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Digital page images are linked to the text file. p i m HUM 1f t T t BLUE GRIISS BLADEllilh7Q kerNDESTAI1LISll TRUTH ASbla 8e +VOLUME XVINUMBER lbast SIde LEXINGTON KY Au6 BC 4 1807 Published Weekly160 per Year in advance IWORLDS I CRISIS IS UPON US Reform Must Begin In the Church and the Bible can only be Saved by new Con structlon NONE CAN LOVE REVERE BIBLE GOD By A II Heath Continued from Last Week Are men churches better than the Lords church The gates of hell shall not prevail against ltMatthewtart 1C18 If Protestants from the Bible and continue to obey to teach and to hold fabulous creeds forsaking God Ho will still further forsake us Tho Bible will be lost and religious leaders will still stand afar off from Gods commands weep- Ing and wailing while God and Mogog are now coming up on tho breadth ot the earth battling against the saints and will overcome them all whoso names ore not written In tho Lambs book of life Revelation 13 chap There Is no direct authority In tlt 4 Bible for church books and lists ot names Wo are granted space to r pent and como out of this denomlnt tlonal Babylon of togetehr and tli blood of the slain will bo required at the watchmans preachers hands who see the sword coming and warn not the people to lead them out of sect asofmarvelous light and liberty with the aspeopleIs head over all things to tho church Otherwise as In tho days of Noa ago shall wo go on like Jehu ffor none of theso things until tho floods of sectlsm sin deceit tyranny drunkness and lust devastate tho earth The first and gretest thing fcr thoilostreligious world Is believing nand Christianity to be the Jw Infidels denounce both as ono d jungle the world Into the Red Sea rot flood not seeing of knowing that Christianity Is heavenly and religions earthly sensual and devilishly selfish As millionaire Miller of Jackson told me ho could not be a Christian religionist ho meant for heI iold not bo a hypocrite by Joining a Christian church thereby saying to all who heard of his Joining church that 1the accepted some creed But ho be lloved no one of their creeds and ho r would not profess to believe thus telling a known lie In tho most sacred A act of his life and worse yet to I compelled to live with that lie In mouth all his days Ho asked m Isnt that hypocrisy slrt I answeren Yes that Is hypocrisy It Is tho hypocrisy that Is sluicing the church and sending the world to hell hut Christianity will save the world Yes something must bo dono In tolllgently promptly efficiently to Isavo the Bible and tho Christian faith To put some other construction on the Bible than sect theologies now i hold Is indispensable In order to save the Bible I charge theo before cGod and the Lord Tesus Christ who should judge the quick and thin dead preach the word Gods holy Bible Say what It says not what tho dark or semireligious ages thought It meant but no where said In plain words Compare the scriptures with nl other passages on tho some subject then let each person obey tho Bible as ho understands It to say to his own conclenco letting each membei and preacher expound believe and obey as ho personally and consclent lously understands tho Blblo to say For whatsoover Is not of faith Is sin and hypocrisy No two persons have tho same theology They differ as much as their faces minds and edit pcvr sons theology Is perfect yet all aro accepted of God who know as best they can and do the best they know God looks at tho hearts Intent What may bo duty for one to do may bo sin for another to do by violating his own conscience Do all as unto tho Lord and not to obey mans creeds Study constantly to grow In grace and In tho knowledge of tho truth as It is spoken in Jesus and his Inspired apostles own words Quit rending commentaries rend tho Bib lo Compare together all passages rolat pig to any one topic Study In order to obey Tho Blblo nowhere says that God tc + h h 1 had or suited any one his tether that God over received power from anyone that God over said any ono was greeter than he that God over worshipped any ono that God over could die on the Roman cross that God ever arose from tho dead that God over ascended to heaven that God over suffered In tho flesh or that God ever received a body prepared for for him Tho Son of God Jesus Christ did all these things hence God and tho Son of God are two persons ever distinct in individually but ono In spirit purpose and affection Testis said Iproceed and camo forth from my father when or how ls not stated Bolero the worlds were I am God said Let us make men By whom also God made the worldsIWlthout him Son of God was not anything made that mode All power In heaven and In earth Is given mo of my Father My Father Is greeter than I God knows when tlmo will end Jesus said his tho son did not know Jesus spake not his own words but tho words o his Father that sent him God was never sent tho Father sent the son n minister plenipotentiary and am bnssador hence he that sun tho son saw tho Father also the bright gloryotho person of God which no man can IlvoeGod and Jesus are ono in spirit Z afeand labor to save sinners anti the world from the devil and tho sins which unfit them for that heavenly state of mind and soul In this as well tho next state of existence So Jesus prays that wo all may bo ono ho mid his Father are ono In spirit and labor for the saving otI and the world from tho hel hIlsli condition Surely h does not expect nil Christians to bo mado into ono huge person as It must bo If Jesus Christ and God aro ono perso Individual Lot that mind be In you which was In o ho Is In ew In him ChriStI Again Jesus who was with before tho world was whtf tilturotll the flesh In n body thou has prepared for mo Begotten for the Holy Ghost The power of tho Most High shall over shadow thee therefore that holy thing that shell bo born of theo shall bo called the Son of God Thou wilt not suffer thy holy one to seo corruption putrefaction nor leave my soul tho Inner man in hinds death Jesus and tho soul of the forgiven thelf wore in paradise the same day after the crucifixion while his holy body was in the tomb It was more holy and divine then our bodies ere for It was begotten by JOurInherit their depraved Inclinations to sin disease and death Jesus body Inherited his Fathers love ot purity mid righteousness rout his hatred of Iniquity therefore God oven thy God hath anointed theo leans Christ above thy follows will bo to him a father and ho shell be to me a son Do any say It was divinity that proceeded nod sums forth from humanity No for humanity was not created at that time Or vice versa was n divinity said to humanity sit make many No for them was no humanity Yet God made all that was made before humanity so that ho saw that Jesus human body saw the eternal God Was ho a deceitful ventriloquist when ho was baptized Did divinity leave only humanity on tho cross Is divinity only left In heaven with tho mediator between divinity and humanity only God and n human body will no son of God I If so you lose Jesus Tho Bible con labia no such Infidel statements It has no such first second and third persons divinity humanity mediator with all three united In ono God never to bo divided yet tho first left tho second on the cross No ho was not second But thought Is not robbery to bo equal God In power given him of his Father and glory as wo are commanded to worship the son even as wo worship tho Father Tho only begotten of tho Father full of grace God said this Is my be loved son Hois antichrist that dcnlcth tho Father and tho son Lto all teach In tho words which tho Holy Ghost teacheth by tho divine Son of God rout his divinely Inspired apostles and leavo tho mysteries of Babel do Continued on fourth pago J BISHOP tOTTER TESTIFIES TO TREAT UNREST Forgets to State That the Church an Its Paid Missionaries are Largely If not Altogether Responsible for the Very Cohditlons About which He makes Com plaint ADMITS THAT THE CHURCH IS LAX IN TAKING CARE OF POO From the famous summer resort Chautauqua New York State comes tho report that caustic criticism of the church for Indifference of the ofttho masses was made by Bishop Henry c Potter of Now York In nn address on The Relation of tho Church to Social Unrest at tho Chautnunua As trend of our generation to mechanical devices mid tho elimina floe of tho personality of the work nine however and valuable In Its material results Is n trend to bo raid of ho declared The modern tendency to Institutionalism is des troying tho habit and Instinct of per sonny service It Is only by personally service that wo can lift tho man In tho gutter When Christ found tho hungry ho fed them when ho saw tho diet eased ho healed them when ho found tho blind ho made them to sec Note how Invariably ho did this himself how often ho illustrated tho principles of tho New Test nmont by means of handnThe church should take active stops to euro tho physical an mental as well as tho religious Ills oYtho people Tho churchs neglect this vital wprlc cannot remedied too roon It has neglected Its most Important functions Extravagance Is Condemned As a further and greater cause of social unrest thero comes that strous profusion and extravagance ot expenditure which I nm at times in clined to consider tho worst note of our American civilization A friend of mine a lawyer of Now York went Into the Mayors office dur ing Tweeds admlnstratlon A largo diamond stud dropped on tho floor and rolled toward him He picked It up Was for the Benefit of the Christian World and Explains the Holy Grail In an Effort to Feed a Pale Tradi tion SIMPLY LOVING CUP BOUGHT FROM A SECOND HAND SHOP By Tohn F Clarke Just listen to this May be The Holy Grail Scientists and Theologians Interested In discovery of Cup London Cable Dispatch In N Y American Scientists theologians and anti quarians aro discussing a cup of great antiquity which has been unearthed In Glastonbury Abbey under tho most remarkable circumstances Enthusi cats aro hoping it may prove to bo tho vertlablo golden grail cup used by the Saviour at tho Last Supper According to the legend tho cup was brought to England after tho cruclfjxlon A rich Polish merchant who Is a clairvoyant found tho cup communicated tho find to n distinguished gathering Sir William Crookes tho Duke ot Newcastle Lords Mallfax Brownlow and Cecil Reid the Amer Icnn Ambassador Rev R J Campbell and others He said that in 1902 he received nn impression that somo holy relic was burled In Glastonbury Las t September ho says ho sew tho pine In n dream and a search revealed tho Goodchlld odds tho most remark able part of this story Ho Is an an turned to tho men In tho room would Invidious to mention tholr now they aro all dead Did ono of u drop this No was tho repl t title of then hitching up his yes suspendhoesThis was 25 years ago and condl tits are worse Instead of better Under havoiuo3at deal of social unrest As I grow older I am more and re profoundly convinced that the patience of the masses comes m the abuse of wealth than fro y other cause Many of us wl 10ailm to bo Christs disciples nro llty in this particular We fall to tho pace for the community In felt wo live by our own habits Luxury Invades Tenements The presence of luxury In the midst a tenement life lies become to tho a rago worker a source of Irritation H sees wealth openly lavish around h while ho struggles In misery Is ItAmy wonder ho becomes wrought up at what ho considers tho great mitts t lc of society Then again as a cause of noel umrest we are hound to recognize tl enwrmous revolution that has tak plHco In our life because of Industrial change A physician friend of mt tolljl mo recently of a mechanics trnliied nurse which Is soon to bo ex peered wound like a music box and which will bathe tho brow and ad minister the medlclrio according to t will ottlie human ele nionC PhyslclatTho oilmen ted aTr life are makl o workman a bonds rnnrfljjBiachliiory When yon havo man to a mere machine It Is lmpo le for hm to sustain fea except Inartificial methods more de structive oven than1 tho Industries in which ho is employed Every gain in the way of strength and cheapness Is brought at tho price of the Individuality of tho workman Tho result Is that tho modem war man is most inflammable material for social unrest Tho wonder Is not that wo have produced such results Infinitely OHN F CLARK THROWS HIMSELF INTO A Deluded Including Whltolaw tlqunrlan He declares the cup was hurled by him in Glasonbury In 1S9S said he discovered It In Bordighe- in 1SS5 cud afterward in a vision was Informed that the cup had be tho saviours and ho must bury It Glastonbury Abbey where It would found Inter through the medium of an other vision Leading antiquarians declare the cup Is Phoenician Despite tho extract ary story told by the Pole tho lend men In London aro Interested T cap Is now In the possession of WIHIan Crookes Perhaps icnn throw a little on this mutter It is not often that make any attempt to aid church peo plo In their lying but this effort so uniquely glaring and crudo that feel disposed to put thom on their ft so that they may walk unrlghtly throw myself In a trance and It ono of those peculiar looking backwn trances that I could by a sketch any event that I desired While In this trance I bethought myself of tho willing but weak Christians who stood In need of n grail as a tangible ovl th nco of a palo Christian tradition In my tranco I saw the wholo thl ngnot After tho crucifixion Mary Magdallno mid Mary and Martha DeLazarus and Widow of Naln took up a subscription to present Christ with a testimonial to commemorate the event qf Ills hav- Ing passed through tho grave and have Ing put his thumb to his noso and twit ted his fingers and said 0 grave whore Is thy stinger As all these maids wore In lovo with tho three day Say of himself a loving cup was the logical It I r result Tho secondhand shop of n Jewish antiquarian was visited and tho cup was purchased When the cup was presented with tho customary remarks by tho givers such as Ho or sho who gives twice to tho other fol OLordMay tho grail never cease to outpon tho spirit upon willing lips an other suitable remarks tho wordgrall about which there la so much dlh pute Is Phoenician for I havo wet manty Thero Is a real test that will provo tho reality or pseudoncss of tho dug up grail With tho real thing as fast as water Is poured into it becomes wino that will make a French connol sure crazy with Joy If It Is a spit rItrous one made In Imitation by Iscariot out of the 30 pieces of silver It will turn water to vinegar If does neither It Is n hoax pure an assimpleT6Moralntin telling a Ho always strive to to lct one CHURCH NOW FACING CRISIS Christian Attitude Is Lost In the Rush of BusinessTendency Is to Ost racize God from Everything alA Matter of Life and ieDeath for the ChurchenoFresh evidence of tho utter dls Intcregrntlon of Christianity are being furnished every day Theso evi dences are In no sense offered from the ranks of tho Freethinking people 10lint coming they do from tho church Itself they are worty of thoughtful considerationAs rule a fashionable Chautarjpas of the country are held wider yio auspices of sumo church society itnd they are titers or less otI decidely religious character attending are expected to bo at morn lug and thtrdfloe of God The principal 8peakersI are preachers and former force their way In on tho pro isgram while tho latter aro hired as being popularly supposed to be draw ing crowds and will Increase the tendance Sometimes tho count made before tho chickens get hatch mid according to the press report- emauatiug from Lake Chautauqu New York a serious question has been forced upon them Lot tho dls patch speak for Itself It reads ShallEer n Mathews Dean of tho University of Chicago Divinity School In nn ad dross on Tho Christian Conception Cluerab sensatleenJohninD hbowere taken bo meant for none other than the head of the Oil trust castleIm1oho every editheor thSir on people are honest when thoy havo to onlyItltulergnrten honestyl Is to wlaall ah comingat to a man n al productiona ot eoWealth Standard of Many There Is constant danger that tho Christian attitude may bo lost In the unscrupulousness of business A com petlvo world lamentably succeeds in oveloplng men whoso ambitions do rise above tho standardsof m wealth Wo havo only too often how different In the codo of morals which a man prescribes for himself as nn Individual and as n director of i corporation What shall bo tho ato ot tho church that does not Inspire and puri fy a materialistic ago Tho fate ot tho Salt that has lost Its savor forThere Is n tendency to ostracize Continued on fourth pagoI PJ I WILL F SHPHEN GRAPD thedTexts to Preach on Tor a Year REMINISCENT REVIEW OF THE BIG CONTEST By Jas B Elliott jWlatlypublished In the newspapers and when was discovered that not a dollar aswas left to a priest to perpetuate superstition the entire clergy of tho dcity proceeded to brand Stephen Glrad an atheist and Infidel and tho college for orphan boys established by IIlda bounty was branded as an Institu then to turn out young Infidels Among those who denounced itho College were B C Bishop Hughes of N Y and Bishop White of iPhlladephlatDid he not work on t inot a disciple of Tom Paine and Tom Jsels1libraryhis will was he ever seen Inside of a church His will furnished texts for the parsons for tho next year r t Tho executors and Trustees becamev 1tohis were mandatory Tho Heirs twere disappointed and were encourag Jing the Clergy to attack his religion J and their exclusions from the grounds mid to show that ho did not possess t o a bible In his library nor make any provisions for masses for his soul The perplexed trustees decided to In rite Pro Francis Lelber of Cloumbla College S C to furnlsh them with a plan of education suitable for the education of tho youth of the College would pacify the discontented preachers which was published by Leo and BluiiclmhTIii1834 It is an exhaustive work of 225 pages seArticle 41 of tho will says The orphans shall bo taught facts and ings rather than words or signsIThis gave Professor Lelber some trou He recommended tho reading or moral precepts for tho Blblo without cprnmept But ho made one sugges tlon that I think was very fair and so true that tho Trustees pay little itisgivesinnumerablenunintelllgIbloproperty understood may lead toalarming consequences etc etc P 80 KingTames Catholicheirsdecided to contest tho will of Stephen Girard and employed Daniel iashave tho will set aside as being an Infidel Institution and contrary to the laws of Pennsylvania ofounfettered by superstition Ho pointed with pride to this and when was challegened as to where suchjwheroGirardfrom Palnos Ago of ReasonIlogotytho great TrusteeshaeGlrards money where tho gospel Is expended and there havo been a scoro of graduates who have Abandoned tho Cardinal Instructions of tho foundertthings rather than words and signs t Of the graduates a scoro of prates f tarot preachers no Catholic priests havo been turned out but the brighter pupils have become lawyers doctors archtects and machlnests and they 1Ireflect the glory of the founder the first and largest college otIby tho Infidel Stephen Girard eretDebate The SnowWilkinson debate and our Tracts will bo sent for 15 cents Sell ing elsewhere at 25 cents E Lewis writes us I started to underscore f Important parts of your speeches but soon found I was marking the wholo thing of our Tracts for distribu lice for cents A A SNOW Llnovllle IowaI IJ Jfr r k I I 1i BLUE GRASS BLADE ce1ublisbedFounded 1884 and edited br Charles Cbllton Moore up to hla death February 7 1906 JAMES E HUGHES Editor and Publisher SUBSCRIPTION RATES By mail postpaid wr ytnr in advance Five new subscribers sent with one remittance at 10 per year eachPTrial subscription All orelgn subscription postpaid 200 per yeear 0ADVERTISING RATES ALL ADVERTISEMENTS of whatsoever character ac cepted will be published at the 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Back numbers or numbers omitted will be sent It i asked for upon rene al In case of discontinuance Quit Growling Smjiles win more than frowns It is better to laugh than to veepiThere is a revelry of pay in freedom The fire of love will not set the world ablaze t This century will become tha uiiiutunry of Chris tianity S Just suppose Christians saw tlicmselvi3 as others see theme- S After all mans destination isa mow1 matter of speculation The mighty universe is yet ttt be explored and human origin nmains a mystery It would appear a recent correspondent of the Ji Blade took his pen in hand just to show his cute ICsnnu nothing elscil Life is too earnest too real too valuable to be wasted upon the idle subleties of the orthodox faith One would suppose that when the parson closes his eyes to pray aloud in church he can hear celes tial harp music and the rush of wings amind the perfume of Paradise Despite infinite inquiry at Sybilcaves patie poring over half articulate prophecies heaven a hell still hover indefinite in the great inane a drl jug Delos which no scientific Jupiter can final fix If the celestial immigration agents have pu lished a true prospectus of the New Jerusalem is small wonder that even Christians cling so to aciously to the Old Homestead and yet hey are compelled to move too many of trem go directionrThe worship of a dead Jew and the abuse of living Jew seems to be the principal sport of the Christian world and they never think of the glori of those warlike Maccabees who drove the fier Syrian soldiery in terror front the Ju can hit The jew though a man of the stone race as tli savior is spurned beneath Christian feet As the Moor of Venice intimated there is such a thing as knowing altogether too much That ligious wisdom that knocks all the yinuyuin oiit I life ought to be sealed up in some Paw loias oox or a genie casket and hurled into the deep blue sea Religion has caused considerable oi misery in limes too unhappy annals 0 Man can sweep the Milky Way with an iye b ohind a telescope lIe can analyze the infusoria in drop of water lIe can measure the diUanciS the stars sweep out the map of their mighty orbi and weigh their ponderous masses in the balance With it all the Christian World is stit gaping at the clouds unable to tell whether their ancestors were angels or apes t tOKI FUDGE The rites of marriage are undergoing serious re formations and probing in the State of New York t and at the sanije time the reports say that a nut n bcr of young lady artists have entered into an agreement to bar the society of men for a given period of tune until they liave nuistered the fas odious in paint and brush It now happens that the private restaurant dining popularinbill which stipulates Unit candidates for matrimony Mrmust give at least five days notice bypcoyidi rag mMt themselves with u license before the rites can if lebrated the nom and Juliets witnessed Jft No more will it be possible for an enl ioual young woman to fall upon the neck of a Kill tinifcntal swell and accept a proposalof marrinKe because the swells wife does not understand hfu From this time forward n parson cannot be mr dered between courses like an extra bottle of wJie 0or a hansom sub and it is well Five daysk 1 a eriod that enables the overage Gotham swel to sober up and look himself over Tre law was nilde for his protection which is prima facie evidence that at times he is unable to protect himself It goes without saying that many of the inidn h marriages heretofore recorded would never Ive been contracted if the bridegroom had been gi en time in which to sober up stand up and tool m self over Under this new law it will be a fti cult nuttier to get married on a dare or on a et and who shall soy that the honorable institution which holds together the whole social fabric Ivill not be Yl1stl benefited thereby I The nciuw provides first that a license slmll be obtained Second than in the cast of alit ors nil written consent of parent shall be recess IY bird that misrepresentations as to age shall be jtedot ofrf00 or for one year The IiI is to be obtained from the County Clerk wro low promises to become one of the most popular fllJiaJs in the State- Meanwhile and with all due respect to thofei lin ine Highbrows who have retired to the Glade of long Island nod posle1 a notice warning man in ay we can discover but one appropriate word it which to describe the situation Pudge About once every so often this Adainless 1 leu cult manifests itself and almost invariably a or about the time of the height of the silly seasoi It happens that just about as regularly the Ed u is invaded and its inhabitants carried away by in considerate male persons who do happ li to tow minim nature When Tennyson wrole The IMu ss hn triod to put in classic Englisr an argument againstfool notions of celibacy and sex indcpenlcnuo His gic was all right but of course it doe not appcay to nOflUlti1isl cc and well greased fIt is our knowledge of the facts that makbs us Ftdgcinstcadto examine their heads and see if there is anything theyhinkiously ecause we happen to know thatr ns not a serio s proposition We know that shfelBll for jflpOne pro vides that male visitors be admitted once a month That settles it Almost before tIle structure is com plete the beginning of the end is at hand and the finish of tris Adamless Eden is in sight This is why we say Oh Fudge THE AMERICAN CONSCIENCE Amndr co vatlyu recolii men ution explains it by saying that what Dr rvabrn o fatuouaverage cuThe average American lUIS stood worse than this unhistoricalI hasLcome men were not afraid to stand face to theswereCeIsemorallyIn Missouri history for example at the crisis which developed out of civil war leadership and the control of the crisis came to men whoso sole title titofsir its but with fierce opposition You wrong and if you go on yon will be ruino- utOllg15 in eflect what such Wren said in ap fortheythey tool in saying it whatever the force of in dividuality and courage it called for it was t ofsecret of their popularity isThe history of great successes in American jour nalism confirms the record The class of newspapers which appeal to fatuous selfsatiefaction in others and illustrate it in themselves have the least circulation and the least influence Those news makethe uttheexplanation consciencehas toitstronger than the tendency to take risks in improving the worst it is to try experiments which at times stay be rash or premature in attempting to mjike the best better still History made during the present generation a- ti i i every other generation since trust the people wns given as an axiom for those who believe in con tinuous progress shows the American couscinccs working not always continuously and never infall ibly but slants powerfully as the great force iu the advance which never accepts the best results of one year as well enough to be let alone or lef unimproved in the next Of all that is foreign to American habit of mind fatuous complacency is most foreign This appears not only in public self repronch to which average Americans nary not be over prone except in emergencies when it is unavoidable butt also in selfpraise never indulged characteristically except as a stimulant for progress U after tIll usual the familiar the always expected skyscrap ing eulogy of Amercian results last year and in the last generation any wouldbe leader should tell an audience of average Americans that it would be foolish to attempt to improve such a record the Amcrican conscience would operate on him effcc welt if not at once If he were not hissed otT tit t particular platforms he would soon cents to appear lint or any other IN THE BEGINNING In the beginning God created the heavens and sortie Thus runs the old Bible story Til the beginning of what Docs it metal the beginning of the universe If does it should hue said so Besides the universe eng selfexistent had no beginning ufid in this tl reetiM voitld have been at fault Does it moan the of this little earl eidolohjn the dod of time t If it does it should have been morn explicit Even then would not God have kno that prior to the formation of this sphere up which we live other systems had been evolved and lad run their course In any event the Bihical account of the erea iion is inconsistent and unreliable As a nmttei Jtt tueix are two separate mid distinct ac counts which do not agree with each other Tho ns with the first chapter and irit VITSO of the book of Genesis told ends will the third verse of the second chapter of Genesis The second account begins with the fourth yen Iliof the second chapter and ends witr cvS rue third chapter The first recount describes an abundance ol water in that God is said hay separated them rum toe land In the second account there is a luckof moisture in that vegetation would not grow edmoisture tame and a man along with u till the ground The first chapter gives it that eclarfsthatcause tire was no man to cultivate them The first account grveffnian and woman ns bciQg ma Je on the st day while the second account has inlm made first anti alone after which came the yege tables followed by the animals then woman was helpmeetWhichBlade to soy Frankly we challenge both Neither can possibly be correct The demonstrations of applied science has put to rout all bibical words uncut the origin and development of the earth and its inhl1 hitalltsjWhen we ays was a fad among the Jewish writers to trace out their lineage and the lineage of the several tribes we can estimate the aceurancy and value of the Bible as a historical guide Eacli tribe must have a be ginning a fountain head In many instances they stall traced themselves back to Father Abraham itIawne upon the minds of these primitive h torians that Abraham did not constitute the very owletalie 311enrecord was run- back in their imagination so as to give a start Netlrecis bitees to increase ingloriousimaginutions isbeganbeginning wits manufactured and as this must have been to thou the first it was at this stage heaveslyus Strange that even one solitary individual mi ndvnutagessl of of rehea belief in such a book Tt might have been a marvel peoplelmongtho ghost stories and fiction tales of the acid tieintobeto ofGeof of the worlds growth and development has taken theologicalcuin ay with God It has manifested that there was no ablytieto we draw a line and soy this is the beginning for it cannot be The universe always was is now and always will be It was never created for crea nodlvas tfltiilhr fnfii f t no universe If there was no universe until God created it where was God and what was God doing before he did create itt These few rambling thoughts upon such a sub ject are given to our renders for what they are worth They might hove been elaborated upon butt such an undertaking was lordly worth the candle the midnight oil GREAT IS SENATOR BEVERAGE Only a Joshua could cause the sun and moon tlJil stand still without even questioning the purpos that undcrly it but it has remained for an Amer ican Senator named Bcveridge of Indiania who acquired fume by reason of his fistic setto with one Joseph W Bailey of Texas to cause the pon derous wheels of that isposing that awful machine the German government to stand still for one hour while he permits himself to be married just as if after nil Beveridge or the German government were no more than mere human Suppose his Koeniglicho and Kaiserat Majestat Wilhclm II had refused to permit it and placed a lock on the inn chine what would Bcveridge have done then poor trin What a fearful fate had he been denied the privilege of making a with a person of the feminine gender to contracti other miserable for life He might have called on Dewey for help or asked Teddy to send him by cable a copy of the big stick that the Kaiser could thatttwas earth1Qdid not Bcveridge go and get married and soy nothing about it Why all this fuss and feathers t Millions have married and have asked the consentIof no one Millions more will do the same thing Beveridgeoncal age was reached We would suggest that Bevc ridge ask for a salute of twentyone guns be fired as an added feature attraction at the wed ding THOSE IDAHO TRIALStBy a verdict made by a jury of his peers Hay wood is now a free mutt and has been declared not partstitwas fair that it was just and both sides afforded every opportunity to properly present its case In spite of this there arc certain capitalistic news inpers in the country that continue to editorialize upon that verdict and spend their efforts in ex pressing regret that Haywood was not hanged thereby furnishing evidence of the vacuity of their hours and a lack of serious purposes in life b wailing and ranting because that jury did fll viewjjyThesegiven hoops to rolland tops to spin They are fit for the serious consideration of serious things They have yet to learn that a jury like a king can do no wrong and in this case it is a moral cer 1stl1ctedthe milk that has been spilled bemoaning the water that has passed by grouching after the fact The twelve good men and true fro mldaho acted according to their light and from their decision there is no appeal Haywood is freesSo are the evil reports of these organs that listeth where they plcascth Whatever fate may have in store for llaywood he is no longer a live one as far as the Boise trials are concerned He is now done witr forever and the jackets might find courage to let hini alone The swift succession of affairs have naryisHarry Orchard In regard to this thing known as Or chard the Blade might be willing to lay aside its prejudices against capital punishment were it as sured that Idaho justice would not loiter by the WilY side and stop to pluck flowers of sentiment Orchard has confessed to his part in that fearful crime but his word is not worth a tinkers dam where the lives of his fellow men ore concerned Harry Orchard on his own word is gallows ripey and a hundred other reputable evidences so dc elate liar Ho is one too many in the socialscheme He cunubercth the earth Society was unsafe with him turned loose It will be unsafe again if lie Is set free Not until this event takes place cat Jus tice sleep easy in her bed dHELLWhsoevcr shall soy Thou fool shall be in danger of hell tireMutt v 22 For it is profitable for thee that one o f thy members should perishand not thy whole body should be east into hell Mutt v 29301 notdieevorlustingfirexxv I111Cever mid ever They shall he tormented in the presence of the holy angels etc etc Although the bulk of the Christian believers have nbmdoned1 hell Had discardedn belief in its exist ence as n place of human torment there can be no iltdilicnrtling toreectjustwill soon come trailing behind superstitiollthat 1 t T J1F 0 t It l f toit ferocious doctrine inherited from n savage pa lias fUsel untold misery driven tliousniih mad and more thousands to suicide It caused ado ni t nine millions of innocent women and chili Iron in Europe to sutler excruciating agony and death for the imaginary crime of witchcraft in thn Mid lftlhe Christum Dark Ag i at tl1 hanis of superstitious and ignorant Christians barbarians Fur without hell there wouH have heel no Devil im Itaclzcbub no necromancy no witcraraft It was also the doctrine of hellfire which lighted the fires of Smithfield It was the father of the In- quisitionI for undoubtedly the persecutors argued prevethewhich would 4f believed in send them to hell and thus they held that they were doing good work by saving peoples souls even though a few liv were sacrificed Now as it has been said can a creed which is gooclI out that the doctrine of hellfire Is a delusion and a snare belying the omnibcnevolence of God but I tam not glad that of then have the shame less effrontery to say that it is not taught by the blIcentral figure of much the worse for the Bible The tllughtitTo the quotations at the head of this article add the story told us of the rich man and Lazarus which tho former opened his eyes in hell being in torments and finally the lake of fire in Ilevcla j01triner SUNDAY LAWS IN WASHINGTON The Blade finds it exceeding difficult even di tntt VushingtonDon Current reports indicate that they are threaten ing to fine a titan two hundred pounds of tobacco for breaking the Sabbath under onc of those sl itfuttinted laws of Maryland that carne over from Et 1lnnd shortly titter Lord Baltimore which assistellDint in the preparation of a local color to Winston Churchills novel Richard Carvel To say nothing of the improbability of a man with two hundred pounds of tobacco on hand find lUg time to work Sunday or any other day save in Aentuelcy we would like to know what authorities propose to do with ittllc tubac cofists utter they nave collected Surely the purenun led anu eieaubouiecl people oi the National tapi who see a moral sin in whitewashing the fence on u certain tiny of the week would not put the w to its usual and we might say its most gratifying According to the godly tooacco just like riabbatl ikureaning is instigated oy the devil Wherever thinflant gg laws as found favor smtokiug chewing uudlall uitiug of the weed hove been frowned upondeat recorded that a little more thou the statesman seriously considered thyPhis XYytuvisauilty oi proluuiting its growth and cultiva fr lion m the valley where all the sinners cultivated the plant and the saints cultivated broom corn ic is not for the Blade to reopen old sores and st tutube tout tHe proposed legislation was blocked by sa tatswelt who were afriad that the broonn corn market wotuu glutted and their profits in dollars antiw hatefullNut- meg eon saints is no less praiseworthy simply because it stimulated the price of a commodity in which they dealt It will be interesting to watch the Washington u experiment with the greentinted laws and we cun predict right now that it will all end in slllolceII forciblynunled re e ne said it is a hungry mans food a tilt companionIn belli inlheplouttan poundsofpoordevilright and to compel an observance of a religious religiouslibertyservance of Sunday is a portion of the Christian confession of faith Sabbatarians have succeeded in grafting upon the statute law in spite of stitutional interdictions Zealous contwillbigotry is re whileest hon to SHAMS FROM THE PULPIT wiborneparty given at Coney Island New York under the pastorforThat was all right The church sanctioned it f0Recentlyf monkey party at fashionable Newport as a means highsocietyThat was all wrong The church was not iii and got nothing in the deal From an ethnological standpoint the repres invitedto tcInan devilsdanceiis a shiningmusical ears In tre latter ease it happened p ftjI J sociotstwhichcllles not damn for the church or f anything pertaining to it and nflist find mmisiinont or die Sould the church lutes been granted a handsome tribute from each guest as a price le f admission it would have been tolerated blessed1 prayed for nnd asked to repent the performance the earliest opportunity Such is the power of money in purchasing Gods belcssings from the pul pit The records show that the Bclmonts who n lenders in the smart set now summering at New port gave what is termed n chimpanzee lunch whatever it only be The Blades editor has now heel invited to swha function and he would iii know how to act if such favors were to be extended Following this swell aflair Hcv Eric I lunches the Congregational Church at Pawtucket nheld forth on the bibicial story of the feast of Bel shazzar drew the deadly parallel and then com plained that such a method of spending tin c and talent ought not to be tolerated Anil did the Belmonts and their guests make sore feasts than this precious follower of the Naza gene It is to be expected that the chimpanzees reaybelinecalculated to induce a smile or wring from aI hcartyIlIullaugh It puts the whole being into an ecstacy which the church would take away UnclerstmlllI- I now The Blade does not attempt to apologize f1soor condone the chimpanzee racket It is simply in sisting thi t this parson has not the slightest grow con plaint and that he must clean his own ski 5t JinThere may be somjolluiig wrong when men and ouen will devote their time nnd energy to frivol emulionsli in wide chasm between extreme povelt and wea relthsuch vain show high society would die of in Still they are not sinful even from a church of view They may be harmful ns Grout n milionsHATS AND SOULS To wear n hat or not to wear a hat tttoPhis is the vital question among Kentucky Bit p Heads of departments have been appea IEhetagscri injunction regarding the headgear of wrf jjfiseagainst women wearing their Hats in church con etthe fact that they are now so largo and stuclt oer with large feathers and bows of ribbon tJiiit obstruct the vision of those in the rear and tffe3 r things are unable to see their bcKWed past odonbrings up a vital issue It suggests that ofterof partlythereue exhibition part is than the instruction part cant known In any event the parson wants to ity orforthe church they suggest that the size of be woemisiderablyJinny husbands will agree with this parson notLfrom a spciptural point of view but from a financialI opposeunlovatiol art fashion for snafu hats in church and large h doubteoutfitJut the husbands would have mother ground roiistto regulate this vital question after quot betrurycon sing hiltjuJudge ul yourselves is it comely that a wo teachiugthis nye of big hats by which the preacher is hit ShallwesUlaerwotn in church So it seems to us Any wog wishMI lIIndcan and easily settle the matter by dressing her hear 11apparentlyignoring them in greater matters Listen to wigwell be IICourteouspens hejusthewhoiis hismightr theregion ilcandscvitodmWhatnacutsthinultlllahletoe tlheIts hissauctificcI Doesshin IISuandtoj jt I r CORKY loveRITES ntamoue Revolutionist takes apt simpkindreIce and Freedom LENDID ARTICLE ON theortByMaxln Gorky teaof1tthe sound of her name I hear the ring chimes of ancient story the jiful echoes from out of the depth the ages the kindly counsel of a jp and mature experience nations of the world we II Wascbecoyo mist is pondering day and night a patypieat and is waiting eager and ct if dent for the future for cloudless aroudlooking forward to the advent of nc men filled with creative genius She looks back with longing on fo who made the name of England thorjthe troubadours of England What is the glory of England Eng loveSng c unsatisfied and it behoves you tl Before to quicken It anew in the sjiirlt of the peopletrue anYiTliotuggahispirit sd that the nations of t r1imay heart Wfll they once ago piclaima ijjjjj sullen and mqurnful noise mlng CltyIltadark wise and sort wftil like the face a giant in an old and wonderful Tho city lies in contenplatlon and she compels us to contemplate life The mighty somber city built Inbeana parks in superbly adorned with the priceless productions of an old dar art You pause In rapturous nder in front of Westminster that fretted pile which rises Into the sky ana you gaze u tndo sotha which evokes a long mat9Iza beth Much wlckednes s was mforhurt anyof its venerable towers the old Tower Is not the less beautiful for that The capital of every country has its tower In which nodth has been shed and the stay Tower of London is not more Innocent than any other If men allow themselves pyartt blom aleu nbNnn1L ueor partly to blame partly toETAOLV sayill For 0 IsIaltogether Innocent of the crimes himbah orj who has no part oc lot in the cruel belionseiindBut the pearl of the city its most precious and priceless cimoatgland Isthe British Museum a ionswadtlon built by the farreacnlng c peopleThiswith treasurers stand rootea to the earth like England herself There it bIfidIng2atlon tno book which would reo quire years to read through to thin end And everywhere It is clearly seen much genius there Is in Lou But the thought flashes across the ind Has not the great spirit of thew tion become nnrroweed in the last cade Has not tho nation been too much nbsorbed In petty and purely material disputes and has not thIsf retarded the development of free spirit of that thruo creative spirit which has enriched thin worldof with eternal treasurer The number of dealers in antiquities London J llshmcri for things which remlndiim of the great past is conprehenalblo Tho old glass and bronze so dimple and patsjonatobear That Imprint is lestap In the samples of contempbr rtistic Industry They bear wit ness It is true to a striving afte- rlicityn noble aspiration but how the work it dull and lifeless and involuntarily a melancholy thought enters the mind that th er of creation is decaying anttwthq power of manufacture Is taking its place The old things are better they are the work of a cherfn and ILookWhy did thes men of strong anddeh cate talents draw their Inspiration from the past Why did Botticelli fascinate them Why were theg not perchancedIt not rather because the life or the civilized society of our day has me too crowded and colorless aha us and because men are ruled more and more by sorbld passions There Is no room for poets In this life They sock the beautiful in th on cemeteries at the past For the poets of the present there Is no today se creative thought the glories of tomorrow are not theirs they Ih eyou only in the faroft yesterdays JIILitebecome weak The power of gold iron and stone the power of envy greed and evils conceals the chink e npeepholes Into the future with its heavy veil of degrading trifles Tlc belief In the attainment of happiness for all finds no inspired pupils In soc iety which is tortured by the nervlous anxieties of the day and exhausted by the continual struggle for exIst- ence This Indeed Is not only so In England The whole of socalled civilized society of Europe Is looking backward and searching for beauty and gladness In the past This is the sign of spiritual old age and undoubted proof of the necessity refusing new blood Into the veins of an old argonlsm methadeartnmay weyy proud 5Ecommerce Capitalism and poverty may well undertake that role Pleased With Bobby t The clam lintftedbopUypleased me Tie ma like a monument tue embodiment of lay and directs It demonstrating em phatlcnily in his own person how like a machine life is atltsseen York thoughtfulangiant London leaves however a sail youubthe picture of Turner for their ft transparent colors through the st of which the soul beautiful that richemgarment you feel the strength ot the city and its mighty organism capable a long existence It seems to me that the misery of cultured people Is their solitude and aloofness from actual life In com parlson with the mass of the people ey are few but they stand between the nmssess and the capitalists mid way as tt were between the hammer and the anvil and are In constant fear of being shattered to pieces Where will you find an outlet for this tragic situation Invite the people to come to your side draw them nearer to yourselves with the help of yourBI spirit let them learn to understand you better give them the chance ot coming as rich mentally as yours lves then you will not be solitary and alonethen you will be strong and able to conquer humanity Then will triumph then lifo will become easy nnd joyous and the stones themselves will rejoice Tho reader makes a mistake If he regards me as ono who would teach am myself are learning but I long that people should know each other better If we wish to enter Into closer communion with each other If we lieve In the possibility of a spiritual relationship we ought to speak of everything that Interests us and of everything that Is incomprehensible to us and separates us from each other donNations I appeal to you Give more attention to the study of men This Is hat am always urging Cultivate greater desire to know each other this is what I earnestly commed to you Let knowledge be our passion if we let it become a passion then vo shall at last be Introducing thin true religIon of a worldwide union peoples and wo shall obtain a spiritual relationship with all the na dons of tho earth Not till then I say shall we have a religion worthy of man and humanity Ll i A rLADIES GOLD WATCHES Largo size Elgin Waltham or L Hampdcn 20year gold filled latest style artistic handchased 7 jls 16 Jls 16 jls adj 15 small size 7JIs 16 Jls 16 jls adj Riverside extra fine 24 In 25 year case 1 more In 14k solid gold case to 50 more Lat ter with diamonds all in plush box prepaid with guarantee Wnltham Vanguard 23 Jls 29 Crescent Street 21 jls 2250 Ap lEtThe above guaranteed to pass Way Inspectors Sundries Waltham P S Bartlett or Elgin Wheeler 17 jls justed nickel same gilt same Hampden nickel 800 same not justed Elgin Waltham or Hampden nickel 15jls Elgin or Waltham nickel noncatchable hair spring 7 Jls 55 Hampden 7 jls gilt 450 Stand and of Century 7 Jls 1rthe above In 3 or ounce sil yerlno cases prepaid In silver or i 1bycase or hunting case 860 more than in silvcrlne case in solid gold case 10 to more Buy Howl When this war is over will pay 30 per cent more Send for prices of Watches not list PlatedeTheism in the Crlcible free OTTO WETTSTIENLa Cook La Grange Cooko Co 1000 BOOK for 100 j M Will mall on receipt of 120 BLUE GRASS BLADE Publishers Box Lexington Ky ei SOc HIGH BRIDGE AND RETURN SUNDAYjAUG 11 Tickets Good Leaving Lexington on Train No5 orton Special Train at 1100 a m Dancing Pavilion Excellent Music Dining Hall meals hoteSwings Ask ticket agent for particulars J JI t fL thWORLDS Continued from first page nominations God the Father hath life In himself and has given his son to have life In himself the son ot God not God the Fattier Tho body of Jesus was raised to heaven ho took again his spiritualized humor talizcd body ho appeared In tho midst of the eleven disciples the door being shut Tho scars of the nails and spear prove it to be his cru cllled body not God Afterward he was seen by tho eleven several times and last by five hundred Ho was ceived up into heaven and sat at the shrightwhero Stephen saw Jesus not God bostandingThe same Jesus not God whom ye see ascending up Into heaven shall in like manner descended Preach the word the Bible is Its own Interpreter by comparing scripture with scripture and the people will believe and obey it in preference to the creed and dogmas that contradict nearly all the Bible increasing infidelity budrunknessbath breaking and every evil work until peace shall be taken from tit aS earthThere are three that bear record in heaven the Father the Word and the Holy Ghost and these three are one One God No tho word God Is not there they are one in their bearing record John 5 7 Tho Holy Ghost descended In bodily shape like a dove upon Jesus at his baptism This is the only time we read of Its having a bodily shape The dove body descending upon him Christs body In the Jordan and Gods body and voice in heaven can not all bo only one body but all had the one spirit and disposition the same as all Christians have the spirit disposition of Christ or are none of His That your whole soul body and spirit may be saved There is an outer man the body and thero Is an Inner man tho soul led by the spirit disposition of God they are tho sons of God To be carnally minded in disposition is death Jt is a snare of the devil for those who are taken captive by him at his rite Holy Ghost Is given to us The Spirit is the disposition of the soul If Holy spirited we are sonisIn of God If led by the devils disposition or spirit we are the children the devil and not filled with tht holy ghost spirit disposition Ye do always resist the Holy Ghost They renewing of the Holy Ghost I HolydhostGhost leacheth Baptized with tho Holy Ghost Luke 3 10 Dipped as In a vessel of dye and transformed thereby Gods spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are hi liil dren Love of God shed abroad our hearts by the Holy Ghost give unto usRomaus 5 5 He that is joined to the Lord rditsone spirit is not a part of the tht person of a trinity but is of spirit denotes soul disposition The Holy Ghost raises our bodies Whither shall I go from thy spirit The spirit of the Lord is upon me The Holy Ghost Is the power of ti most high God Preach Bible word and have joy in the Holy Spirit inexpressible How much more our Father in heaven glvetho Ho Spirit to them that ask him AskI that y emay receive Everyone that asketh recelv th Ho will also quicken our mortal bodies by his spirit fit dwell in us and fill us with the love of God e Gods kind ot love to Love your enemies and pray for those who despitefully use you and persecute you that ye may be the children of your Father which Is In heaven Pray that the word and spirit of God may quickly convert the Church and the world Pray God and his Christ for a worlds baptism of Holy Ghost Christianity wherein righteousness shall be the scepter of thy kingdom giving Peaco and joyI In tho Holy Ghost God hath in these last days spoken to us by his son by whom also made the worlds without him wasI not anything hade that was made The things that are revealed are for us and our children Secret things belong to God The ways of are od a secret which If told to us we could not comprehend The finite can not understand infinite how the unknowable God originates or creates or evolves the dust that made this earth the sun moon and stars or how the fields of blue grass make hair on the ox feathers on the geese and wool on the sheep Do you an swer the nature of the living cre tures causes the difference in the flesh and covering Ah does the one grass give them three natures or do you say that evolution gave them their natures We ask have their natures changed In the least situ 0 tho most ancient history of the ox goose and sheep All onswef no so evolution If ever there was such a thing stopped nearly six thousand years ago By Intellgent selection of eedlnglandbeauty Is Increased but tho nature of their different flesh hair feathers slid wool is tho same as when the intelligent power of tho Omnipotent lOll created them II created nature and by fixed unalterable laws ot his God nature ho prepcruatos good tural laws without tho shadow of change or evolution So we are not In a chanceworld God his nature and his fixed ante- l and spiritual laws are tho same intheeternity of his own self existence God changes not Ho has not the llow of n change In his nature or In the form or nature of the matrclal dies of wan or animal as species since time began God breathed Into man that breath life not nsmosphere and man became a living soul life pervading every part of the material man This living life is tho inner man from God which at death of the outer man returns to God who gave it Tho spirit of man which goes h upward There is a spirit In min t the Inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding Job 3s Intellectually and the love of Gorl God giveth to all life Ho Is the world The spirit of the bcasy that goeth downward has not the In splratlon of the Almighty Intelll gence only Instinctive knowledge knows not of neither loves God Tho animal may love Its keeper for comfort of food and shelter hut the man has a soul life from God a part of God hence ye are the sons of God and can love God because he first loved us by which God will quicken these mortal bodies to immortal life immaterial Incorruptible and trans form them Into spiritualized bodlawhich shall be caught up to meet tho Lord In the air so shall wo be ever with the Lord Man develops into gently spiritually mechanically decresed from giants of old to pig mles fro 900 years to 30 years beasts develop by breeding trans and feed but decrease by lack these The swallow builds her nest now without Inventing Improvements just as she did in Noahs Ark Mon 1keys climb as they dill then and have never learned to rebuild the gypsys Ire Owls hoot tho same music as tho morn of creation Darwinism does develop more and more its fail ofore in aiding the survival of the spiritualImechanical and scientific truth for time or eternity But why tl aryl to prove that dead matter got a mo tlou oti Itself Into the life of a tad pole frog and monkey to luau make our children believe their fore fathers were beasts devouring each other toward depopulating the earth a second or third time which threat cned now Why Tho world wants to rid of the trlpleheaded blood ntlulAty monster God now preached by tho D Ds who say he has his Innocent pure son crucified to appear wrath for mans sins that God coter To be Continued eCHURCHleContinued from first page God from everything said Dr Math qhrlstlanlt is a great conflict in tho next few years in theology Tho question will bo whether or not God can be eliminated from everything Church Faces a Crisis The new social order brings Un church face to face with a crisis which cannot bo treated flippantly It Is a matter of life and death for both the church and the new social order The church is not as completely in touch with its ago as it should be Tho application of Christian prin ciples would transform some of our social relations Our companionships should be something more than matter of good bargaining There Is the pious hypocrite the hypocrite who has a conscience for naother people thin hypocrite who is a downright falsifier of the truth And there is thin philosophic hypocrite who hires a brass band whenever he makes a gift to charity to let people hasbeenthese hypocrites art among the spectable classes wrongdoing BIBLE IS FICTIONAL BUT NOT INSPIRED Heretical Views Expressed by a Cin theirIn Sunday night lecture at the Vine Street congregational church Roy Her hert HIgelow told his audience that ho did not regard the Bible as Inspired noel infallible but rather as a lila torlcal record He thought that whi totime andthatIt also contained much of bad In its 1 r teachings Ho thought tho lt odn debt of gratitude to Paintd gorsoll for emancipating thoM r m resthe superstitious regard for He It as mado tndt 10tlonaln nullc h rewrlhrNmoved front tho events recorded Il tealthinksmid traditional the Bible turn latin cellent and not unprofitable tea ing Ian erours and customs of ancient o When looked upon as the IntelAle spired word of God In Mr Blge we- piniono there Is encountered i eat difficulty in winnowing the chaff by reason of fiction with fact thQVhOiiirain NEW 11 PLATFORM PROPi D Advocates and Opponents offFl te Nallstlc Government are given n By Lutterman clze M PENSIONS AND OTHER TH LUmnnlBy The following platform or ara tlon of political principles sent b the author is expected to call forth nth approval and complaint The ai ho invites discussion and asserts tin he is ready to defend It against all comers We the people of America an centralized government cousl ting of one house of representatives be elected by a direct vote of tho p opt e litto enact legislation that shall t the benefit of all the people In tIlt dif event states and territories but that each state shall have district c arts presidedifin their respective districts We demand a national currency ot paper to bo used by the general government as a full legal tender fo all debts redeemable by American labor only We demand that all Import tariff and Internal revenue laws shall b6 r faltlinOWInjust share of public expense Jk hero onn all values abovo a limited aJit to overt person or family toWe demand that the Postal depart ment shall extend its service to Iack ages and hosts savings hunks an shalll Issue certificates of the peoples savings which way be drawn upon at any post office In the Union by the depositor or his order We demand that all Idle labor shall bo employed at living wages for put Improvements and benefits and that tho standing army and navy shall no longer bo trained for the of life and property but shall be em ployed In the public service by build- Ing railroads and bridges and other improvements for the public good an shall be trained only for an adequate defense in case of war We demand that the railroads and public utilities shall become public property and shall do a general bust ness for all thin people of the United States We demand the old age pension law that not only soldiers but that all men and women at tho of sixty shall re ceive a pension to be Increased from year to year until the end of their lives but thorn shall be no distinction in rates as to tin person vault sex We demand that thin present 1m migration laws bo repealed and that all able bodied men of whatever na tint who aro capable of filling out an application blank In English for clt Izenshlp or In their own language shall bo admitted and within by years ho undo citizens of the Unite- States And we demand a strictly secular government that no religious exercises shall be given to our public schools and courts that no public funds shall bo used for any religious purposes that the oral day of the week shall Lusinere n shall be prevented from following hi or her own inclination In regard to work or worship amusement or recreation so long as such privileges do not Infringe upon the rights of others- Huntlngburg inn Tames h1 Hughes- I am sending you under separate cover July and August issues of Law Notes a monthly journal published In Northport New York I would call your attention to page 85lst column of this August Issue headed Attack on Confessional Obscenity The first time you tiro least bit shy on copy please tako this particular can up and give it a little ventilation W C DAllr 1 UNDER MANS FIRST RIB Location of the Soul Is Declared to be by Another Crank Who Does Not Believe In can be Photographed ALL THE UNIVERSE IS MADE OF SOUL The soul of man If ho has ono an tho question Is suggestive rather thin admissible is going through a furnace I of torment at tho hands investigators who are making all of rash claims In its behalf First we were informed that tit o soul had been actually weighed Not tint It was placed In the scalo but that something had been lost Not knowing just what was lost the theological savants asserted that It must have been the soul and for tho ious folk that ought to settle It Next camel a music teacher who claimed that thin soul resembled an oyster and could be photographed as It departed from the body but this phase of soul loro has been aband oned Now comes ono who locates the soul and places It under the first sparutentslit not If ribs Imply souls then man Is not tho only animal to boast one producessneaks under the rib and takes up a permanent residence but that our readers may have the benefit of tills latest attack or brain storm on soul t1rto That ho has located the seat of the soul Is now attested by Praes s Henry Price a retired musician of soughtd to dyIngt saysthehis theory of the souls passage and tho chance of photographing It Price said The soul of a man Is soft and shapelessrib Below the Adams apple in a qfherreslstence It Is from this place cornrj not pass like a shadow It Is not a flight The soul must ho drawn out by an angel sent by God to perform this lifewIs a body the counterpart of thin one it has left It is substance material and could be as well caught by tho camera atf the human face I am not In any sense n spirit ualist In fact I believe the nr effect of my photography of tho soul would to bp annihilate their doctrl transmtgratidmen have souls You mayor may not hMO a soul according as you have sulted him if you have outraged his laws you will remain thin brute and fall Into dust whence you came eternityDo Thisbody exn no ease it will must wear out like a machine It Is the same with the soul When tho body runs Its course resttdng other just like It It is In that atitextinguished Dulling the greater part of a cent afternoon I sat In a cozy room at tho Faculty Club University of fornia and talked with Dr John Ellis Mr Taggart is a great scholar one says that dogs and horses and cows and pigs have souls and that mules knngarooshlllpolotaml arelmmortal anti can never die writes correspondentor of r Taggart Is a great scholar ono of the worlds most eminent thinkers In his chosen lion of philosophy He Is a fellow and lecturer of Trinity Bnglandthe University of Californias summer school You say that human souls are bicTArgartdan swered Audi that dogs and horses cows and pigs and the fishes and the rep CIeatnlOIllike ours Yes I belle vo that In what way does tho soul of n dlssffvr Only in degree 6You recognize degrees of advancement among souls of all classes man or otherwise Certainly But all these souls are Immortal I mean continued existence Had the universe n beginning and will it have an end I dont know But I bellevo In tho continuous existence of the soul while there is a universe This calls for previous oxlstenco of all things now alive Yes immortality extends backward as well as forward ex pastIstence ro oucns for believing wo will surprisingforllefs but Mr McTaggart rendered mo almost speechless when he as an atheist denied tho existence of matter denied tho existence of all material things saying that every that our bodies our physical selves wore merely dreams delusions Still further ho astounded mo by express- Ing confidence that In the next life and in each succeeding existence thin souls that aro attracted to one an other In this life will ho brought gether In each succeeding oxlstenco though unconsciously that tho loves of this world will bo forever perpct anted The Cambridge professor showed three of his published books to and while looking through San Dogmas of Religion the principal volume I found in regard to tho dls mission of love on earth and In the future life this declaration lied1who love In tho first love the samo people In the second and If their lovo ItsSPENCER ON CHRISTIAN DEITY In the Great Heretics Opinion He Was More Cruel Than the God Worshipped by the Fljln landers While the Schemaoof Redemption ally Abhorrent tobCultured EXTRACT FROM HIS PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY If we contrast the Hebrew God de scribed primitive traditions man like In appearance appetites and enlutlouswith the Hebrew God as characterized by the prophets 0of power along v remote from that of man Arid passing to conceptions of him which are now entertained we are made aware of an extreme transfiguration uy a convenient obllvlousuess a deity who in early times is rcpto uen ted as heardening mens hearts so as that they may commit punishable acts and as employing a lying spirit to deceive them cower to bo mostly thought of as an embodiment of tues transcending the highest we can imagine The cruellty of a Fijian god who representing as devouring the souls of the dead may be supposed to in lllct torture during the process is small compared with the crulty of u god who condemns men to tortures which are eternal and as ascription ot this cruelty though habitual in ecclesiastical formulas occasionally occuring in sermons and still some times pictorially ilustrated is becom- Ing so intolerable to thin better ua taro that while sont o theologians distinctly deny It others quietly dro It out of their teachings ceasetlion disappear aln1o Justice The visiting on Adams de scendants through hundreds of gen eraticJiiB dreaaful penalties for a small transgression which they did nut commltt to damning of all men who do not avail themselves of an alleged mode of obtaining forgiveness which most men have never heard of and the effecting a reconcilatlon by sacrificing a son who was puttee ly innocent to satisfy the assumed necessity for a propitiatory are modes of action which ascribed a human ruler would call forth Aversions of abhorrence and the ascription of them to tho Ultimate Cause of things even now felt to bo full of difficulties must become possible So too must die out the belief that a Power present in Innumerable worlds throughout Infinite space and who during millions of years of the earths earlier existence needed honoring by its inhabitants shoo be slezed with a craving for praise mid having created mankind should be angry with them if they do not perperunlly tell him how great he As fast as men escape from tit lit glamour of earthly Impressions which prevents them from thinking they will refuse to imply a trait of character which is the reverse of wor shlpful Slmlllarly will tho logical tiles be more and more to growing intelligences Passing over thin familiar difficulties of sundry of Implied divine attributes otherwise ascribedthat a God who repents of what ho has done must be lacking either in power of in foresight that his anger presuppose an occurrence which has been contrary to Intention and so indicates defeat deoperdillcllltmen with sill emotions oau exist only in consciousness which is limited Every motion has Its antecedent ideas and antecedent ideas are habitually sup posed to occur to God ho is relit 0 ortheaffected thereby That is to say the Ilossessingthese onlyInUIngHform parts of a consciousness which Isformedsuch a conception of the divine con sciousness Is irreconcilable both with otherwiselegedwise alleged For a consciousness feeJingscausedthroughout thin universe To bellevo In a divine consciousness men must meanthywith verbal propositions and prop o sltions which they are debarred from rendering Into thoughts will more and morn fall tp satisfy them Of course like difficulties prune U themselves when thin will of God spoken 0IIIIawo may soy that it Is possessed tho Cause of All Things as as we may say that love of approM tlon is possessed by a circle hut hIto atthoughtswo can no more unite in co ours the terms of the one proposi riWhosoeert which is tho otherowills being only inferred Uut us each is conscious of it presJl poses u motive a prompting deslroj some kind absolute Indifference excludes tin conception of will More over will as implying a prompting lustre connects soino end contem plated as one to be achieved slid oared with tho achievement of lb some other will referring to some other end taking its That is to soy will Hko motion iiecccssarily supposes a series of consciousness conception of a divine will In volves like it localizations in space and lime the willing of each end excluding from consciousness for au Interval the willing of other ends It Is ale samo with the ascription of intelligence Not to dwell ou the tteriuliiy and limitation Implied as outlive we may unto that Intelligence l as alone conceivable by us presup existence Independent ot it slid to It It is carried on In of changes primarily wrought y allow activities the impression generated by things beyond cousclou ness sucu impressions To speak of intelligence wlilcn exists in the all silieu ot all such alien activities b to use a meaningless word If to tho corollary that tutu tflrst Cause con sltiered as intelligent objective ac tivities it is replied that these havo become such by acts of creation and wore previously included In too First cause folio tile reply in that in such rude the ilrst Cause could before mis creation have Had nothing to generate m it sucn cimnges us tnose constituting what wu call Intelligence aim must tlierelore havo been unin luiilguit at tile time wiien Intelligence was must called ion Hence It is clout mat the intelligence ascribed answers m no respect to that wlilcn we slow uy the noun It is Intel iibuico out ot wlucn all thin churac tuia communing it have vuulsiiud- inesu and outer umicuiues some ot winch oiten discussed but newer disposeu must loran men here utter to drop htgner antliropo inorpiuu diameters given to the First latisu as tout nave lung drop ped line dower Principles of tJoei oiogy IOurDenton Texas mines K Hughes A iriend or mule showed me colic of Blue Urass triads Juno ao 1ld unto ot copy Tne paper is not me nave seen several low years ago especially the altempted ofsdagger at mo wiieu attempting to call nun to time Now tills must bo said teat this copy U at least civil in cuiiiimrison to its ancestors ttiougn for from perfect It stilt however on trying to persuade thin world that nod is a myth more a brute the souls old thing has Icon reported modeiXShould this convince you that your tusk is an impossible one If the world were naturally atheistic you ought to have millions of adherents lint you have hotat most I Tile American people unlit not go to church but that Is un infinite distance irom atheism ldLet every man mid woman In U existence mid how many will be on your side You say Clergy aro use a big asser pour If so why do not etheist Ma terialists build churches since this Is opportune time How many will go to the church of humanity and your are not certain of your course tousin question which contains Of what use is Clergy in justice you should have send a copy out to 14000 Cath ollc priests and preachers as It ia criminal to do It You understand Use Individual or set of Audio tho book Very few priests It any ot preacher read the Blades hence know nothing of the lies you cast on them You want to peso as world reformers he Is u sample of now morality Have justice at least If not love Yours truly Raymond Vernmont Catholic Priest ytTHE PLANETSrIS Jut Publllbe4I wdgt lk EVOLUTION 1 rw area BLUB GRASS BLADE Publishers jLulitteo l I litx d