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Digital page images are linked to the text file. r T air 1 H fljtlLarl J GRABS BLADEthnstgd J WE AIM TO OUT DOWN ERROR AND ESTABLISH TRUTH VOLUME XIV NUMBER 49 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNOAyMRCH 11 1906PUBCSHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE MOORE 11CHARLES Blue Gross 7th Bladei JAMES E HUGHES Editor and Publi Or TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTIONc One issue for one year 100 in advance In o if of Five NEW subscribers 50 cents each Terms100 per year in advance foreign c scription 150 per year Five new subscribers sent for one year for 0 6iSend st office or express money order New York t and if personal cheeks are sent add coll n charges as local batiks charge for coll sllllleItV J Make all money orders drafts checks etcJ a tiWe to James E Hughes Lexington Ei When you change your address advise thf cc giving your old as well as the new ad When you send yoursubscription say whet ou are a new or old subscriber itThe oddresssiP on the pa on of subscription and serve as a receipt he date changes as soon as the subscribe iSubscriptions to the Blade arocnot disconti at expiration le so ordered by the su wer The courts imrakx a subscriber n siDle to the publisher for the subscription p s of all papers received until the paper is paid for in full and up to date and ordered discon tinued Office of Publication is located at 153 W Short St Lexington Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexington Kentucky as Second Class Mail Matter Address all communication to Blue Grass Blade P 0 Box 393 Lexington Kentucky IIiF4StEDITORIAL i II II + + Ability is measured by deeds a a a a a Horse sense is often developed by the spur of the moment a a a a a Enthusiasm is one of the worlds greatest forces and sincerity is the backbone of success a a a a a Folly and failure are the best chums The man who only thinks cuts himself off from other men a a a a a Suggestions are often valuable but argument is more convincing Accuracy is even more invinci ble arc a a a Never try to teach experience because it is foolish for you to think you know more than your fellow men a a a a a Stupidity covers more sins than the proverbial charity hence we should not be too harsh or hasty in our judgment of some people- S a a a A happy disposition must be natural or culti vated It cant be bought or borrowed Time spent in fruitles Mbar is time wasted a a a a a Truth Courage Independence the three car dinal virtues of manhood These are the chief at tributes of a glorious race triune transcendent synonymous and yet not the same a a a a a After two thousand years of Christ on earth his followers have not yet reached that stage of human altruism wherein they can tender to their neighbor the big end in a horse trade a a a a r It is admitted that land labor and capital are the three great factors in production Then all should be equal in all things When the capitalist is able to buy a scorbutic duke for his daughter while labor is often on the verge of starvation it argues that capital is despoiling the other two factors t a re One of our professional evangelist recently de livered a sermon in Lexington upon the subject- of God and the Fool but we are of the opinion that both occupied the same platform at the same time although he might have done better had he omitted the conjunction from the title of his sub jeet a a a a Freethought would not blot from heaven one star of hope nor mock one earnest effort of man kind but it bids the human heart to cease casting a glamor over the days that are dead Remember that all the Worlds wealth cannot equal the splen dor of the sunset sky beneath which the humblest can trudge nor can it rival the astral fire that flames at nights highnoon above the poorest hut Age looks to the past Bright youth ever turns its face to the untrodden future a a a a a If one needed inspiration for more energetic lab ors in the cause of mental liberty that inspiration could be drawn from the enthusiasm that char acterized Freethinkers all over the country in the holding of Paine anniversary celebrations Were the character of this truly grout man fully known then a Paine celebration would be held iu every city town and hamlet in our country every year To him more than any other one man belongs the honor and credit of American freedom a a Can Christian not realize how ridiculous he pictures the God he worships by making him in strust a priest how he shall carve his pantaloons or sacrifice a pair of pigeons then standing idly by with his hands under his coattails while some drunken duffer beats the head off his better half woth a book jack while some bronze brute rips the scalp from a smiling babe If that is the kind of a hairpin who occupies the throne of heaven Lucifer hadsufficient justification for raising a revolution a a a a a Time Bible may furnish much of value concerning tint history and traditions of the Jews but it is lID fit bur general circulation and should be kept from the hands of innocent childhood It should be kept under lock and key with Don Juan and the Decam eron It is rank with revolting stories and darken ed by the shadow of a savage superstition Yet there are men who gulp down its contents like an anaconda absorbing an unwashed goat It is a sad commentary upon the Christian religion thnlJ Jri arcSHBWRM pruvails situ to ll fidelity has become the recognized correlative of education a a a a a A subscriber asks us to explain the difference between an optimist and a pessimist We can only reply that an optimist always points the small end of the telescope at the enemy while the pessimist points the larger Time optimist is ever hopeful partaking of the worlds joys the pessimist is ever sadat heart and finds not joy in anything The op timist is the brass band at the head of the proces sion while the pessimist has come to the conclusion that the human race is rolling down hill to hell and is trying to hold it back by the coat tails Time optimist seeks and commends human virtue the pessi mist find pleasure in hurling anathemas at vice Time optimist gazes upwards upon the stars the pessimist is forever with his eyes fixed upon a cesspool a a a a a By all the sacred bugs and beasts of Ancient Egypt what are our churches coming to Starving people ask a Christian world for grub and it gives them fortyeleven different brands of saving grace Jlossannahs are sent to time throne of grace from costly churches while a starving babe is tugging at the empty breast of a dead mother Many bibles and hymn books are being sent to famine sufferers iu heathen lands when beans and bacon would con fer a greater blessing From the standpoint of the modern church there is no longer a message from heaven no God in Israel Time church is a mere social clearing house an aesthetic forecourt to hell instead of the gateway to heaven Hireling preachers who would get shipwrecked in the poetry of Shakespeare or lost in the philosophy of one of his fools pretend to interpret the plans of him whom we are told writes his words in flaming worlds up on the papyri of immensity a a a a a TWO GOOD PAMPHLETS- We are pleased to note the activity shown by the Free Speech League of New York anent the outrage perpetrated upon Moses Harman editor of Lucifer embodied in a sentence of one years im prisonment upon the charge of sending obscene matter through the mails the confiscation and de paperAsdangers The Blade can extend a feeling of sympathy and regret sympathy for the suffering suchI a sentence must entail and regret that the bigoted cohorts of a brutish creed can obtain even a tem ageTime in the distribution of two pamphlets which di cuss theI allimportant subject from which its title is taken and they should receive a wide circulation One is an open letter by Prof T B Wakcman to the President of the United States and the other is t b frT tu Ir f upoii Postal Censorship in America by Louis F Post Each contain an array of interesting data interestingly told For copies and information ad B Foote 120 Lexington Avenue N Y dres1E a a in all the wide wide world today a wait or woman possessing even a partial intelli gent who can really believe that before Almighty God created the majestic universe and sent the wig ty planets whirling about the blazing sun j that before the first star gleamed in the black oer han ing firmament or a single mountain peak rose frog the watery waste he calmly sat him down and map jcd out every act of moral man decreed every war and pestilence the rise and fall of every na tion the date of every birth and death It may be exe lent orthodoxy but it is not good sense Does it n it accuse the creator of being responsible for all tLe sin and sorrow the suffering and shame that sine the dawn of history has bedewed the earth with blood and tears This may be theI Divine 1lad about which the preachers gibe so much but honest men must doubt it Where Reason sits ftlltl irnilflfl God has been compelled to abdicate Uemtun needs no celestial guide no heavenly monitor a a a a A FEW KIND WORDS Aniong the numerous kindly notices made of Editor Moores death none have gone deeper in our heart than that by J D Shaw in the last is sue 61 The Searchlight After mentioning the pub lished facts connected with his death and funeral The Searchlight says CCllhe patient resignation that characterized Mr Mooros last days during which his suffering was extremely severe and the kindly spirit with which he treated every one together with his firm adherence io the Liberal view of life and death made a deep and lasting impression upon his Christian neighbors many of whom had expected him to re cant at the last hour All reports speak in beautiful terms of Mr blooms good moral life and of his helpful charac ter as a neighbor also of his love and affection for Mrs Moore and their children three sons and one daughter To them Time Searchlight offers sincere svinriithv hoping thnt tinifl will allevIate the anguish 01 tue present leading them to find in the recolkjtion of his devoted life a f5S4 li ie removed from that of his PresoneeiI the flesn With him the storms of life have ceased und well yill he rest in the embrace of mother earth a a a a tEOPLE THE WORLD NEEDS When the wheels of an intricate piece of machin ery become clogged or interfered with or out of place the machine is seriously affected by the operation So it is with society If any part or portion becomes deranged the entire organization is af fected thereby more or less some immediate oth ers remotely Time kind of the people the world most needs are MEN who will put character above wealth who will not lose their individuality in a crowd who will be as honest in small things as in great things whose ambitions are not confined to their own sel fish desires who are true to their friends through good report and evil report in adversity as well as prosperity who do not believe that shrewdness and cunning are the best qualities for winning suc cess WOMEN who arc gentle courteous and kind who have not lost the ancient art of loving in whom the material instincts are not dried up who believe they have a higher destiny than a life of idleness and luxury who will never speak unchari tably of the less fortunate of their sex who consider it beneath their dignity to follow the dictates of the social set- a a a a a WHY WAR UPON CHINA peacethePeacock of the Orient Time pulse of those burning patriots who infest the national capital is again beating the reveille of war and their very souls are sounding the boots saddlesWhy that we are on the verge of war with China Why are the political bosses so eager for the bullets mad hiss and the fearful crash of steel Is human advancement to be born only of strife f Can only warring nations march in the van of the worlds progress Does a prolonged peace imply putrefaction Is there a craze for blood a lust for slaughter abroad in the land Does it not appear raginghotevery brow Can it be that here in America savagery is reasserting itself and this professed laud timeGoldenSuppose that America goes to war against China what is the issue in controversy Is some great hu man principle at stake Has our flag been insulted or reproach cast upon our national honor In what respect China given such offense The trouble dear reader lies altogether with the meddlesome Mattie who professes to be a Christian missionary Although in a foreign land they are 1111 I I iJ J 1f unwilling to obey the laws of the country and strive to become as it were a law unto themselves They toil not neither do they spin but they prey upon the people for their sustenance while demand ing contributions from home Unable to force their nostrums upon an unwilling people they raise h appeal to one or other of the consuls diplo matic notes are exchanged and unless apologies are forthcoming h is to pay Wherever the Christian religion has gone itsSfoundations have been laid in human blood the very hour that Constantine committed a foul murder to more safely intrench himself upon the imperial throne all down the centuries with Char lemagne in his wars upon the Moors through the Crusades j with its inception into Britain its acceptance by the Jlugeuots rivers of human blood have flown in its behalf Verily it is a bloody faith It began with a blood offering in the death of its Man God and its end will come through the shedding of blood Ever consistent with its own intolerant spirit a cry for more blood is being sent to the throne of heavenly grace and the wardogs of America are to be turned against the inoffensive 5 ChinceSWhat would the American people think and do if in a spirit of religious missionary zeal the Chinese should attempt the same methods and practices in this country as the Christian mission aries are practicing in China t They would not be tolerated for a single day Have we not even denied the Chinaman the right of entry intdourTre = publiclf Then why should we seek to force him to tt an acceptance of our religion a religion that is for eign to his history traditions and national honor If we reflect but for a moment upon the subject we cannot fail to observe that of all religions on the earth more suffering more agony greater atrocities greater crime have all been perpetrated in the name of the Christian religion than all the other religions combined The God of hosts is still a man of war and the age of blood offering has not yet passed away Clearly we have no rights in China except such as may be extended by the common consent of the people Our missionaries are intruders who breed hatreds shams and fraud For years the Christian missionaries have robbed the Chinese without mer y lid persecuted them without remorse It is less thai eight year since the allied Christian armiesf of lift wnrlflntmrohed upon Chinese soiL shot down1 rChinese people and came near fighting among 1lthemselves over a division of the spoils Now theyChristian mercenaries are seeking to convert the land of Confucisu into a seething political Vesu vius to cast its lurid athwart a troubled sky Pull the missionaries out of China and there will be no need forwar Time Chinaman can never be won to civilization by holding a bayonet at his throat and reviling his religion a a a a ON THE FORCE OF HABIT Did you ever try to realize how many of your everyday actions both mental and physical are entirely involuntary and determined by some pre vious impression of habit DO you know that in the commonest things of life we are all slaves to habit and such abject slaves that we do not even suspect our slavery tCan you tell without reflection whether youIhabitually put on the right shoe or the left shoe itfirst Can you tell on the instant which of 1t you have habitually taken off first all your lifetAgain for example it might be easier for you to i j realize that you have been in the habit of using but one side of a certain street Men and women who rii l walk to their business every day for years will fallziuto favorite routes which they follow mechanical ly The careful housewife must have her sugar bowl in one certain spot on a certain shelf or whole house seems out of order The meal theIready will put some entire families into an per These are but few of the innumerable little habits that make up ninetenths of what we call living f There is not an impression an emotion an torthere is not a resolution or an action possible man that is not influenced by fixed condtions with in ourselves forming a habit of either body or mind You cannot say do or think anything without leav ing a definite mark on the nervous organism which imore or less affects all succeeding action speech or thought Nerve muscle and brain cells all grow to ithe modes iu which they have been exercised If you are not forming habits in one direction you are itiforming the min another and all your activites are making channels in which your energy flows towards good or evil Depravity is not an inheritance It is a charac ter formed by persistent evil habits Vices which at first seem like cobwebs at last become as cables Habit works either way with equal force A gen t erous deed promotes a successioin of generousJWIdeeds Virtue sweetens life and will if given en couragemeut become a second nature It is uselesi to try to avoid forming habits It 1Icannot be done Mere negative virtue is poor stuff anyway Better to fill your life full of good habits for they make character and character makes destiny Bad habits are as chums holding us prison withoutjlfrIctIonif i i w r WAS JESUS AN EXEMPLAR IN MORALS TO MAN fJii Dr Wilson Discusses This Important YoungiLady Questioner Who Believes The Other way Depends on How We Look At It Dr Wilson Cincinnati Ohio Dear SlrI write you merely for a little Information I do not believe as f you do and assure you It Is not for the sake of argument that I ask this ques t Mien My understanding is that you believe there Is no hereafter and that Jesus Christ never come Into the world yet you think It Is our duty to live upright and honest lives Well then who set our example There certainly must have been an example set If not we would not understand the Importance of living such lives Now feel sure you can give a satis factory answer to this and that Is why ask It You may deem It a very narrow question and so It may et unless we ask questions we can f t not hope to matte any advancement so hoping to hear from you and a thanking you In advance I am Yours very respectfully t REPLYf this good Christian girl keeps on asking questions now that she has made a start she will be a good Freethinker before long for that is the way Freethinkers are made The brightest questioners in the world are little children they can make a preacher jump out of his boots and turn a theological somersault quicker than you can say Jack Robin son But unfortunately the ques tloning instinct is early suppressed in most children at which time they become moulded to the Christian super stition They lire taught not to ques 1tion but to acceptnot to think and reason for themselves but to believe vand so they grow up never question ing thinking reasoning comparing weighing but Instead trusting be lieving and obeying some one else and this is the reason they are Chris tians and remain Christians all their lives believing at seventyfive the same as they believed at seven The facts are that no Christian im plicitly attached to his faith is ever 1 T tit any period ofhjs life as wise ar keen a questioner as he was at the age of four five or six before the ef fects of which all questioning and vestigation Inimical to Christianity is crushed out of the mind Now and then appears a person like this young lady who has not entirely lost her child habit of ques tioning Christianity has not quite squelched her desire to know and to demand a reason for things She dently believes thatJesus was sent by God to be a moral example for men to shape their lives thereby Her only reason for believing this is be cause it has been taught to her She would have believed the same of Budd ha of Mohammed if she had lived in oriental countries and their doc trines likewise incalcuted into her in fant understanding Under the same training and exclusion she could have t been made to believe that George Washington was the Savior of Men and the Divine Example for humanity Different training could have made her a Jew or Catholic or Morman or Dowleite or a Holy Roller and she would have been just as firm and con vinced in her belief of either of these as in her Protestant faith Maybe now she will be able to perceive that 4herpresent belief is the result of acci dent of birth and imposition on her early understanding which suppressed i the questlonnlg and reasoning Instinct But It was not entirely suppressed A gleam of reason remains and so she comes to me a Freethinker and asks me a very important question one believed by many millions of older heads than hers and she says that she feels sure that I can answer It to her satisfaction and I think I wrote her telling her that I would omit her name as felt that she would like for It to appear in this wicked paper wicked because It searches out the truth and expresses error and that would print her ter in the Blade and there reply as I felt that many other Christians like herself would like to read the reply shall make to this question Was Jesus a Divine Example for Men I am going to forget the wise old heads who read this paper and who can answer this question as well or pulasidedown to simple and plain illustration such as should be used in replying to one who is just beginning to think for herself appreciate that this young ladys present belief Is satls factory and dear to herat least she Imagines that It is She imagines so impOSedjupon r hit Ii tii powers cordially do not mean any offense Thousands of great minds along other special lines of thought believe just as blindly as she does simply because they have never questioned It is no criterion to say that because a certain great lawyer or some man eminent as a banker or statesman or financier believes In Christ therefore must be right Not a bit of It They like you have never questioned If they had applied the same reasoning powers to their faith as to their business it is very doubt ful if they would have continued to believe It The majority of business men are wise only In their business Take them on abstract and philosophical questions they are generally as ignorant as a last years birds nest Nearly every believer Is wiser in everything else than in his religion Even the preacher who implicitly be lieves is necessarily ignorant religiously A man may be away up on the languages or gifted in other special departments of learning yet remain simply a child on religious matters so Iam sure that this young lady will not feel offended when I say that the question she has put to me indi cates that she is not accustomed to giving her thinker a healthy normal exercise But from the very fact that she has so pleasantly asked the question I am sure that with a little stimulation she will set her thinker to working and in time know the Joy of being the proud possessor of her own brains Now as to the question Who was our example or In other words was not an example of what we ought to be necessary for man and was not Jesus Curlst that example For a general reply I will say It Is Altogether the Way People Look At ItI Millions of good peoplepeople erally intelligent on most subjects ex copt religion look upon Jesus Christ as the divine example and savior of men To them he is all that a hu man being should be mentally moral ly physically and spiritually in fact he Is regarded as their savior their redeemer and guide to eternal happi ness On the other hud til sre are millions orgood People hums of millions of had peep epeople roared In the Christian faith besides Jews Mo hammedans Hindoos Chinese and who are just as wise and good as we are who do not accept him either as a moral or divine example for all men So you see it Is altogether as people look at it or as to nationality climate and as they are trained to believe By far the great majority of human beings do not accept Jesus as setting the example for men and right in Chris tian countries it Is remarkable that the most scholarly scientific and progressive people reject Christ as set ting the example for their modes of thought and manner of morals while many even dispute the existence of such a being In this country there are 80000000 people Of these there are only 27 000000 names on the church books ac cording to the churches own statistics and this list Is greatly padded The churches carry the names of Immense number of dead people and to those who have long became Indifferent to or who have dropped out of the church consequently the number of bonafide are not more than 20000000 or one in five of our population Young ladies attention to the fact that those who regard Jesus as an example are growing fewer and fewer all the time If God intended Jesus as an exam ple and guide for all men why did he not shape human brains and plant In them the Instinct to reverence and accept him Why all the Christian wars crusades inquisitions tortures and massacres as the result of disputation over him Why the drift at the pres ent time of Intellectual learned and scientific people away from Christ Why is it that each age Inclines more and more to take Its examples from the living men of the same age Why Is it that Christians have to work anti strive Inceasantly to get people to ac cept Christ as an example- If this young lady will stop a mo ment to think she will observe that nature In producing an infinite diversity of minds has herself rendered It impossible that they should unite on belief in any one kind of government or religion or upon anyone man or chacter or intelligence as an example and guide Tastes Ideas examples and every other attribute aro as diverse as the Infinite variety of mind Why would God send Jesus as an example for men and diversify the minds of men that the great majority would refuse to acoopt him as an example This certainly reveals very poor judgment on the part of before I go further Into the subject of Christ as an example Tor 4 T men I want to show the young lady how we all dispute as to examples set before us by the public characters of our own tlnie and how some peope refuse to even respect the beliefs doc trines and men that others almost matters of politics men disagree and divide into parties They put up leaders each side deifying its candi date They whoop and hurrah for him as the ideal representative and example of truth virtue wisdom and statesmanship while the other side revile him and impute everything dishonorable to him Both sides seem to be honest however they mistake lion esty for prejudice After all it is just the way the people look at it The same differences are seen to exist In religious bodies Even the multitude and creeds which accept Christ as an example differ diode dispute hate and revile each othrr and in past ages put each other to death They were nil honest In their prejudices so you see dint after all It Is just the way they looked at it After all you see how men Inclined to magnify the importance of those whom they set up as leaders and ex amples especially if they be religious examples But never yet was there a god or savior or statesman or niora list or philosopher but mankind has been divided as to his wisdom mirits and virtues Let us take President Roosevelt I choose him not from any prejudice but simply because he Is mostly the public eye at this time There are millions of good people who regard him as our most exemplary citizen and our greatest public character They would follow him right or wrong They want no better example of a man There are those who place him above Christ They think that he has done things that has exalted hint above men and they are honest In their opinions Well It Is altogether ad people look at It On the other hand there are mil lions who regard him as only a sleak politician originating nothing but one who cautiously tries his sails to popu lar sentiment Many regard him as a dangerous man and fear he will lead the nation into trouble They look ominously upon his meddling with European affairs and just now a call Is being made to increase our army to 100000 men They say that he talks a lot and does nothingthat- he apes the Emperor William and Is sweled with conceit He s charged with having a knowledge of how his corrupt campaign fund was raised and take no stock in his lsjahQ t good citizenship and the of the ballot So again we perceive that it is altogether how people Io9lrat it Take him as a herolt Is the opinion of millions that Betfs one of the great heroic characters of the countrythat his fight at the terrible battle of ElCaney Immortalized him Hs personal courage Is looked upon with amazement by millions of ad mirers He has even been known to have attacked and killed a bear with a knife Well it is altogether as people look at It Again there are millions who regard his display of the heroic as only poli tical buncombe They compare El Caney with Gettysburg and Mukden where there were 35000 killed and wouned on one side and say that El Caney was only a little skirmish at which it would be Impossible to man ufacture a great military hero In this battle there were 280 killed and wounded on our side 199 of which precediedthe hill and who bore the burden of the fight and got no credit for it Roosevelt behind the negroes shouts Come on boys and gets the credit for the whole thingwhich In reality wouldnt ue dignified as so much as a sharp skirmish by our old soldiers of the Civil War and It Is charged that the bear he killed was only a young pet bear So again you perceive that as a hero It is altogether as people look at it Millions of people believe everything said about Roosevelt Just as they believe everything told them about Christ make these comparisons that the young lady may better comprehend human credulity and how unsettled and undecided human na ture is in determining example Take for instance the principle of gallantry What some people would regard as an example of gallantry to bo imitated by all will be regarded by others as pretense bunccme or snob bishness When President Roosevelt was making his recent Southern trip he held the train at Atlanta for ten minutes that he might be able to shake hands with a fine looking lady away down along the line of people who were passing and shaking hands with him When the fine young lady reached him he received her moat graciously and told her that she was the most beautiful girl he lord seen In the South This male the girl famous in a day The papers all over the country printed her picture and gave her history Column after column was de voted to this act of gallantry by President Roosevelt Millions of ad mirers regarded it as a most gallant ll 14r thing and praised him for it Well It ItIwith that of a friend of mine who Is not in the public eye When we were young fellows we taught school gether up In the Adams County hills He went to Mlraskn away out on the border and took up a claim of acres and taught school The major ity of the people lived In dugouts or shacks but here and there were little frame cots of three or four rooms A farmer a little bit more well to do than the others had built a house of proporItlons the whole neighborhood was Invited to the house warning One night was given to the young folks and another night to the old folks This friend of mine the teacher knew all the fam ilies and among the young ladles was regarded as the best catch in the neighborhood In choosing his com pang for that night he concluded that he would ask the poorest girl In the community A family had lately mov ed in who had not yet become acquainted to any great extent They had erected the poorest kind of a shack in which they were existing He decided on taking the daughter of this house to this swell event of the season and presented the invitation in person The daughter looked at the mother and the mother at the daughter then together went outside ho shack to confer Reurnlng the mother told him that they both appre elated his courtesy all the more so as they were strangers and that her daughter desired greatly to go but since the only dress she had was the one she had on and was badly ed she felt that she would not corres pond with the company and would not be a credit to him as a companion and for these reasons tliey regretted that they would have to decline Oh a little think like that said my friend neednt keep her from go- Ing Ive been one here longer than you have and Ill toll you what to do The party will be tomorrow night Just send the girl to bed until you wash and press her dress and Itll be all right and to make a long story short his plan was adopted and he took thegirl Now that was what call gallantry To my mind there was nothing gallant in holding up a train for ten minutes to tell a beautiful girl away down along the line that she was the most beautiful woman In the South Ten to one it made a fool of the girl If IthmLbeen me I would haye select plaindressveteran and said to them the whistle is blowing for me but I just waited likelythatonetenth the praise for gallantry that It gave Roosevelt for noticing and complimenting a fine looking young lady of one of the old aristocratic fam ilies People generally dont under stand Just what is or should be the right example Most are unable to differentiate between gallantry and snobbery It is safest to depend upon the Judgment of the conservative min ority in placing your estimates upon either saviors popes presidents or patrons of fashion Millions regard Christ as perfect In everything which Includes gallan try yet he permitted a poor prosti tute of Jerusalem still a woman cap able of great love and who evidently was infatuated with him and who fol lowed him from place to placehe permitted this poor creature to wash his feet and wipe them with her hair of her head Millions of good people think this was all right because Christ did It They would be quick to resent the Imputation that it lacked gallantry But it would be hard t9day to find a man in all the prisons of this land who would permit any woman no mat ter who she may be to do that thing Again Jesus when on the cross said to his mother who was crying her eyes out Woman what have I to do with thee Was that a gallant thing for a son to do But what else would you expect by way of example of a man who would permit a poor degrad ed trusting Infatuated creature to wipe his feet with the hair of her it been me I would have said Dont cry Mother dear Oh how I love you How I thank you for my birth and all your loving tenderness through the years Thoughts of you and your beautiful love help me bear my pains They will soon be over and we wlll soon again be together m Paradise So dont cry Mother is what I would do yet there are millions of good people who believe that Jesus said exactly the right thing to his mother and preachers squirm out one explanation after an other to soften down or excuse those cold heartless dying words of Jesus to his mother So again as I have said a few times before it Is altogeth er the way people look at things want to get right close home on this subject and since I am writing for this young lady I believe that I can best serve my purpose by discuss 1 = ing young ladles and draw sonic amples from them so will take up the young lady most In the public eye just at this time Miss Roosevelt now Mrs longworth I will discuss her as would any other girl and without the least prejudice of any kind Now there are millions of good pea plo who think that Miss Roosevelt is one of the most remarkable and tal ented of girls She has been idolized Royalty has bowed to her and her lap has been filled with priceless treas ures Sho has been called Princess Alice and while not a princess in fact she is worthy to be one So mil lions think Well as have said It Is altogether the way people look at It On the other hand millions of peo pIe think that she is only an ordinary average girl Intellectually and strip ped of all her emoluments no person in particular The position of promin ence in which she has lately figured has not been derived either by her own efforts or merit She Is an heiress and a presidents daughter Place her like hundreds of thouuands of oUr girls upon her own resources and she would probably make a goodsales lady typewriter or schoolteacher Young ladles younger than she have said und done things which have at tracted notice to themselvesin art the drama and as writers of verse and fiction and in many other ways in none of which Miss Roosevelt has dis tinguished herself So as to whethei or not Miss Roosevelt is superior to just the common run of girls many of whom have had no advantages at all it is altogether the way different people look at it Now let us regard her wedding lions of good people think it was Just the proper thing Thatjlt was consistent with the dignity of being the daughter of the President the chief clerk and servant of the people It was alright that kings and princes should make her presents and the lavish show be paraded In hundreds of miles of the columns of the press The Importance of the occasion measured by the press notice given It was a million times greater than the greatest discovery of the age or the death of the greatest scientist of the age Many good people believe all this and that it was consistent with their democratic understandings Well It is altogether the way jeople look at the other hand to nilllons of other good people nothin for many years has been so slckonlig and dis gusting as that which appeared to them as the aping of the Slobbery and fiunke dom of royalty milling more r t stitutlonnothing mor out of tion with the real ijaportance and merits of what seems to them to be Intellectually a very commonplace girl Besides to many In the face of the misery and poverty which seemed unfeeling and vulgar in the highest sense But as I here casually mentioned heretofore it is altogether the way people look at it What is example to some is not example to others and It ought to begin to be plain to my young lady friend that the most Impossible thing In the world Is to establish an example which will meet with the approval of all men Last week a very wealthy young lady was married in Cincinnati and with her husband started for Cuba at about the same time Nick and Alice went It was one of the very swellest affairs and friends were lav ish with presents etc reporter whom know called on the young lady the day before the wed ding to write it up He was well ac quainted with the young lady and told her that he would give her a great sendoff and all the space she wanted He was tuunderstricken when she positively refused to permit more tnan an ordinary notice She would give neither the names of those Invited the list of presents or anything else The reporter expressed his supprlse and questioned her for a reason Sho uncle made me feel very sad this morning He Is a big manufacturer and employs a great many girls Yesterday as he was passing through the factory at the noonhour he saw two girls one and the other 23 off to themselves crying He stepped up and Inquired What is the matter girls oh nothing they replied know better said he what are you crying about are you sick has any thing gone wrong with your work I feel that I have a right to know The older girl replied that they had been reading about Alice Roosevelts wedding and couidn t help but com pare the wealth and splendor displayed and how very very poor would be her own If she ever married But I suppose will never bo married said she Nobody seems to want me was right pretty once but I began wqrk In the factory at 12 and have worked a these years helping to seep the family together and cant rIp but think of how hopeless my all cannot see that there is so much future is of being happily married and navlng a home I began tolling a child uie working girls prospects grow less and less every day But if J w Ivf1differ nee between her and myself And this Is my reason she said for not wanting the details of my wed thing published There has been far more done for me than ought to have been done and were It to do again my wedding should have beenfvery plain Indeed I dont want it pub fished for some poor brokenhearted girl in the factory might read it and It wquld take much of my happiness away to know that it made sadder a lfe that is already too sadtNow there is a rich girl who in my mind Is all right from the tip of her bangs to the end of her big toe nails yet there are an immense number of good people who would say she Is fool ish To my way of thinking she Is an example for all womankind and the man who got her whether she be popr or rich got a Jewel But after It Is altogether as to how people look at such tnlngs A lot of girls wouldnt follow her example And so I might go on for the next lIth drawing illustrations of howjhtptlessly divided are men as to what constitutes example In their dally lives Example like other things is argely a matter of race country and climate Religions governments als laws and customs vary molIly It Is not In the nature of that a universal example established by this infinitely diverseIand varlagated creature called manIMen cannot agree even upon the truth Facts have to be hammered Into mens minds and even then they wont acv cept them One thing Is plain to every observing person and that is that men areImore Inclined to follow bad patterns than good rules and this largely ac counts for the disposition of so many people to accept Jesus Christ as an example for the human race Jesus laid down some good rules but most of those who worship him as their redeemer anti God dont fol low his rules Rather they follow the instance he said Honor your father and mother and then again commanded men to forsake fath er and mother for him and so lions of people have done this for re ligion He proclaimed peace and good will to men and again declared that he canto not to bring peace but a sword and Instead of men loving one another they took up the sword In his name hating and dlsplslng each other and through war crusades dis ease starvation massacre and torturetthe w9rid for a thousand bathed In blood and at least 100000If000 human beings perished in his name They took up the pattern ho madethe sword instead of the good rule ofPeace and Goodwill Jesus should have stopped at his command of Peace and Goodwill and said nothing about the sword His example here was so bad so cruelly distinctive to the happiness and welfare of humanity that the good people of the earth today Inde pendent of the Christian religion are endeavoring to establish peace and eliminate the sword There never was an example more mlschlevlous none which ever so dis turbed domestic happiness and di vided homes and set families at dis pute and war with each other as that command of his to forsake father and mother wife and child and follow him But nanks to nature which Is more deeply Implanted In the human heart than any example or belief or com mand of pretended saviorsnuman kind have refused to obey this unnat ural and mlschlefmakin advice If Jesus came upon earth as God or the representative of God as an exam ple for mankind to follow then not alone his teachings but his doings his every relative to sex and society must also be considered He surely cannot be considered as an example of home life for he nev er married nor provided a home for himself and others There would be no homes and no marriage if all men followed his example nothing has neen more iniquitious in this respect than his example for from it develop ed the idea of u celibate priesthood Those who have assumed to represent him on earth until recent times have remained single and Instead of provid ing homes for themselves which is in stinctive and natural in men they have gone about like Christ preach ing and letting others provide their food and ralmnent and homes for them Nay they have practiced the most brazen frauds and cheats and im positions and robberies and heartless cruelties and especially made slaves of womankind in order to array them selves in fine linen and strut in pal aces The celibacy of Christ led to the celibacy of the priesthood SupposeIall other men followed the same ex ample what would be the condition of the family and where would be our homes For It must not be forgotten that Christ Is proclaimed as being per feet and his example extends to oneIthing as much as to another and if ho was an example for all men it Is just as consistent that all other men remain single as well as priests and I n t T 1 jf I this would mean the end of homo and tho family affections Thanks to hu man nature men and women havo re fused to follow tho example ol Christ In this as well as in nearly every other pattern ho set Christ was a carpenterthat Is he worked with his supposed father until his twelfth year Just how much of a carpenter a twelve year old boy would make the reader may determine for himself At this time the lad ran away from home or in other words disappeared He may have worked some after that out there Is no record of It He remained away for 18 years There he was no ono knows but from the doctrines he came teaching there Is no doubt but that he Joined or mingled with an order of monks of the Buddhistic faith and then inblbcd the Buddhistic and Confucian philoso phies Returning at the age of 30 he began Introducing these principles to the Jews He had mastered tho necromancy and sleight of hand practiced In the East and these he used to wilder and confound the Jews little practiced in the same Tho Jews at this time suffering under Roman rule were praying for Messiah to como and deliver them 1It was an opportune time Mystified by the magic and sleight of hand of Christ and his wonderful philosophy they began to hail him as their Mes siah and Christ Indulged It finally coming out and boldly claiming that ho was the Son of God and the same as God We know nothing about his thoughts and can only Imagine what they were He may have dreamed dreams of sitting on a throne and ho may have honestly thought as fana tics think honestly often that he might become the deliverer of his people It It not necessary to go on with the story as it Is known by all Christ for the next three years lived a He pretending to be a God and lue Savior of men for all time work ing at nothing but preatchlng prac ticing magic meddling in politics and providing no home and taking no thought of the morrow We only had his word for it mat he was God and the only demonstration he gave of his godship was his philosophy and magic which the uni versally ignorant people looked upon as miracles If Christ is to be taken as an example for men whats to hind er any of us from being a savior and a God All we would have to do would be to learn Hindoo philosophy and legerdemain and declare ourselves Gods and those who come after us would have our words for It the same as Christians have Christs word for It t and where would be the difference nut goback a little ChnstTrt a carpenterthat Is he worked at that trade wlthhlf peculiar father at the age of The work of carpentry Is honorable and necessary toil Now to demonstrate just how people believe differently from what they pretend to believe about Christ I will dec arc that there are hundreds of thousands of young ladles In this coun try and millions all over the world who wouldnt marry a carpenter If they never got married They worship this carpenter Christ as their God and savior go to church pray to him sing praises of him and at big meet ings get the holy fidgets over him but at the same time theyll remain uuklsscd and old maids all their lives before they would marry a carpenter a carpenter of intelligence one who worked and stuck to his trade and who would make a home for them And bo it understood that it means something to be a first class carpenter today and Jesus if living couldnt get a Job above digging postholes and putting up a board fence If Jesus Christ was an example for all men he surely must be counted as marriageable and the best catch going Now I want to ask this young lady If Jesus would como to Lexington Just as ho was when ho lived would you have him Or Instead would you have any earthly man of today who takes Christ Just as he was for an example or model- I can give your answer right now No You would run when you saw him coming and hide under the bed Yet you worship him as the Divine example for which men and women and as our Redeemer and God Would you want to marry a man who following Christs example took no thought of the morrow No For you would have sense enough to know that If you took sick you would have to depend upon charity or he carted oft to the hospital A man like that couldnt meet millinery bills There are many millions of people who fool themselves Into believing that they are living examples of what and all that Christ was who no more resemble Christ In belief acts style of living work objects or anything else than a peacock resembles Itself when Its feathers are picked This young lady would not marry Christ nor a man like Christ because she would have IIv1IallIj tSh j JJ ft the dead Not much Why It would scare her into conniption fits Ketch her going around with a man who could appear and disappear at will Now you see me and now you dont Ketch her assisting at all those laying on sleight of hand performances among lepers etc Oh no None of that for her and she dont believe in it any more than she believes that she would like such a man for a husband yet she imagines like nearly every one else that she admires his charac ter and that she Is following him and that he Is her example and Lord and simply hasnt begun to think It Is Just as she looks at It not as she compares and thinks There Is noth ing more amusing than to see a bish op of most any church strut out In his plums laces trains and unmen tionables and pose as an example of Christ or to hear stock gamblers bloated monopolists political grafters and the like profess to bo followers of Jesus Christ If Christ were alive today and broke in among these money chang ers who worship him as their God If he broke In among them with a scourage and attempted to drive them out as he did those of Jerusalem what kind of an example would they take him What would they do with himthese good men who worship him Which would do t he gltten out Jesus or them The answer to this Is not nec days when a man breaks In on a select assembly like money chang ers and assumes to raise a riot and clear out the house he Is quickly Jail ed as a crazy Anarchist- So you see that the example Christ set In his day of clearing out the money changers wouldnt work today even with those who worship him as their God They think Jesus was per fect that ho was the Savior of men and would not question a word or act of his life but applied to conditions today oh no they wouldnt stand for It a minute So as have said on sev eral occasions it is altogether the way people look at It That was always the thinlst story In the Bible to me anyhow The Idea of three or four hundred money chang ers great big broad hulks of human ity all skedaddllng and leaving their money on the tables at sight of a thin cadaverous longhaired wildeyed parition breaking In among them cus sin and shakln a handful of sprouts at them What becime of the money left tory saltlv naught Humanity in its Is osition cllnc to money has been about the sank from the beginning of time and any one with a thirtieth sense dont believe that story for the simple reason that they know that money changers of today couldnt be routed on in any such manner Besides was Jesus sitting a good ample of respect for the law when he assumed to take It all In his hands Do these who believe In Jesus Christ today respect the example of a man who thus assumed to take the law In his hands No They knock him down and lock him up Christ was called the Great Phys clan Being God he knew all about anatomy physiology chemistry materla medica biology microscopy electro and nil other therapeutics Suppose a physician of today followed his methods taking Christ for an ex ample would those who worship Christ risk their lives in his hands If this young lady for Instance In sing Ing Hallelullah too long and loud on a high note should happen to dislocate her jaw would she want a physician of Christs method of practice to come and lay his bony hands on her sweet cheeks and look up like tho imperson ation of despair and pray for an hour or two or would she want some nice young doctor of the wicked school of today to come and give her a few whiffs of chloroform and wrench It back In a Jiffy and say there now honey your talking apparatus Is as good as ever but next time dont hang on to hallchillah quite so long We all know which she would choose When I was In Rome See A Trip to Rome I saw the bones of a monk which has been emitting a holy oil for three or four centuries This will cure any ailment In Rome there Is much curing by laying on of hands and rubbing in of holy oils But these were never tried by Pope Leo He had an Atheist doctor Laponni and the present Pope Sarto has tained the services of the same Indl vidual Holy oil and laying on of hands for the Ignorant but none of it for popes or priests And so I might go on to the two hun dred and seventy sixthly showing that the very people who claim Christ to have been a divine example who pr fess to follow him nnd who worship him are about the last to accept him as an example In most everything morally spiritually or phyalclally If they accept this supposedly perfect Savior at all they should accept hi as a whole Instead they accept hl In spots just as It suits their whims ease and conceit If Christians theta selves will not accept him as their t i tJ S tiF example how can they expect the rest of mankind f- On matters of Sunday observance no one Christian in a thousand ob serve their Sabbath as they pretend to They take their ease feast visit read worldly books go on excursions to campmeetings or revel at health resorts theatres and watering places Thousands of other people must labor on Sunday to provide these good Chris tians with Sunday comfort They ieve In doing no labor themselves but would raise a holy howl If their man and maid servants kept the day holy likewise It ought to be plain now to this young lady that It Is altogether the way different people look at things and that the followers of Jesus Christ dont follow him and that instead of accepting him for an example they manufacture their own example On the qutstlou of liquor Millions of good Christians are divided Catholics priests preach temperance to the peo ple but make hogs of themselves In drinking it Rich Protestant Christians have their cellars stocked with the coicest old brands Why not Did not Christ himself manufacture wine On the other hand there are millions of good Christians who would stop the use of it altogether They positively reject the example of Christ They would be horrified to see a preacher convert water Into wine and pass It around yet they will accept big dona lions from distillers and brewers and even accept them as highly esteemed members of the church Many good Christians are Prohibitionists but they wont vote the Prohibition ticket Thus you perceive that Christian ex ample is one thing and Christian ob servance of It another In fact if Christ was sent as an example for mankind judging by the Christian in terpretation and practice of it the hardest thing in the world for the rest of us to understand would be just what Is Christian example There is just as hopeless a division among Christians as to what consti tutes morality Most preach one thing and practice another You can hardly pick up a newspaper but you read of somo preacher corrupting some mans home and If every offense of this kind came to the light as well as many others in Christian society the world would be shocKou1 with Christian exampleA mornings ago about daylight was called to a hotel There I found a holy man of God who takes Christ for his dally example unconscious In a bathtub After two hours of stren uous exertion eliminating and fumiga ting I brought him to his senses Ho had come down to Cincinnati trum Boriioplacouj ln Ohio wlinaj oil of money in his pocket collected from the dear brethcrlng and slstering with which he was to buy some stained glass windows for his church These windows were to have Jesus In them with a lamb around his neck and barelegged angels tootln horns etc etc Well the holy man had gone to a thea ter and after that had gone into a saloon somewhere and had met some pleasant lady acquaintances and had taken a glss of beer with them and after that he couldnt remember a thing except that ho was trying to find his hotel He had been given some lenocleoutdropsand the gold watch which the lady members had presented to him and the mopey Tor the stained windows was all gone He begged me to say nothing about it and I help him hush it up and I told him that I was an Agnostic and if anyone asked me about It I would tell them that dont know and since promised him I wont give his name to anyone Tins is ono of the thousands of such cases that are hushed up Now to go back to tho young ladys letter She says Who set the example There certainly must have been an example set If not we would not understand tho Importance of living upright and honest lives Well this is altogether as I have previously mentioned once or twice just as people look at It The good clergyman above mentioned thought so much of the example of Christ thnt he went to preaching it and If it hadnt been for tho example of Christ how in the world would he ever have understood the impor tance of living an upright and honest lifeWhats the use to have a set exam trio I will ask her if it is not follow ed any better than Its followers fol low Ohl those stained windows A few weeks ago I called on a patient a young married man and he was hav ing a dispute with his father who had called to see him about some property They are both Christians The father was trying to persuade the son to en ter into a questionable plan to get th cerotaro things In court But said the son father that would bo swearing to a lie and that was not what you taught me when a boy yetrowrong In lying Wasnt Peter a liar and didnt Christ give him the keys to heaven I couldnt help but think suppose iL ttW ff1lf i every man would follow Christs examples here and honor and reward the liar above every one else But there are millions of good people who rev erence St Peter and snake all kinds of excuses for his lying and who think that he was the proper selection Tor Christ to have made Well again I find occasion to remark its altogeth er the way people look at it Now if this young lady know tho history of tile rise of the Christian igion See Trip to Rome she would understand how It was that tho example of Christ who advocated the use of the sword to establish his doctrines and his leadership proves to be the greatest calamity that ever fell to the human lot She would understand how very unwise it is for people who have outgrown antiquity in everything else to still cling to its superstitions and to the examples set by its dreamers and mystics and pretended Saviors of men She would understand that the law of progress extends the example as to everything elsethat each age produces examples best fitted for adoption and that to look backward Is to go backward No greater mistake is made by humanity than to take Its ideals and morals from the dead past To do so is to admit that tho world has not advanced in these as in other thoughts Jesus perhaps was an inprovement in some ways up on his own ageor rather upon his own people but he dont fit this age He laid down some good rules which he learned of the Buddhists and Confu clans and at the same time laid down somo very bad ones But place him among the Scientists philosophers moralists and thinkers of today and he would be a mere schoolboy- A progressive age of progreslvo men and women ought to be ashamed of depending upon the mystical and outgrown past for Its examples The past had good and great men it Isi true but the present contains general knowledge and grander and diviner men and women than the past ever knew Each age is adding example to example and we today are living among and surrounded by the greatest and best examples nature has ever produced and the world has and Is growing better Just as it has given up not the truths not the philosophy of the past but as It has given up the gods saviors and religions of the past and it Is fast giving up Jesus Christ Now one other important matter If God having created man evil had ignorant felt that in justice to him that he ought to send him an example why did hit delay it until 1906 years ago It is well established fact that tl1itl bA emtjjLoa hejearth forlOfl 000 years or longer and we have posi tive record of print of his existence 12000 year ugo Some of tne wisest menthe greatest philosophers who ever liver existed centuries prior to the coming of Christ Not a moral law that he preached but had been preach ed by them In fact there are records of his teachings word for word of everything of importance that he ever said Why should God create man evil ignorant and let him grope for thousands and thousands of years In wickedness if he felt that men ought to have an example direct from Him Wha opinion my dear girl would you have of your own father who would wait for at least 10000 years before taking an interest In your education Perhaps you have never looked at this before just in this way and as I have had occasion previously to remark It it altogether a matter bf Just how peo pIe look at Itwhether you accept without questioning or whether you weigh compare and think In consequence let me say there never was such a person as the Bible Christ and I defy any one to prove his existence I have written here suming for argument that such a person existed that is all If God loves all men alike and though they needed an example he would have sent him to all men alike not Just to one favorite race or having a fatherly regard Tor the human race would have been just to all alike Since he sent his ex ample only to ono people why should any of the others have any particular respect or regard either for Him or for his example The facts are that every man has been an examplo to every other man in all the past as in the present and that is all the example nature has fur nished and it Is sufficient and the example of the bad man is just as the example of the good man The Devil Is equally as good a citizen as Jehovah We are good largely because we see evil exampllfied In men and for our own protection learn to shun It We see tho consequences of shrinkefrom experiencing the same We see good and virtue and intelligence ex emplified in men and learn to emu late them as wo perceive they tend to happiness The world has Invented an immense number of gods and saviors As the world has progressed they have be como fewer and fewer Still each nation has its Josh and exemplary son or prophet and still they dispute as to which is the genuine Simonpure a fi nl fa1 MRS HENRY TAKES ISSUE WITH SOME OF HER CRITICS PRESS REPORTS OF HER FUNERAL ORATION GARBLED- IN ORDER TO CATER TO THE ORTHODOXrMAJORITY Since the death of our revered and lamented Editor Charles Chilton Moore the press has given large space to his life works idiosyncrasies and Influence and to the addresses de llvered at his funeral This one occas- Ion produced more comment and thought as to the truth or falsity of the Christian religion as preached to the unthinking believers than ser mons from ten thousand pulpits Some of the newspaper reports of Some of the newspaper reports of this great man were correct and some contained errors injected evidently to curry favor with the majority who do no thinking on religious questions or If they do have not the courage to express their thoughts At Mr Moores special request Dr J b Wilson Hon Moses Kaufman and myself delivered the address at his funeral The Lexington papers an nounced lust while Mrs Josephine A Henry was speaking there were murmurs of dissent from the large audience assembled As the speaker looking the audience In the face I was in the best position to have heard any dissent There was not the slightest movement or sound but all gave strained attention with no sound to break the profuond silence except the speakers voice If tnere was dissent from anything said It was silent men tal dissent and if there had been audible dissent It certainly would have been a display of very bad religion bad taste and bad manners It was known by all who attended Editor Moores funeral that hA was a Freethinker and that he would have a Freethought funeral If any attended for the purpose of dissenting or turbing the solemnity of the occas ion It was not only unkind but It was cruel intolerance That condemnation would be severe enough for Freethinkers to intrude themselves at Christian funerals and dissent audibly from the Christian tenets ol the dead or the preacher who conducted the services Freethinkers scorn the idea of thus intrud ing upon the sacred rights of the d ar ortneHvIngr bur they also c aim anJ demand respect for their right to reason and come to their own conclusions without the dictation of cleric or lay man The press may have catered to the position of the majority In saying there was dissent from the addresses at Editor Moores funeral but in its zeal it was too shortsighted to recognize that it placed the dissenters in very bad light I am glad I discovered no dissent and will not allow myself to think that religious Intolerance Is so rank In this day onImy address and had glaring head lines which said Death the end of all No flowers of hope laid on grave of Charles Chilton C Moore lowered to final example Millions of good people say Buddha Mohammed and others were the genuine Divine example and mil lions say Christ while millions of others credit none of them as being so the world will continue on each religion claiming to have the best article of example and each trying to introduce its wares to the others Protestants will continue to send missionaries to Catholics and Catholics to Protestants and both to the Heathen and the Heathen will send missionaries in turn to convert quarrelling Christians and so on ad Infinitum ad nauseum Meanwhile the Liberal Jew the Freethinker the Scientist and all progressive and advanced people stand In utter amazement as they behold antiquity In passing show If my young lady friend Is acquainted with ancient history she knows that millions of people live honorable upright lives before the coming of Christ and if her eyes are now open she will perceive millions today who are living honest upright lives Independent any particular re gard for Christ or for his example- It is altogether my dear girl as have possibly remarked more than once before just how different people look at It JOSEPHINE HENRY ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE All persons who have not read It should order from Josephine K Hen ry her new pamphlet on Marriage and Divorce 25 cents for a single copy copies for 100 This pamphlet Is In great demand lfiijl fT 1Mt resting place without the rites of Josephine K Henrys address at the bier ol Editor Chas C Moore exceeded In beauty and pathos that delivered by Col Ingersoll over the grave of his brother It was a gem of oratory that will be enshrined on the Pantheon of literature So beautiful so Impressive but so mournful as It gave no hope of life after death All this is made out of the assertion that The clergy do not know and we do not know what lies beyond theograve If they will bring in their a proof of heaven hell and immortalityYthe whole world will join the Chris flan ranks and there will be no need evangelists or missionaries What do tho Christians mean when i1Ineternal rest Fell Into everlasting sleep and sing with mournful dirge over their dead A calm and undis byofIf these do not mean eternal sleep and rest for the dead what do they mean With the immortal Ingersoll rtexclaim Let us be honest Is it not about time for the world to look fact squarely in the face and be honest enough to say we do not know whether there Is a life beyond the grave or not Millions have gone grave but not one has ever signaledrfrom a further shore Bring In your r proof of a personal God the soul Its Immortality heaven and hell then and not till then will be the opportune time to condemn those who re fuse to accept demonstrated truth Truth Is one creeds and dogmas are zrnumberless and all the beliefs under the sun moon and stars cannot alter a fact in nature The reporter made me to say in print in the last few sen tences of my address that which I never said at all The address was properly printed In the Blade and by reading It the mistake or design of the reporter will be seen Whether the addresses overour dear departed Editor Moore wore with out hope or not he sleeps as calmly as sweetly and as peacefully as If all the rights of clergy of combined Christendom had consigned his life less clay to the bosom of Mother Na ture and under Inexorablo law where the believers are after deaththere will he be also- Whether these funeral addresses were condemned or not by the ortho dox the press from the Atlantic to the Pacific have given hem extended men lion and the malls have been burden ed with commendatory letters from those In whose hearts they struck a responsive chord and the departed saints and angels of the Christian world left no brighter record of a 4fameBlue Grass Blade Versailles Kentucky Judges of Divorce Courts and law yers sending In orders for it from all ssections j It was referred to in several of the 4 speeches at the recent Divorce gress in Washington city and the press Is testifying to its worth as an j able discussion of the most vital prob lem before the American people If you want to read truth logic and Yr common sense on this great questionsend for Marriage and Divorce PLAIN PROPOSITION If a merchant sells a Diamond Watch of Jewelery for J120 which costs him 100 he dont make a cent because rent Interest on capital In vested salaries ouLofdate stock etc t etc consumes this 20 per cent There fore to live and accumulate wealth thedHaving disposed of my store I now act simply in the capacity of your thetpositively saving you the 20 per cent businessImonds 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 rnd yet make usual profit Ingersoll Spoons and Freethought Charms and Pins Send for price and my great little tract Theism In the Crucible free OTTO WETTSTEIN LaGrange Cook Co III i ad 4I r J m 1 I++++ iTHE BLADES j i LETTER BOX H + +I d + I To Insure publication of your letters In this column correspondents must observe the following rules Write only on one side of the paper Put your communications in a plain legible hand Address them to Editor Blade Condense your letter to about 200 words If they are too long they stand a good chance of finding the waste Basket There are many others wno like to see their letters in print it too long we cannot publish ttheni EDITOR Mrs W J Minor xour communica tions were too long tor publication It contained over 5000 words and that would occupy more space than wo have to spare ve will gladly publisn your communications If you will com ply with the rules given above- J J Swehe The greater part ot your letter is Inapropos and as the death of our late editor took place during one of your resting periods from writing that portion relative to Mr Moores death is given In this column Henry BarberThe article you submit is not suited to the Blades col ColeridgeAll the politics of which we boast is contained in the platform of the National Liberal Part Walter TroutmanThe suggestion to publish a memorial pamphlet on the late C C Moore is a good one and we are considering it I M Miller While setting the type t on your letter portions of the manuscript got mislaid and It wan impossible for us to print it without spoiling the connection ol the article Better luck next time P J Heftner Thanks for the clip pings They may come in useful for editorial comment Mrs Josephine K HenryWe heart- Ily appreciate your commendatory ter on the appearance of The Blade If our friends will stick to The Blade we Intend to make still further im provementsW Greens Short History of England Is what you are probabl looldng for See your book agents Charles JoyceJudge Watts Parker who delivered the opinion on the trial of Editor Moore for blasphemy to which you refer is a resident ol Lex- Ington and is still tno Circuit Judge or this county PURPOSE OF ETHAN ALLANS STATEMENT TO DAUGHTER Marshall Ill Feb 190C Editor Blade In reply to the question asked by T J Minor In regard to what Ethan Allan said to his daughter when she was dying we know it is hard to get at the truthI- nfidels in most instances are mis quoted or else the wrong construction- is put upon their utterances Ethan Allen at the time he made his bold entrace Into Fort Tlconderoga and demanded its immediate and un conditional surrender WOO the ex pression In the name of the Great are wont to construe this pression into a belief in God yet this can be no evidence of such a be lief He may have said It for effect We know that superstitious persons can be awed more easily by appealing to may have been witty enough at the proper time to say what he did for this purpose fet I am inclined to think that It was simply the force of habit and the impulse of the moment that provoked the expression Infidels and Chrisians alike often use some name of Deity both of the above ways but It Is moro probable that Jehovah was Allens byword If his daughter did ask him on her deathbed whose religion she should take his or her mothers and if his answer was to take her mothers is no reason why the clergy should claim that he renounced Infidelity Women as a rule with few exceptions cling most tenaciously to the In idea of immortality and a hope In Cnrist And since probably that was his daughters hope Ethan Allen did not at that solemn hour want to deprivo her of a single hope that might mar her peace of mind I Religion Is a matter of belief Her Belief 10 doubt brought her more or less happiness while the Atheists lief does the same for him Allen was a human a man a father and at that last hour advised her to accept her mothers religion because she believed it and because he loved her too greatly to disrespect her opin ions at that trying hour During his long and useful life he was the most consplclous personage of he his state and if there had ever been anything escaped his lips to give the least grounds for his wavering from Mr Atheism the clergy would have writ IJI il ten and spoken volumes to establish that fact long ago Any man with human emotions and understanding can see why Allen an daughterIewise under similar circumstances My honest opinion Is that no such conversation took place as related about Allen and his daughter yet there may have been Very few fidels die but what some such story Is concocted about their recanting J H SCHWARTZ- P SIt you cant use this consign it to the flames THE GOSPEL OF LOVE Mlshlcot Wis To James Hughes Editor Worthy FriendI have just receive ed my copy of the Blade containing Dr Wilsons address at the funeral of C C Moore also his reply to ters of sympathy he received In his late sad sorrow and Mrs Josephine K Henrys address and so on I want to keep this copy right close at hand and read over and over the beautiful passages contained therein Enclosed find 50 cents for a bundle of this copy as I want to distribute them Why not publish a neat little book in C C Moores memory his name in full on the cover and a like ness of him on first page Then let it contain some favorite sayings doings jokes and so on Everything that would seem appropriate to put in I would love to have one Say worth about 100 It would be within the reach of every liberal minded person toybe proud of in any of our homes And In coming friends would wonder and marvel at the beauties of our religion Most people dont dare touch such erature but once the book were opened would certainly be read with Interest I am a married woman have a happy home and the proud owner of lovely children My oldest girl 10 and has frequently asked me why we do not go to any church or Diem a to which church do you belong tell her Belle you belong to all churches Any time you feel like it you may go to church Try to get all the good in the sermon a different one each Sunday if you wish Never let other little girls thwart you be cause you do not go to a certain church Tell them you belong to them allI am proud of my religion I hay never gone to church but would not exchange my conscience for the vet best catholics or any things else we have got here I am conceited enough to say my father most equaled C C RpiW Bltmt mere children eleven of us wo would wonder at pas kindness patience I had heard the remark made when a little girl that Jesus Christ wandered on our earth that ho was a good man and taught t patience to all and no human being could ever be his equal Well I re member distinctly when but about years old I was singing a little sim pie song at our organ and pa was in his favorite arm chair reading with his biggest ear listening to his little girl when something took possession of me and I Jumped up from my chair and ran up to him put both arms tight about his neck then words failed me Why what do you want ho said I began my story why pa I said I heard the story of Christs life today and Ive thought and thought and In this whole wide world of ours body could be better than you are You must be a second Christ Tears came into his eyes and ho said If you think so my little girl aI ways be good and live likewise and you are a follower of Christ My father still lives within two blocks from me and my children worship their grandpa as there mother does for he has such a big heart My sweetest sympathy to the family of C Moore and Dr Wilson I TERENS SPIRITUALISTS IDEA OF EDITOR MOORES DEATH The Blade has just come Into the house and as I open It I see in large typo that C Moore has passed on Into the better life and I am safe saying no man will be or has been more missed and mourned than C C Moore of the Blue Grass Blade fame Ho has given his life and great Intel lect for the betterment of humanity of and the freedom of the soul from the Ignorant superstitious of Christianity want to say to his wife and children this truth when C Moore closed his eyes on this life and opened them just within the thin veil between us the first one to gree him was that tle of curly headed girl that so long ago parted the veil and entered Into that greater life she will clasp his hand In her own and together they will go sight seeing the only thing to be gretted Is that C C Moore cannot come back and write a book ot what saw J J SWEDE KEEP THE BLADE GOING James E Hughes Dear JimI was greatly shocked 1 I to hear of the death of Mr Moore I feel it keenly with his loss wo loose the greatest leader of Freethoujrht in the United States I am also exceeding ly sorry could not attend lib eral from the fact I am myself sick and so far from the railroad fear to venture out Hope you will have in the Blade complete details of the fun oral The Blade must go on but Tear Mr Moores death will be a great sot bacit to the paper Keep It going if you can With best wishes I am J W OVERSTREET SYMPATHY AND CHEER Ottawa Kansas Heres to the memory of a brave fearless defender of mental freedom as ho saw It Ho tried to live hIs life honestly and who shall say he did not live It well If ho did not hew to the line all the time ho kept on hey Ing at the log that yet needs much straightening Let us all see if we can hew as well With best sympathy for those at home J N LEE WE MUST ALL GO Pontiac Feb 25 To the Blue Grass Blade Moore has bid us good bye That is where lots of us must go er or later It is a pity We ought to nave more honest preachers The preachers wont come out as long as they can make money and a fat living They know there never was a Virgin Mother A Virgin cannot bo a Mother It is contrary to Nature The women are the support of the preacher JOHN S HOLMAN NONE TO FILL HIS PLACE Abingdon Illinois Mr James E Hughes was very sorry to hear of the death of Editor Moore as no one can fill his place for me in the columns of the Blade and I wish to extend the- s sympathy of myself and family to his wife and children Very respectfully- I GEO N PEABODY paragould Arkansas Mr James E Hughes Dear Sir Enclosed find 25 cents to pay for extra copies of the Blue Grass Blade of February 18 I will try to place them where they will do the most good and by so doing probe ably help the paper want thoDlad- e e to keep coming It has been coming to me Tar ten or twelve yea rs and- y I dont see how I can do without it was very sorry to hear of Mr Moores death it was like losing a near kin s man I was loth to lose Injjersoll but I believe It hurt me we had to give up our Vorstwhen Moore T W NISITTER SYMPATHY EXTENDED Fargo Oldalpma Blue Grass Blade I do not want to bo without the Blade keep Jts blade sharp now for the field is ripe I did not get the last Blade stating Mr Moores death but heard of it from one of my neighbors I am very sorry to hear that Mr Moore is no more We need him yet His life must have been strenuous with so much Ignorance and super stition to battle with But his marl was made and the benefit of his labor has not been for naught His com ments on the Bible were well founded and I considered him sound when dis cussing the Bible His works will never die All honor to C C Moore am an Infidel and have been most of my life I am a firm believer In doing good and equity between man and woman Belief can be of no good withj out works I am very sorry for Mr Wilson and family for the loss of their only child Mr Wilson writes my ideas on most all questions especially religion and politics he has my best wishes and respect I want his Rome book and Dog Fennel as soon as Iican raise the price Respectfully IRVIW HIATT TRIBUTE TO OUR LATE EDITOR Justice Is the Virtue o Conclderlng Every Man His Duee benefactor of the race has passed- to the silent majority Mr Moore examined Into the why and wherefore things with observation and touched his subjects with Indefatigable diligence His mind was formed by re search of a comprehension observa tlon and minute attention The dls simulations and contradictions of the Bible were by him as being unworthy the reverence of man He was unquestionably one of the most devoted to the cause of Free thought of our time and like others suffered at the hands of despotic tyrants How long will mankind be held mental bondage by these Infamous priests these desplcers of science ad mirors of Ignorance these tearers tit human flesh these burners of the Ing mockers of the dying these clan iota of living and of the dead Mr Moore worked to ameliorate the t liL on1 It L conditions of man his work was notI In vain His researches into mythology have resulted in an ac1 cumulation of mountains of proof that the Christian religion in all its forms doctrines and precepts is noth lug but an outgrowth of previously existing forms Hs work strenuously maintains and most convincingly do monstrates his integrity and now as ho is no more it is the duty of all lovers of Mental Liberty to sing peon to his memory and wave amaranthine leaves about his last resting place till the stars no longer shine and the tering beaming brilliant sun gee down behind the western hills for ever B F FENTON AN ENCOURAGING LETTER Aledo Texas Feb 17 1900 Mr James E Hughes Brother Hughes Just received the OU11Dearhear this sad uuws only knew Mr Moore through reading the Blade Dog Fennell and Behind the Bars but that was sufficient to make m love him very much I think he was a great and good man and wo will all sympathlzkrAm enclosing herewith dimes 30 cents please send me copies of Blade containing funeral services viz Dr Wilsons Mrs Henrys and Moses Kaufmans addresses at Mr Moore grave Hoping you will continue publishing the Blade and that It will prove a suc cess I am Sincerely yoursT BLUE LAWS OF NEW ENGLAND COLLABORATION OF STATISTICAL DATED SHOWING THE POWER OF THE CHURCH IN YE OLDEN TYME By E Lewis Pasadena Cal Editor BladoThe laws wo here quote justify the assertion and the records of the courts prove it beyond courts had wide latitude in punishing offunces against religion and Puritan morality and written statutes were not necessary in order to fine whip and imprison those who deviated from the Puritan standard of conduct Tho actual statutes of Connecticut were as blue as anything the Rev Samuel Peters could Imagine and 11s t only that the people were unac qualnted with these laws that they were aroused when Mr Peters para ded t There was then awakened In tllnd8 of readers undisguised contempt for the people who could meet them and much indignation and condemnation has been wasted upon a set of laws which never existed while most tyranical statutes which were real have gone unnoticed and their sponsors uncondemned Three of the most famous of the pretended statutes which Mr Peters quot ed were these No one shall travel cook victuals make beds sweep house cut hair ot shave on the Sabbath day No woman shall kiss her child on the Sabbath day No one shall ride on tho Sabbath day or walk in his garden or elsewhere except reverently to and from meeting yet all these rules had all the effect of legal enactments As to the first the Puritans from sunset on Saturday until Sunday night would not shave have rooms swept nay beds made nor food prepared no cooking utensils and tables were washed Men in large numbers were fined ICor walking and riding unnecessarily on Sunday and for riding violently to and from meeting The tithing man could arrest tiny who walked or rode too fast a pace to and from meeting and ho could arrest any who walked or rode unnecessarily on the Sabbath Grout and small alike were under his control as this notice from tho Columbia Sentinel of Decem ber 1789 abundantly proves it is titled the President and the tithing man The President George Washington on his return to New York from his late tour through Connecticut having missed his way on Saturday was obllg ed to ride a few miles on Sunday morning In order to gain tho town at which he had proposed to haveattend ed divine service Before he arrived however he was met by a tithing man who commanding him to stop demanded the occasion of his riding and it was not until the president had informed him of every circumstance and promised to not go any further than the town intendedthat tho tith Ing man would permit him to proceed- on b his journey In New London In the latter part of the seventeenth century A man as was fined for catching eels on Sunday another was fined twenty shillings for In sailing a boat on tho Lords day In Plymouth a man was sharply whipped for shooting fowls on Sunday Another was tined tor carrying a grip of corn homo on tho Lords day And the Miller who allowedxhlm to take It was also fined Elizabeth Eddy of the i1 sumo town was fined In ten shill ings for wringing and hanging out some cothes A Plymouth man for attending his tar pits on the Sabbath was set In the stocks James Watt in was publicly reproved for writing a note about common business on the Lords day at least in the evening a little too soon A Plymouth man who drove a yoke of oxen was presented before the court as was also another offender who drove some cows a short distance without need on the Sabbath In Newburry in Aqullla Chase and his wife were fined for gatherings peas from their own garden on the SabuathIn In 177 William Estes acknowledged himself guilty of raking hay on the Lords day and was hued ten shillings and in 1774 another Wereham citizen for a breach of the Sabbath in pulling apples was fin ed five shillings A Dunstable soldier for wetting a piece of old hat to put in his shoe to protect his foot was fined and paid forty shillings A Maine man who was rebutted and fined for unseemly walking on the Lords day protested that he ran to save a man from drowning the court made him pay his fine Tho treatment of Quakers under the Blue Laws Is thus described by the author of the Sabbath in Puritan Nov England Of course the Quaker con trlbuted liberally to the support of the court and were fined In great numbers for refusing to attend the church which tney hated and which also warmly abhored them and they were zealously set In me stocks and Whipped and caged and pillared as well whipped If they came and ex pressed any dissatisfaction and whipped If they stayed away Endicott received these Instructions from the New England plantation company And to the end that the Sabbath may be celebrated in a religious manner once appoint that all may surcease their labor every Saturday throughout th year at three of the clock In the afternoon their spelling and that hey spend the rest of the day In cha techlzing and preparaceon for the riabeth as the minister may direct Archloald Henderson the master of a vessel which entered the port of Boston complained to the council for foreign plantations when he returned- to London that while he was In Bos ton being ignorant of the laws and Caving walked half an hour sunset on Saturday night as furnlshment for this unintentional offence a constable entered his lodgings selged him by the hair of his head and dragged him to prison Some of thtTt UiujuiiAIllcll Mr Peters put Into the firm of a Blue Law Were those against the use of the creature called tobacco In theI very earliest days of the colony means had been taken to prevent the plant ing of the pernicious weed except in very smart quantlues for meeze nec essities for phlsicn for preseruaceon their spelling of health and the same be taken prlnately by auncient men In Connecticut a man could by per mission of the law smoke once If he went on a journey of ten miles but never in another mans house Tho use oat tobacco was absolutely torI bidden under any circumstances onI the Sabbath within two miles of a were fined ten shillings and in Parlla mant were set as jailbirds in the cageCriticising or disparaging ministers also constituted an offence furnlshable under the Blue Laws In Sandwich- a man was publicly whipped for speaking deridingly of Gods words and dinances as taught by the minister of tho town Mistress Oliver was forced to stand In public with a cleft stick oh her tongue for reproaching the old New Haven man was severely whipped tor declaring that he had received no benefit from the ministers sermon In 1744 William Howes andI his son was fined fifty shillings apiece for deriding such as sing in the congregation terming them fools In 1C31 Philip Ratcllff for speaking against the churches had his ears cutoff was whipped and banished Of course blasphemy was punished and it did not reqylre that the objectionable expressions should be di rected against the lofty to insure rapid punishment for the blaspheming One man in Hartford for his filthy prophase expressions namely that lice hoped to meet some of the members of the church In Hell before long and he did not question but hee should was committed to prison thereto be Rcpt in safe custody till the ser mon and then to stand the time thereat in tho pillary and after selrmon e severely whipped Two women of Welz were punished in for using profane speech in their common taut In malting answer to several ques lions their answer is the Devil a bit in Springfield Goody Gregory being provoked abused her annager and said before trod I could breaks thy heade she was fined and set In the stocks For some offences such as speaking deridingly of the ministers power as was done In Plymouth casting un J J tfT rffI1nr ifffl charitable reflection on tho minister as did an Another man and also for absenting ones sell from church ser vices tor slothfulness for walking pro fanny far spaillng hides when tan mug and reusing explanation thereof for being given too much to Jerlugs for slandering for being a Make bayto for ranging nalbers for being too proude for suspitions of stealng plans for fiuishouse squerilous ad youso words and for lying Church members were not only deprived of partaking of the sacrament thus showing how completely tho church dominated the sacrament We give in this the taws and court records which from tho basis of tha socalled and were the real Blue Laws That they were not misnamed the enlightened whl readily acknowl edge ST JOHN THE MUNIFICENT t John Rockefeller Put on The Griddle For a Red Hot Roast Uy John F Clark After 1900 years of salvation in which tho world is supposed to have become familiar with the object of Christs death there arises upon the horizon of Christian Civilization the great almoner of that cult John D Rockefeller From the reeking smell of the oil vats and the black smoke of the re fineries rises the great donator of millions squeezed out of the poor Thousands ot widows mites are drawn from the widows hand as the oil is ox tracted from the crude flow John D Rockefeier takes the Christian Religion and advocates it as a personal perquisite Ho gives it gratis and while you are delighted with it he puts up the price of oil He is a re Incarnation of John The Baptist He is the highest type of the Christian benefactor He gives millions to prop agate the Christian Religion and charges the bill to the community and destroying competition is not dls honesty according to Christian ethics It is only business enterprize Apply ing the doctrine of hiving his neigh bor as himself he enters into secret understandings to refuse competitors the means of an outlet for their products Exacting rebates is not in opposition to his conception of Christianity Monopolizing the market and extracting usury are easily made to conform to the precepts of Christian ity He Is father son and holy ghost of the oil business and the people are to be saved by paying the highest price for the holy fluid To him all virgins are foolish who do not dlvlnal ly fill their lamps with standard oil jGreat Christians are busy apologlz ti ing for Rockefeller He has cast his oil upon tho waters and It has returned a hundred fold so often that ho bids fair to control the financial world With all his unctuous sleek ness he is dodging the sheriff who wants him to come to court and plain a little of his devious Christian business He finds it very convenient to slip away and let the court cool Its feet while he goes upon the sea to get a more enlarged view of the ex panse that he is monarch of It Is doubtful if any other religion would have produced this monumental hypocrite Ho suits Christianity and Christianity suits him From the amount of money he has thrown Into the lap of Christianity ho is sure of being canonized and will pose in fu ture history as Saint John The Muni ficent Universities will carry his name down to posterity as the freest giver of God the one who caused a stream of Mammon to flow Into the Right Hand of God Ho has a pecu liar way of showing good will to the poor but he knew how to grease the palm of Holy Biography There is one element In tho Economy of Nature that John D Rockefeller can not defy and that is death That will soon call John D Rockefel ler to account and a now hand will steer the oil business and tho ground will open and swallow John D Rocke feller and if not nauseated will retain him in a vice grip that he with all his holiness and business capacity cannot Maryland BLUE GRASS BLADE We have a complete Job De partment and are prepared to do firstclass work at reasonable order153 W Short St Lexington Ky IEXPERIENCE TRADE DESIGNS KSIImarventtlonaatrlctlyconedentlar UMndbookonlatenta tentsPatent rPtelal without the Scientific NmeriranAha- ndsomely ltlnatraledweekly cutatlon of any Terms a SodbynllnewadealoeaMUNN nrauch F lit WaahingtouDt 4 F4