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I I I jr r 1ti i BLUE GRASS BLADEDO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOUCONFUcius THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY TO DO GOOD MY RELIGIONTOM PAINE 7ANHONEST GOD IS THE NOBLEST WORK OF MANINGERSOLL f o05ePOnEDITED GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE 1 VOL XI NO 25 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY AUGUST 10 E M 302 X100 A YEAR S k TERMS OF THE BLADE ftlIssue for one year 100 250ffCTERM8O1OOper year In advance cent foreign sub l scription SliO MAKE ALL dratts and t Express orders payable to tho BLUB Kytf without paying all arrears is THAT on printed address tab is the time of expiration of your sub scription WHEN you change address advise this office giving old al well as new r address WKBNyon send your subscription say lotr1rsuaw lirul- scj of publication t East Third ICNTiuum at the Post office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 893 Lexington Kentucky yearinClub Rates and Sample Copies The BLADE 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 cents each for ten papers or more- ADVERTISING IN THE BLADE Rowells Newspaper Directory sayo e e t e e t e t a + b + + + + e 6368 e Average Weeekly Circulation + for 190W + e BLUE GRASS BLADE e- e Lexington Ky 4 e The leading weekly In the a State Published in the heart + e of the Blue Grass Region Cir a- e culates in every State In the v e Union and In some foreign + e countries e- e Reaches a liberal class of + i buyers Advertising rates and + a sample copies on application e e ee4 + ee l ee + 4 e e + 4 My terms are 11000 an Inch a year paid In advance regardless of the number of inches and for nothing lees than a year CHARLES C MOORS THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink Itbelieve from the time It Issues from the tolled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor t touchesido not believe that anybody can eontemplate 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 deathof the suicides of Insanity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tugging- at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do n ot wonder that every thoughtful man 1min prejudiced against the damned stuff aIM ROBERT G INGERSOLL 4 Xl CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BY JOSEPHINE HENRY In a few days McCarty the wife murderer Is to bo hung at Lexington iKy While thousands of murders are being committed In our country which attract only passing notice there are always some cases so atrocious that they send a thrill of horror from ocean to ocean and the McCarty case was one of these- I cannot surely bo accused of dis loyalty to my sex after devoting my life to their welfare In trying to se cure laws that will give women Jus tlce and protesting from the platform and through the press against a double moral code and the wrongs visited Upon my sex In every con dition In life and surely no greater atrocity was ever committed against t a wife than this man McCarty Yet In the face of the facts that almost freeze the blood in the veins I utter my feeble protest from the depths of my being against capital am asked would you not hang the brute McCarty for the mur der of his girl wife No We an swer a thousand times no The state has no more right to take human life than the individual The spirit that clamors for human blood belongs essentially to the brute toltenofcreased sanctity of human life t 48iso little value on human life that for any cause she slaughters her citizens she will have numbers of her degrad ed subjects following her example In no country on earth is human life so cheap as in the United States yet hangings electrocutions and lynch Ings are dally bccurance so common Indeed they are brutalizing our civili fiflteenStates every year and onethird of these are women who are murdered by their husbands lovers and seduc ersWe are told that capital punishment Is the only method of restraining mur derers The murder record and the number of legal executions and lynch Ings disprove this theory If asked for a candid opinion the bench and bar would doubtless bear testimony to this fact When men were hung by tho doz en for forging one pound Bank of England notes the crime of forgery Increased with such rapidity that England was forced to more humane methods until forgery is now one of the most Infrequent crimes Since McCarty was sentenced to death at Lexington three men have murdered their wives almost in the shadow of his scaffold and there have been murders In all sections of Kentucky An soon as the Lexington wife murderer Is hung the press will record a car nival of killing In the past few years I have made It a point to ask a large number of orthodox Christians If they were In favor of capital punishment and with two exceptions they ALL WERE but have never yet met an Infidel who did not oppose It have asked my self why Is this and can find no reason for It except that the Bible the Christians guide Is full of bloodshed from the murder of Abel in Genesis to the blood stained woman of Revela all the passages In the Bible with a red pencil that tell of murder wars and bloodshed and the Book will look like It had been dipped In a fountain filled with blood Certainly this must account for our bloody civilization Capital punish ment In any form is barbarous but public executions are brutalizing to society Think of how people rush to get tickets to a hanging how grow ing boys indulge In ribald jests as they Jeer the miserable wretch upon whom tho law wreaks its vengeance Men and boys at tho hanging of Jackson and Walling the murderers of Pearl Bryan openly declared they would never miss a gibbeting mat inee Kentucky papers printed that excursion trains were run to JacKson Ky to witness the hanging of Bad Tom Smith and that there were numbers of pregnant women In the brutal mob that witnessed the criminal dangling at the end of a rope The condition of affairs at Jackson Ky today prove the brutalizing Influence of such scenes If hanging prevents or deters the criminal classes from murder why do our authorities deem It best to conduct them In private Is becoming general now If executions do prevent murder the public should be called In to profit by the warning If we were as civilized as we profess to be wo would abolish capital punishment with Its brutaliz ing horrors and establish a penal ony in Alaska or some Island of tii sea where murderers would bo speed ily exiled for life We should take the pardoning power from tho officials so that thoso who maliciously take human life might never hops pardon- It la a fact easily proven that whore hangings and lynchings are most fro quent murder Is most common In the states of Rhode Island Michigan Wisconsin and Maine where the penalty has been abolished life more secure than In other states uf the Union In Michigan but one lynch ing has occurred since capital punishment was abolished In 1846 The death penalty was abolished in Switzerland in 1879 and it is the most peaceful nation of Europe Portugal abolished capital punishment in 1867 and murders In that country have de creased more than one half One public execution and its harrowing details through the press bru talizes society more than education can humanize In years and half a doz en murderers emerge from the shad ow of every scaffold The acts of our last congress that the murderous spirit Is rampan- in the United States Congress appro priated 180075273 to the Army and Navy the departments of our govern ment devoted to killing and to agri culture devoted to feeding our popu lation only 5208960 were appro priated If these appropriations could be reversed think of the national de velopment useful employment happy homes peace and plenty it would bring to our people The murderous spirit of American soldiery is portrayed in the most bru tal order of which there is any record in civilized warfare that of Gen Ja cob H Smith to his subordinates In Samar to devastate the Island with fire and to kill every person over 10 years of age This Is not hearsay as this man has been found guilty by a U S Army court Young American boys scarce out of their hlpplns are experts In the use of deadly weapons and knives and pistols seem to be necessary possessions and ICwe can believe the WP titaem efQcieptlY s Because men murderers is very reason why the State should not beIf society wishes to enforce tho val ue and sanctity of human life can tt do so by allowing two murders for one crime Life imprisonment is the humane solution of this problem but In order to be effective conviction should be swift and sure after a trial as thorough anti Just as law can make It without the chance of technical ap peal executive clemency or pardon- If our civilization is at the stage where we MUST practice the doc trine of taking a life for a life why cannot the wretched criminal be put to death in his cell by some powerful narcotic skillfully administered in stead of calling in the bloodthirsty mob to gloat over the fear and agony of a human being or printing the ghastly details of hanging or electro cutionI only a woman consequently a nonentity in this land of the free and home of the brave A million lawabiding educated tax paying American women have not the recognition from the State that has one Ignorant drunken pauper pardoned criminal but If had the power capital punishment should ba abolish ed Murderers should be allowed o LIVE exiled forever from society What greater torture could be devised by the most revengeful laws We would have them alone with their conscience under Its cold shadow by day and Its black wing by Light History and fiction vie with each other In depicting the murderer alone with his conscience We are yet In the dark as to the cause and prevention of crime but while we are seeking more light is It wise or humane to kill the criminal think not There are laws for crime which are as well founded as those for the winds the tides light and darkness birth and death even suicide and accident We may yet discover what forces In our civilization make murderers and all classes of criminals possible Certain is it that with nil the legal executions and lynchlngs moral mon atrocities are multiplying at a fearful rate while society at large Is being brutalized in its thirst for human trend of civilization lies in the abolition of the death penalty this hideous legacy from a dark and cruol past have no religion save love and sympathy for humanity and by sacredness of life I protest against capital punishment as a barbarism unworthy ofa people who claim to lead in civilization Versailles Ky MRS CLOZS TO LECTURE- IN NEWTON IOWA Mrs Harriet Clots of Webster City Iowa well known In the Free thought world as a speaker and writer will deliver the address at the annual picnic held at Moffets Grove Newton Iowa on August 14 The public Is cordially Invited CALL hAM- IRACLE REMARKABLE RESTORATION 0 ELLAsOBRIEN OF CITY IT ALL OCCURRED IN A CHURCH From Lexington Leader The Cincinnati Enquirer contains story of seemingly miraculous toration of hearing to Miss Ell OBrien sister of James J OBrien formerly of the Leader composing room and now of the firm of Me Gurk Co Miss OBrien Is a mem ber of the Catholic order of Sisters of Providence at Mount St Martins in Newport her religious name Enquirertstory as Sudden Cure of Deafness Residents of West Covington are greatly wrought up over a miracle that was perfomed In their midst Sat urday St Annes Ciiurcn West Cov ington celebrated its patrons feast day Rev Clermont pastor of the con gregation officiating Prayers were offered up for the afflicted among them Sister Camlllus who has been totally deaf for some years and who has been forced to use an ear trumpet She entered the Church Saturday morning as the choir was rendering a hymn The good Sister was no ticed wiping tears from her eyes and other Sisters went to her side and asked What had happened They were surprised when she answered that her hearing had been restored She spit she had heard the key in the tabernacle Which cpntalns a relic of St Annes click as tne priest turned It and also heard the choir singing An Enquirer reporter ItAI h oi afo evening and o Kits ivn instant physicians In Cincinnati have had hr under treat ment of no purpose This Is the sec ond miracle that has been performed In the church Some years ago a young lad who walked on crutches was suddenly healed and the crutches were left behind In the church where they can be seen today The Sisters name before Joining the community was Ella OBrien She has a brother who was formerly a compositor in the Government Printing office who is also partiallY deaf CommentI am glad to see mira cles getting nearer to Lexington Five years ago the nearent miracles to us were at Loudres France but that was so far away that tnere were many of us who could not realize that these miracles were the real gen uine articles Then they brought a piece of the wrist bone of St Anne the Grand ma of Godshe being the mother of Mary who was the mother of Godto New York and It Just worked like a charm and cured people and brought in the slmoleons galore Then they got a rag or bone or something from some Saint who had stood solid with the heavenly family and brought It to Louisville and It cured the people and brought In much long greens and now they have got a miracle working church In Ken tucky and Sister Ella OBrien who has been miraculously cured by it comes from our own people here In Lexington and we cant conceive of the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Lex ington Leader printing anything that Is not exactly true so that we cannot reasonably doubt that these miracles are Just as represented How could any rational human be in doubt about the person having been miraculously healed when you can go to that church In Newport and see crutches now Dowie has a whole stack of crutches and appliances that are said to have been thrown away by people that he miraculously healed and onelegged men went to Barnes Pink Cottage and came backso saidwith two good flesh and blood and bpne legs but Lor nobody believes in these Protestant miracles the only gen uine miracles must be Catholic and have been betting on the rabbit foot for a long time and I think it will be real unkind in Father Barry if he dont send off somewhere and get a bone of St Anne and start a miracle factory In Lexington Lexington never does anything half way It has the finest whisky race horses tobacco and women In the world and now If Lexington will Just send off somewhere any old place will doand blunt the whole miracle business by buying a whole skeletfin of St Anne I will give 500 toward- It Col J J OBrien ought though to go at once to Newport anti ce cured of his deafness because there are people who always doubt these won derful things about religion and they will ask why tho Colonel dont go anti get cured like his sister did Newport you know Is tho place where Josephine K Henry was born and evidently It Is for a rebuke to i Infidelity that the Lord has Newport as the place of the first gen uine miracle In Kentucky It will be a measley shame If we dont havo a miracle factory In Lex ington by the time the Blade get ready to boom It with that big lino PRESBYTERIAN GOSPEL SLINGE- This time Its a Presbyterian salva then peddlor named Bullard and hoa CirclevilleFOhio Ho has a wife and three sons but he wanted Visa Emma Shelby to be his summer girl and Miss Emma didnt tumble to the racket Ho wrote her three ananymous let ters to meet him after dark In an scure place The third time Miss Emma put some friends on to It tookasummer va frontaDally UnionHerald closes it account of him as follows Undoubtedly whatever may be the plans of Rev Mr Bullard as to future he will get along well In th world as he Is a scholarly man wont to delve with the musty tomes and extract the hidden sweets of knowl edge lIe Is a stylish dresser Hi wife Is a beautiful and charming wo man and he has three bright boys They are In Pitts burg spending the Mr Bullard came here from the Park Avenue Presbyterian church of Dayton Ohio His career has been a brilliant one JOSEPHUS ALLEGED TESTIMONY ABOUT JESUS Bro Prltchard of Tennessee wrote for the Blade a poem in which he said that no ancient historian had written that there was such a character as Jesus Christ Mr O L Curl a Christian of Cln cinnati answered him that Josephus had testified to the existence of us Christ answered Mr Curl nI lullH LUuu ov famous passage to which he alludes In Josephus Is an interpolation and challenged him to tlnd a preacher priest or rabbi of high standing in Cincinnati who will say j am wrong in this statement Now he replies to me on July 21 weeks after my challenge and falls to give any support of his position any of the aforesaid clerics of Cincinnati His answer Is too long to print unless It was more Instructive and so take from his letter two passages that think contains all that is worth are as follows- It seems that our friends think this passage an Interpolation most of all because Josephus could not have written It Without himself becoming an active Christian worker Not necessarily so Since you raised this point in your reply to our letter we have asked a number of our friends among them lawyers doctors and railroad menIn fact the most Intel ligent men excepting ministers of our acquaintance If they believed that Jesus ever lived If he was in fact all He represented himself as being and as Christians In general regard Him in short If He was the Son of God Without exception they have said Yes Then we asked Are you a Christian working in His be half The answer as many times No In his Issue of June 8th Mr Moore says If you will dispassionately ex amine the Internal evidences of the context you will probably conclude Just as suggest to you I e that the passage Is an interpolation Flvo lines below he says There nothing In the passage that at all militates against its authenticity Looks as though you contradict yourself Mr MooreCommentTo the first of these passages answer that If any man believes the Christian religion to be true and does not openly advocate It so to save his his fellow man from the awful consequences of not be lieving It if It is true he is worse than a brute and cares so little for the happiness or misery of his fellow man that what he says is not worth printingIt charity to those lawyers doc tors and railroad men to suppose that they were lying There are printed In the Blade in railroad advertisements the names of various prominent railroad men I do not believe that Mr Curl can find one of them to endorse what he said and challenge him to try It the result to be printed In the Blade Regarding Mr Curls comment on what said about the authenticity of that passage I answer It Is evi dent that Mr Curl has fallen into the common error among novices In theological literature of supposing that genuineness and authenticity have same meaning The passage from Josephus may be authentic that Is what he Is al leged to have said may be trueand yet It may not be genuine that Josephus mat not have said It A man who discusses theology should understand Its technical terminology- e MRSIHI MI CL0SZROPPOSES THE SKY PILOT WHO SAYS DOWN WITH THE DE COLETTE GOWN ONE TIME AM AGIN SISTER CLOSZ AND FOR THE SKY J BUSTER 02aoore Now you are taking the right course to get that 100000 readers thosesought to bring them and think you could fill forty times your space If andeeditors of newspapers An Illinois editor Is going to bid for popularity serialsre quire about 50 years to finish It 30 many of us will not be here at the finish He says he hopes to sustain the Interest by breaking off In an Interesting place For my part I hava never been able to locate an interesting place In the good book though emotional persons who can put themselves in the positions of some of the principals in the inter esting episodes may bo able to do so Now here ought to be your chance to print those extracts from the Bi ble you have prepared If Comstock allows this Bible serial to circulate In entirety you ought not to be barred from circulating a curtailed edition I wonder If the Catholics will place this publication on the IndexExpur gatorlus There are so many amusing thingsShappen among churches that one cant record them all Just listen to what a shocking Rt Rev gentleman wldelyJsd uv u wtt1rtHdecolette gown Perhaps he did not 0 i find it necessary as did Mark Twain to look under the table to see how the ladles were dressed at a dinner party and he evidently believes in the meth ods of Eve and the perpetuation of the fig leaf apron though why the clergy should oppose the exhibition of nude statuary after such an assertion from a modest member is beyond me However women will not submit to such indignities They are not going to be stripped of shoulder straps and necklaces and made to wear only a stomacher even at ministerial behest Women have been ordered about by the clergy for centuries They have been baptized nude anointed with oil by the males of the church Marched In naked procession before church dig nitaries Stripped of clothing and tied to cart tails and dragged through the streets The cat o nine tails has been applied to the bare flesh of woo men by their masters all of which has been endured with fortitude and the hope of future happiness but in the 20th Century the Impassioned shriek of a sanctified pulplteer Down with the decolette gown is the last straw and the long oppressed sex will revolt and declare that the decolette gown shall go down no further There Is a limit to endurance and exposure and women though anxious to please should request the magnetic and soft handed brethren to keep their dis tance from the decolette gown es pecially when worn by plump and charming maidens who are to play BathshebaIt be in order for this minister to appear In print and ex plain that he did not mean this as sertion In a literal sense but we are so accustomed to ministers saying things they do not mean and preach ing things they do not believe that wo must accept them as stated- A hilarious crowd are now making use of an out of date Catholic church here as a dance hall The church was raraffied off some time ago at so much a ticket but they may as well dance as to pray for Bishop Merrill has knocked the solid rock from under the Catholic Church by declaring that The story that Peter was the first Pope of Rome was Invented hundreds of years after his time The story has had a good circulation but truth has it on the run at last A few more slashes with the Blade and the oldclie will be demolished Best wishes to yourself and family HARRIET M CLOSZ CommentLooks like a woman named Closz ought to know all about a womans close and I am generally for the woman and agin the sky bus ter but heres a case where Ive got to shift around Somebody wrote George D once then editing the LouisvillefCourier complaining about lownecked what we called them in those old days when we all talked United States Instead of FrenchtPrentice I do not get to see the ladies very often and when do I like to see as much of them as possible and am sorter inclined MaryMacviews on that subject l- t t t IIi J l 4 r yI t1r4J fvf tC BLUE GRASS BLADE A CATHOLICI SOCIALIS LEAVES THE OLD CHURCH AND OLD SKINNY AND COMES OVER TO FOLLOW THE INFIDEL BANDWAGON AND TRAIN WITH US BOYSHE BLOWS IN HIS LITTLE DOL LAR ON THE BLADE Covington Ky July 15 Moore Editor Blade Honorable SlrAs an humble known entity In the midst of strug gllng Immensity It Is with difficulty that the courage Is summoned to dress the most Indomitable and Indefatigable and renowned of living lib eral minded men As a liberator of mind your worlt is of unestlmablo value and It Is a fearless as It is generous- It would beggon those whom benefit to adequately reward your forts and your endless toll and nobl sacrifices There ought to be but one recompense for you and that shollld he the wellwishing and cheerful operation and strong and glad hand of every true liberal That Is a common ground upon which we all should stand to do or dieIt Is discouraging to note the apathy of a few and the mercenary motives of another few t time will either change them or weed them from tho now for my stand in my mental evolution from enforced Catho11clsm to freedom of thought and thence out Into the pure sunshine of nature The gap being thus bridged let this averment forever demolish the bridge that retreat be impossible presents to wit This be my solemu declaration of tree and unbiased mind That I John Thohe of Jovlngtt Ky do hereby renounce nil orthodox salvation and I desire henceforth to be known as an Infidel or Llheral in the fullest and broadest constri tlon and as an earnest of my assel tlon herewith enclose as a subscription to the Blade for this ye ending December under the condl tlons that you send me all of the baclt numbers of this year or If some of the Issues are exhausted that you wlll send me what you have for the Blade shall be my Bible provided of course that It maintains its present tenor and the religion of Thomas Paine shall be my religion- I contemplate joining the Nation Liberal Party if not in conflict with my Socialistic affiliationhowever I believe they have much In common The emancipation of the mind from iiithe thraldom of the hideous nightmare I superstition and the liberation v the body from the Januoon en T1 ttiTl hunlfMy relation to and my association with the N L P If compatible with Socialism would be pleasant and In 1mensely beneficial to me Intellectu ly yet In doing so I will not jeopardize Socialism by binding myself to support the N L P In political elections Socialism Is paramount and will inevitably and at no distant tlmi guide the ship of state Into the calm sea of Its creation and Infidellt will necessarily follow for while In Its nature Socialism Is but an nomic science yet it begets Infldellt in so far as it bequeaths man an In dependent and untrameled state af mind without the thought of entailed hardship or scientific or Sine qua non to universal Infidelity The present competitive system en slaves the mind as well as the body and is productive directly and rectly of nearly all the Ills we bea and have borne so long with astonishing fortitude but we are nearing the dawn of the Socialist Infidel ambitionI pardon for Intrusion upon you valuable time and in conclusion al low me to be your well wisher and tc hope that time may dwell on your well doing hoary old age and crown your life work with Imperishable your approving conscience IK your abiding and everconsoling joy and reward for a life well spent ar ennobling example a beacon light ol hope shining on through eternity guiding what was misguided human Ity onto a higher nobler stand in life and to the furtherance of that con summation hereby consecrate my life hoping to do the mite commen surate with my environments and lira Ited wisdom andexperience But I shall struggle on the lash of persecution or stimulus and the martyr lights a guide a hope a encroached on your time and tried your nerves to an unwar ranted extent probably- I am short on brevity and long on gab a weakness rather than a fault and this will I believe be charitably accepted as such Fraternally JOHN THOBE CommentI do not understand So cialism and am consequently neither for nor against it am too old a dog for so new a trick I have all can do to attend to what do know about I suppose that Socialism like all other reforms real or so called has Its good and Its bad features People who use this suggestion as a hint to shower upon me Socialistic literature will waste stationery and stamps but am certain that there is nothing In the National Liberal Party that would make it Inconsistent In a Socialist to ally himself with ItIMRS STANTON WRITES MRS HENR 19021 New York May 30 Josephine Henry Dear friend have been In the habit of binding up In a volume many fugitive articles from papers and wag nzlnes that I consider specially val uable Among these are several articles from your pen I have just been reading yours on woman suffrage the United States and am much struck with this sentence If througn the last half century women had as assiduously demanded this aholltlon of the diabolical laws of the chUlch In regard to their sex as they have those of the states there would an he ecclesiastical or political slave on American soil today- I wish you would send me whatever you write IWe so perfectly reflect seemingly on each others thoughts that It would be a great comfort to me as we never met If I could see all you write You ougnt to have articles every week In the Boston Womans Journal and the Washington Womans Trlb une but our woman suffrage papers are afraid to attack our deadly enem the church and its sacred literature Its priests and bishops- have just written an article sac riftclng some bishops for their Insult- Ing comments on women and sent It to the Womans Journal hut It was promptly returned The Freethought papers the Doston Investigator Torch of Reason nml Freethought Magazine are the onb papers where my liberal sentiments are sure to be publisher Through what papers do you find utterance It Is too bad that all auI women suffragists cannot see thlt the chief obstacle In the way of our emancipation is this church and It literatureDo ever visit New York If you do this next time you come pray honor me with a call should to see at least one woman as radical as myself if you have any sketch of yourself your origin and career send me a copy- I hope we may meet face to face at no distant day wltn kind regardH and best wishes for your health anll CALL STANTON t THINKS SKUN COUSIN WILLIE IVersa Ky July 29 02 Charles C Moore Esq Dear SlrAllow me to congrat ulate you on the magnificent way you demolished Brecklnrldge Though Billy Is famous for his smooth mell lluous silvery rhetoric when It comea to logic he Is not In It with you Your carving of him was done with the keenness and precision of a mascus blade and Billy must hae looked like a counterfeit Confederate bill Surely he will want no more of may publish this In your paper as want the public to know my ion Truly MW SOWARDS ICommentDl11y Brecklnridge Is a talker devoid of tine common sense and logic He Is what Joey Bagstock called qulcie ind devellsh slytlpe qualifications 0f a successful de agogue =and he his mouth slniL and he appr Ikeep that when I b ntered him for a religious discussion it was a good time to keep his mouth shut- I can banter him and badger him rnd cuss him out as much as I pleas but he amends Solomon so as to rear Go to the possum thou sluggard consider his ways and be wise amI can just chaw on old Billy as much as want and he will just lie there and grin and bear it and tend 110 es dade reckon he enjoys being that kind of a man but Id rather be In hell There Is an old saying now that some fellows look like 30 cents but the statement that Billy Breckridf looks like a counterfeit Confederate y Is peculiarly fitting He was a Confederate officer andI got all the honors of his life on that score but when It looks like the othe side is going to win he flops overt TO SPEAK IN CINCINNATI Lexington Ky July 26Rev er P Lee of the Episcopal Cathedral the eloquent young minister whose berallty toward horse racing nn sports has gained him note has cepted an invitation to make the ad Ihess at the memorial services of thO Cincinnati Lodge of Elks Rev Mi Lee Is an enthusiastic ElkClncln- natl Enquirer Comment This young skybuste Is the In religious cles In LexingtonIHe started his boom by giving th pitiful measley sum of 500 the horse races when It was sail Chicago was trying to get Mm at a lary of 15000 a year and an assls tantoAwCul cheap fame t ATLANTIC CITYEXCURSION Via the Chesapeake Ohio Railway Thursday August The last excursion of the season toil he run to Atlantic City from Lexlugtor and Central Kentucky points Thursday igust via the Chesapeake Ohio dismay and Washington The round trip rate will be from Iexlngton Winchester and Mt Sterling correspondingly low rates will made from other Central Kentucky will be good returning days stoplovcntripI will be run from Lexlnton for the berth rato- will be This excursion will permit a visit New York at very little expense Atlantic City Is the largest resort on the Atlantic roast and a great variety of recreation and amusement can found 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her mixed up with Mary Magda line If Mary Mac was half as ough as Mary Mag you wouldnt find me for Mary Mac IUpland IndAm glad you ar get the full sized lino and that you will soon be grinding out Blades galore I have word straight across lots from the home of the G B that the paper would or shouM be stopped altogether for promulgating Infidelity Others think Moore is crazy and sour on the churches anl not worth paying any attention but that Is where they may bo greatly mistaken for he Is a hard hitter amI Is making great Inroads on the gang J M MILLER Royston GaEnclosed Is 100 fidelity growing fast here Ir were rich would fill the United States as full of Infidel literature hell is of fire and brimstone Preachers here are changing their doctrines to keep their congregations I rather seo you Charles C than any man rlngDI Wilson next Sister Henry Is tho masterpiece of femlnlno gender Christianity Is tho bigg e3t humbug on earth Good bye until we meet in pandemonium C L WEST MORELAND Rowlets Ky Mrs Hughes I waR struck on your little man at our Can gress at Cincinnati I asked nro Moore how you compared with n1o Hughes and he said you were worth i whole regiment like him send j a one dollar Willie to continue un- Blade another year Let Bro It sta at home at our next Congress and you be there I wish Mrs 1loOle could be there too That Is If nil cau not attend let Charles anti Jim stay at home at the next Congress saw Mrs Henry at our last Congressshe had something to say and said It w have something to tell you ahollt five Charles but dont tell him He might get stuck up When it comei3 town to real hard sledgelmmn blows real hard pan facts In dehate ir critical controversy he ontrnnles ill of the very able writers In tht 31ade He Is the best hand to 1Iuuct ire old wind bags I ever sawL F MANSFIELD SKYBUSTER HE LIGHTS OUT OF THE WINDOW WITH NOTHING ON EXCEPT HIS NIGHTY the Ohio State Journal Columbi of Sunday July 27 has a long editorial bout a Presbyterian preacher whoso U t says the preacher was hell amen the women and that recently he had imped out of tho window of an In tscreet widow with nothing onbllt- his robe de milt the rooster had jlllJt ugularly gone to roost for the night give the two extracts from the aunt They are as follows The other day somebody told us a star about Jim Flske On a certa occasion there was to be a religious invention in the neighborhood of Iskes country home and his wif who was a trifle more devout than he asked him what she ought to to make her guests feel at home he told her to have plenty 111nror booles for the Episcopalians pleat of Westminster catechisms for tho resbyterlans water In swimming depth in the fish tank for the Baptist Dlhles only for the Campbellltes alll If Methodist preachers turned up to legraph for him at once and he wOllld be up from New York on the- first train Now we have the test ony of Clara Morris mat Jim Fisl was a man of experience But It pears that he did not know It alt tr he had been more acutely alive the facts of human nature he woul hae warned his better half to he hewale of a Presbyterian preachc who did not seem to have tile grope petite for his Westminster cute chism The lady particularly the wlrlow- who has been indiscreet is apt to ea aggemte her templallon The omaly In the present case appears to he that the man tnat Is the minister aggeraled his temptation The an invaded his most appari ment and would not take no for answer So lie had to leap out what clothing was left to him at the- hOllr This Is the story which It said drove the woman Into remote- exile and prolonged a pastorate the- most distinguishing mark of which- has been a series of nnnonymoiis tels to a young lady who has not been married and Is for that vory- reason somewhat shy of ministers WHAT BECAME OF THE PUPPIES rise to enquire either of Mrs Henry or the minister of the ChrIstian Alliance who compared the story Jeslls with the story of tho mother or the puppies who found the lost sheep- and brought It Into tho fold and then- felt deadwhat became of the pies after they were deprived of their sustenance Did the fact that the- mother died save those pups Or 1- 0they typify the Jewish race who havo- heen so persecuted throughout Christendom It Is a poor story that ont- work both ways but may bo dog- sdont count though John does telt- about numerous unclassified species of beasts In the New Jerusalem John had probably taken a hit milch and as the minister who told- this funny story of tho puppies was In the region of Kentuckys best we will be charitable and excuse him that score Such stories however will not onI long be necessary for tho Irlbune tells of an Evangelist works for 40 a week mid guarantees 60 souls goats presumably brought CACp AND TICKETS GOOD FIFTEEN DAYS RETURNING TICKETS WILL BE SOLD JULY AND 29 AUG AND SEPT Solid Vestibuled Trains Dining Cars Electric Lights Pullman Sleepers Stopover allowed In the mountains Full Information at O Ticket Office Phoenix Hotel John D Potts A G P A Geo W D P A Into the fold every days or money refunded This Is less than ono dollar a save and makes oifo think that the cen turles of time and the treasures of blood and money wo have expanded In heathen lands aro worse than thrown away when such opportunities are al1l mont but tho rays of God and Chris thou my unbelief And If he refusj to help our unbelief we meekly cept the sentence pronounced by him when he separates the sheep from the goats Depart from me ye cursed to everlasting fire prepared for tho devil antI his angels and there shal1 be weeping and gnashing of teeth HMC IS DY JOSEPHINE K HENRY A negro preacher In this locallt recently addressed the women of hlB thus With glaring eye he shook his clenched fist In the fad of the sisters and said You black wenches If It hadnt er bin for der wouldnt er bin no devlment trouble in iworl You Is de orI es dal Is brought snakes sweat o de brow sects Insects every other sin on earth Yes black hussies youll never wear golden slippers and cllm dem stairs less you gut In line and to collection table and put your pieces of money down on It If the creator had only left that rib In Adams side there would be nt need for snakes or a scheme of sal sntlon Think of it if woman hat never been created this world would swarm with pure and spotless mas engine angels before whom all created creatures would burn Incense- It Is a thousand pitys that a wcimar Is here But she JS here and she pays a high price for the privilege negros sermon and the Arch bishops sermon both mean the same thing but women are so blind they lont see their position in the church Over since Adam fell his degen crate sons with Inherited meanness have charged that woman with the vholo dark catalogue of their sinsI and kept her In lino to the able to pay tribute for having been Tented Vorsnllles Ky ENTRAL CHURCH VOTES TO BORROW 840000 Tho of Central Christian church on Sunday authorized the rustccs to hOllOW of tho Security frnRt Company 8100 to bo paid back In 12 yearly bonds of 700 This enables tho congregation to tile original bunding debt church and tho accumulated deM Tho unpaid subscriptions on ulldlng debt will probably yield 3j 000 and this amount will at once ppllcd on this loan Comment Tho Now Testament saya plainly Owe no man anything llomans 8 and It Is one of the very foe Instances of good morals the Bible But what do good morals mount to when a gang of fellows malee up their minds to have the finest lchl1rch In town I POPULAR t TO I Old Point COnifortI Ocean View Va 2 1300 ROUND TRIP Barney 7 orwet BUT HOW THIS congregation andI congregation payoffI EXCURSIONS Please Write to the Blade For a Free Catalogue ft Peter Eckler of New Ycrk City is perhaps the largest publisher of In fidel books in the world He has made the Blue Grass Blade an agent for tho sale of them and has gotten up bymUlA full stock of his books will be kept constantly on hand for sale at the Blue Grass Blade office or to be sent postage prepaid to any address sending the price Indicated by the catalogue These books will be mailed to you promptly from the Blue Grass Bladetoffice In Lexington Ky Please write to the Blade for a treeicatalogue to be kept for r Interviews on Talrnage Being six Interviews with the fa mous orator on six sermons by the Rev T De Witt Talmage of Brook- to which Is added a Talmaglan Catechism Paper cents cloth COLLEGE of MEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equippedIAbundance of FEES MODERATE Fall term opens in SeptemberIWrite today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSIER MDSeoy 45247 Ashland Ave Chicago 11r CONVENT CRUELTIESI the title of a pamphlet by a mer monk Besides the introduc Lion the pamphlet discusses How Girls Become tlm Brides of Christ A Peep Into the Convent The convent Horror Taking the Yell etc Its tales are thrilling For a sample copy send cents in silver t- oHENRY A SULLIVAN 487 CHICAGO ILLINOIS WILSONS LECTURES The two lectures by Dr Wilson which are now published iu pamplets Is the Christian Immortality a normal rain of the human mind and Im icrlullstlc Ecclesiastic and Economic yranny the cause of Anarchy are tooting with ready sales Their ularity Is attested by the fact that all extra editions of Blades la which they wele both published were snapped up bunIIho vital question discussed In these chutes should bo put Into the hands of every one You can all afford to Ilass a few of these around publishinglots and I hope the readers will tlist and relieve me by purchasing them It helpingeThe prices of the pamplets on Im Onthetor IL J a HUGHES Lu q rIIt rWji r iJ BLUE GRASS BLADE MRS ALMA K WILSON SPEAKS HER PIECE ABOUT THAT MAN FROM VERSAILLES Cincinnati 0 July 1902 My dear Mr MooreI did not begin this for publication but simply because I could not bottle my feelings but you may print some of It if you care to ALMA K WILSON- P SThe good man Just brought in some currents to make jelly so havent time to read it before mailing It may savor too much of impulse I hope you are both bearing the hot weather My dear Mr Moore It is said that good Catholics have to tell all their sins and private grievances to their priests and we criti eelse the system anyIhearts of rebellious humanity but in the case cited above only one man is bored by the recital That is a credit mark for the system But may the good Lord deliver us since Infidels have taken to giving to the public the history of thelrt marital woes and limitations Why is it thusly When we outsiders do not take a notion to hunt a little wheat in the chaff measured up to us in free thought papers why must we look and look for some scientific or at least readable articles to find only some outbreak of spleen or disordered lives which tells us the old old story I have all of this trouble on account of that woman thou hast given me Or if seeing the hardline and hay thatfof the crimes which have already been dished up to us by the daily papers The spirit often moves me to try to answer some articles I read in different 1papers but I seldom yield to the temptation so to do But when I glanced over the article In a recentissue of your paper in which a poor henpecked man feels called upon to break out Into print but mind you with the hopea remnant of selfrespectthat his wife aSWill not see his tirade against the help meet whom he describes as possessed of all the virtues which a true gentleman hniild wish to be attributed of tbfiwor man he has chosen for his other self when I saw that wall of woe I felt that I could turn my eyes from the few household duties that still claimed my attention and sieze a pen just fpr the privilege of saying to the man from Versailles 0 you coward you are worthy of the love of such a woman as you describe not because you read the Blue Grass Blade but because you are such a poltroon as to air your do mestic inequalities to the world at large even though it be the small world repre sented by your readers of that article But I do not want her to find out What a sneak you have made yourself for if she is the refined woman you picture her she will not denounce you either In public or Inside of four dead ened walls She will exhaust her strength trying to hide from you her sorrow until you are snoring by her side in sweet obliv ion of all your petty woes and then in the dead ot night when no ear can hear nor eye see her distress she will sob her heart out and pray God to keep her from fully realizing how much 1of plain dirty clay is mixed with the alloy of the Idol she has prized In the r belief that it was pure gold Not having been bred in old Ken tucky I have never learned to let on men women or horses If my con wagerIwant her husband to read the B G B would not go to press about it If he did read It She might dampen Its pages with tears when she discovered some of the articles In Jwhich his mind could riot with pleasureIt dawning upon me that I have read the Blade just enough to incline me to drop into a style of language less courteous than I am wont to use Pardon me for sarcasm is a petty weapon as blasphemy is a cowardly one So I wish to be guilty of neither Com ing back to that tale of woe Mr Moore you have a chance to show that you are a reformer On the prohibition platform we can both stand and smile at each other as we work and that is about the only vantage ground that we could use in common as you know am not an Iu Mel But here is anoher worthy cause to enlist your sympathy That man needs reforming and you can reform him I should like ono look at him Not being an Infidel I of course am not a judge of Intellect but I do flatter myself that I can read character good or bad as pictured in the face of professed Freethinker Christian or Dovrielte Now let me map your work for you t v without even seeing your correspondent from Versailles What you want to do Is first aid his wife In getting a divorce Incnm uatlblllty I presume would need to be the plea Secondly to prove to the man that it is his duty and pleasure to marry Mary Mat Lane Do It Mr IMccre do It Think how happy he will bo with Miss Mac Lane for a companion and the Blue Grass Bliide in his hands as ho sips his morning coffee and then goes out to live Miss Mac Lanes doctrines I once rend two copies of Lucifer and have reid a number of copies of the Blade In each paper I read apologies from persecuted husbands for having to subscribe for or read both papers on the f- Lvnr women who love those men how I pity you But how mistaken you were to ugo a mail to do for you what h9 Jld not for one heartfelt request Better to have a husband who would hold the flaming headline of his paper before your eyes as he reads than to find out as you are bound In me course of time that you have married a sneak or one who has not the brain to conceive that in humiliating you by his public walls he also humiliates him self in the eyes of all who deign to read his esciisas But I must 10ithe man from Ver sailles no injustice It has dawned up on me that It was because ho drt tot wish to vciiiiI his wires fcpllnjrti that be came to your arid tho public for fidants Instead of appealing to her for his sweet privilege Now if ho had on ly had the good Judgment to say to her My dear I Just must read tho Blue Grass Blade It gives me daily food for human thought and I know you would not want a notoriety gained by mv hav ing to hie me to the wjcids or some saloon to read it So near I ill just sit here In the sitting room and read it while you are darning my socks I feel sure she would have gulped down the lump In her throat and said Yes that would be the better way Then she should add but fear she wouldnt But first let me read to you Miss Mac Lanes book it Is so thrilling and we should so enjoy It read aloud together Sincerely ADMA K WILSON 206 E Fourth St Cincinnati 0 CommentThe above Interesting letter from Mrs Wilson was received In time to have Appeared in last weeks Blade and have done so had I not written a comment on it that would have filled four or five columns and the two could not get In In time y v I am afrald that anyway I take up too much time and space in the Blade and I will now condense what I then saidHaving been the guest of the home of Mrs Wilson and her heretical Doc tor I have a very high regard for her qualities of head and heart and know of no one whose opinions are more cordially welcome to the col amps of this little paper While I do not agree with her In all she says about our friend from Ver sailles and really cannot see that he was greatly If at all wrong But more than anything else do I crave for my paperalways excepting money of coursethe correspondence of fair and intelligent Christian women and Christian men and more especially the women who will feel just as free to write what they believe In this pa per as does any Infidel correspondent for It I am certain that no religious pa per will say anything like that to me or to any prominent Infidel because Christians recognize that for an Infi del to get an opportunity thus to make his arguments will damage the Chris than religion The policy of all Christian propa gandists is to keep Infidel argument away from the people of whom they hope to make Christians On the other hand there is not an Infidel paper in the world that Is not just as am glad to have Intelligent Christians to write for it and this Is because all intelligent Infidels believe that Christian arguments when fairly criticised by fairly competent Infl dels make Infidels just as efficiently as Infidel arguments do For the same reason you find all leading Infidel propagandists encour aging tho reading of the Bible claim ing that it is the finest book to make Infidels that was ever written But of course we do not want Bible read Ing confined to those parts of the Bl ble that In all Protestant propagand ism are picked out by the clergy for tho people to read We want the Bible read m its en tirety just as we read other books starting at the beginning and reading consecutively to tho end Another reason for wanting Chris tians to write for our Infidel papers Is that If we are bigots and dogmat- Ists as we claim Is generally true of Christians they may show that we are and thus do us a good service while on the other hand If we are not such nobody can show that we are and the implication will be an ad vantage to us All roads lead to Rome Fortuna favet bonos ALL FOR TEN CENTS Grand Rapids Mich July 20 02 Rt Rev Dr C C Moore D D LI D Dear ColonelI enclose you ten cents Kindly send me copies of the last two Blades to Battle Creek Mich and oblige W O PURVIS The Los Angeles California Liberal Club meets every Sunday at p m at 321b South Main stret Turner Hall Hon George T Bruce Hon Sever ance Rostrum free to all AN IOWA MAN APPEALS TO YOU TO SEND TO ME PETITIONS FOR THE PAR DON OF DR HAMMER Reasoner Iowa July 20 1902 Editor of Blue Grass Blade- I have known Dr Hammer for 22 years He Is a man of great moral courage a man who will stand by his convictions for whoever or what over ho believes to bd right If a friend of his gets Into trouble and Is In tho right ho will not peter out as Peter of old did and curse and swear that he never knew the manThere are a great many Peters In Jasper county Iowa One of them told me the other day that he would have given Information beneficial to Dr Hammer but that he did not want to get Into trouble with a lot of other fellows But like Peter of old ho has realized he was wrong and has repented and will gladly sign a petit kin for thin pardon of Dr Hammer havo given the matter a rather thorough Investigation I have talked with several persons about the affair and have made special efforts to ob tale from those who were against him the reasons of their position and In most cases they did not know my po sition and In every case they failed to give me a wellfounded reason Their answers were generally about like these Oh have heard so much or hear ho Is a bad man Then would say Well what did Dr Hammer do and they would say Oh ho provoked tho fight And yet the evidence showed that 11 out 0 13 witnessesthe exceptions being Wheatcraft and his fathertestified- that Wheatcraft was the assailant Men make theso remarks who would not know Dr Hammer If they should meet him and when pressed have made that acknowledgement- At least two jurymen have made re markn that Indicted that they were governed by motives not warranted by the testimonyat least have been so Informed by men of unques tionable veracity All this as well as other prejudice shown that have neither time nor space to mention confirm me In the opinion that an unseen hand has aided In sealing his fateat least temporarily in all honesty and without malice toward Wheatcraft think the Doctor has done just what Wheatcraft or any other courageous man might have done under the excitement of pain passion and danger he was then subjected to Wheatcraft was 32 years old weigh ing over 200 pounds and of fine phy sical form Hammer was 48 years old weighing 150 pounds and hall been sick not having been able to eat anything the day before the diffi is my opinion that Wheatcraft was encouraged by others both in the prosecutionsmendation I propose to exercise that through the efficiency of the Austral ian ballot system and urge others to do the same Ilike Mark Twain when he was asked for an opinion about heaven and hellhave good friends on both sides of this question and I am not actuated by malice nor do I think by excessive friendship but by a love justice tempered by mercy Charity think by this time should take the place of the slimy serpent of the news came to us of how the Doctor was hurried away to pris on on one short hours notice not having time to say a kind goodbye to his two boys they being at the farm and for whom no father had a greater affection or arrange for the company of any near friends to comfort his sickly and careworn wife In tho hardest trial of her life it brought sadness to our home and tears to our eyes Reader I say to you let fawn who may for believe I am In the right Dr Hammer is no felon but a victim of unfortunate circumstances Nor is ho tho only one being punish ed His is an affectionate family His boys being young and in fair health can stand it best but his faithful and careworn wife is falling under the who have wives and mothers whom you love for the sake of jus tice and mercy send your petitions to Rev Charles Moore Lexington Ky to be forwarded in a body to His Excellency Governor Cummins In such numbers that it will overawe the opposition of the unseen hand that think Is now trying to prejudice the Secretary of Pardons In Advance Respectfully Yours CYRUS NOLIN Comment Some day possibly when It Is too late you all will find that this case is exactly what I told you It was In the beginning THE QUARTERLY GONE AND QUARTERMAN COME Zacharys Quarterly Christian Lexingtonhas gone busted and Zack lately president of an Investment Company has fled unto the moun tains of Hopsldam but in his stead has come Editor O C Quarterman of The Kentucky Liquor Dealer He gives the bibllolatrist prohlbs the very devil He Is right No man who believes in the Bible has a to bo a Prohlb for that book rightI liquor and for anything else that is style of The Kentucky Liquor Dealer is exactly that of the Chris tian Prohibitionist Sam Jones Samples are as follows They must have had almighty whaled out of them then for the situation is serious Indeed when pro hibitionists are unable to get in on the ground floor when tneres to be any sympathizing or resolutln IIto do Whenever these meddlesome he Matties learn to muzzle their bazoos theyll cease to have all the sawdust kicked from under their coat tails It seems a strange circumstance to us that they cannot learn to mind their own d business and whats more to let that ot other people alone Since tho Government licenses the saloon business what in the devil have these little 22callber prohibitionists to do with It By their senseless intermed dling these Intellectual tomtits have convulsed whole villages in interne cane strife Their mission is to pro mote not to prevent trouble Tho die has been forever cast sepa rating church from state wherefore do not the blbllolatrlstprohlbs em ploy their talents at plucking the lost from perdition and leave tne regula governmentIand able to control Its sale What business Is it of these backwoods bumpkins whose bellies cant stand anything more fiery than iron brew what goes in the other bellies wheth er liquor or lemonade In the opinion of the writer there exists little doubt If any but what a number of those local option windjammers who bellow the loudest are doing It for tho al mighty dollar rather than through any desire to save the country from tho effects pf the socalled liquor curso Many of them are simply professional spouterV out for the silkthreaded green Theyll sing any song they are told to The only perquisite Is the until then the saloons will continue to flourish until all the pro hlbitlonl ts in the universe have howled themselves Into nell Just suppose I should use language like that what would the people say THE BOSTON POST MARY MAC LANE The Boston Post of July has a big threecolumn picture about Mary Mac Lane and a long Interview of her by a typical Boston woman of the newspaper soroslty It was an Intel lectual hair pulling Regarding religion the following oc curredIs too personal to ask you If you are a Christian- I do not believe in the Christian religion am a Theosophist Then you believe in the reIncar- nation of souls Yes and believe Theosophy is the inevitable It is a combination all the religions and is the natural law of the universe Does your faith bring you any comfort In time of trouble- I dont need any comfort In time of temptation do you re slat with your own strong do most certainly Then your belief Is not your moral support- I need more My belief is only a small part of my life Have you any friends in the world I have one Is your mother alive and Is she yourfrjend Lbutt we are not friends There are many of whom am fond but they are not real friends They are fond of me and are my compan ionsDo you Intend to write as a pro fession or to help others shall keep on writing but for my own benefit- Do you expect ever to become a ChristianI dogI am happy as t am I am quite satisfied While It Is then evident that Mary Is not a Christian it is also evident that she Is not the highest type of an Infidelthat Is while she is a man of such Intellectuality as to ap predate that Christianity Is not true she knows nothing of the greater itive side of Infidelity that would dls place Christianity to substitute the sentiment which says The world Is my country humanity my brethren and to do good is my religion Theosophy as a science or philoso phy Is but little better than Chris tianity but is not criminal as Christianity is Madam Blavatski the high priestess of Theosophy was just as great a fraud as Dowie is RELIGIOUS Leone Jeodle a nun at Flushing L I suicided with a hat pin Simon Yandes a Presbyterian of Indianapolis is giving away his for tune of 100000- A monestary was burned at Quebec that had 10000 gallons of cider and 4000 gallons of wine in it Wish I had the cider Reckon they were going to make Jesus blood out of that account of Ashley Cocke hung at Greenville Miss for murder says he was an Infidel Two other ac counts say nothing about his religious Brock of San Angelo Texas to be hanged for assault upon his yearold daughter has professed re ligion At Italy Texas on Sunday July lightning destroyed the Methodist church and parsonage- Rev John Dortlsch has been put in jail in Texas for having four wives Four wives slat many for a preacher Solomon had 700 regular wives and occasionsI Jew ell and Rush McDonald have a pistol fight on their way to church At Los Almos California an earth quake entirely destroyed a Presbyte rian church The shako necessary to destroy it also injured Innocent houses and people Bible of UIDles Or Twentyseven Divine Revela tions containing a description of twentyseven Bibles and an exposition of 2000 Biblical errors in science tory morals religion and general events Also a delineation of the characters of the principal personages of the Christian Bible and an exami nation of their doctrines By Kersey Graves Largo 12mo 440 pp Cloth till STRUCK BY- LICHTNINC REV S MITCHELL OF LOUIS VILLE WAS KILLED AT OWENSBORO Owensboro Ky July 28The Rev- S O Mitchell a Baptist minister whoso home was In Louisville was struck by lightning and Instantly killed at oclock this the residence of his George H Matson brotherlnlawItwelve miles from this visiting his relatives tho yard watching a small and vcrIblack cloud when the stroke came The body will be sent to Shelbyvllle for burial- Tho Rev S O Mitchell was about 45 years of age and a traveling evan gelist Until lately he had made his homo In this city at 1136 Christy Avenue Ho had charge in Texas some yars ago and was then called to the Eminence Ky Baptist Church whom ho served for several years Later he returned to Texas Moro recently he did evangelistic work In this state He leaves a wife and sev eral childrenICommentI have done all I rea sonably can do to warn people against going to church and preaching and praying but they wont mind me and God just keeps on knocking them out with apoplexy cyclone lightning or just any old thing he can get his hands on Nobody ever hears a light ning killing an InfideltABOUT DR HAMMER Bracewell Iowa July 28 02 Blue Grass Blaue I have received a letter from Mrs Harriet M Closz concerning the case of Dr Hammer She knows no more than I do though she said she would sign the position However she referred me to parties in Newton and I learn from letters from Crawford Sparks and M Hutter that an effort will be made at that town to obtain Dr Hammers re lease when the proper time comes They regard his Imprisonment as an outrageI been under the Impression 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take their stand with Infidelity or with the Pope of Rome and the big toe suckers it is an Idence of temporary Insanity or mental desperation Now see you publish In the rape that you are glad to notice that my columns will be edited by a woman especially as poor old Brother McCor mlck has spun and spent himself out and has nothing more to say or write through the Blade- I also note that poor old Bro Moore Is on the wane or In other words Is petering outis playing outrulI ning to a frazzle So please get on another cargo of mental ability and editorialor authorltorial philanthropy and write some articles or editorials of your own and get Mrs Henry DI Wilson Pres Bowles Grler Kidder Lucy Waters Phelps or any of a score of Blade contributors to furnish mat ter for the Blade and fill my columns first through Mrs Henry and Miss Phelps and then by yourself and oth ers But dont ever write me again by letter or by publication that my matter In my columns Is stale unin teresting or flat and objectionable to Blade readers until you can fill your paper with something more chaste pure and elevating than the bawdy bosh or Tennyson like bosh as copied from Mary Mac Lanes book Publish this just as have written It and spelled it and fill my space with anything you like until further WILLIAM MCORMICK Prenchburg Ky July 1902 NO CIGARETTES IN THIS SCHOOL At the Academy of Northwestern University Chicago there are 300 the old days many of them were cigarette smokers Now you could talk with every manjack of that school crew and not once would you be offended by the vile odor of cigar HF Fisk of the Academy stud led the cigarette question He found that athletes in training are barred from cigarettes He dis covered that of the 75 pupils having the highest standing In his school but two smoked cigarettes Of the young fellows who were wholly or partially failures 57 per cent used cigarettesIt take Dr FIsk long to reach a conclusion He would have scorned the methods of the Cincinnati Board of Educa Lion which refused to allow a band of noble women to circulate anti cigar ette pledges among the pupils of the public schools He acted He called the 300 students before him In plain hearttoheart talk told them that among educators there Is no division of opinion as to the inju rlous effects both mental and physi cal of cigarettes on young men who have not reached maturity He asked them to stop smoking cig arettes or leave the school tuition to be returned to such as were not sat isfied to abide by the new rules To the credit of the students let it be said that not one left and the school is effectually and permanently purged of a known evil Post The French are still celebrating the centenlal anniversary of the birth of Victor Hugo that master of thought who has made the world feel and greatness was of a kind that knows no limits Hugo belonged to the world You have read his works If you havent go to the Public Li brary and study Jean Valgean and hu manity the same humanity that ex isted when Hugo was born and exists today and youll find that Hugo took his thoughts from the lives of the poor and oppressed He awaken ed Interest In suffering for the ages by baring wounds to the world and you cant forget them You cant shut your eyes and blot out the human misery that Victor Hugo took for his man ever made charity seem more divine or sympathy more com forting No man ever labored more investantly for the elevation of those who toll and the workers of Paris knew and remembered Jeanne Girard Is a working girl poor but honest There are thousands of her kind in the worlds wickedest city There are as brave honorable upright girls there as any city In the Jeanne Girard wag selected outI of 2500 working girls to place a wreath on the statue of the friend of the toilers There were no bands of music no grand paradeonly a few thousand working womenseamstresses wait resses clerks toilers auwho assem bled at the great statue and with sympathetic eyes watched brave faced Jeanne place a crown of flowers on the brow of the Inanimate object that stands for A MAN It was a beautiful tribute a lilt of fine sentiment that awakens new regard for the memory of a man who was the friend of those who peed justlceICincinnati RANDOM THOUGHTS BY JOSEPHINE HENRY We are told that the Bible contain all the laws necessary to govern tha conduct of women and men It says Doth not nature Itself teach you that If a man have long hall It is a shame unto him But If a woman have long hair It Is a glory to her Now as a matter of fact nature teaches nothing of the kind Nature attends strictly to business and says not a word about either shame or glory How about the bald headed men that swarm all about us If to have long hair Is a shame unto man to have short hair he must have less shame and to have no hair at all must velope the man in a halo of glory thingIhalo in the glory class as he has hair enough on his head to make wigs for several of his baldheaded brothers and If they will apply to him at sheep mateirialwhose capllnry substance on the summit of his cranium goes off In spots like a muff the moths had at tacked and what a lot of these rosy rollicking robust young old men there are scullIng along under bare pates that are as shiny as a billiard ball and as smooth as a pat of butter Tho bald headed man seems to be given to smiles And why shouldnt he Ho always seems to me to be saying blessed is the bald headed man for he shall Inherit the salt of the earth The fine tooth comb of Time has veloped him In a halo of glory and ie acts as if he had wheedled a free pass from St Peter to take him through the pearly gate and may bP he Is a Persian idea afloat that there are to be only men In heaven No women admitted hangs at the entrance but would like to get a peep through the swinging gate and see the hosts of bald headed he angels I have an idea that the orig final Bible Joseph will be Captain of the baldheaded angelic batllllon seph must have been baldheaded or Mrs Potlpher would not have laid hold of his underclothing if he had had a hand full of hair for arresting Is much to discourage Editor Moore In the heavenly rewurd of the bald beaded heangels and in the stir ring line of Pope And beauty draws us with a single he should be consoled by the fact that there are exceptions to the Bible rule for no shame attaches to the long haired Absolom or the fes tive Samson with his flowing locks They seemed to be toasts In Bible society am going to tell you a haul headed fact There are as many bald headed women as men but if they should parade In public with a hairless scalp they would be arrested for the Good Book says If woman have long hair It is a glory to her so she wears long hair If she has to buy it from a convent or hemp factory To this she adds rolls rats mice scalp locks switches and bangs all fasten ed on with pins to the hairless disk mapped out on her head and the Lord only knows how she keeps all this glory on Now when the average wo man has to purchase all this glory at the bargain counters it seems to me Nature Is neglecting her duty If the Bible Is true old Mother Nature should give us all a fair chance to attain beauty and perfection as woll as glory What Nature does In the way of building conceited mascullnty Is beyond conception Let Time claw every hair off a mans head yank ev cry tooth out of his mouth wrinkle his face till he looks like a baked apple rheumatlze his joints and raise Cain with him generally yet he will adjust his necktie and admire him self and think he Is Irreslstable to the other sex But men are not the on ly conceited creatures on the earth On this point men and women are on an equality We will not dilate on womans failings and foibles but will leave that to those authorities on the female sex Cardinal Gibbons and Max ORell Heaven knows woman has enough to bear in this life without being put upon by her own sex Its a world of sorrow and sin A world of trouble and care And the nicest crown a woman can s very unpleasant to wear The human family even with the Bible for a guide are a strange lot and when think of Mary Mac Lanes and sonic of the male sex cannot but exclaimO the vanity Of humanity Under the sun TWO PLUNKS FOR THE MAG Proctor Mo July 28 02 Friend Moore You are surely a wonderful person ality Such a life as you have lived and are living Is glory enough for one man Why do you Kentuckians fall to have all the wife beaters and murderers as they become known My wife myself and three children are all Infidels and believe in truth unalloyed by heaven or hell Find 200send the Magazine to Etta Wilson and H T Talbott Proc tor Mo Conventional Lies of Our Civilization Religious Monarchial and Aristocrat- Ic Political Economic Matrimonial and Miscellaneous Lies By Max Nor dau Cheap edition 60 centi NOTES AND COMMENTS BY JOSEPHINE K HENRY My ear Is pained My soul Is sick with every days port Of wrong and outrage with which earth Is filled COWPER The Cincinnati Post prints the fol HIS WIFE UP WITH COW Widow of a Murdered German Found Dead in Bed Danville Ky July 19Mrs Fran cis Knlser widow of an eccentric old German was found dead In bed by her son having probably died from starvation several days before Sho was last seen on the roof of her little home calling for hot dead mother and her native land Kaiser formerl drove his wife Into town Hitched to a wagon with a cow He was said to treat her brutally and one night sh sought protection with George Ram soy a neighbor Bad blood ensued between Ramsey and Kaiser and four years ago the former shot the latter to death in the Courthouse Ramsey Is now serving a life sentence for th Kaiser is another victim of tho religious teaching Thy desire shall be to thy husband and he shall rill over thee If all the victims of this diabolism could rise from their graves then would be a host that could not be numbered When this man Kaiser harnessed his wife up with a cow and drove the team Into that relig- Ious town of Danville no one seems to have objected to the outrage No doubt they thought It FUNNY to set a woman and a cow yoked together drawing their burden The Bible says the husband shall RULE the wife What right had Mrs Kaiser to rebel against being yoked with a cow If Mr Kaiser gave the command The tenth commandment classes woman with the ox and the ass for it says thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife nor his servant nor his ox nor his ass nor anything that Is his ThIS man Kaiser had full Bible warrant for yoking his wife with a cow and religionists would be die obeying the commands of the Holy Book to object to any Indignity or cruelty a man heaps upon his wife for it plainly says to the woman Thy desire shall be to thy husband and he shall rule over thee and that the woman must remain in silence and subjection I know nothing of the particulars the killing of Kaiser by hIs neighbor Ramsey but the trouble between these men had its be ginning in Ramsey trying to protect a helpless woman from a brutal hus band Ramsey is now serving a life sentence for killing Kaiser I do not know whether he was justifiable In doing so but certainly the world Is no worse off without Kaiser Cannot the women of this state Investigate this case and If there Is any palliating circumstances appeal to Gov Beck ham to pardon Ramsey the man who lost his liberty for protecting a wo man from the brutality of n husband who yoked his wife up with a cow Some people object to Woman frage because they say that then woman will be liable to road duty and serving on Juries Men who use this argument always talk of the wo man shouldering a pick and shovel and working by the day on the public roads These same men always pay their road tax and we are deprived of the pleasure of seeing them walk out with pick and shovel to work on the road Why could not a woman pay her tax or a man pay his own and his wifes tax too just as he pays for his friends drinks or oyster supper There are more than 30 avocations which excuse men from Jury service Why not apply this rule to women Some people seem to think that mothers with nursing babies are the only women who will be called on to serve on the jury while unmarried women widows and married women without children are not mentioned If women with nursing babies should he forced to road or jury service he papas stay home and Lock tho cradle while the mothers are attend- Ing to their political road or jury duties This change of occupation would bo beneficial to both All the objections to women having the ballot are so flimsy they fall of their own weight it Orthodoxy condemns most of the human family to perdition and never bats an eyelid Try to argue with a preacher on this appalling doctrine and tell him that there Is something grand and good In the human heart hut It has never had a chance to exercise tho good tell him that all right living Is worship and If he Is a Catholic he will make the sign of the cross If an Episcopalian he will say Lord 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