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Digital page images are linked to the text file. r ye r 1 kl4 fly ijir ifrBLADEIN ADVANCE fast lletlio j t i VOLUME XIV NUMBER 22 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUND Y AUGUST 20E M 305 100 YEAS J TERMS OF THE GLADE fc Issue for one year 100 JirI1 clubs of five NEW subscribers jit 59 cents each 250 for five l t Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 X Five new subscribers sent one year 4 rfor 260 Orders Drafts and i Make all Money X Express Orders payable to the Elue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad Ai1 ivjse this office giving your old ai jW well as the new address When you send your pubscrlptlon say whether u are a new or old sub 4L 4 llcationt163 W Short St ton Kentucky sk Entered at the post office at Lexlng jton Ky as Second Class Malt Mat terr 1 Address all communications to BLUE L f GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone01- 9E Cumberland Telephone 307 tAN ATLAS FOR 100 Northern Railway has Is Jwsued an Atlas of pages containing up todate mops of Iowa Wisconsin Mlnneasota North and South Dakota Montana Idaho Washington British Columbia Oregon Kansas Missouri Nebraska Wyoming Colorado Alaska Hawaii Japan Phljliplna Islands China the United States and of the world In addition to this the Atlas con rains valuable statistical Information relative to the states named above lI printed on the very best quality of 0 paper shows the lines of the Great Northern Railway and Is in every J way a commendable work fThIS Atlas will be distributed at the cost of production and will be sent tp any address upor receipt of Jl t Address F I WHITNEY Pass Traf fin Manager Great Northern Railway- StT Paul Minn o LEWIS AND CLARK EXPOSITION W v It is a noteworthy fact that the Lewis and Clark Exposition is the rfirst worlds fair to be held west of tt1the Rocky mountains which has ae cured the aid of the Government I And it Is also surprising what an interest is manifested in the Exposl Theyjsee In an itst visit the Western country at a greatly reduced expenditure of money and not only see the Exposition Itself but view the wonders of our Western- t and witness the great re 1sources of the Northwest and the op 1f portunltlei afforded The Great North l ern Railway passenger department ias been flooded with Inquiries as to the Exposition cad it augurs well for abig travel through the Northwest ifhis year Send us a club of five subscrih ers for the Blade at 50 cents each We want to increase the circula tion of this paper several thous lcopies this spring Do your part t l tl y S IIK err WALTER HURT WRITESOFJOHN HAY In his article on John lay In the Blado for August Cth Dr Wilson gave a correct account of Hays attitude toward the church but in my opinion ho failed to draw the proper philosophic conclusion therefrom even as he failed to some extent to estimate ac curately the mans character and abli Ity Yr In the days when I was acfvoung reporter on the Cleveland Plaid Dealer I was brought Intoirathor close con tact with John Hay upon the occa alone of his infrequentvisits to tjte Forest City and so came to know something of the man Also my pro fessional duties caused me sometimes to meet members of tho allied family of Mather and to see much of the Rev Hiram C Haydn who delivered the Hay funeral address It is neces sary to know something of these others to understand fully Hays posi tion in the premises- At the time of Ills imarriago to the daughter of Amasa Stone then presi dent of the Lake Shijro railroad and who committed suicide because of the haunting horror of the Astabula wreck he was a young man of some attainment brilliant promise and Blondor Income It issald old Stone gave him 3000000 tof Induce him to marry the daughter there being no other apparent Inducement Also Stone had built and pres nted to the bridal pair a magnificent tmanslon next to his own residence on Euclid av whto 3ioY S edand no c pled whenever hevisited C eve land until his death No greater misfortune than this ala liance with opulence could have fallen Hay Thence forward ho was a sybarite and served largely to lose that intellectual Initiative and viril ity which had fairly bespoken a meas ure of real literary greatness He affected a contempt for those quali ties that had made him conspicuous Ho surrendered Independence of thought and action for a fuller enjoyment of the fleshpots In the house of Stone Amasa Stone s other daughter mar nod Samuel Mather the most promin ent member of a family of million aires who have little beside their wealth to commend them but who are noted for their munificent and os tentlous gifts to religious institutions and mismanaged and inutile public charities They are of course leaders of the local snobocracy and very f devout Christians A man of Hays character and inclinations could not treasonably be expected to antagonize and associations to his own discomfort and perhaps last ing disadvantage Hiram C Haydn is pastor of the Old Stone Church the most exclusive Presbyterian congregation of Cleveland which is largely supported by the contributions of the Mathers Haydn Is to my mind the most pro pounced and hopeless hypocrite I ever met among the clergy in all my tended experiences as a newspaperman He habitually speaks with a whine that would make a cub wolf want to take a course in voice culture Ho is cordially detested by every reporter In Cleveland As an instance of his extreme godliness I am re minded of an altercation I once had with Haydn Jn which concluded my remarks as follows Dr Haydn I would like you to In form me not for publication but merely for my personal Information why a reporter can not be accorded the same degree of courtesy and con theiThis so stirred Haydns Christian Impulses that he threatened to use his influence to deprive me of my posi tion upon which the support of my family depended I mentioned the matter to my city editor who said If Haydn or any other preacher doesnt treat you right give him h Since then when I have my self been on the city editors desk Ivo followed this example In instruct 0 j j tt jj r7 mt iF J t ing my reporters how to deal with I know of John Hay I consider it quite probable that ho made the remark attributed to him by Dr Haydn and discredited by Dr Wilson but from what I know Haydn I do not believe it merely beI causo Haydn says It Is sorWhy should we cause he was not active as an Infidel We can not reasonably expect Infidel to be a propagandist any more than the church expects every Christian to be a preacher Hundreds of Infidels who have much less to lose than ha John Hay are nonaggressive We cannot expect all Infidels to sacrifice their personal Interests on the altar of the cause any more than it was ex pected that all early Christians should bo martyrs Had all the pioneer devo ttSeVtoJthe doctrines of the Nazarene 1111tetesHay was not of the stuff of which martyrs are made He was a utilitar ian and keenly alive to selfinterests He never opposed his opinions to his interests as has Charles C Moore Dr Wilson and many others In other words he was not constitutionally a moral hero Shall we blame him for this I think not Man Is as nature has made him and in his hasty pas sage through life he has not much chance greatly to alter his character- If Hay showed weakness regarding his antireligious convictions such an attitude was only consistent I lieve It never has been claimed for him that he was a strong man He was intellectual brilliant erudite cul tured perhaps the most polished man ever identified with our diplomat ic service not excepting James Buch anan His social graces were preeminent He was essentially a man of the world and therefore worldly He was truly a ffliifi o affMrs But statesman ho was a poll t well lubricated knee Jolts knetWjtg always to circumstance and bowing invariably to personal advantage That in the end hewas an international politician otherwise diplomat makes nothing of difference He was not above donning knee breeches and a toy sword and playing flirakey before the British thronethe first American citizen to do such a thing He loved luxury he esteemed ease therefore he believed in passing through life with the least possible friction He was not a fighter but a conciliator Ho was not strong he was only adroit In a word ho was a diplomat and surely an accomplish ed ono Strength Is needed In suc cessful executive statesmanship but it is not an Indispensable requirement for international diplomacy Neither Is diplomacy compatible with the fear less propaganda of Froethought Hay was largely a creature of cir cumstance and environment His slippered feet knew little of the rough places in lifes great roadway The rugosities Fate failed to smoothe for him he had the care to avoid sequently ho lacked the rugged char acter and robust courage necessary to the reformer He made conces sions to the logical requirements of his associates Neither social success nor political preferment is the customary reward for outspoken Infidellsm When asked by a friend who was in specting his library what a certain book by Voltaire had cost him lager soil replied that it had cost him the governorship of Illinois Hay more discreet If less admirable made no corresponding sacrifice His family affiliations were all actively and con spicuously identified with the church Ho declined to beCome a discord in this universal harmony He could find no comfort or compensation In being a disturbing element In his placid social world Ho was both adoptablo and complaisant you see Ho was only negatively an Infidel but let us generously accord him credit for making no undue pretensions in the other direction It Is better to be negatively honest than to be a posl live hypocrite It Is unjust to expect as much of John Hay as we expect a man who has struggled and grown strong who has fought hard circumstance and conquered He did not make his mon ey by personal effort as did hardhead ed Carnegie He was merely a mil lionaireN by marriage simply a sue coaafuj soninlaw He was like the V X 1i i iPTir i1Wt r J Jo who explained that both his pro ertand hIs religion were In wife name And should Hay be critlclsei for ometttlug which Lincoln the mss tor 4t whose feet he sat did withou cons condemnation Lincoln aftrcampjaignji for the presidency he have been elected to that office and none know this better than did Lincoln himself Lincoln al though tStateaman was a most as tute Politician Policy dominated his adnilflljratlon The emancipation prod was not a matter of moral coyaideratlon but merely ur act of po11t1cal expediency It is not preba le hat his law partner burned Lincoltajbpok attacking Christianity wttholds consent 1twhethInfldelljb a confessed Christian He Is de knd his Influence Is burledI with Wtbones Whatever tude tK influence could not long surI vivo 4a Personal example Is not now Mpowerful as in the pioneer or intellectual liberty The day ofpermanence of individual Influen past Forces act and re act In sordanco with laws immuta ble an inexorable Freethought Is now nant and It Is growing and SDreadl irreslstably as Christianity did tro natural Impulsion Free thoughtfc whelming the world just oasureWgs the tide of the sea creeps up the Wds Christy found its birth in and was fed by humanitys primitive desire a medium for au emotional expreaof the religious Impulse Rht was born from mans longing liberty Th Tyof Freethought is alreadyi vislbit oiJWJJT SJV DUAL NATURE S Ella Wheeler WIlcox You sayAA iat your nature Is double thallteS- eems more and more Intrlcato cc plex land dual Because In your bosom there wages th strife Twixt in angel of light and a boast th is cruel An ange who whispers your spirit has wi gs And a east who would chain you to tei pbral things listenthMnterest to all you have toivAnd nletme give you my view frtroubleYou not pitied I hbl That e crystrong nature Is always ma double The beas has his purpose he need not be laid He she ildjiorve the good angel In har lesS and chain Tho body jthat never knows carnal del s ii f The he rtithat to passion Is always- a s ranger Is morel afurnaco with unlighted fire i It Bcndl forth no warmth while It threatens no danger But who wants to shiver In cold safety thl nfl M Touch lams to the fuel then watch itjth care Tiidsc mil fierce emotions that trou bHyour soul Are Hrks from the great source oHasslon and power Throne aeon above them and give iHmtrol And la Into blessing this danger dower fly hg ngs unguided destruction Is ed hut ined and directed they glad the world All rs for Mrs Henrys pamphlet on omen and the Bible must be se lrect to Mrs Josephine K HenrjBersallles Ky Mrs Henry had t Hilade to publish this pamph let feeler and paid us for It and we h nothing to do with the sale of thcl So dont forget this and der h Bftof direct from Mrs Henry d Pie up your subscription as the EjHlc In need of funds CHINESE EXCLUSION Our unjust treatment of the Chinese Is a matter that should deeply interest every humanitarian and not only that but every man who appreciates the material welfare of this country In this country literally the harvest Is great and the laborers are few and millions of dollars worth of grain are frequently lost in this country because we have not the laborers to save It after It has been produced China Is so over populated that her people are suffering for work to do This country Is so underpopulated that It Is suffering for the want of workmen and yet the president of the United States preaches a sermon like a regu preacher in which his purpose is lIar to make people better and and he does this right after having made promises of Chinese ex elusion that are not only opposed to principles of humanity but are op posed to our special treaties with China and opposed to the very funda mental principle of this government which declared this country the home of the oppressed of all nations Financially regarded this treatment of the Chinese is opposed to the policy and polity of the government In our large cities there are thous lands of men who are all the time clamoring for labor but they want easy labor and short hours and are always discontented with the wages the amount of which Is determined by supply and demand as all other things are and then they want to be where they tan sit in saloons and waste their money and make inflamatory speeches J nst t lawsort lsadsndcoaz1WtIfiUUI grow onness This certainly Is not true of all laborers but It is true of a verjj large class who are laborers In nam and whose only employment Is to make honest laborers dlcontented with their wages Any man who knows anything of the principles of political economy knows that labor can never stay in the market for less than it is worth just as wheat or iron or any other product or commodity cannot do this because the cupidity of capitalists If there were no other motive will make them bid against each other for this labor just as they do for anything else that is being offered for less than its value So that It Is a practical financial Impossibility that labor can ever for any considerable length of time be offered for less than it is worth The real friend of the lab oring man who now lives in a congested city will advise him to go to the country and find work on a farm In a city he gets more In dollars and cents and has to spend it all in his liv ping and in paying for the newspapers and speeches of labor agitators who do no work iIn the country he gets less In dol lars and cents but ho gets beside his money his house and provisions and fuel and all generally more health ful than he gets in the city In farm ing now such Is the perfection machinery that there Is hardly any such thing as hard work As I write this at 730 a m two negro plowmen pass in sight of my window to work having had In greatest abundance just what my family eats for breakfast Each one plows two furrows at once and drives four horses and sits on a spring scat to do It and they enjoy seeing the disks turn over the soil fully as much as a rich man enjoys running over and killing somebody with an automobile and the plowman gets paid for his ride while the automoblllst pays for his We have here millions of square miles of fine land that are lying idle for the want of laborers and even In the Blue Grass district of Kentucky there are not half as many farm laborers as are needed and yet wo have the phenom enon of a government refusing the labor of the most competent laborers In the world against whom tho only charge Is that they labor for too little ruined by Chinese cheap labor and that they live economically and save their money and send It home to their old parents that being a prom- Inent IdO In their heathen religion Instead of wasting it in drunkenness teachenI frrrIfl1J tfi 1 and the very same people who do this are proud to swap their millions of dollars of American money for the titles of European paupers who knows nothing and do nothing but live the lives of libertines and roues and all this in a country the constitution of which forbids titles These are not t fairy tales My niece and her husband and family now in England have late ily visited Blenheim the home of the i Duke of Suthland kept up by the Ji money of Miss Price at Frankfort near Lexington her kin people In Lex ington being only the ordinary run of 1the people of this country Our people complain of the Chicago strikes be i cause the strikers want too much mon ey for their labor and then complain tof the Chinaman because he works too t cheap and complain that the China 1 man sends his hard earned savings a mere pittance to his old parents while they are willing to send out of this country millions to support theIworthless snobbery of Europe and to give their pretty young women to the embraces of the English royalties far worse than the untrue missionary stories that wo old people v ere taught in our childhood abcut lio the Cir casslons and Georgian used to sell thil daughters- I have been in those countries andmfound that those stories never were true but even If they had been true twty those heathen fathers sold their daughters for money and got It while t the American father sells his daughter for a mere name and pays some old libertine to marry her No true hu as manitarian can be the less a friend to the Chinaman because he lives across the ocean from us and because hisiskin is not the color of ours Paine ono of the greatest of all humanitarians and one of the found ers of this government said the world Is my country Whenever any man or animal Is found saDl r rr J th dtpIstent people breathe the breath of life than those who claim to admire Paine j and think that doing good a thing I that any body can do is too small atmatter to engage their Interest It isr rAfiswho Is cruel to a horse or cow or dogaor cat will be mean to his wife and children and neighbors Let every man woman and child who is a friend to me be a friend to t the Chinaman and to all who needysympathy FEW PROPHEeJESrTHAT CAME TRUE L irDr Holland editor of Scrlbncrs Monthly Magazine for January 18791 v said in an article entitled Religion In These Days Scclety is staggerS r combed with Infidelity men In their pulpits with their burden oftdifficulties and doubts the theologi cal seminaries have become shaky places and faith has taken Its flight from an uncounted number of souls t In the Atlantic Monthly for December 1879 Prof GoldwindSmith made tho significant remark A collapse of religious belief of the f most complete and tremendous apparently now at hand and he fur i ther said that Spiritualism is to take its place Dr Oliver Wendell Holmes writing for the North American Review in January 1881 in an article entitled The Pew and the Pulpit says Puttsunny of Its the churches professed creeds Imperatively demand revision 1stand the pews which call for it must be listened to or the preacher willJfind himself speaking to a congrega tion of bodiless echoesfTo which tho Chicago Tribune ofzJanuary 23 same year 1881 adds All other professions keep even pace with tlve march of the world It is time for the pulpit to fall into line and exert Its tremendous Influence there for it is not as It was once thetleader All these wero men of science and In the march of time and the progress of events what they wrote twenty five years ago prove true today WANTEDDoctor Wilson would like to have an issue of the Blade of December 12th 1904 Will somei one please send him a copy Address to 206 East Fourth Street Cincinnati jtl Ohio tv i1ii ll r 1i ARMSTRONG TOLSTOY HARMAN MOORE l San Antonia Texas August 9051 Dear Brother Moore On account of anything I may say In behalf of Moses Harman would not have you think I am an anarchist or freelover I do not believe In gov ernment of kind nor do believe Iimelieve In astrology or necromancy Believing everything that Moses Harman believes concerning marriage and government and exactly for the same reasons still differ from him even more than you do Brother Moore If you and Harman ore sincere ft Brother Moore and I believe you are in fact I class you and him with Tol stoy and all three of you with such men as Eplctetus and Marcus Aure llue rare good souls from whom I would as soon expect a truly iact as find the fangs of a serpant in the mouth of a doveIf you and Har man I say are sincere you both be hove the world can be made better each according to his own Ideals of what men should think and do or not think and not do Youbelieve In the possibility of the ultimate triumph of human happiness over hu man unhappiness a condition which is to result from the promulgation of certain ethical precepts and prim ciples As for yourself you believe that if Prohibition and Infidelity prevailed universally the sum total of human disaster and misery would be really lessened and what Prohibition and Infidelity are to you Anarchy and Freelove are to Harman As for my part I am as firmly convinced of the conservation of psychical energy as am of the conservation of physical energy believe in the persistence f of force the nature and quantity of Iwhich whether we designate it as mechanical chemical or psychical t can never undergo the slightest ht essence of Charles C Moore mett C ligence and education and for that t reason has undergone no change In your progress from Christianity to Atheism You are the same good man you always wersad yo becoming nly made saki heasierfor you to give e n your Isposltion A vicious man wit your intelligence would have re malnded in the church because It would have been more profitable him to have done so IPhilosophy will always enable good men to act better but it can not make a bad man good Philosophy to the moral man is a lever to the physical mant adds to his powers without Increasing his strength Religion will always prevent a bad man from being worse so long as he ls Ignor ant enough to remain religious and for this reason I think it unwise to preach atheism promiscuously If w could separate the good from the bad the kind from the cruel it would b well to make atheism anarchists and freelovers of the former and devout Christians governmentallsts and monogamists of the latter For the doves and the lambs of the huma- species Atheism is Indeed an Ideal but for the wolves and hyenas I can conceive of nothing better than the old fashioned Orthodox hell which should cast forever in their malicious hearts the lurid glare of a perpet ual fear There are two kinds of good peopl- and two kinds of bad people good and bad ignorant people and good and bad wise people You were not imprisoned by either the good ignor ant or the good wise but your liberty and life were sought by the malice and cruelty of the vicious ignorant and the vicious wise whoso envy or hatred you aroused As with you so with Harman When you attack the church you threaten famine to a powerful horde of bloodsucking parasites When Harman attacks the State he does the same They im prison you and would burn you at 1 the stake if they dared Do you pect the jackal and the cobra to act contrary to their natures You seem to think It you could only make atheists of the people who persecute you they would cease to persecute you Stated in the abstract you seem to think that by making a i change In the phenomenal manifesta 1tfon of being there will come a change In its transcendent reality That is work a change In a man In tellectually and you will work a change In him morally Make an atheist of him and you will make him humane Nothing seems farther from the truth to me than this I think the kind man Is so for tae same reason that some flowers are fragrant do not bellevp you could be really mean Brother Moore if you tried to nd the best evidence of this is that i l i1fri J i I Iou are going to try to say fewer things against Christians I do not think you should club the mentally weak any more than the physl cally weak and along with Christians would suggest that you adopt a Icy of kindness toward the uncurls lien people with intelligence enough understand Evolution by refusing Ito familiarize them with its terribly iconoclastic realism And In conclusion I wonder Brother Moore It you will ever become kind enough to tell a deliberate lie act and live a deliberate lie It such a lie would result it the making of others less miserable If some good old man or woman whose life had been darkened and blasted through many weary years by the Indifference of Nature and the In humanity of man found a surcease ol sorrow In the hope of n happy here after would you if you could oh Brother Moore dispel the soothing delusion yourssJAS JR You say that you are not an anar chist and freelover but your explana lion shows that you are It is absurd to put government and institutional marriage In a list with astrology and necromancy The first two have been recognized by the good and wise of all ages and the latter two by the good and wise of no ago Ills impos sible that you can believe everything that Harmon does and differ with him more than I do when dont believe anything as he does The matt with whom you compare Harmon and me are among the very greatest In history Harman and are thor oughly commonplace but are as per featly antipodal as two men could be have as little admiration for him as any man I ever saw I do not lIeve he would under any ordinary circumstances murder or stealcer tainly no sooner than wouldbut upon the subject of the sexual rela lion and of government ho is a moral degenerate I do not think he cares specially about government but he is a sex maniac and he wants no law or government simply that men and men may live like animals Fortun ately he has no genius and no magne ism and is old and ugly else he might do much harm- I think it possible that he Is sin cere that Is as sincere as any other tetbodist preacher who is daft on the of women aa preachers anA Jiy Metno Bt jprwciii quently arebut the patients at a lunatic asylum are generally sincere too So far from my being a good man beenrable to restrain myself from killing men and yet my paper la full of al teachings while Harmans is full of immoral teaching I believe that a destruction of the liquor traffic would be an inestimable blessing and I believe that If all people were In fldels it would remove one great source of unhapplness Christian otry and tyrannybUt there are other evils than drunkenness and all Infi thatemen and women are principally what themeand therefore Rev Pentecost may believe that stealing is right as he says and Rev Harmon may believe that anarchy and freelove are right meantntag of res adjudlca Nothing can be made so plain that somebody will not deny it so that we have to recognize what Is called the consensus of the menelike Pentecost and Harmon- I have read a good deal about the hadethe energy or force to understand them and when you call me an atom ic Immutability I think you are only quarther by calling her an Isoscelas paral leloplpedpn I can tell that you do not mean any harm by such language to mo from the kind things you say about me that can understand Tis die tance lends enchantment to the view Looking at me all the way from Texas seems to give you so good an opinion of me that it seems a pity to disillu sion you as I fear shorter range would probably do in your case though people generally who see me tell me that I am not as black as I am painted I have a copy of Eplctetus that my wife gave me some years ago for a Christmas present and it Is hard to believe that any man could have writ ten so beautifully and not have been a good man and It would distress me to find out that Marcus Aurelius was not as good as I have long thought he was but one of my younthful admir ations was Martin F Tupper the au thor of Proverbial Philosophy and was greatly distressed when a lady who crossed the ocean with him told me he was vain and selfconceited I have seen In my own little checkered career that the reputations of men for good or evil are almost mat ters of accident and I often think a tHt un 1 t il l br what would be the surprise me people who regard me as u4If eexistenceagainst me they could see and war mo at my home But for all that It Is true fryoung Brother that would have the reputation like Al Adhem of being simply a good than to have all the honor of R velt and all the money of Rocket But after all Ills all a kind of v in me I want to live long enoug to make an instrument of human goo d and happiness that people who see t for the first time will wonder ever I could have been put In Jails d the penitentiary havealmost lean ed how to forgive Christians Th y are the victims of the accumulat superstition of the ages had when think thatth edistortedn e behovethat they are not much worse an e they are hattheyman in endless hell because theInot believe an unreasonable ory hrwouldespecially a as do when their whole r rreducationunreasonable things Is more dlrtv alsManyI have men and women frienwh o are Christians and who are gepeo pie and they are afraid to ra0 tor InftdelSeburned td b tellthemthe idea has been drummed lift the m Uonsthatafraid to risk it They are UkMad notbelieveo eoplinvo the Holy Ghost but who wil tfelt theHolyprinted with a small g theyhvo n dcanItve yearsagobecause I though any ref them t V4 laughed at almost any sl YIg tn 8hOS1lprinted And this same g or GIjRJBe lowercase or upper case of printer has its solemnizing lnfltB over men Printed with a smtagodis a thing to be laughed at ed with a large a Gods to be worshipped thingI Intellectually in religion very few grown ups they lie near ly all kids and tots The pea who are giving me trouble are not In much the Christians who are peas y honest to their Ignorance as tIo peo pIe who profess to know beler and have all the moral depravity jaat the Christians can have I do not so much care abo Moses Harmon and ignorant old preacher who advocates free thodJstI anarchy because he does noi to be on Infidel and his pa not indicate that he is an Inn lei But what Is doing the harm to dvanced thought in religious matte iamong the masses of the people wt cannot or do not read the best mag zinc lit erature is a man like Eugerii Macdon aid who professing to be n infidel and the editor of an Infidel per supports a man like a preacher like pen te tlon that stealing Harmonlnd an archy are all right Eugene Macdonald ging totiacco no 801clallism Freelove and Anarchy Ju anything else that is Immforai and degrading and Impure and UBJUM and demoralizing by which he An make money There are two kind ofi Infi dels that are Just as separatar tinct as the most radical r lsts and the most radical infidelofthese varieties of Infidels leonly ono that the Christians know pt or rletytheyally Ignorant people and alw pee adonotThey are whisky drinkers acre smokers race horse lovers fr vera and anarchists and one pa like Macdonalds Truth Seeker t cry name of which is liecan ore damage to the fair Investigate the Christian religion than igious newspapers in Amel eo pie do not care for argum nd Gtrk r j lit t l htf i i about ono in twenty can appreciate an argument but almost any body knows right and wrong All the roll glonlsts have to do then Is to pickup an Infidel paper like the Truth Seeker of August and see that that pa per the largest Infidel publication InI America stands for and spells spirit uallsm socialism freelove anarchy and plain stealing and is supporting a degenerate vicious preacher named Hugh O Pentecost a man who IsI smart enough to keep out of the Itentlary himself hut teaches things that send others to the penitentiary sift gallows What you say about me Is certainly flattering and seems intended In kind ness but with all my Imperfections glaring as they are It Is injustice to yourself as well as mo to mix me with a man like Harmon who baosU that his daughter is a mother without having been married when anybody who knows about me knows that I am a decent man and living with my wife and family as such a man ought to do penltenlfand the editor of a freelove paper was simply because Christians who hate me because Iant an Infidel wanted to add Insult to injury b charging me with being that whic- they knew was most opposed to m reputation among my neighbors lld TIJis a sample of the moral variety oi Infidels In no speech or writing that he over makes do you hear or see a single word that even most re thevery looks of the man perfect In body and mind past his threo score and- pret05jIhappljLmytupon on personalI myIcomes me an old friend I used to bavegre t chute with an Scotchman who ha been raised a Presbyterian and got Whesn I g longings when nothing o j rnaYd 1ftt 1 g the highway hi front of nvfprace JworkonSundar not to annoy my neighbors but to be busy and happy My farm lies along on the shore of a beautiful lake I wea a heavy beard arid imagine that I look like that cartoon of you where you ar mowing with the Blue Grass Blade The Young Mens Christian Associa lion Is camping on the lake near me I watch my chickens I frequently meet an denjoy Dr Gibson He is a brother of Miss Lula M Gibson of Chattanooga Tennessee- I would like to meet you I would like to be able to get one of Dr Wil sons Rome Congress books I like the twang of his harp but I am poor and have to figure close- God wishes to you and your estima ble wife PETER C BANDY IWickliffe Ky Aug 10 1905 for one for subscription ono for Wilsons book and one for Dog FennelJ L WILLIAMS Ackley la Aug 8 1905 To do good Is the purpose of nearly all men Men are naturally good but their unnatural bends lead them to dot struction The Czar thinks he is do- Ing good by killing the Japs and the Japs want to do good by killing the Russians The Christians think they are doing good by building churches and exempting them from taxation and the Infidels think they ought to bo taxed Charles C Moore thinks he is doing good by publishing the Blade and the Christians tell me that thetDoing good Is all a matter ot mind As long as we are under different rules and regulations it is Impossible to do good What Is good for one Is areIlive accordingly We cannot control our thoughts but must be controlled by them and whether Christian Jew or Freethinker all aro working for tho same princi pleA HJTTERMAN I suppose that If a vote were taken In Kentucky would be called the most wicked man in the state suppose thousands of people regard me as the most wicked man in the United StatesI love to have the reputation of being the most wicked man in the world and of having thee only news paper In the world published to make people better a iiJ roIj- ri f 4 BEAUTY spotsMINNESOTA LAKE PARK REGION LAKE MACDONALD MONTANA LAKE CHELAN WASHINGTON BEAUTIFUL PUGET SOUND AVAIL YOURSELF OF STOPOVER PRIVILEGES WHILE OR YOUR WAY TO THE Lewis ExpositionVIA Great Northern Railway THE COMFORTABLE WAY Xt or Information AddnM BafrMtaUtH rt tits Great Southern Thm coupon AM 4 FOR IITJtL1IIftA1IOOELRrkA CAMOU JOURHET THE LRWIa AE1 MCPOSKIOjr rxwHnnramYiafciteM Newhope Ark Aug 1905 Rev C C Moore FriendI understand that you IDear publishing a revised and hopehter fitted Jor that task than any other JvrigTman I will take a copy sure In order to feel the pulse of the people mention the matter in the Blade and see how many will agree to tale a out all the bad and save all the good JAS E MIZZLES 1905eJames E Hues Irlend HughesI send you my check for 300 of which two are to re new my subscription due December for the two Blades one a donation sorry I cannot do more now I Ilovo Mr Moore but I fear he Is kill llng the Blade by Insisting on keep out Socialism the most Important Apepeal to Reason and Wllshlros Of late the Blade has had little corres pondence Seems as if they were de sorting him I subscribed and paid recelyded yetTOM SWINBURN Gainesville lila August 1905 I send 1 for another year I hayp just real Dr Wilsons account of burialLaeover my debody I am an atheist and have put into my will that my family should pay out of my estate to the white public school at withrChristian burial so that they will have itethey do Nearly every man and man in this town knows I am an In fidel and why should I be burled like a Christian I believe that all mat ter has existed from all eternity and will exist forever and If this Is so where does God come in W H BRADYForest City Ia Aug 1905 It Is impossible to be good or to be happy We cannot do a good act with out costing us something and to be good would be too expensive To be good we would have to deal Justly with all men regardless of how they do us and we could not do that and live In this dishonest world of men and women Mr Moore did you ever see a per feat woman I never did Ho that sayeth he Is without sin is a liar and the truth Is not In him is none good no not ono callest thou mo good there Is none good save one that Is God Bi bleNo intelligent being could bo unless everything In the happyI Just to his liking It It were possible to make a man happy the world would have no more need for him than for a dead man It a man ora woman were happy they could not be Induced to change their condition It is not my business In life to strew roses In the path of any one but It is my duty to see that I do not put thorns In the path of ant one I believe you would do harm If were to get up that book that you by getting tho good parts out proposeI Bible because would tend people think the Bible laa good for not one In a hundred reads It regu larly through Yqu are presuming a good deal when you presume to say what is good and what is not good In the Bi ble Readers of the Blue Grass Blade let us accuse our fellow men less and excuse them more and we will be better men and women and we will come nearer that Imaginary condition called happiness ISAAC CONNERS anyI something that does not keep it from making us happy and there are some good things that we can do that do not cost anything What you have said in this letter did not cost you anything and it makes mo and others happier because you are reasoning ona most Impor tant subject It Is not probable that any of us wilt deal justly with all men but I be lleve we could do so There never was a perfect man or woman and never will be You think I would do wrong to select what I think are good parts of the Bible and put them in one book and yet you quote three passages of the Bible because they teach what you think are truth- I would put Into such a book as I propose the first two that you quote and leave out tho third one because It recognizes that there is a good God mlst t that almost an body could tell the good parts and the bad parts In the Bible It Is certainly good to do to others as you would have them to do to you and It Is certainly bad to hate your own parents but both of these are taught In the Bible It is certainly wrong not to provide for the future and certainly right that a man shouldwork for his living and yet TfJ8 saujibt tfie first and Paul taught the ft inka trianwho was perfectly happy wotild hardly do any good for anybody because he could not understand the needs of other In all the Bible there Is nofaccount of any angel ever having done any good- I think we ought to spread roses In the paths of others You do right when you advise men and women to do that which will bring them nearer to happinessIAn Irishman saldBealsy and If yar cant be alsy be as alsy as you cant Send in your order for Dr Wilsons Rome book so you can get one of the first from the press as orders are fined as received If your subscription is due we wish you would please remit and save us the postage of notifying There is something over 10DOtutrus for subscription and we wish every one who owes us would pay up we can pay our debts A Good Route to TryI Fundevelopedcontaining unlimited possibilities for agriculture horticulture stock rile ing mining and manufacturing And last but not least it l- aThe Scenic RoutsllorTourl tIThe Frisco System now otters the traveling public excellent servlee and fast timeICity JiArkansas Oklahoma Indian Text tory Texas and toe Southwest Between Kansas City and points in Tennessee Alabama Mississippi IBetwcenaid the West and Southwest Full information as to routS and rates cheerfullyturniahedupoaappli CElia to any reprssentttivt if theiCompany to PMsunfer Traffic DrbitSaudal Ia11NNy- ktlart lnala 1 H 2J isl rr THE NEW YORK TRUTH SEEKER AN INFIDEL PAPER The Dlue Gross Blade and the New York Truth Seeker of which the latter Eugene Macdonald Is tho editor are now the only two weekly Infidel pa pers published In America That the T S represents many Infidels Is evl dent from the fact that It gets 300 a year for subscription while the Blade gets only 100 I do not know about their relative patronage as the T S never tells that but I suppose It is less than that of the Blade and think the letters from friends published In each Indicate that more people pay for the Blade than pay for the T S and the T S seems to be largely kept up by dona Is no doubt however that tho T S claims to be a representative In fidel paper and is so recognized by enough Infidels to support It r have all regard for the man who bell ves wrong and does right but nine for the man who believes right and does wrong Belief is anaccident of life over which we have no control bit we are responsible for our deeds I have several times lately printed In the Blade things that were compllmen tary to the T S when It had said something that was good and I have done my very best to encourage that paper to advocate morals Its editor has never designed to make any kind of an allusion to me or my paper That fact in connection with the fact that he never gives the address of any correspondent indicates that his pur pose is to cut off competition by keep Ing bit patrons from knowing that there Is any other Infidel paper and to keep other Infidel publications from sending samples of their puollcatlons to the patrons of the T S That Is certainly a very narrow minded view that Is not adopted by any other Infidel paper and If we should see that kind of a spirit in Christian papers we would all attrib ute It to Christian meanness and big rotry and we would be right lit doing The T S of Aug 12 and the Blade of Aug 13 came to me at the same time The letters to the T S mention f100 sent to It while the let tern to the made mention 1346 sent to It It seems to me that Macdonald X trying to steer Its cause so as to capture the almighty dollar and the nimble penny and that he changes from the advocacy of morals to advo cacy of immorality as he vacillates as which course has the more money In 1t Years ago Macdonald did me much unkindness but I have tried to r forget It and have spoken kindly of him and wanted to bury the hatchet 1This time he Is doing me no personal unkindness and I have no excuse for using roy influence against him except that I regard his paper wi an enemy morals and as such I Intend ocIcasloneven then I shall suspect that his motive was financial policy It will certainly make no difference to me whether or not he answers me I be lieve he will be afraid to try to an swer me and If he does not do It I believe It will be so understood and I can and will destroy his influence just as much If he Ignores me as iLlIif he replies to me r f have an abundance of things to print and would have In fairness to print all that he says In reply to me and there arc other things that are dlsItion In this view of the course of the T S I am not alone one of his friends expressing exactly my ideas about It His friend and patron who by his ut terance becomes my friend is one Mr F D Cummings whose utterances are those of the Gumming man and such utterances as Infidelity will have to make if it gains recognition among- moral people The T S In Its policy of monopoly does not give the ad dress of Mr Cummings but he Is a man after my own heart The T S printed the letter of good Bro Cum mlngs In which ho said to tho T In plain language that he had long been a friend to that paper and still wished it success but that he was not willing to pay for tho moral rot It was printing that was not at all In cspecllaJlyas love and anarchy the rotof which Cummings complained The leader In the propagation of this rot was and still Is a preacher named Hugh 0 nametIn the T 8 of August 12th this man Pentecost Is allowed to reply to Cum mlngtt with an inslstance of the same rot and in the T S there Is not a word of protest against it but nearly k the whole reading or readable matter of the paper Is occupied with Just such Irot as Pentecost the preacher Ib like to see in It It Is notolten wouldI I inflict long articles upon you am getting old anal losses In farming rA Ai Tt0i S j7 l from the cxcesslvo rains that are weighing heavily upon me and peace and quiet mean much to me but this Is a case not to be lightly or flippantly nor briefly considered and It will be economy of time money and labor to say nothing of the defence of morals to show this case In full length por trait I therefore give In full the ar tide of Pentecost It is as follows MR PENTECOSTMR CUMMINGS To tho Editor of The Truth One cannot help SeekerI sturdy manner In which Mr Cummings strikes out from the er against doctrines editorial policies and persons that he abhors as for ex ample In his letter to ThoTruth Seek er of August but on the other hand one can but observe that he gives no reasons for his abhorrence except perhaps his dlcum that doctrines held as you Mr Editor have recent Iy shown by some of the greatest men the world has ever known beck on man towards the paths that lead downward dowtuto the condition of the beast that said doctrines are the principles of the brothel the pen itentlary and the brute Now when a person who writes good and forcible English signs his name to a declaration that such intel lectual giants as Tolstoy Zola and Ibsen the three most Influential names in the world today all Anar chists are pointing the way to the brothel tho penitentiary and brutish ness ho raises the suspicion that when he speaks of Anarchy Freelove and the elimination of the moral sense of which he says I am the advocate which accept as a com pliment It raises the suspicion say that he doesnt know what he Is taUtI Ing about It raises more than a suspicion It is a certainty that he does not and venture to say that if Mr Cummings will accept the Invitation I am about to extend to htm if you Mr Editor will permit mo do so ne will reveal his utter Ignorance of these subjectsiI hereby Invite Mr Cummings to tell us what his Idea of Anarchy Freelove nil tho moral sense is Especially do I wish to know whatI kind of love Mr Cummings believes In If not In free love does he believe lu slave love Does he believe In love regulated by law Does he believe that a man and woman live together JudgoproInounced there in this legal bondage that sane tlfles or purifies W love relation And why Isn love rel4tlonnot so gulated by Inwless sacred or pure I hope Mr Cummings will an swer these questions In a spanner that will throw light on the subject I con tess frankly that to me the legalizing of a love relation takes all the romance and beauty out of It degrades It Is a sickening confession that love in and of itself Isnt respectable or decent confess that the Idea that I have to take the woman d love to a priest or alderman and ask him to make a decent person of her before I can live with her Is wholly repulsive to me and I would like Mr Cummings to show me wherein that repulsion Is illI founded I would indeed And for theI woman who says that she loves me to Insist that she will not live wllh me unless she has the right to put me In jail In case I wdnt to run away is equally killing to my Idea of love The Idea of legal marriage to me Is sim ply disgusting and I really would like Mr Cummings to patiently show me some of Its beauties Then too I wish Mr Cummings would show me why I should have any sense Is It the sense of right and wrong It so who is to determine what Is right and what Is wrong for me to do I havent ever advocated stealing for any purpose except that thereby a few million starving people might be put In prison to be fed clothed and housed Bid for the sake of the instruction I ask Mr Cummings why I shouldnt steal if I should think that stealing would yield to me more happiness than an honest way of life Why are we hero I want Mr Cum mlngs to toll me why we are here What Is tho object of life think tho object of life Is to bo happy Am I wrong It so I want him to show me wherein I am wrong If it makes me happy to bo good then I will be good If It makes me happy to bo bad then I will be bad Why Is not wise to vo this way think It ItI the way we all do live It Is the way I live and you yourself Editor have said right out in the edi torial columns that I average up pret ty well alongside of other people In general and I want to ask Mr Cum mlngs why If my Ideas do not lead me downwarddown to the condition of tho beast they are likely to lead him or his friends or the readers of The TruthSeeker In general in that has Mr Cummings against tho beasts I am personally acquainted with several beasts that havo finer r f1 7 characters than a lot of Archists lawlovers and moral sense people that I know although my friends tho beasts are all Anarchists and freelov ers and have no moral sense Honestly I think Mr Cummings really does write without understand ing but I may be wrong and I should like to have him prove It but he will not prove it unless ho answers some of my questlcns Mere will leave mo with the am right in my estimate denunciationsr my mind what seems go against Mr Cummingss position Is this Nearly all the disturbers of the peace frequenters of brothels mates of penitentiaries and what Mr Cummings would call beastly people are profound believers In law and order and morality and possess fine healthy consciences On the other hand nearly all the Anarchists Free lovers and people who have cumin ated the moral sense especially these last are quiet clean highminded and agreeable people I never heard of a Freelover In a brothel nor a person who had Intelligently eliminated his moral sense doing a mean thing I know of one Anarchist who was sent to a reformatory for shooting a mat who Insulted his wife but aside from him I never knew an Anarchist to n prison except for being an Anarchist And so I think Mr Cummings Light of Hell Is a pretty good light to go by HUGH O PENTECOST New York Aug 2 We had some 1905Iour St Louis old Moses a preacher freelover and anarchist Who Is now In the penitentiary for the third time and I say therefore that I am not going to attend any other Infidel Congress until I get assurance from those In authority that such talk as that will not be allowed upon Its floor or platform- If preachers are to take a part in the deliberation of Infidel Congresses certainly Infidels who are decent should try to get the best samples of preachersIt be noticed that twice In Pentecosts article ho alludes tq Macdonald as having editorially sustained his Pentecosts views on this subject and no where dos Macdonald deny that this Is so Macdonir his Issue has only one e It ISIke a good r uses agreattpanywd- ictionary and all spelle in good grammar but har meaning out of though If can construe It all to san lion what Is said in this issue of his paper The only thing in the whole editorial that Is worth reprinting isan allusion to the relationship of husband and wife In giving his Ideal of a model man Macdonald aysHe requires faithfulness In his wife and If he suspects her he will take the trouble to put detec tives on her track I dont often resort to gothlc or their equivalent in these linotype days but I want that sentiment from an Infidel editor who endorses a freelove preacher fixed up a little differently from the other things I sayJIt Mrs text she may one of the Blade full of her views of that sentiment Wouldnt It be a picnic though It the women of the country would put detectives on the track of their husbands and especially when their husbands are freelove preachers and editors who like that brand of preachersIn they bought two blood hounds to trail up criminals and when Northern people want to show the de pravity of us people here In the South they send along an Uncle Toms Cabin show that has some live dogs after a woman Slavery of the antebellum kind that we had In the South was pretty bad but I never knew of any Southerner setting the dogs on a pretty m ulattoIwoman as Eliza was and In Iwetally in Kentucky I have yet to of a man In any station of life giving as a sample of a good man a fellow who would put detectives to watch his own wife It seems to me that justifylonebo to find a detective watching his wife for sexual impurity even if the husband really know tho woman to be impure preIcedentsMacdonalds for a text and write a piece for tho Blade that will bring the Blade 10000 In orders for extra cop ies But let us return to our motto- I know but little of Zola and Ibsen but Pentecost can not show from an sentiment that Tolstoy over expressed that he ever had any sympathy with treelo veton the other hand he Is as Ingersoll was tyro advocate of the ono man for the one woman and his qt- rfr ri l wlfc Wchildren are devoted to hIm and wlfosltracnor lean uote a line of anarchy from Tel to Ho Is opposed to the Christian jovlrnment that they have In Russia ha itrery moralist is but he and all jpnsllan anarchists want the same of a government that the Infidel r onald and the preacher Pente are trying to destroy In this count Pentecost says plainly that he ac cepts It as a compliment to say of him that ho is a frpclover anarchist and has no moral sense- I am familiar with convicts and I never heard one express a view so degraded as that Penteccst gets In the peculiar rotI that J have seen in every freelove and anarchistic paperthe two always going together that the opposite of freelQvq Is slave love It has just as much sense In It as to say that every man who Is not a Free mason Is a slave mason Pentecost says that to him the Idea of legal marriage is simply disgusting and that such marriage Is not decent and respectable and Macdonald who has always licked the boots of the Inger soll family sanctions this vllllanoua utterance when the most beautiful feature In the history of Ingersoll Is that he died smiling in the arms of his lawfully wedded and only wlte- whrnln all that has been sold against man of any standing has ever eve insinuated tbat he had any froe lovfjfor any other woman I t ne Ingersoll family dont most ear wtly call down Macdonald for sen ments of this kind thee are not trualto the memory of Robert In gernll Pentecost admits that he has advlcd people to steal and wants to knol what business It is in Mr Cum mlnkfp object to his PrtitccosfiO steo It It is his happiao to steal In me Blade we have been ilkcius Ing ffie question of happiness and maw views have been presented abolt it but no man or woman has suggested stealing as a means of be lob bPPY lie man who merely steals your hoilbr horse or purse Is a good citizen compared with the proicha Pentecost andthe Infidel editor Macdonald is no beKcr than the preacher Vie only difference In the two then m favor of Pentecost He at least the courage ofsMMHHHtong and m what e thl 1llotiaitnot dare openly to advocate theft gets from Wn who believe as he d money for publishing a preacher fclvocacy of theft A second del rganlzatlon was started In the Unlid States because many people bet led that Macdonald stole the mo t of the organization of which he was resident and as a specific In std of what he stole they said that he carged up to that organization 750 for money he had spent for post stamps Tl organization that left Macdon aid Mhls account was fully as large as t t one that stood by him and In the pht of what he here endorses who going to say that Macdonald did d steal as charged in this indict men o InIof 75000 for postage stamps the I heard Morris Sacks the cler of tjhe other organization report 500 for postage for four months of the In fidel organization that he represented and Ido not believe that Macdonald and his clerk spent the fourth of 750 forEmps in one year and I claim that his tacit endorsement of this preacher who Is a thief at neart supports my contention about those stamps Mr Editor Macdonald sanctions by his silence the statement of Pentecost that he Pentecost thief in heart Is as good as people generally are There Is no such wor in any dictionary as Arch 1st but Pentecost coins this word and says It means Jiawlovers to be used as a ter of4eproach against all men who rfeSpecll tit s laws of their country isra thief id an anarchist and a man lives th a woman without being mar- tied her while Macdonald sanc tions of this and In addition sug gestFhat a model man will keep de tectis on the track of his wife If ho susp her but there Is not the m intimation In Macdonalds edlI tol that a man may not roam aro like ono of Pentecosts the asts without any detective o Pentf co tates that It Is a fact itlary convicts pre profound be- Inho law and order and that an lists freelovers and people with on iy moral souse and especially highmindy agreeable and know more nr an ex convict a to opinions of convicts a i In the United States an t not n convict In the United utsiae of the bughouse that tviil would not say on reading the state ment of Pentecost that he Is a liar and a fool Its a rare thing that a convict does not say that ho ought to have been sent to the penitentiary and I have heard them say that It was for their own morals and good the best thing that could have happened to them The only thing in the T S that al ludes to Pentecost directly Is from a doctor named Jos Stidham Not even his state is given and of course no one can know whether there Is any such man From Stidhams letter I take the following- I consider Pentecost Curry and French three of the best contributors- the Truth Seeker has ever had I read heIial staff cant say yet that fully agree with him but he has opened my eyes to the fact that there are more humbugs than religious ones Curry has In the T S of that date a piece headed A SOCIALISTS PLEA- The Truth Seeker Needs No Index Ex purgatorlus Soclaf Problems of Ut most Importance to Liberals By W J Curry The piece is In support of Spiritual ism and Socialism There Is not an Infidel sentiment In It and he speaks of Spiritualism as his religion have never met any Spiritualists who were not kind to me but their papers are full of absurd superstitions and lies and advertisements of fakers and there is no sense in any man ridiculing the superstition of the Bible anad thun sanctioning Spiritualism- No scholar regards Spiritualism as worth considering except as one of the popular delusions of the country Curry says have at present tablished In this land a religion which exists in the name of the worlds greatest revolutionist the founder of Socialist movement With him Socialism Is also a roll gion and Curry Is more than ordinar ily religions He has two religions Spiritualism and Socialism An ex tract from him Is as follows Were Lincoln and Jefferson Paine and Burns Carlisle and Emerson Shelley and Browning Victor Hugo and Ruskin Whitman and Ingersoll here today would their voices would be raised for or against a system which breeds paupers and millionaires which poisons the wellspring of society fills the world with physical and njental monstrosities and makes hell where we should have heaven Lincoln Jefferson Paine and Inger soll were according to Curry Spiritual ists and Socialists Read Tom OShantcr and think of Burns as a Spiritualist a man one of whose most famous poems is making fun of ghosts and ridiculing spirits as only seen by drunken men- Another extract Is as follows I say then that the capitalist sys tem which has so grossly and crimin ally mismanaged our Industrial life must be swept away and the Socialist system be put in its place But you ask What are you Socia lists going to do What aro your ideals and ideas answer We purpose to destroy present day civili article In the T S Is head ed Our treatment of Anarchists By Herbert C Rowberg There Is not an infidel sentiment In It Three askauthority for what he says and he appeals to God as follows God forbid that In our lifetime or through our causation shall be written the words of doom weighed in the balance and found wanting- A man came to Lexington lately He sold am a Russian anarchist He burned two houses for Mr VanMeter a fine citizen because he said Mr VanMeter lived in a palace and paid handsaA few nights afterward a tine millionairedneighbor was burned by an Incendlnnv This is anarchy The whole piece of the religionist fowling lea eulogy of anarchy and anarchists GOVERNOR FOLK THE CHAMPION OF LIQUOR AND TOBACCO Governor Folk of Missouri in grooming himself for the race for the Presidency announced at Topeka Kan sas his devotion to Kentucky whisky The account closes as follows Governor Folks favorite drink Is a highball He keeps It on tho side goodnTho Governor smokes but In this he la not as temperate as with liquor Ho is rarely seen without a cigar In his mouth sometimes he smokes a day 01man thatIcountry is recomdo dent of trio United States by publish r 4M lag the tact that he drinks whlsky andi tuses tobacco Elect such a man as that to the presidency of the United States and In a few years some candidate for that position will add tQ these quallfica ions the fact that he is a freelover Revolutions dont go backward SOMERSET LAugust 293031 and Sept 1st 260 Roundtrip via QUEEN AND CRESCENT ROUTE Tickets on sale above dates good returning September 2nd Ask ticket cr agents for particulars 1Y THE TRIP OF THE SEASO- NCINCINNATI ir TO MAOKINAOISLAND AND RETURN FOR 600TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5 VIA GREAT OENTRAl C H D Pero Marquette t c c L TO TOLEDO STEAMER TO MACKINAC TICKETS GOOD TEN DAYS For Tickets State Room Reserva tions and Information 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niece proached to render some assistant He motioned her to let the Doctc see him Dr Formento and Dr Lam both did what they could but death was coming fast Miss Sollgnac see Ing that her uncle would probably die before Father Biever could reach the bedside sent In haste for the nearest priest Rev Father LJvorell Curate of St Augustines Church which is only a square or so away hurried to the bedside He approached the Archbishop but the latter said Walt a while Father Blever will be here soon And he continued to kiss his crucifix and pray while from time to time he murmured This is appalling this is all paper has a large full length picture of him dressed up In the tog gery of a woman contrary to the laws i of the country that prohibit either sex from dressing In the garb of the other In Justice to the man though his dress was not cut low neck and short sleeves The picture represent him as a man who had lived to eat and his stomach sticks out like that of old Jack Fallstaff The newspaper state that he said he was going to help stamp out the yellow fever but i that he only went out once and that was In a carriage with his niece am that when the fever attacked him h died very soon because he was so fat The cowardly death that he died reminds us of the death of Leo XIII who pointed at the devil walkini around In his room and calling his valet the only one In whom he Lad any confidence to shield bin from the devil The papers states that Leo had reason to fear that the ber cardinals would kill him i- rrheir anxiety to have him dead that they might scramble for his place and that those cardinals were steal lug every thing out of the Vatican while he was dying as was common t tlat the doth of all popes The death of Chapelle Is another in stance of the cowardly manner in 4 which these big religionists die In my young days when we had nc facilities for getting the truth about such matters as these that occurred atra distance a part of the stock ol inearly every preacher was to tell about the awful cowardly deaths ol Infidels Now however when we can get the truth we hear of a man like In gers oll dying smiling In the arms of his wife and men like Leo and Cha polio dying frightened at the devil and with the words This is appalling this Is appalling People who read this paper see in it from time to time letters from old men and old women who say they are Infidels tottering on tie verge of the grave but always saying they are not afraid to die and t nobody ever hears these days of the horrible death bed scenes of Infidels that used to be described in the pul pits But on the other hand we read of these great religionists quaking fear when they come to die will WILLIOMAN WRITES HER And Wants Dog Fennel Put In IIi H Public Library dale Texas August 1905 Deal Mr MooreI send you with this letter my last will and testament In othwords my wishes in regard to my llirlal There have been sever al B who died here lately who did not bellng to any church and were Imdele and never talked about 4silent Bud when they died some of klnwred who were Christians had the prealher preach long funeral ser mons atm tell of the great meeting- up yon r tear if I die here as is likely will they will give me such a s id off and am sending my wishls I amafl old woman and uneducated and Wilt you to fix It up for me I listen hihear the senseless things that pfaAchers say at the grave and- am ale lat heart and fear they will t say thnigs when I am not in a conllllon to reply I have alwaYs been a outspoken Infidel but will notake any difference 4them whli my lips are silent Now you writy will In stYle and will at your wedding or BomethlnKfc the effect With many I Good wlBhtB for you and yours and i f t hoping you may live to see the Blad the biggest paper on earth I am eve your true friend M E DAVIS P SI would love to hear the bate between Welsh and Wilkinson Send mo ten copies M E D The will Is as follows Being over fifty 60 years old and liable to die at any time I think It right that I write my wishes about my burial In the first place I want no preacher to say one word at my grave or at the house I want every one who has any friendship for me to protes against that I want to be buried in a night gown and stockingsno shoes want the coffin closed as soon as I am put in It and never opened again I want to be burled the day I die If possible so as not to have my friends break their rest uselessly My corm must be as cheap as possible for I have lived my life in a cheap box house and dont want to change sdytngI want slxjof my men friend to take me to the cemetery and bury me I want six so that none will get tired shoveling dirt on my box I wantI no women or children to go for It useless for them to stand In the of IsI winter or the heat of summer I dont want horses to stand while am being planted I want no songs andIonly one round Jumbled up no cross crown or bell and no flowers Let them stay In the yard to beautify it and please the passerby- I have for some time kept a smal sum of money to pay my burial ex penses which must not be more that fifteen 15 dollars The rest of myI money I want to have books with for the Rockdale library such as Darwin Huxley Tyndall Herber Spencer White Robert Taylor ant Moores Dog Fennel In the Orient I want it to be called the Man Davis donation and if I have done anything in life to deserve a monu meat I want them to donate books or morality and write In the books I donate this book to the Mary Davis Donation for the friendship I bore her in life M E DAVIS Copy that in your own hand and date it and have it attested by two 6 more witnesses and If you have any other property i state what you want done with It in the same plain style and that Is as good a will as can bt made fou Must Be Born Again I have been born three timesthe first time in 1846 as all men are My parents were Christians and brought me up to believe Christianity IAt the age of 181 went to a Moth diet camp meeting and went up to the mourners bench and after several hours of singing and praying I was born again and for 18 years more J was a consistent Christian lead in public prayer meetings and class meetings and after I was married held family prayers in my family and feltI that I was called to preach and about the age of 30 I began the study qf the Bible for that purpose and also to be abler to answer the arguments of a few Infidels ot my acquaintance I had studied a year when I began to doubt the authenticity of the scriptures and being poor was unable to ittend a regular theological college so that when hard questions and apparent contradictions were met I only had my pastor and a few books to refer to I remember his hard looks when I asked him some question In he wilderness of Mount Sinaiit a pillar of cloud went before the IsI aelltes In the day time and one of Ire by night why did Moses have to restraln his stops with all those peo pIe to get around the possessions of he King of Edom so as to cause him to lose months of time as recorded In lumbers xx 1421 Why did not God make It favorable In the eyes of the King of Edom to tet them pass through as ho did with ho to lend the Israelites IIlIf was The minister gave evasive and very unsatisfactory answers tp my honest querIes but I read on by day and far nto the nights as had tine from tho plow Then came deep convictions prior to the third birth If God made 1fhim and Moses days en commandments theI If God did not want his people teal why did he direct them to ow the Jewelry of the Israelites and If he wanted them to return to Canaan why did he not make the loud lead them directly there IIThere la a difference between tho birth and the third one One raided by Christian parents aturally believes their religion the rue one and there la every incentive to become a church member There not only the assurance of gaining ldl i Jrr J heaven and of escaping hell b Is the assurance of brotherly w cial love and the latter Is n big thi In this old world But when he has been a life to icoiilier and then finds nut that t I church Is a humbug and has to wr lout In order to be honest and sac Pe all that social enjoinu1 and oal shed ant snubbed and insnll ht those who were one1 his friends then are the bitter pangs the third birth First he feels tl within his heart Is all right and thinks more of himself for being hou est with everybody and he is happy because ho has learned that the trine of hell Is all a lie and thatht and his fellow men are not destlneJ to endless torture The same prlncl pie of love for my fellow man that made me preach the gospel noW makes me declare the truth and to speak out on all occasions Just as did for Christ and happiness In other world My heart now goes out In sympathy for those poor dupes who ostracized me when I left the church and I have the glad satisfaction ofI knowing that have beon Instrumei al in leading some of them and othc from the yoke of bondage to supers tlon and to the slick and well fed preachersI had the satisfaction of scp ing four or five strong church orJllt stations go to pieces In my neighbor hood for tho lack of financial support for the clergy and the gentle spirit of liberalism is still spreading In my community where I had last xl It and that it may continue to sprl Is the prayer of one who hast born three tlmesD F MARRS I Orders for the pamphlet by Henry must be sent to her Add Josephine Ie Henry Versailles K LIBERALPRES THE MENTAL MOTOR OF Tl WORLD From the number of reforBiIiM1I1- cations that are being started Icat- helocalities fact becomes plain the wort ady f r aVeT luton In ic dorjeetlcw overnmentol systems Th klgI ips seem to be fashldnnble eOple Who put them on aredxpt big themselves In plain English y nail Is loaded down with publlcatlO ns on all these vital subjects the u nan mind Is grappling with these give evidence that the hui mind was never so active Inde lent and self reliant as now and is religious and political superstit are retreating and staggering u le he assaults A short while ago Otis Draper a millionaire man oc urer of Hopedale Massachusetts at IIshedan extensive work cot Searching for Truth which has re used a profound sensation In world of thoughtandlt is pro ni Itself to be an epoch making b The metropolitan papers calledr titan and athlete st4telent0 Searching for Truth storms the citadel of religious and social super tltlons and the edifice Is trembling from foundation to turret Bver pnge of this wonderful booksparkle with Ideas that awaken the reason U a high pitch of enthusiasm Mr pers book Is destined to long life and jofulnecs in destroying mental delu lens that havo made hypocrites and cowards of the human family But Mr Drapers hook Is but one off jbous ands of rills of thought which arc ranging conditions on this oltf plan The world will not always afraid of plain unvarnished1 and the printing press is V finerV to the high road that leads to he great magazines and papers art help- Ing this work on because the are forced to It In tho field of ec Ics the Socialistic press is dt thing and bewildering the nations the earth by blazing truth and liberty up to the portals of the house of ond age Such papers as The App Ij7t eason Wllshlres and a hot others are making the very airy red ble with demands for Justice t the borers of the world Tho S rays are thrown on the system that wiingu robs and starves the create s of AnajllsmChristian search In all its channels are tu ning thefr batteries on the old Ship of Zloij londod with inerrant Bibles and an of salvation All these forces lowing the path that has been jlazcc tor them by the Freethinker wh avo made it possible to openly at ack tho power that has demands a nental surrender from the race The Freethought press of Europe end America has been the lever In Jie world of thought and but for Its Influence the power of priest and honlorman reason Its principles are achlev tag a glorious victory From almost every pulpit we hear the tenets of the Liberal press feebly refuted and often they are Incorporated in sermons And so the world moves on and Freethinkers are its mental motor JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky INDIAN TERRITORY AP PROVES THE NEW IDEA Duncan I T August 05 Editor of Blue Grass Blade Dear SIrAs my subscription pires In August and I cant get along without the Blade I enclose PO mono ey order for flOO for which keep the Blade coming for another year The last Blades published under youn new Idea of how to be happy have been the proper article accord- Ing to my notion Keep the good work going and are ou bound to Increase the subscrl tlon of the Blade With best wishes for yourself and Mr Hughes I am yours trnlyROY E ALLBRIGHT That Is the kind of a letter that encourages me No part of America has seenme more Intimately than has the Indian Territory 1200 miles away and no part of It has shown me a hIgher appreciation SENTIMENT AGAINST LIQUOR Recently Rockefeller said In a day School lecture that he had never iken a drink of liquor Rosovelt has silvered an address to the Cathol Tatai Abstlnance Society The Knights of Pythias in Louisville expelled a number for becoming n saloon keepe 3ol Williams of Lexington In command of a regiment of State soldiersI orbldsany liquor being his camp The superiority of tho Japanese soldier to the Russian Is ommonly attributed to the tact the t dJnk vodka and whisk panese use nd liquor gent and moral lual ment against llquc nin easing LOW LERS RATES To Points In the West and Southwe VIA COTTON BELT ROUTE On first and third Tuesdays of each month roud trip tickets will be sole to points In Southeast Missouri kansas Louisiana and Texas at rate ot one fare plus J2 Stopovers lowed on the going trip 21 days In which to return Cotton Belt Route trains leave St Louis morning and evening makln connection with all lines and carry eepers chair cars and parlor cafe irsWrite in for literature describing the cheap lands along the Catto Belt Route for maps time table and 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