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Digital page images are linked to the text file. r BLUE GRA S BLADEpitykei 1n 02DOUNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THISMDO UNTO YOUCONFUCIUS J o1V Inj nriCOUNTRY TO DO GOOD MY RELIGION TOM PAINE OF MANINGERSOLLJJEDIT VA HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 5100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL XI NO 24 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY AUGUST 3 E M 802 100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 issue for one year 100 u 1260 TERMS flOO per year in advance in clubs of five cent foreign sub scription I1M anaGRASS BLADE Lexington Ky DO HOT order paper discontinued without paying arrears THAT DATS on printed address tab la the time of expiration of your sub scription- WtfBN you shrvol address this as well as ne address KlHBNjyou end your BUtJsorJpUonsay whether you are a err rrioEot publication 19 East Third Street finTBBBDat the Post ohms at Lexing ton Ky as Beoond Glass Man Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Published WKHKJjY at lieu a year lo advance Club Rate and Sample Copies The BLADB will be sent for 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 cent each for BLADEIRowells Newspaper Directory says f 4 + 644444444444 4 4 5368 4 4 Average Weeekly Circulation t4 for 4 4 BLUE GRASS BLADE + Lexington Ky + The leading weekly In the 4 4 State Published In the heart 4- i of the Blue Grass Region Clr i culates in every State In the 4- i Union and in some foreign 4 f countries + 4 Reaches a liberal class of 4 9 buyers Advertising rates and 4 4 sample copies on application 4e 4 + + + 4444444 4 4 4 4 My terms are 1000 an inch a year paid in advance regardless of the number of Inches and for nothing less than a year CHARLES C 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 lit do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without 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 tuggingitdespairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius it has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this dsvlllsh thing And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank da not wonder that every thoughtful man It prejudiced against the damned stuff Mllri INGERaOLL l i 3 I 4t VICTORHUeD THE GREAT INFIDEL AS VIEWED BY CATPOLIC PRIEST LIARS HARD TACK AND RED LIQUOR THE BLESSED RAMENT ARE ALLUDED TO WITH A CAP WHEN IT IS REFERRED TO There la no greatness and mighty little goodness outside of Infidelity- It has only now become known me that Victor Hugo one of the grea writers of the 9th century was an In fidel and was burled with Infidel core J S Odegard of Nova Scotia sends me a copy of The Casket a Catholic Journal of Antleonlsh N In which he has marked two edltorlals From the first one headed How Vic tor Hugo died I extract the following- couro the enemies of religion who needed Hugo for their war upon Catho licism In France did ever hlng to keep their Idol and their tool from reconcil ing himself with the Church When h was In the throes of death Cardinal Gulbert made an effort to be admitted to the sick room but of no avail The poet died without priestly administra tion and triumphant Freethought elab orated a funeral whlchfor outward splendor and display surpassed any thing that France had ever seen inwpatroqn lit GoTieWvt B tOrr ufVgOdleS republic tho saint had to make room for tho blasphemer who had died a strang er to the faith which she had contrib uted to illustrate by her virtues an miracles On tho day proceeding Victo- Hugos funeral masses were offered u for the last time In the church of St Genevieve and the Lord of Hosts wa removed from the tabernacle To th Infidel government of France the poe t war greater than the saint greater tha God Their house became his mauso leum but It retained the standard of its former Lord the cross That cross surmounting the edifices highest pin nacle was an eyesore to Impiety It must be hauled down So did man de cree but the castIron mass weighing some 3000 pounds held Its own in spite of desperate efforts and refused to be hauled down It continues to ex tend Its arms over the city to the dis comfiture of the pigmies who want to rule over a nation and cannot rule over a few thousand pounds of matter An hour after Victor Hugos death an actor who was one of his great admir ers was surreptitiously admitted to the death chamber He was startled at the dead mans expression of anguish and dlspalr anti said to the valet who had introduced him How frightful he looks Ah sir answered the valet just before his laot breath the master raised himself on the couch and called twice A priest a priest The actor went Immediately to his home and with an accent of deep emotion he said to his daughter I dont want to die like Victor Hugo died When Ill be taken sick youll call Father Montabre I shall not speak of what saw but at any rate It was terlble Immediately following this editorial under the held or Acts of Reverence is an editorial in which It Is Interesting to note that the neuter pronoun It Is printed It with n The editorial beginsas follows If the Blessed Sacrament Is In the Tabernacle the Rubric commands us to make a genuflection on one knee every time we pass In front of It as well as on coming before It and leaving If It be exposed on the Altar we are Instructed to matte a gemitlectlon on both knees amidbodyHere In the beginning of the twen tieth century hi Nova Scotia n part of America where the United States ruled by Roosevelt who called Paine a filthy tlttlo atheist and then sends Taft to be stationed at Home to get the Instructions of Skinny XIII as to how we shall manage our American affairs the prlosto of this superstition are teaching tho people that one of the acles that attest the truth of tusk re ligion Is that a castIron cross cannot be pulled down off a steeple And this stupidity Is further aggravated by the fact that St Peter the lead ok ties Catholic clutch explains that Jesus Christ came to his death by being hanged to a treoAclsand 39just as ono of the two con lllctlng accounts of Judas Iscarlots death says Judas was hanged If tho story about the actor Is true why were not his name and address given Simply because any old lie Is sufficient for the ignoramuses and pimps for whoso benefit the lie is told If the actor was a great admirer of Hugo why was It that he could only get Into death chamber surrepti tiously Certainly any man who would get Into a death chamber In such a way would lie about what he saw when he did get In fleece people will go to n bakery and get a picco of hard tack and then go to n Catholic saloon and get a quart of red liquor and then will call the two It with a cap like It was another God or Jesus Christ or Holy Ghost and thy will all bow down to it and a gang of railroad Irish will eat the centa worth of hard tack and a big bellied priest will all by himself swig that cents worth of liquor and then they will all sing The heathen In rill their blindness Bow down to wood and stone He qulHtlbUH non est dlsputandum of course would rather bow down to a nice walnut saw log or n pile of best Benson stone from the Kentucky river than to a piece of Pol Parrot cracker and a quart of liquor NO WOMAN CASEtBY JOSEPHINE HENRY The following a special to the Cin cinnati Post PRAYED FOR SNAKES Norfolk Va July 19Rev Stickler an aged Protestant minister scat to pray for a member of the Baker fam ily In Craig county Virginia who was bitten by a rattlesnake kneeling said Lord we thank thee for snakes Thou TomeBaker We pray thee to send one to bite Sam Baker and If It pleases you Lord send a whooping big rattlesnake to bite old man Bill Baker for nothing but rattlesnakes can bring the Baker family to re entancefFrom the above It Is evident that for this occasion the snake had deserted the woman or the woman had deserted the snake and his snaktjship attended feminihedcompanion In crll1 Chute wan nothlnirnfiW Minder Jui stmt but if he had lidin this day the condition of the Baker family conflict with the snake without a wo causeddman as thatpwomen con netted with his case was the newest Ifewhona cage rattlesnakes may become a necessary piece of church furniture to bring sm ners to repentance A LADY WHO ADMIRES DR BOWLESHER HEAD IS LEVEL Canterburry Okla July 00n Editor Moore Please let me call tention to the article by Pres Bowles Appeal for the Ballot for Woman In the Blade of June While reading it I thought to mark the extra good portion of It I could not stop reading to mark any and found It all so good so very grand all the very good articles that are In your paper this Is the gem We are nearing the time when ex pression of our views on these questions will be sought of us nay urged of us We should think deeply and much We will be none too ready when the crisis comes This article to which I have referred wculd make a most excellent leaflet Oh that had the means to get It printed in such form So many of us are embarrassingly poor In this worlds currency and canot do all we would like of missionary work too often a care like this- would had ability to write an ar ticle such as this Is I am glad possess ability to appreciate it It should be read again and again and read every Sunday or every morning and night Twould do us a world of good and rouse our sodden minds to action t This much of this letter had lulu unposted until today read Lucy Wat ers Phelps letter on the same article and note editorial comment follow hug The truth of the whole matter there are very many who are at heart with Pres Bowles Sisters Sisters let us be doing let It be known we are an army In num hopIngour brothers shall Invite us to their aid Show that we have heart and soul to enter Into the battle for right and wait but for our brothers call Today Is Independence day hi name A pope makes gifts to the head of a republic Yes Independence Is but a name The sex who have the ballot are not free and never will be free until they grant other freedom freeing gllngbecdomdom to the oppressor Should the Na tional Liberal Party do nothing but work with more or less effect for the ballot for women It shall not have lived In vain but it will do more Long live the N L P and PreS Bowles ADA L SMITH INFIDELSUICIDES HUBERT DEVIVIER A FRENCHMAN OF LEWISTON MONTANA FttlEND OF TilE BLADE AND A GOODlMAN TAKES HIS OWN LIFE UNDER JUS TIFIABLE CIRCUMSTANCES ft Lewiston Mont July 1102 Tho Grass Blade Hul ell Devlvler who was a sub scribe1 to the Blade and a noted tree think r departed from earth by his own on tune ns you will see im the newspaper clipping which enc ise The gentleman desired this to be grant after his death by his daughter Mr Devlvler was born In Liege gium years ago under the Catholic rellgli n but never believed tho falsehood even when only a boy In his teen He left his parents at an early age because he did not believe as they did He read and found out that Freethought Is tho only tree religion so he spent most of his life In this belief and died the same way He died happy and without any fear of another existence He left at his home books of Inger foil Putnam Paine Heston anti others He belonged to the National Liberal Party fNo and to some older associations He read Freethought papers and magazines- Mr Deviyler has brought up his fam ily composed of wife son and two daughters li jjis belief and they wil- tcarryhlslntle ice through life as near to I i tLlherat t rty VNo 41BJ fMr Dflvivier received n stroke of paralysis last January and ever since has been unable to read his eyesight being ruined Heading Freethought lit erature was his greatest pleasure all else in comparison was nothing He used to tell his family that his life was a harder to him but not until his great Illness old he realize its truth He used to read and tell his family of the grand work Freethought was do ing and of the progress It was making So the days wore on slowly The death of Hon James Fergus the oldest Freethinker of this place was a great shock to Mr Devlvler so great that tae latter airvived the former only a few days Mr Dbvlvter had always hoped to see a Frefthought Club In this town but in vaib We wanted some Freethought speak er to make an address over his remains but thtri was none here so we got a lawyer who made a very touching ad dress iipon the principles of lilt belief We are miles from any railroad By his request I write this letter and ask ydh to publish It In the Grass Blade as It had always been to have a par of this letter and the letter he printedYoupaper clipping which send you Please continue to send your payer the Blue Grass Blade In nature had he faith only In nature he trusted now he rests safe forever In the arms of nature I antHubert Devlvlers eldest daught sr Yours truly MRS CHARLES PERLEBERQ Cs Frosi the long and complimentary newspaper report of the death I take the discovered he was reposing on his back the revolver close by the right parietal bone and loll of the awayfromthirty feet distant the brains had been promiscuously stattered and a most re volting sight was presented his hat was near by secured by a stone and under It was found a addressed to the Lewlstou newspapers which read as lows Endless suffering has lead me to this onehalf suicide paralytic ex pects nothing hut another stroke er nature you are too slow so help myself Death occurs only once June Hubert Devlvler call this halfsnlclde because am Half dead by paralysis Upoii another scrap of paper there wasnvrllten In French the Information that not one person In a hundred knew how to enjoy life Some time prior to the commission of Ute awful deed Mr Devlvler had formed n neighbor 0 Lucler that June would be his last month on earth and too well did he verify this threat After the presentation of these cir cumstances the jury readily rendered a verdict of suicide That Mr Dorlvler determined up on committing suicide is evidenced by the fact that he a short time ago trans ferred all his real property to his chil dren adjusting his business affairs In the most systematic manner He was In most prosperous circum stances the estimated value of his pos sessions being some 30000 the greater portion of which was reality Ho had been a resident of Fergus county for twenty years and until overcome by piralysU hail been a hale vigorous and energetic citizen Ills surviving family consists of a widow and three children two daughters and a son At the time of his death he was sixtytwo years of ageCOIIIENTWhclI as In this caiu one suicides because he reasonably be lieves ho Is hopelessly a burden to others and to himself there Is of course no wrong In Itperhaps It Is right and best But when It Is a good man as In this case he should know that hit friends would rather undergo much trouble to take care of him than to have him take his own life It Is a matter about whkh It Is hard to advise others but there are times when suicide Is justifiable His family will have the sympathy at all good peo plo who read this REJOICEAND E GLAD Li THE BABIESA E NOW SAVED By JOSEPlN HENRY day of hanksglvlng should be appointed by the religious world that the old Westmlnstt r Confession has been so revised as to clear it of the monstrous doctrine that the Almighty from all eternity de reEd that some men women not mentio red aim some lu tents were predestl ied to eternal pun ishment This has been a Presbyterian doctrine for years For one years they have denied that th hUl1dridI fession of Faith aught this doctrine but declsi did nc world kept on charging them with ItIand years ago the wise ones mined to get rid lot the odium These advanced Presbyterians though that few In lu ers the reafc tjt t al eoo u and hayt von a lendid victory The of thft conservative element are not infringed by the revision Any grown up roan or woman who desires to live by the old confession and wants a chance among the Unelect has a perfect right to g to eternal punishment and it Is their to predestine babies to eternal burning was some thing the world wciild not stand To make a grown perscm who Is trying to do their best go to the hot place against their will had enough but to condemn the babies before they are born that Is too much Does Is not seem th j fair thing to do to give us an even chance In the race of life Then If the devil gets his own we cant complain And this exactly what the Presbyterian rjeueral Assem bly has at last done and It has moved the foundation stone of Cnlvanlsm The Mothers Congress should call on the Motherhood of the world to make this a year of rejoicing aid thanksgiv ing and the 22nd of May 1102 should be a red letter day In the Presbyterian calendar for the babies are saved mid tho confession now reads We believe that ALL dying In fancy are Included In the election of grace and are regenerated and saved by Christ through the Spirit who works when and how He pleases We suggest that the following hymn of thanksgiving by A Harter Reynolds of Auburn N Y be sung In all Wo mens Clubs anti Councils THANKS TO THE PRESBYTERIAN COUNCIL Lets hold a mothers jubilee Since all our babies are set free From hades by a wise decree Presbyterian council All hall the prattling cherub throng With forms not even a span long Now marching up to heaven strong Released by that same Council Sweet little babes how pleased they are To join their Christian mammas there And rest in heavenly mansions fair Through the kindness of that council Their heavenly Father bids them come And welcomes these sweet culprits home Who have escaped eternal doom By Presbyterian Council Kind Jesus folds them to his breast And soothes the little ones to rest While giving thanks with fervent zest To Presbyterian Council For favors he did riot expect To Infant sinners nonelect However he will not reject The wisdom of that Council Rejoice yo mothers now be glad No longer let your hearts be sad Your babes In angel robes are clad By Presbyterian Council Saint Peters agent too is free Tho Roman Pontiff Holy See authorltI REVIDRI VARDEN THE WIFE WHIPPER HOW THE BLADES EULOGY OF HIM TOOK IN HIS OWN TOWN PARIS KY write this on July the day the Blade is printed and have just hoard the first news from Paris about how the Blades comments upon Varden the tony Baptist preacher who whipped his wife has taken there Old Brother FIcklin sold Blades auothey young man sold at five cents each and said he could have sold he had had them and we have re ceived from there an order for more and forms were held and will fts again put on the press and another edition wll be printed Until this time not a single paper In the world except the Blade has mentioned this outrage for which Its cler cal perpetrator ought to be hit lashes at the whipping posta crime that among all decent people regard ed as lower than stealing a hog If Ingersoll had whipped his wife there would not have been a paper in the United States that would not have printed it and I would have printed it and damned him to hell It I should have a fight with my wife and she whipped me there is not a paper x In Kentucky that would not print thatRhad whipped ray wife The Lexington scontriliutrdaedtier iUsttt u the outrage This Is a fair sample oiWtvhat I am continually telling you of how Christian newspapers tell lies about Infidels and print them everywhere and decline to 1jl tell the truth about their own Christian pals tiHechurch under George 0 Barnes who has lately joined Dowies church and how he prayed in public andask d theiblessing at the table Cradduck now has not a word to say about Varden but when they had me in Jail in Paris Craddock with all of his religion fresh on him printed In hrs t- heirlunaticboyhood up to that time knew his story Iabout my having been In a lunatic asy Ion was a lie out of the whole cloth from start to finish but he lied because he knew that a Christian lie to damage an Infidel would be popular amongtChristians Craddock and this fellow Varden were as thick as thieves In getting me Into jail and now that his chum Varden has whipped his wife Craddock has net a word to say about It dont know how Its going to coma about but if there any God he Is ways on my side In catching up with t GoJthesome and I will bet 100 to a dough nut that If old Rucker and live a year stringjustoldboyI i 1000 MICHIGAN AND RETURN 1000 MACICINAC PETOSKEY HARBOR SPRINGS BAY VIEW CHARLE V01X AND FRANKFORT tlcktt3fromWednesdayAugustcent steel steamship Manitou which fromndateManltou extra former from 100 to 200 according to location and the latter at la carte Accommodations lim ited Apply to E Bacon P A Monon Route Louisville Kentucky tTheBy William Hart Thirteen hundred andfor Ichurch Is eoBLUEGRASS BLADE AN OPENLETTER TO THE REV THOMAS DONOVAN RECTOR OF ST JOSEPHS COL LEGE FOR NEGRO CATECHISTS MONTGOMERY ALABAMA SirI have received your letter and accompanying lot of valuable stationary The picture of Jesus Christ looks 10 much like Buffalo Bill that think they must he kin like low necked dresses when worn by pretty women but dont like them on men and I think J would look better In breeches have finally reo signed myself to seeing men part their hair In the middle but J CV part In the middle and long curls down each side is still too much for me and If It 1e true that he is coming back to earth any time soon you hall better ad vise him to get his lair cut The boys might say Chippy get your hair cut He might turn up his moustache at the end In defference to Emperor Wil liam who has been a good friend to himThat whoop he wears around his heat might do for the head gear In Judea where they dont have such big rains but If be comes to Kentucky there are some days when he would get his curls awful wet and nothing on his head hilt that ring- would suggest through you to him that he get him a panama They range nil the way from 99U up tfi 50000 possibly owing to the boom in Panama canal stock but It seems to me that a man who owns the earth could afford to wear the best hat on it If J comes to Lexington with a Panama and a shirt waist he may all en regale on week days but it tiny ask him to preach at the Walnut Street Campbellite Church tonlest In town where they have Miss Strauss from New York City as solo singer will have on Sunday to get into a silk tile and spadetall and one of these foralargemake simply a black frame expanse of white shirt like Bob Inuer soil used to wear In lecturing and like Booker Washington wears now That big snow white shirt Is a little hard on Books complexion but he gets there allee samee- I am not much authority on ward robemine In the heated term is blue cotton breeches and a striped calico shirthut J comes to Lexington tell him to go straight tc Kaufmans clothing store Mote will fix him up all a husky old man just on my own Jajudgment I dont much believe In this story about J coming back to this r country but there are so many people saying that he will and there are so many things coming to pass that ante fu oxknow B If Jim were to telephone to me froV Lexington that Jesus H Christ hadiFot there and was registered at the Phoenix and was doing the town in an automobile and had called at out t office for the last Blade to see about Mary Mac Lane I would swallow just like a frog would swallow a light ning bug because Jim has never yet told me a lie But old man when It corners to send ing you my money to get St Anthony to pray to the Virgin Mary to pray to God for me then business Is business and you and I must proceed on huslnes this letter asking for money had come straight from St Anthony himself with his address printed on his stationery Could see better what am doing but my experience with salute and I believe I have been one of them is that they dont do any praying foi anybody without the money and yoi give me no guarantee that St Anthony would get any part of the swag nub what Interest would he have In pray ing for me a onltlander heretic and ex convict unless he could see where tht revenue was to come In to him Of course I dont care who It Is that does the praying so get the benefit of it at nothing more than the regular 7market price I do not exactly under rabbit foot in my sticking c pin hole In one of the string of start around St Anthonys head for each f cents that I pay you but if the prayer isof any account at all think live cents a pray Is cheap enough and am inclined to think that a pray fixed up In Latin would have a more taking In fluence on the Lord than a prayer in one of these modern languages We know from the Bible that God did talk Hebrew and can readily conceive of him talking in that language to my esteemed friend Motes Kaufman but cannot conceive of God as understand ing a Dutchman or ever speaking the United States language as she Is spoke in KentuckySo to make you a strictly biz proposition am trying hard to raise Just one 10000 to buy a big type for the Blade The regular price of the Blade to a single subscriber 100 p year If you will send me cents end a receipt for ten prayers at 5 cents each total 50 cents grand to tal 1OtiI will send you the Blade fur one year and fled out that yon prayers help me you can write out an advertisement something like a soap advertisement for instance of yom prayers and will sign my name to r certificate that I have tried them an that they are good taken before breakfast and after supper morning and night and I will print both in the Blade This Is a fair proposition and if you have any faith In your own prayers you ought to be willing to put up your prayers against my money But there must be this further pro viso dont want any praying for me to to heaven or any such racket as that In the first place dont want to go to heaven because in weighing the advantages between the better climate of heaven and the better society of hell I like Phil Sheridan prefer the latter and beside that I want to see that get my money back In a tangible quid pro here and have the same objection to this vation business that I have to life In surance you have to go dead before you can make anything out of It What my heart is yearning for just now Is just one more 10000 Willie for that blg linotype and then 100000 read ets for the Blade and so you get In of my very best cent prayers thatI you can afford for that amount of ey rind can that they are bring tug this thing around all right you can sit me down as Yours to Count CHARLES MOORS P SWhnt do you think of club rates for your prayers say 3 for ten cents or for a quarter PRIESTS AND OR THODOX RELIGION Editor of Blue Grass Blade The tolling millions of our race on whoso broad and weary shoulders r all tOe burdens of the world are still In abject bondage nail are wearing fetters that were forged and fastened upon them centuries ago by an unscrupulou and Infamous priesthood Strange as It may seem to the un thinking mind the masses of men have worn these chains for so many ages that they have become adapted to them and whoever seeks to break these chains and set free the poor nnforttinati slaves Is regarded as no less than nn enemy of the human race Butt notwithstanding the tenacity with which these flaves cling to their fetters it Is never tlh lets the duty of good inn and good women to break them and great many oflbrave men anti noble men are now volunteering to accomplish this tvorl tarmed with the might lest of all well pons love and science and this grand hrmy Is marching stead lly forward determined to emancipate tho human mint from the debasing bondage of religious superstition and the Calling tyianii of a heartless priest Is also true that the good men and the good women nvho compose this army of Spartan Iburagc have as yet hut little to o1rethretntce xcelt truth and justice of grander future for fctrullng humanity tor against this tJa or good and faithful men anti wKnen arrayed the whole motels broth rhood of human norance reinforced by politicians vest ed Interests heredltb and tradition This is a fearful odds to contend against but the hugest mountain of error will In time melt away nut er the light of love truth and science like the deepest snows stud the coldest winters gradimllj disappear under warmth and sunshine of rehlllIl g spring Freethinkers must learn to labor and learn to patiently wait for they above all others should k that It Is u part of the process of evolution that the llsplacement of crro by truth must take place slowly ant almost InperccpI- 11i s iPmsfi11 iili tln oc made far the changetFur nearly 2000 wars orthodox re ligion been cloudlet with Almost ab solute power and thjf tolling millions of leluded teen and en wha now brace It pod believe It muf would die for it are entitled Ao our Keenest sym pathies for it hat conic to them as matter of necessltf through tradition through heredity lrough long lines of cruel kings merciless despots and heartless priests t hose upholy and abolical aim has ever been to hold the world In subject n and to enslave the body and the d of man When we rem nber that every child of the Caucasll1n race for nearly 2000 years has been plied with teachings of priests and cohered into the belief that orthodox was the supreme In terest of man we can form some faint conception of the magnitude of the work which Freethinkers will have to perform beWre the world Is rid of this loathsome prpent and hydraheaded monster that Is masquerading In the nave of tiif Crucified God This terrible nurse ve with IIgelt has the prestige of a hoary antiquity the tem poral Instincts of every king and em peror aiid tyrant of every priest anJ college lIresldentof every politician lemagof ie pedagogue lawyer and doe orthis selfish and temporal Interest of ill thesft anti many other classes have teen are still Involved In its spread md maintenance and It has been re inbreed by the mighty natural law of heredity until like the haughty sistem jf Cinderella It sits In the parlors and In the places of the world Invested with luthorlay and clothed with splendor while the wiling Clnderellas of the earth have been compelled to pay it tribute tad do it homage We turn pale and shudder when we read the history of this awful monster called orthodox religion which has so often enveloped the whole earth In the gloom of midnight darkness and brought upon the suffering race of men a series of plagues worse than war worse than famine worse than tilence worse than death but a bination of all these that utterly gars all description and completely fies all the powerS of human speech oiiEtantlne a desperate character and worthless wretch ascended the throne of the Caesars nearly years ago and in his wicked and crafty brain orthodox eltclcn was first conceived and from the year down to the year his successors have been persecuting and tormeuting the whole human family In this world and threat ening them with eternal damnation In the next To enumerate the wars that has been waged by orthodox religions mil to name the Illustrious men and women that It has burned tortured mprlEoned and exiled would fill many volumes and In the face of this Infamous history and after converting the vholo earth Into a swimming Golgotha of blood It has the supreme and un ihiHhlnK audacity to claim all the credit for the progress which mankind hint made and for the civilization which exists In the various parts of the world rellgIIon rack and the wheel the knout and the vice the stake and the fagot but the priesthood have practiced assassination and gloated over bleeding victims for so many centuries that it has become redity and they are now engaged in an effort to assassinate liberty not only In America but throughout the world and to reduce the tolling millions of the earth once more Into hewers of wood and carriers of water for them The priesthood and the orthodox igion have hung like a mlllstom around the neck of humanity for the last years and during this period they have literally blighted and blasted all the fairest and most beautiful coun tries of the earth and by far the largest portion of Its surface today Is no longer fit for the home of civilized menunder priestly tyranny and the orthodox deer potlsni Spain and Portugal Russia anti Italy are as barren of human hope and happiness as the great desert of Sa hara Is barren of life and vegetation and that vast and beautiful stretch of country embracing Central awl South America and Mexico and fitted by na ture for the homes of millions of people under priestly rule has been converted Into verlttble hell and to a large extent Into a howling waste and a desolate wilderness Only our country remains for them to ravage and destroy as certainly as tho night succeedes the day the priest hood and orthodox religion are now laying their plans broad and deep to fasten their fiendish clutch upon the throat of liberty In this great Republic bequeathed to us by Washington Paine Franklin anti Jefferson Here on our own sacred soil Is to be the final battle for mental liberty for every orthodox pi lest In Christendom Is the Implacable enemy of our glorious flag thej hate it because it Is a standing mcriice to every king and priest and tyrant anti emperor In the world they hate It be cause It Is the hug of the only govern ment on earth that is completely sepa rated from an orthodox staterellglon they hate it because it was placed the sky by three of the most ilhutrlom Freethinkers that ever lived la the world Paine Jefferson and Franklin they hate It because It has extracted the teeth of the orthodox tiger and the fangs of the orthodox serpent they hate this glorious government because Its matchless by In fidels gives constituitlonipthe right to worship or to tho dictates of their own conscience they hate it because It has ollrhcd- the Instruments of priestly torture they hate it because it robs them of power and will In tlme compel them to earn an honest llvllhood Whoever persuades himself to believe that priests and orthodox religion will ever become reconciled to a free gov ernment like ours has read history with no profit for by the Irreversible and un repealable law on orthodox religionist Is precise the same to tiny that he was In the days of St Cyril the Alexandrian bishop who killed with stones and clues the beautiful Hypathla and burned her body to ashes precisely the saute ns in the days when the mum tal Servitus was burned to death ovei a slow fire by tit Infamous John CaJvlLlfc uund ui iiuv rresru ran precidely the same ns m was In iihcdAys of pernicus and Galileo whose lives were made wreteitetlatll miserable tor their In science hind he can not change without ceasing to be n priest no more than the Kthopian can change his skin or the Leopard can change his spots and at this very moment the priests of the world are laying the dations deep and strong to overthrow the American Republic and unless a higher order of statesmanship soon developed the fight for human liberty will soon have to be freight agatpantI on a grander ecale than ever before If liberty Is to endure and stow In America the Freethinkers must organize and work as one man against the steal thy and constant encroachments uf priestly power there not a shallow of u doubt but what the Freethinkers of the United States number the priests and their dupes and If they can bo organized Into a solid compact working body our republic can be made se cure and liberty during the twentieth century will make the circuit of the world Franklin Paine and Jefferson aroused the colonies against the en croachments of kings and priests and gave us a glorious government freed from the control of Jehovah and Man monoThe Underwoods and the Waites tho Tennys and the Ladds the Wett steins and the Darrows the Mangas arlans and the Roberts are all the equal of the Franklins the Palnes and the JefferFons and may we not Indulge the t1assesNOWlustrious predecessors by rescuing the Republic from Its despoilers and by transmitting it unimpaired for the un numbered millions yet to be T J BOWIES Pres N L P ATLANTIC CITYEXCURSION Via the Chesapeake Ohio Railway Thursday August last excursion of the season will he run to Atlantic City from Lexington and Central Kentucky points Thursday August via the Chesapeake Ohio Railway and Washington D The round trip rate will be M from Lexington Winchester and Mt Sterling tint conespondlngly low rates will be made from other Central Kentucky paints daysfromovers at Philadelphia and Washington- on the return trip Through sleepers twlll be run from Lexington for which the berth 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sample copy send cents In silver HENRY A SULLIVAN 487 CHICAGO ILLINOIS WILSONS LECTURES This two lectures by Dr Wilson which are now published In pamplets Is Christian Immortality a normal desire of the human mind and perialistic Ecclesiastic and Economic Tyranny the cause of Anarchy are meeting with ready sales Their ularity is attested by the fact that all extra editions of Blades in which they were both published wero snapped up In orders of tens twcntys and hun Ireds We can offer our readers no better propogandlc literature the ono heologlc and the other socialistic Lho vital question discussed In these lectures should be put into this hands of every one You can all afford to pass a few of these around I have placed myself In debt by pub Islihig a large quantity of theso pamph lets and hope tho readers will sist and relieve me by purchasing them Ilt once You will not only be helping me but help forward this goodwork The prices of the pamplets on Im mortality is cents or 8 for On the Causes of Anarchy 10 cents or 12 tar 11 J E HUQHJSa 010I POPULAR EXCURSIONS Old Point ComfortAND Ocean View VaTICKETS GOOD FIFTEEN DAYS RETURNINGITICKETS WILL BE SOLD JULY AND 20 AUG AND SEPT 2 Solid Vestibuled Trains Dining Cars Electric Lights Pullman Sleepers Stopover allowed In the mountains Full Information at Ticket Office Phoenix Hotel 1300 ROUND TRIP John D Potts A G P A Gco W Barney D P A u NIAGARA FALLSII THOUSAND ISLANDS TORONTO AND MON- TREALEXCURSION VIA ERIE R RAugust 6 19O2 A SPECIAL TRAIN Train will from 0 H D Sta at oclock p m Wednesday 1InFROMSpecial Ninrfra Falls land Return Toronto and 11ThousandCincinnati 115pm u- nioOL8 00 1350 NIAGARA FALLS Arrive 630 a ONLY 1065 MORE TO MONTREAL AND RE TURN THAN IT IS TO NIACRA FALLS fBy Depositing the tickets with agent Jariiestowirtir takewd stopover on return trip with final limit may be made at GHAUTAUQUA LAKE HAND CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS SPECIAL TRAIN will be composed of First class coaches and Pullman sleeping cars Plenty of room will be and no crowding of coaches It is important to engage your sleeping car space as soon as possible of your nearest agent ROUND TRIP TICKETS To Niagara Falls Thousand Islands or Toronto for the above excursion maybe procured from any agent of tile ERIE It It named aboVe Same will be good for return passage on all regular trains within limit Special Passenger Agents of Company will escort the party through from Cincinnati to the Palls for further of the Excursion accomodatique etc apply to any agent of the ERIK RAILROAD nameabove or to H C HOLABIRD Gen Pass Agt Dept W gait St Cinti 0 W COOKE Gen Passenger Agt New York R H WALLACE Assistant Gen Pass Agt Oloveland Civil Rights Speech Bv R O InKersnll with speech of lIon Frederick Douglass Paper cents Bible of tunics Or Twentyseven Dlvlno Revela lone containing a description of twentyseven Bibles and an exposition of 2000 Biblical errors In science his tory morals religion and general events Also a delineation of tIle characters of the principal personages of tho Christian Bible and an exami nation of their doctrines By Kersey Graves Largo 12mo 440 pp Cloth i2 Tic TO leave Cincinnati tion Id5 Af Ret m at provided this particulars Interviews on Talmage Doing six Interviews with the tar auntie orator on six sermons by the Rev T Do Witt Talmage of Brooklyn to which is added a 1almaglanIiateehlsm Paper cents Limitations of Toleration- A discussion between Col Robert Q Ingfrrsoll lion Frederick R Coudert ante oxOovernor Stewart L Wood ford Palter 10 cents Thomas Paines Vindication- A reply to the Now York Observer attack upon the authorhero of the Revolution By R 0 Ingersoll PaIper ID cents r J1j oJ1I xwlrawt 4r Jt Cot i4I JiM4Id1 j J BLUE GRASS BLADEtBUSINES END IAMGOING IS NOW TO TAKE HOLD OF AND RUN IT FOR THAT 100000 READERS I write this on Sunday July E Have just come Into my Growlery from working In the garden quit because the ground Is too wet splendid rain and didnt pray for It eitherI this assuming that some how by hook or by crook or by both that big 3000 linotype will in less than a month begin Its clicketycllck In the of fice of the Blade and its friends dont put up that one more 10000 to buy the big lino instead of tho little one It will be a measley shame on the Blades friends but nllee sameo Its going to get there Elias There Is hardly anything that a man cannot do if ha is a man of good com mon sense and thinks lie can do it be cause that kind of a man Is not apt to think anything that not reason to old kinsman Patrick Henry straight goods said There Is no way of judging of the future except by tho past and In hoc slgno I believe live three yearsand die Is the last thing am going to do and am not going to bP so very dead thenI will have almost by a walk over 100000 leaders for a thing that or any friend of the Blade may write In It nod just as soon as I show you all plainly how this can be done you will believe It can be done and you will try to make it dono and it will bo donedone brown and to a queens taste A lot of you people think that be cause it has not been the main purpose of my life to hog money as It Is of III men out of 1000 I am no business man but In so thinking you think a very large lie No man can have the rep utation that I have worked to gait and have gained far In excess of my original hope und have money galore too I have worked for the fame that I now enjoy far more than Edward VII can possibly enjoy that gold tile ho Is going to have stuck on his old empty ftald head and I would not swap with him and Teddy Roosterpelter combined There have been millions of people like those two but there never was but the tone like meaint room enough for but one at a time like mb on earth You see I have been reading Mary Mac Lanes book Price 150 for sale at this office and I aunt skeered of say ing what I think even when I am the subject of my own remarks Mollie and I are both geniusesborn fnat way nacitur non fit and cant get over it Tom Marshall used to say he was the smartest man In Kentucky and he was all the same There was not but one man in Kentucky that could knock him outold John Barleycorn Old Jack downed him and the briars are growing over all thats left of Tom today Bob Ingersoll In brilliancy played ant tgwx M arnplr tlit ill recollect lived in a house ihaijhe paid 1000 a month for and when I am dead ana gone to the same place Bob hastho elements of which our carcasses were made he to ashes and I to mud I want it to be remem bered of me that I lived and died In a shack on the creek side that cost but little more than 1000 Thats the only scheme I have to beat Bob and am going to work It for all thats in it t want to die poor like Tom Paine Slicing his words The world is my country humanity my brethren and to do good is my religion- S lect from the Bible all that Is good in It as Mrs Stanton wants done to make an Infidel womans Bible and squeeze the whole thing down until it ils as solid as gold and then all of it put together is not worth as much as that one sentence of Paine The longer I live the more persuaded I am that Dogenes that is a Greek name and means Son of God was the greatest man who ever lived and that the greatest words ever spoken were when he said to Alexander Get out of my light There have been some dark days In My life days when from Longfellows Psalm of Life there rang through my almost tottering brain Some days must be dark and drearydays when Macdonald and Watson Heston had Combined their Infidel geniuses to point iriie to the world as an old fool with a whiskey bottle in my pocket and IThompson and Rucker had combined JJielr genius to soap the convicts hand cuffs on my wrists when I went over theiutole suicide argument In my mind pnd almost concluded that to go and lie by the grave of my daughter and blow cut my brains would be the best swer to them that I could make But in the battle of life I have now beaten those four men and across lifes sand and barrenness as Mary Mac Lane calls it I see an oasis may hap on earth may hap In the clouds but any way It cheers me to march on and I want you who call yourselves my trends to stand by me and hold up my Aaron and Hur the djto wreak his vile wrath and that of his vile God in blood or any cruelty but to help me to triumph over my enemies Christian and Infidel simply in justice and love and good to humanity You some of you at leasthave faid I am not a business man Rome was not built In a day have given nearly all of my life fortune and all bet honor and the love of my family to malting my Ideal of a newspaper and today I am the editor of the greatest newspaper that tho world ever saw and am going to have the finest Magazine In the world bealde You may If you want to rear up on your hind legs like the British unicorn end howl about Socialism and Spirit tappings and antivaccination and an archy and all other hoodolsms and roo delsniB and Jonah gourd fads that grow up in a night and wilt another night and you may blow in your money on these rabbit foot doings but when they have flitted their butterfly evanescence the same great and grand and good men and women will still be fighting spired by the memory of Tom Paine and Jngereoll the only great bete noire of wjx t all the ages the Christian religion the direful source of more woes unnum bered than Achilles and Homer ever dreamed of In business have been a success as a preacher teacher farmer banker ler drummer reporter author and itor and did well and honestly in all of themI once given a position that could havo held Indefinitely associated with such men as Generals John Fre mont and Nathaniel P Banks where the main thing had to do was to keep my mouth shut when saw the ras cality of others and draw my little 30000 a month with my board paid at the finest hotels in New York and all traveling expenses paid and 10000 beside all in one wad and a whole stack of railroad bonds and nearly all that I had to do was to use my preacher record In connection with my at least supposed knowledge of bank books by simply keeping my mouth shut to make the world believe that the Enls copallan rascal who headed the whole thing was an honest man But when was dead sure of the rascality that made It desirable to employ me threw down all that swag at their feet as Judas Iscariot the most honest n the Bible the Devil excepted and J and H not exceptcd did the little he got for showing the cops that was hid behind a lilac bush and Mowed on the gang and busted the combination Nobody In the world outside of my own family knows all of these alleged facts But Col II H FItzhugh of Lex Ington on Stonewall Jacksons engineer corpse and head engineer of the gang thnt employed me knows a lot about It and will tell you that all he dont know that say is true Is true and lie Is a leading Episcopalian In Lexington today If had been half as big a rascal1sI the best preacher In Lexington could have owned a yacht and a butler like Eugene Macdonald the Infidel editor and a house finer than any of those owned by Mcdarvey Collis Hagerman Burton anti Barry all daisies all sltYI niplers three Campbellltes ani Episcopalian and a Catholic I have brought the Blade nail my pro spective Magazine now to a point when for their literary part they will run hemselvos and be the best In the world and my sole graft can be to Increase their circulation The only fault In the Blade as It Is at thus writing Is that It does not have a little more of the same kind which fault will remedyand especially that It is not read by as many people as It deserves to have for an audience The foundation of the Christian re lIglon have been cracked by Infidel earthquakes and its whole superstruc ure has a tower of Pisa lean to It and It you will give me 100000 readers evenI If it takes the Blade Magazine and newspapers that I may get out all com bined to do It will topple the whole thing to the groundnot Indeed that can stop the wagging of the tongue of every fool who from Ignorance or mer cernary motive may want to defend the religion of the daddies or mothers rather but IwlllmakelNso that all honest nnd intelligent people will re gard Christianity Just as they now do Dowleism For a Single Issue of my paper think about 2500 I once paid 10800 I will furnish now to any Infidel writer with all the room he wants for editorial writing copies of a better paper than that was tor 1500 and 2500 copies for 2500 every cent of expense paid me and I almost Insure you a cir culation through the Blade Certainly there ought to be ten men or companies of men In the United States who could start papers of that kind and from ad vertisement nnd subscription make them pay their own expenses and something more while almost any of you would lose money at It if you undertook without my assistance and the knowledge and advantage and experience that It has cost me a life time and a fortune to get Just think if the little Blade all by Itself has raised all this hell that even the United States government failed in an effort to squelch what ten papers like the Blue Grass Blade all turned loose at once on the United States would do engineered by such people as Mrs Henry Mrs Closz Lucy Waters Phelps Wilson Bowles Rye carver Foote Ladd Kidder or Otto their damaging the Blade they would each and all help the Blade and the Blade would help them and as you can stop such an undertaking time with no discredit to you If It does not succeed and with no losss but a small balance between the outgo and the Income why cant some of you authorize me right away to try It If three such men as Kidder Ladd and Johnson iri California could not combine and run that kind of a paper they aint worth hell room Put Mrs Henry and Mrs Class with contributions from old Sister Stanton on a paper like that they do nothing but touch the button and we do the rest and with a cute and catchy name such as alone made thousands first know of the Blade such a paper would be right from the start a formidable rival of the Blade If it did not print all it said In the Blade afterward Take three men like Bowles Wilson and Wyscnrver and let those men edit a paper to be called the Sawbones or just any old name anti It those three men could not command just from the start with the assistance of the Blade a subscription list that would pay ex penses at least at the rate would ply them then in the language of Justice Shallow you may write me down experience Is that big undertak lugs are easier In their accomplishments than they were in anticipation If some of you will just have the courage to try It onI mean somebody who has some reputation among us not just any old crank of course will show you so easily and so soon what can be done that there will be plenty more to try It Take Kidder then for Instance and let him start a paper called Kidders Kids There Is not a man in the world who can write like Kldder Bob Ingersoll could not have written Tho Virgin Mary to have saved his soul from tho devil and that piece has al ready made ten times as much reputa tion as any Infidel piece or any other kind of n piece of Its length that ever was written and In a hundred years from now tim Virgin Mary will be selling as a book with nothing but what Kidder wrote and a history of what that piece did In the overthrow of the Christian religion As It Is now Kidders pieces appear In the Blade with an angel visit few andfarbetweenness but let it be known that every weep Kidder would have a paper with a two or three col umn editorial in it and do all the rest from tho Blade and It would have its 1000 subscribers at cents a year which would pay all the expenses and It would start a worldbeater as a news paper There would not be an Infidel in America worth who could offord to do without it even though the same thing would subsequently appear in the ask Is for somebody Just to give me a chance to show what I can do If I had the money would p d put up 1500 a week for the two or three columns from Dr Bowles for a paper that ho was to edit that would Cst no more than that when such a paper would cost him 4000 an Issue without my assistance Then again havo The onco cent all tho Infidels who lire friends to the Blade will say that Is too little a thing for them to engage In and all the middle size Infidels say that the big Infidels ought to attend to such mat ters and all the little Infidels say they are too little to do anything of course nil I am saying will simply be a waste of Ink and paper but out of nil of the friends of the Blade only 1000 will spend each week judiciously cents to spread the Blade that alone would bo Immense Influence and there Is not one out of a dozen Blade readers In America who could not spare for spreading the Blade some cents that they hail better stick In a rat hole than spend It as they do Tobacco for In stance among men and corsets among me onetenth of what those two things cost the Infidel men and women of America and I will shake the Chris tian religion so that old Skinny would feel It in Rome Why cannot friends of the Blade each start a little center of influence for It by paying each week five cents for five Blades to be given to some boy or girl to sell for whatever they can get course you could all say It is dead easy and cheeky In me to say this If I was to get the money and what offer you were only what any other Infidel newspaper would do But I do not get and do not want a single nickel of your money and the world never heard of and probably never will again such a scheme to disseminate not mere ly good Infidel literature but the very best that the world ever taw anti you cannot do justice to yourselves to the cause of Infidelity or to me until the Blade Is read by 100000 people L The first thing to be done before any grand scheme for the promotion of hit ffcCWltltstroy en l Jus and you are fretting away your means and your energy in yijur efforts against any other evil so long as Christianity the Gibraltar of all ertor commands the entrance to all in which we would cast anchor You know of my club rates250 for 3500 for and a premium book worth 100 for each and think that under the circumstances every man anti woman in the United States who is proud to be known as an Infidel ought to do something to help the Blade DR HAMMERS CASE Please notice that in this Issue of the Blade the blank petition for the pardon of Br Hammer Is printed In another column and please ever body from ev erywhere who has not already signed the petition sign it and send it to me to forward to Gov Cummins If you do not want to mutilate the paper by cut ting It out just use It as a form to write by and get other names you can and you cant then sign your own name and send it to me am forwarding them every day but not so many as I want The pardon Secretary Garrett has been giving out that it was a significant fact that no petition Is being sent from New ton for the doctor and last week I printed from one of the leading ladles of that town saying in effect that she Is a Christian woman but showing that she Is afraid to sign her name If a Christian woman Is afraid of the Chris tians what would you expect Infidels to beThese Newton Christians are simply stuffing the Governor and the Pardon Secretary full of lies If a man like Rucker who had taken the Blade and read every Issue of It for years would swear in order to send me to the penitentiary that he did not know the Blue Grass Blade was an In fidel Prohibition paper when there reg ularly stood at the head of It In big letters that stretched half way across the paper the words The only Infidel Prohibition paper published by a heath en why would not Christians In New ton tell just any old He that they thought would send the Infidel Dr Hammer to the pEnitential when they did net have to swear to it I would no sooner believe those statements about Dr Hammer than I would believe that Drs Wilson or Bottles would steal a hose know positively that since the Christians in Newton worked that scheme on Dr Hammer they have In another place been trying to work the same thing on another Infidel doctor THE DAMNED STUFF Under the head of The damned stuff called alcohol The Truth Seeker of Bradford England J W Gott editor prints Ingersolls opinion of liquor that stands In the South West corner of the some patron of the Blade Is offended that I let that stand In the Blade All such ought to jump on Bro Gott now nnd give me a rest THE PHILISTINE BOOSTS TALMAGE AND BRAGS ON ITS MONEY have been reading The Philistine off and on a little for several years but think have never until recently taken up a copy of It and carefully read everything in it Fra Elbertus Is a smooth writer Style Is good cultivated man but the substance of what he says makes awful poor moral or Intellectual pabulum Its first piece Is a eulogy on Talmage Nobody wants to Jump on a dead man anti abuse him whatever his living rec ord may have been while all right thinking people were disgusted with Talmage while ho livmlthey very prop erly after natural and fair comments upon his death let him rest In peace But nothing in current history is any better established than the fact that While Talmage was a follower of a re ligion the founder of which was poor nnd which religion professes to scorn riches Talmage was a man whose life was spent In schemes to make money out of that religion and he dirt make princelystyleIt true nevertheless that Jesus said make unto yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness but no fireacher admits that money making Is his purpose In preaching While a great Infidel like Tolstoi starts life with great wealth and aban dons everything and becomes In order to teach his principles a great Christian like Talmage starts on nothing and amasses a great fortune in preaching lives In luxury antitiles leaving to the world not a single thing lu any department that malice the world any happier because he has lived But Talmage marie money and the fact commends him to all groundlings and it Is easy to see that that Is the boor of union between him and Fra Klbertus Two samples from the Fra are as followsrI there Is not a city of ten thousand Inhabitants in the United States where could not go to a bank huntdttoilarsaand pet It The poetic unities seem to Justify ms In assuming that those who oppose mq are mentally irresponsible A good many people in my own town used to point me out as I passed by and toilet their foreheads with the forefinger ominously And they continued to touch their foreheads until it came to be erally known that had a bigger bank balance than any one In town and then instead of explaining that was a fool they said was a rogue Lexington has about 30000 inhabitants have had something to do with banking there and know Its people banlslnLexlngtcn check unless somebody in the town giftLtorJlt auppoecu there Is l nker in Lexington who would derstand without explanation the literary significance of the words The Phil istine Fra Elbertus or The Roy cfiifterB But suppose they all did has not Dowie more money than Talmaga had and Is there a banker In Lexington who does not know Bole or who would refuse to honor his check if he were to come to Lexington Dowie in Lexington would attract as much attention as Jesus Christ would in Chicago and yet there would hardly be five men In Lexington who would not regard Dow te as a fraud of the first Is dead and going Into livion and the same grade of asses that brayed their admiration of him and lavished their treasures upon him are now glorifying Dowle as a new Jesus arid pouring their treasures by the mil lion into his coffers and Fra Elbertus is one of the men who think It Is glory enough for them to rush such fellows and Incidentally get such crumbs and broken meats as fall from their tables do not rare If a bright woman like Mary Mae Lane brags on her genius or even on her healthy womans body but Its contemptible for a man to brag on his money especially when he only uses it to swell his own bank account- am In hard lines financially myself but It is no little consolation to me to know that the men who have donE most good for others have not always made money for themselves WOMAN SUFFRAGE BY JOSEPHINE HENRY ofWomancent Issues of the Blade One of these was by Dr T J Bowles of Muncle Indiana President of the National Lib eral Party and the other by Lucy Watery Phelps of West Sutton Mass This great and growing question cam not be effected by objection argument or ridicule and these writers told the position that all Liberals should hold on this question if they are true to principal and desire the advance of Free thought We must educate women to think for themselves and to demand their liberty before the race can enter the realm of Reason Until women tion Investigate and think for them selves humanity will remain In the tolls of superstition and be crippled mentally and morally The demand for sultraga has done more to Individualize anti make women think and act for themselves than every other effort for their advancement Since Australia enfranchised her women a few weeks ago the inner lean press cloud In the polit seeingjlteical sky than a mans hand bringing In Its mildewed objections to women having the ballot In the United States the only country on earth that declares that True government consists in the consent of tho governed and political power Inheres In the peo pie It is urged that women would obstruct the polls by refusing to vote until her hat was on straight To this wo reply that are image of his maker that wears pants would serve his country better by refusing to vote until his science was on straight Then It ia said that women would only vote for handsome candidates Judging from the pictures of men in the press who are In office anti who aspire to be wo men looking only for handsome men to vote for would have to throw down their btUlots In disgust It certainly must b3 libel that man Is made the image of hIs 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