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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 11 tk f i f Jii h BLUE GRASS BLADEDO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU CONFUCIUS i Frl1korTHEWORLD Is MY COUNTRY TOO GOOD MY RELIGION TOM PAINS t 2D1 0AtiHONEST GOD IS THE NOBlIiat WORK OF MAN INQER80LL 1 fl 1lifjnEDITEDROOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL XL NO 13 LEXINGTON KY SUNJDY MAY 18 E M 302 X100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE issue for one year 100 6nrr u fill t25O TERMS 1100 per year In advance in clubs of five cent foreign sub x150rALL drafts and Express orders payableto the BLADE Lexington Ky DO NOT order your paper discontinued without paying ajreare THAT DAD on address tab is t the time of expiration of your sub IJf pcriptloh WHBN change your address dylso this orcegi iflg old se Wen al new reas r rOIIoH 1 1whetherTjii are abeW tTtiid eno- tlnorfber EetThirrEkiBBBD it the Poet otl1oel Iiesdng ton Ky asBficcnd Clasa Moil Addrega all oommonicatlpna to BLUE gRABS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky earInClub Rates and Sample Copies Tho BLADB will bo sent for cents a year caob for any order for STVEby more Baafisoopisa will bs sent irae AGENTS FOR THE BLADE Anybody can be an Agent for the Blade by gentling two cents each for ten papers or more ADVERTISING IN THE BLADE Rowells Newspaper Directory aaya 4 6368 + t Average Weeekly Circulation + for 80M 1 4 BLUE GRASS BLADE + i Uexlngton Ky + + The leading weekly in the + + State Published In the heart + 4 of the BluC Grass Region Cir 4culateH In every State In the 4 4 Union and in some foreign + + countries + 4 Reaches a liberal class of + + buyers Advertising rates and 4 4 sample copies on application + iS + + 4 iI + + 44344fMy terms are 1000 an inch a year paid In advance regardless of the number of inches and for nothing less than a year CHARLES 0 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 drink It believe from the time It Issues frorn the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery uhtll It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor touchesItdo not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be 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 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 thus devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouten of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do n ct wonder every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff Yjii iaiiiiH5 k THAT 500 Has Been Subscribed for the Linotype And We Start Right Now to Get 100000 Readers for the B 0 B have asked yon to give me to make the first payment on a linotype that will coat f 1500 beside the expenses Incident to placing it ready for busi ness in the office of the Blue Grass Blade in Lexington Ky Tho Blade of May excepting a few copies in the beginning that had at the head ot the announcement tshoV ed you that J5026 had boon subscribed and some moro has come iu and proba bly will come in and tho total amount up to the printing of the Blade of May 18th will be given in those brackets 151225 It would be very remarkable if some part of the money subscribed did not from various reason fall to be paid A comparatively small part of It has been paid but I believe that as much as of it will be paid There are some others who have said they intended to contribute to the fund but who have never authorized me tput their names on the list and o course we have not done so Of course I hope these parties wit contribute what they said they intend ed to do but In this as in all the bal ance it must be a matter of conscience and generosity with them and they must Judge whether or not the fact the amount asked for has been raise releases them from the obligation Candidly I cannot decide about it but i1anrcaes where ttaey cats without tcggreattlucofiy4rrinc6ilotlieii6eivesJL hope They will give me the benefit of doubtdsay that l feel deeply grateful to this beautiful present from Mends o the Blademen and women old and young rich and poor is a very inade quite expression of my feeling and I in tend more practically to show my ap preciation of your kindness by an effor- to make each and every one of you fee that you have made a good Investment of your money in the great improve ment in many salient regards of this little paper While it is true the amount given considering the circulation of the Blade 4le not large and that thousands if no millions of dollars are given to other newspapers it is true that what given to other newspapers including all not in the Infidel propagandiam is given for mercenary or selfish motives and done with the hope of getting back more than is given while all given to the Blue Grass Blade is given as a pure ly moral principle and to benefit others and when the giving will probabl cause loss financially rather than ben alit to those who give There is not a newspaper In America outside of Infidel propagandiein th friends of which would have aealstedlt as uselflshly as my friends have don for me in donating the for the lino type There are two reasons why I want Mr Hughes retained as the publisher of the Blue Grass Blade as long at I live and he lives and the Blade lives lie to continue ae such in case he survlyes me as is of course probable he nearlyIfThese two reasons are that this priv ilege belongs to Mr Hughes as long as be desires it because he has won it by an heroic devotion to the interests of this paper unparalleled by that of any man who was ever connected simply with the mechanical department of any newspaper Being in no wuy related me other than as in the beginning an accidental employe on this paper he has showed his willingness to go to the penitentiary necessary in defence of the paper and of myself and upon him not half compensated for his labor has fallen the brunt of the issuing of this other reason why I want Mr Hughes to remain as publisher of this paper that he Is not only generally competent and an indefatigable laborer and absolutely moral man but he has specialpose any other man can overhave Personally I am In hard lines financially and do not nay that tt the Blade should ever make a first class success financially I would not take from it something to holp inu for the fortune that have lost as an lutldol propagandist but Ida say that want Mr Hughes to get a nice fortune out of this paper in order to encourage other men to do as he has done and I do also say that even if the Blade makes a financial success I want to die a poor man because at my advanced age fame is more than fortune to too and I want the world to see even more markedly if possible than in the case of Inger soil that moneygetting was no part however small of the motive I had in being an Infidel propagandist I left the pulpit when bad plenty o money honored and loved by all wh knew me and in which could have made a fortune that would easily have made me worth 100000 today as m father before me had done with little trouble and with a hospitality and generosity that wero lavish I wonfcln to Infidel propagandise when Ibe lIe ed it would be the ruin of me finan dully and socially when 1 had never read any infidel book except the Bible the finest of all Infidel publications when I had never seen any Infidel Iii mv life except a few superior men who came to taut preach and the most mln nt of whom I converted an baptized and when the world had nave- hoard the name of Ingersoll and I never beard the name in my life and yet I have not been daunted by the penitentiary and am writing this with a part of my penitentiary uniform on The linotype that we will have is the Junior It costs and is equal to four printers The completest lino- type touts fB000 and is equal to seven printers but am satisfied that the Junior will do for the Blade or for any weekly paper The manufacturers have guaranteed that the Junior will give us satisfaction ao the larger one and does require- a has been to Chicago to see about it and the manufacturers promise to deliver one the earliest pos sible which can hardly be before the middle of June and probably later than that inventiondother and it will take about a months practice on it to ban expert r rle r ance It will tft set solid that II the lines will be asv close together as the Bladetadvertising will beUged in reading mat ter and tree catalogues will be relied upon for our book advertising so that the result will be that the Blade will readingtnot mean to underrate the long theological essays that appear in our other Infidel newspapers and some of these will be in the Blade but the Blade Will be a newspaper in the sense that it andtInfidelity and will therefore be im readsing of the great masses of the people than any Infidel periodical ever pub Blade will not worry itself much about Moses and the Devil and God All three of those are dead and we dont want to say things against dead themywe some what warm for some of the living I have so conquered my enemies that againeper GoverneThe rates of the Blade will be scaled from 100 for a single number down to cents for numbers Mr Hughes thinks I may get 10000 readers be lieve I will get 100000 readers and will work with that expectation- To do this from the start that I now have would not be so wonderful as to have come to what It is from the start It had In the beginning I will have the finest Infidel writers in the world The Blade never before had half sogood an outlook as it has today I cannot succeed unless the Blades friends help me but I have reason to believe that they will help me The Blades terms will be one cent for a single number sent any where a year for a single number 260 for a club of five and a nicely bound Behind the Bars 81498 or Dr Greera large med ical work as a premium forty cents each for a club of ten with the same books as a premium and cents each for a club of with the same books as In the money you have subscribed for the linotype and begin at once to assist the Blade to get 100000 readers in three years from the time the lino starts 25000 of them to beta one year from that time wereAt SLLouls laying the cornerstone ofa Presbyterian church and a millionaire by the ungodly name of Boogher was bossing the Job The derrick tell down and hurt old Boogu or and killing a pretty girl right by his side If I had been God I would have kill ed old Boogher and have saved the girl I never knew of a God that hall any sense lr AJPRIVATE Tfae Ingersoll Memorial Association of brewf EIlchwald to the last meeting of the associa ytion Reichwald was a member of the Executive Board Now he Is sitting in aWjiyback seat among the privates As Ar emus Ward was wont to Inquire Nli1i thus thusly 5fn dont know the whole Inside of the matter but we have learned enough to give an Intelligent accurate and re liable account of the affair Itgeems as tnough Relchwald wanted ofdclean honest open businesslike and successful record as secretary of the A Slithey didnt want him and wouldnt hayl him and he got awful sore and to quiet him he was placed on the Execu tive Board In this capacity he had made himself havinghie justsas he had been President Secretary Treasurer and exBoard of the A S U When Chicago Liberals got right next to him at last then they appreciated Nil sona longenduring patience Among letsReichwald have his whole way in ting up a Paine dinner in January The dines only cost 70and the Associa tion They is equal to some of his brilliant financiering in the A S U Hes a cracwerJack on figuring It further thnf vTClfhii M1 9Sa 26n trAtfp c om surreptitious worlt ntuini dove applications for membership car rylghls personal animosities and re venues into the association Hv got tripped up on W W Wallace one of Chicagos stalwart Liberals the crime of Wallace being that he had some opinions of his own as to the recent unpleasantness and is a member of the National Liberal Party Wallace got his Highland Scotch up and appeared before the board in person at a general meeting two weeks ago Then It was that Reichwalds old fan tastic antics were discovered in other at tempted holdups besides that of Wale is known that the members have wanted to get him off the Executive Board for some time Here was their opportunity so they just took him by the seat of the breeches stood him on hia head and thoroughly spanked him and then each gave him a kick in his oQcial basement and so bounced him from office iue members of the association wouldnt stand seven minutes the bump tiousness Wilson stood for seven months They didnt want any more Palne dinner financiering and seeing that Reichwald was In for running every thing his own way or run It In the grpund it became a case of having to get rid of him as an official They be gan to realize that his presence on the Executive Board Jonahed the whole bus la possible now that some interest and confidence will be placed in the as sociation outside of Chicago It Is now iu order for Brother Pea coclt to go away off to the North Pole and sit in his shirt tall on a spike of the Aurora Borealis and write a letter to Secular Thought explaining this bounce of his Palm Saint lie might have been able to get It In the Truth Seeker but Mack hasnt for gotten those letters of Reichwald to Heston In which he said Dont tell Gene Gene is getting your moneys and It looks no though Gene too had given him a kick in the base mont story when he has to go away off to Canada to get a public hearing This bounce Is a significant Intima tion of what will be done to Relchwald at the next convention of the A S U that Is If It ever convenes It it does convene and any interest taken in it it can have but one prime object that of fumigation The probability is that the call will be made and the old guard out of selfrespect will remain away as be must now be plain to everyone that the greatest Injury and setback to ganized Liberalism that ever happened Uln his country was the elevation to supreme authority for eight years of E C RelchwaldrNow that he Is oft the Executive Board of the Ingersoll Memorial ciation we feel Inclined to take some In terest In It and suggest and advise membership In It We would be glad to see a beautiful and commodious building erected in Chicago this building to be utilized as National headquarters of Liberalism With wornout Inefficient and Irresponsible branches out of the way there Is no reason why there should not be a union of Liberal elements with head quarters In Chicago This proposed building should also be utilized for lectures and social looms and offices and In particular a great printing plant for free distribu tion of pamphlets and other Liberal literatureIt grand and worthy project Chicago la In the center of the coun try and will soon be our greatest city The founders of the Ingersoll Memo rial Association are looking far ahead and building wisely We dont want to be nomads forever We want headquarters A worthy cause should have its own habitation Let Liberals all over the country think about this and Interest themselves in this matter It will be the labor of a number of years yet but when completed It will be the pride of Liberalism in America and an occasion of worldwide Liberal rejoicing The membership is one dollar per annum Write to Frederick Maims Secretary 811812 Ashland Block Chicago Illinois BULLETIN OF THE- NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY The Executive Board of the tional Liberal lrty met irt Cincinnati mattersbtbtisIn the Interests of the Party As the constitution requires that the secretary shall make a semiannual statement to its members either publicly or privately it was thought that the postage and stationary re quired for such a statement would pay for printing a small paper which would be sent by pound rates to ten or fifteen thousand Liberals through out the country thus acquainting them with ths work and prospects of organizationWe the Liberals and this requires work and money We expect to spend what money we have on hand in building up our membership A surplus for other purposes will depend upon a large member ship This will require the work of several years For cases of defense we will have to ask for donations but we prefer a large membership to depend upon for our resources and thus avoid beg ging It is the duty of every member to go to work The success of the Party depends upon the field workers The officers can reach the masses only by written communication The members can talk direct to Liberals and induce them to join Will you do it You must Your enrollment as a member Is a declaration of your zeal It should be a matter of pride with all of you to see that our membership is doubled every year Each member can surely add one to the list and the Liberal who cant get Just one Isnt worth the powder to blow him up and hasnt the enthusi asm of a salt mackeral We are going to map out some work for the mom born to do The Bulletin will bs Issued about July We will send It broadcast and want overy Liberal to pass It on All Liberals who have not sent In their membership fee for this year will please send in at once J B WILSON VicePresident FROM DISCONTENT Home Wash Aptll 30 1902 Dear Mr Moore Thank you for your letter As you will see by this weeks Discontent the confusion about our postornce obliges us to suspend for three of four keep Discontent on your list however as we shall resume pub lication as soon as this matter is straightened out when I shall use the mater you have kindly sent Fraternally yoursJAMES F MORTON JR DR HAMMER My Article In the Lexington Leader Thought to Be All That Should Be Done In His Case Friends who are managing the case of Dr Hammer of Newton Iowa have written me letters In which they say that my article In the Lexington Leader and which was also in the Blade of May Is exactly accurate and Is all that should be said and that It is exactly right to have It in the Lexington Lead er but that It would be a disadvantage to make any special circulation of the Blade containing the article among the people of that community because the Christians are so bitter against the Blade The matter will be discussed in the Blade by its friends and myself when thought necessary but we will only send the Blade to its regular patrons in Iowa when It has in it any discussion of the Dr Hammer case Persons who wish to send any friends in that State the article from the Biada will please cut it from the Blade and not send the whole paper It is pretty hard that the case of a man in the civil courts in this country should be damaged by the fact that he has Infidel friends but the Christians have the power and they are going to make us suffer when they can If it were my own case I would want all Infidel papers to defend me let the consequences be what they would but In the case of another I will abide the judgment cf these in the best position to know Jf lPREMIUMS t fl FOR THE THAT BEAT THEiBANDYBehind the Bars 3149Sor Dr J Grccrs Physician in tho House u a Premium For Every five New Subscribers at 50 Cents E chtBUT THEY MUST BE NEW ONES I have started out to raise 100000 readers for the Blue Grass Blade in 3 years from the time the linotype first turns a wheel in the Blade office and cf these 26000 should be in one year from that time Of course Mr Hughes and r appreciate that this can only be done at the minimum margin of profit One of the plans to do this is by giving premiums The rpemlums that we offer are my personwritten book Behind the Bars 31498 and A Physician In the House by Dr J H Greer of Chicago who I think Is or was a Professor in the Medical College in that city For every new subscribersand they must be really new onesat cents each will give either one of the above books that may be selected by the party getting new subscribers and he shall have one of these books for each that he may get The copies of Behind the Bars 31Pthat will be given are all neatly bound with gilt title and a fine picture of Editor Moore This book belongs equally to Mr Hughes and myself We sold It at 160 a copy until all expenses of Its pivblica tlon were paid and about 10000 over and then we reduced the price to The price of Dr Greers Physician In the House is 276 Dr Greer is a friend of the Blade andYhis office seems to Indicate that he Is a rich man Mr Hughes has lately visited Dr Greers office and says he Is away up in Dr Greer has promised to supply us as many of this book as we want at a mere nominal price As its name sug gests it is intended to take the place of a physician to a great extent by In structing persons about the symptoms of diseases and their treatments The book has 1000 pages and is sotheavy that in all case where we cani 1byer one of thes beooks will be sent that subscribers may be chosen by the party sending tha l Data of EthlcaiBy Herbert spencer L25 r i r BLUE GRASS BLADE tJ PROMINENT CHRISTIAN THIEVES IN LEXINGTON KY Will Go to the Penitentiary If They Are Not Protected by Their Churches Tho grand Jury of Payette County KyLexington the county sentha brought In various Indictments against men In Lexington all of whom are I think prominent as Chris tlanB and It seems to me that tier Is no possible chance for them to cape the penitentiary unless they ton felt their hall bonds and skip the country or are protected by thel churches Of these parties I only know three They are as follows J H Baker Is a Campbcllll preacher There are against him charges of stealing money The rate amounts are given In the Indict went They amount to 22232G2 Baker is In good standing and fllll fellowship In the Campbdlltc churcl Two years ago he was not worth 500 He now lives In a 10000 house He has on several occasions taken pain to warn me of the sin of Infidelity 2 William Curran Is chat god mule four Indictments The aggregate that William stole Is 1025388 Wllllai Is a Presbyterian He was formerly President of the Young Mens Chili tlan Association here On one occasion was asked to give something to the Y C A In Ington I said to them will give you 10 and send you the Blue Grass Blade free on the condition that piit my paper on your newspaper tf bles just as you do tne other paper of Lexington William the boss of the shebang declined to take my and pope with that understanding It was whet the Blade was a ProhlhltlonInflde paper and not an InfldelProhlbltlo paper as It Is now 3 F V Bartlett has Indictments against him F Vs name would dicate that he is a pear but he Is a swag that F V got away with appregates 962880r V is of the Presbyterian brand of Christianity His father Is Rev W F V Bartlett of Lexington He was for many years pastor of the First Presbyteilai Church in Lexington the most arise tocratlc church in Lexington Until about two years ago while in the midst of a prayer In his pulpit he was stricken with paralysis and was car rued out and has never since then been able to appear on the streets of Lexington His name was In the list of Lexington preachers that jubilated over my being sent to the penlten I tlary The list was published In Bro William C P Brecklnrldges paper the Herald Bro Brecklnrldge Is them n whose character a woman tried to ruin Bro Brecklnrldge and I are the only two men of the Blue Grass region who were of aristocratic fam flies that ever went into the preaching trade We both got out of It afiald our morals wood he corrupted by the wife of Rev Dr Bartlett was a good friend of my wife and to me and used to read the Blade and enjoy It She tiled Insane Who was that that said God always tool care of his faithful preachers and their families From Lexington Leader A WORD TO MOORE Lexington May C C Moore Es- qSlrThanklng you for your allusion to my humble past in the cause of popular education I beg to say to you once for all that outside of your atheistic eccentricity I know you only as we Masons say as a man under a tongue of good report As a man oft vicious habits or propensities not exchange a word with you I am disposed to Inject a colloquial cheerful friendly temper Into what I may say on the subject in hand There are plenty of expressive pure English words without risking such expressions as tommy rot put up or sut up The better class engaged In the plug horse traffic on court day have quit using the expression put up or shut up have heard about six compositions whose strength and beauty made last ing impressions just as compositions Lord Baughms plea for popular cation In England years ago John Foster on popular Ignorance In Ken lucky Robert J Breclnrldges Introduction to his book The Knowledge of God Objectively and Subjectively Considered Alexander Campbell opening speech In his debate with N L Rice and Robert Owen In summing up the debate between himself and Campbell I too have had opportunity to read and study Infidel literature The first home had after leaving my father was with Jacob Sandusky between Millereburg and Cane Ridge in Bour lt bon county He objected to the school readers of that day because there was more or less religion In them I give you a brief account of one of ringing remarks to me hlAI Grehan your Bible says that made a man and a woman and set up to housekeeping anti to rcplenlsl1I the earth He got mad at himself and destroyed the replenish all but clght He should have destroyed the eight audl started on a different plan Can you beat Jake as an atheist He left a library behind him that you 1n not duplicate with all the ndfincement that you claim In Infidel logic All of your school cannot equal Owen He was a sophist but was upon his Ism have no time to read much less to notice quotations like the f9110wlng from your last letter The fact that everybody believes a thing does not make It so At one time everybod Including all writers of the Bible be lleved the world was fiat Gallllleo the infidel said It was round and Christians sent him to the Ohio penitential for denying the Bible But it panned out round all the same Noah was a Campbelllte preacher had a head water and for 120 years he preaclu that there was going to be an extra big rain Nobody believed him and ever body guyed him while he was bulletin his ark and said Hellow old boy tls awful dry when Is that rain comlu l But It got here Ell all the same anrt Noah and his folks were the only pe pie who were In the swim There are gross exaggerations In that one short quotation and enough ball English at hest I may not be expected to notice or answer slang of any kind If the proposition to be discussed In slang cannot notice It I see no dlf fcrcnce between patent exaggeration and downright falsehood What Is the evidence of sincerity upon anything Tongue pen and purse What man In any calendar has plied more elegantly with these conditions that Robert Owen And never was there a more signal failure except Brother Moore Owens thirteen fund mental divine laws of human natui are true as holy writ but they apply with as much force to the monkey as the man I am putting in an honest word for Owen against his brethren know it requires no great mind to an atheist B N GREHAN GREHANMOORE DEBATE Editor Leader The discussion In our columns between Prof B N are han and Editor Charles CS Moore ot one Blue Grai suikijjfbfomaBfai lore Interesting as JLproceeds and lttactingtlie attention of many peopl In this vicinity We are glad that the world has grow so tolerant that Instead of Imprisoning torturing and burning each othe at the stake as in the past prominent men now peaceably discuss theological uestlons in the leading newspapers using facts anil logic to convince their eaders and appealing to their Intelll ence and reason Instead of to their gnorance prejudice and superstition I enjoy this discussion much more than that between Alexander Campbel ntl Robert Owen which I read year ago at the earnest solicitation of a Christian friend and as this one Is more modern and up to date It will be more worthy of being put in book torn thai the former was and sincerer hope that our Christian friends wll likewise publish and circulate It The truth never needs to fear Investigation and discussion Yours for progress D WEBSTER GROH 527 Reynolds Avenue Hagerstown 111 May 1902 SAY ADAM AND EVE STORY IS A MYTH Young Ministerial Students Shock Staid Elizabeth Presbytery by Their Remarks Elizabeth N J April 16The staid and dignified old Elizabeth Presbytery was shocked today In the classic old church where princeton University oat saw the light of day two young men candidates for the ministry open Iy asserted and publicly announced that ttJam and Eve were pure myths and nothing more The candidates were Gilbert Lovel and Hairlson K Wright both mem Jers of the Crescent Avenue Presby Brian Church of Plalnfleld Lovell has been active In church work for thirteen years He was gra7luatec from tale in the class of 1900 and Inow a middleman in Hartford Theological Seminary Wright has been a ember of tno church for ten years lie was graduated from Union College ihenectady In 1899 and Is now a nior In the Union Theological Seminary New York The entire afternoon was spent in discussing tho cases the men not admitted as It was decided to meet again on April 28 to summon the two candidates and the entire Presbytery t be present and consider the matter Both young men Intend to enter the m1llslon field Last week Vincent Nell of New- York City was refused admission New Yoik Presbytery because he too rejected the Adam and Eve story ill From Worklngmens Political Journal THE INITIATIVE AND REFER DUM DIRECT LEGISLATION Muncie Ind April In reality there can be but two kinds of government Every government must of necessity be either a despotls or a democracy Various degrees of com pleteness and Incompleteness of these two forms of government are exemplified In the different nations of the earth but every government must be predoni nantly despotic or democratic The government of the United States never was a pure democracy and during the last thirty years It has become a potlsmand tine most urgent and Imper duty now devolving on the Amer can citizens Is to transform our republ Into a democracy This can be each ncompllshcd we will all shatter the shackles of party bondage Worship at the alter of political parties has ly landed the tolling millions of the United States between the devil and the deep sea To the city council to the state legislature and to the national con guess the people elect their representatives but they have no power to trol their actions when they take their scats in any legislative body They are absolutely controlled during their ure or office by lobbyists and briber whoso special business It Is to exploit fortunes from the great army of pro audIpeople keenly realize that the America republic bequeathed to us by our heroic and phllnnthrophlc fathers is no er government of the people by the ple cud for the people but that lens been transformed Into a govern meat of syndicates by syndicate whose only purpose Is to cxplolt and disfranchise the toilers and voice less producers of the nation On all matters of legislation the people are absolutely disfranchised to as great an extent as the people In the Russian empire To be permitted to vote for men and denied the right to vote for measures Is a hollow and cruel mockery and to be governed by laws which the people have no voice in malt lug and which they have no power to peal Is the worst form of despotic tyranny So long as the people have no voice in enacting laws and as long as they have no power to repeal laws 1l sheer folly and idiotic absurdity to waste time in going to the polls to vol for men who are owned and controlle by political bosses and who in turn are In the employ of heartless corporations whose only aim and purpose is the ploitation of the heavy burdened and voiceless masses whose toll and sweat produces all the wealth of the world It we are ever to have a government In the Interest of tho people If monopolies are ever be destroyed 1fth ballc Is to be purified and staiLi for the will of freemen If lobbylsra jk4th bribery of lawmakers is to b overthrown If equal and exact justice for all and special privileges for noafc are ever to be achieved if despotism vhlcl now rpbblng and destroying hat tatrlntw dear la t Duarplaced by the beneficent n of democracy we must have a govern ent owned and controlled and admlnisvrci ly all the people If the ox and the lorse and the dog could be made toreal Ize their strength and power they wouli omblne and compel every one ot theta heartless masters to treat them decently and humanely and if we common ple can ever learn to combine our urces and be made to realize that va have the power to make and unmake very institution and government in the world If we can all be made conscious hat the people themselves are the Iy source of all power In cveryform- of government we coult speedily Ight every wrong and coiteyi very Injustice that are now be- Ing perpetrated In our unhappy country by the despotic tyrants and the pliito ratlc English snobs who are rapidly ransformlng the republic of Washington Into a hateful despotism The rear edy is so simple and so easy of application that Is passes all human under standing why our suffering and sorrpw Ing and outraged people have not Ibng IIgo shattered the fetters of party bond nge and demanded direct legislation through the Initiative and referendum the Initiative the people could con pel anyJawwhichtoned by a majority It would beconie Inw and by the referendum the people could compel the submission to the oters of any law passed by any iegls itlve body and If not approved by the people It would be null and voldfhl exercise of these two functions by the llzens of this republic will give them a government of the people by the IJeD pic and for the people and would for evcr destroy the professional goverh mental thelvcs and robbers and lobby Ists and bribers who now like vultures and cormorants swarm at the national and state capitals and In the council chambers of every city to glut their greed upon the putrescent honor of the presentatlves of the voiceless masses Ihe Initiative and referendum would unpletely exterminate this and conscienceless class of vampIres and would forever relegate to the shades of private life the filthy army of nail politicians and bring to the front Incorruptible men and statesmen and through them our citlzenshii would be inobled and enlightened and all the blessings which spring from honest gov nmcnt would flow like a river through all classes of society peace and perity and happiness would fill the land id the songs of gladness would hcard In every home Direct legislation throllgh the Initiative and referendum would enable the people to hold all their presentation to a strict accountablll b and this power alone would spe destroy every monopoly and trust and prevent all warsof conqucstand the resl Illents of class legislation would no er fatten on the unpaid toll of their fel wmen If this principle Is not speed- In rafted In the law of the land our Industrlar and political liberties are gone and gone forever Let us hope that the people will ere long awaken to the gravity of the situation become con sclous of their duty and power and pel the adoption of direct legislation only means of preserving our liberties and the only possible hope of saving the republic now practically overthrown by perJaUsta and despots who seek to IrhJlo enslave the whole human race for thn glory of God and tho divine rlcht of millionaires to rule the world T J BOWLES D HE WANTS NEW KIND OF CHURCH Ashland Ky April 1902 Mr Charles Moore Dear Slr1 have thought for carR that there should be a church establlf ed to be called The Church of Truth where Instruction could ho given as facts That where a fact Is given It can he proven nail when a thing cannot proven It would only be taught as soma ones opinion- It Is detrimental to the Chrltlan world that they would rather pay sot body else to do their thinking than toI do It themselves Every man should do his own thinking come to his own clusions and be manly enough to ahll1e the consequences of his own actions When a man dues a lot of dirt wants pardon for It he Is a coward I have a plan by which I think I could revolutionize the Christian world Please let me know whether you think my Idea a good one and It so will come down and talk the matter over Yours truly E G NICHOLS AnswerI would be glad to see though If I understand your plan I do not agree with you I guess you are one of the many Christians who are getting tired of orthodox Christianity and you want to revolutionize it and make something decent and sensible out of It and I am glad of cohrse to see you ting tired of It But we dont want to revolution Christianity any more than we want to revolutionize stealing We simply want to knock out the whole business be cause it is a fraud and like all other frauds does harm and no good except to the gang of liars who make fat Using by teaching it We dont want any kind of a church We want the very word church wiped out of the dictionaries of the future We want Infidel lectures that shall teach morals and we want them ball and p d p UNVEILED Hundreds View the Skeletons of Roman Saints MARTYRS TO THEIR RELIGION TCouror Journaic fairy Almost 1600 year ago two saints if the Roman Catholic Church suffe ed death at the hands of a cruel Em leror because of adherence to thel religious tenets Clad In rich rcd robes the color symbolic of their ss trod blood the skeletons of these mart ls now rest In St Martin Hunch at Shelby and Gray streets Solemn services attended the unveil tig of thes relics which seem to resist the empire of decay yesterday afternoon At least 1500 persons wen present and alt made careful scrutl ny of the bones when the services vole concluded St Magnus one of the saints was a Roman centurion and St Bonnsa the other a Roman before 230 oclock the time announced for the services to begin the edifice was crowded with people Solemn vespers were first clehrntcc hy the lit Rev Mgr Piancls abler astor of the church Father Engel hert Bachman deacon and Father Andrew J Thome subdeacon The ermon by the Rev J B Pelfer pastor of St Helens Church came next- He gave a history of the saints and their skeletons and declared there could be no doubt as to their authenticity Bottles containing blood were found with them said Father Pelfer which Is positive proof they lied for their religion The Inscriptions on their tombstones are also known to be uthenticCommentTine above Is the begin nlng of a lot of rot about a couple ol rotten old stiffs that some body snatcher had dug out of some old lentucky graveyard to sell to medical students and being too rotten for the students sold them to these priests Why does Watterson print that Ind of tommy rot Because he wants to be Governor of Kentucky and thats the racket to get the Catholic vote SHE IS 89 And Says Am an Old Infidel Sully Iowa May 1902 Dlue Grass Blade- I want to put down some of my thoughts What good has Christian ty dpne for the world I have just- been reading how It has burned people and pulled out their tongues and cut off ears and hands and feet and gouged out eyes and poured melted lead into eyeshow It burnt and hung women for witches and the Bible up h all this for Christs sake and ntences people to everlasting hell- fireot and brimstone If they dont think that Is right The Bible says we shall eat the flesh of our children and of our fatl era and mothers and that we must hate our fathers and mothers and children and companion- sIts too hard for me I cant swallow It If have to go to hell for not believing that Is right I dont like the Bible receipt for making cakes See Ezekiel never tried It The Christians ough to do It or recant and come out fidels I say what mean and mean what say I dont like hypocrisy- I have been reading the works of Moore and of Grier Kidder The are all right I like to read them Preachers worship God for the money they get out of the poor delude dupes who feed and cloth them Shame on you priests and preachers Go to work and be honest and tell the truth before It is too late for you to do any good- I am nothing but an old Infidel In my 89th year but I love freedom and truth and honesty SUSANNAH GEORGE CommentCompare that intellec tual honest letter of this Infidel wo man 89 years old wlth the idiotic whangdoodle tommy rot and poppycock that the Christian women Write timesme some Likes Behind the Bars 31498 htfatXyn InlLlIatfi 1902 To J8 Wright of Rochester Mlnii Your opinion of the Editor of the Blade will be moderated by reading Behind the Bars 31498 as in his book he shows the sincere honest loving and much tobepralsed gentle man lover husband father and true Ideal American citizenone who says iy his lifo The world Is my country to do good my religion All who wish to become acquainted with the man should read his book written In prlron Fraternally ELLA SHEDLObKI Traveler to California- N nlrallY desire to see the grandest and host Impressive scenery en route This will do by selecting the Denver Rio Grande and Rio Grande Western The Scenic Lino of the World and The heat Salt Lake Route In one lolh directions as this line lies two eparate routes across the Rocky Mountains between Denver and Ogden rickets reading via this route are available either via Its main line through the Royal Gorge Leadville over Ten lessee Pass through the Canon of the irand River cud Glenwood Springs or via tho line over Marshall Pass and hroiigh the Black Canon of tho Gunnl thus enabling tile traveler to use ono of the above routes going and the other returning Three splendidly quipped fast trains are operated to and from tho Pacific Coast which carry hroiigh standard sleepers dally between St Louis Denver and San franclsco Dining cars service a la carte on all through trains It you ontemplate such a trip let us send you beautifully Illustrated pamphlets K Hooper G P T A Denver Coo WILSONS LECTURES The two lectures by Dr Wilson which are now published In pamplets Is the Christian Immortality a normal desire of the human mind and Im orlallstlc Ecclesiastic and Economic Tyranny the cause of Anarchy are nesting with ready sales Their pop larlty Is attested by the fact that all xtra editions of Blades in which they were both published were snapped up In orders of tens twentys and hundreds We can offer our readers no better propogandic literature the one lieologlc and the other socialistic The vital question discussed in these lectures should be pul into the hands ot every one You can all afford to pass a few of these around I have placed myself in debt by publishing a large quantity of these pamphlets and I 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follows Hundreds upon hundreds of men women and children among them tho halt the lame and the blind and scoreSI of others suffering with varied human Ills struggled with mad fury to gahlI access to a little three room flat In one of the poorest districts In Montreal half a score of stalwart policemen driven hither and thither In the fren zied crowd trying to maintain order and to prevent the thronging masses from forcing a passage through a little wicket In a big gate that led through a blind alley to the flat referred to the praying and hysterical crying of women the cries and SCOmng of Irrcv erent curiosity and this In the face of a fierce blizzard and snow storm were the distinguishing fea tures a sceneln the east end of the city that has been kept up from an early hour thin morning until the present writing the like of which has never been seen or equaled In the city of Montreal before The cause of this extraordinary CItement which has set Catholic treal wild Is also unprecedented It be Ing the miraculous phenomenon of an ordinary picture of Christ known to the faithful as the Holy Face being Imbued with a living reality the ordl narlly closed eyes In the picture open ing and looking with piteous gaze on a suffering woman In an humble home and subsequently on hundreds of pros trate devotees who during the past twentyfour hours have gained access to the scene of this extraordinary hap pening and so was the story of the miraculous or living picture spread throughout the East end of the city to day PICTURE OWNED BY A LABORER IThe press representative proceeded Investigate the matter The house in which the phenomenon Is occurring is In the rear of Lalonde avenue hotter known as Nanacourt street situated In the parish of the Sacred Heat and buttwo blocks away front the church of that name After fighting my way through a struggling largely composed of women and 1ncrowd finally gained access to a gate way leading to the yard In which the House la situated The yard was equal ly as crowded as the street and at the foot of1 long open stairway two po llceBaen stood After much argument permission vras given to mount the and opening off on a short ve fSdil entered jthq home qf Felletiers the owners otLhenilra ulou8plctur e The family Consists of Joseph Pel 2Sn tier ft laborer his Wife Cejanlere tp 1rh1JDlerandttheirthree children The house consists rooms STORY TOLD BY A WOMAN Madame Peiletter a poorsickll looking women of 40ye rsthefirsl to f see the miraculous occurrence being interviewed fold the following story Nine years ago she saldIVas suffering from a large tumor in the stomach and had been given up as In curable by three doctors I have ways had great faith in prayer and I did not lose hope but made three novenas before a picture of the Holy Face In the Sacred Heart church prom ising If cured to make my oure public at the end of the novenas All pain had left me and I was perfectly cured but principally because I dreaded toriety I did not keep my promise and publish my story A few months ago I secured a copy of this picture of the Holy Face and hung It over a llttlo altar at the foot of my bed where you see it opposite a picture of His Holl ness the Pope and since then my children and I have dally prayed before the CLOSED EYES OPENED Tuesday morning after I gave my husband his breakfast was praying before the picture when I thought 1 saw the closed eyes open Thinking It an Illusion I wiped my eyes but no the eyes of the picture were opened and gazing with pitiful gaze on the picture of the Pope directly opposite called my children and they too saw the phenomenon and although trembling with fear we spent almost the whole day In prayers before the picture On Wednesday I notified the Rev Cure Adam of the occurrence asking 1llh1 to visit my house He did not come however but on Thursday three t of his priests Fathers Beulac Brlanrt and Lalonde came and saw the mira cle They instructed me to say nothing about it until they could consult Arch bishop Bruchesle but yesterday the story got out among the neighbors and since then the house has been besieged by thousands anxious to see the mirac ulous picture Are the eyes still open asked XMrs Pelletier No1 she said they were closed at 3 oclock this morning and have been closed AOAIN OPEN Shortly after oclock this evening a rumor spread that a small riot had broken out at the scene of the alleged miracle as the eyes In the picture hall again opened and the police had all they could do to restrain the people from en tering the house The report was true but police reserves had dispersed the crowd and admittance to the house was absolutely forbidden for the night Officers on duty said tonight the eyes were still Comment I print this from a ington paper the proprietor of which Is a leader In Christianity to show that htthlsthe beginning of the twentieth century Christian woman and her family and a gang of priests and civil officers will all conspire to palm off u religious lie and yet there Is not a preacher In Lexington who will not ar gue that a gang of Jew fishermen fish ermen being the biggest liars In the would not conworld except preachers spire and aspire and respire and spire to write the Now Testament when they knew every word of It was a lie MOORES CHALLENGE TO DEBATE Most sanctified good Blbhop Moore So rich In pluck In pocket poor Youve thrown your cap up In the skies And dared the learned and the wise The pompous consecrated wit Is welcome If lie ties the grit And so Is any Christian Jew Or all of Gods anointed crew In city village town or state To meet you In a set debate To ascertain that can be If Jesus lived at Unlllce They tell us all when Jcoua died That he committed suicide That he was God well an man According to the gospel plan If that be so how can It bo That God could die for you and me Could man a deity destroy Or could a man a God annoy Could man a deity deride Or plunge a sword into his Bide If Jesus only died as man Defeated was the gospel plan No man can on a cross atone For sins another man hate done These men who preach such foolish lies And promise mansions in the skies Know well as anything can lie No savior died on Calvary There never could be Joy on earth At any Infant saviors birth An Infant god an Infant man Mixed up to fit a popish plan The myth that bears a saviors name From Egypt or tram India came devastating god of love Built hell beneath and neaven above Assassins In his palace dwell The good and gentle roast In hell Then three are one and one Is three In that mysterious trinity- A ghost did at u maiden nod Became the father of a god And then they teach for ease and pelf That Jesus Christ begat himself Then this unconsecrated Jew At first no Gentile sinner knew Rejected he a plan unfurld Embracing all thats In the world It sttoh he not a pious lie Can any scholar tell me why The able writers of that day Have not a single word to say Joscphus then a man of fame Has never mentioned Jesus name Philo Pliny Socrates And hosts of others such as these Are dumb and silent as the tomb As Is a thought when Its womb Epistles Gospels and the Acts Aro all Interpolated facts Obtained through dreams and visions wild By holy mendicants compiled They say this tramp created bread And healed the sick and raised the dead And then tney say In fear he died Was mocked and scourged and cruet fled If even death is conquered here All those who live upon this sphere Will on theirknees Implore and crave For him to open every grave Restore to them their loved and lost And hell be saved at any cost For millions td Ms itt tUcllur And force hlih to become their king The doctors might to him object But all the rest would him elect And such a world as thla would be With man from death and pain set free For if but one could raise the dead The art of raising soon would spread Till all could live without a sigh Be always young and never die The priest could then no longer shirk His fall unit honest share of work The poor and Ignorant would see Through priestly lies and sophistry No longer could they preach their lies For people would their trade despise Sky pilots often at you rail And some would shut you up In Jail But Charley sure as I relate Theres none will meet you in debate Discussion would expose their game And make them sad with grIef and shame Ihey twist the facts and shun the light A challenge puts them all to flight Their cry Is always for the law To break your pen and stop your JaW If you should meet a former mate And vanquish him In Joint debate No longer could he labor shirk Would have to either die or work Hed never work but quickly flee And hang himself upon a tree JOHN PRITCHARD Krebs I T lays We Ought to Get Onto Psyclc Force San Francisco Cal April 12 E 302 Dear Friend Hughes I bought a P 0 order for you on the road home and when arrived found your note If you were well up on psyche forse pr second sight or could have projected your astral body this way today you could have saved a two cent stamp Next year consult a clairvoyant me Iismif she Is good looking and see what I am about to do Tell Bro Moore to dam the sky ters all he wants to Give them no rest and Ill love you the same old way JOHNSON Summer Trip ttusurpassed oh the Continent The trip to Salt Lake City or to the Paqlflc Coast via that point over the Denver Rio Grande and the Rio Grande Western Is the most beautiful In America No European trip of equal length can compare with It In grandeur of scenery or wealth of novel Interest Then Salt Lake City Itself Is a most quaint and picturesque place and well worth the Journey Its Mormon temple tabernacle tithing once and churcli stitutions Its hot sulphur springs with in the city limits Its delightful temper furs sunny climate and its Great Salt Lake deader and denser than the Dead Sea In Palestineare but a few fea tures of Salt Lake Citys countless at tractions There are parks drives canons and beautiful outlying moun tain and lake resorts Imagine If you can a bath In salt water a mile above sea level and in water in which the man body cannot sink Inquire of your nearest ticket agent for low tourist rates to Salt Lake City or write for Informa Hon and copy of Salt Lake City the City of the Saints to S K Hooper gen eral passenger agent Denver Colo CHURCH ON A NEW BASIS Unique Theology Preached at Illinois Steel Banquet JOL1BT ILL April 22Flre Mill shal John D Paige preached a new lire ology and advocated a stock company church with dividends payable on earth Instead of In heaven in his response to the toast How Would Conduct a Church at the second annual gridiron dinner of this Illinois Steel Works ClubI last night Mr Paige shocked and amused the clergymen by his frank candid heresy and evoked the applause of the laymen i by his epigrams He asserted that John W Gates and J Plerpont Morgan should occupy pulpits of modern churches and declare r that hidebound creeds and mossbacked college fessors must be turned down Here are a few of his striking sentences Apparently there Is no need of a church for the salvation of women Men cant be seared Into caring for a hereafter while they are In good live man will not go blindly to church until his purse Is Impoverished but will receive his dividends here where he Is sure he can enjoy them Such food as man desires must be handed down to himnot a corpse held for him to worship Men will not sit year In find year out listening to the wornout exhortation living as Jesus lived or doing as Jesu did Nothing but a clam would do Paige has been a leading citizen of Joliet for forty years He has been Mayor and Chief of Police and Is now the fire marshal THOMAS ROT ESQ Botland Ky May 1902 Bro Moore Find enclosed one dol her Please extend my subscription to the Blade from May 1902 to May 1903 and oblige- Inclose title page of the Monthly Auction Trade Journal containing comments on the religious views of Chas Broadway Rouss the deceased blind millionaire- Mr Rouss and Mr Ingersoll wereI have been Informedgreat friends and held similar views concerning religion and kindred subjects Fraternally A BBRINEY An ex tract fromarticle tn the Trade IournaUaaafollow 1 jLAsbUt religious 4tevs have been Jhe subject of much crulcism ItIs due to the memory of Mrf Rouss to say that he was not an agnostic In the radical or offensive sense HI was no Infidel in the sense which repudiated and banish ed the Supreme Being from the Uni verse He believed In the existence ol a Supreme Divinity but he claimed that beyond this we could not conceive of or know anything To this extent he went with Ingersoll but no further The truth- he know that neither he nor Inger soll nor any who would deny the tence of tne Supreme Overruling Providence could do so consistently so long as they practically acted upon the as sumption that He Is a verity for all men are unwittingly doing this con tinually when in the prosecution of their dally avocations they act upon the assurance which recognizes the neverfalling connection between cause and effect That Is a fair sample of orthodox tommy rot Trade Journal editors should remember Ne sutor ultra cre pldam They are all right In their own departments but they make asses of themselves when they come to apply to theology their knowledge of bacon boots and bull hides There Is a neverfailing connection between cause and effect If therefore there Is a God who is a cause of thing he Is an effect of something so tiiat there must have been a cause for the existence of God and that cause must have existed before the thing that was caused could have existed as the effect of that cause Go soak your head and stick to bull hides and dont fool away your time on theology until you can show some dence that you know something about It Washington D April ha lea Moore Esq Lexington Ky Friend Moore The enclosed advance notice of a book Just Issuing by Messrs Appleton Co It appears to me latter portion matter that you will find Interesting to comment upon in your usual brezy mannek Considering how recent Is the time when the man now known as Edward VII was painting not only the town of London but the whole of his moth ers kingdom and a good part pf the continent of Europe a brilliant carmine It In beautiful to read of these highly religious and Impressively emn Christian ilubdudgerles through which ho will soon take his winding aud hypocritical way led by the Lord Archbishop and the various other princes of the church with whom no doubt the meek and lowly Jesus must be Intensely pleased There will be thousands of Americans flocking to London to seo this bit of royal mockery but think that you and all thinking men will agree with me that If the original prince of the chnrch J Christ of Galilee could re turn with his whip of knotted cords whfch he used to such excellent effect Synagogue some 1900 years ago andjvTje on when the archbishop st it In with bin ridiculous mum trip would really ho worth theBaking to witness Just what would JiapJi There Is such a marvelous closeiiXTs and similarity between the life of the original founder of Christian ity as we read of It and the pageantry wh ch Is soon to take place In London that the student of comparative relig- Ious heeds no better answer to the oft repeated and yearly more pressing question What Is the matter with the charch l MURRAYAARON AN ACROSTIC Written for the Blue Grass Blade by Louis Munch Zanesvllle Ohio Just where diverging lines In mental powers Ofmfln and woman start Is hard to tell Still In mentality like fruits and flowers Een the sexes differ but you have Well Proven that a weak womans mind can sear High aa the strongest Intellect of man Indeed your writings now have proven more No flaw Is found however oft we scan Each proof is stronger than the on he fore Keep all thy laurelsnone deserve them more How raceful all thy sentences appear Evincing purity of taste refined No one can doubt that truth to thee Is farRe sun Is strong with thee and Just dice kind Your pen exemplifies perfect mind Newton la May MivC Moore Lexington Ky Dear Sir Reading the Blade of May I see you still remember me as the helpless person Introduced to you by our kind friend Dr Hammer and that you as well as myself regret his present situation There being no sufficient reason for depriving anyone of liberty unless the the reform of the Individual or the safe ty of Others requires It the punishment In this case Is not Justifiable I would be B1ailto see him released at once though am not an Infidel and do not agree with you as to the degree of In fluence his Infidelity has had In bringing about his imprisonment For seven years he was my doctorthe kindest most considerate doctor I ever saw his sympathy and patience never falling even when I was unreasonableand would certainly under any circum stances regret losing him But if I considered him guilty of the crime for which he being punished assault with Intent to commit murder I would say nothing against his bavlng o pay the penalty I am ever nvlnced that there was no such Intentf on his part and notwithstanding the decision the courts Ijlont think theuejiWehce proved that there was Th gh esasntaly irau xeI- tielf9 yrii 7h7 in tri the wish to see the wrong righted Sincerely R ETTA PORTER- P ReYou were mistaken in thinking me a MethodistI am not a member of my cmirch but dont think It necessa ry to bV gnat In order to be a Christian OWENSBORO CHAUTAUQUA The L H St L railway Hender son Route are preparing to do a large excursion buisness from July 31 to ust from all points on their line to the new Owensboro Chatauqua Noth Ins like it has ever come to Kentucky For twelve days the very best and most attractive Chautauqua features are to be plated In the beautiful Seven Hills Park near Owensboro which Is almost bounded by this popular line of railway Ev ery good taste hiss been catered to There with be popular lectures by Geu Gordon Gen Wheeler Dr MacArthur Gov Bob Taylor H W Sears Mrs Rhorer of the Ladles Home Journal dire Ellen M Stone the ransomed sIonary Lieut Hobson Dr John Mac Nell the Scottish Spurgeon and scores of others and every day and every eve ning will be given a series of the most delightful entertainment consisting of everything from slight of hand and glery to the highest class of popular music and moving pictures Farmers and their families will be es pecially Interested In the coming of John Stahl Secretary of tno National Farmers Congress and every evening a great pyrotechnic display will be given by LaRosos electric fountain two feet larger than the one shown at the Worlds Fair- iiemember that the Henderson Route tha most popular passenger line In Ken tifcky Will give you full and complete Information about the additional fea tures of this assembly through any of their agents or you can write to the Superintendent oi the Chautauqua W Archer Owensboro Ky and he will send you a special booklet containing full Information us to camping and living privileges and the complete pro gramme L J IRWIN General Passen gel Agent Louisville Ky At a church In Nacogdocbes Texas Sunday April Else Clifton and Jim Clevenger were killed In a pistol fight In Chicago April Dr Emil Rush preaching In a Jewish synagogue said For a long time I have been templating a statement to the effect that funeral orations are to be discontinued by hie My reasons for taking the step are because the religion of Judaism set forth In the Bible Is religion whose object Is the betterment of the condi tions under which people live and gives absolutely no promises us to a future lifelu Now York City Vincent Nail was refused ordination to tho ministry be cute he did not believe the story of Adirn and Evfe The Cincinnati En qul er says Noll successfully stood the examination In Greek Latin re English Bible study church hls tort and church polity but when it came to theology twothirds ot tho mln RIPANSThe simplest remedy tor indigestion constipation biliousness and the many ailments arising from a disordered stomach liver or bowels is k RI PANS TABULES They have accomplished wonders and their timely aid removes the necessity of calling a physician for the many little ills that beset mankind They go straight to the sent of the trouble relieve the distress cleanse and euro the affected parts and give the system a general toning u- pTSTSJ L t The five cent packet is enough for an ordinary occasion The family bottle sixty cents contains a supply for a year Isters voted to reject him and one said the Union Seminary ought to go out of business If It taught such polity Hiawatha Kan April 1DRev Harwood pastor of the Congregational Church In Falrvlew county today signed his position His parishioners were dissatisfied with his heretical views Objection was made to the statement by Mr Harwood that JesusI Christ was a man and divine simply because he was without sin Elizabeth N J April 29The Elizabeth Presbytery has agreed that Adam and Eva and the Garden of Eden arc mythical This Is a result of the recent de claratlon of Filbert Lovell and natrl 3on right two young applicants for preachers licenses They were brine 3xamlned and when they declared that Adam and Eve ever lived the Pres bytery refused to giant them licenser The matter came up again yesterday and the Presbytery after a long cussIon finally agreed that the young men were right and then made them licensed ministers Munich March 31Prof Ranke a leading Bavarian scientist has been officially repremanded for referring to the descent of man from the ape In the presence of Prince George of Ba varia who to malts matters worse for Ranke as It appears happened to at tend thetA t i4ilorrathe nnLaa 1lUplItsnqnrtn the L fp Guards statemento The which Prince Gorge took especial exceptions was thisMans descent from the ape canno- be argued out of existence by tho tempt of army officers and women to squeeze In their waists by the use of corsets Immediately afterwards Prlnc George who la 22 years of age strut ted up to the old professor and told him before a room full of students that he must sot make droatory statements In the ore and that no matter where the people came from histhe royal family of Bavaria could not possibly be descended from in unreasoning animal seeing that the Wittlebachers were placstl on earth by Providence to rule TALMAGE WILLS BIG ESTATE Washington April 23The will of the late T DeWItt Talmage filed here leaves an estate valued at more than 300000 of which about 250000 Is In personal property consisting of cured notes United Sates bonds stock and cash In bank furniture pic tures and household effects Comment Jesus H Christ said plainly that a rich man could no more get to heaven than Cleopatras needle could go through a Cainpbelllies eye and If J H C was 0 K old Talmage- Is roasting in hell now But there alnt a sky buster In Lexington who would not get times as much money as Talmage did If he could beat the people out of It and they are all a gang 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met and performed the and reasonable obligations of life and ai corresponding pain trouble or torture or hell to the mind of each person for having trifled with or idled away these golden moments or opportunities of lift These life laws are not manmade particle more than the sun moon and stars earth air ocean and Reason o man and Instinct of the animals is man made and the assumption by man that all are manmade that is mean that nature force cause law order and rea son are brought Into existence by manGod with less sense than the persons who make and conjure up such God is too silly absurd or stupid to he respectably ridiculed and the soonet the human family the world over throw down and bury such nonsence and tale life at its real worth the better I hold that the human status can very much and very easily Improved bu It never has been and never can and never will be bettered by the continu afire In and of the way or ways azit means that produced the trouble or troubles sought to be avoided Just so long as we pursue the course or tread In the path of past we will have lute results for like motions and acts The only way we can possibly have different status to the past and the pres q ent Is and must forever be brought about by a change of action and a change of action can never be brought about until there Is a change of thought for certainly so long as we think as we do or did will we have the results we do and did So now we are up to the problem the ages which means the calling into use the two most Important of all the human senses knowledge and reason thera tie planet we have been willing stoop to conquer but while we have i done the stooping and bowing and bend Ing and kneeling and crawling to per fection and to a queens taste and Kings delight and vain glory we usa i people have never yet stood erect In the 1Il1bto or God cause and reason giving to ourselves the use and benefit of our two t most Important senses knowledge and reason and until we do recognize thesd two other than the five such as seeing hearing smelling tasting and feeling ewecan do nothing more than do as we have done and suffer as we have suf fered In the past and make this a standing appeal to my brother man and half sister woman that we take up im mediately the two dormant senses knowledge of reason and apply vigor ously the seven Instead of the five for our daily use and as each takes the cue let us be known to each other as seven sense operators and let every one sign his or her name to all public written or published articles Rational Operators No Home Street Cincinnati 0 THE GLORIOUS KINGDOM By W McCormick The following article In manuscript received which W McCormick wrote for his Reflex No but as paper was refused mailing rights we take pleasure In giving a place in the Blade Editor The human has now reached the period where we will be compelled to take thought and action on THE QUES TION THE WORLD HAS BEEN DREAMING OVER FOR THOUSANDS OP YEARS and that question Is the establishment of some kind of government or protocolony of official control as will endure for all future time with out the constant worry and unease of mind that follows the succession of temporary change In the official ruling head of human government In order to satisfy the carnal cravings of the mind of the animal part of man the Kings and rulers have from the earliest history been generally anti successive ly following each other in a blind Hope and pretended Faith that there was such a thing promised and therefore possible as a spiritual or religious kingdom to be established on this earth as they have from time to time 4pretended to believe existed In the far away mythical heaven These various Kings or rulers have at all times justified their rights to rule with special covenants and secret liar gains between themselves aud their various and vacclllatlng man gods and each King along the way In history made evidence of a lively Hope that if the final and enduring and neverend hag kingdom could not be saddled over the entire people of the world under and of their day they were quite cer cain that their various oldest sons would get their cloven hoofs forked down over the necks of THE WORLD OF HUMAN CONVICTS so firmly that the glorious and neverending kingdom would at least be realized by their near bysucceedlng seed And now that the IEOPLE OF THE ENTIRE filCBE HAVE ASSIGNED AND CONCEN TRATED THEIR MONEY POWER In to the hands of the Yankee Jews of Europe who are the direct llnel de Bcendants of the most wise deceitful I and Crafty of any of these forgone hu main covenanters und It brings the pep t tjpleot the world right up against the flnal problem of the ages And it wont 1 i down until the people act and If only a few leaders such as the old slim tosslllllzed priests and preachers and place hunters and officeholders thin and act on this momentus problem KINGIidel one trust or combine all over this globe And now since reason teaches that this scurge and blight could only be temporary owing to Internal lusts jealousies and family covetousness t would be a fatal hurt and setback the masses of the people to refuse to think and act In an Immediate protest and VETO ON THIS MOST DANGEROUS DAMNABLE AND DAMAGING moves of all the ages So once more let me ask of each person male or females in all the English speaking world to set your IMMEDIATE AND FOREVER CONSTANT VETO against this so called GLORIOUS KINGDOM and lets have an intellectual smile instead of ghostly spiritual snarl waste and wall and each prove yourself ONE OF THE PEOPLE Development in the Wire Grass From Moultrle Observer April 1902 About twenty years ago on a cool lonesome Sunday evening in the month of February I took a walk all alone lawn the Albany branch of the S F W Ry from Pelham In Mitchell coun ty to Melgs In Thomas county Ga This vast longleaf pine forest of South unbrokentslonal saw mill set or chop or hack of andIresidence and such men as Willet Carter tlavisVIck Mize Hagood Hu her Culiieter etc etc along the way and arounu the then new postofiloo called Melgs would Insist that whole of this country aside from the andlwas worthless and that crops of corn oats and vegetables took more value In cost of fertilizer to produce them than the value of the crops when matured and as a consequence of such a notion turpentinedrsong and you could sing it yourself Even J L Hand of Pelham argued there was no value In the immense crops of crab grass that grew up and covered every potato patch melon field corn farm or after oats In summer and fall but now all is changed J L Rand more than ten years ago was jIJooth Bulk v bJnnuutt n thpcai21oad And Albany merchants Inaugurated the Hay Carni val Straw Ride Street Fair Fall Festival growing out of the cut ting bf this luscious fall crop with the machine Instead of pulling and tieing In bundles of hay and sand And now go over the same ground you will find half the whole country cleared up and producing in sugar cane sweet syrup cow peas goovep pens rice cotton termelons peaches pears plums May berries straw berries sweet grapes etc as much In clear profit and gross value per acre as the rich prnrles of Illinois ortbe blue grass region of Kentucky and they sing a very tilt ferent sOng now to that of twenty years ago Then I could do the sing ing anti buy at my own price of a few cents per acre now they do the sing- Ing and sell at their own price and at almost as many dollars per acre as It was cents then And Its just about the same experience here around Mbul trle where I came and pitched my tent and went to house keeping on six dol lar outfit In Col Pattersons old Peter 0 Wing Pole Palace on West Broad street Moultrle now directly West of a 25000 brick court house and just- a little to the South of a 20000 Hotel de Colqultt But all Is developing and going through a change Soon the song of the whip poor will and the hoot of rifle1antifact1presentonlyOnly yesterftay I with half a dozen car loads of earnest hungering souls all seeking something to please some thing new something original In the line of Song music preaching lecture or religion were whirled over the T T railway to Tlfton some twentyfive miles north to hear the mental satirist tile religious humorlstlthedeceptions relentless foe Sam Jones preach and the Tlfton musical cult slngwe got the music sweet enough and good enough to make all hands wish and pray to stay right here for heaven instead of missing such a life with no certainty of anything half so good or so well understood In some foreign and unknown existence away In the cloudy beyond where we are sup posed to go when worn out with old age or so dead from pain and disease that we wouldnt know a good thing miIe1ieepmusic yet Its a solace all the bright sunny day anda real heaven In my dreams on the soft pillow of the night And I hope for such human intellect divine as will soon take us all safely into that new and glorious realm of where human drops his scales and claws and the tadpole taUas It were and takes up reason as his guide and life chart and relegates to the rear animal Instinct which he lies chosen as his emblem token or ruler secular prO fane sacred or divine In all the former ages But I IgressI IIthethIsjartpart of the country when a person could buy it tor ft song and sing ty tour self and you need not be of the sweet either an soil litItieover ozone am 011dirtpliers Into their holes and sing title out of the settlers of this once con demmed wilderness of waste arid want and you would find the other fellow doing the sing song business and tha It takes dollars Instead of cents t buy real estate anywhere all over the long straw belt have said and heard said a great deal within the last four or five years about the whiskey business and Its fect on the people and business of Moultrle and now am back here afte r more than years absence I find that the whiskey or drunkard trade of Mon trie was voted out last year and naturally had a great curiosity to see anti know and meet with and talk t the people of the town since the license business was outlawed and I find every former saloon 1st to be here wear- Ing good clothes looking well healthy cleanly and happy and all without ac ceptlon meet me with a smile and I hearty hand shake and some of thes same men used to look daggers andl danger at me for opposing their trade but now I see and know that some five or ten thousand dollars per month that once had to go out of Moultrie to pay for intoxicants anti license stay right on here anti do business at the old stand month In and month out and year In and year out and If perchance a few stOle buildings that were used for license and harm are Idle its only question of a short time until something better takes tnelr place and ail the ten to fifteen thoi sandfeetof white and yellow pine lumber per acre Is cut and cleared from these piney woods acres and farming in real sensi ble and studied earnest Is taken up and drinking and fighting and lowing dropped there be much more root needed in this healthy and fertile coun try so lets all let our text be Devel opment In the right Instead of devilment to the mind and sight GEORGE McCORMICK or Globe APlanet EveOr The World We Live In April 7th 1902 ABOUT THE MOUNT OF OLIVES San Francisco April 22 302 Bro Moore Your copy of The Mount of Olives was probably sent you by W E Price editor of The Book Lover at 30 East Twentyfirst street N Y His mother wrote me that he would send me a copy and I have ItNo 244and It cannot be bough- tThzeautr has been dead JS years arid bis father found the mffbugrlpt among his effects It has pavbeea published before and this edition Will be very valuable hater on Thelf- atherirthe edition sp fhajithre 1fly9iftitht k His Jtaother takes the BladeMrs iM V Thomas I The Blade Is getting intejstlng Stay with them There Is tfyytjoB What a funny idea that ijrbady should think there is The whole dain biz is a mythGod Christ the Virgin Mary and the whole gang Stay fight with the priests and preachersfgive em no rest we have them where they dare not come out into the open Play for the big guns the educated ones are the ones we are after They dont believe that rot any more titan you and I do tj W E Price of the Book Lover Press Is the greatest authority von books In the United States is ayoufig man and I think gets the hlghe tsal aiy of age In the world This city was not large enough tOt him so he went to New York last The clippings were sent me byhls mother J ICommentBro Johnson of course could not have known of the later ar tides between Prof Grehan and ale The hellbinders ate managing very shrewdly in using Grehan as a eats paw If Grehan could beat me the hbs would laugh and say that even an unprofessional theologian could paralyze me and that of cdtirse one of themselves could have dojurlt more effectually When howejvtf Grehan begins to look like he haul aid himself asa lamb to be Immolated in defense of the other Lamb that IThe Mount of Olives seems to thlpk was old enough to be regarded as a Ram It seems likely that they will call Grehan off as at the time of this writing his guns have been sllenU sus piciously long But you will seqtbat no preacher in Lexington will ever dare try It on They belong to the bread and butter brigade and they know which side their bread is butter ed on They know I am loaded1 and they are not going to blow n my muz tie and they know they area or liars and fakes and they will standony sort badgering and not dare to open their cowardly mouths They cant any longer get off Iheir little game of saying I am 0fnqIm- portance I am not at all dlntd nt about blowing my own bazoo ud make no uones of clalmjng to bV of more Importance than all the proh ers in Lexington and the balanVe of die State but when their fepreqanta tives called me the greatest atfjeist that ever lived except Robert wen that is too much for me Of course I am not going tottool away my time on anything but their J rerjr bluNt l1l1u imd t e11i j smart enough to know that I would wallop them worse than I do Grehan Grehan is a sample of the Christian Intelligence save tho m1rltthat rules this country and Grehan says In his argument with me that Confucius stole the golnen rule from Jesus when Confucius was born year before Jesus was and had never hear of the Jew God Jew Bible or any Jew 0in his life- Tewal1s Christ what Ignorance A CUSSER FROM WAY BACK Northport L I N Y May 1902 ExRev Charles Moore H T and R Ill bet you dont know what IL T and R A mean I see on the wrnppei on my paper February 20dont know whether that means last February or next February and dont ear a dam Enclosed you will find mj check for 1 which hope will past current In your State of fine horses and fine whiskey and good looking women- The first I admire the second lab hor and the last bless their hearts I adore I was In the state of Ken tucky once and I do not know of anyplace that can beat It for good horses and nice looking women except Long Island Now perhaps there are a good many misspelled words In this letter and I know the punctuation Is all wrong I dont care a dam anti I know you dont Sometimes you make a hell of a time over a few mlsselled words and bad grammar but I be lleve you do It hoping that If the person you have corrected ever writes another letter he will at least try to do better and that you will perhaps set them to studying grammar and spelling but you would blast me to hell and back again and I never would be able to spell or write or understand grammar and life is too dam short for me to lose any sleep over It now Yours In R F T W L PIDGEON CommentSpelling Is all right cept you cant spell your name There Is no d in pigeon What the devil did you do all that cussing for Ill bet you a doughnut to a dollar that your tag says Feb 02that is you were paid up to February 1902 and are now paid to Feb 03 ABOL1VTHE EIf1OUNTOFOL IV ESl Mauson IcJwa April 1902 C MOORE Editor Blade DearSlrI hav 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