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T r l t i It t I jit4W GRASS BLADEWE AIM TO OUT DOWN ERROR AND ESTABLISH TRUTH vA T n i ndVOLUME AshtApa LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY AUGUST 26 1906 PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A Y EAR IN ADVANCE lts- tSrr f 4JAMESi E HUGHES Editor aiH Publisher TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTIoM One issue for one year 100 in advancl Jin clubs of Five NEW subscribers 50 cents eatfj Terms100 per year in advance f fgn sub scription 150 per year Five new subscribers sent for one yearjjQJ 250 Send your subscription by registered V post- t office or express money order NewY J draft and if personal checks are sent add on charges as local banks charge ford collecting same t hMake all money orders drafts checks itci paya ble to James E Hughes Lexington Ky t When address advise Ujif office dddressc1 When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old subscriber 4 The address slip on the paper will sho expiration of subscription and serve asa receipt as the date changes as soon as the subscriber pays Subscriptions to the Blade are not disco iPedat tihtup tinued Office of Publication is located at 153 W Short St Lexington Kentucky Entered at the post office at Lexington Kentucky as Second Class Mail Matter Address all communication to Blue Grass Blade P 0 Box 393 Lexington Kentucky +1 ++ 1+++++ +101+1 i EDITORIAL t + af II 111 + 1 ++ + t II 1111111 10 + Awnys wear a smile Dont carry u funeral in your face 0 Your life is just exactly what you make it r Learn to smile through tears for the latter will dry quicklyINever borrow trouble for it demands a fearful rate of interest s r Did you ever know a preacher who did not want to piny with loaded dice r i r a If men would but school themselves to always see the silver lining the world would be deal brighter r A London Judge has barred newspaper artists from his court room on the ground that they em barrassed the witnesses Such an order is sure to embarrass some newspapers r Failing to win the love of a girl of 20 Alois Tur cinsky of Manitowoc Wis climbed into n garret and hanged himself lie was only a callow youth ofninetyfive years too impetuous to reflect that the lovoof twenty girls is not everything and that in another hundred years It would have been all the same r The priest knows the all in all of things He is the advance agent of the Holy show andyet not the wisest in that great owlerie can comprehend the fundamental principle of Naturos first and great t i est law that of gravitation Not one can tell J whence he crone whither he goes or what he will do when he gets there They are uncertain wheth er their ancestors were angels or apes Ever since the creation if scripture is to be believed the upper and nether powers have been tf t7i 1f1 Ij using this old earth as a recruiting ground for their respective armies According to the latest advices from authentic sources the devil seems to have secured the bulk of all the ablebodied volunteers leaving the deity to content himself with a few female congregations and an occasional preacher Shall labor longer continue to starve while sunny savannas bursting with fatness no food Why must they wander houseless and homeI less through summers heat and winters cold while great mountains of granite comb the fleecy clouds and forest monarches measure their strength with the storm They freeze while beneath their very feet are countless tons of coal incarnate kisses of the sungods fiery youth That charmed circle known as home the common heritage of all lies far away from them yet there is room enough for all r Glory mid honor be to those brave and intrepid sons of earth who through centuries of torture and dark despair made freedom of thought and its expression a possibility even in this day Though Time may sweep from the records of the world the story of their righteous endeavor and their names sound no more in the ears of men the good they wrought will still remain the priceless heritage of the race furnishing forth the foundations for nobler cults purer ideals and grander concep tions of the power and destiny of mankind So far the Blade has failed to receive or hear any objection to the proposed increase in the cos of annual subscription as suggested in our last issue This is taken as a favorable sign of the unanimity of our subscribers as many have written commending our course As a rule Freethinkers admit that the laborer is worthy of his hire and they appear willing to acquiesce in the slight increase of subscription asked for in order to proper ly support the paper It is our fervent belief tha the Blade is worth every cent of the money Re member friends that the change in rates will be come effective October 1st All renewals paid before that date will be accepted at the old rate Renew als or new subscriptions made after that date will tfiTFbuoiyed only at the new rate namely 150 per annum Cliiifriffive tone remittance will there after be at the rate oiT tl 00 each Nov let one ieiinii jut busy Each one uu wuaiiiiiieu a com mittee of one to solicit at least one new subscriber W3 want to increase our circle of readers I should be in a million homes Dont put the matter off but what you are willing to do do now it THE CHURCH AND THE BALL GROUND Complaining of the fact that at a recent baseball game played on a Sunday in New York City thir tyfive thousand people were in attendance and that ten thousand more were refused admission for lack of accommodation while not one solitary church in that great center of population teeming with humanity could boast of a full house much less an overflow meeting a Gothnmite preacher stumbled across the truth and told his congrega tion that to win the people the church must be made more attractive more popular and more viting That this is true none will venture to deny bu there is only one way whereby the church can acquire these essentials to success and that is by discarding its threadbare dogmas its pains and penalties imposed against all who dare to think fo themselves give up its infallible bible lose its god in the new deal labor more for the sake of human ity and less for Jesus sake If the church as an organization wants to really succeed it must effect a radical transformation It must be so conduct ed that the people will come to it with as healthy an appetite as they will flock to see a baseball con test The preacher referred to is a live man wide awake to existing Should he design act upon the impulsessuggestod his church tvil- soon become a church of humanity and Christianity will be lost sight of in the transition Preachers in the end tire bound to realise tha even the most troublesome topics of the time arc AYorthy of attention mad consideration By such means the church can be made as powerful a factor in the molding of public opinion for good as the press or the rostrum Time true concept of duty to fearlessly deal with large questions as ntatr involving human principles such as applied i4 al ity nnd the relations of men as brethren without God Let churches make an appeal for an in teligent healthy appetite for truth as the bbl i grounds create a like appetite for sport and better day will soon begin to dawn t ON THE INDEX EXPURGATORIUS The politicians of the Vatican have put an official ban on the work of Fogazzaro an Italian author his latest production being 11 Santo meaning The Saint It is a work of rationalistic tendencies and to smile favorably upon it will be to stimulate and excite the Papal wrath Its effect if read by the Catholic laity will bo to invite the sappers nnd miners of the higher criticism who fromyith in the walls of the sects have been blasting away tie t foundations of Protestant orthodoxy to do time same sort of a thing from within the walls of Roman Catholicism There is nothing in time book however beyond a Itk r P P C 1 few stale platitudes that is calculated to domuch damage to Home Its author is a Cntholic and rtn Italian n representative of a type of theologian with which all Freethinkers are familiar namely one who affirms and denies in the same breath The book leaves the inference that its author is trying ID straddle two stools ns far renibvcd from each other as the antipodes and never fall between them who elnd in the shreds and patches of a discarded orthodoxy snuffles endlessly round and round the brink of deepseated questions without daring to plunge in and bring back a decisive answer Fogaz aro is evidently a theologian who cherishes still the shadow of Ji faith the substance of which he has lost And yet the novel may be a potent book for good Its chief contention is that the church to live is bound to grow to broaden out and ex pnnd And this is true For if the church is to prosper it must inevitably square itself with the intellectual demands of the age and ultimately make the confession that its dogmas ore but the shadowy symbols of truths that cnnnot be forum lated It so happens however that the Vatican has spoken Whethedfor good or evil the book is not to be rend by they true Cntholic The latter will doubtless submit dutifully to the Papal decree and refuse to rend or a tertain it t THE DISTINCTION AND THE DIFFERENCE Although the Blade cheerfully publishes the criticisms offered bylo II Stone who is a warm und personal friendf this paper his article be thetass nothing therein calculated to convince it that so palled Free Love would have a tendency to remove innny of the sex evils cmanating from our present System and to reassert our belief in the notion that Free Love is but urbaric fancy a doctrine reversion instead of progression thitjudgment Stones article The Blade has charged and still jcharges that Free Love qs now promulgated its ndvocntcs would lead inevitably to polygamy Kind polyandry and this view although strenuously denied by Mr Stone is practically admitted in nn of his paper This is precisely what the Snfiidc complains of because it would destroy th iM3 tin tin firosuliv tpvct tlio fniinl caUbT nnd latter the very foundations upon whi odorn tendts toward such nn ultimate directly or will ever find the Blade an ardent foe whether ad vocated under the guise of Freedom or not Of course it may not matter in the end what view tin Blade is disposed to take whether or not it oppose- or approves the world will plod along just th same but there is profit in the discussion for out ofa multitude of counsel there is wisdom some times It may be true nnd the Blade does not pre sume to absolutely know that no one has been great enough or wise enough to tell us for stir whether we by nature monogamous polygon ous or promiscuous but the greatest minds of nge including the Free Love advocates urge that monogamy is the one desire ble end and ifa s tem of philosophy negatives monogamy it is and societytdoc- trine Mr Stone asserts there are only two ways equalI hisIa female who had tried one man as a father to two children and not meeting with desired results seeks out another male still dissatisfied goes afte another and so on ad libitum ad infinitum nauseum Under such nn arrangement the family tic would be gone Its altars would be destroyed und a woman made the partner iu a multiplicity of marital concerns the children if compelled to 1live together brought up in nn atmosphere of an tngonism preferences manifested that would result luminatII andry in its most virulent form Being so is not friend Stone both great enough und wise enough to point out what would follow the adoption of that Free Love which he advocates so strenuously analysisthe male must be accorded precisely the snot privileges and we have the entire system laid bar Promiscuity prodigality nnd plentitude And pmmen it declared that Free Love must inevitably drop into polygamy and polyandry Now we have friend Stones word for it or his illustration of a woman mating for desired offspring is also aIIfn fetched conclusion and means nothing In the realm of law and politics men aunt women may be made equals and their rights and privileges on n par but in morals and philosophy they are not equals nnd seven will be until the entire nature of man has undergone a change In this the Blade foes not include women in the term man a matter of fact woman is mans superior in She must be It is natural for her to be so Even the brute man demands it In regard to sex wo urn is led only by her maternal longings but nt is driven by passions fiery scourge Time ma it seeks the woman is to be sought Man would not be true to his mate if he could If he had Venustfor a wife he would jump a creek or swim a lake o dally with a Sappho Womans nature is toward continency Mans is toward incontinency Wo man is morally purer than man and the Blade would keep her so rather than reduce her to mans levelIThe acme of supernal wisdom will be reached when the buck negro is to be accorded the same sex rights as the Caucasian To be logical why not extend it to an ape What a nation we would be come with a population wearing the complexion of a new made saddle and white women nursing pickaninnies at their breasts Could any woman under such conditions be encourasred to do the best she can for herself thereby enabling her to exercise a beneficent influence upon all who came in contact with her Not much If Free Love is to be carried into such extravagances the sooner it is rooted out the better To our critic the Blade would say that it is pleased to know that he is notI enamored of the subject at the expense of truth and justice The Blade may not be able to convince him that his docttrines are wrong but it fearlessly expresses its belief that they are lIe is simply confounding love with sex Love stay exist without thought of sex just us spx is used without love For all prac tical purposes love is as free as it ever will be right now When Cupid lets slip a sure enough dart and hitsthe hearts aimed at neither arc com 1pelled to send their feelings to a chemist for analy sis They know what arils themjis certain as did Romeo and Juliet Toclpy love laughs nt locks and J bars The human heart remains the same Love needs no greater freedom than it now enjoys Pas f sion must needs be restrained This is both the 1 distinction and the difference THE ORTHODOX a BAZOO Jffi slime editor of the Princeton Tribune whatever t that is should rename his paper and as a sugges tion he might adopt the title of this article The f withlysame some general idea of the value of his organ In any event he is prthodox if he is anything which we seriously doubt While he designates W C Daly a subselibrto this paper as either Losing his a dd fool becagggjSJfis an Xjreligioujoptic salvation yet Daly n have the satisfaction of knowing that even a dd fool or a person without sense is an entity and has won some recognition but the editor of the Tribune is incap description in that the dictionary fails to sfurnish a name for him that would be sufficiently expressive and descriptive An intelligent world a feeling world a thinking world must wonder what manner of man can he- be tithe could gloat over the miseries and misfor etunes of a fellow creature whether they be real or mnginary Not content with dawning his critic e1V C Daly in this world he presumes to take upon himself the perrogatives of Almighty God and proceeds to damn in the next untried unheard And why Oh just because Daly is an outspoken and open Infidel and the Tribune of course does not believe that way Listen to this chunk of wis concerning3alyYou dont believe what you are advocating nnd if you were brought down to deaths door you would be calling upon God whom you now denyxto save you from the wrath to come but we have i doubts whether he would hear your prayer Great und glorious is religion when it can make 1a man feel that way What a neighbor what a And how the devil dots the Tribune know that Daly does not believe that which he advo cntes Who made the Tribune the mental monibtor of the human mind Does he infer that Daly 1 just because he is nn Infidel is living a li01 Would 1he tell Daly that to his face And by whet right does he assume that Daly or any other Infidel would call upon Gods name when brought to tenths door Having lived without God the fillet can die without Him and thousands of do so And by what authority does this muckraker infer that if Daly did call upon God Inillatter would not hear his prayer Is it not that there is more joy in heaven over one who repenteth and is saved than over ninety and Dulyt i of walking time golden streets of the New Jerusalem While f thq lamp holds out to burn we are told that theYvilest sinner may return but the Tribune or its editor would amend the Christian doctrine and spoutrto dewy some creature n chance to enter glory If his religion has made him so brutal then we rejoice in Dalys Infidelity nnd wish there were more like him in nnd about Princeton to set the balance n better example It would appear to the Blade at this viewpoint wrongsrace we can discover no earthly reason for its existence It is an old argu = nt Continued on Page 4 first colu- mnT 2f r t It LITERARY CRITIQUE OF A TRIP TO ROM By C A ALLISON Literary critics arrogate to themselves an air of infallibility in matters literary which becomes ridiculous In the light of the silly things which their greatnesss permits or perhap compels them to say The silken wrinkles in their conceit doubtless need to be removed by the use of a little hot irony and a little merri ment at their expense should be a licious morsel to the awestricken reader Let each reader judge for him self what is excellent In a book an what constitutes a good book I shall offer my estimate of Dr Wilsons book but urge others to form independent judgments I confess a partiality for the ponderous and involved sentences of Milton and Maeterlink but admit that the clear periods of Dr Wilsons are in better style Such Is their lucidity that one forgets to notice how his words ore constructed Down the bay we drift past great liners fruit laden from the sunny South past returning sloops and smacks weighted with the finny tribe past great sails from Indias spicy coast past gay excursion parties turning from a wellspent day among Natures wilds past ocean greyhounds burdened with human freight both from arctic and tropic climes on dow past the great forts past Sandy Hook then out into the wide offing Here is a long sentence consisting of many parts yet all so happily anged as to give a sense of perfect harmony like the figures and tracery of a great church window Time cannot be taken to note all the beauties of this quotation but the words have a swing like the progress of the ship on which he rode the diction is strikingly apt and the rhythm of the succes slve phrases is like the powerful throbl of the engines The dots omission of a superfluous word The great ship turns her prow eastward and sets all her mighty maI chlnery in motion throbbing pulsating straining she cleaves and fairly seems to lift herself through the white fringed billows Here Is a piece of language engine eerlng that has seldom been equaled for descriptive and dynamic beauty If dug painfully from some dead Ian guage It would undoubtedly be so conIee Inc on na i lent Un In the darkness oi tbfajji the cutting through thE snow anners of y the inky waves the sky and stars a millions miles above you tenthousand feet of brine below and only a plank between you and eternity for though mighty and powerful the ship may seemcommanding our pride andawes it Is now with its freight of dlse and souls but a speck upon the face of immensity What a sense of littleness comes over us in such an hour 11Here is the brush work of a master an exercise of profound understanding Again I use dots to indicate the omission of words which from my hypercritical viewpoint are super fluous I know something of four Ian guages and find barbarous words and expressions in all of themIFree unconfined and unclaimed the waves of the interminable ocean wreathe their crisped smiles Free and unchecked Neptunes white hounds low loud oer the boundingt deep The great sea is free in many ways is typical of humanity Its listless chimes seem to breathe the sad undertone the mournfulness not only of ancient life but also the heart sorrows df the world today Its restless waves breathe the ever repeating disappointments which unceasingly are wearing out the lives of the tolling and despairing masses Again it breaks the ever repeating disappointments which unceasingly are wear t ing out the lives of the tolling and despairing masses Again It breakst t up the sealed fountains of our and lifts the mind to thoughts as high and great as tho jutting crags that beetle oer its surge It has its great undercurrents of discontent its gulf streams of passion its monsoons of violence and like the apparently peaceful nations of men no matter how smooth and peaceful its surface war universal reigns in its depths bel low There too the strong erful prey upon the weak and helplessJ showing that in this respect mankind has not evoluted far from the savage instincts of his sealy ancestors As a description and a comparison this passage is fit to compare with any in literature But as a statement of factNo a thousand times No No one has felt more bitterly than my self the brutality and robbery of man the of th 11oceancountless pearls of pity and inestima ble treasures of wisdom and of love The statement Is only a half truths but we must not forget the terrible factthat it is half way trueI x 11 l Space is too limited to show forth with what beauty and scholarship he writes of the wonders of the ocean But this is not merely a volume for tabEd e Shakespeare and read often And theres naught in the world so deep 0 sea Naught naught but a deathless love Which glveth and lavlsheth all like thee And which cometh from above Like thee too Love neither pauses nor sleeps In Its over restless flow And like thine Its secrets are burlsd in deeps dNo mortal can fathom or know There is a lyric sweetness in these verses which he wrote about Ithe ocean a depth and purity of feeling like Tennysons beautiful lines shoo the sea Nothing nobler could be carved upon his monument than this Dr Wilson flourishes a versatile pen and he has a happy way of mingling the sublime with wholesome banter his raillery Is fine rather than profes slonal But I can not pardon his slang even If it Is characteristically Ameri Wilson gives us an entertaining and witty chapter about Shakespeare and his home at Stratford His wit is subtle adroit spicy and mirthful His chapter on London is crammed with history and interesting facts He gives a magnificent description of St Pauls church but condemns the pictures there because Beside the cross and the Prince of Peace Is seen the battleax and spear and the deadly conquest Here you see plainly de picted the meaning of the union of church and state The description- of Westminster Abbey is replete with scholarly information and glistens with bright comments He changed that sombre old repository of death into one long lively smile The para graphs concerning Londons art gal ery and the Brlttish Museum are fascinating and instructive- Dr Wilsons story or Paris is a flower graden and fruit orchard of beautiful and vivacious description Names with which we have all been familiar from childhood drop from his pen with fresh interest like newly polished coins of gold His strictures on art especially religious art are too sweeping but having been dosed with conventional absurdities by professional art critics it is a delightful relaxation to meet a man of sufficient vlrjllty lo havo independent views crt e ruth te a sa what is artto pie may not be art to Dr Wilson There is no absolute test of the highest art What he says about the portrait of Mona Lisa is very witty and realistic but I can not agree that her general features are homely But there Is one picture about which connoisseur myself and Dr Wit on can agree That is The Cleaners This painting of Millais Is the most popular in the whole great collection Every one wants to see The Gleaners and why Why has it struck such a popular chord Why do people pass the gods by In order to see The Gleaners I will tell you and It will prove all that I have said in my critl cis InstThe Gleaners touch your heart strings which vibrate with hu sympathy and sorrow at the sight of poor old useless women having- to glean stray heads of wheat and then shell them out with their hands In der to allay hunger You sorrow that uch conditions should exist In beau- eous plenteous England and France Your own back grows weary as you stand and look at their fixed bent silent figures This is Dr Wilsons estimate of the picture The art judge would dilate on its magnificent technique its effectiveness grouping and perspective All these features appeal to me but best of all is its sublime strength sanity and patience Injustice and antiquated aristocracy and ecclesiasticism are incisively stung with terrible persistency through the book He mourns the Hn goring degradation of priestly and kingly authority but exults at manhood and womanhood slowly rising out of IL Although Dr Wilson and myself are good friends we fail to agree on roll gionBut Ingersoll was one of the sublimest preachers that over lived I believe Dr Wilson to be rell in the truest sense of tho term book Is a glittering escapade against economic Injustice a Japanese campaign against the strongholds- of superstition a tiny beam helping to herald the dawning day of the human tiesHis argument against war Is new and forceful His sympathy for the struggling inrasses of Germany is beautiful but not altogether deserved Parenthood is one of the noblest of of man but for men and women produce children where their help loss little lives must be toilsome and- tarved a and miserable is utter inhu manity Far better the Joys of the house of assignation than the sutte- elagsola family of little ones i t i rHls beautiful and eloquent lion of Switzerland must lie read realized His words are and as wholesome as the which he so graphically writes is a description of the view top of Mount Pllatus 0 what a sight what a Lucerne looking like a town your geography The steamers low looking like small stiffs mountain sides fringing the blue us entirely obscuring our view to pass away and to permit burst of glory to strike on the white frozen peals all around the blue distance and stood like nels of chastity and truth warm vaccinating and earth below This brain of man has the distance of the great sloping to tho west and the night worlds that pierce the ether I had seen him dip ocean painting the slues with crimson tinting the pearly clouds rainbow glories and streaking dimpled surface of the sapphire with golden streaks of liquid had seen him rise up among clouds of the morning diamond rays over the lone and ship ploughing so majestically him through his sclntlllant path It was now my privilege him go down between the tops tinting their glistening with an ever varying crimson melting Into glowing shades of and purple softly gently dreamily ed into the drowsy dusk This I believe to be the scription of the sun and Its that have ever read Only by study can the golden ore of Its dug from the deeps of Its mines In conclusion his sublime cry splratlon O that gospel too grand to be given here Every American ought to road criticisms of Americans It Is a generous but honest way Ho very Interestingly of Socialism Italy and says that there The chist and Socialist are only very Republicans He says For think Socialism impracticable that philosophical Anarchy s only a beautiful dream s a humane crank His ideals can be realized as long as the evil and selfishness exist in nature We must have law and ernment but as little of it as Tho descriptions of the vast drals of Europe are wonderful pen is like the wand of an each He writes I was in the room fit late compo pr Verdi which co allrf lilsrsonal belongngs this to me was a shrine If t any music in the world which than another inclines mo to a JiIin another life It is Verdis from the opera of Trovatore It not see mto ue music of this When I hear it I stop all thought and as I listen it seems that it is a voice a soulful of some departed love or friend ing out of the mysterious void ing to the habitations of its world affections Hushf is not that the voice of a sublime aspiration for a love itely better than wo have known Dr Wilson has expressed some que and masterful ideas about Certainly the courageous way in he writes of art and sex is and highly commendable The chapters of the Freethough gress are worth the price of the They give the discourses of great osophers naratlve and savants and The pages concerning Keats Shelley are beautiful and highly tic They are a lower garden ternlg with finest words and precious thoughts Dr Wilsons poem called The um would with its dazzling thought grid language add any pen that ever struck its of poetry into the world He an entertaining description of and his account of the murderer stantino is a powerful word His picturing of the Catacombs Homo is realistic as a series of steel engravings The writers ling wit in the midst of wicrd roundings was an artistic the grotesque and the growsomo talk about the picturesque city of ileThis ples is as alluring as Nasby in short account is adequate to do justice to A Rome It must not only be read studied Although Dr Wilson is to me I have tried not to mate it nor to overestimate it Wilson always rceives adverse cism in a generous spirit But criticism not even my adverse clsm Is not necessarily good In my estimation Dr Wilson poet of the highest class The that I delight in such fine masters Tennyson Keats Browning and Shakespeare is proof that judgment Is not valueless He popular chord but with all Is an tist of lyric sweetness exalted and gorgeous coloring Tho world Is sick with too worship of great men men who tho chance possession of brute strength of intellect havo dono extraordinary things There is too much condescending an patronizing tall about the common people That is like extolling the dome of the Capitol at Washington then offering some apology for the magnificent building upon which it rests A bad thing about the common people is their enslave meet to magniloquent names Great men are necessary evils and common men should insist on being treated with due respect The main thing about Dr Wilson is not his poetic genius nor his masterful prose but his humanity and his devotion to the memory of his father and of his little girl Not in high literary skill but in the faithfulness of his heart are the treasures of a mans life Comment by Dr Wilson- I greatly appreciate the above criti cism by my friend Allison with who I radically differ In some views I want to say here that I am greatly indebted to him for the assistance he rendered in translating for me much of the matter of my report on the special interest in this and the work ho did was worth far more than the amount he asked for it His generous criticism was unexpected by me and since he has dwelt at length upon my pictures of the sea my guilty conscience compels me to a confession Quito a number hero in Cincinnati have told mo that my description of the sea In the first chapter is worth more than the price of the book and that it surpasses Washington Irvings first impressions of the sea I wrote all that two days before I started on tho trip right hero at my desk where I am now writing I refer to that part describing my from New York on as far as the poemj Tho Cradle and Grayoof All There was more of it which was printed inimy first letter to the Blade and cut out to make room for other matJ ter I read It to Mrs Wilson before starting and she said it wasnt honest leave tho Impression that it was written on the sea I told her that I know it wasnt but that me saintedfTalmage went over to the France and from there wrote a trip clear round the world and I trusted Lord would forgive me even as had forgiven him and hat some I would make public confession my guilt- I wrote my sea description Just for purpose of seeing how near magination could approach the real and I taunt say that afc ual upontmanuscript it toseveral appreciative sequoias ces when four or five on ocean and they advised me to let stand as it could not be improved feel relieved now that I have told and squared myself with my cience as well as with my wife In writing the book I felt that I was off some things a little mote than I am given to saying I did not expect and can nowl hardly believe all the good friends are saying about it I didnt a chance to write a book I would ike to do it over and have the leisureF quiet I ought to have had amiI could have done better J B OF THE INNOCENTS Herod Impossible If Josephus Is Correct as to Time of Herods death More Light on the Sub Ject By E LEWIS In the Blade of July 29 I read very interesting editorial on the birth of Christ I am not going to criUc the editorial but would acsmall space to give to the Blaine realtan item of historical Information which I think will bo accepted by those who have the opportunity of looking into Josephus which ought to the matter In regard to Herods being dead or alive at the time of the birth of anristtSome twenty years ago I was readIJosephus antiquities of tho JowstChapter 14 and read thist of paragraph But when was dissolved Antony and Caesar went out of the senate house Herod between them and with Consuls and other Magistrates be them in order to otter sacrifice to lay up their decrees in the cap l Antony also feasted Herod the day of his reign And thus did man receive his kingdoms hav obtained it on the one hundred and- ightyfourth olympiad when Cains Valvinus was consul the esc time and Cains Aslniius Polio the time Then I read in Wars of the Jews 1 Chapter 33 Paragraph 8 So Horod having survived the slaugt of his sons five days died having d thirtyfour years since he had Antlgonus to bo slain and ob ed his kingdom but thirtyseven he had been made king by the 3omansC J rl iG S 1 l Now I naturally wanted Bknow how that corresponded with state meat of the writer of Matt Bln re gard to the slaughter of those lildren that Herod is charged with Bad no means at hand to learn whcnj 184th Abysnflad occured I wrote to Rabbi Adler J Chlca go and asked him to tell nrll what time In the history of the fid the 184th Olympiad occured I stat ed hat It was a point JnJstory I wished to locate Ho very au swered that the 184th Olymrld occur ed forty years before the Cl tiara era began In looking the anal to day In a largo dictionary itnd that the first Olympiad occured years before Christ Now figure tlit every one that can and loam th Herod was dead three years boforl Christ was born and could not havclprdered those children slaughtered r fear awaym770 B C deduct the 40 yep Mul tlply by makes 184th 01iplad I am thoroughly convinced Herod was dead three years beforftho boy Jesus was born t THE PAPER WIT THE MUZZt ON Will Daly Still Finds It Dltfic t to Get Recognition From His focal Pa pers Because of His Infllbllty and Turnn to the Blade Agall By W C DALY W C Daly of Hunting trg after vainly trying to get some a ho southern Indiana papers to publ h his ar ticle In defense of atheism which we rejected has finally hn ir published the Blue Grass BlaH notoi us paper published BLexington and he Is mailing ur copies of paper containing hlsj article to many of his friends in Interlace Now we like Will Daly and we regret seeing him make a fool of himself app if thinks to build up the Cause of in fidelity and atheism in this way he is badly fooled Said a business man to whom ho sent tho paper I did thtnlc Bill Daly had some sense but after reading that article of hlsfnlin after reading that article the only con elusion I can arrive at is that he is losing his mind or is a dd fool We have yet to hear a favorable comment upon liI it Will You Gfil bcllevefatou aro advocating and If you ycrq brought down to deatlisdo 3ouwou QlIlng air nj G3wuom you nov deny ave you from the wrath to come but we have our doubts whether he would hear your prayer Princeton Tribune- In sending you the above clipping om the Princeton Tribune concern ing my article which you so kindly published I do so for the purpose of baking you to accord to me the privil ege of making some comment upon it and asking for the space Before do og so however I want to say that I have been hugely interested on the subject of organization and to state I am in favorot organizing the- reethinkers first locally then nat ionally but organizing In any way that is calculated to extend a helping hand to suffering humanity The article enclosed might well be considered beneath my notltce It is undeserving the dignity of an answer It is not argument It is only claptrap and balderdash It is tho cheapest of its kind After reading his attacks upon me in his own paper and knowing that ho had denied mo access to the same columns an intelligent person is bound to realise that I have struck him and he Is down and out Upon tho principle ofjustlceand equity I was entitled to speak but he the bit in his teeth and balked me He denied me oven the right selfdefense which the law guaran ees to oven a murderer My purpose in writing this article to you now is to get the people of this community to read It especially those who have read the Tribune and these will understand what I mean when I that the Tribune sought to make people especially its readers be ere me to bo a bad man and its edi a good man Say you started dodge and mark me you will be sorry for It You will have to como again as there are too many people who will read tho above and then pass judgment upon you for what kind of a man you really are Itjsthe bun that dont look to bo loaded that hurts most and it is just such 22 short wouldbeeditors as you and your bust ness friend who are thin main causes of the approaching conduct In America The Socialist and the Athlest knows and contends that no question Is set tled until it has been settled right Once we can obtain aSocialistforni of government then wilt aho whisky question religion preachers bible and wars and grafts all bosotlled and set tled right There will then be no dis putes between labor and capital and- o political bosses Meaani8women will realise the full value oftheir ego their Indvldu UtytAs regards my belagzLcandldatofor ongress let me BaytSatjf amslirp of ii i t i i j t getting two votes my own and another Socialist in the district These are all I know of now but watch the Soda list vote after HaYwood Is elected Gov ernor of Colorado No doubt you believe I am bound for hell but it Is because you do not know any better On the other hand I would lUte to see your front seat ticket to Kingdom Come I would like to see both you and Jack edging up to St Petas gate If he knows you as I do ho would ask you to pass on or to stand aside to make room for Will Only But say Pard If there Is a hell dont believe there would be room enough for me to get In as It is filled now with damphool editors and ex sheriffs I realise that this discussion proper ly belongs in the columns of the Tri oune and unless you reproduce the whole thing I shall hereafter treat with the contempt you so richly deserve GLEANINGS FROM THE HOLYBOOK As Straws Show Which Way the Wind Bloweth So the Bible Contains Evidences of Its Own Immorality By A LUTTERMAN In my distress David called up on the Lord and cried to my God and he did hear my voicd out of the tern plo and my cry did enter into his ears Then the earth shook and trem bled the foundations of heavens moved and shook because he was wroth And there went up a smoke out of his nos trils and fire out of his mouth devour ed coals wero kindled by It and the Lord thundered from heaven and the Most High uttered his voice 2 Sam jCantrue out a God that is so abhorent and ugly as this Christian God Let him try his hand I give it up Thus salth the Lord behold I will fire up evil against theo out of thine own house and I will take thy wives before thine eyes and give them unto thy neighbors Sam xII 71 Suppose the wives would object in t the matter is the women simple trad Ing stock before the Lord They shall fall by the sword their infants shall be dashed to pieces and their women with child shall be ripped up Hosea xlii Now honestly Is it fit to use such language in public and thereby ele vate the standard of morals Yet the Christian claims that the Bible is moral guide Happy shall he be that irte and dlisl1atuttMt fagainst the stones Ps cxxxvll 9 If Christians feel happy by killing innocent babes can we expect civiliza lion from a Christian standpoint Their children also shall be dashed in pieces before thine eyes their houses shall be spoiled and their wives rav- Ished Usa xili It the Children of God would act upon such commands what effect would that have upon our custom- I will put my hook in their noso and my bridle in their lips Kings xix 28 Would It not be a good deal better to put a hook in the snout of the Lord God and bridle his jaws to curb him a little in his red hot wrath The Lord hath made all things for himself Yea even the wicked for tho i day of evil Prov xvi 14 Does not the Lord God acknowledge In the foregoing that he himself is tho author of all wickedness Why then accuse the poor lnnocentDevil of all crimes Hero is a bread recipe from tho Lord on High It may bo all right for Christians but It Is to strong for me I will not write it lawn for tear it may get stale I advise all good Chris tians to take it fresh from the good old Book the word of God and try it recommended by the Lord You will find a full description of this wonder ful compound in Ezek iv 1115 Then he said Unto them O fools and slow of heart to believe all that tho prophets have spoken St Luke xxlv Does not the above approve Infi delity and call all good Christians foolsTheseare a few of tha ninny quo tations from Iho Christian IHbl tint may Interest the readers and arouse their curiosity 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 JLlth 14th 18th and 21st good days In addition to date of sale Ask ticket agents for particulars JOB PRINTING Wehave a complete Jolt partmant and are prepared tedo flratcla work at reasonable prices Send us your next order Satlsfactlon euaranteed BLUE CRASS BLADE 163 W Short ItdLningt n KY tip ltL I ISFREE LOVEA BARBARIC FANCY- The t Blade Believes It Is But One of Its Critics Thinks Differently Tind Well there you are By O H STONE In the Dlado of July 22nd under the heading Free Love but a Barbaric Fancy In criticising an article of inlne published In the issue of the under the title Superstitious and Barbaric Fancies you write about many things but mostly about what Free Love Is not Wo seem to be just as far apart in our opinions now as at tho beginning of this discussion but as we should never weary of welldo ing I make one more effort devoted mostly to a restatement of my position in the hope that others it not you will be able to see this matter as I see it I will first say that dont think Free Lovers have any cut and dried system of sexology as you seem to think One of the principal faults of the present system Is that it is cut and dried and smtposedly not subject to evolution What Free Lovers plead for Is Freedom freedom to evolve in to a grander humanity rhey advo cato neither polygamy nor polyandry They do not even oppose monogamy in the sense that birds for instance are monogamous but what they do op pose Is legalized monopoly with pro pert rights actual or implied Ko one has been great enough or wise enough to tell us for sure whether we are by nature monagamous polygamous or I promiscuous hence no one can tell exactly what wo would do In a state of freedom but leave men and wo men free to choose the best obtalna bleat all times and we need not fear that the inferior will be selected It Is reasonable to suppose though that In a society organized upon a rational basis when men and women would be assured of the wherewithal to feed and clothe themselves and possible offspring that nearly every ono wouia seek a mate and as the sexes are about evenly divided it becomes selfevident that neither poly gamy polyandry nor legalized mon ogamy can for a moment be thought of In connection with justice and equal rights Monopoly In sex is just as In defensible as monopoly in other necessary things As for legalized monogamy it prevents other men and men from proving their superior mer It to the one who happens to hold the title and Is therefore unjust and a tear to excellence There are then only two wayst o entoU L1nortotyy with justice7 and equal rights namely promiscuity and voluntary monogamy htt Is one has In if flLlty on preloreiire You say that Min character of the taco hay laiaroved u ter the prlncipia of monogamy hi has It Isnt it njer a fart hat physically at least tho race is deter iorating not only in this country but In Europe as well Englandhas had to reduce her army standard time and again of late years and in this country only about ono In ten Is able to pass tho medical examination required to enter the army I do not say that the present system of mat Ing the cause of thisIt probably is not but neither does it provo your contention I will venture the asser tion though that much of this race do terioratlon is duo to tho false educa tion or rather lack of education on matters pertaining to tho vital subject undoubtedly wrecks more lives than all other agencies combined and when abused ignorance breeds it opens up a long vista of misery and degrada tion too sad to contemplate Parker H Sercombo says many good things and I think he was care ful enough to qualify monqgamy by the word voluntary He probably used it in tho sense that I have or how could ho apply his theory universal experimentation In a society where Free Love held sway this would bo possible as take a woman desiring a child for instance Let us suppose that she had tried ono man as a fath er to say two children and finds that results are not what she expected Now the rational thing for her to do If sho wished for anjr more children would be to try an otherman and sob if she couldnt get the results hoped for This would be in perfect harmony with Sercombos theory of universal experimentationFreo not even overawed the fact that the vast majority Is Iby ng to the present order of things Confident du tho logic and truth of their position and backed as they are by the great principle of liberty they can well afford to face oven several worlds with an open countenanceI r heard any Free Lover advocate anything that could possibly lead to abuse or Impurity of sex The fact that the advocates of Free Love are mostly of the masculine gender is certainly a very encouraging sign showIng as It does that thero aro at least a few of the lords of creation who havS evolved beyond tho stage whero it is considered honorable to hold property In human beings That there aro also a few females who 1wi tiii if oit f tJ f who ought tokuow better is likewise encouraging implying as It does that oven yoJthlnk they are of a superior mental calibre And while female Is a term that any woman may feel proud of It Is very hard to get rid of the thought that you didnt use it here to throw slurs at these noble women who are fighting the battles of their sexFreo Love is not the antithesis of monogamy unless monogamy means fettered or bound love It probably does so let me congratulate you on tho correctness of tho definition But that Freo Love must Inevitably drop into polygamy and poiygandry Is as I hopo already shown rather a forfetch ed conclusion Free Lovers look upon woman as an equal as a responsible human bolng and not as a word to be taken care of They believe that she is taken care ofsrtlna frgfltffirnfrieno is amply able to take care of herself once wo ceaso to throw obstructions in her path Concedo her the right and the opportunity to do the best she can for herself arid sho will be sure to exercise a beneficent influence on all who como In contact with her- I did not particularly insist upon placing politics and loW upon an equality but I do Insist upon placing men and women upon an equality While I would ntot extinguish a single spark of love I tgpuld advise both men and women to scan that kind very closely which will not stand for equal ity To my mind it shows that the ob jector Isnt entirely free from ulterior motives I see nothlngfor It but that the bucknegro must have the same right as others and must bo accorded the unchallenged privilege of paying court to tho fairest daughters of America provided they should happen to pre fer negroes to men of their own race Wo couldnt consistently forbid them except It could be shown that they were doing an injury to society and this would bq a very difficult thing to do as many very eminent authori ties on biology aro of the opinion that Intercrossing is very beneficial It would therefore have to be decided through experimentation and this would give all stiles ample time to cool down and take sober thought We might doubt their good taste but that would be about all we could do I agree with you that finding fault and picking flows Isnt the best way in discussion ot this kind it becomes necessary s met mes In order to show just where and how u statement deviates from the truth Although I think Free Love would be a grand ant glorious thing lam not sufficiently en humored wifn It lot wish to advocate It at the expense of truthand justice So if you can show me by logical argil meet that m position is untenable I shall certainly thank you for setting me aright You say with regrad to Maxim Gorky that if ho could bring one wife ho could bring twenty and that difference in number would not constitute a difference in princi pie I think I have shown that thero is a difference in principle between voluntary monogamy such as Gorky seems to practice and polygamy or polyandry it is the difference boo tween equal rights and monopolyfor mark you there would be nothing to hinder you from contesting for this womans or mans favor even under a a monogamic regime If it was based entirely upon preference It would be of no avail to thresh over old straw especially as I think I showed In my last that our predilection to become John Henrys is not so innate as you seem to think it is Still I am ready to admit that there are thousands of men today married and supporting families who never felt or experienced the holy flame of love moved only by desire married only as a mere con venience and Would were It not for the restraining influence of law and morals desert their wives and babes only to become a John Henry at the first opportunity But you must not blame tho Free Lovers for this state of affairs If it proves any thing It is that the present system is not so ennobling in Its influence as has been commonly supposed But bo that as it may Free Levees could not do this and remain Free Lovers because to do so would bo subversive of tho great principle that they claim as their guiding star We must not take a mean advantage qt the women nor subject the children to want and mis cry If we would bask in the glorious light of liberty Then a free woman wont engage In the hazardous enter prise of chlldbeoing tif there isnt a reasonable guarantee that neither she nor the child will suffer want I think Free Lovers aro right in advocating greater personal responsibility as the law has proved entirely Inadequate to tho task of making wen support their families where they dId not do so of their own volition Free Love would not take away tho blush of modesty from any womans chock neither wouldalhe lovers kiss turn to ashes under Its sway but If the divorce rec ord is any criterion then the present system can hardly lay any special claim to being a preservative of either as many a poor womanhaaif6und out to her sorrowr ttTho Blade of the Gthjjustireached ij 1 YtJew and I am pleased to find that I was not far wrong In my estimate of the editor of ToMorrow Will say in conclusion that barring several quite serious typographical er rors I am on tho whole well pleased with the progress of the discussion though I think you have signally fail ed to answer the main question name ly Why Freedom admittedly a bless ing in other departments of human activity should become productive of otjtheTo confound freedom with license is no answer and for a Freethinker to say that freedom Is Impractical is rather inconsistent FICTION FOUNDEDON A Lesson on the Single Tax Theory From Land Values In the West Why Some People Contribute to Wealth of Others By J C BARNES Before the war there lived cn a plantation in the Yazoo Valley u 4i Jones who owned one hundred ne troes who gave him all tho products of their labor and received only a barb subsistence for It Ho was high ly respected by his white neighbors nail loved by his colored slaves who were proud of their master why own ed more slaves than any other man in the Valley So prone Is man to ship wealth and pander to power that oven Mr Jones negroes felt them selves wetter and looked down at their neighbor negroes whose master owned but a few They taunted Smiths ne gross by saying Your massa is only get ten nlggars an mine has a hun dred they as a rule gave their ser vce cheerfully to their master with bat few exceptions who were Inclined escape slavery and run off North Tho thought never occurred to them that any other condition was right or proper or even possible They regard ed their master as their protector and supporter and object of worship A relative of Mr Jones a young man named Brown who lived la Bos ton visited him In the fall of lt 53 and on his way down the Ohio river be saw and purchased tho first volume of Uncle Toms Cabin he had seen and as they sat on the gallery of Jones palatial home overlooking the Father of Waters enjoying the breeze blowing up from the gulf one afternoon Brown broached the tub ject of slavery and produced Mrs StoWea book of which both had heard hut not read Thoy read it with gusto aternately and when through Mr Jlrown remarked that he thought it on exaggeration of the situation so far as his observation went Mr Jones said it was a gross exaggeration of the stitution peculiar to the South Yes said Mr Brown thero are already a favlorGovernment with your peculiar instl tulion I tear said Mr Jones for the interest of our great and beloved country If the slave question gets into National politics The people of the North do not realize the responsibility we of the South are under as wards of tho weaker race They are here a dependent race having no foresight having depended on tho whites to manage for them and with an Inferior capacity to pete with the white race what could they do If the protection of tho whites was removed and the affection be tween the races was sundered as would be If our present relations of ownership was abolished The Northern people do not realize the care and anxiety and sympathy that is generated in the mind of the master relative to his helpless ward We feed clothe and pay their doctor bills They are contented and happy thoy have their churches and are very religious They owe ustthelr services for our care and management Sonic of my servants have been born un my plantation under my care and a few of them I have paid my money for Then I care for the aged and decrepit slaves Thero Is very little profit In owning and caring for slaves The people of the North get more ser vice for tho same expense by hiring wage slaves than wo do to own our servants Would the people of tho North take my property from me without compensation There are some continued Mr Blown who advocate gradual eman cipation with compensation to the ownerbut one of our poets Ralph Waldo Emerson in reply to the prop osition said Pny the owner for tho slave Yesfill the bag up to the brim Who Is the owner The slaves the owner And over waspay him Mr Brown continued I am acquainted with tho feeling of responsi bility of the white masters of the South and the natural sympathy and affection that grows up between the iivtttr and slave and the care ot a largo estate and plantation like yours tF which is out of all proportbn to till j cusJory profit to the owner If the obnoxious feature that of ownership as a chattel of man by man ellm Inattdj I cant see how the North can condemn your usages You know titles to your slave can not be traced very far back till you com to where ho was stolen or coerced into slavery and po number of transfsa can co lect Ue title Tha first lint to the chain is missing end the chain is not stronger than Its weak link True said Mr Jones but thero are very few laws that are not arbitrary and without natural foundation Society as now constituted Is conduct ed upon tho principle that might make right and the stronger survive and dominate tho weaker Young Mr Brown visited with his undo until about Christmas and served the workings of tho slave sys tem Just before his return homo ho said to Air Jones I perceive since I came that ono of your slaves has run away and you offer quite a reward for his capture and return and one ot your slave children has died after much caro and expense of doctor bill on your part You are harrassed a great deal with the care ot your slaves Since I came here I have med itated a great deal and perceive that there is a great deal of cheap land in the South where but a small portion of Is in cultivation and you have no large cities to enhance the price of ors In them very much I see that chattel slavery Is necessary here In order to get tho service or products of the labor of men If your slaves were free they would not give you theirservices but would go onto cheap land and produce for themselves You would have to pay free men good wages where land is comparatively free Wages are high in all countries other things being equal where land is cheap or free Chattel slavery does not pay In a populous country where land is high priced as It is in the East The eastern states abolished slavery many years ago for that reason They can hire wage slaves cheaper than to own them rear them feed and clothe them as you do yours When land val ues increase here as they do In the North and East slavery will die anal ural death except for freeing them among the whites which will be a ser ious problem Though land Is not lIk- elyto advance In price here as it does in the North for the reason that whites do not como south because of the negroes I see that in the herder slave states where tho rental val uo of land Increases the price of slaves decrease and masters who are mean cough sell their man negroes to southern planters which gave rise to Mrs Stowes exaggerated story of Uncle Toms Cabin- I have been a close observer and meditated on the facts I have observ ed I see that where all the land is owned In populous districts of the North men como to the owners and offer their services or a part of theh products for land to live on and bid against each other as to who shall pay most to the owner for the privi lege of producing on land The men who own the land virtually own the people who do not own land They serve their lords cheerfully and do not run away the landlord has no money invested In themhe does not have to feed or clothe nor pay their doctor bUls1 ono dies there are others glad to take his place- I see said Mr Jones that all you say is true and with the present in crease in population it will not be many years till the relation of landlord and tenant will be tho same in the North that it is in Europe I have also been a student of economies and socio logy generally and acknowledge the abstract right of all men to life liber ty and the pursuit of happiness but as society is constituted and the land laws are as they are there must be a servile class and we of tho South have an inferior raco with us and have it better organized than anywhere else Suppose our negroes were free and scattered among the northern states to compote with the superior race and land Is all owned as in Europe by a few individuals what would be the re suIt of the competition Would not the negro be more abject than he is now Would ho not starve No slaves stravo or suffer for comforts in the South It If strange that your humanitarian philanthropists in their sym pathy for slaves have overlooked the fundamental cause of slavery which in magnitude and evil results is ten times worse than chattel slavery per se which Is the exclusive ownership of land a few I can account for it only by Its universality and long dura lIon In the past As to the landlords title to the land it rests on the same arbitrary forco that my title to my negroes does No one can trace a clear title back to God Both were taken by forco As your poet Emerson said So long as another man has no land my title to mine and your title to yours is vitiated If your agitators had stuck at landordlsm and stuck to It till abolished all slavery would have gone with It You nre right uncle said Mr Brown hit U wlll take a long time to educate thoJpepple to see It and in the r k meantime as I have a few thousand dolars of my own money I think I will Invest it in cheap land in the west and by tho time I am an old man the population of the country will enhance its rental value and men will volun teer their services to me for laud to live on I was out through Illinois last sum mer and saw as fertile land as lies out of doors which I can buy of the government or of the railroad for 260 or per acre The government has given an English company a sudsldy of every alternate section of land on each side of Us right or way for eight miles and tho government raises Its price of land to 250 per acre The railroad Is being projected from Cuba go tb Cairo and crosses the Indianapolis St Louis railroad in Coles coun ty where a town Is laid oft called Mat toon I think I will invest In a few thousands acres of farm land and some town lots for I think Mattoon will make a city some day Mr Brown Invested 10000 In prairie farm land and 1000 in town lots and is now a millionaire and laughs to himself to think what fools wo mortals be I estimate roughly that Coles coun ty has a population of 25000 outside of tho towns and the land outside of the towns is worth 25000000 exclusive of improvements on it or 1000 for every man woman and child in the county outside of towns And as only about half tho people own land those who do not have given the 12500 owners of land each 1000 In land values by their presence The same holds good In tho townseach person adds per aero to the acres in the heart of the town or city and to other acres proportionally as they recede from tho center of town An acre on Broadway near the center 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and incorporate The first thousand members will be the founder and organizers of the CHURCH OF HUMANITY w If you have loved ones you wish rescued from the Idolatry of worship ing a dead man named Jesus ant a myth named God you should join this Church and It will aid you in freeing them and In saving your posterity from becoming idolaters by teaching them The Truth About God Write to W H KERR 2210 Broadway Great Bend Kan for blank ap plication for membership Information about the college and send asataNfor a years Bnbicrlptlox to the TRUTH ABOUT GOL Do It uw 4 f Editorial Continued from page one when unable to answer a man of intelligence to cal him a dd fool but the Tribune had befit the Scripture reads He that calleth his brothel a fool is in danger of hell fire We infer however that the Tribune is perfectly ignor ant of these matters and that will account for its orthodoxy If ever he comes to Lexington and will call at the Blade office we will furnish him with a few pointers free of cost In any event he is wel conic to the new name suggested for his paper r r r r r THE VATICAN DIES HARDIAND IS IN A BAD FIX The recent encyclical of the Pope of Rome ad dresed to the French Bishops touching the separ ation of the church and state in France as brought about by an overwhelming majority at the last national election appears to have had about as much effect on the French people as a bull in a china store and has seemingly but added new fuel to the flames of rebellion in the French republic against church domination When Count Leo Tolstoi declared that the end of the age of empires was at hoard he might have gone even further and insisted with equal candor and emphasis that the cud of the age of church rule had already ap the Pope urges upon those who remain faithful to the church and the sway of the Vatican to form a closer compact in order to derive a newed strength with which to combat the issue when the opportunity again presents itself his en cyclical couched in such terms of bitter opposition has made the people of France almost a unit upon the issue thus forced and they appear to be even more determined than ever that the church of Rome shall never again acquire political power in the republic The encyclical can only portend fur ther disaster to the Vatican Even the Catholic laity and clergy are divided in sentiment as to the possible effects upon the impulsive mind of the French people of the rash utterances of the It looks like a desperate bid for a blind followers of the church appear to be in a mood to accept the views expressed by the Pon tiff as the Cathoic law from which they cannot es cape and save their souls but as against these there is a large element principally the educated and more intelligent who look upon the decision of the Pope with disappointment and regret The feeling is being expressed from all parts of there public that the press was not far wrong in its general attitude on this question and they now pretend to foresee an era of religious strife that may pos sibly lead to bloodshed all in the name and by the authority of the Christian religion Some time ago when the decision of the elections s in France were made known the Blade in review li woulod make a strong attempt to win back its lost prestige and again place itself in political authority It now looks as if this prediction is to be fulfilled The Vatican is engaged in a dcspcratfi game oi bluff but the French people have gone too far in this matter ever to retract The Vatican hurls defiance at the expressed will of the majority and from the present hour it will strive with might and k main to either throw France into a prolonged and costly war thereby enabling the church to creep r in unnoticed or it will attempt by fraud trick and artifice covered with false promises to turf- ther tide of the next succeeding election in its own favor France will never permit the Pope to put back the hands of their Freedoms clock to the time of the dark ages Unlike the revolutionary period of the preceeding century the French people wrought the change with speed and effect There was no bloodshed Ballots were used stead of bullets Reason and intelligence swayed the popular mind instead of ignorance and blind passion The ballot box was made the medium of popular expression and the French people spok- in no uncertain terms While professing a deep love for the French nation the Pope now seeks to incite religious rancor and hatred that may lead to bloodshed and civil war In any event there is a religious crisis at hand in France The period is intense but if the French people keep cool there is no real danger The encyclical instead of bringing religious friction to an end has increased its intense bitterness and this bodes no good for the nation In hurling such an open defiance toward the expressed will of the people the Pope has done his cause no good and this bodes no good for the church Among the people generally there seems to be a feeling that the Vatican is seeking to create a situation compelling the French government to enter into negotiations with the church authorities for some form of church organization which will be more favorable and more acceptable to the church If this in reality be the game that is being played by the Pope he has lost out for the French govern ment offers no suggestion or indication that it is willing to make a move in that direction hence the tirade was not worth the labor it required to produce it or the paper upon which it was written The new law enacted by the French Chamber of Deputies lays down specific provisions for the organization of cultural associations with perfect freedom but the recent encyclical has made it impossible for the Catholic clergy to conform to the lawIn his encyclopedia the canting hypocrisy of the Romish church is made apparent The Pontiff declares that he has been patient in dealing with the question out of love for the French people He then proceeds to denounce the new law aslini quitous and that by overstepping the last limits of apostolic duty he seeks to clear the church of blame and pushes the responsibility upon those whom he declares hatred has led to extremes The pope then proceeds to argue as if by anticipa 21 1 rt tion not from any expressions made bythe French people but from his own imaginations and says It is not difficult to foresee the recriminations which the enemies of the church will make against our present decree They will seek to persunde the people that we do not seek the salvation of the church but that the form of republic in France is odious to us We denounce with indignation such insinuations as false The makers of this law have not sought separation but oppression In the hour of hard trial for France if all unite in defending the supreme interests of the country the salvation of the church is far from desperate On the contrary it is to be hoped that her dignity will be raised to its former prosperous height Here is the key to the entire situaton The pope knew that his utterances would mean religious strife yet in the very name of him who is sid to be the Prince of Peace the encyclical was written and issued knowing full well that resentment would follow It is not the supreme interests of the country over which the pope is so agitated but the salvation of the church Without the lat ter the pope finds that his power and prestige is diminished and it will remain diminished for the French people have tried the church too long This is the beginning but the end is not yet When that end dawns it will find the church pushed further and further away from political dominion and a mere remnant of its former power The present differences between the Vatican and the French government is the culminations of years of bitter hostility The recent separation act brought the matter to a focus Before it was passed the government gave financial aid to Roinan Catholic churches and schools and Catholicism was the acknowledged religion of France With the passage of the act all financial aid was withdrawn The church was hit in a vital part namely its pock etbook Roman Catholic teachings were excluded from the schools and the Roman Church was reduc ed to the same basis as that of other creeds Monks and Nuns were permitted to remain in the monas teries and convents only on the condition however that they recogize the supremacy of the state over the church Many refused to do so and were forcibly ejected The parochial schools throughout France were closed and a system was yet in vogue for the established of a free nonsectarian public school system similar to that prevailing in this country Now the pope solemnly decrees that the church cannot accept or conform to the law without a violation of the sacred rights which he declares are the very life of the church itself He refuses to approve of any other form of church organiza tion save that of Rome und he urges the bishops to adopt all means within the law to organize their forces assuring them of papal aid and co operation There can be no doubt as to the meaning of this encyclical Defying the people the pope will strive to revert to the Vatican its former power and this will mean the utter extinction of the church in itewould be ti blessing if similar results could be ob tamed in America as concerns all churches That the popes challenge has stirred the thinking peo tple in France there can be no doubt The temper of the French people is now such that should the worst be realized the pope will have placed every Catholic in France in a difficult position namely a position where the choice will be ience to Route and obedience to betweenobedI civil authority Judging from the adtmit of temporizing In n powerful article in the Ilumanite M Jaures the Socialist chief welcomes the opportunity ap patently about to be given by the Vatican to sweep away the entire fabric of priestly intrigue by government acquisition of the property of the church This is of course the attitude of the Socialist and Freethinkers Leroy Beaulieu points out that whenever during the last three decades the Vatican politicians under resistethe tendencies of the republican system nil they have got for their pains has been an insult or an injury 1h LeroyBeaulieu in the Journal des Debats taking it for granted that the Vatican policy will counsel resistance laments the apparent readiness of the advisers of the pontiff to make a blunder worse than any they have made He reminds them that an overwhelming majority of the best educated and most liberalminded Frenchmen in cluding many leaders of Catholic thought believe it to be for the best interests of the French church that the latter develop freely and independently without organic connection with the state except for the purposes of protection by the state as in the American republic r r r r r The critichns made by Gorky anent the garbage barrelexplorers in Gotham is timely It is a prophetic warning of the danger that lurks in the age It is not so much the pitiful of the many as the enormous and extravagant wealth of the few that is fostering discontent Pride dallying with sin begot death and wilful waste of wealth is breeding anarchy in the womb of want Milords and Miladies still revel in luxury while within sound of their very feastings as Gorky has truthfully pointed out gaunt children fight like fam ished beasts for such a breakfast as the garbage barrel affords Look out There will be something doing r r r r The decision of the Queen Crescent Route Officials to discontinue their Northbound excur sion has aroused such a storm of protest from their patrons along the line that they have decided to continue these excursions although the freight traffic is still very heavy but it is their desire to favor the people along their route at every opportunity r t Ii All THE HAND WRIT INC ON THE WALL Can Plainly be Read by the Belshaz zars of Our American Industrial System Who Have Been Weighed And are Found Wanting The Workers Advocate According to Daniel when Belslmz zar saw the handwriting on the wall Thou are weighed In the balances and art found wanting his thoughts troubled him so that the Joints of his loins wore loosed and his knees smote one against another So It Is with the Belshazzars of our present economic and industrial system they see the onilnious writing or the wall Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting Secretary of War Taft said In one ot his late speeches in Ohio that It Is the purpose and always has been of President Roosevelt In the policies which he has recommended for adoption by Congress to meet these dangerous attacks upon our pres ent economic social and political con ditions by remedying the actual evils which every one must recognize and thus entrenching ourselves against the assaults of socialism the suppression of Individualism and the Instigation of class hatred based on aleged injustice and abuses that do not exist He has therefore been most active In the pro motion of prosecutions under the anti trust law and in the securing of legis latlon to aid in its enforcement He believes as every one must who knows anything about the subject that perhaps the most serious abuse of the last two decades has been the unjust discrimination in railway rates as be tween individual shippers and as be tween different localities and indeed in some Instances by rates in excess of that which would bo reasonable for the service itself Here Secretary Taft acknowledges that there are actual evils which every one must Recognize in our present economic social and political conditions And that the motive of President Roosevelt In Initiating his reformatory measures was to head off the attacks on the present system that are Inspired by its manifest injus tice If Secretary Tafts diagnosis of the case is correct the rate legislation and other reformatory measures were Initiated because of the dangerous at tacks on the present unsatisfactory system This proves that except from criticism and complaint no tempt would have been matte to inv prove and reform prevailing bad con ditions It is therefore a compulsory and not a voluntary reform and stands on no higher moral basis that he who being caught In an evil act loudly pro tests reform simply because he is caught The secretary seems to have fearful forebodings of the suppres sion of Individualism while at the same time the very object of the rate and rebate bill the insurance reform and all tho other reforms is to sup press the individualism of Standard railroad Insurance and other predator magnates Afraid of tho sup pression of individualism at the same time afraid to trust It and invoking the superior community right to curb and regulate it This attitude surely proves the rec ognition of community over individual rights wherever they conflict The just system would secm to be a condition of society In which the individual is accorded all the rights and privileges that in no way conflict with the rights of charges the instiga Lion of class hatred based on alleged Injustice and abuses that do not Ist That there Is more or less class hatred In this and other countries la doubtless a fact but who is responsl ble f it he who gets all his own earnings and a part of what others earn or Is It he who gets only a portion of his own earnings Who answers this question truthfully will have no difficulty in fixing the responsibility where it belongs In other words who Is the anarchist and the promoter of class hatred Is it the parasite who makes millions out of watered stock orthe thousands of hardworking men women and chil dren who are forced unjustly and un willingly to contribute a part of their earnings to such a barefaced unjust and inhuman robbery The secretary speaks of class hatred based on alleged injustice and abuses that do not exist Of course if the injustice and abuses do really exist then Secretary Tafts case has no standing in court Past and prospective exposures if Injustice and abuses ought to be sufficient to convince even a Secretari of War that class hatred has a valid oundatlon in prevailing economic and social conditions And in the exposure of wrong condition the man with the muck rake stands Immeasurably higher on tho moral plane than the man with whitewash brush President Roosevelt is one qf those who sees the handwriting on tho wall But as yet be has gotten no further than the f J attempted regulation of the surface wrongs His railroad rate regulation bill may become a law but whether It will accomplish its purpose is doubted by able statesmen The Presidents method of dissipating great fortunes merely clips the twigs but leaves un touched the root causes He says we should always scorn any effort to make us hate any man because he Is rich We do no believe President can prove that the rich are being hated simply becausQ they are rich And If he cannot prove the assertion then is he not himself wielding the muck rake If the rich are hated it Is because of the belief that their riches were unjustly acquired and even then among well informed people it is not the personality of the rich man that Is hated but rather the unfair system by which his wealth was acquired However if certain men acquire great fortunes through greed arrogance and the inhuman application of an oppres sive and unjust system then there Is valid reason In human nature for the personal hatred of the oppressor But It Is encouraging to discover that cm President Is doing some thinking a lit tle in advance of his class notably in recommending heavy taxation of men acing fortunes and more remarkable still in his declaration that the time has come when no oil or coal lands held by the government either upon the public domain proper or in the territory owned by the Indian tribes should be alienated The fee to such lands should be kept In the United States Government This Is the most radical and signifi cant recommendation ever made by any President to the American gress and it is the very embodiment of sound economic good sense in de fense of the rights sof the people from a fundamental standpoint And what does It mean when analyzed It means anything at all that the Past govern mental alienation of our great natural resources has been a great mistake and can not too quickly be righted so far as it is possible to save what little is left It is true nothing was said about gold silver copper and other valuable assets of the people that still are exempt from individual appropriation But logically if the governmnet should cease alienating its fees in coal and oil lands it should also cease the sale of all the otner great natural depositories of national or not the Churchsees the handwriting some of its members do At a recent Episcopal diocesan vention held at fmltanapolis following an arraignment by Bishop Francis of Standard Oil and insurance methods a resolution as follows was offered Wo declare therefore that it is the business of Christians and churchmen to be honest before they are rich that success gained by vlonUng the law or by swindling ones fellows is a base thing that the greed for wealth and power which lead men into these crimes must be cheeked that the church cannot afford to allow men to think that iier Silence much less her approval can he purchased by gifts from them and that less the church does take a strong stand against these sins o fth3 rich aunt powerful she will inevitMy lose her weight and In fluec and sink to the level of tho worlds life It is a universaly recognized fact that the Church Is already largely di vorced from the tollers the world over The Church recognizes and deplores the fact yet does nothing to help the workers in their fight for justice And until the Churcr offers something more helpful than precept and charity she Is not likely to regain the lost friend ship of labor It is economic justice and not charity that the worker wants and must have The workers can no longer be fooled They know their friends and judge them by their deeds and not by their words It is a hopeful sign that so many of all classes see tine handwriting on the wall of our economic and industrial system The handwriting that exposes the evils will suggest the remedy and the friends of humanity the world over are trying to work out a just solution of the great and difficult problemTREATISEON HEAVEN AND HELL Man Can Save Himself But Others he Cannot Save Discussion of a Blade Editorial Dy SUSAN J PECK have been reading your editorial- In the Blade of July 29th and feel that I must write a few words of appreciation You ask what Is heaven and what Is hell and you answer and answer well but according to my knowledge md observation both heaven and hell mean somewhat more than ou have named them content and discontent heaven and hcjll like the gods in their goodness and wisdom or badness and Ignorance are of many degrees not only of content and discontent but of their causes To my mind no truer words were over written than your The Salvation oltjMan Depends Upon i 1 J r 11tf c t man Alone He can save himself but others cannot His salvation comes by honesty sincerity and truth aided by rightful toll and honest labor and the day of his salvation is now I wish that you would make those words permanent by keeping them at the head of your editorial column for the remainder of your editorship of the Blade You say If heaven is happi ness then is happiness to be found In content and then in the sentences which I quote you tell us of the foun dation upon which forever must rest the real heaven real happiness viz performance of our duty in being truthful sincere honest I understand you to mean that the desire to perform that duty must spring spontaneously from the inner man and that Editor Hughes is my Idea of what Free thought really is The innate honest thought set free untrammeled by the r dishonesty of creed or greed I fear that In despite of the fact that Jove Jehovah and other tyrants have been the guides of those who have mistaken them for the principal of Justice once named Jesus I shall long call myself a Christian a Liberal one and one who is glad to clasp hands mentally with other Liberals no mat ter under what name But of your heaven of content Is not the million aire content to rob the masses Is not plutocracy content to feast upon the starvation of the toilers Is not the ruler guide god man content to thrive at the expense of the people Briefly your definition of heaven then is duty to all willingly performed with the content happiness which st follow I am glad that Prof Chas Yueblln has written of probationary marriage but I would suggest In its stead a legal contract as now performed omit ting the promises to love honor and obey to be made valid for one year and to be renewed at the expiration of that time only at the request of both parties or to remain annulled at the request of both or either No doubt many would for a time take advantage of such methods to form new ties often but could it be worse with such than now And the other the disappointed class who are sincere would not those who now feel so sure of the prize as to fall In to neglect or abuse be more apt to have a care lest they lose it soon Why should marriage contracts be made for life while all others are for a shorter term You will say because of the possible issue But there can be no greater degree of hell injus tice for such than the present one of existing with quarrelsome abusive parents who nay bo separated only whenoheor oIGseallfiSVottttdtitl crime to the Imbroglio or not at all except through death Who you ask will care for those children Give us the money nQw expended In drink prostitution and war and we will build such homes for the children of parents who are mismated and must separate for peace sake they need not be ene mlesas shall be the pride of the na tion But With the surety that a sep aration can be secured by either at the expiration of a few months will they not each in a majority of cases labor to be worthy of something more deslr cable Heaven to be real must be won each day each hour whether here or hereafter except that already won Just beyond OUt reach It seems to me like the morning whose light reveals that which Is already ours and the evenings whose shadows hide that vhlch will be oursat the dawning of a new day do not believe that any coupe can know each the others character before tiiklng the final step as character is ever changing We are the result cf the mingled virtues and vices of our ancestors and no final step should be tuken and of course even with a con tract made for one year only abuse within that time should bo sufficient iInmust ever tend toward the concentrat inp of power in the hands of th few and the subordination of the many GIvE us rather cooperation in which all may have a voice then we shall have in miniature a government for and by the people which our govern trent has 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