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Digital page images are linked to the text file. f BLUE GRASS BLADE rWEAIM TO OUT DOWN ERROR AND ESTABLISH TRUTH lllgl and VOLUME XVI 1-Vfuibiiit East Be S PldLEXINGTON n JULY 21 1907 Published Weekly150 per Year in advance BRAIN STORM OR TEMPEST But rather of a Brainless Variety at they Appear out WestEditor Wont be Bluff d READ AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELVES By A A Snow I enclose you some clippings from a Kansas paper The Waldron Argus showing the tempest In a teapot a Kansas Freethinker Is stirring up down there Boycott the usual art icle employed by Christians Is resorted to But this method of warfare Is rapidly petering out even Chris tlans themselves are becoming dis gusted with It The editor writes me that he will probably gain as well as lose subscribers- I also enclose a letter from W E Fletcher of Levity Texas showing that when the Christian does come out openly and fairly attempts to de fend his cause the most intelligent and best educated of the flock begin to wander away The Christians and the highwayman fare alike they tumble when they resort to argument Truth alone can stand up under criticism Most preachers know as proved by their actions that Christianity will not bear Investigation There Is now and then one who has this to learn I think this Is the case with one J M Bryant who Is to hold a debate with me the nights of Sept lith7th at the Seven Oak school House near Clio This preacher like Joe Smith is author of a new denomination which I fear will die a bornin Juding trfrom his letter I dont think he has much of an education but the debate 1i will be held close here and furnish me an opportunity to talk to the pea i i pie If 4he Christians do not succeed in shutting the building against us as they have so often done iIHever got a reply from my letter to Rev Sam Small Ingersoll ought to write bibles for money but Small cannot give a quotation from his bible teachings what he says it does Wont dolt for 100 I saw a rooster and a turkey whether in the night vis ion matters not the turkey came up to the gentleman that roosts and gave him a peck on the side of the head The cock said nothing did nothing just stood there The turkey gave him another rap the sleepy fellow Just twisted his head a little Then the turkey gave him another rap on the other side of the read but still the rooster never quit roosting I asked the angel on this side of the river what is the matter of that sleepy cock that he allows himself to be so Imposed upon t The angel replied that ho had had an operation and a portion of his brain had been removed But the angel on the other side of the river replied Not so but the rooster has jlned meetln and Is sanctified Now preachers If they do not act just as that rooster did are pretending they do and advising others to and In so doing are making the very best flght their theory will admit of Now Bro Jim dont you think It wrong to ask preachers why they dont meet the Infidel Dont you think it wrong to tempt children to lieA Llnovlllo preacher lit out on one twho had made heav donations to the church accusing him ot reading Snows literature The party told the Ipreacher that It was done of his busl ness what he read that he had no mortgage on him either soul or body If he did have on others He told me that preachers are hypocrites and their tactics was to keep people In the darkIn Ignorance In order to get their money It was only through respect for his wife who was a mem ber that he had ever given them any Oh infidelity is spilling the revenue of the church Ono Christian so set In his one side views that he wouldnt even look at the other side of the moon should It turn Its face this way said that he didnt begrudge the he gave as It was worth that to hear Sam Small rip Into Snow He was present when I gave the gentleman a tract to read He advised him not to read It Said It was not fit to read I asked him f on what he based his judgmentIf he had read It He sulked and the tu gentleman was even more anxious to read ItThe Argus article The article in the Argus referred to above Is as follows Waldron Kans July 307 To the Editor and Readers of the Argus We wish to publicly express our disapproval of the brainless storming that has been going on In this paper for some months We cannot lieve that the Intelligent people of this and surrounding communities are pleased with such comments but are simply neglected to act in the mat ter When we allow anything to cir culate among the young people and old as well which has a tendency to undeitmlne thqir beliefs tin things sacredand their reverence for the same we are giving our sanction to that which will degrade and not uplift hinder rather than help us through life and surely lower the standard of morality among us As for Skalawag the book he derides very aptly describes him when It says The fool said In his neart there Is no god Mr and Mrs H J Yoder Now will you be good Mr Argus Man That ought to put a few crimps in your caudal appendage The next time you want to publish an article from the pen of one of your correspon dents you will humbly submit the same to the self Imposed censures Mr and Mrs H J Yoder Their Ideas of what constitutes proper platter for the columns of the Argus wjll be your guide in all future matter submitted for publication How foolish you have been In the past none inky never know and your future existence In this and the world to wine depends on your conduct toward holler than thou couple No matter what you think concerning God and his plan for the salvation of man unless It Is In conformity with the Ideas pf this sanctified couple you should smother them out and answer yea yea and nay nay to their every wish If you happen to be a God fearing honor able man and have Ideas about con ducting ytiiir business that conflicts with their4cut hem out and get In harmony with them No matter If you are a free born AmelioSn citizen and live in this land of the free where the constitution protects all men In their religious beliefs where there Is more big hearted broad mind ed fearles men and women than can be found anywhere else on the globe wher the air inspires one to deeper thoughts and research where reason is slowly climbing to the three so long occupied by superstition and Ignorance where the streets that are paved with gold do not attract as much attention as the fields paved with golden wheat and sustains the present life regardless of the life to come no matter what you are an Imp of Satan unfit to live among men unless your ideas conform with this couple Get right Argus get right Following lathe original article Which brought down the holy wrath of the sanctified BRAIN STORM I am in the fog again cant see my way out I cant see through It Now whats the matter you old flkala wag Prof Jas H Hyslop has out that the Soul of man Is lmmopl Found out something I suppose tsqja sands and thousands of people know1 lo they knew It Why dang It all there are millions of people who are unlearned who can not even read who never thought of digging into the cells of wisdom to solve problems have known for sixteen hundred years that the soul of man Is Immortal and who are willing to bet on It Now here comes a Professor late of the faculty of Columbia University who with a spy glass has solved the prq blem that mans soul Is immoral and that It has been in that pre dicament for some time if not longer I am aware that the proof of mans immorality has never been sent to Head Quarters for Inspection but what of that As I have uttered In plain English millions of people even down to the lowest grade of Intellect have given their word that the soul Is Im moral and what better proof does some men want In spite of all the proof that has never been offered here comes a man with a spy glass to magnify a fact millions of us already knew without making telescopic ob servations Now It Is confusion worse confounded Whats the matter now you ask Man was formed out of the dust I cant prove It as all of the witnesses are dead but man was formed out Continued oa Page 4 l J w r WORLDS CRISIS IS UPON US Reform Must Begin In the Church and the Bible can only be Saved by nw Con struction NONE CAN LOVE REVERE BIBLE GOD By A R Heath Judgment reform must begin at the house church of God Chris Hans are the light of the world the salt of the earth but darkness covers the earth and gross darkness of tgno ance superstition and sin covers the people We stumble at noonday as In the night Isaiah 59 Wo grope like the blind as If we had no eyes We have too much religion theology in our heads It is staking the na tions We have not enough Christianity In our hearts and lives to save the people Religions are in the head Christianity is in the soul the Inner man Christianity is of Christ it is Christlike and heavenly the most un selfish principle even known Relig ions are of men They are sensuous and earthly oppressive tyrannical and devilish threatening to repopulate the two witnesses His word and His spirit have lain dead in the street for three days and a half ages since the creed of men were adopted The stars ministers of heaven have fallen Truth is fallen la the streets of business and justicelean not enter because of the bribery tit voters courts election boards juries legislators and congressmen and the evil Influences of rings combines trusts monopolies oppression starvation sutciA1u wars and rum rs of wars Nattoat rUes against nation and peace ia driven from the earth The third part of men are to be slats In the church union of June 1897 C C Dlllla of Sidney Ohio masses utterances of revereads right reverends lord bishops and doctors of div inity viz Rev Augustus Blauvelt In Scribners says Something must be done intelli gently promptly and efficiently to save the Bible and the Christian faith from the already blackened desolation Matthew Arnold says To put some other construction on the bible than theology now puts Is indepensable to save the Bible The Duke of Somerset says While our clergy are instating on dogmatic theology skepticism la provadlng all and leads learned societies Present methods of religion will never convert the people and skepticism ia Germany Is an ever proceeding dissolution of positive faith Skeptics Influence in creases ever day pervading too masses in Italy Conant Stewart says of Holland A great many and increasing num ber are more or less forsaking the gospel and are becoming estranged from Christian truth And so it is everywhere In Europe LIddon says there is a ofrelilonDeliefRight of Gloucester and Bristol and the tat Bishop of Winchester say Doubt is every wbjere BrotherDills says Let the creeds go taamuch as the creeds success is tremesmachinery of the church or the amount at stake In the eternal welfare of souls Why perpetuate thlq inhuman un chr8UaBY Homelike tyrannical and church covenants They are made by sectarian and selfish men They an tagonize nearly all Bible truths and are contrary to reason and sommon sense They keep thousands of the best people from accepting Christ This is mine so that preachers and bishops id well as the cardinals and pope cat hold the people in religious bOndag which is the worst of slavery Protes opes perpetuate these creedal syatan so that they may faave fat aalaUFlfrom the poor andy itve BumybMUsly every day cloth dlnPUrple vrt one linen There ia no redaction for them like the rich man In hell they shall lift up their eyes jelnr In torment crying father AkraiujMtfjend Lazarus with one drop ot forgiveness for our hypocritical pojrUha ta It has un fitted them for heavens enjoyment and the gulf of condition of soul not place prevents their coming of going where there Is repentance and remis sion of sin Japan demurs against thirteen kinds of Presbyterians and sixteen kinds of Methodist and Baptist religions and says First decide among your selves which one Is rightthen come to doubt skepticism and positive dissolution of faith are in creasing dally everywhere and al ready are blackening the world all church as now divided Is cast out by China and all nations Many churches built on one Bible are trod den under foot of men It is estimated that but on one man in ten ever attends church but they go to clubs saloons houses of sin and places of amusement on the Sabbaths The Bible and Christianity are lost sight of The people are repeled by un biblical preaching of the names and doctrines of God Christ md the Church and by a theology that outrages the Bible reason and common fThe book for what it says 1 However It Is much mots wonderful for what It does not say which the preachers bishops and popes say that it says They dis fellowship each other and divide the church and perplst In keeping It divid ed on names and dogmas nowhere stated In the Bible Thus the church has lost its light of truth and love and has lost Its saltness or soulsav ing power The world Is drifting to ruin while the clergy are holding a death grip on the throat of the church and are choking it to death No one of the patriarchs and prophets nor Jesus or any of his apostles did ever once nickname our blessed Heavenly Father as a Trinity a Tribune God a ThreeOne God a triple headed monster without body parts or passions seated on a great despotic throne foreordaining from all eter nity whatsoever comes to pass and foreordaining the means of sinning by those who shall committ Itthat the number that shall be saved Is so definitely fixed that it cannot be added untbor diminished therefrom find that there are infants in bell not a span long all for the glory or dis grace of His most excellent Name They say that God made man so he knew he had to sin as God had foreor dained that he should sin But when man sinned God got so fiendishly mad that nothing but blood of the ner but the lifes blood of His pure innocent and ever obedience Son In their creeds and disciplines they say that this was the Eternal God himselfwho foreordained to have himself crucified to satiate his own bloodthirstiness to deconclle himself to himself or to mans sins or to pay himself for mans sins or for pardon Hog mans sins to purchase pardon to show his justice or to sctioV the jusctice of his law by killing the in nocent for the sins of the guilty They say he paid for the sins that all men ever did or ever mayor ever can commit in other words that God bri bed himself to let us sin and paid for indulgences to all men for all time to come to sin all they p ssibly can for God foreordained that they should commit whatsoever sin comes to pass Thus man can not fail to do all that god foreordained and forces him to do It was all paid for nine teen hundred years ago They sing Jesus paid It all nothing more we have to do It all was paid for by Jesus blood e by Gods blood so that all must be saved The creeds say that all who do not believe these dogmas and falsehoods about God will be damned although the sin of disbelief was paid for and canceled nineteen hundred years ago yet God puts infants In hell not a span long not because they sinned but because they inherited Adams sin and guilt Who can love and revere such a monster such a despotic and unjust God Such preaching and creeds my dear brother ministers has made and Is making the world worse and worse deceiving and being deceived Thank the Lord fewer and fewer believe of preach such stuff yet we stubbornly refuse to abolish mens world rejoices that Presby teraln vote to revise their creed but they cannot revise tt By patching the rent would be made worse finally the Bible will be their only creed Creeds say Jesus was the eternal God Father of Himself that He sent Him self prayed to himself or that He was a man with a human soul into which God came and went at pleasure t w that on the cross God left Jesus the common man dying and went to hea ven Now where is your Jesus Christ Where Is your son of God mediator between god and fan Thus Jesus Is lost and only God in Heaven and a man on the cross remains e no Christs Christianity have flooded the earth with human blood almost In numerable times Armenian Chinese and other massacres threaten to depopulate the earth if the clergy persist in making creed e head religion the test of felow ship instead of Christs Christianity in the heart the only true test of Christian and church fellowship In stead of obeying Jesus command by their fruits ye shall know them fellowship them the clergy seem determined to bring on the Armagedon war to slaughter the third or all of men Rather as In Acts of the Apostles 1919 let them bring their lying creedbooks together In a pile and burn them thus getting more light from them than they ever before got out of them as Elder A Burdick of Michigan did when as clerks of a church he was ordered by vote to burn their creeds Jesus says worship of him Is in vain while we persist in teaching for doctrines the commandments creeds of men Matthew 169 Men of the world so see It and shun the church Jesus also says it the Kingdom church be divided into denomina tions It will not stand For hundreds of years by our acts we have looked Jesus In the face and said Jesus you are a liar and we will show you that we can convert the world with the church divided into denominations Believe Jesus tells the truth If he does make every man a liar Preach ers stars of heaven are falling A stranger In a Summer Illinois Hotel said to me Twelve years ago I was pastor of a church in this town see- Ing the hypocrisy of my members and myself preaching hypocritlclcally what was not Bible I returned my credent ials to England I am a business man now for I had to preach the doctrine of some church for the Lord nod to the people instead of for the people even If you had to make tents like Paul or fish like Peter and be cruci fied head downward as he Our land lady raid My dear Pastor through your preaching twelve years ago I sought and found the Lord precious to my soul you burled me like my Lord In baptism I have been trying to walk in newness of life but oh are you fallena castaway made ship wreck of the faith lost t She burled her face in her hands and wept bitterly Jesus never organized or authorized the organization of any one of the present denominations nor gave them their names They are not in the Bible and he pointedly forbids their perpetuation Jesus prays for all his followers to be one even as He and His Father are one If He and His Father constitute one personal God he prays for all his disciples to be one person How did Stephen see them as two persons Why do ministers add to and dlmlsh from the Bible and compel God to add to them the plagues written therein and take their part out of the Lambs book of life t Do Thomas Paine or R G Ingersoll do more and thus lose more surely eternal life See the present system of Protest ant Romish demonlnations The sec ond beast that arose out of the earth giving all Its power and influence to the first beast that arose out of the sea with seven heads governments and ten horns kings one of which Roman church was wounded unto death In the Crimean war but now being pealed by the Protestant creeds being enforced similar to the Roman church creed I e making theology or religion in the head the test of fellowship Instead of accept ing hristianlty in the soul and heart as the only test of fellowship as Jesus commanded ye shall know them by their fruits Matthew 716 Love Joy peace long suffering gentleness meekness temperance goodness faith Galatians 621 Receive all whom Christ receives and as he receives them while they are yet Imperfect Shall mortal man be more just than God more pure than his makertJob 417 Him that Is weak la tfce faith receives ye but not to douBtrahiisputa tion Romans 14 To be Continued jkf n l r 1t APPEAL TO CATHOLIC MEN Came here for Freedoms SakeBe Brave enough to stand up for Personal Rights TRUMPERY OF HOLY ORDERS AN INFANTS DREAM By M C Coomer Catholic Citizens of the United States Voter Men Priests forbid you to attend the service of other denominations be cause as a Roman Catholic papers expressed It familiarity with and listening to error opens the mind to Its entrance lodgment and propaga tion yet you fall to perceive that the command which compels you to at tend Roman services every Sunday is for the same reasonsbecause famiIarlty with and listening to error opens the mind to its entrance IIdgment and propagationiYou are old enough to know that It is only through investigation that truth Is sifted from error and that It ISierror not truth that shrinks from ex amination yet you dare not investi gate Your very Instincts tells you that light will show the deceptions yet you hug the delusion and will not risk removing the mask lest you con front the face of Error You know that with all your obser vations all your efforts yeu never have and never will find anything out side of or separate from Nature yet like an infant you fancy that the trumpery of hob orders enables your priest to know that the dead enter a land of demonism more horrible than any teror that is found or in the whole universe Friends do not longer subvert reason The mature man ought not to keep an evil vow made In childhood Z Think But your church does not per mit you to think Why Because logical thought leads to the convic tion that the gibberish of papal ser vices Is as silly and vapid as the re ligious gibberish ot the lowest hea then worship You think yourselves brave enough to stand for your rights and wise enough to vote yet you continue in childish obedience to those insipid harlequins called priests because you believe them endowed with magical powers practiced by bishops who claim that like a clairvoyant they can dis cern things not perceptible by the scorn the pretensions of mediiums and fortunetellers yet you re verence those Roman magicians who claim that their voice is the voice of God and that their church is the em pire of Paradise Yoy expect unreasoning servility to bring you an eternal residence with an Intelligent being yet you ought to know that It is only the courage and ability to think freely and reason log ically that can make a man worthy of Immortality God Is not likely to enjoy the society of spirits who are under the necessity of engaging priests to do their thinking You or your fathers came here to be free from the rule of hereditary aristocracy yet you tamely submit to the more oppressive domination of hierarchy You claim the right toitake part in the political affairs of the nation yet you make over to your priests a warranty deed of that right The United States has bestowed this ipUbHclydeeding tho gift with all Its powers and benefits to the Society of Jesuits which Is the sworn enemy of this and all governments except its Vou ti Vnllp tn mAnhnntto vow fealty to kings yet you crawl In slavish obedience to priests who 1IsmpriestsImbued them with the cunning ofIgreed and lust for power You are aware that these priests are under vows to express no thought to sup press and deny every event every fact i that Is discreditable to their church yet you servilely refuse to study his tory or science except in works thatJare garbled by the Roman hierarchy Jesuitism You desire religious liberty yet you deny It even to your dellglous liberty they are old enough to understand orf strong enough to resist you deliver Continued oa Page 4 0 1 I H- 1u JJ BLUE GRASS BLADE Published at Lexington Kentucky Every Sunday Founded 1884 and edited by Charles Chilton Moore up to his death February 7 JAMES E HUGHES Editor and Publisher SUBSCRIPTION RATES By malt i50 ytnr In advance Five new subscribers sent with one remittance at 1100 per year each Trial subscription IB cents per month All orelgn subscription postpaid 200 per yeear ADVERTISING RATES ALL ADVERTISEMENTS of whatsoever character cepted will be published at the rate of 100 per Inch per month unless by special contract when other and better rates will be quoted upon applica tion The publishers have the 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is nhvnys here i Never shirk a human duty livery thought must be free p o r rF The devil deals his cards with an expert hand lie realizes that the Queen of Hearts will cateh time and when after the gentlea parson s eye every men of the cloth the sunbonnet will work like a charm Head the daily papers and dont be ceived It is the same old game and so it will continue so long as the earth is peopled with men and women Give the parson a chance and he will take it THE WANDERINGJEW- t IJ a1tfJ11i 1 J f wvu tllerS t I stood Reside him on the torturing cross and Though no look of pain could eer cross his Torrestial sense yet I heard him groan Then 1 sumlmed up all the miseries and massacres that His nave had sanctioned in my country I pointed to him And said Go go in mockery Immediately a look of Godlike malice reillumined his feeding lineaments and He saldI go but thou art doomed to wander oer this Unquite earth eternally Shelley L 1lieu above lines are quoted from memory They may not be literally correct word for word but they contain at least the sum and substance of 4Shelleys thoughts given in his marvelous poem Queen flub as to the theological judgment pro nounced against Ahasuerus known in religious romance as the Wandering Jew For a century or mpre the whole story has been known to the allegorical but there have been many theologians who have contented that the figure of Ahasuerus condemned to a life of unrest as the one from among the crowd who stood beside the cross of Christ crying crucify him was meant to portray the prophecy of the scriptures wherein it was said that the Jews should become a people without a nation andshould scatter to the uttermost parts of the earth Shelley in the lines above quoted puts a different construction upon the legendary sentence thus im posed In the language of the famous Atheist the sentence of eternal unrest would never have been iujposed had not Ahasuerus spoken to Christ in a contemptuous manner so that after all it was posed in a spirit of mere revenge of malice and illwill In this poetical description this poetical dream Shipley fees even more for he has por trayed that spirit of animosity of hatred and riMyigciul couauot manifested by the church throughout all the centuries toward those who have dared to give it the slightest opposition And yet for niaio years the wandering Jew hits implicitly boliuvid as a personality even as children today believe in Santa Claus not knowing rcally vhy or how but that such a being simply existed just cause the preachers had talked on the subject As the sentence was for an eternal pilgrimage oer all the earth it did not appear strange that no one ever came in contact with him but many fanciful tales have been told concerning him much as the old booger man was used by parents in the days gone by to terrify children from doing little things they ought not to do- The original story of Ahasuerus was in effect that having mocked at Jesus as he lung torturing t on the cross was given punishment that made limn a comjmon hobo forever He was never to Pi enter Jerusalem again He was never more to see his wife and child He was to wander up and down a stranger in lauds without a friend or companion for ever and ever It was also ordained that every one hundred years of his life he was to become young again the better able to carry out his unend ing pilgrimage This latter portion was an inter polation made by the priesthood because of the fact that the people began to question his ability to travel about as he grew older and decrepit At a still later period he was supposed to carry disease and death with him to that his advent into any country and a g any people were to be un desired As a natural result his presence would be slimmed personal contact with him avoided It never occurred to the ignorant worshippers that as the Jews had been conquered by invaders of their country and practically driven broadcast compelled to find an abode m many strange lands the idea of the Wandering Jew was but a concrete tale invented to symbolize the Jewish people as a nation It is strange that at this late day when reason has supplanted faith and unreasoning dogma that any person should undertake to defend the legend This has been done by Edward Koenig a German writer who assuming some foundation in fact existed for it attempts to account for its origin and defines a legend as being a story founded on some actual occurrence a myth as a story embodying some abstract ideu or principle The definitions are not uecessarilly correct and to the Blade they appear far fetched Such a definition would suggest that it was a fact that the crucifixion actually took place but we have no proof It would also lead to the inference that some Jew was sentenced to become a wanderer by one having time right to impose siwjh a sentence and the power to enforce its execution It is true that a legend may be built up by a collaboration of a number of impossible incidents related and given as facts and possibly drawn from other facts but this does not give the legend any semblance or color of truth Were it otherwise the legend and fabulous tales told of Jack the Giant Killer and Jackand time Beanstalk could be just as easily proven to have been actual occurences There can ue no doubt that the story of the Wandering Jew was the invention of some cunning scheming de signing priests for the sole purpose of terrorizing the people into a belief or an acceptance of the crucifixion story No sane person yet on the outside of a lunatic asylum can be found today who really believes ninetenths of the stories related with the connection to the alleged crucifixion of Christ while thousands exist who do not believe any portion and there are millions who doubt it In his effort to give the story a degree of plausibil ity Pro Koenig says A representative like Ahasuerus of the people of Israel might occasionally present himself That many a selfjudging soul of the people of Jarael should adopt his point of view is by no nit ans incredible Some quiet thinker among the scat tered tribes of Israel night have token the con duet of the Jews toward Jesus so deeply to heart that at the thought he beats his breast and sighed for a way of reconciling the attitude of his nation with the greatest Son of Israel A man of that temperament belonging to the homeless scattered nation of Israel who wandered through generations from place to place might actually feel himself to be the representative of his nation he might throw himself back into the past so eagerly that he might consider and speak of their former relations to Jesus the bearer of the cross and the homeless ness which was the immediate consequence as if they were his own personal conduct and personal fateThe Blade cannot accept the explanation as ing at all feasible The same argument could be applied with equal force to Christ himself and that the notion of a divine nature came from imagining too much until like the constant dropping of water on the rock which wore it away he came to believe that I and the father are one It is too late to attempt to give credence to such stories as the Wandering Jew Practically all Jews are wanderers so far as their nation or kingdom is concerned But so are the Irish people The latter have practically no nation no flag Both have profited by the pilgrimage In every country on earth both Jew and Irishman may be found The former in some profitable business enterprise making a good and useful citizen wherever he may be found Time latter will inevitablly be found in some public office helping to manage the govern ment in some way This is an eternal credit to both They have every reason to take just pride in their achievements Sifted down in spite of romance or legend myth or miracle there has never been and never can be any particular individual us the one Wandering Jew any more than we have the one Wandering Irishman GODS PRINCIPAL JOKES By Parker II Sercombe A Review To those whose thought methods permit them to look beneath the surface this Booklet appeals as one of the remarkable products of our epoch outlining as it does in the fields of Religion Government Medicine Dress Charity Food and Drink Wealth Punishment Preaching etc the method by which God as an omnipotent kinder garten tcncher proceeds by the inductive method of education to instruct mankind and gradually raise humanity by its own efforts to knowledge r poise mid mental milt physical fitness nil through the operation of divine law Natural Selec tionThe depth of insight revealed and the perfect unity of general principles maintained throughout the discussion of every subject presented is unique in modern philosophy and literature for rcnmbc time mithor without regard to prece iiurlcssly gives the logical interpretation in r n to each heading no matter whom it njv I l tr whom offend ll matters not whether this booklet is read in a spirit of belief or disbelief it challenges thought and provokes further inquiry to an extent un equalled by any other modern work whether more pretentious of otherwise Price of booklet lOc per copy 600 per 100 Send order to Blade Office NEUTRALITY It is either God or nothing The mfiii who does not acknowledge god must ignore him No half way measures will be accepted by the church leaders and it must be evident to nil think ing people that the plan will be most disastrous to their calling The lawyer depends upon the public for patron age There is no steady income Time most popular lawyer is he who can talk glibly appear wise win a number of important cases and after that the patronage rolls in mid and things bccomo easy With the church it is just time same Numbers alone can save it From year to year it is boasting of its enormous memberslup unmindful of the fact that with the increase in population the in crease in church membership is rapidly falling back When churchmen seek to force the issuo of either being with god or against his the church mil god will lose thereby Men are not to be bulldozed in these days by the ranting of paid hypocrites Time following taken from the West era Recorder a Baptist publication fully explains this attitude and it will prove all tint is written her In many things in life one may be neutral with out guilt In politics one may take sides with either or neither political party and yet be true to his country be a patriot This is true in regard to mutiny social problems of the day But in re gard to religion neutrality is impossible One is for or against God Christ says He that is not with me scattereth abroad and again lie says Ye cannot serve God and Mamfruon Yet men in this age seem to believe that they can serve God and the world There must be a choice made if men would servo God If mjen must make a choice they will not hesitate and it will be found when the full roster has been called that they are with Mammon as even the majority of church members will testify WHO READS THE BIBLE Nobody of intelligence or moral worth pays a attention to the Bible and the leaders of htuiiuiiicy ignore it This statement is not made solely upon our own uthurity upon a simple declaration biiUit is taken from religious source so that its truth should not be questioned by professors of the faith When men desire authority for public action they do not go to the Bible for it Instruction front its pages is given to unsuspecting childhood but in these days it is soon forgotten No sooner is the mind brought in contact with the world than he begins to realize that the bible precepts mlay be all right in theory but they are too weak und vicious to put into general practice This feeling brings about a studied neglect a purposed indifference The practical thing of life become more pressing and in a few years the Bible is crowded out of the mind Not alone in the humble walks of life does this hold good but in the more important Not the laborer alone but the statesman falls in the same category of forgetfulness Sometimes we are glad to forget We would be glad to forget all we have even been taught about hell the devil god and the whole shooting match of the rival conbatants struggling for preference and power with the soul of moat as the prize But do men forget Do they reildily forget the Bible Read the following taken from a re ligious journal and then ponder upon the mean ing revelation mode therein And tins ignorance of the bible is not confined to students or to this country Mr Balfour who Prime Minister of England and is now leader of the Opposition was berating the present Premier and urging him to a decision on some point lIe wished the Prime Minister to get up like Aaron between his two supporters Some one suggested that it was Solomon to whom he wished to allude lain he replied Solomon had to do not with two supporters but with two babies Whereupon time House roared No wonder the House roared and intelligence snviles at those timid minds that cling to the Bible and its teachings The wonder is not that Mr Balfour forgot but the religious world fail to see the joke JUST A LITTLE SERMON The fashion of time pulpit is to take some text from time scripture und in its wisdom explain the ridden meaning contained therein putting such construction upon it as is best calculated to pre i I J serve sectarian shibboleth This practice brought untold misery in the world Each hasIorganization through its officials interpreters put a different construction upon the sumo it was difference of opinion that induced to burn Servetus and sarnie policy has split the protestant church into munberless warring factions Bloodshed has followed in its wake but the practice is still maintained it may that the Blade without seeming to instate hoping that no strife will follow the effort will be permuted to take one little text from I Cur 731 It reads fashion of the world passeth away If thus be true the church is exceeding slowto conform to new methods which must inevitable follow fashions that have passed away A fashion runs its vogue and while in season the major ity of mankind conform to it This fashion mayjinclude dress and once the leaders have started a new fashion the devotees thereof will immediate ly follow suit It has long been the lusliiou to IIfrom1greaterOn u recent Sunday we heard this text preached oy a Lexington parson After exhorting the con gregation to be faithful he held that the text ap plied solely to tins world and added what is the fashion of this world that passeth away 1 I answereJ it is the whole world itself and all Humanity dwelling upon it Wise philsopher Careful thought Profound profundity It is a reading of one riddle by pro pounding another That preacher knew it wouldiue useless to inform tune fashionable women in his church that it simply referred to a coming change m the style of bonnets because they were more familiar with the subject than he could possibly ue Instead of explaining just what it did meuntne wider took to challenge the very existence of physical universe and insusted that already there were iuuumberable signs of decrepitude and decay True indeed the ganite mountains may crumble and fall into the sea That sea may break 1 t its bounds and the bright lamp of the sun grow dim Things stay not be lasting as they appear to 11oth1Ulglost or destroyed Tf wo nlncnlv aptyic this text nay refer to the fashion of keeping and maintaining an army nonproducingthe preachers Tins is a fashion that has been in j vogue ior centuries jipd it shows nosign arm givgout ny changes lutve been wrought since it was fist concieved and forced upon an unwilling It is still with us The army shows no inclination to decrease itself If there is any truth in the text at all the Blade expresses the hope that the preachers will be first made an example thereof Such is not to be It will not be Preach ers there are and preachers there will be so long as a crust of bread and a drink of water can be obtained loin the profession without manual labor In this the text is proven a lie for here is one fash ion of this world that does not and will not pass away THE PROCESSION OR PLANETS Such is the title of a handsomely bound little volume sent to the Blade by Franklin II Heald the author of Los Angeles California While that author disclaims any purpose of having the workregarded as a textbook on astronomy he prefers it should be looked upon as an effort to j tlmudeThere is much in astronoufy that must le hidden in time realm of speculation and this realm affords a fair field to every mind At the same time there is much in astronomy that is susceptible of demon stration such as distances can be bhroltaxalhee stration such as distances spheres size and to some extent even weight can be determined Prom the known to the unknown there lies an almost limitless path hitherto untraversed and untrod by It is here where speculation begins and while enough of the unknown may be front the known it is not essential theory ChristianityThe advanced must be along defined inferredI makes a hold venture into new fields He opens up with the intrepidity of explorer He elaborates upon grayitalionagainst the attraction force of gravitation It is evident however that Mr Heald holds to theory of a process of solar formation whichItakes for its base notion that the planetaary system was once of the sun and his discussion is upon time procession of the planets from the sun an a regular order of succession and back to the sun in an inverse ratio a process which lie claims keeps the orb of day supplied with fuel and energy inMrhero colloboratcd in precise form which enables the reader to follow his reasoning through with out interruption The book is cloth bound well printed with 200 pages andis handsomely illustrated It should be widely distributed ft s tlL i arI HERETIC THE FIRSTPRESIDENT Of Harvard Declared as such Because He Announced his Disbelief In Practice of Infant Bap tism PLEASE PARENT BUT DOES CHILD NO GOOD I itFrom Taunton Mass Times Harvard College was founded In 1 and the first class graduated In 1642 The first president of the college was the Rev Henry Dunster who served for 14 years No one criticised his administration In every respect admirable until ho acknowledged his disbelief In the practice of baptism of iIntants hard for us to understand In these days of enlightenment and free dom of Intelligent thought and speech i how the president of Harvard College who up to that time had been held In honor should received such treat honest expression of hisment for an conscience as was accorded to the first president of Harvard College The grand Jury Indicted this first president of the college he was tried ti convicted and sentenced to receive an admonition on lecture days put under bond for good behavior and to resign from the college 4compelled to Scituate overwhelmed with grief and shorty afterward died We have seen grand juries and know something of the calibre of the men who make up their bench It Is difficult to characterize the sublime of such a body of men In JImpudence to indict a man like Presi r dent Dunster of Harvard College for tIJreSumlng to express an opinion on baptism which did not accord with the popular belief It will however be less difficult for use to comprehend the situation if in imagination we place ourselves back In that benighted age Men like Jon I lathan Edwards believed in Infants damnation at least for Infants who had not been baptised Did Edwards recall the words of the scripture Suffer little children and forbid them not to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of heaven t We do not know whatever the arguments of President Dunster which Imade them offensive But we appre hend It was simply a case of a broad minded scholar addressing himself to a bigoted community Incapable of grasping a new Idea We are sorry however that the first president of Harvard if ho must be a martyr should not have been a martyr for a principle of more Import can readily understand that President Dunster may have been im pressed with the beautiful symobollsm of the baptism of Immersion of men and women who have reached the years of maturity and had some con scientious scruples about a seremony In which the recipients could not be conscious of the significance and for which these Is no Blblcal authority He may have felt like the Baptist of today that he was fully Justified In rejecting what the former call pedo all that the ceremonial has a meaning to the parents of the Infants and to the godfather and god mother who undoubtedly feel an added tenderness towards the helpless beings t who have been so solemnly consecrat ed ot God and may on that account be led to take extra care that such baptised children shall be brought up In the fear and admonition of the the ceremony does good to the parents and indirectly to their off spring Where Is the harm t Let those who wish to follow the letter of the Scripture have their way for them selves and for their children why be disturbed because some Christians have different consciences We dont feel that the president of Harvard should have died a broken hearted man because of the ignorance and superstitious bigotry of his felowmen They were not worth such a sacrifice But If as we believe the soul Is Immoral the noble martyr knows now tha his sufferings was not in vain The world has moved men are no longer Indicted for their religious or nonreligious jJeWa Hhere has been a separation of church and state and men are now free in this country to worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences Harvard College has made moral progress in other ways In the writers day students were required to attend church twice a day each Sunday on penalty of suspen- slon from college for an absence of three half days In a term of twenty weeks There were monitors over each class at the college chapel to see that the students were present but If tanyone wished to attend some other than that held at the college chapel he was permitted to do s- oti II j with the consent of his parents but seats were furnished all together for such students at the church they wished to attend at the expense pI the collego and a monitor was put thatTho did not object to going to church but the feeling that he was detected and had a keeper raised in him a spirit of rebellion Students nowa days attend church because they en Joy the service and not because they are driven like a flock of sheep STILL HUNTING FOR GOD Useless Search In the Labyrinths of Infinity By Charming Severance What In the name of reason mans highest faculty do those people look ing for God expect to find If as reason tells us space must be unlim cted in extent and universal energy must pervade it and this energy must like space Itself be without end cen tcr or circumference what In the name of this same reason do they ox pect to find What can a finite being with his marked limitations know of conceive about endless space And yet we so mortal man with his inexcusable vanity chasing the unreasonable hope and expectation that he will some day run into God and know him without an Introduction- A few moments reflection In his rational moments ought to convince any man that infinite energy like In finite space is too large a proposition for him to wrestle with and all of his time given to anything but the study of phenomena through his sense Is utterly wasted when loocklng for ancient looked for God wrote about him and talked about him prayed to him sacrificed and worshipped him Just as millions are Ing today and all the evidence they ever found or we have since found Is confined to the phenomena of Na ture We cannot go back of It nor get outside of iti It Is all we see all we know The folly of hunting for force outside of matter to move It or in trying to roach It in any way through our senses is Just as great as that impossible feat of lifting ones self by the boot straps That has been found by trial to be beyond mans power and after ages of useless effort to find God good horse sense says give it up like the bootstrap have no conception of the inflnlte and it snould not require more thai fifty thousand years of human existence on this planet to find it out and some folks think mor tal man has been here longer than thatIf anyone in this age of the world sees the necessity for a god or feels the need of one for religious pur poses or otherwise I would suggest that he make one in the form of a graven image as they used to Then he can see It talk to it pray to it and be sure he has one It is enough for me to know that sufficient energy exists In space to keep everything in motion under mutable laws that we know anything about and by reasoning from cause to effect I am led to accept the satisfactory belief that throughout Infin ite space similar conditions prevail I never expect to know any more about universal energy than I know right now and as personal Gods have gone out of fashion like the bustle worn a few years ago by the fair sex where should we mourn t Personal Gods had their day and for long centuries an Influence on the human mind but under intellectual evolution we have got away from them and new the man who wants more or less than Infinite energy to run an infinite universe is hard to please to say the least Finite beings should confine them selves to finite things and unless they are looking for a finite god who cer tainly would be a misfit In an infinite universe the search should be post poned indefinitely and I throw out the hint as an aid to settling the vexed question Is there a God Un less the godhunter is after the finite kind what possible show does ho stand to find one t And if ho admits a Ite god co Id not do the task imposed upon him by the Infinite universe when found and this would neces sitate further search to find a cause for Infinite energywhat would his little God be worth Let us pause and reflect before chasing god any further BIG ARMY OF INFANT PALLBEARERS Glories of the Nation are borne by Feeble ackng backi One of the Principal Curses of Child Labor By Gerald Christian Inasmuch the question of Child labor In America has wrought an Interesting discussion in our columns- as between Miss Stella Hardie and h n t+ D Webster Groh the following tribe communication from Tomorrow will be apropos Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such Is the klndom of God St Luke xvlll 1- CToday in every nation under Christendom there aro millions o childrenunder the age of fifteen obliged to work for a living This Is brought about because their par ents are too poorly paid to sustain them And thej manufacturers traders merchants etc make use of porflts Where they would have to pay a man say 20per week they get the same work done by children for 5atid In many cases for less Legislation is doing nothing to put a stop to this iniquity therefore the legislature is not only an accomplice of the act but having the power to forbid this crime being enacted day after day and not doing so it barous system Wealthy nations young and hoary Boast of aping brute renown Tune your warsongs void of glory Fly your flags In every town But from out each raving city Rising to the roofless dome Parts the sound of songless pity Coming from each hungry home Hear their hymns 0 nations hear them They the slavellngs bron in slime Few have learned to love none fear them Such are only food for crime But arise ye Just and human Must their voice Invoke in vain t What are ye then man and woman That ye hear and feel no pain r Scarce their little feeble fingers Put to task a treachrous tool Factry fittings are their singers Factry fiction is their school Morn doth never bring them gladness Sun rays never see them wake Straved and sore they speak of sad ness When tha gladdning dawn doth break Draggd from bedwhen others rest Never dream that bairns so small Are already up and hasting To the dreaded whistles call There to reap their meagre rations At the cost of life and health That the mongers of the nations May horde up their mighty wealth Woodlands never see them wander When the trees their beauty take ponderIWatching twingllng stars awake These are children void of childhood Flowers blasted In the bud Sprigs that strangled in the wild wood Richer make the ruthless mud They know not tho charms of Na ture- Naught of beauty time and space Lashed to work by legislature Victims of a raving race Aye the glory See these millions Working out their weary lives That the wealth may pile In trillions And each thoughtful nation thrives March along 0 false Elation Time shall trace your shameful tracks Seethe glories of each nation Borne by feeble aching backs HOLY MACKEREL And the Lady Got Into Court For Using Such a Cuss Word News Dispatch Occordlng to recent dispatches from Muskegon Mich one Christian man has used a swear word too Mackerel is the fierce swearword Mrs Lawrence Depew of De trait sisterinlaw of the New York Senator admitted using in her defense of a suit brought by Mrs Jennie Webb erstwhile domestic in the Depew housphold to recover damages for aleged violation of Implied contract A Jury gave Mrs Webb a verdict for trial brought a ludicrous bunch of alleged Depew hame troubles Mrs Webb said the mistress has violent temper and alleged that bed stock of anger relief would make a piano moverh vocabulary look like a Sun day school program She also assert ed that there was never enough eggs milk and butter to cook with in the Detroit home except when there was to be company 1 J HUNT FOR NOAHS ARK CountrfBeing built on a Fake News paper Story of a few Years Ago BIBLE ROMANCE By James Markle Religious folly never knows where n Afotr It n It go the full limit Out In this fa western country we nre told that an expedition Is being got ready to go on a hunt for Noahs Ark Mount Aratat with the ruins of Noahs Ark In It discovered In Yukon was the headline that apeared In a Dawson newspaper some few years ago And while a controversy may well be waged as to the meaning and original purpose of the great ruin that Indians declare exist on the top of a mountain far In the interior of rhera Yukon the management of which will be hold Battle In 1909 skaYukonPaclflc Exposition intends to sift the story and if there is any ruin to have photos and plans of It at the Pacific Worlds Fair In order that archeologists may be able to give an intelligent opinion story of the first discovery of the alleged Noahs Ark Is of itself a classic In the North In tho early coterie of writers gathered In the new camp Of those who have since given to the world their Impressions were Jack London Rex Beach Jack Cor bett exSenator Jerry Lynch of Calif ornia and others But In the news paper world of Dawsonthen parti cular star was one Bernard H Moran or as he was known from Point Bar row to AtlIn Sasey Moran Reporters Beat As a reporter Casey was unexcelled anywhere There ae whole weeks In Dawson when the telegraph wires are down and no news whatever arrives from the outside world when the trials are snowedup completely and no one either leaves or enters the city and when the most recent news paper of the outside world Is some two or three months old and every one has read it twice at that Get ting out a daily under these circum stances is no Joke But the inevit able ubiquitous Casey was always their with the item the speculation ons put lull umn V uonsa ns otn cesslvely been street preacher whisky smuggler walking delegate min ing broker ice trust magnate and boat builder could always evolve enough news whether or not the real article was in evidence- It was one of these times and the editor was troubled Casey said he the paper Is going to the dogs Peo pie blame us for the wires being down and the roads are impassible Go out nd that will be talked of from the aurora borealis northern limit to the southern cross Indians Stick to It This was an ord r suci as Casey loved He grabbed a pad pulled on his parka and In a minute the 65 below zero fog had closed about him The story appeared the next morn Ing That night a tribe of Interior dlans had arrived in Dawson and Casey caught them wlhln an hour after starting on IIv nrch They m of a trip that Winter after food far into the btr of a country no Indians had ever penetrated before away past the circle and east of the Mackenzie It was a country supposed to be haunted at any rate the Indians and Esqulmos gave it a wide berth and onlv necessity for food drove them Intj It this time And they told how fin illy reach ed a great mountain on whose top was the remains of a vast building like a hundred villages built on a great conoe as one of the chiefs described it in the vernacular The building had been turned stone but was once wood so the tribesmen de clard And when Casey had found a family Bible one of the old kind with pictures of the scenes in the Old Tes tamentand turned up the drawing of Noahs Ark one and al of the tribe men grunted with satisfaction and clared the boat on tho mountain was very much like the picture Moran got affidavits from the In dlans and the story traveled all over the world The noble red men stuck to their story notwithstanding the most Jealous questioning of news paper rivals who had been scooped And chile many will call Morans getting the story luck It Is the sort of luck that Moran always can be depended upon to dip up He never waited for It to come to him but ways went to It and by 1909 the great exposition which will demonstrate so many thing concerning Alaska and Yukon may be depended upon to have Investigated and put the seal of truth or the mark of falsity on this the finest newspaper story that the north has ever produced CHURCH IS BUSINESS RIVAL Of Saloons and Preachers Would Favor Free and Open Sundays Only for Competition STRONG VIEwSBV A WESTERN WOMAN By Miss Mary Healey Having been asked what one do If they owned St Lauls many cur ious answers have been made but the most radical of al came from a wo said If the saloons of St Louis are to be closed on Sunday said Miss Healey Ifs no more than right that the churches also should be closed They are bth money making proposl t dons The ministers talks moral for his salary Ill wager that a lot of the preachers think tho same way that I do about the lid but aro afraid to say so because they will lose their JobsIt may seem a strange thing for a young woman to suggest but I believe In making this tho kind of city that will suit all sorts of people It takes all sorts to make a great city The way to run St Louisto make It a city of 1000000 people or morals the way It was run during the cltjhadive to all sorts and classes of people as It was then we should have 1000 000 persons today butItwonr in this lid busi citytopersonal liberty If a man chooses to hisbusiness cannotbe thelidThenwhatasquareshouldhave reasonanyplacebusinessthat allowedtopeopleawaydown of the tracks I dont mean that this should be paidtoacitytrampled DEBATE IN PAMPHLET FORM Just out debate on the Bible and Evo lution between A Snow and U G Wllkerson 100 pages 64000 words Price 15 cents Arkansaw TRveler New Hope Ark amt Jut BLUB GRASS BLADE Publishers Uilatton BLUR GRASS BLADE Publishers 1000 BOOK for 100 Will mall oa receipt ot 120 BLUE GRASS BLADE Publishers Box Lexington Ky The Free Speech League ttinvites correspondence cooperation and membership ofnil who claim rights and dare maint lutn JOIN US HELP US GET OUR LIST OF BOOKS READ THENPASS THEM ALONG Liberty talks by Ingersoll Wakemnn Vnlkcr SrlinKt der Pentecost Darrow Post and others Rind Our ishing Liberty of Press five cents and nl Do You Want Free Speech t ten cents and learn WHY YOU SHOULD ACT WITH US The Free Speech League 120 Lexington Ave New York City u ORGANIZATION AT LAST WANTEDAll readers of the Blue Grass Blade who know God Is a myth and death the end of life to out the following blank and forward it to the International Organizer WH Kerr Great Mend Kansas and get a nice certificate suitable for framing of graduation In the knowledge ol God and life membership in the church of Humanity making you founders and Charter members of it Add 25 cents for a years subscription to its paper The Truth About God APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP In the Church of Humanity W H KERR Great Bend Kans Bell ving God to be a fabulous being I enclose one dollar for Life Membership in the Church of Humanity Name Age Postofflce Co or St State 1 Sex Occupation Nationality Language Previous Church When 1000 members are enrolled a national delegate convention wllf be called to formaD organieand Incorporate tie church w j f r j 1 r BRAIN Continued from first page of the dust nnd becomo n living soul owning to the method used In his construction tight there Is the proof so plain that a wayfaring man though an Indian need not error therein lint yes dam that utAnd out of the ground the same kind of stuff you see every beast of the Held was fonned Including skunks Think of It once The skunk started the same as man and possessed with an Immoraf soul as soon as ProC Hyslop levels his glass at the animal It Is no wool der that man starts at the approach of a skunk knownlng as ho does the r their origin Is the same and con sequently are of tho same family Then to make plain the common or gin of man the Jackass can clan the same quality of stuff from whit- man received his being and is it an wonder that in a book called the blbl or in Ayers Almanac we can read1 What Is man that thou art mind of him or the son of man that tho visited him I have never been able to understato so much that is or appears to beB easily understood that I often won l if providence Is going to punish a for what I can not do Take upi cross and follow me is equivalent i saying He who does right must boa the cross which appears so perfect in consistent that I often wonder it is really a burden to do right Hi who does wrong must bear the crosfl and the reverse of It can not leal me Into the clear waters I Dr Evans Health commisslouep says that If he were to bo born and his wishes were consulted tha he would rather be a hog H4 say that In Washington hundreds f ba l teriologlsts labor dally to find meanl of preventing diseases in bogs anil ho concludes that man is consider a minor being after all and If it wal to be done over again he would pell for to be a hog How long is Jgoing to take the wise men to flndow that man is looked by man as maijj victim to be kicked and m posed upon made to cuss and thai cussed for cussing and finally pm away out of sight good riddance K bad iubtyshv The eternal clacM going on about the brotherhoodjjal man Is so derogatory to mans acter that such a time in the Iup the contemplation of which becdi almost nauseating to conclder W J Bryan remarks that the o r salvation farJojjmndis9hti5Hynnlt suppose Qryan would have pagan Japan like ChrhtianRussia The r of It in Japan all things considered Inferior to none but Is superior to some countries and equal to any coun try where Christianity Is held up as the Star that guides- It is one thing to have faith bu quite another thing to practice tha faith Hes a fool is the best argument some can produce Whoa a man goes armed for self portectlon does It mean that he has never said or done anything to cause him to look a leedle oud I see be the paapers that the Rev Jeohnston Myers haz Introjoodced In to hlz church throo the frunt doore a brass band tu cheer up the droop- Ing speerlts of hlz congrcgashun It seems that rlv J hed tried hard tu satisfy the faancy uv hlz flock and had failed like Rokafeller so ho scz be jabers I will show yez and he did Then the band wuz introjooced and after playing In John Brouns body March In throo georgy In the Sweet bye and bye topt off with a few Waaltz strains cum speerlt was seen floating round the congreg ashun When tho saacrld muzlk plays Yank y doooodle and the gurl I left behint many conversions will be looked for It seems that the death of Jolxi D Rockefeller was reported recently and read In a Dally paper that the report of his death was grossly exaggerated There now confusion comes once more The report of his death grossly exagge well and will continue to feel well tIl not feeling well takes the place of rated Dying but not dead Not going to die until death takes place Feeling feeling well Grossly exaggerated We dont know half as much as we dont know And never will Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise de pends altogether on the kind of man he Is It he Is capable he can make himself wealthy and wise as he can be If he does not follow that old precept If he is not capable he may go to bed at In the evening and re port at In the morning and will never be wealthy or wise If a still tongue denotes a wise head what about the man who never be trays his Ignorance until he begins to talkThe man who first said that Sam sons strength was In his hair was a full blooded nature fakir He that giveth to the poor lendeth to tho Lord Is a catching theory and remains so To fear God and to honor tho King r jJfi ulc L mn ii seems to be making tho King lh no matter how be has live who wants to die dies a peaceful death and in such a case what are we going to do with All is well that ends well It is said that happiness consists in making others happy The statement is a fraud Many a wretched mother has sought for happiness In that way and sought in vain To be happy ourselves is the first requirement then lour happiness can be Increased und sustained in trying to make others happy To get good Is similar to get drunk Mighty little good in It When n person dies we sometimes say Too bad It would be more con sistent to say Too bad he ever lived- Skalawas PROCLAIMS HIS FREEDOM As a Snail to the brain storms above given the editor of the Argus flres this honest shot Running the Argus It the Editor of the Argus were going to run his paper according to my decision I believe I would have to decide against the views as pressed by Mr and Mrs Yoder in the number of July 4th Religion as well as politics needs opposition ti hold rit level They both when In absolute power have had their Salary Grabs and Star Route Swindles etc Tlie nation Neat Las the most strenguous laws putting down opposl lion to its religion today is Russia and she has the most corrupt religion We need individual thought and God never intended his Revelation to ex elude It Religion has become pure- since it has divided up into hundreds fit opposing sects God even her nesess the devils up and makes them bring about the accomplishments of is ends I believe that even Bob In ersoll has helped to make Christian- Ity purer Under the cross fire of op position the breezes have blown out teiuch chaff leaving the wheat purer artiiclelheadedSere ore other things that ought to ef ied The time is coming and to a Teat measure is here when the people emand and will have both sides nd it is futile to attempt to close the Souths of opposition The Editor C the Argus seems to be a fair ion I read in tho columns of his aper articles from all sides Fair Play APPEAL t Gonflnued from first page themsswear ence to the church that carries along embliRoman Empire thetcorntyour off churchtexpect your cowardly approval to keep your offspring In bondage forever and ever world without end You percleve the value of civil pol itical and educational liberty yet you deliver all that liberty Into the hands of the Jesuits who use your citizen ship as a commodity in trading with governments officials or candidates or in taking revenge on publishers who expose the dishonest schemes of Romanlsm or censure Its gluttony which will never be satiatednot even if it makes everything slip into its mawIts greed creates mythic worlds to swallow Perhaps you would live In an atmos mere of good ethics yet you cling to a church that is noted for its great proprotlon of criminals a church that permits debauchery and would ex empt priests from punishment for the worst of crimes You consider your Judgment sup erior to that of little children who be taughtthemreason any more than if it had not In creased since childhoodend you count yourselves braver than women whose weakness makes them tear the dark unknownTht concessions orfearetror of churchy ghosts PIUS SEES MIRACLE SaysBlessedPope While In Prayer thePopesPopePlustook the grave step of ordering the publication of the syallabus with re gar to the socalled modernism In the faith but that all his doubts were re moved by a miraculous epparltlon of the Blessed Virgin which extended its hand in a gesture of benediction and couragement over his head as if In answer to his prayer for heavenly guidance and that the Pontiff thereupon rose from his knees and signed the decree t J1 +t f f tl ACCEPTS EVOLUTION AS FACT Dlsscusses an Important Subject In a Liberal View and offers new Proofs Concerning Evolution NOTIVE AND By Golden Smith New York Sun Interest Is evidently felt In the ques tion which I have been permitted to treat in your columns and after the notices and queries which I have received there are points on which I should like if you will allow me to set mysel right Let me say that I speak and have spoken throughout as on inquirer not as a teacher I I heartly accept evolution and abandon the traditions which it has displaced I would only be on my guard against being carried away as by great discoveries we are in danger of being Evolution as so fa1 revealed is physical It haH not yet undertaken to account for the higher aSPlraltlons there may be an essential change a there is from the germ to the living man There is I believe as yet no attempt to account for tho potential ity of the germ which in Its way Is thre andsspiritual of the physical man Man alone of all races is progressive This in itself Is a distinction and essential between him and th brutes II I have not broached any extreme doctrine of the freedom of the will Action of course has its spring motive motive in character and th complex Influences which form It I only venture to demur to tarefeces sarian theory as opposed to fur sciousness while by excluding free dom it excludes tha can be jUdg1mentmotive is the sole factory To me it appears that there are two the motive and the volition In actions which are matter of course we are not conscious of the duality 14 doubtful actions where there is a conflict o motives we are Upon what othe theory can moral responslblYfty oe con aclousness exist III The leaning to orthodoxy wit which I am gently reproached does not go beyond a conviction drawn from the study not of theology but of history that of all the types of char acter hitherto produced the Christian type founded on a belief in the father hood of God and the brotherhood man appears to be the happiest the best At Its birth it encountered alien and hostile influences Alex andrine theosophy Oriental ascetic ism Byzantine Imperialism Later It encountered the worst Influence of al that of theocracy engendered by the ambition of the monk Hildebrand Theocracy not Catholicism or anything spiritual boa been the scource of the crimes of the Papacy of the Norman raids upon England and Ire land the civil wars kindled by Papal intrigue in Germany the extermina tion of JJie Alblgeneses the Inquisition Alvas tribunal of blood in the Netherlands the massacre of St Bar tholomew the persecution of the Hu guenots Jesuitism and the unspeakable evils religious moral and pol itical which Jesuitism has wrought Through all this and in spite of It all Christian character has preserved it self and it is still toe basis of the worlds best civilization Much that is far outside the Christian creed is still Christian in character alrd trace able to a Chrstlan source IV I fully admit that society can be regulated by a law framed for mutual protection and general well being without PIP religious conscience or other support than general interest But if Individual interets or passion can brpak this law with impunity as often they can what Is there to withhold them from doing It What is the value of a clean breast V The fatherhood of God seems to be implied Jn the Christian belief in the brotherhood of man By using the phrase I meant to designate Chris tianity not to open the question of Theism which in itself I have not attempted to deal It does not seem possible that we should ever have dir ect proof through human observation and reasoning of the existence of Deity or of the divine aim and wIlL To some Qweand apparently o some moral power we must owe our being We can hardly believe that creation planned itself or that the germ endowed Itself with life and provision for development But what can have been the aim of creation What can have led to the production of manity with all the evil and suffering which Omniscience must have fore mnn iftb seen f What was there which without such a process mere flat so far as we can see could not produce Tho only thing that presents itself is character which aparently must be self formed and developed by reslstence to evil We have had plenty of evid ences in the manner of Paley of the Bridgewater Treatises met by scept ical argument on tho other side but has inquiry yet tried to fathom the mystery of human existence f yi One thing for which I have earn estly pleaded is the abolition of cleri cal tests which are in fact renuncia tions of absolute loyalty to truth Would this Involve the dissolution of the Churches Nothing surely can put an end to the need of spiritual association or to the usefulness of the pastorate so long as we believe in spiritual life I think I have seen the most gifted minds such as might have done us the highest service In the quest of truth condemned to ence by the tests WOULD t RID TIE COUNTRY Crank Reforms the Target of a Strong Necessitysfof the forme ROUND THEM UP DRAG THEM IN BfO C Carr Frqm Tomorrow What we soft is a reformatory for reformers A place to confine social placeeshould be cells for sensational preachers wood yard for shorthaired dress reformers clnaln and for antisaloon cranks politicalepurity s full of mischievous busybodies Halt witted W C T Us Infest every cross roads in the land A horde of sexless longlegged toothless hags who wear blue ribbons white ribbons poke bon nets and whatnot Communistic comeoffers with frayed pantaloons and dirty socks obstruct street cor large stone building surrounded bY high thick walls plenty of dungeons heavy chains cato nlneta1l8 bath pickedrregiment of erschos spurs and lassos to scour the neckhat a Spare sex nor ageRid the country at once of all species of reformers missionary mountebanks theological thimble riggers apocalyptic brawlers Round flapfping in the breeze Bring them in at a gallop regardless of time of day or weather Every sonofagun of them Ordained or uncircumcised Chris tened of unnaturalized Every son ofagun that shows the slightest symp toms of New Jerusalem Jimjams or the faintest twinge of Bellamybelly acheSingle tax paralytics hornblowing heretics and goosenecked horsefaced expositors of the prophet Daniel Neck and rope horse and spur bring them in at a mad gallop Fill the air with sour petticoats of womens rights warblers Pad the fence cor ners with the old scuffs of the walk Ing delegate Horse them in Horse them in At a pace but not a rag or scab dead louse or taglock is left hanging to their miserable juiceless them in lye Gargle them out with carbolic acid Syringe them out with Platts Chdlldbs Deodorize them with quicklime and guano Scrub them with strong alkalis Vaccinate them with Brown Sequards Elixir of Life Fumigate them with cigarettes and codliver oil Massage them with piledrivers Anoint them with goose grease anr ecrape them off with the great Horn Spoon Selah Uproot the whole fraternity Y P S C E peewees Y M C A Yaps Epworth League Impotents Forlegn missionary hooded monkeys Home missionary gllled bloodsuckers Cowfaced Colporters Yellowtongued emptybelled antitobacco gumwhist lers Give them a free ride A fast ride On back and belly Bounding from bog to boulder from puddle to projection Six rods at a lick leaving atralLof cuticle hair aad rags for the rydogend Junk peddler Ohfona reformatory for reformers Oh tor a prison for poorpussies A penitentiary for peanutpiety A jagged Jail for Itinerant evangelists who bray eel Sallyrag with Bible and Blllingsga lvhlle barren old maidsI simper and Whimper In greasy admiration EveryWJix who has the slightest anythingOhto stuff to the brim with dropsical drones who fancy fey can flx up things improve creation better the n r iIiIJ- WJlIt I course of nature push Providence elevate evolution hurry history or hamper bell Horse them Inl Round them up In singles doubles or droves Flock them Inl Force them Inl In motley multi tudes and shrieking congregations Ride them downl Slipnooso them Inl Pause not Let not the sun go down upon thy wrath Exterminate them Rid the earth of their ceaseless shuffle and the air of their meaningless mum ble Let peace reign once more No Ill take It all back I was only Just tooling but it was surely fun say- Ing It that way Let them alone they will kill themselves Each and every one of them will die slowly lingeringly agnolz ingly Futility of futilities will be their epitaph I feel sorry for the whole bunch I really do would not add to their agnoy nor harrow their borrow Let them peter out with paresis and paralysis Their forgotten follies will not follow them Their picturesque pueril ity is pitiable pitiful and putrid Each one will rot in his own rut Waste neither horse nor lasso nor rider on things dying or already dead Thus endeth the twentythird chapter of the twentythird book of Skidoo skedaddle A TEMPEST AT NIGHT By Frank Monroe Beverly From has dropped below the sea And grim Night stalks abroad All natures changed her wonted face At her stern presence awed The angry clouds abscure the sky The starsown fields are hid The scathing lightning flashes red The lowing heavens mid Fast fall the scattered raindrops big Loud pattering on the roof And by the lightnings flash I see Wind shaken trees aloof Now denser grow the falling drops Until the waters pour To fury stirred the elements- In consternation roar But midst the fury of the storm The treetoad sings his lore- I like ito I like ito Is heard above the roar CHURCHTHE THE YOUNG MAN Why Is he to Indifferent the Church I s J1ri relloioutWfta4tert A problem that Is Barring orthodoxy Is why the young m a so cold and indifferent toward religious matters Out of the 14 million young men in the United States between the ages of fourteen and twentyeight only five per cent are church goers according to the statistics and more than that only two per cent are church workers The sueratltlous think it is caused by the lurements of pros perity that in sweeping the country Opportunity for financial success they say is drawing them away from GodHowever the preachers go ahead sometimes talking on the indifference of these poor lost sons They urged the saved to use their influence in winning them back into the fold If these troubled brothers and slat ers would look at the matter from an impersonal standpoint they would very easily see that the thing ex plains itself The partly speak the truth when they say that the prosperity of the country is the cause ont In his close contact with the active world the ideas of the young man have become practical and the fanatical stories of orthodox religion have grown foolish to him This change is often taking place un consciously in the young mans mind He doesnt reason it out but it Is gradualgiof religion It is this forma of transformation that Is going to redeem the race from ignorance to Truth That is the point I want to make The indication is a one and It is already leading the older brothers to Investigate into the mat ter and find the cause if necessary Many preachers rllze it already but the 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