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Digital page images are linked to the text file. j i f BLUE GRASS BLADEiflgba1 QerUl i EDITED BY A HEAtu Esst ZEST OF PUBLISHED WEEKLY ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE 1 N 1 H VOLUME XIV NUMBER 25LEXINGTOt KENTUCKY SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10 E M 305x100A YEAR f nnBLADE TERMS OF THE X Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers t 50 cents each 250 for five Terms100 per year In advance ferelgn subscription 160 Five new subscribers sent one year fGr260- Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Elue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old as well as the new address When send your subscription say whether y u are a new or old sub scriber off ofpublicatiii W at1i1rtst LexinBteVi Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexington Ky as Second Class Mall Mat tsr Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 313 Lexington Kentucky tl r Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 SOMERSET FAIR fi August 293031 and Sept let fJ 260 Roundtrip via QUEEN AND CRESCENT ROUTE Tickets on sale above dtftes good returning September 2nd Ask ticket agents for particulars If your subscription Is due we wish t you would please remit and save us the postage of notifying y- ou50c HIGH BRIDGE AN- DRETURN SUNDAY SEP 10 Tickets oo sale for trainsNo5 or special and returning on No6 or special train leaving iHiah Bridge 500 P H t Ask agents for Particulars ji i DR JOSERH RILEY SMITH A RICH INFIDEL MORALIST DIES IN HIS 88TH YEAR IN BIR MINGHAM ALA Brother L B Shoenfield has sent me a copy of the AgeHerald of Birmingham Alabama containing a fine large picture of my old friend Dr Joseph R Smith and a long and most compll mentary account of him- I give the beginning and end of the account of him JOSEPH RILEY SMITH IS DEAD AFTER LONG AND USEFUL CAREER Pioneer of Jefferson County Passes Away Peacefully At HomeFirst White Child Born In Community Funeral Will be Conducted This Afternoon at 4 Oclock From Resl dence In ElytonInterment In Elm wood Cemetery Dr Joseph Riley Smith whose life work is a part of the history of Bir mingham and the Birmingham district died at 150 oclock yesterday after noon at the home of his son Col T O Smith in Elyton in the eighty eighth year of his age Though he had been tailing In health some time and his death was not unex pected yet to his relatives friends and acquaintances the announcement that he was no more came as a shock keenly and deeply felt The funeral will be held at oclock this afternoon from the Smith rest dence at Elyton The Interment will take place at Elmwood Cemetery His Religious Views In religious belief Dr Smith did not conform to the conventions of creed He was jinldJo be and did not deny jit Is known as an M- nos He fuss del His doubting and questioning regarding things religious sprang from honest and Intense convictions and his views he was prepared to defend whenever occasion might arise He had little If any sympathy with reli gious faith should not be circumscrib ed by or reduced to the formula of creeds Yet withal he was tolerant in his judgments of others opinions and sought not to clash with persons who differed with him He under stood that the purpose of all discussion or convention Is not to overcome ones opponent but rather to obtain Information on the subjects discussed Though Dr Smith was an agnostic all his children were reared In the Methodist Giver Dr Smith was a liberal giver to the educational and charitable insti tutions of the community It was he who provided the money to build the Dr J R Smith school at Smithfield and he frequently gave large sums of money to deserving charities with out permitting the public to know of his beneficent acts Among those who know him best ho was regard ed s s one who loved hls fellow men In the long and Interesting account of Brother Smith is told an interesting story that he told me when he came from Birmingham to visit me at Quakeracro about ten years ago In 1840 while a medical student in Lex ington Bro Smith met a famous beau ty Miss Mary Smithers and greatly admired her but after returning to his home married another lady After some years his wife died and he mar rled the widow who had been the beautiful Miss Smithers Miss Smith ers was the model for tho woman in the Triumph of Charity made by the Kentucky sculptor Joel T Hart In Italy and bought by the state of Ken tucky and placed In the fine new court house In Lexington where It was destroyed by fire when that supposed fireproof building was burned Dr Smith was my most ardent friend in the days when tho Blade ad vocated political Prohibition of the liquor traffic but was never so much interested in me after I withdrew from the Prohibition party because It was so much influenced by the church He was the leading Prohibitionist in the whole South His picture in the AgeHerald represents him as having a face very much style of that of Abraham Lincoln Immediately below the picture of Dr Smith Is that of another promi lrt nent citizen of Birmingham whose pic ture is a striking contrast to that of Dr Smith The picture of the latter is like that of the typical saloonkeeper fat and bloated and unlntel lectual Tho man Is spoken of as a caterer Ho died rich and popular and was burled with all the pomp of the Catholic church of which he was a no mention of any religious ceremony in connection with the death of Dr Smith on the other hand It is explained that he was an Infidel mor alist The life and death of one such Infidel moralist as Dr Smith does more for the cause of Infidelity than the writing of a score of brilliant In fidels who attain no reputation for moralsIt to be the case that a large part of the stock in trade of every preacher was a collection of tales about the horrible deaths of Infidels and happy deaths of Christians Now the AgeHerald one of the most prominent papers In the South where Infidelity is supposed to have no foot hold prints side by side the accounts of the deaths of two prominent rich citizens one an Infidel and one a Chlstian and the Infidel Is represent ed as a great and grand humanitarian who like the Infidel Abon Ben Adhem only loved his fellowmen while the religious caterer seems to have lived only to eat and drink There Is no common sense In the advocacy of Infidelity unless Infidels are to be better men and women than Christians are and If Infidels will live up to their philosophy the deaths of Infidels and Christians will generally be reported in the large and firstclass newspapers just as these two deaths are reported in the AgeHerald Ever since the meetings of the two Infidel Congresses at St Louis at the fair there has been a great and con certed effort of freelovers and anar chists to Introduce their foul doctrines into Infidel propagandism and their efforts were for a longingly effective they M captured the Truth Seeker the only Infidel weekly paper now published In America except the Blade But the freelovers and anarchists have now so been defeated that no freelover or anarchist can rank among representative Infidels Brother Smith would no more have sanctioned free love or anarchy than he would have sanctioned theft and murder and he was a radical opponent of liquor as no freelover or anarchist is That disgraceful pair having neon spurned by all the best class of true Infidels we now ought to emulate the example of Brother Smith and work for the suppression of the liquor traf fic You have only to look In any paper any time to see the workings of the liquor evil resulting In the murder of women and children and suicide all over this country Liquor drinking finds so much en couragement In the Bible that saloon- keepers and liquor dealers and liquor editors everywhere quote tho Bible as authority for their business and in the whole of the Bible from start to finish there Is not ono line that says you must not drink liquor All editors of liquor papers are Chris tians No man In the world can send me a copy of any paper edited in the Iquor interest by an Infidel and no Infidel can consistently be anything else than an enemy to the liquor traf fic I would recommend to any young man especially to send to the Age Herald of Birmingham Alabama for a copy of that paper of August 31 1905 so as to cut from it the picture and ac count of the Infidel moralist Jospeh Riley Smith for preservation in a scrap book ON ITS OWN RAILS- A railroad with Its own rails extend ing from one Important city to anoth er has decided advantages over a traverserails Insure quicker service entirely obviating tiresome delays arising from connections missed This Is why THE KATY with its own rails from St Louis and Kansas City to Houston Galveston and San Antonio has advantages over other lines between the same points Through trains with Pullman sleep ers and chair cars are run between St Louis and Kansas City and all principal Texas cities You step into the cars at St Louis or Kansas City and are not compelled to leave them until your destination is reached 1 RIDDLE Will NEVER BE READ But Many Secrets of the Universe are Bared Darwins Son Speaks on Celestial Evolution And The Quarrel Over The Solar Systems AgeGreat Possibilities of Rad him Expounded to The British As sblatlon at Johannesburg I Johannesburg South Africa Aug 31Pror George Howard Darwin second son of the late Prof Darwin and Professor of Astronomy at Cam bridge England addressed the Brit ish Association at the meeting just held here on tho subject of Celestial said the German astronomer Dade long ago propounded a simple empiral law concerning the distance at which the several planets move about the sun and his formula embraced so largo a number of cases with accuracy that they were compell ed to believe that It arose in some manner from the primitive conditions of the planetary system There were certain perpetual orbits in which a meteoric stone of minor planet might move forever without collision But when such an Immortal career Had been discovered for our minor planet It still remained to discover whether the slightest possible departure from the prescribed orbit would become greater and greater and ultimately lead to a collision with the sun or Jove or whether the body would trav el so as to cross and recross the exact perpetual orbit always remaining close to t- It the slightest departure Inevitably increased as time went on the orlt was unstable If on the other iSfad Iness he pa thusrhtier t tstl n Theie were perpetual orbits but sJSfce and indeed most were unstable and these did not offer an immortal career for a meteoric stone and there were other perpetual orbits which were stable or persistent The unstable ones were those which succumbed to the struggle for life and the stable ones were the species adapted to their en vironment Tile Stable Orbits There was hardly room for doubt that if a complete solution for our solar system were attainable we should find that the orbits of the ex planets and satellites were num listing among the stable perpetual discussing In some detail the celebrated nebular hypothesis first suggested by Kant and later restated Independently by this French mathematician Laplace Prof Darwin sketch ed the evolution of a rotating liquid planet like the earth which was the first stable species of our family and dealt with the Influences of tidal oscil retrospect both day and month were found continuously shortening The system might be traced bock to a time when the day and month were identical in length and were both only about four or five of our present hours The identity of the day and month meant that the moon was always opposite to the same side of tho earth thus at the Begin ping the earth always presented the same face to the moon just as the moon now always shows the same face to us Moreover when the month was only somo four or five of our present hours in length tho moon must have been only a few thousand miles from the earths surfacea great contrast with the present dlstanco of 240000 might well be arguers nom tnls conclusion alone that the moon was separated from the earth more or less as a single portion of matter at a time Immediately antecedent to the Initial stage to which she had been traced But there was a yet more weighty argument favorable to this view for It appeared that the initial stage was one In which the stability of tho species of motion was tottering so that the system presented the characteristic of a transitional form which would denote a change of typo or species The Moons Age Discussing the time occupied by the sequence of evolutionary events e i Sr sketched Prof Darwin said that If at every moment since the birth of the moon tidal friction had always been at work in such a way as to produce the greatest possible effect we should find that 00000000 years would be consumed In this portion of evolution ary history The true period must be much greater and it did not seem un reasonable to suppose that 500000000 to 1000000000 years might have elapsed since the birth of the moon Such an estimate would not seem extravagant to geologists Pure geology pointed to some period between 50000000 and 1000000000 years the upper limit being more doubtful than the lower Thus they did not find any thing which rendered the tidal theory of evolution untenable Dealing with the different estimates of the physicists and the geologists Pi of Darwin said that from a calcula tion of the suns total output of heat It seemed to be imperatively necessary that the whole history of the solar system should be comprised within some 20000000 years For the last 40 years the physicians had been accustomed to tell the geologists that they must moderate their claims but for himself he had always believed that the geolo gists were more nearly correct And now at length relief had come to the strained relations between the two parties for the recent marvelous dis coveries in physics showed that con centration of matter was not the only source from which the sun might draw its heat Power of RadiumiRadium was a substance which was perhaps millions of times more powerful than dynamite Thus it was esti mated that an ounco of radium would contain enough power to rain 10000 tons a mile above Ike earths surface Another way of stating the same esti mate was than the energy needed to tow a ship of 12000 tons a distance of 6000 sea miles at 15 knots was contained in 22 ounces of radium The Saxon nrnhnhtv d 5000 OS rtgllii r mately the same length Now we knew that the earth con tains radioactive materials and it was safe to assume that it forms in some degree a sample of the materials of the solar system hence it was al most certain that the sum is radioactive also This branch of science was yet In its infancy but they al ready saw how unsafe it was to dog matize on the potentialities of matter It appeared Lien that the physical ar gt meet was not susceptible of a great er degree of certainty than that of the geologists and the scale of geological time remained In great measure un known We may Indeed be amazed at all that man has been able to find out but the Immeasurable magnitude of the undiscovered will throughout all time remain to humble his pride Our childrens children will still be gazing and marveling at the starry heavens but the riddle will never be read WORKING ON SUNDAY- At my home Quakeracre eight miles north of Lexington Kentucky on Sunday September a force of carpenters of a Lexington building company were with my full consent and approbation engaged in building a large barn At the beginning of this year the preachers of Lexington combined in an effort to stop working and business in Lexington on Sunday and so far as know have only succeeded In stopping the bootblacks and tho barbers Now here is a big rich Lexington business firm of Lexington for the preachers to tackle and I stand in with the carpenters as being equally responsible with them for tho work done on that Sunday and I defy them to try to punish any of us for It If preachers do any work at all It on Sunday and they get more money for working their Jaws about 20 minutes each Sunday than a haltdozen carpenters do for honest hard work every day of the week Sunday In cluded Now is a good chance to settle this matter as to whether or not these preachers can stop the honest business of all other men to promote the lying superstitious business of the a set of cowards to bo con tent to stop barbers and bootblacks and here is a case they can use to test whether or not in the State of Kentucky the Christians can use the civil law to force their religion upon people who do not care for it Start your legal proceedings right away I am anxious for the test A SONG FOR THE FREETHINKERS- By Will Hubbard Kernan Author of t If Were God Inscribed to Dr ttJ Wilson Cincinnati 0 rfI A song for the brave Freethinkers A song for the fearless band Who are smltin the superstitions that darken and damn the land Who are lifting the races upward to realms that are yet untrod Where man will master the knowledge that he in himself Is God II t Too long hath he been the vassal of preachers and popes and priests Too long unto them he hath truckled and kept all their fasts and feasts Too long hath he dreaded their Devil and their hot phantasmal Hell Then a song for the Kings of Reason who have led him to rebel IlL r They are pulling the fangs of church men it is little we hear today Of the hideous creed of Calvin as Innshame It slinks away t And every sect is seeking to temper its teachings old While the Hell of the qMtIme Gospel coldIIV 0 radiant Revolution By whom Is it being wrought By the proud progressive Thinkers r who never have masked a thought By the Liberalsthe LightBearers of every clime and clan Who know that Man Is the Godhead and the only Godhead Man V A song for the many Martyrs who fell p that we might be free Who bled ou the rack and scaffold or t wheel for you and and me Who died at the stake like Bruno or + pined behind prison bars rhail to them hall forever Ay hail IV Never againnay never will tho Church rule tho Races more As It did In the days medieval through gibbet and chain and gore For lo It Is now confronted on every shore and sea By men who are making the masses free free and forever free VII Ay free of the Superstitions and the sol disant Saints of old Free of the fierce traditions that are ii the Bible toldx4Free of the Kings and Kaisers that ruled by a right divine And claimed for themselves and kins rv men the things that were yours and mine Free of the damnful customs that come from barbaric days Free of the Past forever and all of itstbloody ways And all of its bloody ways VII Then stand by your colors steady 0cimen of matchless mould liThine Is the greatest glory that ever ski 1Thelorgrander mission be fi A more glorious mission be rl REV J SWIFT CAMP r BELLITE PREACHER CROOKEDNESS 1 q The Wlntorset Iowa News has t been sent me having In it a marked piece of the Rev J H Swift of thefChurch of Christ the same that Is i fvariously known as Christian Camp T lbellttes and Disciples In a report of a sermon of RevhaYrSwift the following occurs Jk flordter take her playthings and run homefi iThwhich some of the members wore J much opposed to Swift One morning there were found atCF the doors of all the members of that church in the town a number of + green posters derogatory to the char acters of certain members of that church Swift was charged with having dis 1hundredll tS f jtfJ AIIII T 1 f f I lr DrJ 1 J I 7ib 5 ii1 1 1 1 PREACHER Writes Me a Curious Letter Defending the Bible Against One of Mrs Henrys Attacks Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky Some persons complain that the commands In the Bible are opposed to If the mental moral and personal liberty of women Allow me to differ with ft them Man not woman was driven out of the Garden of Eden Ii f Thy desire shall bo unto thy hus hand etc as said by the Lord God not God to a woman who had been temper of her husband and was 11 5thefir as are criminals in our time that i she had forfeited her right to person Y al liberty Behold I was shapen in iniquity and In sin did my mother conceive t me was said by one who had learn j ed the force of prenatal conditions and knew himself to be the victim of J them I suffer not a woman to usurp au thority over the man How many of you ye Liberals would be willing to do differently and be ruled by women Wives submit yourselves unto your- r own husbands as unto the Lord Is all in the womans favor as the remainder of the quotation will prove For the husband is the head of the wife even In like manner as Christ is the head of the church and he Is the Savior of the body Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing Let the wives then be saved or pro tected In everything by their own husbands which imposes on husbands the office of Savior or protector of the bodies of the wives In everything which would abolish all abuse in the marital relation Further we read Husbands love- your wives even as Christ also loved r the church and in another portion t of the book There is no fear In love but perfect love casteth out fear and Love worketh no ill to his neigh Ie bor therefore love Is the fulfilling of the law And again Likewise yo wives be in subjection to your own husbands iand But let it be the hidden man of the heart in that which Is not corruptible even the ornament of a meek dquletsplrlt which lslnthe sight ya of Inod of trrcat nricei e meek and quiet spirit here Is the mans spirit and we are told that the holy women also of old time so adorned themselves which means that holiness is the same in both Sarah obeyed Abraham call Ing him lord Abraham was govern ty I ed by his conscience for unto him a ia Savior was born which is Chris- the Lord or conscience and Isaac was the child of promise hoped for For every creature of God Is good and nothing to be rejected If it be received with thanksgiving Again the child hoped for The husbands who were Saviors or protectors of the wives bodies were Christians and such husbands only For explanation of character which was and is not Christian see Ephe d s sians v 5 For this ye know that no nor unclean person nor coretous man who is an Idolater hypocrite hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God Let no man deceive you with vain a woman would know anything concerning himself I suppose he means herselfEditor let her learn of her husband at home Let him be honest and tell her the truthLet women adorn themselves In modest poor apparel with shame facedness when the sum which should have been expended for apparel less modest poor is being wasted by their husbands in support of vices Let them be ashamed of such husbands and not conceal it Let your women keep silence in tho churches for It is not permitted unto them to speak Since your women are not permit ted to speak let them keep the men silentWoman what have I to do with character who said so did not desire that his mother should be watching while he did so mean an act as the turning of many gallons of water into a few gallons of wine thus diluting It and defrauding those who drank It The Touch me not spoken to Mary Magdalene was said lest she discover the fraud which was being practiced upon those who were look ing for the resurrection- No man hath seen God at any time And they saw the God of ac then saw the God of Israel Women of course fi 4i9 F2roJ cj4 jJ 0T In sorrow shall thou bring forth children was not said to women but to one woman Let the woman learn In silence with all subjection to silence not to far from finding the Bible oppos ed to the personal liberty of woman I understand It to be the advocate of all the rights and liberties that women are demanding the recognition- of URIACH SMITH D D Markvllle Minn Aug 30 1905 That Is certainly a very singular letter Some of It sounds like an or thodox Christian and some of It like a radical Infidel- It Is quite ingenious and evidently written by a pretty bright man but even the orthodox part of it contains errors even from an orthodox view point some of which are so flagrant and crude that they suggest theologi cal jokes like some of Mark Twains The piece is in a good spirit and the writer appears to be a moralist I am especially glad to receive communi cations from Christians We can only be intelligent by hear- Ing both sides of great questions To accent the word man as simply meaning the masculine of the human In speaking of the driving out of Eden is not merely a blunder in philosophy but the whole context shows that It is one of the cases where man embraces woman The difference between Lord God and God Elohlm and Yahveh In the first two chapters of Genesis is a very familiar one to a mere tyro in Hebrew criticism but no critic Chris tian or Infidel has ever before claimed that they did not refer to the same Eve in this instance stood as sponsor for the whole human race is so universally accepted by orthodox and heretic that I cannot here enter into a serious combat of your peal is of course possible that David may have been speaking simply per sonally when he said he was conceiv ed in sin but there is no reason to suppose that he was Intending to re flect upon the chastity of his mother and we may say in general terms that the whole world has un derstood that his remark was inten ded to be understood as being of gen eral application and If this be so the conclusion is inevitable that every wo man sinned who became the mother of a child The ceremonial cleansing of the woman accojrdingjpthe Lgyltl caL PNJWDI You assume that sound judgment dictates that the woman should not usurp authority over the man but that Idea originated in the fact that the woman is simply physically una ble to cope with the man and In all questions of morals a better judgment would be that woman should have au thority over the man as the woman thetman Your statement that wives should submit themselves to their husbands is an assumption of the whole ques tion In issue Paul a very ugly and crusty old bachelor said that but It Is very nat ural that women should not think that way about it and the article you are answering was written by Mrs Josephine K Henry of Versailles Ky There might be exceptional cases where the wifes entire submission to her husband might be in her favor but as a very general rule the husband favors himself more than he does his make the point that the hus band is the Savior of the womans body which In some respects Is true and in others not at all true but your own quotation explains that this subjection of the woman to the man Is In every thlngnot in body mere ly but in mind and spirit so that even of the husband be an Infidel the Pau line teaching is that the woman must mentally and spiritually be in sub jection to him and ask him when she wants information on any subject Certainly it would seem that Paul meant that women should thus be in mental and spiritual subjection to Christian husbands but if he meant that he ought to have said it as ho mentions that there are believing women who have unbelieving or Infidel it is not necessarily true that a wifes submlslon In all things to her husband is no guarantee that it would abolish all abuse in the marital relation You remember that Abraham hired his wife to strangers for a libidinous husbands should love their wives Is certainly good morals but suppose a mans wife leaves him and tho children and runs oft with a preacher What then- I dont see how you make out that the meek and quiet spirit Is the mans spirit All that about the adornment of women Is good One of the greatest of our modern evils li the amount of time thought and mon Jr ey that women spend on their clothes The plain teaching of Paul Is that if a woman would learn anything she must ask her husband at home but you Interpolate it so as to make Jt appear that it means only when a woman would know anything concern Ing herself That is utterly unwarranted and beside that when a woman wants to know about herself she had better ask some good physiciantwo times out of three an Infidel according to the Latin proverbor some Sensible old woman You say Let him be honest and tell her the truth but suppose he Is not honest and is a liar or suppose he is honest and truthful but Ignorant Your own suggestion that women should sometimes be ashamed of their husbands and expose them is good sense and good morals but you did not get that out of the Bible Neither do you get out of the Bible the idea that women should keep the men silent but It would be far better many times If they would do so A strange instance of what unscien tific people call telepathy occurred In connection with your letter Only a few hours before I got you letter I had been thinking for the first time that It was strange that no Infidel had ever suggested that Jesus made more wine out of water by pouring water In the wine that was left and which actually might have seemed better than the original wine to men who were drunk as the Greek original says they were What you say abort the fraud that Jesus practiced on his mother In con nectlon with the wine making and the fraud practiced upon Maty Mag dalene Is as radical Infidelity as I ever wrote and If you are going to keep that up you had better put an X before that D D like I do In Dog explanation of how women not man saw the risen God Is puerile unless a Christian preacher Is joking about the resurrection of Jesus Christ as I an Atheist would hardly do Beside that you will find that If you look at the context of your quotation Exodus 10 they were Moses and Aaron Nadab and Ablhu and not women who saw tho God cf a clever but queer comblna tlon probably one of the mllll rs of men who are Infidels and arc afraid to say PRIESTS STOPPED TEA HI ce voted that ke their clutches off the brains of child hood Thus publicly the FrenchDe puty has declared to the people of France and to the whole world that the Catholic priesthood Is antagon istic to and destroys Republican doc trines What a blow this is toold superstition What a difference be tween this and St Bartholomew The announcement that Premier Combes was to speak caused every Ntlo be of teaching said M tonbes was not an Imprescriptible rl htIt was a concession by the state The only question was whether tble con cession should be made to the reli gious congregations whose teaching during the last 50 years could bo Judg ed by its results Instead of love fraternity and uni ty among the people he declared the teachings by the congregations brought forth hatred and alienated the people from the republic It was time to take measure to end this propaganda The congregations were doing all In their power to destroy the repub lican doctrine and to show any weak ness towards this is truly unpardona ble The country had encouraged the Governments policy in al the recent elections which resulted itt favor of a Republican policy The existence of the congregations was a contra diction in a country regulated by the principles of 1708 They were the struments of a counter revolution and they must all be pushed aside by a single vote which would indbrde tho entire policy of the Government This action would be contrary neither to the spirit nor to the letter of fthe law There is nothing In the lawcon tinned the Premier which restricts you to a separate dlscusslonrd vote on each of these zatlon There is a principle at stake The Government has done is whole duty The majority cannot disavow It for by so doing it will render It Impossible for the Government to con tlnue its task After a brief reply by M Rlbot the Chambers voted the adoption of the commissions report by 300 Votes to 257 The announcement of the Jesuit of the ballot was received with shouts of Long Live the Republican Down with the Congregational The Chambers then voted that Premier Combos speech should be printed Ii and posted throughout France and see how things are oom Ing our way Emperor William com pelled to explain his religious posl Ion The Caar compelled to decree religious liberty Secular education established In France and the declar ation published to the world that Christianity Is an enemy to Republi can Institutions and therefore to erty and to the Rights of Man Again faint Liberal heart take courage W SEX EQUALITY IN FINLAND When you feel like grumbling at the advancement of women in Amer ica and their evident determination to stand on an equal footing with men do not Imagine that you have discov ered something new In a corner of Europe the subject was thrashed out years ago and set tied In Finland while the women cannot vote no other door Is to them Behind the counter barredI bank you will often find a woman Women attendants only are found on sleeping cars there are many women street car conductors In married life husband and wife share each others property Infidelity is sin for a man as much as for a woman divorce is rare and the righteous party invaria bly holds the children and the prop erty while society closes its doors to the doer of evil No sex equality has not made of Finland a second Eden Tho country- In the grip of Russia is anything but that But it is a fact that the rise of women has not harmed men nor has it coarsered women They loce and bear children as they did before They seek education and find it but it has not made them the worse moth ers Almost universal education has advanced the typo of Finnish women In colleges they stand shoulder to shoulder with males Their brains are as keen or keener their wits as fine and their steadiness in the pur suit of knowledge something to ad mire and emulate Among 212 fellows that compose that organization of fine minds the Royal Geographical Society of Fin land 73 are women When your wife qolns a club and the glrs yearn for a career dont nag or throw cod water on advanced Ideas Dont prate about a womans sphere being at home Nine times In ten she has brains enough to discover her own sphere w To be Executed for a Horrible Murde Tried to Exterminate a Whole Family Valdosta Ga Aug 19A feud merciless and deadly almost beyond be lief is soon to have a terrible sequel on the gallows and Intheoonvlct campJ G Rawlings rich and a retired minister Milton and Jesse his sons and Alfred Moore a negro accomplice have been sentenced to suffer the death penalty for murder In Septem berLeonard Rawlings another son of J G Rawlings and W P Turner a negro preacher have been sentenced to life imprisonment Under the lea ing system prevailing in Georgia this means a lingering death in the convict men were convicted for the murder of two little children Bob and Annlo Carter in an attempt to extermi 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 section and settled on adjoining plantations The Rawlings family comprises three boys and two girls Car ter had one son and three daughters Trouble began three or four years ago when Carter criticised Rawlings method of rearing his children Repetition of this criticism Irritated Raw lings and he served notice on Carter that there must bo an end to the talk Carter laughed at the warning The children took up the quarrel When they met there wuan exchange of taunts and abuse Often they fought A love match between the oldest children of the two families was terminated A few months ago the Rawlings boys stripped little Bob Car ter soused him in a creek until he was half drowned and withheld his clothing while mosquitoes tsung the boy That brought matters to a fight ing pitch A minister sought to restore bar mony Carter was willing Rawling rejected the overtures and so the preacher said avowed that he would crawl on his belly for miles to kill Carter and his breed A few evenings latter cattle in the Carter barn made a great rumpus Cltlldten1ran S 1 4r ifi y iFJ 4 BEAUTY SPOTS MINNESOTA LAKE PARK REGION LAKE MACDONALD MONTANA LAKE CHELAlf WASHINGTON BEAUTIFUL PUGET SOUND AVAIL YOURSELF OP STOPOVER PRIVILEGES I WHILE OR YOUR WAY TO THE f Lewis Clark ExpositionVIA TIm Great Northern RailwayT- HE COMFORTABLE WAY am or Information BepressatatheRaIlwal II Great northern 1m mIl eaDem MW tCUTS FOR JIAlOIOT 1LL1Il1RATT ft LET A CAMSJU JOVUriY TUB LEWIS LIP 1111LL WXROr BtMY TraMc K JM1i when he saw tho two children shot down by men armed with shotguns Suspecting that it was but the forerunners of the murder of the entire family he ran into the houso and bar red the doors The children had not been killed outright Annie screamed for help The murders stilled her cries by grinding their heels into her face and kicking her until her ribs were ufe1waspeals for help he might serve as 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 terrlbly 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 sailed their ears All night long the murderers be sieged the house They fired many shots with the blind hope of striking tho occupants Late at night they grew desperate and attempted to fire the building Carter drove them away with charges from a shotgun Just before 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 mad- ebyadgoje4ienegro bsons Moore and Turret eq In another town on the night of the murder but was arrested on Moorea 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 100 and that he and Turner 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 gal lows and two to life imprisonment All the prisoners except Moore declare their innocence and are working hard to secure a reversal of judgment TEACHERS MAKING NATION OF SCEPTICS Rev A Simpson of Chicago nounces Teaching of Theory of Evolution From Chicago American The Rev A B Simpson pastor of the Eighth Avenue Tabernacle New York which has a congregation of 14000 and president of the Christian Alliance yesterday afternoon in an address at the First Methodist church Clark and Washington streets de nounced the teaching of the theory of evolution in the public schools He declared that liberal thought Is undermining the educational tem of this country and that Sunday newspapers breathing parks and shorter hours are also a part of the desruction The address was made before the delegates to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Scientists are attempting to dis credit the work of God tho minister said They are trying to give the credit of creation to a force called evolution and are intimating that God has gone out of business The zeal with which theorists are following the hobby of evolution and introducing it Into our schools is un dermining the educational system of our country Teachers by injecting the liberal thought idea in our edu cational Institutions are doing more than anything else to make this a na tion of skeptics Send In your order for Dr Wilsons Rome book so you can got one of the first from the press as orders are filled u received Renow your subscription for the B O Blado i i i i 1 BISHOP HENRY POTTERS SUBWAY TAVERN NOW A COMMON SALOON I have received a marked copy of the New York Evening Journal of September giving an account of the lapse of Bishop Potters famous Sub way Tavern into a common saloon and a picture caricature of it In which the devil is represented as being ex ceedingly jubulant ovqr the denone ment of the matter An interview of Potter is given In which he admits the failure of the like a very weak man The same enclosure contained the following Religion and Rum From the New York Sun In this period of declining religious faith many churches have undertaken to provide a substitute for it In exten sive and complicated parish systems of philanthropy organized to look aft er the temporal welfare of people in stead of their Immortal souls Various sorts of clubs have been set upfbil Hard playing basket ball dancing and other amusements but the extreme of absurdity was reached when a liquor saloon is the poor mansJclub and needs only to be conducted IItlonsIncidentally on the assumption that7J the liquors furnished in the run t a1iaa wznt tnterlarrot Jpf both good morals and good health by purveying a better Ar tide Of course the thing has not J worked The humorous incident of the opening of a religious rumstiop gave notoriety to the place at the passedI j j tition the saloons in 1Ito make money and not to mix philanthropy j with whisky t TOLSTOI AN ANARCHIST- I lately said that no man could show me any statement of TolstoiS that he is an anarchist At tho time I wrote that I think I stated that was true but he has since announced himself an anarchist and many clippings of his announcelment aro set me I am sorry it is so Ho has been a great man and his recent expression will do harm 125 Ooillflall t AND RETURN SUNDAY IN8EP117 J730amon date of sale on train Returning leave Cincinnati at 830 p m same date Aft zents for particulars H C KING C P 4 T A III E MAIN ST it riot r 1f 4Li dt2rill IMARRIAGE BY GRIER KIDDER The average marriage js coupling two nlncompops In the name of Fath er Son and Holy Ghost the rude awakening of loves young dream the morn irrealitys ending the moon light romance orange blossoms covering a multitude of sins What God Joins let no man sunder should be what nature sunders let no God oln Is free lovo with sanity worse than self evident daddy with lunacy Tainting body or mind better than tainting parentage Better a sound 1r nigger than a sick white man Book er Washington than Emperor Wil liam nobodys son with sense than somebodys son with nonsense Illegitimacy than idiocy At a wedding a physicians Jlcenso should displace a marriage license an M D a D D Many a wedding benediction fathers a funeral sermon Begetting an curabler Is as bad as murdering him causing misery no better than curing it The deformed or Idiotic should be killed at birth Bearing children to suiter Is like creating sinners to damn Love Is subtle miasmas eluding def Inltlon simpering sentiments dodging the dictionary infatuations fancy emotional Insanitys 1feeding Into matrimonial madness 1tLoves approach may be gradual and Its arrival sudden and tempestuous Like death It claims all seasons states and ages Tennyson says its peculiar to youth and spring DutI an old duffer of seventythree eloped last Christmas with a giddy young thing of fiftyseven Turning Jackass Isnt regulated by the almanac That marriage reminds me of two icebergs colliding The lover Is a nuisance to all but the loved He exhausts stale sighs like an asthmatic tug boat Away from his other half hes as melancholy as a fragment of the Trinity on a foreign mission Too much love before marriage means too little after present pressures invit ing future reaction Better friend ships evolving Into the the expected than volcanic lovers erupting Into die appointment Beware of long engage mentsi Long engagements are like i long winded resolutions enthusiasm consumed with preparation Too much 4 preparation like too much appetizer clogs the appetite for what follows Be a miser of your zeal Economize our tiithuslasm especially In lofeo Long engagement means marriage as a variety Marriage asiL variety means divorce as a variety If you expectIit to generate variety Dont let your young man call every night If he be in your home too often as a lover husIthe equilibrium and keep an edge on love You dont want to feel as If you are marrying one of your own family The engaged man Is apt to think that ho fills a long felt want that the 1engaged girl has forgotten every body but him Animals are bred ssomehow people any how The stock breeders brood mare treated better than his wife the mother of his children worse than the mother of his pedigreed dogs Who coerces his cow In the matter of maternity The prenatal state of the mule is preferable to the prenatal state of his owner Shouldnt baby breeding be as scientific as puppy breeding Bad environment triumphs over good heredity as often as bad heredity withstands good environment Where prohibition quenches ones thirst as Mysociatlongood Is inheritance my bad rever sion My environments were the best but embittered with Calvinism duty stimulated with damnation My week was six days witha Presbyterian t Sunday at each end I was that vinistic combination the son of a gentleman a child of God and th favorite of the devil The composer of the Shorter Cateclsm ought to have been hanged for disseminating ob scene literature It took all my here dity to keep mo from remaining a Presbyterian The Presbyterian church is an evangelical sweat box Since my escape life feels like a refrlger ator What Is Freethought but the cold storage of reason The ence between Calvinism and differI dism Is the difference between lum of Insane gentlemen and a grle of crazy niggers You breed good colts from good sires and good dams That settles the heredity Being rich your children settles the environment Result good stock Encouraged with colts you try 1rabies Being intellectual you natur a fool That settles the heredity Being rich your children are not trained That settles the vironment Result poor stock Then you go around wondering Why God has punished you in your old age Doesnt heredity hold in man It holds In beast What have the number of legs to do with It Look at Royalty 1t rIt S ttfr ti Kings and queens have bred Inandin till prince has become syn onymous with pimp The best bredI people were the early Americans Im Imgratlon has ruined us Drunkards lunatics and criminals havo equal rights to marry Such are notoriously fallthful In bequeathing their afflictions Being brutal they are nearer to nature The nearer to nature the more pronounced are natural traits Again crime Insanity etc are Inten sities so to speak The parent under an Intense strain so stamps the off spring Influencing Inherited traits depends upon circumstances The criminal rarely reformed He lacks the moral sense Teaching him morals who has no moral sense Is like teaching him Freethought who has no sense Many an Intellectual brain lacks the moral department Few ras cals are fools Good Inherited traits are more easily eradicated by bad environment than are bad Inherited traits by good environment because evil Is more Intense than good Other wise thered be no premium on goodness Only preachers and being good as easy as being bad Dont confound heredity with reversion Heredity your child receives from you reversion throught you In heredity you are the front In rever sion and funeral You may have an Intellectual son Dont be alarmed Perhaps he went back to his great grand daddy for what his daddy lacks You are not necessarily the whole show So If your offspring doesnt look like you dont get mad and call marriage a failure Just so he doesnt look like your preacher thank God ana take courage Draper I think says the prenatal state is uninfluenced by externals Birth marks disposi tion etc sum to contradict him Jacob colored the unborn cattle A Catholic woman bears Christs wounds In her side and hands Every Good Friday the wounds open and discharge the deeming claret A crucifix had been her mothers constant companion So you see when you reproduce you may expect a monkey by reversion a luna tic by inheritance or a caricature by association Such facts are known to stock breeders The English experi mented many years to get a deer hound Thirty years of crossing and recrossing gave a mongrel another ten the deer hound Suppose you had bred folks for years to get a Freethinker and expense had nothing to show bu a Socialist Reversion is the marvel of biology We often see a blonde in a family of bruncttch1This is especially notice aiuuuH Uiu LiJmnii laafiiiua Wntft Is commoner than baboon types among the Catholic Irish This sounds as flattering to posterity as disrespect ful to ancestors But Its true Rever sion shows more clearly in the young because it has been less effected with the artificiality of environment What Is a baby but a hairless monkey Dur- Ing gestation the offspring passing through each animal phase reaches the human phase Then birth occurs and the arrival Is said to have a soul and to be eligible for hell When the child as I take it is born before evolve ing from prehistoric phase it resem bles some remote ancestor The her maphrodite for instance Darwin says our most distant ancestors were double sexed Think of being uncer talc whether you are a lady or a gen tleman Gestation is simply quic evolution from the tadpole throug- different animals to man What evolution effects in millions of years gesta tion effects in nine months If tha doesnt prove Darwinism what th devil docs it prove Reversion show- in the male manae The were func tional Otherwose we shouldnt have them Like most other ornaments they are ornamental because the were useful Once more what mean- tho clcartrlce at the spinal base i every young Infant That was the pre Adamito exit for the an cestral trial The rudimentary wer functional But disuse Is the mother anythinge willrshrink Into a present memory of pas usefulness Charlie Moores faith only a pious vermiform appendix IsI vira Millers the functional vial article under a head of stream His has died from want of exercise Hers has developed from being kept on the Jump Dont marry an old acquaintance If yon do every matrimonial row will recall some nntomatrimoulal fault Tho marriage service should be the burial service of the dead past Don t let recollection resurrect family skeletons The immortality of antecedents Is the death of love Dont bunk on your wifes forgetfulness Never mis tako the suspended animation of a womans memory for its death There never was a domestic squabble In which the wife didnt spring something on the husband which hed either thought she hadnt known or would have sworn she had forgotten All this comes of marrying your first love You neednt advertise for wife Advertised wives advertised husbands But keep cool Go way Y from homo Look round Above all go where the women will have no chance to compare notes and say Why he told me tho same thing Find your wife at as great a distance as possible Then keep her mother where you found her daughter The motherinlaw Joke may be stale But a stale motherinlaw is no Joke Why should folks joke about the mother ln lawId as soon Joke about an epedemlc Some afflictions are too sacred for facetiousness A motherinlaw In the house Is like a Socialist at a Freethought meeting the uninvited doing all the talking the storm center of the domestic ty phon the vortex of conjugal squalls a chronic reminder that two was com pany three Is a crowd The mother inlaw Is the only thing that withstands evolution Causes that affect even the Westminster Confession of Faith do pass her by as doth the idle wind which she regards not As she was In Juvenals time she Is now As she was in the beginning she is and ever will be world without end Yesterday today and forever Of course there are exceptions to all rules But In some rules the exceptions are powerful scarce So when your wife says Wouldnt It be nice to have Ma pay us a months visit SayI No Month In motherinlaw chronology means eternity in son inlaw vernacular When the old ladyI Is moored bowandstern in your home its too late to kick The efficacy of prayer is limited the age of miracles pastMarrage should be the guarantee of the home the sheet anchor of com man decency But legal haphazard conjunction is no better Ulan tree communion Promiscuous breeding visits the sins of the parents on both children and community Many a mar riage certificate Is a letter of marque- to generate lunatics a carte blanche to glut the penitentiary Religion cant sanctify a foolish marriage A He cant sanctify a mistake Metho dists for a century have been trying to sanctify camp meetings Now who sees a Methodist church without thinking of a camp meeting Mystery fs the source of prudery prudery the source of Ignorance What kind of a daughter do you expect from a mother whose legs have astrophlcd Into limbs Should a girls physiological knowledge be inverse to her modesty Hasnt she the right to know her body that any other engineer has to know his engine Is discussing body worse than discussing mind Innocence has too lone been the proof ofhmoeencerj- tl i lttnfr a once to be decent The average young wo man needs nothing else 66 much luf an introduction to herself Of course preachers oppose such information But those who breed Gods by crossing virgins with ghosts are poor authori ties on ordinary procreation As Im In this tenement Ill study It It may bo superfious hereafter It seems to be one of Kidders essentials here Im losing no sleep over my soul Ive bequeathed that to Jehovah and Old Nick share and share alike I want no contest over my estate We Inher ited a pew In the Presbyterian chilrch some years ago Uptodate there has been no discord over that pew How sweet it Is for brethren in unity to dwellI Mormon mothers and chil Mrkandhs venty odd Youngsters one child and a fraction by each wife Im totfractione tenschildren by one wife The majority of wives are terribly abused At least making one woman stock a village doesnt Impress as marked considers isn wondenrsif nervoue s wreck How would you like to bear twentyeyears then go to hell for doubting the Immaculate Conception Two chil dren are sufficient for any woman moreta spoilt mother Children like teeth cause trouble before they comp after they come after they go Mrs Blank of our physical culture class said I have nine children But a baby is welcome when ever God sends it Thats what husbands call domes tlclty preachers and pious old maids resignation It strikes mo that that sister needs mental culture more than physical culture When woman ceases to be a fool she will cease to be a multiplication table Few Callforn lans have largo families We dont stay married long enough Marriage Is more or less of a monotony this side of Rockies Ten per cent of us are divorced fifteen going to be see entyfive want to be I believe In divorce I believe in anything that can be twisted Into a proclamation of omanciapatlon vorce may be more sacred than mar rlago undoing bettor than doing secession preferable to union Divorce promIIse i i i the newest gift of liberty to the oldest form of slavery Agree before mar riage to turn each other loose on demand Marriage should be Two souls with but a single thought two hearts that beat as one When one soul begins to extend its mental scope or one heart varies the rhythm of ItsI intercostal tattoo QUIT Divorce Is rare in the South While the South ern wife has no more grounds for It than has the Northern wife she seems to have more The Northern husband can hide his tricks But the Southern husband cant disguise his complexion To test male morality give it a dark background My sister dont look for a vestlal in pants If he be half way decent take him and call him a bar gain If he keep so freeze to him and call him a miracle a Love in a cottage is life In a poor house Dont marry for the honor of being your husbands cook Dont let Cupid inveigle you into a kitchen Dont hitch up for the glory of starve ing to death In cahoot Dont blush for your celibacy Queen Elizabeth was an old maid Man proposed to Elvira Miller a sterotyped ditto with no takers Kate Austin would be a blossom of parential virginity but for her irreslstabillty Man proposed and Catherine was disposed Dont vacate your virgin thorn for some fourth rate conservatory A rose dis tilled may not be attar of rose But what ever you be dont be a bride of Christ The heavenly harem is over stocked Some time I think Christ delays his second coming because there are so many Mrs Jesuses wafting for him Dont worry about the oil till the bridegroom comes Walt till he shows up before you make a fuss over the keroslne Again mar riage may not be the expected Ive IfIabout children It may not be a very ponderous volume but the greatest comfort next to being there Is con vincing others what Wed have done If wed been there Finally dearly beloved I would that you remain as I am if you see no better chance than see We hear much of forbearance forbearance to bring happiness must be mutual Chronic humoring by one begets chronic humoring by the other Tyranny Is born of slavery Few of us can stand eternal pampering Look at the preachers Unabridged patience breeds abridged patience abject sub mission absolute arrogance Doesnt a soft answer turn away wrathi m fir lit w m ply relethat we al world Two idiots love on sight They marry Flowers Wedding presents Congratulations Surpllced choir sings 0 perfect Love Within six months they are raising perfect hell When they first meet they are on their good behavior Novelty like distance chants Then comes experience Every fault Is magnified through dis appointment Mutual selfishness en sues And If there be any cussedness unllorn of selfishness Id like to hear It Would you look for a desirable brood from such a combination Id as soon look for prize setters from a pair of mad dogs or for a new Mes sah in an old maids retreat Love like any other disease can be caught on sight You neednt be introduced to a stranger to contract his small pox Such love however Is a poor preparation for married life Be not only mutually forbearing but mutually truthfulness to learn too much Few facts in married life are extracted by cross examination Paul says It a wife would know anything let her ask her husband The trouble Is If he know anything not worth knowing hell tell her without her asking But ho knew anything worth knowing that she doesnt know would know and ought to know hes mighty apt to lie about It If the wife would know anything let her ask some other woman But never try to secure au thentic data by pumping the old man Should Protestants and Catholics termarry In my Judgment No No crosses for me matrimonial or roll glous No hybrids physical or spiritual I never saw a mule that wasp meaner than a Jackass a mulatt- that wasnt meaner than a nigger Protestants should marry any but Catholics Catholics none but Catholics Religion is to the Protestant a thing apart Tis the Catholics whole existence Some mixed marriages are happy The majority are compro mises for peace sake As one whos- beloved relative turned Methodist I feel that I am an authority on eel communications corrupting good man ners Catholics claim to oppose such marriages But I say unto you theres more Joy In Catholicism over one Protestant who begets one Catholic the over nlntynlne Catholics who need no begetting If you bo Protestant would you like to see your wife wreathing the popes chromo with Immortelles appme tlto for y youreyes first opening on Sam Jones J j iriVf iIr l rjI i LM t photograph Either picture affects me like the Sacrament on an empty atom a clerical husband the proper caper Dont marry a man who has never been contradicted Inspiration is only saying what you please and calling contradiction blasphemy A preacher Is a grown up spoilt child The man who is deified by other mens wives naturally expects deification from his I own wife If he be loaded with public precept hell have little room for do mestic example Theory may swamp practice The sign board pointing out the road doesnt share the fatigues of the Journey A man glorified by those who dont know him for preaching what he doesnt know is neither truly practical nor practically true Marry preacher Id rather be the Virgin Mary intrigue with the Presbyterian Jehovah and advertise the litter In the Irish World If bent on a theological alliance marry the devil Perhaps Im prejudiced But I see Improvement in neither Trinity nor clergy Old Nick on the contrary seems to me to have Improved since my boy hoodMarriage is the prosaic born of the poetical To be happy realize In each other the ideal that foollshed you I know nothing of this affinity busi ness But I believe In every gander there is a subtle fitness for some goose I know many happy couples many more who say they are still more who remain In matrimony from deference to public opinion I know of several folks who remain in the pent tcntlary from a similar cause Dont make married life too practical In vlte sentiment to visit you occasional ly Im glad marriage is being modi fled to fit the times Every year the old fashioned sacramental thralldom is losing sanctity Before long a preacher will have no more power to Join than to separate to get folks into trouble than to get them out Con tractors will be subject to quarantine before contracting A woman will un derstand that while Mother is the holiest name in any language old maid is not blasphemy She will learn that propagating a regiment of children grovelling before man and worshipping the clergy are not WOoE mans whole mission Then and not till then shall we spend less time studying animals and devote more care to man Abilene Texas Aug 30 1905 My Dear Mr Moore Y urlttenLOtlatcbavebeensolIb structlve and Interesting that I think let your readers know how we are situated in this country on that line We have some of the most Intellect ual men who advocate Freethought and take it like your letters from a scientific point of view They hold their own with the opposite side in a manner that shows their acquaintance with the Bible to be equal to that of the other side We want facts and truths of which I am a great lover and consecrate much of my dally thought to such in vestigation No man can be deep and scientific without constant application RespectfullyJ Birmingham Ala Sep 1905 Mr James E Hughes Dear SlrI will request you to kindly discontinue sending the Blue Grass Blade to my fathers address and oblige Yours truly TOM O SMITH The letter head on which this Is written shows that the two sons of the deceased Infidel humanitarian and moralist are president and vice presl dent of a trust company with a caps tal of 500000 They are Methodists and will use the money that their Infidel father gave them to help Methodist preachers Birmingham Ala Sept 1905 Mr Charles C Moore Dear SlrI sent you a few days ago a copy of one of our home papers thoe death of Dr Joseph R Smith I see from your paper that ho was a great friend of yours and so I thought you would be interested to see what the local papers had to say about him I know It will also be interested to you to know that no minister officiated at Gresen simply announced that there would be 1no services whatever Dr Smith had one of tho largest funerals over seen In BIrmingha- mI from his last request that the be no minister at the funeral you can believingnin your principles Very truly yours LOUIS SCHWARZ rHis rich sons are Methodist bank ers Nearly every Infidel leaves his fortune so that the Christians can g them and use them against Infldellt A i j3C iIfy 1 t California Sept 28 1905 IGridley I am one of your old subscribers and thought I would renew my subscription for another year I am sorry there are very few Infidels In this country- am now yeas d and am able to do hard work In the field pitching hay I have been an Infidel ever since was a little Loy I dont believe in slavery I have studied the Bible from beginning to end I dont believe in Samsons fox story nor in his win ning a battle with a Jaw bone I dont believe in that old baldhead who ed on God to kill those children for revenge God is that cruel I never want to see him I am in good health and never was sick I suppose God is blessing me I want no priest or preacher at my funeralA J YAN DELL DEFENDS ROCKEFELLER Hagerstown Md Sep 1905 Friend Moore Miss Lou Lawrences defence of John D Rockefeller is one of the most sensible articles I have yet seen on the subject and some one should send him a marked copy of the Aug 27th Blade containing it for which he should send her not less than 10000 subscribe for life for the Blade leave the church turn Rationalist and give 10000000 to Rationalism to exterml nate superstition and enlighten mankind mentally and as his oil has lighted up the physical darkness In which mankind would otherwise have grop edIt Is senseless to denounce a man for taking advantage of the monoply laws we have made to enrich himself thereby We ourselves would likely have taken the same advantage If opportunity had offered If the law Is wrong denounce and change It but dont denounce the man who has sim ply done what you yourself would have done under similar circum of the poor I know are deservedly so because they are very dolent extravagant shiftless and dls honest while most of the rich I know very Industrious economical en terprising and honest and naturally prosper because thereof The same Is likewise doubtless true elsewhere Sncerely yours for Justice to the much abused millionaire D WEBSTER GROH r TWEMTYE1VE QQLLARS FOR A JESUS 4r In a wholesale Idol house and man- ufactory of small Idols Is a workman whom I examined for life insurance He Is a Catholic but not a really good one In answering the ques 2 tlon What Is your occupation I was told that he was a molder of images I ventured to ask him about the work and trade In these imagesyand led him out extensively on the subject He laughed at his own nar ration and said that all a man hadpYto do to rid himself of superstition is Just to trade In it He said he had Just completed three Jesuses which were to be shipped to the city of Mexico These Jesuses were about two feet long r jofTwentyfive dollars each ho re plied A rtThe trade in images In this country must be something enormous run nlng up Into many millions yearlyIThese very people are sending mis sionaries to the heathen with the view primarily of changing their beliefs r but their real Intent Is to displace heathen idols and switch their patron age to those of their own make With the heathen world converted to Chris tianity there is a billion dollars In sight In the trado of images alone If k there be a God why dont he protect t the poor heathen from these Idola Mytrous priests of prey W In the Blue Grass Blade of July 30th was printed an excellent article on Moral Man by Dr T J Bowles of Muncie Ind I have clipped It out and expect to print It ero long In the Review The Doctor has promised to write an article for this magazine on the History Uses and Abuses of Al cohol from the viewpoint of the scientist the physician and the mor alist which doubtless will bo of greatkvalue and Interest Humanitarian Review The Humanitarian Review Is an ex cellent monthly It highly recommends Mrs Henrys writings toREDUCED RATES QUEEN AND CRESCENT ROUTE To Boone County Fair Florence Ky August 30th Sept 2nd Inclusive One Fare for the Round Trip Tickets on sale above dates to Woodside Ky Final limit Sept 3rd particularsY i t s ri xi k THE TRUTH SEEKER AND THE BLADE COMPARED t The Truth Seeker and the Blade of September second and third respec tively came to me at the same time I have complained lately that the T S was having a bad Influence more ally by printing articles In favor of freelove and anarchy but the last two t Issues of It have been free from this and the T S of September 2nd Is a perfectly moral paper that any moral r1st can hand to anyone r It does not yet as openly espouse the l pause of virtue and renrobated vice as I would like to see It do and hope that soon It will do but there Is noth ing Immoral In It If we Ignore one or two little sops to anarchy thrown In by correspondents that are hardly j worthy of consideration JITheseare now the only two weekly r papers published In America The freelovers and the anarchists t Christian and Infidel combined ha- vfe j lately made a great effort to capture J z Infidelity and I thought they had cap tured the T S but the plain an nouncement of that paper It had found f that the Infidels It calls them Free thinkers of America were opposed IWr to freelove and anarchy together with tthe Blades Incessant opposition to 1them now settles It for a while at that the two have wasted their energies In trying to capture Infidelity No other American Infidel publica tion had ever sanctioned either free love or anarchy though none of them had been sufficiently pronounced against the two so that we may con elude from this on that a man who sympathizes with either freelove or an 4t archy Is not a representative Infidel As long as the T S refrains from any advocacy of Immorality as It Is i now doing I will be Its friend butt will again be Its enemy If It again t teachers immorality And now I am going to draw some contracts between the T S and the t BladeI that the T S of that Is 1sue printed 2512G words of reading matter but I would guess that 5000 of those words were about matters that could be read to greater advan- tagetk and more fully In an ordinary t newspaper For cents a year I will send to any patron of the Blade the New York World three times a we- ekMhaving In It all the Important news a of the world so that I regard it as sim 4ply a waste to put Into an Infidel paper p such things as may be found much chea tIn the corresponding Issue of the g a e ere were estimated 16800 words so that I think that of the read Ing matter that is desirable in an In fidel paper the T S had only about 4000 words more than the Blade has jand there Is scarcely a line In the Blade that is not perfectly fitted for tanInfidel paper that Is edited in the interest of good morals So far as the quality of the matter printed in the two papers is concerned I think the Blades Is the better and Editor Mac tdonald probably thinks that of the the better When these comes to the price of the two there is a broad difference The Blade can be gotten for 100 for a single number or for 50 cents in clubs of or more and for cents a single copy mailed to any address or cent a copy in packages of or over to one address The T S Is 300 a year for a single copy no club rates and 7 cents for a single copy and yet- I even at these rates letters to the TI S show that it is begging money and that on that week 37 have been sent It nearly all given to it two men giv D ing 10 each I do not ask anybody to give to the Blade and greatly prefer that all mon ey coming to it should be for papers at the rates I have mentioned Besides this the T S has been pub lished 12 years longer than the Blade has and has been published In the North where there are more Infidels than In the South and its editor has never been fined or Imprisoned as I have been and when It Is known that none of the money that comes to It U for me but all goes to the Blades printer a man who depends on his work for his living while my condi ation Is such that I cannot help him dont it seem to you all that you ought to make more exertion and more sacrl fice to help this paper than you do It seems to me that the Blade is a prettier paper than the TS Is alldI is in easier shape to read and better shape to send off to a friendIEven the Christian liquor Harpoon man complimented the appearance of the paper lately when he was alms ing me with a large and varied assort ment of vituperation I do not believe that in the whole history of America any printer has so stood by a paper on principles as Mr 1Hughes has done by this paper He is a moralist and I suppose has work ed harder than any printer that ever lived in Lexington- I do not expect people to send 10 at a time as gifts to the Blade and do not ask it but It does seem to me i IkL J i that I personally know friends who could afford to more generous to this paper areI do not believe that In United States there is a who is loved by as many do not believe that any political or religious editors ly loved by their readers There are of course people who profess to love tors but they only do It for and knowing that such lish their papers for money When a man or woman love me it is certainly genuine far from there being in It an to them It is a business to them and you will not see paper In the world such love for the editor as you see Blade and Mr Hughes younger than I am Is but little behind me In the regard of the of the Blade Of course dices are In favor of my own but when have tried to make lowance for this It seems to In no other Infidel paper do things so fresh and new and and uptodate as I see In the and there Is rarely an Issue Blade that there Is not some tion for some good morals ents might recommend to dren Nothing Indelicate or get Into this paper If all this myself what I am would sound like vanity In me body can see from any copy paper that I am by no means est part of my own paper and to make it more and more of morals and the enemy of any good man or woman religious opinion will love to Manchester Kansas Aug Mr C C Moore Dear FriendEnclosed 300200 to set my tab November 190C and 100 Fennel Dont you think Sunday School teachers prosecuted for teaching our and obtaining money from telling them that this world about years old and was the first man on earth God came down to the garden cool of the day and caught Eve hd in the brush sparking somethings they had done vsAw aare all mankind for hand our public school the same children on Monday is proved by many facts world has been populated for fafearof yearsISAAC GIBBS- P S =Chango my address sase dustry Kansas to Manchester Orangerllle Aug 23 Mr Chas C Moore Dear SIrI see by my tab subscription to the Blade is haps a week or two more I enclose another dollar to set to August E M I sent it sooner but I cant tell hard it is to get a dollar I must have for bread My be paid and dont know get coal for next winter I am 75 years old dont get a many of my neighbors do c any hard work as I used to so only a small income from a centjobs but I must have I must do without something CS HAYHURST Orangevllle Grady I T Sept Mr C C Moore Dear SIrI subscribed for several papers and may again honestly think your Ideas on good and doing good to your voice in the Blade are to do more good than any man ever read after I shall ever ber the pleasure and profit visit to my home while you this country I have never one that so impressed me as and my wife and children me the same opinion I have times said that life was worth be with you often I hope to be meet you again and assure you have caused me to be convinced of the fact that and best position to take is to simply because It Is right est regards to you and yours respectfully W C Silver Valley Texas Editor Blue Grass Blade As there is being considerable plaint made by the editors of free Thought papers because scant support being extended publication I wisn to say seeming Indifference of Free s due more to cowardice thing else It Is not because too stingy poor or Indifferent l it b i of ostracism and the fanatical of their wives It Is Just as natur a woman to be In love with supernatural hero as It Is for to have the last word In an argu I think I would be perfectly In saying that there is not more one fifth part of Free Thinkers ever read a Free Thought publi of any kind and not more than In ten that are regular subscribers F T paper I have about ten neighbors who are unbelievers who do not only not take a Free paper but cannot be Induced a book or a paper of that kind their premises They are afraid wives The Sky Pilot and the are a power in the land and you forgetIf they were per to have their way the people of world would soon be sunk to their in the mire of religious rot and my part would sooner be in h to live here under such condi While I am far from being an of the fair sex I would like much to see the color of the hair of them that could prevent me anything I like My advice to brother Liberals is to subscribe all the Infidel papers you want let the old women rear and be Thats the way I am doing now the way I have been doing the twentyfive years and I am not either If I am ostracised one I am sure I do not know it Christian friends all know that straight goods and that intel and morally I am the equal very best of them thing I greatly fear Is that a majority of Free Thinkers do fully comprehend the vast Impor to the world of the Issue pend between reason and religion be common sense and nonsense and Ignorance scientific and the spouting of SkyI Loud Thunderl Low Thoun Stage Thunder Pulpit Thunder and Lightning Thunder and Thunder and Damnation II Erin Go Braughl Holy ly Ho rHrlIIWho said Fraternally E J BUCK SMALL FAMILIES Muncie Ind Sept 1905 Blue Grass Blade moral man and the moral wo will do everything In their power lessen the awful evils of poverty he world and as large families is chief cause of the poverty thatvfs a itl f manklndiltBecCmes the duty very good man and every gooa an to use every legitimate In that Is possible to discourage procreation of large families of only the blighting effects of pov but the trouble scourge of alchol intemperance and drunkenness are and directly traceable to the helpless large families that brought Into the world by thought and Ignorant parents and as all men and all good women seek toI the alchohol traffic and the evil it becomes their Imperative to preach the evangel of small until every child that is bornI the world shall have room for development It is per safe to say that at least onehalf men and women now living should have been born because fUllYI per cent are hopelessly helpless It Is certainly the duty of all good and all good women toprevent If the further Increase of miser human beings and this can only accomplished by encouraging the and the mothers to rear very families A large volume might on the vital importance of the size of every family of In the world but every sane wno reaas these lines will need further proof of Its Importance the mere statement of the un fact that it would in a very measure rid the world of poverty drunkenness and crime certainly requires no argument to a rational person that every being has the right to be born a star of hope in the future DR T J BOWLES California Aug 20 1905 Grass Blade find 100 for the Blade the year I am now in my 81st but am entirely too young to be the light from this brilliant of progress this grand aid to Moore I can realize to some the strenuous effort and almost exertion it requires to this light alive and shining But Idolatry heathenism and ig demand Itdemand this har of civilization and this de keeps it alive We to a certain breathe the alrot religious which evolution has brought still we are but a short step la of barbarism scarcely enter f ed the portals of civilization Tho paraphernalia of cruel devast Ing war Is all around us The dense couds of Christian Idolatry supersti Lion and Ignorance are everywhere Selfish relentless greed and cold heartless inhuman avarice like a dense fog envelop us beside countless lesser social evils All of these demand the moralizing Influence of the Blade and it cannot be dispensed with Although the Blade is not a financial success to you it is building an ever lasting monument to your memory for goodB HAMLIN Beeville Texas Aug 27 1905 Brother Hughes Enclosed find J200 one for sub scription and one for Dr Wilsons Rome booltIThe Blade is the best paper with which I am acquainted I am delighted with it and have been a subscriber for a long time It has helped me to be n good man but I cannot be as good as want to be because my sur roundings are not good When a man is poor and has a large family to support and educate by hard work and can barely keep the wolf from the door I cannot see how he is going to be happy but I agree with friend Moore that happiness is all there is in life worth living We must have food and forIhouses and other ordinary of life to be happy But when I see good honest hardworking men and women like the far mers in this country working for 12 or months a year with drouth boll weevil washouts and many other things and barely get out even at the end of the year and see big fat scrubs sitting in the shade In some fine office and doing no work at all and getting many times as much money as farmers think there is some big injustice is dishonored and the harder the work the less one gets for doing It We have gut to have some change before we can have any appreciable happiness I am a carpenter 57 years old and have a good and loving wife 1Ihave done the best I could I made honesty my religion In early life and- expect to live by it and die by it I believe Brother Moore If you would write that Bible that you have spoken of It would be the greatest hit of your- 11IrtIhelleve 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