Atchison Globe, December 27, 1877

Atchison Globe

December 27, 1877

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Atchison Globe (Newspaper) - December 27, 1877, Atchison, Kansas THE GLOBE.A Daily Evening Poster Devoted to Gab and Gossip, and Paid Locals. PRUE. TWO CENTS.ATCHISON. KS.. DECEMBER 27. 1877. VOE I NO. 7. “My Grandfather’s Clock.” AICH AS* TERRY’S. AII Sl(' STOKE. AN INFIDEL. He Admires the "Globe’s” Consistency, but Freely Confesses that He Does Not Admire Its Religion. To the Editor of tin* UIoIh*: I was much impressed with the Crank. open candor of a certain editorial in your issue of Saturday, wherein you handle those half-way Oms4inns without gloves, as it wen*. I am of your mind exactly in this: that we should either accept all the Bible as the inspired word ot God, or reject it all. We should take it just as it K with all M inconsistencies, or reject it. If you ti* God's won I for it that there is a heaven, you should he consistent enough to tak His word for it that there is a hell And herein I believe I ain consister.r, for I do not believe in heaven or hod. I will not <ro so far as to say that there is no God, for I do not know whether there is or not. There may he a Mi. picnic Ruler of the universe, but poor mind cannot conceive of such •» mighty dignitary. Ani I to blame to this skepticism? I think not. My reason convinces me that, with the exception of the present Deity, which has been set up by man and worshiped by him, tiler** is no (rod. But granted that there is a God. I contend that we cannot take that incongruous mass of 4-perstitious legends, the Bible, as lib law. I hold that it b no mot- i work of divine inspiration than is tin* K«mm or the Mormon bible. To my mind the Bible is bdl of absurdities. Perhaps it is because I c through a glass darkly." Perhaps it I could ‘’experience a change of boti»•(" I could reconcile all the apparent contradictions of that book. But with Po light that is given me I cannot view ii as charitably as does the Christian. The Bibb* says that God is a just God. Now, let ii' see. We are told that Christ came into the world to suffer and to die for our sins. It was part of the divine law that la* should die on th** cross. It was essential that he should be put to death, so the .Jews crucified him. But was a just God grateful to them for carrying out his plan? Not he. For he set his curse upon t hem and made them wanderers in the land, although they had hitherto been his most loyal subjects, even killing Christ for his sake. But we an* fold that “God's ways arc not our ways." Let us be grateful for this. If it is God's way to persecute a people whose only fault was loyalty to their God and king, then we should lie grateful that our ways are not his. hut peculiarly our own. The most loyal and patriotic subjects of a nation are tin* most cherished by a just sover-eign. i Weare told that Christ prayed. Now, why did he pray ? He pretended to he the Savior of the world, lh* needed no help from (rod. for God had given him the power to resist temptation. He had never sinned, therefore he was not compelled to ask pardon. Why did he pray? Not for the sinner, for he had come to save the sinner, and no sinner could be saved iii his sins. Unless the sinner believed in him he could not Im* saved. All, but. says the Christian, he was interceding for the sinner. But what was the use of interceding for the sinner, when the sinner would not believe iii ( brist ? The inexorable law had gone forth that the sinner could not he saved in his unbelief, therefore it was absurd to intercede for him. Was the prayer of Clirbf. made while he was on the cross, “Father forgive them, they know not what they do," gi anted? We have no evidence that it was. I I could till whole coin inns of your paper with similar biblical inconsistencies, hut I forbear. I know you will he severely denounced for publishing w hat I have written—if you dan* to publish it at all. Religion is a subject that cannot Im* discussed on both sides. Von can openly express y; ur contempt for politics, hut you d..n** ot, at flu* risk of being socially ostia- i cd. openly avow I your contempt to ‘-ugton. Then* arc i hundreds of men : > ,*i- town that think just as I do. hut th* \ dare not avow their sentiments to tho world. They will r .iii this letter and enjov it, but they would not dare sign their names toil.; It would hurt their business. It is only j Fie rich man that nm afford to speak I his mind about religion. But the world is becoming more lih-*l ( lid every day. Time will come when I rn; ii will Im* free to speak and w rite his j own thoughts on all subjects that in-, terest him. Tin* great metropolitan * alar papers are helping along this ;; nd era as fist as possible by boldly i deriding religion. I hope the Globe w ill follow their example and help to ! hasten the good time which has been so long on the way. But ot course its cd-j ' hors aly too orthodox to listen to such j | ! j ii proposition, milch less accept it. Be-j sides, if wouldn't />ni/ / i Iii conclusion I would sav that I know i I nothing about science. I reason from a | i commonsense standpoint. Yours Respectfully. Ax In I) IDEL. IBY ELECTRICITY! FOURTH EDITION. Discovery of the North Pole In Sloan s Lake.Grant Declared Dictator of France. Tho Devil is Dead! Osman Pasha Positively Declares that His Disease is not Jim-Jams. Grasshoppers Hatching in Ne braska, as Usual. Constantinople, after a Desperate Struggle, Surrenders to the Turks. Terrible Slaughter—of Hogs in Chicago. Another Land-Grab by the Missouri River. An Egyptian Mummy Winks at a Man. —The .Murphy movement is still progressing lindy at Hannibal. Mo., and up to Iiiis time about 4.500 have signed ! '! • pledge aud donned the blue ribbon. ; . ive hundred of these signers are col-, orcd people, and many are hourly comme; into the fold. hr. Con wav, a Mur-! * phy convert and ail eloquent speaker, has tin* movement in charge, and is ably I seconded in his work by the pastors of {bt* city churches. Societies of the Na-; tional < hristian Temperance Union have been instituted, and it is proposed to keep up th** organization. Dr. Conway goes from here to Louisiana, Mo., and will open the Murphy crusade at that place next Monday. A party of negroes went to the house of a negro named Dri/on, living near Kiddville. Ky.. on Christmas, and attempted to obtain admittance. Upon his refusal to admit the mob, they announced their intention to kill him, broke down his door and tired at him, hut without effect. The cries of Drizon and the noise of the firearms, brought three white men who lived near to his rosette. They drove the negroes away and wounded one of the black ku-klux i in the arms. Attacks of this kind on each other are becoming quite frequent among negroes iii this locality. —On Christmas, about 2 o'clock, a well-known gambler of Kansas City, named Eads, made an attack upon J. E. Sales, a prominent merchant of that: place, and cut him severely with a knife. Eads is the man who made the brutal attack upon (diaries Whitehead, of the Timex, some years ago. He is a desperate fellow, and will tackle, the wrong man one of these day s. —It is asserted by the President*' friend' that there i- no prospect or intention of any. ( abide? changes. Other Mighty Interesting Miscellany. Etc., Etc., Etc. —Deacon Richard Smith, of the Cincinnati Gazette, seems to Im* liguring himself out a very much abused individual in that postoffice transaction. —The new Senator from California, Mr. James T. Farley, is a Democrat. and has had some experience in Stab* legislation, lie is described as a man of moderate ability, not likely to cut an extensive figure in the Senate. —Mrs. M. NL Ridgeway, eldest bister of Tom (’. Gaddis, of the Crawford House, Cincinnati, was severely burned at Ripley, O., on Christmas morning. She was personating Santa < laus in the rooms of Miss Belle Hughes, and w hile fastening some little article to a Christmas tree her costume, which wa* a very inflammable one, took tire, burning her about the face and breast. —'I'he reports of the correspondents of the Department of Agriculture, received and now' in course of preparation for immediate publication, 'how the enormous aggregate yield of 1160.-000,000 bushels of w I leat for 1877, which i' 50.000,000 bushels more than ever before produced. The same official authority shows that tin* corn product was 1.300.000,000 bushels, w ith correspondingly large yields of oats and potatoes. The report show’s that there never was greater abundance iii the land. Out of the w heat product it is estimated,; deducting for home consumption in food and seed, that upwards of 110.000.000 bushels of w in at can Im* 'pared for export. What Was He ? Ile rn'lied into the dining-room af a good swinging gate, flopped down into a chair at olio of tin* tables, yanked ii local papct out ot iii' pocket, and in reply to the waiter said : “Fetch na* anything, and be d—*1 quick about it !" Then he buried himself in the new spaper. That i' to sly, bt* read greedily and. judging from tin* exultant 'miles w reathing hi' fair, ela."ical countenance, with tin* most inteii'C appreciation. Ever and almon, as some particularly funny item cann* under hi' eagle eye. a smothered laugh escaped him. and then, his attention wandering to some peculiarly affecting item. such ;i' an obituary notice, a tear bedimmed Ids dear blue eye. At last, with a contented sigil, In* finished the fourth page of the paper, carefully folded it and put it in his pocket, and commenced cating Iii- supper in a dignified, meditative mood. He had not gone further than tin* second mouthful of ham, when In* started violently, shoved his hand' through his blonde hair, and dived furiously into a side pocket, lh* jerked out another newspaper (a small concern), and. after glancing at it in a contemptuous. supercilious manner, commenced muling it. His exclamations were numerous and bitter. “Stuff!" “Balderdash !" “The Ribald Sheet!" “Ile thinks lie’s darned smart !" “I don't sec what people (iud in tlii' mongrel thing to laugh at !" etc., were expressions frequently hissed from between Dis close-set teeth. Presently a couple of friends entered, and In* hastily [inf the paper away and pulled out the one that had at first monopolized his attention. “Ah, gentlemen, good , evening. Seen the evening paper? No ! I lien* it is, right from the pres.'. .Just read that account of a brutal wife-heating. Most harrowing affair, I assure you. I was present when the first blow- was struck. You will find the paper particularly interesting this evening. There arc some* original jokes on the fourth page that may help to amuse von and drive the blue devil' lienee. You will observe that tin* imper 'till treats its 'curriiotis evening contemporary with silent aud lofty contempt. Never mind returning it. I am through with it.*’ Ile then got up and rushed frantically out of the room, remarking a-he jammed Ids hat over his head and took a Hying leap into the street, that he wa? literally rushed to death with work. Who wa.' he, do you ask? Why, he was a local editor, aud the paper that received such favor iii his eyes was his ow n, while the other w as an opposition concern. POT LTUY—Chickens and Birkies dressed daily at John P.khkins*. lf you dream that you are a dead hog about to he sold to the soap factory for grease, it is a sign that a dark man in an ulster overcoat will shortly call on you and want to buy you out. rile “Model Piano*’ sold by Terry tor .8185 should be examined by every musician in the county. In tone and finish its is equal to a thousand dollar < bickering. I lf you dc'ire to insure, call on L. A. i Alder, •on, 510 < oui mere UU street, lie represents six solid companies, which have an aggregate capital of$40,000,000. All losses satisfactorily adjusted. A. Welte, the popular stove man, cames the largest Hue of goods iii the city, which he sells at -quart*, hottest prices, it will pay you to bunt birn up. ;