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Digital page images are linked to the text file. rr 4+ BLUE GRASS BLADET Parker EDITED BY A HOnand Ashlnud Eat 81101 Bld T OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY ONE DOL LAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE I VOLUME XIV NUMBER 46 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11 1906 ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCS ttTERMS OF THE BLADE One for one year 100 f In clubs of tive NEW subscribers 50 cents each 250 for five iprcrms 4100 per year in advance torelgn suoscnption x150 Five new subscribers sent one yeas tor IloU laKe all ivioney Orders Drafts ano Express Orders payable to the Biut Grass Blade Lexington Kentucky hen you cnange your address au vise tnis once giving your old at I t wad as the new address ivyhen you send your subscription t whether you are new or old sub scribertlon153 W Short B ibt Lexington Kentucky I at thTpost office at LeI g as second Class Mall Mat 4uHASS communications to BLUE BLADE P Box 393 Lex kiington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 I Cumberland Telephone 307 A PLAIN PROPOSITION 1t if a merchant sells a Diamond Vatch or jeweitsry for whiCL costs nni iul he dont make a cent because rent Interest on capital in vested salaries ouLof date stock etc etc consumes this 20 per cent There t tore to live and accumulate wealth ho must add 30 to 40 per cent to the 1urllt cost or the goods he sells Having disposed of my store now act simply In the capacity of youi Purchasing Agent giving you the benefit of my 40 years experience and k positively saving you the 20 per cent it costs a merchant to do business Vten receive yur order foi Dia monde Watches or any other goods In the Jewelry line select from all the biggest stocks In Chicago pay cash get all special discounts and usually ship goods same day This Is why I can undersell all merchants 20 per cent and yet make usual profit Ingersoll Spoons and Freethought Charms and Pins Send for prices and my great little tract Theism In the Crucible WETTSTEIN LaGrange Cook Co My new pamphlet Marriage and Divorce will come from press Decem bebr 12th All orders for same prompt ly filled after that date Price 25 cts a copy 5 copies for 100 Send all orders to JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky My new pamphlet Marriage an Divorce will come from press Decem bebr I2tn All orders for vime promnt ly filled after that date Price 25 ct a copy 5 copies for F10O Send all orders to JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky t The Blade is a few days late with this issue but the next will be out on time and mailed to out subscribers in time for Sabbath I JIj Jti r As Though In a Dream The Hand of Death Fell Upon our Beloved Leader V Editor Moore Has Passed Into the GreatjUnknown Was Laid to Rest With Loving Hands Tender Tributes Jto a Noble Character Whose Lofty Mind P Soared High in the Realm of Intellect 1J j PRESS NOTICES OF FUNERAL Editor Cgarles Chilton Moore is dead The end came at 2 oclock in thepfftemoon of Wednesday February 7th By the time this issue of t Blade reaches its readers the tired and worn body has been laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Lexington on a grassy knoll surrounded by towering giants of forest growth a spot in keeping vitii his great strengths of character His funeral was attended by more than ogle thousand people and the parting words of love were spoken over his bier by Dr J B Wilson Mrs Josephine 1C Henry and Hon Moses Kaufman of Lexington Time and spade will not permit us to publish these addresses in this issue of the Blade but provisions have been made for their publication andthey will appear in full in next weeks issue They were perfect gems of oratory and besides expressing regret at the los5gof suchtt lelifcantain ttst9rcolttfutueut alased unnn reason and justice Alr number of extra copies will be printed and those desiring moo than one copy should send their orders in early that no mistake may occur in delivery The death of Mr Moore was not sudden or unexpected Al though he had been a sick man for several weeks he had shown signs of improvement and his family were entertaining hopes that he would recover Two days before the end came he lapsed into unconsciousness from which he never rallied When the caress of death came he was lying peacefully in his bed oblivious to his sur roundings or the teals that were being shed because of his going from loving wife and children True to his ideals in life he re mained steadfast to them in death At the last a quiet peace fell upon him and he went into that great sleep the dreams of which knows no awakening and whose repose fears no future With this anuouncpment of his death and burial made through the columns of the Bladethis paper which his hand and brain brought into active life and work made to his thousands of friends and admirers it has been deemed advisable to here reproduce what others have said concerning him taken from the columns of the Lexington and several foreign papers As previously stated the funeral addresses will be published in the next issue of the Blade and also a sketch of his life by John R Charlesworth The death of Mr Moore will not cause any suspension of the Blade Its usual contributors will continue to write for it and it will be published from week to week From CourierJournal CHARLES C MOORE DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS Editor of Blue Grass Blade and Wide ly Known AgnosticPicturesque- Career Lexington Ky Feb Charles Chilton Moore Editor of the Blue Grass Blade of this city and widely known Agnostic who preferred to call himself the heathen editor died this afternoon at ocloclt at his home Quaker Acre near this city alter an Illness from heart disease which had confined him to his home for about six months None but members of his family wero present when tho end came which notwithstanding his long Illness was not expected at the time Although visited by many clergymen Mr Mooro did not mango his atheis tical Views before he died Mr Mooro was born December 20 1837 on the farm where ho lived at tho time of his death and on which he spent most of his life Ho named the place Quaker Acre It Is situated eight miles from Lexington on the Huffman pike Ho was tho only son of Charles Chilton Moore and his mother was Moryanno H Stone a daughter of the Rev Barton W Stone who shared with Alexander Campbell the fame of having found ed the religious denomination known tg 11 7Y as Christians or Disciples Mn Moore had three sisters One married Judge James E Can trill of Georgetown an other Dr James D Grlsslm of Georgetown and the third Major Thomas Brent who was killed In battle while an officer in the Confederate army and whose widow lives on a farm ad Joining Mr Moores Mrs Cantrlll and Mrs Grisslm have been dead ninny years Minister In Early Life Mr Moore was married to Miss Lucy G Peak of Georgetown February 1418G7 Five children survive him They are in the order of senori ty Charles a chemist In the Agri cultural Department at Washington Leland who has for years managed his fathers farm Brent who last year attended Oxford University In England and Is now a student of chem istry In Columbia University and Miss Lucille who is a teacher of music In Louisville Among his early school mates who were reared In the neigh borhood of his home wero Gen John Castleman and former Judge John G Slmrall of Louisville W C P Brecklnrldge Robert J Brecklnrldge and Joseph B Simrall who a few years ago was Mayor of Lexington Ho graduated from Bethany cot lego In 1858 and six years later was ordained a minister of the Christina Church Alexander Campbell presiding at the ordination Ho then took up 7 work the of an Itinerant preacher in the mountains and this was succeeded by several years pastorate of thii church at Versailles it wad at this period of his career that Mr Moore according to his auto biography first became Impregnated with Infidel ideas His faith he says received its first shocks from argu ments with William J Hatch of Mis souri who was left stranded finan daily In Kentucky after the war Strange to say he converted Hatch and baptized him Into the church vvbllejHatchs Ideas converted the pas tor to Infidelity After preaching a sermon ono Sunday to his congregation lie closed his Bible walked out of thel church and calling a meeting of thelolflcers of his congregation told them io wits an Infidel and tendered his rapignatlon which was accepted pttriiJSfeiir Mr Moons then returned to his farm and after picturesque career as a reporter on the Lexington Observer and Reporter the Lexington Press and Lexington Transcript during which his erratic genius involved him In numerous complications which generally caused his dismissal he In 1884 established the Blue Grass Blade which was a purey personal organ even to the extent of using the pronoun I Instead of the customary editorial we and this paper he continued to edit until his death From too beginning tho paper assailed the established order of government and religion In almost every department of civil and religious life and In February 1889 he was sent to the peni tentiary at Columbus 0 on convic ton In tho Federal Court on the charge of sending obscene literature tnrough the malls His penal term was for two years but after serving six months he was pardoned by President McKinley and returned to his farm in this county and to the man agement of his paper the latter how ever being toned down to a degree which avoided further conflict with tho Government authorities While bo was in the Columbus penitentiary Mr Moore wrote a book called Be hind the Bars which was simply an autobiographyIn Mooro made a trip tc points of Interest on the Medlterran ean Sea and extended his touring tc Palestine His observations on this trip were embodied In a book which he called Dog Fennel In the Orient This was his last distinctively lit erary effort and ho had since devot ed his attention to his farm and the Blue Grass Blade He was a most do voted father stood high as a public spirited citizen and was popular with his neighbors From Lexington Herald DEATH CLAIMED NOTED INFIDEL Charles Chilton Mooro tho noted In Idol author and editor of the Blue Grass Blade died yesterday afternoon at 2 oclock at his country home Quakeracro which Is near this city aged sixtyeight years Heart disease was the cause of his death which was not unexpected as Mr Moore had been practically unconscious for twin tyfour hours before tho end came The end was peaceful and without a strug gle Mr Mooro several days ago real ized that his death was not far dls taut and he said to tile members of his family that he wished to die as ho had lived and firm In the belle that ho had advocated Ho said that if t i f if his belief In Freethought was wrong then he wished to die wrong tor ho did not intend to renounce his relief in those principles In the death chamber were the fol owing members of Mr Mooros lam sly Mrs Lucy P Moore his wife Miss Lucile Moore his only daughter it Loiand Moore his son and Mrs Mary M Brent his sister Ho is also survived by two othei sons C Moore Jr of Washington u C and T Brent Moore of New funeral services will bo hula tomorrow afternoon at oclocit at the cemetery chapel Either Dr J B Wii son of Cincinnati or Hon Moses Kaufman of this city will deliver the luneral address Ihe story ol Mr uooros lifo is bes told by himself In tho following interview given to the PressPost of Co bus seven years ago and is copied irom tits book Behind tho Bars i was corn sixtyone years ago sue turiu where have resided ail uij ute about eight miles from Lexing ton Ky My lather was a wealthy wan and was an only child was iett with all the money could wish for and my check was honored over the State when made payabio bj my father But I did not spend much uioiiey itather tnan go Into soclet and spend money lived as a recluse spending most of uiy time in studs and reading I mad two intimate con panlons One was the brightest boy l have ever seen and the other was about the dullest One is JUdge John Simrall of Louisville and the other is General John B Castkmau also of Loulsvllio I received my early education from a private tutoress whom my father secured in New York due was a woman of remarkable ablh des and we regarded her almost as one of the family When I grew old enough to go to college I started lul at what was then known as Transyl Ivania College at Lexington but I diali not like the place and later went to Bethany College It was in the yeain JS G1batJ RntALed JJuurnn44ws years later I graduated with the degree of bachelor of arts During mj stay at college I was ranked as the most popular man there I was popu mar with the profesors and best students as well as with the most harum scarum boys enrolled I was Into every bit of mischief After returning home In 1858 started in to preach and throughout the war I was regarded as one of the foremost preachers of the State At one time I preached at the same church with James A Garlleld I did not know at the time who he was but remarked that he was a very unusual man and a good one but a politician rather than a preacner During the war I was an abolitionist and a secessionist and I did a great deal of good work for both sides Shortly after the closo of the war I made up mind to walk to Pales time starting on my walk from Liver pool England I did not complete my Journey however for reasons which will describe later I went across the water however and started out from Liverpool on foot I went from Lon don to Paris walking all the way and made a host of friends doing it One rather Interesting thing happened aft er I left London I had been all day and when night fell I reached a small town Iq which there happened to bo a great number of Her Majestys soldiers and I could not get a place to sleep for the nlgnt I consequently left the town and a short distance out of It camo across the mansion of an Engilsh lord whose name I cant re call I was determined to stay there that night and so on approaching the placo I walked right past the porters post and into the house where I met his highness the lord told hint of my mission and said I could vouch for my honesty He doubted me and aft er some little parley said I could no remain there Then said I would sleep In the roadway In front of his house Meanwhile his wire canto out and after a short talk with her he called to me to como back and stay there I accepted and our evening was a most pleasant one Next day when left they gave me a hearty invitation to return and tho lord gave mo rjjuifhs cards which I still have On5 day while near Paris at the suburban town of Bois do Boulogne saw a man drowning In tho Seine and it afterwards proved to bo an attempt ed suicide I saved his life by swim ming In after him After getting him out I helped him to his homo and there discovered that the affair had como out of somo domestic trouble But the man when I pulled him out j ihanucd mo in his French tongue a thousand timeswShortly after this I received word that my sister had diet and I becamtso homesick that I gave up my Jour t fey and started for home Alterfreaching my Kentucky place preach ed for a year or so at the Christian J Church Versailles Ky During mj ministry mere the most remarKablo thing of my life happened It was mj mange from a preacner of the Gospel an model Ono of my most inti mate inends was Viillaui J Hatch who was a son of the oxpresident ol the university and one of the most learned persons I havo ever met He vas an Infidel while I was a Chris dan He came to see me while was i noiiio uuu the preeminent question of our lives Immediately sprung up vo mutually agreed not to argue on the question but to get the very best oooks on infidelity and Christianity and read them carefully He was at my nomo six weeKS during which tine we studied thu question constant ly I converted him and at my next ouuday service baptized him This is wnat that operation cost me A lew uundays after that was preach ing at my usual place when at the close of tne sermon closed the Bible and walked down from the pulpit and out of tho church called a meeting I of the elders next day and Informed hem that they would havo to get an utner preacher as I was skeptical and could not preach what I did not be lieve I was an infidel and that after a most careful study of the subject it was not my Intention to say much about my change of belief at that time but the question was so often put be for me that I did finally make a pub sic avowal of it After that drifted into journal- Ism acting in the capacity of reporter and also editor of the Lexington Tran script and Dail Press Both papers flowever have since merged into other papers so that they are not known by that Avjime now I folowed that vo Uon ort anOM until when nrtid ny n rrJwdidthatbe cause I w jjpm while on tho other papers toexpress my thoughts I was a moralist and although an Infidel I nave done more for the demimonde of Lexington than any other person that ever lived there Ono night when I was walking home from town it was a cold snowy night and I lived eight miles from town I turned the whole matter over in my mind and decided to start my paper Almost at the same Instant of my decision I decided to call It the Blue Grass Blade and it still bears that name In my paper I fought the liquor question but did not have the support of the professing Christians of the town My paper had a wonderfully wide circulation It had as many read ers In Massachusetts as it did in my State and in Nebraska a State I was never in it also had a very wide circulation But the people were not in sympathy with my publication and I was too much of a moralist for them and finally I was unable to get my paper printed In the town Then I took It to Cincinnati where it was printed for some time and I finally got things to running in Lexington again so that it could be gotten out 1893 I was locked n jail In Paris Ky for two mouths for pub lishing tho following statement in my paper If had a contract to bore for hell fire would build my derrick where the Christian Church of Ky While I was In jail I wrote a book entitled Behind the Bars worked on It day and night and finally In a fit of despondency after I had completed It I tore up all the manu script and threw It Into the fire Some time after that I was assaulted by a man and jailed for fighting At the time of my trial my attorneys were Christians while the judge was an In fidel and was cleared Once again after that I was Jailed for blasphemy but released after a short imprisonment The article which caused the arrest resulting In my being hero was published In October 1897 My life has been one of adventures and I can not but look upon my present condition as Just one of the notable occur rences In my history The keepers here at the prison have been Just as kind to me as they could possibly be and am very grateful to them for all of It The warden has told mo that I will work in the prison printing office where I can do proofreading and oc casionally write a little squib of somo sort and that will be very enjoyable Mr Moore was released from tho Ohio prison after six months impris onment When he returned home he 0 t 1 r ghn BLADEJt ekl s h EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY NI OOL LAN A YEAR IM AOVANC t AIIGIj4 n CHARLES MOORE Founder of the Blue Grass Blade 0 Died February 7th JAMES E HUGHES Editor and Publisher TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION Issue for one year 100 In advdnca In clubs of live NEW subscribers cents each 260 for fivo Ternil100 per year In advance for eign subscription J150 per year Five new subscribers sent one year for f Send your subscription by registered ter Post Ofllco or Express money order New York draft and If person al check add collection charges as for collection iJchargo Money Orders Drafts and Ex JYl press Orders payable to the Bluo Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address adblso this office giving your old as well as 1the now address When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old sub 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for Lila J monds Watches or any other goods In the Jewelry line I select from all the biggest stocks in Chicago pay cash get all special discounts and usually ship goods same day This Is why I can undersell all merchants 20 per cent and yet make usual profit FreothoughtIthe Crucible free- I aOTTO WETTSYEIN r LaGrange Cook Co My new pamphlet Marriage and t Divorce will come from press Decent bebr 12th All orders for same prompt ly filled after that date Price 25 cts a copy 5 copies for 100 Send all orders to JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky new pamphlet Marriage and lMy will come from press Decem 12tn All orders for sime promnt after that date Price 25 cta r a copy 5 copies for 100 Send all orders to JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky r Tho Bluo Grass Blade In clubs of five is only cents each Send us the t names of fivo of your friends and and have the paper sent them for a year No better way to spend your money for missionary purposes IN CLORIOUS FULFILLMENT O- Ff THE LAW OF LIFE Mrs Josephine K Henrys Eloquent Tribute to the Memory- of Cur Beloved Deadfuneral Oration Upon the Bier of Our Lost and Loved Editor Wo aro called again to the side of an open grave Wo come hero with hearts filled with reverence and our set shod with silence to pay a last loving tribute the beloved dead We can hardly realize that the lam lllar taco will greet us no more that the end has coine to the tired body that the bright mind has gone out and that the brave patient life is oer How little do we know ol this won derous thing wo call death It makes no noise occupies no space It speaks no word One moment life is here the next mom en death has taken Its place but so gently so quietly that one seems only the shadow of the othor This Invincible presence sanctities wuatever It touches What can wo say of this wonderful mystery of death What It is no one knows what lies beyond It no one can tell All that wo know is that it is natures way of ending life It Is natural therelore nothing to Tear Deaths shadow falls upon all that lives Did death take one and leave another did It rob one family of Its household jewels did it put out the light In ono home then indeed mlgnt we arraign this yisltpr and rebel against his de cree U is the inexorable law of nature that nothing exempt from the swnv of tbl rIhont klntr Whatever Is universal jwo must somehow regard as best If to ate is an evil then to be born is an evil for every step of life is a step toward death Because we can not see beyond tho grave is no reason why we should Tear to pass through its portals We do not fear the mor row We wish the day to end the night to come It Is natures cry for messed sleep Death is a part of ture and when life goes out when the eyes close forever on the faces and the scenes we love it may be It must be we are launched upon the surges of evolution pointing humanity to that better salvation wrought out between the hammer and anvil of cos mic law Yot with humanity In the grasp of eternal law Is death not sad then I Too sad for words to express the grief the desolation it leaves in the heart The living have always wept over the dead Blessed tears I would not stop one single crystal tear shed for our beloved dead But there are tears which I would check through fear of the future In the light of science guided by reason why should humanity be the victim of this paralyzing fear Our beioved friend who now lies in the stillness of death know not this fear Ho did not regard death as the king of terrors but rather as a gentle messenger a loving friend to release humanity from its cares pains and sorrows The sting of death is super stition but thanks be to reason and the revelations of nature which have given us the victory over fear Oh death thou great deliverer ono by one you clasp poor mystified humanity within thine embrace and give them peace and rest upon the bosom of Mother Nature It may be when the vital spark escapes from the casket of clay it blinds with the ether which It helps to charge with tho llfo giving properties that breatho life anew Into vegetable and animal forms On win ters cold and barren fields the vital forces touch grass and flower to life and where tho snow is pillowed on icy bed will appear a kingdom of blos somsAlthough wo stand In tho presence of this mystery and have not the power to translate silence into sound and hang speech on voiceless lips yet It Is our duty to live well as long as life lasts and to tako the last step on earth as bravely as the first In thus doing we would follow the example of our departed friend Charles C Moore was a thinker a student a reasoner a humanitarian He loved his fellows and for this rea son he rebelled against the wrongs that are visited upon tho ignorant and defenseless Ho rose above the sup erstitions of revealed religion which lay tho sins of tho whole world upon an Innocent victim and sacrifice to glvo a small portion of tho human race eternal happiness In a city some whore beyond the clouds but which no telescope has over yet discovered and consigns millions to everlasting punishment Our beloved friend In his love and sympathy for humanity rejected tho monstrous doctrine of eternal punishment for the deeds done In the body a doctrine that has blanched the cheeks of millions and tilled the human heart with fear In his strong manhood Charles C Moore faced life and its responsibilities with splendid courage and absolute mental integrity Ho felt the mysterious power of the ego within him and the majesty of nature in tho glory of the morning and the stillness of the night The universe broad deep and high was to him a handful of dust that ture enchants with the mysterious magic which possesses the world Universal mental liberty was his hope to do good and promote happl ness was his religion Justice was his motto and truth his aim He believed in the brotherhood of man and the equal rights of woman He believed In and practiced that morality that makes good citizens pure and good wives and husbands and affectionate children Ho exemplified in his life the sentiment of Popes Immortal lines Teach me to feel anothers woes To hide the fault I see That mercy I to others show That mercy show to me Ho warmed himself by the fireside of human affection He did not keep the alabaster boxes of love and kind ness sealed until his friends were dead but he broke them and scatter ed the fragrant perfume of affection and sympathy in the path of the liv ing Pure and undefiled religion is in me euueuvor 10 uii lives with brightness In speaking kind words to the living while their ears hear them and their hearts can be encouraged by them Now that death hast claimed our beloved friend Charles C Moore his character is rounded out In all Its grandeur and majesty It is given to few human beings to be a positive and elevating force in shaping the destiny of the human race Charles C Moore belongs to this small class of immortals and the Influence of his stern convictions deeds and words will appear and reappear in the lives thoughts legislation and destiny of fu ture generations This man with his giant intellect lofty ideals peerless courage and mental and moral Integ rity rose like a superman among his fellows Ho can be compared to a great mental and moral leviathan on the tempestuous ocean of life flying from Its masthead the flags of reason and Justice while surrounding It were millions of struggling frail barks on the sea of mystery with no guide but the Jack olanterns swung by priestly hands who have no knowledge what over of lifes mysteries and the tiny of humanity The clergy do not know we do not know we are all but mystified mariners on lifes unsound ed had been more persecuted or made to suffer more for his honest convictions Pursued and hunted In every phase of life robbed of posi tions which he filled with ability and honor and which afforded him a livelihood hunted to Jail and penitentiary handcuffed and clothed in stripes like the vilest criminal And for what Simply because ho dared to think and to express his honest conclusions All these things were done by the followers of the meek and lowly Nazerene With all our heart we forgive them aye we forgive them for they know not what they did All unrecognized they now steadily retreat from the stronghold of faith and even today the sad day when we commit the body of Charles C Moore to the bosom of Mother Earth public opinion would not allow such persecution as he has and Intolerance are the twin curses of humanity Christians and Rationalists fall to understand each other If wo know each other better would love each other more We would not rob the Christian of his or her faith but before tho power of organized religion even In the taco of persecution prison or death wo re fuse to surrender our right to reason The simple truth Is what we ask Not tho Ideal Weve set ourselves the noblo task To find the real And we can stand erect and dare all things all facts that really are Kentucky has had her Illustrious statesmen soldiers Jurists and ora tors but their names will have faded front historys page and passed Into oblivion when the namo of Charles C Moore the Rationalist tho mental and moral Titan who lived and labored for the uplifting of the human raco and the release of the human mind from superstition and fear will glow In letters of living fire In tho records 111 J j of future time Tho triumph of tho majesty and the dignity of human rights for which this great man labored destinyHeand he would not be false to others Ho had a philosophic mind and a courageous spirit Ho knew that ture was under the reign of law that every effect had its cause and that acts were followed by their natural consequences lIe rejected miracles because they contradicted facts perience and the knowledge of the world Ho did not believe that man was a wreck of creation woman an afterthought and the cause of all tho sin and sorrow In the world Ho rec ognlzed that the human race is the highest known form of life the last step in the ladder of evolution the crown and keystone of a universal brother wanted bet ter conditions for his fellow creatures Ho realized that humanity must work out Its own destiny and the way to save the world was to make better men and women whose watchwords and practice are truth honesty sobriety liberty and Justice Let us gather up the fragrance and Incense from the life of this great man and in days to come when the rigor of win ter or the hand of disease or trouble rests heavy on the children of earth let his family his neighbors and friends extend their charity in word and deed In memory of Charles Moore whose religion was love for humanity All this is better than storied urn or marble shaft reverentiallybearhis couch of unending rest Let us not weep for him but rather for the hvlng He lived a long and useful hle- In natures course his time had come The seasons were almost complete in him He had almost taken lifes seven steps The measure of his years was full Words are but ashes to hit mourning family In this hour of theli deep bereavement Time alone cat assuage their grief Their comfor will be in the remembrance of how his love blessed their lives how hit service and sympathy comforteu them and tho priceless heritage of his noble useful life whose deeds will blossom into new life in coming gen dear brother Sleep onl We would not call you back into lifes placedhighcause through sacrifice and suffering you eralded the spirit of the oncom ing civilization May thfc present age catrt tho elthoes of thv wIRllJp IOS And if record of genius like thine deepShallregnant sleepThenAmid actions and alms yet to be And thine influence cling to lifes good As the sea vapors cling to the seas And now into the bosom of nature our universal mother we consign our departed friend and brother He Is forever past the trials of life and free from sorrow and pain Rest dear theIAutumns chilling blast and Winters shroud of snow Forever In Natures warm embrace he has Joined the forces that move the planets and give the stars their light Sleep on we shall all soon lie on the bosom of Mother Nature lifes tldo Is running out so fast- Mother of all our earth Mother todaySafe brother Has passed like a shadow away MR KAUFMANS ADDRESS yearsHemired him for his splendid manhood I loved him for his rugged honesty and I respected him for doing that which he thought was right and for maintaining it and doing battle for It at libertyIt honest MyfriendsHlllel the great Jewish rabbi who lived just before the Christian era being asked one day to give the summary of the law in the most concise terms said What Is hateful to thee do not unto thy fellowman This is the whole law the rest Is mere com mentary Later Jesus taught the love of ones neighbor to be the second groat commandment beside the love of God L C Moore adopted Tom Paints motto rho world is my country to do good Is my religion This was Us decalogue and who shall My It it not the purest the dlvlnest the most ex alted religion It Is the whole Jaw the rest is mere commentary He who loves his fellowman he who holds holy the golden rule Do unto outers as you would have tnem do unto you can not lie or steal or kill or bear false witness or covet his neighbors goods It comprises all of the ten commandment In one grand all comprehensive moral code and Charle C Moore worshipped at that was more of the true faith in Charles C Moore following that one great precept than In all of those who opposed him and who persecuted him who threatened him with his life who tore him from his beloved family to be Imprisoned like Galileo and Bruno and had he lived In broughthim martyrto i i r CHARLES HIIlTOil MI Iottaken mon like Moore brave salrllrg pri1C rt M1u r splration and a tragedy to to the front and bear the beast et the battle so that civilisation stay ad vance thu truth may prevail e d humanity be benefltted Aligned himself on UM side ot that mellow humanitarianism whMh has ever human betterments la view He cared nothing for creeds o dog urns Ho despised cant aad hypocrisy bigotry and superstition The religious books and docirtaos won outworn symbols to him Ho accept ed all that breathed good morals sad virtue and national truths that ac corded with reason In his books the rich unique hu mar and flashes ot wit of which he alone was master blended pteaeanuy with stores of information aad profound thought and were wrlttaa with the same end in view u the paper be editeda paper which was a labor ol love to mm or a trity which he look ed upon as a sacrament To it ho co voted unselfishly the best yean of his life his best energies and his bril liant mind for the good of httaanity He was the fuaneis champion of free speech and free thought said since the days of Thomas PalM America has seen no greater tad wo shall never look upon his like agate FUTURE OF- THE BLADE ITS PUBLICATION WILL BE CON TINUED WITH BUT FEW CHANGES SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OUR FRIENDS AND- SUBSCRIBERS Tha 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has lost bteiaos pat sftttay uses Now U is u j to our ssbsertbars 0- dip la and work for it rill saw As your eaoourat lojca withal tho Bait three months rill detests whouter can keep it gates er Met It is with great sorrow I testa1 tho death and funeral obsequies of Mr Moore Ue sad I have worke to gether for DUD years Wo laic shared eta ihere strews sad cot cringe We have bet ladteuc1 gather sac tried together sad looked ap iu a feioaa cell together I biter escaping a prsoa seatencs with lbs hurling all these trials I stood by kvg tad the Blade I lost sty boss I pan my all and the labor of bag yean of my young atssheod to keep K fB lag am slIU la debt bat have it good chaaee to work oat sad houp the Blade goiag sad with yoar Mia we will still hays a jsood paper ate still perpetuate the sesoty of its dust Mead sad great loader Mr llama Ms i 1w1 J jt was met with an enthusiastic recd lIItIi tlon He returned to his home and continued to edit the Blade He was again arrested for tno llUbl1ca lOn of an article published In the Blade der the head of The Virgin Mary On the charge of publishing obscene erature ne was tried before Federal Judge Walter Evans at Louisville and dismissed In January of 1103 he went to the Orient to collect material for his book Dog Fennel In the OrientS He was In the Orient six Since that time he has continued edit ing the Blade Twentyfive years ago he made over all his property to his wife and children From Louisville Herald NOTED INFIDEL DIES HAPPY AND EXPRESSES NO REGRET FO PAST CHARLES c MOORES LIFE ENDS Kentucky Agnostic Who Had Served a Term In Prison for Advocati His Views Passes Away at Le ington Lexington Ky February 7Dylng as he had lived for many years an agnostic the famous Heathen Editor for whose teachings and writings he was twice thrown In prison once m the Ohio State Prison at Columbus Chrales Chllton Moore today breathed his last His home In this county Known as Quakeracre There at oclock this afternoon surrounded by his family and friends he died without giving any signs of a change in belief Mrs Brent his sis tro said Mr Moores death was peaceful and beauiful I hoped that he had ex perienced a change of faith Day fore yesterday he was feeling It ap peared a little better and looking through the window at the bright sunlight he said I want to thank you all for what you have done for me If there is a God I want to thank Him for this beautiful day and for what He has done for me That Mr Moore made no confession however appears clear from the fact that he dictated a contradiction to a story circulated by an evangelist hereto the effect that Moore had made sig nificant expressions to him upon a It He wrote that he had said noth- Ing in his right mind that could taKen as an evidence of a change faith and reiterated his dlsbelef About his bed were his wife his sis r ter Mrs Brent his daughter Miss Lucille Moore anu son Leland Moore Another son Brent Moore is in busi r61t ness In New York anH stillanoUl C C Moore Jr siding In pra Moore was eduC3TCTrIor a minltiter uetnd the nephew of tue famous evan g list Barton Stone He preached for several years and suddenly in the pulpiu renounced the faith telling his congregation that he had seen preaching untruths and tnat he had become an unbeliever Ministers from all parts of the country vlsltea him and pleaded wth him to see that he was wrong and return to the church Ho became widely known as a writer and established an Infidel newsp- per which attracted wide attention He was thrown into jail here upon one occasion for his attack upon a minister ant again the friends of a Paris minster waylaid and whipped him Again he was arrested for sending obscene matter through tho mails and sentenced to a term in the Federal Prison at Columbus He was pardoned by President Mciiinley Lie was sixtyeight years old and had traveled a great deal upon one occasion malting a tour of Europo on foot He was the author of a number of books among them behind the Bars All his writings were along prohibition and agnostic lines From Cincinnati Enquirer SAD WAS THE SCENE ENACTED JUST BEFORE THE ATHEIST EDI TOR AND FORMER MINISTER WAS CALLED TO THE THRONE OF HIS HEAVENLY FATHER Charles Moore Passed Away at His Country Home Surrounded By His Loved Ones Lexington Ky February 7Charles Chllton Moore editor of tho Prohibi tionInfidel paper the Blue Grass Blade and one of the most noted Atheists in tho world died at his home country home Quakeracre in this county this afternoon after long illness of asthma and heart f trouble Charles C Moore was one of the most remarkable characters in the state and was probably the most pic turesque editor in the world He was born of wealthy and Influential par ents and early turned his attention to the ministry He was a grandson ol the late Barton Stone who was the coworker of Alexander Campbell in the establishment of the religious sect so numerous throughout the Middle West and commonly referred to as the Campbelllto religion After recelv five IUC lug u thorough education which would fit him for the ministry young Moore was ordained and became the pastor of the Christian Church Believing that a tour of foreign countries would be of much benefit to him in his chosen profession ho crossed the At lantic and made a tour of England Ireland und Scotland on toot and later did the continent In the sajn e primitive manner Abandoned His Calling Returning to this state he again took charge of a church but the Civil War caused him to abandon his call ing for a time and ho joined the Con federate army After the war he again engaged In preaching for several years About this time he was visited by a former college class mate- R who called himself a non Ueiiev and niter services one Sunday night he took up the task of converting his companion The two discussed reli glow the entire night Rev Moore donXbt at he was wrong and that the Bible was true and that Christianity was faun d ed on truth righteousness and lov In convincing his friend however Moore opened up a new line of thought fat himself and the more he thought the more convinced did he come that he was wrong and it was isnot long after this that he startled his congregation by the announcement that he nad come to disbelieve the truth of the Bible and could not there fore continue longer as their pastor and guide This announcement created one of the greatest sensations of the day and leading ministers of the Christian denomination visited young Moore for several weeps and besought him on bended knees to renounce his unbelief and come again Into the church Moore was deaf to all such appeals however and quit the pit for good and began the life of a merchantBecame a Farmer He soon tired of this life and bought a fine Blue Grass farm where he lived until the day of his death After tiring to the farm he contributed articles to magazines and newspapers and finally accepted a position on the reportorial staff of a Lexington daily His description of matters to which ne was assigned by the managing edl oftor were at times so caustic that he frequently had the editor in hot water and Moore was let out His last assignment on the local dally was a write up on the first sermon delivered by an Episcopal minis ter He devoted two columns to the work and the next morning when Jha editor arrl offat hlre e tr0 meet him against article and when It was shown to him he almost dropped dead Without a moments hesitation he sent for the young reporter and informed him that his services were no longer in after this Moore founded the Blue Grass Blade which he hall edited since as a prohibition Infidel paper Hs writings In this weekly publication have been the cause of thaan has ever befallen the lot of any other editor in the United States Arrested Many Times He had been arrested on numerous occasions and had served time In theI Fayette County Jail and was onceI convicted and sentenced to two years in the Federal Prison at Columbus Ohio for sending obscene matter through the mails but after servin several months he was pardoned by President McKinley Editor Moore was never known to utter an oath take a drink of intoxicating or use tobacco his home life Lein ideal in every particular Gathered around Mr Moores bed when the end came were his widow Mrs Brent his sister Miss Lucll Moore his daughter and Leland Moore his son Death was not ex pected today but it was apparent to the family that the end was not fa off Ho was placed in bell two dayst ago having previously been kept prop a ped up in a chair Since last night he had not appeared to recognize those about him and death crept upon him gently as If he were passing intoE a sleep The scene was a pitiful onet and It was some time before the fam ily realized that the Agnostic was no more Want to Thank God Mrs Brent said tonight I hoped that he had experienced a change in faith for he said day before yesterday What a beautiful day I want to thank God If there bo a God for this beau tiful day and for ail that He has done for me Mr Moores family are all church people and believers in the hereafter He never tried to influence them in their belief His sons Brent Moore and C C Moore Jr were absent The former is in business In New York City and the latter resides In Miami ed Fla Help the us along with the publi cation of the Blade by sending In a club of now subscribers In clubs of only 60 cents each CWJ i From Lexington Herald FUNERAL TODAY Last Rites Over Body of Charles C Moore Will be Marked by senCe of Religious Ceremony The funeral of Charles C Moo o will take place at the cemetery chapel this afternoon at oclock The funeral oration will be deliver ed by Dr J B Wilson of Cincinnati The ceremonies will be marked the absence of any features of a igious character Mrs Josephine K Henry will also be present at the funeral and make an address The pall bearers will be James E Hughes J Campbell Cantrlll er D Richardson Thomas W Moore Chas W Moore Russell Wilson Thomas R Gal dner and Dr J H Wood From Lexington Leader FUNERAL Of Charles Moore to Be Held day Afternoon at Cemetery- e Chapel The funeral services of the late Charles Moore former editor of the Blue Grass Blade will take place In the Cemetery Chapel Frjday afternoon at oclock The funeral oration will be delivered by Dr J B Wilson of Cincinnati Mrs Josephine K HenryI ono of the leading Infidel women of the country and Hon Moses Kaufman of this city who has been a firm and fast personal friend of the deceased The ceremonies will be marked b the absence of any and all features of a religious character Both Dr Wilson and Mrs Henry will orlve in Lcxlng ton Friday morning The pallbearers will be Messrs James E Hughes J Campbell Cantrll M D Richardson Thomas W Moore Charles W Moore Thomas R Gardner Russell Wilson Dr J H Wood W IL Milward will have charge of the funeral There will be no services at the house The funeral cortege will leave tho Moore residence in the coun try promptly at 1230 p m without any exercises and will reach the Com etery Chapel about 2 oclock Brent Moore tho youngest son of the deceased will arrive in Lexington from Now York on the 812 C d O train Friday morning C C Moore Jr the eldest son of the deceased is now in Miami Flail and will not b o able to reach here before Sunday or Monday From The LoulsvQle Herald GREAT CROWD SHEDS TEARS AT THE GRXVEwO fAN iNFIDEL ALL HEARTS VS TOUCHED Thousands Follow Body of Charles C Moore to Cemetery and Weep Over Scene at Meeting of Agnostics Son With His Mother Lexington Ky February 9The body of Charles Chilton Moore the noted Infidel editor and teacher was laid to rest this afternoon in the beau tlful Lexington cemetery amid the most remarkable and unusual scenes over witnessed at a funeral in this cityThe funeral procession was one oCI the longest seen here in years and fully one thousand people had wended their way to the cemetery chapel be fore the hour set for the services In order to hear the funeral orations livered by those of the same faith as totSns grave j they stood with bared heads while the last oration was delivered as the bodyI was lowered to Its lost resting place MrsSJosephine the most noted woman freethinker ofj the present age and she was followed Clnclnnatlewhile liege Kaufman of this city mado a brief address at the grave The unusual ceremonies were per inrcemetery chapel and were in strict with the wishes of Editor Moore who asked that the funeral be conducted in this manner and named the three purple he wanted to dellv r the orations if it were possible for to do so One of the most pathetic scenes was the meeting between Brent Moore the youngest son and his mother which was made as the body was being carried from the hearse to the chapel Young Moore Reached this city at noon today from Now York too late to reach the Moore home in the country and was com pelled to moot the funeral cortege in town and accompany it to the cemetery but was unable to meet his mother until the arrival at the chapel Hero mother and son embraced each other In dead silence over the bier of their dear departed while floods of tears streamed from the eyes of the vast concourse of people who witness an the scene The funeral was attended by many prominent people of the city among whom were many of the leading ministers who stood by in silence and heard the beautiful expressions of In sympathy and love for the dead with fir l no hope held out for a meeting in thp utM want Among thoso present from a distance wore President Charles W Dabney of the University of Cincinnati a nephew of the do va8cu uy marriage Morgan Wauins Icy Marrls Sachs and Dr Wilson of Cincinnati From The Lexington Herald LOVING TRIBUTES OVER THE- y GRAVE CHARLES MOORE LOWERED TO FINAL RESTING PLACE WITHOUT RITS OF CLERGY BeIlIeveWere Advocated by Famous In fldel Editor and Writer All that Is mortal of Charles Chil ton Moore Kentuckys most noted freethought writer and editor was laid to rest yesterday afternoon in the Lexington cemetery The funeral ser vices consisting of orations over the body were held at the cemetery chap el and the grave Mrs Josephine K Henry of Versailles Dr J B Wil son of Cincinnati and Moses Kauf man of this city delivered the ora tlons The last tribute paid to Mr Moore was an occasion at which hundreds of his friends and admrers as sembled The chapel was too small to accommodate the number of persons who had assembled and although there were no songs no prayers nothing but addressesmany of they crowd disregarded the severity of the weather and remained on the outside of the chapel until the services were of New York son of tho deceased was delayed in reach ing Lexington until after the funeral cortege had left Quakeracre for the cemetery The meeting between Mrs Moore and her son was touching and noted sympathetically by all who saw the mother and the son stand weep Ing besides the casket containing the husband and father Dr Wilson was also delayed In reaching Lexington not being In time to be present when the cortege left Quakeracro for the cemetery The services began at oclock and were concluded at oclock Mr Kaufman who sat with Mrs Henry and Dr WH son near the bier which was covered wth floral designs arose at oclock and announced the order of the serv ices Mrs Henry then made her oration which will appear next week Here the report closes with Mr Kaufmans address which wHlnppear to next weeks Blade Dr Wilson followed Mrs Henry with his address He is the President of the American Free Thought Socle ty and labored for years with Mr Moore in an effort to sow the seeds of free thought Dr Wilson opened his remarks byI pointing out the eccentricities of Mr Moore and then he spoke of his vir tues He dwelt on the fact that no one could question the honesty of the deceased He spoke of him as being one of Kentuckys greatest men He said that the two men of Kentucky who stood out prominently as her greatest sons were Cassius M Clay and Charles Chilton Moore They ho said had done something and in advocating the principles thjoy be lieved had done so in communities where the sentiment was hostile to the prnclples they had advocated At the concluson of Dr Wlsons address the body was moved to the grave and the servces ended with the additess by Mr Kaufman which will appear In next weeks Blade From The Cincinnati Enquirer THE BIER OF THEIR BELOVED DEAD The Mother and Son of The Infidel Editor Met Clncnnatlans Among Those Who Spoke Itexlngton Ky February 9Whlle more than 1000 people stood with bar ed heads as tho body of Charles Chll ton Moore the Infidel Editor was ered to its last resting place not a lower of hope was placed on the cas ket or the grave One of the most pathetic scenes o was the meeting between Brent Moore youngest son of the deceased and his mother which took place at the cemetery chapel just befor the services began Young Moore arrived here from New York at noon and met tho cortege at the cemetery gates but could not speak to his mother until the chapel was reached Here mother and son embraced each other as they stood over the bier of their be loved dead with tears streaming down their cheeps There waa not atdry eye among the onlookers Amid a silence that was profound the services in the chapel began with address by Mrs Josephine K Henry of Versailles Ky noted as a lead- Ing Freethinkers During the reading- of the carefully prepared paper by the Mrs Henry murmurs of approval or tho disapproval could be hoard from those the audience Mrs Henry and Dr J B Wilson EVERYDAY From SEPTEMBER 15 to OCTOBER 31 LOW RATES TOIMontana Idaho WashingtonIIOregon and British Columbia VIA THEtGREAT NORTHERN RY The Comfortable WoytExcellent opportunities to make o home of your + own or to engage In any lino of business NOTE THE FOLLOWING LOW RATESI TOFromHinsdale Mont 1800 2800 Havre Great Falls Butte Anaconda Helena Kalispell Whitefish and intermediate points 2000 3000 Jennings Mont Wenatchee Wash Fernie B C Kootenai points Spokane and inter mediate points 2250 3050 Seattle Everett and Puget Sound points 2500 3300 LIBERAL STOPOVER PRIVILEGES CUT THIS OUT AND MAIL TO US FREE II t Washington Name the one want Gives you complete in formation about the and resources of states MAX BASS Genl Immigration Agent 2205 Clark St cage of Cincinnati spoke at great length on the virtues of Editor Moore Their words were listened to with much earnestness by the audience among whom were a number of the leading ministers of the city Dr Wilson likened Editor Moore to Robert G Ingersoll Thomas Paine and others He said tho religion of the deceased was two for humanity which he char icivrzed us belng tho only true tell gtoqr Following tho services at tflo chapel body was carried to the open grafe where Moses Kaufman of this city an Intimate friend of the deceased doivered the last oration as the body was being lowered into the grave cti us was the day colder still were the words uttered There was no promise no hope of a meeting beyond the silent tomb the cold and cheerless grave No words of an expected ressurrection from tho dead or of glories in the great world to come Among those who attended the funer al were Charles W Dabney President of the University of Cincinnati a ne phew of tho deceased by marriage Morgan Waumsley and Morris Sachs also of Cincinnati Prom Lexington Leader DEATH THE END OF ALLNO FLOWERS OF HOPE LAID ON GRAVE OF CHARLES CHILTON MOORE Funeral Services of the Famous In fidel Attended by Unusual Scenes Hundreds Gather at the Grave Where Addresses are Delivered Honor Ing the Memory of the Dead Who Died as He Lived Without God The body of Charles Chilton Moore the noted Infidel and prohibition editor of the Blue Grass Blade was laid in Its resting place in the Lexington cemetery Friday afternoon The funeral was attended by fully ono thousand people Funeral orations were made by Mrs Josephine K Henry of Versailles Hon M Kauf an of this city and Dr J B Wilson f Cincinnati While the services were held in the little chapel at the cemetery gate not onethird of tho crowd could hear the exercises as the people crowded upon the terrace on the steps and into the driveway while every outgoing street car carried those who desired to attend The services began at oclock and lasted until nearly oclock Pathetic Meeting Ono of the most pathetic scenes was the meeting between Brent Moore he younger son of the deceased and his mother which took place In the chapel Just before the services began Brent Moore was In Now York at the time of his fathers death but when notified he hastened homeward He arrived In Lexington this morning on Queen Crescent railroad but train being two hours late prevented him going to hlshome at Russell Cave hence he mot the cortege- as it canto to tho cemetery but could X 7 li St Pa o1 descriptivebulletin I DepartmentGreat opportunities IIMi JGenl St COSTELLOI not speak to his mother until the chapel was reached Hero an affec tionate embrace was exchanged and the two stood over the bier of their beloved dead with tears streaming down their cheeks Such a scene at such time affected the hearts of tho people and there were few with dry eyesiAmong the others who came to atll tend the funeral was President Charles W Dabney of the University of Cincinnati a n iw of the dece cd Dy imarn5gej gan Waumsley ami Morris Sachs so of Cincinnati Doutless many were attracted to tuo services out of sheer curiosity anxious to know what cheer what nope what sweet promise of fulfill fcouldtheyfhungance Despite the cold weather and chilling atmosphere they stood until the services in the chapel were closed and followed the procession to the k open grave where the last words were spoken Cold as was the day colder camo the words uttered There were no promise no hope of a mdet ing beyond the silent tomb the cold tiand cheerless grave No words of sn expected resurrection from the dead tOlcomohad been blotted out forever save Inj the memories of his fellowmen for golden deeds done in the flesh From the tree tops the croaking ravens gave forth a mournful soliloquy and 1111el11toThe Funeral Procession i The funeral cortege left tho Moore homo at Quakeracre shortly before 1 oclock with the appointed pall b1 ers In charge The long processionOG thetcemeterythe sacred edifice before It An aver throughwhen destlal awaiting it In the U flowerwere trJIbutedifficulty that the crowd could be quited Men women and children P083tlonsdaring to face tho wintry blasts for long sought relief by returning to the cityWhen quiet was restored and amid a silence that was profound indeed the services in the chapel began by an address from Mrs Josephine Kl Henry of Versailles noted as one if tho leading women freethinkers of tbfe present ago She read from what w evidently a carefully prepared man- scrjpt but every word contained argi ment and fact During this reading murmurs of disapproval or approval J r r DR J B WILSONS SPEECH tAddress of the Distinguished Agnostic at the Funeral of Charles C MooreEloquent Presentation of the Views of the Freethinkers Full Text of the Oration My 1rlondit fctnndlnir above th body of Charles C Mooro tool us If in ilio prepiini0 of tho ruin of some towor rugged wii hid character no itiuvMva his montullt no unyielding Ills convictions 1m prognuhlo hlr honoty of purpoic tint Ito lrrolNtlbly remind tutu oi a column Warrior ho wus but u wur rlor of word fur his liiuid wan us get tin woman uiul liuntt 01 gullole III a cldldlt re flu wrought u work nutty other voul have donu That lads completed ho grow uwoiiry with tha work mid road for tint rest Ilio Imnd of Iho harvester Death reached forth an him like ripened fruit front 1Jtlturreu of Life All the world of tfrcothought wear thu guru of grief today Thu lout u luiidur and Itr follower h- avtwIOMI n friend Ilirhup thu death of titan could tj ro nmny por no widely separated nuuli a tluan of iiemonul loss doubt thu propriety and even th morality or thu prevalent custom of Indlvtirlmlimto and fuUoinu praise of tau Bond Wo create rurplclun If wt magnify their perfection anti cloth tlmlr ineinory with unreal und un oIIeulogy who uuniiot be pohon of us ho wits anti who after thu wont II known cunuot Inspire reverence am lovo hurt war alto of tho iuot oxtriior ordinary of utunu iniin who war u Ifenlu ana philosopher In omu thlngi and u ehlld In otiiem u inun of man prejudice and well uf nluii und lofty principle n man dlntlnetly muivlduul and alto Kclhcr unliitio in thu history of lilt Commonwealth anti nation Iulnl me an am iiuld Cromwell to Joly who war dlspo cd to omit tit warts on but face or will puj you u Nlillllnir- In thu urwil Commoner iruvtu its wlNiiom niuT Nlncorily und bulluvi that If the tnuta before us couli t speak tney too would nay 1ulnt nn un I war Lot your word bo un ex WIUtilatlurytI a dull cold ruio ear of itoolliliii Huinu people are not oonclou their fault und thut pornup tin rl grainer fault one have Mr Moon recognized hut fault und had the cuur uifti to uonfoN them Tho hut aro moulded out of faults said Uliuke Npuarv and It mum be plain to ull thu aturu never Iniendcd that any om ohoulii bu fruu of them I believe hal U the stature of till of to Incllm to Hatter ourolve In soma thingi we lire exceptional ml war purlieu hilly notlceublv In Mr Moore lie not itlven to velfexuminutlon Hu wutt rulf oplnlulutUd und tilr lot lilm often lo be unkind und dictatorial Tliu lolurunt liberal und ant of men lie war often Intolerant f Illlbiirul und IncotnlHljiiL Tim ivM r TurvUlaysUlfAllVmf at11 men nu war nut ulwuy sparing tliu feeling of other ho should liav boon Jlroud coinprehenlvo und fur oolng on of the grout quctlom and prlnclpltt of lifts to war nurroV uiul lacking vision on othur Im porliuitloMulni grunt capacity for muk Ing und holding friend war iuull cupublu of making onuinluk und till unemluM weru muny iul be it sold lu his credit moNt of his enemleM won mudo through prvjujicu tin discus of Mpooulullvu opinion Jlio mat who niula no unvniio never it pol force JIll nut lo uny mans oredl lu bu lit p wcu wllli Jill the world uiu Stunt mi If you my friend liuvo nu limn you liuvo nuvei ilnrwl sutit4iup for 1L agOnY i4 Ifiu you iiuvv never prolectui tu wwik uiftiliut tliu bully kavu nwur iluritii defend your own rigid ugulriNt vptossoil Hud you dams un at llie liiliitf you would Imvu unu iille livvii tt you Juno none JIICI tiling nut Nlmply Melileved a nioru In your buln0 4than your nelvliboo you would Imvu un + lor failure ulwuy Status sun mUll woo no uiitinlei liiuuM tin u liunie of it ji Import fUlfil ut Mr Hunrtt u Ifw iDllllW utnl l oiiuilu l may well In plfNsund Ulu Jagun of anuutuS 1iuuSdIIIlf that lies u ritsklu15SWillgrr are lUIU liie yruriny u f uplnluii Iiml iimju UlilfliMly rti ruui lony lbs lJfIIW uf ujliiluii SXItr II ijuull Jlju lW l lY In oiijwi a JtwivnlrMlj oatsny Wisre JlIUIIIIlW tit nDunjuMir upuundwd mid Hie umoUii aI uwmrMly in r wvnny always n itiwiwrllunwl i lbs uniMUiit 4 r 1illJ sIBur ewraJ Your wbrsl tt WitcH Iw Ilw uiuulwr rrt tier 11enw NI1 nil it tut Altwrrs mHJIll UMtf trlJI anq w U Uw 1false UJyJlJllJ l111 lJI Iw11wrew- l Ill4N1I yjJi rill arrauUslrw Sad HsIb 1I wtwtt1rJ tt er eer- w fnmt1Y WI u iiI t 1 r Yr Initton had had ono funeral sorvl wliQia there was no concealment of tho truth no falnlilcatlon no ImiiBlnary ro wards handeil out to dens na celts lull prlxo no hypocritical cnnt over n future that everybody tlmt 10 ono knows nnythlim about If Mr Mooro should bo conscious of what am saying I am suro that ho commends ovary word of It and Is having a hearty laugh over It rhlll rugged old oak of tho Kentucky wood wits accuMtomed to tho storms blasts of muny years and tho soft vclvutry breezes of Bpeech alone woullt bu unilttlntr and wholly In contradli lion with his sturdy and stormy elm actor Now that I have snit thu won that his enemies limy justly say of tho deceased um entitled to say tho belL that may be justly stilt of him lho career und character of Mr Mooro so well known to tho citizens of community that It Is not necessary lor me to ontor ut length Into u blograph cat sketch will only say that ho wnB educated for und followed the vocalic of tho ministry for n number of year Tho Christian superstition wits literal bred In him He thoroughly und hon cstly believed every word of It all nearly every ono else honestly believe In their early impressionable yean In undertaking to convert u Frcuthlnli hill friend and schoolmale now u dlt lingulHhud Houthern Jirdgo tho urgu munt resulted in Iris convening tho Juagu to Christianity mid tho Jude converting him to Froothoueht Ther is Momethmg renmrkiiblo In Ihls chant on botn slues and It plainly demon turuicn thus bollot in dings unknow able proves nolhitig U further load us to perceive thut belief only serve us u guide wlio muy loud us to error us hu may lead us to truth Slut fey people today underslund nelthc oollef nor disbelief In a tiring cult alto too nulure of tnu thing n we IIvo iiguln it is u fact In nature und not u result of either bullet or dlsboliei taut uuturu ruvculed to noiiung of tho future wIly pretend to anylhlng about Itt und wh worry about it It will bo us It will 1I01101oilt of tho Ignorance muery of mankind is tno rOllu1l0f uiinu belief In thu miraculous und impossible Tliuno anti mo breastwork of tliu tliuologlan wtiosu buslnes ItlllLII iiittiiyM been UilcKcn absuraity and to ninny myHiury uiiu nupcKfUtiou in thu invir Iciiow men Millions ot creatures wile havo boot culled rational but further oft froii iiuing man unnd belief Is dlotaii trout teiison liavo slolen their wuy trout the cradle to the grave with th sound of thus salt tho Lord In heir eur without wit enough In bruins or eurlosily unougli In ihol nature to ask the iiuestlon Who tho Lord Tha exorcise of u little sense shouli vault overy person that ho believes ut nature Fur Nliuped und juullllod hit believe und cduca tioij iiiKl olraumstunceM affect tha oj im toiuiiB ui ink uiinu jium jiniui- nguhl plulnest of truths rollgloii I etfotltmi bus lifted Itself Into swill n iinuglnury supremacy over tbi inoughts and budges of mutt thntlt would comiil too gunlu und Ihu clot to bellove uliko When till tlds became clear to Mi Moore hud the Intellectual honest to coniu boldly out und proclaim It H us clear touuy to muny other It was to Mr Moore situ dUilngulshlii dllfereiicu between him und them ht Had ne bravery und honety to del tlu deuprouteii prejudlco of an en t loin nod NUpurNtitlon und they hull not to noticed thut tho greatest Ilmrai tor history thou whom pus terlly sacredly preserve tltusc wilt Niiowed thulllllulvOl superior to tit purti ulur und domlnunt error of thel ijiioo und Ulorduno llruno tire luJitjr lie must ulullllul llgure In HuliMii history n iiyi tltuy slow llicniiuilviM to Joiiilnunt errors of t Jtlrrno Tin may bu of loltulru und Juan JiWluv iovuu Jr ace Of Tlioinu Iuim Ihu ulllxeii of the world whose emu wlonif Tliiiun buundlnv nood goes vetoing Dvurmoro of Uvnjumln Krunk Hu UII Tliomu JefTornon und Inu grout Slur LlmriK ut IIUllOII Will llvu In tin iinerulion und of men ti muy bu truly said of C orWIIIW flit one stun In lilt und date who ruse supu nor m tin ilidiiinuiit error his Hint who bud itiu wiurugu Ihu iiiunliood situ the Inl4ijlu luul noiiemy to donu mutiny Hi uiul of mWJ1urMWI all Is5rl wiiiiuw from bnrlng ills un wiuuh All uiwry fruit Ouilnir lu bw trim ttiii Itivitu Dm tasty limb iMiklcf ul squabIu1 wlHlr la Ill u v utiiHliiv bruvttJy mil uriij iublui iMNiij lie yuMMiufit error ul lit urn utturlH fWllwii Mtwrv bur uwhit wee lltonu lie Ut ill onset NjrtJi lu uu lit w w iaOlla ill usaru w tlflfllllllUI IUfid rllYr litut fUJtf a Irrr Y1y- Ysitt 4 tiJ try Ith weber 1a- rNI w m ill- set ky tues iuydeiuul tijaY rYel We e viii hay1Yie1Nl rmaws bet Vlttf blw hIAIII PWMY- y wlr l- eiWI a u IJWUs wfU IaiIrrrlYSW sii JfI t w = W rltr wwrrtwo ItrW etu 1IS Ij meats No ono knows whoro Socratc and Aesop were burled I want to say to you that you hav a greater man among you that Henry Clay You do not realize It but tho generations who como aftc you will Openminded rough ccccr Irlp fearless In speech ho was a tinct counterpart of tho smooth polltl and polished Clay Clay was a pollt clan a dissimulator a man who woul circumvent God as tiamlot says In the scene with tho grave diggers This man Charles Chllton Moore was n hi manltarhin In tho broadest sense 1IIs constituency was not confined to thl8 State but was as wldo as tho nation For thirty years ho lias had audience which no statesmen of Kentucky ova hud Wide cast ho scattered tho seed of Frcothought Frcospccch Truth nnd Independent manhood and It Is upo thcoo principles political In trlguo and ptlgI that all progrct must rest It Is upon thoso principle tho greatest good must bo based nnll ho who thus comes out a lender of null to him must como tho grcalci veneration from tho greatest nuinbo and tho most lasting tame And for these reasons In my opinion C Mooro was a greater man than Hcnr Clay and so will be recognized tn time iicnry Clay stood fur the free duet of tho body of tho black man C Moore stood for the freedom of tho brains as well us bodies of all mot and ho stood among you shnglo hand ed and ulono In this bravo light ChlY had overy hand outstretched towur iini Moore land ovary hand turns against him When Clay diuored with thu opinions of men he was sent to the Donate and honored When Moore dll fared with tho opinions of men ho was sent to jail und to prison und despised Henry Clay had admirers Moore ha lollowors anti all because ho stood ouL bravely as u champion ot freedom of speech and thought Clay never tested tho prejudices of as Mourn dared to do nu was a politician und stuck to tno winnIng slide Clay was tho mouth pleco of who dared to think aloiiil Moore wa the mouihplece of ull who dared nOl to speak aloud In tho ono case It required no courage In tho other bot liberty and llfo were jeopardized Hu inanity remembers and rovoros onl tho Innovator only tho man who op posed thu dominant error of his time tlio man who dared to speak freely ut tho cost of uungor Imprisonment sun furtng und sacrifice liven tho humblest man who thus engages himself In tho work of Free thought In my opinion Is fur groato Hum the average run ot public mon who fret ihumsulvcu upon tho publl stage fur a day und then have the our alit of oblivion rung down upon them On Holds of blood by deeds heroic Tho soldiers wits undying fume In letters bold on page historic is over found the statesmans name taut greater still trio work of him Whosu strife fur freedom murkc Ids yours Whosu heart was touched by hutfiai woe Whose labors lessened human tears rite Importance of tho reform work Inaugurated hero by Mr Moore suitors lust at the present from his being 10 greatly In minority but lot It not bu lorgoilun that tlio truth tho hopo of any innu must be sought in tho minor ties in their own thu Blends ot bocratcri llypiitla Galileo Bruno vultulru Bnullvy Aulno burns Durwli and others were few They uro orna mental now because such moo uro tho conscience of world And lot mo say hero that C C Moore reproHunted more confidences JiiJhl do nut situ thorn on the surface but there uru moro Freethinkers on th qulvlvo In title community than all thu phlloKOphy of tho clergy ever roam ell uf lie moro secret admirers uni nioru secret followers right In thu churcho thus muny of tno clergy can clulm Tho popular demonstration glvei him on hlr return from tho Ohio Htat prlon whore ho Will confined on tit must malicious falsehood ovur brought ugitltiMt freedom of speech und Individ ual liberty I an nttcstutlon of tho ular cHieem in which ho was held tile Christian religion lr today at u MlundMllll In neap ntunce it dwindling to nothlngne The country church ulmoKt u thing of the past rfionuy und alone keeps tho clt Ilurohoi ullve und oven those huvo of ten to resort to tho trick of all vortl Ing lotlerle and enutlonal preach lug to maintain u bare existence Kruutnought witty U tho only vital ind growing forcu among men It li inaiilfonUd everywhere by tho growlni Indifference of men women und oven children to the chuich It is fast croup Ing newpuper und magazine It quietly velxlng upon Hie collogei ut country Aye it face Invudliu Ilio MiiiifluurliM of the Uoiil undurruto tno work und lnllu unro of Mr Slooru All thu result of tin wore m he thu whole lylllilt- ot theology being modified Thuolog mvu been llterully driven lo ubun loiiiniuit of Nwuolly tonolliiu loutilnuN ut Kternul Moll and Iriiunt JJuiiiiiutloii jnoru are poopU su Him Mr xooru wuS u bud inun who mill find iiomfort In lliu blessed beliefs lluforu Mr Mooru sprung upon luriiiiuliuil NUperlltion with KoNi mil ilurt liitf Jiludo jieoplo ot tole wininunliy wars helplessly under Ills lash uf lliu uluruy Jhuy hardly ownwl their wwn souls Noii ominj iu ray hit und lid IlatpiuIi Oil uununuu lereought iliiif Imvii some llIioJIIItJUlCIl ot =111Wli ihuuubt Who tIlf8lrl JIllfrS s Iles biieii sown by Mr sass IWM MimtMUHllll user ttU MtuHiry unil Uiv uuwl IlIu Juno IlKIJIImass ttiuJ nil wlilwii lilts Hie rlt In lliu itmHtii furiiiH rleeru- It IM wes o rtjrin wr hid Muoru fMM Hi tt II at11 Nol lie sN1lrryldwdw e Ill uar aW is wows ii jlmi of fir Ytwow cited fillJlI1I pvotll H4 swJjY kr r Irerrlavy wlpnJJ- 1 rlr e Id sod 1IITr-w ter 51rIYSw rein IIIfI reHls lees wwM pMi1I a r I6I If Iw wry t e 1IJ = rwr4 JwtrS i wrr- tt r r wwM r MtAarlE rlbaf Estimation of what constitute greatness varies with Individual but thin wo all como to know In timethero are only a tow great In my Ion Charles Chllton Moore mid Cm skits Clay were tho two greatcs men Kentucky has produced If yo ask mo my reason I reply they tllll something Single handed they facet tho mob each taking his lira In hili hands and attacked the two most pow crfully Intrenched anti dominant errors ot their times This ns sold In tho beginning Is tho truo test of great teas Kentucky has produced many quent men llko Marshall and Breckli ridge Great minds of course But win did they do Of what woro they plo nears What did they project and pro mulgato What error did they oppose vnat did they establish What they sot moving What did they do tor their fellow men and what Is now lort of thom Nothing absolutely nothing but bad moral examples and a tow onurts of eloquence und lashes ot wit Chunks Chilton Mooro was lion tucks pioneer In tho cause ot Free thoughl Iho noblest causa that eve engaged tho conscience of a good mar Ho sot It moving in this hotbed of blllll belief and fanaticism Ho did something for humanity that his famll may forever bo proud of and for whIch pooplo unborn will rise up and call him blessed Personally mid privately ho was a puro man mid a clean man Ho perfect control of himself Ho was mas ler of his appetites Ho was as hones as Iho day Is long and his word wns us good us Ids bond Ho was txhvaj was hospitable and hud a cheery wel come tor nil Hu loved nature and the farm was homesick for his homo It awa from It for only a lane while Nave was u man moro londorly attached to his wife und family Never was u tam lly praised both publicly and prlvulol as ho praised his own und am glad to any they morllcd It Ills hoinollfi his mural conduct and his dally rein lions among men were above reproach lie was Iho soul of kindness toward tit poor and lowly the lluio slaves who have lung depended upon him wile hospllablo und hud chcorly we cone tor thom all Full justice cannot bo done this gron man In tho short space of a funeral ad dress but u short tlmo to gathe these Ihougms logulhor and I roalts Unit they tall far short of tho encomium Ills labors told merits deserve I would like to dwell ut length upon s life work beliefs and his rea sons for tho stunt but us these are gun orally known I will retrain Too otto In thu world wo ostoom thoso who not merit our esteem and neglect POI sons of truu worth but tho world like tho ocean tho poarl Is In Its depths tho seawood swims- Mooro may bo justly place among those of truo worth and dosorv Ing lusting memory ills was a splrl tempest tossed u brow unshrinking a soul of llatno il1I of conscious worth- Its spirit pride was ills Ful billowed tho blood of Ills heretic mUll hood rolled through his veins and ally ho gave to mankind the strengtl of his heart und his bruin Fearless ho stood stalwart erect and true ami all the shafts of supqrstltlon und hat that woro hurled at hint Ho hated Im purity and ho hated shuttle and decol and hypocrisy und Intemperance un dishonesty und supersuuon and ho fought thorn right out In tho open with ull of his might and power Ho lovai truth courugo honesty purity homo children unlmuU tho lowly und op pressed of human kind progress hup illness and goodness and for thoso ht stood up with all his might and power Whoru now you alee ho Rono had u sullie hlmsoU often disputed Iho existence of a soul I con only sa do not know Can any ot you say moro Lot us bo honest about title Wo aro alike Interested und wo all know that none of know und that nature has not Intendei thut any of us should know In my opinion ncthlng could result In produc Ing so much consternation grief and despair tin the human mind us fur taut of us to know our future fates fjpoak Ing tor myself I hopo to live agate want to meet Mr Mooro aguln and all my friends und loos alike I want to moot noun und dour to mo again but In all honcHly I must wry that know nothing of tho future and know tout no one olsu knows anythlni about It for the pluln und simple rcu von taut they cant toll anything about It No ono over did know anythlni nbout It hove only hoped dream Imagined guessed und lift nbout There Is nu greater crime In all tin world than that committed by tin clergy In building up u system of belle m the prntentlon of knowing ull oboui till future stale of munthus mlsdl noting thu mind of the child und tin adult uuNtlng u gloom over It docclv ing It Nwlndllng It out of its right tc interpret nuturu und llnd out fur Itself nd upon sualt liypourlsy und proton lion eruct un Institution ut vurlunc with Nclenco amt progress und tho up lltliiK und ImppinuH of humanity was tels great wrong thiu Mr tloiiro lo oppoNu ChrUllunllyi und hit iuiiiiiui lii arraying muny thouundi ut oilier Ilkewlsu ugulnvt It Tho only lust iolutlon uf Ihu future that cull lonuelvo Is taut usury life hull begin iguln right wliuru It lull riff lioru Tin In Ivllun liuuvon und Iho Olirlllun lull urn wild goruonlu not worthy IIlu vrudvnou inlmbltunlN of un furhit Inwuie Nyllhur miNilblu lis u lmnun 1111111111111iulJlf If tiara future iduue of Impplnu It was nmilu for susll Moore mil lie Itiorii If tissue it fuluru tit my kind lie u llieru Hu out nu fours Ilts family cure no ours III runts wve nu fuum It will bu UNII will lie tad iiiitt ull hitch lioniMt iuojiu Know luiuly loch my Illllu girl my nily olilld JtMilmr lean Uiul any liu iiuii bolus liuwuvur muuii und uIP Hilliy uyn limn heal u iug haul kit Olirimluri liill lu le uurtttS uliliur muiilully ur IwllY ui wur end uvw will lnrnuu ull 11 imr i xiifdyw f ryrfw xyxll to tallf lHtJllIH Ykwc eQ 5ieMis er IJw riris IwU Iilwt li- llitJ l ii llh ii ely YIstr 14 w aU Iwlw IS UIw r lit w It TUti- w ilf1SIwwpin If a8 AJywi- r w w rw- lr trwaItIE rf tM M Wij IBII JU l ill Jl 1 Intellectual and moral advancement wo istnlillshed here This Is tho kind of future pray for and tho only kind ills right Is finished and well has Charles Chilian Mooro earned tho pone that has como to him Ho was a Daniel Uoono on tho frontier of Froothougl and In many respects ho resembles tllIlt outer hardy heroic and first great Ken tucklan In the history of mode t roethought two names appear as It graven In granite Two figures stun forlh bravely llko great statues ot bronze Robert Ingorsoll nnll Charles C Mooro Each did ycomi service for tho cause Ingersoll was tho skilled general tho tactician tho strategist Moore was tho dashlr lighter tho actlvo loader Each was complement to other and togotlu with many others they gave Free thought such an Impulse that tnoy lived to see Iho dominion of tho chun hopelessly shattered To popularize an unpopular cause quires a popular porsonallly Tho lib oral world admired otter loaders bul It loved Charles Moore Ills rough shorn of all superilulllcs sophistry or rhetoric direct dagger stroke convinced whoro moro rellned argument would have failed was tho author ot three books Tho nil lanai Vlow Behind the liars and Dog Funnel the latter being a dcscrlptlc ot his recent visit to Southern Europe Egypt and tho Holy mnd Ho might have been ono of tho most famous nu of the day had ho turned his at lenllon In that direction and ho car tamly was ono of the greatest humor- Ists this country has produced Among vo famous phrases that will live tn history Is that of Charles C Moot when being taken to prison from CIa clnnatl You aro not shackling meyou aro shackling American liberty Here was a man who was n lion In courage yet so tenderhearted that like u child ho could bo easily ed to tears Ho had the courage at Ills convictions and proved It by test Ing It before tho courts of justice At each of his trials and sentences he put tho law and tho church to shuttle His outrageous conviction at Cincinnati wu rebuked by President McKinley utter an outburst of Indignation front an classes who still stand for free speed uir Moore always treated those trial and Imprisonments as hugo jokos for wen hu know that tho Stalo had graced Itself and ho came out of Jail und prison more honored and respect ed than before Hero was a man who told Ihu truth and stood for Iho truth an hu saw It before Iho whole world tide huvo boon fow lIke him und nono like film In Kentucky am led to say hero that a part of thpress Is attempting to misrepresent Ml Mooro In some of its statements touch Ing upon Ids chango of heart Mrs Mooro states that ho died all ho land that hIIsimBut rctltln1s not factory with some I hero give a state ment made my Mr Moore sotto month ago In tho lllado when In a state of ful Intellectual vigor Title Is what ho mildWhllu now In sound mind muko these declarations apltgd1 do not believe In tho existence of uny God or In tho Christian heaven or hon If suet u being us Jesus Christ oxlstoO ho was human like ourselves I make theso declarations tow knowing that when a man gets old his body got fcublo and his mind Is Impaired In the sumo ratio and at such times ho should not bo held accountable for anythlni ho stay say or fur any retraction of his futth that ho may make I want It understood that thoso declarations stand expression of faith valh8nalben with the burl inilU3llftiireuslt Inclined to toady ti tae clorgyT and irice tho clergy rcgar It us legitimate to for religions DUt to tho credit of the press It does not lie half as much lor religion as It uso to Moro Freethinkers among editors than there used to bo From liberal homes all over this broad land are sent to Lexington day ate fragrant glowers of loving thoughts moistened with tho tears sincerest mourning and whoso sweet ness nukes tho passing of tills great magnanimous tender life loss sad Throughout tho years to como lilt cemetery will bo a mecca to liberal minds tho grave of Charles Moon u shrine and hither our tendered though is will travel In a pilgrimage love Hu was not faultless Ills lift hud Its shadows but the shallows funned on his llfo llko thoso on tin sun wore swallowed up wllh tho brll Ilitncy of the good ho has Juno With all tho sweet Influences of na ture whoso many moods of storm and now lunshlnu a l08cJ dlS tidr lift ton wi lor loving mun CREMATION Slowly but surely the auhus and the urn aro BunoraodliiB tho codlti and lie shroud Cremation Honiotlmos are ajildly iiiultlplylnK and cronmtorle- avo boon constructed In nearly all ho tarae clllos of the world and are low In actlvo operation No valid argument can ho urged iHiiliiMt lliu crLiimtlon of tlio dead lint It Is KrutlfyliiK to know that day hy lay It liucoinliiK moro and moro pull ilar iiml wo Jiuvo nearly ovory reason lit liellovo hut at no dlHlaiit day It will lieroino IIUlY4reltl In all tlio civil xuil rdimirftw of tliu euilli- Tliu sumdy nrowj of InlolllKonco ml rutloiiulUni and lliu constant i uliiif of lliu iiiwrul are tim itimoa taut will limlly brine It Inlrj jnlvurnul iiiilillo favor Tliu nliluf unicorn und coimlunl Jin uf lliu one Uio wood wu nun s not hurt ur Jllmll ihtir M imiiiini niiil of this iiolilo anti fno which toimtunllx ruwliikt IiIJulIwur Nr r Ivlllwil jiwijii limy will flnully lu uuini hut id m r lifultiss hatiios hu ru uiuul anti Nut ullimiM IllkllllllhlIIU1h ihu air Ihu wuipr tits slaw rill louihHoiiiu prtw ss of UnljIlUHhmbill flu mirji MIHI nulure iiujwlrp lilliitlnd flan SMutr fur by IIIU prutlvsc- br laely ounser4ul walurIwr- wiw saw sad two pl ijiriiw uf s Uui tm lul llllil wi utIyJyfe liirtit liiJiJiiiJ Nil IWilBllllJyj ula1J W 1IwlJJ1llBI t JwIiIlIrJ I j1 4 J J I n Burial Propagates Germs The practice of burying people In the earth does more to propagate the germs of disease and death and to spread desolation and pestilence over the human race than any other habit or custom now practiced In civilized countries Ills to be hoped therefore that all Ignorant prejudice against cremation will In tho near future disappear to tho end that the living may no longer bo exposed to tho dangers of polluted air and water If men and women could look occasionally Into tho grave a fow months after their loved ones had been tenderly laid to rest they would bo horrified at tho spectacle and they would become earnest advocates of cremation and the urn and would no longer insist on the coffin and tho shroud This reformation in tho disposal of our lifeless bodies like all previous reformations in the history of our race will meet with opposition tho Ignorant and superstitious will oppose It all grave robbers will oppose it cause it would destroy their nefarious trade and it will bo violently opposed by people who believe in the idiotic absurd doctrine of a bodily resurrection but the gradual growth of ration and the law of progress which never sleeps and which over bears all things onward and upward will finally supplant the coffin and the corpse and substitute the harmless urn and ashes In every sepulture Whatever contributes to tho pro longatlon of life and the promotion of happiness will finally command the support of enlightened men and wo men and as earth burial is known to be a prolific service of disease and death it becomes our duty to create a public sentiment for its abolition as as possible T J BOWLES D BUT 35 PER CENT THINK OF GOD AS PERSONAL Columbia University Men Show Sur prising Results In Religious Ex amination New York February lOTlio alleg ed discovery that Columbia university men have crude ideas about religion was made recently by a professor in Bryn Mawr college who Is making a specialty of the study of reJJsJ r psychology In order t thin theories ho had sc professor requested faculty to put the fol to a class of the stu tary psychology Do you conceive n1IWhat difference d make noun a personal and an Impersonal beingUnder what image or Images do you think of God What difference would the nonex Istenco of God make In your dally life Papers bearing on theso questions were distributed among tho Columbia ten who wero requested to turn in their answers within a low days All except three failed to submit their eplles and It was decided to mako the questioning a part of tho regular work Accordingly an entire lecture period was given to tho matter and tho stu dents wero asked not to write their names on tho papers in giving their answers but merely to state such facts in regard to themselves as they might doom necessary to explain tho answers The class consisted of for tyflvo students throe of whom handed in blanks Twentytwo said that their conception of God was Imporson tl nail only sixteen regarded God as a lerBonai lacing tho remaining four ox grossing doubt as to tho personality- or Impersonality of God and explain- Ing their conception of tho Supremo Doing Few neon took the trouble to rotor to God with the capitalized rue most striking results woro d In the caso of tno last hlrteen of tho young mOil ohlnlllfIt would not inolfo iho least lilt orenco In Ihelr dally lives If tot hiurd of tho existence Ibo rust sold that there would ho loma Iffurcnco hut no two agreed exactly Is In tin condition of llfo if w IssuejnaIwim OBJECTS i The CempUte Separation of Church und State WJINII esuoxl Cburla IroiII TM iWtynijMt of ill hvwlny Ils r ItJ1I111 fl riltrvbttlbr uldl eish jirytpulJywI tUMMta of lit tiklsl will jiiwIrllrlttul Hlr tiIJjisiel I rlIdhh1Jrrub 11 d II pt 4 f II I tit Jtlaietuttelt r list 1M M rJbL MkLlwiii psit J JLr h1t rl 00 IV TI I not loud enough to disturb the meet lng but sufficiently emphasized toh heard by those agreeing or disegVec Ing with tho sentiments uttered Strange as tho services were then wero also profound and thoughtful and Mrs Henry In a clear ringing 1voice spoke as follows Hero follows the address of Mrs- Henry and Moses Kaufman which will appear in the Blade next week Dr Wilson Speaks Ison next speaker was Dr J B Wil of Cincinnati Dr Wilson Is prom ident of the National Freethinkers Society and was one of the mea who most assldiously assisted In the defense otMr Moore when going through his numerous prosecutions In the courts of the country He Is tho Ingersoll of the West Dr Wilson was more vigorous in his speech and In dulged in comparative common as be tween the life accomplishments of the deceased with those of other distln gUished Kentuckians who have gone ek before He spoke for nearly an hour jjtaBlilB reference to Mr Moore and 7 othe no Hen ho brought up Mari I T4a11i fjrecidnxldge and said All they have left is a teW flashes of wit and gleams of oratory but they never ex posed a fallacy revealed a new truth or advocated aught that was calcul ated to be of benefit to mankind He then proceeded to show by compari son that the life of Mr Moore had been oven more successful than theirs At the Grave This closed the services in the chapel Now tho crowd began to meat away Some returned to the city but the majority followed the procession I of mourners to the open grave which was waiting and ready to receive the dead As the casket was laid on the top of the grave and the family and r friends had gathered about Hon Moses Kaufman then delivered the following address which brought the strange ceremony to a close The address of Mr Kaufman will Iappear in the next Blade From Louisville Herald DEATH GENTLE MESSENGER TO RELEASE HUMANITY FROM CARES AND SORROWSMRS HENRY DELIV 4ERS REMARKABLE ADDRESS At Burial of C C Moore the Heath- eni Editor Assembly Mur mare Dissent r Lexington ICy FebOThe body of Charles Chilton Moore noted as ago nostic and the brilliant but errs tic editor of the Bluegrass Blade and ho took pride In calling himself ithe 4 W the Lexington cemetery this afternoon Tho funeral services were held In the little chapel Fully 1000 pee pie had gathered most of them through curiosity to hear what would be said over the corpse ot an Infidel although Mr Moore had many person- friends in the throng Few of those present however were in sympathy with his antiChristian views as was shown by the murmurs of dissent during the address of Mrs Josephine K Henry of Versailles who was the principal speaker The tenor of Mrs Henrys oration which waa read from manuscript was that the grave ended all and that Mr Moore would live hereafter only in the memory of his pure and upright life and in the love of those who had known him The salient points of Mrs Henrys address were as follows Here folows extracts from the ad dress of Mrs Henry Dr Wilson and Moses Kaufman which will appear In the Blade in ful Inext week THE NATION IS IN URGENT NEED OF MORAL AWAKENING If anything is true if anything can be true a moral revival among the leaders of American society Is now urgently and Imperatively needed to promote tho happiness and welfare of the masses Tho shameless conduct and flagrant immoralities of such great leaders in the social business religious and poll tical world as the McCalls and the McCurdys the Hydes and the An drews tho Blgelows and the Depews suggest to me the very urgent need of a moral revival Let us hope that every good man and every good woman In the nation will unite and combine their efforts to arouse and develop the moral sense in man which is priceless and rare ajovo Intellect far above all the sor did gold of earth and far above pomp and place and power A study of the psychology of the public mind demonstrates that In all ages of tho world and among all peoples both savage and civilized l the masses of men and women follow the fashions of the wealthy and adopt the standard of honor established by the leaders in the social business and religious world and this psychologi cal law with which all students are familiar is now working an alarming degradation of the moral sense in all classes of society This psychological law by virtue of which the masses tollow the fashions t1H 1 t and adopt the standard of honor of ItyitallyImportant comtthronehllvile and vicious loaders In religiousmcu whose moral sense is their guld lng star in life firmlylithee9u men and good women in this ro organizejandioq In life with men of probity and doivedmonts the Baers and Rockefellers i furnish the standard of morals s t constantlykfling th bray Into the penitentiaries of tli try here is a small but powerful min ort bf higher individualized and In depea men and women now at wprjt to create higher ideals for the tnas es and the outlook is hopeful theyjlil finally succeed with the whl snd throngs of righteous Indig nation in driving bad men from every exoltri station ln life and replace Uiem nth men who will be an insplr atlonhthe rank and file of our coun try 1 The moral man Is the highest product ott cosmic energy and It Is a high honor to any man to assist the natural process of evolution until the moral sense Is so highly developed that the conduct of every man and overyrj wpman will promote the happiness of the entire race- Ouriachievements in the physical iijicni technical and biological sclenceahand our material greatness graadeur infinitely surpass any other 7perlod in the worlds history but020rality is but little if any standard that pro- vailcdluring the long dark night of the middle ages infanticide suicide homicldeG prostitution and many other crime iae as prevalent now as in any tonner period of the worlds tory and ne pirates who control our comraerelaf seas are far more dangerous that the robber chief Uons who- plundered4Europe for centuries dur agesIand brlflU1 odious and to make fashionableIman until twentieth century shall jbe m det jigjgHous fOr its virtues as the er great Hess andJ 3 strange thu al low the fashion and adopt the stan dards of honor of the classes because In the beginning of society among primitive men t was vtally essential that the many should be ruled by the few this was the beginning of gov ernment but thanks to the great nat ural law of evolution all men and women In civilized countries are now powerful and wise enough to create their rulers and to demand of them a high order of greatness and goodness- In view of this tact In view of this power which resides in the people how strange it Is that they will debase and degrade themselves by elevating to leadership such vile charac ters as David B Hill Tom Platt Tom Taggart Morgan and Belmont the Hydes and Baers and many others who embody all that Is evil in the wholly unnecessary to drag In to the light the leaders in many other departments of our social life to prove that a deep revival of morality is now urgently and Imperatively de is an infinite distance ween the great and the gentle Chan ning and the blatant imposter Dowle there Is an infinite distance between Jefferson and Lincoln and Tom Platt and David B Hill and It is a sacred duty that each of us owe to posterity to smash all vicious idols that people are now worshipping and build altars In every hamlet and village for the worship of the beautiful the good and the true T J BOWLES M D Muncie Ind Jan 16 1906 Milwaukee Dally News Jan 16 06 GIRARD AND ROCKEFELLER When Stephen GIrard died sixty years ago ho was the richest man In the United States leaving a fortune of 8000000 with which GIrard col lege was established and endowed The funds of the college though it is a Pennsylvania institution have not been misappropriated The Phlladel phla Press says that there are 1600 students enrolled A group of build ings unsurpassed for utility and in one instance for architectural beauty by any college In tho land has been erected A constantly changing army of orphan boys has entered to emerge a welltrained carefully edu cated properly clothed body of youths fit for every duty of citizen ship It is altogether commendable to Pftiledelphlas management of the GIrard fortune that while tho great JJ4 college for poor boys has been built and supported in a munificent fash Ion the fortune has grown many times its original size The report of the board of city trusts shows that the annual income last year far ceeded that of the previous year It is also highly gratifying that no breath of real suspicion has ever tached to the handling of this im mense endowment Tho founder of tho college provid ed that no clergyman or priest should have voice in its affairs He was an atheist or agnostic and took precaution that tho institution that he founded should not come under the control of any religious organization Compared with Rocefellers fortune and donations to Chicago University GIrards fortune was a pittance The Rockefeller institution must be head ed by a Baptist Yet despite tho Tact that GIrards fortuhe is nothing in comparison with Rocokfellers mil lions and that the one barred all clergymen and tho other insists on Baptists It is quite as likely when tne record is finally made up It will uo found that GIrard worked greater benefit to humanity than the colossus of mineral oil From The Pasadena Daily News BLUE LAWS AGAIN Editor News Will you permit me to reply to Publicus in as brief a letter as I can- Publicus say there never were any Blue Laws they never had any Istence save In the Imagination of a man who had become soured and dis for not replying sooner Is that I had to send to New York to get evidence which I knew existed and this Is my authority The Blue Laws of Connecticut taken from the code of 1650 and the public records of the colony of Con necticut previous to 1655 as printed in a compilation of the earliest laws and orders of the general court of Connecticut and from Dr Lewis book on Sunday legislation also an extract from tho constitution of civil compact adopted by the towns of Hartf121 Windsor and Weathersfleld show lIif the Biblical basis of tkvami ers in New England and some ex tracts from the Blue Laws of Virginia Copyrighted by the Truthseeker Com pany 1898 Alice Morse Earle in her interest Ing volume The Sabbath In Puritan New England writes of the Blue Laws Though these laws were word ed by Dr Peters and though we are disgusted to hear them so often quot ed as historical facts still we must acknowledge that though In detail not correct they are In spirit true records of the old Puritan laws which were enacted to enforce the strict and de corous observance of the Sabbath and which were valid not only in Con necticut and Massachusetts but In other New England states Even a careless glance at the historical record of any old town or church will give plenty details to prove this One of the laws best known as a Connecticut Blue Law is a prohibition- of mothers from kissing their chil dren on Sunday Captain Kemble of Boston in 1656 was kept for two hours in the public stocks for his lewd and unseemly behavior In pUbliquely their spelling kissing his wife on Sunday His wife mot him upon the doorstep when he returned from a three years voy age and they scandalized the neighbors with the warmth of their greet short extract of the law against Quakers Is as follows Whereas There is a pernlclou sect commonly called Quakers who do take upon them to change and alter the received laudable customs of the churches by denying all estab lished forms of worship For prevention thereof this Court doth order and enact that every person or per sons being convicted to be of the sect of the Quakers shall be sentenced to be banished upon pain of death As late as 1774 the first church of Roxbury Mass fined Its members for nonattendance In 1651 Thomas Scott was fined ten shillings unless he have learned Mr Nortons chata chlso by the next court In 1760 the legislature of Massa chusett passed the law that any per son able in body who shall absent themaelves from public worship of God on the Lords Day shall pay ten shillings fine By the Connecticut Code tho fine was the same and the w was not suspended till 1770 By the New Haven Code five shillings was the fine for nonattendance at church and tho offender was often punished otherwise as well Some times however the court Increased l f 1 m L tlio fine as Captain Denison one of UBW Havens most popular and re citizens paid fifteen shillings Williamlasdenwas brought up for absence from meeting He pleaded that he had fal Saturdayiuld toslopHe was convicted of sloth idlness for this and sentenced to be UblcquelY whipped VlThe Quakers were beaten with Jaouts similar to those the Cossacks peopleJMay attended and objected to the ijfles of worship and ear was cut off offense the other ear was cut hotInthehrindabout1msfiWled to attend public worship but were compelled to pay to the 1rch whatever amount was assess e against them for a system of wor sjltt they abhorred feomas Prince governor of Ply juth was heard to say that in his science the Quakers were such a pIE as deserved to be destroyed Ufey their wives and children their Mfiises and lands without pity or mer cat Humphrey Norton at New Haven being a Quaker was severely lipped and burned in the hand with t i letter H to signify heretic- o sentence of death was executed ujpn William Robinson and Marma twentystb warrant under which Walden ai ed j To the Constables Dover Hamp to j Salisbury Newbury Rowley Eps w ji Wenham Linn Boston Rox bi Dedham and until these vaga id Quakers are carried out of this Ju Jsdlction You and every one of yi iare required In the kings majes t name to take these vagabond Q ijkers Anne Coleman Mary Tomp f k and Alice Ambrose and make t ai fast to the carts tall and drive cart your several towns to whip t tenPest and so to convey them from table to constable till they come of this jurisdiction and you will iver it at your peril and this shall your warrant Per me Richard den at Dover daled December see iib rea nfor u i Ignorant of these fact unless he has purposely refused to Inform himself when plenty of opportunities were present for in these days of abundant cheap literature when every person almost can read and have abundant opportunityHe just as well said that the persecutions that were committed during the long period from tho fourth to the seventeenth centuries only Isted In the Imagination of some dis gruntled person E LEWIS A TRIP TO- ROME NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Within the next month Dr Wilsons book A Trip to Rome will bo com pleted and ready to send to subscribers 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 that each person will get his book and to avoid all complications I request that each subscriber write me and give his name and address Let each one take pains to write name and address plainly If any book miscarries from wrong address it will either be Lost or I will havo to send postage for Its 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will be worth far more than the 15 cents and that for these reasons you will agree that I am justified in asking it am only asking for the extra am putting In the book of which you get the benefit Dr Wilson wouldnt consent to have his book abbreviated and having begun insisted on telling his whole story begin ning when he left New York and end Ing on his return to that city Such a book in any bookstore would cost for your book when you have once read It- there are about 200 of the original subscribers who have not yet paid for the book Now that the boon Is almost ready for binding and that you are assured of getting it please remit the 115 at once Be careful to spell your names and addresses correctly and give the county as well as state and post office JAMES E HUGHES EMPEROR Employs a Water Witch to Locate Water In Feminine Stricken Southwestern Africa Berlin January 26Curious inter est attaches to the announcement that Emperor William has commissioned Herr Von Usler Chief Government ficial of Apenred province of Schles wig Holstein to proceed to German Southwest Africa and find the subterranean springs by means of a divin ing rod Von Uslar has a wide reputation as water finder in Schleswll Holstein but scientists refuse to admit Jls claims that he discovers water by means of a divining rod The Emperor heard of Von Uslar and ordered the ministry of public works to In quire Into the matter The ministry collected numerous testimonials from the provincial authorities seemingly proving the extraordinary success of Von Uslar in discovering water veins The Emperor thereupon decided to utilize Von Uslars powers for the purpose of alleviating the chronic famine in German Southwest Africa where the German troops are seriously handicapped by lack of water From New York Truth Seeker Mrs Josephine K Henry of Ver 6opagOIpamphlet vorce laws She Is of tho opinion that economic moral and mental dependence is being so rapidly secur ed by women that the times are ripe for such a law 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eigu mea trom Lex ington on wuat is mown as mo surf mAr s Mill pike on Lao 20th day of Uocemoer 1837 Any accurate skotch of his Ute and career would furnish In some respects a romance strang er In detail than much that appears in hctlon Of an intensely entnustas 1tic and energetic nature ho gavo all strength of his being to any cause which he undertook to champion and pursued his advocacy with earnest ness and sincerity Every year of his life from tae day ho arrived at the age of discretion forms something or a chapter in a truly remarkable ca roer He was a descendant of ono of the most detingulshed and aristocra tic families of the early days of Ken tucky The family treo from which ho sprang extended bash into tho old nobility of England and Scotland On one sldo was the Duke of Argyle and on the other the Earl of Surrey His immediate progenitors were oven moro distinguished than they because of their labors In the ileds of relig ious thought and the outcome of their teachings in America His an cestors In America wero noted ng ures In the Revolutionary War for American independence He was born in the lap of luxury and plenty His associates were of the best the community afforded From affluence to comparative poverty front a life of ease to ono of toll from religion to infidelity from a lino old Kentucky home to a prison cell and back again to peaceful Quakeracre ore among the remarkable experiences of his Ir regular and interesting career Ho was the only son of Charles Chilton Moore Sr of Virginia and his mother was formerly Miss Mary anne Harrison Stone a daugnter of Barton W Stone the founder of the present day Christian church His father was born In Virginia but brought to Kentucky by his parents when but a pliiid of six months and d with them on a farm which S one owned by Mr Mooro Jon this farm that the do is born a farm then of 850 erwards distributed by in 347 acres falling to tho lot lire in whose possession It ro had three sisters Ono inmict flitaQtn nf Mown a second married Judgo 1 E Cantrlll now on the bench o o Kentucky Court of Appeals and the other was the wife of Major Thomas Y Brent who was killed in the Confederate service while leading a charge on a federal fort at Green River Bridge Ky July 4th 1863 Both Mrs Cantrlll and Mrs Gris som are dead so that his only living sister Mrs Brent who owns a nelghoorlng farm to that upon which Mr Moore lived Charles C Moore was married to Miss Lucy G Peak of Georgetown on the 14tn day of February 1867 Five children were born of this issue The eldest Charles Chilton Moore nam ed alter Is father is now n cnomlst In the Geological Department of the Federal Government ai nsuington Leland Moore the second son has boon engaged in farming with his father Brent Moore the third son Is Just completing his education and his only daughter the youngest of the children Miss Lucille Campbell Moore is now teaching music in the city of Louisville One other daugh ter was born to them Miss Eliza Campbell Moore who died at the age of a years and he father said that her death put the first gray hairs In to his head Early Education Tho early education of C C Mooro was obtained under dhcult circum stances for few schools were in Kentucky In those days When eight years nf ago was sello to what was Known as the Valley School House located about two miles front his homo Later a new school was built in closer proximity to his homo mown as the Fort Hill Academy and young Moore was transferred to thin Institution Attending tho name school at the same timo then boy wero Judge Blmrall of Louisville W C P Brocklnrldgo Robert J I Brecklnrldgo Gen John Castle man Misses Mary and Fannie Castle man and Joseph n Slimall after wards Mayor of Loxlngton ills next tuition was derived front tutors Ills parents next hint to tho old Transylvania Unlvorfllty whore hobo came an Intimate friend of Jane- Lane Allen J W McGorvoy nail other literary and Jllbllca uehtH but he grow lianydLI1850 toimuilrlculatled at logo Va After two yeas at this In stitution lio Kiidualud and later was ordained to the Christian ministry Tlio noxt few years of his life wore Shunt In much tlio same manner as of his Rue mid muanu won o InollHoi In spond Iliolr days at Unit NruaIall mid lit union imtlum in Wudpty MlnlltryMlllr ministry aid ImlHtf iiriJiilnud liy Alwxundur Mnisulf Mr Mooru Inuamo nimiMlHlii HlnuraHl pruucliur IrMHiHHH Iliruunli Kviiliicky mi foul Jill iif Iu aubpub In IUu iijtiN wHrt or rlvutu rut corrvliiHiujMjIwiKV tMritMio suy wMju t vs Iud 11411r t k ii i taint of and it was hero that tho foundationswere laid for ardent scepticism to which ho devoted the later years of his lire Speaking of this incident In his career ho says Parting of the Ways- I was fresh from college and love ed tho natural sciences and the people listened with great interest to what I told him about botany logy astronomy and especially about geology their country abounding most wonderful geological pheno mena It was geology In these moun tains that had much to do with my subsequent abandonment of the min istry I watt wonderfully Impressed by tho conglomerates that I found on the tops of those mountains Hero ghardrolled in the sand and water for ages thatIonce been the bed of the sea and what Hugh Miller called the testimony of the rocks as to tho ago of the earth seemed to be In hopeless conflict with the cronology of the Bible While the seeds of Infidelity had now been sown in his heart he con oafterwardmade the acquaintance of a Confederate sodler at Lexington William JaHatch The latter was a scholar and loved to discuss tho issues of theol ogy qThecllncd towards scepticism The mind of Hatch turned moro readily toward too Christian faith Just as no two men can take the same thoughts or view the same object with the same results the effect of this investiga tion acted differently upon these two the result MrstudentsdConcerning Hatch and I never discussed what effect tho inves tigatlon had upon us but so far as was concerned it had overthrown my faith In the inerrancy of the Old Tes lament and I determined to do as Colenso had done discard the Old Testament and preach only the New A Singular Diversion Fol owing this Mr Moore accepted the pastorate of a Christian Church at Versailles and while Hatch had at first been an Infidel Moore persuaded him to become a Christian and he later baptized him in the faith It was not long aftmthls event ln his checkered care he dls rded the fundamenta s of Christianity and launched his boat upon tho sea of doubt and infidelity It was dot ing his pastorate at Versailles that the Civil War broke out and this troduced him to a new phase of life Ho planned so that he could be cap tured by Morgans men and then be came a sort of combination of chap lain hospital nurse and soldier His connection with tho Confederate army did not last more than a few weeks and he went back to Versailles to begin where ho had left oft in the work of his pastorate He con timed preaching until the end of the year of his term when a minister had to be erected again Althouga he got noany every vote in tho congregation he preached no more His termina tion of his career as a Christian min later is best told by himself He says MInistryOne and preached a sermon and at its close with no explanation to anybody ed the Bible picked tip my hat and walked out the front door of the church That evening I called the of tlccrs of my church together and ox plalned to them that I had quit preaching because had become scop ticat as to the truth of the Bible I had never read any Infidel book or in fidel paper and tho name of Ingersoll had never been heard oV This was tho last of his ministry Ho never preached again It was severe blow to his mother who dote upon her son as a leader among church workers But Moore was hon est sincere and ardent in his No taint of hypocrisy or insincerit Las attached to him It seems al most Incrcdldioio that within a to short years ho would bo assallfn withsthat Biimu Intense artier employed in teaching them as worthy of accept unco still belief Yet It was Un aided by oxtanoous Influences ho had crossed the bridge It was from this moment that the most Intensely In teresting portion of his life began Goes on Long Trip lhx Mooro as a Christian minister camo almost together Ho had no partlcii tar mission before him and still bola within roach of the horn of plenty b rusolvod nmkolilB to tho Uol Land and traverse as much of tho journey an ho could on foot Ho start oil thin In good faith lilt ho never rtmcliod 1 tI at least not on that trip an that experience was do furred until much later period ii hits life lie trumped through iiUnited inter lo Now York Iliencu UvDriHMil liy stunner wad thou begun pIlKrlwiiKO of KiiKluiul on tout IIlIulotlloiiml her wife whu wanted In adopt hi Ollll1tolIfIllml Iliu Ktiiuroju oifnr hilt lio Inn IIIUIIIIHlmllllll 111J preacher from the laity and created something of sensational interest among the people he came in contact with while abroad Even In his later lire he delighted to recount the ad ventures he encountered while on this InvariablyInterested While in Paris he received the in formation that his sister Alice had died and while ho had mado up his mind to cross the Alps before giving up his journey to Palestine ho aban doned even that and returned to America Soon after this he was mar reed as previously related and he be questionNever at any point in his life has the Integrity of Charles Chilton Moore been called in question It has occupyIngllglous thought oat Charley Moore had never knowingly uttered a lie and thero is nono who know him whoever questioned the moral life JStrikingShortly after his marriage an portunity for amassing wealth at com paratlvely small exertion presented itself to him Although he personally relates too Incident the same anxiety which he is said to have employed never knowingly to Injure a fellow creature impelled him oven to refuse to divulge the name of the principal actor in this chapter with him In giving publication to the incident he refers to Col R H Fitzhugh as au thorlty for the truth of what ho states The pseudonym of Major Brown is appearsthatNow York syndicates for railroad building At this time Mooro had been Lexingtonreadily the work on the farm To further bolster up the story the names of Joseph S Woolfolk and John B Bowman tho latter a regent of Ken beingIntlmator One day the Major offered Mr oore the secretaryship of one of the railroad syndicates he had organized t a salary of 300 a month He cepted A few days later tho Major gave him 10000 with which he re uested him to purchase a home for somewhere near Lexington Only gnusli11nstock In a railroad that was built soon afterwards Trips to New York lowed and the Major never lost an opportunity to show marked traits of generosity to his secretary All this aroused Mr Moores suspicions and he concludes his recital of the adventure by saying Though I could see nothing wrong in the man and though ho seemed to be devoted to me I could but feel that back of all this there was some scheme that I did not see because it seemed to me that was getting too much value for what- I was doing and I watched the Major closely I never discovered that owhendeeplaldplot washardtested k but when I baddotiesoIh- im every cent of money I had gotten from him including my traveling ex penses and even refused to have a single cent of my salary I then ex posed him and he son disappeared from about Loxlngton and I have never since heard of ulm Starts In Business For some months after this Mr Moore operated a flour mill In Lexing ton but too venture proved unsuccess ful and he soon sold out his Interest in it He had made no literary venture at this time but he soon wrote a few articles which found their way into the public prints His first effort was taken as a political satire on too Ed ibility of Crows which appeared in tho Lexington Observer and Reporter After a few spasmodic literary efforts he composed an article on A Lay Ser mon to Preachers which was given publication In the Lexington Dally Press While that article cost Mr Jesse Woodruff then editor of the pa per his position It brought Mr Moor t more or less literary fame The Press was then owned by Henry T Duncan Sr afterwards Mayor of Lexington and although ho discharged Mr Wood ruff for giving the article space Mr Duncan employed young Moore as a writer on the staff of the Press at a salary of 75 per month Infidelity Cost Him His Position His Infidelity would however crop out in his writings and for writing a oaf ads r the next live years he was a combination of editor and reporter on the hiye t ago when he voluntarily gave It up to salesLa per gaveItors of a journalist upon a Lexington eXlerlencoIncame because of his inability to got whichhetions concerning religion and tho liquor tralllc ho opposing both ho re solved to start a paper of his own Grasss aitogetyh d Mr Moore never employed the edi lariat we In all hU writings but ho preferred the personal pronoun which subjected him to Innumerable tItrolleucijiilivd n large circulation hut u brought editor friends and family tauIru on tlio nilfull of oxiiKf n but be growIt UIh o ulitit Will lImp limp uojieyrnlnij unimlug liitill l f1Jtr flan ho never relinquished his post on untilthestances compelled him to do so Gets Into Criminal Courts Because of the publication In his paper of a church scandal ho was fin KyHonever treated as a common prisoner whllo friends subscribed the amount themrorberoreJUdge blasphemyispublication of an article Intended as oftheChristianfaither was presented to that Indictment alengthy attheith the statement that in the case the laws of a country enjoying solute religious freedom thero Is no place for the common law crime of ofthecontravention of the Constitution of the State and the crime must be con sldered a stranger to the laws of Kentucky Sent to the Federal Prison The greatest trial of his life however was yet to come which was his prosecution and conviction before Federal Judge Thompson at Clncln chargInthrough the malls Ho was given a UnitedStatesWith him there had been Jointly dicted James E Hughes his publish qr Judge Feland of Lawrenceburg Ky defending the latter and asked refuseIngplead his own case Whatever merits his caso might have possessed they were not brought out at the trial be oflegalonly succeeded In arousing both Judge and Jury against him The sentence palluponoft with a fine of 25 and costs amounting in all to This was paid and Mr Hughes released The Cincinnatian appeal from the judgment of the court on a writ of error but it was without avail Mr Moore was taken penltentlary1890 Pardoned by McKinley A large army of personal friends tthroughthewas petitioned In his behalf which re grantedtof tote term Ho was permitted to editing his paper from his prison cell and the Blue Grass Blade Hover suspended a single issue His attendedIvus root with a brass band at the depot and escorted to the hotel arrangedrorMoore lL Kaufman made the address of welcome Letters were read and JosephineK tapupon the occasion The local papers gave full and complete accounts of these proceedings at the time In one sense the conviction and sen fence imposed upon Mr Moore at Injusticefreeloveby District Attorney Bundy who prosecuted the case for the govern ment Never at any time did he ad ofhishe bitterly assailed the free love trine as being destructive of the home and family Again In Federal Court Stlil his legal troubles here not at an end Some time previous to this JudgeDarrindictment which also charged hl throughtbeimposedThosentence was suspended however Ul- an a promise of good behavior In using to repeat the offense which consisted in the publication of an ad vertlsement of a certain book compll cd by Annie Besant of England Mr Moore promised not to advertise the book further and he was let oft with out further punishment Ho was still doomed to further pros ecutlon however although he was not convicted again His prosecution be foro the Federal Court at Cincinnati was brought about at the instance of GeorgetowvCollege oral Court at Louisville 1900 ho was again Indicted for sending obscene mincer through the mails this time Hiocaso was set for trial at the October term Not caring to risk another con viction by pleading Ids own caso Mr Moore now subtilised his defense to a committee of Ixixlngton and Cinclnna tl men This committee engaged the legal service of Judge Slmrail of lou Uvlllo and John R Charlesworth tho latter being n member of the bar at Dallas loess to defend Mr Mooro against this charge Doth accoptcc and after a conference on tho merits of the case a demurrer was presontoi which JmlKu KvaiiH sustained lave otlIcnllOElla arnniiioiit inmlo that tho article puMliBlied mlKlit ho sacrilegious even blasphemous It was not orI and therefore no offunso against Kovarnmont Kvann hnlt11l1011 Wbr1llIal IL 2L UIIlt 5 er a consultation between Judge Barr who had Imposed the sentence and suspended it and Judge Evans who now sought to invoke it the dlclslon was reached to let the matter drop and Mr Moore was accorded freedom a penltyEven those who aro unabl to agree with him in his antireligious proton slons have been incuned to accord to him a sincere motive In all his writ- Ings Ho was ready at all times to defend his position on religious mat ters and even to assail the principal broughthlttnher of professors of Christian faith and several written debates followed Ho was no orator as he frequently admitted when called upon to give an address at different places In the country So far as is known he held but ono debate That was with Rev U G Wilkinson of the Indian Terrl tory and took place about three years agoHis argumentative disposition and belief in the truth of his convictions led him to seek for opportunities to get into a public discussion with some noted advocates of Christian thought upon too relative merits or demerits of their respective faiths These wore onlyknewcared to take issue with him upon printedInnumerable ministers of the gospel with a debate Intendedhoweverbe printed not oral About four years ago Prof B N Grehan of this city accepted one of his challenges and quite a lengthy vigorous and earnest controversy resulted These discus thetimellIadeInnever took part in another debate of that character although some fifteen Grehannature In the local paper From Georgetown Times DEATH OF CHARLES MOORE Mr Charles Chilton Moore generally known as the heathen editor of the Blue Grass Blade a paper printed at Lexington died Wednes day afternoon at his home Quaker acre in Fayette county after an ness of heart trouble which had con ned him to his home for about six months Only members of his family were present when the end came watch notwithstanding his long Ill ness was not expected at the time He was aged 08 years Mr Moore was born December 20 1837 on the farm where ho lived at the time of his death He was an only son and named for his fatheriHis grand father was Rev Barton W Stone a noted minister He graduated from Bethany Va College In 1858 Iill six Yfn tuamaa r minister of theChristian cni rch exander Campbell presiding a tho or dination He then took up t work of an iterant preacher in the I ntuclY mountains and this was succ dad by several years pastorate of tl Chris ian church Versailles It wa at this period of his career that he a cording to his autobiography first bet inie impregnated with infidel ideas nd sev ered his pastoral relations Ith the at one time re ided In Georgetown and while here vas em ployed as bookkeeper at the Deposit Bank soon after the organs ition of that institution Later ho as con papersfas reporter but his strenuous and er ratio methods of treating pe pie and things Involved him In freqm tit plications which resulted in his dis missal In 1884 he started tl e Blue- Grass Blade and vigorously issalled the established order of goo rnment departhFebruary 1899 he was sent to the ondcharge of sending obscene eraturo servingIdent McKinley lie was also incarcerated In the jail Paris for bitterly assallln a min 1at of that place He said in his paper It I had a contract to bore for hell fire I would build my derrick where the earths crust Is the nest in trout of the Christian church ol Paris Ho was forcibly taken from a rain on the Kentucky Midland ratite d near Centervllle by friends of thi minis ter and whipped with switches While ho was in the Paris jail ho rote a book called Behind the Bars which was simply an autobiography In 1903 attcl1dCdhis Fennellpaper was an ardent advocate of tho Pro ilbltlon notjlthis direction rapidly cooled lint his support of lulldel views was propor tlunalely intensified During Ma ho iiuido no recantation f those views In Fobnmry 1857 ho was fortiori to Ml i buoy 0 Peak of Boo t sofa ly iliuightor Mr olnnil P ak do hlldrouobin 0 goa a chemist In the Agricultural Depart f 4 ment at Washington Leland who has 1BrentUniversity in England and Is now a student of chemistry in Columbia Un varsity and Miss Lucille who is a teacher of music In Louisville A j t1lajficer who was killed during the Civil War also survives him Sho lives on an adjoining farm There were two other sisters Mrs Jas E Can trill and Mrs J D Grlsslm both of Georgetown who died some years agoDeceased was a witty and fluent but erratic writer He had too reputation of being a good neighbor and a kindihusband and father The remains were buried in tho Lexington cemetery Friday afternoon- In the presence of a largo number of friends and others Addresses were made by tits Josephine K Henry of ClniclnnaURichardson Thos W Moore Russell Wilson Thos R Gardner Chrs W Jicore and Dr J H Woo- dMETHODS The Organization Into a Political Body TIlE Tills fly the in ladies resisting all lesiasticism State ny uniting with and ocletios or party un justly and political for 0ny the corrupt reign bytherights to all all affair by all other practical libertyJustgovernrent ARSJ5O EXPERIENCE MARKSIlending sketch and descrtptlon mar ascertain our tree whether an probably imtentnbla tloaaetddlrconCdentlalIlandbnokonPatenteBent Patent taken through recelro tptetal without charge the handsomely Illustrated Lnrgeetdr rotation of any Terms a tlllaotdUn lyeast four newsdealers MUNN COMB8ro Yob New ynrk A Good Route I I to Try t it traverses a territory rich in undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for agriculture hortculture stock rais ing mining and manufacturing And last but not least It is 1 The Scenic Route tar Tourists itravelingfast time 4JBetween St Louts and Kansas City and points In Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and the Southwest Between Kansas City and points hi Tennrsses Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and phis and points in Kansas Oklahoma Indian Territory MemoI end the West and Southwest Full information as to rates cheerfullyfurnished upon appli cation to any epresentatlve of the Company or to Passenger Traffic Deportment mmerclul Building Sulnt THE BEST LINE I J r 7 Utrt Chira lndiaoAluli LIill FAfrfOU5DEALTU ONLY LINE TO TtlE- 111I T a t li u Ii ARRAYED AS SISTERS OF CHARITY Ohio State University Girls Dan ceo With Ked nevus ana some of Them SmoKed Cigarettes Columbus Ohio February 31n t proicsi against what ho dooms the seorauou a rousious garo lUH A ii Lojdon ot st i rancis uuurcn thiS city lias written a lUtltJl to resident W U Thompson ol uhlo State University Several nigius ago tnoio was a pro enado at the univorsuj viiich wa attended by students ol both attired In lancy costumes it appe that several youug vouieu aueui the garb of Sisters ot cnaruy ana 1Inthe accounts had it danced nUI red devils who carried pltchfoi and told their beads between dance In remonstrating against this He Air London recalled the lamous uolu smith dmiier in Cincinnati whlCll created a furor in social and pol1tlca circles and asked this question Ulu they take their cue from that cultur ed person of Cincinnati who was ported to have stationed two women in the garb of our Sisters at his doO to receive his guests with instructs to strip almost to the lines of thl naked human form divine and danct the cancan for tho delectation of hlb aristocratic company Recently President Thompson tool to tasK somo coeds who amok cigarettes and Rev Leydeu in hl rlotter added this I beg to suggest that you Ilal1 yourself of the opportunity to also enlighten the Ignorance and correCl the taste of the two ladles who dls graced American womanhood at las evenings prom by their deliberatE insult to tutu gcntiest and purest their sex- CommentI do not think it good taste for university girls to dress as Sisters of Charity and smoke clga1 ettes These unfortunate Sisters UIe to be pitied They are poor weak minded creatures taken young Into tho order and used forever after b the priests as trained beggars The are really themselves objects of char sty and their toll and lot are hum t Eating and hard But the Catholl aro a little too sensitive about theh garb It is no more sacred than the t plain homespun of our country moth cJianiiuo lril have Just as mnch irlghttto Imitate them as to dress In of a Quakeress or a Puritan or that of any other sect But if the girls want to have some real run they should get the boys to dress up as Prastes for of all the comil sights to be seen none are more turesque or contrary to their callir that of representing Spirituality so brlet fasting meekness virtue tht family and the home The hulks sacred pomposity arrayed in the priestly garb are the creatures who would mostly be in their clement dancing with red devils and pitchforks Cut the Sisters out for the are mentally enslaved and deserve pityNDIVORCE DEFENDED BY AKRON RABBI Akron Ohio February 3At the High Street Temple here today Ral bl Isadore Philo defended divorce and recommended morn restrictive marriage laws When the church acts in the cap acity of marriage broker he said it is the duty of the state to act as mal rlago breaker Not all marriages are made in heaven some are made In the other place and others in the marriage factory Others still are hatched in the incubator of convex lence Some are made by accident and curse society with accidental terIty In fact the devil makes a good many matches other than those brimstone and wood Many modern lmarriages are a greater evil than ivorce I make this statement bold because I firmly believe that wha God what love hath Joined nothing can separate and what the devil has divorced is a blessing When mar riage is a blessing divorce is dead Divorce Is not an evil If it is a rem edySocial conditions are such as to make marriage a mockery People buy a marriage license as they buy n license for horse or a dog So long as marriage is made i hospital for spiritual dyspeptics as long as marriage is made a sanitar ium Tor moral bankrupts and phy sical spendthrifts so long will di vorco be not a necessary evil but n blessed necessity So long as matrl many is converted Into an auction shop where titled noaccounts arc knocked down to the highest bidder so long will the divorce mill grind out misery and martyrdom Divorce U made an evil because marriage Is Is made ea mockery Divorce evil because marriage is made easy Restrictive marriage laws are more necessary than restrictive divorce t IUIIIMO 4 arts Each nppicant for a marriage license and the law should Include oath sexes should be compelled t undergo an examination to determlm Ills or her moral and physical fitness Such law would lessen divorce and In crease marital happiness The churcL tot has erred It has closed its ec to rice and sin It has blessed the Damage of virtue to vice The church tuo often collects the mar riage fee and permits the devil to per forth the marriage ceremony GREAT TIMES IN FRANCE New Freethought President Assessors Assessing Church Property Church Riots and Socialistic Proclamations Against War Great things are happening In France The new President Vallieres is a Freethinker with Socialistic ten Jcucies and the policies of M Combes promises to be continued The lresl dent of France is elected uy the a tional Assembly and no direct by th people as here The most slgnl1i cant part of the proceedings of hl5 removal of the Bible from the senatt chamber and the dispensing of ing the oath upon the same and also the dispensing of prayer It tool thousand years of war and Inqulsl tions and prance had to have her St Bertholoiuow and continuous prlestl and autocratic imposition and brutal- Ity for hundreds of years after be fore came the Commune and her pea pIes faces at last turned toward the corning light of liberty Then it nearly a hundred years more before they were able to kick out the prlesl and his prayer and his pass book from their National Assembly and eslllbl1sh a government based upon humanity This is one of the most import steps of history and as the American revolution took its Inspiration trom wench proclamations of Liberty so will the American government event tally learn of Franco and dispense taking the oath of office of President m tho Bible and quite acting the liar and establish entire separation church and state which it now hypocritically pretends to have Much redit for this must be given to the freemasons of France who dispensed with the Bible en their altars and he example of a purely secular brotherhood removing the bars alike from ooth belief and disbelief See Trip to Rome for what the Masons arc doing over there for Liberty LAgain he authorities are coming nto Conflict with the church and LaG beonvt ttlqgplace h nrli an pumber Wiled and roar ounned The stato is putting tho new bus bill recently enacted Into operation which provides certain allowance for the church But heretofo the state has had no knowledge of the wealth and possessions of the churc and the new bill provides that the tate take an inventory of Holy Stoe And this of course compels Invasion of the sacred precincts of the annolr cd and immaculate The priests ar nigh against this and excite the pe pie by telling them that it Is a pro inaiiui and desecration and the ought to opj ose the law consequentl tbe riots If any one else would pose the law in the same way the priests would howl about Anarch and anarchists Well the peopl ruwdl d Into and around the church irew red pepper In the eyes 67 the ficial clubbed and shot some and ihtrttise opposed them The polio were called out and after a numbe were killed the authorities ordered tho fire department out turned the on sane of the stained windows necking into smithereens a lot ubernccks and angels tootln horn and flooding the churches and scat wring the Holy Fathers and the per throwers and tho maddened pea- pIe poured out of the church lookini as though they had been rescued Trot owning and their God who Is ighty to save hadnt helped then Qne leetle weentio teentlo bit Then 1he authorities went In and took the vent ory After such opposition bl nallj cf the churches seeing that tit late meant business the Pope son ordlrs to submit as there was danger i hp state cutting tho church cleai Jut if they didnt No use talkin anco is malting history It would 00 interesting to look over the In ntory of church stock Really m Idea can be imagined of it all I will namQ some that saw on my trip First there are paintings and stat uar valued at hundreds of millions There arp statues life size and bust made of bronze gold and solid sllvCr These were all a favorite loot Jf Napoleon His campaign in Ital- didnt cost Franco a cent but he came bacl conqueror of Italy and had lions In his pockets and his soldiers had their pockets full also He would melt up the life size silver Peters Pauls Simple Simons etc etc wasnt stingy with his troops Then there are Immense Candelabra of gold and silvergolden altars et with richest Jewels gold and jewelled biblesgold and Jewelled Jesus os and Madonnas gold and Jewelled Jjj crosses crowns crops and cann sticks and etcetera of many 1lndI i saw wagonloads of gold and slln i hearts which wore prayer olIoriUlb tho Madonna These were placlo in large show cases against the walll end the hearts were from the size l a smai butter dish to an eating IJlat due Inp to Rome Then there are cases of Jewels taming diamonds rubles and all the richest stones And then wouldnt it be funny tc see the assessors get back in the sacristy and haul things out hl sacristy is a sacred place as tvould Judge by the name It is the dressing room of the priests and gen rally one of the most elaborate apall aeuts In the whole palatial push description of Sacristy of St Iarks venire in Trip to home in a tem toe like this where there aro fifty t1 a hundred priests imagine the prICl of their regalia petticoats uuuieutl able etc Why the price of the lace alone are fabulous Sonic of those jishops come out in a 50uuO toggery posing as representative of a Jew who if we are to judge by his pictures woro only a plan slip rube or dress and no laced unmeuti abies whatever Yell the French government ls lal ing an inventory of all these tWngs m making its settlement with the ohurch and when the church objects and opposes not wanting to hurl luem the state Just turned the bose on those old Cathedral rats and drowned them out and proceeded t naul out and look over and appraise all the gOld silver Jewels and duds m the whole place all of which prcl wed establishes the fact that the republic is a verity and that the reign A king and priest is at an end For some time war has been threat encd between Franco and German her Morocco A conference of the Powers is being held at Algoclrt ipalu for tho purpose of settling the ispute and the outcome is doubtful there is a big anti military party In iOth France and Germany both which are loudly proclaiming against far I have been saying for yea lint the time would soon come when lie what is called the common people ould acquire sense enough not to b ooled by the false cry of the patriot m and refuse to go out and try to tcp bullets with their bodies at the ichest of autocratic and capitalist ords and millionaire senates Well His feeling has broken out in Franc It is an infectious feeling and manifest itself in other countrIes ore long Owing to the war now pending the AntlmlltarlsS- or Fiance are busy agitating against Itrrbo other morning tho Parisian woke to find walls in all parts of the Ity covered with large posters read- Ing thus Var Against War Workingmen Tomorrow perhaps you may be confronted by the fact that war has een declared For five years the reach colonial party headed by iclcosse have been preparing for the conquest of Morocco Capitalists and army officers want us to Invade that juntry the first to Increase their wealth the other to gain new mil tary laurels no matter how bloody Capitalists and militaristic Germany inspired by the same desires Is posing them One must shudde at the thought of what this may mean millions of men fighting shooting each other down with magazine rifles lalJldfireguns and mltraileuses Ml lIards of francs taken from the pockets of peasants and laborers There is no exaggeration in tbls- We are preparing for war in our naval ports our army is ready to take thf 1905 war was only avoided b the resignation of M Delcasse the 19th of December the order recall- Ing the German Ambassador Iron Paris had been signed by the Kalse- and for four hours all telegraph line in Franco were closed to private parties that the Minister of War mlgh- use them without delay for the order to mobilize the army Tho press knows these facts bu remains silent Why Because it intends to force- the people into a war on the pretext that it Is Inevitable to defend tbe- honor of France The Algeclras conference will end In war The people have no desirer war they want peace Working men have no interest in war They have to pay tho cost In labor and blood it is for the workingmen demand peace Do not let us led astray by thQ words national hon or They are used only by capitalists who want to see us massacred Germany and France agree on this point the proletariat refuses to go to warrhls is the kind of protest that counts and is worth moro than the Peace Conferences called and beaded by czars kings clergy and capitalists that ever have been ever will bo held You may rest snred that those who make war are not going to stand up before bullets and when the workingman their to heretofore refuses further to olI rJ I I r j himself as a bloody sacrifice theu iris will be few and far betweenW KILL WE HAVE CHURCH COM BINESTHE QUESTION OF FEDERATION Shall There Be Church Comblnatlo Tho recent conference on church deration has prompted a well DOwn religious writer to ask Han vo too ninny preachers Ho then iddc The United States has ub ixtyscven million people llrofesslnb r layering some orthodox ialth all it has about 134UUu Protestant pas tors about 90010 of whom aro In save service one for every 745 the Protestant population or one every US famies of live person each nut the Roman Catholic 11ucl Vila its priesthood so thoroughly or iinized that few Catholics die even iruui accident without the jf a priest to administer the sacra cut has but one priest for eacl u u of its people or one for each jo families- In ordinary communities this Is quite enough for manifestly tile sup port by 149 families of a preacher and an active church would be a burden and adequate support becomes Impos Bible when a large proportion of thE auiillea contribute nothing The re suit of this glut of preacher is a dc trading of clergymen and of thoh railing through humiliating competition and through poverty Preach rs sometimes lack the decent necos iitlcs and frequently lack the com orts of life Elderly men are forced out of service iong before their use ulness Is ended because young meu can be had who will work for less gel ess and In natural consequence ac ouiplish less The conditions are made stili worse in small communities by the persistence of denominational distil Ions Villages of a few hundred le have three four a half dozen hurches On Now York town with Inhabitants has six churches Hchigan city of 5000 has thirteen lurches Two hundred and slxt even New York villages cannot support a living pastor much less a Uve hutch and 384 Michigan townspeople can do little better Yet tradition has It that there must be separate shepherds for flocks that differ in no es ential things In a word the Protestant church has not learned tl commonsense economic lesson easonable combination that is doll bef ro1tln the business world bu continues a losing course rather than Iscard small differences and unite In a largo purpose Adjustment of economic conditions Is not the greatest present problem 0f the Church but it is perhaps the tirst to success with the greater prob em and It certainly is one the sol tlon of which would be welcomed all the clergy for preachers would refer fewer collegues and fuller pan triesfewer churches and larger and more earnest congregations whom would be easier to address and who could make the service a more yltal thing The number of preachers could be decreased a third without prIving any individual of the church tinistryCommentThe above shows plait the distress of the church over Its small and vanishing congregation and how it is all at sea as how t medy the situation But this preacher let the feline out of his fuddledo when he said toward the close reachers prefer fewer colleague and fuller pantries Jesus said fake no thought of the morrow the preacher of today dont consider Jesus as authority on matters of gas rlc assimilation Those preacher whose piety is not of Intertinar gin are rarietles W TROOPS SHOOT any Thousancl in Christian Russia A couple of weeks ngo 10WS came that the czar had sue eden in breaking the back the rebellion and that a settlement of the differences between the people and the government was assured But we find that we ClInuot depend upon the censored news from Russia It is Icakinf out that a state of unrest and con tinuous strife is existing in thai unhappy priest and prince cursed laud and that the recent abate ment of trouble with the revolutionists was wholly due to the verity of the climate With the opening of spring it is expected that there will be a general and popular uprising At the present time the government is taking time by the forelock and seeking cry means to quell and inti cJate the people It is killing ofl the leaders as fast as they appear hooting students firing upon colleges without any provocation an I killing Socialists and Jews by thousand3 In revenge the pens A FEAST FOR FREETHINKERS I Here is npublication that will bring sure satisfaction to every Freethinker gIve new bride in the propoganda of Liberal ism In the list of contributors are numerous names familiar to Blade reads including Joserihine K Henry Charles Watts Clarence S Darrow Joseph McCabe Dr J B Wilson Singleton W Davis Harriet M Closz George Jacob Holyoake Prof W F Jamieson Dr Paul Cams Judge Jarrish B Ladd Stephen D Parrish Otto Wettstein J T Patch M M Mangasarinu Walter HurtIAll Rationalists will wan to read in the current number Dar rows great article on Punishment and Its Function Free thought the Essential of All Progress by Wilson All is Matter All Matter is Mind by Dr William Colby Cooper and Liberal Liberalism Obsolescence of the Church Philosophy of Op timism Human Equality and other articles by Hurt as well as many other firstclass features THE CULlURIST THE WORLDS FOREMOST FREETHOUGHT MAGAZINE An artistic periodical well printed on excellent paper and with a beautiful cover in colors 100 a year 10 cents a copy No free copiesit costs too much to produce THE CULTURIST PUBLISHING CO Box 970 Station M Cincinnati Ohio rr The Worlds Best Typewriter m I wE carry a complete stock of Desks Ribbons Papers sill supplies for all makes of machines Competent can operate anymake of without charge L to either party for our Sx dt or to just the Smith the most and of 6 6e Smith Premier Typewriter Co 134 W 4th Street CINCINNATI O J I t r ants anti others are attacking the luiiuou estates killing the pro pnetors ruusueliiug wdJJtriuwg ant Ml tins IfgDtllt rouJJi iIflQ intensely Juristiau and in the race on nil this brutality Christie people hold up Christianity us principle of peace and good will among men li you point thom to Russii they say uh well ve lont fault upon them as Christians l unit is wHat VJutliolics 1rotestai dud Ureck all say of each otlu viien their villuuies are made con spicious before the world None 01 them look upon each other as oeing truly Christian and they seem totally unconscious as to now other people look upon then the Daily yews of st Peters uurg in a dispatch says Since the uuys of Ivan the Terrible Russia has not wituessei such a wholesale slaughter as tha uow m progress The daily report from various parts of the empIre seem to rival each other in horror duudreds of people are shot with out trial for belonging to the Socialist Party and lor currying illegal literature or arms In the province of Vilua tit uovurnor Ueiieral has issued this order to his troops Use your weapons without quarter and spare none Where the Treasury has beet robbed the Generuls ordered the inhabitants to make good the deficiency on pain of laving the town destroyed in places where it is suspected there are revolutionists the mili tary chiefs order the townsmen to point out the guilty men or suffer bombardmentIn where there were no revolutionists the Colonel in command of the troops curried out the threat In respect to the Jewish situation the condition of affairs is appalling Gomel has been razed by lire and ninny Jews murdered and burned Eye witnesses relate that there were only 20 rioters and that heavy patrols of Cossacks ind dragoons did not molest them It would seem from nil we hear hit cessation of hostilities is only emporary soul with the opening- of soring and return of the Eastern armies the fight for freedom will bo resumed The people once Hiving tasted the meaning of free jceih will foreverlnstingly hun cr starve sacrifice fight and die for it mid like other people have lone will wade through slaughter to the throne and tear the music of Divinity from time face of Bru tri 1 We Sell and Rent The Smith Premier TypewriterI machinefurnished tality and set one more Star of brceuom in the Ualaxy of nations w BURGLARS MAKE RICH HAUL AT HOME OF REV E L POWELL Louisville Ky Jan 31The none of the Rev E L PoV ll101itEast Kentucky street pastor J first Christian Church was again en tercd by burglars yesterday morning making the third time within a year Two gold watches a check for 400 several articles of Jewelry of small value and in currency were taken by the thieves The theft occurred between midnight and oclock in the morning not being discovered until the servants arrived at the house that morning The detectives wero then notified and Detectives Sullivan and McCorkill were assigned to the case Nearly all the goods taken were from Dr and Mrs Powells room on the second floor The drawers of the presser were opened and ransacked md several small articles of Jewelry jolonglng to Mrs Powell were taken A gold watch and a purdo were taken from tho clothes of Dr Powell The vatch was presented to Dr Powell by ho Young Mens society at Maysvlllo tS at his marriage in May 1887 HALF STARVED GIRL COMPELL el ED TO READ BIBLE FOR FIVE YEARS St Paul Minn January 27Pearl al aged who was adopted when t a baby by her grandfather here An ton Myers has spent the last five ears of her life mainly In studying tho Bible Tho girl did so on bread nd water diet with an occasional bit or boiled rice Since sno was 6 years old her grandfather compelled her to read the Bible at all hours of the day the girl would not even be lowed to go out and play Her health has been seriously Injured The Hu mho society Interferred in her behalf yesterday and the court placed her in another family Now York January 27 Under his lay name Jos Sarto Pope Plus X Is named as one of the defendants In a suit to test the validity of bequests made by Mrs Mary E PheI- nn who died 21 years ago The POIJe is residuary legatee of the tate said to be worth several ldred thousand dollars She set aside large sum to pay 250 to the Holy ither then Pope of the Holy Catholic Church at Rome The Court Is aslted to decide if this trust did not- pass away with the late Pope L I FREEDOM OF THOUGHT GREAT LEADING EDITORIAL IN THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRE OF SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11TI And Which In Substance Well Reflects the Righteousness of the Philosophy of Mr Moore and In Affect Appears the EncomIums of Mrs Henry Moses Kaufma and Dr Wilson tTheJoseph Priestly commemoration in which Secretary Taft Edward Everett Halo and other prominent men took part recalls an interesting and valuable life and brings to mind the great advance which has been made in intellectual freedom since his day which extended from 1733 to 1804 He was born into a strictly orthodox environment and his parents meant he should be a Pres byterian clergyman At an early age he had mastered several languages and turned his attention to science while pursuing his theological studies He wrote the first history of electri city was early and prominently in chemical investigations being regarded as the founder pf modern chemistr and was the discoverer of oxygen Meantime he had become a minister but his views had so broadened that he was led to espouse Unitarianism and he was a strong advocate of the rights of the colonies in their strug gle for liberty Owing to these posit tlons his house was mobbed and all his property destroyed and he left hh home in London and later came with his family to this country where he died in 1804 The same spirit which t drove Priestly from England in the lat ter part of seventeen hundred long l persisted Kinglake in his Eothen recalls the fact that while he was a student at Oxford about 1840 Edward Everett then Minister to England was given tho degree of LL D at com memoration and that he was hooted at and mado the object ol a grossly T insulting demonstration by the student body because he was a Unitarian Going back to Bruno and Galileo all the way down to modern heresy trials it bas been only at the cost of persecU tlon ostracism and martyrdom that the human mind has been freed from icsh rkles which erflJastastlcism hat Hsitiith ol We Christian Church is doubtless due to the fact that belief of prescribed dogmas has from an early time been deemed of more importance under the Cnristlan than under any other religion Coming by degrees to be whol ly convinced that acceptance of certain articles of belle was the most portant essential for salvation from eternal fire and brimstone and that the salvation of a single soul tran scended in importance all earthly events and was celebrated in heaven they felt justifiednay compelled to go to any extreme either to make a believer of to prevent or punish unbe lief Consequently when tho human mind long in bondage began to stir and show signs of breaking away from the limits the church had prescribed for it which extended to scientific and political subjects the fires of the In quisition were lighted torture chaps bers constructed and the most cruel and shocking scenes in all history en acted bringing frightful suffering and death from ingeniously protracted agony to vast multitudes of Inoffen sive victims against whom the only charge was some variation in belief from church requirements- In some countries like Spain this method was suppressed and stagna tion and decadence extending to our own time followed In other countries like Holland England and Germany it was impossible to keep down the spirit of investigation and inquiry and the foundatlona of modern civil and relig ious liberty were laid any advance however beyond foundations was slow Authority in the Protestant Churches was transferred from a Su preme Pontiff to an infallible and lib erally Inspired book and it was insist ed that all its statements as to cosmogony astronomy geology and history were to be accepted as of Divine dic tation This caused another halt in in tellectual progress and while those who dared to think for themselves and follow fearlessly where truth led them were no longer rolled in spiked barrels or broken on wheels they were stigmatized as atheists and infidels and made social outcasts It is within memory of our own time that any theory of creation which varied from the account in Genesis and did not accept the story of tho flood and the tower of Babel wero impious and ab horrent to truth Now however the scientific spirit of investigating test- Ing and proving all things has come to bo almost universal mere authority Is largely discredited and religious tolerance among people of enlighten ment and Intelligence Is a thing of theI put r Unitarianism while a small sect numerically was the first to furnish an atmosphere in this country of tree dom of thought and the result was that most of our great writers have been within its fold While it has not greatly Increased it has like homeopathy in medicine so profoundly modified the doses of the other schools that Mr Taft could say at Washington the world seems to be slowly coming our way another way of saying 1Mt the day of absolute freedom of thought has arrived While its coming has brought appre- hensIon and disturbance to many we need have no fear of its ultimate sequences No harm can come to an man from honestly seeking the truth or refusing to accept what is contrar to his reason and only the truth can in tho endprevail The time was when free thinker was a term of reproach The time is at hand when not to be free to think will be an indication of servitude and inferiority DR WILSON Replies to the Expressions of Condolence From Many Kind Friends To the many kind friends who have written us in condolence over our bereavement Mrs Wilson and mysel wish to express our warm and heart felt thanks We received so man warm and sympathetic letters plain good oldfashioned fatherly and moth erly letters just the kind we needed and which are most comforting at such a time Nearly all had sufferer loss by death and many had a lik loss to our own Some of the letters helped us to forgot our sorrow fain reading them our sympathies were directed to sorrows even greater than that of ours Ah my friends these human ties are knit so tightso tight Enough has been said about my child without any praise on my part but I will say this that no one but her mother and myself knew how gifted she was Her ambitions were to be an archaeologist and explore the temples of antiquity and to Interpret Shakespeare and when she talked of such subjects she was informed and knew what she was talking about- I have often stood at the bed of death and wept with others I have put away father mother and dear friends but all loss combined didnt seem to be equal to that of my child There is much of selfishness in this because she was my ownmy flesh and bone and the product of my love TbJ rdu blu =ed1 coin It realize It I couldnt grass the f ill meaning of the idea that she was more Tha first dark day of nothingness Th last of danger and distress Befo e Decays untimely fingers Hod swept the lives where Beauty lingers AH what grief were crowded into that first dark day of nothingness Man of you know and remember for ever one is capable of great love and jwe never know just how beauti ful Jjpve is until it is stricken with great grief Life seems dull and grey to nip now and it has not the Incen Live it had Just now I care nothing for tine literary and other work I had planked for the future I suppose like othe s in time I will fall back in the old fines or be driven back and so myself- S o of you may wonder what ef fect this loss has had on my religious views I will say that they have not charged at all My lecture on Im mor allty and my article on Human Atfe tlons describe my feelngs and Idea exactly regard any person as wea whose reason may be shaken the reason expressed in unprejudiced moments by a shock of the affec Jon Reason mounts high over all andimust be the final court of every decision and judgment jcertalnly wish to have my little girl e back with me again and for the same reason my affections speaking I w mt to live again and to meet her aga n It is a normal wish and hope a leautiful and inspiring hopebut for reasons I have often advanced I ubt that the hope will be realized t sl nply do not know I cant realize hat such renewal and transformation of xlstence is possible The words of ho old song seem just now to express ny thoughts FoV all that is left of that bright bright dream vrith all Its beautiful phases Is handful of dust neath a cofnn lid coffin down under the daisies o not all that Is left much re nal ns besides tho handfull of dust- was once her beautiful person It much to me an affectionate person by nature to have experienced par ntal affection It was a great prljllege to be the parents of such chi d life is not complete not rou ded fully out which line not ro pet ed itself In offspring Procreation Is atures most urgent passion and lit she demands of alt Upon this law the great principle of Love forever rests She blessed our lives and made us happy and we tried to make her Ufe a happy one She left a sweet and hallowed memory not only in our own hearts but in the hearts of many We are far richer for having this bit of love and sunshine for nine years If there is a realm where as we are told the rainbow never fade and the stars spread out before us like the islands that slumber in the sea and where all mankind alike will go to relive reconstruct and im prove upon this imperfect existent here then am satisfied But rather than that any sad sorrowing sin cursed life here be sent to endless misery and never be given the op portunlty to rise out of its earth luted condition I would rather next meet my little girl again and forever be blotted out of memory mysell There is no conception of the hums mind even half so cruel as the Christian Heaven and the Christian Hell Instead of both or either of thes norrible condition behind great walls or in bottomless pit let us hope for the bright isles which purpliui rise out of deep green seas and over which enchanted rainbows never fade where all sad human creatures will live again and joy again and progress on to higher things This Is sent ment maybe but we can no more getaway from sentiment than from any other emanation of the mind Life is hard to most of us It has been hard to me and I have suffered We never know what troubles another Is carrying under his hat And yet- I would not care to be one who had never suffered for life somehow takes on a deeper meaning when we have sat in the shadows We take more serious views of it We stop tc think and feel and sympathize and in this way it puts us in touch with the sufferings of others and our own pulses beat quicker time with the great heartthrobs of humanity I am sure that my loss has placed me nearer to all those who have never known anything but sorrow and desolation And I know that I am now nearer to others who have suffered than I was before I know it by the kind after tionate expressions that have been showered upon usespecially those from the dear old folks whose periences and sorrows have been many compared to my own and whose advice has proven wise and comforting There Is but one remedy all say and that is Work Fill up the present by doing the duties at hand and bearing the burdens and mis twDeath Is not all of Life It Is only an accident more or less great ac ording to our affections and to our achievements and to tne good we have lone Though it casts a gloom over Us for a time or even forever still the esponslblllties of the present command our first allegiance Duty lies before us and sin and suffering and gnorance and superstition and cruelty are all around us Those who have had children of heir own and have lived among them have lived in the golden age and hough Deaths untimely frost came all too soon and wlpped my unblown lower still the fiber of her memory vill always remain to touch mo to gentle Issues to nobler duties and to loftier inspirations Her life was a benediction to me and to many and she lived not in vain She won a place of4 her own in the hearts of a aultitude and by some strange and potent agency of Nature she reached mt to long distances and to the common bond of humanity added a golden link to the endless chain- J B W DEATH Death Is appalling to the Christian and is dreaded by the Freethinker It Is counted only by those whose lives ave been blighted by disease or withered with the scorn and contumely of man The Christian tries to soften the norror of death by cajoling him self into a belief in a future life and the Atheist schools himself to bravely meet the unwelcome Inevitable Each prides himself upon the mode of the meeting Both would avoid or postpone the event but in this nature talks them The Christian says My way is best and is authenticated from holy precedent The stoical Atheist ays My way suits me and that is all there is to it Death simply says Come and we come Charles Ihllton Moore met his fate as he met Ifos worries bravely He did not know how to flinch It was a fitting end to a fitting life While our friend is gone his aims and desires are well known to us and we can profit by shorn More or less of his kindly and honest spirit has passed to each of us and we are none tho worse for It We are all glad that Mr Moore lived and stamped his In Ivlduallty upon the world Ho Is dead and his neighbors have his whole noble life before them From the ex tensions given by those who opposed him In his views there Is nothing mdomnntory Isis life and death is a problem for them to solve As an ljjiS exemplification of the possibility of living a clean moral life without igIous aid he was a success His death will concentrate thought and breed argument that will redound to the help of the cause that he espoused His life was a plea his death clinches his claim When Paine dIed in the Tull faith of unfaith the reIl1 glonlsts were confounded and to tho effect of consistency doubt was tnrown upon both his life and dent His life was said to be inpure IUs death was said to be smirrhed with incantn ion People were mystlflet Voltaires life and death met the same method of attack and still the publi were undecided When Ingersoll died conditions were different The press gave the truth and all the opposition could say was If he had had time Or warning ho would have repented Mr Moore knew for weeks that death was approaching stealing upon him by inches He was kept under strong opiates to relieve suffering visited by churchmen and every chance given to make him retract but ho dIed as he wished Rationalists die every wcel and die in the full expression of Athe- Ism or Agnosticism but Mr Moore prominence will outweigh all of them To the bereaved relatives we extern our heartfelt sympathy Their loss Is In a measure shared by us He onged to all of us and our grief Is great One of the great wheels in our system Is forever stopped and no wheel will exactly fit in its place I am anxious to read the eulogies ot his selfselected funeral orators I fee that no man was ever more honored by true outburst of affection and ty than he As we honor such a life we honor ourselves He threw him self into our cause and labored dill gently to benefit tho cause and to help us The pathetic appeals of his last days for happiness and how to secure it by being good show an unsel fish nature laid bare He gave us in grace and simplicity his innermost thoughts Into the mould has been consigned the effigy of Truth and Honor JOHN F CLARKE Arlington Md Feb 15 A TRIP TO- ROME NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBER Within the next month Dr Wilsons book A Trip to Rome will be competed and ready to send to subscribers 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 givon it would not reach them To be sure that each person will get his book and to avoid all complications I request that each subscriber write me and give his name and address Let each one take pains to write name and address plainly If any book miscarries from wrong address it will either be lOSt or will have to send postage for its return No books will be sent out until names and addresses of all the ginal subscribers are in and tallied with the list of names on hand As i have no means of knowing who may and who may not have moved I want ail names and addresses No matter if you have previously notified me of removal send in change of address now I will have a special clerk to list all the names Also I request that each of you clude THE POSTAGE Required to mall the nook which will be 15 cents Of course you are not compelled M Include this sum but I feel that you will not question my right to ask It when I tell you that the book will- ie much larger than I contracted for In the first place Dr Wilson intended to write only about 300 pages but the book will be nearer 400 than 300 pages and this extra weight will not only cost extra postage but extra for paper and binding which is now very high and extra for printing- I am sure that the extra expense which I have hazarded and the extra pages given you by Dr Wilson will be worth far more than the 15 cents and that for these reasons you will agree that I am justified In asking it I am only asking for the extra I am putting In the book of which you get the benefit Dr Wilson wouldnt consent to have his book abbreviated and having begun insist ed on telling his whole atory begin nine when he left New York and end- Ing on his return to that city Such a book in any bookstore would cost for your book when you have once read it- There are about 200 of the original subscribers who have not yet paid for tho book Now that the boost Is almost ready for binding and that you are assured of getting U pleaso remit the 115 at once Be careful to spell your name and addresses t kr J y J A FEAST FOR FREETHINKERS 2IHerr is a publication that will bring sure satisfaction to Freethinker and give him new pride in the propoganda of Liberal ism In the list of contributors are numerous names familiar to Blade reads including Josephine K Henry Charles Watts Clarence a Darrow Joseph McCabe Dr J B Wilson Singleton W Davis Harriet M Closz George Jacob Holyoake OarnsJudgeOtto Wettstein J T Patch M M Mangasarian Walter Hurt All Rationalists will want to read in the current number barrows great article on Punishment and Its Function Free thought the Essential of All Progress by Wilson II All is Matter All Matter is Mind by Dr William Colby Cooper and Liberal Liberalism Obsolescence of the Church Philosophy of Op timism Human Equality and other articles by Hurt aswell as many other firstclass features THE OULTURIST THE WORLDS FOREMOST FREETHOUGHT MAGAZINE An artistic periodical well printed on excellent paper and with a beautiful cover in colors 100 a year 10 cents a copy No free copies it costs too much to produce THE OULTURIST PUBLISHING 00 Box 970 Station M Cincinnati Ohio If M The Worlds Best I 1 IwE The Smith PremierTypewriter carry complete stock of Typewriter t Desks Ribbons Papers Carbons and I all supplies for all makes of machines Competent stenographers who can operate any make of machine furnished without chargef f to either party our Sooklt a Jjjj kmachinesGhe Smith Premier Typewriter Co 134 W 4th Street CINCINNATI O correctly and give the county as well as state and post office JAMES B HUGHES from Secular Thought Toronto DEATH OF EDITOR MOORE OF THE BLUE GRASS BLADE This Is the announcement in the same paper that records the end of Rev J Wades ministerial reer INFIDEL EDITOR WHO NEVER DRANK DIES Charles Chilton Moore Noted Ken tucky Atheist Was Once a Minister Lexington Ky Feb SCharles Chilton Moore editor of the Blue Grass Blade a noted atheist is dead after a long Illness Charles Moore was one of the states remarkable characters He was a minister for years before becoming a pronounced atheist He was arrested several times and once convicted and sentenc ed to two years Ina federal prison for sending objectionable matter through the malls hut was pardoned by President McKinley after serving a few months Editor Moore was never known to utter an oath tape a drink of intoxicating liquor or use tobacco his home life being ideal in every particular We can only express our regret at Mr Moores death which has not been unexpected for some time past as he was attacked with heart failure some months ago and had been com pelled to relinquish editorial charge of the Blue Grass Blade It is satisfactory to know that there are several contributors chief among them be- Ing Dr Wilson and the Blue Grass Blade will continue though we shall miss Mr Moores unique contribu tions We might compare the deaths of our two Freethought friends Holy oake and Moore with those of the two Illinois preachers who have just gone out of business in such a lurid fashion Let us however drop the curtain Comparisons are odious Smithland Iowa Fob 15 190G fir James E Hughes The last issue of the good old Blade naught the final sad news of the loath of our beloved friend and brother C C Moore he has gone for good jut ho will not be forgotten His death In our home was received with great sorrow but we hopo that all the faith ful subscribers will continue their subscription and lot the good old paper lye and good cause aa intended by its founder go on Please extend onr sympathy to the surviving family liif iM Jtftg We Sell and Rent s or to and may you meet with in the continuation of our sincere wishes =Dr 114e7 ik THE ROME BOOK I have been delayed I regret to say J in getting out the Rome Book For six weeks I was on a Grand Jury which took over half my time fromImy business Three weeks ago my c linotype operator mashed his hand in the machine and was compelled to have has finger cut off which caused further delay I have 225 pages nowc set up and printed and hope to get it all out in tho next three or four i weeks and must ask you to be patient as the delay was unavoidable HALF STARVED GIRL COMPELLED JX1 TO READ BIBLE FOR FIVE YEARS L SL Paul Minn January 27pearl ail aged who was adopted when a baby by her grandfather here ton Myers has spent the last five f years of her life mainly in studying Ir the Bible The girl did so on bread and water diet with an occasional bit of boiled rice Since sno was years old her grandfather compelled her toM read the Bible at all hours of them day The girl would not even bo al lowed to go out and play Her health has been seriously Injured The Hu mane society interferred in her be half yesterday and the court placed her in another famllyJiBURGLARS MAKE RICH HAUL AT HOME OF REV E L POWELL Louisville Ky Jan 31The homo of the Rev E L Powell 101 East Kentucky street pastor of the First Christian Church was again en tered by burglars yesterday morning making the third time within a year Two gold watches a check for 400b I several articles of jewelry of small value and in currency were taken by the thieves The theft occurred between midnight and oclock in the morning not being discovered thatIthe servants arrived at the house morning The detectives were then notified and Detectives Sullivan and McCorklll were assigned to the case Nearly all tho goods taken were rom Dr and Mrs Powells room on the second floor The drawers of the dresser wore opened and ransacked tad several small articles of jewelry belonging to Mrs Powell were taken A gold watch and a purse wero taken From tho clothes of Dr Powell Tho watch was presented to Dr Powell by the Young Mens dociety at Maysvllle Ety at his marriage in May 1887 k