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J-r c f BLUE GRASS BLADET stkr I VOLUME IfvIIIIttgh and Ash ad6epOti LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY APRIL 1017 1910 DOUBLE NUMBER Number 17 ANTIQUATED Humbugs Deified and Worshiped by Mankinds of all Ages J BY M GRIER laDDER Every department of life is em barrassed by the worship of some deified humbug whoso only claims to respect are age and dcnMi ev ery progress retarded by the ghost of some antiquated nonsense hallowed by the tinsel of pervert ed reverence Most of us think what fitted the past must necessarily ht the present what guided our grandfathers should lead us Whore one thing is respected for its usefulness a thousand are worshiped for their antiquity there t is over a misty halo encircling the dead and gone always a miasma of glory clouding the old Eve community is infested with a rem nant of desolate leftovers whose mission is passing resolutions oi regret on the death of the obso lete and the birth of the practical A man who persists in tailing th procession should be made to head it in a hearse there is no compromise with evolution Every age thinks it should be progress last halting place n generation understands why il should be relegated to yesterdays junk heap it is a modest father who believes his son can be an im provement on the old man Those who followed an ideal suited to their times are prone to forget that an old ideal is a new will othe wisp Yesterdays rainbow is below to days horizon and the necessary vtsilia iJry Fc Sstinh3 leesm h dream The age that cannot pro vide its own encouragements is the mere refuse of what has gone before The useless is always al lied with sentiment and faith in the immortality of the no count is the most emphasized of our in fatuations Who discovers if he can remember who greets the rising sun if he can weep over the setting Glorification should end with usefulness after the funeral compliment should be left to the obituary flattery to the enitaph Think of the sentiment wasted upon the dead the adulation showered upon those whose only proof of immortality is n box of bones in a sixfoot hole I quarrel with no theory of future perma nonev arraign no mnns idea of coming bliss Rut dying to get a better hold on life irresistibly recalls the Irishman hnneincr from theo ledge of a third storY window who let co to snit on his hands If the defunct has come to full stop why crrieve so long over the irremediable If hell S made schedule time to glorY why la ment his arrival I censure no one for shedding tenr over the bier of a loved one hat cannot understand this pothcosis of the dead Death is n necessary offset to birth Every town is sufferincr from nn attack of overproduction and ant epidemic of longevity Pre cedent saysuno frnitfl pnd mnl tiply Expediency savs Dont subtract from the multiplied hut let UP on the multiplication Re sheet the memory of thin dead yes Rut why permit morbid retrospec lion horn of stupid custom to ex ploit the denl at the expense of the living Why jo to a cemetery for inspiration why worship an echo What this world needs day is n well directed thinning out awkish sentiment keens our asylums and penitentiaries full to bursting Conservatism fosters degeneracy by prolonging the lives of those whoso functions are begetting idiots and criminals Another thing this hallowed ashes talk is over done it takes n mighty good record to detract from its suggestiveness in a Pros byterian funeral sermon Here in San Francisco are hun y dreds of acres every acre worth a Mayors bribe devottd rent free to those occupying mansions in the skies monopolizing valuable dirt here twanging harps in the rt 1 rIf regions of the blessed holding down terrestial territory and real estate on the jump These acme teries are almost in the heart of the city and their founders evidently figured on resurrections getting here before the town grew up to them Merely a race between judgment day and San Francisco enterprise And the result the fairest part of our city because we have been taught tha after a man is unable to move it is a sin to move him What has balked cremation but this hide bound adherence to archaic non sense mortalityrybut keeping those who dont nee fresh air among those who do In my judgment a man who has bee cut off is no more sacred the an arm that has been cut off ieheaven Who banks on the bless ed immortality a foot All we know about a dead man is hes dead And our ancestors from- whom we inherit our post mortem views knew no more than svgs Do they now I dont know Now for the legal profession Why should a man of profound genius hesitate to voice a conic tion until permission is granted hint from the tomb Whv should we consult Sir Mhtthaw Hale Wll0I burnt witches ns an authority r an age that imprisons a man for scaling live fis1 Law is the slave of pfeTeaefr even its vextiti611s delays and absurd technicalities bespeak its obsequious worship oj what should be forgotten No iulge wants to rule save on lines Inid down bv a predecessor or be vet a precedent if he can adopl one or follow his conscience if he cnn follow somebody who per hang had none to follow What is there in common between Sir Fdwnrn Cola who from the bench branded the pure and blameless Raleigh ne n spider of Ml linn nYOnited States Chief TnsHee Yet is Coke hungrily fljtNl They borrow from every body hut Teffrovs and I suppose at n pinch they would levy on hint Consider oi r lefril papers Do von know of a more cumbrous in volved Hoif of cnhherish outside oflilnln nnd TllIltlor uAn Apoenl to Ronson AsV nnv law ver the HIIRO and be will tell you flint while a change is needed no iodv wnnts to riskmnlrinn it Thnq nre bound hand and foot wiN the OTnveelothes of the dend Tims it is in every walk of life We dare make no move until we have gone to the cemetery for a precedent or to a preacher for permission Dont you know unlearning is more difficult than learning forgetting harder than acquiring What we should unlearn was born with us ia part of us an inher ited disease Few want to acknow ledge having been mistaken all their lives to own to having been natural born fools Reason has no hold on the people and expecting thciin to follow only the rational- is like expecting totem to eat and drink only the wholesome Men till food lilac physical food is Selected rather to please the taste that to sat iffy the digestion With them nothing but the legendary- is sacred only the inherited beyond doubt That any absurdity lion escaped investigation thus far is sufficient proof of its infallibility Few question what their par ents masqueraded as fact This satisfied spirit accounts for every ridiculous fashion that has monopolized the worship of humanity for every venerable lie that keeps man where he is There never was an improvement that wasnt made in spite of general protest- I remember when criminals wero branded This humane Ieel JttiA1u The thief was decorated with a T the pickpocket ornamented with a P and so on Every court session used up the alpha bet The victims arm was lashed palm up to the rail fronting the judges desk Then the sheriff approached with a red hot iron which he pressed upon the hand keeping it there till the culprit said God save the State three times Needless to say that if the recipient of these attentions stuttered he enjoyeda torrid expo ience One man had been sentenced to branding for confounding the ownership of some hogs As the iron touched him he eJac- ulated God save the State God save the State God save the State Then biting out his recently acquired monogram while the fumes and smoke of roasting flesh filled the courtroom and spitting it into the sheriffs face God damn the State But he stole no more hogs Now nobody but the party most interested say anything wrong in these thermal demonstrations oniniotn t its discomforts the initial letter of the offense on the offenders hand was a continuous reminder to him and a warning to his friends The difficulty of explain chirogradsired to make n favorable employmenn t i expressnd assigns to perpetual servitude slavery was tight as long as it paid When it stopped paying i the North the Yankees pockets and hearts were touched simul taneously and they freed their niggers When the cotton cro failed in the south two years running 323 there was talk of sin of owning slaves and wondered if the prophecy eon corning Ham and his brunett- jnrogeny had not been distorted But the ensuing year gave such an enormous crop that everybody was convinced that slavery had hen foundecTby God to Christian ize the nigger Thus was the pres tiee of the precedent reestablish ed The best people see no in sinning with the maioritv It a tender conscience that cannot be soothed with the fiat of fashion Sophistry is logic in the mouth of custom What everyone says gen orally goes am not ashamed to SlY mv fnther owned a hun dred and fifty niercers but I should under existing conditions he ashamed to own one I dont object to being in the minority to a certain decree hat object to carrying lonesomeness to nn ex esq What the best people did fifty veers a ro the worst would Mush to do now Custom is a tyrant whoso ruin is wrought gradually Revolu tion is the resort of the majority not of the few and as custom finds its staunchest defenders among the ignorant its destruction is uphill work Truth will prevail but she wants time First fools must be taught to think Now as most of us are fools the- o trouble begins right there Next they must be taught to think correctly Of course the chief obsta cle is surmounted when they aref made to think at all Yet persaud ing a man to use his first idea tof advnntaere is no easy task But the man who assails established pre cedent hammer and tongs nl though he may he assailing the false is assailinor what the major ity believe to be true And an old lie hacked nn by all the damn fools in Gods creation is too much for n new truth any time When Darwins Descent of Man appeared the world was convulsed The intelligent would not surrender Adam or Eve while the masses naturally fought the very logical conclusion that they mIllIsolving the problem gin If the average imported vot er is not a lineal result of n mon key what in Gods name is sponsible for him The ancestor not the posterity should kick Everybody knew Darwin is wrong because the Bible says so that the Bible is right because the cler gy saidso Now even every preacher who is scared to say is right knows he is At r nl any rate they buried the man who said God was off in his biology in Westminster Abbey Apropos of this they have re fused Herbert Spencer a grave in the Abbey Spencer shattered too many humbugs he was altogether too raw But listen When Westminster Abbey is forgot when the attrition of old ocean has relegated England to the rank of the mythical Atlantis Her bert Spencer will be a synonym of truth a beacon light to those who are striving to pierce the Cimerian darkness of superstition Compare Spencer with the royal com post that poisons the soil of that venerable fane Think of exclud ing the author of Synthetic Philosophy because his dust is not good enough to mingle with that consecrated carrion known as Englands Royal Line How many Georges would it take to make ono Spencer I wonder where they will bury the man who re fused Spencer burial there How long is it since the medical ticsto established canon to curing according to reason Physicians a few years back emulated the mistakes of Abernethy and the blunders of Sir Astley Coop er as if there were inspiration in the absurdities of the illustrious dead Those men were big for an age in which fever patients invar insdiscriminately harpooned What would they be today when open ing the abdomen is childs play removing the vermiform appendix nothing serious and sewing up a wound in the pericardium not un thenscience of bacteria sterlizing o instruments What could any physician know of biology in an wapAbotit as much as we know of the doctoer doesnt know that the Iet took n lour time to shelve these bloodletting blistering old prece dents but they are shelved all right All honor to them for the cofcd they4didand to their on tients who recovered in spite of them But the practitioner of today cares little for the past his experimentsFor a thousand years the hu man brain was entnncled in the metaphysics bequeathed by Aris totle to the sehoolmen The clan sic philosophers were more subtle than the Baconians Rut empiric ism being virtually unknown they argued from hypothetical premises Reasoned profoundly on what thev took for ownted and carried conviction on whnt was born of sophistry nnd sworn to bv dogmatism And the sehoolmen followed in their tracks As long as deductive reasoning was a prec Int the metaphysician was in his glory There was enough harrowing nnd reapine hat the garners con trained only stunt nnd stubble Even the renfl Kant was in his late veers dupe of this meta physical rubbi b as wns Virchow the discoverer of cellular nathol oov Most of the socalled PSV holoeist are of this trnnscenden M breed Consider the great men who have ignored empirical pbilo sonny and the treat law of sub whence to follow the fine of ances superstition Tf mob men as Knolls Virchow and Afnssiz scanted fact for ponnlnr fable what mav be expected from time rest of us The metaphysician is a soarer never roosts if he can find an excuse to get off his perch The old Greek philosopher said I assert nothing nay not even that I esI sert nothing Listen no sooner do we quit solid earth no sooner do we rely on inherited and baseless precedent in contradistinction- to modern evidence than we for salethe clear discernment ofI truth for the exquisite enjoyment of fiction There is but one test of truth the proof born of material experiment We all acknowledge this as far as the inorganic is concerned how long before we shall rely on evidence to solve the mystery of human life f The majority of us are inveigled by the speciousness of the unIknown which with most of us passes for the unknowable The old and absurd seems to fit in a department of the brain as in a matrix The very tentacles of our Continued on Page iii PREACHERS Throw out the Same Old Twaddle as their Stock in Trade By Channing Severance profeRschanges in the preachers of today and the stuff they are throwing out from the pulpit but taken as a whole with now and then a tar exception their stock in trade is the same old twaddle with a little less reference to hell It is not pos ible to teach theology is a preachers profession and t talkcommon sense for there is n sense in theology and it lion no connection with rational thinking We do not have to attend these days to know what th preachers are saying for onr Mon day doilies are full of their pain talks and senseless play words Of course it is an utte waste of time to rend them hut now and then we must to posted on what is being said these selfassumed regulators public morals and social condi stillfwere it not for the preachers and their influence virtue and morality would cease to be lmownIThose of us who oflPrenphlrsever any whys we mit that the prenehers aided by a venal and truckling press still plav ratite an imnortant part as profecwionnl hot air men Let us see then what they are saving When that cheap wit nnd ptrrv ed out humorist now respectfully referred to ns the Rev Dr Bur deft trot tired of preachinc it be came necessary to imnort a sub shtnto to plav on the emotions and the credulity of his simple and childlike flock who feed with relish on ancient myths and mire den The new person being onto his mob and knowing their mental enliber regaled them with the old old story of Adam and Eve presented under the seductive title The First Runaway Couple It was an keenly enioved he has since given them second dose of the same subject so once more they have heard all about U our first parents and the tart a ser pent took in causing Eve to temrt Adam to do something be vnntad to do nnd probably would have done without her solicitation or indirect influence of the snnke Now they are ready to hear again how Jonah swallowed the whale Toshim stopped the n Damson did his strong arm mIi Vnrv rove superior to the laws Nature and her miraculous child even excelled her in doing things and no doubt in duo season he will run the whole gamut in big sermons and see that ttcr minds TO cent on things o r greater im portanet Pu i it not the pnwli ers busing to se that the mmids of his victi ns are not cnlnivcJ r developed by nAv Hias It certainly is and one miflht as well look for speed in a snail as for nrocrres in nn orthndoeler nTnllhtllmodernism ns CnMiolir priests they are iust lie sfroejrV finnr eil to it and are Mini Ie leMnrniMirl to keep that tart of the world thev influence tied to the nVal nest nnd its fool irlens St Paul still does their thinking and through him times think for the dear people who seem more than willinnr to hnve them because requiresbrains Here we are living in a world full of misery and misfortune of endless wrongs and much injus tire of many evils that rational thinking could abolish and yet millions of human beinps permit their minds to be soaked in tollh jn ditions because the preacher tolls them God will give thorn eternal happiness in the next world that more than atone for all their sufferings in this one Just be par tient make no complaints submit thinkswhicheintvms priest and the politi cjan and all will be well with your soul hereafter Hniny pot their dupes in this frame of iel Sundayaoit for thousands of years with out benefitting the world in any theye imtfaithrl it and really think they are saved theftag course the work theProtestant preachers are still doing as well as their Catholic brethren and the press ofCthis city is doing all it can to keep alive the most unreasonable doctrines and the most unreasona doIknow the value of reason and use it to read or hear the twaddle emitted by preachers for it is not only false and misleading but low and degrading in its influence Nher men and women nTllto believe they are vile creatures by nature that they are horn into this world cormnt in character and natural instincts and cannot be good in the sight of God until uborn again by some mysterious sniritual change that comes through the influence of a long dead Tew who was born nnd undefined because he had an Iimmaculate conception the limit of damphoolishness has been reached But it is still taught by verybnsissome people wonder the world is not better when fed on such ab surd and debasing doctrines J THE AMALEKlTES One of the most fierce and war like of the Canaaniteish nations were tho Amnlekites They dwelt the land of the South Num hers 139fl that is in the land south of Palestine or between Egyptf first they hostil mani ity to the Israelites whose rear guard they smote after the passage through the Red Sea In con senuence of this they received tie mercy nt the hands of the Tsrnel iteq when the latter hnd estab lished themselves in Palestine Snul n Samuel 152 nearly nnni hilnf d them Twenty years Inter Dnvid while dwelling among the Philistines penetrated into their land nnd made dreadful slaugh ter of them After this they hntIwere midst of their drinking nnd dane inc nnd from twilight even unto the evening of the next dav he smote them and there escaped not a man of them save 400 vonnnr men who mounted on camels hnd fled Thin descendants of these were finally extirpated in the days of Hezekinh King of Tudah by the Simeonites And Mother Officiates Eddie Do you have morning prayers at your house have some kind of IPreelelieWo father get in r e GRASS BLADE JBLUEFOUNDED fly CHARLES CHILTON MOORE led edited by him until his death II February to be moon consisting ofseven day HIkeep this law Notwithslamm hip Guise had granted an edict of was kept as a feast lily on whii1 time new hexalogue that Jesus is toleration to tIll Informed at exIconummicatcd saerillce was olVered II1Ul11l1 worl suid to have delivered to his dis whose head wns till Prince oi suspended at first because the lilies Mutt lfl18 Sabbatarian Conde Both parties took uji eight months of severe pcnnnci people gave themselves up to tht bring forward as reasons for thcii arniK and there ensued n Will that Ambrose died in H97 pleasures of the day work beins superstition that on the first daj lasted for eight years the cruel considered inauspicious and afIof the week Paul preached But ties of which through mutual ex l SOME RANDOM THOUGHT Ibrwards as religious obligatior he also preached on the JowillhI ivpcrntion are almost incredible The 7th 14th21st and 28th Sabbath three times Acts 1613 Time Duke Francis ofGuise was In speaking of the matter ofIdays of each mouth were eallei and 17234 nllcI184lithe dis murdered by an assassin and the time we have often heard tillI Sabbaths or rest dgys and sn Spies assembled for the breaking Prince of nude was taken prison minister repeat that with th rigorously was this day kept thllt of bread But we tare told thej er in the battle of Jarnac in I5i Lord one lily is as a thousam not even the king was permittee went about breaking bread ever and shot The young Prince years and a thousand years M to oat cooked food change hi lily front house to house Acts 2 Henry of Beam afterwards ill one day Now in case there is no clothes drive in his chariot sit in 46 and that they were all with Ifcnry XL a nephew of Conde time with the Lord Why docs iud lIlent seat review his troops one accord in one place then became the leader of the He lie in his work of creation divide or even take medicine on any o These commentators seem to formed along with Admiral Col up his tSuie into six days of rising forget that it asII on the feas igny It was not till strength andsetting of the sun or twenty plleelof of Pentecost which fell thatIof both sides was exhausted that four hours each and tell us whn year on the first day of the week time peace of St GermainenLayc he done on each day then set These Akkadians had their and that it was on account of the was concluded in 1570 whereby apart one day for rest Are wo to Trinity consisting of n celcstin feast not rhc day of the week the Reformed obtained the free understand flint the Lardwas six father and mother and their of that they were gathered together exercise of their religion thousand years employed in his spring the sungod Also storic the last Jewish feast that Paul Catherine do Medici now ex work of creation then took of an infant Sargon bring placoi was anxious to keep 1 Cor 168 pressed nmch friendliness towards thousand years rest That would by his mother in a reed baskel Sahbatarians in order to he Reformed and Oven endeavor- edevidently he the case provided and left on the hank of a rivei consistent ought not to l1ermitI to hill tlhem into negligence by- thethe ministers computation of time being subsequently found and fires to be lighted on their Sab marriage of youthful Hen JAMES E HUGHES Proprietor was corect eventually becoming King of Bal bath even in winter forT ye shall ry of Beam with her daughter 126128 Uorth Limestone Street fire throughout Margaret On the 18th of Ant 0 ylon about 3750 n C of n lea kindle no your Lexington Kentucky When she spoke to him kind tion a tree of life and a deluge habitations upon the Sa hath ust 1572 Admiral Coligny was P 0 Box Jesus told his mother that The name Adam is derived from Day Exo 353 nor ought theyI drawn to Paris nnd the King not wanted nothing to do with hoi the Assyrian Adamimau lhev to permit at any time the paintinj only made mini costly presents SUBSCRIPTION RATES What a glorious blessing it would also hind their holy water pent of pictures the carving of sculpture hut gave him an important office By mall postpaid 100 pr yr advanc have been for mankind in general tential psalms table ofsimci etc for the command is illicitany in the Council of State However had and Ark containing the graven image or tin all this was only the basest hypocrisy Five new yearly subscribers at one re if his mother had never an bread mlttanco cents each thing to do with him images of their gods likeness of anything When by means of the Foreign subscriptions postpaid 160 0 They dedicated the seven day s Jesus is shown in the New Tes marriage of Prince Henry the Jesus says that he cane not to of the week to the Sun Moon and tament to have abolished the Sab nrost eminent of the Reformed per year send peace but a sword We wonder live planets Mars Mercury Ju hath for he hells his hearers that had keen allured to Paris Admir where he got his sword Dhl piter Venus and Saturn 1hey both he and his father worked or al Coligny was wounded by a shot ADVERTISING RATES who Sabbath and when rebuked from a window of the Palace on be bring it with him or did he had also a special deity re the One Inch single column Insertlo have to sell his garments to bu cfived honor as a patron of the by the Pharisees for breaking the the 22nd of August 1572 The cents one month or lour Insertions lone as he advises his follower number seven and destructiv Sabbath he replied that the Sal King indeed hastened to him 100 six months 600 one year 800 to tempests nnd winds were beievc bath was made for man and not and swore to avenge him But on Quarter column Insertion 200 one doIn o to be directed by the will of Sevei man for the Sabbath and he is the very same day the King was month J400 six months 2000 one case Jesus had spent part Wicked Spirits said to have performed most of persuaded by his mother that the year 3000 of his little time here on earth The Sabbatical idea with many hie miracles on that day Admiral sought his life By unit column whole column or larger trying to raise the living and other religious cusoms and obser The Jcssenns and the Christian Gods death then exclaimed the Advertisements at special rates on ap comfort them instead of wasting yokes spread from the Akkad of a later day kept no Sabbath liking let the Admiral be slain plication his time in trying to raise the ians to their Semitic conquerors and discountenanced the keepine and not him only but all the Tit dead he would have left this tie inhabitants of the neighbor of Sabbaths or New Toons1t repots till not one remain that world with a little better record ing countries of Phoenicia Phry When Jesus was asked what one can give us trouble ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS to the Blade for truth and honesty than he in Canaan and Syria and from should do to inherit eternal life That niurht Catherine held n be discontinued at the expiration of the did lie has not come yet these to the Jews luring their 70 the questioner was told according council and npnointed St Barth- olomewterm for which the subscription hall captivity to the New Testament to keep Day for carrying into been slip paid tie up paper In advance will show The subscribers address That the tide of opinion evei years The Jews do not appear to hat the commandments lie was then nffect time long contemplated mal asked which When the ques acre After Colicrny had heel thl date of expiration subscription in Spain is swinging toward the understood the true planetary for the tioner told which one he must murdered n hell in the tower offlack numbers or numbers emitted will belief that the execution of Fran- Cisco origin of their Sabbath was which was not a the Royal Palace at the hour ofthe contradictory reason obey amontrwithout two lbesent If asked Iff upon renewal Ferrer semblance give in Kxo about Snbbithkeeping midnitrht gave the sicnnl to theOne wordcase of dlscontlnuan e of a fair trial was unwar for its institution SIIOULD ANY SUBSCRIBER change his ranted to say the least is eviden dus 22 3117 where it is give Snbbata inns have never yet ex nssemhled companies of citizen Prime Minis the Almighty rested lamed satisfactorily by whose for a trenornl massacre of the HuIor her address ndvln this once giving ced by the fact that as Because both old and new dress as desire tel floret has rescinded the order on the seventh day Time other nuthorify the first day of the enots The Kincr himself fired THE OFFICE of publiatlon of the lilac for the confiscation of Ferrer in Deut 515 where it is giver week waa substituted by then for from the unlace upon those who the fac Time Lord Got the seventh The Hebrew God were flceinor nnst The Prince ofIs at 126128 North Limestone Street property and further by as because Lexington Kentucky to which all Free that Butcher Weyler has so far brought them out from bondag rested on the seventhnot till Hondo and tbo Tintr of Navarre friends between which event first day of the week which is nly saved their lives by croing ttthinkers will be given a hearty come unbended as to promise Egypt the dead man copies of ofIIin an interval of about 25CK tIle day lie is said to have becrun moss nnd anpcnrimr to conform to THE BLADE Is entered at the rostofflr letters received by him just before years his work neither is it nretendcd the Catholic church At least at Lexington Kentucky as second his execution Again that the Such a thing as It Sabbath was that he delivered the Jews from 0000 holnloss persons WEre mar clas mailing matter execution was without due pro unknown except as a Jewish cut the Eervptinns on the first day lored Tip Pono nlf hratcd tIll evidenced by the Puritans and there is no evidence to slim went bv a trrnnd To Demn nm1 isADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS 10 cess of law Ion till the days of the declaration of of the lending of Mint the former over were kent in tIle proolnnmtion of n year of in JAMES E HUGHES Box Lcxlng one a sect of Protestants peculiarly Kentucky jurists of Spain to the cflect that narrow mind und intolerance Thc antivity by the latter on that hi1r Sn11w iindprsrnnd to hI- t from a judicial standopint For first we hear among Christians of dv but on the seventh accord ho oritrin and trVlotion of tin incr to tin Old Testament vhntl is called St RnrMiolomows rer is not dead Nevertheless any particular day being kept as eSlr JI Percy Ward for thir unjudicial fact remains that he is sacred wits in the reign of the im The only authority that Christians Dny Joel M Berry teen years a lecturer of the Na and it begins to appear that tin perial murderer Constantine win possess for a Sabbath is the tional Secular Society of Grea Spanish authorities are rather lifter his conversion to Christian Biblical account of the Jewish H PEROY WARD TO LECTURE Britain who conies to America sorry that it is so Pittsburg Sun tried to force some of the old Decalogue and its institution on with the best of recommendations = Iity doctrines and customs up two contradictory occasions but Morrison House will arrange if possible a lector Bible a Back Number line religion he had newly this is not authentic history The tour through the United States Prof Wm G Summer of Yale among which was the table containing the Decalogue Great Bend Kansas April 6 1910 bcinning this month or next lIe recently said The minister who keeping of the great weekly festi was reputed to have been of vinedesires to communicate with all hoes not forsake theology for sen val of the Roman sungod Sol origin Moses is said to have Editor flue Grass BlndeI ar Fretbought socieites lie may be sutionalism has no place in the he Invincible But this had no ascended a certain mountain ived in this country about two addressed for the present at 221 pulpit today Time pulpit as ar connection whntcIdth the jnrefully keeping his credulous months ago mad have given a number Broadway Great Bend Kansas institution no longer speaks witl Jewish Sabbathfor it was kept followers by penal threats at the of lectures in this city under the authority It tries to persuade on the firsJ day of the weekthe bottom and after forty days in auspices of the Church of Humanit- yIof the Sun An imperial which period he had ample time I arranging a lecture tour The present condition of the and to do this it has to aim af day now It wants to attract edict was issued 321 C com 0 do his carving he reappeared trough the principal cities of thf unborn of future generations and popularity of theall agiVultural la horned and in possession Stales dates find places tile dead of is attention like books theatres the pelling except United My past generations to rest from till work on Decalogue It is needless to SlY follows identical Jf death be lecture pisitform and it has to borers iro as a calamity would not have revenerable tiny of the sun that the deitythelike them to senthen not to be born must likewise have resource which toSolos Venerabilis aired forty lays in produce 22Kansas City Mo sational methods to win success Dies May be a calamity If this is so ca ten cone lamities in the abscnct II People dont care what the Hut this edict which was much a tahlet containing lay 29St Louis may occur of anyone to experience calamities I SAINT AMBROSE 0One of the most celebrated of ancient fnth ors of the church was horn about the year 340 probably at Troves where his father as Prefect of Gaul was want to re side Ambrose received a fortu little omen even in his cradle A swarm of bees covered the slum boring boy and the astonished nurse saw that the bees clustered around his mouth without doing him any harm His father per haps remembering a similar wonder related of Phito for haded r AmIhroseto follow the legal profession Tie soon distinguished himself so much that in 369 he was appoint ed by the Valentinian Prefect of TTpper Italy and Mlilnn In this office his gentleness and wisdom won for him the esteem and love of the people whose prosperity had been much injured by the troubles caused by Arianism Ac cordingly by both Arians and Catholics he was unanimously called to he Bishop of Milan in 374 As a Bishop he won the teem of all Thus he repulsed the Emperor Theodosius himself from the door of the evenI account of his having caused the tj Bible says any more as the nor ality of this hook was written for ancient days Nobody has evei lone what the Bible says What always have done if they tried to do right was to confo to the morals of the group and the time SACRED DAYS 0 By locI M Berry The only sacred day that has from the sevjenThe lay is observed by nearly nil LiviliAd nations as a day of rest From work It originated with the ancient Akkadian moon wor shippers This people occupied a Lract of land in the historic valley of the Tigris and Euphrates about five thousand years before the birth of Christ anti they with the Egyptians may be said to be the pioneers of civilization These kkadians eventually conquered b y the Assyrians from the ruins if whoso empire subsequently rose the monarchies of Nineveh ind Babylon were the inventors of cuneiform wedgeshaped wri oflcliflerentcylinder or tablets Their chief jod was the moon a temple to whom was dedicated on the fop off the tower or teipplc of Babel Each phase or quarter of the lislikcd by the Clirjs inns was re pealed by the Emperor Leo in the ninth century Eusebius says They the first Christians did not observe the Sabbath nor do- we neither do we regard other injunctions which Mosos delivered to he types and symbols because uch things as these do not belong o Christians Time Eastern origin of the Sub bath is made evident to us when e consider the earth as a whole md contemplate the folly of con sidering a space of time sacred when lays are not nilof equal luration all over the world At near the Poles a day nuiy be from three to six months long The Puritinns of the Itith ecu ury confused the Sunday of the oinan pagans nnd of Constantine ith the Hebrqw Sabbath which her read of in the Old Testament These Bibliomnncists with great anaticism laid even cruelty tried to introduce the ceremonial obli rations of the Hebrew Sabbath nto the keeping of Sunday which it had been customary for ninny icnturics to keep as a holiday and with much success for a time which secured four the mthe name of Sabbatarians And the idea ias been kept up in this country h y the retention in the Prayer h ook of the State Church of the Hebrew Decalogue which was of Babylonian origin with a praS allowing each command that the Deity will Incline their hearts to iiandmcnts Iris simple fiat would rarely have been sufficient But the Sunday restday or hoiday is spoken of in modern times in his country as if it were a divine mliuance or as if it were a per mpfory law of nature like the nw of gravitation and a period of time has thus become like 3ible a fetich The only rest necessitated by nature and that can he called a nw of nature is the nightly rest the keeping of which is really of impor ltnce to health There is no ralid ordinllllccjvine or nntur IIIt 0 keep the seventh day as u restday any more than there to keep every sixth or eighth day The idea is simply a relic of Moon iVorshij as is the storyof creation See Evolution of Man hy TTardwieke anti History of Religion by F J Gould ST BARTHOLOMEWS DAY tFrenih La Sf Bnrthclemy Jerman Bnrtholomausnacht ie iartliolomews Night or Bluth ichxeit i e Bloodwedding- The above appellations were riven to the massacre of the Prot istants in Paris on the night of St Bartholomews Day between the 24th and 25th of August 1572 After the death of Francis IL in 1560 Catherine de Medici as Regent for her son Charles IX a ninor in order to annoy the Catholic party of the Duke Francis of JUliO 5Chicago Juno 12 Cleveland too 19 Pitlsburg runo 26Wushington fly 3 Philadelphia Jlliv 10 New York Jllly 17New York July 24Boston July 31 Montreal Ing 7 Toronto lug 14 Buffalo AilS 21 Detroit On the enclosed list arc some of tho subjects of my lectures In the cities where there Free ought Societies I shall be pleased lecture from their platforms gainst idolatry and superstition- In those cities I visit in which here are no such societies Ishall be happy to hear from any friend therein who are willing to assist in the organization of my meetings and to supply mo with information garding available halls Am I imposing too much upon your good nature in asking if you will u kind enough to draw your reads atention to the contents of this utter nnd that of the enclosed hand bill With cordial greetings std incero good wishes I remain Sincerely yours H PERCY WARD The Church Combats All Pro press- Clmristinnity claims the credit for all that has been achieved by civilization including civilization SUNDAY APRIL 24 SPECIAL TRAIN Leaving Lexington 725 A TRIP TO ROME by DR J WILSON The lnti nmtlonnl Congress of thinkers wax held the City of Rome Italy Scptem pr Jot The author attended that Congress ns the Amorlcnn delegate It nn account of travel and personal experiences thnt has received nn universal encomium foi press people In reHnlous donnas and tales of priestly notion are ruthlessly exposed while the general Myle U without com parison In American literature of travel Cloth bound pages Illustrated Address orders to niUB GRASS HLCDE Lexington Ky ill JU llL y Blade Mail Bag y ++ + + + + + + + + tTerse and Pithy Comments from Various Readers on Sundry Subjects FATALISM o Kditor Khulo In your March 20th number ngninsFahllislit t rings lecture What is Fatalism Answer That everything even men and women act as they must If n 1ody is unsupported it falls to the earth in accordance with the im mutable law of gravitation This is Fatalism This far Fn tulism is surely true Oxygen hns affinity for carbon it enters the lungs of man by fixed and eter nal laws of nature they unite gether enabling num to live and grow Thus far Fatalism is sure ly throe as must be admitted by Bro Wade Mr Wade further closes lite ar title with these words I freely admit that we are creatures o f circumstances or environment more or less but these circumstan ces or environments have ever been in the mnin as to grnctllnll advance man from the lowest order of life un to the hieh position he now holds in the order of crew lion Allowing what he nifty claim for the worls more or less he admitted that Fatalism is a builder a creator Yes nature consists in force and muttier which occupy space nil we have never discovered any thing else in the whole universe and there seems no room in the wild flights of the brain to imag ine it All the elements of these of matter are governed by unchangeable laws All is Fatalism then for mutter in its elemental state To down Fatalism we have to raise a miracle Miracle is the great anarchist of lawful nature If there is no miracle in the ele mental stages of matter there none in the complicated form fo the complicated is brought about by the behavior or act of the simple or elemental So matter and force does as it has to do in all its forms or in other words Fatal ism is universally true You see to deny Fatalism one has to as scone an exception a miracle where none has ever been proved It is thought by some that where intelligence and the power of choice comes in there fatalism departs But this is surely a mistake Even the elements have an elemental intelligence and choice Oxygen chooses carbon and knows it from other eements etc But it knows as it must and it chooses as it must If Fatalism is true we should no preach it we are toldits it would give criminals a license under the excuse that they are doing what they must Well had we ought to teach a lie when we must think it Inn the best moral effect Now I believe that many lire doing that very thing I believe that the majority of the judges law makers and those composing boards of pardon are Fatalists hut they are cautious about letting themselves bo known on this subject yet enough conics out that we may he sure that they hold that very way Does that doctrine prevent thorn from punishing criminals on the ground that it is unjust It would be unjust to the balance of immunity not to punish them Punishment is one of the necces SHIT environments thrown about the criminal for hiY reclamation mid the protection of society This doctrine does not prevent the legal executives from punish ing crimnils hut it inspires them to punish in kindness and in view of good results in place of pun Hiing for revenge It has laid aside the dungeon thumb screw the rack and the endless hell of the past The doctrine of Fatalism is reclaiming thousands of unfortunate eriminnls while the theory increased crime and wretchedness Fatalism says if you would prevent crime you must study the criminal and his environments Antifatalisun says there i no room for investigation along this line for there is no connection between the spon tan IOUS will of tIll criminal and the rest of nature The doctrine of Fatalism affords us useful knowledge for the elevation of human ity if there is a chance now and then for a weakling to stumble through its influence not having studied it in connection with oth lJ er folds with which it has to do like a horse that may be killed bj eating too much cornits useful qualities will far overbalance the urmful The Evolution of Responsibility The lowest animal will repel other animals from encroaching on its rights if it is able to do so nut for revenge or a sense of right or wrong hilt simply for the en joyment of the bone of conten tion Time goes on 11111it be comes involved in nuuly a battle brought about by this defense fill the quality of anger is evohi ted Still later having repeated fights with the same animal it cvolutes the quality of holding a grudge still later this grudge is evoluted into what we could call a desire for justice as held in store for time culprit MJen were not far in advance of the brute when they instituted laws and courts for the trial of criminals If Fatalism were true would it be wrong to punish the dog heynot same sense of responsibility that we do And yet is he not totally the pro duct of his ancestors and his en vironments foil does be not do precisely as he must Do not flies and bees and trees and grass do as they must Why not then the smut thing of man Is there purpose in nature Yes but in her products only do we know it to exist we have evidence of it in organized creat ures There are vast fields where the evidence strongly points the other way The purposeful has been generated from the non purposeful Purpose does not eem to he an eternal quality it is fixing up things to accord with other things that they were not before in accord with singlerthat will be in any way led into ice by rending this article I am very truly A SNOW Helpful Hints on Health by Bro Weaver Mr James K Hughes Dea- rSirThere are tinny things which are injurious but not under stood as to cause a knowledge of which might lead to its avoidance as weal as the adoption of reme dial agencies I will ask for space in your pa per hoping to benefit sonic sufferer Bile is a poisonous substance velopcd in man but which is of vital necessity in the human economy Either not accumulat ing in the system or being divert ed front its natural office it renders life a burden or nn impossi bility11111 while being eliminated from the system it serves to excite peristalic motion as well as to prevent inflammation of the mu coils surfaces of the alimentary ductAny impaction of the bowels that prevents a proper flow of the Vile generally results in n flux of mucous surfaces or tion Clthartic in any form serves but to flush Ilio pile away depriv into us of the advantages to be derived front bile making the continuance of physictaldng im norative Starch lioiner divested in the toinnch tt lnle must pass he yowl it follows that bread pota toes or bonus saturated witv rrins must also pass stow ch and rot in the svstem as there is no nvniW food value in beans hailed witHi pork greasy bread and fried potatoes every grnin of starch being incnpsulatcd with decomposed fat driven all through it by beat and the break ing down of the starch by decay overworks the kidneys which is followed by rheumatic ulcers etc Under such conditions soups have no food value as they cau c the bowcs to be a laboratory for the culture of disease germs Beans should be boiled in wa ter Bread should be made of eoirsely ground grain If we feed horses grain or fine flour without rouffhness they would soon die of indigestion time sane is true of Concentrated food being indigestible packs in the stomacb generating foul gas which coin ing in contact with oxygen often develops dipthcria in children or +t ++ Xt + + 19091909-s y iBlue Grass Blade Bound volume i Containing Fiftytwo Copies of The Blade and all handsomely y + bound in Blue Buckram with gold letters 4 i 300 Reduced from last years price 300 i Subscribe NOW and get your name on the list in time J i A STILL BETTER OFFER 1 j For Five New Subscribers For Five New Subscribers i Ze We will send ONE COPY of the Bound Volume a 4 FREE OF COST t To person sending us five new subscribers in one club at the regular rates before Dec 31 1909 iTHE CLUB IS PREFERABLE GET UP ONE SECURE A COPY FREE 4 r iBLUE GRASS BLADE Lexington Ky J + + + + t + + tt+ + ++ + + + + + + aciduliiting the saliva rots their teeth early in life We wish to point out 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OUT COUPON SEND TODAY L T StMuDertGutlo THUorltsbops AKRON OHIO 1t t1 1 of Ifsatbfutory Joonot Signature ddreu citySlate Date c hs hWik471Wy14 llW7l4 TlSTtFJftlsJlti III r T ANTIQUATED Continued from Page IIthatas gods As the delirious patient sees the nonexistent in his delir ium as tho dying man beholds the angels he was taught to believe in or the devil that is a reen forcement of his Trinity so do we hug to our breast the corpse of dead and useless precedent Truth to man is what has come down to him as truth not what he has subjected to the laboratory of his reason There can be no greater insult to him than a request for proof of what he has been taught to believe Better impugn his ve racity on the known and possible than his faith on the unknown and impossible Every sacred idiocy is hedged about with sane tity Do you know the chief and most faithful guardian of all this Woman There is something in majestic nonsense that appeals to her emotions There are no con secrated monkey shines in super stitions service that would not collapse without her selfsacrifice and fanatical zeal Dont you know that No Ah indeed People are moral cowards witjholding not onlv their own ions but their favorable opinions of him who dares to voice their beIliAfknow their strennrth he unconven tionat Come fruit falls when rine some when decaved some only when the tree is shaken Marriapp is necnliarlv cursed with tbp dictto of the Until Intelv this union was for the rmrnos of adduic to the snleI tion Olibacv in woman tnrfffit 04 corn and barrenness a enrs Tie vnlnp ofn wifp was remilatod by bpr fertility and the more Ttrnliflp quo wop the more she was hailed R1I SRprlnrt thou nmOTi women Of Intk ponprf r the unmarried and the nhlrilpga fie app ofj ns the mother J irrinrr for Plntnn1omnlJT r 7ql kn nm vn na 11Igory ag tTio nllTipfi horn of tol lore Womnn boa diconv tp1 dint fshe nrMilfl nl1YitI she Tnnet lain bpT plj tTint non rn nrripf TftTlld Vp nrvnpT1 flint it iv not flue inflivM fll the ernnrlnr Tp nnltpalnor flint TnaVp tlrn TTOTt 1t tlio iTvpoitvmifv to tvTOnnirP SJio line ndmt flintmlln elirnlryn vprv 1natfnl ifrlnnq littlo to- f ngirln fun vnrdjn of rho 5TT nrmmnn ienn nil fhnrn flvnnran ir7nirnnfnnnn far tun Pmntr- hlnnrdiahm n fa of1m rwlin Tina lrnn Inn hems on lio- nriplot linnrf n1- fh n hn nn bar TionTr Tf qhn hne Tppri nirrTif POP tnhnon t1oqn11p n rvlnv and the cnnlerl lip Few of us understand tbat while the world movps WP moat move with it ChonOe of date is phaporp ofatnte TIP old is nt the fouridntion for thin npw WP have nothing wortn bavin that was not horn on the dptli bpd of some pbprisbed idenl Tinhorn future blptnnfTS are stirring in the womb of the present We know not whither WP nor when hat a few dnvs will suffice to consinm ns tin onlivion Tav we tnkn with us all that will hamper by its ex ample tnoe that follow T believe some people would rather die of Appendicitis than ngerifipe the riidinentnrvherlonm flint enticed it There is a famili ritv nbont the practical nrespnt frnn bt with contempt Who an prpointes nropinnuitv with its nag Ribilitips if he can invoke the post throng memory history or trade ann What a pMnble ob pet is the reaptioni Who was the En rrlisb bishop who trove to retnin tltpthqt looks much likp nnHf And the d5tin mishpd Prenohman who wished a law passed to prevent Ahe natural pbanee that the French hire nthnr ton niP8 mast undergo What did that 3nllic apostle of staonatinn know of compirativp philosophv About as much as mien knew of comparative anatomv Did h know that the inspired words Slunkesnpnre were horn in the months f filthy bnboonn and wprp improvpd bv adaptation until pv are fit to p inf the snni of Lear the misnntbronv of Timon era the HRsion of Rumen and Jnlipt Thnt tTp liiTiirinTit and flpxiMp OrppV tun plparpnt Lntin flip nbilopon ip rcrmnn the very vprsinn of Wvpliffn are hilt the inlipritnppR rom fprn aria nine arms TTm fpnprnton nn to be pomnlimpptpd in mnob 01 wbnt it knowp ns on what it Vpowg it doppnt knew Never Tipforp in the liiotorv of in HepJ nnl development has lie littl mnn knows seemed to him so little and the much he doesnt know so modern scientist who is not modest as persistent is a rara avis Tlio world thanks to science is in a state of rapid transition before never dreamed of We are confronted with a few old inherited scarecrows but evolution is marching on The origin of life is almost known our descent from the lower animals known Man wants but breathing time to show what is in him a longer interval between wars and reciprocal throatcutting to shake off the chains of custom and the shackels of rusty precedent THE GRAPEVINE BRIDGE A bright son of that bright ape who invented the art of nut cracking made a discovery Hav ing regaled himself andsatisfied all his bodily wants for it will be remembered that the family were people of wealth and had been especially provided for by the goodframeplenty of time for observation study and travel and the daugh wherebyjThis bright son sat one day ob madeIhad no way to reach the other nndItrrapevine which a recent storm had torn from its fastenings and it now lay han nng over the ra vine side trailing many feet along the bottom Why not null upon the frep end and make it fast on the other side to eon venient tree Happy tboutrht Thp thought habit seemed to mn of Nut Crnpkiner and be whose wealth rennired a spppial pnmr1 nnd attracted attention in far fovmtriesT n 1KiautrPrlrrd the gaga of in this nsrtieular ape family for- ivna nt tri father the Tpvpntv ropplike4bVid e take firm fixture in tha mind of this RM thnn PP tine wars begun to realize Toll inrr fro liig aid pomp of tlfl Nut Onckors dependents and bv dint ofxrrrriftji milling turrtriner and swentof brow they plnmborpd UP the opposite tide of the rnvine and made fast the vine about the foot of a trep Then the text was made The original Bridge Build er wns first to cross then follow pd bis helpers with many shouts nnd rieq of joy for they felt the pTnltatioii of having made a useful discovery The shouts soon brought hither many other apes to see and won der then to tar the bridnR for themselves The Wise sends gathered about as was their ems torn and voted a resolution of honor anon the Prid re Tinker Rnt bp said little looked wise and thonebt much The travel from one side of the ravine to thin other was heavy and news of the bridle soon spread far and wide and the day following mnnv rinps ramp to use- tun bridee Imagine their aston ishmnnt when they found an arm iiard nt either endwho fincrered their clubs and snid Orders are one nut is to he pnid for each ape crossing the bridre r1Rv wbo e orders HThe Bridge Builder owns the bridge Dig np the nut or you dont cross the bridle see There and then arose a crrpat contention A mob gathered and threatened violence The guard was doubled linn the Wisp Reads issued a decree In the interest of Pence and Order and for the pro teetion of Property they said the apes should ero peacefully shout their business and refrain from violence Havinor Trent resnpct and rev prencp for these decrees the neo ale obeyed with some reluctance But nt the next session of the council one appeared who han in the Nut Praekers riots called ini plf the Champion of the Pen ales Rights He nrcrned the ease The ravine he said belonoed to thp apes as a whole this was be arcertain portion of the enrtM the vine was a s much the prop ertv of one as another The nridpe was useful idea hat such on invention should hniopn to the- rinca in common and for their rn lindercd nee Tt was only oplfioli iooq andnend tlint nroniptpd the- Rrdvc niiJlflnr to evnt tsnpb heavy fflll Tt was fnltv pnonnrh that lie ln bonorpd nnd rnnted T11f Qfleient fn lq nneAg Being of a wealthy family and t having full appreciation of its value the Bridge Builder hired an advocate for then as now apes and men are ready to take either side of any question for a hire This advocate said the originalinvention the Bridge Builder If the passersby did not care to use the bridge and pay the toll they could do as before follow the laborious paths down the ravine sides The Bridge Builder did not compel any one to use the bridge yeti if so it was only just and right that his skill and industry should be rewarded After a long deliberation tIle Bridge Builder was granted a special franchise and for many seasons the passing apes contrib uted to his wealth until he out ranked his father and became known as the richest ape in the land a fact that gave the Bridge Builder and his family great comfort They oftten walked more erect and held their heads hi1 for it is an uplifting thougn think that you have by some IeI advantage wrested a fortune from your fellows While tIle Bridle Builder was absent in a far country seeking n market for his surplus wealth which the apes at home were too poor tfo buy rival Bridge Builders STlrnn up and more bridge were built Rushing home the Bridge Builder asked the Wise Heads for nn injunction to prevent all apes from using other hridges con stmctcd on the grapevine twin ciple clnimjn it was an infringement on his rights as the Original Builder He asked for a patent and that the injunction he made pernetnal After nnifth careful nnd long continued deliberation the patient and injunction were rrnntedand again there was much iov and fenstinrr for the Nut Orapker family were famous for their generosity and liberali tv Thereupon the Brine Builder through wise and careful as welt as discreet agents bargained for themebridges ftm J agents said to get a fairy pyict avayinways wanted to do what was fair and right The last reports from the puce say that the Bridge Builder JJpw employs an army of ones to care of and operate his property wie has greatly multiplied the number of his brideres in all parts of the realm This furnishes em ployment nnd a livelihood to many poor apes who would oth erwise have to till the soil or dti some other distasteful labor the is sometimes snoken rf as a fjnp tain of Industry vet T am told hpi tnke meat pride in the fact that Me father once worked at the trade of nutcracking Renort has it that tIle Bridee Builder is now devising wavy and means both wise and good to nriyp back to the public the wealth he hAS taken by the process of toll for his many bridees As his veara advance and death comes closer he realizes that after nil the individual is prosperous in the loner run only as the whole mass is prosperous Tf an ex pensive propp to tha Rope of Anes to teaeb tbs truth wjipn the glamour and newer of weqltb i oo ntfrftivp Dr Blanchnrd in Nhw and Here T I Inferior generations continut unlly evolve superior ones Races from priestridden Ireland er many and Italy come here ignorant and brutal and in the course of a few generations develop into magnificent men ami women In ferior fruits lowers hogs cat tle and horses continually propa pratie the higher Invert the pro cess for a few millions of years we must rid ourselves of Bible chronology and it requires no difficult stretch of our imagination to trace man to the ape and it to the lowest order of animal life Read Haeckel and you can trace the dawn of intellect to the monad the cell or the sac which miniature stomach finds crude ileasureable sensations in the assimilation of food In its struggle to gratify this pleasure it develons more complex structure memory energy reason etc To the intellect of an Emerson a Tumboldt and a Spencer it but nn evolutionary process Time does and degree explains the rest AMOS THE PROPHET 0 s Amos the Hebrew phophet- vns n herdsman of Tekou in the ahdIs P During the reigns of Uzziah in Judah and Jeroboam in Israel about 784 B C he came for ward to denounce the idolatry then prevalent His prophetical writings as given in the Old Tes lament contain in the first six chapters denunciatory express ions of the divine displeasure against the people of severalstatc particularly that of Israel on ac count of the worship of idols As Ruckert poetically expresses it The thunderstorm rolls over aU the surrounding kingdoms touches Judah in itp progress and at length settles upon Israel The three remaining Chapters contain his symbolic visions of the approaching overthrow of the kingdom of Israel and lastly a promise of restoration The style of Amos remarkable for its clearness and picturesque vigor abounds with images taken from rural and pastoral life The canonicity of the Book of Amos is well attested both by Jewish and Christian authorities Philo Josephus and the Talmud include it in the list of inspired writings It is moreover twice quoted in the New Testament see Acts 7 42 and Acts 1516 SCIENCE LIFTING THE VEIL FROM THE MYSTERIES OF THE PAST By C E Johnson FranciscoCal Andrew H Blackiston a New York scientist who arrived from Central America on the liner San Jose reports the discovery in the mountains of Honduras of a sa cred cave in which he found 20C copper hells which were made he believes not less than a thou sand years ago Blackiston visit ed the cave which is about fifty miles from Pimiento disinterred the hells and is taking theme to Washington where he will give them to the National Museum The hells range an size from watch charmi to a set of chimes Cnn of them are decorated with wire JWOrkj some nrft islet in- a fan n into f ex sn e Amtan reremomnlBonner niioisp Near the cave be fonnd the mine from which the copper of which the hello were made had been taken- CommentThe discovery of the copper bills and a ceremonial mask points back and gives us some ideas of the ancient superstitions of Central American civ ilization of a thousand years ago There is not a scientist but what wishes to lift the veil from the dark tombs which contain the great treasure of relics in order that we may form some concepts of the true history ofancient man In the near future we should have a fair history of the extinct civilization of America with the great scientists of today delving digging and searching into the mounds tombs pyramids caves and temples A young champion win he born to interpret the bier lelyphies then the world will know of the great nations eov rniments and empires that existed end of the rent superstitions as well as their highest attain ments in science and civilization And again here is another clip rrinrr from the Chicago Saturday Rlade in reference to the conclu sins reached by a scientist eon icrnine a skull unearthed a few years ago at Gibraltar Tondon March 17ProL A fCeith curator of the Museum of Royal College Surgeons who has been engaged in examination of the prehistoric skull unearthed at Gibraltar some years ago an nounces his conclusions chief of which is that the skull is that of a woman who must have lived at least 600000 years ago This skull has been the object of examination of many scientists md many theories have been formed concerning it Keith approached the task of lifting the veil from the past with a new system of intricate measurements md al the resources of science at his back and compared the skull with all other available prehistoric relics to reach his present conclusion These conclusions reached and tIle source they came from is cer ainly placing a corncob under the tail of the theological teach of Christianity lings long will the great mass go on and believe that a God whom science cannot discover spoke the world into existence about six thousand years aco- Madill Okla H1 i t J J Why Monism What Is tho matter with plain and comprehensive Ma terlnllsm The latter defines correct ly the great science of universal exls tence and Implies that matter Is the solo reality Monism refers to a unity of existence only but falls to define what this unity Is It might ply Pantheism or Spooklsm It Is a poor substitute for grand old and vulnerable Materialism Wettsteln After tho prodigal son had arrived prodIgaldaughter will you also bring out a fat ted calf for her queried the friend of the family No responded the old man with chuckle I shall bring out a box of fudge Chicago Ne- wsA Voice from Dear Old Georgia ROME GAMr Jas B Hughes Am well pleased with your paper and shall continue to subscribe for It at tho expiration of the years subscrlp tlon As far as I con learn of many of your subscribers are mostly on my line viz Atheists I can nowhere find anything true about a god or future life and since the absence of proof they do not exist for me I send you enclosed a newspaper clipping from Atlanta Out of same you can learn how hard the forces ol superstition are fighting to spread their miserable rot but they forget that the whole world does not sist of our country the U S and that the great nations of the Old World are awakening fast even the Catholic countries are getting tired of It and the Immense work they have to put In here shows that things ate not extra The reason for sending the clippings Is to draw your attention to the ortho dox churches whose hypocrisy Is beyond bounds These lovers of peace and good will extend such only to their own crowd while they hate everything else that wont cringe down to them A fair example Is the clip ping about Judas Iscariot Did that miserable preacher bring this out with any good Intention Ono and a halt per cent of the people of the co sereyy defe eele en privilege thesec4lsr press JoFrdwtfn t4T4te pit lag wayiwhi i th Isoariof business is brought ouirf a mske shift nil through the 7Sio7o transaction and not based up aipartlclo- of truth for tho JewBft1tti that neither he lived their country The idea ofa greats Pe fUr God walking this earth l3 yirs and havIng great multitu fellowing him standing IlongstlitM rIn an open field and ln 1 r le Roman soldiers to find 1na had to kiss him to let thfi w that this was tho Christ thtEItog forcan anything ulous The whole res tiiir friendly feeling of the c tttthe doctrines of the Jew and Universalists cam tife with orthodoxy as thphori- ginal sin hell redem and the fables of the B cut out It would have Christ had lived for thej millions of innocent ulL n have been sacrificedlY I send you also the clfpplrm on lag the message of tho apchll4eW- Christianity ought toYhtdlwhen socalled pagans e example of peace and good I1i also the Jewish peoplitore rslans r That Atlanta preachestookett care not to give his Ic turQ on t X 3436 or Luke 1927 prto your father and mother and hel ot your relations I viNS I write you this so that s omo aIft writer may tako up thoZidei anti up a good article Withybtlstt vs for your paper and to a lmYt ei low Freethinkers whom of Peoplq- I love the best I p M G remnltIYJO f To assume a beginnlIg pe clal form is correct toraiJ i be roorclal forms have a t ore they must end Andtest- uff Is eternal in tho pas eternal In the future AndjlM is universally active now Jo have been eternally actioo t lnd therefore will beto Ivy In the future Otto Wat t La Grange Ill 1i h I1f Carnegie Foundatio anytof Agnostfc The Los Angeles of recent date contajr lowing The Carnegie FJf a fuses its aid to colleW denominationalandro r may pe irrf rf i joy in the days of their retire ment the pension provided by the Foundation several colleges have cancelled their denominational lationship This has caused con siderable criticism especially at the recent Chicago meeting of the Presbyterian Alliance of the World where one speaker declar ed the Carnegie Foundation to be the most significant movement of modern times in the interest of ag nosticism in general education Another speaker charged that col loge and university students of the country are being taught lax views concerning not only the Bi ble and religion but also good morals and that the Carnegie Foundation is one of the factors largely to blame for this Tf dynamite cannot blow up a spirit why doesnt some good andwell meaning spirit desiring to cnlicrhtcn the world on snirit al things nresent himself to some medical collecre for dissec tion diagnosis and analysis so hunt the worldwould know at once what constitutes snirits and thus nut an end to nil doubts Rnirits are immortalvonknfvw andsuch a snirifarinn in Mo snno of hnmanitarinn ennllnffer such an operation comnlnpotitlv soar hover flv move or wnllr Imnk to his abode A Complete Answer Ono of the smartest foes of the lionklor ja Dr Afaonnmnra whose witty replica to nnpsHTi hav oft n turned the lnnc on his side U Are von in favor of flue ror eal nf tlin lilnRnlirwv lows askednn nvnitprl old IniJynt ono of his a ronliorl TV TMW ely I am a golferrA lie that ahavs oonnlains is never pitiedderman Proverb Two Paced Babies UNot that deceit is a horn in stinct but some hahic must he two faced in the cradle U Ob that not possible Oq1 ltaif1p a child lThat looks its rich an nt when she comes on a visit and isthe ex eire of its rich uncle when he hap riens to be there Doa THE ORIENT by t Charles Chilton Moore yfVhen a young man the author had HolytaniJaupwthp Journey and returned home He itii8det the trip by rail and boat about ears before his death This 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