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Digital page images are linked to the text file. m titii J 1 OTtl 0BCO DE GRASS BLADE t DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOUCONFUCIUSYrTHE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY TO DO GOOD MY RELIGION TOM PAINE AN HONEST GOD IS THE NOBLEST WORK OF MANINGERSOLL IEDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS tPUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE tVOl XL NO 27 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY AUGUST 24 E M 302 3100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 issue for one year 100 0tt a It 360 TERMB 100 per year in advance In clubs of five cent foreign sub scription SUM MAKE AM drafts and Express orders payableto the BLUB GRASS BLADE Lexington Ky DO NOT order your paper discontinue without paying aU arrears THAT on printed address tab la the time of expiration of your sub scription WHEN you change your address this office giving old as welt as ne W f r yiOFFICE Street scriber of publication East Third ENTEBHD at the Post office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky yearInClub Ratea and Sample Copies The BitADB will be sent for cents a year each for any order for XMYEor more Sample copies will be sent free AGENTS FOR THE BLADE Anybody can be an Agent for the Blade by tending two cents each for ten papers or more- ADVERTISING IN THE BLADE Rowella Newspaper Directory says f f t + + + + + + + + + + + + f 5363 ft Average WeeeklyClrculatlon f+ for t BLUE GRASS BLADE f+ Lexington Ky f The leading weekly In the f+ State Published In the heart f of the Blue Grass Region Clr f culatea In every State In the + Union and In some foreign + + countries f4 Reaches a liberal class of 4 + buyers Advertising rates and f+ sample copies on application 4 4 f+ + + + + + tftf f f fMy terms are 1000 an Inch a year paid in advance regardless of the number of Inches and for nothing less than a year CHARLES 0 MOORE THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink It believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without boI coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the wrecks upon either bank of this stream of deathof the suicides of Insanity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tugging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread ol the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with t Imaginary serpents produced by this thingF think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons of the scaffolds upon either bank do n ot wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damnsd stuff MllMl alcoholROIERT Q INQERSOLU J i V r rjJoIIIP THE BIC- LINOTYPE HAS COT HERE ELI NOW FOR THE 100000 READERS FOR THE BLADE I write August 19th Yesterday the big 3150 linotype was on Its way from New York to Lexington anti may be in Lexington as I write and I ex pect to watch its setting up with grea am writing may be set up by our now machinethe finest upto date variety and In a month fromthe time it starts you may expect tho B B G Magazine In one year from the day the lluo starts In the Blade office wuit 25 000 subscribers for the Blade and in three years from that time I want 100000 readers for the Blade wouldnt say such things If I they were unreasonable But you ca ace Just as well as I can that Strang- things happen In the history of thi lttle paper fighting religion an liquor right in the greatest stronghold of that alliance in the whole long ago I asked for 50000 t buy the smaller linotype that costs 1500 might have made It answei the purpose of merely setting typo for the Blade Soon my friends promised the 500 but a number said we ougut to have the best that costs 325t and our enough we will have the fine 326 machine and can do all the work for Diagnzinw e t outsldo rvtirlt To those who know the history of the Blade and can remember th time 15 years ago when the Christians seemed determined to assassinate meln broad daylight In the streets of Lexington or even to com out to my house eight miles In the country and shoot me through the window at night and their assaults of me and fines and Imprisonments tnls must loop like a higher class o miracle than curing a lot of old Irishwomen of rheumatism and hysterics and the jlmjams with the wrist bone of St Anne or rags from some old alleged saint who was possibly som poor devil who had been hung by the whitecaps and planted where they hung him You all who know me know that am not out for the stuff If to gratiiy my personal pride and ambition was all that was to be done would h the beginning of the Blades career have been willing to compromise with less than half what the Blade has already accomplished do not thlnl that any man has ever lived In this country who has more perfectly tri waythatBy fair and square argument and bye leading all exemplary life have shown that there was In Inlldel phil osophy that whlca tended to make good and happy citizens of those who were my friends while unhappiness seems to have followed my ent e and scourges them with the lash of of the Blade the un ceasing uncompromising enemy of re ligion and liquor right here whore the Bible and tile whisky barrel and the preacher anu the distiller walk togeth er heart to heart as Siamese twins is bound to impress upon these peo pie tuo Idea that Infldenllty Is grow ing i honor all Infidel propagandists wherever they may be and appreciate the work of our other but any fair man or woman can see that If any man Is to be rewarded for his unflinching devotion and sac rifice of all but principle to the cause of Infidelity am that man I have lost all and am moneyless in my old days as the fruit of the labor upon which other Infidel propagandists have liven some of them In nice a part of the strange history of this paper i havo I hardly know how attached to Its Interest Mr James E Hughes a man who had he come m assistance in tho days when was a preacher would have regard ed as providentially sent a man who is in no way related to mo and upon whom had no claim and yet whose au erence to the fortunes of tide pa per are so phenomenally heroic that bo is bound to be part and parcel of as with a others my am bltlon grows just as it is supplied and now the all absorbing ambition of my life Is to get 100000 readers for the blade Just when I came to that point Mr Hughes said to me over telephone that the linotype had come and was set up in the Blade office and was the finest one in Lexington and just as soon as finish this piece am going to Lexington to see it Now U simply rests with the friends of tho Blade to stand by me when iifs c 0 their asslotance cats do so much good as faithfully as they have done In the course we wilde glad If anyuody merely gives to the paper but dont Halt that and do not think that Is the best way to help it Hut do want you to work ten times as hard as ever and ton times as many of you to get In one year from today August 20 25000 readers for the Blade and In 3 years from today 100000 readers for the Blade If you cant do any more send us your single subscription at 100 each and then 100 for ue Magazine but would greatly prefer that you send 250 for a club of five or 400 for ft club of ten wh a premium in each case for each club and it seems t mo that every Infidel society In Amer Ica should send me a club of 100 for wOO You nee from letters printed Iti the Lountrylis getting bettor all tho time and you see the letters from people who are being convened from Christianity Infidelityefidel writers inthe world The Infidel cause never had half sucu an opportunity offered It before wi give you a taese rates as low down as 35 cents for 100an fidel paper which is at least as good as any In the world wnen the best of the others cos you 300 a year ehaleiland if gets so that it brings in much more money than that I am going to reduce It price luere will under these circum gettingDwill help me COMPANION PIECE gTO OUR REV DR VARDEN An account in the Buffalo Courier closes as folloyjai The Rev Mr Rabb as Bomeliinjs happens with clergymen delivered- e a sermon In the absence of the pastor at a i apust Church in Grant Street on one Sunday in Juno He returned from the pulpit to his wife- and amlly at the boarding house to renew a trade resulting in an at tech upon the woman Didnt black Her Eye reallyfstruck her such a blow that the skin was abralsed After attacking his wife Is said he went at Miss Lillie F Randall one of tile proprietors of the boarding house He did not stripe her but backed her into an alcove wlh many menacing swings of his muscular arms After the pugilistic attack on his wife an Miss Randa Mrs Rabb con cluded that she could no longer live- with her husband It was with tears In her eyes that she agreed to tape he Infant girl Dorothea and leave Gene Paul with her husband The parting was fraught with grief as is usual in such cases The wornon heartbroken as the result of her do mastic unhappiness left for Chicago Wanted His Trunks Miss Randall then had her encoun ter with the Rev Mr Hubb who cording to her was in arrears In his board She allowed Mrs Rabu out of kindness to the unnappy woman to Raubawanted to leave she held his trunks for board Indignant at being thwart ed he demanded the trunks and at tempted to Inspire fear into the heart of Miss Randall by bringing with him from the 3rd Precinct Station three stalwart policemen The cers saw readily that they could not take or order to be taken the trunks from the house when Rabb owed for board They eft but not so wui Rabb He remained about the boarding house In an unamlable mood Later his conduct became so obnoxious that miss uandall went to toe telephone and called for a fourth policeman to quiet the Rev r Rauo late of East Aurora Lost on the Bill A compromise of the board bill was later made at what Is said to have been a loss of to Miss Uandall Uabb then went with Gene Paul to the Chelthain where he lived until the time of als arrest Walter Mack a boarder in the house at tile time saw the Rev Mr tabb at Exchange and Main streets last Saturday night The minister could not be mistaken He had on the conventional coat of tile man of the cloth white tie and above all a sanctified air lIe carried a roll of paper a pad and pencil and was con spicuous in taking notes of what he saw of a sinful nature as a reporter on his first assignment Knowing all do about him said Air Mack yesterday I am not much surprised he was arrested I expected It sooner or later To me after I came to know him he had a bad eye The Rev Mr Rabb late of East Aurora but more lately having taken a short cut to ParkhurstLexowCorn stock fame will be arraigned In lice Court this morning It Is said by the police that he accepted a marked 50donar bill from Saloonkeeper Kelly for failure to appear as complainant I iflfliI i toistoliNoTHE jdBY JOSEPHINE HENRY Paraphrasing Ttav Jasper we ore constrained to exclaim The world do mariThe London Dally Express o July t0n prints an article saying that Cou t Tolstoi has been summoned to St Detersuurg to hold a conference witn the Czar relating to reforms in 1IRussian Empire FiJr 40 years he Procurator of the HolSee with an unpronouncable wielded a most unwhole some Innuence over three Czars Through this mans Influence the road to Siberia has been tracked with the bleidlng feet of exiles and his tyr ant y has been felt In the domestic and olitlcal systems of that vast plrjp His motto has been If an tUs the community kill him present Czar Nicholas has deter mind don broad and liberal reforms andjfrefuses to confer longer with th Procurator of the Holy Synod AWiew dispensation seems about to tie inaugurated In Russia tor the Great 1Vtilto Czar has summoned the exiled excommunicated Tolstoi a center once Toistol the most glorious cham pion of humanity in the world today Is invited o tei the truth to the Czar about the treacherous cruel of the Greek Synod Tolstoi th grandest roan Russia has ever produc ed Is asked to the Russian Court to turn the Ight on the brutal autocracy that ueni6s the rights of conscience free free press the right to habeas corpus the denial of all of which has cost tyrants their heads and governments their territories The Russian Czar seems to begin to reallzxjfrthe condition of his subjects l uUUba t great who has been exiled and out thrwrong of his people against a brutal tyrannical superstitious clergy In leagu wit a military despotism- w are the Shylocks of the Russian Empl e sapping the life blood and para zing the mental powers of the nation The Czar may me a just and man man but the diabolism of the Natlimal religion reduces him to a mere puppet in the hands of the cler gy who stand for a powerful landed aristocracy grinding taxation of the peasantry anu persecution of all intel ligences and Independent thought The woes and miseries of the oppressed Russians are due to a union of church and state whose offspring is the most despicable military religious and so cial systems on our planet The voice of Russias grand old matt Is shaking the foundation stones of the greatest despotism of modern times ihe Czar could easily exile the aged Tolstoi and put his feeble body der the knout but he dare not do it Tolstol has aroused the whole civili zed world an it is uttering its con demnation against the most brutal ec clesiastical and military hierarchy under toe sun Tile Czar and tneRusslan aristocracy fear the contempt and courage of the lovers of liberty and justice who have both at home and abroad rallied under toe iQistol standard Russia fear ing to punish now seeks to placate the man who has kindled the fires of rebellion on every hearthstone of his laud against the tyranny of those twin vultures church and state There have been giants all alOng through the centuries who smote with terrible vengeance the tyrants who preyed up on their fellows Bruno Luther Voltaire Paine In gersoll have done tnelr mighty work and now the hour has struck when a Tolstol must revolutionize the Cos teachings of lolstol have made the Russian peasantry feel the thetatLatsuperstition which makes Russia the pirate among nations despised and condemned by the world No ruler can endure this odium so Czar Nicholas greater than his prede cessors has summoned tine most power fill enemy of the Russian system and already a complete reform In the po lice system of the Empire Is In progress Grand old Tolstoi When he speaks Czars and priests tremble and the people listen and think The perpet uity of any nation depends on men and woman who Do not fear to follow up the truth Albeit upon the precipices edge and no nation nas lead grander men and women who have dared sacrificed and suffered more for clvu and relig ious liberty than uissla The time Is ripening when the ed and cringing Cossack so long the victim of the clerical and military loch toil rise in his majesty and mand a rational religion and a hu mane government and gain the vic tory or know the reason why The second year of the Twentieth Century is pregnant wnth portentous eVents The cherished doctrines of Calvin have been revhed the triple tlaracd Vicar of Christ at Rowe has- J received a representative from the United States and set nmself right before the people of America and Tol stol called on by the Czar to help the Russian gevernment In Its extremity The principles of Tnlstol will live and flourish when the memory of Czars shall have fa ed from the human mind And so the world moves to ward light and liberty Now If Prea Ident Roosevelt will call Elizabeth Cady Stanton unto his cabinet and act upon some of her Ideas he will fgive to our people tne greatest admin istration In American histo- ryINFIDELS WHO HAVE DONE GREAT CHAR ES The preacier who never gives any thing to anybody but lives in luxury is always asking what good Infidels have done- I will answer ph11ynotoriously Irreligious He gave great fortune to build hospitals fo the sick and to ameliorate the con ditions of crlmlna s eJames Smithson was an Infidel and gave 500000 to found the Smithso plan institute at ashngton Peter Cooper an Infidel gave 1500000 to a cnarltable Institution tor education In New York City George Peaboay an infidel gave 3000000 to the poor of London 000000 to the poor of the Soutnern 10000000eJames Llch an ifldel gave 4000 000 to scientific Investigation and gave to California uie finest telescope in the world Stephen ulrard an Infidel gave to charity in Philadelphia 12000000 and 1340000 to asylums and tne poor and to Pennsylvania for canals Wallace Andrews of ew iork lege for orphan girls Mr Butland of Canada an infidel gave 50000 to a iiospltal and Mr Maconald of Montreal an Inuuel gave several hundred thousand dollars to charity Rober Owen an In fidel gave 35OuO to the poor Peter Brigham an Infidel gave OOJvOoJ build hospitals in Boston and John Redmon an Infidel gave 0000 to buy beds for Invalids- an Carnegie an Inhel has given and giving to various Institutions of learning and charity more money than any man who ever lived publicationInnave been given by preachers READS BACKWARD LIKE HEBREW A Magazine caled Mind edited by a couple of lunatics named John Em bry Mac ane no kin to Mary and Charles Brodie Patterson has seen cause lately to make a spiteful lit tle dig at me It furnishes me occasion to give you a little Insight Into the true Inward ness of Mind and to do so will give you an extract from the first page of Its July issue just taken at random and a fair sample of the Mag Magazine costs 200 a year and the B Magazine costs 100 a know that Is if you did not not before you do now tat I tell youu Hebrew reads nlnd part be fore accounting In part for some of the vagarler ofle d Bible which Is written in that lingo The extract from Mind Is as fol lowsSpirit Is delflc center of identity the Indlviutuu the real or off spring of God the side of being that as Emerson declares Is open to all the attributes of God Upon the soul which Is the earth side of spirit descend in waves of feeling tnese at tributes as love justice wisdom IlluminatingIntellgence given to mind wnlch translates them Into thougnts thus the mind ful fills cs highest office and becomes the hanumald of spirit Reading that uackward you find tat it makes just as good sense as it does read the other way it is as follows Spirit the nandmaid becomes the highest office that fulfills the mind Thoughts transla o the mind given In turn of the spin of Intelligence lumlnating these and wisdom justice and love attnoutes of tho feeling of waves which descend from toe spirit side of earth upon the soul God at tributes to all open ueclares Emer son as elng the side of God tine off spring or real the individual the entity of the delfic center of Spirit That article is written by the Rev Helen VanAnderson and there s a big picture of her in tne front of the book with an expression on her face that seems to say Durned If I aint got more sense than a regiment ot Mary Mac Lanes 4 J CHARLES Ce MOOREFOREVER WAS THE FIRST THING THE BIG LINO SAiD IN THE BLADE Since whatever else In this issue was written about the arrival of the fine Mergenthaler Linotype at the Blade office I have come to see it and am writing this on a desk In the office to be the first thing printeJ from it In the Blade Its perfection and arangsment in the office are far beyond my most en truslostlc dream about It and If the Blades friends who have contributed to the purchase of the wonderful ma chine the finest in Lexingtoncould- cee how much pleasure Its presence here has given to many friends of the thems itsrwas heard the Jolly fellow Miler who rut it up caught the front finger of touchingItCharles Moore forever and Mill er said That is the first thing It ever printed and thanked him and I thank you all and move to amend so as to make it read The Blade for over AN tXe HOLIC Is Glad He Is rRomeSmlthland Iowa Aug 10302 Dear pro Mooreit Is better late subscriptionforthe Christians callit ButIs b eclat papuc contains I Ignore all mythological literature take the four ungoy papers lIleer receive more truth from thesepapers than I did from 40 years of reading he nristlan Catholic humbug misleadIng Ihoodand drive their millions of dupe lay men like so many cattle ofRomepure air of liberty and I wish there were 10OuO00 more like me Enclosed find 200 one for the present year and one for a year in advance causekeep readfromobedientlyyourss CommentWhen I began editing e Liade used to say that there were two brands of Christians that convertPresbyterlans are plenty of Catholics coming our way and the old line Presbyterians showIngCongregationalists who are the elite of Presbyterianism why they are nearly all more or less Infidels PREACHING IrlE DOWtDOCTRINE The Rev George Barnes Attracting Large Crowds at Danvlle RevGeorgethroughout central Kentucky as a attractinglarge resIdenceZion City and later became an elder preachingHe declared last night In the course of Ills sermon that the streets of the Zion City were cleaner than the tables In the ruing rooms of Danville He will remain In Danville ten days and preach every night at the courthouse He has twentyfive or thirty follow ers here e CommentIn Barnes palmiest day when Kentucky was worshiping him stood alone saying he was either crazy or a fraud If he cannot raise 11lIormontrust him atDanvilleanypriestbody has over accused him of lewd morethanLexingtonpriestThe neatest diningroom I ever sawJwas n Danville at Glichers hotelt tcleanestt ii y t r BLUE GRASS BLADE From Des MoInes wally Capital NEWTON IS AGAINST DR- HAMMER PUBLIC SENTIMENT AROUStw BY EFFORTS OF INFIDELS Editor of Blue Grass Blade and Oth thers Attempt to Make It Appear Newton Man Is a Rellg luos Martyr Special the Capital Newton Iowa August 13Sentt ment here has teen aroused within the past few weeks for fear that Governor Cummins may pardon or parole Dr Marian R Hammer sent up from here some months ago for an assault with attempt to commit murder upon the person of Oscar Heathcote The case Is well known it having attract ed attention throughout the state at the time Tne movement for the re lease of Dr Hammer from Fort Mad ison penitentiary has been started by Charles Moore editor of the Blue Orass Blade the official organ of Infi delity In this country published at Lexington Ky Moore It has been learned from reliable sources has taken up the case with mo governor and Is pushing it with all his might His motive so far as can ho ascertained is that of ono believer In infidelity to another for Dr Hammer was a personal friend of Mr Moore and at one time one of the circulators of the Blue Grass Blade In this part of the country Once when Mr Moore two years ago appeared in this city to make a speech he was entertained at the home of Dr Hammer and the friend ship df the two men formed then has never been broken Mr Moore has aroused much Inter est In the case of Dr Hammer throughout by publishing In his paper a story which places Dr Hammer in too light of a martyred hero held under custody In the Iowa penitentiary as the result of persecutions arising because he is a nonbeliever So much Interest has been aroused in favor of Dr Hammer that It has been learned here that scores of names are being sent In to the governor dally attacheu to blanks which Mr Aoore Inserts In his paper with every Issue Along with this knowledge it has been learne that the names sent in to the governors office have with but nine exceptions been those of parties living entirely outside of the State of lostn They are signed by citizens w York St te Florida Mlnneso Un Pjcky One of the persons Iner ested In the case is a man named Jos hua T Small residing at Province town Mass where he runs a small bakery and poses as a representative of the school of natural healers His letter to the governor It is learned was accompanied by a lanatlcal cir tjcular designed to cast reflection on practice of medicine Mr Moore of the Blue Grass Blade claims wonderful things for himself He admits that he has been In the penitentiary once In the state of Ohio but claims ho was here through persecution similar to that of Dr Ham mer and that he was pardoned by President McKimey before he haw serve one year of ins term of live years Ho claims hat he Is the grand son of Barton W Stone one of the founders of the religion what is known as the Church of Christ and that he was ordained to preach for that de- nominatIOn by Alexander Campbell During his ministry he claims he converted an Ins tlei to his faith and baptized him and then in turn was converted by the Infidel He Is a staunch admirer of Mary Mac Lane the Montana girl who has recently come before the public as a writer of her inmost thoughts and feelings Mr Moore in his paper recently takes the stand that In Mary Mac Lane he has found his Ideal woman that she stands for all that Is the highest and best in womankind Mr Moore did not create a very pleasing impression In this city when he was here two years ago and the people generally are very much disturbed now for fear he may be instrumental in bringing about the pardon of Dr hammer Henry Sllwood the county attorney there is making a strong effort against the pardon and hopes to make such a showing to the governor as to preclude any possibility of Ham mers release Dr Hammer It will be remembered made the assault of which he was convicted after Oscar Heathcote his victim had appeared before the grand Jury here against the defendants son They met the street September 22 1900 andI after some words Dr Hammer drew a knife and assaulted Heathcote who was not so badly wounded but that he recovered Dr Hammer was de fended by E J Salmon of this city and McHenry McHenry of Des case was tried In Poweshlek county before Judge Bishop It was appealed by the defendant on the ground that the judge left the room Willie the trial was proceeding The state argued that It had been agreed that Judge Bishop should retire and prepare his instructions and that he did nothing out of the way in leaving the court room during the trial The supreme court upheld this contention of the state and Dr Hammer was sent to Fort Madison last April after his case had been decided by the higher court- teolJe here are of the opinion that Dr Hammers sentence of three and onehalf years was comparatively light one and they do not favor his release at this time There is another r indictment It is said ready for him if he is released It Is alleged that t lu recent ears he drew a revolver on several prominent men here threatened to stab others and that ho once spit In the face of a prominent man besides calling several leading citizens the vilest names These things have conspired to create the sentiment against Dr Hammer Among the mon who are said to have been threatened and abused by DrI Hammer are Drs C C Smeatf Perry Engle B M Fallor and exKsnator Gorrell It Is also charged by persons hereI that the letter which appeared In theI Blue Grass Blade In behalf of Dr Hammer some months ago was writ ten by Dr Hammer himself and not by the editor of the paper Although it Is not known what the governors decision in the case will be the ef forts to avert the pardon will bo con tinned It is possible that a petition from the leading citizens here protesting against such action will be sent to the chief executive In the near future- Inquiry at the governors office hasI confirmed the facts stated above as to the case of Dr Hammer being tak en up by the editor of the Blue Grass Blade The statement that all of the persons seeking the pardon are living outside the state except nine is also confirmed The governors pardon sec retary states that no action has been taken in the case and until such is done he does not care to discuss the attitude of the governor upon the sub jectCommentI submit this account as a sample of Christian injustice in their dealing wits Infidels Accompanying the newspaper ex tract was the folowing Des Moines Iowa Aug J 12 Hon Charles Moore SlrThe enclosed piece In the Iowa Dauy Capital was tile way learned of your paper- would like to get a copy of your paper the Blue Grass Blade as am of liberal view myself Please send me a sample copy Yours respectfully A N MOTE Looks to me like some man In Des Moines wrote that piece in the Cap It was written oy any man In Newton It was by one who Is asliamou or afraid to sign his name and the editor who printed it is no better than cue writerif Indeed the etor is not the writerbecause he was willing to print such an article without giving the name of the writer That the man who wrote It knows nothing about the facts in the case is evident from the fact rat he three times gives the name of Oscar Wheat craft as Heatncote a name unlike Wheatcraft when the name Wheat craft is quite familiar to any man of ordinary intelligence living In New tonIt is almost Impossible that any man of Intelligence enough to read and wriiw cpuinu t t i rr tvu single week any time since Dr Ham titers arrest and not be familiar with the name Wheatcraft Why Is there anyifear that Gov Cummins will pardon or parole Dr Hammer unless there is reason to suppose he ought to be pardoned or paroleu Is Gov Cummins a man who is liaule to pardon or parole a man without reason fr Itl It thought he was that kind of a man would hat e less hope for Dr Hammer than have My trust is that Gevernor Cum mans is a man of high intellectual and moral capacity and one who will take great pains to Investigate this case If were prejudiced in this matter would say its a case of dogeat dog all a gang of damned Yankees sat came down South here during the war to free our niggers and then tie them to stakes and burn them when they get them up Northwhrlt the hell do I care- I have seen the day when wished the whole state of Iowa was in hell but because am an Infidel and a mor alist whose pride is that havo giv en and am giving my whole life and fortune to the good of my follow man love Dr Hammer because have seen him going unscathed through the highest test to which any man can be subjectedthat is to be poor and hardrun and unflinchingly de voted to his wife and children ab stemious almost to fanaticism even m my eyes who have been called a fanatics of that kind laboring indefatigably as a farmer and a physician the highest two callings in world Your Grants and your Lees are not my Ideals of heroes- I would no give one Dr hammer for a legion of such murderers To call my paper uie official or gan of Infidelity Isa soft Impeach ment of welch am proud but Its not true There is no official organ of Infidelity In the lucre are seven of us Infidel Itors in America and five of the seven are In the North counting the one In Canada among the latter One of the leading Infidels of the world Is Mrs Harriet Closz of For est City Iowa booked to make an Infi del address at Newton Iowa on Aug ust i4 So that If there is any tiling disrep utable in Inndellty the North is in it deeper than we of he are By the same mail that brought me the above newspaper extract reedy ed from snow Bracewell Iowa a letter from Pardoning Secre ary B W uarrett to Snow in which Garrett says The tact of the mat ter is that religion cut no figure what ever In the trial and conviction of Ur Hammer If that statement be accurate how does it happen now wnen tnese men are publishing through one of their big dailies at their capital that Ham mer Is a man who entertained at his house the editor of the official or gan of Infidelity m this country Certainly any man of common intel ligence will say teat if they are work ing this game to keep Hammer in the penitentiary they probably work ed It to put him In the penitentiary This account says Moore it has been learned from reliable sources has taken up tho case with the cloy ernor and Is pushing It vKi all his ought This use of the words reliable sources Is a constructive misrepresentation intended to give out the pression that I am working on the dead slyI an exconvict Infidel Southern fireeater born slave owner that never voted for a Republican hi my life and who say plainly that wish Roosevelt was In hell because ho called Tom Paine a filtny littl- eaoeistI tat brand of Gulllerlmus Capricornus am In secret conclusive with tho Christian Repiibcan Governor of Iowa to liberate an Infidel mur dererI t know anything about Gov Cummins except that in this matter with Dr Hammer he has so far asIcan see been gentlemanly and to mo lint when he knows that all save done In ths connection hasI been printed In my paper the insinuation that have been working mIscheme with him on the dead quiet ought to make him kick that writer of that piece out of Des Moines or If he can no it himself hire some fellow who can do It The writer of that piece says It has been learned that the names sent In to the Governors office have with but NINE exceptions been those of parties living entirely outside of the state of Iowa That special Is dated Augusta as you will see In Secretary Garretts letter of August to Mr A A Snow he Gar rett says the remarkable fact Is that up to the receipt of the petition sent by you only four other Iowans had asked for executive clemency In this caseThat Is simply saying that as the people of Iowa learn more about the case they will send more petitions To ship you that some Christians of Newton are not wiling to do fair in this matter state tho following- wrote to editors of Newton all of whom think are Christians a circular letter that was polite and kind in its tenor appealing to them by the courtesies and amenities of the guild to insert in their papers a short notice asking anybody and ev erybody who knew anything about the Hammer case to write mo his or her opinion about it and there was not an editor In that town that paid any attention to my request In any way The case of Josua T Small of Prov Incetown Massachusetts is Interest Ing He runs a small bakery and is therefore probably a poor man and dont count If our modern Joshua had run a hell of a great big bakery and had made 100000000 in a bread trust the inference is tha he could have made the sun and noon stand still in Iowa now as his Illustrious namesake did on Gl eon and in the Valley of Ajailon some tin since No wonder that Mary Mar Lane or anybody else that has anr sense damns men and says they disgust her Me tool I have heard of political heelers and sperrlt rappin healers am hyp notic healers and Dowle heaiers and Mrs Kflriv heals s and P iotage healers hero in Kentucw but a natural healer Is a new jJhe on me c There has been no Beaumo t gush of Damon and Pythias basins be tween Small and me lately IM Its a tribute to the signers of thS petit Ions for Dr Hammer that In telect ing to vilify the worst thing that could be said about him was tnat he was a small baker If he had been a supernatural heeler he would have been a solid Muldoon for the Daily Capital man If the fact of Small having been a small baker as of course he had to be Small whatever he might beIs going to cut any ice they have It feet thick In Iowa with Governor Cummins then it is a forgone conclu sion that when the petiition of the 97 ninetyseven great big rich men from Cincinnati that have just sent the Governor gets to him he will Immediately pardon Hammer andrglve him a chromo Think of a man who has sense enough to lead a goose to water try ing to prejudice the public sentiment against a poor helpless devil now in the penitentiary by saying that one of the signers of his petition cast reflections upon the general practice of medicine when In the opinion of all intelligent physicians Jncltllllng- Dr Hammer himself the general practice of medicine is the biggest fake on earth except the general practice of theologythls Isaynow nfnInYes claim wonderful thinks for myself claim thaw in proportion to my means have sacrificed more for the good of my fellow man than any man who ever lived In America that there never was another mite lilJo me and there Is not likely to bo other such soon Its a lie that ADMIT that hover was In any penitentiary No man has ever heard or read any such thing from me CLAIM that have been in the penitentiary once tried for the pen Itentlary three times and have been In Jails until have lost the run of times and count without stirring up unpleasant memories say exactly how many times Jesus Christ and have both been In Jail I always managed to get put without getting hung and ho didnt and tnats where he got left and dldn Yes President McKinley pardoned me and if that Christian anarchist had not assassinated him and the McKinley were living now and Dr Hammer were In a federal prison woulu go to that old Yankeetank Bluecoat and by my lone self and get a pardon for Dr Hammer am a staunch admirer of the genius of Mary Mac Lane the only thing except a healtny womahs body and strong pair of legs that she claims for herself the man who says that found in her ray local woman that she stands for nil that is nighest and best in woman kind Is a liar who know every word of that was a Ho wnen he wrote it I said plainly as could say that I would not want my 22yearold un married daugnter to write book but think wary Mao Lano busi J more sense In a minute than the man who wrote that piece In the Cap Itai has In a life time and that It Is just such sonsummato asses as ho Is that make a brilliant lUycarold girl as Mary Mac Lane Is boll with righteous indignation that amounts to a frenzy uf course did not create a very pleasant Impression among Chris thins In this city didnt expect to and didnt want to but was crowded with visitors of my own faith and order all time If did or said anything that was not proper for moral gentleman to do or say tho Capital man should have said what It was Tho words this city sound like the writer was writing In tho city of Des Moincs and not in tho country town of Newton- If did not niche a good Impression and Dr Hammer Is a vile murderer how docs there come all this fear bringingAre people of Iowa tho brand of fools who can bo Influenced by Just any old exconvict to pardon a vile murderer of whom Secretary Gar rett says in his letter to Snow he has been a menace to society in the prIortopenItentiaryIt will be noticed that Garrett speaks of Newton as a town while Capitchsays In this city Any detective awayThats a success as a liar and had to quit preachingcouldnt tell a He that would hold water Prohibitionist too samefixam Gi years od and can put one arm down to the elbow In my breech es pocket and whip Dr Hammer with other hand What in tho devil Newtondoing hellnndthe whole town for years if the people of Newton are theI CapitallIaroapltalGov Cummins ought to pardon lImn toNewtonA town that would let one ntttlo old man tramp up and down Its main streets and spit tobacco juice In tho wagHjustthats a nasty name for spit boxes and Just shoot and cut and cuss out any body he pleasei and murder its mapofIowathatirremediablehrandabout me would ever suppose that i would let any man In Iowa or In the formeer and talker os Dr Hammer one of old Thompsons ciiarges against me When he sent me to the penitentiary was my egotism MaIyI Mac Lane for a young eglnner is simplyTeddy Roosterpeer could not to save his soul from hell If he had any soul and there was any hell get anIeditorial In the Blade to be passed off as mine simply because would not daddy any such intelectual anllI moral rot as Ted would write It will be a cold day when I let any man In Iowa write an editorial for mo might let some Iowa woman do It P SNo I dent CLAIM that am the grandson of Barton W Stone I simply SAY I am his grandson know they say Its a wise child that knows Its own daddy especially when there are preachers around but sayingthathonest preacher except me that ov granddaddychildren of the son of the Earl of Sur rey and nobody has over yet said that was not my granddaddys grandsonP 2Sunday morning Aug ust 27 E M 302 t have slept sleep of the righteous and done about half a days work on Sunday morning and have just read again the report of the Capital and notice another incontestnbe evidence that the man who wrote that piece was not In Newton The piece Is headed Newton and yet writer says Henry Sllwood the county attorney THERE Is mak ing a strong effort against tho pardon etcGov Cummins If he will do himself justlcepersonal supervision will see from this Just as plainly as do or as may other man of good common sense does that this piece was not written by any man in Newton but by some man or some woman outside of Newton who In speaking of the town alluded to a man there wnen of course ho would have said hero if the man had been writing in Newton as the piece designated to make us believe began to write for newspapers In 1857 and know every crook and turn about tho business That piece from tho Capital was written by somebody in office of tho Capital at Des Moines I want petitions from all over tho world to go to Gov Cummins for tho pardon of Dr Hammer and If Gov pardonReasons for Unbelief By Louis Vlardot Translated from the French This volume is an analy sls an abstract an epitome of the rea sons given by the greatest writers of all ages for disbelief la supernatural religions The arguments are clear concise convincing and conclusive They are founded on reason and sci ence and rise to the dignity of demon The book will prove a treasure to all enquiring stratlonst Paper 25 cents cloth 60 i b iCAOO POPULAR V Old Point OceanTICKETS GOOD AND EXCURSIONSROUND TICKETS WILL BE SOLD JULY 15 2 Solid Vestibuled Trains Dining Cars Stopover allowed in the mountains Ticket Office Phoenix Hotel 1300 John D Potts A G P A A 895 TRIP Mid Summer Excursion to CHAUTAUQUA LAKE Via ERIE R R Thursday August 21 Special train leaves Cincinnati 720 a m arriving Lake IIJ p m er trains at 2 p m and 8 p m with Pullman sleepers SEmtE bLtfci ERS NOW TICKETS GOOD RETURNINC UNTIL AUGUST 28 STOPOVER PERMITTED AT CAMBRIDGE SPRINGE The last chance this year Full Information apply to and L Agents or Hollablrd General Agent Erie Railroad No W Fourth Street Cincinnati O SKINNY XIII 10- TEDDY ROOSTERPELTER In a letter from old Skinny to Ted dated tome tho Watercan July 1902 faldnny says to Ted Nothing could bo to me moro agreeable than to assure you of my continued good wishes csypcjally at tho moment when tho negotiations of Gov Taft having ended In a satisfactory result for both sides have come to strengthen the excellent understanding between Church and the United States authorities After that Skinny goes on to tell Ted about a present that Skinny la sending to him It is true Jt is contrary to tho laws of United States for a President to receive presents from foreign Powers but when Its the Church that dont count Beware of tho Greeks bearing gifts might lie amended as to read tho Romans I am glad to see Skinny and Ted congenial on proposition that Ro man Catholicism is the church and that Campbclltes and Methodists and Baptists and Shakers and Dowieites and Episcopalians aint In It a durn but moro than Infidels are am in dead earnest about this What Infidelity wants Is to have the Catholic church to ge Its grip on Un- Sams throat null want to see this Just as earnestly as any Jesuit can The arbitrament of arms has finally got to decide tho Issuo between Infi delity and Christianity The Catholic will novel quit till hell freezes over and the Infidel will never quit until you can go skating on it Infidelity is tho only salvation for thus government When the Protestants see that they have to decide between Infidelity and Catholicism all of the better class of Protestants will come into Infidelity cud then tho fight will como here as It did in Franco and Skinny and his gang will get whore chicken got the ax and will havo to pack their traps ami get out of this country as they now goiung out of Franco KtLIGIOUS Aron Hallo New York was execut ed August fur io murder of his sweetheart Miss May Braiilngham They had quarreled about religion lime Macallster Memorial Episcopal Homo in Lexington Ky has been sued for taxes for years HlstoricChurch In Danger Venice Aug 3A great window in the basilica of Dominican church St John and St iniii ell In touay as the result of having been shaken by a clap of thumier no churcn itself which ranks next in importance to St Merits has been declared by experts to bo In danger of collapse It con tams lime monuments of the most tuous loges who Ho burled there Prepared a Paddle to Use on His wife Hiawatha Kansas Aug Mrs LAyln Moore sued for a divorce frown F G Moore a shoo dealer of Horton Moore onco a minister and preached at Clifton and Wamcgo Kansas Ho told his wife she says that the law gavo mm as much right to punish her as it did to punish their children and ho prepared a largo wooden pad die members of his congregation asked for his resignation because of Ibis Blegod treatment of Mrs Moore j z i t TO I i r DRUNK IN A PRIESTLY GARB Party Arrested y Police In Dexter Horton Bank Building is Evidently a Minister A man about 30 years of age wearing a surpiice evidently a member of some church order was found drunk and asleep In the Dexter Horton Iiaulc bbllJtutau4aryaiatar = morning by Patrolman McClurg The man was sent to the polco station where lie is held untu he can Booer up Ho Is booked under name of James May Another name which the police refuse to give out was first written on n blotter prefixed with Rev but later this was scratches out and tho simple saute qf James May with out tao Rev was rewritten stead police claim no tuneslthe manSeattle lWash t TWO LET IS lTHECourtland Kan Aug 302 Mr u Mooro Can you get mo a Distill Worm In Lexington a so kimuy lot me know at what price for the cneapest will pay you foa your troublo Hero Is another sub on my last club LOUIS HALL Upland hid Aug 02 Publisher see your comments on some pa trons being oitoncod by your carrying Ingersolls version of viio damned stuff embed alcohol Say keep It there It Is the best club you have ior waylaying me sly pilot Where is uero a Christian paper that would dare keep sumo n notice standing In tho Southwest corner of his paper Infidels should live better pre cents for good am above all Chris tau criticism M 01 CIIEIJITIfi 12290 Free Stoel Range No 80AI8 Has six Slnob lids oven 17x21 = 18 15gollon reservoir and warming closet lined throughout with asbestos burn anything best bakers and roasters on Earth Guaranteed 10 years Weight 475 IbB Only Q20O Terms 800 cash 4 balance payable 300 a month no Inter est Shipped immediately on receipt ol 8OO cash payment We trust honest people located In all parts of the World Oash discount 16O on Range Freight averages 1125 for each 6OO miles Send for tree catalogue but this is the great sit bargain ever offered We refer to Southern Illinois National Bank Dipt 354 last St Louis in f J r j- H ka BLUE GRASS BLADE TNT ISONOMY Some time ago I received by mall pit chattering gibbering sheet which hears tho name of Reeds Isonomy By looking up tho word Isonomy found It means equal rights and privileges and after reading several of the articles I was fully convinced that equal rights and privileges were being sustained by a Iteedavery frail one The paper Is aping the Iconoclast and Its founder giving a poor Imlta- tion of the Brava brand of brains Its editor hasnt sense enough to know the novelty of word chawing has worn off and Imagines that the man ho has hired to shako words out of the dictionary like a dog shakes squeaks out of a rat Is an expert of tho Brann type and that he can begin whore Brann left off and make a great name and success The facts are that for his own glory and reputation Brann was killed Just at the right time The nov andIsentences to take tho place of slm plo words In common use had begun to wear oft and had ho lived much longer he would have disgusted and wearied everyone There was some originality and In dividuality In Brann but In Arm strong there is absolutely none He Is tho shoddiest kind of an Imita tion To be fair with him I dragged out several copies of the Iconoclast and read one of Branns articles and then one of Armstrongs and It was like drinking sklm milk tainted with the crock The first article In this number of the Isonomy was a news item of the raiding of an opium Joint In San Antonio and running Its owners out of townA page Is given to this small matter of Interest and the Joint and and the evils of opium are pictured In the most extravagant metaphor and Jawbreaking phrases and words Here are some of themlethl ferous fascination invidious Imlta tion scortatory and sidereal sugglllated with a flail of copper hebetated memories marabous flaneurs gutter snipes and enelr odnla The next article headed A Brace of Nefarious Hell Ilounds which Is another news item describing the cru cifixion of a man In Alabamaa te- lirlble punishment it is true but the of resorting to tho following words and phrases to describe the circumstance could have originated only In the mind of a crank Zambo harridan Japanese strumpet nigger pederast mal eficlent mustees necrophagous ghouls muckworms of human sul lage depthless as a syrtls of the damned muggets and losses of other beasts glocae of populous cities and Alabama Abbadons Why rall this beautiful string of ithets were needed to describe a phy sical attack upon a citizen of Alaba ma may be known to Armstrong but not to any person gifted with ordi nary common sense Theres that something about It that smacks of tho simpleton who In variably endeavors to appear smarter than other people by performing llt tlesenseless tricks and attempting to l say funny things Any one can begin with tho letter A In the dictionary and pick out a lot of uncommon and unheardof words having a plain common mean Ing and so keep stock on hand to wedge Into his composition It Is pos sible for a fool to be expert In such Interchange of words In fact It is Just wnat a fool would delight most in doing imagining that by the use of words not common or necessary to the speech of educated people he will appear exceptional and smart There is nothing smart bright or exceptional In this fad If It in any way tended to strengthen or adorn speech orators novelists historians humorists essayists editors and re porters would long a go have drop ped on to the style But syntax has Its degenerates as well as other things and Reeds Isonomy has bagged a few of them r Armstrong Is the Wild man of Borneo in this dime museum of lit erary freaks whoso gibberish and cancy of expression attract only to next article Is a reply to Channlng Severance of Los Angeles Cal who had written an article In the Blue Grass Blade accusing Armstrong of playing Into the hands of Catholl cisni as Brann had done Armstrong replies to Severance in a more dignified and Intelligent man ner When he dont make a diction ary boboon of himself ho wll pass for normal but generally speaking he Is afflicted with a diorhea of words ho Is afflicted with a dlarhea a bloody flux of phrases and an Indigestion of factsSeverance who is one of the clear est and most forcible and logical In tho countrya man devot fed to principle makes a mistake In answering any argument or position i i assumed by Armstrong or any other editor of Isonomy That is what those outcasts of principle most sireto be noticed Every notice giv en them is a free advertisement Like Brann they are totally devoid of principle or any positive opinion They want to be argued with and they are on any side that will bring them no toriety and patrons- Freethought editors by noticing them only direct attention to theta and give theta free advertisement To get this they make It an object to attack editors whom they think they can provoke to a ropl- yaPam glad to note that our Liberal Journals are paying no attention to this mangy scavenger which stands for nothing and represents nothing except remote corners of Websters DictionaryIn same issue Is an attack on Mr Moore who has bad the good sense not to notice It which no doubt was a disappointment to Jeems Isonomy is bound to go under for It has neither originality nor Individ polityU nothing but a poor at f Hi+ tempt to Imitate a man who took for a short time as a twister and Juggler of unused and unheardof words It will last only for such a time as Its fool editors have money enough to blow In on the venture As said before tho novelty of word twisting has became an ancient toyArmstrong tried to Imitate Brann whllo he waS living with tho Auton- omist and Hurt tried it with the Gatling Gun and both flickered out Isonomy already Is reeking with a death smell Who ever heard any one speak of Isonomy- It cant live nut only because It lacks vitality but because there Is not ono redeeming thing about it that merits the approbation of nature man or animal reptile bug or buc cite Let It dlo early and dont prolong Its life by noticing it X Z Comment Tho above was written for the Blade by one of our finest fidel writers but had his Iniials sign ed to it and did not get to mo until alter my own articles about Ison omy had appeared Otherwise stay never have written anything about it But mlno having appeared first bo writer of the above after t was in typo asked that it bo not printed and so printed it changing his Initials to Z ih vo done this because of the great merit of tho piece- however disagree with X Y Z In this matter Neither Brann and tho Iconoclast nor Armstrong and tho Isonomy were or are worth me printers Ink that It takes to tell auou them so far as they were and are concerned personally But such men assume Importance when It Is clearly understood as have tried to make Blade readers do that they are but tools In the hands of KM ults posing as Infidels for the pur pose of promulgating Catholic doc trines among Protestants and making Inlldels pay for i- tCINCINNATI Sends to Governor Cummins amoist of 97 Names of Her Best People Asking For the Pardon of Dr Marian Hammer Cincinnati 0 Aug la 02 Blue Grass Blade Wo herewith enclose a few signa tires nero are 97 Uiiutor Moore to assist in trying to secure a pardon for Dr Marion R Hammer Very RespectfullyA F Cincinnati o Aug 02 Mr C Moore Dear rlendI wish to say that tho within names are among the boat class of Cincinnati people Mr Reickhoff tho one who got the most of these names Is a businessman of large thinking capacity and can o you much good Ho Is a late convert- i ours With Best Wishes DR It W IIENURICKS CommentThe petition Is gotten up In nice style and so far as we can judge from signatures which claim can be done with considerable re liability wow say uoy were the names of valuable people letter head of Bro Reickhoff would Indlcae him to be a man in good business There aro 97 names New York City and Cincinnati havo sent creditable petitions and every other city and town In the country In tho United Slates should do the same BUDGET OF REIGION IN THE CJ In the Conner ournal of August 12 are the folowlng Items t offeen Aug l1Durlng n thunderstorm hero yesterday light ning struck Mrs Frank Neller of St Louis melted a gold watch chain which was about her neck and also four gold rings on hor left hand Mr and Mrs Neller had stopped in a churcn door way during a storm Tine spire was struck and running down tue bolt stunned Mrs Neller Mr Neller was also severely shocked Deooto Ga Aug Lhe Baptist church at Leslie near here was struck by ightnlng wade services were go Ing on The building was crowded Richard Dodson was instanly killed rorty other persons were seriously In jured though It Is not thought any will die The bulling was badly torn and set on lire but a iard rain put out tho flames From Lexingon Leader GODS WORD NOT SCINTIFIC Indianapolis Ind Aug 11Rev- L H Murlin President of Baker Uni versity at Bat win Kan occupied the pulpit of the Meridian Street Motho list Chlircii Sunday and during his sermon made some pbservatlous that caused considerable of a sensation Among other things o said The Word of don Is not an authority in historical selenitic and philoso phical matters It may stumble at times although do not say that It does stumble lint these are not the realms In which It claims to havo minority You remember when we Methodists used to have the old preaching circles We didnt havo so many theologi cal schools In those days and shouldnt be surprised if it wouldnt be a good veal better If we didnt have so many theological schools now There are people who think God winds up the world like an eightday clock and then goes away and leaves It to care for Itself supposo ery man who over thinks tries at some tlmo in his life to bo an Infidel have no quarrel with the man who trunks the stories In tho book of Gen esis and tnose In Revelations are only symbols SUICIDEA Said By Rev W F Lloyd of Louis vile To Be Attributable to Infidelity SuicidesLarge List of In Lexington Ail Christians ost of Them Prominent Ones In tho Courier Jonrnal of August there Is a picture of Tho Rev W F Lloyd and arranged around him In big headines Is the following Deplores spread suicide In tho United States Indignities should bo shown dead bodies All suicides are cowards Imprisonment lot those who try aiiu fall to destroy them selves Causes of self murder Lloyd Is a Methodist and has a mug on Mitt that explains why the newspapers abound In stories of the villainies of Methodist preachers among women give extracts as folows- He declared there was a remedy for suicide He said Indignity should be shown tic body of a suicide and that those who try selfdestruction and iait should be punished by Impris onment Suicide Is very common In heathen lands In Uiina It Is reported that girls In order o escape a lice prostltu Ion In slavery will tie themselves to gether and wade out Into die river and drown themselves It is a mistake to suppose tuat peoplo who commit suicide are Insane t Is a common opinion that no man hi Ills right nilnii will commit suicide This is a serious error Tne tact Is that only about one tifth of those who tao their own lives nro mentnuy un balanced The other fourfifths are as sound mentally as they ever were or as other people are Primarily the cause of suicide Is the absence of Christ In tho heart and life No Christian when In the full possession ot his mental faculties will take his own life onrlst in the heart furnishes complete antidote for melancholy a preventive of drunken ness and crime a support In every trial and therefore saves from the sacrilege of selfmurder seriously asic should not some measure of Indignity bo shown the bodies of suicides At least to the extent of denying them Interment af ter the forms of religion and order aiil respect of socitey Should those who have outlawed themselves be glvon tho courtesy and respect that is paM to those who have not dishonored their lives by extinguishing them If persons knew that a failure meant the loss of liberty and the privilege of citizenship would not this lessen the number of those who undertake to kill themselves In some way we must bring about a revolution of ten tlinent and Instead of commiserating the suicide he should be condemned and execrated in tronijoat tonnn Of coure I am in a position to know who are Infidels about Lexington There never as oeen to my knowl edge and belief and avowed infidel about Lexington who committed sui cideThere may havo been some cases ot obscure persons suiciding In Lexing ton but if they were reported as suicides I do not remember them Suicides are quite common In Lexington and as far as know have been fined to excellent people nearly all very prominent and wealthy Suicides here greatly preponderate in tho Christian Campbelllte church There are only two of them about whoso religious orthodoxy there was ever any doubt They were Judge Bu ford of the Lexington Circuit Court an iX T Baxter a newspaper man It Is natural to suppose that any true Infidel about Lexington wool be a friend to me Judge Buford would not speak to me think ho was Inclined to the Campbellltes He drowned himself Baxter was a friend to me and at one time regarded him as an del but say 8 or 10 years before his death never heard of an Infidel sen tlment from him Shot himself Marrs was an officer In the Central Campbelllte church He killed hln son and attempted to kill his wife and shot his daughter and then shot himself with a pistol McDougall was elected a deacon of tho Campbelllte church In place of Marrs and suicided by cutting his throat with a razor while his family were at that church Methodist Killed mself with a pis Methodist Killed himself with apis tolPrice Presbyterian or Campbelllte piled himself with a pistol Gnlhrle Episcopalian pistol Campbell Episcopalian pistol Logan Campbelllte pistol Barbour Baptistpistol Davis Presbyterian forgot the means Hawkins officer In tho CampbelHN church was killed by a pistol but it has never been determined whether ho suicided or was murdered These all lived in Lexington Pull am an officer in tho Campbelllto church suicided in Lexington either by gas or laudanum KentuckyCourtington lie was an exceedingly on thuslaytlc Campbellite an elder and spoko and prayed In church Suicided by pistol By tho laws of England under entrol of Protestant Christianity all suicides were buried in the space whero two roads crossed each olor and a stake was driven through the body of each Tho first suicide I remember to have heard about was a Presbyterian prp cher my neighbor named Mflin If you ever read Behind the Pars tragically andthatIn France who was attempting to 1A J tide by drowning I think ho Wan n CatholicIf Lloyd could Introduce ex ecution by hanging tot those who at tempt suicide and fail it would cer tainly stop it in those cases Rev Lloyd is another proof that pronchcts lack common stnso and common humanity Sinjo writing the above recall that recently Ma Clifton Shropshire a Campbelllte and member of our fife society In Lexington suicided by shooting herself with a pistol U Infidelity i1 producing suicide Is only among Christians ItIJohn Bonuyman and Cowper hymn wrier both attempted Lloyd ought to hung blm- selfMIND HAS TROUBLE IN THE SPIRIT OV ER MY PICTURE IN THE NW CORNER OF THE BLADE In tine Truth Seeker of August 9th there is ah editorial that beglnneth thuslyIt pleases the editor of Mind an organ of the New Thougut to con alder Anarchism and Atheism under one head as equally having their gin in egotism This pence of think ers declares tout personal vanity as manifested In Atheism varies from tho desire to considered eccentric to self gloriacatwn ns In the case of tho etior 0 an Infidel weekly In Ken tacky who prints his own portrait In every Issue his paper Wo wish the editor of Mind hud mentioned sumo of the lnternietate variations coming between the seeker after a reputation for eccentricity and the person who achieves seirglorlflcatlon by the hebdomlnal exposure of his own portrait getsItstore known to the Latins as lucas a non lucendo describing a thing by one word when the opposite of that Is conspicuously true calling it Mind because it is distinguished for its lack of mind Every two or three years i have explained to some fellow how nod why that picture got into my paper and why It stays there but think that the last time swore off like Rip Van Winkle from doing so any more If were posing as a beaut dress ed in a lot of tine toggery like some of the sky pilots doDean Lee In Lex mightheticism but in a plainly dressed and plain looking old Kenucky hayseed cant clearly see where the moral im propriety comes in Can you honest Injun A SILVER DOLLAR BY MAIL NoveUyObserved In the Mail Bags Passing Through Des Moines A clerk In the postolfice tae other night found a silver dollar loose In the mall bags At first he thought It paclmgeCloser regularone side stuck to ne dollar a wo cent stamp and on the other a small slip of paper on which was written the address Blue Grass Blade Lex ington Ky with tho name of the person by whom It was sent The clerks eyed It suspiciously but could find no fault with It as mailable mat publisherforward his paper in return for the DallyNewsHUMAN FOSSIL 35000 YEARS OLD Scientists Hope to Show That Man Lived on Earth During the Glacial Period Minneapolis Aug Professor W N Wichell president of the Geologi cal Society of tie United States and a member of the faculty of the Univer say of IlnneapoIIs left for Kansas tonight with Warren Upham secre tary of the MInnesota historical ciety to Investigate the reported dis covery a human fossil said to be 35000 years old They hope to se cure valuaole data in support of the contention that tne earth was inhabit ed duriig tho glacial period now Mars Hen nery If you want to bo Governor of glvIngkind of a racket Vhat are you going to do with Adam and the rib and the apple and tho talking snake only years ago Shnino on you riennery SON KILLS FATHER TO SAVE MOTHERS LIFE Ottumwa Iowa Aug 13J Sims a wealhy farmer was shot and killed by his son John today while endeav oring to murder his wife with a butcher knife The dead man was intoxicated The son entered Just In time to save his mothers life CommentOnce there was an irish man whipping his wife and the cops arrested him and site said Its a poor country for liberty where a man cant whip his own dear wife Thats tho first tlmo ever heard of a dead man being drunk that is except dead drunk Bible of Bibles Or Twentyseven Divine Revela tlons 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 ot the principal personages of the Christian Bible and an exami nation of their doctrines By Kersey Graves Largo 12mo 440 pp Cloth ILTL 1 L to y PETITION FOR DRIHAMMERrTHE UNDERSIGNED PARTY OR PARTIES MOST RESPECT j FULLY REQUEST YOUR EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR CUMMINS OF THE STATE OF IOWA TO PARDON DR MARION HAMMER OF NEWTON IOWA NOW IN THE PENITENTIARY AT FORT MAD ISON IOWA i 1 WILSONS LECTURES The two lectures by Dr Wilson which are now published in pamplets Is the Christian Immortality a normal desire of the human mind and Im perialistic Ecclesiastic and Economic Tyranny the cause of Anarchy are meeting with ready sales Their pop ularity Is attested by the fact that all extra editions of Blades in which they upIndreds We can offer our readers no better propogandlc literature the one theologlc and the other socialistic The vital question discussed in these lectures should bo put Into the hands of every one You can all afford to pass a few of these around publishinglets and I hope the readers will as sist and relieve mo by purchasing them at once You will not only be helping me but help forward the goodwork The prices of the pamplets on Im 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MCORMICK COLUMNS These Two Columns are edited by Mr George W McCormick who paid for that privilege When they are not filled by him the point to which they are filled by him will be Indicated by a broad black rule and from that point they may with his consent be tilled by the regnlar matter of the Blade CHARLES C MOORS THE BIBLE AS A TEXT BOOK IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BY JOSEPHINE K HENRY The following resolution adopted by the National Education Association cently held at Minneapolis is being widely commented on by the press The resolution reads as blows It Is apparent that familiarity with the English Bible as a masterpiece of literature is rapidly decreasing among the pupils in our schools This Is the direct result of a conception which regards the Bible as a theological hook merely and thereby leads to Us exclusion from the schools of some states as a subject of reading and stud- We hope and ask for such a change e of public sentiment in this regard as will permit and encourage the En r gush Bible now honored by name In c many school laws and State Constitu dons to be read and studied as a lit erary work of the highest and purest type side by side with the poetr and prose which it has Inspired and In large part formed Since the reading of the Bible In the public schools with the view of bring ing the pupils to what is called con version and promoting morality has It Is nowproven a complete failure proposed that the Book that has been claimed as the Word of God Is to be reduced to a masterpiece of literature to be placed along side the models in literature of the centuries This resolution strikes a terrible blow at the Inerrant Bible as the Word of God and sets aside its vine Author as a law giver and places Him In company wlh the liter ati From a religious point of view It seems to me that this resolution Is not only irreverent but blasphemous It has always been the religionists that clamored for Bible reading in our public schools but if they cannot have It read as a religious guide they are now willing to have It considered as mere literature The Bible has reached Its present position because it has been taught and insisted upon that it Is Gods Word and until the human mind produced fine types of literature the Bible was never thought of as a liter ary gem To teach the Bible in the public schools to educate In literature elim inates its Divine Authorship and Is f the most revolutionary proposition in of Christianity harbeen i the Word of God it could never have reached or maintained Its place i lh literatureIn type of model litera ture In ancient or modern language can there be found such a meaning less jargon of words or so much cruelty and obscenity There are Us many literary gems scattered through its pages but they are as scarce as pearls in the oyster or diamonds In the mine To have suggested a few years ago to place the Bible alongside of Shakespeare and Milton would have aroused the religious world but now they will consider It a victory to have It placed In this list in our public schools Was the National Educational As sociation in DEAD earnest In this resolution and does it desire that the pupils shall read the bible chapter by chapter to elevate the literary taste of the American people Are our pub school teachers qualified to teach yliemeaning and elucidate the literary excellence of the Bible has been the lireorand of the centuriesI whose interpretation has deluged the earth with blood we think it is ask ing too much of these overworked Illy paid public servants The public schools are already overloaded with studies at the expense of the health and confusion of the minus of chil and girls can recognize dem OIstrated facts but they cannot rec cgntze the fine points of the best lit erature It takes a studious and ma turn mind to do this The Bible has been read as a moral guide in the schools of America since its settlement and the religious status of the United States demonstrates how slight an linpreslon It has made The Bible Is peculiarly the property of re ligionists and as long as we live un der our present Constitution no re ligious bunk has any right In our Echool system supported by public mathematics taught In our lIc schools teach that iiree times one are three but the religionists trinity taught that by the Bible teaches that three Imes one are one Here we have a conflict between mathematics and literature and facts and belief i The teaching and preaching of the Bible In the Churches which is per slstent and constant has not elevated our national literature Even the ser mons to the most cultured congrega tions make so slight an Impress on mature minds that few remember the text or its application beyond me church door and tnis Is particularly emphasized by the study of the Bible in schoolsTo that a knowledge of the Bible is necessary to tile production of the highest types of literature Is absurd The Grecians and Romans bad no Bible to guide them to liter ary excellence and yet the modern world has never transcended these In its literature Herodotus the Greek historian Homer tao Greek poet Virgil the oman poet Horace the lyric poetn iacitus the Roman historian or Cicero the orator Indeed It is doubtful 1f modern literature has ever equalled them It is true that the iniluence of the Bible permeates modern literature from Chaucer to Ingereoll but this Is because It has been proclaimed as Gods Book and NOT because it IsI It hasp literary masterpiece lifted to its present position solely for the reason that It Is believed by many to be the one and only book which God wrote for the eternal guid ance of man and the masses In Chris tendons have been mentally fed on this book while ey havo been total ly ignorant of the best literature of any ago of the world Only par times of the Bible have been selected for this purpose The brutalities butcheries debaucheries and obscen ties with which the Book abounds are not used as texts to teach either tile young or the old hut they lie dewed motheaten and silent between the lids of the voluminous volume We fall to see how a study of all these things could elevate the liter attire of the future The stories of Abraham Jacob Noah Judah and Tamar David Samson Songs of Sot oman Absalom Ammon and a host of others In both the Old and New Tes taments may be considered by someI the cream of literature but their moral influence on the bright and questioning minds in the public schools of the United States in this the Twentieth Century is questionable Indeed For instance the 34th Chapter of Genesis alone contains debaucher female commodity lying murder theft hypocrisy and cowardice and there are a number of chapters den with all the villainies ever con ceived In the minds of the most de graded and savage people How all this that Is in the Bible in glaring print after all Its revisions Is to vate our literature is not easy to see If our modern literature contained a hint of brutality debauchery and obscenity It could not find a publisher and would be at once rejected by reading public To Insist that the most enlightened nation of the Twen tieth Century should seek Its literary model In a history of a nation of bar barians who lived thousands of years ago Is extremely absurd More facts excellent literary style polished language beautiful metaphor elegant diction charming similitude lofty iueals robust morality passion ate appeal to all that is nobles in humanity woven into literary mo sales unsurpassed in any age can be gleaned from one reading of he Dres den edition of Ingersolls works than from a life time study of the Bible If for no other reason the Bible should he barred from the puuic schools because of Its estimate of man The Bible position of woman has retarded the progress of the human race a thousand years Since woman herself is bursting her bonds forged by superstition the effect of the broad ening of womens minds Is manifested in the intelligent faces and bright minds of the children In our public schools The advocates of Bible study in our schools seem unaware that Increasing intelligence robs this of Its authority and the fact that they want It now accepted as literature and not as a revelation is a fatal stab at their cherished Ideal All a stuuious mind has to do to Judge of tholiterary merit and moral Influence of the Bible is to put on a thinking cap and read It if the Bible is the Word of God it has no place in an educational system that teaches only facts and has notHing whatever to do wit religious beliefs and If it is merely a literary production n the wide range of tine literature from Shakespeare to In gersol much better text books for our public schools can be selected The Cauioics Jews and Rationalists are a mighty host in the United States and they are all taxed to sup port our public schools and this at tempt to introduce the Bible as a text hook in these public schools tramples on their rights and will stir up no end of strife This resolution passed uy the Na tional Educational Association was introduced by Dr Nicholas Murray Butler t resident of the Columbia Unl versity and It will be a bomb thrown Into our educational system The true American spirit seems entirely absent in this noted educator as it was long ago decided that the study of the Bible should be left entirely to ue hurch the Sunday School and the Christian home and Dr Butler could no donut be more successful as President of a theological school than at the head of a great American university We are face to face now with the question as to whether the Bible shall become a literary text book In our public scnools Let U now be finally settled Versailles CAUGHT NAPPING Sent to Jail for Taking a Nap In Church New York Aug Marguerette Burnett is in jail because of a sleep she took in a pew a St Pauls Cath olic Church yesterday She stretched herself out on a seat and slept dur- Ing mass Magistrate Dooley sent her to prison for iO days and gave er a lecture r s Brocton Ills Aug 02 C C Moore- Dear Friend Enclosed please find clipping from last Saturdays St Louis Chronicle- send you this for fear It may otherwise escape your notice- am an enthusiast as well as yourself Magistrate Dooley Is an In stance of what the church has done and will do whenever it has the power If that magistrate lived in Illinois his name would soon be Dolittle Churches nere are glad to have tendants oven If they are an asleep better than empty pews The people of Illinois read the Blue Grass Blade Freethought Magazine Higher bclence Tom Paine and Bob Ingerso When you said the other week that the Blade was the greatest newspaper on earth you told the truth It la doing more good than any newspaper ever published Jn the r world Why Because It pleads lIght for air for an opportunity and for a chalnless lUturo for humanity and says that creeds and religions are mans greatest enemy The Blade is getting brighter all the tine mid for one feel thankful to Mr ormlck for all ho has written and dono for the Blade- am not writing this ior publica tion wave tomorrow and probably will never write you again hope Mr Moore that you will realize your fondest anticipations for o uiade Soodbye J t oY Comment Many a good man and woman will love old Bro Mcixirmlck for what he has done for the Blade His Two Columns shall bo n mon ument to inn For the Blue Grass Blade THE FALL OF MAN You can see when God made Adam To take hear o things In Eden An to hoe the corn an taters An plant an do the weed In He made him without brains or mind Twas not the calkllatlon That he should know as notch as Bout all things In creation But then God made the woman Eve To cook and feed the chickens An then the sarplnt tempted her An thats what played the Dlckenx God told em ef theyd eat the fruit Of the knowledge tree theyd die But when Eve told tile sarplnt this Hi winked his offside eye Sez he Ef you Jest cat that fruit From off the tree of knowledge Ill guarantee fill tarn ye moron Four years at Harvard College So hern Adam shook some down Sot on a log together An got to eatn apples An talkln bout the weather But Adam got the colic Fer the fruit was kinder green An the fuss fetched God around to see At what devilment theyd been Adam blamed it on the woman Thats the way it allus goes The woman allus Bits the blame Fer what her ole man does Then God he oiled the garden gate An told em fer to git An that henceforth their llvln They must earn by honest sweat He tole em fruit of rlglnal sin Posterity must inherit An helps were posterity Weve got to grin and hear It But he gives to us this promise That of we will believe In him and Christ and Holy Ghost Our souls from hell hell save But ef ye cant believe all that Bout Jonah and the whale An Balaams ass and bout Lots wire An the ressurection tale An Danl In the lions den An Joshua an the sun An the loaves arid fishes story An all that sort of fun Wy then yer got ter roast in hell An God cant help it See For its all through poor ole Mother Eve The snake and apple tree TOM F FLOOD Barrs Mills Ohio AN EXIOWAN Petitions for the Pardon of Dr Ham mer Chicago ug 15 vl His Excellency Gov A B Cummins year Sirror many years was a citizen of the good state of Iowa BII take great interest in its affairs The intelligence of its citizens goner ally asures Its being generallY found n the Republican columns I am most decidedly in favor of law and order and punishment to prevent crime have read all he evidence and presume have read most of the facts and situation relating to lne case of Dr Hammer formerly of Newton and now In the penitentiary at Fort request you to pardon him Very Respecfully IVor AI LACE i aI respecully reer to Judge Chanes Bishop an old time friend of mine V W W CommentI forwarded the original at once to Gov A B Cummins en closing anothe similar letter to him from an Iowa man Chicago Ang HThe will of the late Archbishop Feehan was filed for probate today The total value of the estate isfi anti of tnls amount ie bum goes to 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