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AUGUST,  1906
We have no record of Adam turning
over a nsw leaf.
Is devoted to Truth, Humor and Justice, and is published monthly at Nelson, B. C, Canada. It ls sent, postpaid, to any part of the world for $2.
a year. Advertising rates are $2 an
inch each insertion.
Lowery's Claim has never been raided by the sheriff, railroaded by an indignant populace, nor bulldozed by the
brokers who issue tickets on heaven
for a consideration, lt does not believe
in the fall of man, near the hydra-headed god waved before a long-suffering
public by those who peddle theologic
dope, and subtest upon the fears and
superstitions of the human race. It
���believes in everything good, and hopes
that a method will yet be discovered
that will smelt all evil out of the world
and leave nothing but gold in the heart
of man. If you believe as we do send
in as many subscribers as possible so
that we can keep the press running until a process is discovered that will
jar all misery from this universe and
annex lt to the flower gardens in the
New Jerusalem   .
Editor   and   Financier.
You must mix brains with your business or you will never succeed.
The world Is -growing better. The
street cars now run in Winnipeg on
Noah must have been a great poker
player. He had a pair of everything
in the Ark.
As an angel of peace the mosquito
has never been anything else but a
rank failure.
For one dollar twelve back numbers
of Ixiwery's Claim are sent to any address postpaid.
Poor pay, hard work and long hourse
are the principal reasons why boys
leave tbe farm.
Shooting off fireworks ls one of ths
foolish ways that civilized savages
have of wasting their money.
In Africa a wife can be bought for
a packet of hairpins. These prices beat
even a Mormon settlement.
Better know a man  before you  hate
For particulars about headstones and
monuments write to the Kootenay
Marble Works,  Nelson, B.  C.
A  great poem  was never written on
a full stomach.
A blue mark here indicates that your
subscription is due. and that the editor
would like to see your money.
Do not  put any more black upon the
devil   you   hnve  never  seen.
If  whiskey   was  free  there  would   be
no drunkards in a short time.
No intelligent man who is sane believes in  the  mummery of  priestcraft.
Brides in Australia are pelted with
rose leaves. This backs the rice habit
clear through the snowbanks of custom.
This is the season of the year when
camp meetings prevail and the birds
look down from the trees upon many
strange sights and sounds.
Some of the most religious people
hate soap ancl water, and the more
grease under collar tlie louder they will
pray for Jesus to wash their sins away.
A scientist says that the majority of
people who live to be 80 keep late hours.
That may be so, but not on the front
end of their lives. .
Tbey are always finding out something in Paris. The latest ie that by
working around lime kilns you can cure
consumption in a short time.
The man with the little mind always
wants to see the paper suppressed that
he cannot understand or that expresses
The booster who always boosts and
the knocker who always knocks are
very tiresome and obnoxious individuals and should be shunned hy the
A variety of creeds are necessary to
liberty while the world is too weak and
Ignorant to do away entirely with so
a  philosophy  beyond  the  comprehen- ! called religion.   Under the domination
slon  of mentalities  that  have  nervier
passed the dough era. ,
of one church the world would speedily
lapse into mental and moral darkness.
The Lead Pipe
In ail ages the power in authority,
both church and state has persecuted
honest reformers and made them sic
down whenever possible. Christ, Bruno,
Galieo and thousands of others who
have clamored for truth, liberty ana
justice were made to feel the blows,
cowardly blows, of the ignorant brutes
in authority. The postoffice department of Canada has grown afraid of
Lowery's Claim and strikes it a blow
much the same as a sand bagger hits
you with a lead pipe when you are not
looking. The department notified us
last week that our journal would not
be permitted to circulate through the
mails, owing to the objectionable character of the reading contained therein.
Oh, dear!
Lowery's Claim fights for everything
that is good. It is against graft, dis-
honestty, corruption and the wrong life.
It shows up the evils of church, state
and society and helps the under dog
every time. It is against the human
parasites who rob the poor and fatten upon the sweat of the workingman.
It is a friend to love, mercy, justice,
honor, truth and liberty, and an enemy to hate, envy, jealousy, malice, revenge and general hellishness. Then
why has the Laurier government undertaken to cause its editor financial loss
by denying him the privilege that any
little French rag has in Quebec. Because we are British, live in the west
and dare to speak the truth must we be
bounded by tbe slavish minions of pope
and parson who chance to have a say
in the postoffice? Is there to be no
treedom of speech or thought in Canada? Are our most independent papers
to be suppressed, and hellhounds like
the Frenchman Brothier given his
freedom? Why does the postoffice of
Canada allow some of the vilest and
most obscene literature of the age to
constantly pass through the mails, and
then attempt to ruin Lowery's Claim
because its editor has a free soul?
The withdrawal of the mailing privileges will not cause the Claim to suspend publication, although the expense
of circulating the same will be vastly
increased. Friends can help by blowing
the horn for liberty, We ask no quarter
from our enemies, the cheap cent-belted postoffice department of Canada may
hurt us in a temporary financial sense
but the law of compensation makes all
things right, and the damphols who
cannot appreciate the light of our mental
plane will be able to do so after a few
more reincarnations. The butterfly must
pass through the caterpillar stage. IX)WKRTS CUeUH
Too Much Money.
Pittsburg Is a city ot   smok*.-. steel,
Iron   and   fast  people.     The   thoughts
of its upper circles to an alarming ex
tent run to wine, lobsters aud love that
is only hip high,    its  ncwrich  people
delight in making a puddle out of vice
and wallowing in it up to their necks.
The men in  Pittsburg's    formation ot
vice, gold studs and diamonds are evidently troubled with satyriasis and the
women to a great degree are so nymphomaniacal that a young man is not
safe within reach of their morbid and
agitated anatomies.    For years    Pittsburg has been sexually insane even in
church circles.   It was in that city not
long ago that a Methodist church wiped
away   its  debt by  the  proceeds of  a
stocking social which which we described in the April number of this journal.
The Corey scandal, the Hartje scandal, the Thaw scandal, aud the dozen
other scandals affecting high life in the
Pittsburg    plutocracy���what    do    they
Is it a fact, after all, as the moralists
have asserted, and as all of us have of-
girls.    It is said that aome scores ot
tnem are now making for Europe and
other distant points, to esc ape suopoena
in the Thaw trial, where they uiigm
ue asked to testify as to what they knew
ot Thaw's habits, incidencaliy auord
ing a glimpse oi their owu.
is there uothiug better the American
people can do witn tbe wealth tney aie
willing to throw away tnaa to snovel
it out to these pigs of Pittsburg piu-
ta-crats, who know of no -other way to
use money than to convert it into a mire
and then wallow in it, u.ny and unashamed?
Wouid it not be better to throw these
millions into the seas thsu to deliver
them over to these occidental lurks,
wbo make serfs ot their workmen anu
playthings of their workmen's daughters and wives?
Harry Thaw, who so dellberstely shoi
White to a red finish in New York not
long ago is a victim of tbe rotten social conuiuous prevailing amongst the
new rat ic. parvenus ot Pittsburg' Thia
young man was spoiled by au indulgen<
mother wbo loaded the cub with coin
until .--.a upper slope became filled WtUi
nothing but cigarette smoke, flying
champagne    corks    and      visions    o��
lost all thought of the consequences ot
his mad act upon the lives of others
if he had thought at ail upon the matter
he must bave known that tbe same bullet  that snuffed out    his  victim's lire
would also shatter tbe life of his mother
liis act is a warning to all rich men
to make their sous earn their living lu
stead of throwing their money at win**,
cigarettes and  grlsettea.
This young Pittsburg degenerate will
not be executed or punished to any extent for ihe crime he so rudely committed. The powSr of money is ^ grt?al
in the courts of the lrnltect Slates that
Justice Is always stifled by the greater
power,   iki nol get off at Pittsburg!
It will sometimes take a man 4e years
lo find out what is hurting htm.
If Jesus came to Canada upon Sunday
would Shearer let him lu before midnight?
There is more danger in having a
small aud narrow soul thun there is
in diversity of thought.
_ Many a man has rushed to the penl-
IsnTnntMnklTigly mp^tedTthftt tfr-VfrnI -WW** i* ****** V****}*'   Ipstead ol: feed- j tent  bench  and     "hollared'     for Jesus
riches, unearned, if not dishonestly acquired, carry in their train no blessings?
Pittsburg is the citadel of the indus-
i trial plutocracy of the country. ln
Chicago and New York and other wealthy centers are multitudes of million
aires, made such by speculation and i th>n *�� ParlH of cour8e lo make th*
gambling, by driving enterprise, by pro- j play come right Harry had to marry an
moting schemes, by sheer monev-earn I actress, one ot lhe prettiest In ihe land,
Ing Harry upon spuds mixed with oai-jWI)en all he needed was a ehme of salt*-
meal and making him play solos with __
a bucksaw the young accident was ai-1    An insane greed for one of the op-
lowed his own wicked way.   He became | posite sex la not love.   Juki a mad pa>
blase even with the variations oi  ne*|l|oa  that  dies with  the mortal     Lots
as It Is displayed In smoky Pittsburg ana j ^ Pt��hnal and cannot  be angry or sel
nad   to   iinlsn   his   degenerated   euuca-  flap.
The wreck of tbe Mitchell* In Seattle
 ..��� .......... .   through   Insanity   roused     by   religion
ing power, and in other recognized ways, i with what the world calls a stain upon ^1^ one  lndlued  to  thluk  that   th��*
But in Pittsburg are the millionaires, j the lily-white of her soul.    Tbe   siory
goes tnat Stanford White bad met sweet
Evelyn when she was poor, beautiful
and spotlrss. Baiting his hook with
gold and his speech with the honey oi
seeming love he captured Evetyn >
priceless gem only to throw her awa>
when propinquity made hiin grow wear)
eif  her charms.    A common  ending o:
scores upon scores of them, who have
grown suddenly and Immensely rich,,
not by any particular degree of enterprise or by daring plunging or a talent
for money getting, but by systematic
and wholesale exploitation of tbe whole
American people and the particular oppression of the American wage-earner
Holy   Rollers should    be    ��� llled   ll����i>
This power to exploit ihey have gained. | romances, for too much honey, espec*
not as Rockefeller gained It by a tran-|ially when taken sub ro��a, is.dead car*
scendent genius for monopoly organise- tain to nauseate one or both of the
tion, but through the medium of a pro- participants. If you would have a \**r
tective tariff which, by shutting out peiual honeymoon spread your love this
competition, bas enabled them to plun- and paste in your upp^r stops lhe lac
der the American consumer almost at lhat a surfeit of anything is a foe to
will, and at the same time dictate the serenity. However, as you have read
wage of their laborers.   They have con-1 ihe ciaily >ellows you know how Tha*
Baseball has to lie opened with pray
er when played on a Sunday  In  New
York.    If there la anything in prayer
football  should  always   Ih* Opened,  and
dosed with It.
tributed to the financing of the party
that supports this vicious system, they
have maintained John Dalzell and their
spokesmen In congress to protect their
interests, and the party that benefited
has rewarded them with tariff schedules on iron and steel that are mountain high.
These tariff schedules, dipping into
the pocket of every citizen, have collected millions upon millions of dollars annually and poured the sum, unearned tribute, into the laps of these
Pittsburg plutocrats. And the plutocrats have been playing high jinks with
it, shining especially In their plunges,
at Monte Carlo, in the divorce courts,
and in their bacchanalian orgies for
the wholesale   debauchery   of   young
got his man, proving that when males
fall out there Is generally a petticoat
somewheres around the scenery. In this
respect modern codfish, and steel-plated
society Is just like the rooster In the
backyard. He will fight when the other
cock gets too gay  with his hens.
It may have been right according to
some lines of thought for Tbaw to have
killed White but the way in which be
did It was extremely rude and cowardly.
He should given White a show to "heel"
himself and then had the fighting occur
in some spot where the spurting of
blood would not shock unwilling spectators. The rude and cowardly manner In which White was killed proves
that Thaw was a neurotic hog or a
degenerate loaded with dope, who bad
There Is really little difference between powdered I'earl of Nob Hill *ni1
painted Maud of the Bad Land* Ue>��--
love dogs, keep late boms, and delight
to see the corks fly upward
We have mi desire to knock Sew
York but It would not surprise us lo
aee au earthquake Ilk- thst of Kri*->
within the next two yean*. Timid people will probably now sell out in V'*
York and put their money In >���'*
Denver, a city where the thieves never
break through anel steal, and the coming of an earthquake would tie a ac-
deled advantage to ibe  inhabitants.
Blalrmore muat lie a wicked city.
Harry Howard and some other chap*
shook the dice tn lhat town U* <**"J
day and the court fined them *20 ant
costs. If a man was caught P��j"};
poker In Blalrmore he would probauiy
be sent up for life provided bis triai
came off in Frank. For working on
Sunday a chap would get a rope, a
yank and the dead silence that comes
from hanging ln the air. LOWERY'S CLAIM.
An Able Writer.
P. T. Thompson Is still an able writer,
although it is years since he done Ireland for the Toronto Globe. Wheu we
first knew him he had just graduated
from Cobosouk University and was
knowu aa Jimuel Briggs. Although he
was never a partner with that great
philanthropist, Johnny Bengough, he
had quite a reputation as a humorist,
his humor was often too deep for the
Scotch, for even George Brown could
not appreciate Jimuel's work and once
made him pay for one of his own jokes.
The other day Thompson had a letter
in the Western Clarion In which he
rules the tinsel off of a couple of Canucks ae follows:
The conclusion of the Preston-Jury
investigation at Ottawa recalls the old
story of the first case of a newly appointed Dutch justice of the peace. Hans
had a quarrel with Yawkoh, resulting
in a fight and a summons for assault.
"Veil, Hans," said the J. P., "Be you'fustian
London music hall that had a fleeting
popularity many, many years ago, "The
Pretty Little Rag-Catcher's Daughter."
There was a certain snap about the
tune, and the piece being "patriotic"
iu sentiment caught on and came into
vogue as "Canada's National Anthem."
simply because there wasn't any other,
and its vapid sentimentaiism came right
down to the level of the popular intelligence. This encouraged good Mr.
Muir to write other poetry in the same
strain, and jingoism being in the ascendant, he won a widespread literary
reputation. His death was, of course,
made tbe occasion for a jingo carnival
and the elevation of a very ordinary,
well-meaning citizen to a high place
in the Pantheon of little tin gods. The
most noticeable feature of this apotheosis of toiumyroi is the cowardice and
servility of the -so-called intellectual
class. Every man of ordinary good education and culture knows that "The
Maple Leaf Forever" is not poetry, that
it is, lu fact, sorry and common place
Yet  because  lt is  "patriotic"
The word wickedness is a scarecrow
whereby the weak are protected from
If Christ ran a paper in Canada he
would have it shut out of the mails beyond a doubt.
Have mercy on your children. Do
not teach them any religion until they
are 16 years of age.
If Horace Greeley was alive today
he would have to say: Go west and
grow up with Canada!
Charley Claus ran a paper in Rat
Portage 25 years ago. The editor of
Lowery's Claim would like to know how
he died;
guilty?"    "Nien,   I   vash   nod   guilty.' and popular, not one of them dares to
������Yawcob, be you guilty?"   "Me, vy no. | say ��>.    Economic determinism again!
Tbe 'dltor who would size up "The
Maple Leaf Forever" at its true literary
value would lose his job.   I haven't any
Ich don'd vas guilty." Veil, veil dot
vos funny, ain'd it Den dare ish nobody guilty!    Der case vos discharged,
und dot lawyer man vat makes all ells! to lose, so I say what I please,
voollshness bays der goats!"    So. after .PHILIPS  THOMPSON.
all these charges and counter charges. ���
vilification and perjury, letter stealing beyond hlm
and grafting, our Ottawa solons hav��    The N>w York Ttt)Une thlnks that mu8l.
formally  declared  with   the old   Dutch- oal   criticism   has   gained   a new and   pl-
A band of capitalists can make millions by building tourist hotels in Kootenay. It is the coming summer resort
for thousands of wealthy people.
In Canada the people are still like
children. It is still deemed necessary
to punish them for doing work on Sunday much the same as youngsters are
whipped  for  playing  hooky.
In Canada upon Sunday you must
not make any noise that wiil disturb
divine worship. No provision is made
for stopping church bells or th enoise
made by church choirs upon that day.
.��   .    �����.��w k   i���k t,.,ju..��   ..��� i ��ho i The law it seems has not been made
that "nobody Ish guilty ���and the quan, lf.rm from captain Bullock, a western |for ^^ peopie#
country   pays   the  costs.     The   govern- frontiersman   and   captain  of   the   forest
ment, as has been repeatedly said, simp- rangers of the Black Hills.
ty    dare    not    discharge    Preston���he i   captain   Bullock  was the  guest of the
knows  to  much.    There  Is   no   telling;president at a r-peent White House musi-
who  might   not   be   hopelessly   besrair- icale.   At the close of the program of clas-
ched If he were to disclose who partlcl- steal music some one asked him how ne
pated In the rakeoff on the enormous j had liked the entertainment.
sums paid to the North Atlantic Trad-1    "1 am  afraid,"  he satd  dryly,  avoiding
Ing Co. Poaaibly Clifton Slfton grew
suddenly wealthy on the salary of a
cabinet minister, and he might show
that there is a good deal more than honor and glory in the job of a I/ird High
Commissioner. But there is very small
chance of any such revelations, for
Preston will be taken care of. In fact
he will probably be promoted to some
better paid birth, for few officials ever
did the dirty work of our capitalist rulers more thoroughly, whole-heartedly
and with less shame or scruple. He Is
aliout the most perfect typ9 of a finishi d
and serviceable political Intriguer without the faintest notion of honor or conscience, and with a veneering of the
.religious hyipocrlsy, whioh ds always
so valuable an asset ln public life, that
Canadian politics hss ss yet developed.
Alexander Mulr Is dead. He was a
kindly genial old soul and a good teacher, but he had one falling. He thought
he could write poetry, when he couldn't
make passable veree. There was no
particular harm in this���many equally
worthy men have cherished a similar
delusion. One day he worked off some
verse about the Maple Leaf. There was
neither rhyme, rythm nor originality
about them���in fact, they were utterly
commonplace���but he aet them to catchy rag-time music,   adapted   from a
the earnest look In his wife's eyes, "I'm
afraid li was a spell too far up the gulcn
for mt."
There Is one god point in the new
Sunday law. Those big yellow balloons
called Sunday newspapers cannot be
brought In from the States until the
next day. By that time the smell of
the murdered art and truth in them has
weakened  with  age.
And all men kill the thing they love,
By all let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitt.��r look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword.
Four hours a clay is long enough for
men to work at. smelters.
Do not put all   your   money on one
card; if it lost your heart might break.
To go through life tied to a corpse
cannot be recommended as a tonic for
The cancerof graft is slowly eating
away the heart of Canada . If this
country is to be saved man must be
elevated higher than the dollar in the
commercial and political world. Anybody who places the dollar above tbe
man should be damned.
Manager Orth. of the Bell Telephone
company, New York, is a mean old thing-
he Is! He has issued an ukase against
fly-net waists, half sleeves, ami ah-there
hosiery���he has! He declares if she would
hold her job she must dress her doll���he
does! And countless hello throats will
sweetly chorus,  "Oh hell!"
Even the most beautiful women prefer the blinds pulled down at certain
No need for Torrey and his spiel on
hell in the west this summer. The
atmosphere is warm enough without
them. Made so. perhaps, by the same
power that made the earth quake in
some sections of America.
In the darkness of bis vision the
ls eternal and cannot be angry or sells one of his deadly enemies. The
church has always sought to keep the
poor ln subjection to their masters aiid
the workmen of this age would never
advance If they waited for the church
to lead the way. The laboring man has
to carry many a burden and one of the
most useless Is the church, filled with
a lot of creed boosters all telling the
wage slave to keep bis neck in the
halter and his eye on Jesus while they
pass around the plate ln search of the
overs. ,...,,  iVjtfv, Lowaars claim
A Noble Phoebe.
Bob Smith was raised ln Macon, Missouri, and he was big and stout when
more than 20 years ago he lett the land
of sunshine and stuck his cornet Into
tbe pretty city of Spokane. Intent upon
making a living for himself and his
crippled brother BUI. whom he had left
amid the corn. Bill waa called Phoebe
around where he was born and the* sobriquet stuck to him all through his
life like the perfume of musk to a
broken vase. After a few years had
rolled down the canyon of time Bob
had saved enough of money to make a
home for his crippled brother, and
Phoebe turned away from old Missouri
to be with him whom he loved so well.
Bob was a musician and obtained a
lease on the Theatre Comique, where
for a time all went well until a woman in scarlet walked his way.
Bob fell In love with Mllle Raymond
and married her.. Mille was a strenuous dam&el who wanted to run Bob
and the theatre her own way. She had
played at commercial love so long lt
just seemed impossible for her to chain
down her polyandrous nature. The
postmaster of the city got tangled In
the skein of passion and Mille'a wanton
eye gathered him in just like the old
press dispatch in the Bible. The Sunday
Sun got next to Mille and the stamp
Those who were around these parts
a decade ago may remember the Sun.
lt was a pink-colored journalistic prostitute published in Spokane and its editor was like a buzzard. He Iivnel upon
the fear and weakness of men and women. With a muck rake in one hand,
and a club in the other he blackmailed
all who were afraid that he would
through the sewer columns of his vile
rag tell the world of amours sub rose,
llie jackal scribe kept sensitive Bob
Smith on the gridiron until be hsd him
on the hike. Bob did not want the
world to know tbat bis wife was a trifler
and broke himself paying blood mon��y
to the hellhound who ran tbe Sun.
All things come to pass, so one day
the postmaster could not make good
the money he had stolen to buy hilarity
and diamonds ior the two nickea
wrecker of three lives. The postmaster
took the gun route to oblivion and the
world soon knew lt all. Ruined in
heart and pocket Bob took to drink and
the alcoholic waves rapidly washed him
against the rocks of degradation. This
was hard on little Phoebe, for left sn
orphant at an early age Bob had mothered hlm and shielded his weak frame
from the slurs and gibes of a cruel
world. So to Phoebe Bob was a god.
an Idol without the stain of clay, and
sad was his heart.
It was at this time that Kaslo felt the
breath ot its second boom and Phoebe
driven to desperation succeeded in getting Bob away from his old haunts in
Spokane, and, amid the beautiful scenes
of Kaslo happiness tor a time at least
waa his'n. Years passed on, the pulse
ot Kaslo weakened, and   Bob   drifted
back to Spokane where death soon dealt
htm the cold message ana lett Phoebe,
broken-hearted, to stumble on alone.
Phoebe took the bar on the steamer
Kaslo, plying between Nelson and Kaslo.
He was brave, but animated with a single hope and thought in lite. He would
save his money, buy a big lot for Bob
and himself tn the cemetery at Spokane
and when hie time came he would be
buried beside the brother he loved so
well. On the Bteamer he had a deep
friend In McKinnon, the purser.
Times became dull on the lake and
nearly four years passed before Phoebe
had sufficient money to carry out the
wish of his life. Laat month while his
friend McKinnon was In Spoksne.
Phoebe went to that city, re-buried his
brother in a large lot, erected a monument to his memory, and remarked that
he did not care how soon he was laid
beside him. The next morning along
with his friend McKinnon they started
for home. The train went over a trestle
in a deep canyon and through the wreckage of the buffet car the life blood of th*
cripple and his friend trickled until It
reddened the waters of Beaver cre*k.
In a day or two Phoebe, mained In life
and death was laid beside Bob and the
last leaf turned In one of the most
tragic, tender and pathetic stories of
the new west.
A gentleman In Wisconsin, writing
to a friend in Canada, says:
j I hope our friend Lowery will make
| barrels of money In his new location,
but the adage tells us that "a rolling
stone gathers no moss." Perhaps he
might respond to this by citing the
other adage about a sitting hen never
grows fat. He is making eo many
changes in his camping ground that
I am reminded of the Illinois pioneer
wbo removed so frequently that whenever his hens saw a covered wagon coming down the road they laid upon their
backs to have telr legs tied together.
But wherever he goes I wish him tbe
best of luck, for he Is one of the pioneers of a real civilization that Is coming In the fullness of tlm**. although we
may not survive to see It. Supeiaitlon
ls surely losing its grip, but like all
other reforms this Is of slow growth
for we sre an unthiuklng anel unreasoning people, who finds It easier to travel in the old rut than to leave lt and
make for ourselves a new road. Nevertheless there are a few who see the
beginning of th eend, and wbo have
the courage to acknowledge It. In a
magazine called The World Today, published. In Chicago, ls an article which
says among other truths:
'The Protestant church conventions
of the year have been without positive
results. .     .   Men continue   to
grow Indifferent to the church. .   .
(Unites* w-e (mistake, organized Christianity Is standing at the parting of
the ways. If honest, tolerant, earnest
men do not interfere at once the theological world may drift off Into academic
Investigation, and the churches themselves grow to he clubs of bourgeois
tblk, possessed ot no idealism, ot no
earnestness in the settlement of questions of economic and social morality
out of touh with culture and out of
touch with all that Is making t he future.
We may aa well look the msiter in the
face. A Christianity that does not dare
preach    Immortality. .   .       That
prefers orthodoxy and good collection*
to self-sacrificing devotion to the poor
and the cultured alike. . . . surh
a Christianity can not endure, n wl|(
very properly shrivel up."
And It la shiivlllng up In spite of the
efforts of Its blind supporters to prolong ita life by Instituting great "re-
vlvals" of this so-called religion, which
ia simply superstition, as every well-
informed person knows, having no relation to real religion, which Is doing
to others what you wouild have them
do to you. This is whst Christianity
pretends to do, but doesn't come within
a million miles of It In practice, ami
it never will so long as we leave this
matter in the hands of the priesthood.
The Sun Spots.
Astronomers and others tell n* thut there
haA lieen no perceptible differ* no- m uie*
iegnth of our days, nor In the amounl of
light and heat we receive from .!>������ *���-��-- (>>r
thousand* of years. They also tell uh (bat
| we hsve an average* amount of beat and
cold every summer and Winter. Al ihe
same lime our climate i* constant l> chang*
Ing. We are not now having here me
same sort of weather we iid When I ��� ���"��"
to Itttfgeon 1U> .** years ago I ���< course
you know that the maanetlc \*o\>*i are ���"���*
t-aaiiti>i .changing, tho neouio e*wma|ng
slowly westward for a term of years, -"">
then swlngtna hack towards the east, anel
this variation must be taken Into account
by surveyors, navigator*, an.l others'WW
depend upon the compass Ii i< hig��'��>
probable that it Is this *htf��lnK ol it" "><>.-
netlc pole which settssa th*- change of en��
mate   Indeed  I  have no doubt  th'"  UHl ��"
is the tn Kplanatlon, for m m> opinion,
our heat,  sold   and   all   atmospheric    an
turbances have th.ir origin In msgneiism.
In a former letter I Invited  your Montio"
to th.. fact   ��h��t   the  SO ealled  "Manitoba
���*auV'  com.   to  um  from  lhe rtlresilon.o
ih.   magnetic   pole,   srbtch   I*    �� '";'   1;
Imiisg soothwesl et tb.  geographical i��" ���
This  Is  a   -dunIrt.anl   fact, and   yel   I  na
never known any ..f our scientist- to *
it the least attention.   Our ooW *  ,rill.
does not come from  the north, but from
the  northwest,   and   the  coldest   Ma*"!
ture experienced  anywhere  Is In    he
ctnlly of lhe magnetic pole.    It il in
locality that the earth Is tfOSan Mi aa����
known   depth-eerislnly   for   at    -�����*
feet,  and   never   thaws   except   for ��
inches upon the aurface.   It must be ev��
dent   to   you   that  this  deep   fTOSt   ���    ^
cauaed   by   external   cold,   for   WW
temperature goes down  to Wl below a
this could not possibly   *"****!%hft���
more tban two or three feet dcepe    th
does a temperature of 40 degrees, am *
we sometime, have here.   Thei only po��n*
explanation Is that of magnetism, and
cold is caused by the aetlonof the a^
magnet  upon   the earth-magnet. LOWWRY'f CLAIM
this slow change ln the climate which
llnally tho wed out the mas of ice In' which
was embedded the mammoth discovered ln
Siberia toward the close of the eighteenth
century. That mammoth was one of the
many thousands which were living In a
warm climate when a change* In the polarity of the earth carried them suddenly
Into what Is now thc polar region, after
which they were Immediately frozen. The
one of which I speak was land-ed in a body
of water which was frozen solid, and was
thus kept lu nature's refrigerator for many
thousands of years until this slow climatic
change caused the Ice to melt. When It
was release*d from its icy covering It was
iu such an excellent state of preservation
that wild animals fed upon its meat. It
is v\ id.ut that if this mammoth had died
in the warm region when* it had been
living. Its ile-sh would have decayed and
at most only its bones would have survived. Its companions appear to have been
drowned In a valley which Is now the* bed
of the HAretlc ocean, and there were many
thousands of them, for an immense number of tusks have been thrown upon the
shores of that ocean and have lieen mar-
kete-d. In about two years some ituni pairs
of tusks from Siberia were entered at the
Liverpool docks, and this Ivory harvest
has been going ou fe>r more than a hundred  year.
During the time of the St. Loutsf air.
one or two mammoths were discovered In
the Klondike region, these al^o lieing well
preserved, one of them being found in a
cliff of Ice. anel It was then proposed to
attempt removing this wljh Its icy covering
to St. Louis for exhibition, but the scheme
hail to be abandoned, probably In consequence* of Inadequate transportation facilities. Doubtless It is this climatic change
which Is having its effect upon the Mulr
and Other glaciers.
I lind ln the latest Issue of the Chicago
Journal sn article by Wallace Rice in
whieh he refers to the change in climate
Which ha.** taken place during the past
ages In Asia, this variation having turned
into a de��ert lections of country which
were formerly agricultural regions, supporting a large population. I elo not -fount
that these climatic changes are- duo to the
relative positIons in the positions of tlie
planets in our sober system. We know
that when Jupiter approaches the sun there
is always a violent disturbance on mat
body���an outbreak of sun spots or sun
storms���and thnt this disturbance n-sults
in tornadoes, cyclones and other storms
on the earth. This takes place n*gularly
about every eleven years corresponding
exactly with the revolution of Jupiter
around the sun. Jupiter was in conjunction -.Mill the sun on the loth of June and
Is now slowly moving away, but it will be
more than a year before he is so far distant that his disturbing Influence will
cease. As he approached the sun there
was an unusual outbreak of sun spots,
one of these last year being eighty thousuud miles long and ten thousand miles
wide. This accounts for the many cyclones we have had and violent storms of
various sorts. The conjunction of Jupiter
disturbs the electric equilibrium of the sun
ancl   this   In   Its   turn   affects   the   earth.
Whon 8aturn and other planets are in
conjunction at the same Omo with Jupiter
this disturbance ls greatly Increased, is
was the case about twenty years ago, at
which timet then? was a eon-Junction when
takes place only once In about 400 years.
It all of the planets had the same movement everyl year li Is evident that wc
should havo the same weather every year;
but owing to their varying orbits the atmospheric conditions are constantly changing, no year being like any other, nor can
there ever be any two just alike.
When the sun, tne earth, the moon and
the other bodies In our solar system are
In certain relative positions we have rains;
when they are In other relative positions
we have droughts, winds und other meteorological conditions. You will therefore see
the utter futility and absurdity of praying
for rain tn a time of drought. To do so Is
to ask lhat the various planets shall not
be In their natural positions, but that this
whole universe shall be disorganized in
order that our crops may be watered. Ancl
yet. so unthinking and unreasoning are we
that It Is a common thing for the churches
to unite In praying for rain when It has
been long withheld. As a matter or course
this appeal Is never made until the drougnt
has continued for so long a time that the
conditions are nerlous. and as all droughts
are eventuality broken lt sometimes happens that soon after these prayers have
been offered the conditions have so changed that rain follows; whereupon we are
assured that "God has answered our prayers." when as a matter of fact the rain
came simply because the relative positions
of the sun and planets had brought about
favorable conditions. Does any reasonable
person believe that If alt the priests on
earth, together with their congregations of
dupes should assemble In Death Valley and
unite In prayer for rain that even one drop
would ever fall? Certainly not, but the
fprlests know that in other regions rain Is
sure to come sooner o later, snd that they
are therefore safe In praying for lt. Kvery
Intelligent astronomer knows that what I
have said Is true, and yet none <flf them
ever discoeirage the senseless e*ustom of
praying for rain -probably for tbe reason
that they fear to offend the orthodox by
telling the truth and thus exploding a
common   superstition.
At the same time there arc astronomers
and other so called "scientists" in high
standing who pretend to a knowledge which
do not posses*, and who have formed theories which T believe to be entirely unwarranted. In the New York Sunday Herald
of July I, Is an article by A. Russell Bond
concerning Halley's comet, which is now
returning towards us and Is expected to
pass around the sun on May li 1910. The
period of this planet Is about 75 years, its
last appearance having been about the
middle of November, 1835. at which time
��avs Mr. Bond:
"It paid Its compliments to the sun and
then hurried off again to the dark and
frigid outposts where the lonely planet
Neptune treads Its solitary beat.
Out in this remote region. 2>W OOO.eWi.miles
from the sun everything la dark as night.
The sun Itself appears -but little -brighter
than a star, nor do the stars look one whit
larger than they do to us. The cold In
this region Is almost beyond our comprehension. Tf we could gather together all
the heat that the planet. Neotun* receives
In three years It would hardly exceed the
heat which Is shed on us in a single day."
T believe not one word of all thts. On
the contrary T do not doubt that on Neptune the sun looks as large as It does to
ua, snd It Is also prebebtn thst It g��ti as
much heat from the sun aa we do, ln spite
of its immensely greater distance.   It is an
accepted theory amongst astronomers that
the planets  nearest the  sun  are  warmer
than those further away, but I deny that
this naturally follows.    Each  planet  has
Its   surrounding   envelope   of   atmosphere
which determines the degree ot heat which
It receives, and it is highly probable that
nature has so regluuted the atmosphere of
every planet that It receives all the warmth
lt requires, distance making uo difference..
There are times, as you know, when th.;
sun appears to us several times larger than
It  does  at  bther   times,   the   atmosphere
greatly magnifying It.   Why then may not
the same effect be produced by the atmosphere of Jupiter, Saturn. Uranus, Neptune
and other remoter planets; and since the
heat we get from the sun is magnetic, why
may not Neptune receive as much as wc,
since it Is subject to the same laws, and is
attracted and repelled by the sun just as
we are, although it is so far distant that
its orbit is 164 of your years?     Mr.  Bond
suys:  "Everything is as dark as night in
the region of Neptune."    How can that be
possible-   when   that planet  is shining just
as brightly as any other In our solar system?    If it were as "dark as night"  Is it
not evident that Neptune would be invisible
ito us?   Here is a planet 37.000 miles in di-
-ameter. nearly live  times the diameter of
the earth, and -brightly shining in spite ol
its great distance, and yet we are asked to
believe that  it gives no light  to its surroundings.    Is not such a declaration absurd on  its very  face?    And  this  is only
one of  the   various   ridiculous   "theories"
inflicted upon the suitering world by men
who   pose   as   scientists.     Some   of   theso
intelligent gentlemen tell us  that the Sun
Fran-deco earthquake was caused by "sun
spots," while others declare that it wai? a
movement   of  the   earth   in   that  vicinity
to fill up some  imagine--! cavity, and  thai
probably that region will slide off into tho
l'aellie.   There is not an atom of evidence
in   favor   of  either  theory.    Undoubtedly
that  shock,  like   every  other  earthquake,
was   caused   by   volcanic   action.    All   of
that region is underlaid with benls of sulphur which  have long -been burning, and
it is the explosion of  sulphuric  gases or
superheated steam which causes these convulsions, just as they caused the eruption
of Mount  Vesuvius  and   Mont  Pelee.    At
the  time   of   the   San   Francisco disaster
Mount Tacoma was active, as was also a
volcano  in New Mexico,  and  it was probable one or both of these which gave San
Francisco its shaking up.   A few days ago
this New Mexico volcano caused an earthquake In  Its  vicinity,   but  we shall  probably be told that this disturbance was due
ito sunspots or another earth slide, although
i there will be some difficulty in explaining
where the earth slid to. it being far from
the Pacific ocean.   At latest advices there
had   been   104   earthquake   shocks  in   San
Francisco  since thc disaster  of April  18.
from   which   lt   would   appear  tbat   lt   is
taking  the earth   a   long  time  to  1411  up
that    imagined    cavity,    while    strangely
enough there has been  no surface Indication of any  subsidence.
The Roman Catholic church is more
commercial and political than it is re-
1 lgious. __	
Musicians frequently become degenerate, through too much music. LOWBRY'S CLAIM
��� Bj Geo. A. Windle.l
Staete's attorney Healy having put an
end to the sort of kings in Cook Couty,
now seeks to abolish the social evil in
Chicago. Mayor Dunne takes issue
with Healy. He believes in the policy
or repression and restriction, but does
not think absolute prohibition possible.
Mayor Dunne is right. Healy is an sss.
You can no more abolish the social
evil by law than you can extinguish
tbe fires of bell with a garden -lose.
You can by prosecution and persecution drive scarlet women from one district to another, out of one city into
another, but wherever they go they contaminate, degrade, destroy and damn.
Society gains nothing by scattering
these moral lepers through resident districts.
Opposition to the segregation of vice
in large cities is absolute idiocy. In
obedience to an immutable law, "birds
of a feather flock together." The segregation of vie e is therefore perfectly j
natural. Mayor Dunne simply recognizes this fact His critics are dreamers.
Any official act or edict is superfluous.
The mayor might as well command
water to run up hill, or order Chief
O'Neill to enforce the law of gravitation. When Healy abolishes the social
evil in Chicago, he can cause Pike's
Peak to bow its bead in the dust at hie
feet, and command the sun to stand
still, and it will obey.
The pee-w.ee  reformers who hold  up
hands in holy horror at Mayor Dunne'**-*
position, like all descendants of Balaam's
"automobile"   wear    their  ears    above
their seldom  brains, and are mentall}
so narrow that they can look with both
eyes through a key-hole at one glance.
Your average  professional  reformer it
so obtuse that it would require a sur
gical operation to get a full grown idea
into his head.    In the government of s
great city like Chicago, the advice o
short-haired    women   and    long-hairec
men is not worth a tinkers dam. When
a similar  aggregation  of cantankerous-
cranks called  upon    the    late "Golden
Rule" Jones, and requested him to drive
all  the  bad  women out of  Toledo,  he
replied:    "I am willing to help you save
them.    Christ   did   not  set  the  bloodhounds of the law yelping at the heels
of the Magdalenes of his day and neither
will I.   They have the same right to live
somewhere,   ancl   all   who   think   know
that they are capable of less harm in
the "reel  light" district  than anywhere
else.    If it were possible lor Hsaly ; n:l
his associate bunco detle s    to banish
"scarlet" women fro DiCi c.".c*> md demolish every house of   .11 suape" In ths
city, decent wives, m itlieva. and friste*s
and   d.* ighlers   irauul   be   in   ton-   fold
more clanger thin ihey ;tre to lay.   Ter
thousand   new  traps would be set for
their ruin, and every device the dcMl
could invent would be use] to lure their
footsteps to the primrose path of dalliance.    As it   Is, God knows, enough of
them tall from tbe empyrean heights of
true womanhood down to the dark and
fathomless abyess of vice trom which
rescue is impossible. The raging fires
of passion will find material on which
to feed. The wild beast in man too
often leaves its natural haunts to prey
upon the pure and innocent The leash
with which civilized mau holds this
beast In check is a slender thread.
David, a man after Go.IN < >vn bean,
let slip the dogs of lust nn i Uriah died
in the forefront of battle, while "Saint"
Dav Id and' his wife were smashing the
seventh commandment to smithereens.
Innumerable* instances could be cited
to prove that Josephs areseldom found
In real Ife. ahd that the saints are nothing  if  not  flekle.
The "red light" districts in great
cities serve as sewers through which
the poisonous and deadly germs of
moral disease and death may be carried away from decent homes. In this
article I shall try to describe conditions
as 1 find them, not as 1 would have
them. Man must lie dealt with as he
is, not as he should be Roc*.tuition of
facts is the first esseuti.il ��'<p lu the!
progress of practical reiorm.
Reformers who    seek    to make men,
and   women   good   by   law,   would   ac-
com pi ish  more  if  they ceased  entirely
tei  concern  themselves  with  the  hopelessly  lost  and  address  their energies!
to the task of preventing  the fall of
others.    An 6unce of prevention is bet- i
ter  than a  ton  ot   cure.    It   Is better!
because little folk  while able to han
die the ounce, find the ton a little un
wleldy.    Besides as a rule professional
reformers  try to administer thc  whole
ton at one dose, and fail.
While I can boast no wings, not even I
a pin feather, yet I hold the man who;
first leads an Innocent woman astray,
to be a monster, an inhuman, incarnate
fiend. He deserves to have the letters
which spell demon burned in fire upon
his brow so that all who read may shun
him as they would a leper. Could 1
speak to all women, especially young
girls, I would say: "In all your relations
with men remember that love and lust
cannot live In the same heart. No man
who truly loves a woman would think
of degrading her In his own eyes. This
is the supreme test. An Indecent pio-
posal by your sweetheart is absolute
proof that he does not love you. Your
own existence Is not more certain than
this." Knowledge of these facts cannot
be to often Impressed upon the min els
of young girls* Ignorance is a veritable
devil. Enlightenment through experience conies too late to save.
But after all Is said, poverty Is the
principal cause of prostitution. More
women sell their honor for bread than
sacrifice their all on the altars of love
and passion. ��� Every reformer worthy
the name is trying in inaugurate economic and industrial conditions that will
in a large measure abolish poverty.
This would forever close hell's principal recruiting station. In this land of
Canaan flowing wit lithe milk and honey
of plenty, there should In no mendicants and millionaires, it should not
be necessary for women, especially
young girls, to work for wages. Poverty degrades.' Failure brings despair.
Poverty and failure murder hope. When
hope dies a legion of devils seize the
��� pi
soul and hurry lt toward perdition. Danger to the soul lies at the extremes of
poverty and riches. Society is therefore rotten at both ends. In the middle
class, or common people, there Is hope.
Wrhlle the social evil cannot be entirely
eradicated, all should do their utmost
not to hound lost women to their
graves, but to close as many of lhe
devil's recruiting stations as possible.
The attractive young lady who becomes a stenographer, treads every
hour on a shelving precipice. There Is
ever a yawning chasm at her feet fringed with flowers.thst tempt and lure. I
do not mean to insinuate that there are
no virtuous female stenographers, but
simply to state as a fact that for thousands of young women, stenography ls
the open road to ruin. Some run the
gauntlet and reach the goal with garments white ss snow and honor uncui-
Hed. They are jewels. The very angels lift their crowns when the names
of these poor girls are spoken on earth.
In Chicago, as in every other great
city, respectable villiana by the thousand are enlisting an army of young
women for the levee districts. Not infrequently these scoundrels are church
officials and are found leading crusade*
against their victims wh��n they become
'Ted light" graduates. There are many
business and professional men of honor
with whom a virtuous girl Is perfectly
safe, but I fear they stand In relation
to the other kind, at the ratio of about
16 to 1. Behind the practice of "trading type-writers," there Is a story that
would make the master of a Turkish
harem turn green with envy. This
story we reserve for our next Issue, iin
the meantime think on these things,
and don't fail to read carefully the foiling poem by Tom Selby. written for
this magazine. It is a description of
"The House of Shame." and paints the
most vlved picture to be found In all
llieraturc. Kvery woman who is tempted to clepart from the straight, and narrow path should commit these lines to
Ail  night,  within  the secret  house of
The rout of ribald revelry went on:
The Bsme procuress smiled or fawned
The libertine snd victim as tb^y came:
Flash mirrors flaunted back thc lights
thst shone
Resplendent  o'er  the  compost    of  Ill-
All night the strident music strove to
The noisy mirth as It were light-heart
The  painted   bawds,   disembltng  o'er
their fee.
Gave up their flesh as if for pure loves
sake��� '
Eager to have their sodden Infamy
The care-free guise of carnival partake.
And all night long, ln negligent undress.
The   wantons   wrought   in   unclean
dance and song;
Sated  the  profligate,  unmanned  the
Seduced the fool with lecherous caress, LOWERY'S CLAIM.
Delved down in degradation to prolong
The saturnalia of rottenness!
And all night long, while honest people
And while the peace of God lay o'er
the earth,
The horror   grew:    then,   wheu the
morn had birth,
The   sunk-eyed   revellers���self-loathing
Shame-faced away, anel in tbat house
of "mirth"
Sad, wasted women cursed, and thought,
and wept
And  when the glorious sun bad fairly
It peeped  Into the    shuttered  house.
and there
The erstwhile    sirens���slovenly    and
Lay  In their squalor���faded,  pale, and
And   somo  cursed   angrily���-it  meant
a prayer!
Anel  some sobbed softly In  their fetid
And aome.thesaJXeir who slept uneasily
Dreaming, perchance, of happy, other
When all the* world was sweet���a golden  maze
Of  sunshine,   roses,   love,  and   childish
When mother taught them little song*
of prise,
And kissed thein as tbey nestled on her
And Hum* there were who. by anguish,
Of days lull Innocent, when Love first
With  sweet  deceits    that   paved   the
road  to shame:
And some remembered bread so dearly
That   "honor"  and   starvation   meant
the same!
And some there were���ah,  many such
as these!���
Who started up in honor from their
With si an ing eyes and madly pulsing
Tortured by dreams of festering disease
The doubt���the certainty���the loathsome pest
That naught but kindly death can e'er
How Christ befriended one poor Magdalene?
Did He revile her���gloat   upon  her
And are ye holler than the Nazarene?
ni i ��� .. *. .  an       ��������� ni	
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for
t heir's is a life of perpetual imposition.
Blessed are they that mourn not. for
I fthey did they would never be comforted.
Blessed are they thst demand their
due, for thelr's is the attention of the
whole household.
Blessed are they that hunger and
thirst after righteousness of their children, for they will be sure to follow their
natural  born propensities.
Blessed sre the merciful, for they
shall be called the shielders of iniquity.
Blessed are the impure in heart, who
succeed In covering their impurity, for
what the eye seeth not doeth the heart
no harm.
Blessed are the i>eace makers, for
they shall be called meddlers in other
people's affairs.
Blessed sre they which are persecuted, for rightousness sake; for thelr's
is a seat to sit on���away back.
Blessed  are  they    that    are  spoken
falsely of. for thelr's is the laugh on the
j other side,  when  the  truth  is  discovered.
Better an hour In a fool's paradise than
ages in the desert of indifference.
The friends of liberty have a chance
now to make a few remarks about Lowery's Claim.
Keep your children away from all religious teaching until they are 16 year.*
old. Before that age the power of
judgment is not developed and the mind
easily warped .by any kind of foolish
mummery about God. man and the
* Political and social life in Canada Is
rotten to the core, and everywhere we
hear the cry against graft, loot, dishonesty and corruption. The government does not want a paper circulated
that exposes all kinds of grafts, so It
shuts Lowery's Claim out of the mails.
Austin Lewis Is evidently not stuck
on the "glory holes" of Phoenix, judging from the following:
At Phoenix I visited a great untim-
bered mine from the ledges supported
by the pillars of which pieces of copper
ore and lumps of errant, debris fall persistently and at. regular intervals upon
the heads of those who labor many feet
beneath. All references to the sword
of Damocles will henceforth seem very
trite and inadequate to me. When 1
want to imagine the limit of nervous
anxiety I shall picture those miners at
Phoenix piling up surplus values for thc
company and all the time at the mercy
of a lump of copper ore which would
break a limb or pierce a skull with the
certainty and completeness of a rifle
bullet It is a deadly hole, is this mine,
an unutterable disgrace to those who
maintain it. as well as to the community which allows it to be maintained.
It was the written words of Tom
Paine that won the Revolution and
made the United States a nation. Yet
when the Age of Reason was published
all was forgotten, and those who had
���Oiowned htm with roses -turned the
hose and deluged him with the sewage
of hatred that flows from minds blasted by the curse of religion. Even at
this late day that big game sport Teddy
Roosevelt abased the memory of Paine
with his muck rake and called him a
"dirty little atheist" The slur of Teddy's does not hurt Paine for his name
will live long after Roosevelt's ashes
bave been dumped beside his Dutch
ancestors and forgotten. The martyr in
one age becomes a god in the next
O  ye who rail, and piously  bemoan
The sins of this  poor fallen sisterhood ;
Ye priests aud ministers; ye saintly-
With seats reserved beside the heavenly
Ye whose small faults are cleansed in
martyred blood���
Come!    Who among ye dares to cast a'
And yet, with mind and body both unclean,
Ye hound these fallen sisters to and
Ye self-sufficient bigots! Do you know
My   pa ain't   never   got
Sent   where  conventions   go,
But still I tell you what.
He's   not   so   very   slow;
They didn't pick him out
To be a delegate,
And  go  and   whoop   and   shout -
But   he's   ma's   running   mate.
it Is not a good omen for Canada
when one man is given the power to
ruin anyone's business provided he
wishes. The postmaster-general of Canada is attempting to do that now with
Lowery's Claim because he daes not
agree with its arguments for the betterment of the human race.
If a   resident   of   Kansas,   would   you  be
radical   or  conservative?    It   is merely  a
question  of  shirt  tail���more or less.   It is
the great  issue of  all issues tn  the campaign now on iu that state.    The radicals
contend���their   pulpits   urge,    their   press
demands and their orators prove by facts
and  tigures���that the addition of just one
inch of sail  to the Kansas shirt will cure
all   the  ills  to   which  national   economics
are heir.   The conservatives cry tommy rot
and set  up  the   plea  that   Wie  pursuit  of
happiness   including  the  longitudinal  latitude of tho aforesaid are sacred privilege's
guaranteed   under   the   constitution,   with
which no man, nor legislative body either
for  that matter,   may   monkey,   and  that
In matters of this sort It were well to let
enough   alone.    The   radicals   admit   that
Kansas raises no coton; but urge this reform   as   tending   to  bring  about   an   increase   in   consumption   with   consequent
raise In price of the product of her neighbors���in whose behalf and along the lines
of  mutual  benefit   this  strange device   is
emblasoned on their banners.   The conservatives point out the danger attending thc
adoption of this arbitrary rule���in case ot
drought  or failure of  the crop  for  other
cause, by reason of which the* line might
be drawn, perforce, above rather than below the belt���and insist that no man wants
to  bo  placed   In   a  position   whereby   he
might as a law abiding citizen be forced
.mine day to wear a shirt confined to just
collars and cuffs.   No, dearie, nobody has
even suggested, as yet, that your sex figures  in  tho light
A Pen Roast.
Dick Maples waxes hot. and goes after
the meat barons as follows:
If "cleanliness is next to Godliness,"
then we have some idea how near the
proprietors of the packing houses of
this count ry are to hell, as the history
of these nasty, revolting, nauseating establishments is so disgusting and so.
terrible that the pen of man fails to
lay bare their filth.
Not being satisfied to make an unreasonable  profit  by  cornering  the   meat
market and selling wholesome meats to
the masses, the Swifts, the Armours, the!
Morrisses.   the    Cudahays    and  otheis
who are in  the "meat combine"  sunk!
so low in their orgie of greed that they
took   decayed,   maggotty    carcasses  of';
both animals and fowls, and deodorised
the meat and  sold  it  at  unreasonable
prices to be consumed by human beings.
Chickens which were so far along in j
a state of decomposition that the feath-j
ers could not be taken off, nor the intestines removed, were placed in refrigerators and frozen so that the feathers
and intestines could be removed without the flesh falling from the bones.
After this process had been gone through
with, these chickens were "doctored"
by powerful drugs and the smell removed from their carcasses, and then
were canned up or made soup of and
sold to the American public at unreasonable prices, and this was done In
America, by a set of as heartless hell-
ians as ever managed to keep out of the
penitentiary by stolen money.
Cows that w.ere diseased were slaughtered, if they did not die before they
reached the slaughter pens, and their
diseased carcasses sold to the American
public: as "prime beef." and it is further stated that many, yea, many cattle,
which died before they reached the
slaughter pens, were used by this dastardly, unprincipled gang of ghouls and
sold to the American people at unreasonable prices.
Not only did these packers use cattle
which died of disease, but when killing
a cow which contained sn unborn calf,
these calves were also canned up and
sold for potted chicken, and this was
done in America.
Hams that were returned on account
of being rotten by those to whom they
had been shipped, were deodorized and
painted to give tbem a natural color
���rn 0 iid at an unreasonable profit, and
this was done in America, and done by
men whose political hirelings select the
��ien. Mr. Voter, that you have been voting for, for the past quarter of a cen-
��� uiy.
Upon undisputable evidence, it Is said
that men working around vats full of
lard In process of rendering, would
slip upon filthy bloody floors, and almost within the twinkling of an eye,
these poor wretches would have their
flesh cooked off their bones, and this
human flesh, as much as possible, would
be dipjied out of these rendering vats
and the remaining contents of these vats
would be sold to the public for "prime
leaf lard/' and this was done In America.
We oould go on and enumerate more
revolting and awful nastiness, but should
we undertake to depict In our columns
what the packers of this country are
guilty of, this journal would be debarred from the mails, as it is said that
Immorality in these establishments is
ao ramdant that virtuous girls cannot
hold a job, and all this is done in America, wl|h those who perpetrate these
crimes unwhlpped of justice and are
today as* free from punishment ss you.
Mr. Reader; but you must bear in mind
that they are millionaires, and it seems
as though the arm of the law is too
short to reach this class of damnable
scoundrels, and you cannot expect that
��� ��� m to be lengthened so long as the
laws of our land are both made anel
executed by the hirelings of millionaires?
Upton Sinclair wrote   a book    some
time  ago.  entitled   "Tbe  Jungle."  and
laid bare a part of the awful  history
of the peeking hottsese of this country,
and   the   millionaires   in   general   rose
up as one man and declared Upton Sinclair a liar, a perjurer, and s llbeler. but
the government, upon the strength of
Mr. Sinclair's statements, ln  Febmary.
sent a commission to Chicago to look
into the charges made by him. anel to
use Theodore Roosevelt's own language.
their report was "revolting," and it. was
so "revolting" thst it was beyond Mr.
Roosevelt's comprehension, snd he sent
a second delegation to make an investigation, ahd the report of his second
commissioners    was more    "revolting"
than the report of the first but still
there Is not a Morris,  nor a Cudahy.
nor a Swift, nor a Armour that has ever
been arrested for the heinous crime of
poslonlng the people of the nation, but
upon the other hand the packer* of this
country have both in congress and the
United States Senate, men���No. no! not
men.  vllllans!   who sre trying to discredit the report msde by Mr.  Roosevelt's commissioners, and trying to clear
these  packing  house  demons of their
guilt, and upon the heels of the report
of Mr. Roosevelt's own commissioners,
comes the news from Washington that
Theodore Roosevelt, is going to pursue a
conservative  course In  regsrd   to  this
national scandal.   Ah. It is hy the conservative  tactics of our officials  such
devils  as  the  meat    packers  of  this
country are^permitted to commit crimes
which   astonish,   not  only  this  nation.
but all   the' elvlliz-ed    nations    of  the
world, and then go scott free and unpunished of. their awful crimes.
Scan the page* of the criminal history of this*or any other civilized land
and you will not And a single page so
black, so awful snd heinous as that
painted by the "meat trust" of this
country, and if th're are degrees in hell.
methinks that all of the criminals that
have ever reached that torrid clime since
the creation of man will occupy seats
so high above the packing house criminals of America that should a millstone be dropped from the seat of the
vilest criminal in that sulphuric region,
that It would take a million year* for
It to reach the pit of these villians who
compose the "meat trust," but still
there is not today a single Armour, a
single Swift, a single Cudahy, or a single Morris gazing through the grated
windows of a prison cell, nor has there
at any time since the crimes of these
monsters were lound out, been a single
republican or democratic, official demanded that these scoundrels be arrested for their crimes, but still we
live in America, "the land of the free
and the home of the brave.'*
These packing house villains were
permitted by the system which is now in
vogue in this country, to crowd out the
small butchers of every city so that
they would have no compel It lou, and
alter these small butchers had their business ruined, then they were compelled
to buy their meats of the packing
houses, and siuce these demons accomplished the ruin of their competltois.
men uiey. lu order to build their obelisks of wealth higher, sell your wife
and your babies, Mr. Reader, meat that
buzzards would refuse, but still you aro
voting a political ticket whicb the Armours, the Cudahya, the Morrises, the
Swift* and their millionaire criminal
friends put up for you damphools to
With a sick wife tossing upon her
cot at home, or with a sick baby whose
little body needs nourishment, you. Mr.
Voter, In order to provide that wife or
that baby with a delicacy that will help
to woo back health and restore thc
roses to their cheeks, rack your brain
in order tu lind something tliat will
be appetizing and which will help to restore that wife or baby whom you would
die for, go to some store and purchase*
some supposed delicacy pui up by tin'
"meat trust" not. knowing thai perhaps
that can of potted chicken, or thai can
of chicken soup, or that can of beef
f*a, was made from the putrid and de
cayed carcass of sonic diseased animal
01 fowl. Oh, for men who will vote?
to rid themselves Of a system which
will permit a few millionaires, not onlj
to rob them of their earthly substance,
but to poison them and lb' Ir offspring.
by selling them food which carrion fowls
would pass by unnoticed.
It ls an established fact. Mr. Reader,
that the "beef trust" has becn selling,
for fabulous prices food to the American public which your dog would pass
by with a contembtible suarl upon his
lips, but still the president of the United
States, and the Congress of the United
States, and the Senate of the United
StateH tell we American Jackasses that
they are going lo deal wiih these arch
criminals In a conservative manner.
Look out Isiys. as It won't lie very
long until you will find the preachers
of your millionaires trying to smooth
their crimes over for tbem, and make
us gaping yaps believe thai it Ih all
right because the bible says so. as we
imagine it will only be a few Su inlays
until they will be quoting a part of tlie.
21st verHe of the 14th chapter of Deuteronomy, which roads as follows: "Ye
shall not eat of anything that dieth of
Itself; thou shall give It unto the stranger that ia in tby gates, that he may LOWBRY'8 CLAIM
eat it; or thou mayest sell It unto an
alien." Now what' are you going to
do about that, for don't the Bible ssy
that these damn whelps can do just
what they have done?-���Let's4 sing something and be dismlsshed.
The Other Foot.
Vou are neit very sympathetic," said
the lady's friend.
she was Mrs. Spencer,
I have been hurrying through the
wind anel rain���almost distracted-
thinking all the time that when I reached your flat I should hear a few words
of comfort I never felt so utterly alone
before. The whole world seems grey
and drear.*'
The lady arranged ber pink silk tea-
gown, and held her head a little higher
in the air.
She was Mrs. Poynter.
I am sorry for you. of course," she
said, In a mechanical sort of way. "but
somehow or other l cannot be v��ry sympathetic to women whose troubles are
caused by their mts-nisnaged husband*.
Mrs.  Silencer shuddered.
Then you think It be all my fault?"
she asked.
"Undoubtedly*" said her friend: "you
were always too sweet to your husband,
loo meek and trusting aliout everything.
No man can live on X>ints. my dear!
He likes entrees and things sometimes
for a change,"
"But p'-rhnps my husband Is no worse
than  other  men."  said     Mrs.   Spencer.
After all.  he only  took  a dancer out I
to supper    and  gave    her    a diamond
(inly!" said her friend. In horror-
stricken times "I don't think a woman
wil hany pride would put up with such
a thing for one moment!" She glanced
quickly at Mrs. Spencer, and was glad
to find, judging by her consternation.
that her words had taken effect.
"Hut what can I do?" faltered her
friend, "l don't see th��* use of making
< fuss now that the mischief la done;
besides, I love my husband more than
my life."
Mrs. Poynter shifted uneasily in her
e-halr. annoyed by the extr��nie earnestness of her visitor.
Love of any sort bad always been
quits incomprehensible to ber.
"The woman who makes a god of her
husband, Is making a god of an Idol
of clay." she replied, with a good deal
of sarcasm, "and the awakening always
comes sooner or later."
Thero were tears in Mrs. Spencer's
"In future, my dear." said Mra, Poyn-
'��r. "follow my advice, and rule your
husband with a rod of Iron. He will
rather like it after a time, anel will tell
all his friends that his wits Is a woman
Of spirit Or. If you Intend to put an
end once and for all to aucb scandalous
conduct, then bring a divorce action
ugalnst hlm, and I will be one of your
witnesses. I could not do moro for my
own daughter."
"I could never divorce the man I love
beyond all reason," sobbed Mrs. Spencer, as she held a lace handkerchief to
her eyes. "I know your advice is meant
kindly, but I wish you would tell me
to forgive him instead."
"Rubbish!" said Mrs. Poynter. as she
flung another log on the fire. "If you
want foolish advice, you should go to
a fool for It When I was married, 1
drew up some golden rules as to the
management of a husband, and I have
followed them closely ever since, with
a most excellent result, as you know."
Mrs. Spencer stretched out a hand in
appeal  to her friend.
With her, jealousy was conquering
love; she thought of her spoilt life, of
the degradation she bad suffered.
"Oh, please tell me." she said at
length, "and In future I will always try
to  take  your advice."
"Well, then." said Mrs. Poynter,
"never pay him a compliment���men are,
quite conceited enougn as it is."
"Never praise him lor what hedoes,
or he will Immediately cease to do anything that merits praise.
"Never be affectionate to hlm; a man
has far more respect for a cold Iceberg
sort of a woman."
She looked across at her visitor, and
she saw that sbe was staring hard-eyed
Into the flre.
"Never give him such good dinners
or he will make a fuss and complain
If anything should happen to go wrong
with thc cooking." she continued.
"I need to take great pains to give
hlm a nice dinner every night." said
Mrs. Spencer, iu a depressed tone.
"And what was the result?" asked
Mrs. Poynter.   "He shows his preference
for restaurants, nnd for the society of
dancing women."
"There seems !*�� bs a great deal of
wisdom In what you say, ' said her
friend. "And when 1 think of the abominable way in which he has behaved. I
feel very tempted to try for a divorce.
as you suggested."
"But you must tirst ascertain his
movements."   said   Mrs.   Poynter.
"Ancl of course that can only b�� done
by employing a detective. There are
very few men���believe tne���whose lives
will bear the searchlight of investigation. Now. I tell you wha twe will
do. Fortunately my husband is away
racing, so we will go together this afternoon, and arrange for a detective to
watch   Mr.   Spencer.
Her friend, whose feelings towards
her husband were hourly becoming more
chaotic, meekly consented.
A few minutes later tbo ladies loft
the flat, and made their way down Uing
Acre and (-Jan-irk Street into tbe Strand.
Passing the hotel Magnlflque. Mrs.
Poynter suddenly clutched her friend's
arm with sue-h violence that she called
"Good heavens!" she said. "<li<i you
thai  cab coming oul  of the  hotel
I mean that cab going to-
courtyard ?
wards Charing Cross Station, with two
portmanteaux on  top?    I    will    swear
* ..      i i.i...   *��-na   mv   liiiuhnml!
tha? ��he man inside was my husband!
Rut who on earth could the yellow-
hatred woman with htm havo baan
You are probably mistaken," said
her friend. "London is a large city,
there must be many men like Mr. Poynter.
"I will swear it was my husband!"
said the lady, almost in hysterics.   "Oh
what am I to do?���what am I to do*>"
"Don't worry yourself till you are
sure," answered Mrs. Spencer. "The
man may only have been Mr. Poynter s
double. You hear of such cases every
"I must know for certain!" gasped
the lady. "Suspense of this kind would
drive me mad! I know what I'll do!
I'll go to the hotel���you'll come with
me���and I'll ask If my friends Mr. and
Mrs. Poynter are staying there. If it
was my husband, they will tell me they
have only just left. Dno't you think
lt is a good idea?"
"Yes," replied her friend, "so long
as he stayed there in his own name."
Mrs. Poynter realised���should her
doubts prove true���that she had received the hardest hit in her life.
With her lips strangely white, and
her heart beating like a sledge-hammer, she had made her way into the
hotel courtyard, walking quickly
through the grey dusk.
"Are my friends Mr. and Mrs. Poynter staying here?" she asked at the
bureau, and there was a break in ber
"They have been, madam," was the
reply, "but they left a few moments
ago. The yoften stay here for a few
The lady almost staggered out into
the Strand.
"This Is the end of the world!" she
gas ned.
But the world still goes round.���
Nomad's Weekly.
It ls reported by the medical fraternity that 40 per cent of the deaths in
.lollet Prison are from tuberculosis.
The first thing they do to a sinner when
they get him there is to vaccinate him.
Iu the Kansas City Journal of May
15th appears the following:
During the last year three members
of the Journal have had appendicitis.
In every case the doctor? urged an operation. In two cases the patient objected and no knife was used. In the
third the knife was used. The patient
that was operated on was buried last
Sunday. The two others attended his
funeral in good health."
Great is medical science!
He may be a good man who gets to
church once on Sunday, but the sharp
who goes twice needs watching, and
it is advisable to have no 'dealings
whatever with the fellow who is found
there thrice on the one day.
The world in what are called civilized countries is largely insane. As evidence read the dail papers for a few
days. The false teaching of the church
is largely responsible for the insanity,
coupled with the superstition of medicine and the greed for mud or its
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tin Sagebrush��
What a wealth of philosophy is contained in the quaint old saying "What
people don't know don't hurt them." lt
is a panacea for countless social and business ills, even if it is impossible from the
standpoint of the moralist���out of line with
what preachers tell us is thc divine plan,
perhaps, and yet how practical as applied
to the affairs of every day life. Harry
Thaw married Evelyn Nesbitt-artlst's model, chorus girl and celebrated beauty. He
knew Stanford White���noted as man-about-
town who could and would advance ambitious foot light fairies If they proved com-
plaisaut und willing* to pay the price. He
knew, also, that Miss Nesbit had been a
favorite with White, that he had given
her continued financial aid, and that common report classed her as his mistress.
.Doubtless Evelyn assured Hary that she
was still a good girl, and believing he married her. He knew everything���but one
thing. They lived together happUy, apparently, and doubtless would have continued to the end had the woman had sense
enough to keep her mouth shut. But somehow���probably believing* in bis aasurancae
that his love would overlook the fault if
confessed and tbat he would forgive���as a
result of persistent pleading that sbe. tell
him the truth, and his oath that sbe would
ever be held guiltless if wronged, loved
all the more if lhat were possible���the poor
little fool fell victim a second time to masculine persuasion, and told���admitted that
White had seduced her and tbat prior to
hcr marriage she had long been his mistress. Thaw shot aud killed White���pre-
meditatively and without wanting���at the
Madison Square roof garden the other
night and is now an inmate of the Tombs
fronted with the charge of murder, lila
defense is:  "He  ruined my  wife."
"What people don't know don't hurt
em." I am well aware that file quotation
in itself, is wicked and the -sheerest sophistry���and yet, alter all, isn't horse
sense'.' In this case confession haa neither
salved the woman's conscience nor saved
her soul. Instead, it has sent a libertine
to judgment unshriven, taken from a wife
that good name she could still claim and
deserve, and brought the man she really
loves to the gallows -to say nothing of the
.shame and distress of family and friends,
and the millions which muat now go to
swell legal and corruption fund coffera II
Harry Thaw la saved from the hangman.
Nothing is gained, and everything is loat.
You and I agree, 1 am sure, that Thaw
never ought to have known-she.- never
ought to have confessed other than within
the shrine of her inmost soul-and him
living and loving. It was a mistake���a
crime���an unpardonable sin.
There are many Evelyn Nesbit* in thia
world of ours who, too. are wearing a
wedding ring. She has told before under
stress of loving entreaty, and will again-
only to ibtterly regret It forever after.
Torn with doubt and fear and goaded to
desperation by that love and desire which
counts the world as naught beside the sole
and undisputed possession of one woman,
other husbands have begged for the truth.
With a heart overflowing with true affection they have sworn te forgive and forget
���and so saying believed that they would
and could���and she���who away back yon-
edr somewhere repented ln sackcloth and
ashes and has been an honest woman since
���is dually convinced that it is for the best
and sobs out her secret���betrayed a secotici
time with consequences far more terrible
to her, and for him. Some men do forgive,
but none worthy the name can forget. Too
often love, and with lt respect take wings,
and a happy home becomes a living hell.
Always there is suffering���at best the honey
of life has lost ita savor���and Anally wo
read that some poor uevll has brooded
over the wrong done hlm as he believes
until nothing short of blood atonement will
serve, and has hunted dowu aud killed
the seducer in cold blood, as this man did.
Confession is good for the soul���sometimes; but it ls a virtue only as it serves
to make amends���and as pertaining to the
one high crime ln the masculine mind, a
luxury which only tho woman who is
ready to bid farewell to all hope of wifely
happiness hereafter can affoid. Man ls too
hellish-tor. proud of his right as lirst and
last In possession If he be a man and truly
loves her���to absolve as father toufessor.
He may suspect; but he must not know.
And���homely and crude If you will, but
rock-ribbed ��� "What people don't know
don't hurt them."
Theatrical bussards who fatten ou female flesh might make note of thu fate ot
Stanford White. There ls no atecret about
It. in certain theatres and certain companies uo girl can get a place in front
row or be assigned a prominent pr.rt unless she becomes the mistress of the manager, or some of his friends. Many a young
woman of promising talent who is assigned
a minor position during her lirst season
and who righteously maintains her chastity in spite of every temptation, is frankly told that unless she oenscnts to become
one of the harem she will not be re-employed. If She yields she is advanced for
a time, and if she has ability to interpret
her lines she can retain her position as
long as she pays the price���If she refuses
her stage career Is ended. She has ambition, and feels and knows that with op-
portunity she can win thc coveted laurels
of competency and histrionic success. Add
to this knowledge tho lure of the golden
apple as personified In those aliout her
whom sbe knows have sold themselves���
and alas too often the, recording angel
weeps as he writes���and the man monster
makes an entry ln his diary, as did White,
that he did on a certain date rob another
young girl of her womanhood. And some
day. please God. these beasts will get what
isc oming to them as he did.
ian Francisco has discovered a positive
cure for suicide. Beforo the earthquake
and flre the average was twelve mortuary
shuffles a week���ascribed, as usual, to love
affairs, poverty. Illness, financial reverses
and the like. Since, there have been but
three all told���to the disgust of the coroner
and the astonishment of the statistician.
The cure?    Everybody   is  at  work.
It was a Detroit woman who did her
hair, manicured her nails, put on her prettiest frock, apent her laat half dollar for
white rosea and asaumlng a plctureaque
pose drank the dose. She left a note explaining that she simply could not work
for a living. Behind that mental degeneracy which led her to suicide waa a eense
of shame-a mistaken Idea that honest
labor meant humlllatlon-in which many
Ban Franciscans would doubtless have
shared only that for once there waa no
such thing aa caste���neither social lines
nor a leisure class���It waa the end of oue
world und the beginning of a new, ln
which everybody had to huatle. Sho had
been reared In Idleness and suddenly found
herself without home or friends. She saw
but one way out of her troubles; but had
she been a resident of 'Frisco's tent town
at the time would probably -be alive and
comparatively contented today. But work!
���of course she couldn't. Foolish, laty.
empty headed creature. Doubtless she
really thought It was her duty to die���
and who shall say her nay? ln truth the
man or woman who deems it either hardship or humiliation to earn his or her own
living la at home only when the coroner
calls. In the suicide of this woman pride
had a place; but as a matter of fact she
was a victim of lunacy due to laslness.
Cine doesn't have to be a specialist on
mental malady to know that idleness
breede the bug cerebellum. The healths*
mind and body go hand In hand with the
busy life. Lack of occupation leads to introspection���little troubles and disappointments soon become fearsome inflictions and
back -breaking burdens���we brood until we
are off balance. From lack of wholesome
mental exertion the brain loses vitality.
Medical science cannot supply the requisite stimulant, nor rebuild when ossltted
from nonuse. Finally tbe sufferer is In a
bad way���eventually he or she goes the
Detroit way. or some other equally certain
fo results. It Is the penalty of rust. No
mechanic willingly consents that a machine
shall stand Idle for long, for he knows
that It means a loss In efficiency. Neglect
to exercise thc machine Oesl made means
corrosion and decay as well1 -neglect to
use the mind means a loss of working force
and unconscious but damning melancholia
as result of distorted vision. And the rule
applies to society and all government as
well���nonuse  spells evil, always.
There is hope and happiness In duty, and
life in labor. The Chicago dub woman who
advocates the doctrine of "serene attitude"
means well: but It Is the philosophy of
toads and turtles. Thelr's Is the perfection
of repose; but Deity evidently created us
to other purpose. Worry Is often the rtpur
of effort, and discontent does not necessarily spoil despair. Intercut lu anything
means action���and action Is an Infallible
panacea for most Ills. Countless volumes
of damnonsense havc been and arc being
written on the subject of labor���Its thraldom. Its pain and degredatlon. lt Is
branded as a hardship���a calamity and
curse���and roseate prophesies nre made
concerning an era when all men will be
free from its galling shackles. Pity the
day! Labor transforms���creates and ex-
halts���turns dead clay Into virile manhood.
It Is the essential element which banishes
savagery ��� which points to divinity. It
developcH and builds character, gives color
and form to aspiration and vigor to nerves
and muscles. Tt cannot humiliate ��� ior
every man killed because of It. thousands
have perished mlnerably for want of It.
And lack of labor, whereby the mind and
body Is kept In order, brethren, has debased and ruined more than all other aids
to human wretchednesa and misery and
crime combined.
Keep your mind aright, your body whole- -1
���erne snd yeur soul awake through use.
TrtuMes are seldom so serious and the
world s oftlled with woe that it cannot be
endured   somehow.
The woman who Is too good appaUs-ehe
who la just a little bit bad appeals.
The attention of my e��Seemed friend and
valued co-laborer In the moral  vineyard,
Mr.  Anthony Comstock of New York. Is
called   to  tho  fact  that a  grave  clanger
threatens-that that unspeakably depraved
creature Anna Held la preparing to Invade
our Men again in October atyhe head of
as bewitching a bunch of parleyvoo buda
as2ever bumped the tin foil off afxiule or
played  a midnight  matinee.   The vehicle
wftere-by   the   awful  Anna   b>   to  get  the
money   this  time   la   termed   "The  Paris
Model." and they do say that It not only
ajforda opportunity for the display of revising gowns and lavish legs and lingerie
but comprises  an  impossible  plot voluptuous   scenes   and   sensational   situations,
and some songs which she herself admits
with a wink of the wanton are downright
wicked.   On the occasion of the hist visit
to thia country by the Held hussy 1 both
wrote and wired Mr. Comstock concerning
the outrageous conduct of herself and associates���protesting against the home dairy
drvollette-feat which judging from such reports as came  my way  muat have -been
something  fierce,   and   the   general   bad-
landlan character of  the people  and  the
play.   A Dougtastte who happened hi New
York at   the  time   assured  me cm  his re
turn home that he had recognised Anthony
as occupying a seat  In the shade of the
first  violin  during at leaat two ot  these
shocking performances: but Mr. Comstock
wrote me afterwards that he was bobbing
for eels down on Chesapeake bay at  the
time, or tt never would have happened you
"Thc Parts Model" would seem to be
what the ungodly and morally all-in would
term a posthumous pippin. The Held woman. I g����t from the Paris papers. Is to
wear a hippodrome hat. and a series of
wonderful costumes Including a long shot
at an occasional waist, high water hosiery
and slippers with diamond studded heels.
The play abounds In suggestive dances and
poses, laerlvlous lines snd altogether songs
-the whole exemplified In ph>sleal perfection staged In glad gowns and set to the
seductive frou-frou of silken petticoats, it
Is calculated to do great harm, particularly among the Innocent and unsophisticated -Uothnmltes, and I trust that Mr.
comstock will see to It that the outfl is
barred from the theatres of the city and
run out of town���headed west.
having to do only with antmala, I hasten
to add���which organisation haa also appointed a committee which Is to sorter
hold hands with Uncle Sam's agents, and
the- whole to comprise an advisory board
In what these damphools are pleased to
term the semi-official department of eugenics���meaning the scientific breeding of
man. Then, too. maybe you saw in form
of a recent cable from London that the Rt.
Rev. Bishop of Rlpon. in an address on the
subject of marriage, regretted exceedingly
tbat while Immense pains are bestowed
upon training the young men for law and
medicine, and where great Issues of state
are Involved, there la no training for those
about to undertake far more responsible
duties toward human beings. "Some sort
of educational home, where engaged persons may learn to fulfill their duties, seems
to be necessary," he aaid, "and it will be
welt if there la provided alao a home of
rest for betrothed couples, after an educational course on the eve ot marriage."
I take It that these people are all in���
mentally, and not forgetting physically.
Nobody with an ounce of brain or a drop
of blood the which was working would
seriously attempt to interfere with the plan
��� evolved by Adam and Eve as pertains to
[the origin and Increase of the human family, or hope to regulate and dictate the
mating of men and women by law. There
can be no other way. without first corralling: and hog-tlelng Cupid���or running the
risk of arreat on the charge of keeping a
disorderly house. Exact science has accomplished many things for which wc doff
a thankful tile���haa achieved the impossible
along many lines���but as pastor and pro-
ehpt of the Red Corpuscle Push. I protest.
Life without love tantalizing, teasing���
terrible! Take from the human pharmo-
copeela that divine ellxer which creeps
through all the senses as the perfume of
the flower���which soothes and thrills���and
which floods the brain with sweetest bliss
and the heart with flre! Take away the
kiss���the deity of desire and the red wine
of possession���that consciousness of true
affinity which sometimes so surpasseth all
understanding that It counts the world
well lost for a few short hours In what is
set down on the maps of conventionality
as a fool's paradise! Destroy the source
of insplrntlon-the origin of every noble
attribute and beautiful thing! Tell him he
must keep off the grass and shady lanes
and that he cannot longer differentiate hot
air as he squoaes her hand! The selection
of a partner for life merely,--*./*, matter of
a place ln line and the wink of a one-eyed
clerk through a window! The hold state
of matrlmany boiled down to a rain check!
����w.. a..tv.rtm��>ut   of eugenics  bedamned.
of plants and animals, but lt ls so Important that science and religion should join
lt��� with the object certainly ot conservation and possibly of construction.". Guarded
���very-4ntt  coming  as it does  frofi  the
secretary  of the American Breeders' association lt Is but natural ts�� surmise that
the next thing will be a schedule of brands
ages and weights���and then a stud book.
And  then���behold the blue ri!>boh.   Concerning the   training   school  for engaged
couples urged by tbe good bishop of Rlpon,
I persume the less said the better.   A curriculum which would pass muster, or the
selection of a faculty acceptlble to all interested would seem to be impossible.   A
home of rest for these unfortunates prior
to the final catastrophe is likewise impracticable, ln that the need of for something
of that sort ls never felt until after.
While  the scientific breeding of plants
and animals has really accomplished marvellous results, yet my congregation may
be able to gather from these few rambling
remarks that I am not inclined to accept
Mr.   Hayes'   scheme   as  worthy  of even
semi-serious consideration.   It won't work
so long as Cupid's shingle swings at the
same old stand���he brooks no interference
with his business.   Eros is as active, buoyant, warm, gushing and blind as ever.  And
anyway  these  dried  ups   needn't   worry���
As   civilization  advances romantic   love���
which Is the Inspiration of marriage and
deity's sweetest flower���will increase in potency and purity���because men and Women
are human and  the general tendency or
the  race  is  upward all  the time.   They
cannot be mated as are the beasts of the
field.    But say���if they ever should be, it
would sure be twenty-three for you, Mr.
Race Suicide.
Anent this crusade against tainted meats,
haa anyone thought to look Into the condition of auch hams as are nightly exposed
for barter and sale neath the proscenium*
of an appreciative Christendon?
Possibly you saw in the public prints not
long ago that Assistant Secretary Hayes
of the Department of Agriculture bad named a committee of scientists to investigate
heredity In man. with a view to the general upbuilding of the race by the elimination of tha weak and vicious strains ana
the preservation of all that ia beat in tne
species." Mr. Hayes, in addition to nw
governmental distinction. Is the ���^7""*
of  tbe   American   Breeders*   association-
Th*- departmoiit of cugenH*
..Th, �����*.�� of ��.-����� 2*ri^5
psychologists,     is   a   iu ab8oluteiy
instinct."    Josso     And Jt  Ma
ruled the world since Adam   and   ,
proposed   to  *^^$*mi* classes,
and worn ^ ^eti. Breedcrs'
and a license ^.^^rlage-heretotore
association.    Behold   ���r',Ag      rnmCntal
""Ml ESSEEg&S and P����
agencies on a coia.ro (preat re_
Biological basis-   Jus. n��T       Mr   Hayes
-- ��l =r=.::.".:.' =
Drunken with    victory,   their   hordes
surge by;
Prone wit hthe dead am I; but through
the smoke
Glimmers the face of Truth, for whose
dear sake
I fight, or die, or wear the csptive's
���L. H. Hammond, in Harper's.
Canada is a wonderful country filled
with what they call religion, and yet
its jails are full, and the people are
so thirsty ln some places that the. saloons have to keep open all night/ Per*
haps it Is the food, for nearly all food
and drink sold in Canada is adulterated.
Man grown to the adult period of
life does not believe seriously in Santa
Claus. He looks upon old Santa as a
harmless delusion of his childish days.
Why does man regret Santa Claus and
hold on to a sill belief in bible gods; holy
ghosts, myths, miracles and the Jesus
spook? Simply because be does not
think, and Is worked for a soft thing
by a class of parasites who make their
living by peddling theological dope.
Owing to the fact that Lowery's
Claim is not permitted to use the malls
In -Canada and that I have to send it
by express it has become necessary for
me to raise the subscription price to
$2 a year. My friends can thank the,
Laurler government for the vaise,
.* n
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The Great Eddy*
Recently I spent two days at Concord,
Kew Hampshire. I stopped at the Eagle
Tavern where Franklin Jfierce used to
make his home. I slept on the bed that
president Pierce used, being charged fifty
cents extra for the felicity. How many
of these beds the genial host has, I did not
ascertain. We have had twenty-six presidents���we will have more. Every American born boy may be president, we are
told, which, of course, is not so. Mathematics forbid; Concord Is the home of Governor Rollins, who Inaugurated "Old Home
Day,".a Yankee Inspiration, now borrowed
by all the Eastern, Middle and Southern
Webster used to practice law here; his
form In bronze is in the public square, and
nearby is a fine statuo of the husband of
Mollie Stark, who was not a widow.
Senator Galligher lives at Concord and he
is a better man by far than Pierce ever
was. Gallinger is a doctor, and the only
physician in the United States senate.
Gallinger has been re-elected three times,
succeeding himself without opposition. Gallinger enjoys the listinction of being one
of the very few men in the senate who
are not rich. His income is his salary and
nothing more.
Dr. Gallinger came back to Concord when
1 lectured there���not to hear the Goou
Stuff, I am sorry to say. but to attend a
case of obstetrics. The mother was finicky
and as Dr. Gallinger had looked after her
successfully on three similar occasions, she
insisted on the Senator this time. He came
bringing with him his senatorial courtesy,
and charged no mileage. The bill passed
without opposition.
The Doctor was in a happy mood when
I saw him, his work being done. "Yes."
he said, "we have had some pretty good
men In Concord, but the place will be remembered for a woman."
"One of your patients?" I asked.
"Oh, she might have been years ago���
I know her well���I really believe I taught
her a few  things���by  antithesis!"
Dr. Gallinger had only words of praise
for the woman who has landed so severely
on the solar plexus of his profession. "A
very great and noble personality," he repeated.
There Is an adage that a prophet ls not
without honor save in his own country.
An adage la aofetlmes true and sometimes
not. In the case of Mary Baker Eddy the
adage just quoted goes awry.
Mra. Eddy has the good will of Concord
and very many of the leading men and women of the city are Christian Scientists.
The christian Science church at Concord
cost upwards of two hundred thousand dollars, and was the gift of Mrs. Eddy. Over
the entrance, cut deep in granite, are the
words, "Preaented by Mary Baker Eddy.
Diacoverer and Founder of Christian Science."
Aa to the atatement that the truths of
Christian Science have always been known
and practiced by a few, Mrs. Eddy issues
her direct challenge. In ej-fr her.-literature
she seta out the unqualified statement that
she Is the "Diacoverer and the Founder."
She is not apologetic���she assumes no modesty she does not feel���she speaks as one
hevim authority  aa   did  Mosea ef   old, ���
"Thus saith the Lord!"   She enters Into
no  joint debates;   she  does  not  answer
This intense conviction which admits of
no  parley  ia  one  of the  secrets of her
Up to   ten years   ago the  Billingsgate
Calendar waa sent suddenly on all occasions In her direction. Now Mrs. Eddy
has won, and legislation and courts have
whistled ln their hounds. Your right to
keep well in your own way is fully recognised. Doctors are not liable when they
give Innocent sweetened water and call lt
medicine, nor do we place Christian Chi-
entists oa trial If their patients die. any
more than we do the M. D.'s. Mrs. Eddy
has tinted .the entire ao called sciences of
both medicine and theology. Even those
who deny her and nolsly discard her are
debtors to her.
Homeopathy modified the dose of all the
Allopathlsts; and Christian Science has
nearly eliminated the Hahnemanlan theory
of attenuations, it having been found that
the blank tablet cures quite as effectively
as the one that is medicated. Christian
Science has made greater head In the thirty
years of its existence than Christianity
made in ita first thousand years. The
statement of Heine, that Christianity was
a religion of sorrow, waa a point well
made. Christianity was founded by lowly,
unsuccessful, whlpped-out, depressed people. Ita cries of triumph are hysterical,
Its joys pathological, its shibboleth pain.
Christian Science docs not shout, rant,
defy or preach. It Is poised, silent, and
the flagellants, like thc dervishes, are noticeable by their absence. The Rev. Billy
Sunday is not a Christian Scientist. The
Chriatlan Scientist does not cut into the
grape; specialise on the elevated spheroid;
devote hia energies to bridge whist; cultivate the scandal microbe; join the anvil
chorus or shake the red flag of wordy war.
fare. He is diligent In business, fervent
In spirit, accepts what comes without protest.
Indeed the extreme placidity of many a
Christian Scientist Is rather exasperating,
and If the cult ever goes into decline it
will be because It splits upon the rocks
of smugness and success. My opinion is
that Christian Science will survive every
foe but prosperity.
Mary Baker Eddy has.lived a very human life. Through her manifold experiences she has gathered gear���she Is a very
great and wise woman. She la ao great
that ahe keeps her own counsel, recelvea
no vl8ltora,makea no calls, haa no Thursday, writes no letters, and never even goes
to the church that ahe preaented to her
native town. She has becer, *?. it but one*
and that was when no service waa held
and she sat alone and read my ".Essay on
Silence." thus carrying out the dictum of
Bernard Shaw that you should not go to
church when the preacher Is there.
Tier home, hearing: the simple name or
"Pleasant View." is a well bull* house
���...r, .-.-.u-Mi f.-r,r��> ��h" enter of tbe town.
The bnck of the house Is to the road.
i*iHa bulletin? \* not nestle nor "retentions.
Tt did not cost as much ns the low eranlte
w��lt tr-a* r��n* alone In front with the
rtone arch, with the word EDDY carved
In ih* Vnvfi��onA that stand-* In front. T
sat on the steps of the south plusaa. nmi
awied on the ereat wide stretch of meadow, dotted with Hewers: the winding
invar, thi plaalej pool, tha pratty -dimmer
house and the dark grove ot pines Just
beyond. From her window Mrs. Eddy can
see the site ot the houae where she waa
Mra. Eddy, aa I aaid, sees no visitors,
and of course, sensible people^do not seek
to press themselves upon her, and the
Others are not Interested. But. every day
In the year at exactly one forty-five, no
matter what the weather���rain, hall, snow
or sunshine, the big* barouche Is brought
around to the front of the houae and Mra.
Eddy walks down the steps and enters the
carriage. .^4
Delegations and parties of pilgrims no
longer visit Pleasant View, but those who
come alone or in pairs are quite weicom--
to wander ln the garden, over meadow,
or through the woods of Mrs. Eddy's larm
at sweet will.
I stood With alx others on the lawn When
the driver stopped the carriage with the
big brown horses at Ihe south door or
Pleasant View. On the minute the door
opened and Mrs. Eddy walked down the
Steps, unattended, and with no hand on'the
railing. Mrs. Eddy's step Is light, hcr
form erect���a slender, handsome, queenly
She is fifty you would say. The fact is
she was born In 1821, and although she
keeps no birthdays, she might have kept
eighty-five of them. Her face shows experience, but not age. The corners of her
mouth do not turn down. Her eyes are
not dimmed nor her face wrinkled. She
was dressed all ln white satin and looked
like a girl going to a ball. Her hat was
a milliner's dream; her gloves came to the
elbow and were becomingly wrinkled; her
form Is the form of Bernhardt; thc rich
embroidered white cloak carried on her
arm cost eight hundred dollars.
Her secretary stood at the carriage door,
his head bared. He did not offer his hand
to the lady nor seek to assist her .into the
carriage. He knew his business-a sober,
silent, muscular, bronze.!, farmer-like man.
who evidently saw .verything and nothing.
He closed the carriage door and took his
seat by the side of the driver, who wore
no livery. The men looked like brothers.
The big brown horses started slowly away;
they wore no blinders nor check reins���
they, too, have banished fear. The coachman drove with %a loose rein ��� looking
straight out ahead.
The next day I waited on Main street
to see Mra. Eddy again. At exactly two-
fifteen the big, brown, slow-going horses
turned Into Main street. Drays pulled Into
the curb, automobiles stopped, people stood
on the street corners, and some, the pilgrims, uncovered. Mra. Eddy sat back in
her carriage, holding In her white gloved
hands a big spray of apple blossoms, the
same half smile of satisfaction on her face
-the  mil* cf Pope) t/co -XlYl.
The woman Is a veritable queen, snd
some of her devotees, not without reason
call her the Queen of the World. Home
doubtless pray to her. which Is as sweetly
reasonable aa to pray to Jeaus or His
Mother. Mrs. Eddy knows more than
either of them, or both ever knew. Why
not���they lived two thousand years ago.
She has met problems that never came to
them: done things of which they never
dreamed: surmounted obstacles which they'
never guessed. Mrs. Eddy has heen married three times. First to'Gilbert <��lover.
an excellent and worthy man. the father
of her one -on    On tha death of tttevir-. LOW&RY'S CLAIM
the child was taken by Glover's mother
and secreted so effectually that, his mother did not pes him until he waa thirty-
four years old, and the father of a family.
Her second husband was a man by the
name of Mudd. who was not only a rogue,
but a fool a flashy one, who turned the
head of a lone tern youug widow, who
certainly was not infallible in judgment,
ln two years the wife got a divorce from
Mudd on the grounds of cruelty and deser.
tion,   at   Salem Massachusetts.
Her third marital venture was Dr. Eddy,
a practicing physician-a man ot much intelligence ami worth. From him Mrs.
Eddy learned the so called aclenee oi
medicine, which she soon saw was no
science at all. Mrs. Eddy haa stated that
her hubaand was her first convert, and
he gave up his practice to assist his wife
in putting before the world the unreality
of disease. That he did not fully grasp
the idea to shown ln this that he died of
This however did not shake the faith or
Mrs. Eddy In the doctrine that sickness
waa an error of mortal mind For a good
many years Mrs. Kddy drove the memory
of her two good husbands tandem, hitched
by a hyphen, thus: Mary Baker Glover-
Eddy. Many women have joined their
own names with that of their husband, but
what woman ever before ao honored the
two men she had loved by coupling their
names? Getting' married to a bad habit,
Mra. Eddy would probably say, but you
have to get married to find It out.
fn 1K71 Mrs. Eddy organized the first
Church of Chriat, Scientist, and became its
pastor. In 1881, being then sixty years or
age. she founded "The Metaphysical College" ln Boston. For ten years she had
been speaking In public affirming tnat
health waa our normal condition and that
as a man think, th in his heart, so la he.
From her fiftieth to her sixtieth year
h^he was gia.l to speak for what was offered, although } believe even then she
hkd discarded the good old priestly habit
of taking up a collection.
The Metaphysical College was started
for the purpose of preparing students to
teach Mrs. Eddy's doctrine. Thc business
ability of the woman was shown In thus
organUIng and allowing no one to teach
who waa not duly prepared. These students were obliged to pay a good stiff tuition, which fact mad. them appreciate-
what they got. In turn they went Out and
taught, and all students paid, and do yet,
I believe, the tidy sum of one hundred dollars for the lessons. Salvation may lie free
but Christian Science costs money. The
genua piker to eliminated, and thus Christian Science ia a religion ot quality, Mrs.
Kddy always claimed that It wsa better to
slve her the hundred dollars thasi It was
to - give It to a doctor. Possibly she is
right-I dare not say. The fee is double
'what la coats to join the Elks.
Unkind critics have said that Christian
Aclenee* to a scheme for selling a book.
If so, It is a good one.
��� Mrs. Eddy makes no pretence of living
the rife of Jeeue. He representa one side
of truth and ahe another. She saya come
unto me all ye that labor and are heavy
laden and I will give you a book bound in
doth for threo dollars; calf, five dollars,
and levant alx dollars. Mrs. Eddy never
saya "Suffer little children to come unto
me and forbid them -Dot.!'-for how couU
ahe take the youngsters on har knee with
that satin robs and the broldered surplice.'
Mra.   Eddy  owns   and  holds   the  most
beautiful   monopoly   the   world   haa ever
seen.    She manages   the best  methodised
institution in the world, save only the Roman Catholic church and the Standard cjti
company.    How   many  million   copies or
j Science and Health have been sold no man
lean say.    What percentage of the money
I from lessons goes to Mrs.  Eddy, only an
: Armstrong committee could ascertain, and
iit  is really   nobody's business,  but  hers.
| That   Mrs.   Eddy   has   some   very  skiirul
��� business managers and advisers goes without  saying.    But   here  is  the  point: she
j selected them, and she ia-supreme.   And
jnote the greatness of the woman in keeping herself free from all details, living here
in   the country   in seeming  sylvan calm,
and  yet with her fingers on the pulse of
The shrewdness of Mrs. Eddy waa shown
In this���that she used Christianity to build
upon, not asking her "students" to discard
tbeir old faith, but merely to extend it.
Thus does she disarm the wary. Her votaries are those who have come out of
the old orthodox churches.
That the student who pays a hundred
dollars gets his money's worth, I have no
doubt. Not that he understands the lessons, or that any one can or does, but
he gets a feeling of courage and a oneness with the whole which causes health
to flow through his veins and his heart
to throb with joy. The lesson may be to
him a jumble of words, a mystical gibberish,  but he expects soon to grow to a
man's science���she knows 1 And it la good
because It la good-this to a aclenee sound
enough for anybody, only it ia not tho
aclenee of Darwin, Spencer or Haeckel.
Christian Science is scientific, but not for
the reasons that its promoters maintain.
Male Christian Scientists do not growl
and kick the cat. Women Christian Scientists do not have either the grouoh or
meddler's itch. Among them there are no
dolorosos, grumperinos, beggars, gamblers
or drunkards. -They respect all other denominations, having a serene faith that
all will yet see the light���that is to say,
adopt the doctrines of Mary Baked Eddy.
The most radical among old school doctors could not say that Mrs. Eddy's own
life is not conducted on absolutely scientific lines. She never answers the telephone, nor fusses nor .fumes. She hires
big safe people, and pays them big wages.
She pays her coachman fifty dollars a week
and her cook In proportion, and thus gets
people  who giv  her peace.
She goes to bed with the birds and
awakens with the dawn, ln summer at five
o'clock in the morning she works in her
garden or walks alone across the fields,
tbe very fields over which she strolled
and played in childhood.
Often she walks a mile to a certain big
rock where she sits to watch tho sunrise.
But very recently, on finding a party of
pilgrims there ahead of her, who had timed
her habits she changed her program and
now follows the winding river or goes
another way as inclination prompts.
At seven o'clock she is at her desk die-
point   where   the   lines are luminous,    in   tatlng aasWSfetJ ^^JS^SflS
the meantime all he knows is that where-   her ^^^^jto^Au*   She
has breakfast at nine o'clock���eats anything she likes, taking her time and Flet-
cherizlng. After breakfast she works at
her manuscripts until it is time for the
dally drive. At four o'clock she diPdes���
two meals a day belngithe invariable rule.
Occasionally she goes out and talks to
the men tn the fields and visits, the All
Baba who has charge of the *arn. She
knows her horses and cows and sheep by
name and gives requests aa to their care,
holding that the laws of mind obtain aa to
dumb animals the same as man. Dogs
she does not care for and if she had an
a Version it would be cats.
Her servants she culls "my helpers,"
Every (real Institution is hut the length-* and while the outside*public and all Inter-
shadow of B man, says Emerson. ' viewers are excluded, her helpers go to her
Science Is but the lengthened at will and tell their troubles if they have
Her spirit pre-   any or are afflicted with trouble belief.
Christian Scientists very naturally believe tn the equality of sexes. When girl
bablea are born to them they bless ,God
as he  was once lame  he  can now walk.
Even the most bigoted and prejudiced
now agree that the cures of Christian
Science ure genuine.
If a man has hreumatism or thinks he
has it, and you can convince him that he
hasn't got it, you have benefitted him, and
the question of whether he had it or not
ls not material or relevant. People who
think they have trouble have It, and it is
the same with pain. Imagination is the
only sure enough thing in the world.
Mrs. Eddy's doctrines abolish pain and
therefore abolish poverty, for poverty In
ArneHca  Is a disease  of  the  will.
shadow of u great woman,
dominates and runs threuigh every "Reader"   and   "Student."    Mrs.   Eddy's   cbiet
characteristics   are:
First: Love of beauty as manifest in
bodily  form, In  dress  and  suroundlngs.
Second: A seal for system, order and
concentrated effort on the particular business she undertakes.
Third: A dignity, courage, self-sufficiency
and self-respect that comes from a belief
In  her own divinity.
Fourth: An economy of time, money,
materials, energy and emotion that wastes
nothing, but which continually conserves
and accumulates. ��� ��� !
Fifth: A liberality, when advisable, which
1 sonly possible to those who also economise.
Sixth: Yankee shrewdness lh looking out
for number one.   Great common sense, all
just the same aa when boy babies are born.
Indeed they bless God for everything, for
to them all ia beautiful and all ls good.
There are more women  "readers"  than
men.    Women  apeak  from their  pulpits
with words of authority.   Paid preachers
they do not have; they do not believe in
priests or certain men who are*, nearer to
God than others.  All have access to Eternal truth, and thus to the ecclesiastic excluded.- To eliminate the theological middleman la well, .and. aa for the church Itself,  surely Mra. Eddy has eliminated It
also,  for she never-enters a church, or
at least not once a year, and then it Is
ln deference to folks, not God. .
She worships by the river banks; ln ths is
into the east and the darkness flees away.
She prays at her dask. aa she rides slowly
in regal state through the public streets,
at the barn with her cows, or ln the hay-
field talking to the sweating laborers.
A Church! Is it necessary? For hersell
Mrs. Eddy says, No. But for others, ahe
says, Ves, a church to good for those wno
need it.    ,
Mrs. Eddy to the most .successful author
In the world, or that the world has ever
seen. No author ever made aa much money
as she, none to more devoutly read. Shakespeare .with hia fortune of a quarter of a
million dollars fades Into comparative failure, and Arthur Brisbane with his salary
of seventy-five thousand a year , to an
office boy compared with thia regal woman
who gives a hundred thousand a year to
the people of Vermont for good roads.
Mrs. Eddy reads no newspapers, nor to
any ever carried to her house.   She to a
life member of the American Academy ot
Immortals, and her secretary told me that
she reads the Choice Stuff with pleasure.
because lt makes her tough.   1 hope the
secretary meant to be complimentary, although 1 did not care to follow, the subject further.   On the occasion of my lecture at Concord, Mrs. Eddy sent ten dol-
rlas down to the local Major  Pond   for
tickets.   The Major was jubilant; he called
me up by telephone In nervous haste to
tell me the glad tidings of great joy. Mary
Baker Eddy waa coming to hear me speak
���it was the first time she bad ever attended . a  lecture for  twenty-two years-
hurrah! or words to that effect.   But Mra.
Eddy was not there; she gave the tickets
tocher helpers.   She did not even send her
regrets,   because she never  regrets  anything;*,      ��� .
Th vftM-y boldness of Mra. Eody's claims
create! an Impetus that carries conviction.
The woman believes In .herself, and she
also believes ln the Power, of which she
is a necessary part, that works for righteousness. She repullates the supernatural,
not by denying miracles, but by holding:
that the so called miracles of the bible
that really occurred were perfectly natural
���al according to Natural Law which to
the Divine Law. And the explanation of
the Divine Law la her particular bualnes.
Thus does she win to her side those too
timid in constitution to forsake forms and
ceremonies and stand alone on the broad
ground of  Rationalism.
Unltarianlsm and Unlversallsm straddle
the fence; Mra. Eddy removes the fence
and invites ua to enter a wide grassy lawn,
beautiful, peaceful, harmonious, dotted
with flowers a whits summer house near,
a rippling stream dancing over Its rocky
bed just beyond, and all around the green
hills covered with sombre pines.
Christian Science to not a religion ot
fight, stress and atrugle, hence the placidity and amile of content. Isn't lt better to
relax and rest and alow divinity to now
through us than to alt on a sharp rail and
call the paaseraby names ln falsetto?
May Irwin's motto, "Don't Argufy," isn't
so bag as a working maxim, after all.
between a Roman Catholic and an Episcopalian. But Christian Selene* to a complete
departure from all other denominations,
and while proteasing to be Christian to
really something else, or If lt to Chriatlan,
then orthodoxy la not.
Christian Science atrlkes right at the root
of orthodoxy, since it divides the power ot
Jesus with Mary Baker Eddy, and atnrma
that Jesus waa not THE Saviour, but A
aavlour. This to the position of Thomas
Paine, and all other good radicals. Christian Science places Mrs. Eddy's work righl
alongside the bible.
Mra. Eddy boldly calls her book "A Key
to the Scriptures," and then tells us that
without this key the scriptures are closed
and locked. No denomination haa ever
put out a volume stating that the book
waa required ln order to make the bible
intelligible. No denomination has ever
put forth a person as the equal of Jesua.
Thia has only been done by the unbeUevers,
atheists and free thinkers. Christianity is
at last attacked in its own houae by Its
own household. i
It to thoroughly understood and admitted
everywhere that there are two kinds or
Christianity. One to the kind taught by
the Nasarene, and the other kind the Institutional denominations which hold millions upon millions of dollars' worth ot
property without taxation, and parades its
ritual with rich and costly millinery. The
one was lived by a Man who had not where
to toy hto head, and the other waa an
acquirement taken over from pagan Rome
and continued largely ln Its pagan form
even  unto this day.
Christian Science to neither one nor the
other, and the obvious pleasantry that it
to neither Christian nor scientific, to a
jest In earnest. Christian Science to a
modern adaptation of all that to best in
the simplicity and asceticism of Jesus; the
common sense philosophy of Benjamin
Franklin;   the  mysticism  of  Sweden bor g.
as  you belong you are  fettered,  riveted
wrist to bar, bound to the Institution.
Christian Science to not Anal. After it
haa lived Ua day, another religion will tei
low, and that to the Religion of Coaunea-
aense, the esoteric religion whioh Mra.
Eddy herself Uvea and practices. As for
her believers, she gives them the rettgtou
of a Book���two Books, the Bible and Science and Health. They want ijrm aiid
ritual and temples. She gives them thjise
things just as doctors give sweetened water to people who still demand medicine.
and as if to supply the aealoua converts.
just out of orthodoxy, their fill of ecclesiastical husks, she builds ln Boston the
finest church edifice In America���a churcn
rivaling the far famed San -Salute ot
Venice. Let them have their wtoh-Pagan-
tom ls ln their blood���they are even trying
to worship her. Let them go on and eventually they vlll evolve a point where they
can live the life of the soul, and worship,
not in temples nor on this mountain, but
ln spirit and ln truth, just as does. Mary
Baker Eddy, the most aucesstul and the
greatest woman  in  the  world today.
and  the  bold  pronunclamento   of   Robeec jibe fireflies
All Christian denominations are very
much alike. Their differences are microscopic, and recognised only by those who
are Immersed ln  them.
Martin Luther only softened tbe expression of the Roman Catholic church, he Ola
not change its essence. Benjamin Franklin declared he could not tell the difference
Ingersoll. It to a religion of affirmation
with a denial of matter attachment, lt la
the religion of this world. (
Jesus was a Man of Sorrows, but Mary
Baker Eddy la a Daughter of Joy. And as
the universal good sense of mankind holds
that the best preparation for a life to
come, if there to one, to to make the best
of this, Christian Science ls meeting with
a fast growing popular acceptance.
The decline of the old orthodoxy ls owing
to ita clinging to the fallacy that the
world's work is base, and nature a trickster looming us to our doom.
Mra. Eddy reconciles the old Idea with
the new and makes it mentally palatable.
And this to the reason that Christian
Science la going to sweep the earth and In
twenty years will have but one competitor,  the Roman Catholic church.
Orthodoxy, blind, blundering, stubborn,
senile has got to go���the undertaker to at
the door.
Indeed, the old idea of our orthodox
friends that they were preparing to die
was literally true. The undertakers name
and business address attached to the front
of many a city church to a sign too subtle
to overlook. Not only was the undertaker
a partner of the priest, but he is now foreclosing hia claim on the whole affair.
Both Orthodoxy and Christian Science are
religions of authority and will have to die.
Mankind muat be free. The person who
belongs, why, he "belongs" and aa long
A man and a strange umbrella very often go without saying.
All men are equal the day they are born
and   the  day   they are   burled.
The bachelor leads a single life but the
married  man  to   often  led.
Some men grumble because they can't
find anything to grumble about.
I havn't much confidence in a man whose
dog refuses to follow  him.
When a man atarts out to paint the village, he never uaes water colors.
Anyway, no woman can toco herself aa
tight as a man can drink himself.
Tbey sat on the  ruatlc bench  counting
"Darling." he whispered  softly, "may
print a kiss on your cherry lips?"
The beautiful girl stared at him searcb-
"Do you belong to the Printers' union if"
ahe asked quickly.
Ijots now on the market
Prices range from |65 to $135.
Terms,  one-third  down;   balance
six and twelve months.
This town Is beautifully situated, 42
miles from Orand Forks, on the banks
of the North Fork ot the Kettle River,
and la.aurrounded on all sides by the
largest and richest copper showings in
British Columbia; namely the McKinley, Gloucester, Banner, Jumbo, Maple
Leaf, M. 8., Victoria, and many others.
The townsite streets are cleared.
Wagon road ia -finished, and tne Kettle
Valley railroad is rushing construction
to thia camp. The Great Northern surveyors are in the field, and it la definitely announced that sixteen miles.of
the road will be built thia summer.
Hotel and store buildings In course of
erection and a waterworks system. ia
being Installed. From one to two
stages leave Grand Forka daily.
For full Information address
Qrand Forks, B. 0, L0WBRY8 CLAIM.
After the Trust had wrung tribute from
the public for many years, the head
wan of it became alarmed for his soul
aud asked the Church what he should
do to be saved.
-Give me money with which to convert the heathen and teach them to live
like Christians." aaid the Church.
"With all my heart," aaid the man.
perceiving lhat If the heathen were to
live like Christians, his truet would be
able to wring tribute from them also.���
One should love the truth earnestly
and with one's whole heart; and therefore, unconditionally, without reserve;
before everything, aud, In case of necessity, even to the defiance of every-
t hiug���Schopeuhauer.
A blue dtoomnd recently passed through
the New York customs bouse that was
valued   at $70,090.  my   love. "
���Who was It for, dearr*
��� The lady's name to kept a secret, my
���You wouldn't get that kind of a diamond for roe. would you dear?"
No. my love.   1  wouldn't."
And you know you wouldn't, don't
i think I do, my love/*
"Yes. you dear boy, of course, you know.
It a because I'm a brunette and blue don't
harmonise with my complexion.
The blabop of Gal way says there
wuuld be leas lunacy in Ireland If the
children were fed more on potatoes and
oaimeal and less on tea. This Is one
of the best sermons we have ever heard
a bishop accused of speaking.
The Reception Hotel
Gives   all   Us   patrona  the   purest   rood,
drink  and  cigars.
Phoenix ls so high up ln the atmosphere that some of the inhabitants, in-
| eluding the "judge," can, by standing
on  their toes tipped see St.  Peter at
the big gate pointing tbe politicians to
tbe lower entrance.
He that loves life overmuch shall die
The dog's death, utterly:
And be thst much less loves it thnn he
All wrong-doing that is done
Anywhere always underneath the sun
Sliall live a mightier life than time's or
fate's. ���Swinburne.
The reward in Canada for publishing
a paper that will make people think
Is to get shut out of the malls.
Twelve back numbers ot IXnVKRVS
CLAIM, and a copy of Float are sent
postpaid to any addre*s in this world
for ONE DOLLAR. Buy a bunch and
strengthen toe hand that ghts the world
No one ever feels helpless by tbe aide
or the self helper; whilst the self-sacrl-
flcer ls always a drag, a responsibility,
a reproach, an everlasting and unnatural
trouble with whom no really strung
-soul can live. Only those who have helped themselves know how to help others
and to respect Iheir right to help themselves.���G.  B. Shaw.
It Is a curious paradox thst precisely
In proportion to our own Intellectual
weakness will be our credulity to those
uiyat.��rtoua powers assumed by others;
*nd in those regions or darkness snd
ignorance where man cannot effect even
those things that are within the power
of man, there wa shaft ever find that a
blind belief In teats that are far beyond
tboae powers haa taken the deepest root
in the minds of the deceived and pro-;
ouced the richest harveat to the knavery of the decetver.-Colton.
A blue touch hers means that this
is a sample copy, and that your are
requested to send a dollar for a Year's
The Fernie Ledger
FERNIE.   B.   C.
to the best newspaper In the Crow'a Neat
Pass coal region.   Two dollars   a   year.
D.  V.  MOTT,  Editor.
Sharp & Irvine
Mining Brokers
Active minin gstocks bought and Bold,
Drawer  1082,   Nelaon,   B.C.
Rooms 306-6, Peyton Block, Spokane, Wash.
The Windsir Hotel
rulers to miners, mechanics and smelter-
mem, i
A.  B.  SLOAN,  Manager.
Is the leading hotel of the city. Mountain trout and game dinners a specialty.
Rooms reserved by telegraph.
HUGH NIVEN, Proprietor
S. J. Mighton
Has the largest stock of Pipes, Tobaccos,
Cigars and Smokers' Sundries in the interior of B. C.
Mail orders receive prompt attenUon.
Cranbrook, B.C.
U convenient to all depots, telegraph
offices and banks in the city. Special attention paid to tourists, commercial and
oterwlse. The cuisine is excellent, and all
guest, receive courteous attention. Touch
the  wire  when  you  want  rooms  served.
When a new religion takes possession
��J a people It never destroys the mass
of the beliefs which have taken root ln
their hearta; It fortifies them rather by
adapting itself to them. To conquer
Paganism Christianity was obliged to
transform itself; lt became Latin ln
Latin countries. -German In German
countries, Mohammedanism in Persia, in
Hindustan, ln the Island ot Java, serves
simply aa a vestment and a v��ell tor the
old Zoroastrlan, or Brahman, or Budd-
fclitic belleta-eM. Quyau,
Hoggarth * Hollini. Proprietors
Kooteoay EogiDeering Works
Nelson. B. C.
Founders, Machinists and Iron Worker!   Makers of the   Crawford   Aerial
Tram-    Castings.   Builders   Materials,
Mill and Mlolng Machinery.
P. 0. Boi 4M MANAGER.
Has a line of nerve bracera unsurpassed
in any mountain town of the great west.
A glass of aflua pura given   free   wRb
every shot of spirits menti.     ^--������-n-,
Home industry.   Catalogue free.
Seed House and Greenhouses,
3010 Westminster Road, Vancouver, B.C.
Pitfier & Leiser
Victoria, Bole Agents.
Munro's Old Highland
and Whlteley's Llquer
Whiskies are the beat
Cfias. Burt
Agent, Nelson.
���5 16
Tbe agents of the government In
���Canada are often rude in their treatment of the public. All public servants
who are discourteous should be reported as some officials get the swelled
head and lasy movement when too long
iu possession of a soft snap.
The wise men of Paris now tell us
that appendicitis Is caused by three
different kinds of worms and that the
use of thymol will cure the disease.
These worms are largely roused through
��ating vegetables grown in soil upon
which sewage has been used as a fertiliser. Another argument against
Chinese vegetables or fruits. The wise
men also say that an operation for appendicitis is never necessary except
when a cherry stone or something similar gets in the appendix, and this Is
an exceedingly rare occurrence. If the
above be true thousands have been
butchered in ignorance.
When you want a monument or headstone write to the Kootenay Marble
Works, Nelson, B. C.
"Some British Columbians have their
kidneys encased ln scale. Their joints
creak with rheumatism; their bladder
is stopped with petrified deposits; yet
their upper shelf is so dusty with mistrust of local enterprise that they have
not yet telephoned to No. 60, Nelson,
for Thorpe's Llthia."
About Float.
Float is not a periodical, It la a book
containing 86 illustrations, all told, and
ls filled with sketches and stories of
western life. It tells how a gambler
cashed in after the flush, daya of (Sandon; hoar it rained in New Denver long
after Noah was dead; bow the parson
took a drink at Bear Lake In early
'days; how justice was dealt In Kaslo
in '93; how the saloon man out prayed
the women in Kalamazoo, and graphically depicts tbe roamlngs of a western
editor amongst the tenderfeet in the
cent belt. It contains the early history of Nelson and a romance of the
Silver King mine. Tn It are printed
three western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention. Send
for one before It is too late. The price
Is 25 cents, postpaid to any part ot tbe
world.   Address all letters to
R. T. LOWERY, Nelson, B. C.
It Equal to Any Made ln the World.
Factories at
H    Victoria NELSON       Vancouver
The Kaslo Hotel !'��� '^.VT
In the city. COCKLE & PAPWORTH.
Tremont House S^S & %$��
lean and Kuropean plan. Nothing yellow
about the house except the gold In the
Newmarket Hotel ft, th���e.i tSSt
tots  and   millionaires, visiting   New   Denver, B.  C.     ,.  * HENRY STttUE.
St. Elmo feSL ���!'"<?"* Bow "
JAS.   DAWSON,   Brop.
Civil   Engineer   and   Provincial   l*and
Still retains ita aupremacy as the best
hotel ln the Kootenays.
Excellent hunting In season. Good trout
dishing lu th eElk river and neighboring
Addresn  all  communications   to
Thomas Crahan, Manager
MICHEL,   B.   C.
Starkey & Oo.
Wholesale Dealers In Produce nnd
Shops In all  leading towns.    Contracts
solicited  to supply   armies and  railroads.
Calgary; Alberta.
In  10 nnd  20 nc*re��  Block!
ON  KOOTENAY   la km
For sale on easy terms.
The Strathcona
Is situated on a slight eminence, just a block from tue busy
scenes on Baker Street, and Is within easy touch of everything in the city.   From its balconies can be seen nearly
all the grand scenery that surrounds the beautiful
city of Nelson.   Few hotels In the great west
equal the Strathcona, and tourists from
every land will find within its portals
all the essentials that create pleasant memories within the
- " mind of those who
B. TOM KINS, Manager,


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