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Digital page images are linked to the text file. i 4jr l Lt l y 1 iJ J BLtTE GRASS BLADErf IDITEDBYA HEATHEN IN THE INTERESTS GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE fJJ NUMBERr 2 OF THE BLADE Sue for one year 100 Sffflve NEW subscribers ehi2 50 for five Mr in advance erlptfori 160- rlbers sent one year Drafty and i ayabie the Elus M1ngton your address ad as crsayor N tiuir- fce ion153 W Short Lex1 Kentucky Entregat the post office atLexing ton yi as Second Class Mall Mat Addrefs all cammunlcatlons to BLUE oRAlr BLADE P o BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky ItN 819 Cumberland Telephone307- USTE BREAKS DOWN AND tSCClS FOR SPIRITUAL AD Via FRCONFESSION EX don Utah August 14P J Lus who killed his wife In Guthrie li sasskedfor spiritual advice and tailed confession Is expected aphyslcal wreck and may not ntlt ls lalrsTho police knew Ingof his crime until a woman yedhimdt for Luster in fort Ki August HGov citham tOday made requisition oyernor of Utah for the return Late of P J Luster captured Son Friday last Luster Is Guthrie Kyon the charge Ing his wife SNEvPRIVILEGE i the Washington Star to the revised rules of lyterian and the Methodist hurches on forms and ser published In Plttsburg In e service of the presbyter Inatlon the woman must cherish and obey the man d form while In the Mptho the word obey Is re l keep so that the wife tolovo and honor and obnnd The change Is a rSfcaVIone and may be accepted perhaps as a recognition of the grow Tng Hndepondencd of womankind f r Because a woman entered the Jesus Maria y Anexae mines In Mexico L several hundred miners went on strike and refused to return to work until Ivtfie Prlshpriest went Into the mines and sprinkled all shafts and tunnels p with holy water It Is aq old superstition among Mexican miners that If a ilvwonian enters a mine a catastrophe ClVt l follow please pay up your subscription as theBladsi In need of funds gS i1t T Parker Wgh an F fShlanti LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY AUGUST 27 E M 305 = 100 A YEAR tel YiiI RISE AND FAIL OF STATES ARE ESSEyTIt4t PIE NOMENA OF LA witd SON OF CHARLES DAft CUSSES THE WORK That Made His Father Famous Every whereThe Present Condition of The Evolutionary Hypothesis Analyzed by the British Scientist Cape Town August lGThe British Association met here today and to night to receive paperssubmitted by distinguished sclentlsts The onejiVead tonight has peculiar Interest not only for its contents but because it was delivered by the son of Charles Dar win who with Mr Wallace shares the fame of formulating in modem thought and language the evolution ary hypothesis whfch has revolutioniz ed science Georgo Darwin is the President of the society The theory he outlined tonight that states rise and fall and that revolutions occur In human society In Accordance with the Inexorable law of adaptation to envir oument may bo calculated to awaken a new study of th recent and threatened disorders in iussla and Japans successes In the ins East Tho theory has much in common with the political doctrine of the rise and fall of states as outlined by Machlavelll Following is a digest of Presint Darwins ad dress f- It was not his object nor was he competent to examine the extent to sn the theory of natural selection needed modification slnqe it was t fOJrpate his f er and rwa eButhe was ustlfiedlin main taming that the general principle held Its place firmly as a permanent acquisition to modes of thought- Evolutionary Doctrines Evolutionary doctrines concerning inanimate nature although of much older date than those which concern life had been profoundly affected by this great Impulse and the origin and history of the chemical elements and of stellar systems now occupied a far larger space in the scientific mind than was formerly the case The mys tery of life remained as impenetrable as ever His point of view was illus trated by a reference to political history The degree of persistence or permanence of a species or a confla gration of matter or of a state de pended on the perfection of its adaptation to its surrounding conditions If they traced the history of a state they found the degree of its stability gradually changing slowly rising to a maximum and then slowly declining When it fell to nothing a revolution ensued and a new form of government was established The physicist like the biologist and the historian watch ed the effect of slowly varying exter nal conditions he saw the quality of persistence or stability gradually decaying until It vanished when there ensued what was called In politics a revolution These considerations led him to doubt whether biologists had been correct in looking for continuous transformation of species Judging by analogy they should rather expect to find slight continuous changes occurring during a long perI- od of time followed by a somewhat sudden transformation into a new species or by rapid extinction The time scale In the transmutation of species of animals was furnished by the geological record although it was not possible to translate that record into years Tho time needed for a change of typo in atoms or molecules might be measured by the millionth of a second while In the history of the stars continuous changes occupied millions of years Notwithstanding this gigantic contrast In speed the process involved seemed to be essentially tho same The study of stability and instability then furnished the problems which the physicist and bio logist alike attempted to solve Fascinating Idea The fascinating Idea that matter of all kinds had a common substratum was of remote antiquity In tho Mid die Ages the alchemists Inspired by this idea conceived the possibility of ti transforming the baser metals Into gold Although even the dissociative stage of the alchemlstlc problem still lay beyond the power of the chemist yet modern researches seemed to fur nish a sufficiently clear Idea of the structure of atoms to enable them to see what would have to be done to fect a transformation of elements Natural selection might seem at first sight as remote as the poles as under from the Idea of the alchemist yet dlssiclatlon and transmutation de pended on the Instability and regained stability of the atom and the surviv al of the stable atom depended on the principle of natural selection Within the last few years electrical researches had shown that the atom was not in divisible and a flood pffight had been thrown thereby Jon the ultimate con stitution of matter By yarlous con vergent lines of experiment it had been proved that the simplest of all atomsthat of hydrogen consisted of about 800 separate parts while the number of parts In the atom of the denser metals must be counted by tens of thousands These separate parts of the atom had been called corpuscles or electrons and might be described as particles of negative electricity Tho mochanism was as yet obscure wherebthe mutual repulsion of the negative corpuscles was restrained from breaking by the atom but a tive electrical charge or somethIngI equivalent must exist in the atom to prevent disruptionIElements Not Eternal If the elements were not eternal In the past was there any reason to be lieve that they would be eternal In the future Although the conception of the decay of an element and its spontaneous transmutation Into an other el emjtuts would have seemed solutely r ant to the chemist un ltIl recentljfjflet analogy with other movlngWsystema seemed to suggest that the eloments were not eternal Thomson conceived t1taD atom mlghtbe ho had devised an ptectricaFmmia turo planetary system which was a triumph of athematlcal powerthat he thought might be made to run for a million years but It would not be eternal Such a conclusion was an absolute contradiction to all that was known of the elements until recently for no symptoms of decay were per celved and the elements existing In th solar systm must already have last ed for millions of years Nevertheless there was good reason to believe that in radium and In other elements pos sessing very complex atoms they did actually observe that breakup and spontaneous rearrangement which con stituted a transmutation of elements It was impossible to say how science would solve the difficulty but future discovery of this field m ist prove deeply Interesting REBUKED BY EMPEROR Francis Joseph Is the Pope on Account Of a Breach of Etiquette Vienna August 19By a mistake committed because he has no idea of the strict etiquette of the Austrian court Pope Plus X has offered Emperor Francis Joseph- A short time ago the famous Hun garian painter Palay was received by the Pope In the Vatican and had a long conversation with His Holiness who treated him with great kindness Just before the artist was ready to leave the residence of the Pope His Holiness suddenly expressed a wish of decorating Archduke Eugene with a high order and asked Palay to hand It to him That the relations between Hungary and the Austrian court are strained at the present time never entered the mind of Pope Plus Palay went to Innsbruck where the Archduke resides but was very coldly received at the castle and when he attempted to hand the order to the Archduke he refused to accept it and asked a lackey to show the painter to his carriage The next day Emperor Francis Jos ephs Court Chamberlain officially noti fied the Pope that his action was a great breach of etiquette and that if in the future he wanted to bestow any orders upon any member of the im perial family he must do so through the diplomatic channels Dont fail to send your order for the pamphlet Woman and the Bible to Mrs Josephine Henry Versailles Kentucky t BIBLE INCON L SISTENCIES f B JOSEPHINE K HENRY It waji smooth sailing for orthodoxy until the human mlng began to ques in this day there is some thinking and bold questioning and there is great unrest In ZIon All this Is entirely the fault of the church for if all the doubts and contentions rest on the eternal rock of Truth it should demand investigation and settle them Sclencef and Reason are clamoring for fair treatment and common sense uses to accept anything less There are all sorts of ministerial associations but one should be form ed of the ablest clerics and Its name should be the Reconcilers whose duty should be to reconcile the con tradictions sexPlaln th impossibilities and absurdIties in the Holy Bible and remove the doubts of the Grand Army of skeptics who are searching for and thirsting for the truth The preacher tells us that God Is Not the author of evil and preach from Deuteronomy 224 to prove It A God of truth and without Iniquity JusU and right is he but the insplr r peacearidthat did created All things and that the d his the author of evil If God create4 all things then he must have createdj the devil then logically God Is then tthor of evil RohMps Zl says There Is no re SPectJpeIsons with God but InIsays Jacob have loved and Esau have I hated history of these two characters show Esau to have been a superior gentleman lnjrtlme and Jacob the most dg arlcter in the Holy Bible P sW swarm In Chris 1 Its ing tol jy human race a lovablSwfc ould tell Jacob to go way bacKaHLsit down Ezekiel 1832 says have no pleasure in the death of him that dlethI salth the Lord Godand Psalm says The Lord Is good to all and his tender mercies are over all his works I should think the people of Galveston and Martinique would think Jeremiah 1314 knew what he was talking about when he said I will not pity nor spare nor have mercy but destroy them Ezekiel 1820 says The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father and Exodus 205 says I the Lord thy God am a Jeolous God visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth 213 says The doers of the law shall be Justified and the 20th verse of the next chapter says By the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified Job 79 says As the cloud is sumed and vanishetb away so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more while First Corinthians 1532 says The trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raisedEcclesiastes 720 says For there Is not a just man upon the earth that doeth good and slnneth not The inspired Solomon wrote that yet- John contradicts the wisest man and says Whatsoever is born of God doth not commit sin he cannot sin because he is born of God He that commiteth sin is the devil And InI John first chapter and eighth verse It says If we say that we have noI sin we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in usINow is It up to the Reconcilers to determine whether Solomon or John is telling the truth It Is a logical conclusion that the truth Is notI In one of them and that one of them Is a deceiver If we can tie lieve David the man after Gods own heart when ho says All men are liars Solomon and John aro both in the list though one may bo a ger one than the other and David may grasp the palm from both ofI them I never had much faith In Davids Intgrltyslnce he sneaked around the chimney to watch Bath sheba taking a bath on the roof of the house and between the veracity of Solomon David and John there is little choice As Solomon had a ustlhave fIff ORell says that all men deceive their wives and I guess Max knows what he is talking about If a man with one wife deceives her think of Solomon who had to deceive a thou sand wives He must of necessity become the shampion liar of the race for we are all creatures of our en vironment and It does seem to me If I were a man enrlroned by a thous sand wives I would not only be a liar but would be forced to become a highwayman a pirate a traitor a thief a bushwhacker and a boxer all in one Solomon was always an Interesting character to me and when I get to writing about him I never know how to round to It is a dead certainty that Solomon had an interesting family Of course the 1000 Mrs Solomon were all church members and lived according to Scripture commands as ha did The Bible told of the ladles of Mrs Solo mons family If they would know anything they must learn of their husband at home Think of a thousand women want Ing to know a lot of things and one poor man expected to educate them and square things up with them I cant help having sympathy for Solomon and If I had been in his place I would have taken passage In a balloon fop heaven where women are not admitted Solomon though indulging In some inconsistencies made a name for himself but he paid dearly for It but as a thousand women got them selves up In widows weeds and wept at his departure from matrimonial bliss to heavenly ecstasy no wonder his memory is kept green But I believe I was writing about Bible Inconsistencies and here is one of them If God created all things In six days and these six days are now known to have been six days long creative periods or cons what be- Ings are to rest only at the end of every six cons no wonder the manu factured Machine Is running the rlbfach a ont bf themarkeL If this is soothe Holy Sabbath with Its Sunday Schools sermons and church connect ns is an Imposition on the Bible statement that the age of Me thuselah was 969 years and that he Iflthatwas ark He may have been an expert swimmer or he may have waded out The Bible Is silent on this point There are a few thousand other inconsis tencies In the Holy Bible but I have not the space to notice them here If the defenders of the infallible Bible can reconcile its inconsistencies NOW Is an opportune time to begin Here endeth the first lesson THE INGERSOLL MEMORIAL From Newton Iowa paper Owing to the unfavorable weather conditions only a few were in attend ance at the Ingersoll Memorial Sunday It is so rarely that a firstclass speaker can be secured on such occasions that many who had planned to attend were disappointed on account of the rain Those who ventured out were well repaid for their trouble Mr Win die is well known as an orator His magnificent physique and pleasing voice impresses and wins his audience from the start while thellogic of his discourse fills the mind with facts With the eloquence of the man in whose memory his voice was lifted he paid a glowing tribute to the great champion of liberty In Introduction he quoted word for word some of the classic gems that were uttered by that Incomparable orator Ingersolls scription of art dazzling In jewels of language his touching oration at the grave of his brother the address to the old soldiers at Indianapolis which brings tears to the eyes of every veteran wherever heard that wondrous description of childhood overflowing with hope and joy for the younger world and the sublime masterpiece the address on Lincoln all these the audience heard as if they were uttered by the Man of Genius himself The orator then dwelt upon the life and work of the great agnostic No one has ever questioned the private life of the dead patriot orator and philanthropist His sacrifices were recounted The fact that Ingersoll held his political ambition secondary to his love of truth was emphasized It was recalled that nothing but his opposi tion to orthodoxy stood between him and the presidency He pointed out that Ingersolls ideas of a future lif- eL f t J f U was the only logical conclusion pos sible in the presence of known facts The address was brilliant and was 1nwell deserving of more hearers T J KATINQj t JTHETHIS LITTLE PAPER t I want all friends of the Bladejto keep constantly in view the fact that this paper has but one purpose and that is the promotion of human and animal happiness and to under stand that this can only be done bybe ing good personally ourselves I am not an exponent of my own teaching I am a moral man but that is only a small part of being a gOO- One must be moral in order to i be good but being moral is only a small part of being good A man may do good though and t not even be a moral mane I would rather be an Immoral man and be all the time trying to make others happy i than to be a moral man and do noth ing for the good of others I am by most people who know about me thought to be a most wick ed man because I do not believe In religion There are some good people in all of the religious Christianity in cluded though Christianity Is by far the worst of all the religions but all religions is an unfortunate superstition because it teaches that believing something is better than doing good while doing good Is all there is in life that Is worth living for and there Is not only no virtue in believing any thing even if the belief Is rIght but the substitution of faith for good deeds makes people bigoted and tyrannical Christianity has always persecuted when It has had power even to burn- Ing at the stake those who did not be dove it and Christianity is today Just as tyrannical as It ever was and persecutes to the full extent of Us ability 4 McanInfidelity hi a word letwtrDi M y try to be good to and patient wlUiLj f all Christians because they are naturally t what they are being the pro 4 yt duct of generations of belief in a fool Ish supersition My very eventful life is known to many people With heredity working in my heart and brain I became a preacher and then seeing the error of all religions I have renounced It not simply as an inoffensive delusion but as one of the most demoralizing of all Influences keeping in mind that there are Christians who aria good and In r fidels who are bad I believe that in taking my recentj position the one that all the time in my heart I have longed for that there is nothing in life worth living for ex cept doing good lam one of the first of the pioneers in this great Idea that is now beginning to manifest Itself in many ways Religion is rapidly loslg Its hold upon the minds of the more Intelligent class and just In the same ratio the Idea of doing good as the only means of being happy the thing that all want to be is taking possession of the minds of the people o The Idea of being good and therefore happy has until now been so unfor tunately mixed up with religion that Intelligent and honest people for fear of being suspected of being religious have been ashamed to discuss the mat ters of goodness and happiness and this pair the most Important of all things on earth have been ignored and there Is not In the world today but this one little paper devoted to the only rational Idea of being good and happy- It is this idea of being happy by do- Ing good that has made the Infidel Carnegie give away his millions avoid ing giving to churches and that Is making the Christian Rockefeller give his millions to a school of which liar per an Infidel is president Lexington and Cincinnati have col leges managed by Christians and nobody is going to give them millions though there are other reasons why Lexington should be one of the great est educational centers In America i There Is not a place in the whole of America that offers the material vantages for education that Lexington doesIts fame for health and beauty and Its central lcatlon but no wise millionaire is going to give his mon ey to a Lexington school because Lexington Is a hot bed of religion and i religious bigotry and there Is no Infl del Influence in tile town and there fore the town la filled with the in j ttf t Jyd fluento of whisky and race horses andI 4aM kinds of gambling and bad men and murder and suicide and as sasslnaton and now as the latest archyf has broken out in Lexington In the shape of burning the property of f rich men- The highest society in Lexington f will honor and praise the vilest lying assassins and the highest lffamilies in Lexington steal money o- fJ which they have charge as officers of the law and are not disgraced by r I have seen Sodom and Gomorn Those two towns in their days of if greatest renown were ideal places l compared with Lexington Nothing was even said against the morality of those two towns except that they twere given to sexual Indecency and has a whole quarter of the f city devoted to that purpose and r known to be by all men and women s In the town In all the pending negotiations be tween the Japanese Infidels and the Russians Christians as during the fighting the moral superiority of the Infidel to the Christian has been mat test to the world Any reasonable people can see that mine is a peculiar case No man who knows me suspects me of any motive than the one burning ambition to become a great means of doing good to the world I not only do not want any money for it but welcome the hard struggle for existence that my i family and I have had In this specially unfortunate year for our farming In terests and I want to die poor mysel and willing that they should be lleving that some how it would be for the greatest good of all of us I can only have a few more years to live and have no desire for lif- apart from the one Idea of doing good I would not give a cent for a monument as high as that of George Wash- Ington and the vanity and lies and flowers and hypocrisy that are plied upon the graves of our dead are dls rgusting to me fame of Roosevelt and the money of Rockefeller are not such f things as excite my admiration I mire such men as Tom Paine and Llr coin and John Brown and Cassius M mmFdered a negro is to me a great mar Tolstoi is one of my Ideals I woul like to be like any of those men bar ring the oae thing of killing the ne- gro I want this little paper and lts frieads to be a leader In this glee- ldeaof doing good I am notHjyMit a model manora genius and I am old and often despon deatvand I will have to rely upc others to kelp tae In this purposeI ClIwant In the way to being instr mental 1n starting people of any and all kinds In the idea of being personally good and doing good all the time to any body and in any way that we cat find opportunity to do and do this a means of making ourselves happy In this life because this is the only life and there Is no sense In trying to get people to be good except by showing them that It Is to their advantage to be in doing this we should all speak kindly of others whenever we can do so and refrain from speaking evil of others except when the defense of good morals demands that we should condemn those who persist In doing what is for the public detriment and then It Is just as much our duty to condemn vice as It Is to commend own writing for this paper I have not been a model for others but I want others to do better than I havi very peculiar history of myself and this little paper points to the two as being probably the most efficient means for the propagation of morals now in America Everything in mi life has more than surpassed my fondest anticipation though I have gone through much that was hard to realize It and I now believe that this lIttle paper Is going to become famous as being the only paper ever published In the whole world In which the propagation of good morals as a source of happiness on earth EFFECT OF THE BLADE I have lately met a man about 40 years old who lives over a thousand miles from Kentucky and Is a reader of the Blade and of my books He has plenty of money and loves tobacco but for three years he has not tasted It I suppose I hardly ever say any thing for morals that does not affect some body and I am going to keep on IthEXCURSION MACKINAC ISLAND Tuesday September 5th via QUEEN AND CRESCENT ROUTE 745 Round Trip From Lexington Tickets sold for continuous passage In connection1 with C H and D spe cial train leaving Cincinnati 845 a m Bemptember 6th Tickets good ten days from date of sale Ask ticket agent for particulars I i l 1fi jf DEATH AN- ETERNAL SLEEp WITH FREEDOM FROM PAIN The average Christian says cannot see what Is the object of life less a man Is immortal I cannot see how any one can be happy who docs not believe In a future life and Paul declared he would oe the most miser ble of men without the belief In a ture life Bitter experiences In this life prompted Pauls groan just as they have planted In the human mind the hope of a system of relief and reo wards The shallow pessimism which without the excuse of hardship or persecution talks lightly of suicide If Immortality be a dream undervalue the most unselfish heroic and enduro ing forms of human endeavor which are the lovers of the worlds progres and looks upon virtue as a worthless investment unless It brings In a never ceasing percent Our estimate of the value and purpose of life on this particular plane since we have no knowledge of other To judge It by the light of a hypnotlcal future Is to admit that the present Is a failurean unpleasant reflection for those who believe the world to be under the guidance oran overruling providence It Is not beyond human knowledge to prove that the purpose for which we were born can be fulfilled only ter death There Is a sweeping assertion and generally believed that all human Ings have a horror of annihilation This assertion is made by those who have not had many opportunities to learn the facts or availed themselves of those they had The Society for Psychical search Is sending out circular ters asking all classes of people If they desired life beyond the gravel The number of emphatic negative plies prove conclusively that a horror of annihilation Is not general All human beings ball sleep as their greatest blessing yet sound and dreamless sleep Is virtual annihilation as long as It lasts If this should last a million years through eternity the sleeper coup be no worse off There are mind ufflciently logical to accept the Idea 0 annihilation as far as preferabli io tlie eternal duties fljrtaoit- he parlous heavens held outreF- ards by the religions of the wart The great offending of the 1tal Ingersoll was that he honestly said hat he did not know Whether or not here was another life after this one For this he would never be forgiver by those whose religion teaches give your enemies Are our Christian friends dead sure they know Is It not a fact that a doubt or denial of im mortality excludes from the Christian fold Yet Is It not a fact too that the pinions of doctors of divinity the Archbishop of Canterbury or the Pope of Rome are of no more value on this unsolvable question than the opinion of the most unlettered and mystifies questioner What lies beyond this strange axis snce we call life Is profound mystery which no religion or system of theology can solve If we live after this life It Is a fact In nature If lose our personality and are cast to the crucible of this wonderful cos mos that Is a fact In nature which no belief or unbelief can affect Is the fear of not living forever more sad than that of not having existed ways Is any human being grieving day because he was not In existence when America was discovered Need we grieve because we shall not be ii existence ten centuries hence It care seriously doubted whether the be lIet In Immortality has a salutary fect upon the race If it Is true out brief span of mortal existence should be entirely devoted to preparation for Immortal existence Certainly the ma jorlty who believe In personal Immortality fall to lead the lives that would ecure the rewards promised The fact that human beings are riven to devote all their time and ergy to supply the strenuously Ing needs of this life Is strongly SUgj estlve of the Idea that this life Is not a preparatory one but one complete in the writer of this Idea of everlasting personal existence Is the most appalling one ever offered to the man mind for acceptance yet without an iota of proof to support It it Is accepted as a fact But we should member that nothing in the coostl tutlon of the universe guarantee bu manlty against disappointment and JUuslon The Bible says Blessed are- the dead for they rest from their Jabor and their works do follow them What grander Immortality could be desired than that our works our thoughts and our aspirations should i t- 11 live In the lives of those that follow usAnnihilation Is perfect rest painlessness freedom from all Impressions that rack and torment the corporal or mental being and Is evidently desired by the writer after the compl tlon of a normal life and upon the appearance of the unavoidable Infir mlties of old age There can be no pain in annihllatlo any more than in the repose of sleep Blessed sleepl that brings forgetfulness of every pain in annihilation any more than dread danger Is not the plowboy fastI asleep more to be envied than prince wide awake The prospect of proving the doctrine of immortality is not encouraging and if correct data could be obtained on this question we predict that an aston tellingly large number of the most In telllgent people are firm and consl tent in their belief that death Is an eternal restJOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Marshall Ill August 19051 Editor B G Find BladeIwhich I would ment showing how God moves InI a mysterious way his wonders to per one alluding to H M Brooks Is from flip Clark County Democrat own county paper Rev Brooks IS8 man of great Intelligence and Is con sldered one of the ablest preachers in this part of tho country He Is a splendid writer and a brilliant orator Not long ago he wrote n book titled The Church Impeached Now he comes out squarely and says there is no devil l hope you will common upon this In such a way as to show that there is no God and I believe this erratic fellow will then fall to our Infidel ranks If you see fit to comment upon Brooks I will send him my copy of the Blade Yours for Reason- J H SCHWARTZ The clipping is as follows Brooks Says no Devil Rev H M Brooks who formerly preached in the Christian Church In this city has announced that there Is no devil He holds that the evil one la only a creature of the Inmginatloi Rev Brooks Is rather an erratic low who enjoys newspaper notoriety No I would not try to rim that there is no vheh bovo the belief la a blY800rigetabo ebof the Old Testament JUHMSVKIS oWn accord and it you take the devil from the teachings of the New Testament here is nothing esenttally debaslni In believing In the God of the Nov Testament Ever since I was In Jerusalem and here became satisfied that there war a man largely corresponding with the itory of Jesus Christ who was cruel led there though he doubtless had Imperfections as all men have I an Inclined to hope that he never taught he horrible stories about the devil md hell that are Imputed to him it he N T but that those stories have been added by the priests for the purpose of frightening people Into the church as the priests of other yell lions have done The fear of hell has caused more nlsery to the world than war peso ence and famine combined and aken from the Christian religion robs hat religion of its power for tyranny I do not suppose there is an Intel gent white preacher any where who really believes In a devil but they lave to keep up the pretense of doing so In order to keep up their business On ordinary occasions now in Lex- Ington I do not think any pastor even preaches about hell or the devil It Is considered coarse and Impolite as wearing generally Is but on reviv al occasions they send for an evan chat whose specialty Is hell and the devil He is always regarded as a econd rate preacher who cannot get a pastorate and many people smile at his ravings but It is considered ecessary to frighten school children Into the church and this and the aP1 peal to the sexual passions of boys and girls are all that now brings anybody into the church Such a thing as Intelligent matured men joining the church In Lexington has not happened In 25 years so far- as I know No let Brother Brooks alone and be kind to him and thank hlin for what he has done and get him to write a letter to the Blade bout being happy by being good nd It wont make any difference bout his believing in a God A man who has had the manhood torepu- dlate the popular superstition about the devil will never probably be an enemy to his fellow man The way that Christian editor eaks of him as an erratic fellow and as enjoying newspaper n orlej tymentlon 111In little local raperII that has to ponder to religion help to open Brooks eyes and there Is a good fighting chance that ulU mately he will join the procession of men and women who are repudlatii religion and that he will help the great work of trying to make people happy by doing good Give him my oveIThe Christian church as It wns started and named by my grandfather Stone was a grand Improvement upon any of the sects of Christian of its day Stone really was a great and good and modest and selfsacrificing man and the Christian church of this day with all the pomp and vanity and fake of the very worst of the Chris tlan sects Is the work of Alexander Campbell who diverted and perverted the work of Barton W Stone The preacher of that church now have Rev before their names and- ID D after them when even Stone was called only Elder or Father by the thousands who loved him when he became old Good men In that church who are preachers if there are now any ought to get If Txwlble the suchI phy of Stone and try to go his pure and simple life I would be almost willing to preach as he did If I could do It but there Is no class of men in the world more of fenslVe to me than the fat and pan pered Campbell Ito preacher who lives In Lexington In the finest of houses and has the finest eating and and the finest clothes with talk about his Impurity with women and of his having gotten money fraudulently These preachers are presumed no er to know anything about what I sa In this paper but let me charge anyone of them with any thing that Is libelous and would soon hear from It and the fact that I say what Iat here saying over antI over again will out a challenge from any of then shows that they know that what I say Is an opening for a man like Brooks to do good OMANS PARADISEIS IN BURMA It Is a mere assumption for Ohfi Cans to claim that their religion alone has recognized the human right of women and extended to them the liberty they enjoy This Is on a par with the claim that Christians alone practice virtue when the truth is gfl PDA t virtuousOi M earth They are jklndiy and pe jfealidso humane thy do not ever butcher animals for food The Chris tans are not content with the whole Hale butchery of animals but they utcher human beings of their own ellgion or any other when they want to rob them or subdue them Tho Christian thirsts for money and power and will employ any means to obtain them The condition of women in Burial Is an object lesson for Christendom iurmah should be called womans arthly paradise In Burmah the women enjoy absolutely personal liberty Law religion and custom alike con cede to them equality with men The laws of inheritance do not make any istinctlon between male and female children and the Inheritance Is equally divided among sons and daughters A girl can marry when and whom she ikes without being dictated to by her parents in her choice of a husband The wife after marriage re tans her maiden name so that the name does not indicate whether a woman Is married or single All that the woman brings into her married Ufe as well as everything she earns after marriage belongs to her She manages her own property Generally usband and wife have each a differ f1halfImost any cause and are not upon as scandalous But In spite the ease with which divorces are lined less than 1 per cent of theI tarried avail themselves of this IIlge and those who have been dl arced almost onethird remarry each other after a short time In cases of divorce It Is customary for the father o take the sons while the mother takes the daughters with 8CClIh11tohappened that married people blessedI with children have been The vexed marriage and divorce question of the United States might be settled by learning some lessons from Burmah JOSEPHINE K HENRY EDUCATION IN FRANCE Twenty years ago the Catholic church had still virtual control French education Symbols of Cath- ollc faith were found everywhere school buildings The catechism was- on a par with arithmetic and Roman it I I4 b BEAUTY SPoTSS MINNESOTA LAjEE PARK REGION LAKE MONTANA LAKE CHELAE WASHINGTON u BEAUTIFUL PUGET SOUND AVAIL YOURSELF OF STOPOVER PRIVILEO WHILE OR YOUR WAY TO THE Lewis Clark Exposition VIA THE Great Northern RailwayT- HE COMFORTABLE WAY 1r BM or Infcreation Addres SUfrwwUtto toGreat l rtbern RallWQ BOOBLSIWwiIIzY JIMar TnSe KIt 1R- An Catholic prayers were recited several times a day notwithstanding the pro ence of nonCatholics So great was the power of the clergy that In places not a few the local priest became a real despot for the local teacher This was an anachronism which could not last In 1882 the parliament aft long and stormy discussionsvote- the secularization of the comnic schools Instead of the religious practices and the mechanical teaching of the catechism the teaching of morals was Introduced and great efforts were made In a new way for the provement of character Meanwhile with their manifest Imperfections the schools have become institutions notj only to make the pupils think think right then feel right then willi right then do right and finally right the permanence of which at the head of the French Republic have long realized that the coming generations must be protected from the Influence of the clergy to save France from moral sexual and physical degeneracy With all Its boasted moral and religious training the sexual Instinct has become perverted and the population Is at a standstill France is pointed to asa sexual pervert by every nation of the earth Why should such a state of morals obtain in a land where the Catholic clergy have had absolute sway for centuries But now thanks to the Rationalist sown by Volt QamfeetU Paul Burt andirundreeisof other great RaU of the Frenclbeingwarded child Is against the pot lotions of priest craft The Jesuits are on the go France through secular education of her com Ing generations will regain her moralI tone and again take her place the healthy pure minded people theI earth J B WILSON RELIGIOUS RECORDS Rockford Illinois claims to be the most religious town in the United States 90 per cent of the people said having declared a belief to Christianity Some years ago before became a pronounced unbeliever a religious census was taken In this town I was asked what church I onged to I said I did not belong to any I was then asked what church attended I replied that I usually at rlrogator IIwerehad nqt developed BJufndent stand necessary In such cases and I know jf a number of persons who did the very same way and that is how the large percentages are made for the Christian census The same methods ire practiced In procuring signers for religious petitions That 10 per cent af good sound timbered Infidels In Rockford ought to roll up their sleeves and go to work Rockford iont need a revival of religion this winter HARRIET M CLOSZ A THOUSAND PRIESTS Madrid Aug 17A thousand Span- Ish priests met under the presidency of 18 bishops and adopted the follow- Ing resolutions All good Catholics nust work first for the reestablish nent of the states of the church secondly for the Increase of the Peters pence thirdly for placing religious orders above the common law fourth Iy for placing all schools under the ontrol of the church permitting only priests and nuns to act as teachers Could there bo any greater show on arth than that of a thousand assem bled priestswith their imbruted bodies and villainous faces There used to baa little Inquisition In Spain priests didnt have to assemble Iand and declare rights privileges They lust took ie t t what they wanted and asked nothing i of the government of the people The above resolution would Indicate thattthey are no won the def lveW COMPLIMENT FROM A DISTILLER t i fA lady relative of Colonel JambsV 9il1tlUngsome one that Colonel Pepper ha said of me T would rather have brains than any mans In Keiitu ckyj I never met Colonel Pepper but once some twenty years ago arid Jie acted the elegant ands generous gentleman toward me then though he knew I was then just as much opw sed to his busirieee as I am n w Isf 1 print this to show the ealtall in which lam held by the peopled my own State even though they wil naturally be prejudiced against quality- of It is not the amount or the the brain I have that o en s tac fe r to some people but the fact that I tjse 0 what brain I have it REDUCED RATES QUEEN AND CRESCENT R E To Boone County Fair Florana y August 30th Sept 2nd 1yeOne Fare for the Roundr Tickets on sale above d to WoOdsIde Ky Final Hmlt Ask Id ticket agents fW pir ley Y rlrSend ih your orderforAD Wt IfRome book so you can getoffirst from the press as orders fllled as received lara UHOEA ao YEARs I MARKI DEMONS CopvmoHT Ac skethanddeeoelptbnasuqulcklf iDrobablyy lloneetrlctl oonedentsi Handblwkoa ntMftt eentfreeOileatagoncyforaeroreatyataratenie notice without Sdtntlfk AmrkaLrhandeomerr tnaatrate4 calauonofam journAl ter rrIrl four nontbe 1 bew4eleta IIIUNI CO311Ir y ttraDOlllee e Sti 4 Good Route to Try ii It traverses a rtctf undeveloped resources aterrit containing unlimited posaibllltles- agriculture horticulture clock ing mining and nunuftcturiag last but not least It Is t The Scenic Heiif forTourists J The Frisco System aer titer traveling public zuellentMnrtc fast time Between St Louis and City and pole IB Missouri Arkansas Oklahoma Indian srri tory Texas and tne Southwest Between Kansas City and peiate In Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham sad MMB phis and points la KansasArtiness Oklahoma Indian Territory Terse jaaid the West sad Southwest fullinronnadonu to nuts aid rates cheerfully fyraleked npen apf aOa to any f rsseatadvs ffitlM cjaa c I- sPmgr Trttlr DMarlet EIrga 4tiiiILA- ti It kY THpANT DELUSION BY OTTO WETTSTEIN A person must never ask whether truth IsTprofltable or becomes a calam ity and stnNitscheU- nless accept the testimony of the Bible as conclusive what evi dente have you of Gods existence and mans Immortality Gladstone The above Is a frank concession t a JeMpox logic reason analogy personal observation and experience do hot andl cannot supply proof of a God ant of mans personal posthumous existence And In this day of revisions of new theologies of higher criticisms etc substltbtlng mans fallibility for vine Infallibility the Bible of course must Itself be proved first before Its testimony can be admitted as proof Because when science has exhaust edcurrlculum of knowledge It t absolutely nothing of a God mans mortality priests and preachers should rred from the open court of de because as persons prejudiced I or interested In a criminal re rejected as jurors or judges two who are pecuniarily interest superrnof polemics Itarriet Martineau said From they Intent when a man desires to find truth on ono side rather than t Other Itls all oyer with him as a hcrJs it reasonable then siethat those who are depen ioa the general dissemination e theology for their bread and could or would impartially fpre5en the arguments against this SeTleT 3Solebti0ts and laymen therefore must aventiially settle these ques 1 uoBJKJ it fearlessly sweep aside the dense well of mystery which priests in alt ages have woven around nature life laRd man comparatively little of mystery remains The unseen spooks bf theology are vastly more myster iourthan nature and life Nature and own we JoWiatle to be facts Of innumerableasfinite MhoBte we know absolutely noth- Ing Tt r NiKui is prefclsely what It appears to be beitn4dby science Iii is t pregl what we know him to be as defined by physiology Wherever there are phenomena there te matter This we know and this iall we know Theists have eve pltedtPe presence oia su oflmUesthe c elusion first advanced by Tyn Ml matter the basis and contains within Itself the promise and poten fotatt life Mar is not Inert and dead as man zhassi ppoaed It to be On the contrary ffltjls l fe and potentially Itselfno ex Kutranc us agent needed to evolve the mjaad mouse men on constellations natures laboratory It ia continual Mactive pregnant with life worlds lyBtenw Thus physical and em forces conditions favoring odace 1nXopla nhlsproduces e lowest forms of animal lifea llv ceUlaac or stomach The asslml ion ffOoil being agreeable to Its stance it struggles for more to Us cravings then the strug m existence begins and time- volution Is not 6000 but clay thousand billions of yearsAn- educe man No volition de arbitrary caprice about it Ir Physical condltlonss favor Her pure and simple solitary ne without exernal or super rhere there and everywhere out boundless space will pro Imal life and It would requIre- s millions of Gods to prevent than a single God to create infinite aggregation ver there a man there Is al etructure In tho absence physical organism man has eon recognized by science aism Is man and man is IslEtTo insist man can ex let hot sit le positing miracle and equivalent t affirming that man can if etlstmade out of nothing o l Rli an animal born of woman Science reaches this and knows no more about It This physical structure Is af necessity to tho origin of fit man therefore It must be a necessity to the coBtiHUaUoo of man Wh- enjafteldeaththl organism is disinte or Inhumated this lifVicliU mano course exists no more he is dead his form and per soagl ttr vanished forever Is aotkuethta cpynterpart of Insoular spirit survives and e1frGID the body when a man t t Itt dies and which assumes the form and functions of the decreased during eternity It Is not true and is contrary to science reason and observation Not oven the breath escapes the physi cal functions and processes of the complex structure simply cease This is death tho end of personal life and consciousness nothing more noth ing less Everybody knows this it is an every day selfevident fact why IImanAbsolutely nothing emerges from man when he dies It Is far more rational to believe that the Jeno Splr Ituallsts who claim to have seen spir its emerge from the dying were do celved or selfhypnotized than that such phenomena could occur yet not possible of corroboration by scientific Investigation It cremated all is absorbed in gasses and smoke cept a few ounces of ashes Every particle of the matter contitutlng man survives to mingle and unite again with other forms but the Indlji vidual farm cremated of necessity vanishes forever There Is no mystery about death whatever It Is precisely what It ap pears to hethe dissolution and endJ of the dying Man Is a form of matterthis form constitutes mans personality or his ego his ego is this form Without the one the other can not exist All forms are transient notablebegin and endI The material comprising these forms alone is eternal Hence man can not be immortal- Immortality implies a man made ofI nothing His bones flesh organ muscles arteries nerves brain andI blood decompose and soon vanish af ter death What is left then to per petuate this man Nothing mire cle a name a hope a phantom ghost or spook If man can not come into existence without the physical physicalBut it is insisted his soul sur vlves But what Is the soul If any thing It Is our consciousness or mind while we livethe physical func tions of man or beast But where there Is thought there must be a thinkersome animal or organic structure which thinks Minds sen sation or consciousness are functions or processes of living organic structures only not entltifs perse Hence when the person who Uilnka exists no more the function this per Son of course also other per eoawho Jlve a jet uate the race but only as long as phy rslcalcondlUonsupontijls se planet earth will and the earth Itself in time will be persists nothing nature Is eternal except matter Instead of conceited manthe crowning work of nature being Immortal the least form bf matter the ultimate atom constituting In infinite aggregation the sum total of all existencealone Is eternal and immutable in the past and future Spookists will decry this as horrid doctrine montrous etc and Indlg nanUy ask Shall we die like brutes No not at all I for one pect my environments to be much more comfortable and aesthetic than those of our fourfooted relatives and to die like a man butnote well Mr Parsonour birth having been a very similar process to the birth ol a brute our final exit of necessity will be very similar also But suppose the doctrine of the naturalist were horridIt is notIs that an argument against it being consistent with the fact and truth Is it not horrid that we are born with a death sentence pronounced over us that life Is so short that we age and lose our capacity for enjoy ment so fast that afflictions Innumerable overtake us that often when we have tolled and worked for years to build a beautiful home illfortune or death overtakes us leaving others to enjoy It etc If our instincts likes and dislikes could be a factor to change our fate in life would we not avoid all the vicissitudes and live on this earth In this life contented and happy eternally But what does nature or God care for our Instincts longings and desires No more than the man In tho moon Then how can our unreasonable and morbid desire for eternal life be a factor to cause that our desires for such a state will be realized But even admitting for argument sake that this doctrine of non exis tense after death is horrid what has Christianity to otter that Is less horrid or more consoling Hell and eternal torment for the manyeter nal joys for the few And It Is of no avail to expurgate this hellish- doctrine from ChristianityIt can not be done Hell and Christianity must and will stand or fall together t If Christ did not die to save sin ners heathens and unbelievers from t hell and eternal torment his sacrifice was deliberate murder and the entire scheme of Christian salvation a childs fable to scare Ignorant mortals Into obedience to the church and rob them of their money Hear what a few prominent Chicago preachers have to say on the subject Rev Dr Herrick Johnson Will you tell me what gospel of salvation Is and why a gospel of salvation should be preached that saves from Dr Anderson If the wore It11e Bible does not express the ide of unending punishment of the wIck- ed then It does not prove the unend- Ing happiness of the righteous Rev Dr Goodwin These testimon tea quoted below make It clear yond a doubt that the doctrine of eternal punishment is established by the scriptures If It is not so established nothing Is and I would rather give up the doctrine of the Trinity of Christs divinity than this If the evi dence quoted can be again said then Christians haVo no foundations on which to rest their faith Rev Mr Moody I have little sym pathy with those people whore rising up now trying to make us disbe Hove the Old Testament If you are going to throw out one of the Testa ments It will not be long before tno whole will go We want to believe the whole thing It stands and falls together Men say You do not be llevo the story of Lots wife or Jonah and the whale I believe them as I do that the cross was erected on Cal vary The Idea of men reading the Bible with a penknife In their hands cutting out what they dont likel The shortest way Is to give up the whole is the true uncompromising spirit of all religions and unless the apostates from the established schools can maintain their new faith upon a basis of science logic and- reasonwhich they can not their several New Theologies must be as jetted the old There is no compro peremptorily rejected as they have re- mise no halfway house no stopping place between a solitary doubt In the infallibility of the Bible and radical Atheism between Calvinism and Nat uralism Those who still cling to and hold sacred the idea of a heaven and a God in any form have no logical right to reject the minor miracles of the Bible because their God no matter what the concept and their heat en and spirits tower as far above the miracles t1 yhaverejectedl a mountain above ananttWll tlitti cllfsd eiTLL be evident to every thoughtful mind that materialism Is far better philoso phy to live and die by than Christianity As grief pain and tears can not be the lot of the unborn so miseryI can not be the fate of the The present condition of past and future generation Is identical To grieve over tho nonexistence of the dead on their account Implies the duty to grieve over the nonexistence of the countless millions not yet a priest ever uttered a prayer or mumbled a mass to save a soul not yet born If not then why mourn over or pray for the dead All was well a hundred years agoall will bo well a hundred years hence There is danger in living none in dying RELIGION AND ILLITERACY Where any religion rolgns absolutely and particularly where the Christian religion has reigned longest and directed the morals and education of the people there will be found today the greatest per centage of Illiteracy and vice This one fact and argument everyarthe acceptance and malntainanco of the Christian faith According to a late statistical report Russia Romania and Servia the most religious countries in the world are tho least civilized the rate of illit eracy being eighty to every of follows the population Other hundredI Roman Catholics Spain to every Italy 48 to every OOIHungary 43 to Austria 39 to every 100 Mixed Catholics and Protestants Ireland 21 to every 100 France to every 100 Belgium to every 100IHolland 10 to every 10 Protestant England 8 to every 100 United States to every 100 Scotland to every 100 German Empire to every 100 Scondanlvlan none These are interesting figures Ten years ago the rate of illiteracy In Spain was77now it Is 65 The reason for the difference Is evIdent The power Is shifting into the hands of the people who are stoning prtgsts and monasteries and clamoring for education and equal rights The voice of the Infidel can pow bo heard In L J Spain without fear of the rack and the Iron Virgin Ten years ago the rate in Italy was Now It Is 48 The reason here Is also plain Freethinkers are now In control of the government Brunos statue stands unmolested facing the Vatican An enforced toleration ex ists and the pressure of the outside world Is too great for superstition to stangle knowledge The ratio of Illiteracy Is materally lessened In Catholic Ireland and France principally due to Infidel and Protestant invasion The Infidel rules France todaytherefore the government la Republic and the Jesuit schools which keep children Ignorant and train are bang where The closedIremarkably low In the United States IIItoamong the negroes In the South The normal rate is only three to the hun dredScandinavia which is mixed Pro testantand Infidel has the lowest rate The country and people like Scotland are poor and they realize more acutely the advantages and necessities of education Climate must be taken Into consid eration however accounting for rellI gion and Illiteracy being homogeneous to each other All the dominant superstitions of the world have sprung from the trop- Ics where the emotions and passions govern Just as they have spread to the Temperate Zone where the ulty or reason dominates these superstitions weaken disintegrate and are finally merged Into Rationalism in all its many and various degrees Any one having but an ordinary knowledge of the worlds history is able to perceive that just as men have developed the Temperate Zone and advanced Intellectually they have cast aside the tropical supersti tions which their forefathers brought with them It has been the struggle of a thousand years and It is not yet completed But the intercommunication of nations Is bound In time to dethrone Christianity Tho evolution of the wheel from the segment of a log to the mighty iron castings which bear our pondoous locomotives has done more to educate and civilize the world and bring Its people together and soften down the hate and aspen ties of natloirSrfand religions than all the viorsand popes that evR wayw keptChations- grit others throats whiti jelectrlclty have brought intone travel and are gradually broadening and merge ing the human family Into one com munity of Interests Religion can no longer dominate the world for the simple reason that It can no longer work In secret By electricity every act of church and state must immediately face the pub lie opjnion of the whole world and against this they cannot stand HELL IS GROWING HOTTER r We Americans Imagine that no other people are making the intellectual strides that we are but while we are tramping all around on other peoples toes with our heads so high we cant see the effects created lone Individuals rise occasionally in other parts of the world and say something which our selfassumed superiority characterizes as Insane ravings Some time ago a high church man of England Rev Freemantle declar ed his disbelief In the Immaculate con ception and resurrection of Jesus He was denounced as an Idiot Now comes Canon Page Roberts of St Peters London and denounces the doctrine of Hell He declares that While Science and Philosophy con staidly change for the better theology stubbornly clings to the same old views from age to age Listen and you may hear the thun Amerlon Roberts talks like a lunatic Shades of the martyred heretics Is a man living in the 20th century to be called a lunatic because he does not believe In Hell Are wo to re turn to the Inquisition We have been told that Ingersoll was a back number that Hell has been long ex tinguished but here is a man who calls a brother minister a lunatic because he denounces the doctrine of Reverend critic further states The church has always believed In an unending hell and It Is not at all particular to explain away the literal fire This Is always was and always will be the doctrine of the church Is this expresloQ to represent the boasted progress and enlightened Ideas of America It looks Ilka we need several more Ingersolls to assist with good fire extinguishers before the flames bf hell aro subdued This Ific Y4t I 1 declaration that This is was and always will be tho dfoctrfne ot the church ought to haVe theeffect of showing peoples where they stan on the brink of the burnlng preclpfeci and turn the tide of Inhumafl actions into the channels of justice But It does not because If we sin we have an advocate with the father and can escape the abyss of torture Then a good Methodist undertakes to fly Canon Roberts with ministerial logic He says When a minister begins to preach against hell It Is a sign he Is going to hell and knows it The same reasoning might be ap plied this way When a man does not preach against hell It Is a sign he is going there but dont know it Behold on what a slender thread hangs all eternal things What a small thing may consign one to eter burning This Christian logician also Informs us that The doctrine hell Is not preached nearly as much as It should be and conversions are falling off In the same ratio The doctrines that souls are annihilated at death or subjected to discipline and finally restored to favor with God are mischievous errors and without foundation In the word How these men representing the meek and lowly Jesus regret that hell cannot be made still hotter so that there might be weeping and rail- Ing and gnashing of teeth in fearful anticipation before death C Still another confirm the above Rev Dr A D Traveller secretary of City Mission says Put me down as believing In a straight Methodist hell- believe the punishments of hell will be unending and hopeless Such ex pressions as these ministers have made about the old theology of hell ought to horrify any thinking person Science has long since demonstrated that the hell of the Bible is an absolute Impossibility Human decrees have relegated its monstrous teaching to the past Years ago I read a symposium by several ministers on this subject and but one D L Moody clung to the old Idea and I had thought that Moody and Spuxgeon were the only two ministers who defended the doctrine of a literal hell during recent years and as they are both dead I foolshly believed that we would experience no more trouble from that Christian purlfer but here wo are confronted with the same old monster which like the cat has seven lives and must be killed over again and again so put on your armor In fidels and charge the enemy with renewed 0an2 noJlve uptlevfight ant HARRIET M CLOSZ ONE OF MY NEIGHBORS Everybodys Magazine for September In Lawsons Frenzied Finance gives a long review of my million aire neighbor Jim Keene alias James R Keene So far as I know of him his religious orthodoxy has never been doubted and Lawsonsays of him that he has devoted his life to vengeance upon the other million aires of New York because Jay Gould robbed him of the first six millions of dollars that he ever had arid hla plan of operation seems to have been to bribe those In the service of his ene mies so as to get their secrets With all of his millions of dollars his farm lying along beside my home Is covered with weeds and if ho has ever in any way given one dollarto any poor person here or any where else I have never heard of it and I have pretty it straight that this man who when a poor man was a kind good man is now selfish and soured against the whole world There are men like this who ore filling the country with Socialists ani Anarchists and I suppose he has never seen a happy day In many years and that his highest conception of happiness is to get some millions of dollars from some rival that he yet when Keene dies a lot of lying preacher sycophants and lick eplttes will In order to get some of his money send him off to heaves to tic In Abrahams bosom with Lazarus and laugh at Dives In hell begging for a drink of water I have seen the home of Dives In Jerusalem and though It Is the finest residence In that town It is tot halt as fine as the stable of my neighbor J B Haggin the Episcopal Christian and In all of Jerusalem and in the New Testament there is no charge against Dives except that he was rich and that In the estimation of 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the crimeI committed la the world five per o Is a generous proportion for women though their burdens are fifty per cent harder to bear The Church muzzles women and puts her to work and the state makes her an outland cajoles her into being a wlrepull er for political parties It is bad enough to be outlawed for crime but when American women are outlawed on account of sex and for no othor reason under the sun It Is time to take to lawbreaking for prestige Think of the travesty on Liberty be- Ing typified by a woman Every time I see a statue of the Goddess of erty I feel like overturning the pedestal and blasting it to atoms As long as women are kept in political slavery a flag of black and green and yellow means as much to them as the red white and blue of the Star Spangled Banner that professes to float over the land of the free and the home of the brave- Where are the free and the brave In this country Men born of slave women cannot be free and men who fear to give their mothers and wives political power are not brave It Is wonderful how lawabiding women are How they can be expected to show moral obligation to laws made by men who have condemned them as outlaws What a mockery to try r woman by a Jury when that Jury con slsts of men instructed from culine laws If I were a masculli e Judge before whom a woman was to be tried I would vacate the bench i rather than trample on the rights of a human being who is already con damned to ecclesiastical political and social bondage A male judgeand a male jury trying a woman is about on a par with a 20yearold athlete whipping his grandmother ConsIder- Ing the indignities and injustice dealt out to woman in our Christian civil zation it is wonderful how few women transgress the laws and those who do are often better members of soclet than the judges and juries before whom they are tried There never has been a stable and just government or a moral civilization and there never will be unUl the combined wisdom and morality of women and men direct them and this can never be until the influenc of the Holy Bible and the priest Is wlpped from the face of the earth Mrs Tuttle speaks a ringing truth when she says The grandeur and strength of tions Lies in the mothers of men- WELCHWILKINSON DEBATE Oscar I T August 14 1905 Brother Moore Inclosed find a clipping from the Oklahoman of August 4 relating how a preacher prevailed upon a sister to step out upon the promise of God with 750 after which step and die bursement of the cash he the usual case of regrets contractedI claration that the man of walk the earth as eunuch would If liVed up to come fewer females to set foot upon the divine promise and die courage the usual distribution of some other mans hard earned dollar Brother Grayson and Mrs Grayrio and myself go to Ryan this morning to meet friend Wilkinson All express regrets that you cant be with us I have been here for several days have lectured twice and saw all the breth ren with one or two exceptions Rev Hinton was injured I hope not seriously in a runaway a few days ago and Is not able to be out I am going to write you a big long letter when the trip is over and I will have something to tell you that I have not time now to write You have a warm place in the hearts of the friends here I talked with Brother Sappington who appar ently received a Pentacostal blessing from you and by a laying on of hands I hope to receive from him a portion of the virtue that he received from the touch of your garments Dr Beeler was not missed in the blessing If any one thinks Infidelity doesnt stand by Moore let him talk to the Jtwo Arch Freethinkers of Grady In Territory Ihe great mistake in the Ryan t L f JIIr debate was in not having it pUblished A loud voice has not advantage over a low one in type Im sure the workI would have more than paid the pense of its publication The tlma has come to start in Ill close for this time Yours truly Yourstrulyli S WELCI Editor Blue Grass Blade It is with pleasure that I note the great improvement In the tone of the Blade Ever since I first saw a copy of It have recognized the great ability of the editor and have injoycd his wit and hard punches but always regretted the appearance of Sunday expression and methods that to me seemell to make the paper useless as a means to the end of converting Christians to the right use of reason The paper as it now appears seems admirably fitted to carry confusion into tho camp of Faith and Unreason I have noted D Webster Grohs article on the use of the word Infidel and while I Qo not regard it as essential that It be dropped from the vocabulary of rationalist editors do believe it better to use It sparingly and never to describe an unbeliever in the Bible to a believer Among our own wo can use it understandingly but it is an appellation that needs explaining to the Christian or the person who has not given the religious question special thought I fully appreciate the feeling tho editor says animates him thenthe disposition to let driveI end hit the enemy any how When one seriously nc of the power and the subtleness of the great church organizations and the state of mind It has reduced Its levotes to it does cause the to rise and I have been guilty danderI ng to some good friends hings that were prompted by the sense of their servile submission to his subtle power and the harm it was doing the world that did them no good and left a feeling of dejection in r y mind that in weeks of time did not year away- I did not say anything but truth but used harsh language to say that hlch might have been said In smooth ihrases and left no bitter feeling can sympathise with the editor andI am willing to excuse a tirade nd then and hope the present style of editorial article will continue There Is a vast difference betwec doing good and being good Thoi as Paine said Do good The efipressed by John F park to the ct that being good has a sickening aund appeals to me Each one hi tl ways and means of doing good Thd knowledge of having done good to either man or beast affords great leasure and I am inclined to think contains the true germ of happiness We must not persue the same line action always for variety is necessary to a complacent existence Underneath all however Is this prime fact that the Christian religion Is a blot upon human life and causes genen happiness and its ultimate removal from the path of progress should be the object of every right thinking person I know of no better way tha sending rational papers to Christian and I urge every reader of the Blad to get extra copies and mall to Chris tlans If you do not know to whom send or do not wish to send to friends send their names to me and I nd them papers and literature I will be glad to supply names to anyone who wishes to send out literature Yours Sprlngdale Maine Henrietta Texas August 13 190t Brother C C MooreIInclosed please find check for two dollars to jog my subscription up couple ot years If It does not do you any good to get the money it will me to get the Blade Am pleased to read oughts of happiness In your paper- How to be happy Is the problem of lite to all but the grafter who Is always trying to get something for nothing My motto is never deal in future whether on the board of trade or the pulpit Better one happy month herEwith loved ones than years In an with those that IsjgoodIence has taught me that the average skypllot is of the same mind Show me a skypilot that will not exchange his claim for forty acres of swampland In Arkansas and I will undertake to show you a hen with a mouth full of teeth It you want a bank cashier look at the man carefully and be cer- taln that he does not teach too many- Bible classes as I once heard a tull- fiedged Old Methodist Brother say that he believed that his God helped those- that helped themselves and when was trading horses ho always prayed to his God to help him skin the other- tellow and It ho succeeded he always thanked God for being with him stead l of the skinned man How Ithat for Goody Goody Men and how nice for aich man to have a god of his own Verily the words of Ingersoll come true that the Noblest work of Man was an honest GodIYours for Health Happiness and Enlightenment W H CIIILSON Brunswick Maine August id 05 Dear Mr Editor and HughesI have taken the Blade for over two years and if I can find a sweet Il lIam I will have it for another year but what is the trouble with Charley He has got to be awful good A Chris tian woman who has been reading the Blade said to me Why that man is getting to be real Christlike I hope that will make him mad NoW Mr H cant you think of somethlpg 11Tellof him In that debate or that Elder Stone slid not start the Campbelllte church and that Stono was nothing but an old Methodist or somethlng to get him started If you cant do anything better try to get him to drink some of that fighting whisky he gave to the Mohaminei Arab In the Orient for he Is getUng too good and the Christians say that as he is nearing his end ho Is sorry for what ho has said against the ministers and the way he has lived If ho would begin to drink elder he would make a first class Maine dea conOne of the greatest troubles willi him Is that ho has been having too easy a time He has been harvesting good crops and sitting on his porchI hearing the bees hum and it has most spoiled him- I want to see him go tearing down ho road kicking over bee gums with his war paint on Twit him about tlulrs hogs only to get him started I did hope to see him sometime but If he is going to tile good he wlll go to heaven and of course I will never see him But If he docs go to heaven ho will have to shave hl vhlskers off for a devil of an angel he would make with them on I think he will repent before ho will part with that something will starti him I will wait with patienceWlIrI SIAM L HAM 1905ISt Louis August C C My MooreITruth Seeker of would respectfully ask you tocialist II Plea by W J CuX 98 You will probabljj what I said to you andj my home last year oclallsm first and ij plBSToth ther reforms will ffffow I hope this will reach you enjoying grand healtbW C WAGNER WOMAN DEFENDS ROCKEFELLE Barnesvllle Ohio Aug 15 1905 Mr Editor Blue Grass Blade- I have just thrown down a paper which contains a senseless attack up on John D Rockefeller and It Is not- the first of the kind that I have fiung from me in disgust There are man things under the sun that try my temper but few of them give me more trouble to hold my tongue than docs- this incessant clatter of the poor against the rich I am not devoid of sympathy My heart goes out to the victims of wrong and every fiber af my being responds to the cry of real- and unmerited suffering But the real- Ity of the wrong which the poor plain in this and kindred cases is not- very apparent to my mind It is mostly a matter of jealousy Doll It down and simply amounts to Jones hatlni Brown an oppressor a swindler a lain because the man has been able amass a fortune which was beyom his own grasp Few of the have any real conception grumblersI Iousness of the problem the concentration of wealth They ap only opposed to such concentration cause the wealth Is not concentrated In their own hands You dont find tho great political economists reviling against the mil 1I0naires as men They understand that there are causes which produce millionaires as well as tramps and- that while these conditions remain changed we will have both these dustrlal classes with us They know- too that the individual possession great wealth Is not an unadulterated 011 Capital must be massed to make share equitably In tho profits of ductlon or It will never be employed Not everyone has the ability to llect capital Nino hundred and nl c- tynlne persons out of every thousand are born to be poor I know was- born that may myself Now If the tbousandth man is not to be allowed to collect what the nine hundred and nlnetynlne have not the ability to care for what is to be done The people or hese United States have the power to produce a certain amount of wealth In i year Divide that equally among the entire population lust once and the capacity for production during the f jJiI t cNNxrt Fcc tin mr RAIL AND RIVER EXCURSION HIGH BRIDGE AND FRANK FORT AND RETURN Via QUEEN AND CRESCENT ROUrE STEAMER WARREN AND F RAILWAY 125 Round Trip Friday August 25th the Queen and Crescent will run special train from Lexington at 755 a m arriving at High Bridge 855 a m Leaves HIgh Bridge at 905 a in arrives at Franlt fort 305 p m Leaves Frankfort 500 p in Leaves Georgetown C00 p m making stops southbound to discharge passengers from original points this Is the last excursion of the season and all should take advantage of It Ask ticket agents for particulars the second year will be diminish fifty per cent Repeat the operati and decrease the production Continue the process and how long will it be until our civilization will have gone back 300 years everything produced In a small way at a great cost and only the absolute necessaries of life Ivall able to more than one person out every thousand We would have no Standard Oil Company but we would be burning tallow candles because no ono man and no company of men would be able to carry on the produ of oil to tho extent of supplying it matter trJohn D Rockefeller has amassed a fortune mounting lo hundreds of millions tho price of oil masses wer 20ct percent to the dont say hat the present Industrial system Is the best possible but I do say that when a better has been evolved It vill crowd out the present one and sume control and there isnt any use In grumbling lying and casting mud In the mean time- I have no doubt that Rockefeller and his Industrial compeers are on the verago fully as honorable as the Tumblers would have been had the een possessed of like abilities and portunIties It Is partly a question or pportunity but mostly one of ability Many men who started with opportunities fully as good as those of J E Rockefeller are sitting around denouncing the sins of monopolies in lead of censuring Nature for not Ing them the ability to be among the monopolists A smaller percentage hae failed to reach tho goal for lack of opportunities but these are not so lItely to be among the grumblers Men are not so liable to blame for dc Ing what they know they could and would have done under like condl tlims I know It Is a galling to be poor but If Rockefeller were as poor as am I wouldnt have a cent more that havo as It is So what would be the use of my traducing the man whose jndition In life Is as natural to him under the present system asherty is to me the Standard Oil pany didnt steal tho Gates Texas well They paid 25000000 for Bnd that Is u long way from stealing Tbey have stolen nothing from me They did put up the price of oil but they havent forced me to buy it They- dont say that I shall not drill a well or my own burn tallow candles pine knots The fact is I feel that am greatly indebted to the oil Industry for cheap light even If I do have to pay them twice the cost of produc- tlon They are under no obligations to furnish the oil for my lamp and there Is no likelihood of my buying their of ferlngs when I can do better The time when the grumblers will be able to belter than to patronize the monopol 18t8 will be when they have learned to be cooperateYours MISS LOU LAWRENCE BAR RIGHTS BRING BIG FIGURE The Colored Fair Association sold Its Jar rights Tuesday night to the- higbest bidder They brought the gest amount in the history of tho f i WJi 1 fl W Health lyducationop WorshiprPleasure VISIT- YELLOWSTONE PARK All thru Tickets Good for Stopover at the Park VERY LOW RATES Tit NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY For time rates and further information write to J J Ferry Die Passenger Agent 40 East Fourth Street Cincinnati Ohio j Send four cents for Lewis and Clark Booklet and six cents for Wonderland 1905 to A M Cleland Gen Pass Agt St Paul Minn rw The Worlds Best E carry a complete stock 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times but the negroes as a mass were better off then than they are now Masters who would get drunlc themselves would not allow their staves to do it because the health of thou slaves was injured by it and the slaves would get drunk and kill each utt BdojSou oq1 other free and one of their principal Ideas sf freedom Is to get drunk and their preacHers and editors do not warn hem against It The negroes have learned from the white people that being religious does not mean being honest and Industrious mil moral and they send much of heir time in churches and saloons and they arC all the line committing Times and being sent to the penlten lary and tho gallows for them or Ing burnt at the stake They are becoming more and more worthless as laborers and with the IqlTor drinking and stealing and Ing and sexual immorality of which nearly all of them are guilty the white icople will finally bring to this country the Chinese to do the labor and the condition of tho negro bad as Is now will almost 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