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BLADELIN ADVANffM 1vVOLUME XIV NUMBER 11 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY MAY 21 E M 305 S100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 clubs of five NEW subscribers cents each 250 for five 100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 new subscribers sent one yea all 250 Money Orders Drafts an Express Orders payable to the Blue Blade Lexington Ky you change your address ad this office giving your old as as the new address you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old sub of 153 W Short t 9ton Kentucky F at the post office at Lexing Ky as Second Class Mall Mat all communications to BLUE BLADE PO BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 OF BAD HANGED MEN April 27The first triple In the history of took place In the Jail yar morning Walter Obey Charles and Charles Miles negroes hanged for the murder of Iva May 8 last In Leetsdale t Obey and Jeckson were banged gether Miles followed his companions to death within a few minutes The men had made written confe- aions of their lives and gave the d tails of the shooting of Kluzor Miles and Jackson were yesterday baptized according to the custom of the Me dlst Episcopal Church and this mo ing Obey received holy communion from Father Lltonborger St Bene diets Roman Catholic Church =LEWIS AND CLARK EXPOSITION It is a noteworthy fact that the I Lewis and Clark Exposition is the first worlds fair to be held west of e the Rocky mountains which has so J cured tho aid of the Government And it is also surprising what an f interest is manifested In tho Expos lit lion by the people of the East They tt see in the Exposition an opportunity to visit tho Western country at a t greatly reduced expenditure of money and not only see the Exposition itself i but view the wonders of our Western repportunities afforded The Great North departurez nt as to s the Exposition and it augurs well for a big travel through the Northwest this year Send us a club of five subs crib ors for the Blade at 50 cents each IWe want to increase the circulation of this paper several thou and copies this sprin Do your party j b 1e WITH ONE tt81 MILLION AND WOMAN LEADER THE FLYING ROLLERS WILL ATTEMPT TO OUST SIN FROM AMERICA- No longer will sin bo permitted to hold its maddening sway over Amer ica Led by a woman and her attend ant angela man and armed with a fund of a million dollars tho Flying Rollers sometimes known as the New House of David and the Lost Children of Israel are about to begin a spiritual conquest of this Continent Sometime this summer the cam paign against the legions of evil will open In Chicago When that city is won from its traditional wickedness New York Philadelphia and Washington will be attacked The angels who are to lead the Flying Rollers are moderately spoken of as Mary and Benjamin Asserting that the world will end in 1916 or sooner these two are now gathering the faithful Into tho House of David at Benton Harbor Michi ganIndustrious and frugal are the Chll dren of Israel not one of whom Is a advocaterand preach Immortality of the body das well as of the soul All property title Is vested In Mary and Benjamin It Is said that they now have at least one million in cash andreal estate ostensjoyMary is really the stronger of the two It is she who holds the purse strings and directs affairs It is because they claim to have in their possession Tho Living of Life df The Flying Roll a list of the spiritual elect that the 600 followers of Mary and Benjamin men women and children are known as the Flying Rollers While Mary and Benjamin pains takingly Install into the minds of the persons a firm belief that the world is to end shortly certainly not later than August 191C they are at the same time carefully surrounding themselves with the wherewithal to live In lux onROnce before the time was set for tho ending of things earthlyIn 1902 somedWhenever a convert made by th propernover to tho tender care of Mary and Benjamin who are absolute dictators in tho faith Only a few weeks ago a band of wealthyeare rived in this country from Australia Proud dictatorial and selfsatisfied Benjaminrnand extent of his possessions There are splendid farms and orchards building lots fine residences and store properties in addition to fat bank ac counts anti glit edge securities Hundreds of acres of the finest fruit lands in Michigan are owned by the Modern Israelites The House of David the headquarters of the sect on the outskirts of Benton Harbor Is a most beautiful place It Is luxur loaf In Its gardens its wellconstruct ed buildings and pretty cottages Canning factories work shops printing offices storehouses and stables abound Today 200000 gallons o Michigans choicest canned peaches are in storage to feed the host that Is to como from all parts of the world for the millennium Mary and Benjamin one Angel Benton Harbor does not by any means contain all the possessions of Mary and Benjamin but property to which they have been given title maybe found in a score of other cities and villages While permitting Benjamin to pose as the picturesque head to the com munity Mary appears to bo its execu flea force It is she who receives and trains converts manages the colonys Inter titx nal affairs and looks after the finan clal end Nor docs she permit her spouse to assume alone the dignity of angel Wo are one flesh she asserts Man without woman husband with out wife exists not We are both the same angel In appearance the Flying Rollers are certainly distinctive Great manes of hair hang over the shoulders of men and women alike The faces of the men are heavily bearded So long are these whiskers that some of the elders are compelled to make them Into braids to peep them out of the way Themen are uniformed in long coats and soft brown hats much like the hats worn by tho United States gala attire women young and old affect poke bonnets woven of gross and colored most gorgeously On state occasions they wear neck laces of pearls and brooches of sap phires and diamonds nil vderstood however to be really the property of Mary and Benjamin Back In the sixties In Australia John Wroe founded the remarkable Tribe of Israel By his magnetism he gathered about him an army of less than 100000 followers His death brought decay and although there have been numerous revivals of the faith in Melbourne and Sydney it was left for Mary and Benjamin to gather the remains and lead them out of the wilderness Puzzling aro the Intricacies of the faith of the Flying Rollers In explain ing it the leaders quote hundreds of passages from the Bible First of all before the millennium Benjamin declares seven angels will of necessity have appeared Already six have come each doing his work In the organization of the forces of seventh Benjamin is to lead the host of 144000 souls into eternal life He is now gathering these about him at Denton Harbor In order that their minds may not be diverted from the glands of their destiny ho has relltrved thynnjfcaT for whatever earthy property they Is allowed upon the Flying Roller table not even lard is used In the preparation of food In other gardens and orchards they grow choice vegetables and fruits so much in excess of their own needs that the revenue from outside sales is more than sufficient to meet all expenses In fact their canning establishment is a profitable enterprise Everything is held common This rule also applies to children When converts Join the community they must agree to live separately from thoso who had formerly constituted their families The children belong againemust stork visit the married converts are required to pledge themselves never to acquire husbands wives or children- A curious Inconsistency is the tenet proclaimed that after tho Modern Israelites attain spiritual perfection wortda r more Even the rank and file talk of reaching such a state of bodily and spiritual perfection after many years of preparation For the time they appear to forget that Benjamin and Mary have arranged for the world and everything in It to end eleven years hence when the 144000 elect after securely chaining Satan will ascend to heaven in gold en Mary and Benjamin hall from Kentucky Their surname Is Purnell although they are not now known by It They were converted to tho Flying Roller faith In Rich mond Va Benjamin Is now 45 years fold with long red hair and luxuriant whiskers of the same fiery hue Mary Is his junior by several years For a number of years Mary and Benjamin traveled about the country in a wagon preaching wherever they could find listeners After they had received revelation which they published under the title Star of Beth lehem they appeared about two years ago at tho Benton Harbor ony then apparently on the high road to decay Mary and Benjamin were warmly welcomed at Benton Harbor Amazing prosperity followed Last year more than 100 converts were enrolled many of them turning over considerable Ticq 1 wealth into the treasury or rather to the keeping of the two leaders Emboldened by this success Mary anl Benjamin set sail last December for Australia on a proselyting tour Imaginings which flourished beyond their wildest lathering together tho remnants of the following of Wroe adding new converts and Oiling their wallets with their earthly wealth for the common treasury of the House of David Mary and Benjamin led the new host back to America to unite them with tho h one land and make final prepara tons for the millennium Among the eightyone Australians who followed the angels to Benton Hcjbor were some who had been prosperous in business and profession al life and so were possessed of con siderable means N Bulley was such a one A large estate had been bequeathed to him by John Perry a wealthy lumber mer chijmt When Pulley came under tho standard of Mary and Benjamin ho sold out a large department store he owned in Fitzroy Brass Bands Welcome Recruits A trusted lieutenant was left in charge of such property as could not be disposed of readily when the band set out for America In addition Ben jariln and Mary are reputed to have brought with them 200000 in cash rtAll the Australian recruits are said to more than contented with their suiroundlngs In the City of David Very spectacular was tho arrival of this new relay At tho pier In Now York where they landed from the steamship Princess Irene Benjamin poted and talked for the benefit of photographers and reporters while Mary kept her watchful eye upon the flock The triumphal journey to Benton Harbor was made in two gaudily dec orated special cars When that town was reached a brass band and an or chestra vied In musical welcome and heeded a ceremonial march to tho sectftfWijSd the smile r rfanrttreTcnthonscfc cullar power enables this m lord it physically and mentally o jr so many of his fellows He is the spokesman of the twin angels and a most Interesting character No matter on what subject o f conversation ono may engage him his speech is filled with quotations from the Bible It is asserted by his fol lowers that he has committed over half the Holy Book to memory Not without its troubles however Is tho House of David There have been numerous deser tions and recently a member of the flock insane over deep indulgence in the spirit of faith was committed to an Benjamin do not admit that death visits the tribe Our peo pIe pass beyond when their work hero is completed We do not die as ani mals die they say Nevertheless people of Benton Harbor who are not members of the com munity insist that many of them die Any sort of an epidemic deals them a hard blow for tho reason they do not believe In physicians or the ef ficacy of medicines About a year ago tho wife of Post master W S T Beavers of Russell vllle Tenn became a member of the Israelites deserting it is said her home and family Every effort to have her cast aside the faith of the Flying Rollers failed After several trips to Benton Harbor without avail her husband began a legal action for damages against Ben jamin and Mary alleging that they had alienated the affection of hi wife and used undue influence in get ting her to join the faith Mary went to Tennessee to fight the case The trial lasted nearly a week Heavers was awarded damages of 10 000 by the Jury and now an appeal has been taken to the Supreme Court Mrs Mary Headrick who journeyed from California about a year ago to to join the colony deserted It recent ly She throws considerable light u on the interior of tho Houso of and charges discrimination members who are not In favor wit the rulers The treatment that some not nil receive there tends to tho weakening of both body and mind she Benjamin will tell you Lay up for yourself treasures in heaven that is bring all your worldly possessions and lay them down at his feet where all f I if fi are supposed to fare alike but do not After taking all I had to give they forced my little girls to go barefooted two months of list winter when the anllIgreat abundance Many there now would leave If they had the means to do so Having spent their all in coming they must remain until a means of escape presents Itself They express themselves- as enduring worst mental anguish of a lifetime Many are put to a se ears test ooth mentally and physically and If from any reason they give up and leave or die or become sane that Is positive evidence they are not of the elect Those with advanced ideas are looked on with suspicion If Benjamin says black Is white or white is black the loyal ones do not dispute it Any ono guilty of a great crime after con fesslon to Mary and Benjamin can go before any court and swear positively they never were guilty of such I havo been compelled to work un til perfectly exhausted many times washing and Ironing other peoples clothes and leaving my own undone and when I was not able to do more I have been reported as being rebel lious such treatment of any member was expected to be kept from the knowledge of those newly coming In could write for days and not tell halt the indlgnaties to which I was subjected at the House of David I was not allowed any individual rights whatever even my towels combs and all toilet articles were taken away Mary said my refusal to use such things In common with others showed that I was not of them The above Is from the Columbus Ohio Dispatch of Sunday May 14 It contains a half page picture o these people and the trains an crowds that accompany them It seems that they come from Ken tucky but no sucu people are known or known of in good society here Fh gcrm likely fttafeftthcpteeeef Dowlc whose bubble seems to havl burstedIt no use for Infidels to rail at the Holy Rollers Their pretensions no more absurd than those of the Pr testant and Catholic religions and tho Jew millions of dollars that the get Is a small amount compared the amount that the other sects get from the ignorant and is n more gotten under false pretenses- In fact the Holy Rollers are more Justly entitled to what they get than the orthodox churches are to what they get the Holy Rollers showing some practical benefit hero In thl life while regular Christianity promises to pay In eternity Tho easy starting of these religions is a great assistance to Infidelity as showing that the success of any religion as Christianity is no evidence of it ground success of mormanlsm that now has to be recognized by the United States government as one of tho religions of tho country stands as a perpetual demonstration to al intelligent people that perfect fraud based on immorality may become a recognized religion in a most advanced government at this day Jo Smith was born in Vermont December 23 1805 within two days o tho birthday of Jesus which was also the birthday of several other gods Jesus began his religious career at 13 years of age and Jo began at yem a of age Jesus and Jo were alike killed for their religious teachings Each was killed by the religionist rec oat God Judaism and Christianity Jos Bible was written by a Presby terlan preacher and given to the world by a Campbelllto preacher named Sidney Rigdon Tho religion of Jesus and the roll gion of Jo are today equally honored anltempt to suppress tho religion of Jo Smith allatoneIny making institution Mormanlsm throve from the beginning because It was n financial success Mrs Eddy started a religion that now owns its millions assVirgin Mary Annie Decant that onto thought an honest valuable man sister of a member of the Eng i a i f u lish parliament has proven to be a perfect fraud and impostor and Is now In India claiming to be of supernatural origin and claiming to work miracles and has made a schism among tho Buddhists and Is making millions of dollars What I thought was a good and sensible woman In St Louis wrote me recommending her book and I recommended It and culated it believing I was doing good I was convicted by the United States government for advertising and send- Ing through the malls and it now as understand it turns out that tho Saint Louis woman who gave me her name and full address was a man In tho employ of the United States government as a detective who was taking this means to make money by Inducting me to violate a law of which I was ignorant Now through that the Besant we- anm herself Is shown to be a perfect fraud she Is protected In her religion by the great English government All of these things are rapidly bringing all intelligent and honest people to understand the fraud In Christianity HATING OUR ENEMIES I have done a great deal of hating of men and some of women and can from my own experience intelligently talk about hating- If we hate people we may or may not hurt them by It but we certainly always hurt ourselves This is simply a physiological fact that any good and learned physician will tell you To Indulge the feeling of hate of others effects us more or less like eating unwholesome food and doing without bathing and in othe-r respects leading unsanitary lives It is quite hard to refrain from hat willfwork hard and long and undergo great pains and care and think and study day and make money ajid b he thinks Uh nightJmake him hap pier a man should laLor to hato of others because It he thinks rationally he hateoWe can help ourselves in this mat ter by reasoning about it If a man his our enemy he either has a cause for i it or only thinks he has a cause for t oIf really has no cause for it a man hates us for a good cause f we plainly have no right to complain of it and have no right to hate him in returnIf a man hates us without a cause to do so that of course is to ahim just as much a justification as if he really had a cause and we should not hate him or any other man sim i ply because he has made a mistake of us think it Is right that we 1 eshould be held responsible for uric f 1Itor even without believing he has a cause to do so it is evident that that r mans mind is deranged and abnormal 1And we have no more right to hate him because he Is our enemy than we i have to hate any other insane man 1 for what he may say ordo I It is the experience of people gen erally that if they will go to ono that tthey think Is their enemy and who may really bo so and talk kindly and reasonable with him a bad feeling that may have existed between the 5two will be removed by the mutual understanding There is among my neighbors antuneducated man who Is a hard worker but some suspect him of things that are not honest Two days before I write this I saw him going to do something as I thought that he ought not to do and I watched him It turned rout that he was going to do a little kindness for me and ho did do it I of course did not intimate my suspi clan but felt rebuked for it and could only relieve myself by saying some kind things to him on another are but few cases where pleasantness would exist between neighbors If either party would have the moral courage to go to the other and kindly and reasonably explain Blade has been late for the oflast two Issues and probably will ap Ipear late for some time to come Tl a oing to the fact that wont pay up and paper houses take promises lisr THE GOSPEL SEARCHLIGHT A Sample of a Religious Paper Edited Principally By the Wilkinson With Whom Debated I have received the Gospel Search light of May 1 It Is issued twice a month and Is about half the size of the Blade In the whole paper there is not a single virtue encouraged or a single vice not in it a single word of kindness for any human or animal There is in it much of bitterness and hate all directed again another sect of the same Campbelllto church the two factions of that sect fighting each other over the question of using 4organ in their church worship The first piece in the paper is bj man U Wilkinson and occupies the whole first page except less than a half of a column It is a defense of the doctrine of hell which he says as a Lake of Fire the nouns being capitalized- He defends us doctrine or the ex istence of this fiery hell with much ardor and pleasure as he would fend the doctrine of the existence of a Heaven and talks like he would be heartbroken and distressed beyond measure If it should turn out that there is no hell- I cannot imagine why he should be so anxious to have a hell unless it Is for the pleasure of having those to suffer who do not believe as he does or because he knows that if the peeople once get to believe there no hell they would stop paying him to preach to them He says God is not too chicken hearted to punish the wicked r that God is a God of vengence his spelling He closes by saying he will write more on this subject- In exceedingly cold weather it may not be so bad to write about hell but it seems to me not to be in good form tb write about hell after the warm weather sets in The first half of the second prayer is devoted to lambasting the organ factionI most of that article It is as follows Our second meeting was held by Joe S Warllck Before Joe came the comissloners closed the court house against us We then went to the 11organ faction and tried to rent their house but being afraid of us because they knew thai e would preach nothing butt efused i to let us use tbl Lng r want ing us to use thtt Tmse they claimed I did wrong when I denounced their preacher in the Gospel Searchlight as a falsifier Yet he favored their organ and they would rather stand with a man who they knew was wrong if he favored the organ than to stand with a man in the right on the other side Joe delivered one of the ablest lec tures I ever heard against Instrumental music In worship on Sunday even- Ing noticed the Digressive pastor and both elders were out and while Joe condemned their practice and of forredto meet any man they would furnish and debate thoso things yet they were afraid to meet the issue and would not defend their practice in Quannah We have about twentyfive members in Quannah who can not meet and worship with the organ The Dlgres sire have made the organ a test of fellowship and claim they cannot fel lowship us nor work with us unless we accept their organ God In addition to the Bible We are still thriving to build pa Bible church at Quannah of faithful men and women who are satisfied with the word of God Some Godly members are working with us and they as well as we would gladly go back and worship at any time with the organ faction if they will give up the organ and come back to the Bible where we all once stoodJ D a younger Wilkinson attacks Darwin on Evolution A sample from his prattle is as follows The word Evolution can never do this It comes to us from the Latin x word evolu which means to unroll but before there can be an unrolling f take place there must bo some thing to unroll There is not in any language on iJearth or in heaven so far as I know such word as evolu and any body who knows anything about Latin knows there Is no such word in that the ignorant patrons of such a paper that goes as a learned exege sis that ought to make any man of fair education ashamed to quote Dart win as an authority on evolution This article on evolution extends to tne middle of the third page of the four page paper Then my man U G takes up the cudgel again and lam bastes a queer kind of a religions but harmless people called Gods Defend j 4 cOec er and Christian Educator the edi tor of which Is crrastlc but seems to mean well In this article U G compliments our Infidel Brother J D Shaw for exchanging Searchlight for hardlyIGrass Blade for not condescending to exchange with him This has not been my desire and I here direct that the B G B be sent as an exchange to the Gospel Searchlight Comanche Indian Territory- U In his lampooning the Church of Humanity uses the following lan guageIt Is not reason but faith that is the faculty through which nearly all of our knowledge of the past present and future is obtained Of course all Intelligent people know that no knowledge of any kind or In any department Is obtained by faith which Is but the same as belief and that all knowledge is obtained by reason and Investigation And yet If an Infidel were to say that Chris tians claim that you must not rely on your reason but must only use faith theIIJust as plain as any Infidel could make it a Christian preachers statement that we must not use reason but use credulity to get knowledge That piece winds up thus Its founder and the editor of the little paper mentioned and to which perhaps too much space has already been devoted ought to go way back and set down He makes us tired U W The little paper mentioned Is Gods Defender and Christian Edu cator It is true that the name of the little paper mentioned is the biggest part about It but my recollection is mentionedIlight and right or wrong all that the little paper mentioned says is kind and gentle and good and sweet and all that the Gospel Searchlight says Is vindictive and bitter and sour The fourth and last page of the Gospel Searchlight is taken up with two pieces One of these is to warn rich men that the Devil will get them If they dont give their money to the other is a Sunday School lesson to children teaching them that ducking Is the proper form of baptism How can such a paper make anybody better and happier ON A OSSIColorado Penitent Was Crucified as Holy Thursday Memorial Trinidad Col April 22On the cross just as the Savior died cen tunes ago a fanatical member of the Penitents is reported to have died at Trres Las Animas county Colorado Several Trinidad people claim to have been among the eye witnesses but they agreed among themselves not to talk for publication so the details are not yet known According to the report current here however the victim was nailed to a cross of his own formation and died in agony that ho did not seem to feel wrought as he was to a de- lirIum of religious fervor The story of the crucifixion Is vouched for by Henry D Robinson an automobile agent of this city who saw a crowd of Mexicans who had been eye witnesses and were discussing the tragic scene In the old days so It is said the carrying put of an actual crucifixion was not uncomihon among the Penitents but It was suposed to have been aband oned long ago although It Is known that the practice of self torture Is still carried out among the members of the order during Holy Week PROJECT A new Irrigation project which means much for northwest Is the BufordTrenton Reclamation Project The United States Government has set aside for this work and tho active operations will begin in side of sixty days When this work is completed some 18000 acres of new arid land will be reclaimed and the western part of North Dakota will be as attractive as the great valley of tho Red River and tho productive lands of tho Mouse River Loup It Is asserted that tho proposed dam and reservoir will hold between 20000 and 25000 acre feet of water and the proposed canals win run north and south of the line of the Great Northern Railway to a point about three DalOtalfrom the extensive irrigation projects which have been planned by the gov ernment and Individuals in western Dakota and northwestern Montana which together with the Milk River 1 Irrigation project will reclaim thous ands of acres for settlement for agri cultural purposes which have lain barren for years an offer and opportunity for the homeless of the east to secure homes of their own The fact that good agricultural govern ment land is becoming scarcer and scarcer makes these irrigation projects of great interest to the home seeker and Investor REV E L NOBLE Congregationalist Charged With Preacherlal Conduct With Miss Alice Piper Aged Thirteen Years The Boston Globe of April 28 gives an account of the preacherlal conduct of Rev Edwin L Noble pas tor of the Second Congregational church at BIddeford Maine with a thirteen yearold girl named Mss Alice Piper a Baptist who had attained prominence as a religious conduct charged against Noble who seems to be specially Ignoble seems to be one of un usual audacity having assured In the last back pew of tho church of which Noble was pastor at nightareI- n the evening as they call it in tho north and during the time there was present an audience of 500 people intent upon what was transpiring Iin tho pulpit It seems to be a case somewhat like that of our Zachary at Bandana Kentucky the offense being largely In the fact that the preacher a Con gregatlonallst went outsldo of his own sect to commit ministerial con duct with a Baptist girl who was at the church and the Baptists are prosecuting Noble Miss Pipers mother who was also present is a witness against Noble and the Baptist committee express the highest confidence In the veracity and integrity of Mrs Piper and her daughter both of whom are Baptists Mrs Noble was also and sat in a pew several numbers in front of the one In which Rev Noble and Miss Piper were sitting Rev Noble admits that some words and actions passed between him and Miss Piper but claims that there was nothing improper in them- suppose from the account that the case of Rev Noble like that of our Rev Zachary is only one of ten tative ministerial conduct LIGHTNING STRIKES CU1 ES cI-t seems that the light yen taking a hand in the strikeout igh the country The following letter and clipping are selfexplanatory Troy Pa May 19 1905 Mr C C Moore Dear sir and Bro enclose two clippings from tho Daily North Amen can of tho same date It looks as though preaching is go Ing to be dangerous business thiSSum mer It would seem that the Bible pounders would take the hint and take a vacation for the summer do you think about it Bro Moore Yours for the good work T ROTHWELL The clippings are as follows BOLT STRUCK CHURCH AS PAS TOR PREACHED He Was Exhorting Flock to Seek Re fuge From Storm of Life Richmond Va May 15 While Rev W F Dunnaway was preaching jn Cool Spring Church at Atlee near this city yesterday afternoon on Christ as a refuge the church was wrecked by lightning Wlht arm uplifted ho declared Christ will pilot you through the storm of life and as the last word of this son tence was uttered the belfry of the church was struck by a bolt and parts of it thrown thirty yards The hell was dislodged and the bolt fol lowing a stove pipe sped to the con tre of tho church tearing up several of the benches anti burning holes in two of them A panic ensued nearly everyone in the church was shocked the meeting broke up to give attention to the wounded Shoes were torn from left feet of two members More than a score were badly shocked One of the in jured Is B Hill a former newspa per man of Indianapolis who went with Peary to tho Arctic region His condition is very serious POOR MR MAHONEY Dies From Getting So Rich The following story I tell as it has just been told to me by a reliable good man Mr James B Hagglns house that cost 285000 is in sight of my little home Mr Haggln is rated at 40000000 and ho has 5000 acres of land Tb get this ho bought several small was living near Mr Haggin an old Irishman named Mahoney a bachelor think Ho made his living building stone fence and he was delighted when Mr Haggin came to live near him and he sot enough stone fence building to do to keep him busy the balance of his life Mr Ma honey owned a little farm of 17 acres with his little home on it and Mr Haggin owned the land all around it and naturally did not want any one else to own land Inside of his lines Mr Hagglns land cost him some thing over 100 an acre but ho was willing to give Mr Mahoney more than that for his little farm Mr Mahoney told him he did not want to sell his home because it was so con venient for his stone fence work Mr Haggin kept on Increasing his offers to Mr Mahoney and finally of ferred him 300000 for his little farm making over 1764 an acre for farm land the most that I ever heard of being paid for farm land in Ken tacky Mr Mahoney tooc the 30000 wrap ped it In a rag and started on foot to Lexington six miles away walking on the beautiful turnpike though there is an electric road running all the way along its side As Mr Mahoney left his home he was crying and was heard to say What does a man in my fix want with money He went to live in Lexington and soon after he died I am going to be careful not to get rich might die and the neighbors think it wont be well with me when I am dead DENIES FUTURE LIFE A retired Des Moines minister recently made the statement in a public meeting of ministers that he knew there was no such thing as a future lifeJust how he had learned this inter esting bit of news is not known His is a new kind of dogmatism There are agnostics who say they do not know whether or not tho soul Is Immortal but this exminister makes a flat denial of it He would find it difficult to prove his negative aside the claim of the hu man consciousness as to Immortality and those of revealed religion the question obtrudes itself What possible good can come to the world through such a declaration Suppose you see a crippled man making his way across the street erutehesfAbrptal pedestrian seizes the crutches and the maimed one falls to the ground What shall be thought of such cruetly So this minister should anyone pay attention to him is trying to konck the spiritual crutches from un der the bereaved and the mourners who go about the streets That the loved and lost have only crossed the bar and await our coming Is tho fond belief of the faithful soul If we are to be deprived of this pleasing hope we are of all men most Do you remember the miserableI the death of Robert as told by a New York newspaper There was a lot of good in the bril liant man but he had taught his wife and that a man dies as the huslbandundertaker They caressed his body and whispered words of love Into the Insensate ears and fanned him as if ho was alive To them it was eter nal farewell Tho heart of love Instinctively shrinks from such a view of death Docs not this minister know that It Is better and nobler and truer to hope and love and trust and pray Kill the hope of a future life and you make of this earth a hell The above was sent me by L E C Vernocom Valeria Iowa In his letter he says The Blade Is tho most Interesting paper take Please find a clipping from the Des Moines News I think you will make a few comments on tho article If you do send me 10 cents worth and I will send the edi tor of the News one The retired minister could not know that there was no such thing as a future life and nobody can know that there is any such thing as a fu ture life but there Is no that there is a future life evidenceI be taken in any competent The claims of human consciousness and of revealed religion prove noth ing What good can come to the world through the declaration of Immortal ity People who believe in Immorality are no better than those who do not The Japanese atheists are better than tho Russian Christians Socrates and Lincoln the infidels were as good as tho believers in immortality who kill ed them The Infidel Servetus was certainly as good as the Christian Calvin who burned him at the stake If the belief in immortality Is such a crutch why do so many Christians the wisest of all tho writ ers of the Bible said man dies as the brute dleth Ecclesiastes 319 but Ingersoll said ho did not know whether death was a door or a wall that is whether death Is an opening into another life or a wall beyond which no one could go Christians say Paines Infidelity was wrong because his friends desert ed him at his death and that Inger solls Infidelity was wrong because his wife and children were devoted to him at his death- I have no hope of any future life and do not want any and I suppose am a happier man than the editor of the Des Moines News is THE RECANTATION OF THE IN FIDEL DR T J EDWARDS Dorchester Mass May 12 1905 Mr C C Moore Editor Blue Grass Blade The first Item In the B G B about Dr T J Edwards recanting In tho Issue of the second ult I wrote you about at once The papers said at Olnoy Illinois and one Blade since had it Indiana when was Oblong Illinois where the lit lives- I know him well He was a member of my family away back In the 50s In Indiana as my clerk Ho has not written any book He did write some articles that were printed in Etta Samples Freethought Ideal of Ottawa Kansas a few years ago II have some of them and his photo He has written me twice since his recant ing and book burning am not surprised at what he has done JAMES M LYON It will be remembered that some one of the evangelists Billy Sunday I believe during the recent revivals reported the conversion of a distin guished Infidel a Dr T J Edwards and none of us could identify him and we thought the story was without foundatloIprominence of Dr Edwards seems to have been exaggerated Dr Edwards having been converted from Infidelity to Christianity it is plainly his duty to try to convert other Infidels and I would be glad to print his argumentI and reasons in the Blade Please send a ed copy of thisIRoyston GaI send 21B to pay for subscriptions and 12 extra Blades The Blade of week before last was a paralyzer for tho Christians Charles C I would rather see you than any living man I hope you will live to be 100 and write all the time you can spareC L WESTMORE You will say that this is one more queer name IYour name is simply what I am tell Ing these people in this thickly popu lated country West moreland more land West See some ads in Blade DOING GOOD IS HAPPINESS 1shortconduct solely with the idea of myself and others happier b maklng1 is commonly regarded ing good Is simply refraining from vice That is of course necessary and we all have our vices that we must try to overcome but if we had no vice of any kind that would scarce ly be half that was necessary to be a good person We can only be happy ourselves by trying to make others so lifeItonothing unless these gives us happi ness It Is commonly believed that the possession of these and some other advantages secure happiness and people who havo all of these can be happy by using them properly but they alone cannot make any body happy All people should make reasonable and honest effort to at tain wealth and do it with the pur pose of trying to do good with It but as a matter of experience it seems to be a fact that rich people are no hap pier than poor ones and this is true even when the wealth honestly gotten The man who Is unhappy simply because he is poor Is making a mistake unless his poverty has come to him by some fault of his own If a man has had fortune and has lost it by his own immorality ho ought to regret that and try to make amend for it by doing better There is no greater popular error than the supposition that it makes one happy to be free from the necessity of laboring No man can be happy who does not in some way labor in i some good and honorable calling if ho is able to do so Poor men have some advantages in being happy that rich men cannot have It is neces sary for our happiness that we have friends and it is necessary for our happiness that we shall be able to tell who are really our friends and who are only professedly so A poor man may reasonably con elude that any ono who professes to be a friend to him is really so because there is no motive that can prompt one to pretend to be a friend to a poor man when ho is not really not a friend There Is no doubt that many rich men have many genuine friends because there are rich men who are also good men and who use their wealth and other advantages to make others happy but thore is so much motive that prompts people to profess to be friends to rich people that It is impossible for any rich man to say that any ono Is really his people who rich people suppose to be their friends are really their great enemies and would dam age thoso rich people if they had op portunlty to do soand could make It profitable to do It is wrong to hate rich people simply because they are rich for we all would be rich If we could but any rich than feels the nnniimnco that somo people hate him simply because he Is rich Rich men must always feel sollcl tude about their prosperity even when they are good men and are using them money to make others happy because dishonest men are alwayswatching for opportunities to get their money by unfair means and will got it If they are not watched and do often get more or less of it despite the dill gence and care of the rich so that from this course a rich man has a trouble that a poor man has notiIf a rich man spends his money ly those who get it may praise him for his bounty but others will abuse him for being a spendthrift and wast ing his money in luxurious living when the poor are suffering for the common comforts of life But if a rich man does not spend his money freely he is hated by all So that It Is almost im possible for a rich man to use his money so as to please others Even in the remarkable case of Andrew Carnegie who has given away more mon ey than any man who ever lived There are millions of people who hate him simply because he is rich and millions more who hate him because lie does not give his money as they s mould have him to do 1We can hardly be so lrratlonalas trf suppose that Carnegie ought to give each of us Individual fortunes but there Is hardly a man in the country who does not think Carnegie ought to assist some pot scheme of his He of course has his faults as all have but ho Is a benefactor and should be loved for the good he has doingI LUS 25 CENTS Hot Spring Va and Return via QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE Account SOUTHERN HARDWARE JOBBERS rASSOCIATION rAMERICAN HARDWARE MANU FACTURERS SSOCIATION JUNE 69 1S05 If you owe for the Blade It would help us greatly to have you pay up so we can pay our paper bills J A Good Route to Try It traverses a territory rich in undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities agriculture horticulture stock rais ing mining and manufacturing And last but not least It Is IThe Scenic Route lor Tourists The Frisco System now ofters the traveling public excellent service and fast time i Between St Louis and Kansas 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that the nameof George Jacob Holyoako was unknown to me until this week when I made his acquaintance through two volumues of his Bygones Worth Remember ing which Messrs E P Dutton Company are about to publish It seems that Mr Holyoake who was at time of tho writing of this book in his eightyeighth year and who Is still living has been a friend or an ac quaintance of most of the interesting men and women of his day Ho has always been an agitator and his troro agitatorsbty Years of an Agitators Life so ho apparently regards the name agi tator as no reproach Mr Holyuako has suffered for his views He was tried and condemned for atheism and confined In Gloucester prison Now In his old age ho reviews the past for his own entertainment and that of his PhillipsIslavery crusade were his friends In England two of his most intimate rlends were George Henry Lewes and r1 George Elliott The former included him in the first public list of writers and contributed to The Leader The friendship of this man and this woman he valued above all others for ho says when I found a vacant place at the head of their graves which lie side by side I bought it that my ashes should repose there should II die In England Mr Holyoako speaks strongly and with feeling in regard to the slanders that were circulated about George Eliot and Lewes Ho says- I know of no Instance of purity and generosity greater than that displayed by George Eliot In her relations with aSUbeclllovod for years which was afterward 1shown to be itlrely devoid of truth George Eliots personal reputation will hereafter be seen to be just and lum myself i never could see what conventional opinion had to do with a personal union founded in affection by which nobody was wronged nobody distressed and in which protection was accorded and generous provision made for the present and future in terest of every one concerned Con ventlonal opinion not even In its ethi cal aspects could establish higher relations than existed in their case There are thousands of marriages lerated conventionally and eccleslas Ically approved in every way less sctlmablo and less honorable than the distinguished union upon which socie ty without justification affected to frown For the benefit of some I will plain that George Eliot was a woman a radical Infidel who wrote over a masculine pen name She lived with George Henry Lewes as a wife without having been marI nod to himIdo not at all endorse tho views ofI the Illicit lives of these two people that Mr uolyoako hero expressed on the other hand believe that thet laws ibout marriage should all be en tlrely civil and secular the church not being allowed to take any part In tho ceremony of marriage but thatt they should be still more full andI more under scientific control than they are now in any state in thet UnionIMy whole ifo In practice and in pre protestjlhgalnst said or written or done there is anything in the least Inconsistent with my exceedingly unusual pretensions and claims in this matter I have been sent to the penitentiary charged with being a FreeLover and the editor of a FreeLove paper and yet here stands the facts that no man or woman In the world In aniall my bantcrlnga and lenges on this subject will attempt to expose me I am now under conviction for tho penitentiary a second time charged with unlawful publica tion about sexual matters and nobody can specify any harm I havo done or have tried to do and yet I havo never J l Ii irfll j known the CourierJournal to express a word of sympathy for me or take any mOre interest in any way in mo than if were the vilest felon ever arraigned before a United States CourtI an atheist and have for many years so publicly professed to be and if In this country a man may be Im prisoned for his religious opinions it would have been proper to imprison me for being an atheist as Holyoake was in England but to imprison me for any FreeLove sentiment or sym pathy was simply an Instance of of Christian Injustice that wanted to outrage my feelings as far as possible by charging mo with being guilty of that which was most repulsive to me Among the sentiments quoted from Mr Holyoake are tho following Falsehood Is the art of cowards Credulity without examination Is the practice of idiots Any other things established through violence even though In Itself IBlinddence Is death to all great enterprises In morals thought and action should be Inseparable Thought with out action Is selfishness action with out thought Is rashness The curse of Cain Is upon him who does not regard himself as the guar dian of his brother Education is tho bread of the soul Art does not Imitate It Interprets- It Is hardly conceivable that a bad man would write like that The explanation why the C J would print this eulogy of an English Infidel and show such Indifference to one near by is easyIMr Holyoake has money and friends among the great and newspa pers are printed for that kind of pee pIe Miss Gllden comes now to know Mr Holyoake over 88 years old for the first time because he was the person al friend of Gladstone who was a Christian simply because he had to be In order to be eligible m the pollI tics of his country where church and conIsiderpatronized by Roosevelt the defamer of grand Tom Paine Holyoako tells as If It was an honor of his being in vited to dine with Gladstone and tells as one the Bygones Worth Re membering some of tho brilliant and humorous conversation with which Gladstone entertained nlm ana if were to perpetrate in a book or in nY paper some ot nls wit my frlands would think I am declinin- gntItectw8yreventasterr than 3 real ly amxABampjgof Gladstones funny stor lea given In Holyoakee book is as follows A remarkably tall man asked a small boy how far it was to a certain place Tie boy looked up at him and said If you should fait down you would be half way Lucr- eEngllsipbstuseness in fun is proverbial but If our American Infidel Abraham Lincoln had ever told even one story as poor as that in all his life ho never would have oeen president of the United States- I have had the honor and pleasure to have been invited to dinner and to breakfast with Ingersoll and his fam ily and Ingersoll in debate handled old Gladstone like he was a baby but if I had reported as coming from Ingersoll on either of those festal occasions such a poor little story as that it would have lowered Ingersoil and me too I have written three books one more of which I suppose will far outlive Mr Holyoakes book The first one written solely against JIIandmention was ever made In tho J that I had written such a book Watterson Its editor is now InI Europe writing for his paper letters travel the very best of which would be ashamed of In Dog Fennel An astronomer James A Greenhill- of Clinton Iowa has just written me that he Is about finishing Dog Fin for the sixth time A man whoI would read Wattersons let 11minded IIthedidnt and though ho Is an old IIFreeLovetor to help an Infidel who lives thous ands of miles away and Ignore one who lives near him Kenton Ohio May 1905 Dear BladeMy last stroke for free don was when I saw from across the the great Republic of tho West but what a sorrowful Republic thonl A sorrowful slave country across the Ohio river and all the preachers South and North of the Ohio praying for that lawful slave Few men in 1848 were clear in their minds and they were afraid of that t f gyk nothing God I suppose J will soon meet that nothing God somewhere for I am sinking fast and have hardly strength to go after my Blade am nearly years old In 1851 I went to Kansas to help to make a free state out of It In April I enlisted in the Federal army and served until near I wish you and all connected with th Blade a long and happy life JOHN KANEL Cadott WIs May Rev C C Moore 1905I Dear sIrEnclosed find 100 to pay for one year for B B ending June Brother F Zimmerman and I have rather a tough time here being the only two that are outspoken Infidels In our village but we give the Chris tians something to think about for can see that they are not as rabid as they used to be have been told that the time is coming when I will change my mind and call upon Jesus to save mo from the wrath to come If I do It will bo after I have lost my mind Why not as well en upon any other bastard dead or alive as Jesus Christ F GALE The elder Talmago told of his hear ing two squares off a dying Infidel calling upon Jesus to forgive him bu he did not say what the mans name was nor in what town It was nor when It was lie had a strong voice for a dying mon STARVATION PAY FOR MINISTERS One Methodist In Southern New Eng land Gets Only 125 Another 200 Ten More 400 Few Native Americans Left To Sup port Churches INew London Conn April 15Tales of pitiable poverty among ministers were told today to tho New England Southern Methodist conference by Presiding Elder J I Bartholomew of the Norwlck district which includes- all the Methodist churches In Connec tlcut east of the Connecticut river five churches In Rhode Island and two in MassachusettsMr declared that an account of change in the character of the population of cities and farming districts through decrease of the tives and the influx of foreigners change In church work must be made Our constituency of the old type grows constantly smaller and our churches of necessity show the loss he said In his report Last year thirtytwo churches of the sixtysix in the district paid or less in money for pastorlal support Many of these are In charges having two churches so that the pastors are not as poorly paid as would at first appearNevertheless during the present year twelve pastors have received from their charges 100 or less In sal aries not including parsonages One received only 200 and one less than 125 Of the small churches above mentioned eighteen are in communities in which there is no other Protestant denomination and In fifteen of these communities there Is no Roman Catho lie churchIn places we are certainly re sponsible for the religious welfare of all the people For this work we need the preachers of strong personality the very communities in which we are paying pitifully small salaries To the man of genuine missionary spirit and genuine Americanism the facts given make this not a field to be shunned but a field of opportunity al ways attractive to the man of metal IIMrBlade Lexington Ky had a debate short time ago at Ryan I T with a Cntnpbelllte preacher by the namo ofI Wilkinson Hero is an item from the Blades mention of the debate Illustrative of the preachers sharp practice In Wilkinsons debate with me ho produced from profane history only two passages to prove tho truth of the Christian religion One was the fa mows one from Josephus and the other was the ono that ho quoted from Tacitus I took them In tho order in which he gives them and made the argument that Is commonly made by all competent critics of the Josephus passage to show that the passage In Josephus Is an Interpolated forgery When I got through my arggument Wilkinson said ho know in the be ginning that tho passage was a forg ery and that Alexander Campbell founder of the sect to which Wilkin son belongshad said it was a forg ery It was quite evIdentby the way that W would kayo passed it as an argument for the truth of the Chris I t tlan religion if I had not been able u expose hlm Wilkinson Is also a lawyer and he seems to think that he has a right t say anything true or false for his religion and that it is the other fel lows job to detect him CAMPBELLITE PREACHER Arthur Aged 77 goes to Thee Penitentiary for 4 Years The advertiser of Clinton Iowa May contains a telegram from ofl sentIto hlne1suchboring machine remains of the Ink on the numbers corresponding with that printed on the forged draft Arthur was eloquent and popular both as n pastor and as an evangelist He had preached at Hiawatha Kan sas and Seneca Kansas and Exeter Nebraska He was raising money to build a church in Oklahoma my man Wilkinsons country Arthur had been popular as a lecturer on the Holy Land which he claimed to have vis Ited but It turned out that he nover had beenthere They are men of this perftry- When was in a debate with Wil klnson Equated Agassiz as an authorl ty In geology and Wilkinson opposed me by quoting Clarke Braden the Campbelllte preacher out In his coun try whose son stole 10000 from the American Express Company If I had spoken of what saw In the Holy Lund nod it did not suit Wilkinson ho would not have hesitated to con front me with tho statements of his brother preacher Arthur If onetenth of the rascality wero found among Infidel propagandists that is among Campbeiute preachers foundI not counting the other would geL ouvl H04 couldnt stand tho association From the Blddeford Maine Record KNOWN AT OCEAN PARKI Rev Gilbert Lowes Unhappy Mar Srled Life Rev Gilbert Lowe of the Park street Free Baptist church of Provi dence R I who passes his summers at Ocean Park where he has met inany oca Free Baptists is in a peck or trouble Mrs Lo ts that her husband 1tu 1ijrrl iipporOilifrSolf and hree by her own efforts He wosTMprherly pastor of a church In Sanforj Me The trouble begun at Ocean Park ast sums er where Rev Mr Lowe ivas hoar Ingwith a prominent Pro vldenco inn Somo of the clergy mans par shioncrs did not like his havior at the park and wrote to Mrs Lowe wh made a scene when she arrived ft p husband told her he loved another The wo nan In the case avers post she has applied for a divorcethat act on her part had with tho Rev Mr Loaves fpinliy troubles Sho says the minister never told her that he loved her fThe husband of this woman avers that the minister hypnotized his wife Mr Lowe has tendered his reslg nation from the Park street church and from the ministry DEATH OF EVANGELIST BEN BIGSTAFF Ben BI start an old Confederate soldier has just died In Lexington Ho was commonly called the evange list though he never preached in his life that Is In word Ho had a cranky kind of an Idea that the way to be good Is to do something The people in the mountains of Kentucky weri good to mo when I used to preach among them but they have a had habit of killing people and theIa seem to do this more and more as game getg scarce in the mountains and they font have anything but men to shoot at and they are all born bun ters Ben has been spending years of his life among those people trying to Improve them He regularly learned about cooking and about making womens clothes Inf order to teach those people Ben Blgstaff was sorter like Ben Adam tho man who talked to the an gel in the book All the angels are In boolscLately lien our Ben rare Ben brought from the mountains down In to tho Blue Grass country a young womari and put her to board in a nice family The understanding them was that she was to betweenI to fix trot hair and how table lhtgo back and teach those two things to the mountain womenI Whe9peLdied In Lexington DIckI were with him the a t R R IIIloIR r r PRICE 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you 20 per cent if you will order of me E r SliverUt t ble free r OTTO WETTSTEIN 110 KENSINGTON AVENUE LA GRANGE ILL IUUIIIIUII000IIIUUUU latter an old Confederate soldier They are both Presbyterians meanest roll stop In theworld buUthey nro plwnrq sneaking around wherever there Is any little good things that they can doThey do such things just for mean ness of for fun or to be peculiar and melee people talk about em LIGHTNING HITS CHURCH FILLED WITH MOURNERS Special Dispatch to The N American Shenandoah Pa May 15St Mi chaels Greek Catholic Church tower was struck by lightning wnllo funeral services were In progress there this afternoon and the big congregation was prevented tram going Into a pan ic by the presence of mind and cour age displayed by the Rev Cornelius In a loud voice directed the people to remain in their seats The tower was badly damaged A lightning rod carried the bolt to the ground tints preventing a fire This plainly shows that there is no God who cares any more for a church than he does for a saloon distillery gambling den or Infidel printing house IRRIGATION IN THE MILK RIVER VALLEY Montana Is coming in for a big share of the general prosperity of the country and It will only be a few short years when she will rank with any of tho Northwestern states in agricultural greatness The recent act of tho Interior Department of the United States In setting aside 1000 000 toward reclaiming three of four hundred thousand acres In the Milk Riven Valley Is but a beginning of a much vaster development of this sec tlon as the needs grow apace Already agricultural worth of this to be valley has been adequately demonstrated in the results which have followed the irrigation works already established It has been suc cessfully proven that all kinds of agri cultural products grow in great abun dance wherever irrigation is used Tho soil is naturally rich and needs only moisture to make It yield prollfl RailwayIthe volley In two Tho fact that the Government has decided to begin mediate operations will prove a great incentive to the people of that sec t tion who have always believed in the future of their country j d will open t r1r161ant1 to the h ineseeker an estor t1w ENDS LIFE Announcing Hls Trust In Providence Going On Long Journey Dr Charles Ames Unable To Quit Drink Takes Ten Grains of Morphine am golngfon a long Journey and see what Is on the other shore Scarcely had these words been ute tered to the workmen In the rear of the establishment at 329 Second street yesterday morning by Dr Charles B Ames formerly of Monticello Fla be fore he pulled from his pocket a box which contained ten grains of mor phine swallowed the deadly drug and seated himself In a chair In less than an hour he died at the City Hospital Inability to keep a pledgo to drink no more was unquestionably the motive that prompted him to take his life such a deliberate manner Just before going to the rear of the room Ames handed the manager of the concern a sealed note which stated that In case of death he desired telegrams to be sent to Mrs M E Ames of Belling ham Wash and Mrs Jessie E Ames of Florida Ala The note closed with i die trusting In Jesus Christ for salvation The above Is the beginning of a long account in the CourierJournal Talmage said only atheists suicide f om11nltFrom Courier Tho Board of Bishops complet ed its labors yesterday at noon and adjourned niter making dis position of the heresy against Prof Ilinkley G Mitchellrof the Boston School of Theology The finding of the bishops is with held and will be kept secret until aftter the trustees of Boston University have been notified of the aettion taken It is reported on good authority however that the bishops will sustain Prof Mitch ell and while not actually indors ing his views as expressed in his book The World Before Abra ham will allow them to stand wthout disapproval The great est secrecy wits maintained with regard to time case and it was not wen given out on VorIiiy that it would be considered Aside from this case there was nothing of portance transacted yesttcrday the time being taken up with the completion of the routine work A v tfj THE MODERN JONAH PROVES HIS STORY The Cumberland 1Presbyterian having in it a marked the above heading The paper has thirty pages and Is si1pposabblf terian church now that the different combinedione James Bart ley said to have been swallowed by a 1895mthat I had heard the atory before that r dateIt says that Bartley was rescued alive and Injured from the stoma of the wl B gHpMttG 14h wh- i chI had swan H Bftrtleys al J t leged account of his experience In the l whole is given ffThestory is of course given to lain us the story of Jonah and the whale in the New Testament but if they ex pected people to believe it they have made some strange oversights in its publication Hartleys address is not given and no Intimation as to where he lives not even as to whether he lives in Europe or America or Texas Ba ley is spoken of as a strong man 35 years of age and is therefore probab ly living now- Bartleys own account of his exper fence should bo put into small book form over his own name and properly attested by the seals of officers with certificates as to the good char acter of Bartley and of the men who cut him out of the whale If Bartley would go on the lecture stand with his story properly vouched for ho would prove a great attrac tion and would answer a great deal of the ridicule of that famous story It the Cumberalnd Presbyterian really believes that story true why does it not do some of these things that I have suggested to substantiate account says it was a whale that swallowed Bartley and when the Infidels say a whale cannot swallow a man the Christians say it was not a whale and quote the Old Test ment in which it is said the Lord prepared a great 1IshIThe New Testament says it was a whale though a whale Is not a fish but Is a warmblooded mammal suckling its two young at its two breasts If the story of Bartley is true the evi dence of its truth could be overwhelm tag while as it is now it simply has on the ear marks of a common flsh story of Jonah and the whale Is given in the Old Testament as a miracle and in the New Testament Jesus alludes to it as a miracle intend ed as a prophecy or pro figuration of his burial and resurrection If then It be proven that Jonah or Bartley could live in a great fish or in a whale as long as Jesus was in the heart of the earth and all be E done without any miracle about it the whole story of Jonah and the whale loses Its force as a foreshadow Ing of the burial and resurrection of of JesUs because it was not a miracle the but only an accident that might happen to any man at any time r 4- LLLkLuLJj TEA AND THE THUNDERLIZARD The skeleton of a thunderlizard a Brontosaurus found In central Wyom ing has been set up in the American Museum of Natural History in N York City Its tail expanded Is tai one feet long It is sixty seven f tyl long by sixteen high a nice little fa ily pet Yet the thunder lizard Is not big for Ills age which is somewhere between 3000000 and 12000000 years In the shadow of this relic of the Great Ago of Reptiles some five hundred persons camo the other day and drank tea Tea and the Bron tosaurus It was a witty head that thought o fthat combination and we should have lilted to hear those blond scientific and soft feminine voices purring by the side of that mesazolc monster The above appears In Everybodys Magazine for June The standing of that magazine and the details are such that no man can reasonably doubt that story According to the famous Bible ture of Gustavo Doro there were no animals in Noahs ark large than an elephant- rt The whale Is a warm biooded animal suckling its young and though it is said all of the animals were in the ark nobody supposes that a whale was though a whale could not have lived through the flood any more than our elephant could even though all the ter had been salt water unless a miracle had provided food for It A whale would drown in one of our fresh water Northern lakes cause It can not live under water but a few minutes at a time and It not swim in fresh water because freshwater is too light to buoy It According to the dimensions of the ark as given in the Bible the Thunder Lizard could not have turned around In the ark without bending his tall and logy shows that there were many more animals much larger than elc ph ants and there wero two of each in the ark- According to the Bible the animals were all created only about years ago and yet science shows that none of these immense animals have al lived less than hundred of thousands of years ago The statement of Everybody a Magazine that the Thunder Lizard lived between 3000000 and 12000000 years ago shows an utter disregard on the part of this popular magazine the with millions of readers and millions of money to back It of the Bible story of creation and if all the Infidel edi tors in the world should now recant and turn preachers It would not at all stop the trend of cultivated thought toward Infidelity WRITES TO SUNDAY SCHOOL FROM PEN Lorain 0 April 27Danlc wrecker F Kaneen excashier of the CHI in zens Savings Dank which was closed recently by his speculation In the stock market has written some words a advice to the boys of his class in First Congregational Sunday SchoolaloThe letter comes from his cell in list a Z t 7 Jr the pen In Columbus and he boys and young men in general hero and elsewhere can profit by his ex perlence It reads Tho mistake I have made is ono I hope my dear boys will never make and I trust the lesson given you and all other young men by my experience will bo one that will last all through your lives There is only one way to do and that Is the right way If we will only live close to the Lord and put all our trust in him we will be sure to do right Where we get Into trouble is putting our trust in ourselves and leaving the Lord out of It My wrongdoing crept upon m Ietie by little Remember It ir the lit tie foxes that spoil theJAti and sin comes in like a little Hv and keeps growInerargeruv H tr Kaneen pleaded to stealing 100000IAn Infidel Editor Sent to the Penl tentlary I have received a beautiful written letter from C H Hall which begins thus Courtland Kansas May 1905 Editor Blue Grass Blade Dear sirIt is not generally known that Dr E E Sonnanstlne is in the penitentiary He has been sent there on a trumped up charge of Statutory rape with a sentence of not less than five years Dr Sannanstlno has com mltted no crime and is guilty of noth ing more than expressing his opinion publicly of the cussed doings and say ings of a notorious gang of damd ras cals composed of doctors politicians and skunks commonly called Chris trans a set of grafters that should all I be strung by the neck I Dr Sonnanstlne edited Pink Iconoclast While the paper was not ex elusively in the interest of Infidelity its editor was radically an Infidel and wrote severely againsf Christian- Ity The paper is inelegant In Its style but cannot recall that I ever s any bad morals in it and I have sot times reprinted from it pieces the Blade do not know tile clrc stances and am not competent to g valuable opinion on the subject the letter says the imprisonment tho Doctor was a great outrage and thatseems probable that it was and charge against him was only trumped up to imprison him for be- Ing an Infidel It seems to have been instigated by Catholics I think Drr Sonnanstine had been a Catholic BUSINESS OPENINGS IN THE NORTHWEST It seems to me that the man with small capital can find no hotter oppor tunity for investment and for tho es tabllshment of a small business than some one of the many growing towns of the Northwest The Great Northern Railway Issues booklet Business Openings which adequately and comprehensively describes the needs of the many townsjng its line and contains a detailed of the business openings afforded is LJILsay- s the man with limited means as well as the big investor I do not know of a orrersIman who competent to live in a new countrThe fact that in nearly every state of the Northwest there is an available supply for almost every form of manufacture offers to tho manufacturer a chance to operate close to tho supply of raw material Nampa Idaho Will send you dol lar in a few days The last six is sues of the Blade are the best I ever saw I have Behind the Bars and Dog Fennel and will take Dr Wil sons Rome book before longW A HUMAN CRISIS there is near us a turning n the tides of tho times and IThat of life and death of that tho animal world called man there is not the possibility of ItI doubt Everything that lives on this earth is covered by one o the other of two terms Animal or Vegetable life sodf there is a living nod that God is bound to be either a vegetable God or an animal God Then if animal of course the animal must have flesh and blood and form etc Now I will assert that there dues not llvo a human person mute or fe male on this earth that really bo lleves there is a human animal God In existence any where People do now and always did want pleasure enjoyment or what we call happiness but unfortunately they 50cHIGH BRIDGE found umAND every facIttellJffungus man son human Tom on SUNDAY of from IIa and bility spread nTicketsor special and returning onural uNo6High Bridge 500 P Mcroslworld the Ask agents for Particularsoflion eminent r Largest Tourist CarsThey are new roomy well ventilated cool leath erupholstered void of dustcatching devices strongly built steclplatformed 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 4whoseoccupants ON THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY- j J Kerry Dlst Pass Agt 40 E 4th at Cincinnati O Send six 4cents for wonderland 1905 to A M Clcland Gen Pass Agt St IIPaul Minn SUPERB EQ IPMENTISPLENDID SCENIC ROUTE Has won the deserved title THE COMFORTABLE WAY for the Great Northern Railway The Unsurpassed Equipment of TWO TRANSCONTINENTAL TRAINSlAffords the Quickest Easiest and Iost Comfortable Way to the Lewis and Clark Exposition PORTLAND ORE Open From June to October 15 Send cents postage for bookletttA Camera Journey to the Lewis NorthernRailwayt Paul Minn 125 CineinnaU AND RETURN SUNDAY JUNE 4dSpecial train leaves Lexington 7 30 at m Tickets good only trainReturning 830 p m same date Ask agents for particulars H C KING C P T A III E MAIN ST themselves afflicted with a inherited super tltlon which was tlvatcd stimulated and propagated at stand step or turn of life In the whole social moral and in environment combined to fasten feed fatten and entail this superstition on or in the huI anatamy and knowledge and rea had little or no show until such characters as Jesus Christ Paine and Mark Twain appeared the planet But dating with and the time the ideas and Influence such persons as these began to among tho people the possi for human pleasure leisure and enjoyment became a historical fact historical fiction and fakery be its dismal exodus and within a more years and during the nat and reasonable lifetime of most this animal ghost and despot and cruel fiction with his and crown will go downthe over and instead of blood and cross and the crown for emblems religion and the bayonet and the and the eagle as emblems of wo will have the govj Ja the electric fluid and ine hammer and the hoo as emblems of government and knowledge reason love peace y plenty and pleasure as tokens ofa good and natural religion such as Je sus Christ Tom Paine and Tom JofJ fersjgsjfcgave their time talent an lives in trying to establish T GEORGEMcCORMICK Frenchburg Kentucky 4 SHORT LETTERS Rolla Mo Please find a one dollar bill enclosed for tho Blade for another year I dont see how you stood all that tobacco smoko In St Louis last October it ran me and my company away Wishing you and all good dels well I remain yours L PAULS Blue ArlzIn the Blade of April ICth in commenting on Oscar Wilde as a Christian you ended up by sa Ing he died in prison I think fyc will invcsttlgato you will find that some where in the Latin qua of Paris or at least he did n iem n prison He had served his torn out However this does not change the matter any I only call your at tentlon to this for I want the Blade to have me reputation of stating only facts oven in small matters C B MARTIN Olympia Wash Wont you pleas 1Lvsend J day my little four year old girl lostV the copy coming from the post office T that I should have had for my Sunday 4 reading By the way a lady evange nlist In the Methodist church made the statement from the pulpit thatshe J once know a man who was with ToW J Paine and witnessed his dying con fesslon He died in great agony Ing to the evil he had done In writing the Ago of 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