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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 1 BLUE GRASS BLADEWE AIM TO OUT DOWN ERROR AND ESTA BLISH TRUTH fVOLUME XV NUMBER 38 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY DECEMBER 30 1906PUBLISHED WEEKLY 1150 A TEAS IN ADVANCE how Jhand- rkerP deiAa saQA pi4er CSSIglSi The SliPCP fig i Story of the Diplomatic Light That failed to Shine Through the Clouds of a Damnable jJ Politicsreligious f Conspiracy r The story of the Storers i 1i Dramatis Persona By DR J B WILSON J JIt is as natural for a priest to take jcf petticoats as a duck to take to has its specially selected sand trained men for each department its devitry Some are in the match making business laying their wires to join rich Protestant families with Catholic thereby getting a pipeline Oh their fortunes wmiiniiiitjfK man jjffjflft Ireland4 gotflitr IcnWrofestant women or some note 1koMrsStorer whom they perceive jja alnffniQUs to sino politically He plugs a dulcet song in their ears the growing glory and futu- rei political power of the Catholic church that it has the balance of power tat it is solid compact that politic ans of all parties now recognize this tact that its rapid increase of votes points to early supremacy that it is l r lha surest steppingstone to political l restlge that since their husbands fVhavo small prospects of advancement iSpin tjelr present situation the wise thing to do is to leavo the divided tJ Protestant fold end Join the solid vnnd compact rank of the Catholic party Ho points them ahead to an am basadorshlp tho glory of foreign f courtscabInet positions and finally Itt the Presidency and First Lady of the Land and the silly thing Is soon J hypnotised by the picture fNext lie gets her husband in am clots holy water bclljlngllng holy Wa smoke wings gowns laces sacred male lingerie and all the gewgaws and claptraps of alters and tho senseless sentiment of the maudlin mass 8 and a lot of other plous palaver that fjnlght catch a child out whIch ought fr to disgust any grown up mature wo fiman r TO be brief the Ireland spider t caught tho little fly Maria and then both together began to weave their Yobs around tao political ambitions of Big Blue fettle Hellamy Ireland hail caught the petticoats and now pantsfrbelieve that fci Bellamy was a statesman and was cut out for Secretary df State Oh 1 Lord Oh Lord lie had succeeded andJa Vto pester McKInley Into appointing lulu Arslstant Secretary of State tho f object being to put Storer In a posl J lion by which ho would como into nil tho secrets of tho State Department and thereby best servo tho Pope and sensetenough to seo the use for wtiich Ire land was making of him Ho didnt v have souse enough to seo that Ireland was after Mrs Storer for her mosey and after him for the information he could get out of him by getting him into the position of Assistant Secre tary of State Biit Jorey B Foraker was on and wouldnt havo it and notified McKln 1eyor Ills kick McKinloy then asked Fdraker If he would opposo Storers Appointment too foreign ambassador IpNo said Foraker send hi- mH Blatherskite Bellamy Meddlesome Maria Topheavy Teddy Valet de Val and Jesuit John out of the country further tho bettur send hIm to RussIahe is a millionaire and can buy furs So Bellamy and Maria were bun died off to SJBurld It was thought a good thing send a Catholic to n Catholic country But our war with Spain operieci the eyes of the Dons Ever Spanish soldier sent to fight us was first lft Uod by the Pope On acoMnt o tqI ffphbible88lhg wJUsli to dhoeL poor IgSSTknt t mean tliesSfero ds Gods blessing theywere stir of a victory lint it turned out that tho Pope might as well have given oaoh Don a dose of salts as his bless ing Now tho Dons havent the use for the Popo they had They have caught the French fever down there In Spain Bellamy and Maria remained at Madrid for two years costing the country from fifty to a hundred thous and dollars and all ho did in the whole time was to call on tLo Pope and tell him that Teddy was truckling for In this decadent country whore the Catholic religion has been supreme for centuries where half the children born arc Illegitimate a big portion of which aro children of priests whore twothirds of the peo plo aro illiterates hero where maybe seen on ovory hand tLo moral blight and national impotency the direct result of the Catholic supervis ion of state education and morals hero where tho Storers had every op portunity to rotc tho contrast between Catholic autocracy anti freo institu tions strange to say those two American bcrn and American reared people became stronger Catholics than is to be thought of such pee pie Vat conclusion Is the reader ccicpolkd to come to Twero is but one conclusion that any thinking per son can ccmo toa big vacant space In their upper stories They were simply Punch and hid with ventriloquist Ireland operating them behind the curtain Bat Is tho Jesuit method They opo aio through tho fools they can use while on tho surface they ap pear to bo tho most holy reserved and Indifferent of mono Poor Hellamy and Maria could not see anti probably will never be able to see what tools Ireland has made of them lint It may be ahoy were not so Ignorant after all Just to what extent they traded religion for tical honors we can only guess at But on tho surface It has all ap pearance of a genuine case of conver sion to Catholicism at least on Mrs Storers part This was exemplified by Mrs Sto rer almost Immediately after her con version by Ireland bestowing liar pal Inca on tho Archbishop and pouring out her ducats in the lap of the of course all this was what tho church wont after In Jho first place Thousands of rich Protestants arc thus being worked onvho are v art d1 totally ignorant of tho roundabout ways set for reaching tucm Hero is a study in human nature It is said that In slave times if a slave was made overseer ho was far more unfeeling than the white master Laboring men say that a laboring man makes the worst boss Likewise in religion Where a Catholic changes he flops clear forward to tho other extreme Note such men as Brunt Vaninl Voltaire Hosseau Renan an others educated for the priesthood New when a Protestant turns backward to Catholicism he likewise goes clear to tho rear Like Mrs Storer they begin at once to shell out The priests find that they can make twice as good uso of converted Protestants as of old mossback Catholics and he uses them for all they are worth until at least they got their eyes opened Then finding themselves In a position In which they cannot re cede without admitting that they Have been duped they silently sink from sight and this will be the fate of the Storers The church has no real respect for any ono it can use for Its tool con sequently tho Storers have not only lost secular respect but Catholic respect and killed themselves on both sides politically and they deserve all they aro getting aand will get It should be of interest to everyone to know something of the person ality of a man selected to represent this great nation as a foreign diplo mat What havo been his intolectual achievements and what aro his quali fications etc Mr Storer is his fathers son Old Judge Storer was a lawyer of rank and standing In Cincinnati He achieved his position from puro tellectual merit Bellamy followed In his fathers footsteps but never snono as a legal light As a lawyer he was commonplace Hundreds of young attorneys at the Cincinnati bar were his su perlor He was a legal nobody How can a man who was not even capable of winning a place at tho bar of his own city bo qualified to represent this reatiiailoiraaViiuiLiBiriiiiiuiiiiiiT1 Why foe is no more qualified for statecraft and diplomacy than John Ireland is qualified to get up a revival of intellectual honesty or manage a campaign of reason and common was nobody In particular un til he married the Longworth millions Then the corrupt political gang ot nis city tho worst set of political plunder ers that over Infested any American city took him up for the money that was In him and run him for Con gress There never was a moni rot ten and ccrrupt campaign Twenty dollars were paid for votes For a week after tie election the city waS coded with brand new twenty dollar bills which were flourished In saloons and laughingly spoken of as Storers Is to bo thought of a man who would ally himself with such a cor rupt gang whose business it was to squeeze big money out of candidates and corrupt votes What credit is it to a man to become a Congressman not from fitness and Intellectual merit but frcm a corruption fund As a Congressman Bellamy didnt Jostle any sitars loose and most probably would havo sunken into nocuous desentude had not Ireland and Holy Water captured the big end of the Storer Is no uncommon woman and Bellamys superior Intellectually She has decided artistic ability and Is the founder of the ramous Rookwcod Pottery In this line she distinguished herself when her band went to Washington as Congressman and she got Into the political whirl her head got turnedshe lost Interest In Rookwood and made the fatal step of giving up ceramics which she knew something about for politics of which she know nothing If she had been wise sho would have stuck to rookwood and rested on the fame which she had meritorious won Now she Is out of Rookwood out of politics and old Johnny land is out of his red hat but sfce still has Bellamy In reserve far new po Itlcal adventures Just what she will put him to remains to be to become mIn- Ister seen He might apply to Dahomey If they continue steadfast to the faith and should a Catholic be electetd President his chances for preferment will brighten Hut after the exposure of the Catholic Intrigue In this case and with the example everywhere of Catholic countrlos trying to get rid of Continued on Page r WHAT THE CHURCH DOES And What It Really Is as a Pure Bush ntss Concern Trades Upon What It Has to SellIts- Disguise Off HAS NO TITLE MANSIONS IN THE SKIES By1 W 7Etwards When we take a survey of the con dltioiis as they exist in socalled Chrlslan countries like the United State we beold allover tho land those structures called churches Some of these edifices are poorly con strucied and unpretentious while others are vast In proportions and splendld in magnificence Marble and mosaic with costly chimes and paintings stained glass and art organs and upholstery all of great cost We also Ibchoid parsonages presbyteries bishops palaces with their gardens and pleasure grounds all peopled by a mighty aggregate of socalled serve ants jof tho Church Then there are the missionary boards and Bible so cletiea wit1 their hosts of officers with salaries which rival these of govern States bishops and priests excecedlng those tf the of the highest courts of the orsIlf these churches and pal and ecclesiastics requires an sum of money which these ctrarcres produce and pay out How Is ala this money obtained and all this vast nultltudo of priests preachers minivers bishops elders and officials paid and supported What kind of jusiiibss is the Church engaged in to oe able to produce all this money and afford all this expense Tht church Is evidently this Instltu licit which provides all this money In alrecftly Tuip church Is at busIness WuRfn fWturi iusuurTu8Viess ploys thousands of cperawes has manyand costly plants alY engaged In a business which produces the money for all these salaries and ell ices and other expensive adjuncts Yes the church is a business con cornit must beor It could not make money and defray all these expenses What is the nature of its business teen In what kind of traf gflc Is it engaged and what is the nature of Its stuck in trade We will strip tls business of its vestments veils and masks and reduce its opera tion to the fundamental elements to their real pretentious free of an then the business carried on by the Christian Church In all its branches and with all Its parapher nalia When wo state that the business in whloi the Church is engaged is the salvation of the souls of men we state the case fairly No churchman can really object to this definition of the Churchs business Its stock In trade Is tho redemption of mankind through the atonement of Jesus Christ Of this atonement and redemption the Church claims to be the sole owner and proprietor This is what it trades on and what It has to sell Of course any churchman will object that tho Church at least his Church does not trade on or sell this salvation but gives it away without money and without price that It Is a free salvation that the proclamation Is Ho every one that thlrsteth come and partake of the waters of life freely An attempt Is herein mado to show that this pretense Is false and that the Church in fact and truth sells this salvation and does nott give It away To prove this nothing furth or Is In fact needed than tho Church has so much money and Is able to bear so much expense Business con terns do not get rich by giving away their products and goods let us next proceed to examine how the Church does business It first pro pounds ant declares that all men are sinners that Is criminals tried con evicted and sentenced to everlasting punishment not only for the crimes they themselves have committed but for the crimes committed by one Adam a sUPpositious ancestor who died centuries before they were born This dreadful punishment Is to take place In a frure life which tho crisis Inal Is certain Id live and sure to suf for unless take noticeunless he can obtain pardon from Got through tho atonement of Christ which can be had only from the Church and on the terms prescribed by the Chruch The jt Church employs thousands of preach ers clerks and agents to preach pun lists and advertise this business The Church advertises Its busmes In news papers thousands of welch arc ex pressly employed In proclaiming to mankind that they have been sentenced to hell and that tho Church can provide a pardon for a consideration but nothing Is said just hero auout tho consideration that comes later tho buncomans free cure and Invites everybody to come up and seek salvationthat is a pardon AS Moses lIfteed up tho serpent In tho wilderness so is Christ lifter up by the church that ho may draw all men unto him as the Savior of the worlda ransom for mankind He has atoned for the sins of the entire world declares the Church Well then says the socalled sinner I am savedI have nothing to do My pardon is already granted Not so says the Chruch this great salvation is of no effect until you have accepted It You must believe be baptized Join tile Church first Ah there are a lot of strings to this salvation then ands the Church holds the strings and can pull it back No salvationpar don outside the Church When you believe credo are baptized and join the Church then you must pay and then you can expect a pardon not before It is from such as you that all the wealth comes which pays for fine churches bishops palaces and high salaries If you fall to pay you are told that you are not saved your par don is annulled In former days this traffic was carried on openly and above board with no concealment or subterfugea plain business transac tion a sale a pardon for much money If this mule of dealing was not honest it was at least intelligible Both parties understood the trade Chaucer in his Canterbury Tales gives an account of how it used to be done when it was a cash transaction Tiiie pardoner fresh from Rome with his wallet filled with Indulgencles and a bull authorizing him to assoile hem says A =By this gaude have I wonne evry yeer An hundred mark syn I was pardoner This mode of doing business was too thin to use slang and had to be changed The selling of pardons out right must be concealed shrouded in some kind of mystery or verbiage and so the vogue was changed but not the nature of the business Payment on the inntallment plan and on credit was adopted and now prevails In Chaucers time the criminal couldI laugh at the Church and buy a pardon cash down from a wandering monk when he wished but now the church has taken the dispensation of these pardons entirely to Itself It has no peddlers nowadays but it still does business at same old stand Co pan Doyle In one of his stories rep rosents his hero as traveling In France one day and along the road were the iKdles of two robbers hanging on jib bets just executed and by the road side near by sat a monk counting some money just received from the robbers for shriving them and passing them through the gates of paradises he expresed itn casts transaction This then is the business of the Curistlan Church This is the plan of salvation procuring pardons of crisis inals sinners and shielding them from future punishment In plainer langu age tho Church Is a pardon shop the ecclesiastics of the Church are pardon brokers ready to do business with the- needyfor a consideration As In the state there are those who make profit by securing pardons for those con denied to the penitentiary so the priests and preachers live by obtaining pardons for those condemned to hell for their sins Those engaged In the business must live by it and many of them live oven sumptuously It Is not here contended that these men are rogues and know better not at all Such a statement would be absurd These men are sincere and honest tad believe they are engaged In the noblest work that can engage the at mention of man There are few who like tho pardoner of olden times are working wholly for self In conclusion we may say that It man is to live an after life after heath if he has really been con demned to hell to suffer excruciating torments in a lake of fire and brim stone forever in punishment for crimes committed in life on earth if the Christian Church through Its plan of salvation can procure for this demned person a full and complete pardon and release from said punish Continued on page Four t jJIo SCHEME OF SALVATION BAD Christian System Is Decidedly Immoral When Viewed From the Stand point of Science and Reason Comparisons Made PAY GOD THE COMPLIMENT- OF NOT BELIEVING HIM By J T Lloyd What the Christian Scheme of Sal vation really is It is impossible to de termino If we are told that it is tained in tae Now Testament the problems is by no means solved be cause the New Testament has always oven differently interpreted by differ ent schools of theology Everybody is aware that the Isms of Christianity are innumerable but each one of them claims to be firmly based on Now Testament teaching At one time it was taught that almost imme diately after tho creation of the world a terrible war took place between God f and the Devil for the possession of mankind In which God was completely defeated In consequence of this the Devil became the owner and sovereign of tue human race After about four thousand years God entered Into negotiations with his Satanic Majesty with reference to the recovery of his lost kingdom At length Satan agreed on certain conditions to restore mankind to their original proprietor the con ditions being that the second person In the Holy Trinity should himself be j come a man and pay a heavy ransom by dying a voluntary death on the Cross of shame The conditions were fulfilled on Gods part but the Devil was loath to honor his side of tho bargain Indeed it was not quite cer tain what the contract waswhether all or a certain number of the cap tives were to be releases on payment of the ransom However that may ftrwas the opinion of the early Fathers that the death of Christ on the ac cursed tree was a ransom played on the Devil for the release of all or a certain proportion of his human cap lives And there are many verses In the Now Testament which favor such a doctrine As theology developed that dogma slipped out of it and divines began to speak of the Atonement as a ransom paid to God According to this view man since the Fall Is hopelessly in Gods debt Gods law had been brok en and before the breakers of it could be restored to the Xawgivers1 tavf the broken law must be fully honored This was done by the selfsacrifice on Cavalry of the Godman Jesus Christ On that awful Cross Christ endured the hiding of his Fathers face drank the cup of Divine wrath to the dregs paid all mans debts In full satisfied all the claims of Eternal Justice and said Father it is done have stood in mans lawplace and made com plete amends on his behalf and now Father take him back to thy bosom and let his past be sunk for my sake Such has been tho scheme of salva tion according to ne orthodox Church ever since Anselms days Salvation was impossible without atonement and the necessity for atonement arose from the justice of God In our day this doctrine has lost much of its ancient majesty but it stili remains In one form or another the doctrine in all socalled Evangelical Churches It is still maintained that Christ did for man what man could never have done for himself It is still held that the forgiveness of sin is a free gift tram Jesus Christ which he purchased for us through the shedding of his blood Converts still sing out Jesus paid It all Nothing eIther great or small remains for me to do We were ners doomed to die Jesus paid the penalty This is the doctrine still preached at all mission and revival services and it la the only doctrine that appeals to the ignorant masses But is It a moral doctrine Is it the teaching on which to bring up a nation of strong and valiant people- A few of the more thoughtful divines of the present day recognize that presented in Its orthodox nakedness It is a doctrine that honest people cannot uphold So they weave a garment of amblgious words for it and thus clothed they Imagine that its na lye ugliness cannot I be discerned Christ did not pay our debts for us they say he merely disclosed tho tact that our Heavenly Father Is will ing to remit them it we only ask him Continued on Pago Fovr jF f itt ih ti i r f THE BLUE GRASS BLADE Published at Lexington Kentucky Eyery Sunday Founded 1884 and edited by Charles Chilton Moore up to his death February r JAMES E HUGHES Editor and Publish SUBSCRIPTION RATES Dy mall postpaid 150 per year in advance Trial subscription cents per month All foreign postpaid 200 per year Five new subscribers sent with one remittance at 100 per year each ADVERTISING RATES ri ALL ADVERTISEMENTS whatsoever character accepted will be published at the rate of 100 per inch per month unless by special contract when other and bet poltlImenta offered GENERAL BUSINESS RULES ALL SUBSCRIPTIOINS to the Blade will be discontinued luhtlcrilliollbaapaper will show subscribers the date of expiration subscription Back numbers or numbers omitted k be tent if asked for upon renewal in case of discont uance MAKE ALL money orders drafts checks etc payable to JAMES E HUGHES Lexington Ky as this facilitate collection t SHOULD ANY SUBSCRIBER change his or her address fvise this office giving both old and new and the Bin will be sent to the new address as desired THE OFFICE of publication of the Blade is at 55 West Short Street Lexington Kentucky to which all Fret thinkers will be given a hearty welcome izLE BLADE is entered at the Postodlce at Lexington Ks tucky as second class mailing matter ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS to THE BLUE GRASS BLADE P 0 Box 313 Lexington Ky It is your stove r itLet everybody get busy Hitch your chariot to a star r r r We can all win out if we only half try Orthodox religion sours the milk of human f kindness r r4 The saintly sinner always looks as if his religion 41 hurt him ii i God and gumption are not on terms of a speak ing acquaintanceship i Heaven is only desirable on the condition that companions will bell nsnnt and agreeable Itour says he wouldnt kill the bee while it jimkhig honey hut he was pruba x nee ej Jllftitstung While officially investigating the alleged grafts would it not be well to include the All for Jesus bunko r 0 It is reported that there are eight editors in the French Cabinet but in America we have eighteen 4 r Prance has demonstrated the real meaning that famous declaration once sent broadcast through the American continent and long to be remembered as Our flag above the cross rswr voting themselves out of rnilroad passes ttandmost everybody else members of the House c Representatives have decided to raise their own salaries Sure they ought to know how much they are worth We want our friends to help us to double the circulation of the Blade during the coming year With such a list of subscribers we could soon be come an immense power for good We cannot afford to put paid agents in the field and must dc peed upon our family ofrenders r r r r The cornerstone of Freethought is a true manhood its object is fraternity its ultimate is liberty in its fullest sense and its principles arc as broad as the universe itself Liberty cannot be confined within prescribed metes and bounds mid it means the same in every land The Christ is born racket has linen worked over so much that it now resembles a threadbare patch ed up old garment with little of the original left It is still useful however and serves the same old purpose of enabling the skypilots to rake in the cash Iud do a land olliee business If God is the creator and the cause of all things he must stand accused of being responsible for all the sin and sorrow the suffering and shame that since the lawn of history has bedewed hte world a with blood and tears Even the Christian world ought to know that mankind would be better with out such a god than with him r r What the Blade hopes to accomplish is to convince orthodox Christians that all sects all bible es and gods are essentially the same that they arc committing a crime against posterity when they vince orthodox Christians that all sects all bibles that they know no more of the alleged omnipotent thou do other men Then will our work be done of r Lexington is free from the itinerant evangelists once more After working their patrons for the spare cash in sight they have roofed it over the plrins with their coat tails full of arrows malting a quiet sneak on a halffare ticket leaving their converts to blackslide for the joy of being converted is i r SL fagain on the next trip This kind of merchandise is fast becomilng n drug on the 111nrkctl As to President Roosevelts suggestion that the boys in our public schools be taught the use of arms goKroturderthe President meant firearms or the snip s of war then Roosevelt is on the wrong irISRe- member that peace hath her victories for r than war can bring r r tBlade readers must not make the mistake of supposing that the published items abonjt Mr Rockefeller shaking hands with the nev pnpc men at church ore given publication bee use o the publics great an dabsorbing interest in Mr Rockefeller Not at nIl The average scrib knows his business The items used simply to sorrect the mistaken notion that newspaper men i ono t usually attend church r They have such a funny way of deter mining lhings in Chicago Her judiciary are so vas ly dif fcrent from judges in other parts of the com try A willviudy city judge recently fined a man tenilollnrs nfor beating his mule tool only 250 for ben his wife Thus are the relative values of mufjs and wives determined by Chicagoese It ntigl willecu decided on the hypothesis that the lest ionl leave if she wanted to but the mule had stay and take what was conningcMarriage and divorce is in the air It t ok the divorce congress to find six causes or grow ds for the dissolution of the marriage vows A bachelor 11hns figured it out that these constitute six times ninny causes as exist for marriage at all at too St Louis court however to cap the cliijfiix by deciding that sixty cents per annum is an i uffc ent allowance for a wifes wardrobe T no stands accused of discouraging inarriagefftnlto gethcr Iff It is gratifying to know that Congress soo convene but what n pity it should come soon Our political doctors have failed to infc in us whether or not they oppose to prescribe or us some more or in what direction We would gges that public happiness might be enhanced the could only only be induced to place an imj rt tax on putty nod agree to let fiddle sttrings me on the free list Could this be done we al milt have enough money to burn POPES POLITICS AND PETTICOA Could the whole truth be known andftthing but the truth there is no telling to what Miifica tions plots and intrigues involving polity and religious leaders both in America and the RooseveltStorer controversy might lead to After rending through the statements hot h sides the Blade is forced to the conclujjf Yth at there eXIsts in me wrangie mucn mat eomoreause the thoughtless to indulge in a quiet smile but there is really enough to make the thinking people grieve AVe have revealed to us a secret plan whereby the leader of a political party sought to tribe the leaders of the Catholic church in Amer ion by extending official influences in the direction of personal aggrandizement in return for a support Ronain0 n further their own intercests But what is the result Briefly stated they may e summoned in something like the following Roosevelts gag in the political policy wheel fail ed to work of1u American wouldbe ambassadress is out of a job Bellamy Storer now knows that he is not s great a man as Choate or he would have acted iiercntly Ireland will never live to wear a red hat Each one of the participants wishes it hadnt teen so Personally the Blade is not acquainted with either of the principals in this politicoreligions farce comedy We know of each by reputation sprnngfromzeal for the cause so deny to her heart and her propensity for meddling in things that should not have concerned her in the least True she has money lint that does not give her strengtth of character She is described by some of the modern newspapers with being a remarkable smart woman but it seems that she was not smart enough to get away with the goods Judging from her photographs already published she might be capable of earning a living if she had to in a steam laundry or making piewhile hubby looks to be a pliable sort of a fellow ready to enter a game of chance provided his wife says so and who eapaHc of following where a stronger mind will lend As for Roosevelt well the Blade is disap pointetd for we lent expected better from him s we had grown to regard him as an ideal Ameri gnu sovereign because of his determination self mateullintg eyes at Rome and had really come to regard red as his favorite color Now he has the blues and his jig is up for all time The ore great question underlying all this how ever is not as to which of the controversialists may be right or which may be wrong but tIll damnable conspiracy entered into for the purpose using the Catholic church in American politics and to use American politics to secure favors for certain persons from the Catholic church The ex peeled profits from such a transaction were evi dently mutual Both sides expected to win and the people were to stand for it all Political and religious humbuggery combining for spoils This the sorry spectacle presented and it is only that Jt jr these rogues fell out that the truth lies been made known in time to avert such n conclusion Every unbiased render of this discussion must admit that the motive behind it all was a serious menace to the independence of and from each other of church and state The constitutions mandate in America is that each must be kept separate and apart performing their respective functions in their own way If American Ares dents must negotiate with the Vatican through its republicplied calumny upon time putty head of Bellamy Storer the feet remains that the Storers side of wlmicfh t that what Roosevelt actually did soy was written down and rend to the Pope in order that no mis tape might be made in repenting when it came time to ploy ball Under the circumstances it is certain and positive that Roosevelts denial is not ns convincing as it should be and it will not convince until Ireland denies having written that let ter which he inns so for foiled to do The whole o fit seems to have been plunged into n sea of religious intrigue and conspiracy whose waves may yet engulf them in shame The subterfuge in which Roosevelt takes ref g IIde any regucs t be made in his name that Ireland be mode a but he did sanction the statement the such an appointment by the Vatican would afford him gratification This in itself was wrong a s being an actual personal endorsement of Ireland by the highest officer of the American republic for cakn t sought to escape from the condemnation he justly dipltvo 1 posing the arrant rascality of the undertaking The superficial facts in the case make up one o the most exasperating episodes in all the annals of American diplomacy The argument lies against Roosevelt that this transaction derogates from his fitness and capacity to occupy the high station he is now filling by virtue of the American people nn diplomatsyh siderably Were it possible to eliminatte the re thhtparty leader there would be little left to fight over As matters now stand it appears to be n case of the pot calliiifj the kettle black7 and each of the actors is tarred with the same brush AMERICAN PEOPLE BECOMING A RACE OF INFIDELS S The voice of the tempter is again heard in the land and the Romish Church is once more clamor ing for a public patronage of its parochial school by endOWlUg fCwitttrstcncirorthowpublic s01 funds In the latest tiles made by tle presentativcss of the Roman heirarfy the Mo I r iblishcil at Newark New Jersey a distinctive Uiuanist organ the claim is made that the deinnnl that ro ligion be kept out of the common public schools is not a just interpretation of the Cinstitutional rights of American citizenship in that i keep re ligion out of the schools implies a deprivation o rights This argument is in keeping with ill other claims made by this religious organization To them there are no rights but their rights No elan so just as their claim No privilege so aburd but that it should be granted to them on demand Did it ever occur to this exclusive conglomeration o ttits representatives that when public funds are e used in the promulgation of religion through the public school system then all religions should c placed upon nn equal footing Did they ever pause long enough to think that if the parochial schools under the domination of the Romanish hurch were entitled by constitutional right to a share in the common school fund then the same rights would acme to every other religious organ zation totally different in character and Free thinkers would have the some right to schools to be supported by public tnxntion for the dissemination of antiChristian instruction The Jew the Buddhist the Brahim the Mohammedan in fact all religions must be equally considers with them Where would such a policy lead us r Evidently the best trod safest methou is to allow no portion of the public treasury to be used for religious instruction in any mianncr and iiu body of worshippers is deprived of any rights guaranteed by the federal constitution To take the funds created by general taxation for school purposes and apply them to the dissemination ofI Roman Catholicism b yapportioning them among parochial schools would be a flagrant violation of the constitutional rights of the believers in every other denomination as well as Liberals Agnostics and unbelievers in religion in that they would be required to contribute their pro rata towards the propaganda of the Romish church a course at variance with their personal wishes Besides to deny nn apportionment of the public reboot fund to the Romish schools is not a depriva lion of any right The right of religious freedom oucyy a roust be spent to propagate the crecdal doctrinecs of may particular sect or all the sects The free dom of public worhip is still intact Time Roman Cntholics guaranteed mid protected in their right to the establishment of churches and schools in which to promulgate their particular doctrines but they must be required to support them accord ing to their own resources Time government cnn no miore undertake to support by public money the private schools of any religious sect than it cnn r undertake to build schools for their private use and compel all people to support and maintain followsundertake to tench all religions it should teach none At the some time no matter how much government nosy sanction religion it must not undertake to compel a public support of religion in any form by using the public treasure to that end lOwevcrliesto give support to the parochial schools but its motive is bottomed upon the general and whole sole dread that all religion is destined to wither thehEartsofru once powerful organization Passing from laidfollowingbare Let us rend isIlIt must be manifest to any observing man religion is dying away from the hearts of our peo talcs Millions ore giving up the practice of relig Theytnever a they never say a prayer theireternity0teeny it Religion must be taught and fostered or the American people will cease to be a Chris ereligiouscation Religion must be planted when the soul oft the child is forming The Catholic peopleore taxes but their schools receive no share of that taxation From this we ore bound to infer that it is not merely the right or privilege of teaching cant that hurts the Monitor most but the tljc Christian religion in every form has holdupon the American people and for CatholiIaggrandizement a desire is felt to force instruction upon children in the public rise that as ItnfterwnrdscanIcno longer be recognized The cry that the millions never enter a church is cruelly suggestive of the sinister motive that underlies the entirfi screed It is this fact that hurts Deprived of its unholy power to compel an observance of religion losing its privilege of coercion it now seeks to cajole and under the seemingly plausible plea of constitution al rights would compel a public support of that which the people have practically abandoned One thing is sure and the Monitor can write it down in plain and legible characters namely not againbe andseo pie that day is passed The light ofagrater sherry has dawn upon the merlTTah people and religion must be selfsupporting self x sustaining or it must perish If any religious sys tern fails in perpetuation as a result of its intrin sic worth the sooner it dies the better The confession that we are becoming a race of infidels is n truthful admission from an unexpected source systemoffwould work we need but refer to the recent action of the Jewish synagogues in New York anent the observance of the Christian festival in New York convertedtnto a purely Christian festival The orthodox Jews do not observe it or entertain any regard Tar Conceding the right of every believer in Christ nine to observe it in his own way the Jewish rabbis in New York uttered a powerful protest against its compulsory observance in the public schools of that city It follows then if the Catholics have a right to recognition in the use of their parochial schools the Jews have an equal right to recognition in not being compelled to oh serve n religious festival wholly at variance with their established beliefs Carving this argument to its logical conclusion we must infer that if the gov hernnl0nt were required by constitutional right to give support to the Roman Catholic parochial school system from time public school fund it would have the right to compel children in the public schools to repeat muss and attend the con fissional As the government has not the right to clo the one it has no right to do the other MISSIONARIES NOT WANTED IN JAPA- have often said that as mischief breeders the Christion missionaries take the cake and this con mention finds corroboration from sources that the Christian world must regard as being above sus picion Prom Japan the candid statement comes that no more foreign missionaries arc wanted in that country and the inference is given thnt many now there would find it better for their personal com fort and convenience did they make a speedy exit front the dominions of the Mikado It is evident that of the inconsequential elements in Japan that have embraced or profess to hove embraced Chris tianity told renounced the religion of Buddha forrits sake there is n big sized row which may culmi natte in the retirement of all the Christian mis sionnries now in Japanese fields und the control of this branch of religious endeavor being assumed by natives As in all religious differences the chief trouble is in the handling and use of the funds contributed by overzealous fanatics for missionary enterprises Heretofore the missionary has had absolute control of the funds and the converts Now the converts have reached that stage wherein they insist upon controlling the money nnd even the mission dry Naturally the missionary resents such a pro J ceeding for to lose control of the cash would b to deprive him of his greatest interest in the work and as a result there is a hostile feeling cropping out among the Christian elements in Japan This hostility lies led the organization of self governing JapaneseChristian denominations who refuse to look further to the missionary and have broken the restraints hitherto imposed upon them These facts have just come to light through the published account of an investigation made by William T Bliss a newspaper man sent to Jnpiin for that purpose who claims to hue made an im partialreport of the missionary work in that coon try Discussing the Christian claims he reports that the claim is made by Japanese Christian writers that- ChristianityII is a factor in the present thought and development of Japan which no Japa- nesJ leader pretends to ignore Consider this statement in face of the fact that the most extravagant claims made by Christians concerning the numbers of their converts in Ja pan which do not exceed 55000 embracing al Christian denominations and we are compelled to doubt the assertion that such an inconsequential number in a population running up into the mil lions could be aII factor in any public movement Further than this the recent successful war with Russia was tot prosecuted by the Christian influ in Time Oriental was made batIt t factors Japanese are s that have contributed most to the nations honor and glory We in America know that any religi ous system that is divided against itself split up into warring factions and sects each decrying the other cannot be permanently successful any I where hence the Christian claims regarding Japan nsideration are altogether too childish and absurd to deserve In any event it seems apparent that the mission now resident in Japan must beat a hasty re or find themselves overwhelmed with native IIaries Japan will be benefitted by losing CARDINAL GIBBONS ON- AMERICAN FREETHINKERS The Blade has preached organization our friends have written their opinions on the subject other Freethought periodicals have taken up the cry and the consensus of opinion has been in favor of such a movement If American Freethinkers could only be brought to that point of thought and feeling where decisive action could be taken no stronger stimulus could be found to give the movement an impetus and impel organization that the Freethinkers in America could afford the church power a practical demonstration of their combined strength than that which may be found in the utterances of Cart dinal Gibbons anent the religious crisis in Were the JPreetbjjikers organized Gibbons would have had a far different tale to tell No one Freethinker in America today is capable of making even an approximately correct estimate of the number of Freethinkers our republic can boast The Blade confesses that it is incapable of such an undertaking We know of no one who is capable Guesses might be made but such a course would only show how far apart we are in such matters On the other hand wo can in a measure fairly accurately determine the total number of church members for each denomination as a matter a of advertisement publish from year to earb the number of members enrolled upon its Looks Padded as they are with babes impressed into such a service the figures furnished by the church show that only a minority of the American people admit of a church membership or association Conversely the majority arc outside of andalto geether indifferent to the church These are not u all Freethinkers or to be counted as such The major portion of this majority are or may be of liberal tendencies indifferent on religious issues and doctrine but it is a safe and sane presumption that fully onethird of that majority are so advanced in liberal ideas that they actually represent or the great Freethought party with its varying shades Of opinion Onehalf of these ere in actual opposition to the church and ought by right to be It classed as Freethinkers By carefully pruning the bulk we can truthfully say that there are fully 5000000 of positive aggressive Freethinkers in this land of the free and homo of the brave Then where arc we and what are we doing We are like so many loose grains of sand on old oceans storm beat shore lacking that cohesive k force which leaves us at the mercy of every adverse religious wind or wave of despotism that sweeps over the land Blinded together this num her of willing workers could accomplish startling results and enforce a legal recognition of their rights But to Cardinal Gibbons In a recent interview he sought to disparage the separation movement in France by belittling and degrading the leaders among the French people lie said Most people over here have little conception of all the French anti clericals They look on the leaders of this party as enlightened statesmen seeking to preserve the republic from the attacks of an ag gressive clergy Although Gibbons did not mean it and wished his readers to infer the opposite his principal of thought expressed above is that the leaders of anticlerical movement in France arc not caught ened nor statesmen while the clerical party possess both of these traitts of character In other words Cardinal Gibbons means that the American people shall understand as coming from him that the French leaders in this movement are ignorant sans eumllote vile canaille miserable miscreants abandoned and depraved wretches thirsting for blood and all because they have given Mr Pope- e J and his horde of black robed harlequins direct orders to hoof it out of France Despite the pro testations of the Catholic party in America their allegiance is still toward Rome and here is the secret of the animus toward the French leaders as spotty by Gibbons But what arc the facts The present separation movement is the action of the French government That the leaders of the nation have risen to such sublime heights as to banish a haughty arrogant mind selfish church power is an evidence of their superb moral courage their intellectual grandeur and hurls back the lie contained in the charge niade against them by Roniish priests It is a phy sical feet that goes to disprove absolutely time ininuations mode by Gibbons As we have pre viously suggested when the clergy are unable e make answer theyresort to abuse and Gibbons is no exception to that rule The principal point we desire to reach however is that after commenting in such a fashion upon the French people Gibbons proceeds as follows- We have no spirit akin to theirs in this coun try We have here much indifference to religion hut we have no body of men no greet party that makes it a chief aim to weaken the power of relig ion and if possible utterly to destroy it out of the land If the Baltimore representative of the Pope really believes what he says in this relation he must either be woefully ignorant concerning actual conditions in America or he is painfully dense True indeed and mores the pity of it there is no organized party in America akin to the leaders of the French nation but there is a live and militant spirit scattered in every quar tel of the republic that is not only indifferent concerning religion but in a state of actual hostil ity and would if they could destroy its power and influence even as the French people have done We might say further that the kinship between the anticlericals in American and their brethren in France is as close as a relationship of blood Gibbons is simply nursing a dangerous delusion if he thinks otherwise Tie may not be to blame for such a thought The Freethinkers themselves are more to blame than he is in that they do not and will not take such steps that are requisite and necessary to teach him a vastly different lesson To Work for man is of far greater importance than working for time Lord No matter how terrible a prophets predictions may be he earnestly hopes that they will come to pass While they appreciate a quick action on the deal they are content that it come late than to come not at nth JUST A LOVE SPAT It has fallen to the lot of a Kentucky Justice ofI Peace to make a rather suggestive and probably a useful distinction concerning the marital rights of husbands and wives in the repect of howI far the former can go in clmtising the latter andI still keep within the bounds of the law As between lovers who are married and lovers who hope to be married soon the distinction is im ortant This authoritative deliverance canine from the court of Magistrate Read of Covington Lizzie Berte and Ilex young man Denny Brown fell out just as lovers will do and Denny handed Lizzie slap on her map of loveliness which she wears etween her ears and in addition to loosening the complexion he left finger prints upon her cheeks She then had him arrested on a charge of assault and battery It was just a spat ruled the learned court rand the case was very promptly dismissed According to this eminent and conclusive decision slap on the jaw is only a spatprovided of course that it be delivered with the bare hand and not with a blackjack or the butt end of a revolver Should this point be reached assault and battery might step in the chief difference beIing that the implement might disfigure the figure of the loved one while the naked hand leaves only a poingnant but not a dangerous tingle which passes away with the memory of the spat is also assumed that woman who gets slapped is all the better for the experience Reasoning by analogy reference might might be made to Henry Labouchere an English authority who held that a married man may with safety corjrect his wife with a trunk strap but not Loot jack lest he transgress the limits of loving in tercourse to Ray nothing of possible complications and entanglements with the coroner The law is very much the same everywhere when it is interpre ted by the judicious It is unwise on mote consid erations than one to discipline a wife with such rigor as to leave a lasting mark of the exercise upon her person She should not be permanently dis figured even for the extremely laudable purpose- of sustaining the authority of the male person over her As the Covington Justice put it a love spat is right but an assault and battery is a transgres shoo of time law How like the old Bible teachings What is the woman anyway that she should expect different Jo church women approve of this ruling and willI they submit to such spats even under the eyes the ll wfDr Crapsey way he thankful that he lost his jobI through expressing only an honest opinion Unlike most preachrs who get bounced he had not tried a gold brick swindle or became entangled with some halfwitted sister in his flock His only offense isI that he took a fall out of the Jesus myth and he has gained something better than notoriety out ofc the deal in that he saves his reputation as a man mud a thinker ft t L tr 1 RELIGIOUS LIBERTY BEFORE CHRIST Had the Gallllean Followed More Buddhaibe Stained with Blood By Charles Eaton In the Peshawar district In north ern India in the village of Shabatz garl Is great rock with the Inscrip tion or the Emperor Asokas edict of religious tolerations 250 years before Christ This most interesting fact Is Octobeolast in the report of a pilgrimage this place In 19023 by Kosnl Otarl Japanese count The inscription Is In the Karoshty characters Its glorious words declare- A man must not do reverence lr rats own sect by disparaging that of another man for trivial reasons De predation should bo for adequaU reasons only because the sects of other people deserve reverence io one anotner By thus acting a man exalts his own sect and at Lie same time does service to the sects of other people By acting contrariwise a man hurts his own sect and does disservice to tho sects cf other people Forte who deserves reverence to his own sect while disparaging all other sects from a feeling of attachment to his own on the supposition that he thus glorifies his own sect in reality b such conduct inflicts severe Injury o own sect The author of this sane and generous decree was a Buddhist who no doubt was both burdened and inspir ed by rank superstition It be claimed by the most zealous churc- man that the sentiment of this in scription was derived from anything in the ten commandments or In the laws of Moses or the laws of his Je hovah And will not all humane oiiurchmen admit that this edict is an Improvement en the one regulating worship and written by God with his own finger on the table of stona Contrast this precept the sects of other people deserve reverence for one reason or another with the one enjoined on the Hebrews and light nings and thunder and the belching smoke of Sinai Thou shalt have no other gods before me a jealous God a consuming fire visiting tlio Iniquity cf the fathers not alone on their ciiullren but upon the third and fourth genenatlon The jeal ousYand anger ascribed by God hIm selffjs set forth much more fully by the Inspired Zephanlaa third chapter end eighth verso to whom my reader Is urged to turn was It not a heavy exaction to demamj love for such a Goddemand love from help less mortals wo found themselves unlshed for the sins of their great grandfathers by an omnipotent and allwlso God Would not most any just man excuse a fellow creature for preferring some other god even a wooden imago If consuming free jealousy and fierce anger are the vir tues of a god why should honeecthate of Urn by a great grandfather be an Iniquity justifying the punishment of What a contrast also le Ms precept his helpless and Innocent great grand man must not do reverence- to ate own sect by dlsparglng that cf another man fcr trivial reasons with Pauls merciless and unqualified disparagement In his letter to the Gal Listen So say now agaIn It any man preach any other gospel uuUi you thin that he have reIceived let Mm be accursedIIf Jesus had In addition to his manInoble sentiments repeated these prejccpts of tho Buddhist how many less volumes of history would have been stained with t e blood and anguish of brother man Blood and anguish ascribed to those and other words said to be his If any man to me and hate not his father mother and wife and children andc brethren and sisters and his own self also he cannot be my disciple It was net until me toleration edict of Constantino years subsequent- to sal a that the vortd was gladden ed by hearing an echo of tiC Budd hists humane message It befits tho wellordered state declared Constantine that each IndIvidual- be at liberty according to his own choice to worship the DIety and we mean not to derograte aught from the cnor duo to any religion or Its votaries But In this course of time tho smoke and thunders of SInaI again prevailed under tho scepter of the Ho man pontiff and hate bigotry intolerance and persecution made mental freedom a crime and iionest reason a helldoomed sin Tho ages of faith rested en tho grave of religious lib erty At length there was a resurrection and tho turbulent Anabaptists- and the heretic Martin Luther came Luther bravely burnt tho popes and challenged the tyranny in tho diet of Norms and too soon came Intolerant himself Hut the splendid Hubmoyer rated as the Henry1I s Af ed liberty fry everybody If mani said Hubmeyer cannot be convinced by appeals to reason reason had been cursed and exorcised as a demon for iamdreds of years or Ns word of God they could be let alone One cannot bo made to see his errors by fire and the sword These words and those of other German and Eng lish Anabaptists helped Roger Wil hams light the beacon of Intellectual freedom In Rhode Island 1G3G7 Roger Williams great deed John Mlltoas philosophy and Voltaires wii helped Thomas Jefferson write his im mortal preamble to Virginias act of religious freedom In 1779 and helped the makers of the United States con freeodom in that matchless charter This ancient rcckInscrlptlon is a convincing witness that religious erty the boon of all time was born of the human heart and that It Is the birthright of every man not to be in fringed by popes kings or states Mcmmorial Beacon THE HISTORY OF RELIGION Parables Used When a Miracle Was To Be PerformedEssay On the Son of Man BY SUSAN J PECK The parables were put forth when annnor as near to nothing u possible which is also as unnatural as possible shall again remind you of the transposition employed In the present Bible which will enable you thehn parable Matt and the miracle in Matt xvli 24 In the parable the people were told Not that which goeth Into the mouth defileth the man not even strchnlnc and e finished by using words similar to these spoken by theJ true Jesus in telling the people how the heart is defiled but In reality he was preparing them to yield to temptation which he was about to offer them viz The wine the dllutIing of which was called his miracle and connection with tlsmiracle is the one cf which we read in Matt xvil when Peter was asked whether his master paid tribute Pe ters master was the proprietor of a liquor saloon and Peter was question ted as to whether his master paid lIlicense and he answered yes But that false Jesus prevented him until he fCcrwe violate law go tou to the sea IJandand take up fish that first cometh up the first man to yield and when Ifindpayment for the drink which be cause it was diluted would make his license cost practically nothing Son of Man And not only did tis son of man encourage war and say to his disciples that the men cf the comnun people must be taught to hate their owns class and love their enemies but ie told his disciples St John vi 53 Ex cept ye eat the flesh of the son of man and drink his blood not son of God you obsene ye have no life In you which meant that except the common men ccuud be sacrificed in war tat those who lived on the terest of war leans and were at the same time the Instigators of war they that character must crass to exist and this symbol of cannibalism or feaslng en the bcdles cf these killed and mangled in war means the same In both testaments Parables were always employed Mark Iv But without a parable spake he not unto them and represent the secret and open policy of both state and church or one meaning for the pluto rats and another for the people and cne parable at least was put fcrt each time that the officers In eltaer organization sought to blind the peo pIe John lx 39 I am come that GREATEST Dl OF SGI GOD SATAN AND HOLY GH FICTION HEAVEN ANt SCIOUS LIFE IS The Church of Humanity t organ The Truth About Cod The Central Kansas Business writing Bookkeeping Couiuier and The Truth About God In porary International Instructor f The Church bar LIFE organize and incorporate The and organizers of the CHURCH youlogChurch and It will aid you In from becoming Idolaters by teac Write to W H KERn 2210 plication for membfirehli Inforn tar a years rabMirlpMoi to tlu 4 they which see not to his purpose might see and they which see rectly might be made blind The i parable of the Prodigal 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giver by the lee 3r the chi rob fornlsHIrstOF HUMANITY wish rescued from the Idolatry ot worship a myth named God you should Join this posterityhing airIRtlon fTRUTH ABOUT OOK Dr it aro p a- l rtr n 41u Continued from page One V STORY OF THE STORERS iiioir own machine It Is hardly likely tat iieilttiiiy will get n job to siiob ana Hobnob at a foreign court for sour u camurlos to cows But with all tills contemptible politi cal chicanery have considerable sympathy for the Storers and they are less to be censured than Koosevclt They aro nut the only weak and foolish Protestants who have been cnught in the web of Jesuitism I feel a pity for titulr evident weakness Homo and Ireland were too smart for them and they could not foresee the use that would be made of them In my opinion they were Justified in communicating Rcosovots verbal re quest to the Pope to appoint ireland Cardinal This communication was not made to a private person but to a government official to an American had Roosevelt to make mach a request either verbally or in writing to any one let olono an official of the government It didnt mean it why should he say it What business has the President of two United States to mix up with the appointment of a foreign ecclesiastical pontiff This matter has fully exposed HoGsovolt to the limelight As Go v ernor of New York he not only sent word to the Pope that he favored land as Cardinal but legged for him and worked the wires with McKlnley to induce him to lend his influence to that end At that time Roosevelt did not ex pect to become President himself so i he tried to got McKInley to do a J thing which me himself would not do ti wnen he became President There Is always a motive to all such skullduggery so let na look for the motive What was It Evidence is on hand everywhere that Republi can politicians have been at work systematically to capture tho Catholic voteRoosevelt was working to catch the Catholic vote or rather the Catholic party What is called the Catholic church is purely an ecclesiastical po lineal machine as much a political party as any on earth Roosevelt owes his position to Presi dent to this Catholic party to which he truclded Ho never would have ueen President without it How did he get ItrBy sending Taft to tae Vatican thereby establishing a precedent long desired by the Pope thereby Inserting heenwrJrw wedge whichopened p tie possibility of a direct Papal repre sentative to the United States uooscvelt went to Canossa and the disgrace of It all was that there wasn t a man in Congress or in the Senate of the United States who nad the Americanism to denounce that Uiigli crime and misdemeanor for which alone Roosevelt should have been impeached and kicked clear out of WashingtonNot but the settlement for tho Friar lands manipulated by Roosevelt and Taft uy which this government was made to pay 7500 000 for lands they lied already pat a Spain for was a hold up of the amen such as no thieving munlclj al boss ever dreamed of committing TLese millions did not go to the Fill pines out went direct to the Pope of Rome What was this graft given to the Pope or Rome for Why for the Catholic vote Did Roosevelt get itIHe certainly did So all his spasm of virtue and in dignation displayed in his reply to Storer Is all rot It ought to bo plain to every American that in sending Taft to tho Vati can Roosevelt for the first tine in American history recognized the Church of Rome as a political power and paved the way for establishing political relations with it In doing this he trampled upon the very spirit of American liberty and commlted a crime far greater in con sequence In my opinion than those of Benedict Arnold and Aaron Burr The Catholic church is pouring its illiterate millions into this country and Is looking forward to such a Jority or balance of power that It will be able to sway If that tine should come it will use the Taft visit as a precedent The Catholic Omirch Is desparate Having lost out In Italy and France anm with Spain and Portugal growling at it its last and only hope Is in In swaying the politics of England and America and to this end it is working with all Its might Backed by its literate foreign hordes it has won con trol of every great municipality In this country It is truly an occasion for alarm when by holding the club of its foreign vote over the head of tho Presl dent it can compel him to violate a sacred principal of Democracy and allow himself to be used as a dup and tool for tho extraction of 7500 000 from the treasury of this country t And all this Is just what happened Storer In my opinion as a diplomat m 51t t J t L rr dealing with the Catholic church is aI credit to Roosevelt Storers only rellgjIonho Intervened for a friend Ho dellvi aced to the Pope Roosevelts message favoring Ireland and he has the p 11111IsuIcasion for btorer to have done so Storer indiscretion will not blind the oyes of the American public to Roose velts which was a far worse blunder Juggle words as ho may tao fact remains that Theodore Roosevelt as Governor of Now York and as dent of tho United States legged for John Ireland as Cardinal and used the Storers ior his tools just as ttie Pope used him and Taft for his tools and won another Canossa from both of them Storor was only a religious s fool Roosevelt was tho mercenary unprincipled politician who for tho Catholic vote bartered the very pri n cipals of liberty which humanity for twelve centuries waded through bloc d to e The progress of humanity upward and forward been along a high way bespattered with blood and strewn with dead mens hones in its struggle against the Christian super stition Any going backward any con cession of right freedom and liberty any selling out of principle is the blackest crime a servant of this na flan could commit and in sending Taft to the Vatican charge Theorlo Roosevelt with being a traitor to hU country guilty of the highest of state crimes an misdemeanors Storers little 8mdlscro lon sinks into absolute insignificance beside It The evidence In this case goes to show that file Intrigues of Roosevelt and the Storers was going along all right and nicely until It was discovered by some other high Catholic dignitaries in thi country who also were looking for a red hat- These pious prelates like Ireland got after some more petticoats to pull for them who like Mrs Storer be selged Roosevelt for recommendations As soon as the pettlcoatts began to swish around him pretty lively then noose got in hot water He was forceu to give the same kind of recom mendations to theso that ho had given to Ireland and tills muddled Merry del Val chief valet of the Pope who couldnt make out which one Roose yell really wanted Roosevelt was now discovered and was forced to write to the Storers to Dear Bellamy and Dear Maria that they must draw off on Ireland aniljjint 1m had taken an Independent attitude in the matter that as Presl den he could not recommend any son for the position of Cardinal fi c But the Storers have the papers to show that he had been doing that very thing If this controversy between Moos yell and Storer has proven one thing more than another It Is thisthe y have proven conclusively and to the satisfaction of every one and each iia s produced the papers to show it that hot hpartles are unscrupulous liars Never has two contending parties proven each others Ananias proclivi ties more thoroughly and positively There is evidently a lot more hack of this that hasnt conic out The signs go to show that some big digni tortes of other churches got after Rccsoy with a great great great big stick His letters to tile Storers show his distressing situation He dfdn t want a word uttered Ho was fearful of it getting out He was particularly anxious that the Stores get certain totters of his out of tho hands of Valet del Val This is a nice mixup for the Pres dent of the United Mates aint it There was nothing loft now In order to clear his skirts but to sacrl flee his friends That Mr Storer was over zealous and that Mrs was meddlesome Is plainly apparent but that they wore any more Indiscreet and undiplomatic than Roosevelt fall to see it Roosevelts anxiety and distress shown In trying to hush the matter up Is evidence enough of his own un diplomatic position As to being meddlesome what could be more meddlesome than for tho President of the United States or an official to mix up in the appolutmmmt of a Cardinal of tho Catholic church Such a thing Is to be expected of blind de voices like the Storers but for a high official of the country representing all classes to do such a twang is criminal what other way could Roosevelt have proven his own Incapacity as a diplomat In doing this clandestlnly and surreptitiously as ho did Theodore Roosevelt has insulted every Protest ant Jew and Secularist In the country and Is no longer entitled to their pa intent respect and all this should be remembered To the writer this Is in no sense n party affair I am attached to no party of whatever name Such lias been my experience with parties that have declared myself forever indo pendent of party affiliation I vote for rivof both the old parties and am r 1e rU li ty without party prejudice Tho secretIIntrigues of tho Storers and with Uio Vatican do not reflect the sentiment of Republicans They arei as much ashamed of It as others me1 In dealing with this matter fcv press generally has been close mouth 11cd It has printed both sides and let the people judge for themselves Wit u very little editorial comment The press Is cowardly and suppress os the comment the case deserves if Iit is apparent that it will loose an advertiser A dozen or so of HUlL obscure papers like tots are about all that wil have the American backbone to show up this prostitution of dFwo- i c racy as It should be shown In nearly every Instance of editorial mention tho press has referred to this intrigue as an unfortunate affairIOh bosh Nonsense Rats Instead of being unfortunate it is one of tho most fortunate discoveries that over happened It Jias revealed right out In the open the trading of American principle for Catholic favor which means Catholic votes Rome never makes a conces sion for nothing Her price mans Is on every commodity with whltii she deals seilmillionswill do the Catholic church no good A sharper eye will be kept on her It has cooped the Storer goose exploded the petticoat diplomacy of old John Ireland and laid his little red hat on the shelf while to millions Theodore re Roosevelt will never again be rite man he was before It has opened tho eyes of many half blind Americans to tho fact that the Pope is nee deep In American politics When hej sends word down along the line In a j Presidential campaign it goes Cleve land McKInley and Roosevelt all had to dicker with him to s Had the Pope the power to sway the full Catholic vote he would be adam goroiis menace to the peace of this country But fortunately there are many Catholics have minds of their own There are many who aro Americans first notwithstanding that allare taught that their first allegiance Js to the church There have been 30000000 Catholics emigrated to this country and they breed like rabbits According to their own statements they have but 80d000 enrolled church members What does this Immense falling oft mean but that It is on the wane and that Catholics themselves weary of it and leave li when they find It out Getting back to the Storers they have been bitterly condemned for let ting this bitf diplomatic tallureoiiijpf the bag They say that this proves that Storer is not a diplomat and that ho ought not have done Itof course for the dear partys sake It tho Storors had brought this mat- tel out previous to the election Roosevelt would have lost the PrtsI dency In not doing so they were certainly considerate of the party and nighty charitable toward Roosevelt In my opinion they did exact right finally In bringing this to light They did just what you an would have fond If wo had been likewise dismissed from public service and left without any defense It is n good thing all round especially for the people of this country as it gave them a chance to see the Inside workings of politicians with the Catholic hler arch They see now that we have been going to Rome for our Presidents and it will result In Inclining American people to Login to sho French regard for the growing CathI ollc party In the United States The Catholic Churcn therefore wil bo tho party hurt most by these dls coverlcs Roosevelt has been palaver- Ing It of late swelling it up with bes lief that wo may In the near future have a Catholic President Not now not for a whllC Teddy for your mix thre Vatican your sellout anti palover have done more to kill Its chances than anything for a Ion time Those letters to My Dear Maria and 11I Dear Bellamy will be dearly pruervf ed and remembered by many Tho party next hurt the most Is the Storers By this time they ought to bo sick of their Catholic mumbo jumbo domino Tho Pope and Valet do Val have given them the marble heart and the Catholic press of the country Is expressing Its disgust with ho themInow possibly indulge in some serious he reflection They will perceive how very foolish they were In letting old Petticoat Ireland trap them into a su s porstltlon fitted only for dark centu it rles and which Is out of harmony with all progressive Ideas and thought They will kick themselves for permit of ting themselves to bo made Irelands tools but they have this consolation tho old fox ddnt get his red hat and wont nil They have now tried both Protest antlsm and Catholicism anti if they are wise they will cut loose from nil to superstition and join the ranks ofsl troy an Independent thought In aJf1 irr- rTIfitLI IIclergymen of any kind They no doubt arc sadder and wiser Tho spunk they have exhibited In defending them selves however show that there is good material left In them After getting fleeced out a lot money and out of their Ambassador- shiP and after being abandoned by the Pope and cussed by Catholic press they ought to have the good sense of Miss Caldwell who Imewi hen she had gotten enough c loose from the whole scheming and swindling set of them This article is written to do good and the untram- moled opinion and frank honest ad vice given here should be taken Itho Storers in the same spirit of ids ness In which It Is given There Is one point brought out In this controversy which I have reserved for the last shall malts The claim ot the Storors was that since a Cardinal was to bo appointed It would better be Ireland than any other priest In America for the rea son that he is more American than any other and thereicre they were best serving their country by their appointmenttCatholic church Roosevelt likewise offers the same excuse for writing his Indorsement of Ireland to Dear Maria Ireland It seems was the only real American among nil the Catholic bishops From all this everyone is naturally led to Infer that all the rest of the Catholic clergy are not good Amerl cans Neither the Storers nor Roosevel- k Is missed It much It John Ireland Is t best flea the devil take tho rest All alike take their oath of allegiance to Rome end are bound to no law of this or any country when It conflicts with that of Rome Tho country still remembers that big land graft of Ire- lands up In Minnesota When it comes to Americanism It Is a choice of rotten apples with all of them Rome is an absolute ell g archy an absolute one man power and by Its very nature can have no love for or friendliness toward are public But Catholic bishops do nut always represent Catholic people Thanks to the good sense of Catholic people all over the world they are refusing to bo rules by an Italian God Almighty and they object to him doing their political thinking The Italian Catholic wouldnt have itthe French Catholics wont have It and the Spanish Catholic is not going to have It and when It comes to the scratch It Is fair to presume that the American Catholic has equally as much sense A meddlesome Papacy will meet with the fate of meddlesome Maria and the President who meddles with either who canters toward Canossa will succeed In bringing on himself in historical obloquy which future concretions will point to and rcaf with shame J B W rContinued from page One WHAT THE CHURCH DOES went In an eternal hell and translate him to realms of et rnal happiness as It claims to do tenall these Ifs jelng granted tho work of the clergj Is a most merciful and beneficial work pavyea more ihrtif there is no lIfo hereafter twe conI Church has no title to those mansions In the skies which It Is offering for If In fact no such mansions existwell tiat alters the case that entirely changes charactetr of the Churchs business CURSE OF INSINCERITY fThis is the sad condition of in man lie is doomed nil his days to deal wlthlnslncerltles to live move and have his being In traditions and conventionalities If the tradi dons have grown old the convention- alities will be mostly false true in no sense can they be for him never shall behold uo truth of any matter formulas theologlc economic and en other certain superficial readings of truth required In the market place these he will take with him these will apply doxtrously and with of these ho will have to satisfy himself Sincerity shall not exist for him he nil think that ho has found it while is yet far away The deep awful and indeed divine quality of truth that lies in every object and in virtue which tho object exists from his poor eyes this Is forever hidden Not with austere divine realities which Is belting to the Universe and to Eter but with paltrya mblguous pjan all tasma comfortable ant uncomfortable which belong to his own parish and the current week or generation Into ho pass his days London Freethinker we r 1 r 11 ri Continued front Page One SCHEME OF SALVATION Christ was not punished In our stead ho was not punished at all his one mission being to reveal tho Father That Is what they call the Moral View of tho Atonement But Is It a moral view Is n moral view of Lie Atone mont possible Aro not all views of It profoundly Immoral Let us see Whatever view of the Atonement adopted it Is generally conceded tin te terms by which New ment describe It such as ransom myoboes redemption propeltatlon ntus 11stanll Forgiveness Is Gods free gi to us purchased for us by the precious blood of Christ The whole thin smacks of the market and tho law court Salvation is a Transaction thing achieved by contract It is ro moral at the start and it ends by be- Ing positively immoral Now too mockery the cruelty the Immorality of this plan of salvation is in full view The heartlessness of tl God It contemplates Is perfectly r rotting God In nature and God in re domptlon are In complete haruton The Typhoon at Hong Kong last wee killed over ten thousand Chinese that horror a manifestation of Divine love Was It our loving Heavenly Father caused such a fearful ca tastrophe Nature teens with deeds of that bloodcurdling character Yo are as dear to God as tho apple of his eye the preacher says And yet he drowns and bolls and burns and in a million other ways destroys us he out a moments compunction Such Is the God of Nature and God of Redemption is in the soma imago and after the sane likeness Horu also ho seems to delight In malting sport of the children of his heart While pro tending to love them all with deatn less affection he yet allows the bull of them to slide down Into the place of endless torments there to hum ever unconsumed In the fire of Ills wrath When will tho divines per celve that their picture of God Is a horrible caricature They say that vo cannot save ourselves but that tile Father Is both willing and anxious to save us all through his Eternal Son and yet though able anti willing to do It he mocks us and claps us Into the prisonhouse cf his Universe there to dwell In adamantine chains and penal fire for over and forever Vell we will pay such a God the compliment ofa not believing In him Tho teaching Is that Grist has done for man what man could never have dcno for himself By his sacrificial and atoning death he Las made poss blo for God to forgive sin and mankind from its love and powerI Such Is the gracious revelation onI rained In the glorious gospel of tile blessed Savior of the But for fully four thousand years according to the Biblical chronology God with vold this redo iptivo revelation from us n an mtl cf away corner and to a few Illiterate ignoran1 peasants and now after two thousand years it IsI known to but a small minority of the ivorlils population while oven to the majority In this small minority it as If It had never been granted How do the pirsous explain these awlI ward facts Do they not flatly con tradlct the statement that God fs love ind that his love Is free from partlalt y Do they nut show conclusively that Uo God of Christians is far anllD away the most Immoral of all beings Tho kindest intst considerate thing can do to such a God Is to reins- to acknowledge hintto Ignore him Once more the Christian scheme fir supremeswith God and eternity and our rela tion thereto and assigns to life on earth a secondary and merely relative position Therefore the tiara tail mate a man becomes with God the more Interest ho takes In earthly affairs It cannot bo otherwise No one can concentrate on more Van one world at a time nor live two lives simultaneously Our capacities aro limited and we must t overtax them Tho gospel says Fix your thoughts en God and give him your supreme nffictlon lay for yourselves treasures In heaven and let your hearts follow them pro pare for eternity and look with on time and space and sriv r conversation or citizenship be in hear all the time Tho gospel of Science says Time escapes live now or never concentrate on the present life becauco It Is tho only life which you are sure get Into right relations with society and in self service blossoming Into glorious altruism find your truest joy God the Eternal Christ and tho unseen world are not facts but hypotheses and our relations with them are at boat hut To Imaginary while man and earth and society aro realities train which there absolutely no escape while life can fiance It will taJco all time and cur energy to deal efficiently with trttso facts to understand and use them to the best advantage and to get Its working Jarmony yflth them If are to do justice to them God and No eternity must wait till wo have flii ff y hi m vfeSt ea wNl tt ttL itn J r Ished with them The wisest policy is to take one worldanll one life at a time and not trouble about anything J beyond THE DEATH OF- QUEEN MARY Injflsonal Desires and Ambit ons t eat5 trByono who Knows years I have studied tho ttcmtcorning whose death a controversy has prevailed ever since the event ScrotagElizabeth could havo been guilty atat great crime against her without special and extraordinar otIpressure from some direction to her individual self and it was evi dently Impossible In view of her lone havelefatee A most CC firmkthensCanterbury and taat the same lied been encouraged lava y general way by his clerical subord inates History should sooner or latert- u get this matter right Future history cV uas also In store a large number of tragedies of a similar nature but lessf striping than the lamentable end of hMary which It Is now our duty to j begin to unearth and demonstrate x Crapsoy Is not going to havo an easy time of it from this year to tho endot7his career unless he makes up his mind td display ms late controversy and persist In doing so I can tell him for a fact that among those who tifound1 themselves in a similar predica went but who neglected their oppor vS tunitles by settling down to a quiet 1 ousjness life have found that they1 were surrounded by an Influence they could not explain and saw all their arrJ IfjStatetell them from others Once In 1874 the rolo was played by tho Great S jaralncl In person at Montreal That n fi sounds very much like anarchism yct 3 fact all same and how In thisv3 wise Lord before the birth of our fine Ropublld Groat Brltlan knocked vfFroucii power out c Canada Thj JH French King hovjp er wjis csiNrf in wrenching from the Brltftfli moa larch many Important concessions una one cf these was the retaining of their civil privileges by iho French1 cugytt in lower Canada This again led to many miner arguments with which thc Roman Pontiff had nothing to loin any direct manner and may bo hb tc was unconscious of them I refer toy detective ceclprpcity between the of Canterbury and Roman Catholic h authorities In lower Canada Now Dr Crapsey tech out for all these r t things The fact aa you are a citl = szee cf the United States will avail you nothing exceptt In an open clvniroiirt Look out wno walls you Take the middle of the balllnllIwall by daylight If you drink anything at a hotel look carefully and better not take 4all such a place and above all things look out for women detoctlves jLJ One Who Knows All About It fr 1London Freethinker DO SERMONS GRIP Do sermqns gripK fIThoa vwjTheirThe drones of God iV Cause numerous noddles to nod rXi rTheFrom off ducks Lacks J As soon as tho parsons make tracks r tFrom peoples minds rK They might as well talk to the winds fTileyOr ttirnedoff gas They send folks to sleep or they CfIn at one ear tAnd out of the other thats clear j ISDoo stop us from taking a trip On Sabbath days fniter our Infidel ways r r fOf shunning church some priests when they get on lheirwp- erch Tjr Now cut them short Allow so tile papers report Ten minutes and VV more than a follow can stand Do sermons gripfno for they glvp thq ESS JAYvBEb l