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LEXINGTOYI KENTUCKY SUNDAY OCTOBER E M 305 100 A YEAR I TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers 50 cents each 250 for five 2 Terms100 per year In advance te foreign subscription 160 Five new subscribers sent one year c 250 atfMake alt Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue yGrsaa Hade xintonKY you change your address ad fyjar this office yeur old as th pew address scrlatlefi aay aid atib publication 153 W Short St Cexington Kentucky b Entered at the poet office at Lexlng t lKY as Second Class Mall Matter VAddress all communications to BLUE jf dRASS BLADE PO IIOX313 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 i Cumberland Telephone 307 If your subscription is due we wish you would please remit and save us the postage of notifying you GO SOUTHWEST NOW and dee for yourself the opportunities for making moneyfor home building i ln Oklahoma Indian Territory and rTe as Prospects were never brighter j the crops are fine and show plainly vthe possibilities of the Southwest for l you There is need of more hands Southiresented There are openings of all t sorts for the right men Are you one An exceptional Offer To enable you to see the Southwest 1the K and T Railway will on Oct and Nov 7th and 21st sell round- trip tickets to all points Southwest at LESS THAN ONE FARE RATES Tickets permit of STOPOVERS ing and returning and are good twen tyone days from date of sale Write today for particulars and ask for our paper The Coming Country GEORGE MORTON General Passenger and Ticket Agent St Louls An Exceptional Offer On the first and third Tuesdays of October November and December you can purchase tickets Southwest via M K and T Railway at RATESCtunity of seeing this land of prosper- Ity for yourself Tickets permit of andrl of sale Write now for particulars and be sure and get a copy of my paper The Coming Country S G LANGSTON General Immigration Agent St Louis 1i r iirt J OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE fir NATURAL ENEMIES ARE PLEASURE AND PIETY iTHE CLERGY ALWAYS ARRAYED AGAINST POPULAR AMUSE MENTb There was a time in the history of this country when the clergy ruled both state and society with an nl most merciless despotism Their pow er extended from the laughter of a child to the shearing into office of the governor of a colony Along with edu cation taxation official selection com pulsory worship and Sabbath observ ance every game recreation end even the style of apparel and dress Ing of the hair were prescribed by them If a man observed anything in nature which would provoke him to a smile on the Sabbath or if he should be tempted to kiss his wife on that aoly day the vials of clerical wrath were emptied upon him Women wero not allowed to make a noise in church as big as the squeak of a mouse Then as now the only church ofitces to which they were gible were scrubbers beggars and waiters on the table at a church fes tlval Children who look to the right or to the left of the path which led to Sunday School and gave joyous expression at the sight of a brightwing ed b rdorJl1e frolics of a squirrel had hearts a puck as that which hov ers over the Impassable Styx fell up on the hearts hn and women and pious austerltlpPT plal v ten In unmistakable babesgTTh log witches rt tizlrig drink and chasing si LL jThese plot times have been gradually put s e in proportion as the clergy hijve receded from power and innocent games and sports con genial to the hearts of child and man have talon their place But can not but reflect conIdltlOnthe clergy reigned supreme now as then Would not the same uncheck ed religious zeal conduce to the same somber depressing conditions Every well Informed historian knows that men and governments are not better today on account of the clergy but instead the clergy are bet ter on account of the rebellious protests of men and governments Be tween an arctic sanctity and tropical doom all joy and gladness were driv en from the human heart It is within the memory of most of us when music and the drama were the chief Instruments with which the devil ensured the souls of men If the clergy could have had their own way the world would have had no Mozart no Beethoven no Verdi no Wagner no Strauss nothing in the line of music but psalm singing ologies and funeral marches We would have had no Shakespeare Sheridan Booth and Jefferson but instead the Knoxs Wesleys Edwards and Talmages would furnish alone our public entertainments Fiction was the next in line with pure hellishness The world would have had no Scotts Bulwcrs Elliotts Hugos Irvlngs Hawthornes and Tol stois Romance and imagination would have been choked with the thought of the smoke of the fire that is never quenched But me effect of the growth of liberal thought is well stanced in the fact that ministers themselves notably Rev Charles Sheldon Rev Charles Goss and Rev John Watson are now producing works of fiction Thus the preachers today commit the damnable sin of yesterday Dancing vas eauallv as monstrous as music In fact its twin devil The supple grace the exquisite ease tho poetry of motion of which the human body is capable were wholly lustful In the minds of the clergy who somehow more than other people possess a superior instinct in detecting lust All books and histories not of a relig lous character would have been suppressed The nude art would never have been pictured Mirth was corrupting and sacrelig lobe Why should a man laugh when l r Hj 1 l r V- 1iMBLADE Rit each minute of his fleeting exist his soul Is In danger of being Iin a million feet deep Into the heated furnace of eternal hell Artemus Ward Josh Billings Bill Nye Mark Twain and the many bright beings who have mado sorrowing manity forget for a few moments its cankering griefs and toilsome cares would have been compelled to wear a Jonathan Edwards countenance and their infectious mirth bo turned grievous gloom and sourest sanctity All humor was utterly dlaplcable detracting the mind from the holy con templation necessary for the salva lion of the soot To be natural here was to forego all hope of supernatural napplnesa hereafter To relax from solemnity was to recede to the devil The poems as Bobby Burns and Eugene Field would have been blotted from the human memory for their impious insolence in daring to writ such verses as Willie brewed a pet of malt and The clink of the Ice in the pitcher The marvelous power speed spirit and endurance of that wonderful ant mal the horse would never have been developed His highest service would toIWomen would never have been per thanINotwithstanding this God had dressed this earth In myriad hues of blended light and canopied It with a blue man tie fringed with purple dawns and amethyst sunsets yet none of all this bewildering array of shimmering sheen and dreamy tints was ever in tended to decorate his master design Had the clergy their own way the huntedIoveriordraand whlch y h 8ash JlngdlaD y w and 1 lIkethe smatMtt iks out In occ signal epidemKaT manifesting them selves in attempts here and there to stop streetcars on Sunday milk wagons baseball golf excursions ex cept those which run to camp meetL legs and close up theaters art galleries 1 bath houses barber shops cigar stands and suppress even the Sunday I newspaperthe poor mans liberty in fact close up every business and building in which money is exchanged tcept those conducted by themselves If the clergy could have their way children would be permitted no diversion except attending SundaySchool and reading tracts in which the good little boy died because God wanted him to be an angel in the skies or those in which the good little boy lived and become judge or president because he never took a drink At all times their little lives would be made as miserable as possible that their piety might be made permanently pu ritanical a The merry Jokes of the circus clown the antics of the trained ponies and dogs the flying leaps of the tumblers and the song and dance of the jolly minstrelsthe joy of childish hearts would be forever shut from their wondering eyes or closed from their eager ears There are but few of us of mature years who have not in a greater or lesser degree experienced all these ferent phases of puritanism We have all observed how the clergy have ever associated trained physical development and feats of strength and endurance with the drunkard the criminal the bully and the bruet They have always arrayed the spirv it against the bodv On the same principle a man should despise the home that shelters him The clergy discover gross Immorality In a glove contest which as now regulated is nothing but a test of physical endurance but In strange contrast they enshrine and worship saints whose only qualifications to sointshlp rested upon physical suffering and endurance selfpunishment of the most horrible and exquisite torture In fact the first requisite to saint ship was contempt for and abuse of the body It had to be scoured to the e limits of physical endurance until all that was left ot the once God like form was ah insane saint encased In a shrunken bag dftskin and bones and such manner of physical debasement much of which was asVdJsgustlng as ible is classed with spirituality and reverence and pointed to with a plot s braggadocla showing the physical endurance the Christian may be cap ible of Carefully guarding their own bodily comforts the clergy have polhted the rest of humanity to the examples of the saints until grad uall f mankind grew to believe that pur religion and undefiled depended- wh lly upon contempt of the physical toand repose of bodily chastisement- T le world has outgrown this idea just as it has always out grown the cler yoIt knows better Consistency should be a Jewel es peel iliy to those who tgTupr e iitarisi3etandards and teachers men The clergy have the some rlghl of protest in this country ao corded to all other classes of citizens Muc J of their work is practicable and corn le and riiiich is inconsist cateringktl jTthe age They are general II citizens but as a class are not a the average as criminal stabs will show The majority of them n well enough but they inherit e narrowmindedness of puritanism and their power is always retrograde They exhibit this narrowmindedness- and inconsistency in rising en masse to oppose a glove contest or the Sun day opening of an agriculture fair while the world is being drenched in the blood of struggling patriots and of defenseless unarmed halfcivilized men women and babes and not a single organized protest do they make Barbarities and cruelties savage hor Able and monstrous have been com milted in the name of Christian civilization within the last few years and what regard was given them by the clergy What mention was even madeof these national crimes Chlrstian soldiers have impaled Chinese babies on their bayonets toss- edtlicminto the air to be caught upon other bayonets held in Christian Kai icf eaSeless human beluga beenIslaughtered and pitched into Chinese rivers in such numbers that their swol len corpses have Impeded the passage of large steamers Filipino villages have been burned to the ground and children and the aged and sick cremated by the hundreds With such barbarities as these fac ing them and the whole world how can the Christian clergy find time to oppose a glove contest or Sunday open IngHave the clergy of this city at any time held a mass meeting to protect against these montrous outrages nave fey called upon the Mayor and our political leaders and congressmen protesttcbai barltles Right In our own coun try human beings are being burned at thestake for crimes of ungovernable breedinghad theseburnspa brutishness of the vletlrpassed uy the brut thecJerprotested against this disgraceful crime Igno Ing this how can their pros- ynt n i1uw the opening otlijtate falrs on Sunday he regara5 r rhosr a plats peccadillo one Irritating inconsistencies of theyperodlcam cameJ B W Jo apamItwUlmuchudopenpj ns wishing one or more copies JosephineKorprice of this pamphlet willf be ann aced later in the Blade pamphletWithnow tint lating in all sections of the Unit secs fates and orders for It have beenI ved from England Scotland Gen Isbetsir copies of this pamphlet should app l Josephine K Henry sail aslOHIi A CANADIAN CHRISTIAN WHO WISHES HELL Some one has sent me a copy of the Blade of September 3lrfa wrapper having on It a Canadian stamp The paper has no address on it and some one has probably sent some man one knowing the man to be a religious way the Canada man has ex pressed his appreciation of the Blade is interesting My picture up in the niT wIthJithan commonly painted and where it reads Charles C Moore Editor he has erased the word editor and substituted Thief Then on the margin opposite my picture he has written If you kept your sinful countenannco out of this paper it would take a little more Sin and damnation is his gram marEditor in your deceitful countenance you old hypocrite Remember the Devil knows his own Along the bottom of the first page Is written God is love He forgiveth sins so prepare for his glorious king dom and make an honest living and Christ will forgive yoU Up at the top he has changed my fdltedbyDevil Along the top margin and down the right side he has written You will be in hell yet and your dirty paper will help to burn your already damned are a walking Devil roaming among men Robbing them of their religion to flU your pockets with your dirty low mean paper but remember there is a day when you will stand before the throne which you are con demning But alas it will be too late The Devil shall call you into his fire and put burnSjroui cor i up tjuui You are a thief in the sight of God and the Devil upon earth The Blade Is in need of Christ Over the first page he has poured ink and smeared It over and on the second and third pages he has marked out nearly everything with his pen and then poured ink on it and folded it together so as to make a magnificent blot of it The writing and spelling are good but he does not know punctuation and capitalization- It is right discouraging and dis gusting to think that in this enlightened age and in such a country as Can ada any man who could read Uncf write would be so ignorant and bigot ed and full of religious hate but his performance amused me Do you suppose that man really thinks there are any such things as hell and the Devil and God or is it just because his whole heart and brain are filled with religious hate and he is just trying to scare me by telling me about such things- It would seem that common sense would suggest to him that I would not be afraid of the tings with which he threatens me but it is common with priests and preachers one of whom I suppose this man is to realize that they know no argument for their reli gion and as they make their money out of it all they can do is to abuse and threaten those who do not believe- jiiSrit ij aer retend to believe suppose If that man a er he would burn me at the stake as the Christians used to do Infidels when the Christians had the power They are no better now than they were then and they do not hang and burn Infidels now as they did then simply because Infidelity has them of the power to do so robbedI them so that they cannot worse than use ugly vile language and send it through the malls and es cape punishment for libeal by conceal ing their names apImore There would be no such thing as liberty in this country if Infidelity had not destroyed the power of Christian moreIIThe New Testament says Honor and the postage stamp on his wrapper has on it a picture of that old rake and libertine King Edward VIII But how can a citizen of the United States be a Christian and plain ly and squarely refuse to honor any king as every citizen of any democratic government must refuse to doT JItt ijquireslJJhe117withone disfigured Blade to me They are Incapable of reasoning and all re asave such people is du to befgood people ourselves and set them good examples both in our practice and in our preceptiMRS MARILLA BICKER Writes About Elbert Hubbard and In gersoll r Dover New Hampshire Sep 22 1905 Charles C Moore Mr Editor I fall to see why a good broadminded freethinker should lie ten to gossip I also fall to see why cne man should roast another of whoa he knows nothing and especial ly one who is doing excellent and making it possible for the yJans people in the vicinity to acquire good trades in various branches V try by a small outla alTf Tmostt puleas jf I r to the talk and judgments of others I learned long ago not to go behind 5 tne returning boards of my friends We celebrated IngersolTs birthday here the 13th of August L K Wash burn was here and was the star speak er I never heard him speak better We had a fair audience and a good t me I want to say now that Inger soils mother presented to Congress the first petition ever sent to that J body asking for the abolishment of t 4 chattel slavery It was from his moth 1freedomgyman He was more famous as a father than as a preacher which speaks well for him Not one of his At sermons can be found today but the words of his famous son have been heard and read by millions The Ingersoll of Puritan days was a womanIAnne Hutchison defied the narrow v ness the Intolerance and savagery of Puritanism and was banished from the Massachusetts Colony The Declar ation of Independence ended the reign f1 of Jehpvah inpurland A new Intel tlectual as well and a new political world was opened to mankind The J flag of freedom protected the d as well as tho homes of men r In Ingersoll thE world reachetr grandest height and from his wonde fu lips came the great truth of ch- lllzatlon that man is the holiest thing that man knows anything about and those things above sacred that add to mans comfort and happinessiNo man ever lived who was more hf rhe r with every fiber of his nature and he detested sham and pretense He kept his mind open to the sun and jhe stood in the light He respected the children of his brain and he spoke his thoughts without fear He was the ideal of every man and woman who loved liberty He was supreme philosopher of com mon senst31I1d kill a dogma with a shaft of wit and make an or o dox deacon laugh at his own faith and was the truest Americanithat America ever bore orator of her rivers and mountains of her hills and dales of her forests and flowers of her struggles and via torlcs of her free institutions of her stars and strips the orator of the home and love and liberty He was the liberator of the human Jrace from intellectual thralldom dI f1 to celebrate his birthday la celebrat ing truth honoring science and paying r tribute to liberty MARILLA M RICKER a i fMyLexington fair She was Introducedito a Mrs Hostetter Mrs H said If you are Charley Moores wife I want to shake hands with you If there is any man In the world that my husband loves its your husband He enjoys the Blue Grass Blade more than anything he reads kheIt It MISS LOU LAWRENCE Replies to Dr Wilsons Rockefell Piece t sy Barnesvlllo 0 Sept19 1905 Dear Mr Moore l 1Ido not know how you and Brothe Groh feel over Dr Wilsons Rockefet ler article in the last issue of the Blade But as for me give me llbei t I ty to rant back at him of give me some Standard 011 Stock Yes I Ig said rant and I might add cant with quite as much justice as the worthy doctor employs many of the f words In his letter I really did not have Dr Wilson In I mind when I wrote I have no doub that Rockefeller and his Industrial compeers are on the average fully as honorable as the grumblers would be r had they been possessed of like abll ties and opportunities but when the gentlemen pays us You and Mr Grot are in the same boat mind you the t + n fluent of saying If they have any ludgtBBin Stalli J am ready to admit that I didnt have or l wod have foreseen that I was shaping that slipper for his foot At least he has tried his best to wear the sole off Ity andfailedII did not write my former letter with the idea of defending John D Rockefeller I didnt see that he needs any defense His whole life gives the lie to any charge of private Immorality and as for his public moralshis business methods they are the methods of Yankees in gen eral and no man woman or child has any call to cry shame at him for doing on a large scale whet they allI do on a scale commensurate with their ereINow Dr Wilson will come back at d me with his cry of what kind of a system W morals Is that but he dont scare nm worth an Arbuckle signa ture I maintain that the principle forms a pare oSTtllft1 WMjvrtfceory Ot I morals that will improve mankind So long as each man feels at liberty to rail at his brother for sins which he allows to himself everyman will goI on sinning and where will the 1m pprovement come Inll believe in orm but reform must begin at home with the individual and when each tt has made himself a moral human beI ing society will have been reformed They seem to think that Rockefel ler is all right because we would rob crush etc Dr Wilsons letter as farI as I can recall no one said that it wasI it the correct thing for Tom Brown to do wrong because Sam Jones would have done the same had he had like oppor wouldwhaveon for his keeping 1 about Brother Browns shortcomings But to go still further back I do not 1admit that every man who has amass u ed millions has done wrong His trdealing may at times fall short t ideal social principles but we are not i living in an ideal social state and if the man of wealth has not fallen be rU low the average moral status of his 4environment his average contempof l ary has no right to complain I do not admit that I would robI man nor do I admit that it has been provejftbat Mr Rockefeller would doS so 3 not robbery to make the best aln for ones self that clrcum ces will allow which circumstances include civil mental and phy sical lawSt It would be no wrong for me to 100 from Dr Wilson for a horse thatI was worth but 50 on the market beSr s cause I presume he is a man of soundS mind but it would be wrong for me rtoaccept such a price from an Imbecile or to extort it from a child through fear of a whipping See Our octor goes oft in a whirlwind of words about his amazement at the fact that any Liberal can sanction thet r monopolistic system If any Liberal who Is not benefited thereby had done i so I might say that it was because het was a Liberal But so far as IJgiDVTl rbt nQjprofemiiiifreTarfias volunteered any such sanction The contention Taw that the man who takes advantage of to isrIn no wise responsible for any Indus trial system that grows out of them even though he may adopt Jt Is not ana endorsement of that system by any means There Is nostronger argument r for governmental development and control of the natural resources of a a ination than the habit of holding the men who by foresight and industry have built up fortunes out of such re sources responsible for the system to theIgan no Gould nor Vanderbilt is re- sponslble for the monopolistic sys tem Who is The men who made the laws that fostered its growth and the people who patronize It Our natural resources gave it birth and our legis v lators and the people have nursed It Dr Wilson gives us an Illustration of the manner in which the Standard oil Company crowds out competition J Well and good The Standard Is doing just what the dry goods man does when he sells calico at cost for the f purpose of bringing people to his store and then evens up his profits by put ting an extra percentage on the other goods they buy and just so long the citizens of a town prefer the sav- Ing of three cents on an occasfonal gal Ion of oil to the upholding of the prl clple of free competition will the Standard be able to sell Its goods In that place As to these little stories of the Standards methods which the doctor relates I fancy most of them exist ly In somebodys Imagination Possibly ho has been reading McClures I havent But If I had I should be glad that I have learned not to swallow all the hearsay that finds Its way int even such worthy periodicals as Me Clures The moral obliquity of the man who has amassed a fortune o 500000000 may be no more disgust- Ing and Is not half so patent as that him or her who prostitutes great tellectual ability at so much per pageI because It Is the fashion of the day If Dr Wilson will look again at my letter he will see that It was not so anythingit t ant all the defense brought forth for the purpose of prov said grumbling to be indefensible and uncalled for But If defense It must be am ready to assertand to prove If time and opportunity were at my disposal that millionaires have public and private morals that will compare favorably with those of the average man in comfortable circum stances and there is no reason why they should be any better than theI jlhcr fellow unless they happen toI want to do so Beyond that com fortable competence for which a mans education and tastes have fitted him lIMed wealth Is addedcare and care cannot be expected to improve a mans orals That extreme poverty is a rultful cause of Immorality and crimes beypnd question Hence to ask all that could possibly be required of the rich map I leave that class out of the ccmparlson Nor must we hold hecwealthy classes responsible for theI Fact that a large percentage of our population is held in the grip of grind- Ing poverty That Is the work of so lety at large Millionaires dont deal Hrectly with tramps There Is something in the doctors letter about be ng sour at seeing the riches of ture pass Into the hands of a few when in justice they belong to all u s a selfevident fact that nothing InI nature belongs to meor the ilther that we or those responsible or us do not have tlteaWlityto get our benefit Suppose a woman haveI been thrown upon an Island rich the natural blessings of the American Continent Suppose that woman dy ng should give birth to a child There would be no competition of the Standard OH Company there but would all the riches of nature belong to thatI chlldl Perhaps Dr Wilsons judgment will enable him to say thatI ie would be the one honest millionaire Veil both he and the child are wel pme to their interest in the things hey cant get I prefer to fight it out with the Standard Had the babes pother lived as much of the riches of that 14nd as she could have harvested nd could in due course of time have aught him to harvest would have been at his disposal and no more and that Is all the right to the riches of nature that belongs to anyone To ay that natural advantages exist for ie benefit of any man or of all men to assert design back of the Cosmos thing which even Dr Wilson in his aber momentsthat is when he is ot drunk with the flow of his own inguage will not admit So much for the right to the richest nature with any and every child that Is born The social right to natural and artificial wealth which belongs a given child is just such as the laws of the country in which he born will allow him When it comes the question of moralems- kf htngsof earth we are ready for the political economiststhe phil ophers and the question will have be settled and Its deductions put to practice through their Influence upI on the social fabric and by the slow process of Evolution No use to hint Revolution Revolution is a part of Is Evolution I frankly admit that it is pitiful see the children born the one to such home and such advantages as a Dckefeller could give it and the other to a struggle with grinding poverty possibly with a great intellect that is doomed to be ground to earth in the struggle for existence Yes pitiful tryl1 And yet no fault of the rich illd Brother Wilson makes the assertion that among the thousands of people who cringe to the wealthybe more or less in subject on to John D Rocke- Ilerare teachers physicians and others the biggest half of whose life work is of a benevolent nature Inot quote the doctor literally because e Blade cannot afford us both suf lent space but I am careful not to Isrepresent him See Blade of Sept 17 Now I flatly deny that any great percentage of the teachers or the f J f0 te physicians sometimes give the d vices where they know they caDIoren remunerated do not deny but thoy- people In every walk in lIfumlt down to the bootblack Thatti ajjmand In safest of safe ways in which al are can earn a living is by toachlB ysl the public schools and teachers lest Plndclansany t moral makeup to No man lives to himself alone up must all lease somebody If we arto get the patronage that means soil port to us Whether this e1Yoraud please amounts to cringing or not lar pends much on the mental calibre It physical necessities of the partlc nge dean But for my part in the plaf f a cringe must I would prefer to crvlt uefore one man with the abilityIs thousand than before thousands the ability of one The dlfferenc bow the difference botweeii mental plot and brute force I would rather fig tUockefeller and beg yermisus at one dollar pers want e me foro1than to represent any man rich or poora or bad at one dollar per word It be argued that rich men areaerew ways men of large mental The proof the puddletMr Moore and it that these men have greaitget this worlds goods anu what we poor mortals are after w we ask to work I have a sort sneaking notion that might be a to identify more birds than J P Mi gan Im really ashamed again to take Mr Rockefellers name in vain and yet with one surge ot the blood through his brain Mr Morgan could tee a way to get more dollars than ihall have the pleasure of spending in he balance of my life and the factI hat most people WaLl the andt lont care anything about birds Is a lufllclent reason for their cringing to him instead ol to me How Rockefeller bought up the United States Senate has recently teen exploited In the papers Holy loses CAN a man buy up the jutted States Senate And yet if he is not the party that takes the irlbe worse han he who offers It l Now t may be that our Senate can be fought body and soul but It sucfi Is the case would it not be the props ping for the grumblers to nltch be Senate a body that Is awpi odian of the peoples welfare r In his closing paragraph Broth Wilson swears by the Gods whose existence he does not believe hat were he President he would dp his damdest to send Rockefeller and his kind to the penitentiary If hese men have done anything to merit the pen send them there and welcome Go ahead and prove their gilt Fortunately this must be dose Before a man can be sent to state prls on Hold them amenable to every penentiarynot the sins of rich men in particular but of humanity in general If however you find that their past conduc has not come within the Jurisdiction of the existing civil code go to wk and make laws that will punishen for any deal that infringes uponthe Equal Rights of Others and theP Try try again Please do some ling orthy of men and dont starand making faces and calUngJf H like- a party of naughty soJ 0 but what can one mhisttle squeak do In the case I gang In my first letter to read a lecture the grumblers I find myself reveFtmg to them as a body In the cloe this are thousands of fnem and m tfi4feew wj The- Teftllrar or existing so r as remedy is possible is in their lands And yet It may be well for thqrm well as for our really able doctor to remember that Right as appllW to human conduct must always bo a ative term There is no such tl Ing as Absolute Right Absolute R ght means Absolute Justice and Ice not in Nature Yours for the nearest possible ap proach to justiceLOU LAWRENC I thank Miss Lawrence for thlsf letter It had been my purpose perso ly to reply to Dr Wilson but cluded ra to write the impersonal ed or lal on the subject that will elsew se appear In the Blade and I had that ten and sent it to the printer be either the letter of Bro Groh or r Lawrence came to me and I op ed that both of them would repl to Dr Wilson and they have done s exactly the right kind of a spirit md rte more than answered the Doctors position The Doctor must if he will be did now see that he cannot consistent- condemnly Rockefeller whir iad- mlts he would do on principle and frequently do condemn l re that which I would ah do under like circumstances it admitting that it would be jiL wrong in me as In the man I condei tand I do not apologize for myself I admit my own fault and do not try to uphold myself on principle as Dr Wilson does Certainly Dr Wilson proclaims himself all hard names that he calls Rockefeller when he admits as he does that he would do just as Rockefeller has done if he Dr son had the opportunity I certainly would do as Rockefell has done if the opportunity were fered me and there Is not a man or woman out of the several thousands who will read this who does not b neve that Dr Wilson would do the same and the only question about the Doctor and me Is whether or not heI and I would not get all of Rockefe- llers money if we could even by means less honorable than Rockefe icr got It This fs a very important matter the full and minute discussion of which Is profitable because a political schem has started much to the detriment of Infidelity the basal thought of which is hatred of rich people by the poor without any moral consideration but simply because the first are rich and the latter are poor a position certain ly no more defensioie than the reo verse pf the proposition the hatred of the poor by the rich on the same prln the mangement of Christian- Ity crime is on the increase and the betterment of the public condition nat uarally devolves upon Infidels so that we want not merely justice but goodness and kindness and generosity to Characterize all our lives and especially our public utterances and Infidels annot afford to be parties to any warranted partizanlsm and this hatred of the rich by the poor as a lolltlcal scheme led by demagogues to make money Is by no means a new Idea but has bobbed up serenely from below at stated intervals for enturies past and has as often after xactly the exeperiences we have had most eminently and evidently at cago from this fad that grows Into a murderous fanaticism been in due tlmeput down by the consensus of competent each time In Rome was known as aggrarlanism in Frances communism in England as bread ots led an Instiman rheas chief ttdge- n ore san than Hgand Barns by but less honest are making mon- ty by encouraging this injustice and caching the drunken denizens of the slums that the lands and mines and ill wells of this country just natur illy belong to them because nature made them put the oil In the ground and bored the hole down to it exactly the same rot as that of the Chi is Ian who says Jesus dune It all Rockefeller being the richest man In he world is made the scalegtat of the whole push and they calculate hat when he is brought into contempt h nd disrepute simply because he rich and with no specific charge gainst his morals it will be an easy natter to down men not so rich as he- Is Dr Wilson in his attack upon Rocke nier is pursuing exactly the same ollcy of making general and unsupported charges that the Christians do toward Infidels Roosevelt calls Tom Paine a filthy ttle atheist and does not even try to prove any details of the arraignment because he dont have to the rowd is with Teddy and against poor ead Tom and mere blant assertion Is all that is necessary If Dr Wilson nows Rockefeller the thief and all round scoundrel that he calls him why does he not prove It in some the big papers that are aginut Rocko iller and send him to the penlten Uary instead of being content simply to vilify the man In a little sheet like the made that is under the ban be tuso it is an Infidel paper Jammed wind and hot air are cheap and If Dr Wilson knows his asser Ions to be true it is up to him to prove them and make himself a fame compared with which that of Ida Tar ill or Lawson is not a circumstance If I envied a man because he has more money than I have nobody would be any wiser for it I would never tell It If I wanted to take the rich peoples money away from them I would- not be so cowardly as to try to do by law I would resort to force it would more manly That reform must begin with the Individual is the- true doctrine Each man who wants to do good must at least try to be goodhlmseltThe of the rich and tie apotheosis of poverty by the poor Its sanction in the New fletament from that miserable storythat Jesus It reported to havo6ld about Dives- and Lazarus andxat one story ought make an fnfldel ashamed to hate t IJ II YELLOWSTONE All thru Tickets Good for Stopover at the Park VERY LOW RATES Via NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY For time rates and further information write to JJ Ferry Dls Passenger Agent 40 East Fourth Street Cincinnati Ohio Send four cents for Lewis and Clark Booklet and six cents for Wonderland 1905 to A M Cleland Gen Pass Agt St Paul Minn t fT The Worlds Best I 1 Iwall for all makes of who can any make of to either party I for our a talanun to jutt why the of machine r 6h r 134 4th Street O WM he is rich In in favor zarus tan tnere i acter of Dives fact that he was rii nothing for the chat salem Lazarus excepr hat he was poor I do not fully endorse Miss Law rences views of horse like David Harum But I do endorse Sister Lawrence on the subject of Doctors I hav more faith in doctors than I used to lave out there is no profession to Which more money fs paid with no assuance that one gets value received than that of a physician Socialism thinks a farmer ought to be willing to give up his land to the public but I have never yet heard any Socialist say that doctors ought to furnish medicines and skill or nothing and yet the aver age farmer does ten times as much work for a dollar as a doctor does and must put in capital to do so while the doctor puts In no capital and dresses fine and lives well And yet if I were seriously to argue that doctors ought to be paid one tenth of their wages I would called a fool Of all the callings in the world doctors and preachers are the only two where It is impossible to see that they do any good still as all Blade readers know there are many doctors who are among my best friends There Is nobody that doubts for a moment that Dr Wilson would accept any 100000 annual job that Rockefeller would offer him Rockefeller in trying to crowd out is doing just what the Doctor would do and what I am doing The only competitor I have in the world as an editor is the New York Truth Seeker It charges 300 a year md I am trying to crowd it clear outer the market by malting a better paper for 100 a year used to pay 50 cents a gallon for coal oil and Rockefeller come into he market and crowded out all the ltte fellows and sold it to me at from to 15 cents a gallon and all much better oil than I used to give 50 cents for am glad Rocky came into t ridn and dont care of hifna 40 billion dollars by I mako my living Jafgeiy by raising wheat I can afford to raise it for less a bushel but I wish the grc unoccupied lands In the far year of the United States could be so as to raise wheat for cnts a bushel Yes Ida Tarbell and McClure are tellectual prostitutes who tare making honey by pondering to the poor mans nvy and Jealousy of the rich one The Socialist descants upon the riches of Jill If f Jiu We Sell and Rent The Smith Premier Typewriter 1Esupplies machines Competent stenographers operate machine furnished without charge booklor ismOlt SmitbriPremi Ttiypewriteft CINCINNATI pvTtuuHJ 100OOandof tradingtoo- much heartily present competition dolngfitT hojtffjr thanfloo lanaged nature just as if Columbi found the farsfa mines of J order tna- possession pY tends that he Is naturally There are Just as many farms and oil wells and mines in these htauraH states now in the far West and even fi in Kentucky as have ever been ref deemed from their natural state and when the Socialist learns to do less work with his jaw and more withw his hands and head and redeems these natural resources they will Just as r naturally belong to him as my farm now belongs to me and Rockefellers oil wells belong to him Revolution may grow out of evolu tion but they are not identical and the first is not the necessary consequent of the latter though both are right- I have preferred that the discussion of Socialism shoul l be kept out of my paper but Socialists havo Insisted up on thrusting it onto me and I now throw down the gauntlet to the cham pions of Socialism and am ready for Its discussion I claim that Socialism has for its basic principle the desire of the poor people to get the money of the rich people without working for 7 it I do not say bad as freelove and anarchy which latter two are out i rages against all morals and decency j but I do claim that all freelovers andijanarchists are Socialists and I do claim that no Socialist will denounce free love and Anarchy- I also claim that Socialism Free love and Anarchy are all three work Ing hand in hand with Christianity and that no Socialist Freelover or Anarchist can send me any copy of any t Socialist Freelove or Anarchist paperithat has in it an editorial against Christianity A combination of Socialism Free love and Anarchy that was allo d full swing at both of the InMgJ gresses at St Louis last year has destroyed both of tho theirtso that we hear othlng about having anvDjgeting this year and it will the last of both of th andought to be until it is un derstood that such things can not be advocated in an Infidel Congress InIij gersoll according to the London Freethinker and the Canada Secular Thought left the American Secu lar Union becduso they went further than he was willing to go about ad mitting obscene literature into the malls THIRTYFIVE CENTS TO Georgetown and Return via Queen And Crescent Route Account of Third Annual Fall Festival and Car nival Under the Auspices of Scott Lodge No 36 Ancient Order Unlttd J Workmen 4i f y d both i up prayers imfederate armies isfpbvious that bother lt as certain an to finite wisdom mito needs very little to how to conduct affairs yyplanet Still It prayer itetJtnTlsofor rain or any that is coveted Boston ayt Driest jre was a J the En rev only ase somlM to the Or It seemed taro at they prayed rbook for hose days ere using and wanted o help them nderstand is praying tp EUrope yltig against lag from iEu actuallyships might ijo sailing te directions and tho middle of the J yet Just exactly n Sunday the cap ships each acting ons of their ships lug for winds far sailinge I ra end liusl iessis that the Lord blsjlifewhlch blow lf w was Dutch Yankee his dead te them In the Medl ailed in a clr i In diameter ndcalculating eedle toJiMqihg to send a cyclone dont believe much In prayer but f didnt have gall enough to pray for a cyclone when we werr going in among some of thoserocky Islands along in the Egean Sea where Vedas was born and around Joppa where Jonah and the whale had that scrap and around Corsica and Elba where old Bonynot Leo XIII was born and where they had him in hoc and up there in the Hellespont where Leander and Byron went in swim ming and both lied about It See Dog Fennel in the Orient JUST A PLAIN LIE Some one has sent me acopy of the Juvenile Instructor a Mormon Magazine In It under the head Mys terlous Ways a man writes a piece ald signs It C K H In that pleqe occurs the following- I prayed as earnestly to God as any of His children have ever prayed to manifest to me some sign that could misunderstand that this was His work and not a delusion As soon as I had offered up my prayer the heavens opened right where my eyes were centered and a large ball of fire came down slanting to the dow where I sto dAt that moment alt doubt and uncertalntyleft me and from that time to the present J harp never doubted any of the principles of the Gospel The unknown party whp sent me the magazine marked that passage and asks Is this man a lunatic cr Just a plain fool My answer is as follows He Is neither a lunatic nor a plain fool he Is Just a plain liar 972 IS THE NUMNEROF COPIES OF DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT auiscRiiED FOR 70 THIS DATE rSend In you order for Qog Fennel In the Orient and help swell the lint to two thousand copies by August 1st some 1t 1 tj n tas much arcs than spIne others as the dfferen lntl e would warrantuslnexpectlng bylhkpostalpaid for a club of five In the easiest possible way and T want to print In the Blace one thousand letters on this SUoject writInga cent iof the money that is sent to It and am so embarrassed financially my home being for sale that I cannot further assist the Blade myself I do not see anything cheeky or unreason able in may asking that the Blade have a larger circulation than any other Freethought publication In America and if I am wrong in thinking this andfcalland I will print it Everybody can see that now the greatest misfortune about the Blade is that Its teachings are not every week sent to many thousands of pen plo more than now read them and thla would he the case If the friends of the Blade would be even xi mately as generous with it afetliek friends of other Infidel papers are with their favorites All the other Infidel publications ere constantly having money given them in some Instances thousands of dollars and some of them publish regularly every month the money that is given them for sustaining funds that is money that Is given them to assist in their publications Of course anybody has aright to give straight out to Mr Hughes and Mr Hughes has the right to receive such donations and I would rather that people would give him money than not to do anything to help the- paper my decided preference is that for every single dollar sent him he papelrfolalNorth South EastWest from men and women from rich and poor old null oung I will receive letters upon this subject It you cart give or In any other way help to increase the circulation of the Blade do all thjit you can and say so and It you cannot do anything say so and your letters will be printed just alike but cond nsed jn cases where they seem unnecessarily long Please remember nbw that tho great thing before the readers of the Blade and the thing that will be given prom inence over all others is letters to be written to it pn this subject and I theIPlease do not a single day to write on this lead but write your letter now I to fill the Blade with lets on that subject Mr Hughes prepare a big heading Shall wehelp to appear on Its first hear from tieBadO7you h 1 t u rr ttterestt k tob taken consideredwttti nd fairness and anj tine tioiild I be permitted to contribute itiortrnrtlcles Special sessions might be given to the consideration of ques arc practically Ignored by tho International Sunday school lIst Now otter this as a suggestion for the consideration and comment 4all We must trto Interest young people It Is a subject ti appears to mo to ho not only a prod tical one but an Immediate necc sitInLet us hear from others I3 i f7IjJ WHERE CAIN FOUND HIS WIFE 4 ncheil le MeaYfltr The following article was handed In by a friend of Tho Sentinel with quest to publish It is curious Interesting to say the least and the 7name attached to it assures us that heretical although it may r re titaoetl cal Interrogation polntsEdltorI i fWhoreWho was her brotherbHad she a Was she Dorn before historyIrMaid of Phoenicia laOrWho was her father fhOutOver the water Into the where Bringing his daughterChNative of Denmark or Sweden1IfLured by tho charms Of two garden of Eden Blonde or brunette was she Rounded or slenuer Fiery or frigidinHasty or Why are her gra esthlUnknown to fame Where did Cain meet her What was her nanre Whisper it softly now Say can it bo land That tho lady we seek Was R Haggards Ehe Tell m ye sage Students of Life jnatWhoThey That Adam was nqt the first m 1s evidenced from science history scripture Intelligent r aders have a 000 general knowledge ofthe first and second but of the bllcal evidence they are too often wholly ignorant of Many therefore will glad to learn dust that there is scriptural evi Plblj denco for the existenA of man prior earth to tho creation of Adn At the expulsion of Vain from Ed we read that ho plea with Jehovjihjof his thus Everyone tLW flndeth tae live l vt was the Ilslisi rnnalatn word Is he menotttGorut er translation warriors arid given of them passage Is SAI ofalbiL Isj ancienthleh originally writ Hebrew for manTsUs- econd of thes iedistinctionvet 1ttheGreekIon and means an Indefinite period ofrcnotIlndThey had only been in existence a tow hun carshe vl we read of the Beni TJleElolumltes notablyJobIxxxil The first time we read slibewereInformed There they had charge judgIngtunctlonsdatum are condemned for havl formed matrimonial jvJTheseCherubim functionsThe StJohnparnillseItthe highest order of angels Butu is a great mistake The four living creatures R V scholatoIn paradise In Revelations Iv v they are represented to us as sonsof and overyllndreI aiknowledge a were men but distinct fro Item exlsdtshookm years for aught we know cent theLord then the ground The word translated is apher Apher cannot mean comminuted particles of iron because Adam was not made aphcir an life But the serpent did not life on dust and couJ 1DOt unless up a she otroditch tells Itlon had to giy yield its carbon to before so many m could be gathered ffi brought together rein brought together orijjja ditch A mountain of Jroi 001vegetation as the mountain to ttfooc grow and die and roton n yfconand thus to acidulate th waters bet rp o mansS Ifon con ground nr stat The lrri we do not to imagimi of other times A universe that when cess going then see tin even spaces we t for a like re ruary 1Ufctmrom Ined tho en lions of Mi Mlnneg were smltten- athwart file sky seconl and exp mlld s with di tho houses fa contained bj of installs Iron we are const waifs from anothe vegetation was fo functions In aggreg as It perform The next will glv Item of lead hi perlment showing is deathSSentinel