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Digital page images are linked to the text file. ff 4 tkAT v GRASS20W BLADEDO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE rDO UNTO YOU CONFUCIUS THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY QOfc ilV RELIGION TOM PAINE lAN HONEST GOD IS THE NOBLEST fiPf OF MAN INGERSOLL EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALSfADVANCEar r VOL XI NO 17 YEARI TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue lor one year 100 iI 250 TERMS J100 per year in advance in clubs of five pent foreign sub scriptlon MAKE ALL MONET drafts and Express orders payable to the BLUE BLADE Lexington Ky DO NOT order paper discontinued d without paying a rtears THAT DATE on printed address tab Is the time of expiration of your sub j Bcrlption Sr WHEN you chaneo address advise this offlco giving old as well M new tnaeEd oar e BmP a say ve fIt I a Address all commnnloatloni to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Published WEEKLY at 108 a year tin advance 1Cl b Rates and Sample Copies The BUD will bo sent for 60 cents a year each for any order for FIVE or more Sample copies will be sent free AGENTS FOR THE BLADE Anybody can be an Agent for the Blade by sending two cents each for ten papers or more- ADVERTISING h IN THE BLADE Rowells Newspaper Directory says + 6368 + + Average WeeeklyClrculation + + for 190W + + BLUE GRASS BLADE + + Lexington Ky + + The leading weekly In the + + State Published In the heart + + otthe Blue Grass Region Cir + + culates In every State In the + + Union and In some foreign + + countries + + Reaches a liberal class of + + buyers Advertising rates and + + sample copies on application + My terms are 1000 an Inch a year paid in advance regardless of the number of Inches and tor nothing less than a year CHARLES 0 MOORE 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 from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do 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 tuggin- at the faded dresses of weeping an 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 And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank n ot wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stu- silica if itsMMsl i IMI Mli t r From Lexington Loader REPLY TO THE- HEATHEN Prof Grehan Comes Back al- the Sage of Quakeracre Editor LEADERI have It upon the undoubted authority of the Sago of Quakeracre that all things come to those who walt Acting upon his pre science waited to break up bluffing slang and literary bossing and espe dally for the effect of my language les son am encouraged and am now die posed to close up my part of the little debate by proving that there Is a God Replies of merit and I am to judge of the merit I will notice as time health and strength permit My doctor friends have been talking to me of late about reading too much solid matter and I realize that they are wise on this point No reading lias me same damaging fect upon my nervous system as that which abolishes all moral obligation and thus degrades and degenerates hu manity as Atheism in my Judgment line of argument against Infidel ity with which I have nothing to do jn these little exchanges is nothing like as severe In Its logic as that against the Atheistic feature The Inspiration of the New Testament clearly established furnishes its own reply to infidelity but Iam prohibited from using any Scrip ture until I prove the existence of God The old old question of wno is God intortheIDofa ahttnc JIyt even the fine old argu ment that evidece of design proves a designer I adralt i say that these argu ments lacked logical severity in proving the existence of the God of the Bible as an independent proposition So tar as I know no Catholic scholar or devine ever admitted even by implica tion that such an argument was other than impious 1 do not know if Luther or any of that early school of reformers ever deemed it necessary to prove the existence of God Evidently the ques tion of who Is God had been debated Spinosa talks as if answering this very question when he says the Universe Is the Supreme God He was called a by the novelty of his answer raised a jeer A very nice piece of Eng lish literature written by a Frenchman grew out of it The lineof demarcation between genius and lunacy Is definable only In results The result to the genius is glory to the lunatic ascell in mIasylum The answer to the query who and what is God and is there such a be- Ing have been numerous About the first were there Is no such being It is all superstition No such being it Is the Universe No such being it is Imagination What Is superstition Excessive rigor In religious opinion the doing of things not required by God belief with out evidence What is the meaning of Universe A collective name of heaven earth and all that they contain There is no com fort for Atheism within those two deft nitions What about Imagination Web ster dwells on this word The faculty or power of the mind by which it con ceives and forms ideas of things com municated to It by the organs of sense In Its proper sense It signifies a lively conception of objects of sense It tinguished from conception as a part from the whole will asj the reader to take the un abridged dictionary read the application of this word in every phase of It and see If It Is not sense sense sense noth ing but the five senses no creative powerI that Imagination Is not as good a word for the use made of it by Atheists as the word invention Robert Owen whom I regard as the most omplished Atheist that ever lived used the word Imagination in reply to the question How did the Idea of God get Into the world His prompt answer was by Imagination The Sage of Quaker acre cannot improve on It and he must anddtoothache wont do It must be an Idea honor bright mixed up with a cum of common sense Since the mind has no power to originate an Idea how did the Idea of God get here I answer by reve lation In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth Brother Moore let us pray You sing your lay orlte hymn and Ill say the Lords Prayer I can repeat it In Catholic or Protestant type The Catholics end with deliver us from evlj The Protestants end with for thine Is the Kingdom etc Anion goes with each When we be gan this little friendly spat you promis SomeIB N GREHAN BOOKER TWASHINGTON Makes a Valuable Address In Lex Ington Loxingtonthence that packed an opera hour with our best society white an black about equally divided made an address which heard under the most favorable conditions that the management had most courteously special ly arranged for me had read much of Washington an expected to find him a very great man and my highest anticipations were ful ly u not more than realized All tnat he said was eminently prac tical and calculated to stimulate his own race to great exeruon for their own uplift and to encourage the white race to help the blOck one His style of oratory Js perfectly aim pIe and Is my ideal of that art he is thoroughly arfable and has all the in stincts of the thorough gentleman l would not supposelilm a profound thinker and 1n eea doubt hlscapac ity for the deepest tnought but for t the very high and Jhporlantand valuI able position which he has assayed to fill he Is the right1man In the Tight place and I utterSeajtaVsentltnent that I still entertain wHen said tp him on being ntroducecU oa ndwe are not o e harms with dead men The true standard of greatness and goodness is the good that a man does for the world and excepting possibly some uch materialists as Edison judged by this standard lbelteve Booker T Washington the greatest living man The only probable compromise of the dignity of Booker T Washington was his recognition of Roosevelt Washington would have been a greater man uhe had said to that scheming religious hypocrite asDIe genes did to Alexander Get out of my light A PHOTO And What Was On the Back of It I have recently received the photo of a man with a srong honest face and on the back of the picture is the HOME FAR AWAY To Charles C Moore 31498 There Is sadness tonight where the fire burns bright And the voices of loved ones speak low There are heartaches to bear as they look on the chair Tnused In the fires soft glow There are hopes cherished dear of aday drawing near When the sunlight will fall glad and gay When you step once more through the glad open door Of your old Kentucky home far away There are kinds words for you there are hearts brave and true There are tears for your wife grieving sere There are dew drops that fall when tho stars nightly call There are moonbeams that play on the floor There are grasses that cling heath the soft breath of spring Where tlie flowers are waking today To soothe sorrows pain till you comeback 8alnaTo your old Kentucky home far away There are hand that would fain tear your shackles in twain Cast the stripes where a convict you trod There Is scorn for the knave who will pass In his crave And forgotten will rot neath the sod While your worth will remain to help mankind attain freedom we know not today While brightly will shine through the cycles of time Your old Kentucky home far away RICHARD CONWAY Carroll Iowa Written in while the Editor of the Blue Gras Blade was a convict i the penitentiary at Columbus 0 for an alleged violation of the postal law The courts are not always just i J 11 NEGRO A BEAST TheiTJYle of a Book by a Gang of Christian Fools Are Not Worthy to Black the Vllfoots of Booker T Wach iW ington Wljjfthe Black Man Cnamploned by Booker T Washington Remain 4A Christian Nigger or Will f He Become an Infidel Negrod thatIiritwifeand anddpage being 11 by inches IU is printed by The American andg09iHolland Irr the circular are the following instances of misspelling Teachor explrement and revelater It has the word alwlse meaning t 11wise have spent 10 or 15 years of my life In which I was paid to read proof Tha indications here are that the errors are purely from Ignorance and nor clerical pr typographical fttfV center otlhe first it1ltreI tule of Adarq a them both exceeding handspike and white and It is the inostvt seenrri c ht ffg han rgiFtnt bahe left around Eve bothFemTrsing nakediIf comstoCk or Rucker or Thom snt or Bundy were worth a cuss 4hey would arrest that whole Amerl 4an Bible House gang and send them to the penitentiary- In this picture looking at the naked white couple there is the head of a negro representing him as an animal as big as the elephant Jumbo White Christians print pictures like this then sell cocain to the Ne groes and then burn at the stakeI negro msn who rape white women The circular has three other pictures two of which are lis gustingIWritten In the hand of a woman who writes well and easily and rap idly all Indicating that she belongs to good society on the circular sent to my wife Is the following Mrs Moore Please do not eat with a mixed blooded negro 1 will retain the circular that hasI her writing on It Sne is evidently the woman who mailed this sheetI from Lexington and a month or twoI In some well regulated penitentiary for circulating obscene literature that is calculated to Influence tho lowest and most dangerous class of Negro men to outrage white women would help Improve that Lexington white Christian womans morals- I nave been a bank clerk and pro fesslonal reader of manuscript and I can identify this womans handwriting as that of the woman who wrote It If some body will send a sample of the womans wilting and I will give her name to the proper authorities who may wish to investi gate this matterIThe handsome Lexington Opera house has just been packed from pit to dome with the very finest of the white and the black society of Lexington all sitting side by side I being honored with a prominent sea- tOnbpstage among the most promi f of Lexington black and white the management having de dined lto take my offered cents and all of us equally applauding the splendid utterances of Booker T Washington that complimented Ken tucky far its kindness to the negro though we did not deserve it and thrilling every noble emotion In the brain and heart of each race with the grind sentiment of Tom Paine The vorld is my country humanity mynreligion The Woman then who right in the TI IgInorantpeople is a she Jonah that ought to be thrown overboard by all good society and drummed to the tune of the Rogues March out of the state of Kentucky and the intelligent negio of Lexington who will not do all he can to circulate this issue of the Blade alnt worth hell room and deserves no better fate than that Lexlrig ton Christian white women would give them ConspIclouB on the first page of this circular specially encircled by typographical ornamentation to Indi cate that it is one of the brightest gems of thought in this sheet Is the says There Is a beast whereby man can associate himself with and produc offspring You can not find any other beast but the negro The world is defied to name any other beast Of course there is no such passage iIn in the Bible or anything like it nor is there any such idea In any scien tific book In the whole world and it is a known fact that no offspring can be born to the cohabitation of man and oeast and the fact that a larger proportion of the society of our country are the offspring of white men and negro women give the lie to th argument of this circular In this amalgamation of the races white preachers and negro women have taken a very active part About ten years ago a white CampI bellite or Christian preacher who had baptized twice as many people as anyt preachdrnow In Lexington left Lex Ingtonbet n twor daysfon unkngwn Yscause tle LeziagtonDa- ltPrspnbhsh d iexptieweLof is i eir F r1i A housand jJBopia m EBXingtou member that about twentyfive years ago there was a onearmed mulatto In Lexington who In appearance and oratorical genius showed as was com monly recognized that he was the so of a most distinguished Presbyterian preacher A statement several times repeated in this circular is that God and theI Bible say Like begets likeIThere is no such statement or anything like it in the whole BibleIAs a fair sample of whatithts circular contains I give the first part of its first page It is as follows The Negro a Beast or In the lmI age of God Was Adam a Negro Did the Negro Spring from Adam and Eve The question Is answered by asking Does Like Beget Like If Like toes Not Beget Like then the Negro be an offspring of Adam and Eve If Like does not beget like and the Negro Is an offspring of Adam and Eve then there was no necessity of God creating Adam in His own image for why should Adam be created In Gods Image and then Immediately contradict Gods Injunction that Like begets like and at once produce a Negro which not In the Image of God or Adam Can the Negro be human without ing a soul Are there more than one kind of the Negro has a soul Is your soul better than his If the Negro and the human family both have souls the souls are both alike and the Negro Is your equal as far as souls are concerned If he is your equal in spiritual things then he is your equal In everything Now how would you like to be considered on an equality with the Negro Would your neighbors associate with you If the Negro Is human then he is of the same blood and flesh as Adam and Eve for Adam was the only representative of God Now if Adam and Eve are the parents of the Negro you cannot get around the fact that you have Negro blood In your veins You cannot reason this from other y standpoint and if you decide that Adam and Eve are the Negros parents then you lower yourself to the level of the Negro and virtually say I am part Negro Another special paragraph In it God alwlse did God make a mistake when he said Like begets like From the last page I take tha lowing The teachings of the Bible become clear as the years go by Reason Dawns In the Sunny South The Inhabitants tho Southern Statesrhave made a long stride lowing out the teachings of Gods Word when they tale the ballot from the Negro In the near future the Human Family will forever relegate the Negro to his proper sphere which Is the Servant of his Master the White Man 3828 Copies sold the first seven weeps Never since the art of book making has been known has any book ever had such a wonderful sale The rich he poor the high the low the learn ed and the illiterate buy it It sells to ail it sells itself Agents wanted In every county In the United States You can clear 1000 every day Send f 35 cents at once stamps taken and t secure a complete Agents outfit by return mall and make more money the next six months than you ever made in any 12 months of your life We ship books on 30 days time This t book contains nearly tour large pages profusely illustrated andtsells for only 175 Act to day before some one else gets your territory Address American Book and Bible House 807 808 and 809 Holland Build Ing St Louis Mo There are ten persons whose recommendations of the book are printed Giving them in their order they areIE E Maybrick N Y He says In his recommendation I have read book four times ReviT L Smithson of Vermont He says I am reading It the nln flmnM Rev A mJUrNortfm of Mississippi Rsvs pennlsgt9f l worth of North Caroline md Prof A R Roundtres of VieconslntOS these 10 mire who recommend this vile book 7 are from the North catntie a huqdredtims as much as the worst man I knew In the penitentiary in Columbus Ohio and yet these men have the Bible on their side from Gen to Revelations r Take your New Testament andread Ythepassage tha Geek original Doulol the strongest equivalent In the Greek language for our word slaves That passage teaches beyond dcubt that these vile enemies of the human Face are light when they say to you black people that God intended you aUto be the slaves of the white plan No American Negro can be a Christian who does not recognize It to be his duty to be a slave to the white man and If you are an Intelligent and honest Negro and claim the right to be a free man you must be an fidel even as Lincoln and Ingersbll were SETCH IS FAME A Snow was very much surprised- to see an article written by his hand published In the Blue Grass Blade at t Des Molnes Llnevllle Tribune CQmmentBut I doni know where the devil Llnfiville is It does look like any man who had tense enough to edit a curl paper ought to know that anything with Bluegrass to It would be in Kentucky RELIGIOUS At Batesvllle Ark on May Rev S Deener Methodist nephew of Bishop Mallelleu was put in Jail cnarged with forgeries amounting to V1500000 At Texarcana Ark on May a storm destroyed the following churches Christian Baptist two Methodist and the Episcopal At Detroit June Bishop Spalding said women were responsible for three fourths of the crimes There Is actually no telling how good we men might be were it not for the f debasing Influence of women What a pity that men have to havei mothers and how many poor men who are striving to be good are ruined by the drunkenness and debauchery of their wives and daughters j a r t1i f t f J t I BLUE GRASS BLADE 1t A UNIVERSALIST Who Hasnt Got a Very Bad Case out Gets In Some Pretty Good Win Jamming Columbus Ohio June Friend MoreI often think of the little powwow we had that Sunday on the grass sward In the shade of a tree over In the beautiful front yard of th Ohio penitentiary That day you were j s convict and so was yours truly Charles eX his mark Chase All the difference between your convict coed Lion and mIne was that you were spend- Ing your time very pleasantly outside J of the walls pretty much all the time by day and Inside among the other heath ens at night while was serving a son tence for life entirely outside the wall- for something done In violation of law by an old son of n gun named Adam about 6000 years ago I dont think It Is a good law t punishes Dick for a crime committed tldIs every human being In it male and fe male Is In for a life term and doing time at the same old stand- I would like to make a few remarks to old Adwho brought all these trials and tribulations to the children of men would speak to him thusly Now old boy you can see what you have done you hrought death Into the world dud all our woes Theres my friend Mark Hannn go- Ing limping around with the waist case of rheumatism you ever saw I have had small pox chicken pox measles mumps catarrh and not less J than 40 bolls and all because your wive Evelyn better known as Lime t Eva In Uncle Toms Cabin had an uncontrollable tooth for apples I sup pose you dont carea nd dont care if ti you dont oaIremember that while we were hold- Ingk our powwow under that treet told you was a Universalist and you said you were an Infidel I have stud led that remark over several times and I cant see how you can be an Infidel unless you preach and advocate cart tain things that you dont believe Infidelity has nothing to do withI what believeor dont believe It XWticonsists in advocating a thing or tank that you aro in favor of nqtitand tlilil wait cbr lint I api- Mnteriallat iSifi fjt15being frpm JIll woks which are allvery good With Materialism as a base and Universallsin as a super fJrllistructure there is no finer or more r system of theology In the worldIDo you know that the Roman Catht olio Church Is now secretly getting ready to capture the large cities in the United States They are for sure 1and have been getting ready for years they now lack Isa preponderance of numbers They can right now put an army of 700000 men In the field armed arid uniformed and drilled and do the trick Inside of 24 houts I1ienever the Vicegerent of God Mr Pecci over In Rome says gin upII and gltV there will be a whole pas youswill see those Hibernians and Knights of St John and the bal ance of these Catholic orders march- Ing under the banner of the Pope In stead of the flag of the United States This old chap the Pope prescribes what men shall eat and drink and If his followers or underlings get tooc cussed hard up to commit a sin he will grant them indulgences for a few dollars each They hall him nolyl Father but if the devil and the Pope were running for President of thet United States I wdUld vote for t devil Yours with respect CHARLES D CHASE 30 West Maple Stree- tCommentThat two years in the penitentiary that that trinity Thompson Bundy and Rucker gave me for egotism was the softest snap ever r had till poor dear old Bro Billy Kinley busted the combination andr made them turn me out when had got only five months of the two years that I was justly entitled to and ought to have had for was If possible even more egotistic after got into the pen itentiary than I was before and It 1looks to me like the symptoms in myr case are getting worse and worse all the time Whenever get low down In spirits which is at certain stages of the moon f always at some stage of the moon I want to go back to the Ohio peniten tiary and have dear old Methodist t YanltCclnew warden Darby all Itknow old Bro Coffin was He would not have hesitated had there been any occasion for It to trust me with the keys of the whole penitentiary and of ails private room and money drawer I and there are a thousand old Irifldel Yankee blue coats who will honor and love that old Methodist Yankee btu coat because he was kind to though printed In the Blade that I liked the gray prison uniform because it looked like what the Rebel soldiers thlngdnot letting me Lave some gold lace to put on my sleeves so I would look like a Rebel colonel Instead of a private believe he would have done It if I had asked him but was afraid th old gentleman would think it cheeky- e and never uld It The only thing that hurts me In thl paper when the boys rip Teddy Roos terfeather up the back that if ever demand of him that year and seven months still due me In the Ohio penl tentlary ho will act the dog about t and refuse to let me nave It All the tommyrot you get ort about the mean ling of the word Infidel will explain- to you for the 1001th time that I have explained It In this paper If you will take the pains to look In Websters dictionary in proprlo loco you will find the meaning of the war- Infidel to be One who disbelieves the Inspiration of the scriptures and the divine origin of Christianity Now go way back and set down and shut your mouth and dont open It again to say anthlng until you know that what you are going to say Is true The trouble with the world is that the people know so many things that aint You bang away just like a preacher and say just any old tiling that suits your purpose for the time and then when you go up agin some body who does know you get knocivcd out Just like old Grehan did when ho went up agin me You say Infidelity has nothing to do with what you believe or dont lieve and Webster says that Ifldeli ty has nothing to do with anything else except what you believe and dont believe Now dont ever go and make an ass of yourself by putting your opinion as to the meaning of a word up agin that WebsterIuntil you gain more reputation as a lexicographer than you seem to have now You get your knowledge of a preme being from his works which are all very good and you have no more knowledge of a supremfe being than my bull Billy Brecklnridge that died a month ago because I sawed his horns off for hooking a Jiorse and told riterw J1 naLanntom itrfngH for a boss flddi uij Ay Ydtf knowtbat tine Catholics arc trying hard to get possession of this country and that aint half they are lng td get it and I hope they wil- lTherlsnot a Protestant in the world does not hate any Catholic more han by hates any Infidel in the world and when the Government all goesv over bodyaclously to the Catholics- all the Protestants will come over toa the Infidels and we will kill all theCI priests just like the people did in thev French Revolution and thats the kinda of a picnic that I want to see here Why didnt you ask me something hard Didnt I tell you that old Skinny 13t Rome made Jo Blackburn and oldh Chauncey Depew swear they would raise all the babies Catholics that theyJJ were going to havelike Kidder when they married Catholic womenC Hasnt Teddy sent a fellow to repre sent this Government in the court of Skinny 13 just like he has to the court of Eddie 71 Of course the whole push is going Skinnys way and I am for Skinny and want him to appoint some big bullheaded saloon keeper Irish Deputy Pope for Lexington and every Protestant skybuster In whole town get down on his lenses and suck that Irishmans toe Yes sir am going to be the top dog one time and am for Skinny 13 by a large majority 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 perialistic Ecclesiastic and Economic Tyranny the cause of Anarchy meeting with ready sales Their popI ularity Is attested by the fact that all extra editions ot Blades in which they were both punished were snapped up in orders of tens twentys and hunE dreds We can offer our no better propogandlc literature the one theologic and the other socialistic vital question discussed in these lectures should be put into the bands of every one You can all afford to pass a few of these around have placed myself In debt by publishing a large quantity of these pamphlets and I hope the readers will aa elst and relieve me by purchasing themt at once You will not only be me but help forward the good work The prices of the pamplets on mortality Is cents or for OnI the Causes of Anarchy cents org for J R HUGHES New Researches In Ancient History Showing the origin of the Mosaic legends concerning the creation fall of man flood and confusion of languages By 0 P Volney fl60 iJv tJ g J THE NEW DEFENDER eOF POPERY Editor Blue Grass Blade Yqur lustrious contemporary the Truth aUaht10llIJpaper Isonomy that Is trying hard but with poor success to imitate the Iconoclast once edited tiq Braun reaesop connect with the paper and absorb the good seemss same tion for the Catholic church as Brann had Freethinkers will not get strongly attached to it totby a head line printed in blood or re Ink on the first page The title of th article considered so important Is Why am not a Catholic- It is the rottenest kind of reading have run into in some time and llteaturdcreating a puzzle in my mindiWhy am not a Catholic Is what the as toIbut though he used 1200 words to tell us something about it all he said lin the subject was this I am not a Oath ollc simply because It is absolutely possible for the religious idea to accom odate Itself to my mind That is everything that was said germane to the subjectand his title so conspicuously printed in color to draw attention to the Importance of his remarks might as well have been something else and it would have been much more in accord with the subject had It read What A Good Thing For Humanity The Catholic Church Is The writer as his name seems to JI dlcate Armstrong writes with a strong arm but a weak head and the fulsome flattery which he bestows that mlndjIsFreethinkers He finds a few Catholics who have been better than their religion and gets badly mixed on their good per sonal qualities thinking all the time tint the humane feeling with which they were animated is Catholicism He forgot to mention old Tarquemada of the Spanish Inquisition however who mhre truly represented the chute tins any the nameS he did give awLJl het ng down 01t etact hal ihd were s a 11tUe work n whlch thb p ehgaged a very short sight of elusion to say the leasLJThe history of the Catholic church Is something to which we tilt have area and we do not for that reason have to rely upon Mr Armstrong to know the churclf has done or to learnj what it is now doing While we with him that it is this most per organization and the largest the rld has ever known that fact Is all that can be said to Its credit a great organization truly it Is nothing but organized tyranny and its principal effort is as it always has been to restrict shape and control the ac of the human mind This church no more conception of real liberty than the Turkish or the Russian govern and a worse despotism never did exist never will exist that the atholic church over the mind of than The mission of this church In the be ginlng of its career Was to humanize the tyrant and liberate the serf says Mr Armstrong but ne never made a greater mistake than when he made this assertion for the mission of the religion known as Christianity and which for fourteen centuries was Catholicism was to save people from the wrath of God in another worldand to flit their minds with that particular brand of superstition here It is the most notorious and perpetual beggar that ever had existence and it has stood like a Chinese wall in the path of progress and done everything in Its power to prevent the growth and spread of new Idea It has always been the Implaceable foe of science but Mr Armstrong over looks the imprisonment of Galileo the Italian astronomer and the burning of Bruno because he taught a plurality of words and presented Ideas that conflicted with the book of Gen likewise the Index expurgatoriua which has for ages been In force and unloads the statement that beyond all doubt the Catholic church has been and Is one of the most powerful factors of civilization Holy Moses wtfat a claim when for one thousand yetis the world stood still the light of Science out and the darkness of superstl ion enveloped the entire Christian world And the moment this stagnation be to end and a few daring inn be un to think what did this damnable despotism do but commence imprison ment persecution torture and he fliction of the death penalty in most horrid form Its history Is sin hel lush and to read what the datholld l1y r J tiJf fx I i aJIf worldR n ish and lazy priests monks and nuns live In idleness Is enough to make every thinking man damn it when its doings come Into his mind It seems almost incredible that a ott which he deals can write as this man Armstrong has written provided of course the nitn is sincere lie admits the cunning and the casuistry of the Jesuits but over ortnever o give until they have begged it have done somethlngsito alleviate human suf faring But what has that fact to do with dogmas of the church and Us basic principles one of which is a pope to do your thinking for you and prevent by every means in his power the spread knowledgee did go to the Sandwich Islands and die among the lepers he went there to poison antd no purpose an Whatt some sen timental poems and reveal the fact in thanIdown to human nature and doht lose sight of the main fact that the Catholic church Is a men tal despotism the worst the world ever knew and If n man starts In to talk about the Catholic church let him stick to It and not wander oft on Individuals- It Is the general character and In fluence of the church as an organization thetn a have done to show they had humane feelings Has the Catholic church as an Institution been an aid to science know ledge mental freedom and civilization That is the question to be answered when One writes on the subject of Catholicism and tiers is nothing easier to shoW than that It has not Mr Armstrong must think his readers highly intelligent when he tries to force such rot onto them as he produced in the article under consideration Look at the reasoning of the man and then wonder whether his working partner was writing fiapdoodleor something else when he presented him to the readers of Isonomy as one of the pro found nt philosophers and classical writers of the present day Pick this to pieces as one of his gemsI I speak of the religion which is sin rethan which no greater blessing was ey6r children of men philosopher What will claim for a 00 edI lat 1t poi u are toneatly de ceiveuunil Ignoftirir In what lvaydoes- it make a blessing out of a curse To claim that It does Is to deal In a brandI of philosophy that is simply bogus and this profoundt philosopher tells us that ceremonial of the Catholic Church up ts and exalts the mind that is pared to receive it he might and should add that such a mind is not developed and unfolded to any great extent To the rational man all her ceremonies are but monkey shines that do not amount to a whoop in purgatoryaI place on which Mr expressed no opinion This philosopher tells us there is nothing in materialism for the millions who suffer and I will tell him there is nothing in religion or Catholicism but baseless assertions and windy promises had as soon feed oh the facts in nature as far as we can dlstcover them and there stopas to filled up with religious nonsense andI promises that have no more foundation on which to rest than do fairy philosopher I ever heard of fore thought superstition a necessity to mans happiness that is a claim which prlsetcraft puts forth and the reason for it is that is their buslI nesS It is a money proposition them and they sell you for cash these del htfulabsurdltles I saw a funeral pro eeslon of Catho lies going to the grave a while ago andI without a priest I asked the reason and was told It was because they were too poor to pay him No money no superstitious consolation at the grave As far as atheism can be likened to a boat that sets out without pilot to age through seas of storm so can all beliefs for none have any connection with knowledge and the sky pilot Is the biggest humbug that ever engaged man attention When Mr Armstrong will tell us where we came from I wUII tell him where he Is going when be turns up his toes and if he is much worried over the matter he should re member that genuine philosophers do not worry over the Inevitable- If death is the end of consciousness a belief in the dogmas of Cathol icism will have no influence on that fact and the gentleman should also consider this reason is In good work ing order that annihilation Is mucht to be prefered to any heaven or here rafter that Christianity has yet offered us If he knows of anything In ma terialism or atheism that can strike such terror to the mind that sincere believes it as the Christian dogma lt of hell Freethinkers will receive the in formation gladly 1t1 wanted to lay awake nights an pass my days in gloom and depression I would try to cultivate a belief In the Catholic doctrine of hell and purgatory for no mind that sIncerelyMr Arm strongs favorite word believes In soul damnable lies can take much comfort In life Mr Armstrong admits his mind is not adapted to the reception of suchI things and yet when thrown In massive ceremonials they are vet good for some people This philosopher may be such in Texas but I fear his patronymic with the given tachment will never be placed among the fifty immortals this country has produced When a man can be round to defend a church that has cursed manity for centuries and one In which his reason will not permit him to be lieve he comes as near belpg a quixotic absurdity as anything I ever met an if that is the kind of philosophy he going to grind out down in Texas tho authorities should to preserve the reputation of the State have him examiner before a board of lunacy Yours for good horse sense in going through this world CHANNING SEVERANCE Los Angeles Cal CommentThere was an interesting coincidence about that piece Reeds Isonomyone of these reed- shaken by the wind you read of in tho Biblehad come to me I suppose the first of May and on June I Just hap pened to pick it from my waste barrel Into which probably had thrown it after having failed to be attracted by a glance at it With a red stencil stamp It re quested my criticism of it with the ad ditional request that I send it a marked copy of the criticism It states on Its front page that you cant get a sample copy of The Isono my unless you blow In your little cents I read the thing sufficiently to get a fair understanding of It and noted the blood red announcement of Armstrongs iWhy I am not a Catholic- I am getting old and having a pretty hard old row in the struggle for exis tence and while I hate to harry my old brains all up roasting fools can but feel It my duty to note some exceptionally badcases and I had vaslllated for two or three hours vhlle I was play ing pingpong with potato bugs with paddle and pan with a little roof paint In Iias to whether would pay any attention to the tommyrot in The Isonomy a name that is enough to kill any publicatfonfwhen the malT came bearing the aboveletter saying Vf I thought of uul rat YroT Idence Is always on ml llIeITJils Jsonomy Is poor imitation of Urannis1 Iconoclast tvhtc1 wasthi1- most immoral paper ever printed in the United States its only feature of In erest being a large display of big words tickled the intellectual palates of that brand of biped cattle who think that great wisdom Is necessarily wrapped up in great big words Branns Iconoclast and this Isonomy are both Jesulstlc publications intended- to boost Catholicism under the guise of arguing against it A Catholic priest named Keogh lives Kentucky who at Covington or Newport told me that he took twenty Catholic priests to hear Brann lecture at Cincinnati Whether that priest paid anything or nothing for the tickets the fact tellsI its own little tale A fellow named J Guy Reed seems be the main guy of The Isonomy while the ear marks of Armstrong are everything said In the paper OWENSBORO CHAUTAUQUA The L H St L railway Hender son Route are preparing to do a large excursion bulsness from July 31 to ust from all 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BOWLES Appeals for the Ballot for Women Editor Blue Urass Blade One the high alms and noble purposes of the National Liberal Party Is the complete emancipation of woman and to place her upon the high level of s absolute equality with her brother man and this one plank In our platform ought to commend our organization to every patriot and philanthropist and to every friend of Justice and humanity In the United States Long years ago man discovered that freedom is the greatest blessing for HIM and he has finally achieved many of his natural rights but his duties to fhis mother his wife his sister and his daughter have not been discharged and because of this we still walk in shad ows and dark clouds still thickly cluster on all the arches of the worlds horizon If we may credit the father of history Herodotus and his great cessor Dlodones vast empires and mighty kingdoms have oeen rising and falling on this earth for sixteen thousand years and we may safely affirm that they will continue to rise and fall until woman achieves her freedom In the VERY nature of things there can be no permanent peace and no stability in human Institutions until all the players in the drama of are shielded and protected and governed by to use our faculties isa funda mental natural right and on this count the question of woman suffrage is irrepressible and it is sate to pre dict that every restriction that has been imposed upon the freedom of woman by the artifice and ignorance of man will In time be removed The domestic social and political strictions which have so long narrowec the sphere of womans ambition her usefulness her activity and her hap piness when removed will give her a new impetus to the march of civiliza tion and will mark a new epoch in the history of the world because justice and liberty are the essential conditions that underline the happiness of the whole human race The awful social distempers and do mestic evils which now so universally prevail and which man unaided can never remove will in a large measure disappear when woman is completely t emancipated and all her natural and i clvis rights recognized and achieved advocate the freedom of woman for the same reasons that I advocate the freedom of manbecause happiness impossible without freedom because growth and development are impossible without liberty to exercise our facul ijties Freedom is soil and sunshine and to the mindenthe bodyand my nt e o suits whJofllieelperfectiyurewill f follow the complete emancipation woman are based on scientific fact and not in the slightest degree on goritimon tality Biology teaches ua that she humanityIboth spring same source Psychology teaches us that her intellect and moral sense cannot be clearer and brighter and quicker than her brother mans because her intellect and her moral sense are children of the same ancestry and in the very nature of things we are compelled to regard man and woman as equals and as coun terparts of each others This being true all sentiment should be excluded in the discussion of thin question and we should all advocate the emancipation of woman because it is right that she should be as free as her brother man because it is in har mony with the teachings of science be cause all priests oppose her emancipa tion and enlightenment and believe haremIcipation of woman because wrong for any class of human beings to arbi trarlly dominate over any other class of their fellows This is the ground upon which we should all urge the claims of woman to the ballot and to the exer else of every right and every privilege enjoyed by man The question of her freedom and of her right to the ballot bears no relation whatever to the question as to whether she is better or worse than her brother man whether she is weaker or stronger whether her moral sense is keener or blunter whether she iI finer or coarser None of these ques tions bear any relation whatever to the supremely Important question as to whether she should be a slave or be questloneIthe claims of woman to freedom to the ballot and to every natural right and privilege enjoyed by man on the broad and defensible ground that she is our mother our wife our daughter and our sister that all Just governmentsderlve their power from the consent of the governed that woman is one of the ern d and therefore entitled to a voice in the government and In the laws of the country that she is at least one half of the population and that her in terests are bound up with the government In every possible way and that man and woman in the very nature of things must rise and fall together This being clearly true If anything can be true Justice and common sense demand that woman should be free and enjoy every right privilege and oppor tunity that we ourselves enjoy and when she is clothed in the full panoply- of freedom we will all be carried up to gather to a higher plain of civilization and happiness and many of the terrible evils which now so sorely atlllct us will soon become matters of history It is indeed a dark blot upon the glory of our age that human rights in this groat t n I AJ i m 11At 11 l h Republic are divided to onehalf our people and that good men and good women still have to labor and to plead for the recognition of the clalme of Justice for our wives and mothers Every evil and every injustice in man society is due to some active cause like every other phenomenon in nature and it Is the duty of every good man aud every good woman to search for the cause of every evil In society and endeavor to remove ill Why Is it that womans rights and her liberties are still denied her Why has she been a slave and a beast of bur den in nearly all the countries of the world and why is she still cramped and crippled in this great Republic The answer to these questions is not far to seek nor hard to findIt is written on all the dark and dismal pages of his tory for the last nineteen hundred years the cause of womans disabilities of her inferior and subordinate position and of the unjust discriminations against hers is directly traceable to the priesthood and to the Holy Bible It Is this reverence for the Holy Bible that inspires all the opposition and every diatribe against the freedom of our mothers our wives and our sis ters This idiotic belief in such grading absurdities that man was made for the glory of God and woman for the use of man That man was made first and woman afterwardsthat Eve was first in the transgression and that Adam was not deceived and for these crush Ing and overwhelming reasons must not unveil her face or be allowed- to teach in the synagogues This Is the deadly upa tree that has poisoned the life of woman and made a tyrant out of man for the last sixteen hundred years this1 is the slimy serpant that has coiled itself around the neck of our mothers our wives and our sisters In the devilish guise of religion and has fastened Its loathsome folds upon the life upon the mind and upon the liberty of all mankind throughout Christendom I This is the reason why woman today is not clothed in the panoply of dom this is the reason why woman is not basking in the sunlight of liberty It is the priesthood and orthodox ligion based on Jewish fables that nies to woman the use of the ballot the mightiest of all the lovers progress it is the crtf ty priesthood and ortho dox religion that compels our toiling sisters in field and factory and in every avocation to perform equal service with man for half the compensation It was I the priesthood and orthodox religion that whipped and flogged our grand mothers and sold them into slavery It was the diabolical priests of orthodox religion that branded our grandmoth ers cheeks with red hot Irons fQr pray ing that their offspring might be boys instead of girlsit was the devilish priests t t orthodox religion that shaved our grandmothers heads for life for the most trlval offenses committed on Sundays Woman has been shedding tears of bloo for sixteen hundred yt af4tdSd Mhtrole Listoy under prlefctly rule tab been an unbroken wall of lamentation aqd sorrow It is ImDossible to have a happy world until the priesthood aud orthodox religion are exterminated from the face of the earth To attempt to carry out and es tablish of the numerous reforms that are nbw occupying the attention of good women and good men Js wasted energy and utterly useless until the devilish priesthood and orthodox re ligion are first overthrown These are the great curses of the civilized world and all our energies should be concentrated and directed to the destruction of this hydraheaded monster that has made human history one continuous and awful tragedy for sixteen hundred yearsIt a maxim among wise physicians In the treatment of disease to discover the cause and if possible remove it and the Disease will disappear The same golden rule should be applied In every field of human thought and la bor Let us then knowing the cause of womans long catalogue of griefa and sorrows teach our fellow man to break the shackles that a heartless priesthood has forged and fastened upon them and with an iconoclastic hammersmash every idol of orthodox religion Let us impress upon our children our mothers our sisters and our wives that science liberty and humanity are the most sa cred and the holiest of all trinities I am not sanguine of a speedy triumph over the mailed hosts of superstition butlf we can hold the heartless priesthood In check and through the Free thought prVjs flood the country withI the light of ucience and reason tho all hall hereafter will surely come and Jewish fables Will cease to dominate and curse the race The mission of the National Liberal Party Is to awaken the sleeping Justice of man and to stir the National heart to a feeling of shame and a sense of honor and whoever thinks that this organization was an accident has read ancient and current history to little purpose for its origin is clearly traceable to the operation of the universal law of 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particulars In a circular- S TARR Expert Accountant Vice President National Association Accountants and Bookkeepers 855 Market Street San Francisco Cal brainy men and women that fill the Freethought ranks Their name is legion and their Ideas are like rays of light such as only truth can throw The iconoclast Is the only true evangelist His mode of doing business may be ferent but what converts he gets are never guilty of backsliding APER KENT TWO LETTERS That Were Refused Publica tion By the Memphis- CommercialAppeal NOTEBrown who is alluded to was student for the Catholic priesthood and is getting up a club for the Blade Editor VERACITY of the CommercialRev Talmage will be remembered chiefly as the traducer of Thomas Paine Part of his creed was to preach lies for the glory of God bouncing rollicking lies similar to those found In the Arabian tales llea that have Deetrctrcniated far liuct near atnoliirtho Ignorant and credulous It it Interest ing to note the remarks of some of his Christian brethren The New York Independent says By Infirmity of his Wind of which he ook sufllclent advantage he was unable- to see the value of verities and he under no obligation to Investigate- the truth of what he could use to effect an address The Arkansas Methodist says Though the best known preacher of time Mr Talmage was never class ed as a man of great power He was dot scholarly and often erred in his erences to history and fact Tho com mon magazine literature or the news papers entitled him as a source of information He was not a student being- a man of too much action to study deeply He had not a logical or analytical mind and counted for little In the realm of theology or philosophy His opinions were not especially regarded These quotations are sufficient for Talmage FRANCIS bL SMITH Brooks Ark April To the Editor Memphis Commercial Appeal SlrL am not one of your subscribers You will not want to read any further now I might have become one might have gotten you a club of 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Journal of May This Is of course a fake and a frau of the worst order but no worse than many hundreds recorded in the Inng James Bible usually called the word of God This long article appears in ono of our socalled great metropolitan dallier designed for Sunday reading by the thousands and millions of people take and read that paper and other papers that will use the same fake What afflicts me this case is that Henry Watterson tho editor gives thl infernal heap lie and fraud a place prominence in his paper and never of fers a word of protest against the circa latlort and imposition of such silly bos on his readers And worse still this same old Henry the Last Is posing as a candidate for Governor of Kentucky his nearby readers and as candidate for President of the United State among his far away readers and very much worse still this sanie old sufferer Is a Roman Catholic and as touch of course holds that he and all othe Catholics owe their first and last zeal duty loyalty and allegiance to the man Catholic Church and the dictates of Its desperate dangerous and damnable decrees which arc the same over the world The human fanllly have had much fliction and suffering all over the globe In all the history we have had of them hut most all of this suffering and on earth has been the result of Invasion and Intrusion upon the rights of others led on by kings lords nabobs despot t and warlike leaders In aggression ant family the world over are now right up to the problem of tin ayes In comparison with which all pas questions and problems pale in insigni flcance t The question before the human race today is Shall we In the future be ruled by human reason divine natura or Godgiven or shall we be ruled by animal instinct coarse brutal Ignorant superstitious cruel hellish And now since all Ideas of King craft priestcraft and secret or King craft are heencles scarcely ever understood by the members and masses an direct agencies In the scheme of the of the longsought and ardently hoped for glorluos Kingdom It makes this pres ent religious fraud published by Wat terson under the caption Sisters the snore to be condemned and blamed arid If such papers as tlie Blade dp not j once take this matter up and expose this fraud and He credited to nobodY but Watterson under cover of the Sis Hers then we all who believe In the rights of man and respect the laws of reason and nature had just us well fold up and go to hell on earth and be sear soning for eternal torment right here on this earth for that Is what we will all have If such designs as Wattersons the old sad whipped traitor Rebel of 18315 and the Popes kings monarchs rr and religious despots of the old world succeed In establishing their hellish not glorious kingdoms- I have showed this article Sisters to several church members here at Frenchburg and all denounce It as a lie and fake except two Roman Catho lies one from Canada and one from Jer sey City N J They both say it Is as reasonable as the like stories of the Bible and as they are forced to believe the Bible miracles they also believe this whole story to be a religious truth I will give names If desired Publish the whole of this and leave standing until ordered out GEORGE McCORMICK SISTERS l f a Strange Story of Divine Intervention t SAVED FROM PELEES WRATH People Flocked In Terror to the Church HOLY WAFERS ARE GIVEN The Savior Is Declared to Have Sud denly Appeared Showing the Sacred Heart MIRACLE OF THE BADGES Special Cable to CourierJournal- ST LUCIA May 30The Sisters of the Catholic order of De la Dellver ande twentythree of whom are among the survivors of the eruption of Mont Pelee arrived here today from Morne Rough with a wonderful story of the presservatlon of that the nearest com munity to the crater and the only one within the zone of disaster to escape the escape of Morqe Rough to divine Intervention and tell of a miracle In the church before the eyes of the congregation assembled for refuge from the deathspouting vol Is the amazing story one tells and to which all subscribe The campaign for the House of French Deputies was on and the cialists were very strong In St Pierre There were 400 of them In Morne Rouge who denounced the Catholic clergy and threatened the Sisters lives Night and day they sang ribald campaign songs St Pierre was placarded with blasphe proclamations The mous printed blacks threatened to seize the church and turn Into a theater and St Pierre Cathedral into a dancing hall Sister Marie LInfant Jesus was the spokeswoman of the Holy Sisterhood We were In deadly fear of our lives and for two days and nights stayed In the church of Notre Dame de la Dell era Morne Rouge praying When the mountain begot rumbling and the smoke como on the morning of the catastrophe Father Marie celebra cd mass at oclock Father Druno celebrated a second mass at 730 oclock It was hardly over before tlte people of the town began flocking In terror to the church All the holy wafers were not being used In communion and he began tlll trlhutlng them- Suddenly there npenred before the alter a vision of the Savior showing the Sacred Heart The members of the congregation kneeling cried to each other Voye Vouz le Sacred Coon The vision wao sadfaced and wan We emerged to see a terrible cloud accompanied by thunder and llghtnln rolling down Pelee almost over our heads upon the city of St Pierre Another miracle that occurred dur- Ing the awful time was this gave out from our small supply of paper badges of the Sacred Heart had given all In the church yet when I had finished I had as many as when I began Our truly Blessed Savior appeared tot only In the vision but saved ives in answer to our prayers aUlI made the wicked suffer by destruction and awful death I interviewed Mother Superior Anso me and Sisters Flaure Germalne anll Margaret They all swear that saw the vision and testify to the truth of the miracle of the badges BRO BARNES JINES DOWIE Rev George 0 Barnes writes the terior Journal that he has Just been mersed by Dowle after depending all of his seventy odd years on his Infant bap tism Suppose he had died before tne appearance of Elijah II would he have been thereby lost Lexington Demo cratCommentThe Interior Journal and theLexlngton Democrat now belong W P Walton who without any genlu for journalism or for anything else made a big fortune by printing lIes about the miracles that for several years were dally performed at the Pink Cottage of Barnes These miracles were not a whit bet ter than the regular staple and com mercial brand of miracle that Is perennially performed by the Catholics by lust any old bones and rags from jus any of their old saints but the Interior Journal a little onehorse backwoods paper that had no Interest In it except Its perpetual boosting of the miracles of Barites and the great big CourierJour lal to flood the country with nllllons of the most brazen lies aboul Barnes until there was not In Louisville an Opera House big enough to told the creme de la creme of Kentucky aristocracy that just tumbled over each other to hear Barnes a little tin Jest m wheels and witness right there fore them the miraculous healing ol all kinds of old broken up fools that dame to him to be coopered up For twenty years I alone here- In Kentucky telling the people that lames and the Interior Journal and the CourierJournal were nothing but rlnity of liars and I tried to smash lames and finally did scrunch him Ike old Taceton did crickets Now poor old Bro Barnes boom las busted and he is left poor and for aken in the world and now Walton who owes all he has to the fact that lames made the Interior Journal his organ never misses an opportunity to jump on poor old Barnes with both and the CourierJournal does not eign even to mention all the pitiful fantastic tricks before high heaven that poor Barnes Is playing with that rascal Dowle Barnes had any sense he would jolb me to blast the gang of Christian fools and hypocrites that he manufactured When 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