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Digital page images are linked to the text file. t r ri rJ1f 4 lrf S4 1 rI a t i Iwr BLUB t UBASS BLADEr Jr J f J PUBLISHED WEEKLY ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCEOF GOOD MORALS j EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST I LEXINGTON KENTUCKYSUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24 E M 305 100 A YEAR iVOLUME XIV NUM ASR 28 HI l PArhn r TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 in clubs of five NEW subscribers 50 cents each 250 for five Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five new subscribers sent one year for 250 Make alKMoney Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Elue i Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address vise this office giving your old Well as the new address iYhen send your subscription say wh ry i are a new or old sub 0aYJ She f L sky Entered at the post office at Lexlng ton Ky as Second Class Mail Mat I tr Address all communications to BLUEGRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky ie Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 t SOMERSET FAIR August 293031 and Sept 1st u 260 Roundtrip via QUEEN AND CRESCENT ROUTE Tickets on salo above dates good returning September 2nd Ask ticket agents for particulars f It your subscription Is due we wish a you would please remit and save us the postage of notifying y- ou50c HIGH BRIDGE t AN- DRETURN E SUNDAYocTi1 Tickets on safe for trains No 5 or special and returning on No 6or special train leaving High Bridge 500 P M Ask Bents for Particulars J r yt tie highsssia V TAND WITH PAINE AND INGERSOLL ONm THE 1stTION Tho efforts of some Infidels who are not worthy of the name to foist treej love Into Infidelity attaches Interest to a discussion that is being conduct ed In The Freethinker of London and Secular Thought of Canada Torrey who went to Londou as a re vivalist from Chicago It seems of pleached about as much about Paine and irigersoll as he did about God and Jesus and It appears that what he said about the first two attracted more Interest than what he said about the latter two to Mr W T Stead the Christian edi tor of the Review of Reviews takes Torrey to task for what he said about Paine and Ingersoll that was unjust to the two dead Infidels Extracts from Stead are as follows Dr Torrey was most unfortunate in thus condescending upon particu larsMr G W Foote the editor cf the Freethinkers In the pamphlet I havo just referred to at once pointed out that In both cases the falsehood of the accusation thus revived by Dr Torrey had been demonstrated in Americans Courts The commonly believed outrageous action of Thomas Paine Int living with another mans wife was shown to have been the kindly tallty shown by ah old man of 67 tod the refugee family of his French bonet factor Tho only man who had ever Imputed a shadow of obloquy to Paine In this connection went Into the witness box alter Paines death and emnly swore that thee was eo foundation for his calumny The over zealous publisher who had repeated It was found guilty in a crimina ct ionjI ansyx t q d lnmulcted ln a fine hreducedt- o a minimum because In the opinion of the jury the libel appeared in a journal published in the interests otI the Christian religion Dr Torrey as will be seen from his letter quoted below Is very well aware that theI charge of adultery was not only un proved but was cleary disproved to the satisfaction of a Christian jury yet in his zeal against the Freethink 3rs ho cculd not resist the temptation of charging Paine with indulging InI Immoralities adducing in proof of thisI accusation his outrageous action in taking another mans wife to or from Franco and living with her But Col Ingersoll was so extremely puritan in his detestation of obscenity In any shape or form that ho actually reslgend his vice presidency on the Comstock Law Reform Committee be farthlerono in his desire to stamp out obj he desired ObIscenlty of Ingersoll In this matter Justifying any Imputation upon his morality the acts show him to have taken a very high moral lino on the question In gersolls own character is on record Ho was Freethinker an eloquent audacious profane atheistic bias phemer But he was not an Immoral nan Ho did not aid and abet the circulation of obscene literature His amlly life was one of Idyllic purity md felicity and so far from being an advocate of unlimited license In the circulation of obscene erature ho severed himself from nls own col leagues and associates rather than ollow them In advocating a liberty which ho feared might tend to pollute the mind of American youth Again Editor Stead says Wrtlng on Saturday May 16th Dr Torrey set forth the reasons why ho did not think it necessary to repeat the charges whichho had actually made aganst Paine But when on Monday the letter was brought to him to sign he added the following postscript wnlch I reproduce as he Insists exactly as It Is written though as will be seen threefourths of it has nothing whatever to do with the only point which was In controversy viz Did Dr Torrey suggest that Paine lived in adultery with nI other mans wife and If so was It true Dr Torrey now admits that this was not true but he Implies that when ho charged Paine with living with another mans wife he did not to suggest adultery Upon that OF it is unnecessary to com Here Is the volulnous post just as it was written some apasases have been exercised ber Then Editor Stead gives seven charges that Torrey brought against Of ueso seven three are as followse 01Ithe cause of his trouble with her a and afterwards on several occasions lived with the wife of another man who followed him from France on hiss return from America and that at his death ho did not leave his property of his wife who was still living butC did leave It to this woman and her childrenSlThat his relations with this man who followed him from Paris by were positively immoral and licentious and that furthermore his relations with her were Immoral while they lived In France and that one ofCJ her children Thomas had the fea tures countenance and temper ofSl Painethe Implication of course beE lag that he was Paines sontThat while in Paris about theS time of publishing The Age of ReaIt he fell into habits of excessive drinking that these habits were conVi through a number of yearsa and that after his return to America resulted in unpleasant manners andp That this along with caused many of his oldtime friends towithdraw their socletv from himEditor Stead tnen says Paine married twice His second wife and he parted no one knows why No ono oven among Paines worst libellers suggests that she had any reason ocoDplain against him c tto the matr1a1 to the J sue at one time of hIs career Paine drank more than was good for him he but followed the example of the greatest statesmen of his time To Mink each lother under the table was the custom the best English society a hundred years ago and Paine at his worst never drank as heavily as Pitt andJ Fox and most of their ccontempora ries- I suppose that In this we get at truth of the matter Stead as theI Christian editor of an English literary magazine could not afford to say anything tnat Is untrue and in favor of anI Infidel I suppose there Is no doubt that Paine was a drinking mano drunkard as Pitt and Fox and preachers and politicians generally were England In those days and it Is no excuse for Paine that other people gotI drunk Generally when a man and wife separate the man Is to be blamed but not always and It seems that Paine was not If Paine had been a libertine It would almost certainly have been known and the particulars published As case stands then I guess It is true that Paine drank too much liquor but It is hardly possible that a man who wrote so clearly dto have been a bad drunkard But the charge of sex libertinism cannot be proven against him No one can find a single hint of freelovo from any thing that either Paine or Ingersoll ever wrote Penryn Calif Sept 13 1905 Editor B G Blade I am a little late sending my scription to the good old Blade My wife has been sick I had three doctors and dismissed them and I am curing her with common sense and patent medicine Doctors dont like patent medicines for the same reason that preachers dont like Infidels It spoils their jobs- Enclosed 100 for the Blade I wish you good health and success for the good old Blade HENRY KAISER Newhope Arkansas Sept 15 1905 Blue Grass Blade Dear Slij Please place the Arkan saw Traveller on your exchange list and I will gladly reciprocate e are so many good pieces In the lately that I Just cant keep from clipping some of them JAMES E MIZ Travellers issue of September 15 has what I said about Working on Sunday Its a nice little paper r i X41 SUICIDES be TWO LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN WOMEN The Lexington papers of 18 report the suicides of two wotl men one from the highest and the other from a very humble position in and both ChristiansRThe first was Mrs T D Chenault Richmond Ky connected In Lexington and Louisville Her husband on banker Is the richest man In Mad icon county She was a society leader and a great beauty Her family are Campbcllites and some Catholics They all stand at the very top Kentucky fashionable society Mrs had separated from her husband and the Immediate cause of the was the refusal of her 7year old son to go to see her She suicided taking carbolic acid dying after awful suffering The other suicide was a negro man 65 years old who suicided be she was jealous of her husband She poured coal oil over her bed and It on fire and then jumped into It name was Sophia Leavell She very poor but was a hard worker was known by almost everybody Lexington She drove an old white mule hitched to a dilapidated old in which she hauled flower vegetables Ono her old wagon broke down In the street and old So mounted her old gray mule astride and rode down the street A policeman stopped her and threatened to arrest her for riding straddle Old Sophie called out to him Go and rest bliss she rides straddle all the time The name that ISople called was that of one of the mo fashionable ladles of the city ThcPjfear that Sophie would drag the name of the fashionable lady Into the lou ctUt made the policeman let iieion Filly years ago the suicide of a woman of the standing of Mrs Chenault would have been a national sensation Now suicide is so common that it scarcely attracts any attention Twenty years ago In Kentucky sui cide was thought to be prima facie idence of Insanity now nobody suggests any such thing Men and men suicide Just like they get married or get divorced and nobody 3thinks that one Is any more evidence Insanity than either bf the other two but there is a growing tendency to say that marrying Is more evidence Insanity than suicide There een a great effort among the clergy to make It appear that Infidelity is the cause of so much suicide but the fact 11hlt nearly all suicides are Christians has made the clergy abandon their contention But all the same It Is growing Infidelity that Is making the people kill themselves They used to believe the Bible and were afraid to kill themselves because they believed they would go to hell If they did Now it is getting so that nearly all Intelligent people are coming Infidels and In the transition stage they have not the fear ofhe deter them and have not the philosophy of Infidelity to them and they naturally end troubles by suicide Suicide will continue to be common until the masses of the people rejectI religion become Infidels and Paine said that To do good is my ligion Suicide Is not necessarily crime In many cases it Is good mor als I have known of some Infidels who suicided partly because wero hopeless physical sufferers and partly because they did not want to be burdens to their families and friends The case of dear old Brother and fits wife editor of the Magazine at Chicago was a case of that kind They were good and the fact that they were good made them suicide THE SENTIMENT AGAINST ROCKEFELLER- I am sorry to see so much ey and hatred of Rockefeller simply because Iehe Iso rich man and Tam especially sorry that among those that I am trying to Influence to love their fel lowemn there are those who are joining in this hatred of the rich man The poor have no more right to hate the rich simply because they are rich than the rich nave to hate the poor i g r Every man would be rich if ho could and riches generally come from Industry and honesty and from doing some good to humanity while perhaps ninetenths of the poverty of the country is from Idleness drunkenness and and dishonestyIt well said First cast the beam out of thine own eye and then all shalt see clearly to cast the mote out of thy brothers eye as when a man bitterly condemns simply for being rich vhen the min knows that he himself would hove all of Rockefelers money the same terms If he could that aian proclaims himself a hypocrite wen who sets a million dollars as the limit beyond which no man can honestly go knows but little of the principles of political economy A man who says another man may honestly own a million dollars and be a thief deserving the penitentiary if he gets- a million and one dollars is like the Christian who says that a man may merit all the happiness of heaven while a man who falls just a little bit below that man deserves to burn in everlasting hell Common intelligence tellsthat these cannot be such her narrow lines of demarkation between amounts of money that can be honestly owned and such as must be dishon estly owned than there can be such narrow lines between the conduct that should send some men to heaven and of some to hell And yet according to he Christian economy It must fre luently happen that there will be two men between whose lives there Is only the small difference that there Is between a million dollars and a million and one dollars and yet In the first case one of those men will de nerve everlasting happiness and the atter will deserve everlasting burn ng in hell and in the latter case the nan with a million dollars may be a nan entitled to the esteem and honor all good people while the man with a million and one dollars rust be ab ed as bfng necessary a thIef sad villain Such conclusions ought to suggest to any well balanced man that there s some fault in his reasoning And vet all that class of people who are snemles of Rockefeller simply cause he is rich seem to have decided that just an even million of dollars is the limit that a man may possess and be an honest man It is just as easy and as natural for a man to make a million dollars now as It was to make a hundred thousand dollars when I can first remember and there are as many people who have a million now as there were who had a hundred- thousand then and these conditions are changing all the time so that it may be much easier or much hardet to make a million dollars in the fu turo than it is to do it now and yet hese people who declaim against wealth because they aro poor them selves or because they are rich and want to got richer fix this limit of a million dollars as inexorably and dogmatically as if it were warranted by some principle in mathematics ethics or logic If the rich were to start a crusade of denunciation against the poor as 11the poor and their rich leaders have done against the rich there would protestIrrich people who would not Jump at a chance to get all his money on oven less honorable terms than he got it while there are thousands of drunken worthless lazy bums and vagabonds 0who are not worth the salt In their bread and who ought all to be In pub He workhouses who are coming to ythe front as moralists and leaders of public sentiment because they hate a man like Rockefeller who has made his millions by putting coal oil in the oldI1thomes of the rich in my boyhood and IeIs now using his money for the education of tho people at a University- of which Harper and Infidel scholar and moralist Is the head And yet with all of the millions bilionthat Rockefeller has no la can give an Instance In which or his son indulge in any of the silliness or viciousness in which the rich commonly Indulge Neither of them belongs to the 400 or the Smart Set Neither of them is a gourmand or drinker or sexual libertine Neither of them owns a yacht or Is a globe trotter or Is a patron of horse racing golf baseball football or plbg pong Neither n plays cards Neither of them can be shown by any of the people who vilify them lying or stealingrIt Is very easy to call them thieves liars and swindlers and Its popular to do so and It Is also easy and popular for Christians to say that Infidels are wicked but the spec fications are just as hard in one case In the other v CHICAGO WOMAN WANTS 10000 DAMAGES FROM PASTOR OF JOLIET CHURCH From Joliet I11 News Sensational charges have been it made against Rev Adelbert S Olsse wskl pastor of the Holy Cross Chruch- In the 10000 damage suit recently filed by Helen Tomaszewska of Chi Tomaszewska charges that not only were the priests relations i with her Improper but that he had repeatedly promised to marry her and now refuses to do so As a result the woman alleges that reputation has been greatly dam aged her standing among her friends and acquaintances altered that she t has suffered great mortification that s her feelings and affections have been s injured that she has been deprived t the luxuries and comforts of a home and her health Injured She claims that ho has already pended 500 in seeking to recover her health and will be forced to spend much more- September 10 laos is given as thetkdate when the promise of marriage was made It Is charged that the priest frequently visited her that his conduct was In many ways Improper and that ho is responsible for her present condition The case was begun several weeks ago by Charles A Churman a Chicago attorney but the statement of facts unUl todayu Louisiana Mo Sept 9 1905 + Mr C C Moore y Dear Sir and FriendIn the pursuit of Light Truth and Evenhanded Jus tice the advocates of the highest state of liberty and equality In our religious t political social and moral equality con servative with good common sense to ourselves and justice to others I now write ad appeal to you for anything you may know with reference to onetiRev French E Oliver Evangelist He Is at the present time holding a revival service at this place to the edficatlon of those whose desire It is to dodge the sins of their own commission omission and admission by the same persuasion of permission From his evangelistic slang dialect and aping of Sam Tones I would judge him to be of Tennessee origin I was challenged by a minister recently to y debate the Bible with him and agreed ito furnish a man In the person of our mutual friend J B Wilson M D andJreceived no acceptance Any informa tion you can give me and I think you published something In the Blade once by private letter will be appreciated by me Yours truly JAMES E PEW- P SAlso please find 100 for one years subscription to the Blue Grass Blade I shall write Brother Wilson today asking him to come to our city providing I furnish him transportation and general expense for the trip I want him Immediatelywhile the roy al purple is here and anything you can do will be appreciated J E P Another case of the rupture between the Pew and the Pulpit If I ever knew anything about Olllver I have forgotten it I would very much love to hear or hear of a debate between him and Dr Wilson Associated Press Telegram St Petersburg Sept 12A holy war has been proclaimed in the Caucasian district of Zangezur and Jebrall where Tartars are massacreing Armenians t without distinction of sex or The country is swarming ageIof Tartars Many thousands horsemen have crossed the PersoRus s Ian frontier and joined the insurgents In destroying Armenian villages At i the village of MInkend three hundred Armenians were slaughtered Dispatches say mutilated children were thrown to the dogs and the few survivors were forced to embrace Islamism In order to save their lives r v NONPRO TESTANTS IN CONGRESS AT CINCINNATI Big Meeting of the Central Catholic Vereln a Federation Aiming tot Bring Together In One Society theI Catholic Orders of the Universe America to be Headquarters of the Roman Scheme to Put the Pope Pope Back on his Political Pedestals The Catholics Have It all Fixed Up Nice to Capture America i Will They Their Congress Not as Big as the Freethinkers Congress In Rome Last YearRome Seen C Faith Lost Rome seen faith lost is a common proverb in Rome When people once go thero and seo the old churches which breath the existence of ages dead and gone when they once per jelve just how small a figure tho Pope cuts on his own native hearth when they see the social conditions the pov erty illiteracy illegitimacy and degra dation of women and children under the absolute sway of the Catholic church for 1600 years when all the glamor of pious sentiment is brushed off and the mist of blind devotion is cast from their eyes then they too say just what they are sure to hear Verily Rome seen Faith Lasts This was well illustrated by Mary Caldwell ftho Kentucky girl who in her innocent sentimental youth was touched for 300000 for the Catholic University cofWashington In the course of time married an Italian nobleman and 2went to live in Italy She saw Catholic Ism as it Is after 1600 years of absolute sway Sho saw the Ignorance the degradation the behind the times L the misery and she heard cries of the Italian people crushed to the earth by the church and militarism and re cently she publicly proclaimed that her youth had been imposed upon and since she had seen the Catholic church as it is in Catholic coun- triesr she regretted she had given the 300000 This remember is Catholic against Catholic and what p a blow that was to Roman bumptious ness It simply meant that the church had degraded Italy and it would like wise degrade America and she was t msorry she contributed that 300000 for Fsuchpurpose Swallow s yo priests tf who prattle of progress and per emi nent purity and patriotism and preten r Lion for American good Rome is not a business nor a man ufa turing city Being a capitol city the state departments give employ ment to a great number of people and t ButIbttf travelling public who are attracted thither by the ruins and the Papacy Were It not for the money left by these half the people of Rome would be in a starving condition It is good business sense then to encourage the pilgrimages to the Pope The mer chants and people like to see them come not because they love the Pope particularly but for tho money they leave in the town Business tho food travelYling public and as they say over mere will be lenient with tho Pope 1 3aslong as he is a card to attract the r suckers The popularity of the Pope keePfp As it is he isnt anybody much In f Rome The Italian government now has the church well under control It has almost secularized the schools o Italy It is closing up Jesuit colleges and monasteries Excepting SL Peters over every church door the State has placed Its coat of arms to signify and notify to all that the i State is over the Church Now when the Catholic countries o Italy and France likewise fast coming forward are throwing off the yoke of the Papacy when Catholics themselves- are putting their feet on the neck of of the Papacy when his own Catholic bred people are going against the church these pious prelates on this 4aide are indulging the pipe dream that they are going to get America LThe Catholic Congress in Cincinnati was not nearly so largo as the Freethinkers Congress in Rome counting those who paraded and those who took part in the celebration at the Porld Ap piaWhen the Pope loses influence and power among his own people and city and it once becomes generally known he is bound to lose out with his people in other countries just as he Is doing and eventually he will cease to cut any figure in the political world The Catholic people are good people and have the patriotic impulses com mon to all people and it is only a ques Lion of time until they learn as they are learning in Italy and France that tha church is a political machine and they will refuse to allow their priests rl i to sell their votes to unprincipled poll ticlans as they have ever done in the old world and as they are now doing here In the centuries gone the schemes of church and state could be concealed and the people be blinded They cannot now The most uncompromising opponents of the Catholic church today are Catholics them selves and right where she has lived longest and is best known right there la where she is going down down down dally down the hill They can- there in America what they are not permitted to do at Papal headquarters The very the of the capture of terseThe very life of the Papacy its last final struggles for political premacy depends upon capture ofI England and America If it rails in gaining political control here and in England it will forever be a dead one The priesthood knows this and the rest fo us are not blind to it nor are we blinded as to their intentions and pretentious We observe how they are pushing men into the army and navy and trading their votes for of fices and political advantages We understand their fight against the public schools and their conniving to get the state to support their schools They are not only going to make a big bluff but they will put up a good fight and eventually they will make themselves obnoxious and then go off into inoccuous desuetude We welcome the fight The Catholic people are not all fools Four out of five educated Catholic men favor tho public schools and wish there was not any parochial schools When the fight comes Catholics hero will not be behind Catholics in France and Italy The priesthood will find that there will be enough Catholics who have minds of their own to put them out without much aid from others The priesthood is one thing and the Catholic people are another But even in the priesthood there will be found an immense opposition to this scheme of the tnlveral Catholic Every one should read Father Crowleys book The Parochial SchoolA Curse to the Church and a menace to tho na Address Rev J J Crowley Sher man House Chicago Price 100 Fath er Crowley is a priest in good standing and says he has written this terrible arraignment of the church to save her from the contempt she will bring upon her by the outrages she is now hatching and which he believes will re suIt in defeat and destruction of its future prestige In America But now totheloadl 1speechthe key ofi the Ctongresslns par y revealed the scnenjcs that are being hatched in Rome to capture the political machine la America BISHOP McFOUL Leading Speaker Voices the Aim o American Catholics He Decries Intolerance Then Proposes to Crush out Socialism Wants to Wipe out Divorce and Divide the School Funds Thinks Jews Metho dists Baptists Freethinkers etc Should not Expect the Same Priv liegeThe Bishop has It all Fixed Up Nice for Catholics And all that Is Needed Is for Him to Convince The Other 65000000 That the 15000000 Catholics Know Better What Is Just and What Is Good fo Them Than They Know Them selvesHere are the Leading Points In McFouls Address Read It Carefully Force is derived from tho fact that Catholics are beginning to realize the Importance of their message to the en tire people of America and are anx ious for some suitable Instrument whereby it may be delivered We are making progress slowly but surely It is something to have enrolled over a million and a half Cath greaft bodies need time for completion Rome wasnt built in a day A very Interesting subject has been lately brought before the federation 1t relates to the best manner of caring for the religious and social interests of outr shores It has been proposed to establish in connection with this organize tion a bureau devoted to Catholic ex way there could be erected in every hamlet a small church where mass could be occasionally offered and catechism taught The money would be loaned at a small percentage andIthe fund continued for the the workIsuch a bureau awl supply am plo means to preserve the faith and transmit It to posterity This scheme will enable us to reach every Catholic in the United States and to dissemin ate our doctrines among nonCatholics Be assured that those outside the church are anxious to hear us and once knowing the truth will embrace it and enter the true fold of Christ Commendation of the Hierarchy Wo havo received Indorsement from very many of the hierarchy I need not however tell you that federation can not existor grow on mere rec Ms r ommendations it needs active cooper ation and promotion In view of the encouragement given by His Excel ency the Most Rev Apostolic Delegate and so many prominent BIshops- It seems strange to say the least that there should be strong opposition to the movement In some quarters These people were wiser than their shepherds and hold up their hands In awe lest the federation should commit some blunder and the church suffer Those who are timid regarding federa ion and hesitate to Join lest It may transgress the legitimate field In which alone safety can be found and Inopportunely precipitate the practical solution of the problems which are still immature shoulld reflect that federation Includes on its Advisory Board some of the most eminent and most prudent and conservative members of the heirarchy and no important step can be taken without their consent- In due time the organization hopes to have the whole hierarchy acting in the capacity of advisers First I will tell you what federation is not second what It Is third what it has already accomplished fourth what It Intends wth Gods blessing to attain in the future At the mention of federation some peope say Oh it is a sort of Griev ance Committee whose members are going around feeling over the body social and politic to find sore spots They have manufactured a federation salvo which they Intend to rub Into all those bad places In short they think they have discovered a panacea for all those bad places In short they think they have discovered a panacea for all our civil religious and social ills The result will be that friction will be created between Catholics and non Catholics it will breed enmity W are now living in harmony and peace why then form this federation to create trouble It is better to bear those ills we have than fly to others we know not of Well I have been connected with this organization since its inception I am pretty well acquainted with Its alms and I have yet to learn that It contemplates the engendering of mity between us and our nonCatholIc fellowcitizens I have always main tamed that the very contrary was Its aimthe bringing of ourselves and our religion before the public so that our nonCatholic friends may know W we are and what wo represent Jn the hope that when any great queeiton is tp be solved or any great ovllycured the Federation of Catholic cletlee xte hand f non atitolfcs and says or ce the of divorce or Socialism tae wlnVorkhndlnh nd with you for the education and the uplifting o thesefevils to Banish Crime Let me say that if Catholics and nonCatholics were united for the ban- Ishment of crime for the preventio- and cure of any evil in this city of Cin cinnati or elsewhere success beyond doubt would crown our efforts We Catholics havo some griev ances it istrue but why do wo have them It is because of weakkneed jellyfish Catholics who are afraid to Walrabroad in this land of ours from th lakes to the gulf What sort of a man is the average nonCatholic American whom we will meet Generally broadminded man a largohearted man a lover of justice and right and a strong hater of injus tics wherever found You prate to him of grievances What will he say Your fathers and mine mingle- their blood to found this glorious Republic shed it like water to maintain this Union and you have no business to have grievances If you havo the It Is your own fault You are too ardly to make them known against them and have them redressed And wouldnt he be right Is it no thd we speak of grievances there is always some person unconscious of our position in relation to the State and nation who cries out You have no of all who are thus disposed I shall ask a few questions- Is the Bible read are Protestant prayers recited and sectarian hymns sung in the public schools of your freeIof the inmates Is the mass or any Catholic religious service allowed in your public Institutions- Do the Inmates all gather together to attend Protestant worship If Cath ollcs are obliged to attend sectarian worship what becomes of the dom of conscience guaranteed by bo State and national constitutions Has the army and navy sufficient Catholic chaplains Why not NotP Political Some say Federation11a political organization Now Idef any one to read tho literature of the movement 1y i ii M Id D and maintain that proposition It Is only the selfish scheming political who thus tries to give the movement a bad name and to retard its progress The statesmen like Grant will tell you Get your people together send In petitions and you will succeed Of ten our representatives In the State Legislature or in Congress can not give us the justice ho desires precisely because wo do not encourage him On the one side ho has the petitions and over there do you see the thousands How can I afford to ignore the claims of those Catholics There are others who say If there Isno politics in It whats tho use of IU There are two kinds of politics in one we are engaged in the other wo are not Federation can not en gage in partisan politics It has with in its ranks Democrats Republicans etc and to engage in that kind of politics it is evident would simply be suicidal and destructive of the organization What Proper Protest Did What kind of politics is there in itLet me illustrate by example A few years ago a bill was introduced Into the New Jersey Legislature the word ing of which was ambiguous and might have subjected our parochial schools to taxation I requested some Influential Catholics to suggest the propriety of changing the phraseology of the measure The reply as We dont want to tax your schools that bill was drawn up by a learned constitutional lawyer of Newark and it will havo to stand- Immediately I summoned the Ex ecutive Board of the State Branch of Federation A committee was appointed of IrishAmericans and German Americanssome Democrats others theemajority leader of tho House and said to him We represent the Federated Cath olio Societies of the State We are opposed to the phraseology of that tax bill we ask that it be changed other wise we will go back and report our societies What was the reply Gentlemen for heavens sake dont stir up a hornets nest on this question What changes do you want We will be very glad to make them Thats the kind of politics there is in federation AndU Is certainly high time that we began to know how to employ the prerogatives of Amen can citizenship Federation In an organization form ed of subordinate societies for th advancement of tile civil religious and tea t ahdvrit8 dependencies I will not interfere wlththe alms 01 jects or autonomy of existent organ zations Such a union is desirable for the formation of an Instrument always In readiness to voice Catholic senti ment In the Stato and nation We may seldom need it but whe we do we need it badly and it must wne can at once put our hands upon it As practical results may be men tioned tho concessions made In the Philippine difficulties the present ami cable relations existing In Porto Rico tho changed aspect of the Indian schools the clear light thrown on the Othekfedeoration was always in the very forefront on all these matters What It Proposes to Do First the unification of the Catholic nationalities of the United States second the banishment of divorce- and Socialism third the creation public opinion on all the great prob dissominadtion of their Catholic solution If we look into the statistics of the Catholic church in this country we hundredmyears wo have had great looses We altthough there is still some leakage The multiplication of our churches institutionstare ming the tide Indeed we are male ing encroachments on the nonCatho lie body by our missions to them The time was when it was differ eat when the Irishman and the Ger man with his descendants scattered out over the broad face of this coun thetcall the big church what Christ called the world always without doctrine and generally without morality Some tell us that It tho descendants of Catholics inhabiting tho land now covered by the nation had boon steadfast in the faith wo would nun her at present about hair the tion of the United States or about 40000000 whereas we are between 12000000 and 16000000 We certain ly dont want this leakage repeated strongthwo gether It will recur unless we take up the cause of tho foreign national ties coming to our shores That is th 0of reason I so warmly advocate the church extension plan The Problem Seeking Solution ffbi tX o 4 BEAUTY SPOTS MINNESOTA LAKE PARK REGIOKILAKE MACDONALD MONTANA LAKE CHELAN WASHINGTON BEAUTIFUL PUGET SOUND AVAIL YOURSELF OF STOPOVER PRIVILEGES WHILE OH YOUR WAY TO THE Lewis Clark ExpositionVIA THE Great Northern RailwayT- HE COMFORTABLE WAY te XtM or Information JUfnMHUtto trGreat northern Railway 6EnDTWS MID 2 FOR HADSOJDLT LET A JOOEflEY TUB LEWlfi SIPOSloTO lipaIConsider the problem which con fronts us in the saving of tho different races to the faith See them in our large cities thousands upon thous ands all collected together Poles Slavs Italians Hungarians have come across the Atlantic like great immense flocks of migrating birds and have sat down in the midst of our cities It is during this formative pro cess that thero will be danger When the colony begins to disintegrate when its families and individuals begin to Intermingle with the rest of the population there will como loss of faith unless we aro prepared to prevent itHere is a work for federation These nationalities are all alive to the importance and the benefits of organ ration Let us take them In among us by their societies In this way they will be kept in constant touch with us and we with them learning our na tional and religious life and prevent ing them from becoming the prey of proselytizersIn we will give them the benefit of over a hundred years expe rlence on this continent Batllng With Divorce By battling against divorce we are building up the American home An other great work for federation to questione a man ands lwith jbrfdey andi wlaretto dra which he exalted her on the day of her youth and her beauty Time may write wrinkles on her brow change her locks to snow pluck the roses from her cheeks but she hearthnand his to as of life pulsates in her bosom We want to keep up agitation en lightenment on the school question to educate our fellowcitizens to see the injustice of taxing us for the educa tion of their children and selecting a system which we can not patronize They tell us that in a country like this with so denominations ThererIs another system in England Ger many and Australia Why not here They say that we are the enemies of the public school that we want to destroy them We answer that Is a withjgenerous enough to make a compromise with us Catholics are Citizens You went away by yourselves and concocted this system without con suIting us and having finished your work you said to us You may either take this system or leave It alone Is that just Is it American ATe we not also citizens of this country as well as you Havent we the same rights Because a manis a Catholic must ho be born two or three times in this country before he is an Ameri can and entitled to the rights of a really believe that in ev cry case the majority can lawfully trample upon tho rights of the minor- Ity If our fathers had held that principle would the Revolution have been successful Would the United States exist today We want to have this matter settled as it should be Dont say to usGo away and settle It among yourselves What is tho compromise wo pro apose Let our schools remain as they are 2 Let no compensation be made for religious instruction We dont want it We have seen what has happened in countries where tho clergy are the hirelings of the state Our principle is let the pastor take care the flock and live by the flock 3 Let our children be examined by a State or municipal board and if our schools furnish the secular education required if wo furnish the goods r should put down tho cash Mind you we do not ask anybody elses money All we want is our own money for the education of our own children Is not thatfalrP- osition is Just IYes and Americans are being gradually lJeducated up to the justice of bur position Suppose that In some city like New York or Chicago or here this system could be Initiated so that non Catholics might sea that it Is not Inimical to the existence of the present public school systemIt would not be long until we would have our they may it wo go that far then all the denominations will want their share of the school fund But why should they Are they so unwise as to destroy a system with which they are now so enamored simply because Catholics would receive justice I can not believe that our non Catholic fellowcitizens so selfish and narrow Let me say here teat before the federation took up the school question and proposed a solution the laity many priests and oven some Bishops were groping in the dark notzknowing what to say upon the sub ject Federation has put the whole ques tion in a nutshell so any value of public opinion of thrashing out aIquestion in thoUght of the day There are other problems to be discussed A venerable Epl Milanrme weIJiaago her called an Bishop the great prpblenibf the future is the friction between the blacks and the whites I thought a while and said My dear sir I wquldnt worry over tnat You and your descendants will not be In that battle Why not said he For the simple reason that you all will be under the ground like the potatoes Power of Church Realized The old American family has more deaths than births Do you realize who will be here settling that problem fighting that battle The Irish the Germans tho Poles the Italians and the other Catholic nationalities and the church of the ages will settle that problem as she settled every other problem which has arisen in her history by that divine authority and in stinct which was given to her when the Savior said As my Father hath sent me so do I send you The brainy men of America areJconscious of the power of the church of her magnificient organization of her marvelous and beneficial Influence on every condition of life The late Mark Hanna is related to havesaid to a Catholic Bishop Bishop I have studied the waysa of tho Catholic Church and want to say to you that speak not as a poll tician but from profound conviction If ever the liberties the freo institu tions of America aro in danger the great Catholic Church will be their salvation Comment Catnoncs used to speak of Protestants as Protestants and Jews as Jews and Infidels as In fidels Now they have taken It upon themselves to divide humanity into two classes Catholics and Non Catholics This is to imply that thet EXPERIENCE 60 YEARS I DESIGNS MARKS I ItrlJonrf aketch and rerD1 Coml1uDltlonutrlctsent Pu aecurngDatentntespeetatnotkswithout ahareeIn Scientific Jlnttrkalhandsomely lautrated weeklr cutaUonofanyaclenttea ouroai Ma four monthI p sed byaf sewadwls a iVNN llmacb Coe3nsotf NstwYok l Vtv l t rr zi f along with me and bring him back to 12 or 15 millions of Catholics In this country are IT and the million of Freethinkers Protestants Jews and Pagans are NOT IT It makes them l feel big and swell up llko a cock pig eon to call tho great big majority that could swallow thorn NonCatholics1 Well let them have something to puff up about and feel good over Both Catholics and Protestants are bigoted alike over their religion They think they have a corner on Infinite wisdom and when they get In conven tion they are like the toad in AesopI they swell and swell and swell until they Imagine themselves three times the size of the Heretic ox who stands and gazes In amusement at their prod igious attempts to distend all over the universe Finally the toad with selfimportance and the convention closes and they all go home to preach t and print and wasleenergyscheme ling to stm the tide of progress t reVIV1als each get A Catholic and when It is all footed up they have fallen behind the number who get weary and dls gusted and who fall out exceeding l at the end of the year those they take In There never was a religion In the world that has had to scheme and work politics and newspapers and advertise and spend hundreds of mil lions and do jawwork like the Chris tian churches Protestants and Cath olic have had to do In the last ten years barely to keep even Their straining struggling desperation to keep alive an old worn out moss grown superstition Is as amusing as It is Catholics have a society the St Vincent de Paul which is a missionary society organized for the civilization of Protestant savages Funny aint it And then they wonder why sensible people lost faith and out and say A plaguo on both your St Vincent do Paul society gives out little question books which are supposed to answer all questions hlchi Non Catholics do not under stand about the Catholic faith They are so evasive senseless and silly that a child can see through them and li vetJ opposite effect intended The Christian religion Protestant and Catholic is bound to bust up for ttio nimnie reason that U is a monu meutof JtJ on one monstrous tit a G ot hatFyoitorICould any claim be more Incredltable and silly Upon this ono big lie It has erected a monument lie being laid riUe until people daYlhsUnC iitlvely know and feel that Christianity I is the tallest and biggest liars of all thelBoth Catholics and Protestants are imbued with the impulses to do good common to humanity and they do much good in a way but it is at the price of stupcnduous harm They ex pend an immense amount of energy In deluding the Infant mind and charming it to tho past They cannot see that sensible progressive people fall away from them on account of the ancient lies which they persist in perpetuating Men and women stinctively feel that Christianity does not belong to this agethat it is only tho echo of a dark and mysterious pastthe uncanny ghost of religious intoleranceThis ought not to offend the Catho lie or Protestant Should they won der that sensible men wonder at the deadly differences that have always existed between Christian factions that they should wonder at the stant disintegration and the present t strife between them each trying to 1outdo tho other in style rank and my brother Christian stop think let mo show you where you stand Ask yourselfwhy Is It that Christianity If it be good if it be sistent if It be evidently true If Its work appeals to mens understanding why is It that only 20000000 out of our 80000000 are identified with It Why Is It that the great majority of these are women and children tho inonthlnkors Consider that nearly every child is reared under the fluence of tho church how do you account for this overwhelming lapse Itiyou reason Men thinking men Instinctively believe and feel that Christianity Is based on falsehoods that It Iso superstition and all out of harmony with modern science and progressive Ideas They are ashamed of the worship and tho intellectual asoclatlon They just cant lit themselves to It and so becomo indifferent and drop out and all the preaching In the world cant convince them that Christianity Is either essential to their happiness or salvation What do they care for the apostles 1 l and the ignorant saints of the past Have enot today our Jeffersons Franklins Hugos Spencers Tolstois and Emersons What intelligent Protestant or Catholic today wants to be behind his age Can you wonder that men cut loose from an organiza tion that would associate him Intel ligently with the past That would enchain him to a superstition that cites the ridicule and contempt of all thinking minds But let us get back in tho Bishops speech He says that Catholics aro beginning to realize their Importance that the brainy men of America are conscious of the power of tho church and of her magnificent organization and gives Mark Hanna as an Illustra recogIpower Mark simply bought the Catholic vote for McKInley Of all the contem tlble men In tho world It Is he who will sell his vote and the man who buys It Is worse An organization that will sell Its vote is just as culpable and danger ous and the impression is general that the Catholic vote that is that part of It that preachers can handle always up for sale to the highest bidder Mark and John Ireland were very chummy and Ireland kept the path hot to the White House after McKInley was elected What the Bishop really meant by the brainy men of America are conscious of the power of the church was the Inscru pulous politiclandof America are con scious of its powerand also they they aro conscious of its price The priests however cannot handle all the Catholics for among Catholics are many Inorruptlble patriots who will not take their politics from the priests and who which they perceive that they are being thus used drop out This is one of the reasons of the Immense losses of the church It is bad for the Bishop to quote Mark Hanna for everyone now knows that ho was the most unscrupulous and cor rupt man that over figured in American politics He bought and bribed his way Into the U S Senate and men who profess to know openly say that he bought up both the Catholic and the Methodist churches He ought to have been sent to the penitentiary as well as nil the Christian bishops who sold out to him Although the bishop brags of the power of the church he has to admit thatWe ate making progress slow ly but surely Inj another place he says Our statistics show that within the last hundred have had IfreaT Tosses r We arenow ab6uT6oI F ing our own although there is still somo leakage If Catholics had remained steadfast 16 tho faith we would now have about 40000000 or half the poIulaUonwhereas we are beteen 12000000 and 15000000 We certainly dont want the leakage peated Every Catholic who reads this ought to stop right here and ask him self tho reason why the church has suffered this confessed awful loss Why have Catholics left the faith Why are all its mighty emigration and excess of breeding just holding Its own Dont get offended at me for putting the question This is a serious matter of your own It is purely a Catholic question Why the loss If you cant solve It I will solve it for youand tho reason is thlsDe mocracy and free speech tho right of each indIvidual to vote as he pleases is fatal to superstition and to the autocratic ono man power typified in your church and this Is one other of tho reasons you are barely holding your own The fact is you are not nolding your own oven with breeding emigration and capture of the mind of the child The churches figures are far too large They count names of people who are dead and who have long dropped out Protestants do the same They should knock off at least onefourth of their statistical support Father McGrady told the writer that priests received orders from their bishops to swell their church reports that a congregation of should be reported about 800 See- The fact that counting the full 26 000000 on the church books of all the churcheswhich includes several millions of dead people and others who have long ceased to attend show that these big church conventions are only great big blow offs Their own figures show what they are doing The clergymen at these conventions let out their church secrets and reveal Its weakness and desperation and in fact all this operates to still further weaken the church No one can read the address of Bishop McFaul carefully without per celvirig under the thinly veiled words tho political schemes of the Catholic church Roosevelt gave 7500000 to the Pope for lands the American people already had paid for and for this and not putting the friars out and for for sending Taft to the Vatican the Catholic church not all of Its people Fis for Roosevelt It would be for any Democrat equally as mercenary un patriotic and American as corrupt The Catholic priesthood can now control enough of its members to turn a national election and this Is tho power that brainy men recog nize It never was In time past nor is not now anything else but a poll tical organization held together by superstition It Is going to make It self so offensive some of these days that it will get sat upon good and hard The high officials of the church will find that it wont have even its priests with it for Justice and benevo lence is an Inheritance of nature com mon to all alike and priests are men and have hearts and consciences There are many who dont want the old world Ideas and social relations es tabllshed here There are many priests who know that the world is pushing away from the past and that they must keep up with the procession or fall behind and die out The great fight that will first be made by the Universal Catholic Fed eration is upon the school question I want to see the fight made I want to see the Catholic power show Its hand- I want to see the kilkcnny cat cata rumpus between the Protestants andI tho nonProtestants I refer to the Catholics as nonProtestants because they are away way down In the min ority I want to see them go at It In a damned be he who cries hold enough manner This expression of menIble result that it will make millions of outspoken Freethinkers We have to have these religious strifes and up heavals to advance our cause When they show their hate most people eome to realize that they are disturb ing elements and cut loose from them Let the fight come Both Protestant and nonProtestatn will make them selves odious and the public school and Freethought will be more firmly fixed than ever before When these followers of the Prince of Peace fight among themselves they tell the truth about each other and this Is about the only time they ever do tell tho truth and we want the truth from their own lips Bishop McFaul dont want any di vorceHe grows eloquent9ver the American home Tfo wants to build Itt up Why dont all the priests marry then and build up homes Why dont they set the example What do priests know abpBtiKbmVfrbm their own estf Xp r19nceWhshould- old stag bachelors assume io dictate to married people what tlfly want and what is sod for them It is curious that priests In this countryare so down on divorce while reformers all over Jtalya Catholic countrythe home of the Papacy are loudly demanding divorce to relieve women of the degradation and misery which the fatal marriage knot binds them to The American people will settle the divorce questionnot the Catholic church The marriage question will be eventually settled on the basis of educationIn ihe knowledge- of selection and fitness for propoga tlon and marriage will be hard to get and divorce easy to get Christian priests and preachers will not be al lowed to Join the weakminded and criminals and consumtlves for the consideration of one or two dollars The greatest obstruction to a scientific solution of the marriage and divorce questions is the clergy Itself It never will bo solved until the institution is taken out of their clutches and the lying pretense that those whom a priest joins are joined by God mean tag In fact that the priest is God Is entirely rooted out of tho marriage ceremony If God had anything to do with marriage or divorce he would surely como down and settle It him ofInected with the ceremony there wouldnt be half the howling about- It that there Is Eventually the state will come to learn that It will have to take the matter in Its own hands and entirely eliminate GodI ethopriest Tho priest has no more right to this privilege than the Doctor or the grocer The Bishop says that just because Catholics ask fora division of the school fund ho cant see why the other denominations the Presbyterians Methodists Baptists Lutherans Epls copalians Jews and the many others should ask it Because lie cant see It Is no reason others cant see It Others see very plainly what the Catholic is up to The priests see that their members are favoring the public schools and sending their children to them They see that there is general dissatisfaction with tile parochial school that it Is Ineffl cleat that Catholics are tired of supporting It and they cannot bo bled for over Tho church Is now in a posi tlon where It must have money to keep- up the parochial school and it hasnt n tio 1L r h nJ BOtltt If the parochial school goes don tho priest loses his grip on the mind of the child He Is now desperate und is going to make a big stand for if division of the funds and he Is going to demonstrate that tho prIest- hood stands for class privileges and disgust everbody and alienate a lot mbrv Catholics If the Bible Is read in the public schools then the priest raises a howl about having God In them If to please him they take God out then he howls about them being Godless Wily should Catholics Imagine that they are entitled to distinctions and privileges from the hands of the ernment not accorded to other creeds What do these ten or twelve millions 700000001ProtPagans to boY The Bishop says that the Catholic Federation is not political and then proceeds to chow how by holding the whip of the Catholic vote over the head of politicians they can get what they want He seems to think that the average American dont know that the Pope claims to be king of kings and the head of all political powers that he his political representatives In ery Country in which he can land then and keep up the show of a courts and an aristocratic one manpower all of which is unAmerican and nuseous to Republicanism If the Catholic church is not In politics Fran le and Italy would not be having troul e with it But all such talk Is wast of time Nearly everybody know that it Is the best organized po llticn machine in the world and the Dish makes himself ridiculous by his claim that the church is not in ItIcs Whatever may bo the future success of the Catholic church in this country will entirely depend upon its ability to handle corrupt politicians This has been Is now and will be Its policy But in tho end this is bound to arpuse an opposition that will prove fatal to It The Bishop asks Because a man is a Catholic should he be born two or threw times in this country before ho s art American I will answer that question and will say that It all depends upon the kind of Catholic whether he is an American first and a Catholic afterwards or whether he Isn Catholic first and afterwardsThe doctrine in your church Is this The church Is supcme over the State and when church and State are in conflict obe dleIl lihe state Is a crime Yi teuchyourchfidreiiti it they thechu0000 0 to contribute money toyou to teach this treason against the State to your children- So I answer Any Catholic who is a Catholic first and an American after wards and who believes that the nhurch is supreme over the State and who in a conflict between the Papacy and America would choose to fight against America such a Catholic not only plight to be born two or three thousand times before he Is allowed to be an American Such a Catholic should be reconceived as fast as he Is placeforThe Bishop further states that when the race question comes up for solution In this country the Irish Ger mans Poles and Italians who constitute the church of the ages will set tie the problem for the reason that dyIngfasterstock will all be where the potatoes grow and there will be no one left to settle it but the Micks the Dutch the Dagoes and the Polestho church of the ages wouldbeIs it Indeed possible that all other races are to dIe out and only those mentioned will be here to settle the Dutwherearemore usareandtheyCatholics arebarelyto their own statement la fifty or a enoughniggers Besidesoneany brUlIeofthesaidthatGAL NINE bythewould hate to be a Dago or an Irish man when the church of the ages undertakes to solvo the race But I have commented problemI upon the pipe dreams of Paul There are other Important matters In his speech but I wllMeav them to the reader This is a long article but as this Congress and speechjnolces tho present attitude of 1Y J hL r t II jjth- e Catholic church in the United States It is worth tho space and it is Important that all be acqulntcd with designsTo the whole proceedings are an expression of the weakness and desperation of Catholoclsm In the Ited States They show Its true ors It cries like a baby for tolerance and then shows Its own intolerance to Socialism If it would crush out Socialism it would also crush out Methodism If it ever succeeds In crushing out anybody or If It ever advances- to a dominant power in this country- It will have to develop a different look- Ing set of followers than those seen in Its parades It takes bodies and brains as well as votes But It can give trouble Tho Catholic question and the nig ger question are the two great and coming questions which this country has before It to solve The quickest solution would be to line them both up and let them at each other W Plttsburg Dispatch PLACING OF PAINES BUST IN IN DEPENDENCE HALL By Julius Chambers New York Sept 13 1905 From time to time Incidents occur that indicate the narrow bigotry that has Men existent among a large por tion of tho American people on the other hand events are dally proving that we are making rapid progress toward broader views In politics and greater catholicity in religion In reli gion there is a general abandonment of the casehardened devotion to creed that we used to see But better still indications are that Christians of to day are feeling more confidence in the religion they profess and aro no longer fearful of the criticism of free thinkers or the rivalry of socalled Paganism Only yesterday Indepen dence Hall in PhiladelphIathe most conservative community in America except Quebec and Boston admitted a marble bust of Thomas Paine which has been rejected persistently for years on the grounds that the Immor tal champion of liberty was an unbeliever For 30 years the fact was Ig nored that If Paine doubted the exis tence of God he believed In man with a sincerity that was not equaled by any man of his generation Among the subscribers to tho fund of 1200 to pay for the bust are found such names as Rev Dr Edward Everett Hale Rev Robert Collyer O B Froth ingham and George W Julian The respect these men showed for patrlo tiamowrecefpestardy re ggtltIon Their courage in the early seventies as of the same character as that of the Northern men who on May 13 went upon the bond of Jefferson Davis to secure his release from prison On that bail bond a copy of which lies before me were the signa tures of Horance Greely Gerrit Smith Cornelius Vanderbilt Augustus Scheel Horace F Clark and Benjamin Wood of New York But Quaker Philadelphia was harder to move than was the Johnson Administration The Paine statue was jected every time it was offered The gratitude of the patriot was entirely overshadowed by the better thanthou Christianity of our neighbors How many of the readers of this column have seen tho Rights of Man I can not guess Its pages are aglow with the soul of that best of religious creeds The Golden Rule Every New York r who loves his fellow should take an afternoon trip to manI Paine monument on the road New Rocholle and Dobbs Ferry baselandwestward An absolutely vivid recol lection of my boyhood during a brief sojourn in this city was a visit to that neglected monument Never shall I forget the thrill with which I read the inscription taken from Palnes writ beginning Tho times that lings mens souls are now And now bust of Thomas Paine no longer freethinkerI archy was severed It Is an event mon worthy of a national holiday Paine did not doubt the existence of a God He said I believe in on beIlleveCertainly the world Is at last be ginning to appreciate Tomas Paine and the man who called him a filthy little atheIst will not be honored for lit Advocate Paris Texas ROBERT MCOWAN BOUND OVER Held on Charge of Attempted Criminal Assault Deputy Sheriff Jim Terry and stable Pink Anderson on Friday night arrested and lodge in Jail one Robt McCowan who has been living near t the village of Atlas on the grave r i I j l Jj1i charge of attempted criminal assault His alleged victim was the twelve n year old daughter of a widow living In the neighborhood and It Is said the offense was attempted Thursday night The prisoner had an examining trial before Justice of the Peace Boyett yes terday and was bound over to the 1grand Jury In the sum of 2000 McCowan Is a Baptist preacher who has been living In the Atlas neighborhood for some time and was on the way to church at tho time he was ar lIko this among preachers are not occasional and exceptional but they are going on among all reli o gious sects all tho time Greencastle Ind Sept 11 1905 C C Moore Editor B G BThe Rev of Purdy Ky who was about 40 years of age and who had devoted his entire life to Christian works and had been- a preacher for the last 10 years and was In good standing In his church left his wife and a house full of chil dren and eloped with a neighbor girl about four years ago leaving his fam ily almost destitute 4 About a year ago he murdered the girl and cut her body to pieces to pre vent identification He was arrested and before he could be tried he was taken from the Jail by his good Chris tian neighbors and hung I was personally acquainted with the Rev and have heard him preach many times HARRY E SIMPSON The letter gave the name of this Row and I have no doubt of Its ac curacy but In a case like that I make it a rule only to print what Is sent to a me in print from some newspaper The circumstances seem to Indicate that the Rev was a member of a prominent Campbelllte family In Lex ington one of whom by the same full name had a preacher son that I suppose was about 40 years old but If It Is the Lexington man It is strange that I never heard of It before Was he a Campbelllte preacher 4 SPECIAL TRAIN DURING THE FAIR Via 5r QUEEN AND CRESCENT ROUTE Between Walton and Lexington and Lexington and Somerset The management of tho Queen and Crescent Route will put in service a tljr special train from the above points to l be j run from September 19th to 23rd to give the patrons of their lIne aaoi portunlty to visit the fair by leaving home in the morning and returning- leaving Lexington about 6 ociocTTfiT raddition to the other trains they have This train will stop at Intermediate r points both going and returning It Is the object of the General Manager Mr W A Garrett and the General Passenger Agent Mr W C Rlnearson to give tho best service that possibly can be given during the fair so as to handle the crowds which are expected In addition to the special trains which are in effect it Is Mr Garretts idea to do anything that is of Interest to Lex ington as it will be remembered that the special train was put in service between Cincinnati and Lexington on rj 9thisrDOUBLEHEADER BASEBALLsCincinnati Vs Plttsburg SundaytOctober 8th Excursion via QueeniAnd Crescent Route mice it Two games for ONE IDont ticket agents for partlcularsA 125 Gincinnan i AND RETURN SUNDAYSEP Special train leaves Lexington 730 a m Tickets good only traInReturning830 p m same date kat agents for partlasfars H C KING CP T A III E MAIN y J Jiii r fi 1 r- y STILL WANT US TO BE GOODI I have Just finished Blade of September 17th I am glad to see some less than the usual typogra phical or clerical errors With that exception It is a beautiful little paper and It is now the most valuable newspaper published In Amer icaI could have wished that Dr Wil son had been kinder In his piece about Rockefeller but may be in the long run it will be all right A man will sometimes learn from his own experience and from his own reflection more and better than any body else can teach him If I could better get control of the hearts of Blade readers and writers I would change the character of the paper faster to Its new idea of doing- good or rather to its old and original idea of doing good The Christian religion Is certainly no more true than any one of the hundreds of other religions and as an opponent of Christianity simply from argument the Blade is now far superior to my brightest hope when I started It twenty years ago next January But even If our only purpose were to oppose Christianity I do not believe that the most effective way to do that is to make arguments against it Peo pIe are not Christians because they reason and inform themselves but are such from prejudice and policy and you cannot do much to Influence them by arguing with them But let it be true that wherever you find an Infidel you find an honest mor al who is trying to live right himself and trying to make others happy and the world would see it and the Chris tian religion with all its folly and wickedness greed and vanity could not stand up against us There are I suppose some young v people and some unintelligent people who In some kind of a sense believe- th Christian religion is true from having been taught it all their lives and who are good and honest people r and we should treat them very kindly and generously As for that class of Christians who make money by their religion and are conscientious about it we cannot please them better than to dignify them by arguing with them If a matured and educated man who understands that the star Vega in J the constellation Lyra is five billions of miles in diameter and that there t rareninety billions of worlds as large as ours still insists that there is a God t who made thpstars also and that r VpthaC godbad to have a son by a Jew girl 1905 years ago and have him cru cified on that hill I saw at Jerusalem because a snake made a woman eat an apple the way for us as sensible and good men and women is to treat such a man with silent courtesy and Z not contend with him at all and Just go on leading good and honest lives and doing all we can to make our selves and others happy In replying to such men we are at taching to them an Importance that they do not merit and are giving them a prominence that they want and that they use as advertisement to get more money from the kind of people they can influencer The old Infidel methods of Inger soils day are now obsolete and the ridicule of Bible stories is Just as if a man should start out to prove that the stories of Baron Munchansen and Arabian Nights are not true Intelligent people know that the counterparts of all the Bible stories are in heathen mythology and we are actually lowering our own dignity by making serious attacks against the credibility of the Bible Away out in the wild and woolly West where the people are good and sensible but necessarily can not have the advan tages of thickly settled society It may be all right for a man like our Brother Welch to debate with a preacher like Mr Wilkinson and it may afford many of us some amusement and may give valuable primary instruction to those people who were good and kind to me but in the centers of Intelligence sl the time has come when all of that part of Infidel interest may be safely left to ordinary newspapers and mag azines and books and college Instructions and the real leader in Infidel propagandlsm must go on to some thing higher and more worthy of his vis a tergo is pushing us on The JapaneseRussian war has accen tuated the general tendency to al truism which the Infidel Carnegie more than any other man in the world started and which is Influencing the Christian Rockefeller to give his lions to an Institution of learning un der the management of the Infidel President Harper while the University of Cincinnati in the great state of Ohio under the control of my orthodox Christian nephew otherwise a good and scholarly manIs never heard of and never will be until some element of heresy is Infused into It In the meantime the fame of grand old Tom Paine is growing brighter and bright jIi iIi1 r i1 r 44 J1s er all the time not because he was so brilliant and scholarly as many In fidels but because he said The world Is my country humanity my brethren and to do good is my religion the grandest sentence ever spoken and because in all that he said and did his whole soul was aglow and burning with love for the world There is hardly any good for human ity that has by the most advanced humanitarian been thought of to this day that Tom Paine did not advocate standing almost alone to do so and his example as a doer of good for man and animals is what every Infidel must now emulate if he aspires to leader ship among Infidels NATIONAL RIPSAW OF ST LOUIS I am in receipt of the National Rip Saw of St Louis Vol No7 month ly for September flOO a year Col Dick Maple Editor- It is neatly gotten up but its editor writes bad grammar It is of a roll gious turn and is opposed to liquor and Is an organ of Socialism and Pop ulism It abuses Rockefeller It has many complimentary things to say about God It abuses the Catholics and says they are running their church for the benefit of Rockefeller It Is hard on the nigger- A sample of tho RipSaw is as that every whlto man and woman in this land would put forth as great an effort to elevate the negro to the social equal of the white man or to lower the white man to the equal of the negro as President Roos velt and Governor Hoch have done ItI would not be twentyfour hours until we would see black wenches and white skunks prancing tho streets of our cities together and buck nig gers and the daughters of the pale faced damphoois applying for mar riage licenses- A good deal of the paper is common and some of it is coarse The editor writes me a letter asking me to assist him in getting subscribers but I could not consistently do so I endorse its opposition to liquor but that is about all I do not think the paper is cal Mated to do good or that it is very readableIt me to exchange with it and that I want to do Be less sensation al and try more to do good REV JOHN BELL RICE Rich Campbellite Preacher Suicides t In Louisville Louisville papers September 15 give an account of the suicide of Rev John Bell Rice of Louisville by shoot ing himself in the head with a pistol caused by protracted suffering from cancer and in his handsome residence Mr Rice had been a Presbyterian preacher and then Joined what one of the papers calls the Church of the Disciples and another calls the Christian church the same that is snow as the Campbellite church A fine picture of Mr Rice represents him as an intelligent and benevolent look Ing man his appearance being a com bination of Oliver Goldsmith and In gersoll Ho had been a student at the State College in Lexington He had been quite a traveller especially In the Orient and had written several books generally of a religious nature One of his books was about Jerusalem He had married a rich widow and was apparently living In ease and luxury There is no intimation that there was anything wrong in his life It is only important as another one of many replies to the common statement of preachers that Infidels are given to suicide At the rate that facts about suicide are now being fur nished us I think common decency will soon make the preachers quit talk Ing about Infidelity making suicides 600 GIVEN AWAY Christmas Presents for Subscribers to The Weekly Courier Journal The Weekly CourierJournal Henry Wattersons paper wants to share the profits of this prosperous year with its subscribers It proposes to give away twenty Christmas presents ranging from 100 to 20 amounting to in all There will be four gener al presents of 100 30 and 20 and sixteen presents of 30 and to bo given in the states of Kentucky Indiana Tennesse Texas Mississippi Missouri Virginia and Alabama The plan is fair and simple Write to the CourierJournal Company Louisville Ky for a copy of the Weekly Courier Journal giving full details It will be sent free Eldorado Springs Mo Sept 13 05 Enclosed 100 for which keep on sending tho Blade The last few num bers have awakened me to a fuller appreciation of its value I am glad to notice the change that has come over the paper for the betterDAVID SCHMID J it j lt6 Fn r k f j ATHEISTIC CHRISTIANS Tho Voice a nice little Christian Prohibition paper published in Lexing ton says Japan in striking out the indemnity has adopted the nobler Christian course which will stand as a bright example for all nations now and yet to be The Japanese are Atheists as all Intelligent people know All Christians in their wars with each other claim and get indemnity How then is the course of Japan a Christian course Its a bad sign for Christianity when Christians have to go to Atheists to find good people The Voice Is edited by a preacher Cant see how a Prohibitionist can like Jesus who made liquor drank it himself and said his followers must drink it A Prohibi tionist damns the cup that Jesus blessed Abilene Texas Sept 12 1905 Mr Moore some peoples minds are so shallow that they think they are contaminated by reading the Blue Grass Blade They say they are afraid to have their children read It Some are Freethinkers who keep it in the dark for fear It will hurt their bust nessChurches today are simply places for social gathering and to do a little flirting after the service is over and to see and be seen Parents should never let their daughters go to church except with those in whom they have Implicit confidence The Freethink ers ought to erect a nice monument on your grave and visit it every year and adorn it with flowers and hold a meeting and make speeches and hand your name down to posterity GEORGE WHEELER It is kind in you to say that but it is not at au likely that any monument will ever be built to my memory and I am one of the very last of men to whom it would be appropriate to build a monumentI believe in monuments I think they are silly things If my friends want to do anything in memo ory of me let them be good and do good because I asked them WYSCARVER CONVERTED Thomas Jefferson Wyscarver of cinnati noted author orator le tuner editor publisher breeder of fir e cattle and Freethinker Is said to have undergone a change of heart Wysr carver is dark complected andasa nose that would indicate thatTie Is a descendant of one of the Lost Tribes of he was invited alongwith some noted preachers and other public speakers to address the Annual Pioneer meeting at Cloves a short dis tance below Cincinnati His speech was about as radical as he dare make it but everybody liked it as nothing takes now a days with the common crowds like tho spice of Liberalism and he received the congratulations of nearly every one He spread the salve all over the old folks telling of the good old times He told the old ladles hat tho girls of today couldnt maKe cutter like them because they didnt sow how and wouldnt try to know tow And he told the old men of their many superior merits but said that here was one thing they were guilty fthoy would work a horse nearly o death all week and bruise up his houlders and instead of letting him est on Sundays they would drive him off to church and let him stand on the outside in the cold and rain while hey sat in by the fire singing Jesus Lover of my Soul Let me to Thy Bos om fly these along with a lot of other like stories which mightily pleased Marg Mamsley and the other hayseeds of his vicinity- A patient of mlnea sweet old Methodist sister and very pious was In the other day and told me all about It She was brought up in those parts and always attends the meetings In her glowing account of Wyscarvers talk she said Oh you Just ought to have been there and heard the Con verted Jewhe made the best speech of any of thm W FREE SPEECH Free speech is absolute essential to the liberty the progress and the happiness of humanity It Is to tho mind what light Is to the eye and air to the lungs To the intellect it is rain and sunshine developing every faculty enlarging the understanding and classifying every obscurity that clouds the brain Free speech and free discussion in a oWI1rdsand the Post Office censorship now In operation in the city of Washington Infamous beyond expression IsI Despotism tyranny imperialism IImdby tree discussion but liberty and the l s- IFil It r 1t It rights of man can flourish only In the atmosphere of free discussion Tho entire progress of the human race from darkness to lightfrom savagery to civilization is directly trace able to the illustrations martyrs of free StrikeIVoltaire Paine Spencer Huxley and hundreds of others who had courage to face the mob and the entire past would be as black as midnight and tho whole world today would be a howling wilderness Free Thinkers above all others should honor every man and every woman who are persecuted for proclaim ing to the world their honest thought upon every subject We may not agree with any of them but this makes no difference it is principle for which we should stand knowing as we do that only error will come to grief in free discussion If Paine and Jefferson and Franklin could return to earth they would be amazed and horrified to learn that tho Republic which they founded guar anteeing freedom of speech and of the press had been converted into an one gins for their suppressionthey would turn pale and shudder when told that no American citizen in the morning of the 20th century was permitted to read the immortal Declaration of Independence to his fellow men In our far away island possessions The heroes of tho Revolution would turn over in their graves If they 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