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Digital page images are linked to the text file. r vrIh J t BLUE GRASS BLADEA T1nrJrn rich and Asulatid ScpO East IiIldo WE AIM TO CUT DOWN ERROR AND ESTA BLISH TRUTH VOLUME XV NUMBER 10LEXiNGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY JUNE 10 1906 PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE z 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 Terms160 per year in advance foreign sub scription 150 per year Five new subscribers sent for one year for 250 Send your subscription by registered letter post office or express money order New York draft k and if personal checks are sent add collection charges as local banks charge for collecting same Make all money orders drafts checks etc paya ble to James E Hughes Lexington Ky When youchange your address advise this office giving your old as well as the new address c When you send your subscription say whether you T are a new or old subscriber expiratiokn K serve as a as e g date changes as soon as the subscriber pays Ir Subscriptions to the Blade are not discontinued at expiration unless so ordered by the subscriber r T hcourts in vsiriablyliold n subaeribernesppn sible to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers received until the paper is 3for in full and up to date and ordered discan tinued Ift Office of Publication is located at 153 W Short St t Lexington Kentucky tEntered at the post office at Lexington Kentucky as Second Class Mail Matter Address all communication to Blue Grass Blade i P 0 Box 393 Lexington Kentucky ++ + I11I III II + 11111 + ++ rs t t + JfJ rif i EDITORIAL I U ++ FI 11 ti F9 t24+ CUsefulness is success r r r r rdJiTruth rests upon science not in revelation r r r r r Policy and expediency arc the distinguishing traits of modern Christianity r r r r r The tendency of scientific research is to strengthen Freethought by making more manifest the trut- a it abundantly mlvocnteHir r r r r Speaking of woman suffrage the Blade rises to remark that taxation without representation is all wrong whether the object of the mulct wearin breeches or bloomers r r r r r The great world is heart hungry for real knowledge and priests who assume to know all eoncernI ing socallcd divine plans still insist upon forcing an assent to belief in musty miracles that are con addictions of every physical fact in the universe r a r r r From the dust and glare of the noon of life me tcast regretful glances back at the roseate morn an as evening grows apace the shadows reach ever fu timer and further back until they link the crud with the grave then all becomes dark and this is what we call life It is but as a swallows flight across a lighted room compared with the mighty strands of time r r r r r The less attention paid to the creeds by a modern minister the less dogmatism he indulges in the more popular he becomes and the more eagerly do the people flock to hear him The world does not care to listen to prosy pastorals on foreordination and predestination or tJic terrors of Tartarus be cause that great monitor human reason reject such cruel creeds and the sooner the churchIThis is an age of fads as well as an age of pro press Science especially medical science is strik t t f fiilt ing in every direction Nothing is free from its invasion Medical authority declares that disease and death lurks in the luscious kisses of the sweet est maiden and it has now attacked our breakfast food by asserting that it is a prolific cause of heart failure The Blade might bo inclined to accept the latter theorem unless it bo that most men are tre mcnduously canmored of their wives or have a sensitive horror of the divorce mills r r r r r It is one of the fundamentals of economic truth that when the working classes are fairly able to live well they are h conservative and patriotic and constitute the chief strength of the state But when they must toil as they may save as they can yet find their condition becoming ever more and more desperate when they find that the wealth they alone create by their labor is taken from them with which to enrich another they either become totally degenerate or grow dissatisfied and dangerous American labor is now at the crossroads Which way will it follow f r o mSome preachers actually relish hell to such a de give that their sermons smell of sulphur It is not fiendishI1 why continue to preach it Such morals and religious degenerates should really he ashamed to look an honest man in the face Of course time majority of the blackcoated harlequins do not believe that the religious balance is on the proper page but they care never a whit for the happiness of mankind so long as they can boost money in their purse and a square meal concealed under their shirt bosoms a r BRAVO ADMIRAL BOB Fighting Bob Evans lid not run a blockade upon the little and saintly village Provincctown Mass and lay its morals waste For this gracious act St Peter hath writ his name down in large charac jers upon the heavenly register of deeds committed und omitted on this mundane sphere Curved balls and highballs arc obnoxious to the bout caters and manufacturers of codfish balls and they would have none of that business in their bailiwick It appears that the Evangelist Alliance of Boston notorious for beaus and blood demanded the cial gore of Admiral Robley D Evans and trained their thirteeninch guns of holy wrath and pious horror full and clear upon him Word had gone forth that the sailors and men of his fleet were act dally going to play bull on board the JMnssachu setts on the first Jay of the week erroneously call ed the Lords Day and immediately the Evange religioushystericsof God resolutcd and whereased against the ad miral denouncing him and his men for manifesting us they declared II a disregard of the civic and religious sentiment of the people of Mussuchu setts a disregard which righteous loving people must sincerely regret But Bob answered with a volley they did not understand and could not ap preciate In a personal letter to the secretary o the Alliance he denied the rumor and upbraided them for not investigating before taking such an iintowurdiiction in the premises In other words the Alliance went out at halfcock and naturally missed fire but got in return n stinging rebuke which hit them where the chicken gets the axe Religious cant and hypocrisy are always bad enough at any stage and under anycircumstances It awns particularly illtimed with the Bostonians when voiced by a meeting sitting simultaneously with u Grand Jury that lids fair to indict onehalf of the members of the Legislature of the old canIrintegrity and moral acter of n high federal officer without warrant an upon hearsay testimony is going just a little far goinits place is always a desirable privilege and must never be abridged in this country but there should be reason in all things Admiral Evans was nigh when he said that the least the Evanglicals could iuvestigmtg professing off There are other persons foolish enough to aeprivdwouldtoChristian creed Vain fools They arc fighting a shadow Recent spasmodic attempts at legal enforcement of Sabbath observance have only reacted on the reactionaries Ere long the sanctified cru sade will fall of its own weight and sink of its own rottenness Only a few weeks ago as the Blade was informed a part of boys were arrested for playing lull on Sunday in it small but sanctified Ohio town They were all dismissed the game went on and lots been repeated every Sunday since that day with the result that the gate receipts have adisIf there is a God which we seriously question h a could not find cause for serious offense by seeing children happy on Sunday Let the good fight con tin eIhere may be ups and downs a few defeats Jti ii tr whet may retard progress for n season but the general tendency is upward and onward and in the course ofn few years the sanctified howlers will he put down and out r r r r r CANTING HYPOCRISY The sanctified parsimonious hypocrites of the city of Baltimore in the State of Maryland United States of America are the very Thersitae of mod ern times Although one half of its population is paying financial and spiritual tribute to a dago po tcutate sitting in authority at Rome they have re fused to Maxim Gorky the Russian revolutionary advocate the right and privilege of speaking in a public hall in that city and denied him the right to engage in the collection of funds for the revolu buzIzards and moral hyenas Baltimore has clearly outstripped Caliban and Tcrmagent resorting to the tactics of Sydney Williams who unable to answer the late Col lugersoll with argument took to cowardly and lying calumnies And on what grounds forsooth do the people of Catholic Baltimore undertake to deny Gorky the right to prosecute his cause It is forsooth cause they declare it to be contrary to their written law to permit the collection of funds to aid in the authorityFudgeRomish priest for the support of the Vatican whether it bo Peters Pence or any other contri powerthatthorny of the United States and the City of Balti more is noted for its catholicity The Blade does not entertain that notion peculiar PopeIm8 policethe machine but it does declare that Baltimore has tappedforcitizenship stands in the way of political freedom republicoppressed can deny the mere privilege of sending material assistance to a struggling people in a land of governmental tyranny and brutality Why time very city of Baltimore has been the storm center of innumerable plots against the Rritish frnvnrnniaoA 111lcld sTJ t Ui7IilJ inade funds collected and personal agents dis putintosimplybecnttsesorts that it was because they were Irishmen andI the latter are mostly Catholic In any event timek Catholic is allpowerful in Baltimore even as licism controls Russia Ecclesiastical authority very naturally entertains a fellowfeeling for politi cal authority and when the latter is combined with Catholicism Baltimore ecclesiastics cart be re corfsuccess Russian revolutionary movement Rome feels its own slipping and in thus trying to save a boonrower in the production of human misery its own tenure is prolonged to that extent In previous issues the Blade has condemned the by1laximwork are totally different matters The Blade firm ly Believes that he has injured his cause by his con duct so far American aid is concerned but it can not and does not approve the action of the Balti itteau constitution under the sanction of federal stat thedas Dagoholinessbetter recognized right to prosecute his labors than the Catholic clergy to prosecute theirs Gor 1icy is an apostle of political freedom the priests Gorkyholdsdour bu the priest holds a chain in their hands be libertySiTHE WOMAN IN THE CASE When a crime has been committed in France and countrytheing first look for the woman in the case In trying to size up the political situation in Russia the status mind power of the Douma the exI libertrinincut it would have been well had the savants and eyesfixedStrange is it not that of all nations on earth Russia should prove to be the one of all others wherein woman is to get and enjoy political free dour a freedom for which her more enlightened and better educated sisters in this country anet in Eu rope have been battling laboring for years f It is soI frequently that unexpected happens in a twist Cd world of complicated interests that we perhaps to marvel that the dawn of universal suf frugcthe real genuine article with no reserva t f r tions as to sex should first be descried in that nighted lund of social and political disorder What t t w prophethoago might easily be guessed Yet here we are in the cuddle of the sixth year of time twentieth century reading in the dispatches from St Petersburg that among all the demands made by the Douma upon grantcdinfrage Does it not seem like a cruel irony of fate that among all the workers and laborers in the tedious struggle for the enfranchisement of women who utter a life time of work and worry suffering null privation all a ready sacrifice for the cause Susan B Anthony should have been taken away just as ilthe new morn of womans liberty was breaking l f 1 et it was not the Miss Anthonys of the world outside I of Russia and probably not those within the empirethat hud much to do with the adoption of SIleeruccossityund the Douma Another factor in its adoption- was that stern necessity from the standpoint of the government whose only safety lay in granting fhenewWomans triumph has come and it has come front a quarter whence it had it been least expected The civilized world may now soon be able to judge of merits of manhoodand womanhood suffrage with such a wide field for its operationKIn making thisconcession the Russian govern ment has set uu example to all notions of the world Strange as it may seem the cause of woman suf frage in America has suffered so much at the hands of women themselves 100 little support and too attention was given to the movement For most part a large number of American societyIwomen study too much concerning what they shall put on their heads instead of what they ought to put into them Another class appeared to relish babies rather than ballots leaving her husband and a crop of sous to fight her political battles for them As a matter of fact there are thousands of women today who would oppose any law conferring electivefranchiseupon an equality with man would be degradation rutlr 11pa iiS1wing rtuncourse women believing that way ImcJfflBljSJSPWieving that they have the brute man a corner are con A strained to let well enough alone suffragedid ost men go through life thinking they actuallyInow women they are scaly and mysteriously fooled The Blmle is willing to give woman any thing she Ivan especially when she asks for it r Experiencehasshell be surqojget it in the long run and the gander who foolishlystands in the way will soon feel like he tn a South American revo lotion r r r r r smlfxrs CAUSE AND CUREIVwSin and crime the same yet notJsynonyms the rat triumvirate of hells unclean hierarchy Howfmouy treasured years have been wasted by to delve into the socalled mys teries of origijjnHin and closing the eyes to that sin which i und us and about us The Chris tian may haYoftgdmc fanciful antidote to soothe the pangs of Hiiy conscience a Jesus paid it all policy but Freethinker sin becomes a living reality dens tiffg attention Ambition rice Jealousy and Passion de mans all thajrtive deluged the world with blood and tears are l the principal features in the Christian olijrarchy and priest and layman arc afflicted witJii3ct same disease the same curse When the ortMflpx Ohristian stands confronted by the the world what answer rim he make He mhpiy points to the clouds mumbles something o od that is supposed to be refers to him as lHqfiiwine creator of all things who gave to nia s wfree will and beset lira with good and evil mixl nd unmixed just to try him and see what tlnimmaterial he is made of Then follows the liriacified bill of indemnity plan atoning for sin iTy foxy casting the burden of lifes ills updn tlveMhpulders of one who was said tobe without sin cther words a punishing of the in y nocent for tliojuilty in order to appease the wrath ofu od It is rccor ictbat when but a childof eight years of age j Paine the soldierauthor of AmerMi reolutiou rebelled against the theo notsunderstand wr FJQocl should be compelled to kill his Dawn son vVpther words if he could not have avenged liunself in some other wily This very thought indqcGfti him to write in his later years that i1I11l1ot entence II Any systenof religion that shocks the mind of a child c t be a true system Does the Christian religion shock the mind Yea of bo llIllllren nn J1f What You dont believe tConttiine on page four first colum- ALL GODS AREJMADE BY MAN r Picture of the Deity as Reflected by Many Minds Must Naturally Re veal Different Gods They are as l We Make Them An honest man Is tlio noblest work of rodPope An honest God Is tho noblest work ot in a halfJesting 7Vmanncr tho challenge to Pope made by the Immortal Ingersoll contains Jo more real solid truth than figurative poetry The fact Is that God Is just what man makes him Every nation every Individual has its peculiar no i tions of God Every man who actual ly believes in God sees that God re flected in his own image One of the best and wittiest articles on this sub ject appeared in a recent issue of the Little Devil a monthly magazine pub lished at Los Angeles which being appropos to this subject is here repro dnced In full srr A church recently got separated from its corner stones in a Kansas clone They found the pulpit down In vfan Handle of Texas and a barrel of Brmons which the preacher had stor edXIn tho belfry for emergency use was scattered al the way from Kala mazoJA to Kingdom Come while a few j capias of The Little Devil which had been used as text books in tho Bible ClasJ were dropped In Saltaire Me the Congregation having reas f sem led in the village got together and gassed several solemn resolutions the preamble the whole thus per using It having pleased God to de worshipiThis incident coupled with the cur iosity of a fellow who admits rest dence in Milwaukee leads me to wrap t a lino of talk which I forewarn jallis for the exclusive perusal of the responsiblef and get burnt if please nurse your complaints In pri vate The man frorm Milwaukee desires to know my conception of God I do i not mind displaying a few ratiocina tions of a purely negative character E for the delectation of the already r damned And one of these Is a thor ough disbelief in the sort of rod charged by the militant members of the Kansas church with the destruc tion of their house of worship I am ready to confess that the existence of a barrel of ord ry sermons in ono piovogavtor aforo- vert an maiJifaJlou of omnipotent wrath But still I do not quite believe God had a durned thing to do with the abating of this nuisance however I much the work of the cyclone may have pleased Him The resolutions however ascribe to the Infinite a malicious mischief which if indulged In by a recalcitrant backslider would have caused his ap pearance In a police court and thirty days in jail Thus it may be deduced that in that particular church the con caption of God is that of a destroyer whose malignant recklessness mounts j the cyclone and proceeds to raise hell Now I do not subscribe to the capital k stock of this slander f Every once in a while when the 4 forces of nature acting upon laws elIloresrof a rosesuch for instance as the Galveston flood or the New Orleans epidemic of yellow fever there are those moral cowards who instantly assemble to accuse Godto rid them selves of persiflage in prayers and rev solutions the burden of which are Help us to bear this thy visitation Now I am one who pretends to a conception of a God in whose Infinite there is neither the power nor the dls position to premeditate nmjrdor or make malicious mischief God may count the fall of sparrows and catalogue the hirsute paucity ot the baldheaded or utilize a few mo ments to prevent a duplication in the case of those who wear wigs but I do I not believe that time hangs so heavy on His hands that He breaks up resul rtant ennui by busting Kansas cyclones as a cowboy busts bronchos a There Is no study more interesting iithan mans conception of God And will note that as the human race has become better so have the Gods to which it kneels You have been told perhaps by ag nostic individuals that there is no God But that is a mental illusion in which the fellow who perpetrates otakes no stock Every man has a God and worships it And when you get a bead on what a fellow kneels to you have an easy task In identifying his conception of God We look with derisive humor upon tho wooden gods of tho ancientsthe golden calves and totem poles of sup erstitious peoples But look about you today and you will find pulseless gods to whom civilized men pay their devoirs quite as blindly as they did of old when they whittled out a new one to suit a new desire Mr Rockefellers conception of God a can of kerosene Mrs Astor be Moves God is an English duke while Senator Tom Platt believes that God belongs to the Republican party ana is an Express agent- I have no doubt but that Paul Mor ton thinks God is a lifo insurance fund It is also evident that this man Corey thinks an erroneous belief exists as to the gender of the Almighty which ho considers feminine and that God is no other than a licentious demi monde like Babel Gilman Yerkesj doubtless disagreed with the Corey opinion and believed God was of neu ter gendera eunuch in charge of a haremIf could peep into the boudoir of Mrs Hotty Green about bed time some night and observe that womans devoirs we should probably find her praying to her pocket book My conception of God docs not con template the Deity in tho attitude of an adjuster of claims nor a commis sary clerk- Those who think that Ho Is taking part In the outrages over in Russia evidently think otherwise while preachers who ask Him to give grace to this man and restore the health to another to provide bread for the Idle and clothes for tho lazy rain for this locality and sunbeams for Seattle no doubt believe that God is the pro prietor of a racket store carrying in stool everything from regeneration for a natural born rascal to sure cures for consumption anything from a kind message to a Corless Engine I have no doubt but a Phylarch like Mr Morgan with a lot of plunder to store from the public love to contemplate God as a tarpaulin and pay their pas tors handsomely for blanket prayers I care not how frenzied our fluency nor how profuse our adultations God Is that which we worship not on bended knees nor in hysterical prayers but In the deeds of the passing days in the work of our hands and heads in the good we do from sunup to sundown The temples of worship are not your gorgeous structures raised In gaud and splendor to mock the poverty of passersby they are not where tall spires commemorate the vanities of men They are not under the gilded domes where Sunday piety merely acv centuates weekday peccability where hucksters of morality paw none day of prayer for six of panderism and plun der It is under the low fiat roofs or In the broad fields where we work in the offices and factories behind the counter and at the desk where God is worshipped or spurned lire worship in giving and asking no 9rIP o lit e civic Jecen in doing that whh wo know is on the dead level in our relation to one another And If we do not this though we pray God stuffs tow in His cars wo remain pagans forever And dont imagine that God is too busy making calculations on tho an nual sparrow fall or the crop of hair to take note Ladles and gentlemen God Is the good within us Hell Is the bad and the only devils you need to fear are those within you If your life is one of passlmony you are making rents in our con cicnco to accumulate the gold that glitters you are kneeling to a golden calf just as much as that which they worshipped in Babylonia when they built a fiery furnace for the three infi dels who would not bow down before It If you are a drunken trifling troon you are worshipping a God quite as ridiculous as the cats and dogs of the old Egyptians And he that lives on the dead square whether he buries his face in the dust before priest or parson whether he warms a front pew or joins In the nasal resonance of the long metre doxology worships the only truo and living God DEBS WRITES ON MAXIM GORKY Extends the Fraternal Welcome to the Russian Proletariat and Ex plains the Domestic Arrangement Of the Family Stinging Satire Upon Modern Society By EUGENE V DELIS With open arms and hearts attuned- to love and greeting wo of the proletariat welcome Maxim Gorky and his wife to these shores We know them and we love and hon r them They come to us as International revolutionists comrades in the mon cause and Ill bidding them wlI come these brave spirits and un querable souls who have suffered all tho tortures and terrors of Russian despotism it is with mingled pride and joy that is marred only by the tact that the Indignities to which they will be subjected by the bourgeois ruleI ing In tree America will be marIbridal and shocking If possible those they have just escaped in their J own native czarcursed wretched landMaxim Gorkys career Is as painful and pathetic with privation and suf fering as it is luminous with brilliant and extraordinary achievement Child of tho social abyss ho has climbed to the very heights of fame and his genius triumphant commands the horn age of a world But through all the wondrous changes of his life his heart has remained In the social depths and continues to beat warm and true to Les Miscrablcs of all the earth Chrlstliko Is his love for tho low ly and despised and his sacrifice of self and Christlike his persecution by the heartless pharisees Had Gorky been an Intellectual pros titute he would be the social lion of the hour especially here In tho United States and every door of the Upper class would swing in ward at his touch But through all the fiery ordeals that have fallen to his lot he has preserved Inviolate his mental and moral integrity he has fought bravely and unflinchingly the battles of the opressed and heavy laden of the earth Bold and Intrepid champion of social justlco and passionate lover of free dom the ruling class to whom ho has never crooked the knee must find 3wnu excuse to pour their garbage up on his head and so they arch hypocrites that they are affect to feel shocked at some Irregularity alleged to have been discovered in his domes tic relations and now raise the cry that he is unclean Ye gods From the prurient plutocracy this Is the very quintessence of sarcasm and on the stake it would win Immortality The real trouble with Gorky Is that he is not some syphilitic duke and that hs wife is not some leprous coun tess In that event our porkchop bourgeoisie would break their lllyv white necks climbing over each other to grovel at their feet and bask in tho pollution of their diseased presence and their artificial smiles No wonder their refined sensibili ties are shocked by the advent of genius healthy moral and sane in full possession of all the virtues nobility of soul loftiness of mind and pur ity of heart no wonder they bar the doors of their harems and hostelries and drew the blinds in dread and fear of a frresrh and purifying breath of moral atmosphere Czar Nicholas the ruler of all the Russians has a legal wife but act ually lives with his mistress and domi ciled In the royal palace All the world knows It but the czar has lost no caste with the ruling classes on that tt radLto laud jm Ngy itfwou d by the personal representatives of President RooseVelt the White House would be made brilliant for his reception and the elite of the nation would fall on their faces to serve as tho footmats of the royal parasite in his triumph ant march through the Land of Free domITho society of the bourgeoisie is a devilish curious contrivance The product of vulgar and debasing ex ploitation it is essentially immortal and corrupt and its ethical sense if not totally destroyed is shockingly perverted Gorky and his wife must not take its repulsiveness to heart The malady it is suffering from is a loathsome one and is sure to have a fatal termination Like ant oflhcjr mental moral and physical deformity It is entitled to pity rather than con comes to domestic relations the Gorkys ought to be provided with the transcript of a critical analysis of some of our upper of uppers the Four Hundred and their satellites Whew talk about community of wives Little wonder that they are sensitive and easily jarred they and their cheap imitators have got to divert suspicion from themselvesIf and his wife had paid some bleareyed pustico of the peace two bits for a tobaccostained permit their domestic relations would bo stainless and sacred and not a whisper would be heard upon that point but some other miserable pretext would be trumped up by the scaven gers of the ruling class to spew their vomit upon their apostles of freedom these heralds of the brighter day Welcome thrice welcome Comrades Gorky We greet you with the love of rades and this love is made all the stronger by the vulgar hate of the ruling class which you have Incurred by your fidelity and devotion to the cause of the proletariat in the great struggle for freedom The message of affection and good cheer sent by you to our kidnapped and tortured comrades In Idaho is one of the noblest acts of your noble and unselfish life and from end to end of the land tho proletariat join in hearty acclaim WELCOME TO OUR COMRADES CORKY Help the Blue Grass Blade paying up your own subscription and sending us a few new subscribers It seems to us that we deserve hotter support than we get 1 fi IIA SINGLE TAX ON LAND VALUES An Exposition and Defense of The Theories Advanced by Henry George on Economic Reform By DR J C BARNES Tho heavens even tho heavens are the Lords But the earth hath He giv en to the children of menPsalms 116 16 Moreover tho profit of the earth Is for allEccles The land shall not bo sold forever for tho land is mine for ye are strangers and sojourners with meLev 25 are many truths In tho bible and among them are the passages above quoted for the especial benefit of those who profess to believe all tho bible teaches but who dissent from the obvious teaching of the above scriptures There are some persons for whom this article Is more especialy written who by their ac lions deny that the Lord gave the earth to the children of men but they think Ho gave it to a few of the chil dren of men They deny also that the profit of tho earth is for all but for a few who own the earth They also insist that the land shall be sold forever and that it belong to the buy er and not to the Lord They argue as did the southern slave owner that because he paid his money for a ne gro therefore the negro belonged to him forever They forget that might does not make right They forget that the title to land Is peciscly like the title of the slave owner was to the negro If they will trace their title back they will find a large link miss ing in the abstract before they reach the original owner God or Nature They will find that tho first conveyan cers of land were soldiers and the first deed was written with a sword dipped in tears and blood was used as a seal instead of wax and that swords bay onets and clubs were current coins in exchange for the land All men have an intuitional feeling or sentiment which accords with the preamble to the Declaration of Independence which regards a right to life as inalienable and a self evident truthand a right to life implies a right to a place to liveand as man Is a land animal he has a right to land if a right to life If some men have a right to own the land exclusively then It must follow that those who live and own no land must live by suffer ance and not by right The landless nifen is at the mercy of those who own Ur0 land and live only so long as they cart be utilized by the landlord There is a growing sentiment that all men have an equal right to life lib erty and the pursuit of happiness but how to equalize the earth to all that their right to life liberty and the pur suit of happiness may be exercised Is a serious as well as the most impor tant question ever presented to soclo loglsts for solution But happily a man has been raised up In the provi dence of God if ever such a thing oc curred in Nature who in this epoch and cycle of the worlds history has solved the problem Columbus dis covered a continent but It remained for Henry George to discover the earth for all men It had never been discovered in its fullness before Leverrier of France and Adams of England seeing the perturbations of the planets in their orbits sold there must be another plane outside the orbit of Uranus producing he pertur bations and by calculations both men located the cause In a certain point in the heavens and wrote to a great astronomer In Berlin to point his telescope at a certain place in the firma ment and ho would discover a planet never before known to astronomers He did so and within a degree of the point designated ho discovered Nep tune in 1846 About 1877 Henry George seeing the perturbations of the society in the social world with his philosophical mind set to work to find the cause and with his telescopic eye he made the great discovery of this planet the earth for alland that the disturbing cause of all the inequality the inharmony the poverty and consequent crime In society was tho monopoly of land He discovered the remedy and the only remedy for tho perturbations of society His rem edy Is not a political invention but a great discovery A remedy that can bo administered without nauseating the patient without the exercise of force without a drastic weakening of the patientthe body politic Though the evil of landlordism is ten times greater than chattel slavery tho blandness of the remedy for it will contrast beautifully with the dras tic remedy used to abolish slavery The remedy ho proposed Is so Just so reasonable so selfevldently right and will effect so very few to their fin ancial detriment and benefit so very greatly so many others that oven the few will not protest against it His remedy is based on selfevident propositions one of which is What a person produces should belong and not beshort to him that it is his property that it is proper to him and no ono else Not oven the State has a right to take from a man his property What a man produces should belong to him as against tho world What ten men a hundred or a million or ten million persons equally produce should belong equally to al tho producers There Is but one thing In all the world that all the people equally pro duce and that Is land values Therefore land values should be taken for the use of all Land cannot be divided equally to all It would be impracticable Even If it could be today where would be the share of the child born tomorrow or next year If it was divided cording to value tho persons share of the land where the Claypool Hotel stands would be Infinitely smaller than a mans share in Brown County Since land cannot bo apportioned equally to all the values of land can beFor want of a better word to con cisely express the modus operandi of of equalizing the earth to all we pro pose to take the annual value of all land or what Rlchardo and John Stewart Mill term economic rent in lieu of all taxes on property or wealth and we term Is a single tax on land values It should be observed that we would not tax land but land values We would tax a vacant lot tho same as adadjoining improved lot for the two lots would be equally valuable clusive of improvements We would not tax anything that labor produces for it acts as a fine on Industry and it would be taking from a man that which Is his The value of land is produced by all the community and therefore should belong to tho com present system or lack of sys tem of taxation virtually says to a man who accumulates wealth by In dustry or otherwise You shall divide up every spring and fall You have been too industrious You have added wealth to the State and city You must not do that We will fine you for It So it becomes more profitable to hold a lot vacant for a rise In price as people improve around it than to build on or improve it Our present taxation of property or wealth is a premium on vacant lots and idleness ThQ annual value or economic rent of land the value which attaches to land by reason of population or social growth is exactly adequate to the ex penses National State County and municipal governments and if taken annually in lieu of all taxation of wealth as a single tax it would elm play government and obviate fraud in assessments and promote honesty Land Is a thing that lies out of doors and per force remains in the same place and cannot be hid or moved into another State Then the taking of the economic rent of land annually takes nothing from a man that he pro duces It is only a pay for a privilege and protection In the monopoly of the land ho occupies which all other men have am equal abstract right to pos show that an owner of a lot of land did not produce its value take the population of any town or city and multiply it by four and the pro duct will be a close approximation to the value in dollars of an acre of land exclusive of improvements in the ter of the town and all ether acres are valuable In proportion us you recede from center to circumference of a town or city and oven farm land is valuable largely in proportion to its proximity to a populous center Every man woman and child In a city adds 4 to the value of the central acres In a town and each adds 500 tothe ag gregate value of land in the Stnte of which he is a resident A man wife and children add 3500 to tho ag srogure aue of land In ttir state Do they get It1 No but the landlord gets it Under the single tax they would be raised at least fifty per cent for this reason There are bu three factors that enter into the production of wealth viz land the passive fac tor labor on land and capital which Is laid up labor or wealth to assist lab or in producing more wealth Now all wealth goes to tho landlord as rent the laborer as wages and to capital as Interest It can go nowhere else legitimately Now the landlord takes as rent onethird of all wealth produced and if he Is eliminated as a sharer of wealth then all wealth must go to lab or as wages and to capital as interest VITOSCOPE PICTURES Will Be Taken of all Stations and Scenery Along the Queen Cres cent Route On Tuesday May 2nd tho Selig Polyscope Company of Chicago will take moving pictures of all territory along the Queen Crescent Route leaving Cincinnati at 830 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GodiWrite to W H KERR 2210 Broadway Great Bend Kan for blank application for membership informaUon about tho college and send 26 cents for a year subscription to the TRUTH ABOUT GOD Do It now r JIith7 J DOES NOT ACREE WITH THE BLADE Takes Issue With Our Defense of the Home and Attacks Existing Instl tutlon of Marriage Western Cri tic Expresses Opinions on the Subject Dy O STONE In a recent Issue of the Blade under the caption Woodman Spare this Tree you saw tit to uso tho ancient and dishonorable expression It Is sacred Now I have no desiro to criticise youall I ask Is a fair field and no favorand as there have been numerous articles In the columns of tho Blade In favor of the present form of marriage It would only be fair to hear from those of tho Blade readers who are more or less opposed to It It Is sacred I think I have heard that cry before It Is generally used to cover up some dearly beloved supersti Lion that cannot bo defended by argu mont and I therefore think It be comes a publication liko the Blade to avail itself of this cowardly subterfuge It Is sacred has been the cry of tho reactionaries throughout tho ages when the idolized supersti tions of their time have been attacked It has always been used in defense of crumbling creeds It Is tho bar that has been put athwart tho path of pro gress from time immemorial and the sooner wo rid ourselves of this scare crow the better for humanity You ad mlt that tho present system of marriage Is far from satisfactory yet you would close tate with this time hon ored falsehood There is nothing too sacred for intelligent discussion In fact nothing is sacred nothing is profane vulgar or vicious If traits that are not desirable crop out we know that they are tho legitimate fruit of unfavorable conditions and con sequently wrong living and as Ration allsts we should apply ourselves to the removable of tho causes that pro duce them So with Marriage No one will deny that it is productive of much that is FreethinkoraI theIbo tampered with Sacred and stag nant are synonymous terms and have no place in the vocabulary of an evolu tionist If it were not for tho fact that the Chrlslan religion and our present sysem of marriage are in a sense living I should say that the superstitious regard for marriage is much stronger and far more general than religious eiiijoretltion oven dar ed to be If the union of tho sexes is Inherently right yen even necessary to tho highest state of wellbeingthen no amount of hocus pocus either by judge or priest can male it any more and if it Is Inherently wrong then all the marriage ceremonies in the world cannot make it right Anyway tyhen a union becomes productive of j only hatred and discontent it would seem to be the part of wisdom to dis solve partnership with as little fric tion as possible If there are any chil dren then all the more reason for parting so that they at least may be brought up where peace dwelleth in stead of in an atmosphere of chronic discord Of course such separation should in no way absolve them from responsibility with regard to their spring The children would be no less theirs after separation than before and such separation would in no way invalidate tho childrens claim to their Isupport Tho same is true if the parents never were married Mar riage has undoubtly served a useful purpose and so has capitalism but the time seems now to be at hand when the best interests of the race demand something better Whatsoever argu ments may be advanced either for or against marriage the fact remains that whero mutual attraction exists no bond is necessary and where there is no such attraction there should ho no bond Marriage without love is prostitution pure and simply We welcomo freedom believing it to be a good thing in every other department of life and as consistent cham I tns of freedoms cause we mit that it would bo equally beneficent in its influence when applied to the relations of the sexesdLiberty does not mean license Lib erty can exist only whero intelligence rules while tho opposite is true of license If liberty Is so desirable as we would havo our Christian friends believe then in the name of logic let us be consistent and extend its sway to all departments of human activity It may bo that freedom in this particular sphere sex freedom does run foul of our prejudices but if it is Just and I dont think any one will dispute this then let us at least try to accus tom ourselves to it I am sorry to see that in comment Ing on Maxim Gorky and his company ion I dont know whether they are married or not and I dont taro if thotIWhat has Gorky done any way that he should bo attacked thusly The- II r J former Mrs Gorky seems so far as we know to recognize the divorce and wo hear nothing about his having failed to provide for his family in Russia This being the case there would seem to exist no valid reason why he should not enter Into a more congenial partnership If he so desired As for his companion oven tho lying sheets of capitalism havent charged her with being another mans proper ty either optionally or legally so she would also be free to do as she pleas ed in the matter Tho fact that a wife is her husbands property was once again affirmed right here in Seattle on the 23rd of April last by Judge A W Frater of tho Superior Court Tho principals in this case wero Mr and Mrs Bcedo and Roy McDonald Some time last November McDonald and Mrs Becdo wero walling together on the street when Mr Beedo the proprietor comes up behind and shoots McDonald in the back The latter had Just come out of tho has tal when tho case come up on the unto named but as McDonald didnt want to prosecute Beede tho case was dismissed Before doing so however tile Judgo tool advantage of the oc casion to deliver himself of the fol lowing I quote from the Seattle Star That any man had tho right to shoot another who Invaded the sanctity of his home and that he McDonald didnt get any more than he deserved In conclusion the Judge said In tho opinion of this Court McDonald is the one who should be sent to the penitentiary and not Beetle His only excuse could bo that the woman was of a notorious character and if such was the caso he should conic right into this court and prosecute Bccde for shooting His failure to do so Justifies the court in the opinion that McDonald was to blame for his criminal relations with Mrs Ocedo and Bccde cannot bo blamed for his action So wo see that not only are wives looked upon as tho property of hus bands but that they are criminals into tho bargain if they should ever be so unfortunate as to prefer some other and perhaps better man As love is not a question of will but of affinity common sense would dictate that men and women should be free to folow where love leads the way Homes are broken up from the In side as a rule and not from tho out side It is only a verification of the old saying that a house that divid ed against itself can not stand Whenever a wife begins to prefer the society of some other man it shows only ono thing namely that the hus baird her Once clioscn sweetneart has already for some reason or another lost his hold upon her affections This being tho case he should either have the grace to retire from the field or else enter the list and compete for her favor Women have the reputation of doing unexpected things whore the other sex Is concerned but an act of murder is hardly calculated to command an In creased amount of love confidence and respect They will hardly fall head over heels In love with us for ruthlessly shooting down the man whom they prefer It is as plain as daylight that we couldnt effectually extinguish any lingering spark of kindly feeling that they may have had for us Of course men who do this are not actuated by love but ly by a desire for possession Love would bo no ones death but that ho should live and be happy even though It be with another- I wrote the above before I received the last Blade dated May the 13th so I will now content myself with com menting very briefly on your editorial of that date about Maxim Gorky You say in commenting on W R Lohsos letter that our critic will be bound to admit that at least Maxim Gorky is simply living in adultery The Bible our chief authority en adul tery and from which it is evident you get your Ideas regarding it says That if a man taketh unto himself a wife and it should como to pass that sue finds no favor In his eyes he shal give her n bill of divorcement and send her out of his house etc Now Gorky hasnt done anything so cruel as that but supposing he had done all this do you really believe that law or priest would havo made him whole Judging from what you say afterwards you seem to think that If he only had went through certain ceremonies he would havo been all right but not conforming ho is simply living In adultery I am not well enough informed on what adultery Is to say that he is or that he isnt but will venture this assertion that If he Is right then ho Is right irrespective of law or priest To carry the argument to its logi cal conclusion Gorky may tiro of his present paramour and their matures not agreeing with each oth rhe may separate from her to repeat the cess with another female ad libitum ad Infinitum Surely If they disa gree they should not be compeled to live together should they But this isnt what you mean as Is evident from the manner In which you say it The meaning you wish to convey Is t tr that Free Loversnot being restrain ed by marriagewould ride roughshod over lovely woman in order to gratify tholr passion and that accomplished throw her aside like a squeeze ed lemon and look for a fresh victim But this Is dangerous reasoning see- Ing that one would be led to Infer that those who aro married would do this If they wero not restrained which does not speak very well for tho mar ried men Again you say It the Blade ad vocates a mental philosophy that is calculated to uplift enrich and en lighten the world but these attain ments are not to bo reached through an arrangement of indiscriminate man mating on tho plan of the poultry yard That is one of the chief rea sons why Free Lovers are opposed to the present arrangement that there is altogether too much indiscriminate human maing going on now without any regard to whether they are fit to requisitesor not If they can show a marriage certificate they are licensed then and there to go ahead and multiply and replenish the earth I dont want to impute bad motives to these people I know that they would not willngly inflict suffering on themselves or their offspring they do tho best they know how but to bring the truth homo will say that barnyard morality would probably be as good a term for It as any other lacking of course tho benefits that would accrue from natur al selection in the poultry yard Free Lovers on the other hand recognize the fearful responsibility attached to bringing children into the world and would therefore strive to surround them with the best possible environment both before birth and after There may not be so many children born under the new order but those that are will be welcomo because do sired They will not as Is too often case at present bo simply tho chance product of passion LESSONS FOR CROWN FOLKS Reproduction From a Series of Leaf lets Containing Humanitarian Sunday School Lessons that Should be Widely Read By ELIZA MOWRY BLIVENS Before civilization tho strongest and brainiest men became chiefs the others had to labor for serve praise and beseech them for protection Ig norant scientific facts they thought the sun stormclouds animals trees etc had Intelligence lIko thelf chiefs and that gifts and prayers to them might win favors and avert evils Some imaginative geniuses Invented stories of fairies ghosts demons an gels and gods which the ignorant and superstitious believe Gods were mul tiplied Imagmes carved and praying became popular But some studied the acts and laws of nature Astronomy geology chemistry physiology etc have been gradually upsetting belief In supernaturalism and the gods of modern civilization have been reduced to misleading and harmful as praying to Idols are prayers to this one imaginary God Tho praying in public of clergymen priests and pious laymen leads others into the falla claus belief that God helps those who worship him Shrewd men see that the respect confidence and favor of people and coveted positions can be won by praying and pious bearing so they become hypocrites for these purposes The success of their public praying leads them on In hypocrisy and into rascality and many become sharpers speculators bankdefraud ers traducers of women political tricksters etc Their methods and prosperity make wrongdoing appear safe and popular so that many follow their examples Trusting credulous wellmeaning men and women are ed by the clergy mens prayers Into believing praying and expecting answers to their prayers and their unaswered petitions make many despair of pleasing God fearful and discouraged some become insane and some commit suicide oth ers become desperate and rush into all manners of vices Many meekly patiently continue to pray suffering from illtreatment by others misfortune sickness etc hoping for recom pence In n future life If they knows there was to be no future life and no personal prayeranswering God they would develop their abilities to protect themselveslearn to value this life and secure their rightful share of the earths abundance The pious pray that God will care for and lead their children into worthy lives but their chlldjn not carefully watched and guided by their natural guardians stray Into bad company and fall Into vicious habits and be come worthless or criminal The drunkard trying to reform is led to believe that by faltn and prayer God wll take away his uncontrollable thirst for liquor His praying brings no such relief and when lonely couraged or sick ho is tempted t drink again and falls lower than be fore He should be taught what al cohol is and does and what selfcon trol abstinence and Use of his own abilities will bring to him of earthly wastes muchprcclous time and makes dreamers of aircastles in the future Despising this life many neglect the duties of life blindly drift miss opportunities and uso but a small portion of their abilities and so do not prosper and get but a fraction of tho blessings of life Peoples notions of God tho Bible and religious duties aro so different that numerous religions and creeds have grown up and divided tho pray ing people into bitter enemies who in fearful long and destructive wars have each prayed zelously believing that God Is on our side thus pray ing has caused the prrolongatlon and Increased tho terrible consequences of wars Belief In God and prayer caus ed the Inquisition and many other cruel persecutions Now It keeps the churches filled with praying to and preaching abbut that mythical God misleading the people and supporting an army of useless preachers but bar ring out to a great extent the teach lags of natural science hygiene prac tical rational morality etc that would greatly benefit humanitypromote- real righteousness humaneness and health wisdom and general human development Wo get our reward or punishment in this life for everything we do through natural laws either indirect physical results or from our fellow men for our good or bad behavior toward them Patience peace resigna tion to losses selfcontrol perserver once and other virtues usually claimed as results of prayer are but growth in the directions desired from persis tent selfculture Wo are not dependent upon any god but upon each other for many things and should help one another to choose the beneficial and avoid the evils of life Is It not tlmo that the heathen custom of praying were abol ished as has been done wih its twin sister that of bloody sacrifice The study of natural causes and effects would better promote wisdom mutual helpfudness progress in righteousness health and happiness THE HISTORY OF RELIGION Jesus An Allegorical Representation BaptistTho By SUSAN J PECK With Jesus or Justice as the Son of God or the Guide with the dual nay ture called Intellect and Reason or Father and Mother and which in the beginning said Let us make man in our image we can readily understand that all the good teaching proceeded from this Spirit of Justice no matter by whom put forth for Justice Jesus said move thy neighbor as thyself Justice laid Therefore all things whatsoever yu would that men should do to you do ye even so to them and Justice said I came not to judge the world but to save the world For this cause camo I unto tho world that I should bear witness unto the truth I am the way tho truth and tho life I am tho light of tho world and Jus tice said I am the resurrection and the lifeshe that belloveth in me though he were dead morally yet shall he live and whosoever llveth and believeth In me live Justly shall never die morally And all the sayings of Justice were given to those who were consulting with conscience as Jesus In tho Bible story represents mans conscience John the Baptist said I am the voice and tho voice was tho voice of conscience The voice of Con science said Indeed baptize you with water tears unto repentance There comotli one mightier than I er me the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and un Luke we read of the different classes of persons who consulted the voice of conscience John tho Baptist And the people asked the Voice saying What shall wo do then The Voice answereth and salth present tense He that hath two coats let him Impart to him that hath none With the understanding that the word God means Guide the Word Jes us Justice and that the Bible is a his tory of the political and ecclesiastical rule of nations I will proceed by add ing that the original book which furnished the foundation for tho present one was an allegory written for the In struction of youth in which the men tal moral und physical forces In ture wero given names suited to their relations to one another and to man Those forces were mans natural Guides and the writer showed his readers that to bo controlled by those Guides would enable man to male heaven on earth In Rom wo road of tho Gods Guides of patience and consolation I t i txw f hope and peace all good Guides are oflmindas their child tho original Holy Trinity and guided by the three man ex presses his best and noblest sentiment his love of Justice for his beings which proves him to bo fellowI tho control of the greatest all I John iv 8 lGGod tho Guide is love I Cor ill Know ye not that je are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you The writer of the allegory taught his pupils that Intellect is that faculty by which we know what to do anti how to do and Reason that faculty by which wo know why to do and when to do or Intellect enables man to use his faculties while Reason enables WhlChjIt PREACHER CON FESSES TO MANY CRIMES Fiend In Human Form From His Pr on Cell Issues a Startling State ment Another Evidence of the Hypocrisy That Lies In Christi anity In the person of the Uov C Stuart Balm confessed pyromaniac alienists have a subject after their own heart It Is for them to decide whether as he suggests himself his has been a genuine Jekyll and Hyde existence whether his crimes are duo to auto hypnosis self inmposed hypnotism or whether his is a case of habitual trim finality Bain is In Jail at Waterloo N Y charged with setting fire to the First Baptist church of wlilch ho was pas tor Ho admits be did it He wrote anonymous letters to the police direct Ing suspicion to himself is a Scotchman by birth and a graduate of Edinburgh university He is an exconvict as well as a preacher and expreacher He is 45 years old and Is known to have had five charges in west In tue Presbyterian de nomination a mission at Newburg as well as the Baptist church here Ills record as it have been compiled by District Attorney iodine is In 1889 pastor of a church in Prince ton III 1890 pastor Garden Plucj 1S01 pastor Harvard lb pastor Oarnelt Kas 1S93 pasta Converse formerly Sonia Ind 1901 upended from tho Presbyterian ministry- In he was sent Joliet prison for embezzlement from which he was released in 1S99 In 1394 ho went to Nyack then to Nowburg nine months after whicu no camo here Wanders Over Country as Cook In a Kansas Presbyterian charge three Incendiary fires marked the pas torate He was deposed from the Presbyterian ministry for improper conduct In money matters He has wandered about the country picking up odd Jobs hero and there chiefly ns a cook In hotels He has been something of what might be called a crim inal tramp Ho floated into New York City and In tho Baptist mission was converted over again anti through Dr Simpsons Christian Alliance school in Nyach he drifted again into the ministry and now has landed in Jail as a pyromanic whllo the congregation here while rebuilding the church are worshipping in the old abandoned church and looking for another pastor Bain says when he is good he reI members everything that when he is madwhich seems to havo been largely his normal condition ho remem bers nothing He declares ho is a victim of spells when memory and utlterlpossession of him Constant Temptation to Lie He admits he has a constant temp taCion to lie and has lied until ho has been found out with disastrous re suits He recalls much and a lot of little things which makes his asser tlon ho has complete loss of memory for his evil deeds seem Inconsistent to the authorities but ho does not real call any pyromaniac tendencies The authorities are Inclined to think they aro dealing with a depraved man and that his suggestion of double identity with complications of morbid pay chology Is simply tho invention of a crafty Impostor Some of the congregation here did not like him There was something about him that made them a little suspicions a suggestion of temperament that made them all hold aloofINot Popular with From time to time Bain tried to borrow money from members of tho congregation on notes He did not succeed an1 whispers began tobo circulated about him among certain members of the hock Ills salary was a year with free rent of parson age Ho had not been hero long be fore ho shocked some of the members L l uy taking a saloonkeeper and his fans ily into tho parsonage When his at tcntlou was called to the fact he re pliedWhatsthatl I used to tend bar myself DalnIPark an officer of the church in the church study At 730 oclock they went over to the Presbyterian church to listen to a cartoonist give a lecture The cartoonist made a picture of burning Rome As tho two men passed out of the study to go to tho entertainment looked into the stove and said ho guessed there was coal enough to keep the fire going for a time Tho coal scuttle was empty Picture Gives Idea of Fire After tho lecture Mr Park went his way and Bain started for the parson age which adjoins the church Fif teen minutes later the church was on lire and burning fiercely was In his room in the parsonage with coat and collar removed A man had seen him como out of the church a few minutes before Noxt Sunday at services Bain throw up his hands in the pulpit shouting I0 my head Dr Bellows was called and found the preacher with a sub normal temperature His pulse scarce ly could be felt Bellows says the man really was ill He was In bed three days Then ho asked leave of two weeks to go to Newburg to seo a young woman whom ho was engaged to marry Proves His Own Accuser Bain came back to town Saturday night May Gth Bodine accused him of setting fire to tho church denied it Then Bodino sprung a sur prise on him Two of tho ananymous letters written on the fly leaves torn from books were shown Bodino pro duced the books from Bains own lib1 rary from which they were torn The letters fitted tho torn books perfectly They were to tho effect that Rain was a firebug and should bo driven out of townConfronted with this proof mitted his guilt and said I must have burned the church and written those letters but I have no recollection of it at all It must have been done in one of my uncon scious spells Then he told of his double Identity and said he must havo been insane at the time and pleaded to be sent to an Jrhorroroff at Auburn prison on his trip to if Newburg evidently to oh it over as i If wasoy4JeotJnB 1BC arrested y thus giving Ho to his tory of com plete lack of memory You realize my unpleasant duty said Decline Of course said Bain It is to lock me Mind Like Lunar Eclipse Bain Issued this statement from his cellIt Is difficult In my case to glvo an explanation because my lapses in clude suspension of memory and the spell when fully developed is a blank to me afterward It may be compared however to a lunar eclipse there being a penumbra sa well as umbra and of the former I can give some account While I have somo recollec tion of this Inceptive period in the lapse I do not at the time have a clear enough apprehension of what is the cause to take precautionary measures If such are possible 125 CINCINNATI AND RETURN VIA ISUNDAY JUNE 10 Special Train LEAVING LEXINGTON 730amAsk- TictoUgeniforPwlfailm EdtoI4ialACTION IN LIFE THE Ocd for the priesthood pronounce final The heaven of tradition would then lodgment against him Oh no They vanish from the sight Continued from page one80111e men are following the example of Micaw GROWTHOF to pre And justice reign supreme Instead of j ber and are continual waiting for something to lieM his ignorance and might turn up waiting for opportunity It is not oppor solemn oath of ordination by de Then search out your- Christie own mind and judge whether tunity that believescauses CRITICISM WHICH this be true or false f Did you enteavotionr Marked Observations on the Result ofwhat his judges know ho does be MISSES THE POINT friend never entertain the slightest doubt con would cease t the Heresy Trial of Dr andY shameful corning the truth or falsity of Christian teaeungse Answer quick Dont stop to find an answer haveEditorHerald suit the pressure of the challengeThey of the Protestant out The truth is that TheyEpiscopalchurch I wish respectfully etlltoroo iKVlinliof und tins fact is too patent to be 1 a from Mr W C Tay or n on unlmowdemalo r paper c Acceptingt chance of a hidden or buried treasure Crapsey heresy trial The Issue may sertions of its editor that tho political It Is not a question of Dr Crapseys just turned on we may begin to reason upon tit negcor may not Interest our readers but principles of the paper wore false believing whatever ho pleases he has causes and remedy for sin These come not from looting far richer stores that lie just within their as it concerns the overpresent controversy Veil If he could provo they were full liberty in that respect It Is how or through theological teaching Were it otherwise reach for the human mind especially that of the between ecclesiasticism and erty false or even thought he could the over a question which church has sits could not exist today contrary to the will average is a rich mine of hidden and undeveloped of conscience it may not be unln newspaper management which had a right to determine whether ho shall dillieultofan un talents far more precious than gold Yet the ma Creating to consider our critics point real conuilenco In tho soundness of its continue to exercise the authority of of that church while declar dertaking to impress physical truths upon the jority drift on 11111lugthe faith of the church to bo a tis falschootlhe fair his own theOl But to the FreethinkerHess between man and man There lem of AlgernonsinS Etle Fof n proper governmental polltlcles Tho should be no occasion for heresy Freethinker is filled with hope and strives to eliminate 1he entire universe belongs to man just as Iso emn declared Whenecclesiasticala 1em b ors of the or decrease its power learn to conquer it and to the force of mans conquests ethicaly can no out of five have found him unwortU Every student of sociology now recognizes the no limits can be set We are each the cen to preach Christ They findordinationfulfill solemn oath ho tool upon fact that evil comes ignorance primarily from ter of our universe All things gravitate to or from has by his writings ImpugnedcertaJn then he should step out 4 ignorance of both physical and social facts It SUR The very elements have been placed at mans doctrines of the church And they other The cnurch on the other hand side the church without waiting for a There Is no other coneehabluI superinducedbasisof candid or honest action in filthy tenement so as e ab Would you for a moment allow an not get sufficienteditorialwriter who had changed his Such parents too surely beget illnurtured chi 1of men who believed in action based upon terprets e Apostles Creed and the says Wo1Oltlcal views to put before your relitw lOse brains are the least developed parts of gent thought and the sun no longer hides its practicallyse truths of readers tho assertion that the political their bodies and these children by the very lat nets from us lien and women have falsebeenof their nature as they grow up incline o broader nobler and purer by other men and wo r Crapsey a show They suggest your side but wo will not listen to It and to keep It up week after week the animal rather than to the human side Ole men who believed in action amidmightProvo us wrong There Would a store tolerate a clerk who and s a get outrsI no longer be altCore asconvictionswhich ho entertains erly fill their places in society Here then an in the fruits of their handiwork stir with But Mr Taylor asks Would a Rove these goods to bo worthy ot your of sin and crime It is It theonusbetnlOforA applied It is a cause remotely traceable to n highway of life than they did All he need do Is to declare that fie goods to beIthink yu would and you would re pernicious industrialseatmy attempt on the part of out of carryinghumanitynot until they are shorn of power and authority in other words to be guilty of inaction means 0 may go nOlO pu p an ho were honest he would loop taMj out a necessary measure of malnaln faithcanou the Then what is the remedy It lies in education even when ou do find them This no nccoru ng 0 sown 0 re them or part of your employes agents or rep Freethought insists that resentattvesyouchild Give him the best triad of an education ty and perhaps in the last ditch almost of this an essentially immoral act No man thetheTeach him the naturalDr las T cneaTn that c act as Its to furthen investigate eac nm Ive ns e the fires that smolder within them waiting waitrepresentative since he says openly nobly manfully but never cover that education ing for the match of inspiration that they may would absolutely reverse the coasts that tho I bellove of tho creed Is for with a Bible This would be as clog on his car or blaze forth and take their places among the greatniuimainly falsehood and the doc progress Give the child a fair days wage for a ones of enrthtrial court If he could or if he 23I trines upon which the church was fair days work in his maturity n In a few years Idle dreamer Man awake Here take Possesounueu are to him largely olther this disease known as crime will gradually dimi fournMonte Cristo lies a es or vaguer metaphor ish and ultmately dsappear RATIONwit A l the rights f Dr CraPSey Thus is the heart of the Freethinker filled It- mo suggest that the rest ot the iEIto3darkenedi merciless dgm of an angry God lilt a fair gla sd not state tho case fairly We submit t By HARRIET M CLOSZcannot be bqunded by a plain stat and bright a future made florious by our By the grace of Gol and the attention of camp that we refrained from discussion of ment of faith No church can thrive labor beautiful withour skillwhichpermits Its own ministers to unity of peace Reformers and reforms are springing up by the seys beliefs We did not question the As are taught that Jesus doesjn denounce its principles as false The When this golden age shall down upon the children score yet there is blamed little reform coming Can distanthimplace thing Is simply unthinkable Tho in of men we shall have a condition that will it be possible that the bulk of the American and sayDojustlco has been done not to Dr CrapItruly coincide with the burden of the poets song earners arc satisfied content While mImittingot the priesthood We did not seek to1I0ve and be baptised say by hlmto the who said the necessit of reform a mere notice is the case upon Its meritsFor only thus can heavens Joy by faithful priests and the hundreds of triLX5sWhenWhen strife shall be forgot so it appears that the reformer who is here today is or oven from the laity Tho Herald But I would say to al the orllltrutb respectfullyVhenTAYLOR that fain Sweet not venture to Judge between the conIvo made a great mistake brainDIdways dangerous in any country TABLEWell t enough they are No man cnn be a consistent pa apathetic and indifferent They look upon a man know Jy u th we not have been borne so long triot whoLexington Eastern Railway ti6 duclUle from the accounts ot the Crap Id help the poor misguidedS pany Effective May 20 1906 Men ark- country notsoytrial The issue was not What brotherhood on earth ComIin they are not permitted to earn away sms Is the truthr It was not Is Dr And change the cries of agony to bread The republic is surfeited with politics and world Where are they Next Crapsey right or wrong in hisshouts of Joyous mirth East policiesLexingtonKy BoundIportunity in the struggleLt Ky 310 825 E Junction Ky 325 837privilege of a was slnvcceedecl in getting out at last both the Rome Book 913soughting deemed a poltieal pauper or n Ky 410 923Wilson and the Moore Memorialthe9 theCampton Junction Ky 440 905Realizing that our subscribers to both were of the accused priest ItYe Gods of Ancient Israel be merciful Howiett 1w somewhat impatient atsearching reexamlnatlon Id give an equal chance to all and Natural Bridge Ky 445 954 could the poor girl help it Princess Ena of Bat cation Torrent 457 1008Itenberg now the Queen consort of Sprain having weDeattyvillo Junc Ky 618 1029 nlcmakedoth them t soon after her conversion tol s trial because It knows t that 1130workers SundaRomauy backwithfor her benefit and in celebration of her nuptin- vows weIConstruction and Interpolation upon should fall no more In hate Think of it A crowd of royal 100e umRIIe Boundreceiptgoing into ecstacies of delight at the sight of a Am Am 226matador230hornsG 253or e ea yv 0 unc Ky 726 30in the brutal sport Not until they have learned expressions of theorrent Ky 747 342 that a fine toothcomb will save them the labor of While dogmatic theology is malting Infidels byDut that was not the point of our TheNatural BridgeKy 801 355 scratching ere such people lay claim to being civ the hundred the tactics employed by the churcheditorial comment Possibly it had stay and war should thrive no campton June Ky 803 357 ilized Of course the entire proceeding was sane organizations of the country are driving still more none but lf u 426thetitled by the Vatican which makes the matter n from its support Formerly mankind built its reason it Waiving blamed sight worse on its faith but now we build our faith upon Dr Crapsoys beliefs wero right or ed into the homes Id pour L E Junction Ky 910 603 and assuming that he So I would fill andwrong was the earth with Joy Winchester Ky 923 620our reason Reason is founded upon those inIhonest and conscientious in those be silence Is a belief in God necessary to the happiness and rnieslimal fragments of intelligence which now every groan Lexington Ky 1010 G05 except Sunday Siivingarbfetgarblthe God that is sheltered in every true mothers heart that beats in happy unison with the music of the spheres sweeter by far than tits songs of an cient hard hallowed by the lambent light of love reflected from enraptured eyes Having found this God worship it and pay all homage for the tender associations that cling around such a shrine constitute the dynamics of the race the uplifting force that has brought man from barbarism and it is the only God worthy of praise and adulation j r by fire and either comes forth robed in deathless splendor or is relegated to the intellectual rubbish heap The church that will not progress will perish The average Christian heart instead of being filled with the grace of God is but a bitter pool of poisonous waters in the fetid scum of which there writhe und wriggle unclean reptiles ready to voice sneaking boycotts petty annoyances and cowardly calumnies upon allwho prefer to disbelieve their foolish fables 2 t t j I Taylor alleges of declaring the faith of the church to be a tissue of error and falsehood They did not deny his individual privilege so to declare but they felt as Mr Taylor further says that when a minister finds that he can no longer fulfill tho solemn oath he took upon ordination then he should step outside tho church Did they therefore having found Dr Crapsey thus definitely disquali To blanch the lips of children and hush the merry shout mothers of the race should bear their babes in peace and love Then there would bo no need of me enthroned in state above So I would leave my high abode with human kind to dwell No more the songs of angels bright around Gods throne would swell Our fee returned we AnyoneRendina sketch and description ot auy invention pronptly receive our free concerning ilie patentability of same now to ObUiu a latent sent request Patents secured trough us advertised for sale at our Patents taKen out through us receive special wile without charge In RecoRD in illustrated circulated journal by Manufacturers and Investors Send sample copy Address VICTOR J Patent Attorueys Evans Building n Ia