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Wt t1 iflr tf i BLUE URAS8 BLADEtit and tshlanQ Esietepf- Obf BIde PUBLISHED WEEKLY ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCEEDITED BY A HEATHEN Irs BREST OF GOOD MORALS VOLUME XIV NUMBER 24 LEXINGTO KENTUCKY SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3 EM 305 100 A YEAR rJ tTERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribe- rst50 centxeach 250 for five ITermer100 per year In advance i foreign subscription 160 Five new subscribers sent one year 250f Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old as v well as the new address When ou send your subscription say mslOffice sf pul llcitlen1S3WShert it Lexington Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexln- irionKY as Second Class Mall Mat Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 313 Lexington Kentucky r Fayette Telephone 619 A Cumberland Telephone 307 t SOMERSET FAIR tAugust 293031 and Sept 1st 260 Roundtrip via rY QUEEN AND CRESCENT ROUTE Tickets on sale above dates good 1 returning September 2nd Ask ticket agents for particulars i tr If your subscription Is due we wish you would please remit and save us r the postage of notifying y- ou50c HIGH BRIDGE AND RETURN SUNDAYSEPT Tickets oo safe for train No5 or special andreturning on No 60r special train leaving High Bridge 500 PM Ask agents for Particulars ti THE TRUTHSEEKER Now Says Freethinkers are not on The Side of The socalled Anar chists and Freelovers For several issues up to August 26 the Truth Seeker an Infidel paper of New York City 62 Vesey street has been under the leading of Rev Hugh O Pentecost to all appearance certainly the champion of freelove and issue of August 26 disavows that this was the position of that pa per and now talks against freelove and anarchy though not so strenuously as a moralist would wish all the circumstances being considered Assuming the sincerity of the edt tors present claim his late but now abandoned position has been unfortunate for the cause of good morals and for him It gives to any enemy of Infidelity the opportunity to take any one of several consecutive recent sues of that paper and show In It the strongest advocacy of freelove and anarchy and plea for the right to steal as the decidedly salient feature of the paper and not a word of protest from its editor and it always will afford reasonable ground for suspicion that Editor Macdonald only changed his tone and tune from financial con sideratlon when he saw as he now says that Freelovers are not on the side of the socalled anarchists and freelovers If Editor Macdonald had printed the vile morals of Rev Pentecost just as he did print and had used them for the purpose of editorially repudiating such a man as Pentecost It would have been all right but Pentecost twice alludes to the Sat endor me1rS 4Vlntr s rrLdeny that arid sllence gives consent and the natural and legitimate conclu don was that the Christian preacher was advocating stealing freelove and anarchy with the approbation of the Infidel editor Macdonald now claims to have simply been eliciting Informa Lion and claims also that he has done good by it He has done good because it has demonstrated that Infidelity does not spell anarchy and freelove but It will appear to thousands Including myself that the whole thing was mere tentative and that his purpose was to go the way the cat Jumped- I hope that something will develop I to show that he has all the time been sincere or If It be a case of penitence that ho will bring forth fruit meet for repentence and make the whole matter eventuate for his good and for that of the others of us His editorial with a small part omitted as comparatively Inconse quental Is as follows A Sidelight on Some of Mr Pente costs ViewsISome time ago and since Mr Hugh O Pentecost shocked many good peo plo by his expressions concerning theI relations of the rich and poor of this country He has more than Intimated that he has little condemntlon for those who break through and steal considering their condition and environment Mr Pentecosts practice as him Into contact a criminal lawyer brings with the submerged half of the population and probably explains in some degree his mental leaning In this matter which we take It maybe explained by saying that he would not blame the poor for making society support them so long as society does not offer them a chance to make a living honestly We print a great deal about Mr Pentecost and the issue he has raised and the issue raised by our correspondent who questioned the propriety of printing his views In this weeks Truth Seeker We are going to raise an issue ourselves now and that is whether we have not had enough t We have printed both sides and the ends and the middle of the discus sion and the true Inwardness of the matter seems to have been ventilated pretty thoroughly We suggest that the subject be changed We believe that the discussion pas done good had we not thought it would wo would not have printed it It has brought out two points with clearness and force we think and those are that the Freethinkers are not on the side of the socalled Anarchists and freelov ers and second that they are In favor of free discussion oven though some of the subjects discussed are dis tasteful to them We have taken no part In the discussion ourselves for we are not sufficiently philosophical to follow Mr Pentecost In his sympathies and we would not criticise the freelovers while the chief of them Is under the harrow We maintain that every one has a right to hold and press whatever view he pleases and The Truth Seeker being a Freethought paper would not be Justified in refusing room for such expression But a subject can be run into the ground and it occurs to us that this one is pointed that way In this editorial there are two radical errors The first Is his statement that ho would not criticise the freelovers while tho chief of them Is under the same principle would have kept him from criticism of Czolgosh when captured after his assassination of McKinley It Is certainly cowardly to be down on a man simply because every bodYI else Is but the simple fact that a man has so acted as to put himself under the harrow of tho law should not make us refrain from criticism of him The next error of Editor Macdonald Is In his statement that We main tain that every one has a right to hold and express whatever view he pleases Certainly every fairly Intel ligent man knows that the laws about libel and slander In vogue In every civilized nation show that Mr Macs statement Is wholly Incorrect nnc1c the reasons why men should not be allowed to express any view then please Is too evident to requhL argu mentStealing among all civilize notions Is regarded a crlme Rev Pentecosts vl was plainly extu In t frI as th t stew iesu e s dT li Rev Pentecost and editor Mac can combine in publishing that it is not rrong to steal of course a thief might publish and send through the malls a newspaper in the interest of thieves That position of Editor Mac Is very absurd one that Is taken by all reelovers and anarchists There are In this Issuof the T S two women who express very ugly ipnlons about freelove If I were to give It as my view that they are two irofeaslonal prostitutes Editor MacD would not only decline to publish but would think and reasonably that ought to be punished if I should print such a view Just turn me loose to print any view I might please and I could make one boiling hell of the whole of Amer- Ica In this Issue of the T S Editor Mac does the Justice to Mr F D Cum nlnga no address given to answer entecost and Cummings handles him like a masterly moralist though the positions of Pentecost are so auI dlclously flagrant and preposterous that It Is hard to answer such a man It Is harder to answer a fool accord Ing to his folly without Involving yourself than It Is to answer a man In whose error there is some plausibil ityWhen a man plainly says that steal- Ing freelove and anarchy are all right and stands pat on that position about all that ordinarily can be done Is to call him a degenerate because an In telligent public does not care to cupy Its time in reading an argument that such things are wrong any more than It would to read an argument that the world is round This issue of the T S publishes four letters on the Pentecost matter two from women and two from men Antecedently almost anybody would have thought that if any the men would have sanctioned Pente costs freelove and that the women would have been against It but trange and mortifying to say the women are gushing In their lauda tloua of the freelovo preacher one of them showing her anarchy also while the two men take positions of Intelli gent moralists against Pentecost If I were a grafter I would havo been gratified to see Editor Mac continue his support of Pentecost because I lIeve It would have helped my papery Injuring his but I sincerely hope that for the future the editor will not make his paper the medium for ex pressing tho views of such a man as pentecost Mvm WHATDOESTHE FOR THE MASSES Judging from the tone of the conservative magazines and the amount of space they are using to laud the cler gy one would think a concerted plan was being carried out to dessemlnatel the ilea that we are Indebted to the clergy for all that Is good In our civ ilization bril11lIantders of great Institutions and leaders of thought It has produced Yet the cry comes from tho press and the clergy emphasize It that the church Is rapidly losing ground In the United s StatesIIf the clergy with all their boasted superiority cannot achieve the pur of their profession what right they to boast of what they have done for humanity And what has ganized Christianity done for the man race What great reforms for the good of the common people have the Churches ever initiated The poor credulous gullible common people have been enslaved robbed used aa tools despised and murdered any they are being used in Just this way In the United States today yet what are the clergy doing for these lasses The great and burning quos Lions f establishing Justice in government lot securing for woman protec lion ot her human rights of releasing the lalfej classes from a more cruel B Bwslayer laves ot the South srLlshlng a slunk etMlnrcffeled n wo king or erg H thp Church ever promulgated he d ctrlne of peace and demanded hat wr should cease and arbltra IInowoe or Mo Tan In its pews than 10000 hon est h irdworklng wealthproducing men or women But It can only retain its power and prestago as long the geat masses of the people- permltfthem sehes to be exploited by he cl rgy In mission houses in the slums while they are unwelcome InI the gitnd churches where the wealthy worship and on which the poor pay the Ufces What is the Church doing to all the suffering and misery that was adcast in the United States last v ntcr caused by the coal famine rou g it upon the people by the in satlal e avarice of the money barons It Is is silent as a Sphynx on this great national wrongs when the law condo eSt 11arewho ive never known what It Is o w rm In winter Ill fed emanclat ed mi hers press their Infants to their hive ng breasts to keep them from togethlerWh o these appalling conditions are p walling throughout our country tho c rgy are preaching about tho do- Ings a lot of savage Jews who lived thous Ids of years ago while the people o today are fighting a battle to the i ath for existence and being lioul crucified upon a cross of gold 60lcjyt J t rare thousands of splendid chimefa over tho land with royal wll llcarpets velvet cushioned pews an endld heating plants but not on hem has opened Its doors and aslhe suffering shivering poor In out the pitiless cold The chari tal stltutlons station houses and terts are crowded with miser ab man beings benumbed with col liat the church doors are locked n iey only swing open on the I 54Day for the welldressed ands to recline In luxurious pews tin to sermons about things that nor may not have happened cen rti ago While the preacher ut leis eloquence the organ peals r Its anthem and tho congrega nod under the hypnotic spell 1t children are driven like galley to work in mills mines and slavesI women are driven by poverty their virtue for bread and driven to the dram shop the drunk ards grave or take their own lives because they cannot bear longer the terrible conditions of life The Churches always have been and are today on the side of the ex fisting order They stood squarely to the doctrine of Divine rights of kings until the efforts of the people established representative government They defended chattel slavery until the spirit of liberty dealt it a death blow They today promulgate- the doctrine of the subjection of woman While conscious of the misery the poor of the shocking Inequal of wealth and poverty of fearful and frightful luxury existing side by side the church has struck hands with the divided mongers and left the submerged millions to fight their battle for existence alone While the magazines are clamoring that the ministry has rendered such valuable services to our country let them specify what are tho fruits of these services To bring up the work of the Edwards Channlngs Harvards and Beechers only emphasizes the mediocrity In the pulpit today There Is not now In tho United States a single great preacher or statesman but there are thinkers scientists and Inventors who are moving tho human race on to a higher plain than has yet been dreamed of In the philosophy of Church or State The Church claims that all reforms that would disturb the established order are godless and Irreligious This has always been Its position It was so on the questions of general educa tlon liberalizing of civil and religious laws and on chattel slavery and this is its position today on the Woman LulJur question which are clam ig for solution and will never n until they orq settled on a tar be accomplished by the people themselves If the great magazines can show what the clergy are doing to bring about better conditions for the people of the United States NOW a most opportune time to do so JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky POPERY MENACE TO OUR COUNTRY SO SAYS MRS CLARENCE MACKAY New York August 21Rev Thos S Duhlgg of St Johns Roman Cath olic Church has already sharply re buked Mrs Clarence Mackay for the way In which she criticised the Catholic parochial schools in a letter written to Father Duhlgg Mrs Mackays letter was written in response to one from Miss B A McNamara supposed be one of the parish workers t Johns asking Mrs Mackays aid In the fitting up of Father Duhlgga now school recently erected Mrs Mackay reply was addressed Miss B A McNamara or Father SchoolIhimself to open the letter which was from Mrs Mackay at Saratoga letter was as follows To Miss B A McNamara Madam Yours of the 15th has been forwarded me here and In reply I wish to tell you that I absolutely disapprove of Parochial schools of the Romanist faith and consider them a grave men ace to our country Needless to sayI am not a Romanist and will not help you Yours truly KATHERINE MACKAY The next day Father Duhlgg sent tho following reply to Mrs Mackay Brooklyn NY Aug 18 1905 Mrs Katherine Mackay Madam Rather astonished I assure you by a note received from you this morn- Ing was not aware of tho fact that anyone In this parish had written to you in relation to our new school and regret that you were disturbed about tho matter Tho Information you vol unteer viz that you absolutely dis approve of parochial schools of the Romanist faith and that you consider them a grave menace to our country mindIschools you dislike so much we teach our children the ordinary courtesies of life As an example wo would tell them that the use of tho word Ro manist betrays bad form and that nice Intelligent people would not be guilty of such a blunder Faithfully yours THOS S DUHIGG Rector of St Johns The above is an Associate Press dis patch There are three points worth noting In the above First Miss Mc Namara a parish worker writes to Mrs Mackay a begging letter for funds for a perochlal school Miss McNamara evidently guessed Mrs Mackay to be a Catholic by the name Mackay But all the hacks dont happen to be of the Macaroni faith and so McNamara missed her mark on this Mackay Second PointHow should it come that Father Duhigg should be so familiar with Sister McNamara that he should take It upon himself to open her mall fThird Point Father Duhlgg hig gles about being called a Romanist Why should ho be hurt When every perochlal school In this country teaches Catholic children that their first allegiance is to the Roman Pon tiff An American is an American first A Romanist Is a Romanist first A Catholic therefore cant be an American Bringing It down to a right fine point no Catholic In this country should be allowed to vote until he has taken the oath of allegiance Pin most any ot them down and they will admit that In case of a war ween this country and the Papacy they will side with the Papacy They will side therefore with any oth er nation with which the Pope sides against this country Lincoln had to bounce Goo B McClellp ecauso the Papacy had sided e hail to brings Archbishop Hughes of New York to time and told him that he would hold him personally responsible for the Catholic conspiracy that was being hatched there Of course they are grave menace to our country Mrs fd Mackay no doubt has been over In Europe like Mary Caldwell and saw Romanism as It Isno schools no orphanages no old mens homes no old womens homesnothing but mon strous churches fat priests and beggars She no doubt has seen the women carrying the hod and toiling in the fields Hurrah for Mrs Mackay What we want Is more American woo men like her Her husband has a wife that every American who Is for America first should bo proud of JB W A PREACHER ANARCHIST AND FREELOVER The Demonstrator of Lakeby Washington Is a freeloveanarchy per Its issue of August 16 has an ar Idle from Rev Herbert S Bigelow of Cincinnati that is thoroughly reli lour but In excellent style teaches Just what I say that all men ought to workBrother Bigelow Is an eloquent orator When I was In Cincinnati on my way homo from tho penitentiary at Columbus he was one of a party who met me I had never seen him before He extended hIs hand and said want to shako hands with an hone est man I cannot conceive how any man who is a friend to me would write for a freeloveanarchy paper The best Biblical scholars and crlt Itc have found that the story of Jonah and the Whale has never been rightly translated Atheists will be founded and compelled to hide their heads when they learn that the whale was not a great fish but simply the name of a tavern at Nlnevah which took Jonah In out of the bad weather After he had enjoyed a hospitality of the Whale hotel for three days and three nights his bill was presented and he was forthwith ejected for good and sufficient reasons giving credu lence to the great fish story which has been so successfully peddled around by Infidels as impossible Higher s Science Please pay up your subscription as the Blade Is In need of funds t J t f rr J T T J f Jl i LET US BE GOOD TOO GOOD Professional Goodness Unworthy the Dignity of FreethoughtLeave Public Professional Goodness to the Christians Men Imagine that they seek repose In reality they aro forever seeking agitation What would life be without action What would life be without a grievance and the determined act lye resolution to overcome that grievance The Freethought party is over whelmingly In the minority Such Ing the situation not for one minute may It dare seek repose Its very life depends upon agitation action strife Not until It becomes overwhelmingly In the majority should It seek the serenity of repose and then only for a short time You cannot dream yourself and others Into liberty you must ham mer and forge It out by vigorous act Ion Livingjust being good requires but little life doing obtaining results requires much Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happi ness without action To live Is not merely to breathnot merely to be negatively and passively good It is to act It Is to make vigorous and telling use of our organs senses faculties of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence We hve not a sinew whose law of strength is not action We have not a faculty of body or mind whose law of Improvement is not energy It is only by the vigorous exercise of both body and brain do we get earnestness and strength and that nameless something there gives a man the mastership of his faculties Life is fruitful only In the ratio In which it Is laid out In noble action and In patient perseverance It Is always painful to see a great In domnltable will persevere to a certain point of success then bend and break as the crisis is neared But many a favorite racer in the lead most of the way round cheered by generous applause breaks down on the home stretch to the disappointment of all or of nearly all What I am aiming to make plain is this Freethought in the minority It Is necessary for the good and happiness of man that it be in the majority To obtain this happy result we must agitate act and persevere and not as too many Freethinkers do sink into inocuous desoutudax t It is all right to be good but for i heap sake let us not blind to j r l the work to be done and teens SfiItljifi un 9 Lcan make others free the PIII mind enslaved does not measure us alone by our goodness In fact we have but little opportunity to show and prove our goodness to him We are wasting time If we think we are going to have any marked effect or Influence on the public by depending alone upon our exhibition of goodness Besides we must be up and doing We must agitate act and persevere and not break down in the middle of the r race Good and stupid is an old saying Professional goodness is nearly al ways closely allied either with schem ing hypocrisy or with intellectual stu pidity The Christian religion has thor oughly tested the professional good racket and with all of Its mighty pro fessions of superior goodness with all of Its exhibitions of goodness to be seen of men still It has never been able to win the confidence of humanity in general nor of humanitarians in particular After all Its efforts at working the good racket it has had to win people either by coercion or by buying them with the bait of char ity etc etc- Suppose that we in turn adopt the Christian plan and so notify all Chris trans and everybody else that we are going to be good and invite their ob servaton Let us suppose that we have now at last a creed and have en tered the ranks of professional good people Let us imagine ourselves on trial We are showing ourselves off We have dismissed active Freethought propaganda and substituted passive Be Good propaganda Now what will we gain by this change Simply this Christians will say of us just what we say of Chris tians who make a public profession of goodness that they cant be trust ed Look out for the man who Is prominent in speakln meetlns and who prays long prayers we say and look out for the Infidel who is being good to be seen of men the Christian will say No No It Is far better as Pope says to Do good by stealth and blush to find It fame The consciousness of well doing should be Its own reward The parade of It Invariably cheapens it True goodness is like the glow wormIt shines most when no eyes except those of Heaven are upon it If you are good people will find it out without you saying anything about it Then again there is such a thing as being too good To such we may justly apply the phrase good and stupid t Most any of you can pick out Individuals in your communities to whom the above phrase may be Justly applied Among preachers and some others th too good are generally scheming hypocrites Among the laity the too good are generally stupid asses In the worlds broad field of battle In the bivoac of life they dont amount to a small exclamation point Several Sundays since I was passing one of the prominent streets of Cincinnati and the notion took me to go into the Quarker church It is a good sized and retensious building with a seat- Ing capacity of five hundred At one time there were four or five big con gregations of Quakers In Cincinnati Now there is but this only On this bright Sabbath day there were only 14 In attendance five of whom were Quakers were a professional good people They made no bones about it They publicly professed to be good and claimed to be just as good as they professed The Quakers were a good peopleperhaps the best of all professing Christianity This was due however to their Liberalism They were half way Freethinkers Anyhow they were professionally good people they became so good they got crazy stupidly drunk on goodness just like anyone else is liable to do who gets off on it They completely lost out on Individuality They ceased to be a force or Influence in the community They are but the skeletons of their former selves It is the fate of all the professional good There Is that something in them that cheapens con fidence and detracts rather than at reasons for this doubt and dis trust is professional good people Is plain Each of us measures nearly every one else by ourselves We have all sense enough to know that good and bad Is about evenly divided in hu Inanity in toto We have all sense enough to know that it is more or less so In individuals We are all conscious of our own secret shortcomings So when men set themselves up as beingI examples of goodness and as being just a little bit better than the average we all know instinctively that there Is either method or stupidity In their goodness that nine chances in ten they are not what they profess that they are to be watched and so we naturally distrust them We distrust them because we fall to see that they aro better than ourselves and eJtnow us act as we talk But fortunate that we ourselves are not so good r u IThe fact tht mankind Is an gallon of Inconsistencies But men think and feel better thd act Were it not so there would be no basis for reform in our natures There could be no progress People have charity for the man who Is privately inconsistent for all men are aware of their own inconsistencies But people have no respect or esteem for the man who is publicly Inconsistently This Is another reason why professional good people are always In bad order The more they profess goodness the more they aro doubted and in nearly every case the doubt is justifiable Montalgue said There is no man so good who were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the law would not deserve hanging ten times in his lifeI will hardly go to that extreme but I will say that I do not believe that Freethinkers have yet reached that state of grace by which they are en titled to make a public newspaper profession of their goodness It Is un worthy the dignity of a class like our selves who know human nature as well as we do Let us leave all such pret- ensIons to the godly and act the good part In private People are not going to believe us good just because we publicly shout it from the housetop Oh no it will rather prove the othe way Better let some one else tell it for us Ills all right to be good in the right way As William Penn said He that does good for goods sake seeks neith er praise nor reward though sure of both at last Neither I would add does he seek publicly- I will not allow that any man goes ahead of me In the advocacy of doing goodfor it is only by doing good that you can be good The good propagates Itself by growing Hewho sows courtesy reaps friendship and he who plants kindness gathers love He who weeds out error nurtures track He who does good to another man does good to himself A good man Is always heedful of the well being of those around him He loves humanity He suffers at heart for the sufferings of others and in quiet way avoiding publicity he will do all he can to miti gate suffering in the world The good man quietly discharges his duty and shuns ostentation the vain man considers every deed lost that Is not publicly displayed The one Is intent en realities the other upon sem blance The one alms to be good the other to appear Notwithstanding we alt think we are plentifully endowed with brains the fact is that none of us have any brains to spare Notwithstanding we all think we see a lot of goodness in ourselves the fact is that none of us arc any too good I believe In being good and the little revival of goodness Inaugurated by this paper is all well enough and It wont hurt to peat It at long intervals but I hope for the reason mentioned tht it will not be a protracted affair and that we will never drift into the stupid twaddle of professional newspaper goodness There Is work ahead demanding orous action and energy We ore in the minority We must agitate the principles of liberty and liiRtlce There Is no greater avenue to doing good than applying ourselves to the work of the emanciapation of the hum an mind In this there are many sacrifices to be made All other efforts at doing and being good are insignificant and commonplace beside this Let us therefore keep our eyes directed toward the greatest good of allthe spread of Freothought which result in greatest good In no other way can you effect so much good At best it Is only a little good that any pf us c do The great point then Is to do some distinguishing good The doing good arising from daily manners the dally walk and the common clvlli ties of life are trivial In comparison to ad lancing mankind by liberating then mentally and thus increasing their capacity for selfgovernment The ample of a life of rectitude set before those about us is muchIs one of the essentials but it is only a minor in cidental which any man should perform from self respect We should not be content with the performances of these simple duties which are in fact only personal obligations whIch rebound to our own interest Everyman should be a moral example in his own community and never think to say anything about It But great good springs from the performance of great duties and I can conceive of no greater good and no greater duty than active energetic effort in freeing the human mind to lift the helpless and enslaved out of mental darkness I most realize this dlperencebetween ation and what It once was pr It might have been and rutPains Age ofR ilnan Ing soils Llberty ofMIUl Won and wasut ner ice the great subjects on whih touch If I can likewise be Insti unenis in freeing the mind of justno p plowboy and direct him into t tech nels of Freethought in whic he expand and grow and in tuj dir many other along the sam glo highway of Liberty I shall feel that I have done a thousand ties m good than If I had Directed In influencing the few aroundtme w the example ota perfectly n foral upright life and be known foi moth else much except that I am a kenteel civil fellow and a thoroug agman That amounts to some not much It Is no more tha others expect of me or than I expo of self and Is not worth mention S are only the simple duties nd waste time in displaying thenarising from the performance aim p duties There can be no grrtake than sidetracking freethc ht ergy arid plunging Into a hot evi vatin of godness Revivals are al likespasmodic to begin with and c Ing complete collapse If they re al anyone thing more than another P is thetweakness of those who engages them pral the greatest good and theatauty lies In the active energi lab of emancipating the human d Freethought cannot progr r nj passive It must not be negs re if is going to be a Quaker andeone idea and that dependent nth spirit of goodness why Ita on be a short time until It will e y little substance as a spirit No battle was ever won wittagI tation and strife There is no ctory no laurels in repose We can go to sleep and go forward at the san time In the grave of Inaction muse th corpse of Good J w Oklahoma City Okla Aug 1905i Mr C C Moore I am a reader of the Blade 4 De Hove It is your desire to bthHuman Race in every way ycan hence I write you for asslsInthe near future we of Oklaho willt be a dOptConstitution future prosperity liberty and ppla ness of the people will depend upon the style or kind of constlfjon adopted a j There are two fundamental princi plea in GovernmentsIndividualism and Collectivism Monarchies tend ward the first Democracies the second and Republics are a compromise tween the two We Socialists hold to the Democratic idea politically and dustrIally and will try to incorporate Direct Legislation in the constitution whereby the People shall have a voIce in making the lows by which they are governed instead of their being made by salable delegates Individualism says the State should own nothingnot even the roads the parks the schools the libraries the schoolland in fact nothing which is worth having and to do nothing for the People unless It be to protect the few rich rulers against the many poor Collectivism is the opposite holding that an injury to one is the concern of all and that each citizen Is equah ly entitled to the benefits and protec tlon of the State which should guarantee to each tho full product of hIs labor against exploitation either corporate or individual We believe the State should gu tee to every child a liberal and If necessary employment an opportunity to earn a living by prod tive labor We fully understand th He who begs his follow man to gi him leave to toll Is not only a beggar but a slave and we do not want a state of beggars and slaves While we Socialist are opposed to wars and to the liquor traffic we ha but little hope of being able to Incorporate it In the Constitution We ieve that tho Family is the foundation of all society and should consist of the husband wife and the two or more children all intelligent honest virtuous and industrious all above want and the fear of want that the e who labor hardest should have the most since Labor produces all wealth I remember of reading in the Bla some time ago your assertion that our Marriage Laws should be changed and being one of the Committee on Constitution I write for your ideas of what changes should be made and hope for your assistance in this rare opportunity Yours for Humanity A D MARBLE hihatat gottener met any Soclall- who could wrltbor say anything with using the word exploitation that is good to wW ng for compulsoryedu 55rmugecoeyOlJ Your opposition to war and to liquor traffic and your desire to sep eminentlJanrlllI believe that the family is the foui thaiIngcannot care for themselves and orenone else to help them as is the governiths Itlnged by the economic laws of supply a dogmaItwealth is not even approximately lr ailuehweI saw in the British Museum a nug eget of gold worth over 30000 Drmisa lying the road Many Inventors discovers and wealiany result their genius and natural endowm Is therefore injustice to persist laerrequireesz all officeorliberty to married by their religious rites al becauseutse anonyg Bas paper world that says this is not true and I will print In the Blade any statement of any Socialist paper that says this Is not true- I make my living on my farm and StireersYour letter head shows that you are a lawyer You probably own no land and It would suit you to get your share of the land of landowners s that would be divided out to the pub gettinag give the farmer the marble haveenarchy and anarchy and freelove are too thick Renew your subscription for the B Blade 5r ttz 14 BEAUTY SPOTSMINNESOTA LAKE PARK REGION LAKE MACDONALD MONTANA LAKE CHELAN WASHINGTON BEAUTIFUL PUGET SOUND AVAIL YOURSELF OF STOPOVER KUVILKO WBILB Olt yOUR WAY TO THE Lewis ExpositionVIA Great Northern RailwayT- HE COMFORTABLE WAY BatM or Information Any fefrMMtattw N Great northern lUlhwr 8DJ DID AIm a cSsis FOR NA111011DLY nuTZDR LET A cumul01mDY TBY LSWII Ain cxtU HILL WHITllir 1IMat TrMat nun BooEI SONSnLDTo be Executed for a Horrible Murder atTried to Exterminate a Whole veFamily Valdosta Ga Aug 19A feud mer chess and deadly almost beyond be lief is soon to have a terrible sequel Yeon the gallows and in the convict campIJ G Rawlings rich and a retired minister Milton and Jesse his sons and Alfred Moore a negro accomplice have been sentenced to suffer theI death penalty for murder In September Leonard Rawllngs another son ofI J G Rawlings and W P Turner a negro preacher have been sentenced deto life Imprisonment Under the leas- Ing system prevailing In Georgia this means a lingering death In convict camps These men were convicted for ilieJ murder of two little children Bob and Annie Carter in an attempt UToxterml nate the family of W L Carter The latter is also a retired minister and well to Carter and Rawlings had been pow erful revival preachers In the Methodist fold About twenty years ago they married Into wealthy families In this planetprises three boys and two girls Cary ter had one sea and three daughters b1e began IhreeJor four years Cr method of Tearing hlsbhiidTn lUper BwHtigstauttheCarterThe children took up the quarrel exchange1ofoldest children of the two families was thevehenthetfightJtndA minister sought to restore bar Rawlingsallso wouldckCarter and his breed A few evenings latter cattle In the Carter barn made a great rumpus Bob and Annie two of the children ran out to learn the cause of the trou porchandshotgunsof entireinberred the doors The children had not been killed outright Annie screamed for help fhe murders stilled her cries facebewounded1twas spared that with his piteous appeals for help he might serve as bait to lure the parents from the house The savages hid in the shadows with leveled guns awaiting an attempt to rescue the sufferer The boy suffered terribly from pain and was later tor tured by thirst Carter and his wife knew that sure death awaited them If they ventured out They were helpless and so remained in the house while for six long hours the cries of the dying boy as sailed their ears All night long the murderers be sieged the house They fired many shots with the blind hope of striking the occupants Late at night they grew desperate and attempted to fire awaytoore daylight the men disappeared Mrs Carters hair turned white In the night The surviving children were for days nervous wrecks On the strength of a statement made by Moore the negro the crime wasI 1sonsmurder but was arrested on Moores i claim that he had plotted the crime Moore said the Instructions were to kill every member of the family and burn the house He claimed to have been paid flOO and that he and Tur ner were given permission to keep all the money that might be found In the were tried with the result that four were sentenced to the gallows and two to life Imprisonment All the prisoners except Moore declare their Innocence and are working hard secure a reversal of judgment EXCURSION MACKINAC ISLAND Tuesday September 5th via QUEEN AND CRESCENT ROUTE 745 Round Trip From Lexington Tickets sold for continuous passage connection withC H and D ape vial train leaving Cincinnati 846 am Bemptember 5th Tickets good ten days from date of sale Aek ticket agent for particulars THE TRIP OF THE SEASON t CINCINNATITO MAOKINAGISLAND SAND SRETURN FOR cTUESDAY SEPTEMBER J VIA OREAT CENTRAL C H D Pero MarquetteC C L TO TOLEDO 4 C STEAMER TO MACKINAC TICKETS GOOD TEN DAYS For Tickets State Room Reservations and Information address P C BENEDICT D P A Great Central Cth and Walnut CINCINNATI 0 125 GinciDDan AND RETURNSUNDAY SEP 17Sp- ecial j train leaves Lexington 730 a nu Tickets good only trainReturning BOOp nu same dateIAt agenti for noeofH C KING C P 4 T A E MAIN STi a t 4 rt l c i ii t J PRIESTS AND ORTHO IDOX RELIGION The toiling millions of our race on whoso broad and weary shoulders rest all the burdens of the world are still In abject bondage and are wearing fet ters that were forged and fastened upon them centuries ago by an unscrup Iuloua and Infamous priesthood as it may seem to the un thinking mind the masses of men have worn these chains for so many agesI that they have become adapted toI them and who ever seeks to break these chains and set free the poor unfortunate slaves Is regarded as no less than an enemy of the human race But notwithstanding the tenacity with which these slaves cling to their fetters It is nevertheless the duty of good men and good women to break them and a great many of brave men and noble women are now volunteer- Ing to accomplish this work armed with the mightiest of all weapons love and science and this grand army Is marching steadily forward determined to emancipate the human mind from the debasing bondage of religious superstition and the galling tyranny of a heartless priesthood- It is also true that the good men and the good women who compose this army of Spartan courage have as yet but little to encourage them except truth and justice and the promise of a grander future for struggling human ity for against this grand army of good and faithful men and women is arrayed the whole motely brotherhood of human ignorance reinforced by poll ticians vested interests heredity and tradition This is a fearful odds to contend against but the hugest moun tain of error will in time melt away under the light of love truth and science like the deepest snows and the coldest winters gradually disappear under the genial warmth and sunshine of returning spring- Freethinkers must learn to labor and learn to patiently wait for they above all others should know that It is a part of the process of evolution that displacement of error by truth must take place slowly and almost in erceptlblyto the end and that adajH I tatlon may be complete and society made ready for the changes For nearly 2000 years orthodox ligion has been clouded with almost absolute power and the tolling mil lions of deluded men and women who Jnow embrace tf and believe it and 1 Me for it are entitled to our keenest sympathies lot it has eome to f loag lines oi cruel d r despots jaiA heartless prieshose upfcoiy and diabolical aim has ever r 4 bees to hold the world in subjection lnr and to enslave the body and the mind i of man When we remember that every child of the Caucasian race for nearly 2000 years has been piled with teachings of priests and cowered into the belief that orthodox religion was the supreme interest of man we can form some faint conception of the magnitude of the work which Freethinkers will have to perform before the world is rid of r this loathsome serpent and hydrahead ir ed monster that is masquerading in the name of the Crucified God This r terrible curse venerable with age1lI has the prestige of a hoary antiquity the temporal instincts of every king and emperor andtyrantof every priest and college president of every politician demagogue pedagogue law yer and doctorthe selfish and temporal interest of all these and many other classes have been and are stilII involved in its spread and mainten ance and It has been reinforced by the mighty natural law of heredity until like the haughty sisters of Cinderella it sits in the parlors and in the places of the world invested with authority and clothed with splendor while the willing Cinderellas of the earth havo been compelled to pay it tribute andI do it homage We turn pale and shudder when we read the history of this awful monster called orthodox religion which has so often envolved the whole earth in the gloom of midnight darkness and brought upon the suffering race of men a series of plagues worse than war worse than famine worse than pea thence worse than death but a com bination of all these that utterly beggars all description and completely defies all the powers of human speech Constantine a desperate character and worthless wretch ascended the throne of the Caesars nearly 1600 years ago and In his wicked and crafty brain hodox religion was first conceived and from the year 325 A D down to the year 1905 AD his successors have been persecuting and tormenting the whole human family In this world and threatening them with eternal damnation in the next To enumerate the wars that has been waged by hodox religions and to name the il lustrious men and women that it has burned tortured Imprisoned and exil ed would fill many volumes and in the face of this infamous history and after converting the whole earth into a II 0 j I swimming Golgotha of blood it has the supreme and unblushing audacity to claim all the credit for the progress which mankind has made and for the civilization which exists in the various parts of the world Under the mighty influence of the Voltalres and the Faines orthodox reli glen has been compelled to give up the rack and the wheel the knout and the vice the stake and the fagot but the priesthood have practiced assssinatlon and gloated over bleeding victims for many centuries that it has become herldlty and they are now engaged in an effort to assassinate liberty not only In America but throughout the world and to reduce the tolling mil Ions ol tho earth once more into hewers of wood and carriers of water for priesthood and the orthodox re ligion have hung like a millstone around the neck of humanity for theI ful stretch of country embracing Cen last 1000 years and during this periodi hey have literally blighted and ed all the fairest and most beautiful countries of the earth and by far theI argent portion of its surface today is no longer fit for the home of civilized menunder priestly tyranny and the orthodox despotism Spain and Portugal Russb and Italy are as barren of huI man hope and happiness as the great desert of Sahara Is barren of life and vegetation and that vast and beautlI tral and South America and Mexico and fitted by nature for the homes of millions of happy people under priest ly rule has been converted into a verI tlble hell and to a large extent into a howling waste and a desolate wilder nesstOnly our country remains for them to ravage and destroy and as certainly as the night succeedes the day the priesthood and orthodox religion are now laying their plans broad and deep to fasten their fiendish clutch upon the throat of liberty in this great Republic bequeathed to us by Washington Paine Franklin and Jefferson Hereon our own sacred soil Isto be theffinal battle for mental liberty for every orthodox priest in Christendom is the Implacable enemy of our glor teas flag they hate It because it is a standing menace to every king and orient and tyrant and emperor in the world they hate It because it is theaflag of the only government on earth that is completely separated from an orthodox staterellglonthey hate it because it was placed in the sky by three of the most illustrious Freee era I ever lived in 1e o ldJ hate it because It haavextractetf the tooth of the orthodox tiger and the tangs of line orthodox serpent they hate this glorious government because its matchless constitution written by Infidels gives men and women the right to worship or not to worship CordIng to the dictates of their own conscience they hate it because it has abolished the Instruments of priestly torture they hate It because it robs them of power and will in time compel them to earn an honest llvllhood Whoever persuades himself to be lieve that priests and orthodox religion will ever become reconciled to a free government like ours has read history with no profit for by the irreversible and unrepeatable law on orthodox roll gionist is precisely the same today that he was In the days of St Cyril the Alexandrian bishop who killed with stones and clubs the beautiful Hypa thin and burned her body to ashes precisely the same as in the days when the immortal Servitus was burned to death over a slow fire by the infamous John Calvin the founder of the Presby terian churchprecIsely the same as he was in the days of Copernicus and Galileo whoso lives were made wretch ed and miserable for their discoveries in science and he can not change without ceasing to be a priest no more than the Ethoplan can change his skin or the Leopard can change his spots and at this very moment the priests of the world are laying the foundations deep and strong to overthrow the American Republic and unless a high er order of statesmanship is soon developed the fight for human libertyI will soon have to be fought on 1IfAmerica the organ ize and work as one man against the stealthy and constant enchroachments of priestly powerthere Is not a shad ow of a doubt but what the Freethink ers of the United States out number the priests and their dupes and if they can be organized into a solid com pact working body our republic can be made secure and liberty during the twentieth century will make the air cult of the world Franklin Paine and Jefferson aroused the colonies against the encroachments of kings and priests and gave us a glorious gov ernment freed from the control of Jehovah and Mammon The Underwoods and the Waites the Tennys and the Ladds the Wettstelns and the Dar rows the Mangasarlans and the Roberts are all the equal of the Franklins the Palnea and the Jeffersons and may ti i ro t we not indulge the hope that they will arouse the masses NOW and win im mortality like their Illustrious predecessors by rescuing the Republic from its despoilers and by transmitting It unimpaired for the unnumbered lions yet to be T J BOWLES FREELOVE IN THE BLUE GRASS REGION Thirtyeight years ago I was dIscus- sIng religion with Judge K and he said to me If the Bible said Jonah IIItswallowed Jonah Though It hardly seems possible that any honest man could seriously make such a statement ho is now nearly 80 years old and has led an exemplary life and has been a most devout Christian and has made a large forture Circumstances were such that one would imagine he would have taken IImanythe men that I know I have been In the habit of thinking that he had most toI make him contented and happy What I am now going to tell has just developed and comes to me through a lady who is an interested party Judge K has a large family His wealth made his daughters sought for their money and social standing One of them two years or so since married- a young man in a rich and aristocratic and religious family named B in an adjoining county For many years a member of that family has been a patron of this paper about once a year writes some- thIng for it always afraid that it will be known of him that he is an Infidel He is a reading man and his reputation Is without a stain Lately young B got into a habit of going to Cincinnati and staying longer than hs pretended business seemed to require and twice the newspapers of that city reported him and his wife as guests of a fine hotel in that city his wife who was really at her elegant home in Kentucky saw the accounts and reported them to her husband who told her that they were simply rediculous mistakes Now B has run off with a beautiful woman the daughter of a rich nd aristocratic family in still a third county the family being almost zealous Christians The lady who told this story none of which will get into any other newspaper because of their end standing said of thejK u therat married astray B and her child have gone e of her father Judge K re three families all Campbel lltesVand one of them my parishioners when I was a preacher all made miserable by such freelove teachings asI the Infidel Eugene Macdonald and the two preachers Pentecost and Harmon are now advocating and doing with the sympathy and encouragement- of men and women who profess to be friends to me and my paper and how people with instincts above brutes an- do so is what I cannot understand- I have said that it was impossible for a religious hypocrite but there is no grosser hypocrisy than for Infidels to expose the sexual immorality of preachers and flaunt to the world all the sexua filthiness of the Bible and then sympathize with these Christian and Infidel propagandists of freelove as some people who protean to be my friends are doing Recently I reported a case similar to this among Baptist people of the high est standing The man In the case forged for a large amount of money deserted the woman that he forsook his wife and children to run off with and is now In a lunatic asylum having made tho plea of Insanity to keep out of the penitentiary Christians and Infidels are now com bining to bring about a condition when men and women will associate India criminately and without any form of marriage 7ue sentiment is growing and grow ing rapidly and suicide and the mur der of each other by married couples newspapersI are against willing these things now Is the time to show your friendship and to use your words and your money to do It The United States is now as a condi lion worse than that which preceded the French Revolution Then it was only royalty and the priests that were given up to sexual libertinism and then the Infidels arose and killed the kings and priests and made a grand nation out of France but in this country the freelove Idea is perematlng all kinds ofsoclety and its natural ally Is anarchy The whole Bible story of the apple and Eve and the snake Is but an alle gory about the sexual passion that norant Christians think Is a liberal fact and upon which they have built theIr religion Their clergy make elegant livings by teaching that these Jewish poe ctablegar true and the Bible exalts Solomon the prince of all sexual libertines as the wisest man that ever lived and David who murdered his friend that he might have his friends wife Is a man after Gods the harlot is the most honored woman jn the Bible except Mary Magdalene the harlot the friend of Jesus or MaiwhojJl1ve illegitimate birth to There are some Christians who will rise above such superstition and who will bejfmorailsts and who will help moralists in there efforts against Chris ana Infidel immorality but as a gen T Christians and especIal- ly preachers can not be relied upon for assistance In any moral work and if anything can be done to stem the tide in the line of free 10v that are now rampart in society and growing one day as siS the words and money of Christians and Infidels alike it will have be done by a combination of Infidel and Christian moralists KNOWLEDGE OF HERE AFTER IS IMPOSSIBLE j-T ze hope of immorality is all the knowdgo man has oecan have of a argument the clergy preheat for belief in immorality is the hopeW it Would God endow man thejcMk with this hope and then de prlvjjjfhim utterly of Its realization Gsa is merciful and just they fur therJeclare and to extinguish this hopefwhlch He has so inspiringly planted in the human heart would be crueTand monstrous and is wholly In consistent with the divine intent This argument of coruse docs not take into consideration the construc tive juid destructive forces of Nature which manifest themselves without reo gardto either love or mercy An unr prejudiced analysis of the emotion of hope discloses the fact that like all other human attributes it is one of constant change and death even in this llfeMWe are as much a part of God andSreatlon right now as we will ever Qbe phlIanthro pIGshave been abandoned byus all Sow many hopes worthy ojgjio thot of a God have been put awayI In Ir little graves J hope of immortality is in no set proof or evidence of It If we can gg lyeslintoao future Jtfe w Tlie noririaTtli aw wrr dlti Hisvhbpes tollve leads him to rebel against the exchange of this life for anther Every rational man prefers this existence to the uncertainty of any other and he desperately fights to retain his hold upon his present being Hope therefore can be no proof of immorality Hopes of all degrees of magnitude and worthiness are born and die in a day Hope is a stimulant to endeavor that Is all Our hopes for better conditions In some other life are net more certain of realization than our hopes for better conditions in this life The sentiment of living again blinds our eyes to the destructive processes of Nature the immutable law of change and extinction To hope feel or believe is not to know The honest man must doubt To think for himself and act honestly with his own conscience is the first duty of normal man What great perversity what greater degradation of mind can be con ceived like unto that of being dishon est with our own thought Every honest free thoughtful man must step Into the ranks of Agnosticism To declare that there is another life is as much an assumption of knowledge of the unknowable as to declare that there is not another life Neither the Atheist nor the Immorta list know Theorists both must forever remaInthe balance of evidence how ever being in favor of the Atheist who draws his deductions from nature while the spiritualist draws his from his hopes fears and love of self People do not dispute about wnat they know They dispute about the things they do not know No one disputes about the existence of the moonbut they do dispute abou it being made of green cheese No one disputes about this life but they do dispute about some other ex istence of which they know nothing and of which they can know nothing Why should men pretend to know that which nature has fixed to be un knowable What can be more foolish ridiculous aye blasphemous If you please than to pretend that the future Is known to mortal mind To pray and to talk to God as to a familiar acquain tanceto pretend to Interpret the Al mighty mindto declare what God will do and what he will not dowho he pleased and when he is angry whom ho loves and whom he does not love whom he will reward and whom heI will punish Compare all this conceited assumption with the agnostics hon r ilS1 r1f estI do not know What can be more humble more rev erent more unpretentious more trust ful more serious more conscientious more honest aye more religious if you please than the attitude of the candid agnostic who having thought studied and impartially Investigated calmly sadly and honestly exclaims I do not man who pretends and declares that he knows there is another life and the man who pretends and declares that he knows there is not another life will alike be regarded by all in telligent uptodate minds as either an unconscious liar an irresponsible liar or an Intentional liar No one knows anything about It one way or the other We only hope believe theorize dispute and deny J B W HEAVEN HEREAND HELL IN FOREIGN PARTS The Methodist preachers used topic ture Heaven above and point upward to the Throne and look upward In their prayers They located hell in the middle of the earth getting their Idea from volcanoe When God came in judgment the whole earth would be set on fire and the crust would cave in and that would hell Now comes Dr Blodgett of Cincinnati pastor of St Pauls Methodist church who asserts that the above theory Is all wrongthat earth is to be Heaven and some other Planet a probably Mars hell If this be true the Methodist parson can no longer strike the dramatic attitude of look Ing upward If earth be neaven and if Gods throne is upon earth Hell have to look down or straight ahead When he threatens the sinner hell have to point to the awful upward regions A radical change In Methodist ges ture and elocution will now have to take place When he speaks of Heaven hell have to use the downward circumflex Heretofore it has been the rising accent which has lifetd the hair of the sinner in the rear row The effect of the change remains to be demon strated Dr Blodgetts recent sermon on this subject has attracted Wide at tention from ministers all over the countrya few agreeing and many condemning the objectionable feature being the statement that Hell will be comfortable He Is being scored for this statement on the grounds hatthiswill have the effect of lessen fif f 0 The following extract is a portion ot 3r Blodgetts famous sermon I have reasons for making thIsI statement said he There is science in theology just as there is in mathematics The doctrine of future ward and punishment is of deeper in terest than ever before for man IsI more Intelligent and more light Is being thrown upon the teachings of scripture by the revelations of science Mr Ingersoll greatly helped the church by forcing its ministers and members to investigate so as to be able to give a reason for the faith that is in them Mere dogma commands but little respect but truth that has its basis on reason was never more popular Christ is to come again He is to setup His throne on this earth Those who have accepted Him will be His subjects Those who are not His sub jects will not be in His kingdom This earth Is to be purified There is to be a new heaven and a new earth and then wherever that new heaven and earth will be Christ will in person reign as King He will be so far as we are seen in eternity able to comprehend divinity the only God we shall ever know It is far more reasonable to believe that this earth will be tho final resting place of the redeemed than that any other planet will be Heaven Is not space It Is location Why not hell or some other planet The man that dies out of Christ or without His character is to be ban ished from His throne forever Hell Is not a condition It is not space It is a place It is not a Mt Pelee sending forth material gases and fires of annihilation There can not be annihilation The life of man is the breath of God Matter ever Is im ittHell as a Planet In this location some planet nearest to the earth Satan as the embodl ment of rebellion or evil will be chain ed Ho no longer will prey upon the redeemer In this place Satan will reign or in other words Evil will be given over to work evil on Itself The punishment will be In the banishment in the associations In the memory in the contemplation of what might have been This will all exist and with it all desire for a better life will have been extinguished Hell is heaven to one whose desires for purity are gone It is an act Iof mercy on the part of our Father God that souls out of whose aspirations all ambition to be like incarnated purl ash PfItyofSatanIn other words the souls that sin neth unto destruction of all faith and hope whose minds have been as cages s filled with unclean birds will be more comfortable in hell on the planet where Satan reigns even though that soul goeth there as a foreigner for hell is prepared for tho devil and his s Blodgetts guessing is as good as the guessing of any other person on matters that no one knows anything about It Is to be observed that a few rays of light have penetrated his Metho- dIst understanding He is heretical i enough to admit that Ingersoll helped fi the preachers by forcing them to In restigate and give a reason for their t faith Alas that matter Is Immor talthat it may change Its form butt abides forever He has the making of a materialistic Freethinker He further says that Hell will be comfortable because the doomed will be adapted to the place This Is indeed consoling a gospel of good cheer Adaptation is based upon contentment and contentment is the philosophers stone Adaptation Is the great problem of the present life and being the fixed condition of the next no great change need be expected jr According to Dr Blodgett the earth will be purified preparatory to making heaven of it But if the earth be heaven then all the hosts of the re deemer are already in heaven Wherekare they The form of government will be that of an absolute monarchy and Christ will be King This would imply rank A Lord John Wesley Prince DwIght Who will be the celestial princess If King Christ why not Prince Minister Moody Earl Sam Jones and Duke Doctor t1rBlodgett rWill Methodist ministers logroll InJheaven like they now do in their an i ual conferences for the seats of honor and for the fattest jobs Will that portion of humanity which has waded through fire and blood to 11fandgovernment What desire can an Abe Lincoln Republican or an Andy Jack rson Democrat have to go to the Chris tian heaven If an everlasting kingdom be proved f by and by the clergy who lion of Independence is a delusion a rsnare and a crime and when the clergy hear Young America celebrat ing the Fourth of July they ShOUldiprayFather forgive them for they tknow not what they do The garrulous praises by the clergy lthe glorious of the future Kingdom jin which all the blest will ape the Qtti monster kings of this earth by wear Ing crowns Is Inexpressibly wearIsomeJto every one Imbued with the princi ljDutyshould do right from a sense of honor Justice and dutynot to be rewarded H by wearing a crown after they are rIdeadup his residence in a future kingdom were presented right now with a heavenly crown oven at the hands of the great King himself he would be ashamed to be seen wearing it Theres not a preacher In Cincinnati who would walk down Fourth street vith one of them on 1f As to heaven and hell the facts arefthat most people are indifferent about either No sane person can be found f who believes that either he or his will t go to hell and as to heaven most every one Is sure that he will go there if the preachers do Men know that the Almighty has made the good and the bad to dwell together In this existence and they know that a separation in the next life is a demonstration of his having made a mistake In this Humanity has the mighty job on hands of rectifying the errors made by church and crown and of solving the thousand other problems of this ex istence and has little time to bother about theological threat and theory or as to what will be our coronation galia in the Kingdom af the Great Perhaps J B W REDUCED RATES QUEEN AND CRESCENT ROUTE t To Boonp County Fair Florence Ky August 30th Sept 2nd Inclusive One Faro for the Round Trip Tickets on sale above dates to Woodside Ky Final limit Sept 3rd Ask ticket agents for particulars Send in your order for Dr Wilsons Rome book so you can get one of tho first from the press as orders are filled as received t i rwW j 1r tj A FOSSILATED WINDJAMMER Not long ago I received a copy of a paper the Blue Grass Blade published by C C Moore at Lexington Ky It was mailed to me by a subscriber to the Harpoon and was the first copy of said paper I ever saw and the first time I knew of its existence The per- Iodical Is a very neatly printed four page newspaper devoted to Infidelity The editor has his picture In the paper and It denotes a man apparent ly 05 or 70 years of age wearing enough whiskers to breed microbes for the entire earth I do not know his nationality but from reading his paper I conclude he Is either a negro or awfully sorry he was not born prints about two columns In his paper devoted to the Harpoon In which he tells more lies to the stick than any man I ever read after He declares the Harpoon Is a Christian paper that ought to be suppressed calls me an ass a Jesus howler and a hypocritical Jesus lover etc I have no objections to Moore be- Ing an Infidel In fact I dont believe ho has the mental ability to realize his own existence He believes in nothing he can not see Consequently he wouldnt swear that he had any baths Neither would I He advertises his paper as being edited by a heathen In the interest of good mor als and I am not prepared to dispute the first part of the proposition will also admit the latter part if open faced barebacked lying is a part of good morals It requires but a short time for me to find out what Moore was driving at in his villainous tirade against the Harpoon and Its editor This clipping from the Blade tells the tale Its first editorial headed Three rapes In one day is blue penciled by the editor and sent me It tries to be funny and to talk like the Blue Grass Blade and succeeds possibly so far as language Is con cerned but the difference Is that the Blade talks for good morals and The Harpoon talks for bad morals Of course the negroes do wrong In many instances but no more wrong and not in so many instances as white preachers do I was born to own negroes and have lived among them all my life and ex pect to die among them I have been a white preacher and have been study ing them for more than a half century and I say now nearly 70 old that the n egroman to a better g nenrenpw iy one et Tfca thIng starts off wun a He and end with one As a matte of fact I never knew that such a paper as the Blade was In existence or that such a mutten headed old galoot as C C Moore was on earth The Harpoon was doubtless sent him by some of his negro friends and relatives About the hardest thing he says about me is that I try to be funny and talk like the Blade My Lord If that Is a 0fact thank God I have never succeeded Moore says the averge negro man Is a better man than the average white preacher Well Moore may think so and I can not blame him for taking the part of his own race tot no preacher so I pass the buch up the ministers I have read a great deal of Infidel writing Some of the most noted vocates have been men of extraordin ary mental ability and while I thought their position wrong have admired IIbelievethe existence of a God thats his ness exclusively He also has they privilege of making a colonial silly ass of himself just like C C Moore but he has not the right to print a batch of bare faced lies about another man who differs with him on moral or any debatable grounds In Moores case it cuts very little Ice what he thinks or says because his entire sheet Is filled with the most veritable silly rot ever read Here Is a job lot of it Just to show how nutty he is Speaking of the beliefs of prom meat men as regards the existence of a God this old mental misfit declares Moore seems to be justly proud of his penitentiary record principally because his warden was an Infidel But Its wasted Ink to use It on such Jackasical old liars as Moore Not even an honest negro whom he seeks so hard to curry favor with would asso r elate with the Infamous old reprobate who professes to be publishing a per In the Interest of good morals The Harpoon is not what he calls a religious paperits editor belongs to no churchneither is he what Moore calls a hypocritical whining Christ lover of Jesus howler There is not a sensible man on earth Infidel or not who can object to the moral teachings of Jesus He taught love for humanity charity honesty truthfulness obedience of the laws and respect and love for the creator of the s Universe Is there anything in tholi code to which even an Infidel can Ject except possibly the latter propos tion Every Infidel writer after whom I have read who laid any claim to literary ability has been reasonably fair and usually truthful in his arguments but this fellow Moore apparently bases his principal statements in absolute lies and villainous slanders He has my permission to go to the devil which he probably will do If there such a personage which I seriously doubt The above appears In K Lamltys Harpoon for August the stars show Ing where I have omitted long quota tions from the Blade Of course there Is no such word as Fossllated but it is evident that he means fossilized The Harpoon Is published at Austin Texas by J S Bonner He Is a Christian and his paper is published in the interest of the liquor business distilleries breweries and saloons- It has In this Issue eight large li quor advertisements and probably more on the covers that were torn off the copy sent me in which the above had been blue penciled apparently by some one who had read the apparently much read copy that was sent me It has in it quite a number of perfectly decent advertisements among them being one of St Edwards lege the Rev John T Boland Presi dent It has in it also the advertisement of a wire fence agent the bust ness generally of a poor mrnIThis agent was born of my home in a house for father paid 20000 on one of the fin est of Blue Grass farms His family were excellent people and all devoted followers of my grandfather Stone and members of the Christian or Campbelllte church the now agent In cluded This agent took to whisky drinking and for years was employed in the Reed hotel in Lexington to sweep out the saloon and the billiard negro man named Tom Edwards who used to work ottithe farm for me and who had belonged to that agents father gave the agent 10 cents after having made him promise that he would not spend It for whisky The article in the Harpoon that Immediately precedes the one about me occupies two and a half pages and Is not only religious but lat so and is written by editor Bon his initials t Zt 1swrrntd fyerttsement a Methodist camp meeting that to be conducted in that country speaks reverently of God Christ and the Holy Ghost If I ever blue pencil ed anything in my paper to anybody I cannot recall it and I am quite sure I never In any way marked anything to the Harpoon That paper came to me as I now re call sent to me as an exchange by Its editor at his own suggestion and that was the first I ever heard of It I ordered my paper sent to it as an exchange a year or two ago and supposed it had been going ever since and my impression is that the Har poon only stopped coming to me from its editor after I had spoken of It in terms of disapprobation thatIsay me which I forget- I think a man who publishes a pa per in the liquor interest ought to patronize liquor by drinking it freely and it is possibly because Editor Bon ner has been consistent In this mater that he does not get things straight His paper seems to be an tempt to ape the very worst features that the Blade ever had and also to ape Branns Iconoclast a common thing among Texas writers who have Branns immorality but none of hisI genius The Harpoon abounds In the ruffianly talk that you would expect in a saloon paper and has in it absolutely no morality and much Immor ality its hatred of the negro being one of its distinguishing features and the subject of the first editorial in thisI issue of the Harpoon It Is as much credit to be hated by a bad man as toI be loved by a good one and I am proud of the Harpoons enmity to meI I do not want to say anything against Jesus Christ that is not manded by the Interests of truthIThe Harpoon says that Jesus taught love for humanity charity honesty truthfulness obedience to the laws It is however true that there is notI in all the teachings of Jesus a single line that teaches love for humanity There is no place where he taught charity except the one place where he says Mat Give unto him that asketh thee but there is no account that he ever gave anybody anything He never once Intimates that pee ple ought to be honest and he does not a single time teach that people ought to be truthful or that they ought to obey the laws But he did work a miracle to mime liquor out of water and taught his followers to drink liquor and this commends him to Editor Bonner a promoter of the liquor traffic The Editor Is one of the thousands of Christians who make most compll mentury statements about Jesus Christ without knowing anything about what the Bible says about him A golden opportunity presents Itself to the Homeseeker In the sale of nesota State lands which will take place during October and November of this year Approximately acres will be sold under the state laws of Minnesota and the terms on which this land Is sold are such as to permit a man of small means to secure for himself a home of his own The lands will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder But fifteen per cent of the purchase price needs to be paid at the time of sale The balance may run for forty years at four per cent nual Interest If desired Bear in mind that the settler is dealing with the State of Minneasota and that the title to all State land Is perfect makes this an uncommon offer The lands owned by the State of Minneasota are die trlbuted particularly in the Northern part of the State some in rich wheat fields of the Western portion of the State and In the main will grow any thing that is indigenous to the and this section is admittedly the most perfect Dairying country in the United States Honorable S Iver son the State Auditor and Land missioner has charge of these sales and the locations of the lands as well as specific terms of sale will be gladly furnished by him Gomez Texas Aug 22 1905 Dear Brother Moore- I see In the Blade of August E M 305 a piece written by J B Wilson on the death of John Hay the Infidel which makes me wish to say something In 38 days I will be 74 years old I tried for 35 years to preach the gospel I am now a dlest and have been so for year and know there Is nothing in the Christian religion and because of this belief while In com mon healthjand the right exercise of mind I wish to say once for always that when I die I want my frlenfls to give me a plain decent burial In such dress as I would wear In visit ga friend and not to allow Chrfettan songs talks or prayers to be at pry ayr a no Dretentlo to Denton Texas Aug 25 1905 Dear Brother Hughes j About a year ago I subscribed for a copy of the Rome Congress Book and I herewith enclose the Ibo to pay for same Please send me the copy as soon as you can spare It You and the Editor of the Blade should decide to keep the article en titled The Religion of Sclencc stand ing in the Blade for a year anyway It will open many eyes to reason Yours for Liberty ROBERT G WRIGHTJ SNOWED UNDER IN AUGUST Our good Brother A A Snow of Bracewell Iowa has had a debate with Rev Miller of which the Line vllle 10 Tribune reports as follows The SnowMiller Discussion The discussions of the question or the Bible vs Evolution between N C Miller of Pollock Mo and A A Snow of Bracewell Iowa were held in the public square park In this place on Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday evenings of last week and attracted good crowds every evening Very few however seemed to the matter seriously but were there for the entertainment it afforded Elder Miller who Is an adherent of the Advent faith affirmed the truth of the scriptures and Mr Snow denied substituting the theory of Evolution and the laws of Nature in place of the bible account of the creation Each speaker by agreement took half an hour twice each evening Elder Miller leading off and Mr Snow replying Elder Miller appeared to be an earnest and sincere advocate of the truth of the bible He Is quite an old mjn He was a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War in the same com any with Uncle Davy Perkins of Decatur county and has been a preach er ever since the close of the wAr to Is however a type of those early day preachers not as frequently met with now as forty years ago and Is not as well versed in the newfangled theories and Ingenious sophlstryrof the modern evolutionists as he should- ave been to meet so able an Snow ent of those doctrines as Mr Without reference to the truth merits of the questions discussed if was apparent to the crowds that Hi tened that Elder Miller was outclassed earI thened faith in the mu evers in the truth of tho scriptures Our friend Snow finished his debate with Rev Miller Saturday night Ills the general opinion that Snow was too much for himnot because Snow was right but because the other fel low was out of his class Mr Snow has reasoned to be thankful for the storm that came about oclock Saturday evening and ended the debate just as Elder Miller was about to launch the final and crushing blow that would have knocked Mr Snow out of the ring The Elder had been saving it for the last but the elements were against him I dont think Bro Snow has any right to crow for poor Bro Miller did not havo any show When the Lord sends the snow and rain both against man you cant expect him to do much Try him again Bro Miller and just grind him up THE REV DR OGDENS OPINION The Rev Horace G Ogden pastor of Trinity Methodist church Is of the opinion that the prevalence of suicides does not denote any growth of atheism Too many of them he sid leave notes expressing a desire to meet their friends In heaven and a be lief of a future world True It Is the logical thing for an atheist to do when his troubles accumulate for he thinks death ends all but one cannot account for suicides in this way I broadly classify suicides under three heads atheists Insane persons and those who believes the next world can hold out no greater misery than this When you take out the atheists and Insane persons it leaves a large number of believers In future life I am of the defectivenessthink that in order to commit suicide a person must arrive at the conclusion that death is the end It is when mental or physical suffering becomes so In tense that a person can imagine noth ing worse that he determines on death as a relief from his condition and no doubt the Idea is often suggested by hearing of others taking the same course The above appears in the Courier Journal of August 28 under an article showing that there had been In Louis- Ville six suicides in one week How many suicides counting all lasses have occurred In Lexington susIdonot kn w ualibUta ozen n a c ely all of whom were nice people and nearly all uspeople- some of them being specIall Ejkwout iAmong the 12 there wasfidela Circuit Judge a man whose devotion to his mother was beautiful and his life was exemplary in every re spect except that he was a drunkard and he seems to have suicided because he was hopelessly so The other one was a newspaper man who while an Infidel as a model manI He became somewhat Inclined to Christianity became a drunkard and suicided loved by all who knew him THE LIQUOR QUESTION A candidate for a State office who lives near me a few days ago gave a barbecue at which I was told by a furnlsbIhis dIsapprobation- But at the same time the sent 14 Good Try Route I It traverses a territory rich In undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for agriculture horticulture stock raise Inf mining and manufacturing And last but not let It l- aThe Scenic Routs far Tourists The Frisco System 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Railway St Paul Minn MAX BASS Genl Immigration 220 Clark St Chicago ment among our highest society against liquor must be Increasing for Senator Jo Blackburn who made a JIrquorone of his leading modes of election has announced himself a candidate for and is com mony understood to be one of the most brilliant men of the State ana is one of the gretest of American journalists But as soon as he announced himself his opponents sprung on him his de votion to mint juleps and now Wat u t and Rent caco v Montana Agent governor M J COSTELLOrGenl Industrial Agent St Paul Minn terson denies the whole story about his devotion to mint jullps when for merely this was one of the causes of his great popularity In Kentucky Drunkenness has been the cause of so much official malfeasance In Ken tucky that the people are afraid to have another liquor drinking govern or one of that kind having perma nently demoralized the whole State by the use of hU pardoning power and so I suppose Watterson who might 11Statewill probably be defeated for thepo r t sitionw k f r j ttr 1