucky post office at LexlW5 M Second Glass Mall all communications to BLADE P O BOX MatterITelephone Kentucky 819 Telephone WASHINGTON 801 bodies of timber affords for the establish and shingle mills cleared Is exceedingly and fruit grain and Vege In great abundance These find a ready market In the lumber and the Alascamps the larger cities ka trade Government timber land- Vii can still bo secured while cutover t lands suitable for dairying and truck t at reagardening can be purchased sonable prices along the Northern i Pacific Railway between Seattle and Sumas For maps and full Information re gardlng this and other regions along t the Northern Paclfls Railway ask for Series H 123 Write to C W MOTT Gen Emigration Agt Northern Pacific Ryr St Paul Minn BLUE GRASS TRACTION CO rCars leave Lexington for Paris every hour front d a m to 9 a m ex cept 11 a m and p m Leaves Paris for Lexington every hour from 4 a m to 10 p m except 12 noon and p m Leaves Lexington for Georgetown every hour from 7 a m to 11 p m 11 a m and 10 p m Leave rGeorgetown for Lexington every hour from m to 10 p m except 10 a m 12 noon 7 and 9 p m Car 14 carrying freight express and trunks leaves Lexington for Georgetown at 360 Leaves Georgetown at 10 a m Leaves Lexington for Paris at 1135 a m Leaves Paris hat 146 P m t Freight rates also special rates for excursions for supper and theater parties and for school buslnesn and family tickets can be had on nppllca tlon at the companys office 404 West Main street Lexington Ky E T Phone Home Phone 1274 Y ALEXANDER President Send us a club of five subs rih ers for the Blade nt 50 cents each We want to increase the circuln tion of this paper several thous t and copies this spring Do you- rf7 part Y jftrit i1 f QUITS THE CHURCH PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER NO LONGER AGREES WITH WEST MINISTER CONFESSION OF FAITH t llXM4sIt 11411 Presbyterian ylnl try muchofwblch Was posRI hl this aitvaspastorb RathIDrjChurchV Ina letter to the Presbyterian an saysfPJI8sentlng me Westminster of faith and finding many of my differences not removed by the explanatory statement recently adopted by the General Assembly I have come to the conclu sion that I am In duty and honor bound to withdraw from the Presbyterian Church It is step that I would gladly have avoided had I felt that I could do so conscientiously and honorably Twenty years ago all Presbyterians believed or professed to belfevc nearly all of them being liars and especially the skybustersthat all ba bios that had not been run through the holy hocus pocus of having a Presbyterian to sprinkle sonic water en of a big spittoon that cupfor just any old thing went to hell and gnashed their toothless gums thats wh ttthe rascals called iterlastiegr fire and brimstone Old jeierHklcked aglnMtjbut he had ij cn himself all infixed with Bessie Turner and Mrs riwhats her name and he didnt count much i Then BrIggs kicked like a Texas steer and that counted a big lot and then Lyman Abbott gave Presbyterian- Ism a black eye by being agin and Talmage gave It another black eye by being for It and It has gone on now until the only Presbyterian in the United States that has any standing Is my nephew Dabnoy of the Univer sity of Cincinnati and I want him tp remain a Presbyterian as long as lives and then bo preserved In alcJ hol when ho dies and be put In thS Simian department of a zoological museum along side of a stuffed Go rilla the Presbyterian and the Goril la now becoming extinct along with the Ichthlosaurus Iguanodon and Gu Herlmusglascutus and in a few years young people who read about Presby terians that used to be will want to know what kind of looking things they were and would hate for any body to think that any body kin to me was anything like Sitting Bull or Hollow HornHorse or Hole in the Day or Stick In the mud or Man afrald or his horse or wife either or any of those gentle savages all of whom are good Injuns when they are dead and that I met out In the Injun Territory when I went out thera to debate with that Campbellito liar Wilkinson and a h of a debate It was RELIGIOUS KILLING A Quarrel Over Whether Joshua Made The Sun Stand Still Ends Fatally For One Guthrie Okla April 10 Sheriff Bart Murphy tonight arrested John Blnckwell who last night shot and tally Injured his neighbor Arthur Bradshaw as a result of a quarrel over religion They attended church together last night and homeward bound they became Involved In a dls pute as to whether or not Joshua made the sun stand still as related by the preacher In his sermon Upon reaching home they renewed the quar rel and Blackwell shot Bradshaw GIRLS TELL REVOLTING STORY Shawnee Okla April 10 E E Williams formerly a negro preacher with his wife and three daughters has been under police surveillance for some time and Saturday night a raid discovered a negro man with one of his daughters The whole family was arrested and after being assured that the police would not let t lr bI e the old man of whom ttrtt fear hurtr thenyyi Id horrlblp story of ho tedtt thein to make them mix heir home inking the mpnoj od for this inhuman nD ket Ing It himself One ydars old said she J per while Jn Memphis ti er storY t aroused itn lion that tte ebpi4 t look Into the wseVWij wife were h fti po lice coiirf willie tile a in castigated 1 JI I JmkED TO i the nuixaliachle Te Ler prls hasbc n sntfme J iitan probably a naifbaked Cl who tore the label off to hide e Along the whole topiif age are the words John Hea ling pays the death penalty oi lows and u whole page is to his taklrigoff The paper states that ethnl Col Young was of the colored pe ion but was educated and a ul doon financially Col Young In anticipation o proaching taking off was bap by the ducking process showln hat theologically ha was all hunky Ho rode to the scaffold hts head leaning on the shoulder tie Rev Poole and saying all th that he was innocent- A part of the Colonels prattl AS follows J From 730 to 830 ThursdayKtit religious service was held Intf of Youngs cell Several songif sung and a number of prayers off Those who held the service ado4 ed the doomed man to go cou ly to the scaffold and to raefet bravely putting his trust cornjm in an All Wise Being 33 Where shall I inet in nit ylI oskodpno of fhrSifcl1 In heavenwile tho reply pf youngy When the preachers were parting from him he told them he felt sure he was saved and that he was going to heaven ti- The little Inadvertency for which Colonel Young was hung poetry was as follows- A cullud gemmen by the distinguished name of Moore was deporting himself all properly as all people of that name are apt to do and was sit ting on the side of the creek with his wife fishing Young sneaked through the bushes behind Moore and shot him with a shot gun in the back of his head blowing nearly all of his seeIondmunition for which Col Young Is to be censured as the first shot blew nearly all of my namesakes head ott1 Young did this because he was dead stuck on Mrs Moore and she blowed on him Young thing more poetry Moores body into deep water in the creek where it was found days afterward When the Colonel was hung the crowd black and white joined in the hymn I am going home I reckon he got there Ell JOHN THE BAPTIST IS DEAD Woodcllffo N J April 3John the Baptist of the Angel Dancers of Lords Farm has killed himself in a fit of religious frenzy Ho shot himself through the heart with a rifle pulling the trigger with his bare great toe John the Baptist was John Mc Cllntock In private life and he carried the religious fanaticism of the Angel Dancers so far In his five years asso ciation with them that even the Angel Dancers themselves several times threatened to disown him He tried to break up several of the Dowle meet ings in this city a year ago Ho preached wherever the spirit in him manifested Itself on the street In his own home or in a street car Several times he jumped from his wagon rushed Into a church and In sisted on being heard Still Talmago says that only Infidels suicide The natural reconciliation of this discrepancy Is that Talmago lied Salina Ian Enclosed please find another dollar from the old Belgian atheist I am old and cannot tell when my time will come to return to the infinite atomic universe T A LAMBOTTE Jed CALLEDTALE OF LORDS FAST AN ALLEGORY Said There Was Nothing Miraculous About It as Jesus Was a Man A New Mission May Be Formed In Mqrrlstown J MorrIstown NJApril 5 1905 The dissensions which have existed amongst the members of St Peters Episcopal Church have been Intensi fied by the Invitation to the Rev El wood Worcester D D rector of Em manuel Church Boston to preach tomorrow evening at the Lenten ser vIces According to those opposed to his preaching here Dr Worcester has declared himself unorthodox by a sermon preached Ash Wednesday- On that occasion Dr Worcester ex pressed the opinion that the account of our Lords 40 days fast was not to be Interpreted literally but only a poetical pictorial allegory and that there was nothing miraculous about It as Jesus was a man Such a statement Is contrary to all the doctrines of the Episcopal church which adheres firmly to the teachings jot Christ and the Bible as realities Thls new break among the members of tlfe church Is liable to bring the lame looked for separation and a new mission will be organized here for ko members who believe In follow erules of the church strictly isIFiermon referred to as iJM teeter of Emmanuel 4 recod as unorthodox In churchl ktowardthe teachings of fcurch was preached at Emman- liirch sCflt The topic of Dr Worcesters ser mon was the afternoon of the day mentioned contained the following quotations Even devout writers have declared that the temptations of Christ can be believed only by simple and credulous people After long meditation and study I have found what I believe to be the true light In this nebulous mat ter surrounding these writings of the disciple They are to be explained by the fact that Christ frequently withdrew from his followers to medi tate In solitude and around these withdrawals have been grouped these Worcester Is at present visiting New York City Dr Tanner in the Interest of science fasted 42 days beating the record of J C days the doctor giv ing every opportunity for the public to see that his fast was genuine while no law of any civilized country would regard the evidence of the fast of J C as competent In any court Since then a religious died from starvation on enthusiastI of his fast so that the even If established proves nothing DR WILSON ON OSLERS AGE LIMIT In the Searchlight for April Is an article on Dr Osters Age Limit from which extract the following Three or four hundred years ago they did not allow Liberals to live any great length of time so we cannot speak positively of those ages Cop ernlcuM and Galileo however performed their greatest Intellectual labors after fifty Voltaire lived past ninety and was as vital Intellectually at sev entyfive as at twentYfi e although be was always frail of body The same was true of Herbert Spencer who had Just finished The Synthetic Philos ophy shortly before he died at the age of ninetythree Darwin was never more vigorous than In his later years and his case alone is sufficient dence of the shallowness of Oslers theory The same may be said of Franklin Victor Hugo Wagner Ber thelot Thlers Combes Ibsen Bjorge sen Huxley Tyndal and many others Haeckel at seventy was never more intellectually active Among contem porary Liberals In this country the most vital and Intellectually active have been men and women past forty Ingcrsoll was just beginning his fa mous career at that age Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Ws tWhltman were t l vigorous to the last Here we have Editors Shaw Moore Davis Harman and Gco Macdonald whose intellectual fires are not diminished There Is Dr Footo Dr Croffut Dr Wetmore Parish B Ladd Daniel K Tennoy Ot to WettsteIn and a host of other names familiar to you all whom we would not want to see chloroformed Among Liberals the old are far more active than the young I have always claimed that active Liberalism keeps the brain both young and productive The deadline largely depends upon the object and pursuit in view Youth makes a greater blaze but less heat Prof Osler can array sufficient In stances of youthful genius and accomplishment to make a mighty argument in his favor but at the same time most of us know that wo have to live forty years before we begin to know what fools we have been allour lives I certainly appreciate the compli ment of being placed in such a cate course Dr Wilson did not mean to say that ho had exhausted the list of all the aged who have done and are doing good work In their old age and there are three otther men that I wish to add to that list They are George Jacob Holyoake of England Judge Waite of America and E Coffin of Springfield Ohio Hon Cof fin was the warden of the Ohio peni tentiary when I was a government convict there He Is an Infidel and Is physically Intellectually and morally a very large manWhile he Is now getting no pay for what he does in his old line and does not need it because he Is a rich man ho Is still working ardently for the good of prisoners tie is the greatest penologist In the world If I have to go to that penitentiary again and he Is 100 years old I want him to bo warden at the time But they cant do anything more to me now butt me arid they say attcf a few 11 1tttYO got ftg hanging and that It alnt bad- I used to see fellows hung when I was a newspaper reporter They didnt kick about it in a few minutes I can just blaspheme to my hearts content these times and they will never send me to the penitentiary any more cause it suits me too well- I am In the penitentiary just like that ole ole rabbit born long befo Brer Rabbit that Uncle Remus knew that wsso happy when the boy threw him In the briar bushes just for spite THE FIRM FOUNDATION CAMP BELLITE PAPERA MARKED COPY COMES TO ME The Firm Foundation Campbellite paper of Austin Texas having 13 edi torsnot so many as other Campbel lite papers in that of 4th comes to me having twomarked firsts of these my man U 1y Wilkinson announces that he will soon Issue a book called Infidelity against itself He says he does not know what the price will be I sup pose It will be 10 cents as that Is the usual price of the books that that gang gets out- I hope It will have a good long chapter frpm Zachary on my stealing Mulrs bogs Thats a good tad and they ought to work It for all thats in It The other marked piece is as fol lows Infidel Insinuations There is an infidel sheet published at Paris Texas that says nearly all the Bible heroes and heroines were bad men and bad women It also traces men and women for ages in Its own interpretation and says through all these decades of time the worship of the true God produced only one tuous woman while the worship of heathen gods produced 32000 It then adds At this rate It would pay even now to Import a few strange gods This is a strike at the virtue of American women In order to uphold poor worthless Infidelity The history of the world is that civilization follows tho Bible that virtue follows Bible ceptation No Infidel can point out ono virtue in the position he holds Not one But when men claiming to be decent must resort to insinua tlons on the vlrtuoof his mother sis ter or daughter because she Is trained asI hides away to give place to a viler term more capable of representing the act Terrible terrible Yes a tree is known by its fruits and this J ttthink Is the fruit of infidelity If the Bible that wrote It Moreover the Bible FfIs accepted as an established proposl tlon It has stood the test of ages such a test as has withered the life of every other book and yet It stands as a bright beacon light on the shores of time J IItsphere Let aem produce the name of the man who wrote It If he Is human at least let them produce a more sea l1slnuateyou what I say on account of the vile aspsertlons made but get the March and April numbers of the Examiner Paris Texas and you will see It Is sadly ad t 0 W S Those letters G W S stand for George Washington Savage I met some of the original Savages out there In the Injun Terrortory when I went out here to scrap with Ugly Wilkinson The regular Injun Savage who ieves that a volcano Is Gods pipe that he is smoking is a nice kInd gen tie man and while ho dont talk much himself and thereby shows his good sense and good manners he listens to me talk with great respect But when a Savage gets to eating a 111peclallyington tommyhatchet LiI The F FwIthout the V ojlt cannot give the name ota single man from Adam to Jesus Chris It trfnclr1drag bgth who is intfvhe the Bible as a very prominent Bible character who ought not to have been put in jail or hung for the rascality that the Bible says he was guilty of if you except my friend Jimmy who wrote a book of only five chapters In the Nev Testament Nobody but a Poor would say It the Bible Is of human origin produce the human who wrote it because any man of common Intelligence would swer by saying If the and Morman are of human origin produce the human who wrote It There are thirteen Bibles of differ ent religions and of course they are a r all of divine origin because this un I tutored Savage cannot produce the1lman that wrote any of them If any God wrote Savages Bible ho ought according to his own logic torbe able to produce the God that wrote It and so it is that just any old fool talk suah as we hear In bug houses and saloons will do for preachers Nobody but a fool would think that what I am not saying is any reflection upon my mother sister daughter or wife Thats an old playedout scheme that preachers try on when Infidels knock them out with argument That racket about the bright beacon light on the stoves of time pointing to aIbright eternity reminds me of some of Wilkinsons graft in what he called debatingIf Bible was accepted as an established proposition that would not at nil prove It true but the fact Is that all over Christendom the most learned preachers and professors are t saying that tho Bible Is not true Hardly an issue of this paper ap pears that does not tell of one or more of these theological bigwigs renounc- Ing the Bible Go soalt your head and get sober Savage and see If you cant get to be civilized 125 CINCINNATI AND RETURN Via i i QUEEN AND CRESCENT ROUTE Sunday April 23rd special train leav ling Lexington at 730 a m Tickets only on special train and date of sale returning same date Ask ticket agent for particulars BELOVEDMore of our time spent In obeying and less In praying would very much Improve human codltlons d J i rBLUE GRASS BLADE+ 11 EDITED Br A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOLUME XIV NUMBER 8 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY APRIL 30 E M 305 100 A YEAR yGfATERMS OF THE BLADE 1 for one year 100 In clubs of fire NEW subscribers cents each fSSO for five Terme100 per year In adTaEce foreign subscription fl10 Five New subscriber seat one yew sr for 1250 Make all Money Order Drafts and Express Orders payable to the r Blue Grass Blade Lexington K- yMWhen you change your address ad this office giving your old Reif as the flew address d your subserlptleBi say whether you are a new or old subscriber Office of 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leave Lexington for Paris ii overy hour from d a m to a m ex cept 11 a m and 8 p m Leaves t Paris for Lexington every hour from i 7 a m to 10 p m except 12 noon and p m Leaves Lexington for Georgetown every hour from 7 a m to 11 p m r except 11 a m and 10 p m Leave n Georgetown for Lexington every hour from a m to 10 p m except 10 a Y m 12 noon 7 and p m Car 14 carrying freight express and trunks leaves Lexington for Georgetown at 350 Leaves George town at 10 a m Leaves Lexington for Paris at 1135 a m Leaves Paris 1MB p m Freight rates also special rates for tJiat for supper and theater and for school buslnesn and tickets can be had on applica r at the companys office 404 West Main street Lexington Ky E T Phone Home Phone 1274 Y ALEXANDER President Send us n club of five subscrib 1ers for the Blade at 50 cents each f We want to increase the circula tion of this paper several thous I and copies this spring Do your i part qt 1Rti fv Parker Septa IJ h and Ashland East Side Rev E L Powell D D Just Everlasting Raising Hell in Louisville 1he Louisville CourierJournal of April 21 contains headlines and all the following DR POWELLS FRIENDS SEEK CHANCE TO DO HIM HONOR Their Testimonial Banquet Will Be Attended by Several Hundred Leading Citizens Following the announcement that tho Rev E L Powells friends had determined to give him a testimonial banquet the committee on arrange ments has been deluged with Inquir ies as to the dinner Every Indica tion Is that the event will be one that will show Dr Powell Just how close he is to the hearts of Louisvilles business and professional men The committee on arrangements composed of Messrs Ben La Bree Thomas E Basham and Phil T Al Hn Is mailing to several hundred of Dr Powells friends the following In vitation Your Presence Is Requested at a TESTIMONIAL BANQUET to be given to the REV E L POWELL D D at the GALT HOUSE MONDAY a EVENING MAY 1905a a OCLOCK to celebrate his fortysev enth birthday eighteenth weddlngjjannlvefsary anda a eighteenth year Ot his pasa a torate of the First Chrisa a tlan Churchaa PLATES 150 EACH Kindly Indicate on eu a closed blank whether you a desire one or PJQre plates a and accompany same witha check payable to M Carya Peter treasurer 235237 a West Main street not latera than May 1aBEN LaBREEaa THOS E BASHAMa PHIL T ALLIN Com R W Brown is to act as toastmas ter and the following speakers are to respond Dr Charles Ewell Cralk A Y Ford Dr Burris A Jenkins Dr Carter Helm Jones M Gary Peter R W Knott and E J McDermott The subjects have not been assigned to the speakers but this will be done by the committee on arrangements assisted by the toastmaster- As the invitation sets forth Dr Powell on May will have been a resident of Louisville eighteen years having come at that time to take charge of the First Christian Church as pastor It also marks the eigh teenth anniversary of his marriage and the forty seventh anniversary of his birth It is not saying too much to give to Dr Powell the distinction of making as many friends In Louis ville as any citizen ever claimed Ho Is a member of three Masonic lodges the Order of Elks the Odd Fellows lodge the Filson Club Is a trustee of the New Louisville Public Library Is President of tho American Chris tian Missionary Society and is Iden tified with many movements looking to the progress of the city not only spiritually but In a commercial and In an artistic way Dr Powell Is an honorary member of the Pendennls Club and for several years has been a paying member of the Commercial Club On the night following the tes timonial banquet he will be given the honorary life membership of the Commercial Club for this fiscal year at Its annual open meeting to be held at one of the largo hotels The CourierJournal and the Louis ville Commercial Club and the whole of Louisville are now making a spe cial effort to boom that town They sent me a lot of fine stationery for me to print to help the boom and a selfaddressed prepaid postal proposing to make me a member of their gang I wrote on the card and mail ed them My paper Is strictly a re lIglous publication and I take no stock in any sublunary graft I would rather be in hell barefooted eating corn dodgers and clabber with some of that maple syrup on it that Broth L er La Tourette sent Jim and me and dandelion greens than to be at a dinner given to a Campbellite sky buster with a Rev before his name for a pull and D D behind It for a push If I didnt have to pay my little 150 for my grub but got It and my railroad tickets all free as could have done If I was the same kind of a Campbellite that this upstart jackanapes parvenu Rev E L Powell D D Is I am the only man who ever preached In the Campbellite Church who legitimately has Rev before his name Letters come to me from all over the United States addressed to the Rt Rev Charles Moore D D dnd theysometimes have LL D attached to them for I studied law under Justice George Robertson the greatest lawyer that ever lived in Kentucky and I was or dained to the ministry by old Alexan der Campbell himself and have known him more intimately than any Campbelllte preacher that ever lived and my great granddaddy Stone was the author of the Christian Church that old smart Aleck switched off into the Campbelllte Church nine years after my grandfather had start ed it the most decent religious sect In America and if any Campbellite preacher that ever did live has a right to a Rev before his name and a D D after it I am that swetscented geranium and I had jiplitfjito dp wlth putting the Camp belIile fogs onto either end of m 1 nypeople at large- heje put th ere and my only re cognition of jla fact is when in Dog Fennel years after I had been thus recognized as a D D I put after my name as author X D D I am now the only living man who makes the Campbelllte Church known outside of its own insignificant sect and outside of the limited sec tions of the country where like potato bugs and broom rape and bowl weevil the damned thing has spread My grandfather was in his younger hr h acherl ndedl cator of M C Johnson one of the greatest of American jurists called Brother Stone and in his old days called Father Stone by nearly everybody saint and sinner who knew him He was not called Father be cause like these Catholic priests he had no legitimate children for he had just twice as many as the anti race suicide man Mr Teddy Rooster goiter Old Aleck Campuell was called Elder Campbell and when I was a young saphead preacher hardly old enough to vote and with not half enough sense to vote was called Elder and had a face and a coat- tall on me longer than the moral law and then how In the hell does this Jackleg Powell get to be a Rev and what shebang in this country has bestowed any degree of D D on Powell I got my degree written on parchment 2100 worth of sheepskin In Latin that I could not read further than to understand that it said that I was a prodigy of intellect and learning and which Powell and the whole gang backing him could not read to keep them out of hell am a born aristocrat with the blood of the Argyles In my veins and I know or know of all the aristocracy of Kentucky and excepting Gov Pow ell to whom this feow Is no kin else he would be blowing the fact all the time there Is no Kentucky aristocracy of that name Lazarus W Pow ellIn Kentucky a horse or a bull that Is without a pedigree is n g but anyI scrub wui do to make a preacher out of and preachers exceedingly rarely if at all come from good Jesus Christ wanted some good grub he Invited himself to din nor with Zaccheus the Jerusalem banker or rode Shanks mare or some other old she ass that ho had taken without leave from one of the neigh bors out to the homo of Lazarus at Bethany who Had the finest ocuntry residence In Judea visited the home of Lazarus myself but It was after his death In fact after he had died the second time for you remem ber that the first time he died J C raised him probably In consideration of a raise that Lazarus was to give J C stake or steak just any old way and It seems a little inconsistent with J Cs being so dead struck on po white trash that he didnt raise the poor Lazarus that r J I r lived In Jerusalem instead of the rich Lazarus that lived at Bethany The girls Mary and Martha were dead or had moved away when I was there but they were all nice people and as well as I could understand from the Mohammedan neighbors they talking Arab and I talking kee none of the entire three Lazarus es were Socialists and neither of the girls had ever belonged to the W C T U two facts going to show their good social standing But It was all poppy cock that you readjjm the New Testament about Martha doing her own cooking while J C was slttln up to Mary In the parlor Lazarus owned that whole town see Dog Fennel about as big as Bethany In Virginia famous as the place where old Aleck Campbell edu cated me and she could have had coolts enough to spoil all the broth in Judea you know the Bible says too many cooks spoil the broth but I was traveling with the Cooks and they are all right The house of Lazarus Is the finest residence saw In Judea except that of Dives in Jerusalem though the house of Lazarus of Bethany Is now all tumbled down but the stone ma terial is all there and the house of Col Dives who is now Ing hell be cause he was rich J C being a poor scrub and a Socialist is still in fine order But the way J C used to skin the meat off of yaller leg chick ens at Lazarus house was a caution even to a Methodist or Campbellite preacher Then J would wipe his mouth and his moustache on the tail of his robe de null that all of those fellows wear there to this day Eas ter Sunday that I am writing when his followers here are dyeing eggs pad airing their new bonnets as their mode of worshipping him and mur d lng each other at the fake one of thttwo tombs where he was burled in Jerusalem to get the fire that comes dawn fromheaven tOd ay an- dJWwalk IntjM Parlor to cot Mary Jar5vhohevus4aylng for because she was pretty and had the plnnks and Sweet Williams But Miry J told J C that she did not begrudge him any grub especially as Marthy Ann carried ae smoke house key and managed the niggers and the strictly sublunary business while her Job Mary Js was to look pretty and get the credit of having chosen the better part by sitting In the parlor and talking to the Campbelllte preachers while Marthy Ann stayed at the house on Sundays and made thfi niggers get up big dinners for such chaps as little Jack Horner Mc Garvey and Elijah Longwind Pow ell and little Billy Sunday and other Jerusalem Thomas cats of this stripe But Mary Ann said to J C My dear boy of the curls and hair parted in tthe middle and the red white and blue nightshirt and minus pajamas when it comes to your marrying me thats a horse of another color and cant see it You aint got no daddy that anybody knows of and theres talk about your ma and youve got no plunks and are nothing but a Campbelllte tramp preacher with a fair show for a position in jail or a lunatic asylum and while your prat tle about your being a king is quite as good as a dime novel and saves me the tedium of much of that kind of reading I shall have to draw the line severely at any matrimonial proposals from you And then J C went off and fasted forty days excepting occasionally some French rolls that ho made out of the stones around him stones growing in great luxuriance and abundance in that country hot and with butter and honey on them and with plenty of good Jersey milk that In those days flowed down any ravine though they had quit that when I was there See Dog Fennel Then J started the Christian igion when he saw he couldnt get Mary Ann and so there you are But J C still hankered all the same after good grub and so ho told all the rich people that when they gave casts they must not invite the rich Commercial Clubs and send along a note saying each one must bring along or rather send a bank check and the only check I could have sent would have been one on a Louisville sand bank but they must send out Into the hedges and highways and bring Into their feasts all the tramps Continued on pare four r REV1SMITHUndertakes the Christian Religion Dr T J Bowles of Muncie Ind One of the Finest Samples of Infidelity In All America Recently some lying evangelist ported that he had converted to Christianity a prominent Infidel named Dr T J Edwards at Olney Ind It had the usual earmarks of being a preacher lie as it has since proven to be In my comment on It I asked why did not some preacher convert Dr T J Bowles of Muncie Ind In that same State of Indiana the identity of the profession and initials naturally sug gesting his name and thousands of prominent Infidels knowing Dr Bowles to be an Infidel while none of us knew of any Infidel Dr Ed wards Rev Uriah Smith D D he writing those cabalistic Initials after his name of Marksville Minn writes me under date of April 17 a long com munication in which he undertakes the conversion of Dr Bowles but while I hate to do anything that would Jeopardize the eternal salva tion of Dr Bowles precious soul I really must decline to publish the scheme of Rev Smith D D on the ground of its Immense voluminoslty and preassured utter Impracticability People have at various times proposed to convert me to Christianity by praying for me and have taken pains to inform me of their design and I have always acquiesced the understanding being that it was sole ly their jolt and I to be simply the placid recipient of the benefit real or socalled and I have no hesitancy in committing my very dear friend Dr Bowles to the some kind of an ar rangement and do not believe that we have in the whole Infidel ranks in America a ma report the ref more t chr rrnrAjiun sult If anyBut Rev I k j pBI Quite a course tit Bible reading that Dr Bowles Is to do carefully merely as a starter In his plan of conversation that would it seems probable be fol lowed by an elaboration and detail that would occupy the entire space of some half dozen Blades and to be candid I believe if Dr Bowles were fool enough to read all that stuff and follow the prescription of this Doctor of Divinity Dr Bowles might really be fool enough to turn Christian for a man having started out to act fool simply because some other fellow wants him to do so may wind up God only knows where tlhlle as for my self would rather take a few chances on going to hell than to follow Smiths prescription for keeping out of It LEXINGTON CAMPBELLITES Beg Infidel Carnegie for Money and Get It Rev Burris A Jenkins Lexington Campbelllte has asked Carnegie for 25000 to build a Science Hall on the condition that they raise another 25000 and Andy has given it to them and of course with the butt end of two million dollars in their hands It will be a small job for them to put up the 25000 Carnegie is known to be an Infidel and an expression from him on that subject recently reported In a New York paper Is as follows Andrew Carnegie expressed his sen tlments at Northampton Mass when talking to the Home Culture Club Said Mr Carnegie Not even under what form he has worshipped God which troubled the early Puritans too much but how he has served man is to be the test In the days to come and Franklins axiom will be accept edthe highest form of worship of God Is service of man Man will dwell less upon heaven our home and more upon the duty of making home a heaven here on earth That doctrine is quite the reverse of orthodox and Freethinkers have taught it lo these many years Still preachers who never made an honest dollar in their lives and never gave a cent to any public institution will continue to go into their pull pits and pompously and defiantly ask What good has Ifldellty over done what public institution has it built t While old Ifldel Carnegie alone has given more to public good than the whole 150000 preachers in the United States combined and has given more for tho public good than any man who over lived ONLY MYTHS AND FABLES Chicago University Professor Thus Characterizes Stories In the Bible 4 New Doctrines Are Needed Which Will Teach Men to Live Instead of IIDiscussingCHICAGO April llThat the Bible should only be regarded as a collec tion of myths and fables and at the best a mere historical statement was the keynote of an address before the Womens Club of Evanston delivered 1 last night by Prof Wilbur S Jackman of the University of Chicago With the new Interpretation of the Bible will come a new apprecia tion said the speaker and although r there will remain a regard for the I prophets and their truths there will be no room left for superstition Stu dents have clearly shown that Bible is a conglomeration of theIstories and fables which all have their allegorical meaning but devoid of facts or Inspiration Instead lof a religion which wastes its time in discussing Immortality we need a doctrine which will save the Ignorant by teaching them to live The next hundred years will see a higher type of morals and will see a greater appreciation and understand ing of the natural law In the past morality has come from an Immlta tion and a command In the future morality will come from a realization of the fact that rules of conduct are the expression of fixed relations PREACHER IN FIGHTJ Outcome of Temperance Agitation a- tI ioaa ijrpe8 In Search of Him a Liar and Follows ttCRAWFORDSV7LLE IND April 21The sensational temperance fight that has been raging at Ladoga foP the past month reached a climax this morning when Elder W T Brooks of the Christian Church and evangel 1st widely known throughout Ohio and Kentucky went into the store of his friends Brown and Ashby and asked the latter if he had told the Rev Mr rlf Crim that he was nothing but a liar Ashby admitted that he had made such a remark whereupon Brooks titstruck him with his umbrella Brown J came to the rescue of his partner and knocked Brooks down A running fight between the men ensued and they fought down the street for two blocks A mob of antitemperance men quickly assembled with the view of mobbing the preacher and it was only by a miracle that Brooks was taken from them The parties in the fight are all members of the Chris tlan Church and the affair has caused a sensation in Ladoga Another meeting of the temperance people was held tonight behind barred doors as further trouble was feared Brooks Brown and Ashby were ar rested tonight and their preliminary hearing will be held tomorrow CLERGYMAN Stabbed One of His Flock In Argu ment Over a Negro LEBANON IND April 15A sen satlon was created here today when Rev John Dodge pastor of the Holi ness Church was arrested charged with having stabbed Oscar Johnson a member of his congregation during a quarrel at a meeting which was be- Ing held to consider the advisability of allowing a negro to preach to the f heated argument between Miss Mamie Chambers and the pas tor the latter slapped the preachers face The act angered the pastors wife who engaged Miss Chambers In a physical encounter At this junc ture it is alleged that Oscar Johnson took part In the encounter and almost Instantly ho was attacked by Rev Dodge Johnson received a serious knife wound In the back Rev Dodge was released under bond Johnson will recover BELOVED More of our time spent in obeying and less in praying would very much Improve human codltions 4 b xEDUCATED FOR A PRIESTI Emil Frederlch an Infidel of Mt Sterling Ky has a Discussion With Prof W Douthat of West Va University at Morgantown W VaI Mt Sterling Ky April 05 Friend Moore I send you Inclosed letters ques fions and answers I am anxious that you print them in the Blade at I want to send him a marked copy r and show him that an Infidel challeng edcdnt be bluffed off so easily If you have not the space to print it In full please return it to me Or if you are short on space just prim the questions and answers with your addressed to R W Dou that I simply enclose as reference Find enclosed 300 for 6 subscribers will have several more soon but am too busy Just now to go around names I will send the caddresses for all when I get them In which will be In a short time I tun glad that of the 13 I s you lost year have renewed and ntI that the ones I sent you this year more than double EMIL FREDERICA Bro Fredrich is a gardener ant seems to be a man In easy financial circumstances He was educated for a priest He knows the classic languages and some modern languages but did not know English until he came to this i country and learned It here whey he was 33 years old f The prominence of the man with whom he Is discussinga Professor In a W Va Universitymakes mi t think It profitable to print the whole 1kcorrespondence and argument- I think that any fair and person will see the competentI the scholarship and common Bro Frederlch to those of the University Professor The letter of Bro Frederlch Is as 6 follows Mt Sterling Ky Sept 22 04 1Prot R W Douthat Morgantown W Va Dear sir r Replying to yours of September 12th asking for permission to publish jllour answer side by side with my When I read your circular I no vthat the headline reads Some E esuons With Partial Answers Under the circumstances I did not answer the questions with the intention to go to the press or I would have been more explicit and demonstra tive in fact I wrote these answers In a very superficial manner Will you send me full answers to your ques tions demonstrated to your satlsfac 1tion and I shan be but too glad to answer demonstrating every answer- I dp pot believe that the answers as they now stand would give satisfaction but to a few partial minds and would be rather misleading to the t thatathe press would appreciate them In r such a loose manner You certainly must be aware of the fact that few people are acquainted with the Eso tnrlo Philosophy of the ancients while r the Ignorant masses of the world are uinstructed and Impressed by the Eso teric Creed thus the misunderstand- Ing of words and principles has led to the most astroclous crimes and bloodshed In every age of the worlds history As I designate myself ration allst I consider It my duty to do what little good I can to benefit my fellow men by Instructing them in what Is or seems to be the truth to my own senses In connection with the Intel- ligenta of all ages I place truth above nil Jaw and character above all creeds Taking as an Illustration tan first of your seven questions Why were not all things left In chaos How many people do you suppose will un derstand the true meaning of the word choas Being descriptive of the earliest deity mentioned In Greek thology and of much greater anti qulty than Jehovah of the Hebrews as mentioned in Genesis 1st Chap verse Erebus or when Interpreted Darkness was the son of Chaos hence the Hebrew myth which that Darkness was upon recitesI ofthe deep therefore Chaos must needs antedate Darkness and Coelus heaven of his two sons of which we have neither knowledge nor con ception and to me it would see- mNrather unpractical to use antiquated words In any lecture or publication demonti Now Professor If you believe we a flfmaybenefit our fellowmen by publish r Ji ing seven questions the lucky J number Pleiades In the sign demonstrated by both sides TaurusIly grant your request I t truth whatever source It t from and at all times and higher Intelligencethe only master alIwhere truth Is Involved and trust you educaItlon that even tho highest historyI shield against Idolcy Idiots been adorned with the royal purple madman have worn the tiara of Rome The only education I eve received was at a Roman Catholi school where I studied for the priest hood which I believe did not do me much harm but was expelled on acI count of my asking too many quef tions and meddling with the curell private affairs besides I am In the disadvantage of not being an English scholar having come to this county at the age of thirtytwo with wife and two children not knowing a word of the English language to say the least was educated In French man and Latin besides my own ac qulsltlons I am not a writer by any means all I ever wrote for publication were five or six articles for the liberal press and delivered one lee ture In my whole life but as I am ways thirsting for true knowledge I cheerfully accept anything that lead to ItEMIL FREDERICH The following questions and swers are by Prof Drouthat Some Questions WithPartial Answer We are constantly inclined to ask such questions as the following Q Why were not all things left In Chaos A Because omniscience could not thus be manifested Just as human Intelligence Is manifested by Ian guage and painting and sculpture and architecture and Innumerable art and actions so omniscience Is man ifested in worlds and suns and systems and principles and methodS and laws and In all the beauty am grandeur of the Kosmos 2 Q If creation had to be the why not just one great planet and one great sun instead of the Infinite hosts of heavens A Because manifestation requires separation Into parts Just as human Intelligence cannot by building a cas tie and placing within It all book and pictures and statues and other works of art and then bolting the doors manifest Itself so omniscience locked up in one planet and one sur could not have manifested the Infinite wisdom and power and resources a His command 3 Q Why not have ono great man that could live forever One great tree one great vine one great rock etc etc A Because variety In creation ex hlblts as nothing else can Gods omnl science Just as human intelligence Is exhibited in machinery and Inventions in styles of architecture in tex tile fabrics in applications of arts and sciences so omniscience lg exhibited In the suns and systems In orders and classes In forms and colors in combinations and elements Q Why so many suns and plan ets so many animals and plants so many chemical elements etc etc A To manifest Gods wisdom and power and resources and glory His wisdom In creation and arrangement His power In sustaining His resources In supplying and His glory in perfec tion Just as human Intelligence and power and resources and glory are made known by constructions that are perfect and by their complexity and value so omniscience and omnlpo tende and love are manifested in the perfection and variety of our environment 5 Q Why are trees round and not square why are fruit spherical or ovoid etc etc A Because the necessity for com rehensibility the circular and spher- Ical forms being the most comprehen live that omniscience could know- Why are not animals that requently change location in secur- Ing food or In being useful to man not cubical or spherical- A t Because such form would not permit variety in movement Q Why was not man turned loosen the world as other animals without leslre of knowledge without speech without conscience without dread of falling into naugh or longing after immorality- A Because God desired a division of power in personal and Intelligent gents and proposed from the beginning to honor these agents for their Hodegetlc a Guide to the Ways Is Intended to show not only how but why the phy itcal mental and moral universe is vbat it Is Only cents postpaid Every thinker wants It becuase Its nethods are of universal application W DOUTHAT mercenary spirit of the Chris IR Professor Is shown In the style he works into the discussion the advertisement of his book and the hawking spirit In which he says att 1r Only cents Editor Moore The answers to those questions as given by Bro Frederlch are as fol there Is a limit of manifestationI In any form omniscience omniscience According to Webster Chaos Is a confused mass of matter To be such It must exist In the forn of gas liquid or crystal the Cosmic quality and quantity of which is the same today as it was millions of years ago and admits of no beginning or creation of matter Hence Chaos is but a barbaric expression of the remote past personifying the earlics Diety of Greek mythology and was ultimately adopted by the Hebrews Genesis 1st Chapter 2d verse Creation of matter Is inconceivable to the human mind and we place It among physical Impossibilities until the first cause question has been successfully settled In the book of Genesis relative to creation there Is but one sun mentioned elth er great or small It Is the one tha was created on the fourth day If the creator had known his own crea tlon he would also have known that If the law of gravitation would cease to be there would be but one great sun representing the fire ether of cient astrology giving the whole unl verse a spontaneous combustion If the law of expansion the opposite of gravitation would cease all cosmic dust would collect in one great planet and life would be impossible ir either case One square foot of space is capable of holding one square fool of matter and no more independent of omniscience yet one library could contain all the books of knowledge ol the whole world Human intelligence has collected all genius of invention and art In one castle called the Words Fair To deny to omniscience the same power would be to destroy It If professor Douthat were that one great man wiinout one great woman to share the fruit of the trees of knowledge with him and having no amative desire for the sex Intellect ual developement would he Impossible and omniscience even would be an unknown quality to him In such a state Intellect would be below that of the lowest order of Invertebrae If variety of creation exhibited Gods omniscience we fall to see His wis dom In creating a hell devil destruc tive volcanoes and all the loathsome diseases that afflict mankind 4 By the law of avltet1on the cosmic dustrur gsff thltalflNv iwP the sun and raised far beyond the bit of Neptune Is crystallized at that cold region and returns to the sun in the shape of planets moons asteroids meteors and cosmic dust which causes the chemical friction necessary for a combination of the elements com posing all celestial bodies God in His wisdom has created the world and man having become as Gods by eatS ing of the tree of knowledge has Im proved It Trees are round Jr partially so for two reasons 1st by the expan sion of heat water air and other sub stances which are forced through the channels and the pressure of air Ing of equal weight around their Ies which In a soft growing condi ion has the same effect It would havo on a rubber ball filled with liquid id roundness of form adds strength md elasticity which Is a natural qual Ity In most vegetable growth to able them to better withstand the itormy elements of nature- If by fruit Is meant the pulp or loft succulent part surrounding the iced roundness of form Is simply a protection for Its offspring or germ- Any other form would leave the seed more or less exposed to climatic fluences This rule is clearly manifested by the fact that If a certain rind of fruit grows In a given belt It attains to nearest perfection In Its nost northern limit If the circular and spherical forms are the most prehensive that omniscience could know then a limitation of knowledge Is clearly manifested To an average ntelllgent person a square triangle one or octagon are as comprehen live as a circle or sphere 6 Because the pressure of air In the bodies of animals being about equal to the atmosphere the round form permits a larger variety of movement Man was turned loose In the world like t thcr animals but having a desire for knowledge he ate of the suits of the forbidden tree Accord- Ing to mythological accounts he was mmortal until snakes had learned to alk the human language and Induced Mother Eve to eat and become as wise as her Maker Before that time- man could have no desire conscience or dread for better or worse living entirely on the animal plane Having voluted from animal to a human be- Ing learned to distinguish good from evil or justice from Injustice being like Gods and God having no desire to share power with them turned them loose and dishonored them with a curse EMIL FREDERICK I- ur1 IIT i1 SUNDAY SUNSHINE REFLECTIOt They tell us of a great white throne and a God of love on high Tell us of those golden harps up where the angels fly But1 would rather lie In the sun with the bloom on trees oerhead Than to sit on a throne with God Himself after my body Is dead They prate about those golden streets up there In the shadow landi That flows with milk and honey rj sweets to feed the angel band Bufcjl would rather lie in the suiitmc breathe the sweet perfume Than tqillve In a mansion not made with hands In Its finest furnish ed room They tell about sweet music of golden i harps on high Played by angels with rainbow wings floating above the sky But f would rather lie in the sun am hear the birds sweet song With a pretty Roman Catholic girl and the Blue Grass Blade along Then would I read that sweet sObrj heichildEvolved from Kidders wonder mind Jesus alnt they wild Then would I be In heaven trying truly to explain This curious transaction to womans muddled braln- Dont talk to me of heaven and 1 phantom God on high When I can lie In the sunshine with a Catholic girl so nigh I love to talk philosophy to woman the churches slaveILove to see the Blue Grass Blade will save JOHNSONThe Chaplain A CHRISTIAN Sends me a Communication for Print That Religious Papers wont Print- Wellsburg W Va April Editor Blue Grass Blade Here is an article that I cant get published In any of the religious pa pers f this country and I send to tu ItI read1thefice to Editor George Curtis SWuld you publish this I would like art xJtncoples which I will selfsactlIficeare not gluing us an earnest of the sin cerity by doing like Paulpreaching without chargeand they are diver themIselves publish It I would like to this before the public J W NEELIP SI have to make a fair I believe would be read with Interest entitled Gospel abuse or 100 reasons why Ministers should not charge for preaching NEELIThe fact that you a Christian are beating this paper out of 100 a year or 50 cents at club rates by going to a newspaper office to read this Infi del paper printed by a man who de pends upon his work for a living and to send him the mu 121dentscontaining your article that would cost you 1200 at ordinary adver tising rates and all to uphold your side of a Christian scrap that Infidels not care a dam to know about shows your spirit of selfsacrifice and disposition to Immolate yourself altar of country that croIcodlleor ers and religion and for this purpose educated me In theology under old deck Campbell the smart Aleck of ill the Campbellltes out at Bethany miles from your town and know more about old Aleck and that Beth my and the Bethany in Judea that It vas named for than any other man- n the world does and If we would ake away the sallarles nee you spell It from the preachers It would lust the whole combine In six months and as I propose to live years longer making me lou years old and- o edit this paped as long as I live I could not afford to destroy the Teachers and the Christians religion nslx months and I hope the sky busters that you call ministers will nake you ante up the plunks or kick you out The town Manila was spell Manilla until Dewey knocked totHockdont put two 1s In salary Turn honest and be an Infidel and end me a sweet William for the 5i i rk ir tf B G B and I will help you out of theI hole but dam me If I am going print a 1200 job for 12 cents to give some Campbelllte Christian a loose velt big stick to break my own cant see it Can you headI P SJesus Christ and his 13 unlucky berall gangI money and passed around the J C selected J Iscarlot Esq as the most honest man in the gang to trust with the money and he neve stole a cent of It as any Sunda School Superintendent would have done and run off to Canada You do not understand the meaning of earnest as it occurs In the N T OKLAHOMA WOMAN Shows That Wilkinson Lied About my Friends There Deserting me Junction Oklahoma March Mr C Moore Find Inclosod 100 for your valu able paper My time was up thre months ago but I will do better nex time for we are great lovers of tho Blade and your way of thinking I think the last three numbers c4 the Blade are tho best have ever readI have to put you In the ranks with Ingersoll Mark Twain and Bill Nye as a humorist I believe you can put more season Ing In a roast than any man I eve read after that Is when you get er a humpbacked preacherI I see that Mr Rockefeller has forced the church to take 100000I from him as a gift to the Lord and the preacher Is awful mad about It Ill bet If old Rocky would give you that much money you would shove It down in your jeans and the Lord would never see a cent of it Bet your sweet life dear Sister Excuse bad writing I want to finial hoeing my garden this evening I aimed to write a letter to be publish ed In the Blade but I havent time- I am afraid that the dollar and what I have said about Uncle Charlie will make him print thlsMRS N F RUSHING And there was a sound of a Rush- Ing mighty wind Acts 2 what w call wind jamming now It males me feel happy In my sole of my shoe to see how you people out among the Injuns and prairie dogs and rattlesnakes and Camp frogsIvarments are ming down sons throat his lie that my friends in that country had all forsaken me since the debate Before I am done with U G ly he will be in Oklahoma and the Injun Terrortory at Zachary and Rucker are In Kentucky Holy J what a trinity Zach Ruck and U ly Excuse me for not saying any more but I am Rushing to go and finish forking that asparrgus bed and those peas and turn the cows on the clover and get the eggs and put some gasoline in the cooking stove tank and keep the hogs out of the yard and garden until my son and the niggers finish that wire fence and plant those big gourd seedhold a halfbushel lseIdOlngjIblooms look for that niggers knife that he lost put some more brush on my lettuce bed to keep chickens rod 500 more coming from scratching up water the turkeys look at my son making gates finish reading the proof an book of my other son my Ph D boy written at Oxford Univer sity England and In the British Mus cum London and then roast some chestnuts for Jim to print in the Blade and look over five or six fidel publlatlon and get it all done In time to get to the mall man In time it my gate half a mile from the 3uakeracre house I am In the same that a man In Winchester Ken Lucky was that was my father used to tell about The man fell out of a third story window of a hotel and passed right jy the second story window where Gus Mils was sitting drunk and slaying cards- Somebody ran Into Mills room and said Didnt you see that man fall by your window Mills who had not for a moment topped his game said saw a man ome by here In a hell of a hurry but I didnt ask him where ho was going I am In an h of an hIve got go and stop that rooster and gobbler rom fighting ITHE CHURCH OF HUMANITY Teaches that God Satin and Holy Ghost are fabulous beings heaven and tell are myths and life Is extinguis- hd forever at death Send 10 cents far a years trial Subscription ts organ the Christian Educator Ad ii r J dresS W H Kerr Great Bend Kan sas imo ITEXAS STEER Alnt In it as a Kicker Compared With How The Big Skybusters are Kicking Out of the Traces Franklin Pa April 05 Dear Bros Moore and Hughes ffeend you clipping from Plttsburg Dispatch of April 4 05 If you think It Is all right please give It room In the good old Blade as It shows that another skybuster has either become ashamed of his bloody old doctrine or Is too honest to preach r It any longer or possibly the old cloy en footed fellow told him to eat of the fruit and now he Is liable to eat up the whole tree root ane6 branch With best wishes for yourselves your fam ilies and theBlade I am your sincere friend JOHN RHODES IThe clip Is as follows Special Telegram From the Dispatch Bureau New York April censorhoueerakay pastor of one of thQ most con jbebelief In a personal God From tho pulpit In which for navy years he has been preaching fire and brimstone of past ages he recently saidUI amIdone with that dreadful theology which pictured God as seeking 11114Iown glory at the expense of His crerftures welfare as condemning God for His own mere pleasure Innocent children and Ignorant savages to an eternal torment that presupposes 1 eteinal torment that presupposes eternal evil The Synod got after him A genera tion ago the fear of being unfrocked was enough to cow the boldest parson Beecher was threatened but he was as brave as he was indepen dent Then followed Van Dyke and many others Instead of apologizing Dr Mackay defies the Synod and retorts Id rather break stones by the roadside than teach savage theology any longer This has the right rlng1It may not have cost him the same effort as Luthers refusal to climb stralrs upon his knees but It Is significant The Church Is going thr t a period of change that must bring all Protestantism together HIghvChurch of England worshippers will go ova to Rome where they belong others will comejtogether on abroadbas- is that will mean the bettermentIof mankind Alas what grief these changing conditions will cause our be loved friends who have passed to the other side after having endured all the asceticism of steelgirdled Calvinism THE EYEOPENER CAMPBEL LITE PAPER Denton Texas April 11 05 C MooresDear slrI send you a sample of the EyeOpener which you may find very Inaesting I suggest that you squeeze thatr t Lemmon and mix him with some of I your Old Kentuck and forwardtsame to Texas In the B B for we like something hot and juicy as Bro A Lambolth says CLAUDE COOK The Blade In clubs of five new subtscribers only fifty cents eachfR A Good Route to TryCIt traverses a territory rich in undeveloped resources a containing unlimited agriculture horticulture territoryj Ing mining and manufacturing last but not least It is The Scenic Route tror Tourists The Frisco System now often the traveling public excellent service and j fast tlmeiBetween St Louts and KansasICity and points In Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and toe Southwest Between Kansas City and points In Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast i Between Birmingham and lphis and points in Kansas Oklahoma Indian Territory MemoI and the West and Southwest Full information as to rates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of the Company or to Passenger Traffic DvpartmcHt Commercial Bulldtatf Saint LiuU i iAi J tt ijN Lrt It = = T BLASPHEMERIII Was Miraculously Killed According To the Revivalist and Ohio Govern or Is Asked To Verify the Tale Special Dispatch to the Enquirer Columbus Ohio April 17ThoI Executive Department of Ohio has been requested to verify a miracle quite the hardest task ever Imposed upon any State administration Down In Pamllco county North Car ollna a revivalist Rev S R Stephens described as a Frenchman told an audience recently of the fearful vengeance visited by the Almighty upon a blasphemer In Ohio According to Stephens this sinner had named a stalk of corn after the ond person of the Trinity and one clear day went out with a sickle and announced that he was going to cut It oft the face of the earth Immediately there came a clap of thunder and a tongue of fire descended upon the hapless wretch who wonderful to tell broke out Into a flame He burned four days parching the earth and causing fissures to appear In it At last a holo was dug and the blazingI carcass rolled Into It where It con tlnucd to burn three days longer The revivalist said that he himself had seen this awful sight although the heat was so Intense that he could not approach the body closely A hearer of Rev Stephens branded the story as a whopper and was sued for slander the preacher declaring that he could prove the truth of the won drous happening The defendant today sent a letter r to Gov Herrick from Florence N asking him to send a sworn statement concerning the affair to be used in the lawsuit The burning took plat In the eastern part of the State so Rev Stephens asserts Secretar Galloway has been assigned the taslt r stor1Thethe revivalist is still preaching in it North Carolina The aBove was sent to me by Banning Gray of Ashland Ky and he i twants to know what I think of it Itr is simply another one of the thou sands of confirmations of my contin ual contention that preachers are the biggest liars on earth Their Bible ftand their religion are full of lies fron tostart to finish they make good llv t these nnnrsasennbleneAdln the fools and grafterhthem they know thatBBnjs Pie ored by Christians fl0 o4M any old unreasonable lie T5rv renr llglon and so they will tell just any i lie that suits their purpose naturally having no fear of detection because they know that among Christians is not disreputable but honorable and pious to tell lies by the bushel for igion The above miracle is certainly as wonderful as any of those reported in the Bible The most intelligent among the Christians argue that the Christian religion must be true because they say such a story could never have gotten a start unless it had been true And yet the stories of the Christian had their origin 2000 years ago and 8000 miles from here and every opportunity and every incentive and rea son existed for lying and imposture to be in Christianity and yet people will believe the lies of the Bible and disbelieve a lie like this we have here tfhen there is no possible evidence of the truth of the Bible while Jiere we have a preacher name and place and all given and the Governor of a State here adjoining me given as a witness of the truth of what that preacher says Certainly to any man of com mon sense and before any competent court of the laws of any civilized land the testimony for the miracle In Ohio is a hundred times as strong as that for the miracles of the Bible And yet men who are reputed to be in telligent and honest claim to believe such stories as those in the Bible where fire rained down and burned up cities and people by the thousand and yet they will reject a story like this where only one man is burned and they take pride in rejecting this Ohio story without even stopping to Inquire into the particulars about it and yet they claim that thesame God is In heaven now that was there when the Bible was written and that he hates blasphemy now just as much as he did then- I have seen Sodom and Gomorrah and Lots wife and could see just as plainly that tho Bible story about all the people being burnt up In those towns was a lie as any man of com mon sense can see that this Ohio story is a He and yet millions of peo ple think it smart and meritorious to believe the story about the thou sands of people that were burnt by a miracle in those two towns who would scoff and turn up their noses at the idea of only one man being burnt by a IThe rJfiiVv and preachers have just lied and lied and lied to the people about theso Bible lies and the people have lied to each other about them until the have lost all sense of shame for IingI and are just moral degenerates believe or pretend to believe Bible lies because they have no senseI and no consclnce JlcGarvey In Lexington only four or five years ago wrote a book aUll I read It In which he undertook to prove by argument that it was act ually true that a whale swallowed nah and that the man lived three days and three nights In tho fishs belly and was then vomited up amI went on preaching Of course nobody can ever tell whether JIcGarvey real ly believed that story but one of two things Is certainly true he either be llevcd It or he didnt believe It nml If he did believe It ho Is as crazy ns a loon and If he didnt believe It he is a liar and thats all that anyboi can make out of this pretended or real belief In the Bible McGarvey is a great writer and a great speaker and debater and he said of me once in the pulpit of the Broa way Campbelllte Church Charley Moore has said some hard things but I never caught him In a lie Ho and r have preached in the same pulpit and he knows that I am no orate and if he is honest In his pretended belief of that story about Jonah and the whale or any of the other coct and bull stories of the Bible how does It happen that with all the banterlr and bulldozing of that man that have done for years In this paper I cannot get him Into a discussion with me either oral or written The explanation of it is that 110 Garvey knows I would make him pear ridiculous before a Lexingto public and he doesnt believe the Bible any more than I do and simp claims to do so because he make money by It1big IREV SAM JONES Narrowly Escapes a Licking by other Methodist Preacher According to the Courier Journs of April 21 Sam Jones would have been threshed by another Methodls preacher but for an accident San tones was in Montgomery Ala at a oteh At the same hoteLjyasjuyilhj5 Methodist preacher named Sam H Vlndham Windham had marries he same woman twice nnd had beet v aw 1l1r t would no rgree Wlndha11s being it room vmuiiuiii ticked the door and was fixing to wipe up the oar with Sam Jones anatomy when fortunately for Sam Jones and unfortunately for the balance of the world a bell boy called at the door to let Sam Jones know he was wanted the telephone and Sam Jones had a chance to escape and did so p d q BATCH OF RELIGIOUS ROT Some one has sent me a small part of a page of the Cincinnati Enquirer on which touching each other in ad joining columns are accounts of four religious crimes and criminals The- first one begins thus Special Dispatch to the Enquirer Washington D C April 17Wm- O Owen of Logansport Ind former aumpbelllte preacher who was a member of the 49th and 51st ongresses nnd who was renomi nated for the Congress who was ecretary of State of Indiana for two terms from 1894 to 1898 inclusive had a fraud order issued against him by the Postoffice Department today It seems that I am not the only man who uses that word Campbelllte and it looks like the general public Is getting onto the curves of that the second one of these four accounts I take the following Special Dispatch to the Enquirer Oklahoma City Okla April An unknown young Scotchman companied by James Sharp and wife and their 14yearold son Lee created a sensation hero today by running down Broadway as naked as Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden When arrested they wero singing and shouting Hallelujah The Scotchman when arrested nounced that he was God and said it wJuld be futile to arrest them that this action was the fulfillment of a ophecy In three days he said ve will be found dead and then will occur tho resurrection Then there Is the story of the mlr aculous destruction of a blasphemer as given by Rev S R Stevens which will be found in full in the Blade Then the fourth story is an count of three prominent citizens dlng at Ocean City N Y as tho result of a prophecy of Evangelist are the ignorance and stupidity of Christianity cn iJi CAMPBELLITE PREACHER W D Owens of Logansport Inc Steals 500000I W H Owens Campbelli preacher of Logansport Indian laps according to the Conric Journal of April 20th made theI biggest steal I have ever kno the Canipbellite preacher glng to mukcIhalf million of dollars He in the cool and he got awaydidI some part unknown in l with Bret Owen had a thing he call eda Ubero Company and Baker little old investment com pan scheme wasnt 1 2 3 compare with Brer Owens Ubero Cot puny and Hacharys Georgia goldmine and Armenian Missionai scheme just Hilt t in it compared with Bret Owens scheme Bret Owen had a partner not ed F E Borger who had becn in the penitentiary at Toliet and in jail at Pittslmrg and Bra Owen run Ins game up in Boston Massachusetts where thc people are all sharp as tacks I am very proud of Brer Owen Canipbellite preachers as a gcn oral thing never get any higher among thieves than little picay unish matters and making mottey by lying to sonic old fool women and children and raking in the best of them about 25000 a year but Brer Owen tins attache a dignity to he Canipbellite clergy by stealing 500000 from Bostoi inns such ns my old brethrc never enjoyed before and if any man ever says to me that I used to belong to a lowdown thievin gang of Campbellito preachers I am going to call him a lima and eite Bret Owen as a samph of what my old preaching paid have done in the way of stealing I can recall only three Camp hellite preachers that have stolen respectable amounts One stol 180000 another one stole 4350i and one stole 500000 but I think 5000 is the limit and tha no preacher can steal any less than that and be respectable I knew another that stole tad used the money to run off vitli an1icrtiiins wifet vlitth tad a good looking wifi own and had named a bbuncin big baby for me anti I was l in a horse rt wtht1 lampbellite lIrene icr 1IMl br f ithiefBret ny had 400000 India rubber trees and 000000 pineapple planfo and 1000000 coffee trees and lily trouble about it was just tfie mime as that about Zacharjji icorgia gold mine nobody could find it when they came to loolcbr it and I reckon it was their faiSlt if they didnt find it iJA CAMPBELLITE The Herald of Gospel Contains an article to Which3 I am Referred 3tfV A lady unknown to me jnamed Irs Lillie Rogers Rendsntift of the fromJlcwhih nse among Campbellite preach erR that they do not want hbe ailed Reverend and ca8Slyji unfired times in the lampbellite preachers are cnffcd Reverend and many imes filled Reverend Doctor ilMs Jiitnse that they do not wantltoilio tiled Reverend U Mrs Rogers has I suppose been wading the Blade some and old almage said that reading the In fidel paper for six months vpuld mllke an Infidel out of anv ChriR tian and Mrs Rogers is I reclcbn Rorter kicking out of the traces She has written a tbthme TTCrnld in which she takejjXthe isition that the mhle do not claim to he insmrrcd id that the Bible tines nnt1aim- heto the word of mrse her nosition God11nlThere is not a hlo who claims to TIle editor makes a reply of tivp- tges to her position and n ot s evidence that the Bjble1 is Rods word the factithat fYStil1nsnn Imid J 1 The fact is that no part of the lnhrilftO rrvcb ccnwritten 34es nhd1I1Tnltl ft11e Bibh bmmonly attributed to Mosc QuId not have been written bv him as no man can write a liia toiy of his oWn lIeatll1f Some unknown party whb for convenience we will call Smith though that probably was not Iis name wrote the Bible and in the Bible Smith says that Moses sail that God said thus and so If I Charles C Moore write a book in which I say that Bob In thus and so from Shakespeare there is not a court in the land that would hold tin the book I wrote was the word of Shakespeare but simply tIme re riutcdWorcUof Shakespeare asiL came through two hands th parties being known to the jnd4c- while the Bible is only the allege word of God that has come to u through two hands one of whom Moses is known of and the othei of whom that we call Smith is neither known nor know of There are several standing no tices in the paper of then Damp bellites who claim that they do not want to be called Reverend and Doctor a sample of which is as follows Rev J F Burnett D D of Muncie Ind is the secretary of the American Christian Conver tion and we plate his matter ir this column as well as other mat tor occasionally relating to tin A C C but Dr Burnett is re sponsible only for the maUoi signedrvitit his name Lsrttert concerning the A C C work should lif ndrirtMtrd to him Tliwx are the fellows who call oil till the otjM Christian sec tnrians rat say they have turned to pnvitive Chrisinii Think of Rev Dr Jesus Christ D D L L Oh Jesus what a gang of fools and fakon and hypocrites you live hft hoj to manage your job until you gel back again If you went any dreencySxi your religion you had better coin to Jerusalem or Lexington by th next train Telegrapa me prt pared Wirelessf o hp 1 q g 4 Bro Moore When you sajdir tho Blade March 26 that Pol stoi is the greatest living moan you did not specify in what parti cular his greatness consists You surely did not menu to imply that lie is great simply because he is a straightout Infidel and wrote an article in which he begged IgttotJ1in this he JlllSr shown lIUJlSUlJ equally as unwise as he has in ad vocating anarchy and in wanting to give his substance to the JOur to time neglect of his own family As society now exists preaching is as necessary as government and can no more be dispensed with than government can Both are necessary evils and will con tinue to be until the human race rises to a of moral 1hoInot seem difference between himslf and II common herdof titan just theI is necessary for all men to be moraland intellectual level with him in order to make govern ment unnecessary so is it neces sary for them to be on the same level with him in order to make preaching unnecessary Your suggestion then to elevate the ImornlIlnd intellectual faculties men considering the feasibility of living without gov ernment is just as applicable ment to preaching as it is to govern Therefore instead of begging the preachers to quit preaching and get other employment Tolsoi would have acted wiser if he had begged them to preach in such a manner as might he more improv ing to the mental and moral faculties of people than the pres cut manner is and thus gradually ofIers ployment without being begged to however much labor sunk patience may be used in trying to uplift mankind to greater heights of menial and moral worth the savage find brute stinct will still linger in enough of them to make government and preaching indespcnsablc neces sities the protestations of the greatest living man to the contrary not ithstllllding Not I want it to be this WilY thatI speak as I do limit because this way and lute huts so that it should be And that set hits itW S JONES If you owe for the Blade It would help us greatly to havo yoiipay up so wo can pay our paper bills 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Cotton Belt Route Cincinnati 0 1r A Good Route 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 Route for Tourists The Frisco System now otters the traveling public excellent service and J fast time Between St Louts and Kansas City and points in Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and tne Southwest pointslln Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas end 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 Bulldtntf Luis f CAMPING IN THE TRAIL OF DR J T EDWARt STHE CON VERTED INFIDEL 1Chicago April 05 r The newsnote and your pungent comment of a freethinker one Dr T J Edwards In your Issue of last week caught my eye I have been a persistent Inquler Into newspaper fakes of all kinds for many years they are legion and the genus thcotoglcus Is especially numerous f among them As you say this vers ton yarn has all the marks of clerical fraud but I canI ed ait once to rut It to the possible Folks Medical Register of the Unit ed States and Canada told me that ther was no physician by the name of E wards licensed to practice medi cine at Olney Illinois or In that county However to make assurance don ly sure I wrote to Dr Jeremiah Phil Ips of Olney who graduated near If alta Century ago and for years veryone worth knowing In To my sincere regret I card from Victor E Phil n that his father Dr Jere Ipps died last fall at rot 88 years and six theI on however kindly and ally answers my questions I wrois him ag follows Will you greatly oblige me by tell ing me whether you know or know of a DrrF J Edwards of your town ndAfso whether he Is In regular stimdlng and practice To this Mr Phlllpps replies I riever heard of such a man as Dr T Ji Edwards His name does not ap 1pear in our city directory The City Assessor does not know him He Is known at tho Olney post office I fnot satisfied no such man has lived withln the last 35 years There aboutlWi8g50r a er an iBter Evidently a man known as an thor of books and magazine articles ought to be known to the post office and one who could burn up beelll worth of books should have known to the tax assessor As a mat ter of the fact he name T J Edwards whether a physician or not does not app r In any authors or publishers lIs ir In the literary annals or an as f pediodical literature with L0f which lbleto spot noncan or English writer of a ndlnk whatever You and Dr frAand I and a whole lot of whjdo our little share of schibbllng are easily fouml therein but no TJ Edwards comes to light lam still on the Edwardslan trail and by means of about a dozen other Jotters sent out where most likely to produce results r hope to track this elusive product of some modern An arilas to its original home I will report progress Later EUGENE MUR RAY AARON fP SSend along some Jobs like hlsthey are my hobby Patent medicine fake testimonials religious fakes miraculous cures ghost stories wonderful spirit manifestations and all such run to earth are my prln cipal form of recreation or relaxation i Accompanying his article Is tome marked personal but I cannotI see any Inproprlety in I think him a splendid amYilad he will write for the Blade but I aho did think he got real mad at me because I did not stop to see himihi Washington on my way to the Orient VftllA letter Is as follows- PERSONAL Friend Moore You did me a trifling injufltlco w cently In the Blade when you said II was angry because you did not on jne in Washington Doubtless your i meoiDm played you a trick I never wrote In iyharsh way of you quite the reverse I did once feel hurt at a rather undignified puerile attact on me of a very personal sort that you allowed Dr Wilson to write for the Blade but as you and he and all there have since backed down and talc onthewords Liberal Party off your banners just as I advised and thus raised his ire I long ago forgave and i forgot But that was all long before t you started to wave your delightful Dog Fennel In the face of Oriental superstition and fraud I simply then wrote your good wife how much I gret ed not meeting you Which was I a genuine regret I assure you As to the copies of Dog Fennel ordered and paid for by me I got one and asked Mr Hughes to use the others with my compliments for the good of the Some causeIpjease tell your readers I did not bitterly of you No need to mention Bro Wilson at all for he and I long ago buried our little tin hatchets If I should write a half column or so semlroccasBtonally on current Sclen r 3 tific matters that are decidedly anti theologlc would you care for them I should be glad to do so If It would help any MURRAY AARON MY NEPHEW DR DABNEY Prelsdent of the University of Cincin nati Trying to get In his Reli gious Graft In that Town Seven Mile Olilo April 12 05 Editor of Blue Grass Blade Please find enclosed clippings from Cincinnati PostIThe one o prayer was published on March 31 What your nephew Dr Dabney pull ed off was published in the Cincinnati Post of April 10 You will see at once how nearly you and the doctor agree He says he believes that the Bible Is the greatest book if wisdom given to man Had not the Editor better stop claiming relationship with the doctor or the readers of the Blade will con clude that the limb must have struck the entire family Possibly you had belter not say hereafter that there IsO efficiency in prayer as the Washington C H demonstration is In evlrnceJOHNM- IKESELL IDr Dabney Is only my nephew by I am glad Its no worse He Is out for the stuff and he gets 180QO00 a year and fine residence for yearsand religion to get It out of good man excepting his roll gion Presbytcrlanlsm the worst of all the brands He Is scholarly in other matters but I have never seen In him any Intelligence on the sub ject of religion The University of Cincinnati will never rank high so long as he is at the head of it The clipping about the Washington C H Ohio matter Is that on a liquor vote In tho town the town went wet by a bigger vote than that for Roosevelt and that the church bells rang and the women prayed all day and that the Prohlbs bought votes though It does not say that they used whisky The heading and article about Dr Dabney are as follows SECT JEALOUSY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTACKS ON BIBLE Dr Dabney Suggests Text Book for Bible Study In Schools Jealousy among the different roll gious sheets Is responsible for the fact that the Bible now has no place In many of our public school Said Dr C W Dabney President of Cincin natl University In an address before the Evangelistic Alllnnce Monday The trouble Is that each one of you Is afraid the other fellow will teach his Ism Those who disbelieve In the Bible are not the men who are responsible for the fact that It has no place In the public schools but dis agreement among believers I believe It Is the greatest book of wisdom given to man and ought to have a place In the schools It Is impossible- understand good literature without a knowledge of the Bible and yet chil Iron are barred from It while their parents quarrel over it Dr Dabney urged that an effort be made in Cincinnati for ministers of all denominations to get together In the preparation of a textbook from the Old Testament which could be at least read in the schools He said he did not believe the Bible should be used In the schools as a book of doctrine nor should the school be turned Into a prayer meeting THE TOMB OF JESUS Falls City Nebraska April 05 S Co Moore Inclosed you will find clipping from The Womans World first page I would like to hear from you through the B BF L MASON The page contains an account and two pictures of the grave of Jesus and professes to bo an account of the true grave of Jesus which Is outside the walls of Jerusalem and not the fake thing exhibited for money In the Church of the Holy Sepulcher But oven then the account Is Inaccurate because It Is the same as that In the New Testament and the pictures which are engravings by the old mas ters are nothing at all like the grave of Jesus I have given the description minutely In Dog Fennel and cannot afford to repeat It at al fully here- I will however mention a few things It Is absurd to suppose that an an gel could have sat upon the stone which was rolled away If angels are formed at all like human beings which Is certainly a teaching of the Bible The reason why It would be Impossible Is fully explained In Dog stone that was rolled away from the tomb of the Kings of Israel rft Ii tj r Is however a splendid place to sit down on and whoever wrote in the New Testament the account of the angel sitting on that stone had probe ably seen the one nt the tomb of tho Kings of Israel and thought the doors of the two were alike and they are alike In principle but the stone that rolled away from tho tomb of the Kings Is a nice place to sit down on and Is there now and I sat on It while it the one at the grave of Jesus now taken away was so tall fully six feetand so thin about MO inches that not one could get upon It andI sit there when It was In the roove In which It rolled think that at the tomb of the Kings It Is possible that by stooping one may see from the outside better Into the tomb of the Kings but there Is no more occasslon for stooping to see into the tomb of Jesus than there Is for stooping to look Into an ordin ary room In a dwelling house So that It seems probable that the New Testament writer who described Peter as stooping to look Into the tomb of Jesus also made that mis take by supposing it like tomb of the Kings story theI the young man or angel who seen sitting on the right side of the tomb Inside Is absurd because there is no place there for anybody to sit without sitting on the edge of one of the graves In the tomb and putting his feet down In a grave Another account says there were two angels sitting one at the head and the other at the foot of the grave of JesusI not tell which was the head and which the foot but at one end of the grave nobody could sit becauseI the grave goes right up to of the sepulcher or tomb and nobody could sit at the other end unless he sat on the floor of the passage and put his feet down In the grave The account and pictures are slm ply absurd to one who has seen the place where Jesus was burled CINCINNATI SCRAPPING OVER RELIGION IN SCHOOLS Ezel K April 1205 C C Moore Dear slrI enclose you clippings from yesterdays Cincinnati Post April 11 I think these should be attended to promptly and I know of none bet ter suited to the Job than yourself- In this country where there aro dif ferent kinds of Bibles all kinds of Bibles and all kinds of believers and disbelievers for one class of believers to talk about their Bible and sectar lanlsm Is the height of foolishness F CARR IT The Cincinnati Board of Education recently decided that no religious books shall be read and no religion taught In the public school One of tho clippings is a protest against that decision by Rev D M Pratt of Walnut Hills Congregational church The other Is a report of what was said favoring the teaching of reli gion In the schools by Dr Dabney of the University of Cincinnati The clipping about Dabney having been sent me In a letter tram person the two will bo anotherI where In the Blade THE EYE OPENER IA Campbelllte Religious Paper Sonie one has sent me a copy of The EyeOpener a Campbelllte rell gious paper in Ansbu Texas theslang name of which suggests the low style of the publication- It Is marked with a red stencil Sample Copy as If It might have been sent by its editor but It has such passages marked In It as you would Imagine had been marked by one who was disgusted with the paper The first thing In it that attracted my attention is a defence of Bro James W Zachary It prints a piece tram the Tennesssee Methodist which that paper received from Ban- dana Ky where Zachary had been debating on baptism the main guy among the Camphellltes with a Baptist named R H Pique that town be- Ing tho place where Zachary had a lit tle preacherlal episode with a Baptist cook woman The article that the Bandana Baptist sent to the Methodist paper Is signed by twentynine people men and women who say as follows We the undersigned members ri the church were present at the Pigue Zachary debate at Bandana Ky and do testify according to our sincere opinion Jas W Zachary did utterly auto sustain one single point In his af firmation or to refute one single point affirmed by R H Pigue We do ther testify that according to our cere opinion R H pigue did by pre ponderance of argument sustain every point In his affirmation even baptism by affusion and infant baptism and did refute every point affirmed by Jas W Zachary Be It understood how i srart T t ever that we do not endorse Method- Ism in its origin or as a whole In Its doctrines and practice Furthermore R H Pigue deported himself as a Christian gentleman and such we be hove him to be Tho Campbellltcsnnd the agree In saying that ducking BaptistsI right way to baptize and Methodists are all wrong about It and yet here Is the Campbelllte Zachary debating against tho Methodist and defending the Baptist style of Bap tism and these BaptTsts decide In fav or of the Methodist champion and against Zachary and they say that PI gue the Methodist Is a Christian gentleman and do not say this about Zachary The EyeOpener prints this piece from the Tennessee Methodist in der to get to comeback at that pa perFive times in hid article the edi tor speaks of the number of signers as 25 when there are 29 He accuses the Baptists of going lover to the Methodist In the following The unmixed truth In the case Is that the Baptists and Methodists will stick together Jlko twin brothers and resort to any kind of means fair or unfair In order to down those whom they blindly stigmatize as Campbell tes Alluding to Zacharys episode with the cook woman the Eye Opener says Someone not satisfied with the Baptists going back on their own doc trine and practice started an Infa mOIls lie on Bro Zachary and had a poor orphan girl to swear to It In or der to down the character of Bro has 22 editors and this article Is written by the most prom inent one whose name come first It winds up with his own spelling as ows Bro Zachery simply put a fly Methodlsi and Baptist gravy and InI made both parties so continental that they have to throw em up or a raging It spells Zacharys name three ways Thats a specimen of the language preachIerpreacher factory at Lexington against which the city latel brought suit for 1500000 and since that time a man has given them 210 000 and that lege refuses to pay their taxes on the ground that they ar a religious educational Institution It is from among eple ef4fet kind that voung men are found to send td Lexington to lee Campbelllte preachers out of I never knew but three preachers who came out of good society They were Billy Brecklnrldgb and I and an other Campbelllte preacher- I dont give the name of the last one because It Is embarrassing to me families being connected lour stole more money In Kentucky than any other man who ever lived tho state except Dick Tate the Bait Sunday School Superintendent who was treasurer of Kentucky Tate stole 20000 The CampbelHte preacher stole 180000 In Clarke coun ty Kentucky and large amounts at other places If you want to know his name write to any banker in Winchester Ken tuckk who was there about 15 years agoThe next piece In the EyeOpener Is also mi ked Is from a preacher nam ed Lombelth He wentto Sandy Ridge to preach and found that the brethren there were using an organ and he gives them h He would not let them blow the thing while he was here and he advises his brethren of the antiorgan faction to withdraw themselves from the prgan grinding being heretics that the Chrl31IWhat they call an organ Is one of thbso big accordeons stuck up on legs that you work by tramping the thing with your feet like the niggers and po white trash have around Lexington and that makes a noise like a combin ation of Juiceharp and buzz saw The scrap over the organ started hero In Lexington between two Camp belllte preachers McGarvey a little Irishman and a big fat cuss named Collls who came from Australia ands probably descended from the con nets that the English used to send there McGarvey the anti organ cham pion got licked out These two factions will now nato each other like snakes and train their children to do the same and it IsI from Influences of this kind that conies the principal part of the crime In this country each faction of preachers teaching Its followers to hate the other and thus get money Just as poll ticians doIThen there are other marked pieces In bad spelling and bad grammar a sample of which is as follows The promised article will soon aIr pear Our 164 answers to Methodist Plgues Vnmpbelllte questions and Bro Zacharys article too will be Yr rd rrrrrr rrrjrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr PRICE LIST J Jj i M NS NEW noDEL 16 SI- ZEWATCHES 1 HAMPDEN No 104 23 Jewels 105 23 Jewels 26 Wm Klnley Jewels 23 same Jewels 12 General Stark W Jewels 10 jewels 7 Jewels 550 L iWALTHAM Riverside Maxlmus 23 Jewels 50 Vanguard 23 Jewels 30 Riverside 17 Jewels 21 P S Bartlett 17 Jewels i 1250 Jewels 7 Jewels J ELGIN No or 21 Jewels 49 270 Jewels 25 J 243 or 240 17 Jewels 242 17 Jewels 18 241 17 Jewels i 12 Jewels 850 7 Jewels CASES All the above in the new Model thin Sllvorlne Screw N Cases In Fahys Crown or Deuber filled god screw case guar anteed by manufacturers for 20 years artistic hand chased or plain 300 more hunting 600 more In 25 year case 200 more than In 20 year case In cases guaranteed for all time screw 800 or Jhunting 1000 more than In Sliverlne case Prices of solid gold cases on application Every watch guaranteed fresh and new from factory no shop keepers an accurate timekeeper and If well used good for fifty l years or longer Will be kept In order for one year Beware of Special movements and cases made nobody knows where and which h you cannot price intelligently and buy everywhere Also of dle work stamped engraved casesthey are a fraud Those listed above f are known to be the best watches made andIf watch Is new and Iperfectyou are safe to buy them whore price Is lowest I pay freight r rLADIES GOLD WATCHES JLarge 0 size Elgin Waltham or Hampden 20year gold filled I llatest style artistic handchased 7 Jewels 10 15 Jewels 1260 10 Jewels adj 17 Small o size 7 Jewels 1150 15 Jewels 15 16 jewels adj Riverside extra fine 26 In 25year case itmore In 14k solid gold case 10 to 50 more Latter with diamonds all In plush box prepaid with guarantee x1jt CHAINS Long Guards latest style soldered links opals or other sets lu IIslides rolled plated 150 and Best Filled Gold 250 and Extra heavy 5 Solid 001d8 and Gents Chains f same variety Orders filled from any catalogue at same price or lesscfa Cash refunded at optionI i DIAMONDS PEARLS OPALS ETC I am an expert In this line and will save you 20 per cent If you will order of me Send for price list of Jewelry Freethought Badges Rings Silver ilt and Plated Ware Optical Goods and My Tract Theism In the Crud ble free J E OTTO WETTSTEIN j 110 KENSINGTON AVENUE LA GRANGE ILL 1rrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrr r r rrlnted soon I will print the ques tions in the paper and then I will add 104 questions for Methodists and pub lish all In a book The book will sell for 10 cents The title of the book will religious book Is In ScrapingI Hog Scraping you cannot tell from their But one or the other Is the name of a book to be pub lished by preachers and editors In this same Campbelllte church which In Lexington is resisting the payment taxes on 1500000 with another 000 lately given Itand that has on the finest street in Lexington Broadway a building across the front of which are the words Bible College the money for which was raised I paying by John B Bowman Camp who finally got under a cloud 150000 this countrywith the under to all non Campbellltes that the college was to be strictly non sec tartan and the understanding to all Campbellltos I then being a preacher among them that the college was to be a school managed by our breth renI paid my little 50000 to John Mien now living In Lexington but very old and probably superannuated It Is from Hog Scrapers of this kind managed by Zachary that a manlike Loos who called Zachary a freebooter which means a thief and a robber and McGarvey and Collis and Spencer all CampbelHte preachers no one of whom ever did an honest days work In his tireyes anti Jen kins that I forgot to namefive men live like fighting cocks on palatial style In among the finest houses In Lexington and In the most beautiful places and wear the finest of clothes and eat the finest of grub and I suppose on the sly drink some good liquor with little preacherlal rackets atttached to 4ho names of two of them and these are the Campbelllto Thom as cats that said In a Lexington paper that they were so glad when old Ruck er sent me to the penitentiary all of them except Jenkins and Zachary the first because he was not living In Lox ington then and the latter because the newspaper reporter did not consider him decent enough to be Interviewed Zachary ought to get the full partic ulars of my stealing the hogs from Mull In that Hog Scraping book This Baptist Rucker that these Camp belllto preachers In Lexington ap plauded for sending me to the peni tentiary though all CampbelHtes hate all Baptists Is the old cock and Pro hibition leader whose girls ten days f ago set fire lnftve places to the house that he built out of distiller jIJohn Athertons whisky money but unfortunately failed to give old Ruck er a taste of the eternal roasting that the devil will dead sho give him Nobody but religious fools liars and lthieves can fall to see the rottenness In this three ringed aggregation of damned rascality and It Is from the- Influence of religious villains like these that Kentucky is the land of 1 assassinations and Lexington the par tr adise of gamblers and whisky makers and preachers and thugs and profes 1k sional bad women t No man or woman can be a moralist without being an Infidel The balance of the EyeOpener Is In keeping with the samples I have given and 4 one such paper in a state will do farImore harm than all the other thieves y tad thugs In that stateIThis Is the practical application 6f the religion of Jesus who said we must love our enemies and hate our friends and drink liquor until he got back againsrONE FARE PLUS 25 vENTS Hot Springs Va and Return t Ivia i QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE Account r SOUTHERN HARDWARE JOBBERS ASSOCIATION 1 MANUIAMERICAN HARDWARE FACTURERS SSOCIATIONe a JUNE 69 1905 THE SOUTHWESTs Grand Country for Homeseekers and Investors Excursion Rates Twice a Month Arkansas Louisiana rnd Texas of er the greatest Inducements for persons desiring to own their homes Cheap land producing almost any thing that can be grown anywhere mild climate good schools good wa ter healthful surroudlnss and a growing country are some of the ad for raising fruits and vegetables for early markets Land that can be bought for to 10 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 homeseekers tickets from Memphis and Cairo at one fare plus 200 for the round trip April 4th and 18th special low round trip rates less than one way fare1600 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 or and information about rates will be mailed upon request SCHAEFER T P Cotton Belt Route Cincinnati 0 tri Front Lexington LeaderIW T BROOKE Former K U Man has Battle in Streets as Result of Big Tem perance Fight Crawfordsville Ind April 22 The temperance fight that has been raging at Ladoga for the last month reached a climax this jl morning when Elder Usk qf the Christian ah evJHSRst TouSwn l1 churchI MOhio and Kentucky t lithe store of Brown and Ashby and asked the latter if he had Id Rev Mr Crim that he was thing but a liar Ashby admit ed that he had made such a re struckIand knocked running fight between the men en sued down the street for two blocksA crowd of antitemperance men quickly collected with the view of mobbing the preacher and it required all the efforts of the Tatters friends to save him j from summary vengeance The parties in the fight are all mem hers of the Christian church Another meeting of the tern perance people was held tonight jl and behind barred doors as fur ther trouble was feared Brooks and Ashby were arrested tonight and their preliminary hearing a will be held tomorrow Who Brooks Is v T Brooks is graduate of Kentucky University having left that institution several years ago While here he was one of the ablest as well as one of the most I young men in that insti tution and was generally known as n young man who possessed both ability and the moral and physical courage of his convic- II tions While I have long said much against the Campbcllites I have hitherto said that they were just as good as any of the other churches I shall no longer say ihat I am now satisfied that they m e tjic worst of all the churches and I give the above as a sample of the morals of their preachers The Catholics are the worst of all the churches for meddling in political affairs Time Pesbyter ians are the most bigoted of all the churches and have done more than any other church to make the world unhappy by their teach ings about hell The Baptists are the most ignorant and the Metho dist preachers and Episcopalians are the greatest libertines with women but for allaround devil try and variety of crime and ig norance the Campbellite lends the procession You can see from the tone of the Lexington Leader that in this region where the TIanipbcllites predominate it docs theIu i 1f j but compliments him for having the courage of his convictions This Kentucky University is nothing but a big Campbellite preacher factory a sample of time output of which is this bully is the church that is refus ing to pay taxes on 1500000 on the ground that it is a religious institution and that has recent ly begged and gotten 25000 CarnegieItoas a re sult of a squabble among them on the subject of grinding the organ in their churches little Jack Hor- ner McQarvey an Irishman not smart enough for a priest not big enough for a policeman not money enough for a saloon and too ugly for a coachman as the leader of time antifaction has started all over the West the fight on the organ question in which Camp bellite preachers and editors are damning and cussing out each other as prize fighters and football men and race horse jockeys would riot condesend to do Kentucky has the worst repu tation of any state in the Union and its criminals are all Christians most of them devout Christians and this Campbellite church is the leading religious fluence of the state They are also strong in Cincinnati and it was probably largely from their influence that that town sent mo to the penitentiary because I was an Infidel The Cincinnati Enquirer therefore calls them the Christian church while a Washington dispatch calls them Campbellites The Church of Humanity Teaches that God Satin and Holy Ghost are fabulous beings heaven and hell are myths mill life is extinguished forever at death Send 10 cents for a years trial Subscription for the Chris tian Educator Address W IT Kerr Great Bend Kansas Imo Laurel Mel March 23 l0f My dear Mr Moore A nay handed me the enclosed nilgoodcould send this article I gave liar one of your papers with which she seemed Could you publish it for her If not plonso return it with any necessary criticism I enclose stamp JJRS W E TOIINSONP you print it and wish her name I will send it Time article is as follows Is The World Influenced by a God How often do we hear the ex pression God is time umbrella of the Universe Is God the umbrella of the universe or is each hu man being an umbrella of a crea tion small universe- Is God a necessity to the mini i kL verse or is each human being a necessity to certain individuals Does God cast shadows and sun light over the universe or is it each human being casting shad ows und sunlight over their af finitiesIs the human life a small universe covered by some individ ual influence Life would not be worth much were it not for this influence Even though it is oft times of an unpleasant nature or the umbrella casts a tremendous shadow over us are we not will ing to be a subject to its power and do we not love to do its bid ding It may sometimes be in the form of love love hate or friend ship yet it is influence and with out that influence life would be a barren desert moistened at long intervals by only sufficient tear drops to moisten the outside not enough to influence the heart suf ficiently to bring out natures true feelings Our being wouldmove as the sands of the desert merely by the winds of life blowing against us Our nature would be warned us by the hot sun on a desert soil and trampled over as the lonely desert is trampled by weary uninteresting travelers whose desire is to leave you as soon as possible and who only travels near you when necessity compells Time true wife whose heart and soul is wrapped in a loving husband is a small uni verse covered by an umbrella of love Perhaps in an hour of sor row a shadow casts almost black ness over the small universe but an influence exists there which she would not for worlds remove She holds by a hand of love the umbrella over her patiently wait ing the shadows to turn to sun light yet were the umbrella or influence removed her happiness would be blown as the sands of time desert The child whose innocent heart knows no trouble is covered by the influence of mother Under this little umbrella it finds love und warmth It lives under its tender covering knowing nothing of fear or of the wide cold world outside The youth and maiden whose hearts have been touched by the warmth of love is covered by an umbrella under which canopy they are learning of a new existing influence Time old couple sitting beside the slowly dying embers of life are covered by the saute umbrella or influence under which they sat together years ago when they watched the building of that fire into life And so we live under our own little umbrella which as it is mewed by the light winds of circum stances sways us with it we care not whither Wo seem perfectly willing to he moved and swayed by the greatest power given onu human being over some other in fluenceL M J ii jj JJt FANATICS IN NUDE Weird Procession Paraded up one Of The Citys Principal Streets Intercepted by the Police Garden of Eden Spectacle was Broken into by Worldly au thority Two Men a Woman and a Boy Insane With Relgious Fan tasies Stripped Naked and Started to Tour The City t The above arc headlines in the Daily Oklahoman Across tile top of time whole first page there is printed in red letters Why should any one go away to Colorado to hunt when Oklahoma City police can find four bare on one city street The joke of course is on the paper devotes nearly three columns of fine print to a descrip tion of this new religious per formance that seems likely to make a success as an attraction in theologyThe and the women were absolutely naked and a crowd of 1000 peophj gathered around them and when asked if they did not feel ashamed they said no that they were perfectly happy and that that was the way God had the man and the woman in Eden and that it ought to be that way now If some of the best looking of these Salvation Army lassies will try that onor oftIll bet they will draw good crowds It will be noticed that this occurs out VilIIdnsonI suppose we will soon hear of his appearing on the streets in what Trilby calls the altogether- I think his appearance in that style would be splendid to dis perse a mob It would beat shooting into them and he ought to have that job in Russia or Chi IIN TROUBLE Educator and Gods Defenderp Thats the naive of a newspaper published at Great Bend paper is a mixture of Infi delity and religion and is run in the interest of a religion of which its editor W II Kerr is the 1esllsI Christ or Dowie But Kerr goodshim and his paper perfect ly moral and decent mid while visionary and a little daft as reli gious leaders generally are I be lieve he wants to do The government goodIto stop the publication per not for any immorality in it t bus the government lees not think it has the requisite bona fide subscription Bro Kerr does not seem to re 1 W rr i4 tJr lI 0 s rPRICE LIST r V a II MENS NEW nODEL 16 SI- ZEWATCHES r tl HAMPDEN No 104 23 Jewels 32 105 23 Jewels 26 Wmrr 1nMk WALTHAM Riverside Maxlmus 23 Jewels 50 Vanguard 23 Jewels 30 Riverside 17 Jevils 21 P S Bartlett 17 Jowels 1250 15 jewels Jewels a ELGIN No 156 or 162 21 Jewels 49 270 21 Jewels 25 r 243 or 246 17 Jewels 22 242 17 Jewels 18 241 17 Jewels E 12 15 Jewels 850 7 Jewels IICASES All the above In the new Model thin Sllverlne Screw Cases In Fahys Crown or Deuber filled god screw case guar anteed by manufacturers for 20 years artistic hand chased or plaina 300 more hunting 500 more In 25 year case 200 more than r In 20 year case In cases guaranteed for all time screw 800 or hunting 1000 more than In Sllverlne case Prices of solid gold cases on application r Every watch guaranteed fresh and new from factory no shop keepers an accurate timekeeper and If well used good for fifty years or longer Will be kept In order for one year Beware of Special movements and cases made nobody knows where and which you cannot price Intelligently and buy everywhere Also of diework II stamped engraved casesthey are a fraud Those listed above are known to be the best watches made andIf watch Is new and perfectyou are safe to buy them where price Is lowest I pay freight LADIES GOLD WATCHES r r Large size Elgin Waltham or Hampden 20year gold filled Ilatest style artistic handchased jewols10 15 Jewels 1250 10 Jewels adj 17 Small o size Jewels 1150 15 jewels 15 16 r Jewels adj 18 Riverside extra fine 26 In 25year case more In 14k solid gold case to 50 more Latter with diamonds all In plush box prepaid with guarantee CHAINS Long Guards latest style soldered links opals or other sets In slides rolled plated 150 and Best Filled Gold 250 and 4 Extra heavy Solid Gold 10 10 and 25 Gents Chainsysame 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 you R will order of me Send for price list of Jewelry Freethought Badges Rings Silver and Plated Ware Optical Goods and My Tract Theism in the Cruc j ble free a OTTO WETTSTEIN 110 KENSINGTON AVENUE LA GRANGE ILL ri proach the government whiohJ seems to be right ni this matter and the editor nSk that friends will come to his assistance and give him sufficient subscription It is a monthly 2o cents a year sample copy free Des Moines Daily News RESTORED TO CITIZENSHIP Dr Hammer of Newton Back in Practice at Newton Dr M R Hammer of Newton whose penitentiary sentence was commuted six months ago after serving 30 mouths of a three and onehalf year sentence which he claims was wrongfully inflicted and due to treachery was today restored to citizenship by the gov error Dr Hammer has reenter ed the practice of medicine at his home Friend Moore Dr W A Croffut 140 B st N E Washington D C has just sent me inscribed with his com pliments his fascinating new book Folks Next Door that describes in his inimitably elo quent witty entertaining style a July cruise along New Era lands coast to the wonderful Bay of Fundy thence to New foundland and Labrador Quebec aural Montrael Thence to Bermuda Isles Cuba Yucatan and Mexico where among the Foltec ruins are little stone gods too numer ous to mention Time book also includes some of his recent poems for he is a high class poet having composed und recited at the Worlds Fair or Columbus Exposition at Chicago on the opening day his famous poem Saint Peters Mistake picturing his learning to ride a bicycle is alone worth the entire cost of the book which is 200 The book is thoroughly Ration alistie as he gives much of the history of the country through which ho traveled and it ought to hi widely circulated by Nationalists lot the excellent Rationalis tic propaganda work it will do Because the Laruhmonter N T recently printed a postal card I sent it complimenting Dr R B Footes excellent medical writ lings Dr l cote has kindly thank therefor and generously of ferred me and my friend Dr A IStaulVer copies of his newest mediIcalclopcdia of Medical Social and r r e willIgratefullY to get writings of this great and good brother Rationalist and try to in duce others to do likewise for the mutual benefit ofnil concerned Heartily wishing you and all other Rationalists abundant good health happiness prosperity and longevity I mnD WEBSTER GROII IRRIGATED LAND IN THE SPOKANE VALLEY The Spokane Valley extends from the city of Spokane for about 30 miles with an average width of five miles reaching Coe ur dAlene City on Coeur dAlcne Lake to the southeast und Rathdrtim Idaho to time northeast The soil is similar to Valleyinthat while the Rhine Valley has been cultivated for thousands of years the Spokane Valley is prac tically virgin soil Spokane is the distributing point for eastern Washington and northern Idaho has a population of 67000 and from it electric lines are being constructed to all parts of the valley which will soon be one vast suburb of the city itself Irrigated land in the western tpart of the valley is now worth 300 per acre while in the eastern readyfor t semitropiclilfruits proximitypropositionFor tions dealing with this and other districts along the Northern Pa cific Ry ask for Series D 123 Write to EmigrationAgent Paul Minn ONE FARE PLUS 25 CENTS Hot Springs Va and Return via QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE Account SOUTHERN HARDWARE JOBBERS ASSOCIATION AMERICAN HARDWARE MANU FACTURERS SSOCIATION JUNE 69 1905 PLOWING ON SUNDAY A SIN ACCORDING TO THIS MAN r Wm Reed Arrested by a Neighbor for Heinous Offense t4 1 i Accused Hunts up Attorney and Hear r Ing Wilt be Held In Few Oays Other Court Matters w liJ In the mind of D A Davis It Is a sin t J for a man to plow his gelds on the holy Sabbath day This Is the reason I 4 11be caused the arrest of Wm Reed sterday Mr R u t was rash and In pious enough to turn a few furrow outragedrJ man In his nelghbjhood to observe a day of rest He wanted all men to rest one day out of the seven n1d f when he saw Mr Reed hanging onto the handles of a plow he was dls t traught The blessed Sabbath was be IUd Mr Davis prstc frhimself In haste to Justice Mowen i office where he swore out a warran chargfdignity of the commonwealth also f7 made and provided onstable Rone i located Mr Reed yesterday and the ac cused got busy In search of an attar It ney to look after his interests The date for the hearing has not been set Afl r WE EDUCATE FOR WAR i i rAdemocracy spending hundreds of for warships and forts for armies and navies is enough to give tjoy If we spent onefourtth of this in schools and missions the I hMm need of these engines of death and de struction So says Professor Charles W Dab ney of the University of Cincinnati fi Glad to meet you Bro Dabney Take Letsdget acquainted I have read the above lines and to the first sentence I must utter a great big borrowed Methodist Amen If devils are taking cognizance of our undemocratic democracy they are certainly joyous If they are cap 1able of becoming so One of our most highly esteemed poets wrote Were half the power that fills the t world with terror iJi Were half the wealth bestowed on i v camps and courts t Glen to redeem the human mind from error There were no need of arsenals and forts 1quite agree with the poet Br but beg to differ from you In conclusions and why We are II expending millions for but where is our harvest of In our schools is taught that Is a part of human economy and in almost every school in the land a is portion of time is taken for drilling the young men in the art of wholesale murder and he who discredits such teaching and such practices is pro nounced disloyal to good government So long as our schools and our teach cannot rise above the teachings Ifers practices of those historical per which were blots upon the pages a travesty upon numan progress 1Itis folly for us to turn to our schools for the remedy f And what about missions Do we it find anything more encouraging To f be fair and not be misunderstood let me class together the work of mission aries homo and foreignand the en tire movement the church militant and are we led to rejoice or to be hopeful that the whole world or any considerable portion of It Is to be ours by bond of love 0 certainly Bro Dabney If our schools and our churches were what they ought to be but right here you f admit that they are not You did not set forth your proviso when you said that if we spent onefourth the amount on schools and missions the world would soon bo ours etc We expend multiplied millions on schools Sunday Schools sermons and literature but for what purpose To bring the world Into bonds of love Nay not even to justice and human regard for human beings We laud the victor who is most successful in the work of adding to the miseries of man kind In our schools Yes In our schools our Sunday Schools and our churches and often we do the same thing in our homes While we believe drying of a single tear has more Of honest fame than shedding seas of gore But alas we are not consistent Eight years ago I made tho declara tion If but one newspaper in five shall espouse the cause and one min- Ister In five be consistent with what he professes and one teacher In five shall lend his best efforts to further c 1 4 t1 t V 1 these steps then will there bo thousands to follow in tho work and in the dawn of the twentieth century universal peaco will havo dawned upon eartl swords will be beaten into plougl shares spears into pruning hooks and men will learn war no more But there is not one newspaper In five to espouse the cause of peace not one teacher in fifty to lend his efforts and not one minister In five hundre work10ftottering structure upon which rests their bigotry their superstition and their priestcraft Even the church of which you are a member Bro Dabne is not awake to the evils of war but Is busy with efforts that discount the sale of Indulgences in the sixteenth then turn to our schools and our missions to do a work that at present Is so far from their efforts today J H DUNDAS SAME OLD STORY PREACHER AND WOMAN Diamond Ala April 15 1905 Dear Heathen Tho inclosed clipping Is from the Guntersvllle Democrat You see we are keeping up with the band wagon We are very orthodo down here We are not of the Savage and Abbott kind of Christians We ac cept all the Book containsbigamy polygamy concubinage and all A high officer here betrayed a poor orphan girl that his father had raised in his home with him He is now hon ored and the victim of his vile lust could not be a Sunday School teaches if she was as competent as Talmage There are not many Infidels in the country but they carry clean records J W RIGGINS The clipping Is as follows Bigamous Elopement- At midnight Sunday John Jordan was roused from the slumbers of the Just to furnish a team to a man and woman who were In a desperate hur ry to reach Cullman The man prov ed to be W T Dyer of Reedbrake in this county and the girl his 17yearold sisterinlaw Miss Eddy Adams It seems he ran away with his wife when he married her and now repeats the feat with her younger sister He also left a year old child for his wife to care for He added Insult to Injury by writ- Ing Mr Adams his wifes father a etter of explanation stating that lie would marry Eddy Dybr has been a school teacher in this county for some time and is also a Missionary Baptist preacher Mr Adams was In town Monday trying to trace the fugl Ives and bring them back They are leaded for El Paso BISHOP HAMILTONS STATEMENT San Francisco Calif April E M 305 Dear Bfo MooreSend me 50 cents rorth of the Blade having poem to Mrs Henry I am trylngto get Kidder itarted again and may succeed shortly Wonder what the Pope will say bout Bishop Hamiltons statement He lives on the corner a few doors rom me That ghost story sticks and comes to me In all kinds of shapes Kill Christ and the rest is easy ThineJOHNSON- Bishop Hamiltons statement is as follows New York April 7In an address today to the candidates for admission Into the Methodist ministry and the New York conference Bishop Hamilton of San Francisco presiding officer of the convention said the successful preacher must be a man of the world le warned them not to bother about eresy or become heresyhunters and declared that there was too much osophy and too little scripture in the study of doctrine Ho told them to give the man with the hypothesis bout the Bible the right of way he had the proper spirit but not to ccept all they heard BLADE ALL RIGHT Canaseraga N Y April 0- Rev Bro Charley C Moore Enclosed 100 For 10 minutes I held 250 In my hand between two minds what to do send a club of or just The Blade Is allrigM You have a thiS dollar right to go for those who put you in olumbus and may you be able to give them tenfold more hell yet I believe in reprisal yes I do I like to see it get home- I am not an atheist but r am not an idoser of the common socalled God who was manufactured by his votaries for the purpose of getting money over his back I know a better Oaand he glides now through your arteries and veins Good byemy gards to Mrs R Rev J Q A Davis A M M D I dont want any God in my blood l rf1t Itt You are a doctor tell me what to take for It Is it any kind of microbe I use sassafras teaIs that good for it Send us that 250 dont be so durn ed stingy HOLLY ROLLERS ARE ROUTED BY FORCE Waverly 0 April 3Flghtlng viciously me Rollers who for four days and nights had been holding an unbroken service in an unsuccessful attempt to restore sight to Annie Kellison were ejected Thursday Cram the township house in Morgantown by the township trustees who becam fearful lest tho terrible strain of prolonged worship should overcome their trustees were refused admission and told that God had ordered the Rollers to hold on until a cure had been wrought Securing assistant and armed with clubs the trustee beat down the doors and were met by the frenzied men and women a terrific struggle ensuing until they were over come and forced from the building Several have become unbalanced by tho intense excitement and they are under surveillance Great crowds from adjoining coun ties have arrived to witness their re markable ceremonies Undaunted by present failure Elders Morris and Mc Klbban announced since all churches and public houses are now closed to them that as soon as the weather will permit an open air meeting will be held when they will attempt to heal all the blind and dumb who apply ARRESTED FOR SUNDAY Lima Ohio March 1905 Mr C C Moore Dear slrA great calamity has ac curred here Vengeance is mine salth the Lord A man has been caught earning his bread by the sweat of his brow on the holy Sabbath day If he had been a glutton or a drunkard we could have stoned him with stones that he died But this maa was working on the Sabbath day when God was resting What can we do In our hour off need we turn to you in old servant of the Lord to help us What can we dc to escape tho wrath to come do it p d q Send 10 and I will re rait Kill hlm Telliand devil Is all you jan do for the Bhle pays and this country and that do settle it Dont shoot hang or electrocute You have to beat him to death with rocks The following la from the Republican Gazette St Elmo Tenn April 14 Mr C C Moore My dear friendEnclosed find 100 to pay for the B G B I hope you and yours are well and happy and the the B G B is prospering Since I saw ou I have had a serious illness but im well again How are the members of the A F A Are they keeping up the Interest and enthusiasm necessary for sue Mrs Closz write for the B B I have not seen any thing from her tor a long time but my paper has come so irregularly that she may have been saying lots of good things that have missed And I have not seen anything from Dr Wilson Has he been too busy prescribing drugs to let us hear from him I see a good article from Mrs Henry In the Liberal Review this month Wishing you a1J happiness in this Ife and a full share In the next if here be any next I am truly yours MISS L M lIBSON- REETHOUGHT RALLY IN CINCIN NATI James F Morton Jr Editor of The Demonstration will lecture before the Economic Club at the Vine Street longresslonal Church Cincinnati at Ight oclock Wednesday evening 2Cth 1905 Subject Philosophical Anarchy and SocIalism Mr Morton is one of the best interpreters in the country of these radical questions Mr Morton has been Invited to speak by the Econ omlc Cluo which in turn has invited Liberals of all classes to attend and make of this a specially interesting meeting A general discussion will follow the lecture which it Is expected will make this a lively meeting Cincinnati Liberals please attend mission free DANGER IN REVIVALS The London hospital issues a warn- Ing against revivals saying that emotion is a force seeking outlet in action capable of being guided by those who intolobjection t 5 to accumulate to overpower person of feeble will and compel them Into courses which sound Judgment would often be unable to approve Abandonment to religious feeling It says is the surrender of tho will to the emotions and the effect is to give emotion the predominant place in the organism Quoted In the Path Finder Wash ington D C April 1905 byITHE PRICE OF DOG FENNEL Chllllcothe Mo April 13 1905 Editor of Blue Grass Blade Dear sirTo pay for a copy of Dog Fennel please find Inclosed 120 L CHUTE Kin to Shoot tho chutoThe price of Dog Fennel Is only 100 with the postage prepaid of course to you But many people havo said that the book is too cheap at a dollar and of their own accord send 20 cents ad ditional for postage and the gener osity Is appreciated DR BOWLES Asks That Infidels Will Spread Infidel Literature Muncie Ind April 13th 1905 BladeI by the Rev in the city of Washington not long before his death he warned his hearers against the danger of reading Free thought literature and stated that the faith of any Christian could bo com pletely destroyed in six weeks by pe musing the current infidel papers pub llshed In the United States This Is probably the greatest and most important utterance that ever fell from the lips of this theological mountebank and I am perfectly certain that the failure of Freethinkers to recognize this great truth Is the chief cause of the slow death of or thodox religion and the slow growth of Rationalism- In former letters I have urged the readers of the Blade to expend a few dollars each year in the purchase of Infidel papers and scatter them broad devoteesrepeat this advice a dhope that Freethinkers every where will appreciate the significance of the statement made by the most colossal the ological charlatan of the nineteenth not one in a hundred of the church habitues In the United States ever saw a Freethought paper and if they could be enlightened and nade to understand that they belong to an institution that has reddened all the rivers of the earth with blood hey would soon vacate their pews and flock to the standard of Rational- Ism by tens of thousands- A trifling expense on the part of very Freethinker would accomplish his work far more rapidly than a hundred platform orators as gifted as the matchelss Ingersoll Hoping that every Freethinker In the United States will flood the arkened homes of their Christian neighbors with the light of reason am yours alwaysT J BOWLES CAMPBELLITE SKYBUSTER Fined 5000 and Put In the Pent tentiary Los Angeles Calif April 1905 rather Moore Read the sermon preached In the- Jail to the county prisoners last Sunday by a Christian criminal who will be behind the bars of San Quentin enltentjary before this letter reaches your office This holy rascal shot his wifes eye out a little over a year ago and she only saved her life by Jumping from a second story window In the hotel where they were staying at the time At first he claimed It was an accident but the evidence proved him be a liar Then he tried tho insanl ty dodge but that also proved a fail ure and he was sentenced to San uentln for two years and fined has been in the county jail more thana year trying to cheat Justice but God has gone back on him and to the penitentiary he must go whore- will enjoy the distinction of being theonly rich man among the thousands of convicts confined there The rich generally escape punishment tor their crlmesS A SMYTHE Milford NebrI am a great friend of the Blue Grass Blade My sub riptlon has nearly expired so please find to renew I hale worked up a good many subt scrlbers for the Blade and I have for them all in advance and waited for them to pay me and acme have not J r1 HP A EXCURSIONS Via the beautiful Inlrud Passage to wrangel neau Skagway Glacier Bay and Sltka Pacific Coast Steamship Cos S S Spokane leaving Ta coma and Seattle Juno 22 July 17 connecting with through service of thei ecNORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAYc The Lewis and Clark Exposition Juno 1 to Oct 15 1905 and Yellowstone Park Juno r Sep 20 en route Very Low RatesWes Booklets Four cents for Lewis and Clarke Booklet A six centw 4 for Vonderland to A M Cleland G P A St Paris InformatlonM Address J J Ferry Dlst Pass Agt 40 E Fourth St Cincinnati qf d NOTE THE LOW SrD 5 tS M MMMOO N LIBERAL We will send absolutely free illustrated descriptive buBetim of JMinnesota North Dakota Montana or thc st Chicago 1 paid yet I want tho Blade as long as it Is printed because it teaches Infi delity I advise all people to get the Blade and study it thoroughly If any Blade reader thinks Infidelity is sibly wrong I want him to read both sides carefully before he concludes that Infidelity is wrong You cannot convict any man without hearing both Rides of the case Infidelity teaches civilization and as long as people believe the Bible they are in tile dark If you want to get civilized get the Blue Grass Blade and read fit carefully Advise your neighbor to get It and pay for It in advance so the editor can liw and publish thV paper Infidelity Is what we want and we have got to have it before we are civilized It has got to have time it Is growing faster every year Those who are Infidels do not need the Diode as much as those who are not Teaching Infidelity is the same as any other branch of education It must be taught by degrees You can not 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ITSAME OLD sfoRYV Hortonville Wis April 1305 i Charles C Moore Herein find clipping irom MUwauv kee Journal This Is undoutiijljr ar fact although a little out oft tgrd4 nary I am acquainted with f3th of the partiesjjfM The Reverend refusedf read the Bluo Grass Blade contain some of the MooreWinklnson dealt h I assured him If nothing more would acquaint tilm with othertuen FicieSar r Would like your comment this and will agree to mall tail paSlcuIar indolent cuss a copy of thou Blade I Yours in this worldW B YOUllCI It was a good clipping bitt some how I lost It I was thinkin b ltIwas the same old preacheriQfrchoir girl story but I believe it w Dew one on meandet cant recall Bolan Iowa Encloapd you ii find 100 for which put the dow paid up to 4th of July 1906 my day I must laugh while reading r vai aublo paper at the style in w you rip them up the back Give them right hot off the griddle SU like to have some of your books must wait a while Wishing yo ccesa anal long life to the good 1 so I am yours respectfully GEq OL BEN m lIf you owe for the Bladoflfwould help us greatly to have yyu upysoo wocanpay our paper bills r DECAY OF SUPERNATURALISM Address Delivered by Dr T J Bowles at the Congress of the American Freethought In Saint LouisI IIOnlymen were an tortured Imprisoned and persecuted ostracised and outraged because they loved liberty and sought to free the human mind from the bondage of superstition Only a lIttle while ago the priest and the prophet the soothsay er and the exorcist the miracle monger and the magician usurped the tellectual dominion of the human race and wielded the only sceptor of power and honor Every event In nature every event in the social and civil life of man was believed ot be caused by gods or dev its by spirits or demons That dark and dismal history in the bloodstained history of the human race extending over many thousands of years has happily passed away never more to return and I utter a truism when I say that through the beneficent influence of the worlds great Rationalists we have been ush ered into the bright tight of a better and a more glorious day Rationalism now pervades all civ ilized countries and is rapidly disin tegrating the throne of the old dynas ty melting off the chains of the worlds intellectual slavery and cloth Ing the Rationalist with the crown and scepter Under the beneficent Influence of this new dynasty we may confidently Indulge the hope that mankind will yet bo redeemed physically morally and intellectually By far the greatest achievement of the human mind during all the turies that have come and gone is the discovery that we live In a natur al world and that the belief in su pernaturalism had its origin in the savage and barbarous periods of the woridt history when man was uni versally Ignorant of natural law We now know if we know any thing that the eternal and unbreak able laws of the universe have trans formed chaos into the cosmos and covered the earth with all its infinitE wealth of form and beauty These same laws of transformation evolution and development peopled the great continents and all the isles of the sea with savage and speechless men and these same laws tireless and ceaseless in their operations in process of time transformed the savage peoples of the earth into bar barians and these barbarians In turn after the lapse of countless ages have been transformed in a few favored spots of earth into partially civilized men among whom may be found a constantly increasing number of com pletely developed Rationalists This highest variety of the human i species has been produced by the eternal cosmic laws of transformation evolution and development and like the other higher species of animals is destined to replace the lower varieties because better utted to fight the battle of life In the changed en these eternal natural laws every Rationalist now knows to a positive certainty that this highest developed form of human beings will spread the net of their dominion over 50cHIGH BRIDGEAND RETURNSUNDAY APRIL 30 Tickets on sale for trains No5 or special and returning on No6or special train leaving High Bridge 500 P M Ask agents for Particulars 0 Z tY I Ih 14 f the entire earth and that all inferior varieties of men who still continue to worship gods and devils at the altar of superstition and supernaturalism will disappear from the earth foreverI Every Rationalist like a star In the darkness of the night Is a luI minous center and from him superI naturalists are earning that the outer world or the world of matter and the Inner world of mind are bothI held within the Iron grasp of eternal universal and unbreakable lawIFrom a bcglnnlnglcss past these laws of progressive betterment can be traced in the inorganic world until organic nature was evolved tnd thesef same laws still reign supreme overall Little by little over long periods of time Improved forms of animal life made their appearnce upon the earth and finally brutish and savage man came upon the scene These prim tine savage men who first peopledI the earth were but a single remove above their animal ancestors and in them reason had scarcely dawnedI Having no knowledge of natural all the phenomena law or natural causation of the world around and about them were believed to be due to invisible beings or to beings like themselves but far greater and moreI powerful We now know to a certainty that this was the naturalI beginning of the belief In turalism we know positively thatI this was the germ from which a11I the supernatural religions of theI world had their origin Ignorance natural law was the soil In whichI they grew and flourished and as Ig norance of natural law was universal belief In suamong primitive men a pernatural religion necessarily naturally and Inevitably became universal The claim therefore by theologians that supernatural religion must be true because it has been universally believed loses all its force when the tuochstono of science is applied to dawn and growth and velopment of reason and with stantly Increasing knowledge of na tural causation supernaturalism has gradually faded from the human mind and In the highest variety of our species known as Rationalists it is now positively known that the universe embodies all causes and all effects and that natural law is eternal and reigns supreme throughout the cos certainly as the earth has been formed from widely diffused and scat t reds tnce by the eternal laws of transformation evolution and velopment just so certainly has the Inner world or the world of mind gradually grown from simple reflection Into the present dazzling din play of reason enabling rational minds like yours to comprehend the universal and unbreakable laws of ture which hold all worlds within their own grasp and forever exclude every trace and every vestige of su pernatural Intrusion All Intelligent men and women now know to a positive certainly that gods and devils spirits and demons exist only in the mind of ignorant men and women who have no knowledge whatever of nature and her eternal laws This knowledge now possessed by all persons of enlightened reason is rapidly spreading throughout the world and must at no distant day become universal in all civilized na ions When this happy period rives as it certainly will all revealed religions will forever pass away and be remembered only as products of ignorance fear and fraud and tural only to an age of savagery or barbarism It will be as impossible for a belief in revealed religion or pernaturalism to spread and flourish among cultured men and women as it would have been for Rationalism to have spread and flourished among our savage and barbarous ancestors for every plant and every animal every belief and every institution not adapted to the environment must perish and as the human race has now entered the period of enlightened reason we may confidently predict the early extinction of every species of revealed religion and every form of supernaturalism These are not the prophecies of hope nor the fragrant fruits of a mental vision but they are scientific de actions based upon the universal law of progress which has worked unceas- Ingly through a beglnningless past and will continue Its transforming and ennobling work through all the ages of an endless future Good men and gopd women have nothing to fear concerning the final triumph of reason over superstition of Rationalism over holy books and divine revelations Inherent in the very nature of things Interwoven in the economy and in the constitution of nature it is clearly apparent that the right shall triumph over the wrong that virtue shall triumph over vice that temperance shall triumph over intemperance that physical and mental beauty shall triumph over RailtlonaUsm destined during the twentieth century to rid the earth of the ravages and horrors of religious wars and fil1I world with the joys and blessings peace The law of progress Is eternal and universal in every de initment ot history ita reilrli and ennobling effects are apparent to all thoughtful observers Slowly pain fully and sorrowfully nine has overspread the earth by long ages of conflict with wild beasts and w h his savape brother he ascended from sav ngory to barbarism and through rounless years of toll and Mood and strTKle he ascended from barbarism into a semi ctvillzed state and after ions of thousands of years of servi niOo to kings and popes and gods aud devils he is at last beginning to to the lofty plane of Rationalism Uid will soon emanspato Wmclf nMn the tyranny of kings and priests fom the thralldom of heartle rls pnd malignant do After so many ages of fearful tragedy and ifirr such a countless series of bat tK and victDiles win can doubt r ans final triumph orr tho priests f supernaturalism who have slaved him and torture him through the dreary ages Long beforoI now gods aflti devils spirits mons and the priests of supernatur alism would have disappeared from civilized nations had it not been for the powerful force of heredity and the mighty force of estcd Inter ests but there Is a natural law stronger than heredity stronger than vested interests and we can all reI bide in the certain knowledge natural selection will extinguish thatI worship of god and devils and the hearts of all men with the fillI lime and rational love for the the beautiful and the true I to tell this learned convention of grand men and noble women that su pernaturalism is rapidly dying anti that we are now in the bright morn Ing of the blessed anJ Glorious era of Rationalism The civilized worM will soon bid farewell forever to all revealed religions which have so long cursed the human race and that hat their origin in the clers and caves of ignorance during the lung and moody night of our savage and barbarous ancestors That this is not an Idle dream I need only remind you that the laws of transmutation evolution and development are ete nal and unbreakable It was these laws working through bjoglnningless past that laid down the stony ions of the earth and clothed it with an Infinite diversity of dunning scenery it was these laws that stocked the earth with an endless variety of trees and plants and with myriads of animal forms It was the working of these tireless law that peopled the earth and all the Isles of the sea with numerous races of wild ferocious lud savage men and it was the operation ol these same laws that in process of time transformed our savage ancestors Into barbarians and then in turn after the lapse of many ages these barbarians were transformed Into partially civilized men on a few la vored spots of earth These samo everlasting laws of differentiation and development the have diversified the surface of the earth with moun tains rivers and seas nUll clothed It with plants and forests and flowers and peopled It with myriad forms of animals and men are constantly at work on the inner world or the world of the mind developing and strength ping the moral sense expanding the understanding and enlightening the reason and as sure as the night fol lows the day and as sure as evolution is an eternal law of nature just so sure will the priests of supernatural ism disappear from all civilized na tions and all the gods and devils of our savage and barbarous ancestors will vacate this beautiful earth for ever When the sun of this glorious day reaches the zenith our little plan et will become a happy home for all the children of men and the whole human race will sing songs of glad ness far sweeter than Bethovens symphonies The pagodas and joss houses that are used for the worship of heartless gods and malicious dev ils will be replaced with r6ckbullt temples dedicated to justice to lib erty to science to humanity and to the good the beautiful and the true and In the midst of this most mervcl ous civilization made possible by the death of supernaturalism will bcak forth a universal anthem that will reverberate around the whole circumference of the earth like the chimes ten thousand mighty bells hung in the blue canopy above us The work which the American Free Thought Association Is doing to hasten the oncoming of this glorious period in the worlds history is Infin- Itely grander than any victories that were won on the bloody fields of war The heroes who died at Marathon and Thermopylae at Lexington and fW t Ii Concord at Yorkttown and Gettys burg deserve to be commemorated poetry in history and in song but they cannot be compared with the heroes of Rationalism who with no weapons but the bloodless battle ax of reason are driving from our beau tiful earth mans only enemies the gods and devils and the heartless priests of supernaturalism SKYPILOT- Continued from first page and poor and lame and shotup in the war and give them grub galore Powells gang invite the bankers and the rich and the fellows in spade tails and creased breeches legs and expansion shirt bosoms with the sis tens In very decollete dresses who have to stoop around the men in ranging things stoop to conquer as it were and so we have all this hell in the newspapers about preachers the Campbellttes leading the pack these days running away with the pretty women of their flocks mar tied or unmarried and leaving husbands and wives and children with the bag to hold Still In all this Pandoras box there is the consolation that the Christians Campbellltes especially are Improving In the matter of esty for whereas formerly Christi anity professed to refer to wings and golden slippers and plunking harps in another world hereafter and to fire and brimstone and fat frying in still another world though everybody knew it was only a business graft now they have thrown off the disguise and plainly religion is business and they are out for the stuff and with Vanderbilt damn the people and they dont want anybody that cant put up his little 150 in a check must have a hank account so that Gods poor that they used to prate abount cant get In even if they could steal or borrow 160 for that purpose These liars and hyppcrltes who have no blushfjthrthisnaked exposure of theniselve on this very Sunday that I write Easter go Into their pulpits and get off that old gag about Its being easier for a needle to go through a Compbellltes eye than for a rich man to get to heaven and then go on to He and whine about poor Jesus that didnt have any place to lay his head when If J C could have married Mary Ann as he tried to do he would have had the softets snap in all Judea to lay his curls on whether his was homegrown hair or a wig One Wednesday night about twenty years ago when I was the Roasted Coffee evangelist of the Leverlngs at Baltimore with carte blanche and money galore to travel anywhere I wanted to tin this side of the Atlantic see Behind the Bars 31498 I truck Louisville and bumming around town to take in anything that might turn up I happened to run on a church just as a lot of people were going Into It on the corner of Steenth street and another one that I have forgotten having no ilea what kind of a church It was but noticing that it was a handsome piece of arch- Itecture To anticipate It proved to be the Campbelllte Church which that gang are now trying to sell so as to build then a finer one but are not willing to take 80000 that they are offered or claim to be offered for It Church people are such liars that you never can tell when to believe any Lung they say It seemed to be a free show and the tickets to Macauleys theater right beside It were pretty high and though could have charged the the ater ticket to my business bosses on expense account as pious drummers always do concluded to take in a few minutes of the free show IIn the church and I tools a seat in the first pew so I could get out as soon as had had a plenty of It In about two minutes the preacher away down at the pullpit started up my way and came straight to me and introduced himself as Powell Ihad on glad rags to kill them days and said that was a Campbelllte Church or Christian he called It and said he was the boss of that she bang and was onto my curves and ho took me away down to the pullpit leading along as gentle as Marys lamb and set me down right In among tho daislcst gang of pretty women you ever went a fishing and perfumer y to beat the band and two or three drug stores and tho first I knew was It and shook out my curls and mashed the wholo push that Is tho women I had been a preacher my own self and knew the combination and rabbit foot and got there Ell and if I had been willing to give up my coffee job 900 a year and all ex penses paid and nothing to do but travel in style and write coffee poetry for the newspapers I could have got a job at that church at say 2000 a year and nothing to do but attractI the women to that church of course the men and money came ALASKA EXCURSIONS Via the beautiful Inkd Passage to wrangel neat Skagway Glacier Bay and Sttka Pacific Coast Steamship Cos S S Spokane leaving Ta coma and Seattle June 22 July 20 August 17 connecting with through service of tho NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY The Lewis and Clark Exposition June to Oct 15 1905 and Yellowstone Park June Sep 20 en route Very Low RatesWestBooklets Four cents for Lewis and Clarke Booklet A six cents for Vonderland to A M Cleland r A St Pau Information Address J J Ferry Dist Pass Agt 40 E Fourth St Cincinnati O PICK OUT IOF STATES UNEQUALLED FOR A 1 GREAT j NOTE THE Is OPPORTUNITIESF LIBERAL STOPOVER J I FREE We will send absolutely Minnesota North Dakota I Iyou want Gives you complete I ties and resources of these states For I I I GENL 220 S Clark st Chicago But the kaleidoscope aint in it forI changes of front Since then I been In that town being tried for thoI penitentiary a half dozen times not one of that gang cared whetfcr I went to the penitentiary or hell or China or Quakeracre and now hero is the same gang including this fel low Powell writing to mo and asking me to come and be a member of a club In which Powell is a bright and shining light and star of tho first magnitude and on their card they have R S V P If were to given big grub stufflng at Qualceracre and invite all my neighbors and ask them to bring along 150 to pay for their grub and stick S V P to the end of It the only Respondcz that would get would bo Go to hell and thats where that whole Louisville gang may go and stay un til the whole thing freezes over like a skating rink beforo I would be caught in any such a push New york Truth Seeker A few years ago the report from tho Mldletown asylum in this State created a temporary flutter by the statement which it contained that tho door to the asylum is often through the church This testimony Is more than corroborated by Super intendent Gorst of the Mendota Has pital for the Insano In Wisconsin To a visiting party of legislators Mr Gorst said as reported in the La Crosse Chronicle There is no greater crime against the State than hold Ing religious revivals Whenever there is a stirring religious revival In any part of the State It is followed by a veritable Influx of patients sent to the asylums Jt Is not always safe to say these things openly because it is not always safe to tell the truth but that is the fact Religious mania t i AND YOUiWill FIND i III MAKING ISt Paul Minn J1THE JIsInsanity and together with overindul gence In alcoholic drink and family troubles religious enthusiasm is the great cause of sending persons to in stitutions like this New York Truth TimedofjA late number of the Fairmont W Va contains a resume y of the career of the Rev L W Barr bigamist and gallows birda man who was so devout that he would not use a railroad train as a conveyance Ion Sunday whoso Ideas of morality wore so pure as to rovolt at the sight of an artistic painting or the shapely limb of a burlesque actress was by fl his ovn confession a thief one who SI stole the inheritance of his own children jWhen the Rev Barr was in Falrmount he went about with a paste brush covering up the pic tares of girls In tights on theater billboards He was an ardent defend er of the sanctity of Sunday but he J robbed everybody that trusted hjrnni committed forgery and betrayed wo men Denominationally he Is a Presbyterian 1 IEXPERIENCE TRADE MARKSI handdescriptionmayasclUlcldt tlonetrlctlyeonSdentlel 1ktenu free for 0reCelveIatonta taken through ft iptelal without charge the Scientific flincricaiu hnndsomclr Illustrated Terms 3e nowdealecLMUNN llranch I t