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L I- 19jL l34 A I 1 r t I4 Iy r I BLUE GR BLADElId ti hlattSon81 rWEI AIM TO CUT DOWN EmLl AND ESTABLISH TRUTH VOLUME xv NUMBER LEXINGTON KENTUCKY iii NDAY APRIL 8 1906 PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE I JAMES E HUGHES Editor and Publisher TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION One issue for one year 100 in advance In clubs of Five NEW subscribers 50 cents each it1 Terms100 per year in advance foreign sub scription 150 per year k Five new subscribers sent for one year for 25p 6 Send your subscription n by registered letter pot t office or express money order New York dr I and if personal checks are sent add collection charges as local banks charge for collectum sameible to James E Hughes Lexington Ky PBYia ou change your address advise this G g your old as well as the new addressI send your subscription say y o IT new or old subscriber jj expirationhtlate changes as soon as the subscriber pays criptions to the Blade are not discontinued imr lnsmtxmini derfivtrPRUlcer aria lyyholdPa subscribe s l sible to pubhsher for the subscription ieof all received until the is paid IiEDITORIAL discon Blade St i + IIII II +1 + IiBrains are always trumps Idleness feasts while Industry starves Abuse is neither argument nor good policy We need a government that understands what America wants slaverytNIf it were possible for every young man and wo man to earn an honest and respectable living moir- esoulsns we preachers call em would be saved in a week than have been garnered by all the relig ionists from Jeremiah to Sam Jones There is more real love more true divinity more of everything that is good beautiful and true in the sweet message of a mothers lullaby to her child than in all the fabled messages from all the gods whose names are written in the pantheon What can man possibly know about God All indusIof the earth the most persistent stargazing re veals but a few phosphorescent bubbles on the bos confThere are but two serious problems for American statesmen to solve beside which all other socalled problems vanish Every ablebodied person who is able and willing to work should be accorded an opportunity to create wealth and earn an honest livelihood After this there must be a more equi table distribution of the wealth thus created among the factors engaged in its production In America these blessings can be won by peaceful evolution unless the aristocracy of money with its corrupted tOi- l 4 judiciary its purchased legislators do not drive a people to unreasoning madness Under existing hopelessIf Almighty God over jut up simple faith and superior intellect in the same package it must have been wrongfully labelled or got lost during the religious shuffle They are absolutely opposing elements and as incapable of reconciliation as the doctrines of infinite love and infant damnation Did it ever occur to you that Christianity only teaches a man how to die if he is to inherit the golden streets of the New Jerusalem What hu manity needs is a creed to live by for men and wo men all know how to die Christianity is a coffin Freethought is a cradle Liberty finds a place in both When one thinks that heaven is to be populated with thousands of immaculate bricks all from the same mold he ought to feel grateful that there is neither marrying or giving in marriage in the New Jerusalem Such a belief is calculated to make many a man strive to obtain a miscue on his bap tism and even go fishing on Sunday This may be an age of progress but the orthodox devil more malignant than the kind printers em unprofitableing ethnic cults he has been building new idols for human worship 1he golden calf of ancient Israel has reached maturity and maternity and its proge ny is now worshipped in every church in America When legislatures truckle to the plutocrat and enact laws for a few religious nonentities they do but throw out a challenge to human destiny It is the flaunting of a red blanket in the face of an in furiated bovine a mockery of the Industrial Sam son by the foolish Philistines as he stands blind and desperate with his arms of brawn and sinew encircling our political temple They do but transform the constitution of our republic into an strument of oppression make of it a tool for tyran ny THE BLADE IS HERE TO STAY 9Tti t11t i m i ing the editorial mangcment of the Blade we are convinced that many subscriptions have been held back because of a belief that the Blade would cease publication in the event of Mr Moores death Some have very frankly given expression to such opinions and the tenor of many letters addressed to us impels us to form these conclusions There were reasons why such a belier snuuld be entertained 1he Blade has been suspended sev eral times and it was natural for some to expect a suspension to follow the demise of our late la mented editor It was never the intention of the ninny friends of this paper including myself to allow it to sink into oblivion and when it became certain that Mr Moores end was approaching conferences were held to decide upon a successor to him For myself I preferred that Dr Wilson should edit the Blade and urged his acceptance of the duties Un fortunately for the Blade his large practice made it impossible for him to accept and a unanimous decision was made that I should become editor as well as publisher It was not without misgiving that I finally agreed to accept so I rolled up my sleeves and went to work Our readers have seen the result Now candidly does the Blade look like it is go ing to suspend Well it isnt Not by any means The Blade will come out once each week better and stronger with each succeeding issue if that be pos sible and these few words are written to encour age its friends to find new readers for its pages The renewals that are now being made inspire us with hope and we have every reason to believe that before has passed away we shall be able to boast a larger circulation than all Freethought papers in America combined This is no idle boast We mean it But we need the help of every sub scriber to win Now pull yourselves together Time Blade is here to stay Send in all the subscribers you can get LENT For the past month the ultrafashionable have clothed themselves in the proverbialsackcloth and covered themselves with ashes in a sort of penitential mood and the period of solemn farce is to continue for another two weeks After this comes the crash of cymbals and the rythmic pulse of dancing feet During Lent the fiddle is hushed as though it were another Pied Piper to lure souls to hell Safely oer the penance society indulges in an excess of pleasures to make up for lost time Why is all this What is Lent Why do apparently sensible men and women refrain from harm less pleasures and healthful recreation during this six weeks of every springY Simply from a desire to conform to the demands made upon them by the ritualistic orthodoxies of the day Even those de nominations which declaim against ritualism try to appear as ritualistic as possible during this season in order to appear in the ordained fashion Poor preterists they have their faces still turned to T l J u J 114I dead past and cannot see the white light liberty shining athwart the mountain tops of p ogress T Lenten period is fixed at forty days preced it Easter festival and is designated as a per io of fasting penitence religious devotion prayer mi dihu abstinence from pleasures to conform as ne iwas to the alleged fasting of Christ in thei Wilderness Even as the Galilean is said to ha successfully resisted temptation so is human- it directed to guard against temptation that comes fro irt the world To resist temptation that comes cot uiiendabictrait at all times and should be ascot stently practiced out of Lent as in it Time exj ided in social pleasures is not really wasted Yehere borrow Dnvids in the modern Israel and- n4CI Baths of Gftjih that the preachers have gone to s ning sheep mare told that at the end of Christs fast in time ilderness he wits sorely tempted of the devil By ii horn didtyou say The devil And who andI what is the devil The evil one to be sure he whpr God created tempt man and led him to the outei darkness How did the Evil One try to tempt Chris By commanding him to make bread from stor if he really be the son of God Did the devil kIll Christ was the son of God lie did Did the de 1know Christ was God lIe did Then did not ie devil know tlyit it was useless for him to try to ilpt God Weller you seeerthat is c you knower but Dn it whats the use Niiile this is a fair sample of Christian argument it vRll demonstrate the absurdity of the entire storm Imagine readers that the creature should try lip tempt the creator What a sublime farce Of hat value to man is the lesson here obtained It wore useless to ask Christ to make bread of ston f for both must have known that at the best were playing a game of bluff Both were fotiRflushing but the preachers have raked in the flesli pots on the game ever since Such a comedy marges a blighting thunderbolt of the star of Beth IchViu stltcwhohyis greater than a part so is it mupi the eternal credit of the that it has evoluted beyond that stage wherein it ciilu give blind credence to such Munchausenisms The next step in thist game of the gods is even more farcical than the one mentioned Failing to indte Christ to obey him by making bread the uv rn b ct1mtt1tij efmding high mountain andshowed H all theI kit of the world and told him that all savLPere his provided he would fall down and worJfip him Well let us see In the first place a geo aphera have failed to locate any exceeding bightfi untmtin in a lJuden and though the land were cisx vitli higher by far than tllJiimall1 as coimion sense will prove tlmat Christ eottld nothve bten shown ninny kingdoms front the tops tI roof Were such the case is it not a fact that a cording to Christian theology the devil never owned these kingdoms That they were not his to bestow That these kingdoms already be longed to Ch iit were his because he made them If you answee in the affirmative how and in what manner was Crest tempted in this instance- It may be tl it our bump of veneration is not so 7b ht nal wears holes in the steeple crown of our and there may be something radically our baptism but we assert that such idle thatJt are foul and damning blasphemies against they profress to worship and they who as veritable truths should be induced to a cast iron muzzle and then suciceed in losin rthe key J REPEAL THE SUNDAY LAWcFour times in each and every year the Puritan ical Sabbatarjtfi law of the Commonwealth of Kentucky is plac in evidence not by the good it is capable of w rkiug but by reason of indictments found by gr ifl juries against liquor dealers for selling their ares on Sunday The Blades makes no referenc this subject upon the hypothesis that liquor sl ling on Sunday is right or wrong as a matter of f t we are not discussing that feature but to direct attention to the fact that there is a law handed own to us by the Puritans of New England wlmit ought to have been abrogated long ago The law in effect that no manner of labor shall be pert timed on Sunday except labor that is of charity or ecessity and divers punishments are imposed by itute for its violation Hence while liquor men e indicted for plying their trade on Sunday whil is neither of charity or necessity but for prof yet the preacher who labors on no other day is ermitted to practice his profession of peddling sIn g grace by the yard for pay which is of doubtful larity or necessity in any case Naturally nough the preachers back up the work of the tumid juries and approve the finding of those im tments realizing that in the distin tegration oi ubbatji observance now enforced by written law ho church is compelled to loosen its grip upon t people and the people gradually but surely drift rther away front them and their bane ful influenci The preachers proceed to argue that mankind is the habit of working too much there by entailing on society and that without legalI compulsion restraint they will not seek the necessary rt so which their exhausted natures de mand The is considerable of truth in the asser nS If ftr tion that men may obtain repose even in church on the Sabbath for he usually sleeps while the preacher talks unless the preacher talks too loud for the purpose of keeping him awake Sutth an argument is error plain palpable and serious error and inconsistent with human exper ience It is flatly contradicted by the history of the past and the observations of the present In all ages there have been protests declamations and re proaches aginst the vice of idleness but the Blade has yet to learn that there has been any general complaint against an intemperate or morbid industry The natural influences of selfpreservation will compel man to seek cessation from toil as certainly as her will seek slumber relief from pain or food to appease his hunger The truth is however much it may be disguised by the insidious hand of priestcraft this one day of rest notion is purely a religious idea It is probably derived from the Sabbatical institutions of he ancient Hebrews and from time to time it has been adopted into the creeds and given a supposed divine sanction by all the succeeding religious cults The Christian Sunday is on no higher moral plane than the Friday of the Mohammedan or the Saturday of the Israe lite The people of Lexington however were furnish ed with a practical test of the impotency of a Sun day law when contrary to the will of the commun ity Lexington is favored with a Mayor of moral and political backbone and grit The Blade doessnot know what his religious pretensions are or if he has rimy It does know that he is a sturdy type of American manhood and is of that rugged mold which dares to do when he believes he is right Some time ago a demand was made upon him that the Sunday law of the State be enforced in Lexington and those making the demand insisted that he was making no effort to enforce it He thereupon proceeded to give them a taste of what the enforce ment of such u law would mean He immeidately ordered every form of business to cease after 12 oclock midnight Saturday the cessation to continue until after midnight Sunday Milk wagons were stopped newspapers notified that they would be arrested if their papers were sold on the streets restaurants drugstores everything except which by necessity or charity had to be opened was planed under the general order of inhibition Now camera srowl like a lions Man ro 7 to submit Arrests were made The news got out injunctions The orthodox sauce practicaldemonstrution law and the effort to enforce it proved an arro juriesfeasance or misfeasance in office He invited it in quailedbeforeNext came the barbers who through organized effort sought to invoke the aid of the State law to close up competitors on Sunday It too failed Arrests were made but to no purpose Some of the t barbers closed up for a brief period but now all are open on Sunday The truth is every Sunday law is an infringe ment upon the liberty of the citizen It seeks to establish a compulsory religious observance and systemsa direct usurpation of political power by a well organized but tyrannical minority over the unorgan whoiscrated is the one who needs the most watching in trade He would willingly employ the jails of the to propagate the Christian religion and force all men on his particular heavenly turnpike with a policemans club What honor can be gained by throwing an American citizen into jail for SundaySlUldy1Yetdeed with other states has allowed the preachers and the coterie of unclean harpies that hang on their coattails to befuddle them with the notion spiritualthey have been duly ordained to administer the government of both God and man isi11herentlmust appeal to brute force to secure respect is un LstimeChristianupon its merits let it die TOUCHED THE RIGHT SPOT The following from the pen of JD Shaw which appeared in the current issue of The Searchlight has pleased us beyond measure Coming from such nowfeeldoublyMr James E Hughes is nuking quite a success of the Blue Grass Blade now under his control MrMoorenunmbersinput of Mr Hughes encourages belief that it live long and accomplish great good It r 71 i A A1aA t ii It tr t y i1r I = j fBRICHi PEN PICTURE OF CHAS Ci MOORE THEtLATE WAS A BORN LEADER AND NEVER DETECTEDA FRIENDS FAULTS BOTH SIDES OF1HISCHARACTER ABLY PORTRAYED WITH ELOQUENCE AND TRUTH BUT LIVE IN DAYS OF DIO GENES LATTER WOULD NEED NO LANTERN The following haSJoreprodUCed from tho columns of To Morrow Magazine It was especially written for a that bright attractive and energetic r periodical By its courtesy the Blade has been favored with advance proof sheets The article Rppoars in April number with anjexcellent por trait of our late edltort By Walter Hjt With the death of cSSfes Chilton Moore editor of the Bluo Grass Blade of Lexington Ky disappears one of the most remarkable characters that has stepped upon the stage of this generation Whatever estimate we may placo on his life character and achievements his name ulvSat forev er remain linked with the history of Freethought He was amo2gits ear ly explorers a sturdy and fearless plo l neer fighting the foes encountered in the wilderness of primitive superstition a Pathfinder for Progress ever blazing the way along its extending frontiers An Intellectual scout picturesque as any romantic personage of the plains he was a Buffalo Bill on the outposts of Rationalism Let us be Judicial with the dead e All personal differences disappear at the end of lifes path but a mans faults may not be forgotten because his body Is dust Exaggerated eulogy is not more just than undue dlspar agement Death does not make any man different the Grey Change does not alter his character does not make him better or greater ban he was in life Let us tell only the truth about those who have l ttusI let us have done with honeyed lies above tho dead Moore Just escaped greatness No man can be really great unless he be- broad and Moore lacked Visual breadth His mental perspect ve fol lowed a single line that narrowed abruptly He could see no supersti tion outside of religion To him eclos iastlcism was the sovereign error He failed utterly to find the bjlght of y sage change in archaic social foiB8wa9 f received by him with all tJ viadic- tlve intolerance visited upon glous- t heresy by medieval lnqulsl He IIdidnot know that the tyrant gov d is twin to the tj FO church yat of the two thj f evil from it therfeja J esyaysV were inns culated with the virus of tho supersti tion of patriotism which had its orl gin in feudalism and which delays tho coming of the Universal Brother hood Professedly a disciple of Paine he lacked the comprehensive spirit of that braodest of humanitarians who found his compatriots in every coun try where floats a flag Ho failed to keep fully abreast of his movement to mark step with the swift procession He did not realize that the greatest work is constructive as well as destructive and that the time had come to begin the building It may be said that he had largely out lived his usefulness that he was a reminiscence of reformthe pathetic reminder of an epochal pastwalkI- ng dimly in lifes descending twilight and dreaming over the victories of vanished days In his personal relations he was not less narrow He could detect no faults In his friends nor discover any good in those he chose to regard as his enemies Whatever was opposed to his opinions was in his mind neces sarily and wholly pernicious Let us now look at the other side of this unusual man Toward that to which he was inclined all his impulses were greatly generous and his was a largely lovable nature Despite his fierce logomachy personally ho was tender as a woman considerate of those who were careless to him courteous to the most inconsequent al ways simple and sincere This great massive man virile rugged leonine rude and crude gothic was In charac ter a child Those who had known him only through his rutlhess editorial expressions were surprised upon meeting him for the first time to hear him roar as gently as a sucking born leader dashing careless of consequences holding his followers by the sheer strength of his personal ity he was an ideal guerrila in the Liberal warfarethe John H Morgan of his movement His methods al ways were militant ho was the fight ing commander caring nothing for the wisdom of caution with no dis position for diplomacy Whatever position he won was carried by storm for he scorned the art of strategy He was original natural spontan t eous He possessed In largo quantity that picturesque quality which Infalli bly attracts the popular minds as the magnet its metal affinity Ho was al ways wholly himselfindividual tinctive sui generis He had a gen ius for crude epigram and his humor was as freo as the flow of a brook beit as rough In Its ripples Whatever ho said was strlnking When his hands were being manacled preparatory to the start for tho penitenltlary to which he had been sentenced for two years because of matter publish ed in his paper he remarked You are no4 shackling meyou are shackling American liberty Brave words and true bravely and truly spoken He wall sentenced to two months In Jail for declaring in print If I had a contract to bore for hellfire wouVd sot iyaerriok nfront of the- CampbeUto church of Paris Ky Always his profanity was almost redeemed by1 its picturesqueness and was wont to surprise a smile to ser- Ious lips He loved to be known as the Heathen Editor and few they were to deny him the distinction essentially the evangelist of Ratio lIlJm the Sam Jones ot the Freethought movement By reason of his popular methods ho appealed di rectly and effectively to a considera ble class none else could hope to reach as a leader of the masses he did a missionary work none other could have accomplished Of aristocratic origin born to af fluence related by blood of marriage to many of the most distinguished families of Kentucky ho was intensely democratic in spirit and chose to sacrifice social considerations and finan dial Interests In favor of the thankless labors in the cause of liberty for which hd was so peculiarly equipped and to which he devoted tho large years of his life Whimsical and er ratio in all else in this at least lie showed a consistency and a steadfast ness of purpose which nothing could shake In the slightest Had Mjooro lived In the days jf Die n t nrru Greek won have pulslve arrogant dogmatic he yet was honest as the very truth he often missed and he stood without wavering for the rlgnt as ho saw It Inlite Dearly manhood Moore re signed from thelmlnlstry ol4heCampJ belllt church because lrLlH nr ds m modern Thor entered upon that thunl derosU career which Death so lately ended He attacked wrong fearlessly wherever he found It and soon became and remained a hard In the flesh of hypocrisy as well a often a serious cross to honest peo pIe who were made the victims of ht misjudgment He was several times arrested on account of articles in his paper and twice his trial resulted In imprisonment He had many fierce personal encounters on the streets of Lexington with those against whom he directed his fiery philippics He disregarded frequent threats against his life and continued his denunciations with sustained severity He be came a marked man and walked dlur nally In the shadow of death Yet he died of natural causes and In the fullness of his years The battle Is over and the warrior rests May his sleep be sweet ind enduring HARD QUESTIONTO Various Reasons Given In Personal Experiences on Why Did You come a Christian At a certain campmeeting church members were requested to briefly why they became Christians One after another men and women arose and made a short speech like those heard in experience meetings Three of the men however departed from the usual rigmarole and their statements sounded truthful One of them said that ho had been a Catho lic and that he and his wife saw their error and ho told her We must get out of this and they left the church of Rome and entered a better one- Another man said It Christianity because I lose nothing If It is not true and if it is true I gain a young man said that he Joined the church for the sake of wordly success and that he thereby won success but he found that there was also something elseho did not say what else As to the first man if he coup see his way out of adelusion il well that he had the good seta t leave a theocracy and join a her id church the I havo heard that second na has since lost his nojlngtolosi overythlngtogaln belidf I gavemainchurchlsm Doubtless he expre the secret motive ot many Chrlstiat In that audience especially those wl were or wished to be clergy teachers or politicians The ycJ g man who Is ambitious to make hit Ing as a preacherTiptlostr or menu necessarily professes a religion d perhaps his Influence brings into 0 same church several young lvJi s each of whom Iongsit5 share In is popularity and salary The emhr 0 clergyman can marry only one f them but the others remain in e church for very shameor prii e They failed and many a theologlc s u dent falls but their desire fors c cess was what hroughfTffem under e sway of priestcraft Many youths are striving for an education that able then to teacha laudiblejfambltlon but he church holds h3r witchwand over them and declares You can not teach ourchldr i unleys you submit to the guidance of ouilergy om petition Is great ajHVstudents rush into the church as thelr only cl anco against failure The honest unb llev er is left out and this is a pow rful argument n the harangues of th revivalist Insincerity wins the ire It seems Incredible Hhat in a lind where church and state are sail to be separate there Is a demand forlicc And was nen God ruin man who was were the far to for him none ccess can tew for the Ia Ute for own for nw for for tho generations of1 not disappointed if earn his by his highly equally learned may not the and ficeholders instruct his children and studies and learned history and modern tho may not the layman that may not Yet discour own denomination myths and own Is so web shaded by phantasmagoria an bright and who tho web Science self the the Into the church- If were ills own god had man the privilege priestly control over any one him self the lack the between and but FREETHIN ERS AWAKE Freethought is the air In the the Zephyr and the bracing in the odorous breezes the SQuthiIt spreading fait to and and are hardly and might The Fethoughtto poi teal and economic spirit the ago is ONWARD and women Ijo free think and speak and Justice ever pro Our on is to Emontjp p the Glorious Inspiring huuhbo who of should succeeds lifting his brother man the superstitln the radiant heights Intellect ual freedom world will as free men it free Wo all owe it k humanity to mitigate ignorance slavery as soon asp owe it womankind and nlilfiiliifvul nvarAthe Miirflirh veL TheJwholfl world is Our compatriots 1fre starvm bleeding and Why The irit of riBlous revolt is over Germany and Frant thMext twentyfive the progress will greater along Yational in the last five hundred Chfflst losjng nations and ftKe RuIan this will removed weUtiii fanAjr1lrhrJrwth monsters superstition shorn SifvlliGlKalj liitePOT s5o Ecclesiast ism and Autocracy will forever ended and Hujnanlty newborn fflepei- n facewill glowing countenance towards tho heights of onward and upward desUnyI old will Ignorant and amon Ignorant Let us Reason is J B M D politicians but ilhere3 neith er spoken unspokaJdejj ind do noted statesmen aJ those aspire prominent tlons feel call ed to mention vhrlstmity In their nowspapersI and magazines tendencies hla A lady ing a w that it was necessary to that ChrisItlansfact the basis of sir faith Is the theory adore compass ed the of the when she Was ocly fourteen years oil had achieved success rAa lawyer polltlclai financier concern 1the advise blllty of educating ephewthe lawyers nephewIn j higher partments The lad ttending a county but it pay to him an acade or college lawyer thatS would not tho ranks of educated full 3to overflowing was excess of the were not positions enough irrgln go around welleducated cl had come to ling to help a sltuatlo Jilch world bring a living ifooy could obtain themselves id for this reason because worldlC fall a comparas bright boys and Deprived of tno opportunity to stu ho higher branches and hecome men women i1and if education muslicjo through success b en courage ambition e anticipated 1scholar the drill the mentaltit will long gratification andare and even a convenience its e tudent should be tha lC le ge is me sake community tho sake of fibo world sake of tho future mankind Then he he falls to livelihood scholar it is necessary that politicians be educated voters need to be that they be at mercy of officeseekers Every parent ought to be qualified to to oversee Every clergyman every member of every church ought to b in science my thology religions clergyman that he deceive ho be de ceived schools agesome forbid tho study of any of history that reflects on their they almost nore faiths other than ielr and science wrapped In a of bale and ecclesiastic that It unusually earnest studfnt tears away and dissipates the shadows It in adroit hands of a sophist may become a force to draw thoughtless every person theolo glanIf a denied every or any of arrogating GAL EIGHT BLADE but a world of religious liberty a paradise of mental freedom human race would bo Children brain growth which should enable the parent Judge myth truth I in Stormin the cold North wind aid languorous of is every nation to every clime wo conscious Its drift Is forward to religious liberty Tho of headed Men must to beftfc Liberty can vail ntis human mind workl Ideal Pro stands In the advance guard Liberty PnToTT be hcKvbo in from mire of to of Ittio bJfrce only make its super itftlon add crimk slble We to nil WOrld awakening in IlusBl dying stand wo here idle wide Spain Italy In years be llw than years Roman ch its political grip upon clutch of he chiycb in time be from f1etwin of of a with a smile Its turn s time orthodoxy foreign Catholics right negroes all push forward The reign of in sight WILSON i tarlan nor why who to poi addresses why o make religious of hose who hold offices speak to company of said iiorality that that their vlrgit 1d consulted de school send to The said J Ii r in demand to to him assistance t em to them to only many girls lgent I ambition rll means knowledge remain a taught o Its sake j need be their religious part closely what what enjoying to growth Tho parents are sometimes as thoughtless on this subject as tho little ones and when a missionary comes to entice the children into the church spiderweb sendIneither tries to show those little minds the absurdity and positive wickedness of much that they are learning to look upon Is true and good The children love to be In a crowd and the parents fall to perceive the tendency to untruthfulness which the Sunday School is Insidiously winding Into the susceptive brain of the child By and by after they are decoyed Into the church what will be their answer when asked Why did you embrace Christianit- yCHINA CHINESE What Is Sauce for the Goose Should Be Sauce for the GanderBut American Ways are Different By JOHN F CLARKE The United States of America says that Chinese of industrious disposi tions shall not come to its dominions China says that Americans of the lazy missionary habits shall not come to China The one country says no honest workmen admitted and the other says no loafers wanted Which Is the most logical position The Chinaman teaches thrift and Industry by precept and example and does bet ter missionary work hero than the religious mischief maker that we send to China China In retaliation boy cots our goods and being provoked by our missionaries kill a few of f GERMANY IN THE THROES p OF A RELICIOUS WAR SCHISM RENDS THE GERMAN PROTESTANT CHURCH TWAIN WILL LEAD TO TWO GREAT PARTIES DIVINITY OF CHRIST IS DENIED BY CHURCH LEADERS AND REVISION OF CREED BOUND TO FOLLOW EMPIRE ALARMED Berlin March 24Emperor William and his counselors are at tho ment far less concerned about the Moroccan conference and naval crease than over the imminent church crisis In Prussia the gravest since the reformation The question of the divinity of Christ now threatens to rend German Protestantism Into two great parties the liberal and the orthodox The revolt in liberal churches against the narrow limits of orthodoxy has been fanned into a flame by the refusal of the Stato Church sistory and the Prussian Supreme Court to sanction the selection of Rev Cowan as pastor of the church at Remscheid in Westphalia His offense was that he preached sermons In which ho repudiated the divine parentage of Christ characterizing It as a myth Inspired by Grneco Pagan influences Flock Is Obdurate The church at Remscheid refused to sanction another pastor and Its pulpit remains unoccupied Moro than 1300 mass meetings have been held to discuss tho relig- Ious situation Taken together they form an astonishing revelation of the enormous extent of tho growth of tho socalled higher criticism doc ferment is increasing dally hourly The liberal pastors and their congregations threaten secession un less the bounds of the creed are wid ened by the elimination of what they them If God wants the missionaries to go to China It is His business to look after their safety They tell us at home that when Gt d gives us the go by we are neglected Indeed When he allows the Chinese to kill His chos en workers he neglect them indeed For God to send out His people to pro voke fanatics to do them injury is a using of them to His chestnuts out of the fire Wher I was a child I read in The New York Ledger a short story by Sylvan s Cobb about a New England deacon and I got the idea Infiy head ntt 1ttto deacon were prototyp s that this deacon was the very man that God created in His own imago and called him good The deacon k4pt a store and he both bought and sold produce and made a profit going at d coming Ono day Woman brought rim some iTfti tE t 6ttor1stl 7 Thdc- on first asked her1 If he did nqt wish to barter for somethii g as he did not like to pay out cash but neither did the woman The deacon praised up his goods and the woman bragged upon her butter Finally the deacon told her that as she was a good Chris tian he would tate tier butter and pay cash The deacon was cautious and ho weighed the butter and he found every pound two ounces short in weight Then ho fell to lecturing the woman upon her dishonest behav for In trying to cheat him a deacon in the church of God and ho promo ed to call and pray with her for an intercession with God for her so that she would not be under condemnation for her sin The woman let him have plenty of rope and ho sermonized out finally declared that under the law ho had a perfect right to keep the but ter He was also a magistrate and he said that ho would not be doing his bounden duty to the State if he did not confiscate the butter The woman coolly asked him If ho would be cruel enough to treat a widow In that way He said that she was deserving of punishment for attempting to cheat an honest man and a man of God The woman said there were extenuat ing circumstances connected with the case and that she kinder thought that the deacon would relent The deacon said that ho could see no excuse for downright robbery and he really ied her caught In her shame red hand ed like The woman then said Well deacon I calkerlato as youll cum of fn your high hose when I tell you that I lost my pound weight and I used a pound package of tea that I bought from you to weigh my butter Now this is the idea of God that I got from Christian precept and example I thought that this deacon was a man after Gods own heart and that God was a Deity after the deacons own heart Between the two honest peo pIe get some hard knocks I have found that the man that hankers after God is likely to have some virtues and some vices that aro ultra human but which are beneath the contempt of the dogs The missionaries do to the nese meaner tricks than Digger Indians would do to them When the Chinese do to them a little of what they have been done by there Is a call lr call the Supernatural Articles The correspondent In conversation with a leading theologian who pies a university chair was Informed that out of 8000 German Protestantfpastors In active service at the present time not over one quarter are be lievers in the literal text of the Apos tlos Creed and only onetenth holds to the divine Inspiration of the Bible Leaders of the Move Men like Prof Harnack and Prof Delltzsch author of Babel and Bi ble lights of the liberal school of theology propose that tho Kaiser as the head of the church call a general council of the adherents of all theo logical 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Eilors who is a Christian tried him for being drunk fined him 29 sentenced him to ten days in jail and robbed him of which was all the money he had with him Four days later I made inquiry into tho case dnd found that the old prisoner had done no harm that ho was put in prison simply be cause ho had been drinking and thatA Mayor Ellers wanted the money which ho was not able to pay A petition was circulated among those who sympathized with this victim of Christianity and his release was de manded Mayor Ellers had the old prisoner brought to his once made him sign n promissory note for got him a ticket and sent him homo It so happened however that Mayor Ellers lost his Job for John Roberta Liberal has been selected to tho office in his place This is manlty above Christian greed even in Ackley A LUTTERMAN The Way to Talk Krum Texas Jas E Hughes Enclosed I hand you a money order i for for which please continue subscription to the Blue Grass another year I have been a subsc or only about six 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prison stakeprishLet Others Do Likewise Lancaster 0 =I appreciate the way you are editing and conducting the- editorBluo Grass Blade Our good callring and I hope you will be equal or better Friend Hughes I am go ing to take or ask 30 days time to see what I can do for our church the best one on earth In my estimation it will down any of those supersti tious hellbent Institutions that are and controlled under orthodox ogmas If I fail to get a subscriber in the time above stated I will then do as I have done before select ono or two out of my community that have slid down a few notches from their tomfoolery faith and apparent ly are on the fence and dont kno which side to light on Ill pay heir reading one year Probably b that time they will get a few scales raked off their eyes so they can in the future paddle their own canoe- S C FOGLESONG The Klhd That Cheers Syracuse N YJames E Hughes s Through the nobility and kindness of my esteei red intellectual friend Mrs Josephlu K Henry of Vorsalles 11Ky I am tho very grateful recipient papergc wo Woman and the Bible and Mar rlage and Dlvibce IQm favorably liiiyresscd vritlrVnpcrs awrTpntnpul e pence I write you today to Impress s that fact upon your mind You tell us Misfortune Comes Not Singly However true this state ment may seen to be I dont apprehend it Is at all necessary for you to feel disconsolate or meloncholly Bravo soul look up up abovo life s tompestous Remember there linga silver in every cloud and gentreal sunshine will and bless You may lose a few old subscribers but new subscribers are born every day had will rally to your support encouraging your commendable efforts and humanityne cause Paint the future bright with supernal sunshine golden with the seven rainbow colors of inspiring Hope Never give up but stand erect and march onward towards a sure success that awaits to greet with outstretched hands of welcome ROBT R JONES Takes Issue With Dr Wilson 0Lawton N DJnmeS E Hughes I have carefully read lengthy reply by Dr Wilson to the young lady who sought information on certain theological subjects After carefully perusing the article I have come to the conclusion that it is characterized by Superficial thinking Presuptuous reasoning False conclusions While the author Ignores Christ ho advocates Christianity For tho benefit of your readers and the young lady in question will you please publish in your next Issue the following extract from a boost by Proto M Momorle M A D Sc LL D England Between the physical sci enlist and the rational theologian there can bo no possible conflict Their aim is actually Identical They are both seeking to discover God And it Is equally impossible that thc could be any conflict between legiti 0mate science and genuine religion Just as science consists in tho tree surrender of the mind so religion consists In the free surrender of the oallur selves Just as of e scientists to get rid of Ills own erroneous opinions and to adopt the thoughts which are the thoughts of nature so we can only be religious by allowing our hearts to be possessed and ruled by a love that is purer by a owndwhat bo thoughtsam of s the feelings and sentiments and cmojtions of God So that the genuine religious is not proceeding in a direction op fj poslto to that which the man of science tastes he is only going further in the same dlrectionE EVANS h Just Like a KentuckIan g Milwaukee WIsMr J E Hughes t You may send me the Blade without fall weekly I enjoy reading matter states facts although I am not a believer in temperance I must ad mlt that a glass of beer a glass of brandy will sometimes do more good than harm I have not taken any beer since October 7 1906 and still if I had a mind to dnuk a glass full or rather a pint bottle full I would not somelextent thatildrinkand are far better to get along with than those temperance cranks that try and reform a few and harm ten times more The laws ought to be ricter and fine a drunkard so heavy that he will be afraid to get drunk There are cases where women are to blame They spend more than their husbands can earn You may also send me a copy of Mr Moores life when the book Is finished LOUIS A MANZ Blade Just Strikes Him Stockdale Kan Brother James E HughesYou are doing well with the Blade I will not go bath on the Blue Grass Blade as long as it is good as It is I like the way you hit super stition and ignorance I am a Freethinker and dont believe the Chris tan religion Is true My God is na ture We come uy nature and go by nature I believe that death ends all that We ever will suffer It never has been proved there are any such places as heaven or hell nor that Jesus wwas yetrcontainying Brother Moores picture and the funeral addresses at his grave I will help you out on that I will take two pamphlets at 15 cents each one to keep and one to loan to neighbors read May the God of Nature give you health and strength to edit the Blade for many years Dont stop send ing me the Blade If I dont renew MyI subscription will be out In stay THOS DUELL Wants to Hear From Kidder Balm FlaJames E Hughes Allow me this beautiful Sunday mom ising to congratulate you olrWWeaffp ance of the Blade and its timely aril v al for Sunday reading Allow me to say also while all the readers of the Blade have been bowed down with sorrow at the death of our late oved Editor Charles C Moore and allI have dropped their sympathetic tears let us brave up and go forth to do bat tie against the king of evils the priest and the clergy I am with John P Clark Let Kid der come I want to laugh those good laughs that KIdder can bring fourth I have his pamphlet on the Virgin Mary and when I want a good old fashion chuckle I read it and laugh and grow fat as Mr Clarke says I have mailed the pamphlet to an nostic lady in Ohio Now I have nothing to make me laugh and I have tall en off ten pounds of late I am send ing her address to you to mall her a few copies of the Blade I am she will like the Blade With kind wishes for yourself and a double culation for the Blade this yearN- L CLARKE Unlucky but Hes Happy Pasadena Cal Editor Hughes The Blades I ordered arrived all right Will make good use of them in missionary work Find stumps for Blades of Issue of March 11th contain ing Dr Wilsons answer to young lady It should be widely distributed Lack of funds compels me to use economy am hastening through my 76th year and have just my hands to earn my living caused through the treachery of vllllans notwithstanding I sometimes try to sing the Irishmans song over his last herring Hoot away despair Never think of sorrow The darkest night bring A sunny day tomorrow have taken tho Blade six or seven years and have snipped it hugely Long may it live I have no devil to tear or hell to shun no God to serve or heaven to gain If my heave en hero is a little mixed with hell it Is because of environments E LEW IS Old but Still Useful Moscow Idaho Editor Hughes How strange it seems to me to dess you as edito being so tomed to speak of Mr Moore as e itor I can scarcely realize that ho has gone that we will never have tit e pleasure of reading any more of his editorial comments and fertile wt clams In tho Blade The tidings otrlsdeath came as unexpectedly a f iit ItI 3 r ro clap of thunder in a cloudless Vhy was ho taken away bbseventy years old left tart reclous Jewel of a child of Dr an rs Wilsons Why should B be wounded by the loss of t l and only comfort I Is any place that is better fond such little children will co t found there t may be that there is a house not made with hands eternal in the heav en but no ono haj ever seen it only bytlleir Imaginations not over Mr Pattl and I dont take much stoclt in theexistence of such a mansion I vestr yearslastago theIBatk of Boosts and then prayed prelumQ she thought I would soon posr In my checks and go over the dvde as most others thought as I pIousIdaysing and ha thn firsttime she called she began to In quIe into the condition of my giz zarI etc wanted to know If I had eve BoIlo g seellled very much astonished and theasled me very solemnly what areou going to do She had pre viollY said she thought it necessary todake some preparations for lea v Ingthe world I replied that per bap it Is but I have no recollection aftaltmg say very elaborate prep A ntiens before starting for this coun tryI had to take Jo chances and ashnd not seen any ono that had beeover the divide to tell me the coat litlons as to climate over there I didt know what preparations to rasp o and thought I would have tak the chatters in going out revs rend gentleman of the cloth also call d two or three times read his Bibo and prayed I soon began to roc leer however and being on the strjot one day I met hIs reverence with two other sly pilots who ex PIssed his surprise at seeing me out onthe street as he had the honesty ofomeblo to be pill again It occurred the Prayers he offered were Is somlHvhat deficient in that mustard seedvariety ot faith whlch Is so gggpftitlal to have that mountains removed On Obo Blade of the 18th has just ar I havent had time to read It ch only glanced it over I see you pose publishing a memorial of our otater se I want one will take ten I t to present them to some of my sties friends Enclosed I send postage stamps for which send to names and addresses enclosed Our torch 11th containing Dr Wilsons r answering young lady also one lining addresses of Mr Henry Allson and Hon Kaufman at Mr lps funeral and one of March it to the other name given Send a or two of March 11th to me at was ow IdahoJ B CASEY a v Industrial Democracyho l egos Texas Mr HughesI wish to say If I mistake not that re llglcus freedom was gained In the 10th century political freedom In the ISth century and we hope that economic Treelom may bo gained in the 20th century In order that this be feel keyroinanity must study and master the Schnce of Economics and in so doess ing they will learn and know why ain dolhr1 should not draws a salary Sow longns any government legalises the that poll to draw a salary Just so long the will be found In that govern men ignorance poverty and crime for bis twin curse upon the human only salaryprol s Now then In order that this wine may be abolished there will have to wine be n industrial government estab fish in place of this political gov enr ent When this Is done and it 28 can e everything will be handled onall a s entitle basis at cost and main as ten ce v comes the question what isC h cos and maintenance In reply I =vroi say the replacing of the old wit new and the education on scion till plans of the rising generations am ho taking taro of the dying gen era us on humane plans The only wa hat this can be done is by the est Ishinent of an industrial govern met democratically managed Please do t understand mo as advocating the omocratic party Ie from your editorial In reply to mrado A D Marbles letter in part that you do not consider that sendingareceive our opinion free concrning dthe ilntabiiity of sane lieu to Obtain a sent upon request Patents secured iroiji us advertised for sale nt our ratao tateu out through us receive special nolld tliout charge in Hlttated widely circulated jonrnaJ Investorsil J i h Patent AtlorsefS Evans lldliKi r I wo have religious liberty I consider to parAlsodeist or Freethinker So are you economheir LWanmo the rights of life liberty and W persults of happiness when it does not offer me employment giving me all I produce less the cost to edu cafe mo on a scientific basis and to care for mo la old age on a humane basis This is coming and coming very fast Why Because sclfpre sorvatlon is the first law of nature propthroughwith all the power they possess for the establishment of this industrial organizedIlnternationally county and municipally We demand justice in material things for we know that upon justice in material things must justice in all things else at last depend This is the primal law of social life the foundation principles of order and government among men Let this law be established and nil 2 things elso 3orhave all the necessaries of life as well as the luxuries of life So hoping L you and the many readers of the Blade may take up the study of scientific economics for then you will learn how to work for the abolition of ignorance poverty and crime Yours for the revolution and brotherhood CHAS BYRD DID CHRIST SMILE The Answer Naturally Depends Upon AABy JOHN F CLARKE In last weeks Blade It is contended that Jesus Christ never smole a smile but always wore the sorrowful i loop that would not come off It has always been claimed that both sides every question can be proven from The Bible and this smiling business no exception When Christ turned J water into wine faskanother occasion he said Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow ye Nportmust have smiled again At anoth time he said that the wine was his blood and asked those presenft to drink in rememberance of him He must have smiled again at calling wIno his blood He was no grape Prohibition friends claim that theJ 1fermentedmade from water by the instantaneous process was probably unfermented as could not do much fermenting in few seconds Some years ago I employed in a grocery store In Washington D C The proprietor hadtrecipe for making whiskey in 30 gallons rain water 1 IIachohol Jishakedrank of it say Dats powerful good whisky I kin feel it all the way down It tastes good stuff to malts me it That was not distilled whis but It got there So I supposetI Jeous Christ carried some good strongfl up his sleeve when he went the business of turning water into Solomon must have foretold wine when he said Wine is a mocker strong drink is raging and whoever Is deceived thereby Is not in Prohibitionists seem to be the ones deceived thereby Everyone else is onto the curves of that It I were compelled to drink I think that I should prefer the fermented to the sorry slop known asrunfermented communion wine For years I have drawn the line upon intoxicants It I should live to be old as Methuselah I should put- the ban on the unfermented wino could not have kept 12 flsher men with him for 3 years If he had in Bulged In such a drink The 4 inwe all know that it was tho aloft that 1 movIltothat Christ smiled When Ohrfst espied Zacheus in the sycamore and called Zach to come down and take supper with him in his own house there must have been a smile or so Not having tho real Kentucky Bour bon Christ could not have smiled in the true American way but for the time and place I suppose it was upto date smiling My side of tho case is made up of circumstantial evidence adduced from somewhat shaky his tory but I think it Is as strong as the asIOBJECTS The Complete Separation of i lyiJJBYL Taxation Iropertll A st a the iias a lay appropriating public fundstsectarian iostltuUonsthe joath in r fotherSi5 and prayeraThat diplomatic relations be with or that hhGoro ift fJsmullonI tho to the Constitution I 1InlTHE BEST o LINE t 1ONLyI t Good Route Try It 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HUMANITY If you havo loved ones you wish rescued from the idolatry ot worship thisChurchfrom becoming Idolaters by teaching them The Truth About God Write to W H KERR 2210 Broadway Great Bend Kan for blank ap centstor Vf filL l j i h atlPly rJrr ffMKT i1TI o T r r T v PRINCESS ENACONVERTED YFiancee of Spanish King Renounces r Her Faith for Catholicism In Or der to Wear a Crown After a moment of tense silence the Bishop and the assistant priests recited alternately verses of the Venl Creator Spiritus terminating with a iit versicle And response and tho prayer Deus qui cerda fldelium Then came the solemn profession of faith The Bishops of Nottingham and Slon vanced from the altar with the rector of Buen Suceso who carried the Boo- of the Gospel Placing her right hand on the Gospels Princess Ena in a clear voice somewhat restrained by emotion recited the formula prescrib ed in the dltaul of the church beginning Fi I Victoria Eugenie of Battenborg having before my eyes the Holy Gos pels which I touch with my hand and knowing that no one can be saved without that faith which the Holy Catholic Apostolic Roman Church holds believes and teaches against which I grieve that I have greatly r red inasmuch as I have held and be lieved doctrines opposed to her teach- Ing With a sincere heart therefore and with unfeigned faith I detest and abjure every error heresy and sect opposed to the said Catholic Apos tolic and Roman Church so help me God and these His Holy Gospels which I touch with my hand After this solemn protestation con ditional baptism was administered and the absolution was given Contrary to the arrangement which I announc ed yesterday mass was then celebrated the Bishop of Nottingham o- frgas deacon and subdeacon When it was terminated Princess Ena kissed the rings of the episcopal nitaries and received from the hands of the Bishop of Nottingham the gifts from the Pope which included a gold en crucifix a jeweled portrait medal lion and an autograph letter s Holiness also sent his apostolic benediction and a plenary Indulgence- S The marriage of King Alfonso of Spain to Princess Ena of the English royal family is of general national and religious interest but only of the re llgious aspect will I here speak Church and State being united in Spain Alfonso must be a Catholic to be King and his wife must be a Cath elictobe ueen uy tne way Aironso f7 ls given to making fun of holy relics p and otherwise speaking out he dont seem to be so very much of a Catho licPrincess Ena who was willing to forswear her own faith for a crown goodrprobability is that dogma is not very much to either of them for the church is chiefly used to prop up autocracy and kingly power Crown and cross king and priest must stand together or both must fall to the ground As long as one of these enemies of mankind dominate the other will be found at his side Consequently it is only a light and I never a serious or respsonsible thing for a woman to forswear her faith in order to become a queen It is a part of European politics and the church Is as great a political quantity as the t I most desire calling attention to in this ceremony Is the nature of the oath taken by the princess She was required to say With a sincere heart and with unfeigned faith de test and abjure every error heresy and sect opposed to the said Catholic Apostolic and Roman Church know Ing that no one can be saved without that faith which Is the Holy Catho ft lie The above the Princess Ena parrot like repeated beside swearing to the lie that she grieved that she had greatly erred Inasmuch as she had held and believed doctrines opposed to Catholic teaching But a little thing like this mattered not to her in view that by It she would be made a queen The Important part of the whole proceedings was that part of the oath which she took in which she was made to declare that she detested ery error heresy and sect opposed to Catholoclsm all of which reveals the latent hate of the Catholic church for all differing religions and beliefs For be It understood this oath was pre pared In Rome by the Pope himself It reveals the secret uncompro mising hate for all other religions and no matter how serene Catholoc Ism appears on the surface the old fires of the Inkuisitlon still glow within its heart On the other hand it Is but fair to say that other sects look askance as well at Catholoclsm None of them trust each other very far which reveals to us Freethinkers how pleasantly brethren of tho faith dwell together in unity The Catholic teaching that salva tion Is to be acquired only through Romanism is an Infinite conceit but hardly less brazen than the Protes tant claim that all must believe in Jesus Christ to be saved What spectacular asses all these warring sects make of themselves as they each claiming to hold the keys of heaven pompously strut and par ade before mankind with the vicious scowl of hate for each other stamped upon their fanatical faces JBW What Is Death What Is Death Did some one ask Who dares to undertake the task Of answering that question The migh tiest of all Dispel all doubt we plead we call Does he exist who has seen death And after that on earth drew breath No answer comes all must admit That death remains a mystery yet That facts are facts all understand And facts we seek all through the land Facts change beliefs theres no chan ging facts Despite our religion our creed or acts Who knows what death is And speak sincere Como Let your answer be true and clear Must we not to the reasoning keep That death Is an endless dreamless sleep When the grim reaper comes and makes his call Response must be niade by one and all No matter what parts In life we have played We go when deaths hand upon us is laid- Uncertain unknowing we ever must be Of a life beyond that great unexplored- sea None yet returning no tongue can tell What lies beyond be It heaven or hell O L ROTHWELL Troy Penn WOMEN DEMAND THEIR RIGHTS The Light of Mental Freedom Dawn Ing In Darkest Russia Women ScKs tltlontlnrWhit Cz f ir Liberty and Political Representa tion Owing to the censorship of the press we get only glimpses of the peaIple have gotten a taste for the first time of the relish of revolt and that they are Imbued with the spirit of or ganization there con be no doubt Let them once say their say let them breathe one pure breath of the free dom of speech and the seed of liberty will sprout and grow and never die Nothing so contagious as the enthus iasm awakened by the clarion call of Russian people will have to wade through rivers of blood They will repeatedly advance and repeatedly suffer defeat The price of all freedom has ever been sacrifice suffering and death but the soul of freedom Is imbued with the spirit of a deter mination which will know naught else but victory- I have prophesied that within the next twentyfive years Russia will be the leading Freethought country of the world I am now surer of this since reading the following Associat ed Press dispatch in which even the women of a remote part of the em pire are revolting and petitioning for redress of grievances This petition ought to touch to pity a heart of adamant and arouse a worldwide sympathy Those who would be free must strike the first blow and when the women of Russia thus coine to the front the heart of civilization will be with them and ultimate victory is in sight The Dispatch Czar Nicholas the other day receiv ed a most remarkable document which shows how deeply rooted is the dlsssatlsfaction with the present re gime It is a petition from the present women of the village of Nlkols lcaje in the government of Warquesch in which they ask to bo granted equal rights with men For generations the women of the peasant class the petition says have lived without having any rights whatever From birth to death they have been and are subject to the will of fathers grandafthers husbands and not even considered human beings but simply beasts of burden We demand to oe taught to read and write we demand that our daughters be given the same facilities for learning as our sons Wo will no longer be forced into marriages we demand to be given land to cultivate that we may be independent and ablo to earn our living We know that we are ignopt deptbearound us and we demand thdW Duomrelonehis eyes when he reads the cfcit ous words Times have indeed than cd In Russia and we may yet live o see the Russian people show the n i tions of the world the way to tn Russia has been a Christi n nation for 1700 years J B W ANGRY FATHER HUNTS PRIES Reverend Brute Goes Astray Wh Extolling Jesus as an e for Men Would Not Have Knovln Goodness and Virtue Without It Father Knlpper a man of God a id of the Holy Roman Catholic Church as the name implies is a fuglti from justice This holy man who to tit Christ for an example and who w s given to saying let little chlldfen come unto me and forbid them dot abused four little girls of his Pack and when it was found out he fieto Plrentspeculiarly ill and innocently told lier mother of the actions of Father Ian p per and Implicating also three otl er little girls News of the crime si it tered widely and on the priest lea lug that it was out and the father of one was after him to kill him and a mob forming to hang him he and at once came to Cincinnati gol ig immediately to the Archbishop of t ie diocese for If there other that lend all its protectionIthe crimes With any law may instances the church parades itselllas the upholder of the law But In a case of murder like of Agatha Relchlln at Lorain Oiho two years ago by a drunken llceit tlous brute of a priest the churchlt once sets Its political wires to wtflA to shield the sacred criminal and ll was never punished in the least rr irfi Trrir grabplayG- ilmartin a poor Irish girl who as shot down in cold blood on the stre its of Cincinnati a few years ago by other licentious brute of a priest ho had ruined her when a child W en she grew older and realized he r la tlons with the priest she fled tohis country to escape him Ho folio ed her and when she refused long Id be criminal with him he ahot her down on the street and kicked her dead body He was apprehended an dsent t on Insane asylum and after talk had led out in a year or so he was perml ted to Father Knlpper gul ty of a heinous crime No one knows where he is Somehow the de ec tines cant find him They can nd anyone else guilty of crime no c at ter how small but they cant find his saintly corrupter of Innocence T bey never will find him If a poor ne grd had done anything so bad he we uld have been caught and strung ur in two days The Catholic church poses as the supreme sponsor of morality yet bends over effort to shield Its rous teachers from the punishment retreats nunerles and monast ties wasandcret places which the sharpest yes could not discover To It the priest is above and superior to the awv and the hold that this superstition of edi laval ages has upon American po tics may be reckoned by its ablllt to shield Its corrupt priesthood om punishment for their crimes- If all the cases like this of Fmher Knipper came to light It would i ppall society It la safe to say that not one in a thousand come to light What are we to think too the law when It permits the esc e of such criminals Is it any aider men are ceasing to have reap t for government Is it any wood that a general contempt prevails for those Interested with authority In another column insert i edi torial from the Cincinnati Post ouch lug on this very subject of the r nation of law to the people which all hould read Here are three instan es of Holy Men who accepted st as their example Again I ask wb t was the use for God to have sent an exam plo if it Is not followed any better than its followers follow It J 1 W We have a complete Mb Department and are prepare torfo firstclass work at reasupAile prices Send us your ne n order Satisfaction guaranteed 153 W Short St Lexington Ky I t DAMNABLE DECISION a Licensed Oppression Authorized by Chicago Judiciary While Guilty Of Thrift the Forty Thieves Held To be Immune From Punishment r From Cincinnati Post Sometimes the nonlegal person arises to aslt What Is law anyhow Some of its advocates say that law is congealed commonsense Then along conies an expounder of law in the person of a United States Judge who dips into tho muddy streams of preju dice privilege and licensed oppression and dishes up a brew in the shape of a decision which makes ordinary men opine that law may be on occasion a piece of criminal Idiocy in concentrat ed form Today we contemplate the decision of a learned Chicago Judge who says In effect that if a man steals he is guilty of theft but If all the Forty Thieves do but band themselves together Into a corporation under the law and do steal wholesale that each one of the larcenous forty is individually immune from punishment and only the shadowy collective entity of them alltho straw corporate body which the law has made can be visit ed with pains and penalties Here gentlemen says the profes sor of legal legerdemain are forty eggs You may Imagine that they compose an omjlette and that the omelette may be beaten but gentle men do note in beating the omelette break a single one of the eggs Beautiful Now you see it and now you dont It appeals to the mind as strongly as the classic conundrum Why is a mouse when it spins We see the majesty of the law In cap and bells smirking over the joke that is played on us Why it is enough to make every steer In the Chicago Stockyards laugh himself to ueath But gentlemen of the bench do not for your sake and our own carry the Joke too far You tie our hands and tell us that we cannot punish our des poilers But we know in our hearts that your decisions are only dry parch ment depending for their validity up on tho good faith of all of us You lords of beef and oil with your high lypaid counsel and your subservient judiciary do not go too far in teach ing defiance and prostitution of law rris a game that two can play Today- e the common people are the true onservatives the true upholders of he legal structure You who preach aw and practise lawlessness are bet piljnwn tiy ypnr r1t1a thin yjlli words Despite your denial we know wo CAN punish our despoilers and as day by day you show us how law breaking may be both easy and suc cessful the patient people grow a lit the less patient respect for law Is sapped at its foundations until It should bo apparent even to you An yourlrepowder mill Law to be respected must be an ex pression of our sense of justice When you divorce law from justice you put In Jeopardy our entire legal system The law Is OUR law The courts are OUR courts Tho ultimate source of GAL TEN BLADE legal authority is with us Higher even than the Supreme Court is the high court of the people To certain courts and Judges we have delegated our legal authority but what has been delegated may be recalled You gen tlemen who profess such reverence for the forms of law and show such con tempt for Its substance should know that you are Imperiling more than your own Interests You Imperil the good order and wellbeing of the State LECTURE BY DR WILSON Dr Wilson will lecture before the Economic Club at the Vine Street Con gregational church Cincinnati on the evening of Thursday April 12th Subject The Human Stomach and Its Relations to the Economic Condl tions Since the church offers an open forum to Liberals It Is to be hoped that a good attendance will be on hand Dr Wilson promises to handle this unique subject In novel and vigorous manner METHODS The Organization into a Political Body YEN CHAB L the of and prep in courts and legislative 2 all encroachments of clctiuticion upon the State uniting with and aaditln and or un justly for religious and political or i the corrupt Legislationbythrough the Initiative fladvocating rights and justice to all otherand all poeticaland libertyta secular and free eat rest THE DEVIL IN LITERATURE With all nations and peoples in all ages and climes idea of a personal devil as the author of evil has existed currently with the idea of a personal god as the author of all good Mythology and even the present day Christian belief will urge that of the two the author of all good is by far theistronger and most powerful and that after an eternity almost of battle the good will triumph over the bad and then and not till then will heaven reign supreme- It is not our present purpose to delve into the subject of how the idea of either God or devil originated which took place somewhere in Asia but to take up the idea of the per sonal devil as exemplified in literature and to show that with each succeeding age the devil improved in education civiliza tion and manners until it were an injustice to call him evil If we take the Biblical account of this peculiar creation he will be found the only really truthful and respectable character in the book Nowhere in socalled Holy Writ can it be shown that the devil ever told a lie perpetrated injury upon any person or committed any crime With nothing but the Bible for a guide we are presented with a personality that should command admiration and atten tion Starting into the game with a cash capital of only one snake he won our first parents and has got a good hold on their progeny of the present age lIe has made a remarkable success in his chosen profession which is more titan the Deity of the Christian religion can truthfully claim The devil or Satan was once regarded as a real living personality whose unbending mission was to playhavoc with the sons and daughters of men Sometimes he has been rep resented as a goat as a horned beast then again as having the form of a man wearing a tail protruding horns with cloven feet breath emitting fire and flame whose pastime consisted in the rattling of chains and uttering groans and curses It may be the picture was intended to affright the souls of men and doubtless it was for this purpose that the devil was invented As time passed on he began to show some improvement and popular opinion coneernin him underwent a corresponding change 1nuthorwas came up and tempted him to go running after some young girls himIthat St Dunstab becoming angered at this emissary of took up his redhot pincers and grabbed Satan by the nose if which made him bellow like an enraged bull the cry beingtheard for miles Nor is this all for me are told that sturdy old reformer Martin Luther the father of the Protestant reforma tion also had a personal meeting with the Evil one The story i goes that Luther was in his lonesome cell in the Guttembur prison working upon a translation of the Bible The djffl quently entered hisjcell and touching him on the elbow so to dissuade him from his work Luther is said to have piM up the glass inkstand he was using and hurled it with grt violence at the devils head Of course Luther missed tt devil but the inkstand struck the wall with such force that it was shattered into fragments and the ink left a stain Upon tho masonry Visitors to this old prison even today are shoWIj the ink stains on the wall or what they arc triHitaAn t nr itnim as proof that Luther fought they devil in t nllng tWti dtint0 ofifllontiro rri hat hta made a wonderful rapid progress In Paradise Lost Lucifer proudhaughtyHe is made the leaner of a mighty ariny of evil spirits and theIcharacter one of which men can be proud as por traying presente1is in his makeup which never says die 1 but always fight for what he deemed to be his rights philosopherMephistophelesation sympathy ajid respect with but little of the real devil about him lIe strikes an unfair bargain it is true but the other fellow went into it with his eyes wide open The Spirit of Evil practices no deception upon him but very frankly told him what he must expect in case he entered into the compact The modern drama however would cheat the Devil out of what is due him for it permits Faust to escape through the ministra tionsand the sacrifice made by hisparamourlIf we would enjoy a little rich philosophy let us tarry awhile with Goethe In the prologue to the book the author takes Mephistopheles into heaven and in tho presence of God his ene 1 my The idea is held out that bands of angels are about the throne and that the two opposites met on apparently friendly terms God is made to inquire of his visitor how he finds the people on the earth The answer is both caustic andcutting for he replied AIenThat I can hardly find it in my heart to tease em One solid slug of truth is put into the mouth of Mephisto pheles for he is made to whisper into the ear of Faust Fool thou canst not measure the depth ofIL mans re ligion by the length of his face on Sunday Reaching Byron we find the devil leas mule still further progress but he is again pictured as a spirit rather than a man Lucifer as painted by the great English poet is a characteri 1phictiHnperior 4Buthe receives from all but ft IiiItIIfme And test the rest of his celestial hoons To you and Yours If only good come from him so call him If he do ye evil do not call it mine Thus from period to period the devil has manifested a constant improvement until today there is not a society liuly in the lund who would object to treading a measure with him in masquerade on the waxed floor of a modern ball room I