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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 1t 1 Pf tjj p ii r 1 11 r BLUE UJRA88 BLADE ADVANOAiI VOLUME xiv NUMBER East stdf LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY AUGUST 6 E M 305 100 YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 1100 In club of five NEW subscribers t 50 cent each 250 for five Trmf100 per year In advance j feralgn subscription 160 Five new subscribers sent one year for 250 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address vise a this office giving your old as well as the new address When yt send your mbscrlption say whether y are a new or old sub salter t stidr JtLi Offl publication163 w Short S- ti Lexington Kentucky r Entered at the post office at Lexing iton Ky as Second Class Mall Mat iSf ter t Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky iFayett Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 t AN ATLAS FOR 100 The Great Northern Railway has Is sued an Atlas of pages containing uptodate maps of Iowa Wisconsin Mlnneasota North and South Dakota Montana Idaho Washington British Columbia Oregon Kansas Missouri Nebraska Wyoming Colorado Alaska Hawaii Japan Phllllplno Islands China the Unites States and of the- addition to this the Atlas con tame valuable statistical Information relative to the states named above Is printed on the very best quality of paper shows the lines of the Great r Northern Railway and Is la Jlvery 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 Traf fie Manager Great Northern Railway St Paul Minn LEWIS AND CLARK EXPOSITION i It Is a noteworthy fact that the Lewis and Clark Exposition is the t first worlds fair to be held west of it the Rocky mountains which has se cured the old of the Government And It Is also surprising what an Interest is manifested In the Exposition by the people of the East They see In the Exposition an opportunity to visit the Western country at a greatly reduced expenditure of money and not only toe the Exposition itself but view the wonder of our Western scenery and witness the great sources of the Northwest and the oji u portunltlea afforded The Great North ern Railway passenger department k has been flooded whit inquiries as the Exposition and It augurs well forI a big travel through the Northwest t this year Send us n club of five suhscrili ors for the Blncle nt 50 cents cndi We want to increase the circuln t tion of this pnpor several thoiis vnnd copies this spring Do your Upart t JOHN HAY l INFIDEL Another prominent Infidel has bur led his individuality In the mire of superstition He held certain views about the Bible and the church and was so opposed to both that he con tradlcted one and wouldnt Identify himself with jo other While not Identifying himself with the church In life he made no provision against ing identified with it after life The result was that he died and was bur Ied by a Christian minister and con sequently Christianity claims the In fliel and Free thought takes another back seat Here in Cincinnati and everywhere else it is the same Chris tan preachers powwow over Infidels and tho scarcity of public notice of Infidel funerals leads the pubic to believe that there are no Infidels or if there are when they come to die they all drop back in line This strengthens the Christian in his position at our expense and Infidels havent sense enough to see it The greatest weakness that I per ceive in the Infidel make up Is right here All during the vigorous part of their mental career they boldly ex press their freethinkIng beliefs and defy the church and then weaken and grow indifferent at the end and make no provision against some preacher coming In and giving their whole lives the lie and thus not only killing dead all influence they ever possessed and making a mockery of their Judgment but heaping contempt oh their Intellectual sincerity An In fidel thus burled Is made a spittoon of by clergy They clean himup for the grave and ever thereafter spit their vlrusatjhlm making an example PLhlee Jp3 enccis Andlutelaeclutl- weakness and Illustrating how he came to Christ at last Most Infidels think they are Just a Uttlo bit smarter and clearer Intellect ually than other people and so they are In some things But It must be confessed that most Infldes especially those of public and social promt contemptibleI sentatlon by organized superstition At the very time of all times that they shoud be strong they act like Idiots I have known some Freethink ers in life whose work and efforts commanded my highest respect Against Christianity they were loud and bold As they neared their asked them What provision have you made for your funeral Oh that dont bother mewhen I am dead Im dead and it dont matter what Is said then I suppose my wife or daughters will call some one In whom they like to say a few words Such Freehtlnkers always drops about 10000 feet In my estimation They show that they are short both In foresight and hind sight They havent the staying qualities They are indifferent to tho dishonor which may be heaped upon their mem ories when they are unable to defend themselves They exhibit a weakness that disgusts and a loose heedless Indifference that Is unpardonable They forget that eternal vigilance Is tho price of liberty even to the last breath After fighting the parson all their lives or quitting it they turn their backsides to him spread their coattails and give him the chance kick them out of existence orrendIsuch weakness It is your fun oral not your wifes Ten to one before ten months she will be looking for another man Vice versa with men This is a matter of principle of brain of reason not of sentimental are careless about this matter and accept the sit nation because it la customary and general for preachers to officiate at funerals and this Is peculiarly ae with pubic men This was Hays weakest spot If ke had been strong even unto death ke would In his dying days hays asserted the honest opinions ke had always believed He had lived out kls life He knew he was to die No other honor could come to him la this lib 0 Now was the time for him to have risen to the full height of his manhood and backed up his honest otlitHo may have fallen some in matlon of the clergy but he certainI ly knew ho would have risen tho estimation of all progressive men Well Hay Is dead and almost for gotten already He had attained to the highest rank as statesman and diplomat He had made some brll pant moves on the political chess board of nations He had served his awn time well He will bo remembered by peope of his own time and then take his placo in chronology Not having lived for the future tho future will claim him as Its own He stood In a position to Immortalize himself by asserting Individuality but he was weak and did not siezo tho opportunity His diplomacy will only have the brief life of a day but had he boldly proclaimed his thought John Hay would have been quoted for turies The fickle public which he served soon forgets but the progressive people the humanitarians of gen oration after generation pick up the namo of tho great public character who lived and spoke for the future and pass it on Tho name which deserves to live they wont let die and only the name will live in the fu ture that spoke and did something for tho future John Hay had the elements in him of a great man but he had a fatal weakness ho didnt dare He couldnt come up to the scratch He couldnt stand the final test He couldnt rise on his dead self to higher things Oc cupying an extraordinary position he couldnt still be extraordinary beyond- It His life did not lap into the fu turaV He was a Freethinker halfway apologetic timid undecisive stradding Ho wes tho personification of Be Good Ho was afraid of hurting some sensitive bigots feel Ings He was passivenegative and thcsoarealwayafatarUrfalii Still he ventured forward at times though timidly He grew up under the Influence of Abraham Lincoln He knew that Lincoln was an Infidel and no doubt had frequent conversations with him on the subject of religion and possibly acquired his first Inde pendent Ideas on the subject In his life of Lincoln he honestly tells us that Lincoln denied the Bible that in his young days he wrote a book against Christianity which Lincolns law partner Herndon burned know ing that its publication would kill Lin coins political career We are great ly Indebted to Hay for this verifica tion of Lincolns Infidelity but he should have and could have gone deeper and more positively into this matter than he did and settled It con Elusively but he was passive and weak and nonassertive Hays poetry shows what he might have been but even here too ho was weak He started out well writing along plain old fashioned lines that touched the peoples heart After he had won a namo as a poet he eschew ed verse He began to look down up on the old fashioned rhyme and soared oft In the crystalline evanescent where people took no notice of him Then he got down on poetry and quit writing altogether He got above the earth If tho poet cant re main the biggest part of the time right down among the common hearts of men he had better quit as Hay did But he wrote two poems which will live and upon which his fame must depend and all there is of merit or wonder In them is the knock In each to which he gave Christianity This It was that made both the poems and John Hay popular The poems are familiar to all One of them la entitled Jim Blud so Jim Bludeo was a river pilot on the Mississippi In a race with another boat Jims took ffre He Immediately- run her Into the beak and hollowed to the passengers that he would stand by his post and hold her nozzle agin the bank until every galoot was ashore Whew at last the passengers were all raved Jim could not make his escape ant perished la the flames Hay tells the Ury quaint and pleating verse sal side op by saying that Jim wUIt any Bagel and that he drank tad aver tome but hed take his place beside Jim at Judgment and run the risk of gettla to Heaven Jim kd seem his duty An us mid did it then An Christ aint goln to be too hard On a man who died for men The other poem is entitled Little Breecaesa nickname for a set tiers little boy with whom a team at nightfall ran away across the prairie A blizzard came along at the same time A searching party finds the wagon and the horses in a snowdrift the horses being frozen dead But no traces of Little Breeches could be found Finally at a long distance from where the horses were found they came across a sheepcoto in which Little Breeches was safe and sound The poem goes on to ask how he got there as it was plain that he couldnt have walked through the snow and storm and finally concludes that It was Angels who led him to the shelter and in respect Is the fulness of Angels Hay concludes And the helpln to find n little chlldd An bringin him to his ownIIs a durned sight better Than loafln around a throneI Christians quote this poem and call It Practical Christianity The fact IsI plain that Hay intended it as a lick at the uselessness of angels and a knock at the unpractlcabillty of Christianity Upon these two poems which Hay regretted that he had written as they took1 precedence in popular favor over othei verse he had written his name and fame will rest And what is there in them of point and uerlt that has made them so pop ula Nothing Inthe world except- th r Infidel sentiment In the first h rebukes the idea of the Christian Judgment based upon belief In Chris tlanlty and boldly declares that Jim Bludio Driver pilot gambler blgamlstl swe eland drinker life r would go to Heaven In v6second he plainly states that good in angels theyd betriaBurned sight better business savn SJIfetfiah Tioaflne around a throne In all the newspaper estimates of John Hay the final conclusion was that his fame rests upon these two Infidel poems for surely they are not Christian poemsINow if he egan came out a postlive statement of his belief giv i treatise on the poslltloInfluence that would have gone ring Ing down tho grooves of change and stamped an individuality upon the tion to rank with Paine Jefferson Franklin Lincoln Walt Whitman and Ingersoll But he didnt All such greatness was burled with him and a shadow forever cast over his Intellectual sincerity by the Chris tlan funeral ceremony A very wise man a strong man a great great man would have taken steps to prevent misrepresentation in death The preacher who officiated was Dr Hiram C Hadyn Among other things he said John Hay was not so far as know a member of any church Once In conversation with me he stated his reason It is characteristic he said My faith In Christ is implict I am a believer I am In fullest sympathy with all that the church mainly stands for but feel that to unite with It formally I should be In full accord with its methods creeds and alms and I cannot go that far This Is In keeping with that candor which Insists that a man should bo wholly what he seems If Dr Hadyns candor Is wholly what It seems do not see how he could send a man off to the Christian heaven who never thought enough of to methlIllsThese are plainly the words of I do not b netI ChrlstlIrChrist would let him to Heaven All of his life he had silently Ignored Christianity The evidence shout have been plain to Dr Hadyn it Hays statement was entirely negative and meant nothing He said am in fullest sympathy with all the church mainly stands for Hay most probably thought of the Golden Rule which the church professes to stand for and stopped there I myself can subscribe to the same Hay must be Judged by the actions of his whole life these plainly 1t show that he was an Infidelbut this Is no particular credit to Infidelity Freethought would never have come to the front by such milk and water Independence as that shown by John Hay Since he started out to be a diplomatto adopt himself to all classes I do not blame him so much for being the diplomat But when he came to die I do blame him for not publicly proclaiming his views and representing himself truly since he knew that In death some preacher woud surely misrepresent him Judg- Ing by the way preachers have lied about Paine Jefferson and Lincoln nine chances in ten what Dr has said relative to Hays implicit faith in Christ Is another clercal lie He dare not make It stronger as Hays position was generally known The greatest drawback to our cause typified in tho weakknee Infidel by John Hay If the men of talent wealth position and power who are Agnostics and Rationalists in private had the bravery and manhood- to come out publicly with their sentiments at least when death approaches we poor obscure devils bearing the whole burden would take heart and soon become a mighty er There are Freethinkers everywhere who never make themselves known They grope and grovel and sneak around as though they had stolen something when they have acquired nn idea of freedom or of independence of thought They act like a guilt culprit who Imagines that everyone who looks steadily at him devlnes his secret They carry their free thought and freespeech around with them like a thief carries a diamond There are Freethinkers and Free thinkersA friend was bragging to me the other day about John Hay being an Infidel Come off said I dont brag to me about John Hay being an Infidel He was milk and water clear through and through and didnt have enough fidel sand In his craw to digest a Rock of Ages as big as a pin head To Heaven with all such Infidels I wouldnt give the usefulness of Just one straight outright upright Freethinker who stands firm and all alone In a country village and who dies as he lived and Is burled as he has lived for an Infidel monentlty occupying a high and mighty seat of power Give me the man who is as strong in death as he Is strong In life There Is nothing more pitiable than to see the strong man weaken as he nears tho end There Is nothing more sub lime than to see a brave od ship that has weathered the storms and waves of many a year when at last it must go down go down with all Its sails spread wide to the breeze and with Its colors grandly flying J B W INGERSOLL AT THE GRAVE OF NAPOLEON A little while ago stood by the grave of the great Napoleona magnificent tomb of gilt and gold I saw him take an empire by the force of his genius saw him upon tho fright ful field of Waterloo when chance and fate combined to wreck the for tunes of that former king and I saw him at Saint Helena with his hands crossed behind him gazing out at the sad and solemn sea thought of the orphans and widows he had made of the tears that had been shed for his glory and of the only woman who had ever loved him pushed from his heart by the cruel hand of ambition and said would rather have been- a French peasant and worn wooden shoes I would rather have lived In a hut with the vines growing over the door and the grapes growing in the amorous kisses of the Autumn sun I would rather have been that poor peasant with my loving wife by my side knitting as the day died out In ihe skies with my children upon my knees and their arms about me I would rather have been that man and gone down to the tonBueless silence of the dreamless dust than to have been that Imperial Impersonation of force and murder known as Napoleon the Great Rush along your order for Dr Wll sons tome book and dont forget your subscription to the Blue Grass Dade at the same time We need the dough te pay the paper men LEXINGTON CAMPBELLITE PREACHER WHO IS CHARGED WITH FELON OUSLY GETTING 12000 About 10 years ago a Catholic did some work for me Ho was a poor man about 30 years old A few months afterward a rich man iIrto do tho certain kind of work that I had had done I told him I had never had but one man to do any work for me who took pains to do more and better than he contracted to do Tho Job that I had given him cost 100 The rich man gave him a Job worth about 5000 and from tho way ho rid that a multimillionaire gave him a Job of 50000tThat working and influential man and is making money faster than ever had not seen him for a long time until two days before write this He told mo that he had given up religion and that one of his reasons for doing so was his knowledge that a Campbelllto preacher in Lexington has feloniously gotten 12000 The man told me tho circumstances so that think that taken In connec tion with other things that know t that preacher is probably guilty of l the charge- I do not want to misrepresent anybody but if a charge of this sort Is J true It ought to be known and If Its also that preacher should not rest un der that imputation and am ready- to tell what I know about It when aKod upon to do so by any proper party My Informant is a prominent citizen A GOOD JEW 1 I write this to show that a man tAma1kaau3ntldeL as of courso all r = Jews are and be a good man too About 15 years ago I was at the beautiful home of a banker who is a cousin to my wife He was of a fine family exceedingly handsome and ho and his pretty wife and two handsome children were all In the finest health and it was so beautiful and happy a family that I felt reproached for being an Infidel He drank whisky They were all Bap tists the father having left the Camp uelllte church to Join with his wife They were all very affectionate to me and were loved by all who knew them and tho father as cashier of theIbank was getting a fine salary Soon after that he ran oft with it woman and after considerable time crss learned that he was with her InlJCalifornia He took all of his own money out of the bank and all of his wifes but no other money In about a year he wrote to his wife that his money was all gone and that he was very poor and she sent him money and he came back to her He got a position as a bookkeeper for a large distillery He forged the name of the distiller for some thousands of dollars He was put in Jail and laid there for some months Tho distiller was a Baptist and would not prosecute him and the man was saved from the itentiary by being sent to a lunatic asylum where he Is now His son had gotten a good position in a large city and had married a nice wife his employer being a Christian and tho employer was much q pleased with him but as soon as the employer found out what the young mans father had done ho dismissed the young man The young man applied to a Jew tot employment Tho Jew took him with out any hesitation and shows him every kindness and says ho will In crease his salary That Baptist mother now left without a dollar spends part of her time with that Baptist son and the other part with her Baptist preacher sonin law but she says the Jews are good people of P FAIR- NICHOLASVILLE One Fare for the Round Trip Plus 25 cents Via ci QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE ITickets on sale August 29th 30th q rlitAsk ticket agents for particulars l J ARMSTRONCON San Antonia Texas July 27 05 Dear Brother Moore I have been reading with a great deal of Interest your recent preach ments on kindness With me It Is stll a problem as to whether I should be cruel or kind or neither and was In hopes you would throw some light on a very dark questioniKindness as disinterested doing of good to others Tho kind man will thus treat friends and enemies exactly alike To lllus trate The person who subscribes to the Blade and pay for it may In one sense be said to be your friend while he who gets It does not pay for It may In a sense be said to be you tienem Now I ask myself this ques tion Would a truly kind man attempt to force the delinquent to pay up It seems to me that any argument you might make would Ue wholly t egoistic To bo kind to those who are kind to you Is certainly not kindness In the sense that you mean It The Inevitable corollary of such would be tcimeti can never be used In the way of an Investment for that would be business He who Is kind deserves nothing in return therefor Llko the perfume of flowers kindness must proceed out of him freely to all who come In contact with him Now if the flower were a conscious creature f and derived the whole peasuro of its t existence from Its own mere fragrance as a means of happiness to others ti regardless of whether it was torn j from its parent stem or picked tc pieces petal by petal I would call It a truly kind flower Brothayou so sublimely good And If you are not what does all you say about kindness amount to If you are kind because it pays then you are no better than the I Christian who is good to escape hell or gain heaven And if you are kind regardless of your own interests sim ply a fragrant flower you cannot rationally complain of any treatment you may receive from your fellow men As a kind man you can not prefer an Infidel to a Christian for that It would be preferring yourself osbine one else Why then do you say harsh things about Christians Christians are either fools or knaves and re gardless of what they arc you cannot be uncivil to them and still proclaim yourself a kind man Should a fath er be rude to an idiot son because of his idiocy Can a kind man be unkind to a knavish sen because of his knav- eryI You will Brother Moore do me a kindness to explain these matters- I would also be kindly favored to I have you tell me why you say unkind things of Moses Harman Why do you speak of him as being immoral and thus bring your influence to his jury i Who is truly the Immoral man you for being unkind to Harman or I ho for being an anarchist and free lover I ask you to tell me Are you not treating Harman as the Christians treat you In my own mind there Is nothing so Immoral as prohibition yet do not therefore say that you Broth er Moore are an immoral man causet you believe In It Both of us may be mistaken Judge not lest you bo do not like the Christian tmaxim The Injunction should be sim shouldra se Interest and Is therefore Immoral In the fragrant lower sense questionbarises Is morality possible Is It pos sible for your conduct to be wholly tdisinterested The Moral man In the i true sense of the word would be in variably kind throughout a long life even though his kindness resulted i only in pain in himself If you say it gives you pleasure to be kind you might as well say it gives you money or anything elso that satisfies self We must be kind without a reason so far aa self Is concerned For what purpose then Brother Moore do you possess reason if you aro always to exercise It In my behalf regardless of whether do the same for you Had you not as well been born a flower without brains and without feeling Indeed would It not have been Itely better to have been created How fortunate then 0 Brother Moore are the Christians whom you so much abuse In having little or no brains Think of the evil they would Inflict upon the world If they were men and women of Intelligence and genius unless Indeed through this In telligence and genius they should become kind without a reason flagrant flowers who gave out their perfume simply because thoy gave It out torI tho pleasure of others publishers at papers Blade perhaps who did not taro whether tho subscribers paid up or Brother Moore tho quality of your kindness Is not such as wl cause you to publish this letter and answer my questions without sarcasm or satire and regardless of whether I contribute to the support of the Dlade or not but this Is Just what you must do or forfeit all claims to being a man of kindness am anxious to lnow If you are not as egregiously surd In some things as any Christie can possibly be and to relieve anxlet in the mind of anyone Is certainly nn act of kindness sympatheticallyI JR shoulIbo kind have nothing to do with the final cial part of this paper Not a cent for it comes to me We should all bo kind to enemies and to those who aro cruel to us as well as to friends No man should be kind for reward but we should reward those who arc kind am not at all a model of kindness am not a very kind man butt want to bo It is possible for anybody to be sul llmely good but It Is not probable that will ever be may not succeed In becoming a kind man myself but It Is a pleasur to me to try to get others to bo so am trying to learn not to complain of unkind treatment that receive am going to try to say fewer bars things against Christians There Is no explanation that I can make ex cept my own Inconsistency and moral Harman le a freelover and an anarchist These two views are In moral and opposed to human happiness and I therefore warn other against him It is as much our dut to talk against evil and evil men as It Is to talk for good and good men Not to warn against immoral men to be unkind to others- am treating Harman Justly Som Christians and some Infidels hay treated me unjustly I hope to treat them kindly in return If In your mind thero Is nothing so immoral as prohibition think your mind is wrong and that you ideas of morals are wrong To say that we should Judge not is not good common Judgment is rational and foolish I do not object TIh being Judged want to be Judged Absolute morality Is not possible Morality Is only of degrees Nothing is absolute except mathematics- No conduct should be disinterested No man shoud do anything except to benefit himself but we can most benefit ourselves by benefiting others No kindness to another often results In pain to ourselves We should only be as kind as wo reasonably caw he It is quite possible that I canno answer all of your questions I do not always know what is right and do not always do right when know what is right Some of your language is not ceai to me It may be my misfortune- suppose am as egregiously ab surd In many things as any body car be TO WOMEN hare lately heard four women a good deal of talking Three of them were far more than ordinarily devout Christian women and one was an del They did not any of the time discuss religion that I heard They all at different times joiner in running down and disparaging the reputations of several people most of whom were women and all of whom were Christians Tho Infidel woman did less of it than any of them All of the women aro intellectual cept one of the Christian women Two of the Christian women are teachers Two are unmarried and two aro mar ried One of the women they discussed has been a member of rich and fash ionable society She is now brought to poverty and Is trying to make her living in a very humble way She Is not pretty and is not smart and her Intellectual capacity was ridiculed It would have been just an kind to ridi cule a woman because she is physical ly deformed The unfortunate young woman is not responsible for her own Imperfec ions I want every body who reads this to try to find some woman like that md bo good to her All four of those women are excellent people far above the average None of them are rich They all think too much about dress especially the tree Christian women and devoto too much time to thinking about It This Is ono of the greatest errors of Ihlch women aro guilty Fine clothes do not make any body appy but tile reverse There is not merely tho waste of money to pay for them but they make people hate those who wear them All people who want to be good and happy must dress plainly and incxpe filvely whether rich or poor The same principle is true of our eating and our homes If we have more money than is nec essary for our economical wants wo should use it to help those who have not enough and especially those who are suffering from poverty that the have not brought upon themselves All women whether rich or poor should have some profitabe and orable work to occupy them all the cannot be hppy without It The most miserable and unhappy looking women are rich women who do nothing but follow the routin of societyA woman of ordinary In tolectual capacity and df not specie ly engaging appearance started abou 15 years ago to make her fortune a book magazine and newspaper agent She put into her business Inde fatlgablo energy and is now wort 10000 in real estate that anydob can see and a certain successful Lex- Ington business man says that woo man will bo worth a million There are thousands of women who say they would go to work If the could do as that Lexington woman has but the fact is that that woman success has already been too much for her own happiness Her business Is a burden to her and she would be happier and better If she would use her money to help others and cs peclally other women who are poor A woman or man had better wor for nothing than not to work at all FOUR MEN The papers have given long and complimentary accounts of a distil gulshed lawyer and judge who has lately died He had made a splendi fortune and lived In magnificent style He was tho son of a preacher Ho had been one of the most intimate of m school boy friends but had never taken any interest in me On ono occas- Ion when it would seem that ho might have helped me simply as a personal kindness he charged me a large fe This man had been a drunkard in his young days and probably never got over It He separated from his wife Ho was a Christian Another man was a professor In Baptist theological school I alway thought him an excellent man He houEIhis church that he is a drunkard Another man who was personally a friend to me and was once a friend the Blade and a devout Christian or the Campbelllto denomination but quit my paper because I am an Infidel I have lately heard from for the first time for a long time Ho has separ ated from his wife Another man a member of one of the most distinguished families of the distinguished state in which he lives has treated me with great scorn and contempt because I am an Infidel The newspapers are now filled with accounts of his having appropriated large amounts of public money Cincinnati 0 July 24 1905 Dear Brother Moore The accompanying clipping from the Cincinnati Times Star may can forth some characteristic comment from you I do not think it will Interfere with your scheme of happiness to criticise this preacher with some severity Ho evidently is a gospel grafter he certainly Is a coarse person whose language and conduct arc entirely Inconsistent with his moral pretensions and there must bo some essentially evil quality In his charac tor to provoke such an unusual de monstratlon from the general public which as a rule Is reasonably civil toward clergymen- Of course there Is no excuse for the treatment accorded the evangelistic exhorter by the crowd If those In attendance at the meeting did not ap prove of Wllhams they should have remained away instead of coming and acting like the most brutal of hoodlums However this Incident Is of in crest as an Indication of the present attitude of the people toward the preacher A great change of opinion has recently been wrought A few ears ago every Christian charlaton who could fashion wind Into words md deliver himself of a olumo of lenselesa sound was generally consid red a holy creature whose acts were Inspired whoso person was sacred and who should be treated always with abject reverence Today even on highly respectable Walnut Hills where religion is supposed still to maintain something of its pristine prestige these mouthing mountebanks are taken for what they aro worth It is significant that this revivalist sxprcsaoa regret not for his failure to save souls but because the collec rt 2 1f IAndgospel shark an Immense satlsfactlo to reflect on supposition that certain of his irreverent auditors will sizzle In hell because they presumed to smoke in his impeccable presence Fraternally yours WALTER HURT Tho clipping Is as follows DISORDER MARS IN TENT- Stormy Time Experienced by the Drummer Evangelist at the Firs Of his Revival Meetings on Walnu HillsSays It Was the Worst Ever The Drummer Evangelist held his first tent meeting at Peebles Come Monday night and he says the peopli present Talked back at him Put dirt In his hands Laughed at his amens Smoked during the meeting Wanted to divide 53 cent collection Treated him with less respect that moonshiners did The first of the series of tent meet scheduled for Walnut Hills with lingsRev W H Williams tho drum evangelist as the speaker was according to the evangelist more akin to a riot than a religious meeting Dc daring it to be the fiercest crow he ever encountered the Rev WH items Is going to tackle It again Tues day night with what result he know not He was In the Tintes Star office Tuesday morning telling his expert ence Monday night and expressing opinion of Walnut Hills her people and the Christian Endeavor union der whose auspices tho tent meeting are being held The tent Is pitched near Peebless corner Hero Is the story of the Monday night never preached to such meetingI crowd In my life I was with more disregard In my life It Walnut Hills is all like my congrega tlon last night the missions from the slunis best move up there Tho tent was filled with children of all ages sizes and colors A policeman had to come into the tent and shake his club over the congregations head to keep many of them quiet The Christian Endeavor Union gave the meeting a letting alone Why Because I think there was no dress parade about the meeting Mr Gels and others had to keep walking about while I was talking to keep them quiet and spectful Several camo forward and shook hands with wife and I and dropped handfuls of dirt in our hands The collection was 53 cents to pay I tok 20 cents for car fare and 120 cents for soda water to cool us off So he had 13 cents for the sermon all it was worth I think Many stood out side tho tent older people I pleaded coaxed and talked to get them to como Into the tent and try to hold the crowd down but not one would come fn Many would talk back in meeting Iwhllo I was preaching While my wife was praying and I would say amen many in tho congregation would laugh as if it was a coarse Joke in a cheap show Tho children dont seem to know what an amen Is on Walnut Hills There Is no organ to help with tho singing Where are those fine singers of tho Cincinnati Christian Endeavor Union- I wish the slum people would raise- a little money so I could have a grubstake and money for car fare I would like to make a missionary out of myself for this high toned hilltop When the hat got back with the 53 cents I thanked God I had my hat back Many gathered around me and cried out Give me some give me some I did not have enough to divvy up This meeting has a smoker with it Several persons kept right on smoking whllo I was preaching They that smoke most here I think will do the most smoking over there in tho sweet bye and bye Wanted Mis sionaries and Christian workers for Walnut Hills Appy at the tent near Peebles Corner every night this week The moonshiners of the mountains of Kentucky treated mo and the service of God with more respect than did many of the congregation on Walnut Hills last night in the tentI ATLANTIC CITY EXCURSION Thursday August 10th via QUEEN AND CRESCENT ROUTE andI1B O S WRy Fourteen dollars round trip from Lexington Tickets good twelve days from date of sale Ask ticket agents Ifor particulars One fare plus 25 cents for the trip to Detroit via Queen and Crescent Route Tickets on sale August 13th and 14th good returning until August 21st Ask ticket agents for particulars IThere is something over JlOOO due us for subscription and we wish everyone who owes us would pay up so wo cm pay our debts i dj fZi 4 f BEAUTY SPOTS L MINNESOTA LAKE PARK REGION LAKE MACDONALD MONTANA LAKE CHELAN W BEAUTIFUL ASlIINGTOKIAVAIL YOURSELF OF WIIILE ON YOUR Lewis Clark Exposition i VIA THE Great Northern THE COMFORTABLE WAYIJUUt or Information RtjrwenUUr W IIGreat northern Rtilwty ItUWTRATZD LET A TEE P1 WEITHXr Pu3r Traffic Rbt BOOJeI WAS THERE SUCH MAN AS JESUS Judge Ladd Is writing in tho Truth Seeker a continued article to slim that there was no such man as Jesu frcni whom the Christian religion orl ginatcd It seems that Ingersoll was writing a lecture to that effect when ho died and Mrs Henry Is of that opinion andII Miss May L Collins was of that ion and I was of that opin am now quite satisfied that there was such a man though of course all tho miraculous part told about him in the New Testament is untrue Of course tho prophecies of the Old Testtament do not at all describe Jesus and he is not known in history and the stories about him in the N are a labyrinth of contradictions There was a Mohammed but not like the one described in the Koran and there was a Smith but not Mko tho one described In tho Mormai is a Dowle but not like the one ho professes to be Jesus was of no more prominence in his day than Dowie has lately beer and In 2000 years from now if Dowlt Is known to history at all he will ap pear as mythical as Jesus now docs to Judge Ladd and Mrs Henry The fraud that has been practices by the Christians at Bethlehem and Jerusalem to get the birthplace and tho burial pace of jesus each Into a church so as to get money for ex hibiting them is so evident that ot hose who go there comparatively ever see the birthplace and still ever see the burial place of Jesus and the birthplace and burial place claim ed to bo such In the Church of the Nativity at Bethlehem and In the Church of the Holy Sepucher In Jer usalem are so evidently not what they profess to be that a large ma jority of visitors to Bethlehem and Jerusalem strange as It may seem never see tho place where there Is quito a probability that Jesus was born or the grave made by Joseph of Arlmathea in which Jesus was put if at tho time of his crucifixion he was put in any grave at all Pilate did not want to kill him and he had influential friends who tried to save him and between tho two there Is a strong probability that Jesus was not killed at the time of his crucifix IonBut tho tomb made by Joseph of Arlmathea In tho garden outside of Jerusalem and the peculiarity of the stone which was rolled away as have described In Dog Fennel in the Orient and all at the foot of the real Mount Calvary all so strikingly correspondent with the story In the N T that I must believe there was a real man around whom was woven the story of Jesus as we have It In the N IT These alleged supernatural persons arisen in all ages and In al countries so far as history goes and If people wanted to start a story like that the Jesus of the N T it Is more to suppose they would have 10f for the foundation of such a some man who had attracted greater attention than that they would have originated a purely mythical character Princeton Ind Tribune IEAVY RAIN OUT OF CLEAR SKY Peculiar Action of the Elements IWas It for Infidel t Editors Bene Last Monday night Lexington Ky vas flooded by a downpour of rain hat lasted fifteen minutes There Is nothing peculiar In this statement but the peculiarities lies in the fact hat this downpour came from a perfectly clear anal starstudded sky Scientists are unable to account for ho phenomena As C C Moore edt tor of the Blue Grass Blade the rank Ollt Infidel paper ever published lives i t rifJ 1f C there wo would not have been surprls ed If a shower of fire had fallen but- water beats us IWe never had a rain of fire but we have had a long hard reign of water 1Dodged IwhichE Church North for tho last ten days has been stirred from center to cir cumference by the Issuance of warrants for the arrest of Rev W H RevIcharging them with disorderly duct The warrant for Rev Mr Humph prisonerIor Rev Mr Walker could bo fond Ho eluded arrost by bluffing a young officer sent to arrest him Chagrined at his failure to get his man the officer rode back to Nicholas vlllo and reported to his superiors who Immediately telephoned tcTE low for tho arrest of Walker Walker however was hot to be caught for In Lexington he left the train and went by way of Louisville to reach his home The charges against the preachers are rough handling of men and women according to the statements of Mrs C E Grow of Jessamine Sta lion who besides being roughly handled as she says was told by the preachers that she was no lady to stand in the door A young man named Johnson from High Bridge was also In the door and both say they were seized and forcibly pulled Into the tabernacle which was then overflowing The Johnson boy was somewhat Injured Quite a numoer of other citizens have been likewise treated and many women say they have had indignities heaped upon them during the last ten days r 4 Good Route to Try It traverses t territory rich inIundeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for agriculture hortculture stock rais- In mining and manufacturing And last but not least It Is The Scenic Route for Tourists The Frisco System now offers the traveling public excellent service and J fast time Between St Louts and Kansas City and points In Missouri Kansas iI Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and toe Southwest Between Kansas City and points in Tenncsse 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down with a pair of brass knucks and as soon as McNeeao could get up ho advanced upon Maree with his knife Marco drew his pistol and fired four times all of tho shots taking effect two In the hand one In the right arm and one in the breast through the heart Marco was fearfully cut and stabbed about the body in half a doz en places two of the cuts penetrating the hollow and his physician says that there is very little hope of his recov cryMcNeese was a man of some prom nonce in this community and leaves a wife and a number of children Maree who is a much younger man I also has a wife and two children The affair has created a great deal of excitement in the neighborhood INFIDEL WHO IADVOCATES LIQUOR In the Truth Seeker of July 22 un der the head Prohibition not Tem perance Parke Lewis Poindexter writes a long article favoring llqour drinking and there Is no editorial posing it Mr Poindexter quotes extensively to show that the highest civilization has been obtained among those who drink JlquorIIn answer to all this It is necessary to cite that the Russians who are now detested more than any other nation in the world are liquor fecinkers and that the Japanese now thaSJnoat honored nation in the world are not liquor drinkers Mr itolndexter sustains his post 4 p IY r q rdrinking the following passages from the Bible Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish and wine unto those that be of heavy heart Prov erbs xxxi Let him drink and forget his poverty and remember his misery no more xxxi Drink no longer water but use a little wino for thy stomachs sake and thino often f Infirmities 1 Timothy v 23 And behold joy and gladness slaying oxen 4and killing sheep eating flesh and drinking wine let us eat and drink- t for tomorrow we may die Isaiah xxII 13 The Son of Man tune eating and drinking and they say behold a man gluttonous and a wine bibber a friend of publicans and sin ners but wisdom is justified of her children Matthew x119 How then can an Infidel quote the Bible as an authority in moral mat Mr Poindexters articles occurs the following most misleading and in accurate passage Christ recognized the value of al cohol to the human race and ho did not forbid its use as did Mohammed As an example look upon the city of Constantinople today it will be found that this city Is divided into two sections one section occupied by the European element and the other occu pied by the followers of Mohammed In the former section are found the comforts and protection of the cities of Europe life and property rights are secure and alcoholic liquors are to be bought in abundance at reason abo prices In the latter section the section of the Mussulman liquor can not be bought at any price Moham med forbids its use and the laws of Mohammed are observed by his follow ers to an extent of extreme fanatic IsmIn this section poverty and degradation exceed anything that can be conceived of by us There Is no protection to life property or female virtue See Stoddards Lectures Con stantinopleI seen Constantinople pretty thoroughly and that statement has no ground in fact Tho whole of Con stantinoplo Is of course completely under the domination of the Moham medans and all the elegance and trcas urQ of that wonderful city belongs to the Mohammedans Including the now palace of the Sultan the most beauti ful building in the world and the Mos que of St Sophia one of the most beautiful of all the buildings of the world The statement about tho pov and degradation of the Moham 1erty 1l j medan part of the city where no liquor Is sold Is simply a lie or a piece of Ignorance told by some Christian missionary or someone Interested in the liquor trade The most magnificent body of sold iers ever saw were Mohammedans in Constantinople who would die before they would drink liquor or eat any hog meat- I do not remember to have seen a liquor saloon In Constantinople or any part of the city occnpled by Europeans where liquor was sold and I was shown all the prominent features of the city by the finest of guides- I have seen Mahammedans in Eu rope Asia and Africa and they are a kind quiet good peaceable people and this Is commonly accounted for by the fact that they do not uso liquor With all the crimes resulting from li quor that are continually reported in our papers I can not see why any moral man would write anything to encourage more liquor drinking and it certainly seems strange that an Infi del would quote the Bible as authority for liquor drinking Hlco Texas July 20 1905 Editor B B and Friend Hughes appreciate1itsMany good things have been said and advocated through its pages and above everything Brother Moore has evoluted to a grand moral plane show Ing the true outcome of a human life Wo must be sober honest virtuous just If we live better and happier lives than our Christian neighbors they will see the good of the Liberal world Our lives should be the guid ing compass to the world He who lives in an immoral sphere makes a blunder of his life Pure noble lives lived in the Liberal ranks will raise our cause higher and higher It is not numbers we want so much as quality Thousands who upon the streets cry out am an Infidel are unworthy that good name By an fort on the part of every Liberal to ralso the moral standard in his own community we will soon be able to open churches on a broad and intel lectual basis The scholars in the churches the practical moral philosophers the mon sense professors of the higher universities and the Liberal world will organllzatlon thought will be seen and felt everyI is too short for us to broadest cO and iffir to- HLIlivingG W HALL Louisville Ky July 24 1905 HughesINiagara Falls and Ontario Canada I met many Infidels but Niagara South Is the hot bed of Infidelity At one of my old friends there there were one evening 23 of us I had with me 13 Blades I gave away on tho train I divided them between them and when I got nIlI sent them a plenty Send me all that you can and I will pay for them They said they wouldd get up clubs and take the Blade and I am satisfied you will get several clubs from them Direct all you send to Dr Cook He Is the most prominent man in Ontario You can send back numbers having pieces from Mrs Henry Mrs Closz and about Dr Wilsons Rome tour JOHN W WALSH My Dear Mr Moore Blue Arlzonla July heartily endorse the compilation of the BIble after the style ou men beIlIeverecognized as The Book by more people than the BIble of today is and your name would be called blessed Put me down for any way and TIN maybe I will want moreC B MAR Smlthland Iowa July 25 1905 C C Moore Dear sir and brotherYour Blade is ofllatethe paper has more interesting news or that can better understand Its good writings- At any rate It is my Sunday paper Instead of the prayer book and going to muss when I was a slave to the Catholic church As a rule the Catho lies go to mass In tho Sunday morning and spend the evening in the saloons In drinking and card playng and get home lato at night- have seen the priests drunk and fighting and drinking whisky at a pic nic the profits of which were to go to the church the priest knocked down and all the women and children cry IngChairs and tables would be knocked over and not a word said about it in tho newspapers I and my wife and t t hi child were fullfledged Catholics That was tho last picnic we over attended Now we spend Sunday reading the Blade and liberal books and go boat rowing and fishing and we enjoy sportsIman and Will send for Dr Wilsons book In a few daYsDlt L S STOLL Wanchula Fla July 1905 Editor Moore Dear sirEnclosed 115 for another year The 15 cents is for ex changeI just finished the last Blade and am writing to express my ap proval of its policy and its theory of is certainly a decided change In the subject matter of the Blade as compared with when first became acquainted with it am glad the change is for the better It has always been good sensible reading but you are out Mooreing Moore Like Mr Hurt I never expect ed to see what have seen in the Blade and C C Moore the writer I believed you a good man but I thought you a fighter with a big club not a gentle kind hearted lover of race and mundane creatures I beg your pardon for misjudging you I have read the Blade for four years and two of your books Behind the Bars 31498 and Dog Fennel in the Orient and consider them superior to anything have seen on the sub jects treated of My first acqualntano with the Blado four year ago was equally as agreeable to me as your new departure is for you were then ripping up the back the crowd that had been ripping me and I enjoyed it But I havo gotten over my revenge by learning from experience that most Christians are such from hereditary enviroment and training and they onment and training and that they are as a rule honestly Ignorant of their Ignorance inconslstecy and stu pidity I had however begun to tire of the arguments against Christianity as they were a rehash of what had been said a thousand times It seems to me that all Infidels should be doing what you are doing advocating and exemplifying good and happiness Since I announced that I was an Infidel I have been trying to show to my neighbors that an Infidel is just the best that a man can be to all and to everything and that tdi do good and be happy is the Infidels religion I confess It has been a tough job and I have missed my mark a good deal of the time I find that all kinds of people take advantage of the fact that I am trying to do that No doubt you have had scores of such happen in your long experience with Christians and Infidels Experience has taught me that a mans professions In any system of ethics does not make him a good man or a happy one My experience though shorter than yours attests the truths that you are writing and advocatingto be happy by doing good to them My experience also bears out Mr Severance in the truth that the way to be happy is to get busy You are nearly 70 years old and I am only 37 and you have the vantage of me In determining what Is certain good and happiness Your recent editorials appeal to me as the nearest to what is good and will produce happiness of all that has appeared In the Bade The Blado is now doing think the kind of con structive moral teaching that Christians have blamed Infidels for not doling The Infidel work was probably up till now necessarily destructive but It seems to me that the magazines and newspapers are now doing the destructive work that Infidel periodi cals formerly did and that now Is the time for Infidel periodicals to do con structive work so as to have an an chor when superstition Is gone- believe you are right in your new departure If I may socall It and it is my hope that you may long live to vocate doing good to make people hap py and busy at doing something of use to the race or the individual Perhaps no one thing is the cause of so much unhapplnes as selhsbness Some of your correspondents have cited poverty Ignorance Idleness and poverty ignorance and idleness and yet they are unhappy uccause they are selfish Nature seems to teach that we must be selfish Our existence depends up on It lie who can take the happy mean between too low a degree of selfishness to live wholesomely and Ile voluptuously and greedldly Is he who will be as happy as mortal man can be Selfishness is the lever to progress material and perhaps social but like other qualities our nature ThisI V rti r1x r sonievery conscious act whether we rea IIze its presence or not As a people those called civilized seem to be so selfish or selfcentered Ins you call it that wo are rendering world and ourselves more unhappy all the time- Nobody any where seems to know how to stop the tide of unhappiness Jesus seems to have tried to stop it but we are all in a mess because of it Some Infidels have made most of the changes for the betterment of the race and to Infidels the race must look for any change for the better Of course in 2000 years some fool will ruin whatever good Is now instli tuted but there will be some Infidel to better things then- I wish you and yours good health and whatever of happiness you can- wrench from natures mighty grasp G W HARP INampa Idaho July 1905 200 one for the Blade weillaboutsays a man can too much ito be happy and says he can not conceive of anything more happy than a porker with a full stomach ly ing In tho shade and giving a satisfied grunt now and I believe the thenImisery oft the with others troubles to our I heard n old man say of a boy that had a job of work that the boys durned thinking about it gave him more trouble than the job did If Ii had you tilt here prospecting In the mountains could make you happy for a week anyhow W A PETER SON Upland Indiana July 24 19051 Blue GraeBlade Hurrah for Mrs Henry I send what I supposolis the price for a dozen Again th beoved Blade gets here in time for sundaY reading It is com forting i1consollng to the heathen Tho grafters of the Hebrew hocus pocus ate having a time to get out enough Spyery Sunday to make a re spectablavshowing and collect the WllThey a church here that cost 13000 Ij3y people giving to it not because v wanted their souls saved but swfcly as an ernament to the town oys built a baseball am phitheaf One Sunday there were church and 800 at the peoptelthe Some Christians law from receiving money at the gate and they received It at the amphitheater telling the people pay or not as they pleased Some Christians went free to get to testify against the boys to let them preach tliere the next Sunday and the boys did let them preach before the game began and a Methodist high pr achedlon the subject of conscience- A preacher of the Friends also preached there I M Maud Ky July 1905 Enclosed 200 ono for Blade and one for Wilsons book- I have always paid one dodllar a year for the Blade and shall never want It for fifty cents Your articles on how to do good are master pieces and am making a scrap for my four boys of the article to read when they grow Rcspcctfullyt J N SHEHAN M D Gomez Texas July 1905 Dear Bro MooreI see in the Blade of July that you propose to publish a BIble leaving all the good and leaving out all the bad of the present Bible Good just what some one ought to do and I think you are as able to do it as any one will take five COPleJIC MAXWELL aIpreacherscribed for that BIbleIAledo Texas July E 305 Editor Moore and Bro Hughesi will soon renew like the Bade It is all right a good Freethought paper and well worth a dollar a year have also read the Truth Seeker for a long time until a short time ago It Is a good educator like Dog Fennel and have read It through several timesIam about Dog Fennel like the men who bought a pair of specKS and liked them so much that he bought a pair for his horse Every time read Dog Fennel think of some one else that ought to read It and have loaned It until it lis almost worn out and I will have to buy another Putime on the list for one of Wil sons books and I will pay 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through as they call it and one young man went raving crazy at a big Methodist meeting and died in six weeks and prior to that time he was a smart young man He was about twenty years old and two years older thought It was the way religion did and did not want any In mine With great regards am Yours truly- J C MILLER Blue Grass Blade He who sows the ground with care and diligence acquires a greater stock of religious merit than he could gain by the repetition of ten thous and prayers Zendavesta tome p 224 and Precis du systemo de Zoroas ter tome Evidently you are on tho right track Charles Zoroaster is 0 K in some things- dont see any churches going out of business in Lexington think you are getting too good Mental dynamite is the thing or put Mrs Henrys Woman and the Bible Into the hands of all tho lay members of the church that can rend JOHNSON Frisco July REDUCED RATES To Scott county Colored Fair George town August 9th 10th 11th and 12th Tickets will bo sold at the rate of one fare 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orders are filled as received If your subscription is due we wish yen would please remit and save us the postage of notifying you 50cHIGH BRIDGEAND RETURN SUNDAYAUG Tickets on sale for trains No5 t or special and returning on1JNo6or special train leaving High Bridge 500 P M Ask agents for partiCUlars rr t ul l A MAN AFTERGODSc OWN HEART Silas Rockwell of Covington tucky an Illustration of the Bo Goo Idea now prevailing In this paper I would like to give a practical cxam pie have known Mr Silas Rockwell of Covington Kentucky tor many years He Is 90 years old and an Atheist He does not look to be over 75 years and is much younger appearing than many men at Ills face Is young and glowing with all the freshness and Interest of life He refuses to bo Oslefied Ho is straight quick active very neat In his apparel and altogether a fine old renUe man of the old time type He expects to live to be a hundred He Is contln uously active in Freethought work helping the cause in many ways His work is chiefly local and amonJ friends and acquaintances As a memo ber of the Covlngton library board he sees that the best Liberal works are on the shelves and calls attention to their presence Now if such a man Is not after Gods own heart why does he permit him to livelong so bless him with health and able him to continue his propaganda of Freedom of Thought Mr Rockwell Is well known to newspapers to which he occasionally tributes and Interviews with him are occasionally sought A few days ago a reporter called on him and requested that ho give him twelve short rules or principles which had been quid to his life and which had contribute as he believed to his youth and long ovlty Mr Rockwell wrote them out and they were published and give them here believing them to be a superior set of rules and prlnclpe and ranking with those of Jefferson Mr Rockwell having been a buslnes man all his life and generally well known these set of rules attracts general attention A Guide to Life by Silas Rockwell Age As a man in the arbiter of his own fortues80 he has his health and lite In his own hands to a great extent Form no habits habits are exactln Is the bane of existence Look on the right side of things De optimisticBe in your religious and poll tical views Not knowing from whence we corn nor whether we go let nature take its course = If we Were to seep a sleep that knows no waking it is better than an eternity of misery or an eternity of socalled bliss knowing that our nearest and dearest friends are eternal of our lives Is a sleep a luxury that we all enjoy One minute of sound sleep Is as a million of years and vice versa We are only a higher order of an mala We are born as they are born We die as they die Belief Is not a virtue Sincerity Live while you live as if you expected to live forever To be happy Is to be good to others as well as to yourself- I have previously stated that I believe Freethought contributes to long evity There is better equipoise to the brain With the dismissal of the fear of hell and worry over the ture life the Freethinker natural turns to thoughts of this life and the correct principles governing it He Is more optimistic He values health good honor and the Joy of helping those lower down in tho scale for ward He has higher ideas of this life To acquire all the money you can In this life and gain a palace in an eter nal existence of bliss are not bh cttlef alms in existence If the good predominates in him he will live foi this world and wish not to separate himself from the woes of humanity neither here nor hereafter His joy Is In helping others to his level This sets the blood bounding It electrl flea the brain It breaks up the Icy beams brightly for all It helps tc make heaven hero It stimulates the Joy of being good and doing good The selfish nature must grow less and less and all this brings about longe city The Christian by living abnormally ignorantly ruins his health and falls back on prayer Christian Science relics and shrines of Lourdes and to regain it the trouble with his la that he does not apply his own thought to his own betterment in this life His mind Is not free to do this He cannot i get away from prayer as a cure all Among my Liberal friends of Chi cinnati who furnish practical exam plea of the longevity derived from be- Ing and doing good and from the free exercise of thought are Silas Rockwell age 90 R D Moore r age 85 Mrs Eliza Goode ago 85 1Mrs Mary Williamson are 83 Prof r Junkerman age 70 Omar T Glenn age 75 All of these men and women are of J exceptional vitality both mentally and physically They are represent tlve people all generally known and honored by the community and their lives well Illustrate that the Lord Is on their side in this world even if he is disposed to change his mind about them hereafter It Is not only a great pleasure to me but am honored In having such valuable and agreeable old friends and like to say something about them now when they can hear it Such people stand out as an example In the community dlspro ing the clerical claim that belief In in creeds and exercise of prayer have the advantage of adding to onea health influence morals knowledge goodness and longevity over tho scep tic the doubter and the naturalist- am writing hurriedly and at do have been too busy putting on tho finishing touches of my book and with other work to think of writing for publication My eyes were in such condition all winter that could not make progress on my book and had to rest then got a little cross eyed I think look- Ing at the pictures of so many popes angels monks and tho like useful creatures while In Europe Anyho the strain was too great and hae to go slow now i I would like to see the writings ot the many able contributors who onl show themselves at long interval Why dont they contribute more en Why do not the youngsters dip In It Is good practice boys and girl There Is nothing will give more hap plncss than the gift of expressloi How many say wish could write like ths and that person You can if you try but you nevi will be able to If you dont try I member the time that I could not write a wordcouldnt even make startjust sat down and held my per and wondered what I would say I knew what I wanted to say and had the thought but Just couldnt say It The secret of a start Isdont try to be wise or scholarly or think about how you will be Judged but Just jot down your thoughts as you think them in a plain simple manner and the palner the more forcible ther will be used to write and rewrite and read and reread and if tho matte seemed too plain would think it no account and often destroy it I was thinking all the time ntyjut other peoples estimate and at the same time depreciating my own That wont do Forget other people and first be sure that you please your self and you can only do this by Ing natural Instead of profound o being paln Instead of mysterious It Is a mistake in thinking you have to make yourself Incomprehensible In order to appear wise Just start off naturally and by practice you will find your thoughts Just flowing off your pen point All you want to think about Is yourself and your subject- I have said the same thing In these columns before and now that the paper is In need of contributors say them again hoping that It will be encouragement to the young and Id None of you can be more timid than I was once and now look at my maxillary development The life of a Liberal paper depends upon variety and diversity of thought This depends upon a variety of writers People get tired of Just two or three old contributors and want to see these If you cant write about inythlng else write about Be Good There Is plenty to say about this notwithstanding Mr Moore exhausted the subject some time ago In a three quarter column He has written 0 Jood deal since but has not equalled his first effort nor added much to it But we have to keep telling people things over and over again to get them to heed and believe Just now Mr Moore has gotten a good spell on him and he wouldnt hurt any ones feelings and no more say dam than when he was a preacher and this good spell will last until something warlike will happen to arouse the old veteran slumbering in his back porch in the shade ol the sunflowers and morningglories and all at once he will hear a drumbeat and Jump out of his doze grab throughIa mad bull and go tearing as wildly down the lane to Join again the noisy march of progress But one gets tired of the warpath theIback there and set in the shade of the flowers the morning glories and the hollyhocks and doze and sleep and dream of Being Good Mr Moore has been so Infernally bad for- long that I think it will do him tad to be good for a spell If I was as bad a man as he and had led as many souls to the sulphur works too would want to take a vacation of repentance and be good and I am going to be a better man but like Mr Moore am so constituted that when once the blast of war sounds In my ears I cant help but Imitate the action of the tiger Let Mr Moore indulge his good spell Dont unchain him Ho Is entitled to a short rest- Freethought means Action Vigor Forcenor Passivity The disposition of every one to be good that is to be moral Is formed by the time ho Is We all know as much then as will ever know about the basic prln clpals of character Nine of us even follow them to the letter Tho teach- Ing of being good is kindergarten In character and belongs to youth allli tho formative period The best war is insure good conduct health respect and long life Is to free the mlntl of superstition enable it to dlvelop its natural functions and to depend upon scientific direction This means work energy sacrifice vigorous ac tlon unbending will It means per slstency to the end It means that the vigor of our prime of yours and of mine like that of Voltaire Hnecke Spencer and Victor Hugo must grand ly and gloriously continue to the last never bother whether people thin I am good or bad Of course I want the good opinion of the people and I realize that reputation is a Jewell and all that but at the same time owing to my freethought advocacy ninny Ileo pie think I am bad have no oppoi trinities to disprove it I do not know them I havent time and why should I take or waste time in trying to change their minds It would do no not making my living like the clergy by the profession of goodness With me goodness Is not a monetar consideration When a man come before the public as editor or writer or in any capacity he is not going to escape slander envy and disrepute even from among his own professed friendsIt to bother me It dont ani more The only course to pursue to conceive what is right and good and go ahead along that line and pa no heed to the growlers when cross their paths Just sweep dispositionIto misjudge Shoo fly I hab no time to bbjdei wid you Let each one havo his Idealsnot only his moral and religious but his political and social ideals for we par sot escape each other nor our dependence upon or oblgations to Ceacr other in all the many walks ofJlte Haying those ideals let each ln his town way go ahead and worl then out being careful that we donot narrow ourselves down to ono ideas Be broad and tolerant the wisdom of the world is In your or in any brain orfO I approve of being good and cato it Mr Moore is right in rills3utto be done and as said before it ways belongs to the kindergarten per Ilod We all learned that long ago timeIdes which depend upon action rather than examplewhich depend upon conflict heroism and strife rather than upon peace piety and the sinv pie I regard Mr Moore and Cassius M lay as the two greatest men Ken ucky has produced One of them oltlcally and the other religiously Jared to face the whole state on matters of justice and principle when It was a question of taking life and lib bravedIhey showed true greatness Had hey stayed at home and talked about being good they would never have been known across the township line It is the man of action that clears the ray J B W HOW TO BE HAPPY It Is possible for all people to be omparatlvely happy Irrespective of age health wealth or circumstances Happiness ly not a condition man produced by circumstances but an Intrinsic condition or presence natural to mankind Organically happy ness Is a specific vibration All the ppetitles passions emotions and sensations of the human race are imply vibrations of different orders and magnitudes all of which are pro iced by the actions of the brain The phlslcal brain deriving its actlv Ity from the force generated by the combination of food administered e circulation This force Is dlspers cd to all parts of the body according to their various requirements also to the various senses This force is equal to the demand while man lives cording to the nature of creation and tho laws of nature Our civillzo tlon and its various requirements are more or less antagonistic to the natural condition of man and tola vital J force Is utilized more rapidly than It can bo generated hence the condl tlon wo term unhappiness Natural there is no such existence any more than there is darkness Darkness is simply the absence ot light the light Is the force and what we call darkness is nothing Unhappiness Is simply the state ot being wherein happiness does not exist consequently there is nothing to overcome nothing to displace slm ply develop the force which Is happiness Some may not bo able to realize that happiness is a condition within man and not the conditions which surround him but that can bo easily alcohol Increases the clr culatlon to an abnormal extent this supplies tho brain more rapidly than ordinarily and the force accumulate A drunken man is the happiest mortal Ion earth until reaction commence Everything ho hears sees feels smells tastes says or even thinks about produces superlative happiness It was simply the presence of the dy nnnilc force In the brain When he begins to sober the force Is exhausted his system Is disordered and does not even generate tho ordinary amount The sane circumstances surround him but he is miserable everything disgusts and he orten wishes death would relievo him of his absence of happiness All this Is only an Inner condition of man The only effect the alcohol had on his mental intoxication was to Increase the supply of the force which is hap more example Any person can observe that they may be happy one day In a certain condition of health certain circumstances conditions ond Influences The next day unhappy ond everything the same You may try to think what can make you so happy but can not assign any reason nothing has changed Yes you have your force has ex haustedIt the nature of man to derive pleasure from the use of his various senses and he will as long as he has sufficient dynamistic force for their proper operation- A man can not enjoy eating who has a weak stomach- A happy person is like a perfect tuned piano no matter where you touch him it produces harmony or happiness But the piano keys are constructed to withstand only certain trdices according to the nature ot the instrument If you strike It greater than Its capacity you will destroy Its harmonious arrangement and produce discord or unhappiness Our present civilization and manner Ivlng is a continuous abuse of the mean keyboard mentally physically and morally But the piano can be retuned and so can the human being provided the component parts are not ictually destroyed The human mind Is very similar tc a piano It is simply an arrangement jf matter which when touched by outside influence responds by produc- Ing various vibrations These vibra ions are all the various emotions sensations and conditions of human 3Istence The invisible fingers which touch he keyboard arc thoughts or rather certain orbital organisms of dynamic orce which exists and operates in the universal ether which affects the brain synchroulously and the vlbra Jon thereby resulting Is human thought man is happy or not as the result of a specific vibration and various thoughts produce various vibrations our thoughts arc sequential with happiness While happy every changing thought produces happiness until we entertain a negative poar vibration or thought then we becomo unhappy It is tho nature of tho brain to entertain a thought so long then react or relax The average duration Is estimated at forty seconds but by scientific training It can be prolonged can now retain a thought concen ration or exclude all thoughts Pas Ivatlon for thirty minutes and have thus become my mental master and can entertain or exclude thoughts at will Thoughts may be arranged In two great classes Positive dynamic goodor negative polar or bad The former strengthens enables and hap ilfles The latter weakens incrlmi iatcs and distresses All matter and force In the unl verse seeks an affinity The Honey ieo seeks the pure beautiful and sweet flowers from which to make Its honey because of the affinity The Tumble bug seeks other 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Street CINCINNATI O and faithfully perform the Bipolar or alternating mental exercise can subjugate the mind and develop a condi tlon of happiness which will prove superior In some degree at least to all the vlcisdtudea of this world Select some hour during the early morning retire to a quiet room or place If quietude Is impossible stop the ears wltk cotton Close your eyes relax the muscular system sit comfortably select some pleasant mor al thought and try to retain It exclud ing all others Your mind will fall many times but recover the thought as quickly as possible and resume Continue the exercise as perfectly as you can for thirty minutes This Is Concentration and developes great dynamic brain power Seect an even Ing hour and the same conditions try to exclude all thoughts make your mind a perfect blank for thirty min utes You will fall to some extent but try again This Is Passivity and establishes perfect polarity of the brain Repeat these exercises in tho same order dally at the same hours Do not be discouraged If you cannot control your mind well or think the accomplishment Impossible but per severe and practice will render you practically perfect A few weeks or months will show great Improvement Three years will produce a complete walk until after repeated failures and much practice yet It Is nature to walk You can soon realize you are gaining control of your brain and that there Is a wonderfu power In your brain which you never realized or thought to trol or direct If the practice causes your head or entire body to jerk and ilver do not try to prevent it it is simply the ef fect of the powerful dynamic vlbra than you are developing and Is benefl clal to the system A short conciseI thought is easier to practice After a person has gained some proficiency in Passivity he can rea much concerning the forces and Influences which affect the brain and intelligence of man and how these forces operate We cannot realize this knowledge la our ordinary menI tal development because we have not sufficient mental control but when aIman can render his mind a blank a conscious state ke can realize the forces which surround It the same as the body can heat orcold and by ad flitting them one at a time analyze end understand their nature and modus operandi- If the body was always exposed to heat we could act completely what heat is realizeI We must first clear tke ler it strong enough to he A b Pleasure We Sell and Rent The tar cannot ANNUAL Personally Conduc- tedNIAGARA JFAltf EXCURSION V Via GREAT CENTRAL Formerly D In Connection with the WABASH It SATURDAYAUCUST5 The Round Trip Rate will be 7M from Cincinnati If desired tickets are gel la eith er or both directions ketweea Detroit and Buffalo en D k 1 Eleanor Side TrIps te TORONTO THOUSAND ISLANDS MONTREAL AND QUEBEw The month of August la the beat month la the year t visit Niagara Falls 10 says all guide koeka Ar range your vacation aoeordiacly rid take this Fer pamphlet containing rate Lime of trains etc call ea aay ticket agent of tko Great Central acute or ddroM D 6 HOWARDS P T M Cincinnati O lent to utilize forces instead of orces utilizing it before wo can com irehcml tho greatest marvels of ture human intelligence and the In luenco of mind over matter Tho Dipolar system Is as Infallible to develop brain power as sawing wood to develop muscle Proper hab- Its end conditions assist both This Is a great and intricate subject to even outline In this brief manner hut have tried to convey tho prln cple of human happiness and the means of obtaining It and If any jrt lin system they will thereby bcncflttcd and the happiness re tilting will gratify Your SHOT SHORTIE Lahonia Okla Work on Dr Wiliona Rome book Is going ahead In good shape and will probably be ready for those wJioIhaTe subscribed in the next three erfour weeks If you want It send your order either with the money enZJrlthout If you havent cot it at tlsotrue The Doctor Is at his but la his book and those who fall to 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