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Digital page images are linked to the text file. rotR- jt t ft BLADEI08 EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEKno It1n GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL XI NO 32 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28 E M 302 X100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE J flC Issue for one year JlOO Issues for one year 250 1 10 Issues for one year 400 100 Issues lor one year j t Terms100 per year In advance in clubs of five tOcents foreign t subscription 150 t iiMake all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the KyfI vise this oflice giving your old as well as t1new address1 When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old sub I scriber address ollp on the paper t i11lOW expiration of subscription an serve as a receipt as the date changes 11111J Ph are r responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers re coved until the paper is paid for in full up to date and ordered discon tinned Office of publication East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Olllce at Lexing ton Ky its Second Class Mall all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Cumberland Telephone 307 ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED ON APPLICATION Club Hates and Sample Copies The Blade will be sent for cent- a year each for any order for FIVE or more Sample copies will bo sen 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 coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until it empties into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touche- It do not believe that anybody ca contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this Ilqui 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 fo bread of the men of genius it ha wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpent- 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 Kidders Sacrament It consists of a beautiful sixteen page pamphlet printed in largo type with elegant paper cover The price Is 10 cents each or 12 for 100 COLLEGE of MEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Feur years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material FEES MODERATE Fall term opens in September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSLER MDSecy 245247 Ashland Ave Chicago III AN EYEOPENER FOR METHODIST WOMEN BY JOSEPHINE HENRY Tile following special dlspatcn to the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune will explain Itself arid should be an eye opener to Methodist women WOMAN SPOKE FROM PULiiT ANt MINISTER IS REBUKED E Conference Exonerates Rev Mr Mann and Rev Mr Durt London Ky Sept Todays ses sion of the Kentucky Conference of the E Church South was held In the chapel of the Sue Bennett Col lege to accommodate the largo at tendance A feature of the days business was th6 reprehension of the action of the Rev W W Green of Wilhiore by Presiding Elder John R DOPIng of the Danvlllo District In allowing a woman to occupy his pul pit which Is contrary to Methodist rules committee will report on the matter After the Investigation qf the conduct of the Rev S E Mann and the Hovd II Burt of More head both were exonerated- In the case of Presiding Elder Pol lltt of tho uovlngtori District who was charged with unbecoming con duct the Investigating Committee re ported that n trial would lie necessary and a Trial Committee of thirteen was appointed If the newspapers toll the truth the Kentucky Conference the 11 E Church South recently held In Lon don hind a big batch of Reverends whoso characters wore investigated charged with immorality unbecom ing ungentlemanly and unchris necdsdly a Methodist Conference is charac tel whitewash There are five essentials necessary Iyeical bricabrac a barrel of character white wash and a batch of Christian women cooking chicken an preparing feasts for their dear tors who have been galled of Go to preach the Gospel Any Confer once with a plentiful supply of these requisites Is always a rousing success At the London Conference the chartattar whitewashes had a big job not It was done artistically Each of the morally bo smirched Ambassadors of God came out of his trial as pure Ice and chaste as snow and flirt above suspicion than Caesars wife For all these angels of light un sullied by the contaminations of this wicked world St Peter will swing wide the pearly gate lint there will bo one castaway and his brother will he placed in the hands of a Com ogortmonkey but a woman that Is too much for Methodism to bear The members of this Methodist Con ference must have been men with past or their women associates may have left a bad Impression of the sex upon thou or they may have Imbibed theIChllChexclude from the pew the cHurch scullery thsprohibited datghternmen adany common sense not that this Incident at tho London Ken facie Conference would prove to tnem tho estimate tho church pal upon them If women had selfrespect enough to get out of the pews and stay out ChurchsStreet cougroson too dent pastor no moro donation parties no moro Pastors Aid So cieties no mote religious tions In the Pastors Study or the Sisters parlor Woman can go Into tho pow tho Pastors Study tho pastors hous tho Court House the prison or tho lunatic asylum hut tho PULPIT Is holy ground reserved for tho of the Lord What Is a saint of tho Lord at way am sure would not CacoI r sleeves when they white wash clerical character and gather In tho ducats whlloI o more du cates Dont they If exonerating preachers from r moral unchristian std unbecom ing conduct and making It a crime for a woman to occupy a pulpit does not open tho eyes of Methodist wo mon they are Indeed dead to self re npeci O sedulity thy name Woman Will tho sex never awake In the maj 1esty of womanhood and strike a death blow at such n diabolical system mr1l1 rl If there Is anything on this earth that needs vcntllatlonand pueblos flan it is the Church Council of ev cry brand The testimony In the star chamber trials of preachers is known only to tho Holy Mon The salacious testimony would horrify the reading public who read the average dally paper loaded down to tho margin with obscenities and scandals Most of which aro taking place in tho om of the Church of God and many Christians admit that the halt has never ben told P SWIlI the readers of the Blade please pass this on to Method 1st wo men A small spTffKWpinctimes kin a mighty conflagration If wo men ever take tho character Investi- gatlon contract in hands some of th clerical saints will have to take t the woods If Methodist women are fools enough for Christs sake to accept without protest such Insults they de serve all they get and more toy OLD BRO GREEN AND TEDDY AND THE KITTENS Old Brother Green of the Free thought Magazine Is a slick old poll tician been taking lessons from my cousin Carter Harrison in his town Old Brother Green is a straddler from way back In his last Mag he has a piece about Teddy that Is qs deftly manag ed as Armstrong Is working it for the Catholics I dont Iniow how much Teddy paid old Bro Green for It Bro Green starts out In true thodox Infidel style by blasting Ted for shying Tom Paine was a filthy little atheist and then ho does the ciirstacean act by telling a kitten story about Ted by which Ted malts a mash on Bro Green so that after all what Ted said about Tom was not so awful bad Bro Greens story in that Ted was lately staving around through Wash ington playing his favorite role o the man on horseback when he passed the opening Into a sewer down which he heard some poor littl young kittens crying Ted rode u and did not even dismount but he asked two little boys If they would illtget ttuhittpns nut M The bdys proud of an opportunity to do anything for the president an cabde headdhim by the heels and pulled him out with a bag full of kittens Teddy asked a man standing by o take sots of the kittens and th man sold he wound and Ted who not done a durn thing hut work his Jaw rode off without the bestowal Brart vote for himIt looks to mefo- Teds humanity to the kittens but not a thing does he have to say fo the boys who got them out or for th man who took care of them Thats the same old way of the world Old George Washington at old Bob Leo and Grant and Todd sat away off on their horses with spy whllaIn the snow with his musket the granddaddy of the present Ed dy VII with a 4500000 crown o his I head that sits in the throne England for the liberties of this country and Wash and Bob and Lys sees and Ted are piled over with hon or and His Accldentcy Ted the bran b3following onnfilthylittle Tedastory kittenrs no the kittens In 1to the next sower he came to he had n wife he took the kit ratseman sell them thne he gather up several dozen more kittens and sell them as the kittens the t resident saved and all the fellows that buy the kittens will tell tho President about It and tho President will give them all Government jobs thanot a cent poodevils Ivienovel a never bo hear of bussness a woman LIJYvA long account Chicago Inter Ocean begins as follows Mrs Carrie Nation the woman who tried to reform Kansas with a hatchet has joined Dowie At least JendlugdlRclplesit and say she will have to use her famous ax to break the barriers tween hOI and the reincarnated prophet It has a snapshot of Cousin Car rie while she Is praying Reminds me of Miss Laura Clay of Lexington when she Is addressing tho throne of grace In tIle Interest of woman suffrage May sound irreverent but its just as hard on Cousin Carrie as it Is on Miss WurnJ f u THE CJ ON NEW YORKS 400 The Best thing that I havo ever seen Intthe Courier Journal was an editorial on New Yorks I have never yet seen in any news paper jny commendation of the edl tqrlaUaijd there have been various pa parvenooorlalo fIon had about as much opportunity as any impecurnlous hayseed could ti ve to peep In on the 400 at the WaWlorfAstorla My nijro coup doell of them as far as it viant was confirmatory of the general reputation of those people namely that they are brainless and hearties set who neither know nor care f6tho suffering that Is in the world ml who are In the pursuit of happiness by n reckless expenditure of moody to gratify their appetites embracing probably lewdness in ex tremes between their men and wo jleflcit I in the CJs editorial Is that limits 400lsm to New York City iien the same thing inn re stricter form for the want of the re quisite money Is in Louisville and in Lexington and it is reasonable to sup pose tliUt If Mr Waterson and I liv ed in Now York and had the mone and th entree to the 400 he and would ItIWr Waterson himself Is one of n 400 compared with many people in cludln myself who have to live on limited means while ho wastes In nabsfs and which money would greatly en nancor the happiness of many men hdellectunllyP or1Itll ifL ivol iir jL wholesomedlittle homo ohd fuel with Looks and music and a few pictures ana other Inexpensive articles of vertu am ono especiallyblacksthe same obligation rests upon me to glen my little superabundance to the povertyl100 to give of their greet abundance to the poor that they never see or personally know and If Mr Water auperlOr r ures that constitute New Tortes 400 upeplo a good example evedr edvI amuses them as an exhibition of jealousy there being no reason to 0gf fofr ample by assisting to the full measure of our ability whether that b great or small those that we can help DIFFERANCE OF OPINION AIn the Blade of August 17th m friend Dr Wilson reviews Mary Mac Lane He tells some startling truths about women and am glad he does but from the following sentence In the article dissent lIe says Men nev er fall so low as women when they start down The fallen man Is of exactly the soma piece of goods as tho fallen wo 1man No better no worse Is it not rather unfair to handicap woman In every relation In life and give man every advantage std then condemn woman more severely for the same moral dollnquincles If were cot demned to the company of male or female moral leper would choose the woman for it is the most Arab o atdso n thaw of the man but If even It exceed ed it woman has less Incentive to cultivate her moral nature since she Is stamped as a nonenlty by tho sy tern tnat condones Immorality in men who themselves frame tho laws anti customs which make outcasts of im moral women am give too highs st places in church State and society to Immoral men Tho raising of tho mol al tone of society is far more Incumbent upon men than women They havo the religious political mid social machinery Inthelr hands and how ever low a woman may sink she will hind In the sewer o Immorality a en men as scarlet as she can be dyed 11ty Is an Immoral woman lower than an equally Immoral man For the lIfo of me cant see why It takes an Immoral man to mobs an Im moral woman ann it taKes an luau ur al woman males an immoral man when wo are considering the question ui chastity and when both reach the lowest depths of tho sower of immor ality why Is the woman lower than the man Our Christian civilization with its double code of morals says she is but reasoning from the standpoint that immorality has no sex and that men ad women are Immoral are ot the same shade of scarlet and equally low therefore dissent from Dr Wil sons nsseruon J K H ersallles K- ySPECIAL EDITION OF OLD TESTAMENT FO USE IN MEMPHIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS Memphis Tenn Memphis Is have a special edition of tho Bible About two months ago a large num ber of citzens petltoned the School Board to have a portion of the Bi ble read dally in o public schools without comment and the Lords prayer repeated After considerable discussion the boar by a vote ol three to two postponed action last month until the meeting tonight At tho meeting held tonight it was decided that nothing must read e which could give offense to Pro testant Catholic or Jew and a special committee was appointed consisting of a member from each denomination who would go over the Bible and se lect such parts as would be satisfac tory to all concerned This of course necessarily Is confined to the Old Testament on account of tho disbelief of the Jewish members In the New Testament CommentThe Infidel Is not In it supportIStill when they have to get ou an expurgated edition of the Bible to read In the public schools it shows that things are coming our way If a committee 9f Infidels had got ten up a Bible to be read in the schools out of the material of the Jewish and Christian Bible they would have gotten nearly all of it from the New Testament but the 1 thatthenif glnntlif lii thf ttlhtn That is a harder slam down of the Bible than Infidels propose There Is a good deal of the New Testament that would save 00 FAIR PREACHER Charges Her Convert with Betrayal and He is In Jail Tlpton Ind August JEllward jailhorellev Miss Ollie Van Busklrk a Hess Oangelistanion Miss Van Buskirk was handle a revival meeting at Rock Church a neighborhood particularly noted for its absence of the followers of the meek and lowly Nazarlne were she was having a largo often dance and n great deal of noisy en thusiasm Among her converts was young McClaln who professed faith and joined church and through the conversion a mutual friendship be IIigldignitariestrying to Induce McClnln to marry toeso says re main In jail until he rots before he will comply with their wishes Miss Van RtisKirk Is young good looking and well educated It Is said she has committed to memory whole books of the Bible and very seldom opens the Bible when giving out the text for her sermon DANIEL WEBSTER The Famous Christian Apologist An Old Brandy Soak No man In America has ever been bragged on so much by the Christians because ho was a Christian as Daniel Webster and ho was a Christian He was In favor of slaver and was a drunkard and got both Ideas out of the Bible The following about his liquor drinking is from the CourierJournal Whenever Daniel Webster visit ed Now York he occupied a famous double room on the first floor of tho Astor House there ho was accustom drinsk keeper was politically hostile to him and was constantly talking against him he one tiny went to the bar an asked in his best manner for a drip of broody After taking a truly Web sterlan slug of tho liquor ho smack ed his lips std placed a dollar on the counter Tho barkeeper tendered to him the change But Webster ing his fine head said No sir no change for such good liquor as that and grandly walkQd away The bar keeper was over afterward d ono of his most enthusiastic supporters Webster had bought him for ono dollar and a single sentence mid without his knowledge Cheyenne Indians are mad be souse the Government will not allow them to wind up their great religions festival with n sundanco and thoIusual sacrifice of human beings 4 INFIDEL PHIL ANTHROPIES Christians talk much about various things One of their stock phrases being that Infidels have founded no hospitalsIn Blade of some weeks ago I gave a detailed account refuting such charges and now quote Dr Nicholas Senn a renowned Chicago surgeon who has just returned from the Inter SEQinoHe says The finest hospital lever saw was owned by the Sultan of accountCorjelng possessed of human sympathies when the adherents of the Nazarlno are supposed to have a monopoly on such emotions Is our 2000 years old institution upon which the winds and thoughtand inundation because it Is known ImpulsesHndmoslem who is at tne head of a harem instead of a nunnery The heretical Sultans Idea of brotherhood even ex tends beyond his own domain and embraces the Christians who hate aim with a deadly hatred Dr Senn lIther states that no payment is iIiccepted by the m for lWfmdrs and foreigners a fact which the Doctor declares struck him as most cmarkablo which would Indicate hat hospitals of Christian countries to not maintain such accommodations or strangers and especially for aeathens and heretics Incidentally Dr Senn says that tho hospitals of t yOurVII should take up his primer and follow the Sultan JapanthatDr Senn remarks was impressed with the Japanese Red Cross- e Societ atgreatest and richest in the world With its 800000 members UTlfelUnita cf Ijft8 ltttbt1YWb11 tali SUi1r8tJa sons from the Japanese people icy J ire liberal educated progressive I f tthingAoftally with the reports of missionaries 1 and Archbishop Ireland ought to see Roosevelt and stop tho sending of mon to the Orient who make rev ports detrimental to Christian insti ji lotions This newspaper interview by Dr Senn covers hilt a few lines but It speaks volumes for the unspeakable andc k continuallysthat 4 plnilanthropfehough lefeverytiny J REVBARNES THE GLOBE TROTTING MOUN TAIN EVANGELIST RIDICULED BY HIS FORMER WOR SHIPPERS From Paris Ky Gazette Rev George Barnes has been slvlng heart to heart talks at Odd pastfieput his foot on the table Brother Barnes asserts that an Englishman ProlfitetElijaheruptions are tho beginning of the destruction of the world by fire If Dowle Is Elijah he ought to be able to prove that when on earth the oth er time he predicted he would some 1Johncamp of tho twelve tribes of Israel that Louis Saloshln and Twin Broth ers aro still mourning over It would be easy for Bro Darnel to get flour bon county people to believe that J Craddock is really Methusalah and these gold bugs are scraps of Judas Iscariot but they kinder hang back on Dowle and Elijah r The above Is copied Into the Ken iEditorunderkhe became n Christian and preyed In public and naked the blessing at the table Craddock is tho man who when tho preachers and distillers put mo In jail in Paris printed that hadfonce boon In a lunatic asylum at Lexington that ho knew to bo a lie DR HAMMER AT HOME Dr M R Hammer has heal In town JcasoHammer In tho Vina Kenoblo matter He Is looking well and reports kind treatment Ho Is working In tho tall oring department of tho penitentiary IowaI f f t 9 k Ylkltvr ilrt BLUE GRASS BLADE AN EX CATHOLIC REVIEWS JAMES ARMSTRONG AND THE ISONOMY Webster City Town Sept 302 w Dear Brother Moore enclose you manuscript from aI friend named James Russell of Man son Iowa In answer to Reeds Ison omy article of August Mr Russell and his wife are Ex Catholics and therefore are deserv ing of commendation from Infidels They live In an ultra Catholic com munity and their road Is not a pleasant one so far as religious Ideas are concerned but they are both as true as steel and well Informed and for a man of 25 years of age he Is as deep a thinker as know along atheistic lines lIe has Buchners Force and Nat ter down fine and can talk with the best of them and can quote Ingersoll by the hour His family consider him hound for hell of course and it be hooves us to cultivate men of his ability that our ranks may he replen ished as older ones drop out He has a brother who has written a hook The Seven Ages purporting to reconcile science and theology a t book of over 500 pages but think It would require an Innumerable num her of pages to accomplish such oath Mr Russell like yourself Is a far mer hence his little time for literary pursuits He is a strong temperance advocate and loses no opportunity to debate the subject either In public or private and has thereby Incurred much enmity locally on account of his views He says in a private letter to me accompanying this manuscript that am not afraid of any Catholic in de hate either oral or written but who go up against those Blade fellows have to go way back and sit down- however do not think his dim deuce is warranted and consider that having been raised In a Cath nile school he Is to be congratulated that he has any sense at all enjoyed a visit from Mr and Mrs Russell in June We had never met before and our acquaintance was th tough Infidel correspondence and has proved a most pleasant and profi table one If you could spare the time I you would write Brother and Sister Russell Gilmore City Iowa R F D No know you are busy but their roundings make an encouraging won i appreciated This Is a long account but the sub 1Irri x ycLt fnlly justifies It for I ittt iYnre Bro Russell will make hie mark In the world sooner or later Also inclose you an account of Sam Smalls drunkenness from the Des Moines News More funny and tragic things go lag the rounds of the press than one can keep tab on Best wishes HARRIET M CLOSZ following is Brother Russell letter Gilmoro City Iowa Sep 02 Editor Blue Grass Blade The Isonomy of August makes th following statement National life could not have ganized without religion neither could it have been made permanent It is the essence of the social bond Savages and barbarians could b drawn and held together by nothin else Hence it stands to reason that the Christian religion or the Catholic church has been one of the mos powerful factors of modern civiliza tion that It was Indispensable ing the middle ages and still exert- itilairs of the present time The materialist who cannot see any good In religion and religious or ganizations Is on the exact Intellect ual level with the orthodox who can not see any good In materialism According to the above statement re ligion is necessary In organization and yet the National Liberal Party was organized at Cincinnati January 1102 without any religion save that of Thomas Paine to do good If there Is not a big mistake somewhere this government was founded at least In part by men who professed no religion- It may be that religion Is thelies sence of the social bond with honeybees and that It Is through a want of religion that they starve to when separated from their queen bees have a religion the drones must ho the clergy and the killing of the drones Is a sort of French Revolu tion True tne Catholic church Is and has been a powerful factor In organ ization and she never failed to exer else her power regardless of reason and justice hut she has been pushed down by civilization and now she Is like a lion In a cage In the above statement The Isono my places Christianity on a level with the religion of savages which Is all right and in perfect harmony with the statement of Robert Inger soll that the naked savage kneeling before a wooden god Is the religions equal of the robed priests kneeling be fore the Image of the Virgin that the poor barbarian gathering roots and bark to protect himself from the evil spirits Is the religious equal of the Christian sprinkling himself with holy water Mr Ingersoll might have added that the poor barbarian In central Africa pronouncing oaths and curses In defiance of tho thunder which ho spiritsolic counting a rosary on a stormy night If tho Catholic church had the pow er superstition would again darken b the world and lanco of modern science would be broken by tho club Ignorant Catholicism tho Uiblo IOf he our guide and wo would go to tyranny and slavery to polygamy anti Illegitimacy to war and plunder to prayer anti fasting to huts and hovels to Ignorance and andIkled of beasts JAMES P RUSSELL CommentSince began the labor of Infidel propagnndlsm nearly ever thing have prophesied has tout true or Is coming true But there Is one thing now eventuating In religious matters that years ago I said II never expected to see that Is tho pro gress of the Presbyterian anti lic churches Those two sects the only two that I never eroI to live to see any Improvements thought It was nip and tuck be tween them as to which would be the bigger fool with the difference If any just a little In favor of tuck But the Presbyterian clinch all along the lire Just In a hind of foot ball center rush said they wcrnt go Ing to burn up any more babies In hell not even nonPresbyterian babies and now the world is expect ing the Presbyterian church just any time to say almost anything that Is heretical for Instance that even a Campbelllte will not have to go to hell If the poor devil does the hest he knows how But the Catholics have most sur prised me Its getting to be a com mon things for Catholics to write to the Blade and say the priests cannot- work the old rag and bone rabbitfoot on them any longer- think It exceedingly probable now that the Catholic Church Is going to furnish recruits to Infidelity fas tel than any other sect And the priests cannot tell how to manage It It used to be a proverb that all roads lead to Rome and people are just now finding out that any road that leads to Rome must also necessarily lead from Rome and they are taking the back track beginImasses of the Catholics will smell a rat and get out of it and If the priests keep up this foolery about worship Ing old Peters toe nail and kissing the corns of old Skinny the more intelligent Catholics are going to kick out and the whole biz Is between the devil and the deep blue sea and they may take either horn of the dilemma that suits them and we heathen will everlastingly gore the stuffing out of them with the other horn- PLUCKY WOMAN Dont Belong to the Turn the Othe milCheek Brand Belleview Fla Sep 12 302 palIo Moore forthereI the petition lease of Dr Hammer found in tli Blade and had some amusement out of It There are only two In the town side myself who are Infidels YoW Mason and J A Freeman I would walk up to a Christian and tell him about Doctors trial and Its result Then I would say If you think we Infidels are not fit to be loose dont sign this but If you are willing that we should defend ourselves as you would defend yourself then sign it refusede I no me I only wanted to learn what the animus of the Christians Is presented It to ono of our mer chants He refused so quickly did not have time to explain went In askedgnames of two others facetdead likesup Infidels to their danger Keep It before the people is all you can do Im not willing to turn the other cheek when have been smitten on one In that case the other cheek that got struck would not be on my face Yours fraternally MRS KELSEY LOW ROUNDTRIP RATES TO WASHINGTON ACCOUNT On account of the Grand Army Re union at Washington D C the dies apeake and Ohio Railway will sell round trip tickets from Lexington Ky at 1155 and at correspondingly pointsf October 3rd 4th 5th and pth and will be good to return until November 3rd If de siredExtensive preparations are being made by the Government authorities in Washington to decorate and illuminate the Capitol In most gor goons manner Low rate excuslon tickets will bo sold from Washington during the Re union to all battlefields and eastern cities between Norfolk and Now York The C 0 will have two fast sleepIngtraveling more historic country than any other line For full information or sleeper servation ask apy ticket agent or W BARNEY D P A Lexington Ky MEETING OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF L P Muncie Ind Sept 302 Dear Brother Hughes There will be a meeting of The Executive Committee early In Octo ber to determine the tlmo and timeiNationalT J BOWLES Pres DR HAMMER IN HIS OWN TOWN NEWTON IOWA RECEIvcS AN OVA TION FROM FRIENDS have soon from Pardoning Secretary Garrett and front Iowa newspapers various statements that no pe tltIons had gone to Governor Cum mlns for Dr Hammer from his own town Newton Iowa the statements spreadothe utterly false Impression that Dr Hammer has no friends In his own Is simply a part of the Christian scheme to ruin Dr Hammer by lying about him just as J RncUer a loaning Christian of Kentucky swore on tho witness stand to a lie tt send me to the penitentiary because was an Infidel Judge Thompson who seemed to be a whlsle bloated bum protecting kin In the lie all tho particulars of which have previously given and will give again If necessary to defend by contention In tho Hammer case It has been and I dont know why the policy of Dr Hammers lawyer not to get any petition from Newton have In a letter to Gov Cummins dated August and to which have gotten no reply up to the writing of this September IS said to him that would at my own expense go tc Iowa and get 500 names to a petition for tho release of Dr Hammer and 500 more from Jasper county of which Newton is the county seat It he would say to me that such a tition would have any Influence with him and I said I would furnish an account of my failure to the papers of Des Moines and Newtpn If failed to do so The letter that I wrote him Is printed In the Blade of Sep tember 21 The fact that Governor Cummins does not accept my proposition shows that he does not want to test It or that ho believes I could get such a petition as practically know could do Including all tho best people of the town and county so that It Is a great Injustice and lying further tc hold out the Idea that no petition Is sent to the Governor front Newtonbe cause Dr Hammer has no friends In that town- am in receipt a letter from Newton dated September the writer of which asks me to withhold his ot her name but all the alleged facts of which can be confirmed or over thrown by an average citizen of New ton who will take the pains to en quire The letter Is Intended to show that Newton is full of friends of Dr Ham himras excellent citizens as llye In the town facts furnished by this Iette r arenas ollows Dr Hammer was allowed tnome- to Newtpn In charge of an officer on Friday September 12 He was met at the train by aboiit 50 of his friends many of his friends failing to be there because they had gone to three preceding trains ex petting to meet him and were not sure when he was coming The Sheriff of Jasper County held Dr Hammer asa prisoner In the Sheriffs residence and In parlor of that residence on Friday Septem her 237 men and women called as friends to see Dr Hammer On Saturday September persons came to see him as his friends at Dr Hammers ofllce On Sunday the writer says do not know the num her of visitors they have been call Ing constantly all Sheriff entertained Dr Ham mer In his own parlor and did not have handcuffs on him while hun dreds of Dr Hammers friends were surrounding him and yet lying Iowa editors have printed that Dr Hammer was a bloodthirsty villain who spent his time tramping around town to kill anybody man or woman who did not get out of his way sayingthattreated by officers and guards fIe has gotten in prison as high as six letters a day and an an average of 35 letters a month If anybody dont see that Dr Itam mer Is being imprisoned for his igious opinions Itls because he does not want to seo tile truth You Christians keep Dr Hammer In the penitentiary and alone will see It will make 1000000 Infl dels to fight you to the bitter end and some of these trays they will make you bite the dust ARKANSAS SAYS MARY MAC LANE WILL SUICIDE Tlmbo Ark July 30 1902 Editor Charles C Moore Dear SlrI have a fine crop and hope to bo able to come with my part on that big lino FreerthoughtBlade There are good writers on all of them but when Dr Wilson comes out with prose or poetry he laysall the others In the shade- never worshipped any man but I would give to be with him one hourI have just read In the Blade of Miss Mary Mac Lane She Is pretty and smart but is In endless trouble I am sorry for her Her brain is too large for the cavity It Is In and that causes Insanity am not Joking or sayWithout Is no remedy that know ofsine will end her life soon nra proud that dont suffer with brain pressure My head seldom aches any after being drunlc Miss Mary Mac Lane pictures the Devil mistakenIIwas on a pro jtracted spree and every time he ap EyeandI read of a man being down drunk l1li1 f and n pet pig en mo and lay down bo side him A gentleman and a lady caste along and tho gentleman said You unit ways tell a man by the company ho keeps and the pig got up nod walked away Miss Mary Mac Lane and are as much alike as two blacic eyed pelts She says she loves one woman Its the first case of the kind ever heard of In print But I can heat her on that love because site Is good looking love nil good looping women especially widows My moth er Is a widow so is my wife and love them a whole lot Miss Mary Mac and I agree that the human animal Is the meanest an Imnl that exists and especially tho man human Men and frogs have no tails and for the santo reason they both jump it conclusions and leave their tails behind Miss Mary Mac and I both want the people to ImO that wo posses great Intelligence She has convinced all who read after her of the facts In the ease but do have the worst luck of my snort man ever read of In per sanding people of my smartness and It makes me allfired mad They wont see It as do If I had Miss Marys education I would write of the peace and happiness tat see anti try to make others happy would write a book on Peace and Happiness and would make a for tune on It lint that poor girl wont sell her book was raised in Northeast Missis slppi where tho land was so poor that It would require two as noisy men as Governor Davis of Arkansas and Rev Sam Jones to raise a row on it My daddy was a farmer and a good worker and ho taught me to ivofk and am a good worker but he never taught me to love work I was cut out for a dude but was too poor to buy cigarettes and mother was orthodox and would not allow mo to cuss Inclosed find my picture Hang on t a nail and when your friends ask you who It Is tell them that It Is the only true Tom Paine Infidel In United States You will hoar front mo moro favorably about Christmas Yours truly JOHN D FARRIS CommentIlls picture is very much the style of Tom Paine This Arkansas brother conies near er understanding Mary Mac Ian e thou anybody who has yet written m about her CHRISTIAN LIE NAILED llrHammeritor of the Blue Grass Blade who was once a guest of tho doctor We byfewpeople We remember that man Moore He and the doctor were very angry because the Courier refused to print some of his sic stuff notwithstanding they offered to pay twice what the work was worth Because we refused the work as a matter of principle we lost the sub scription patronage of Dr Hammer employedNewton Iowa Courier CommentI do not Know of all the petitions that have been sent to Gov Cummins for Dr Hammer Of those that have been sent to me front that State to he forwarded to the Gover nor one from Wlnterset Iowa haul on it names including all the ofll cers of the courts of the county and city and many other officers and ex officers and members of the bar and one clergyman The following Is a lie every word of It from start to finish He and the doctor were very angry because the Courier refused to print some of his sacrlllglous his spelling stuff paytwiceI have been palcla good many years ago a month for what wrote for newspapers lint never In all my 05 years offered any man one anythingthathave met any editor In Newton or to leave been Inside of any newspaper of lice though such may have been the caseI poorest Infidel orator now andEnot want to blow In my sparse slmo printedTheredid not even have a note and could not report It talked at one time about an hour and a quarter and talked fast The typebigmore In fifteen minutes than is In typeIt are issued by patent medicine advertisers all ready prlnteu except a little part that the editor fills up by reports correspondenttellsMiss Sallle Smith last Sunday and that Hev Longwlnd preached an elo quent sermon at the M E church at Frogtown and the editor Is a man who cannot spell sacrilegious editorlately I had occasion to write to all of them suppose Dr Hammer went giveItand offered to pay for It which Is far more gentlemanly than men gen erally do I would Just as soon blaspheme as anything else If It suited my purr poses at the time but I do not rev I1nyIing that find In the Courier In which the above appeared under a big cut picture furnished by tho patent medicine men Mrs Joker Wont It be lovely when we get to heaven darling andC rr7tr ljl 1 Jt i Imo harps and wings Joker Not to me I wouldnt ho IIIIyour ee SAM SMALL KETCHES HELL DRANN GETS IAFt Sweetwater Okln Sept 8 02 Editor C C Moore The Christina Prohibitionist claims argauicntfrontsays God commanded Jew If his Ing too far from tho grove or arbor at camp meeting time to sell his grub stake and spend that money whatsoever his soul lusteth after for wine or strong drink Notice that word llIstethlIotshoes for the kids or a mother hub bard for the old woman lint for whatsoever ho lusted after Suppose Joe Smith or Mohammed had given such a command wouldnt the Mormon and the Moslem have It shot at em Could such morals he found In the Age of Reason oh Hades wouldnt Charles C catch It Ohoh 0 you psnlmslnglng hypocrite get a copy of the Blade and cut out of Its Southwest corner That damned stuff called alcohol and paste it In the Bible and you will have more ar ctument against licic her first time ever know what that word meant Editor Moore Read It and then read Pauls ad vice to his young brother to tribe a little wino for his stomachs sake and his often Infirmities Notice that word often Let a doctor prescribe whisky for an attack of cucumber belly ache and straightway that case develops Into a chronic complication of cramp colic congestive chills dysentery and all of the Ills the Internal machinery of man Is heir to and tho ttacks como often I dont mind a mans being a con detuned revised Version for damn Jrlliegehutme with his hypocrisy that To settle it Ho couldnt get a nights twig hug In my hog pen lIe would con taminate the vilest corner of n Pres byterian hell by being roasted In itYet Christianity breeds hypocrites like a pine bed does bugs manea he says ho Isthat hes a hypocrite of the lowest type Ono of finest specimens of the species is Sam Small He preached against whiskey and lectured on temperance for years Ho held a debate with Brann on rohlbltlon rat in of course being agin It never heard of Brann being drunk and I considered him a gentleman I knew him and he has eaten at my table Ho was fearless and outspok en What ho preached seriously ho practiced He was no hypocrite lIe was an Infidel of the Voltaire brand and died at the hands of a Christian gambler who shot him In back He died a gentleman But Sam Small Small Is the name and Small Is man was hooked to lecture on temperance away down East and when imo came to speak ho wasnt than A committee found him drunk drunk ns a fiddlers female lice The egregious blatherskite had preached so long and lied so much tram shame lad loft him and ho did not oven try to lie out of It was simply drunk have no replytoHow yam used to give It to tho saloon keepers yet any of them was moro of a gentleman than he Henceforth let him sing small Such actions like that when David played the Methodist preacher on Uriah cause tho enemies of tho Lord to blaspheme and you cant totch curnot oven In Kentucky Woo is tho Lord L S WELCH Comment Swoetwater Is a good name for an antiliquor aunty lick her letter to como front A few mouths ago discovered a putup job among Homo Infidels to make mo put Ingersolls Damned stuff piece out of tliQ Southwest cor tier of Blade answered the scheme by having It printed better put hack to do business at tho same old stand and now for tho first time since I put it there am geuitig frequent requests to let It stay there now want somebody to send mo wont It was that old Infidel Abe Lin coin said against liquor and ought to know for he ran two saloons at once ono time in his life and I am going to keep Abos deposition- on tnat situjcct standing right under Bolls and anybody who dont like It can lump it 1250 IN ONE HUNK Hagerstown Md Sep 10 1902 Friends Moore and Hughes Enclosed herewith Is a U S Ex press money order for 1250 which please place to my credit on your hooks for me to draw against for subscriptions after taking therefrom subscriptionyears advancement on my tag guess the payment of this lump sum entitles us henceforth to your 40 cent rate as see you glvo that when over t are sent at a time CapitalDr Hummer you had recently ropub Hshed In your columns and the Dully Capital printed my comments on Aug 28th am told by Dr Hammers sonI who sent mo a letter thanking ino for writing the letter also wrote tho Governor a similar letter asking him to pardon Dr Hummer and In reply received a three page typewritten letter from W B Garrett Pardon Secretary that refut not a nlncla position that I al1J 1 1I routed but prolendid to think wan misinformed ole Still set him think lug and also nil those who rend my comments In the Dally Capital In neither of these letters did mention tho Blade or whero got my Information as think wo can net moro effectively as Individuals than If they think nil comes front the orgnnlxation only could send you Garretts letter If you wish to see It Wishing you tho Blndo and tho cause Immense success am Yours truly WEHSTEIl GROH Comment will publish your lot tor to tho Capital If over get It Dont hold Imol anything for policy as you did when yon declined to lull the Capitol and till Governor that yon gut your Information from tho Illado Toll the truth the whole truth and nothing lint tho truth SecrutlryOalrctas It is fair to suppose any open and aboveboard effort to help Dr Ham met will help him whether from Christian or Infidel If tho Governor and Secretary are neither of these there Is no hope for the release of Dr Hammer and anything wo may say or do can not mafco It any worse For Terms of tho Blade first column That applies to persons nt all times WOMAN GIVES ME BIG HUNK OF TAFFY San Francisco Cal Sept 302 Bro MooroI received another letter from Mrs yestorday Says she received my lot tor and yours enclosed the ono you wrote mo saying letter would bo printed with your comment She says must say If ho sees any good In me must be a cross breed atheist and Christian mid will no longer wonder at the oblique look which the PharlsoH cast my way that Is some of them the shallow paled variety Well am going to subscribe for the libido and expect to bo ono of Its most persurvlng subscribers like way of giving every ono a chance at oxproslon and llko kin views of Mary Mae Into and moro than all llko his downright upright frankness and honesty- inure saved the Blades you sent mo while have given away nearly till the other papers except articles of special Interest Ive read KlddorH articles on Mar rlago over over again hes a dandy If some of tho peoplo hero wero to read ItnnU know that ho was to pass through this town they would luck up their lovely lawless daughters In some secure room the Igno rattco of some people is appalling Sunday School Superln tendont reads the Hind and comes to borrow moro wjien I have them When i subscribe will spread a little of the Charlie Mooro brand of 1DIhim of truth How true It Is that there is a class of women who hurt women moro than any man can hove tho power to hurt them wish with all my heart that lived In n place where thoro was a whole band of genuine high midod liberals hike Klddor Dr W11 son Charlie Moore Dr Harnes and yourself and all others who under stand fully true Liberalism In tho highest sense into shams and therefore late tho marrlago core mony for It Is till greatest most sldlous sham now existing You will probably not agree with tho latter statement but as find It around me there a great dent of trutn in Another thing you will notlco while peoplo give other literature away they keep the Blade so that it does not get advertisement It should have think that you will have Mrs a valuable coworker and one who will Increase the circulation of Blade moro than many of us mien dont think she Is blosod with much coin but If you have a fowIspare old copies of till Illndo to her she will do moro with them than any man could Its tho style a thing Is done In and wo never can hope to reach hor- stylo Silos married has four children lives on a ranch mid has a largo correspondence well as being n member of tho Press writers Assocla toota good true noble woman ono who will make the world bettor for having lived Book and News Dealer Editor writes mo Mary Mac Lane has 11111110Iwith her hook upto date It pays some peoplo to tell tho others woll you know Sincerely how It IstlUtllI Comment above letter wnRIall prepared for print when lIotlCtllIfor tho first time that It was marked private so that just put blanks for tho names to avoid identification Theres only ono objection to that woman too much like me SHE WANTS TO PUSH ALONG THE NDERTAKERSj Paonla Colo Sop Editor Charles C Mooro Enclosed find 12CilOO for ono years subscription to a really truly Liberal paper itntn for as many copies oftho paper containing my letter that Johnson sent you us 25 centH will purchase want to IIIIcraiHo the undertakers bimlnoHH hence my desire to distribute u few copies A few out hero pro only hold lug on to life by weal orthodox sup port and a gentle shock would relieve responsibilitystrikes mo as being much in demand for truth regardless of bo lief LAKH j LANQSTON iI IIOIIU1IlJI T cu BLUE GRASS BLADE ROASTED TO A TURN BY A GREENFIELD OHIO EDITOR IS AGNOSITIC CHARLES S SPARKS The Card Sent Out By Mr and Mrs Sparks Upon the Birth of a Son Is Taken as a Text By the Highland County Scribe From Greenfield Republican In ono of tho Cincinnati papers last week appeared tho following A ninepound bay was Intro to Mr anti Mrs Charms S Sparks at the homo on Rapid Run road Mr nor Mrs Sparks Imvo issued n card in which they express tho hope that Ills nowly born lido when grown to man hoot will fearlessly ropudlalo and Ignore the Insane ravings of tho uned ucated dead Blblo makers and night mare dreamers and that ho will cling to tho tenets of tho now civilization us expounded by tho late lamented Colonel iligert ill God help that little nine pound boy God help him when ho gets to tod lug nrotiud and his wondrous eyes take in tho glories of Ibis world Sit ting nt his mothers tutee ho will nti hear the sweet story of till Alan o Sorrows who bore our bunions tool upon Himself out Infirmities that wo might bettor ho able to hear thorn nnd said Suffer little children to como unto Mo nod forbid them nut Neither will his nattier as the night falls to teach him to lisp thoso beauti ful little prayers commending hi hotly nil soul to Him who notes oach sparrow fall No Bible will sit on the center ta of the parlor In that lonely house for lonely beyond words Is the house Into which tho spirit of Josim enters notThat magnificent lllcfar mor- glorious than tilts Iliad or the Aeneld Storytmat whom Ho took to Himself an commanded to continue tho grea work of regeneration which ho ba l Inaugurated will bo a closed book to this unfortunate hoy And when ie gets to maturer years that sublime sacrifice on the heights of Golgotha will be to him merely on historical event like the overthrow of the Temple of Jerusalem or the Battle of Actlum That terrible night spent In the Garden of Olives In which the pent up love Infinitely deeper than that of a mother or a sweetheartfor un told millions of people burst its fines and Issued In a bloody sweat will convey nouung to als boyIf Indeed e Will not condemn It as apocryphal or piaco1f lirife Batagorjmf myths Jut supposing this child should dl to whqm will those parents who fearlessly repudiate and Ignore the In ravings of the uneducated dead 1sano makers and nightmare drea turn for sympathy Can they look on their dead boy lying silent In his collin and say He Is gout from us forever No hope of seeing him any more The futijro a sealed hook never to bo opened Meaning less to thorn will no the words He Is not doad but gone before for their agnosticism If not utterly denying tho possibility of a future existence scoffs at immortality and derides all belief tho higher and hotter life Will they nut should this boy die experience an agony of grief and ties elation poignant beyond expression What help to tnat mother In such dlro extremity will bo that col liioak unsatisfying agnostic philosophy l hut even if tho child lives and wax cs strong ami takes his placo among tho worlds workers and becomes part of that machine which produces and distributes what consolation can ho have when the clouds of disap pointment of anxiety of grief gaUl er round hlml Ho can not tonic above like his fellows And when sickness lays him low and In the mist of dis ease clouds his eyes what agony of desolation must ho experience with out ono Iota of hope for lie future No Savior to loan lit No Comforter to call Verily he must think ho Ins eaten hit of the Dead Sea hull her In till wholo gamut of agnosticism there Is flllll1Ij1fn mooting of loved ones In the pearly NoISorlplilm or Archangels singing tho praises of tho Lord of Hosts Instead a vast Infinitely of dark ness without tho least ray of sun shine Annihilation fur the soul whon all Nature Is every your born again Impossible tint tills soul of ours with till Its springs of noble passions of nnd gratitude and joy and sor 1lOW spoil perish while nature her self abhors and admits not of total destruction All the religions of antiquity common with thoso cu modern tllIWSI were most Insistent in their belief In Immortality There Is not one excep tion Flowery language Is tint sufficient to glvo warmth to the cold philoso play of agnosticism which dock noth ing to satisfy that craving which Is In every human soul that craving which cannot ho satisfied by broad alone God help that ninepound boy r THE REPUBLICAN PRINTED THE FOLLOWING Cincinnati 0 Sept 02 To the Editor of Greenfield Hopub licit Greenfield 0 roiltoy r child which hope you will bo kind enough to publish and send me a few copies of saute Should you not for I 1ml any reason desire to publish same have the goodness to return CHARLES S SPARKS That nine pound boy Temple Tolstoi Sparks does not need the assistance of the God of tho Chris float nor any other God What ho needs most Just now Is n mothers nourishment and loving euro It Is needless to remark hint ho Is receiving all the attention that ho requires and that ho will conllnuu to do so without Iho suggestion or In torferoneo of any outside or upward std onward Influence It Is said by tho editor of the Greenfield Republican that ho will nut hoar the sweet stories of till Tutu of Sorrows True nor shall bo hoar tno stories of any ono who wits In life a pretender except fur the par pose of drawing an example Ho iluttlnnd that Ho Is as old as Ills leather anti that the two with the Holy Ghost mako one No his mother as tho night falls will nut loach him to lisp those bruit tlful little prayers commending hi body and soul to Him who notes sparrows fall Because He never to our kuowlodgo answered a prayer what one cite get with prnyor ho can Jet without The Lords prayers suggestive of death huts a ton donoy to produce melancholy it claims temptations reminds one oliofMoroni mind Our nlno pound buy shall not learn to sing songs to Him on high Ills mind shail over a receptacle for truth and not a wastebasket for superstition Ho will bo aught lion or virtue and 5elf esteem to do Ill wht e beyond ho clouds that parsons and priests are out for the money and do not believe that which they preach fwd are Imposing upon the blind and Ignorant that they are the stumbling ccof dear people because wo know tha they are not alive that environment Ignorantd rocdfrom a common close or source that ho must not go through life like a chicken with the cholera longing to die that he has a higher duty on earth than to spend his time in an Idle endeavor to live up to the foolish dogma of tho church that Christians who are anvlous to meet their Fath or In heaven should commit suicide that should ho do a neighbor an justice his conscience should not be satisfied with his prayer and a fessIon but ho should motto proper restitution to him who sustained the injury Ho will be taught how little we know of this great world how few of ourminipn8 know that little fiefenothing of this world know al about one to come that they pre tend to know how many bricks there almmanybonespeople who cannot play a horsofld die In ths world know that the can golden harp In unison with God who according to tho Bible has been plunking awny for nearly six thous and yeas Ho will be taught to think and see for himself that whet a man is in a casket In a hearse on the waj to a graveyard ho Is probablyl dead and not on n that in his resting place ho will not likely como contact with thoso who havo gone before tic will ho booty sou the pearly gates of the Now Jerusalem that no choir of angels no choriibim lit saraphim or archangels singing tho praise of tho greehimt parsons std politicians No Bible will sit on tho center tn ble of the parlor in that lonely house 1linehut when child understands tho English language and cannot be corrupted by stories perfectly devil Ish ho will bo requested to road tho book from end to end so that ho may learn for himself the iniquity upon which tho Christian religion Is found od If you visit any penitentiary you will discover that lie spirit of Jo entered the homos of nine tontcis of Iho Inmates thereofcSupposing tho child should din whom will thoso parents turn rill sympathy Naturally they will turn to thoso they know those who live In the vlpllIlIof their homo cut talnly not to persons living In the smile reglonmuol to an alleged bo lug up and beyond the physical out mental vision of man not to one who refuses to rescue u sinking shut and save the livos of Innocent babes ho cause lobo Jones cot drunk Will hoy not should this hoy lIla experience an agony of grief and des olattim poignant beyond expression Certainly But that feet unlike proves nor disproves the uxlsloncu of Dolly We have known oven Chris tians lmlweep nut wail when their Cngouu before He cannot look up above like his fellows When lie looks up wo do lhrougimoperhaps lie eau sou something Then buyoutihoresting placo for the people of this planet that con possibly be within tho knowledge of man It Is also said by thin worthy edl for that in the hour of death he will have no Comforter to cull upon If ho does his duly to his follow beings he will nood no Comforter His conscience will tint then disturb him and no deathbod confession of s doings or u cowardly attempt to cov or up wickedness will bo required to IIl11l1wlltaI desire to any1 t as Investigated the phenomena of thel fade from tho realms of Imagination has demonstrated to man that mIr- acles are absurd and Impossible and has driven gods ghosts and phantoms from tho earth anti sky and has demonstrated to man that the world Is natural It gave to the United States Its constitution and made this nation tho grandest and greatest In the worldn placo of refuge for the religiously oppressed nod persecuted gave to man woman and child their greatest liberty nnd will some day destroy every ono of Gods kingdoms anti empires on the faco of the earth and In their placo will put republics of Justice liberty and happiness to all such as were never known to any stun or any god It teaches that honor comes when wo loam Itwhen It Is deserved that good and noble actions always bring happiness without the Intervention sanction lot or hindrance of any god It Is Imperishable legacy loft to posterity by human love the adman tine monunionl fashioned anti eroded to mankind by Reason tho sacred halo of which will be the unerring Ill to guide tho wavering of earth 1110snil wise Known and Knowablo of selfthought sirffconfldonco and self respect CHARLES S SPARKS From the Sourchllghl Carsonvlllo Michigan im Spelling THE UNCOUTH INFIDEL copyof a harbinger of undented In fiedlty foil Into our hands recently Tno only living man In earth heralds Himself as Its editor Dealing with a fellow who bus a grand and morn no ble purpose In life than to rot ho knocks In tho bung of his barrel of streetcorner venom that It may flow out upon a fellow citizen and con vlnco tho world that Infidelity is an honest opinion and the result of vestigation Reading newspapers published by Infidels will bo the means of making Christians stronger In their faith ause the sincere Christian abhors he language used by the Infidel It Is expressiont s reason Intelligence admires Intelligence the clean man feels good In both body and spirit when In the pres enco of cleanliness Therefore Chris tlans generally shrink from literature treating of Infidelity as though a slimy snake had thrust Its ugly head above Its natural place In life According to the Kentucky Infidel atreet corner slangology Interspersed with motheaten phrnsology Is argument sulficient to put to route the most liberalminded Christian and It is equally as effective In turning up sldedown the stomach of a genlleman or a man who possesses refinement Dut tho fellow who stands before the civilized world as the only living Is tho egotist at whom the world gaps In undisguised wonder conva o 1In journalism A disciple of Infidel Ity appropriates a gratin of vulgar pressions common to the slumologlst the libertine and the plain prostitute This evidence showing beyond a rea sonablo doubt that Infidelity tends moralYon the life of a truo gentleman The vulgar literature spread by sophlstl cated Infidels who have no argument outside of a morbid arrangement of unhealthy expressions In gall an wormwood to pure journalism leav ug a black streak upon the Immaculate pages of newspaper history CommentThe above Is confirmatory of my contention that now only little Xroad newspapers talk against Infidelity while big metropolitan pa perm are boosting It more std more all the time Tho Suarchlightdont even know how to print tho name of his own perhna pages of which are flue with the patent stuff that Is furnish od by potent medicine of advertisers to spread their quack nostrums unwu Ignorant people The above about mo my paper names being withhold lest some body might hear about usIs the main article In tho paper and Is glv on prominence on Its fruit page The only otliofl thing In the paper of any Interest to anybody except tho Joint los and Sullies of that town Is anotli boosting Josns Christ old blasting Andrew Carnegie tile Infidel So yon sot they havo gut mo mixed up In pretty well known society J wasnt ranch It Is truo bum moil around boating people out of handouts but C Is nil right tin muuIy for tho odiicutlon of world hut drnn lug line at preachers ant dill aheH specimen of the advertising In the paper Is as follows Mrs J K ODonnoll who wits sick eight yours with female trouble and dually cured h1llla Pinkliiiins Vegetable Compound Specimens of the matter printed In the hyplioiiiitcd Searchlight tire itt follows Leo Wright Is buck from north woods also Richard Farlt Dick you know you are right anti then go ahead A blptlsmal will bo held at this place next Sunday and tho doors will bo opened to those wishing full mom horshlp The first paragraph In Tho Un couth Infidel artlcie Is the usual jar gon of such papers sound and fury signifying nothing publishedfIng Christians stronger in their faith of course tho Searchlight ought to do all It can to advertise the Blado antI holy It In Its efforts to get tho 100 000 readers but that tho SearchlIght know It was lying when It said that Is evident from tho fact that It withholds tho name of my Infidel paper so as not to bo tho means of letting any Christian know about It Whenever you stick a pin In a Christian propagandist a liar will slimy snaketime nngnls in hcrba of Christian hate thrusts Its ugly head between the lines through all that editorial These people from north woods who spell It phrasology and gaps and route and use bad grammar and talk of good ethics as if there could bo bad ethics are those who are a menace to this government established by Infidels And all such pen plo ought to leave America anti go to Russia and England where church and state are united With all of Journalism black and reeking with tho filth and crime of tho Christian religion nod especially of preachers sexual villainy with tho women of their Hocks It remains for this kind of a S road Tom cat to talk about the Immaculate pages of newspapers CHRISTIANS AND THE BIBLE 1wonder how many men nat wo men who road our root bought pub lications over consider the fact it Is the beliefs of Ibo Christians which we scuff ami criticise not tho irlnaiiH thoiusolvos and wo attack those beliefs only In light of Christian stutemont loaf they bollevo the Bible to bo the word of nod all Is perfect wiiic comes from God therefore there nut ho anything In the Blblo which Is not perfectly truo am a little afraid sometimes that bocaiise It would destroy the ground for sumo of our argument wo are uo ready enough to recognize the differ once between the Christian and man wo would naturally expect to find believing every word In the Bi Isle Medieval History represents much that wo would naturally expect to find in n Christian nation In fact believe tat the early Christians were more truly Christian than most earnest Christians of today Of course i mean Christians according to BIble ideas realize that the meaning of o word Christian tas changed Mt has grown milder just as the bclteff to which it Is applied have Just as the luunderers suds tutee the color out of our cotton stuffs ilization Is taking the lark anti bloody unite Ideas from the human mind 1and planting the gentle kind and bcaiKiiil In their place Gradually slowly tho coarse and brutal parts of the Bore have ceased to be read In a spirit of faith They can not openly renounce such things as do not agree wltn the more lightened Ideas of today That vcoul leave too great a Jog for tho Free thinkers to argue from so they cover those thjngs over with The times have changed and oods ways are not punjjways I have heard tuose Ten1lf s nttmorauettmesUtoy ways puzzle me too for I never could understand how the times came to be ahead of n perfect God and surel lacy must be ahead or else too time when God ruled at closer range were perfect and were dropping away to worse things and believe nouod argues that As to God ways not being our way always was selfish enough to wan my way about every thing and i ways feel rather edge ways towards dany body who dens me Of tours God comes In that with the rest A certain dear little woman know prays to her perfect God every day of her life asking hm to help her do what is right and bear her burdens cheerfully Then she goes about nil tiny earnestly doing what comes t hand She says teat all earth could not matte her believe that God tilt not answer her prayers believe she Is sincere do trot know who she thinks of some of the things re esds nsr 1egy thousands of Christians whose ideals of right and wrong are just as good as any Freethinkers ideals The greatest difference between thoso people and the Freethinker lies In the fact that they do right to please a Got that they may live a life of bliss beyond Iho grave while the Freethinker does right Just be cause It Is right regardless of anything else The result Is much tho same In either ease If a person hall not moral courage onoiigh to toils temptations which he must moot 10Ilwho lucks how fur ho will fall think there Is moll motto ground for till Christina argument that an till doesnt sacrifice anything when lie commits a crime Ho thinks whet to is dead that is the end while till Christian Is hold bunk by thought of the hereafter Hill to counteract that thu freethinker Is a worker the uplifting education and ath anc ment of tho human race In every pos siblo way Ills own innate fooling n f high moral responsibility his love for tho human taco for the whole world his broad upllfing spirit ties toys all desire In his heart to do wrung Of course by theso words refer to the truo worker In tho ranks of freotltought Tho wishywashy o ghittlemutters either as connected with re ocrnedIIIal inclinations or by their hrlngln up They aro good people tent they are not the onos who motto the world move organization thatdrnnlennessBible And also In spite of tho wick theBlblocloty of which I know has for Its greatest object tho making of better won anti women They think that to J PETITION FOR DR HAMMER THE UNDERSIGNED PARTY OR PARTIES MOST RESPECT FULLY REQUEST 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 be really good one must have help from heaven therefore they male Christians of them whenever and where ever It Is possible but only the moral things In tho Bible are taught and most of the really true Christians live under a strong character disci pline While do not believe there Is such a being as the Christian God and have no faith whatever In story of Jesus Christ am convinced that those things Imvo served a pur pose in the world think ninny things today among them those which have mentioned give servedsdying dying a natural death Why light It any longer Like Ar nold gray haired man thin and ho- lluwelluellwlth a long and horsy fin tem pointing Into a newmade grave tho Christian religion stands strong ever widening tide of AI sparkling water separates him the throngs of people who cry out to him and entreatingly stretch out yearsthistories will bo all that Is left Then repeat why fight him any longer let us widen the river nay the sea which separates him from those who would save JIm That sea Is our scientific knowledge our mud ern civilization NELLIE NELSON KENTUCKY WOMAN MARY MAC LANE Towers Ky Sept 02 Mr C Moore Dear Slr1 enclose 100 for the Biotic Magazine Reading the B B has robbed me of going to church Sunday morning to sit out n sermon gook bad of Indiff erent and feel tho need of the Mag azine for the P M session objectionsWhat appeared strange to me was her saying that there was no kind f parentsI meindKentucky there Is a spot that Is very dear to me for It covers all that remains of Father Mother and Broth er Charley Yours truly MRS S J HARRIS grentdeqlwomenss a can generally get up a pretty good showing for what any one that like nllrthingMarytliving mother and sisters DR HAMMERS MEDICAL RECORD Rev u Moore and Friend want to prompt you In regard to that tin horn man til have been looking Into tho Iowa Medical Board relative to Dr Ham and his standing as an D and do not wonder that some of the lesser lights would want him out of tho way The following Is as recorded He was a graduate of tne Northwestern Med Cell St JoseiW Mo In iu81 King Eel Tied Coil Des Moines PhysiologyAnatomy on Diseases of Children King gel Coll and member of tho Des Moines Valley Med Soc and ExPros Jasper Co Soc of Eel 1hys and Surgs late of Local Health Exam Hurg l1 This Is a better show lug than all in ono lump Now Mr C B is to till parties that huvo signed till for nier list from Cincinnati am happy to say that they ore of all kinds religions business men steamboat one Methodist preacher one lawyer souls doctors u It is of any interest to you will soul the preachers name At this time my hell is culling will have some names but will try to get some priest W II HKNDK1CKS M D BEHIND THE BARS 31198 My Book That Wrote In the Pen itentlaryeBehind tho liars 3HHS Is the title of an autobiographical book wrote while was a government prisoner In the Immense penitentiary at Columbus Ohio figures 31 being my prison number Nothing else can so give one an Idea of my eventful life as dues tnls book It is bound and seems to be 1regarded as qulto readable For salo at this oflcc Price 100 or given as a premium for every on club at tho fiOcont rate CHARLES C MOORE LUCKY Friend Neb Sept 02 Dear Bro Moro Inclosed thud 100 for ono copy of tho Blue Grass Blade to bo sent to Miss Olive L Luck Newark Valley N11 to havo a dear girl like Miss Luck deprived of a single copy of tho Blado and to think of not seeing your dear old face I know how It would bo with myself Your friend DANIEL BLANCIIARD 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to which they are filled by him will be Indicated by a broad blnck rule and from that point they may with his consent be Ill led by the regular matter of the Illade- CHAlvl KS MUUltr NOTES ANDh COMMENTS BY JOSEPHINE HENRY Tho following gem Is culled from a collection of poems by Mrs Tuttle It breathes forth truth and true poetic Ire and deserves to remain a living thought In the garden of poesy Tho grandeur and strength of na hells Lies In the mothers of men And the souls of a countrys mothers Are stronger than sword or pen 0 a love for broad browed justice Is the root of the noblest lives For Justice Is more than mercy And on It all virtue thrives Here s a cold ard fact for wo men to ponder Isnt It strange that of all the crime committed In the world five per cent Is a generous proportion for women luougn their burdens are fifty per cent harder to bear The Church muzzles women and puts her to work and the state slakes tier an outlaw and cajoles her Into being a wirepull er for political parties It s uad enough to be out tatted for crime hut when American women are out laned on account of sex and for no oUter reason unocr the sun It Is time to take to lawbreaking for prestige China of the travesty on Liberty Ing typiued by a woman Every time see a statue of the Goddess of Lib erty feel like overturning the pedestal and blasting it to atoms long s as women are kept In political slavery a flag of black and green and yellow means as much to them as the red and blue of the Star Ifloatie home of the brute Where are the free and the brave In this country Men born of slave wo men cannot he free and men who fear to give their mothers and wives political power are not brave It Is wonderful how law abWing women are How they can be expected to show moral obligation to laws made ty men who have condemned them as out laws What a mockery to try a woman by a Jury when that jury con slats of men Instructed from mas cullne laws If were a masculine judge before whom a woman was to be tried I would vacate the bench 141ir rightsa of n rdemried to ecclesiastical political i and social bondage A male judge and a male jury trying a woman Is about on a par with a 20yearold athlete whipping his grandmother Considering the Indignities and Injus tice dealt out to woman In our Chris civilization It is wonderful how ttthen women transgress the laws and those who do are often better mem hers of society than the judges and Juries before whom they are tried There never has been a stable and just government or a moral civiliza tutu and there never will be until the combined wisdom and morality of women and men direct them and this can never be until the Influence of the Holy Bible and the priest Is wip ed from the face of the earth Mrs Tuttle speaks a ringing truth when she says The grandeur and strength of na tlons Lies In the mothers of men BEEN IN LUNATIC ASYLUM BUT TALKS SENSE LIKE HOSS Wedington Ark Aug 17 302 Editor Charles Moore Dear Slr Something over a year ago did some advertising in thej Blue Grass Blade and since that paper has been coming to me ve regularly also your polite requests to remit The only reason can sign why you supply a non subscri or with the high class literature with which the Blade Is replete and has greatly Improved since have know n it Is that you have more money than you have room for As have none for It dont grow ou these Rcan saw flint hills and you want to give Uncle Sam something to do at home to keep m from catching pig tails that Is all right keep him busy hut 1 would suggest that you confine the collections to your regular subscrlh ers or to people with the money if circumstances should ever per out would be glad to help pay for the linotype by patronizing your offer to supply printed sheets Thin difficulty would be to get enough subscribers to obtain news paper rates under the ruling that i not more than double toe number for regular subscribers shall be printed Do you Issue them weekly or month puttintnews ma bets Make a newspaper that will re lieve the monotony of the average lib eral Journal and at tho same time increase Its practical utility ten times want to edit the red hot corner of a paper like that but have never been In tho penitentiary They cused me of painting with red lead the upper story of a Christian lad who was clubbing my house but they concluded when they could not secure an Indictment that ie asylum Y good enough for me and held a while In the county boarding house where the guests were principally k crazy negroes- kept what literature could get in good order and every visitor with as much sense as a gnat knew t said 11118 as sound as a I dIr MJfl mackerel The fools got enough of that piece of Christian cussedness only tried to cover up what they ad done oy getting me out of tho way hut am not out of tile way yet and that Is why want a corner in some paper to give them brim stone and hell blazes Your machine enterprise takes till lend of anything have heard of among Freetliought publishers When our newspapers become the mediums through which demonst at ed meta are carried Instead o 4100 logical absurdities then we will hut little to fear from the presumed or ganization of forces to hurl us bail imo tne darkness ant gloom of the Middle Ages Give us the news tuere fore spiced with slices of truths from nature and not aioyed with fable n we observed In accounts of prayer for rain only a year agoFraternally S L W1LLAUD CommentI have never been n lunatic asylum as a patient though editor Craddock In the Interest o Christianity printed that had 1l1lostslIHerald that ought to be in the luna tic asylum But they concludeu tha the penitentiary was a better plat for me think can get out a newspaper for some man who has snap about him and a moderate amout of slm oleons ditto so as to make It pay after a little time to give evidence of the ability of Its editor and am anxious to try the experiment will get up such a paper In nice style as large as the Blade giving the editor three columns eaci issue mid filling the balance from the Blade for a week As to ordinary news in the Blade my paper Is not large enough for that and Is in no way calculated for that but can heat that proposition all low will send the New York World three times a week to any Blade sub scriber for cents a year probably the cheapest plan In world to got the news AN OLD PENITENTIARY CHUM Columbus Ohio Sept 02 Mr Charles C Moore My Dear Old FrlendI have thought for months yes almost years that would write to you and ascertain whether you were still living or whether you had gone to that Eternal Rest that can never be disturbed used to be your next door neigh bor when we were stopping at tho Hotel De Coffin you In room and In and many a pleasant chat we had admired you for your moral cour age and loved you because I believed you was an honest conscientious man with a great big warm heart How has the world and the people treated you recently and are you prospering anyhow am with the and am foreman In one of their shops and have no complalnnt to make wish you would write to ire and tell me how you are prospering and what you are doing for the cause of liberty Also please send me a sample copy of tie Blue Grass Blade with subscription rates and your lowest cash advertising rates as expect to do some advertising soon pleasurehearbtfi of Most Truly Yours P 0 Box 33 Columbus Ohio THE DIF TWIXT EM Laplata Mo Sep 1902 Charles C Moore Dear SirI send you two names morelaterAll the difference between your pa I gorYthing that like and have to hunt thbPeople here are not so much afraid of ChristiansIment or in beggingI Charles C Moore Dear Slrlf a dozen names to frierHammer otherwiseIrepresentative business men except docjtorssiness men 32nOlinnYours truly J L WILLIAMS AnswerThe petition anti twelve signora forwarded to Got Cummins fiWANTS DR WILSONS West Sutton Mass Sep POEMSI Dear Mr Moore titheadwill subscribe for a copy of his boot Sincerely LUCY WATERS PHELPS Lake Kill arney N Sept 12 02 Brother Moore A friend told me he would like to see a Bladesaid ho had heard a lot about it Send me a good sample E WOOD AnswerDont have any steclnllgood samples one Is Just as goo as another sometimes better Little Hlckman Ky Enclosed extend my subscription for dlycar o J W OVERSTREET 1111 IlJ Jll ARMSTRONG IIN REEDS ISONOMY FOR SEP TEMBER DEVOTES A BENJAMINS PORTION TO THE BLADE AND ME have gotten some lectures worthy of Mrs Candle fur the space nod time and printers Ink devote to Junes Armstrong Jr nod thin Hnm let of which Armstrong Is the mel ancholy Dane yclept Isonomy hut so lung as that counterfeit present ment and catawampus sign mmnun Aorthw0sIsu me new Truthful lameR Is playing me for modeIctim of the claim of isonomys tool tltudlnous ubiquity can he sustained his animadversions upon me are a reciprocity that will male the mortal remains of the late lamented withs a kind of Yorlck jollity In his grave Alas poor Yorlck Since all in this Isonomy was prepared for print Armstrong has written me a long and kind personal tiletter that he asks me to print and Icinlfandta answer t It did not appear in the Blades Issue of Sept 7th astonishedtagainst me In the September Isonomy which have received since then am In no frame of mind to say any thing unkind against Armstrong would print all he says about al were it not too long for my alread plethrolc columns There are two regular articles about mo and some other Incidental allusions to mo Among the large black letter an nouncemcnts at the bottom of his pages that herald the coming treats In store one Is Armstrongs Awful Fall According to C Moore pare 197 The first Luciferlan faIl that ho takes from me Is under the head of Another case of Jekyll and Hyde the respective Dr and Mr omitted To call a man a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Is about the same as callin a man a Janus or n Jesuit as called Armstrong but further than that there Is no special severity In the ar title and he habitually calls me Brother Moore and says some kind things about me and convinces me that was mistaken and now admit It was unwarranted when suspected him of having made a flip pant allusion to death of iny daughter twenty years ago that throws itsy shadow on my heart to this lay fc Tire1ltltyll Ftyde piece Is WlllifIs known among politicians deadly parallel In which ho arrays a long string ot complimentary things that said about him four years ago against as many uncompli mentary things that have lately said o out him To this make thin following two answers and he may take neither or either or both at his option Praiafourbe damned today oplnIonsIn this article Armstrong pardon me Brother Armstrong says It is true that attended a Cnth ollc college In Missouri five yenta laat tulle how the milk got Into the cocoanutthe Catholic milk for babes Into Bro Armstrongs co coanut photographsthe other day a Inoy handed me on of Armstrong It Is an Intellectual face with the appearance of amiability so far as can Judge It would be a rare boy who could if he desired resist the temptation with his brain at Its school boy im pressibility with a whole Catholic college working on him like the HugoteIlsAny representative Catholic would think he would tape n bee line to hell in spite of holy water and ex treme unction If he had let a boy es cape without the Catholic brand on him after a fiveyear opportunity to put It there You may break and smash up tho Jug If you will But the scent the whisky will lin ger there still hd followIngpatenti I wish to male an to Brother Moore con corning the death of his daughter I daugluteUr ho says that wished to make him suffer by an unfeeling reference to what to him was sacred believe deadIa sanctuary the tomb the ark of the covenant of a ministering sorrow beneficentin gllIt the varied pomp of ostentatious woeIlucre Is something suggestive of the storied urn and animated somothlngIIIwdresses and yet It Is true that all ardisgustedt woeI true Infidel In the nodnot t do not blame Armstrong that the mark of tho Jesuit Is upon his browI litthe t 1 r upon the Wandering Jew the scarlet letter upon tit bosom of Hawthornes Hetty It wont wash off any moro than the Maud of Banco would A trouble about Armstrong Is the unreliability of his Information his Judgment He has that CatluII- priest peculiarity of saying anything that It suits them to say utterly re gardless of Its logic or Its accuracy rowing out of their long habit of saying things about people who were too Ignorant to defend themselves against Intellectual Imposture Its the principle laid down In Tertulllans Credo qula Impossible The following from Armstrong Is a staple under this head iitwidely read could thou make It so plain to him that he Is not only re llgious but oven superstitious He therefore ought not to call himself an atheist Ho Is not loaf because you deny the divinity of Christ and the Inspiration of the Bible yon are 1not an atheist Atheism denies tho godIdea In Its entirety asserting that the universe and all It contains Is purely mechanical nothing super natural about It nothing to be reverenced nothing to he worshipped any more than we are to reverence and worship the ticking of a watch or the rising and setting of the sun readintg from his accurate goof Ing of It hutallIl my readers are supposed to Imagine a modest blush on my face when sty Itfrom the fact my style of writing has made Its Impress upon Armstrong almost as much as Branns has And yet he Insists that have a brand of piety that would Insure mo uponemye e meaning of the words atheist and Infidel that have printed until It Is threadbare and which Armstrong got from me and is unconscious of the source of Impression Just as he Is unconscious of the source and the fact of the Jesuitism In his head have repeatedly said that there is no more reason for believing In a God than there Is for believing In a ghost holy or unholy and yet am no atheist 0 no but a real devout Campheillte daughtcldiedto this day and If would just as sume all that varied poop of osten tatlous woe Armstrong would get me a job as a blooming priest In another article headed Defam- Ing of tho Dead Armstrong shows that made Brann the embodiment hydeclaringall both wrong The heading Detaining of dead 4would have more force If were mot truo that I opposed him as long as he lived followingIsHIt paper seemed to be edited to make money and It was his boast that he made It If there was any morality that ho advocated do not remember it He encouraged the drinking of liquor by advertising saloons Isonomy that tithes great pains to print all recog nations of Itself as resembling The Iconoclast also advertises saloons Brann described the pleasure of us ing tobacco In a style calculated to oncourage others to use It Brann encouraged prize fighlin- and worked against tho laws of his state that was trying to stop It At a tine whom a most brutal horn Ing of Negroes at the stake In Texn- Brauns state was shocking th civilized world Brann advised the discriminate murder of tho whole No gro race mueItltwas as result of constant attack upon a Protestant college while It Is true that priest Ke hoe of Covington Ky told mo on n 4 train that he took twenty priests to hear Brann lecture In Gin clnnatl There Is no reasonable doubt that Braun taught very hall murals and pandered to tho Catholic church Armstrong Is never so happy as he gets n letter saying he Is Ilk Brann cannot afford to occupy any part of this paper with matter that Is not germane to Its main purpose as Is done more or less In other of our Infidel publications the result behlgI a loss of space that should be dcvot ed to their specialty while they can not give enough space to make the news satisfactory promInontyear for a single Issue and you can IssueIfine premiumsIIt Is of course Important to know theIr nlshlng this news to any of Its read era will send the New York World toIany patron of the Blade three times for 65 cents a year- That Is In my judgment the cheap est reading that was ever offered cheaper than the Bible at cents a dozen that the Chinese use to make firecrackers out of they bust better than ordinary paper bccauso the Ulna aro always charged with brit stone and hell Kidders Virgin Mary The Blade has now printed tho fifth edition of the Virgin Mary the most famous Infidel tract of Its length over written This Is tie article for which we were arrested tried and ac quitted by tho United States Court at Louisville Price 10 cents each or 12 for 100 DEATH AN ETERNAL SLEEP PAINaSan Krnnclseo Hnllctln The nvontKO Christian says cannot see what In tho nhjoct of life unless n man Immortal cannot how nny ono bo happy who dues nut believe In a future life and Paul declared he would be the most miserable of noel without till belief a future life Hitter experiences this life prompted Pauls groan just as they have planted In the hu man mind the hope of a system of relief and rewards The shallow peR slnilsm which without thin excuse of hardship or persecution talks lightly of suicide If Immortality be a dream undervalues the most unselfish hero Ic and enduring forms of human deavor which are the lovers of the worlds progress fwd looks upon vim tue as a worthless Investment unless it brings in a neverceasing cent per estimate of the value and par pose of life on this particular planet since we have no knowledge of any other To Judge It by the light of a hypnotical intnre Is to admit that tin present Is n failure an unpleasant reflection for those who believe the world to bo under the guidance of an overruling providence It Is not beyond human knowledge to Provo that the purpose for which wo were born can be fulfilled only af tor death There Is a sweeping assertion anll generally believed that all human be lugs have n horror of annihilation This assertion is made by those who have not hall many opportunities to learn the facts or availed themselves of those they had The Society for Psychical He search Is sending out clrcurlar let ers asking all classes of people If they desired life beyond tho grave The number of emphatic negative re pIles prove conclusively that a horror of annihilation Is not general All human beings hull sloop as their greatest blessing yet sound and dreamless sleep Is virtual nnnllillu tion as long as It lasts If this should last a million years or through eternity tho sleeper could be no worse off There are minds sufllclcntly logical to accept the Wen of annihilation as far as preferable to the eternal duties and delights of the various heavens held out as re wards by the religions of the world The great offending of the Immortal Ingersoll was that ho honestly said that ho did not knc whether or not there was another life after this Itotteaches forgive your enemies Are our Christian friends dead sure they doubtfior exclllllel- from the Christian fold Yet Is It not a fact too that the opinions of duo tors of divinity the Archbishop Canterbury or the Pope of ofI are of no more value on this able question than the opinion of tho 1111lRtIWhat lies beyond this strange exis fence wo call life Is profound mys tery which no religion or system of taeology can solve If we live after this life It Is a fact In nature If we lafimos that Is a fact In nature which no beltor unbelief can affect Is the fear of not living forever mow existedeany ing today because he was not In ex istence when America was discover atolltDtedta salutary effect upon tho race If uurtaltto preparation fur immortal exls tence Certainly the majority who believe In personal mmortallty fall to lead tho lives that would secure tho rewards promised Tho fact that human beings arc driven to devote all their time mud energy to supply tho strenuously stronglyeIs not a preparatory one but ono com plcte in Itself To the writer of this Idea of everlasting personal existence Is the most appalling ono ever offered to the hu man mind for acceptance yet with out an Iota of proof to support It Is accepted as a fact Out wo should remember that nothing In the constl tntlon of tho universe guarantees hu manity against disappointment and Illusion Tho Ijhle says Blessed aro the dead fur they rest from their labors and their works do follow them What grander immortality could be desired than that our works our thoughts our aspirations should live lu the lives of thoso that follow us l1alnlessnesRthat rail and torment tho corporal or mental being and is evidently do COIllIIOtlonappearance of tho unavoidable inflr mltles of old age Titers can he no thanInthat brinks forgetfulness of every celyIIleallasleep moro to bo envied than till prince wide awake The prospect of proving the doc trine of Immortaljty Is not encourag Ing and If correct data could be oh IlIpllletthatof tho most intelligent people arm firm and consistent in their holler that death Is an eternal rest JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky March 20 1002 THE LADIES FRIEND 26o J Hoikiiis L MADB Gesr GtoveKio Illack Wine Tan mul 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