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Digital page images are linked to the text file. l t d il r IJADEj8 IN ADVANCh 100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 1100 In club of five NEW subscriber 10 cent each 250 for five Trma41oo per year In advance foreign ubcrlptlon 110 Flv new subscriber sent one year t fr tIM Mak all Mney Order Drafts and Expr M Order payable to the 81ue Qraa Made Lexington Ky When you chang your address ad vies this mel giving yur oU M 1well ai the nsw addree When nn tend your ubacrlptlon uy- t whether y u are a new or old s- ubr publleailwv 163 W Short St ton Kentucky Entered at the poet office at taxing ton Ky aa Second Clan Mall Mat I ter Addrea all communication to ILUE GRASS 1LADE P BOX 313 LexIngton Kentucky Faytt Telephone 111 Cumberland Telephone 807 AN ATLAS FOR 1100 Tk Great Northern Railway has Is sued an Atla of SI page containing uptodate maps of Iowa Wlsconaln Mlnneaaota NortH and South Dakota Montana Idaho Washington British Columbia Oregom Kansas Missouri Nebraska Wyoming Colorado Alas ka Hawaii Japaa Phllllpin Island China the Ualte States and of the world Ia adCUloa to this th Atlas coa tabs valuable statistical Information relative to the states named above la prlated on the very best quality of paper mows the lines of the Great Northern Railway and la h rery way a commendable work This Atlas will be distributed at the actual cost of production anfi will be seat to any address upor receipt of IAddress F I WHITNEY Pan Traf fic Manager Great Northern Railway St Paul limn LEWIS AND CLARK EXPOSITION- It la a noteworthy fact that the Lewis and Clark Exposition la the Ant worlds fair to be held west of the Rocky mountains which haa cured the aid of the Government Amd It Is also surprising what an latrat U manifested in the Ex pot tloa by the people of the East They ee la the Exposition an opportunity U rklt th Western county M a greatly reduced expenditure of money and not only see the Exposition Itself hut view the wonder of our Western scenery aid wltnera the treat re sources of the Northwest and the op portuaitlM afforded The Great North era Railway passenger department has best flooded with inquiries as to the Vxpoaltloa aid It augurs will for able travel through the Northwest this year Send ui a lub of Ave inbserib tn for the lad at 50 eents each We want to inewate the ircnla Ion of this paper several them and this sprint Do your hairtx t j y iij or J t A PICTURE OF SOME CHRISTIAN MOTHERS BY JOSEPHINE HENRY The one string that preachers harp on Is that Christianity alone haa elevated woman Its twanging is din ned in womans ears until she con siders it a crime to doubt it The house hold slave at the cook stove or washtub who never gets a cent of wages that all this service is a Chris tine duty The woman who bears a child every year or two possibly by a brutal tyrant that she abhors is taught that it is her bounden duty to multiply and replenish the earth whether she Is willing or whether she is able The woman who not only bears children and keeps and supports the home is taught that self sacrifice Is the greatest woman ly whose purest and noblest feelings are outraged by subor dination to recognized inferiority is told that silent submission Is evidence of the model Christian woman And so the marital slave and house hold drudge and the factory and field toilers struggle to possess the Chris tian virtues of silence and submission Each village and nolghborhod has Its martyrs to these Christian tenets and these women are the mothers of the mental dwarfs and moral mon strosities that swarm In Christian countries yet we presume to Intrude upon the Oriental nations because of our superiority Today In Austria one of the most Intensely Christian countries pregnant women and moth ers of large families are double track- Ing the railroad from Lnt to Salz burg These women are engaged by the Austrian State Railroad Depart mint They arc required to wield tho pickax break the rock with sledge hammers and take it to the top of embankment in wheelbar women are carrying on their back the stones and mortar for the new railroad station at Nuromburg Bavaria In Austria nothing nourishes like religion and the country swarms with priests yet not one of them has ever protested against women being used as beasts of burden Church and State are Siamese twins in trIa and they see to It that women bear all the children Nature will per mit and work them like the brutes of mo field Tho negroes are the most religious people in the United States Out side of rank barbarism are they such soulless demands made upon human beings as upon the negro women of tho most intensely Christian commun Itles In the United States They are at once child bearers and burden bear ersThe pay they receive ta not enough to keep them In working order and often the miserable pittance paid them for their labor is demanded of them by brutal or drunken husbands while the support of their nu merous progency falls on the mothers The average negro woman either cooks or washes for white families She lives In a hut In the slums of the city or town with few or no comforts She bears children as often as nature will permit and her wretched cabin swarms with her miserable offspring Yet through heat and cold sunshine and storm she leaves her own chil dren often without food to go to the house of the whites to cook their plen tiful meals and render the lowliest menial service to Christian families who consider they are doing their Christian duty by paying her the mu nificent sum of five or six dollars per month for her labor Her ragged hun gry children await her at home and more often than otherwise a tyrant brute of a husband demands and gets her wages from her The negro women are also the prey of the preachers of their race Thus the Ignorant creatures are robbed by their em ployers and then we wonder why we have so many negro criminals There is nothing in Christian civiliza tion so wrong trampled upon and outraged as motherhood and nothing so cheap After the pangs of travail Christianity does not allow a woman to own her own body or the offspring of her body Negro women are ac 10 i J3 2j cused of being dishonest by their white employers Whose fault is It If the woman had living wages and had not so many land pirates preying upon her she might be at least as honest as her employer and that Is nothing much If I had a house full of hungry children and had to neg lect them and slave for 6 or dol lars a month I would consider it a greater virtue to steal food for my starving children than getting religion and being baptized The traffic in women In Europe and the United States Is appalling The civilized world Is profoundly stirred at tho revelations regarding the traf fic in women at the recent congress held in Paris France and so terrible are conditions that another congress Is to be hed at Frankfortonthe Main in October It has developed that the traffic in women is as well organized as was the trade in negro slaves in tho past Italy Spain Ger many Austria Greece England the United States and South American countries are engaged in it and have their bureaus of distribution agents and price lists These countries are the strongholds of Christianity In addition to this organized traffic in women the highways and byways of Christian lands are lined with broth els and foundlings asylums Christian society stamps the fallen woman as the outcast of a system where male chastity is almost un known yet the church says not a word in regard to all these actual conditions but boldly claims that Christianity elevates woman The truth it Christianity itself has never done any thing for woman but to enslave her body and mind and down her to silence and it never will for the cornerstone of the system is the subjection of the mothers of the mental and moral fiber cf cIety cannot be Improved as long as women are required to be beasts of burden involuntary mothers and dupes of pries craft The children oftfaS Auatriani WtF man who build railroads or reaps the harvest In the fields for little or no pay emigrate to the United States and betake themselves to children of the negro woman who Is the victim of Christian society crowd Into our courts and prisons and we ascribe their criminal tenden cies to all kinds of causes except the truo one yet the church and society can easily find the true sense by look Ing for it If we had pictures of same of our types of Christian motherhood hung upon the walls of churches and court rooms Instead of scripture texts they might be such strong object lessons as to create a revolution On the whole it might seem more Important to any country to have a race of no ble and grand mothers than to double track It with railroads orna ment it with splendid churches or spread royal feasts Beside these types of Christian motherhood mentioned there are nu merous others varying only In degree The widows mite Is one of the trump cards of the pulplteer and it Is played for all It Is worth The church asks for and accepts all service and all contributions from the poor est and most oppressed classes of women The widow lays her mite on the altar of the Lord and the sac rifices and suffering of the widow to obtain the mite is never thought of so it is landed safely In the collection box The women of wealth who are at ease In Zion arc another typo of Christian mothers They do not bear so many children as the women of the poor classes neither do they suf fer and sacrifice as much but they bear the same load of credulty their poorer sisters do the belief that Christianity has elevated them to the position they occupy Take from the dull woman her luxuries surrounding gained for her by the exercise of in telligence and giant energy and all the Christianity in Christendom can not save her from joining the vast army of drudges who aro today the wards of the church The eagles of Intelligence rejoice and the owls of superstition mourn when one woman discovers that Christianity Is her en emy Instead of her friend as she has been taught Neither men nor women are othe rial poets nor trained thinkers but they are both very weak and very erring creatures and Christianity for its own Interest has bound them up oj withmn t vows and loaded them down th stringent obligations ThejM mparlson of the condition of heath and Christian omen Is used wproof that Christianity alone olovatA woman The truth Is the heath women are slandered their condit is not so bad as it is painted aniy the condition of Christian wo men lanot so elevated as It is paint ed T ere Is a vast amount of meth od in The conduct of Christians Chnjjvol echoes and pulpit catch delude but they do not alwaysconvey the truth No hrlStlanlty has NOT elevated woman If it has why is the world swarming today with credulous gig gling thin waIsted parsons puppets Why is it that the world Is swarming with the noodles not ono in a thous and fitffor either a husband of a fath er Women must bo rescued from su persttion to bear sages or a race of moral and mental heroes Woman has the power of liberate the Reason and thought of the high est racial promise of the world Will sho do It Let her range before her mental vision the pictures of women of Chris tendom and ask herself if the Chris tian elevation of woman is all it is painted to appear by the clergy Woa to the world as long as priest craft trades on the heart of woman That heart with its strength and weakness its hopes its fears its desires its aspirations and woe too to Christianity when the times ar rives for It to reckon with womans awakened Intellect and reason Versailles Ky T HUMAN EMOTIONS r 0The human emotions are character ized Spencer as the strongest thing id this world andI do not care to dispute his statement Feeling is the basis of thought and though our five senses all feelings all emotions are roused and produced We feel therefore we think and there Is nothing more In need of restraint and regulation than our thoughts for when they are not dominated by rea son they run wild and are the sport of passion and prejudice Reason Is the supreme faculty in man and should be his guide In all things for it alone dan distinguish between truth and falsehood right and wrong If the emotions aro not subject to its in fluence we may and can expect the most absurd and foolish things in tho conduct of human beings Because reason is denied the right to regulate thought and keep it within the bounds of rationality we have reli gious fanaticism and fanatics This thousandth time and more very re cently in this city A religious organ ization known as the Nazarenes dedi cated a new church and their method of so doing was principally giving un restrained outlet to their feelings A report of the meeting says A little woman In faded black stood up In the new church and In a strong shrill voice fairly shrieked out these three words gloree gloreel gloree holding the last note nearly a minute Instantly two thousand tongues fer vently took up the sentiment of praise and shouts of Amen Hallelu jah Praise the Lord and Glory to his name swelled Into a chorus so mighty It was deafening The report turtner said Specuta cular In the extreme was ono of the opening features of the evenings ser vices Suddenly the pastor sprang to the front of the stage whipped out his handkerchief and waved it enthus lasllcally Rising as one person the whole auditorium was a flutter of white the demonstration lasting over a minute Such was the perfect trol of pastor over congregation mani tested throughout For three hours thereafter the strange ceremonies the preaching and the singing arous ing such high enthusiasm that it ap proached pandemonium- Let us recall for a moment the fact that we are In the twentieth century and then reflect on the power which religion still has to produce senseless and idiotic actions In human beings Nothing in this world ever made such foolishness possible in human con J t duct as the religious emotions and when not tempered by reason and judgment they soon take the form of a species of insanity It was always so and if the majority of mankind had not outgrown such tendencies we could easily have a reproduction many events that exist as a blot ofI the pages of history It is not from the fanatic to the fiend those who have read history know what both have done In the past In tolerance precedes persecution and unrestrained religious emotions invar iably Insure both Had these Nazar ones lived in 109C when Peter the Hermit started the crusades they would have flocked to his standard and joined that senseless movement as readily as the pastor made them wave their handkerchiefs and howl They are made of the same material and just as destitute of sense and reason as were those old fanatics two million of whom rushed In the eighth crusade from 109b to 1279 which were gotten up for the pur pose of conquering Palestine and wrestling from the Turks tho suppos ed tomb of Christ At one time there were seven hun dred thousand men excited to frenzy on the plains of Asia and shouting It is the will of God that the Turks be destroyed But the Turks proved too much for the will of God and they still hold the fort so to speak as Charles Chilton Moore can testify Reason played no part in these cru sades the crusaders simply felt just permitted their emotions to run wild so then actions sustain the claim of Spencer that the human emotions are the strongest thing In tho world Be ing such the necessity for their con trol is very apparent and reason is the only thing that can control them and keep them within bounds Shall we be reasonable beings or emotional ones This Is a question that con cerns everybody and It Is not hard to answer If one has good horse sense If he hasnt and his natural Inclinations to be pliant and passive ho wTTPwant to go through aunder the influence of his emotions lie will want to feel and to be acted up on by others and the conditions that fate brings to him and makes so strong and potent But the man of thought and Intelligence the man who sees and knows how practical the affairs of life are and how necessary It is to be guided by reason and judgment in all things will not be found trusting to the emotions to call him through life Imaginary Joys may be pleasant to experience but they are neither safe nor desirable and men of good sense will always prefer standing on solid ground and dealing with facts instead of fancies To sing hallelujah and shout gloreeI till tired and hoarse Is a of amusement and fitted only for those who do no serious thinking or are lacking in the power to reason Such people are to be plttied in their weakness but censure should be bestowed on those crafty and design Ing leaders who fool with them for power and profit and work the reli gious emotions Into foolishness and frenzy They are the enemies of man kind tho foes of Intellectual development and the ever present barriers to reason and common sense and while human weakness makes it possible for them to exercise such control over the emotions their power for reachlbutually and by so doing make women absurd In thought and actionIAny emotion when divorced reason will do the same none are given such restraint as those termed rellglousl therefore we see why religion makes more fools and fanatics than anything else and that Is why special refer ence has been made to the religious kind In these comments As the chief element In religion is fear and it is built upon fears that arc baseless I repeat and reiterate tho world has no need of religion aud would be better off without any Every man who strives to perpetuato the word religion In any form Is doing an injury to the race for the word morality em bodies all of mans duties to man and the entire animal kingdom and beyond that he has none With religious beliefs of all kinds destroyed mortal man would be a more rational being than ho ever has been and his other emotions would readily conform to reason with a little practical exper ience and some education But while religion holds him in her grasp it is uphill work to make the human race what it might be and should be itiCHANNING SEVERANCE Los Angles Calif EPISCOPALCLERIC Second Fall of Rev Mr Ware of DeadwoodPuts Bishop Hare In a Dilemma Sioux City Iowa July 13 Eplsco pal church circles of South Dakota are greatly stirred and Bishop W H Hare of Sioux Falls Is In a quandary about what disposition to make of his archdeacon the Rev T C Ware of Deadwood The archdeacon has tak en a headlong tumble from grace and has been on a hilarious spree His arrest In Lead City was followed by the intervention of influential friends and he was spared the further humil iation of being lodged in jail The Rev Mr Ware is archdeacon of the Black Hills district one of the wealthiest and more Important divis ions of Episcopal diocese of South Dakota He is a man of fine talents generous to a fault the head of an ad mlrable family and has accomplished excellent results in the church His disgrace therefore is keenly felt throughout the State If the archdeacon had been less riotous when indulging In wine the affair would have had a chance of being hushed up But he scandalized people in the hotel where he was stopping and roamed the street using unclerl cal language Apparently he found delight in ordering pedestrians out of his way and then saying with a guffaw When Im good Im very good Indeed ibutwhenI badIranorrid rHe had a companion for a time an Englishman who discreetly got out of sight before the police intervened Friends who were leading him Into a quiet street passed a church where a service was being held Mr Ware In sisted upon going Into the church to show em how to preach but he was not permitted to do so Finally he was taken to the house of a friend on the outskirts of the city but he made his escape and turned to the hotel where he became so obnoxious the police took a hand Ho was allowed to pay a fine of 35 without a public arraignment No statement has yet come from him and he has not yet so far as known resigned his place as archdeacon He has a strong following which is ready to forgive much In him 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 the money or without if you havent got it at this time Tho Doctor Is at his best in this book and those who fail to get one or more copies will be disap- poInted The price is only and It Is going to be a book that ought to sell for at least 160 INGERSOLL MEMORIAL PICNIC To Be Held In Moffitts Grove near Newton Iowa August 13th 1905 The annual Liberal picnic held in E B Moffltts Grove near Newton Iowa will be in memory of Col R O Ingersoll C A Windle of Chicago editor of the Gatling Gun and one of tho foremost orators of the Central West will deliver the address There will also be music recitations and other entertainments to make time pass pleasantly as well as profitably Remember the date Sunday August 13th and make preparations to attend FAIRIlOne 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 From Lexington Leader PETER VINEGAR t Enters the realm Where De Streets Are Gold and De Lan Is Filled t Wid Milk and Honey Quaint Negro Exhorter Passes Away at His Humble Home After a r Fc Quaint and Unique Career Some of His Orig inal Texts The noted Negro exhorter Alexander Campbell Vinegar known general ly as Peter Vinegar who for cars has preached at Intervals to the people of Lexington on the streets and In public places died Wednesday night at 920 oclock at his home on Blacl burn street In his C5th year death be- Ing duo to paralysis and Intermittent feverPeter Vinegar was one of the most noted colored characters In the pulpit In Kentucky He was unique and occupied a field of religious work peculiar to himself Although preach- Ing the gospel he Invariably carried a flask of whisky in his hip pocket from which ho would take a few pulls at regular intervals during his sermons He cared not who saw him or what was said concerning a him After an invorating pull at bls flask he would preach with Increasing vigor and strength When remonstrated with because of this habit Peter would Invariably reply Loi chile dat stuff aint gwlne ter hurter if you Jest use It In de right way It is when you use it in de wrong way dat trouble comes The first religious work of Peter was down among his fellow slaves fore the war and while ho was still a young man After the slaves had been made free by national proclamation Peter continued his chosen work He was extremely superstitious a strong trait In the character of his race He affiliated himself with the Baptists Sfand coming to Lexington after the close of the war he was made paste of the Main Street Colored Baptist Church For twenty years he looke after the spiritual welfare of his pea pie through the medium of his toratet but his habits did not please i tho sheep of his flock and after reo peated protests had been lodged against him efforts were made to oust him The church split into fac 1tlons but the majority stood by Pe ter He then began to preach In what is known as McCleary Hall at Main street and Broadway and imme dlately after his initial service he ayttzga H3lpeoplc 1ntDfalB congte gatlon Following this effort Peter open ed a new church on South Limestone In what was then tho old en ijstreethouse and here he continued to forth until modern church meth tv ods began to prevail and the anti rfi quated method of exhortation man r fested by old Peter entered upon a rapid decay For the last twelve years he had no church but his vole could be heard every Sunday after noon on Cheapsldo Just beneath the Brecklnrldge monument White as well as colored people would stand to hear Peter preach for while he may have been unable to instruct he could entertain in that fashion pecu liar to the Negro race The quaintness of his character found expression in the texts h would employ One of his choice selections was A Damned Hot Day and while Peter made particular erence to the fate of the sinner 01 the Judgment day yet after numerous repetitions of the style of his text Peter would take a pull from his flask and after restoring the bottle to his pocket he would smack his lips and say Yas mah bredern itll e er damned hot day These were the mirth provoking features of his igious work- Among the other subjects upon which he preached were Watch dat Snake and from this the nated gro exhorter would caution his hear ears to carefully guard against the tempter within and the tempter with out From the subject Hell Aint er Mile From Lexington he pointed to the city work house on the Frank fort pike and warned his race against the wrong doing that placed them In the rock quart Upon a text known as Death in the Pot he pointed to the evils that follow from intemper ance Christ as tho central figure of the Christian cult was exemplified as A Wheel in der Middle of er Wheel and his sermons were all given from texts of this character made remarkable from the peculiar ingenuity of construction Peter at times was really eloquent that sort of eloquence that comes of the melodious voico peculiar to the race in portrayal of the quaint Imagery of the Negro mind and frequently in the frenzy of highly wrought imagination and religious emotion the quaint old Negro told In a style entrancing to his hearers of dat great day when de sun of right eousness would flood do earth with rays of radiant glory and do sons of men woul meet again de frens of gone years when hope will be crown ed by realization and our dreams come true above all sorrow and ur res where do streets aro gold and de Ian is filled wid milk and honey At the time of his death he was a member of the Adamstown Colors Baptist church His funeral will take place under Its auspices next Sundy morning at 10 oclock The Interment will take place at 2 oclock in the Lex- Ington cemetery Ho leaves six son all of whom are well known in Lex- Ington GOODNESS AND HAPPINESS Llmoore Calif July 15 1905 Editor Blue Grass Blade In order to be good it is necessar to be acquainted with the first law of nature selt preservation and to form to its requirements This law is necessary for tho per petulty and we1 being of every ganized substance whether animal or works solely through their causes and effects Goodness in the human specie consists in absolute observance of this law and tho result or effect Is perfect happiness This law requires us to conform to the principles of hygiene Herein lie our first acts of goodness- In preserving our health we refrain from all deleterious habits practices and acts even tho harboring of in pure thoughts laying the foundation of an exemplary and moral life This preserves our physical strut uro fortifies us against disease and pain and becomes a source of happ our selfpreservation does not end here The law requires that we practice integrity industry and fn gallty enabling us to acquire a petency It also enjoins tpon us to bestow hospitality kindness and love upon those around us thus making our acts twice blessed blessed In giving and In receiving This is being good and being happy Thus happiness becomes the Howe and fruit of harmonious acts and goodness Is simply mental merits while natural goodness mental and moral growth and actlvi ty Our loving mother Nature teaches us all that is necessary for us to know and do and can alone lead us up the shining road of progress to perfect happiness and Joy nn Montvale Texas July 15 1905 Editor Blue Grass Blade Since you solicit a discussion apropos the modus operandi of acquiring happiness I beg leave to have my little say on this very Important mat- tel though the sky pilots hereabout do say I am small taters and very few In the hill Happiness Is something If I rightly understand it that is a kind of a spontaneous product and the less we think about it the more of it we shall enjoy Those who seem the happiest are not always the greatest credit to society They are apt to be Intellectually shallow Selfishness Is doubtless a very great promoter of happiness sc Ignorance Where Ignorance h bliss etc It is selfishness that makes the average Christian happy while he contemplates the glories waiting him In the great hereafter Is evidently thinking only of his own sweet self They seem to exper ience no regrets for the poor unfortunates who inhabit the hot old place This is an instance wherein both norance and selfishness cut a con spicuous figure The deep thinker is the one who tore fusty comprehends the innumer bee obstacles that confronts him whilst on his Journey through life Wo should devote more attention to the happiness of others than to ourselves To be honest first last and all theme is the ne plus ultra of right llv ng To be perfectly honest is per action Itself Honesty covers a vast multitude of moral virtues and it is something no one can afford to ignore and yet be respectable My advice Is if you can not bo appy without being Ignorant selfish or dishonest then let er flicker Make happiness subservient to every moral virtue Learn something about everything and every thing about something Keep an eye on convemeiieeD Have a place for every thins ana keep everything in its place Re member An ounce of preventive Is worth a pound of cure It Is the tle worries more thany anything else that render life unpleasant hence it jhcoves us to avoid as many of them as possible To promulgate an ethical code the observance of which would make ery one nappy is an Impossibility Happiness like favors usually comes to us unbidden A watched pot nev er bolls Neither does watched hap plness over materialize Now Mr Editor in the event you find in this article sufficient meat as to Justlfj its publication print It otherwise use the clean side for the write up of your religious editorials May your shadow Brother Moore never grow less and your harvest of Blue Grass Blades ever continue to grow more abundant Is tho hope of your sincere friend and well wisher E J BUCK Hagerstown Md July 19 1905 Friend Moore- I see in your July ICth Issue that U G Wilkinson printed my posts card like this to him In his July Gospel Searchlight which I would not have known but for your referent thereto in your paper as you rlghtl supposed that Im not a subscribe for It and know of It only through the other active members of the American Press Writers Association and I thus write hundreds of lotter overt year to editors of other papersI when every opportunity through their printing some article favorable for comment Or when you comment we often second or emphasize that comment by our persnal letters if you give name and address of tho paper or person on whom you comment so wo know where to direr present our organization lack an organ or paper to unify and direct our fire by suggesting targets and reporting records thereon as the Bos ton Press Writer our former organ suspended about Januay 1st as It was published only monthly and being too Infrequent enthusiasm languish ed Now If you would devote a colI umn or two of the Blade to this of work weekly It would attract all the P W and make them subscribe for the Blade to keep posted on P W work and make you commander in chief of this powerful army of Ra tlonallstic Press Writers numbering over 1000 members Why not do Yours truly D WEBSTER GROH Munfordsville Ky July 17 1905 Charles C Moore Dear SlrI enclose a check as my ime expires tho last of this month For the balance send me one copy Dog Fennel one copy of Dr Wilson tookiWell Brother Moore I nejowhat you Br Clarke Clone and opera say about hating enemies and d ng good and being happy I am in Ithls like anrGUttt soul aavtnb ittbaiIf any woman or man thinks she or le has a sodl to save and that it Is worth saving she or he should go luietly along and save it and not beI bothering their neighbors a out md when they get through with it I dont want them to come around md besmear and mess up my front and and gate so I cant move without inning In contact with their religious gnorance and rot that might make something they call happiness for hem but what would it do for me It Just makes my safety valve pop off Seeking and obtaining happiness for the individual and mutual affair- I try to live so as to extract all the happiness or pleasure there is in life believing that here is the place and now is tho time to be happy and never Intending to offend others and take themunhappy There are many things that produce happiness and many more that produce unhappiness I dont think ve could obtain perpetual happiness Change seems to be necessary in der that we may have comparison Why Bro Moore I believe I really snjoy a real dd mean time sometimes as much as I do a good time after I have had so much good time Variety is what we need to produce happiness and that is why I like the lade and its editor so much Yours for happiness L F MANSFIELD Pasadena Calif July 15 1905 Editor Moore sentihimant Behind the Bars He used to be a Campbelllte and an officer In the church but I sent him some Blades and now he and his wife are as radical as you or IE LEWIS Nat Military Home Ks July 18 Dear Brother Moore Your paper is Just my kind It suits me My time Is up this month but I cant renew so you will have to discontinue It as I can do better without It than some other things that I have to have In haste from an Infidel G B ASHFORD Houston Texas July 15 1905 Editor Blue Grass Blade Enclosed find 25 cents for sample copies of the Blade as I want to dls t j fAi tribute them among my audience next Sunday night Your friend Mr Wright turns a large number of Blades over to me and I give them out among the country people I know I got you one subscriber and how many more I do not know I want to buy a bundleI every week for free distribution as many as you can let me have for 25 cents I can use back numbers I make open talks on Socialism and Spiritualism W H TAYLOR Hartshorne Ind Ter July 13 1905 Charles C Moore Esq Dear SlrWhen a boy I read 0 speech of yours In the St Louis GlobeDemocrat made while you were opposing Breckinrldgo and Owen for Congress in which you salt you sympathized with Brecklnrldp along with Adam Peeping Tom et at who had been led astray by beau Uful women I kept the speech until unfortu nately I lost it by fire Would yot favor me with a cow I would ape predate it very much for I considered it the best thing along Its line that I ever read With good wishes for its author I beg to remain Yours respectfully TOM J STALLING Thanks for the compliment but It would be impossible for me to find a copy of it- Buckley Washington July 10 05 C C Moore Dear Sir and BrotherI have get after you since you are on the way to being good have paid for the Blade to May 06 but you dont raise the knob on the wrapper I cant- be good under such circumstances I am most happy when I am doing i good business and can tax the people all they will bear and the people say I am right in voting for it You see your friend Carnegie could not get rich If others did not get poor Nobody cares to be rich and nobody wants to be poor One extreme is as bad as the other- I feel best when I am at the meet- Ings of our Socialist Local Then I im among my comrades The talk of being good or bad is all nonsense All mankind are good and nature is good If you are one of the old party voters of a Prohlb stop talking about being good it sounds so silly Yours for humanity M IRANHagerstownrMdrJuly 18 1905 Editor Blue Grass Blade- I heartily endorse your Idea to show the superiority of Rationalism by Its andIstrlvlngances and mankind in general happier That is exactly what all good Rationalists have been are and will continue doing else why subject ourselves to the persecution ostracism and boycott of Christian superstition and falsehood and supplanting It with ruth Justice philosophy and reason And In your kindness would you please be kind enough to those of your friends who would rather be roperly called Rationalists followers of reason than infidels unfalth uls to call them by the name they have chosen and greatly prefer and oblige Yours truly D WEBSTER GROH STATUS OF THE INFIDEL Observing the secular press not the least recognition of the social moral or exemplary prestige of Infidels Is oticable The meanest midget of Christian Insignificance is landed far hove the grandest sentiment of Paine Ingersoll and Darwin Prayers for rain are chronicled with such seriousness as to place them In the category of fact What the Rev gentleman says Is final and unquestion able whether he chooses to part with his learning upon topics of theology ethics government commerce or dustry I am neither Jealous of the Rev nor desire to underrate the del but a condition exists of which I do not approve Do not consider this an idea emanating down in kansas for it is cosmopolitan and in 3rnatlonal It the press speaks of Infidels at all it associates them with amorality or disreputableness as position to Sunday laws to favor saloons and gambling dens We help to support such papers and deserve at least a share of their support In giving facts but no facts are publish cd in our behalf but a volume of Ing nonsense in favor of Christianity Our testimony is ignored The ernment which we are taxed to support disregards us Shall we and the generations following us remain a tacooed and forbidden class Shall we with means at command to sert our superiority Several factors enter Into our role tlons with Christians favorable to our success They are servile and able to the touch of predominate s SEASHORE OUTING Atlantic City I VIA THE SCENIC CAe t IOUTE CHESAPEAKE OHIO RAILWAY THURSDAY AU1UST 5 03 THROUGH 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 WM S BRONSTON Asst Gen Pass Agt Washington D C H W FULLER Gen Pass Agt Washington D C G W BARNEY Dlst Pass Agt Lexington Ky 4 BEAUTY SPOTS MINNESOTA LAME PARK REGION LAKE MACDONALD MONTANA LAKE CHELAN WASHINGTON BEAUTIFUL PUGET SOUND AVAIL YOURSELF OF STOPOVER PRIVILEGE WHILE OR YOUR WAY TO THE I Lewis Clark Exposition VIA THE f Great Northern RailwayT- HE COMFORTABLE WAY er IM er Information Addres KtynMaUUr rf fan Great northern Bailwaj SETO THIS 2 FOR OlOLTnUrST1UDDIJOOE LET A CAXSJU JOUMSY THE LEWIS CIiBK KXPOUTIOJT vtFL WHITHKT PaaaV MjrST IZL minds The horror with which they view the presence of Infidels In con slderablo numbers residing In their neighborhood would facilitate our opo portunltles for obtaining real estate at reduced rates Do not understand that I advocate dishonorable methods but we should remember as many of us no doubt does what we are deprived of by them I distinctly member being deprived of the uso of water for some time in addition to other losses The Jews would promote our commercial success In the populous portions of the country they control a large share of the trade Who can deny that they are support ed Bumptiously by Christians and other religious people who can only occasslonally vent their brutal wrath by persecution through which they acknowledge their Intellectual infer nor I can accomplish this alone nor all the Infidels In this country State can succeed but the condition of all the Infidels of tho country whether each Is worth one dollar a million Into local working assem bites can The qualities are tact and education for business If we have not these we must acquire them It is not a Socialistic commune we need Every Individual should do his own business employ his own capital and utilize his own profits and be protected by the combined power of all the others It would be essential to gain commercial control of some of the most Important business centers and Instead of Infidels being driven apart as Christians would have them they must come together Means for ace compllshlng the requirements of so Important an undertaking for the pros perity and advancement of our class cannot all be given here neither would It be wise to make public the motive power of such a movement which can only be decided upon as casion requires- I Invite correspondence with all fidels and especially those in any way related to trade and in sympathy with a union of forces to repel other mchroachlng mists that ever surround us Our welfare and that of the following generations demand It S L WILLARD I suppose the Catholic church is more powerful in Spain than in any other nation The history of this na tion demonstrates the result of Catholic supremacy the result of an acknowledgment by a people that a certain religion Is too sacred to be examined It established the Inquisi tion within its borders It imprisoned the honest It burnt the noble and succeeded after many years of devo tion to the true faith in destroying the industry the intelligence the usefulness the genius the nobility and the wealth of a nation It became a wreck a jest of the conquered and excited the pity of Its former victims Ingersoll A Good Route to Try It traverses a territory rich tn 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 Route lor Tourists The Frisco System now often tne traveling public excellent service and j fast time Between St Louts and Kansas City and points in Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and the Southwest Between Kansas City and points in Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and Mem phis and points itr Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the West and Southwest Full information as to route and rates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of tho Company or to lM eatfer Traffic Dcpartraeat CnrnmivUI Buildisg alM Lwls itCo iAREST ON THE MILLIONAIRE I got so tired reading of and hear orlthatsalem the Golden It seems to me the climate soil and locality there would suit them exactly Poor old Mother Earth does not seem to bo a suitable place for the abode of such fine folks It might be a good thing for Edward VII to colonize those of royal blood and royal fortunes and I wish he would for wo might then have a rest on the millionaire Tho American press devotes Its greatest energies to exploiting the millionaires Telling of their summer and winter places regal wardrobes and jewels yachts dinners at 1500 per plate 5000 collie dogs with re tinue of servants automobles dinners to monkeys weddings with disgusting and vulgar display All this and much more are dished up dally to the American public The Influence of all this enters Into the daily conversation of old and young until every one you meet rings In the conversation something about their millionaire relative visitor or great grandfathers step daughters cousins niece who Is going to marry a millionaire or Is being divorced from one It seems to me people have gone daft on millionaires- It may be there Is a good deal of counterfeit coin In the millionaires coffers alloyed dollars and watered stocks that would not pass current over the bank counter and then again all these may be up to the gold stand ardNever having had experience in handling millions I have only newspaper authority on this subject but know from actual contact with them that the average Industrious strug gling man and woman is in the fierce battle of life and It requires earnest t effort to earn an honest dollar- I know people who sit up and com placently talk of the expenditures of millionaires who have not a dollar in their pockets or any where else to bless themselves with This talk about 100000 houses 25000 dinners and 500 gowns is like the talk of the person about streets slippers crowns and harps In New Jerusalem Whether these things are true or false the eternal harping on them is both disgusting and cruel In a countryI that Is swarming with pers half clad and homeless poor starving sewing women legions of desperate miners and helpless fami lies and indigent children working at starvation wages In factories and appalling conditions struck the tenderest chord in the great heart of our own Robert G Ingersoll when he said I dont see how It is possi ble for a man to die worth five or ten millions in a city full of want when ho meets almost every day the with ered hands of beggary and the white lips of famlnlne I should not think ho could do it any more than he could keep a pile of lumber when hundreds of thousands were drowning In the seaThink of a woman wearing hun dreds of thousands of dollars worth of Jewels and guarded by policemen to keep her from being robbed In this Christian country Think of women wearing gowns that cost thousands while in the slums of their own cities other women are giving birth to chil dren In cellars on beds of mouldy straw without a garment to put on the newborn infants and the Sheriff knocking at tho door to evict the women In travail An impassible gulf Is fixed between our millionaires and paupers but the half way house between the two is swarming with those who have the bone and sinews of civilization the creators of wealth the guardians of morality who realize every hour that lifes pathway has Its rls Its foul odor Its dark pestilentialII scenes and terrific crush that which is noblest in the hu man heart Strange old world this While tho millionaire drives his automobile at 80 miles an hour and finds death the pauper Infant Is thrown Into the morgue While the millionaire girl with royal robes and jewels writes In rose water about Joy jubilee and Jesus the wretched outcast the victim of poverty and lust suicides and Is thrown In with the cifys dead While the millionaire Is giving feasts at hundreds of dollars a plate the struggling young man who can t triff t 7f not find work puts a bullet In his It any wonder that suicide has become a mania Is Is any wonder that all this talk and print about millionaires Weed dis content discouragement and despair Is It any wonder that tho masses feel that Christianity has dropped them through its riddle as slag and turned her pious attention to savages in foreign lands We hove miles of misery to one millionaire and the Gomorrah of our dens of doom over shadows all the splendor of the mill- Ionaires palace The woman in the palace brings forth a son for Harvard or Yale who revels at Sherrys or plunges at Monte Carlo until he dies of his excesses She brings forth a girl to be traded to a roue princelot for a title Tho mother in the slums bears wretched children by the dozen pounds of criminals and prostitutes destined for tho prison tho brothel and gallows After 18 centuries of the Gospel of the Galilean this is the pic ture Ward McAllister wrote an inside history of societys exclusive 40u but The bitter cry of outcast America is yet to be written In the face of all this we go on talking about millionaires as though we knew what we are talking about But we dont Who over saw or han died a million dollars outside of the can realize how much money a million is Tho people in business life who deal In thousands are few in number A few more deal in hundreds but the masses of the people and reputed rich ones too handle only dollars and cents and consider themselves lucky if they can have a few of either in their pockets All this gush and talk about collassal fortunes is at once un wise and disgusting and more often than otherwise every time a flash light is thrown on them it knocks a naught off the calculation The peo pie with common sense in their heads and common cents in their pockets are the dependence of this weary old us a rest on millionaires Per sonally I have nothing against them and wish them well bu I am weary of hearing of them- I guess they will go right on until they run against something they were not expecting Strange things are happening and stranger things are in the future Versailles entuckYI END OF THE CHICAGO STRIKEII The Chicago strike has a struggle of three months a of 30 lives and thousands of dollars to the strikers many of tho old em ployers Having lost their places- If the strikers had gained their demands It would possibly have still been an ultimate loss to them A working man may by doing his best for his employer In every way as it la right that he should do gain the good will of his employer so as to In dace him to do for the working man even more than the letter of their contract requires but It will be a rare case when a poor laborer can force a rich employer to do for the laborer any more than simple necessity de mands The employer and the laborer are equally dependent upon each other and not merely peace and quiet of mind but common business prudence dictates that tho employer and tho la borer shall do all that they reasona bly can to assist each other and generally If each will do more to assist the other somethingI obligation requires both be benefitted or If only parties will do this that party will be benefitted If a man is working for a man who does not pay him enough or otherwise appreciate him the chances are that somebody will notice that fact and both from sympathy and bus- Iness Interest offer that working man a better position- I believe it Is generally true that any man who does not seem to be a good man would appear better to us if we knew better about his affairs- I havo frequently found to my sur prise that a man was bettor than I thought but havo only rarely found that a man was worse than I thought A hundred times in my life I havo been surprised to find qualities In a man that had thought bad and per haps not as many as five times in my life have I found bad qualities in a man that I had thought good So that as a general rule of conduct Instead of suspecting others as we nearly all do it is best to proceed on the supposition that the other man will be as good to you as you are to him and it has been my experience that the rich are just as good to the poor as the poor are to the rich Labor tmlons of course have a right to peaceable existence but when they propose to effect their designs by violence that Is of course Just as culpable as any other violence t t J f But when tho most ideal labor un ion Is debatable Labor Is commodity that has Its value in the market just like any other commodity and this value is determined by supply and demand just like any other commodity and therefore when labor Is too cheap rivalry among employers will raise It and when It Is too high concert among employers will lower It so that when all the time and expense of belonging to a union is considered I believe it would generally be better if each laborer would rely upon himself and his own good reputation for his success If any one organization of laborers suceeds it must necessarily be at the laibarvance the price of their labor the manufactures who have to pay them the advanced price have to charge more for their snoes and every union laborer In any other department has to pay more for his shoes And soil overy laborer In every department forces up the price of his labor that tame laborer will have to pay higher for all he gets and so there Is no ul timate benefit to him If a laboring man gets twice as much for his labor and has to pay twice as much for all he buys or rents or hires he certainly will not be benefited An aggravating loss to the laboring man is the money that has to be paid to the editors of labor union publications and labor union agitators none of whom produces anything The best way Is for every man to take care of his own business and to get the best wages that he can sim ply upon his own merit GIRLS SAVE HIM FROM MOB Assaulted at Case ArkHad Been Warned Not to Preach There Again Disregarded The ThreatsCarried his Little Child With him to Church Mob Attacked Him During the Progress of his Sermon and While Trying to Escape From Them a Number of Shots were Fired at Him r Casa Ark June 27Rev J L at1Imob of Casa citizens last night while the middle of his sermon which he Iin delivering at the schoolhouse It seems that the Rev Gray had been warned not to attempt to preach In Casa again but notwithstanding the threats he came Into town yesterdays evening In a buggy In company his little girl it Is supposed for protection thinking no one would attack him on account of her presence Many jests and taunts were made to and about the minister as he drove through town on his way to where ho expected to put up for the night He had sent word he would reach Casa to preach last night that the Casa people had said they would kill him if he came here again but that he would be here to fill his next appointment which was yesterday eve ning and true to his promise he came but in all probability he wishes now he had not done so The congregation was a small one comprised mostly of women and chil dren and he had proceeded about half way through his sermon when the presence of the mob was discovered by the little girl that had accom panted tho minister who cried murderersI to he had to pass out by the mob and but for the fact that some of the little girls clung to him and thus thwarted the ruffians the mob not desiring to hurt the little girls and he had passed out into the dark and once past them ho made good his escape- A number of pistol shots were fired in his direction It Is not known whether the mob Intended to merely beat tho minister or kill him outright but It is supposed they merely Intend ed to give him a severe beating Ru mor has it that they had provided a leather strap with which to whip him It may be that they became enrag ed at his escaping and shot to hit or may have only fired the shots to frighten It this was their object it had the desired effect It is not known who were in the mob but It Is said there were twelve of fourteen people of Casa Just what the mob grievance is not generally known It is said that the Rev Gray bears an excellent repu tatlon and is an able minister lie left town this morning Con siderable excltment prevails in the little town on account of the affair Many of the citizens express their regrets on account of the affair She Do you suppose real angels have wings He Well you havent ti rAIii ARRESTED FOR RAPEi Rev W Meeker of Dunlap In Crawford County JalrFree Methodist Preacher Is Accused of Raping His Sisterin Law Mrs Orrle McElwain of Wil low TownshipIRev R W er and paper hanger was arrested Dunlap on Tuesday on a warrant charging him with rape The com informationcharges was the crimeI was set for E Gulick to this time Meeker was laid In the Crawford county Jail but It Is said that prominent Dunlap parties have consented to go on his bond and that he will be liberated today Meeker Is a well appearing man of about forty years of age When in terviewed by the Review he declined to tell much of his life or discuss the charge against him Ho said he was an Iowa boy that since he was nine years of are he had made his own way In the world that he had studied for the ministry and had held some of the best charges In the Free Baptist church of Iowa one of his charges having been at Burlington Meeker denied the charge against him but refused to outline his defense at this time Ho asserted that he had been on good terms with both Mr and Mrs McElwain since the time when It was alleged that the offense was com mltted That he had been to their home and they to his that the two families had planned to take their Fourth of July dinner together and that the arrest was a complete and aclcountfollowed trade painter pa perhanger to eke out his living He iu said to be an eloquent speaker and has many friends in Dunlap Mrs McElwain is a young woman about eighteen years of age she lives with her husband and his brother on a farm In Willow township It Is said that she said the crime was commit ted by violence and that It was fear that kept her from making the accu sation sooner than she did She will appear before the justice at the pro hmlnary hearing and testify against Meeker It Is a most sensational case the charge Is a serious one and It Is best that prejudice be held In check on both sides until facts are more fully known OPINIONS OF CHURCH FATHERS And Other Lights of the Christian System Regarding Women According to St Bernard Women Is the organ of the Devil St Anthony Woman Is the foun taln of the arm of the devil her voice Is the hissing of tho serpent St Bonavcnture Woman Is a scorpion ever ready to sting She Is the lance of the demon St Cyprian Woman is the instru ment which the devil uses to gain pos session of our souls St Jerome Woman Is the gate of the Devil the road of Iniquity the sting of the scorpion- St Gregory the Great Woman has the poison of an asp the malice of a dragon o St John Damascene Woman is daughter of Falsehood a sentinel Hell the enemy of Peace ofI her Adam lost Paradise St John Chryslstom Through man the Devil triumphed through her Paradise has been lost of all wild beasts the most dangerous is wo manTalmud When thy daughter has reached maturity set one of thy slaves free and betroth her to Jewish Prayer himIO Lord who hast not heathen a slave or a woman Luther No gown or garment worse becomes a woman than that she will be wise John Wesley Giving up witchcraft Is giving up the Bible ABOUTITHE LETTERS BEING GOOD AND HAPPY I think the letters about being good and happy that are being written to the Blade are the most interesting and profitable that I have ever print edThey are successes and indicate good mental and moral qualities in their writers and I hope I shall suc reed In making that the special theme of this paper In that connection there are three things that now more than ordinarily forcibly are called to my attentionIWe make ourselves and t il J j t e IIILIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII PRICE LIST r 5 MENS NEW MODEL 16 SI- ZEWATCHES r e e HAMPDEN No 104 23 jewels 105 23 jewels 26 Wme 1RNe jIi rWALTHAM Riverside Maxlmus 23 Jewels 50 Vanguard 23 Jewels 30 Riverside 17 Jevtla 21 P 8 Bartlett 17 jewels I U 1250 15 jewels 9 7 Jewels ELGIN No 166 or 162 21 Jewels 49 270 21 Jewell 26 243 or 246 17 Jewels 22 242 17 Jewels 18 241 17 Jewels 12 jewels 850 Jewels CASES All the above in the new Model thin SHverlno Screw Cases In Fahys Crown or Deuber filled god screw case guar N anteed by manufacturers for 20 years artistic hand chased or plain 300 more hunting 500 more In 25 year case 200 more than N In 20 year case In cases guaranteed for all time screw 800 or rrEvery watch guaranteed fresh and new from factory no shop keepers an accurate timekeeper and if well used good for fifty years or longer Will be kept In order for one year Beware of Special movements and cases made nobody knows where and which e you cannot price intelligently and buy everywhere Also of diework stamped engraved oases they are a fraud Those listed above are known to be the best watches made andif watch Is new and perfect you are safe to buy them where price Is lowest pay freight LADIES GOLD WATCHES Large size Elgin Waltham or Hampden 20year gold filled latest style artistic handchased Jewels 10 16 jewels 1250 11 Jewels adj 17 Small o size jewels 1150 15 Jewels 15 16 Jewels adj 18 Riverside extra fine 26 In 25year case more In 14k solid gold case 10 to 50 more Latter with diamonds r all In plush box prepaid with guarantee r J RCHAINS w Long Guards latest style soldered links opals or other sets In slides rolled plated 160 and Best Filled Gold 260 and t 4 Extra heavy Solid Gold 10 and Gents Chains 1 same variety Orders filled from any catalogue at same price or less Cash refunded at option DIAMONDS PEARLS OPALS ETC I am an expert In this line and will save you 20 per cent If you will order of me r N Send for price list of Jewelry Freethought Badges Rings Silver r and Plated Ware Optical Goods and My Tract Theism In the Cruc ble free i g y OTTO WETTSTEIN 110 KENSINGTON AVENUE LA GRANGE ILL Ifi IR IIIa I happy by speaking unkindly of others Of course other people do thislbutwrong that Is attributed to people is unjust and to speak It hurts them and hurts us who speak It If We do not think evil of others we are not apt to speak It and if we use good judgment we are much less apt to think evil of others because we have so often found that people are better than we thought they were and have not often found that they were worse than we thought they were and all of us realize that if peo pIe knew our troubles as we know them they would have more sympathy for us Another thing Is that we suffer more from the anticipation of evil than we do from Its actual presence But It may be the dread of coming evil that makes us guard against It and avert it But in my own ex perience I have suffered more from troubles that I felt were liable to come than those that actually came Another great source of trouble Is being in debt I do not believe that to be poor if not in debt is a com mon source of unhappiness but I do believe that hardly anybody can be happy and be in debt and I believe it would be better almost to suffer for the necessities of life than to suffer from debt If we are in debt it Is not best to try to conceal It but to live more economically If those people who are trying to teach laboring people how to do less work and get more wages would spend tho same effort and money in teaching them to be more conscientious and to live more economically they would do more good From Lexington Leader MURDER Lee County Man Loads Up on Liquor and Slays His Man Church atIBeattyvllle Ky July Miller shot and killed James E Ellis and wounded James E Thomas dur ing a battle at church on Frolly Creek last night Ho was drunk went to church with two revolvers and started troubleILouisville Ky July 17Telegrams from Beattyvlllo Ky say that John Miller of Breathitt county shot and killed James Crees and wounded Jas jr L M Thomas during a fight In a church Ion Frollcy Creek Lee county last night Miller entered the church ac cording to reports received hero and announced that he was the best man In the house Cree and Thomas dis oputed this and the shooting followed A mob formed to lynch Miller but the Sheriff took him safety to Beattyvllle jail SANDY SAW DOUBLE A Scotch mnlster and his friend who were coming home from a wed ding began to consider the state Intof iwhich their potations at the wedding f feast had left them tsandy said the minister justFstop a minute hero till I go ahead Maybe I dont walk very steady and the good wife might remark something not Just right He walked ahead of the servant for a short distance and then asked How s It Am I walking strafe Oh ay answered Sandy thickly yere arecht but whos that whi- with youHarpers veekly A clergyman who was out walking fetwhocant lot Going up to one of them who had Just been struck out he said Young man dont you you know that It Is very wrong to play base ball on Sunday What would your father say If he knew about It Youd better ask him was the reply hes playing shortstopHarpers Weekly Residence Unknown First Citizen That new neighbor of our Mrs Jones seems an illnatur ed Citizen Why I called her up on the telephone yesterday and asked her If she had any idea where her husband was staying and she rang off without answering me Second Citizen dont wonder i IAPossibility five years old so writes a Chlcaog mother was talklngJfabout God the other day I that God gave us everything we had He turned to mo after thinking awhile and said Mamma what would we do If God was to IAgnosticism broleeiat Home Agnostic One who doesnt know Jimmlny Tho way ma talks you must be about fortysix different kinds + of an Agnostic fL C 1t r MORAL MAN The moral man is the last and the highest product of evolution and sooner or later he Is destined to rule the earth and convert it Into an Eden for the human race He knows that love Is the only real religion and that happiness Is the on ly good he Inflicts no pain no strife nor discord Ho hates hypocrisy ho seeks the good of all ho speaks the truth and pays his debts he does not parade his virtues for the praise of knows that his duties and his obligations are cosmopolitan he real izes that no people on the surface of the earth are so remote from him whose happiness and welfare are not bound up with his he knows that the hopes and the fears the joys and the sorrows of all the inhabitants of the earth are indissolubly knit together he knows that none can suffer wrong without all sharing in that wrong he knows that none can feel the delightful thills of joy without all sharing in that joy he knows that those who grow better cannot make him more miserable he knows that the world cannot grow wiser and make him more Ignorant his sympathies are universal and coextensive with the moral man is certain that long as man continues to hate and kill his brother man that we are nothing more and nothing less than well dressed barbarians and he reads with sadness and sorrow the advice of our chief executive that American alt zens should always be ready and ways anxious to tight The moral man cultivates freedom of thought and courages liberty of speech He does right from a sense of honor and a love of justice He searches after truth regardless of all opposition knowing truth alone can make us hap py and make us free Ho is willing and anxious to sow good seed in the world and let others reap the harvest He knows that every man and every woman differs with him in many ways and because of this ho is perfectly tolerant of all and has no quarrel with his fellow man on account of race color nationality or religion or difference of belief He is true to himself and makes his outer lifo exactly correspond to the inner man he knows that en lightened reason is the highest the best and the only safe guide in life and because of this he seeks light on every subject that has any bearing on the happiness of the human race He knows and deeply feels that morality Is the law of the perfect man he knows that morality recog sizes nothing but happy relations among men and that whoever dis turbs these relations Is he protests against every of the moral law infractionI The moral man constantly promote harmony and cooperation among all his fellow men The Intelligent moral man knows that the foundation of morality is and that every sentiment senslbUityI sacred rights that he fringe and because of this ready to protect the birds of the air and the beasts of the field from cruelty and he is filled with sadness and sorrow when he reads that the Press dent of our great Republic Is stantly encouraging the practice of savage and wanton cruelty to ani mals The moral man has no desires in consistent with the happiness of any human being he knows that life is incomplete without a home and hence he marries but Is very careful in the selection of his life partner ho knows that the hearthstone the fireside is the source and center of near ly all the joys of life and because of this he marries the woman that ho loves He will not marry for wealth for place for power for position for title for social prlestlge nor from any motive except to found a happy home and fill it wfth the sweet fra grance of love He will not marry the daughter of the consumptive the Insane the scrofulous the syphilitic or the criminal father and mother because he knows that the inexorable law of heredity would destroy the hopes and the happiness of the chil dren and increase the sorrows and the suffering of his fellow man He knows that his own welfare and the welfare of his children are inseparable and because of this he mar ries a woman sound in body sound in morals and sound in mind The intel- lIgent moral man knows that no man can be perfectly free until men are free and hence he works for the free don of all he knows that no man can T be perfectly happy until all men are happy and heuce he works for the happiness of alL The intelligent moral man has no desire to accumulate lands and goods and money beyond what Is necessary to satisfy all the legitimate wants of mind and body Food and raiment 1 and shelter for the body and leisure for the study of Nature and the enjoyment of association with his fellow man cover all the wants and desires of the moral man He knows that true manhood and womanhood are the the only badges of honor and the only conditions of happiness and that wealth can never become a true standard or respectability or a worthy ideal in life The moral man knows that if he possesses more earthly goods than he needs that some of his fellow men will be compelled to suffer from want and privation The Intelligent moral man knows that our wives our mothers our sis ters and our daughters ought to be as free as their brother man and he will never cease his efforts until wo man Is completely emancipated from the cruel disabilities that have been Imposed upon her through tho lone ages of the dreary past The moral man knows that the do mestic social and political restric tions which have so long narrowed the sphere of woman when removed will give a new Impulse to the march lot civilization and will mark a new epoch in the history of the world cause he knows that justice and lib erty are the essential conditions that underlie the happiness of tho human the moral man happens to be the unfortunate son of parents who are scrofulous Insane sypholitlc or con sumptlve ho will never marry because he knows that the inexorable law of heredity will visit upon his children an awful burden of pain and sorrow and ho shudders at the very thought of bringing unhappy children into the world He knows that every child has the right to be well born and that It would be criminal in him to transmit Pandoras box to his posterity he keenly recognizes that the whole world is his country and that all inanity are his brethren and that the practice of goodness and kindness Is the only true and rational religion The moral man has no ambition to gain places of power but he has a constant desire to exercise the pow er of love in all the relations of life he seeks not to exalt himself above others but is always a willing set vant for his fellowman he has no love for titles and he calls no man Lord nor king nor pope because he knows that these are a curse to the world but he uncovers his head and his knees touch the ground In the presence of the pure man and the noblewoman He knows that pure men and noble women are the salt of the earth and the only hope for the betterment of the human race The moral man has no fear of the jailors keys the policemans club or the hangsmans rope he does not fear the Invisible power that rules the world for he is keenly conscious that a life of goodness must be in hare pony with the Infinite and Eternal Cause he has no fear of anything cept the fear of inflicting pain and do- Ing wrong The moral man knows that self control is the highest virtue and that dominion over his fellow man Is the basest crime and that it has filled the earth with gloom and sorrow he knows that the love of power des troys the feeling of love and that dreams of dominion and empire can never flourish in the heart of the good and the great and because of this he never bows to the mighty nor asks the weak to bend the knee to blaIt the vocabulary of the morat man inven1tlonsand happiness of man The intelligent moral man knows that ho is a pro duct of the earth and that he must return to the earth and that he expends his time his money and his energy in beautifying and adorning it and to make it a happy home for him self and his fellow man Tho moral man does not reserve his flowers for funeral occasions but he strews them along the pathway of the living for ho knows that when life is extinct the sweetest fragrance of the sweetest flowers arouso no emotions of pleasure in the pulseless heart The moral man Is at peace with hlranelf and with all that lives and to the decalogue of the Hebrews he adds two commandments thou shaltI not unsheatn the sword and war except In self defense thou shalt not persecute thy fellow man for opin ions sake The religion of the moral man is entirely free from theology and his worship consists of devotion to the principles of love and justice for the uplifting of humanity He knows that the highest possible spirituality ia an exalted ideal of manhood and womanhood and a constant effort to reach it Tho intelligent moral man knows that the very rich and the very poor are the scum and the dregs of society and a curse to the human race and tr because of this ho exercises his best endeavors to weed out these vicious elements and replace them with the industrious the moral the virtuous and the good The intelligent moral man knows that the weak have aa many rights as the strong that children have as many rights as adults and that wo men have as many rights as men and because of this he spends his life in defending tho rights of all Ho knows that rights do not depend upon ago or sex or nationality or color The intelligent moral man know that there can be no excuse or pardon or justification for taking the life of any plant or tree or animal or man except it bo necessary to promote the happiness of the human race and because of this ho teaches and practices kindness to that lives The intelligent everythingI knows that the new world in which wo are now living ter that the old world of theology in which our fathers lived and because of this ho constantly labors to breathe chains of bondage transmitted to us from the brutal and benighted past He knows that we live in a natural world and he Is ever seeking to dissi pate the evil delusion that we aro living in a supernatural world He knows that the world was naturally produced and ho knows that all igions are the products of Evolution and because of this he treats with tho same impartial justice the Jew hammedan the Buddhist the Chris tian the Spiritualist and the Mormon for he knows that goodness and morality are not in the selfish degree de pendent upon any system of supernatural religion The intelligent moral man knows that enlightened reason is the only reliable oracle and he does good and acts right not because it has been commanded but because it brings joy and gladness to himself and his tel low man The moral man knows that his morality will bring him no applause nor pecuniary reward in the present evil state of society but his sense of duty compels him to be hon est with himself and his fellow man for he knows that In the long run others will reap the reward of his right doing The intelligent moral man bas no fear of a final judgment day because each day of his life he lives in strict accord with the Infinite and EtcrnaJ Cause The moral man is compelled by the study of phenomena constantly occurrrine around him to conclude that he can not altar or change the course of events by prayer or by the sacrifice of oxen lambs or doves b by any other device and because of this he is ever striving to enlighten his fellow men and teach them that the absolute is eternal and unchang cable The Intelligent moral man knows that the great mass of humanity are hard to raise to a higher level but he never ceases his efforts because he is certain that the universal law of Evolution will aid him in his work and finally bring all men into rela ions of peace and happiness The intelligent moral man longs to see the day when the press and the pulpit of America will teach the science of morality Instead of tho mysteries of religion and thus hasten the day when the Goddess of peace will spread her white wings over the earth and fill the world with joy and gladness The intelligent moral man wastes no time nor energy in combating a theological devil but he is constantly active in fighting the devil of greed and lust and selfishness and war which for ages have made a hell on earth and destroyed the peace and happiness of the human race The moral man knows that the fulfillment of his promises to his brother man and the discharge of his obligations to the very day is the foundation of good order and progress in society and because of this he is as faithful as the law of gravitation or the ris ing and the setting of the sun The intelligent moral man knows that no human being has any knowledge of a future state of personal existence he knows that there is no key that will fit the lock of tho future ho knows that the door is barred and locked he knows that the will has never been lifted he knows that no denizen of an invisible world has ever visited the earthly home of man and because of this he deeply deplores the exist nce of a priesthood whose only office consists In the propagation of groundless hopes and baseless fears for the Intelligent moral man is positively certain that when a dog a horse an ox or a man is cremated or decom posed In the grave that their personality is forever lost and because of this he is ever striving to impress upon hla fellow man the folly of wasting his time his money and his energy In the employment of ambassadors to plead for him In the court of another moral man seeks to drive the reJj fear of death from the earth and to teach his fellow man that living or dead ho is forever In the embrace of the Infinite and Eternal Cause The Intelligent moral man knows that out of Chose tae com tie can mos and ho knows that Evolution first produced the savage and reli gious man and that they reddenod the rivers of the earth with blood Ho also knows that millions of ages had to elapse before the moral man could bo produced in the natural order of events but Kotura having at last evolved tho moral man he con siders it his sacred duty to work with her and hasten tho day when this highest type of man will over spread the earth and fill the river of life with joy and gladness- T J BOWLES M D MuncIe Indiana THE CASE OF ELIJAH Little Perrys Sunday School teach er told her class last Sunday about the ascent of Elijah to heaven When the boy got home he desired to learn further particulars from his father concerning the event Was Elijah an awful awful awful good man he asked Yes he was a very good man The best man that ever lived One of the best I believe- If other people were as good as he was wouldnt they have to die to go to heavenI hardly tell you about that Perhaps they wouldnt Well how did he get started up Did he just give kind of a jump and keep on going- think ho merely raised his hands towards the sky and that ho then floated upward Sposing there had been a lot of telegraph wires for him to get caught tAr But they didnt have telegraph wires in those days Maybe thats why God doesnt take people to heaven that way any 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