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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 1T 1 d TTTjlOJLU uRls8 BLADEEDI IisbA slQaurlTHE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADYAXOM VOLUME XIV NUMBER 6 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY JULY 9 E 305 1100 YEARii TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers 50 cents each 250 for five Terms100 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 addressi say whether yu are a new or old sub Bffiife QJu Office of publication 153 W Short St Lexington Kentucky t Entered at the post office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall Mat ter Address all communications to BLUE GRASS GLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 AN ATLAS FOR 100 The Great Northern Railway has sued an Atlas of pages containing uptodate maps of Iowa Wisconsin Mlnneasota North and South Dakota Montana Idaho Washington British Columbia Oregon Kansas Missouri Nebraska Wyoming Colorado Alaska Hawaii Japan Phllllpino Islands China the United States and of the addition to this the Atlas con tains vamablo statistical information relative to the states named above 4 is printed on the very best quality of paper shows the lines of tho Great Northern Railway and is in every way a commendable work This Atlas will be distributed at the actual cost of production and will be sent to any address upon receipt of 1 Address F WHITNEY Pass Traf fic Manager Great Northern Railway St Paul Minn 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 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 t greatly reduced expenditure of money and not only see the Exposition Itself but view the wonder of our Western scenery and witness the great resources of the Northwest and the op portunities afforded The Great North J ern 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 Send us a club of five nbucrih era for the Blade at 50 cents each We want to increase the Circulation of this paper several thous and copies this spring Do your part t 1 EFEVIDRI EATONS OFFER Dr Eaton editor of the Baptist Rec order at Louisville has offered a re vard of a hundred dollars for any discovery that militates against the truth of the Bible and that has been made since 1850 While am not a contestant for this munificent prize and especially as Dr Eaton composes the awarding com mltteo can give some instances of such discovery Prior to 1850 as I can personally re member the belief that the first man was named Adam and that ho was made out of dust about years ago was practically universal throughout Charles Darwin has dem onstrated to tho satisfaction of the educated world that man has existed millions of years and is a gradual development from a lower order of 1850 there has been made the larger part of tho discovery that many animals have existed that were so large that they could not have been gotten Into Noahs ark Sinco 1850 the University of Penn sylvania has discovered the city of Nipper and said that the city was built 13000 years ago and that the city had in it a museum of antiqui ties Since 1850 the body of Rameses has been found entombed in a monu ment to him with all indications that he died a natural death and was bur led by thousands of living admirers His body was exhibited at the Chi aagofairwandtaltonbaclttoCuirorlA Egypt where I saw it and recognized it as the same body I saw at Chicago This Rameses is the Pharoah who ruled Egypt when the Jews left there and he is said to have been miraculously drowned In the Red Sea In 1850 the story of the miraculous destruction of Jericho by Joshua and the story of Lots wife were almost universally believed to be literally true Now am one of the thousands of people who have been there and have seen that Jericho was never anything but a little mud village of not more than two or three hundred very poor inhabitants and that there are no stones there that ever were in tho walls said to have been blown down by rams horns As for the stofy of Lots wife while it is to the interest of the people ing there to find all Bible antiquities nobody living thero knows of any such thing or believes there ever was any pillar of salt Into which tho wo man was changed- In the same way every thing there indicates that tho story of Sodom and Gomorrah is all mythical In 1850 the common Idea about Jerusalem was that an air of sacredness pervaded the whole city Now it Is known to thous ands of people to contain moro fraud and imposture than any other city In tho world Prominent among these impositions aro the graves of Adam and of Jesus Christ in the heart of the city of 50 feet of each other when Jesus was really buried outside of tho walls of Jerusalem and no intelligent man now believes there over was such a man as Adam In 1850 all Christendom taught that all heathens were necessarily benight ed and the depraved because they had not the Christian religion and tho churches sang Tho heathen In their blindness bow down to wood and it Is understood that the Japanese who are heathen atheists are the most superior people on earth and that the Russians tho custodians of the Christian religion aro tho worst people on earth In 1850 practically all Americans believed from reading the Bible that slavery was right Now nobody believes It ever was right including Dr Eaton himself In 1850 everybody believed that thero was a hell of fire and brimstone and the large majority of tho people believed there was Just such a hell down in tho earth Now nobody believes In a hell of that kind and among Christians it is J i J l4j fI now commonly believed that the is no hell of any kind it In Egypt thoy showed mef the Splnx a combination of nature and art tho most learned men In the world on that subject said its tad been worked on 7250 years ago fnd there were the hieroglyphics tha ey read showing how they got the r or matlon ant the Splnx wasaument to a religion that was ve nld when the Sphinx was new an ltls religion seems to have toG ithe doctrine of the resurrection whJK is thought to be distinctive of the tlnn religion Hi Very great discoveries hav en made since 1850 Indicating th he Bible Is not true while Dr on would not even try to show t in that time any discovery had n made showing that it is true BRISTOL MINISTERS WON INVITE SAM i ES r Turn Down Request of Board of de To Ask Him to Conf duct a Revival J Bristol Tenn Juno 19Des e a request from the Blstol of Trade that the Ministers Assol ton invite the Rev Sam Jones the or gla evangelist hero to hold aIvalmeeting In the great tabernaclp ich has recently used by the an Baptists for their national confejjnce the association consisting of out twentyfive members today rt ted the proposition The matter w dis cussed at length and the didion became animated between the far orlng those opposing the prop ttou Among those opposing the prylion were several of the more pit nent ministers The resolution ally adopted was to the effectth this was not the proper tithe tM bler nacle not the properaplac the Rev Sam Jones n to hold such a meeting The people have been a long time in finding out the true character of the man Sam Jones but it is gratify ing to the better class of people that they have at last done so His name that was once on almost every tongue and pen is at last al most unheard No man In America has done more to vitiate the public morals than has the man Sam Jones upon whom for the coarest buffoonery the public has bestowed a large fortune upon which he lives in luxury sixteen carriages being a part of his domestic acton trements His daughter figures in a divorce suit and Sam Small who has been a satellite of Jones has had a daughter similarly notorious and Small himself has been disgraced by drunkenness though under the manipulation of Jones at one time a great temperance apostle With all the money that has been lavished upon Jones and with the millions of people who have listened to him no one can point to any good that Jones has done or any thing that he has said that is calculated to ele vate humanity TO BE BURIED IN MUD Dr James Tanner will Test a New Theory For thirty Days Indianapolis June 23 Dr James Tanner who demonstrated several years ago that tho New Testament account of the fortyday fast of Jesus Christ was not physically impossible by himself fasting for the same per iod is to be burled for a period of thirty days at Mudlavla Fountain county the object being to prove that by chemical action of the earth a form of energy Is generated by which life is evolved or sustained Tho idea originated with Henry T Kramer and when he explained it to Dr Tanner he fell In with it and offered to de monstrato its truth Dr Kramer calls tho energy radioactivity and con tends that it will sustain life indefl nately Dr Tanner took up tho study at Kramers suggestion and became convinced that tho theory is tanable and an arrangement was immediately entered Into for its demonstration A grave eight feet deep Is to be dug in tho mud and in this Dr Tanner is to bo burled and will remain for thirty days hope some friend of tho Blade will keep trace of the experiment and Inform me about it i WHY GOOD PARENTS OFTEN HAVE BAD CHILDREN Rev Dr Hemphill In Lecture Last Night Attributed Moral Traits to Heredity and Lack of Parentlal Restraint At Calvary Presbyterian Church last night the Rev Dr John Hemphill delivered a lecture taking for his topic Why do good parents have bad children Dr Hemphill said that he had a puzzling question to answer and that in no event did ho believe that his answers would satisfy his hearers He said that a was the fact however which history bore out that bad children Invariably had good par Hemphill quoted Aaron Burr an an example of a bad son of good par ents his father having been the presi dent of Princeton College Another reference was made by the preacher to Robert Ingersoll whoso father ho said was minister and whose mater ial grandfather was also of the church Referlng to the famous Infi del Dr Hemphill Said Was there a more desperate unbeliever in all this land than he Exalted to heaven in private life and cast down to hell In stated that it was im possible to bring a child back to propriety once he relinquished the chains of the parents faith Have spoken too severely to you If so it is the severity of truth and the severity of truth in kindness I am not your enemy You aro run ning an awful risk deliberately to eternal perdition tho moment you cast yourself looso from the religlop of your father It Is like the Robert Ingersoll who broke away from a Christian home thoroJsno salvxUjan IV is like walking the tightrope over Niagara Falls Yeu may reach the other side in safety uuton your return you will Indubitably make a mis step and you are lost Do you pre sume too much Repent Turn back young man from serving the devil and resolutely set your face toward your fathers and mothers heaven The above from the San Francisco Examiner was sent me by an Infidel for criticism- If Dr Hem hlll believed that his answers would not satisfy his hear ers and his hearers are ordinarily intelligent people it must have been because he did not believe his answer were satisfactorily to reasonable people and he should not have made such answersIf is true that bad children In varlbly have good parents it seems that good parents would so often have bad children that good people should avoid having children The worst thing in the life of Aaron Burr was that he killed Hamilton in a duel Henry Clay one of the Idols of Amer- Ica an Episcopalian Christian at tempted to kill in a duel John Ran dolf one of the purest and most moral of men Clay shot at Randolf the ball passing through Randolfs cloak Ran dolf discharged his pistol up in the air and said Mr Clay you owe me a new cloak Parton Is his lifo of Randolf says that for twenty years Randolf was never Inside of a church The father of Robert Ingersoll is only known to tho world as being the father of a great Infidel Whero live In Kentucky Presbyterians especially preachers were fa mous for their cruelty to negro slaves Robert Ingersoll fought against slavery and his denunciation of the liquor traffic stands as one of the American gems of oratory Rev Ingersoll Is not on record as having ever said anything against li quor or slavery nor can Rev Hemp hill tell of any good thing that Rev Ingersoll ever said or did IngersoTs devotion to his wife and children and their devotion to him is such that preachers have instanced his familys extreme suffering at his death to show the hopelessness of fidelity Tho Rev Ulysses Grant Sutherlin of the Christian church Is now un der trial on the border of Kentucky charged with having killed his wife by hanging her and he admits that he choked her I do not know the meaning of tho t jif ta5h word desperate as applied to an unbeliever and do not see why Suth erlin is more truly a desperato believer than Ingersoll was a desperato unbelieverI met Ingersoll three times twice being the guest of himself and family They were nice and kind peo pIe and I never heard a word of un kindness from any of them and in all that has been printed against him I have yet to hear of any immorality that he ever advocated or of any unkindness that he spoke of any body If no man had ever cast himself loose from the religion of his father there would not be a Christian on earth today All of those who are now Christians would be Jews or gans Dr Hemphill Is a Presbyter- Ian only because some of his ancestry cast himself loose from the rell gion of the Roman Catholic church and there would never have been any Roman Catholic church if that church had not cast Itself loose from the Greek Catholic church now represented by Russia the most hated country in all the world- I was at Niagara In 1859 the earI that Blandin walked the tight there He walked it from the Ameri can side over Into Canada and then walked back carrying a man H did not indubitably make a false step and was not lost but wasI welcomed back to his American side as a hero It seems to me that Ingersoll and Lincoln both Infidels walked the tightrope safely Robert Ingersoll was cremated and all of his physical nature that remains is a handful of ashes in an urn at his home The balance of him in gases and fluids is scattered all over the earth and is in millions of men and women and animals and birds and insects and trees and flowers some of him in the body of Rev Hemphill and some of him in mine How then can it bo possible that he is uo11With of morals and all the accounts of vices that hi our newspapers and books today Is it possible that learned Presbyterian clergyman can find nothing better t satisfy his hearers than telling them how Ingersoll is burning in hell When the Bible was written every body believed that the earth was a flat plain and that the heaven was an other plain below the earth In those days it was common to believe that a man might be exalted to heaven and cast down to hell and the church burnt Bruno and Imprisoned Galileo for telling them that the was round and now all worldI people understand that there such thing as up to heaven and down to hell It Is impossible that Rev Hemphlll is now converting people to Christianity by telling them about Ingersoll hellAre people who are converted t Christianity by a belief in hell ac tuated by any moral motive and ar such people likely to bo hood people- I have been a preacher and then an Infidel propagandist I have seen and am familiar with the country in which the Christian religion originated I have no reasonable doubt that I hav been In the place cut out of the rock in which Jesus was born and that I have walked over the ground on vary where he was crucified and have been in the sepulcher where he wa burled and that none of these Is the place shown by the Christians of t day and for centuries past as the place where he was born crucified and burled I am probably older than Dr Hemp hill and It can hardly bo possible that he has had so extensive and varied re ligious experience as I have had Chicago June 4Durlng a thun der storm today three churches were struck by lightning and two of them completely destroyed The storm was the worst of the season and besides the churches several other buildings were struck and damaged The total occasioned by the lightning is estimated at 200000 The two churches destroyed were Unity church In Oak Park and Sacramento Avenue Methodist Episcopal church Sacramento avenue and Adams street North Engelwood Con gregatlonal church Fiftyninth and La Salle streets was also struck but the damage was slight acme the storm passed over the city tho churches were empty and no loss of life occurred JJ PAINES GRAVE New Rochelle Agitated by a Proposl flan to Have it Cared For by The Municipality New Rochelle a fashionable suburb of New York is much worked up over 1talce 1runto have been one of the keepers at LIbby Prison IAs an admirer of Paine Capt Lloyd forty years has been the selfcon IItor custodian of the monumentlhas reached his 86th year and that the infirmities of age are ginning to tell on his once rugged con stitution he feels compelled to retire Yet he feels unwilling to give up hisIselfimposed duty until he is assureduthat it shall be attended to by some 1 other responsible party His desire is that the municipality shall accept the monument of the author of The Agevof Reason as a public charge and care for it In perpetuity A great change has taken place in public opinion since Paine was buried at the beginning of the last century Then such a feeling prevailed against his teachings that the Episcopalians would not allow him a grave in the churchyard and his followers buriedr ifstreetWhile much of this spirit iasP1ed away still there is a lively contro versy at New Rochelle over the propo anion Capt Lloyd Is dally gaining re petitlon1IIof aldermen will honor the onetime Infidel by taking over the care of his fmonument and proudly preserving it as a historic landmark The above is from the Lexington Leader and Is very significant The unreasonableness of the pains that have taken by this government to secure the remains of John Paul Jones who had the same religious theI J and the result is that the Lexington orthondoxy is now doing Paine Justice as haveodared to do twentyfive years ago howePaine told his daughter to die in the religion of her mother though Paine never had a daughter Paine is hero alluded to as a one time Infidel which I suppose means whatePaine would hardly be counted an In fidel at all now + tInexistences rot any God and hardly any intelligent theaBible I have been at tho graves and monuments of nearly all the most mous men and women in the including that of Jesus Christ fattears came Into my eyes on but only twice at any grave or ment have I pulled off my hat in rev erence though at some of these they made me pull off my hat through re IIspect for the dead and at others made mo it on for the same reason The only two places where I have voluntarily beared my head in rever enco were the grave of Paine and the monument at Rowen France where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake by English Christians tho head of ttorand has done a good work in his ser vice to the memory of Paine Order one or more of Dr Wilsons books on his trip to Rome Price There will bo only one edition and to be sure to get one you had better get In early with your order s- DOING GOOD Editor Moore I see that you have tabooed everything old and new under the sun except the subject of being good and doing good You have ripped all the chords from your harp save the good string and you are plunking on that one to beat the orchestra r It Is all right for bad people to turn a new leafnot a fly leaf but for one who has a reputation for virtue and was sent to the pen for being good to cry to the sky to rain down goodness is incomprehensible Has Old Rigor Mortis been mating to you that ho Is going to harvest you at the next cutting 8 Doing good Is all right keep right i keep right on at It but not do it In public A fellow cannot make a r business of being good he must just go on and let the good ooze out inci dentally and not cackle like a laying i1henabout the egg that she did or did not lay You do not drink nor smoke nor chow neither do I but tobacco Is distasteful to me and if I liked It would in all probability eat it like a boy does corn or a horse oats I am afraid of whisky as It Is too many for me when I drink it and I am too t many for it when I let It alone as I 4rhave for thirty years so the only way for me to keep the upper hand of old John Barleycorn Is to keep mouth off It You seem to be down on free love So am I at close quarters but j I like to read what Its advocates have to say and enjoy their attempts to be happy In their own way I keep the bargain that I made In matrimony by not bothering about the other fel lows wives except to read their do Ings In the papers when they got too gay But I am prejudiced against Ifthe word good I have had It dlngedI f r Into me all my life You have stopped using cuss words There you hare one the better of me for I would not part with my privilege of r letting off steam for a pretty sum It Is my safety valve and when I let oil steam In that way I feel better I feel better I would rather that you did not get so good People do not live long when they aro too angelic and I want you to keep in good mortal health for a long time yet I know that it must be terrible punishment for you to refrain from your worst of sins punning To have to keep from shortening your face when a chance t offers must be the worst of penance It Is an alluring sin and I fairly revel f in it and I do not like to hear you talk that way It sounds too much like the Ravens nevermoore Cheer up old fellow and fire the dumps out the window Never mind those solemn guys who are sitting like owls on WSb dead trees in the moonlight and nod ding their psendo wise blocks In the t r evening breezes Hold up your head and tell the summer zephyrs play on il your chin fringes for a while and you i jw1l feel better Be as good as you x but do not take In goodness as iiAthe washerwoman does the laundry hard work Let It come In ana 3 tflow out easy like I tried to be t once for a prize candyand goodI twIngless angel for one whole I a miserable dayand next day got a whipping for being too Insistent t my holy hive It Is a thankless Job All you want to do Is to sail on II even keel Trying to be good Is like walking with your eyes closed you may walk goodFq BENIG GOOD AND HAPPY a Forest City Iowa June 25 1905 Mr C C Moore r I am pleased to learn that you have decided to fill the Blade with advice to be good and make people happy rather than fill your paper with fault finding All people do just what they compelled to do by their surf itare and their natures But I you ate In an error when you at tempt to make people happy Some wise man has said That Happiness does not consist in what one paths But simply in being happy He t may look a certain way And see a thousand angels smile And another look the selfsame way And sea as many demons frown We have already too many damned rtiprIests and preachers trying or pre to try to make people hap py It is not my duty to make any one that which they are not r not want to be cause much mis ii rI 1cry All that I am required to do to let man and beast be happy sure to not be the cause of uncalled going to China make the Chinese happy as claimed caused a war The king of England tried to subjugate the Colon ies for the happiness and good of the Colonies The Colonies could not see it that way the result was a long and bloody war- I did not go Into the army to malteI the negro happy But I went proj vent the whites from making negro happy I like the wording of he the golden rule by Confucius better than the wording of the golden rule by Christ Confucius says Do not unto others Christ says Do unto he others It Is not what we do not do to others that causes so much unhappiness as what we do No man was ever hanged for what he did not do to another It Is not for me to choose a course for anyone to pursue to se cure happiness I know a man near eighty who enjoys pitching horse siioes I enjoy playing checkers ISAAC CONNER A paper filled with faultfinding would do no good and I may have done too much faultfinding but In to trying to promote morals It Is just as necessary to reprove the faults of men as it is to commend their virtues Both should be done I have gone further than almost anybody in saying that men were only what their surroundings make them but we must remember that we are a part of the surroundings of other men and We must use our influence for their good If It were not possible for us to affect the natures of other peo pIe it would be folly to try to make any body better Wo must not attempt to make people happy In the sense of forcing them to be happy that could not be done But the desire for happiness Is universal and when we mean by making people happy Is to show them how they can be happy If we can do so I think It is abundantly demonstrat ed that happiness does not consist in what one hath Jesus taught Luke 1215 for a mans life conslsteth not In the abun dan e of the things that ho possess eth and Diogenes and other Stoics had taught the same thing long before Jesus was born Jesus was a StoIc though like some other Stoics he enjoyed good living and did little or no work and like the Socialists of day did harm In teaching that poverty Is a virtue and being rich a crime All men should try to gain wealth as far as they can honestly do and use it to do good with but money Is not necessary in doing good Being happy by simply being happy does not mean anything You can not be happy without doing something- It Is true that we to a great extent see angels or demons according to uito way we look at the world but we must look at the world as It is I and not as we would have It to be Still I think we can by reasoning from our experiences often make the world look brighter than we generally do and we ought to make It look brighter If we can All priests and preachers fall in any attempt to make people happy except that small number of priests and preachers who do as the Infidel Cart negie says they ought to do think more of the homes on earth and less of the homes in heaven There are some good priests and some good preachers and we must try to enlist them in our work of doing good You warn me against printing your letter differently from the way you have written It and In different places you have written It so that your meaning is not clear and I let it remain so and I guess at what you mean and leave others to do the same If you mean by the word duty that which promotes your own happiness I think It is your duty to try to make other people and animals happy and you simply cannot be happy unless you do this- Brahmanlsm Is the most beautiful of all the religions and one of its principle features is that men must be good to animals No man can be good to men who is cruel to animals Roosevelt deserves credit for being a leader In the Peace Congress but his bear hunting was a bad example One of the brutallzlnc influences of this country is the trap shooting of are in the higher sense of the word required to do all that you can make man and beast happy though Ito civil law acting wisely only re quires that you shall not do any thing to male them miserable IThe Christian missionaries In China committed In the late war with that country one of the blackest crimes known to history The King of England in trying to subjugate us was doing less wrong than when we subjugated the Philip pines There were only two things that could have Justified you In going into Federal army One was to keep IIthe white man from making the ne unhappy but a much greater and one would have been to make the negro happy Strange as It may seem your own statement Is only one of the many confirmations of the fact that the Northern soldier did not fight for the negro but against the white man The freeing of the negro was the only excuse for the war and I have yet to hear any Federal soldier say to fought to free the negro not even theIof will to a Federal soldier of Confucius gave his version of the golden rule 500 years before Jesus was born and really both forms of It are necessary to complete tho Idea but I like the form of it as given by Jesus a little better than that given by Confucius It Is principally what wo do that causes happiness and mere happiness but we cause unhappiness to others and to ourselves by not doing Pitching horse shoes and playing checkers are all right I used to love play chess and backgammon espec lally with my wife for then It made no difference to me which sIde won LETTERS OF FROM MISSOURI Northvlew Mo June 27 1905tR Editor Moore and Publisher Hughes Esteemed sIrsSince I quit the church here I have had a few convert sational debates I have been argue ing that a belief in the Bible does not deter from wrong doing or Impel to doing good and that Infidels are as good as Christians But here comes the parson with tl statement that there are more Infidels In the Missouri penitentiary than Christians and his brethren thing he fPleaseand comment and I will circulate It among the brethren and send the par son a marked copy iIf I knew you would publish It I would enclose the money for copIes to my address If you publish it send mo copies and I will remittYours respecfullyJ Northvlew Mo June 27 1905 Editor of B G B Esteemed SIrRev Hooten of the Christian order delivered a lecture at the church here last Saturday night on the Criminals of MlssourjI He stated that thero were about 400 Baptists 500 Methodists and a great er per cent of Infidels than ChrIstIans- In the Missouri penitentiary but onlj a little over 100 belonging to his own church the Christian Respecting the parsons statement about things concerning his Interest am a Missourian and will have to be cited This same parson made Prohibition speeches here before the campaign and censured and abused both old parties for catering to the whisky ele ment Before these speeches quit ringing In the ears of the people and to the surprise of every body that had any confidence in the sincerity of ho parson he accepted the nomination I for representative of my country at the hands of the Republican party and made demagogue speeches if his speeches were correctly reported to me A party told me that he had heard him advise the people to vote her straight from Constable to Roosevelt swallow her whole grease or no grease when ho knew that one of the state nominees was a brewer The parson was elected and went into the canvass when he knew the two men that were to be caucused on were both catering to this whisky ment Neldrlnghaus divided with Mr Busch In St Louis and Kerous was a brewerSo see I have some reason for questioning the parsons statement and I want Brother Moore to ment on said parsons statements as ho is somewhat acquainted with peni tentiary convicts J S CANTRILL The copies containing this will cost you 5 cents Please send the money by express or money order reg istered as the Blade Is in need of money and we would hate to lose that much all at one time One hundred members of the Christian or Campbelllte church In the penitentiary In Missouri I would guess would bo about the right proportion as there aro about 5 times as many Baptists and Methodists as the proportion of Infidels to Christians tho following to tho best of my knowledge and belief is true was a convict In the penitentiary at Columbus Ohio There were In that time prisoners making It the largest number of convicts in any penitentiary In the world- I was the only avowed Infidel In the whole penitentiary It was my duty to take a prominent part in edit- Ing the prison paper tho 0 P News and I had access to tho books of tho prison and very extraordinary opportunities for knowing tho opin lIons of the convicts most religion I ever saw In one place except In Jerusalem was In that penitentiary but the religion of Jeru salem Is divided among 500000 Inhab- Itants so that there was not so much each Individual as in the Ohio pen particulars I refer toImy dear old friend Hon E G Springfield Ohio who was warden the penitentiary when was there If there was any other Infidel about the establishment when I was there that I could find ho was the man IIwas outside almost as much as was Inside and the Ohio penitentiary was ono of the most pjeasant and pro fitable experiences of my life Old Col Coffin a soldier In the Federal army In the civil war has visited me at my house since I was in his ward and I regard him as one of the very best men I ever knew- I theIhave made much inquiry into proportion of Infidels and Christians In the penitentiary and have found the proportion of Infidels In them phenomenally small I do not believe the Rev Hooten can find In tho souri penitentiary 5 men who will state over their own signatures properly certified by any civil official that they are Infidels and I challenge him to try It and will print in theI Blade any report he will make to meHis Inconsistency In politics is toot common for comment Please do notr forget to send that 5 cents when you get the 5 papers We ned the manf eyJHagerstown Md June 1905JFriend MooreIFelix L Oswold M D of Dover N H has kindly mailed me compli mentary copies of his matchless bookI Physical Education or Tho HealthI Laws of Nature stating that York crank soclety excluded It fromI Its libraries and destroyed the copies on hand because of its anti Christlan tendency and adding I have sent a copy to Ann Arbor Mich and an other to San Franclscd and yourI home Is the best safe deposit In thec South I can think ofcThe Popular Science Monthly Philadelphia Press New York Herald anaJ Boston Commonwealth have each highly commended tho book and I never read a better book myself ItJ concise lucid l9glcal and thoroughly Rationalism It aggressively and unanswerably attacks both medical and theologi cal superstitions at their very citadel Its perusal will promote health longevity and Rationalism hence Rationalists should read and circulate 11Rationaliststen for which its author merits credit It Is brim full of facts lagleI science and eloquence Every Rationalist should aid culation Ever yours for progress D WEBSTER GROH Felix D Oswald is a splendid man He was a soldier under Maxlmllllan saw In a New York paper a statement that It was feared he had been murdered for his money I hope the above note Indicates that the report was IncorrectIITho opportunity for the man of lit tie means Is probably better today In the prairie states of the Southwest than ever before In the history of the nation The chance of preemptying claims or of taking up lands under government laws is gone and will not return again It is different kind of opening which lies before the settler and Its promise Is of exceeding brightness Its best opportunity Is shown In the great Southwest where the trans formation is going on and where the conditions of soil and climate Is In harmony with the warm skies and temperate winds To the man who Is not satisfied with his condition the Southwest has an inviting future Along the lines of the Missouri Kansas Texas Railway there are vast areas of unimproved lands awaiting willing hands to make them yield the bountiful crops which the land Is capable Thero Is a need of stores factories and new business of every description It is tho finest kind of an opportunity In the finest section of the United States The Southwest Is unexcelled for tho variety and fer tility of its soilsfor its climate Its people are progressive and uptodate and educational facilities elseIwhereThe M K T Ry has no lands for sale but is interested in building up this productive country It Is believed that the Southwest has brighter prospects and offers better opportun ices than any other section Seeing is believing For that reason the Southwest courts Investigation of the conditions as they exist Anyone de slrous of learning more of the South west will do well to address George tlClcotjagent jm I t I 4BEAUTY SPOTSIMINNESOTA LAKE PARK REGION 1 LAKE MACDONALD MONTANA LAKE CHELAN WASHINGTON BEAUTIFUL PUGET SOUND PIUVILEOIISIAVAIL YOURSELF OF STOPOVER WHILE OH YOUR WAY TO THE Lewis Clark ExpositionVIA THE Great Northern Railway THE COMFORTABLE WAY For or Information ReprnenUtlT tea Great Northern SOOLETF L WHlTflET Puar Traffic M uorx HOW TO DO GOODAND BE HAPPY VInton Ia Juno 1905 nine Grass Blade The true principle to live happily to be Just to our selves according to Gods plan of Salvation Now God only sees his just the nature of our heart on the sideIam obeying God as Timothy 410 andI 5 1920 tells to save our unjust heathen enemy of our own household and the way this fools heart of out first Adams nature Is saved Is bj keeping our clrcumscislon mouth stop from doing work for rIghteous- ness By doing good to ourselves accord- Ing to truth it is fulfilling all the law and the prophets The reason so many are sickly ant unhappy Is because of not first seek the kingdom of God etc which Is obtained by converting or changing former mode of serving God which he winked at before the cross Read Ephesians note verses 22 Mr Editor you can act your pleasure about setting my name to this CHASE I leave the heading that you wrote- I cannot understand the printers tract you wrote and sent me I wany Christians to take Interest in what I am trying to do but I want them to write about being good and happy In this world and this present because I do not believe we will live in any other world There are some good morals in the Bible and there are good people whc believe in religion as you do but I do not believe the Bible and do not be Hove in any religion if we except that of which Paine spoke when he said To do good is my religion and want Christians and Infidels to com bine In telling us how we may be gooc and happy now in this present life It Is true that we ought to do good Ito advance our own happiness but simply be Just to ourselves and do ing good to ourselves without trying to make others happier will not make us read in Phillpplans that Christians are told that they must not be selfish but must try tc help others There are many good morals in the New Testament that we ought all tc try to practice and it is all right tc quote these In telling how to be good but there Is nothing in believing the supernatural part of the Bible that can make any body better or happier BAD MARRIAGES Pontalc Illinois Jan 28 1905 C C Moore You want people to wrlto on happiness I give my knowledge as U myself Married people are not mated as they should be Their passions force many people to marry entirely too young and there Is too much lyIng and deception They never tell the truth and carry the lie to their graves Jealousy Is among American people a cause of many suicides and it h caused by poor mating People would be happier if they got rid of their wild oats beforo marrying Semple argued that in one 1Etta She Is a smart woman and Mrs Henry and Mrs Closz too It Is a pity thero are not more smarl womenI give Mrs Henry 5000 If she will come to Pan ale and deliver five lectures to the women and men ol this place- I enclose 100 to help you out JOHN S HOLMAN Bad mating is one of the prominent causes of unhappIness In our country and It occurs from what you men tion and from the fact that so many people marry for money I have long been saying that Instead of suppressing Intelligent publication upon this subject as the government seems Inclined to do on the ground fthat it is obscene literature the ernment should have a department for gaining and printing and circulating information on this subject at theu minimum cost But so much Ignor t ance and Immorality on this subject ofIprinted on the subject j IProper and rational marriage is one of the greatest of all blessings while marriage that is tho opposite of this Is one of the greatest of all curses If people would put into marriage as much good Judgment as they put Into other partnerships there would be comparatively few matrimonial mis fits ATLANTIC CITY EXCURSION Via QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE In connection with Big Four July 20th Ry Aug 3rd Ry Aug 10th Penn Lines Aug 17th Tickets good 12 days from date of sale Ask ticket agents for particu lars Send in your order for Dr 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St Louts and Kansas City and points in Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and tne Southwest Between Kansas City and points in Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast MemIphis 0 f rates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of the Company or to Passenger Traffic Department Commercial Bulldlnfl Saint Luis i SAYS POVERTY IS THE Manatee Florida June 1905 C C Moore Dear SirI have Just finished read ing the B G B of June and en Joyed the paper more than usual I am glad that you are going to force the delinquents of two and three years standing to pay up I hope you will run the paper In the future on a business basis and not publish 4000 copies on the receipts of 2000 subscribers just in order to have a large circulation It Is unjust to you as well as to the paying subscrib Iere enjoyed your expression on our duties and on the way to be happy subscriberstcan gain new Ideas from each ilWethat will be of much benefit and I believe that most every bong can be made happier by trying to mako others happier but that cannot give us perfect happiness There are many things that cause unhappiness Bad health is one great cause of un 7happiness Poverty Is another cause B G B of June 4th 3rd page 1st column you say neither wealth nor poverty have any bearing whatever on happiness I thought that the most absurd idea I I ever heard advanced by an Intelli gent person But It only shows how Incapable any man may bo of judg ing rightly of conditions which ho has never experienced I am convinced t that poverty Is one of the greatest of 4 the causes of unhappiness that exist rThe poor man with a large family a strong desire to give his I children good educations but Is pre vented by poverty He will not only be unhappy during r their boyhood days but In after life When ho sees them toiling at manual 1 labor and unable to cope with the educated in the business world the fact that he was not able to educate them will be a regret that he will never get over With many both men and women i defeat in love the loss of a compan ion or child by death creates an ach ing void this world can never fill and Ii they go through life though healthy and wealthy with heart aches that no one knows of or could ever guess Other happiness is ruined by the acts of some dear friend or relativ- who has done wrong and brought mjjjter1 upon himself and trouble upon nts rlerids ITo follow conscience Is a good rule happiness if our conscience have been properly trained I would advise the reading of The Royal Path of Life and The Voy- ageI of Life A study of those books will impress upon our minds grand Ideas and firmly fix in our minds many things which we may have al known a but never realizedIItTo keep us In the right we often to be forcibly reminded of what 1we already know but have became careless about I have seen trouble arise in a fam ily by one member being timid about antt Rather than run the risk of offend- Ing the others they tolerate their t faults and the longer tolerated the more disgusting they become until i finally they get angry and decide they will not put up with It any long er Then anger gives them courage to speak but it will not be In kindness Instead of a kind request to leave off the fault It will be a harsh demand which Is almost sure to create a feeling of resentment and Instead of leading to reasonable discussion is J more apt Ito lead to a quarrel and con ditions are made worse istead of bet ter So if there Is any thing offensive In the manners of a friend speak to him In time while you are able to f speak In reason and kindness and do not wait till you have become so dis gusted that you cannot speak to them without giving offense COOK Your letter Is a model of tho kind I want written to this paper and I join with you In the hope that scores of the papers friends will write to it upon this most important of all sub ie jects All will be happier by trying to make others happy but It will not give perfect happiness There Is noth- Ing perfect In the universe except mathematics The multiplication tar ble Is without a flaw Ypur letter dues for me exactly what you sayI such letters will do It suggests now ideas awakens dormant ones and confirms some that I had already en tertained It also suggests some about which still need further Information The statement that bad health Is a great cause of unhappiness would j seem to be plainly true but it Is not fr ysotp all cases I have seen many Jl j i ar j happyJandwere more y is reason for this Such people nearly always have the sympathy of others and they feel that tho re sponsibilities of life are largely re moved from them On the other hand I have had all my life exceptionally fine health and have It now and It Is getting If possible and while of betterI prize it and live so as to try serve It I cannot say that my makes me happy- I do not believe that poverty is es sentially a cause of unhappiness If a man lives so Improperly that pover ty Is a result then poverty is unhap piness but If the poverty is unavoidable I do not think It makes unhappi ness and there may bo cases where people enjoy a poverty that has sulted from doing right In my young days was a rich young man and I was no happier than I am now in more straightened circumstances- I have seen and know a great many rich people and a great many poor ones when I was a preacher I spent some years among the poorest people I have over seen and I now live among millionaires in one of the most favored countries in the world and it Is not my experience in a long lifes examination of the question that rich people are at all happier than poor ones and some of the happiest times of my life have been In the log cabin of the poor The happiest looking family that I have seen in many years was that of N B Grayson an Infidel living In a lob cabin out In a prairie in Okla homa One of the most delightful en tertainments I ever had was when I was a preacher at the house of an Infidel who had a cabin with only one room He had a good library and made his living by maldng cedar buckets the same trade that Jesus Christ worked at You can see about it in Behind the Bars One of the happiest nights of my life was spent In a cabin of one room and there was no body else there out in the wilder ness and the rain pouring down and dark as could be but a widow woman and her two pretty daughters They were most devout Christians of the twenltyI have always enjoyed eating and among the most delightful meals I have ever eaten was in that old log cabin IBehlngSome of the most uneasy and dis satisfied and uncomfortable people that I ever saw are rich people I suppose Rockefeller is quite an un happy man Ho has lately given away ten millions of dollars and I suppose will follow Carnegies example give away his money trying to get happy believe that the negroes at Quak eracre this Sunday morning are happier than the millionaires who live around me and I repeat that neither wealth nor poverty have any bearing whatever on our happiness- I suppose that If millions of dollars were offered me this morning I would take It and yet my better Judgment tells me that I would not be so hap py tonight if I should do so It is simply the instinct to love money that has grown upon us all until It Is second nature- I have had the desire and opportun ity to educate my children and have given them expensive educations which they all enjoy being of literary dispositions but they all crave more education just as people with money crave more money- Shakespeare Burns Henry Clay and Lincoln were all poor and all un educated except such education as any body can get from reading books and get much better and cheaper now than those great men could get I had a college education and it took me years to unlearn a great many things that my father paid a great deal of money to have me taught The demoralization from football and base ball at the colleges and universities of today does more to make young men unhappy than their costly educations can counteract Tolling at manual labor Is one of the greatest blessings of humanity and without some of it I should have been insane or a suicide Among the greatest of the harms tho Bible has done for the world Is Itsi teaching that manual labor is a cursei I do not think Rockefeller is cated Ho began business as a sew Ing machine agent One of the most prosperous of my neighbors is a negro Iicannever gone to college I believe Ii would now be a rich man but you probably would never have heard ofI am one of the thousands who have realized that defeat In love was a piece of good fortune to them You can see the full particulars in Be hind the Bars- Probably such a defeat made 5 ht1t r fli i Charles Dickens what he was and the death of a sweetheart made Wash ington Irving what he wa- sTe death of our first child at elev en years of age a curly headed girl put an ache In my heart that has been there over since have had but one wife We have been married nearly 40 years She has many large virtues and perhaps a few small faults but sho is more to worldIIt Is better to tell to our friends To follow conscience is what we should all do though In some In stances it seems possible that con science may mislead us That matter about reproving faults In our friends is a mOb delicate one and is often just as you say Our connivance at a fault In a friend may seem to him an approval of it and yet believe that more harm is done by telling persons of their faults than by Ignoring them- I judge others by myself I know of course that have faults but people who have been generous enough to Ignore them and have given me credit for some virtues that all have have done more to make me better than those who have blamed me For some months I have made sepclal fort to train myself Into better modes of thinking and speaking and I seem temporarily at least to have partly succeeded but what the future may be cannot tell used to see faults in others that would by force compel myself to Ig nore but the feeling would accumu late in me like water in a Johnstown dam until finally it would break loose and I would at one time give vent to all the bitterness that had been ac cumulating for months and the result would be worse than If I had said it all by degrees- have now for the present at least largely overcome that disposition and hope I shall be able to control myself In that respect but cannot tell It may sometimes seem to be gratifying to ourselves and to our friends to turn upon our enemies and berate them but If you want to sleep soundly at night and feel fresh when youI wake up In the morning dont do The Bible has some good In it and one of them is A thingsI swer turneth away wrath Take the Bible and print an edition of it that will eliminate ninetenths of it and the balance would be a good book If I live ten years longer I hope to publish a Bible about one tenth the size of the present one that will be nothing but the good part of the book printed In Its order fromGenesis to Revelations Inclusive of both In the exact language of the present Bible with book chapter and verse all as they are now In the Bible and It will be a good book that all ought to read Tell me what you all think about my getting out such a Bible and I will begin it now If your replies are en couraging It might though not be more than onetwentieth the size of the present Bible but It would have In It every thing In tho Bible that is good and there is good in it It would be neatly bound and would cost 100 Write me what you think about It and how many If any you would take LAMITYS HARPOON have received K Lamltys Har poon for June It Is edited by J S Bonner at Austin Texas It is conducted entirely in the interest of the liquor traffic and contains many and large and fine advertisements of saloons and other liquor speaks of himself as a preacher The paper Is not merely respectful to the Christian religion but It and its editor are devoutly religious He speaks of Jesus as the blessed Christ and his paper more abounds in expressions of his faith In God and religion than do some papers with which I exchange that are edit ed in the Interest of Christianity and the church Editor Bonner Is so Ignorant that ho neither knows spelling nor gram mar In his whole paper there Is no virtueIInformation on any subject Tho paper Is simply tilled with abuse of those who oppose tho liquor encouraginghim His paper Is large and very hand somely gotten up and ho prints In It statement certified by a Notary Public that he has 10000 subscribers Whether that Is true or not nobody can tell on the statement of such a man and I suppose It is not true and that he would probably have about half that ninny subscribers would not believe any man who would print a paper In the Interest of religion and liquor though Jesus Christ made liquor and told his disciples to drink rt t it and it is consistent In Christians to drink liquor But the paper is expensively gotten up and seems to be In a prosperous is the source of more Iencouragesdrinks liquor encourages men like this Christian J S Bonner and yet drlnklliquor torials because It is not popular among ing Infidels to oppose liquor drink Infidels and Christians will quarrel with each other as to what they be lieve or do not believe about religion but when It comes to the practice of morals the Infidel and the Christian are just alike- wish some of our prominent Infi dels viio drink liquor would send to Bonner and get a copy of his paper for June and read it It seems to me that any man who drinks liquor and claims to be an Infidel would be disgusted with liquor drinking after reading some of Bonners gushing aboiit how he loves the blessed Christ HUMAN HAPPINESS IOver a year ago I tried to start t discussion in tho Blade on the most important of all subjects viz Hu man applness but my questions mained unanswered I hope the pres ent discussion will be more produc tive of results It seems to me that happiness is largely a negative thing It Is a result of tho absence of discor dant conditions or at least peace is and peace is a pretty good substitute for happiness I have suffered greatly from unhappiness caused by the un kindness and ingratitude of others although have always tried to be kind and Just It may sound strange and yet I believe that unselfishness is a great cause of unhappiness and my experience has taught me that to bo too altruistic is a mistake for often kind acts are no more appreciated than are pearls cast before swine The words of King Lear How sharper than a serpents tooth it Is to have a thankless child convey a great truth The lack of appreciation or a spirit of reciprocity will destroy all the happiness that a kind action bring People have sacrificed health properly and oven their lives for the good of others In many cases where it did not pay unless they are to re ceive their reward in Heaven which Is to say the least very uncertain for if there be another life it is fully as likely to be worse than this as Is to be better for retrogression Is as ISITheof some recompence gratitude at least To give something for nothing Is to rob yourself and be made sad do not wish to uphold the extreme selfishness but to indicate that the happy medium ground is the best in this as In most other questions If we were all kind and Just the world would be as happy as It is possible to have It for absolute happiness is un thinkable The Simple Life by Wag ner is well worth reading notwith standing the author made money from its sale and it has a bearing on this great subject Editor Mooros re cent afticlo on Hating our Enemies made me happier and I believe will affect him and others the same way FRANK S MONTGOMERY Shepard Ohio June 25 1905 P her Montgomery is a good man if I can tell one from what he says and does and his letter Is a good sample of the kind I want written for this paper IIInof what Is called happiness is largely negative and means being free from unhappiness and yet there Is positive happiness Wo have a great many photographs but I hardly ever take time to look at them are many from friends who have become such from reading the Blade and my books A few days since several of us were sitting around a table in our sitting room looking at the largo and varied assortment of photographs and when I saw the one F S Montgomery I thought there was one of tho men who had been my friends and that had now forgotten me and when this letter came It gave mo positive happiness SUboljectwas ever Raw the rain pouring la rents yet yesterday was this est harvest day I over saw and we cut with two machines the largest acre age of wheat I ever cut In a day and w t TIiy r fJ I Ars I I Ir PRICE LIST MENS NEW MODEL 16 SI- ZEWATCHES r rHAMPDEN No 104 23 jewels 32 105 28 jewel 26 Wm KlBlejr 21 jewels U3 same 17 Jewels 12 General Stark M jewels 11 jewels I 7 Jewell i50 WALTHAM Riverside Maxlraus 23 Jewels 60 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where price is lowest I pay freight r LADIES GOLD WATCHES Large size Elgin Waltham or Hampden 20year gold tiled r latest style artistic handchased 7 Jewels 10 IK Jewels 11150 lit Jewels adj 17 Small o size Jewels 1150 16 Jewels 16 16 Jewels adj 11 Riverside extra fine 26 In 26 year ease more In 14k solid gold case 10 to 50 more Latter with diamonds all In plush box prepaid with guarantee CHAINS Long Guards latest style soldered links opals or other sots In slides rolled plated j1 150 and Best Filled Gold 260 U and Extra heavy Solid Gold 10 10 and 25 Gents Chains same variety Orders filled from any catalogue at same price or less Cash refunded at option E DIAMONDS PEARLS OPALS ETC I am an expert in this line and will save you 20 per cent if you will order cf me aSend for price list of Jewelry Freethought Badges Rings Silver and Plated Ware Optical Goods and My Tract Theism in the Cruc t ble free e r OTTO WETTSTEIN i 110 KENSINGTON AVENUE LA GRANGE ILL r a it was so cool that neither men nor horses were at all tired and the pros pect is Just as good today as am writing early in the morning and hur rying to go Into the harvest today and it is positive happiness to me Still it is not without its cares and reasonably know that Just any day great trouble my come upon me In gratitude qn the part of others may sometimes hurt us but wo must try to get our pay by feeling the assurance of good consciences that we have tried to do right no matter what others may do As a matter of fact though have experienced but little ingratitude as compared with the gratitude that has InIgratitude than I deserved and I do not doubt that I have been as ungrateful Ito others as they have been to me anyloftralnjIngmore my ever were I do not believe that we lose any thing by Ingratitude if we take the right view of it The great est of all the Instances of ingratitude that were ever shown me was the stance of the man who sent me to the penitentiary and yet I would not take a great deal for my experlencco In the penitentiary among Its benefits being the friendship of Brother Warden E Coffin Is one of the most loved of all the friends I ever had and cannot never cease to love McKinley for the compliment ho showed my sons when they went to see him about me and the kind words ho spoke of me Among the benefits I received from my penitentiary experience was learn ing to sympathize with convicts Many of them are far better men than the judges and others who send them to prison But whether they are justly or unjustly Imprisoned I believe they can be happy In prison If they will do all the good they can to any- and all and at any time as opportunity offers There is absolutely nothing that tryingItothe penitentiary just as well as out side of It A convict feels like ho Is cut off from ninny opportunities of doing good If he wanted to but there are many temptations In the world from theII never for Instance know any man to spend his time around saloons and on race tracks and baseball grounds qj It while he was in the penitentiary There are bad men and bad women In the penitentiary but I never heard i of them associating with each other In the penitentiary like they do out side There are preachers In the pent tertiary but so long as they are there they never leave their wives and runoff with the female choir singers like they do outside of the penitentiary I am anticipating reading with pleas ure the Simple Life by Dagner and am sorry if reports are true that his simplicity was all In his book and not In his practice I want to read him and report him in the Blade Nothing that I have over written has been more highly complimented than the editorial on Hating our Ene mien i It made Walter Hurt who had been my better enemy a friend to me and I hope wo will be colaborers when he i gets The Culturlst started and I t want to help him to start it and yet nothing that ever wrote cost me less Intellectual labor than that editorial on Hating In many Instances people write too much from their heads and not enough from their hearts It gives me positive happiness to I know that It made others happier i WHY NOT SOUTHWEST There are opportunities In the Southwest that you cannot afford to overlook Oklahoma Indian Territory and Texas are becoming konwn as the coming country On the first and third Tuesdays of each month ex cursion tickets are sold to Indian Territory Oklahoma and Texas at very low rates You should take advantage of this opportunity We are In posslsslon of all sorts of Information of value to the homeseeker If you are interestted tell us what you want what you have to Invest and we will gladly furnish the Information Write today for copy of our book Business Chances Its freeGEORGE MORTON General Passenger and Ticket agent Box 911 St Louis Mo REDUCED RATES NIAGARA FALLS Tickets will be on sale June 17th 18th and 19th at One Fare Plus for the round trip with final limit if June 24th Extension of limit may be had to July 14th upon deposit of tick et and payment of Ask ticket agent for partlcualrs 1J flMENTGRS INTO FIST FIGHT Carl Carlson and Charles Davis Try To Settle Question of Ingersolls Deathbed Words by BattleEnd- In Police Court Carl Carlson and Charles Davis were forced to pay apiece into the treasury of Minneapolis because they could not agree as to what were Robert Ingersolls last words The two gentlemen In question were at Fifth avenue south and Wash ington Friday afternoon when the name of the famous Infidel was spok en Davis claimed that Ingersoll died without a word against God upon his lips and Carlson insisted that the famous man uttered words against the church and Christians on his between the two be came warmer and warmer until it was very hot The men shook their fists and wagged their heads A crowd gathered and urged the men on Loud words were said and finally the two went together In a grand bet tie for the purpose of settling the question about Ingersolls death Clothes were torn hats broken and eyes blackened Patrolman Zalusky heard the melee and appeared Ho took a man in each hand and march ed them off to the station In police court they had but little to say Both felt too sick for utter ance One had a black eye and the other had a long scratch on his nose Judge Smith fined them apiece for being disorderly on the streets The above from n Minneapolis pa per has been sent me for comment Ingersoll lied from angina pectoris a disease of the breast as its name indicates Ho was setting In a chair and his wife came to him and asked him how he felt He said with a smile Better That was his last word and ho died soon after with that smile on his face I havo seen him with his family He was a devoted husband and father There was no one present but his family dont think he ever discuss ed religion with them there was no reason for him to do so they could read his books and hear his lectures There is no evidence that ho made any remarks about religion in his last hours From CJnurierJournal r JAPAN AS A TEACHER The destruction of the navy of Russia by that of Japan is an object lesson in the drama which has been going on In the Far East for nearly eighteen months needing no argu ment to convince tho world of its significance It speaks for itself It means that in the school of force upon a test of physical strength directed by superior mental power tho Japanese have on the sea as on land proven themselves superior to their more numerous and aggressive enemy But a picture In a recent magazine which shows a class of illit erate Russian prisoners in Japan comfortably seated at desks in a school room receiving Instructions from Japanese tutors speaks even more to the credit of Janpan as the superior race than the summary of all her victories and explains quite as forcibly the secret of her success as the physical superiority she has evinced Classified but lately among 50cHIGH BRIDGEAND RETURN QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE SUNDAYJULY Tickets on sale for trains No5 or special and returning on No6or special train leaving High Bridge 500 P Ask agents for Particulars 111rr the barbaric and heathen nations she has illustrated an efficiency in the adaption of modern methods fare in equipments strategy braverI and mercy to her prisoners not celled by the most civilized nations of historyIIn the skillful medical treatment of the sick and wounded she has shown the same humanity for her own soldiers and it has been fortun ate for the former that there was no cartel of exchange and that they have been the fate of the Russian soldiers in their own hospitals The visit morIalcognition because it was not a mere exhibition of military etiquette but In accord with the humane system manifested toward the humblest pris oners as well as those of high rank In the photograph referred to the men are not herded in stockades guarded by sentinels with loaded muskets and treated vindictively for the errors or wrongs of their government but are given an opportunity for improving their minds denied them by their own government The picture In itself Is a touching lesson illustrative of virtue as elevated in a moral sense as they are practical The world may call such a people heathens because they do not bear ikons or conform to the Christian faith but if a tree is to be known by its fruit the relative super iority of the Japanese over their versaries to whom they are teaching such lessons in all departments of high civilization Is clear Russian is the one at whose root the ax should and not cour11IlerJournal the North- Here is a plain declaration that the Japs a nation of atheists are morally far superior to the Russians the most orthodox of all Christians that has the Greek church the one from which Roman Catholicism and all Protestantism evolved- It Is a plain declaration that here believes or disbeafter what a man lieves about religion counts nothing but that humanity to his fellowman counts Nothing In all the history of the world has ever occurred to show to the world the undoubted fact that Christianity does not make men any better nor atheism make them any worse and the whole combined Christian world will never be able to ef face from the memory of men this Im portant fact so exemplified in this warChristians and Infidels are Indis criminately good and bad their be lief or disbelief having no bearing on their morals and therefore one whose purpose is to inculcate morals must disregard all religious or irreli gious considerations There is noth- Ing In life worth living for but doling good and the people who do that will gain the love of good people gardless of what they believe MARRIAGE SUICIDE One ol the most important things for this government to do Is to estab- lIsh a bureau or department for infor mation on sexual matters the depart ment to be managed by scientists and moralists to be taken equally from the the country is flooded with Immoral Immodesty in various kinds of publications the government Is dis couraging the discussion of all mat ters because of the Influence against what Is called obsceno literature by some incompetent men and women who fail to understand that nothing can be indelicate that has for its pur pose the teaching of people about their health and happiness It would be no more unwise in the government to suppress medical books because of Indelicate matters In them than it is now to withhold in1 structlon In sexology because of Its imagined indelicacy As it Is now the people are not only instructed properly on this point but the public mind Is vitiated by publlca tlons that are nearly always anarchls tic and In which ignorant libertines under the pretense of public benefac tion are teaching the worst of sexual ought to be national mar riage laws The futility of state mar riage laws is evident from the fact that parties can and habitually do merely step across tho boundry of their own stito into an adjoining state to take advantage of entirely ferent marriage laws that must be recognized when the parties back Into their own state so comeI practically there is hardly thing as a state marriage law All marriages should be compelled to be conducted by civil officials church rites before or after the ofJ hJld flclal civil marriage The indlsolu billty of marriage as advocated espec ially by the Catholic church Is one extreme of error that both in high and low classes of society is producing a littleIhusband and con dences In the man Infidelity to the marriage vow that Is now at all allow ed in the woman and for which men are dally murdering their wives On the other hand the tentative or probationary marriage that is advo cated by friends of the easy divorce theory Is but little different from the open freelovo idea of the anarchist libertines and the happy medium between these is a matter to be estab lished by wise national legislation But the race suicide question Is one of tho most serious that can con front and people As it is now the poor and uneducat ed are Increasing as fast as ever while among the rich and intelligent the births of children are not more than one where seventy five years ago ago there were ten and evidently at this rate In a few more generations the poor and uneducated will so far exceed the rich and educated that the latter will be absolutely at the mercy of tho first and a perfect catclysm of society must inevitably result The great number of children being born to the poor will ktep them poor and uneducated but will Increase their mere physical powers while the small number born to the rich will continue to degenerate phjrslcally Naturally selection will cultivate man physically but education and morals are artificial and in the struggle for existence between the physically strong and ignorant on the one hand and the numerically Infer ior weak and intelligent on the other hand the outcome is an easy forego- Ing conclusion The Immense for tunes of the country will soon be divided out among the ignorant amplification of intelligence on this subject is of more Importance than building a fCOO000000 navy AGAINST WAR A letter to me from John MIkesell Seven Mile Ohio gives the utterances of famous warriors against war and closes as follows Where do the advocates of war find their warrant for continuing the devilish and wicked wrong Is it not known to all Humane intelligent thoughtful people that war is a bar barism Shall we continue to boast of our march In civilization while clinging to the most savage and senseless wrong ever handed down from generation to generation Pray is the acknowledged turpitude of departed generations to become a standing ample for us If so how and when Is tho world to be there can be nothing so destructive of human happiness as ravaging destroying armies We certainly should be pleased to see In the Blade an editorial once in a while on the subject here presented We have reason to be encouraged Peace organizations are springing up all over the land There are more people In the United States today than ever before who are endeavor ing to create a public sentiment that will demand that all International questions shall be settlcQ by arbitra tion through an International Con gress without resorting to bayonet and cannon JOHN MIKESELL Seven Mile Ohio At the same time that I got the above there came to me from the South a marked article In the Liter ary Digest calling my attention to the same subject I wlrto on the 4th of July My sister and I are all that remain of a large family On this day during our civil war her husband was killed as an officer In a Confederate regiment and my sister has been a widow ever since Recently at Louisville there was a Confederate reunion and Confederates and Federals greeted each other as brothersIt like irony for the calamities of the war in which they gaged are still on It and all of it may have been avoided by an International peace congress that could have set tled the difference between the North and South without the loss of one life or of one dollar As It is the debt from that war Is still on us and it is now proposed in addition to all this to build for this government a navy that will cost 600000000 and all of this is true while this whole country Is contin ually on the verge of war because of a conflict between the poor and the rich in which the laborers claim that they are suffering for the comforts of lifeReally we are acting on the ques tion like madmen Never before in our history has public attention been so turned to the folly and wickedness of war as it now is and it would seem that everything else of public policy should be dropped from discussion until this momentous question is settled The facility with which the war be tween Japan and Russia could have been settled by a peace congress so as to avoid the Immense loss of life and money has forcibly suggested this idea to moralists but there are so many people who are heroes In war and make money by it and who are worthless in any peaceable pursuits that it Is hard to overcome their In of the worst effects of this mill tary spirit is that men who have be come military heroes are from their popularity elected presidents of the United States when the education that fits a man for military life Is the reverse of that which fits him for the statesmanship that ought to distin guish a president of the United StatesCommuncatlon now between the ut termost parts of the earth Is quicker than It was between two adjoining counties when was a boy and that fact is what makes a peace congress so easily practical When it was first proposed to set tle by judge and Jury the differences between Individuals instead of by the ordeal and wager of battle the mode then in vogue the propounder was looked upon as a sickly sentimental ist of vagarious Ideas Now there Is no other way to settle personal dis putes and we wonder that our ances tors could have been so stupid History repeats itself and resolutions never go backward and in time to come when national differences will be settled by international arbitra tion those who came after us will wonder that we ever were so stupid and barbarous as to settle our differ ences by war Instead of by methods of moralist should use his in dividual Influence to bring about this rule of peace Nothing could be more preposterous than that a people who claim that Jesus Christ was the Prince of Peace should be taxing the people including Infidels to pay for chap lains to pray to the same God to help them kill the opposing side both sides being Christians The teachings of Jesus upon this subjec are con flitting In some places in the N Theplainly declares for peace and ttien among his last words tells his fol lowers to sell their coats If necessary to buy swords with which to propa gate his religion and Paul plainly declares that war is right This is one of the greatest questions of the age Let Blade readers agitate it ONLY AN INCUBATOR Dear Editor I have read much of late about Professor Loebs discovery of how to create life Is it true that he has found the secret of life This inquiry has come to the editor In several different forms recently and in answer he desires to say em phatically NoProfessor Loeb has not discovered how to create life Far from It His experiments with the eggs of sea urchins amount practically to this artllficlale the early form of animal life In plain words he has simply found out a way by which he can hatch the eggs and produce artificially as good results as nature does That is to say He has done for these little eggs what tho modern Incubator does for the eggs of the hen That all He creates no life He cannot make an egg with life In It He cannot take an egg In which the life is dead and hatch it any more than an incubator can hatch a rotten hens egg Which of course is a vastly differ ent thing from the expolted tales re specting his ability to create lifo by artificial means The origin of life Is a mystery which is not likely to be solved by human ken It eludes the scalpel and retort of science Its penetralia has no door that swings open to man After centuries of investigation we cannot oven adequately define it There can be no such thing as arti ficial life The expression Is a con tradiction of terms and Its accomplish ment Is Impossible so far as we Professor Loeb has not oven solved that old problem Which was tho firstthe chicken or the egg The above from some newspaper has been sent me There are five words in the piece that I admire They are when tho editor says so far as wo know He probably knows nothing about It I I VISIT PARK All thru Tickets Good for Stopover at the Park VERY LOW RATES Via NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY For time rates and further Information write to J J Ferry Dls Passenger Agent 40 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 PUNCTUALITY DIRECT ROUTE SUPERB EQUIPMENT i SPLENDID SCENIC ROUTE Has won the deserved title THE 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