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Digital page images are linked to the text file. jIF Jf 11M i I a t t tJ t t 1 I B9E r r GRASS BLADE t jrf t rM BY A PUBLISHED WEEKLY ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCES ME XIV NUMBER 42 C cXJNfiTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY JANUARY 6 196ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANC l IJII eJit JI1 t 1 b TERMS OF THE BLADE ftjji9ne issue for one year 100 of two NEW subscriber 99Tieht ach2JjO for five Te MeJ0O per year In advance ln subscription 15- 0ppsfiye neW subscribers sent one year f for 260- 1 ivMak all Money Orders Drafts and JBxpfes Orders payable to the glue Sraa Blade Lexington Kentucky s When yeu change your address ad i rVIe his office giving your old as we as the hew addrtse sayHAef 168W krt- t tcilat the liek6tiles at Ludeg tin Ky M ml ClaM Mall Mat BLUEAgrees all emmunlcatlens IciRAiS BLADE K O Bex 393 Lex lntten Kentucky 619wr J iA PLAIN PROPOSITION J Ifa merchant aella a Diamon- dsirWatch of Jewelery for 120 which costs hum he dont make a cent because rent Interest on capital vested salaries outofdate stock eta f etc consumes this 20 per coot There fore to live and accumulate wealth he must add 30 to 40 per cent to the first coat of the goods he sells Having disposed of my store now tVaet simply In the capacity of your t Purchasing Agent giving you the It e beaaat of my 40 years experience and r positively saving you the 20 per cent Y it foci ftd tttent- 1recelvehyourtorder tile L moBda Watehee or any other goods I in the Jewelry line I select from all the biggest stocks in Chicago pay cash get alt special discounts and r usually ship goods same day This is why I sa undersell all merchants 1r 20 yet make usual profit tn9 and Fresthbught Charms 3WHis Send for prices and my grSS little tract Theism In the Crucible free Ili OTTO WETTSTEIN V LaGrange Cook Co III J r4 i My new pamphlet Marrlalle at d Divorce will come from press Deeem bebr 12th All orders for same prompt ly filled after that date Price 25 cts a copy 5 copies for 100 Send all I i orders to JOSEPHINE HENilY Vertalllei Kentucky My new pamphlet Marriage and k Divorce will come from press Decem hebr J2tn All orders for time promM ly filled after that date Price 26 etc a copy 5 copies for 100 Send all rders U JOSEPHINE K HENRY 1 Versailles Kentucky Vii ATTENTION CONSUMPTIVES J I kill and clean the lungs of all Con lisumptlon germs In from two to three weeks No dope MRS C KELSEY iHfcii Bftllevtowi Fla r fjtb ll i EDIT I E t O- ONNEI YEA l t i 4About a o DIr lioal Prf- tera doctor lOt tsur to14 aabt beiiwldaha- me so lht I wrtte seaa by the flrst of the net p iBQr Ml this beautiful brr Years tbougIpm 7 k 1 asi ll WaWrtpdo for sow iso I + jM 2 r Hughee has- Chang thinppr to the cow iQO as lt wJL now Iilt1fIt M 14 pia foraHerly a pretty seatlaient aedZttuta to Gutor dai6 Bruno bosdE tttt slake by the uhrlstIans hVaU aRoute 334 because he brought the Mlevle by tell fag the peoj astars larger than this ore star five millions la diameter within the r r tIoopee and possblrhotkr stars atl large as Illo t s riaek ot our telescopes says that God took pax datt this earth but he made all fa part of one day sad le matter of their cresiUoii i with the few words the stars 1BtI mjt 4 Bruno lnvoly ed sonic M and mleuadfJr standings a the ehteg to lheor r reels king time J- hays wdtl g lbi- PIraI a wssswirft asveul4 not have dose sons W eksbf Mmths jsgo heontlbe cause I t Blc will dord re Intellectual reereetioa sad third because Mr Hughes bi phoned me that he has not enough offpy Of course t have no assurance that I will ever recover from this attack but I think I bare lately bea closer down to death than IJMtw am There is amoag Christians a com non Idea that those who are nearly dead can get beyond death some glmpse of their eternal destiny The Idea never seemed reasonable to me but In my most dangerous hours I thought of it and had no such expel lance as the Christians claim is true of good and bad sad It still seems to me that the material if every human body has existed from all eternity and will exist toait eternity while the individuality of sack human Is de strayed by death 1hut of course I dont know and as I get older now in my G9thyearI grow more inclined to call myself aa agnostic and on such points less Inclined to dogma tIzeEvery man should try to live so that he would bereadyte die any day but death even to the beet redmaBI- s too serious a thluc to be spoken of lightly or flippa tiy sad we should never do it Some things are essentially happy and some easeattelly1 sad and death except in rare iBstaaeas belongs to the latter I wish you all a happy New Year DR COOTES Larchmoni Reslienee Burned Dr E B Fcetss Larehmoat resi dence took fire last week from sparks from a nearby burntes hotel and with the contents was setiraiy destroyed the loss was 2506 Dr Foote had OM of the alcest villas on the sowed quaintly located and as cosy a home as ore would see in miles of traVe1It wafttll of val uable bricabrac sad peaoeetoee ex pressing the eefeetef held for Dr ltetrom people sill over the world The loss of this will prove a great sorrow to Dr Foot a4 there art no associations in are mere pleasaGt and treasured than tt tastlBaoeials and letters of old frieide deed sad Oean also of the lltig see Dr Fooea home Mdsoms to be almost a Liberal shrine ffitJMrls Nearly Uhregretted generally T tiM Dr ttitJ 4 It 4fft t sy rjfroote ro 1s confined to his room most of the time from the break down Incident to age writing me says that M stood the excitement better than be would have thought and that he Is now domiciled at his Now York ens Lexington Avenue J y OR ALL THE ARMY POSTS ted In the Bill Prepared by Cotv pressman Dawes of Ohio Washington Notes Washington December 30Con r enema B Dawes of Marietta jhio will introduce an important bill when Congress reassembles next week It provides for the appropria tlon of 200000 for the repair and construction of chapels at permanent army posts and of this sum not more than 30000 shall be expended at anyone station Representative Da eves thinks the Government could well ford to spend a small sum for new chapels at posts where there are none and Improve those already establish ell Ins bill will be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs of which he is a member CoKiment It will be noticed that the iJvebIlI Is in direct opposition to that to be introduced by Congress man Kitchen of North Carolina and which was discussed to this paper last week This attempt to build chapels at army posts is an outgrowth and extenson of the building of a Catholic church on the West Point- Reservation some years ago One point gained leads to another and gradual 1 the church is Insinuating If self into the state An OHio Congressman an old school teacher of mine wag oa the committee at the time the grant war gives to the Catholic church to build at W t-Nat Gdv ODetl of U Ywko1a Freethinker Dt wbo spent J800 jwt on a blndisg for Col Inc wt41a earn Pte worksj Jrtredeeed the bill io 1t I haw MM ooliti doe in as Iftftdai who fears openly to practice what he preaches than a bigoted Christian who Is out and out with his supnrstl tion My friend the Ohio Congressman told me that a caucus was held ad a fixed determination arrived at to de font the bill la the meantime every member of the committee received notices from the Catholic bishops of their district that they must sustain the bill or the church would attend to their next nominations and elections Another caucus was held and it was agreed that they would stand pat but when it came to the scratch every one of them excepting my friend backtracked and the bill went through This is the way they do It They work for what they get and Freethinkers do nothing There Is no union or sentiment back of them If we would back up Congressman Kitchen as church elements back their representatives we might possi bly ge his bill through The time to fight this conspiracy of union of church and state iff when we have a champion like Congressman Kitchen to lead us They dont appear everyday J B W- THE CULTURIST After reading Dr Wilsons review of the Culturist anxiously awaited its arrival It came It conquered In giving a list of the splendid articles constituting the first New Year issue the Doctor could only hint at the wealth of Wisdom contained In Its pages Truly the Culturist Is a publi cation with a purpose or as Editor Hurt puts it A magazine with a motive In a word Its mission Is to educate the masses and a knowledge of the manner in what the Editor gins the task can best be gained by a careful persual of Its pages Listen to his assurance of adherence to a principle I will not be daunted by the displeasure of any I shall write always as I tumk and Teel In different alike to censure and to praise I shall say that which is in me No motive of policy or consideration of commercialism shall Influence my pen I believe that reformers can safely trust In the leadership of Walter Hurt as Editor of the Culturist He Is a young man and should have many years for active work We all acknowledge his ability let us go further and aappert the enterprise In which he has embarked by sending our sub scriptions for his splendid publication HARRIET M CLOSE- NO FEAR OF HELL I HaaThis Generation and We Wor 1ship Mammon Says Schurman President Jacob Gould Schurman of Jornell University delivered a nmatjkablo address on the universal era wealth tonight before the unJ meeting of the Associated Aca doMc Principals of the State of New He said Ila visitor from Mars alighted on our he would hear the pul pit procialm Glorify God but he weuw find It the general practice to Gfolify Gold Are we then In this twentieth cen turylto revert to the barbarous wor ship of Mammon Are Americans renojlncethelr Christian heritage are hey to the Hebrew law of righteousness are they to disclaim the ellmIC call to reason and beau tya o they to spurn the dignity and glory of mankind In order to concen trafe all their energies on the grati whichweand vhich when exclusively followed satisfied only eave us more comp acently and more hopelessly bruUrl e universal passion of money and whatever money buys is an alarm Jagpbenomejion It has been nourish prosperityofthet e ambition of American youth to succeed in the world We should naturally that it would have ant Invincible opposition from roll n already weakened ytife decline of dogmatic faith and Mlbfp back on institutions and org- anliit has itself hose too oftea 14tJrehUe the gift of the 1fi I CO1 r 1G1 erase may endure for a season bat dlaliVvsionmeat is certain r Tile Vice the natural sad almost Inevitable viceof a goner Uot which makes money the chief end of life Is dishonesty and graft The cardinal maxim of such an age Is Put money ijv thy purge And whether the money be thine of thy neighbors is a matter of little moment That is to say life being emptied of all moral and spirit ual significance and money being ex alted as the chief good the man who gets most money uas not only achieved the greatest success but best ful nled the recognized ond of existence- It is a generation which has no fear of God before its eyes it fears no hell it fears nothing but the Criminal Court the penitentiary and the seat fold To escape these ugly avengers of civil society is its only categorical imperative the only law with which its Sinai thunders To get there and not get caught Is its only Golden Rule To get rich quick the financiers of this age will rob the widow and the orphan grind the faces of the poor speculate in trust funds and purchase immunity by using other peoplos money tb bribe legislators Judges and Magis tratesAnd then we hoar the praises of the poor boys who have become mil lionaires 0 God send us men of hon pr and kntegrlty- iCommentWhoa a president of a great university thus dpresses him self oa a great social problem he receives attention in all the papers and hilt remarks are noted and weighed The above statement from President Schurman Is a remarkable instance of how the idea of hell may become Implanted in the infant brain and sway a scholarly and brainy man all his after days The main points at issue In President Schurmans statement on the worship of Mammon are timely true and wellsaid He is observing and liberal enough to admit that the church Is equally guilty in the wor shp of Mammon But the remedy he thinks is a turn to the Hebrew law of Righteousness and the fear of HellWhat asses educated and smart people so frequently make of them awesThere should always be a wide dls Unction between what a nation pro fesses and how it acts What was in reality the Hebrew law of RIght eousnese Why to rob plunder kill aad keepalI they could get I never had any sympathy for the Hebrews in i f tUt i Egyptian bondage As soon as they got out they treated others even as badly The seizure of property was their first aim The first thing they did was to kill all the Amalekites wh sympathized with them and who fe them when starving kill toes wo men and children ands keep their virgins and property All down through their history they were all for self and toward others murderers and robbers Is it possible this Infidel material tic age Is no better than Jewll civilization Do we really want to return to the Jewish laws of Highteoiwflees 1 1 1 In the last Issue of this paper I gave statistics showing that out of donations for the past year ot 66000 000 the church only got 4500000 We may now expect a big outcry from the clergy on the sway of Mammon If the church had gotten most of this Mammon would be one of the best of all the Joshs And do we want to return toIoThe Fear of Hellv There never was a time in the history of the world when there was as little fear of hell as to dayThe exact relation of Hell to Prosperity and Progress may be arrived at by comparing the civilization of this age which entertains the least fear of Hell with those ages which tertained the most fear of Hell If the fear of Hell Is a good thing at all then the more hell we have the better wo are oft Compare the United States short onIEngland France and Germany with the civilizations of those countries which have clung the longest to Hell Russia Italy and Spain They not uuc only cling to it but raise it there It is a pity that tiduaators pf the prominence of President SehuV men of great capacity in many 411 rectlons are incapable of dis sot ting themselves frog the H Ilea tied other Cfcrrttai tomes that fuy WnltMill Mi pBilcisa ti ettatus- uch jsilly d erfttio JB W THE CULTURlr I have received the first Issue of The Culturist published at 414 Homo street Cincinnati Ohio asking me to put it on my exchange list which I shall certainly take great pleasure in doing monthly 100 a year single copies 10 cents I antaot strong enough to read it all but I have gotten the cream of it and especially the prose articles by the editor and a long article by Dr Wilson It is mainly written by its editor Walter Hurt in prose and poetry It contains 21 pretty large pages of reading Matter In fine print and two pages oTadver tisements making in reading matter as much as any three or four Infidel magazines In America It is all gotten up in fine style and it will be every hard to maintain such a publication When Brother Hurt published the Galling Gun in Cleveland he and- had frequent spats at each other but a few months ago he wrote me very kind letter in which he indicated to me that the Curturiat would please me and I have Just gotte another let ter from him that is fall of bfbhedy kindness In one article la the Cul turst he has made errors nil he hopes to improve In the future It takes a man to say that I have made errors until their name Is legion some through mistake some purposely and some a combination of the two but- I hope to improve and largely to ohm criticismfound out that If we hear the side of the man that we think is our enemy he will generally appear to be as near right as we are I had among my- neighbors one Presbyterian man that f felt had done me such injustice QUI damage that I could never forgive bike He is a director In a Lexington bank and one of the board of our State College in Lexington and I suppose was selected for each place because he is an ceedingly shrewd business mae He has been sending me word for some weeks that he wastcoming to jne me and I have sent him word that I wanted to lee him yesterday he came to see me and made a long call Neither of us made any allusion to religion nor to the unpleasantness that bad curred between usroar talk being purely social lea bie call was- over we parted the beet friends and I now believe hole ttaIhones- and t good as IamandI bsiisT tha will be the case use times wtVeC ten- f J it a a if two enemies get to understand each other ti I am an older man than Brother t Hurt and I believe to be my friend fIcause I am his friend The tone of the Culturlst Is very f high I did not find in It a single word except in one article about the Negroes to which any moralist ought to object Race prejudice Is natural but the humanitarian and philosopher must overcome that and say likeIPane humanity are my Some of his words are hard and Kind to the poor black man If the Negro had forced himself foreigners have done the case would 1whJtecountry doomed him to the hardest q slavery and cruelty here and madeit t runlawful to educate him even to the tarofbaunched their women and in many e ways set them bad examples and it seems to me that now it is the climax of Injustice to despise the Negro for rf Qother r i the object of the deepest syidpe I of every truly philanthropic white man and white woman the 1It1WGuidand Brother Hurt ought not to assist rLucifer unless he swilling personally to proclaim himself a freelover and anarchist L iitheBlade for the advertisement of UiejitCulturist but I dont see iI can consistently continue to support the Culturist so long as it supports an t ether publication that is directed to the propagation of two doctrines one Si which moet reV lugto ray evary ii Q daeescy n4 goodtieais MduialUoa I arr sretalred by every tttBJ ttgulshed moralist Chrikkut or Imliel of ancient or modern times Another objection I have to the t Culturst is simply a raatfiir of style It is one of the many paradoxes In rlife that the largest Ideas are best conveyed by the smallest words and yet Brother Huts writing is filled with long hand words among which are many that I do not remember j ever to have seen before and the meanings of which I do not know while I am too weak to handle a big dlctonary to find outiIf Brother Hurts purpose were aimtply to mako a display of his knoll edge of the English language as seems to have been Branns purpose in his Iconoclast this would be all 1poselent death and as It seems to moj without having made the world any better Even Dr Wilson in his long article In the Culturist seems to try to form to the stilted stylo of that publi calon and loses all of that crispness i that distinguishes him in the Blade The Doctor requires a good deal oV space to express himself but in the Culturist he seems to have had more space than he needed and he writes like he had a contract to fill so many columns rather than to give us his Ideas terselyrI would recommend to Brother Hurt less metaphysical philosophy i r struslty and more plain talk about how tobo good and happy TO THE READERS OF THE BLADE My new pamphlet Marriage and Divorce is now from the presS and all advance orders have been filled All orders from this date will be promptly tilled by return mail Orders have been received for this pamphlet from twentythree states Marriage and DI vorce are live questions in all locali ties and this is an uptodate discus sion of this subjectaIf any persons who have ordered this pamphlet have not received It please drop me a postal and I will rectify any mistakes Send In your orders for Marriage and Divorce 25 cents for one conyt5 copies for 100 Send all ordersa r to JOSEPHINE K HENRY Vert tsallies Ky in your subscription to the tBlade and help us start the New rIYear by paying our paper bill i tri f 10 ir lYbke ic gttfv li iI 1r E H1y fiFrm Winchester Sun Sentinel lYi MRS JOSEPHINE K HENRY She Takes a Perrlwlnkle for Text and Preaches a Better Scrmon Than Most Preachers can Preach Mrs Henry has spent the boa fears of her life In defense of her sox but sensible woman that she is she can see the faults bl women as well as men a vein of There humor In the article tha Is not common in Mrs Henrys writ ings SunSentinel J The Perrlwlnklea that appear weel kly In the SunSentinel are weighed j down with truth wisdom and con mon sense The world Is sadly In need of this trinity A Perrlwlnkle In the last issue the SunSentinel read as follows I cant see any sense In many of the hats that women wear The do not protect from the cold rheat and as a thing of beauty they are it are right Mr Editor and as a woman I compassionate the tollie Pt tiand foibles of my sisters who are slaves of that arch tyrant Fasl 1 ion which requires them to defy m ture suffer untold mIseY and met morphose themselves into monstrosI sties After spending the r of my life defending women show ing their rights and demanding abc itlon of their wrongs no one can ac I cuse me of dealing unfairly with my own sex but I must say in all can t f dor that when I observe the hats that women wear to say nothing of i the other silly and grotesque fasl Ions they Indulge In I am ashame of my sex srdphatically deny this and tor this rea son if men had squeezed their liver up into their lungs with corset and never drawn an honest breath thrown their bodies out of eqlllbr r um with tight shoes with heels In h rthe middle of the soles filLed thel t hair with rats mice rolls and braid made of the hair of dead convicts or nuns and stabbed their brains wIth hatpins to hold on their head crazy and ridiculous hats I say If men had done these things for cer tunes they would uUbe blooming idiots or in the cemetery It is am women are not abet tallyproofthat men to have aaXes these things and yet be abl i endtoall beaerad place In the btistase fj fiiiji ditafioe as two b oaeiet efix ekookd eNeBis therarecIa tJI iii- htS wbid 454likewoi eft tkees stfvlr af them are ally The variety tla way of bats this spring is both rlUes low and monstrous surely Dame Fashion has reached her limit Tki can be compared to the crest of tie angry parroquet when he stlcksft straight up in the air Every hat tilted up or turned down at an idlotli tangle They are loaded down in a riot of colors with ead birds flowers and vegetables looking like a cydpw had landed them on this crazy hear gear A woman with a turned nose and a turned up hat that looks like an umbrella blown insideout k a pathetic object It is a comfort tc know that she is happy because she thinks that she Is in the fashion but she is certainly a blot on nature Only a fifteen or sixteen year old girl co11ldI look well in these ridiculous cause It is impossible to destroy the grotesque charm of dress blooming girlhood with If women in this country had al ways worn sensible clothes and they should go to Africa or Zuzuland and find the women there dressed in the fashions we have today they would laugh at the women there and say poor things they dont know any better Dear women why dont you know better Why dont you find put what wellti hdeminlmonde of Paris and New York jpto set the fashion for you Why dont American women tale pride In their own strength of mind and Individuality take pride in phy scal comfort good health and a sea slble appearance Instead of trying to 3 Imitate every fashionable fright they meet I have used a good deal of time and space defending women against the charge of Inferiority but 11t it Is pretty bard defend the woman that makes a guy of herself sailing along the street seemingly happy in neof these ridiculous headpieces No male Idiot under the sun would f wear such monstrosities Men have their faults plenty of them but they have the common sense to wear com fortable and healthful dirtii1Ind I commend them for it I wish they i would Influence women to do the same When a woman buys a hat why does she not exercise taste com bined with commonsense Why not tfear a hat with a crown to fit the head and a brim to shade the lrice Insteadof those cocked up ata rid culous angle that make the wearers look like angry parrots Why net Year shoes large enough to fit the i s l wJ W feetfifwhy not wear dress skirts to clear tno ground and refuse to bp the street sweepers with tailor made gowns Why not let the waist be ita natural size Instead of compressing it with a corset like boner iron If not why not Every sensible person and all physicians know that comfortabl clothing for women would Improv tho health and mental and moral hem of the American people The present physical inferiority or woman to man is a pure product of her uncomfortable and weakening tume The American woman on the street oa a windy day is a very sorr spectacle Her hair Is blowing aboul a hat which has no reference to the shape of her head piled with ornt ments fit only for 12th century save ages impeding skirts wraplng them- selveS around her struggling limb clutched with one hand while the other hand strives to hold purse packaged and umbrella This Isa true picture and what a caricature 1l Is As1 reflect upon the amount of time though and money worse than wasted in such clothing for Wu men lam convinced that our boast ed Chlrstian civilization has thus far- given them nothing In the way of tume to be thankful for Fashion Is more powerful than lay but common sense and individual wlll power can destroy the tyrannies edicts of both Women can mak themselves attractive by taking care of their health not by defying nature If women would be natural the next generation would have figure as good as the Venus of Milo and their brain power would be so strong that the class of men who have take n upon themselves the task of deciding what the feminine half of the race ought to be to do to think to want and to wear will be forced Into reI tlrement The elimination of the grotesque and monstrous In woman dress is a crying need If women are to be accredited with any sense a re form in hats is imperative I saw a collection of spring hats yesterdaj and I barely escaped a combined attack of paralysis apoplexy and nen ous prostration 0 those hats I cant write more about them or I will be thrown into a decline i JOSEPHINE 1C HENRY Versailles Kentucky From the Truth Seeker AOONVERSiON OF THE USUAL VSeessne lad liiJIlofr t 1 jjitsfro OIaeID ri S hail two yUrts and relate ass reesarkeMe remit of hit labors A mfa seamed Dr T J Edwards wJto has written many books and snap zlse articles agalBst the Christian rt ligkrn attended the meetings On heartag the Mood sermon he wa ct 4 sad renounced Infidelity Not only this fee collected all his erature on the subject about 30 worth man Immense heap In the roadway sad set fire to It and as the boson coelueed tha books he sang sail rejoiced It was a most remarkable sceae Having made it my business for the past forty yean ever since my con version to the cause of commo- nassesto tfgateall such reports of Infidel recantations I hastened to VlBeennes as soon as my attention was called to it and asked the reverend gentleman what truth there was in the resort He replied that every word of it was absolutely true except that the occurrence was at Oblong In Instead of at Olney I then went to that town Oblong and Inquired of prominent business men newspaper seen profesSional men and many ether but no one had ever heard of the ccKversion 1 then called Dr Edwards and told him the ob ject of my visit He answered my quiry by saylag that he was never at stay time during his long life of sev eetyflve years an Infidel or Freethinker In the common acceptance of the terms but that he had for many yearss Heft a member pf the Unlversa Hit church having left the church of the Disciples or Christians because he thought their teaching of hell was too monstrous for any sane man pr woman to tolerate and that now stare they as well as nearly all In exigent Christian churches had so greatly modified their fire and brim tOne Idea of hell he had but simply returned to the church pf his youth The doctor further stated that though l1e had never written any magazine irtlples or books on latdellty or other Objects he had enjoyed himself very muchin answering through the local weekly press such preachers as he ould draw Into a dlscssaion on the rare and brimstone theory of hell I sent near half a day with the learn ed and Intelligent doctor reading rkb much interest his many articles whlck he had severely reprimanded Jts clergy for preachlsg a doctrine sit was only fitted te scare unthlnk pea women and children and ease asylums His arguments ratnat such bellteb Ideaa were the I most force ul I have ever reM I hay frequently offered large rewards for authentic proof of recantatloa of an Infidel who had sense enough to knot the meaning of the word aad haul al rived at his conclusions by though and Investigation but the proof was never producedS MREYNOLDS Louisville Kj iFrom the Arkansaw Travejer MOSES WHITE IS TIRED VER Does Not Know for Certain Just What He Wants But Supposes Sub scrlber to be One Who Practice Some Kind of Craft Because Full Name Is not Signed to Article Strikes Out Boldly In The Direction of Nothing and Makes a Few OffHand Suggestions Abou t Whose Contributions He Woul Like to See In The Traveler =Editor Traveler Sir I notice In Issue 1281905 of the Traveler an article from you synoptical of the Milburn Warllcl debate a metaphysical quarrel ween two Rev whicu covered nears one whole page of the Traveler read which would tire most airy In telllgent person the Idea of mOn debating and quarreling over a mytholc glcal fabulous book which was constructed by priestcraft from paga myths and fables for the purpose of gulling the ignorant into the support of the priest It would seem like there had been enough said concerning the JIfreta physical quarrel In your article pf the eighth but on receipt of issue of the fifteenth we see the first page covered with an article from a subscril erI suppose the author Is one who practices some kind of craft as be or she as the case may be seems to be too cowardly to sign the artlcl covering nearly the same line thought as your article In previous sue I dont wish to meddle with othe folks business but I would Hke to see the columns of The Traveler filled with contributions front such authors as J B Wilson J B Robert Parrish B Ladd Mrs Josephine K Henry and others Instead of vubicrit ers whose occupation wont admit of their signing their Same to the con trlbutloir Respectfully ui0tJ Ki WHITB P STIf you do not feel disposed to publish the fore sWlbbllai please return towriNrf1 Whe V1 latter our I e tJllK1IfI IIMM a wbietde ii latell r ittott to Sftit tb laMSeeiyp- es lBlwraalle dtI r Sel scriber White this might Ije en so pleasing to friend White wools make a majority of the Mibsorissr tired and we do not oars td them tired just for tnedofmakiag them tired As to the crafts there are various kinds There is priestcraft wood craft smithcraft doctorcraft met chantcraft bookcraft prlnt raftfannercraft as well as yarieeet BAM8i1Ihatethey outstrip them In business Pro fessionally speaking the varto craftsmen get all they can out their business The doctor gets all he ian the merchant gets all he seethe book rsalser gets all he CH the printer gets all he can the priest Bets all he can the farmer gets all he eea That is all there to to that Suck is tm1Underbe quite different If each was reward 3d in the exact proportion to tie oed accomplished then one craft niaas in terest would not be so directly upper 3d to every other If every men was encouraged and rewarded for tslll axcatly what he believed to be ttruth about any and every 1ueetIoe that mlgnt arise thea the would speedily become too tnteUlgeet- o be gulled by any man nol Jtte what his craft might be FJeIhlItHrot hold views djffersnt from his own Al hough he can still remember wisa he was firmly fixed the meshes of uperfftltlon yet he has neither sym athy nor forbearance for those who have not yet been so tortunat as o ee the absurdness and Inconsistency of popular Theology The editor this paper poses as a FreeThjaksr of the Spiritualistic brand and la perfectly willing for his life and aotloas to stand as a mark or repres4statte of his belief Bro Waite thinks that hyslcal deaths the end of njan We think that physical death Is only a birth Into a conscious state of apish ual existence He thinks we believe too much we think that be BsUeves too little He thinks that we ars sup- eltlUouswe think that he li derate He guessed we gusts No body knows As to his preference for tie artl lee of the authors mentloasd will t f 7 1IV ft y j tii say that we have sever rejected single communication from any b t the parties named In Tact one of then has been specially solicited to becom a regular correspondent for the Traveler Bro White seems to infer that we had been rejecting articles fron the parties named In order to malt room for articles that make him tired but such is not the case If ho happens to notice anything se in our pa per that gives him th t tired feel Ing we would like to hear from him THE OLD GRINDSTONE The Incidents of childhoods years With pleasures we relate The tales of hardships now long past Perhaps we oft Inflate But thoughts of one experience Still chill us to the Twas when our elders To turn the old grlnjdston The dreaded summons ften No matter what the hour And other sport and work was ped To furnish motive power For fiharpning corn knife ax scythe Inrelays or alone We ached and cried the while we ed Upon the old grindstone When working bees were being planned The help for many a mile Would bring their Implements and sharp In up meanwhile Theyd sayYoung ones snould eara their keep Their bacon and corn pone And then we knew our fate was sealed To turn the old grindstone And how those grownups woul boar on And say to usturn fast till panting breath and flaming faCe Warned Them to stop at last To try the alge and light the plp While we with inward moan Would wait the final smoothing work Upon the old grindstone At tlines we saw our father with The cradle on his arm Start from the clearing to the bosses And we In wild alarm Would hide to shirk the grinding but Our error soon was shown For mother then performed our wee Upon the old grindstone Me wilth wsetsd hel a Lttd t Itk tilnl s is r ie4yI lf1tMekry ps s oa saw bnekfraes Morted discs of atoae Jib every turn the handle made tlaearthy creek groan We smile as we remember now The scenes of early life Tbe many hardships hopes and fears With which the times were rife But this experience remains And stands forth quite atone The agonizing hours we worked Besides the old grindstone HARRIET M CLOBZ Webster City Iowa DEATH OF JOHN GLICKERT Among the Liberals of Cincinnati to death of recent years has sauced note genuine regret than that of John Hccert He was quite a young lH- Ula boyreared a Catholic listened j son street preaching by a band o youBg SYeethinkers was eonyerted to reethpught later became Interested In economic queettoes and gradually became a Socialist speaker of local reputation He lived with his widowed mother In humble rooms in Pleas- tat street and supported her e deav snag at the same time tp get as Mil jatloa Realizing that his parochial tekeellsg had left him Ignorant asd- tkat be must studjf If ke would all loeltloa In life toward which his aa ItlbBS directed he eatered the Un rsrslty tit Cincinnati What with his tudlss and the labor of supporting m elf and mother the strain was tot such for him Last fall during the olltioal campaign he spoke nightly on the streets for the SooJallst tl kt At the same time lie was living calf rations and was going hungry circumstances not known to klsia mate friends and comrades He late 11 fell a prey to Typhoid and died sat Thursday and was burled from the Auditorium by the Socialist Party about 800 attending The speakers tee Dr Swing Rev Herbert feline low and Prof Wkltoomb of the UniversitY of CIciBiwU This was the first Socialist fuosrsl teld Cincinnati No rsllgloiis sr Ices of any kind were Introduesd todallts are Freelklaken and there Is np Influence in the world today JHk- lag one fourth as many Freethiakrs a Socialism and for this reason I overlook some of thel dreams Ml look upon it as a good thing It is da lag more to liberalize and revplaUe be the thought pf tke world than ante ther orgaaked body Rev BUtofr afd 3Cb l k EVERY D Y IFrom SEPTEMBER 15 to OCTOBER 31 LOW RATESTO Montana Idaho Washington Oregon and British ColumbiaV- IA THE CREAT NORTHERN RY The Cmfortablo Wey Excellent opportunities to make e home of your own or to engage in any line of business NOTE THE FOLLOWING LOW RATES TO ciao 1HiMdate Mont Havre Great Falls Butte Anaconda Helena 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stream titfsotsd him with typSoW so situ polluted society caused kris death I knew tkW bar wall he held the esteem ot all He wee bright ambl flouts and promising and Ute story pf his sUryatlo and struipsjlss against poverty whisk brae not known until after death has awake general Bympatky All the more so when it remembered that a1hOOCh hungry night after c1wltk a kappy smile on kls intelligent faoe spoke for kttBMMlty and for these who like him self sssrsUy saKsrsd His brief part in lr1a piy twCi Peace to him J BW JESUS A LESANSty DART CHARACTER In sliteea I1DProfe Goldwin Iisdth ks a clsve Idea of the 1jaegaty jwr mytMofcl character ot Jias taM Dr Wlloa was able or did sxpraM ita a eolwan the same svDjMto la Us Blade While Prot nitk professes to beta Christian he JaM the MBdor te adsoK that Jessie represents to net a mae but the aspirations at massy hearts He brings the subjects sown to the un derstana Bf at the most ordinary Mted Fro GohMa Bnltk AysTJreJ- lilPty and mtfnta Jesse who 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cheerfully to the ead His Intellect was clear to the last and a few days prior to his death he told his family that he did not want any minister to preach his tunera that his earnest desire was that some Ljberallst should deliver an address and that there should be no other ser vice The burial of Mr Bennett was tend by a great number of his friends and In compliance with his request Dr TP Weir of WintersettIowa delivered the following address perform the duty IlfrlendsO upon me this morning is one of the times be serious and when we should have the kindest regards toward and the greet sympathy tor the feelings and opinions of our fellowmen There are among you those who have attempted to live that life called a Christian life but you feel that you have made sad faiv jures ihere are also those who have ueea able to live what would be cad eel a consistent Christian life Of the latter class doubtless there ar those who are sorely grieved cause as you believe your beloved neighbor whLe he an lived an up right and moral lite has nobiected the ail essential thing For your honest opinons have the profoundest re pee Your good intentions will not question Each good man and woman has an inalienable right to his or her individual oplntonsI will not question the candor of your be tyefi AlII ask Is that you view the life of Andrew Bennett with the same charity and I shall try to give some cod reasons w ywe have no right to eoHHde that Andrew Bennett has oMlttW the ail essential thing in life Andrew jpeanett was never a mew her of any church and be Just witn utnit we masse oleo say that it was h1s HIieluw he co W had no eaureh ijiOiUi k4rcouU atxilateeed she aottMt With himseif ima a matter ot history The lfsi he lived is a reality nIl right doings and to wrong all go DoW to maKe up me sum total of his life What his life hM boon It has been and It cannot H changed by all we may now say ellterIhowever cam have no effect oh the lite of Andrew BenettTho secrets of his Ute we cannot know It is well however that we study such a life Andrew Bennett had his limitations and faults and yet although he has lived In this community for more than a halt century and while his nelgn bors with whom I have talked are in thellr words of praise none rHltWal me of his faults In so far M I can learn few If any of you have lived lives cleaner and sweeter than his How very cautious then we should be about questioning the life of this man There ta in this world a great var iety of people and the various ideals about the true life are many Somehow or otter within the very makeup of man there nas ever been some thing which has caused him to query about the righted the wrong and for suite strange reason mankind has been left to find out the right and the wrong for self This has thrown man late a constant struggle which haa lasted througout his existence and which today is by no means ended This something which urges man to find out the right and to tryvto do the right may be called a religious send meat This religious sentiment I have has heeD a part of the make up of every human being no matter what the rave or clime With unequal degree attained and under different circumstances we lad all nations are evolving into something better This process of evolution is slow but sure So exact leg ls it that at times because of our inability to understand Its workings It seems to w to be nothing lees ttMa deetraetlOQ In the history of the put we flnd taat governments were set up only to ra their timely race From this we should learn that the founders of those governments bullded oaly the best they knew and that the gradual progress of evolution into something better requires the giving way of those Institutions for better things We also find that from the organ loB of the church men began to tia theological teaching Into These taeoloc4aas told the j ft t6 c r ettaetliea lAeir forafciated teaehlse ii tHIn the stamp of divine approrel they were II fallible guide tojjowduct and that they would t1lro h the ages unchanged lwAatra41cfton to this history teaches that rellgiQus theories set up by theitatkertave been modi fied by the sod and that muck has been added tituid much dropped out by the grandson i Again history will support the state ment that at no time when a formu late veilgious teaching has beea giv en to the people have more than a few of the best of the people actedIts teachings It will also support the BtateraesUthat esh teaehiiigs are- acceptedby many oft e worst ef men This precludes the possibility af our professestheoIogiane a haste about their eeflcludlngfTthat summttieyassumed to man a book and called It Sviae That book because it contain nuy truths which had already hoed wrought out by1 lien and beeaww It contains reflexions the times ia which and of the men by whom it was written la of great value when considered in the true light hutwhea regarded as an infaJible book Ita utility is gone Man has prematurely judged self able to perform the Herculean task of formulating rules of right living suited to all men and all ages Moved by a religious sentiment to a eire for the doing of right hangs manjbelleved that this religious senti ment taught him when was right and what was wrong But today we have every reason to know that such a be lief was wrong We have luAcleat son for our belief that an Infallible gldetoouroondH4 has never yet been given to iaaa Psychology and experience teach that the conscience la nova correct guide They teach us that while the obmcieaee prompts us to dp the r btiit Igvenua to see the right sad that wogs it stings for havlagdoue wSatfwe believe to wroagj It lIOneece neve tells us what fiat aad what is wrong So all history of religious teachings goes to showtliMwhilera true religious sentlBicM MrM nsto do the right it does t i1Ia what li right and what la rreeg This must be found out faiother way It can only be roJtDdrlo by human exper lance If rellgiteL did tech us what is wrong there wofld Wimwut teaching by aoei relt lane Instead of this- eoediUos M till iia we eni today mid utkv 11 1 1ftMettisgs rot ns ltpart all those teaflhioi rat some e efltlats yetamongteachings lve Id some the best- or meqand soaMi oi the wontIt is true that amona teat class men who do not advetMa or believe in any of the reUgiou teachings there are mUTol the worst of men It is also an uideoiable tact that Among the socalld class unbeliever today as ia tW pest are to be found inany of the aebieetof men Andrew Bennett didnot stand alone a character unique la history There are multitudes of others Our immortal LiaeolH ooUid not find a formulated church creed which was large enough to Mild him and why because within bj jnagnanlmoua heart there ample for a sympathy for everjr Iulman being Edward Ever Mal whose life has been ao clean aa sweet as to render him an insplratipa t all with whom he has come in toweb can W truthful ly said to have eatarowa all fixed theologies Herbert Spencer that grand man who revolution the taovaat of the world and whose life was a perfect symbol of true waobood when he quitted his earthy earlier had wrap ped about his body not one tbologleal garment No less an authority than John Stuart Mill has saW that It is aa un deniable fact that not only those who do not accept the religious teachings but as well those who openly oppose them are times among the greatest benefactors of taiuiWad There Is a rtesea fer this eoadlttoa of things and the day bee eem when we should be aghaaiA to lay claim to the having of rellaM Ia oar hearts unless we also have Uit1tl11ls J1atllisalvation Oh faith bow weak and edatenptl ble it Is when It says tq unpitying hell with all who friuot see wltllJllf vision or read tkeirA1ltier clear terms of my expenses Titer day haa come when we koW roset the opinions of all who llrot well and our faith how great how iMtrOMi how magnificent the weed whea It overpasses the perseaal traieeeaie the particular and within taututle embraces all that In the past toe nrak Ja seer iIallatJ sated families aall lsd te resit stec- 1 termination All this has beea at the expense of and sometimes almost the elimination of both religious sentiment dnd morals These religious wars have been mans school of ex perlence By them has he learned that the kind ol religion has no more relationship to Its theological fixings than does the outer garment to the man who wears It It Is time then that we should cease to war or quibble over theolo glen and from now on extend our force in the development of religious sentiment and morals The worlds greatest need today is less theology and more morals theology cannot be proven morals either prove or dis proves themselves It cannot be said that good morals cannot be without the Christian religion History for bids such a statement It Is the liv ing the acting of good morals that puts the human race upon plains higher and higher stll as nothing else can do Tho living of good mor ale means the upbuilding of charac texthe upbuilding of character that only true salvation Andrew Bennett tined a moral life To whosoever shall study his life It will be as fingerboard pointing In the right direction It will help us to live this life and if we learn to live this life we need have no fear of a life to come There has eVer been an effort to divorce religion and morals I know of no way to divorce them I be lieve that good religion and good mor als are counterparts and that the one does not exist without the other Is it not different for me to divorce reli gion and morals from many of the theologies which have been taught Theology blackened the pages of our history with witchcraft Religion and morals have been struggling ever since to redeem us from such a dis grace Theology and its advocates upheld and supported slavery The religious and moral sentiment wiped out the direful Institution in spite of theologies Influence And so It has been The theologies of the world for the most part have ever been a formulated statement of marts blunders Those blunders would have been fastened upon us had It not been for those noble char acters who like Andrew Bennett hay tag the courage to live and act their conviction have moved out from un der those blunders and carried with them the world Theology has ever been inaoncls ent Net long since the socalled fed eratkm of churches excluded from its membership Bdward Evert Hale and his two associates In so doing the wrefillc tleMMere xeK de rO aMi they did not accept the socalled or thodox theology And then those gen tlemea went on to say they said each of those rejected men represented the highest type of manhood Is not this strange They tell us that the acceptance of the Christian reIgloa Is nee essary to the rounding out of perfect character and then they tell us that Hale and his associates who reject the orthodox teachings are of the highest type If those men are of the highest tye of manhood without the teachings of orthodoxy would they be the better or worse with It After the consideration of all these things can you wonder that Andrew Bennett could live in this commun tty honored and respected by his fam fly and neighbors Can you wonder that he could bear the name ot an honest man Can you wonder that he could have a heart responsive to all charities calls Can you wonder that he could be an all round good citizen a kind husband arfd an lndul gent father and yet not accept the axed theological teachings Andrew Bennett did mot live a thoughtless or careless life Right living was with him a favorite experience His conviction were the result of hla reading his thought and his ex perience He not only talked of his convictions but he lived them As Andrew Bennett traveled his course up and down this earth though moved not by a hope of future reward or an endless hell he was ever able to stand erect look the world In the face and none could say of him other than that he is an honest man When Andrew Bennet did the right It was for the sake of doing the right Andrew Bennett and I did not al ways agree when we talked but though differing from me he would show such a profound respect for my opinions that I was ever compelled to respect his opinions 1 admire the man not only because of his acute moral sense but as well bemuse of his high sense of justice Why should I condemn this mans life Why should you condemn it He lived a good life worthy of our Imitation and emulation As farmers you are engaged In raising the products of the earth When yopr neighbor produces an ar tlcle superior to your own you do not question your neighbors method You become anxious to learn his secrets Let ua not question this jaaas reli glen Rather let us try to learn his seerets Let us devote our energies Ute1tyik rottiUed out by the living bf his be lief MRS LILLIE A ROGERS DR WILSON AND THE ZODIAC In the Blade of December 31 Dr Wilson has a whole page In which he attempts to show that the whole story of Jesus Christ is simply an interpre tlon of the signs of the Zodiac During the dark ages the monks spent much time in getting up allegor ical things like that except that those ot ute monks were intended to show that the Christian religion is true The Doctors interpretation of the Zodiac is fairly ingenious but excepting the fact that it opposes the Chris tiasi religion reads like it had been written by a monk of the dark agog Tho Doctor and Judge Ladd seem much disposed to show that there is no equivalent Tor any part of the story of Jesus but having examined the matter in and about Jerusalem and In EJgypt I think I have the advan tage of these learned gentlemen and differ with thew- OrrCQurse there never was such a character as that of Jesus as told in the blow Testament because any al leged miracle contradicts the laws of nature and therefore cannot be true and the whole New Testament story of Jesus is simply a chain of miracles told In narratives that contradict each others In j Jerusalem today the story of Jesus as told by the priests for gain Is so absurd as to lead the ordinary visitor there to believe that there never was such a man as Jesus but a more intelligent investigation I think shows that there never was such a man ttvha forms a foundation for the New Testament story of Jesus and that be Was a man with Virtues and foibles like other men and that he was crucified because he did not lieve the religion of his time and countryIt nothing that profane his tory knows nothing of him even the famous passage In Josephus being Arded as spurious by such a Christian apologist as Dr Lardner and the passage In Tacitus being simply a denunciation of a sect called Christian rather than any testimony about Jesus There Is no doubt that Joe Smith was killed on account of his religion but In 1906 years from now it is not reasonable to suppose thab history Will knoW anything about him t r Marshall Ills Dec 26 1905 Editor BIImiWn article te the Blade sonic tje Ladd real tho- aeiteentlatethe questida relJgIIHl was ettledand sa cit he rarely road InHdel papers any more but usually coaeigned them to the waste basket No doubt that his conclusion taken from 6bservatlons within the sphere In which he moves and applied again totheisame are correct I think it true that the broadly educated man no longer believes the dogmas of the Christian religion So much as he and others have written uPon the subject of religion after bf profuse reading and profound reflection it does seem that the ques tion ofight to be settled for all time But Is It Have the whole people or even part of the people had an opportunity to rid themselves of this superstition which hangs as a cloud over thr intellects What per cent of our people have never seen any Infidel literature It Is greater than many suppose It his been but three years since J saw my first Infidel newspaper and that was by chance the B G B Though I was an Infidel several years previous to that time had no Ucedthe contradictions between science and religion I never knew there was such a thing in existence as an Infidel newspapera real weekly publication This might be looked upon as Simply an admission of grcss ignorance at first thought but upon a 110menisreflection it can be easily seen why was so Of all the various papers I read for these many years I never saw a single mention of an Infidel publication The public press through ignorance or intrigue have never permitted Freethought to occupy Its proper position In Journalism Never allowed it to be mentioned In its columns Now may there not bd thousands more public school teachers who areas Ignorant of Infidel literature as I myself once was What then must be the condition of the masses While the man behind the plow and the woman at ner tub are endow ed with the same mental faculties as the chemist in his labratory or the judge lnh1a bench their opportun ities have not been the same Ones environment may be such as to make him an ignoramous while anothers may make him a philosopher Wo are all very ranch the creatures of circum of the millions who can seethe effectof the many phenomena that occur daily but know not enough of science to reason to the cause So long aa the cause can not be seen they referjit all to Divinity H Every obset er has aotWd that Christianity flourished most among the common peoplethe laboring masses Their circumstances have been such as to deprive them of a broad education and a deep Insight of own observations a little light reading and a misleading pulpit have been their solo educators Will you wonder then when I say we have just begun the fight Great men are parents of but few children The constantly thlned ranks o fhumanlty are continually being filled by the children from the masses rolIiflcthe human species As they swell the overIncreasing throng of humanity and coming as they do from homes of Ignorance and superstition we need not weep like Alexander the Great Because there are no more worlds to conquer While are generation goes down to its grave an other steps out upon the stage of time It must be looked after y It must be educated or the same old superstition will overshadow It The clergy Is always on the alert Let us Infidels not be to sure that w4 have conquered and are in full possession of the world Vet let us be optimistic enough to believe that we are now en tering upon a new era Rural taU Is awakening the people to an unprecedented interest in reading And when a people tan be induced to read the race for Rationalism is naif won already What is needed now is science brought down to date land clothed in language that is simple concise and comprehensive This placed alongside the fallacies of the Bible will be convincing to the reason Then let every Infidel be a missionary among the heathen Let not Judge Ladd cause us to lay down a single weapon of defense or offense Let us redouble our efforts to enlighten the world at the earliest possible time But lot all bear in mind that most scientific and Infidel literature isfbe yong the kew of the common people Give them simple food for thought and reflection and they will become emancipated from their mental slav ery Yours for Reason X H SCHWARTZ THE NEW SUBJECT I have just received the pa Pklet Marriage and Divorce you bsiov ed comradeJ0000 IThose ef the lade M surfer r lth the BIKBt =JtrUM b well stated facts lIg end This arrangemeatby Mr Hell ry of our present unjust HystOt Marriage and Divorce ought io be read by every woman in the United states and by the members of legislature and congress and we propagan lists of reform literature should see to It that our representatives and senators receive copies with passages marked so they may be sure of at tractlng the eye One that is done a full reading Is secured and once read men of the world with broad views arenot going to entirely ignore or forget It and in good time legal en actments are bound to grow less stringent and demoralizing- Mrs Henry has dope a great service for women Indeed the service Is for all as one half the race cannot receive benefits without disbursing them It may seem long before preciable reform arrives but many of us shall participate In the impror ed conditions due to her work The anguished heart beats of suffering humanity seem to throb forth with every motion of Mrs Henrys pen Every sentence exposes the wrongs of our matrimonial system and earnest pleas are made for en lightenment and justice Order the booklet for yourself it only costs 25 cents and Is worth a dollar of any ones money After you have read it order several others to pass around among your orthodox friends I personally thank Mrs Hen ry for this splendid work It is bound to work reform HARRIET M CLOSZ THE BURNING OF tjARCH MONT MANOR The bfc ijvpof the palatial home of Dr Edward B Foote gr at Larch moat New York at 3 a m of Decem ber 28th will bring sorrow toa legion of his friends and admirers in all sections of our country The press despatches say that this model home with its costly library and THraisWngs Is a total loss The Liberal world will deeply sympathize with the great and good Dr Foote la the lose of his home now after a life of service to humanity when the weight of years and physical iafernatle rent upon him Dr Foote liar bees aa iavalld confined to his home for secaeUme Let us hope that the great steak of being aroused frees a KeoafetWtt bed on a cold winter night to seehkelove ly home devoured bythawjjiiwHl work ao physical and- Y j t kif philosopher of Larchmoat Manor The financial low of such a home will be heavy but the destruction of the Lares and Penates around which cluster tender memories for the old ia irreparable Let us hope that Dr Foote can summon the splendid courage that has characterized his fgrand and noble life to meet thisNmisfortune that has overtaken him la his declining years I am sure that all f1 the Blade readers join me in sympathy to Dr Foote and his family at this 3t time May this cloud roll away and is the sun come out in splendor and glory to brighten their uvos JOSE PHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky Cincinnati Ohio Dec 1905 Dear Brother Moore I sincerely hope that by this time your health is much Improved Ive been trying to find a chance to run over to see you but what with my own sickness and much work I have as yet been unable to do so You know tho Good Book says we should visit the sick and I try to live up to all the Scriptural commandments Besides I wish to see you In your st home in your dally living in order the better to get local color Into my sketch of you Having met you only once I feel that we are not as well acquainted as we should be When I come to see you Ill put on the gloves with you and cheer you up a bit After a few rounds with me youll forget you ever were sick Anyway Imconvinced youre going to get well and live a long time yet cheat the devil for at least twenty y years more The accompanying letter I take the liberty of sending to you believing the 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to have railed at th President of the United States and to have denounced him as a czar oppressor and evil minded tyrant whc was In league with Rockefeller and the enemies of mankind Roosevelt may have his faults but the Idea that he is in league with the moneybags and oppressors is so silly that the charge Is its own best refutation is the one man in the recent pubs life who has thrown mere considers tions of prudence to the winds in hit dealings with the money power A good many people will be aston Ished that the police should have terfered with free speech unless there should have been very bloodthirsty language but we are not disposed U quarrel with Policeman Colbert in the exercise of his discretion on this occa aloe We are for free speech in its most liberal sense but the exercise o free speech civilized countries must carry with it some responsibility the part ot the user What is the cuse or the palllatloa that can b a urged In behalf of a lot of Socialist and Anarchists just escaped from the grinding oppression of Russia who scarcely land here where there is alt compiete liberty as can be enjoyed irt the world before they begin to bit- the hands that feed them These alien SoclaJts who have been filled with hostility to existing la sOlutions In Russia or Austria or the military camp Of Germany bring their minds gangrened with ancient hates and wrongs to this freo country and Instead of recognizing the bless ins of the asylum which is open to them immediately transfer their hate against the United States and 1U in stltutlons Would it not be decent it they should wait until they are natur alized before they begin to attack country Free speech is very different In it- sietrects upon those who have been brought up under free institutione ant those who have just escaped from r tki oppr Mtpa of the Old World au toonicy Ainericans have back of t t1 ten eateries of struggle for free t i free InsUtutkj anal fat oevcrai hundred years Urtrjr IrII 3lMtvebeen schooled in the licees of Vfree debate at eleciJoo pad at all other times In our poUtloal I j 1aIga some very severe and unjusU Ii i flabie things are said but we allas derstand that allowance taunt be h rmade for the heat of an election Bs do not take the hard lan guage as a signal for the throwing of bombs or for the assassination of public men or tor rotting revolt sue i an attack on the existing Government with tho object of overthrowing it and our institutions But when the wild eyed Socialists from the savage haunts of St Petersburg or the slums of Vienna hear public men held up to public execration as tyrants and conspirators against the human race the result Is likely tp be something like the Haymaker riots In Chcago or the assassination of Presidents We can not make laws which allow for discrimination between those who know what free speech or selfgov ernment means and tho wild persons just from Europe but We can at least exorcise our discrimination la judg lng police officers who must decide on F their duty in the presence of certain peopleunder certain circumstances t Comment The above Je a fair Mm pie of the plutocrats American idea fof free speech The writer has ex pressed porno truths but the whole trend of his remarks is a shot at Socialism which he sneeringly asso elates with Anarchy riot disorder and destruction of government He calls the Socialists wild persons thebrigStates and of the American bprn adherents of that element among whom are many of the leading educa tors I venture to remark that most any of these wild persons from Eu rope can teach this editor the mean jug of Liberty Free Speech and Free Government Let us distinguish be tween these wild people from Eu ropeand those not wild I spent a whole day at Ellis Island and watch ed them come in I found a Brother Elk among the officials there and asked him to give me the whole in side of the workings The emigrants 1not the wild people are unloaded and penned and assorted just like the unloading and driving of sheep My friend pointed out the agents of con tractors and how they sorted out their droves and took them away a Tomorrow said he they will be put to work on railroads and work shops displacing the American born and at the next election they all vote Just as the corporations want theaitf vote ollI1jfhis voice against the contract labor o the corporations and their criminal cooperation with unprincipled polltl clans tn vptlng all this ignorant mass of humanity almost as soon they are landed This editor says that these foreign wild Hioa should wait until they are naturalized they begin attack tai before toI Wouldnt It be Just as decent for those who are not wild to walt until thy are naturalized before the vote The American has to live het 21 years before he can vote He also says these Socialists are gangrened with ancient hates and wrongs and bring them to this free country and instead of recognizing the blessings of an asylum immediate ly transfer their hate to the United States What liberty loving man having the privileges of free speech in s monarchy on coming to this sup posedly free country and finding that for years every attempt at free speed touching upon economic issues has been suppressed by ignorant Catholic Irish policemen but would express t s surprise and astonishment and point out the fact that the professedly liberty loving people of America have no pity or sympathy for the oppressed of other lands that those who are bravely contending against brutal autocratic authority are to be treated as villains and outcasts of society All this goes to shpw to me that the American people are forgetting 3the rounds of the ladder by whir they climbed They are forgetting that our Liberty is founded on the right ttf protest and that this right is based upon free speech They for get that the American revolutionist were proclaimed outlaws and Anar chists and that a reward was offered for the heads of the leaders in that revolution This editor talks about this being a free country Why right in Italy right in Rome right in despotic Spain meetings like this mentioned may sheld and not suppressed England and Switzerland are tho only coun tried In the world today that are the asylums ot aIthe oppressed In IxHidon the Socialist and ever the Aairchlst Js free to hold his meet ings ia the public parks anal express uJiI opaott ot the government y 1st government ia alias or RtrrYTJeop18 err theft e v untv t W tIM sttrprtoe of ines wh y grVea their Fines to the free humanity to old werld tries sad who could say their sap o r erewhen assuming the same privilege here they get whacks oa the heads by a club in the hands of an ignorant priest controlled Irishman Speech should be free asalrfree ML the sunshine It should be free anywhere and everywhere and at any Use It ehould be free to the Amer can who has been only one day in Russia or Italy and it should be just as free to the Russian or Italian who has been only one day in America Freedom of speech should not bo stricted by naturalization Such talk Is comtemptlbly silly and could only come from an ignorant bigot who does not now and never will know the meaning of Liberty The Socialists of Europe who come here are npt the only people on lover gangrened with ancient hates and wrongs ol government The gaugrene is spreading in our own country and It to spreading fast Just let another panic come to this nation like some we have had in tho past and the billionaire American sen ate will go Our aristocratic andI autocratic clerks will find out in time that they are neither our masters norj the government This editor slurs at the wildeyed Socialists from the savage haUnts of St Petersburg or the slums of Vien naV It proves nothing to slur and callI names The savage haunts of St Petersburg Where are they to be found Where are these savage haunts In the palaces of the Czar and the Grand Dulles or in the starv lag homes of the poverty stricken Where is this savagery most maul this editor talks like aa idiot He should be ashamed to thus exhibit his ignorance Of all the wild beasts ot the world the Grand Dukes of Rus sia are the most savage and bloody lilt should one of them come to Amer- Ica this editor along troth a lot of other snobs of his caliber would pass kim around on ships They wine and rUne him and bow to him and ape him But let a wild eye Soclahet from the slums that is from those who are arcshod to earth by the grinding heels if the brutal Grand Dates those who rd not allowed to be educated those vhp have to supply sons to fill theirt irmles and be killed those who proc iBco everything and live on blank read and water In order that those c rho produce nothing shall live oa the 2t of the earth those who are made ii Ah41 and kept ignorant and Imbruted thoso whose very poverty and degrada tlon shoud bring tears to this editor eyosIet one of these wUdeye one s come over here and give express f to his long sufferings let him pour out hIs heart in protest of the wrongs ot government here as elsewhere then Sergeant finals and policeman s bert courtall their oratory and runs them in He thinks it the proper cap er for Sergeant Dlnnla to use his discretion In stopping free speech And where did Seargent Dlnnls get his authority and why should thli foreign Irishman bo given the right to determine what a foreign Russia should say Who is Seaorgeai ais Aad why is a representative of the Pope of Rome a religious auto crat at enmity with free speech and every one of the basic principles of this government Jf it could be Or cpmpllshed by the saying the Catholi hierarchy would instantly utterly de strop this Democratic government to which it is constltutfonnalljr and un alterably opposedIWhy should a man be discredited because he comes from or rises qut of the slums Where did Jesus Christ come from Was it possible for anj good to come out of dirty degraded slummy Nazareth Yet this foal edi tor probably worships this same Jesus who came up from the slums and who began to talk sedition and anar chy and gqt killed for it Jeeltpwa I gangrened with the ancient hate I and wrongs of government and in stead of recognizing the blessing ol the then existing government ha began to bite the hands that fedMm broke In among the plutocrats and money changers stirred up PfLrUc- hell and got into heaps of trou ble Why didnt ho stay In slum Naz areth and keep his mouth shut What right had he to go up Into Jerusalem and express a tree opinion of govern this government so perfect that It must not be criticized by a foreigner We go to England Turkey and China and pass our 6prn ons dont we1Do we not permit our mis sionaries to go to other countries and there oppose tho existing order of things Do not tho people of all na tions freely Intlclze each other What makes the difference where the criti cism is made If it be true what makes the difference whether a Rue sian criticises us in the slums Of New York or in the slums of StPars burg The truth is the trutiDall places and Truth should be lies Slum to a short word Depths eC Poverty Thr ferNJUhsK Burn Abfatoa Tlaisaia Paine Maxim tkonMUMls of the heroes of nnffy ame from The farm has mesum as well a the city It Is not a disgrace to any nSaY to be born in the slums He cant kelp it It Is not a disgrace that he oup from the slums any yore than to rcolaanda disgrace but rather the government which breeds slums it to the bee die graced and where you find relVghms autocratic and economic tyranny- there you find slums Nearly all the great cathedrals of Europe stand in the midst of slums There is a cause for the existence of slums The slums of St Petersburg are far lees savage than the palaced row There to Ignore morality love virtue heart and soul in them I would rather go ohMr a man talk who came out of them than to hear that monstrous brttheGrand Duke Vladimir As long as one man owns estates as big as the state of Ohio Pile randred thousand or more men will have to live in one room As long as great ar miss have to be sustained to protect royal villains and noble cutthroats millions will have to live in one room and eat blackbread consequently the slums No man lives in a slum from choice It Is poverty that driyes men to vice and degradation and test are bound to be kept In poverty wheft they have to sustain royal parasites ol church and state and great PilUtarrI dont make themselves GovI ernments make the slums this picklesouled PhlladelphlaeditorI they dont want any one to rise up and tell the truth about jt Proud should every true American be of the people of the slums of sla today Led by those glprkHif attn dents both Russian and Jew they are making the boldest stand for liberty over made by man Their wocejM will make Liberty far more secure over the world The whole of man ity will step up higher in the ranks of civilization The Dourgegfeethe middle man is not doing it The men From the slum Is he who is giving up his life not the mien onlyrbut the t women as well Who ever heard of the autocrat priest landowner or monopolist de sting for freespeech and liberty iVho brings about all reforms ia gov irnment With ft few noble excep one the promoters of liberty all line from the walks of tbelowlyv rpm the slum Tram the carJCcg ma dne came Paine who starvM aa be wrote Front the backwoods log cab t T n t i iL la came Cromwell and Lincoln aM likewise came nearly every other great and potent character who figured Jn the worlds political pro grees Why should an unnaturallzed slaa be deprived of his right of ex pression his opinion that Roosevelt In league with Rockefeller and the enemies of mankind American everywhere have said and believe the same That is only a slight reflection compared to the statements of many prominent Republican loaders who declared him a dangerous man and who objected to him fearing he would dp somethaig to precipitate the coun try In war It is only a slight reflection com pared to the many insinuations depicted In cartoons Every one without prejudice can see that Rooseveltis all wind and has done absolutely nothing He has come out on the rate quo lion Whether he is for or against the railroads nobody knows as he talks for and against If something done In this matter then Roosevelt has at last accomplished something in the interests of the people Ten one the railroads wont be hurt any Roosevelt sent Taft to the Vatican and for this he ought to have been 1m peached Any other President preced Ing him would have been Impeached for the same Roosevelt manipulated a deal to give 7600000 of the money of the people to the Pope of Rome It was in fact a campaign gift of the Republican Party and his reelection was the result An American President thus in league with a foreign potentate lust as liable to be in league with Rockefeller notwithstanding all of hi goodygood tlk Why should any man express such an opinion or conclusion based on reasonable political circumstances Roosevelt is not a God Almighty He is only head clerk of the American people John D Rockefeller evidently is in league with some one high up in authority In todays paper one oi his prominent representatives openly stated that Standard Is stronger than the governmentthat upon the demand of Standard Oil two of the members of the cabinet would have to be put outff this be true if Standard Oil has gotten a lot of the mighty ones in compromising positions where they have to keep still and obey mandates why hesitate to tell it That Standard Oil is In league mighty senators it is generally bailey edrhe people know that It could sot have obtained Its concession other wise The wane of par Head Ctofk Roosevelt Is no teotfi sacred tkiaa that of his Senate subordinates Who tn particular will any of them be fif teen or twenty years from sow Why dont the Sergeant finals get after the Tom Lawson whose Impli cations are far more incriminating than anything a poor Socialist says The foots of Lawson ought to receive far more consideration than the mouthlngs and harangues ot the So cialistIt the old old story The rich and powerful may say what they please about government They may cartoon the President Cabinet and Senate and in thin way Imply rascal ty even more strongly than words But let some one rise up in the humble walks of life some patriot from the slums penniless and starT ing and say half about our political Gods that the rich dally say and it is a terrible thing and a menace to be curtailed I don not believe In villlfying either high or low officials but I do believe la free speech and ia telling the truth about them I believe in honoring them but I dp not bellev7in making Code of idolatry out of them They are human and after all mere clerks Most of our Presidents today are noneataea and live only la chronology There Isnt one person in a thousand can name them We have only had four great Presidents The office of president is an honor able office but when people who make the office fall to deifying a vacating politician it Is disgusting All the more so when we all know that as soon as a President is down and out and he no longer has favors to bestow he soon sinks to the common place and may walk along the street and not be particularly noticed I am not writing this in defense of Socialism lam writing it in defense ol Free Speech and the slur coat upon the slum The slum Is the product of rely gious economic and political tyranny If any one man in this or any other government should have the right of Free Speech it is the unfortunate at the slum If herantSjjnd villifleV tie does no more than hgh loned par- r opponents and were yow la his place wouldnt you think aBdtalkJ likewise The denizens of the slums some nearer tJanany one else in telling the t true situation pf government simply ecause they know its worst side Srom ictual experience They better than anyone else knowOf the corruptlowi the ballot because the oorraptor comes down among them kapwteg e hat poverty may be more easily JIi f t J IIJd A 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fluenced The corrupted lathe slums are an 1gels beside the political lords who corrupt them and the bloated plug crats high 14 society who furnish th 3money the same If that k k1aedltor woul 3see the reel dangers of government let him look lu on the secret meeting of D lg tymol1Owll cap mighty senators tThere to danger to our govern went la any tiaM of men who like Social sts stands tfree speech and come right out in tW open and say their My They may rant and tall wild but they are Jotthe only ones who do that The tdanger lies in the men who under the cloal of respectability anal official honor scheme secretly to plunder and cor ruptthe Mark Handsif you please and Waehn ton to full of them- I am not a Socialist As I have roftensalit Socialism Is a beautttu dream which the selflshnesi pracIf1But I alleys la ao that Soda Item stands IfinHmnlci pal ownrhip oI soeiie of fce utilities and I bblMoia MtakaUY aai XllfwMUMi aod iwi i the Mly eegrele dpItle tIM WOIW today that Je Malif any attempt whatever to apply justice tc human nrooas qis ntly ft Iagreat Improvement writ either of tM corrupt bit parties ta oeantry and over the autosrattc powers of the old world The unset that ass lie hoped from Scclaltew to the Influeaee It will have la optbpMitoir the old parties to stop their eerupJons and stealings and to deal honestly and Justfy I believe that best thing that could happen ate geverainent at this time would be the election of enough Socialists to the lisaU and Congress to carry In their iMtwte the balance of Senate pt the United States today there to not one representative of the peppierHot one Not anal In the House there i9 only one Mr Baker of Brooklyn The Socialist Is in Congress to fetus into that whipped cowardly and eerntpted gang some h aeety free speeeh and humanitarianism and taste the Jay nay I when they get men ef all classes will be as free to express their grievances as they ale la monardaieal Bnglaad There to no government worth having that Is not limed on freespeech Surely this government ought to be great and secure eooiiga sot to fear the ravings of a poor Russian whose heart and brain lwvebee Crushed to earth from by the fftiless powers of cracyand ehurob The suffering of the masses of Rus sin for cntnrto have bees so great that they ehouldenliet the sympathies of the world They have never known the meaning of Freespeech For benvjMw sake when they come to this country J tthinn experience the joy of t I1 they pereelve evils here weft as exist in Russia and if our- Presfdeitt appear to their eyes not unlike the Csar k seaetUngc let them proclaim Italpwd It should be their privilecs For all pteees JtMtiee and all Sea sons SuBMwr Freespeeeh should not be bounded by party natkwal or territorial lines It ices egek to ray intereet and an manlUrtonisa that Freespseoa exists in Russia Australia std Spala as tare The Liberty ot the in his country to aeyer secure as long iS the people ot other nations are ear alavedIFreespeeoh then sfeeHld be ualver ally free Aa unMtHrallsed citizens Ha Jut as mesh rJPt to it in this vestry ae PrMldMit Roosevelt MSI ir Mr either AneriSa hers cltiaea i 11 LL 7 v Charles Watts Joseph McCabe Singleton W Davis George Jacob Dr Paul Carus Stephen D Parrish J T Patch Walter Hurt number great Wilson William Cooper features colors need Infancy people There would be just as much sense In suppressing me m declaring some thing good of another government as In suppressing a Russian for pointing lOUt what to him seems evil In this Ina Trip to Rome I have had oc caslon to tell of the honesty of muni cipal government In monarchies as compared to the dishonesty here In a number of instances I have shown where the governments over there are superior to our own In common hon esty I was compelled to discredit my own country In the philosophy of this editorial lobster of the Ledger some Sergeant Dennis should exercise his discretion n suppressing me for telling what ap peered to me to be the truth Likewise I wrote of the evils of government over there Likewise I spoke freely over thereof the evils of their government and no one denied mo the privileges of free 1w got angry toward me or wanted lo i yetFree j some one else determlajw shish be spoken It la not something S handed out like a doctors preMtf jit lion and this is jut the attttmlii ky the Ledger editor Who to M ttutt he should assume to prescribe what man shall say naturalised or iua Mur ahead He to one of these kSSJEwTw =prat of the Fatherhood fdalart the Brotherhood of wan acid tines r would bowl down to sisal adore aRtM sian Grand Duke give hI the keys Ci Ithe city and wine and dine him aa4 then won a poor victim ot the sane royal cutthroats brutality oeswal IanltiImenta clubtAnd In this manner he would dejmonstrate the Brotherhood of The American newspaper in car tooning the Czar have made him out t a monkey Idiot wildbeast and every thing else abominable But let a Rue sian Socialist come over here and im ply half as much about God Almighty Roosevelt and they are ready tq tear him to pieces I have always observed thisthat 1tythey are They seldom tell the truth l about Socialist speakers and their meetingIt become an editor In a city like Philadelphia whose government for t Years bas been vile rottea vile worse than the munlclpallUeaofRUMlaag- overnment which has shamed the na ton and disgraced it abroad to gloat over the suppression of freespeach rCJany discussion of government how ever radical it nay be Language could not be employed In describing the rottenness of Philadelphia nor the Cowardly trawling llcksplttllng sub servlence of its editors who have known of the rottenness for years and who lid not havo the courage man hood patriotism and Americanism to come out openly and combat it Give us freespeech Let the Socialist bawl himself hearse It is Tar better so than to have editors who stulllfy the truth and who creep and cringe fore the corrupt powers of Politics and Monopoly and who being 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