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Digital page images are linked to the text file. tih L t i0r r BLUE GRAS8 BLADEDO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD JfAJE THEM DO UNTO YOU CONFUCIU3 Pfrkei tt THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY TO DO QOOD MY RELIGION TOM PAINE AN HONEST GOD is THE NOBLEST WORK OF MAN INQERSOLL 28 W Nnlfl EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE 4 VOLiiiLi I LEXINGTON KY SUN d1 AY MARCH 23 E M 302 X100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue far Qua year 100 1II 1If260 1 E8ftMS llWi per yeartnaltvnoe f Ill clubs of flv cunt sorllitlonIJd1- 11ies ALL d JCxproea orders paysblolotJiiu QhAtm BULDB LeiJugtoH Ky tltaunix lIdlt t reiSMiu FIra vr 1 s daraddre i ad 1t tIflftlICJI old as hell aMaa utItirrwxot publications 11 Kait Third Street Lextngrii Address all ooinmuntoatlona to 4 BLUE GRASS BLADE PO BOX f 393 Lexington Kentucky h l k Published WEEKLY at 110 a year Inadliwoa Club Rates and Sample Copies The UUIDM wilt be Bent for cents a ortAGENTS FOR THE BLADE Anybody can bo an Agent for the Blade by sending two cents each for ten papers or more- ADVEJITISING IN THE BLADE RowellB Newspaper Directory Bays + f + + + + + + + + + + + + + t + + + 6368 I Average Weeekly Circulation + + for 190W + 4 BLUE GRASS LADE + fI4 State Published In the heart + Ior 4 of the Blue Grass Reglou Clr + It + culates In every State In the f b f Union and lu some foreign countrlcu+ + I Reached a liberal class of + + buyera AUvertlalug rates and 4 + eample copies ou application + yearinumber of Inches and for nothing leas than u year CHARLES C MOORS THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who ItI from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm- of the dlbtlllery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches IL do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be I coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the wrecks upon either bank of this stream of deathof the suicides of Insanity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tugging at the faded dresses oj 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 i the almshouses of the prisons and o- fsthe scaffolds upon either bank do n ot wonder that every thoughtful man U prejudiced against the damned stuff Mlled alcohol t kftfW ft INMMOLU t f i 0 d7sno SiJtoscrll for the Linotype UlPto March 20 At the If iyrile this March II has been iiberlbedon the amount of5Xl halt for to make tho first payment on lluotypo machine bo llovlug that limn lilY the balance In till InstalnUMfH that are If tnoro than Mils la rfilbnerlbfd by Ili time tits gOfllIOJlr4ritorthu Blade of MarCh ht Tar r figure top n this nitcouul be changed to show the amount Of rouse shut tell any better than any of you cun whether or not I will get the f1I1 ljtiaflH JhaIIIY chatiiiea a are about uven onoout of two If gel lhat WM t am going to start on the very next day on my effort to get readers for tilt Blade In three yearo lf lives wilt the belief that till work will be aruestly prosecuted by my frieuuf If Mfabeforo that tlmo out IP in jill my work with the Blade my efforts haw tojiii until this tfinerl ostulillali the IlioraVy anti moral uliarao turof the paper In this have boon ifar more success beginningWhenJoy the BlaJItIHt the amount of real enjoy silent ot ebalare taken Into con Hlderatlou doubt if tberu U a newspa rl the wfLJjthat surpasses the Ulbu Orasil lluu porfeotiy independent now re ga uliu lie One matter that Is to go In nodt m l nt apeiiaudyet that a HIs Ie supli ntJaoh week from the ahunniihiseb apythBladea of both sexes and all ages from fifteen poetrythtdgsthatar Uf course there la much that my waste barrel catches when return stamps are not soot I do not intend to slack any of my personal energy ad a writer for this pa per but If can only get that 5001 tend to put into an increase of the cir culation of this paper an energy tar in excess of anything that have over yet to Reason a Socialist paper has attained a circulation of It Is true that Socialism like re llgion and politics has dollars and cents In it gupposably at least for its thtngtormatter of principle and morals to gain such a circulation au that LutIt can get the for the linotype Intend to try for 100000 readers of tbo Blade in threv years from the day that Is figuresBlade the number or that issue that is printed so that all can see whether am accomplishing my plan A CHRISTIAN SISSY Taken the Kentucky Suicide Club Seriously are nothing If not sensational In Kentucky and accordingly Campton Kentucky huts organized a suicide club of young bachelors who pledged each to suicide by jumping nit a cliff It he says to his best girl Will thou mill situ dont wilt A piece of piety in petticoats who signs herself Mills Claudia V Bess reprints thu special to the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune lu the Nashville American under tho double column head Open letter written to Kentucky Suicide Club and reads theso young fellows a dead earnest pious lecture which expostulates against the crime of suicide and quotes Scripture against it that is necessarily u homo node article for the fellows who wrote Bible conllucd all their killings to other yen plo and suicide Is not contemplated or lu any way alluded to In tho whole Bible Suicide by the route suggests that those follows live lu the mountains Any day they may bust loose and kill two or three dozen other people hut It will be a colder day than we have hud this winter before any of those mountain fellows kill themselves Down here lu Lexington despite Sissy Boss deposition to the contrary when ever the newspapers trill out of every thing else sensational some Christian strikes out for heaven by his own artl llclal means so Burned anxious to get there that lie cant wall ou tho regular schedule time but fulclilo will neve get to bo a fad fire Kentucky moot tains so long as they can make pleasant little outings and taking their Win chesters along go to a moonshine tillery tilt up on forty rod and blue ruin brands and kllf eeryholly around the neighborhood including a few Unt States marshals 0na Slsy you got that thing up wrong If your little game iato get some of that club to come down and take you you pre riot playing you cards right scimsup nlnU nutria stuck o tr plciiis woihenv prearhersAfbeen reading the B u too long me a dollar for Blailei mid read iibout Klililer nice bachelor llverf In Sail Francisco feed you on grapes and already got tho names for his children that hes going to have all picked out They are Tom P Kidder fob Kld der J Wilson Kidder Charles M Kidder Josephine IL Kidder and Mnttln R Kidder My dear girl dont tool away your time on piety nothing in It tried Hr that is unless you can gel a fat job as a site sky buster Do the elegant thing while you are about It and send me f to help that linotype REV DR FUNK The Prohibitionist Has Turned In fidel The New York Truth Seeker re ports that Rev Dr Isaac K Punk the mot prominent Prohibitionist lu the world founder oCfho Voice greatelilProhlblttot r In ditilitelt nUmil lIranil il t aouttimee lrT S says hOt Funk In its closing remarks claimed that lit was opposed to the liquor traffic not on theological grounds but on account of Its dan ger to community and that the God whom he worshiped was not the God of eccleslastlclsm but that of Herbert Spencer Herbert Spencer stands away up in G among Infidels Of course nil cultivation leads to Infidelity just as all roads lead to Home but the fact that the whole Bible Is for liquor ape clally inclines Prohibitionists tofu fidelity Prohlbltlonlsta can never get that the Kist miracle of Jesus Christ was to make more wine for a lot of fellows who were already drunk at the wedding supper of Jesus cousin Dr Funk a nice mart know trout personal acquaintance HAUSER CONVICTED The account of Huuser who claims to be an Infidel and who has been Sell tenced to the penitentiary at Raleigh N Carolina charged burning his own house will appear in Blade paper from Wilmington N says of him tie been a most exemplary pris oner and u number of friends have worked hard to secure ills release He Is years of age and a man of much snore than ordinary Intelligence It seems to me about one elmnctt out of two that he is Innocent and that his Imprisonment is au instance of Chris tian persecution Send me informiition that we may help him he Is Innocent Fr Freethnught Magazine A Barrett that stanch Freethinker writes from Iouoke Ark As an iillroundumMumble tighter in our ranks Bro Moore of the Blue Grass Blado easily take the lead For calm thought reasoning on higher lints of sound logic furnishing a foundation on which average mind can rear a superstructure of truth reason uiul science I think tho Freethought Maga zinc without a peer lu all my knowl edge of Freethought literature So to my mind the Blade anti tho Magazine taken together make a very strong team take both Comment Uarrett just said that to make old Bro Green feel good 3000 St I iuls to Ios Angeles San Diego San Francisco Cal and Intermediate points liming March and April the Missouri Kansas Texas Railway Katy Flyer Route will troll tickets at above rate Personally conducted cursion cars leave St Ioula every Tues tiny at X2J p m via Deulsou Dallas Waco Sau Antonio and Kl Paso Texas For further particulars call on or dress II F Bowsher P 135 Wal nut street Cincinnati 0 t Jr VOULD HE SEND ME TO HELL 4I l paperya very kit against nu because saldf the bible encourages liquor drinking a well known tact yIu the close of Its remarks the eel himsitmUll with both feet almost In the giuVe and that will go to hell when Mlle fwUhe editor does riot seem to he a strong pmindetl roan but hardly seems possible that he could realty believe in the old fashioned hell of tljo Bible and then wish me to go there though never did him any liarm in my lifer j But ChrlKtlaiis havo seemed greatly Ittnjny burning Infidels at stake an It possible that this Louis vHle editor lied the power ho would hunt mo today anti It he would burn here It might be that ho would burn me forever lu hell too It is a tul timing to think about aliuun living in this age wire really believes In the existence of boll and would wish his fellow titan to go hero It ls now a rare thing that i e find a man of city standing intellectually arri morally who professes lo 11a hell and If there wfre notimit elM that Infidelity had done for the world the fact that It Las almost entirely banished the fear of hell fioin the world would amply repay for all tlas donor tt Ili fi tIla I u lVtu uuuma noun y llitf lunatic asylum In Lexington cause they thought they had sinned against Holy Ghost but have not heard of a case of that kind for forty years suppose there is certainly not while preacher in Lexington now who would say that he believes there a hell in which men would suffer from bodily burning In tire and Dean Lee of the Episcopal church lately said in his pulpit that he did not know that there was any hell Soon after the close of bur civil war heard Spurgeou the Baptist preach In his tabernacle in Loudon when he was by far the most famous preacher In the world have Just received The Philoso pier the flue magazine of Dr Roberts and to show change in religious opinion between that day and this give you an extract frown out of Spen goons sermons that find In The Philosopher It Is u follows You who ore sensual and devilish do not care about your soula being pun ished because you never think about your souls but If I tell you of bodily punishment you will think of It tar more Christ may have said that the soul should bo punished but far mote fre quently described the body in misery In order to impress his hearers for he knew that they were sensual and devil ish and that nothing that did riot fect the body would touch them lu the least Wo must all apepear before the Judgment seat of Christ to receive tbo timings done In the body according to what Me have done whether it be good or this is not the only text to prove the doctrine will glue you a better one Matthew V if thy right eye offend titer pluck It out und cast It troll for It is profitable for tliee thai ono of thy members should per ish and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell trot tl y whole soul but thy whole body iris does unit say that thy soul shall he In hell that Is affirmed many times hut It positively declares that thy body shall Tlmt samn body which is now standing In the aisle or Hitting In the pew If thou dlest without Cutlet shall burn forever lu the names of hell It not a ftnov of man but a truth that thy actual flesh and blopd and very bonea shall Bufferlimy whole body shall bo cast Into hell Hilt lest that ono proof shall not suilllce thee hem another out of the satire gospel chapter X bear not them which kill the body but are notable to kill the soul lint rather tear him which Is able to destroy both soul and hotly In hell Hell will bo till place for bodies us well as soula An I hum remarked whorever Christ speaks of hell and of tho lost stab ot the wicked ho always speaks of their bodies you scarcely flirt him say ing anything about their souls Hi says Where worm dleth trot which is n figure of physical suf fering worm torturing ever thin Inmost heart like a cancer wlthiii very soul He speaks ot Fire that never shall be quench ed Now do not begin telling me that JJ tbul is metaphorical fire Who cares for that If a man were to threaten to give a metaphorical blow on the head should faro very little about it bo would bo welcome to give me as many us lir pleased And what say the wick ed We do not earn about metaphori cal tire But they are real siryes real as yourself There Is a real fire In hell nn truly as you have now a real body a fire txactly like that which wo brave ou earth everything except this that It will not consume though It wilt torture you You lmv seen the aa bfiHtos lying In the redhot but when you take It out It uuconsumtii So your body will be prepared by God In surh n way that it will burn forever without being consumed It will lie riot you consider lu metaphorical flrf but In actual lame Did our Savior menu fictions when he he would rail body and soul into hell What should there be a pit for If there were no bodies i Why lire why chains there worn to he no bodies Can fire touch the soul Can pits Htuit In ttplrltH Can chains ter cattle No pits mid lire and chains are for bodies anil bodies shall be there Thou wilt sleep In the dust a little while When thou diest thy soul will be tormented nlouet lint will be a hell for Ithut at the day of judg ment thy body will join thy soul sad then thou wilt have twin help body and soul shall bo together each brim ful of pain thy soul sweating in Its In moHt pore drops of blood and tiny body from head to foot suffused with agony conscience judgment memory all tortured but more thy head tor mented with racking pains thine eyes starting from their sockets with sight of blood and woe thine rats torment Sullen mouuq and hollow groans mid shrieks of tortured ghosts Thine thygagony thy limbs cracking like the martyra on the tire and yet unburtit thyself put in a vessel of hot oil pain ed yet coming out undestroyed all thy yens becoming a road for the hot feet of pain to travel ou every nerve a lring oIKbI thP dr stsballev uttcrnble iLamcnt thy Sour foreverand ever aching find thy body palpitating In unison with thy soul Fictions sir Again say there are no Notions and as God livetti but solid stern truth It God he true and this Bible be true what I have said Is the truth and you will it one day to be so HOW MANY RELIGIONS Del Norte Col March 1902 Editor of Blue Grass Blade Dear SlrHow many accepted Bibles of different religious are there In the world You will find cents enclosed for any Information you may be able to give me on this subject RespectfullyF HUBBARD Answer It Is impossible to answer the question satisfactorily because It cannot be determined just what consti tutes a Bible give you the following front the Standard Dictionary 1 The Sacred Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as received by the Christian church as a divine revelation in certain churches embracing also parts of the Apocrypha 2rA copy ot the Scriptures also a particular edition revision or copy of tbe Scriptures as a Bagster Bible King lames Bible Donay Bible Any other writings for which Dl Vile authorship Is claimed as the mon Bible Any embodiment of religion the sacred books of any people The Breeches Bible so called Icause ot substitution of the word breeches for apron In Genesis The Printers Bible so called because makes Psalms 1CI to read Print ers have persecuted me vlthqut a cause The Wicked Bible nailed because It omits word riot from 7th commandment This edition was printed In It would be u good Idea fur freelovers to reprint that edition It says Thou shall commit adultery The Breeches Bible would be good for womans rights people because It shows that man and woman originally wore the breeches just alike As for the Printers Bible that class of printers who persecute writora by horrid typographical errors ought never to be allowed to read any other than the Printers Bible KIDDERS SACRAMENT READY We desire to announce to our read ers that Orion Kidders pamphlet The Sacrament is now ready for livery It consists of a beautiful six teen page pamphlet printed In large type with elegant paper cover It has been mulled to those who have subscribed but should we overlook any of these please notify us who have not subscribed so now The price Is ten cents fhosdI or twelve for SI Senti your reeL JI tbl oWct PRESBYTERIANS BACK DOWN FROM BURNING BABIES IN HELLIFor years and yeses i Infldela harefobeen taunting Preabyterians with the fact that babies that did not i have the Presbyterian brand on them bad to burn forever In hell They tried to poopooh It and tried to nut of II but we had the dead stood on them and quoted their documents oit them and it was getting so that the people wouldnt stand It and CampbelllltR women Methodlat wo were kicking about what Presbyter j ians were saying about altl outHldebabiei J going to hell and they were shuttingIdown on Presbyterlnnism and peo ple didnt go to bear them and chip in some times poker chips to the mission tiny box and the Presbyterian sky bus lers hail to do something to raise the wind and so they got together at Phil adelphia and dpcldrd that even God t did use to use babies for fuel ho lied Jquit it in these days and thud now a Campbftllllte baby stood just air good t chalice for its white alley as a Pres byterian baby and that there way u pretty good showing for nil white babies to pull through some little doubt possibly about Chinese babies Everybody knew that Presbyterian Ism taught that God hat set aside about tour hundred million billion years agoIa certain portion of tie men Women didnt seem to be counted as in Itto- go to heaven including all Presbyterian preachers and all who paid Presb terian pew tent anilihat all the bal tot the mare weraib to hn Ihnri there WaS such a general feeling that sit men ought to go to hell that that never counted much one way or the other But the Presbyterians while they were about It concluded to go the whole hog while they were letting up on the babies and so they decldede also at Philadelphia that there would be special arrangements in some Instances for- who were not Presbterians to get to heaven It would be a pity however to fix It like the Unlversallsta do so that all men could go to heaven for just ona Rucker would upset a whole otherwise well regulated heaven Infidels have ridiculed hell fire until all brands of Christiana except an oc casional traveling revivalist have given up the fire part of It and waite hell a place something like a second class boarding house or a house where a fel tl1heyUentlary but went to the peniten tiary and told the people that it wasnt as bad as It was cracked up to be and since they have all given up the good old fashionable fire and brimstone hell that the Bible talks about they are ly mixed as to what hell Is In light ot advancing intelligence it has been easy for me to give up the idea of heaven and flying around and plunking on harps but when I think about Rucker there is something sweet in the good old Bible fire and brimstone hell that my mother believed In and that was raised on and its hard for me to give It up God Agalnat Preacher and Churched The Courier Journal contains the 1theBARN DESTROYED BY LIGHTNINGtoSpringfield Ky March 12Spec latDuring a severe electrical and tain storm this afternoon about oclock the stock barn of the Rev John Campbell seven miles east of this plea was struck by lightning The barn and contents Including a lima horse were burned entailing a lots of several hundred dollars sees A CHURCH BADLY DAMAGED Georgetown Ky March 12Spec- IalDurlug a high windstorm this afternoon root was blown off the Primitive Baptist church and part of front wall blown down From the New Version lie that glvath to the Blade lendeth to Lord and the Lord will repay him with ten per cent Interest when that Proverbs ITrials of Theism F Ung secular life Cloth fA 1 ifJ- Jttp J 1 1t iibtBRO MADDOCK GALLED DOWN For His Very Unjust Report of the Cincinnati Congress of the N L P In tjie FreethoiiRht Magaxlne t March there appears editorially the following The new society The Liberal Party seems to start oft with cntlnu asm The readers attention Is called t to the report of the congress at whir h the party was organized In this mu her of the Magazine by John Mall dock who was our representative at the congress Under the head The Clnclnna Liberal Congress By John Mai dock there Is a piece about which propose to speak my piece In no uncertain language am m good shag to criticise this piece very adverse because Bro Maddock alludes to nv the first one and all that he says of mo Is In complimentary terms and am sorry that cannot reciprocate In tho same style This report of Maddock I am go Ing to leave off the Byois ten times as had as that which was mad of It by the organ of the AS pthat Is the avowed enemy of the N L P Mnddocks report not only bristles like a porcupine with mean sling and misrepresentations of the gress but his language gains a mor malignant poignancy from the fact that ho Is professedly a friend of the National Liberal Party and was sent to that Congress to report It by the Frcethought Magazine that In other regards seems to he a fileiv to the N L P suppose have bragged on myself a being kin to Queen Victorias sot 4JJ ilnlaw Argyll and all that sort of racket more than anybody In Infidel propagandist but I have assume that was writing to people of mon sense and some sense of humor anti have supposed that nobody hut sonic fool would suppose was in car nest for never saw the day when thought that Queen Victoria and this muttonhead boy of hers now on tho throne were half as respectable as am But Maddock In dead hard ear nest blows his own bazoo In a styli that double discounts anything I eves dill In iny palmiest day and old Dm Green owes the whole National Lib y z Maddock there to report for him I never In all my life saw such at infernal case of Wg head on any thing less than a buffalo Maddocl seems to have thought he was tin whole push and that the whole she hang ought to have been run with hint as the pivotal polnt the observe of all observers The fact In the case is that Mad dock Is only a mugwump Infidel noi nearly so infidel as many preachers now In the pulpit Maddock dont believe In a God sc he says but hes got a contraption that he calls the Great Dynamls Its a thing somethings like the Mum bo Jumbo that the nlggers have In Senegambla and the changes he rings on that old Jumbo Dynamls for about rtwo hours and a half when everybody wanted to tea something else gave me that tired feeling until went to sleep and slept for an hour and a half and woke up to find him still rattling old Dynamls and the on ly way that I could keep awake at all was to amuse myself by making paper wads and shooting them over some kind of a screen that was there so that I Imagined they were falling on Chairman Bowles dont put things in tnls paper to fill up or to compliment anybody If anything goes in this paper Its either because I think It Is good or If I have not seen It because Mr Hughes thinks I would think It good std of Bourse I was not fool or hypocrite enough to ask Maddock lor his stuff to publish but I did as much as I could do when I asked ilm to write mown outline of It Ho said he would do so and then wrote me a note that hewas too unwell to do so suppose I was just as Important to that Congress as Maddoclc was and they limited me to twenty minutes In which to blow myself and It would have taken me four hours to let loose all the oratory that I had on my jitomach If the people had just sat there and listened to old Bro Jamie son and McCormick and me until wo got through some one of us would have been speaking there yet Maddock Is one of these men who speaks In thin plural tenses as old Undo Jo Mosby used to say and he speaks of the audiences present as ranging all the way from jammed and packed to a more handful and he says It was a putup Job of stacked cards to give him a handful audi once Neither of these conditions ever prevailed though when Mrs Henry spoke the house would not have held the people had the rain not been fall rig like the bottom was busted out e n1 i the heavenly waterworks iI Maddock ondnd his report as fo ISomuch in It to be admired and sustah ed but Its reproachful llllberallty to wards the Minnesota delegate will forever stamp It ns inconsistent ntHl unjust It stands for free speech and yet some one or some party that had the power sought to suppress It Tho Ecclesiastics and the ruling pout clans are not doing any more hohl Dr Wilson responsible for the Hill orallty extended to me because he had the whole charge of my corn spondenco tho power to announce the speakers and their subjects and the power to give them a proper place Personally I do not care for the snub but will not allow the Free Thougl world to be deceived By thb merest accident just hat pen to know that that statement Is In correct The only allusion that I hear Wilson make to any of the speaker before or during the sessions of tho Congress and I heard none from him afterwardwas when he told me that he was glad they had Maddock to speak and as explaining why he was glad ho used these words Maddoc has great influence with old Bn Green and will bring all of his peopl with The matter with Maddock Is thane Immensely overestimates his Qwn importance He is the Minnesota delegate He tells in his report how he aschcwed to get the time of his speech clanged so that he could get a better audience and indicates that Dr Bowles was very considerate of his feelings and acted very kindly Ho complains that his name was not een mentioned In the Cincinnati pa Eels and he then says A gentle man In the audience who heard me pegged for my manuscript to grin the whole of my discourse wrote a synopsis for him and he printed and gave It circulation In Cincinnati nail wherever his paper Is taken The gentleman and his paper wen std Bro McCormick and the Rations Rotlcx Old Bro Mock would natur ally have a fellow feeling for an longwinded man know that what I am saying about Maddock sounds pretty tartbut I an not going tb take any rebuke iron any man who dues not say and indl cates by what he says that he has ead Maddocks piece Greens 11Dlo Maflfldcksiniply proposes to fora himself upon the attention of infidels and his retort of the Congress sists principally Jh telling what In saidSuppose had used my own paper to make It appear that was the Grand Mogul of the whole Cincinnati function wouldnt my readers have called me a consummate ass Maddock says of himself had written to Dr Wilson a week before left Minneapolis that had a paper to read that I wanted him to an nounce it and to assign me a place when there would be a large audience and have it reported in the papers possible Dr Wilson isa good friend to me but ifI had written him a note of that kind he would have said was drunk ir crazy and have told me to go to hell ind he ought to have done It and yet certainly I am entitled to as much con sideration before an American Infidel nullcnce as Maddock is Maddock says again of himself On Monday afternoon I was called upon to iddress the meeting There were so few leoplc there and so much time taken up with business that I asked Dr Dowses to postpone my paper until the evening 1hls ho was very willing to doII inch he got Dr Wood of New York to give way for me No man who ndt have the cheek of a sphinx would have asked that in ho first place nod then have been Ing to print It In the second place Dr Wood Is the most modest man you ever saw not even excepting myself and he had a splendid speech from start to finish every word of which I printed In tho Blade and which was enjoyed by sverybody and In coming from his home Syracuse New York he hall come urther thanthe Minnesota delegate ind yet Maddock seems not to have at all appreciated the indecorloiisness of his asking Dr Wood to give way to him Muddock again says of himself I had ome all the way from Minnesota to try to elevate Freethought The hell you had What were the ance of us there for am under greater obligation to Great Northwest than to any other part of this country because from thero omes the greater part of my support hut there were not three men at the digress who regarded Maddock as Ighly as they did Dr Wood and the eople of that great country have been misrepresented by Maddock Old Bro Green states In an editorial In thin issue of his magazine in which haddocks report occurs that he Green had been too sick to attend to tho business of his publication and it Is osslblo that had he known of It he would not have printed Muddocks port because everything else in the ingazlne shows It to be friendly to the atlonal Liberal Party certainly not Isposed to do It any unklndness and I thlnle it Is duo to himself and to the balance of us to apologize for having rlntoj haddocks slander of the officers or of any officer of the N L P Maddock says the S U kicked out twenty years ago am not special stuck ou Jlje AS U but I believe BLUE GRA Riving the devil his due and I thli it Is very probnble that hero la one time tint thin A S Udld thin right thing TO ANARCHISTS socalled AND PRESS WRIi ERS In the Press Writers Department In the Truth Seeker one of then tics thl1t those anarchists who are opposed to lence will change their none to one that Is less offensive mill if tho Press Writers Association can Induce that class of people who call themselves anarchists and are not In favor ofvli hence to adopt a name moro In kecpll Ig with their purposes and plans It will pay for all of the cost of association up to date I have a right to call myself a Camp belllte of a Catholic or a Mormon or a Freelover It I wanted to and noboi would have any right to put me In jail for But jt would not be true and would put my friends at a great dlsm vantage In trying to Uphold me and tho fact that was trying to attract attention by so doing would not bo a sail factory apology to my friends have carefully read recently Issues of Discontent and Free Society ntlll the utterances of neither of those pers are nearly so anarchistic as am and nobody can have less sympatl with what the general English mul American public understand by the word anarchy than I do The people who manage these two papers that call themselves nnarchjs are really only Quakers who take the doctrine of nonresistance and decline to uphold government The Quakers aro good people and their Idea about taking no part in civil government is all good enough so long as somebody else of more practical Ideas keeps up a goven ment that supports them In their right gove1l11mentall right so long as somebody else keeps up a government that protects them In their right to say there olght not to be any government or to thlnle and say and print anything else that does not touch upon the rights of any body else however Impractical It may seem or be But lucre are two paper the whole tenors of which are quiet and unobtrusive and orderly the only fait that I can find with them being that they argue that there should be no ernment and have a theory of life hij sc clcty by which they think they ctnil get along better without any civil government Every Mlllerlte and Quake In the world has thought the same 4ilu ever since ran recollect awryeTTrff was born and nobody has object to their having their opinion because tmer was nothing In their views that njad any body suspect that they wanted to resort to violence to propagate helr so much with these people who call themselves anarchists and then when you take time and pains and pay the money that Is necessary to read their literature you find not to be b any means what everybody else excep themselves mean by anarchists Am there Is no adequate reason why the the whole great world should be forcer to accommodate Itself to the whim of a small body of people comparatively who see cause to call themselves by a name that Is very offensive to the eral public simply because by a logona = hous legerdemain In Greek jugglery It can bo shown that the word anarchj lees not essentially imply the use of force and murder to maintain its tention A late article in the Clncblnnati Com ncrclal Tribune spoke of me as radical speaker in our Cincinnati Congress and said that I was opposed to anarchy It was right In saying and spoke in the language of a great Metropolitan journal that it is A paper of that kind has not the time nor the Incllna lon nor do Its readers demand o explain the difference between an irchy evolutionary and revolutionary It regards It all as hairsplitting between weedledum and tweedledee and while here was not a single man In that gress who would object to tho recent utterances of Dlstcontent and Free loclety they passed a resolution gainst anarchy everybody understanding that Czolgosz was what the great world understood to bo an au rchlst and that his murder of McKln ley tins anarchy The man James F Morton Jr who does nearly all the editing of Discontent Is certainly a man of sense and education and conservatism and is also a moralist If his paper expresses what he really wants done and there is no fall reason to suppose that he Is not as Incere in what he says in his paper as am in what say In mine and I like what he says but am not going to efend anarchy by a long jump or let nobody else do It In this paper except with my repudiation of Its doctrine But If those two papers will Just con tlnue to publish such sentiments as they aro now doing and call their doctrines anything that fittingly and naturally presses It while I do not bellevoln their leory that we ought not to have any civil government I will be friendly with themI not think there wero six men the Congress of the National Liberal arty at Cincinnati wjjp wanted this SS BLADE government to remain just its It Is hilt they all deplored its sunder of Chines and Philippines for tho double pnrpos of robbing them and converting them to Christianity and they all undorstoo awl the leaders said publicly that the government was thus making anarchist and as between a government like this Is today carrying on the Chinese ber and Philippine war and toadyln to royalty kissing the Popos toe nnll Edwards hand and malting asses mat and female of our men and wooer over that German prince and anarch of any brand evolutionary or revolu tlonary I would at least try tho experl ment for a while anyhow of tnkln autarchy In mine but think Imperin Ism and anarchy are just extremes tha are begetting each other and what wo want to do Is to go back to the politico Ideas of the Infidels Paine Jefferson an Franklin and contend for our constitutional rights In the National Llbern Party so long ns there Is nay hope of regaining them by reason and jostle and fight for them when tho nrbitrn mont of arms is nil that Is left and If that fight ever comes ore America imperialism and American pilestcraf are as dead sure to fall together that they now stand together LETTERS TO CONGRESS San Francisco Jan E M Beloved Bishops Potter and Irclan arc reconciling capital and labor Saute old story The church like Got helps lint who has helped himself UI to date the clergy have done nothing for the laborer Now on the eve of hi recognition those consecrated old bilk sneak In std swlpo the laurels Verily verily say unto you that where eve the gospel Is preached It shall be tel as a memorial of them The working man Is a practical slave satisfied with theatrical freedom the only fool who hates his friends and loves his enemies the sole lunatic who curses those who help nod blesses those who despiteful ly use him a pious Glbeontto with a rudimentary pulp for a brain a nightmare for n mind and submission for a creed When ho Is not cursing a phi lanthroplst he Is glorifying a preach er Ignorance Is the foul dam of the in separable twins devotion and conceit The worklngman Is blessed with all three He will never think of tho pos sible so long as he candream of tho Impossible stand before men while he can crawl before a priest What chanci has such an emotional animal with a cultivated prelate In whom casuistry It a trade suavity a gift sophistry Is profession a polished rascal equal at homo in pulpit parlor and politics fie average workingmans brain Is preempted by superstition Preoccu nancy precludes all facts He Is lockei In aijianouiipf selfcoricelt To hit tii Is nsut earthly lie He knowsbecause ho be lleves he knows He resorts to no tests His Impressions are conclusive an old maid writing on Advlci to Mothers Is an authority cause ho Is an onlooker As long as battles are fought he that swelletl the battle afar off will ndvlst generals None gain knowledge save through the bitter travel of experience Only proof In labor brings forth truth Observation IsU distant view of anoth ers graduation mud few there be that profit from It Everything valuable costs something Thin scientist is u drudge the capitalist personified self denial Let not him who has preferred the calm of certainty to the tempest doubt the hell of poverty to the touch flxlon ot economy rail at tine wise and the wealthy Today Carnegie Is the most unpopular of all men In this coun try and Potter and Ireland tho most liopular To win a fools gratitude help him not him to help himself How long has Christianity been vating the ignorant As long as the ntelligent have been doubting thin evator For twenty centuries the church has tried to illumine tho mist of natural stupidity with thin black loud of falsehood Intensifying fool sluices then wondering at increased oily In old times they used to Hog boy then flog him harder for yelling The abject wretch steeped In mental slavery and cowed with superstition lllteratc poor and wholly miserable needs no promise of future Immortally He wants Immediate assistance His very life Is an unanswerable argu neat in behalf of present help in time of trquble A man whose only bank Is heaven whose only halh Is baptism must be stupid and dirty Ho wants no doe spiritual help Ho wants bath louses schools work Rum and rc iglon are brother and sister From heir Incestuous Intercourse springs every vice Thin average neck is born to fit n clerical yoke Priestly thrall etelllall1I111rty ruths he can understand and worships tho many lies he cant I dont object shelIhordHow few dare question a What woman but Josephine Henry I lilis the temerity to call women clcr ical crooks Temporal cooking tor hose who promise her eternal cooking promise to tune my one string eter nally to the Immaculate conception It Mrs Henry will tune hers to clerical cools Potter and Ireland have placed themselves among tho uncnfclflcd mel lahs of cheap philanthropy Future torch annals will ring with their selfsacrifice Reason with tho mass s You might as well soften Jehovahs heart by showing him tho ocean of lood quid tears shied for his sake Now for the plots woman Is either rich or 1001 educated or lllltcr ato Rut she is a goose 0 what a goofe Shell feed tho old man on cold Ittles the preacher pn delicacies lalk a graven Imago Into nervous ilgets on womans domestic rights and die before telling her husband 1las1tOIa Dont you know that wonmnloKH Llbo nllHin would be as desolate to you nn 1 slsterlosa church to n preacher or 1 nuulesfl nunnery to n priest Tho Ignorant use n preacher ns a tel escopo by which to see God It uoel occurs to them that a telescope 8houhl be seen through They mil Irk and hnw before their spiritual adviser as If hl were a stray Jesus who had jumped till heavenly fence Alasltwill bo nor a day before natural abilities sharper cd with education falls to coerce fucn ties awed with hell and soothed with Te Deums Good byel May you nil find thin con Ing year richer In every blessing fay you awl yours grow in hope and health and happiness May you have all na tune cart give here And If there be a hereafter may you enjoy the best thl1 market affords Your brother M GR1EU KIDDER Coalgate I T Jan 22 1002 Dr J B Wilson Cincinnati 0 Dear SrAs the first Congress of tho N L Is nearing I wish to rcinui that am fully In accord with the oh Jects and purposes of till ntlll nothing Impresses me morn strongly In this collection than this fnctthat It our most solemn duty Libra to oppose the enemy by the most extol slyo std thorough organization allli persistent effort It has always seems to mo that we allow our enemies to go unopposed to the legislative malls of our country and secure by organize effort passage of laws abridging anll destroying our National rights and lIh crtlcs while wo oPllose them by a clferous howls after the deadly worle Is done Do something for us at tho grand congress of the N L L Hopis to see the National Liberal Leagi more progressive that the A S U am fraternally yours JNO GENTILINI P STho establishing of seculu Sunday school In my Judgment coal bo one t1tMhe greatest factors for tho advancement of Freethought WILSONS LECTURES Tho two lectures by Dr Wilson which are now published In pampleti Is the Christian Immortality a nomml desire of tho human mind nUll 1m pcrlallstlc Ecclesiastic awl EctTlioml Tyranny the cause of Anarchy aro meeting with ready sales Their poj ularity Is attested by thin fact that nil extra editions of Blades In which the were both published were swapped In orders of tens twentys and him drqds We can offer our readers no better propogandlc literature the uno theologlc and tho other socialist Tho vital question discussed in these lectures should be put Into the haul of every one You caiiall afford to pass a few of these around I have placed myself In debt by publishing a large Quantity of these pampli lets and I hope the readers will as list and relieve me by purchasing them at once You will not only be helping me but help forward the goodwork The prices of tho pamplets on Im mortality Is or for On tho nlvCin cntstII for E Travelers to California Naturally desire to see the grandest aliiI most Impresslyo scenery en route lhls you will do by selecting the Denver Rio Grande and Rio Grande Western Tho Scenic Line of thin World and The Great Salt Lotto Route In one aI both directions as this line has two separate routes across the RIcky Moun tarns between Denver and Ogden Tickets reading via this route are avail able either via Its main line throne the Royal Gorge Leadville over Ten icsseo Pass through the Canon of tho Grand River and Glenwood Springs or da the lino over Marshall 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turo sunny climate and its Great Salt Lalwdoader and denser than tho en In Palestine are but a few tures of Salt Lake Citys countless nt tractions There aro parks drives canons and beautiful outlying nioun ain nod lake resorts Imagine If you can a bath In salt water a mile above level and in water In which tho hu 1sea hotly cannot sink Inquire of your ticket agent for low tourist rates to Salt Lake City or write for Informa 1t0I and copy of Salt Lake City the of tho Saints to S K Hooper eral passenger agent Denver Colo FIFTH EDITION OF KIDDERS VIRGIN MARY ITbo Blade has now printed tho Cth edl tlou Kidders Virgin Mary tho moat famous Infidel article of its length ever yitten It is a book that made the StolY of the birth of Jesus Christ so rl Iculous that I believe ono great reason tllat was not sent to tho penitentiary 1a second tune for printing It is that the presiding judge In the United Star Court was afraid to have It read to tho jury because It would have made tho wholo court 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should bring out many offers from the Grant Moguls of Liberalism This is my plan I will give 10000 toward buying the linotype if any other four ten or more will put up their slmoloons on tho same plan that I do Yon offer to mortgage your outfit If others will not give tho amount I will furnish the wholo amount with good personal security rather than put the plant under the ban of a mortgage Now lot tho authors of those splendid essays who arc getting so much praise for tholr splendid productions take this opportune time when i little money Wilt give thorn a chance for more self aggrandisement In the eyos of the very 0liberal could name a dozen or more of the largo nosed gentlemenstrong minded independent thinkers who wore in attendance at the Cincinnati meeting who should not hosltato to back up their declarations with spot cash as they generally got their say by speaking right out as big nosed men are wont to do I hope the gentlemen will be forthcoming with their ducats Enough should respond at once that more and cheaper priced literature may be given to tho public to down fraud and superstition Wo need more unselfish sincerity in counteracting the Influence of the people are ripe and ready for omtrion sense and this Is the time to give them plain clean literature of a rational HopIng to hear from you soon and that a score or more have been stirred to do and act in your sollc ta tlonsand uwafting eX1egtantlphin- yours I ltlIMI1jJjl Mfi S SPARKS Writes of His Visit to Indian and Ok lahoma Territories To tho Editor of the Blue Grass Blade- have just returned from a two weeks trip to the Indian and Oklahoma TerritoriesI tho Indian Reservation at Ft El Reno where two regiments of sol I iitiers are stationed The buildings are situated upon eighteen sections of land owned by the Government affording the finest drilling ground In tho world Near Ft El Reno is a small place called Darlington presided over by Ma jor Straub at which Is located an Indian school which Is now attended by three hundred Indian pupils boys and girls ranging In age from six to eighteen years They have their dormitories and are marched to and from the school building dally on which occasions an Indian boy about eighteen years of age strikes the triangle The Government maintains this school feeding and cloth Ing tho pupils and paying tho salaries of tho teachers At this place tho ernment also raises u great many fine cattle and horses and In this locality there are many Indians The Government allows each Indian largo and small six pounds of beet every two weeks and they have what they call an ipsue station The Indians congre gate around at the appointed time and hand their tickets to the Government agent who signifies to the beet cutter how many pounds to bo delivered the head of each family I was out on issue day and found that the cutter was an Indian whose acquaintance I had formed at Chester Park last summer named Noble Preston Mr Preston at one stroke of the cleaver could cut six pounds of beef or any multiple of six with great accuracy The Government also allows oach Indian groceries monthly and a pension I think of t month payable quarterly Besides 1pach Indian owns acres of land In his own right which however he can not dispose of until all his children ar rive at ago and consent thereto Te uovornmeiu at this point as well as at all of Its other Indian agencies maintains a corps of police who In nearly every Instance are Indians to each of whom In addition to his rations and monthly pension there Is allowed per month for his services Through this kindness on tho part of the Gov ernment the Indians are not compelled to work they are consequently becom ing very lazy and It Is a difficult thing to find moccasin or any other Indian manufacture In their tepees and Indian blankets nro a very rare thing Indeed met one Indian nt this place Robert Block by name who a bookkeeper 1for the Government Ho receives a sal of about per month and a cot tage In which he and his family reside His wife Is u Sioux Indian and is n graduate of Carlisle College He is a 33rd degree Mason She Is not only ac complished In all the higher branches of learning but has considerable music al talent especially piano and her touch Is as light as most nonprofessionals I found the Indians nt this point as well as nt Watongn a very peaceable pad 1H orderly people Oklahoma affords ninny surprises to tho Easterner Oklahoma City a tows about twelve years old has a populathu of about eight thousand people All of Its streets are as wide us our Broadway and ate well paved the sidewalks are twelve feet In width saw a great many line brick buildings some of them five stories In height Tin city has water works electric lights gas mid sewerage system The building are modernly equipped with elevator service and forth and a modern that of six rooms rents for per month The city la surrounded by some of the richest land In the world a farm In Its vicinity cannot bo bought for less than 5000 This city bids fair to heroine thu principal city of Oklahoma and could have the capital of tho territory If an effort were made to secure It was also down In the new cOlin try of territory and fount the development and population most marvelous Lawton a town six months old linn population of fifteen thousand people It has brick houses stone houses cottages and tents The water In thh vicinity Is not good They have no water works but are arranging to pipe watii from a lake situated ten miles north and elevated feet above the city The lake Is fed by springs nail of course water Is very wholesome- In northwestern part of the terri tory visited a town of about 1000 In habitants named Ingorsoll In honor tho late Col Robert Ingersoll It situated In one of tho garden spots of the territory anti Is filled up with people who are followers of the great agnostic In their midst they have no saloons tad consequently no churches or disorder If a man Is desirous of leading a quiet peaceable lawabiding life where he Ian mingle with tip best on earth would advise him to locate Ingersoll- found in many harts of territory rich and productive land yielding 30 to 45 bushels of wheat per acre can be bought at almost ones own price for the reason that a great ninny wan derers and tramps found their way to Oklahoma territory beforo the opening and were on the ground at the time anti were successful In drawing lucky numbers Being a people however who are ills posed to travel and wander from placo aIII to dispose of them In order to obtain a little ready cash The climate of the territory Is unex- celled They only have about two months of winter and stock does not re quire shelter During the months of July and August It Is somewhat warm In veryimust pastured winter order to keep It down otherwise It would be come jointed and grow very rank and would be worthless A great many of the farmers have houses made of soJ some having two rooms Tho rooms are nicely plastered and afford a very comfortable temporary abode C S SPARKS HUGGING SOCIETY Becomes Prominent Feature In Church Work In an Ohio Town TOLEDO 0 Jan The Church Hugging Society organized last week at Belle Center 0 Is raising no end of disturbance there anti at other points In the State It was first proposed rather as a joke hy sonic funloving girls connected with the little village church but created so much excitement that the soclty was formally organized with U C Bates as President and Mss Idella Dennison as acting secretary The schedule approved Is as follows Girls under years of ago cents for a hug of two minutes or cents a short sQueeze under 20 years 00 cents from to 75 cents schoolmarms cents other mens wives old maids cents each and no limit The society has members and on Monday evening and uptodate perform inco was given along theitchedulc lines Another Js set for February Tho er people of the church are up In arms CommentUp In arms Is gool11 suppose this means that the older en of the church are up In the arms of the older men of the church FROM THE CONGRESSMAN WHO SKUN HENRY Ur Charles Moore Lexington Ky Dear SirI have received your very kind letter of recent date commending the speech made by mo some days slnco In tho House of Representatives In that speech I tried to speak the plain truth as well as call the attention of the pen ple of the country to the lamentable condition of attains in our department of state am deeply gratified to know that the good people of Kentucky prove the stand took You will prob ably bo Interested to know that have eeelved hundreds of letters from all parts of the country contending my ut erances on tho subject Again thank Ing you am Very truly yours CHARLES K WHEELER CommentWhen yoiivcomo across a nan named Charles especially If ho comes from ICciiluciiylook out for something good BEHIND THE BARS 31498 PRICE My second book Behind the Bars 31498wrltten while I was the guest of your Uncle Samuel In the pent jntlary at Columbus where ho put me to 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believe the time 1s very near when the National Liberal Party which you were largely Instrumental in forming will hold the balance of power and will ultimately control this government W W WAL LACE Brunswick Maine Enclosed 200 The Blade Is certainly worth more that 100 a year to me should continue to subscribe to It were It double the price take six of our leading free thought papers and magazines and not one of them takes the placo of the Blade It Is unique among all the others I usually wait until Sunday morning when i am in an especlalllj devotional frame of mlndf to sit down and read the Blade If 200 Is not enough I will end you 200 niOleI- CURTIS MARIETTA OHIO Enclosed 100 The N L P declares for woman suffrage If all women were like Mrs Henry It would be all right but where there Is one like her there are 10000 Who would vote for Sunday laws and God In tho Constitution Think ol the state of affairs of all these women In the Epworth League Christian En deavor and W T U had a chance to vote Dont sign my name CommentWhat you say is true and all Intelligent Infidel woman suf fragists have often thought of that and the fact that men who claim to be Christians for business purposes are not willing to trust their unintelligent Christian wives Is what beats woman suffrage Rut with woman suffrage It Is that things might be better and Impossible that they could be could not possibly vote for anything worse than the Chinese war that men voted for and do not be llcvo the women of any grade would vote for a war In which as In China thin Christian soldiers ravished tho wo men and then marched oft with their little babies sticking on their bayonets and t tat Is what the men voted for THANKS CAPTAIN LOYD MItele Ind Mil 14r ElJ 102 Dear Brother Moore desire through thin columns of the Blade to thank W Loyd of New Rochelle N Y for a beautiful paper weight wrought from the wood of thin hickory tree that stands upon the grave of the Immortal Thomas Paine the authorhero of the revolution The gavel presented to the convention of the National Liberal Party and the canes to thoso of Its oldest mem bers by Brother Lloyd have won for him a high place In the affections oj that great body of men anti women and tho paper weight that ho has now pre seated to me wrought front the wood of the saute historic tree awakens In my mind a long train of pleasing re ItectloiiB anal the liveliest sense of gratitude No Higher and stronger evidence Is needed to demonstrate the goodness of an American than love for the memory of Thomas Paine and judged by this standard W Loyd occupies a front place In the vanguard of thin brave and courageous men and women who ate now seeking to restore the Republic that was first conceived In the mighty brain of Thomas Paine The converse of this proposition Is true and It Is a genuine pleasure to mo to know that the enemies of the human race and the mnllgners of Thomas Pain with pusllanlmous Theodoro Roosevelt at their head will ere long bo driven from the temple of Liberty by the righteous scorn and indignation of nnlrreslstable army of patriots like 0 W Loyd- I wish to assure Brother Loyd that every day rind every hour the memory of Thomas Pain Is growing brighter and greener with the lapse of lime ami that the day Is corning when his nave will be written in letters of gold over the portals of every civilized homo In the world told he will live eternally embalmed in the hearts of all man kind T J BOWLES Very Low Rates to the Northwest March to April the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul Railway will sell tickets to Montana Idaho and North aclflc coast points at the following greatly reduced rates From Chicago to Butte Helena and Anaconda 3000 Spokane 305U Portland Tacoma Se Utlo Victoria and Vancouver 3300 Choice of routes via Omaha or St Paul For further Information apply to any Coupon ticket agent In the United States or Canada or address MordoiiRh Traveling Passenger Agent Carew Building Cincinnati Ohio From Georgetown Times At Warsaw Ind Miss Charlotte Lee aged eighty years was fatally burned while praying rear the kitchen stove Several comforts which wero vrapped around caught from the tire and sho was burned to crisp be fore help arrived CommentIf were to catch fire mil burn lo deatu while I was praying Christians would say I didnt quit siz ing before I got to hcllI JUDGE LADD AND HENRY WOOD S J IN SAN FRANCISCO DULLETIN In the San Francisco Bulletin of Sunday February 23 under the heath Christianity and NeoPlatoulsm there Is a long and learned discussion between one ludgo Parish Ladd of Alameda California and Henry Woods J of San Francisco dont know what S J stands for but sonic of the article augoDtn that It might be Sam lanes Judge Ladd In his usual dignified and conservative style shows the ev olution of the Christian religion from mythology and the teachings of such philosophers as Buddha Zoroaster Socrates Plato and Plotlnus But It seems that there in nothing that makes a professional religionist as Woods seems to be so furiously mad as a calm solid honest scholarly ar gument against his dear religion out of which he gets hIs grub Accordingly Woods who Is evidently not out of the woods jumps onto Ladd with both feet and with hob nails In his little byplay In Greek exegesis a lingo that Ladd seems to be not thoroughly up to Woods gets the ad vantage of Ladd and In many regards Woods shows himself an adept in po lemics hut In all tho solid elements of argument and demonstration Ladd has the advantage of him and In spite of Woods evident great shrewd ness he falls Into a very common weakness among religious apologists that of browbeating and severe per sonalism when they find themselves short on argument Judge Ladd Is certainly scholarly but he right frequently In articles to tho Blade says things that do not seem absolutely conclusive to me and have wished that sonic learned man an the Christian side would take him up In the right kind of a spirit and Woods had he been a kinder and gen tler man might have done this very finely Woods on some small and Immaterial points as they appear to me In an ordinary reading has beaten Ladd but Woods has lost a line opportunity If he really knew my argument to reply to Ladd by the assumption of that peculiar Chris tian hauteur that Is Inspired by the knowledge that they hate the advant ago In numbers and tnat there are inoro people who are Influenced by bombastic talk than there are by ar gument SI- n tho meanwhile the fact that a great metropolitan paper like the Bul letin Is throwing its Sunday columhs open to both sides In religious discussion shows that by pretty rapid strides In higher journalism there Is getting to be a demand for the Infidel side of thin question about religion The peoplo are getting tired of the maudlin perfuiictoriness of the pulpit that just grinds out old thing and rams It down the people like a sau sage stiffer Now you see If just had that lino type machine would print the whole tilt between Ladd and Woods SMACK ME ONE FOR LUCK Hurrah for Charlie Moore Hes Just the man for me In Missouri or Kentucky Wherever he may be Charlie thinks the ladles Have the full right to talk Just as the gentlemen Have the full right to walk Im a girl of fifteen Hut how do despise To hear all the skypilots Toll horrid Bible lies Charlies not an anarchist And neither that am We want a good government And by It live or die Yes Ill be a heathen With Brother Charlie stand Vlth his wife and lovd ones A Blade within my hand Three cheers for Mister Hughes Ho to his work is true Should the moon turn all to blood And all the stars turn blue Kato Austin must take care Or shell go far away With all other anarchists To stay till Judgment day Mr Moore just keep a head Nor fear the worlds dark frown For your work is spreading fast In country and lu town Charlie is a great man He has the nerve and pluck If I were In Lexington Id smack him one for luck MISS NOLA TEAGUE Duncan WISCONSIN FARM LANDS The best of 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traverses a territory rich intundeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities fordoagriculture horticulture stock rais lag mining and manufacturing And last but not least is The Scenic Route for Tourists The Frisco System now offers the traveling public excellent service and fast time fJj Between St Louis and Kansas City and points in Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and the Southwest Between Kansas City and points In Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and Mem phis and points In Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the West and Southwest Full Information as to route and rates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of the Company or to Passenger Traffic Department Commercial Building Saint Louis THE BEST LINE TO It Irilill HIa1 Sena In your orders for the Sac rI rament by Grier Kidder ten cent each or twelv for one dollar itt if1RABBI HIRSCH DENIES THAT THE JEWS CIFIED CHRIST Blames It on the Priests and Caplt ll Ists if the Times With eloquent and logical argllmcnt Dr Emil Hirsch last night attempt to prove to his congregation at felllple Israel Fortyfourth street and St La ronce avenue that the Jews were n t responsible for the crucifixion of Christ anti that the deed was direr the result of the greed and the rap nlousness of the priestly class of hIs time and the Roman authorities Among ills arguments Dr Hirsch stated that there Is no such word al crucify in the Jewish language and that there was no such punishment In the Jewish law Crucifixion was a Roman death penalty and was nevi inflicted by the Jews Dr Hlrsch also stated that the trial of Jesus was In direct violation of every Jewish law The Btbli tatcl that he was put to death rfn the eve ot tilt Passover festival It Is one of tlJ most immovable of the Jewish laws that felons cannot be put to tenth on the eve or the day of the Passover nlll upon the Sabbath lay Furthermore Dr Hirsch said thut no man could be put to death accon hug to the Jewish law except upon the testimony of two witnesses and then capital sentence was never passed m tli these two witnesses could show that they hall had cognizance of tho crime and hUll warned the criminal he fore the act was committed llablil Hirsoh also said that it waf not a rime among the Jews for any man to call himself the son of God as nil the Jews called themselves sons of fodCommentIn all these historical dee larations and arguments about Christ the one most important and the on least considered is1Vns there eel such a person What does all this everlasting dit pntatlon amount to over a personally whose existence has not and cannot he proven Whose historical Nity takes no ldglme tank than that of thl most ancient myth It would he more to the point if Rabl Hlrfich had first expressed his oplnlo is to the existence of such a person af Christ He has here attempts to prove the Christian account of the Crucifixion to be all a lie and from the Jewish standpoint has pretty well succeeded If the incidents relating to his crucifixion lire false what relin hlllty can he placed upon any other mention of him Why should Rabb Hlrscli admit even for the sake of ar gumnnt that such a person existed unless the Jewish theologians are in dined to indulge the secret and pleat ant satisfaction of observing their old enemies making a God of a Jew worshipping him I am sure if I weN- t a Jew nothing would tickle me turn thun to see the hellfire Christian and wholesale datnners the souls of men worship a Jewj and possibly from a racial standpoint as well its heezhess one Id let em keep III their expensive advertisement Every Jewish scholar knows that there Is absolutely no evidence ot the existence of an historical Jesus Christ that the accepted Christ of Chris tlanlty Is only an analogue a Sun symbol or the other Saviors of men who preceded him The brief reference In Josephus has long been regarded and declared by the most learned Christian scholars as an Interpolation Inserted by the Catholic monks about the time of the begin ling of the printing of hooks Did he or did he not exist filltl the one great question I have run sacked everything bearing upon this Bibject and can find no evidence whatever loathing me to entertain even n probability of his having existed- I have always said that a God who made up his mind to come to earth for the purpose of becoming the Savior of men for all timeto guide the actions of men for all time and to be wor slipped by men for all time who win either so unthoughtful or lacked tit sense to fix his Identity so that men wouldnt dls pute about It through all ttmo hate burn torture fight and slaughter about It through all tlme13 the most common ordinary tool God that ever God ded It over mystified soul befuddled humanity in all time J a W THE BROADAXE A Pious Paper Devotes Eight umns to Me The BroadAxe a religious paper pub fished In Louisville Ky has forty night columns and it devotes eight of them to me The name suggests some thing trenchout but it is not so by any means tried twice to read the article about myself and had to give it up though almost anything that talks about me is interesting to me I sketched over the piece and the end Ing of It was about the best of it It reminded me of Folks whisky W H Polk is an editor In Lexington and like all Lexington editors except me knows good whisky He was trav eling once and somebody handed him a flask of one of the outside brands of whisky and said Try that its got the finest farewell you ever tasted Poll sampled it made a wry face an- dsaidIt ought to have a fine farewell its got the damndest howdydo I ever tasted The BroadAxes farewell is as lows t t HELLWARD BOUND The heathen says the BroadAxe hates him The BroadAxe HAi1o YOUR SINS laments your Ignorance of the Bible and prays God for Jesus Christs sake to save your soul A man- who misleads men and women by a slanderous tongue and poisoned pen merits the most severe punishment at the hands ot an allpowerful and jllllt Goo We are glad that there Is u hell reserved for the impenltnnt wick They deserve punishment And If In your old days with one foot on the blink of tho grave dont itFII NT of your sins men will write your epitaph Hellward hound DR MANGASARIANS CATECHISM Muncie Ind March IS R 302 Dear Brother Moore A short time ago I ordered a copy of Dr Mangasarlans CatechismIt Is a tle hook pages consisting chapters of questions and answers nnlll as President of the National Liber Party after a careful examination of the book pronounce It without reserve or hesitation the most important contr button to Free Thought literature that has been made since the beginning of the twentieth century It Is just what every Free Thinker In the world needs and I recommend that every member of the National Liberal Party provide themselves Immediate with a copy of this invaluable little book On all the great questions that dlville Onnodox Religionists from Free Thin ers the writer is so clear and luminous to logical and fair that It is imposslbl for any mind no matter how hopeless ly piejudlced to rise from a caret reading of this little book without Ing ashamed that he ever belonged to an orthodox church If this little book could find its wa hto every home in the United States it would do more to promote the happiness of our struggling and soowlng people than all the priests In Christen dour have ever done from the days of Mclchlzcdek down to Sam Jones anl1 Talmage therefore feel It to he m duty to recommend this little book to every Free Thinker in the world ami to advise them to aid all they posslbl can to circulate it among their friend and acquaintances for by so doing I can assure you that you will give a lie impetus to the religion of science and humanity and contribute a telling at the life of superstition and besides this after ydii have read the hook yoi will rejoice as never before that you are free from the awful bondage of ortho dox religion To make the world hap pier should be our constant aim and this nOble aspiration can never be Ized in full fruition until the dogmas of revealed religion are completely eradi cated from the brain of civilized men T L BOWLES Pres N L Ph RESOLUTION1t Upon the Death of J Wilms According to usual custom upon the decease of a member of this Society we hereby place upon our records our appreciation of the great loss th Society has sustained in the death of our beloved and highly esteemed bro ther J Wilms He was a charter member pf tlils Society and its Treas urer during the greater part of its existence He was always a regulai attendant and a willing worker and contributor earnest enthusiastic and sincere inspiring the respect love ind affection of the whole member ship We deplore his loss which will lie felt for a long time to come We miss his strong face and warm change of friendship and brother lood We rejoice at the memory he has left us of his sterling worth In flexible honesty and uprightness of character and love and sympathy for nil the enslaved and oppressed of earth With his family we express our lympalliy for their great loss and join them in their bereavement J B WILSON D ANDREW HOGG M J PUSHING AGNOTICISM From Evening Metropolis Jackson vllle Fla The announcement is made that a nllllon dollars has been subscribed to maintain and extend the Peoples Church of America and carry on the fight against orthodoxy This great sum has been subscribed in Chicago where Dr Hiram W Thomas who at the head of the socalled Peoples Church in that city has been able to Induce a number of very wealthy len to join In the movement Dr E Roberts maintains such a church In Kansas City and holds great meet- Ings at the Auditorium every Sunday He say that this movement will stag gel the orthodox churches when they realize its magnitude for this one mll 1Ion dollars which has actually been ubscrlbed in Chicago is but the be liining and millions mote will be sub cribed and paid in within the next five years it is rumored that Dr Roberts Has been chosen to become the national missionary of the organ- Ization and that he will tour the country and start the movement in every cltr of any size and Importance but r Roberts while not denying that this is true will say nothing about plansl says that Voltaire 7 I BTlIE 01 Thomas Paine and Robert Inge soil did not live In vain and that with- In the next live years the orthodi churches are going to lose thousam upon thousands of members Many agnostics have visited FlorhtlJ the past wlnfer and have talked for their doctrine In hotels among peopl In a quiet way showing an earnest ness that means a determination of furthering their belief throughout the county CONGRATULATES DR WILSON Paragould Ark March 1902 Dr JD Wilson Cincinnati Ohio Dear SlrPlease allow me to extend to you my many thanks for the IInswer to Rabbi Phlllpsons discussion on Free Thinkers It Is policy for the Rabbi to make such discussion to help keep his business up but I would be willing to het a dollar to a ginger cake the truth was known that he dont belleve It I am a Jew but a Free Think Any Jew who Is not narrowminded not help hut to be a Free Thinker believe In the teachings of Franklli Jefferson and Paine I believe tnfree dom liberty and Humanity anti any man who has lived In a Christian con try like Godforsaken Russia where I was born and partly raised could not help but to be a Free Thinker AlIII any man who believes In freedom erty and humanity and good government ought to be a Free Thinker With best wishes for Freo Thought liberty and humanity am yours GEORGIE AND LEOLY In Denver a priest named ORan patlander of course said In all the history of the church know of no man who has had so many qualities of greatness as Leo XIL And he will shine In history at a time when people shall be disputing whetl er George Washington was a Comach Indian or a nigger That priest is a specimen of the frozen vipers 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