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Digital page images are linked to the text file. f 1t1 c 4 i J r BLUE GRASS BLADE Pnrcart TRUTHlnst E f 7 JVOLUME XV NUMBER 30LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY OCTOBER 28 1906 PUBLISHED WEEKLY 150 A YEAR IN ADVANCEf COD AND A FUTURE LIFE Farm Basis of Symposium By bers t of the Materialists Assocla TheytlFIRST OF A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THE SUBJECT By ELIZA MOWRY BLIVENS Question What are some of your reasons for believing liuro Is no fu lure life Answers- I see nothing in mans nature to Justify such a belief Then again I havo no satisfactory proof of return after death Mrs Clara M Blsber MassachusettsOne all that is needed if lived properlyH B Raleigh N H All life sprung from one original source or cell and every live thing Is but a different manifestation of that one original cause According to the makeup of the organism each creature produces brain The brain is tho or gan thru which ability characteristics and talents are developed Tho phy sisal organism varies and the amount cktbrains that makes the individuali ties When those organisms perish fntilvldualltles perish The force that operates through the brain Is one and iafirmal and the same now and for ever Air is the primo essential jSjitag to breathe It at birth there Is nfettfe Falling to breathe It any Iffi results in death Hence air ae4ho only possible spirit and sir ls a universal force 1M SrighamrMaine arfdraws the breath of life from UjjIatMqfipnero at the bdginnlng of nat the end of ifo his breath li to the atmosphere and so as7OdY knows that is the p s back to the earth elLln future life ietu 1 r Council of LaTeraTiirnfl513 elected that futur life ph rid be an arte cf faith Their cu ion does not niako Jt so but thcjr touching In regari to ff futury life bMuds the people why lo not think iur it estlgate for iwn selves and thus the fallacy Is kept J aU QLi L Dawson Florida The main reason for disbelivlng In e a future life is Its unreasonableness hIwe are Immortal so Is every other living creature on earth from the estt to tho highest forms as according rt to the evolutionary theory all are re wayt The preachers point upwards always but at twelve noon and twelve at midnight they point Just tho opposite direction The earth is revolving on Its axis at the rate of 1000 miles per hour and sweeping around the sun at an enor mous speed and the sun is going around a star at a greater speed Marshall Walker Pennsylvania a I havo never seen any new life other than maggot like or a fungoid vegetable mold resurrected from the dead Assisting at the exhumation of a body which had been dead and bu betstill 3ead very deadin fact fully as dead If not more so than upon the first day of Its death We reInterred- It and to the best of my knowledge and belief It remains dead I ven ture the conclusion that this Is typical specimen of all the unaccountable millions who have ever died I have gone out of my way often to get sight of a reputed ghost but never saw one either holy or otherwise but did upon one occasion see a white f cow In a cemetery at night which frightened my companion very much IrvIn H Ecker Wisconsin The mind as I understand constl tutes the soul and as tho mind thetIt seems to me rather absurd to sup pose that the brain could produce or exert any Influence whatever after death What reason has any sane per son for believing that the brain con It tlnues to produce thoughts after It is lIfelessE J Buck Texas All insects animals and mankind are born feed grow and die similarly All have Indulgence according to the j brcln they ron develop none shows any signs of Intelligence after they are dead If mans Intelligent were eternal he would know overythlns at birth and never do wrong Instead ho Inherits some good and bat quail ties from parents and developes mor by food activities study and expert 1L5 ences He loses part by follies drunkenness diseases decay and death destroys all abilities IntellI- gence has been acijtned through countless ages of developing the brain by using It and transmitting abilities from parent to child Eliza Mowry Bliven All Materialists are Invited to be come members of the Materialist Asso elation to increase our count c Whether or not all Materialists are Invited to sand to tho secretary an swers to our Symposium subjects printed September 29th Truth Seeker viz 1st xRerBbns for believing there Is no future life 2nd Reasons for be lieving them is no God 3rd How can Materialism he made most beneficial Interesting and popular and worth taking the place of all religious- I want as great a variety of sensible answers as can be secured on each of those three subjects to keep up the thinking and investigating keep our column Interesting and Instructive and keep mn mg Materialists thereby Also please try the following for the 4th Symposirm Subject Is praying harmful Instekd of beneficial Whys What would better promote the ob jects for which praying Is recommended f Send not over 100 words In your answer to each Symposium Subject but you mnfisend mere than one answer to etuh It you have first rate convincing answers worth printing Secure answers from others It you can Keep the pot boiling Every kind of spiritism Keep cooking In symposium pies Till proved they are humbuglan Greed srrlf jeit fool making lies Addre airtuie Symposium writings to Eliza Mowrjf Bliven Secretary Ma aerialist Association Box Brooklyn Conn tdTOIBEJIVEN f iEE OFr1ST iJ Oui fro ndCoplerAoYyrWpsoie Oration Qve Captdi aGrave Wilt be Printed and Given Compliment from N FGrlawoldI Within tho next two weeks the Blade will have out In pamphlet form 4000 copies of my funeral address over the remainsof Capt William Henry These are to bo given away free with the compliments of Mr N F Griswold of Merldan Connecticut who has paid Mr Hughes for theI publication of the same Tire pam ph lets are gotten up in handsome shapeJ and I feel greatly complimented at the choice of Mr Griswold and the interest ho has taken in the distribu tion of this addresstA funeral address may bo clipped out of it in case of emergency and he read by some one selected to officiate When a Liberal speaker cannot be soured this will help out and I give every one tho privilege of using what they may want of it It should always be an object to get your address In tho home paper The thing is to reach the public The man who thoroughly compre hends and Interprets an address Is Just as smart as the man who writes It He only lacks the knack The cost of mailing these pamphlets will bo one cent each whether you mall them at homo or they are mailed at the Blade office If you want ten twenty or thirty of them send Mr Hughes as many one cent stamps with names and addresses of those you want them to go to and he will mall them from tho Blade office and save you trouble First come first served Send your orders at once to Mr Hughes member the pamphlets Is free and for one cent each the postage necssary you may havo them distributed from tho Blade office or sent to you direct Mr Griswold and many others conS sider this funeral address as good propogandlc material People will read an Agnostic funeral address when they wont read any other kind of Liberal literature I hope to seo these all put out J B WILSON Five Copies of Moore Book Tames E HughesBy all means try to nnhitstr the new hook C C Moore I will take five copies of tho book I see my time Is up for the Blade In October but please send it right on nq I will renew It soon with a few more when I get to see a few of my friends that take your paper anti havo them renew also I have always thought 100 should bo the price of the paper but If Blade cannot live at 100 without begging I am willing to pay JlGO LEWIS E DEUBLE M D i COMSTOCKA Professional Purest For Pelf Is Beat At His Own Game By a New York LawyerDriven From Court Room TRAVELED ON A PASS AND CHARGED FOR MILEAGE Having parted the River of Jordan with his second hand mantle the wa ters fleeing affrighted from his fearful presence Anthony Comstock the professional purist he to whom all things are Impure that do not contrfJ buto to his game of graft has got his halo badly bent and sitting at a rakish tilt over his left BurnsIde bush for being to vivacious in the play of professional prosecutor for mileage and witness fees It appears that whenever St Antho nys exchecker got Iqw he went after somebody to bunko Smelling a mice ho laid a trap His play waS then to institute a prosecution make of himself the principal witness and did not mind lying for the glory of god andfla few of Uncle Sams mental anguish plasters When the case wasoei Anthony would put In a claim forAwit ness attendance and mileage from his home at Summit N J when sl J matter of fact he had been In New York all the time At last the gpg ernment got next to his game anti Jig lsup l 8 Some few days ago the BladjiL celvedya clipping freer Bomeunj3e friend The cona was postmarked Near York there was noletter within no sign IndlcatieSfisHcMwho had sent lll tdid not come from a frl qCComstookiand it Is also evident tli Is from a Gotham eadlly determined from used It tells the stpi escapade of Anthony id being war it reading is reproduced as follows I charge this man Comstock with being a fakir and gratter of the first water He never fights the big fellows but persecutes the little ones Yesterday he did not tell you when ho contended that he thought he Ihad a moral right to charge the ernment mileage that to get the money he had to swear to an affidavit that he had expended such sums in Governments behalf But swear to It he did until Marshal Henkel fused to pay him further witness fees and mileage And all that time ho was riding to and from Summit N on tho pass his commission as a pos Inspector entitled him to And you all heard him admit the pass shouted Lawyer Hugh Gordon Miller yesterday to the Jury In the U S Circuit Court where his client Ern rat Richards was Jointly on trial with Jos J Koch on a charge of improp erly using the malls Mr Comstock listened a moment and then consulted a notebook Then he suddenly remembered something A momnt later the door leading the court room opened and closed softly and Mr Comstock was out In the corridors away from the sound of Millers voice For the first time In his career Comstock had to leave a court room before his case had been concluded Business at his office he said called him away Mr Miller told the Jury It was for It to decide between the veracity of his client and that of Comstock The Jury badheard him tell of selling brie abrae to Jimmy Oliver lawyer for Al Adams the Policy King and could draw Its own Inference Its for you to decide concluded Mr Miller It Is not my client on trial so much as Mr Comstocks ve raclty After all you have heard which are you to believe The attorney representing tho other defendant Koch also condemnd Mr Comstock In his final argumnt for hav ing tried to get his client to swear to a complaint which was untrue Judge Thomas made a fair charge review ing the evidence but making nO com ment The Jury deliberated after a luncheon at the Astor House and found a verdict Richards Lawyer Millers client was found not guilty but Koch was found guilty and re mantled for sentence Subscribes for Two Copies Newton Montana James E Hughes You may put nio down for two copies of tho Moor- eBootyF H LOVERING HINDOO DELIVERS HOT ROAST For Christian Missionary Work In India Finds More Caste Exclu sion In America Than In His Own Country BETS BACK WITH BITTER AND STINGING WIT It took the naked savages to literally e off broiled missionary but the following from the Anaconda Mon tttfca Standard gives an account of a votive roast reported from Butte sport which explains Itself Is asKollows unfit Dr N Krishna of Bombay gave a lecture at the court house last ev ping on the subject of political and so lal conditions In India Rev Lewis Di acan introduced the gentleman from fig ila as a citizen from a country that w the opposite of our own Instead of aggressiveness and progress he stids for the pure in spirit and an anfcsted civilization a civilizations t was of a high type when our fore vftjpers were struggling and seeking the civilization we now en early the entire lecture of Dr hna was devoted to a den uncia of English rule and criticism of American missionaries in India English he called robbers and the rican missionaries he termed an y of rligious hoboes He was bit in his treatment of England gh he was excused because he is a ion of an oppressed country speak against his oppressors He was as In his blunt criticism of things rican as he was liberal with his it on England He called the laU y Curzon the queen of American women and said she was the hated woman In India as here rid was the worst robber Eng eve eat that country d uaregiluere was morecastdfflSHnc rilon lathe Church of EnglandJaHd In the social life of America thanlthere in India and ho said he wasastonish ed at the amount of Ignorance r Is in America concerning thfngavfn India and the freedom with which In dlan conditions are discussed by the people American Freedom have spoken to 200000 people since I have been in this country said hOtand In that number I found seven persons who could talk with authority on things political and social in India Americans like to talk about things of IIAmerlcnnand experience he had a few Butt when he entered the IerchantsI cafo on West Broadway to get some thing to eat and was Informed by one of the waitresses that they did nott serove his class of people here Ho spoke of the efforts to make the Eng lish language universal and said that 1the more people learned to talk Eng the more they learned to drink whiskey He spoke of the women of England because he said are very few ladies there Th army of religious hoboes In In din dare not tell the truth of the Eng fish rule or they would no longer be permitted to practice their graftology It has been asserted that before the English came Into India millions of people died of starvation and hunger yet In 1895 the annual income of the people of India was 30 per capita day their income Is less than per capita Before the English came per cent of the people of India had their own ironies and the nation was the greatest manufacturing nation In theI world although in a primitive way yet the people had enough for themselves and exported a great deal ofI their manufactures to Egpt Persia China Japan and other countries At present in the native states there is very little starvation The people are taxed to tho extent of to pr cent of tho total Income from their land The Greatest Religion Robberlsm said tho doctor Is tho greatest religion in the world and It is practiced in tho name of Jesus Christ The lato archbishop of Canterbury blessed tho army as it was marching to war and ho told tho boys to go forth and kill for the glory of their country and the Lord Jesus And that is Christianity If Christ should comeback again as tho Christians say Ho will Ho would bo ashamed of you Christians who kill and rob In Hl thousand years ago the Aristotle of India said Deeds first To day wo are taught words first and deeds afterIChrist wouldnt know His own church should He come among you you have so many dlfteren Isms You have tho Northern Methodists the Southern Methodists and the Anti Trust Methodists and all in the name of the Lord- Krishna said that before the English took India 80 per cent of the peo plo of that country could read and write while now only 10 per cent can do so In the old days taxes were used to educate the people but now they are used to support the English bishops and clergymen There Is but one school In about 15 miles Under such conditions can our country be prosperous or civilized asked the doctor Caste and Humanity Then gentleman from Bombay de Glared that there Is no more eastern India than there Is in America Thej fore said he 118000 ministers of the gospel in this country preach the teaching of love and charity taught by Christ yet not one of them is married In to a negress but all of them denounce cast in India which prevent a mem ber of one caste from marrying Into another In the Church of England there are 14 castes from the lowest cu rate up to the archbishop Dr Krishna i said that since he had been in America months Cl negroes have been lynched Under no conditions could such a Continued on Pago a PRAISE FOR THE- ROME BOOK Splendid Tribute To the Literary and Educational Value of the Work From One Who Is Competently iTurdbd einra iT JJBOWLESPressure entire summer has prevented me from read tag Dr Wilsons Trip to Rome until irecently anti now that I have nlshelle iAI take the first opportunity to adi vlseiall my Free Thought frIends In the United States to buy a copy of It and assist In every possible way Its circulation among our religious and superstitious fellow citizens Dr Wilsons descriptive powers are the very highest order and beginning his book with the magnificent floating palace that carried him safe through wind and wave the grand old ocean his descriptions are vivid and beautiful throughout the book that the reader feels that he has visited in person the great cl Europe and gazed with his own eyes- upon their temples cathedrals museums galleries monuments and series famous and infamous in history His descriptions of peoples and places of lakes and mountains ofj rivers and valleys of sunrise and set are all so graphic that this phase of the book alone will amply repay tho reader for the time spent In perusing It but Dr Wilsons power of terpreting tho facts of current tory In Europe makes the book in valuable to the students of social r science politics and religion In the United States In every lino and between the lines of this fascinating book we are taught with absolute certainty that the hopes of tho human race for all time to come depends upon tho growth of Free Thought and Reason and the complete extirpation andoVerthrow of the altar and the throne IIdrivenand the kings must be driven from the earth before liberty can make the circuit of tho world anti bring Joy peace and happiness to the tolling suffering millions These vampires and vultures havo lived upon the life blood of the human race through all the dreary centurios and Dr Wilsons adroit exposure of these terrible and deadly remains of the peace and happiness of humanity makes his book one of the most vain1 able contributions to tho sacred of Rationalism that has been Issued from the press for many years- I am glad that I contributed to they fund that made this book possible and I sincerely hope that It will pass through many editions and find Its way Into thousands of homes now poisoned with the deadly nuisance of priestly superstitions GROSS J i OF CHRISTIAN WOMEN Is a Grievous Load To Carry But Is Of Their Own MakingWomen AreiNot Altogether To Blame For It RACE IMPROVES AS WOMEN ARE TREATED BETTER FROM HIGHER SCIENCE When religious women awaken to what the cross which they wear and shed crocodile tears over really stands for it may aid the more Intel ligent ones to see how they have been rind are made the dupo3 and slaves of priests parsons and aristocracy who use their powers as license to wrong society live as parasites by reason of womans sympathy Allow me to quote from Prof Edgar L LarkIn of our Mt Lowe Observatory as to what the Holy Cross really means To one versed In religious archaeology the antics of the people an orthodox church make a fruitful field for the study of anthropology They worship a cross but are totally Ignorant of what It means They do not know that It is a phallus pure and simple So well settled is this fact that trained scholars no longer bat tho Idea The cross lgrpiehiatoric When fitful gleams of historic light are seen flickering In the depth of an cleat night and barbarism they shineSon two pieces of wood in the shape of cross They represent the male generative organs which were worship ed for many thousands of years and arey tfn some of the world Every antnropologist knows this to be alfirct Theref probably no person In the world w Qjthas more contempt for fi- rtvomenrallow thernselves d n and prlestcraft than thejyare notjoiblamej n which have been used for centuries to keep them in ignorance and tak ad vantage of their great mothersympa thy They are only to be pitied Let me appeal to every mother and to woman who reads this to stop give it one good had that Can you not realize why religion makes male 3 gods and saviors and devils and priests and cresses for you to fall down before and worship And why you are cursed and must bear all the blame and shame of social wrongdo ing while the men who are to blame go scott free It Is all as plain as the t nose on your face if you would only dare to thinly Tho priest or parson 1 tells you that you must not think and you suppose you dare not You are cowards and tremble before these IIb ertines who make slaves and vassals of you and soldiers and prostitutes of your children Are not your children of more Importance to you than these libertines Are not your children mini their lives of more Importance to you than even tho hereafter and can you not see that their only care Is for themselves and for the present f I wish every woman in America who has the nerve and intelligence to think hard on r i this subject of the servitude of women and the shame and abuse of wom en and the Ignorance of women and are willing to think hard for one hour would send me their names Certainly you cannot he afraid any more that you will go to hell and burn forever if you abandon your slavery and think with mo for one short hour on this subject What are you afraid of There Is no person in the world who has more honest sympathy for women tharf I have and I have seen clearly for years Just how you and your chll dren have been tied down and made to suffer that these few privileged males might have license to wrong you I have also soon how you and your chit are denlrd scientific teichinsc of IItlren st ao tx tit comblu tofc aryl government which is aristocracy and thus kept In Isnor anco nnd slavery of fear and sttane When one of jour number usnoincs too intelligent site is Immediately os traclsd by the rest of you who are guided by religion and arlaUoracy the political powers that be and who hay Ing no other means of support or busl ness so Important to them as this license to live as parasites are al ways fady and on hand with theIrIwhips and baIts to herd you back Into lino When she is too Independent and great to submit to ostracism shg Is confined in a madhouse the con Continued on pago Four M 7 i THE BLUE CRASS BLADE Published at Lexington Kentucky Every Sunday Founded 1884 and edited by Charles Chilton Moore up to his death ebruary 7 JAMES E HUGHES Editor and Publisher SUBSCRIPTION RATES By mail postpaid 150 per year in advance Trial subscription cents month All foreign subscription postpaid 200 er year Five new subscribers sent with one remittance at 100 per year 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TflE BLADE is entered at the Postoffice at Lexington Kentucky aa second class mailing matter ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS to THE BLUE GRA BLADE P O Box 303 Lexington Ky Life is a mystery i Even death is a leap in the dark unprofitablerdivine message must have got swamped dur fingtransit a a a Liberty is unsafe in the hands of orthodox Chris tian believers a It is no safe plan to judge a mans character by his cathechism a Modern science in its application is the only true Savior of mankind a a Comstock has practically admitted that he is serving the Lord only for the long green 4 U Thou ly of aggressiy mtellectu kJ ttllougIit IS not beg maidsequtifl the demand I2 Progress is a desirable thing only when we know we are making it in the right direction When men grow short on moral virtue it is im possible to make up the deficiency by reciting long t prayers The Christian religion exercises as little moral influence upon the lives of its votaries as the seventh commandment Humanity must cease seeking the shadows in the realm of makebelieve and learn that the kendal green of the laborer may be more worthy of honor than the purple of power or the broadcloth of th parsonAmerican liberty did not come through the or thodox faith for it was painfully written with a bayonet on the backs of Cornwallis buccanneers and Thomas Paine wrote the first words of o nations freedom A thousand years are but as one tick in the mighty horologue of Time and the lotted life but three score years and ten This brief period w expend not in living but in providing the means it of life not as creations lords but slaves to our own avarice the most pitiful passion that ever cursed mankind Life is likened unto a great railroad system At birth all make the same kind of a start on the great line which has its branches running in every direction For a time we all travel along the same line but as we journey on each traveler selects his own branch or is driven from it by the law of necessity Our political saviors are now bending every enII ergy to create those necessities which turn us from our appointed path Truly it seems as if some monstrous curse has is fallen upon the womb of the world What is coming of the race Whither are we drifting 0 fathers labored in the performance of strict duty even though the reward might be a gibbet but in these days even preachers strive to win praise and fulsime flattery by empty plausibility and try to manage matters mundane on the basis of brute selfishness Their only Mecca is the wages of gold n- and grub at If all the human suffering the heartaches the say piChriseianfor greed could be utilized to form another hell the Prince of Darkness would stand appalled Every dollar it can boast has been coined from the lifeblood of the poor The shadows of its gilded domes fall athwart the cot of the laborer whom it has robbed of his earnings t w WHAT WARDEN COFFIN THINKS OF THE PROPOSED MOORE BOOK Who of our readers has not heard of Warden Coffin formerly of the Ohio State peni tentiary practically the head of that penal institution when Editor Charles C Moore was confined there a martyr to the cause of humin liberty Who has not read of the many kindly References made by Mr Moore to that hospitable generoushearted and kindly gentleman Who does not remember the great love and attachment that sprang up between the convict and his keeper during that enforced association in the walls of a government prison It is with genuine pleasure that we give space to the following letter making it a feature of this issue as being one of the very best testimonials to the purity of Mr Moores motives his splendid character and lofty purpose It was written to the Blade in response to the request for subscriptions to the proposed publication of Mr Moores writings and should exercise a wide influence It reads iLUli Springfield Ohio October 15 1906 MR JAMES E HUGHES Dear SirIn reference to the publishing by you the writings of the late Charles C Moore would say that by all means publish It and put me down for one copy atleast There ought to be no trouble in your procuring two thousand subscribers for this book Let the friends of grand old Charley Moore get a hustle on them Respectfully yours E G COFFIN PERSONAL TO OUR READERS coillthe past two weeks and we crave the kind indul gence of our readers The delay was occasioned consequent upon our moving to another office and it seemed as if every kind of an unforscen accident had to occur in putting up our machinery The delay has been as annoying to us as it could possibly be It may be that the Lord above if there is one took a hand in the game and caused all the what5swe Happily our troubles are at an end in this respect We are safely lodged in our new quarters and our linotype and other machinery has been put it in place It is our purpose to get out two issues of the Blade this week in order to catch up One of these will be published Monday or Tuesday November 5th or 6th and the other will be mailed at the customary season so that our readers may look for their regular Sunday copy Now that we are in a new home we hope to run along better smoother and happier With the issue succeeding this one we shall bo able to be prompt with the Blade again i i THE PHILOSOPHY OF LIVING Day by day the world grows more and more plex until the science of government becomes intricate as that of chemistry At the same time does not appear that our human progress hds made the people any happier for as civilization advances the wants of ie race increase and multiply many incapable of acquiring gratification or satisfaction hence unable to attain happiness From the c ldle- lIto the grave an struggles through a maze of end iess uoiSplrSatibns wli rp 1tti s seos 10 increase and our preachers to further entangle us in andtdelusionsThere or more impressive tru than that which declares that our ways and wan are not the ways and wants of our forefathers yet with all our advancement the question of e taining food and shelter has never been mo absorbing As an inevitable consequence of t rule that our needs increase by their satisfaction appears that the more a man has the more he want- Freethinkers have in a measure sought out an striven to restore to honor the true lifeand declare that the center of all human progress lies in moral and mental growth The art of living is to know how to apply life to the best possible advantage Since no man can hold his life in constant and perpetual check it is better to respect it and use instead of going about in such a way as to make others disgusted with it In other words do not waste your life Use it Make it bear wholesome fruit Learn to give it that it may not consumer student knows that it is environment th controls ufi and hems us in on all sides To improve society we must improve the individual unit and this improvement theunit can aaccomplish himsel- e The true soldier takes good care of his sword that is not bent or rusted and how much more care ful should we be with our thoughts those thoughts that mold and shape our human destinies Here is the true philosophy of life In it is imitation Jesus to agonize about and cause bible- and prayer books to be sent to naked negroes i equatorial Africa In it is no revengeful God who makes and damns mankind to satisfy an idle curi osity In it are no creedbound rules to the brain and chain the intellect to the altar This philosophy will bring grander ideals abolish lifes dissonance and despair This phlosophy makes no pretence at knowing the fu tore and spends no time speculating upon it ItI stands overwhelmed by the irretrievable past and at deathgrips with the present This philosophy was born of Reason and nursed by knowledge it i thmrosy breasts of hope a i CONFESSION OF A CHURCHMAN For unvarnished truth the Blade desires to commend a writer giving his name as Milo Atkinson in Christian Standard a church organ published Cncinnati He says On the subject of Christian stewardship let me that in the church today there are a great many eople who are either telling a lie or they are liv a lie- Good This is a frank confession and it evidently comes from one who knows He may have been long time in finding it out but the truth comes better later than never to come at all It has not yet occurred probably to Milo Atkinson that the very class who daily commit the sine of which he corn l plains are those who occupy the pulpits or it inn be that he was taking a shot at tlfein too familiar with facts and circumstances compelli him to make such a declaration When such n truth can be told the Blade must begin to incline to the belief that after all there may be something good come out of Nazareth But the confession contains nothing new Freethinkers have known of such conditions for years This is one of the most potent reasons why so many are Freethinkers today The arrant hypocrisy and humbuggery daily practiced by preachers and their congregations induced them to first suspect the efficacy of socalled divine revelation and they began to make a few personal inquiries on the subject The result was inevitable Investigation is fatal to theology It proved to them that the important facts of life had been sadly and seriously neglected while only the unimportant facts had been preserved They found that the Christian religion was incapable of furnishing a new truth even the means by which new truths might be di covered They found that a strict application of alleged Christian principles would disturb the natural march of human progress and render civil zation difficult to obtain Thus they left the church ceased to assist in its sustenance and oil because they knew just what Milo Atkinson now affirms to be true poiate a difficult problem to solve as to the future of the church If those or even some of them now within the church are either telling a lie or living a lie we need no stronger testimony of its utter incapacity to subserve morality or moral influences tZt jte sQotJ that tbm1l are mlln such within the church he comes near reaching tIe point of the churchs undoing but when he employs an adjective and says there are a GREAT many inisto away n fabit way we may acre it Suchhea a may be practiceds y same another y system The Blade accepts the statement as whole truth the declaration of a well known universally recognized fact In the language of Gratiano we feel itlike sayingWe thee Jew for teaching us those words WANTED10000 OR MORE atNew York City is without doubt the greatest district in the world and if our people rightly viewed this great territory tens of thou thifs Upon reading such an expression one is prone to the thought that it was the utterance of some political conference or a gathering of patent medicine men Such was not the source of its origin delegaten r s upon Here is the missionary spirit expressed in full force with all its veneering gone and its hideous fform laid bare No thought for a suffering human of liberty in chains of weak mothers and starving babes No thought of human redemption from cruel wrong and oppression but the missionary field abroad having become a played out old song unable to bring in the cash the sole motive appears in that tens of thousands of dollars are expected to be derived from such a source And freeemoney The quotation given above is a fair demonstra tion of the purpose and aims of the Christian mis sionary effort It is a plain case of In God We Trust and they like to see the engraving Fancy that the basic influences that are to concentrate a bunch of Christian missionaries on New York is that tens of thousands of dollars are expected to be gained by it But dont set a high valuation on their effort or worse perhaps the sum named represents the extent to which they can count upon their dupes permitting themselves to be flimflam med out of their cash Time was when the cry only came for cash with which to carry on a missionary is proselyting campaign in foreign countries- It would seem that the game has run its limit NCW schemes must be tried This draws us to the end When those who contribute to such enterprises are r able to see the dismal failures wrought there be a sudden hiatus in the bag and missionaries willIhave to go planting postholes in the dark of moon The movement may last for a time for glory of God is a great thing to draw cash but it wont last long a THE BLADE LOSES A SUBSORIBER II All this dread order break for whom for thee Vile worm Oh madness Pride Impiety wouldbeof heaven It is only by unceasing toil labor and struggle that the race rises higher and higher to theBiblicaldisappointments theycontrolbut the highway to hell Hence there can be no perfection for with perfection progress ceases realizestlmt whichYmaynot ofitsflagrant fraud and cut down error and falsehood with an ever sharpened edge This is not a God given duty but a self assumed task and in the everybodynehoweverappreciate and understand the opprobrious epi ofDixonsilentlysiIcontempt that it richly deserves but there is such a splendid moral to be drawn from it that the Blade cannot forego the pleasure of a reply- ir The stationery upon which Mr Howards letters was written informs us that he is a banker being vicepresident of The Peoples Bank of Dixon Ofcourse its patrons have no idea that Mr How peopleAsof soThethe world This is why to Mr Howard there is nt J Bladel1fstc eery Mr Howards toes haJfbeen abundantly trodon After all the truth is decidedly unpalatable to invariablyloksmay be that the world is growing Kntt ran the wmmmm iR for tJUSH Qw 1o o o j men head downwards for simply telling the truth they only cry stop my subscrip tion because your sheet is too rotten for me The political fanatic is no less dangerous than the religious fanatic The religions fanatic iraag nes that the race is hotfooting it to hell because he cannot make the people accept his brand of wring grace and the political fanatic indulges the delusion that he alone holds the key to salvation Both of them should learn to apply the soft pedal To be only half free is virtually to remain half a slave religiousfreedomboth have been made a glorious human achieve meat True indeed men will differ and they will con tinue to differ upon what should be lestroyedand what should be preserved but we have jio iiiod for any difference of opinion it assailing that which is palpably untrue Men may and men do un Justand freedom in a dilFcvout way because they view it in a different light Doubtless the IIowards desire perpetual freedom to borrow money at three and four per centum and loan il again at eight and ten per centum This may be legally honest but it is a financial fraud and a system that is sapping the vitality out of American labor and strangling American manhoo It is placing freedom on a soaped plank lying along a steep decline To call a paper rotten may be a cheap methpd of saving a dollar per annum but it is debasing to one who takes such a course Tine Freethought proclivities of such a man arc as artificial as an old maids complexion The Bliule cculd not be happy with such a memb c in its amity circle and now WI COWl to think we are far Itltcr off without him Tho Batc gladly chcer fully and willingly offers hislolur as a sacrifice upon the altar of liberty the glorious privilege of being free to cut down shams political as well as shams religious Could the Blade have thought about tine matter in time we might have strangled our imlepond ence fawned upon the Howards that thrift might follow but when we do that we shall cease the advocacy of Freethought and confess the belief that give me liberty or give me death was all a big bluff then jump into the baptismal font in the hope of sprouting a pair of seraphic wings Fortunately the Blade has learned that it takes more than one cat fish to make a creek and that all men are not Howards We have also learned that it s impossible for the Blade to be a friend of the anker who thrives on usury and remain a champion of the peoples rights There are some bankers of the peoples rights There are some bankers who are gentlemen liberals honest and praiseworthy but they are of a far different caliber than Howard Hence the parting of the ways Life insurance presidents who pocket 200000 a year salaries are not the only jackals who fatten on the substance of the poor Even a Howard may clutch mortgages on Missouri homes and demand k ift1li 1M his pound of flesh through foreclosure but no person can hold a mortgage on the columns of the Blade dictate its utterances its policies and advocacies There are many men whose opinions we value and respect but they are as unlike How ard as is an orange from an orangoutang St Howard is entitled to his opinion He has one and he has very forcibly expressed it He should not be forced to read those things that arc distasteful to him He has acted wisely and Well in stopping his subscription to the Blade but he ought to ha r done so a little sooner There be some men would fill up on warm water to cheat themselves into the belief that they had been to dinner only to save the price of a sandwich It is intended that Air Howard shall read this comment upon his conduct provided he has the courage to do so We send him a marked copy for that purpose although his name has been erased from our mailing list Ho may be able to profit thereby and then rather than wound his tender sensibilities although a Freethinker save the marklet us profoundly hope that his weakened eyes may never fall upon the Blade again and that he can find a peace of mind in the political bilge water dished out to him by Messrs Roosevelt and Taft The Blades erstwhile subscriber complains thatI we do not particularly assail the Kentucky election laws and say something about the murder of an inmate of our Eastern Kentucky Asylum The answer is easy The conditions he berates bad as they are are purely local while the Blade is a national paper Because the Blade has not openly condemned it must not be inferred that commends The Blade writes for readers in all States in the Union not for one State alone And suppose the Blade did the things that Howard would require of it would that guarantee his con tinned friendship for the paper We doubt itIThe moment that we declined to hoe along the lineI he had drawn for us he would fly the coop nounce us asI rotten and stop his subscription Better that he cut loose now Selah ABOUT PREACHERS AND CHURCHES Whatever mischief or social disturbance take place in a community put it down that soin preacher is at the bottom of it If things don run to please the gentlemen of the cloth secret sessions of ministerial associations follow whereat lengthy discussions take place resolutions adopted and the grand jury room or the official sanctum ofc J the governing authorities are called upon Nine times out of ten some head is given them and a spasmodic attempt at socalled moral virtue fol lows In many instances however where an official can be found who has the backbone to stick out and the courage of his convictions Mr Goody TwoShoes is shown to an open door and invite to create a vacancy A soundrailing from the pul I pit follows and the community is thrown into open and violent discord 0 Just rhy it istilttJsoman re eLers will mil Sipf startling statements upon matters social or uPit ters political in apparent good faith which they cannot substantiate when it comes to the scratch is something which no philosopher it seems wil ever be able to discover unless it be upon a bread and butter hypothesis In discussing public affairs and things generally that affect their neighbors is they deal in superlatives that would make a circus bill writer green with envy They seem to think themselves exempt from the code that governs the walk and conversaton of ordinary mortals No authority for such an assumption can be found in the Books and when one such is found he should be invited to come forward and make gooda It is a pity to be sure and none the less a truth that the simple word of a dominie is not sufficient is evidence upon which to indict a community His game is to play a flourflush upon all the people for the benefit of a few who do not think overmuch or overclear This brings us to an important point In a recent issue of the Louisville Times an editorial squib appeared which has been sent to this office by a friend and it reads as follows So many fine churches and only trade enough of to keep them open two hours a dayand theaters opening twice Sundays to big crowds with inferior attractions The inferiority of the attractions offered by the play houses to the attractions offered by the churches may be apparent in the mind of the person who wrote that squib but the mere fact that the majority or at least the big crowds that packed the theaters twice Sundays entertained a vastly different notion It is an evidence tha- they preferred the play house to the church al though the latter kept their doors open in an viting manner It is another evidence that the majority hold an utter disregard for the churches and are drifting further and further from them The only salvation then for the churches is to force the theaters to close in the hope that the people will be compelled to take in the church no other form of entertainment appearing This is where the Busybody Parson gets in his work sets the community on its cars stirs up hatred and strife and vain gloriously magine he is doing the Lords work on earth It s an indication of the pressure of the chang ing times when a man or woman will pay one dollar to witness a good dramatic presentation on Sunday and abstain from attending church where the they could get through on a twobit piece or may not be a dime It is a sign that the people prefer in nocent recreation and instruction rather than coop themselves up in a church building and listen to a long winded prayers recitations of cathechsms psalm singing and a sermon of holy rot This is why it is writtentllSo many fine churches and only trade enough to keep them open two hours dayand theaters one twice Sundays to big crowds with inferior of attractionsin Another thought is created here as concerns the fine churches and there being so many of them A fine building does not imply a sound philosophy or a sound moral system Had the church organizations spent more money on in illstruction that tended to a greater and wider mental liberty and less upon the structure they would not have to keep closed now for lack of trade enough to justify them keeping open in com petition with the play houses There being so energhoy g organization has to be kept up its minor societies sustained its parson must have his salary the building must be kept in repair and as the church members themselves do not feel like digging into their own jeans for the ready cash they get up fake raffles oyster suppers fairs bazaars lecture courses to all of which the entire community has to subscribe in one way or another if not directly then ndirectly through exemption from taxation and it mut follow that the more churches there are saddled on a community the greater the community burden After all how dfferent is the cry now uttered from that made a generation or more agog The the claim was made that we did not have churches enoughnow alack and alas there are too many so many in fact that they have not trade enough for more than two hours in a Sunday If this is not a sure sign of intellectual progress will some ortho dox brother kindly explain what it is it THERE IS NO TRUE CHURCH With a thousand one different sects spread throughout Christendom each contending striving struggling asserting that it and it only is the an true church the thinker is prone to assert the they are all first class humbugs and cry out for allnThere is no true church All are false There is not a Christian church socalled under the sun but what is not a copy of some form ofreligiou worship that preceded it The first Christian churc- s that was ever established on the great round templets its ceremonial were all copied borrowed or delib erately stolen There is but one church if we may designate it a church and that is the great church humanity which has no covering but the etheral blue above no pulpit but the mountain sides no ceremony but adoration and love Sectarian strife liar none more to establish this fact than all other causes within the domain of religion combinedINor do the creeds furnished by borrowed differingdenable more undesirable The true worshiper is he who standing entranced by the glories of a golden sunrise feels gladdened by the knowledge the rays the great daycod will in time yield him ant abundant harvest There can be no worship in fear Chrstians do not worship their god because they expect to gain something by it or avoid pert1Senal loss They worship him for the simple reason that they believe he possesses the power to reward them or to punish them at his own discretion This simple absolute compromising fear and there fore it cannot be true worship Of course it is considered popular to attend and worship in one or other of these sectarian edifices Become an isolator in any form and you pass musI ter You may trip upon the seventh command ment and still keep your church standing butc yourself a heretic and though you are honest virtuous and upright your social standing undone and blasted forever Worship of things celestal must ever be a direction toward the un seen the unknown and unknowable Religion and lust sprang from precisely the same source To deny this were to pick a quarrel with the law of evolution Men have discovered that it is of far greater importance that we should all that is possi ble and best out of this life rather than wasting our energies in finding or trying to find some sort convction about another life If there be a godtl and that god had intended that we should all know for a dead certainty what awaits us beyond the dark river of death he would have made it so manifest that diversity of opinion would have been impossible and there would be no sectarian quarrels upon how to get there If there is a god and he of intended that we should all accept Christ as a divinity he would have put up stronger hooks which the doubting Thomases could have intended us fallible word for all time he would never have trusted on it to the care of fallible men for interpreta tion and construction If there be a god and ho had intended we should believe the alleged miracles in Jerusalem he would have made better and stronger provisions for their authentication = Belief in these unconsequental items may be extremely comforting to those who are striving to dodge hells pains but they fail to perceive that they are a complete degradation of the very deity they pretend to love and worship We have had two thousand years of sectarian dispute over these absurd trifling idiotic dreams These disputes have caused wars to be waged in which human blood has left its crimson stain upon ages Not a point in dispute has been settled a new fact demonstrated by reason thereof Inqusitions with their instruments of human torture have been built and used in an effort to wring confession of faith from those who disagreed with the majority but not a miracle has been proven true not a single divinity established Then why prate about the tru church Not of all rho institutons bearng time designation Christian can be the true church for as stated the beginning hereof there is no true church it HERODS SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS Held To Be Both Incredible and Im possible Historical Data Show Ing Decree Could Not Have Been Carried Out BY E LEWIS In my last letter to w Blade of September lath I gav some positive historical evidence thu Herod the King was dead three years before the boy Jesus son of Joseph and Mary was supposed to have been born and now want to bring up other matter in the enw line to show the utter fallacies of the new testament writings Acts 16th Chapter When was on trial before Festus verse 10 then said Paul I stand atCeasars Judgment seat There I ought to be Judged to the Jews have I done no wrong As thou very well knowest onos be none of these things whereof these accuse me No man may liver me unto them I appeal to Ceasar So Paul was shipped to Rome to be tried before Ceasar So It was the privilege of every citizen of the Roman Provinces and had Herod or dered the slaughter of those lane cents as stated in Matthew 210 an appeal would have gone to Ceasar from tho parents of those little tel lows and the slaughter would e have taken place- Josephus was an inveterate hater of aaf says not one word about that most henlous of all crimes Acts 12 Chapter Verse Now KingsJameshthe sword And because he saw it pleased the Jews he proceeded further and to take Peter also then were the days of unlevened bread And whn he had apprehended him he put him in pri sonThen follows Peters miraculous deliverance from prison All this was fixed up as a prelimi nary to having that miracle perform of Peters delivery from prison and the i7th verse Peter Is made to sayUGo show thse things to James and Wo brethren But Herod had Just killed James with the sword How could they tell him In Matthew 14th chapter Is other charge against Herod the King hats 4ds not guilty of The chapter begins f QVTthat time meshfiitns- tated iJn the 13th chapter whore Jesus Was preaching of the end of worldUAt that time Herod the the patriarch heard of the fame of Jesus and said unto his servants This is John the Baptist he Is risen from the dead cud therefore mighty works do show forth in him For Herod had laid hold on John and bound him and put him in prison for sake his brother Philips wife Read the first twelve verses of the Herod the Tetrarch was the son of Herod the King It is Herod the King am defending against the charge of cutting Johns head off There Is no evidence that Johns head I was ever cut off in fact there Is no good evidence that John ever had a head or that the daughter of Herods ever danced before HerodIHerod went off on vacation thirty four years before there ever was aIChristian and he has not returned unto this day Now I think I have proven an alibi Herod as bad a character as he is represented to be No man that ever ved was so bad that any one could be Justified In charging him with crimes ho was not guilty of Will Susan J Peck tell the readers the Blade what an unorthodox Christian is How much of the atonement they accept as binding on man- kInd How much salvation there Is in the blood of Jesus of Nazareth Let Imagine an unorthodox Prohibi tionist Where would he draw the line drinks How drunk would he dare get and still be an unorthodox Pro- hIbItionIst I think it would be in terestlng reading for the Blade readers UPTODATE PAMPHLET OK MARRIAGEAND EY- JOSEPHINE K HENRY OF- VERSAILLES KENTUCKY All orders promptly filled Price copy 25c 6 copies for 100 HoHo it+ BUDDHA CHRIST AND LIQUOR Buddha the greatest most benefice and divine theetimeemantDebased Gods bright pure water at a drunken marriage spree soneBuddha was compassionate he never sworaI who was full of random speech Buddha was true womans friend an gave her chance to preach Llncollan HEARrsun As the flowers need it I Could have wrought good things had there been but one To smile and to bid me try wordstheyI were With their own affairsuntil My blood seemed touched with a tint of gall And my heart with an icy chill i died on night and they came nest day The ones who had seemed so cold And wept as they wreathed my lifeless clay And my many ways extolled And I thought as I lay on my silent bier They are tools to waste on me The words that a dead man cannot hear And the wreaths that he cannot seel1 Success Magazine PAY DAY Cheer up weary mate lit is payday The punctual ghost will emerge from his cist And we of the mill shall have some of the grist Cheer up heavy hearts It is payday Well humor the wolves with a succu lent 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By accumulating wisdom In the scrap book of your heart L Do not Waste one page on folly Live to learn and learn to live If knowledgeYou happyThenJust to scatter seeds of kindness ntA9 you pass along the way thu pleasures of the many May be ofttimes traced to one As the hand that plants an acorn Shelters armies from the sun Ella Wheeler Wilcox NOTE REDUCTIONS Hampdeu IS lzn Special ItWay 23 Jls JUliuu Now It Way J3 Jls Deuuer Watch Co 21 xElginFather Time Jls 225u B W Uaymond 19 Jls 20 B W Ray ujoud Jls 1850 29Ipleton Tracey Co Premier Jls 1850 same not Premier 16 The above guaranteed to pass R f Way Inspectors Sundries Waltham P S Bart lett or Elgin Wheeler 17 Jls ad Justed nickel same gilt same HampUen nickel 800 same not ad Justed Elgin Walthaui or Hamp den nickel 15 Jls Elgin or Wal tham nickel noncatchable hair spring Jls Hampden Jls gilt 450 Standard or Century Jls Al the above In 2 or 4ounce all goldtmanufacturers and my guarantee for 20 years or In hunting case more In 25 year 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prepared to do firstclass work at reasonable prices Send us your next order Satisfaction guaranteed BLUE CRASS BLADE 153 W Short St Lexington Ky GREATEST DISCOVERIES OF SCIENCE EVER MADE GOD SATAN AND HOLY GHOST ARE NOTHING BUT CREATIONS OF FICTION HEAVEN AND HELL ARE ONLY MYTHS CON SCIOUS LIFE IS EXTINGUISHED AT DEATH The Church of Humanity teaches these great discoveries through 1U organ The Truth About God which It publishes monthly and Its school The Central Kansas Business Collude which teaches Stenography Typewriting Bookkeeping Commercial Arithmetic Penmanship and Spelling and The Truth About God In a general course of study giver by the tens porary International Instructor for the chirch The Church has 100 LIFE MEMBERS It wants 900 more to formall organize and Incorporate The first thousand members will be the founders and organizers of the CHURCH OF HUMANITY If you have loved ones you wish rescued from the Idolatry of worship Ing a dead man named Jesus an 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 Bond Kan for blank ap plication for membershli Information about the college and send 25 cents tot a year lubccrlptloc to the TRUTH ABOUT QOK DC It sow 1 r t 1 t CHURCH OF HUMANITY Its Official Representative Takes Issue With the Blade and Gives His Plan of Organization In your Views On Organization In the Blade of September 23 you ap pear to not well understand the ob Jects and methods of the Church of Humanity and seem to mistake the bottom for the top In our plans of organization all of which indicates that you have not kept posted In our work and plans by reading our church paper or have failed to fully grasp Its meaning or I have failed to make that meaning clear Now I would like to be able to make the full object and method Including plans for future work of the Church of Humanity clear to all who will read them fore they are rejected by editors they should know what they are first- I shall note your objections to our plans and then try to set you straight 1 You think at best the influent ir of the Church of Humanity must be to a large extent local In character and t iicannot extend very far beyond the confines of Its walls CorrectionThe Church of Human ity is not a Great Bend local affair It f has no society or organization here Have no members hero except own family Bro Wise Is here tem porary now The movement for or flganlzatlon to teach tho discovery that myth in national character now and will be international Therefore r its walls are limited only by the size of this planet and its fines to the human race There are now 125 members in 27 states extend ing from Maine to California and from Oregon to Florida with one member in Hawaii That shows it is no local affair but that Its influence fines and walls cover a wide ter ritory Its methods of organization Is a starting to build from the top downwards where as any structure to be sound must be built from the bot tom upwards You then mention the failure of previous Free Thought or ganizations and then continue It seems to the Blade from what it can learn concerning the plans of the Church of Humanity that it is pro ceedings along the same old lines and If continued must meet with tho same old results Correction You have utterly failed 4t to grasp the situation and apparently 5 VUlOw very little about tho Church of anlty with all my efforts to en you The Church of Humanity Jlighten different from all prey ious non idolatrous organizations that It has very little In common with any whateverFcan be 4 would indicate that it will wind up as they did In the first place it Is not a Free Thought organization nor does it seek to unite all Free Thinkers as such for the reason that the term Free Thinker means everybody In general and nobody in particular Everybody from a Holy Roller to an an Ingersoll are Free Thinkers and could no more be united in one so Iicletythan could those of all shades of political belief be united in one party In this society none are eligible to membership except those who have f learned the discovery that God is a myth That excludes all others of whatever name theymay choose to call themselves We discard all man ner and titles and are simply Amen can citizens who have learned a great truth and are uniting under the name Church of Humanity in order to teach that truth to others to rescue and preserve them from the idolatry of worshiping dead Jews and myth gods A few of the many differences that distinguish the Church of Hu manity from Free Thought societies that went under are It deals with the cause of idolatry while they dealt with some of the effects It Is based on a vital now discovered truth they on objections by a few to some laws It proclaims a grand discovery they nothing of importance It teaches the truth about God they know nothing about him It rescues the people from idolatry they taught them nothing It has a grand message for the world they had nothing It teaches the highest standard of morality some of their most active advocates taught the lowest It stands for and defends good government the institution of marriage and the home some of their most active workers defended anarchy and permiscuity It seeks to rescue people from Idolatry they did not It plans to preserve children from becoming Idolaters by teaching them the truth about God they did not It is based on the scientific dls coveries now made that God Satan and Holy Ghost are fabulous beings heaven and hell myths and death the extinguishment forever of individual conscious life they on the nine demands of Liberalism Its teaching is of vital Importance to every member of our race theirs of very little im portance to only a very few Itst teaching when known and accepted p will overthrow all the systems of Idolatry in the world which have been and Is now the peoples greatest and the cause of their most cruel wars hatreds and persecutions theirs did not effect the foundation of anyI idolatry It plans to free the people from Idolatry by the educational pro cess they sought to persecute people for being Ignorant It plans to give the people good society they had no society plans to substitute for existing societies It plans a definite course of teaching a new branch of study for children they had nothing for chlL dren It has a firm foundation on grand discovered truths and has a vital object of world wide magnitude to accomplish that will inlist and re tale the sympathy support and servo ices of all good Intelligent people when they understand Its mission they had a vital base or object worthy of universal support It has universal truths for all our race for all time that are capable of demonstration all by the scientific methods of prov ing truths they had no vital truth to begins at the foundation on those discovered truths and builds firmly on definite lines and methods in systematic order as it advances ward in numbers power and influence they began at the top and descended into the ground It is larger each succeeding month than It was on the previous month they grew smaller as the years went by In short It is based on vital discovered truths and has a vital object to accomplish and it deserves to live and grow to world wide power and influence and It will while they based on mere demands ad vocated most conspicuously by anar chists and freelovers deserved to die out and did I was a member of the A S U F F for a number of years and am yet if anybody Is but it did not fill the bill nor propose to do so an organization to which I am willing to give any time and money to The society that can have both Is one that teaches the highest standard morality in connection with the truth about God There being no society in existence or proposed that would do that I have undertaken to help those who wish such a society established to found such under the name Church of Humanity You will noto by tho many dis similar points I have noted that it i neither an organization on similar lines of the extinct societies nor an attempt at their resurrec am sorry you did not see fit lontIlIsh my last contribution to slum on organization It wouldi have given your readers a better idea of the plan of organization both present and outlined for the future than the can now have Please return Ito me the cut of our proposed college building I am sorry you gave space to the free love arti cle from tomorrow I approve of your criticisms of Wilsons permiscuity ideas and condemned the John Hen- rys but I fail to see how you can reconcile free and unmarried motherhood advocacy without the sanction of John Henry You seem to me to be a little confused on that subject too You wish the sympathy and support- of the people so do all Free Thought editors But you nor they will ever get It or deserve It until you divorce your teaching from anarchy and per miscuity and eliminate their advoI cates from your columns and free love advocacy have ever been the millstones that have dragged down to poverty and si nslon the editors and lecturers trial tried to free the people from idolatry No decent man or woman will ever give up idolatry as long as they areI thought they must accept these desirable theories and practices in its place and I do not blame them The truth about God Is not incon latent with good government and the Institution of marriage and the home and the highest standard of moral ethics Yours sincerely W H IER- RHINDOO Continued from page One state of things occur in India among the Brahmins or the lower classes said he The Christians hunger for flesh but In India there are places in every village for the car of sick and injured animals Flesh eaters are whiskey drinkers They put whiskey in their stomachs so that it can go to their heads and then they can concentrate their mind better and commune with the spirit of said he did not want to be understood as scoffing at Christianity or ChristI Christ said he but your religious hoboes are a nuisance Christ was a good man St Paul was a good man John was a good man but they lived 2000 years ago and we live in the twentieth century We want your business men to de with us we want your philosophers to teach and study with us and we want your tourists to visit us but for goodness sake keep your mission arles at Struck Him Dr Krishna said there are a few things that struck him forcibly in this country One is that hens are nil spring chickens that unmarried women are never more than 20 years of age and married women ever pass 30 that there are no women in this country but all are ladles Re verting to the English in India he said the army is maintained there for the purpose of providing employment for the idle men and everything is done for the benefit of England and to the injury of India India has immense mineral resources from which thousands of copper kings could be made and thousands of iron kings too but it is to the advantage of England not to develop these resources India has mountains of salt but Is compelled to purchase its salt from China It owns steamship lines plying between India and England but the people must pay three pennies postage on a letter to England while one penny will carry a letter from England to India I have a high regard for the Eng lisp laws and for Englishmen in England but I have no love at all for the English robbers In my own beloved country said he in conclusion This evening Dr Krishna will give another free lecture at tho court house India Past and Present but will not touch on political matters THE HISTORYOF RELICION Parable Upon Accident by Birth and- an Unjust by Parents The New Testament Symbolism By SUSAN J PECK The heaven that the son of man of whom I now write taught of was the heaven of conscientiousness and in Matt xvlll ho continued And who so shall rcelve one such little child in my name reclvo me So spake the Spirit of Justice from the lips of this teacher whose meaning was Whoso shall receive his own offspring with a heart and soul welcome had already received and man ifestd the Spirit of Justice and was himself entitled to be called a Just One or a Jesus But whoso shall- offend one of these little ones which blleve in me because of justice is natural children expect just treatment and easily judge between jus tice and Injustice it were better for- him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and that he fre drown ed in the midst of the sear The atahenesaccidental birth then unjust cxam pIe as a parent afterwards Take heed that ye despise not one of tnes little ones Treat the child with respect if ye would rear a Just man Matt xvIII 15 Moreover if they bother trespass against thee go tell him his fault betwen thee and rim alone If ho shall hear thee thou hast gained thy brother Mark 27 And ho said uno them The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath hero the ple is Lord also of the Sabbath Eph v 18 And be not drukk with wine wherein is excess Wine be- Ing unnecessary thereforo wine Is cess LuKe vi The disciple is not above his master but every one that Is perfect perfectly Just in sent ment shall bo as his matter shall bo his own master And he taughtI Love thy neighbor as thy In verso 49 and 50 of the Ix ter of Luket the Jesus of chapI am now writing showed to John depends on the honesty of the Individual And it came to pass when the time was come that he should bo received upthat he should be elected to an office among the ers he steadfastly set his face go to Jerusalem Jerusalem was at that time the figure for political pow er And sent messengers before his fac they were making an elec tioneering tour But the Samari tans receive him And when his disciples James and meaning leader wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them even as Kims did They not understand- Ing the spirit of a thoroughly honest man who would be elected on his personal merits or not at all were asking whether they should use mon ey to secure votes But he turned showed himself to be different from what they expected and rebuked them and raid ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of meaning that dishonest methods would not cure to them Just results For then of man Is not come to destroy mens lives but to save them Save them to honesty for ho taught that honesty Is the eternal or immortal life And they went to another vil lage And it came to pass that a certain man said unto him Lord I will follow thee thy teachings whithersoever thou goest And Jesus said unto him Foxes have holes and birds have nests but the Son of man hath not whero to lay his head An honest cause found small lodgment even among the people CRAFT IN THE DAYS OF LOT IHow He Sought To Bribe Banking Officers To Keep SilentHis Un developed Schemes Caused Ruin and the Baron Interfered NEW VERSION OF THE FALL OF SODOM AND GOMMORRAH BY GEORGE VALE The story of the fall of Sodon and Gomorrah is to be found in Chapter xix of Genesis But in order to derstand It we must read some por tions of Chapter xvlil In which we are told of tho visit of the Lord the Baron to Abraham and also of the three men who stood by him In verse we read that the men rose up from thence and looked toward Sodom after Abraham had feasted them paid them to favor his schemes And the Lord the Baron said Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which do And the Lord tho Baron said Becauso tho cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great and be cause their sin is very grevlous I will go down and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it which Is come unto me and if not I will Known And the men turn ed their faces from thence and went to ward Sodom At the beginning of the next verse we find the paragraph but from what follows we learn that the Baron had informed Abraham of his Intentions for we find Abraham pleading with the Baron that certain persons in whom he was Interested should be saved from ruin and whom Abraham was pleased to call the righteous After descending by degrees from fifty to ten Abraham seems to have been satisfied and tho Baron went his Chapter xlx we are first told of the coming of two angels messen gers or persons sent to Sodom And these were two of the three who were fasted with money you remember by Abraham and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom Now Sodom and Gomorrah were only banks and Lot was a banker and the two men angels were only bank Inspectors sent to Sodom by the Baron In the second verse we read of Lots atttempt to secure the promise of the Inspectors to keep the condi tion of the bank from coming abroad in his invitation to tarrysall light or keep in dark whist they at first refused to do And ho pressed upon them greatly and fur turned in unto him gave way to trim and entered into his banking house and he made them a feast offered them a bribe and did bald unleavened bread told them of his undeveloped schemes and they did eat they accepted his offer and con sented to aid him But before they lay down before they laid down the books which they were sent to examine tho men of the city even the men of Sodom de positors In Sodom batik compassed the banking house round both old and young all the people from every quarter There was you will un derstand what we call a run on the bank And they called unto Lot and said unto him Where are the men which camo into thee this night secretly Bring them out unto us that we may know them Night here as in other portions of the book means hidden action and the arrival the bank inspectors they Intended to keep from the knowledge of the peo pIe who having learned of It manded that the inspectors should como among them and acquaint them as they were depositors with the real condition of the bank But Lot himself went among them to try to pacify them and said Behold now I have two daughters which have not known man let me I pray you bring them out unto you and do ye to them as is good in your eyes And he farther requested them not to Inter fere with the inspectors Now the figure here used of the two daughters means legitimate transaction and legal or genuine issue and the statement that they had not known man means that Lot assured them that Uu affairs of the bank had not been tampered with but that business there iad been conducted legally But in reality Lot was Informing those persons who were tne favorites of Abraham and whom the Baron had promis ed to shield and for whose exemption both Abraham and Lot had bribed feasted the inspectors that they should be legally dealt with and would at that time receive their posits in full the sending among them of his two daughters Lot did not talk to them of daughters but what ho said sounded as foreign to the subject as tho reference to his daughters would have sounded to the uninitiated but was perfectly understood by those tor whom It was In t idea and the doing to them as seemed good In their eyes means that T I when they had received thlr deposits that they were free to place them where in their opinion seemed best Tho next two passages tell of th threats of the depositors who had not been paid and the closing of the banks doors And they smote the men that were at the door of the banking house with blindness both small and great both those whose deposits were small and theses whose deposits were great so that tney wearied themselves to find the door They were kept in that state of suspenco so well known to those who have found themselves in a like situation by promises that the inspectors would soon finish their work when the bank would resume business and the re maining depositors should receive their dues And they stood there un til they were weary waiting to find the door opened And the men the inspectors said unto Lot Hast thou here any besides sonlnlaw and thy sons and thy daughters real daughters tills time and whatsoever of relations thou hast in the city bring them out of the place The Inspectors were asking Lot whether ho had other relatives who had deposits in the bank for If they had ho should notify them to come and receive them For said they we will destroy this place You will observe that they who promised to destroy the place were men They would dclare the bank Insolvent and tho Lord the Baron hath sent us to destroy It Lot did as they advised But he seemed as one that mocked Imitated helped to wreck the bank unto his when the morning arose when the condition of the bank be gan to be understood In tho city then the angels the Inspectors hastened Lot and while ho lingered the men laid hold on his handthe Baron Ing merciful unto him and they brought him forth and set him without the city In reality they turned over to Lot and his family the con tents of tho banks vaults and moved them to other places And it came to pass when they had brought them forth abroad that he said Escape for thy life look not behind thee neither stay thou in all the plain The Baron for he was addressing him was advising him to flee to Canada but Lot decided as Its banks had been spared to resume business at Lear The Baron allowed the real state of the banks to be made public as soon as Lot was safe The sun was rlsbn upon the earth light shone fully Jon the situation jtesfellsPHk LoarJt Thsn the Lord the Baron rained upon So dom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Baron out of heaven and It was a long way out of heaven orthe meaning is that the Baron vas giving the cheated depositors a taste of torment and the figure of the destruction of Hurcalaneum and Porn pel is hero used to describe the situation of the overthrow of the banks but not of the hankers A pillar means a strong support and you will remember that salt means money so the looking back of Lots wife from behind him when she became a pillar of salt means that in her Lot had badk of him a strong financial support for the property of the frauded patrons of tho bank was held then In her name In the next passage tho Baron Is called God gun with a capital G partly because he was a ruler of others and partly to make the story more impressive frightful and obscure In the last passages of the chapter we read of Lots fear to dwell in Loar his dwelling in a cave the figure for concealment his drunkenness his immoral relations with his daughters etc which means that the bulk of his holdings he Invested In the liquor traffic and places of over lower resort but for fear of discov cry concealed the fact doing business In the names of and in partnership with others CROSS Continued from page One venlent prison for suppressing genius as well as for those who have ruined themselves when children fog lack of proper scientific instruction which igions and governments also suppress When a man volunteers and undertakes to help you out of this slavery and he cannot bo suppressed by these powers he is secretly removed as I am now threatened- It is your own fault that you have been mental slaves for a hundred cen turies If you would open your eyes and cars for one hour all priestcraft and aristocracy would disappear like mists before tho morning sun There would be no more tyranny and women would take proper place in social law making and would bo honored Instead of cursed She would not be clean and compelled to carry food to a lying and licentious priest when she became tho mother of a manchild ii r She would be pensioned independent of a husbands property and be proud of the few children sho would wish to bearand have no other care but thQ childrens welfare and scientific train ing My dear sisters we can never have a perfect humanity until you refuse to bo held chatties and hot for mon ytinfluence or homes It is for you to say the word Nine men out of every ten are ngainst these few parasites and with you if you will but rub the scales from your oyes shake the shakels and crosses from your limbs and bodies and get up from your knees Let our mothers be the petted and card for aristocrats and high priestesses and see what a few generations of properly corn and properly cared for children will do for humanity There Is no reason on earth why a king prince duke lord pope bishop priest or parson except the reason expressed in the cross should be permitted to live and encumber the earth unless ho becomes a useful member of ciety but our mothers should be hon ored and cared for the same as queens princesses and great ladles are now You have but to say the word and we will throw all these lazy para sites of religion and aristocracy out of soft nests and give you and your ten der little ones these nice places which parasites do not deserve and are but usurping now Remember Olive Shriners dream and how when the woman in her agony broke the frail paper chain which sho had supposed was Iron and bound her the great Iron chain which had bound her hus band for years fell off of its own weight and then both she and her husband saw that her own weak chains had only been strong enough to hold the great Iron ones In place i jupon him and there had really been no reason why they should have been held bound by the dreadful monster all 1 the long long long years except thru the womans fears and faith f i hiV L E TIME TABLE 7 Departure a m pfu No4 No 2 3 Lexington Ky 135 226 Montrose Ky 745 240 AvonJCy 763 250 Wyandotte Kye800 257 iWinchester Ky 812 310 ji L E Jet Ky 824 325f Indian Fields Ky 842 340 f Shawanee Ky 863 363 Clay City Ky 800 9O0400 Canton Ky to01f4 nodBiju ty Lombard 925 43O Filson Ky02d 4281 Dundee Ky 031 43T Campton Jet Ky 035 4i40 Natural Bridge Ky 040 44D Glencaira Ky043 48 Torrent Ky 953 467 Fincaslle Ky10O5 Ji1Q Beattyville Jet Ky1014 518- Helens Ky 1022 5271 Tallega Ky 1032 537 Athol Ky1040 5 45tOakdale Ky 1048 Elkatawa Ky 11105 002 O K Junction Ky 111O tlI05 t Jackson Ky 1116 610 ilArrival rI a mp S Lexington Kentucky 055 60a tMontrose Kentucky 043 660 Avon Kentucky 034 640 Wyandotte Kentucky 025 633 Winchester Kentucky 010 520 L E June Kentucky 858 530 Indian Fields Kentucky 842 460 Shawanee Kentucky 830 437 Clay City Kentucky 825 434 Stanton Kentucky 815 425 Rosslyn Kentucky 810 420 r Filson Kentucky 804 414 Lombard Kentucky 760 409 Dundee Kentucky 754 403 Campton June Kentucky 750 357 Natural Bridge Kentucky 745 365 Glencairn Kentucky 740 350 Torrent Kentucky 730 342 Fineastle Kentucky 715 323 Beattyville Jet Kentucky707 320 St Helens Kentucky 650 312 Tallega Kentucky 040 301 Athol Kentucky i840 253 Oakdale Kentucky 6133 245 Elkatawa Kentucky 620 234 0 K Jet Kentucky 615 230 Jackson Kentucky 010 225 Trains run daily CONNECTIONS L E JUNCTION Trains Nos 2 3 will make connec tion with the C 0 Railway for Mt rlingsCAMPTON JUNCTION Trains 2 and 3 connect with the Mountain Central Railway for Pine Ridge and Trains Nos 2 3 and 4 connect with the L A Railway for Beattyville 0 K JUNCTION Trains Nos 3 and 4 connect with the- K Railway for local stations on the 0 K Railway r