You have found an item located in the Kentuckiana Digital Library.
Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.): n. Sunday, July 16, 1905. Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.). 400dpi TIFF G4 page images Blade Publishing Co., Lexington, KY 1905 blu1905071601 These pages may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.): n. Sunday, July 16, 1905. Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.). Blade Publishing Co., Lexington, KY 1905 $IMLS This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognitio n (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has be en done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Librar ies Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. w t BLUE GRASS BLADEEDITED Bl HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANOI VOLUME XIV YEAu 4TERMS OF THE BLADE 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 ono 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 subscriber Office of publication 153JV Short St Lexington Kentucky t Entered at the post office at Lexlng ton Ky as Second Class Mall Mat ter fAddress all communications to BLUE- GRASSt BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 AN ATLAS FOR 100 The Great Northern Railway has Is sued an Atlas of 50 pages containing uptodate maps of Iowa Wisconsin Minneasota North and South Dakota Montana Idaho Washington British Columbia Oregon Kansas Missouri Nebraska Wyoming Colorado Alas ka Hawaii Japan Phllllplne Islands China the United States and of the addition to this tho Atlas con thins valuable statistical Information relative to the states named above Is printed on tho very best quality of paper shows tho lines of the Great Northern Railway and Is In every way a commendablo work This Atlas will bo distributed at the actual cost of production and will be sent to any address upon receipt of Address F I WHITNEY Pass Traf fie 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 Is also surprising what an Interest Is manifested In the Exposi tlon by tho people of the East They see in the Exposition an opportunity to visit the Western country at a greatly reduced expenditure of money and not only see the Exposition Itself but view the wonders of our Western scenery and witness the great resources of the Northwest and the op portunities afforded The Great North 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 subscrib ors for the Blade at 50 cents each We want to increase the circula Hon of this paper several thous und copies this sprinc Do your act WOSAN AND THEBIBLE LANCE BROKEN ON BEHALF OF WOMAN BY JOSEPHINE K HENRY All the wisdom of Vedas and all that has been written In books Is to be found concealed In the heart of a womanVedasWhen are honored the di vinities are contentParsee Bible Tho object of this pamphlet is to arouse the latent power of thought in the minds of women that they may read tho Bible for themselves put their own interpretation upon it have the courage to express their opinions about its teachings regarding their sex without any Interference InfIu ence or interpretation from the cler gy save a few texts that are worn thread baro the Bible Is a scaled book to woman kind If tho Biblo says what it means and means what it says the woman of ordinary mentality will discover that in the part of the Holy Book which is devoted to her sex she will find horrors terrors and obscenities that she had never dreamed of which her clerical teachers had never told her of and that much of tho teaching from the pulpit regarding women Is are a very small factor in Holy Writ as but oneeleventh of the Bible refers to them at all and in tho interest of Justice and good morals It Is a pity much of that was ever writ ten The Bible estimate of woman Is summed up In fhe words of the Pres ident of a Presbyterian Theological Seminary in his address to a class of young preachers He said My Biblo commands the subjection of women forever that man had searched the scriptures and found out what they Bible says A tree is known by its fruit ye this tree is carefully pruned watered and tended as the tree of life whose fruit in tho word of Archdeacon Farrar alone elevates woman and shrouds as with a halo of sacred innocence tho tender years of the child As the world Is swarm Ing with miserable women who are robbed of their human rights bear ing children against their will who are filling our reform schools poor houses and prisons tho elevation for women and tho sacred halo for children not having arrived yet after being on the way for 2000 years has so far proved to bo a mere pipedream of this eleric The Bible records that God created woman by a method different from that employed In bringing into life any other creature then cursed her for seeking knowledge yet the scrip tures say My people aro destroyed for lack of knowledge because thou hast rejected knowledge I will also reject thee Hosea 40 Add to your faith virtue and to virtue knowledge 2nd Peter 15 yet we have the in Justice and inconsistency of God curs ing Eve and through her the race for seeking knowledge Ever since Evo was cursed the priest with the Bible in his hands has pronounced woman tho most unnatural untrust worthy and dangerous creature of tho tenth commandment Exodus 2017 sho is classed with the ox and the ass she is given away as a sheep at tho marriage altar and cursed in maternity Psalms 515 says Behold I was shapen in iniquity and in sin did my mother con celvo me Surely there Is nothing elevating about that to woman This declaration puts the brand of Infamy upon every woman that ever bore a wife who places her destiny in tho keeping of the father of her chll then bestows upon him the wealth of her affection who goes down into the valley and shadow of death to give birth to children who aro to bear the blood and namo of her husband to conquests yet undreamed of and to generations unborn is by di vine decree made a fountain of ini quity Would not men and women rather pluck their tongues out by the roots than thus brand the mothers who gave them birth The law of God given to Moses in the 12th chapter of Leviticus clearly pronounces a woman who becomes a mother to be unclean and Impure If sho had borne a son she was not al lowed any hallowed thing or enter tho sanctuary for three and thirty days but if sho had borne a daughter she was doubly Impure and was un hallowed and barred out of the tem plo for sixtysix days This estimate of woman permeates all Jewish and Christian canons Today to bear a son is considered more honorable and desirable than to bear a daughter yet our civilization swarms with sons who are worthless or dissipated or dishonest or who wreck the fortunes and happiness of tho family while daughters are as a rule the comfort and mainstay of parents in their de clining years The Episcopal prayer book commands the Churching of Women which service consists of mothers prostrating themselves at tha altar and giving offerings to the Lord to atone for the crime of having born worse can be said of agook or a religion than that it treats as essential unclean the holy office of includes all women for even the Virgin Mary had to pass through the days of her purification- To say the least this Christian ten et tends to throw suspicion on the Immaculate Conception Place the Bible trinity Father Son and Holy Ghost beside the Hom eric trinity Father Mother and Child and prove that the Bible has elevated woman The Homeric con ception of woman towers like the Norway pine above tho noxious growth of tho Mosaic Ideal Compare the women and men of the Bible with the stately figures culled from the temple of Pagan null qulty Zippornh denoundag Moses a bloody husband Abraham sndlni Hagar and his child into the desert and pocketing twlco over the gains from his wifes prostitution Lot and his daughters Judah and his laugh terinlaw Anan Tamar the Levlte and his concubine David and Bath sheba Solomon In tho sewer of sensuality Jacob Saul Rahab Aholibab Mary of Bethlehem Mary Makdala and a host of other Bible figures Place these beside the man and vo man Hector and Andromache of the Iliad who called upon the Immortal gods to bless their child of Isis and her son Horus Devaki and her divine child Chrlshna the Vedic Vir gin Indrance the mother of tho Sa vior god Indra Pandora Protogenia Plotina Cornelia and Penelope and a host of the noble and virtuous of Pagan history Prove by comparing these with the position of woman in Christendom that woman owes all that she is to tho Bible There were grand and noble women and men in the Pagan world ten cen turies before the laws of Moses or Christ wero promulgated- If women will lay aside their relig ious bigotry they will discover that our boasted Christian civilization lit erally puts into practice tho crimes tho Bible records against their sex and how well it is being done the press attests as never in the history of tho world were such atrocious crimes committed against maidens wives pregnant Insane and aged wo men As tho Bible is said to bo tho guide for American civilization no wonder wo have carnival of blood curdling crimes of every description The Bible tells of the incest of a fath er with his own daughter Genesis 1932 tho 34th chapter of Genesis contains debauchery female commo dity lying deceit murder theft hypocrisy and cowardice If all this is taught in one chapter of tho Chris tians guide book is it any wonder that our civilization Is with crime Tho overflowingI men and the ravishing of Is taught In Number 1718 the treacherous rapo of maidens Judges 1923 and filthy stories about concu binage in Judges 19 Perhaps the ex ample of the holy men and women in the Holy Biblo accounts for tho epi demic of brutality and moral leprosy In Christendom There is no use hav ing a guide book unless you are guid ed by it Bible Christians havo no warrant for respecting womanhood either as maid or mother and the claim that woman owes all she pos senses of personal purity domestic happiness and social consideration to tho Bible is false and absurd There Is not a single Bible character either woman or man that is a perfect model for the women and men of today- to copy after Some of them illus tratE1 noblo traits of human charac ter puy even these aro so enveloped In brutality deception and sensuality they are hard to discover Lett Christian women and men of today be up to such tricks as are corded of Abraham Sarah Jacob Re becca Leah Noah Lot and his daughters David Solomon and their lady friends Samson Delilah SIsera Jael Abtmelech Naomi Ruth Esther Martha all the Marys and even SL Paul the premier saint of the Christian calendar and they would not on ly be ostracized by society but many of them would find themselves behind prison bars When woman reasons more and be lIeves less then and not till then will her character to liberty be signed The rib doctrine is the tap root of her inferiority and degradation The hour is here now when women are calling theologians to tho bar of rea son and they will no longer believe the supernatural miraculous fables of the Bible that put the brand of infer lority upon their sex Every hour brings forth some Grasping TruthHolmesT- heology is nothing if it is not dog matte So women have ever been taught that it their bounden duty to be silent and obedient and that the women of the Bible are shining ex amples of these socalled virtues The dogmatism of the pulpit has outward ly succeeded in tho subjection theory and the poetry of the pulpit has stim ulated women to action and service and fed their vanity always with the paramount + idea that womans sphere was bounded by her duty to r on suchshin lQ1aI RUIt mans interest pleasure or convenience All this preaching only shows tho utter ignorance of the characters of the Bible women and that they were as great an emlgma and as unmanag eable as the women of today the Bi ble itself will show Woman is today quietly smiling at her masculine censors tho beings whose swaddling clothes she adjusts and saying to herself let them bab blo about a subject of which they know nothing It amuses them and does not affect women These men are neither saints nor heroes so we refuse to canonize them and go on doing our own way Just as the Bible women did The truth is woman has never been obedient Eve did not fear or obey either God angels or men Eve Is the greatest character in all his tory Adam was the most obedient husband In the history of the race He even forgot God to obey woman He partook of the freo lunch funlshed him by Eve and since that hour free lunches have been demoralizing men and always will When Adam and Eve were called to account for steal Ing the apple from tho tree of knowl edge the coward Adam skulked be hind the woman and said The wo Letjthosecovered the tree of knowledge and had the courage to eat tho forbidden fruit while Adam had not enterprise nor courage enough to swallow It for It stuck In his throat But Eve stood her ground and said Tho serpent did tempt me and sho watered the seeds of deception with her tears and thus instituted tho crying racket and ever since that day women have got ton themselves out of scrapes by theirItears not by silence and Eve was a born ruler and autocrat and she has trasmitted this trait of character to all her female progeny If woman can not havo her way by ono method there are others I mako my profoundest salaam of gratitude and admiration to Mother Eve the greatest benefactor of the human race and a shining example of a woman who was not silent nor obedientIt be conclusively shown by holy writ that the men of tho Bible wero always obedient They obeyed kings mothers wives sweethearts concubines and courtesans The greatest event in history was Eves arrival In the Garden of Eden and the next greatest event was Eves tablishing the educational system of the world No Eve no race no eating of the apple no knowledge According to the Bible If the daughters of men were fair to look upon they were acceptable to tho sons of God There Is not a hint that virtue dustry intelligence or domesticity were shining qualities of Bible wo first compliment on record Is that of Abraham when he said to Sar ah Behold now I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon and thus has Abrahams art of flattery descended to his posterity making falsi fiers of men and coquettes of women Sarah might havo been fair to look upon but she was not obedient but on the contrary Abraham was al ways obedient and hearkened unto the voice of his wife Abraham asked his wife Sarah to pass herself off as his sister and she did so not to be obedient to her lord and master but In order to have a good time attracting the attention- of kings courtiers and nabobs Pharoah fell a victim to tho fair Sarahs blandishments and the woman was taken Into Pharoahs house The Bible goes on to say that Phar oah entreated Abraham well for Sar ahs sake Because of the kings tention to Sarah Pharoahs senior Junior and sophomore wives didnt like Matters grew so serious that the Lord himself had to interfere to head the divine Sarah off and tho Lord plagued Pharoah and his house with great plagues because of Sarah Ab rahams wife The AbrahamHager case appeared- on the court docket about this time The book says that Sarah told Ab raham that he could have Hagar for his hearts own and to show how obedient Abraham was the Bible says And Abraham hearkened un to the voice oihlsywife r4r per did Shlr gard to Sarah and I dont believe lt now for when Sarah discovered Abrahams attentions to Hagar she called him into tho tent and made him see Mars Jupiter Venus and a tornado before she got through with him Sarah hustled Hagar and her child out into the wildnerness An angel met poor Hagar and told her to go back I never had any respect for that angel Now what Sarah should have done was to see to It that Ab raham out of his great riches vided for his legal wife and concu bins and then have given him his walking papers Many modern Sar ahs are administering a dose of this medicine to the Abrahams of today Abraham onco entertained three an gels and he told Sarah to have some angel cake for the luncheon Did Sarah obey No she did not feel like baking cake even for angel vis itors so she followed her own sweet will Instead of Abrahams command When the angel told Abraham that Sarah would bear a son Sarah laughed being sho was old and the angel was insulted because a woman had laughed at he she or It Tho sex of angels is to mortals an unknown quantity But when Isaac was born Sarah gave preemptory orders to Father Abraham and he obeyed them instanter yet apostle Peter holds Sarah up as an example for all women to follow saying Even as Sar ah obeyed Abraham calling him LordAbraham after his experience with Sarah and Hagar set about to secure a wife for Isaac He sent a servant to Nahor to become acquainted with the maidens that were fair to look upon Tho society girls of Nahor had a fashion of congregating at the well to attract the beaus Just as Un ited States girls go today to tho mat- Inee park boulevard or to church on a husband hunting expedition Along came the fair and festive Re becca When told that a rich young man In a far country wanted a wife without inquiring as to the character of the young man Rebecca said will go From all accounts Rebecca was a leader of the ton In Israel Sho met a strange young man at a well and without any Introduction to the strange man he adorns her with earrings and bracelets and she Invited him home with herII never In my lIfo heard a preacher condemn Rebecca for flirting with a strange man but they call her ono of the mothers in Israel and Paul wntcalls Rebecca one of the holy of old If a girl In this day should do as Rebecca did sho would be classed 1 with the fast set and If the girl fof today should flirt with a strange ttman accept presents from him and go Into a far country to marry an i other strange man sho would be bar red out of decent society Rebecca it Is written married Isaac and sho has the distinction of being the first woman on record who presented ner husband with a pair of twins After this event Rebecca gets In some fine work as a disobedient wife a deceitful hard hearted Intrig fling woman and ono that always had her own way by hook or by crook I shudder to think of the domestic panIdemonium and cyclones in the homo of Isaac and Rebecca on account of tho twins Jacob and Esau Rebecca cheated her own son Esau out of his birthright and gave it to Jacob then deceived and deluded her dying hus t band y She was an allround domestic diplomat that managed the men of the family with such skill that sho did as she pleased and made them do asishe pleased too Rebecca has another distinction but it is not silence and submission as the preachers would have women believe When her son Esau married Re- becca is tho first woman on record who hated her daughterinlaw but since that day there havo been others To be Continued Next Week MRS HENRY ON WOMAN AND THE BIBLE In this issue of the Blade will be found the first installment of Mrs Henry on Woman and the Bible This is the pamphlet Mrs Henry re gently Issued that has caused so many favorable compliments and we several requests to publish lt full Owing illi1t small size of 11J rrwill havctornnlt in aliments continuing through prob a y three issues Wo are printing a food many extra copies and those wishing them for distribution can get as many as they want at two cents each DR WILSONS ROME BOOK Work on Dr Wilsons Rome book is going ahead in good shape and it will probably be ready for those who have subscribed in the next three or four weeks If you want It send in your order either with tho money or without if you havent got it at this time The Doctor Is at his best in this book and those who fall to get one or moro copies will be disappointed The price is only 1 and it is going to be a book that ought to sell for at least 150 Balm Florida June 25 1905 Blue Grass Blade Say Old Pard come no bluff deal Justice man to man and let us try to be happy but I cant seo how anyone can be happy when so many d mean cusses owe you so much and wont pay you It looks like if there is no hell there ought to be ono for such people as wont pay their sub scription to a paper that is doing and trying to do so much to rid the human mind of superstition and priestcraft Yours for a hell if they dont pay N L CLARKE K of P FAIR- NICHOLASVILLE One Fare for the Round Trip Plus 25 cents Via QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE Tickets on sale August 29th 30th and 31st good returning September 1st Ask ticket agents for particulars 945 Niagara Falls and Return Tickets will be sold via QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE In connection with Erie Ry July 27th C H D Ry August 5th Big Four Route August 17th Penn Lines August 24th From Lexington Tickets good 12 days including dato of sale Ask ticket agents for particulars If your subscription Is duo wo wish you would please remit and saVe us tho postage of notifying you r GOOD THINGS IN SOME OF MY EXCHANGES iInthe Humanitarian Review unde- Y1 the head The Horrors of Sport Is an article by Lady Florence Dixie ragainst cruelty to animals a theme of Interest to all humanitarians and moralistsIf to animals went no furth- than its effect upon the animals oven then It should be opposed by all good people but cruelty to animals begets cruelty to human beings Lady Dixie whose name should make her known to us of the South has traveled In all countries and gaged In the masculine sport of shooting large animals as our Ares dent and some royalty have done Lady Dixie finally became ashamed of it and is using her influence in favor of kindness to animals She fittingly caricatures the hunting of these royal people who shoot the penned up game that is driven to c depiction of the sufferings of the hunted game is enough to touch any kind heart and arouse against those who cause such suffering for sportIn the Liberal Review Mrs Jose phine K Henry pays a Just tribute to Lady Dixie In the H R occurs the following r From the Agnostic Journal of Lo don England i learn of the protracted and very painful Illness of Lady Florence Dixie occasioned jy a fall which ruptured tendons and muscles of one of her limbs I know all Review read ers will unite with me in sorrowful sympathy with this zealous Human tartan who Is doing so much to pre vent suffering of all sentiment crea tures and In earnestly hoping for her 0early and complete restoration of 1The health Humanitarian Review In sever I al paragraphs plainly expresses Itself against frcelove and anarchism that are now being encouraged by the 7worst class of Infidels I hope It will give us a full editorial against these twin relics as ho fittingly calls them Tho two seems nearly always to go together though there seems no rea fitson why they should do so except that perverted minds naturally love Immor al things The H R contains an account of B Fay Mills the reformed evange list delivering an address to the G A R in which ho complimented r4 Paine As I recollect 1IIlIaM a t preacher andinow know of him as ail rYi Infidel I think it is the unexpected that happens in matter 41 eojogicaji The Liberal Review has an arts against the punishment of childr C that Is good An Immense revolutlol on that subject has taken place in my 1memory I remember when in the Blue Grass Region of Kentucky there were two men named Hicks and Ellis placesfrthese two teachers to be reformed byI whipping as would not now be done in any penal institution anywhere knew a physician who said more chil dren are whipped because their par ents have sour stomachs than for any r other reason In the Searchlight there is an article on the Develop ment of Reformatory Discipline that takes the right view of tho treatment of criminals In the penitentiaries This Is one of the growing sciences One of the worst sentences that was ever printed In any book is the one in the Bible that says Vengeance mine and will repay salth the sentence and Solomons Spare tha rod and spoil the child have made more unnecessary suffering in the world than has been counteracted by all the good in the Bible The advanced and moral view of punishment now is that vengeance is no proper part of punishment but that criminals are sent to penitentiaries on the same principles that lunatics are sent to asylums for their good and for the good of the public If some of the judges and prosecu tins attorneys and juries who send people to prisons and preachers who teach the people that there Is a hell were sent to spend a year or so In a peuilgntiary managed 4 a man like E G Coffin my old friend and warden It would be a blessing for the couu try There are thousands of people In the penitentiaries of the United States who have been sent ther to gratify the drunken vengeance of the officials who sent them and who are far better men than the officers who take them there Dr Hammer of Newton Iowa one of the most devoted husbands and fathers that I ever saw and one of the finest citizens and kindest and most tender hearted physi clans I ever saw has recently finished a term in the Iowa penitentiary to which he was sent simply because he is an Infidel But he was kindly treat ed while there by the prison officials who are nearly always better men than court officials and Dr Hammer will be all the more honored and love ed by those who know him 0 I have known some prosecuting torneys like Col John R Allen for Instance of Lexington who aro Chris- r tlans and excellent men too but the ordinary prosecuting attorney is brutal Christian who Is never so happy as when he has just succeeded in bringing misery on others Editor Shaws editorials are always- r good but I wish ho would write more of them in favor of morals and against vice The are various publications in the United States that are conducted in the interest of different kinds of bad morals and are really or professedly Infidel their Infidelity being merely secondary and quasi But there Is one and fortunately ly one paper in America that is really Infidel that advocates bad morals chief among which are freelove and anarchy It does not dare to do this openly but does it covertly through publication of articles from its corres pondents various of whom are free lovers and anarchists one or both an then disclaims responsibility for what they say All Infidel editors will recognize the paper alluded to as is evident from a little comment on page 270 of the Humanitarian Review for July If the other Infidel publications are to be moral as I believe they are In tended to be this particular publica- tlon must be repudiated by them all and forced to acknowledge that while It is really an Infidel paper Its purpose is to make money by propagating free love and anarchy If there is no such paper as I describe and what I say Is not recognized as true by other Inn del papers then no injustice is done to any Infidel publisher but It is great Injustice to the memories of such In fidels as Paine Lincoln and Ingersoll to have any publication praising them In one column while in the next freelove and anarchy are advocated I do not want to bo unkind to that paper or to anybody else but the defence of good morals makes me say what I do SOME NEWSPAPER ITEMS On the morning of July 4th in the Courfer Journal and Lexington Leader there are the following items At Bloomfield Indiana Ira Stalcu blew out his wifes brains with a gun then killed his daughter by cutting her throat with a razor and then blew lout his own brains The account says Both Mr and Mrs Stalcup were members of the Baptist church and were prosperous and respected Juibelow say ing that at ltichmnndIndlan iBowman a bank cashier suicided Six ty years old bunks affairs in good condition no known cause for the suicide At Topeka Kansas a large bank has suspended from the peculation of its millionaire cashier At Dantzlc in Germany the magnifi cent tower of a famous church built In 132C and Its chime of bells were destroyed by lightning In Minneapolis Bishop Isaac W Joyce of the Methodist church falls In the pulpit stricken by apoplexy aged These are samples of what are in our newspapers Then come the ac counts of wars and hangings of people who are always religious and then whole pages are devotee to horse rac ing and baseball and football and prize fighting and the sermons of preachers and college professors and lathers who are saying that the Bible is not true- Among all these you never see an editorial discussing these things and encouraging morality If you talk to a Christian about Stalcups case he answers you by say Ing Oh Stalcup was crazy and that must be taken as a sufficient explana tion of the phenomenon without tell ing why Stalcup was crazy or without swing any other evidence that he was up a Socialist paper and you read that all the misery in the world Is caused by poverty and yet Stalcup and the sulcldelng bank cashier were not poor The papers report suicides of people who have Just lost their money but I think it is a rare thing that we ever read of the suicide who did not drink liquor and worked hard A few days since Alfred Belt worth 500000000 Jumped overboard from a steamer and drowned himself and a few days ago Barney the din mond King worth hundreds of mil lions did the same thing They sayI It was Belts bad health that made him suicide but Rockefeller Is in bad health and he a Christian and Carne gie an Infidel do not suicide and are both doing good with their money so thatJt does not appear that wealth or poverty or religion or Infidelity is the cause of suicide and yet people are suiciding and they only suicide because they are miserable If the churches and preachers would discuss practical matters of this kind Instead of spending their money and their time in trying to make people believe the unreasonable stories of the Bible they would do good The story of the lightning striking the church is so often In the papers that there is excuse for men of good common sense not learning a lesson from it It does not prove that there Is no God but it does Provo that if there is a God ho cares no more for a church than for any other house The Bible contains various accounts of men who fall dead suddenly such as Dathan and Ablram and Korah and Uzza and Anamas and the women Lots wife and Sapphire because God was angry with them The more intelligent people are now generally discrediting these able Bible stories but if some Chris trans still insist that those stories are true and they want to be reasonable and logical they must conclude tit the remarkably great number preachers that are reported by th ItI papers as falling dead in their is an evidence of Gods disapproved of preaching and praying especially as Jesus Christ taught that all praying should bo done in private and the only account of any public praying done in the Bible is that done by Solomon one of the most wicked men that ever lived and that done by the Pharisee who stood on the corner of the streets to pray that he might be seen by mel Just as Intelligent people do not believe that people in the Bible dead from Gods anger so do the people not believe that preachers this day fall dead In their pulpits fro Gods anger If there is any God he does not care any more for a preacher than he cares for a distiller as the lightning shows that he does not care any more for a dlstlllerYjIwere flea each other Lightning struck th church but never touched the brew cry and a Catholic church in Lexing ton had the steeple burnt oft by light ning while nobody over heard of one of the famous distilleries of Lexing ton or its fine race course buildings being hurt by lightning Greek and Latin mythology spec of Jupiter or Jove using lightning to express his wrath and the BIble fre usinpg light night to express his wrath Jove and Jehovah are but names for the same god or God an the lightning idea in each instance Is the same and came from the same ignorant mythical or poetic and the fact that churchesfiarQ so of en struclQby llghtninjjrFjjftbeqjrfljo tb are builtIthe foolishness mid vanity i who build them and If saloon Itee were foolish enough to put steeples o their saloons as high as churchsteep les saloon steeples would be struc by lightning just as church steeple- now are The explanation of all this is that it is all governed by natural laws that have existed eternally and wit exist eternally and God has no more to do with it than I have Rev Dr Bartlett of tho Presbyter- Ian church in Lexington was th most cultivated and popular preacher Lexington and I have recollections o various times when he was kind to though ho was once opposed to meI when I especially needed friends Right In the midst of a prayer In his church he fell from apoplexy and was taken out and lingered a sufferer to 1Iyears and then died with his mind al thing has happened so often that it cannot be accidental Lawyer- and politicians mako speeches to times as long as preachers do an put Into their speeches ten times as much earnestness as preachers do an yet lawyers and politicians hardly eve die from any cause except whisky drinking I have been at Infidel con gresses where they spoke so long that I wished some of them would drop dead but never yet saw one of them hurt by It I rank among the poorest ofors on earth and yet at some of thqso Infidel congresses I have spoken whin every nerve in my Heart and brain was on a strain and yet while Bishop Joyce of about my age falls In paralysis in his pulpit I can do farm work today The explanation of it all is that preachers do no work Their Bible teaches them that labor was a curse Imposed upon men and they do no labor while really labor is one of greatest of all blessings and no theI can be happy without physical The whole country is demoralizedI on this subject of labor The man who has to live by his labor If he lives outside of a poorhouse does the prin IIIthe largest amount of money and young men under the training of Christian colleges will do Je hardest labor playing football wh WOUd be ashamed to be seen dolDF moderate labor that would produce something The preachers in LexIng n stopped Fp the selling of milk and Ice on SundayII but they gladly patronize papers that advertise their sermons and advertise baseball on Sunday in Lexington or other cities to which crowded excursion trains run on Sun day Arlington Md July 1905 Mrs Josephine K Henry Versailles Ky Respectful MaelamI received the pamphlet Women of the Bible and regard It as a very fine freethought tract If one could only be placed in the hands of each woman in this land I believe that the Atheistic mil ordernIt seems to be womans nature to put implicit faith in all that priests say while discounting all that other men say How many homes are there where the man of the house says Damn when church or preacher is mentioned In his hearing He looks as if he means it too when ho says it There are thousands of men who say to hell with religion and yet they help and keep it on its feet under the mistaken notion that if there was no religious restraint their throats would not be safe from the assassins knife while they sleep In this coun try every treacherous thug that is lnow down is a religionist In Japan religion is not In favor there are betmare new us civilization will spread over the world like wild tire and Christianity will melt before it like a mist before a sinocco What little of civilization we havo Is based upon chivalry towards woman and that was borrowed from the Moors of Spain The Gauls Goths Mormans and Teutonics as well as the degredatlonBcame contact with the Saracen and then they took up chivalry as a Knightlyj fad As a serious mans sphere in society is still circum scribed by halt educated man who is in turn dominated by a priesthood toItforgotten one the Bible Mrs Jael who nailed a gentlemans head to the floor should have had her proper share of your at tentlon As an inventive genius she herdwas doing the work of God she no doubt is crowned with a tiara of eel halotlovely feathorsahe mat rPIJlic J12i standpoint a typical angol mercy withuon an a herkAssUte Vatican Museum is lacking hammer and nail that Jael used I sup pose that Jael carried both to cloud land with her to keep the throne in repair She is the most appropriate bride of Christ extant as she was as much a carpenter as he was and two half carpenters might make a real Journeyman She was the first woman nailfEve only and had nailed Adams wooden head to that apple tree a lot of trouble and lying might have been spared the world wrote a letter to the SunSentinel in relation to one of your articles but am afraid that the editor Is not In against lightning and it did not pass the wastebasket A hundred years from now he will not think as he letternanddaway my the advancement of wo rmanJNO F CLARKE ROCKEFELLERS GIFT TO EDUCATION Rockefeller has now given 10000 000 to education prescribing that It shall be distributed without any regard to religious denominationalism He is a Baplst and his gifts for ed ucation have hitherto been to his own is a decided advance in which he has taken the cue from the Infidel Carnegie and is another illustration of my contention that rich people are beginning to see the futility of wealth as a source of happiness when hoard beginningI idea Christian and Infidel are joining Nothing in America has developed more hypocrisy than the tainted wagedIat to get his money on tho same terms that he did and probably very much worse termsRockefellers son who will be solo heir to his fortune Is Joined with the father in the distribution of this money They both seem to be moral 2r SEASHORE OUTING CityII ROUTE CHESAPEAKE OHIO RAILWAY THUR nAY AUbUST 5 i THROUGHM WASHINGTON BALTIMORE PHILADELPHIA WITH STOPOVER PRIVILEGES RETURNING n 1400 from LEXINGTON WINCHESTER MT STERLING AND MOREHEAD INCLUSIVEIGOOD RETURNING UNTIL AUGUST Through Trains Without Change Engage Sleeping Car Space Now ENQUIRE OF YOUR AGENT FOR FULL PARTICULARS OR WRITE WM S BRONSTON Asst Gen Pass Agt Washington D C H W FULLER Gen Pass Agt Washington D C W BARNEY Dist Pass Agt Lexington Ky 4 BEAUTY SPOTS MINNESOTA LAKE PARK REGION LAKE MACDONALD MONTANA LAKE CHELAN WASHINGTON BEAUTIFUL PUGET SOUND AVAIL YOURSELF OF STOPOVER PRIVILEGES WHILE ON YOUR WAY TO THE Lewis j Clark ExpositionVIA THE Great Northern RailwayT- HE COMFORTABLE WAY lit or Information RtprescoUtln tie Great Northern Railway turarw 2cmllti l1JmTED1IOOE LETHA THE LEWIS EXPOSITION 6BL WHITHEr Pasa r Traffic Mgr men Neither of them is a drunkard gambler patron of horse racing base ball football or automobiles Neither of them has run over any body and killed him without stopping to look back as is so commonly ported of automoblllsts They have more money than Ed ward VII and could afford to Indulge In all the excesses that that useless libertine has done but neither of them are reported to have done so It seems possible that donations to schools may be overdone as compar ed with other public benefits that are to be designed and the attention of these rich men should be called to other charitable institutions Rockefeller has been generous to the South It seems to me that it would be a great kindness and Justice if he would assist in some way the poor among the old Negroes who were once slaves I believe the day is at hand when tho giving of Immense amounts of money by these millionaires will be and schools are certain ly most desirable but they are not all that is needed and other objects of charity should be suggested to these men Clinton Iowa June 1905 Two weeks ago I finished Dog Fen nell for the sixth time and since then I have gone through Behind the Bars This is my second trip behind the bars and some parts I read twice over I havo appreciated this perusal more than the first which I read through in a great hurry because a friend was waiting for it then but now have got it home again I can read it or parts of it at my leisure My dear brother I would like to see that woman who said that Under the circumstances she was proud toI bo a convicts wife Such wordsi make the heart strings tingle Scotch call It With love to yourself and all your family I remain Frater nally JAMES ALEXANDER GREEN IIILL Printing on Dr Wilsons book of his trip to Rome Is progressing sat isfactorily and those wishing a copy aro exited to send their order at once ff rLf In answering a preachers Emil Blade Frederick says in the questionJ By the law of gravitation cos role dust of gas thrown up from the sun and raised far beyond tho orbit of Neptune is crystalizcd at that cold region and returns to the sun In the shape of planets moons asteroids meteors and cosmic dust which causes th chemical friction necessary for a combination of the elements compos- Ing all celestial bodies Mr Frederick is one of our first subs scrlbers and has not been reading Higher Science to no purpose It is becoming quite common lately to find writers with correct ideas of the motions of matter A Good Route to Try It traverses a territory rich in undeveloped resources a terrltlryjunlimited tlnglast but not least it is The Scenic Rout lor Tourists The Frisco System now often the traveling public excellent service and fast time Between St Louis and Kansas I City and points In Missouri Kansas I Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terrljtory Texas and toe Southwest Between Kansas CItY and points 1Georgia Iratescation to any representative of the Company or to Passenger Traffic Department Cnrammlal BuIldlMt Salt liiits J 1 1 fiI I i t t I WHOW TO BE HAPPY So you want nomo snort letters on How to Bo Happy Well Sir there are several ways to be happyI and the quickest way Is to put a bottle of good beer under your vest and letI your stomach send happy thoughts up Into your cabeza either that or a titI tIe good Kentucky whisky for nothing changes mental conditions so quickly as spiritus frumenti in some form But this kind of happiness is tran scient and if you havo too much of It there Is a reaction and your stomach sends up thoughts of a different kind Therefore it is not the way to find happiness every day and all tho time so we must look for some other That happiness Is what the whole world wants and every boGy is trying to get goes without saying But many lam failures are seen everywhere jentablo Would you tolerate life mortals forget yourselves and enjoy It There Is much wisdom in this remark for those people who are forever and at all times worrying o about their future supply of happiness and who think of themselves continu ously are generally miserable and un happy To find happiness every day of your existence there Is but one way and that way can be expressed in two words get busy The busy man whose head and hands are occupied In some congenial employment has no time to be unhappy and there is no room in this cerebrum for unhappy thoughts It is the indolent alias t lazy person that gets the greatest amount of unhappiness and likewise those who are victims of enforced Idleness i as many are in great cities in dull times Personally when I have been out of work for two or three toys J the desire to die Is very strong and lifo looks like a riproaring farce worthy of prolongation But when i mind and body are occupied and there i is something doing all is different and my spirits rise up like froth on ono of the ancients I would rather be sick than bo Idle and me too Unrest and discontent are generated by idleness in every human being and one can no more escape ennui satiety and disgust than he can avoid the influence of climatic changes Said Thomas Paine The man with- outt an object in life Is like an Invalid in the hospital waiting for death The l world Is full of such people and they f merely exist they do not live Life is action and the man who keeps in mo tlon is the one who lives Of course there is such a thing as overdoing a j good thing and having too much work but the man who has none is the worst off Blessed is the man wh has found his work said Thomas tCarlyle and the reason he Is blessed is because through his work he has found his happiness y Said Stephen Girard When I rise in the morning my only effort is to labor so hard during the day that when night comes I may be enabled to sleep soundly Wise man for the man who does not sleep soundly about one third of his existence is not well and cannot be and if not well he can not bo happy Sound sleep steady nerves quiet mind and good digestion both of which are primal factors In producing happiness But what Is happiness before we go any further Happiness as I view it is that calm and contented state of mind in which time flies quickly and the hours go like the twentieth century train be tween New York and Chicago No one ever heard an unhappy man say How quick the time goes So the faster time flies the happier you are and that is the test under all kinds of con ditions If the time passed quick today I was happy no matter whero I was or what I was doing and so It with everybody and by this rule youI can always tell Mortal man Is a creature of habits and sooner or later every one finds his rut and therein plods his way to the grave I read that Silas Knap a ti farmer went to bed at nine oclock sad rose at five for 43 years also that he had a blled dinner every Tuesday sallyratus biscuits ever Thursday for supper and baked beans every Satur day during that period of time If ho missed any of these things in other words if he was dissatisfied and un happy but as long as tho routine was unbroken ho had a contented mind So we see the force of Habits r how machinelike human life becomes to most people as they jog along to the crematory or the other place manIa s a man his rut lot him walk therein to the end L of his days for after the illusions and delusions of youth have come and gone and life appears as it really is we know because we have learned our lesson that There Is nothing bet ter for a man than that he should eat t and drink and that he should make his soul enjoy good In his labor If you aro looking for happiness Colonel fr r j inya j ftv b or any of your readers you will find It by keeping busy anti thus shutting out those thoughts that produce unhappl ness and generate melancholy Forget yourselves and enjoy life CHANNING SEVERANCE That is another model of tho kind letters I want for this paper and it goes to show that there are readers this little paper that can write on anything and not have to bo confined to tho old humdrum discussion of religion and infidelity subjects which to me at least are worn to a frazzle The letters that I am getting on the new Issue of the Blade How to be happy are far more Interesting than I over anticipated they would be I en joy them all and believe that nearly all Blade readers will enjoy them when they turn their minds to think ing In that direction and the Blade will If I do right myself be a paper that any friend of It can lay on any family reading table or send to any cultivat ed and moral friend at any time with out any fear of giving offense and the little paper will be a literary curiosity the only paper In tho whole world clusively devoted to making people happy by doing good though edited by an exconvict who Is a second time under conviction for the penitentiary and who never loses a minutes sleep thinking about It because I have found out from actual experiment that a man if he has lived up to his conscience can be happy In the peni tentiary as much so as out of it There are not many people who know that there is another penitentiary conviction hanging over me it is true and all the judges of butI United States Court at would have to do would be to pronounce the sentence and tell me what penitentiary to go to and send me the money to go on and I would go be next train but he would have to send my traveling expenses because I havent the money If I had that much money I would probably go to the Welch Wil klnson debate at Ryan Indian Terri tory beginning August 14th A young man who was religious but despondent went to Martin Luther the founder of Protestant Christianity and asked him for advice as to how to get happy and old Martin said Get severancejwasYes the reaction is the trouble so they say I never tried It and from what I see it doing for other people even at my age I am afraid to tamper with it- That happiness Is what tho world wants and Query body is tryin to get goes without saying says Bro Severance and every body Christian and Infidel saint and sinner recog nixes its truth so why should we no itoVoltaires suggestion that we should forget ourselves or not be selfcen tered as my wife expresses It to me is one of the things that I cant do and I want somebody to explain tha to me I have said I had a bad memory because there are so many things I ought to forget that I cant forget I am doing this for my own happiness and although I am old and have not much longer to live and do not amount to much anyway its hard for me to quit watching what effect the things I am saying and doing have on myselfBut Busy is one of the secrets of happiness and Idleness Is one o the greatest curses of life I have spent but little of my life in Idleness but as between Idleness and the pent tentlary give me tho penitentiary every time and I have tried both Therefore I say to the unemployed If you cannot get work on the term you would like take it on the bas terms you can get for a man who is working for too little is more apt toI IIget work at good wages than the man is not working at all There are victims of enforced idle ness especially in the largo cities in dull times and when they have fam flies depending on them they are cer tainly to be pitied If a man In easy circumstances suf fers from idleness a poor man would naturally suffer more but for all that I believe that working the best you can for the best you can get is better than the strikes and trying to force rich people to employ you I bellevo tho desire to tie Is strong In almost anybody sometimes I knowI it is in me and that old life worth living continually comes up to me We hear Christians singing How happy are they who their Savior obey and then they go and get their lives insured and suicide So far from fooling any body also they do not oven fool themselves Paine was a great and good man I Inoue Just read from Rev Dr Torrey the Chicago evangelist now converting London that it is well known the Thomas Payne his spelling ran oil to Europe with another mans wife but ho did not toll what the womans name was nor where she lived nor what became of her nor when It was I i oJ Preachers are very negligent about giving particulars in such cases a AN OPEN LETTER TO ELDER ULYSSES GRANT WILKINSON Dear Sir I have received your Gospel Searchlight for July 1st and want to write you about it hoping that in so doing I may help you and to ethers including myself There is some in your paper that Is wrong some that is indifferent and IIlyfeel myself and want others to be that we may all be better and happieraI tako them In order that they come the first is on faith repentance and baptism The piece is perectly legitimate and has nothing improper In It but oven for those who believe in the Bible it Is without interest because it has been drummed on so in long that everybody of any intelli gence knows it and an article teach ing some practical virtue or rebuking some common vice would have done more good Next there is the following To Whom It May ConcerneTo all kinds or classes of soul sleepers preachers whether First Second or Seventh Day Adventists Russellltes Bradleyltes Glbbsltes or any other Ites or kites if this comes to your notice you are hereby called upon to send your name to P Hes tand special agent of W L Gibbs who is making up a list of endorsers for said Gibbs IDont tarry dont wait Else you may be too late But send in today To Hestand and sayII endorse your man Glbb To shoot all his squibs At Wilkinsons head Until he is dead Any dignified gentleman ought to be ashamed to print a piece like that and especially In a paper that profesroa to teach a religion said by Its professors to bo characterized by meeknes and lowliness You Christians profess to be Christ hl1vej MaunUItseems are your own particular sect of Christians ofgyour you them ltes and meaningless kites and then you complain that others call whentthey have to do so to you from other Christians the name you claim for yourselves- Be honest and fair and manly and I take the beam out of your own eye yourtbrothers eye Then there comes a piece called alltwell enough for those who believe the Bible and to which I make no objec tion Then there is a piece about Gibbs that ends as follows Some othqr brethren who have seen Glbbs paper have sent me en dorsement but by far the most who know the man only speak of his weak ness and wonder why I will waste time on a man of such small ability and InI specialten dorses and ho was succeeded in get ting some six or eight names together who say they will stand by Willie youda e fotr you can a ble showing You profess to be trying to win peo pIe to the Christian religion and cer tainly common Intelligence ought to suggest to you that talk like that tends to drive goon people away from Christianity and will be used by In fidels to show that Christianity does not make people kind and refinedc You not only decline to give Mr Gibbs even the ordinary civil title that is common among gentlemen but yet descend to calling him Willie that is undignified and discourteous and neither witty nor argumontlvo You assume great superiority to Gibbs and your paper is filled with bad spelling and bad grammar not the errors In those departments that seem to como from clerical or typographical inaccuracy such as abound in the Blade to such an extent as to glvo it the appearance of a rebus butI such errors as indicate to an expert that the writer does not know any bet ter Then there comes the piece that I wish to commend It Is headed AntI be ye kind one to another Epheslans 32 It is written by one of your assist ant editors and is signed Lovingly W N Carter Durant Indian Terri tory It is made up almost entirely of quotations from the New Test ment that are so good and true as beautiful that every body t t iHe iMFa r4 I and Infidel ought to practice them and that one piece occupying only column and a half is worth all else together that I have ever seen In your paperI not If I could by simply turning my hand make an Infidel of rBrother Carter I want him If he scientiously can to remain a preacher and use his influence In your paper teach just what he teaches in that article all of it coming out of the New rwhlca is a part of his head is as follows Let all bitterness wrath and anger and clamor and evil speaking be put away from you with all malice And be ye kind one to another tender hearted forgiving one another oven as God for Christs sake hath for given you I do not believe In God or Christ but any rational man can see the beauty of such teaching and all the time that I have read your paper with this single exception you and others have filled it with senti rments exactly the reverse of all taught by Dro Carter in quoting the New Testaments or with the thread platitudes of your creed that very body has heard ad nauseam rThen there come somes more plati tudes written to the paper by some rbody and still more platitudes by the editor In commenting on them And these old threadbare things are printed when there Is not even an allusion to the war between atheist Japan and rChristian Russia matter that is In every newspaper and Is a thing ofNperhaps the most mommentoiis est to the Christian religion that has occurred in a thousand years a case in which the consensus of the whole competent civilized world Is that the R most radical atheism has set a beautiful rexample to the Greek church the highest exponent of Christianity In the world Then there comes the 3rd page having some of the unreasonable chlldrens letters that are found in newspapers and then a sterotyped abltuary of a woman the main feature of whose life is that she joined the church under the preaching of the editor who writes the thoroughly com mon place abltuary r Then there Is another column devot ed to the ridicule of Willie Gibbs that closes as follows anyImay some men but I am sure that he has an immortal gall and an Inexhaustible supply of egotism If Gibbs is posed to deny this let him form a preposition name a time and place lot A0 moderators hire a stenogra pher and I will affirm It in a sixteen day debate he to pay all expensesw At least that is what it says have corrected a typographical afterI in it so as to make It Compare that kind of talk with what Bro Carter quotes from Ephe slans and you can understand how this Christian paper is making dels faster than an Infidel paper can do Then there comes a piece from D Webster of Hagerstown Maryland The Gospel Searchlight prints his name Grob but had heard of Daniel partIright Bro Groh is a good man Is an Infl del and has heard of the Searchlight through this paper His piece is In an excellent and kind spirit U G Wreplies to Bro Grohs letter Ho spells the name of Thomas Paine Payne though the papers are- Snow discussing him Is connection with his friend John Paul Jones whose remans the American government are now bringing home to honor with bur- Ial on American soil U S G replies to Dro Grohs kind letter by an attack on Paine Vol tame and Ingersoll and he says of these thhree men They claimed to be guided by rea son and such distorted reason as it was Without knowledge these poor deluded mortals stumbled through life In darkness and went to the unregretted and soon to be graveI Paine was the personal Washington and Franklin He the Ago of Reason said by the brarlnn at the Washington library to have had the largest circulation of any American book 140000 copies Voltaire was the friend of Frederick the Great called the Great as Alex ander of Macedon was Ingersoll had as his opponents in the debate in the finest magazine In the world tho North American Review Gladstone the greatest Premier of England Judge mack of the Supremo Court of the United States and personal friend of Alexander Campbell the most prom Inent man in Mr Wilkinsons church Presbytertthe Supremo Court and of Cyrus W Field who laid the first ocean cable and yet in the opinion of U G W forgotn k S i rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr r PRICE LIST r rs MENS NEW MODEL 16 S- IZEWATCHES II r rHAMPDEN No 104 23 Jewels 32 105 23 Jewels 28 Wm KlnUy 21 Jewels 23 samo 17 Jewels 12 General Stark K jewels 10 IS Jewels I jewels 660 L WALTHAM Riverside Maxlmus 23 Jewels 50 Vanguard 23 jewels j30 Riverside 17 jewels 21 P S Bartlett 17 Jewels 1tl 1250 IB Jewels I Jewels fELGIN No 156 or 162 21 Jewels 49 270 21 jewels 25 243 or 246 17 Jewels 242 17 jewels ill 241 17 jewels t15 jewels 850 7 jewels CASES All the above In the new Model thin Sllverlne Screw fs Cases In Fahys Crown or Deuber filled god screw case guar anteed by manufacturers for 20 years artistic hand chased or plain i 300 more hunting 600 more In 25 year case 200 more thtitrin 20 year case In cases guaranteed for all time screw 809 or hunting 1000 more than in Sllverlne case Prices of solid gold eases on application rEvery watch baranteed fresh and new from factory no they keepers an accurate timekeeper and if well used good for flit years or longer Will be kept In order for one year Beware of Special movements and cases made nobody knows where and which you cannot price intelligently and buy everywhere Also of diework stamped engraved cases they are a fraud Those listed above pare known to be the best watches made andIf watch is new and r perfectyou are safe to buy them where price is lowest I pay freight LADIES GOLD WATCHES rLarge size Elgin Waltham or Hampden 20year gold filled latest stylo artistic handchased 7 jewels 10 15 jewels 1250 15 r jewels adj 17 Small o size jewels 1150 16 jewel 15 iirjewels adj 18 Riverside extra fine 26 In 25year caste jl IlUore In 14k solid gold case 10 to 50 more Latter with diamond all In plush box prepaid with guarantee CHAINS Long Guards latest style soldered links opals or other sets In slides rolled plated jl 150 and Best Filled Gold 250 and r 4 Extra heavy jb Solid Gold 10 10 and 25 Gents Chains I same variety Orders filled from any catalogue at same price or less I Cash refunded at optionIDIAMONDS PEARLS OPALS ETC I am an expert In this line and will save you 20 per cent If you iwill order of me Send for price list of Jewelry Freothought Badges Rings Silveri and Plated Ware Optical Goods and My Tract Theism In the Cruc t ble free r OTTO WETTSTEIN i r 110 KENSINGTON AVENUE LA GRANGE ILLr rrrrrrrrrrrIIR rrrr rrrrrrllIMrr THE CHINESE VS CHRISTIANITY Some few years ago It fell my to meet with Sir Hiram S Maxim when on r visit to Maine which u may is Sfr Hirams native StatE erne- as showing his orders and cjfoora tlons given him by various govern ments and amongst others Was one sent him by the Chinese Emperor- As the Chinese had not at that time reached up to a pitch of civilization- to use quick firing guns was at a loss to understand why the eastern potentate should have thought fit to send to the eminent Inventor such a costly mark of his esteem so I was as well as others curious to know the reason but I was at that time unable rom one cause or the other to find out Some months after Sir Hiram and familys visit to Maine Mrs Joubert daughter of the Inventor sent me a copy of the current number of Success and amongst the leading features of that well known PUblication- was a very Interesting biography of ir Hiram S Maxim from that I found out what I will now state It was that on the occasion of very largo and Important Missionary meeting which was held at St James Hall London and at which many tables and church dlgnatarles were to the subject of mission to China the Incident occurred After many resolutions had been passed as Is usual on those occasions and much and many forms of sympathy had been launched to better the condition of the souls of the heathen Sir Hiram S Maxim arose in the meeting and proposed a counter resolution that We let the Chinese alone and allow them to select tho religion they choose as wo Tho Chinese Ambassador who was at the meeting was so pleased that the news was forwarded to the peror who ordered the splendid eled star to be sent to the man who had the courage to propose such a common sense resolution in the face such an influential gathering- I thought this interesting fact might be of Interest to your readers- as affairs in the far east have assum ed such proportions and especially with the boxer troubles still in our memories which hinged so largely on religious troubles caused If I member rightly by the strong aver slon of the Chinese to our form of re ligion Yours truly- WILLIAM COOPER Milo Maine June 21 1905 TWO LETTERS SCIENCE t i14i Speaking of the Religious paper Rams Horn the Blue Grass Blade truly saysLI have read some copies of paper They are fools and liars Horn Is a most appropriate name for their paper because it Is very crooked and is a thing to blow and comes off of a head that has but little brains in it and represents the morality of ramWe knew them to tell the truth but once and that was quoted accidentally and referred to the fact that England prison statistics show an average of one Christian in twenty three while tnere is but one Infidel In 20000 and the number are about the same being about 7000000 each Pasadena Calif Find enclosed 300 One to pay for Blade until next June one for Behind the Bars to be sent me and one for Behind the Dar to 0 E Harrum Los Gatos Cali used to be a Campbelllte but I sent him a few Blades and Dog Fennell and then he got Paines Age of Reason and tomorrow I will send i him by his wife Ingersolls lectures and he wilt soon be happy He and his wife and daughter have read Dog Fennell over and over and again and agall1E LEWIS SPECIAL ROUND TRIP EXCURSIONS ON THE e C Asbury Park N J National Educa tional Association Tickets on sale June 29th and 30th July 1st and 2nd limited to July 10th Rate 2180 Tickets may be extended to August 31stBaltimore Md Christian Endeavor Convention Tickets on sale July 2nd 3rd and 4th with limit of July 15th Rate 1600 Tickets may be extended to August 31st Old Point Comfort Va Summer ex cursion Tickets on sale July 14th limit 15 days Rate 1200 Atlantic City N J Summer Excur sion Tickets on sale August 3rd lim ited to August 14th Rate 1400 Old Point Comfort Va Summer Ex cursion August 12th limited 15 days Rate 1200 For full Information regarding above special rates call on or address G W Barney DIv Pass Agent Lexington Ky J i V a INCONSISTENT WILSHIRE I recently had an editorial In which I commented upon the Inconsistent of the millionaire editor of Wilshlrei Magazine posing as a champion of tho poor man and In which I said Wll shire was editing his paper for mono just as editors generally do Immediately I got a letter from n Socialist who had read the article In which ho berated mo for saying Wll shire was editing his paper for money and stated positively that Wilshir was losing money by publishing his magazineI the letter to my printer and two days after came Wilshlros Mat azlno for July containing an editorial headed How we do it for ten cents In which ho says ho is making now by the publication of that paper 000 a year and expects to be maKing 00000 a year by next November In that editorial he calls upon all to help to establish Wllshlros firm ly for It is all for the cause It may bo because I never was ver strongminded and Am now getting to be superanuated but I cannot see how a man who is now getting tt 000 a year for getting out twelve sues y of a cheaply gotten up and not very large nor specially good mag zlne and who is counting on soon getting 60000 a year for doing this can have the temerity to claim to bo In molatig himself upon the altar of the cause any more than any other business man of any kind who Is get ting money all out of proportion to the labor he does The perpetual crusade of SocialIst papers in the world Is against rent Interest and profit These three things are held up by all Socialist as the acme of all wickedness the t great crime against society and the source of oppression of the poor am yet Wilshire with the million dollar that his father gave him enumerate among his expenses the rent that he pays and boasts of the Immense prof- It that goes into his pocket all for the cause I give the beginning of his editor sr ial which is as follows HOW WE DO IT FOR TEN CENTS A good many people are mystlflei C at our ability to publish as good a magazine as Wllshlres for tho rid culously small subscription price o r ten cents a year Some think it can only be done at l a great financial loss ft This Is quite a mistake It not onlj i can be done at a profit but at a very considerable profit Two of the best paying magazines in this country I Comfort of Augusta Maine and Womans Magazine of St Mo have a subscription price lThe ten cents a year and both of give even more the money paper than does Wilshires r It Is all the result of modern mach inery The manufacturing cost of Wil shires is just half a cent per copy Twothirds of this cost Is for paper and onethird for the printer This means a cost of six cents per year for the twelve monthly copies to each is the cost of postage and of wrapping about one cent for each Item for the year making a total cost of Wilshires for one year about eight cents per copy postpaid in the post office However this makes no count for the composition the cuts electrotyp log makeready etc which Is about 25000 per issue This item is the same whether the edition Is one thousand or one million Tho office and editorial expense and rent are not counted in either This expense decreases pro rata with increased circulation We figure that with our present circulation the cost f is about four dollars per month per thousand of circulationIThe addressing of tho wrappers is done by machinery and costs about five cents per thousand names but we have counted this In the office expense account It Is from the advertising that a ten cent journal like Wilshires de pajIAadvertising for they always count upon spending in one way or anoth er the whole of their subscription receipts In the getting of the subscrib ers to subscribe Some give prizes some give trips to Europe to tho lucky ones and all spend large sums in advertising The statement that It is all the re suIt of modern machinery Is astound ing from a man in Wilshires position Socialism has kept up a continual outcry against machinery because it throws the laboring man out of em ployment by allowing one man with a machine to do what woout the machine would give occupation to many men Of course Wilshire uses n lInto type and by this machine he enables one printer to do what would other 1 1tIrJr wise tako from five to seven printers to do But this millionaire publisher throws out of employment from four to six printers In order to mayo his 00000 a year profit and yet says It Is nil for socialism and all for the language in which ho clam to be sacrificing himself is as lows Wo are giving these figures to assure our readers as to the econom- Ics of our 10cent rate and also to encourage them to all help us cstab lIsh Wilshires firmly for it is all for the cause Just think of what 5000 per monthI profit and a all for socialism will mennIIs Is not worth Can you not send In dollar todayI with a bunch of ten subscribers Why should you look to other men to do your work Why Is It not your work as much as should there be a single ciallst reader of Wllshlres who doesnt work for these results Let every Socialist In the land dig right In now so that there shall be absolutely no question about 30000 for November and little doubt of the million a few months later Ho states that he gets more for tho paper than it costs him and then say s he does not look to the subscription price for the pay he gets but to the advertising and yet Socialism con tlnually cries down profit Why with his million dollars does not Wilshire give his machinery to printers and employes and edit his paper without any profit You will never see In Wilshires per h single line against religion or one in favor of morals or against any- vice Tho advertisements in Wilshlref paper are generally proper ones There Is none of liquor But some of them aro fradulent For Wllshlro guarantees 7 per InstanceI money in an investment that poses Common intelligence says that millions of dollars would not be loaned In New York at three or four percent If Wilshire could assure then of seven per cent Then there are some of the fake patent medicine advertisements am ndvestlsements and among them Is the advertisement ofan astrologer and fortune teller The slogan of Wilshires paper Is that the nation should own the trusts If a trust is a bad thing of course It is better that an indlvldua should own and operate It than thai the motion should be engaged In It just s is better that individual shovel he guilty of theft and murder than rat the nation should be Butane words are simply meaning less sound and fury signifying noth ing and neither Wilshire nor any other man has any more idea what he Is talking about when fie says ana tion should own a trust than a preach er knows what he Is talking about when he says God is the son of a woman and a ghost A leading piece in the July issue is Socialism for Millionaires by Ber nard Shaw an Englishman and the leading editorial by Wilshire himself Is Why a workingman should be a Socialist and yet the whole of page nine is devoted to ridiculing Rockefeller a Christian who has 29000 000 for education and half of page seven is devoted to ridiculing Car negie the Infidel who has given 140 000000 for education and I never in all tht I have heard of Wllshlro and his million that his father gavo him heard of his giving a cent to anybody or anything Rockefeller and Car negie started on nothing and made their fortunes Yet Wilshire has the termorlty I did not say cheek to say that tho millionaire Is essen tially the foe of the laboring man but that millionaires and laboring should combine to raise his salary from 36000 a year to CO000 a year for issuing a common little patent medicine fortune telling paper 12 times a year while he a born citi zen of the United States lives in regal style In an English land and prints the articles of English nobility telling what American laborers ought to do when the greatest source of revenue to all European aristocracy Is marrying into the families of American butchers and wheat gam tiers And Wilshire says that what Is done for him is all for Socialism and all for the cause It Is precisely like priests and preachers live In luxury and Idleness on money that is all for Jesus And Wilshire would take the Popes job today If he could get It Passadena Calif Enclosed Tease find 100 to pay for another ear I do not know whether my time Is up no difference I want the Blade sure I am 70 years old and have been a Bible reader for 60 yearaH- H DOW GIRLS CRAZED BY RELIGIOUS MANIA Strange Sect Holds Sensational Meet IngWomen In Long Trances Cincinnati Ohio Juno 19Three thousand persons have pitched their tents Inside to Carthage fair grounds and the most sensational camp meeting in the history of Hamilton coon ty has begun Young girls fall prone upon the ground and waving their voicesIA pretty young girl probably 20 years old was lying prone on herI back on the bare floor Her face scarlet and with the crush of inanity about her the heat was tense The girl was simply clad with a plain white waist and a skirt of scarlet this last disarranged Now and then she would raise her hands and wring them while those about her shouted encouragement Occasionally she would scream as though In torture and the man who stOOl near her head cried Kill her Jesus Kill her Oh let her die Then some one would laugh in a high natural key while tho girl on the floor screamed again Once in a great while she too would laugh hysterically but the sound Invariably ended In a shriek and a great flood of tears Hours she lay The camp meeting Is thereImencement of Gods Mount Auburn but people are there from every part of the earth The Insufferable heat and the absence of physicians has alarmed the authorl ties and officers will be detailed at the camp If more scenes similar to that of the young woman are enacted the place will bo closed by Injunction The sect believes In many odd things and disbelieves In doctors and medi cine ENDORSE THE NEW YORK TRUTH SEEKER OF JULY 8TH Recently the New York Truth Seek er has been printing some things that were so immoral that supposing it would continue I took its issue 1July 8th and pencil in hand read it intending to mark and reprint in the Blade the things to which I object ed but I am happy to say that haying read that Issue there is not a thing In it to which I object and there is one most prominent thing in it that I most heartily endorse Editor Macdonald has not personally written the objectionable thing In his paper but he has allowed them to be written by others and he has printed them without any provost against them so that they have rThethus been given to the world by him are free love and anarchy two things that nearly always go together There is nothing in this Issue of his paper favoring anarchy and there Is an extract from Harpers Magazine against Lately Macdonald has had an edl torial in which he said he was not respsonslble for what correspondents- say in his paper but he is responsible if what his correspondents say is not repudiated by him That editorial and two letters against anarchy in the T S of July Sth seem to Indicate that somebody has been putting a flea in the ear of Mr Macdonald The leader in the anarchist sentiment of the T S is a preacher named Hugh 0 Pentecost Ho is a bad man and dangerous citizen and no moral man or woman can afford to rave any dealings with him The splendid letter in the T S that I endorse ends as follows No law or adjustment of society was over made that did not create some evil When a law creates more ell than it remedies it is a nuisance and should be abrogated Some laws belong to this latter category and hese furnish the arsenal of the an rchlst That logic is exceedingly lame that is compelled to resort to theological traditions for an illustra lon The forbidden fruit Incident eferred to by Mr Pentecost Is a type of law without reason for being The sin jloes not appear in the effect but is attributed to disobedience and- re punishment Is vindictive against disobedience A law such as that is evil both in inception and execution But let Mr Pentecost take the laws against murder robbery Incendlar Ism rape etc and try to make out his case against them When he does his theory will be worth listening to As you say Mr Editor the an rchlst can be as hospitable to con radlctory views and act as inconsis tent with his general philosophy as the Christian When defined by Mr entecost the nnrchlst Is the embod- Iment of all charity and selfdenial et ho advises those who aro not an irchist to steal as a retribution and Itelling 1 I ed every right to consideration and instead of being bowed to they ought to be driven off the earth as thieve and murderers Mr Pentecost Is running dangerously near criminal dlctmcnt It only needs some fool to attempt to act on his suggestion to find himself In the position of the Chicago anarchists Tho ten mlllloi starving people that he foolishly agines to exist in this country might not be able to save him Such silly remarks are really out of keeplni with his general Washington D C June 26 1905 That letter Is sensible and to tIle are men like the preacher Pentecost who sit In safety and In flame the minds of the poor against the rich when the best three friend that his Tesus had were all rich men Joseph of Arlamnthea Zaccheus the banker and the rich Lazarus that lived in Bethany while there is no timation that Jesus ever even spok to the poor Lazarus that lived In JerusalemAs suggests Pentecost Is sharp enough to keep out of criminal indictment SUNDAY AND LIQUOR I have waited from Monday morn until Tuesday morning to repor ling outcome of a Sunday drunken de I know a government official and his brothers inherited an appetite fo liquor from their father win was a drunkard In iris younger days Ono of the officials brothers sulcld ed All of the family are Christians and belong to ono of tire fashionable churches and are nice good people The official has been drinking so much lately that he was liable to lose his Job and for ten days or two weeks he quit drinking and was as nice and competent and elegant n gentleman as could be found and was all right Saturday but when Sunday came ho got drunk and Monday morning he was a pict ure of debauchery that was pitiful to look That man the high so wl1llgiveof this country They are a Negro man and his wife both fine servants and strong and competent and kind and respectful and polite and getting fine wages and are kindly treated They are fullblooded Negroes and are devout Christians They were all right to Saturday when they begin to inakcJ arrangements for Sunday On Sunday they went to church and the woman got drunk Monday she had to have a doctor and Tuesday morning she got back to tho place where she worked with her head all tied up still sick from the effect of the Sunday debauch This is a sample of the workings of the liquor business and yet Chris tian and Infidel join in the demand that the liquor traffic shall continue The saloon keepers are nearly al ways Catholics and only glvo their money to the Catholic church but the distillers are all Protestants and give their money to the Protestant priests do not preach against the liquor business at all The Protestant preachers want to crush t25 Cincinnati AND RETURNSUNDAY JULY 16 Special train leaves Lexington 730 a m Tickets goodonly on date of sale on special train Returning leave Cincinnati at 830 p m same date Ask agents for particulars H C KINGCPTAIII E ST w VISIT- YELLOWSTONE PARK All turn Tickets Good for Stopover nt 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 t PUNCTUALITY DIRECT ROUTE SUPERB EQUIPMENT SPLENDID SCENIC ROUTE r Has won the deserved title 4THE COMFORTABLE WAY for the Great Northern Railway The Unsurpassed Equpment of TWO TRAINS i Affords the Quickest Easiest and Most Comfortable Way to tho iLewis and Clark lPORTLAND ORE i Opel From June to October 15 Send cents postage for booldetA Camera Journey to the Lewis I and Clark Exposition to any representative of the Great Northern Railway or to F I Whitney General Passenger and Ticket Agent Ot Paul Minn out the saloons because the saloons do not pay them anything but they will not say a word against a dlstlllei because tho distillers do pay them and any distiller or any drunkard can bo a member of any church In Lex- Ington If he pays a plenty of money to tho church And yet there is no more common charge made by Protestants against Catholics than that the Catholics sold indulgences to pay for St Peters church at Rome Indulgences were permits to commit crimes by paying Lexlng1tonas truly as the Catholic church ever didIt assists in his business any die tiller who pays his money to tho church and tho whisky traffic in Lexington causes moro crime especially murder and suicide and especially on Sunday than the same amount of money any where else in any kind business ofI LOW SETTLERS RATES To Points In the West and Southwest VIA COTTON BELT ROUTE On first and third Tuesdays of each month roud trip tickets will be sold to points in Southeast Missouri Ar kansas Louisiana and Texas at rate of one fare plus Stopovers al lowed on the going trip 21 days in which to return Cotton Belt Route trains leave St Louis morning and evening making connection with all lines and carry sleepers chair cars and parlor cafe carsWrite In for literature describing the cheap lands along the Cotton Belt Route for maps time table and Information about rates etc L 0 SCHAEFER T P A Cotton Belt Route Cincinnati 0 Send In your subscription NOW QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE- C N O T P Ry Ticket Office 11 East Main Street Northbound Lv Lexington Arr Clnl- lNo4 605 A M 810 A M 1010 730 A M 1015 A lI- No6 305 P M C10 P M lo 525 P M 749 P M Southbound Lv Clntl LV Le- xNo5 C50 A M 1000 A to 830 A M 1055 A M No9tv400 P M C50 P11- No 3 810 P 1030 P All trains run dally Finest train service In the South Vestibuled cars Pullman sleepers Dining car service unexcelled For additional Information call or addressH G P T A 11 East lain St Both Phonos 49 W C RINEARSON G P A Clnj Innatl Ohio 1j II l health hducationWorship Pleasure TRANSCONTINENTAL Exposition GREAT CENTRAL ROUTE 1 FROM CINCINNATI AND THE r 4 SOUTH to = 11 TOLEDO5 through trains Each Way Every Dayy A- NDDETROITBeautiful Trains Each Way Every- Day Our lines reach every Important city and the best Summer Resorts iniMICHIGANOn You can get as good a Neal as in any first clase restaurant We use the TERMINAL STATION At Cor Cherry and Seneca Sts in Toledo Ohio FORT ST DEPOT In Detroit Mich Make inquiry of our nearest agent about ourI CIRCUIT TOUR RATES Something New n EDWARDS Pass Traffilc Mgr CINCINNATI OHIO ELKS FAIR- GEORGETOWN KY 53 CENTS ROUND TRIP Tickets on sale via QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE July 25 26 27 and 28th good rev turning July 29th Ask ticket agents for particulars 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE MAKSIDESIGNSia sketch nay ourIIUICklruccrtnln nntentable rtandbookonIatuta jiatenuPatentswithout charge Scientific JHmricaii handsomely JarsMt dr culatloti of Journal Tenti U a four months IL byall nowidtaltn MUNN 4 Co38tBroid New York lirancb Washington f Jim