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I a BLUE GRASS BLADE3 EDTEL n fg jr1TIIEN IN TIb INT8ltlME OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 YEAR IN ADVAffiCh 7NtVOLUME XIV r 4LEXINGTON7tll KENTUCKY SUNDAY JUNE 11 E M 305 5100 YEAR Se TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers fivefr Terms1oo per year In advance foreign subscription 160 Five new subscribers sent one year for 250 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old as well as the new address When you send your subscription say whether yu are a new or old sub scriber ftfc or PUDIiCiitiOn 5oW 1OISt r Lexington Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexlng ton Ky aSSecortHClasa Mall Mat f ter If f Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 r STRIKE ON IN TOLEDO CHURCH Toledo May 4A full fledged sym pathetic strike Is on at the Industrial Heights Mission It was called when the congregation denounced the pastor the Rev G Hoover and left the church The procession moved up to a corner grocery where services were held while the Rev Mr Hoover continued to pray himselfFor time the Rev Mr Hoover had been asking the Sundayschool superintendent Fred Hartman to resign The congregation wanted Hart man to stay- Criticism from the pulpit on the decision of the people precipitated the walkoutIt strike tactics were carried out In the evening also and when Hoover attempted to conduct services mud balls were thrown at him LEWIS AND CLARK EXPOSITION- It Is a noteworthy fact that the Lewis and Clark Exposition Is the first worlds fair to be held west of the Rocky mountains which has se cured the aid of the Government And It Is also surprising what an Interest Is manifested In the Exposi tion by the people of the East They see In the Exposition an opportunity to visit the Western country at a greatly reduced expenditure of money and not only see the Exposition itself but view the wonder of our Western r scenery and witness the great resources of the Northwest and the op portunities afforded The Great North era Railway passenger department has been flooded with Inquiries as to the Exposition and it augurs well for a big travel through the Northwest this year Sand us a club of five subscrib ers for the Blade at 50 cents each We want to increase the circuit tion of this paper several thou and copies this sprint Do your part AAA Sleu iwo Professors Will Be Dropped One Hebrew Union College Teacher Said to have Taught Atheistic Doc- trIne and Another Steps out Because Chair Is Abolished Two professlrs are to be dropped from the Hebrew Union College facul ty at the end of the present school yearThey are Prof Ephrlan Feldman who holds the chair of Philosophy and Prof Casper Levlas occupying the chair of Semltlcs Dr Kaufman Kohler President of the college has complained to the Board of Governors that Prof Feld man has expressed unorthodox views entirely opposed to the fundamental principles of Judaism Prof Levias is to be let go because the preparatory department in which he taught is to be abolished as the college Is to be devoted entirely to ad vanced students and collegiate courses Called It Atheism The charges against Prof Feldman were made in oral form at the May meeting of the Board of Governors It is said that Dr Kohler stated in effect that while Prof Feldman was a good teacher of general philosophy he wasnt to teach Jewish philosophy as some of the opinions he has ex pressed were not in accord with the prime tenets of the Jewish faith If a man is paid to teach Judaism he should not teach atheism and If he honestly believes that his own views can not agree with the doctrines for which the institution by which he is employed stands he should quit said on of the gov mors We are aimfto educate m for the Jew Ish ministry not for atheistic propa proposed retirement of Prof Feldman came to the ears of the students last week They met and agreed to stand by Feldman if called to testify as to the opinions ho has Levias it is stated that there is no objection to him person ally but that there Is really no more need for his service Both Feldman and Levias have been with the He brew Union College about 16 years Lievias has written a number of phIl- ological works and Feldman is a fre quenc contributor to philosophic pub- licatIons The above from the Cincinnati Post has been sent me If I discuss atheI- sm at all It will not be so much if at all for the purpose of taking sides on the Issue as to try to show that those who differ as to the existence of a God should have all patience and forbearance wlfeach other and to accent the doing of good about the propriety of which there can be no mistake or conflict of opin ion Is the great thing that should en gage the attention and energy of all who are interested in the matter of general thing I thlnx therEIs less disposition to atheism amog Jews than among gentiles The ex emplary lives of the Jews are now perhaps more than ever attracting the attention of the world and the fect of atheism among them will therefore be watched with great Inter est I think there can bo no doubt that the idea of what is commonly known as a personal God Is losing its hold upon the minds of educated people and I believe than Christian ity in order to much longer hold its Influence over the people will have to advance its conception of a God so as to harmonize more with the tenets of science The fact that now the Universe Is regarded as illimitable instead of con sisting of this earth and the start also that God labored Us days to create and thn rested and re reshed himself and that God could walk In a garden In the cool of thC evening and have a son by a woman a common Idea of various heathen gods is now too gross and too anthropomorphic for our best thinkers At tho same time there remains the fact that the universe is here and it Is certain it either must have had a beginning or have had no beginning i b da If matter has existed as long as God has existed then of course God could not have created matter- If God created matter years ago or six billions of years ago there must have been Innumerable billions of years before that time when there was nothing but God If God was eter nal during which God did nothing as it Is Inconceivable that God can do anything without tho uso of matter It is also inconceivable that any perfect character would exist for bil lions of years in idleness If God ex isted billions of years without creat ing anything it must have been because he thought It was best not to create anything and when finally he did create matter It must have been because he changed his mind a thing utterly irreconcilable with any sup position of mental perfection- A certain Intelligence or something corresponding with intelligence seems to be inherent In matter and whether or not we may call this Inherent Intel ligence God Is a mere question of convenience or fancy How the universe could have had a beginning is equally unthinkable- It seems exceedingly Irrational to suppose that this general all pervas lye intelligence If there be such could or would concern Itself about what men think about it and base a system of rewards and punishments upon the results of the conclusions of men which can only be abstract reasonings beyond the control of those who reason and therefore without any moral quality while all tho highest intelligence of the world is agreed that men should only be re warded and punished for what they voluntarily do and therefore men are not held responsible for what they do by accident and the Insane are not held responsible for what they do All the wiset of all lawmakers have recognized that the value of a system of rewards and punishments Is in the fact that it tends to make men better in the future The use of rewards and punish merits after men are dead and cannot therefore be improved in the future is Is irrational Is for all practical purposes untrue as the only way we have to determine what is true Is to heed the dictates of reason The admission of any religionist that his religion Is Irrational as is common among religionists is prac tically an admission that his religion Is are divided as to whether religion is rational or Irra tlon probably the major part taking the position that It Is opposed to rea son or Irrational and must simply be received as a matter of faith tho alleged facts of which are opposed to matter of the existence of a God and as to what we mean by a God Is one that cannot be clearly understood by any of us and the prac tical conclusion to be deduced from tho whole matter is that we should not be dogmatic and overbearing with each other because we differ In our conclusions about It and that we should all the more zealously apply ourselves to the doing that which all parties acknowledge to be good If there Is a God and he is just he will certainly never punish any man for not bellevclng that which seemed irrational to the man as our reason is certainly the only thing to which we can look to determine what is true and what is false If God Is unjust it makes no dif ference what we may say or do It will rot Influence his dealings with usWhile therefore the existence of a God may be a question of Interest Ing speculation it has nothing what ever to do with the duties of life and In the event of any conclusion on the subject we should go ahead trying to do good to those around us because this is tho only way we can promote our own happiness and that we should all try to be happy In this life is the unanimous conclusion of all rational people If your subscripttlon Is due and you can see from the label on your Blade you will please remit so as to help us over tho summer months Send ten cents In stamps to Mrs Lottie Heston Cartage Mo and get a portrait of her husband Watson Heston Every Freethinker should havo one i GETS OUT MR SUTHERLAND WILL BE AL LOWED TO GIVE BOND Prosecution AcquIescesRather than Offer Evidence to Contrary After occupying the greater part of yesterday in the argument In the Floyd Circuit Court at New Albany on the habeas corpus proceedings instituted by the attorneys for the Rev Ulysses G Sutherlin charged with the murder of his wife the prosecution consented to his being released on reasonable bond Judge Utz took the matter of the amount of bond under advisement and will announce It in court today The Rev Mr Sutherlln who was in court was remanded to the county jail where he will remain until this morning when he will give bond and be released from prison Nearly 150 witnesses were In attend ance and besides the court room was thronged with people interested in the case Many of the witnesses and spectators were women while several ministers of the Christian Church were present The above is the beginning of an ac count in the CourierJournal of June 14 If I try to be better myself and to get others to be better ninetynine people in Kentucky out of one hun dred will tell me that the way to be good is to be a Christian Yet here Is a Christian preacher in high standlg being tried for murder ing his wife by hanging her He ad nits that he choked her All of my neighbors combined could pot start a report that I had choked gny wife Ingersolls devotion to his wife was such that preachers have sed the great grief of his wife and children at his death to show the hoplessness of Infidelity In all the history of Infidel ndrsmnon- fidel chardhas been with any thing so terrible as murdering his wife and an Infidel of whom it was known that he choked his wife could ave no influence in Infidel propagan dlsm And yet Sutherlln Is a preacher In a denomination that calls Itself the Christian church and calls all the other churches sects and sectar fans If an Infidel lad the same evidence against him that Sutherlln has the preachers who are defending Suther lln would say the Infidel ought to be hung and that his crime was only the natural outcome of Infidelity Can Christianity with such a record reasonably expect to be considered much longer a guardian of the morals of the peopleSutherlins case is not exceptional among preachers From all over America the newspapers show that their crimes In proportion to number are more and greater than any other class of men Their Impurity with women is a continuous scandal There certainly must be some honest and intelligent preachers but if there are such how can they In the light of facts like these claim that a belief in the Christian religion makes people good Grant if you please that in this case Sutherlin Is not guilty of the murder of his wlfo what kind of a mor al Impress has he made on the pee ple with whom he has lived as a preacher that they think him capable of such a crime There is no reason to believe that Christianity of Infidelity makes men either good or bad If you want to find good men and women you need never enquire any thing about their religious opinions LEXINGTON SUICIDE- A few days since in Lexington a man walked Into a pawn brokers shop and said he wanted to buy a pistol One was shown him He put a car tridge In It and saying Here goes put it to the side of his head and blew his brains out it was opcause he had been dis charged from a good railroad position because of his drunkenness Nothing is said about his religious opinions Infidels and Christians have alike suicided in and near Lexington and Infidels and Christians have alike died from long drunkenness much worse than ordinary suicide An effort has been made by preach ers to show that only Infidels suicide In Lexington the most devout Chris tians have suicided and the most devout Christians have died from drunkenness Men who have been my devoted friends because I am an Infidel have died from drunkenness or are living In drunkenness a misery to themselves and their friends Some of the finest fortunes about Lexington have been made by distil lers who stand high In tho church and give their money liberally to its support Some good Infidel friends of mine are distillers Of tho nearly 300 saloon keepers in Lexington all are Christians so far as I know many of them being Catholics Neither Christians nor Infidels are trying to stop drunkenness The preachers are trying to stop it on Sun day as a means of forcing people Into the churches and thus getting the money that would otherwise be spent In saloons Tho people engaged In Prohibition are generally fanatics and of no Influence In the meantime drunkenness with all of its attendant crimes marches across the land mak ing more unhappiness for man and ani mals than war pestilence and famine is not going to try to stop drunkennes because the Bible en courages drunkenness and because the preachers want the money that Is paid them by liquor makers and sa loon keepers The only thing that can be done toward stopping it is for all good men and women regardless of their roll glous views to use their personal ef forts against this evil by abstaining from any use of liquor and trying to get others to do the same Among the most Influential of my neighbors Is a family of exceedingly religious people who arc excellent people in many respects but who encourage liquor drinking and horse racing two things that neither the pul pit or press of Lexington will dare to oppose because they get their mono ey from these- Christianity cannot be relied upon to lead In morals Its priests and preachers must live in luxury and Idleness and it takes money for this and liquor and race horses furnish the money AMENITIES BETWEEN THE BLUE AND THE GRAY I had written and sent to my printer an article suggesting to the Confederate and Federal soldiers that hereafter they should hold their reunions day In the Counerrournal there appeared the following two notes The Union Message to the Confederacy United Confederate Veterans in Session in Louisville Greetings and good will from the Department of In diana Grand Army of the Republic One country In fraternity under one flag a DANIEL R LUCAS Department Commauder The Confederacys Ansewer to the Union Daniel R Lucas Department Com mander A RThe U C V conven tion accepts in the greatest cordiality the kindly greetings you send and direct me by the most enthusiastic vote to express their appreciation We too feel that It Is one country with one flag which we and our sons are ready to defend with our lives- STEPHEN D LEE- CommanderlnChlef In the C Js account of the Con federate reunion appeared tho follow ingTelegrams of greetings from the Grand Army of the Republic were received by the convention and the mes sage was answered with kind words from the men In gray The telegram was sent by Gen Lee himself and ex pressed the sentiment that there is only one country and one flag and all are loyal to them both The exchange of greetings marked a distinct step in the closing of the breach that existed years ago between the sections An effect was made to Inject poll tics into tho meeting but It was promptly squelched by Gen Leo One of the delegates from Texas tried to have adopted a resolution expressing the sentiments of the convention on the way In which Gen Nelson A Miles had treated Mrs Jefferson Davis but he was not allowed even to present his resolution Gen Lee said Wo cannot enter Into any contro ltL A t Iidi THE ROME BOOK Mr Hughes is now at work setting up the book and will got it out as soon as he can He will have to put rout the Blade and attend to Job work consequently cannot let the publication Interfere with his general duties He thinks he will be able to complete it within the next six weeks I had intended putting it In paper binding as there Is not enough money to finish it In cloth A cloth binding costs 14 cents per copy and the pub lication of 1500 copies alone costs 210 Mr Hughes has agreed to pub lish the book for what he may be able to make out of it and consequently has assumed considerable risk Eight hundred copies havo been subscribed for a hundred of which have not been paid Those who have not paid will please send money to Mr Hughes at once There will not be a second edition Fennel11Irto be taken up and depends upon the demand for the book to enable him to put a binding on it and make a little besides which he will greatly need as the summer months are the dullest season All those who have not paid and who wish to subscribe will please write direct to Mr Hughes I feel that the demand for the book R will be large and possibly greater than rthero will bo books to supply it so do mistake will be made by those wanting It to give their orders Imme diate In speaking of tho merits of the book I wish to be modest Most of you know about what to expect as you have been long familiar with my doIam nor you have found In Mr Moore and while my book will lack some of his spice will make up along other lines lit The letters I have already pUblish- ed refined down somewhat and con siderably added there to will be cluded In the work But the greatest Interest will be found In my Italian bservatlons that sacred country be ing a fertile field to draw from To be sure of getting a book order at Honce J B WILSON 11 II +haveno I t IJversies and we must politics Lfeltdignity of which Gen Mlles was when he put Mr DavIs In Irons guilty J l I confess to having chuckled Gen Miles got that famous slap bULf S Gen Lee did right when he to let the matter be discussed before the convention Judge Jewell of Lexi ington became famous by saying PolPf 7 b tics is Hell You dont want it In anything where people are trying to be good and happy With such assurances of friendship for each other the Blue and the Gray would only be playing tend like Is fJ mad to longer hold their reunionsI III ISand1couldgo to such a reunion myself and I would not go to either of the others Birmingham Ala May 21An all day singing at States church near Cardova In Walter county was the scene of a shooting affray this morn ing with Oscar and O Brossflold on one sldo and Thomas Collier and Charles Milligan on the other Tho cause of the difficulty was trival but of long standing Milligan and Collier are reported to be fatally wounded while the Brassflelds aro seriously wounded also Sheriff Moore will In ivestlgate the affair tomorrow Many women in tho church became panic stricken All tho participants in the affair stand high in tho community i ftfi 1t 1 1T THREE Sermons That I Endorse I sometimes glance over the sere mons in the CourierJournal Among them all I have lately seen three that were all that I thought were wort reading and the accounts of the proceedings In the church of Rev Dr E L Powell Campbelllte all very de moralizing and make Infidels fasts than our professional Infidel paper are doing The professional Infidel papers an barely able to subsist and are havIng but little Influence They are flute with the old humdrum answers to the silly arguments of the preachers and never have any articles advocating good morals or against the man forms of vice and occasionally the have articles that smack of Immoral- Ity But the great literary magazInes have taken up the publication of del articles and many newspapers are doing so and the popular books or the day have veins of Infidelity In them and college presidents and professors and preachers priests and rabbis are not merely arguing agaInst the Bible but in some Instances are atheisticSo there seems no reason to suppose that Infidelity whl not con tlnue Its march at least among the intelligent and reading classes The vanity and display and expendl ture of money and fine dress and lux urlous living and scandals between men and women of the church In which preachers are so often Involved Is what is raising a moral senti ment against the church and Chris Vanity that Is reflected In these fine magazines especially The result Is that In the contest between athelsn as represented by the Just and mane Japanese and Christianity ai represented by the cruel and unreas onablo Russians Christians and fidels all alike in sympathy with the Japanese That war has made ai argument for Infidelity that the church can never answer except by s doing as the Japs have done substI tuting good deeds for creeds r Of the three Louisville sermons that I endorse two are against horse ttvYou never see any ttflrig like that in Infidel papers i I have had some good frlendi among race horse men andII have sold provender to race horse men and there may be some good that comet from the breeding of race horses Jr though my Judgment as a farmer h that the infusion of the blood of the thoroughbreds into our horses has de terlorated them for farming purposes There can be no reasonable doubt that horse racing is demoralizing Even If we grant that money making is the great business of life as la commonly understood there are many mm financially ruined by horse rac ing for each one that succeeds and among those who get rich at it certainly some are not admirable charac f terse Kentucky stands first In race horses t and first In crime Liquor drinking and horse races go together frequently and all the Lexington races bring thieves burglars pickpockets and bad women into our state The breeding of race horses adds nothing to the means of producing the comforts of life and It cultivates the disposition to make money without giving a valuable consideration Cfont other sermon that I endorse was against cruelty to animals In horse racing the horse is sometimes killed and the rider killed or wound edPresident Roosevelt has set a bad example especially to the young of the land In lately killing animals for amusement and the evil of It is ag gravated by his giving It a religious situation in going to church and tak a ing a part in the servces during the single line A merciful man is merciful to his beast Is all there Is 4i In the whole Christian Bible about kindness to animals The Old Testament is full of in structions to slaughter animals es pecially lambs and doves the most innocent to please God and the New Testament has in It not a single word c about kindness to animals Balaam the prophet of the Lord beat his ass because it was frightened at an an gel standing in the road when there Is not a preacher In Kentucky who would not be frightened out of his wits by seeing an angel any where The public schools In Washington City take and distribute among the pupils copies orlOur Dumn Ani mals edited by Geo T Angell AngellIamusement and the school authorities there refused to let the children have any of that issue That rebuke of the president was worth all the balance of the papers for a year If the president had taken with him some scientists to write up about the geology and animals and vegetation countryIhave done good for the world stead of evil In England an effor Is being made to stop pigeon shooting from traps In the Lexington papers pigeon shooting matches are advertised Let a man get so that he is amused and pleased by killing and crippling eons and he will soon be hardened to the sight of killed and wounded men At Monte Carlo the guns of the eon shooters go all day It Is the mos wicked place in the world except Lex If the preachers ever get to under that making money and fame and getting their pictures in the news papers and living lives of luxury art no part of true happiness and begIn to live to do good and live simply and modestly and preach morals and gill preaching about things they know nothing about the church could be a great power for good instead of the leader in extravagance and fashion and folly and sexual impurity that It now With the beginning of the civil war forty years ago nearly all the churches In this country were divided Into the Northern and Southern fac tlon that hated each other A great effort has been made to reunite the two Presbyterian factions but they announce now that It will take a year to complete the union Russia and Japan fought for a ear and a half and in a week or two the terms of their reconciliation can be agreed upon and yet the way that Christians love each other is offered as one of the proofs of the truth of ChristianityI moral difference between Infidelity and Christianity Infidels and Christians are alike filled wits the idea that getting money is the great part of life I have concluded to side with the man who Is trying to do good and It makes no difference to me whether he is Christian or Infidel What man does is what determines his value not what he believes PROM SOME LEXINGTON PARTY TO ME UNKNOWN City of Lexington June 15 C C Moore Dog Fenel suburb Just read your comments on the Winchester Sun Sentinels reproduction of your Hate cannot hale anything but oat habits Save the man but kill the haoltsin his article you speak more tnl tbanlIny that I Lave ever before rwi from your hand You fro growug old forgive lh shortcomings of others I no hoi blame you for fcometlmes a0nl vcuom 10 run You have Sltreq much but call vo rself lucky fo Inv irt Jf ea surrounded by mj fri Many men hci1J pined their live away tot the wart of the right ku t of friends Thomas Paino and Brunt for Instance cim younger than you are bill I am Illlng to go at any wliTi ca more liars can steal my time uwaj Your article on Japs and Russians is splendid Mrs Henry is excellent Yours truly and respectfully C A W P SBut brother please dont get burled In any place where the cows can graze on the grass Our corpses are bound to produce for the Bible expounders to live on in the coming try to find out who I am You have thousands more frIends like I am and they do not need to be known I appreciate that letter very highly and all the more because it comes from my own town I am glad thus to be able to show to those away from my own home that a perfect stranger to me so far as I know says have thousands of friends among those who know me best Your Iden sty is a matter of no importance no one will doubt the genuineness of the letter and of the sentiment You know probably the circumstances under which I edit this paper and you cannot see any mercenary motive that I could have If you think the little paper is cal culated to do good help it any way you can If only by a kind word when you have opportunityI atlonce y r NOT A HEATHEN NATION Walter J Ballard Sun In the New York reaflyas are the people of Russia particularly the Polish subjects of the Czar If Japan had not by Its bravery ability given the Russian Governmen such a setback and scare in the Far East is there any likelihood that rig Station of sufficient strength would have arisen in Russia to compel these promises of reform On missionary and other platform we have for years been told of the heathen Japanese and even nowI some complain that the Christian world Is allowing a heathen socall ed nation of comparatively smal size to read the riot act to a Chris tlan socalled nation three times as large In population and many times as large in area and resources The da has come to drop all talk about Japan being a heathen nation Japans treatment of the Russian prisoners and the Russian wounded proves beyond ques lion that she Is no more a heathon na Lion than is the United States It Is not the nominal acceptance of Chris tianlty which decides the point Jut the way a nation acts toward Its quered foes and other nations in times of trial and excitement- A heathen is supposed to be cruel and revengeful Not a single fact has come to notice since the war began dicating cruelty or desire for revenge on the part of Japan Two thousand years ago It was wise ly said By their fruits ye shall know them Judging from that point ol view and ignoring Japans many suc ceases in the war we are Justified claiming for her an equal place in mane action wIth the leading Christian nations of the world That is an unfair way to reason about Christianity Certainly the Japs are not believers jln Christianity but are a nation of atheists and in all of their war wits Russia we have never heard of the Japs relying on God or religion to as sist them while the Russians all the time have trusted In the Chris tian religion- If atheists with these facts before us should claim that a man is ai atheist simply because he does good the Christians would say such a clalic WOUldbfabsurd claim nf fir thia case that men art Christians simply because they l good To say that being good constitutes a Christian and being wicked constl tutes a heathen is simply attaching to the words meanings which the dic tionaries do not warrant All ancient history Is filled with beautiful characters who were heath en that never heard of the Bible or Christianity while the current history of Christianity is largely a recital of crimes like those of the Christian Russians EV DR DIXON AND DR BELL ON THE THEATER The following letter apparently declined by the editor to whom addressed has been sent to the Blade Editor of News- see as published In your paper that the Rev Dr Dixon has been bold enough to assert that there is not a moral theater on the entire globe He might have gone further and have said that there is not strictly speaking a moral man on the entire says that one of the worst phases of the profession is that a stain on a womans reputation is a powerful aid to the box office He also says A star whose reputa tion is shady fills the house Can it not be said with equal truth that somo of our noted revivalists have had strains on their reputations and that some of our noted clergymen with shady characters have filled housesI it almost a maxim of the church that a notorious sinner a shining saint makesI If a clergyman with that reputation fill a theater without im pugning the whole profession and branding the theater as an Immoral institution The fact is that Man to man so oft unjust Is almost always so to woman A A BELL Madison Georgia Two of the most honored char acters in the New Testament are Rahab and Mary Magdalene both harlots Sara Bernhardt has a shady reputation but If Rev DixOn can prove his general statement true of Mary Anderson and Julia Marlowe be can make a big sensation and make money by putting It In a book Nat Goodwin is a gambler but he f never murdered his wife by hanging her as Rev Dr Ulysses Grant Suth erlin Is charged with having done Joe Jefferson has lately died honor ed and loved by as many people any man In America Ned Forest gay his fine fortune to build a charity hot pltal Emma Abbott lost her life bj going In a deep snow across a prairie to sing for a very poor man who was dying Shakespeare wrote more dom and fine morals than any man who ever lived The theater was start ed by the church Oberamergan and Ben Hur both religious plays are among the most conspicuous on the stage There Is In the theater much scandal between husbands and wives about sexual Impurity The newspapers report more of this anionc preachers than among any other class of men In proportion to number The theater and actors are like books and authors pulpits and preachers newspapers and editors they run the gamut from very good to very bad and you must use llor judgment in patronizing themIPRETTY PLAIN IN THE PICTUREI Government Orders o Hundreds of Photographs of Pres idents Hunting Party As Objectionable Denver Colo June 14 The Gov ernment has order that hundreds ol pictures of President Roosevelts par ty taken while It was returning from the hunting trip in the hills of rado be destroyed The negative from which the pictures were made was taken by E Kreger of Glenwood Springs and the reason for the order Is that the faces of a pretty young girl appears in the background The young woman is Miss Gertrude Dunn of Glenwood Springs the correspon dent of a Denver paper In the objec tionable photograph Miss Dunns head appears over the shoulder of Hunter Wells and to the left of the President The objectionable which President Roosevelt raised against the picture and which resulted in the order this morning was the garb which the West ern woman wore The skirt of whichI lacked many inches of ground and where the skirt should be were a pair of pretty ankles A cock ed hat a bandana handkerchief around her neck and her sleeves roll ed up washerwomen style was the way she appear That story is somewnatcomprorms ingPresident Roosevelt doubtless saw the real woman and her pretty ankles and recognized the woman and yet fie Is not willing that a picture should show some facts about his bear hunt ing trip A man who will take a part in church services as the president did on that trip ought not to associate with a pretty woman In a garb that it is not proper to show to the world In a picture QUEEN CERTIFICATE I have received a certificate elegant ly gotten up In the style of United States bonds and necessarily at no small expense It reads as follows Chloroform Certificate Osslurs Chloroforming Institute of Baltimore number New York erltlfyLion Charles C Moore of Lexington Kentucky has been pronounced by the unanimous vote of the examin ing physicians of the Osslurs ChlorQ forming Institute of Baltimore Maryland to have passed beyond the crea tive class his usefulness and a ject for Chloroform Treatment O U SENILE M D Pres A HASBEEN M D Secretary On this is a nice fac simile of the seal of Maryland and in the scrall work the words Baltimore Maryland In small letters is Copyrighted by J Powers Now York Dr Oslers general idea that cer aid man ought to be chloroform for the public good is not without plausi bility but there seems to be no reason why it should be made dependent solely upon the matter of age or if age to be a consideration there seems to be no reason why 45 years should be the limit as the Doctor suggests as many men are bad citizens at half that ago and some have been most valuable To at twice that age cholorform me now at nearly 70 would be ex post facto law THREE OF A KIND The TimesRepublican Iowa of tune 2 contains accounts of preachers Rev Marsh of threeI has suddenly left and gone rife to their old home In Holyoake lass It Is result of the fact that Rev 4 If BEAUTY SPOTS MINNESOTA LAKE PARK REGION LAKE MACDONALD MONTANA I LAKE CHELAIT WASHINGTON BEAUTIFUL PUGET SOUND AVAIL rpuRSEur or STOPOVER vsmutoa YOUR WAY TO THE 0 Lewis ExpositionVIA Great Northern RailwayITHE COMFORTABLE WAY taa reta1W Woraadoa Awr Aar Lr atIGreat northern Ra11l JtOOELATtslBL WHlTHKx Parr Traffic M MIHX Marsh the pastor of the church that place drove out of town and atI by appointment a young woman whom he took a buggy ride Rev J A Johnson Methodist pas tor at Oilman borrowed money andI ran off His last sermon was on De ceptlon and he warned the people against It A few days before ho let he seemed to be Intoxicated H is said to be another Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde- At Grinnell Rev A C Boyd Metho- dIst married a widow with two daugh terseOne of them Vergle C Brown aged 18 was a great beauty The preacher made such advances to hoi that she ran off from homo and was going to college The preacher forged a warrant for her arrest and with a pistol buckled ground him went to arrest her and found her on the street He caught her and was trying to take her away by force when he was arrested by an officer AN OHIO PHYSICIAN ON THE HATE EDITORIAL Athens 0 June i905 Charles C Moore SIrIn a May Issue of the Grass Blade under caption oft Hat ing our Enemies I wish to say your advice Is grand and will apply to Uie majority of people but you educate a hog and you know it Is simply a hot when you are through with him He Is educated bu he ret ln his con genfal dlslfosin physical uikmen talUnder the latter we have his likes and dislikes and this Is the point up on which I want to lay stress You may educate his physical tendencies to perform acts Ina mechanl cal way but his likes and dislikes for ever remain The mental faculty acts to a degree In conjunction with the physical and never can be changed and will manifest Itself irrespective of train ingThe human animal has some of the same characteristics Each ones mental caliber is capable of Just so much and no more an Innate predis position to cater to certain inclina nervous temperament greatly In predominance from and Imperfect breeding often gives a hypersensatlve hypochondrlcal subject with unstable principles and Ideas that Innate congenital predisposition to betray do evil for good tattle misrepresent and breed discontent and contention fickle minded Irresponsible vacillating traitorous disposition Why Because of the same fact that a mule is likewise simply the evolution of a creature whoso environment was conducive to this very creature and therefore a creature of circumstances which has adapted Its mental and physical innnato makeup to the condition of things Call It a physical logical stigma if you like but I call it an unfortunate condition of things for the offspring and all those with whom it comes in It treat It kindly befriend it in every conceivable form and what will the result be The evolution of thoughts and acts in accordance with the innate or congenital makeup that structural mental susceptibility thoughtsI to to the remedy Treat them the same as the mule To expect more of them is inviting danger un less a mistake in which good comes out of evi- lEnvironmentIt matters not the kind after his advent Into the state of existence simply leaves in the final hog and mule the hybrid Thus It Is with people That peculiar genital disposition constantly mini fests itself In other words size up your sub a ject realize its Inherent makeup and treat It accordingly Time may change such subjects but I doubt it H S LARCH M D Probably nobody any more dogma tlcally than I have has written that man Is purely the creature of heredity and envIronment- He is largely so but I think I may have exaggerated It and that you are probably doing the same If we have not and men and women are simply bound to be absolutely and there Is nothing absolutely what their heredity and environment have made them then It is useless to try t to exercise on anybody unless we consider ourselves as a part of their environment which Is by no means unreasonableI for some time about modifying to some extent my views on this so as to make them 0 as r01l0wsiWhile there Is in man in common with the other animals and oven with the vegetables a disposition to follow heredity and environment there Is at the same time an unceas ing disposition to change and individ uality that accounts for the fact of genera and species and explains how it Is that horses cattle dogs and cats have through the Influence of man as an environment almost completely rltheyala has wrougntE1se ifruits and flowers that seem scarcely less than miraculous It Is upon this disposition to species and Individuality that Is Just as t positive and recognized as the Influ ence of heredity and environment that we must base all effort to influ ence men That men and women do follow general rule of being like their anrcestry is recognized but we are conL tinually expressing surprise that car ftaro men and women have changed so radically mentally morally physically from their parents times for the better and some andIfor the worse and that children Isamelatter disposition we can r when they are not what we them to be wantiWhile It is true that man mensely the result of his Rwe must not forget that we constitute a large part of his environment IIEXCURSIONS fJunolimited to July 10th Rate 2180 Tickets may be extended to August 31stiBaltimore Md Christian Endeavor Convention Tickets on sale July 2nd 3rd and 4th with limit of July 16th Rate 1000 Tickets may be extendedtto August 31sttOld Point Comfort Va Summer ex cursion Tickets on sale July 14th r limit 15 days Rate 1200 Atlantic City N J Summer Excursion Tickets on sale August 3rd lint ited to August 14th Rate 1400 frOld Point Comfort Va Summer Ex t cursion August 12th limited 15 days Rate 1200 For full Information regarding above special rates call on or address G W Barney Div Pass Agent Lexington Ky As you will see In another column we have gone to work on Dr Wilsons Rome Congress book Please send InIyour order at once as there will bo one edition J f EDITOR WALTER HURT Of The Culturlst Writes Me a Kind and Encouraging Letter Cincinnati Ohio Juno 15 1905 Dear Brother Moore Allow me to congratulate you on your editorial Hating Our Enemies as well as on your comments In con nection with Its reproduction I didnt think it was In you Heretofore I have regarded you not as a philosopher and a real Freethinker Slnlcereother than a philosopher could have written these things I mention- I shall reprint in full in The Cul turist your article Hating Our Ene mice and shall also reprint a part of the other matter mentioned YouI will better appreciate my opinion of these articles when I tell you The Culturlst will have scarcely any space for reprint Incidentally and by way of explana tlon The Culturist would havo made Its appearance long before this cept for my serious and protracted illness Among other things I am suffering from a severe attack of neu resthania which In itself Is a sum cent disability but one of the reme dies aliberal and long contfnw course of bromidesmakes mental work an Impossibility I am now awaiting permission from my phys clan to begin on the first number of The Culturlst Returning to your articles would like to see them reprinted In every Free thought Journal in the land I hope you will continue to write In that vein It will make friends for you and for the Blade friends of the kind that are worth whileand It will help much the cause of human vancement Already I have heard many good words called forth by these articles You are In a way to manIr suIting from a need for just such writing The world is growing bet ter and human hearts are growing kinder This is the natural uplift of evolutionary impulsion If friends have fallen away from you because of your harsh anti unreasonable utter ances in the past rest assured that such softened expressions as these articles contain will cause them to re turn make them proud torany cB4ll9u once more on a platform Ign You may wonder at my present titude for you remember me when my pen was filled with poison But l since the old titling Gun days my Ideas have changed and with them my methods This change was wrought much in the manner that I evolved from Christianity to Rational- Ism You can never convince a man by abusing him Kindness should be our only creed We should not become impatient and call hard names for every misguided man is necessarily honest in his mistakes I Ignorance is not a crimeIt is merely a misfortune So many faiths so many creeds So many paths that wine and wind While Just the art of being kind Is all this sad world needs I want to encourage you In this do everyIable of appreciating this sort of to write you a letter of com IImendatlon and encouragement and that none shall write you an unkind 1line that may tend again to embltten discourage you I hope to see the IIIandde become in the weekly field The Culturlst will be in the field I would not have you loss radical in your views but would have you more temperate in their expression Your comment on the reprint sur prised me even more than did the original article I had never hoped to find you making allowance for the Inherited prejudices of others or for tho lnfluences of environment and ucation when those things were op Itposed to your own opinions Truly a wonder has been worked- A remarkable coincidence In this connection is the fact that Just pre vious to my present illness I wrote for publication In The Culturlst a series of articles on The Philosophy of the Passions Emotions and Sen timent and in the division devoted to Hate the Ideas I put forth are almost identical with your own Al so in an article written about the same time on The Ethics of Selfish ness I expressed thoughts very sim ilar to yours In your comment on the reprint I hope we may continue thus to think In harmony We have long been so far apart on many things- I agree with Collins that there has been Too Much Wilkinson You accord him an amount of space en tirely disproportionate to his impor as y L Irr tauce Howe c ou are the editor of the Dlad It to suit yourself I nev t to tell another fIllman how t own paper WALTER HURT I have hadibWfow letters that gave me more pteaaure Edit the turist on that line and I will gladlyafiall I can to help you We do not eed more publica tions on rellgiin infidelity or politics The demand 19 more than supplied and and circulation that you probably only getafter a long wouldI Such ap Pfyou suggest would I make you a h a Pie rmin I believe at least bo iYfalned wouldI It Is so to brilliant and w tty and logical and rhetorical Wrttl g as it Is to have plahicommonscnse advocacy of what la right and good and opposition to what Is vicious If your Intellectual convictions make you anj Infidel that is all right such see sto be becoming more and more common among educated people and advanced press and pulpit will keep It going but there Is nothing in mere Infidel propagandist any core than In religion that is calcul ated to make us better and happier Bewanrpf any shade of politics In our paper It le an entangling al liance that only makes you a parti san Do all that you can to allay the hafeb een the rich and the poor whjchjbifqrinented by their leaders o hiakjDxir oney and which is now the greatestmenace to our country but o sp on any political has Js1 b specious It may be TJipIriclL and the poor are depen dEft O1i4each other and each can to help the other Teyare mutually dependent ificai ni financially Each a pro to Influence the partyI br livlolence conciliation than IMieithis simply as a specl m ens igrwork for morality and bec Just now the leading s 1 little while some other suet become the prominent one I be the prospect for peace tweea rich and the poor is get tlng I been a kind of Dr Jekel d bPI I have no regrets at a f Ing I may have said or done Sat 1lfelI suppose I was as neerllliiBclentlous as men gen ral YJbh Isjoot very much so yut 1uUl e pIrttTrtireiiTGtr have been kind enought to comment In me which I suppose will contrame the short balance of my am getting old and I work at manual labor nearly everyday generally Including Sunday and I cannot now stand the wear and tear of mental labor and strife in ad dition to my physical labor I have my times of disappointment and dls pondency but taking life all around am happier now than have ever been and It Is only because I am trying to be a better man and start Ing right in my own family that am so Even If do not often succeed in my effort to improve myself it helps me oven to know that am trying to do so The man who has a wife and children as I think all men under ordinary circumstances should have is a failure if he does not at least try to make them happy and would be if ho had all the honor of Togo and Roosevelt and all the money of Rockefeller I believe that any man or woman can bo happy if they simply do tho best they know how I believe people in the penitentiar ies can be Just as happy as any body if they live stflctly up to their convic tions of what Is right Of course naturally and properly the whole p rpose of life is to be happy Of curse there is nothing elso worth living for and It is on this account that all men want money But many things are showing that rich men necessarily happy while we have many instances of hap py poor men and I believe the time has come when people are beginning to see that happiness is not at all dependent upoi which is commonly called success Try Dr Tlld fn the Stuffed Club man Denver tColorado for your ill ness Use no Iquor or tobacco eat moderately dont get angry and try to do all the gbod you can and the chances are yoi will get well but if you die It is alt right any how No living man knows the peace of any dead man We should all try to live and to live in gc od health and to die courage the sulildo that Is now so common but afoart from the mere physical sufferin j and the fact that he wants to live to do good no man should in the lea st dread death If you will write in your paper such pieces as yc u Indicate I will re print them In the Blade I would very much rather havd others write than to do it myself If they will write what I want I ha ve a demand for s t3 l J t 1 of my time on the farm- I hope that many others will write to me as you suggest and I specially hope that those at Cincinnati who have been my friends will not desert meTry some manual labor especially on a farm for your health I never know an ache or a pain am hungry for every meal anti sleep all night Wo cannot convince men by abus- Ing them A boy can lead a horseI to water but a thousand men cant make him drink If he dont want to reaIsonlngIf I did Walter Collins Injustice I ask to bo forgiven- I would not if I could make preacher Wilkinson an Infldel Ho would probably be no better or happier and not help me as much as an Infidel as he could as a preacher But I hope to help to make him a better man and with higher Ideas of Ute I believe that my criticism of his paper has already helped It With all the great questions of morals that are now before the world he must sooner or later If he lives appreciate the folly of waging war against so small a thing as playing the organ In church even though he were certainly right about it as he probably is If he wants to perpetuate the precedents of his sect though pretty music will bring more people to church than the preacher will Let Mr Wilkinson rather adocateI a Peace Congress to stop wars tween nations by arbitration To post him I will furnish him the New York World three times a week for cents It seems to me that the Prince of Peace would take more Interest in that than in the organ question- I would sooner have expected preacher Wilkinson to become my friend than that you would Men are simply what environment and education have made them Haeckel and Wilkinson and you andI I are Just what our surroundings heredity have made us and none of us are to be blamed or commended for what we are because we could not have been anything Dont make your elseIuse simple words and try to mak yourself happy making others happy and I byI Ute Culturlst will be a success REV HUGH PENTECOST fAdvises the Poor to Steal and Rot In the Truth Seeker of May 13th is printed with the endorsement of that paper a large part of a lecture by the Rev Hugh O Pentecost he with the Biblical name being one perIn the regular contributors to that ofI Pentecosts lecture appears words The poor people ought to all become thieves Walk into Ute store the butcher shop take whatever you want The editor or a representative of this paper was evidently there and the word Laughter in brackets is put in after the suggestion that the poor should all become thieves as If the audience which is sanctioned by this paper regarded it as a fine piece of humor If any religious paper of any stand Ing should advise anybody to become thieves and robbers there is not an Infidel paper that would not cite it as an instance of Christian depravity and yet inconsistent as that fact Is this little paper is the only Infidel publication that will dare protest against such immorality as this being taught in the name of Infidelity No moralist is going to countenance any coalition between a Christian preacher and an Infidel editor to teach anybody that stealing and robbery are right In Justice to Ute paper and the preacher I give tho context It Is as follows But here Is something simple which makes violence and education unnecessary It Is this The poor people ought to all become thieves tighter Really the master class has stolen everything from them their land their living their life They have violated every portion of the social contract and nobody else lis obliged to keep that contract These ten million people who are starving today would say Stealing is not wrong stealing is right and I am going out to take what I can lay my hands on Instead of starving to death they would become the ear iors of the world Ten million of them O If we could only got them to do It They would be put In Jail of course I dont mean that you are to fight when they come to arrest you Walk Into the store the butcher shop tale whatever you want be arrested and go to jailten million of you would certainly steal before I would lot my wife and children starve r itii1tJit s or ly suffer for the want of foot llf fj cnot get It by begging or by Iii rt In some other honest way IE te are no ten million nor ten t people in America who are r liv g00and honest lives who Jwojulfl j driven to the necessity of keep from starving the groes of the South are the wespeople In all the world and rr ney Mild have a greater right to teal fit any people in the world be ause slaves they have made the reaterpart of the wealth of this ountr4 and though I have known cases f theft among the negroes th nersslties of life when I could et muh blame them with their lack UCilon I have never yet seen an frnnc In which I thought any per a wn warranted In stealing or rob 1fei days since In Missouri a 9 e Hat has lately to the surprise Jio world gone Republican the was organized for freeing pj tb negro a negro named Tom With er who had Just been released stopped on thepenitentiaryr i Up to Ic highway Judge Hess and hlsi vi ant child and mane them at the He of a gun go with him to a on gain where he held the wife and hl prisoners until Judge Hess went o intl the negro 300 according to fro Iso 7 ere was no further outrage com ill dcourse only one of low intellect cot d have made such an arrange me it went for the money profess ed and returned with a number of me and hung the negro there the negr o rightly claiming to a Judge that his crime was not one for which he c uld be lawfully hung but saying that It was one worthy of Imprison mor t T he negro was probably very poor and probably wanted to sent back to the penitentiary where possibly he had been kindly treated by a humane ward en like I was According to this Christian preacher anBd Infidel editor that negro poor miserable Tom Witherspoon did exact y right He was almost certain for the purpose of Ing b robs Ing just s t back to prison anti committed ne other crime when he might ha ve t one so between Infldellty In n n argument to the truth of and lrtlanity as Christianity has the tw o lons nothlni akjt1nfidelltyM3i everything bull i ould4ust as soc i be robbed by n Chrl1 jJ9 granIdfidela S no ads cate of Infidelity If It means to teach that theft and robbery ar right Neither that preacher nor that edit or nor that Judge would call himself an Infidel They would probably claim to be either a Freethinker or a Liberal or a Rationalistnames Christians and Infidels can alik claim but when you find a man who openly avows himself an Infidel you are not apt to find him a fellow work er with a preacher and you will not find him advocating anarchy and free love and theft and robbery This effort to Inflame the minds o the poor against the rich that has gotten all into what were once good dels has given Infidelity a backseat t It will not get over for years hardly possible that It can do It In my life Infidel propagandists ought to teach the rich that they should be kind and generous and good to the poor and they should teach the poor that they should I richIto the For many years the preachers have been claiming that no Infidels had over established any charitable Instl tutlons Andrew Carnegie is an Infidel He made his millions of dollars by a die cover and manufacture by which steel could be made even cheaperI than iron and so that a which used to wear out every few years became practically indestruct- ann what Carnegie had done was fully worthy all the millions he ever got for in his manufacture Carnegie en played thousands of laborers t whom he paid millions of dollars on tho terms that they contracted to work for Just as all other employers employ and have the honest fair legal right to employ laborers Carnegie under the proper laws of this land had a right to use his own money thus fairly made for his own selfIndulgence as rich men generally do But Carnegie was not self indu t gent and was not half as aristocrati- Ias am and does not believe In arls tocricy half as much as I do He said ho did not want to be rich and did not want any of his nieces to mary any dukes and European titles as rich American snobbery always wants to do and was perfectly willing for his niece to marry a poor riding maste- I probably would not have beetling for one of my nieces to marry Carnegie gave away 140000000 all to noble purposes nover giving a dol 4 li IF l r1RRRi IrirrrIiiIMU ri r to PFfjICE LIST E t MENS NEW MODEL 16 SI- ZEWATCHES E r HAMPDRN Ne14 H jwl us lJU jewels J2 Wet Klaley 11 jewel MS sass IT Jewels SIS General 8tark Ur r jewels 111 11 Jewela 11 Jewels 650 1 WALTHAM miTeraUa MaxIma 21 Jewels tl50 Vanguard 5 21 Jewela i31 IUvnU 17 Jer li Ul 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possible to be happy and if so we can be so I suppose many people would say that the way to be happy to bo good but Is it certain that being good will make us happy and how must we be good and is thereI any such thing as being good except lo do good- I want to get the experiences of all kinds of people and by showing them in this way to each other see if we cannot do something to help us all I suppose for instance that there are many people who do not have good health who think they would be happy if they were strong and wet and yet I have scarcely known perfect health and strength of body at least and it seems to me that health does not make one happy and yet of course I prize my health and would advise all to try to have health No man is competent to Judge of his own mental sanity and hardly see how we are to determine who Is mentally sane I suppose nobody Is perfectly sane Just as no one Is pen feet in any other matter The ordinary Jury that la selects to determine the question of sanlt in the case of many a man is not a all able to understand the matter that are in the mind of the man owtbrought before Juries some of whom know much more than I do abort ma o oat matte y n ucW5enbuBh about the upon which I was arralnged to be a all competent to determine what was Jt right in my case The greater part of my life is happy t and many times everything seems f beautiful and cheerful and then again for no adequate reason that l I can see I am quite unhappy and this seems to be the case with all and the question with me is is this I unhappiness avoidable or is it a necessary part of lifeIMy wife has Just received a letter from a lady friend in California that I IIsa case in hand That woman has every condition that is necessary one would imagine to make her happy and yet she Is nearly always an unhappy woman and with a splendid fortune two beautiful homes one by the seaside a splendid and devoted husband and family of sons and daughters all ex ceedingly attractive and all In good health and popular and hospitable and generous and all handsome and the woman a great beauty and not a stain of any kind upon the reputa tion of the family and all finely edu cated and yet that woman who seems all the time to be trying to make others happy says she has gone toI raising chickens to divert her mind I believe there are thousands of people who have all the luxuries of life around them that are intensely miserable because they have nothing to do and that they are really not as happy as those who say they are mlsI erable because they have to work soI hardII do not blleve the woman in Cali fornla will get happiness in raising chickens because she will see that nothing depends upon it that she is not at all supporting herself or others by it and that really her chicken raising will be an expensive Indul gence costing more money than she tbwill ever get back by It r It is said that the author of Slm pIe Life written to show people that happiness requires thatt we shall live plainly has gone off to Europe in a luxurious steamer to enjoy the money he got for this book In all the thousands of newspapers I have seen I have yet to see one that simply dlscuEses the question of living happy in the present life We find thousands of newspapers that tell us we will be very happy in heaven hereafter if we support with our money the religious opinions of those papers and the country is luged with politicians that teach us that getting money is the great busl ness of life and that the way to get money is to patronize those papers and propogate their views but with the single exception of this little sheet there is not now so far as I know a newspaper In all the world that discusses the subject of happl ness in this world and in this life Just as we discuss health and finance and politics and religion and this remarkable fact all comes from the further fact that the question of happiness has been so monopolized by the clergy and so relegated to a ture life and with such an appearance of insincerity and purpose of money getting that people are indisposed to discuss the question of happiness lest they be suspected of harboring some of these religious schemes And so while happiness here In this life Is really and naturally the great objective point of all rational people and the thing to which all other things are merely subservient the discussion of happiness and the best ways of obtaining it are rarely feeling of unrest among the people Is greater than It ever was before I feel it and everybody feels it and such things as the Chicago strikes and the absurd extravagant of the rich the corruption among the officials and suicides all Indicating thisThis has been wonderful advancement In all the purely materialistic departments of life and the fact that happiness is not increasing with these shows that they do not make hap piness and sow as never before people are beginning to understand that which is commonly called prosperity does not give contentment Let us try to Inform each other on this greatest of all subjects and see if we cannot do some thing to prove our condition There can be no reasonable doubt that our being personally good In trying to help others helps us to be happy and if in this effort we ac compllsh nothing more than to In prove ourselves individually we will have done much The greatest error with us all Is that we have thought we could do nothing for human happiness except through some great public plan when the fact Is that the place to do good 1Is right In our own families antI among those right around us The man who is not good to his own wife and children his employes nndlrvE nntR and nntghbottto lone who employes him is not likely to do good in any great public man nor 5OME FUNNY BIBLE STORIES I have been sent marked For Re Truth Seeker Publishing Cpmpanp 62 Vesey Street New York a pamphlet the title page of pity says Some Funny Bible torles by W A Croffutt Pictured by The Ryan WalkerIpoint or wit and the writing as all a revamp of old Jokes about the Bible nd Bible characters that even If they ever were good have been worn threadbare What good can such a nook do Certainly no intelligent Infidel would offer it to an intelligent Chris Ian to convert the Christian to In fidelity The time has come when the fidels will have to rely upon something more dignified than such lIcations to engage the attention of the better class of Christians If that same amount of ink and paper has been used to advocate in the simplest way that almost any body coulll write good morals any kind kind of a plan to elevate the peopleI with no politics or religion In ItI wherever a copy of it might have len It would have started Its lltilo circle of refining Influence and ItI would have been an Influence for In fidelity when it was known that ItsI author and its publishers were Innt dels It starts out by ridiculing the story of Adam and Eve and the apple Among intelligent people now prac tlcally nobody believes those stories are literally true No sane man believes a snake talked to a woman and induced her to eat an apple and that from this came all the sorrow of our lives and for any body to be ridiculing those stories now is to attach a dignity and portance to them that they would not otherwise have and it affords an ex cuse for the lower grades of Chris tlan intellects to keep up the defence of such stories when otherwise they would die from neglect With all the great moral issues that are before the world any Intll- del propagandlsm will go down that can content itself with ridiculing such stories as that of Elijah and the bears The whole system of professional jj tZ Infidel propagandism now In tmh of collapse and Its publlcatlorjat barely able to subsist on chant there is no wonder about it Filling Infidel publications t guments that the Bible is not e scarcely any better than filling hr tian publications with argumen th the Bible Is true If Infidelity succeeds it mus lo by showing itself the friend gooi morals and the enemy of vice Mei will be Judged by their deed not by their creeds INTO CHURCH CAFE TUDO LOWS MAN HE SWORE tO SLAY Shoots Him at Pulpit Service go On When He Forces Door Ff Before Officers GunPanIc trl en Women and Children e der the Seats- BROTHER WOUNDS BROlHI Lancaster Ky June 9A1lite shooting occurred at Gumms last night which will very llice suit In the death of two men to fe and Olde Tudor desperate ii2 men of Madison county were 1petd ing a protracted meeting whfett ey met Jim Murphy a promlren11 ar mer of this county with wh3mntee had had a previous difficulty he Tudor brothers told Murphy thetad come there for the purpose ofTfng him In the scuffle that followe1 ilafi Tudor In firing at Murphy ahoy Is brother Olde In the left lungIf Murphy took refuge In the cY during the service and the doorn n d windows were closed but Cafe fi dor forced the door followed hlr to the front bench and shot him dnPandemonium reigned supreme dren and women screaming and Ing under seats- Magistrate Stapp who livedeai b y had been summoned but Tffio declared himself ready for the opce and fired at his approach Stapp was forced to shoot in selfdefense ring at Tudor once with a shotgun T udo MaglttrateStapp house two of whom are regarded in a dangerous condition Instances of killing at churches are riot uncommon In Kentucky The show that a belief in religtoii does not deter men from crime People can only be made g od by lhotdng ad soFeria to be Promises of reward in heaven and hreat of punishment in hell are ar away and so Indefinite and so obscure and uncertainly that they do not Influence men The churches can become a power for good If they will cease the ox itement of protracted meetings and evivals and devote themselves en rely to unculcating good morals dlsUnIand that Is the only way they can beat Infidelity TO DELINQUENTS Some of you have been taking the Blade from your local post offices for one two and three years and have not paid us after repeated appeals and notices You all know our circumstances A large part of our Indebtedness Is due to our expenditures in ipplying you with papers from one- to three years There Is now over 200000 out on our books for subscription Only about onefourth this was profit The other 1500 was actual cash right out of our pockets It costs money for paper and postage and rent and printing and electricity and help and for a hundred other details in the newspaper business we had the amount due us from delln lents we would be able to pay our bills promptly We are In a fix now that we must have We have been accommodatingsan- indulgent toward delinquents They have not Bated us with the same consldera tlon and we cannot see that we should further regard their accounts except as cold business propositions You owe us the money and you all know the law touching upon accept- Ing a newspaper from the post office Is collectable and certain collecting agencies make a speciality in collect- Ing newspaper accounts and they have a way peculiarly their own gettlng it We have now placed over 2 000 the hands of a collecting agency New York who will make sight drafts on all who owe and unless they are- paid will be turned over to a local attorney or Justice of the Peace for collection There are some in arrears from misfortune and others Just from neg IIlectcases of determining this matter we have to consider these along Jr u with those who have no intention to pay We have been criticised for not running this paper on business prln clples We think that after doing all that we can trying to collect these past due accounts that we are doing the right thing In turning over to a collecting agency for collection Well now we mean business You can either pay up or settle with the Collecting agency ANARCHY Recently while VicePresident Fairbanks was speaking a man who had gotten close to him was seen to put his hand on his pistol He was caught by secret police and found to have on his person anarchist literature and there was every Indication that he was going to kill the VlcePrAsl objected to Fairbanks he maid because Fairbanks was opposed to labor unions If a man may kill a man because he is opposed to labor unions a man who is opposed to labor unions may kill a man who Is in favor of them and if this principle be car sled out the opposing parties will simply have to fight It out and the stronger will win There was a time when that was the only way known to the law to settle dlsputs between men but now we claim that one of the benefits of civilization is that such disputes can be settled without violence bi the law There are but few persons who will acknowledge that they long to the murderous variety of archists but of course there Is con slderable sentiment behind each one of these murderers that pushes them on and then denies responsibility for their crimes Of course no good man can have sympathy with murderous anarchists any more than with any other kind are those who call themselves philosophical anarchists Some one has sent me a marked copy of the Cincinnati Post of June 7tl having an account with pictures these philosophical anarchists near Seattle Washington where they have had their organization for eight years There seems to be nothing immora about them and the pictures represent them as being as nice people ai anybody else They have no churches among then but listen to any clergy who mo want to preach to them and then have a free discussion of the sermon They have a large body of land and have their deeds to it recorded in the County Court Just like anybody else In this they are inconsistent They say there is no use for law and government and yet when they want their property protected they go reingthe law to have It done Just as othe doIs It fair for them to avail themselves of the protection of a law that they do not try to uphold If all were anarchists and there were no law and no courts how could we have any records of the ownership of land If these people do not recognize tha the land should belong to certain per sons who come into possession of it by lawful means why did they have their land deeded to themselves in stead of leaving it so that Just any body might occupy It It Is said that this community of people have gotten along all right with the people around them except in one instance By the law of the state each man has to work so many days each year on the public roads The people refused to work on the part of the road assigned to them saying that that part of the road was of but he use to them but saying that they were willing to do twice the amount of labor on a road that suited their each neighborhood of men were allowed to say that they would only bear their part of the labor and expense of such public Improvements- as suited them individually how could the affairs of any state or govern ment be conducted STUFFED CLUB ADVER TISES A BAD PAPER A Stuffed Club Is edited by Dr J H Tilden Denver Colorado He an Infidel physician and his ideas lar as I am competent to Judge are good Ho is opposed to liquor drink lng tobacco and overeating There Is not In anything he says a hint of any kind of immorality and his publication Indicates that he is a rood and valuable man But strangely inconsistent with all the balance of his publication is the fact that he advertises in it a paper that is solely devoted to the teaching d free love and anarchy that it edited y a man who has no reputation as a scientist or as a moralist and who was itgl JJ Health Education Worship Pleasure w VISIT- YELLOWSTONE PARK All thru Tickets Good for Stopover at the Park VERY LOW RATES Via NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY For time rates nod further Information write to JJ Ferry Dls Passenger Agent East Fourth Street Cincinnati Ohio Send four cents for Lewis and Clark Booklet and six cents for Wonderland 1905 to A M Cleland Gen Pass Agt St Paul Minn a PUNCTUALITY DIRECT ROUTE SUPERB EQUIPMENT SPLENDID SCENIC ROUTE Has 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