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BLUE GRASS BLADE1uke1 t lJ EDITED BY A HEATHEN u 3 W JIllihF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL XI NO 30 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14E M 302 X100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issuo for ono year 100 Issues for ono year 250 TelmslOO per year In advance In clubs of five 50 cents foreign subscription 150 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to tho Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you cbango your address ad vlso this olllco giving your old as well as tho new address When you semI your subscription say whether you are a new or old sub scriber Tho address slip on tho paper will show expiration of subscription and servo as a receipt as tho date changes as soon as tho subscriber paysiSubscriptions to this publication are not discontinued at unless jKs so orderedby the subscrIbcrTIiej s tnpa iI to publisher far ttiti wJscrlptlon prlwot all papers ro coved until the paper is paid for In full up to date and ordered discon trilled Office of publication 161 East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Omce at Losing ton Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Cumberland Telephone 307Ii ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHEDO- ON APPLICATION Club Rates and Sample Copies Tho Blade will be sent for 50 cents a year each for any order for FIVE or more Sample copies will be sent free 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 colled and poisonous worm of the distillery until it empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches- It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid crime All you have to do Is to think of the of deathof the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for breadof the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL f RELIGIOUS Lexington Is bringing suit against tho Methodist church for unpaid taxes for years Roy Forbes Phillips vicar of Gor leston England wants a theatre to bo run In connection with each church Ho says Clergymen overdo tho religious side of life thereby ruining tho spiritual liver like that of overfed Strasburg geese Robert Foy hung at Bristol Tcnn said ho was dying because tho Lord had called him Kidders Sacrament It consists of a beautiful sixteen pago pamphlet printed In large typo with elegant paper cover The price Ie 10 cents each or 12 for 100 BEAUTIFUL FUNERAL CEREMONY AT THE BURIAL OF THE BLADES OLD AND TRIED FRIEND E W COUNCILMAN OF NEWARK VALLEY NEW YORK Newark Valley lAug 14 02 Brother Charles C Moore Dear SlrI write to Inform you of tho death of our dear friend and brother Infidel Mr E W Council man who died July 1902 lie was 74 years old and a great worker in tho Freethought cause Ho wrote his own funeral discourse It was printed In tho Oswego Gazette- send It to you and hope yon will think It worth printing In tho Blade The man who read It claimed he did not quote tho Scripture right cannot see whero It was wrong As we could not send away to get an In fidel speaker I got ono of our neigh hors who claims to ho a Christian When a man Is dead and cannot defend himself people can say what they please Now Brother Moore am Mr Councilmans stepdaughter and am only Infidel In the family cannot think of having tho good old Blade stopped and not seo your face every week and I am not able to pay for it at present but hopo to in the near future and also for your Magazine If my health Improves and can get work There are none of us now hut myself and mother and sho Is getting old and am in poor healthI It seems am writing to one of my own friends I will not weary you longer Kind regards to yourself and wife Very truly MISS OLIVE L LUCK Newark Valley N Y P SIC you print this discourse pleaso send me a few copies of the Blade and I will send the pay for them v O L L uo rnmeflf if iTiiB1r nt tu iBibloraro ofcourse all accurate The Christian who rend them like Christians generally does not know what is in the Bible outside of a few parts of It that the preachers lect to read for the people The beautiful address from the Os wego Gazette Is as follows Antemortem Address by lion Edwin W Councilman The following address was written by tho lato Edwin W Councilman of Newark Valley for tho purpose of having It read at his funeral It was read on that occasion by D C Hand It Is published In the Gazette at the request of his friends If a man die shall ho live again Job XIV Let Solomon answer For to him that joined all the liv ing there is hope for a living dog Is better than a dead lion For the living know they shall die but the dead know not anything neither have they any more reward for memory of them Is forgotten Also their lovo and their hatred are now perished neither have they any moro portion forever In anything that Is done under tho sun Ecclesiastes IX said In mlno heart concerning the estate of sons of men that God might manifest them and they might seo that they themselves are beasts For that which hefalleth tho sons of men bcfalleth beasts even one thing be falleth them as the ono dleth so dleth the other Yea they have all one breath So that man hath no preeminence above a beast for all is go unto one place all are of tho dust and all turn to dust again Who knoweth tho spirit of man that goeth upward and the spirit of beast that goeth downward to tho earth Ecclesiastes III 1821 Yea though ho live a thousand years twice told yet hath ho seen no good do not all go to one place Ec cleslastes VI Thus It will bo seen that Solomon was what today Is termed an Agnos ticwhat tho church today would call an Infidel or even an atheist yet by inspired writers socalled was considered tho wisest man of his time No scientist has been boll enough or possessed of tho wisdom as to attempt to draw a dividing line between the mineral and vegetable or between tho vegetablo and animal kingdoms They are all merged in one Com mence with tho lower order Inani mate mineral and step by step you ascend to vegetable life Commence vegetahlelifeperceptibly find yourself In animal life The lIfo of principle or forceIn nature is tho same everywhere Tho same life principle or force that animates tho monad tho monera yes and tho sensitive plant All show consciousness All draw lIfo from tho earthall return to earth again to bo used In tho economy of nature ov er and over again forever That is to say force and matter are eternal self existent Tho samo evidence used to provo mans Immortality proves it for every animate thing In nature for tho dumb brutes are our brothers As Solomon says Who knoweth tho spirit of man that goes upward and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to tho earth By this It seems this question was tinder discussion In thoso days as well as In these Thus tho prince on ills throne the priest In his robes the sago null seer alike know no more what Is In tho future than tho mon era or protoba The animal subsists by devouring his own kind and the vegetable lives by preying on the an imal Thus lIfo Is sustaned by death This seems to bo tho law of nature What should man look for or desire more than tho truth Why not put himself In touch with ordure and its environments and accept tho inevita ble Why ever bo looking for the unnatural and miraculous There is nothing better than for a man to eat and drink tho fruit of his own labors live to bo happy hero and now and make others happy and thus fulfill the law of tho brotherhood of man Abou lien Adhem may his tribe In crease Awoke ono night from a deep dream of peaco And saw within tho moonlight of his Making It rich and like a Illy in bloom An angel writing In a book of gold Exceeding peace had made Ben Ad hem bold And to tho presence In the room ho said What wrltest tlmouThe vision raised Its head And with a look made of all sweet accord Answered Tho names of thoso who love tho Lord And Is mlno one said Abou Nay not so Replied the angel Abou spake more low But cherrlly still and said pray theo then Write mo as one who loves his fel low men The angel wrote and vanished The next night It came again with a great waking light And showed tho names of thoso whom love of God had blessed And loi Ben Ad hems name led all tho rest Write mo as one w0 loves his fel low menThusjett1l live and labor Ji pr gtdudiAeelcRtlit truth for Its own sake Error though sanctioned by the ages has no placo in an honest mans qystem of ethics We can do naught for or against God If there Is one but tie can help and wo can Injure our fellow man Then where and towards whom lies our obligation This question suggests Its own answer Who Is able to say which Is better eternal sleep eternal rest or eternal life If tho great mass of mankind Is to spend eternal life In misery no ono will be slow to de cide which is the better What mat tereth It whether wo become a broth er to the insensible rock or a part of the clod which the rude swain turns with his share and treads upon Yet a few days and thee the allbe holding sun shall seo no more In all his course nor yet in the cold ground where thy palo form was laid with many tears nor In the embrace of ocean shall exist thy image Earth that nourished thee shall claim thy growth to bo returned to earth again yet not to thine eternal resting place shalt thou return alone Nor couldst thou wish couch more magnificent Thou shalt He down with patriarchs of infant worldwith kingsthe erful of tho earth the wise the good Fair forms and hoary seers of ages past all In one mighty sepulcher As I look on his face so calm and serene As he lay in his close narrow tied No traces of monsters or demons are seen Then l said how envy the dead In tho evening of life when the pulses beat low And weak and unsteady the tread When the ears have grown dull and tho eyes cease to glow Who would not then envy the dead When tired and faint when weary and worn With tho unequal struggle for bread When life of all pleasure and comfort- Is shorn It is then wo may envy the dead With no faith in a devil nor fear of a hell And no Infinite wrath I dread I nm sure In the ages that all will be well With such trust I can envy tho dead With a confidence strong I forever shall sloop Whateor by me preacher is said So restful so calm so long and so deep Ah who would not envy tine dead But sleeping or waking In Nature I trust When the infinite flat Is said The body returns to its ultimate dust Kind nature will carl for tho dead OUR OWN PUBLICATIONS Kidders Virgin Mary Tho Blade has now printed the fifth edition of tho Virgin Mary most famous Infidel tract of Its length over written This Is tho article for which wo were arrested tried and quitted by tho United States Court at Louisville Price 10 cents each or 12 for 100 THEVIRCIN MARYS ESP SAL RING BY JOSEPHINE HENRY Cardinal Gibbons whose milliner gets him up In a red hat tho man who has constituted himself tho censor of woman lntio relations of wife and mother is now coquetting with the espousal ring of tho Virgin larIWhere this celibate priest gets his knowledge regarding female sex it is not easy to see but he seems to possess tall the same lie has declared all women and all Woman Suffragists enemies of so ciety Of course tho Ignorant slav ish woman who confesses to her priest and bears a dozen children to a drunken or brutal husband Is the Cardinals dean and hops of the church and increasing population Of course time woman whose only occupation iSi cooking washing and bearing children counting her beads confessing toner priest and attend ing mass puts to shamo the big brained educated self anpportiug American woman who has charge of tho educational system and philan thropies of oiir country Yet even de spite the babbling of tho old man who wears tho ren hat society women gc right on attending to their social du ties and Woman Suffragists go right on extending tho iianchlso and what is Carumal Gibbons going to do about When ho concludes how he will put a qnicUis upon society women and Woman Suffragists we iione he will publish hlsIns to the world through JonrnalBut about was Cardiiial Gibbons and tho espou sal ring the Virgin Mary The Catholic lloview prints n long article describing a visit of the Cardinal to Perugia Juiy lor purpose of re viewing ujo pspqusal rlniottbeBlessed Tlie artlcle says the nubile arc allowed totsrnzo on this sa iUrce Ear 1I lft lrf leftIn a that has fourteen keys and thate ch key is held by an Arch hlsholaIfrlest or by a Catholic so CardinalGibbons witnessed the shrine and gazed upon opening01fe the deepest veneration Review describes the ring as follows espousal ring of the Blessed Virgin is entirely composed of one piece alabaster and was not intended for constant wear but was only used as a ceremonial ring It is remarkable for the beautiful opaline tints it has which shine from it as it is moved about in the light It was related to Cardinal Gibbons that the Virgin Mary gave her es pousal ring to St John tho Evange list from St John It passed Into the hands of a Jew who sold It to St Mustlola who brought It to Chlnsl Here It remained until it was taken by a Franclsan friar named Fra WIntherlus of Mayence who brougnt it to Perugia where It has since been preserved with great honor and devo tion in the Canonlcla tho residence of the cathedral canons When read Mr Kidder on the Virgin Mary had many doubts that such a character had ever existed but now that Cardinal Gibbons has seen the Blessed Virgins espousal ring and gazed on it with the deep est reverence an devotion who can doubt 5it Now the question arises who gave Mary this espousal ring Was it the gift of a third part of the Trinity Did the dove place It on her finger when he she or it overshadowed ier or did Joseph give it to her This is at once a natural but a womans question It seems strange if a fraction of the Trinity which Is also the whole number bestowed the ring why Mary was permitted to bear tho hOlY Child in a stable for the EARTH is the Lords and the fullness thereof If Joseph gave it to her It would have been much wiser and more humane for him to Intro taken the money he spent for a wed ding ring and provided the common est comforts for tho VIrgn In her was Joseph doing any way traveling around with a virgin in that condition Cardinal Gibbons learns that this espousal ring of tho Blessed Virgin was not intended for constant wear but was only used as a ceremonial ring Now If we can only find out who were tho bridesmaids and groomsmen ushers and little flower bearers at this ceremony it will then bo easy to discover who bestowed tho ring have read where some of the swaddling clothes of the Virgins son are yearly exhibited but never dreamed that his mothers espousal ring was in existence but it is for Cardinal Gibbous has gazed upon it with deepest reverence and devotion What stronger proof is needed Any man that has viewed with reverence and devotion tho espousal ring of tho Virgin Mary should bo accepted as an authority on marriage mud moth erhood Cardinal Gibbons should write a book on What I know about Gibbons would take the t blue ribbon for being the literary success of the period It seems to me If I had been in such straits as the Virgin Mary I would have pawned that ring to have purchased a bed and a cradle Instead of giving her espousal ring to St John tho Evangelist It seems to me tho Virgin Mary should have given It to the most worthy one of her seven children so they could cherish The ring my mother wore St Mustlola launched one of the mustiest relics of all tho ages on the stream of Time Today It takes locks and keys to bring It to light and Cardinal Gibbons Is tho ONE MAN In America who has gazen on this sacred relic with reverence and devotion If anything should consti tuto a man on autliorlay on the man question it is to have gazed with reverence and devotion on tho espousal ring of tho Virgin Mary Versailles Ky DR HAMMERS TOWN NEWTON IOWA TO HAVE INFIDEL SOCIETY For the Grass Blade About 200 people gathered at E B Mofletts grove three miles west of Xewton Iowa on Smd1yf August to enjoy a picnic and hem Liberal doctrine discussed It was a beautiful day and all were well pleased A short program of music and recita tions was rendered before noun After a feast of good things In the way of eatables such as tho ladles of Iowa prepare when the wish to ex hibit their skill in culinary art tho remainder of the exercises were enjoyed The leading feature of tho meeting was a lecture by Mrs Harriet Closz of Webster City Iowa entitled Bible In tho Public Schools Mrs Closz handled her subject well and her clear voice and distinct enunciation made It pleasant to hear her Mr Closz followed with Why am a Liberal Informal talks by Dr Perry Engle and Anurew Engle together with songs music and recitations concluded the literary program Before adjournment a movement was gotten under way to organize the Jasnbr Liberal Society W otlienoicneLj111tj1Q1 In Augustah a large boat and many enjoyed themselves on the small lake nearby CommentThe organization of that Infidel Society In Newton Iowa that will almost certainly oe there Is a matter of the deep significance of which all Christians and all civil am eers having any connection with Dr Hammers case should try thoroughly to understand It is simply the outgrowth of the fact that somo justiceloving citizens who appreciate that tho Constitution of this government guarantees relig- Ious liberty to all are realizing that Christianity In Newton Iowa Is trying to override a fundamental law of this country by making Dr Hammer suffer because he Is an Infidel It Is being bruited over the country that Dr Hammer has no friends In Newton because no petition is going to tho Governor from there That seems to be a part of the policy of his friends there do not understand it and do not know what their policy is have no policy In my own affairs or In those of any body else other than to tell the plain truth Tho organization of that Infidel society there Is simply the result of Christian injustice and will make In fidels and In that way every where Christians are making ten Infidels where Infidels make one CAMPBELLITE GOOSE EGG The Indianapolis News of Monday September prints about the people at church the day before the follow at church 7970 Women at church13423 Total 21393 Churches In the City 167 Churches In the City from which the attendance was ta ken 113 Population of the City estl tlmated 188019Perc-entage of population at tending churches based on the figures obtained 115 Detailed reports show imt of these 9155 wero Catholics The number of mon and tho number of women In each cliurca is given separately the women being nearly twice as many as the men The men at one Christian Campbelllte church and ono Reform ed church are marked 0 Goose Egg From Salisbury N C Truth index Wo print on our first page today an article on Roosevelt and the Pope It is not published as mere filling rather because it seems to abound in many truths not only jusledtho Presidents affiliation with the Jesuits but many press dispatches and ofilclal actions which Indicate ac tual conditions This Romish ques tion like anarchy Is ono that the American people must sooner or later confront In this matter wo believe tho old axiom an ounco of proven thou is worth a pound of cure Is a good guide Tho above is Dr Wilsons article taken from the Blade THOS L- JOHNSON CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OUGHTrTO PAY ME 200000 Tom L Johnson of Cleveland has been nominated for President of tho United States and Rev Herbert S kBIgelow of the Vine street Congregational Church Cincinnati was nom inated for Secretary of State Rev Blgelow came to mo at a Cincinnati Infidel Congress and Introducing him self to me said have never done anything gj od enough to have beenI liSamwho has done that acceptingwhich he gave rich people the devil for tho way they are robbing the poor duringhisTo the best of my knowledge and belief following Is trueIJust before tho Civil War my fath Georgetownfather and grandfather 1000000 the money then being equal to gold The Civil War came on and the Johnsons paid Mr Peak by bankrupt notices distinctly recollect when several times Mr Peak got theso no tices The Johnsons continued to live In very elegant and costly style and Tom Johnson went to Cleveland 0 ownInged out in that Northern city as a millionarle leader of the poor people against the encroachment of the rich About three months ago my niece by marriage Miss Corinne Peak of Georgetown Ky wrote to Tom John son and sent him In the letter a JohnsonsfatherPeak explaining to him that she was one of the heirs of her grandfathers estate and telling him that her fath er had recently died nmi thn tho acceptablehtoher old as she Miss Peak had heard that Mr Johnson was now a very rich man iftot have been presented when It was due thatJohnson andhadtice and it looks like a bluff that the UnitedStateswho he thought would not know any better There were five heirs to the tate and my wifes share would be according to my best Judgment centfromof grace 1902 but if Tom will just send my wife an even 200000 It will make his campaign speeches sound better to me when he Is giving rich people hell for robbing the poor ones ROOSEVELTS CLOSE CALL Any good woman or man was shocked to hear of the accident that befell the President but the question naturally arises Why does God treat championedhutslittle atnelst In the account there occurs the fol lowing Impendingdangerbe averted ho was heard to say Oh my God and then lie was hurled through tho air and fell under tho car mutilatedChristiandaughter LouisIlle InNewPresbyterian preacher In the whole South was all ground up under car poorCraigIf God Is hacking the Christian re devillikeand grind mo up into Boulogne sau sage under electric car wheels In stead of killing all his friends Give It up ask me something easy BEHIND THE BARS 31498 My Book That Wrote In the Pen itentiary thetitlewroto while was a government prisoner in the Immense penitentiary at Columbus Ohio tho figures 31 498 being my prison number anideabook It Is neatly bound and seems to be regarded as quite readable For sale at this qfllce Price 100 or given as a premium for every 5 on club at tho 50cent rate CHARLES C MOORE f I c BLUE GRASS BLADE I REV GEORGE 0 BARNES THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN EVANGELIST Now the Apostle of DowIe Is Holding Forth In Lexington George O Barnes Is again preach ing In Lexington From tne Lexington Leaders port of Barnes present presence In Lexington I reprint the beginning and the end whicn are as follows Rev George O Barnes the famous evangelist who established Pink Cottage at Stanford around which beat the fiercest storm of criticism by the skeptics and Infidels and whose ministerial labors throughout Ken tucky and the South have made his name a byword in the religious world preached last night in the Odd Fel lows Temple on East Main street and will hold similar services tonight and tomorrow night and perhaps later in the week The Devil was beaten by this grand man of prayer the man that held the Devil at bay for three years and six months God took him up to heaven and his spirit was again brought forth in the person of John the Baptist and again in John Alexander Dowie Now you will say the fat is the fire and it is all over the cat is out of the bag am no wor shiper you all know me and my pro pensity for kicking over the traces No I worship no man but I do love John Alexander Dowie for his works sake and I do earnestly believe that mantle of Elijah has fallen upon Dowies shoulders and behind his steps come those of Jesus Christ Dowie has been greatly traduced peo pIe saying that he worked only for his own pocket I say this is a lie as great as the Devil ever told and he Is the prince of liars and has always been so John Alexander Dowie has a following of from 60000 to 70000 souls At first he stood before a small band and asked who they wished to lead them and they cried out for him the man they delight in His first step was to establish a bank and though the great financial Insti tutions of Chicago have tried to break it it cant be done It is run for the good of Christ and you cant break it I love Dr Dowie as a social gentleman A year before he ever thought of being known as a prophet I announced in the InteriorJournal Waltons paper at Stanfordthat he had the spirit of Lord and was like unto John the Baptist Dowie has built the city of Zion comprising F 000 acres of the best land in Illinois 2 He lives there in a modest way and dress Ss + than I do Ho ol1owlng outtnf wOt s0ttornitn by our God r A resume of Barnes career as nearly all can recall It Is as follows He began as a regularly ordained Presbyterian preacher and spe- ntisome years with his family In India as a missionary came back to Ken tucky where he was born he was born before he went to India and was excommunicated from the Pres byterian church for heresy He established the Pink Cottage near Stanford Ky where for two or three years many miracles were wrought in answer to prayer The Pink Cottage failed and many of Barnes friends lost money by it my first cousin Col John H Moore of Winchester Ky being the heaviest loser The Pink Cot tage was finally entirely consumed by fire and never resumed business at the same old stand Walton now the editor of the Lex ington Democrat then edited the Interior Journal at Stanford and made a fortune by being Barnes or ganBarnes then began miraculous healings by annointing with oil carry ing constantly with him in his watch pocket held by a silver chain a flask about the size and shape of an ordi nary silver watch containing olive oil He would annotnt with barely enough to grease the end of his right fore finger by touching It on the forehead of any kind of sick or afflict ed persons pronouncing them healed He did this before immense au diences in Kentucky He then went taking with him all the time to Englandl and preached that Queen Victoria was of the family of one of the ten lost tribes of the Jews and that she was the head of the whole Christian religion of the whole world During one of these sermons which were in the open air Barnes said In a letter to the Interior Journal that he had on his platform a large banner upon which was a picture of Jesus Christ He said that during one of his sermons he took his Barnes not Jesus silk hat and threw it right against the picture of Jesus and said that his reason for doing so was to attract the attention of the crowds of people who were passing by without paying any attention to him He then abandoned the Queen Victoria theory of theology and came back to Kentucky and preached the Gospel of Gilane There is no such word or name but he explained theIis love and nothing else He then went to live In Washing ton D C and hired a hall there to there created no Interest and for the last ten or fifteen years has been almost unheard of and only came to the front again when two or three months ago he announced his discovery that Dowio was Elijah and that Is now his theme Elijah in the Old Testament is the man who had the training of Elisha who caused two bears to eat up 42 children because they made k = facetious remarks about the thinness of his hair Kings 24 In the New Testament Elijah had a Job In the Weather Bureau and so shut off the rain that for three years and six months there was not a drop of rain on earth James weather reports of that day ac cldently fail to mention this dry spell The spirit of evolution seems to pervade religion even Jesus Christ had much to say against big bank accounts but now when a man wants to be a leading Christian his first step Is to estab lish a hank Barnes career is certainly In the Interest of Infidelity by showing that even now in Kentucky In the Ath ens of the West there Is no relic ious fraud too gross to have its fol lowers and of course that was much easier in the ignorant age and country of the men who made the Bible than It Is now In Kentucky BEHIND THE BARS DOING- MISSIONARY WORK Marston Mont Aug 23 02 Mr C C Moore Dear BrotherPlease put another R In my name and It will be all right MRS NELLIE MVICAR MARSTON am going to get you up another club to knock out tho Christians The G B will do it if anything will Enclosed find 100 for which send the Blade to the following two will send the balance soon Your books Behind the Bars are doing missionary work among the Chris tians I think It is better than the Blade for missionary work Liberals like the Blade but Chris tians have not even brains enough to read There was not one Liberal here when we came here and even now I do not know one outspoken liberal young lady I am going to try to or ganize a Liberal Sunday school here Most all the young people spend Sunday here anyway We sing eral songs read the Bible talk pol itics dance and have a jolly time and last but not least we read your interesting book Yours for liberty MRS NELLIE MVICAR MARSTON BLESS THAT WOMANS HEARTIF HAD PLENTY LIKE HER ID GET THAT 100000 South Fork Pa Aug 31 02 Dear Bro Moore Please send your paper one year to Charles Jones Portage Cambria Co wll acnd two m re Ihld1Qllt- Oon which will finish out my of 10 will also send 100 to renew my own subscription W L Moseby of Wells Tannery Pa is one of my club subscribers know him and knew he would enjoy reading your paper which is plum full every week of wit humor com mon sense and good sound solid facts Mr Mosebey Is a gentleman in ev ery sense of the word a good kind neighbor always ready and willing to help those in need and distress He Is very bright and intelligent and a good counselor often puzzling our ablest lawyers on points of law- never asked him but supposed his feelings were strongly for the South as he always wears gray cloth ing he didnt lay away the suit of gray to wear the union blue His picture would add grace to the Blade Magazine to which feel sure he will be a subscriber With best wishes for yourself and all people of freethought I remain MRS W FOWLER MIGHTY NIGH LOSING A LIFE LONG SUBSCRIBER Bracewell Ia Aug 02 Mr Charles C Moore- I send you the enclosed to show you how near you came to losing one of your lifelong subscribers The Re porter was I Very respectfullyA CommentThe enclosed was a clipping from the Lineville Tribune and reads thusly Religious services were held at the home of Wash owens last week The Rev Mr Copeland conducted the principal part of them Earnest ap peals were made to the sinners pres ent to come forward and get the ben efit of prayers of the saints The ap peal was irreslstable Every sinner present took advantage of the offer neighborhoodkins Unfortunately your correspondent was not present Roy said he was Just at the turning point when the meeting broke up about midnight with everybody wore out He dont know whether ho will have to com mence over again or where he left off next time Since then the Rev Mr Copeland Induced Wash to sell all his property to accompany him to Wyoming Just for ornamental pur poses When he got to the depot he left Wash the sack to hold Wash said he felt more like fighting but his religion prevented Wash thinks he notwithstandingest being 84 while Wash was only 72 The Divine also tried to elope with Washs daughter REPORTER Kenova W Va Sept GRev Mor ris Wilson who has for fifty years BaptistChurch fromherin frenzyHe and lived with his aged wife at Genoa a small InWayne JOHN D WHITE CALLS ME DOWN ON REV GEO BARNES THE PINK COT TAGE MAN Louisville Ky Sept 1902 Rev C C Moore My Dear SirYou say you are not willing to trust Rev George O Bible says Judge not lest ye be Judged and with what measure you mete It shall be measured to you dont take as much stock In the sayings of the Bible as you did as a Christian perigrinating preacher when at your own expense and rid ing your mothers colts you tramp ed from the settlements In the Blue Grass Region through the hill tanious region eastward from Big Hill and sat down to Goose Creek and saltcured and hickorysmoked ham yellowlegged chickens Beaten cuits and homemade preserves and pie Why leave out fish lioney sass afrac tea and maple sugar and corn cob pipes for smoked when I was a preacherEditor and rested In a big fat feather bed where you conned the plainest and most forceful phrases to be found from the first verse of Genesis clean through to the last letter of Revelations In order to sling them at the heathen and aided by your prayers to win the souls of the ungodly sinners dwelling In the dark wilderness of despair amid the crags o Clay near the city of Peth Manchester Ky Where ono man lived and two starved to death about 1860 A D Had you succeeded In converting the atheist Colonel Daniel Garrard no kin of mine and dont make that mistake again and had not been con verted yourself to a worse atheist than that Slue Grass blood which left kith and kin and located on the border of James Reynolds 69000 acre grant In Clay county Ky for reasons not necessary now to mention It Is very probable that Bro George O Barnes would have been spared the hardships of preaching the grand est sermons ever heard In Clay County on temperance domestic felicity and the Infinite love good ness and mercy of natures God More than to anyone Baptist Methodist Presbyterian Catholic Christian Unitarian or Episcopalian preachers known to me Id due to Rev George O Barnes a vote of thanks by the people of Southeast ern Kentucky for the broad and eral lectures which ho delivered on the subjects Just unumcrated It was only when ho got daft on his powers by prayer and his little bottle of oil used for anointing and vain efforts to heal physical ills In vio signallYJour eyes tb the good whJclfTTlaught in the Bible and are blind the good intentions of Bro Barnes He is seeking true light Help him and have faith in his good intentions you are honest and noble ISo is Bro Barnes Very truly Answer Al long intervals like angel visitsfew and far between when I have abbut made my mind that you had finally forg tten me there come from you letters like this always reminlscential and interesting and I always have said of you as I still doeven after the newspa per account recently or you clearing out those telephone fellows with a shot gunthat you are the only Con gressman that I ever saw that I was willing to associate with Taking your letter from the start even If it were of any special Impor tance to me what the Bible said its teaching Judge not lest ye be Judged is contradicted by its better teaching Judge not according to the righteousjudgmentYou cant do any good quoting the Bible When the Devil and Jesus Christ got into a scripture quoting schap the Devil just everlastingly par alyzed J C See Luke 911 No I dont take much stock in the sayings of the Bible Geology that found In the crags o Clay was one of the first things that made me see that Moses had made mistakes as Ingersoll some years later sug gested Your apparent reflection upon the character of old Colonel Garrard by ClayCounty evlername are in the famous Clay county feuds It looks strange if religion does any good that right In the midst of the scenes where I preached and where afterwards Barnes came along and preached are the most horrible feuds and assassinations known in the history of America- I hope that your surmise that Barnes Became daft is accurate for no other theory Is consistent with any supposition that he is honest There has always been method in reallydaftown interests as for them and Barnes has always turned up on the winning side as In his present advocacy of DowieI heard of anybody calling me daft but Ive been called crazy a thousand times With me the chances were not even even I was always an the losing side Just like Barnes was on the win ning side gamesthatconvergentin itinAll the good in the Bible I could put In one chapter that would not InEpictetusble is what Mary Mac Lane calla sand and barrenness It Dames intentions wore unselfish R and seeking true light dont think mine were If am honest and noble I dont think Barnes Is do not think that two men could be more unlike than Brother Barnes and Yours fraternally CHARLES MOORE RELIGIOUS Nothing Is printed under this head except what has been printed In oth er newspapers Such Items either for or against religion are requested The trial of Rev J A Sawyer the Dover Ky pastor who has been suspended for four months from the conference resulted In a complete ex oneration His name had been coupled with that of Mrs Keith a prominent widow of Dover London Sept According to the Daily Chronicles Rome correspondent a well known ecclesiastic has for warded a remarkable petition to the Pope In the interest of civilized so ciety and honor of religion In Italy He begs the Pontiff to grant plen ary indulgence to all priests and monks who shall wash themselves daily with extra partial Indulgence to those shaving regularly at least three times a week during a specified period In Italian seminaries and monaste ries the noviates traditional sanc tity of dirt still holds sway In most of them soap hair brushes and looking glasses are worldly luxuries cluded by rule The Pope on certain occasions has evinced annoyance at the unkempt condition of the monks who have come In close contact with his person xx From the number of fights that oc cur on Sunday it would seem that Americans have not yet arrived at that state of cultivation to enable them to profitably spend even one idle day GlobeJDemocrat xx St Louis remembered the Sabbath day to keep It perforatedGlobe Democrat After all the Old Testament prophets had been given a black complex ion the preacher proved that Christ was of the colored race alsoStL- ouis Star At Terrell Texas W W Romans his wife and daughter Miss Lulu were all put in the insane asylum at once from religious excitement at a camp meeting at Cottondale ROASIN YEARS The Man Who Raises the Finest In the World Frederick Md Aug 25 02 Mr C C Moore Dear AtheistIhave sent you to PleasewendK Henry When she sees them and tests them she will wish that her vine was bearing For wine and Jelly they cannot be beat I hope they will reach you in good condition Yours respectfully AARON DAVIS CommentIf the man who makes the two blades of grass grow where one grew before is a benefactor old Brother Davis Is one Every Infidel in America who plants what we call In Kentucky roasin years table corn should send to old Bro Davis for seed of the roasting ear corn which he pro duced I suppose it is the finest In the world It Is the most palatable comes early and the ear remains soft and edible longer than any I have ever seen I expect to raise it the balance of my life and would like to take some of the seed along to heav en when I go If shrouds dont have pockets they can tie a little bag of it around my day every year old Bro Davis reckon hes kin to Jeffrings his farm bell long and loud while he hoists the Yankee Hag over his house It is on the birthday of Paine In gersoll or myself forget which hope its mine Dec 20 SHE GOT SEVEN SUBCSRIB ERS WITHOUT ANY TROUBLE Severy Kansas Sept 3 02 Publisher of the Blade DearSJrYou will see by the en closed subscription list that those sample copies you sent me have borne the fruit and it was so easily done I gave my neighbors when they came to see me each a sample copy and told them I wished to get up a a club and behold the result I did not 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wo man in this country todaywrites early and often for your paper will call ninetynine thousand of the read ers for whom you advertise- want to be one I enclose 100 so please send the Blade to me here Yours very truly- MARILLA M RICKER CommentCome mighty near being Rucker Miss is as good as a mile but dont know whether she is Miss or Mrs She and dont exactly agree about Mrs Henry but in the roundup its about the same- say that Mrs Henry is the gest woman in the world of her size In Sister Rickers letter Is the fol lowing newspaper clipping The employment of a gifted young woman to whistle during a part of the musical features of the service at a fashionable church in New York has proven so successful that other churches are likely to adopt the plan It seems to bo a case of Whistle lassie whistle and youll get the men to come to church Her letter head shows that she is an Attorney and Counselor at Law Burns song Whistle and Ill come to you my lad would be good THREE WILLIES AND A BOOST FOR MARY MAC LANE Columbus 0 Aug 1092 Charles C Moore Jas E Hughes Two Blue Grass Blades of Lexington Dear Bro DovilsAs little Mary Mac Lane might call you Been an invalid and thought you would Just stop when you heard no more from me with my money Enclosed please find 31liO for Mary Mac Lanes book 100 for the Blade and 50 cents for linotype I am too feeble to stand- I am sending for Marys book be cause I want some young ladies to read it and because I foretell Its suppression and trouble just as I did for Kidders Virgin Mary Im pleased with Dr Wilsons re view of Mary Mac Lane I am not surprised at her freaky ways member that at I was Just as wild to write up societys hellishness as saw it cornering young girls Every generation produces women Iconoclasts from tie second century on until now- Records give dates of so many great women between the years 150 and 1600 Think of the grand Mary Wallstonccrafts vindication of the rights of women in 1792 and on and on to our own grand and good Josephine K Henry a manywouldbe makebeNevesif sho lives get into trouble over be ing candid In exposing the wouldbe lords and ladies Its the way she will be developed into a thinker and real power In free thought work If brought into organ ized departments Get her on your stan or writers en courage her Independent though wild style It will help you to get the million subscribers And as she Is experienced in tho hellishness at tho hands of others as we have and thus our eyes are opened and we are In the fight for freedom to the race so sooner will be H M LYNDALL ABOUT THE DR HAMMER PETITION Indianapolis Ind Aug 02 Charles C Mooro Bro Moore Tho petition for the release of Dr Hammer that you have standing In the Blade does not give any reason why the Governor is quested to pardon him If you will print some valid reason in the petition I will sign it I think this Is the reason that the majority of the Blade readers have not signed it I believe that the doctor should be pardoned because he did not have a fair trial and not because ho is an evidence I havo seen has con vinced me that ho acted strictly In selfdefense but do not like to ask tho Governor to pardon him without giving my reason Regards to your self and family am Yours very truly- J M BYLER AnswerI have repeatedly publish ed the reasons for asking for a par don Too long to keep standing If you believe he did not have a fair trial that alone is enough to warrant you in asking for his pardon If you were to write your reason tho Gov ernor could not take the time to read It POPE HAS A BIG WARDROBE supremeheadhavo the largest and most costly wardrobe In the whole civilized world Three large rooms at the Vatican hardly suffice to contain the Popes wardrobe and a special body servant is told off to keep it in order Each day in tho year has its appropriate garment which varies in color weight and value according to tho slippers alone are Innumerable all being made of velvet and embroidered and the Pope has no excuse for not knowing his left foot from his right for the design is different on each slipper The right slipper which Is tho one presented for the kisses of tho faithful bears a cross of gold thread the left bears the ordinary papal design of tiara and keys Tho gloves are if anything more numer madeof with pearls The wool for tho gloves and for all the garments of the holy father Into which wool enters Is the product of a special flock of sheep dedicated for the rUose by a fam ily who have hall tuo special privi lege of supplying the Pope with wool since tho ecnth Century The pal Hi which Is tho symbol of sacerdotal authority Is usually woven of this wool by nuns the lambs who supply the wool having been specially blessed by the pope on Jan 21 every year Many of the most magnificent papal vestments thick with gold em broidery and jewels havo not been worn for a very long time since the loss of temporal power put an end to the great public ceremonies but they remain in the guarda roba Jealously watched by tho guardians who yet hope to see tho old order of papal sovereignty restored in the eyes of the world Chicago RecordHerald SILLY IMITAoN OF BRANN Essex Junction Vt Aug 18 02 Charles C Moore Dear SirThero happened to fall Into my hands a few days ago a copy of Reeds Isonomy a silly imita tion of Brann and I learned for tho first time that a liberal paper was published In Kentucky You will please me if you will send me a few copies of the Blue Grass Blade that I may see Its purport I may subscribe and get others too Yours respectfullyD HAYS CommentTwo or more friends have written mo that I did wrong in writing about Isonomy because It advert-ised it My Idea is that the more wo know of these things the better Catholics of course know about such publications as Isonomy and no Infidel Is going to pay for it and when he investigates he will find that it is a Jesuit publication and we will have learned that Catholics are will ther doctrne before the world DOC ON OLD BRO MACK In this Issue Dr Wilson says some things about old Brother McKinley that may sound a little hard on him McKinley was a good friend to me iiand I revere his memory and though I always thought he ought to have re biked Thompson stronger than ho did appreciate what ho did t never can condone the Philippineiand Chinese wars but I believe the Cuban war was right and that Mc Kinley was led Into the others be cause he did not know what else to do Mrs Hettie Fisher McWilliams sues for divorce from Rev Robert Mc Wlllams Charge brutal and inhuman tt trvJ3ACEHQRSEIAMEa Among the first outside printing Mr Hughes got to do on our fine lin otype was a trotting horse catalogue There were three horses named Vol taire Bob Ingersoil and Charley Moore COLLEGE of MEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material FEES MODERATE Fall term opens in September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE RESSLER M Secy 245247 Ashland Ave Chicago III LAUGHLINFOUNTAIN PEN The Best at Price Sent on approval to responsible people Pocket Companion of never ending usefulness a source constant pleasure and comfort To test the merits Blue Grass Blade as an advertising medium our choice of these Igular styles super for to 300grades of other makes for only 11 oo I UncondltlonillyflaifinUM Try a webuy rive addltlonalle- Wears wlan youfher Ilk anyIredoniypefeet recelptollOI goodforJuitJOdays free of charge RememberThere No Laughllni ladles or LAUGHLIH MFG 400 Griswold St DETROIT MICH BLUE GRASS BLADE I Timely Topics THE GHOST HONORED Tho opening of tho parochial schools in Cincinnati last week tvaa celebrated in all the churches mass In honor of tho Holy Ghost doubt be thhavoyear LABOR DAY PARADE In Cincinnati Sept was a monster demonstration If they would vote as they march capital wouldnt bo one two three but they wont Tho m Jorlty vote as their priest and ward politician dictates and others cant back on tho parties the daddies voted with and in whit t they were reared and so their march- Ing goes for naught They wind u ifdollarschildren and their duty to conscience country and the ballot is ended organization is evolution and as Ion as they organize the patriotic an common sense few may hope to lea the Ignorant and Indifferent to a bet tel and higher understanding of la bor and citizenship MINISTERS SANG AND PRAYED Winona Lake Ind Aug 2GSpl Through all last night 300 preachers who are attending the Bible ference prayed and sang In the chapel It was tho first all nlght prayer meeting In tho history of tho instl tution After midnight and before dawn tho scene became very emo tlonal Preachers whoso methods have proved Ineffective in com munltles broke down and cried as they pleaded for divine guidance Special prayer was offered for the President and his guidance in nation al affairs At intervals preachers sang and then dropped again to their knees This is a plain caso of holy hyster- Ics What those preachers who have been failures really need is not lino guidance but common sense POPE TALKS OF TAFT Rome Aug 23The Pope In dis cussing tho Taft mission with men hers of the Vatican Is quoted as say- Ing that tho mission was tho first step in the direction of permanet tt diplomatic relations between the Va ican and America and he hoped th result of the negotiations would at an early date to the appointme- of a permanent representative at the Vatican Can any one now doubt that Roosevelt has turned traitor and sold out r to the Catholic church At the reo cent State Conclave of the Catholic Knights held in Cincinnati Arch JstanllrheglintoWhat will the result be What al ready Is tho result Why the Re publican Party instead of the Dem ocratic has become the party of cor ruption Tho same foul bird that 10luteWith this burden of corruption and foreign stencn lifted from its shoulders the Democratic party wi now afforded the opportunity return to tho principles of Jefferson and once more become tho standard bearer of human rights IllrCENSORSHIP OF THE PRESS It is not generally known that the American people are cut off from all foreign news derogatory to priest craft and kingcraft and that the tle given us comes through return- Ing individuals and newspaper men I sAlland next by the Associated Press on this side The German newspapers New York are the only papers In th country giving the exact foreign Tho American press dare not quo them Tho subsidization of tho Ante religionis11111IFACTIONAL FIGHTS IN THE SACRED COLLEG- It is a matter of history that in no other organization of men in all the world Is there so much wire pullin g Jealousy Intrigue and oven murder as in the Sacred Collego presided over by tho Individual enacting tho role of God on earth Popes havoFbecn poisoned and put out of the way by more violent means And Popes themselves have likewise gotten rid of objectionable cardinals Tho Sacred College is now all torn up in anticipation of tho earl election of a new Pope One factio- is led by Cardinal Ram poll Secretary of Stato whose management is gen orally condemned Even Popo Leo tho infallible Is openly criticised Heretofore Leo has been extolled as tho greatest statesman of the age Ho could not err on temporal questions Now It Is generally declared by manyI members of tho Sacred College thatC abilitytact that ho never know how to or prevent the encroachment of MasonsI Infidels Socialiststhat his ac tlon has been absolutely nothing ami that from the very beginning of hisIgovernment ho has been on dress pa made and hind In view only his own glorification to tho detriment of trt Catholicism and that ho has been the worst enemy of France Jingals of his own Sacred xxIDR BEET SILENCED Dr J Agar Boot tho best known theologian of the English Wesleya- Conferenco recently published tt worltsIhe Last Things and Th Immortality of tho Soul for whit r 111 ho has been censured and silenced but not cxpcllol Tho Special Committee having ease in hand recommended that view of tho dread solemnity and art milled mystery of the subject and e necessity of allowing some free of opinion on It and out of gard to the fidelity of Dr Beet to general system of doctrine tho con fcrenco take no further step Jn tho matter on condition that Dr Bee does not teach In tho pulpit tho doc trine of his book and that ho pub afishes nothing further on tho subject except with tho consent of tho con ference ohyepho peeps his thoughts strictly t and so act a lieda case of Ittheologians muzzling the best Known theologians of their Church Pr Bee theologldof his silence Now he must pretend to teach as true what ho does not believe is true or keep his honest convictions to hint self In order to keep his place Just which Is tho most contempt life hypocrite tho conference or D Beet It is hard to say appreciate tho position of a man advanced in life who faces tho loss of his only means of income for til privilege of expressing his opinion It is a momentous Question to any man But if a man be made of tho stuff from which martyrs patriots and are made he will not act the by ocrlto at anothers command Ho will rise up and say To hell with th whole push of youI will think m thought and say my Ray Lord and Master of myself though nod Him self wto president of that committee of Investigation IS MKINLEY FORGOTTEN SO SOON Is a question now being asked by many editors in their editorials pointing to tho fact that only 200 000 of tho 1500000 necessary for the erection of his tomb has been noised proos a square e ntgranite costing 500 is expenditure for marking tho burial pinefof any man however great great shafts to great men are mono strosities They are nothing but a meiueval attempt to follow tho fash- Ion of gorgeous burial of barbarous kings and popes The plait lint slab covering the re mains of Benjamin Franklin in the little graveyard in Philadelphia cos tharalin a common boulder Is good cnoug for McKinley His death by violence counts for nothing since he was the victim of his own political deals Measured b tho services done his country so long as the nation ignores by testimonial the services of Thomas Paine Robert Morris Stephen Glrard Francis Ma other heroes of tho Revo lllotionso long as a common brick vault is good enough to cover the mains of Thomas Jefferson why should tho people of this country a gorgeous mausoleum out rivalling those of oriental pings over William McKinley It is all nonsense anyhow A monument does not mope a man great In deathltheo great 0 Euripides hat thou est tho monument great was or raved on the tomb of that great philosopherbSome of tho finest and most exile thisBrowerto gravesmIn erecting a modest monument over man like Bursa or Robert Fulton or Samuel F B Morse or John Green Whittier They contributed Emach for all humanity But Wm McKlnley never contributed a word thought or iced which was of unlver sal benefit to mankind or which was superior to the average politician of the country or to the common soldier In the field To build a 1500000 monument to partfculnrlhile y t ements for lack of fresh air and prop er food Is a sample of Insanity con tlntially breaking out In the American character nThe failure to raise tho money has its amusing side The trusts for which was their pliable tool wont shell out Ho made them hundreds of mil lions and now that ho is dead they wont glorify him In stone It is tho old old story The mo ment you do an unprincipled thing some other man that moment ho ceases to respect you How can tho trusts havo any respect for McKIn ley pllIngof our great men In bronze or marble are object lessons to young America of these approve beside the cultivate tho taste for art Bu many of these statues are of men of toinferior parts while those who have shed luster upon tho arts and life ture and tho sciences go Is time that public sentiment shift this perpetuating tho memory of men whoso only recommendation for honor is action In brutal war and their place erect statues of some oftan tho great women of America 11XXvoNEWPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY publlh was recently completed and dedicated eloquent speeches being made its prominent citizens all picturing tho benefits of broad and liberal ed Mr G G Ilubbel of Cin clnnati tho wellknown scholar am member of the Society of Psycical Re arch gratuitously offered a copy of SpirRunof Directors Two months having elapsed and Secretaryrwas called for by tho readers of Newport tdbeing the Secretary of the Board and that her father would not permit the book in tho library as all religious books were burred by a rule of tho Board thett power a rejectedandIupon an demanded a reason for rejecting his book and an explanation for not re tourta was not a religious book but touched on religion only incidentally c c hadIwas religious and could not bo accepted Well replied Mr Hubble have reard tary but they leave it to me to de tide upon ids matter Well I will not leave It to you briotg and before Mr Carnegie and see if 1just ono man shall exercise his preju thlDa s an Agnostic Ho is donating a lot of Pyrived from reading and ho believes that he can best benefit communities by furnishing them with general read ing He made a great mistake however in not stipulating in his contracts to building libraries that all the grea liberal and Scientific authors shall bo admittedspecifying them name Here we find a great agnostic efactor of this community Newport Ky building a library which Is trolled by a brood of bigots who spurn with contempt Carnegies Ag nostlc jweas and kick them out of the magnificent building he has erected or them I have recently submitted Judge WalteJs magnificent work History of the Christian religion to the year Tw Hundred It will most probably no be accepted in which case I intent- expressing tile book to Mr Carnegie and giving him statement of the ptHhdirection we will bring the matter tho attention of the people of Net Port yMr Hubbell is a scholarly SpiritualismIn reputatlona dNttenrow and bigoted that It makes law prohibiting such works In the Interests and advancement of the people n halt should bo called on the prej udlco exercised by a few fanatics The Library contains tho Bible and several hundred other books on ligious subjects religIous orthodol x religiousbooksslstency pious prejudice lying hy pocrlsy and Inquisitorial spite 00TH CHUkCH FOR CLASSES NOT FOR MASSES Rov Geo L McNutt a Presbyterian preacher observing that the working man did not come to chore and that church influence seemingly could not reach himsot about to find the reas amongthethree years talked to the laborer and learned his wants and ways and opinions The result was that he ceased preaching to his society patrons and organized a church at Marion In Mann built wholly by organized labor tie preaches that tho church as Is teaches caste and Is nothing a social fourhundredthat laboring peopie arc not wanted In rich church estint It is as much a club or brotherhood as any secret soclet c and tho membership sought aft quallficatlonsTho movement of Rev McNutt may spread until a mighty Labor church countryAnyhowtho papers awakens everybody to tho truth of his statement and is in 0 with evolution toward mental emanci potion from churchlsm altogether J B W Paris Aug 3UCools Probst a government engineer assorts that tltVirgin is said to havo appeared but is brought eatdto o ave secretly by monks years ago Engineer Probst occupies a high position here and is a firm be Hover in tho Roman Catholic Rellg year ago ho took his wife who was aflllctcd with a malady tho tors had pronounced incurable to Lourdes expecting a cure by miracle thet CONDENSED 21iHarrison Okla Somo aro hurt at tlio Mary Mac Lane literature It grieves some much Now we may all let It alone Lach may try to at thin his or her highest ideal Shin othia re they not rlghtADA L SMITH Aunesvillo Oregon Enclosed ont want to miss a single copy hope to make you a donation to keep that lino running W P GILBERT Cameron MoEnclosed Is my name to send to Gov Cummins oak ing for pardon for Dr Hammer am going to help you to get those 100000 readers for the Blade next summer RAY H LIVENGOOD Answer Do it now while you are livin g6od Next summer you and may both bo dead and In heaven Do it now before such a misfortune be falls us Cincinnati 0I send you this new club at my own expense they are promising to pay me back If they like tho Blade as I am sure they will They are people who need en couragement from such wise heads Mesdames Henry and Closz and Charles Moore and Dr Wilson and our beloved brother president Bowles wish the last would write oftener What has become of Ki- llderA M KRONE Answer Dunno thnk Kidder Is dead and gone to heaven or got mar rigid or some else dreadful Hes In tho oil business slick you knowand the last heard of him he was working the rabbit foot to got the ope to adopt his oil for extreme u Dennison 0I shall send another club in a few days as a party here wants one of Greers books as a premium and she Is getting subscrlb youttho age of at least 100 years and fight the skypilot combination until it gives up the ghost whatever that Is GEORGE O ROBERTS Bmluy KansasI am going to get you another club as soon as busy work Is over cant do without uo P ades M MDONALD r NolIc3Vine IndEnclosed 100 for other yearM A DALY I sevtadmhis payforpredoueA B FOX centvs FAHNESTOCKrFrederick MelI send you one Dtagnngrow personaldevil osor cal heaven and tuey cant run their machine without these AARON DAVIS heardfromB WALTON reportherselfa straight goods Infidel It wont be long before nobody will ever heat from her Dennison O Enclosed 250 for club am glad your likeness which Is a good one will continue to adorn the title page of the B B wish all of your writers like the Free thought Magazine would not only puotasIfaces and compare my deductions with their writings Your Comment wasjustanything DGreerGEORGE O ROBERTS ORolJerts 200LItDR L L STOLL Cadott Wis Enclosed 100 for thfnlcer 5 God houses expect to get still more subscribers Want to see you get 25000 by September FRANK Zli lERMAN AnswerI suppose that if one out of every Blade readers would do as well as you uo I would get 25000 subscribers by September 1903 Monterey N L Mexico Glad you goltzlne will send tho money for Blade and tho MagW KARP Geneva Neb Enclosed 100 for renewal I may scud you a club rder am 70 years old and this without glassesJAS HOLJII Comment Fine and plain tvrllin Richmond Hill N Y Enclosed 50 perhapsCarroll Iowa Enclosed 1 lint 0 a kindly feeling for Mr Moore be cause I believe him absolutely hone est and well meaning Ho may not bo just right in everything but ho means to be RICHARD CONWAY Li HAMMERIREQUEST YOUR EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR A CUMMINS OF THE STATE OF IOWA TO PARDON DR MARION HAMMER OF NEWTON IOWA NOW IN THE PENITENTIARY AT FORT MAD ISON IOWA QUESTION OF BRO GEORGE AND MY ANSWER Dennison Ohio Aug 30 1902 Charles C Moore Editor In your club of 20 subscribers B Is the preml Paine s Complete Works Students Il lustrated Edition as sold by Peter Eckler Yours truly GEORGE ROBERTS AnswerYes the Illustrated Edi Ion In volumes at 100 for each volunnetiyou get for less equal which In a club o 20 Is 30 cents each for the Blade a little over onehalf cent a copy the cheapest Infidel literature in the world THE RUSTIC FILISOFER Too many people expect to lineal Into heaven through long prayers In stead of trying to deserve to got there by good actions xx It will be a sorry day for some preachers when God Almighty takes to auditing his personal cash ac counts xx To be Christlike Is to bo as much unlike real manliness as Is Bible for man to be xx Some men are permitted to retain their good standing at church and ye sell five and tencent cigars out o the same box xx hartting children Next to eternal death the most fearful thing to contemplate Is eternal life xx No man can really believe that the Mighty Maker died for Man creatures sins xx It Is expected that Sam Small will move Into 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DICKEYiREMtEDYn THE BEST LINE G Jf I QI1 4 BLUE GRASS BLADErTHE MCORMICK COLUMNS These Two Columns are edited by Mr Ocorgo W McCormick who paid for that privilege When they nre 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 regular matter ot the Blade CHARLES C MOORS A GOLDEN OPPOR TUNITY FOR PRES IDENT ROOSEVELT BY JOSEPHINE HENRY In all the history of the cause of Woman Suffrage there never has been so opportune a time for a concen trated and vigorous effort to secure tho enfranchisement of American women as now The women of n 4country have ever better understood the political Issues or needs of a na tion or taken greater Interest in public questions municipal affairs Saul tation charities and philanthropies are influenced and managed largely by women and our public school I tern has almost pissed octlriy into their hands Political parties In their campaigns ileac for the influence or work of wontii and acknowledge ter the vututt are counted that women did it For the first time in the history of the American Republic the Pres ident of tho United States is an AVOWED Woman Suffragist Consid ering all these facts was there so opportune a time for America- women to make a bold strike for their political liberty When President Roosevelt was Governor of New York ho recom mended tho enfranchisement of the women of the State of New York his n message to the New York Legis lature he also in the same messag asked for a revision of tho law con trolling combinations and monopolies In his Eastern tour which he is making he said in his speech Fitchburg Mass on Labor Day that he is in favor of an amendment to the Costltutlon of the United States conferring additional power upon the federal government to deal with cor porations To deal with restrain and control giant monopolies for tit hest interests of all the people is o vast import but of far vaster Impor b tance is protecting the rights and lib erties of onehalf of the people of the United States The Constitution should be amended In order to giv the people the power to protect them selves from corporations Surely the onehalf tho people who are denied representation should be given power to protect themselves from the tax gatherer If political power Inheres In the people and toe women of tho United States are peo vIe If Truo government consists to theconSEnt ofthe governcduand Luxation without representation is tryanny there is a crying need for an amendment to tine National Con stitution making uese principles of our fundamentalI If President Roosevelt just and wise to enfranchise the wo men of the State of New York as he certainly did by asking for It In his message to the New York Legislature now that he Is President of the United States should not the same justice and wisdom be exercised In regard to the women of the entire Union If as he says he will recommend In his next mesage to Congress an amendment to the Constitution to protect the people from the greed of trusts which he also rccommeded to New York legislature in tire same message that he recommended Wo man Suffrage will he not sound tli clearest note of Americanism eve struck by a President of the United States and recommend in his mes sage to the next Congress an amendment to tho National Constltlon fo the enfranchisement of American wo men If President Roosevelt deem ed It wise and Just for women t have the ballot when he was Gover nor of New York American principles have not changed since then and women have been constantly proving their need and desire for po litical power The protection of tho human rights of half the people will be a big factor In the equitable adjustment of finan vial affairs but President Roosevelt seems to have forgotten American women Woman has always been a forgotten factor in politics but if he Is reminded of this oversight he may see his opportunity to place iris administration in advance of that o ie Immortal Lincoln Now is the accepted time for the National and State Suffrage organi zations and ali friends of womans enfranchisement to bring all their in fluence to bear upon President Roosevelt to recommend in his mes sage to our next Congress an amend i ment to the National Constitution en franchising the women of the Ameri can Republic Congress assembles In December and before that lovers of theirliberty have It In power to bring their Influence to bear upon an avowed Woman Suffrage President of the United Staes to sound a note In the American Congress that will echo around the earth Versailles Kentucky A SPIRIT MARRIAGE Mrs Sarah Williams of Detroit Michigan has just been married to the Spirit of Theodore Comstock a Michigan miller who has been dead a number of years So says the Chicago RecordHerald- A wedding with the groom left out IS something new under tho sun If bolomon lived in this day he would take back what he said It seems to me Mrs Sarah Wil Imams Is running less risk than any woman that ever entered the holy estate of matrimony It is conceded that marriage is a lottery and when enoughll1e tI knows what her fato may be Sho may capturoAn angel without wings or he may prove to bo a daisy of an other variety that will make her see constellations of stars In the matrimo nial firmament before death do them part Tho old adage white man Is mighty UNSARTIN has come to be an axiom and from tho condition of the domestic system white man seems to bo more UNSARTIN than the masculine of any other color That Mrs Sarah Williams Com stock and her spirit husband will agellif they do not It will be entirely Comstocks fault It is a dead cer talnty that Mr Comstock who has been dead a number of years will cusltresshis typewriter and he will not storm at her over her extravagance She andeMr Comstock will be as serene as a summer zephyr She can attend Womans Clubs days In a weep and never be reproved for neg lect of home duties or for falling to meet her hubby with a smile when SincenMrs privileges she seems to have made a wise choice and a match that was made In heaven It Is almost dead sure if Mrs Com stock ever has to sue her husband for a divorce he will not appear to geteIf there are children born of this marriage there may be trouble lin-erge the patcrnltf of lire children but inIThere Is a food boo that tells of a spirit father but this book also says there shall be neither marrying nor giving In marriage In heaven but no doubt Mr Comstock who has specialfAnother advantage Mrs Comstock will have she will never have to wear mourning and get herself up departeMany men would have been hap pier and better off In every way if they had selected spirit wives that had been dead many years than the wives they wooed and won on earth and many women would have displayed greater wisdom to have done just as Mrs Sarah Williams Comstock has doneIJOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky A NEW PAMPHLET I am just In receipt of a pamphlet on Jonoh and the Whale written by that able and untiring worker in tho Freethought cause L De Witt Griswold of Kingston New York Jonah and the Whale are the most celebrated characters In the Bible for moro people know what Jo nah and what the whale did than any other characters In the Holy hook Mr Griswold has ably truth fully and fearlessly dismissed this event In Its religious Mythological Astronomical and Physiological as pects and proven by his able manner of handling his subject that Truth is made no worse by tho one itrpamphlet will be wonderful material for the Higher Critics and College professors and will no doubt ofrron Is It not time the American people soopromulgatedby2000 years ago The most Intelligent people both in and out of the churches have long since done so and Mr Griswolds emlgratlonyou want to read something Instruc Detfor his pamphlet on Jonah and tho Whale JOSEPHNE K BENdY Versailles Ky SENDS ME A TOM PAINE NAPKIN RING New Rochelle N Y Aug 19 302 Comrade Moore I salute Dr Wilson for his genial criticism of Comrade Mary Mac Lane Hope it will be her mascot She ought to use the letter E for D Then she would hit the bulls eyeEvil betide the man or boy who ever goes back on her I shall send her one of the unique Paine napkin rings If your consort wants one It will come to her It is hoped the N L P will put candidates in tho field In some state this year MaryMactainly any her book Yours to count on CAPT GEO W LOYD AnswerPlease accept my thanks hlclwrytreeAmericas greatest son havo a napkin to put in It and will try to scratch around and get something to eat so as to get an cuse for wiping my mouth Wlfey sends thanks In advance for ono she hopes you will send her WE INTEND TO MAKE THE NEW THELAND 1 PRAYER IN- POLITICS REV DR PITNER HELPS US FIDELS It is quite common for chaplains who are paid out of public money to ring In their political views Into their prayers anywhere from tho Congress of tho United States down tho Legislature of Kentucky but as a political praylst Rev Dr W F Pit ner Methodist of Clinton Iowa seems to just havo walked off with the whole bakery From the Clinton Iowa Dally Ad vertlser I take tho following THE OPENING PROCEEDINGS Chairman Miller of Clinton Calls Convention to Order The convention was called to order at 11 oclock by E L Miller chair man of the Clinton county Republican central committee Ho then introduced Rev Dr W F Pltner pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church who offered prayer Tho prayer was as unique as It was Interesting and perhaps the first ono ever delivered in Iowa winning tremendous applause at its close Dr Pitners prayer was as follows 0 God our Heavenly Father Crea tor of the Universe ruler of nations we Invoke Thy presence and blessing upon this convention now assembled There are gathered her representa tives of the grandest old political patty and the grandest state of the grandest nation of this grand old world to select one of their number to represent them in tho lawmaking body of our state May the best ma be nominated It Is too much to ask that a saint be nominated for a saint could not be elected But give us the best man that can be elected We thank theo for the birth of the party for the history of the party Its rec ord Is replete with glorious successes Wo have made mistakes elevated un worthy men to positions of trust who made bad laws but barring these the party has given to this country great men We want men to r nize Gods authority and the peoples needs Only one can bo elected He delelatesalldidates have no ill will Give ust harmony and success for Christs flake Amen Tho applause which followed tho rendering of the prayer was loud Every delegate of the large asse blY 1lurIngconvention would not walt until the Amen was reached At the pression of the clergyman to tho ef fect that he did not asic a saint he o nominated for tho reason that a saint could not bo elected many of the delegates gave appreciation by laughter and smiles The clergy man continued and at tho conclusion of tho prayer delegates spectators and all broke forth in applause The prayer was all over Delegates at once commenced making comments about it All admitted It was a recordbreaker The Dealmar Iowa Journal In commenting on this prayer says Evidently Rev Pitner of Clinton alms to be reasonable when ho asks any favors of God In his convention prayer Wednesday ho told God tha It would bo asking too much to ask that a saint be nominated that saint could not bo elected But he wanted was that the best man tha could be elected should bo nominated Since then a good many have beep wondering whether tho joke is on the Republicans the Democrats on Pit ner or on God The Clinton Iowa Morning Ago saysThe sensational appeal made to AI mighty God before a public assembly by Rev Dr Pitner in behalf of the Republican party Is an act taken as a whole which that gentleman will prob ably live to regret An Invocation to the Lord God of Hosts which provokes merriment and applause by an au dience standing and with bowed heads cannot and must not be digni fied with the solemn and sacred word prayer Tho doctor has hosts o friends In this city who wish It migh- have been otherwise Such examples of the Individual familiarity with the Heavenly Father not only shocks the finer feelings of men and women hut leads even the religiously inclined In to the meshes of modern socialism and Into the darkness of modern fidelity t Tho dig at Infidelity In the of the Age about the darkness o modern Infidelity though It sounds like Irony in the editor who is de scanting upon the darkness of modern Christianity is what we may for some years yet reasonably expect in lit Agethattianity for their bread and butter but alleo samee like Mellcan man tho editor of tho Ago tells the truth slybustersIf it were not for tho assistance that priests and preadiers furnish to Infidelity Infidel editors would have to quit For SaleENGLISH SETTERSFine litter of English Setter Pups registered stock For full information and pedigree CormanyNo CINCINNATI OHIO f J BRO JONES REPLIES Brother Charles Tho trend of your Comment on my letter published In tho Blndo of August Indicates that you did not fully comprehend my purpose It was no thought of mlno to defend the Church against any error it may have made or nay wrong It may have committed The only purpose had in view was to defend against what regarded as unreason able and unjust charges ns the letter Itself plainly implies Tho wrongs of the cnurch and the animosities of Christians against In fidels to which you allude arc all known to me and admitted in my letter as you will find by reviewing it But are wo to Infer from this that Christians aro wanting to de stray tho government and the liber ties which It guarantees to them There Is no doubt but that they would destroy Infidelity root and branch If they could not however because they are necessarily bad people but because they believe that Infidelity is a great evil just as believe tnat the Christian theology is a great evil The object of this contest tween tho Christians and Infidels is simply to antagonize and destroy 1each others creed leaving the citadel of civil and religious liberty unto nlshed and untouched You say that tho Christians aro forcing tho Bible into the public schools Suppose they are does that mean that they are seeking tho overthrow of the gov ernment or of civil liberty Havo not tho Christians as much right to force tho Bible Into tho public schools as the Infidels have to force it out of them Does not the Constitution give the same right to the Christian that it is given to withnit To my way of looking at things there Is nothing of an alarming char ncter in that diplomatic Interview be tween Judge Taft aura the Pope of satlsIfactoIllof tho brethren seem to think that rue Christians are bent on destroying this government and its liberties how can they do it if it bo true as you say that two thirrls of the people of the world aro Infidels and only one third of the people of tho United States aro church members As It appears to mo your own es tlmato of tho numerical difference tween Christians and Infidels Js in itself enough to calm all apprehen slon of any Immediate danger com Ing to the liberties of this government greatestdangerparties generally lice Ion the side of the majority as was tho case when the Infidels were in the minority Btit now since they have got in the ma jorlty and the Christians in tho min ority there Is reason to hope that all violence between tho parties will cease since Infidels have never been known to persecute tho Christians simply on account of their religious havo said in defense of the Christian Church I would have as readily and as willingly said in de tense of the Morman CHurch or any other church If I had felt it necessary to havo done so I fail to see that it adds immense ly to the interests of tine Freethought movement to claim Washington Jefferson and Franklin and a thous mid more like them as Infidels even theytmatter to make themselves thorough alltrageous in tho struggle for political freedom wore In the struggle for mental freedom like Palnos summer and sunshine patriots of tho Revolu tion might say a great deal moro on this subject but deem it unnecessary My letter stands side by side with your comment in the Blade Its readers can read both sides and judge for themselves I think I have at least made myself understood as not having written In any partisan spirit W S TONES Oakland Ky AnswerI do not believe that tho ngalnstCl1rlstians nottgenerousInbut they must not be like the In dians treeso straight up that it leaned over tho other way simplybecausetack You ask me a question and then answer it just as would fromflibertiesthen you make my answer Thero Is no doubt that they would destroy Inv fidelity root and branch If they is exactly all I have ever said wanttonailtheyliberties root and branch and thats what I call destroying the government InfidellibertylsThat Is not true of European gov religionA Christian has no more right to punish me for not believing In tho tireChristianGhost and yet the Christians of Ken bOlfovingIn You say ITavo not tho Christians as much right to force the Bible into tine Imblic schools as the Infidels havo to forco It out of them- answer A THOUSAND TIMES NOTho Constitution of this govern meat declares against tho support of any religion by law and you nro Hlmp ly asking mo If tho Christians havo not as much right to violate law as Infidels have to defend tho law I am astonished that any Infidel would ask such a question The Constitution gives tho sauna right to a Christian that it docs to an Infidel AND NO MORE The Christian has no more right to use the public schools to teach Chris tianity than tho Infidel has to use them to teach Infidelity Nor is this all The Christian has not nearly so much right to use tine public schools to teach Christianity as tho Infidel has to use them to teach Infidelity because tho law Is against supporting religion and Is not against support ing Infidelity Your argument that tho diplomacy between Judge Taft and the Pope Is all right becauso It was satisfac tory to both sides Is tho case of the lion and tho lamb lying down togeth er with the lamb inside the lion If they had disagreed it would not have been quite so bad but tho trou blo is that what this democratic government did was perfectly satisfactory to tho most imperious monarchy the world ever saw and what our Revolutionary fathers fought for was to get rid of any dealings with even a modified monarchy Twothirds of tho people of tho world aro Infidels but all tho ple do not live In tho United States Only one tinirfl of the people of the United States are church members but the twothirds that are not church members aro afraid of tho onethird that aro church members just as two rats are afraid of one cat It Is a disgraceful commentary on Infidelity but it Is true all the same that a hundred honest Infidels arc afraid of ono rascally preacher The reason why a minority of Chris tines can and do defeat a majority of Infidels Is that from tho beginning of Chritianity the Christians have been organized to impose upon Infi dels and Infidels never have been and aro not today at all organized to defend themselves against the Chris tiansAccording to your own plain state ment you think that n Mormon has as much right to force a Mormon anyAmericanIf you cant as your eyes are now see that it is a matter of Interest to tho Freethought movement that Washington Jefferson and Franklin were Freethinkers perhaps you need spectacles Try bifocals I think I have at least made my self understood HELPS ME OUT ON THE MARY MAC LANE RACKET Upland Iml Sept 2 02 Why tho criticisms pro and con in tho Blade of Charles C Moore and his views after reading tho Portrayal of Mary Mac Lane by herself Most assuredly throne can bo no fault attached to what ho plainly told his readers with random extracts taken from her book Mr Moore plainly stated that ho would not advise any ono to read the hook or to let it severely alone as havingtineand may add enough common sense wisdom and reason to rend and understand its true meaning verythankfulway of getting the story of this hith erto unheard of girl Mary Mac Lane at tho ago of Is most certainly of tho extraordinary not because she Is possessed of truth to nature but hearse of tho philoso phy of mind and character which portrayedthey exist in reality tho muchglori tied outward formalities of hocus pocus society to the contrary not is remarkable for her candor In confessing more than for tho genius claimed by herselfI M MORE HOT STUFF tineParisterday getting additional data in tho affair at tho Elks Fair which he pro ofirisLexIngtonDemocrat ItHisfunnyIt write it up atightEpiscopalianside tlftypeoJllewhat I had to say about it but itseemed sad to me and in tho absence ratherhoped suffererACCIDENT TO PREACHER Harrodsburg Ky Sept 3The 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