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Digital page images are linked to the text file. lt ftC r 4 r 1 BLUE GRASS BLADE8D1TEL H HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY i 100 YEAR IN ADV ANOb VOLUME XIV NUMBER 10 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY MAY 14 E M 305 100 A YEAR SeptOHigh I TERMS OF THE BLADE IMU for one rear HM clubs IT NEW uborlb rl Ift caste each flW for fly t t TrmlttOo pr year la advaac itfOfllp subscription 1M w aubaorlb r seat oat rt-ori 1110 Make ill Monty Order Drafts and r Bxpr u Orders payable to the 1flue OraM Blade Lwringtoe Kj r When you ohaag your address drise thus offle tfTlat your old u well u the HW addraaa K tbWhen you lead your aubaorlptl say kether you tori a nw or etc ubaerlbar If publloatUn 111 W ibort Ittf L4sdnU K IPntud at tht post oe rti LfW- 1tter AddrH all comMumlcatloM t BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX Ml Lexington Kentucky F ytt Tlphom SIP Cumberland Tlphoa 801 WESTERN WASHINGTON with Its vast bodies of timber affords ample opportunity for the establish ment of lumber and shingle mill The soil when cleared Is exceedingly productive and fruit grain and vege tables grow In great abundance These find a ready market In the lumber and the Alascamps the larger cities ka trade Government timber land can still be secured while cutover lands suitable for dairying and truck gardening can be purchased at rea sonable prices along the Northern Pacific Railway between Seattle and Sumas For maps and full Information regarding this and other regions along the Northern Paclfls Railway ask for Series H 123 Write to C W MOTT Gen Emigration Act Northern Pacific Ry St Paul Minn i BLUE GRASS TRACTION CO eCars leave Lexington for Parts every hour from a m to a m ex cept 11 a m and 8 p m Leaves Paris for Lexington every hour from a m to 10 p m except 12 noon and p m Leaves Lexington for Georgetown every hour from 7 a m to p m except a m and 10 p m Leave Georgetown for Lexington every hour from 6 a m to 10 p m except 10 a m noon and p m Car carrying freight express and trunks leaves Lexington for Georgetown at 360 Leaves George town at 10 a m Leaves Lexlncton for Paris at 1136 a m Leaves Paris at 146 p m Freight rates also special rates for excursions for supper and theater parties and for school buslnesn and family tickets can be had on applica tion at the companys office 404 West Main street Lexington Ky E T Phone 610 Home Phone 1274 Y ALEXANDER President ISend us a club of five subscrib ers the Blade at 50 cents each We want to increase the circula tion of this paper several thousand copies this spring Do your part i fj j jm i TOM PAINE Rollogious Knowledge article Paine This unhappy unbeliever died In con tempt and misery His disgusting vices his Intemperance and profligacy made him an outcast from all respectable society Ho is represent ed as irritable vain cowardly filthy envious malignant dishonest and drunken In the distress of his last sickness he frequently called out Lord Jesus help me Dr Hanley asked hlnrwhether from his calling so often upon the Savior it was to be inferred that he believed the gospel He replied at last I have no desire to believe on that subject Mr Ghee tham published an account of his life Allen Erksklne Fullers After works That huge volume of some 1300 pages with numerous editions has been In the hands of the clergy of all denominations for nearly eighty Paine is the man to whom the State of New York gave the beautiful home and farm that I have visited at New Rochelle N Y for his services to this country Strange that the greatest state in the Union would so honor so depraved a creature Tom Paine said I believe In one God and no other Tom Paine said The world is my country humanity my brethren and to do good is my rev listen Strange that such a vile brute should have uttered such sentiments Tom Paine was the first American to write against slavery and in favor of womans rights Strange that such noble Ideas should have been in the head of such a dirty drunken wretch Tom Paine wrote the first draft of the American Declaration of Independence that was completed by his friend Thomas Jefferson Remarkable that a vicious drunkard should have been sucJ1a statesman rom labn fs In gave 10000 to pay iRevolutionary soldiers and himself fought carrying a Washington was discouraged because his soldiers were barefooted In tho snow Tom Paine cheered them with those words about the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot these are the days that try mens soulswords that are repeated to this day by our finest orators Strange that a coward should have so acted and so talked Tom Paino made the first iron bridge Before that all the greatI bridges were made of stone small bridges of wood Now all bridges are made of iron Isnt it remarkable that so depraved a char acter should have first gotten into his drunken brain this invention that Is now Indispensable In civilization Paine wrote the Age of Reason the book of which more copies have been sold than any other written by any American and is still selling and will be selling In centuries from now Isnt It a miracle that a lowdown dirty mean old drunkard should have written such a book ALEXANDER CAMPBELL AND THE CAMPBELLITES FOR SLAVERY In Secular Thought Canada for April under the heading Christianity and Slavery appears the following The strongest opposition the Abol itionists had to encounter In their work of agitation and education was that based upon belief In the inspired and authoritative character cf tho Bible Tho Bible and the names of Biblical scholars and famous divines and religious leaders were constantly used against them Alexander Campbell In 1845 wrote There is not one verse in the Bible Inhibiting It slavery but many gulating It I could as soon become a Socialist or a Freethinker or a Skeptic as say or thing that it is im mortal or unChristian to hold a bond servant In any case whatever or to al low that a Christian can have proper ty in man I therefore dare not with my Bible In my hand Join in the anti slavery crusade against the relation of master and slave In all cases what ever or prescribe from the Lords table a Christian brother because ho holds property In man President Shannon of Bacon Col ot f 1 lege Kentucky Campbelllto said Thus did Jehovah stereotype his probation on domestic slavery by In corporating it with the institutions of the Jewish religion the only religion on earth that has the divine sanction o When Mr Campbell went back his home in Scotland he was impris oned for teaching that slavery was Eliza Davis ministered unt him while he was in Jail She vislte- my home In Kentucky My parents owned slaves but they were very indulgent to their slave and neither of them were hearty their belief In slavery and I never heard either of them apologize for It My grandfather Stone the fQunder of the Christian church which degenerated into the Campbelllte church was opposed to slavery and emanc i pated his slaves My mother always told me that was more like my grandfather Stone than any of his sons were I Inherited my grandfathers opposition to slavery and this opposition was increased by a lady teacher from New York that my father brought to Kentucky to teach In his family- I was ordained to the ministry by Alexander Campbell and William K Pendleton Vice President of Bethany College and Joseph Desha PIckett at the time a professor in Bethany College and subsequently Superinten dent of Public Instructions for the state of Kentucky When Dick Tate Treasurer of Kentucky prominent in Baptist Sunday School work stole 275000 from Kentucky PIckett who had been a chaplain In the federate army was one of a long list of politicians whose names were pub llshed who had borrowed money from Tate Picketts amount being 5000 When I was about to be I said to the three persons ordainedI going to ordain me I want to be understood I will never con slaveryjasPIckett picked up a New and roA Timothy t rPat vants was n Greek Testan1eIt slaves and I saw plainly New Testament not only slavery but taught plainly that was every preachers duty to teach that slavery was right I never preached that slavery was right though my sympathies and In terests were all with the South In the civil war but the reading of that pas sage from Timothy put into my head the first Infidel idea that I ever en tertained and that finally developed Into avowed Infidelity MAIMED BY LENTEN DEVOTIONS Rectors Constant Kneeling May Crip pie Him For Life Wilmington Del April 25Con stant kneeling during Lenten services has injured the knee of Rev Hulbert W Wells rector of St Andrews Epis copal Church and he is now walking on crutches and may be crippled for life The injured member has been placed in a plaster cast and Mr Wells has to preach while sitting on a chair John Wells son of the rector is al so upon crutches as the result of an injury and the rector himself wa shipwrecked only a little while ago while on his way to see another son On Easter morning an Episcopal preacher in Louisville hurt his big to so as he rose from his bed that he could not tell them how Jesus rose as he was booked to lt I would try to put up a tale like that they would say I was drunk MINISTER FOUND GUILTY 0 GAMBLING BY COMMITTE Wilmington Del March 21The committee of the Wilmington M E conference by which Rev Charle- S Baker was tried on charges o stock gambling falsehood high Im prudence and unmlnlsterlal conduct today reported to the conference a verdict of guilty and recommended his dismissal from the ministry D Bakers counsel gave notice of an a peal to the judicial conferenceI CHRISTIAN SUICIDE Mrs Olive Gray suicided in a fine tel In New York City by shooting her self In the head She left a note pressive of her faith in religion SUPPOSE WE BEAT CHRISTIANITY I read all of our Infidel publications the Blade included They are generals ly moralists- I I mean by Infidel publications such are published strictly in the interest of Infidelity There are some publications that 4are edited by a kind of semiInfidels that are very immoral and It is the duty of all true Infidels to denounce and repudiate such They do us great harm I got a letter from a woman who said she was an Infidel Chris tlan It was naturally a very foolish letter and was very abusive of me I did not print it I soon got another letter apparently In the writing of the same woman with a mans name to it calling me a coward and various hard names and saying that my de cllnatlon to publish that womans let ter had given great offense to friends of the Blade In her part of the count try I forgot where it was There can be no reasonable doubt that the Christian religion like all other religions Is false and the record of the Chris tlan religion Is the worst of any the Jewish religion being next and If Infidelity did nothing but crush out Christianity that of Itself would be a great and good thing for Christian Ity is not only a great tyrant and Is a source of waste of money in sup porting preachers and building churches and Is a source of aggrava tlon and discomfort to all Intelligent and honest people but It Is the great est of all sources of immortality by teaching the people that to believe a collection of foolish stories about unnatural things Is of more good than Thereled In th minds of all Intelligent peo will increase e educate anu s ur education are now such especially through the press- t and more especially through secular Journalism that people of ordinary good minds are almost compelled to be educated On great national fairs and the Jap Russian war have perfectly expelled from the popular nythe old Chris talc teaching is in ferlor to Christianity and all things of this kind are a continual argument against Christianity and when fin ally as must comparatively soon be the case thousands of people from America will have seen Palestine and appreciated the fraud that Is practiced there to make people believe Christianity our own particular Christian and Jewish religions will be under stood to have no more basis of truth than the hundreds of religions that are some older and some younger than ours We show In our Infidel publications the Blade especially that preachers as a class and in proportion to num ber are the worst men In the coun try and that crime Is almost unknown among Infidels and certainly this is much in the line of improvement Buts still our publications and our greatest Infidel leaders are unspeakably beI low our pretensions and be low what our common sense teaches us they ought to e We have In all of our Infidel publi cations a sort of halfhearted rebuke of some vices but they all sound like we were afraid to tell the whole full strong truth lest we might lose some patrons and as to any advocacy of IngereollsFLet us be honest it hardly appears in any Infidel publication Tom Paine was the greatest man who ever lived In America and In ofsfall the Infidels that ever lived Ho said To do good Is my roll glon the grandest sentiment that was over uttered But there is not in the whole world an Infidel publica rflea or Infidel editor who has the thatpthe salient feature of his lute or of Ills publication Taking Ingersolls own words that wo should be honest wo can say that a Campbelllte preacher In New Albany Indiana is now under trial for having murdered his wife by hang Ing her while we can say that Inger soils devotion to his wife and hll dren was a beautiful and sweet poem And yet it Is true that Ingersoll lived in luxury never made any sacrifice of his comfort for the good of others and none of us can say of him as we can of Paine that to do good was his made people laugh at the ridiculous stories of the Bible which given a fair degree of wit was not hard to do and regained no special sacrifice at a time when the world was ripe for such a man but lIko Jesus Christ he seemed to want to make friends of the rich and power ful Rome was not built In a day and all things came to those who want and perhaps or his way Ingersoll did all that we could reasonably milt of a man But the time has come when Infi dels nYust advance Merely disbe lieving the stories of the Bible as all andIGod no longer amounts to anything worthy of the attention of great and good men and women and the little squabbles that men and women who claim to be Infidels a3 keeping up by the agitation of outside evanescent frivolous volatile issues are pulling down to that extent the great and no ble cause of Infidelity which proposes to subsitute for the follies and frippery not to say insolence and gall the world happfe on principles the accuracy of which can be rtemonslrat c to all anti H r Iw Jtccfsin ly promote oir present plans of at tack upon Chdstinnl l entirely and devoting our publications to tile purpose of doing good on rational a common sens lines of action Twentyfive years ago nobody fould have antlcipa ed that an Infidel like Carnegie won d give for the enlight enment and slevatlon of the world hardlyIas Inge soli and no how as the ftp ImmenseIChrisu et these things have come to 4 Buud before long some Infidel not necessarily a scholar or a genius will arise who will astound the world by his practical and theoretical advocacy of simply doing good such good as Just anybody a2- tdoas the great means of making others happy and thus of making him self happy and when that time comes all the rest of us who had not the morals courage to do that will re gret that we had not been the leader In this great and new Idea CARNEGIE AGIN RELIGION In a report recently from Bro Car negies secretary appears the follow- Ing Bar Sectarianism Mr Carnegie provides that the benefits shall be distributed without regard to race sex creed or color He excludes institutions under State or colonial support also sectaranlsm schools which are under control of a sect or require their trustees or a majority thereof officers faculty or students to belong to any specified sect or which impose any theological test JO JEFFERSON AN INFIDEL The body of Joseph Jefferson the actor was burled In the Bay View Cemetery Sandwich Mass near Buz zards Bay last Sunday the Unitar ian burial service being read Unitarians are Infidels because they do not believe In the divinity of Jesus ChristIn departments of honorable life the greatest and best are Infidels He In Rip Van Winkle was the prince of all the actors I ever heard I always cried when Gretchen drove him out ON AN ABOMNIABIE CHARGE Wilkesbarre Pa April 10The Wyoming conference Inesslon at West Pittston Saturday eclded to try the Rev Charles Wesley Smith formerly of the fashionable Falrvlew Methodist church at Blnghampton N Y on charges of ttemptlng to Induce the IGyearold daughter of a leading member of the congregation to elope with him EPISCOPAL PASTOR ACCUSED OF HERESY Rev Dr Crapsey Preached That Christ Is In All Things Like We Are Rochester May 7The Rev Al j geron S Crapsey pastor of St drews Episcopal church Is charged J with heresy In a pastor signed by all 1 but three clergymen of the archdea conry Dr Crapsey has served St Andrews for over twentyfive years The charges are based on a series of sermons preached In February In which Dr Crapsey Is alleged to have denied the divinity of Christ The next move will be the presenta j tion of the charges to the Episcopal Council of the Western New York cese at Corning on May do not retract my words on the birth of Christ says Dr Crapsey My position is plain The following from his sermon of February 19 contains the sentiments which are alleged to be heretical- In the light of scientific research the founder of Christianity Jesus the son of Joseph no longer stands apart from the common destiny of man in life and death but he is In all things like as we die and born as we are born dying as we die and both In life and death is in the keeping of that same power that heavenly fatherhoodIwhich delivers us from the womb and carries us down to the graver ACCEPT DEACONS REPORT Vote by Free Baptist Church at Bldde ford Regarding Charges Against Rev E L Noble jDlddefordlist church in the vestry tonight it was voted unanimously to accept the report of the deacons Daniel J MeedsiTimothy Elliott Charles H and Lewife S Hill who at a recent hp n r f ii le c gains Rev E L Noble pastor if the Second Congregatinal church The meeting tonight was attendedIby about 25 members of the church busyness i up for consideration The report of the deacons printed Wednesday morning In discussion in regard to the deacons report Fred Tate rose and said that at a recent meeting of the church the members had passed a vote expressing confidence in the ver acity of Mrs Alice G Piper and her 13yearold daughter and he would make a motion that the report of the deacons as read be accepted A rising vote was taken every member present according to adeacon voting in the affirmative This Is the record of the Rev C J Budlong Campbelllte In the state of Rhode Island as given by the Provi dence Evening Bulletin Served In the State Reform School in 1877 December 13 1893 was committed to jail for six months for using the mall for illegal purposes June 22 1S9S was committed to the State Prison by the federal court for seven months on a similar complaint and December 1902 was similarly committed for eighteen months on a like charge The divine is now under arrest in Providence for attempted assault on a twelveyearold glrlNew York Truth Seeker Old readers of the Blade know that have been In tho habit of saying of the Campbcllltes that they were Just as good as any of the sects and that the Catholics were of all the sects the ones who had shown mo least enmityI now change my opinion about the Campbcllltes because in proposition to their number it seems to me that the papers report more crimes among their preachers than among any of the other sects This is natural For a long time all of the other sects combined against the Campbellltes and they were without social political or rellg ous influence Now the Campbellltes have gotten to bo rich and have great Influence especially In Kentucky and their preachers are going into the excesses and consequent crimes that occur in all such cases KENTUCKY COLLEGES IN THE CARNEGIE FUND Only Theological Professors Will Have To Save Up For a Rainy Day The professors of several Kentuck colleges will be eligible to pension- j from the 100000000 fund given by Andrew Carnegie Among the Insti tutions which come within the coed tlons made by Mr Carnegie aro Kentucky University Lexington the State Agricultural College Lexington Georgetown College Georgetown Bethel College Russellvillo Hill Acadaemy Shelby vllle Centr University Danville and Berea lege Berea The professors of the theological seminaries will be compelled to save from their salaries for a rainy day The Rev Dr E Y Mulllns president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said there was no way clear to him for professors in this class of schools to share in Mr Carnegie gift Still he said Chicago University is under the control of the Baptist church and is eligible Dr Mulllns said the charters of schools could be changed where nee essary to conform to Mr Carnegies Halcok of the Mal High School said he thought Mr Car ges pension fund was one of the grandest ideas of the age and would have the effect of raising the already high standing of American college professorsIt that the Infidel Carnegie does not intend to give to religious r stltutions or to preachers and yet even now we see that Dr Mulllns fixing to got some of Carnegies mono ey Just as that preacher gang at Philadelphia has managed to steal Girard College when GIrards will plainly says that no preacher Is to allowed to enter that college beI RIGHT ON CARNEGIE Athens Ohio April 1905 C C Moore SirYou will find enclosed 100 B G B I have never been a subscrib er but came in contact with it a few months ago We have a great many agnostics and nonbelievers In this sec tion of Ohio but the most of them are like the average found elsewhere oinw ip advocating their belief I have Carnegie should Sh1 tea mt lions and devote it t thUcauao Instead of being hurt bywha drthodoxy is saying about him In ithe news sfa r yThe sung total of his wealth If prop 4 erly handled would punch a hole In thodox religion and almost dethrone It HOIT S LORCH M Dj The clipping from the Enquirer says John Paul Jones was a close friend of Tom Paine whose beliefs he Is thought to have shared That fact T It is intimated by the Boston Globe l r x may have had something to do with 7S the neglect of the seafighter at the time rhls death But It will have no dampening effect on the enthu siasm of the honors soon to be paid to his memory I believe Carnegie is doing exactly right The New York World of April 18 gives a table of Carnegies dona tlons amounting to 139912000 more t money than I over had that is at anyone time in my whole life and more than twice as much as I have now In the list of donations there Is not a dollar given to any preacher or church or missionaries or any religious scheme Carnegie has lately In plain terms though kindly expressed his Infidel convictions and told the people that it paid them better Wthlnkll9reof their homes here on earth and less of l hopieswh a ont All othlsltiglitsFbsvsytbggnn the line of enlightenment and education t the things which in the long run will do most for Infidelity t All the priests and preachers in Christendom in the last years or possibly since Constantino started the Christian religion 1580 years ago Inxtaor or priest ever gives to any thing except something in connection with his religion or something that he be lieves will bring him back more mon ey than he puts up t U Carnegie were to give to the Infi del cause all these Christian liars would say he gave not because he wanted to do good but because he wanted to do evil If Carnegie were to give me 1000000 to help the Blade as I have no doubt he wants to do and didnt give as much to each one of these other Infidel editors they would all cuP him out and there is an understanding thereforel t ii1i1 Jiia Carnegie and me that I am to run this paper out of my own millions ZACHARY Bandana Miss Ida Haynes Baptist 1905sDear slrI saw Mr C B I the official reporter for this Judlci Circuit and ho told me that ho had sent you the report of Miss Ida Haynes testimony relative to Zach ary at Bandana He said ho could not males out his given name from his notes and that alhe left a blank for you to fill up He sends two copies thinking you might want to send one to Oklahoma or some where else that Zachary is graz Ing I want you to have this gun to shoot at Zachary I personally know the writer of this letter Ho stands high among the many Infidels who know him and is e a good man but he does not want his name given and I omit that and his address and things that would show his identity This is because Christians will dp nJ iDey can to jure a man wife tells the truth about accompany typewritten lette- e of Mr Crossland is as follows State of Kentucky County of Ballard I B Ballard Official Stenograph er for the First Judicial District of Kentucky and for the County afore said do certify that the foregoing dence was taken down by me in short hand notes said shorthand notes were then transcribed by me and same is a full accurate and correct transcripts of said testimony That said test many was Introduced by the monwealth upon the trial of the case of Zachary being tried before Justice Jap Peel at Wlckllffe Ky In October 1904 Given under my hand as Official stenographer in and for Ballard count ty state of Kentucky this April 28 1904 COSWELL B CROSSLAND Official stenographer 1st Judicial Dis trict Ky It is not give in the form of the answers anything necessarYfto and sala clous part testimony and the I will simply condense f Miss Ida Haynes la 18 years old and lives nor land Ull n1dZtemthe I cannot Jell otgtMethodist pros Fromitofher 4 that Ml Penn Is gentleman Miss Haynes war Penn and was at the last week of From that polntj raphlc report as fo Q Who was sU time A Mr Zacharjl Q Did you hay eosiY satios with Mr Zacharyd was staying at the Court when i was If yoitremp +s A We11 one night ytlyile eetln ryi ing on they the meeting b and 8Ir Zcbiry walked up and both hattiqt t there on my h and I got up and asked him to save and h tHktA me If I was alpa5iIJfaBreacher I told him t wasxas afraid of Preacher as ghody 9ise that thought pre the mean people on a ksometimesi an d didnt say ore anvtnext morning I w s eping In thehall Objections h sel for the defend ant W Q I Be rpu stated that this time that jj defendant Zachary placed hilt dsjon your breast was thatatMr5 sasjorie night last sum mer A I esr ir Q ttartedto toll somo thing abohttti n jt mornIng Elate something ahead an4 tell about that tortA The Lntornin I was sweep ing in if tie hadnt eaten his breakfast come Into the hall where I was a ping and come up to m and str edhis arms and drew the biro 1up this way at him Q adld defendant come from A jhe sittlhig room Q hrll where you wore At4s lr nnybpdjr lspin the hall A tesi r vQ na fir Zachary dome out of the aHUngrpom into the hall where- you AYes slrt r QjWhoro did he gd after this AjHewent tothe kitchen Q Did he say anything on this casion A No sir This happened at Bandana lard County Ky A Yes sir THE DUPY Of Infidels In the Present Conflict Be altween Capital and Labor As a matter of Intellect and argument and learning the Infidels are all the time beating the Christians as the Japs are boating and driving back the Russians Crimes among Christians and more especially among preachers and still more especially among Camp belllte preachers fill the newspapers as never before right on the heels of the great religious revivals of 1905 In the same ratio Infidels are phe nomenally exempt from crime as ported In the papers and yet even now Infidels are not living up to the standard of their philosophy and am one of those who fall below Wo want to be practical good people in all departments and especially In our own homes and among our families A specially fine opportunity Is now afforded Infidels to show the superior- Ity of their code of ethics to that of the Christian religion- The country is full of strife between the rich and the poor Wherever there Is a rich Infidel and especially one why hires poor laborers he should now more than ever before do all that ho possibly can to gratify and make haoov those whom he employes He should hens kind a possible to them in all ways and pay them all that he can afford to do The chances ara more than even that the rich man will not lose by It financially and at any rate It Is most dead certain that the rich man will be a happier man for having boo kind and generous My wife and our son and I are all combined in the management of our Blue Grass farm of 350 acres with all kinds of products and stock and im proved machinery and there are no people In America who are in the highest sense of the word a combination of pleasure and profit farming more successfully than we are We have employes white and black and of both sexes We scarcely know what it is to have unhappiness and dissatisfaction among them and they oftenasI havo seen muoK LJia world a Quakera n iaIT r 4L l wl y- Uyiujireii sdy t r v id y whei ther so aliI makerspeed e e e rt0 as byeaf Tips CLASSES ARE BEST1t tblcago April 24 Preachers ch ers and newspaper men areT ro prom to ellfhg lies than anyJJMher class according Professor Aj ton W Small dean oflthe graduatesai at the University alcago pjji laid It In the chapel i Moat of the deansy J era prospectfverpreachhrs Aflorsp rnuggested that sometb done tq correct the prpyftlM bncy ministers and psore to prevarfcatebut It ia not cid ed whetnertle matter wiltbwie red to the Civic Federation pal voters Leaguer arthtnicl Preachers said they ften itenot order to subst pet theories they are advanbla hers llo the sahte thing 1ahb dant excuse for neyspapl7ras b use they are catering do raand for ensfatic utthere Is no excuse whatever prf cher and the teachers rry I The above is from4 the Sti ufs Star The man w ote t ha ov- identlf been reading t got that up a little wri ree big gest liars Jn the wwjaj e archers editors and latvy db h a ore I f 1 r f say that my man Wilkinson who Is a combination of all three of these is naturally the biggest liar that can be made BEING GOOD IN BE HAPPY We have thousands of publications that profess to want to matte people happy by religion and thousands that profess to want to make them happy by giving them what is usually called prosperity and especially money and yet it is a fact that intelligent people know that neither religion nor money and honor make people happy and the people who write such publications know beer than anybody else that neither religion nor prosperity makes anybody happier and the people who write such publications do so simply to make money and fame for them selves and have no idea or purpose of really making anybody else better or happier In proportion to number there are more unhappy rich people than poor ones and I doubt if our millionaires ever see a happy day excepting possl bly the Infidel Carnegie who Is giving ins money to help others And yet for all write as I do I sup pose would gladly receive millions of dollars and great honors if they were offered to me this beautiful May morning when at my home with the fresh air full of the fragrance of flow ers and the songs of sweet and beauti ful birds I have no reasonable doubt that with my loving wife and children of all of whom I am so proud I am a happier man than Rockefeller s Roosevelt Poor Rockefeller is a vie Urn of dyspepsia and millions of peo ple curse him every day and 1 would hate to be reduced to the extremity of having to travel thousands of miles to seek happiness by killing animals for pleasure and then on Sunday go nto church as Roosevelt did and preaching a religion that has not in it a word of sympathy for any animal that says Beware of dogs that burnt thousands of Innocent animals on alters to appease its bloodyminded God and in all of whose life there is no intimation that ho ever patted a dog on tho head or gave one a bone There Is more crime and unhappi ness among the religious and rich in proportion to number than among any other class The gallows and prisons and lunatic asylums and suicide seem to be only for Christians There Is only one way goodIIUY to makoPleand n als hn noa lliti6h m 6shppy man and to be happy It is not necessary thaf a man should own a single dollar More people suffer from having too much to cat than from vlng too lit JSo Diogenes his1tub Was Fpler man than Alexariddrthegreatest- conqueror of the world All people should try to bo Successful In business so far as they honestly can and if successful should try to help others but it should not make them unhappy if they fail to succeed Id business they have done the best they can IfI I do not doubt that poor women black and white at QuakerI acre today are Sappier than Rocke feller and Roosevelt and their wives audi suppose there are more people who love me than love both of those men combined Neither of those men can ever have any assurance that anybody loves them becauso they know that any profession of lovu for them is prob ably a policy and neither of them over makes any sacrifice for the hap piness of others while I know that there are many men and women who love me because they say so and so far from there being any Incentive to say that when they do not mean It they say it when it Is opposed to their Interests to say it No man over was happy who lived simply to promote his own selfish in terest and any man or woman can be as happy as any body can be who does all that he or she can to make others happy Let us try to be good THE GALLATINVALLEY MONTANA situated a little West of Bozeman is becoming celebrated as the home of the finest malting barley grown in tho United States Under tho Influence of irregation it Is not uncommon to raise a crop of fifty bushels to the acre and the dryness of the atmosphere gives it a better color than that grown in localities where tho crop is depen dent upon the rainfall Tho climate of Montana is exceedingly healthful and the proximity of tho mining camps which abound In the West in cures profitable markets for all products of the farm Tho West Gallatin Irrigation Com pany located at Manhattan hold their land at from 1600 to 2500 per acre Including water rights Besides a large rolling plant located at Manhat tan a mill for the manufacture of strawboard and course grades of paper is now under construction There is a large Holland settlement in the val ley For maps and descriptive pamplets or full information regarding lands or business openings in other territory along tho Northern Pacific ask for Series B 123 Write to C WMOTT Gens Emigration Agent Northern Pacific Ry St Paul Minn HE COMMENTS ON NEWSPAPER CLIPPING After the above was written wo are Informed by Pension Agent Swigert that Mnrkey had served his country three years In tho army during the civil war and afterwards nineteen years in the navy that ho was a man education and refinement but 10f by the drink habit contracted his army experience and for he was more to be pitied than blamed He had a pension of 000 per month and will receive a soldiers burial Indianapolis Star Editor of Blade Since our bear killing president has had good luck killing animals out West and the liquor traffic that he protects under tho stars and stripes for revenue is killing men and wo men at the rate of 100000 a year the Indianapolis Star a whisky sheet says poor old Frank Markey friend less and pennyless was found dead among kegs of liquor in the rear room of a barrel house at 304 West Washington street Now that Mr Roosevelt and Mr Bryan both stand for liquor cense for tho llqour traffic will either of them send a boy to take the place of poor old Frank and they advocate that doctrine In their platforms Editors preachers and the Presi dent ought to stop talking about race suicide and womans sphere what ever that may mean and devote their time to making the world fit for chil dren to live In M N All right except that you did not give your name and address looks like you are skeered of somebody Teddys bear shooting disgusts me Its all to bo Imitating that fanatical Christian fool William of Germany who rides out Into a big park and has a hundred flunkies to drive elks up to where he is sitting and he sits there and murders of the poor penned up gentle things and then stands and has hunteraadIC bono worse r cruelty to animals to the governmentft- olntot Zoological Wish inglon and shoot their iweeri Dullflghting pffand boar shooting for fu tiidifference in any moralspont l A part of my inheVlUnce a r in slaves and vet I would J the confederate army tletf ymy opposition to slavery 1 I am opposed totik liquor traffic that made a pauper 6fthc old Yankey soldier Frank Markey andthen kill ed him and Roosevelt Ibe bronciux r Yhowlerhonest Injun whoa Uio greater r to an old Yankee soldiersTeddy iJChristian or hellbent h Moore VfeV V ROPE ROUTE GONE TO JPLUNK A HARP On May in Salem Oregon Frank Guglielmo was hanged for J1em r der of Miss Freda Guar scla aged ho being 22 Frank was a saloon keeper and wanted to marry Freda and she wouldnt have him and Frank walked up behind her and shot her In the head and then shot bar through the heart and tried to escape He had once been married and divorced Frank walked to the scaffold with a cigar In his mouth and when the Sheriff was putting the noose around his neck said Look put you aro choking me Frank was exceedingly pious and had a brace of shavepates to see him off A part of his speech was as fol lows Dies Like his Savior Gentlemen I have only a few words to say God bless you gentlemen and God bless all of the people It is sad to die but I go to my death with a feeling of peace In my heart toward all men my enemies as well as my friends I forgive them all and I trust God has forgive them and me freely as have I go to my death as did my Savior without sign of fear In my heart and with peace in my soul I am awful sorry for the crime I have com mitted for which I must suffer death on the scaffold But it cannot bo helped and God knows die happy My only regret Is that tho girl is not alive today as I would drfor her Jn a ute T f t This is tho same old old story All people that are hung aro Christians a largo proportion of them Catholics Frank is all right and in heaven now because he had some priests to i him up all hunky Poor Freda however was engaged in the irreli gious business of ironing clothes 1when Frank killed her and not hav ing time to receive extreme unction kar greased by the shavepatesIs now in hellyAnd this Is what they call Chris tthan civilization d Eau Claire Wis Sunday Leader PASTOR DRIVEN FROM HIS CHURCH 1 Barron Shocked by Fall of Rev Mr MortontBarron Wis May GTwo weeks ago citizens were shocked by tho Ircharge of Cord Studebecker a mar u vied woman that Rev G W Morton pastor of the Baptist church and married had criminally assaulted here jIstory on account of their profound faith in the good character of Mr Mor ton r When a delegation of members of his church went to him for ann11l nation he denied having assaulted woman but did not deny that he had F been criminally intimate with her It Is said he paid her hush money then i ho resigned and took tho first train for Chicago His wife sold all their lhousehold goods and followed him His excuse to her for resigning his i position was that his relatives were dissatisfied with his work 1 By hard and diligent work he had made a wonderful improvement In the JiBaptist church in two years A 1600 parsonage had just been completed and he had moved Into ityLast Monday was set for a hearing and Mr Morton was duly notified to appear and defend himself Roy D W Hulbert of Wawatosa WIs came to conduct the examination btit in stead of appearing Mr Morton wrote a letter In which he practically admitkted haying used force He was then promptly expelled from the church He also stated that the woman told him she would make the matter pub flic if ho did not pay her a certain n sum of money which was far more than he was able to pay It is gen orally believed that Mrs Morton Went 11away from here none tho wiser as to the real cause of her husbands den departure Mrs Studobecker isIta st4ra Coxes 1t J Iitw i and eniployod as its janitor IIblipieiitfe9 TO CI IQUEEN i Account LATONIA RACES Derby bay 7 Tickets on sale May 27th go turning May Sis tAsk Ticket Agents for partlenuor H C King C P T A d11 r IifyJ t 4 Good Route to Try I It traverses a territory rich in undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for ngrlculturc horticulture stock rals F ing mining and manufacturing And last but not least it is The Scenic Route for Tourists The Frisco System now oftera the traveling public excellent service and I fast time Between St Louis and Kansas City and points in Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and the Southwest Between Kansas City and points in Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and Mem phis and points In Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the West and Southwest Full information as to route and rates cheerfully furnished upon appll cation to any representative of the Company or to PasseagerTraffic Department Commercial Bulldlad irslat Lout ytj r y r i From Blddeford Maine Record STIRRED BY SCANDAL Grave Charges are Made Agalst a Bid deford ClergymanAccused of At IItempting Liberties With 13 Year Old Girl it Deacons of his Church Have Taken Matter Up Mother Declaresto Shell Drive Him Out ofCD TownrcThe people of a Blddeford church are stirred up In a way that they have seldom If ever been stirred up fore and by stories which If truegc make one of tho worst scandals that tho has ever afflicted a religious organl zatlon In Dlddeford Not only Is this church affected by these stories but another church is drawn In as well and today members Mr of other congregations have been die bussing the stories and wondering if a they can be as horrible In detail as of reported to them on These stories anectea the moral character of the pastor of the church first alluded to and in the event that accusations made against him are the 1the to have foundation In fact willJIt his pastorate In this city 3y These accusations have been brought to the attention of tho deacons of tho church and they have discussed the stories moro or less IIThese of the deacons held at meet- Ing iast Friday night and talked thew beI 111Inlbeen called but It Is said that a meeting of the four deacons will be held right away and that an Investigation will be arranged for The dea cons decline to discuss the matter for publication at present and those who iswere seen by a Record reporter Tues day would not say much of anything- In the event that the deacons of the church decide not to take decisive ac of Lion In tits matter it is said that of prominent members of the church will take the matter up and compel a church meeting to be called to take a best there is a great deal of of trouble In prospect for this church and should the church take such ac Lion as would permit the pastor to continuo his pastorate it is freely predicted that a great many will with a draw their support and leave the it Is true that largo numbers r Jennie state their belief in the are uts t u re r niuT who decline to usupportersI Iup t and declaro they are not onable but preposterous The accusations made against this pastor are that he attempted liberties J with a 13 year old girl and this in such a public placo as a church and at a public service meetlingof tho two cities was held at the Jefferson street Free Baptist church and at the time when the service was lnearIng a close it Is alleged that this took liberties with thisI girl who was sitting in the same pew and close to him the church being close of the meeting the girl went to her mother who had occu pied a pew nearer tho front and throwing her arms about her mothers neck began to weep hysterically Tho mother asked her daughter why she wept and the girl replied that she could not toll her there but would do so after they got home On tho way l home the girl related what had taken place In the church Her mother asked her if sho know who tho was and she said ho looked like Rev Soand So giving this pastors name but sho couldnt believe it could been him as ho was a clergyman haveI mother doubted at first that It this pastor but later sho tho usher who had seated the people In that part of tho church and was told by him that It was this clergy mans church and Friday evening the meeting referred to was held It was hoped that tho pastor might be pre sent at the meeting so that tho accu satlons might bo laid before him and an explanation be obtained from him but ho was out of town 1accusations wero made known to him day however and that afternoon ho called on tho mother of the girl This woman talked with the utmost freedom to him and clared that he must leave town sho would never rest until he had left Blddeford for good that she did not consider her daughter would be safe in tho same town with him This mother told a Record reporter- to whom sho repeated her story and accusations Tuesday morning that this clergyman did not mako a denial but his explanation was that if thing of tho kind occurred as was claimed by her daughter ho was en tlrely unconscious of It The girls mother told the reporter t r trrj 7 ttAT that she was determined this clergyman In should be compelled to leave his pastorate and remove from Blddeford out and that If neither the deacons of his church nor the church took action to not terminate the pastorate she would bring an action herself She declares she would never rest until he was driven out of town The womans husband was out of of until Saturday night and ho be will enraged when the stories were say to him and It was with difficulty that ho could be restrained and from violent action towards the gyman Ho was compelled to town on business Monday but leavoI have away he called on one or deacons and is said to have with very plainly to theman 4wIWith the abovo was the following the North Waterboro Maine April 26 05 C C 1loorehoDear sirInclosed you should find the clipping from the Blddeford Record April 14 05 If I get anything later I will send it to youA W TUCK ERThe grandest rascals and tho biggest liar that now tramps the earth Is preacher RAKED Accident Out of My Waste Barrel I want people to write mo a great ong fool letters about just any old thing writing only on one side of the paper I dont throw them in my barrel like I used to do but use the blank side of them for writ pious editorials for the Blade I had thrown Into my barrel a letter ilgned Susan J Peck Minneapolis Mlnncasota April 23 05 and wanting some blank paper had written on the sack of Sister Pecks letter when hap- penIng to see the ending of her letter I was crossing It out to keep the printers from making a mistake I concluded to print that ending- I think Sister Peck Is the mother jail Pecks Bad Boy She is In a Peck trouble about religion and cant tell lay which side of the racket she is on the sho does give me h and she rips tho Christians up the back like kit of mackerel and I am too fond a hearing myself write to be printing things that cuss me out and dont send Tong any little 100 and dont in anyway bring any grist to my mill- I think sister Pecks graft Is to start In new religion In which men will bo lIn urnpecked I think the supply of igions is greater than tho demand row and Iam on the bear sldo of the market VLJ thusly Hero we nave the chic lesson to be In the Bible that of Right Gen eration which when it comes from the pen of Mrs Henry is accepted buts rejected when It emanates from a Christian with the Bible as authority The allegory was right for the cation of young men which they sadly Christians and Infi by dayI to spend their tlmo In the peoples eyes and accept intellect reason and jus ice as a holy trinity with a sincere eve of all as God or guide then deed will the millennium dawn and humanity bo free My self and others whom I know will do all in our power to spread the correct Interpretation of tho Bible and let orthodox Christians and In fidels fight each other to divert the terest of the people as the two old political parties are doing You may hear tram me again but do not desire that you shall publish anything that I shall write as your cursings are so much more Instructive and entertaining 1Some one or more of us will in tho near future publish an priate title a correct InterpretatlonI of the Bible and will send you a copy You have missed tho opportunity of your life but what you have rejected many orthodox Christians accept when they need have no fearC from the doctrine of Infidels Of course you understand that herein IsI a part of my answer to your Erran cy of the Bible Yours very respectfully SUSAN J PECK Minneapolis Minn eI dont want any millennium in mine When am once good and sho dead I want to stay dead and the Devil and Billy Pringles pig and I dont want Gabriel or any other durn Ltcd fool to come around waking me up A hundred years ago I was dead exceedingly dead and I never saw any trouble Then I wes born and I had a lot of trouble hardly over had any real fun In my life except when got married and when I was in the penitentiary or in jail In a hundred from now I will be dead again and I want to stay dead dont want to be IYraised even to get married again or to go to the penitentiary again I married the best woman In the world and have got the best children i tj the world and I am the only man get who ever lived who got any real fun ed of a penitentiary or rather in a penitentiary and I am afraid I would have as good luck next time and would be too old anyhow to marry that again after I have rlz It affects my rlzlbles There will be 10000 people who will read what you hero say and the the 10000 there will not bo 10 who believe your statement when you I do not desire that you shall publish anything that I shall write Its one time when I am In the was majorityIf spell it opportunity you will not a heaven of a tlmo with your correct interpretation of the Bible all the big College presidents has all the big preachers saying the Bible is a fake and a fraud of first water Send mo a copy of It though any and if you get it out any time during present century for I expect to be dead before the next one begins her WIFE MURDER CHARGEI and AGAINST REV SUTHERLIN my dog Prominent Minister of New Albany Accused of Having Choked and Hung His Spouse to a Transom and FLOYD COUNTY GRAND will JURY RETURNS INDICTMENT to Deed Alleged to Have Been Commit ted Last OctoberCoroners Verdict Suicide to It Accused of the murder of his wife In a grand Jury indictment containing hree counts charging murder In the Ing irst degree the Rev Ulysses G Suth jrlin former pastor of the Park Chris es Ian church In New Albany and a prominent minister of tho church of the hat denomination In Southern Indl ma was arrested yesterday by Sheriff Harris and placed In the New Albany to await trial in the Floyd Cir- cuIt Court which convenes next 1IonhE Mrs Sutherlin who it is alleged vas murdered by her husband meter death by hanging October 12 1904 and at the time the Coroner returned verdict of suicideIThe domestic trouble in the Suth- rlfn In family dates back several years and on November 12 1902 culminated a divorce suit filed by Mrs Suther The suit was withdrawn a short time later through the offices of the ifllclal board of Park Christian church and a reconciliation was affected This didnottlaaLan l arswun vault was filed December year Both complaints nrolfubsta lolly the same and allege cruel treat sent Mrs Sutherlin alleged that her husband constantly found fault wither and upbraided her continuously tor the slightest acts that did not meet its approval that he used threaten- Ing and abusive language toward her nd treated her with physical violence choking her In his answer to the complaint which was filed March 31 L903 Mr Sutherlin practically ad nits tho charge of physical violence njt avers that his wile had condoned ho offense and had forgiven him The divorce suit however never came to trial and on April 27 1903 was dismissed ou Mrs Sutherllns mo Lion after a second reconciliation had been affected After the divorce suit lad been dismissed the couple appar jntly lived happily together until the tlmo of the tragic death of Mrs Suth jrlin The above is the main part of the the account in tho Louisville Herald of May sixth It has a fine picture of Sutherlin with a Rev before his name and a white cravat on him and that same kind of slick article face on him and blur of Injured innocence that you nearly always see on one of these vil lainous preachers If antecedently you had looked at my man Ulysses Grant Wilkinson and Ulysses Grant Sutherlln you would have said that chances were at least to that Wilkinson from the backwoods would murder his wife before Suther lln right in sight of the dazzling Rev E L Powell the Campbelllte idol in Louisville would murder his wife Other big Rev Campbelllto preachers have como valllantly e assistance of Sutherlin and will over be done to him nothingI It would not be popular to him The Campbellltes here aro a fin metal political social and educational power and It dont pay to go up against them The Lexington Leader devotes 13 lines equal to about lines In the Blade to tho Suthorlln murder If some Democrat had murdered a Republican the two together not worth the dynamite that would have blown them to hell the Lexington Leader would have printed 1000 umns to get the Democrat hung If tho Republican had murdered the Democrat the Lexington Leader would have printed 4000 columns to the Republican cleared and honor A big tony Campbelllto preacher though can murder his wife by hanging her and 13 lines of telegraph Is all is said about Itnot a word of editorial comment The Lexington r Leader is the most prominent paper in city and is the principal religious champion of the city When I was a boy an Irish woman follqwcd after her husband who was being led to jail for beating her Sho r crying and said It was a poor country for liberty when a man could I whip his own dear wife without being sent to jail for it The sentiment of that Irish woman so grown that now a Campbelllte I preacher can murder his own dear wife and a gang of his Campbelllte preacher pals will gather around him make a saint and hero of him for I doing so If this Christian devil had 1 chloroformed the woman it would not I havd been so bad but he murdered I by hanging her the most brutal most protracted suffering Let it be known that I had choken iwife or oven killed a sheepkilling by hanging and these vile Chris Liens would print it as one of the evi dences of the brutality of Infidelity there is not a Campbelllte prenbher or editor in America that help to expose Sutherlln some lowborn devil who does not know how spell his own name which of course is Southerland I The only consomuuii in mi ot inis descent and moral people is that is simply hastening the day when I America as in France tho people will attend to these preachers by kill them I The Commonwealth has witness against Sutherlin This fellow Sutherlln at New Albany just across I river from Louisville and E L Powell in Louisville the Campbelllto preacher who is cutting such a swath I there and Zachary and McGravey In Lexington and my man Wil kinson in the Indian Territory are all birds of a feather all out for the stuff egardless and we cannot have com non decency until such men are sup pressed McGarvey and Powell and Suther represent tho aristocracy of the Campbellltes and Wilkinson and Zach ry represent the low down riff aft ragtag and bobtail the first three sharers and the othpr two Ignora tnouges but all working in the same team The newupapers continually show thflLpl f3 biggest the vJl1f v farnl re ling tho sic and yohmore Atta Can April 19 05 Editor Blue Grass Blade of Deur slr1Iy name Is now on your list for the Blade which my grandfather John Helm of Port Hope Canada has instructed you to forward me I wrote you about a year ago regarding tinkers dam which you or use in Dog Fennel I enjoyed that book very much and have had the Globe rottlng fever more or less ever since I would like to know If you have any subscriber living farther Death than I am Canmoro is a mining town in the Territory of Alberta most on the border of British Colum bia and on the main lino of the Cana dian Pacific Railway There are two small churches in the camp one Pres byterian and tho other engineered by the Hierarchy There Is very little doing In either of them Tho priest gets around here the day before pay day and Its simply a holdup game of Religion doesnt make tho average miner lose any sleep and our Sunday afternoons are usually spent playing baseball I enclose a newspaper clipping from the Toronto Canada Globe of April entitled Preached a Liter al Hell The black beetle in this case who gave the lecture in a Toronto Baptist church Is W R Newell of Chicago I think he must have dropped tho letter h from his name The proper place for him is In a lunatic asylum doing hard labor and If I dont hear of him being locked up soon I will not be surprised to seo his name In the Blade some day under some such heading as another divine gone wrong If you ever get half aIchance I hope you will dive wholesale hellsllnger hell in the neckI through tho columns of your paper Vote what he said about the screams 1I of anguish and horror made by Torn Paine on his death bed could be heard half a mile When will intelligent and educated people cease from listening to harangues of this sort from foulmouthed lying hypocrites of the W R Nowell ypoW J HELM A part of the account of Nowell is as follows Mr Newell is a brusque Individual with a sharp voice at times rasping and speaks with a decided Illinois ac cent His appearance and tho im pression he makes are rather those of i N rrrrrrrtaa rIrrrrurrrIR PRICE LIST = r fir I1MENS NEW MODEL 16 SI- ZEWATCHES rr r HAMPDEN No 104 23 Jewels 32 105 23 jewels 26 Wm Klnley 21 jewels 23 same 17 jewels 12 General Stark IXr Jewell 10 15 jewels 7 jewels 650 WALTHAM Riverside Maxlmus 23 Jewels 50 Vanguard r 23 Jewels 30 RIverside 17 Jev ls 21 P S Bartlett 17 Jewels 1250 16 jewels I 7 jewels ELGIN No 166 or 162 21 Jewels U9 270 21 Jewell 26 jewelsUCASES in the new Model thin Sllverine Screw r Cases In Fahys Crown or Deuber filled god screw case anteed by manufacturers for 20 years artistic hand chased or plainr 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 r- I hunting 1000 more than In Sllverine case Prices of solid gold oases ion application Every watch guaranteed fresh and now from factory no shop keepersan accurate timekeeper and If well used good for fifty years or longer Will be kept in order for one year Beware of ISpecial movements and cases made nobody knows where and which r you cannot price intelligently and buy everywhere Also of diework I stamped engraved casesthey are a fraud Those listed above are known to be the best watches made andit watch la new and r perfectyou are safe to buy them where price Is lowest I pay freight 1LADIES GOLD WATCHES Largo size Elgin Waltham or Hampden 20year gold filled ilatest stylo artistic handchased 7 Jewels 10 11 Jewels 1260 Ifi r jewels adj 17 Small o size 7 Jewels 1150 15 jewels 16 16 r- I jewels adj 18 Riverside extra fine 26 In 25year case rmore In 14k solid gold case 10 to 50 more Latter with diamonds all in plush box prepaid with a Long Guards latest style soldered links opals or other seta In slides rolled plated I 150 and Best Filled Gold 250 and U Extra heavy Solid Gold 10 10 and 26 Gents Chains same variety Orders filled from any catalogue at same price or less Cash refunded at option DIAMONDS PEARLS OPALS ETCrI am an expert In this line and will save you 20 per cent if your will order rme Send for price list of Jewelry Freethought Badges Rings Silver and Plated Ware Optical Goods and My Tract Theism In the Cruc ble free OTTO WETTSTEIN 110 KENSINGTON AVENUE LA GRANGE ILL Nrrl llriIa Yrr aaaaaaaaaaaa pretty shrewd business man than mill man of the Gospel And his me d tttiWlt aslTCas lW 7thet Impression whyat nly a millionth cV JJofthi world is known ho his iqea of the possibilities of thefuture population hell Mr Newell had no use for the scien title notions of things Tho Mount Pelee eruption was for him quito as much a visitation of God as the flood the destruction of Sodom and Go morrah for had not the Pelee people crucified a pig In mock derision of the cross only the day before tho eruption One of his arguments for a literal hell was the deathbed scenes of the lost God had allowed the pains of hell to take hold of Sir Francis New port before he died and he said to his Infidel companions I see into the very depths of hell this very minute And the screams of anguish and horror made by Tom Paine on his death bed could be heard half a mile The Baptists are the most Ignorant any of the sects and naturally will keep up the hell business longer than any of the sects DOG FENNEL Read Six Times and Every Blade Read Twice by an Astronomer Clinton la May 1905 James E Hughes My brotherWhat is the v utter with you Here It la Tuesday noon nEil no Blade I venally got It now Monday forenoon Last year it used to get hero Satur day afternoon so that could take It to Sunday School If I wanted to and at all events I could have a good Sunday- I seldom let up until I read It two times over I would like to be so situated that could see yourself and Bro now and then- I met him In Chicago in and enjoy him every day In his Dog Fen am nearing the end of the sixth perusal of it By this mall I send a newspaper with a marked article JAMES A GREENHILL STILL RUBBING IT INTO MY MAN WILKINSON Duncan Ind Ter May 7 305 James Hughes Esq Dear sir and brother Enclosed fin 1 r 100 place to my credit and mark up another year My time Is up u rteenth or May I cant do tnou tile liIa e 111Mm Clrtffir jll Nation is In town lectured to a crowdklast night and will have a big attend ance today You can tell by this what a gullible set of yaps we have here All the fools are not dead yet but they seem to ba on the Increase JOHN W JAMES k Old Carrie is a pretty tough citizen but she drew the line at Zachary 4zy Duncan is near by where Wilkinson jf and I debated and Wilkinson printed that my friends in that country had Jti deserted me since that debate That part of the country Is now the great est friend that the Blade has When IWilkinson admits that he lied I will let up on him Write me somebodyaabout the coming WelchWilkinson debate I want to make that my this years outing- IRRIGATED t LAND IN THE SPOKANE VALLEYIThe Spokane Valley extends from the city of Spokane for about 30 miles with an averauowidth of five miles reaching Coo ur d Alone City on Coeur dAlene Lake to the southeast and Rathdrum Idaho to the northeast The soil is similar to that of the famous Rhine Valley in Germany with this difference that 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 07000 and from it electric lines lire being constructed to all parts of the valley which will soon be one vast suburb of the city itself Irrigated land in the westerns part of the valley is now worth 300 per acre while in the eastern part where water is now ready for use it can be had for 150 per acre Alfalfa andsemitropical fruits of all varieties grow to perfection in this district The proximity of Spokane makes this an exceedingly desirable proposition- For maps and other publica tions dealing with this and other districts along the Northern Pacific Ry ask for Series D 123 Write to C W MOTT Genl Emigration StdPaul Minn A RaII INJUN TERRITORY Christian Writes Me a Good Letter Reck Ind Ter May 1 0 5do Dear sir- Some one has sent me a copy of Higher rlre U Irk I will ib scribe for itII sure lnr in mad has any Unit ooit it I dont UP to be in the dlrkIMind you I believe there was a beginning and lIeve there will be an endingjI believe there is a I want to know is who made him and I how came God into existence without anything before him and how cou God make himself without anything with which to make himself And if there is a God an allwise and supreme being as I believe there Is it seems to me that God would not have to do so many uncalled for things to get people to do right d and be better and kind to one anoth ertar It seems to me that if God has th power he could get the people to doto nn he wishes It doesnt look like God would kill his own son to get the people to do couldnt God think of some ether way believe if he had his lire to S over he could think and would make a better law- I can see whot Infidels are trying toto do They are trying to get people to 4begood and kind to one another and that is my religion More hearts pine away in anguish for the want of kindness from those who should be their comforters than from any other calamity in life A word of kindness Is a seed whl chas when dropped by chance springs a flower A kind word and pleasant volre a reto gifts easy to give Be liberal with them they are worth more then mon eyIf a word or two wilt render a man happy ho must bi a wretch Indeed he vc ld not give it It is like lighting another mans candle with your own which lose none of its brilliancy by what the oher gains- Kindness rnkes sunshiao witr- I tr It goes It finds its way Into the hidden an brings f vrh treasures IJjw sweet are the effects of kind ness how balmy the influence of that regard which dwells around the fire side whetwt au for Its own If a ama be gracious uito strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world and his hear is no Island cut off from other lands but a continent that joinp is nothing like Kindness in I Uo u rid It Is r cry principle of nvewh words are hailstones llof cut met beating clrvi and destroying wlrnt nej would nourish if they were melted into drops Kindness is stored away in the bear like rose leaves in a drawer to sweeten is every object around Little drops of rain brighten the meadows and ll tie acts of kindness brighten the world So let us one and all do as much good in this world as he or she can and if there is another world I we would all know how to be kind ana good to all But if there is no other world and I had my choice I would 50cHIGH BRIDGEAND RETURN SUNDAY MAY 28 a and Tickets on sate for trains No5 try t or special and returning onau No 6or special train leaving and High Bridge 500 P Mlarity Ask agents for Particulars still he j I4l fitJJtll lJti T r 11 n stay in this old world in the field an when I get time sit down and rest rather than be in the other world o heavenI imagine it is another world sitting on a throne with nothing to I know I would get tired of doing not enjoy rest if we did not work enough to get tired so tha t sleep would do us good If you Mi Moore would live 15 or 20 years longer there would be more kindness more people trying to live right and good and better people than we have now and I hope Mr Moore will live forever but you know I believe they is an end to every thingNot half could say Will close IdThat had no signature to It and I cant tell from the hand whether it is a man of a woman It is either a woman or a highly refined man I never enjoyed any letter to Blade any more than that one It ce talnly is Intended in kindness to me but is a rebuke to me that I am so from being worthy of it I would rather be or do what this me unknown person says than to be president of the United States because I believe it would give m greater happiness than being pros dent would but the simple thing being kind as easy as it looks is more than I can be or I wish I could fill this whole paper with letters like that Those ideas about a God are Just what are bound come into the heads of all who think and Just what all such candid openhearted people will say If all Christians were like this one seems to be or is trying to be would have no quarrel with Christianity It makes no difference to m whether this party is a Christian o Infidel I would not turn my ban upIdo right what we think Is a mater of small moment DOG FENNEL Alone ought to Put me In Whos Who In Americas punts Cords Florida May 05 Brother Moore I enclose you 100 for the Blade am glad that prour brilliant name is to be in Whets who in American Dog Fennel would put it there if nothing else Dog Fennel is a good sei raf for the tweuthleth century Ne omes GeneraTTPuntjgordas Disc Wench pogFeoTnel takes the ca Bloc k Wet1C hiecu AAC H TRABUE JtBrother and a ublisher of b oks and I hlkhly prize his estimate of Dog Fennel When was informed by the Chicago publishers that I was to be in Whos ho In America I was quite proud It and still am so but with the tailing memory of current events I had entirely forgotten it I do not want any thing but bluegrass over my grave but if any stone ever put over me I would have it a small one that I can raise hornton resurrection day and I would prefer that it should be a stone off of Elkhorn creek at Quakeracre and want the only words on it to be BLUE GRASS BLADE RATIONAL VIEW BEHIND THE BARS 31498 DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT REQUIESCAT BIBLE HORSES AND HOGS Oketo Kansas April 21 05 Brother Moore Please chango the letter n in my name to m My name is James Brighamthe hind leg of a hog My ancestors date back to the flood We sprang from Ham If you look at Hestons Bible pictures you will see Ham coming out of the ark astride of a hog Please tell me tho passage in the Bible that tells of Pharaohs horses and comment on them- I have been to two weddings lately and some of the presents were Phar aohs horses given to the brides Comment through the Blade and oblige JAMES BIGHAM I hope you are not a Bighamist You will find about Pharaohs In Exodus xv 21 When Pharaoh attempted to go across the sea on horseback he made great mistake in not having seahorses Or he might have had whales have gone whaleback Any man who is fool enough to to ride a horse across the Atlantic to be drowned Its funny the Jews are for liquor they went dry and the Egypt are Prohibitionists and they went wet by an overwhelming major Its all a Bible lie though saw old Pharaoh in Cairo and he is laughing about the Bible saying got drowned See Dog Fennel t lOne of the toughest pieces of black guard in the Bible is about horses- but the translators have fixed It up soI that the mere English reader cannot understand it It is Ezekiel xxIII 20 That is one of the toughest passages over printed in any language but withI men like Rucker and Tony Cornstalk that goes because its in the Bible The Bible is the filthiest book that ever was written and ought not to be in any decent house except for the purpose of using it against Christian Ity PARISH LADD Talks About His Quitting Infidel Pro pagandlsm 190TSome of my friends are regretting my announcement In the Blade of retiring from the field as a writer on religious questions Some of them put a construction on my language not warranted or in tended Wtstall b jects I have historically ex hausted the field I have in all these years not cared to write on any other that historical points I shall continue along this line I shall bo com pelled to trench largely on oldI grounds I do not want to repeat myself As to the biblical text Col In gersoll ridiculed that out of existence e sloIw growth of a thousand years the work bydor a was power have I seen fit to attack the Bible ex tht cause It is so apparent to the mostI casual observer that science and re ligion all religions are in deadly conflict so much so that as I look atelse its discussion upon these points wouldI be a waste of time that is with all reasonable men of brains Cle men and their dupes of course are n to be counted as within this category To some extent I have covered in myl writing the science of life which u der recent discoveries is one of subjects most instructive and Interesting of theI In following out the various branches of biology we land at the one and the same polnt origin of life on our igSii i P1 tsoon to treat labra toryThe qu me political economy are the most Vllall and live questions of the day still in the field as a writer on these lines nor do I see why freethought t publishers should turn their backs on them To think act and write on the most advanced theories along these lines is progress and we are progressive thinkers That the old superstition should pathrway a while longer is to be expect led But why should the American free thinker fold his arms and Idle away his time while the political demogog rles of our country are forcing from our 80000000 of people annually for governmentmore than ten times what any other government In the world receives England and France excepted Germany carries on Its government for 22782722 Japan with a war on its hands Russia with her vast empire spends 24103482 Spain 191650362 Canada 14878 407 United States state and munici pal over 1600000000 The above 1904eBetween church and state our people are systematically plundered The priest collects from some the politi cian forces tributes from all While our system of government is the most expensive in the world it gives its people the least protection to life and property Everywhere in our cutive and legislative branches of gov ernment it is extravagance recklessness peculation thleft robbery plunder Most of the officials are thieves all politicians are rascals and still the robbery goes on while freethink ers are content to throw brickbats at the priesthoodIthe result of our republican form oftI government The republics of Carthage Rome and Greece went down from the same causes Read the history of the decline and fall of the Roman republic and you have American history of today me See an article from me on this ject In the Humanitarian Review Incompetency imbecility are every where punctured through and a through with rascality Reform should go up not only from Query freethinker but from every lover of liberty in the land no Socia fl t lism no anarchism no nonsense Real reform should be our motto Clear out the rascals Wipe out the legislative branch of government federal state and municipal Give us new deal In conclusion let me ask which Is our greater curse church or state PARISH D LADD I give it up ask me something easy With the church and state a pair of Siamese twins as they now are lead by a religious bigot who has lately been shooting bear and preaching re ligion and politics together in a little country church while in his official capacity he is trying to hand the gOY ernment over to tho Catholic church there can be no difference between church and state in the United States any more than there is in England where the Identity of the two is con stitutionally recognized But with this government absolutely dlsasso elated with religion as its Infidel founders Paine Franklin Jefferson at the time Washington designed that it should be and as Lincoln and Ingersoll wanted it to remain this government is one of the greatest of blessings known to civilization while tho church is essentially an in cubas Old man of the sea that everyman like another Slnbad has to carry except those who make money by supporting It It is for a government Just like ours that all that Is good in Russia is strive ing under the leadership of the In fidel Tolstoi the greatest living man and it is under a government lute ours that France and Switzerland under Infidel control are now the happiest governments in the world except atheistic Japan The thing for all good people to do is first and most important to lead good personal lives to oppose the Christian religion and to maintain this American government as it was designed by its Infidel founders The one and only great cause now before the world is consistent Infidelity all is sham and shame evanescent effervescent SOULotChristian You have a soul to save LIAtheist Where did I get it C From God the Giver of all things 4 A That is a dead easy answer to a deep question is it fact or guesswork C It is fact A Show me so that I may be wise V7fuldam 03 givgjt to you A Then you can not show it me C You know that you have reason A Sure I use it In my business C Well God gave you that A Some one told you for you never sucked that out of your thumb in infancy C Well if God did not give it to me who or what did A Echo answers Where C This is a serious subject A It Is deeper than a deep well but I am the one to be made wise turn on the current C You could not have reason without a soup A You say so prove It C 0 anybody of ordinary Intelll gence will admit that A As you stand in with Omnipotence and I am not up to snuff on this point you must enlighten my dark ness C Reason proving It all there Is a soul and God being the only one who can give a soul I have proved my You have not quite convinced me Has a dog a soul C Of course not A Does not a dog reason C No it uses the Instinct that God gave it A Instinct Is not reason C No A What is C A gift from God A Did God tell you so C Not in so many words but He prompted me to believe it that Is He tells me secretly- A Then He prompts me to not be lieve It C No the Devil does that A Then the Devil must be the Wisest Guy C No he allures you from the path of knowledge A Did he tell you so C No but God said so A To you C Yes His word says so A As my friend the Devil prompts to take no stock In that Word we will have to cut out the Word C That is an awful risk A I am up against it you may sinner in deep water but stick to talk as one on the dry bank talking to your text C The soul must return to God who gives it UUl 11 I Largest TouristCars They are new roomy well ventilated cool loath erupholstered void of dustcatching devices strongly built steelplatformed broadvestlbuled and electriclighted Completely equlppeed with mattresses pillows blankets bed linen curtains and cooking ranges Toilet rooms contain wash stands towels soap combs brushes etc Two persons comfortably accommodated In a double birth In these cars Rates are only onehalf those charged In the standard Pullman sleeping cars Each car Is In charge of a uniformed colored porter I IoccupantsON THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY j J Ferry DIst Pass Agt 40 E 4th st Cincinnati O Send six cents for wonderland 1905 to A M Clcland Gen Pass Agt St Paul MinnJ l A Then He will get the whole bunchC But He will Judge them A How do you know that He will get them C Does not the soul leave the body atdeathA may search me I never sa one leave- C It does not remain therefore it goes out and it goes to God A When I light this match the fir burns and then goes out where doe s it That is one of Gods mysteries- A And your soul racket is also a mysteryC would not think as you do to all the world A I am afraid that your head Is not built that way inherent priest craft has dried up your thought cells like all useless things in Nature when not used they drop out C I would rather take Gods word than mans A You pay your money and you take your choice but I thought you were so well up on science that you could show me how the soul came In and goes out C If you pray with faith and lieve you will see things as they are or if you will take the word of one who does do so you will have nothing to regret zrT hMinvolt whether it seems reason meant C It is duty to God to do so The above is as near as I can remember a conversation that I had with an ecclesiastic on soul I know as much as I did before This gent is said to be a learned man and has a brace of Ds to name JNO F CLARKE DR HAMMER WRITES ABOUT HIS PRISON In the Newton Iowa Herald of May is an article from Dr M R Hammer about the prison in which was confined because he is an Infidel He has previously had printed in the Blade letters showing that he kindly treated Wardens and Jailors are much better men than the judge- and s prosecuting attorneys and i25Ol- ilcilloall ANDIRETURN SUNDAYJUNE Special train leaves Lexington 730 a m Tickets goodonly on date of sale on special train Returning leave Cincinnati at 830 p m same date Ask agents for particulars K C KINGCPTAIII E MAIN S- TiLiii dll who send people to prisons and in many cases the convicts are much better than those who convict them The worst men about penitentiaryj are the chaplains and occasionally some understrapper If you are very religious and boost tho chaplain w will be your friend otherwise he is your enemy At Columbus the special pet of the chaplain was a fellow who was made prison librarian He owned a fine farm about or 10 miles from Lexington was the 1Ipenitentiary for Joining with his wife in the murder of his Infant child- r That chaplain was my enemy and would have ruined me probably had J not the warden been an Infidel My experience is that all prison mana gers are inclined to be fair with their prisoners but there are cases ia which prisoners are so dangerous and unruly even in prison that it is neces sary to punish them severely and of this class Dr Hammer tells as lows When a prisoner Is detected violat Ing a rule ho Is taken to a solitary icell his uniform stripped from him he Is then dressed in stripes and fined for a period of not more coniLhours out of each 24 and for as consecutive days as the officials to inflict While In the sow 1 r lawnown even and to tot tb bread and water Over the door ring it attached to the wall of the lby a staple through which a pair handcuffs is passed these are clasped firmly around the prisoners wrists If he is a tall man he can stand fiats footed if a short man the whole of his weight will be supported by his j wrists and the tips of his toes The jftimespltal to recuperate THE MAN IN GRAY reBeautiful ThreeColor Print theIConfederate Veterans Reunion the Henderson Route is distributing a ontlUedsThe Man In Gray which is receiv ing admiration throughout the entire Southtan extra fine etching reproduced from an original drawing by Mr Robert IL Hooe the celebrated artist of thetLouisville CourierJournal is 10x23 j Inches and is printed on fine enamel ed paper sufficiently heavy for use unframed but equally suitable for framingIIt is executed in the three cardinal colors of the Confederacygray blueI and redon a white background and I has been rightly termed by critics a f I five red Stamps to L J Irwin Louisville Ky for this beauti ful reproduction and after you r y colvo it whether you are from the North or out of the South you will an enthusiastic admirer of 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