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Cr jf i 9 1ifit kr1A r F Jt rr I it 5 i IJ I t n r 1trJ t ll t r fSf1tl V J BLJJJ GRASS BLADE j I sIEDI- TED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREITqtr RALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCEeI l I VOLUME XIV NUMBER44 I TERMS OF THE BLADE- One Issue for one year 100 nnelulDs of five NEW subscribers SQiteent8 each 250 for div- eTrmsi00 per iearln advance frelgn subscription 150 V ffywnew subscribers sent one year l ferfZSO Ma e all Money Orders Drafts and ffjExprees Orders payable to the Blue IGrswe Blade Lexington Kentucky When you change your address ad ylse this office giving your old as ar lias the new address jWtien you send your subscription say whether you are new or old sub m pwbltMtlM 1M W short II teeth KenMkYe EiNir dat pest L Metaater XMrsM all eemmuhlcatlensto BLUE- GRASSS BLADE P Box 393 Lex lt Kentucky EK Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 A PLAIN PROPOSITION fiSAit a merchant soils a Diamond Watch of Jewelery for 3120 which fcosfe him flOO he dont make a cent Jecause rent interest on capital vested salaries ouLoi date stock etc etc consumes this 20 per cent Therefore to live and accumulate wealth he must add 30 to 40 per cent to the j Jlr8tcost of the goods he sells tr5 Having disposed of my store I now tact simply In the capacity of your- Purchasing Agent giving you the f be elt of my 40 years experience and positively saving you the 20 per cent it costs a merchant to do business V Vten I receive yur order for Dlu llmonds Watches or any other goods the Jewelry line I select from all tke biggest stocks In Chicago pay rSish get all 1al discounts and ueually ship goods came day This r ls whY I can undersell all merchants 2iJlJirC8ll1 and yet make usual profit BnBertoll Spoons and Freethought f Charms and Pins Send for prices Cgand y great rUle tracts Theism In Crucible free Mr1 OTTO WETTSTEIN LaGrange Coek Co t J new pamphlet Marriage and- Divorce will come from press Decem iwiir12th All orders for same prompt jy fTlld after that date Price 25 cts k copies for 100 Send all Borders to JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky My new pamphlet Marriage and Divorce will come from press Decem bebr124n All orders for stme prompt ly tilled alter that date Price 26 eta a espy 5 copies for 100 Send all orders to JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky ATTENTION CONSUMPTIVESI I kill and clean the lungs of all Con au Puoo germs in from two to three tReelsNo dope MRSvC Kffi8KY 414t1Bellevlew Fla 1 ijJ itt1clMIM Aehlawd Ea A PI OF SOM1 TIA THERE BY JOSEPH HENRY The one trlrig 1 his harp On Is that Christi arose has ale vated woman Its ag is din ned In womans I she con elders it a crime J it The household slave aij k stove or washtub who neve a lent of Wages that all this Is a Chris tian duty The wo who bears a child every year or poselbiy by a brutal tyrant t abhors is taught that it is nden duty to multiply and r the earth whether she ii or whether she is able The who not only bears chiidr keeps and supports thje ho taught that self sacrifice kr j set woaran ly virtue The woman w tand noblest feelings are ed by subor dinatlon to reoo flsrlority istold that silent su evidence of the model Chrl oman And so the marl e and house hold drudge and t ory and field toilers struggle to the Chris tian virtues of aU n submission Each village and ibprhood has its martyrs to thee istlan tenets and these women mothers of the mental dwarf floral mon strosities thict s n Christian coutries yetw e to intrude upon the Orieatja because pf our superiority ln Austria one of the most Christian bountrles pregiuuit and moth era of large fern his track log tide raldroeA eto Sals burg TheseJ sngsged by the AMtmln r6 Depaet- Ihey top emlMaknieatf te keeiMrrows Today women are tmrrjine on their back tho stones sad mortar for theI new railroad slaUom atjNuremburg Bavaria In Austria nothing flourishes like rellgIoooothe 001 try swarms with priests yet not oaebf them las ever protested against w moo being used as beasts of burdi Church and State are Siamese twins in Aus tria and they see to lthat women bear all the children Nature will per mit and work them Iik4 the brutes of the field The negroes are the most religious people in the United States Out side of rank barbarism arVtherp such souless demands made eioa human beings as upon the negro women of the most intensely CrlstiaH commun ties in the United Sattes They are at once child bearers and burden bearers r The pay they receive JHot enough to keep them in working order and often the miserable ce paid them for their labor is iewanded of them by brutal or drwaken hue bans while the support Uielr nu merous progency falls oa tee mothers Tho average negro woman either cooks or washes for white families She lives in a hut In the kunw ol the city or town with few orjjo comforts She bears children as ofteas nature will permit and her wretched cabin- swarmsewith her miserable springs Yet through heat and cold sunshine and storm she leaves her own chil dren often without oodiligo to the house of the whites to cook 4heir plen tiful meals and render menial service to Chricstli families who Consider they are 4eelag their Christian duty by payNf hoc the nificent sum of five or sjlxiiWIars per month for her labor Her r Bed hun gry children await her atlrerae and more often than otherwtawifl tyrant brute of a husband denuuMtitJuid gets her wages from her Thaegm women are also the prey ol the preach ers of their race Thus t lIIMMant creatures are robbed iremployers and then we siiiir why- we have so many aegeeritalaals- There is nothing in CfcrtMssarelTlliza Lion so wrong trampMrpoa and outraged as motherhood W aething so cheap After the pertravail Christianity does not alhit ifwomaH to own her owe body ortlks atospriBg of her body Negro seeds aacB- used of being afahoseitII ir Jthelr white employers Wlwrf If the woman list llviag Biekaai had not muylalUt + iB upon her she fM WgvlfMtM a LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY JANUARY 21 1906 ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE flSepOG Side i as her employer and that is nothing much If I had a house full of hungry children and had to neglect them and slave for 5 or 6 lars a month I would consider It a greater virtue to steal food for my starving children than getting religion and being baptized Tho traffic In women inSuropo and the United States is appalling The civilized world is profoundly stirred at the revelations regarding the traffic in wompn at the recent congress held in Paris France and so terrible are conditions that another congress Is to be held at Frankfortonthe main in October It has developed that the traffic in women is as well organized as was the trade in negro slaves in the past Italy Spain Oer many Austria Greece England the United States and South American countries ale engaged In It and have their bureaus of distribution agents and price lists These countries are the strongholds of Christianity In addition to this organized traffic in women the highways and byways of Christian lands are lined with broth els and foundlings asylums Christian society stamps the fallen woman as the outcast of a system where male chastity is almost un known yet the church says not a word in regard to all these actual conditions but boldly claims that Christianity elevates woman The truth is Christianity itself has hover done anything for woman but to enslave her body and mind and down her to silence and it never will for the cornerstone of the system is the subjection of the mothers of the mental and moral fiber of so ciety cannot be improved as long as women are required to be beasts of burden involuntary mothers and dupedof priestcraft The children of the Austrian woman who build railroads or reaps tke harvest In the fields for little or pd pay emigrate to the United tales and betake themselves to bIetN care woaa see1c- rowd tats oar courts and prisons and we ascribe their criminal tendon Glee to all kindsf causes except the true one yet the church and society can easily find the true sense by look Ing for it If we had pictures ot some of our types of Christian motherhood hung upon the walls of churches and court rooms instead of scripture texts they might be such strong object leSsons as to create a revolution On the whole it might seem more important to any country to have a race of noble and grand mothers than to double track it with railroads ornament It with splendid churches or spread royal feasts Beside these types of Christian motherhood mentioned there are numerous others varying only In degree The widows mite is one of the trump cards of the pulpiteer and it is played for all it Is worth Thechurch asks for and accepts all service and all contributions from the poor est and most oppressed classes of women The widow lay her mite on the altar of the Lord and the sacrifices and suffering of the widow to obtain the mite is never thought of so it Is landed safely in the collection box The women of wealth who are at ease in Zion are another type of Christian mothers They do not bear so many children as the woman of tho poor classes neither do they suf fer and sacrifice as much but they dear the same load of credulty their poorer sisters do the belief that Christianity has elevated them to the position they occupy Take from the dull woman her luxuries surrounding gained for her by the exercise of In telligence and giant energy and all the Christianity in Chrisendom can not save her from joining the vast army of drudges who are today the wards of the church The eagles of Intelligence rejoice and the owls of superstition mourn when one woman discovers that Christianity Is her en emy instead of her friend as she has been taught- Neither men nor women are ethe rlal poets nor trained thinkers but they are both very weak and very erring creatures and Christianity for its own interest has bound them up with solemn vows and loaded them down with stringent obllgaUonsIThe comparison of heathen and Christian omen is usedas proof that Christianity alone elevates woman The truth is the heathen women are slandered their condition is not so bad as it is paint ed and the condition of Christian wo men is not so elevated as it is paint ed There Is a vast amount of method in the conduct of Christians Chapel echoes and pulpit catch words serve to delude tfut they do not always convey the truth Not Christianity has NOT elevated woman If it has why is the world swarming today with credulous giggling thin waisted parsons puppets Why Is it that the world is swarming with the noodles not one In a thous and fit for either a husband a fath er Women must be rescued from su offuoralWomanlj has the power to liberate the Iteasoband thought of the high est raclarpromlse of the world Will she do It Let ner range before her mental vision the pictures of women of Chris tendom and ask herself II the Chris tian elevation of woman is all It is painted to appear by the clergy Woe to the world as long as priest craft trades on ap heart of woman That heart with Its strength and wetmessJIts hopes its fears desres its and woo too to Christianity when the times arrives for it to reckon with womans awakened intellect and reason Versailles Kentucky PRISONERS OF FATE tBy Josephine K Henry The sun looks down on many weary hearts Though earth Is glided with its radi ance bright But shadows dark Fall on the lives of prince and waif alike And strife and poverty shut out the light It is moreid than feeble words can tell How manfiweary feet pursue lifes way rWith piersgg thores ineyery step tHfjt1 reefs aadcor f1 1t Whatfpylefso relentless to poor helpless oes As poverty That shylock of the race That gloats oer pain Finds joy in adding pangs to suffer log And Strives the last faint lingering hope to efface How morn many million prisoners rise each And go with heavy hearts to thank less task Each chained for life to penury andI toil To earn the bread that helpless chll dren ask How many souls llfea burden can not bear And seeks to drown Its woes in maddening drink With brain on fire Sink down to lowest depths of want and crime And drag both wife and children to the brink Of deep despair where haunting spec tree loom And all the right they have is but to live And linger on thus doomed by cruel fate o give their all and helpless they must give How many million women clank their chains Which have been riveted uy greed of gold Left helpless mute Slaves most abject to lusts of fallen men Until unfit to be either bought or sold There turned Adrift with helpless children too To suffer pangs of penury and despair Dumb victims forces to endure lifes bitter woes Nor look for hope or comfort any where How many prisoners on beds of suf faring lie Who know the racking bondage will neer Deliverance come Till brain and heart and nerve can bear no more And deaths keen shaft doth flesh and spirit rend And round these painracked prisoners watchandwaitT- housands of anxious loved ones night and dayI r v Till naught fe lefthem but an empty shrine r- Jt l r Jl J LINCOLNS VOICE TODAY 1 I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes mo to tremble for the safety of my country As a result of t war corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption Infhigh places will follow and the money power of the country will en deavor to prolong Its reign by working upon the prejudices of the pearpie until all the wealth Is aggregated In a few hands and the republic rs destroyed I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of our t country than ever before even in the midst of war God grant that myfforebodings may be groundless Monarchy Itself is sometimes hinted at as a refuge from the power of the people In my present position I could scarcely be juatl eIfied were I to omit to raise a warning voice against the approach of re 1 turning despotism It is not indeed nor fitting here that a general ar t gument should be made la favor of popular Institutions but there is one point with Its connections not so hackneyed as most others to i which I ask brief attention It is assumed that labor is available only in connection with capital that nobody labors unless somebody else iUowning capital somehow by the use of it induces him to labor LaborIs prior to and Independent of capital Capital Is only the fruit of labor t and could not have existed If labor had not first existed Labor Is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration I BID THE LABORING PEOPLE BEWARE OF SURRENDERING THE POWER WHICH THEY POSSESS and which If surrendered will ttd surely be used to shut the door of advancement for such as they andAfix new disabilities and burdens upon then until all of liberty shall be lost ifIn the early days of our race the Almighty said to the first of f mankind In the sweat of thy face shall thou eat bread and since ItlorIwholeIt seems strange that any man should dare to ask a just Gods assltance in wringing bread from the sweat of other mens faces JThis country with its Institutions belong to its people who in ll habit sage ITheseof a Maine physician I An ifl While heartbreaks over dumb and lifeless clay flowmany ulllipaeo- uWove trod the pith from y atk to hoary age Oer lifes rough way Are sitting by the heartstone that is cold And bitter burning tears blot mem orys page Because their children from the home have gone t And only memorys echo haunts tif place With steps and voices that have journeyed out On times rough tide or road they cannot trace v 1 How many children come into this life Bound by the fetters ignorance tiu forged If Captives till death racked Their blood a cesspool bodies with pain With heart and hopes by stern Fate lashed and scourged 1 Millions of Innocents prisoners Fate- Because the laws of nature lallydtoc warn- Because jy the darkened minds of men would quench The light of Reason So the world must mourn Millions of prisoners behind supernat And rustedkThat y Thesd dare not claim Damo Naturegas their God t But must obey blind Dogmas decree Their only beacons on tho seaofthAre alanterns swung by priestly handsiWhose idealisms and inate love of iSbiWreckand sands rJJjj Minds souls and bodies jbeating against bars Of poverty pain lust and ImclMRcd thought Pj Silenced by Fate Humanity ot every rank and By priests and robber barons solo and bought Itvj 0 Reason hasten on thytgtertoua 1Iy y and PoweryUnbar the doors andBetFjiteilpria ouersfree Versailles Kentucky Yji cr MRS HENRYS NEW PAMPHLET The pamphlet Marriage and Dl 4xor irrittwi by Josephlae JE t tteWyvH pusUske by J t arithsatraordlnade iibiro Henry who is handfke ea htiro large edition te receiving largee and small orders from all sections and ifrom all classes of people The leg 1 liislative season being on in manytstates many orders are being receiv r ed from lawyers and legislators whofhave introduced bills relating to Marriage or Divorce An ExGovernor one of th best lawyers and most prom inent men in our country writes that the pamphlet covers with rare ability and tact the whole field of the vital question and its strong argument r ahould be made before all legislative committees having such bills In chargeA Is on foot to supply 1w each of the members of several statea rr legislatures with a copy Several col umns of the Blade could be filled with commendations of this pamphlet and r women as well as men are ordering it and repeating the order to send to friends Actual conditions in every community are forcing people to think on this vital subject and Josephine K Henrys pamphlet presents many new ideas and the subject has never before been put before the public In such a reasonable common sense mat ter of fact way This pamphlet willA i alike Interest and instruct men and women the single and the married t and oven a dissent from the argu ments Dade by Mrs Henry may y cause others to give their Ideas to the world on the one problem that effectsr t the welfare of the human race Much i credit Is due Mr Jan E Hughes for the beautiful and artistic style of the pamphlet and his work la being highly commended All orders sent to JOSEEPHINE K HENRYT ra Versailles Kentucky All orders sent to tho above address will be promptly filled by return mail as long as the edition lasts Send in your orders now 25 cents for one copy five copies for one dollar aci NOW IS TH ETIME TO VISIT HOT SPRINGS ARKANSAS r l The Great National Sanitarium Kf Best reached ae Iron Moon tarn Rouw Hot Springs Special leaves St Louis dally 801 P M iving Hot Springs 800 AM Quick time and elegant service Through Pulman Standard Sleeper and Free Reclining Chair Car For Descriptive Pamphlet and further Ininnation dress H 0 TOWNSEND AfStA A GALLABHHB DP A No 419 walnut St OiaeiaaatVO 7v ykr i f s hi 91I fi at tP HAPPINESS t An essay read at the Oregon Lit erary Contest April 23 by Otto Wettsteln Grand and sublime are the poss nI ties within reach of man A true Lori of Creation he alone is capacitated upon this world of beauty and of e grandeur of sunshine and of loveto tully appreciate and deeply to revel in y t the bliss of his magnificent environs month Ho alone Is endowed with senses so acute and a mind so pro found as to duly estimate the sublimity of his position and good fortune which favor him with vast superiority and many grand prerogatives denied animatetworld He alone enjoys the posses sion of faculties which enables him to Infer and logically to deduce that f he has whatever his lot In mein finite occasion to rejoice and to be hap py and to fully appreciate the propl tious conditions surrounding him all tending to transform life Into elysian bliss a Human life isas It were posited upon a well adjusted balance repre f seating on the one side Joy on the other grief Woe to him who will permit the latter to outweigh peace and happiness Twere better indeed than tsuch a one had never been born The solution to the apparently complex and profound problem of life may be found in the simple law of na ture that in the practice of virtue alone Is found true happiness Noth ing olse Is needed Establish this plain proposition let the world follow Its just postulates and vice and misery war and desolution and anguishand tears will vanish from the face of the earth All our actions all our motives are prompted by the intense desire to be happy Happines this magic word defines the one grand object and aim of every human life tIt Is the ar dent aspiration of tho good and the coveted talisman of the bad It is the star of hope all seek through lIfe the paradise all long to enter at Its close It is tho great finlg1 all are desirous to reachthe sparkling pinnacle of this grand and beauteous temple of life beckoning with Its en ticing splendor all to enter its serene f portals and upon whose altar all most Jfenently aspire to invoke their suppli cations It Is more than this It is the very t foundation of the social structure the life rW breath of humanity and the f vital spark which with its k tease pow T er eteetriaea into a fcwla beaitky vrtih Isedertty lt hum o Itmoniev than tW rI- tl fa Ua eWta t po Yy Me It to the subtle dement jrUstf i yitrsf caused animal life from its prt 4 rIIIrY stages to evolve to lia prsamt jt rsublime altitude of human perfection tiy and the potential motor which now la cures the perpetuity of the race sjad IV prevents the degeneration and final ex Vf Unction of man t Happiness is to the mind what per fect health Is to the body conditiea or prosperity bouyancy thrift Recess a grand consumatlon of all that Is glorious excellent and exhlleratiag In life The great end and aim of an Omnlclent Croaterif there Is one is and must be achieved in behold S ing his creatures enjoy tho loftiest and tbpurest degree of transcendent happlr ness Happiness ia gain wealth 1treasure a great fortune securing to us on object in life and a motive mak- Ing life emphatically worth living lor Finally It is the grand reward tke just compensation for all the necas sary Ills of life the balm which makes life tolerable e diadem of gems for the pure and good And without happiness what Indeed were life Without sensations ofjoy and pleasure without emotions of fe Unity and bliss without frolic aad laughter without the moderate Indal gences which gratify our appetites vanity ambition curiosity etc wilk out love and reciprocal loye withoa those happy hours of recreatioa and festivity so exhlleratlng to the body and mind which all alike both rick and poor may Indulge inj without those precious moments devoted to art music or literature when the Intel lect Inspired by the genius of the worl4rmay soar in rpgious of unal Joyed bliss without all these and many more of the grand prerogatives within our jeach what Indeed werf life good for IConceding then that happiness is Ike great desideratum of human existence let us Inquire into the causes which produce and promote these harmony ious and salutory conditions It is capacity to enjoy power to coal ceive and to realize the Infinite varie i ty of happy eircumstances and bean tepus objects surrounding us In their Irridescent hues aptitude to apprev elate and to revel In the ecstacy ot bliss which constitutes true happi ness It requires intelligence ill crimination perception a just estlnai ton of the really good and beautiful and lots of good sense to be truly kap Conditions and objects which anr whoamyntroscape l IJj 1 r f The Lord Making Adam in His Own Image hlsVmore Ignorant and unfortunate brother unnoticed unappreciated The beautiful landscape the placid sea ihe stately oak the music of the winged songsters tho lovely spring time the birth and unfolding of shrub and flower tho grandeur of a starry night the bewildering panorama of heavenly bodies Into endless infinitude the enchanting moonlight transposing our world Into a wondrous fairy scene the tempest and lightning the rear of thunder and the fury of the Waves all these things to the appre ciative mind make life attractive and taelnatlng and illume the world in bMuity and in glory Aain the possession of health the Ca true friend the love of sad a dearer 0Matiil ij9tif jprospsrltyaatdwffei ilea ot oar chdWrea tke slsdy of hu loaa character ae we Journey through life a free press free speech free schools and all the rights conferred upon us by a grand and Tree govern men all these advantages should be the occasion of dally rejoicing and con tjnuous happiness to all LiB ut alas for the frailty of human rlkiture How many of us who are favored with an abundance of all to cheer our path through life pluck from the richly laden tree the golden fruit within our reach Has not habit and continuous indulgences deadened our sense appreciation of all these bless lags and seeking new Joys building new castles in Utopia do we not ex beust our energies In pursuit of future happiness at the sacrifice of the great wealth in our possession How many of us cannot now recall the happy days in years gone by with mingled emotions of joy and sadness with joy because of the truly golden sadnessthatoppreclatedtkese amply realize this one glorious oppor unity of a life time this grand aggregation of circumstances health youth Beauty love peace and plenty all ducive to true and unalloyed happi ness and prone to indulgence in dreams of felicity and bliss Or did we grandopportunities ofasease of dumb I If there is any time in life when all fare nearest that highest standard of Happiness which It is possible for mortals to enjoy it ja during those pro enthusiasthtallyBell iOh tender longing sweetest hope The golden time of loves first kiss foe eyijljeholda the heavens O- WtiThhart too reveleth In bliss- ORwould that youthful love had been But child In springs eternal green The sublime and exalted emotions are Indeed possibly only to the appre gtetlvo mind of pure man and woman As beautiful flowers breathe irweetest fragrance to gladden our Marts so the good and virtuous enjoy peerless and transcendental degree eh happiness and impart the same 8j8ll wild may be so fortunate as to basil in jthe sunshine of their gladness Wtirely unknown and impossible to b wretched votaries ol vice As pain PhY1slcaland vice will result In misery and wretchedness As health Is the neces sary result of harmonious conditions of body and llteso happiness is the grand fruition of true and noble thoughts and deeds Love the highest possible manifes tation of human felicity is th6 pro cious reward only of mutual goodness honor virtue and chastity Only in the rich and precious soil of human excellence can It flourish and exist Vice and Immorality necessarily ex tinguish the last spark of 4oye It is a natural instinct within Ithat we detest vulgarity and crime aW in proportion asJemanifeattltes debwdn t we e our own ands M aid tlNt the respect and love tdee o those wi whOm we come In cal tiei A s 1t1ci possible for pain to Isa happiness so It is impossible to lov that which injures usto love thai which is ioathesome and vile Behold Chastity and Virtue Where is the artist among tlb great sea of humanity which encircles Ute globe the genius so sublime who upon the canvas or from the block of purest alabaster can transform an image of such seraphic beauty as to emulate or even approach these peerless at tributestBehold the honest man In broad cloth or rtgsln palace or cotwhat matters his station his brawny skin his humble profession where the diamond so brilliant the light so rad iant the pearl so precious aa the charming gleam from the eye of an honest man You will say however honesty too often goes begging and virtue without bread while dishonesty and vice may revel in luxury and happiness Ah but appearances are a deceitful guide The tears of honest hunger are a greater source of happiness than all the seeming pleasures of the dishonest Croesus Dishonesty and happiness are antipodes as antagonistic as fire and water and as the former takes possession of an Individual the later vanishes before Its conquering foal There is one treasure within reach of us all my friends one source tit an infinite sublime degree of happiness inalienable within us and which can never be taken from us and that Is to be honest true vlrtuousand thus happy at all times This treasure is greater than all the gold of the universe and life itself as thousands of mayprovetiles among Heathens and Christians alike have suffered all tile tortures of a fiendish Ingenuity yet heroically would not sacrifice their honor to pro cure life liberty wealth and to be restored to a long life of happiness among their loved ones No They demanded a freedom of conscience the privilege to live an honest life and thisipiness they would and did not sacri forluneIto ua who live in an ago when it Is said all have their prlcewho can hardly realize this grand mental condition yet its reality must be acknowledged It seems to be a superhuman attribute yet fully and truly human which in itself Is of so much ipeater importance 11 t 0f PH P t tt t PtJ and value than all else that all treas ures and joys outside of It are but like phantoms and dreams That It Is almost Impossible for us to ascend to this sublime degree of moral excellence I admit and neither is it necessary yet I think I have es tablished the proposition that as we approach this sublime standard of morality so will be the degree of our happinessTo the different phases of human Joys and woes would fill a vol time yet I must call your attention to a few of the various exhibitions hu man character all prompted by the same intense pursuit of happiness See the poor drunkard seek Its goal ja ttie tempting draught which cheers imtoxtefttes then kills The thief in rho gill tthta is readiy k se- sarie0aateriettC Ise ataFiaUe gratlflcaUoa to r vege his sup posed Insulted sense of honor thus tully proving that hp has n nelfhe libertine In debaucherythus casting continuous and true happiness and all which makes him truly noble from him The liar and swindler who traying his friends and creditors for financial gain Is thus doomed to dis grace and ever shunned by honest men The reasons for the crime and con sequent wretchedness of all these poor deluded creatures may be found in their supreme ignorance They have yet to learn the simple ABC of the great moral law and philosophy which is that true happiness Is only found In virtue and honor and In like degree as we contribute to the happiness of others The wealth they thus dishonestly acquire is but the ignis fatus which will illume the way to their terrible destruction The hap piness they strive to and do obtain but a frenzy and a snare The grati fication of their appetites but a wal lowing in the mire of beastly indulgence Their expressions of love but hypocrisy and disgust and their abode Indeed the fools paradise Were they but truly wise the drunkard would find true happiness In abstin ence or moderation the thief in rath er parting with his last dollar than to steal one the murderer in a grand and noble manhood who like Tllton In sublime and stoical magnanimity forgives that crime which of all It is most painful to forgfro and forget the debaunchee in the holy presence of a tru and faithful wife Thus also the assignor who swindles his credi tors does not know that in so doing he defrauds himself of that greatest of earthly treasures the name and happiness of an honest man True it often happens that a person once convicted of crime is again re ceived into good society and I for one would be the first to propitiate the fense of an unfortunate brother or sis have for true manhood and purtaoln ter yet that profound respect we have lor true manhood and pure womanhood we can never never again entertain for them And Itla this consciousness of honesty of purity which casts a halo of light of brll whichIwhenever of a mighty volume are yet turned the limitation of my time reluctant ly bids me close Selecting a very l 1rJ iVVit I 4 l IQtJ fOt r EVERY DAY arFrom SEPTEMBER 15 to OCTOBER 31 LOW RATESTO Montana Idaho Washington Oregon 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Ipcupoa the brigbt side syltfe M andtMt ooateBt waste to si rwwdinfc clrcNJHtM eare the tlr itpIrqtUa4te to battle life successfully Mid told will banish enVy malice Illtemper despondency conquer adye slty and triumph In ser enity of min peace and satisfaction And this n DIUty of character these precious boa nudeS tff humanity are the magic ra whichsecuring to us the precious ooaof exalted happiness then refloc ion decattor like bless- Ings among allour associates and loved ones Again Do mt seek for happiness in the future bi t remember you will probably nev be any happier than you are now j Utopian ideas are fraught with great ill in sri much as they rob you file happiness within reach Let new the great present be your watehword every moment is precious anll oace lost Is vanished into eternity forever Be happy nowl There is not one here who has not finite occasion of rejoicing at their happy condlUofi in life The very fact of being here proves It Think of the crippled and blind of tho deaf and the dump of those racked with pain and tear and who In vain dun thelrjagonyblessed and luxurious rest of those millions of cityf poor who never enjoy the boon of ajire and honest breath then thiak frour comforts of life of your privileges of your Culture your independence and your happi ness that you can today attend a tree contest tIi free expression of thought of a Jre people in a free country 0 peace anal plenty Then think of ueIn Ireland the In ales CklMr xthen think poor Germany ai HuMla whose phan tone of warairtblopdnow haunt the people and pStut that classical atmosphere wlEsrt Schiller and Goethe sang songs ef Utte and liberty and where amill4oaef the flower of man hood are aww Ia terrible selfdom arrayed in the lme of battle awaiting but the cam and command of an unBcnipttybwlytwt to slay each other and to detafe their beauteous father land seas oCMuman blood You my frjede Mink of It And when hetyrialMs the comparative fav weIare elate it then be happy Remember 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Wilson at onoe to watlfy me of the supreme sorrow that had come Into his llle and 1 arose rom a bed of sickness to hasten to his home When I reached m and clasped his hand he could only moan his unspeakaMviai ry Hla agony was something pitiful to witness as he knelt in Uw Gethsemano 01 an inuring grief could only press his nand in lniiaeeand loon thd sympathy I could not express I can Imagine no elgktwore pitiful than a strong man bound beneath the weight ot Suchlfie l suffering like a storm strlcken oak of the forest J For myself I could scarcely realize the truth jot the Uf dy even while I stood dumbly in its presence But a few brief days before I had seen the winsome little lassie in all the vivacity pfher lightsome youth while with an engaging delight she displayed tQnelUtoneof her fondest friends her lavish treasure of Christmas prwsaato and as with drowning eyes I looked down upon the dear dead face of her who in life had beenmy pet I felt for a moment as if a swMt Mar had fal len its altitude as If an exquisite harraoBy ereationa had ceasedIDeath is not repellant But in the young It in i widt In the Autumn of Age when we are weary with the way sad would stop awhile then death Is sweet and serenewo are 1fkeirli leaves that rustle softy to their rest But in kites season pJlljpfiB death is like a belated frost that cuts down the tender flower wktli t1 irun folding and Itls the cruelty of losing this unfulfilled1 fi iriuiceuiat makes us tomourn But death mirrored no horror in Marjories sweet features Her beautiful head lay pillowed upon blossoms her face M fair as any flower among them To me she looked for all the world like apluck ed lily In a Dower of roses And thus shall I always like to think or hen Marjorie was an unusual child gifted wlthmu rages bf mind and charms of person She was wise beyond her yeawIserrthan- many who have reached maturity She entertained aiilwiys with the brightness of her speech and always the strange f8veiopment of thought in one so young engendered wonder In the itoiipner Stie read Understandingly books that would tax the ot many a grey haired and she found perennial pleasure in their rA ling OHer markable success In her studies made her thee p ei pride of the teachers of her school trom the superintendent down Almost1 it maybe said she was a child with an adult mind Net oily was she a student but formed hervn conclusions did her own tjiiaking and more times than I can mention has she surprised weke odd measure with her original ideasShe was one of Ute most aattuMU of readers and kw understanding and Interpretation of 8aakoartaa characters ws sometkingremarkableThe at the home at 230 oclock Thursday after The address was by Prof John Burke a Liberal friend bipr Wilsons family and a devoted admirer of Mirjocii Pef te + a notededucator and superintendent of theNel4rl1r piiklie ikwils aL r f f KrtN REMARKS OF PROF JOHN 1URKB tir Dear Friers At the reiuestof her parents I iperlc a few worda over the mortal remains of sweet little iMarJork have known her since she ilrst began to prattle on her m uerskandwhool heard of her death this morning a pang of grief shot am rrqw through my heart In my visits to this hcme she always HIM ni to Hie like aa angel of light and Joy I have sometimes come here llimy heart burdened with care and have felt the load lifted aa2 rtinoved by her Innocent and cheery prattle I express my deepest ai d most heart felt sympathy for the parents and all the Intimate lit nds and rela lives Little Marjorie was a most precocious child I never saw a brighter t child and I have been closely connected with ehlldreaall my life Her power of comprehending the thoughts of great masters of litera ture and her delight in them were to me something very remarkable At six and seven years of age she could read ask apprfafate Shakes peare Longfellow Whittier the Cary sisters and othetgreat artists In the realms of thought feeling and imagination lH waa born with a love for the beautiful In nature art and thought nain the words of the poet Shelly she always seemed to me to be Y t to tiy An embodied Joy whose race had just staf She was the life of the home the spirit of Rparity and t love that sent its Influence to all who came under the r Power of those heavenly attributes fMy heart bleeds with sorrow for her parents UwtiRo more will they be cheered and charmed and soothed by her iBHOMBt and sweet talks and ways in the home circle I can myself feel fef them more keenly from my own experience of like nature In an hour ot despondency over bereavement the poet Lowell once wrote Not all the preaching since Adam has fade death other than death and while in this sad hour this seea true yet even now there is a balm for this the most bitter of all rthYMlIirl8BCeSta balm that comforts and consoles but cannot heal the iravaital spirit Our little darling will no more be with us la the body but her memory will dwell with us as long as our lives last After the first bitter hours and days and weeks are past this memory will steal over our lives like a sweet perfume and finally when in aiojaiiats of calm reflection we come to meditate on the trials aad suff dBg8 that tAll to the lot of most who live to mature age we may fHian unexpressed and inexpressible Joy that this sweet Mower was removed from earth to higher and purer realms before her iaaotlbnt and pure soul was tarnished by its alloy With all our doubta and misgivings with all our 1M as to what may lie in that mysteerlous realm toward which all UM Hvifig are speedily moving we all feel we all know that nothlbc if lcancome to little Marjorie To me all Nature every lee4elMt d and ieIrtiatheiall religions that ever existed teach that INroad this SittCsosse of ndHgled grief and Joy there Is land of puce de1Isbt tellthego- od and pure will live forever To me an4 I am aot aiOM la this sentiment there is no such thing as annihilation in UM pltpieal world and although this mute temple of clay which was they bowo offthe bright spirit that has fled is no longer with ws yet igtrlt that once reigned there vea somewhere and the dl pt tin peat WkU tier in this sad hour ISlr trusttf it Jr o77 rt Physical science only deals with the isate ial tbMweh weeeet or hear feel or touch but in this fork rtkena afeei6efs- oul deeper sad pore divine than all that UjJta kt heiswhickt- eaekes ueto look up to that mysterious fort lrol kVjSSihwsvwHk J v L iJ t xJi f e1i M ic f J SfMi it an eye of faith and hope and trust and with feelings of consolation thatall Is for the best It amounts to nothing that there may be foolish and cruel creeds of religion that pretend to hold the keys of the kingdom that lies beyond It amounts to nothing that there may be things that seem absurd in all religions There is a deeper philosophy of soul that teaches us that all these religions are but offshoots from the Great Source of Infinite Love corrupted as they traverse the fields of humanity with the dross of earthly vessels and that back of them all is the measureless fountain of Love embracing them all nourishing both their flowers and their thorns but still In Its essence the same In Its nature as that spirit of love and Joy and Innocence that actuated thl sweet child while she dwelt am ng us In hours like this we divo to deeper depths and soar to loW ir heights than are taught in our creeds formed by men With the i oet Longfellow we feel A There Is no death what eems so is transition This life of mortal bre ith Is but a suburb of the life lyslan Whose portal we call oath In that great cloisters stl Hess and seclusion By guarding angels le Safe from temptation safe rom sins pollution Sho lives whom we cal dead Day after day we think what she Is doing In those bright realms jot air Year after year her tender stex pursuing Behold her grown more fair Thus do we walk with herjand keep unbroken The bond which nature gives Thinking that our remembrance though unspoken May reach her where she lives Not as child shah wo again behold her For when with rapture wild In our embraces we again behold her She will not be a child But a 1alr maiden In her Fathers mansion Clothed with celestial grace Beautiful with all souls expansion Shall we behold her face And though at times Impetuous with emotion v And anguish long suppressed Thd swelling heart heaves moaning like the ocean That cannot be at rest Wew11l be patient and assuage the feeling We may not wholly stay By alienee sanctifying not concealing The grief that must have way With another poet we may also feel and say We know not where His Islands lift Their fronded palms in air Wo only know we cannot drifteBeyond His love and care We know that the change called death Is the portion of all the liv ing and being a part of this wonderful system called Nature In hours like this it is not omy the mission of philosophy but that of reli gion as well to be submissive and resigned to the Inevitable to that great law of change Implanted in aU things when the morning stars sang together at the birth of creation d All that live must diet passing through Nature to Eternity With or limited vislon In this taberMncleof clay we caa ot see ikeeitbrie abetila w tit endless cHIa of being through we are itlWwp caaJeel eves when our hearts are wrung with grief that it must be a blessing and not a curse in spite of our aagulstj there comes to us al- ls still small voice which whispers All is well- I believe with all the earnestness of ly soul that little Marjorie stll lives Her sweet life is quenched onfrtbforever but her pure bright spirit dwells and acts in a innocence and purity were better adapted than this sordid sclnsh world of care and is not far from us at this very moment Let us comfort our selves then with the thought that while our hearts are breeding at our loss our little darling is in a realm of happiness and Joy and I believe of usefulness is saved forever from the cares and sorrows of this un friendly world I have Just been handed two stanzas that her father wrote to Mar jorie when he was on the boundless ocean a year or so ago Before- I read them let me remark that as her father on the unfathomod ocean itself an emblem of the Infinite thought of his little girl at home and sent his love across the waters and lands to her may we not all feel that the Infinite father feels for and loves his children with a love that passeth understanding May we not likewise feel that this child having now embarked on the Infinite ocean we called eternity may send her love to father and mother back from the known I shore This to me is a conviction In spite of all the doubts and dogmas the creeds and cruelties that mar this world of time Here is the poem MY MARJORIE When I look down In the beautiful sea- A wonderful picture appears to me In those haunting depths with surface so fair Mysterious things are reflected there The low reaching skies of clear azufe blue Are blending with waves of indigo hue From light to dark and from dark to light They change and break Into snowy white A rainbow Is nestling beneath each crest Like a spirit seeking a haven of rest Upward they rise and around they whirl yAs If they were trying to fashion a curl Then they dash Into spray and float away Like windswept locks on a sunshiny day But the picture which so plainly I see VV Is the sweet girl face of my Marjorie The haunting blue depths thro which we plow Reflect the mysterious thoughts of her brow The dimpled billows are those in her cheeks And her golden tresses the suns bright streaks The blue of the sea and the blue of the skies Are the lights that blend In her violet eyes The rainbows the spirit reflected there JiairThee The dash and splastt of the gossamer spray t Are her locks when tbro them wild winds play Yes Im certain when she first came to me She rose right out of the beautiful sea Like all things earthly she has come and gone but as we lay her mortal body in the tomb let us trust and believe that she herself her pure and lovely spirit will bo a ministering angel to all the good and true of heaven and earth At the close of Prof Burkes eloquent and touching tribute Mr M J Cunning a warm and intimate friend of the family and one who loved Marjorie as his own arose and recited a poem Could The Flowers Speak wrlttenby Dr Wilson several years ago on the death I i 3 Ajh1fiA e f iJ 1f of a friends child This poem said ho Is appropriate on this oc casion not only because It wai written by the father but suggests self to me from the presence of the many rare and beautiful floral pieces In which Marjorie lion embowered The poem Is as follows S1 COULD THE FLOWERS SPEAK What a pity the flowers can utter no word What a pity no sound from their lips ever stirred Could the violet but whisper the rose but sing The honeysuckle murmur the passions of springLr t What stories of heart sad and sweet they could tell Since the secrets of lovers they know so well IWhat a pity that speech to them Is forbid When they Ho so mute on the coffin lid Or when lone oer the grave their fragrance they shod tThe lonely companions of the dear dumb dead What secrets of love and of death they would tell Could they speak but alas they keep too well Following Mr Cunning the Rev Robert Watson pastor of tho Second Presbyterian church of which Mrs Wilson Is a member read a chapter from the Bible and offered a feeling prayer The singing was conducted by Mrs Wlnllred Shoop a lifelong friend of Mrs Wil sons and a prominent music instructor of Washington Court House MarjoriesfNever have I known another funeral so remarkable In some of its features showing as It did how In life this child hind so endeared compelling1y 3actorthe funeral and those who came were mostly those of middle age orrfar advanced In years None came from curiositynot a morbid mind was therebutall were drawn together by the magnet of a common sorrow and young and old together mingled their tears while a throng pavementbelowIn her ability to attract and attach to herself the young and the old LltUeNellverdelineatedprobablybecauseaccording to this measure is her loss more great May they both have tomorrowsBurial sympathywithAt the grave Mr Cunning saidrIt Is the dear privilege of those gathered here to pay the last tribute to affection and respect to this child whom wo all loved We now give her back to Mother rtha pure untainted flower and one as lovely as ever fell Into her bosom To dear little Marjorie we all say Farewell Farewell 4 UfeIever expanding love of the many hearts she touched with the magic wand of her earthly brightness She sleeps well cradled on the brest of the All Kind Mother Death is cruel only to those he passes by A TRIP TO s ROME NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Within the next month Dr Wilsons book A Trip to Rome will be rom pleted and ready to send to subscrib ers Since the subscriptions were giv en over a year ago many have chang ed location and were I to send the book to the address first given It would not reach them To be sure 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human rights of one ball of our people namely wom en It is a sad fact that up to this time women have concerned themselves HUe about their rights They have accepted in silence the con tlons made by men the wrong injus tice and Indignity put upon them by Church and State A voice In public affairs is the right of every citizen and this right rests on the bed rock principle of our go 41 ernment Yet half our people the most moral half are still in political bonds A thousand objections to women voting have been made but not o applyiAll others failing the last objection Is that Women do not want to vote p It is true that the mass of women do not and why Men have told them that they are not concerned in public affairs which are beyond wo mans sphere The two hardest worked words in the lexicon are Wo mans Sphere They have been doing constant duty ever since Adam opened t the world to the public but women who think are retiring them from ac tlve service Millions of women have bX cause r Womans Sphere ogreThero did man get his commission to bound wo spheru He can do anything or go anywhere and never get out of his sphere Man can sit in the presidential chair or take a nap in the gutter He can go to church go to the saloon go insane go tonis Satanic Majesty go to the penitentiary or go to Congress and never get out of his sphere In the past in every condition of i womans life some man usually ap peered upon the scene with advice borrowed from Adam the children 0I Israel and Old Common Law Woman accepted the laws customs and aha nets laid down for her without pro test and one of the most emphatic of these has been Thou shalt n vote which means in other words Thou shalt not have a voice Inhuman affairs and the laws that shapeJ your destiny Suppose that women in past years had ruled the world and held me 1fnsubJecUon as was the case in the matrlarchate WN Ute mass of mea be demarovju i ballot today derta h JcoTiH liu lllUUfl TO rt a i jetted demandedtbelr Hbjjrty A few intrepid have fought lib ertys battle The subjected claaaee have always been unthinking stolid silent and subservient This le thlcondition of American women the masses are ebllv 1busicy and every State and municipal lawt effects their personal and property ln terests den have told women that it is unwomanly to Investigate and dis cuss political and social questions and when they confine themselves t0of the fashion plates and cook books they call them weak frivolous and silly Men who hold the purse and j make the laws have told woman that hpvvoting is exclusively a masculine pre fr rogative and then declare that when r all women demand tue ballot it wl bo granted nothingtf and just and In accordance with American principles thatthQ pea 1 pie and that includes women should have a voice in public affairs theIi fthe ballot should be given them at 1 once if not single one of the Temale a itr4is not right then it should not be grant toed if every woman in the UnitedC i States clamored for It Whether the suffrage is an inherent or a conferred right it is an axio fithat that right has no sex The CuII and Fillpplnos may well distrust the intention of the United Statese to grant them Liberty and Artliwhile we deny these to one half our own peopleaf arectthen logically the women who do jf not want the ballot must belong t the weak minded sisterhood How dotJ B our conservative sisters like the class ffVlficatlon the idea that the masses of women arp weakminded It often kihappens that all the brains in the faithin the heads of the j and it can be no where shown that no masculinity has a trust on common sense Men do not seem to realize that they know every thing in this ed world except what women know bet ter It takes ten times as much men tal strength and poise to engineer a household and rear a family as it does to lead an army fill any political office or conduct a political campaign Itls said that the American home is the Bulwark of the nation Our homes are prij5 Uyrun by women They tera tie best run institutions in our JiM Mf all our institutions were oaa par with American homes we would jbe an Ideal nation and yet we owtall this to a disfranchised class Now ta few words to the women wko dp not want to vote I wish dear sisters you would for a few mo ments duff spring hat and put on a tbiBking cap It is not wisdom to acceftwithout question either laws or conditipas Ponder this fact dl men outside of the lunatic asylum and the penitentiary are considered re sponsibl beings and inherit a vote at the agejof 21 years Women who are sane aawho never transgressed a la may jive to the age of 121 yet thlvs in itself ssevere reflection on the mentol sexljIn Kentucky convicted a and Wett are alone excluded fro pauperstomay vote but no nativeborn law abiding ltel1lgent sober virtuous tax paying woman may vote in this State that boast of its democracy and chivalry Dear women the next time you say you do not want to vote think of thepolltlcal company you are in ands surelY that will bring a p test against disfranchisement Yo are told that if women voted it would unsex them I do not think the autho- of r such ideas does either Surely expressing an opinion by dropping piece of paper In a box will unsex wo men Jt would unsex men who buy an sell votes stuff ballot boxes and steal elections which is being done in all section of our country some women do not want to vote lrInfear men not be chivalric and p Ute tojthem This is a delusion have claimed my right to vote fo many years before the Kentucky Leg islature committees of Congress through the press and from the plat form al was nominated by conventions of men for Clerk of the Court o Appeals and Superintendent of Pub He Instruction and I have never yet met with any tarns but Chester fleldlan1 politeness from all classes 04 meat If men are polite to women who Itwant to vote they would overwhelm with chivalry and politeness the women who had votes ItThetreet scavenger and the boot importanceIwomen theState Woan are told if they went to then polls imtp would Insult them I pro pounce kls a slander oil the male sex AmerlwuM hays too high a regard for wo ieo to do suck afefBtatthiog aMvmaaattMIJ4 ne atee IIilUf would yak him the Iwrv Besides there k no tew that compete all classes to vote at the same plaits If women had the lot they could have their own poll ug places and if they did it in a dead certainty that they would be so order and attractive that all the good and decent men would edge around to the woman polls leaving the ringsters rowdies and ruffians in possession of the masculine voting places It is strange that women should be afraid men on election day when they are constant companions of fathers broth era husbands and sons the other 364 days In the year Ito said that women should not have the ballot because they cannot fight That is true Women Icanlght but they are too decent to do so as a rule Some of the greatest womengThevery earth has trembled under the tred of women warriors and their armies If the Russians had today Catherine a Maria Theresa or Mar 1garetat Anjou in command of their armle the Japs might not have such triumphal march as they are having What eonaection is there between bal lot sad bullet If only the men who bear arms hAd votes the polls I wo ldlIel omeplaces most of the men la Congress and our State Legis andmnumber that are not supreme crip weaklings and mental and physi defectives would be disfranchised politicalocompany of lunatics idiots criminals women and to these would be fighteand the O8ts of Dr Osiers incompe tents who are dyer 40 years of 8gec President Roosevelt would lose his pastoage for enlisting in the army Millioav of men have no intention of going to war and the clergy are ex empt train bearing arms yet all these classes Jo right on voting some of early and often and there is no ought rf excluding them from the of suffrage Women are told they have time to vote If they have not the world is doubly unjust to them and some of their burden should be remoVe How is it that great business men have tine to carry on political cam paigns hold conventions march in proce s Americans are daft on marching1n unlforms attending lddgeaeonclaver military camps go- Ing flshlBgr and and going on all kinds yet i i- I Ifborees jti a iLfJt find time to vote and attend to poll teal dunes Women dolls Could ter talnly take a few minutes from seers ty duties dressing euchre playing reading or sleeping to drop a plec of paper in a box and women drudge could rest a few minutes form theft endless drudgery to do the soma Of course there is something pressing in the Irish womans obje tion to casting a ballot She said her friend Bridget if wed go ou votin wed have to be magistrates and judges and such like Auld mot efactors and theyd even make clt councilmen of us and then where be our character 0 Bridget save us from votin For as sure n the blessed sun rolls it will land In the State house or Congress ant then whatll become of our souls A vote is simply an opinion cry talked into power on the most vita finimpublic interests Surely all wome are capable of having opinions al married men will testify to this fact Suppose that the next legislature of Kentucky should enact a law that all women with blue eyes should bt hung that all women with black eye should be sent to the penitentiary and all women with gray eyes shoul turn over their property to the State couliuliberty and pursuit of happiness without the ballot lcaVoters are not las votedor as convictions of interest dictate tcacan put to her Jewel casket or cedar cues maybe some day she will find somethingrdoes want done The very fact that men say that when women want the ballot they will jusinot display much faith in the asser tion that women do not want to vote Versailles Kentucky THE ROME HOOK Mr Hughes will soon have A Trip to Rome ready to be mailed to sub scribers ItIs going to be larger than I expected at first to mike it and as this will cost extra for paper printing and binding Mr Hu es Is justified in requestIng readeralto ad vance postage Even with thtoA xtra he will not make much on they oak sad Hall the edition U CKe w j like nay tyb ttbig au sure will be plwwwttwi the book I have not departed the least from my usual style of eAn sloe just simply ratted It Iii fact it is no attempt to write a book but rather it is a long letter to my friends describing my trip It was mostly written in by busiest hours I do not remember a time when minutesI would liked to have rewritten itbut it is probably better just as it is If I had tried right hard to exhibit the possession of an extra stock of brain matter I doubt if it would have been much if any better so Ive just let It go as I wrote it without rewriting a book I believe presents aa wide a diversity of subjects aa any book of the kind written It is both like and unlike Dog Fennel a book which cannot be surpassed in dome ways In clearness of description and humor no writer not even Mark Twain has equalled Mr Moore But in A Trip to Rome I go not only as deep into the past but deal equally with the people of today and present present day problems Ido not believe Old Rome has ever been written up as have written it What I have said of Rome alone would make a book of itself and worth more than the price of this book One chapter of 30 pages deals alone with the churches of Rome Another Roand about Rome takes in a general de scription with that of all the Pagan Ruins Catacombs etc Another and the most important informs you of How Christianity got its start In Rome giving a history of the rise Constantine his character his pelt tical combination with the Christians the Council of Nice Compilation of the Bible and the subsequent reign of terror which followed and of how Paganism was literally crushed by the sword Besides all this I go deep late the trickery of the church ddescribing how saints were manufactured and the use oi relics indulgences etc and an Immense lot of holy hocus pocus of which all this is only an In Imatlon All the way through from first to last I lay before you onp continuous panorama of sea country mountain river city church art manufacture old historical places ruins agriculture history biography aneOote lid dents of travel social conditions ode ation and a thouasnd miscellaneous things of interest My descriptive of Venice I l believer Ti S d to be worth the price of the book You dont want to miss my Besorlp tion of St Marks and The lieges Jeems Armstrong of Texas deCrlp1tion night I spent part of an afternoon alone in the dungeon of the Doge In what Is called the Cell of the Doomed and from which thousand upon thousands had languished and taken out to be executed My description of the whole of Italy I am sure will peculiarly appeal to all Liberals as here the Christian superstition was hatched and to this subject I give particular attention The book will have 23 chapters and between 360 and 400 pages I hope the edition will all be taken up Mr Hughes is printing 2000 copies and he will loose If tney are not sold Send your order to him at once When you get the book If you like It and can afford it buy one for some one else who will appreciate it Let the orders come rolling in The season Is now on when you have to hug the fire and stay In at nights and have time forreading Come go with me and let us take A Trip to Rome Send 115 to James E Hughes Lex- Ington Ky- REVIVAL HAS SO GRADUALLY That Few Realize It Says Dr Wash ington GladdenWhat the New Movement Means Columbus Ohio December 31 Rev Dr Washington Gladden Mod erator of the Congregational churches of the United States In a sermon de livered from his pulpit today declar ed that the world is in the midst of a great revival of relglon that has come about gradually that few have rea lized it Dr Gladden said In part There has been during the past year a marked change in the mental and moral Attitude ofa groat many per sons hundreds of thousands of people old and young are thinking ferently about life today from what were thinking a year ago today they have a different idea of what is worth while This thing is the air The newspapers reflect public sentiment Nearly every one you take up has a paragraph or an editor ial which puts the emphasis on the real things the value of characters What shall we any about the influence whisk has so changed the mental and moral attitude of greet multitudes of yaopla What MM been tdj III1at atalwltiwvltal ee il grat 0t perhaps lit thtt country hu ever experlaooed It bM tot taken on the usual form it has not been conducted in the traditional way but it is the genuine thing It Is the very thlng that is needed When treat multitudes are standing before the problem of life confessing that It us a different meaning to them from what once it had that things which they were once eagerly craving have lost much of their charm andI that things which they once lightly regarded have come to see them theI real things what can we say of them but that they have met witha change That is an oldfashioned phrase and it is a good ono to scribe what is really meant by conversion The religion which thus coming- to its own in this revival is not one that puts the emphasis on clearing off heavenmaking this life a better life and this world a better world CommentDr Washington Gladden- of Columbus is one of the noted men of America and his opinions lirou my subjact is always worth noting He is a liberal preacher and far from elng a bigot He speaks out boldly in defense of labor and against the rimes of corporations Unfortunately his influence is greatly offset by association and alliance with an t organization itself in league with the iorporatlons The church could not stand long wlthou the aid of the coney it is deriving directly and In Irectly from monopoly- Dr Gladden made a great stand a Inglehanded fight against his church cceptlng the great Rockefeller gift We must put it down to his credit hat he stood boldly out against taint d money and no doubt be is work IInpne mistake natural to all religionists that is that the reforms which her perceives to be coming so gradually s htthe of a religious nature He declares present drift is to live not or the next life but to make thislife c better life and this world a better small cry which occasionally Mlay is coming out of the church tan been the great cry of Freethink ra for centuries It Is the modern ry to the economist and laborre armor It Is a revival which pro e k Ht r Aiffs FOR FREETHINKERS r iFreethinkift o are numerous names to- Blade readA i hdding- Josephine J Henry Charles Watts Glarece 8J D crow Joseph McCabe J Dr J B itiroe Singleton W Davis H rrietrCJOGeorge Jacob Holyoake ProL W Jamiesv Dr Paul Carus ParrishOttoM M MNajibtrian Walter Hurtr AU Rationalista will want to rend in the current number Dar rows groat tiele on PunIshment and Its Function Free thought tlfiftlWfentialof All Progress by Wilson CAll is Matter All Matterii Mind byDr William Colby Cooper and Liberal Optimisnlmany other Jlrttclasg features tdiE CULTURIST THE WORLDS FOREMOST FREETHOUCHT MAGAZINE ji IapBE OULTUEIST PUBLISHING O0- t l r Box 970 Station M Cincinnati Ohio t iJt r The Worlds Best Typewriter I iwEall supplies for all makes of machines mpetent stenographers who can operate any ipake ofmachinefurriished without charge to ci er party tend for our looklt or a Mlonun to just why the 1 Iteich Premier u the most and of ill trA tr 4 134 W 4th Street CINCINNATI 0tv ceeds from the owins intollintand Increasing pop of oBe3rvatlbn of humanity ia Lloeolk MW Itm 1il the entreat 41 i even many e mta ti Llfcral are tl1- lbllndt1t This wave ofr yJft1whlcb Dr Gladden mlstn psbel8g religious in character tan t proceeded from tue church at all 4denJsQnly echoing the voice Rationalism He is away way behl g eyes me who have only recently ippeared upon the practical scenes oi life This man of Reform was utar by the heroes of Freethought tw or three centui lea ago As men became free reli giously they gradually become free politically and from oetof such soil developed economic ptdom and all three Influences ari today coming closer together for tJMpurpoJeof helping men to live far and to make this a better life and a better world It has came gradtMlfjr aUenUy wire Iy until now it has perceptibly pressed itself upon tits wOrld It is not a wave of rellgloxbut a wave of intelligence the of the sense of justice infctrMit in the mind of man B W 0J METHODS t The Organization kto a Political Boiwfe W0I rUaiHTrMClfLAR OPTHliSOOVllWWENT andprersinX iXecrachmenteot ic cleilaitlcinn the 8ta4h a uniting with had tUHtmg Iedivlduab enader patty ui Juttly relying aed political preulon or hluaf caniif yfirs bytheg ail te governmentalalialp libertylnctlali rolwhlclf acu1ar and went meet t Our k an Scad PaHMA ItvassIuINfpglib iHTOH rI tr There is ot gra m from subsctlptfanj MGrp 7vw tQ pay Up r rs Is liohtndtz i a We Sell and Rent TheSDlith Premier it 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