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Digital page images are linked to the text file. t y tfTj Cf ir- 1ri IJ to l C i jf r BLUE CKRASS BLAD-EijDO t ri UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOUCONFUCIUS Inrkor AT 2Dr pO IS MY COUNTRY TO DO GOOD MY RELIGION TOM PAINE 23 W MultIAN HONEST GOD IS THE NOBLEST WORK OF MANINGERSOLL PEDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOODMORALSPUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE- r VOL XI NO 4 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY MARCH 16 E M 302 X100 A YEAR f TERMS OF THE BLADE year1110pa r TKBMSrsll00 per your in advance five oont foreign anb eoriptlon MAKE ALL drafts and Express orders payable to the BLUE GRAas BLADE Lexington Ky DO NOT order paper dlsoonUaned without paying arrears ITHAT on printed address tab U the time of expiration of your lab your address advlso his office giving old M well M stew dress youraabeorlpuoaesytber briber Otndn of publication Rut Third Stroot- KNTBRKnat he Post offloe at Lerlng ton Ky aa Seoond Class Mall lL Address all communications to BLUEGRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky j rjPabllShOd WEEKLY at 100 a year if Club Rates and Sample Copies The BiADPwlll be sent for cents a year eaohxwr any order for FIVE or more Implo copioc will be cent tree AGENTS FOR THE BLADE uAnybody can be an Agent for the Blade by tending two cents each for 1ten papers or more ADVERTISING IN THE BLADE 4 l I Rowells Newspaper Directory says g f 4 + f + + + + + Fi + fffc + + 5369 ft f Average WeeeklyClrculatlon + for BLUE f GRASS BLADE + i j f Lexington Ky f+ The leading weekly In the + V i State Published In the heart + I 4 of the Blue Grass Region Cir + + culatea In every State In the f+ Union and In some foreign + 3 + countries f- i Reaches a liberal class of + t buyers Advertising rates and + f samplo copies on application + 4 f+ + t + 4ff + + + f f f 4 My terms are 1000 an Inch a year J paid In advance regardless of the jrnUJDbcr of Inches and for nothing less year CHAHLES 0 MOORE J THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED 1 ALCOHOL F believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make V It those who sell It and those who drink It believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do II to think of the wrecks upon either bank of this stream ofdeathol the suicides of Insanity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tugging- at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man prejudiced against the damned stuff Mlled alcohol aOIIU a INIIMOEEi lifi L 50000 To Make That First Payment on a Linotype Would t Believe In Three Years Oct 100000 Read ersffor the Blade And Make It the Greatest Power for Good Now In Existence The Blade of March E M was In my Judgment the host issue of any Infidel paper ever printed have said this several times before of previous sues of the Blade and have told the truth all the time because the Blade Is the best newspaper in the wholo world getting still better all the time Barring a few little errors in typo graphy the last Blade Is my ideal of an Infidel newspaper If it had had about twice as much In it as It would have had if I had had atinotypo raking the Items in their order I do not need to be told after writing for newspapers for forty years that my story of Rev George Barnes is told in at least fair reportorial style and this Is true of everything I said My peotry lu Kentucky which I wrote for the Lexington Leader and was by mistake not Credited to that pa per has gone the rounds here Of course am not a poetgot too much boss sense have to be a little crack brained to bo a poet But I have told you that to write peotry you must either know how to scatty scientifically or you must have what is known asuan ear for music even to do the mechanical part of peotry which though a secondary feature in poetry la simply lndlapensa hJeTle story pfilie two poema by trttrr8I1 tJr 7mn Rt Yf Isa novelette He used obe8 preacher was then a teacher then an editor and is now a shoemaker working on the bench So wore Tolstoi and Roger Sherman Both of his poems are beauties but Unmuzzled Oxen is in every sense essential to poetry just as fine as anything Burns ever wrote Wilsons handling of Rabbi David Phllipson is the most masterful thing he has ever written Not only the force and style of the argument but the spirit inwlilch it is donetaken from Cincinnati CommercialTribune simply faultless and articles of that kind have easily placedhlm at the head of the del writers of the world excepting Kidder of course as a specialist Wilson in his first piece makes Phil ipson take water a thing that sky bus ters rarely do they lake something stronger Ton Wilson simply turns Ihllipson over ills knee and spanks him and Phlllpson goes way back and sits down and cries and dont want any more of it in hisen If Philipson had been a Campbolllte or Baptist or Presbyterian or any of these other upstart newfangled re ligions It would not bo surprising that DooUHed him that way but In a splendid city like Cincinnati where the Jews are the biggest and richest people in the whole town they l e not going to put up any spring chicken to do their crowing and you better bet Phllipson knows his business and he is a man of enough sonar to know when he lies got enough and thats more than the average skybuiter knows That column from Dr Bowles shows him to be the best president Wilson not excopted that any lulldol organization over had lie can make our hand like Kentuckians used to shoot rifles a dozen speeches a day all just as good as are three people connected with this paper who might bo President of the United States In If this little paper wero backed with a thousand or two dollars and I can astonish the tives If the friends of this paper will simply put Into my hands to make the first payment of 1603 on a linotype machine and do It Inside of a month from now have financially In the conduct of this little paper had my nose to the grludatouo one of these omory stones 4000 revolutions to the minute over since started it in 18J excepting the time have been In the penitentiary and Jailsthe only times I have ever felt independent and no man has over seen a tythe of my resources if I had the money to develop them There is every condition In the world to make this little paper the most Influ ential publication In the world except cash in hand to make the first pay ment on that linotype andon the other hand the whole capoodle may go lieu wards In a hand gallop or like shot off a shingle if dont get that But give me that to get that machine and believe I see straight before me 100000 readers of the Blue Grass Blade In three years from novTwliether live i i 1 tre t or go tip among the angels before the three years are up The three people some one of whom I say might bo made president of the United States by this paper are Mrs Henry Dr Wilson and Dr Bowles The greatest rulers who over lived have all been women They were Zeno bin Homlramls Elizabeth and Victoria A woman fs eligible to the presidency of this government The article of Dr Wetmore is splendid Ho is the brand of a man that In gorsoll houored with his personal friendship anti in his own beautiful home with his loved and appreciative wife as I have had the pleasure of soe ing thorn ho is if possible even more attractive than ho is as ho appoars In the Blade Ho Is the man who comes nearer than any man I know to reflect ing the gentleness of Ingersoll Kale Austin Is a grand woman and anarchist that she Is or claims to be all that the N LP asks of her Is that she shall not try to shoot her arguments Into any body like Ozolgosz did brft just stick to hard pan reason and argu ment and will stand by her if the devil is to pay and we want her and want her bad as a contributor to this I have no sympathy with this bushwhacking anarchy is Is true that this snobbery and flunkoylsm that are being lavished upon this Dutch sprout of royalty that Is now doing this country simply upon the ground that he is the brother of the damndest mur derer living is whatls not only making anarchists but Is making that brand of the article that shoot the stuffing out of just such chaps as he is If a great genius like the Infidel anarchist Tolstoi comes here I want to put the big pot In the little one to welcome him but I dont want any toady to any im perialism Dutch or Yankee in mine Let up on that word Anarchy Katie darling and call It Revolu lion with a big Rand I am with you for the first set Then theresEd W ritfWmtiavUIttfl gran f1el1ow who can always be count ed on to do the right thing at the right time and be the right man In the right place and Bro Chamberlain being with us reminds us that therels only one of the great American thinkers who Is not with usthough not against us whd ought injustice to himself and to us to be with us and that is Dr E BFoote of New York City The absence of that namefather and sonfrom the col umns of this paper where they us d to be and where they fought side by side with Chamberlain for me in the penitentiary matter is the only aching void in the career of this little paper Look at that string of Condensed Letters There Is not another Infidel paper In the world that can duplicate that and we had a whole lot more that we could not print for thewant of room Such as those came to me from all over the United States and Territories and Mexico and Canada and Australia and lots of diem write for new copies of some certain issue of the Blade saying theirs have been read until they are worn out by passing them around Will any body or bodies give me that 5001 God only knows and he wont tell Asks Help for the Poor In Arkansas John D Farris Esq of Tlmbo Ar kansas one of our Infidel brethren Is one of committee to raise funds for the poor in Arkansas who nrti suffering iron the effects of last summers drought and last winters severity In that State and ho asks me to appeal for him through the Blade Olliclal letters and newspaper ex tracts show that there is no doubt of his genuineness This Is a good chance for our rich Infidels to spend the money that they save from pew rent and the missionary box SPRING POETRY COMING IN With the return of Spring and blue birds antI jowl and greens there Is al ways an Increased Influx of poetry Some Is good and I print it some Is bad and It goes into tho wasto barrel If you want to know how to write poetry read all obituaries that you and In poetry In the continua newspa pers and guard against writing anything like them 3000 St touts to Los Angeles San Diego San Francisco Cal and Intermediate points during March and April the Missouri Kansas S Texas Rallvay Katy Flyer Route will sell tickets at above rate Personally conducted ex everyTllesdayWaco San Antonio and El Paso Texas For further particulars call on dress H F Bowsher P A135 nut street Cincinnati 0 Ii IIIr H HAUSER Of Wilmington He Is an Infidel Who Is Being ImprisonedI For His Religious Opinions have a long letter and many newsI paper extracts and somo official docu ments from II Hammer Jeweler and watchmaker North Front street Wilmington N Ho has been sen tenced to the penitentiary for ten years charged with having burned his own jewelry store which v8 Insured IllII says he Is an Infidel and says he Is tug persecuted on this account and that his house was burned by Christian eneI mM so as to make It appear that he had done It Of course I cannot tell our write this asking friends of the Blade to send mo information so that null know how to act about his case If his statement Is true of course we must try to help him He sends me official papers showing that he was a member of the National Detective Bit reaji his license having been Issued to hUrt April by Harry ster of Indianapolis Ind and Is No Yule He sends me satisfactory evidence of his being a highly skilled clock maker and ho tells me that he conducted his jewelry trade simply to assist him In 19 business as u detective and an official letter praises his faithfulness as a detective That there has been an effort to array religious prejudice against him because of his Infidelity real pr suspectedIs evident from news pap r reports that he sends me In one of tnese reports occurs the following Hauser was rigidly cross ami dasto his religion denied being rLST7fuYEilItiyntneTpaiiei spellfed Paines name that way Editor Moore Voltaire Ingersoll and other works accepting only that which was good In them He believed IiTthe Bible in God and In Christ course no attorney had any right to ask any such questions ay that In defiance of the constitution of the United States of course such questions were only Intended to prejudice the Jury and the judge that allowed such questions to bo asked richly deserves to be sent to the penitentiary for a good long term for having committed a crime against this government scarcely if at all less than Czolgoszs assassins tion of McKinley and there Is no shad ow of doubt whatever may be true of Hauser that he has been foully dealt with by an Infamous and villlanous Christian court Of course If irauser really believes what he Is represented In that Christian paper as saying he believes he Is a Christian and It Is only an Instance of a gang ot unscrupulous Christians secuting one of their own members s common for them to do and it would not be any special business of ours to try to defend him Or If Hauser Is an ntldel and burned his house with any criminal purpose it Is none of our busl ness to try to defend him hut the chances are that Hauser landing that he was In the hands ot an unscrupulous Chrljtlan gang that were persecuting him for his Infidelity lied to them to save himself from the penitentiary Of courts It would have been more noble In hIm to have said he was an Infldel and have suffered for It as so many good and honest men have done In the iamb of their Christian persecutors but If lying under the circumstances is the only fault that Hauser has committed It l3our duty never to let up In our efforts to save him TliHt Christian witnesses will lie Christian attorneys and Christian judges and Christian juries will send an hmo cent man to the penitentiary simply be cause he Is an Infidel cetrtaluly do know from personal experience and this man Hauser a poor foreigner here who can barely speak our language would be still more liable to such un outrage than I was know from personal experience with those fool Christians IIOWl1lii North Carolina that they are dangerous bail people among whom no Intelligent and honest Infidel is safe Twenty years ago was down in that country and In a fine business house expressed my Infldel opinions not so radical then as now to two prominent citizens They said to me In an Insinuating tone that I might safely talk that way to them but that It should go out ou this street and utter such opinions as rte those some man would probably hurt meThere are of course Infidels among them who are good people and some cases of Christians who are good peo ple but before a court there now suppose It Is just as It was in Kentucky when began my career In the State and as It was In the United States Court that tried me In Cincinnati where the judge sat and let his attorney examine a Jury to see that they were all Chris Hans before they could serve In the trial of myself We want to find out tho straight of this case and even If ho Is an Infidel has burned his own house for tho Insurance then we may just abandon him to the Christians to persecute even though they do It unlawfully as they certainly have done according to thin re port of Christian newspapers but If that man is Innocent and these Chris tians are simply persecuting him be cause he Is an Infidel as personally know Christians will do then repeat that we must take his case to the preme Court of the United States necessary to save him No true Christian can be trusted with the liberties and rights of any true fidel Make It your business Infidel brethren In the South to find out about Hausers case and send me the information to printI the only Infidel among the 2300 convicts In the Columbus penitentiary and am very slow to believe that any true Infidel will commit a crime NEW RELIGION IN KENTUCKY The CourierJournal of Feb gives a long and very respectful account of a new religion In Kentucky The Bla3e wishes it success the more the mer rier It starts at Dlrie tat ouil Mrs Jennie Sigler of whom the I says she Is a woman of high standu and is a member of one of most highly respected families in Henderson Sigler Is a prophetess of some what the order of Bro Dowie She says Jesus Christ Is soon to come back to the earth and will come to Dixie There was some Interest to get Prince Henry to come to Lexington and Louisville but neither of these cities has as yet taken any steps toward having the tinguished founder of the Christian ligion to visit them when he comes to Sigler by the aid of the Bible and the arithmetic has figured out that there are even 114000 people who are going to be saved She does not say how many of them are from Kentucky and have received no notice that am among the number ot the redeemed am doubtful about my chances as she does not seem to warm up to Prohibi lion She says whisky drinking is the least ot the forms of intemperance- She agrees with Bro Wyscarver In saying that we ought not to eat any meat anti she wants to keep Saturday as a Sabbath She says that getting mar ried and dying are two things nobody ought to do In the first of these she will find a sympathizer In old Bro Har mon of Lucifer As to dying many of her Christian brethren suicides in Kentucky are using their influence against her Sometimes think dying Is a good thing and think the suicides have more good sense than any of us Then again think dying is the last thing any nun ought to do On the whole am farSister Slgler or for anybody or anything that booms are the queerest In Kentucky Millenium the nearest In Kentucky Every brand of pious fakir From Anarchist to Quaker Adventist Mormon Shaker In Kentucky A NOTE Or THANKS To Capt W Loyd New Rochelle New York Dear SirI received from you today a unique souvenir namelya paper weight made iron a hickory tree that grew out of the grave of the immortal Thomas Paine Through this medium wish to express to you my warmest thanks and appreciation shall ever prize this memento and keep It on my desk This souvenir will nerve my heart to Increase my feeble efforts to try and inspire my fellows with a love for truth and liberty and to help to send ringing around the earth the grandest religion ever offered to the human race the religion ot Thomas Paine The world Is my coun try to do good is my religion Again thanking you remain respectfully your grateful friend JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky Mlrcli3r 302 WILL HELP J INFIDELITY I have received an Issue of The American Weekly a paper devoted to the propagation of the religion of Alex ander Dowie It prints a letter from Percy Cllbborn soninlaw of General Booth of the Salvation Army In which Cllbborn says that he and his wife have decided to join Dowies church and the Kentucky papers have tGeorgeics church Dowie has put my name on his church roll and regularly sends me duns to pay what he has assessed me Under the laws ot the United States Dowie has just as much right to teach his rellg Ion as any other man has to teach any other religion and as all religions are simply schemes of knaves to make i money out ot fools there Is no more t reason why Dowie should be molested In his scheme by sending him to theipenitentiary for getting money under false than there Is for jrprllMglance that the success of Dowie Isudiscouraging but really I do not think It Is but I believe on the other hand that It assists Infidelity Dowie Is a thoroughly orthodox Chris tian but a more unmitigated scoundrel does not live and yet right here In the amantoe dceiiUiugidIV j4i llegjbJri u dortliepupfd oG obery under the guise of religion astthe average convict will not do has to day a following obtained In about fivetyears that Is as large as the religion got In the first 350 years of its i existence while Dowie has in that time made 1000000 and Is next to me Pope the richest preacher In the world Of course to the Ignorant and unscrupu lous masses who make up the rank and file of all religions this Is reason torfthem to follow Dowie while to the morefintelligent classes It plainly shows that i the ultimate success of the Christian religion Is by no means any evidence 4 that It Is true and the prevalence of t Christianity though It has gone over only onethird of the earth In 2000 years and though only onethird of the people of the United States are municants In any church and the largeJmajority of these are women and chil dren and Ignorant people Is neverthe less the greatest argument for Chris tianity that is made by Its apologists A SUNDAY SCHOOL STORYVOnce upon a time an infidel gentle man and his Infidel wife came a dlsltance to my house in the country totwarn me that a Christian who longed to a prominent family had vowed to kill me and for some time my wife hung a thick blanket over the window every night fearing he might t assassinate me In the dark Some years since his wife eloped with another muttihad not seen the man who It was said was liable to kill me for a bet of years Lately met him was poorly dressed and looked HeIWe bowed to each other kindly would now do anything that could to help him have gone through u great deal of mental suffering myself and am sor ry for any man or woman or animal t that suffers could even forgive Rucker If he would ask me CRIMES OF CHRISTIANS For the want of money to print all want to print In the Blade have late ly failed to print various Instances ot t the conviction ot preachers and afew instances of the conviction of priests f for various crimes and of persons who t have been hung who to their spiritual advisors declared their faith In Chris tianity have found no instances lu which Infidels han been convicted of crimes but it Is true that there Is almost if nut quite as much bigotry among loll dels as among Christians and more stinginess among Infidels than among Christians J L r IL u BLUE Guess BLADE THE CORONATION BY JOSEPHINE HENRY The American press Is giving space to coming coronation of Edward VII of a vast nniount of gush In regard to the England There even talk of equip ping a costly fleet at the expense of the people of the United States to hear nn embassy to the coronation thus stamp ing the people of the socalled American Republic as flunkeys and caterers to royalty anti Its hangers on As Edward VII took the oath of ofllce that made him head of the church and King of the British Isles and Emperor of India he fore the body of his royal mother was cold and has held all these positions for a year why should the English people he called on to furnish millions of pounds to place a crown upon the head of a degenerate who happened to be the son of his mother Of course that Is their business The masses of the En glish people are republicans at heart but the eccleslasts landed proprietors inancial kings and politicians from these classes hold them In bondage The coming coronation Is a relic of feudalism used by the rujlng classes to awe the masses with the power of alty and wealth to perpetuate the trIne of the divine right of kings and to keep the Iron hand of monarchy on the throat of the laboring classes until they pay Into the royal exchequer tax 1monry sufficient to defray all the ex penses of this shameful extravagance ostentation and vulgar display And what part have the people of England In this coronation farce They will suspend their avocations throng the streets look on In awe and admiration r and put up the coin to foot the bills The streets of London on coronation day will present a spectacle of regal magnificence but what of the actual conditions of the people within the walls of the houses that line the streets In the last Issue of the temporary Review Is an article on the ISoclnl Abyss revlewng Rountrees re cent work on Poverty A Study of En glish Town Life To read of the ual conditions of the people in L- onIdon today sends a thrill of horror through the reader and this horror is Intensified Into lasting heart agony when one realizes that there Is no rem ifIdy under the present regime for these ftlg tppalllng conditions t Rountrees facts nnd figures show that nefourth of Englands population Is soet 1 grinding that the masses are reduced to a state which the savage would reject with scorn These conditions r not only In the cities of Engla in tine rural districts to say nothing of Ireland and India which are held In the grasp of this avaricious monarchy the lifeblood of whose people Is coined Into jeweled crowns and coronation robes The coronation pageant will doubtless he the most gorgeous and expensive In the history of the world yet all this going on while every monarchy and despotism on earth today rests on bon of republicanism that will In time and no long time either wreck them and sound their knell There Is a chamber of horrors In every monarchy and England has her charnel bouse which Is slowly but sure ly coming to light England has on her hands today a social problem fraught with greater danger than the Boer war or any other International complication An Inhuman poverty condemning one fourth of the population of a country to physical and moral degeneracy Is a cer that cannot be cured by jeweled crowns royal robes dazzling pageants and coronations England today presents the travesty to the world of a nation Inflicting suf fering and barbarous destitution on a large per cent of Its subjects yet trying to Justify herself in conquering a weaker nation by force of arms to force up on It her socalled superior civilization Millions of pounds have been extorted from the toiling masses of the English people for the Queens Jubilee and fu neral and now conies the coronation that will cost enough money to relieve for a time at least onefourth of Eng lands population who are condemned to conditions of squalor and deprivation that are heartrending These conditions of Englands social Inferno are given to the world by such English writers as Mr Stead Charles Booth and U Rountree and their timony makes one turn aghast with amidst all this the unspeakable tragedies of the Boer war and the men aces to tho English monarchy from all sides the British press exploits day by day the regal magnlficance of the com ing coronation and the cut of the clothes of the froth of English society when they kiss the hand of their newly crowned ruler A starving family In Londons social cellar or a dead Eng lishman In South Africa Is of small Im port compared with the tawdry tinsel required on the coronation robes The coronation crime soon to be en acted In London is fraught with dangers of which the English pelo little Edward the obese degenerate voluptuary In his coronation toggery will bo proclaimed head of the church and state If the ecclesiastical and civil body of the English nation are on a par with Its head surely the masses of the people who are ruled and plundered by taxation are to lie Edwards services to the church will be commensurate with his fitness and ability The truth Is the English Church Is disintegrating so fast that In the near future but a siiftll faction will remain and they will find consolation and sal vation In Roman Catholicism and the Pope will relieve his royal highness of church surveillance The American Episcopal Chinch Is swarming with snobs who are aping these English parasites They too are swinging around to Roman Cath olicism by star chamber and dark tern methods and the result will be that Rationalism will capture the brain and brawn of this church and It will go out of existence not leaving even a shadow of Apostolic succes sion This class of renegade religion ists perfumed with holy water will swarm at the coronation The loaves and fishes are of vastly more Importance to church dignitaries than souls anti salvation If England wants a coronation that Is her business But what has the United States to do with this royal tomfoolery- It is only a little more than a hun Bred years ago that almost all the men In the United States able to bear arms risked or laid down their lives to expel monarchy from our shores and establish a republic Americans In that day taught the royal Idiot George III who was the great grandfather of this Edward the VII such a lesson that the whole world has been profiting by It ever the United States Government Is not a protest against monarchy what Is It Yet we propose to send a col lection of freaks who are now oiling up the hinges In their knees to kneel bow and scrape before the high muchamuck on an English throne Think of the spectacle of Whitelaw Reid and Grower Cleveland In knee panties dancing attendance around the English throne Shades of Jeffer son Paine Franklin Old Hickory and the men who died that we might be forever rid of such rot and nonsense When France inaugurates a president we do not send anembassy to congratulate the people of the French public yet but for the aid of Frt nco we could not have thrown oft s yore ea tit re t nlsm would have been stayed a half century or more Great Britain hates republicanism so that she refused to recognize the Paris Exposition of 1889 because It was Intended to commemorate the be- ginnIng of the French Revolution which vith all Its horrors and crimes was the grandest most beneficent and profitable event In humanitys politi cal history Since that event priests and kings have been more modest In their demands and they have ever since retreated before the majesty of human rights and they will continue to retreat until there will be no place for them on the face of the earth Compare the pompous presumptu ous heir to the British throne with a jeweled crown on his head with the man with the hoe in his hand the Industrious moral hardy son of the soilThe fart at once presents Itself that the man with the crown Is a par asite that the world would be well rid of while the man with the hoe will Inspire hope an t decide the destiny of the human race We predict that Jhe man with the hoe will be consulted before the coronation of Edward VIIs successor and the claimant for the crown will awake to the fact that crowns std coronations have gone out of fashionr The more I think of the proposition to send an American embassy to the coronation of an English monarch the more undemocratic outrageous and pernicious It appears The pee pie of the United States scorn the Idea It is only the snobs Anglo ma niacs and money barons who fawn upon the English nobility who desire o show themselves by joining in Ed wards anachronistic medieval curcus Edward will smile in theIsleeve of his royal robe as the quious American kisses the hand king that Is red with the blood of an unoffending people fighting for their are thousands of worthy citizens of the United States who came here because they hated monarchy and when this Republic needs soldiers they risk their lives to defend prln ciples their native countries trampled under foot yet when a European monarch Is to be crowned It is pro pos ed to insult our Americanized for- eIgners by sending an embassy of toadies to emphasize the claim of the divine right of kings to rule The monstrous proposition Is made too that the American people pay for this expedition which will make this Republic the laU nlnl stock of despot i Ic Europe Every titan In Congress who would vote money out of thin pockets of the American people Jill such n purpose should bo retired to private life If Congress will do Its sworn duty It will put Its foot down so hard on this whole flunkey business that It will be heard around the world If a delegation of Americans want to get themselves up In monkey clothes and attend the coronation let them go at their own expense If they can get an Invitation to the show from the star actor Even a millionaire tan make a monkey of himself A delegation of Americans who In the presence of royalty have backbones of heated India rubber with double back action hinges In their knees should stay In England when they get there They do not belong here and never will bo missed There will be plenty of loyal level headed men left In our country and If the supply of this type of men runs short there Is a reserve force of loyal levelheaded American women suffi cient for any emergency What we need In the United States to live up to our principles and pretensions is not nn embassy to the coronation of an English monarch but a coronation of sovereign citizen queens so that we may be In fact a government of by anti for the people If we believe as we profess In liberty and equality we will show our teal friendship for the caste cursed English people by refusing to rally round the British throne Thus would we repudiate monarchy which Is the very corner stone of our political edifice Rather let us emphasize our princi plea by sending an embassy to help In augurate the presidents of the Republics of Cuba and the Philippines Now is a time to read with profit Palnes Rights of Man and to study the fundamental principles of our govern ment If there ever was a representative American Thomas Jefferson was one The following Is Jeffersons estimate of the sovereigns of Europe In his day and to a great extent his estimate will apply to royalty In Europe today and Is food for thought In the United States at the present time Thomas Jefferson said When I observed that the King of England was a cipher I did not mean to confine the observation to the mere Individual now on that throne The practice of kings marrying only Into the families of kings has been that of Europe for centuries Now takfliany race of animals confine them ln pole ness andl inaction whether In a sty a stable or a state room pamper them with high diet gratify all their sexual appetites immerse them in sensual sties nourish their passions let everything bend before them and banish whatever might lead them to think and in a few generations they become all body and no mind and this too by a law of nature Such is the regimen In raising kings and this has gone on for centuries While in Europe I often amused myself with contemplating the char acters of the then reigning sovereigns of Europe Louis XVI was a fool of my dwn knowledge and In despite of the ant swers made for him at his trial The King of Spain was a fool pnd of Naples the same They passed their lives in hunting and dispatched two couriers a week one thousand miles to let each other know what game they had killed The King of Sardinia was a fool All these were BourbonsIThe Queen or Portugal a lira ganza was an idiot by nature andso was the King of Denmark Their sons as regents exercised the poser of Prussia successor to the great Frederic was a mere log- In body as well as In mind Gustavus of Sweden and Joseph of Austria were really crazy sind George of England you know way In a straight waistcoat There remained then none but old Catheilne who had been too lately picked up to have lost her comcion sense In this state Bonaparte found rope and It was lost to Its rulers with scarce a struggle This Is the great Thomas Jeffer sons candid opinion of monarchical rulers in his day Is It very different In our day Let the facts speak for themselves Let It be remembered that to the Immortal Thomas Jef er son and Thomas Paine more titan any other men we owen debtof gratitude for the kindling of fire which melted the chains of mon archical slavery from off our ances tors and which chains the ImperIal- ists In coronation robes and kneeling before an English monarch are now seeking to reforge and weld Versailles Kentucky Masoemln N W T Canada Push freethought Sunday Schools I want the Blade In pahmhpet form so It will not wear out so soon as I hand it around among my neighbors I am 73 years old THOMAS TRENOUTII S 500000 lie Will Help to Raise for th BG B North Toledo 0 Fob IIIII1 fllmrloB Mooro In reply to your Sunday Talk In tho of Peb161 will glvo on condition that theca will bo fifty who will give that amount making I110 In addition to tilts will give 2I more If will giro that making another that Is in nil Now Mr Moore this money has boen saved whore n great many would spent It In luxuries but theres n smoko no chew no drink In mtno have boon In this country fifty years slid worked until was slxtyflvo years old and now I nm past soventyflvo years old and 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eastern horizon while the splendid achievements of tho past are totally eclipsed by thu dazzling possibilities of tho future- with all Its entrancing hopes and wlldcrlng prospects is It not highly appropriate that Vo should calmly survey the glorious Held of tho past and kindly and tenderly place a wreathe of sweetest lowers upon the throw of ono of the noblest defenders of htinmn liberty While am not disposed to Indulge In fulsome commendations of tho grand und glorious Intellectual and moral landmarks of tho ages that are forever gone have no apology for tho slight tribute I have to offer lu behalf of a man whose unselfish de votion to truth will live as long as the sun of human liberty Continues to shine Tho towering Intellectual lund marks along the highway of human advancement are few mall the natlpns of the world each generation can boast of not more than a dozen Nearly all of tho prominent histori cal characters are and have been murderers thieves and moral lepers The good of many of the great men o the world has been neutralized tactile Injury they did Napoleon the greatest military figure In all his torydid more than any other man to plant In tho human heart Thou shalt While entertain tho most exalted feeling of respect for tho man who assisted with the sword to win tho great battles of lIflthe armies and navies of tho world are the darkest blots upon the sacred banner of civ ilization and are and always will be a menace to human liberty When we become sufficiently civil ized to teach our children hut war Is murderthat every military unl form every bayoneteverY man of war every military college In all tho worIllls an insignia of brutality there will be sonic hope for the dawn of that exalted Ideal civilization about Which we pro faintly dreaming tonight After traveling ninny days across a sandy desertour tongues parching with thirst anti our brows burning and throbbing from the terrible effects of the suns merciless rays how Inde scribably soothing and enrapturing are the sliiidy nooksthe cool and sparkling waters tho sweet songs of birds the delicious perfumes of flow ers and the luscious fruits and berries of the oasis After thousands and thousands of 29f Ignorance and superiUoa- after agea and ages of flreanil sword horrible punishment and terrible persecution after all the bloody wars In the name of religion after all the fierce battles to drive from the hu man heart the last vestige of Jjb erty and justice what an oasis delight to commune with such a paragon of original mentality and lib erty lovlng unselfishness as Thomas Paine Why What did Thomas Paine do to merit such a eulogy From tho time when Thomas Paine landed on the shores of America until the glorious flag of human liberty floated over every gory battlefield over overjLfoot of land In every Amer ican colony he fought with tongue and pen antI swordwith a physical an Intellectual and a moral heroism unequalled In all the worlds history When human liberty was outcast when every Ulan who questioned existing authorities was treated as a criminal When every colonist was labeled an English chattelwhen ery breeze that wafted over the en Javed colonists was ladened with thomost Intense fear when the strain was n Ieat that tho brain of nearly every iinn was parallzed with uncer tainty ammwidctslomLwhen tho would be patriots qf Revolutionary times were scarcely ijie to dream of Inde pendence when whole world was galling under the oHressivo yoke of tyrannical kings who tlalmed to be guided from on high Mien It wits treason to proclaim Inalienable right of selfgovernment when scarcely a Ulan or a woman on tWa or any other continent was bold enough to stand erect In the full sunlight of truth and liberty und sayI am a man am a woman and am entitled to have a voice In the government under which Uve when tho greatest men in America were with fear and tremblng en deavoring to learn tile A Cs of how to obtain greater liberty what was Thomas Paine doing Ho was heroically proclaiming liberty to the world and weaving In his fertile brain the Declaration of Independence tho grandest political document to be found In all tile annals of time Future historians will record tho fact that It was Thomas Paine who kindled and faucet the tIres of the Revolution and planted In heart of every Intelligent man and uncon trollablo desire to be free He saw clearly and distinctly where others were blind and could hear oinln Bouml of millions of muffled voices In all lands pleading In piteous tones for mercy for liberty for the burning words that Hashed from his pen of lhmoyea had It not been for Thomas Paine the Declaration of dependence never would have been written und world would have been deprived of the Inexpressible delight of listening to the millions of Fourth of July orations the safety valves of bubbling patriotism What did Thomas Paine do While the colonists wero endeavor log to pacify England Thomas Paine was hurling defiance at kings and potentates and shocking the minds of nearly all Americans with his unan swerable arguments In favor of liberty and Independence Ills brilliant pen productions thrilled every patriot with awe nutl created such a political commotion that there was a unlver sal ilemand for something more from thin fearless Writer resulting in that electrical burst of matchless logic culminating In Common Sense What did Common Sense do Millions of books have been writ ten but fuss It any others ever carne nearly producing universal conver siou to the grand and Inspiring truths contained In them as Common Sense demand was so great that within n few months nearly half a million copies wcro sold lo tho hes itating and faltering colonists who were begging England to lighten their burdens ever willing to remain her faithful subjects tho electrical transformation produced by Common Sense without u parallel among lI1elltulIaClllevoments future historians advent of Common Sense milt tho universal and almost instanta neous revolutionary oittburstlng of public sentiment In favor of hide pendence will compel tho unpreju diced historian of future to wreathe brow of Thomas Paine with rarest and sweetest llowers that ever blossomed In tho rosetinted garden of human liberty Tho Immortal Washington had not oven thought of Independence was anxious to conciliate England and re main her faithful subjects until he had quenched his thirst at crystal fountain of Common Sense Jefferson always was a faithful pu of Thomas Paine from whom ho Imbibed nearly all of those imperish able truths proclaimed In Decla ration of Independence Franklin tho greatest grandest and best of all the colonists worship ed at the shrine of CommonSense and hailed Its brilliant author as the magnetic force that within n few months Instilled Into minds of millions ot people an uncontroll able desire for Independence What did government think ot It Congress ordered Common Sense to be read at head of tho army and Washington directed his captains to read It to discouraged soldiers Its effect was magical and Distantly defeat seemed to blossom Into vie toryThose are sonic of glorious things Common Sense dill Thomas Paine was a common sol dier and endured all privations of army life during that bloody strug gle for human liberty What dill Thonius Paine do During the darkest days of llev olutlon when the defeat of tho colon- Ists Was almost at hand when Wash- Ington was losing hope and American Independence a painful uncertainty when tho bravest hearts were falter ing and clanking of tho newly forged chains of political slavery was heard throughout tho land When last vestige of faint hope was de parting from aching hearts of tho colonists marty und many a night when tlie weary soldier was asleep Thomas Paine could have been seen by tho dim light of the gloomy camp tire earnestly Tacking bruimmb prevent awful catastrophe that seemed to be Inevitable tho elec- trIcal flash from bus pen kindled anew tho fires of Revolution and gave to world that Immortal pro duction of persuasive and convincing argument The Crisis culminating In American Independence All historians agree that The Crisis was the turning point of Revolu tlunIt was equal to soldiers It was at that time the mighty en gine thaf rocked the cradle of liberty and will live as long as human heart continues to throb In unison with tho smiles of Joy The work of Thomas Paine In Amer ica was finished Franklin said to Paine Where liberty Is Is my country Whero liberty Is NOT there Is my country was motto To England he went and In reply to Durkes Reflections on The Revolutions In France he wrote Rights of Man which never been excelled In matchless logic mill uncompro mising devotion to truth What did Rights of Man do Hundreds of thousands of copies were soldtime whole country was electrified curiosity to see and read tho book was Intense tho government became Paulo stricken a heroic elTort was made to suppress Itbut truth had prevailed like a mountain wave of tho ocean It swept on washing away forever Ufo foundations of mono archy the gigantic motive power of the English government was re versed and today today tho imper ishable ruths proclaimed In tho 4ahts of Man are embodied In constitution of England That Is what It giving to human liberty the Rights of Man Thomas Pulne was Indicted for treason before the time of his arrest he was elected a mom her of tho French Convention and wentto Franei followed simply by a sentence of Outlawry England did not want to try hinmsas glad to ge rid of hum so easily his lop ularlty was too great public senti ment had been aroused and govern ments always tremble before a mighty avalanche of public sentiment Only about 10000 copies of Burkea Reflections on Revolutions in Franco were sold while the sale of the Rights of Man amounted to hun dreds of thousands It electrified lions of peoimiewas tho death knell of kings and tyrants Its nlaglcal In fluence will enrich every lover of lib erty in nIl the countless ages to come What was Palnes record At that time popularity of Thomas Paine was greater than that of any other living man too great even for Robespierre who consigned him to prison und he escaped tho gull lotlne by accident before his arrest he prepared tho ret part of Age of Reason and placed It In hands of a friend for publication Now what happened to tho Idol ot human liberty Oh that words could express mans Ingratitude to Instantly glittering star of his popularity vunlshedtho hero of two continents became an outcast the plaudits of tho millions were transformed lute the curses of demons the church became frantic with rage tho priests vied with each other In tho attempt to desecrate tho fair name of grandest exponent human liberty world ever saw Even Washington our own Wash Ington to whom Thomas Paine ded Icated Rights of Man and whose dazzling monument ofglory was em Jilazoned by magic pen of Its author declined to Interfere In behalf of the author of Common Sensean act of Ingratitude that always will darken tutu horizon of his popularity Thomas Pulno was not released from prison for several months after Rob espierres death During his Imprison ment he wrote tho second part of The Ago of Reason which he published Immediately after his relellsoIWhat did Thomas He fought for France with tongue and pen and Incurred tho dlspleusuroof Robespierre although he knew that he would because he fought for princi pies rather than for muienime was so magnuulmous so fur seeingso logical so much more selfish than the political leaders of his day that they doubted his sincerity they could not understand why ho should desire to kill king and not man France lieautlful France To him you owe a debt of glorious gratitude that would bankrupt all your vast resources to repay lIe could see hundreds of years In the future After having planted seed of liberty In the old world and after It began to bud and bios soul he knOw full well that It would yield abundant harvest resulting In the overthrowing of kings and poten tates What did Thomas Paine do No other man ever did as much political liberty as Thomas Paine He realized that physical slavery nev er could be abolished until the mind was free consequently ho gave to the world the Age of Reason which has done more to drive from the hu man brain tho ghastly ghosts of su perstition than all the other books ever written prior to tho closing years of the Nineteenth Century In 1802 Thomas Paine returned to America an old manreturned to the country that honored him as It had honored no other unanto a country that had appointed him Secretary of tho Congressional Commission to treat with Indians to a country that hail elected him Secretary of Congres sional Committee of Foreign Affairs to n country that had sent him with another distinguished man to Franco to get money they got two and one orrtion of tr00 000 to clothe and feed the starving soldiers to a country which was Indebted to hint for Its bunking systemmmto country that was Indebted to him for all that it knew about building suspension brldgestou country that was In debted to him for planting first fertile seed to abolish slaveryto a country In which ho was the first ti advocate equal rights for women to a country that hull employed hInt on a large salary to write on National Affairs to a country that had made him a present of more titan 25000 In cash and property as a testimonial of his incalculable services In light ing for Jndependence to a country that had honored him with degree of Master of Artsto a country where such men as Washington Franklin and Jefferson had eagerly sought his ad vice and relied upon1 his magic pen during tho darkest and bloodiest days of Revolutionary times Returned to the stately mansion of human liberty he had done more to build titan any other human being his reception by tenants of this magnificent temple he had labored so faithfully so un selfishly to construct is the culmln ation of fiendish ingratitude and no man In America will have done his duty until he has labored faithfully to have written The father of our eoumutryimt letters of gold after tho name of Thomas Paine Thomas Paine was the greatest of Revolutionary heroes and time will come when his name will become cystallzed In the hearts of the countless millions of liberty lov ing humantarlans of the future Tho time will como when brilliant constellation Common Sense The Crisis The Rights of Man und Age of Reason will sparkle In Imperishable flmameiit of human glory until the brain of every human being becomes resplendent with the grandest sentiment ever spoken by u liberty loving unselfish muiammTime World la country to do good my religion Thomas Pulne Wilt thou not for give usforgive us In name of Goddess of Liberty whoso blazing torch has ever been held aloft that the teeming millions may be reminded of the crim son blood of life you so freely offered to plant Star Spangled Banner of Liberty where It can be seen by nil tho nations of the world Thomas Paine Wilt thou not for give mmumforgive us for the calumny thankless public bus heaped upon thy fair name Thomas Paine Wilt thou not forgive tmumforgive us In the name of millions of half clothed half starved slaves of toll whose plteofta walling can be heard In all the lands of all tho countries on the face of the earth Thomas Paine Wilt thou not for give usforgive us In name of Common Sense that matchless gem uf unanswerable logic Thomas Paine Wilt thou not for give tmmmForgive us In name ot The Crisis that electrical flush of per suasive euoquenco that Instilled Into henrt of every Revolutionary pa tllotOlve mo liberty or give mo death Thomas Paine Wilt thou not for give usYforgivo us In tho name of the Rights of Man that caused every monarch on the taco of globe to Iremble with a frenzy of fear Thomus Paine Wilt thout not for give tmsYca wilt thou not forgive us In name of the Age of Reason that crowning master piece of Intet lectual 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friendship for republics They know that a commercialism based upon show of friendship and hospitality Is the merest childishness There no sentiment In commercialism All people t buy where they can bargain the best The childish love of the slitter of title and pomp is coming to the surface of American character and In my opinion this visit of the Prince will make us the laughing stock of the old world Unfor Innately the true American sentiment from Its snob willijudgeto royalty Itself as It is contemptible to all highminded patrl epic Americans All true Americans believe In being civil and courteous at all times and es pecially hospitable to national represen t tatives of friendly nations but not at the expense and deprecation of demo cratic dignity Not as a Prince not as Royalist but as a man and German rep resentative should Henry be received Ii But In this case we all know that it the Prince our snobbery Is bending to If Virchow or Haeckel were to visit yusmen who have earned by their Intel achievements the gratitude ol all mankind they would hardly be no f tired The Four Hundred would turn out at an operatic reception and make a vulgar display of hundieds ol millions of dollars worth of jewels the earnings of toll wrung from the aggregate muscle and brain and heart am blood of the people all of which go tc make up the luxuries of that titlewor shiping Four Hundred If monarchies loved Republics If they were not om Implacable enemies too could heartll join In giving this national visitor royal reception But no wideawake American will be blind to the fact that all this royal exhibition of friendship is only royal pretensea diplomatic extent sion of a hand that would turn and I It could smite democracy from the face of the earth- Americans should not lose their heads and fall to scrambling when a little roy al sop is thrown to them They should l learn to bow only to brains and to ge rcbnl118 to humanitys liberatorsnot to enslavers The German Government I4 btu e4 penhe German array the J slave master of the German people The whole system Is organized conspiracy against intellectual and physical libel ty Prince Henry Is the very symbol and embodiment of that enslavement from which a million German people effected their escape to these shores With credit to their good sense our German citizens are making the least exhibit of flunkeylsm of any one They are hero because they love political lilt erty more than military enslavement A welltodo and intelligent German 4 woman said to me today would not look out of my window to see the Prince if he were passing I have seen enough t of royalty My brothers wore taker from me and put In the German army had to take their place and break reck with a sledgehammer on the public highwayssawed logs in the forest when the snow was two feet deep and worked nil summer in the fields no royalty for me Im an American would a thousand times prefer to visit the modest home of this old Ger man woman and look into her honest patriotic face than go to see a mediocre Prince surrounded by the vulgar display of a Nations wealth as exhibited In the jewels and bare necks of Its more or less leprous Four Hundred She stands for the common heart of humanity while Prince Henry repre sents customs and conditions from which to escape humanity throughout all time has had to wade through blood and butchery anti tears attack the Princenot the man the principle he represents net the people he represents do not attack official courtesy but social snobbery Americans upon all occasions should never forget that they are first last anti always Americans Ill fares a republic when it grows indifferent to Republican principles sentiment and dignity when it sends official representatives to the coronations of Kings thus recognizing elevating and dignifying the monarchial sentiment throughout the worlda new departure for Democratic America- J B WILSON TWO CLIPPINGS FROM FREE CIETY am also woried about Charleyboy Moore of the Blue Grass Blade The last Issue of his paper contained not a single editorial on himself What dark un fathomable mystery is back of this accountable silence I wot not Whether the Blade office is short on capital Ie or whether its editor like the Hindoo mystic is lost In a profound contempla tion of himself as the sublime center of his own universe do not know But I am worried about It for know that something Is wrong would suggest to such philosophical Anarchists as Wat Tyler who by the way has given a bad odor to that grand revolutionary name to publish a paper for themselves and not tire the non phllosophlcals the bombAnarchists with their wordquibbling Think of the they could gain thereby they Iallvantage be classed among the bomb and avoid all the troubles of the latter by pointing to their official organ ALFRED SCHNEIDER Comment Read the first one am sorry I caused you much trouble t t Couldnt have been for want of cap Is for the paper Is set with a linotype machine Just nn oversight In me will try to do better In the future Re the latter ape that Is Just what think The two brands ot Anarchists while agreeing In their ultimate purpose to do away With government are so dia metrically opposed In their means to that end one being for violence and the other for Quaker nonresistance the bombAnarchists anti the phllosophl cals that it seems to me they should be represented by different organs PAINES LIVING MONUMENT was both surprised and delighted re cently to receive from Mr W Loyd of New Rochelle N Y a paper weight made from the hickory tree which grew from the grave of Thomas Paine Imagine that had Paine chosen a monument for his grave he could have se lected none more fitting than a stately hickory tree which towers by nature above Its fellows and waves Its branches In the freedom and purity of the exalted atmosphere A tree straight strong unblemished and with durable fibre rough exterior of which resists the tacks of the designs of tire forest and the blasts of adverse tempests serve only to Increase Its strength The fuse fruit borne in beautiful clusters Xlssed by sun and dew In turn the enter covering concealing the richness tt the kernel together with the stored energy and its future possibilities In this tree Is immortality From the heart of our great liberator the seed germinated antI Its roots are nourished y his elements As the hickory nut must lie concealed In mother earth for a oerlod before Its life principle is germinated and later appreciated by the veal wayfarer resting tn Its shade so was the life work of Thomas Paine un ecognlzed and unappreciated until our arth mother had concealed his form for many years t But a rslll cctlon has taken place ind the movement has received i fresh impetus The principle of the life and works of this great man is evolutlonlling the world by thought In stead of the emotional action which has been result of the alleged physical resurrection of Jesus Christ- I thank Brother Loyd for sending me this remfsder of the Indestructibility of natures forces of which we are all a part antr I trust that whenever my eyes rest uprrthis souvenir I may be im bued with of the enthusiasm which was so freely expended by Thom Paine In his work for human ItHARRIET CLOSZ WebsteV City la March 8 302 khArsLcHiS F VING A LIT TLE FUN Over In Barcelona Spain where every body is a good Catholic some frolicsome fellows concluded to have n little fun and by mistake they assas sinated man who was not the one they Intended to assassinate and then they tilled a baker because he sold his bread oo high and then a woman and child were killed and then It kept on until people were killed and 200 wounded None of this amounts to a hill of beans and would have attracted no tention if it had occurred In Kentucky some Sunday at church But the worst part of all this is that these people who started all this assas sination and other brands of killing are by the Associated Press dispatches over the world spoken of as anarchists when our Amelcan Dlscon ent and Free Society that claim to be anarchist papers and of course know what anarchy Is when they see It have again and again explained to the world that anarchists never kill any killgby loving everybody and being sweet on em Discontent and Free Society ought to write letters to those Euro pean powers and tell those fellows that they are real angry about this The Religion of Washington and Lincoln Phlllpsburg Mont Feb 302 MOORS enclose small remittance for the Blade enclose an article which I hope will set you right about the religion of Washington and Lin coin This authority comes from on high and is therefore unquestionable notwithstanding Ingersoll Remsburg and Moore to the contrary Go after this skybuster In your usual style and let us see who has the best of it we want to have the other side Yours truly CAUL t Comment The skybuster Is Rev Charles Bayard one instance where a man named Charles Is N Rev Charles says among other things as follows In the midst of the arduous duties and trials that filled his life during the troublous times of war Lincoln kept s habit of daily prayer and expressed a hope of blessed Immortality through Jesus Christ- I deny that Lincoln ever expressed a hope of blessed Immortality through Jesus Christ and I challenge Rev BlowhanJ to ftdilitfe the proof Lin r cola was an Infidel of much the same style as Paine who devoutly believed In a god Paine greatly admired Jesus Christ as a good man and it may be so far as now recall that Lincoln ex pressed admiration for Jesus Christ as a man but there Is no evidence that Lincoln ever believed In the divinity of Jesus and he never said onetenth as much In favor of Jesus as Paine did Washington seems to have been an In fidel of the Paine school the greater part of his life and then attended the Episcopal Chnrch which was then as It is nowa man could be a member of It and believe anything he pleased from Buddhism to DowlelsmT Dean Lee In Lexington would today take me Into the Episcopal Church just as am and be glad and proud of the chance to do It TO HER MIND The Bls the Best Freethought Paper Issued 4 f South Fork Pa February EDITOR C MOORE V Dear Sin Find Inclosed which finishes the amount of money needed for the club of tenwill send tile bal ance of names soon as I cart locate my the extra money enclosed please send Kidders Sacrament or any of his articles tn pamphlet form contain ing picture of the writer I am anxious to know what the man looks tike who produces so much brainy stuff which I read with so much pleasure In your paper the Blue Grass Blade which m mind Is the best Freethought paper glad of the success of the Nation al Liberal Party and am proud ot Its leaders and particularly am I proud of Mrs Henry and I mean to he a men- her of the party soon With best wishes for yourself Mr Hughes and nil loves of freethought the cause so dear to my heartl main sincerely ours MRS C W FARBER A CONVICT SAYS Your Book Behind the Bars 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