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Digital page images are linked to the text file. ti jUE tiRASS BLADEEDITED 7 A BEATIfEIti ZHE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 YEAR IN ADVANCt if VOLUME XIV NUMBERrLEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY MAY 28 E M 305 5100J A YEAR i TERMS OF THE BLADE f Issue for one year 100 jj In clubs of five NEW subscrlb pr 50 cents each 250 for five g I Terms100 per year In advanc foreign subscription 150 jg Five new subscribers sent one ye suei for 250 l Make all Money Orders Drafts qn Express Orders payable to the Btu Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ac vise this office giving your oleHa well as the new address When you send your subscription say whether youare a new orjpld w x scriber tSffics pubilcalidnyi tlb Lexington Kentucky t Entered at the post office at Lexlng ton Ky as Second Class Mail Matter GAddress all communications to BLUEGRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 t Cumberland Telephone 307 i LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN SUICIDE if last decoration day that being Ithe second anniversary of the death iof his wife Harvey Alexander of Lexington suicided on the grave of hi wife In the Lexington cemetery by J taking strychnine Tho younger Talmage in tho late California revivals said that nobody H but Infidels suicided Mr Alexander Is not at nil Known in Infidel circles lie was recognized t by all as having been a most exem plary citizen and as having suicided simply because ho was heartbroken the death of his wife and theover wholo community deeply with his friends It shows that these broad state i ments made by preachers aro not n- eL essarily true LEWIS AND CLARK EXPOSITION It Is a noteworthy fact that the Lewis and Clark Exposition Is the first worlds fair to beheld west of tho Rocky mountains which has cured the aid of tho Government And It Is also surprising what an Interest Is manifested In tho Exposl 1 tlon by the people of tho East They seo In tho Exposition an opportunity to visit the Western country at a rJrcatly reduced expenditure of money and not only seo the Exposition Itself but view the wonders of our Western scenery and witness Uio great re sources of tho Northwest and the OJ j portunltles afforded The Great Northern Railway passenger department has been flooded with Inquiries as to tho Exposition and It augurs well for n big travel through tho Northwest this year Send us n club of five subscrib ers for the Blade at 50 cents enc jlf t We want to increase the circula I tion of this paper several thous 4nnd copies this sprints Do your t trr dt Has Presbyterian Church kTHE FACE TO DECLARE HOM ER AND CONFUCIUS SIGNED TO THE EVER LASTING FLAMES OF HELL Rev Samuel Carter Leader in Move rmerit to Drop Westminster Confession Declares God Would be a In carnate Were He to Justify a Lit oral Conception of the Presbyterian I Faith proposition to cast aside the qh discussed Westminster confes on will be the principal subject dls issed before the General Assembly f the Presbyterian Church now In sslon at Wlnona Lake Indiana session2pteil creedtheone remaining tho creed rfae overture for the dropping of jfitancientcreedwlll be made to the neral Assembly by the Presbytery tie Nassau L L Rev Dr Samuel Cortcry who led in the movement this Eastern Presbytery has writ the following statement regarding proposal bR8AMUEL T CARTER Of the Presbytery of Nassau fe ie Westminster confession pre jjytor the worship and allegiance en aqodwho according to the pleasure of his will assigned s of tho human race to end irmntbefore they were born pa good or ill companyslrhe hea mail anotherlargo tom rea fesslon Homer and Virgil Plato and Socrates Cato and Antonius Confucius and Guatama are at this moment roasting in the literal flames of hellfire and shall so burn forever and ever Has the Presbyterian Church the face to make this declaration to the men of this generation The Westminster confession in fact says that God Isa monster modern theology says ho is not In this sentence lies the whole gist of the contention Tamerlane built a pyramid of 2000 men of the garrison of Herat laid In brick and mortar and history calls him a monster for doing ti Lord DloorlsCircuit in which he condemned i0 to execution and ho stands scorned anti by himself on the roll of Eng lands Chancellors But Tamerlane and Jeffreys were sweet souls compared with a God who could condemn a whole race to the endless torment for a single sin Readers of Lorna Doono will re onf Bagworthy looted a farmers cottage cradleeBne of called to his comrade to have a game with him otheracaught upon the point of his call these men fiends but they were bright angels and seraphs com pared with n God who could send lIons of Infants to eternal torments Every fiber of my moral being rises up aglnst this Goddishonoring theology with tho utmost ferver of my soul I reject this God of the Confes sloe and as fully as I reject this God so gladly do I receive the God of the Gospel of Chrlsit the father In the great parable who runs forth to meet his wretched but repenting son falls upon his neck and kisses him And as objectionable as the God of the Confession Is the man of tho con fesslon utterly Indisposed disabled and made opposite to all good and clIned to all evil I turn from this man to everyday man who has wrought the great wonders of anti qulty and today has built the great ocean steamers the Brooklyn Bridge and the subways who brings home his hardearned wages and lays them in his winos lap for homo and chll dren who goes down Into the little boat In the hell of waters to save the men In the other ship who a few weeks ago in New York cried t jVii J Theres a woman there and ought his way against kind preventing hands went Into the burning house and never came outtI take this common man to my heart Jesus didand I say he Is a cWld of God out of Ignorance and sorrow Into the full sonshlp and everlasting life would take my place with the Iheolo glans who from their easy chairs nounce him indisposed and made op poslto to all good and Inclined to all evil Now why should there be any zeal for this confession with Its God and man this that so many shouldflt be so cherished and maintained As jah said to Israel If the Lord lii God followhimal Assembly If tho God of tliii Gas pels ho God follow him but It Ufo of the Confession be God follow rhlm They cannot keep the one Got for their creed and theological seminar ies and the other for their pulpits and common talk The moral sense of the people Is shocked by the shillyshallying yt the Presbyterian Church as tb the conies sloe The present connection qf the Presbyterian Church with chafes fouldhecrime What must the people think if the ministers If they accept this Opd of the Confession what must they thlnk tf them If they do not accepts him but solemnly affirm that they tlo in the act of ordination A shamtheol ogy Is sure to make shamplreltgiona- ndd u sham r 1rglo nJ1ssure to EmplI F the wean volcano mo re dJul of all It has been well said Repelled light becoming lightning Of such a state of affairs as this Martineau sadly says Will not the bad creed then got rid of Not a bit and year aft ter year thousands of clergymen will solemnly profess before tens of thousands of assenting people a creed which is false to the heart of them all This is what we are doing In the Presbyterian Church today General Assembly will do nothing so good as to make an end of It It is more seriously important than sending missionaries to China There is no use of sending the truth abroad if we live a lie at home MRS ELIVIRA SYDNOR 0MILLER SLAUGHTER 1SUES FOR DIVORCE The Louisville papers state the- firs Elvira Sydnor Mllleer Slaughter Is suing for divorce because her husband beat her with a pistol She says she would have brought suit sooner but that her husband was being true for killing a man and she did not war to injure him in that case When Mrs Slaughter was Miss Mil leI she wrote a good deal against me Sho is a devout Catholic She has lately written a hoop called The Cot fesslons of n Tattler In which she alludes to mo and says that Sabin the Bars 31498 Is a funny boo but that the more she reads It tho more she is convinced ought to hay been in the penitentiary If after a that Miss Miller has written against me and my atheism she did not marry a devout Christian sire was inconsls tent have never beaten my wife with n pistol and she has never sued for divorce and cannot see that Christians aro any happier than dels never lolled anybody THE JAPRUSSIAN SEA FIGHT The defeat of tho Russians by tho Japs on tho sea has ueen even more surprising than the lap triumphs on tho land To all Intelligent poop lo this shows that religion and prayers do not help Christians and that there taro tho chaplains in our army and navy aro an absurdity The Japs are atheists They are a small nation of small people engaged against one of the largest and most powerful of all nations tho Russians who are of the Greet Catholic Church who had all tho original manuscript j E from which the New Testament was compiled and these Greek Catholics are ItCatholicsInto all of the other Christian sects Tho Greek Catholics are the most devout Christians In the world and In their war with tho atheists Jnps they havo taken no step without first asking the assistance of the Christian God and yet on sea and land if there Is any God ho has never assist ed them and tho atheistic Japs have been the most remarkable victims In anybody can see that God cares no more for a Christian than he does for an atheist HINSHAW PARDONED WIFE MUR DERER RETURNS TO PUL IPIT AS A QUAKER PREACHER Sect With Whom He Was Reared Be lleve Him Innocent Indianapolis IndlTayLlThe Rev William E Hinshaw the young Metho list minister who was convicted of wifemurder in Hendrlcks county ten years ago and sentenced to prison for life but who was pardoned by Gov Durbin just before he went out of office has entered tho Quaker Church as a minister and preached his first sermon as such in a Quaker church at Centervlllo Wayne county on yesterday The crimp of which Hinshaw was convicted and sentenced for life was ono of the most sensatldnal eeLcorn rltttedJ xIthlSGt Tmmtviias He claimed hat robber had entered the houfo and shot his wife and also himself1 but the jury found him gull ty of the crimp in the taco of the fact that many members of his church lIeved him innocent It is said that the Quakers with whom he was reared still believe him Innocent The only reference made to his past in his sermon was In the troductory remarks when he said he was not a stranger to the Quaker church as It was in one of them that h had been converted and he had also married a Quaker LEXINGTON AND LOUIS VILLE EDITORS EULOGIZE THE ATHEISTIC JAPS The Lexington Leader anti the Louis vllle CourierJournal contain editorials alluding to the Japs as heathen and etn e emplary people now on tho earth one of them emphasizing the greater mol allty and honestly of the Jap officials In the management of their war and tintc J swindling of American officials In those departments The editors of these papers are sup posably Christians and neither ono of them would write an article direct ly attacking the Christian religion and plaintks most radical atheism to the most radl ardenllt The pure morals and energy and justness of the atheistic Taps is held up to American Christians as an ex ample for them to emulate and tho Loader specializes tine superiority of the Taps to the Chrlsltans In the mat- tel of sexuality and assigns this a ono of the reasons for their trlump- over tho Christian Russians Only a few days before that the Leader had a long article in praise of tho Infl doj Jews anti saying that none of them were star anarchists and that they Nero safe and reliable citizens who would never endanger this government Tho point made In favor of tho Jail are not merely their Intellectual suo periority but their moral purity also As n mere argument as to the facts Christianity tho Intelligent world now alomst agreed that the Infidel has the advantage All intelligent Chritians know as well as we Infidels do that Chrf-stI vr1F r tlnnlty and especially In Its clergy Is full of moral depravity and yet the Christians see just as see and ac knowledge that we have among Infl dels Immoral people apologists for free ovo and anarchy and intelligent Christian people naturally ask why we can expect them to swap tho Immor allty of Christianity for the Immoral Ity of Infidelity If our purpose Is really to elevate the standard of our race Is natural for people to be willing to endure the evils to which they have become Injured rather than to fly to those they know not of In the tentative stages of all new Ideas it Is our experience that their advocates and pioneers and promoters are always better than they are after their plans have succeeded Infidelity has not yet by any means won Its spurs In the popular estimation what over It may have done among the educated and yet I have read and heard from high Infidel authorities senti ments so immoral and so opposed to tho public happiness that I would not If I could substitute them for th stato of affairs that commonly obtain- now among Christians and I believe that same class of Infidels would be come still more aggressive with their vicious views than they now are If they could find that they were gamin in Influence The thing then for us to do If wo would have Infidelity to capture the world Is to bring our own personal moral lives up abreast of our advanced intellectual Ideas as the Japs have done Our great Infidel leaders were hardly Infidels at all compared with the Japs Paine most ardently believed In the existence of a God and so did Lin coin while Jefferson and Ingersoll questioned the mutter and Franklin was probably a deist though none of these men believed In the Inerrancy of the Bible or In the divinity of Jesus IIPiiIWb rtIs at OdandIn the existence of any God When even it appears that American Infidels even if they are only a handful are pure moralists like these atheistic Japs Infidelity will wipe Christianity off tho map of the United States and I am one of those who believe that Infidels should have to give some ear nest of their moral purpose to elevate humanity before we should bo trusted with the moral management of this country So far from our not having enough Infidels In the country we now already have too many In our anxiety to make proselytes we welcome Into our fellowship men who are neither scholarly nor mOl allsts and they damage the cause of Infidelity just as criminal Christians especially preachers are destroying Christianity much faster than we fidel propagandists are doing would rather have thoroughly In sympathy with this paper one thousand men and women of good common sense and ordinary education but thoroughly alive to the importance of our personal morals than to have a million scrambling anti scheming for notoriety bythe merely accenting their disbelief of anyIpurpose us and hap pier and often showing in themselves the very same Imperfection that we urge against tho Christians Tho atheistic Jap has brought himself most prominently Into the admlra tlon of all the great and good by his pure and good and unselfish life an 1 Is what American Infidels will have to do and ought to be compelled to do before we aro trusted with the moral management of this country Ono of theso editorials speaks of tho Jap abstinence from liquor as one of the causes of their moral superiority and attainkLiquor drinking among Infidels is now one of greatest drawbacks If please to your hearts content tine sill extravagances of the Christian tempo onto apostles and their patron saint Carrie Nation Certainly no man has seen any more clearly than havo the fanaticism of Christian temperanc- sent to the penitentiary as I was an alliance between a Christian Prohibitionist and a drunken Christian gonerisDennison House in Cincinnati dyl In a drunken debauch when I stop pad at that hotel on my way to cele brate the birthday of Ingersoll at Ind lariapolls The fact remains that the Bible Is full of encouragement of quor drinking that Jesus was a maker and drinker of liquor and taught liquor drinking as one of the duties of his religion and that of all the arraignments of the liquor traffic that overcame from tongue or pen that of In gersoll was tho severest And yet today all that one of the heaviest of all the loads that Infidelity has to carry Is the fact that some men who ought to be our leaders and examples are liquor drinkers and at the same time freelovers and anarchistsenemies- of any and all government while the atheistic Jap the highest moralist in the world Is proud and happy to give his life for his government REV WAGE PREACHES ABOUT ADAM AND EVE Tire Denver Post gives an accountIof a sermon that begins thus thesRev A W Cage of Simpson Metho list church which caused the women of his congregation to blush to the roots of their hair while he spoke and asgp Anti it came to pass subsequently lthereafterto discuss his sermon for publication t saying he would let the good Lord fight his battle for him but today the minister Is of altered mind He Is now willing that the public generally should pass judgment on what he said tire Sunday before Eas ter and Post readers are asked to send In their Individual opinions Another extract is as follows Adam lay asleep in the Garden of Eden when the Lord took n rib from him and made Eve and when Adam awokoiho saw Eve in all the gloryfpf h er womanhood standing before him l cDnt Fee was aFnshed nnd rana Adam chased her and caught her and he put his arm around her and then he felt that wonderful thrill of love tor the first time Tho above purported extract from the sermon of Rev G A W Cage pastor of the Simpson Methodist church when preached by him the Sunday be fore Easter caused six prominent women members of his congregation to arise hurriedly and lento the meet Ing Two days later through the act ion of the church board Rev Mr Cage was out of a Job The most striping part of his sor mon is as follows There she stood an apportion of beauty too beautiful to be real He ap proached to touch her Eve was charmed no less than Adam On tho part of both It was love at first sight And when he touched her she was so thrilled with pure delight that she voluntarily withdrew and then she flew but not too fast for she longed to feel that touch again There was that in Eve which almost exasperates man as she keeps him long pursuing ell With seeming indifference she turned from him and went away plucking beautiful flowers her heart throbbing with ecstasies of love The Eden courtship was short yhen she had brought ML to the height of the spell in which she held him she allowed herself to bo cap hared God married them And when Adam put his arm around her and pressed her again to that side from which she had been taken next his heart that heart was satisfied The account further says Dr Cage same to Denver from Georgetown last August Ho has been married three times His first wife died anti his second marriage proved disastrous as ho fell victim U an al leged adventuress whom he divorced soon after His present wife Is also n divorced woman site having it Js said learned her wedding night that Siteniing a divorce married Rev Mr Cage Liberty Ind May 25 1905 C C Moore Expresslicopy of for one year to J C Smuler Liberty Indiana athothengof Dr Wilson Mrs Henry and others who write for tho DladeC C BEELER 1 Prom tho Searchlight THE OUTLOOK FOR RATIONALISM t By Josephine Henry Though the Liberal press is at pres ent In a depressed condition the re sult of Its Influence Is apparent every srwhere The Ideas It Is propagating are taking hold of the brains of all classes of people The clergy them selves are aiding Rationalism more than Its most Industrious propagan dists and oldtime religion Is be- Ing laid on the shelf as fit only for ignorant believers and backwoods par sons whose hope of heaven rests on the belief In the sixday creation clay man rib woman talking snakes fire and brimstone hell a virgin mother who had an immaculate conception brought forth God in the form of man h who was slain on the cross by those who did not believe in him had a bodily resurrection and who spends his time In pleading with himself t and the Father are one to save from eternal torment those that believe on him Only the most ignorant and cre dulous believe any of these things l today time note of alarm is sounding all along the line that few men are en tering the ministry and those who do are so mentally below par that they cannot uphold and protect the rell c pious system Even the Roman Cath I olic press declares there Is a dearth of young men for their ministry and adds that many feel that they cannot yenter the priesthood under the eccles conditionsh n held In New York and Chicago to devise tmeansto recruit tho rapidly depleting ranks of tho Christian clergy but a I large faction of the ministry are by their declarations doing all they can to defeat this effort One has but to i x adivertlsetionalism is capturing all the brains in the pulpit and the people hear the gospel gladly- Christianityp is no longer buoyant in Its belief creeds arr being sacrificed to customs designs and schemes to hold their power over the human 4 mindScienceArguseyed patient stead fast keeps one cautious eye on ortho dox religion and ninetynine upon her scales and crucibles and with the covery of every new clue orthodoxy retreats ungracefully and busies itself with reconciling tempo ling and re vis g But not all the hosts of or thodoxy can stay the march of mind The human mind is growing more ro bust inquiring and courageous every hour Ills weary of believing it wants to know God devils spirit soul heaven and hell are found only in the diseased Imagination of faltbists and so phan tasmal are they that they are eluding the most devout believers Not an Iota of proof of the existence of any one of these has ever been or i oven will be produced The truth Is unadulterated Rationalism a- ndVPantheism are being preached from many American pulpits by the wily clergy to conventional sleepy congre J t gations The Brlggsea Abbots and a host of others smile as Calvinism retreats in to Dark Ages while they put Natural x Law in its place Thi newspapers and magazines or the United States are constantly un r dermining the whole Christian tem From the Roman Catholic church seems to be face to face with a crisis The issue at stake is wheth er and how far it will be possible In the future for traditional Christianity to retain its hold on educational women and men That Church is com mitted to a system of philosophy dls carded even by Romish philosophers t Land Its church history Is not supported by evidence The present pope has plainly Intl mated that intelligence Is not wanted among the clergy This seems a heavy price to pay for the inauguration of an era of religious reform proclaimed by Plus X whlcfi consists of excluding all women from Catholic choirs the tabolatlon of kissing the popes toe and j a possible permission for the priests It to wear beards rAThe unity of the Catholic church go to pieces on the rocks of pa pal Infallibility The power of the ii pope even over Roman Catholics In the near future will be effectually broken for the reason that the spiracyt of silence on subjects that 1 vitally concern the welfare of man bykbe abandoned but religious devotion J f the effort to escape the wrath to come for what will It profit a man If ho gain the whole world and lose his own soul A living faith In he that be 7lieveth and Is baptized shall be saved and he that belleveth not shall be damned would demand tho opening of the churches seven days in a week and the baptismal font would be more ii j l iil1 Iin demand than the bath tub is today the baptized believer is an excep tion Baptism Is administered only to helpless infants Campbellites and Baptists particularly those of the African race and true believers are as hard to find as angels in human form In the face of actual conditions in Christendom today is it any wonder that tho greatest minds of the bravest and most strenuous races In the world aro crying out for something better than Christianity has produced- Is it any wonder that many preach ers aro throwing aside their clerical yokes to seek mercy Justice and liberty which Christianity never has and never will bring to the human race Is Christianity the rule of life in America and Europe today Aro the people who accept It and spend their hard earnings to build churches and support the clergy peaceful virtuous honest chaste prosperous merciful and happy Are their noblest and grandest men and women revered and of virtue mercy honesty and Justice Are London Paris New York St Petersburg Berlin and Vienna centers of virtue mecry honesty and Justice From Stockholm to Johnnesburg from Bomby to New York Is the mighty dollar or almighty God kind of the Christian After all the sad ages of war and crime of preaching pray ing and persecuting of the prodigal waste of blood and tears labor and treasurer devotion genius and sacri fice we have nothing better to show than our crime and war ridden civili zation of America and Europe Is it any wonder it Is being doubted and ar raigned before the bar of reason When the Christian tells me that Christ Is the only true guide and teacher the only savior of mankind answer Ido not believe that and I do not believe the Christian believes It or he or she would live differently The Christian religion has never yet produced one single wholly wise and good man and as for woman she Is not taken Into account at all only as tho bond slave of man eccleslastl cally politically physically and finan the loyalty of woman tho Chris tian religion rests today Destroy this and the system will fallWomen as a rule take their religion from the pulpit they do not not know of the stupendous changes that are taking place with regard to the trines of their religion The clergy themselves are trans forming the body of dogma In such a sleight of hand way as to leave undisturbed the faith of the laity The clergy in their councils and confessions have thrown doubt upon the three central Christian ideas namely an inspired and Inerrant DI ble the future life and a personal God Women believe these three things with all their hearts and the chief work of the clergy Is to keep them from using their thinking powers In matters religious The highest Christian scholarship has cast so grave a doubt on the DI ble story recording the birth of Christ that it is scarcely honest to preach It any longer yet when Christmas returns the ordinary clergy will preach about the Holy child In the manger the star of Bethlehem and the wise men of this legend as If no change had taken place The crucifixion and the resurrection are faring no better atthe hands of Christian scholars than the nativity Dr Cary In his Synoptic Gospel says there Is an utter absence of historical conditions for these incredible things and they must be looked on with sus Loofs says the ascentlon Is on the same footing as the birth crucifixion and resurrection of Christ and they are all the latest and least reliable traditions of the Gospel narrative All these things and volumes more have been said by representative Christian scholars They have pre empted the territory prepared by Ra tionalists for the school of Higher Criticism which dislodged the very corner stone of the temple of faith filled with female devotees The traditional figure of Christ is rapidly dissolving before both the Christian and Rationalistic world The discarded tenets are preached to women and they make no effort to acquaint themselves with the history of their own religion or with any otherIt also an amazing fact that women do not recognize the Injustice sult and Indignity dogmatic theology with the Bible for its guide puts upon tnem Mr H Wells predicts that by the end of the 20th century all educated men will have discarded the churches but that women will cling to them stillThis Is a server reflection on the elligence of the sex when tho world Is ringing with the mental and moral achievements of women unaided or encouraged and always combatted by the clergy In their every effort to ele r JIlt 1 vate and liberate themselves Rationalism is leading the world of thought today and forcing religious systems to capitulate but it will never have complete victory until it cap tures the mind of woman Women are breaking down the nar row enclosures that have been built around them but they have no help from tho clergy rather violent opposi tion and the time is not far distant when they will overthrow clerical dom ination that has so wronged them and readjust their religious beliefs by Inquiring Into the ground of their re ligious convictions Viewing whole field the workers for Liberalism have every causo for encouragement The world will never have a general pulpit until women is released from the power of the priest and has achieved economic and political liberty This is the pressing work that needs to be done by Liberals literate women and the cause of Rationalism Is won REPRINTS ONE OF MY EDITORIALS The SunSentinel of Winchester Ky reprints my editorials on Hating our enemies and adds The above Is from the Blue Grass Blade an Infidel paper edited by C C Moore who claims to be a Heath enThe comment In its implication Is kind and It shows something of Im portance to us Infidels The editorial had In it no allusion to religion or Infidelitywas purely a matter of moralsand a Christian paper Is willing to reprint It while It is almost certain that no Infidel paper would do so while some Infidel paper might do so if it was a bitter denunciation of Christianity while In fidels in many cases are no better than Christians are and the same Im perfections are among us that we con demn In Christians Infidelity and Christianity all amount to nothing if they do not make us any better and I am dally getting to care less and less what a man believes or disbelieves and to care more and more about what he doesI about as tired of reading about what Infidels do not believe as I am of reading about what Christians do believe and I have found fidels aro just as dogmatic andjover bearing as Christians are am f4hey will persecute you Just as quick for not agreeing with tnemns the ChTt bans w11h1LA mans elfeii iff disbelief has nothing whateve to do with his life and we all believe or believe Just according to heredity and surroundings that are purely ncc den tal and over which we have no con trol and for which therefore we de servo neither commendation nor blame The average preacher preaches for money and the average Infidel editor edits his paper for money or for other purpose of selfaggrandisement and If we say we do this unselfishly we lie just as the preachers do I do not edit this paper for money first because there Is no chance that I could make any money by It and secondly because I am vain and ambi tious and love fame and distinction and can make more of these by not making any money- I am actuated by the selfish motive of making myself happy of preserv ing the health of my body and mind and I know simply because I am an educated man who has seen a great deal of life and of the world that no man can be happy except by making somebody else happy- I am a moralist but I deserve no more credit for It than I do by ab staining from gluttany and drunken ness things that I know would make me unhappy when my Intelligent self interest makes me want to be happy I have been a prisoner with all Jslnds of criminals They were no worse than I am of than the editor of the SunSentinel Crime Is insanity Many of those criminals were such because they were born of criminal parents and they are what they are by virtue of conditions they could not control just as I am a moralist because my parents were good people aid there has never been any occas ion for my being immoral The comforts of life were provided for me by my parents so that I did not have to resort to dishonesty to have large majority of criminals come from liquor drinking that is sanctioned by the Bible and Jesus Christ and Christians all over the heathens do not drink liquor Their religion and their experience and their common sense has taught them not to do it and hence tho mani fest moral superiority of the atheistic Japs to the Christian Russians Christians generally like the editor of the SunSentinel cannot get It into their heads that the heathens are better people than the Christians- have been among tho heathen and C W A have seen and experienced what I am talking about- I have traveled with no thought of danger in heathen Africa and had my life in Jeopardy every step and every minute In Christian Lexington Kentucky has the largest per cent of criminals of any country on earth There is more crimes In Lexington with 30000 Christians than there Is In Cairo with 500005 heathen have seen and know what I am talking about and the editor of the SunSen tlnel has not seen and does not know The vilest place I ever saw Is at the bogus tomb of Jesus In Jerusalem where Christians from all over the world worship The real tomb where Jesus was bur led Is an Interesting place outside of tho walls of Jerusalem and the mean est man In Judea today Is an English Episcopalian who literally lives near er to the cross In 100 yards of where it stood than any man In the world Monte Carlo is a paragon of virtue compared with the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem and no kinder or more generous and Just men live than the heathen Mohammedans who are on guard around that bogus tomb to keep the different sects of Chris inns from murdering each other and yet despite the vigilance and care of these heathen the Christians will casionally get the advantage of them and murder each other til that bogus graveChristianity Is the greatest Impos ture that the world ever saw and Christianity In America and the world over Is getting worse and worse everyday until now it does not even pre tend to teach morals but simply to pander to tho luxury and bigotry and greed of tho people There Is but one way for Infidelity to beat Christianity and that Is for Infidels to show themselves better peo pIe than Christians are REDUCED RATES NIAGARA FALLS Tickets will be on sale June 17th 18th and 19th at One Fare Plus for the round trip with final limit of June 24th Extension of limit may be had to July 14th upon deposit of tick et and payment of 1IAsk ticket agent for partlcualrs A GEM FROM TYNDALL Fond of reading good books as I amil cannot refrain from bringing to the notlceof brother Freethlnk cogmieAthliers 80mO vory words uttered by tho late Prof TynI dal at tho Presidential address ered before the Birmingham and land Institute England October address has been published amongst others In three volumes en titled Fragments of Science The edition have Is published by Co- llIers New York City The address In question Is named Science and Man and would most heartily ad vise every reader to send for these three volumes and he or she will be well repaid Cost Is about 200 The learned Professor says after speaking of the characteristics of some who lIeve In religion compared with oth ers who dont believe in same Most heartily do recognize and admire the spiritual radiance if I may use tho term shed by religion on the minds and lives of many personally known to me At the same time I cannot but observe how signally as regards the production of anything beautiful igion falls In the cases Its professor and defender Is sometimes at the bottom a brawler and a clown These differences dependo upon primary digj tinctions of character which gion does not remove It may com fort some to know that there are many among us whom the gladiators of the pulpit woul call Atheists and Materialists whoso lives nevertheless as tested by any accessible standard of morality would contrast more than favorably with the lives of those who seek to stamp them with offensive brand When I say offen sive I refer simply to the Inten tion of those who use such terms and not because Atheism or materialism when compared with many of the notions ventilated In the columns of religious newspapers has any particu lar offensiveness for me If I wish ed to find men who aro In their adherence to scrupulousI whoso words aro their whom moral shlftness of any kind is subjectively unknown if I wanted a loving father a faithful husband a honorable neighbor and a Just citi zenI should seek him and find him among the brand of Atheists to which I refer- I have known some of the most pronounced among them not only In life but In deathseen them ap proaching with open eyes tho incxor ble goal with us dread of a hang mans whip with no hope of a heav enly crown and still as mindful of their duties and as faithful In tho dls f f J l l OLD POINT COMFORT I AND T- HESEASHORE Ol f ROUTE 1- 16aturdayJune1005 12W- INCHESTER FROM LEXINGTON li MT STERLING MOREHEAD MITRAINS LEAVE LEXINGTON 1120 A AND 845 P Army aildavxercises BATTLESHIPS AND CRUISERSIiIN HAMPTON ROADS DURING THIS PERIODCFrom June 11 to 17 the Atlantic Squadron will attempt the capture of Washington and Baltimore To this and an attack will be made on Fort Monroe Mine Explosions Torpedoes Bombardments etc will furnish the Pomp and Circumstance of War Stopover privileges will be granted East of Kanawha Falls on the turn trip enabling visit to tho Famous Virginia Mountain Resorts and oth er points of Interest on the C O Railway Excursionists may return either via Charlouesvlllo and Staunton or via Lynchburg and Natural Bridge along James River TICKETS WILL BE COOD RETURNING UNTIL JUNE 24 1905 Engage Sleeping Car Space Now Enquire of your Agent for full parinticulars or write H W FULLER General Passenger Agent- WASHINGTON D C El BEAUTY SPOTS LAKE PARK REGION LAKE MONTANA LAKE CHELAN WASHINGTONIPUGET SOUND AVAIL YOURSELF OF STOPOVER PRIVILEGES WHILE OK YOUR WAY TO THE J Lewis r jar Clark Exposition VIA THE Great Northern RailwayT- HE COMFORTABLE WAY For Sates Information Representative the Northern Railway BOOKLETRatF WHITNEY Passr Traffic Mgr charge of them as their eternal future depended upon their latest deeds These grand words coming from so eminent a man as Tyndal con temporaries with Darwin Carlyle Huxley Haeckel and many others of the highest ability must be comfort ing to those of us who cannot reach to those great minds but who have at some time heads clear enough to grasp and hold fast the grand truths we profess Yours truly- WILLIAM COOPER Milo Maine May 1905 UPHOLDS USE OF BIBLE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS Kentucky Court of Appeals Decides Reading Holy Writ Doesnt Make House a Place of Worship Frankfort Ky May 31Tho Court of Appeals in an exhaustive opinion by Judge Orear affirmed Bracken Circuit Court In the case of Thomas Hackctt against the Board of Educa tion of Brooksville graded school Tho appellant who Is of tho Roman Catholic faith sent his children to the pub tic schools and Instituted tho proceed ings by injunction to prevent the read ing of the King James translation of the Bible and the singing of songs and prayer In tho opening services of the common school The Court says If under the guise of public Instruc lion children should bo required to tend school where worship of God was compulsory twould seem to be within tho prohibition of tho Constitu Lion on religious freedom Appellants children were not required to attend these exercises nor were others opposed requlr1 participate In The Bible themI 1 TIii t 1f W IPassenger Agent- LEXINGTON iKY MINNESOTA j MACDONALD BEAUTIFUL or of I If 30 A at ed is r Ian hook and when used merely fofl reading in common schools wlthoul noto or comment by teachers Is no 2 sectarian Instruction nor docs the use of thq Bible make the schoolhouse n house of religious worship 1 11 A Good Route to Try ft traverses a territory rich in territoryIlast but not least it is IThe Scenic Route for Tourists The Frisco System now otters theftraveling public excellent service and J fast time i Between St Louts and Kansas City and points In Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and toe Southwest Between Kansas City and points f in Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast I Between Birmingham and Mem phis and points in Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the West and SouthwetJFull Information as to route andt rates cheerfully furnished upon appll cation to any representative of the Company or to i Passenger Traffic Department I Commercial Building Saint Louts J L ITHE IMPORTANCE OF THE JAP RUSSIAN SEA FIGHT The Importance to Infidelity of the outcome of tho JapRussian sea fish cannot bo overestimated- It tho Christian Russians had destroyed the atheistic Japs as the Japs destroyed them tho Christians all 1over tho world would have claimed t that it was a miracle from God If ttho Russians had captured tho wounded officers of tho Japs as the Japs captured them tho Russians would have murdered the Jap prisoners and the Japs knew it and yet when the wounded Russian officers and men fell into the hands of the Japs the Japs treated them with the generosity and kindness and humanity that heathen have always shown Christians when tho heathen had the Christians in their power and which the Christians have never shown the heathen when tho Christians had tho heathen in their power When the Christian Richard nad tho Mohammedan Saladln In his power Richard was a murder otis heartless brute and then when Saladin the heathen had Richard inj his power and Richard was about to die from fever Saladin sent up to the mountain tops and got snow to cool I Richard and was as kind to Richard as if he had been his loved brother When this finally resulted in tho defeat of the Christians and in taking from tho Christians the Holy Land where tho Christian religion had originated it was a grand triumph for Infidelity and showed to millions of the more intelligent that God cared no more for Christians than ho did for Infidels And yet the capture of Jerusalem by the Mohammedans was only a sub rIstitution of Mohammedanism the best of the religions for Christianity the worst of the religions and it Is only from the generosity and kindness of Mohammedanism that the world can see Jerusalem in safety today Of all the atrocities known to tory t nothing exceeds the Christian war on pagan China only a few years agoChristian missionaries men and wo men went to China to convert those peoplo to Christianity professedly but really they went there for the money that was paid them by tho Christians to go there and In addition to get all they could by loot and theft and robbery They did not convert any of the Chinese except a few of the lowest class who became Christians to got employment from the Christian mis sionaries lr hnHssionarles seeing that ttiey could not convert tho Chinese by gument abused and ridiculed the roll glen of the Chinese that had as Us foundation the golden rule first spoken by Confucius years befor- Christianity began until finally tit Boxers wkotit tho authority of the Chinese government became so raged as men of any spirit would that they retaliated upon the offensive and insolent Christian foreigners Then the Christians of all Chris tian nations on earth including Amer Ica among tho vilest felt themselves abundantly warranted in committing every posslbe outrage on tho Chinese and the Christian soldiers filled the rivers of China with the dead bodies of men women and children and dft bauchcd their women and marched with children Impaled on their bayo nets while the missionaries men an women stole from tho Chinese all val uables that tney could send home an did send them here to America and all this was according to the accounts given by Christians themselves who boasted of what they had done and which of course was not as bad a they really did China was a ileac- loving heathen country that was sc Ignorant of war according to the teach- Ings of their great Confucius that Ir tho hands of the Christians who had been taught by Jesus to propagate his religion by the sword the Chinese wero simply helpless children ant were murdered and robbed by the Christians at tho discretion of the that will never be again Th Jap atheist has shown himself thi greatest soldier on land and water- the world and at tho same the greatest humanitarianism am most just and kind of all living peoph- The Jap says ho can In ten years- make all of China with five times tin population of tho United States good soldiers as tho Japs thomselve are and of course the heathen and tho heathen Chinese will to defend themselves against Chris tlanlty and this power and Insolenc of the Christian religion has bee broken as they never were before all the history of that unhappy supei stltlon So signal have been the jus lice of the Japs and tho injustice l the Russian Christians that all Intell gent Christianity even is in sympi thy with tho Japs Of all tho great courses that a- dally destroying Christianity until Is today but a vain show and pondc log to the prejudice and greed and hi t ccr w ury of its professional advocates and pimps none has been so great as tho heathen victory of the Jap over the Russian Christian representing the ex tremes of Christianity and of infidelity Let all Infidels be good and Just people as the Japs are and the power of Christianity Is at an end SHE PUT ME IN HER BOOK According to tho Lexington Gazette of May 27 she who was by Catholic Christening Elvira Sydnor Miller of Louisville and who has by marriage added the somewhat omnlous Slaugh ter to her name has written a book called The Confessions of a Tattler In which I come in for a share of her notice The hamo of the book would be good if it wero a really a confession like Mnrio Boshkertseff or Mary Mac lane but In these degenerate days a confession is an exploitation of all the confession wants known and a scrupulous concealment of all the con fesser does not want known A supposed exception to this is what a Catholic woman tells her priest butI even in this case the priest hears some and dont hear some except among the very poor and Ignorant classes of women where there is noth ing worth hearingIIt Is at pleasant to have my name mixed up with the great and good that Mrs Slaughter extols oven though my shady reputation Is only used to en hanco the lights In her picture of their splendid characters She praises Stoddard Johnston Henry T Stanton Robert Burns W1I sen and James Lane Allen My name comes in thusly Nellie Talbott Kinkead was a cor respondent of mine as also was that brilliant little Washington correspon dent of the Courier Journal Daisy Fitzhugh Ayres and there was Editor Chas C Moore sent me a copy of his penitentiaryliin have been behind them The book was ccrtainly funny and the authors chat about Col Castleman Judge Sim rail Mrs Elizabeth Thompson our for mer pOlltml stress James Lane Allen the late W CP Brecldnrldgo Elder McGnrvey Elder Rucker Mrs Josephine Henryjlnd other notables of the State must h e kept many of them losing sleepjjfit night Elder Moore was very affable to me at first but subsequ nfrsoured on mo and read tnOTJoxooUy over mb in five orNsi columns of ruby red matter Moore a sofmado martyr alwayschasing the palm branch and although an atheist himself has converted a lot ChristianityeeIt seems to me that a well posted Louisville woman ought to have known that Mrs Thompsons name is weIItamay he from that Mrs Slaughter moja kind letter a few days since from Washington where she has a govern ment position This is only the sec ond Instance in which I know of one saying I ought to have been in the penltenttiary The only other party who said so was n Cincinnati female Jew who has since proven to be not as good as she might have been Shed wrote me to that effect while I was in the penitentiary assigning as herd grievance against me some things that I had said against Ingersoll It looks a little singular that radical fidel and a radical Christian would be the only two to concur in this opinion of me It was fortunate for mo 1teto be In the penitentiary and my re returnIthought I ought to bo In tho penlten tlary I somehow think that Sister Slaughter Is regarding her self as a short of biblical Slaughter of the Innocents and that sho Is writing Pick wlcklanly through her hat with a sav age hat pin in Itfrlnclpally Just to ardoerecognize any good In an atheist Nobody ever called anybody oxceptSsense like the God of the mule they laugh ones calamity cometh thelpno Ieso dolorous as prison written books generally aroBunyans Pilgrims drawlnjnbookIIare places where The simplest recitation actual occurrences would warrant IIor fair average appreciation of th In indulging an andlbl asmile but thousands of tears fell ii my cell on the manuscript of Behlm Itthe liars 31198 and this is the firs have over had that an rbody regarded the hook as funny Mrs Slaughter ever gets so that IIf can see things not through the least spectacles of Christian Jealousy prejudice she will seo that Be hind the Bars 31498 Is not a funny book and that ought not to have been in the penitentiary simply be old auso was an atheist A selfmade martyr who is always chasing tho palm branch If Intelll is ble to mo at all Is a contradiction In terms but great is the mystery of godliness and of course many things are plain to the sanctified that are dark to the The Bible ungodlyIthat turn be as the stars forever and forever Ifl have converted a lot of Lexington people to Christianity that being the worst town for its size In the world shall bo a star of finest magnitude that and shall have wings and a crown and a harp and golden slippers ists THE NEW WOMAN An Incident at Easter week was thoaI defeat in the Senate at Albany onItE Wednesday of the latest effort to extend tho suffrage to women The tension proposed in a bill introduced by Senator Raines was limited to vot ing on tax questions in twelve small cities only but it was treated as an entering wedge for woman suffrage generallyA to days before Mr Cleveland had written of the movement which has been for a long time on foot fur securing to women the right to vote and other wise participate in public and affairs as an unfortunate manlfesta lion of feminine restlessness and Ills content He fears that it will havo a dangerous undermining effect on th characters of the wives and mothers of our land Mr McCurren of Brooklyn out expressed the same alarm in the Senate on Wednesday Politics he said Is no field for pure and modest women besides there are men are enough to take care of political af Is fairs He Is against giving any vote at all to any women on the ground that her place is to preside over the In household Senator Raines however contended that as the Intelligence of the country Is being steadily trated in the women they are atl least entitled to vote on questions of to taxation to the very limited extent posed in his bill The hand that rocks the cradle quoted Senator Grady rules the world but it rules in the house and not at the polls he asserted And that was the urevalllng opw lunuiUHUotuui ail salso the prevailing opinion even among women themselves Fern us mine efforts to secure the suffrage always encounter feminine The Na tlonal Womans Suffrage Association Is counteracted by a womans assocla tion organized in opposition Accord ingly the woman suffragists have hill work The privilege they ask for as a boon as a right their feninine opponents treat as an Imposition on however a very great part of American women are taking and are compelled to take an Interest In affairs beyond their home Of nearly thirty millions of the population of this country engaged In gainful occupa tlons In 1900 more than a sixth was feminine and of these feminine work ers only about a third were In tinctively household employments mestic service and the like Between 1890 and 1900 these feminine workers increased at a much greater ratio than tho population as a whole In almost every employment outside of the home women aro now engaged They form a great part of the crowd which pour forth at nightfall from ovary business the escape of women from domestic seclusion extends far beyond the ranks of the workers for a living Women of fashion have become public personages Women are organized for many public purposes Neighborhood clubsof women have been started In Now York recently for the dla cusslon of such matters and the men In them are not of the kind who neglect their special feminine duties at home In tio charitable machinery of a New York church parish women are engaged more actively and earn estly than men They preside at meetings and make public speeches party which recently went trout mto participate in the Conference Education In tho South many women On the Santo day that the Senato rejected limited woman suffrage a woman of the moro select 080clal sphere of New York read a pa per on Womans Work for Municipal Progress at the meeting of a league j for the study of municipal problems generally In many societies dealing public questions and for public purposes assiduous mothers are now gaged as chief officers The colleges for women aro crowded with applicants far beyond the accommodations they havo for students Has the feminine character suffered deterioration as a consequence of all this Is the homo Impaired For ono ijt Jtt J thing the popularity of matrimony at has not diminished Never was there an Easter season when marriage S were so many as they are now Men seem to fall In love with the new men e not less than they did with the 181tallerincreasing in attractiveness- So r far then there seems to be no unadulteratedwomanhood th91chnracter which Mr Cleveland looks with sot much misgiving should go to the e treme of complete woman suffrage dreadful consequence would not come So long as the human race ex the saving grace of simple and eunadulterated womanhood will bo preservedwill be safe against any movements of man or woman either which may he made Romance will remain and woman will he high priestess New York Sun THE WELCHWILKINSON DEBATE Sweetwater Okla May 29 1905 Brother Moore In the last Blade you asked someone write you about tho Wilkinson Welch debate The discussion will take place at Ryan I T the week beginning August It will begin Monday August 14th continue six days Wilkinson af firms There Is a God Welch denies time three days Welch affirms the Bible contains fundamental errors Wilkinson denies time three days eWilkinson chose the above questions eof several submitted I offered to affirm The Christ of the New Testament is a Myth and the Gospel Stories of his birth death and resurrection pure fiction and this Your Christ not risen then Is your preaching vain and your faith Is vain also I have promised to remain a month the Territory and will lecture awhere ever possible and will meet any Individual preacher of any denomina In debate The friends at Wooloy and Cornish have not written me what they want but will do so If they desire me to be with them Brother Shaw will announce the do batefln the Searchlight and Wilkinson will Advertise It in his papers If yqu can give it a notice the Liberal ed r a a4 tofat dSIDoping your face will be seen amongal for everyone will be glad to eeac you and glvo you the happy handac I remain of L S WELCH all From The New Rochelle Press TOM PAINE MONUMENT larDECORATED Appropriate Exercises at Shaft Com morating Life of Thomas Paine On North Avenue The exercises at the monument of Thomas Paine the Revolutionary patriqt on North avenue were attended yesterday by a large gathering of people most of them tho followers and It admirers of Paine The shaft and bust were decorated with flowers and a banner was hung on the iron railing bearing the following Inscription Spare the man but kill Monarchy Thomas Paine Wilson McDonald the sculptor who executed the bust on the shaft present and took part in the exercises Caleb Nash who built the fence and Captain Loyd the custodian of tho monument were also present Tho two first keys of the gate were delivered to Wilson McDonald andJ Captain ITALIAN LoydIiPAPAL METHODS A Roman letter in a French paper Donomt11bishop broad and liberal views recently pu fished a letter which has arousedI much angry comment from orthodox sections of tho Italian clerg11 lIe protests against the exaggerated j adoration rendered to the Virgin larIby his countrymen who forgo Innew these devotions the worship due to God and he denounces those take advantage of the piety of the people to servo their own financial Inthe has called IIcomluctOf course tho subtle Intellect of a Bishop can see tho Justification for Ivto Ing precedence In worship to tho Son Instead of to tho Mother but for us there seems at least as 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on application Every watch guaranteed fresh and new from factory no shop keepers an accurate timekeeper and lf well used good for fifty years or longer Will be kept in order for one year Beware of Spatial movements and cases made nobody knows where and which you cannot price intelligently and buy everywhere Also of diework stamped engraved cases they are a fraud Those listed above are kaown to be the best watches made andIf watch Is new and perfectyou are safe to buy them where price Is lowest pay freight LADIES GOLD WATCHES Large size Elgin Waltham or Hampden 20year gold filled latest style artistic handchased 7 Jewels 10 15 Jewels 1260 10 jewels adj 17 Small o size 7 jewels 1160 16 jewels 16 jewels adj Riverside extra fine 26 In 25year caaa more In 14k solid gold case 10 to 60 more Latter with diamond all In plush box prepaid with guarantee CHAINS Long Guards latest style soldered links opals or other seta In slide rolled plated 1 1SO and Best Filled Gold 260 and U Extra heavy Solid Gold 10 and 26 Gents Chain r tsame variety Orders filled from any catalogue at same price or less E Cash refunded at puonaDIAMONDS PEARLS OPALS ETC I am aa expert in this line and will save you 20 per cent If you will order of me Send for price list of Jewelry Freethought Badges Rings Silver and Plated Ware Optical Goods and My Tract Theism In the Cruci t ble free OTTO WETTSTEIN 110 KENSINGTON AVENUE LA GRANGE ILL r- rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr reerrrrrrrrr 1 which seems not Improbable as Anno must have had a mother possibly a father also unless mir uslY conceived like her grandson conceived like her grandson Mr Bonomelll deserves tha thanks his fellowcountrymen as well as of opponents of the rapacious priest hood for protesting against the hypocrisy and greed of the churchSeca Thought From Secular Thought DECLINE OF ECCLESIASTICISM IN JAPAN We have referred recently to thej spread of Methodism In Toronto but seems that while new churches being butt In new districts In the areI a IIIseveralchurch properties out of the hands of mortgagee and the real estate dealer the sale of the big McCaul Street Methodist Church has been openly canvassed for some time past and the negro Methodist Church on Queen Street has for some years been adver tired for sale The fact would seem to be that while In the older districts the growth treatres concert and llceurehalls military and business organizations social political and sporting clubs all sorts discount to a large de grco the value of tho church as a so clot center in the newer sections these agencies are largely wanting prestige of the church and its respectablllIllygive it the first call on the purses of wealthier persons in the new com munitles who feel the need of some social center to relieve the monotony suburban life and n handsome church with a handsome young parson Is the natural outcome 110As the now communities grow and consolidate tho theatre the club and concerthall will no doubt take InImeans of social enjoyment A similar evolution seems under way In Japan Under the terrible strain of its great war it is understand the peoplo will not bo ableI support either religious or other organizations as liberally as they dill formerly and it need not surprise us hear front tine Bangkok Times tha magnificent temple of the HIgashi Hongkanjl at Toklo Is to bo sold by ayauction tho priests under the lead ii I ZI ership of helr Lord Abbot Count i a Count Otani not being able to pay even the interest on the debts of the temple It owes 590000 yen to the Kltanhama Glnko so that it owes about four times as much at least as the Broadway Tabernacle in Toronto and nearly as much as the big St James Church Montreal did a year or two ago A chain will break at Its weakest place we are toldr and though the x superstitions of religion have still a strong hold upon the masses of the people we cannot but regard hopefully these signs that religion is the weak point in the philosophy of those yho have hitherto supported the church with their wealth and Inllu ence 0i IIr proceed to treat of theologyi ii shall step out of the bark of human reason and either Into the ship of tie t church Neither will the stars of philosophy which have hitherto so J shone on us any longer give us Inobly light Bacon r 125 12 Cincinnati ANDRE T URN f SUNDAY JUNE18 JSpecial train leaves Lexington 730 a m Tickets goodonly on date of sale on special train Returning Leave Cincinnati at 830 p m same dates Askagents for particulars or H C KING C P Z A III ST f f U1C t ac THE LEXINGTON LEADER ON THE JEWS The Lexington Leader Is owned and edited by the son of a Presbyterian preacher the editors wife being n Catholic leader In fashionable society and the religious orthodoxy of either of them has never been doubted All Jews are of course Infidels and- the Bible says the Jews will be a word and a hissing because of their rejection of Jesus Christ though the Jews naturally know more about Jesus than anybody else does Jews have been good friends to me and I have many times printed that they are the most exemplary citizens In this country A Jewish criminal Is almost known The Lexington Leader prints from New York City a letter that says there are 700000 Jews In that city The letter Is written by a gentile and yet It Is such a eulogy of the Jews as shown them to be the most exemplary citizens In America Their business thrift Is shown to be almost a miracle and their generosity and hospltalitty and good citizenship are shown to be without parallel If all of this Is true how can any telligent man or woman claim that 0 belief In the Christian religion Is necessary to make good people THE WELCHWILKINSON DEBATE Oscar Indian Territory May 25 05 Editor B Blade Dear sirEnclosed find a letter me from Brother Welch Please as he requests Publish the date ol the debate in the Blade I hope you will be able to attend It will be at Ryan or some place near there With best love I remain as ever your friend N B GRAYSON The letter from Brother Welch is as follows Sweetwater Okla May 18 1905 Friend Grayson I have agreed ta begin August 14th the questions There Is a God and the Bible con tarns fundamental errors Write a letter to the Blade and have Mr Moore give the debate an announcementIm like the Almighty when he got his hand In along about Wednesday to get my crop around I study every night except when I have to at tend to public business I want to make a big fight for Infidelity L S W F tTOO MUCH WILKINSON b 1 Los Angeles Calif May 19 1905 James E Hughes Dear slrI see by the Blade wrap that my subscription expires In JuneAWhen It is up please discontinue Too much Wilkinson WALTEF Is I think president of an In fidel Club In California and on ac count of his prominence I printed from him several long communications that were not specially Interest- Ing I finally quit printing them and he discontinues his Blade because there is Too much Wilkinson- It would have been so much more honest to have said Not enough Wal ter Collins PREACHED AT OWN FUNERAL Lexington Ky May 20Although the Rev Henry C Slade Kentucky famous feud breaker created per haps more sensations during the course of his life than the average mountaineer of his State he broke all record when the other day his own voice preached a funeral over his dead body directed the music and made one last Impassioned address to the rough people among whom he had lived and worked for so many years When this man who In his little mountain church has won widespread fame was breathing his last In his humble cabin under the mountains he asked that by means of a phonograph ho might be allowed to direct his own funeral services in the church at Ride outOn the day of the ministers burial the wondering mountaineers and miners of the Cumberland district gather ed from far and near On horseback and afoot came the crowds Supersti tious and Ignorant disciples of the dead minister trembled when they heard the dead mans voice Miners and mountaineers in rough attire and women in course homespun bowed their heads in awe and fear when from the horn of the phonograph came the last words of the minister All listened In awe and wonder to the most solemn and impressive funeral service they had ever heard The above is from the Boston Post credited to the Detroit News It Is only the beginning of a long article- I have lived in Lexington and with in eight miles of Lexington for nearly seventy years and never before heard of any Kentucky preacher named r r iIfi r Slade though for fifty years I have been In a position to hear about preachers and Kentucky preachers especlallyITHE EVOLUTION OF GOD At the Vine Street Congregational Church the pastor Herbert S Blge low chose a text from Genesis The Lord God walking the garden In the cool of me day Mr Blgelow said in said that God Is the same yes terday today and forever Yet there Is a vast difference between the of Genesis and the God of today gods of old felt hungar and fatigue and cold received wounds and suffer ed disease like the puniest of mortals They had their exploits their wars and their love affairs their triumphs and defeats aftbr the manner of men It appears that the Lord God of Genesis was not insensible to the heat of the sun and preferred to walk In the garden In the cool of the day God Never the Same Today who would think of pictur ing God with a fan and a parasol Our God Is in no danger from sun stroke God Is a spirit lie may bo eternally the same yet mans concep tion of him from age to age changes as man changes so that God mans God Is never the same Mans last thought Is probably nearest he truth Not a City Hall Politician Since our Idea of God has changed our Idea of prayer has necessarily been modified If we pray for suc cess In business or for the restoration of a sick child or for victory tie or for deliverance from the stormI we are conscious of Inconsistency God is not a city hall politician Let us not seek to cajole or flatter Into granting us special favors prayI er Is not a pious pull We must treat the Ruler of the Universe with ie spect We must assume that he means to give equal and exact justice to all We must take the universe as we find It and Instead of praying for Immunl ty from Its laws we must seek to know and obey those laws that wo may find life a blessing and not a curse Not Fond of Adulation Our Idea of worship Is being modified by a better thought of God A father who had suffered reverses In business recently reproached his daughter for not being more faithful in her attendance at church He thought this explained their failure Ho evidently thought GOdiwas excessively fond of if1nlit lv to grow resentful if men dill not come together in a certain place on stated occasslons and sing songs to him and tell him how much they loco him Not Monopolized by Any People As a better thought of God takes hold of us our missionary zeal must take a different direction Is It after all so very Important to convert the followers of Buddha and Confucius to the doctrines of John Calvin God is tthe Father of all Conscience Is his voice in man He is the willing guest of each human heart Wherever there Is love wherever there is true aspiration there Is God He has left no peo pie without a witness to him It is monstrous to think that he would give to any a monopoly of his favor All the prophets of god are his accredit ed ministers and the evangel of uni ty and brotherhood is the true mis sionary to the nations Not Lost With the Creeds We call the nations to the worship of a God who dwells in each human heart holds the world in the lap of immutable laws and delights in the Innocent happiness and the loving jus Lice of all his children Has religion lost anything In the wreck of the creeds If men have driven God out of the Hebrew Bible has it not been to find him again in all Bibles If they have driven him out of the church has it not been to find him again In the fields and the woods If they have driven him out of the Sab bath day has it not been to find him again in all days If they have lost faith in law and if they revere the laws of God and seek to obey them is not that better than prayers that are uttered in Ignorance of those laws A SILLY CHRISTIAN PAPER The editors at Hot Springs have sent me a copy of The Spirit of Truth a religious Socialistic Spiritualistic paper It Is Vol 20 No9 It has a scripture text at its head an extract from it Is as follows Tom Cook Jesus Bob Ingersoll IDut Greoly or any man of combine even the angels of heaven can have the remotest power sway or Influence over this God of heaven and earthIthat in getting rid of two great devils of authority Church and State there will be such tribulation as never was 10 nor shall ever again be as Bro Jesus for us hath forewarned you for JIIIi 4 the devils of Mammon and Authority will die hard Its editors seem to claim to be God well as can understand him from a glance at his ravings The country is full of such people who have a mad thirst for notoriety and are devoid of any Intellectual or moral force and for fame and money getting they edit such papers and must find a cllcntlle among supers tions of the country Our lunatic asylums are filled With the victims of such editors and their papers should not be allowed to pass through the malls The right of press Is one of the great bulwarks of our American liberty but all things except time and space have their limitations and the right of press stops just where thoj exercise of that right becomes a men ace to tho public safety and happl ness RELIGIOUS RELICS Letter Written By the Savior The following is believed by persons who have seen It to have been writ ten by the Savior A Brooklyn corres pondent writes It has been cherish ed by my family for many years as an heirloom A copy was given my mother by the wife of an English officer stationed at Bermuda She was aI missionary I ask you to print this let ter that It may do some good I do not pretend to be the only person who has owned a copy I know of three people who have lived In the South and have seen It One was the pastor of a Methodist Church who said he had owned one while living there and had lost it The letter was found under a great stone largo and round at the foot of the cross eighteen miles from Icon fun near a village called Mesopota mla Upon the stone was written or engraved Blessed Is he that turneth me over People that saw prayed to God earnestly and desired that He would make known to them the mean Ing that they might not attempt In vain to turn It over In the meantime a litho child turned It over without any help to the Joy of all that stood by The letter was found sixtyfive years after our blessed Saviors crucifixion transmitted from the Holy City by a converted Jew and faithfully trans later from the orlg nal Hebrew copy nowIn possession of Lady Cubas tam ily Jn Mesopotamia fyhosoever worktth dn the Sabbath day shall be cursed I command you to go to church to keep the Lords day holy without doing any manner of work You shall not Idly spend your time In bedecking yourselves with any superfluities and costly apparel end vain dresses for that I have ordained a day of rest I will have that day kept holy that your sins may be forgiven you You shall not break my commandments but observe them and keep them written with my own hand and spoken with my own mouth You shall not only go to church yourselves but your men servants and your maid servants and observe my words and learn my commandments You shall finish your labor every Saturday In the afternoon by oclock at which hour the preparation of the Sabbath begins Fast five Fridays In the year begin ning on Good Friday and four Fridays following in remembrance of the five bloody wounds which I received for mankind You shall diligently labor in your respective callings wherever it has pleased God to call you You shall love one anotther with a brother ly love and cause them that are bap tized to come to church and receive the sacraments baptism and the Lords supper and be made member of the church In so doing will give you a long life and many blessings your land shall flourish and your cattle shall bring forth abundance and I will give you many blessings and comforts In the greatest temptations and he that doeth to the contrary shall be unprofitable I will send a hardness of heart on them until I see them but especially upon impenitent unbelievers He that hath given to the poor shall not be unprofitable Remember to keep holy the bath day for the same I have taken to myself and he that hath a copy of this my letter written with my own hand and spoken with my own mouth and kcepeth It without publishing It to others shall not prosper but he that publishcth it shall be blessed of nd though his sins are In number as the stars up In the sky he that bellev cth In this shall be pardoned and If he believes not this and the command ments I will send many plagues upon him and consume both him and Iris children and his cattle And whoso ever shall have a copy of this my let ter written with my own hand and kccpcth it In their house nothing shall hurt them neither pestilence nor lightning nor shall thunder do them any hurt You shall have no other news of me but the Holy Scriptures until the Day of Judgment All LL- n goodness and prosperity shall be In the house where a copy of this my letter shall be found Finis The above is from the Toronto Globe Iconium Is a village In Asia Mlnoi and Mesopotamia is a country a thousand miles from there People who get up such stories should learn store about geography There Is no evidence that Jesus was ever in either of those places and no evidence that he could write It seems strange that he should have written so about keeping the Sabbath when he never kept it himself and never anywhere In tho New Testament taught any body else to do It MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR GREETING TO MY FRIEND Mrs Josephine Henry Versailles Kentucky count myself In nothing else so happy As In a soul remembering my good friends And as my fortune ripens with thy love It shall still be thy true loves compense My heart this covenant makes mj hand thus seal It Shakespeare At midnight Jan 1st 1905 The clock strikes twelve tis thoclos ing year While I alone by my fireside dear Am watching the glow of the fires red flames Thinking of all those heroic name Who will live Immortal and I think of you In superstitions fight so staunch and true Grand deeds are yours Immortality thine When men review the past some ture time Bravest of the brave with thy wizard pen You have lured us on and on to master men To scale the height of superstitions sway And hail the glory of a brighter day When God ghosts devils angels all Will totter like past Empires to their fall Ah had I the power of great Shelly flight With sculptured words I would seat you tonight Upon a throne within a palace grand And men wpuUl bonyjse JftKln eyes land I woufd chisel you In Parian marble white Emblem of the purltyI see tonight The flames are curling In fantastic birth to thought that are rather warm Cremation some day these volcelesi lips and pulseless hands Will lay besides me on iron bands And purified by elemented fire I too like the flames will rise higher and higher Into the great world but you In the minds of those who dare and do Grand deeds in Libertys name You will always like be always the same Just as we hold those heroes of tho past So will your memory always last By the stairs of your inspired flgh Others will climb till they see the light In that shadowworld where though is born Tire stars will shine for them some morn And they themselves arise theyl praise your name Led through the wilderness of superstitions shame And so with friendship tie on this New Year give you midnight greeting midnight cheer May the bond grow stronger in the future years In this world of trials passion fan cles tears May all that you love be held In sa cred shrine Relatives friends all comrade mine May your friends be many all staunch and true As the one who writes these lines to you May your years be many all sunshine thine Prosperity always goodnight Ill sign Yours for Liberty Justice Honor Right Is my parting greeting this New Years night ALBERT JOHNSON ANOTHER CHRISTIAN RASCAL KnoxvilleW S Keller Tennessee has confessed to having corrupted the elections there by stuffing the ballot boxes for which ho got money The account closes thus Keller stated in explanation that he attended the big revival service now in progress in this city under Sam Largest Tourist CarsThey are new roomy well ventilated cool leath erupholstered void of dust catching devices strongly built steelplatformed broadvestlbuled and electriclighted Completely equippeed with mattresses pillows blankets bed linen curtains and cooking ranges Toilet rooms contain wash stands towels soap combs brushes etc Two persons c6mfortably 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 whose sole duty Itt Is to care for the comfort of Its occupants- ON THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY- J J Ferry Dlst Pass Agt 40 E 4th st Cincinnati O Send six cents for wonderland 1905 to A M Cleland Gen Pass Agt St Paul Minn- PUNCTUALITY DIRECT ROUTEfSUPERB EQUIPMENT c1 SPLENDID SCENIC ROUTEr1 4jt Has won the deserved title THE COMFORTABLE WAY for tho Great Northern RailWtt nTheTWO TRANSCONTINENTAL TRAINS ij Affords the Quickest Easiest and ilost Comfortable Way to the Lewis and Clark Exposition PORTLANlJ ORE Open From Juno to October 15 IRailwayJones and George Stuart and listened to a sermon Tuesday night In an au dlece of 8000 which caused him to de aide to tell all He said he would have told before but feared prosecu ttorMincVthe greats of certain men to send him to jail Keller was of course a Christian Nobody butt a Christian would be in fluenced bv a man like Sam Jones LOW SETTLERS RATES To 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NlI G5orIMNo3 q or sleolrsDining H C KING P T A Main St Both Phones 49 W C RINEARSON G P llIastcinnati Ohio tzDEATH WOUNDS FOR BOTlt Mountain Men Fight a Duel During Religious Services feSjVT fr Campton Ky May 30 Mllward Brewer and Floy Spencer shotsand fatally wounded each other during religious services at Tarrldgo school house Sunday Brewer fired first tand the bullet went through Spencer 1t domes Brewer was shot twice jnda young man named Cable was s uk In tile arm by a stray bullet A are rests were made owing to the tjondl tlon of the principals Cases like this are matters of mon occuranco in Kentucky In alrtlie history of Infidel conventions anc con grosses In the United States no ling like that has over occurrednot ven the smallest kind of a fight anilyet If one such Instance should occur at any Infidel meeting It would hclser aIded by Christians as an eviderceof- the moral depravity of Infidelity ge1tthemadehomo corner as Brick POIii roy I used to call her wants to know God had 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