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Digital page images are linked to the text file. jj y l 1 BLUE GRASS BLADE rffi DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOUCONFUCIUS Parker a1T 20sep 02 THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY TO DO GOOD MY RELIGION TOM PAINE 23 W Main AN HONEST GOD IS THE NOBLEST WORK OF MANINGERSOLL EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL XI NO 26 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY AUGUST 17 E M 302 X100 A YEAR I t TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 issue for one year 100 6u it u 260 TBBMB flOO per year In advance- In clubs of rive cent foreign snb eorlptlon MAKE ALL drafts and Express orders payable to the BLUE GRASS BLADE Lexington Ky DONOT order your paper discontinued wlthont paying all arrears THAT DATE on printed address tab the time of expiration of your sub Borlptlon WDN you a advise thta o ceglvlngl of new s whet r padew or of en crlbef OvFiosof publication East Third Street ENTBBBD at the Post office at Lexin ton Ky as Second Class Mall Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BO I 393 Lexington Kentucky yeayinqpj Rates and Sample Copies r centsLa f AGENTS FOR THE BLADE Anybody can be an Agent for the lade by sending two cents each fe ten papers or more J ADVERTISING IN THE BLADE l Rowella Newspaper Directory says + + + i + + + + + + F4 + + i 5368 + f Average Weeekly Circulation + f for 190W + t BLUE GRASS BLADE Kyf + In the 4 State Published in the heart jti of the Blue Grass Region Cir + culates in every State In the + + Union and in some foreign + gountrleaIj a liberal class of + Advertising rates andlI f sample copies on application f if + + 44f f t + + yearifto THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED c ALCOHOL f iI itIJ It kthosedrink it Issuutof the distillery until It empties into histhe hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that tou- chulit do not believe that anybody can the subject without bee 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 of the poverty of the Ignorance of the- try distress of the little children tugging andIby 4themen of genius It has wrecked of millions who have struggled with the thisdevilish ofthethe scaffolds upon either bank do n ot wonder that every thoughtful man i Is prejudiced against the damned stuff Mllesl alcohol ROBERT G INGER80LL t tr 1t l w wJ 4clJ ROOSE VEIl AND THE POPE Tho Catholic Church Is a political party within Itselfthe best organ ized of all political parties It care nothing for either ot tho two domi nant political parties only an It s able to play them for privileges and concessionsIt In Its ranks nt times as Is now demonstrated on the Friar question hut when It comes to voting It Is guided by the word sent down along tho line Itself absolutely monarchical It has nothing In common with Democratic Institutions and at all times Inslduously at work to undermine now has the balance of power In the United States and can make and unmake administrations and men The Pope now determines who shall or who shall not be President of the United Staten The man who wants to bo President must first cyn mlt himself to the Catholic party and mate his pledges This Is what Roosevelt is evident ly doing This little squabble among Catholics about the friars Is only a byplay to mislead They must make It appear that a dlffercnceiexlsts llJflft erdt tvldl aftni- b r which the Vatican has aimed at for a hundred years that of Its recognition as an Independent power and bgFirst a Papal ablogato was sent to seersXtlon by the State But the time was not ripe Catholics knew the art of timetpublicly proposed send ing Judge Taft to the Vatican and put this first as a feeler The sub sidized press of America held its breath Observing no clamor Rooso welt himself not Congress deliberate thee power an sailor Judge Taft didnt want Jo go hav ing political aspirations himself- r Roosevelt may have wanted to shelve him as he was looming up as a pos sible Presidential candidate We had already bought the Philipp- Ines paying 20000000 for them or 1200 a head for them land and In habitants Including the Friars The land and all tho Inhabitants thereof was ours But the Catholic Church being a power within a power claims that It owned a portion of the and we bought So a dispute arose between the Vat icon and the Washington government Just how violent this secret dispute was we tho people know nothing about Roosevelt ambitious to succeed himself was confronted with the Catholic menace of revolt and ItI ooks very much ns though knuck led down to tho Pope one of hisIconcessions being that he send 111I embassador to Rome to deal with the Vatican Does any one Imagine that RoosI velt would take such a step over throwing all precedent ami tradition and brazenly defying the Constitution Itself without a selfish object In Illegal and unconstitutional act ho covered with the veneer that should bo considered only ns n business transaction when every observer perceives that It is a as the entering wedge to open up permanent diplomatic atlons In order to bo elected the second time Roosevelt has betrayed country Ho Is a greater traitor In my estijoration mud more a menace danger than Benedict ArnoldsFor this samo act Is committed fifty years ago ho would been mob bed and possibly 1l11ugIBcntiUct Arnold soul out his com mind for a moss of pottage Theo tore Roosevelt has sold out his conn for his rooloctioii Ho nay attempt to solace himself the prevailing qnlot attitude of the- press on this matter This signifies nothing ns bout uf old parties foal to offend Rome Suitors dont want to lose n single pa Iron anti so keep still about this greatest outrage that lias ever been perpetrated against the COn tltution at rldoesUnto Roosevelts crime tlJr knowstlmt not a single paper Repub limn or Democrat In the whole coun try would print what am writing hero and other facts ns self evlde t anti plain If the Republican party remains In power It wont be long before another feeler will bo put out as to the pro priety of sending a Representative to tho Vatican The cowardly press will say noth- Ing ns In this case and at last the United States will become a toe kisser and the most vital principle of government established by our fath ers will bo overthrown There Is this hope however that tills calamity will not occur The Catholic power Is a demorallz Ing agent It ruled the Democratic party for years and so corrupted It governimml a e nostrils of every patrlntls citizen Now It Is switching over to the Kopubllcan party They are flocking In droves It Is bound In time to strangle tho already rotten nod ed old hack It contaminates every thing It touches It has been a drag to the Democratic party and It will prove a load too heavy for the Re publican party to carry Intelligence and patriotism wl repudiate It hero Just as they do In Italy Franco and other Catholic countries It is anomely that Cath olic countries are clipping Its tentacles and that America Is blindly seek Ing to embrace Patriotism print pre law and justice must le Baer heed that Tluodoro Roosevelt may succeed himself When Tat went to Rome ho was received with full papal honors and all the glory and gewgaws of harbor Ic sovereignty were spread before him He the representative of America knelt at the foot of a throne and pall homage to a man who sets himself up as God Almighty and the king of kings He received presents from his hands and the Vatican left noth- Ing undone taking advantage of this occasion to disport Itself as an pendent nnd physical power rinipplnes today belong to us ytJvw them ragtag and bobtall It we want to keep any or drive out citizens of this country wo do so out asking the Pope of Rome or any one else If we want the friars out of the Philippines why dont wo tgive them their walking papers without begging the leave of a foreign po testate If we can exempt the lands of the Indian tribes without asking the Pope of Rome why not that of the FriarsIf can put Indians on a reser ration why cant wo bunch the Friars who are savage of a type that the American Indian In hl lowest stage of barbarism never equalled A pretty howdedo It that this government should b dictated to as to the management of Its own citizens and property by a pretended power whose recognition In any manner Is forbidden by the the people of th halted States be so humiliated an humbled Why should we send a begging embassador to tho Pope ev en under the consideration of busi are we made to be beggars In this case We bought the Islands The friars were against us In the war We confiscate this property It Is ours Now why should we like whipped dogs go to the Pope begging him to take money for property wo have already bought and confiscated Why did we have to go to RomeI Couldnt Taft Just as well settled the dispute In anlllaIThe position of the Pope In this case was that of a powerless sup pleant a helpless beggar and If there was any coming at all why not com him to come to us Oh no God could not sacrifice any dignity be becoming a supple ant to our government for ho is the king of kings and the ruler of all the history of this govern ment has such a contemptible grading and traitorous act been com mitted and all that Theodore Roosevelt may succeed himself by malting merchandise of the most vital prin a ciple of this free government for the Catholic vote Not only tho Pope but true whole world has the laugh on us We have permitted ourselves to become tho ob ects of Imperial derision and we like stocks saying nothing Unt there will be a retribution and that will he a growing distrust of the Republican party nnd finally It wills the death It ought to tile Old superstition has given It the fatal stab and In its death agony hell broaden his scornful grin give It another thrust and triumphantly ex down to lien and say sent then thither J B Wn Webster City Iowa Aug 8 02 Dear Brother Hughes The announcement of the lecture Newton In this weeks Blade should August 24th Instead of August 4th Wish you would correct thlils am sorry to trouble you Best wishes yourself and family HARRIET CLOSZ DR ll WILSON REVIEWS MARY MAO LANE Mary Mac Lane says she both and steals That confession has shocked a good many who do a thou s and times morn lying and stealin than poor little Mary Mac LanD as she calls herself WJio of us who dont lie and steal In scjmo manner or other Every man bring Is n liar and thief are till truthful and honest only degree and some of us do not do servo onp particle of credit or merit for being truthful antI honest tot hue has so framed us The charm of Marys hook Is that shut Is candid frank and truthful even to the point of admitting that llshe Is a liar Her book will heal reading and the demand fur It a large If Mary lad depleted list nature as the dealest pictures the saint in her novel pure as the snowdrops chaste and passionless as the Deceit bur stars truthful and honest pious and guileless sanctified beyond nil possibilities of snhall the thus talked about herself every one would have said Oh what a little liar Why would they have said this Because they know front the evil of their own natures that no uch per son exists They would hold her In contempt because they would per that tho truth was not In her But having told the truth about herself admitting that she Is mortal good and evil are bltjnded In e nature as It is In every one that- she1s weak in somethings that am shoIIanyhOScsociety as long as she persists In tel ing the truth In Mary Mac Lane Ute young woo mans nature and secret self Is dragged to the surface and exposed to view It Is the secret story o thousands of the sweet creatures whom we look at and whose seem ing delicacy purity and refinement lead tie to regard them us angels Mary has removed the halo nicely and am not sure but that her hoop and more like It Is just what Is needs ed for womans better understanding of herself luedelightIsstories There are others too Infer nally lazy to live and too slouchy to be companionable to a hobo listdand who are bestowing their mater nal affections on poodle dogs kit toils and parrots There are multitudes of ethers to whom the cooking of a good meal or any other domestic requirement is ImagInothan they ought to notwithstanding the man has set them up In a fine home and surrounded them with comparative ease The majority women Imagine that nil tho use man has for a woman U the grati fication of his lust They think love In a man Is nothing but lust They were never moro mistaken The majority of men understand thl1I meaning of lust before they marry If they take to lust after their mar rlage It Is nearly always due to wo mans Ignorance of the sex Instinct her distorted views of life and mestic slouchiness and indifference When men love they love the angel they thlnl they are getting They of ton find that tho celestial countenance which had captivated them Is but n disguise of tits devil go Into many homes and am made confidant of and know what am talking about- a am well known to the readers of this paper as an advocate of Wo mans Rights am for the woman before am for the man Tho average woman Is far superior to tho average man Woman as a class ore better than men as a class But men nevyr fall so low as woman when doWnwardawomen as anwhole but am referring to a of women that artificial sickly sen mental useless unthinking hnoclltldlliollsly affected highItoned class with perverted sex maternal instincts who turn up their at the miniature sentiments o Mary Mac Lane They are the worst enemies of their own sex To them every woman re format Is a little queer cranky anda mannish Often they divide their 0 precious time at the missionary so loty cud are too Ignorant to know the wide distance between themselves and civilization Some weeks ago I was called at night to see a patient far out In oneI of the suburbs While waiting for my return car at half after eleven along staggered a citizen known to nearly every one in Cincinnati His handsome homo stood opposite from where was waiting greeted him anti after exchanging queries as to what each was doUi out so late and alone he said Well am out and am pretty drunk and the reason Is have no home Between North and South and the Missionary Society anti Pro grcsslvo euchre have no home dont understand you said surelgy if such a possession Well Its thisI wily said ho a house dont a homo If you come to It and fine your wlfo gone all till time a ma as well stay away from It In the summer Its too hot for to IIwife and sIlO goes North In tho winter Its too cold ford she has to go South The few pleasant weeks be mlasionara r ery night so have no home Just walt go over seo if sites ro turned anti If she hasnt well go hack down to the saloon get a drink told mama that Id bo at and to have dinner for me and wed1 spend tho evening together and warned her If found her of as usual was going to got drunk Sure enough when came homo which was n little lato she was gone and left a note for me to tom down to the missionary meethn which they generally turn Into a pro gresslvo euchre mid ice cream lun cheon and stay till midnight and af ter Now aint that enough to make a man get drunk after enduring it for years do not chin the above as a com mon occurence but It Is one of groat er frequency especially In largo towns and cities than Is generally known and It Is Just such women who drive men to the clubs tho loons and the brothels from vet heart hunger They are the kind women and they are legions who Imagine that mans love Is nothing 1uttftb1ttmtibllc titer 0 should be no kick a coming weaknesls on go over It and the remedy lay In lying bet the choice of the washtub or goln dirty and to go North and South him typfwrhrrThe sickly sentimentalism that just because a woman Is u woman she should bo regarded as something sacred and apart dont find a lodge ment In my understanding When see so many of them scheming to banter their affection for money and ease tuns making ncold sordid commercialism of mar pitcown when see their extravagance driving their husbands to distraction when see them sacrificing their domestic affections In their attempt to keep in step with snobbish society when see them ever ready with fiendis- vU7dictlveness to crush the weak nn fallen of their own sex when see them going to confession and slobber ing around over a lot of winebloated lustful old hogs and deifying a lot of longfaced lying Protestant pre tenders to divinity and then turning up their noses and tucking their skirts In contempt of the Stantons the Henrys the Clozses Austins flickers Phelps and others of their own sex when seo then- by thousands gadding through the stores and downtown offices sup posedly out on shopping expeditions when Instead they are meeting genial company and drinking high ballsIt takes all such sentiments out of me rite world Is full of women who are the meanest of tho meanest an the sleekest of the sleekest Men with all their duplicity rui natural twofacedness are not In It with scheming women Illustrations could be given to prove this If they were printable So It Is refreshing to me to read the book of poor little Mary Mat Lane Site depicts the natural man by telling the bad In her natures well as the good She Is thoroughly Independent The majority of women are not fit for the franchise because they are by choice Intellectual grove lies But am for the franchise with the hope that the liberty that comps with It will change them Mary Mas Lane Is but nineteen of age She has not expo a broad view of life being accustomed to the sand and barren ess nut smoke of a mining town She Is crude In much of her thought Ighty ant erratic She seems to be wanting something badly without nowlng exactly what It Is Vary la all at sea about herself lilts ninety nine out of every nlnetynlno of us Shell meet her Devil some time and hell break her heart and the crushed thing will then tense to write herself Her heart will then go to others Sho will sympathize with other peoples sufferings misfortunes and mental enslavements A fine senstlvo soul like hers Is Continued on Fourth Page ISONOMY SKETCH OF JAMES ARM EDgUCATED JESUIT WHO IS ITS MAIN GUY I taro been advised by one of the most able and most devoted friends of the Blade to pay no attention to what Is being said against me by Reeds Isonomy of San Antonio Texas of which J Guy Reed is then editor but not the main guy that being one James Armstrong- y Tho argument used by my friend that The Ironomy only wants the benefit of an advertisement in they Dlade think too that the advertisement Is no Inconsiderable part of The Isonomys purpose but while the pa per claims to he Infidel It Is Its scheme to beat any formidable InfIdel Influence because It Is really but a Jesuit paper getting In Its work for tthe Catholic Church under the guise of being Infidel paper Everything In Isonomy shows placeSt Jesuit organ posing as an Infidel paper and Braun and two other men wore killed and two others wounded In just such a fight with Protestant is was the natural result of his course theCatholics theBladeyaft have learned for the first time Armstrong was educated by the Catholics do not know the partlc ulars but am Informed by an abso JasaCatholicor words to that effect It was not probable that any man would take CatholicIbelIeeNobody would expect me to say un not a Jew or a Christian be supposesstated that as between Catholics and Protestants had more sympathy for Catholics because In no Instance of religious persecution has any Catholic- taken any part against me if ex PriestBarrred In the Blade This fact and the further fact that MendotaJlinuprobablyInduced thedmanhomme as a priest thlnlbeganboosting me and my paper In fine shape There was always something thatwas objectionable about him but he dlitencourage him and tried butJnalrlira and chocked him ort by crltt Ism and by not printing his pieces There Is nothing of Imporlance about Armstrong or about Isonomy apart from the fact that It is one of the ways that are dark and tricks that are vain that are used by Cath 1alit Jesuits to get In their work DID YOU EVER GET SILVER DOLLAR IN THE MAIL One of the most singular pieces of mall that ever came to the local postofflce arrived here yesterday It was a silver dollar with a two cent stamp on one side and a pice of pa per on the other with an address on It was delivered to Moore the editor of the Blue Grass Blade Sir J E Hughes the manager of that paper got It out of the lock box and dd not know what to do with it He had no Idea where It came from and for a time seemed at loss wheth er to put it In his pocket or not HenryM1lteard purchaselItitMorningDamocrnt Comment Subsequent letter in dlcated that It came from Mr W Craven Kellog Iowa The Los Angeles California Liberal Club meets every Sunday at p m at South Main suet Turner Hall Hon George T Bruce Hon Sever ance Rostrum tree to all h BLUE GRASS BLADE From Reeds Isonomy THE STORY OF MARY MAC LANE By the young lady herself is a the quintessence of erotic rot Uss Mac Lane Is a product of Butte Ion tans although what Butte ever dill to deserve such a punishment the devil himself only knows The story is unwholesome Immodest deellsh It Is a vulgar exposition of the grossest animalism a prototype of the sensuous stuff that the priestess of passion Hnllle Ermine Rives was wont to inflict on a suffering and long wearied public only worse What in the name of the entirely hopeless and useless ever Induced this Miss Mac Lane to spill so much of herself on paper is simply Inco11 prehenslhle unless for the purpose or exploiting her shape and how shes stuck on it Tor stuck on It she certainly Is She raves over the Icate transparency and fairness ther hide her splendid breasts and the admirable contour of her shapelY legs In fact Its look at me aint a peach To hear her tell It Iar Is a modern Prindemlan Venus the embodiment of personal passion prisoned in physical form Shes a warm baby Is Mary Mac Lane It Is clearly evident that the young ladys guardian If she has any has loug been drunk or absent or still more likely dead An irate parent with a good strong slipper could worl wonders with the young things 10m Ing by plying It frequently and lustily on her hustle rest This oldtlme manner of correction has cured many a case of fancied Incurable ldo Like a convenient Colts 45 It Is a very powerful persuader If the StOl of Miss Mary Mac Lane has any deeming traits we have slgnalh failed to discover them After real ing the book one feels as It he hal swallowejl a belly full of bilge water It is bum bum bum However one has a desire to flounder about In a stagnant pool of intellectual dope we especially commend him to Mac Lanes account of herself Noth- Ing seems to delight the contemp tlve mind of this maiden so much as the worship of herself as autoadu tion of and rhapsodies on her phy sl cal charms and attractiveness Shes an obnormal species of omphalc sychlte that delights In gazing at Its navel and senselessly worshipping In short Mary Mac Lane is a chump And this classification perhaps counts for the mental iocomot ataxia now wrestling with Charles Moore the asinine editor of the Dlue Grass Blade at Lexington Ky who thinks he has discovered a rara nls in the literary world This monke faced ass adds Miss Mac Lane to a duo of prodigies he had In reserv and now calls them his trinity of tellectual stars He publishes a lot balderdashaliontils latest aegt r sitioLaslie thinks and lauds her to the skies He regards her as a mod 1 era miracle and believes she is des tinedwith the aid of its Blue Grass Blade to revolutionize the Ideas anll habits of the world Moore is a senile old goat and as Ignorant as a trog lodyte He has it all to learn but hes in blisshe doesnt know It The poor old plgarllc poses as America leading exponent of biblical unbelief as an allround skeptic and scoffer and inveterate prohibitionist Take by and large he Is undoubtedly the most conceited ass the sun eer shone on his egotism is appalling In reo sponse to a prolonged wall for alms and charity he has very recently reo celved a half thousand dollars in nation from benevolently Incline Freethinkers over all the country et he Is now out in a column appeal in his Blade whining for another Iiu dred as he says to buy a larger llm type Having once begun his era If disgusting begging for five hundre dollars with which to make his Itial payment on a Junior linotype he never knows where to stop The five hundred was given chiefly In ones twos and fives by skeptics nearly everywhere and now that he has It he belches forth another eructation of pitiful pleading for yet anothe c hundred as six hundred is require as the Introductory payment on the regular size linotype which Moor says is better handler and capabl of producing more work In return for these moneyed responses to his graceless whining for charitable nations he pledges his grandiloquent purpose of corrallng the ONE HUN DRED THOUSAND SUBSCRIBER to his Blue Grass Blade Isnt n munificent reward Itwill be sucl an assistance It will mean so much it will be such a royal recognition of merit to the ones who gave as evei ordinary decency should have bees all sulclent to have prompted Mi Moore to have at least have borrowei the needed money rather than beg it Would have urged him to pledge its early return No No tais wouldnt have suited Charley at billygoat whiskers he wanted m string tied to the donations lie want ed them gin to him like people get the Itch Charlie Is a dandy m issuch an eminently well qualified manager to star a newly risen liter ary comet Oh Charley Is a bird a rare and wonderful bird And by no means the least galllest ass on the hemisphere Two or even three hi has tried to lam hell out of the Ison- omy and discomfited himself for his pains His pseudo roasts have actually been the silliest drivel the writer ever read Charleys gall is stupendous anyway to permit him to at tempt to criticize anybody Its dirty enough to even think it but the man who actually has so little honor anti decency as to come out and father the following sentiments as Moore has done In the July Issue If his Blade In which he extols the so called ge nius of his third treasure Mary Mac Lane should he kicked in the gutter by a giant After lauding this fem- Inine freaks talents in his panegyric- on superlative merit Moore hedges enough to admit that the young curio gets oft expressions and delivers thoughts that appear a trifle e risque that she approaches too near the line which a woman should main beyond that she becomes to wanton and sensuous and then cludeR that If It were his own 22ear old daughter he wouldnt want her do it but since the writer Is other mans well it Is nil right an everything goes Now gentle reader what do you think of that and then Charles C Moore of the Lexington Blue Grass Blade Of the great moral educator whose threadbare boast has been that his Blade has been n engine of morality and a dispenser It reason and justice and help Isnt he a dandy a jim dandy Anti thIs gentleman is the Infidel Charles C Moore the would be propagator of lofty intelligence of the equality anfl Impartial right If she were his own girl he wouldnt stand for It but she Is anothers It Is eminently anrlght Ye gods what a scathing libel on the deity What a miserable excuse man a If Miss Mary Mac Lane does not soon shake the protectorate or Charles Chump Moore she will be reckoned even worse off than she Is For the sake of her paucity of Intelligence if not for her plethora of pas son deliver her from the senile and Idealess company of Editor Charles Chump Moore For he hasnt the sense of a dledlpper of the Inte1leet of the Intellect of a water hen Au rovolr Mass Mary Mac Lane CommentIts a big Job to reprint all of the above and make even the shortest comment that will do it eyen approximate justice but this is an Interesting instance of how Jesuits lie and I must use this occasion to show that they are exceeding sltarp and unscrupulous liars To the mere abusive language used against the girl and myself there can of course be made no reply It Is a fact that honest people are general abused by rogues and men and wo1 men of wisdom derided by foolsIWhen however It comes Ity and argument Isonomy or Ar strong which Is about the same Is quite vulnerable The following Is a sample of his lies about Mary Mac Lane She raves over the delicate trans parency and fairness of her hide her splendid breasts and the aumlr able contour of her shapely legs oiipposlns that this Texas Cathol rufllan means her skin when he says little Isonomy cannot quote a gle Instance where the young woman speaks complimentarily of any physl gal beauty of herself She lauds her own genius to the skies and she Is a genius but she praises the personal beauty of Marie Bashkertseff and speaks of herself as poor little Ma Mac Lane and so far from bragging m her splendid breasts says plain y that she stuck nine pocket handke chiefs In her bosom to help out her form when she had the picture taken hat you could see in the front of her rook but she said she hoped tHr orm would improve as she gets older The allusion to the spen- dIreasttfftfnOt tepeaJeef itomn splendid but as blueveined a1l1 tad no allusion whatever to her own feasts and was no more Indellcal than such as Is seen In all fine statuary and painting and not half as much so as the corset advertisement 0 be seen in many of the magazine Mary Mac Lane was talking ahout eating olives which she says she oves very much and was making the point that in eating an olive the mere gratification of the animal aste was not all that should be con Idered and she describes In that connection the Oriental countries rom which the olive comes and how the beautiful women there with bin elned breasts ate olives Less than five years ago an olive tasted to me like a piece of rotte wood with salt water out of a mackei el kit on it hut because they wer a fad kept tasting them until the ecame as palatable as u clean corn coh with vinegar on it but now I am going to learn to eat olives or dip rylng and while am practicing am going to think about Mary Mae Lane and the Oriental women with the pretty bosoms That about the admirable contou of her shapely legs is anothe atholic lie No such words or such ea appears In her book She was proud of her strong womans body prOll that she has strong legs herIn litany said From people who speak of legs as limbs goat de11 deliver me and from this basIs rmstrong frames the Catholic lie ahout an Infidel girl that she ravei oer the admiraulo contour of her shapely legs To speak of the hustle rest of ly womanof a nineteen year olt girlIs as far as any man could anl stay within the pale of decency but when Armstrong says of this inig woman Shes an abnorma species of omphalopsychlte that lights in gazing at its navel and msclessly worshipping 1t t would call him a lowflung dirty dog uut- for the fact that I am a member the Society for the Prevention ol ruelty to Animals and I am unwll ling to do injustice to the canine race by comparing even the worst their species to such a man When the attack comes upon that is legitimate set myself up a target for Just such fellows as rmstrong and they are welcome toI all they can make out of me hut no gentlemanno man that even tried to be a gentleman would speak of the lowest prostitute upon earth as this Catholic liar and famer spehks of this young woman agalnRt whose sexual purity no being has ever preferred any argeInveterate Prohibitionist is fall and have no objection to it It It what any man who advertises liquor saloons in his magazine as Isonomy does might naturally say of me I am an allround skeptic and scoffe and despise religion because It Is filling the world with Just such knaes as Armstrong is If by egoism he means egotism confess the soft Inpeachment The difference between Armstrong and myself he very fitly describes When I am moneyless anti ward 4laAl run and distressed for the want of money to buy a linotype and dont see any prospect that my financial condition will ever be any better am honest enough to BEG It Armstrong like the rascal that he Is would have borrowed it if nnbody was fool enough to lend It to him and would have pledged its early return and never would havo paid a Armstrong cans my goat whiskers seem to give him much trouble No man who cared anything for ac curacy and knew anything would er speak of mine as hlllygoat whiskers since it Is a fact so com money known that billygoats only wear a small heard on their lower jaws that that html of beard Is known as a goatee the name taken from the billygoat As to the matter of wearing whls kers It Is a fact that according to the pictures in the Blade God alll Jesus Christ and everybody of an prominence ln the Bible except the Virgin Mary and the Holy Ghost and the Devil wears a goatee or a billygoatee Another of Armstrongs lies that be elaborates with a lot of Interrogation and exclamation points is where he says of me ho concludes that If It were his twentytwo year old daught he wouldnt want her to do It but that since the writer Is some other mans well Is all right and everything goes What said as any one can see from referring to the Blade was that the book was not such as I would want my daughter to write but If some other mans daughter wrote It was glad of the chance to rend It twice In the same way I say that what Armstrong writes In Isonomy Is not what would want one of my sons to write but If some other mans son writes It am glad to read It and have read It twice Anybody unit an incorrigible tool can see the very broad difference tween what I said and what strong says said I say now jUllt what said in the beginning and what Armstrong knows I said namely Mary Mac Lane is a genius a wonderful Intellectual prodigy espe ally for one of her age and reared In the sand and barrenness of a We ern mining town and born ot mon parents but morally she Is an enigma to me and I say now from memory as said at first that I do not advise Just anybody and ever body to buy her book that I do not enow whether Its good or bad but hat It certainly Is not commonplace uut If you can easily spare 150 and have a high appreciation of Hteratui the Blade has her book for tale HOWI THE 100000 READERS FOR TH BLADE CAN BE GOTTEN Q2 Ir James E Hughes Dear SlrThe book Mary llc Lane to hand Saturday We have concluded to send tor twenty 20 extra Blades every week and give them to some ttle boy to sell and let him keep what he gets for them M J Foster and myself are going to spend a dime each week to help the Blade get Its 100000 readers- I would do more but am not able Ever one here knows that ram 01 used to the Christian religion tooth and toe nail or to any religion We have no use for any religion we act right send your twenty cents In stamps Send us twenty extra copies of tub colts issue Yours NT HARRIS 0Comment Of course want friends to use all honorable mean that are not burdensome to them In sslstlng to get the readers for the Blade but the above from these two Alabama friends seems me to be the best one After a while when the boy gets a start let him pay one cent each for his papers WASNT A GOOD DAY FOR BAD PREACHERS EITHER New Baltimore Pa Aug 102 ElItor of the Blade Dear Friend Enclosed 100 for- the Magazine Enclosed clippings were taken from the Somerset Pa Democrat Iuly 17 1902 Your FriendJ SUHRIE The clippings are as follows From a razor duel in which four colored women engaged on the church steps at Stockhrldge Ga one Is dead- and another will die Rev D C Peabody rector of Johns Episcopal church Decatur committed suicide on July Cause not known He had helm the ministry for 25 years Wm H Jones a colored preacher of Chester Pa has been held court on a charge of washing celled postage stamps with achland- then using them again Rev 0 C Burt until recently tor of the Quarryville Pa church has been suspended from the ministry by Presiding hlder Kynett after a two days trial on the- charge of planning to desert his wife- and elope with a member of his gregation Reasons for Unbelief 3y Louis Vlardot Translated from the French This volume is an analy sis an abstract an epitome of the reasons given by the greatest writers of all ages for disbelief in supernatural religions The arguments are clear concise convincing and conclusive They are founded on reason and ence and rise to the dignity of demon stratlons The book will prove priceless treasure to all enquiring minds paper 25 centg clotb 50 tU L FAILED TO- CONVERT HIM A FEMALE JESUS SCREECH AND A CALIFORNIA HEATH EN MIX UP AND MAKE THE FUR FLY San Francisco July 10 1002 Dear Brother Hughes Some time ago a salvation woman tried to convert me from the error of my way She called on me and then wrote me a letter which answered In an eight page typo written letter title Bible Christianity and Crime That did not seem to settle her uut she came at me again the closed Is what sent her Shoullt you care to publish It you would IIr course state how It came to bo nit tenHoping you are progressing welt and will soon be In shape to do 1IIore work for the cause I am Yours fraternallyS Mrs Beers Dear Madame Your last letter Is just at hand While do not roc nlze your right to meddle with me my affairs especially lu regard to what may or tinny not believe stili as you have seen fit to do so I can do no more than to try and coi1elt you front the error of your belief All through my life I have tried to attel111 to my own affairs and let my neigh bors do the same It seems you sal vatlonists are constituted different While pity you It Is no reason should submit to yqur vagaries anl1 absurd dogmas You tell me God Is just If he Is then I do not have any fear of hll judgment because while I am not much of a lawyer feel sure can convince any Just God that he has no ground or right to punish me for something done by a man seeral housand years ago especially thiN man whom he pronounced perfect If such a man did sin then He him pa the penalty the same as justlco reo quires all of us to do It Is certainly unjust to punish me for the sins of another and If your Sod does your God Is an unjust God a demon and would not accept vation from such a God You are therefore wasting your time trying to get me to accept salvation train that lemon you call God To add to the Infamy of the whole transaction your God after holding he human race responsible for the ins of another for thousands of ears was willing and command hat a perfectly Innocent man who had nothing whatever to do with Evo or her apple should suffer death that old an demons rage might be satisfied Now In the first place I othi- tcsir When I fu near the throne of God at my trial prove did not like ples hence If I had been in the garden at the time would not have eaten Iteen If my dear darling Eve had legged me to do so ever so hard Now hat being the case I will not admit sinned at all After all If I had ned would not sneak into heaven ome one elses shoulders nor will accept salvation at the suffering ot nother If by my own actions I not secure happiness here or hereafter will stand up like a man and ike my medicine be that medlchi given me In heaven or hell No madame it shall never be said of me that accepted happiness at the ex ense of another Neither shall it be said that I tr to do right not for the sake of right but for the hope of a crown In heaven or fear of a sulphurloua residence In hell have no fear of hell and do not wish for a crown If you do good for the hope of a crown your actions ari3 purely selfish if the fear of hell keep good it shows you to be very de raved Let us rather work on this prix us do to others as all should That which is only for their good Then well not fear hells fiercest blast When we come to rest at last In your letter and conversation lay great stress on what you claim a fact that God told you to come anl invert me Now I do not believe- God ever told you anything and en if he did you cannot expect to believe It as I have only your word- for It and your word on such a ject would not be taken in any court of Justice In the United States No madame It Is only the whisperings of 0 diseased mind and while perhaps on are harmless still If the civl authorities do not keep you under control you may one of these days do as Martin Luther did murder all do not agree with you in your very absurd dogmas Perhaps you thlnl now that you would1 not but must remember that the history of world has shown that when the pie believed they were Gods chosen people and that they alone had truth it was but a short step to be lIevlng that God commanded them kill all who would not accept commands as understood by you luL chosen people Such has been the history of Christianity from all time and such it ever be where they have the seculai power to help carry out Gods mand or what you claim is Gods mmands Now dear woman can not get you to give up the error of your ways- anl1 come out in the bright sunlight of reason and common sense Do this and you will experlenco a happiness which no one can feel who believes that God Is going to torture In hell more than threefourth of whole race What a horrible trine To what depths of depravity must one sink who can conceive such a state- o you actually imagine you can happy in heaven knowing your dear- ones burning up In bell ire you trying to brIng back In ICAo uTE Old PointAND Ocean View VaTICKETS GOOD FIFTEEN DAYS RETURNING TICKETS WILL BE SOLD JULY AND 29 AUG AND SEPT 2ISolid Vestibuled Trains Dining Cars Electric Lights Pullman Sleepers Stopover allowed In the mountains Full Information at O TicketIOffice Phoenix Hotel jt 1300 ROUND TRIP l John D Potts A G P A Geo W Barney D Po A ir this century what Jonathan Edward taught in his Here Is an from one of his sermons extractI This world shall be turned burning lake of brimstone the ners will j be swimming round with fire stro sing from their nostri- lCaran delights fsUn licjuvitidTII turtIi enhanced by witnessing the torment of the damned in hell What a sweet scented set those old puritans were Down In Maine there was a young man who had been away from home a year and on his retur he asked lips very pious aunt what the news was She said nothin unlverIsullstone small hotter hove So It thingsIjust believe If cant well then to hell with you Now madam whene er you can compress a gallon of wate In an ounce phial you may posslbl convert me to your fool belief I have your welfare so much at hear that do hope you will forsake tho dark ways you are groping In Stop preaching nonsense and go to preaching true reformation Give every one to understand the must become their own savior Let them understand that It thoy violate the laws of nature they must suffer that God himself If there II such a being cannot change thin fact When the human race come to alize that they can be happy onlv through their own exertions then and not till then can you reform tit long as people think they earl commit all the sins In the calendar and then just as they are going die the Land Jesus forgives them and they will go straight to bliss long say will the world grow HII Now in conclusion let me on more beg of you dear madame manIlInessworld from Christian superstitionS BEHIND THE BARS 31498 PRICE My second book Behind the Bars 14a8 written while was the guest of your Uncle Samuel In the pent tentlary at Columbus where he put je to board at the suggestion of the Christian brethren is now on tap like wise on top It is commonly regarded and especially among the ladles as a warm Is bound In maroon and gold and bound to get there Ell The pages pageslThemid to any part of the earth or sea iiid am the collector for this distric- tt has a beautiful half tone picture of Fraternally yours- OHARLRS C MOORS Bible or bibles Or Twentyseven Divine Revela loins containing a description of wentyseven Bibles and an exposition ot 2000 Biblical errors In 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Im Ontiletor L j ft IUJQIIE8 4 1q BLUE GRASS BLADE THE ISONOMY APPARENTLY A JESUIT ORGAN HAS SOME KIND THINGS AND MANY UNKIND ONES TO SAY ABOUT ME Reeds Isonomy San Antonio Texas J Guy Reed Editor and Jns Armstrong associate editor in its July issue makes me tho subject of extensive animadversion largely verse After a manner of a Chinese feast we will take the dessert first From a letter of some one men tloned as Another at Arlington Maryland take the following also see that you Jump on my very reverend friend Chas C Moore thoIwind howleth as It llstcth You claim r Lat his chief business Is to produce absurd arguments against the Chris tian religion What would you havo superstitiontof absurdity Extract the borrowed plumage of the Christian religion and naught Is there left hut dross It Is a hideous monster bedecked in gro tesque horrors All the worthy pre copts are alien only the hydra and griffin elves and unbeauteous brown ies are original You gently rail about the average agnostics am not om ot these halfway houses I am the real thing an atheist with a large I presume if you will permit 1jA YankeeIsm that you are a Deist a Dof large dimensionsa real shade of Brann However I hay no quarrel with you whatever your persuasion You are free white and twentyone so am I The following is an old saw which when set to music buzzes to tho tune It Is dan gerous to play with edge tools Lookout for the business end of Whisker ando Moores Blade It Is a two edged sword Toledo on the one side and Damascus on the other nnd wielded by a slasher from Slashtowni He may exhaust himself and Browns mules cannot daunt him He is a heathen of the heathenly Old Charlie may be eccentric but you may wager long odds that he Is having as much fun in his Blue Grass bailiwick as you arp in your Texas borough Your Idea of the cause of volcanic eruptions appears to be pure logic Moore Is only harping against priestcraft Regarding his statement tuat Booker Washington is a greater man than George Washington that is but his individual opinion Perhaps it is true tnat Booker knows somethings today that would have astounded W In his In that sense Booker Is of course the peer of a great many oldtimers Brother Moore might also have stated that Booker too la yet in the dark about some thing- I am obliged to the unknown friend who nas a kind word to ay about me t loTtY lBonmnyUlti 1iul Seekers bad habit withholding the addresses of Its friends From an editorial headed Defend ing the Papacy by Armstrong I I take the following extracts Chanhlng Severance of Los geles Cat In a recent Issue of The I i Blue Grass Blade takes me to task j as the new defender of papacy His criticism was occasioned by an ar tide of mlneWhy am not a Catholic From a careful reading ot f4his diatribe I conclude that he is 1 lacking in historical information and what Herbert Spencer calls phil osophic calm The gist of the article of Mr Severance mav be summed upI thus The Catholic Church Is the per petual paralyzer of the human mind and Armstrong Is a lunatic According to Mr Severance I would easily seeI that the human race never did anyI thing worse than to become religious and that it will never do anything better than to become materialistic If I was not a lunatic would know that the Catholic Church has never been anything but an engine of tyr anny and that Its effect upon human affairs been entirely viciousCNow irXjr Severance understood evolution wk ho would know that the progras of mankind L was made pcsslCH only through I political and r lous I ganlzations Blind ana unreasonI able obedience to the chlctainsluipl was the germ of primitive ruler was both priest abdiking It was well that the looked upon its leader with super stitious regardwith awe and rever ence In his vague guesses of what happened to man at his death theI savage and barbarian became relig 10usOut of this came the God IdeaI and out of the God idea came that ofI the divine rights of kings In theI course of time the functions ofI priest and king were no Jbngor carried oUlby the samr Il1Thls was In accordance witht0 l ie TflKdiBjtonof labor there was a great human need forI Iboth priest and king Is selfevident both abused greatly quently abused their high prorogaI tives Is equally a plaitue1Tho Spanish Inquisition tho burn ing of heretics and the Index Expiuro patorlUB are not enough to the inestimable work that tho papacy has done for mankind Tho papacy think has made mis takes has even committed cilmesabut the human race has more g mistakes and committed more crimes and yet no sensible man thinks orsdiscrediting his ancestors entirely I savages cause many of them were man eating Suppose it would turn out thatti I IIboartwould Mr Severance say thennIf Torquemada burned men beacause he was religious or because tlXIIIIs It because he is not religious or not a Catholic Why do not Catholic priests throng to the lynching bees AVftat Is it that has changed tho vo of an Institution that de of t to inflict the death penalty in j jlIghed horrid form Into humane p tolkB7 of Tk IFI cc In another place Mr Severance says It simply hellish to read what the Catholic church has done to keep the worJd In Ignorance that su perstition might flourish arid lazy priests and monks find nuns live In Idleness It Is enough to make every tanking Into his Thin mindIfreethlnl moans anything he means he would start a little hell of his own for the benefit of the Catholics If lie could Or he means that ho would simply curse them which ot course Is a very becoming and wise thing for a mate rlallst to do rho truth of the matter that the spirit of asceticism does not contemplate a lazy life It maul Gautama forsake a kingdom and It has made thousands of men and woo men enter convents and monasteries The philosophy of renunciation Is vanity and vexation of spirit s the basic principle of all the great religious as well as the unnnswor able logic of the only true philosophy Iasslmlstu My kingdom Is not of this would world There Is moro real contentment in the said denial of religion than there Is In hedonistic materialism Gautama Christ Schopenhauer and lolstol are more nearly right than the masses of iimnKind shall ever know Thin very vitality of the church Is the constant disappoint ment of every human hope It Is this which gives the church Its power am Its perpetuity Thinking of It In this way that is as thin solace of many millions who tired of the Illusions of hope and perfectly Impressed with the utter transltrlness of life look for compensation somehow and sonic where In the future It Is not surprls Ing that the Catholic church has flourished througu so many centuries But to think of It as Mr Severance docs as a gigantic slot machine for the support of the lazy and vicious would Indeed make It the most mar velous Institution the world has seen and so well would It speak for the success of robbery and kindred crime that we would bo forced to regard Its institution as nothing loss than super natural and Its perpetuity as the per formance of an unending miracle As between lunacy and the mate rlallstlc absurdity of Mr Severance may the God or power that made us preserve us as we are J Jr Under the head The Intolerance of Liberalism by Armstrong take the following extracts Just now can think of a no more striking example of this kind of a man than Charles C Moore of the Blue Grass Blade of Lexington Ky He seems to have about us mucn sense as Dr Wilson who thinks that Imperialistic ecclesiastic and nomic tyranny Is the cause of anar chy Moore does nut realize that roo llglon like government has been duced In a very natural way and that both have been of Inestimable service in the civilization of mankind He has not Intelligence enough to Unnw thnt tholsm nnrt anarchism are perfectly concomitant that with tne disappearance of religion the very foundation of government would crumble away leaving nothing but survival of the fittest for those wh9 live and annihilation for those that die Moore does not know that every Idea ho has of goodness benevolence and fraternity Is essentially a religious Idea and perfectly at variance with the philosophy of materialism If he Is touched to tears by the loss of a loved one lIe does not understand that he Is the victim of organic grief that has been brought to him by he redity from his naked and splrltwor shipping ancestors The man Is so Ignorant as to think that material ism offers a better basis for ethics than expediency and that his Ideas right and wrong have been duced In a way that materially dif fers from the production of whiskers He falls utterly to appreciate the trine of the uniformity of nature nudI really thinks that prohibition and nosticism are the sine qua non of the worlds salvation hold It as an Indisputable proposition the men of science have not been and are not the greatest bene factors of thin race humanity owes far more to its signers than to Its sages Religion Is the single source of all the true delight that men have known How much more pleasant It Is to et the Imagination clothe Brother being than It Is to think of him being than It Is to think of him 1 a bewhlskcrcd little prohibitionist trutcing his origin to something less than s tadpole floating about In a drop of slime What has Moore gain as far1a his happiness Is concerned In finding out that he was once unicellular mgneron that subse quently became something like a monkey after a while developed In to a man degenerated Into a Camp lelllto preacher became an agnostlo broke Into the penitentiary and now every one Is a fool who does ot think as he does Darwin and lacckel took Moore out and Intro h duced him to himself made air evo lutlonlst out of him told him that all he wus only a very high elaborated wiggle tall and that his existence the earth did nmoiint to any more the career f a bed hug at a Methodist cnmp meeting For all of which Brother Moore says he Is thankful and that feels much better And yet perhaps Brother Moore t some time hue felt touch of a reat sorrow Mayho ho has lost oved one a child or friend can ee him press his lips for the met ins to the lips now statIc and still that once pressed his thorn are ears In the eyes that time has dim f and In the last lingering agoulz t tig farewell grasping lined ofII er who has dwelt with him In the of many a Borrow ho stands gain tho shadow of unspeakable woe And now suppose that Just In gWay What the hell Charlie Oh I see theres a stiR tho shack Why dont you plant Il Conic on get outcthis you blubbering old Idiot Shes only a primate a mammal of the genus homo nod a direct descendant some prohistoric bug that Bouiji erated spontaneously the ooze eIfI primal seas You taLe on over death like It was a rare occunmco For tho sake of your treeclimbing chat tering ancestors lets bury the Itld und got a think of circus lemonade thought you was a materialist and lucre you nro taking on as If thin so system has slipped an eccentric liar heisted a druwhead Why you aro had as a Christian You look as If you might bo In a Como to Jesus trance If there was anything lacl ln my first contention that Reeds IsolI1 omy like Branns Iconoclast only a Jesuit organ In disguise if a free lance certainly there is abundance In tIle above to supply the deficiency Branns Iconoclast was or IsImh not know whether It Is still publis- heda very Immoral publication that was conducted In the Interest of Jesuitism but Its purpose was skillfully concealed that hut few Its real purpose and It was efficient as a Catholic advocate Its only literary Interest was an elaborate use of long and unusual words as a pretense of learning Isonomy Is Its duplicate except that Its editors leave not such a go iiius for stringing words together Of course Catholics have Just much right to print propagandist pers as Protestants or Infidels have to edit a paper In one Interest when It Is professedly in another Is simply one brand of lyIng- To correct all the gross absurdities of Armstrong would require moro spaco than would he advisable In u nowspaper controversy IIf Armstrong had been horn and roared an Irish Catholic of or illnary Catholic Ignorance would take pleasure In correcting some of his errors but man born anti roared a Protestant who for money will repeat the stereotyped and stupid assertions that prlentH have tot centuries put Into mouths of their dupes Is paid minion of superstition with whom to reason It to cast pearls before swine Brann managed his scheme so that to ths day there are thousands of Infidels who do not be hove he was the employed pimp of the Jesuits The Christian Idea of Infidelity and especially the Cath olic Christian Is that ft Is simply or ganized immorality and Branu to simulate Infidelity us tha Christians understand It lauded every vice In Texas and every crime lu tho New gate calendar Armstrong to Imitate Brann shows his loyalty to liquor drinking by his opposition to prohibition but Arm strongs open espousal of Catholic dogmas and his parrot repetition of Catholic stock arguments so ex pose his plans that oven the Catho lies will probably not support him Armstrong says of me a radical atheist distinguished for my oppo sition to anarchy that I havo not Intelligence enough to know that atheism and anarchism are perfectly consistent and to a man like am who has been Imprisoned by Chris TlaTtBf or blasphemy against tlieUoly Ghost ho argues that all of civiliza thou that enjoy I owe to the Chris tian religion As a matter of tact havo not for years been allied with the Prohibition party because it Is chiefly man aged by preachers and the prej udice of intelligent people against preachers in such that anything with which they are especially Identified must Ipso facto be a failure lam not an agnostic am an atheist I dont want to be godlike and especially am opposed to belng sIdered like the God of the Jews and Christians the worst character known to literature- In calling me a bewhiskered little prlhlbltlonlst people can the same animus that prompted Roosevelt to call Paine a filthy little atheist I lack a halfInch of being six feet tall and weigh 185 pounds and seven days in every week do more or less work such as strongmen gentrally do As I write this I am wet with sweat from hpndllng a scythe and claim that of all Dog Fennel Precinct am the man with the hoe do not believe theO is a man of my age In my country Includ- Ing Lexington who can put Into the handling of a hoe pitchfork scythe crosscut saw and maul antI wedges greater skill than can and the hap lest hours of my life are when am working with such Ono of my lux uries Is bathing In Elkhorn creek lu the warm weather but If I can liven history as Paine has done I suppose some Roosevelt or Armstrong will add filthy to my character1 tics But what If I were little Are Tom Thumb and Commodore Nut and all fairies and Brownies essentially crlm Inals Does a man who lives In the Lone Star State despise Thaddeus Stevens because he could not puilI down 100 pounds on any properly dusted balances Pauls diminutive statue Is twice a matter of record In the New Testament and his whis ers as he stands In marble on tho dome of SI Pauls In London or In bronze In the National Library at Washington are about three times as big as mineIn fact his whiskers seem to have been about tho biggest part of Paul God and Jesus Christ and all the Apostles if their snapshot photos are to bo relied upon were all bewhlskered though the Bible says God shaved wlth a bor rowed razor Isaiah 20 Instead of keeping his own razor nnd soap mug at u decent barber shop that opt closed on Sunday Of course there Is no relevancy In the tall in this connection about tadpole origin of man but ns a matter of 2hatll matured men and women know of the origin of every man and woman Ve can at least discuss tho minutia and detail of tadpole theory while we do not In general society o so fully Into particulars of rigin of men unit women as wo all understand It dont understand tho logic that w males disreputable to have descend from a monkey who conducted himself tho best bo know how and never persecuted his fellow monkeys ecause thoy did not hold his rellg outi views and highly honorable a man to have been made of dust and a woman to have been made of a bone It seems that In estimation of Isonomy a man can degenerate into a Campbelllto preacher but he could not degenerate Into a Catholic priest bcduuse all priests are grand and noble beings Breaking Into tho penitentiary In not ordinarily considered very hon orable but Jesus Christ and Paul and SHns all did It and J C got hung be side A Metliodlst camp meeting Is a thing for the Jests and Jeers of Mr Armstrong but In a gang of Catholic priests taking In money galore heal Ing thousands of people by letting them look at the wrist bone of Annie mother of Virgin Mary that had seven children and consequently tho grandma pf God we see clearly how religion has brought about the clvl llzatlon that we have have written more than once tlmt the first gray hairs came Into my head on the death of my daughter our first child at eleven years of age Armstrong has been reading me for a good money years For years after my curlyheaded girl died when anything happy would myIcame IrNt reconciled to the thought that sue was gone Finally It gotten go that never want her back but at times long for the day that will be to sleep beside her There are somethings that even In tIm bitterest newspaper controver sine are so regarded as belrg sacred that they cannot by proper thinking people bo Intruded upon No titan worthy of the name of man would simply lu hope of making me suffer paint that brutal picture of beautiful death of my daughter but there Is simply nothing at which the religious fanatic will halt of ha thinks he can by It bring sonic pang to the body brain or heart 9f one who opposes the fa natlcs superstition Armstrong Is believe a bachelor and has never known the sacredness of legitimate paternity and It Is char Ity to hope that It Is simply Ignorance In him rather than cruelty such as no beast would willingly Inflict that dictated those coarse lines that seem to allude to our loss of our child Even If It had been legitimate to use that method against me has that dead childs gray haired mother no sacred right of sorrow that a Jesuit bigot is bound to resp- ectTHANKSI Through the Blade wish to turn my warmest thanks to my friend and coworker Marllla flicker for an Ingersoll souvenir spoon designed by the Freethought philosopherartist Otto Wettstein greatly prize this girt bestowed by one of the ablest and grandest wo men in the Freethought ranks and dlnTtbTOheorSnrgrcattzttiithkers able lawyer admitted to practice be the U S Supreme Court and one of the most generous supporters of the cause of mental liberty in our land She has at her own expense placed the splendid bresdon edition of Ingersolls complete works In a number of College University and public libraries Mrs RIcker has traveled extensively in foreign lands and her letters to me from the HI wall an Islands where she has been spending the past winter are Intensely interesting and instructive reading Her gift to me of an Ingersoll spoon Is highly appreciated I shall ways use It with pleasure and it will ever be to me a thing of beauty and Joy forever fTHANKSKIND FRIEND am today In receipt of a beautiful copy of Ruskins celebrated worklThe Queen of the Avlr It is to me from Mr John Casson of Pat erson New Jersey This book will be greatly prized on account of its tory Mr Casson who Is now years old was Invited by Col Robt Ingersoll some years before histdeath to spend every birthday wIthI Ingersoll family and he has con tinned this custom ever since tho death of the Great Agnostic The last birthday Mr Casson spent with Mr Ingersoll ne presentedC him with this copy of Mr Casson now so generously pros sents ti me It gives evidence of being well used and feel an In spiration as I turn Its pages realizing that Rukin held communion with theCgreat Ingersoll through this copy his worc containing his lectures on The Greek Myths of Storm given n University College London In 1869 I wish to thank Mr Casson for this book that slush ever consider one of my treasures AND STILL ANOTHER wish also to extend my thanks to Capt G W Loyd for a napkin ringI made from the wood of the tree grew out of the grave of Thomas Paine Capt Loyd stands guard overI this sacred spot and has sent many souvenirs from this celeorated tree to the friends of mental liberty Long live Capt Loyd the world needs such as JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky At Mumfordsvllle Ky Thomas D Fuqua aged 81 years and weighing pounds was Immersed It took wo men to souzo him Once there was a great big old he nigger immersed lie got awfullyd strangled When finally he breath he said Some nigger Is d1mfoolishnessAt Guthrie Rev John Boyle jCnttlettsburgsheriffs posse Is today pursuing vester Coply Jr who killed John 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often ono of her own trine makes It a life work to thwart every lpproach to that advancement Mrs J Elliot Cabot of Brooklli Mass President of the Massacl setts Association opposed to VOIuan Suffrage says It ought to he eldent by this time that the majority of men do not want tho suffrage She says Women would bo better off without the suffrage that they do not need It for freedom for Independence or for protection It seems to mo that those of tho opposition never take their ftand from the point as to whether It Is right or wrong hot only base their claims on narrow foundations of which the above Is a sample None but the thoughtless won1l1 trust to the strength of such argll some may say It is not strong enough to gain our point But Is it Nay had woman hcn In an equality with man never an inequality be gained by such log Granted that the majority does not want the suffrage Acknowledging to woman her right to vote does not compel that majority to vote It Is not a case even of majority rule One where every woman nets of hor own volition When the nntl suffragists suhmlt that the majority does not want the ballot as a reason to deprive all women of that right one would thlnl that they lay great stress on the sumed fact that some sort of anthc Ity was being usurped over them If all women had the right to act their choice whereas It Is they and thoy alone who are the usurpers Mrs Cabot believes that woman would be beaten off without the sllf frage Let us reflect on that part of history that instructs us on the po sttlon woman has held in the past and then decide whether she has been better off without It Such records Inform us that In all the stagc3 of evolution from the state of sa agery to the present attainment of civilization woman was regarded 3S traffic slave and subordinate of man In greater or less degrees We read that In tho various Pf merely so clods woman constituted much household furniture or servo as a beast of burden She was by her husband as ho would sell hi cow leading her to the market plat with a rope around her neck A son had the power to compel hIs mother to remarry the husband befit the sons choice not hers Woman was burned to death as a penalty for crime while for the same offense mans punishment was a few months In prison Helnzen of whom Womloll Philips said When think of that lofty life there comes always to my mind thosE words of do Toqtievllle which Sum ner loved to quote Remember life Is neither pain nor pleasure It ig see rlous business to be entered upon with courage with the spirit of self sacrifice Surely If any life ever ex empllfled that ideal It Is the one wi meet to remember and as far as we can to Imitatethat of Karl TIelu zen said In the council of Macon In the Sixth Century a long dlsput took place whether women were hu man being- sSamuelI Putnam said As lab as the 17th Century husbands heat their wives It was not until 1817 that public whipping of women was abolished in England Matilda Toslyn Gage said For tin woman who against annl hilatlon of her Individuality a ging was the customary form of pun ishment and so common was the use of the whip that Its size was regulated by law The foregoing ought to Mtlllee tn show a plane on which woman was held in the past Now let us step down to times In the more recent past and present and note whether woman Is better off without thin suffrage Says Putnam In Indiana In 1S70 It was decided by the court FirstThat the husband has a property Interest in his wife willed the wife does not possess In the leis bandSecondThat the law protects him In his right to property In her Third Upon the grounds that he holds her and dares the world to meddle with him in the holding FourthOn thin contrary the wife looks alone to the husband the law compelling her to do so In 1890 the press of New York City the case of a woman who was summoned to appear before tho Surrogate Court for a funeral debt Being In confinement she was unable to appear Thereupon an or der for her arrest for contempt of court was issued and while tinrocov shin was arered from her Illness rested and Incarcerated In Ludlow Street Tall Her newly horn babe de prived of Its mothers care sickened and died Quoting Pall Mall Gazette of 1888 Gage said Can a hits band rob his wife Baron Huddles ton yesterday answered this by say ing he cannot rob her at all under the common law which regards all the wifes property as the husbands Appearing as an editorial in thin of March 30 1900 New York was the following In 37 states j married mother has no right to her children In 10 no right to her eam Ings outside of the family in she has no right to her own proper In there Is no law compelling the father to care for his family Numerous other laws and 111oced tires could he ennumerated but It Is useless to lengthen this writing hr employing them when to any fair minded person the foregoing are elusive evidence Now Is It possible that after forming ones self of the condition of woman in times both past and l1res out he or she having the cause or justice truly at heart will affirm that woman would be better off wlthollt the suffrage that she does not neolt It for freedom for Independence for protection Had woman had equal rights to the ballot In the past could her position have linen worse than It was under mans sole right to the ballot Had woman an equal share In the law making power today Is It probable that we could find laws on the slat books declaring that after ma rlage a woman has no vlgnt to the property that was her own that It would be considered theft did she mo any of it without the husbands sent that the wire Is the l11011ertr of her husband Could we ever have found a law In tho statutes of Massachusetts thaI would allow a judge to say to a man who had testified that her hus hand on one night In February whou the thermometer was degrees he low zero turned lieu her child and her mother years old outdoors 11 Tie husband had a right to do en There was a quarrel betwei the husband and wife and he hall the legal right to turn her out and talcI possession of the house and that wa not cruelty Under those manmade laws can We find a shadow of freedom a hint at Independence or a sign of 111otec tlon not on what ground shall we IIf then other than that of equal Ity Who will say that stale affairs In the past was better or that of thlJ present Is better than If woman hall an equal share In her own gover ment Is It a sister woman If so It Is because she has not learned of tlw past degradation of Woman or of her present legal standing It may hle chanced that the moral standing of liar husband and of her father Is higher than Is demanded of them from a legal standpoint But the treatment she received thereby s her good fortune nothing that she can demand But many women as there are in our laud today who are not thus favore There are man among us still who think t f n sersttL ic c lt Is to tht mes of these that we should go f we would learn the position in which the law holds man yet If we would see where tho shackels hind liar and liar woman hood is dethroned Mrs Cabot further said that she did not think that women were flUell to purify the politics that men had reated until the majority of women were superior to the majority of met We will leave the Question of supc lority to be decided by statistics of rhino and misdemeanor of man and woman But In any village whose moral ally higher on the average To begin with the standard required of tan Is higher than that required uf tan If woman deports herself on a evel with the standard of men she Is denounced by man and womat too as something beneath his re pent She must stand above him to merit the consideration of being Ills equal Now that simply Is not fair W would not ask that womans standar he lowered to that of man but cot end that mans should be raised to the level of womans then a fall judgment would be had In deciding nhlch stands superior But regardless of all that fltnes to purity politics is no test where a person is enfranchised for ap arently such seems far from belns the case with man Continuing Mrs Cabot said Suf rage will lead to political work ant to political ambition for which wf 010 not fitted Women were already proving their usefulness or arloiis public boards lint this not show that they would bo useful In every public office Give women their rights and let them prove their fitness let them seele the fields to which their Incll nation gullIes them Nothing short of this Is freedom When will women ever become lell If they are never allowed to van ire That reminds me of the mother who told her son he could not go swimming until he hall learned tn men are fitted how did they mite Whether woman will or will not hecome useful In every public no argument for withholding from tllCm the ballot people will no he compelled to fool duty hound tl- lut a woman in office simply because sho casts her ballot regardless of tether or not she is capable Have all men always peen useful In the true sense of the word in al- lomes they have filled When principles of equality justice and right are stretched to tho extent that their Identity is lost the argument made thereby falls to bo argue ment at al- lommentI am going to umpire this game between these two lallle- sIts another application of story of the two lnmlghts who saw ferent sides of the same shield rho right of suffrage ought not to hoa matter of sex hilt he one of Intellectual and moral test there Js not a mnn t I I Massachusetts or Kentucky Washington City including Ted Roosterpelter Esq who Is as well qualified to vote aa Is Mss Iuc Waters Phelps while by her own confession and demonstration 1IIs J Elliot Cabot President of tho Massachusetts AntiWomans night Association Is not of the intcllecti capacity to bo entrusted with so portant a responsibility If she had the right to vote she would simply go to somo political demagogue and ask him to tellhr how to vote and the result woulel he that the titan would have two votes and the woman none DR WILSON REVIEWS MARY MAC LANE Continued from First Page doomed to suffer This will Iteclop her It Is the rule of life I know It by my own experleiv and by observing others have fered keenly What few attainments I nay ha are the result largely oftrylng to get self by thinking of others Development routes from pain write often not particularly for the Liberal cause but just to get awi from self It Is recreationIt Is for getfuluess It Is sweet rest and sleep When Mary Mac Latin has hcen untie to suffer at the hands of others when shut knows thin world and life as It Is she will forget selfshe will see many subjects more Important to write about she will soften with sympathy her heart will go out to the sorrowing ones of the earth and wo Liberals may look forward to see a champion of Freedom rise who worthily fill the place of the few great Iconoclasts of her sex whose life work Is nearing an end It Is Interesting to notice how some nines 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