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Ift 1 f 1 ill IIl J t 11fJr l fir t tl t tof 1or iJ i 1 i GRASS BLADE t f 1 aiFi PUBLISHED WEEKLY ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE D 4fE N THE INTEREST 0 OOD Nat DOLLARA YEAR IN ADVANCz tUMi N iIER38gin WLEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY DE EMBER 10 1905ONE i and sermons Itifark aj 1 writ ofJ ea t f xin- t81f i CIa WaIjitat- y Address all commutation to BLUE GRAS8BLAP piO BOX 393 Lexington n ckf 1 raye te Telephbfief619 2 Cumberland Telephoneij3b7 0 A PLAIN PROPOSITION IP 3 If a merchant sells a Diamond if Watch of Jewelery fo r 120 which costs him 100 he donMffike a cent 4because rent Interest on capital In vested salaries outofdate stock etc etc consumes this 20 per cent Therefore to live and accumulate wealth ho must add 30 to 40 per cent to the firstcost of the goods he sellsIHaving disposed of my store I now act simply In the capacity of your Purchasing Agent giving you tho benefit of my 40 years experience and positively saving you the 20 per cent it costs a merchant to do JmHincss Wten I receive your order for Via t moods Watches or any other goods f v in the Jewelry line I select from all r the biggest stocks in Chicago pay cash get all special discounts and usually ship goods same day This is why I can undersell all merchants t 20 per cent and yet make usual profit c Ingersoll Spoons and Freethought Charms and Pins Send for prices and my great little tract Theism In the Crucible free OTTO WETTSTE1N LaGrange Cook Co TILDEN3 ARTICLE ABOUT ME In Mr Tildens Stuffed Clubt Denver Colorado for December he has about me an article of twenty pages just half of his magazine Vhat he says about me as a moral man and as a student of religion matters highly complimentary and for this j thank him When however he comes to tho medical treatment of my case he criti cises me pretty severely I have no doubt this is alsp dictated by kind ness I know but little about medi clne and my wife in selecUng a phy 3tcTaiTfor me exercised her best judgment in selecting the physician that she had called In all of her illness and whose standing as a goad man and an expert in his profession seems to be of the highest We may have been honestly mistaken but It we did the best we could The dis Lance made it Impracticable event to I advise with Dr TllJen ThbIr Ky rf rc mob DFMjtY- O4EI N V L s By JO t NC K On encl becetiej stknthey MrsRoge r w io I bandlrom hetprlaoei 4einds a L1 gIt1ra blaoh her ty tie q h ftt1 f Jits a m ust t tyiJat PpIftS capital punishmen- or either men or women The state hite so more right totkOr- human life than the Individual The spirit that clamors for human blood Belongs essentially to the brute1J in mans nature The surest token of true progress Is found in the increased sanctity of human life Just so long as the state places so little value on human life that oranyc cause she slaughters her citizens will have numbers of her degraded subjects following her example In noj country on earth Is human life sot heap as In the United States yet hoistings electrocutions and lynchlngs rev occurances so common in deed they are brutalizing our clvlllza ItlonThere are from twelve to fifteen thousand murders In the United states every year and onethird of are women who are murdered by their husoands lovers and seduc ers We are told that capital punishment is the only method of restraining murderers The murder record and number of legal executions and lynch-1dQ disprove this theory If asked for a candid opinion the bench and bBl would doubtless bear testimony to this fact When men were hung by the en for forging one pound Bank of England notes the crime of forgery increased with such rapidity that Eilgland was forced to more humane methods until forgery Is now one of the most infrequent crimes In the past few years I have made It a point to ask a large number ot othodox Christians If they were in favor of capital punishment and with two exceptions they ALL WERE but I have never yet met an Infidel who did not oppose It I have asked self why is this and I can find no reason for It except that the Bibles the Christians guide is full of bloodied from the murder of Abel in Genesis to the blood stained woman of Revelations Mark all the passages in the Bible with a red pencil that tell of murder wars and bloodshed and the book will look like it had been dipped in a fountain filled with blood Certainly this must acount for our bloody civilization Capital punish ment In any form Is barbarous but public executions are brutalizing to society Think of how people rush to get tickets to a hanging how grow- Ing boys indulge in ribald jests as they jeer the miserable wretch upon whom the law wreaks its vengeance Men and boys at tho hanging of Jackson and Walling the murderers of l Pearl Bryan openly declared they would never miss a gibbeting matinee Kentucky papers printed that excursion trains were run to Jackson to witness tho hanging of Bad Tom Smith and that there were numbers of pregnant women in the brutal bil that witnessed the criminal de dangling at the end of a rope The Condition of affairs at Jackson Ky ov slnce then provo the brutalizing influ all of such scenes If hanging pre vents of deters criminal classes rent murder why do our authorities deem It best 16 Conduct them in prr1 vate cnn nmincv general lnowl Ifb executions 1 def Uie iitilfc htbilfroascIv xfeSs to be thauldabolis br4alLin4ytn Alastcaor some island of the wnere mjirWera would be speed syj Xlledfor lefe We should taco th- mirg 8 d the omdalit so icaj thOs Whompliciously take blife might never ho e pardon tis a fact easily provea thatywhere gnssaDd lynchings aremost Ire ent nurder is mri stcommon In Estates of Rhode Island Michigan ma sconsln and Maine wherethe death arty has been abolishd lie i iise kre Ihan in other states d f f j J1CODftIlMichigan butiey has occur tid e capital yunisb S was jaooTlshed in 1846 ddeathpenalty was abolished In liuid in 1879 and It Is the most nation of Europe Portugal a it il capital punishment in iwrders in that country have de more than onehalfoSIpublic execution and Its bar SSretails through the press bru Bbclety more than education tnahize in years and half a dos perers emerge from the shad try scaffold Bot our last congress prove mufderpus spirit is rampant t ldVStateB Congress appror 1 76273 to the army and tSfeatadtk our govern Illlg culture Devoted to 1gorpap faubn only 5208960 were approprlat ed If these appropriations could be vrsqd think of the national devel opment useful employment happl- aames peace and plenty It g to our people I murderous spirit of American soldiery is portrayed in the most brutal order of which there Is any record in civilized warfare that of Gen Ja H Smith to his subordinates Samar to devastate tho Island witl- ire and to kill every person over 10 years of age This Is not hearsay ls man was found guilty by a S ArmY court ytng American Ls scarce rut rjf Iftlr hlpptns are experts la me use of deadly weapons and knives and pistols seem to be necessary sessIons and if we can believe the press they use them efficiently Because men are murderers is the very reason why the State should not beIIf society wishes to enforce the vaL ue and sanctity of human life can itI so by allowing two murders one crime Life imprisonment is the humane solution of this problem but In order to be effective conviction should be swift and sure after a trial as thorough and just as law can make it without the chance of technical ap peal executive clemency or pardon If our civilization is at the stake where we MUST practice the trine of taking a life for a life why cannot the wretched criminal be put to death In his cell by some powerful narcotic skillfully administered tead of calling in the bloodthirsty mob to gloat over the fear and agony of a human being or printing the ghastly details of hanging or electro cut Ion I am only a woman consequently nonentity In this land of tho tree Lid home of the brave A million lawabiding educated tax lying American women have not the recognition from tho State that has one drunken pauper pardon e 4ccriminalsbut if I had the power capital punishment should be abolish ed Murderers should be allowed EIVE exiled forever from society What greater torture could bedevlsed byi the most revengeful laws We would have them alone with their conscience under Its cold shadow by day and its black wing by night storY and fiction vie with each othtT in depleting the murderer alone wltL Illsconscience We arc yet in the dark as to the caue and prevention of crime but 1 Nr We ore seeking more light Is it her or humane to kill the criminal and wile not are laws for crime which are founded as those for the the winds the tides light and darkness th and death even suicide and accl It Ve may yet discover what forces civilization make murders and ury classes of criminals possible Pertain is It that with all the legalal executions and lynchlngs moral manlh cltieS are multiplying at a fearful while society at large is beingvii talized in its thirst for human bd She trend of civilization lies in the and jabilltion of the death penalty this the ous legacy from a dark and cruelrt 1t have no religion save love and pathy for humanity and by the mg leti edness of life I protest against ital punishment as a barbarism Siiiorthy of a people who claim to rIn civilization I protest against hanging or electro uting men because the day hasp for civilizing tho race by de ding an eye for an eye a tooth fo- iatooth and life for a life and I di4ly protest against the State talc ng the lives of women because it is unj ist brutal and cowardly I have ton Carded my feeble protest to Gov errii r of Vermont against hang- Ing firs Rogers on December 8th I to hqpe such a pressure of humane and to n civilized public sentiment may be ers bro ght to bear upon Vermonts Gov ern r that he will commute the death ccnce of Mrs Rogers to life 1m Kentucky Lf ed DEATH OF t I LA FLORENCE DOUGLAS DIXIE b t3hderiei borej the sorrowful tidings to the of the death of Lady Florence which took place at her home Glen Stuart Annan Scotland on vember 7th The news came as a 1great shock to hosts of her friends admirers and even now so far as know tho particulars of her sudden death have not yet been published in America I have no words to express my grief at her loss It comes to me as a per 1sonal affliction and with heart bowed down I pen this notice of her deaths Though the dark blue ocean rolled ween us we were devoted friends thinking and working along the same lines for the betterment of humanity In our volumlnudus correspondence Lady Dixie always address3d me as Dear Comradesinarms Her letters were full of wisdom and common sense Her noble thoughts grand and original ideas her keen perception of the wrongs in the world and her splendid courage in combatting them striking telling blows at supersti lion with its train of wees make her the most majestic figure among the- Ir women of the British Isles and her nfluence was being felt In America and even though dead she will con tinue through her published works to speak in clarion tones to the people of the twentieth century Lady Florence Dixie was the young est daughter of Archibald William Douglas seventh Marquis of Queens berry and her mother Vas a daughter of Sir William Robert Clayton Bart the was born in May 1857 and though only 48 years of age at the time of her death she did a grander work than Is often crowded In the long lives of the worlds benefactors This child was born a questioner and her strong indi vlduallty not only Impressed those who came in contact with her but it will leave a lasting impress on coming generations She came of tho race of Douglas and we all know that Douglas is the most illustrious name in Scottish history She came of a race of warriors and statesmen History teems with tho deeds of William the Hardy the Black Douglas to whom King Robert the Bruce on his death bed committed his heart to be carried to to Jerusalem tho bravo Douglases hlfl roes of Otterburn and Bonnockburn and a host of others famed In ngII and story- But however great and grand deeds of the male dead Douglases the mental and moral prowess of Florence Douglas Dixie reflect more honor and glory on the fame of her Illustrious ancestors than their achievements re fleet on her The martial strain of blood In them changed its course in f r JJoy drew the glittering sword site drew tho the Upped pen The world acknowledges that the pen is mlghti t than the sword They had mrtlal trend she posessed the broad humanitarlan spirit that em for hlaCed sentient life When we realize that this child was on born and nurtured in the lap of lux possessing beauty rank and as wealth and Chat she turned aside fromN the allurements of highest place in social world ot the British arlsco tocrisy and devoted her life to alleor the wrongs of the poor and op ful pressed and raising the banner of Reason In the face of enthrenched tyrannical religious majesty of this superstitionI ing before us In all its The biography of Lady Florence Dixie will be one of the most Interest uud instructive of our time and to us hope that the Immortal Saladin ealior ot the London Agnostic Journal tho wno wlc iss the most virile pen of modern times will give It to the worldpc Lady ulxlo needs no biography or triPh butes ior her burning words and deuub speak for themselves but the but Worm needs her splendid example before it in letters of living ISIthescnueu with her own dear hand and these with her letters full of wisdom hope uud courage will ever be as they have oeen in the past an inspiration the Innry dark hours When trying stem the tide of ignorance and supm uon I shalmniss her counsel ant encouragement and when I realize that sue has passed from the field ot1action and left the conflict In hangs of those who so needed her help uiy heart refuses to be comfort i by aieev in peace dear friend yours otte of the noble and 11lustrloustl lives that death cannot mourn yptir loss I rejoice that yo- tliveashe shed your mental and moral influeuqe on poor humanity groanings neaui its burden of 19 pov Ttfilv elf1M frttaL1RlRt8 7 FareVeii elir may the present catch the echoes of thy wis dom aim philosophy 1 f t Andrecord of genius like thine Or oelotiienceof fiery and dljep Shall remain to the centuries regnant Froml centuries lulled Into sleep- Then toy memory no music shall float Amld actions and alms yet to bedAndthlne influence cling to lifes gooo As the sea vapors cling to the sea JOSEPHINE K HENRYr Versailles Ky December 4th 305 in r The fallowing tribute to this great woman baa been sent mo by A John of San Francisco California one of the best men and untiring workers in the ranks of Rationalism in Amen ca The sorrow over Lady Dixies death is world wide J K H The castle of mind where thought takes flight Is covered tonight with a pallIShadows are falling llko the Stygean night For death came at last with his call To a Laity of birth in the land of the Scat As nie how frozen is my pen In memorys realm well forget her not Well throne her again and again Thoughtjewels will rise in intellects brain Saladin will crown her so grand Heart fountains of tears like the winters rain Will water our Ladys fair land A JOHNSON SOME PERTINENT QUESTIONS BY MARK TWAIN When the press prints anything Prom Mark Twain people expect it re overflowing with humor and fix their faces to put on a broad smile or laugh so heartily that they forget for the moment tho stern realities of this wearyoldworld Sometimes a de ectlve or a radium searchlight can not find the humor for Mark Twains swine has had a magical effect ever since he sallied forth with the Inno cents Abroad on the Quaker City and wept so bitterly at the grave of Adam But hero are some pertinent questions Mark Twain propounds regarding Thanksgiving that are food for deep reflection He seemsto forget for the momentthdt he Istho worlds greatest humorist and he leaves no place the laugh to come in He just asks somo common sense questions should bo considered in Proclamations Twain says Every year every person in America concentrate all tys though upon one thing the cataloguing of his reasons being thankful to theDotty for the w blessings conferred upon him and up the human race during the expir- Ing twelve months Thlsls well and it should be but It is too onesided one ever seems to think of tho Dietys side of it apparently no one himself to inquire how much how little He has had to be thank for during the same period apPar- entlY no one has had good feeling enough to wish He might havena f Thanksgiving day too There is noth right about thisSDo you suppose everything has gone to his satisfaction during the year Do you believe He is as sweep- Ingly thankful as our nation is going be as indicated by the enthusiasm i which will appear in the papers on thirtieth of this month from the of the distinguished persons ap to phrastNjts thankfulness on dayl We may be unstinLedly thankful can that be rertlly the case with Him If He had a voice how would regard tho years results in Rua What would He bo thankful for The servants that Governmeat in patriotic obedience to its commands have lately killed and wounded 50000 Jews by unusual and unpleasant methods butchering meth ods butchering thjjrpren and the wo with knife and bayonet flinging them out of windows saturating them with kerosene and setting flreto shutting them up in tho cellars and smothering then wlth smoke drenching children with boiling water tearing other children the methods of the middle agesv the most tHat Ho can hankful for is the carnage and the suffering aro not as baas they might have been V He will have noticed that life in ur n New York has genet ttirrL rnttnirlnndaif4 tui rPhalIl fu sb Wfuleg at the hands of their 8hosen trot rtors Doubtless the m9stt He Is thankful for is That the rrottenness and he robberies have absolutely complete He has noticed that the apolitical smell ascending from New Philadelphia and lxty or seven ty other municipalities bas been modi firF et a UtUetenwcIqrilyand is reprieve Leortho Congo isnot4 great this year as It was last by as much as 100000 victims because of diminishing mater ial He has also noticed that Amen ca and other great powers accesso before the fact and responsible iIries these murders especially Ame- rcaare i S properly thankful on our Thanksgiving day and for nineteen previous Thanksgiving days and 4t without doubt He is himself thankfulrthat matters in thE Congo are not asyIrretrievably bad as they might nd l that some of tiff natives are still left alive One is justified in believing that tho eitys Thanksgiving day is not as f tiosy rfIThanksgiving sentiments blossom out trsft on our Journals and that If He nowrwoiceless should utter a sentiment it iihfl would bo tinged with a pathetic re ti gre tJdf qJosephinepamphlet on Marriage and Divorce g j1I and will soon be ready for press It 11will be an uptodate treatise of thisj t vital question that Is claiming so much attention from Church State and the press The size of the edition will de 1 pend on the demand for this pamphlettpersons wishing one or more copies iiwill please drop ar postal to JOSEf I PHINE HENR Versailles Ken tucky IThe price of this pamphlet will be announced later In the Blade t Josephine Henrys pamphlety Itf Woman and the Bible Is meeting i with warm commendation It is now Jv circulating In all sections of the ed States and orders for it have received from England Scotland Unit1tmany and Sweden As the being rapidly exhausted persons 1 siring copies of this pamphlet should apply to JOSEPHINE HENRY Ver sallies Ky and they will be sent as long as the edition lasts Christmas is nearing and friends would greatly app clato the Bladoas t 1ng frf i r I J cr J 1 v tp 1 I 7 1If 1IJt if L tc II I i NOTES AND COMMENT a By JOSEPHINE K HENRY The Rev V O IcKlnsey of Clinton County Indiana makes the following r liberal offer to the clergy who practice sprinkling as the true metho xofgetting their converts or new born babies Into the New Jerusalem A PREACHERS OFFER Farm For Any One Proving That Sprinkling Is Scriptural Colfax Ind Nov l4Rev V c McKinsey offers his 12000 farm to r any IndIana minister who can prove t that sprinkling Is scriptural bap tlsm He challenges any minister to L settle this old denominational bond of contention He thinks the question ought to be settled In the interests of persons who are seeking salvation t Ho says The Lord and I in part nershp own a farm in Clinton count ttyfor which J have been offered 000 To this I will make ty deed to I Ianypreacher who will appear at Frankfort Ind and proye from the I 43Christian scriptures that sprinkling a of water on a person scriptural baptism This is not In tended for any offense whatever but r is offered In all courtesy ask the privilege of being present on that occasion and If that man AJ successfully prove the above proposl tlon I will execute to him the deed to said farm v t Now this Is a liberal offer Thin lj1 of receiving a 12000 farm for provo Ing a scriptural point 3 As about four itfths of the Protes 1 tnnts and al the Catholics believe fiitJ that putting a few drops of water on tho forehead of human beings gives r kK them a passport into heaven surely 2 the clergy whose churches rest on this b tenet can bring in their proof to this rti Indiana preachesBut they wont d- It They will not even try and If the proposition was that dipping clew r under is the only route to salvation t the proof of that would not be attempted Christians of all brands never at A tempt to prove anything They Just announce their dogmas and let It go thelknever wll be able to prove nal tenets of Christianity so they show their wisdom by dodging the proving business All the churches with the combined wisdom of the theologians have not and cannot prove the existence of a personal God a personal devil the existence of the soul the immortality of the soul the Bible as the inspired word of God or ti kcr bring in proof outsde of the New yes tament that there ever was such a character as Jesus Christ who was in if imagination but one of many Saviors f each one being but a reflex of the mytholpglcal saviors of the Oriental world AUiUise things are as purely imaginary as the gods that held con r cave on Mt Olympus Until these h things are proven why bother our selves about the fall of man total depravity fait works Justification ct by faith and such nonessen I tlals that really are an Insult to com mon intelligence Rev McKinsey Is quite safe In fering his farm The day for debating kwhether Immersion or sprinkling is scriptural la past and has been rele gated to oblivion with witch burning- and endless punishment In a lako of fire Baptism has about gone out of fashion No one Is baptized these- days except Baptists Campbellltes if negroes and CatHblic babies If Bap tism of any kind is a passport Into heaven not one human being in a million will go there But here comes In a serious difficulty with Rev Mc Kinseys offer He says The Lord and in partnership own a farm in Clinton county for which I have been offeed 12000 and if any man will successfully prove the above proposl don I will executeto him the deed to said farm Now the question is does the Lord agree to this proposition According to Rev McKinsey the Lord has a 000 Interest In that farm and has the Lord given the Reverend power of at torney to dispose of his Interest thus and how did the Rev learn the wishes of the Lord in the matter and if it comes about that the farm has to be sold for cold cash wind up the part nership of the Lord and I how is the Rev McKinsey going to get the check for one half the farm to the Lord to be dead sure that ho gets It To make the deed good to this farm the Lord and Rev McKinsey will both have to sign the deed and how is that to be managed These are much more important questions for the Rev McKinsey to answer than what kind of bap tlsm is scriptural4df the Bible is true Rev McKinsey does not own even onehalf of that farm for the Bible plainly says The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof and this InI eludes even the 312000 farm in ton county Your subscription Is duo please send sa DOLfJft1 L fII MARRIAGE ANDDIYORCE Fjr some time I have been engaged writing a pamphlet on this question the most vital one President Roose veit says that the American people have to deal with The President Is right on this point Marriage and Divorce IS the most Important question of our time and on Its proper s0 lution depends the weal or woe of the American Republic I have finlshei this pamphlet and It Is now In tbe hands of my publisher Mr James E Hughes of the Blue Grass Blade at Lexington Ky Ho assures me that t will come from the press and be ready for mailing by December 10th and I shall on that date begin fllllnj all orders for them I have in treating the subject dealt with the evolution of marriage or statistics on the question but have dealt with Mar lage and Divorce as It Is right now to day Up to this time men have had much to say on the question from the pulpit and platform and through the press and made all the taw In church and State governing the sys tem Women save been wonderfully silent on the most vital question In life to them and they have been en tirely tabooed by their masculine arbiters and legislators I view the question trom a womans stand point and have endeavored to throw a rad lum light on the socalled sacred Instl tutlon of marriage I have endeavored to be fair and dealt In facts actual conditions and truths as they lie all about us If I am In error on any point I will be glad to be shown wherein Some of the truths may homely but they are truths never the less No language can convey all the- truth have not touched on the mans side of the question for If there are wrongs In the system that bring misery and wreck homes and happiness men make all the laws in church and State that shape and rule the system and they have the remedy In ther own bands Surely it will not be con sidered presumptuous for one woman to express her honest thoughts on the subject most vital to her sex The Womens Clubs of the United States will find some suggestions for PRACTICAL work In this pamphlet Instead of discussing painted pottery Greek dramas and dead poets which are of no earthly use except to kill time and blind their eyes to real con ditions Nearly 40u copies ot this pamphlet have been ordered All persons who have ordered it are requested to send ih money for same The price of the pamphlet Is 25 cents for one copy or five copies for f100 All orders snould be sent to me at Versailles Ky as I will send out the entire edition All persons ordering who do not promptly receive the pamphlet by sending me a postal will have all mistakes rectified I have dedicated this pamphlet to Dr Edward B Foote St of Larch wont Manor New York whose works and splendid service to humanity make one of the worlds greatest medi cal and sociological scientists of our orders for Marriage and vorce promptly filled by addressing JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky BROTHER WELCH REPORTS HIS DEBATE WITH WltKINSON Brother Moore- Complying with your request Ill enough seeds in a season to convert rebate Wilkinson affirmed There is a God He introduced his wit nesses two In number Nature and the Bible Nature he said showed design To this I replied that design is evident when means are ployed to produce a certain definite result I cited as instances where the same means were employed in fruitless effort that are used In the com paratively few attempts that needed For example millions of germs of lower and higher forms of life are produced that never develop In adult Individuals for every germ that grows to maturity and these abutlve ef forts of nature are Just as elaborately planned as those that succeed In de eloping Into mature Individuals A single cottonwood tree produces jnough seeds In a season pt convert a township of prairie land into forest yet for untold ages tho treeless plains have been receiving their bardment of downy coveredseeds and he result is only now aid then a runty specimen o ftree along some stream Nature produced the seeds md the conditions which ho placed round them were Imcompjjtible with heir development Natures attempt In the world where theologians claim iuch evidences of design are much the same as those of a carpenter would be who would cut up a carload if lumber before he could gpt out one tolerable rafter fora 12x14house I Spencers argument on page 343 Vols lot his biology I ask VHklnson what design there was In mans existence For instance what iJtv tj C t Jt design was there in producing a W1l klnson He answered Man yas made for the glory of God From which I Inferred there is ono glory of the white man one of the nigger another of the Indian another of the Chinaman another of the halLbrect etc Mr Wilkinson could not tell me which gave the greater glory a naked nigger hunting a snake for dinner In darkest Africa or the astronomers observing the eclipse In Nova Scotia If God was better pleased with tho glory derived from tho Intelligen civilized man why did he create tho nigger with his inferior grade of gloryWilkinson used Bradens Problem of Problems but derived little satisfaction from it not being able to point to an original investigation or any Independent work that Mr Braden had done to add to scientific knowledge In fact Mr Braden was no authority Wilkinson after several sessions were consumed trying to prove a god by Nature introduced his othe witness the Bible I objected that tbe Bible could not be used till It was proven true He might as well read from the Koran or the Book of Mormon whit were in a measure authentic to say the least as to read from a compila tlon of anonymous books like the Bible At most it could be nothing but mens opinions and ho could get the opinions of a hundred men now living right In Ryan whose ideas were Just as good as those of Moses or any other supposed Bible author Wilkin son then attempted to prove the Bible true Before the end of the three days he was to affirm he wanted me to lead with my propositions as ho had In all his evidence I did so affirming The Bible contains fundamental rors I stated that I should not waste time on trlval contradictions and errors that might arise from copying one manuscript from anothers but would consider as fundamental the story of mans creation and fall and the virgin birth death and resurrec tion of Christ consider them funda mental for without manp fall no Christ was necessary the miraculous birth and resurrection were the evL dences of Christs divine nature and of a future life as admitted by Paul The date of mans creation was admit tedly uncertain but I would not quarrel about the time he could accept the Soptuagmt date if it pleased him but facts of natural history and geo logy absolutely disproved the story of Genesis According to the Blble nil races descended from Adam If mUngqcrtPture descendants have distributed ovpr the earth from Eden to the most dIstant islands of the Pacific ocean have developed peculiar color shape of faces body and limb peculiar languages customs and different stages of civ lllzatlon This happened so long ago that the different peoples had lost all tradition in most cases of their origin Savages ignorant of the arts and sciences had discovered isolated lands surrounded by hundreds of miles of ocean at a period of time antece dent to their traditions This distri bution must have taken hundreds of centuries for the great maritime na tions ot Europe were ignorant of America until 400 years ago tFrom arguments like this I Inferred the creation and fall of man is a myth Science proves man a risen being After a session or two taken up in answering his objections to my reas oning I took up the divine birth But- I should state that his argument against mans antiquity was from Bradens Problem of Problems which was that Lyall was mistaken as to the skeleton found at Natches for a part of an old ferry boat was found there in the same deposit He said the God that created animals and man could have placed them where he pleased reasoned that since the originals of most cultivated planets are unknown their evolution extends back of his tory and tradition far beyond the time of creation as taught by the Bible The night I began in the New Testament we received word that we would have to close the debate with that session so I was deprived of mytime as the court house was needed for court In consequence I was not able to carry out my plan and of course I was not satisfied with the debate I couldnt blame anyone however and the Infidels were as disappointed as L Regarding the divine birth jis corded in Matthew I said that critics are all agreed that Matthew did not write the book that it cannot traced beyond the middle of the second century and I produced Davidson and the preface to the Revised Version of the N T In support of my argument I heid that the author whoever he was did not claim to be Inspired and could not have known the child was begotten by the Holy Ghost that his testimony would not be admitted into court today regarding such a matter The most skillful specialist could not testify as to the father of a so the story must be set down asia fie ion Wilkinson seemed never to have read a work of Biblical criticism md seemed to think that some law r Ttrk iS i j yers opinion concerning the credlbij ity of the gospels when the lawyc had never examined the evidence r to authenticity knew nothing of th age of the most ancient manuscript was proof positive that the Bible Inspired Wilkinson claimed Tacit corroborated the New Testament held he did not for he Wakes no me tlon of a single miracle and his Jest was a mere man of human powers S far as history goes the story of tb gospel Is a myth- I argued from the observer of his torlcal evidence and the Improbabll ity that the darkness of the truth ion the resurrected saints and the earthquake should be unnoticed wher even an eclipse of the moon befor the death of Herod was noted by Jost phus Astronomers and scientist wore then plentiful In every country and would not have failed to record any such phenomena I held that the evidence was insufficient to prove death of Christ and that there was no guard around the tomb the night of the burial hence it Is probable that Joseph assisted the resuscitated Jesus in escaping The story of the gels and the other miraculous matter were pure inventions of the gospe writers The ascension was a phys cal absurdity as the telescope d photographic camera revealed no plan around the earth but space and stars hence Christ had no heaven to cend Wllknson compained because I die not use the same fundamental error nut you did Everything went offli iho best of humor and on the whole It was an enjoyable affair Wilidnson was driven to make some queer arguments One objection evolution was that it had not gottefl before the common people therefore it was not true and has run Its race as a theoryln other words la dyer oiit called his attention to the f M that mathematical astronomy Nil piers theory of logarlthons differen tlal and Integral calculels have not gotten themselves before the common people but they are not the less true On the twentythlrd of October Dr W F Pearson a stauncn Infidel and philosopher died at his home twelve miles northwest of Sweetwater post office Oklahoma He was a man of unimpeacnable character a credit to his profession and a lovable compan ion Dr Pearson was a graduate of Virginia Military Institute and also of a medical school in Mobile Ala He was a highly educated man of more than average natural ability a good public speaker and always candid and outspoken Although he tad mrclrctini to 0 seem to have been brought about by too great a confidence In the honesty of others He left an estimable wIre and four children His request 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