You have found an item located in the Kentuckiana Digital Library.
Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.): n. Sunday, October 27, 1907. Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.). 400dpi TIFF G4 page images Blade Publishing Co., Lexington, KY 1907 blu1907102701 These pages may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.): n. Sunday, October 27, 1907. Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.). Blade Publishing Co., Lexington, KY 1907 $IMLS This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognitio n (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has be en done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Librar ies Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. 1 flijti t BLUE GRASS BLADE TRUTHHRAAhI fI L 1907Publisied Weekly1b0 per Year in advanceKY OCTVOLUME XVINUMBER 22 JLEXINGTON 27 BIBLE RUINS HOMES In an effort to Imitate Bible Examples Human Hearts are Broken and Family Ties Severed STRANGE DOINGS BY A NEW CHRISTIAN SECT From Ohio State Journal Abandoning their home breaking family ties and forsaking all else for their faith to follow literally and ly the Biblical injunction Go ye into a1the world and preach the gospel to every creature eighteen men I men and children of Eastern Washington calling themselves Apostollijo Saints have gone to the Puget Sound country whence they will sail for Ja pan China and Korea Sept to do missionary work among the heathen tives They declare they were called to go out into foreign lands without money food or clothing like the apostles of oldand that their depar ture is the fulfillment of a prophecy No provisions have been untie for their maintenance while thousands of miles from home or for their return in event of sickness The party is headed by Rev II IIwho has been conducting theI assembly in Spokane the lalltI months and includes his wife ttRyan children IL L Lawler wife two children YoA Colgar wife Children W McDonald and Mae Law Lillian Callahan and Riley Pastor Ryan who says he will be stationed near Tokio Japan has taken with him a large tent and a complete printing outfit for the pub lication of The Apostolic Light of which journal he is editor and printer He said We acknowledge frankly that none of us is able to undcrstunti the tongues we are able speak and nothing of the natives to whom they v e n arePch lrtv IJ1e no money I or food supplies r even a change of clothing when rte reach our destina tions but they have nn unswerving faith in their religion and no appeal for funds lies been made to anyoneI outside our assembly T B OTleilley one of our first saints to leave has reached South Africa and is doing exI cellent work among the native blacks Many Pathetic Scenes There were many pathetic scenes atI the railway station when the self pointed missionaries started on the first stage of their journerIto the Ori awl Q ent Shouts of prayers and hymns were mingled Gray haired mothers and little sisters nail brothers weeping as they approached the coach in which saints were leaningout of the windows to say Ifarcell clasped hands and after singing When the Roll is is Called up Yonder I Shall Know Him Anywhere With Jesus and God Be With You Till We Meet Again The last hymn was sung with fervor as the train pulled out for the West irho last dayof the partys stay in Spokane was devoted to services in theI assembly tent where men women and children from every town and hamlet in Eastern Washington was gathered to hear the testimonials of the departing missionaries Among the speakers judge of thin superior court of Whit man county Wash E A Carrick a retired cattleman and M R Tatman a reformed gambler Rev M R Fog well formerly a member of Dowies church at Zion Ill also spoke The sermon of the day was delivered by Pastor Ryan who said amongother things that he received a message from high that we will be joined in our missionary work in foreign countries by many more people from various parts of the United States and ada Mao Law who was a school teacher at Rcardan Wash until converted rev cently made a jjhophoy saying An earthquake will destroy United States on Oct 1007 after which a disastrous fire will rage days Tatman said in thin course of this prophesy which was frequently inter rupted by shouts of Amenl There came a time to the Israelites when Moses had to leave them just as Brother Ryan has to leave us now but just as God raised up a successor to Moses who stormed and captured Jericho so will ho raise a Joshua among us and ho will fill us with courage to stand by our guns even though our rank are to be depleted by the departure of our fellow saints Since the beginning of the socallei apostolic movement in Spokane tin assembly has had one object to view that such a Land of missionaries be gathered together to spread ings of their belief From time to time members announced theywere called to go to a foreign country anti each declared ho had been given the power of speaking tho language of the na tives No requests for moneywere made by the preachers but occasionally the faithful were reminded that it was needed and in this way pert of the missionary fund was gathered One of the most striking cases of selfdenial was that of Mrs Ella J Garland who will go to Japan as a missionary in November She gave 100shin savings of years to the church Members of church tell of another woiuan who works for her living who when reminded that more money was needed contributed every dollar she lied All in Moderate Circumstances There are not more than mem hers of the sect in Spokane and the surrounding country none of whom is in better than moderate circumstances and almost every one has given to church untill he is actually in need Farmers living near Spokane consti tute a large portion of the church membershipH and his wife are amples of the spirit that prcvades the sect They claim to have been called as missionaries to China and they say they can speak the Chintw tongub what they are saying They sold their home and most of their personal be longings to pay for their passage hut will not have enough left they lIayr to buy a meal ticket when they get there They left behind a daughter who refuses to be converted to the faith and Mrs Lawlers aged mother from whom sho has never been sepa rated W McDonald and the rest of the party disposed of their property and belongings for less than half actual value so thecould join the party yeariJOlJkS4ty1r idl1rlHtp clIand Sea inavian countries are disposing of tfeir homes to go later in the year tIe of tho tenets of tho apostolic faith is that all assistance financial or otherwise is from a higher power and that people who are the actual providers are only agencies of the divinity In this way they clare every offering to the cause Is an answer to an individual prayer PSALM CIV The Jolly That David Handedto Jehovah For Giving Him a Soft Heart With Which to Court Bathsheba and A Heart Hard Enough to Put Uriah Under the Sod at the Right Time By John F Clark This is what David writ for a good round jolly to Jehovah for His ness in giving David a soft heart to mash Bath Sheba with and a hard heart to enable him to put Uriah where the grass would cover him in tenderness Just listen how the Lord maketh his heart to well up and slopover Bless the Lord 0 my soul 0 Lord my God thou art very great thou art clothed with honors and majesty If Bible biography of Jehovah be true God needed more substantial clothing than David allots Him But David sings on Who coverest thyself light as with a garment who stretched out the heavens like a tain This is poetical flatjery that sur passes the mildest rhodomontade in scope Covering oneself with light afterI majesty is adding fool to the fire of imagination On ho goes thus Who laycth beams of his chambers in waters who maketh the clouds his chariot who maketh upon the wings of the wind Who maketh his angels spirits his ministers a flaming fire David had tile prevailing astronomical ideas of his tune and ho lays the foun dation the oceans bed God to ride ins cloud chariot and walk upon zephyr pinions must have linen no specific gravity worth mentioning Who maketh his angels spirits Does this mean turning their bodies into ether or starting a nectar distillery to supply their inner cravings I am sorry that David is too death to tell me as this is as important aa it is am bigious Dave sings on Continued on Page 4 J tj iI GIVE THE CHILDREN A- CHANCE TO STUDY NATURE Youth is Enthusiastic and Natural Laws Well Known Will Prove More Valuable Than Known the Length of a River Depth of the Sea or the Height- of a Mountain By Andrew Adams The scattered pupils of thousands of schools have found their way once more to their homes and the school year in the public schools at leastis now opening It has been found by careful investigation as appears in a recent scientific research announcement that from now ou until January is the best period educationally for school pupils they are more studious as wel as thorn alertly receptive mentally than during any like period in the school year It is what one might expect and if it is not interjecting mere horsesense into conclusions from research we wouli suggest that the alertness of the teach ers at this time is a contributing entice of efficiency in the student also that in both cases the good effects of summer vacations are especially in evidence Assuming that both teachers anti taught and perchance alo boards of education have renewed their acquaint with nature in its mountain for est lake or seashore aspect and mood is it not a good time to seriously con sider why youth are not taught mor from natures book and less from well the looks for which their parents had no great love Why for instance is not insect life as worthy of study and quite as good training as the geographical divisions and population of Asia Minor or Africa Here is a whole world of interest al about us an inter est that will not cease with graduation a TrtJrKtrrrap ltnmt ytTJbo opened up by even nn elementary study of entomology Yet it is set aside today for the sake of memorizing cold facts about remote regions that can have no relations to ones needs and interest until those nurturer years when the slate of memory has linen washed so clean of them that the work must all be done over again Thin boy who knows his Afghanistan to the last degree of futility can usually be relied upon to confound the stridu cicada with the locust the katy did the tree toad or even a grasshopper To him n horned corydalis is a ferocious affair to be handled onlywithn long sticks and the idea that insects like larger animals are divided into carniv ends and herbivorous classes and their value to mankind largely determined by their class is unheard of Even simple a distinction as that between butterflies and moths their distin guishing characteristics are not for the youthful memorizer of the lengths ot one recalls the enthusiasms of insect study undertaken in youth usually in vacations or holidays or be fore and after school hours confined to no orw season anti ranging through all the fields of entomology and remem hers its manyand varied satisfactions not least of which was the tem rorary forge tflllncs s of the principal products of the Punjaub he nine times out of ten is merely delighting in the memories of his first tastes of a study that has been continued with unceasing interest perhaps on the side nail at intervals all through his mature life From the gatheringon skates of snowshoes or merely in hip loots from sassafras hush in the woods or a tree along the river of tho cocoons of beautiful moths through the days- of spring when question of what those cocoons should yield or whether till ichneumon fly had fatally settled that question before ever the cocoon was woven is at the front and on into the days when insect habits are studied at close range from life there is a continued exhilaration of ever new experiencesIf of insect life must obtain its place in the school cirriculum only by its successful appeal on the ground of its utility it is worth while to call ntention to economic entomology anti its value in teaching what insects are harmful to vegetation and what harm less also which ones cat other insects that are themselves harmful or harmless How many know that the glowworm feeds on slugs that do much damaf lY I that an allied insect destroys wood beetles that do untold injury utilitarian appeal of the study is alion ns its general appeal and commend both to our educa- torsPOPE BRING BACK tho Inquisition and the Index into Common Use to Save the Calling Church CLOCK MUST NOT BE SET BACKWARD By Fuqua Kidd ntiall iitlon Expurgatorious Christian relics of a slavery the products of med times long since relegated to moper place along with slavery oiher Christian institutions seem in a fair of going through a of resurrection to be once more by tho rapidly diminishing the power of a once powerful but enfeebled church government following which is reproduced from the columns o f the Literary lYJimri neunt by is ab6ve suggestions It contains the upon which they are made and es opinions of the most advanced liberal religious thinkers of tile Blade readers will readily un tand the expressions used nail read between the lines perceive the gen drift of tho Pope in his latest elicol Popes definite atittude toward advanced liberal wing of the Rdman named Modernists has linen at last On September his enc elbat was published Osservatoro Itumuno the Vat land organ and is said to fill seenrcolumns of this paper Dispatches the secular press of this country that the document goes at great into the philosophical and the aspects of the modernist er of the Church which are unequivo condemned as through antiRo anti entirely against the oneness everlasting unchangeablencss of the of the church This latest pro of lious X it iilaid n detailed analysis of the va aspects of modern thought which head of the church believes con one of the gravest menaces to He is quoted as saying Home the movement of modern errors is agnostic and immanent is that it limits to simple the knowledge of men and to grant to human reason the to raise itself to Godancl im because it explains faith in as proceeding from a vital want unman mind Modernist is not much a special eror as an amalgam of all the heresies Logically its principle of agnosticism and im abolishes distinction be mini result and God Pantheism is its encyclical holds that pride cu and ignorance of scholastic arc the entice of modernism In concluding the Pontiff says lit that the adversaries of the will take advantage of this en to represent him as the enemy science progress anl humanity to accusation he says he replies by lie has decided to support by means in power the founda of an instuliliou which shall most illustrious representa of science among Catholics and shall have for its object to favor Catholic truth for light and guide progress ofall things designated the names of science and crud Some of tho special provisions upo which bishops are directed to send re purls to the Holy See are these 1 The teaching of philosophy positive theology et cretin is to be carried on in the church schools an d universities but in a Catholic spirit Modernists are to be remove from professorships and the direction of educational institutions The clergy and faithful are no to be allowed to read modernist publi cations A committee of censorship is he established in every diocese to pass upon the publications which the clergy and faithful shall be permitted to read The encyclical of the late Pope Leo XIII prohibiting the clergy from assuming the direction of publications without their bishops permission and providing for supervision of thin work of ecclesiastical writers is confirmed 0 Ecclesiastical congress except o rare occasions nre prohibited 17 A council is to be constituted in every diocese to combat modem is errors As yet not much comment either from the religious or cccular press has ap pared but a few words are given by a correspondent of New York Herald representing the attitude of the Italian in press We read- Commenting on the papal encyclical of the Catholic newspapers say that in condemning modernism which is complete contradiction to the spirit dogma and discipline of thin church the document clearly separates it from healthy nail opportune modern r+ search and ds the study of tive theology Thin newspapers add that Pope Pious has finished and plied He the work of restoration begun bynl Leo XIIL a work which has in the cyclical its doctrinal and disciplinary program on which henceforth will be its based the action of the ecclesiastical superiors The Gionralo dltalia Rome a conservative journal declares the en The cyclical shows that the Vatican is in has capable of keeping in harmony with to modern civil society while the Italia the Rome says The encyclical strikes tile characteristic note of the pontiff cote of Pious X and his reforms Itj reeohstrirction of tlujltoaiairtir quisition to Rabbi Joseph Silverman of Temple EmanuEl New York in an address jof before lilt congregation at the services held on the Jewish Day of Atonement criticized tho Pope for his reactionary encyclical His words are as follows He instructs practically that the Inv ilex Expurgalorious shall exclude all showing for modern things all reform in thought It is time high time I repeat that the governments of them great religious organizations should pro test against such a decree a dictum that would tend to shunt the human one thousand years backward and of blind faith plthatto humanityor WHO WILL ANSWER Denton Texas Jas E HughestI have a few questions found in the Genesis first and second chapters Please answer or print them in your next issue that others may answer ONE OF THE PEOPLE Who was present when God said in let there be light 2 To whom was he speaking when he said let us make man In our own ImagetIWho was it heard these remarks of the Creator There are some fine theologians In the pulpit of Denton and some a splendid grammarians In the colleges of Denton Will they please en lighten the citizens of this place on this very Important subject Your own opinion will also be very thankfully accepted by the writer CHATStHermann Wettsleln Thanks for your Interest In the blade We haver touched the subject up ourselvest t Mrs C W FarberThe greatest tribute that could be paid to any man being is to declare that In all things he was a man We merely offer tho following as a suggestion Ho died as he had lived true to himself and above all n man Dention TexasYour trio of tlons has offered us an opportunity for discussion which you will fin elsewhere If any person of your quaIntance believes ho or she answer them hay elho answers ntis on tho Blade- S r WHEN MEETdTHE DELIGHTFULLY NONSENSI- t CAL ARGUMENT CREATED BY A PROTESTANT CHRISTIAN BE RATING A CATHOLIC CHRIS TIAN BECAUSE OF THE FALLACIES CONTAINED IN HIS CREED Evidences of a Great Superstition Trust By C Cohen London Freethinker There is nothing that is at once more interesting and amusing than n watch a confirmed and unbending Port uponIso keenly alive to the rationalism their points of difference and so de lighlfully oblivious to the fact that the points of agreement in their respective faiths are equally nonsensical He will marvel thatany wino person can believe the miracles of Church and de fend with all his might the miracles Bible The infallibility of the Church or the special inspiration of its ministers will set him laughing and jeering at popishsuperstitions while the attempt to deal with the Bible in a rational or a scientific ner will be met with angry inectrv and stupid claims for its unique char acter in origin method nail influence will flame out with virtuous indig at the manner in which man Catholic Church has suppressed by force those who have dissented from teaching wad straightway exclude from the pulpit or boycott in business those who differ from his own interpretation of what is true Christianity way in which the Roman Church worked generation after generation perpetuate its faith is proof posh of ingrained duplicity and spiritual degradation this efforts of Protest CttiCisrntjn heretics and to keep their creeds un changed as long as possible are proofs s moral uprightness concern for nat ural welfare and strong evidence of great spiritua development II is haps unlhankffv blame Protestants for so aclingfi rogress is a slog affair at best and those who are ing for advancement should not be over angry with those who make the a little more amusing then it otherwise be The truth and therefore the explanation of matter is that the same fundamental type of mind docs for either creed the selection of one in to the other depending upon of mind that are superficial upon differences of local conditions Which is also the reason why given fair conditions the choice is uUimatel Frcelhought or Roman Catholicism Protestantism representing a merely transitional fr rm But substantially same qualities of narrowness pcr scteulion fanaticism devotion to un reasonable doctrines with a stupid fear of change arc common to both True they are not always expressed the same degree by both churches but then the conditions of operation are dissimilar mud differences in power ofexpression ought not to blind ont fact of fundamental identity hive written thin above apropos of a review in Methodist Recorder ofa recentlypublished honk The Making ot Miracle The writer a Wesleyan Methodist missionary cescribes how at Sow Pompeii a man mid his wife have established a Imst for making mer chandiso of superstition selling va rious articles of worship and using great organization as an advertising entitles his article A Great Supcrstl iou Twist and is shucked in the proved ultraProtestant manner at a religion can lend itself to such prae being tolerated irr a civilized country while the writer with Protestant charity desires to see nil Ilo man Orders and monastic institutions driven out of England The reviewer feels amazement and pity that any Protestant should object to dcnuncia tion of Roman Catholicism and thinks it would be otherwise but that large numbers do not know the great reasons sotIlat led to thin Protestant Rcformalion and laid the foundations of progress whichtithey possess tJ1The first portion of this statement tote enough Large numbers do not Continued on Page j 1i f BLUE GRASS BLADE Founded 1884 and edited by Charlr Cllton Mire his death February 1JlG JAMES E HUGHES Eullor and Putin SUBSCRIPTION RATI By nihil Iuatpcd Jjl scar in Five new subscribers sent with one remittance at Iper year each Trial subscription cents per month All orelKn subscription postpaid 200 per yeear MAKE ALL money orders drafts checkrte iiynl to JAMKS K HfCHES Lfin tin th will facilitate coiucMon ADVERTISING RATES ALL ADVERTISEMENTS of wbatsoevei character ae ccpted will be published at the rate of UlJU Inch per month unless by special contract whet other and better rates will be quoted upon applicliI tlon The publishers have the right to reject an and all advertisements offerwl GENERAL BUSINESS RULES ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS to the Blade will be discontinued at te expiration ol the term lor which the all scrlptlon has been paid up in advance The address slip on the paper will show subscribers the date of expiration of subscription Back numbers or numbers omitted will be sent asked for upon rene ul lu case of discontinuance SHOULD ANY SUBSCltlUElt charge his or hoc tiude duvise this oiilce giving butt old and new uuu the Blade will be sent to the new address a desired THE OFFICE of publication of the Blade Is at 12Clv North Limestone Street Lexington Kentucky to whlcii all Freethinkers will be given a heart welcome rllE BI oDE If entered at the IostCflice at 4illtlll1 Kentucky as second class mailing matter ADDRESS ALL COMMUIICAT10NS TO THE BLUfc GHASS BLADE P O Box 3t Lexlngtju Ky Create character r r r Never bother about reputation r r r Our actions are as we think them r r Truth can never be enslaved for long r Caieh hold and then give a good strong pull r k Be sure to sing the good song that is in you r Only the rich can get a strangle hold in lifeN great game r Why talk about a remedy for divorce when di vorce is a remedy itself r Christianity is a tenlegged nightmare an fantywhich the world will soon outlive 1 f v Y l 1rJk vt nationshtbbolelhIJ ti d ifJS HF a c or everyday ei Let a Freethinker bec uie a candidate for pub lie office and though he had the wisdom of Solomon the patriotism of Washington and tin justice of Aristides the religious press and pulpit wout strike his trail remorseless as death persistent us taxes r r r ireclhought would Lase all laws on human ne esity It woud accord to till the fullest religious crfy but when a sanctified yap who is short on rains pan umvni a two ni mite perfunctory grayer in Use legsia iVi halls of the cJULtry for livedollar 11 illiam it creates an unkindly feeliu for him and his class Those who regard revealed religion as a rau supers it iii should not be taxed directly or in directly for its support Lvery tut should be title In stunt on its own bottom and if the Chris tian religion cannot do his without state aid the state should let it ill of its inherent weakness r So long as the church appeals to the secuar law to enforce its edicts so long as it makes it a crime to do that which works no injustice 0 others s long as it boycotts those who dissent from its eve shifting dogma so long as it compels unwilling support so long will it breed hypocrites by tin thousand and multiply the number of humbugs r r With his issue the Blade is again to date and we mean to keep it there It has been a long put for us but we have got there Now help us by sending a new subscriber or two r t WOKJ3N AND THE PEEAOHER3 IN THE CASE Sad tales are being told Should the bell tether lead the flock into deseit w stcs they will of a necessi y starve and whet the self constituted morn leaders of the peoplv fall into sir the array of the Lord is in the dent of a fix Measured by modern standards thv preachers are rapidly fulling into that condition which vrought the destrucion of Sodom and Gomorrah and are determined to give encouragement to h Iaphan Venis as she flaunts her scarlet flag in Hi face of humanity The history of Christianity is so interwoven withI rime roi inMe1 y its leialt rs find eacl ors it hIts long kicked that moral forte m rsary t riiteous tmlcivor and brought its institution q c minon conlnnipt Its romance is little more h rn a Josephs coa woven of Loves warp and fiery Passions infernal woof in ceesfnlj ri of Time Pv lv clty tit tally Jironicling the little escapades of the pious crew that are not in strict accord with the seventh I I r commandment In ancient Sparta theft was con sidered proper but getting caught was the crime With the parsons licentiousness is becoming all ten common and numbers of them are getting caught and their sins made known Thus it happens that in spile of our safe guards of low tad the restrain ing influences of humanizing effort the preacher ore becoming more hopelessly corrupt and they are at work increasing the number of courtesans every day- During the past two weeks a numbr of clippings of various kinds have reached this office all taken from the doily papers Some of them show the particular newspaper from which they were taken Others have no such mark In the iattcr cases should dispute or question arise we must depend upon our friends sending them for further prod hould that be necessary We have undertaken to collaborate a number of them more especially those recording crimes against women and young girls by the pulpiteers and it is with these hat we now deal First we take up the case of a Nebraska parson who is to stand trial for immoral conduct with a female member of his congregation The clip ping is credited to the United Press which is a ew York news agency and was published in omo of the daily papers the particular paper in his instance does not appear but the clipping reached us through the ordinary channels of Undo iamucls mail service It is as follows PREACHER FACES GRAVE CHARGES Married Woman Is His Accuser Says Shes Jealous I By United Press- LINCOLN NEllA confession of immoral re lations with Rev W P Ferguson deposed pastor of the Methodist Church by Mrs Arthur E Cross of his congregation will be heard at the confer ence of Nebraska which assembled here Dr Ferguson says Mrs Cross with whom lie boarded became infatuated with him and concoct cr her story to checkmate his attentions to a widow Mrs Cross will go before the ministerial court with a confession of her relations Whether the above be true or fals the Blades unable to judge It would appear unreasonable that a married woman would make such a confe sion and ruin the life of her lawful spouse were iier statements false On the other hand there ix a probability that the preacher may be giving the true version of the escapade but it docs look very touch like a case of denying the apple and Jamuing the woman What the result of the trial has been provided a conclusion has been reached ve are not advised and therefore unable to say If the case were submitted to this office for decision we would insist that the preacher furnish Corroborative testimony on his side of the hase bej TJt2jet a favOrabfa Vorfllft fe UJ iifiicuity in all cases is that there area o parties capable of testifying with any possibility of truth namely the man and the wpmanfcfor in 1such casts outsiders are not permitted tokno what is taking place Ordinarily we would believe 1n woman before we would believe a preacher on such matters because we know the naturerbf the preacher There would appear to be truth on the womans side in this instance in that the is reported as admitting that the woman becam- infatuated with him and more than half the case against lust is made out lucre is sill another IIThe second case is like unto the first the ganus Loll is of a slightly different charactbrand the in it are another woman and another preacherIItt1herc is only a little kiss in this case Ibut must not oe forgotten that in Cleopatras madden tog kiss Antony thought the world well lost and for ialse lichens favors proud Ilions temples lazed AJ over the world there are strewn the roken altars and ruined fanes the empty brows nd crumbling thrones all blasted by this sell same curse from Ohio atindf apPPinfldlrthe item reads as follows What Charge Is vs Dr Hen hrdne t Cleveland UOn the word of a girl IWsetta scout of Urichsville rests the fate of Rev C B Ilenthrone presiding elder of his district and Rev William B King methodist pastor at Urchsville Miss Scott is somewhere in Cleveland Every body seems to be ignorant of her whereabouts She has eft the Tavistock hotel where she first stayed We dont need her testimony yet says Rev Dr King the defendant She will bo here when we do need her 1You cant find her boast the Urichsville viI lagers who are in Cleveland as witnesses She is uin a safe place We are pledged to secrecy- A ninehour session of the select committee yes terday behind closed doors failed to clear up the trouble which has divided the Urichsville district Dr King is accused of defaming the character of his presiding elder He has said that Dr Ilen throne who is a grandfather and a veteran in church work tried to kiss Miss Scott against her willOur noticeable feature in connection with these cases is that the woman is always declared by the preacher in the case to be his tempter instead of his victim Old Adam revived The first woman tempted the first man so the bible says and the preachers know the force of the plea but too wenI True it is that maids and matrons too as pure lithe white rose that blooms above the green glacier have ben swept too far by the fierce whirlwind of I w love and passion but of these the world doth sel i dom hen 1tJhe woman whose sin is sanctified by love who staked her name tool fame upon a cowardly lie masquerading in the garb of truth never rushed into court with her tale of woe or aired her grievance in the public prints BRAVO PRESIDENT SCHNEIDER The Blade desires to extend its congratulations to President Otto C Schneider of the Chicago Board of Education upon his superb moral cour age in refusing to entertain a proposition from a gang of women meddlers that Bible instruction be placed in the corriculum of the public schools of that city Although his notion is endorsed by a number of preachers as shown in another column of the Blade their endorsement is not entitled to respect for the reason that it is given only on the Idea of falling in with opinions of the majority while President Schneider acts from principle The public schools are the conunon property of the people and as such should be kept free from any character of religion or religious instruction No elaborate argument on this subject becomes at all necessary It is gratifying to note that while a number of those preachers have sanctioned President Schneiders views they are at least willing that the views of the majority shall be respected Those who want religion and feel the necessity of it ought to be willing to pay for itI and not seek to compel his unbelieving neighbor to assist in bearing the burden of the cost of teaching religion by thrusting it into the schools CATHOLICISM vs HUMANITARIANISM Shall the human intellect be left to the control of the Artttican Is it necessary that the Popes should increase encyclicals for the sole purpose of directing hu man thought and keeping the mind straight f From a Roman Catholic standpoint it is From a humanitarian standpoint it is not Catholicism and humanitarianism are thus at the cross roads and each treads a separate course Resenting the public criticism of the recent cyclical of the Pope anent Modernism the Cath oic press has striven to show wherein the attitude taken by the Vatican is essential to right thinking but theissue of right thinking in this ease is determined from a purely religious aspect To support this view the organs of Rome point to this heterogenous mass of thought that constitutes the Protestant world and draws a picture of its own unanimity of thought as being directed from the Roman Catholic tribunal The Liberal thinker simply places Roman Catholicism with all Protes tant sects as typifying Christendom itself and by placing them all in the same category argues that every branch of Christian thought constitutes a clog on human progress and in this time Catholic is rin better therJorse tItan the rest The verv l st tourc Iibrty ufesiant Protestantism has absorbed f thei colJ Romish theology to make it just as arrogant and tyrannicalRELIGION AND ITS VOTARIES Strip the religious idea of its tatered vestments nightmarena man o war as in the days of Joshua The recorded mir aches of all religious systems are but myths the founders of every religious cult were but mortal men who entertained crude ideas concerning tint origin of man and his destiny Around these gross materials the imagination of man has woven many Araehnetnot one of even little worth Religion is but a thin gar ment which ignorance has woven in which to clothe an Omniscience he does not understand Scheming priests and preachers have used the sys tem for their personal aggrandizment but the day is not far distant when Truths bright star shall mamentaMORALITY AND BELIEF REWARDS AND PUNISHMENT How often do we st cito impress upon the aims of Christianl that it is to their interest to hear the other side How often do we hear them answer that so fat as they arc concerned there is no other side f How often do we find Freethinkers who something in our Frcethought periodicals which does exactly harmonize with their particular views concerning the subject matter under discussion in n given article and then forthwith stop their sub scription How often are we to insist upon a respectful toleration of the beliefs and opinions of othc and deny that toleration to those who do not afire with us in all things These thoughts have been suggested by recent contributions to the Blade as compared with some one in particular received by us some months ago or very soon after the death of our late lamented editor In our last issue there appeared a commu nication from A friend under the date line o Chewsvillc Md and the spirit of that cation should be able to permeate the intire world of Freethought In it the writer asked that the communication be not published but it contained such an element of sound thought that we could not refrain from publication and preferred to print it but to withhold the name of the author The writer among other good things said I have tried to get some subscribers to the Blade but the people in this community do notI like the Atheistical part of it I myself am YhL n accord with that idea but there is other good reading matter to interest me In the portion that has been capitalized by us to draw attention to it is to be found the spirit of charity reverence for truth and a resceptful tol eration for the ideas of others no matter how they disagree with personal views Apart from this view we had the case of the Missouri banker who claiming to be a Freethinker in the fullest sense of the term got soggy at the Blade because it had printed socialistic communication from a number of its friends had presumed to criticise President Roosevelt and forthwith stopped his subscription to the paper What a vast difference is to be found between the sentiments of these meat Real izing that he cannot agree with the Blade in all things he prefers to continue in the family ex tracting all tine rood it contains in other matters This is one side The other found one idea he could not agree with quit the Blade cold and called it a filthy sheet The latter is too intol erant to rennin a Freethinker and he does not be long with us The other is too good too conscient iously good to he a Christian and for the sake of right he is compelled to remain on our side Our Maryland friend asks that we give an expression of our opinion concerning his ideas upon a future reward for a good and useful life We do this cheerfully and willingly The subject is one the greatest importance to the Christian believer for upon it rests the whole doctrine of Christian faith Upon this subject he says It looks to me that when mon fail to recognize an infinite power it will have a tendency to make people careless in morals and their duty to man A man must be placed in a responsible position to be a real man I believe reverence std respon sibility are the two essentials to a good and useful life here and to build up hopes for a future bet terment for my experience with people here is that they hope to meet their loved ores after death even if it cannot be demonstrated Yet it is a con soling thought It is cherished by the hosts who do not believe in the Bible as the word of God When a prize or a rewards offered it is or rather creates 11Honsto a hopeful future From such an expression we infer that our friend inns received more than the ordinary share of Christian instruction and that while he has gone a goodly distance upon the highway of progress there is still clinging about hint a mentaI of the old Christian theology The inference he wrong But it looks that way at this marIIn the first place no man deserves a reward the doing of a simple duty All statutory law is built upon this notion Tine state cannot underItake to reward every man for telling the doing what is right and performing the duties ot mi llcltIzelltshI t1 are metes fqr IJ or commtted against thetl talsrantetdforideji is based upon the presumption that every man 1samotively jiroven lo be guilty Applying the same process of reasoning to a supposed future reward we are prone to askwhat sort of a reward does any honest man want or expect for doing rightiliving right and being right To do right simply for the salve of an expected reward real or imagi nary impairs the value of the act because it sur rounds it with a selfish motive Duty is always unselfish Tp abstain from doing wrong through Ifear or dread of punishment makes a coward Thus right doing for a reward only creates selfish ness To abstain from wrong through fear or pun ishment creates simple cowardice For ages Freethought has inculcated the doc trine that the inherent virtue of every good deed brings its own reward not only that which comes from the estimation in which we are held by our fellows but because of the sweet consciousness of a human work acheived a human duty done That responsibility and position which our friend appears to to be essential to a good and usefuPlife here may be safely built a purely Iuuntatidea without regard to any belief in any infi1lil o power Neither is such a belief ealcu atetPb jmprove time morals of society in the slight est sbnse We must learn the great responsibility of man to man and once learned infinite power becpmes absolutely unnecessary runnethIIpoint9nlfas man has learned to rely upon him snore upon God less has the moral tend improvellUm c a stadonaryel one age in and vice v rsa There is more true morality among the American Freethinkers than can be found in all Christendom With the beloved In gersull tresay let the gods go for we do not need tir We do need humanity and humanity necdsjiBf Whatever we can do and whatever we to do for the betterment of the race lweeter 1 brings an immediate blessing which is gander more ennobling and inspiring i than JIll the fancied glories that exist in that gorg eous land of Christian dreams The pcrsual of that letter has done us a world of good We are glad to have received it Wo thank the author for having written it Wo aro anJI i r t ANSWERLIVEN CAN RATIONALISTS CONSISTI ENTLY DECAPITALIZE TURE AND CAPITAL IZE GOD Takes Up Controversy With Other Papers WettsteinIBy Hermann Knowing that The Blade stands fo a square deal I feel It meet and proper to call Its readers attention to an experience I just had with the editor of the Humanitarian Review which ToMorrows editor a few months ego called the freeest Free thought Journal In the world Being an occasional contributor to said Review I had noticed that where had written Nature with a cap ital N and god with a small g this rule was invariably reversed Nature being shorn of its capital N and god clad In a big O I then sent In an article under the above title addressed to both editor nnd its renders calling their intention to the fact that I years ago a controversy was carried on among tho Liberal publications of this country In which I took the ground that Nature as the proper name for cosmic energy should be capitalized while god being but a common noun should be written with a small g and that seeing theI readers of said publications some which were now no doubt subscrib ers to said frcceit Freethought journ of my views on this matter they of my views on this matter they would think It very strange that I did not live up to them did not In fact practice what I preached Now was there anything In this short communication any editor of even a Free Freethought paper could feel offended at much less a freeer or the freecst onoIYet what was the result Nausgeschmlssen as myoid schoolmate J T Mallinckrodt ex pressed it which translated into English means that I was or kicked out of said editors Igood for having dared express an different from his own At editorsIabsurd statements said You have neither any legal nor moral right tot 1 esB jvr idene In a j011rnalnQtI your own MPcge 347 R ptember number According to which all contributors to Liberal or other pub Mentions are guilty of a crime or mis demeanor every time they send In anI article for publication to a Journal not their own They shouldE therefore be put on their guard lestE find themselves unexpectedly In 1they clutches of the lawlINow although my on the subject consisted of only short written pages hardly enough to do the subject justice it was cut down to about one half the best andt most salient points having been tirely eliminated and for the above heading was substituted Much Ado About Nothing which was far more applicable to tho editor than to meE to judge by the turmoil and confusion my remarks created In his mindE Yes confusion for no editor In his right mind would have expressed himself to the effect that no one has a legal or moral right to write for a journal not his own Of all the ridic ulous utterance that ever came to my notice that Is by far the worst We might expect to hear the like in an Insane asylum but not from a man who lays claim to a bit of com mon sense In fact there isnt a bit of sense about it or him Correctly Interpreted It is a down right Insultf to all those who have ever contributed articles to a journal not their own for is it not a direct accusation that they have been guilty of unlawful andI Immoral acts In so far as the term Nature Is cerned he denies on page 341 of the September number that he has ever said that It was not a proper name which ought to settle the point as to its proper capitalization if a writer chosen to do so and not be liable to be kicked out of an editors office for having done It As for the term god I had called his attention to the fact that It Is not found among Webnters Scrip ture Proper Names as Is Jehovah Elohlm Beelzebub and Satan but only in the main text where It Is designated as a common noun but that it was owimj to an arbritary ruling of orthodoxy that at is capitalized to express veneration for this alleged divine being and conversely to dccapltallzo the proper name Na ture which Is the antonym or tithesis of god for the purpose of emphasizing the deists utter c- ontifor It hence my question can consistently decapltallze the proper name Nature and cap- Italize the common noun god and for the audacity of haying submitted yo this question to the editor freeest journal mi tho continentI was mmsgeschmissen of his office If Lad proposed It to a Deist I might have expected such treatment but I of course though was addressing a man of sense ono who is willing to give all sides a hearing especially if made in tho interest of Frcethought As a sample of his logic and fallibility let me instance where In says on page 305 of the August num ber that God Is not a Scripture proper name but a modern Eng proper name an equivalent Elohim which Webster classes a Scripture proper name because the origin of the word Is Scriptural How can it be a modern English name If it is a scripture proper name The word occurred In nearly every chapter of the scriptures before there was either a modern or an an ancient English language Besides his statement that god is the equiv alent of Elohlm is contradicted pointblank on page 279 by saying that gods plural exactly corresponds with Elohim singular He here writes Elohim a proper name with a small e showing whether he is the Infallible printer he thinks he Is IIe says on page I have never meddled with your way of writ Ing them but refused to print them Incorrectly Years ago when a boy In my teens I remember that it was customary to write and print Nature with a capital N but this custom was suddenly dropped when church magnate conceived the Idea that even as the capitalization of the common noun god expressed reverence for this being so would It express contempt for Nature to write it with an Insignificant looking n This violation of established ortho graphical rules was done for the moral effect It would have upon the reflecting masses but should we ra tionalists submit to this arbitrary ruling of orthodoxy The infallible editor of the H R says that nature as a name of the universe is no more to be capitalized than are man nnd humanity when used as the names of the entire race But he knows nevertheless that most writers do capitalize all those terms when used as proper names so that his denial of this fact doesnt count Again he says This office cap italizes Nature when used as a person ification yet on page 278 where I referred to the laboratory of N- aLuren lear personification he decapitalized it also ll meddling with my copy It changing the heading and omitting uio strongest parts of my argument is hot meddling with ItIdont know tho meaning of the term He winds up his trade with the expectoration Any writer who fists upon breaking the rules of this office i e of the tree est Freethought paper on this continent Is informed that the Infallible editor of the Re view edits the Review and that his Articles are not available Which was emphasized in the next issue by lie unheard of declaration that you have neither any legal nor moral right to express your Ideas In any Journal unless It Is your own If that thoughtless utterance of the of Tomorrow didnt turn the poor fellows head then something iso did As further evidence of his fancied nfalllblllty I would cite this assertion jn same page In my opinion the rthodox God is no mot e fictitious than your cosmic energy In explanation of which opinion I would say that ho announced sometime ago that he had made the great discovery that there Is no such thing or entity as force or energy in existence the opinion of all physicists and uiterlallsts to the contrary notwlth landing What does exist ho says s motion Now this Is a plain case or placing the cart before the horse What does exist Is force which puts tatter Into motion Common sense vlll tell any one that but unspeak able conceit has evidently deprived the editor of the freeest journal on the Continent of the last vestige of III That force or energy exists as an impalpable and imponderable cu lty Is not a matter of opinion but a scientifically demonstrated fact For has force not been physically alyzed and found to be convertible Into the differently acting potent forms known as light heat electricity magnetism and chcmism talk- Ie and adding sound But what arc the views of scientists against those of the infallible printer who edits the H R and kicks every one out of his office who dares express an opin- Ion different from his own Judge add had a similar experience In lastf Issue by the editor belittling and ridiculing his tho judges views con ruing the Nebular Hypothesis Be cause It was still known and accepted hy tat name the editor argued that t was fallacious although every astronomer sees worlds in every stage if formation from a nebulous haze ip to suns and their satellites thus roving by the evidence of our senses that this hypothesis Is true what weight lave such IIrguI tenets and evidences with a man who has formulated a theory of his own concerning the cosmos based exolu slvely on his own established prep ises which are utterly at variance with recognized facts and as utterly devoid of scientific data as the moon is in all probability devoid of green he says and that Is probably his ole authority for his pretentions UAmllAI IPrinter II hats off and have been for nearly half a century and it has been part of my business to know how to capitalize punctuate etc I have never yet seen a manuscript written by other than an export printer like myself ewes from a university professor that did not contain gross errors of spelling punctuation or capitalization the last the worst Usually workmen are very Impatient of criticism Iron outsiders Mr Wettstein is a jeweller Hed better learn how to spell this word If I should try to dictate to him how he must set a Jewel hed be likely to think if not say Youre an ass Well would I bo much out of the way ho is an expert printer besides I and as Infallible as he imagines he is hed better correct the error of his ways by henceforth capitalizing the proper name Nature and spell God with a small g seeing it according to all recognized authorities but a common noun it being capitalized by orthodoxy from mercenary motives and Nature decapltallzed for the same object To fortify his untenable position he asks such silly questions as this Do you capitalize proper names when you speak Would ask him in reply Do you capitalize God when you speak If not then why do you capitalize It In printcThat ho Is not above willful representation In order to belittle n the estimation of his readers Is seenI In his reply to my suggestion that s not so much a question of the right or the wrong spelling of the wordsC spelling had underlined as the principles involved To this answered Of what use are principles which do not relate to the right or wrong of things Thus by leaving out the Important word spelling ho made it appear that theC question at issue is one of morality when he knows it is not Or he obtuse as to be unable to dlstln ulsh between the right or wrong ipelllng of words and the right or wrongdoing of things Huff said ToMorrow Mngniino plisse copy P SAII editors of the Boston nvcstigator from Senver and Meonduro down to Wa hburn and their contribu ors capitalized Nature because theyI did not truckle to Orthodoxy by violnt Ing this orthographical rule But if tin ditor of the freecst Free bougnt ournal on the continent submissively informs to the dictum of the Church and those of his contributors who do not nnusgeshmissenl ISiHAKESPEARES PLAYSI WRITTEN BY RALIEliHta tudents Take Up the Remarkable Simultitude Between the Writings Of the Two Britishers and Un dertakes to Offer Proof of the Raliegh Authorship Not Merely a Coinci dence OMPARSIONS ARE GIVEN LEAD ING TO HIS CONCLUSIONS By Herbert Adair Ylio wrote Shakes pea res plays ntltemptellwhich he had alleged to have discover ell that they had boon written by Lord Uaeon The theory found n few advo ites but it was not generally accepted The greatest opposition to the Bacon ian theory came front English scholars unmindful of the fact perhaps that the honor should be taken from liakcspeare an Englishman it would hae fallen upon another Lord Bacon There is one character in English story little understood Sir Walter aliegh He was a man of letters was a court favorite under Eliza beth Ho was a writer of untiMial rilliancy Without resorting to cryp grams or an effort to solve something mlysteriou it could be more clearly own that Raliegh wrote these fatuous workll with greater proof than can be for either Bacon or Shakespeare When certain passages of Shakes pcaro are read in comparison with alieghs solemn warnings against dulgence in drink it seems rca onablo to conclude that they had a common author Ralieghs attitude toward anl1 wassail was unique in that Xo such arraingment of wineI IIIolhrn rio Thoiims Decker went further than of Ills contemporaries when lie declared that drinking healths winking sicknes In fact some ot tin worst examples of the ravages ot and strong drink belonged to that very gineration of giants mid gods which created the masterpieces of HngII lish dramatic poetry It would be strange therefore for William Shake a notorious devotee of Bacchus lo assume this role of temperance advocate and echo the very sentiments and language employed by Raliegh in his treatment of the national vice The sympathetic manner in which Shakespeare draws his characters of the Catholic faith has led many persons to assume that lie was a Catholic him Hilf Isabella in Measure for Meas ire is the perfect embodiment of a aintlikc nun and his priests nave the high aims and broad charity that dis tinguih so many of the reverend fathers of Church The prayer of Claudius in Ilamlct embraces sonic of dearest tenets of the faith the host is an exemplar of the doctrine of purgatory nmlt Hamlets regret that Everlasting has set His cannon against self slnuglter is not evokes by Biblical command but inspired by he teaching of the Church which nl vnys denounced suicide ns one of th vorst of sins This canon was evidently in Ral iigha own mind when lie attempted micide in July soon after his ommittal to Tower on the charges f treason In a letter written to his Ito before this act he say I know hat it is forbidden to destroy ourselves nut I trust it is forbidden in this sort that we destroy not ourselves spairing of Gods mercy The fact that the quarto which gave Hamlet In virtually the same ns we read it to lay was puhlMicd in takes on peHilinr significance in connection with this melancholy incident in Raleighs efforts to prove that either Wil liam Shakespeare or his parents were Catholics have failed Raleighs mother was a devout Catholic std while on was brough up as a Protestant fie would be more than human if some of the spirit of her belief did not In fuso it elf into his character or habits mind Biographers state that he was tolerant of the religious opinions ofC others and his intense antagonism to the Spaniards was not he tells us him self to prejudice against tho Cath olic religion but to hatred of tho tyrannous prosperity of Spain Cpnlsnintfor the common people it mother strong feature of Shakes peare He has no liking for base mechanic slaves that smell of sweat calls them the fool and the hydraheaded multitude and ran sacks his vocabulary for words to little anti insult them So marked this trait that several critics have class cd him as the poet of peerage of iristocracy of England Such a dispo iition seems out of accord with tie tan we know as Sliekespearu who was limself of the people but it is in keeping with the accepted character of lalcigh who with all his great qualities in the heydayof his career was proud haughty and arrogant to a fault Mike and disdain of the common lied crops up frequently in his works and his scournful epithets have a decided 0 Shakespeare flavor He complain as being generally variable rash ml void of judgment The nplause of the multitude he loclaros is the outcry of an herd of inimols who without knowledge ot ny true cause please themselves with the noise they make A man of his tamp would revel in the mad passion Coriolanus against the people whose sites he begged and he would be at home with Marullus in the scene where commoners are denounced for as molding in honor of the triumph of Julius Cacsa Tim mind of Raleigh nay also be traced in the historical plays He was ardent patriot and it was his ambl Ian to promote fame of England anti place her in a proper light before the world He was not content with fragmentary manner in which lish had bee written In his preface History of the World he said I confess that it had better sort with my disability the better parts of hose times are run out in other trays to have set together as I could the unjointed and scattered frame ofu our English affairs than of the unlvor lal And further on in tne same cum osition he gives a sketch of episodes liat lie hiss in mind wInch deals with the same reigns and traverses practi hlstorlIIea1 owortliyof his greatness and do ounces Henry IV for weakness trench ry and bad faith to the Lords and nrliament ns well ns for his instig Lion of the murder of Richard after irote ting that the deposed king should Ive Richard III is portrayed ns the master in mischief of all tint Igreatest him and although for thu 4f neeeasityof Ms tragedy he had mor to play and more to perform In his own person thun all tho rest yet liu was well fitted for affection that played with him as if each of thom laid but acquitted his own interest Of Henry VIII ho says If all the pictures and patterns of a mcrcilesi princo were lost to world that all be painted to the lifo out of the story of the king Can it be mere coincidence that Shakespeares historical plays arc confined to the same reigns and treated in practically the same manner ns Raleigh mapped out for himself as a prose historian That Sir Walter had a lively fanny for the stage and a knowledge of stagecraft is shown by lib allusions to trig edies and players in this famous preface One striking passage reads For seeing God who is the author of all our tragedies hath written out for us and appointed us all the parts we are to play and hath not in their distribution been partial to the most mighty princess of the world why should other men who arc but ns the least worms complain of wrongs Certainly there is no other accompt to bo made of the ridiculous world than to resolve that tho changes of fortune on the great theatre is but as the change of garments on the less for where on the one and the other every man wears but his own skin the players arc all alike Among the poem of Raleigh is the following What is your life Tho play of pat flion Our mirth The music of division Our Mothers wombs tiring houses bo Where we are dressed for lifes short comedy The earth stage Heaven the tator is Who sits and views whosoer doth act amiss The graves which hide us from scorching sun ire like dawn curtains when the play is done Thus playing post we to our latest rest And then we die in earnest not in jest I submit that it does not require nuch skill to trace in these passages the source of the inspiration at least Jacques famous solioquy on the seven Ages of Man All the worlds a stage And all the men and women merely players They have their exits and their en trances ind one man in his time plays many parts etc So wide and generally exact is the nowlcdgo that Shakespeare dis lays of various walks of life that many persons believe he must have been a soldier a sailor a statesman s courtier a physician anti a lawyer as roll ns the greatest dramatic poet that ever lived One of his designations is the myriaidmindod Lord Campbell round in him a profound lawyer whose aV is always good law the Germans covered in him a philosopher and a lotaphysician of a reach beyond the oumlaries of this or any nge Emerson said He is the horizon beyond which we cannot see Into whatever sphere f thought wo travel this miracle of time seems to have been the pathfinder To be contin- uedWITH YES UPON THE SKY The Preacher Finds it Easier to Rob the People How an English Im ported Sky Scout Flaps His Angelic Wings OME THINGS THE DEAR PEOPLE NOT KNOW From National HipSIwIflue Yellow Journalism of today is the newspaper which publish Unvar ishetl Facts regardless of how hara the shoo pinches IIn The individual or newspaper who isI ways yelling Yellow Journalism the man or newspaper which is glorious afraid of the truth About half of the divines of this country are ali ay ready and willing to yell sensa ionalism and saffron colored journal mi just ns soon as some man ot ow papcr summons up backbone enough to break loose from the old no crowd of grafters and tell them go snack smooth to the devil fo all he rams and launches out upon his seoll1u1fllsRecently there been imported to this country from England n Rev gentleman by the name of Charles lAked to preach saving grace to the of the Fifth Avenue Baptist of New York City which is the l Ak gospel boat In which the immaculate John D Rockfcllcr is pluming his wings to start Xlonward This Right Rev Charles F Akvd makes a specialty of yelping about Yellow Journalism and the other day in his pulpit ho de clared that the newspapers of this country published a lot of information mark you he said Information that The People Didnt Need to what do you think of this kind of a statement brethren nail sistren coming from a preacher of the gospel Coud you expect anything else from the Rev Akcd from dear old Ring land as he was born and raised in a land which believes in the people ing kept in ignorance for if the Eng lish subjects under bewhiskered Eddy should all at once wake up to the realization that the King of England was more nor less than a JhlJham before he could say scat with iS fmouth openFWhile wo do not say All preachers r and priests believe as tho Rev MrlAked does it is a Solemn Fact that a11large per cent of them and especially tRoman Catholic priests believe that as the Right Rev Mr Dr Aked knows the lay members should not know everything thats going on as they alize that as soon as their members be gin to sit up and take notice that they at once begin to want to know Why and this why business is often very 4 hard on preachers anti priests as you know the more why a her is inclined to use in his bminessJthe more the preachers and priests loss their grip upon their divine graft Int it very natural for the RejDr Charles F Aked that English Di vine who was called from King Ed J lys domain to furnish heavenly grease tto oil up John Rockfcllers wings with to declare that the newspapers 9f this country furnish a lot of Infor a mation that the people dont need to iknow Wc say isnt it very for this English Rooster to lop hisIingelic wings and crowd such rot N that it has been what he calls Yellow ftJournalism which has furnished In formation to the American people that has made old John D Rockfeller look like a whole rogues gallery withinJlimself Why you couldnt expect nothing eho from the Rev Aked as takes his whole frame ache to knowwfthat the man who brought him across the briny deep to pump salvation into lis calloused old hide is having the ruth told on him by the YellowtFnnrnals of America The national rogues of this country uo learned that JS long as they keep the people gazing skyward and singing hosannas written by plutocracy that they have no trouble in robbing hem and they have also learned that jut as soon as the average man gins a to compare his earthly home with z what the preachers tell him his heavenrly home will be that lie begins to raise hell immediately over his hut here low so is it any wonder that this English divine was brought to America by Rockfellors church on Fifth Vvenue Now York City to tell us Americans bloaks that the papers tell in a lot of things that wo usht not to knowXow if this ReviEnglish Bull Mastiff will publicly clare to his American audience that the newspapers give them a lot of informa tlonmark you he said Information that they dont need to know isnt it casonable to suppose that this same t English Sky Scout would withhold a lot of information from his dearly be wed And if such is the case then hat do you think of such as Charles F Aked being a fit subject to lead in elligpnt American manhood There is a law upon the statute books this Uncle Samuel which forbids tvone from bringing aliens over his side of the pond under contract we can see not why this law could not y he put in operation against the Rev hides F BellyAked a well bet whole pound of ginseng against a mess poke greens that the Rev Charles F Aked of dear old Hingland was contracted with at so much per before he ever pointed his divine nose Americ Rev Aked must have been lighty little thought of in England or else Rockfellor needed him mighty Ibad in this country for if one wouldItwo conditions hadnt existed he our opinion have been left to wal w around under his own vine and fig preachers and politicians IItrrlTf could get al the newspapers which they term Yellow Journals mootherrd to death ny some governmental ruling wouldnt tho grafters anll the devil have one hell of n good imc SnowWilkinson Debate The SnowWilkinson debate and our Tracts will be sent for 15 cents Sel- lling elsewhere at 25 cents E Lewis us I started to underscore Important parts of your speeches but soon found I was marking the whole thins 50 of our Tracts for distribu ion for 15 cents A A SNOW Llnovllle Iowa d SPARKSI FROM THE WIRE to ITEMS OF NEWS FROM THE UMNS OF THE DAILY PAPERS THAT WILL BE OF RELIG OUS INTEREST BIBLE NOT INFALLIBLE CLNCIXXATIO Bible is not fallible but contains many errors the result of the fact that every word of it was written by human hands this was the sub tnnce ofa sermon preached Monday morning by the Rev C E Schenk pastor of the Avondale M L church to his fellowMethodist min isters The Bible is a living word he said This is not because God wrote the Bible We are all agreed now think that Cod did not write it This is not a damaging confession to make It is a simple sober truth that we were all too low in learning This theory of verbal inspiration is dead the theory that this is a die tated bookthat there is no hump clement in itthat it is absolutely without human errancy has gone from us We now know that in this sense God did not write the Dible that every page of it was written b human hands Here is a book inspired of God a book that could not have made alone but we are coming to see that no theory of its inspiration is the proof of its divinity but rather that the divinity of this human book is the proof of its inspiration This is the come to us from the crucible of numan souls and through them down to us from the very heart of God WAS METHUSELAH MISTAKEN CHICAGO When old Methuselah used to get out and tell his greatgreat etc grandsont about how he could member night 000 years ago whenI there wasnt a house twixt here and Liphalets cave was he lying Professor Frederick Starr leader of the department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago has exposed himI The professor told his class Thurs day that he did not believe Mcthus ebu ever lived 009 years orwithin cen tunes of that age Although the Bible says Methuselah lived on earth this length of time and divided his life into periods Profes sor Starr with the cold criticism of science deprived him of the hono he has borne for centuries suqssing the life chinging efforts of every von erable person in hhtory and making the centenarians of 1007 seem mere assertion by Professor Starr was People live longer nowadays tha in those early times Professor Starr also is doubtful if Saul David and Salomon ever reigned 40 years apiece tu the Bible declares DAYTON OThats a damned lie Rev Ross F Wicks spoke right out in meeting ministerial meeting too His utterance was provoked by Dr George Stuart Tennessee preacher who conducted a revival here last winter They call this the City Beautiful Stuart said with its exceptionally low morals its crimes and lawle sues it should be caled the City Filthy CHARGES NUMEROUS The trial of Rev Wicks commence next Tuesday befor the Miami Cl1s of the Reformed Church Profanity un truthfulness an l conduct unbecoming a minister is charged He told it is aidI of calls he had received from Eastern churches statements declared to be true It is charged ho made reckless statements reflecting on others Wicks has been pastor of the Fourth Reformed Church for years He is aggressive a hard worker advertised his meetings extensively and built up large congregationIS His enemies say he is entirely too sensational Crowds went to hear him for he is a fiery orator Wicks admit he sometime says damn whilo not regarding it is n polite expression Trouble has been brewing for somei time aided it is intimated by some in position to know by the little green monstor working in brother pastorS In one of his sermons Wicks declared poli tics prevented clearing up the Oilman murder mystery Some month ago a petition was put in circulation requesting the resignation of Wicks from the church It was not fairly on its way until a counter petief tion started on the rounds The congregation by a good majority declared for Wicks retention UPHELD BY MANY The trial next week promises to be decidedly interesting All the ministers of his denomination are not against Wicks Rev W A Hale of the First Reformed Church perhaps the most inuential divine in the city stands hind him declaring Wicks has done an much good as any preacher in lownI pl L CHEWING TOBACCO ETC to LKVELAXD OIt is contrary to drcipline of the M Church for a minister to pitch quoits for n prize The Fast Ohio conference with one min islet on trinln presiding elder undercharges and two other ministers likely be tried tIle charges ranging from disbelief in Generis to chewing bacco the conference is filled with knotty problems Rev I J Thorne pastor of the First Church of Nottingham is charged with pitching quoits for a prize A picnic was held two weeks ago and the quoit prize was a gold stickpin The minister did not win but the minister was a competitor Rev Thornes friends do not take tht charge seriously They say that if the prize had ben n cash one Rev Thorne amateur standing might be challenged but that a gold prize changes the sit nation PSALM GIV- frominiiod From Page One ho laid the foundation of the Berth that it should not be removed fur seta IIlhis is another astronomical anarch roni m old n good one Thou coveredst it with the deep a nth a garment the waters stood above the mountains This is geologically incorrect but what the king said had to go for the time At thy rebuke they fled at the voice of thy thunder thy hasted away God was going some in the rebuking lineThey go up by the mountains they go down by the volleys unto the place which thou least founded for them Thou hast set n bound that ihQ may not pass over that thy turn no again to cover the earth Davids scientific bureau took God i own word that the world that He made was four square and flat and the out skirts were held in place by Jchovian cement dams n kind of concrete God dams and the waters were trained t not overflow them lIe scndeth the springs into the vat legs which run among hills This is a native statement and in timatcs that God would have put the valleys on top of the hills instead a t their bases if He had so desired He poetically turns a patent fact into providential intent 1Tbe give drink to every beast of the field the wild asses quench their thirst The lama ass David had some thing better to wet his whistle with By then shall the fowls of heaven have their habitation which sing among the branches The beasts walk by the waters an the fowls fly past them Some ride in chaises and by chaises some walk which a witty Irishman rendered thus 1Some ride in chaises nail By Jasus ome walk He watereth the hills from his chambers the earth is satisfied withI the print of thy marks The description admits of n double entrenche the one past sublime and the other humoresque He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle and the herb for the service of man that he may bring forth food out of the earthIThe last verse qualifie the proceed ing one so that a fool need not err therein and interprets it to man that liquid fertilizer is poured from the heavenly vessel of nights And wine that iimkcth glad the heart of man and oil to make his face shine bread to which strength encth mans heart 1Xeither David nor his God approve of Prohibition and Georgians will find no favor in the skies as the Kentuckian will be better acclimated and suited there The Georgian may be Batisfiet with greasy faces but they will not out sluice the Colonels 1The trees of the Lord ar full sap the cedars of Lebanon which he hath planted Where the birds make their nests as for the stork the fixtrees are her house David makes this lustful tribute to stork which shows that strcnuosity no recent findIThe high hills are a refuge for the wild goats and the rocks for the conies He appointed the moon for seasons the sun know eth his going down The sun docs seem to know his bus iness fairly Thou inakest darkness and it is night wherein all the beasts of the do creep forth God pigments the air with a black dye and extracts it when the sun comes up The young lions roar after their prey and seek their meat from GodeGod sends tough missionaries for the lions wheps to cut their teeth on The sun arieth they gather themselves together and lay them down in their dens P T Barnum made notable excep tions to their routine J Ptt a Man goeth forth unto his work and his work until the evening Wo wonder if David limited his dal liances to twelve hour schedule n 0 Lord how manifold are thy works in wisdom hast thou mode them nil the earth is full of the riches So is the great and wide sea wherein ore things creeping innumerable Lath small and great beasts There go the ships there is that leviathan whom thou hast made to play therein Thou wait all upon there that thou ma est give then their meat in duo season That thou gi est then they gather thou opcuest thou hand they ore filled with good Thou hidest thy face theyare troubled thou takest away their breath they die and return their dust Thou scndcst forth theyspirit theyI are created and thou rencwest the face of the earthIThe gloryof God shall endure ever The Lord shall rejoice in his looketh on the earth it tremblcth thou touched the hills and they smoke I will sing unto the Lord as live will sing praise to my God while I have my being My meditn tion of him shall be sweet I will be triad in the Lord Let sinners be consumed out of the earth nail let the wicked be no more Bless thou the Lord 0 mysoul Praise ye the Lord lust think of God sitting in a Morris chair of clouds and having His enr tickled with Davids alternate flattery and advice David was a man after Gods ownI heart and also after HathShebas zard WHENtContinued from first page know the reasons that led to the cstant Reformation nail amongst them the vast majority of L jstants themselves Xor are they ever iitet- o to know while they feed themselves on histories written by Protestants fo Protestant consumption and whit Protestant intolerance prevents an illl11 partial writer either securing a pub Usher or reaching the public notice or11 if both these difficulties arc overcome punishes him by placing him on the list of suspects and so handicaps him in his career I could name wri ers oI marked ability in several depa tnicnt of literature who leave suffer and continue to suffer from this Jorm of Protestant freedom If conditions wer different from what they are people who ore interested miglltso01 learn that the train cause mighttlgeeing for the open Bible nor for a purer form of religion but that they did desire to rid themselves of burdensome taxes of the Churchand of the troublesome morality of it clergy that the battle of the Protestant Princes with the Papacy was no the struggle of holy men fighting for higher faith but the continuance of a long contest with the Pope for temporal supremacy in their several States and that religionlike a mercenary troop was utilized by them with telling effect And above all they would re alize that the whole of the Protestant Reformation was hronellan offsohot of the Renaissance even though it tend ed to undo ouch of the good produced by that movement But the voyages of Columbus Gama Magellan and the revolutionary work of Copernicus with the revival of interest in the hitherto negltcted Pagan literature where the periodIwould leave been a mere heretical out break doomed to be suppressed as supIfluence and there is little intended to thank Protestantism for For the later half of the reviewers statement nothing would pleases me more than to discover what Protestant ism did that laid the foundation of whatever progress we have made We are not told in the course of the article and so ore left in the dark But for many years I have been looking and asking for some proofs of anything of really first rate importance that Prot estnntism as such gave to the world But here also my searching and tioning have been fruitless Necessarily many things that were of value became entangled with Protestantism and as to be expected the latter has tried to get all possible credit from the association It is also tits custom of Protestant writers to date nil progress from the Reformation as many eulog istic writers dated recent progress from the reign of Qneen Victoria as though there existed some relation of cause and But this only proves ns the writer says how ignorant people are of tho nature of Reformation The Roman Catholic Church we are told is n great Superstition Trust Admitted but what are the other Churches Do they not nlVelleh in their own way seek to safeguard their h1M own pet superstitious eruch all oppo silica by fair mcanw or foul nail by moro or less honorable methods create frame of mind that will be immune really scientific conception of nature tool rant Let anyone consider how the Protestant Churches to the bcliet witchcraft so long nsit possible for them to do so Or how scientific teachings in geology astronomy nnd biology were opposed tooth nod nail Ucaue of their opposition to Biblical touching Or again how for two red years there been a hard and ten fight against the recognition of some of the truths connected with the Bible Men and women were sent to prison time after time for no other offense than for teaching now what is regarded by most educated Christians as truisms of Biblical criticism Or finally taket the fight of the Churches for religion- education in public schools which is freallyso frame the mind of the child that it will become n client of the Protest nut Church when it reaches maturity Now what in the name of all of that is reasonable in this with much mono of the same kind that might be named but operations of n Trust seeking to popularize a certain set of super stitions Not the same superstitions as those traded in by the tom an Calls olio Church true but that it is n mere difference of stock in trade and does not affect the question at issue Tin only difference in the two cases is that as in many other instances there a fuller development of certain religious phases in the Catholic Church than in the Protestant Churches and so it Is rather more revolting to the modern civilized taste But there is no difference in kind The Catholic Church leas greater power greater opportuni ties and so it has done more TheI Protestant Churches haves lead fewer opportunities but they have done what they could Each Church hall dane what was possible to cnich opposition Each has imprisoned murdered sland erect and boycotted in order to prevent knowledge being given to time mass of Ithe people Each has fought against developments of scientific discovery so long as it could maintained it in its theological schools after it was dis doctrinesr teepreach them to adults Both are afraid to trust educated human reason both realize that religion of faith is co extensive with the sphere of ignorance and helpfulness and both watch with fear the growth of a spirit they are no longer able to control and which carries with it the certain promise ol their destruction CHATS Futuretheave made mention of the work and commend it to our readers forsdyoussay a sermon thetGeorge FathYour question will be answered In these columns later t John O Smith While we are pleased to assist any man or woman who is honestly striving after truth It is evident that you have either travelled a long Journey already or else you have it yet to travel from the orthodoxy that led to the writing of teh articles you enclose The ad dresses are being sent A F EgglestonIt may be that some of our antisocialistic readers will essay an answer to what you ask- Snow Wilkinson Debate The SnowWilkinson debate and our Tracts will be sent for IB cents Sell Ing elsewhere at 25 cents E Lewis writes us I started to underscore important parts of your speeches but soon found I was marking the whole thing 50 of our Tracts for dlstrlbu lion for 15 cents A A SNOW LInevllIe Iowa MENS NEW THIN MODEL 16 SIZE WATCHES HAMPDEN No 104 23 Jewels 30 Win McKinley 21 Jewels 2250 same 17 Jewels General Stark 17 Jewels 10 15 Jewels 7 Jewels 550- WALTHAM Riverside Maxlmus 23 Jewels 50 Riverside 19 Jewels P S Bartlett 17 Jewels 1250 15 Jewels 7 Jewels ELGIN No 156 or 162 21 Jewels 49 levltas 21 Jewels 27 243 17 Jewels 22 242 17 Jewels 18 241 17 Jewels 12 15 Jewels Jewels 340 17 Jewels 10CASES All the above in the new Model thin Sllverlne Screw Cases In ffi goldIyears chased or plain 300 more hunting 500 more In 25 year case 200 more than In 20 year case In cases guaranteed for all time screw 800 or hunting 1000 more than in Silver ins case Prices of solid gold chases on application freshEvery watch guaranteed and new from factory no shopkeepers an accurate timekeeper and if well used good for fifty years or longer Will be kept in order for one year Beware of Special movements and cases made nobody knows where and which you cannot price intelligently and buy everywhere Also of die work stamped engraved cases are a fraud Those listed above watchessmade andIt watch Is new and pe- rfectyou aer safe to buy them where price is lowest I pay freight LADIES GOLD WATCHES Large size Elgin Waltham or Hampden 20year gold filled latest style artistic heand chased Jewels 15 Jewels 11 16 Jewels adj 15 Small 0 size Jewels 15 Jewels 13 16 Jewels adj 18 Riverside extra fine In 25 year case more In 14k solid gold case to 50 more Later with din monds all In plush box prepaid with guarantee CHAINS Long guards latest style soldered links opals or other sets In slides rolled plated 150 and nest Filley Gold 250 and Extra fine Solid Gold and 25 Gents Chains same variety Orders filled from any catalogue at same or less Cash refunded at option DIAMONDS PEARLS OPALS ETC I am an expert In this line and will save you 20 per cent It you will order of me Engagement and wed- dIng rings a specialty Send for price list of Jewelry Free thought Badges Ingersol Spoons Rings Silver and Plated Ware Opti cal Goods and My Tract Theism In the Crucible free OTTO WEfTSTEIN LaGrange Cook Count Illlnois 1000 BOOK for 100 BLUE IWII BLUE GRASS mADE 4 bIe BLUE IBoxTHE PROCESSION PLANETS FLORIDA AND- NEWCOKIEANS1 WITHOUT CHANGEi IIIt For Informitloa and list of hoteb address B a c P 8 T Main Su Ky Haeckel to Wettstein I HAVE READ YOUR SYNOPSIS OF The TeleoMechanics of NatureA- ND The Biological SubConscious Minds CELLSOULS tj The Upbuilders of the Organic Kingdom The first edition of above work in 8 parts nnd over one hundred chapters having been issued in pamphlet form as a Synopsis which is nearly exhaust ed enables me to reduce price of the new and all subsequent editions to 0 cents per copy in stamps or two copies for a linic Mailed to any address in the U S Canada and Mexico on receipt of price Mention the llladc HERMANN WETTSTEIN Publisher 412414 Main Street Fitzgerald Georgia f F The Free Speech League invites correspondence cooperation and membership of all who claim rights and dare maintain them JOIN US HELP US GET OUR LIST OF BOOKS READ THENPASS THEM ALONG Liberty talks by Ingersoll Wakeman Walker Schroe der Pentecost Darrow Post and others Read Our Van ishing Liberty of Press five cents and also Do You Want Free Speech ten cents and learn WHY YOU SHOULD ACT WITH US The Free Speech League Lexington Ave New York City fI