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THHc4t1 1 t i f b i 4 t BLUE GRASS BLADE W E 3Jf rr A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A TSAB IN ADJAMM 305YULCat 0 t05 30511G1A YEAIt i TERMS OF THE BLADE- I Issue for one year 5100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers s 50 cents each 250 for five Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 h Five new subscribers sent one year i 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 r well as the new address When you send your subscription say whether yu are a new or old subscriber of tihUJltJW1Fo3WShOrt- StItf LexIng ton Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexing cton Ky as Second Class Mall Mat l h Address all communications to BLUE fi GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky f Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 100IAN ATLAS FOR The Great Northern Railway has sued an Atlas of 56 pages containing uptodate maps of Iowa Wisconsin Mlnneasota North and South Dakota Montana Idaho Washington British Columbia Oregon Kansas Missouri Nebraska Wyoming Colorado Alas ka Hawaii Japan Philllpine Islands 1 China the United States and of the addition to this the Atlas con tains vamablo statistical information relative to tho states named above is printed on the very best quality of paper shows the lines of the 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 upor receipt of Address F I WHITNEY Pass Traffic 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 hold 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 ton by the people of the East They see in the Exposition an opportunity to visit the Western country at greatly reduced expenditure of money and not only see the Exposition itself but view the wonder of our Western scenery and witness the great re ksources of the Northwest and the op afforded The Great North departmenttthe Exposition and it augurs well for a big travel through the Northwest this year Send us a club of five subscrib ers for the Blade at 50 cents each We want to increase the circula tion of this paper several thous and copies this sprint Do your part pi s ido ONiHEROAD TOK- ANDALUSAN On Monday March 13th I was told to get ready to start in an hour for Dalny did not take live minutes to get ready for I had no packing to do and at daybreak r set out wlthor rather In custody ofa young soldier called T Hara Hara San who speaks English well was a delightful traveling companion and moreover qulto a character in his way possessing as he did in an exceptional degree the Japanese qualities of tact good humor and physical endurance He said to me Sir you will be much civilized when you reach Dalny meaning that would have an oppor tunity of getting a good wash and I thanked hIm for this piercing but well Intentioned comment on my per sonal apearanco Impervious to Christianity During our little trip to Daln Pri vate Hara taught me some Japanese and discussed ail sorts of subjects with me from Ifie merest trifles to abstruse problems of philosophy and his smile his aliveness and his fine teeth were my entertainment all the way In sooth he was a very engag ing little fellow and If Japanese pri vates are all like him I am afraid that there will soon be no chance for us poor whites on the face of this planet Like all Japanese Hara was entire ly under the AngloAmerican Influ ence save in the matter of religion None of us Japanese believe In re ligion ho said proudly we believe neither Ina God nor in a hereafter In our funeral services it is true we address the spirits of the dead as It iiicy were preSeuETFilt tnaT only our politeness Besides he added cheerfully a question twlnklng In his eye no educated European or Amen can now believes In Christianity- I quote him because from a four years experience of Japan I am con vinced that he speaks not only for himself but for the more advanced cerItalnwifes tale and if an earnest man from Oxford or Maynooth thinks he makes a good Impression on a Japan ese philosopher by confessing that he believes in Christianity ho errs grev ously in fact he might as well seek to make an Impression on his Japanese friend by assuring him that he Is one of an ancient band of believers who hold that the earth Is flat In short the Japanese regard the extra ordinary delusion about Christianity- as tho one weak point in the Euro pean Intell ctIHara said als had no religion and so far as ho was concerned that settled it Ho told me that there were Buddhist and Shinto priests In the army some at tached to tho forces In the capacity of chaplains some wearing the uni forms of private soldiers which they temporarily discarded for the sacre dotal robes whenever tho necessity arose but that though the officers at tended their services they did not believe in them This does not however prevent these officers from enccouraging aim pIer soldiers to wear Buddhist amu lets and phylacteries so that in no way even in the faith in supernatural assistance would tho Russians have the advantage of them Tho Japan so have already adopted the Russian bashleek and at Shlzuoka I have heard squads of soldiers engag ed in a cheering drill a la Russe If Christianity Is found to increase the fanaticism of the soldier and to lessen his fear of death tho Japanese will also adopt it A long residence In the far East is calculated to shako ones faith In Christianity You find nonChristian tribes and nations contain about the average number of respectable citi zens If you bring forward tho good points of Christianity the educated heathen will promptly dig up some thing of the same kind out of Bud dhist or Confucian theology The sight of the Russian prisoners saying their prayers three times a day amid a clr f ftJ 7f it cle of their polite but Incredulous conquerors is after all a supersti tion and that the agnostic Japanese are right Tho above Is from tho Cincinnati like that are what are con stantly Impressing the people with the uneasonableness of all the miraculous parts of all religions the Christian igion included- IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL AND THE APE Berlin June 23The greatest con temporary German scientist Prof Er nest Hackel of the University of Jena has been delivering a series of lectures in Berlin on science and re Haeckel Is the greatest Ger man exponent of the Darwinian theory of evolution and his lectures were strongly materialistic and athe istic In character- It Is significant of the skepticism prevalent in the German capital that he was accorded enthusiastic ova tions by the great crowds assembled every time ho appeared on the platform of the largest hall in the city The nature oi Prof Haeckels views on science and religion is best shown by the following extracts from his lecture on the descent of man It Is certain that man descended theIrace that the opinions of scientists differ It Is easy to understand that the knowledge of our descent from apes is unpleasant to many people Man is like the paryenue who resents all references to his obscure ancestors Much more is known about the scent of man than regarding the ev olution of the lower animals The opponents of the evolutionary theory of human descent havb been unable to prove that it is fallafcous Prof Haeckel then preceded to ex pfaiiT why he denies that man hasrn soul Ho said The soul Is supposed to have di vine origin Those who believe this do not explain why the Almighty de- cIded to create souls just at the time when man appeared In the animal life of the world When those who believe In God say Man is the Image of God we must remind them on the contrary that men have always con ceived God according to their own conception of the Ideal Observation of tho developments of a childs soul shows that it has no connection with the divine The belief in the divine origin of the soul Is closely connected with the belief In the immortality of the soul The theory of the immortality of the Indefensible The Idea of Immortali ty is by no means universal as is of ten stated The Ionic philosophers knew nothing of the Immortality of the soul Tho Idea of Immortality was not part of tie Mosaic religion but ap peared after the period of the Israel ites exile Plato and Aristotle Introduced the theory of Immortality What Is known as mans soul Is cqntalned In his cerebral matter If the lowest types of the human race are compared with apes the conclu sion Is inevitable that the difference between the human soul and the soul of apes is a matter of quality The human soul and the soul of apes are absolutely Identical in character 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 more copies will be disappointed The price Is only and it Is going to be a book that ought to sell for at least Kof 150INICHOLASVILLE- 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 rt ii tfi DEPTH OF MANIFESTEDFEELING AMERICAN EXCLUSION Pekln Juno 27Tho question of Chinese exclusion from the United States continues chiefly to occupy the attention of the Chinese The depth of fending manifested astonishes for is regarded as an evi elgne1and growth of a national senti spirit which five years ago would have been inconceivable Amonjj many Instances cited as evl dence f this It is said that a Chinese comprador has refused a lucrative appointment with an American com panY1 Advertisements of American goods continue to be refused by the native newspapers and letters and telegrams from all parts of China as well as from abroad are being received urg ing the central Government to take a firm stand The chief obstacle Is the question of exclusion of coolies from Hawaii and the Philippines It Is urged that there Is no reasonable objection to the land ing of coolies In Hawaii where they do not compete with American labor while Chinese immigration has long been established in the Philippines These points the Chinese regard as essential out it is thought unlikely that they will be conceded by the Ameriiian Government hence the deadlock With a view of facilitating a settlement China yesterday propos ed to send a special mission to Wash Ington but American Miniatv J ock hill declined to entertain the idea The Chinese deplore the risking of AmerjiW good will but claim to have genlun legitimate grievances In w Meantime tho bcjrcott of gOOds from the United States tinues and the antiAmerican cam paign Is increasing in vigor The American Minister has applied to the Board of Foreign Affairs to check the movement and Viceroy Yuan of LI Province has Issued a proclama lion on the subject but its efficacy is considered doubtful While America excludes China It allows 1000000 subject annually most of whom are the rottenest scum from all parts of Europe and from other parts of Asia to emigrate here and become citizens under the five year act and to create labor strikes anarchy free love socialism and belong to the churches most ly Catholic and are unfit for anything except to assist the ignorant negroes and women to uphold the worthless priests and parsons Therefore if Bro C Moore and Mrs Henry can see any sign of or cause for better times and for hap piness present or future they can see further through the veil than I can There Is not an editor of any newspaper or religious paper or any writer in any magazine that can beat C C Moore of the Blue Grass Blade His editorial in tho Blue Grass Blade of July 2nd under the head The Cour ierJournal Is making atheistic mor alists Is based on plain cold facts and should be read by every intelli gent person infidel or Christian in Is a worthless class mostly foreigners In this country who are too lowbred and too lazy to work for an honest living and to help to pay the priest and parson who have been excluded from the church for their Immoral and beastly conduct that even the church could not toler ate and hold her grip that have crept under the banner of infidelity the on ly moral sect of people in this coun try to ply their trado and game of an atchy socialism frco love and labor strikes and who wave the red flag at honest working man and woman In this once free country that was estab lished by Infidels who fought under hard circumstances The European leaders of this worth less set we are now contending with JOHN D FARRIS Timbo Arkansas When this government was estab lished by Its infidel founders it was proclaimed to be a home and refuge rli for the poor and distressed of all na the most valuable laborer In the whole world the Chinaman is excluded and rich and worthless Eu ropean titled snobs are Invited hereto marry our rich women and this In the face of tho fact that millions of squp miles of fine land In this country are uncultivated for tho want of laborers to do It the very class of people who are declaiming against the Chinese being the worthless set who around the big cities will not work themselves and will not let anybody else work and who with all this fine unoccupied land are clamoring to have the Improved lands of toe hon est and working people divided out among them The JapRussian war has lately shown us that the Japs are the most moral people on the earth and the Chinese are almost the same people But It is a heathen Chinee and the Europeans that como hero are Christians and the papers of today July 14th state that Roosevelt has assured Samuel Gompers and James Duncan leaders and instigators of the late Chicago outrages that the China men shall not bo allowed to come to are atheists and Roose velt called Paine a filthy little athe ist KIDDERISTICS Preaching truth and looking for faith is like preaching lies and look Ing for doubt Truth dressed Is overdressed Laziness Is the hypocritical brother of fatigue Too much theory is the scarecrow of practice Better have nothing to say and say It than something to say and say It loollwithFew can be Impressive without be ing oppressiveI As to Darwinism those that havent ascended havo descended When a man begins to hope he stops doing anything to justify it Faith is admissable on the seventh day If you doubt on the other six Sentiment is the perfume of love marriage Its disinfectant Its hard to cure a doubt without doubting the cure A new saying is an old thought de livered by a crank A Te Deum Is a bray set to music Definition of the Presbyterian and Baptist churches Damn vs Damp The worst woman Is as worse than the worst man as the best woman Is better than the best man Reformers dont reform them selves becauso no man can be a specialist on two things We hate the talkative man who doesnt mind his own business suspect the silent man who does Im no Anarchist But if Im to choose between divine right andI dynamite give me dynamite When a man can conceive of maculate conception a woman can conceive by it Anna Shaw says Any fool can have a baby bet she cant When you hatch a Chinese baby from a china egg Ill expect three thirds of a man from one third of a God As well say tho wrong thing at the right time as the right thing at the wrong time Tho reception of a creep depends not on Its logic but on the receptive state of the hearers IIredwere hungry for anything now So it Is with writing for a paper or proposing to a woman J f fut If all my articles had been accepted Id be a Croesus If all my girls had married me Id be a BrIgham Young All of which goes to show that fools editors and women are somewhat similar When striving for effect wo gener ally achieve defect For this reason Ignorant people and niggers write the best letters Such people uso slmplo language to convey their meaning Cultivate the grandeur of simplicity Tho lions roar doctored by Bethoven would lose Its sublimity Herbert s Spencer thinks like a god and talks like a fool The difference between Herb and a preacher is One uses the Incomprehensible to explain the comprehensible the other the com prehensible to explain the Incomprehensible Think of Spencer explaining the Trinity 0 Mamma Freethought lacks money for Its be lievers hell for its daubters To be In the minority with neither present pay for friends nor permanent punish ment for enemies Is sad indeed 41 When Im asked What oeverwithout religion In answer Im too busy thinking what It Is with It t M GRIER KIDDER fieINGERSOLL MEMORIAL PICNIC To Be Held In Moffitto Grove near Newton Iowa August 13th 1905 The annual Liberal picnic held In E B Moffitts Grove near Newton Iowa will be In memory of Col R G Ingersoll C A Windle of Chicagoaeditor of the Galling Gun and one of tho foremost orators of the Central West will deliver the address There r will also be music recitations and s other entertainments to make timerpass pleasantly as well as profitably Remember the date Sunday August 13th and make preparations to attend ITo live so radiantly so happily and that those who come in touch with us shall be made gladder and better for tho contactthIs should be the supreme aim of every ones rsambitionIt to be cheerful for our own sakes for our own health and success I but it is better to be cheerful from the desire to make others happy So much is said about the necessary for maintaining a uniformly cheerful state of mind Physicians recognizeYas never before how powerfully menEtal conditions effect the body It has been demonstrated that tuoughts of fear despondency hatred malice and the like have the effect of poisoning the physical system and that thoughts of an opposite nature serve to promote health So It Is becoming quite the fashion to be cheerful from selfish motives merely But to keep happy and serene because thereby one preserves his health his looks or his power to please is not the highest motive In the end one Is much more likelySto find his health Improved if ho practices cheer for the sake of oth ers than if he does so for the specUla purpose of benefitting himself After all the greatest benefits to self are attained through altruism We owe It to every one with whom we associate to live and think hadl aptly to create about ourselves a lu minous atmosphere of happiness so positive that all who come into our world are aware of a renewing Influ say that in a universe as big as this your thinking does not count Every ones thinking counts Every ones life counts It does matter very greatly whether you live Indifferently- or whether you live gloriously You have your particular place in the vast system of things that makes the uni verse When you rail to live to your highest the lack Is felt throughout the entire machinery Bo giad Be sunny Be a glowing center of happiness Every one you meet needs the stimulus you can give Angela Morgan In the Commercial Tribune r Youthful CriticWatching her IThe while ho was constructing his t sermon she Innocently Inquired Does God tell you what to write Yes my child God tells meuThen what do you scratch The gospel expounder was silent i WOMAN AND THEBIBLE LANCE BROKEN ON BEHALF OF WOMAN BY JOSEPHINE K HENRY Continued from last Blade Now theres Lots wife The cred historian did not think her worthy of a name of her own Ma be Mrs Lot rejoiced In having her t Individuality merged In that of her husband Just as the women of our day who parade In newspaper soclet notes and Mrs Tom Mrs Dick and Mrs Harry Mrs Gov Mrs Gen and Mrs Dr Tha women of the ages who have been disposed to be rebellious have been warned with Remember Lots Wife But It has not warned wort a cent The woman with a will of her own and the woman with views Is hero in all her glory Any mar nod man will testify to that And i she Is here to stay When God de i termlncd to destroy Sodom and Go morrah with fire and brimstone the angel of the Lord warned Lot and hIs t family with these words Escap t for thy life look not behind thee Mrs Lot disobeyed the angels command and woman like she looke back If the angel had told her to look back she would have looke straight ahead This is the nature of women The sex systematically do what they are told not to do and do tinot do what they are told to do Now Mrs Lot for her disobedience was turned into a pillar of salt Lots wife is the first woman on rec ord that ever had a monument and L It is said It Is standing to this day fiAnd the women of all ages have had this monument pointed out to them to make them afraid I reverence the memory of Mrs Lot because she looked back to see- If her husband and daughters wen 4 safe though according to holy writ they were not worth saving Mrs Lots womanly heart was a fx battle ground of love and duty and I am glad that she secured for herself Pi a monument that has defied the rav ages of time She would never have r had one any other way l Well now as to Rachel The rec ord says Rachel was beauteous and well favored According to the Bible all the holy women of old were beauteous and fair to look upon just as In our day according to newspaper notices all brides are beautiful and all grooms Jacob met Rachel at the well and after a short acquaintance the book says Jacob kissed Rachel and lifted up his voice and wept What on earth did ho weep about Whoever heard of a young man set ting up a weep because he had kissed a pretty girl The young men of this day do not follow Jacobs weeping example It often happens in our day when a young man wants to bestow his attentions and kisses on a pretty girl and she rejects them the young man whips out his knife or pistol and plays the murderous role to perfec tionJacob asked Rachels papa Laban for his daughter and said ho would servo seven years for her Laban was a imancier and he knew Jacobs ser vice was the cheapest hired help he could get so he promised him Rachel At the end of the seven years tho wily Laban palmed oft his daughter Leah on Jacob as a bride After a family jar that shook the region round about Jacob said ho would serve seven years more for Rachel Jacob got himself into a pretty pickle We are told that the sisters Leah and Rachel fired by jealousy hated each other that Jacob hated Leah and Jacobs anger was kindled against Rachel Rachel and Leah in deadly spite each gave her maid to Jacob to f wife Jacob submissively accepted them and he tacitly became a crew ture of barter and sale Laban and Jacob had a hot encounter In which they employed some choice language and Laban told Jacob to take the girls and everything else but he was bound to have his gods Now it turned out that Rachel had stolen her papas gods and was sitting on them and when he came into her tent hunting for them she denied knowing anything about them Rach el was an all round wilful deceptive crafty domineering and dishonest woman She is noted for many traits but obedience is not one of them Dinah the daughter of Jacob and Leah was a combination of her fath l er mother and Aunt Rachel She was a little crafty in her amours and consequence a terrible massacre sued With Jacob for a father to say nothing of the other side of the house we can imagin j she was equal to anything but certainly obedlenc was not one of her traits of charai te Tamar Is one of the prominent ladles of the Bible Her father in lav Judah attempted to defraud her of her rights This has been a propensity of tho father in law ever since Did she consent Not at all She brought Judah to terms and made him give her his signet and bracelets and staff as a pledge of his good faith Tamar was the original pawn brol cr of the world But trouble rose again betwee Tamar and her father in law and Judah In his affection for her ordered her to be burnt Did Tamar obey No she objected and she wasn burnt Now along comes Potiphar wife casting googoo eyes at Josepl She managed her husband and mad him cast Joseph who was pure as Ice and chaste as snow into prison and site had her revenge by letting him stay there for two years Potlphars wife may be one of the holy women of old but she was not of Egypt Issued an orde to the Hebrew midwives to kill all the Jew boy babies but to save the girl babies alive There is a lot of regret and disappointment over the birth of girl babies in this day Doy babies are at a premium as they were in that day Did the midwives obey the king No Indeed they threw dust in the kings eyes kept the boy babies allvi and laughed among themselves at the trick they had played But for thus Moses would never have lived to frame laws or been reproved by Zip porah his wife with the words Surely a bloody husband art thou me or to have murdered an Egyp tlan andlild his body In tho sand or to have led the children of Israel or been a model of meekness Think of what the disobedience of women did for the world In this case The daughter of Zelopehad it seem to me were born before their time If they were living today they would doubtless be practicing law in the preme court They demanded their fathers possessions became them own lawyers argued their own case before Moses and won It The women of the Bible did not care a fig for Pauls shallnotspeak Inmtjetlng command They Jcer when and where they pleased demanded what they wanted and got It Paul had evidently never read the Old Testament After Thecla Jilted him he remained an old bachelor and knew about as much about women as did about electricity Women and electricity are mighty dangerous to fool with if you donl know how to manage them A live woman and live wire each have ways of their Deborah and Judith swayed the des holes of the ancient Hebrews As such slight reference is made of their husbands they dont count It is quite evident these women not only ruled their own households but all the households of their nation Of all the men In the Bible one would suppose Samson would have had his own way but he didnt As he had strength enough to carry away the gates of Gaza one would think he would have had strength enough to have managed a few poor week women But he didnt The little Phil istino girl the lady from Gaza the less aid about her the better and Delilah these three His obedience to these women made of him a sorry spectacle before the ages What about the witch of Endor The Bible does not say whether she was fair to look upon or not but whether beauteous to behold or not she was mighty to command for she commanded Samuel a dead man to come out of his grave and Samuel commander on record except the witch of Endor over Issued orders to the living and tne dead but the In spired words says she did and they obeyed Samuel and Saul could both testify to this To my mind Michal the daughter rf Saul Is the most remarkable woman in sacred or any other kind of history She is most remarkable for two things Tho Bible says 1st Samuel 820 Michal Sauls daughter lov cd the first authentic official ecord we have of a woman loving a nan The second is to my mind the greatest miracle in the Bible laying onah and the whale and all others In the shade The sixth chapter 23rd verse and 2nd Samuel says Therefore Michai the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death Then the 21st chapter and 8th verse of 2nd Samuel says But tho king w r tigrr took the two sons of Rlzpah and the five sons of Mlchal daughter of Saul and he delivered them Into tho hand of the Glbeonltes If Mlchal the daughter of Saul had no child unto aIaxiomdaughter rf Saul who were delivered to the Glbeonltes were born after Mlchols death The Virgin Mary hav- Ing an Immaculate conception and bearing one son while she waa living pales into insignificance before Mid al who had five post mortem conceptions and bore five sons after she was dead There Is precious little consolation In this to the women who have borne largo families in this life that they are dead and started on their journey to their heavenly home Wonderful Michai She has been overlooked in making up the list of canonized Bible saints In my opinion her name should head the list A woman who born five sons after she was dead discounts all the exploit of warriors patriarchs prophets priests and kings recorded in the Holy Bible Another Bible mlracl that has been overlooked is recorded in the 4th chapter of 2nd Kings where Elisha made a dead boy sneeze seven times The old woman laden with Abrahamlc faith said she would rather believe the Bible than the truth any day and she has plenty of company of the female persuasion One of Sauls wives who was the mother of Johnathan must have bees a lady with a will of her own for Sau said to his son Jonathan Thou son of the perserve rebellious woman The Bible says that There was a woman whose name was Bathsheba and as King David was walking the roof of his palace he saw Bath sheba taking a bath and fell In love with her It always seemed a queer proceeding to me for a man to take a walk on the roof of his house and- a woman to take a bath in public There were some queer proceeding in Bible days David is the only mat on record who ever fell In love witl a woman while she was taking her bath and Bathsheba was quite an appropriate name for her Bathsheba must have been very at tractive for she had a husband Urlal by name when David fell in love wits her and Bath she ba reciprocated David sent Uriah to the front ol the battle and had him killed so he could marry his wife and the sub mission and obedience of the wife was manifested by her helping David put Uriah out of the Way it as the fashion In those days for one Fan kttI jgftthpj fp ff dor tn glt pnf ion of his wife and David the rnim after Gods own heart Indulged In thus history of Abigail shows that she was a ruler In the domestic minion and tho warm hearted and godly David seemed to have bestowed some of his attentions on her for he said to Abigail See I have hearkened to thy voice and havo accepted thy person In ten days from that time The Lord smote Nabal that he died Na bal was Abigails husband David was an expert at putting men with pretty wives out of the way and who knows but he might havo hatesome help from the omen as there were no detectives in those days Naomi and Ruth loom up In scripture and the preacher holds them up as models and the discouraging thing about it is that women accept such preaching without a protest The truth is Naomi was an old widow who was a designing wire pulling matchmaker and Ruth as a gay young widow that wanted a rich husband and as one did not present himself sho went after him Naomi and Ruth had experience in the art of trapping husbands Booz was rich and old enough to have reached the years of discretion Naoml sad one eye on him and Ruth had two How could Boaz escape Ruth went Into his field to glean to make him believe that she was Industrious This may have been a suggestion of Naomis but it captured the old man tad Ruth became Mrs Boaz I never believed that Ruth was as madly in love with her mother in law as we are taught to believe for the reason that when she had nowhere else to go as a penniless widow Ruth said to Naomi Entreat me not to leave thee or re urn from following after thee for whither thou goest I will go where hou lodgest I will lodge thy people shall be my people and thy God my led As soon as Ruth got a rich husband she did not follow after Naomi anymore and sho got a new lodging place and a now god If Ruth was madly infatuated wither mother in law it Is tho only case- In ancient or modern record for ever Inco the wedding of Adam and Evo one prominent feature of the mar lago system has been for the husband to hate the wifes people and the wife to return the compliment Tho bad traits of children the iJ r father says are inherited from the mother and the mother says they are Inherited from tho father Bible men and women started thisI fashion and it has been kept this very day Of course the match of Ruth and Boaz was made In heaven The Blbl says that Naomi gave Ruth some in structlons that we cannot record here Naomi was doubtless selects by heaven to help on the matchmak- Ing business From the number of misfits In holy wedlock tho heavenly matchmake must havo sublet the matchmaklni contract to earthly Incompetents- If these women with their question able methods of obtaining a husband are held up to women as models the sooner they are deposed the bette for society And now comes Vashti the glorious Persian Queen We get but a glimpse of this woman In connection with the life of Esther Now Esther paraded her charms before the drunken King Ahasuerus to take the place of Vashtl who the Bible says was tho mos beautiful woman In Persia We can not testify as to her beaut but we can testify that she Is the grandest character In Bible history When King Ahasuerus the husband of Vashti ordered her to appear before the drunken king and his drunk en courtiers Vashti asserted her womanhood and refused at tho risk of her life All honor to the noble Vashtl She who defied destiny who set customs and laws at naught who refused to yield the sacred rights of ner woman hood to u brutal husband even thougl he was a king Little Is said in the pulpit about Vashti while Esther PlatitUdesjand Eve and Vashti were the founders of the Womans Rights movement In this world These two Bible women are held up by the clergy as terrible examples of disobedient and ungodly women Yet after 1900 years of preaching tho doctrine of silence and obedience to women the example of all other Bible women is a dead letter and the example of Eve and Vashti is being followed by moro women today than all the characters in scripture and the fact is admitted that woman was never so elevated as she is today All honor to Eve and Vashti They did not live in vain Hannah la immortalized uecause she made a llfte coat for her son Sam uglii Therfif ere millions of women today not orii 3 making coats for their little sons but furnishing the goods and making whole suits for worth less husbands and grown sons Dorcas made clothes for the poor Millions of women today are making clothes for the poor and the rich at such starvation prices that they are forced to sell their virtue for bread Peter It is written raised Dorcas from the dead and then she died this Dorcas was an unusual woman but It is hardly probable that there is a poor weary underpaid seamstress on the earth who would like to follow the example of Dorcas They have found In the bitterness of life that one horning and one dying is maiden known as Jep thahs daughter was not considered worthy of a name and the wife of Jesse mother of David and the wife of Monoah the mother of Samson had no names of their own yet the mothers of the champions of the prize ring in this day are known by name throughout Christendom Little is said in scripture about Mary the Mother of Christ It Is written that she was a virgin and bore a son by the Holy Ghost Certainly no woman since that time has been able to defy the law of nature and follow the example Mary be came the wife of Joseph the carpenter and had a number of other chll New Testament gives two genII salogles of Christ one said to Marys side of the house and the other on Josephs though why tho ealogy of the son of a ghost should traced through Joseph It Is not easy to see The art of tracing the genealogy of ghosts may not have been known In that day and Is not In his Luke ii says that Joseph vas of the house and lineage of Dav Id and Jesus the son of Mary Is sailed the Son of David Certain it Is the Christian world has accepted the Virgin Mary and her cousin Elizabeth as tho most trustworthy women of all time Of course the dreams and visions of Joseph and Sacharlas bear testimony to the maculate conceptions of these divinely avored cousins Nineteen hundred years of Christi nlty have not produced a single woman whoso Integrity would not be questioned if she mado such a claim Mary Magdalene one of the unfor mates of earth seemed to have some f SEASHORE OUTING Atlantic CityIVIA THE SCENIC OD TP CHESAPEAKE OHIO RAILWAY THURSDAY AUGUST 5n THROUGHI WASHINGTON BALTIMORE PHILADELPHIA- WITH STOPOVER PRIVILEGES RETURNING 1400 from LEXINGTON WINCHESTER MT STERLING AND MOREHEAD GOOD RETURNING UNTIL AUGUST 14 INCLUSIVE Through Trains Without Change Engage Sleeping Car Space Now ENQUIRE OF YOUR AGENT FOR FULL PARTICULARS OR WRITE 1 WM S BRONSTON Asst Gen Pass Agt Washington D C H W FULLER Gen Pass Agt Washington D C G W BARNEY DIst Pass Agt Lexington KyI 4 BEAUTY SPOTS MINNESOTA LAKE PARK REGION LAKE MACDONALD MONTANA LAKE CHELAN WASHINGTON BEAUTIFUL PUGET SOUND AVAH YOURSELF OF STOPOVER PRIVILEGES WHILE OK YOUR WAY TO THE Lewis Clark ExpositionVIA THE Great Northern Railway THE COMFORTABLE WAY war Bata or Information Rcpresentatlr tin Great northern Railway THM AID 2 FOR JLET A TIm LEWIS F L WHITNEY Passr Tragic Mgr It R3I JrmnfJJ lovable traits of character Certain it Is she was the most loyal friend Jesus had yet after all her loyalty and devotion after His resurrection Christ said to her Touch me not just what the world says today to Its outcast women If the women today should follow the example of either of the Blblo Marys they would be anathema mar anatha in both church and society The most valuable stock In trade of the clergy In preaching to their female congregations is the story of Mary and Martha It has been worn to a frazzle but It has done splendid service in keeping women in the line of duty prescribed by the pulpit Martha is noted for her good housekeeping and Mary for her entertain ing qualities The examples of these women havo been followed and vast ly Improved on The world Is full of good housekeepers and entertaining women The pulpit cry of the cen turies has been giving to the church Is lending to the Lord Housekeep era and society women have been held In line by the Martha and Mary sermon Many a woman has roasted herself over a hot stove cooking for church suppers or to entertain her preacher Many a woman has tramp ed the streets gathering donations for her church or wrestled with church fairs grab bags and church lotteries until every hone in her body ached and her vitality and shoes were worn outWomen have done everything from getting up a swell dinner to scrubbing the floor of the meetln house from singing an oratorio to dancing the KanKan for the church all for the blessed privilege of being Instructed to take Bible women as their example and remain in silence and obedl ence when Bible women did nothing of the sort Dear women did It never occur to you that the preachers are fooling you If not suppose yo take to that Idea and read for yourselves what Bible men and women did and said Let me suggest that you enter into your closet and you need a handker chief to hldo your blushes There are many other women who play their parts in the Blblo drama among them are all tho wives and t concubines of tho holy patriarchs and l prophets and the one thousand ladles who had a share in Solomons tions Most of the women of the artecIof the noname series and with exceptions are a sorry lot but less they did as well as they could I Qtheymen could attend a Womans Club InIthe United States today the women would resolve that they hadJbeen born too soon and the club wo men would pass a resolution that for the good of the human race the Bible women should not have been born at all Bible women are mostly cele A Good Route to TryI It traverses a territory rich in undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for agriculture horticulture stock rais ing mining and manufacturing And last but not least it is The Scenic Routs for Tourists theIThe 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church as a token of their inferiority and subjection to man This degrading law may not dignify woman but It has helped the millinery business The origin of this command is found In Genesis Iv There wo aro told that the sons of God took as wives the daughters of men and begat mo giants who were instrumental in bringing about the flood Tho Rabbins held that the way of the sons of God that is the angels got possession of women was by seizing them by their hair so they commanded women to cover their heads in public so they might not be captured All other commands for the silence and subjection of women are on a par with this absurd old myth A little investigation questioning and rebellion among the women of the church would astonish them and work a speedy revolution in church canons and customs We hear in sermons only of the meekness of Moses and faith of Ab raham the wisdom of Solomon the throughrproclaim the whole gospel of God as 1they are commanded to do by the sermonizing on all the other peculiar Itles and propensities of Bible men and women who aro held up as mod els for the human race It Is taught that woman brought sin into the world and is at tho bottom of all wrong doing in the world If this is so woman is the most danger ous element in society and should gotten rid ofIPaul says man and glory of God For the man isI not of women but the woman of the man neither was tho man created for the woman but the woman for the man rtOfcourse we can all see that wo man is a perfectly unnecessary creature l and man could get along very well without her St Paul says as A much but ho rather qualifies this statement when he says We are fools 1for Christs sake Ie Women of the old time and the r anew titke have been and are an enig 1matica element Statistics record per cent of all criminals in Christendom belong to tho sex to which tho sons of God belong This does not speak very well for the morals of the only sex of which IIangels are made but it does speak volumes for the Influence and shrewd Iness of the daughters of men to cause all the sin in the world and evade the law themselves and make tho sons of God pay the penalty Bible women aro not models for I the women of today a The thought that possesses me Is this What can women see In the IChristian religion for themselves I why some men might be Christians because they can secure place power profit and title but what there is in it for women is more than I can divine Then for men there is a Bible promise of being made angels in heaven Of course there is some inferior angel material among men but doubtless la the New Jerusalem they will be divided into winged seraphs and swamp angels just as in this world they are divided into saints and sinners common clay and tho sifted dust of the earth Tho Bible promises nothing but subjection In this lifo for women and no mention made that thero will be any female seraphs in the angel throng Holy writ gives men alone a passport through the pearly gates of the Heavenly city The Bible says explicitly It is not good for man to be alone yet the church today is a female Institution All men in heaven and all women in the church on earth Strange aint It The aver age woman makes a fetich of the DI ble and a God of her preacher but she does not understand either one of them The preacher interprets abfgles and sermons are explained to trusting female Christians as Di vine Mysteries The truth Is women have been fed on Divine Mysteries so long that they aro the most mys terious creatures on earth I ought to understand them because my grandmother mother and all mmy female relations were women and I am a woman myself but I dont For the most part women are good hearted creatures but they fall in judgment when you strike them on religion The true Christian woman believes IIIn the infallibility of her preacher He defines her sphero and duty and sho proceeds to walk therein Her I IcI sphere is silence and subjection and her duty is to devise catch penny devices to bring in the shekels and lay them on the altar of the Lord Woman never knows what an exalted creature she is until the appeal is splrIItualthis fashion 0 woman woman dearly beloved and tenderly esteemed woman how much of our comfortable comfort do we owe to thy unselfish serving In the kitchen at home and in the basement and scullery of the church How many theological students rise up and call you blessed for your willingness preachersI fees who relish quartered missionary as much as we do saddle rocks with liquid trimmings Yes dear sister you have done well building up con gregations to which we men of God can preach 0 woman pure noble holy superlatively fine and explslte ly superior woman your bounden duty Is to give generously of your labor and lucre that we men of God may carry on our work amidst the heathen at home and the pagans abroad Set to work dear sisters as we men direct If by sqeezlng the pennies out of your own pockets or cajoling or managing your husbands Into giving as if it were really their own spontaneous masculine idea to pay tho preacher is not sufficient to deluge poor lost sinners with Amazing Grace get up a festival with plenty of oysters in the soup and a free ticket for your preacher or a pound party or a ba zaar or a dairy maids fair with a fishpound and grabbag or a conun drum tea or a necktie party or a broomdrill or a skirtdance and fill up the Lords exchequer and then at the end of the year we Doctors of Divinity will meet in council and proclaim to the world what the ministry Is doing to save the race After the collection the sphere of woman Is rigidly defined In the texts I suffer not a woman to teach But I would have you know that the head of the woman Is the man Let the woman being deceived was first in the transgression For the husband Is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of tho church- If a woman would know anything let her learn of her husband at home Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor especially they who labor In the word and doctrine This is some of the snJrilual pabulum on which the par son feeds his female flock and women seem to like It Indeed the lovely Christian women seem to enjoy the silence subjection martyr and sacrifice business I cannot see how selfrespecting women can enjoy the divine mystery of being classed with the ox and the ass yet the Seventh Commandment does this very the Bible makes woman the fountain of iniquity I have often wondered how the sons of God could so lower themselves as to marry the daughters of men notwithstanding their celestial lineage they seem will ing to be born of and wedded to them The Bible says too if we would be saved we must be born again Now I object to being boru again what ever other women may do One ordeal of that sort Is enough for me If children are conceived in sin and shapen In iniquity there should bo a law passed prohibiting any one being born once thus making it Impossible to be born again The clergy are so busy keeping the women in harness that they Ignore other com mands of the Bible Celibacy is as positive a command as any that Paul gives Both Paul and Christ taught and practiced it but excepting the Roman Catholic clergy the way the Doctors of Divinity observe the com mand of celibacy Is to get them a wife often before they are out of their theological swaddling clothes and before congregations can be found who will suffer the Infliction of their expounding of Holy Writ and while they aro preaching with all the eloquence at their command against the lusts of the flesh a dozen young olive branches take their scats at the parsons table whose worldly comfort would be scant Indeed If It were not for the donation parties pink teas and grabbag games the women of the church resort to to keep the lar der and the wardrobes of the D Ds and their olive branches well supplied Yet women aro so blinded by faith that they are oblivious to the Injustice and Insult dealt out to them The genuine pot and pan souled women frightened to death at the theological mumboJumbo fall at their masters feet and cry kick us again dear rulers we like It Indeed we do The fact is the only prop of Christianity today is the subjection of women The whole system Is like unto an elegant chariot caparisoned cushioned and curtained where sit tho councils synods conferences priests and laymen who with wise looks and sanctimonious air hold their conclaves and Interpret to the women the Word of God The women are harnessed to this chariot and with bits In their mouths are pulling the manmade system If the wheels clog the Sisters are call ed upon by the holy men to use their strength means and ingenuity to ap ply axle grease so the deliberations of the holy men may not be disturbed They exhort tho dear sisters to renewed effort and patience holding out the hope of reward when they have landed the chariot with Its precious cargo within the heavenly gates The cry from tho pulpit Is cling to the religion learned from your moth ers knee We are glad that the clergy make an open confession that the intellect of the orthodox mother Is located in her knee for the Impos- sIble Bible stories taught to children give no evidence that the brain power is called Into action We do not wish to be understood as claiming that intellectual knees are always of the feminine gender for we would not be so unjust to the vast army of bishops priests and dea cons who muzzle the women and reserve an intimate acquaintance with the Deity for themselves The real truth Is women do not know what the Bible teaches for them Only one eleventh of the Holy Book Is devoted to them and much of that is so obscene that no preacher would dare read it to his congregation Bible women are a sorry lot The Bible values woman chiefly for her anatomy and because she Is a race preserver- If this falls under the eye of any Christian woman let me beg of you to enter Into thy closet and when thou hast entered in open your holy Bible and read in the light of reason the doom pronounced on woman that thundered from Sinai read what the Lord spake unto Moses in the fifth chapter of Numbers read the thirty first chapter of Numbers and keep turning the leaves of Gods word and find countless passages concern Ing women which are too diabolical to go in print at this day Take these dejar sister to your preacher and ask him to call a meeting for women on ly and explain these commands of the Lord concerning the mothers of the race Do you think dear sister there Is a preacher in Christendom who would dare do it Not one Keep on searching the scriptures dear sister that is aO3lble command and if your preacher wlll not Inter pret the diabolisms against your sex be a selfrespecting woman and Inter pret them for yourself then read the history of Christianity and you will come face to face with the truth that Christian women are the slaves of a superstition that degrades them The 20th century woman wants the realization of grand Ideals she wants knowledge truth and liberty and by the exercise of her sound reasoning and splendid courage sho is getting what she wants 0 woman rise in thy majesty drive the dark shadows of falsehood and injustice to their lair cast down the idols and enthrone the truth The truth shall make you free There is nothing so regal as Reason And nothing so royal as Truth Versailles Kentucky A LETTER AND ARTICLE THAT TELL THEIR OWN TALE Locust Ranch Okla July 305 Mr Charles C Moore Dear BrotherI have noticed your article In the Blue Grass Blade of Juno 11th E M 305 wherein you re quest articles for publication on tho subject of happiness This is truly an all Important sub ject to every intelligent being- I have devoted years of study and experiment along this line with what posIOUIcannot encompass the subject in very small article Personally I am very happy not perfectly but very nearly so This is the opinion of all who know me and Is frequently commented on by my friends I am not wealthy I am as ugly as tho editor of the Blue Grass Blade I was paralyzed at two years of ago and over since then 26 years I have been totally helpless physically have to be carried like a baby and weigh only sixtyfive pounds I can use my right arm sufficiently to write hold a book and do a little art work I mention these facts to demonstrate that happiness is superior to all an tagonistic Influences and circumstances and all conditions except one and that Is brain weakness or exhaus tlon If this letter interest you and you desire I will write some for a subsequent issue entitled How to Bo 1t it HlibJI should like to hear from others on this subject I have read the Blade for years but this all Im portent subject has been neglected Yours in wholly SIXSHOTSHORTIE i WHAT IS HAPPINESS Happiness Is a vibration of tho fifth contentment a vibration of tho third and ecstacy of the sev enth magnitude All sounds are vi brations all colors all odors all sen sations and all emotions of the hu h11thothe body according to their various requirements I will compare mans a boiler stands close by when it has about twenty pounds you can feel only a slightvibration from the power with in at one hundred pounds you can feel It distinctly and at five hundred pounds you can feel every part of your bodY vibrate synchronously with tho great compressed force In the boiler Yau cannot run with only twenty pounds pressure In your men tal boiler and be happy it will not develop any vibration as high as the classjof the fifth magnitude Mdntal work exhausts our brain power more rapidly than physical Tbls can be remonstrated by observ ing children who when playing haust their bodies more according to thelrtproportionate strength than adultS do working but their minds are hot overtaxed and they are a happier class than adults even aIbumpl head Is soon forgotten erything seems great good and glor- Ious tQa child they are happy and adultS always speak of the happy times childhood as the greatest periOdof their lives but as they be come older they are forced to study and the all Important force of lifo is utilized more rapidly than generated Fronvjschool to business the throttle is entirely open There is worry str1 competition plotting planning and iidnlght work Now the fires are bulging lower in the furnace the hando the Indicator dial Is steadily movt ackward and will soon Indicate ft all is cold and still within The Wgrago business man of middle hot enough steam left In his bollenfc blow out the mind valve The Sof nature provides for all natur exhaustion in the natural couraMt events but our present high stateCivilization is not the natural cohd f mankind lWuiiJunaole to supply the demand Civilization practically destroys happiness first by exhausting theI primal force then vibratlon the ac tion of which is happiness Second by creating thousands of artificial ap petites the indulgence of which by the few wealthy who can afford it ruins them and grieves and worries the impoverished masses who cannot indulge in the socalled luxuries Civilization destroys happiness by unnatural Injuries and Idiotic dress unsanitary homes and food dissipations of alcohol drugs narcotics sexI ual abuse and thousands of exciting and enervating pastimes The men are slaves to business and work the women to tho Insane demands of society the children are forced IntoI school and their brains weakened when they should be running wild InI the grass These and all other un natural condition and habits are creasing and extending continually and have been extant in lesser degree for ages past These conditions affect every gen oration to a great extent and by the law of heredity have weakened the offspring until today children are so degenerated they cannot enjoy any pastime that is not very exciting As a whole people are not as happy as happy as even seventyfive years ago We notice people who are as perfect physically mentally and morally as seems possible and have all that wealth education and social position can bestow and are yet very unhap py This Is Inherited to more or lessI extentIAny observant person can realize that happiness does not depend on wealth health physical perfection education social position or geogra phical location Consequently happi ness Is some inherent personal ity which acts within the qualI man and affects all his conditions and circumstances Not grand and favorable conditions which affect the Inner man and by a reactionary principle produce happiness This principle of happiness is a great blessing to mankind for only a few can enjoy the circumstances which are commonly believed produce happiness while the principle of happiness is possessed by all active or Does being good produce so for wo may b moral and charitable from an intellectual understanding that it is the IIIaIIIrIrrllrIuIIIIa-r PRICE LIST r MENS NEW MODEL 16 SI- ZEWATCHES 5 r HAMPDEN No 104 23 jewels 32 105 21 jewel 21 Wm Klnley 21 jewels 23 same 17 jewel 12 General Stark 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KENSINGTON AVENUE LA GRANGE IL- Lallaaaaaaaaaaaai rr l only proper conduct for the human ea nfltfrQm intrlnslcL hteousness This does not produce much If any happiness for ourselves but does for others and makes the world better whereas if our morality Is Intrinsic It emanates from the same vibration as happiness and are thus correlatives You ask Is there any way of being good except to do good Yes a mirror may reflect the sun but it Is not the sun The power of the sun is not In the mirror Good people always do good and the sun always shines Some people aro moral from long and difficult selftraining only their goodness is only the reflec tion of righteousness from the bril unllersalcome sun the reflection Is gone all Is now dark cold and unhappy By saying unhappiness is the result of a specific mental weakness I do not mean the Intellectual part There are people who never uttered a wise sentence or perhaps thought an in telligent thought who have exhausted their minds by continual Jabbering and thinking The average mind Is never rested even during sleep they dream Any one can realize that If they would work their hand night and day It would soon become para lyzed but never think of resting the ask Is there any way whereby people can make themselves hap pyYes This exhaustion can be stopped the generation increased and the brain restored to Its normal strength or stronger and the Individual rendered happy This is accom plished within ourselves and by our selves by a scientific rest and exercise- of brain Requires but one hour of the twentyfour and can be comprehended by the average mind Enid Mo July 11th 1905 Charles C Moore Dear SIrPlease find postal order for to pay one year for two B G Blades having disposed of two more cards one to Conway Jones who re ceived his first paper last Monday a week ago and expresses himself much pleased with it and the other to John Begley who Is a Catholic Mr Jones Is a Baptist While have ever since I have tak en the Blade taken great pleasure In numbetsnone have been so Interesting and af lii forded me as much pleasure as the last six numbers v The new Idea under which you j are now publishing it will most cer talnly add to Its interest and useful ness and doubtless will add many new subscribers to your subscription list The subject of happiness Is a great one and is a scientific proposition- Its first requisite is temperment A person without a temperament for happiness will never be happy Nearly 2000 years ago Jesus assert ed the golden rule and taught its observance with a promise of happi ness but not in this world and that made It a dead letter so far as happi ness In this world is concerned At times he did not keep It himself With a temperament for happiness environment will have no great effect upon With these thoughts I close DAVID A SHANK 125 CIRCLE EXCURSION Rail and River to HIGH BRIDGE and- FRANKFORT Wednesday July 26th QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE Steamer Warren and F Railway Tickets good only on special train leaving Lexington at 755 a m ar riving at High Bridge 835 a m Frankfort 205 p m leave Frankfort 400 p m Ask ticket agents for particulars irkJ1Jtt AN HONESTSETT- LEMENT OF THE SCHOOL QUESTION From tho Southern Messenger In his sermon at tho opening of the Knights of Columbus convention In Los Angeles Archbishop N ntgom ery pointed out several ways In which the order might bo made a power for good almost beyond compu tatlon One of these and not the least Important Is energetic cooper tlon with the Church In tho cause of hrlstlan education Go to the American people our fellow citizens with this proposition namely that we do not want to destroy our public school system but broaden and deepen It That we wan i every child in the land educated the we do not want any division of the school fund pro rata that secular and religious education must go along together for all those who want it whilst secular training only shall remain for those who prefer it so that the State shall pay for secular edu cation but not one cent for religious shall this be done I swer Let the State prescribe tho kind and degree of secular instruc tion desired Let It examine teachers and examine tho work they do and whenever the required education in secular branches be imparted let the State pay for It no matter whether given In a school under agnostic Catholic Methodist Presbyterian or Jewish control This is fair this Is honest and by it the State will receive all that It gets in the system at present and be sides there will be preserved in the land those religious principlesfun damental to tho Governmentas Washington taught His Grace urged tho knights to use their Influence In forming among their fellowcitizens a public senti ment that will listen to this reason able appeal He went on to dispose of the nonsectarian cry in tho fol lowing style The one great claim made for our i system of public instruction and which catches the ear of the multi tude is that It Is and must be sectarian owing to the diversity of igious beliefs amongst us As a mat ter of fact it is not and never has been nonsectarian The only persons absolutely satisfied with it without n r nn1n r entto reilglon76r hose who In some sense are hostile to it Most of the religious denomina f tions want more religion In the populationralone that I have named which for convenience sake we may call agnos tic are entirely satisfied with IL Now agnosticism is today in the in tent of the law Just as much a sect as Is Methodism or any other denomination In other words agnosticism expresses tho religious belief of the agnostic which is negative as Meth odism expresses the religious belief of the Methodist which is positive We are perfectly willing that tho ag nostlc school shall remain for the ag nostic and would fight for his rights as such and these rights are provid ed for in tho plan proposed But we are not willing that an agnostic tem should be forced upon the whole peoplejust as we would object to the forcing of any other sectarian system upon tho whole people Throw open the work of education to free competition as you do the work of building a and- take the same measures in Itocarry out the educationI do in the case of the just as you would not care whether the contractor said his prayers or went to church before or after performing your work so neither as a civil body need you care whether any thing else is taught or not provided the required secular training be giv enII say this Is the American prlncl pie of fair dealing with all and noth ing short of it IsIHere Indeed is a work that should appeal not only to the Knights of Columbus but to all tho Catholic laityt the work of forming a righteous lic sentiment on this question of cation and continuing to press our views on the national conscience until the question is settled on the basis ofs honesty and justice The above from a big Catholic pa per published in San Antonio Texas under the approbation of two Rt Rev D Ds and it was sent me with tho above marked in It As between Catholic and Protes tants as such the Catholics have been kinder to me No Catholic so far as I know has ever sanctioned any of the various imprisonments of me A big fat Catholic priest full of good liquor and fine grub was my fei rmIt friend when I was In the penitentiary In Columbus where ho came as spec- Ial chaplain to his people and I an atheist was the only man In the penitentiary who was not a Catholic that he took any Interest in The only preacher that I have seen In 40 years that loved was an Irish Catholic priest named Martin honey he and being Prohibitionists together But have no more confidence in the Southern Messenger than in any other paper that carries liquor and saloon advertisements as it does It advertises one grocer who sells meat lard and supplies for the church The supplies for tho church are tho crackers and liquor that the priests plainly sustained by the New Testament say are the actual flesh and blood of Jesus Christ The priests give to the people the andtblood that comes out grapes allowed to ferment until it becomes bug juice that changes a man into a vehicle by making him a little Grace as meaning a preacher will be applied to Campbelllte preach ers in Lexington just as soon as they get the people thoroughly trained In to calling them Rev Dr Soandso D D This song put up by the Messenger Is very specious and plausible but It simply means in plain English that the Catholics having despaired of get ting the Catholic Bible into the public schools would rather turn tho whole thing over to Jews and infidels than allow the Protestant Bible to go into tho public schools Their pretense that they do not want any division of the school fund pro rata Is not true They demanded and got such a division of the city school fund in Lexington and had theyIcause they could not get it or did not believe that the Catholic church could have as good schools as all the others combinedIt more true that agnostics are a sect than that Kentuckians or Democrats or butchers are a sect Sec tarianism is a word that has no mean ing apart from religion and agnostics are opposed to religion The trend of all Protestantism is to Catholicism Episcopalians are becom ing Catholics and all Protestants as far as they become rich and fashion able are becoming Episcopalians and CamnbelHtes are affecting the ntvle of flL pcp ans an ever the Catho- lIcs get in power as theyare likely to do with Roosevelt to elp them the Catholic Bible will be the main book In all public schools SUICIDE OF AN Manatee Fla July 3rd 1905 Charles C Moore This section has lost two Free thinkers by death In the last few months both Swedes The first was Hans Madson a car penter He was past middle age and In bad health and discouraged He went from here to Tampa and not Improving any went out to the rail way and as the train passed by got down and placed his head on tho rail and was killed by the wheels The other was A P Young He also was getting old and had not been able to work for several years He died yesterday of consumption I was with hlms several times each week for two years As the disease progressed he wished the more for death realizing that his usefulness and the enjoyment- of his life had passed but he had no anxiety or fear about the future I was with him when he died Except- a few long gasping breathes ho passed away as one going to sleep seem ing to have no pain Both were quiet peaceable and honest men and as long as they were able to work were good workers The preachers may howl about Madsons suicide but they can not honestly assail their characters Neither can they tell of any horror they had of death or dread of the fu consequently they will say noth- Ing of them here whatever they may tell about them in some other section of the I am countryI In the same mall In which that came was a letter from Forth Smith Arkansas containing a clipping from the Fort Smith Times telling of the suicide of Rev Frank M Keen of the Methodist church who seems to have been a good man If your subscription Is due we wish you would please remit and save us the postage of notifying you Send In your subscription NOW 7 A LETTER AGAINST THE RICH have received the following ex tract from What he will do with it by Alfred Henry Lewis In Cosmopoli tan for July 1905 Let us consider young Mr Rocks feller In connection with that famous Bible class The church has ever been the hunting ground of hypocrite and It Is the Bible that most warns us against scribe and Pharisee The world remembering how often Satan clothes his servants in the livery of heaven sniffs at every pretense of igion and particularly when made In a loud voice and by a very rich man for tho wary old world bears in mind that nine times in ten when it ught a gold brick the goods came wrapped in a tract To those readers of the Blue Grass Blade who can get at the Cosmopoli tan the whole article is well worth ending WILLIAM COOPER Milo Maine Chanute Kansas July 9 Blue Grass Blade Dear Friends I herewith enclose you a sweet Blllle to pay for the Blade from last May to May I am now In my 70th year and I am well and happy as I make myself by doing right because It is right toward my fellowman- I believe in being temperate in all things because that will keep us healthy and happy I believe all that is always was and always will be no beginning no end no God or ture state of existence theIterment of animals as well as of man kind Now Brother Moore I am going to try to live so that I may reach my 100 years and as you are younger than I am I hope you will do the same How I would like to step into your home at Quakeracre and have a talk with you and your good wife Love to all C E ALEXANDER Come to see me right away er any time I would rather have you for my guest than to have Edward VII Wo believe exactly alike and I nould rather have all the men and women like you In sympathy with me than have our friend Teddys Job It Is early in the morning and just as soon as I finish this and drop It In the mall box R F D I am going to help to harvest our oat crip I have fine health but some times I get down In t ie Ill e oso followers of Osler notified me ttiiu I have already lived too long and ought to be chloroformed I believe I would stand a chance to live one hundred years if I wanted to and If I can just get enough people to stand by me as you are doing to lay for the publication of the glade I will want to live one hundred years and will try to do so The fate of dear old Brother and Sister Green editors of The Free thought Magazine that we Infidels let suicide because they were starv ing and the fate of Watson Heston and of Dr Hammer that Liberals so neglected and are still neglecting so discourages me that dont know how long I will live ILeesburg Fla July 12 1905 Blue Grass Blade Dear Messrs Moore and Hughes I called at your office and had the pleasure of meeting Mr Hughes but not the great Charles C Moore- I am a dealer In Southern fruits and take orders for oranges Coming to Lexington as a combination of bus- Iness and pleasure and more of the latter I hope I shall bo fortunate enough to shake hands with Mr Moore this summer He can tell my Ideas of things better than I can We have a handful of infidels In our neck of the woods Some are too hon est to say they are not but they are not quite honest enough to tell the truth and say they are Still they like to read the Blade They say Mr Moore Is a good and honest man and they admire the plain English he gives a fellow when he deserves It like all of his writings dont know whether I am an Infidel or not I do not belong to any church I call myself an Infidel The meanest people I ever saw are church people My dealings with an tichurch people all my life has been more satisfactory than with church more fuss a man makes about his religion the more you ought to watch him in business The greater the Christian the meanS er the man is my experience I may not know what a Christian is but I suppose It Is one who belongs to the church and believes the Bible Can a man be a devil and a Christian too Christians say a hypocrite is not a Christian but where is the line Who can tell the Christian from the hypocrite They all look alike to me will send you a box of oranges f Jj tr r Ii I L JiH ripeI in this life I do not care If wo nover meet at all I am not consoled by any promise of meeting In another world Yours truly W F BOZEMAN am glad its not Boozeman A Christian is ono who pretends to be Hove in the divinity of Jesus Christ have seen some good Christians and some bad Infidels but tho real Infidel is generally a good man and the worst people I have ever known were Christians Yelvington Ky July 12 1905 Mr Charles C Moore Dear Bro Enccloscd 3two for B B and ono for Dr Wilsons book The Blade has my best wishes i hope that Mrs Henry Mrs Closz and Dr Wilson will not conclude like Judge Ladd that they have exhausted the subject of enlightening tho world on priestcraft and superstition- I dont know who suggested the term yellow peril but If the yellow masses had the greed for plunder that the Christians have we certainly would be in danger The little Japs have demonstrated that they are In war our equals if not our superiors and we had better try to educate and civilize our own people before wo send missionaries to them The Russians relied upon prayer and the Japs on cannon and shells RespectfullyT NOT THE OSLER VIEW Ah nothing Is too late Till the tired heart shall cease to pal pitate Cato learned Greek at eighty Sopho ccles Wrote his grand Oedipus and Simon ides Bore off the prize of verse from his compeers When each had numbered more than fourscore years And Theophrates at fourscore and ten Had but begun his characters of men Chaucer at Woodstock with the night- Ingales At sixty wrote the Canterbury Tales Goeth at Weimar toiling to the last Completed Faust when eighty years were past These are Indeed exceptions but they show How far 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