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Digital page images are linked to the text file. t fl 1iS jF Z BLUE URA88 BLADEA III ghatPd EDITED Asilaad ADVANUfastVOLUME XIV NUMBER 15 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDRY JULY 2 E M 305 S100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers fiveiTerms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 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 i scriber- Offiaecf publication 153 W Short St Lexington Kentucky ii Entered at the post office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall Mat ter Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone61- 9r Cumberland Telephone 307 STRIKE ON IN TOLEDO CHURCH f Toledo May 4A full fledged sym pathetic strike is on at the Industrial rHelglrts Mission It was called when the congregation denounced the pastor the Rev O Hoover and left tho church The pro cession moved up to a corner grocery where services were held while the Rev Mr Hoover continued to pray by himself For some time the Rev Mr Hoover had been asking the Sundayschool superintendent Fred Hartman to re sign The congregation wanted Hart man to stay- Criticism from the pulpit on the cision of tho people precipitated the walkoutIt strike tactics were carried out in the evening also and when Hoover attempted to conduct services himGLEWIS AND CLARK EXPOSITION It is a noteworthy fact that tho 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 Exposition by the people of tho East They see In the Exposition an opportunity- to visit the Western country at s greatly reduced expenditure of money and not only see the Exposition Itself but view the wonders of our Western scenery and witness the great resources of the Northwest and the op portunities afforded The Great Northern Railway passenger department has been flooded with inquiries as to forfthis year- Send us a club of five subscrib ers for the Made nt 50 cents each We want to increase the circula tion of this paper several thous and copies this spring Do your part 4fJ r rr r HE ASSAILS Bible for the Young It Contains Stories Obscene InhuI man and Cruel Declares Rev FredI C Hauley NO BOOK FOR CHILDREN Sunday School Teaching Is Denounced- As Farce Dull Weak and Cheap ChicagoThe Bible as the textbook of religious training for the young is assailed and the current Sunday school methods of instruction are nounced as a farce by the Rev Fred V Hauley in an article on Is the Bi ble Necessary in Religious Instruc tion in the current number of Way side Tales Lessons gathered from everyday life and not from Biblical history are urged by the writer and he preaches the doctrine of Walt Whitman that the bull and the bug were never worshiped halt enough and that a mouse Is a miracle enough to stagger sextillions of Infidels Sunday School Assailed The average Sunday school teacher has a weekly half hours trial of tience in a fruitless attempt to maIn- tain order he says Fathers and mothers are obliged to coax and threaten in order to secure the atten dance of their children and the whole arrangement is coming to be thought of as such a pious well meaning farce that any one wishing to intimate that something is dull weak and cheap simply calls it a Sunday school af fairWe are still trying to get at the study of religion from the wrong end that Is the remote tho distant and the historical It has apparently nev er dawned upon the average arrang erof Sifiday hoollesson topics that- we could really study religion and culcate reverence and righteousness in any other way We must always keep going to some Jewish history and old infallible writings taking little account of the fact that God is speaking now and that wo may become conscious of things divine though the things which touch our lives in the closest and most natural relations regardless of testaments old or now Other Books Inspired How long shall we go on supposing that tho soul can only be made God conscious through the study of one particular book or believing that reverence and righteousness have somehow or other been successfully confin ed and forever shut up to one race and one book Tho old superstition Is still in the world that there is only one book that may be read and studied on Sunday and that religion for grown people or children can only be taught by funneling It through some old testament or some new testament Heaven forbid that wo ever try to teach religion from things less sacred than these Let all this pass for what it Is worth We know that many a man never opens the Bible now and could not be easily dragged inside a church or a Sunday school because in his youth the Bible was made for his a task book and the unnatural and inhuman restrictions put upon him in the name of religion one day in every seven caused his soul to revolt and forever drove him away Children Driven to Sunday School In many Sunday schools today if tho boys and girls who attend can not be interested in rivalry of class punc tuality reward or merit or the banner ideal they have to be driven there by the parents Why Because lessons are so stilted and unnatural are deal ing with the old historical subjects Land however enlivened by Illustra Lions and anecdote are always refer ring to somebody who in common par lance is now dead Who is not interested In the sun shine and the rain the love of home and friends and all that goes to make our dally common experience I would rather my children were taught by these near and dear things to under stand that the earth Is the Lords and tho fullness thereof than to have them taught that these things are sec ular and that tho sacred and holy Is shut up in a particular infallible book which contains among all its good i things stories strange obscene inhuman and cruel- Can better Understand When children have been taught to know that a grain of sand is also an expression of the infinite life and that being such it is qulto necessary as Jesus of Nazareth since without It and the millions of years and proces ses which alone made It possible the master could not have subsisted when ho came then they can better under stand reverence Imitate and love him who went about doing good and who was willing to die an ignominious death rather than to compromise his soul CONWAY HALL Messrs Editors A picture of the building presented to DIckenson College by Mr Andrew Carnegie unearths a stupendous joke upon the DIckenson faculty Mr Car negie gave the building with the ex plicit understanding that it should bear Mr Moncure D Conways name Mr Conway Is In all probability an alumnus of DIckenson but he is also an agnostic of the first water He uses his best endeavor to show up the shortcomings of Christianity and to cause the freethinker to laugh and be merry Whether Mr Carnegie wanted to play a Joke upon Mr Conway or slm ply vented his grim Scotch humor up on the college will have to be Inferred Mr Carnegie can afford to throw away his money so that while he pays f for his fun he still can chuckle at the way that he kills two birds with one Conways Life of PaIne is a painstaking work and goes far toward rescuing Thomas Palnos memory from the cloud of infamy that Christian enemies heaped upon him Charity Is said to be one of the Christian virtues but the way It is handed out to heretics is a caution to sinners Thomas Palnes reputation Ihastain of calumny and soared to the highest place In American thought As a patriot when there was a dearth of patriots and an iconoclast when orthodoxy reeked with the arrogance of Ignorance he carried the daul ban ner of truth as he conceived IL A polneer in free thought Paine would stand beside Dr Hale of today or the late Senator Hoar The one who would denounce either of the lat ter would be regarded with contempt yet Paine was In a position to do far greater service to his country than either of them Without The Crisis It is doubtful If Washington had won out Paine said These are the times that try mens souls Little did he think that when sur ceaso came to mens souls that those souls would place his soul on trial and that their posterity would keep up the trial Dlckenson C lIege having honored Moncure D Conway at Mr Carnegies request should honor Thomas Paine for the sake of truth They have done so Incidentally through the compliment and to Palnes defender PaInes friend John Paul Jones has been hon ored lately and while honors are easy Paine should reap his share JOHN F CLARKE Arlington WORRIED OVER SINS Owensboro Ky June 21As the result of a religious mania Henry EwIng twentytwo years old shot and almost instantly killed himself at his home at Ramsay EwIng had always been a moral youth but for some time he had been possessed of the Idea that ho had committed unpardonable sins A few nays ago he was discovered In a barn loft with a rope around a rafter He was arranging a box from which to Jump and strangle himself Ho was closely guarded after this but succeeded In getting a shotgun and shooting himself in the breast today DR WILSONS BOOK I hope that all of those who subscribed for Dr Wilsons book haeI his trip to Rome on the willIseUlIwho prints the Blade If they have not sent the subscription to anybody I hope they will do this not only because I believe tho book will be worth the money but because it will help Mr Hughes who will print the book for what Is paid him for It SUNNY SIDE Yesterday I wrote an argument against the existence of a God based on the threatened destruction of the wheat by the rain while the tobacco crop an injurious product was grow- Ing Iln all the better from the rain To day Sunday June 25 the weather is fine and there is a prospect that the wheat may be saved and now the question arises why If God Intended to save the wheat did he give us trouble by making us believe he was going to destroy IL But I am going to try to take a brighter view of things than I have done I have said more about tne wickedness of Kentucky perhaps han any man in the state and that s all true Is abundantly sustained byt reports made In the papers This state I have said over and- over again is celebrated for Its production it of whisky tobacco racehorses and religion and It Is famous for Its criminal record But this is In its towns principally Lexington and the feud districts In the mountains while there are many excellent people who live in Lexington and as a preacher found many exceedingly good people in our mountains and when a year or two ago I went to Jackson the center of the feud dIstrIct- never was more kindly received any where and a native there said to me You are safer here than In Lexington Before writing this I have thought over the state of morals of my neIgh- borhood living as we do in the center of the famous Blue Grass Region The worst case I could find is that of a man living several miles from me In this thickly settled country who made- a large fortune by means not really criminal but not the most honorable He gave to the church the largest amount of money that I ever knew anyI one man except Carnegie to give to anything In Kentucky But once when I was asking moneI fqr some orphans and people generally were giving me about a dollar that man gave me twenty dollars without a moments hesitation He is dead now and though I have heard a hard charge against that man it was noth- Ing compared with what thousands of men in good society are doing and can never forget that twentydollar billIngersoll said Let us be honest and all Infidels have printed and spok en It many timtis There are rich In fidels and when at different times we ask for money to help suffering and deserving poor Infidels how many twentydollar bills are sent in Of the people who live around me in a radius of eight miles the distance to Lexington there is hardly one in a hundred who would call himself an Infidel and yet within that circle there is very little crime and I suppose that there Is hardly any where In any Christian land in a circle of that size any more genuinely neIghbor- ly feeling though in heathen Japan it would be better than here I would be much surprised if in all that circle any one would decline to do me a neighborly act of kindness and I sup pose the average one would do fully as much for me as I would for him or district does not include a saloon or distillery but produces the finest race horses and the finest tobacco in the world They are two very demoralizing influences I do not use tobacco myself but raise It on the farm for others to use which Is much worse The men around me who raise race horses are Infidels and Christians nearly all of them drink whisky and some of them too much of It but In other respects there are no more kind and generous men In the country and If I were going to beg some money for orphans this morning there are no people who would any sooner take my word that it was for a good purpose and give mo accordingly Infidel and Christian Just alike than these race horse men and nobody Is any more generous with his money than a whisky man while a tobacco man- no more generous than any body else Still it is true that horse racing is demoralizing and produces much un sappiness and no happiness and no good In this country Money won on a horse race never made anybody happy and a man who J j ft q It believes he could be happy on money gotten In that way can never be happy from any cause because he does not understand the nature of happi nessThere is no happiness except what comes from doing good to others and the man who takes another mans money without giving him its value something is injuring the other the other hand the race horse business is ruining many homes and bringing sorrow to many wives and children and the same is true of the I whisky business to a still greater gree while the tobacco business is as great an evil as either of the other two I Tobacco may not have as bad an Influence In any individual Instance- as race horses and whisky do but there are thousands of people who tobacco where there Is one who deals in race horses or whisky and tobacco damages every man who uses and is generally the steppingstone to tho use of whisky and the very fin est land and hardest labor In all the Blue Grass Region are used In produc ing any of I tobaccoItwhisky and tobacco are doing wrong Iatand wo all know it and we can never have good consciences until we quit IIaand go to cutting wheat on SundayI THE COURIER JOURNAL IS MAKING ATHEISTIC MORALISTS In the Louisville Ky CourIerI Journal is an editorial from wWch I take the following During the Boer war the British press was full of charges some of which were openly aimed at prominent civil officials of corruption in conI tracts for allkjndoJ sjipDHes wholly inconsistent with Mr Choates claim of Immaculate honesty A recent ExIlInlsterupon British honesty has been made by a parliamentary commission showing that In the first year of that war the Government lost 35000000 byI such corruption How much more is to be charged to the same account in the subsequent years of the war has not yet been disclosed but this exhibit Is sufficient to challenge theI IITheto the claim for Japan recently madeI by a prominent clergyman latel turned from that country that graft Is wholly unknown In the administra tlon of that country in time of peace or CourierJournal and many other papers have drawn the contrast between Atheistic Japan and Catholic Russia but in this instance tho con trast Is drawn between the atheistic morality of Japan and the corruption of the highest exponent of Protestant sensual life of a man like King Edward and compare It with the abstenlous and every way moral lives of men like Oyama and Togo and it looks like atheism ennobles and purl fies men and women while Christian ity brutalizes and debases them In the light of such facts printed in our most Influential newspapers all In telligent people are simply bound to see that religion does not make people good and that atheism does not make people bad The CourierJournal alone without any open advocacy of atheism Is malt ing more atheists than all the profes- sIonal Infidel papers in America and It is doing it simply by commending the evil and if professional Infidel InIfiuencequit filling its columns with wrangling and bitterness about what people believe and simply devote itself to in telligent effort to purify humanity by morals and dis 1Iedit papers or atheism They have advanced to the stage when they plainly see and under stand that good morals are simply good practical common sense to be practiced just as Intelligent people use the laws of sanitation because they Continued on third page l i SUNDAYr Base Ball and Prohibition I have as much health and strength- as any man of my age In Kentucky- I am never a very hard worker but have been In the habit of doing more or less farm labor for seven days In the week for the last 30 years but never until yesterday June 25 have used horses or employed any hands to work with me on Sunday The weather had been so wet that the harvest was delayed and the wheat In danger of spoiling and we started two machines in the wheat when Sunday proved to be a good day two of my sons and I working with handSI KI It was so wet the first of the day we could not get started until nearly noon My wife and the cook brought us a nice lunch to the field and we had regular dinner at oclock night and I am up at 430 Monday morning to write this and the weather fine and we will have fa harvest four or fivo days more i finer harvesting than we did yesterdayJl making a full hand In a responsible not hard place With the fine machinery we have theso days har vesting is easy labor It had been raining so long that the horses were tired of resting and fine trim for work 9rk One young man came along dressed in hot padded clothes base ball playing He is poor and we wanted to hire him but he went ontiand played base ball I have heard the argument for base ball very many times Base bal is debasing 4u ana ar ling It Isdolug more harm than horse racing and no good people ought even to have anything to do with It We had an old man working with us He is very poor and is a hard worker While we worn working one his sons came from the base ball game He was drunk and walking up to his father cursed him and abused him having a knife half opened in his hand I have not voted for about fif teen years and never expected to vote again but while my sons and I stood ready to defend that old man against his own strong son I determined to vote again and vote as I used to do for Prohibition The man who wants to keep up the liquor traffic simply that he may grati fy his desire for liquor with all crime that It is producing in this country is no moralist and I do not want any such man to tell me what I ought and ought not to do Two of the worst of all the men In this Blue Grass country are Prohibi tion fanatics and I do not know a single Infidel who is a Prohibitionist but there are some nice Christian men who are Prohibitionists and if one of these are nominated for any office I shall vote for him Of course I know that Prohibition has no chance in this country now whatever may be the case in tho future I believe that lay It will come and If I do my part toIhelp it that satisfies my conscience and makes me happy and that Is what I am trying to be The Sabbath is most as bad an institution as the liquor traffic and I shall do all I canto abolish any Sabbath There is as much crime committed on Sunday as on the balance of the week At the churches and In the saloons on every Sunday In Kentucky murders are com milted It is unfortunately true that- a majority of those who are In favor of stopping the liquor traffic are also in favor of Sabbath laws I can not help that but that does not make the liquor traffic right I do all that I canto stop both the Sabbath observance 1 and the liquor traffic tI am glad we worked In the harvest on Sunday and thus set a good exam pie to our neighbors and I am glad I have determined again to vote against the liquor traffic The day Is splendid and am a glad old man If your subscrlpttlon Is due and you can see from the label on your Blade you will please remit so as to help us over the summer months BIBLE STORIES ARE MYTHS Biblical Authors Were Romancers ofI the Highest Type Declares DrI4C John W Peters From Chicago Evening American Chicago ministers of the Episcopal faith were stirred today by the report from Now York substantiating the de claratlon of the Rev John P Peters pastor of St Michaels Protestant Episcopal church In which he takes even more advanced grounds on the x matter of his repudiation of Hebrew legends than advanced In his book which received wldo circulation at the time of Its publication Devout Christian men and women t no longer accept these stories the t Hebrew legends as the historical record of events and not a few are com ing to doubt the historical character of the patriarchs or even of Moses Author Is Well Known Dr Peter is wiaeiy Known among theologians as a Babylonian explorer archeologist discoverer of the tablets of UrGur King of the city whence Abraham came when the Jewish race was founded discoverer of the site of the ancient city of Nippur and au thor of many book on Biblical re search The congress before which his dress was made numbers among its delegates tho most learned men of the church The fact that his assertions whic 1Inan earlier day would have been garded as the blackest heresy provoke ed neither surprise nor comment shows the changing trend of thought In the Protestant pulpit Dr Peters told the delegates to the congress that he believed the charac ters In the book of Genesis were no more than myths created by the He brew writers with a deep religious purpose which had been abundantly i justified throughout all history but have no historical value whatever Myths Mythsl He Says The story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden of Jonah and the 1twhale of Noah and the Ark and ever of Mosesthese are the myths which have been told in quiet homes p by candle light to children to great cathedrals and In pioneer parish churches to crowds of Christians hungering for the Truth and by cler gymen ancfts achers the world over and In all times i They are the myths for which the nations have fouglit and martyrs have been burned And although t2rPeters and jthe T theologians who seek to disprove them doubt their actual truth none or tries believe but that they have been pro ductive of the widest good In spread Ing Christianity and have fully serv ed the purpose for which their narra I tors first told them or inscribed them r on tablets of stone- Cherished Traditions In the course of his remarks Dr Peters said 1 I have heard much about the turbing of faith and I have the great i est sympathy with those who feel that we are taking away views that were sacred to them for I love traditions and it is hard to give them up But I have come in contact more with those whose faith has been shak en not because it seems to them that teachers of religion are not prepared to meet present conditions Inspiredrt sure f r not be disturbed by the result takefnothing will be But since the book r of Jonah has been subject to criticism It is held in a higher light than ever There Is no other book that has brought out as it has the true Inspira Lion and made people realize that it is the eternal message to the world Skeptical Over Flood The story of the flood of Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel of Jepthas daughter of Joseph and Jacob are all held by Dr Peters to be partly or wholly mythological or taken from Babylonian history But before he concludes he speaks of their tremendous value to religion of the real light which they shed on history and the manners and customs of the times and speaks of their pur pose and inspiration with the deepest though the myths are ac cepted as such by the children of those who believed them history though the Bible as a narrative of fact is assail ed from without and within the church it still stands as the founda tion stone of religion and as the in spiration of all literature The criticism of such men as Dr F Peters Is not meant to shake but to confirm the faith In it of Christians and its severest critics outside the church have never abated an atom of r the faith in It that has made it the book of all time It is now very common in educated circles to reject tho miraculous stor- r retainIultimately stand or fall togeth especially as the N T bases Its claims to acceptance upon the literal truth of the O T And more especially is this true of the famous story of Jonah and the whale that In the N T Is used by Jesus as a frefiguratlon of his own resurrection the central contention of the Christian gospel The mythical character of the mir aculous stories of the N T Is quite as evident as those of the O T and the origin of these myths tif the N T from the stories of the Greeks from whose manuscripts the N T was compiled is more easily evident titan the origin of the myths of the O T If indeed the miraculous stories of the 0 T did not originate partly or wholly among the Jews The story of the Jesus being as the son of a god by a virgin was a common one among the Greeks other peoples at the time the Chris tian religion started and phenomenal movements and appearances of stars like the star of Bethlehem had been many times reported as accompanying the births of remarkable persons man times and in various ages and places before Jesus horn The stories of the resurrection of Jesus as given by the four gospels are very conflicting while the story as given partly by Paul conflicts with all of the gospels so that there seems 1no reason why the miraculous stories of tho N T should not be called myths just as it is now common to call those of the O T No intelligent man doubts that there was such a man as Mohammed and while he taught much that was false no Intelligent man can doubt that he did much good to his followers by teaching them to abstain from liquor drinkingIn same way I think the highest Intelligence should recognize that there was In Jerusalem a man named Jesus who attempted to reform the ligion of his peoflle and who with his errors taught many good things as did also his disciples The good things that are taught In the N T should be accepted and tho vices rebuked should be rejected just as we do the teachings of other lead ers of the people Certainly no man capable of appre elating truth as Dr Peters seems to do can believe now that people go to heaven or hell respectively ac cordingly as they believe or disbelieve the miraculous stories of the Bible Plainly therefore all the good that can be In the Christian religion as in any other religion is in acceptng the morals and eschewing the vices that are taught by Christianity and by all other religions Tho disadvantage In having a church and religion is that people from long teaching by mercenary priests get from them the false idea that believing unreasonable stories can be better than doing good to oth ers and the sooner such men as Dr Peters realize that in all religions there is nothing of any value except doing good the better it will be for all of UNDER THE TEACHINGS OF THE PRINCE OF PEACE The press announces that ofa search of the school boys of the town Koko mo Indiana revealed the fact that 500 of them carried small caliber pis tols loaded with ball cartridges This is but one phase of our Christian clv ilization There are various others all the way from young America load ed down with shooting irons to the mature arsenal ann from the police man with his pistols and bludgeon to the cadets in our military schools who are drilled in the art of war And above these come the regiments of State malitia and those of our regular army in their gorgeous military trappings whose appearance throws the Amerclan public into spasm of enthu siasm Over and above all these are our monster battleships ready to deal out death and destruction With this bru tal spirit dominating the boys and men of the United States Is It any wonder the cry for blood is in the air Is it any wonder that we had 12327 murders in the United States last year beside all those that were committed by the boys In blue The school boys of Kokomo are not alone in carrying pistols If a search were Instituted among the boys in all public schools or on our streets the result would be appalling The murderous spirit Is running riot In the blood of Christendom The armies and navies of Christian nations and the bloody record In their civil sys tems attest this fact yet Christians pretend to follow a Savior whom they call The Prince of Peace We are told in the Bible that Jesus Christ said Mat 1034 Think not that Ij come to send peace on earth came not to send peace but a sword and from the present conditions the objectj of His visit to earth has been liter ally carried out This New Testa bent declaration Is but an echo orI what God said in Exodus 32 27 Thus salth the Lord God of Israeli put every man his sword by and go In and out from gate to gate throughout the camp and slay every man his brother and every man his companion and every man neigh barIWe are frequently told by Chrlsl tians that they could not exist If they had not the consolation of odsI consolattlon can be gotten from such passages of Gods word as the above and hundreds of similar ones is beyond my comprehension The truth is the Bible Is a record of butcheries and horrors and If everj passage referring to murder were marked with red ink the book would look like it had been baptized In first man ever born on the earth Cain was according to the Bible a murderer and murderers all through the scriptures were the most prominent Bible characters We even have the record that when God himself came to earth to save his crew ures he was murdered by a mob that clamored for his blood Facing cold facts the men of Chris tian nations seem to have a natural born desire tb kill and torture The germ of this desire is found In the small boy who carries a pistol He is evoluted Into the brutal bully of the community or the murderer dangling from the scaffold The State man fests its murderous spirit by murder- Ing those who take human life and the nations foster the thirst for blood by the call to arms sending men to slay their fellows The President of the United States said recently that a good soldier should not only be willing but anx ious to fiht But why the need of soldiers and fighting Why fire the blood of youth by the magic rool of thundering drums calling them to the field of carnage And yet these very nations claim that their God is th Prince of Peace The following from a leading Methodist Bishop will explain Itself Albany Nov 15 Bishop Charles H Fowler one of the prominent blab ops of the Methodist Episcopal church said today to the General Missionary Committee of the church In session here The Saxons are the center of pow er in all the world Tho Saxon Is a butcher of mankind The Saxon Is the robber of the races but It Is right that he should be for he has a God giver mission to perform by one mean or if we are the butchers wo tell the truth We met the Indian He would not work so we scalped him We landed on Plymouth Rock and got down on our knees and when we arose we went at the aborigines We got the Africans we make them work for us The Saxons my friends Is a bad neighbor In all fairness this must be said but give him time enough and he usually comes out at thhe top We should remember that the Sax on nations of the world and the Bishops tells the truth he Is a bad neighbor to the heathen and also to those of the household of faith If he Is not robbing and butchering the peaceful pagans he Is on the war path after his Christian neighbors and he comes out on top as the Bishop says if murder and pillage will bring him there The Bishop Is mistaken when says we scalped the Indian because he would not work It Is a historical fact that the Indian was scalped be cause the white man bearing aloft the banner of the cross wanted to rob him of his land and there Is no doubt about him coming out on top If the Saxon scalped those who do not work church dignitaries would be In great danger The small boy with his pistol the soldier with his musket and the as sassin with his knife are natural prO- ducts of a religion whose guide books a recital of bloody wars and brutal butcheries There are crimes and horrors recorders in the Bible that the most blackened criminal of our day would recoil from The thought naturally arises it a loving God wanted to write a book to guide his chil dren Into spiritual and moral life to fit them for heaven why should not that book be filled with good pure houghts that will unseal the foun tain of all that is kind elevated and noble that is Inate In every human being instead of giving a history of bloody savages whose brutality freezes the blood in the veins What advantage can it possibly be to the human race to be instructed about crimes that could not be conceived of In the human brain If the Bible did not record them Two thousand years Blblo influence has not yet brought the human family even to the threshold of civilization ann it never will I ill be brought there until Rationalism destroys the Influence of the blood lest book of the ages There is hardly a single character In the Bible taken in al Its phases that Is an ex ample of good morals and lofty Ideals figIIIe8inals fit only for prison or the scat fold As the power of the Bible Is destroyed the race becomes more mane and civilized rudIsaid and did more to humanize andI elevate the human race than all the Christian saints and leaders In the calendar To show that the worMI lis growing out of the Bible savagery tho fact that there Is a clamor for an expurgated Bible proves It If the cruelties and horrors that are In the Bible had not been tau ht as Holy Writ we would have no vast armies and navies no red handed murderers police with deadly weapons or small boys withpistols If the cruelties taught in the Bible deadly weapons and strong drink could be eliminated crime and inhumanity would disap pear and the human race rcgenerat ed If Susan II Wiloxs Right Ltv ing were taught to children Instead of the Bible we would have no boys carrying pistols or youthful crimi nals filling our Houses of Reform Through the ceaseless efforts of Ra tionalists the world is drifting from Its Bible mooring and when it launches boldly out on the sea of Reason the race will become more humane and a new era will be ushered in JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky MRS HENRYS PAMPHLET WOMAN AND THE BIBLE have heard Mrs Henry deliver this address twice and have read It In print several times asked her long ago to have it published In pamphlet form Now she has done so and a copy has just come to me which- have read again with even renewed Interest It Is a composition that willI bear reading over and over again and no Liberal can read It without being impressed with the wish that it could be placed in the hands of every wo1 man in the land Mrs Henry strong in all her speech is particularly strong in dealing with the woman question She started off along that line ann has kept It up with a burning zeal She has the gift of prophecy in forseeing that men cannot be truly free as long as theIrI mothers are mental slaves and it has been well that she has kept so close to the very basic principle of Free thought propaganda I am of the opinion that there Is an amount of Freethought energy wast ed We do not work enough for effect Our papers all clever and brilliant ao not work with any prime or well di rected purpose in view and do but little more than entertain those who are already converted This is essen tial to some extent for people have to be entertained to be interested and it Is all well to preach trying to be good and preaching good for fessing superiority We must prove the same by example But first of all the first great step is not to entertain converts but to make converts and there is no way In which we can practice good better than by spending our time and influ ence in this way Woman is the prop and support of superstition I believe that it would Ibe far more advantageous to our cause If at least halt our energy were spent in the conversion and emanci pation of woman We should go about this in a practical and well directed manner and for a starter would suggest the wide distribution of Mrs Henrys pamphlet among womennot among women promiscuously but among well selected individuals among the leaders of church work those women who give evidence of brain zeal and activity In the cause of superstition go after the leaders and place this pamphlet in their hands Coming from a woman it will appeal to women and by winning one such woman to our side we advance farther than If we had converted twen tyfive men The pamphlet Is of thirtytwo pages and published in good style by Mr Hughes On the frontlspleco Is the following DEDICATEDto NATHAN F GRISWOLD- of Meriden Connecticut- IN ADMIRATION- For his splendid service loyalty and generosity to the cause of Freethought against religious superstition Ignor- Ance and intolerance In recognition of which a garland of gratitude is placed upon his venerable brow by JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky- was more than pleased to see this FtI if J 1 I4 i BEAUTY SPOTS MINNESOTA LAKE PARR REGION LAKE MACD01CALD MONTANA LAZE CHELAH WASHINGTON BEAUTIFUL PUGET SOUND AYAXL YOURSELF OF STOPOVER ICWHILE OK YOUR WAY TO THE Lewis Clark Exposition VIA TImIGreat Northern RailwayCTHE COMFORTABLE WAY BM MM v DcteiM traAdioat heaths rf re SEIW TO9 AIm 2 FOR HAHD90MLT BOOT LET A IDA LEWIS LID EIPOSITIOH F L WHITIEf PassV ULfinMI thoughtful fitting and deserved dedl cation to one whom personally know to be one of the most generous unselfish and untiring workers In the cause a man who gives without any osten tlon who never lets his left hand know know what Is right doeth and upon whose liberality the life of this paper has depended more than once On the last page and the cover Is a list of quotations from the Bible and the opinions of the church fathers reo garding woman- I know of no pamphlet with which more effective propogandlc work car be accomplished especially if it is dls suIfor all so go after the leading women In church work There should be n million of these pamphlets thus putout and were such possible the Free thought cause would take a start that would surprise the people of this na tlon What we want what we need to do is practical effort to go right after the Christian woman as the Christie woman goeth after the heathen earn the gospel to them and when we get the women it matters not about the honor to Josephine K Henry and to Nathan F Griswold J B W A WOMAN WRITES ABOUT HANGING MARY ROGERS Hartford City Ohio June 21 1905 Editor of Blade- Shakespeare said How noble ts writer is opposed to transport- Ing a fellow creature to the happy hunting grounds by the contratlon of hemp for any crime Why a body of men will completely Ignore the moral law which Is Gods law as is being done In our socalled Christian land past finding out Our bear killing President and Bill of Germany who kills elks for sport cannot hold a candle to Governor Bel of Vermont for coldblooded brutality as he has asked for tickets for him self and a clergyman to witness the execution of Mrs Mary Rogers We are not surprised at that as our socalled Christian government preachers and priests and churches stand for hanging out by statesmen presl dent members of Congress Senate and governors of the different states should have tickets to see a poor fortunate woman hung Our exfish erman President and Cardinal Gibbon should be remembered with a ticks so that they may be sure that one woman will be kept within her sphere though It will require tho strong am of some male bipeds It the churches were following the teachings of the man of Galileo not a priest or preacher on the planet would be gotten to see an execution That Is where the preachers brain leaks and they do not preach or practice Gods commandment Thou shalt not killNeither the preacher nor the press condemn the brutal law of hanging Who makes the laws Demagogues of the boodle stripe Who enforces them The judges of our courts Tracewell controller of the currency says that 40 per cent of the federal judges are corrupt and should be Impeached and that 90 per cent ol our circuit judges are corrupt That is the class of boodlers that run our Christian land in America If our President and our 2 by states men and preachers would devote a lit tie of their time to ascertaining the cause of crime and then apply the remedy and remove the cause of crime which Is the license system of the quor traffic the cause of 90 per cent of ill crime the hangman boodle states man and corrupt judges would gc out of business M M A private postscript gives a womans name The propriety of capital pun ishment may bo debatable but the Bible abundantly sustains It and Jesus taught the use of the sword III IIt there are to be hangings I think It probably best that governors and preachers should see some of them and I do not see how government can avoid capital punishment Good law ablding people have a right to the protection of the law and I do not see how they are to have that protection without the execution of a large class of criminals who are not deterred by the fear of prisons Tho liquor traffic is the source of such a per centage of crime that it is astonishing that any civilized people allow It but the Bible sustains liquor drinkingI to a fellow prisoner in the penitentiary who had been a saloon keeper Half the people In here are here from liquor drinking He said Yes threefourths of them All judges are corrupt So Is every body else If anybody is to be hung it seems to me that the woman Mary Rogers ought to be She murdered her husband for the Insurance on his life and murdered her infant simply to get rid of it There seemed to be no evidence that he was unkind to her or that she was insane Such people cannot be happy themselves and are a continual menace to others and I do not see why they may not be dealt with just as we would with mad dogs and snakes SPECIAL ROUND TRIP EXCURSIONSON THE Q fIAsbury Park N J National Educa tional Association Tickets on sale Juno 29th and 30th July 1st and 2nd 2180I31stBaltimore Did Christian Endeavor Convention Tickets on sale July 2nd 3rd and 4th with limit of July 16th Rate 1600 Tickets may be extended to August 31st Old Point Comfort Va Summer ex cursion Tickets on sale 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Lets o c til 7 4 ABOUT THE ZACHARY HAYNES MATTER New Hope Arkansas June 1905 Mr C C Moore Dear slrl see In your paper a libelous report concerning the prose cution of James W Zachary by sectar ian bigots and Infidels in southern Kentucky I am reliably informed that C B Crossland was not employed by the court to take the testimony in the case of prosecution against J W Zach ary and that he took only part of the evidence of Miss Haynes and the part which you published thatI garbled form of her evidence you omitted to publish the fact that she swore on the stand that whatever happened between herself and Mr Zachary happened in the presence of Mrs L E Penn and her sixteen year old son and now sir if you are not a liar and slanderer a coward and a cur unwilling to do justice to a man whom you have wickedly malign ed I challenge you to print in your dirty Blue Grass Blade tho enclosed copy of the judgment of the court In the case about which you have made so much ado in your endeavor to besmirch the character of the man who has been bold enough to expose you In your home county and city You will note that tho court complete ly exonerated Mr Zachary from the malicious charges which Infidels and sectarians have made against him and In case you refuse to publish the judgment of the court please return me and I will see if there is any other way to expose a man so vlllanous in his attacks upon preachers and churches as you have been- Respectfully WILLIAM T CHAMPION Copy- J S Peal Justices Court Call Term Oct 1904 J S Peal Judge Presiding Court of Ky Plff Vs James W Zachary- PROCEEDINGS JUDGMENT This day this case coming on for trial and the defendant James W Zachary being before the court the commonwealth represented by Jacob Corbett County attorney Shelbourne and Cain and the defendant represent ed by Messrs Reeves Tharp and S J having announced ready injtroduced of Bandana Ballard county Ky in August 1904 placed his arms around her this she testified was in tho room In Penns house used and occupied by the defendant and that Mrs Laura Penn and her son Lee Penn a grown young man was present In the room at the time That the witness repulse ed him and that Mrs Penn remarked You all behave yourselves That on another occasion either tho next day or a few days thereafter that she was sweeping the hall when the defendant came out of his room into the hall on his way to a meal that the defen dant started toward her with out stretched arms and she threatened to strike him with the broom and he then desisted and passed on to his meal and Mrs Penn aforesaid and her younger son about fifteen years of age were present on that occasion and that there were all the times or occasions when the defendant made any Improper advances toward her and that he behaved himself as a gen tleman on all other occasions that in a few days thereafter she commun icated to her cousin Mr Page the same facts that she has here related She admitted that she had said to divers and sundry persons in and around Bandana that tho statements f she now made were not true The defendant was then introduced sworn I and testified and contradicted all the statements made by Miss Haynes The defendant then introduced and had sworn Mrs Lura Penn who testl fied that she was present in tho room on the day and occasion described by Miss Haynes the witness for the pros ecution and that said defendant did not put his arms around the said Miss Haynes that he made no effort to so that she old not say to them You behave yourselves or any remark of that kind or import The same facts were testified to by Leo Penn Mrs Penn also testified that nothing of the kind or character detailed by the wit occurredinMrs Penn was thoroughly coroberated by T M Penn The defendant then introduced and had sworn several ladles and gentle men living in and around Bandana of the highest respectability and entitled to the fullest credit who testified that they had conversations with the said Miss Haynes the prosecuting witness and who heard statements made by her that It was not true that the defendant bad placed his arms around her or had offered or roposed to do so and that his conduct toward her on t ft i i all occasions had been that of a perfect gentleman and In the conversa tlons and statements she emphatically denied that she had ever told her cousin or any one else of the conduct which she had sworn the defendant was guilty of The foregoing are tho prominent facts adduced on the trial from which the court finds there Is no reason whatever to believe that the defendant is guilty of the offense charged or other offense And the court finds that he is completely exonerated from the same The court further finds that the defendant has been guilty of no conduct such as ascribed by the pros ecutlon and has been guilty of no conduct in this matter unbecoming a mot al and upright citizen and gentleman and he Is therefore discharged tip prosecution dismissed and his ball ex court now adjourns You are evidently a Christian and as such you claim that your religion has a refining and kind Influence upon those who believe It Certainly body will think that the language you use to me is kind and gentle and patient and good Ordinarily such a letter as that written to an editor would simply be thrown in a waste basket and no more thought of it but want to help you and help your fri nd and my friends and myself by being kind to you What Mr Zach ary was reported to have done Is cer talnly a small matter as compared with many things that the newspa pers are continuously reporting preachers as having done and Kentucky certainly has not the reputation of being a model In morals If I knew preacher Zachary to be Innocent of this or of any other charge that might be brought against him it seems to me that I would take pleasure and pride In defending him bemuse It is a good policy if there no higher motive in showing wereI Infidel can be just and generous preacher aI Your severe language does not anything to the force of what you say On the other hand people who are wrong generally use the hardest and most unkind language and people who are right are generally most mod crate in their utterances To the people who judge of this mat- tel there is no more evidence that the Christians who opposed Zachary are any more sectarian bigots than any other Christians You ought to be able to see that an Infidel would naturally have no prejudices between two religious sects engaged in a religious quarrel- It Is to the interest of Infidelity o have Christians quarrel and they would nbarly always suppose that both sides are wrong which is almost certainly always the case but anybody can see that they would have no interest in taking sides between two religious sects engaged in a quarrel You evidently belong to the sect that calls itself Christian and that is more generally distinguished as Camp and this is evident rom the fact that no member of anyone of any other religious sect The Baptists are the most numerous religious sect In America and your sect is one of the small and local ones and for you to call that big church sectarian bigots does not sound well Rockefeller the richest man In the world Is a Baptist and the Importance of churches like pretty much every thing else is generally measured by the amount of money they have Rockefeller is certainly widely known while but few people who may read this will ever have heard of you beforeI heard of you before and of course I known nothing about ysur standing and reputation and you send no official evidence of your own good character and no certificate and seal of any officer that what you send me isI a truo copy of an Official document but I suppose it is accurate and there seems to be no material difference tween what you write and what I say you are reliably Informed that Crossland was not employed by the court but you do not give the name of your Informant nor any dence of his reliability Crossland sent me with his report the testimonials that are common in such cases and only printed what pertained strictly to the facts In the matter as I understood them I do not remember that the presence of other parties was mentioned in the report sent me You use abusive language to me and then ask me to do you a favor not even sending the postage for the return of the manuscript that is mon In such cases- I dont believe that anybody will think that you would have acc mmo dated me In any matter If I had asked you to do so in a style as abusive of you as you have been of me and I be lieve that almost anybody will say that an atheist have written to you in a better spirit than you a Christian lJijSJJrl fA 0 have written to me You had no other alternative for nnI paper outside of your own religious sect would have printed omr matter and doubt If any paper even of your own sect would have printed it It Is not reasonable to suppose that a man living in Arkansas would know more about this matter than people living in Kentucky and especially those near the place of the alleges occurrences Your letter would have had more force If It had come from some party and especially some dis interested party living In or near Ban- dana I dont see anything In all this that Is calculated to impress any body with the beauty of Christianity Try to be a better and kinder man You will do more good and will be happier Abuse and bitterness do not prove anything and they hurt you and hurt any body or any cause that you may want to defend I am getting old and have seen a good many of the sorrows of this life and even If you could know that all you say against me is true I cannot see how it you are a good man it can make you any happier to add to the sorrows of my life Be honest with yourself and think over what I say to you and I believe you will conclude that you have done wrong and I hope you will be better In the future Be a good man write me a kind letter and say you are sorry for what you have said to me and will feel better Just as I feel bettor for having tried to answer you kindly THE COURIER JOURNAL IS MAKING ATHEISTIC MORALISTS Continued from first page make men more comfortable and hap py right here In the present life and they are too Intelligent and too prac tical to try to make their people moral and happy and make their government stable and sound by an alleged system of rewards and punishments ina dim and distant life after which nobody has enough faith to practically In fluence his life In America from New York City down to Lexington all der Christian control there is hardly a town country or state where It is not recognized that the officials are robbing the people and the anarchy of Russia is very far more reasonable than that of Chicago and of American organizations in which Infidels and Christians are working heart to heart and hand to hand and purse to purse because What Is called an anarchist in Russia is a man who is trying to esl tabllsh there exactly the same kind t government that the anarchist of America is trying to destroy here Wo not only have anarchy among Infidels but that sentiment is growing fast among them and hand to hand with freelove is being taught by Infidel papers and Infidel organizations and you will not find in any Infidel paper an open honest earnest repudiation of either freelove or anarchy The whole of the conflict at Chicago is the outgrowth of anarchy equally supported by Infidels and Christians and this country will again be in civil war as fierce and horrible as that of peolpIeof the country All laborers have the perfect right to combine In peaceable unions to vance the price of their labor and all employers have the perfect right to combine in peaceable unions to keep down the prices of labor Whether such is expedient and best I do not know and am inclined to think that it is not I am a combination of ployer and laborer and I see no occasion for my going into any union But when a man says that he will not work unless they join his organization and ho resorts to acts of violence resulting in the wounding and killing of men who simply want to work for such wages as they have agreed to take from their employers that is anarchy and outrage and that sentiment is be ing defended just as much by Infidels as by Christians as organizations are to be relied upon for morals and peace and happiness and we must rely for the salvation of this country upon peo pIe whether Christian or Infidel who like the Japanese have before them the one Idea of doing good to others and not upon people whose only con ception of morals Is to believe or dis believe the Christian religion With that sort of a sentiment in America wo could have all the peace and happiness hero that even a prominent clergyman of the Christian faith ad mits exists among atheistic Japanese Infidel newspapers and the re ligious newspapers aro working toI ether to suppress the great truth nothing but personal morals of the people and the desire to make others happy by doing good ouselves can make any people happy All who owe for subscription are requested to please pay up or honor tho drafts that will be made on them by the Now York collecting agency c t iii- i t ik CHINESE IANDIRev T T Eaton one of the Louis preachers that has embarked In the enterprise of sending a moral wave over Kentucky held the nese up as exemplars to U S Chris tians In his sermon on February 15th Ho said In China a law was passed to the effect that for every bank that failed tho banker should be put to death crude law this was but do you know that after that statute went Into effect there was no more bank failures In China When It comes to vengeance the Christians dont care a rap for what their Bible says resist not evil do good to thine enemies return good for evil forgive those who despite fully use you forgive not only sev en times but seventy times seven And when they have no punishment to fit the crime they cite the Chinese as having a law to fit the case When the clergy have to cite the methods of the Chinese to help stay the tide of crime that threatens to submerge Christendom it is an open confession that Christianity as a moral force is a signal failure Neither religion nor vengeance of the law will ever conguer the criminal tendency that Is running riot in the blood of Chris tendom These have been faithfully tried for 1900 years and we have the results today Beside citing the dom or tho JustIce of the Chinese to help the church stay the tide of crime the clergy are loudly calling woman to help them In their tremity Wint would the church tfo If It did not have woman to rail on In time of Its need The other Louis villa ministers may want the help of women In this moral cataclysm but surely thts sanv Dr T T Eaton that holds up the Chinese as exemplars for Christians when they need protection from the bloody hand of the murderer and assassin will re ject any aid from the sisters The following from Louisville and Lexing ton papers of October 5th and 6th 1896 will show the reason why Lexington Leader Oct 6th 1896 UNSCRIPTURAL Loulsvlllo Ministers Refuse To Lis ten to a Womans Address Loalsvllle Oct 6The Louisville Ministerial Association comprising all the prominent preachers in this city yesterday refused a request from Mrs Henrietta C Ogden that she be allowed to address them briefly on the subject of Mission Work She waited In thjfcmteroom while her message was delivered Dr T T Eaton the leading Baptist min step in this city arose and said- I am opposed to hearing this woman It Is unscrlptural for a woman to address a body of men in an ficial capacity Several of the preachers were inI favor of hearing the woman but objections were too pronounced If you fellows Intend to ram that thing down my throat said Dr Eaton you can do It but Ill not hear her Suppose the women of Dr Eatons congregation should refuse to hear him in his official capacity he would be a clerical Othello with his occupation gone This is exactly what they are going to do and when they think for themselves and realize their silenced and subjugated position with the ecclesiastical halter about their necks The cry goes forth from the church that the criminal classes have the upper hand in society and women are called on to help to about a better moral bringI It forgotten that woman Is the al sinner and every crime In the endar is laid At her door One has not to read very far in the Bible toi find that out but a mystery is nected with this whole thing Though woman brought hln into the world she has been cute enough to ninetenths it off on man and dumpI paying the penalty In prison the scaffold while woman who is ponsible for all sin and crime virtually goes scot free and the preachers call on her to help reform or ish the criminals Womans diplomacy In this matter makes masculine dl plomacy In all lines look like 30 cents Yet this feminine diplomat must not address a body of men In an of ficial capacity- It does seem strange that when morality la at low ebb that the Heathen Chinee should be cited as an exemplar and woman whjo brought sin into the world and who is un worthy to address a body of men in an official capacity should be called in to help the church elevate tho morals of K HENRY Versailles Ky INFIDELITY AND MORAL ITY IN THE MAGAZINES The literary magazines are more in fluential as teachers of infidelity than the professional Infidel publications nra from the very fact that infidelity is not a specialty of literary maga r 4c 7tlas 7 URlIIlRen i v- MRIRII li PRICE LIST n 8 tr rs MENS NEW HODEL 16 SI- ZBWATCHES R u d HAMPDEN No 104 2i Jewels 32 105 23 Jewels 26 Wm KIml rM U Jewels same Jewels 212 General Stark W Jewel 210 II Jewels U 7 jewels 860 I WALTHAM Riverside Maxlmus 23 jewels 260 Vanguard 12 Jewels UORurlidc 17 Jevnls P S Bartlett Jewell N12b II Jewels tf jewels ELGIN No IK or Jewels U9 270 Jewell 2i 24J or 248 17 Jewels 142 Jewels 18 241 Jewell 16 Jewels 860 jewels ICASES All 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morals of Ute people and discover ies that are all the tlmo being made The best magazines and newspapers print these just as they would any thing else that is of Importance and as they are not suspected of any sinis ter purpose In such publications these go where professional infidel papers would not be allowed and their In fluence Is thus enlarged Together with such publications the moral tone of these magazines will be improvedIMcClures Magazine prlntts that In a popular magazine there are pages of advertisements that McClures would not have I suppose It alludes to advertisements of an Immoral nature Prominent among these immoral ad vertisements are those of liquor deal ers Twenty five years ago In Lexing ton the leading newspapers adver tised drinking saloons They will not do that today It would toe so offensive to the moral sentiment of the people would lose more by the decrease of patronage than they would gain by the advertisement of a saloon But a fine big brewery and distillery these papers publish just the same as ever though common sense and com mon honesty say that the man who sells the beer and whisky by retail Is just as good as the man who manu factures them but as yet there is enough to hypocrisy in the people to pretend that a rich Protestant or lufl del distiller is necessarily a better man than a poor Catholic saloon keeper and as the distiller gives his money to the Protestant preachers and the Protestant churches and the Catholic saloon keeper does not the Protestant preacher gladly take Into his family the paper that advertises the distiller while ho would refuse to allow in his house a paper that would advertise starting this article have gotten McClures Magazine and look ed at its long list of advertisements There Is not In it a single advertisement of any kind of liquor nor is there in it a single advertisement of the doc tors who profess to cure the unmen tionable diseases of Immoral men that appear in newspapers Just as soon as Lexington newspapers find that public sentiment will not sustain them In advertising distillers they will quit it and no sooner and that will be when the Protestant preacher of Lex Mffrdrrvr ington declines to take the tainted money of the distiller and that wUJlLJbe when the intelligent preacher isrwilling to recognize what he now knows that religion does not mako morals and that will probably be some years after I am dead Take a preacher who Is living lux uriously without labor and tainted money is just as good to him as any other The banks and butchers and bakers and candlestick makers all take it and tainted or not tainted that makes It all right- REDUCED RATES ToMNIAGARA FALLS Tickets wilt be on sale Juno 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 Ask ticket agent for partlcualra 12jiCiocilloall t AND RETURNSUNDAY JULY 2 Special train leaves Lexington 730a m Tickets goodonly on date of safe on special train Returning leave Cincinnati at 830 p m same date Askagents for particulars H C KING C P T A Ili E MAIN ST ci II m T THE RATIONALISTIC MOVE MENT IN THE UNITED STATE By Josephine K Henry Nothing Is more apparent to oven a casual observer than that the cs tabllshed Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal church In tho United States are rapidly drifting to Roman Catholicism Conditions In both these countries give evidence that the Romanists and the Anglican Ritualists have a plete understanding with each other To tho world the Romanists and tho Ritualists pretend to hate each other but actual conditions prove that It Is only a deeply laid Jesuitical game to land the Episcopal church in the om of Rome The High Church men all den that they are drifting to Rome and the Low Church men say the accusa tlon is correct and that the church Is being betrayed and bodily by Jesuitical methods into tho power of the Roman and religious press pore tray the signs of the times with great an influential and wealth Protestant sect gives every evidence that It is allying itself with Rome it is time for the true American to ask Whither are we drifting The encroachment of Romania that now menaces American prim pies was phophesied by Lincoln and the utterances of R prelates that America will be Roman Cathol within fifty years show that the peril has increased since Lincoln daySince our press gives evidence that It is largely under Jesuitical censor- shIp since American citizens are summoned to Rome to answer for the crime of loyalty to American Instil tions since the President of the Ited States consults with R C lates and coquets with the Pope of Rome since there are thousands of politicians in our land ready to barter away the principles of America liberty for any office from policeman to president surely it behooves Ra tlonallsts of every type to keep a close watch on the Protestant sect that Is turning the tide toward Rome A spirit of unrest In the Protestar l sects of the United States is general and what will be the ultimate fate of Protestantism cannot now be surmi ed There is but one branch of Pro tcstantism that seems to have an ul tlmatc object In view and that is the Protestant Episcopal All the others are tossing about on the sea of uncertainty recasting creeds eliminating dogmas and pealing for support through social features and the spectacular in mode of worship Where aro we at seems to be the one question at church councils tha receives no answer The Eplzcpalians alone know where they are NOW and to what port they are steering If the laity do not know the clergy do and they have selected an underground route that leads te the bosom of the mother church aping the Ritualists of England A Romisl party has risen in tho American church and Its Jesuitical methods art delivering the church over to Roman hierarchy It has become a fad In England antiI the United States for Ritualists of 1m mense wealth to Join the R C church until the Episcopal church In both these countries is a hot bed of Roman CatholicismOf the religious fad is the most virulent and the aplsts to keep the social and rellgous pace set fox them will sacrifice conviction silence reason and betray country to keep in the swim England never did heartily espouse Protestantism Scotland and the oth er Protestant countries of Europe forced the breach with Rome and England consented in a halfhearted Church of England was always- a giant imposture It never stood for anything and was the result of a dla bolical and base court intrigue- J M Davidson In speaking of the founding of the English Blue beard Henry VIII the first Defender of the Faith came to upset that very faith of which the Holy Father had stituted him titular Defender is one of the strangest and most disreputa ble stories to be found in the pages of universal history How any Anglican High or Low Broad square or perpendicular can contemplate the or igin of his National Zion and the un savory character of its first Head without feelings of revoke and abhor rence passes the wit of man There was a ritualistic crisis in Eng land recently and one Is now near atI hand In the American church The Roman party is composed of the ecclesiastical politicians of the church councils and so adroitly have they usurped power that the majori ty of the laity have been unaware of their betrayaliThis Romish party dally grows more aggressive 11 1 They publish now a monthly paper at GarrlsonontheHuddon called the are no dark lantern methods about The Lamp it openly comml Itself to a policy of reunion with following editorial speaks of Itself The Lamp says Protestants who glory In their sec tartan divisions yes and Anglicans who glory in their separation from the Apostolic See glory In their shamel Where lies the remedy save to acknowledge the error our fathers made four hundred years ago and by concerted action to take the necessa measures which will In duo time heal our schisms and make us Catholi Indeed by reconciling us to the Univ sal Father of Christendom and reun sting us with the Holy Roman churc the Mother and Mistress of all churches In which resides the scatI of supreme authority the center of Catholic unity the chair of the bless ed apostle Peter to whom our said Thou art Peter and on LordI rock I will build my church and gates of hell shall not prevail against It The Terminus ad Quem of the Ox ford movement seems to us to be b logical and divine necessity the submission of the English church to the supreme authority of the Holy Sec and Gods way of accomplishing this is to multiply the Catholics within the Anglican fold until they possess the sanctuary and are able to redellvi the keys of the kingdom wrested br force from him into the hands of St Peter to whom oUt Lord original gave them The Lamp instructs the faithful how to say the rosary in the follow Ing manner I salute thee Holy Mary daughter of God the Father and entreat thee to obtain for us a devotion like thine own to the most sweet will of God Holy Mary mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour o- flour death Amen salute thee Virgin Mother of God and Son ana entreat thee to ob tain for us such union with the Sa cred Heart of Jesus that our own hearts may burn with love of God and an ardent zeal for the conversion of souls Hall Mary etc I salute thee Immaculate Spous of God the Holy Ghost and entree thee to obtain for us such yielding of ourselves to the Blessed Spirit that we may never grieve Him In thought word or deed but in all things He may direct and rule our hearts Hal Mary etc No edict from a Romish Cardina or from the Vatican was ever mor severely Romish than the above ye t the Episcopal church poses as the protestant Episcopal- A demand for an American Pope Is loudly made In the current issue of the Church man a leading Episcopal paper a chief executive for the Eplscopa church Is demanded In a leading ar Icle which declares that a chief ex cutlvo is as necessary for a churcl as for a nation The smooth shaven cassocked clergy of the Episcopal church that have In tltuted1 orders of monks and nuns among them are The Paullst Fath Iers and the Fathers of the Holy gross whose superior is Father J O S Huntington son of the Bishop ol Central New York and their methods ire the same as those of the Roman- Ism Paullst Fathers and Jesuit mis ilonarles Catholic clubs are being formed in the P E church where clergy and liaty are required to pledge hemselves to promote the union with tome and acquire valuable real tate to be the property of the church The proposition to change the name of the church to the American Cath die church has been defeated in a majority of the diocesan conventions the past year but the star chamber Jesuit policy will be pursued until the rotestant Episcopal church is ellm lated from the denominational calen arTo couple the words American and Catholic from a religious point of view Is a travesty As well couple the words false truth free delivery and iclous virtue To a good Catholic the deadly rand of heresy is upon all the wis dom patriotism and sacrifice of the founders of the Republic from Wash igton the quasi Episcopalian to Jef srson an Infidel and Paine the Deist American principles have nothing hatover to do with religion of any tHe and to aid in increasing the ower of Rome In the American Republic Is to play the role of Benedict IArnod and toll a viper around the libertyI a leader In the ntlrltuallst movement in England came to the United States a few tldoIOfwas to Vicar Fllllngham by the headlight of the Episcopal church Bishop H IPotter of New York CI lh Cooperstown N Y C FHHnghai Vicar of Hexton England Dear SIrIn the public prints of yesterday I find a letter from you ad dressed to me and later this leller reached me through the mall You call yourself a clergyman of the Church of England A clergyman Is usually a gentleman and aware that he may not print a private letter until Its receipt has been acknowledged by the person to whom It is address That you are a lunatic Is more llkel for only a lunatic could suppose that a church In New York is govorm by the laws of the Church of England or that you could compel me to force or obey the laws of the Church of England The rector of St Ma the Virgin possesses my respect and confidence and though his modes of worship may be as little to my taste as to yours he is not following them without my privity or knowledge I have advised him therefore to app 1for a detail of police and have Instruct him In case you or your followe venture In any way to Interrupt or terfere with the services to Girect the police to throw you and your asso elates into the street Happily we have a law In the State of New York which deals summarily and effectual with disturbers of the public worship Very truly yours H C POTTER Bishop of New York This letter Is a fine expose of the lovely Christian spirit and type of Protestantism possessed by this Bis op and It would have been appropi ate for him to have ordered the singling throughout his diocese of the be the tie that binds Our hearts In Christian love The fellowship of kindred minds Is like to that above This Is the Vicars reply to Blsho of New York Fifth Avenue Hotel New York Bishop Potter Cooperstown N Y Rt Rev SIr I am In receipt of your very violent and Insulting letter of yesterday date I suppose so extraordinary a professional Christian minister You are or affect to be unawar that open letters are frequently writ ten to public men You are also aj parently unaware that the church of which you aro an officer has declared that she has no Intention of differ In anything from the doctrine disci pllne and worship of the Church of England I suppose that you are atsi unaware Ahe fact that the ritual o ast Virgin does differ frpn that doctrine and worship I will ot follow you In your own choice expres slons and describe this as lunacy but It is certainly a singular exhibl lon of Ignorance I note that you ondone and are privy to the lllegall les and Idolatry practiced by the rector of St Mary the Virgin I also note pour threat of physical violence thai ou a minister to throw us Into the streets but I can assure you that threats will affect those who art prepared not only to act but to suffer In the cause of ProtestantismVery R C FILLIGHAM Rector of Hexton In a recent Issue of Munseys Mass znle the Bishop of Fou du Lac Rt tar Charles Grafton has an article showing the set of the current In the Episcopal church He begins his ar tale with this statement God Is a Ituallst What a Bishop does not know about God is not worth knowing and this one settles at once the question of the religious proclivities of the Deity The picture of this prelate with a cries of ecclesiastical titles appears vlth the article The Bible says man Is made In the Image of God Not presuming to express an opln Ion on the facial beauty of a sort God made In his Fathers Image we annot refrain from saying if the cos nine of the DIety Is like unto that of the uptodate ritualistic Bishop Is stunning In the extreme for sure Solomon In all his glory was not rrayed like one of these It does seem that after donning all their ecceslastlcal millinery and rega- lIa with flowing petticoats and belaced and befurbelowed robes there would be little time left to worship tho Lord In the beauty of holiness souls or make overtures to the Pope of of the laity of the Episcopal church are the victims of a gigantic conspiracy but the tide to omanlsm is now running too high and too strong to be checked The Ity have been too busy laying up treasure on earth and calling themselves miserable sinners to recog nlzo the serpent that has coiled itself about their altars The signs of the times portend that- the doom of the Anglican church Is sealed and that In the near futuro will cease to exist and Its name come obselete otk r1wI l Its clergy with some exceptions wlll be safely landed In the Roman com munlon together with the ritualist enthusiastic and religious aplsts but largely the majority of the laity will drift to Rationalism Despite the established church R0 man Catholicism Is now the power be hind the throne of England and wherever the Episcopal church has a foot hold run the threads of papal dlplo ritualists in England are trying to altar the Coronation oath and the declaration against the Transubsta tlonThey are striving to open the throne of England to a romanist To repeal the Bill of Rights to throw open the office of Lord High Chancelor of England and Lord Lieutenant of Irelar to Roman Catholics and to open dlpl matlc relations with the Vatican Tbey have succeeded In passing the Edu catlonal Bill forcing the people to pay taxes to support ritualistic teach- Ings In the schools delivering the cause of education Into the hands of the clergy Ritualism Is the same In the United States that It Is In England and Its alliance with Rome Is fraught with danger to American Institutions- Is It not time we were asking what this coalition with Rome means and what influence it will have on the des tiny of the Republic A pebble can change the current of a might an enemy In open honorabl battle than one in ambush The Episcopal church is dally provo Ing Itself a traitor to our governmer that has protected Its religious libe ty and even robbed Its loyal citizen by releasing It from taxation Roman Catholicism and Angle Rlt uallsm are one and the same thing and they stand together opposed to freedom of conscience opposed to the separation of church and state op posbd to the education of the masses ant are both stanch defenders of the divine right of kings Like the wooden horse of the Greek before the walls of Troy they are full of armed enemies to the America of Protestantism the drifting to Rome and the pact Federation of all Roman Cathc lie organizations Is evolving tine re llglous Armageddon of the futur which will be between Rome and Ra tionalism If the Temple 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