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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 11Ie ft jj fl jI iiL tt 1r t 1 irJ1 1 B E GR4SS BLXDE 1 ki f WE AIM TO CUT DOV fRROR AND ESTABLISH TRUTH A7VOMEXIV T NUMBER 52 LEXINGTON KENT SUNDAY APRIL 11906 PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A Y EAR IN ADVANCE t +rJA11IES E HUGHES Editor a Publislrer- tJI TERMS OF SUBSCfIPTIO One issue for one year 100 in advaue In clubs of Five NEW subscribers 50 cents ea rli Terms100 per 4cul lJ1advi1fl flJgn sub Ii iscriiitjau 150 cl1r Five nett s1bsc ibcrs sent for one jli r 250 Send your subscriptiqii by 1registered Iqfer post office or express money order iNew Y draltj Jalll if personal checks are sent add jb Ilectiou charges as local bankscharge for lccting tsallie ct lfi lie urtlecsh drafts cheers tjpnyq es Lexington dress e office iilvkr recs IFi You 1 ft e ll tion- e s the le Q at 1Jiccolirt9jiuvaci iif 1 isubscrib4r respon t ib1Gto the ptiUisl r for the subscription price IJfii of all papers received until the paper is paid for in full up date and ordered discon i tinned I Office of Publicationis located at 153 W Short St i Lexington Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexington Kentucky as Sjecond Class flail Matter ti Address all communication to Blue Grass Blade P O Box 393 Lexington Kentucky trh ++ + ++ + + + + H+ + + + otOOO I+ + + +o + If i- h i EDITORIAL i1 I 111 III Hoot + + 1+13 A33333I + Hz+ + 4 f Hitch your chariot to a star r Fortune makes folly her peculiar care- Strive to live as best we may for die we all must r Blank failure induces men to idjudgt ambition Ia cheat r rr i By our deeds and not our creeds may bur char actors be measured and weighed at the gates eternity r j r a a The history of the Christian religion has been a blind leading of the blind and both have fallen into the ditch of fanaticism and The founders of all the various cults werclufI1lortal men and the bulk of the writers of all the socalled sacred books but scheming priestsa I a e a s t1r Christian theology cannot touch longer survive It isn child of Darkness and must isl1 with the coming of the Dawn There is no valiftfeason for its existence and the law of social its well as of t physical evolution makes it imperative that the useless and unfit should perish from tIlt earth a a a a a How Christlike are the modern preachers Con sideling the fact that he whom they depilate the t Savior of mankind taught his doctrine in the fields and by the roadside he ought to smash with riven thunderbolts every church on earth that cost more than 5000 and start the fool h11er on the trail of skypilots who prattles of blasphemy while little children are begging bread and women dying t of want a r c r According to the advocates of Christian theology this old enrth of outs was made altogether for the jir allSoiencot race iq an unimportant incident in the ins tory of the universe that men are but mere ii soria born of heat and moisture perishing w the moisture is eliminated or the heat befitij greater or IcssNtIlad man never appeared mountains would Have reared their rugged c to meet the glory of the unriscn sunithe rfy would have rolled onward to the sea and the ti ebbed and flowed just the same Not a star wdi Ihavca planet hesitated in its eternal courSe not a ch of water or a grain of sandAVOuld there have b snore or less hind man never been I www rw Front out an honesfc imirahAigeof a multitu of ideas some system of reform may be ovolv bethetrue genius Our grandest philosophers buddt and burgeoned in tliq wihlernesjL Tne noblei l oesy th t swept th fHuman hafrpsichord w born in thcMlrair of a beggar Those who occu the dias throne among the imiiiortals contend singlehanded with the darkness of iignorance a the devil of dogmatism MRS HENRY UNABLE TgX ft WRITETHROUGH SICKNESS wfljjitcontributions to the Blade for the past few weeks We regrret to state that the serious illness of CaP HCJli1and an affliction with other members iVlrs Henrys family lifts taken up so much ofmfr time and drawn upon her to such an k tent that the bright chicory nndusefuladvocQC of freedom and reform has been on the oil JPjItHenryhonseholdshortly be fnvuredby soma more of her valuaiSs contributions OfWhilerights and opinions of others we have felt in dirfcjl bound to declinstopublish a number of epi upon the death of our late Editqr Charles l 11oorefrom the QllS of some orth dos spirit ists N6 iil erhn1 wrinyd rafd provoke a cuss oitpwi re il be o nmcivrertrsiutsiiictiun uenvcu firli slit 0ai sion as clehiiitingwith a C nelli anenir forj of baptism The belief in spiritualism like Cli liaiiity is purely a matter of faith beyondt reach of reason and in nowise amenable to the 1nl of logic It will be contrary to the customary rv of spiritualistic presumption if Editor Moore is not brought back with some sort of a message for the Blade office a a a There is little real philosophy in the doctrine that fear of hell becomes a useful friend if it only impels men to shun wrong doing The world is not to be improved by fear but by love and confidence The human conscience is a greater mental and moral monitor than the fear of hell could possibly be Why does a child when accused of some small wrong confess its fault and accept punishment when by a subterfuge it could escape Simply because it fears the scourge of conscience more n the paternal slipper The child must choose Between two evils and it elects the least Without moral courage the child would lie because having naught to fear from conscience Without physical courage the child would lie because unable to ac eept bodily suffering that could be avoided These are complete refutations of the Christian argument in a nutshell a a r r a LIBERAL PAPERS JOIN The attention of out readers is directed to the article which appears in another column of this issue of the Blade announcing the consolidationj of two Liberal periodicnls The Morrow from the pen of Walter Hurt lAside from the warns personal regard expressed towards the Blade by Mr Hurt as concerns its policy and appearance and while regretting the illness of Mr Hurt which has impelled a suspension of the independent publication of The Culturist yet it is a pleasure to know ids writings are not to be wholly lost to American Rationalists in that by the business arrangements entered into Mr Hurt becomes an associate editor of the consoli lilted publicatimlIoMorrow Candidly there are few if any more brilliant writers in America than Mr Hurt This vocabulary is invariably rich and he is the fortunate possessor of a well stored mind With the happy faculty of being able to express his thoughts in choice Eng lish whatever he writes can be read with interest As both llte Culturist and ToMorrow were splen did publications individuallycombined they should become more titan a success financially and a power for good in the land a a a r a In all the fields covered by the darksome Chris tian faith there is not one brightspot to cheer to professingfaith in its precepts and practices with all the ex perience of the ages to guide them ought to b recognized just long enough to apologize for their existence r S Ij WHY DONT HE LEND A HAND Tho following impressive poem is published byI request It was written by the late Samuel P Put nain and frequently recited by him while at active work on the Freethought lecture platform You say there is a God Above the boundless sky A wise and wondrous deity Whose strength none can defy You say that he is seated grandMillions Why dont he lend a hnndi Behold injustice conquers Pain curses every hour beautifulIr You say he is our father t tIhat what he wills doth stand + If he is thus almighty WIlY dont he lend a hand Tis we must grasp the lightning And plow the ruggedsoil Iis we must beat back suffering And plague ante murder foil fig we must build the paradise ronglheThe god within is strong r a a HANDS ACROSS THE SEA None of our numerous exchanges are received with more real pleasure than Time Freethinker of jondon England edited by W G Foote The atter has been made to feel the iron boot of lristian love and like our own late editor has offered imprisonment for conscience sake Upon deliberation Mr Foote was given an ovation by Inglish Freethinkers and our readers will recall lie reception given to Sir Moore upon his return ot Lexington after his release from the federal rison In these respects Messrs Foote and Moore ere prototypes Both fearless outspoken brave lid true to the fcause of freedom Cor cernjng the death of Sir Moore the London reethfnlor Iii tnefotlotrili t6 0 trttlte lgsu- the blasphemer1 in America was the tite CharleslC a oore for twentytwo years editor the Blue Grass Blade of Lexington Kentucky Mr Moore s death after six months illness is reported in our American exchanges just to handi He was sixtyeight years of age All his life he was a fighter He was several times arrested for blasphemy and was more than once behind the tiersas he called the story of his first imprison ment We met Mr Moore when we were at Chicago in November 1906 He had an extraordinary shock of hair and comically boasted of it as his chief superiority to Ingersoll who was bald Sir Moore was not an Ingersoll but he was a brave man Dud could always be depended upon to stand up for his convictions a e a If Lexington reports be true a futile effort has made to import that religious Georgia blatherskite Stmt Jones to the Blue Grass region to give an exhibition of Christian comedy Lexingtonians are to be eongrateulated upon failure We would now suggest that the promoters of this comic opera enterprise male a bid to secure Dr Parkhurst who hired a number of halfstarved women to dance the houcheekouchee for him and then befuddle their brains with booze that he might file com plaint against them to the police Plato defined man as a twolegged animal without feathers but considering the mental caliber of those whom the Lexington skypilots would hire to bring men to God the Platonic description is too indefinite a 0 a a r KEEP PUSHING THE BLADE Could we succeed in sufficiently impressing upon the minds of our renders and subscribers their duty in pushing the circulation of the Blade it could beI doubled aye threbled within the next thirty days Not a few iiide ready and willing response to our appeals for an increased circulation and some new subscribers have been sent in This is the proper spirit for Freethinkers to show One dollar a earI is a small sum for any person to pay for a paper like the Blade and every new subscriber means increase in the family of Blade readersIThere are potent reasons for calling the atten tion of our readers to this subject If the Blade is of any value as a missionary power for FreeI thought then it cannot have too large a circulation Aside from the good it may accomplish in freeing mankind from the thralldom of religious supersti tion it means additional financial help to us and lifts a big burden which we are now compelled to carry A Freethought publication like the Blade ought not to labor under a burden of debt There are thousands upon thousands of Freethinkers in America who have never seen a copy and would be to subscribe if they knew aught of it readeyour Blade to mail it or send it to n friend who in your judgment would be likely to become a Lii subscriber Personal talks with friends will very often induce a subscription and ifat first you dont succeed then try again Never give up This is our policy With one new subscriber from each present subscriber our list would be just doubled and you curt doubtless understand what that means to us Now friends make a strong effort and all pull together When you push the Blade you are aid ing in the propaganda of Freethought and one dollar a year for a new subscriber is not much of a sacrifice but it means considerable to us a a r a a MOORE MEMORIAL PUBLISHED We are now able to announce to our readers that sufficient encouragement has been received during the past week to justify the positive announcement that the proposed memorial pamldet to our late Editor Charles C Moore will be published We expect to have it ready for ml ling within the next fifteen days While there is not yet enough sub scriptions guaranteed to pay the cost of publica tion yet we feel satisfied that it will be a success and we make the venture win or lose The pamphlet will contain all the memorial ora tions made at our late Editors grave with photographs a of Mr Moore Dr Wilson Mrs Henry and lion Moses Kaufman It will also contain the biographical sketch of Mr Moore written for the Lexington Leader by Sir John R Charlesworth who will be favorably remembered by many Free thinkers The pamphlet will be a gem for distribution among Freethought friends and valuable as a campaign propagandist In order to make it a success from a financial t viewpoint we must sell at least 1000 copies These will be mailed to any address postage prepaid for 15 cents per copy or 10 copies for 100 Send in your orders at once and we can then mail them to you as soon as they are off the press Time universal approbation which the pamphlet has received will be perceived by reading the list of those ordering copies which appear in the Let ter Box w a a MAN KNOW THYSELF ofscientificireseaxc lifeisavpthroughthe wide realm of existencejcan the biologists take cognizance of an independent principle whose 4 mysterious union with an organized body causesi- t to live and whose separation leaves it to die j All lifp ia n system of ftiriV tinita nv tVio stun total of living phenomena Many of these phenomena n1are made manifest through chemical and mechaniti cal action Justus there can be no absolute individual independence 4 in an organized society neither is there any independent members of existence All I Sthings animate or inanimate touch one upon an other The plant feeds upon the mineral the ani mal upon the plant and upon each other The j matter of the organic world is identical with that J of the inorganic Both plant and animal life endf 1 their existence by going back to the mineral world and thus the circle is complete aye from dust back to dust again Carbonate of ammonia and rwater a blade of grass and a horse are but one and the same elements differently combined and arranged Plants press the forces of inorganic nature into chemical compounds animals liber ate them Plants produce animals consume The work of plants is synthesis a building up theywork of animals is analysis or destruction Without plants animals would perish Without ani mals plants need not exist In general plants receive nourishment to grow animals to repair waste The plant fabric once completed remains unchanged the tissue of the animal require con strut renewal Plants as well as animals need a epidemicsPTo rit is no easy matter to draw It line between plants and animals Yet such is the case At first glance one would say he could draw a linebetween a cow and a cabliage and would never confound a coral with a mushroom True such distinctions are eas ily drawn yet it is imposible to asign any absolute distinctive character which will divide the one mode of Ijfe from the other Time difficulty ofJproperly defining an animal increases with our t knowledge of its nature Between the higher an i imals and the higher plants the difference is ap parent but when we realize how many characters the two have in common and especially as we descend to the lower and more minute forms we discover tfcTt the two actually touch and even dis solve into each other This borderland has been a battleground between naturalists and has been as hotly contested as many a disputed frontier between a4jaccnt nations Time and again its inhabitants have been taken and retaken for here are characters that lead on the one side to plants and on the other to animals a r f If man would but follow Popes advice and istudy himself he would find that he is but a part c of one reatwhole He would find that liflS J erywhere Nature lives Every porn is bursting Continued on page four firstcoiunhiF J ji t r t 11 FUNERAL CEREMONIAL OF MOSTlfThe body of Herr John Most high c priest of Anarchy in this country was reduced to ashes at the Cincinnati Crematory yesterday afternoon Th a leader of the Reds was more hone ored in his funeral than during his Illness or at the time of his death 4y While comparatively neglected at his his end a crowd which packed the crematory chapel attended the sere vices at the Incineration It was dent that most of the assemblage ha- drmore or less sympathy with his views of the dead Anarchist or at least they regarded him as a martyr to a cause I Fully one third of the audience were women and nearly every one present was of foreign birth y The hearse and two carriages made up the cortege from the residence Adolph Kraus at 1523 Cutter street v to the crematory The widow of the agitator seemed greatly depressed by her loss and she was supported into the chapel and during the service by Mrs Kraus and a woman friend The remains of Most were Incased In a walnut stained coffin which was covered by wreaths of smilax sym bolic of the blood brotherhood of An archy Two handsome floral pieces were sent to the Kraus home One of them was from the Her wegh Maenncrchor and the inscrip tion of the card read A tribute the best friend of the people An other offering was that of Martin Drescher of Chicago editor of the Chicago Arbelter Zeitung the organ of the radicals In the West The Her wegh Maennerchor sang three selections during the ceremonies The first was Son of the People which was followed by Goodby and the final number was the stirring national hymn of France The Marseillaise The singing interspersed the dresses Three men spoke and each referred to Most as a sincere honest man who was a martyr to his convic lions The speeches were temperate but two of the speakers extolled the mclples of the dead Anarchist and iged their nearers to take up these which he had laid down iftc ilndly faced man was the firs eaker and stood beside the cofiln Jd spoke In German for nearly z J He rovlewol the life o Herr Most and pronounced him a friend of the masses The most sere beenIsomewhat Inflammatory article at the time of the assassination of lucKlnley but the speaker insiste- that It was simply a warning to the rulers of the earth that they must no trifle with the rights of the people Mr Drescher indirectly indorsed the principles of Moet and in closing appealed to the audience to continue the agitation of the views which Herr Most had upheld in spite of persecu Ion and calumny F Strladand the wellknown Socialise orator was the next speaker He talked In English and was careful not to make an endorsement of archy He said they had assembled to pay tribute to a life devoted to an was an heroic career much more so than that which wins glory bythe destruction of human life at the mouth of a cannon the speaker declared Most he added was grandly heroic and time would do justice to his memory A life such as his was the only one worth while and the on ly one that was really beautiful The life devoted to an ideal is the only fnmortal life Some day these Ideals ould be realized and man would come to his own and have a chance to blossom Into freedom The last speaker was Julius Zorn an official of the United Brewery Workmen who spoke In German He J also referred feelingly to Most and his efforts to benefit mankind and in closing turned to the coffin and with dramatic effect said Farewell Then the crowd was permitted to take a last look at the features of the dead The body was lowered into the retort at 330 and the incineration took about three hours The ashes will be turned over to Mrs Most to make such disposition of as she sees fit The large attendance at the cre mation was a gratifying surprise to the few Intimate friends and support ers of the dead Anarchist in this city The above account of Herr Mosts funeral is clipped from the Cincinnati Enquirer and Is remarkable for its i tone of respect and kindness In fact all the Cincinnati papers likewise treated Most in their accounts of hisI death and burial only a few harsh utterances being Most while on weeks ago took saidj and stopped off at Cincinnati going to the humble home of his friend Adolph Kraus and there died of cry talkeed of the cause dear to his heart and chanted the songs of freedom As d have often said philosophical Anarchy Is a dream and practical archy vicious and out of harmon with the spirit of government Force must not be applied to thought Eva lotion Is the only solution That law Is likewise impotent which attempts tb force the people to be moral and good The real Anarchists in this country are to be found In Washington New York and other great cities The little coterie of dreamers and fireeaters headed by Herr Most are Inconsequential compared to the An archlsts In high places The people throughout the country are beginning generally to this fact and newspapers and maga zlnes are coming out boldly and ape plying the term Anarchists to th Rockefellers Rogers McCurdys etc with their conspirators In the United States Senate Ten years ago I prophesied In this paper that the hateful word Anarchy would be made so familiar to the world by newspapers that It woul cease to be solely and particularly ape plied to the fireeaters and already It has come to pass sooner than I centuries damnation was the bugaboo of the clergy as Anarchy today is the bugaboo of monopoly The clergy were forever lastingly howling God Is going to damn mos of you Eventually the people grew so familiar with the howl that they themselves began to say Qd dny- ou and thus the howl evoluted to a common byword which carries with it neither meaning nor fear and men have ceased to cringe at the threat of hell and the clergy have lost their bugaboo And so hath It come to pass in the rapid process o evolution with the howl and contume ly of Anarchy which has become a common term of reproach From the xrran 1rii ntnnu latbor unionist then to the Populist and 0Bryan Democrat and now to the Defpews Platts Aldrlchs and other hon ored representatives of government wouldadestroy government a Most or a McCurdy and of the two dangerdous but far more respectable govternment man who corrupts government is a destroyer of government as surely as if he were a bombthrower- At last the hateful word Anarchy is being applied to those to whom it best belongs We are beginning to call things and people by their right namesI against Anarchy whether It be of the Most type or of the Rocke feller type We must have government It Is a necessary evil because evil exists in mankind We cant get away froth government Nature hath so decreed It There will always be big trees and little trees in a forest but the big tree dead at the top and hOllow at heart may not be half so useful as the little tree or the health producing shrub The big few In crowding and stunting tne litle many cannot dp so without their own vitality being encroached upon by tho numberless small roots at their feet It takes all kinds and all sizes of trees to make a forest Likewise itI takes alJ kinds and sizes of men toI make a government and the same Iversal laws that govern impartially the forest likewise should govern men ail when a statesman becomes dead atf the top and rotten at heartJ and cumbereth the soil the political axe should be applied to his hollow and corrupt trunk He Is In the way of progress and healthy growth Clean the Anarchists out of the capjitol at Washington and there will none In the subcellars of our great cities As between these and John Most the latter Is far more worthy the respect and veneration of mankind aW the fact Is that Most will be reverenced when they are In obf livion Intuitively the press has tellt this and shown a respect for him more lhan was to be expected His story is one to awaken some pity When he was a child an operation on his face disfigured him for life Later he fell into the hands of stepmother who treated him worseJ than a dog scolding starving and- boat4ttfliimIlls education was wholtly neglected Not being able to stand the abuse longer he set himself adrift upon the world and became a com L 4 mon tramp Here he learned men and governments and his naturally warm and loving heart became Im bued with hatred of war and clerical hypocrisy and autocracy arid the greed which combine to make and keep men and women and children Ignorant degraded and subservient to the ig noble few Ho was often arrested and sent to prison as a tramp which added to the bitterness of his spirit In Switzerland he became a Socialist und in later years become an outspoken Anarchist For some rablct utterances no more rabid than was made by many others made at the time of the death of President Mc Klnley he was arrested in New York and sent to prison The real An archists who killed McKinley were not of the John Most society It has ofythose high in influence and power to commit crime and lay it to those without Influence and power and so misdirect the public nose from the tracks of the polity ones This is the trick now being played by the mine owners of Colorado on Moyer and Heywood They themselves use dynamite and klty and laylt onto the labor leaders and would hang limo cent men to effect their purpose of crushing the miners The ways of government have al oet cutthroats and vllllans who ever liv ed are now at the head of the Rus wea men and tender babies are nothing to these savage wolves yet the world generally regards them as angels compared to those elements who ar fighting for freedom and justice Strange that it is so but It is so warpedd the sensitive soul of John Most He became morbid reckless restless and chafed at sight of old world injus tice He was a man of great brain an orator eloquent keen and con wincing In a sense he was danger pus as he was insane on the subject of Anarchy Just as Rockefeller Is subjectt money to learn that money getting and litical ambition may develop Into a phase of insanity as distinctly dangerous as the intemperance of the so sial reformer Jobn Most is gone and his fretted soul is at rest Hard hard was his life He suffered from a boy He knew little of lifes pleasures and reaped attachmenft of devoted friends His path was one of fire and thorns Imprisonment prlv tlonsJarvatio and yantwas e r ts celiSy pared to 111mItSuch men as John Most are not without cause any more than the Christa the Gallleos the Brunos the Wycllfts and the Dantons were not without cause John Most had his ideals and unto larethe uplifting of humanity through equal justice to art cannot be far wrong and these were the governing Impulses of the unhappy soul of John Most Where he was chiefly In theI wrong was In the methods he propos ed to obtain justice He advocated the use of force against force but In this he was not unlike Chrlst who advocated not peace but the sword and his followers later applied that very method of crushing opposition which was as Anarchistic as anything could be cannot see how any one can worship and love Jesus Christ and hate John Most The life of John Most like that Ifortions and Imperfections Most wrought and starved and laid up treasures neither In heaven nor on earth What ever else may be said of him it may be truthfully said that he was always on the side of the needy the distressed the suffering the degraded and the crushed of earth He was not only on the side of them but mingled with them and shared their mini fortunes He never made the suffer ing suffer as the hightoned and inently respectable Anarchists do and this Is the reason that the press stinctively have treated his memory kindly To the much that was good in John Most to his love for humanity to the kindness of his heart which made him grieve to see others suf to his stubborn rebellion against Judicial Injustice to his bravery and willingness to suffer Imprisonment and death for his Ideals to his life of sacrifice In support of his Ideals to all this I pay the homage of my sympathy and respect He was of the of which heroes are made and part of his life which all the world honorstNearly all of us lift our hats and bow down to and honor Anarchists who were never worthy enough to latch the shoes on the foot of John us draw the mantle of charity pbutwhich made him what he was Let us blame the conditions which render men desperate and tbzowi J r their minds out of balance As long as the governments of earth continue to exploit men as wage slaves and hi ke their bodies targets for bullets thnro will be John Moats Starvation d radatlon and humiliation will be su to drive to desperation those natures which neither imprls ojinnent nor death can tame olm Most was the product of m n injustice and there let fall the me for all who are such as he JBW DIA DISPISES J MISSIONARIES l iey Rob the County of Its Indepen dence and Teach a Religion Not 4Equal to Their Own In Honesty Caustic Remarks by a Native Hln doo u PLord Curzon is the most cruel ruler fitfiij world I am bitterly opposed tb Christian missionaries They rob people of their independence and Sen tus to follow the customs of a itlon whose morality and honesty- e not equal to our own TIle above assertion was made by rot N Kanshaw of Bombay India e Is now making a tour of the Un ed States making a special study of iclology political economy and other lology political economy and other bases of government Upon his re irn to India ho Intends writing a as of books of the data secured promnentfriennd also to visit several institutions t learning He arrived In the Un ted States some months ago and ex cels to return to Bombay in a few iionths He further said It costs 350 for transportation be ween the United States and India The missionary remain In our country ve years then they return Thus for live years missionary work it costs VOO for transportation alone Then the cost of living is above the average and with the salaries paid the mis slonaries the expense of Christianiz Jog India is enormous They accomplish comparatively little They can not convert an Indian of sound mind to believe In Christianity nor can Improve our morality The pee pip of America are more immoral dunk more intoxicants and commit uUire robberies than those of any Eu n ean country Since being in this intry I have reed of several banks lugsrubbed YEu cannot flndThien gndition in our country The Christian religion Is all right few of your people adhere to It the missionaries Instead of teach Christianity llvo a life of luxury- Wl am greatly opposed to imperialism The mode of government of the United States is commendable but the people should be more honest and truthful It was missionaries that in duced England to usurp the rights of Indians and we are suffering from their tyranny They tax our people exorbitantly I am heartily in favor of the In ternational peace congress I shall give it all the support can The move should have been started many years ago and then we would have one of our 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more than in sll rerlno case In solid gold case 10 to 50 more LADIES GOLD WATCHES Large size Elgin Waltham or ampden 20year gold filled latest tyle artistic handchased 7 jls 9 Jls 11 16 jls adj 16 Small o size Jls 1150 15 Jls 15 16 jls tdj Riverside extra fine 24- In 25year case 1 more In 14k solidI gold case 10 to 50 more Latter with diamonds all In plush box pre aid with guarantee Send for prices of Watches not listed Jewelry Rings Silver and PlatedI Ware Optical Goods and My Theism In the Crucible free OTTO WETTSTEIN La Grange Cook Co IU 1 rrr f ONLY TO BEJUKED IS THE LICHT O WOMANS LIFE BRIGHT PEN PICTURE OF DOM TIC HAPPINESS AND MISERY NOT ALWAYS THE WOMA FAULT PUT LIGHT INTO HER LIFE AND A LITTLE TRUEJBVE WANTS NOTHING ELSE DY Uloproduced from Louisville TM After you have married her wbia then tae has embarked her wle soul In the traffic of affection and shipwrecked her case Is hope iDuring your courtship you had little opportunity to learn her defects that you have her with all her f M do not treat her with less courttrY- than when pleading Remember she did not wed you te cause she loved you so much as because she was pleased to luuVrfoi love her Do not cease to love ler for while it would have been herifls fortune never to have been loved It would be a humiliation to bo 4fte no morcrman who Is strong always get the best of it and woman who Is Teak the worst and be forgiven so little do nut contend that woman lciabse lutely llxedness and fidelity but were she 100 times worse than shoJs she would still be mans superior She is prodigal of her love uuill she knows beyond the peradventurEof a doubt that he loves anothe then look out Everything else will she condone neglect to provide for the household staying out nights drink gambling debt and all the faults whlctrvradual ly come to her knowledge But dont think for a minute that she Teams of these fallings from him 0 dear not He nldes his transgressions when he can fIsnt he a simpleton Ho comes home full pulls off his shoes and goes to sleep on the lounge thiajUng os trlchlike that she know nothing about it Will he admit It next day Civilization hasnt reached that stage yet Usually she says nOtliing but does a lot of thinking He thinks he has fooled her but she Is fooling him Why doesnt a man admtifie Is full when he can hardly see He will go out and waste five lars and thinks he squares himself when he brings home a bag of pea nuts She doesnt want Peanutsshe wants him to turn over a new leaf and gut JLidflvtn JJo x1 ikk befflUffc she doesnt make bread pudding out of two cents worth of leftover crusts and then go out to the corner and buy a ten cent cigar He needs the cigar but her old hair ribbons will do for a while yet You selfish husbands have a great advantage over your wives Your fa vors with gratification Your wife will believe your stories until her own eyes tell her differently and even then you sometimes manage by a quick shift to pull the wool over be fore it is too late 0 I know you all If you are stingy she says you are prudent if you are dull she says you are fatigued if you are prodigal she says you are generous and if idle you need relaxation She will save that you may spend Why dont women find out that men are humougs Let me tell you a secret some of them do but you dont know It Nine out of every ten married wo men who become careless of their conduct and of the care of their homes become so on account of heir husbands sins of omission or commission The wife is naturally loyal What ever follies she may have been guilty of in her youth have no dreadful mem ones for her nowthese have melted away in the dawn of babys smiles She is ready to love until death and has cast her last die on the falthtul1 ness of the man she wants to love herIand love her always The the least particle of affection she feels belongs to herself disturbs her equilibrium beyond his fathoming He doesnt know what Is the matter with her He asks her but she just smiles The Joy has gone out of her eyes She finds that ho has not paid the grocer as he said he had and the landlord comes to the door He has told her falsely concerning what ho did with certain money She becomes unhappyfor of all unhappy women the most unhappy Is she who cannot believe her husband In most in stances of course hubbys lies are merely to keep his wife from worry Ing and are due to business reversals or because ho has been too extpvva gant at the club or at the ra track In that case why not tell her the truth If the truth Is tellable But sometimes the truth Is not to be told anything being better thl1t that and so the breach widens Later per haps the wife finds out something which forever shatters her love dream Then look out again Whether she Is actuated by a desire to get oven or finds some one for whom she has more respect It oftens hflnjMms Uljflt she In some Instances begins to neglect her husband the children and the home tries to spend as much as the r lti rI DW AlmS husband docs and goes down town tener than would seem necessary Then the husband wakes up lie Is more shrewd than she and when the case finally comes to the divorce court ho has a masterly array of evidence and legal talent and she has nothing but a lawyer ready to take advantage of her every weakness and a mass of improvable evidence Too often the man wins Two wrongs do not make a right and I believe there is nothing enjoya ble In sin Neither husband nor wife gain anything through retaliation If you would not have your wife make a mistake which will forever render you both unhappy do not start trouble See to it that no man lo esIher more than you do Nature that the man who most loves a man should have her but nature often Is sidetracked It Is well if you have many talents but your greatest merit in her eyes is the liability to love and to love devotedly Some women are apt to see the defects in a man of talents and the merits of a fool Many fools love welt A woman Is like a limpet in that she wants some thing to hold on by and she cannot hold on even by a strong man who has ceased to love her It has been sarcastically said that the happiest days in a womans life are the days of her marriage and fun eral I believe some have already had one funeral for surely some women die twice and one of these times is when they find that their husbands have ceased to love them See to it that your wife never has this prema ture funeral for It practically widows her But should she be thus widowed remember that womens hearts are made of stout leather and have a sight of wear In them and that there are two German proverbs one of which says Woo a widow whilst she Is In weeds and the other Who abuseth a fair wife hath need of more than two eyes cease to love her be not surprisjJffHf some one else begins In love a noman is like a stringed in strument 4hlch will surrender its so cretjLpnlyJto him who touches the strings Pro erly Have youIearned- the secret Do not io so unfair as to ask more than you to give Oliver HoesWendell once wrote I would nave a woman as true as death At the first real lie that works from the heart outward she should be tenderly chloroformed in to the better world 0 Scissors I presume some of you gentlemen agree with him For my part I am exceedingly grateful to the lawmakers that they do not insist In applying that rule to me for I like men a little and do not think this world would be a bit nice with absolutely none in It But seriously do by your wife as you would that she would do by you Have no side Issues provide for her wants keep your marriage vows and give her most of your spare time and change After you have gone through the fiery ordeals of this world with her you will appreciate and not before what a ministering angel she is Above all remember that she will appreciate each little kindness while you have her more than a hearseful tit flowers afterwards and that If you do not realize this now you will then when It Is too late- REDUCED RATES To the United 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for renewal We are continually sharpening our F Smiley We make editorial mention of Mrs Henry this week A Lutterman The question sub mltted will be dealt with in the next issue of the Blade Spencer GarwoodYour kind words are fully appreciated We hope to continue as we have began James Hardy Thanks for clipping Dr J W DennisWe publish your letteilr If you will send your new address yourshall get the Blade all the sane Never mind cost Lexington Ky Friend Hughes If you publish Charles C Mooro mem orial pamphlet I will take worth L LUSBY Cincinnati Ohio Dear JlmPut- me down for fl worth of Moore mem orial pamphletsDR J B WILSON New York James E Hughes I trust you received enough orders to encourage you to publish the memor ial pamphlet containing the addresses of Dr J B Wilson Mrs Josephine K Henry and others I would like ten eoplesE B FOOTE SR Utica Minn James E Hughes Count on ale for 1 for memorial pamphlet of Charles C Moore when out Everybody needs themN M CROSS Paris KyJames E Hughes If you publish the memorial pamphlet of the late C Moore you can set me down for ten copies of said mem orlalW W SHROPSHIRE Clinton IowaJames E Hughes think it would pay you to puWJsh the memorial pamphlet I will taJje one dollars worth and send m me as soon as I learn you have r jc dedi do It Anti put rismUl as possible of Wilsons answer to the Christian that appeared in the BJalle of the llth JAMES A GREENmfcLi Sioux Falls S DJas E Hughes You may put me down for ten of Moores memorial pamphlets should you print them which I trust yo- uwlllR VOGEL Versailles Ind Friend Hughes With this I let you know I will sub scribe for 1 worth of Editor Charles C Moores memorials Hoping all Is well for you and all concerned ELIZA W HAINES Dundee Ohio James E Hughes I want one of the memorial pamph lets of Editor Charles C Moore if you get them outW J HOSTETTER Wilmington DelJas E Hughes Will you please enter my name for one dollars worth of the memorial to Charles C Moore and I will send you the one within two weeksJOS- H CLOUD Chesterfield VaJames Hughes Put me down for two of Brother Moores memorials I will remit for Blade as soon as possible Hoping you success I remain as ever an apos tie of FreethoughLc A FAUSNET Manchester la James E Hughes I enclose you herewith 17 cents Please forward to my address a copy of memorial pamphlet when issued J A THOMAS East Sandy Pa James E Hughes Would like one of Editor Moores memorials Will send the money when published Wishing you suc cess JAMES K HAGERTY Was a Great Shock Ryan Iowa The death of Charles I C Moore was a great shock and causeof sorrow to me though not a regular reader of his paper but an admirer of his wisdom energy and pluck Long will he be remembered by his many friends Wish a book could be published such as Mrs Ter ens recommends In Blade of March 11th If it Is published count on me for one copy Where can I get Dr J B Wilsons book entitled A Trip to Rome and cost of same Enclosed find one dome for copy or copies of Blue Grass Blade containing DrT- B Wilsons and Mrs Josephine K Henrys orations at the funeral of C C Moore and oblige a friend and co worker MRS L A HICKETHIER l L a HlsGrlef Brought Tears Woodbury GaJames E Hughes EnQI ttd for which you will please crrt my subscription I was very sorrjCJto learn of the death of Charles UvMoore Words would fall mo were r to undertake to tell my sorrow t7n I read the account ot his death cars of grief coursed down my cheelli though he were some near and r relative He was truly an old battlescarred veteran of Free thought tt sincerely hopo you will still keep the Blade sharp and ready to mow c n the enemies of Free thought nprogressJ R LEAV ELL f The Best Paper Printed Madras Ore James E Hughes Enclosed fine post office order for for the beJPpaper printed the Blue Garss Blade It is bad to lose our old leader and comrade but such Is life and It cant be helped I am pleasttqsee the Blade come out all O Ktease send the Wilson book as soon as convenient I have been looklng or It for some time GEORGE E LOUCKS Still Vants the Blade Ashland PinComrade James E Hughes Inclosed you will please find money or aer for one dollar which owe for the Blade I think I will not be much longer here I intend to go to the Soldiers Home I am an old man and no income only a few dollars pension but I like to read the Blade The only thing I have got to say about the Blade is she9 ought to be more of a Socialist paper Social ism belongs to Freethought and must come If the people ever want to get out of slavery B KIEHL Wants Memorial Pamphlet Rockdale TexjcJas E Hughes must congratulate you on your editorials We till grieve for C C Moore Like Ingersoll Brann Wat son Heston and bill Nye their place can never be filled for nature made them men to fill their own peculiar places but the wViJels of time moved on after they let us and we must not sit Idle now that our dear leader is gone We must raise up others if not to fill his place to do and dare It is an old saying tis an ill wind that blows no goodSo it Is with you If Mr Moore had lived we the readers of the Blade would never have known what was In you I wdnt at least two of the memorial pamph lets Let us all do as near what would please Mr Moore if he was with us We must support the Blade Be good andlry tamffieotnStts hnypy Is what he would want With kind wishes to you and yours Ever for the truth E DAVIS As Long as He Lives Chanute Kan James E Hughes I have been thinking of writing to you ever since thodeath of our noble leader Charles C Moore and extend to Mrs Moore and family my heart felt sympathy in their loss of a ing husband and father for I realize their loss is great as well as myself and other readersof the Blue Grass Blade At the death of Mr Moore I was afraid the good old paper would stop but I am pleased to see It Is go- Ing right along with Its old time vig or and I like the appearance and tone of the paper as well as ever a little more conservative but to tho point all the same and I believe It will be able to do as much good if not more than ever before I want you to pub lish the memorial and I enclose you pay for the same I expect to read the Blade as as I live Let the good work in the cause we love so well go on until all are mentally free from the galling chains of supersti tlon Always your friend for mental libertyC E ALEXANDER WIN Get it All the Same Cincinnati OJames E Hughes Between one and two years ago I sent our departed Bro Moore my check for dud requested him for reasons which I explained to kindly discontinue the Blade when the time for which that sum was payment was up This was not done and I could not refer toit again during his ill ness Now lam compelled to again ask Its discontinuance We prize it very much much as a fearless advo cate of tho truth much needed to aid in breaking dJwn the powers of norance superstition and orthodoxy in tho land Financial losses declin ing wealth and a death in my family whlck will cause the breaking up of my home are compulsory reasons for cutting off the largo list of papers journals and m gazlnes to which have for years been a liberal patron For these reasons kindly send bill for amount due up to date You have our best wishes and sympathy My wife Is equally Interested with my seltDR J W DENNIS- Congratulations Still Coming East Liberty OJas E Hughes Allow mo there to congratulate you upon thowta piaranco of the Blue Grass Blade U looks cleaner and its spirit is improved It smells feels t Ji iJ and looks of the lamplight and la bor over former Issues Mooros picture does not do him his life or paper justice His picture detracts from the reading from the purpose and the good It can do His picture looks too defiant As he was In life not quite smooth enough In declaring himself a heathen was not all From his writ Ings I learned to love him and as II have learned his character and his death yearn with the veneration of him Truth like vice a monster of so frightI ful mien As to be hated needs but be seen Yet seen to oft familiar with Its face We first endure then pity then em brace- Perpetuate tho man Moore with that of him which Is worthy of perpe tuallty his thought his life and character Lot them be Immortal but the mortal body In that Eastern star there Is hope for the redemption ofI human kind In his life SPBN CER GARWOOD Breaks Into PoetryISan Francisco Dear TimThe B G Blade Just In with Dr Wilsons reI ply to Christian girl Greatest article he over wrote for propaganda Send me extra copies for enclosed stamps Would like the young lady to reply In Blade If Christianity Is true defend It honestly Why do I fight It because I sincerely believe the whdjf structlure Is a lie from start to religion a faith or principle not worth defending dont amount to much In my mind The Foundation of Christianity Theres a written long agoITo hold In subjection mental slaves Tis about a Holy Virgin espoused- to Joe Invented by the priesthood villains knaves Mary was a beauty and naturally the men They were the same of old as they are today Payed her marked attention and something happened when It took an angel to explain it away Joseph though a just man was mak ing up his mind To i send her homo to mother for her sin But a lovely angel dropped along In time And told him her condition would win 4 if v I v The heathen world from tiarkness through the birth of Marys son A Savior to be born for all man kind In dreamland Joseph listened to the angel and was won And ever after to his Mary he was kind And this Is the foundation of Chris tianity bf old Believed In by millions of mental slaves Who gladly part with millions of their hard earned gold To the worlds greatest parasites priestly knaves- A JOHNSON Its a Knotty Problem Ackley Iowa Editor Hughes Will you or some one else give us a solution of what to do with theJ trusts Everybody is talking about trusts and almost everybody is opposed to them The people seem to notice trusts when they get large and powerful but fall to see tho same principles In every day life Toy make as much as possible at the largest profit is the rule in all business Trusts are natural It is the out growth of the system that has trolling the world sinco It had a hiss tory If the people would understand what a trust Is they would remedy Its evil influences but so far they have failed to administer an effective remedyIt as fruitless to destroy trusts by law as It is to change the current of the ocean by statute Centraliza ton of capital Is on the march of pro gress and we are drifting Inreslstlbly with the tide The days of small bus iness have passed Instead of the crooked stick we have plows of steel instead of the stage coach we have the swift railroads that enables us to travel much cheaper So you see a continuous development Is going on in every line of Industry which proves that the trusts are not necessarily bay Why then destroy them As long as the people are under the delusion that the trusts must be de stroyed by law so long the trusts will prosper at the expense of the mon people The press pulpit and our legislatures are the tools of the trusts The world Is under their In fluence They make wars and mould the people to suit their fancy and shear their sheep Yet the people do not know that they lose their wool If a hero attempts to protect the common people ho Is hunted down by the public press and he may end his days In the penitentiary or be declared In sari and when he dies the church will give him the last farewell which is hill and damnation Sueh are tho conditions of today Butt what Is your remedy- Y ir quallflcatlon as editor prompts- me b renew my subscription So pleat extend my time for the Inclos ed ojjo dollar and obllgeA LUT TER AN L Wants Eight Pages Co tland Kan Kindly send me- a bui lie of extra copies of the Blade of rch llm Enclose please find 25 ce ts for the same I want to send then to friends That reply of Dr Wilso is to the young lady Is one of the ost pieces I have seen In a longtime I should think this very able explai atlon would have a tendency to jpen ier understanding as to whether Ch Istlanlty Is real or stuffed You need ave no fears concerning the ture f the Blade for It is Just as goody sit ever was and In some re spectsjlt shows an Improvement s certainly hewing to the line re gardle hof where the chips fall The paper has but one fault and that Is its slze1 f it could be made nn eight pagI per It would bo a Jewel But f it clfanot be made so owing to the delinquency of subscribers those who are arrears and will not pay It lects erlously against them as Free thinkers for any person who knows that Is owing for the paper and will nit pay and he certainly must he is holding the paper no better than a Chris knOWjhat is no Freethinker but and if ho denies the charge than let him further deny that he Is hply nothing If he can Yours for Brotherhood of manC HI thl 1Jr Givans Premises WrongI Stinnett KyJames E Hughes As IIi d complimented the same ed itorlaiffthat T S GIvan criticised I feel warranted to butt in If souls are entitles from all eternity thereby immortal where does the immortality 8f the Individual come in when Friend GIvan knows for sure the Individual has a beginning and necessarily an end If there is no cognizance of other things fro Glean is surely cognizant of this soul and will tell us what s To my mind it Is like this Time is etiriial but the minute or hour measured by the clock has a begin ing and an end Life is eternal but manU s or years of thy individual life lm a beginning and an end The Jallwthllvedphe fact that the clock existed Is all he immortality them Is to eith ere gain he says As certainly as the i ilyerse have we always exist ed ai d shall forever exist Now It Is not that the universe now exists that proves that it is immortal but If It has existed always then It Is mortal So depends our immortality For my part I do not think I havc ex isted but about 42 years Again There could never have been a time when there was no intel ligence etc Sure the trouble with that is there was a beginning of our intelligence Again he says There is no sweeter hope than that we will live again etc That Is a beautiful sentiment makes me believe GIvan is a good and fatherly man It makes me wish I could hope the same but would that hope make It a fact Hence friend Glvan Is wrong In his premises and not In his reasoning With respect to allWADE H MOR GAN JOUR EXCHANGES The Humanitarian Review published at Los Angeles and edited by Sin gleton Walters Davis Is a bright and attractive liberal monthly Its lead- Ing articles are by well known writers and contain a store of rich argu ment The March number contains a kindly notice upon the death of the late rles C Moore Tie fcquitist a new Sociological weekly published at Pasadena Cal has reached our exchange table It Is edited by Warren Edwin Brokaw The issue of Saturday March in addition toja number of well written ticles a economic subjects contains- a stron argumentative essay on An nular Evolution that Is worth read- Ing The Freethinker published In London England and edited by G W Foote Ja among the welcome foreign exchanges wo always enjoy reading it is MW about the only solid and substantial Freethought paper weekly published in England With a staff o writers it is always newsy fresh orderlY and bright Would there were more like It Our feereturncdifwefall rcudine sketch and description ot any invention will receive our free concerningPromptly of saute Slow to Obtain a Sateut sent upon request eat secured lirough as advertised for our Patents taken out through us receive tjircial nolle without charge in an illustrated and circulated journal consulted by Manufacturers and Investors Send for sample copy Address VICTOR J 4 Patent Attorneys Evans Building STRONG HAND AT THE HELM THE BLADES EDITOR RECEIVES CONGRATULATIONS FROM AP PRECIABLE SOURCE CONSOLIDATION OF CULTURIST AND TOMORROW PERSONALLY ANNOUNCED BY WALTER HURT s Congratulations to the Blade to its readers and to its editor and pub lisher on its line quality and splendid appearance There Is a strong and capable nand at the helm that evi dunces no uncertain touch The policy of the Blade now Is us broad as the new measure of Its columns- It is to be hoped that the Blade has eitered upon a new era of pros perky and extending influence I be lieve It will prove a greater power than ever before There is an awak ening Interest in behalf of tho Liberal press that promises for It a better support In the future But to receive adequate support tho press must tIe serve It and the Blado seems to be making a most worthy effort in that directionIn connection I wish to an nounce that continued health has forced my retirement from the active management of The Culturist and be ing unable to make satisfactory rangement for Its continuance in oth er hands as a separate publication It has been consolidated with ToMor- row Magazine of Chicago which will ml out all subscriptions I feel It to be most fitting that this announcement should be made in the Blade inasmuch as a considerable proportion of The Culturlsts subscribers- are Blade readers In giving up the work I have acted upon the advice of my physicians who declared such step to be imperative I am suffering from persistent neurasthenia which totally Incapacitates me for business and complete recovery can not be hoped for unless have at least a year of uninterrupted outdoor Culturist was royally received n Liberal circles its start was most favorable its prospects the brightest and I relinquish it with greater regret tnan any other undertaking to which have laver put my hand My mistake was in making the start while still sick I erred through ignorance of the characteristics of my malady I supposed I would be well In a few weeks whereas severe neurasthenia is a most obstinate thing requiring much time to overcome My physi cians although the hest intflgt tibns were at faults ln this respect for in their desire to afford me the tonic of encouragement they held out the unwarranted hope of an early recovery However Culturist readers will find ToMorrow a worthy substitute The publisher Parker H Serconibe is thoroughly alive widely awake and wholly uptodate He has cheer fully expended many thousands of lars in promoting the Freethought propaganda and will continue so to use his means He deserves the support of all who can appreciate an ar dent worker In the cause of human progress While I am not actively associated with the combination magazine I shall write for It regularly as will also most of The Culturists Contibu tors Including Dr Wilson My con dition is such that I should not write a line for many months and I shall write for no publication other than ToMorrow doing this writing only from an imperative sense of duty to my subscribers I wish I might be relieved also of this task In the April number of ToMorrow I have several articles but tho one which will most interest Blade read ers is Freethoughts Most Pictures que Personality an extended sketch of Charles C Moore accompanied by a fine halftone portrait of the late editor of the Blade In this sketch I neither flatter nor disparage the sub ject but give an honest and truthful estimate which Is the result of many years study of his character and ob servation of his career It is different from anything else that has been written about Mr Moore and I am sure it will interest every Blade a copy of the April number of ToMorrow containing this sketch and portrait send 10 cents to Parker H Sercombe 2238 Calumet Avenue Chicago Ill As a last word I wish to thank the many renders of the Blade for the generous aid and loyal patronage they gave me In launching The Culturist OBJECTS The Complete Separation of Churchand State L Taxation Property 2 all the obj ja holyflay i3 appropriating pursesfor r army other State titulioRS 4The the oath courts other srddays and That relations be with the or authority or nor 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teachothese great discoveries through Its organ The Truth About God which it publishes monthly and its school The Central Kansas Business College which teaches writing Bookkeeping Commercial Arithmetic Penmanship and Spellingtand The Truth About God In a general course of study given by the temrporary International Instructor for the church The Church has 100 LIFE MEMBERS It wants 900 moro to formally organize and Incorporate The first thousand members will be the founders and organizers of the CHURCH OF HUMANITY It you have loved ones you wish rescued from the idolatry ot worship Ing a dead man named Jesus and a myth named God you should join this Church and It will aid you In freeing them and In saving your posterity from becoming idolaters by teaehfa aJi BThe Truth About God Write to W H KERR 2210 Broadway Great Bend Kan for blank ap plication for membership Information about the college and send 25 cents for a years subscription to tho TRUTH ABOUT GOD Do It now I r t l AoJa f5 r f ll1 Lft 1p i J EditorialContinued with life Every death is only a new birth Every grave is a cradle The air swarms with birds insects and invisible nnimnlcnlne The waters of every ocean are peopled with innumerable forms from the Protozoan millions of which would not weigh a grain to the whale which seems an island as it sleeps upon the waves The very bed of the sea Is alive Nor does the procession end here for the soil upon which we tread is largely formed of the debris of life The quarry of limestone the flints which struck the fires revolutionary muskets are all the remains of countless skeletons of once living forms The major part of the Alps the Rockies and the Chalk cliffs of England are but monumental relies of bygone generations From the ruins of once living forms we build bur examples of architecture Generation follows generation and yet we have not completed the sur vey Life cradles within life The bodies of all J animals are little worlds having their own flora and fauna In the fluids and tissues of the human body in the muscles quad organs parasites are found and very often these parasites have other AIftparasites living on them Have we not read r Great fleas have little fleas and smaller fleas to bite em And these again have other fleas and so ad in finitum Thus the ocean of life is inexhaustible It spreads in every direction It extends through all time past and present Nature is prodigal ofspace but economical in filling it 0 t HOW TO SUCCEED Every task well done is a stepping stone to an other task better done Every day should be made to bring a new idea into life some new and useful knowledge There is no royal road of leisure to success no meteoric flights to reach the rose color ed heights The career of every truly great man is but a narrative of patient trials of studious hours spent of an eager watching for opportunities Success is a prosaic but instructive story of every men ial task well done of every duty faithfully per formed of a character builded little by little and strengthened by the daily conflict against adversity q The propensity of the present age to live at an unreasonable rate of speed cannot be altogether We are often impelled to pause and task ourselves what is really worth while for we no sooner attain one purpose or pleasure than we dash off in pursuit of others This is confusing to youth The shams of life are so hopelessly min 4 Bled with the genuine the base metal with the real f gold that one can hardly detect tlie true ring Ii It is better for youth to learn at the outset that an inexorable law never changes that what was best and right yesterday is the best and right to f day tomorrow and forever after that Youth must begin its career with a conscience that cannot be obscured by the noise or clouded by the glitter of the market place Most of these bubbles burst in good time The successes that follow fraud are not lasting True success is that which is found along the rigidly pursued paths of truth and honor The genius is he who brings to all his labors a willingness to master it in nil its details who patiently even if ploddingly pegs away at it until he has thoroughly learned every intricate part Such a man by so doing fits himself to become a leader to direct others and assumes by right the commanding position when a commander is sought If a man will persistently cultivate a belief in himself and is optimistic of the future he is WI consciously keeping agencies at work that ultimately bring about the desired results Real usefulness in the world leads to success r r BALAAMS BURRO OUTBRAVED Atlanta Ga March 20Sam Wade a negro suspected of murder near here has confessed his 0 crime to a Pinkerton detective The latter came here from Chicago and posing as a murderer hid in the woods lie hired Wade to bring him food andItt rattle to talk apparently that it so worked upon 1 the superstitions of the negro that he broke down und confessedJ Although the mule which Balaam rode when he sallied forth to knock the Israelites off the Christ mus tree witha smoothbore malediction spoke but once mankind had assumed that gab gifted hybrids lad become extinctt Balaams mule spoke but once and that we are told was at the bidding of an angel The manner of sonic preach ers would suggest that the breed had evoluted un til they had shed half their leg und all of their brains The Georgia mule mentioned in the above dispatch which has been going the rounds of the daily press also spoke but once and that we are told was at the bidding ofa Pinkerton detective Think of it my Cainpbellite readers a Pinkerton being placed on a par with the augel of the Lord This may be blasphemy for augHtewc know but it is realy a pity to shatter such a pretty story While it would read well in Sherlock Holmes or the Old King Brady library but in this neck o woods it falls of its own weight There isTeally nothing to it but its own improbability In the first place we are of the South land where the negro and the mule are both industrial and economic fixtures By long association we are in a position to know both far better than our neigh bors in the North If theY list had made the mule laugh or a cow crow or say made the x inule sing a somig or repeat the Lords prayer the credulity of the Blade would not be outraged but the author of that dispatch is evidently unfamiliar with the close personal affinity that exists bebvlen the plantation darkey and the plantation mjile That they are affinities every Southern nan nand woman knows The negros love for his muli is greater even than the love of David for Jonathan as is shown by the fact that the negro usuallyulies bepreItiutThe mule according to negro lore is the iiiost knowing of all animals and a mule with the gift ofspeech would not surprise hiatus in the 1inst As a matter of fact if his quadruped com ade should begin to sprout pinfeathers indicativ of wings the darkey would look upon it as the iost reasonable and logical event of his time Aside front the impossibility or improbability of such a story it is more reasonable and credible than the Biblical yarn concerning the aninui on which Balaam sat astride How nanny people yen in the South give a passive yet blind credent e to the latter and would reject the former The eor gin story plainly states that a ventriloquistAWHS employed to make the mule speak but the Bible docs not even intimate that theco angel o the Lord twisted the tail of Balaams burro Too frequently is the utterance of an ass mistiiiwattfor an oracle T i MILLIONS AND MORALS tFriends pf economic reform who rail against the concentration and accumulation of great wealth will find considerable encouragementtfrom the movement that has been inaugurated i the East to compile a blacklist of American million aires True the movement is but secondary and had its origin from the cry of tainted imniey raised by the church in the matter of millionaire donations to religious work Disregarding the source or cause for the origin of the movement it is worthy of note and even chore than a mere pass ing attention that in America that lay has conte when the proud possessor of great wealth becomes an object of contumely and reproach The race hats been rebelling against tyrannies of till kinds since the first head man abused his power- at a time when power lay in muscle and Allows which wielded club or stone axe and came to grips in bloody death struggles The tyranny of wealth came litter but with a power greater and more coin plex as civilization itself became complex This protest a thing vitalus life has persisted undermost unfavorable conditions Although at times smothered until its cry was tortured into a groan yet it survived Ovcrridcu and trampled by steel shod oppression and injustice of political prlerl the siuue protest has found insistent expression and always have there been men bold enough to raise their voices in pro laiming that xa ght though right pauopl11 in gold imps not make cnnJBons The Carnegiis the Roc efellers and tit ilk have to learn that money however bountifully poured out cannot sanctify tho wrongful methods by which it has been produced nor cleans the hands of those who have used unclean methods to secure it Vast wealth is an accumulation of po ver1 tint influence of which may reach not only the broad open stretches of the worlds activities but penetrate into the obscure nooks and corners of life seldom blessed by the light On the other hand all wealth is not to he condemned Although Christ taught that the love of money was the root of all evil yet thedesire for individual gain has quickened thousands of hands into prodigies of labor in levelling a moun tain or tearing through its mighty heart t may carry blessings to the lame the halt and the blind and be an influence so tender so humane that there is felt a sympathetic heartbeat in every cop per cent Again it may be the power that sends forth thousands of men to slay each othliinbloody and costly war and with fire and giant demon forces make ghastly scars on the face of the world These lessons are brought home to us each day- Time power of wealth presses in upon us fr ni ev Cry side It influences the laws which govern us nlJdlegislaturcsan oppression that has at last forced a social re volt a protest against the infamy of wealth And so we are to have the blacklist of American millionaires It has been a long time coming The sentiment that shaped it was begun when tfie an cient moralists cried out against the wo of Mammon and it never ceased growing Itlhas shaped itself to the various forms of our social life In this twentieth century it sounds a clea far reaching note that men hear and hearing Behold the problem with undazzled eyes Wealthy may be purified by high purpose but it notIarc apt to be money r r Careful examination into the origin and deyel opment of social and religious phenomena signs the death warrant of dogmatism and make men tolerant of the ideas of others The more i man knows the more he doubts Wisdom sta timers while ignorance outbawls Stentor Fools aj prove egstornstosuperior to his environment and education and views human institutions and habits by thct light of the whole worlds history t The moment a matt catches the Freethoughtf idea lie wants to go out into the world and its gladness instead of its gloom lie then begins to propagate the religion of good living which is right living the religion of beauty of joy andt use fulness t WOODMAN SPARE THIS TREE The subject of marriage and divorce is attracting considerable public attention at present and while innumerable treatises books pamphlets and magazine articles are made to deal with it in all his various forms and phases there may be enough of that old spirit of orthodoxy existing within us to impel a more or less rejection of many of the advanced notions suggested by way of reform Realizing that the civilization of a race may be determined to a greater or less degree by its mar riage customs yet it is none the less a fact that any radical departure might be productive of chaos For long ages woman was but the creature of mans caprice the druge or ornament of his home mistress of neither her body or her mind As the world advanced and Reason wrested the sceptre from brute Force woman began to assume her proper place in the worlds economy She is now stepping forth into the garish light of freedom realising for the first time in tall her history that she is a moral entity that even she and not an other is the arbiter of her fate Like the beast of the field man formerly took unto himself a mate captured her stole her as it were and then with his rude strength defended her against other males This when reduced to its last analysis is the basis of our marriage custom Following this came mar riage by purchase to be supplanted by marriage by contract For years marriage was declared to be a religious function mid none but the clergy capable of tying the knot In later years it has become to be regarded as merely a civil contract with no religious functions attending Even the Bible that source of all authority to the orthodox Christian bears out this gradual cUiomsIAteach other und actually lay in wait for them at night when they came out to dance Abraham sent out a servant who purchased Rebecca for his son Isaac but neither Solomon or David were partic ular about taking wives In the New Testament marriage is described as a besetting sin and men are told that they are much better off without it Secular history timid profane writings show time saute tendency in the marriage customs Taking for granted that the aim of those who wouldreform or abolish our prevailing customs of marriage is to improve the conditions of society then our advice is that they must begin at the top and work downward for they cannot reform ciety along the lines suggested by working up ward from the bottom When the people of a na tion are almost universally poor sexual purity is the general rule Simple living and severe toil check the appetite and makes it possible to mold the mind with moral precepts But when a nation is divided into the very rich and the very poor then marriages of mere convenience are made with a well purse as the principal attraction The real life iS then supplanted by the artificial and people c ase to be judged by what they do but what thcry have The true love match be omesla thing of the past and Mammon reigns supreme Many advocates of marriage reform point to a system of individuality as offering substantial re lief They would put a congenial paramour on the saute plane of honor as a willing and satisfied wife Unfortunately for the welfare and honor of the home these notions are creeping on the bench In New Jersey a new brand of justice has been dealt out in which a judge sentenced man to get a divorce that he might marry his paramour It ap pears that one Edward Bowker a married man with Sarah Malone his paramour were brought before Judge Joseph Gaskill of Mount Holly to answer to a charge of murdering their child The charge was not tirade out but the Judge instructed Bowker to get a divorce from his wife and then ordered Sarah Malone to marry him The learned court gave no specific directions as to what Mrs Bowker was to do but from the facts brought out at the hearing she does not stand to lose much in losing her liege lord All that New Jersey seems to need now is a South Dakota attachment to its marriage laws and it will be an ideal place of resi dence for a certain class It has been well said that love without law makes angels blush but law without love would crimson the brazen brow of infamy Marriage is indeed the most sacred institution ever established on this earthen take care how it is despoiled for with its despoliation the trinity of father mother und child will be shattered In all universe the male must seek the female be sought und thus is the law of life ever fulfilled The perpetuity of the home the sacredness of the family altar the safety of the republic rests upon the inviolability of the marital rights of men and women From lawless love comes a destruction of family ties family honor and family pride Woodman spare this tree i THE MOUNTAIN LABORED AND BROUGHT FORTH A MOUSE According to scripture woman succeeded in get ting poor man banished front his first Eden It wouldonly be a portion of retributive justice to insist that she provide us with another Through her natural curiosity and inordinate desire to taste of forbidden fruit she brought upon mankind the awful judgment condemning him to wear trous ers for the balance of all time At the same time woman was doomed to petticoats It might well be said that both felt like wringing their hands in grim despair wondering how on earth they were going to stand such a punishment Of course this is according to scripture and this is said advisedly Yet there are some preachers in tho land even in this day age who still rant at women and insist that because of her social pastimes the world is rushing pellmell to the brink of utter ruin with none to apply the brake If the doleful jeremiads of these skypilots be true then the Almighty has abandoned the universe to the tender and solicitous care of Satan inSlfiTcti Hrctcr to double bar the Pearly Gates put the Angel Gabriel in full mourning and hath rompellcd Michael to wear his wings at half mast while he busy forging punitive thunderbolts and laying ltpIL few bushels of barbed arrows in his sagitary against the day of wrath Aboutone week ago it was announced through the dilil press that Judge Robert L Stout of the Scott county circuit court Kentucky hud instruct ed his grand jury to male investigation into and concerjjjtig the playing of progrcsive euchre by saweic dudes and dudcincs as a pastime The reports were made to say that Judge Stout had condemn d the practice as being destructive of society nljurious to public morals and an incentive to worse forms of gambling No sooner had this gone llii rounds than the big burros from their pulph3flappcd their ears in full approbation andjall the little burros brayed in adulation For a season it began to look as if the beaux and the belles the lords and dames of Blue Grass society wer tt be subjected to a system of inquisitorial espionage und probably subjected to a display of judicial wrath This tickled the vanity of the preaclnrs and all at once a hue and a cry went up against euchre deck- Uttilrttmtitmtely for the black coated harlequins it turned out that there was more smoke than fie Judge Stout lost no time in denying that he tfad giveif such instructions to the grand jury and in sisted that what he had charged them upon the subject was altogether the opposite of what had been published While the euchre deck lost judi cial condemnation the preachers refused to back track and still kept up hammer and tongs in a spirit of strong rebellion The argument made was in street that every time a society belle dealt out a hand at euchre she had placed another obstacle in the path that leads to Kingdom Come and had faced about towards the regions of the damned can it be possible that the Prince of Darkness the mighty Lucifer whom Milton describes as oiree filling the wondering Cosmos with the clangor of celestial steel now confronts the hosts of highest heaven united with a euchre deck Can it be possible that the painted pasteboards are the strongholds of Ahrimnn in his ceaseless warfare against Oromasdes Does Lucifer the proud exv peat to ultimately become the Lord paramount of poordaughtergressivc euchre Can it be possible that the Al mighty he who made the sun the moon and the stars also hath commissioned these doctors of divinity to look after his interests on earth True indeed there was a time even in the brief history of this republic when it was taught and considered u mortal sin to be me ry when professing Chris i tians refrained front nrn css jest and healthful prevailingideamaking themselves everybody elseunuttei bl miserable in this world their ecstacy in the here hafter would be considerably enhanced Men and women in those days f dark despair cultivated an expression that woulcP well become an Indian af ft flicted with the cramps Eventually but by slow degrees tIre world rebelled against such a pessim istic brand of piety und in that spirit of first rebel ion the death knell of religious intolerance rang jout t r As n rule progressive euchre is played as a social Y pastime No money or thing of value is staked upon the issues of the game by the individual play y Pis Usually the host or hostess offers source trophy as a prize which when won assumes the form and nature of a keepsake to aid in recurring recollecctions of a few happy moments pregnant with It is true that virulent forms of gambling are played with cards and dire disaster result but it isthe particular vicious use to which the cards are 4 put that should merit condemnation not the curds themselves or the innocent recreative pastimes obtained from tltemitBe not alarmed ladies if you are hellward bent because of your indulgence in progressive euchre j not a son of Adam on this great round t globe who will refuse to accompany you Hell with your beauty to grace the music of your voice to pheer and your presence to make bright wouldthe preferable to heaven with a gang of hevirgins calculated to freeze the heart ofa clothing store dummy Verily I say unto you ye shall strain at aiiatami swallow a dromedary V l While the Christian advocates talk glibly of timei divine inspiration of Holy Writ they seem to i forget that were it not for the grossest of immor Israel would have been shy of Kings and onSeveralthat very same polygamy now condemned by Con i gresjrthe tribe of Judah would have dissipated it the books of Solomon never written Even printcdhudbowte knife while dallying with Bathsheba But then of course thats all Bible und somehow it rcudsfrla 0iWe have heard of men who claimed to be Cliristian Freethinkers whatever that term may taken for what it is worth it might be definedas one who thinks as he hurt pleases butJprotests against others exercising same pre rogaVivc If such men were in the majority then Columbia can no longer pose as the champion of liberty of conscience Even now if a man wishes to wdiship God according to tho dictates of his oua tfpeienco without incurring peJlalV11 lme J thctfacebftimev