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Digital page images are linked to the text file. t BLUE GRASS BLADE 1 KENTUCKY SUNDAY JULY 1910NumberVOLUME xvin P1ILEXINGTON = 4 hHo HIKh anAmtdilanA tfdat iJ m = DR WILSON Addresses a Prominent Womans Club of Cincinnati Says Woman Should Get Up a New Declaration of 1 Independence Declaring the Freedom of Her Own Brain I Miudamo President Ladies I eXItended Gentlemen nndI to be a pleasure occasion rather thin a serious afl airitllat the J program was to consist of sweet music hy Miss Greenland and others and they certainly do nd it out sweet along with recitations and tanks of character as to make one 1g1 t the unpleasantness of a hot Accordingly I am here to en rather than to impart se rious information When I asked Mrs Sherwood what I should talk about she re plied Oh just anything you want to say about woman Now that is certainly license enough and I propose to take ad vantage of it and will present a few rambling ideas on woman some of which need not be taken too seriously A city boy went to visit in the country and at his first meal was set down to an old time country V slmreadl W t atsvedttt u ham a d rear e botibiSCUlts Mtat s iil t1C routhaftshy rdtd11 t t It E things Then he was offered fried f chicken and gravy and peas and corn on the cobbut again he said he didnt want any of them t things Then ho was served to ice i cream cake and berries but he said ho didnt want them things nuther Then suit the hostess what in thin world do you want j Well said the boy I want somethin I dont git at homo Whnt I want is some pie Likewise in this talk of mine this evening I want to be a little 1out of the ordinary and servo you something you do not always get at limitn strange and rare kind of pie J Some years ago I compiled a book of quotations Among the subjects selected was that all im portent mad irrepressible one woman In looking over the thousand or more quotations gathered on both lovely and unlovely woman I note that women in speaking of woman seldom have anything bad to say of themselves while in speaking of them they are great ly given to exaggeration either heroizing or lionizing them or viciously abusing them whip men on the other hand are equal ly given to exaggeration either deifying and augelizing the ladies or meanly slurring them Love each other as we may still there always seem to be a little war on hand between the sexes If you would fully comprehend womans infinite variety just read a thousand select quotations of which she is made the subject and your brain will soon get into such a state of bewilderment as to what woman really is that it will never be able to extricate it self from the tangle Certainly wOman is the mys hwy of all mysteries The more you read the moro you wonder and ever stranger and stranger this most complex mid in comprehensible of all creatures Ono of natures agreeable blun ders says one writer Ex tremist in alt things says an other either better or worse than man either hating or loving for sho knows no medium Sonic one has saidtho greatest study of mankind is man I deny it The greatest study of mankind is woman libw to un a derstand herhow to get along with her lord how to get along without her is the most perplex ing and supreme question of allI the ages Yes shes a mysterious strange creature r r r r r Strangely wooing are the worlds above us Strangely beautiful is the faith of Islam Strangely sweet are the songs of Solomon Strangely tender are the teach ings of Jesus Strangely cold is the sun on the mountain Strangely mellow is the moon in old ruins Strangely pleasant are the stolen waters Strangely simple and unwooin is virtue Strangely lighted is the north night region Strangely strong are the streams in the ocean Strangely true are the tales of the Orient Strangely winning is a darkeyed widow Strangely wayward are the ways of 10ve 1 Btt stranger tlinn1 all nr ways of1 401 aJr So wrote Jocquin Miller Such however is to be expected of a poet for almost invariably poets get tangled up in so many heart affairs that the more they write about women tho more their evident bcwilde ment Now there wa Alexander Pope who had tli goo grace to say Of nIl the goo by fortunes hands art given A wifes the r culiar gift of heavenNov w lId have been very gallant in ope if he had not also said- Woman at best Is a contradic tion still Also Men some to bu ness some to pleasure taki But every woman at heart a rake Mcn some to quiet owe to public strife But every lady wo Jd be queen for lifer r But considering lie r very bad ly Pope had been jilted he should be forgiven fir this and other like outbursts of revenge and vituperation And here comes tho gentle But wer the Claude Melnottc of Ko mance worshipping the dear starlight of womans haunting o eslist to some of his sweet speech Oh woman in ordinary cases so mere a mortal how u the great und rare events of life dost thou swell into the angel Ah more royalty in a womans breast than dwells within the sceptcred auger of a hundred kings Now thats just fino isnt itT But hear him again Woman he says is the filing heaven made for wearing trinkets and talking scandal and the only way to keep her from playing the devil is to encourage her to play the fool Now dont he angry ladies for remember I am licensed to speak as I please this evening about woman And dont feel too hard toward Bulwer for writing such a slam derous diatribe for he poor fel low on the very morning he wrote this nay have gotten up and after a prolonged and vexing search for his shoes found them stuck away hack under the bed where he had to gouge for them with a broom stickor later found a hair in the butter or maybe sonic of his immortal man uscript converted into lamplight orsso you should stake allow ances for all such eruptions and do not forget there is a limit to the patience of even a man Shakespeare who seemingly could read time utmost thought of the hidden heart and who continuously elevates woman to the highest pinnacle of human worship mind adoration still was forced to say A womans fitness comes by fits Who is it can read a woman Shakespeare married a woman by the name of Anne Hathaway and if history can be relied upon it appears as usual with women she had her way When they were married she was twentyeight ugly plain il literate and possessed of a bud temper lIe was eighteentli- evesick period of youth just when they given to penning verses to their mistresses eye brows and indulging in listless longings and heavy depressions mud suffering from they dont k1orliatwould look like both of them ittio haYe had better sehsgfl ii RJn n t rrJSgca tlf didnt Here we find the greatest exponent of human thought and feeling in all the world who not only in youth but ripened by ex perience still had to admit who can read a woman Rightly taken ladies this should not be regarded as a slim On the other hand if woman con he clearly and easily read she would not only cease to be a mystery but cease to be Queen of Hearts and no longer would she be able to fascinate and bind the strongest man with a single hair To he serious ladies did it ever occur to you that womans best claim to greatness lies in mans confessed inability to comprehend herDid it ever occur to you that as long as woman remains a mystery to men just that long will she remain a sacred being to him an angel a divinity The beauty and spirit which remains longest Ulcomplcll nded the longest attracts and charms Upon a certain great occasion Shakespeare saidlheres a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood leads tq for tune Byron quoting this adds Theres a tide in the affairs of woman which taken at the flood leads God knows where Now if there was any mail who knew the secret workings of the female bloodpump it was Byron and no one ever sang woman praises more sweetly still after a long and vivid experience he was forced to say What a strange thing is lllklJ- 1and what a stranger s woman What a whirlwind is her head and what a whirlpool full of depth and danger is all the rest about her There was Solomon who cer tainly hall every opportunity in the world to judge woman II A fountain of gardens a well of living waters he culls her a well as much other distilled sweet j ness not mentionable here j vast h1finallyWoman Stillremained loin to my lot to he blessedwitlf a thousuml wives I never could have lied groaning all is van ityWith the choice ofa thousand wives Im sure Id a lived a thou sand lives and having lived so muchly here it wouldnt have made much difference to me if I lived again or not Nobody but a fool would die grumbling after having had a thousand wives and they the pick of his empire It used to be I had great sym pathy for womankind When father would go to church Sundays and bring home the preacher and his wife anda half dozen other starved loking saints and set thorn down to a big dinner mother had been all morning cooking it did seem to me that womankind was getting the worst of it and she was But in these later when woman has about quit feru1ingI the preachers and since they have driven schoolteachers bookkeepers stenographers doc tors druggists and half the rest of us out of business I am not nearly so sympathetic as I used to bo 1 fun like the fellow down in North Carolina who stole a horse and was tried for it His lawyer made such an eloquent plea for him that he was acquitted After the trial the lawyer said Now see here Bill you did steal that horse didnt you Well judge said Bill in reply I used to think that I stole that horse but since Ive heard you speak Ill be doggone if I aint in doubt about it Likewise since I have heard women like Sarah Platt Decker and IrShaw and DrSiewers und others speaking and tell how they have put men out of business in the past und what they are doing to them now and what they are going to do them Ill be doggone if 1 aint in doubt just as to where I stand on the woman ques tion You women are trying today to estajilisli sex and political equal v h owing i ytll have imvuy been faun st merior t When the Lord was ready to put the finishing touches on crea ion he topped it oil with a woman and as natures master piece man has ever since regard ed gave the apple to Adam land he ate thereof and by this initiative on the part of the wom h all knowledge crone into tile world Not one of the saviors of men were fathered while all had to be mothered foil savior it was of aio importance whether he had a father or not and this is the highest compliment religion ever aid to woman kIll war men do the fighting and dying woman always receiving the first claims to protection Claiming now to be mans slave she is first always in his consid eration In the war of the Trojans Greek fought Greek for years just for the possession of a wom an Helen of Troy When did woman ever contend to the death for the possession of a sham As in the ease of Mark Antony men have thrown not only life nay but empires just for a womans love When did man oilget such worship from a always first and last in tIle worship and adoration of all down along the line the female gets the best of it Note till distinction made of eatable birds and animals chickens ducks turkeys swine cattle and sheep Time poor male is doomed to slaughter fattened killed and eatQH and the female let live All of which is evidence of course of the greater need use and import ance of the female But nevertheless it is awful tough on the gentlemen Wo frequently hear it declared that we can tell what people ares by what they eat The reason woman are so viciously disposed against men is duo to the fact of their long continued diet of mania mont When they gilt right mad at us they could just eat usfrom habit and I say to you gentlemen present any further accession to power by woman and she is liable at lily moment to fall upon us Continued on Peg 1 GOD AND JEFFFRIES 11 AND OTHERTAn English View of the Late Prize Fight and the Windy Talkfest That rj Preceded ItiG W Foote in London Free thinker IJugo expressed the conviction that whether Redorigo killed Cassio or Cassio killed Rodent either way suited him Our own idea of the great unprecedented unparalleled etc encounter at Reno in Nevada U S A was something similar Whether the undefeatablo Jeffries knocked out the unsubduable Johnson or the unsubduable Johnson knock ed out the undefeatable Jeffries was all the same to us We could not see that the fate of the white and black races hang trembling in the balance and if we had seen it we should have said that the victory must go to the win ner Nature doesnt share mans prejudices She is perfectly in different about the color of the upper or the lower dogs skin Until the Greeks set up business none of the ancient civilizations were white And after the lapse of moro than two thousad years nature quietly permitted an Asi atic yellow nation to give a Eu ropean white nation a remarka bly sound licking Moreover it seems likely that Europeans will have many more lessons taught them in the not far distant future by the despised Asiatics and the tuition may easily extend from Asia to Africa rrrrrWe are not going to discuss prizefighting exceptjito say thati raiie itiTir fIm iitlSon1 rlyJI and1 honorably if is display of prowess on the brute side of hu man nature What mankind pecially wants for its progressive civilization is not thews or muscles but brains A great painter was asked what he mixed his colors with With brains sir was his Mien will have to mix everythingwit brains if they are to rise in the scale of culture The iiight which took place at Reno has no rela tion whatever to the worlds ad vancement It was primitive savagery under civilized laws of expressionrrrr One sinister feature of the JeffriesJohnson fight was the presence of hundreds of ladies heaven save the mark Sour three hundred of the fair sex were seated in what may be called a reservation the rest were scattered among the elegant crowd The phenomenon was ono of time outcomes of liberty Those wire think that women owe their modesty and gentleness to something entirely innate and not to countless ages of evolutionary discipline are to put it mildly mistaken Give women their fling and they will be as bad as men perhaps worse if we may trust the shire of Juvenal There is truth in the old proverb that the corruption of the best is the worst It may also be that woman hurts herself more than man does if she falls Women most frequently turned their thumbs for the death of the defeated in the Roman arenas nor apparently are the ladies behind time gentlemen in their enjoyment of bloodshed- nt a Spanish bullfight r rr Jeffries and Johnson both bragged before the contest but the white bruiser beat the black bruiser at that game The whites indeed are the great est braggarts on earth and their religion helps to make them so las we shall see presently Johns said ho was going to beat Jeffries and Jeffries said ho was going to nuke Johnson sick of the sight of a boxing glove In the rivalry of oral egotism Jeff ries won easily first Ills sneers at the nigger sound humiliat ing now Lot us hope that Jeff ries white friends will not re I vengo themselves with fresh lynchings Racial hatred is ready most dangerously strong in r I the United States And it is likely 4rto grow stronger for if the truth must be told the white leadersthave shown and still show an utter lack of statesmanship in dealing with the colored problem They have never gone be yond time policy of the sixshooter y Even in religious circles this is in essence the only policy pursued Blacks are not allowed to sit in the same church with t whites Young Miens Christian Associations will not admit colored members They worship tho same God are to be saved by the same blood of Christ and will have to mix with each other in heaven but the white believers will see the black believers damned before they mix with them on earth And what does all this prove It proves that religion is not really a harmonizing influ f ence that instead of allaying it exasperates political social and personal quarrels It was a cyn ical but soiuul observation of Swifts that most men have re ligion them Kato each othertrrrr siWe say that blacks and whites worship tine same God but a stranger would hardly think so Johnsons black friends for his victory in the contestiThey held a long neetm g r at Brooklyn on11hoge1l1Il1q2Yt NbdtmbtthIJoIt ithi prayers for the triumph of theho protagonist were answered Nor do we see how the whitest theol t ogian could contradict them On i till other hand it appears that ono white clergyman at least was satisfied that God wits going to give time victory to Jeffries refines father the Rev Alexis tti Jeffries consulted the Lord on the matter Tim will win he told an interviewer because the Lord is on hiside mind the Lord will help him as He helped David slay Goliath Which is exquis tely funny when it is recollected that Jim was the bigger man of the two The Rev Alexis Jeffries may get good from heaven to borrow a phrase from Mr Stead hilt he got a rotten one that tunicAThat the Lord God Almightym if such a being exist settledtwho should win the honor and what is of more importance the ig stake at Reno is unquestion able He would not be the Lord God Almighty if he did notuJ the Lord do all these The party who knocked Jeffriesa out was not Johnson but Tehov Johnson was only the human agent that Jehovah employed for the This is firstrate ieologythough we dont expect the white trash to recog lize it Their opinion is that if 3od doesnt back their main he will remain neutral They argue s on that basis throughout Melt do this everywhere When they r win God is with them when theyalose God is not with the enemy their defeat is either an accident or the work of the Devil Any t11ing else would mean that they were not everybody and what religionists could ever believe that rrrrM1 W T Stead whose tips from heaven used to be famous seems to have a new one Wdmilo admitting that the undeniably- attractive power of a fight was a difficulty in the way of peace ropaganda ho said one evening at Browning Hall thnt There were nay evidences to show that America in time hands of divine was destined to become the bannerhearer in the march of the worlds civilization and to be time power for Continued on Page 3 L iUf t I BLUE GRASS BLADE FOUl lED By CHARLES IILTON MOORE ml edited by Jim until his death February JAMES E HUGHES Proprietor 126128 Uorth Limestone Street Lexington Kentucky- P 0 Box SUBSCRIPTION RATES By mall postpaid JlOO pr yr In advance Five new yearly subscribers at onp re mlttance cents each Foreign subscriptions postpaid J150 per year ADVERTISING RATES One Inch single column Insertion cents one month or lour Insertions tlOO six months 500 one year 800 Quarter column Insertion 200 one month 400 six months 2000 one year 3000 Half columr wnole column or larger advertisements at special rates von ap plication ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS to the Blade will be discontinued at the expiration of the term for which the subscription has been paid up In advance The address slip on tie paper will show subscribers tha date of expiration subscription Hack numbers or numbeis emitted will be sent asked for upon renewal In case of dlscontlnuan SHOULD ANY SUB R1UEK cnange his or her address advlsu this giving uoth old and new Address as desired THE OFFICE of publication of the Blade al North Limestone Street Lexington Kentucky to which all Freethinkers be given a hearty THIS ULALiE U entered at the Postofflre ul LdXiiiKtuii Kentucky ua aoconU iiiuluug mutter AUtUlESS ALL OUMMUM1UATAINS TO If t JAMUS liUUlihib tux Lung r belltucxy SttALL WE LET THE BLADE DIE I have just received my copy of the elude and read the editors letter giving notice of the prob able demise of our old friend the ilade Sonic of you have heard a help call before and have helped but it was never more important than now that you help promptly Shall we let the Blade rust out Dear Old Blade It has carried a sharp edge and has mown some rank weeds Shall we relegate it to oblivion while we support those of newer and baser metal I for one feel that we are traitors if we turn our backs on this dear old paper now It has weathered1- 1iany a storm its present edi tor us well as its past editor and founder hats suffered many a hardship for the sake of this keen edged instrument Dont letItdie We need it more than ever before To let it die now wouid Waste all the energy that its editors and supporters have spent on it Lets keep it alive as a monu them to one of the cleanest purest and most honorable old men that ever lived No matter whether you agreed with all he believed and said I did not you could not know tile without recognizing his worth and admiring the good that was in hint The Blade hUB always been clean in its advocacy end it is our duty to stand by it rfhile it is right as it has stood jy us and the cause wo represent it has ever dared to stab the enemy in the defense of right no matter whether that enemy was of high or low degree Its pages are open for the discussion of free thought and it never dictates any particularism The Blade is not a one mans paper but is a paper of the people for the people and by the people I want tosuggest that the Blade be made a monthly and improved in form and made as good read t ing as possible that a Blade Club he formed to support it that the membership fee be 100 pinch will include a years sub ription to this splendid monthI jy this amount to be paid once Ahen said club is organized Then I suggest that the editor make an estimate of what it willI cost to issue the paper for one year figuring on this now monthly and what it will cost per hundred to mail tic paper Ihs can then let it be known through the paper how many members to the club ho gets and if they arc not sufficient to cover the years pense of issue and mailing till club members are to voluntarily contribute the balance This will fix the Blade for one year if its friends will furnish the matter for printing and I will certainly do my part toward urging some of the bright lights to help One year from now if the monthly de serves to live we will contribute our little mites again It is a se rious thing to let a Free Thought paper die Wo have very few mediums of exchange and we certainly need all we have Irresolution and inaction will mean the death of this sheet Do not wait for the other fellows but nil talk at once Write today and tell the editor what you are will ing to do Nothing can scream louder than one of Uncle Sams dollars unless it is several of them1 Dont let an old mans life sacrifice prove a failure Now is the time to prove that you have red blood in your veins by stand ling by an old friend- ELIZABETH WILEY The Blade is grateful to its cor respondent for this letter and should be glad to hear from oth ers along this or other lines We would suggest however that the publishing of a monthly that would do credit to the name of the paper would be as expensive as the publication of the present weekly We have figured our expenses down to the lowest cent and include nothing but the cost of printing and postage yet the receipts for the month of July up to the 24th have not been suffi cient to pay the cost of one issue of the paper LETTER FROM DR WILSON Cincinnati Q July 4 110 Editor Blue Grass Blade Yours received requesting some copy Nk t having time to write anything special along the Liberal line I send you all I have on hand an address delivered last week before the Harriet Tay lor Upton Club the leading wom ans organization of Cincinnati A big part of the address is taken up with matter foreign to that generally discussed in your paper However a little change of grazing is good now and then and it will help to fill up anyhow What little spare time I have now is give nto my Book of Verse which I am still working on with the view of getting it out this fall sureI would like to say to my Blade subscribers that I have had so much to hinder in the last two years that it has been impossible for me to publish it as promised However the delay I am sure wil add not only to the import ance of the book but also to its size At first I intended to pub lish a book of about 125 pages but now I have material for over 300 pages and I am going to put it all in one book as I doubt that I will ever be able to publish an other book and may not write much more I do not know of course how the book will be received but those acquainted with my general writings may judge it from them I shall not please or satisfy all I well know but I feel sure of pleasing many Excepting Lowell and Whitman none of the other Americans poets dared own their own soulsand even they were eminent straddlers and wrote in such a veiled manner that only scholars can comprehend them I have tried to be and dared to be different I do not call myself a poet but just a rhymesterand- have written for the child as well as the man and have endeavored to be up to date avoiding the simpering and cringing and syc opliancy so common to the many My work in size as poetry goes will be really two books in one and will cost much more than I first thought it wouldprobably 200 I need subscribers and would greatly appreciate orders from my friendsYours truly J B WILSON OUR ALLIES By R D Nauman A district conference and camp meeting of Seventh Day Adven tists held recently at Sigourney Iowa has recalled the fact to my mind that in regard to all the most vital questions of public policy demanding a complete separation of church and state not simple its a beautiful theory but as a living fact for which wo as Freethinkers and Rationalists are striving these people arc by flu the best allies wo have Their position on Sunday laws God in thc Constitution appropriations for religious or seuhi ligions purposes chaplains at public expense etc is absolutely correct One of the most eloquent addresses on this subject to which it has ever been my pleas ure to listen was given at this camp meeting by II C Russell of Takoma Park Washington D C who is the chairman of the Religious Liberty Bureau which bureau is under the auspices of the Adventists If the one man in these United States who has done and is now doing the most preventingCongress of religious legislation wider one pretext or another was to be pointed out that one man would be II C Russell Now I do not wish to be understood as saying that these people have made any very greats strides towards the daylight in so far as questions of socalled revealed religion and the superstitions and humbug that follow in its theyhavewell know the Bible has a thou sand different people and the be thoughfoundeda complete separation ofchurch and state is concerned coincides exactly with the conclusions of all Rationalists founded simply on justice experience and common sense Furthermore these Adventists are organized and in dead earn est about this matter They religiousfanaticism as other Christian denominations have it upon the other side low over as the Advenist is absoluu ly right in the position he takes policyinvolving should receive our unstinted sup port and assistance That these people have made progress in the right direction was plainly indicated to me sometime since for when I showed a copy of what are known as The Nine Demands of liberalism to ono of the elders in the Adventist church and after he had carefully inIa exceptions to the wording of one or two paragraphs we would be willing to stand upon that as our own political platform The great thoroughness of their work and the undoubted value of their efforts on behalf of religious liberty was impressed on me most forcibly upon one other occasion when I was circu lating a petition for one of our liberalorganizations against some threatened national Sunday legislationsome twentyfive or thirty signers when I stet a deacon in the Ad ventist church and began to speak to him of the matter With a knowing smile he pulled a roll of paper out of his pocket and to my astonishment unfolded a petition of exactly the same import as my own and beairng some 500 signatures- In conclusion let me recommend personinabout himself find out if there are any Adventists or Seventh neighborhoodwith them Find out what they are doing in regard to keeping church and state forever sepa rate Give them your assistance and a contribution if necessary in this good work for though I have called them our allies I am not quite sure but what we are rather their allies in the great work of preserving those grand principles of secular government WashingtonJefferson THE UNIVERSE AND ITS PHENOMENA By Joel Ml Berry By the universe the Greek of which is kosmos we mean time heaven whether visible or invis iblo from our earth and its contents viz the sun planets stars moons etc It is supposed to have been evolved from a cosmic nebulous matter or dust of tre mendous extent in space within the atoms of which existed the nOWiSjSUD t tile turn evcimiiiiiy mini 11 is u lingo muniiusuitiun ol pncnomcim uuing eru viieu wivn me unit activity hull is made up or manor hull motion i ui evo lution js nut omy me law 01 or gunie progress u is tno law 01 nil piogiess t1SU tilde is u principle umturjing an evolut ionary processes me persist d ice oi lorce auu it is uy tins unit mere is u tenaeiiey m every organism to maintain a uaianueu conuiuon iov tne various plie omena or tale universe are euecls maiuiested to us tnrougu our senses sound color taste led mug etc by some cause coacH euect has its caUse mid each cause its eltect lor cause and ef are inseparable and one can not exist without tile other cuusesIso harmon iously together tit accordance watt what science teaches us are certain lixed laws Our reason tells us that there must be a cause wcIpreme because causing and con NowIall we can say regarding the First and Supreme cause and power is that is it as Herbert Spencer say- sLmisrutnblei e not understood unsearchable not to bo satisfactorily accounted for therefore incapable of being ex plained by human reason Nor can we logically conceive it as a deity or god for either conception would involve us again in a pretense to a knowl edge of that which we have shown to be uiLscrutable and the rypothesisIlullds It appears to be a difficulty with some to recognize this cause and power as a being Let us ex amine the point A being play be living or nonHying animate or iaiiimatc the verb to be being only another mode of expressing the verb to exist A being is therefore an existence and an existence is a being but the first cans is only a being existence entity or tiringas opposed to or distinguished from a non being a nonexistence a non entity or a nothing The first cause or supreme power is there fore a being entity or existence within the universe and inscrut able or incomprehensible to man and has been well defined to us as the first cause last under stood Now right here is where our views of a God come in In case there is a power or being that we call God it is this inscrutable power back of nature beyond the comprehension of mortal man consequently not for us to know and as no relations can exist be twen the conceivable and the in conceivable the finite and the finiteand it is assumed that the inscrutable power is infiniteno relations can exist between man and the inscrutable First Cause There is our God in a nutshell This is why we are so content as to any God or a future life for anything we do or fail to do can not affect it a particle We can give it nothing neither can it receive anything from us There fore addresses to it are useless and illogical and those who do so address it seriously involve themselves in an illogical belief in the personality of the First Cause and in its possession of human attributes such us heat ing seeing etc a belief which is founded as we have well on con jecture only It seems somewhat strange says Herbert Spencer that men should suppose the highest wor ship to lie in assimilating the ject of their worship to themselves What we know or can know respecting the inscrutable power is explained by the known laws of science and evolution and oil that we can logically say that we know about it isthat it IS The above theory comprises our views of a God or First Cause to a fraction Compare the above with the Bible estimate of God and see which ono looks the nuore reasonable the Moro sensible the more Godlike No God moves in a mysterious WilY his wonders ys qi t y way It is the man TWO GREAT SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES The Universe Has No God And Man Has No Soul A worldwide movement to make them known and perpetuat ed hoe particulars send a self addressed envelope to the Presi dent of the Church of Humanity H IQlRR1 Great lend gas LUCKY AFTER ALL Yes they saved and economized for years nt length they had enough saved with which to buy tho coveted nulomobllo Yes Yes nnd he took the money and bought a gold brick Oh well might have been much worse How cnn you sny Ho might have bought the automobile hue upkeep cost of a gold brick Is comparatively nothing Feminine Diplomacy Qernldlnc Mildred Is anything but a beauty and Ive ofteu wondered how she ever Induced Fred to pro posoEmelineIt was duo to her diplo macy Qaraldlne Diplomacy Emcllnc Yes Fred met her down town one day and Invfted her to lunchmerely as a matter of courtesy you know Well In giving the order she managed to order the things he liked best and the result was bo proposed to her then and there Ice Wagon Comedy Driver on rrontI wasnt always driving an Ice wagon once owned a string of horses and wore diamonds Weigher on back Thats nothing used to own me own mansion and motor every day to kill time Moss on sidewalk Say you fel lows stop letting off much hot air will you First thing you know youll melt the Ice and well go short Tltewads Forethought- understand that your engagement with Miss Slim Is off Yep Im going to marry Miss that happen to happen Cost of living If I married Miss Slim I would have to fatten her at my own expense while Miss Plump has already been fattened at the expense of her father TheirJust Like Were going to have a lot of den lists over this evening Where do you suppose they will feel the most et home in our place Why the drawing room of course SHE WAS WISE He after he snatched a klssOh please pardon me but couldnt help myself She You dont expect me to hand them to you do you The City Treasurer rOUndjHis IfiIf were as rich as you are wouldnt stay here to work and swel terIwere as poor as you are I wouldnt have any object In staying here to sweat and worry Hopeless Case NorthropSome one told me you had a bad case of lung trouble Is It trueUoylesNo Its throat trouble Three of my daughters have gone In for vocal culture I Making Progress Young Husband Well my dear how are you getting along at cooking Wife Oh Im making won derful progress Last week learned how to make cunning little turtles out of raisins and cloves Wonder Worker Saplelgh Ah speaking of electric ity that makes me think Miss Keen Really Mr Saplelgh Isnt It remarkable what electricity can doi Not Up to Date Was theirs a fashionable wedding guess not They didnt have to call out the police to keep the crowds back Just Like a Woman You would never shed tears over me Oh you never can tell I shed tears over an onion this morning No Equine Disturbance TomEver have the nightmare JackNo have nothing but horse less dreams If GRADUATION CALAMITY HnrnJi Ann Amelia Hrrnggs 1 Krmlunllon dny She Sni white And when she said her lsIvowed It was the proper To print the loral paper It miulo four columns something And Sarah rend It through with oerIShe marveled nt Its wondrous AnJ Joy nt reading could not hldoIFor to this maid just graduating Her words typo were tUBclnntlnJnut Sarah had hysterics That salts Tho editor a brute was styled When she had reached thu The type machine had slipped signaturetAnd gxtwx mate rend Miss saran Arthur Chapman Denver can Didnt Want to Miss It old lady was taking her first ride on the steam cars Now mister she said to the con ductor this Is my first trip on the cars and want you to kind of look after mo All right maam replied tho ticket puncher Ill see that you through all right And continued the old lady the train runs off the track and getIdown an embankment be sure wake mo up VERY FOOLISH IMny rjMr Jones Hos very foolish those chaps usually live longer than any body else It Differs to waterbut IWherein you know long eared mutt Just doesnt choose to go Little Tommys Question to the zoo the other day little IUp noticed a large South Amerl bird with long golden wattles which kept flopping clumsily about Oh mamma the little fellow shouted as a bright Idea popped Into his head why doesnt the poor bird wear a pin In his scarf Harpers Bazaar His Personal Loss Two census takers met Did you go through Seminary avenue yesterday Inquired one No replied the other I notice that two men dered out there last night Confound It cried the with much bitterness WhyIluck Im out a nickel iVERY GREEN Tom Is very new at Yes ho heard a man day that he would polltlcsIthan president and he didnt see why a INew Opportunities will neer be still Now plans may now commence The roan who rocks toe airship will Be next In evidence Couldnt Do It ShortlelghI say old man can you lend me 1- 0LJnghamlmposslble Ive tried to lend you money several times but you alwayd seem to look upon It as a gift Matter of OrthographyIISiilicus have a few thousand to Invest and Uoostem tells me he somD giltedged stock to dispose hasJDo know anything about them- CynicusYou bet do They are guiltedged all right 4 Ii- 11 J rrGOD AttD BROTHER WADE OREDULITYCHILDLIKE Kditor JJludo ruse Christians greatest and most noteworthy trait is his sublime fuithalills childlike credulity and Brother Wade seems to have his full share Ono result never fails to follow this trait mitt it hever and always inability to think clearly and ra tionnlly It requires great faith to see a personal God who thinks und designs all things in an in finite universe and who has time to mauve tape Worms while run ning tho complex machinery of a universe so largo it has neither center nor circumference And it is pretty safe to say that only those who run to faith or cred ulity have the least idea or con cepion of such a God The man ifestations of nature do not reveal him or give time least indication that his services are needed or required in the natural order of things and rational thinking seeks in vain to discover any bnsis for the claims of blind faiththat a personal god runs and controls every movement of matter that takes place through out talC infinite realms of space Infinite realms what do these words really mean to a finite mind that can have no con ception of anything beyond cer tain limits Actually nothing for the distance one can project his mind into space is so little compared with what extends beyond that he makes not the least im pression on infinite space and yet so awe inspiring is his effort that he gladly returns mentally to this iniinitesmal earth for rest and relief When man first made god in his own image and with his own characteristics somewhat enlarged the main thing in the universe was this little world and it did not require much of a god to run it but since the discovery of thin fact thatt this earth is such a minute part of the whole we begin to see how mans god falls short of meeting the require ments of designer builder and motive power His little god got along quite nicely when he had nothing to do but take care of this earth although he got so tired when he made it that he had to take a day off and rest up In those days when faith could see him so distinctly god hud leisure to count hairs design tape worms and do no end of trivial things which included listening to the personal prayers of every individual and deciding whether to answer them or not But great changes have taken place since ignorant and credulous men created the bible god to explain how nature dotes her work and this god which Christians still believe in and must or repudiate their book is such an insignificant god compared with one great enough to manage an infinite universe that he and his attributes now create a smile of derision in every shah who does his own thinking independent of a priest or a preacher The bible god is undoubtedly Brother Wades god for his god seems to think plan and act just like that famous anthropo morphic phantom that bible writ ers put up in the sky and their foolish followers have tried to keep there ever since Thinking plunningand then acting are certainly of a per sonal being no matter how large you make him and in such a ing Brother Wade admits he be lieves The moment he does I repeat his belief makes him un and rationally able to reason clearly for a personal god no matter what his size be as un ablo to exercise power through out infinite spree as any or all the gods of ancient mythology Let this idea enter your minds all you god believers an infinite universe requires an infinite god if it has any and such a god could have no thinking apparatus or any intelligent relation to finite beings like ourselves as we understand the word intelligence That lsa word that loses all meaning when applied to anything infinite so if you are going to make gods and believe in themone or many they must be personal gods knowl hence in edge inanda god who hears and answers who comes m closeprayers touch relation with human beings is to believe in a finite god for no other could do such things or sustain such relations to us So about god or when any man talks tries to define the one he pro fesses to believe in he not only buts re makes himself ridiculous veals his pitiful weakness in re results When a man wants to talk ut tor nonsense lot him talk about god and how he works through nature for it is a subject no knows no moro about than Iifs predecessors knew when they wrote the bible or a puling infant knows today in its nurses arms We see nothing but nature and her manifestations and back of them we cannot go for there is nothing back of matter In matter is the force that moves it and it is always under control of natural because inherent modes of motion and no outside lawgiver was ever needed to intro duce artificial laws which are the kind men make and mighty poor are the most of them We know if we know anything that nature or matter in its infinite forms and varieties is not a con scious thinking substance for ever and always nature produces only to destroy Nothing in her works has permanency or stabil ity and whether she is making ivorma to torment her high est handiwork Hs modest man styles himself or is perfecting destroythissuffering and agony it is all the same to nature for there is no consciousness of giving pleasure or pain and her mechancial move ment lire as devoid of what we call sense and sympathy in human propelledbynets in nature s way or the lo comotives and you are gone for Miner will destroy you witnout compunction or regret There lore WHen earthquaKes destroy IUOVA people in less than one Hundred years the nuiu without a lou W account lor Natures do ings fins no occasion to oner any explanation uui the Uod believer with the Heavenly lather the ory can never nna one to fit the tact and samiy reason uro Wattle says What are aUjUuU people Killed by cyclones or eariDhquaues compared to the countless millions who have lived r etc A more silly or looasn question would be nard to encounter there is a man who believes in u personal Uod who loves liis cluluren and professes great interest in their welfare rind yet wlnen lie deliberately kills 2 uu u of them it is a matter ot no importance if the taking of numan life is such a trilling tiling way do all Christian nations con Unite to execute individual mur derers Why does the Christ ians lijoly Bible declare that no murderer can enter the kingdom of heaven Murder is the greatest of all crimes and every Chris tian so believes and if Brother Wades childlike credulity did not prevent him front thinking rationally he would condemn and denounce the murders of his Uod as quick as an atheist If his God is able to run this world without destructive earth quakes why doesnt he1 If he can prevents them by controlling Nature and her movements why does he not do so During the ye year 261 persons have died in this city from the slow and agonizing death that cancers always cause and tapeworm doc tors are kept busy removing from human stomachs those special pets of God and other worms that destroy health and prevent happiness And yet says Bro WadeII I admit the wisdom and the goodness of the tape worm and cancer although not able to see and explain itlll If this is not the limit in blind and docile faith to please God and stultify reason then it is a close second to the other God believer and faithist who knew a certain thing was impossible and that was why he believed it When any nina can write such words it is evident his reason has been perverted and his judg mont distracted for the ability to see wisdomi and goodness in that which inflicts misery and suffering on human beings shows that a mans thinker has gone wrong And such will always be the ease where men permit dead fools and fanatics to do their thinking for them What does any sensible man care for the views of Bible writers when their views cannot stand the test of reason What gives them any value when tested by present knowledge and what has been learned since they lived The world knows more today than it over know before or we are nook ing no progress and where is the man that will dare assert that fact So when a man is heard quoting old St Paul as ultimate authority on any subject it fills mo with disgust Under no conditions or circumstances will I permit that old hooknosed and bringing about the federation of the nations of the earth Who can dispute on such a sub jeet with one so familiar with the intentions of Divine Providence Wo venture to suggest however that speaking humanly Mr Steads evidences might be iiwro convincing Wo confess to being fairly sickened with the hypocritical attitude of American bowlegged Jew to do my think ing and unless he has said sonic tiling that science and reason confirms no man should pay the least attention to it Who was he and what was ho Went we opinions1lire Wade quotes him as an in fallible oracle Any mans views of God and another existence are worth just as much as his for he had no knowledge aboilt such things cud imuginutioufOl or ever did live who could tell us any tiling about God or show that ho exists outside of mens minds where he had his origin and yet no end of people who had a Sabbath School education and were religiously stuffed with Bi professfaith mind behold him as busy us an old lady with her knitting needles making cancers tape worms body lice kinds of Christians They raised heaven and earth and the other place to beingholdwas likely to be very much hurt for boxers dont try to killeach other but a lot of white heath en would enjoy themselves after their own fashion in watching the encounter Now it is the settled conviction of the average Amer ican citizen even more than the average British citizen that all enjoyment but religious enjoy ment is a deadly sin For that reason they clamored against the boxing match in California and succeeded in getting it transfer red to another state as if that was an advantage to anyone but the Reno caterers It was not bru tality and cruelty that they were opposing They did not protest with any vehemence that we heard of against the horrible lynching of a negro about the same time He had merely sent a love letter to u white girl and for that offense he was tortured with redhot wooden stakes and finally burned alive Brutality and cruelty of that kind are tol vermin and very recently something new and novel known as the hookworm Tints does his divine love re veal itself and yet John D the oil man who believes firmly in God and that heII doeth all things well has offered 1000 000 to the medical profession if they will find a way to prevent God from making hook worms to torment human beings and he is also trying to interfere with Gods work in malting cancers and medical men are experiment ing with serums that he hopes will kill the germs of consump tion which God in his wisdom designed created and caused to do the work they doing If goodness and wisdom char acterizes Gods work what bus iness has John D to interfere with it1 And why Bro Wade do you not use and protest against such impertinence on the part of your brother Christian With great and feverish anxiety I listen for your reply CHANNENG SEVERANCE Los Angeles Cal GOD AND JEFFRIESANDO- THER MATTERS Continued from Page mntedandIL boxing mutch is howled down Is this the ration f banner bearers in the march of time worlds civilization reeve Religion is a tragical affair in this world It is also a comical affair Tragedy and comedy have a way of getting mixed up as Shakespeare saw maid illustrated in his likewise a joke The doctrine of prayer is full of food for mirth Those who really believe it are called Peculiar People which indeed they are and cast into prison Those who pro fess to believe it mimi dont put them there Honesty in prison and hypocrisy holding the keys One must laugh or cry at such a spectacle and we prefer to laugh Prayer They say God answers it Well now we clip the following front a recent Shipping Intelligence Faith schooner of Beau mam bound to Swansea with scrap iron put in hero this after noon with damage to bulwarks stanchions and rail on port quarter having been run into by uiiryu Juggle Dungciiess IluiugniMhuu rum Auw Jiaveu just think otlLI Tho very nani e oi that snip is an appeal to 1rov mcnce i imiti bile might as well nave been called Infidelity rarerA great man begged his sun to observe with how little wisdom the world is governed Ho might also have begged him to observe how easily it is bamboozled by priests and plundereed by their friends When one looks at the mental and moral calibre of the clerical gentlemen of all nations one wonders how they manage to tusa their craft upon wiser and better people than themselves The explanation is that they control education and abuse the helpless minds of little children A welknown man of God says that in preaching the preacher must never become dn any sense a rivalof his Master But there is no danger that any preacher will ever do that for the preach ers gutter is always himself though spoken of in the third person to escape responsibility The preachers only other muster is the congregation and that only when lie lacks popularity WORLDS BEST WATCHES Mens New Thin Model 16 Size Waltham Riverside Maxi iiins M jewels fi55 Crescent Street 21 jewels fjJ Raver side jewels 21PT Bartlett 11 jewels 1251 625 if jewels 10 15 jewels 8 7 jewels fii Elgin No 156 or 162 21 jewels fi55 Veritas 23 jew 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Lexington 725 THE Charles Chilton Moore When a young man the author had started out to walk through the Holy Lands on foot Reaching Paris he gave up the journey and returned home He made the trip by rail and boat about three years before his death This book gives an account of what he saw and explodes numerous Christian myths It especially suitable for a present Cloth Bound Paoet Postpaid 1125 Address orders to BLUE GRASS BLADE Lexington KyM7kVl1 HT HIS GOOD TASTE young man contemplating marl monial fccllclty took his fair Intended to the home of his parents that shu might be Introduced to the old folks This Is my future wife said the young man proudly turning to pater familias who was a canny Scot Now father tell too candidly what you think of her Tho old man eyed the blushing brlde elect critically for fully two mina utes and then answered with dellb John can only say that you have shown much better taste than she has An Ultimatum Let me see Alice said the old man to his eldest daughter young Blinkers has been calling ou you reg ularly for six or eight months hasnt he Yes father replied the fair Alice Well continued the anxious par ent If he asks you to marry him whoa he comes tonight tell him he wants to see me Understand Yes father she rejoined And If he doesnt ask you to mar ry him added the old man just tell him that want to see him Good Reason SheHow Is It you were not at the West Ends reception HeI stayed away on account of a personal matter SheMay usk you what It was He Will you promise to keep It sea cretSheYes HeWell they tailed to send me an invitation Judy Only a Partial Loss Mrs NorthsldeIs It true that your little boy has lost his voice since his recent Illness Mrs CrosstownNot entirely but his voice has been reduced consider ably When he Is carrying on a con sersatlon with other boys now you cant hear him for more than five blocks How to Tell How can you tell a smart man from a when a man is always telling you how wonderfully smart he Is thats =The smart man No the fool WANTED TO WORK IT TOO SwlpseySay why wasnt yer at school ter day JlmpseyCos bad er headache Swipaey Say how did yer make yer mudder believe Dearer Dear heart youre twice as dear to me As what you used to be Since things have doubled up In price Youre twice as dear to me A True American love the rose the vlclet said he with twinkling love the blush of early morn and the tinted twilight sky love the poetry of life its charms wont lenybut theres nothing love so much as a gopd big hunk of plea Wings for the Coin Little WIllieSay pa why do they call the extensions of a house wings Pa They are called wings my son because the more you put on a house the faster the money flIes Knew His Man His WifeIm afraid you are a lit tle too severe with old Mr Skinflint my dear You should treat him with the milk of human kindness Her HusbandHuh Hed churn It and sell the butter if did Never Touched Him Quackly By the bye have you got 10 about you that you dout need for a few days- SmacklY1 havebut might need It some time Men or Money She says she could have married millions in her youth Then her forbearance is more remarkable than thought She only married five or six A Demonstrative People They have stopped kissing at French railway stations becausel It de lays the trains Gee Do the ffranoh lies can UM railway trains f lJ- IT Lll HOPE When all my Ufas unruly ways trod And at Deaths gate stand to render tol- lWhn all my body widowed of tho soul And this hot heart lies cold beneath the rod Oh how shall I uncovered and unshod Endure the tale of that recording scroll And Wheres the hyssop that shall make me whole To stand unshamed before the face of God Yet though through devious path find dark defile I wander stumbling and with aimless Surely I yet shall and u meadow green Where I nay rest and breathe calm air a while Surely yet shall find a river sweet To wash my limbs till evry speck be clean 0 H In tho Academy Screw Loose Somewhere Professor of Drawing Miss Hectol the primary teacher told her pupils today that she was 22 years old Professor of HistoryHer statement doesnt agree very well with an an swer she gave me once Professor of DrawIngWhat answer was that Professor of HistoryWhy she an swered Yes when I asked her If she remembered the year in which Ameri ca was discovered GENEROUS Mrs Torker hear that your husband is very generous Mrs Noowedd Very gave him a box of cigars for a birthday pres ent and he never smoked one of them He gave them all away to his friends His Loss Her Gain When an ostrich captured He knows his mishap Means another big feather In some womans cap 4Youand making more money for him right along is it not No he Is losing more and more money every day You astonish mel You must sure ly be mistaken No Im not every time ask him for a dollar he tells me how he is los ing money Chance for Fame Theres a chance for one of you suffragettes to win everlasting fame said Meekerton How eagerly queried the high browed better half eagerly By inventing a voiceless curtain lecture answered the mere man Frequently- Do you ever talk to yourself No but my wife does Talks to herself eh No to myself TIT FOR TAT BookkeeperThis is an awful big bill you aril going to send to Mr Fix Dentist knowhes the man who fixed tho plumbing in my house This Is the first chanco Ive had at him The Only Deed for Her He was a man of deeds from many a fray And yet she loved him not For It seems a chap came along one day Wltho deed for a house and lot Surgical Needs UpsonDo you have to be exam ined by a physician before joining the Aviators club- DowningNo not until after you have made your first flight Success In Medicine Flrot Young DoctorWhen will you be able to get married Second Young DoctorIm waiting pow for only f1lSAtlGlri y J DR WILSON Oontinuoil from 1ago tool devour tho lust romiiaut of us I din prove my position hook nl the government of the hocin which tho female oloniunt reigns supreme nutl there is no more autocratic domineering and des potic government in all the world In this government there are no kings princes warriors states mon lane makers or police rulers but queens no gangs but petticoat gangs Whjle it is true male docs no general work who can blnmc llm7 since he is kicked out of of kickisociety kicked out of home an never a meal even cooked for him But even this is not the worst When winter comes the vicious females proceed to sting him to death pitch hint out of time back door and do not even give him a decent burial Now gentlemen here is a smar example of female governmenl and plainly reveals just what will be our finish if ever such a ca lamity as female supremacy should befall us for all females are alike furious when they once get in power Socrates said and he knew a few things woman once made the equal of men becomcth at once his superior and no soon er docs she become his superior than she becomes his despotic master We men are in power now only lbutover mind and we have to admit that woman has the superior mind and if she ever advances to supreme power the government of th bee will be surely repeated und there will be nothing left us men to do but to provide ourselves at once with coats of mail and sting remedies precedenceday excepting the right of the a ballot and it would seem with ev erything else in her hands she ought to be satisfied While not sharing the privilege alwayshashas to do is dress in black and palelooking alwaysbosonher every time For when a womans in the case all other things you know give place And lookat the importance Woman is given in the press of the world Compare the newspaper notices given the marriage of Mice Roosevelt with that ofIher brother Why for eighteen months beIfore Alices marriage and for sixI months after the papers fully on the average a million dollars daily gossiping about it mid besides they called her Princess Alice Now observe the scant notice given tho marriage of her brother will you And do you find any of tho papers calling him Prince Theodore it seems to me that a woman is foolish to want to vote when she knows very well that when she becomes the equal of man and hasa grown common place she will get no greater press notice of her marriage than a man will got and when that happens it will just kill herJust stop a moment ladies and think of all the glory the ballot is gong to deprive you of And just look at the ditlereucc in the cost of getting married All a man has to do is to buy a new suit of clothes two suits of under wear three extra pair of socks a pair of silk suspenders then get a shave shampoo and hair cut and he is ready But look at the stuff a girl thinks she must buy when she gets married Why I cant think of or even name onethird of it Now if woman wasnt superior to man why should she have to have fifteen or twenty times as much clothing Yes woman has the best of ev erything except tho privilege of the ballot but we men may as well give up and let her become the whole push For whether we gracefully yield or not she is going to have her willand theres the end of it a Evidence of this is on every hand The experience of a late census taker will dmonstrate what I am trying to show lib called at a house and a tallc rawboned man with a whipped t lookedon his face came to the door In the rear of the hall stood a sharp stern keen looking == =liltlo woimiu weighing about sjQnl Ito pounds Who is the hOlldor this house said the census taker ITush said the man dont speakso loud or she will hear you1 am Its cooling to this fast Theres not a soot only store hut speaks in whispers when he refers to him self as the roan of the house or the boss Gentlemen there is no use talk inbe re up against it good and- o hard With all this however and to bo serious I believe in woman haying the franchisenot because I think it will better conditions right away but because I believe it is her right and she is itL the franchise is not freedom it is only ono of themeans one of the expressions of frcedonu and only as it is in telligently and patriotically ap plied is it a source of good or evil of safety or danger imtnndIbig vote and crush out at once every evil that afflicts society Let me tell you ladies there never was an evil in the world crushed out prayed out or voted out Evils can only be modified and that by the slow process of evolution Progression is the law of nature only to a certain point and then retrogression Allevils are here to stray And as to your freedom you will be disappointed Man has voting in this republic ever its foundation still millions of men today arc neither politi economicallyfree papers in this country that are free enough to print even the truth But few men have the courage of their convictions and dare to speak the truth So after all you perceive that the franchise is no sure guarantee of free dom Too often it is nothing butI joke too often but the safe guard of greed graft and crimi nality Upon the whole I believe that woman is more conscientious titan unsay but after she has once gotten deep into the swim of poli tics I am not sure that she too will not prove incorruptible Of this much ever I am sure for a long long time she will be governed more by prejudices and emotion than by reason and her vote may often complicate things seriouslyI believe in the indiscriminate ballot for women Neither do I believe in the same for mien If I desire to practice medicine I must spend a lot of time and money in qualifying myself for the same before I am permitted to take human life in my hands The life of this nation is in hands of the voter Even thoI should his vote depend upon ification before he is permitted talc this common life belonging to all in his hands The ballot should be free therefore to all regardless of race or sex but based upon time educational test otherwise ignorance superstition religion or inexperience may preponderate t some critical period and wreck the government You women while demanding the franchise should persistently demandat the same time the edu IIinfluencehonor and glory of saving this re public would be yours At the present time the great mass of womankind are indifferent to the right of franchise You lenders in the cause have a mighty work before you in educating your sex up to the proper stand ard of responsible citizenship Do not be in taste to obtain the ballot lest at the start it prove a failure owing to the general difference prevailing among you It is the experienc of all history that men and women evolute very slowly out of long established cus toms and conditions of servitude And it will be a long time before even wealthy and educated women will realize the volts of their vote To arouse womankind from her long sleep of indifference and qualify the ignorant and inexperienced for the ballot will prove herculean task You must put aside a lot of the frivolous and get down to the study of political social economic and religious conditions of which is as important as otherYou cut out the dead past and face tIle future Heads up insteadof down should be your + + + it + ++ Nj1 + + + + + + + eNeN N N N N N NeN N OII 1909 1909 i y js Blue Grass Blade Bound volume i y Containing Fifty tvvo Copies of The Blade and all handsomely ibound in Blue Buckram with gold letters y 300 Reduced from last years price 300 1 x Subscribe NOW and get your name on the list in time x A STILL BETTER OFFER is + For Five New Subscribers For Five New Subscribers + iWewill send ONE COPY of the Bound Volume i i FREE OF COST + 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 + + 2 BLUE GRASS BLADE Lexington i+ + J+ +++ N ++ 4NeN ++ + c 4 wNNeNeN NeNNeN NNeN NONeN NeNeNON future posture before the world You must do1 less praying and singing and chattering and more thinking You must develop leaders and not be content to re main followers all your lives You must become teachers and advisers rather than believers You ought to be able to learn some time in your lives that a system of religion whichmakes you from your very infancy its mental slave and which com mands you to silence and obedience is never going to tell you anything for your good or espouse your cause or assist your advancement You ought to learn sometime that who would be free himself must strike the blow You ought- to learn sometime that you cant in reality be free women until you become free thinkers If then you would indeed be free cut the cords which bind and enslave you to the past cut out superstition and spookery and a big part of your prejudices and emotions and be broadminded liberal individuals If you would vote like men think and reason like men If you would have your politics womanmade as well as man- made then see to it that your re ligion is womanmade as well as manmade To be half free is not to be free If you are determined to be mental slaves you may as well remain as you are You women are accountable today for the greater part of the slavery degradation and evil of the world inasmuch as you allow yourselves to be made the tools of the clergy for the perpetuation of a superstition which is the natural enemy of all science free thought argument and reason which in any manner tends to expose to the light the falsehoods impositions and chicanery which it has maintained for centuries and upon which it bases its power Of all crimes and evils that insinuating one of superstition is greatest and most farreaching in blight and you women allow yourselves to be its chief reposi tory and means of spreading the contagion It is through you it gets the child then the man then voteIbe qual show no to make the creeds you believe Understand me I am not refer ring particularly to all women present most of whom are even more broad minded than most of men but rather to womankind in general Not votes but vision is what woman generally is mostly in need of right nowthe vision to see that there is no lib erty independent of freespeech and freethought in all other things as well as in law and gov ernmentWhy you demand a vote instate affairs involving vast and complex commercial and financial interests when you do not even demand a vote in churchaffairs Before you attempt to step high er why not first prove your indi viduality in this concern to which you so closely attach yourselves Let me tell you ladies and it is only the few who would speak as freely frankly and honestly as I with the view uppermost for your own good your great drawback in this matter of granting the franchise to you isyourselves Statesmen und thinking men generally fear that your vote would result in a great religious clash in this country You Protestant women wouldnt vote and every Catholic woman would and soon we would be in the grip of Home How to get along with religion how to live at peace with it has always been the greatest problem every governmnt of mankind has ever had to contendwith Men finally have learned that by keeping the sects so nearly equal ly divided that they fear each other is a nations greatest guarantee of peace For this reason many hesitate in granting univer sal franchise to women fearing the preponderence of the vote will either destroy the equilibrium of government or lead to unseemly and bitter religious strife involv ing especially our schools and up heaving society generally You leaders in the movement arc doing a great and grand work but you have much to consider that you are not considering I repeat if you would be free women you must first be free thinkers You should get up new declaration of independence declaring the freedom of your own brains Why should you de maud time right to vote when you persist in enslaving the mind of your own child thereby forever disqualifying it for the perform ance of its free and natural func tionsIf women were just as careful and persistent in inculcating into the minds of their children science modern thought and incorruptible citizenship as they are in stuffing them with the myths and superstitions of two thousand years ageand the veneration of saints then indeed they might come consistently demanding the franchise But as long as women are far more interested or often wholly interested in slaking Catholics Protestants or Jews of their children than they are in making them citizens thinkers and men I do not see that the present managed government could be iuiproved upon in the least by the addi tion of the female vote First be open to conviction and hospitable to all new and pro gressive thought for herein lies the key to all progress and lib erty and when you once take this stand you will find liberal and progressive men espousing your cause everywhere You can do nothing without the help of thinking men and in order to get their kelp you must come up to the thinking mans standard Heretofore men in general and the clergy in particular have con demned women for incapacity without ever giving her a trial This is wrong unfair mind unjust It should be the business of every man especially that of our statesmen to know that free mothers make free omen that every advantage should be extend ed for womans development not only for woimms good but for the best development of man him self since he must pass through her being to be at all that man cannot add to his strength and power by prohibiting restraining and robbing thes ounce of his be ing of the best elements of individual liberty and intellectual strength that the weak passive negative and inexperienced brain of woman is not the best soil for the productio ofIL mighty race of men In the end women will be given the franchise My advice is Qual ify the majority for it before you ask it Be patient be slow be sure It remains to be seen if as a class you can stand the test I am optimistic and believe the law of evolution applies to woman as to man and in end all will prove good and well A Scotch parson hind been 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