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JLU13 GRAS BLADE IVOLUME XVIIIJL BhAayd dLEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY MAY C Number iwr y c DffENSI ii Of the Creator AgainsKftpe Inspired 1 Word IIr Speech of Ur Iska spoken Czech translated by cJWasta Introduction The theme Gods Defense Against Priests sounds however somewhat pe cullar tIs not only a simple wit nor Jest It would Indeed appear as It thoro prevails the best harmony between God and his servants the priests In tact the friendship only on slded Tho priests can and must lovo God tot he entirely patiently and kindly accepts everything from them They can talk the greatest foolishness In the name of God and God silently stands It all they can carry out the greatest rascality and he does not defend himself against Priests therefore have ho reason to be unsatisfied with God Otherwise It with God Priests In suit abuse and are making him laugh able dally I know It well and for reason being In sympathy with God dwclded to bring public complaint agalnsl the priests and by that I will take the defense of God The priests must not grow angry for this for they themselves play every Sunday In a pulpit that they are the attorneys of God though they allliot produce any authority that would signed In Gods own handwriting The priests will of course say Our priestly office empowers us to detend I however answer them that this the claim of the priestly office Is eon Insult to God for God as It writ 4 tenln the Bible promised to Aaron thntkthe r Rf seusiln ISelusively foreve a monopoly jev s and kt someone who does not omt Levis generationwoe dare to play that he lsa priest he must die Does parishioner Mri P Kohlbeckand the rest of Czech priests come from vis generation which belongs to Aral African Semltohometlc race Never They all belong to the Caucasian Indo European race and there fs not a drop of blood In them of Gods chosen gene atlon of Levi In spite of that they claim the office of priest which Ood forever gave to Levis sons They are making an old grandma out of God who speaks this way today and that way tomorrow They are making out of God a man without charade who does not keep his word and breaks his positive promises Besides that It also contains a crime to bound personal liberty of God Eve every person has the right to choose his servants at his pleasure Is It only Ood who has not this right And If by that Gods vote fell directly on Levis gener atlon what right have other people to force themselves for his servants Of course Levls generation not the best bloom of mankind and we must only wonder that God chose just them for his servants but we have no right to chang and disturb the vote Against taste there no dispute Division of Speech The charges and complaints God must have against priests would make a long line For summary wo will divide then Into complaints concerning the wrong that are done to God by priests a In heaven b In purgatory and c or earth In hell as we know the devl rules and It Is therefore none of God business that priests want to prescribe and for that reaeven there to the devil son we will not act on that today haps some other time under the theme Devil and Priests a How Priests Wrong God Heaven Priests spoiled and soiled Gods hea ven At first no one knew about ven Moses had no presentiment about It and God though he spoke personally with Moses always avoided telling him anything about heaven At that time God In fact was a master there He took whom he wanted there As soon as the priests learned that there was a heaven they pronounced themselves an thorlzed and licensed contractors for heaven Now God can no longer choose heavens Inhabitants himself lIe must accept what tho priests send him As we know it Is heaven the same as In the army there are the cadre e ordinary or common heaven Inhab Rants ai 1rsI er saints and angels Every nllnary priest has tho right to send J e cadre there He gives absolution to t villain t rowlng In the bargal1apos tles blessing the socalled In eo mortis wlthwhlch Is connected f forgiveness and Ood must open the e to the penitent lain and accept i In the heavenly gion The office e saints and saint esses are furrilthere by the Pope Such officers pent such proclaim making a salntSJcQats a large sum money The p not firm however but for less thais yod000 lire It cannot be fixed In Rome that explalHs why the saints and salntle are almost all from majestic famlllt wealthy people cannot permit ti3selves the luxury to have a member f theTr own family to be proclaimed mnts nut noblemen greatly favor It eclally In Spain It has a good toneJqmajestic circulars to have a fewamong your fathers There mpfords boasts ofth lr saints as theydcQ arts of their swe t hearts ballets gHjhprses At the Ing party the co KeM for Instance fsay to the print gX Your Serene dghness how many taints do you hamP your prlncelyfam Jly The prlnce8jthat they have ThenlItgjgjis triumphantly In lie eye of the cgttflgws which sweetened With Godlyrise she explains what u consolation J or her that she a sa urjirupon It gautltty- The r prinuess comes home exited tuns to her princely husband Ilnd ilready on the step of her room calls Tills la a scandals I trust let that Idled countess tell me this No this must be changed The husband listens to what Is going on he bows his head and begins to explain to his wife that heI honestly cannot gather a sufficient sum ut money to procure two new saints The princess gets spatfns ehe lalutS and the husband yields Ho borrows the money nom a Jew and then every thli goes smoothly From the lineage Isldor who lived years back Is chosen and Arabell who died years ago is also selects With the mediation of the Bishop the pply to home for the proclamation de larlng these two ancestors saints The lope ordains a commission designates an attorney for Holy Church who must look after their merits and another torney for the devil who should search for the bad traits and habits they had The latter of course will find nothing bad The former I e attorney of holy church will think out a line of merits which naturally no one can disprove sides that it is proven that Isldor and rubella could perform miracles oor Instance once over years ago It rained for a long time and upon the praying of Isldor the sun scattered the clouds and that at another time poor womans goat did not milk bu Arabella kneel when the compassionate edtand prayed the goat gave Immedl ely an Immense jar of milk ThI makes everything correct The print pays the fixed taxes and tho Pope Issue a decree to Isldor end Arabella makln them officers In heaven friends of Got The princess at first opportunity over- trumps the countess with her six salute and the Catholic world has two more hew diatom In heaven Only Uod waslIl- fated by It They again forced on two more heaven Inhabitants who hails were disgraces to humanity will on earth and now they spoil the llurlty- and grandeur of heaven Judge yourselves if God has not right to complain and make charges that- the priests have spoiled his heaven such rabble as they have delivered ant forced upon him Consider also tha ally such persons desire the priests forgiveness whose conscience Is the darkest when the ones who lived honorably died peacefully even without a priest lIe who however refuses to confess to priest Is sent to hell even If he was best To the penitent villain they give forgivenellil and export him to heaven In this way gets the better mate- rlalOod or the Devil Docs It not Ood angry when the Devil In hell holds tJ 1 l his belly with laughter whenever some priest sends to heaven with hU forsive ness such educated pickpocket dr murderer whose profession became hit sea ond natude and who will perhaps not leave that business alone even In heaven Yes the prlebts apolledand dirtied Godi heaven 2 The Priests deprived God of govern mentln heaven Formerly God was a maste In heaven He did what he derstood and wanted No one could talk to him about it Here life clergy agreed that the Virgin Mary must have been taken to heaven and also with body Cunsldei what a change must have taken place First there were only God angels and souls as heavena 1abltanb therefore all spirits Now a lady haa r rived a whole ladywith soul and body low much of bother and workIt must save fakenttbefore everything was ar ruiigelrso Miit te lte venwoUlda110 inswer the purpose for the bodily n essarlesfhe ftod was entirely put nto the shade lie was and Is only soula simple souland wjio d yonder that he was wholly overlool md all attention woe paid to the Virgin Mary whom they seated we und tend with body on a throne and pro ilalmed her a queen of heaven The star of God the kind Father but tt simple faded by the side of thlspowerf q nIn human form The priests comprehended at once new course In heaven they dropped and took hold of the Queeniof Ile- aenf some one doubt the God not wronged by It Just go to church and step how they sing tlieru about the Virgin Mary It never was heard thil ou would forsake some one who was omlng to yout C ask you men how would you like people would sing publicly about you that it was never heard that everything wall not always done the way your mistress bossed God must be pleased when the congregation not only talks but also sings that hers under the slipper of eu nury- oduta tta tae utrlulInt the uiy uuuiu muue tsxcusu- e ecause me inoinerwof me son or ffSi u meutuer or the reign ng ahity ail o oiiuaal4layJWlltnK jnarivlienu mottiet ruita in a fam eiy r wen if would even whlll excuse the priests he has at least the Kill to lament teat they put him under guurtliunsh of u whole swarm truwnly otHceia tialuts und sulntuell ota it not make one mud that goerllmemjwho The same vho lie in wait by the public highway u passerby so he could get his purse hU possession who utter three or four mdred years utter It was forgotten earth what tricks he was doing he u decree from the Pope making him u saint which allows him the prlv legeof talking about everything to God When God cult no more stand the callt of some earthly Inhabitants aud ht raises his arm to punish him lIome Saint Profunlclus Jumps to him artd catches him and holds him ha clams that the rascal on earth is hisl e a Iadorer of Profunlclus Under these circumstances ro one blamt Cod when he coinptutiis and oral charges agJinU priesti and aspoiiall ullIlnllt the Popi who dealint i aim lIalnts who deprive him uf power vanhell iesldes this 1iaciiliijjHTf r19tS- thut stints wist 5poal llTt peoploto God a git tjjnsul re It us If he wis furl5u dead strange people must huiJ so lit would not break his ohil Utn to pLnebart thclle re all ttI o teach and prcuji bnUl thlt- Goll is most till r erit oral at the same Urns that suiira iustai1 to him to be Joni bait a not tu torture tlism uselessly a th fiuicuio it ji o teach on ont side of the catechism that God is most just and on the other to turn that ho does not care for tice but at the praying of heavens uncle und aunts saints and salntesacs he minds tQ teach on one side of catechism that God Is most kind sincere and on the other to declare that It Is necessary to havo mediators him Is so much as to make fools only of believers but also of their Ood lth such teaching the priests hav unllermlnell the confidence Impartiality allll Justice of God much that would wish torun for county Judge would not get a single vote for nowhere do they want a Judge who does not gov ern himself by paragraphs and law who would pass a judgment according the advice of different uncles and uunta Tho priests In fact deprived God of the power In heaven and made him Lr tool offcsalnts which the Pope named blThe Pope Rules Absolutely t Purgatory- As clergy left only a shade of gov ernmenj In heaven they left him no Id purgatory at all God can t andnet not liberate a single soul from purgatory The Pope could as Saint Tliomaaw Aquinas says clear out the whole Miurgotory If he would give full forgiveness to the souls In purgatory God i therefore thankful only to the Pope jhat he has the purgatory yet Of come the holy teacher also says the will not ruin the purgatory ror Pile reasons these practical rea tons the purgatory Is an Inexhaui egol mine for the Iope and priests The llglous do everything that the rlest prescribe and will pay whateverI s jjjyfmay ask only so that they getI rglv less for their dead relatives andI thus liberate their souls from purgatory l e church teaches that some people bwter and more virtuous than It iecessAry for them In order to be al ed go to heaven That what moro they reive In merlin than Is required for ute necessary admission fee to heaven here ood people leave It on earth and he Pipe Inherits It In this way It fathered unto the Pope like In some truce reservoir an Immense mass of reo malnl The Pope like a wise nnnWil not however have these mer Its tpTrot on a pile for there are people on earth looking for them who feel that theyrnot hays enugh of merits and who 1tfear that their own merits are not Il for tho admission fee to caveat will gladly buy a portion of these emaliilng merits from the Pope This is called forgiveness end full for Iveness when he sells them so largo a oreon that it obtains an admission fee to haven whole il s utipuruiit hoot these remalnuig er s ale goous mvlslule und no one but the rope hot much of ou lie lies lett yet but the store luveempty In regard to shut we will ny Jlie rope is never stingy with goo r Every wince ne announces tr emu merciful riummtr a geurat ileSf these remaining merits lorglv nesslTaiid hu the Merciful Summe IdWih aluisclase setoff and reds tilt merits furlhet iOn as lhele were no hole made In the pile According to the views of the churcll uhd the teachings of tine priest God jppostd to uutcn ttie scales ut the death eel y Iiersou uii one plate he puts merits of the dead and the penalty that to befall him for Idb sins on the other It the plate containing merits rerbulunces the containing the J penalty thu punishments are repeatell and the soul of the dead Is allowed to go to heaven If there are less merits than mlshmunts then the soul Is sent to purgatory where It Is tried so long ann nad to suffer so much punishment that- the plate with the fixed penult weigh onl us much as the other plate weigh then the soul Is accepted In heaven lust think now how cunningly prletft cheats God by It When some one ho it dying that Is a good friend with- tht priests they give him under name forgiveness such a load the remaining merits that the plate talnlng merits weighs much more than- tht plate with deserved punishments God shakes his head at It for he knows- that he has before him a soul whic- hneer did anything good and deserving- but he cannot help himself he must- take It to heaven But still more opens his eyes when unexpectedly u soul come to heaven which he Just yesterday- sent to purgatory for 500000 years cause It did not have enough merits ow at once It has more merits than It neells How did it happen Very elm p The pious survltors ordered a masll to be rend at the privileged altar for the unfortunate soul and as full for Iensll is connected with this mass the soul was liberated from purgatory amI God must he wants to or take tt to heaven Jullge again If God has not the right tn make complaints against priest owing to the way they cheat him In regard to gatory They are constantly rakln- oel souls In purgatory and catching those for which the religious lIurlvors paid and they throw even worst trash to God In heaven c How Prints Cheat God e Earth the priests turn God this way hMven and purgatory where they can not reach him directly we can Imagine- what they are doing to him on earth- Here they put God entirely Into reserva- tlon and even dont give him that On earth the priests left God only as n firm name over their stores but not talk to them In regard to buslncs9 careful business man wll- llean the name of nn old chief which has Continued on Page 4 LJT T CHURCH j For Years looked Upon as Clearing House for Paradise By John Emerson Roberts Minster ly the Church of This WjrJ Kansas City do not know why the nnmin e must be put Into the wine pri of ferlng and pain before It givs forthc best yet that the law The lVIld doesnt find Its Inspiration from he rich the comfortable tho pleasant situated It the man who spends t to years In the mountain of Mldlan who Inspires the thought of liberty In the Israelltlsh slave It Is the man upon whose benign and careworn face Ing and agony have left their marlea who writes the Proclamation of Eman clpatlon There never was a Thomas Paine without a Revolution There nev er was n Christ without a Gethsemat and a cross It Is said of preachers that they are the poorest paid toilers In the world Make the preacher rich and fortable and you will make him pract rally useless young minister in ginning his pastorate recognized the fact that his life was to be a life of tollI and sacrifice In his opening prayer he besought the Lord to keep him hum bio and poor and one of the deacons said Lord keep him humble but leave It to us to keep him poor One of the things connected with my work pardon the personal referenceone of the great benefits the Liberal people of Kansas City have conferred upon me Is that all these thirteen years have beenI a struggle And there Is a saccas connected with It too Now I have tht reputation of being the highest salaried minister In Kansas City if not In the nionfBMlHHonrl Iam supposed to t averburdenede with surplus fund cause they say the congregation the an hence so rich and so liberal I am tot complaining It Is the law under which honest men must live and work It the toll was light the burden and sacrifice the embarrassment and surfer ng eliminated strength would be ped would be the the enryo of effort wings of ambition clipped and ichlevemcnts made impossible through all till tau all nile one tobeet someeats lherelnua mil spirit ol divine discontent wtttl the wurd und ror lonLooKt ut honestly It Is a very Ia retched inlsoraulu world unfinished Half inuilu nor every one toll and last ageatoneearinesj for every decrepitude fur every one tluuliy What uu Infinite blunderei Ihl grave such InfiniteUlvenCreatortheus lIade couldnt havewhopower is there a man world And so from uge betteru have been people who thereto ago bad that God 1laellaid the world was so sdf would get out of practice had that Idea He said mere that shallstandingof youe some the endthoughtHedentinnol see to cone within twenty world wasof the Iresent while some of those five yearstwenty thehadPaul were still living thought It explicitly 1Ien Idea antilamt which told the yrder of precedence living on carth people that were meet the klesIntoshould advance Paul slime and their Lord John idea and taught It explicitly and those earthand u new a new heaven thinkmistake of people titanic the had to die to find better neatthat amg couldnt world that God Almighty with this world but to out do anything the elect und burn up the rest of thu that for thousands I know upon that world has been proceeding world Is a antI supposition and the wretched and miserable as It Is this meat because the great part of tho irld had despaired of Its eyer any better They wanted God Almighty to trunxform It or else to blot It out of Istence to purify It and redeem It or else to burn It up As far as we know for this not Ood never did u thing one All tIle changes that have eve- rben nude nil the progress and ovement have como from the efforts of men from the Intelligence of the man world from the consecration und Ilevotlton of the patient sons and daugh ter of the world Ihe church In all the past has sllnpb a clearing house for paradise wo- a1 want happiness but who In world wants to dlq to get It7It have grR t respect for the and the whlteroblid throng and alAhrheaven I s hosts and I mean no disrespect to them but I would rather stay here In the old world bad as It than go to heaven Most people feel the same way whatever they may say In their lying So the pious and the good have beyondIit he didnt want to go to heaven to be with his grandfather said he dldril care take the chance Perhaps he didnt want to run the risk of not finding hl grandfatherMy contention that this old world of ours Is bad I have said the other thing u great many times that it was good and It good but It Is also bad but It Is Improvable It can be made better I think God Almighty has done for us all he Intends to uo The sooner we leave and the farther away we get from the Idea of divine Intervention the better for us and our world It Is ex achy what we make It and If we could lay upon the hearts of this people and upon the hearts of all people the reo nponslblllty for the world as it is why we have made the first move towards its final and complete rehabilitation Wrong and evil arent individual as much as they are social and public We sin not so much as persons but as states s titles and a nation The first thing to wards the making of the world better Is to accept tilt responsibility for It wheth er It be good or whether It be evil The fact Is man himself the creator of histworld not God Within his reach and subject to his disposal are all things e illalllaw The tremendous primal ancient resistless august trend of things isto varus Getierment t iS larger me towards ampler opportunity towards better fulfillment of human destiny I charge that there Is no evil for any manjexcept the evil he makes for himself that there Is no good for any man extept the good which he becomestha good which he Is There no evil and here Is no good outside of a man It s within him and of him It Is he him elf I contend further that we have been Idle and Ignorant and negligent and let the world run away with us Every bit of human suffering of pover y nearly all crime might be prevented Ye have lied to our souls claiming that we have done something when we have j supported a provident association or a Helping Hand or a Florence Crittenden home or something of that sort Those things are necessary simply becauseVe have created the necessity for them We lake the victims and then plume our elves for a virtue In bringing them suc cor A great deal Is being said now in the newspapers and in the congressional nils about the white slave traffic How much Is being said about the underpaid and lltpald women and girl employes There a girls hotel right In this town over at Seventeenth and Jefferson streets uder wise and capable managemer where girls may have home room a board at a price scaled to the wage that the receive That hotel ran the last month within between five and six ars of being selfsustaining I mention that fact simply In order to say that one Institution like that conducted by competent management on business Inclples Is n thousand times better thl1n all the Doors of Hope und Florence Ittenden homes Imaginable Make It isslblo for men and women to be self mining take away the Incentive evil destroy the force of compulsion that II upon many of them to do wrong and the problem Is solved iTellcve so much in our human ture that I think everybody man woo mnn and child would rather be right tllun wrong that wrong or veil or sin of tiny kind unnatural abnormal that a It Is folly and tho vast majority of Ile old and young see It so But what can they do r hope to live to see the time when thert will be no such thing as charity In the common sense of the world I think old Paul was pretty nearly right when he said If a man wont work neither shall ho eat That Is scripture What he meant waswell you know the common the modern slang ex 1pression for It Is that which has refer- to the activity required for the members of the swine family or else tie Inevitable end But how shall a m work he cannot find a Job I am Continued on Page t JL 4 JWPT or tytM W V11 I BLUE GRASS BLADE FOUNDED Hy CHARLES CHILTON MOORE ind edited by him until his death February JAMES E HUGHES Proprietor 126128 Uorth Limestone Street Lexington Kentucky P Box 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wel come TIE BLA1JE is entered at the ioatoffloe at Lexington Kentucky an cuunU des mailing matter AUtlUEaS ALL COMMUNICATIONS Tu JAMES HUuaEri saa L xiug on Kentucky Thu Blade urges upon Us readers to contribute articles for Its columns The poet hue said Full many a gem of pur 1tlit ray serene the dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear and the same be true of your mind Especially do we quest articles from our younger readers You may not be a Kidder a Wilson a Foote a Ladd or a Wettsteln Very few of us are But you certainly can say something that will be of Interest to your fellowworkers These great men had their beginnings Let us tell tne readers of the Blade what you are doing and what you art thinking ROLLERiTHE HOLY I have a few remarks to make about- n religious organization which hiss dis turbed the police department of American municipalities for several years refer to an organization that now has national scopethe holy toilers Four or live years ago In this magazine had some remarks to make about this sect and frankly stated that I be lieved that the members thereof and the members of all such organizations of which there are many were more pedi culous than pious Shortly thereafter a man with a ten deny to beard walked Into my office and asked to meet the editor There was meanness In his eyes and threat In his mien and I requested one of the boys to Inform him that the ed itor had gone for a long trip He was so Interested In my getting to heaven that he wished to send me there unprepared Since then I have had little to say about these Holy Hollers Jumpers and GlftofTonjfuq folk and other of the kind frenzied with selfborn visions of eternity and a concupiscence they have mlHtaken for holy emotions Tor past year or more however the sects referred to have been as fre quent contributors to the police annals of tho country as plain drunks and day light burglars- It Is not a matter of much consequence that policemen have something to do nor that jails be occupied by the ginI soaked and the pllferhtg It Is however a matter of serious concern when j of tits most sacred of nil human In stincts that of religionIs prostituted by an Ignorant demoniacal bevy of men and women There have been but a few days for many months when the press of tho na tion has not printed the abhorrent bloody or disgusting record of crime for which this scorbutic sect of Holy Hollers responsible It time that these detcstlble debas ers were stopped Religious freedom Is a most necessary thing but there is nothing In the Amer Icanl constitutional expression which guarantees liberty of thought and ac tion with respect to religious belief that cnn be fairly said to license tho orgies which these Holy Rollers Impiously con illicit Contemplated ns assembly they are quite as objectionable as a red light balmasque while as an ecclesias tic body they are about as worthy the name as the revel of a group of Apaches The Black Hand has nothing like the record of horrible murder as has been contributed to our chronicles of crime by this persistent and devilish band Parents driven insane through the mor bific teachings of Its lenders have killed their own children slain their wives themselves ravished and ruined emotional and Ignorant girls until It seems some law against wanton vice should be Invoked for Its suppression- few days ago In the State of Wash ington a leader of this disreputable clan aided by the contagious character of that mania upon which It thrives ndlvlsed his followers to prepare themselves for the end of the world Two credulous victims made prepara tion taking their children and stripping them of clothes as they did also them selves they clambered to the roof of their house on a night of freezing weather They were found half frozen but still with fortitude awaiting the arrival of a chariot of fire which they expected to ascend unto the lap of Jacob One or two of the children died Neighbors forcibly took the nude par ents from the roof of the house and had they been In possession of their mental faculties at the time of this outrage they would go to a place where they would not need clothes If the theory of the fire lake true The trouble that the real offender cannot be reached That offender the lusty hellion who preached the Impossi ble doctrines of the sect to the Intellect ual beggars who listened to him What ought to be done to him Is of course Impossible under the humane laws of the twentieth century But sometimes when 111decentthat the custom of burning certain type of offenders Is obsolete We are apt enough at looaUni and dispersing bands of anarchists with false political doctrines But we re remiss In our duty of nbnttT nuisances of this particular kind A man may have a right to btlleve about the unhappened or the unknown whatever he desires But has no right to make men Insane in ie pro mulgation of his belief Such organizations therefor nre trot fit subjects for religious loleriiHP They are the legitimate prey of the police From the Bystander Los Cull WHY WE DONT ACCEPT THE BIBLE AS INSPIRED TRUTH By Joel M Berry First we will say In case the Bible not true without being called Inspired It Is not true because It is The word Inspired Is only added as a sham to deceive the people Inspiration would not help the truth a particle Truth is selfsupporting while a lie remains a though It should be called inspiration a thousand times In other words be Ing called Inspired would not change It Into a truth Again Truth never does nor can contradict Itself while tho often er a lie contradicts Itself the brighter It will shine In other words It cannot possibly be true and false at the same In the Bible we find scores and scores of Instances where one writer will make a statement that we would In case wo were a Bible reader and honest with ourselves have to believe as an Inspired truth while another writer in speaking of the same Instance will contradict him to a letter Now we ask which statement are we In order to be honest with ourselves going to believe Both of them of course We cant honestly do otherwise It looks Incredible but we are not at liberty to decide upon the truth or falsity of Gods Inspired Word We must either accept or reject It all or else we prove traitors riot only to our self but to the God we pretend to so dearly love So for our part we concluded the best way to get out of the mix was to reject the whole business In toto with Bible BibleGod and all In that case we are fitting honestly with both God and His Inspired Word and dont have to believe any Inspired truth or lies either Now lu order to show up our sincerity his matter let me refer to a few In stances In the Bible where Its honesty of teaching called Into question For Instance ono writer says that God a material beingthat he has seen Him and walked and talked with Him face to face while another equally responsible writer will say that God Is a spirit and an Immortal being and that no man hath ever seen him at any time Now In the face of such plain palpable Inspired contradictions as these what we ask is the honest truthloving unprej udiced person going to do Believe both of to be the Gods truth No he cannot honestly do that for In case he did he would either be charging God with lying or be lying himself But he can honestly reject both of them as false hoods and save his own credit and that of Gods also But what does the poor Ignorant In spired Bible believer have o do He has of course to believe them both to be true He cant do otherwise for case he did he would be charging his God with deception He has to read one statement and believe that to be the Inspired truth of God He then will read another that will contradict It toj the letter He also believes that tobe the Inspired Word of God and In case he should read such unwarrantable unrea sonable statements In any other book than the Bible he would denounce them as lies and deceptions on the spot For our part we dont have to charge any God with lies or deceptions because we dont find his name signed as au thor to a single statement or word the book And Thomas Jjfowoi once remarked that any lOok mimtrljit or writing was not worth reading without the authors name signed to It So t think about the Bible No one km ws who wrote It and theologians and Bible critics are today disputing over the puted authors of the book And yet we are called upon or expected tpbe lieve It as the Inspired word of God and true to the letter In our younger days we were taught to and did believe these things but as soon as we became a man and began to read think and reason for ourself we put away childish things and for the last fifty years have taken scientific truth Instead of Bible contradictions for our guide and motto and the longer we live the better we like Itihave also In the meantime lived Ive the pale of any socalled Christ done our own preaching and praying and allowed others to do the noIa and no heaven or endless hell to disturb us In our pleasant dreams at night We conclude that In case there Is a lov Ing Father heaven as the Bible says who looks after and cares for His ren that It Is his business to look after me He knows what and where I am and In case I wanted to see or call on him I would not know what he was or where to find him The Bible says to call upon our Father who art In Heaven But there we are again We dont know where heaven and we fear It would be so far away that He would not be able to hear us so we conclude the best for us to do to look after and care for ourself Whit patiently for the time to come and bring Its own reward and we will face the result and the future with a smile ROARING GOD 0The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man He shall cryyea roarpsal- ah 6213 A BARBER GOD In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that hlredJsalah 720 A WILD BEAST GOD He was unto me ns n bear In wait and as a lion In secret plateHSam 310 See also Hosea f GOD DECEIVES HIS OWN PROPHET 000 Lord thou has deceived me and was decelvedJer CHRIST RIDES TWO DONKEYS 0And they brought the ass and the colt and put on them their clothes and they set him thereonMatt 217 VISIBLE NOISES And all the people saw tho thundering and the lightning and the noise of the trumpetExodus 2018 OMNIPOTENCE IS EASILY DEFEATED 00 And the Lord trite with Judah and he drave out the Inhabitants of the mountains but could not drive out the Inhabitants of the valley because they had chariots of lronJudges 119 THE BREAKER AHEAD It was an hour after dusk and Harold McCarthy and the fair young OLeary girl were speeding through the azure sky In Harolds new air ship the Heedless Suddenly a largo white round object loomed up before them Dut alas Harold was not cog nizant of this objects proximity for he lied eyes only for the beautiful creature beside him Then there was a crashing of propeller wheels a ping of canvas and a shattering of frames Too late Harold sprang to the helm His face became ashen We have struck the moon he cried The frightened girl shrieked and clung to her careless escort Its just what mamma feared she moaned she warned me of the dan ger of our being moonstruck Letters vs Figures What is the meanln of thlm letters MDCCCXC1X remarked Sullivan pointing to a line In a book indi cating Its year of publication Those letters are Roman numeral signs and they mean 1899 was the gazed at the letters thoughtfully for a moment then he saidWell phwats the matter with the man Is he afraid that figures will lIeYonkers Statesman PAn Altruist- beg your pardon said the face tious diner to the waiter hate to see any creature lonesome Its trary to the laws of nature- dont understand you sir said the waiter with a puzzled air- I was referring to this oyster stew Now if you could prevail upon the chef to put in another oyster to keep the present bivalve company It would be an act of kindness not only to the oy star but to me as well Increases Business The Painless Dentist I wish I could Increase my business as easily as the chiropodist Increases his The Painless Dentists Wife What does he do dear The Painless DentistWhy he hires two menone to go out through the crowds stepping on peoples corns and one other to follow after giving each victim one of the chiropodists cIrcu- lars HAD FELT HIS FOOT The GIrlPapa Is a pessimist The Boy Yes Ive noticed that he is somewhat of a kicker The Old and the New There never was a bird that flew so high But he had to come down for food by and by And man may soar In his lying ma chine But he must come down for gasoline Odds Were Against I- tHerI understand you have been ill for some weeks Him Yes and my recovery was tle short of a miracle HerIndeed HImYes I had three doctors Too Common Did you read about the man out west who is raising wingless chick ensNope but if you are interested in eggless chickens can show you a fine bunch A Need for Them There ought to be a humorist or two In every legislature Why so Then there might not be so many jokers In tho bills His Eligibility Bachc How came the peoplo in your town to select Leaguer for judge lIe Isnt even a lawyer Stoyppe No but hes the countys best baseball umpire Front Row Candidate OllesI used to part my hair In the middle but never again Miles Why not- OllesDecauso my hair has gone to parts unknown ISolved cress the suppose storage ware house was on the other side MOURNFUL BALLAD OF COOKS We were talking of servants this ning Ilrrnlling the number wevn All my wifes remlnlnrcnces showing low this one or that one was hud There was Jane who llrst ills cordant My wifes recollection and mine She dcflnres Jane was slow and ful remember her coffee was fine When spoke of poor Janeys sue rrMor Fat Dinah from warm Dixies land recalled though wife mentioned the thieving tier hot cakes and muffins avert grand went through our list of domes ticsIMatilda Rose Gretcheti and Kate Ah saucytongued Kate from Klllarney Her turned beef and cabbage were great Oh Krls who mode joy or dyspepsia And gave me some pleasure life Why iirent you otherwise perfect And able to live with my wife Why couldnt you keep up standard Drop Impudence laziness pelf And not make her vow to my sorrow That shed do the cooking herself T Daly In Catholic Standard and Times DIFFERENCE Mrs Bug You shouldnt say he got his feet In It Got his foot In It is Bug But my dear was speak ing of a centipede Boycotter book of verses underneath a loaf of bread a Jug of wine Oh how Id chase myself across the desert floor If could see a chance to bite a cowl Unreal dreamed last night said Mrs Nagget that was In a store that furcoatsBut Interrupted her husband hastily that was only a dream my dear Yes know It was before woke up because you bought me one Catholic Standard and Timesi The Way He Manages a Dyss What did the doctor tell you to do PepticSaId must cut down my food consumption at least 75 per cent Dyss Dont you find It difficult to follow his orders Peptic By no means simply dont tip the waiter Different Now Stern ParentWhen I was your age young man I was accumulating mon ey of my own Instead of begging It from my olditather Graceless SonWell Ill take your word for it dad It was easier to un load gold bricks those days than it is now Citing an Exception They say remarked the man who gets his thoughts secondhand that like produces like Dont you believe all they say re joined the more or less practical per son once drank some water from a well and It made me sick Indefinite The prospective passenger after he had carefully Inspected the airship went up to the captain What are your rates he asked Fifty cents up replied the cap tain WHY HE SMILEDI Mrs LIghtlyYou must have had a pleasant dream last night You were laughing In your sleep Mr LightlyYes remember mlllllneryAway Early Extravagance Tho way folks wnnto their money now For etrawbrles a pity The radish doesnt cost so much Is red and just w pretty- Suspected It It Is a regular fight each night get our baby to to Do you sing to It slcIIIYes of course thought Perils of Sweet Looting lIeI think must steal a kiss SheHe careful Remember what happened to the sugar men TEASING AN AUSTRALIAN The Rt lion George H Reid the Australian statesman was declaiming against a proposed measure at pub lie meeting Mr Held Is an enormously fat man weighing In the neighbor hood of 300 pounds- In years he said wo shall seethe futility of this thing In years we shall know how vicious It Is In 10 years nil men will understand what am saying and shall be proved right In years How about 30 years asked a man In the audience Ohsnorted Held never mind about 30 years We shall all be dead lu that time Then the fat will be in the fire wont It Mr Reid shouted the same man Saturday livening Post Necessity There Heres something Ive always want ed to know said Cltiman looking up from his paper Montreal P What does that P Q mean do you know Well rcp lcd Mr Subbubs of Swamphurst know what It means out our way Its a byword with us nearly every day What is Iurchase quinine Catholic Standard and Times Accidents Will Happen- say waiter queried the nervous Boston guest In an Arizona hotel what was that explosion at the other end of the diningroom Somebody shot No sir replied the waiter Wo dont allow shooting In the dining room The new cook accidentally let a cartridge from his revolver drop into the soup and the gent who was just carried out happened to crush it tween Ills teeth Of Course Not He certainly talks silly How He says If the worlds longest riv ers were placed end to end they would come within 500 miles of encircling the what Is there silly about thatWhy you silly It couldnt be done SLIGHT BLEMISHES s Gwendolln Do you think he is hes perfect ceptln dat hes bowlegged an crosseyed Musca Domestlca How doth tho little busy Improve with newmade terms She carries on her little feet million Latin germs Didnt Meet Requirements- am a plain spoken man said the applicant for a job Im afraid you wont do replied the railroad official We are adver tising for an experienced train nouncer Cinch You say you are calling on Miss Femme this evening Yes sho joined a secret society last night and I want to go around and give her a chance to tell me Its secrets The Average Man Pa what is an average man An average man my son Is a man who worries more about the money other people owe him than he does about the money he owes other people Wearys Proposal LadyMy cooking always tastes so good to you and It never suits my hus band at all Beggar Well why dont you get a divorce and marry me Meggendorfer Blaetter That Property Clause The amendment gives a man a chance to live on a higher basis Oh no It gives him a chance to vote If he can prove that he lives on his wife Born Diplomat Mrs Aakltt Is the a woman of Noltt She certainly Is Why she once gave a dinner parly without ofending any of her neighbors Natural Paradox Miss OldglrlV hnlr mill tier eyes ought to match but they dont What dont match Lout them The raven hue n the one and tilt crows feet of the other r I I r TWO CONCEPTIONS OF LIBERTY THAT OF MOSES HARMAN AND THAT OF HIS PERSECUTORS Uy Manes Oppcnhclmcr In Memorial Is sue of Eugenics Chicago There Is a strange provision In the an clent Mosaic law ordering that when a slave Is offered hIs freedom by his mas ter and yet refuses to accept It the nosier take aim to the doorpost and with a sharp Iron point pierce his tar against the doorpost And the ex nation of this Htrango law Is given by tho wise men of old to be this The ear that has heard the message of freedom and can not and will not receive It should be marked forevermore Tlicro are tins world thousands aye million of earn to whom the word free dom but mi empty sound millions of minds that do not nod can not receive the message of freedom And for those millions Moses Harman through a long and earnest career worked unswervingly faithfully to the last breath In his body For he had received the true meaning or freedom lie understood what a power ful Instrument human language Is In car rying human thought and that man was tho only exception among living things In that he could not only communicate his thought Immediately to his surround but who could carry It beyond The word en xpaco and beyond time vanishes but the word written con both and therequers time and space fore human thought In the conception of Moses Harman was so powerful an clement In promoting human progress rid human happiness and that being the case there being no other engine valuable so farreaching so allpervad ing ad human thought Moses Harman felt and preached that human thought an a meats of comnunleitlon between man and man must always be as free and unshackled the air of this globe that there Is nothing moro harmful to the communication of human thought as an Instrument of human amelioration than Its limitation than to have It fet tired than to have It circumscribed or tiered about by selfappointed Judges ana executors And therefore Moses Harman believed that no harm can be done by the dissemination of human thought because It were written It could be corrected by others and would be In the end Th only harm that would come to the man race would come from the assumption of a guardianship of the few over the many from the assumption that there are selfappointed Judges who will determine what sort of human thought what sort of human expression Is per missible and what Is not Harman felt bottom of all slav that tlrbipctatthe ut the bottom of all cry that this was that retards the progress of the human race And living up to this conception of hs through a long and stormy ca veer he has acted all the time He not black slave at a only Moot for tho Institution time when slavery was a lawful defended by the United States preme Court by the United States Con gress by the United States executive by the United States judiciary and by most of the pulpits of tho United States he stood up for every good cause that wits pummelled as the under dog In the tight have followed his paper for nt I have al least a quarter of a century ways found him defending those that were hounded by the master class i have mind him when friends were few Indeed standing up for the eight men languishing In the Jail at cago standing up bravely stand Ing up for u cause that Is most unpopular but In the firm belief that liberty allowed him no other course and through all the years following have found him standing up every time when a wrong was being committed or preparing to be committed I have found him with the same unshakable determi nation standing up for Mayer Huywood and Pettibone when they were kidnap ped I have found him standing up against the United States government when It lent aid and comfort to two of tho most bloody tyrants of our time the Czar of Russia and Porflrto Diaz of Mex ico Moses Harman never was found wanting In the defense of a good cause We may not have agreed with him In all his views hut ho was n splendid type of the finest manhood that America ever produced Now let us see In comparing that conception of freedom the conception of the man that received the true message whose ear need not be nailed to the doorpost let us see the conception of liberty held by the man who last had the power and used against Moses Harman the man who sat In White House and directed his Postmaster Gen eralB and his Attorney Generals hands and tools That mans conception of lib erty I will give you from a personal ex planation but which think this Is proper place to tell When Theodore Roosevelt was at the head of the Police Department In this city under the administration of Mayor Strong you remember most of you the silly Sunday saloon campaign which he Inaugurated and the discussion which followed It was during the heat of that discussion tint met Mr Roosevelt at a public meeting and had an opportunity to contradict him publicly on the form Whereupon politicianlike he thought he could win mo over to his and Invited me to meet him at pollco headquarters us a rellresentatlvo German and probably would change my views after such conversation the course of time that Interview took place I tact Mr Roosevelt In his office The conversation naturally turned on his Sunday campaign and his attempt to prevent the sale of liquor on Sunday He said he must execute tho law as a ter of plain duty Whereupon said to Mr Roosevelt are u believer In liberty how can you reconcio your pol icy with any concept of liberty What do you think liberty If you brand us as criminals or the allies of criminals what Is your Idea of liberty and he blurted out right off that liberty was the right of any person to do that which Is permlttsd under the law Whereupon answered Mr Roosevelt do you know where you stand with that defini flan of liberty You stand with the Czar of Russia and the Pope of Romel The Czar of Russia always subscribes to that definition of liberty that It Is the right of every one to do that which Is permit ted under the lawand I make the awl And the Pope of Rome would wise say to every good Catholic Liberty Is the right to do that which Is permitted under lawand I make the Now said yOU know where you stand with ypur definition of liberty It flabbergasted him somewhat In spite of his Iron forefront and he said Now dont you accept that definition What Is your definition I said I have no definition of my own but there Is a definition well known In the scientific and It can be expressed In a for mula like this Liberty Is the right every Individual to do as he pleases vided he does not Invade or violate the right of any other Individual That liberty But Mr Roosevelt looked nt me as If he belonged to that class whoso ear and the doorpost ought to come Into very close touch He could not conceive and do not think he has conceived It to this present daywhat freedom Is hence he felt only that when his master sent men to prison for doing that- which Is no crime and when his post raster ruined men for doing that which was their perfect right to do that the postmaster was really acting under the law as Theodore Roosevelt understands the law which mighty little understanding Now that the condition Here you have one man who knows what freedom moans and lives up to his knowledge to the end dying a poor man but respected by men now a man whose name will be written In the annals of true history as history will be written In the future not by hirelings but by scientific men On the other hand you have a man who makes a great deal of noise In the world the Barnum of American polities who coming home now In blare of trumpets written far thnn a man who has Moses Harman ever did who has written volumes of suff like the sentence he penned about Thomas Paine He makes his nolce while It lasts and It lasts at present but one hundred years from nowtwo hundred years from now he wilt assume his true place In the his tory of this age Therghunour of a terous mediocrity will have paled Into Insignificance while Moses Harman name will outshine that of Theodore Roosevelt INSPIRED CONTRADICTIONS lly Joel Berry It Is natural for mortal man to make mistakes and at times contradict his own statements It Is also natural for man to do and say things that he is sorry for and repent for them But when It comes to what Is called an finite AllWise God writing a book of laws and commandments for man to ob servo and live by then tilling It full If Inspired contradictions mistakes and cases of where he has said and done things that he Is sorry for then repents ou11CtCblethings are really so Suppose for Instance that Thomas Paine rind Thomas Jefferson In writing out the manuscript for the laws and stitution of these United States laws for the people to be governed by and had tilled them with as many unreasonable contradictions and fearful mistakes and cases of repenting as wo find recorded the BIble what would an Intelligent truthloving people have thought of them Would they lave honored and respected these men as they have done for their forethought and accepted their teachings as the truth or would they have called them silly untruthful fabri cations not worthy of notice The question answers Itself lint here we have a book called the Inspired Word of God and true to a letter as though the word Inspired would benefit the truth any It full of contradictory statements fearful mis takes and cases of false promises and re pentlngs and we are told that we must believe them to bo the truth and in case we dont we will lay ourselves liable to a big dose of what God calls damnation He that belleveth shall be saved He that belleveth not shall be damned Now In order to show up the truth of the above statements wo will refer the reader to the book Itself and see what wo can find J un lire lord told Adam In the Garden of that on the very day he ate of u certain fruit then before him that ho should surely die Thu sequel proved to be this Adam paid no attention to what the Lord told him but went right along and ute of the fruit and Instead of dying on that very day as the Lord told him he would he lived right along rind lived to the enormous ago of nine hundred and thirty years Now here Is la case calculated to stultify the reason and good sense of every honest Intelli gent person and stamp every other statement we find In the BIble with fraud and deception The truth we find to be this Either the Lord did or else he did not know how things were going to terminate when he told Adam that he should surely die and In case he did not know then he was playing oft preacher in little trying to scare tire man to make him believe something that he knew was nut true And In case he did not know tutu It was God that ought to have had that lamentable cursing Instead of the Innocent truthful serpent Again It Is stated tnat after God took a look at his work of creating he pronounced It very good but In a short time he changed his mind and repented of having made man on the earth This would have been a beautiful Interesting earth world would It not without any human beings In It Do you think that an Allwise Infinite God ever wrote or Inspired any other person to write any such silly contradictory stuff as that A tibia God might do It but an Allwise Infinite God would not Again It Is stated that God has sold done many things that he has been sorry for and repented for them Now we ask In all good faith to whom would an Infinite Allpowerful God go to ask forgiveness The very thought of such teaching as that an absurdity yet we find plonty who will swallow It all down as Gods Inspired truth not thinking for a ment they are slurring the very God they pretend so dearly to love Again It Is stated In the Bible that with God all things are possible while another verse will say that It Is Impossible for God to lie Now how anything cnn be possible and at the same time Impossible with either God or anyone else is too much for us to handle We will leave that for the preachersto quar rel over It Is also stated that God Is Allwise In that case did he not know eat of the fruit that Adam was going to when he told him not o Did he not know that the serpent was In the den Then In the case of the destruction of odom why does the lord say that he will have to come down and see for himself before he would know iSec Gen 1821 It also stated that God Is an omni present being In that case wo mK when lie prays why dont the Christian say Our Father who art on earth in would be muchHestead of heaven nearer would he not and much now the applicant likely to hear Besides earth was and would know where the heaven he would not know Several Instances are mentioned whew down on a visit to the Lord has come of lily reaccount this Earth but no turn trip Now how It is possible for an omnipresent being to leave one local and then be In Ity and go to another Is thing both Places at the same time for the miniagain we will leave He no doubt c- aitwo ters to smooth over do cant Gal Is nnstated thatWe find It also Allpowerful being Wo also find that on one occasion he was called ipon to drove out the habitants nsslst Judah and he of the mountains but lull not drive out the Inhabitants of till had chariots of valley because they Iron See Judges 1st fie got jns It seems first rate up K tho mountains where they Uulr nghtiiw with their lists and throwing toni it h htr down In ihe vullej but when he got he found they had a few or 10 11IJdI ers there and his faith griii him so he had to back out wcould rtfer to iany liutanw wisdom of theandwhere both the power Almighty have been calW Into It Is stated that there is remwrt of persons with God and tlvi t v Wi that God loved Jacob and MId Esnu Is that a Howbornbefore they were God of love Again It says A God oftruth he And then will nnd without Iniquity forth n spirit and say And there came stood before the turd and said will be lying spirit In the go forth and a mouths of all iris prophets and the IxircTfiald go forth and do so See 1st Kings 2221 On another occasion ns many as prophets nro docelved at ono time 1st Kings 226 Isaiah says Prepare slaughter for his children for the Iniquity of their fath ers See 14M- Bzeklel says The son shall not bear the Iniquity of the father See 1820 Again It said The Lord Is gracious and full of compassion slow to anger and of great mercy Then In the case of the destruction of the Mldlanltes Lord tells Moses to Slay every male child amongst them and every woman II but the female virgins to keep alive for their own use See Numbers 21st the Lord says I will send wild beast among you that will rob you of your children See Leviticus 2023 A very compassionate merciful old chap dont you think Again It says Good rind upright the Lord Psalm 268 Then will also say Shall there be evil in a city and the Lord hath not done Amos 36 And the lord said I make peace and create evil I the Lord do nil these things Isaiah 147 Once more It Is stated that the stat utes of the Lord are right Psalm 198 Then he says that ho gave them stat utes tint were not good and Judg ments whereby they should not live Eze 2025 nut we must stop We could vol umes of the Blade with such as the above then not tell half But what the use Let all believe who can For our part we have too much respect for Truth nnd Honesty to even presume for a moment that any being worthy the name of God should ever be guilty of either writing or Inspiring any other person to write such a miserable lot of lies sand contradictions ns we find re cordfil In the Bible Among Acquaintances o young lawyers were lunching at the Union League the other day when one of them mentioned a mutual a good fellow no doubt said the other a little stiffly But somehow or other he never appealed- to me I suppose he knew It wouldnt be any use murmured Browns friend politely you are usually broke Her Little Error Dearie said Mrs Newlywed Ive kept our household accounts all right this year but theres one Item that puzzles me Ive set down 1910 and caVt male out whether we owe It or whether Its something you gave me for something Lets see answered Mr N Why dearest thats all right The 1910 Is what year this RING SIZE My wot size glove do yer wear Patsy unthinking Five ounces Readers Remarks Breathes there a man with soul so dead Who never to himself has said It I couldnt beat this story Ive rend Id go to the pump and soak my head Not the Usual Kind OllesI had a close shave this morning old man Miles So How did It happen OllosI dont knowunless the barber made a mistake and used a sharp razor Correct Imitation saw a messenger boy yesterday who was going like the wind Chase yourself Messenger boys dont go like the wind Yes they do All messenger boys whistle Not a Strenuous Person pumy sits all day at a desk should think hed get tired of that Oh when he feels the need of a little exercise be spins around In his chair Quite a Strain How did you get a crick In your neckLooking for the man higher up You dont mean a grnlter No weve Just had an aviation tournament in our town Sad Work see where a man who never smiled Is dead What business was he In He wrote ragtime music Ah that explains a great deal Passed Them Up Young Widow Have you read any of the late novels The BachelorNo since the first of the year have been trying to lead a better life SIncerest Flattery What Is that mamma That is n lion dear Why they have cut his hair sos to make him look like your poodle havent they His Method Doesnt Bunks eat pfu with Inward misgiving Now he eats It with a knife II dIoI WHAT ARE THE TRUMPS OF liFE What nre tin trumps of life Hearts said the maiden fair For sweetheart mold or wife Lute beyond compare No the heartless flirt Diamonds the trumps shall be Hearts nre ns cheap ns dirt Give wealth and power to me No said the man nose Clubs nre the trumps we want Such gauds for the your and gay But clubs fur the bon vivant Then the Kravcdlggcr said Vanities soon are past The earth shall be your bed And spades must win at last Alfred li Mackny Smart Set WHY HE WASNT PARTICULAR HowellAre you going home to lunch toda- yPowellYes nothing tastes good me and might as well eat my wife junk Fixed Habit A plumber died not long ago His graves In yonder spot I wonder If hell come back soon For something he forgot Both Bad Enough dont know which is the worse remarked the man who seemed to be thinking aloud- Speaking of what queried the party who had a touch of the rubber Joke one cant see the point of o- point one cant see the Joke of an swered the noisy thinker The Last Call Tlbbjes Is an easygoing sort of fel ow dont believe ever saw him In a youve never seen Fib bies at 1155 p m Why no cant say that have Does he hurry then Yes the saloons close at mid night The Reaction AshleyA painter who was working In my house yesterday tell from the top of a 12foot ladder landed on his heels bumped his head on the ceilingWeigleHow was that possible AshleyHe was wearing rubber heels Frigid Veracity- dont see why this controversy about the north pole couldnt be easily so It ought to be the easiest thing in the world to bring out the cold facts of the case Only Kind Left Fairies and naiads seem to be a thing of the past remarked the sen tlmental traveler Yes rejoined the hardware drum mer as he gazed from the car at a W T U poster on a dead wall but the dry ads are still with us Handy Man Senator Huff Is credited with a new anecdote and its one of the fun nlest ever read I didnt think he had a sense of humor Oh the senator hasnt but his pirate secretary happens to know a good anecdote when he sees it DEPENDS ON FATHER Do you think we will always be this happy Jack Do you think your father will al ways keep up his allowance darling Reform He hates the thought of wickedness The reason why plain Hes very sick the doctors say Will neer get up again Easily Remedied PatronThis set of teeth you made for me is too big Dentist Yes sir Sit down In the chair and will enlarge your mouth a little Crushing- Do you think that actor can sink his personality In his part His acting is heavy enough to sink anything Sense of Economy Why does a dog chase his tail Because be wants to make both ends meet t dJj J Ie II FLAT HUNTERS WAY rtrni e1 my too much light Its pretty noisy too at that Tin fntA next door stay up all night Tnrres but one closet the The rent we pay far from low Our lilt small and In the rear But we have looked around and Re think well stay another year Our dining room pretty dark Our kitchens hot and very small The view we get of Central park We really do not get nt all The telling cracks sail crumbles down Upon me as Im working here But after combing all the town We think well stay another year We are not handy to the sub Our hnllboy service a joke Our janitors a foreign dub Who never does a thing hut smoke Thu landlord says he will not cut cent from rent already dear And so we sought for bettlrbutIWe think well stay Franklin P Adams New York Mall DIFFERENT MAN Mrs HenpeckYou were a different man when married you Mr Henpeck You ought to be happy then for at that time was a fool Cruel He sighed Ill be your valentine Till every star dead I do not care for comics sir Is what the maiden said Naturally So I suppose Jagsby was furious that he couldnt take part in the motor car race when his family was quarantined on account of the chickenpox breaking out Furious He simply breathed fire and fury like a human volcano Well a volcanic outburst was quite natural In connection with an erup tion Views He Expressed Peake In Denver HotelThat quiet stranger who has been staying In the house for the last week is the most timid forceless looking man Ive ever seen I wonder If In all his life he has ever expressed a view of his own Hites He has expressed lots of them Hes a staff photographer for an eastern illustrated weekly i The Answer I The porter on the Pullman I camotin on laughed at one of my stories until he dislocated his jawtLaughed at one of your funny sto I ries t Thats what I said These porters will do anything to get a tip A Slave to Chatter Most naturelovers are quiet easy to explain Why so An open field Is as depressing to a garrulous man as a vacant room is a small boy toINatural Supposition Chicago is losing her population I you get that idea I read In a paper today that Chi ago Is better morally this year than she was last year THEY ALL THINK SOi The Son But father you are Just a bit of an old fogy The FatherI guess it runs In the family My father was the same wuy when I was your age Fresh Paint Oaks and willows all about Show a trace of greener Nature has her artists out Touching up the scenery A Change Papa does n hyphen change the meaning of anything Yes with a hyphen you can change a finetooth comb luto a tine tooth comb A Windy Parson Its too bad that Gabley isnt a sailor If he were there would al ways be wind In his sails Which Is Different I see that Wellman Is going to cross the Atlantic In a balloon No you dont see anything of the kind what you see Is that yellinan says he Is r tJL r 1 f GODS DEFENSE AGAINST THE SIDLE Continued from Page a good sound and attraction in the firm even after the old gentleman haaI nothing more to do with the business This Is the way the priests treat God They Make New Commandments To the old Commandments the priests have added their ownthe socalled church commandments There are fiveI such commandments in the old country Here in America the country of dollars the priests have a sixth To priest and church you will pay Do not be thinking that I am joking Take in your hand any catechism which the priest uses in teaching the children and you will find in tact that there aw church commandments and you will find the commandment To priest and church you will pay Further you will the question Why must we pay to pries and church And the answer cause God commanded It And what makes God most angry about it Is that the church declared If some one would say that the church commandments have not the same weight as Gods command meats or It some one would say they do not bind under mortal tin shall be damned Therefore the tons mandment To priests you will pdt has tha same eight as Tliop siialt not steal Thop shalt not kill Priests wheat God and Rob Him When the priests had airnly malcommandment Pay to the pr which every believer must underthor tal sin they could at least remember God with something from the rich gifts they get But they dont do it They accept from the people and yet the cheat God by It We read in the Bibl that God reserved at least a part of th offerings In Moses book IIlo hap God said If some one Twoulaloffer lamb or a goat the priest is to take the fat covering the intestines and nil the tat that is un it also both kidneys you will burn it on the altar and It will be a pleasant smell to God When the pious housewife of today otters a lamb or a goat the parsons wife bakes the kidneys in onion Mr Parson satisfies his appetite and Mr God in heaven must be content to set and wait for the pleasant smell Is It not a wrong committed against God that the priests removed the burnt offerings which God got just as he evi dently wished at least smoke and smell What does he get from the sacrifice of holy mass The highest pity with lilt son whom the priests always over again cruelty by Priests Break Gods Bones And cat him Huvliceks HUiculuus al iirniauorr that every chaplain can now make God front white dough Is not u sim ple wit but it entirely agrees with the teaching of the Catholic Church The church In fact teaches that when u priest takes in his hand a wafer baked a white dough and says over it Hoc est corpus meum This is my Body immediately the wafer ceases to be a wafer and becomes the true body of God It was declared at the Triennial Assembly that In this Gods body there is a whole Jesus as God and man with bones and nerves The reason the church pronounced such horrible nonsense as its dogma is this The priest very neces sarlly needs for the mass for the ing of the son of God Gods body with bones and nerves If there would be no nerves In it the son of God would feel no pain by the process and the Godl father would have no reason in pity to that priests sacrifice h e the torturing and killing his son to fulfill the request of the priest and believers would be fools to pay for such a mass This way it is different Catholics must believe at the mass that the priest has In his hand the whole live body of God that he breaks his bones that he kills him and then he eats his body and he does all of thii just to compel the God father to ill the request of the one who ordered the mass The pious Catholics would be crazy if they would not use this torture these compelling means toward God and would not order and pay for masses To exchange a wafer into the live body of God with bones nerves and blood then break the bones eat the body and drink the blood all of this the priests do and can do as soon as he utters the mag ical words Hoc est corpus meum These words of priest uttered in whisper Ibythe altar the believers heard and hear They know that they contain the magic power and for that reason people begin to name every magical act Ho a Live God Into a Drawer Let Him Suffocate There and Worms Gnaw Him The described hocuspocus with which a priest can change a wafer IntoI JaYIln8I priest which the church prescribes for the act mass lasts neatlv half an hour In order that the priests would not have to make a special cTort whenI ever they neejd their Gods holy theE Jcame to a hippy thnicM thnt they rapt IJ make a supply of live Gods at once tit once changed a whole pile of wafers then they brokeone live God killed and uto him the others usually several dred at a time they put into a chalice hung over with a stylish wrapper and lock them Into a drawer In a cabinet tabernacle there is no air in such a small drawer and therefore naturally the individual gods with live bodies nerves etc do not feel very comfortable Yet It Is sometimes worse When there not a demand for these live goods they remain In the tabernacle so long that the worms get into them which certainly unpleasant for God Of course it has its advantages for believers that taking such live body oi they at least lick and swallow some thing sometimes truly wish to mention that I do not exag errata myself and that the professors ir the priests seminary often sighed wltl arellthat they wish to save the work of their housewives baking new wafers The use the old even then when the am moving the live gods In the chalice- As I have already spokon slant thi mass I must mention how the priests an making fools of God when offerlnj masses for ordered purposes They Have God for the BetterPrleata Are Making a Fool of God At the main altar Mr Parson offers th son of God to soften God that h would let Itrain because nelgnbor Wavro who Is through harvesting and wants t gave a dollar to the parson to rea mass for that purpose At the same time the chaplain offers the son ot wouldy fairewhehas grain in the field yet ordered a mass purposeaIn whenwar broke out between Austria and Prussia the Archbishop of Prague issued two pastors paper one for the believers in Glatz who belonged his a diocese asking them to pray for the victory of the Prussian guns and the other to Austrian believers asking them to pray for the victory of the guns of Austria The Archbishop himself un doubtedly prayed In the forenoon for the victory of Prussia and In the after noon for the victory of Austria and God In heaven could get insane out of It This was evidently a bologna for the Archbishop Very well did our Havellcek bethink himself Into the mourning position lay ling the following lamentation In Gods mouthIAnd what they all ask of Me I cannot name It all It would make me Insane Did I wish to remember It all That one wants healththis one children That one has nothing to eat And thosenot to letthem Spin In the factories That one wants me to care For his meadow and crop This one wants me to help His cow while calfing One peasant prays for rain Hes sown a piece of flax The other preys for fair weather To have it dry for hay That I created old grandmas I am most sorry for that If they wont stop to bother me I will clear them soon Thunder In them I should not swear hut cannot help It When her goat gives lees milk She Is running to God No ono wants to care for anything They only pray for everything As they have God For their comfort only 1Too dry for this onetoo wet for that manure a field for another First that pig ruined his lentil Now am to cure him That one bothers me day and night She would like to get married That one prays the night mare Ills wife would take That one wants to win from a lottery Ornaments he brings me And the Insurance holders Also beg for fire God Can Forgive Sins only at the Time When the Priest li not at Hand Formerly God had the right to forgive the sins of mankind Now according to the teachings of the church the priest forgives the sins at the confession Not long ngo the priests used to say to the confessor God be merciful to you and forgive you your sins Now they dont need God to do It at all and they merely say Ego to absolvolI I e Mike parishioner forgive you Only at the time when the priest Is not at hand who could give forgiveness o the sinner God himself can forgive the This the teaching of the church and no one can deny it Consider nowI when such nn event can take place AtI tho time when for Instance the priest was called to a dying person and ho tired that his tongue entirely re fuses service and ho cannot utter the words Ego to absolve and hen there Is no other priest at hand In that event God himself can according to the teachings o the church forgive the sins teachings of the church forgive the sina drunken priest The proverb In titution goody Frank also applies God Conclusion Many other wrongs the priests commit against God whose servants they pretend to be The kind God is unfortunate ir the selection of his servants In heaver he created angels so that they would serve him but these Gods servants arose up against him and now they are going through the world like roaring lions seeking whom they may devour And the priests these servants of God They surpass the ser anta of heaven entirely They removed God they cheated hl and are a disgrace to him and they d this knowingly and Intentionally for f gullyt theswould come out In tho open to defer themselves against these charges Perhaps now again they will scold and yell He Is a blasphemer Never we do not blaspheme It the priests them selves who are maklpg God laughabli and trifling It the believers would thinking about this they would come alto a conviction that the clergy though out everything and arranged it so the It would serve to their good thedserve for him they care and they are very Indifferent about God when they have full mouths or what he will say And tor that reason not only the one who does not believe In God but also the one who does must not belleve the priest CH4RCH Continued from Page t utterly unable to tella man whet lie asks me on the street for a nickel or i dime or a quarter utterly unable to tell him No He always wants to get meal or a bed pr that what he says he does I usually think he wants to get a drink and yet give him the moneyI Into a row once with the first church of which I was ever minister a little Baptist church In Illinois The wo men In the church found some tramps In a vacant hut and carried them down straw on which they slept put up a stove where they might keep warm and then went down with their hymn books and sang and prayed with them and then they asked me to go down They wanted me to pray and sing with them I suppose They didnt say so but I Inferred they did found the men and asked them what they wanted most They said some black navy tobacco and a jug of hard elder I knew they ought not to have It but still I got it for them That made trouble for me But I dont believe in those things I dont believe In giving money I dont believe In giving anything to anybody There is nothing free In title world and If we could get that Into our conscious ness then we would begin to see that If It Is wrong to give anybody anything- It equally wrong for anybody to take by any means legal or otherwise what doesnt belong to him Whoever made a block of coal Whoever created a tree And yet the coal and the forests are being wasted and grabbed Who do they belong to I have an Idea that when great Nature made the storehouse and filled it with all the vast products of her Infinite handiwork she didnt pick out a man here and there to have and to hold it all and to hand ou ruinous rates to the rest of us less fortunate I think she made it for mankind Y ago a man bought a farm by the side of this town when It was a village The farm came to be nearly a halt of the whole east side of Kansas City and be came enormously valuable Who made the value The public made It the peo ple by coming here and building store houses and dwelling houses and streets Who got the benefit The man who by accident had bought the farm where somehow there are Iniquities and Injustices Sometime somehow the Intelligent and moral purpose of man will find the Injustices end cor rect them the Inequalities and make them equal I do not know how It Is going to be done but I do know that man ought to make a human world without poverty suffering disease and new heaven and the new earth are not to be brought about by going out and transforming the whole world They are going to be brought about by our beginning to transform so much of that world as we ourselves are For In stance I wish to be happy in this world Now the first thing for me to do or yon to stop speaking or thinking ill of anybody have an Idea that a thought tends to concrete itself and If we think of a person we help to make him It we think good of him we help to make him good I believe I have referred to it before but I shall keep on doing so for the next seventy asla of that black ruler I was at last trans fcrrcd to one school where the teacher gave me a scat the last one back in a kind of n little alcove practically fit her sight It was an appeal to my sense of honor It was the expression of her confidence Do you think I ever threw a paper wad or a piece of chalk Never That woman could trust me It was n transformation That was the first time was converted born again was converted subsequently a great many times and expect to be a great many times yet but that was the be ginning And our thoughts whether they are things or not tend to utter themselves to concrete themselves to Incarnate themselves All happiness In the thinking so There Is nothing either good or bad Shakespeare said but thinking makes It so In this pursuit of the new world hold that all tear must bo east out Think how we live all our lives under ormdeath It Isnt pleasant to contemplate that the end Is coming before a great while when we must down and ForgetyIt Banish it Maybe Death Isnt the king of terrors ns the Bible says but the busy housemaid as Ernest Crosby says who with white cap and apron dusts out the old dwelling place I think we never ought to grow old and It we do we ought not to admit it I thlnli that we should form a society of men and women find resolve not to get old to practice It and believe In it and hear muslo often for music Is the voice of love the echo of spring the whisper and Inspiration of youth And dance often for there Is nothing tends so muJ to keep men and women young as music and the dance And forget heaven Let us make It here GOD THE OMNIPOTENT IS TIRED In six days the Lord made the hea ven and the earth nnd on the seventh- sday he rested and w a refreshed Ex 3117 C DOD TAILOR e Unto Adam Also nndtofhlil wife did the Lord God make coats of skin and clothed tlreinGen 321 THE LORD LIKES HOT ROAST MEAT BETTER THAN COLD VEGETABLES Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord And Abel he also brought of tile firstlings ot his flock and of the tat thereof And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering but unto Cain and his or fering he had not respectGen 435 ANGELS COURTING WOMEN There were giants on the earth in those days And also after that when the sons of God came in unto the daugh tern of men and they bare children to them the same became mighty men which were of old men of renown Gen 64 H PERCY WARD TO LECTURE Morrison House 1910mEditor Blue Grass BladeI ar rived in this country about two months ago nnd have given a number of lectures in this city under the auspices of the Church of Humanity earsIsm now arranging a lecture tour through the principal cities of the United States My dates and places are as follows tiny 22Kansas City MoIMay 29St Louis June 5Chicago Juno 12 Cleveland Juno 19 PiUsburg June 26Washington July 3 Philadelphia July 10New York X July 17New York July 24Boston July 31 Montreal Aug 7Toronto Aug 14 Buffalo Aug 21Detroit Sincerely yours H PERCY WARD TWO GREAT SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES The World has no God and Man has no Soul A worldwide movement to make them known and perpetua ted For particulars send a self addressed envelope to the Presi dent of the Church of Humanity W II KERR Great Bend Kansas U S A HIS REVISED IMPRESSION After following many false trails we at length found the spot where the great explorer was secluded and began questioning him at once without loss of time for the Importunate wire less was making us mlsnrablo by its incessant cry for copy With our longest pencil clutched ready for Immediate use we opened the Interview by remarking to the celebrity that he must have found the pole most frightfully frigid He replied that he certainly had be lieved at the time of his discovery that the pole was as frigid as we sug gested but that since leaving this ex tiemlty he had become almost con vinced that he had received an roneous Impression If did not he argued with considerable logic how would It be possible for the pole now to be making things so hot for me Clean Record Come on pard said Sandy Pikes as he prepared to hop the fast freight What tire yer waltln for De census man Is comln down de road an Im waltln for him to write me up yawned Lazy Luke Huh Id like to know what dere Is about you dat would Interest a census man Why dis census dey ask how many days you were Idle last year an guess can satisfy him on dat point Something Like It I wonder how It feels to be an arctic explorer Well If you have ever been taking a bath In a cold bathroom and the soap slipped out of your hand and lodged under the bathtub and you had to get out of the hot water and get down on your hands and knees on the floor and look for that blamed soap you proba bly have an idea of how it feels to ar Arctic explorer The Name Seemed to Fit tine day an old war veteran limped Into a shop and said to the druggist- I want some medicine Some sort ot vermifuge suppose Well colonel wheres the trouble asked the 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