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Digital page images are linked to the text file. tii BLUE S BLADErWE AIM TO OUT DOWN IWtOEAND ESTABLISH TRUTH VOLUME XV NUMBER 20 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUND AUGUST 19 1906 PUBLISHED WEEKLY 1M A Y EAR IN ADVANCE t11aNccr r L JJAMES E HUGHES Editor and Publisher TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION One issue for one year 100 in advance In clubs of Five NEW subscribers 50 cents eachj Tirms100 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 and if personal checks are sent add collection charges as local banks charge for collecting same i Make all money orders drafts checks etc paya ble to James E Hughes Lexington Ky When you change your address advise this office k giving your old as well as the new address When you send your subscription say whether you c are a new or old subscriber j The address slip on the paper will shlr expiration tofsublCriptiQnend serve as a ieuipt as the fir as soon u theaub6ciberpays- ptlone to the Blade are notcdis p ontinued at xpIrat on1uiiti11 Lha enalfner The courts invariably hold a subscriber rwpon rsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers received until the paper is paid for in full and up to date and ordered discon fr tinned t Office of Publication is located at 153 W Short St Kentuckyvr Entered at the post office at Lexington Kentucky as Second Class Mail Matter j Address all communication to Blue Grass Blade P 0 Box 393 Lexington Kentucky 111111 11111111111111 ++111111111111 t tri EDITORIAL I 11111111 111111111111111111111111111 uii- a Religion is credulity Liberty should be open to all r L There can be no monopoly in freedom t J Without work moan can never obtain the millen jmumf r Nature does not give heed to any ecclesiastical authoritya can never have too much push but five do not want it at the rear end of the train wr Now we are told that after all life is but a lot tery and that in the drawing some one is bound to 23 r a f If it be true that aH Skiddoo club has been 1organize nid Gotham it offers a splendid oppor- tunityfr for the country to work a bunch of surplus preachers offIlJsf A jug Mississippi River water was sent acro- sS s the sea in which to baptize the infant son of the r Duke of Manchester One thing is sure namely SSft Kentucky would not have sent water a All readily admit that there is something radical v ly wrong with our industrial system mud it now be to look as if both of the old political parties lore ostentatiously trying to trail after the reform i banner SWhile Christianity has been pillaging its way jthrough the world with fire and sword science was prim1sf humanrhistory agesf j nd aRtsQpaGthou le He is the same yesterday today and forever Not a line in him has changed since he first beamed on Pyramus and Thisbe stealing forth to their trysting place near old Ninns tombs and not a wrinkle has been added since he helped Joshua to spike the lunar coattails fast in the valley of Ajalon while he slaughtered the Amorites despoiled their vineyards and enslaved virgins Nuff Ced To limit the laborer to actual necessities as measured by a former age were to relegate him back to barbarism to nomadism and nakdilacss It is by comparison with his fellows and not with his fath ers that man determines whether he is fortunate or unfortunate whether or not he is receiving his proper porportion of the worlds increase in wealth No man can be a freeman while dependent upon the wllipf another for his bread and butter Theorize as youmay vote high or low tariffs in augurate the Single Tax or turn the American re public into a commune but the condition oFtlfe hewers of wood and the drawers of water will 1unceHere is the great secret of labors political strength in a nutshell The greater must guide the lesser in telligence and to deny this immutable law of na ture were to deny mans authority to rule the beast THE END OF THE AGE OF EMPIRES Count Leo Tolstoi is said to be at work prepar hag a new bookwhich is to be entitled The end of the age7J and according to the advance notions given concerning it he predicts that we are now living in the end of the age of Empires These are great words for with the loss of the empirical idea will go the theocratic idea The priest will inevitably follow the king The end of one moans the end of the other Kingcraft and priestcraft go hand in hand They depend upon each other for mutual support and profit The king would not have existed solong but for the power of the priest over the ignorant masses of the people and ihe priest has been pampered by the king in return for the favors extended- It is through the publication of Henry W Kevin sqns The Dawn of Russia that Tolstoi srecent ntterancesjare given ova In it he tells of a visit to the Bright Home as Tolstois place is known and obtaining his attention the famous Russian patriot stopped from his labors and said to his visitor The present movement in Russia is not a riot he said to Mr Nevison It is not even a revolu tion it is the end of an age And the age that is ending is the age of empiresthe collection of smaller states under one large state There is no true community at heart or thought between Rus sia Finland Poland the Caucasus and all our other states and races And what have Hunhry Bohemia and Syria or the Tyrol to do with Aus tria No more than Canada Australia India or Ireland has to do with England People are now beginning to see the absurdity of these things and in the end people are reasonable That is why the age of empires is passing away The whole argumentwhich ran on with a half ironic simplicity of this kindwas magnificent not so much for its daring as for its quiet confidence in human reason7J continues Mr Nevison I remem bered how for the last twenty years all the brazen trumpets of vulgarity had been sounding the note of empire over us at the one great and stirring purpose of existence And here was this rugged old man calmly telling me as though it were some thing of a platitude that we had just come to the end of an agethe age of empires There he satin the familiar gray shirt without coat or collar the belt around the waist and the high leather boots for he had just tramped around his land the snow quietly following out the exact logic of his principles no matter where it might lead him He was seventyseven and in terms of years one was forced as he said to call him old The spiri- had retired deeply into the shrunk and form But under the shaggy brow the greygreen eyes still looked out with the clearness of profound thought and fearless simplicity which have made him him the greatest rebel in the world WHAT WILL THE HARVEST BE The Blade trusts that its readers will not grow weary of its continued comments upon the situation in Russia for we regard it as a crisis in the history of human affairs the beginning of an age of freedom in which both kingcraft and priestcraft are to be placed on the shelf of antiquity It is preeminently an age of change the transformation may be slower than many hope for but it will be complete and the more to be appreciated when it arrives No observer even though to a superficial de gree can fail to realise that the Russian situation is critical indeed and yet it is being treated by the political doctors in the Czars cabinet in about the surest way it would seem at this point of view to lose the patient It is a case of overdoing a part dangerousrepresent l ry 1 gleat1iest to the peoples advocates and additional stripgth to the movement Un e our American elections the elections to beheld Russia for the rehabliitation of the Douma to taKjthe place of the one recently dissolved by are under the direct control of the impefil1government and all election officers or funs aries are placed in control by the mission sof the Czar The cabinet officials have justwsued an address to the provincial election func naries which according to that part sent out ifcthe news dispatches is too weak to be a gruel and woj ridiculous to act as a tonic or a remedy The ddress assumes what the balance of the enti world denies namely that the dissolved Do was a body of lawless and wicked meni lac in patriotism The address which is to be ely distributed throughout the empire is ve vident bid for a recognition of the authority- of t se who upon the necks of victims of gener atio f of misrule have built up their present power In tl r ame of a love of country the Russian people are idden to choose as their lawful representa tive men who will represent only what the reach cries most desire- tj ffi the common people may comprehend exact sort of men who arc to be avoided the ad goes so far as the naming and description of so of the members of the late Douma Inasmuch asrcis due to the conservative counsels and effec tivlpction of the Douma members themselves since ill issolution that Russia has been able to at least deffr a bloody revolution this gratuitous insult loojfc to an astonished world like a desperate and fOQ ardy bid for more trouble Tpe shade of Le Grande Monarque might reasonably appear to the White Czar and whisper woros of counsel and caution in an unwilling ear H ifould give valuable advice anyhow a f GE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED LIKEWISE ow frequently have we read the oft repeated declaration mans inhumanity to man makes cojj tless millions mourn and how frequently are he good intentions of others misjudged misrepresented and misunderstood The philosophy o Frtmade but little headway during the eai Ierpart of the preceding century for the simple ree loSthat the people could not comprehend it and tlt ssidiouslYlou ht to lice the mix informed concerning its object and tendency Not unSl the lights became too strong for weak eyes did the awakening ctfine and then no earthly power was capable of resisting its onward march It is passing strange that in this day and age there should be socalled liberal periodicals possessing a feeling of such illiberality and intolerance that no movement can be suggested no steps instituted no plans for permanent improvement under taken but what the motive underlying it must be inisjudged and misrepresented in print It will ap pear that the Blade is accused by a liberdl con temporary notably the Humanitarian Review with having sinister motives in soliciting contributions from Freethinkers upon the subject of organiza tion and the suggestion is thrown out that the chief end and aim of the Blade is to make of the organi zation should it be effected a Blade Club with an eye singly upon gain And the Blade is no alone in this for the same writer accuses the Truth seeker of being in the attitude of a rival to the Blade in the matter of organization and striving to head off the Blade that any organization of Free thinkers in America new or old may be converted into a Truthseeker Club That this view is erroneous may be determined from the fact that the Blade does not even consider it has a rival On the contrary the Blade regards all Freethought publications as coworkers and helpers in the cause of humanity all striving to reach the same end struggling as best we may to feelinmentertained by the organ that has presumed t launch such a tirade the labor of emancipation would be lightened and the burdens would be less tIt seems however that if the Blade can suttee in establishing a sound healthy and active organization of Freethinkers the Humanitarian Review save the name would eternally oppose it the Blade had taken the initiative without first as ing its permission While opposing the Blade on this subject it announces that it will have some thing to say next month on the same subject an organization presumably all its own If the Re view can succeed in firmly establishing an organiza tion that is worthy of the name the Blade will giv it all the support it can and will labor to mask that organization a permanent success The Blade cares not for name or power It seeks nothing it i not capable of earning It is satisfied to depend altogether upon its subscription list and asks noth ing in the shape of charity Granting that the Truthseeker is able to take care of itself The Blade does not in this article undertake any at tempt at defining its position other than to su gest that it is undoubtedly actuated by the motives and will readily give its support to any worthy cause The charge is made that the Blade was made the mouthpiece of the National Liberal Party now de meet True the members of that organization be ing largely composed of Blade readers expressed their preference for this paper as a means of open communication with each other but the Blade ji i fi Ii never received the price of a postage stamp the organization and the labor it expended fromrbehalf was all a labor of love performed money and without price and withal without com J plaint Yet upon such flimsy ground the Humani tarian Review takes hold of an utteranc made I t by a zealous admirer of this paper namely A Lut terman and from it weaves a sinister charge that i the Blade is acuated only by selfish motives in undertaking tithe work of trying to get the Freethink es together for an organization in America So far from this being true the Blade is willing to cooperate with any person or combination of persons to bring such an organization into existence and once t it is made a success should it desire a mouthpiece performIt is not enough that the editor of the Human rat itarian Review would soften the hardness of his ribald criticism by the statement that In saying these things I am not charging evil intent but i paragraphNhethere isa struggle between the old rival associations the only issue of which is based altogether en the principle that the early bird cutches the army worm Then what is the use of saying one thing and meaning another Apologies usually come after the injury has been done but in the case of H R the apology is offered first and the insult is delivered afterwards having the appearance of throwing down a feather bed upon which to hurl a contemporary that the fall may not be quite so hard Right here the Blade wishes it distinctly understood that it seeks no friendship that cannot be given freely It refuses to fawn or play the hypocrite Its independence is the first considera toin It is capable of standing on its tub and it has a Fourth of July all its own The Blade can only express its supreme pity for a one who is so narrow and so illiberal as to deem any effort outside of its own as unworthy and degrading That this view is entertained may be inferred from the strictures offered against the Truthseeker by charging that its ambition savors fof an effort to become a rival of the Blade and to degrade the new association to the of u mere Truthseeker Club So then in the opinionrlof this illiberal editor a Truthseeker club is degrading yet while we do not seek to take from uponthethat if the family of Truthseeker readers could be organized today they would become a tower strength for the cause of Freethought in From such an opinion one is bound to infer ofIIthe editor of the HL R feels piqued because Blade had not taken him into its confidence sought his advice anent the question of tion It looks like a case of being desirous of get ting into the priests office that I too may eat a a piece of bread And why decry the efforts of a Liberal contemporary Is it a case of sour grapes Is there not room enough on this broad continent for even more Freethought publications And should not each one be encouraged to do the best it can for the advancement of human liberty Is it not a fact that this same petty spirit of jealousy has- led to the disruption of such organizations that have existed heretofore And is it not also true that the cause can never make any permanent head way until its advocates entertain kindlier feelings for each other and agree to work together hand to hand and heart to heart imbued with one ambi tion one desire and that the ultimate triumph of rationalism over the cohorts of superstitinn and intolerance There is one thing with which the Blade heartily agrees and that is if a new organization is effected it must be built on new lines abandoning old methods and have nothing in common save for its prinopage ofthe same issue of the HR in which its edi torial tirade is found is an extract from the Blade ideasdTime Blade now asserts that the editor of the H R is in serious error in prefering such charges unworthykwould have been better for the H R had they never been written or published Their tendency is to create personal antagonisms that ought to be strict ly avoided and if indulged in can result in no good to the cause we jointly advocate Instead of this feelingejudgment lest in the process ye be judged likes wice t TO OUR READERS So many of our subscribers have written urging increase in the cost of annual subsori tions to gthe Blade many suggesting that its price ought to be doubled others offering advice upon the subject insufficienttion of the Blade we have decided to make some change in the subscription rate beginning with the first of October next and we submit the question toy Continued on Page 4 first column1 nt d V WHY THE WORKERS LEFT THE CHURCH t Physical Moral and Intellectual De = velopment Is the Chief Aim In Life and the Church Has Resisted = Every Effort at Advancement BY WESLEY H MAINS In Workers Advocate The question Is repeatedly asked why the laboring man has forsaken the church The answer will be found in the relation of the laboring man towards his surroundings and the atti tude of the church towards that rela tion Tho laboring man sees that the physical moral and Intellectual devel opment of man is the real object of life that tho material things of this world are but means to theso ends and that society owes It to the indi vidual and each individual to himself to attain the most complete life pos sible Though the politicians tell him that political economy Is the science of wealth yet he sees from tho use they make of it that it has to do sim ply with the laws which govern the application of tho material things of this world to mans material wants He has concluded that life in all its richness is for all men and if so in a world of so much labor the labor a man performs should not bo inconsis tent with an honest hope of attaining that life The coal miner said his life was miserable as the result of tho long hours he worked and the small pay he received and when he appealed to the public the public verified those statements and demanded of tho coal barons that they ease up A board of arbitration was appointed to limit the power of the coal baron to crush the miner It was not proposed that the board of arbitration should do away with the struggle between the two contending parties but to fix tho line of battle The laboring man everywhere feels towards his surroundings as does the minerthat he is a mere victim of conditions conditions Imposed by oth ers that determine his destiny and that of his family with fixed certainty To hunger to thirst to faint and to fight Why this is tho white pawns trade That the king and the bishop the queen and the knight May slumber and be not afraid 1Tho man laying the sewer ly con it 3CSousofrDerforaam8as6rcae 9 the public The mason Is conscious of his skill as he constructs the large buildings The man keeping tho rail road track in perfect condition during winterschilly blast or summers sweltering sun is fully conscious of the merit of his work But to him it has no meaning beyond the laying of brick sewer and ties that he may eat bread and eating bread that he lay more sewer more brick more ties He sees that he condition in life the long hours he works and the pay ceived are absolutely inconsistent with the Idea of worshiping in spirit and In truth at tho temple and so he does not enter When he has gone he has seen those thero whom he considered responsible for his condition Ho has heard them talk of what they will do and knows what he does has far more merit and good to humanity than what they do He has heard them talk of long summer vacations and how they will spend their wealth and concludes whether rightfully or wrongfully that they are the moneychangers of the temple Ho cannot see why the min ister when he said a complete life was for all did not go further and say that in the proportion that the labor one performed was inconsistent with the hope of attaining that life the compensation should be greater the hours of labor less the summer vaca tion longer that when he spoke of the dignity of labor ho did not explain where the dignity came in All know that no man is willing to do what Is called common labor till he has been first taken captive by society and become willing to re flounce all claim to home and life and take the laborers reward the tenement house and basement That labor ers conditions are as certain in their results today as when Plmroah had the Hebrew children building store houses for him or in the days when the Romans made laborers out or their captives or the slave master had the slaves gathering cotton for him It was not the laying of brick nor the gathering of cotton that made them slaves but the conditions Imposed by their masters conditions from which there could be no reasonable hopo of salvation Ho sees in tho struggle they made theiSe struggle ho Is makingl9JtavihtilitPr lIWJH gs reach ot Hi1hrrllJ IfdstIRbt home otIJ Wdflh9 flti nlr6li Jlf UfsidJ iill lll OilIJVb Hl s y X32 ftailoaatioty wimofitf yfalt n5iitlbQpaidattmoheyl1MtdorlgatttIitJIhaa obOznlRkRnlto414c5bimiEelloBSdnarr y 9IQfJiJ1 wuMW tlJrnlJwttJiJllilJblln otwt j i4l dolfjOJ kQilgRtPRn tMl- rIl sees in the trust no now enemy Jut the therUUUlI09 jj q may make more effectual battle And laborers have drawn up in line of bat tle accordingly and from this city alone have summoned nineteen thou sand children and many a wife and mother into tho service He cannot see how there can bo any tenting on the highlands when thousands of women and children are fighting for dear life down in tho valley nor how under such circumstances there could bo any physical or spiritual hidings in tho shadows of tho rock From those highlands the coal baron can see the chill and gloom of those camp fires The beef trust can see that mother holding tho feverish hand of her boy see what beautiful agonies play over his face as his system strug gles with tho cheap meat of tho beef trust See her standing as were in the great amphitheater of life From across the valley she can see the daz zling light hear the shouts of victory the glad hosannas and knows that it Is tho farmers gathered together to celebrate the feats of the beef trust She wonders If their hearts may not be troubled some day On the high lands she can hear the Morgans the Hills the Rockefellers and tho Carne orIcathedrals and temples they will build She sees Gods heaven all about her and exclaims In the midst of Gods heaven there Is hell She wishes the higHlanders would cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of lightcease gathering plunder giving and sanctifying In remembrance of Gods love for all inanklnd tho miner in his skirmish with tho coal trust demanded his free dom or rather demanded more free do mof the commercial world You heard the reply tho spirit and senti ment of which Is best expressed in a dcclartalon The world Is mine God reigns in heaven All know that it would take more than the plagues In flicted on Pharoah before tho coal gbarons would let the miner go And God Is likely to raise up another Moses to lead the people out on a strike The laboring man is thoroughly con scious of his struggles He feels the church is Ho knows that tho church must have seen tho Pharaohs and the Caesars for nearly all of them wor ship a ttho temple He sees in tho church no Moses defying the power of the Pharaohs but a church in bondage compelled to preach the power of Rockefeller and his gifts unto salvation To the laborer tho church seems ilkeetLechildren of Israel who pitched luuir leius in uiu uum oi lire rnms tines without first driving them out The Philistines have captured the ark with the covenants of the Lord the glory is departed from Israel The church can no longer say Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest Ho cant see how there can bo any worshiping with Jesus at the temple till tho moneychangers are driven out And the divine summons is just as strong today as when Jesus walked by tho sea of Galilee Yet you will not come you will gather tribute and for ever preach and pray about IL Ree memberlng what Jesus said to the rich man when he hears you preach to the Morgans and tho Baers from Christs words If the world hate you ye know that it hated me before it hated you If you wore of tho world the world would love hi sown but because ye are not of the world but I have chosen you out of the world there foro the world hateth you He could not understand to whom you applied the words world ye and you as they seemed to be the world and thee and the you How shall the laboring man move from the tenement house and base ment into tho home his hands have built How shall ho change his conditions so that ho may honestly hopo to be saved And by being saved I mean be a man And you may have a good faith prayer that he will be saved These are the questions the laborer would ask the church Evi dently he is not going to do it by praying for he does not pray Shall the miner pray Has not God In all the years gone by heard their com plaint seen their misery known they Were making bricks without straw las ho not seen tho thousands whom the coal trust and beef trust were working Why pray for dally bread when It takes the strongest comblna tions of capital under the most favorable protective tariff laws now to con trol the dally bread so that they may gather their tribute The trust cannot be defeated in this way The trusts are the tares in societies as they appear when ripening If tho harvest were ripe we could go gather the tares Religion seems like so much merchandise In the hands of tho money changers Even tho farmer will spend the long winter evening praying for au abundant harvest Iji tho summer Knowmg1 that If his prayer was an Weity fib kVbuld gather tho harvest fnafielTittiytKejwTorst gambling den lid Wrlh thBUdaraipfYtrnde JJo knows bdfi ifithpiLtafd StSeHM tptncarth9ft- 1114G7ifll 4 hf3tR Pth9 in1 he would find hot f9 o0 ffiubrIm iPIabjCho oers 1piilrJsJlnc q r itihisinunall guilt as they go indirectly to the same gambling den and buy their dally bread and ask God to bless It to their use Men should not cryLorll Lord where there Is no Lord neither should they seek peace wherothere is no peace churchrhoShall ho look to the New York Christian Herald in an editorial in reference to the miners strike after picturing the want mis ery injustice and Inequality of the miner said that tho remedy was arbi tration In tine next Issuo it state that the real remedy was tho salvation of the capitalist but that they could not expect justice to any great degree of accuracy till the millennium And remember this Is said of men all of whom believe In Jesus Thus the Herald would have tho miner to under stand that justice would give to him a happy home and happy surroundings now However to expect It he must leave his loved ones die and go to heaven Tho laboring man is not going to feed longer on tills manna Ho sees that if a happy home and an opportunity to enter Into tho real kingdom of life is just for man now then that justice demands justice now as well a sin heaven To delay justice is injustice Why should wo have more hope of having justice hereafter than now Or who would give to hint justice hereafter and deny It to himnow Especially since God has taught him to say Thy will be done on earth as ft Is in heaven The laboring man has concluded that so long as ho remains In that base condition of servitude the churn of today can give to him no more than the mere husks of religion that while tine priesthood and politician maycare for the poor yet they may be ewllllng tha tthe poor remain poor that they may care for him He is conscious the church knows that tho sun will not bend its rays to brighten his home down In tho basement He knows Ih it could not bring Jesus with you to his homo for Jesus woud Insist on taking him away And he remembers that that carpenter when on earth hint nowhere to lay his head fTho problem of tho laboring min is greater Ulan the church It is aproo lem of humanity itself There cams a time when the slave was to hap his freedom regardless of the prayer In tho North or In the South And as the black mans freedom could not be prayed down or compromise the laborer feels his cause cannot be prayed down nor arbitrated dew H- occludrdklgtlVcT + bit saved lie must save himself hot by lributebuttree of life to know that d die but lives the better and t know for himself not from priests r poll ticians what is goodor evil fr m him Conscious that if he does not havo it ho is false to himself to his family and his fellowman To that extent has the struggle gone that he has a feeling towards the commercial world that he will esteem all men as equal bowing his knees to no ono And towards the religious world as if he would seek a God without priests a revelation without prophets a covenant written in the heart of man not upon tables of stones If God is upon Mt Sinai let Moses stand guard the laborer will go up and talk to him as he no longer fears to look upon hits ace He has read the covenant and nas learned that to be honest with himself and family he must have those condi dons and surroundings in life con sistent with tho most complete life possible Yes ho has read a covenant broader than that He sees that to honest with himself ho owes It to each rind every other member of society that they shall have conditions 34U illy consistent with an honest lope of en tering into the kingdom of life that if the hours of labor and thtf compensa tion offered will not enable him to live that most complete life possible ho cannot and be honest with himself continue in Its service Noltho can he leave it tor another to do In the revelation hs sees that if he would be saved he mint save others Then If the church would know why the laboring man has forsaken it study his conclusions There can be no going up on Mt Sinai till all the people can go up Nor will God receive any man into the promised land who has not the heart to take posses sion In the name of all mankind As heaven could not be heaven to a soul worthy of heaven so long as ono soul Is In unending suffering so should the misery Injustice and inequality in the world today be a dally crucifixion of the soul assuming to say Thy will be done I 325 to Cincinnati and Return Via Queen and Crescent Route On Ac count of Cincinnati Fall Festival Tickets on sale August 28th and 31st September 4th 7th lltbr 14th 18th and 21st good 5 days In addition tdato oC sale Ask ticket agents for tymltTS f Tn uJ SOME REASONSWHY DONT MARRY Article That Has Been Denied Publication by a Number of Different Papers Comes to the Blade By N L CLARKE From a batch of correspondence sent to the Blade by tho author of this article It is evident that ho had made an attempt to publicly answer an anonymous contribution to tho Florida Times Union on the subject of Why Dont Priests Marry contribution was undoubtedly writtbii- by a Roman Catholic defender of tilt celibacy of tho priesthood nidfn though It appeared In a column desig nated as Tho Peoples Form t Times Union refused to this answer Later it was sent tanuni ber of other American publlCalottVV eluding The Metropolis pulffMM1 dl Jacksonville Florida The lsUumJHI Baptist published at Velano Flbrlffa and the Tnthseoker of Now York As a Forum of the people In reality tho Blade gives It spare and would have published tho entire correspon dence but for the fact that it would occupy more space than wo have to spare Tho rojected article reads as follows Balm Florida I see by your Issue of September 12 an article written under the head Why dont Priests Marry and signed Unus Inter Plures If you will allow mo the use of your column I will endeavor to show to your readers that the writers aim is to mislead them or ho belongs to that class whom ho would call uneducated The writer would have your readers believe that there are hooei gcir cilIated in his lo 2iUrinat havo been barred fro the U S mall He al- soP6iiese authors do not per sonato for fear of being proven a lie In answer to the above I will say that there are books that do personate and they are not barred from tho use of the malls Were It necessary It would not take me long to get a list of them that would fill Several columns of your paper f will however call to the minds of your readers a book entitled Thirty yearS In Hell page 88 where they will find that one Rev Kuhlman is permitted to go oh with his pastoral duties in East St Louisr r The author demands a suit for libel and tells where he can be found- I also call attention to another author the Rev J Scott Carr D In his book Thin Devil In Robes or tho Sins of the Priest pago 249 says there is a Florida town where a score or more of priest warm upon wine and whiskey etc then under a covered archway pass to a nunnery and spend tho residue of the night in a Cachanallan revel I will further say that tho above books pass through tho malls and can be had upon payment of their retail price Now if what these books say is true according to tao writers views the priest deserves to die and with equal propriety with the writer I will say unless he or sonic ono else docs not bring those authors to justice all educated men and women are obliged to believe that tho Catholic Priest stands under tho bane of suspicion if not guilty I would like to say here again that if the writer is as intelli gent as ho would have your readers to believe ho Is ho must know that ho Is misleading when he says the govern ment is suffering the information of tho Immorality of the priest- If you will pardon mo for further trespassing on your most valuable space I will endeavor to give your testimonyi selfGI refer the readers to Senate Dojcjij vent No 190 Congress 2nd qsispan You can open that document aT al most any pago and you will flnOMe l thing outrageous second tirath1I- Is some what damaging to tip Catholic church or Its priest by their actions in the PhUlpplneszT JJIW I will quote what Is recorded on a few of the pages of this dicrfiheiteo the benefit of those whoftaboiHtUltttU an opportunity to securetblswahialulp information On page fiffllfit itMn document one can readj tifluRfttiVsi put to the witness thaIln8fJII rob5tt before the eommltteJbT1W Answerto a question flgeneralAnother witness on page 157 same document QuestloniteKWUtHeyVKtke1 friars and priest lbobtrllnotlibftirelh- tions with women fkiAiistrftfIlljavfvcjl have seen ono thM d K toill An other witness on wmdSttlWR iha tho people nearer hpcjpjpnt N looser their morglatj PfflflJWfc torah find some very damaging testimony sjgnatureswha Brigadier Gc acalj Wlttu liis1 n Ilk J fT5q S V beforo tile same committee itawnlanguage To spAik plhln ji 0 her n moralltyTnthenViH a pafrffeter hey gamble in their convents they send for members at their congregation to gamble with them There Is no morality Now dear readers if these things are true and I am sure there Is not a reacirrvriii ientrbrtA in1i e1 you itfii5SfttUii says can wo bur in general Child arl IItaJfellliIJatI ajstandard of morals I Ihi I cnn scnUwhyiiinjI pr stant friends haw WJo oiJIitblsnttllg to go unanswered yip r njtf wing timid through nroaR ijhi Catholicism Is make ing upon this Kirtcrnmcnt have delayer arltlng hoping that JAilndWle1 more ilflo to write than my IMit ttoflfi 11II and present the faatsidmllhd oas more strongly and WqlHBpntJTtAbail could- nJnuWrtlJoflY I havo written I YJIlrIlC l1vo not written one word but what II believe to bo tho facts in tho case and have done so without motive toward any of my Catholic friends of which I have many Trusting that all who may reM this will feel that I have only done what I believe was my duty to myself family and country I am yours for tho Searchlight to be turned on let It convict whom It mlrN L CLARKE THE MYSTERIESOF Able Treatise on The Origin of the God Idia Showiuj That It Sprang From Ignorance Wlier Reason Enters Faith Departs By DANIEL U TENNY From Lle il Review It has been clearly demonslnxCed by diligent and thoughtful scientists that general principle of evolution In na lure nothing Is lost Tearing down and rebuilding modification and Im provement from simple to complex seems to be the rule No original creator is conceivable In honest minds All organisms have proceeded from primordial germs replete with active life Such germs with inborn power to develop blades of grass flowers and forests mosquitoes mastodfons and jnjBnjaArp jeXih njjactlvely engaged and have been wonderfully successful Such of those germs as were destined to produce human be ings contained the Bttrango faqulty also of injecting into those beings a disposition to delude and bo deluded to evolve in their imagination a great first cause and to bow down to him and worship him In the ancient days when the devel opment of these primordial germs tStf so far proceeded that some of TthV brighter products ito longer Jtu8DII their tails to tho limbs of tre ado huts and caves for Tcliaence and had learned to build a jdre lhoy ceased to be monkeys and became men A disposition to InquTfcf l things was aroused in their simple brains They began to TcoiiciUlo these things are thus phenomena of nature surprised and ndAl3yciSetnPrdloverawed tho wiser ones among our rude ances tors concluded that an individual premo being a great first cause exist ed somewhere in the sky who mutt theuwholeThisprimitive muu s As time wore orf In nlmostleve yirtrllia attnftjftKnum1 fellow tliougWt out and explained to tho mulVMdHie nature of this imag hfsIV1 tolntpci4their scthatFtiey bepftwotBatidfli d he was right Thus whsidftYpJoivHl and embodied In the nnJils91tiJFl n4pl8pibflbt4ifd lJ 469 ddlifeat ndlntfer tit t1prsm Ibr1lffrfjpEffW different names and possppsin vaiipq eligrFiPrifrf Xe itlUotlctdldIcth an to Jehovah of the Th of such IliWUsUni IIeh divine embodiments of universal p tencir itil hat au strange It w sfepjfovajtyalj in nWdltion ill9rian9ft 4ttcAnc citIng among me Godliness has always ilfJi ttiteIdirttmslgvO and flourished for ijali fpaiiadsil IS1iHJiit 1RdrGdafioNalie rnrfltfBJJflnfllllor18ondt itrte IfltiRllt p at um ltnnltllIvldr t foJpli1s In all partsnfltb- ofliilii h their number te tbb tl 1 fhfimhayoIlone since oeen tothe backshelves iilf diifiiTiiu o irVIIJi1 b don htator WilsffaPmWW dAha4hh if thJ lttatsl lrn tills eunjoaxntr possible savior aro still dlnEtoEjfcPjUK minds of many peopfc St1rPuHhAthtf vtll ql ql1gllllfiVplQt IHpIJpIptI PJJ rI1 Pp l fP16gUenClosfi titIbt r 1J toRt YaftiftcoMlEk111ny9das tetittI JWiiran with a free andW1 r tj s + J l iLJ biased mind can carefully and candid rd what are called the ijScrljjitures and apply to their HOlY1 same diligent attention ndaught that ho would do to other book bufwill surely discover discover that they are simply a combina en ancient ulyatcnc8 ticItions and falsehoods prepared by nnln of isnnrnnl n to nrnivn and To thy IeihlrTtnppn nLmultllmle Ic- niturologynoracearabSssolat por great Ltl bookr rJwMthethe light of modern knwledg the ypIanipso far as facts ancon jerneu willxtDpear as the p net of barbarlanID Iance In the aIm uchiJmost as L iat is shocklnf and abomInableTf Inmany riYdays in a Si day School contest I committed to em bry accurately the Fqur Gospel and the Acts of thQAtabstjes and car red the prize Of cop j9 thoughIwrote them fortha teacher sab so When in later years began to udy geology and do some lilnldng fo myself I was aatoundod to find that Genesis and geology truth and neo logy were at variance I deter ned 1to find out which was right go I bought a suitable bible and read it carefully from beginning to end Greatly to my surprise and disappointment I was obliged to conclude that its numerous books were purely works of fiction poetry and psalmody devis ed by skilful men in the ancient days to deceive and control tho people with revenue on tho side and that Js three dletlcs instead of being gods of love whose tender mercies are over all their works are simply crude do mons devised by an Ignorant priest hood to frighten the people and that Instead of being worshipful divinities tidy are a disgrace to the very name Such will be the conclusion also ofIany candid mind who will give deliber ate attention to the great volume Be sure to carefully and candidly read the scriptures All nlong during the last century the evolution of intelligence and in tegrity has continued to operate In the minds of our clerical friends Every now and then one of Jhem has boldly proclaimed his honest opinion and been convicted of heresy A change of opinion has gradually como over many of them Occasionally they are mustering up courage to express their thought In Plymouth Chuch in Brooklyn long years ago I heard the 3 jrepinrfpx kIlotchezannal111petpmh- pulpit rj that the Bible God Is a moral monstrosity In other words ho pudiated tho Bible gods as the horror of horrors and such they really are Later came tho distinguished success or of Beecher Lyman Abbott parson of the same church who says I no loVgerAeilWJiira great first cause My Gbir d1WrQtflldtlflTQver present o Vlr they r hil for litoveI1IJp l Ilt dregIjrotfst nt clergy men whom I nave met extensive travel In thisand other ountriej that lhgendiedivine revelation a Virginborn Savior Jb an 011h4 tatdocirlnes lUIbelfu I ion TherfflRfo ilfoioVkjlJlod aro thus staking C back seat They ought to 19YiPrfaGfi Pnjmnnstart to finish and people are gradually ascer thl Ins the fact he eoura pus pro ai dlill ilu6lIWJlihHgh wlaccom plishing a great reform It may reas onablybedf lbf allitlJbJoAot true Christians that this modejmiiQod orJBrother Abbott will bo as reluctant of pnr14reoi11Pto DtMVWnJIupplica F18fIRElAtherdivirW 01 menr IIIwecelvlng- tfi h h tttifecebRCtininslaoodvhom we ftnow his no personal existence reboiftf folmhadoraWowtof the in fl funatiflngbabidl aftrin etn glor ious powers of nature vhgthqr good of ba1 lent to us all Evolution Is advance lfalSilrf trf0AbiflJfflfalMVi 11IIOU Ji umilloO hid m ulIw iliiiji URTODATE 1iAI 1 fuigfirriaa ij1o lui hJJIia iljid oJ rl OljL1 rMARRIA1n1I jilj of IJAINnrrD1YOREj 0J till Ir rill dim hl iou oilllan flU IY I dvlRi3AtItESIdCWrUtYF Y 10Rhti1jltniiFtibj1Qpyii25dP1i Z1ojcld 6fjcWpdiiift1i11lfl Itlutittlod i i I niritr iii Ilir11lnJI lIn 1n tJtuiu unlOi dUCYJN1JhnolliObClft Mitii jlIl IJ ifliI2Ti cerom oJtHh ll1JoS Religion By WIIIIap21arion ihDIIPJile t1ol li rlT I1cl SILdv tflro clJrg 31 iii ii IIJh1 1J lJiJe Ud htn9 HilttalJhhllIH ftbinIJtIIIpeQ9 hrBUi s i7tHOm woiid kayo nD iuiniu IIItJItb o i all Coils lignuWiiI11lfi1 idiVt itIWbd ltttIff ea ifanUw1i1i unbbjectfdnauitf lillfeieTUVrformancdfto fInztitti J8rest AHttfitt h tfitflfdft Ja flaI6u IJdll tha tiIisflUc1tI- 1jIi9i i intiiIMt9 s tb- ritahht IS1llf dri hrd1ffi- yiffdft of lamcIove drtiuMWlhvi- 1iIThkIieuhiM1tIIo U kRib1- Itlrjj tJrdTIh 1Ir4oIbut1i6 eo1ik ibrrTilllrtl RIil drdE rblliH n 1 u ty l1llla JWtill1lftlii1drlf- rnJet Mgr IorI1tMiTitPiIdrt ftittf YtiiitOseli tWO lild l t a 1 lHfowHtheabb HlfhaW fn illifIfthrlt sIIiIiiiflM3 tJldt f td 1Itliatthajpiib4 th3smartfor keeping tho OJl1ubdubfiny as nauseating In Ito olobbcrlncss as TIiq Sphinxs La Danbyjunvotfflt glMfno tiio savorS ty wilchexcuses Its recall les V1 QnlulilCQSar 1sink back it in of enert PqIcW lYHIbOirrIt oi c iit quc t1o ii1pitoci- Ptr n itcufcatos tYrhUlo sii1st1ia tb p toei Oordprs sjoulei bo tontenC Iheir- l T 11Ctii rmHpolfIsmodern JacohQaclLmo not a shoe maker at all but an exalted mystic masquerni1lnknl i8a2DhtSomnker Th fqliMtlsmttl18f8n to31i win of GOdt3 somo- hoo W no uoiCtht II1tl- iOiij MtiVtr kno t lis us Itsth r fotlf thab 1iftSChOIf1ItbIC111W1tJ 1tIhio Ifthh moralrromlhCtl1DnglU t1Sbe Pmnnor tIthtp toNfie- prtpertSl tbo tractufflOt igesivitII acci d vii and soooncVhdnd ClotllS siirethaCiIilCrI1fItqijiit lIt which Is f fftdnedforVall Ihlt liReen- 4Uafl wrongJhcrfeJlaaitthp tei1llnfeltt 1 wtlhl ithatI sort of faith wo ldhIt6 b tJ1lttl s9it19g1j5LI 111atIhb0st- at9I8Ul JIu lv JfOI1 worlii mostly AoaIl19s0 In I a ltf florjjjaSt iW t 1P theo1uiIana repjy wHen r P9f34t tdll tries that piogrcssiven9s locn t I lJnt1IPtl1I nfnUluo mgWfl JR J511r may bo nappy on this earthare Il1cwusadlY Ull1tLldUIo h ujijjness another sphere The doctrine that r- ITan snail Ofl 1mmrmnMl eaven t jetty litJf elnnt 00s 1s Q In the pit w rn ta9muc qr I hell about hlml 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way yoUi have discharge ba Our duties ias 4idelojfato to thq great leathering oft IiiboialsII In the iEternalnCityj YoUr diligently loaded inpf with all thorgood thlhgs comlngun der your observatlonfand ihavo dls idiaigddntho cdrgdlnua wjiji to makb Vcllreltefa thou thitoi the joy or tho rdA But noiAyefyi as Wf neediybtf to for wntd iUidigood caudyburisodblr up iH6lflj vffbo Cdngrdsfe was n greati8ucj coss nndSlyoUrlreport ofrdl vim rcacb- iontectathuiaioIeIucate fttHtA1afld ot ilntcrcafcdirqadqrsj You showlthrdugh butilntttoyoil artovthot Warm rind iof bvwfyj athallooidldaPnitest4dlt a you slattoaActhdicloseltafjpagopTOn OfIP7Ol MjNnu SYIiilfl aj lppx ManJd Qneu ldrMkdyhIOO tmc e n41Jyoll rhtl J tv f r1a19g lJ4lth w iYojkj Qftd JjTOUghtohlm 4bacK1Inganjl P IIISthAIlJt t 1otlrqpghIP 9 m rllh thatoMH ij1Shm Juiyp m IItn tiJlpa IOJprils9l11U- 1tJmefdpI q liP yjth tP 4hJQ1 tttijJ1qmlLl1QrJaJjI ttqvor J t qrsofJeirogaqgtl awcII4i twtpjitpght 1jSadQflO1- y0nr l qrAtir Ull QraslbPllld wqr e 9UJlln sepI- nbQtkttmnJlll1JCPI SlptIltl Ijjqii o gppd lIewtlApm aIYpu yejy cowllnjemariMJiilJusJpn tft JfQtu lltf1tWJttJpf 1lmfJ o cIIIi T4IOiQ1i- tWl ftPelJtlwJqb111IUas tq nt bq re ID l11qdMuau UIhllflll tel W Lfl J R11InJyclxwptiM- l Il ibI e 111jV aJftlUVInIfJl fnr JImQr- ltpgalnl lQnri1 hrpIMqy 1Iti1n1- AAUrrLIIII Ylpgtfhe nill1 eJt lii or Jhl1 re iiWe favar- 6tB I1u qtq cqipod t9 hoysp afld jmufihjiod tjuje tQmyi jQomKlJjlhaduJntendCTdk haYe a new msqibqPJl t tII teJot Hm old llI MJIGJl1IgJtJo lmt myvoe ilflCifUqmiln th au1Hnm but much AlFlc0hs lfWJPrmsW I ipgeWpgJHi IJQltJteJr nq4 l1Jt sAOQltmI1JJpr jiat I pust st tI nell tUnal1l lQ ppss son QY- nv t90 prlIHH The buildp iIHqwiprpaIpgnJAe mW fqun1tmf- llhI i be bull 1cIi5u1txilmct IJsllrl iXaspofi8IVl1lW1b1enilnnlshfld I iwlah w uigji l1JRoayi fro1J1cYPl Iposlb- lo your wife also1J qIJ1ayAtlt4e tolStolSpoffJejlsoi this letter be Ulid eaoughtooIIpyia4 yptiliaf fron rliIUpnJ1IMmIOrrows Is very mu on myjnlndrandLhavoattempted to jthattld r I feqJ at a toss to say any lllfuMflwdlMjRPflWhor sorrow I have felt mnchllie same In writing ate11cwou and tpatrorea1tli p4tha bf sultqrtnalD FOOTEe2nJuf1 =thWI1 MrIte1Praf e Jc1Icago lllyJDearDootbr WiIson- tVourbdOkTk Tripif iRome1 nth hu rtcfuW UgUiflcefll nni toadlnrf tho Itit0 lvlthtlg1 great Oealidf Iatf5foflb- nIif11l 1ltiij spethliIgld to initdi r t x Ii t l J that youaroideii as lupoiwo- uld dok thb VlmosV Univer3af lliMin i11spos1t1an oil tho part of 4tmriaWt foOllshlyg st over many of tho abominations that no more than disclose tho hellishness of t5b agosDlnifwhichJ they wore conceived refer particularly to the foOlIsh crow that talk about the beautiful flagla tflpRS and lovely crucifixions and etc1 that one hears to named In foreign art galleries excepting somo Clem niens and yourself 1J10 not recall an American writer who has not bpen guilty of the conventional raving oyer tho pcturei nightmares of the cahicdmIIdIq ages 1 do think there has been moro sickly small talk over thp subject of art In its varlQus pbasfes than upon any other subject People who see no beauty In a rose or my lhMi it quito the thing to stand be JhOsnof tHeir loveliness J like your way pf saUng the facts in the case tsfree from all conyentionai humbug ngIilididc herbilllI cesfrgerierate few How narrativeJs s11fipcltiLe fllcturo eyident and pleasing toUie senses wo get the substanco wUhqut having to wallow through tbe usual sea of vaguely relative circumstance nm greatly Pleased wit the 7prK land vshit m h a large salObut- course you Realize thatanything not entirely In harmony vithctabiishiei1 humbug js unacceptable to th mass of our racp Vth icinaestwlahesI- reznalnI N4 r IIIt Ja Simply Splendid pluR Arizona Dr J IL Vllson7rI Myois read A T Jpto Pome1 I pronounce it just simply splendid You have mule thq facts plain and clear without ridicule I ln one cyep gained hjs point by irldWllng his opponent Tho endorsement pf such men as P K TennyI think quite a jCpmpJlment to your book And I think with Mill that with proper advertiser flient tlat the sale of the book would bo Yflry grcatC B MARTIN rinJ jiiorf Thanks the Author PMP EarthilInn J B Hughesr1 ep elved the Jliook A Trip to Rome f wantj tft thank tbe authoir and Rub ilUjjgr fprIS9 line a book although I Jr YJqYtA4 Writing this ur Iqca n pectatlpns you ought to sejlionejhundr9il thousand copies at it1 price Jt Is an eye opener tpth- ioqiuanrnsMA LE 11- fo qlfe req Poundi HughesdU9h pleaaed wth It Have fattened at least ten ppundjjsjqce I commepceil fa read HlI 4yer Is In better work pjfdor and victuals digest readily jhavft Vbet4er flow of gasi srVtJ9Mca I wfluldreppminend AyTrfP ffl Ilome tP all wio has toflill liver or Sedentary l1IIt71H H DOW iIItllW04hTwentyflve larsn Buckley WI1IA Jaa E Hughes Rqri SfeThp bpflKVA Trip to omp rq gelYed Have read and re ea UH boolc For the first Ump 1jc3zrnedltjiat Dr Wilson np quite dear on the subject socialism put n inijn can bp uptpdatp pn every thngnIam1aEurppoan though from a cpfjntry furtlfpr north which he did i Pttpu9h pn his European tour but copdltiqps arq more or less the same TJius thp hook is very interesting me and Jfi I know I could not got an pther onoI would not take twentyrflve ioljara fqr mjne I have made marks qhibo read widely Jf GRIN IJIValuable for Propaganda Los Angeles California James Ei Hughfisr A Trip to Rome byiDr1 J1 B Wilson M D received Havotnpt had lime tp examine It to any extent but have so far been well pleased The book Is well worth 15001 more Every Freethinker should have it in hlsi library read It and talk It and induce till his acquaintances to buy t- It will do much good In propaganda worlc Si E EADS Must Add His Mite Maine JaB E Hughesnl must add ins mite to the many praises lavished On Dr Wilsons Rome Boot Considering all things Vlztbo linen clal point of the journey which would naturally crop up In nearly everyi ejcj perlcndo tho short time to dd much the great Ulfllculty In matter of longuagbv and many other drawbacks which the Ddctdr lied to contend wltK nil naturally bring tho fal mlnded reader tcJjofllji otto conclusion nail that is that Dr vWilsbn has laid the whole Frcethought world Indebted to iblmhfor the tabl waY honhas1 toldhu experiences noUit tr0 The originaliFreethOufht matter b 9 ihasbeon able toWork lntOthebodypf thd hbqkrvilllnbdia reaUyruscrubcon triInitionitoitlio hitaratitraofthisuhl ifi t jecftJdhdVjannbt fall Ito be read by tUbtio who vould not by any moans rcadiiboolts specially devoted ito Eroe thought Ianj SUre that Pr ivjlsjons ppbilon l9fEnglanrt would bo much different nqwhe hag een there to who t It Yas when wp had a tilt on the subject nUFiurotilings1 rol generally superficial and this Is tho very point that Americans ate aioW to find Out as tIS not till hbJbttH Jl eri abroaa tndt hb begins to reallsd It the Ohio Senator I forgot tho Mme who wrote his experiences lnithR BoBtp Arena qn his relurnj WAttbt1when ho said It began to gopeJ9ninsnot country in the world iyplcnsedtQreiLllso thtImdst suiicffiidaiof dit those ho hhd IItlsltedj mi iAn tenors id you worker Wilson youifwere thbughbla lot til before anti the book you have so nicely written JA tbjo nice conversational style tHat CIYsRyly co oJn quick time from tU- Oleort justas you think it will bef a ccliiiLfynut j only ftir the cauSe of FrOctituiglit b tito rijcbtlplbrd iJoclbr for his Mil oft Uetall th63dwho have not reHd itgetOrttfat otleeN COOPER HEH1SIORY r IOF RELIGION j The Two Characters Named Jesus as Gi en In Allegdry and Parable JldiJ ii By SUSAll J PECK The dlfferendo between an allegory djidiUparablejis that1 in the allegory the Jntqnded meaning Js conveyed iwhUthq parableis given with an parent meaning Intended for the unin fated antI a rea meaning understood blthe ipieiatcdoniy Thus we have zfll hath ears to hear Wt hint hear lhe meri vho had rdnburicetl1 Reason und 6knblnbalJutia6 or Conscience fcr1 SUCIfrCuiUtlciatfonatid crucinxlbn then as now and done by many each day ahdhpurii for in the allegory wee given exanjplesj followed npt by qng ftortwo but by many some gold- JustiqeM r 1npS9D1 by injustice1 Jfb3f pthja djfreren 1m9and His toiuCicOytatlbA iJt ilher thc spfrit ot Trntii byW rbuljli many mines MJvcJliiaVc m irPetei11 I WknottJ JiJsr tljlsllflrfeithatnoiprbphesy pro iparatfon noC thei Soriptdrb Is iof aiiy privatoanterDretaUpnjl 1ji in iii uSiJch mefl whqjiyasjiedi by tfio new br ipttIed IIIJX jirtbles woie us d rqPIIeilIIR IUs gqn unq you to know tho mysteries of theklngdpm of heaven here used as a figure mean- Ing the acquiring of Voftdly wealth itutUo them the comnioni people it Is not givflo For whosopver hath mpwy IP hlpi Mall he given byt wiosopv9i hathnot money from lm shall be t jjei itw even that he jiath Therefpre speak i Spirit belcseeing aeefnb Leafing they hear not the hidden meaning neither do tJiey vunferstand Fpr hls pppplep is wtxerass1and theirears arcj IJf P 1i tVlpletSes rue lest at nn tlmo they shouid Be converted DJtunlntentlbn ally fihould ileai toof thbse ih ttriiiIEeiil I willnWw tOiltosny readbrs1 the ject oftthoflwritdri tif the allegory In presenting tWo characters called Jesus g the ilesspn thrpugout the wlsjeft1 was thatp9ly by being just can man bo saved from sin and its consequences chief lesson was Rght Generation pr generation for its Qwn sake 1lIb no unfruitful wPrks tinUrionefep intended wnidh wbuiU ad inft fecddental births And the contract waa drawn between thb ex ample given in Matt which was that of one born of his fathers ambition and his mqtherSi lore and who tailed cit Hylngj Justly aZer tho age of 30 years and thq other given In Luke 1Yo iremained just through life be cause h9 was born of the equal love of toth parents Other oxainples were ivenj I some lb the Old Testament of those born of mothers ambi tion and the fathers lovd and somc of tfo lore some even of tote some- mnilerttietaw and Bpmp noL Cain waa an qxaraple 9tho child 1qwbq npt of loycj bt tt1W greaer number given in the 04 Testament were later used as figures und r which- to hide tug pbiiticai and eccleslaiVical JilnndbrHg1 bf time pc pie tnbugh briougli1 remain to proVo the facts Tli career followed bythb example given iln Matt nnd which because of transposition employed by later writqraijisiltonbe jtpmid scattered heiwhplfl iNpw Testament Is shpwnlfl Jbfu q of parables in giyfiJEf qt pqfl9Ictl religious Instruc tlon tho te nodilcal Injustice rid tue flgures i1sc1tin depicting ilnjust0 contmion1 of society and the Voll Js lridlvldilai are the beheading of John tho Baptist the hushing of tho Voice of Conscience and betrayal and Crucifixion of Jesus the Spirit of Gans len o J NOTE REDUCTIONS Hampdon 18 sizoISpecial ItWay 23 J2600J Now R Wayft 23 Jls S24r Douber Watch Co 21ijls 17 same IT Jla U4 Ut1FatherRaymond 19 JU 20 B W Ray mood 17 jls1850 JtsU9Crescentphoton Tracey Co Premier 17 jlsii 1850 samo not Premier The above guaranteed to pass1 R Way Inspectors 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increased rate and the improve concurrentIRELIGION A WIDE CURSE That religion in any form is an incessant breed er of human strife and conflict giving encourage ment to the baser passions of men may be inferr ed from the writings of Annie H Small a new Christian apologetic in her recently published work entitled Studies in the Faiths In it she urges a closer compact or a stronger union of all the church forces in order to be prepared for a pro longed religious war between the followers of Christ and the followers of Mohammed that is predicted to be terribly waged and at fearful cost Thus it is to be perceived that in this late day and age when a spirit of toleration is supposed to have taken possession of the minds of men an appeal tc the sword is advocated as an arbiter touching the supposed truths of revealed religion and again blood is to flow to push forward the sign of the crossSpeaking on this subject the writer says The inevitableIations bloody and disastrous or whether it is not possible even yet for the church to unite her forces and to meet the common enemy with a frank avow jjfal of the first wrong and offer belated indeed but i now Christ earnest and sincere of the knowledge of Here is a frank avowal on the part of the writer that the cause of Christ cannot be advanced to any appreciable extent without the shedding of human blood yet ready and willing to shed that blood and sacrifice human life that the propaganda of a dun tl gerous delusion might find strength The term dangerous delusion is used here advisedly for any ism that must lent to war is dangerous and t4thereis no longer any doubt in the minds of think ing people that the gospel story is a delusion t throughout On the other hand it seems to be a question from the writer s point of view whether the church should shoulder the burden whether by r policyor expediency she take up the cudgel in her own defense or monkeylike start the row and tben by strategy and diplomacy force the conflict upon the nations to the end that a fearful war maybe invoked bloody and disastrous and the Isla t t r I mites forced to accept Christ at the point of the bayonet or before the cannons brazen Aye sing out ye minions unite in one grand chorus glory to God in the highest for while we are told that the angels in Bethlehem sang JPeace on earth and goodwill toward man it has never been sung by the orthodox Christian church since Blood fire and death have followed in its awful wake the cross is now the sign of human despair Before its black shadows hope flees and its triumph mcalis death But what is all this bloodshed for7 What occas ion is there for iU Oh well Mohammed refused to accept or acknowledge Christ and as his followers today adhere to his notions concerning the Nazarene they must be made to change their opinions and look upon Christ as IT In Mohammeds rejection of the gospel Christ Miss or Mrs Small declares That he formed conclusions upon very iusuflicicnt knowledge is the terrible blunder of his life of which full use has been made by Christine writes The writer of that sentence apparently forgets that Mohammeds principal argument against the tradition of the crucifixion was his ability to believe that Ood would actually have permitted such a grewsome tragedy Was it not this very doctrine that moved Thomas Paine to re volt when but a child of eight years he refusing to believe or at least became horrified at the assertion that God would have been compelled to sacrifice his own son because he could not get re venge in any other way Prom this thought Paine penned that immortal sentence Any system of re ligion that shocks the mind of a child cannot be n true system And so instead of accepting Christ Mohammed declared that there was but one God jind Mohammed is His prophet This was natural because Mohammed was in the prophet business himself and prophets hated rivals especially when they prophceicd concerning a different deity The crucifixion theme is the most harrowing iii the entire system of Christian theology Sensible minds have long ago discarded the doctrine lu the days of Mohammed men of intelligence reject cu it not because Mohammed rejected it but be cause they could not bring their minds to that condition of credulous belief to regard the story with favor It is said of Mohammed that he so hated tin sign of the cross that if any article no matter how valuable conic into his hands bearing the jnnrli it was utterly destroyed and at once So horrified i as he at the very thought of that inspired tragedy that he rejected it absolutely and without question upon the cross was not Jesus but some one senting him Now because of this war is inevitabe and worse still we have a woman who is supposed to have sonic tender mercy in her heart urging church union to be prepared for a war that is to be bloody and disastrous The conclusion is thatif Chris tianity cannot thrive upon its own merits oftit inherent value if any it has then it ought to perish and front the face of the earth U Grants definitiQuoLwlublltrne nnd cligiqQ ing in the game o f wait then it would apply with equal force to religion aiid the world would be better off were it purified of all religions Christian Pagan The day is at hand when the civilized world will be able to realise that the allconquering power is human love and human kindness Dot brutal and cowardly fear e e The whole religious and political creed of te priest and the politician is that to him that haw shall be given and he shall have an abundance while from him that hath not shall be taken even that which he It is this kind of a policy that wrecks the altars of innocence pollutes tho fanes ol the people breaks the sword of justice and binds the Goddess of Liberty with chains of gold r Rev B J Johnson denomination unknown but of gay and giddy Gotham is reported as having been shocked at the vision of a girl bather who Venuslike hugged the shores of the limpid Lake llopcatoug attired in a costume that was too beau tiful to wet No wonder the preacher was stirred for to even read about it is worth a dozen thrills There arc different ways by which this preacher could have been spared his blushes He need no have been on the scene at all and being there he could have turned his head the other way How ever the flesh is weak and preachers are but men after all At last as the Blade expected Ohio 5s in fair shape to get a washing of its trust linen I hirty nine laundrymen have been indicted and theymust show cause why they have entered into a conspiracy to add half a cent to the cost of having a collar or a cuff put in order Here is a crusade we can all understand All of us at least all of us who like to shift our linen at least once a day in summer time know this particular octopus whose habitat is soapsuds and whose tentacles are so sharp that they fray the edges and frazzle the ends of our property while we pay for the privilege of being despoiled Next Tie education bill that has passed the British House of Commons can hardly be acceptable to our English Freethinkers after all if we can judge from the provisions of the bill as given in this country While the measure denies the use of pubis money for denominational religious instruction in the public schools which is a step forward yet it is provided that there shall be some religious instruction attendance at which is not compulsory Heretofore we have been unable to understand the opposition of the London Freethinker to the measure which is now made clear in that there should be no religious instruction at all denominational or otherwise It may be that half a loafs better thins none and it would appear that wedge of rationalism has made a successful entry into the English school system heraldic of better reforms to follow vf r in 1 J IiA THE NEW STATE CONSTITUTION Editorial in Blade Addressed to Freethinkers In Oklahoma Brings An Interesting Discussion Our readers will recall the editorial published some time ago in the Blade calling on the Freethinkers of Oklahoma to see that their rights were fully protected when adopting the State Constitution A subscriber took the pains to send a copy of that Issue of the Blade to persons interested in the subject with the result that an interesting discussion upon the adoption of a Constitu tion for the now state and what ought by right to contain has been given publication in the Times of Marietta Ohio Below is a reproduc tion of the articles written which will be of value to all persons in the newI State deslrlous of preserving liberty as far as a Constitution can guaran tee it The New Oklahoma State Constitution What should we put into the eon stitution of our new state of Oklahoma What rights do wo wish to secure and what legislation make pos our new state should we have direct legislation by the Inltatlve and referendum Should wo have tho town meeting system for local government Should we have mary elections for party nominations Should we have the Australian ballot system Should we have an educa tional qualification for voting a property qualification for voting Should women be given the suffrage Should property be listed at Its mark et value for taxation Should church be taxed Should franchises be taxed or should taxation be limited to tangible property Should farm lands min eral lands and town lots held out of use for speculative purposes be taxed at a higher rate than lands in use How shall property be assessed for departments should we have in the administrative branch of the state government What county of ficlals should we have and what should be the powers and duties of each What public road system and what public school system should bo adopted and in each should the unit be the local district the township or the county Should there be religious exercises In the public schools and If so should they be Protestant Catholic or Jewish Should the liquor traffic bo probiTiitedtiirodgouE thTSTate1 Should counties be made large In der that there be fewer counties fewer officials and smaller expenses Should we have the federal system the board system the town meeting system or the present system Should provision be made for municipal ownership and operation of public utilities such as water works lighting plants tele phone systems street car lines etc Should it be permitted to a town or city government to grant a franchise to a public utility corporation without a referendum to the people Should either exclusive perpetual or long term franchise bo prohibited What should be done In the matter of rail road rates Should railroads be prohl hibltcd from glvlr free passes to pub lie officials Should the state publish the public school books What should he done to hold the trusts In check These are some of the many questions now receiving the careful at tention of all thoughtful and partlot Ic citizens of the two territories While It will rest with the legislature Instead of the constitutional convent tion to solye many of the problems mentioned the constitution will he in fluenced by the position held by the delegates upon these questions- In order that we may avoid the mistakes other states have made that we may secure all our rights and make possible an uninterrupted progress It goes without saying that the delegates soon to be chosen to the con stitutional convention should be men who have studied those questions who are acquainted with the experiences of other states with their constitutions and who cannot be Influenced by the lobby the special Interests are sure to have present at the convention This Is of moro importance than that they should be great constitutional law is to be expected that ours will be the best constitution over formed At any rate it will be superior to all others If our delegates do their duty for they will have advantages and portunities never before possessed by the farmers of the fundamental law of a state Much more will be ex pected of them than of the consti tutlon makers of any other state for they can avoid tho mistakes of all other states Vox Populi Okmulgee I T July 25 Okmulgee Democrat Something More About the Oklahoma State Constitution aEditor of the Democrat In your last Issue Vox Populi asked many perti nent questions but too many to be an swered at one time but as the people r of all parts of tho future Oklahoma are Interested in what shall be In our new constitution permit me to press my preference as to what I would like to see incorporated in the aaks In our new state should we have direct legisla tion by the initiative and referendum I answer yes td the referendum and no to the initiative I do so because the legislature Is required to submitJ a great satiny of tho more important laws to tho people for approval before such proposed laws become effective the rights of the people will bo safely guarded and If the referendum proves a success I believe the initiative can ben called into USe when the people havo become acquainted with the manner and method Few men know how draft a law therefore I say let the legislature draft the measure and submit it to the people and If It is a measure which appeals to a majority of the people let It become a law But to give every person the right to pre pare a measure for a law is to open the gates to a lot of nonsense and folly and would soon bring a great and good principle into disrepute with the best and most Just of the people Again he asks Should we have the Australian ballot system and Should we have primary elections for party dominations lIt I answer yes in both It Is the greatest safe guard of liberty and is in absolute necessity for the holding of a fair elec tion All citizens should be allowed to be the perfect masters of their own vote If It be possible for a man to learn how another votes or has voted It will be possible for corrupt men to buy votes but render It Impossible for any man to know how another man has voted Let the ballot be secret and If possible let It be Impos sible for any man to be able to prove how he has voted Such a system will prevent the buying of votes And If the educational test of the voter be made when required or when called for We will have a better electorate and a stronger and safer government The young man who has reached the age of 21 years and has not learned to read and write English language is not a good governor for the new state of Oklahoma The man who votes for law under the referendum above mentioned should be able to read the law The man who has not energy and ambition enough to learn to read and write is not a proper person in my Judgment to vote for officers to make this declaration to apply to all persons regardless of race color or condition Let the voter learn to read and write and then he has d right to say who shall be elected to make and execute the laws of his state And I would say further let the first and second legislatures have the power to submit an amendment of the constitution to the people strik- Ing out tho word male so that If the women were qualified In the right of suffrage that the women too might be allowed to vote But I would not allow a property qualification to be ever made a law in Oklahoma Should church property be taxed asks Vox Populi I answer yes Let no religion bo taught In schools and let no religion be favored under the law Many very good people complain that the name of God does not appear In the constitution of the United States Quite true but there is no country on earth where there are as many churches and ministers too as In the United States of North America where all religious sects are tolerated and where at least In theory all are upon an equal footing Let their property be taxed the same as other property The exemption of church property from taxation Is one way of favoring that particular church The church society or religious society which is too poor to own property and which rents a loft or a cant store building for religious pur poses pays a rental which is based upon the property which Is taxed and the very religious society If religious societies should be favored is not only favored but Is being dlscrlminatqd against by law hence I say let all religious societies be treated alike in the new state of Oklahoma It Is a favor to the wealthy religious socie ty to exempt it from taxation while the struggling society too poor to own property cannot be favored and yet It pays taxes when it rents non relt ious property ALFRED JAMES Weumka I T July 28 Olemulgeo Democrat CHRISTIANITY A MORAL FACTOR Statistics From British Prisons ShowI Religious Beliefs of Manner to Christian InfluencesI From Secular Thought Tho August number of Secular Thought published at Toronto Can ada contains the following remarka blo statement concerning the profes sions of religious belief and unbe l i liefs by the prisoners Incarcerated the convict establishments of Bug land and Scotland Our American vocates g of the alleged benign in j fluonces of Christianity may ponder upon the showing here made v Creeds of the Prisoners In British t Prisons An Interesting return was Issued from the Home Office of the declared religious creeds of the prisoners In each of his Majestys prisons In Great JttlBritain on the 28th of March last The prisoners on that day In England iand Wales numbered 21580 and the return classifies them acording to tho following denominations fil Church of England 16089 Roman Catholics 4397 Jews 257 Weslyan f 352 Methodist Now Connexion 8 Primitive Methodist 65 Bible Chris i1 tlans United Methodist 8 Methodist Q Free Church Calvinistic Methodist 29 Congregational 53 Presbyterian 79 Baptist 132 Salvation Army 11 Unitarian 13 Quaker Plymouth d Brethren 1 Christian Brethren 1 Greek Church Luthran 19 Walden scan Mahomedan and Buddhist 3 r Spiritualist Atheist 22 no religion 26 not ascertained total 21680 In rJScotland there were on the same dayr tsons1724 Roman Catholics 981 Episcopalian 140 Lutheran and Jews 6 j Ja l SUMMER TIME TABLE lL R Lexington Eastern Railway Corn + pany Effective May 20 1906 JEast Bound La Leave Pm AmY No No 4i t Lexington Ky 225 XLClay City Ky 400 9l35V a Stanton Ky 410 923 Campton Junction Ky 440 906 i Natural Bridge Ky 445 964 1 Torrent Ky 457 10 08 + Beattyvllle June Ky 618 1029 Athol Ky 645 1059r 0 K June Ky 606 1126 Jackson Ky 610 1130 Y Train No2 dally except Sunday Train No4 dally- West 3 Bound Leave Am Pm N i Noiil jackson Ky V62CL 2126 0 K Tune KyrAi 629 v236T lolTKy 5ir 263 Beattyvlllo Juno Ky 726 320T Torrent Ky 747 3f42j Natural Bridge Ky 801 365 Campton June Ky 803 35Ti Stanton Ky 828 421ii t Clay City Ky 837 434 tL E Junction Ky 9110 603 iftWinchester Ky 923 6204 Lexington Ky 1010 605JTrain No I dally except Sunday Train No3 Dally t ti Beattyvllle Junction Trains Nos a 3 and 4 with the L A for local stations on the L A Railway t O K Junction Trains Nos 3 and 4 with the O K for local eta ii ions on the O K RallwaYJL E Junction Nos and 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