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Digital page images are linked to the text file. r V gi BLUEGRASS BADEParkerii AaAjae EaaP WE AIM TO OUT DOWN ERROR AND ESTA HUSH TRUTH VOLUME XVI NUMBER 33 LEXINGTON KY DEC 22 1907 Published Weekly150 per Year in advnnc GODS GREAT MENAGERIE As Viewed by John the Author of That Notorious Christian Night mare of Revelations PART THREE OF THE- SERIES OF ARTICLES By E Lewis In my second letter on JJods nagerie as given in the ReveloUons by John the Saint the Divine Revela tor called attention to the Seven Angels their exploit and doings as witnessed by John the divino Hevela torAll bible angels were men of course the bible does not give one Instance of a female angel but all witches were females always and even down to the present day an angel had to be a man because It was an exalted office given so a witch had to be a woman because It wits a degraded calling All angels we see now of the feminine gender are infidel angels- In my former letter described a dude of an angel as given in Rev 10 12 clothed with a cloud and a rain bow on his head and feet like pillars of fire but that outfit was laid In the shade by a woman not an angel who stood on the moon Rev 121 and wore the sun for her dress and had on lice head a crown of twelve stars genuine first class stars or stars of the first magnitude for am pur suaded that a woman of such noble courage who was about to become a mother would not wear a crown of twelve stars cut out of scraps of tin from the tin shops sowed on an old funny sack to go with her other out fit of such grandure that would look ridiculous only stars of the first class magnitude would be In harmony with the ballance of her outfit She was jwltl child and pained to be delivered there ill d notherwonder heaven there VnSv gr Dragon having seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns upon his heads and he was In a fearful bad temper towards that noble woman for he gathered one third part of the stars of heaven in his tall and cast them to the earth and then stood be fore the woman which was ready to be delivered for to devour her child as soon as it was born and she brought forth a man child and the child was kidnapped and rushed off to heaven to keep It out of the reach of that old dragon and there Is no account of It ever getting back to see Its mother As soon as the dragon saw that he was defeated In getting the child for his lunch he was wrathy and set chase after the woman the childs mother to vent his wrath on her but she started for the wilderness but the chase was likely to prove disast rous to the woman so she was given a great pair of eagle wings and she flew into the wilderness to a place prepared for her where she Is to be fed for 1260 days When the dragon found he could not run fast enough to catch the wo man perhaps on account of tho great length of his tail Ire adopted other tactics and spewed up great floods of water after the woman thinking to drown her but the earth happening to be a little thirsty at the time drank the water all as far as the dra gon spewed It after her As soon as the woman was safe In her retreat In the wilderness and the great dragon defeated the four and twenty elders that sit around the throne of God fell down on their faces and had a short season of prayer So the old dragon called the devil was cast out of heaven and defeated in his attempt to devour the child and destroy its mother but he ought to be Infinitely proud of tho exhibition he gave tho divino saint of his star slinging performance Saint John the divine was certainly j the greatest astronomer that has yet lived and wrote for ho says that great Red Dragon drew one third of the stars of heaven In his tall and cast them to the earth John having n perfect knowledge I ofIho number of stars In tho heavens no writer since John tho divine has pretended to have any Idea of thin number of stars In the heavens John had undoubtedly counted them carefully and made a record of them then as the great dragon gathered his great tall load John again counted and saw that the dragon had gathered just one third of them else John could r Inot have known sufficiently to have made the statement by divine author ity and without asalling his varaclty mid It would not be reasonable to even suppose that a saint who divine would run such a risk Our when we realize that since Johns day there has been no astronomers who wore dither saints or divine and consequently could not see to the uttermost extrematles of the star heavens our astronomers being altogether human can only see over a little neighborhood of a few billions of miles around where they stood to take their lookIlion long was the dragons tallI Dont nil speak at once for this book says out of the mouth of two wit nesses shall all things be established That dragon had seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads but where were the three extra horns located which end of the den ion were they on John has been a little careless about furnishing pho tographs of these heavenly creatures slOnvaraclty he does not say that the dragon had eyes and we are com pelled to believe that he or she had- e es Earlier In his book ho describ ed an animal that he ssvs he saw In heaven that was full of eves before and behind but he does not say that animal had any tall and we are not compelled to believe that he hail a tall nor even a place for a tall Thb territory seemed to have all beer taken up with eyes Conditions are different In heaven from what they are In California and to Johns statement the dragon was In heaven jnd the wo man was In heaven and the child was born In heaven and the child was caught up to God and his throne John had either a long range tele scope or was transferred to heaven and was there when tho Civil war broke out blmtytlenafichael and his angels and the dragon and vjan desperatelyaithefillJpossesslol earth with all his retinue of angels That Is one of the grandest enter tainments of the whole Menagerie so far and John took It all in for he was the whole audience That war has been ended a long time and millions of good Christians are ready to sweat that the old dragon the devil and his host of angels are In our midst to this day John was again transferred to thb earth and while standlnc on the sands of the sea he saw another beast rise out of tho sect with the same old seven heads and ten horns and the crowns on his heads and his name was blasphemy He must have been nn ugly cuss No matter where John went an entertainment was there to greet him Just then John saw another beast rise up out of the earth with twr horns like a lamb and a voice like a dragon and he laid down tho law that no man should buy or sell unless he had the mark of the beast In his right haul or forehead John nad probably sobered a little for the angel Gods Secretary of 10111nndthe court tint was outside of the temple for that was given to the Gen tiles and they should tread the holy city under toot twelve hundred and sixty days Then the angel gave er to his two Witnesses to prophesy twelve iundred mid sixty days clothed In sack cloth fume sacks suppose and If anybody Interferrcd with them they would spew fire out of their mouths and devour them these two angels had power to shut heaven that It could not rain during their prophesy which was twelve hundred and sixty days and they hart power to turn water to blood See they would shut off the rain for 1260 days and then turn the water to blood and smite the earth with all manner of plagues as often as they choose and thus had the dead wood on the other fellows Then the beast that came up oit of the bottomless pit made war on the people and killed them mud would not let them he bur red and after they had lain In the streets of the great city of Sodom and Egypt where John says Jesus was crucified for three and n half days the spirit of thin Lord entered their bodies and they got up and great fear fell upon tho people who saw them and a voice from heaven 1J a itkff v said come up hither and they got onto a cloud and rode oft to heaven That Is the nicest way any one ever did ride no accidents on the route beats a baloon or an auto all to smash just set on the cloud and sit down Ina soft sent any where Plenty of moisture to Insure against thirst and Just shade enough all the time to make the trip delightful and per fectly healthy No open switches no footpads to sneak aboard and call out hands up there but Instead when all was comfortably seated and the cloud rose on Its heavenward journey In perfect safety they could see fading for view a Pope cardinals bishops priests preachers cathedrals churches Breweries Dls tlllerles Prisons und poverty and Hockafellers and Morgans and all other grafters who get wealth by ly Ing Their joy must have been com when they had reached a safe distance above terafirma God sent a great earthquake as a parting sa lute and overdid the affair somewhat for a tenth part of the city fell andi seven thousand people were destroy ed a I I e N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N + i i t B No ocr t s S to Nor or r + L m hate j sth s to t t t j t= on jThe j j dim or half s To to To lead in t To j To to that city In a later and blood put of the even the by the 200 miles John was a saint and was and would not tell a lie unless the truth would not as fast as his free use Red level for one miles front the In all short of level fill the con by John If ground was not level the blood seek the lower faster the of the In of God could the out of the grapes no the felt about It The blood would bo about feet nil over that two of to be up to the horses and it be to have a feet high all two of to kohl the blood until could get out to it or did the wrath of God tho outer up until John got the cor rect and the balance were frightened so bad that they gave glory to God and the four and twenty elders always sat around the throne had another little prayer meeting John was to see the sights he saw a white cloud with sharp sickle in his hand and another angel to the one sitting on the throne to thrust his slcle Into the earth and reap for the harvest is ripe and he thrust his sickle In and reaped the earth Then another angel came out of the temple with a sickle In his hand Then another angel out of the altar and to the angels with the sharp sickle to thrus In his sickle and gather clusters of the vines of the earth for the grapes were ripe and he thrust In his sickle and gathered the grapes of the earth mid cast them Into the great of the wrath of God look a leedle out for Dago Red told you that wus ailed John will get a good case of cumstantial John if not and the was trodden without the city I will re H H N N N NO IN THE FIGHT i ytInscribed to Clarence Darrow s- i laurel wreath falls upon The cringin coward lookeron On none but those who boldly don itWith duty aye their first regard j They firmly stand the right guard 2 Time joys o service their reward Anti press the foejbulge nors The thrust blow CJ mrTo dare the publics frown tad To stand for virtue in the e To champion truth what erth fate IT tAndfaults forgive that male the humblest great The dead live What tho the scowling bigot sneer The purseproud narrow minded jeer = And creed and count him quew His souls his own iIAlone he nears the shining goal Where high inscribed Honors scroll deeds of the undaunted soul Are blazing bright For they whose names the fates enroll Come thro the fight Or else in Freedoms holy name furl0r subdued proclaim j- j From dungeon the tyrants The truth gains emroreAh neer hath cannon sword fame Had the terror lift the lowly the height I thickest of the fight i jJimlive or die for right Aye theres the w fer article came winepress unto horses bridles hun dred furlongs Now divine expand imagination prompted by tilt of Dago required Johns statement implies land hundred city directions Nothing perfectly land could ditions described perfectly would land than winepress dignation squeeze juice matter how Indignant old tyrant neces sary four deep hundred mlles territory bridles would necessary crete wall four around that hundred miles territory John measure keep edges properly measure j who While peaking about gave orders sharp came gave orders the winepress Now what evidence against positive winepress f custom They shame human glory squared If we go back In Johns naratlve we find that he says that hear horse men Cavelry numbered two hun dred millions that was more Cavelry than Napoleon or Alexander the great ever dreamed of they were kept close ibout the city as a guard and when tho winepress of the wrath of God bcgnn to deluge that two hundred miles of territory with blood there was no possible chance for escape so thero they were caught In what John says was blood to the horses bridles and I should calculate about to the riders knees as he sat In the saddle with no possible chance to get anything to drink or eat for either horse or man or any chance for mar or horse to lie down and rest until that deluge of blood had dried up or another miracle had mysteriously removed nil trace of It custom was for women to the winepress Now Imagine a lot of women treading that winepress with tho earths crop of grapes in It suffi ciently to fill that vast reservoir with wine that John in his drunkenness called blood but thero Is no account of a women on the Isle of Patmos Red We have caught John on the Dago aca j5hMP I WHAT IS A MATERIALIST Question That Finds Answer in a Leaf let Issued by The Association Written by The Secretary MATERIALIST DOES NOT ASK CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY illy Eliza Mowry IlUvem Orthodox preachers will tell you lie is a worldly selfish person and withou- spirihutl and moral qualities because he has no fear of God and Hell They paint him as evil dangerous and accursed The Universalist pities him because he does not appreciate the goodness of God and the Spiritualist thinks he cannot be happy without belief in a future life am a Materialist I believe there is no Hell Heaven Devil God no future life We knew nothing beforee we were born and we can know nothing after we arc dead You maysay Oh fiorrid How can she be good or happy with such a hard cold belief as that Well I have got to believe facts whether they are agreeable or not I have tried to find out the truth have studied and compared the different re ligions the BillIe and Nature astronomy geology chemical forces plant life ani mal life human abilities nail physiology the good and the evils in the world an cannot find any proof of any future life or of may God It is all matter mutter matter anti the forces made b combinations of matter and disperse- by the breaking up of mutter Human life and its reason or soul is only the most remarkable combination of mat ter with its resulting forces or abili ties and death of the body as thor oughly destroys these Do you ask how can I ever be happy without any hope of a future life The little child who never think of a future existence finds many ways of being happy Fears of Hell have given much misery as hopes of Heaven have given joy You just analyze our happi ness and you will find almost the whole of it is material If we are healthy that is material The pleasure of eat ing that is material What we see hear smell all are sense pleasures and tho objects that produce them are al material We love it is a live person that is material We enjoy flowers birds music the ways of children pets new clothes ridingsight seeing con versation hooks all these are material even the pleasures of memory are about material thing Wo enjoy making things it is out of materials What will there be to enjoy in your future life without live eyes hands brain or mate infant knows little because has received few brain cells front his mother but Ire all the organs to change food into braincells So brain grows and a thinking choosing soul grows train and soul may keep grow ing fur fortyor more years when the body becomes too weak to repair the wearing out of brain the thinking weakens nail as the brain decays the person knows less and becomes childish When the hotly lies the soul dies also When tobacco and liquor make the drunkard his bruin and soul are stroyed by his bodily infirmities For lung life choosu healthy foods and habits aud avoid the harmful If there was u God all powerful and good he would have made every one wise enough to always choose right and would never follow wrong choices suffering or evils of kind to man beast bird or insect no terrible calam ities destruction by volcanoes drouths tornadoes flood flues wars or pestilence no drunkenness dishonesty cruelty tyruiny nor diseases Every evil proves there is nn God A God would be re sponsible for every evil std misguided faultyumn would deserve no punish Mao is responsible choice bring enjoyment or suffering Did you yttyma Creator If a God was needed to make the Universe some thing was first needed to make that God Could a God make a single atom out of nothing or change its nature Every kind of atom always retains its special qualities and attraction hence always existed thus All bodies and forces are continually being made and unmade by the uniting and separating these atoms ono combination being destroyed in producing a counter com hi nation hence the everlasting never created Universe is eternally changing An atom cannot help doing as it does Living things alone have power of choice or soul while they live When am all worn out and cannot enjoy material I am going to h h1t die and stop suffering and return to atoms but while I live I mean to enjoy material beneficial happifying surround ings and help others to That is my Materialism Is the Materialist worldly and selfish Is he less moral than the Christian be can e he has no God nor Hell to fear If we wrong any one we have to fear our fellow men and their punishments we lose their confidence their cooper ation their friendship and our chances for happiness become very limited our troubles very numerous The use of our abilities all our happiness and success in life depend on the good will and good wetevery way noble ourselves Hence the Materialist is fullas good as the Orthodox Christian We do not appreciate the goodness of God but wo do appreciate the good ness and abilities of mankind everything beneficial in Nature Man kind unaided by any Godpower has elf wonderfully developed lii abilities and accomplished marvelous thing We have tc study Nature to select the from the bad and thorough appreciate the wonderful variety we find and the enjoyment and mallli we get therefrom Those who enjoy thinking about a future life and imagined communion with spirits Christ or God waste much time thus nnd lose that amount of the real enjoyments rout activities of life appreciationdabilities and deeds of their fellow men and women they fail in doing their full codPrayers shirk hard tasks believing their Cod will do them When Humanitarian Materialism is taught thoroughly in every chuch Sun daySchool and newspaper mankind will learn to be better nobler more capable more appreciative more selfcontrolled healthier wiser auk happier THE CHRISTIAN EUROPEANs FIf could observe the strangely painful equally coarse and refined comedy of European Christianity with the derisive and impartial eye ofan Epicurean god I should think one would Hover cease marvelling1 and augbing- does it not actually seem that some single will has ntled over Europe for eighteen centuries in order to stake a sublime abortion of man He how ever who with opoute requirements no longer Epicurean and with souse divino hammar in his hand could proach this almost voluntary degenra tion and stunting of mankind as ex emplified in European Christian Pascal for instance would he not have to cry aloud with rage pity and jousilonet Was that a work for your hands t How you have lacked and botched my finest stone What have you presumed to tlolIhouMSll that Christianity has hitherto been the most portentous of presumptions Men not great enough nor hard enough to be entitled as artists to take part in fashioning man men not sufficiently strong and farsighted to allow with sublime self constraint the obvious law of the thousandfold failures and perishing to prevail men not sufficiently noble to see the radically different grades of rank aud intervals that separate front man such then with their equality before God have hitherto swayed llestimiyof Europe until at last a dwarfed almost ludicrous species has been produced a gregarious animal something obliging sickly mediocre the European of the present day Nietzsche Beyond Good std Evil London Freethinker If all our actions are rellex the result of stimuli then we have no will That which we imagine our will is only untnoticed stimuli whichturn the real initiatives in all our actions If there be a hiatus anywhere which cannot be attributed to stimuli then we would be justified in assuming some unknown agent as our will hut there is none A Uedcote Uewnr SnowWilkinson Debate Snow 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thirst those of any other calling is ti ataccts emanating from an announced declaration on the part of the railroad companies that half fare ticket heretofore accorded and granted to them is to be discontinued Some railroads have aj ready discontinued it and others have intimated that they will follow suit In some quartets the action is commended cs pecially by a certain class of religious journals but with the conunendation conies the cry for a higher salary fur the parson so as to enable himtI to tweet the changed conditions This idea is em we bodied in a carefully drawn pica for alleged equal rights and is accentuated by the deeluiii ration that if the congregations will be good enough to pay ministers as utters are paid then they can pay their way as do others h The half fare ticket was looked upon as a priv gitiniutt mi services eau a parson render that go tutrcquit lEe enters ito a contract to perform certain la for a stipulated sum of money and certain per quisities lie gladly accepts His labor depends upon the size of his church and his salary is large or small in the same proportion If In can buii up his church and make himself useful to those who hire him he is in a position to demand uir re and demanding gets it Why should he have th privilege of travelling upon a railroad whieh is a quasipublic institution at special rates chcapir than those accorded to other men It is argued in that he is sometimes called to wait upvi the sick mi mid bury the dead for wliel he receives no extra compensation Yet is not this the very work he is expected to do The laborer who strives and by toils for a dollar a day also has to visit the sick make trips to bury the dead and no such privilege one AA 1r ui Is granted to him Fraternal bodies make n pra of carrying out this work tool no special pr s ore necurdrd those of till nunlbers tvhu del u tin duty 1 nial can be nuulo of the foot that tho hall blot1unherwas a sup abet y the railroad companies It mils deem to be the because tho lank IIuponcorporations in charge of these railroads failed IHtaelllrl4hiemany a public educator was receiving It ntex that money after all is the goal of the parsons ambition nod when railroads dolly them spec- eivileges the congregations ills expected tough up more cash to make good henThe Christian Advocate published in PittsbiiMr the abolition of the rate has the fottow iny to say- 1htre are now always hive been loin altru tuuleriiATheir d comfortable lint it is a more existence They hove the barest necessaries of lip and their must lie put to work at the earliest possil jigs to aid in their own support And now hw ever little clerical discount nisiy mean to minisil who ore well or fairly well paid to these strll utntfraer paidlout then think of the mad rush that mu xtitudr made to get into the profession Was of their own choosing l Were they forced into it They would much rather preach than emisequcncrCouyrare tc s decayinginchsplendid picture of the value of the clergy miinkind i a a t HUBBARDS HUNDRED POINT MEN IIiiBredIt was an excellent sermonjHundred point men are those who are up to theIfull maxintun of human endeavor They are also the men who succeed Suppose the Frecthought movement had a fIf these Hundred Point lIen guiding its coo through world What would happen Wo would soon have orthodoxy on a dead rnnIHundred point men are those who get in lim and march with the soldiers when men are nedcdIFrcethoiight needs just such men AVlij lull aiJ effort Jthen toget in line With the raudcst philosophy the world can boastiari11an incuVntec morality that ever tends to the uplifting ottth4 taco no oneneed hesitate Wi stand iij the lin 1iibe counted in this great work Do you believe in Ficethonght Then Ico an earnest and enthuslastie of it along cO JCltI proper lines Dont stand in the way Jc not resort to temporizing expedients or JIla 1I lclltInterman und be satisfied with nothing short ofx operation along lines which successfully JlIliuttams tile equities of all and refuse to bring surface any problem that is not for the vital in terest of our fellows On this i1Afutolisten for insults nor look for slights who cilrr civil tongue in his helldwho is polite strangers without being freshtvh0 is cQnsid crate towards servants who is moderato in his eating and drinking who is willing to learn IWIll cautious and yet courageous HundredPoint nun may vary notch in ability but this is i1tvu utlrnethey are safe men to deal with whether illdrivs or hats motor men sterile cashiers e1 or presidents of railroads lie is more interested in doing his work than notoursidernever a 1oint mini who was brought up from early youth to make himself useful and to economize in the matter of time IJNllturewe should earn our bread every day ifiro eat it Yvhen you find the Htu Invlloiiit man you will our who livjs like person in moderate e cuinstanees no natter what his I1Ii0ilts Bvery ulna who thinks he has tha vorld ry toiltold is about to soup lit dcmnition head otf thtCIKcmember friends the very civilization thburman the result of combined effort No ono man LlIoncRI1T1lIllJmlPoiutnecessary tools and moved things Applying the sonic methods to the cause we now a lvocate ws could wale it speed along much fluster mid Better andwith grouter satisfaction if we would ilj turn and become HundredPoint men It is 1111hoottlScruel hoods It has taken the orthodox the bash hair and rubbed her nose w sawdust Get in line then and announce Yffrs elf of tho army of HundredPoint men nuu r m f IJ I u rion will Lecunc a ilruir Oil the HMrk U ivtrier its niKiri IliuidriMlroint wen D CONWAY IIMQNOt1RB w s unknown to HIP priuripxlh Blade srlrr fur his work his lifo of Pnino vhich is oiupdol thlllhIover pennei fir tenAmt ennnnentra or ollt xPlldiUJI1Imemory t n periodical whieh ill his lue till following dosari ilIeniry a express ions uK n his life and work as emanating from tIll public pressof the ronnirtsoRoutlieru ofdeeis in the Army and Na7 who stood by tic Union during the Civil War are hell prahntlfor their convictions are remembered all One of these tins Mnncure D CoMAniy iu whom tho hethtee o f a ev York Kvernjr Post in referring to the death of 1Couwny in Paris on November Ifi Ho became an 1exile front his Virjrinia home because he was out spoken against slavery Later it is said he le- signed ills pulpit in WanhiiiKtou to another when ofitmil life through which he I111cur given by a writer in the Springfield IJepiiblican in those words flyforr Ihttuetlor of the country He was a paradox of teen for Yir ginian tho he was and full of the F F V pride nt bottom he was a vehement antislavery worker and beginniiiK life as a Methodist minister lie Jiouslogmnsand strongest sense Ile was a scholar of Western classics and of the Asiatic faiths and bo lieved that there was as notch truth in the iin cleat religious ns in the newest He was a fruitful author and entered into unusual fields with a free rsespirit a keen insijrht 1111nn iota inaivc sympn thy jMorcovcr he attained the possession of a literary stylo brilliant often lord always iii expressive and interesting No one ever rend a bOIIof Conwnys without being fascinated by the Icarnirtr of the man and the grace with which t halt Jjristu tit rUlicobwt1JK of legend mffil SuperstilimiYTclegatiing tbese to thenit pin the development of liumnn ideas and giving nono or them authority TIns own religion was the sim plest possible it was dissociated from every or ganixed tluology and rested solely on the exper iewes of till human IonlAlI the modes of trcuturn IIcuntrihntiOuus years he grew uuxeuucl acne trangcd from the arbitrary dicta of the makers otireligious Perwmnry there was Ul more d light fill comptinion no more genial and f1lltllillin conversationalist Out of the rust wealth of his of the past ull his consideration of tin ture lit furnished food for all who lord the1J1 ycilcms rt one rose And his wit his some what dry humor his ten ly expression lout quick1 ofIwere as Oll taurhrdys oif Alr Comply was hririi in Stafford Coiuiy VaJ gl1huCh 37 433aulti was etlucnte1 at Dickinson luIFogja shr t em iravs1yup to nntislut thatheWill Iw settled and bceanu a preacher to the iri pendent congregatioui of the South Place ClmpelgSj religion and moral reform uu hand in his interest The NewKnglaiKl ci trig fj illlltlslliS M deuce wax taken up there We read in the l3us ton Jircuuth1oil ne 11thatbellofltic w mi way asserts at twothirds of the lirilish uriti is were on the e of the Union that Xewmnn Mill llugiut H pJLordnsoii reslie Stephci Wiiliam Hillhalll and tin Ru51ihrondc iL tit simply hecatiHC they hated WIll ami did no Inli1 ItJIiIwlopposed to ennijeipatio thai Tennyson i slier cl l11glaloulj lillIiiIIcause of the South suuuuurizestll lily Bret ills books may be noted here They inelmli Dcmoiiology and JtWH1olu a remarkable com It iIIII 1 J =L penij trurlii inn mid HiiMr tilioii Die Wiiiider ing a liiNtoi irul xnlllilllli ion of that leg rods The SmTod Anthology a highly vaiuabh hiNik iimvnitiv iviigimw Seorge Washing Unl ItlllilIlInl Veiiioii noteworthy life of ThoiiMK 1aine lives of Htiwthornu Thomas fitrlle Mud Kiiiinitiil litdolph linrons of the Home lout Abroad Solomon alai Solomonic Lit stator tin lairs his tMo volumes nr autobiog ll Ihs one fir the nuist exeHleut of such books t CLERICAL INTELLIGENCE No lIIan an serve two masters No man can handle the swore and use the trowel nt the mine timo rt does nut meessarily follow that the cool tthndItf learning shall full to the lot or the par il air Jjc denied to till Howl with the hue for itilt a right that comes to bulb Whether they iihall loth enjoy that right is another question A modern writer has undertaken the task of demonstrating by supposed fact that the retire HPiitntives of the Kpiseopal lal1g in America do not eo nit up to the same standard of scholarship tin the pnnson of othir deiioininiilions This may he true or it may not The Hbtde dots not loony tin experience with them bas been loo limited That is a personal or individual experience The Blade knows about them all in a general way but we do nut lil e to make coiiipurimms The writer in question claims to be a preacher and his ming ling and communion with than puts him in a far littler position to know He asserts that they do fat for below the standard told his authority is Hough for us But to the proof He bases his opinion upon he fuel while in London American bishop was fcoilcd on every side as My Lud Upon arriving in his native laud he was mot with the democratic lcuuIlliITtIo Ilish Upon such flimsy toadeating grounds arc tile iiHiimters to be condemned Understand we lire not dpfcnding Ihem We believe that what is said about them is true Few preachers in this land today V ill be able to set the world on lire by reason o f their great learning To be called My Lud 131511tIIPdoes not necessarily denote ignorance Without such arguments the average American i1ien has long been cognixant of die fact that the pre a hers play but an unimportant part in that great wave of scholarship now sweeping our ountry 154a a I CHRISTMAS Christnuis is at laud again and the dear people to he edified with a rehasji of those s nletgiiwrtplatiTTRlcTairTut Ihebirfli of iibabe in jBdfhlehcm anti the shepherds who watc lCd then InwJ by niglit fwd then iniljibrtuned to chipwttl Titttlufil fur the hood of the cause tt is oldold story and ftols will listen to fa ftxl re s themselves upon it subject about e know nothjiig I has served a good 1tr bse for lo these many years alI it will be J for years yet to come or until the people take fiilllf to themselves lord let the godgang know iyre next to their game I11 IJll this mummery is tubing place thous Iiof btibes will occupy cradles and almost I ing fur bread Thousands of homes will bb fi jfess because of the dreadful inequalities which hctered mummeries lout holy rot have flighty Pmyors and pence for God Curses and jui3j r1nr Hill Whnot change the program jyifosliould one mother and her babe be singled fjjnii among all the res and he given the yHia tt the iidHtudeto the detriment of the tnunioirawiwho wont before iud who hilts come Wr iniises ore duo to allnot to one alone ijiiuitllef v ho nJi her ollspring brightens lord 1Sthf home who brings new life into the old Is just as sacred and as holy as any other 8 fcer ir the Trent worlds history p sisnn argument to soy that upon such anoc ijjdjta Nivnr was horn for he hits failed to save Srele it true If to be a Christian means to Q kiVel their the world is rapidly falling heel dayharapidlydcBistmis nay be used for yoTirs to route as n mi of hcmeeoming a season of happiness lout fi y We may continue to use it as a season ltil reunion where those scattered fur und Eiuiy juju with each other by the old fireside LcyuudIin tlUlluleld event a Change in the course yiie tial of the aims apparent movements fWbitmn to Ute earth it has developed into a fnti festival out of which the orthodox church t lllJ mips a rich harvest It was burrowed j1JanislII It has been incorporated into the tiaii chureh by adoption It originated in iism It used by Christ ianity as a cam targtutcut ji pdall the religious iiuuiunories with which Jh jstm has IICM shrouded laid make it one of P JiJippiness to all a a a a iitu i ijTliai kings flow gods more gladtilt acing cuixc to live ends and lifo glides iojcljinge which never changes 1t 1lIl ill surd to suppose that some divine imtdothih world just to noise ii to furnish lioodluniKIP is nottiuc kl j aJj h 1 POETRY AND RELIGIONI ArtordiiiK In the views xpivxsoil liy B K lit sleiton in review of tin pnHs of the present day us ciiimnl with the pools of the past tlio teinKney is lowtmls the Inislinii icliuion rlIthe- tllml nonius it mill this is not snyiiig iinich fort ht poets lit the old lays poets did not write for money They wrote hcennso of the great love they felt foi their work lilt expressed their honest sentiments mid beliefs No mi or wonuin eim ieense Shelley or Byron of writing their inuniortnl lyrics for pay dincrtlistliplcates or under a contract to grind out so ninny verses to the lollar This writer urges that that when people jnlpli special views to the Christian church they seem entirely to forget that Ute world has these vices much miuer It is n splendid apology hut no argument It is an admission that the church has special vice and tin ntUiiipl tit jntiification because they can also be found ill the world on a larger scale It is a plea of confession and avoidance It is a confession of guilt and an attempted avoid ance of the consequences by pleading that the other fellow is also guilty of the same oflcnsi One reason why the vices of the world are so much IfJIIOJe than can he found in the church is because I there is so much more world than there is church church is of the world hut the world is not of rfit church The biggest part of the world is out of and independent of the church much of it antagonistic thereto One would suppose that when the Chesterton era sets ill the Homeric era and the Klibabethan ag will become mere grease spots on the rob of the muses True indeed poetry CUll now be manu factured by the yard and ere long nickel dropped into the slot of some lusichinc will be able to produce a new spring poem made to order But with it all will come the horrid thought that all such living twangers of the lyre would he much Lot cr employed manipulating the humble though iiiul washboard or trailing a meekeyed mule through some lowly tobacco patch Ihe Blade does not hold timid the age of true poetry is forever past that Science is a pitiless Car of Jaganath beneath which the poetis muse must perish Prom ehan ire should bum brighter in the brain of wislon4 that in the breast of barbarism The Delphic oracle may loiiig since be gone and tin Dodana Oaks ceased to whisper their strung secrets The lips of chaste Dian wiill never more touch of the sleeping Endyinion nor shall An toms blushing charms grace aged Tithonus bed The gods of Illigh Olympus appeal no more to the mlids of wondering men These were but the crude conceits of the worlds infancy the coat of newly colors with which it clothed its ignorance Not iinti wonder mil ambition shall the age for sake the human heart and love and beauty perish front the earth shall the age of true poesy away TIll more ealted the singer the purer song The veriest tyro in literature can tell you what poetry is not the worlds wisest man well stammer when asked to say what it is Some say that poetry is truth It is perhaps But all truth is not poetry by any menus When poets all turn to ecclesiasticism or to re ligious fonnJs Gall formulas to creed and ritual for an inspiration then shall the age of true poetry be gone TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT Glancing through the columns of literary effort now bqing wasted on all sides commcndittQry and in condemnation praising mid blaming approving and disapproving time action of New York Tews regarding Christmas celebrations in the public schools one is forcibly reminded of the famous aphorism of Shakespeare and feel inclined to characterize it as a tempest within the snwvll compass of a teapot True the basic principle involved is of sufficient scope to impel time attention of every thinking per son in America but the action taken and its re sults are such as to excite almost contempt With maul resolve the BOIIItof Education adopted a resolution lining for its effect the elimination of both Christ and Christmas front the school books all hymns orII decidedly sectarian character hutI sued a storm of protest was made by the sanctified Christian crew that the original resolution wai modified by construction and explanation that itI amounts to so little after mil that it is hardly IIccePtelitschools from religious influences and on a mcnsurb with time ousting of tin Bible front the puhlicI schools ill hicago Later information sll while the action may forum an entering oft 1f llltt hough or humnnitariau wedge it is 1ItI small potatoes compared with what ought to 1nve- been one f1 The issues now being discussed are as between the orthodox Jews malt the orthodox Christians Time orthodox lews still refuse to accept CliristI although presumed mind charged to be one of their UIhtlilrillby forcing Christ upon their children throiigh medium of public instruction Throughout all thist controversy the rights of Freethinkers arc un touched by tIll literary warriors on either side and yet when it is narrowed down as to issue between two schools of orhodoxy Freethinker must suggest that both are plagues to society and ought to be regulated to obliion time Christian argument is that the Jews is tin alien residing in America on sulVerance The Jewish representa + 1 r i 1it rlyl101 religion upon the children of parents who do not subscribe thereto tis a decidedly and American policy Carry this argument further and urge Unit 1msisll upon a policy townrd all children that is children of pnrents who subscribe to no form oti religion at all the argument is made com plete not otherwise Although the controversy is assuming enlarge proportions as each day goes by it is somewhat amusing to observe time intensity with which each side contends for its own position ignoring the fort than there nre yet other sides to be heard Jrom Intimntions of a general boycott that Is a business boycott upon the Jewish merchants by the Christians in New York are heard null this it is urged would lie a big price to pay for thee sae of getting a few old hymiis purged from till school honk One very readily read betweci the Foes of the following pertinent comment made ly the Christian AVorld published in Boston It says It would be lillfeult to imagine any act prompted by Jews which would be more hostile to their own interests Driven front Russia null other countries by race antipathies intensified by their opposition to Christianity they have found theyitic institutions and privileges of citizenship No restrictions have been paced upon them in exercise of their religion If emboldened by their rapid increase in our metropolis they were to make tiny concert effort to destroy a national s itution cherished alike in all Protestant and Catholic countries they might easily forecast the aimCin the countries from which anti Scmitisul hiu- vlriven them This is uttered against a people not because of their race hut because of their religion It is used irrespective of the fact that all there is to be found in the Christian religion has been taken from the Jewish religion Its idea of Jehovah the Ten Commandments the story of Moses anti the Children of Israel all everything is from the Jews Its very Jesus mid his mother were Jews The site where the scene of this religious drama U laid is Jewish territory the capitalof Judcti This fact the Christian does appear to understand or to appreciate and to attempt to argue it with him would be worse than useless As a matter of fact the orthodox Christian does not want to know content with his beliefs with his instruction The Jews do not accept the castigation in a very kindly spirit and it is not to be expected they would They resent the ill putlltion and whit heir action is denounced as being revolutionary is character they have been supported by the Jew MI pupcrs throughout the country The Jewish Tribune published at Portland Oregon answering the criticisms made against its people declares It seems that forcing ones children into a ligion which This parents do not share is unAmor glean consequently not the Jews but the Chris tian clergymen lire unAmericaii The dcmmnd of the Jews to eliminate from the public schools nay exercise which bear the chnr acter of ely religion is just and should be granted ind those who nre opposed to it are at fault They cause strife between the citizens of this count 1111couragenil the Jewish papers tho there is n difference of opinion as to the expediency of the methods re cently used to assert their views Jewish Com wlrllnlldipIOJIiltie payforliable asset the Jew can have it adds is the goodwill of the Christians of New York and jeorpar dixing it for the sake of a few songs shout which the Jews have not troubled themselves uv years past is about as foolish an exchange as sensible people have ever attempted a a LOWER CALIFORNIA HOMES That an effort not peen made to eolonixe Lower California before this is a matter of sur prise for there is hardly a spot on earth where a more salubrious climate can be fOllndIt truly prolific soil with abundant game rich foliage of tropicalcharacter with fruits and flowers of all descriptions to suit the most fastidious tastes sweetIlIa e a another column will be found an advertise of la Prosperidad Colony Association which has succeeded in obtaining a land grant of half a mi acres from the Mexican government for pur poses of colnmitioir The headquarters of the As socintioii ire to be found in Los Angeles and every purchaser ofIt home tract becomes n stool holder in Association In this an entirely hard7yThe very fact that a number Freethinkers are engaged in this enterprixe shoutd be a sufficient guarantee of genuineness of purpose nod intro a Why is that preachers with eapomi lined stom aeh padded with surreptitious booze at the expense of stupid ignorance and ingrained prejudice in upon leading us a seven days journey every omaUnitend if1 ujj k IF YOU WANT TO READ 7The most Forcible READWork on Materialism 2rcca acter By CHNEjPEtlOE BLUE GRASS BLADE Pub Box 393 Lexington Ky WHY I Can Undersell All Competitors EXPERT FIGURES THE COST Chas Kiler in Chicago Tribune Long investigation the managers of well kept tores brings to light the fact thut it costs 20 per cent of the pross sales to all the expenses ofa store Thus nn article bought at wholesale for 1 if soldat 51or u Diamond which cost if sold for sold at cost The item untcriii into expense account rent no matter jf the merchant owns the build ing interest on the 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Humanitarian Comes Back at his Critic and Explains his Side of Controversey ALLEGED ERRATIC TELEOMECHANICS By Singleton W Davis Have you seen the tirade against the editor of The Humanitarian Review In a late number of the made written by Hermann Wottsteln t took over two and a half columns of this weeklys valuable space which to misrepresent The Review and Its editor to the satisfaction of Hermann He evidently esbe that the way to get even with an opponent who worsts him In an argu mont Is to adopt bushwhacker taco lets and to fire his literary blunder buss from the camps of another enemy of that opponent Sir Wettsteln says I cut out a portion of an article which he sent for publication In the September number of the Review which I did for the very good reason that I had print od It and commented on It In the number Immediately preceding See Ang H n Once printing It was more than It deserved and I have no labor and space to waste on repti lions even of articles that are well worthy of ono Insertion Mr Wettsteln quotes me as saying that God Is not a Scripture proper name but a modern English proper name and that Elohlm Is a Scripture proper name and then stupidly asks How can It be a modern English name If It Is a Scripture proper name Ignoring the plain fact that spoke of two different names the English God and the Hebrew Scripture name Elohlm God Is no more a Scripture name than Is Thor or Woden It Is merely an English sub stltute in the translation for the original Elohlm in the Hebrew Scrlu tures writings He says that know that most writers do capitalize the words n ture man humanity etc when using them as collective nouns but I know Just the opposite Competent gram matical writers never do so excel when using them poetically as name of personifications If they write na ture they use it as the corres ponding pronoun when they write Nature as poetic fancy they write 2she and her as the correspond- Ing pronouns IfWettstein co eiders nature a person he rightly capitalizes her name And there is exactly the same reason for cap italizing the name God as the names Lewis Jupiter Solo Luna Osiris Beelzebub and Shakespeares Caliban these as persons and alike recognize these as persons and alike recognizes them as personifications and alike as sucu they grammatically capital- Ize their names atn expert printer quotes me as spell ing Jeweler and exclaims hed better learn how to spell this word The spelling Is correct with either ono or two 1s See Websters Dictionary But I have received from Wett stein manuscripts In some of wliic he spells his given name Hermann and In others Herman and In re ply to my Inquiry as to which was right he admitted that he spelled It both ways May I not say hed better learn how to spell his own name Now for a sample of monumental yamgall After citing this one supposed on my part as evidence that I am not an expert printer Mr Wctt stein wrote me a letter correcting no less than five gross errors In the Blade article in which he criticized my spelling of Jeweller one of them being table for Haeckle I am not saying this In criticism of the Blade but to show Wettstelns Incon sistency Bad copy Is often responsi ble for printers mistakes He sent these corrections to me he said thinking that possibly you might want to reply to my article In the Blade How very kind Or did he do it to forestall mo from calling ention to them In my reply And heros another sample of a r Jewelers or Jewellers as you please brass At the same time that Wettsteln sent this article to the Blade accusing me of misprinting his articles and other bad things he sent me the manuscript of another article for the Review See page 463 of December number If I had t treated him so badly and kicked shim out of my office as he declared 41why did ho send another article To give me a chine to do It some as more fr His remark about what I said about principlesthat I made it ap oresa of morality is either a plain case of willful misrepresentation or of mental obtuseness I did not say ono word about morality but spoke of the right and wrong of capitalizing spelling etc r 1The vanity about the freest magazines is silly if ToMoiTow right- or wrongly said The Review wan the freest magazine why should 1sbe blamed t Mr Sereonibo not I edits ToMorrow Wettntolnn Idea o onfI strings one In which everybody has a legal and moral right to have their contributions printed He quotes me as saying that you have neither any legal nor moral right to express your ideas In a Journal nOl your own and then proceeds to ran about my saying that no one has either legal or moral right to write magisaid There is n vast difference n tweet writing for and having the proffered contribution printed In Journal as a vast number of would authors can testify The editor would be far from freer would be the slave of ten thousand egotists who would deluge him in a fathom less flood of void vaporing ideates words If everyone had a right to have his offerings printed in his pub llcation In ftct such an editor would be no editor the very essence of editing Is the work of choosing accepting and rejecting offered writ ings I stand by my original assertion titit no one has any legal or moral right to have his writings printed in another mans publication An editor may fuse to buy or to accept ns a gift any article just as anybody else may do If you Mr Wcttstcin think you have legal and moral right to hone your articles printed especially if defiant of the rules of grammar In a Journal not your own why not take the re llglous and secular press entirely into your service and promulgate your spec lations and whims throughout tit worldon a grand scale You coulil present your demands on moral rounds and enforce them by law on legal grounds To decide this matter yo u should try it immediately I defy yo to even attempt it But I must now refer to one of the meanest most dishonest pusillanimous tricks of which one can be guilty Pro tending to quote from another but add 1ing ridiculous statements that other never made Wettstein pretends to quote my language using marks as follows IAmllAIIII- t Printer hats off and have bee for nearly half n century This exactly as printed in the Blain I givujuiy entire printing office equipment to Wettstein if he will find that in The Rev ew or any of my writings esle where Again he pretends to quote wordnIn black type have never ye seen a manuscript written by other than an expert printer like myself even etc and again he says If he Is an expert printer besides etc implying by quotation murk- that I had sold that I was m expert printer That these words in black type were used by me I deny and refer the reader for evidence to the orfginal statement on page 30i of August Review His many other contemptible mis representations insinuations and in nuemloes I pas as too mean to be re plied to and I will only add that I can with patience and respect discuss n matter with a fair honest opponent hut 1for one who uses such methods as were used in Wcttsteins tirade I have only contempt and patience ceases to be a virtue nail so I shall refrain from replying to anything more of the kind from the some source SIXOLETOX W DAVIS WHYI DONT MEN CO TO What Transpired at a Sanctified Talk fest in Which a Millionaire Played- a Prominent Part as Viewed by a Blade Writer By John F Clarke Say Jim can you give the right answer to the conundrum Why dont men go to church Personally do not give a tinkers damn why they do not go there hut I hear so much of the question and it is said to be a burning question for those who will not go to Gods house The National Evangelical Association is meeting in Baltimore just now and it is wrestling with the problem Mr James E Ingram a mil lionaire local preacher is president ofI the thing As n talk fest it seems bo a live issue Each preacher hn told why men do not come to church They do not all agree however as some of the first speakers seemed to think the church was provided and the thnlI were unlocked at intervals it tins the men to explain why they do come Others realize that itis not only theory that confronts them hut also condition and despairing remark such as If wo must give up to the world If secularism must pcrs ail over spiritualism Jf Gods enemies arc to triumph etc are made Yesterday the preachers were real sad prv and thoy ripped up the church anti preachorn The fRuit wm with the had methods employed Tho bride of christ too finely elltlltlll use Another prrrontftheir cold Dinner of those not so well drossed Well what brought you here There were insinuations that till punchy urns not with the hearing and that the church did not love the people fellow said that the people needing saviiui green were dweller in cities and that missionary effort must e til reeled to inhabitants of our cities instead of among the Innthcn of foreign lands One fcllonow said that great sums ate spent trying to convert the heathen with little effect while right nt our fret are infidels and men who are indifferent to God and Christ mid the Holy Ghost Gen heath recently said that religion 01was going out of style nud that 2000000 inhabitants of London never entered a church anti never will Tint one preacher said float he found that of late years men mid wren women were taking up agnosticism ns fad and religion seemed to mile them tired An old preacher that urns stationed at the M E Church South here at Arlington said one day The members of his eon gregntinn are good people in worldly sense they pay their l1ehtnnll nre hottest but I could put all the religion of the whole church in that coal scuttle and would not bo half full The coal cut tie that he referred to was one in the W M R R office anti holds about half a bushel So that he estimated that here was n peck of religion in his church A conlfcultle in hell of a thing to measure religion in and it suggest the stored energy of hell fire If religion is the fuel that we ore to be burnt with I guess that there will not be enough loft by the time that you andJ get to Hades to warm our feet with There seems to be unanimity churchIs s own ajn s alliedith11nYl it Superstition is no longer eating up science Science is slIperumoney station withotu money mil without price are few and fnr between while men are living upon crusts to enable them to push a scientific idea These Ire the real saviors of tile world If hey fail they go down unwept and paysIIignorancenare 1and other holy ranters standing guard over ignorance but still it escapes them now and then Tho standing ifilculty with the church is Why dont mn go to church t The churchoi prayers do not avail Jim shall you pray for gettingtdance even as David did before the Lord FREETHOUCHT OF MONCURE D CONWAY While Christians are Striving to Hide His Attitude Towards the Orthodox Religion an Account of What He Wrote About it is Given by an English Contemporary u YoFoote editor of the London Freethinker commenting upon the very evident purpose of the English press to keep the Fre though tendencies of the late Moncurc D Conway from the rend ing but unthinking public he has laborated the following excerpts from the writings of that great scholar as a rebuke to such silly proceeding They nun well worthy of perusal Teen in America and the made reproduces then with exceeding great pleasure The god of the Established Church ranks because he is the iluHe Jewish god find respect in the order of the wealth of their worshippers Xo argument to prove their existence is ever used newer than those whiuh were used and broken down sixteen centuries ago And finally we have reached the period when the conventionalised deities and dogmas excite ridicule The Rev Mr Shoolbred lately related his vnit to a temple of Kohl in India and how hi pulled the goddesss nose saying to amazed natives Xow It is a deity why does she not strike mo dead for such nn indignity t Possibly Rev Mr Siioolbrcd is litI this moment horrifying his Baptist gregation with the immortal myth of the English infidel tanking out his watch and giving Jehovah five minutes to strike him dead Who are those that a nation must propitiate before it can take any for ward step The gods They are the opposition that is never anllublledIeA Christianity whose interfere with the laws with government of the world is only a kind of deism Ofall men most needy invalid is the man who has caught orthodoxy so madly that he is possessed with a A desro to injure everybody who has not the Mine disease Tho great ml sion of Frccthought is to save that man to re store him to healthnud Freet bought can afford to bo patient with himIThe revival of intolerance has brought out tho ugly fact that Freethinkers themselves are not quite beyomi giving up somebody ns n scapegoat to con vcntional Aznel There ore plentyof freethinkers in Parliament but not one remonstrates against any slander or curse poured upon the outlawed member for Northampton Bradlaugh TIll University College is the most godless college in thin world its professors ate mainly Freethinkers hut with three ex ceptions they quietly give up two ladies Mrs Bensnnt and Miss Bradlaugh con nected with the frceininking organiza tion to the fury of the gods who deny them tho educational advantages of that institution The eminent Freethinkers of the country have indeed been some what moved by the exceptionally cruil treatment of scapegoats sent into the stony desert of llolloway Goal the Freer tinker prosecution but not enough to demand their release in such tours as tho Government would have to obey And we often hear people who hold till sane principles eager to disclaim all con nection with these more radical ns nil ants of popular errors We have advanced to period of the world when nn idea without n people is as powerless ns a general without nn nrmy Where in the past it required many centuries to incarnate idea henceforth we must look to quick coed hearts of the million to realize it by their million eyes sal hands Cultivated thinkers are some times alarmed at the signs of intellectual std moral movement among masses Such signs are sometimes rude The bellion ofit populace against ancient errors is apt to show itself in ridicule that seems irreverent when nut in a scum that is bitter and hit jug Hut in truth the fountain of tears close to the fountain of laughter There is nothing more healthy in radicalism scepticism of the people than their humor nud lauglitcr The chief power of established error lies in its hereditary control of the great social ceremonies of life It presides nt thu baptismal font at the marriage altar at the grave when its hold upon these epochs of family life is loosened it will fail And that time will come when all liberal men and women perfectly consistent in life and in death resolutely refusing to have their chil exorcisuttto pronounce the false formulas of a sacramental marriage or to permit over their dead bodies the rites and conjura tious of superstition The weakness of orthodox position is that the old vision has gone down nnd that what it defends so furiously is a fading Afterglow Who believes in personal immortality In words ninny in reality few lion do theo believers weep and wnil when their dear ones go to the bosom of Jesus How hard then try to escape that speculative bliss Let us live heartwhole in our thought our work childlike in our freedom from anxiety for the future naternnl in our devotion to every cause of truth manly in our toil for man and be sure death will be swallowed up in the vic tory we shall forseo for our race h having already won it in our lives Tin freethinker also a lord in tho imperishable life of his species In that lord he lives all his body yields up the spirit of its life to humanity His works do follow him His thought- iwhich appealed to n arc future is caught up in great woof of human aspiration woven into the tissues which shall feed anti clothe humanity devel oped with growing reason and mule into something fur higher than his brain or hand could achieve He need nut dread death The only paradise of man is happi ness A thousand heaven could do no more than make people happy The happiness is attained by satisfaction of all human aspirations all the hunger and thirsts of body heart nnd mind The rounds of the ladder are nil the definite conditions of elxernal nature corresponding to definite power of human nature fulfilling which arrives at the goal of happhuss Anti the angels that assist him in this ascent the angels ofnrt Kcieiuo taste culture and human ASSOCIATION At every step you have need of your brothers and you could not satisfy tile simplest needs of life without nidinz yourselves by work Though superior to every other being by virtue association with you fellows you isolated inferior in strength to animals and weak and incapable development antiof n complete exist once All the noblest aspiration of your heart such ns love of enmity and also those less virtuous such ns desire of glory and of others praise iuilioatc your inborn tendency to unite your life with the life of tho millions who sur round you You nre then created for sociatitm It multiplies your strength n hundredfold makes Ideas of other yours nnd the progress of others yours nnd raises improves sancti fies your nature through till aTent and r growing sentiment of the Unity of the human family Tho wider the more intimate nnd comprehensive your two cialiou with your brothers till further you will nilvnucc on path of individ ual progress Mazzini DECLINE IIN MORAL STANDARD Of Modern Fiction as Written by Women AuthorsSome of the Latest NcMs and Who Wrote Them AUK TIlE WOMEN REALLY TO BLAME Who write the wicked novels t Women Who buy anti real wicked novels Women Who patronize suggestive plays Women The foregoing declarations were made by Dr Lnwsoii of New York in an address before tho Baptist Congress at Baltimore judging from his own liscii sion he has waded into the subject exceedingly deep even for a preacher He declared that women chiefly spomible for much that is oad in the literature of the tiny that women write most of had novels nnd that it is the women who buynail read these wicked novels and indeed it is the women who fill theatres tad applaud the improper nnd salacious plays- Is this true- Certainly no one has written more dar ing and suggestive books in modern tunes thou tho women novelets Boron ass von Ilutton May Sinclair Maude II Yardley and Elinor Glyn seem to sit up nil night to sec who can produce the most suggestive love scenes They cIr tainly rival ono another in refined way in which they seek for the objec tionable in life and in the pains they take to portray every fleshly and erotic detail Their books are on daring sub jects and they aro intended to be during The publishers of these books put little spicy phrases in the newspapers coil magazines advertising these books not on their merit oh notbut nppar ently on filth that these books con thin Sinless advertised as Shocking but well told Pr if thesv novels lire spoken of as having splendid descriptive power we must not presume1 that it is descriptive of natural scenery A writer in the current number of The Independent woman says of tile novels that arc exploited by their pub lishers as Having descriptions in them The admirable descriptive powers are employed in the laying questionable scenes with sumptuous splendor That when the publishers refer to dainti ness of a hook they refer to the silk tone fleshcolored skintight terms author uses to present her characters the reader The poetic sentiment refers to an exchange of feelings be tureen married woman who happent to be nn Excellency and nn unmarried man whom she corrupt with that singularly good conscience which certain class of women maintain at the very nadir of their moral natures In the preface of Throe Weeeks written by Elinor Glyn whose first sue ccssful book The Visits of Elizabeth sold because of its sexual realism Mr Glyn addresses her American readers and naively informs them that tin royal heroine of her story is beyond the laws of ordinary morality And this sold in serinusncsl1is Harris in The lad pendent referring to this says Vow it is very dllllicult to get beyond till ordinary laws of morality They ore the best laws we have evolvedse fur Scripturemarked nnd homespun but it is about the easiest thing Imaginable for such writers to create characters that live far below them And there should he some means by which society might protect itself from them A honk need not be literally too obscene to go through the mails before it becomes dangerous This one writ ten in the prettiest possible language with a highly perfumed frankincense of virtue and with a crying tendernes calculated to bring tears to the eyes of any innocent young girl and to con wince her that to be beyond the ordi nary laws of morality is grand state being What is the Rtor A Russian princess wants a lioniIer husband the Prince does not interest her She de ermines to have n son and goes watch ofII young strung man lands such nn unsophisticated unmarried tuna nudshin uses all her physical charms and arts to corrupt him It takes three weeks to absorb him anil this is whole action of till story and supplies it also with the title as well Dickens Tlmrkery Scott and the rest oj the good old novelists did not have to stoop to such unblushing nakedness 1Theirdiscreetly portrayed wherea woman i characters in tho decadent novels writ ten by women arc nil disgrace to very name of woman The novel winless written by Maude nrdley is given up telling how ono woman gained her happiness at expense of another womans happiness u seems ns if nl the pure nml IgillalJtypes of woman are ignored by the modern woman uovciist Ann if we wore to pot our ideas about women from modern novelist written by WOIIIlnIwhat uninspiring and contemptible ideas wo would get of them The great stories that shine in litera tore have kept their place by faith hope justice purity strengthof con viction shadowed forth in them n writer in The London Bookman nays in an article entitled The Fleshly School of Fiction He places nil the blnnic on tho women lie says womens clubs nnd afternoon teas reek with the odors of the sexual novel That women ask Is tile book risque t and if it is they buy it immediately lIe refers to the modern Fleshly School of Fiction as snst modern r morgue where dean creatures He ex posed nnd declnrei the modem novels F stain the fancy dim the vision corrupt the soul Ho the physician may bo compelled to treat the modern story as though it were a shnme ful tiling Dr Felx Adler lender of the Society for Ethical Culture onln few days ago said One of appalling things about the new books is acute in tellectual quasi sciclmtitle way in which subjects of marriage love arc dicussed He said women authors have distinguished themselves 5i this respect that the very things that belonged to holiness of their private life they laid bare with scientific delight Women certainly are the ones who hay me novels H is all tho averagehnun can do to read his newspaper It is the fault of women whether a novel fails or succeeds They buy tho novels They are the ones to whom the authors cater Xo novelist con succeed who does not please his women renders The women ore ones that carry the latest novel around under their arms in their place of business and they ore family rending lamp when the lard working nud tired men nre asleep THE TELEOMECHANICS OF NATURE The above entitled work in 8 parts and chapters treats of the source nature ruin functions of hue subconscious miiiis or cellsoul as Prof Hacckcl terms them which are beginning to lIe recognized by Biologists Psy cholu ists end IhvilologM no the conciously ii d intelligently operating factors in the evolution of plant and animal life and to the studyof which I have devoted lifetime condensing my views observations in the above volume It is devoid of nil metaphysical speculation and from the mass of scientifically demonstrated facts tin render will draw hU own conclusions regarding tenability of the God Immortality doctrines Mrs Josephlna K Henry of Versailles Ky President of The Free thought Federation Of America writes as follows Received Synopsis of your book The TeleoMechanics of Nature and rend it with great profit and pleasure It hits opened tip plat fields of thought to me Twill keep your pamphlet near mo perhaps it will bring wore light ns rend and punier A world groping in darkness bends you Yousare certainly a student scientist and philosopher and have scored several points t ngniust lineckel flint it seems to mu cannot be controverted I truly holm that your boot have wide circulation in nil lands and will le translated into utility languages Prof Ernest Haeckul writes My dear Mr WutMein Your treatise in the form of Synopsis of your look The TeleoMechahics Of Nature being n commendable critique of my WorldRiddles received mid tend with 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