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IIJIllJcl RA 1 T DE GRABS BLADE 08 2311 MIIIJt EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL XI NO 38 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9 B M 302 X100 A YEAR I la TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 Issues for ono year 250 10 Issues for ono year 100 100 Issues tor ono year 3500 TermslOO per year in advance in clubs of five cents foreign subscription 150 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this once giving your old as well as tho new address lWhen you send your subscription say 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 the subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication are t not discontinued at expiration unless stf ordered by tbo subscriber The courts Invariably hold a subscriber responaibinttlf21rugPUbli herltor tiro subs rlptl papers re ceved until the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered discon tinued Office of publication 161 East Third at Lexing Walnutj Class to Mall BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky I Cumberland Telephone 307 t Club Rates and Sample Copies The Blade will bo sent for 50 cents t a year each for any order for FIVE or moro Sample copies will be sent free CALLEDI fIbelieve that alcohol to a certain demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink it 1I believe from the time It Issues the coiled ant poisonous worm of the distillery until it empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor 3t demoralizes everybody that touches- it do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the of deathof the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of 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 alcoholIKeep Church and State forever separateGrantIno sense ernment founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfield 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 DRESSIER M Seoy 46247 Ashland Ave Chicago III ri Ch l J f1HillinV TRIBUTE TO ELIZABETH GADY STANTON BY JOSEPHINE HENRY Tho death of my beloved friend toyhearther death Is a calamity to world Sho was a daughter of Now York but for hot splendid service to the onlybydaries of the American Republic but by the people of all lands and where liberty is prized or tho hope of lib erty cherished It is given to but few human beings on this earth to become a positive force In moulding civilization Elizabeth Cady Stanton is ono of tho majestic figures of modern times and her strong character her mental and moral Influence and tho achieve ments of her great and noble life are positive forces that are powerful fac tors In developing national and in dividual Nations have mourned the loss of statesmen and warriors and tho peo pie have been called on to ceaso their labors and stand with uncovered heads until the funeral pageant pass ed by but among all those who dealt In statecraft and war not one of them touched the vital problems upon humanitydependsbeth Cady Stanton This woman philosopher found the Lost Chord in the anthem of Liberty and she struck it with such a power that It resounded in the hearts the homes the legislative halls the ecclesiastical councils of the New and the Old world She hewed her way to the highest pinnacle of earthly tame and usefulness with the weapons of con viction courage and selfsacrifice and the Influence of her work Is to be found upon State and National statutes and Is woven Into tho warp and woof of industrial political ucational and social life of America Europe and far away India A life of 87 rs doVoted to the cause of JIjertyphnnbtAe nrallelet htt1 tr hIstory of man The capstone of crowning virtue of this grand woman was her brave and transparent singleness of purpose andfrownedgrand apostle of liberty kept on herway and as her funeral cortege moves the women of the world should bow their heads In homage and gratitude to this woman who through lightlibertyore Into their hitherto oppressed wronged and dependent lives know of no one who has exerted so great an Influence on my life as Eliza beth Cady Stanton Often as have entered the old Capitol at Frankfort to plead for tho rights and liberties of Kentucky women when saw the members of the General Assembly crowding Into tho Legislature Hall my heart sank within me fearing I responsibilitylaid Suddenly some Influence seemed to say to me Fear not bo a faithful sentinel on the watch tower of lib ortp remember Elizabeth Cady Stan tonWitu this tiiought my fears fled and fell had so grand n cause It would plead Itself The influence of the immortal Elizabeth Cady Stanton has awaken ed the latent giant ego In tho lives of millions of wronged and oppressed women To the listless and the halt- Ing It said In clear tones Be not pinched In a corner not towards fleeing befijre a revolution lint redeemers anti benefactors aspir ants to be Individuals with human Cady Stanton will need no monument of sculptured marble Every woman from the menial to the big brailed collegeb ed woman who is forging her way to tho front ranks in commercial or professional life as a monument to These living mon uments sending her Influence through tho sociology of today and unlacing before Church Councils political parties and legislative assem hues the most vital questions which have ever confronted them Elizabeth Cady Stanton Is more alive today than when she was on tho earth Sho will be with us while we tarry hero and she will stay after we are gone This great woman grasped demon st rated facts and rose superior to the political systems which have de stayed nations and to the Inherited religious superstitions and prejudices bequeathed from an Ignorant and cruel past which have kept tho hu man race In mental slavery Elizabeth Cady Stanton performed the herculean task of breaking the deadly spell of tho Mosaic and Paul ino codes dooming woman to silence and subjection which like a Stygian vapor has paralyzed all that Is nob lest In the sex thereby blighting tho race Until she spoke everything for woman was pitched In a minor key until there burst forth from this regal soul Inspiring notes which hove con stantly reverberated along tho dead hovel where dwells enslaved woman hood Elizabeth Cady Stanton from her Intellectual throne reared by her own courage proclaimed tIF tllll t END OF All NOBLE LIFE That woman had bourne with man his sorrows She had bourne with man his chains And that she must stand with him coequal On lifes high exalted plains And she further proclaimed that ligious superstitions made mental and moral cowards of the human race and that the absolute divorce of Church and State Is the sheet anchor of discovered with her keen mental power and her analytical and philosophic mind that Bible com mands which teach the inferior posl tion of woman and her silence and subjection are her greatest enemies and the truth of this has been demonstrated by the fact that every ad vance step woman has taken has been In defiance of these commands She inaugurated the Woman Suffrage movement and has always contended that tho Church as organized has withheld both Liberty and Justice from woman and If Elizabeth Cady Stantons wise councils had been heeded In the past two decades the cause would he 25 years nearer final victory than it is today and It never will triumph until they are put Into practice and women demand liberty and justice In the church as they do In the State The cause today under a conservative volley Is in statu quo told it will remain so until wo men become wise enough to storm the citidel of their wrongs After 50 years of struggle no branch of the Christian Church has grasped the suffrage flag with the golden stars and helped to carry It to victory Today In the United States there Is not one church In live hundred that will open Its doors to suffrage meetings and woman suffragists are not encouraged and aided but more often denounced by ALL churches The noblest mud grandest workers In any cause always receive ingratitude from those they labor for and Elizabeth Cady Stanton was no ex ception The National Suffrage vention held In Washington In went out of its way anil beyond Its province to pass a resolution con demning the Womans Bible which had been Issued by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her invited coworkers when tho work of the very woman they condemned made It possible for Woman Suffragists to meet in Con vention Why should Elizabeth Cady Stan tons right to publish a book bo con demned by a Suffrage Convention Such a volley has proven itself very harmful to the movement and was the deepest Ingratitude to the splen did woman whose brains and wisdom were so superior that there are none of tho now generation worthy to wear her mantle There has never yet appeared a doctor of divinity or an orthodox Woman Suffragist great enough in genious enough or bravo enough to CadyStantonsoust learned ecclesiastics In Christendom will not dare to take The Womans Bible Into his pulpit and N before his congregation compare It with the Holy Bible and prove the Womans Bible false If any man had engrafted such Vital Issues Into the religious and po ILMcal systems of his time as Eliza h th Cady Stanton he would be can onized above all the saints In the cal en lar and If she had possessed the privileges ofa man she would be acknowledged as the greatest person of her time in the political maelstrom were advocating liberty for ono class and slavery for an other Elizabeth Cady Stantcn from tho heights of mental and moral In was sounding the toes In of liberty for nations classes and in divlduhls statesmen were showered with Honors power titles and large salarle for their services Elizabeth Cady tanton planted on the Gibral tar o her convictions battled against tho titles of opposition with out tlu compensation of place power or mot ey and through her fidelity to principle she became the herald of the ne v dispensation that will shape the civilization of the 20th Century She tool firmly with tho minority and th j fidelity of the minorities has made noclal progress a fact Wasi Install and Lincoln are Im mortal names dear to the hearts of all lovers of liberty Tho rusty sword of the one and the silent pen of other iroclalm liberty lot half won Add to these the immortal name of Stanto whose life was devoted to fin tl conquest of freedom and we have the most splendid triumvirate of llbe rators the world has even statesman of American Republ ic can present a record of so pure a life and long service to the work f making tho foundation prln clples of out government a fact as Ellzabi th Cady Stanton Ilex stand ard wn s embellished with these prin ciples Taxation without representation Is tyrminyIPolitical power inhered In the people True gov emmet t consists in the consent off the go verned She never lowered- It and site never beat a retreat and when oath was glazing her eyes and paralyj lug her frame she dictated a letter o tho President of tho United States urging him to recommend Wo man Si iftrago In his next annual mes sage tr Congress The work of this grand oman soars above tho highest mounts In tops nod it Is written in letters of the sunbeam across the blue a rch that forever looks down upon h humanity ever struggling to cure L Iberty and Justice Unfit r the flag with the golden stars rung to tho breeze by our dead leader let all who two liberty pledgo thomse ves anew to never lay down their irmor until every woman on AmerU nn soil Is released from ecclesiastic and political slavery Indeed will a Statue of erty jo reared upon American soil her head will ho wreathed a chapletof Immortal glory The fleecy loads will lovo to linger about Continued on Page Four J111i ttl1 ELIZABETH CADYSTANTONThe man should be an inspiration to every Freethinker urging him to push for ward and on to the goal of human have but to look back upon her career to become conscious of how little we ourselves do It is hard to push any reform even when It has advanced well on the way Think for a moment then of the uphill work of making the start Think of the force energy persis tence discouragements and heart aches to be put forth and endured Happily Nature fitted endowed and equipped Elizabeth Cady Stanton for just such a burden Nature gave her a great brain and placed It In a great body She was thus fitted by nature for leadership When we look upon the rugged features and giant frame of George Washington we behold in him the individuality and greatness of the cause he espoused Nature fitted him to withstand the hardships of war and to inspire pat riotism in his soldiery His personality was an Inspiration to themamagnet around which they rallied their very live Paine who was Intellectually a greater man and even more potent In other directions could not have commanded and held together the Continental army There was that combination of brain body dignity individullty and force of character in Washing ton necessary for leadership in the sphere of physical action The same may be said of Elizabeth Cady Stanton She was a female stand first among women many of whom are intellectually greater than herself as Washington stands first among men many of whom were Intellectually greater than Like Washington she had the stay- Ing qualities This woman with ideacredo among us won to herself a few associates called conventions set on foot a propoganda perfected a great and widening organization sys tematlzed It Into a powerful Influence at the polls In many States and Into a potent abiding moral Influence in every section of the land For fifty years her work has stood In the lime light of public inspection subjected to ridicule and often to bitter opposi tion But she never faltered She was regarded by women gener ally as a mannish crank but few among the thoughtful of today doubt the sincerity of her purpose the high moral attitude of her ambition or the Infinite possibility to be derived from her suggestions and accom plishments In fact she stands by the side of Jefferson as the founder of a great principlesforof the best men and women of the timeWhat statesman of today has ac complished as much Name one who has advanced a moral principle and uponItIn wifehood and motherhood she was as eminently conspicuous as In her humanitarianism She well dem onstrated the fact that woman may serve the public and still dignify and sweeten the home The rare com bination of genius courage energy and domesticity that made up the character of Elizabeth Cady Stanton would have made any man great in his own generation But there remains one element of greatness in her which rises above all these She was a Freethinker Since her death this fact has been but little exploited in the press In fact a studied care has been exercised to keep It still Only one mention has been made of It and that by her old associate Susan B Anthony who has publicly stated that Mrs Stanton was an Atheist that at times for a certain purpose she would talk of Over There but she did not mean It but Instead believed that death end ed distinctive element of great ness In her will be but little recognlz ed by the public The clergy will contrive that it be made as little known as possible They will do all they can to defeat Infidelity by bing It of the credit of heading and Instituting reform Just as they claim the Influence of Franklin Washington Jefferson and Lincoln upon American affairs like wise they will atempt to appropriate Mrs Stanton to themselves But the time will come when It will be gener ally known and recognized that It would have been Impossible for Franklin Jefferson Washington Lin coin and Mrs Stanton to have been what they were If they had not been Freethinkers Deists and Atheists Rationalism will not forever be rob bed of Its laurels first person to advocate Wo mans Rights In this country was Thomas Paine an Infidela Deist The first person to organize a Wo mans nights Association In this country was Elizabeth Cady Stanton Infidel and Atheist The struggle to gain press recognition and public respect was arduous and long It re AI t 4kr r quired Indomitable will and vast In greatIndlvhlllalltMrs Stanton was a politician She observed that womankind was controlled by the church She realized that she must enlist the favor and utilize the strength of women In the church Sho soon brought to her side such eminent church women as Susan B Anthony Mary A Liver more and others She saw that as soon as woman was set to work In her own Interests and wouldgratluahlyTherefore she was temporizing as religionNotshe had started had obtained firm root In solid ground did she openly attack the church talOnItssues of the age Its progress has been marked by many defeats and by many victories It has In fact be come a world issue Women of for eign lands are now engaged in prop agandlc work Several of the States 1thewill require many years of hard and assiduous labor before woman has emancipationBut the work Mrs Stanton started will push on to its ultimate end It is significant that this reform this strike for liberty was inaugurat ed by Infidelity It Is being continually put to us What has Infidelity done for the world Measured by dollars and centsby the money put In the J churches and convents and charitable institutions Infidelity has done but J little compared to religion But measured by intellectual force and broad humanitarianism leadingtup to political religious and intellectual emancipation it has done a thousand times more for the real good of humanity than religion has ever done In fact it has done nearly all that ever has been done to free the v human mind 3greatand power but rather Its work is to be seen in the faces of free enlight ened men and womenIn the liberal government of menln the advance of education and science In the rytdltlonspatton of women jeoK Its work is plainly written the faces and bodies of menIn theantprogress of humanity to a higher plane of ethics and justice c When I am asked What has Infi delity done for humanity I cannot look about me and point to a pile of stone and mortar dedicated to the honor and praise of saints and gods of the dim dead Past but I point direct to the countenances of the living men and women who pass me by You may build up church steeples until they pierce the Infinite azure they may rise so high that all theInightlong around their summits speed and spin the silver stars Still they will not reach the heights of the mind of a child Still they are far far below the heights wlthiItsThe heights of Freethought are heights of MIND and cannot be ured by dome and minaret and or statuary by gilded altar and thetWere every church In this plied straight on top of each other they would not begin to reach heights of good which Elizabeth Cady Stanton accomplished for mankind She started a reformation which the church has ever opposed and which it still opposes and which r believe will prove its death blow With the freedom of the mind of woman the power of the priesthood and clergy become a divided power and when woman ceases taking her belief at the hands of man when silo takes her rightful place In creed mak Ing and in church jurisdiction when she begins to preach as site now works for half the salary the preacher gets then farewell to the occupations of the holy men of God Farewell to the ancient gods and saints and relics and superstitions which still bind humanity to dead and depraved ages Then the face of man will be turn ed forward His gods will be the great reformers of the present His Bible will be humanity He will take his revelations from the develop ments of Future Instead of from the dreams of the past Free women will make free men and free men will not support a mighty power at enmity always with free speech and with free govern ment The work of Mrs Stanton cannot be estimated Her faro is secure It will grow brighter just as woman vances It will grow more steady just as superstition declines Woman having once started for ward through organization will not turn back Eventually she will stand upon an equal footing politically and religiously with man and this consummation will be the result of the work originated and planned by this great unselfish sympathetic liberty loving philosopher and woman When asked What has Infidelity done for the world you may proudly point to the life labor and achieve ments of Elizabeth Cady Stanton She needs no monument But were a rich man from the gratitude of my heart I would erect a temple In her honor and perpetuate her imago In enduring bronze IJB WILSON M Dit sf JijtJt V BLUE GRASS BLADE UUddd II WEALTH A POEM BY L S WELCH OF NEW BRAUNFELS TEXAS Is By Far the Most meritorious Met rical Production of American In fidelity The Mount of Olives Not Excepted I received on October 12adlllpldat eel booklet upon the first blank lenf of which was written In a hand fine enough for a Spenccrian writing master the following legend Presented to the Supremely tremely and Superlatively Irrcvercnd C Moore by the Perpetrator L S title pegs Is as follows Wealth and Meditations By L S Welch New Brannfels Texas The Comal Publishing Co 1894 Wealth and Meditations are separate poems each havIng a preface In very fine prose of delicate humor the one to Meditations say Ing that It was once printed In The Independent Pulpit now The occupies 25 pages anti Meditations seven pages There arc two classes of people who ought to read Wealth they are those who are Socialists and those who are not Socialists- In the preface to ealth occurs tho following- In the following poem If such It may be called some may think that In choice of verse I am behind thp times but am not particular about what part of tho procession I am In it Is the company that look to It will be understood that the company has no choice In the matter- I chose tho old heroic verse out of respect for others of less dignity knowing that Its reputation could not be sullied by unskillful hands but was not certain about the new fanglcd stanzas of our modern schools After ant there Is not so much credit tacked to tho Invention of measured as putting something new to what little sentiment and fe ideas may happen to be In the work have nothing to say but leave that task to tho readers If any should be found who no doubt will be mor than pleased with the opportunity thus offered to express their appre elation in language stronger than th publishers care to print L S W The following are samples from tho poem Wealth s Thy aid 0 Muse I would invoke in song- Unclose thy lips let numbers flow along Rapt with tho theme 0 thou my voice Inspire Strike with deft fingers on thy tune ful lyre The power of wealth the blessing i iriches bring i Recount and praises of their virtues sing A theme neglected by the bards of old Who sang for glory when they needed gold But fame alone no quivering limbs can warm Nor feed the hungry nor resist tho storm Can trump of fame recall thy form when laid All cold and pulseless in the realms of shade Or the loud plaudits of succeedIng- men Send lifes warm current through thy veins again Can name eternal though it shine for aye Give half tho pleasure of one health ful day Rejoice then while existence gives you leave Nor wasted past nor luckless present grieve Live to enjoy what haply falls to thee The past is gone the future worso may be Whateer you can to ease anothers pain Do and resume your customed walks again Let not your gifts too much consist of air Go to your pocket and produce your share Think not that words the throbbing heart can heal You wound it deeper though It may not feel Kind words and glances though they have a power Wealth Is the stronger In a needy hour When friends desert us and when foes beguile A dollars stronger than tho blandest smile When dire disaster fills the land with grief Who seeks a smller to secure relief Without possessions where would progress he Where then 0 Paul thy boasted Charity Without them your most righteous deeds must class s boastful emptiness or sounding brass Wealth drives disease and famine from the eloor Supports our loved ones and assists tho poor Ten thousand mercies falling from her hand Shed thousand thousands blessings oer thin land Through haunts of vice her pitying servants seek Upraise the fallen and assist tho weak The dumb glvo utterancce and thin deaf they hear And groans of anguish turn to songs of cheer The blind who wandered In tho gloom of night Op forth rejoicing In tho gift of sight Thus on and on In an Increasing flood ti W U AfL li Flow tho grand efforts of tho great and good Homes for the poor the sick and orphans rise And schools of learning tower toward the skies No other friend will stand so help ful by When wrongs oppress and when fenders fly Naught can with such peaceful powers assauge The cares and sorrows of Increasing Wealth adds enjoyment to the sum of life And lends assistance In each earthly strife Stands by the bed whereon thin sufferer lies Tries each relief and bids his spirits rise Nor when at last the vital spark Is Deserts Its post forgetful of the dead But led by love that blossoms round thin home Builds a memorial oer tho silent tomb If wit and wisdom are perchance de nled- Wenlth makes a man of what is left beside And In tho parlor ballroom on the streets Hell be respected by whoeer lie meets TIs wrong you say thats neither here nor there We have to take things as we find they are lOur friends our foes as Is too often shown They love they hate us for the wealth we own But whos to blame Thin rich Why no Tls mother nature who has made them so If men are fools tis none of your concern Strive to instruct them youre theIr fools In turn Let custom hold all undisturbed theIr way For fools like dogs will always have their day What nature should be It were hard to tell But what she Is is known to all full wellyHed best begin whoever thinks lie can- Reform at once the natural ways of maneSome be tramps and others will be lords lifeeOne loafs in rags the other proudly dressed As taught the preacher by lake of Galilee Poor have ye always but not always me So think the rich and being Christian too Try but to follow as he bade them do Matt xxv IIIWhy should tho poor with unrelent VDenounce thchct fTlsour coun trys great Theyll all get something If they work and wait All cant be rich whatever wealths in store Had each a million wealth Itself were poor Not all the gold Sierras realms sup ply Can quiet envy or contentment buy It is the mind that makes the most of earth Tis king of fortune and estates of birth Quo source of evil thats too common now Men go to Congress when they ought to plow And men too lazy to produce their food Seek public office for thin publics good Preach to the rabble who are doing well And discontent them till their lifes- a hell Till precious time is spent upon the street That ought to go to purchase hread and meat Tis not with Congress that the trouble lies But politicians windier than wise And why to Congress pitying tales to Remain at home raise something you can sell Thin farmers hand must grapplo from thin Whateer of happiness this world will yield In many products he will find reliefs For ailments and his fancied griefs No glutted market can the man withstand With diverse sources opening to his hand But following leaders like a drove of sheep Then round thin country mouths tits tend wide They curse the rich and want a grand divide They mortgage horses lands and tools and crops Then get discouraged and go join tho Pops And when tho payday comes though oer so late They want to borrow at a lower rato Theyve danced on tick forgetful by the way That those who fiddle always want their pay Who conceives the vast cathedrals plan Does more deserves more from his fellowman Than ho who digs thin mine or turns the Ordrlves the engine or convoys tho hod For thousands can such lowly arts pursue While brain and judgment are reserved for few As with a horse so with a man no less We Judge his value by his useful ness Ho eloes tlio pleat who front an active mind Brings forth new comforts to rejoice his loud Invents some means tho Idle to em ploy But he who gives thin thoughtless spendthrift hreadJDoes him no good but works a wrong insteadir The rich mans needs Increasing day by tiny Give poor men labor anti Increase their pay IIHis house his horse his chaise his clothes his food Count so much for the poor mans good It is but right as all experience shows The poor should labor whIM the rich repose For did the rich his own pursuits perform To toil oppressing barn unshamed hIs arm- Where would the poor their occupa tint gone Find aught for sustenance thus left alone- Methinks hear some agitator howl Were wealth divided thered be wealth for all But corporations grasp each needful store Then with high prices they oppress the poor Wed make such laws as would thin poor protect And such as corporations should spect Wed have the laborer higher wages paid And combination should be stopped in trade The poor well elevate the rich de press Wed kick the magnate and the tramp caress Thus wed adjust unequal states of men And golden times would surely come again But tis replied Each has a right to With whats his own as he is minded- to And he who would his neighbors rights unthrone Seeks a disaster to oerwhelm his own Who strives In war his foes strong arm to bind Must be prepared to suffer acts In kind So when the crowds whod rather loaf than toll Steal from the rich and honest men despoil They must expect unless were Jus tice dead Their acts redounded on each guilty head Come all yo learned In dialectics trained Show us what wealth divided eer tained One great imqr JJ ought fibfCSt A single impulse either wrong or right But when collected and Its powers applied What vast industries has It then sun plied By land and sea it girdles earth around And civilizes man wherever found tlneDoesThan all the zealous missionary Eer bands sent by Christians to thin h fen lands DOG FENNEL ET Maceo Ky Oct 19J 02 Mr C C Moore Dear Brother Enclosed 240 One dollar on the Blade Magazine and 100 on a club of five will Sed you 160 more- I want the 100000 subscribers and hope to live to see it and If we put our shoulders to the wheel you will get them inside of five years- I dont know what you wan to go to Palestine for but put me down for Dog Fennel in the Orient and I hope your book will help to kill priest craft and kingcraft am truly glad our Congres meets In Lexington and hope to be there hope we will have no Grew Dy namls or long tirades abou what we have done for tho cause I have been in it for years commenced with Paine as a deist then took Inv gcrsoll as an Agnostic and I am an Atheist- send a petition for Dr Hummer was told just a few mlnut s ago that you were In the penlt ntlary again told tho parties It was ailethat had just finished read ig thin Blade of October think that story about the wid ows mite has made more ragged and hungry children and fine ressed theologians priests and villain than anything except tho damned stuff called alcohol am not giving my little m tee to the Blue or beIIcausethought paper ever published I give more than am able to glvo r nd am only sorry that I am not moro ble am not saying anything gainst other freethought papers trlsh I could take them all and coul help them all If you were to keep tho Bl le In fix to suit all you would hav time for nothing else Fix It to sui C C Moore If any man calls Tom Paine a filthy little atheist stick h m der tae short ribs whether Old GarveyorT D RUTLE GE KIdders Virgin I Thin Blade has now prlnteB the fifth edition of the Virgin Mar tho most famous Infidel tract of length over written This is the article for nC1quitted Russias Crime Against Motherhood BY JOSEPHINE HENRY The Czarina of Russia Is about to become a victim of tho most tyran ideal government on earth brought about by the dictation of the Church The Cznrinn was tho Princess Mix of Hesse ono of tho most beautiful women of royal blood In Europe A movement Is on foot In Russia luau gurated by the heads of tho Russian Church to compel the Czar to di vorco himself front tho Czarina bo entice tho five children the Czarina has borne have nil been daughters There Is a law in Russia like tho Salic law In Franco prohibiting a man from ruling tho nation Thus the Czarina and her jir living daughters count for naught In either Church or State in Russia The birth only of girl children to the royal fan ily and the tisane desire for a son to Inherit the sceptre from his father have put tho eccleclastlcs and politicians to Intriguing to have tho Czar Ina divorced This is but a repetition of Napoleons tactics In order to rIll himself of Josephine In his eagerness for an heir to tho French throne Napoleon the murderer of men thin usurper of nations tho rcpudlator of all that Is noblest In Immunity blood thirsty tyrant who sacrificed ev cry thing on the altar of ambition wrote these words to Josephine when he was suing for her hand Devoted to the execration of posterity the one of us who shall be first to sunder the bonds that unite us woven not only by esteem and friendship but by love Yet after all such protestations this desplsable tyrant of tho centuries divorced Josephine because she did not bear him a son When Napoleon made such a proposition to Josephine shin should have cast him from her heart spurned his offers of friendship laid aside her royal tltlo and ropes and defended before the worlu tho majesty of womanhood If Josephine had dote this she would have done more to dignify woman hood and wifehood than any woman In history But Josephine truckled to the heartless tyrant who trampled on her lovo and loyalty and thus the symmetry of her noble character was marred and distorted History Is about to repeat Itself and Czar of all the Russlas to follow In the foot steps of Napoleon who made a slaughter pen of Europe But this heartless man of destiny received his just deserts for If ever fate sent a keen shaft to shatter human hopes It was when n descendant of Jose phine sat upon the throne of France Napoleons son by Mario Louise was In his thin man of destiny died ah exiled prisoner on his lonely Is land and Louis Napoleon the son of rHor en hMM 1utl1 uah WOOING CENTLE WOMAN WITH A PISTOL This thing of wooing gentle woman with a gun has become unpleasantly frequent Such a method of express ing deep affection has Its draw backs as any woman would admit The press dally records the murder of young women by lovers whose at tentions are rejected On Octber 9th Alice Fisher an employee at the gov ernment printing office at Washing ton was shot and Instantly killed by her rejected suitor William Dough erty who hilled the young woman and then committed suicide becauso the girl was receiving attentions of another young man On October 21st Marina Nolan who by her beauty had gained a national reputation as California Venus was shot to death in San Francisco by her jealous rejected lover Edwin Marschutte who then committed suicide And so day by day these tragedies are taking place In all sections of our country The only redeeming feature is that these tyrants commit suicide and the world Is well rid of them These days if a girl rejects the at tentions of a man who is ns ugly as sin in form face morals and Ills position she is in danger of being religion teaches that the man shall rule tho woman and tHat the woman must submit to every Injustice and cruelty offered to her and the boy of 10 years Imbibes this Idea and Is strenghtens with his years henco tho Injustice and outrage heaped upon woman Is one of the prominent features of Christian God says In his mandment that He Is a jealous God and that thou shalt have no other Gods but me and this jealous spirit has been transmitted to tho sons of God and they visit It upon the daughters of men with vengeance God had no daughters at least If lie had Bible does not mention them The Christian marriage ceremony gives the woman to tho man at tho marriage altar like a sheep and a dog who glveth this woman to this man and the woman Is required to vow that site will servo and obey the man as long as life lasts Millions of women are leading martyrs lives the victims of this diabolical Christian tenet which Is visited on them with a vengeance after marriage But thin wholesale slaughter of young girls Is evidence that tho serve and obey theory Is now being required of women before marriage 94L JJmJIt Napoleon divorced because she did not bear him a son because Emperor of France and now a domestic tragedy Is about to ho enacted In Russia and the wronged Czarina has It In her power to enlist the sym pathies of tho whole world and at the same time strike a staggering blow at the most diabolical ecclesiastical and political hierarcy under the sun If tile heads of thin Russian Church Influence tho Czar to divorce his wife because she has borne five daughters and no son the Czarina should spurn both tho Czar and the Church shako the dust of the land of Cossacks from feet and return to nor native laud The time and tho opportunity have nrrlvcn when Czarina can resent In tones that will ring around the earth this diabolical Insult to womanhood and wifehood In the transition state of tho domestic tem and defensive position of thodox religion both of which have wronged robbed outraged and In suited the mothers of the race the Czarina of Russia has It In her er to so reproach the oppression of her sex as to strike terror to priest ly tyrants and give courage and hope to the women of tho world Win tho Czarina do this To possess sublimity of character a woman whose trusting love line been outraged must know how to return nn Insult Be cause the woman of the past have slavishly and silently borne their wrongs tho world swarms with rants cowards mill moral degen crates Patient Grlseldas may have suited the old time but regal selfrespect and heroic demand that womans human rights should be respected should Inspire the modern woman Church Is at the bottom of this outrage against thin Czarina This Is a clear expression of the es timate priestcraft places upon wo man The Czarina since her accession has passed her life In tho agonies of travail and has given birth to emughtors only Because the off spring of tho Czarina were shaped by Nature In feminine form they have aroused the anger of the Procu rata of the Holy Synods Popes Procurators Priests and Parsons value woman alone for being child bearers and when tho sex of children does not suit the holy men of God they advise divorce Suppose tho Czar takes unto him self another wife may present her liege lord with another quartette of daughters or she may have no children at all The Church would no doubt keep on divorcing the woman who failed to give birth to a son to keep up tint succession Yet divorce for just Church Is howled down by the Any marriage Is a Titoly union and sacrament If only If a rake a bully a drunkard or a moral leper takes a fancy to a young woman insane idea possesses him that he must OWN her In marriage and If she rejects his suit he whips out his knife or pistol and takes her life If you will take away credulity tyranny and deadly weapons from Christianity tho system will collapse like a house of cards The only redeeming feature about these affairs is that the murderer of sweethearts and wives so often take their own lives It is a blessing that society is rid of such tyrants and oven tho murdered women are better off In their graves than to have lived and been placed In the clutches of such brutal men There are thousands of both unmarried and married women now living in the United States who will be sent to their death by brutal men The papers will continue dally to record these trage dies This is the actual state of our Christian civilization socalled There is a cause for wholesale murder of women and to my mind It Is the teaching and commands of the Holy Bible W e are not yet near enough to true civilization to throw the blame where It belongs It Is all wrong Bible or no Bible to inculcate the Idea that men should own or rulo women In any relation of life yet the Bible teaches this and men act upon It in Church and State and In the domes tic system and when the brute overpowers the higher nature In men with Bible teaching to spur them on when women rebel against their authority they murder them The clergy many of them have been expending their eloquence on the cruelties visited by tho striking coal miners This Is greatly to their credit and they are doing their duty against great odds in demanding justice for the wronged class But a live starving and wronged miner Is not as brutally dealt with ns a murdered woman Pulpits press and courts resound with plans to defend striking miners and they find the cause of their wrongs but not one word regarding the wrongs against women or the cause of their wholesale butchery It is loudly proclaimed that tho Christian religion is womans best friend If it Is a good way to prove It would he to cull a council of the clergy who will fearlessly discuss tho question why are thousands of women being murdered every year In this country They would not discuss very long before they would discover that the tap root of these crimes Is In thin teachings of their Holy Bible Thy deslro shall ho to thy husband and he shall rule over time Let tho man remain In silence and subjec thou The husband is tho head of tho wife even as Christ is thin head of tho Church These diabolisms proclaimed as tho word of God are the cause of tho domestic pandemon ium that reigns today In ChrIsten- dom and Is leaving its bloody trail In our domestic system JOSEPHINE K HENRY U8ULUJ 1 the woman gives birth to as many children as nature will permit to augment the number of Its dupes Suppose thin Irony of fate should hurl its shafts at tho Czar of Russia as It did at Napoleon and tho Russia of tho future be ruled by a elnughter of the Czarina ho divorced Why shemld not a woman rule Russia Tho ablest and inost decent reigns in Europe have been those of women The greatest ruler Russia ever was a woman The name of hadIine of Russia resounds through tory while tho names of all tho are comparatively unknown The abil ity of Catherine of Russia far tran scented lieu male rulers and though her morals were questionable they were equally as good as tho mascu line lights of church and State Tho Metropolitan of St Petersburg thin Procurator of the Holy Synod mill the Czar himself could now read with profit a history of Na polean It might reveal to them tho fact that Tho best laid plans of mice and men Gang aft aglee- If the Czar divorces his wife be cause her children are all girls IIhope the next wife will present himIwith twin daughters every time becomes a mother and that tho sen timent of tho civilized world will nn iron hand on thin power of ators and priests and destroy layIpower forever Why shoulel a be held responsible for the sex child moro than father Thin secret of sex Is a sealed one In tho keeping of Nature and she guards It well can hut believe that tho world would bo better off today if the mothers of Popes Procurators and priests hall brought daughters Instead of sons Into tho world Surely tho position of the uusslnn church today In regard to tho Czar ina should thin eyes of every thinking woniat in Carlstcndom as to tho estimate orthodox religion places on lien sex If the church had as much respect for woman and moth erhood as It has for its altars symbols vestments and the jugglery of priesthood life would take on a new meaning for thin race Tho action of the Russian church against thin Czar Ina should bo met with a storm of condemnation from the women of the world In both church and State There are deep wrongs which have not been revealed And in all lands Insane That make hordes the law their barharlcIRise then 0 Woman mighty pen By justice driven Scatter the sophistries of blinded mensTill every wrong riven CONDENSED Bellovlow FlaI shall help a lit tie on the lino as soon as I can I have been trying to get one new sub scriber here for the last two years have not succeeded In this place tho people dont want to know any thing but Christ and him crucified Only yesterday one of these Intelli gent Christians told me that common sense taught one that Christ rose from the dead When the most In telligent are that Ignorant what can wo expect of the balance If I had money would help the B would get most of all send eight names on a petition for Dr Hammer MRS KELSEY NebYou may put my name down as a subscriber for Dog Fennel In the Orient Please consider this pIIateIWebster City JaWIll try to send a club with renewal HARRIET CLOSZIMapleton GmtFind enclosed 105 for sub to the Blade and New York World as per your recent club offer WILLIAM W MARTIN Answer Bro Martin Its a double meaning word Here to remark you are a bird And you know Its said that birds of a feather- Like you and me should flock gether WORKED THE RABBITFOOT Clrcloville 0 Oct 12 02 Mr C Moore My dear Brother You worked tho rabbit foot on me tills time you or Bro James About three weeks ago you 100 to renew my enelosedI for the Blade promising 100 lino soon The date on my paper has not been changed so concluded you dropped the 100 In ono of the lino drawers thinking that a dollar in hand was better than anybodys promise and knowing quite well that would not allow tho Blade to go by default Hero Is another Willie which I hope will induce you to mark my sub scription ahead a piece Is It possible for tho Blade to lieimain better read everything it before the advertisements and then reluctant to lay the paper down read them Fraternally yours LUMAN C KIMBERLY STUCK ON DOG FENNEL Lima 0 Oct 2202 Mr C C Moore am Interested In the Dog Fen nel business na am positive that It will contain facts worth knowing want to be In at the grand march for Dog Fennel In the Orient when It is ready Yours for health and success JAS S DAVIS tif- lRiMi 7UI JrJI JJrliIi4 l I BLUE GRASS BLADE illAr tTHEY SAY ABOUT MY PROPOSED BOOK Indianapolis hlltYOIl may put mo down for a copy of Dog Fennel In tho OrlentJ BYL13R I Farley lowaI will take two cop ies of Dog Fennel in tho Orient perhaps fVC11 GILMORE t Blue Arizona Put mo town for ono Dog Fennel In tho Orient Tho Dlade Is cutting a wide swath You I handle Dr Hammers case grand stylebetter than you lrotr own Dro Mulligan of this place may take a hookI will see him laterC B MARTIN iWANT WILSONS POEMS DOG FENNEL IN THEIRN Ashland Ky Oct 23 02 Mr C C Mooro Dear SlrYolI will kindly put R S Carr and myself down for one copy each of Dog Fennel In tho Orient and one copy each of Dr Wil sons Poems Wo are getting up a club of ten for the Blade think we will succeed BANNING GRAY IPREACHERS AS HIGH ANTHRACITE COAL Oct 25At tho Synod IAS hero Dr Russell an address on the number of candidates for church orders lie declared that commercialism is driving young men out of the ministry lIe said If the decline In ministerial candidates con tinues preachers will become as high as anthracite coal PINING FOR DOG FENNEL Okra Ind Ter Oct 02 C C Moore Dear old Heathen Please put me and C P Haggard down for a copy each of Dog Fennel In tho Orient and hurry up and go on tell us all about It Yours In faith DR M M DEVINE Comment Here Is a very striking case Of professional affinity A man who is Doctor Dovine But not Doctor of Devlnoty WANTS DOG FENNEL Glasford Ills Oct 20 02 Blue Grass made Find enclosed cents for another name to Glasford club You ought to go to Mount Horeb church oftener than once in live years Its hard to listen to an old bald head trying to sing bass but stuff z cotton in olr ears and Imagine its oldtentuclyJack calling for his supper and Its all right Dont forget to put my name down for one Dog Fennel I would not miss it for anything in the world Wo thought a few years ago that Methodists and Dog Fennel would take tho state of Illinois but they have both become extinct Of the two I prefer dog fennel want one for seed Yours respectfully WILLIAM F FAIINESTOCK Dysant la Oct 14 02 Brother Moore Enclosed please find 50 cents for renewal of Blade lately sent you new subscribers and they are all much pleased with the Blade- I have received Mary Mac Lanes book and am more pleased with her portrayal of the Devil In human nature than expected to be If Mary tho dear little heartstarv ed girl is not a subscriber for the Blue Grass Blade you put her name on tho list and I will pay for 11down fambly Mary am 56 4 years old an the Blade to Mary with tho compliments of the Devil- J VAN WINKLE AnswerSend on your plunk p q for tho B B starts to Mary Mac Lane Butte Montana right away marked paid to October 1903 MY HAPPY HOME OH HOW LONG FOR THEE Cincinnati OAm getting up now club for the Blade Put mo down for Dog Fennel in tho Orient and Dr Wilsons Poems Hope we will have a glorious time at the Congress in January at Lex ington home of sago of Quak aracro and tho B G DA M KRONE Bodle CatPut mo down for your Dog Fennel In tho Orlentthe dol lar will he ready when tho book is F M SMITH Bennington Kansas Please put my name down for one copy of your new contemplated book Dog Fennel In tho Orient HENRY C ROB ERTS Newport KyPut me down for one of your Dog Fennel books feel satisfied you will see enough on your trip to enable you to write an interesting account of It If yon find any old relics a price of the cross or a chip off tho stono from tho burial place of J C bring over a fewJ- I REILEY Answer Bechersweetllfo will I have told Hughes to commence say ing his too nails and Just any old thins that looks like it would go and am going to save my hull and wins leers DOG FENNEL AND THE L P Paronia Col Oct 02 Dear Bro Mooro have just read tho Blade and asAusual for Dog Pen Put my name nel In tho Orient and as soon as I can get to town will send my name and cash for membership In tho Nat- Ional Liberal Party III It is time that right should be i gnnized If might Is over to servo right Ono true Liberal cnn do much In his own community If his heart anil mind arc wide awake and active should arouse conllItionR and selfishness get checkreined nil must eventually suffer I am n natural born Liberal and cannot enduro Injustice for all In justice Is theft Some of It Is leg alized to ho sure hut that never Jus titled a wrong am glad to see how Johnson of California aroused Catholic big ots It seems that Johnson touched n vital spot end the way the Catholic was affected some how reminded me of the little who made tip his mind to taO punishment without cry Ing Tills so Irate fath er that ho applied the lash so eff ectually that a few tears rolled down the boys cheeks Afterward ho said they were tears of Joy ho said ho was thinking of how glad ho would bo if his father was dead If all wore as highminded as A Johnson Popes and all other eccle siastics would Jiavo to do a littld hone est work for a living Parasites are going out of style and no amount of revision of creeds can minder the evolution of thought and progressI to send in my petition to Governor Cnmniins for tho release of Dr Hammer of Newton Iowa It Is strange that so many crimes can bo committed in the name of civlllntion Just because Dr Hammer is an Infi del spite has waxed strong and would hang him If possible I will get some subscribers for the Illade after the busy time Is over nod hopo to see your style win in tills nock o tho woods have never practiced free love and only know of It from their books No matter If freolovo communities are corrupt their principles are not marriage ceremony looks as silly to mo as any old church rite and will look the samo to you 10 years from now for you are too Intel ligent to escape tho growth of pure knowledge which is being ushered in Yours for right LAURA J LANGSTON Answer In years from now expect to ho in heaven where they have no marriage or giving in marriage Ileckon they have frcelove there It may do for that place hut while dont think much of church marriage reckon civil marriage Is the civil timing for this neck o woods have tried It nigh onto 40 years and like It so far THE DOG FENNEL IN THE NAME OF MY HOLY SMOKE LAND BOOK THEY EVERLASTINGLY KICK ON nrrolJ Iowti Oct fCharles C Mooro Dear SlrPllt me Clown for one of your books on your proposed trip to the Orient- do not like the name you give tho hook It sounds trilling Would it not he better to give it some name more suggestive of seriousness and worth Think of this Yours fraternally RICHARD CONWAY t s Answer Shakespeare said Whats In a name a roso by nay other name would smell as sweet Samo Is true of a skunk musk or llmberger cheese Solomon said good name is rather to be chosen than great riches Goose egg for Shako score ono for Sol I named tho Rational View Be hind the flare 3149S and the Blue Grass Blade Like Daniel Webster they still liveWalt Whitman named Leaves of Grass It managed to live though grass has no leaves on it Solomon spoke of trees from the cedar tree that Is In Lebanon unto the hyssop that groweth out of tho wall My first thought of a name for my proposed hook was Giaour in Jeru salem pretty appropriate euphon but nobody hut a reader of Byron would know what a Giaour was or could pronounce It or would recollect it and It would Induce Inter minable explanation from mo to my friends and then front them to other persons to whom they might speak of tho book Then thought of Kentucky In Palestine or Kentucklan in Pales tlnoor In Syria or in tho euphonious or originaltoo much like other people anyhow like Mary Mac Lane would rather ho original and wrong than a plglarist and rightif Indeed the latter terms ho not mutually contra in Jerusalem was euphony lows and Involved my Prohibition litics hilt It hal beet too nearly pre empted by Ross Browns Hadji In all other names that wore at all pertinent hal bees gobbled up by Christian writers and stuck onto their lugubrious books about Holy Land Beside all this I did not want to take any name for my book that would ho unnecessarily offensive to Christians as Intend to put Into the book no more tliat would ho offen sive to them than a fall goon Inin ored narrative of what might seo and hear would necessarily Imply Fortyfive years ago my cousin Wharton Moore now living In Lox ington aged 70and then living near my country home Quakeracro was ono of a commit tee to select a namo for tho precinct In which live and the place at which tho voting was to ho selected an old houso very near tho center of tho precinct Its neglected yard was full of dog feu nel and my Cousin said Lets nams It Dog Fennel and so It the most L famous country precinct in the Unit ed States today was christened Dog Pommel will only grow on very rich soil In sight of my houso are living three men worth an aggregate is peculiarly pungent as every man will remember whoever got It hotween his toes when a barefoot hoy tool It seemed to me that Dog Fennel as a part of tho name of my hook made a companion piece to Blue Grass part of tho name of my paper and so moto It be The men who havo lived or visit ed or in sonic way figured in Dog Fennel precinct aro as follows All tho Brecklnrldges Chief Jus Lice Marshall Aaron Burr resident William Henry Harrison his man nail my kinsman Carter liar rison the assassinated Mayor of cago Dr Robert Peter F R S AlexI ander Falhncr Arkansas Travel or Gen John II Morgan tho Con federate chleftlan Gen John B Cas tloman C S A and then U S Gen Coxey of keep of tho grass fame Gen Cassius Ili Clay of bowie knifo and antislavery fame and U S Senator James B Beck For tragedy romance anti folklore Dog Fennel Is uncqunlcd by any country precinct In America Tho name of my hook If It ever materializes will ho Dog Fennel in the OrientIINGERSOLLS EULOGY OF WHISKEY Tell City Ala Oct 24 02IC Moore editor Dear SlrI found following letter In Vol No2 of Occult Truths Feb 19 1900 It Is said to havo been written by Robert inv gersoll to a soninlaw who was sick I send you some of tho most won derful whisky that over drove a slwl eton from a feast or painted land scapes In the brain of man It Is the mingled souls of wheat and corn In it you find tho sunshine nail the shallow that chaso each other over the bollowy fields breath of June tho carol of tho lark tho dew of thoI night the weather of Summer andI Autumns rich content all golden withI imprisoned light Drink it and you will hear the voices of men and maidens singing the harvest home mingled with the laughter of children Drink It and you will feel within your blood startlit dawns tho dreamy tawny dusks of many perfect days For forty years this liquid Joy has been within tho happy staves of oaleI longing to touch tho lips of man R INGERSOLL a Occult Truths says a liquor dealer in Washington displayed a copy of the letter In his show window sentiment certainly reads like sonic of Mr Ingcrsolls sayings and Is a splendid eulogy on King Alcohol It made my mouth water while reading it It is Quito a different sen timed from tho piece you keep stand ing In tho Blade about Tho Damned Stuff Called Alcohol I hlfcT thefnilsforluno to losr my wife the ICth of this month and the place seems desolate and ionesdmo Wo had lived together 48 years months and 28 days She was tho most devoted and affectionate woman I ever knew to her family and a kind neighbor All who knew her loved her She Is at rest while am left alone to suffer and grieve alono over my loss AMOS L GRIFFITH AnswerI suppose that Is properly accredited to Col Ingersoll havo known It to be imputed to him for long tlmo and never heard It denied though It is unfortunately true that many infidels seem to bo gratified to see such sentiments attributed to In gersoll There Is another similar letter to this In which ho thanks a man for a jug of whiskey sent him if have not confused that with the piece you sent me had seen it and knew It to ho so inconsistent with what I keep starling In my paper South west corner first page Damned stuff called alcohol that to assure myself about It once asked Col Ingersoll In a conversation with him Did you really write that jug of whisky piece that Is attributed yJHe said ho did anti then added that his wife made him do so He not look at me when he said it did not have the bold open face that he always had in everything else that heard him say think ho was ashamed of It and ho did seem to lay tho blame on his wife just as Adam did on Eve and that was tho weakest of all tho things ever knew of Ingersoll saying The piece that you quote as com ing from him though ho also spoke what keep standing In my paper has done Inestimable harm and will tinuo to do harm as long as tho mem ory of Ingersolf lives It seems strange that Ingersoll who said so much against the Blblo so thoroughly agreed with tho Bible tho subject of liquor drinking In Proverbs C7 wo read Give strong drink unto him that Is ready to per ish and wino unto those that bo of heavy hearts Let him drink and forget his poverty and remember his misery no more Also In Jeremiah 25 2728 wo havo the following Thus snlth tho Lord of limits tho God of Israel Drink ye and bo drunken Thus saith Lord of Hosts yo shall certainly drink BEHIND THE BARS 31498 My Book That Wrote In the Itentiary Behind tho Bars 31498 Is the titio of an autobiographical book I wrote while I was n government prisoner in the immense penitentiary at Columbus Ohio tho figures 31 498 being my prison number Nothing else can so glvo one an ilea of my eventful life as does this is neatly hound and seems to bo regarded as quito readable For sale at this ofllce Price 100 or given as a premium for every on club at the DOcent rate CHARLES C MOOREI CALL FOR SECOND ANNUAL CONGRESS OF NATIONAL LIBERALPARTYuuu To the Freethinkers of the United States You are hereby earnestly requested to attend the annual congress of the National Liberal Party In Lexington Kentucky Friday Saturday and Sunday January 23 24 25 1903 303 The emancipation of the human mind from the bondage of theological superstition has made wonderful progress since the days of the immortal Bruno but In spite of the culture of modern times there Is still dan ger that the black flag of Theocracy may float in triumph over the itol at Waslngton and enshroud the Republic of Paine and Jefferson In the darkness of the Middle Ages At the close of the 18th Century it dawned upon the minds of these great thinkers that all men are creat ed qual and this priceless concep tionmade the 19th Century tho more marvelous and the happiest period In the history of the world Previous to this century of Amrr lean Freedom the entire earth was filled with cruelty and barbarism and all mankind were under the galling yoke of kingly tyranny and priestly despotism The very few of the worlds inhabitants who could read and write had no illumination but the light of a candle and the work of the world was done by the muscles of man and beast The human brain in this universal atmosphere of kingly and priestly slavery could know noth ing of the laws of Nature and the chemical and physical properties of matter nor of any of the processes- of the world around them and war misery pestilence ignorance and fam ine were the common heritage of the human family This awful gloom that hung over the world like a funeral pall was pelled by the Palnes the Jeffersons the Franklins and their comrades Their successful revolt against the kings priests tyrants of the earth gave to the world a hundred years A TALK OF THE EDITOR TO READERS OF THE BLADE editorofaomuwiiat like one largo occasionally to havo a familiar tallI with his readers You can see from the letters that J print that tho Blade has many good friends who compliment it and me For all this I fool grateful If I know that would tile today would realize that my paper had already Immensely exceeded In Influence and interest my must ambitious dream when walking miles from Lexing ton to my homo in tho country Quak eracro near midnight In the winter determined to start a newspaper and in one minute selected its name The Blue Grass Blade Now you all can see in any issue of it that It goes all over United States and some little to various places outside of our great country Everything indicates that Infidelity Is continually progressing Sped mens of tho evidence of this are that State of Nebraska has lately do tided that the Bible shall not he read nor prayers made nor hymns sung in the public schools- have just been reading the utter ances of a number of prominent preachers on that subject and they say that it Is a triumph of atheism They used to call us Infidels merely but now they seem to regard that Infidel is hardly a strong enough term and they call us atheists and this Is correct for think that a very large majority of Infidels now lIe atheists Then Rabbi Emll Illrsch of Chica go has Instructed his synagogue no longer to regard the fist chapter of Genesis as authentic simply as a sj jy theory of cosmogony that the JWS had learned from the heathen And then wo have the death of Elizabeth Cady Stanton whoso fame as nn Infidel was coextensive with civilization oven Ingersoll not having been her peer and yet from Lexing ton Ky commonly thought to bo a Gibraltar of Christianity there comes to mo the Leaser the most prominent and influential paper that ever was In Lexington with a largo pict ore of Mrs Stanton and a complimen tary account of her great career and In largo letters over it all the true and significant legend A noble life course If people believed tho Bible our newspapers and pulpits would thunder with tho announce ment that a woman who had lived to aG years mod spent hOI life with all tho advantages that wealth and health and education anti Intellect and social standing could give her in writing and speaking against blOand tho Christian religion had now tiled and gone to hell But suppose no omit of any standing in tho whole of America would dare to say that now oven if ho desired to do so and on tho other hand there will probably ho thousands of newspapers and pulpits that will praise her for her work In the emancipation of the slaves and fur what she has lone for tho rights of her sex But over with all these encouraging things going on nil tho time every thing to advance Infidelity and noth ing but money nnd vanity and bigotry ignorance mil hato and Jealousy to advanco Christianity Infidels seem t JUUof hope progress and unprecedented happinessTo the priceless fruits of their labors and transmit them to those who are to come when we are gone Is the purpose of our organiza tion It can only be done by the com bined and cooperated work of the lovers of liberty In America and we confidently appeal to each and TO ALL OF YOU In this great move the 19th Century the 20th has dawned upon us with the spirit of kingcraft and prlestcraft reincar nated and unless the soldiers of freedom rally like our fathers did to re list the power of kings and priests the freedom of the 19th Century will be forever lost the Republic overthrown and the lopes of humanity of this appalling contem plation we confidently appeal to you to come by hundreds to tins annual conference and make it a memorable event In the history of our distracted country It Is a trite but truthful saying that Eternal vigilance Is the price of liberty Never before in the history of the world was there a more Imperative demand for vig dance than now because It Is an open secret that a tripartite agreement now exists among the political potentates of the earth the priests of Mammon and the priests of Jehovah to extin guish the torch of liberty and remand all the peoples of the earth back a state of serfdom and vassalage We therefore urge you to come Besides the election of officers for the ensuing year other business of far and convenltlonJ WILSON Vice President JOSEPHINE K HENRY 1st V P HARRIET CLOSZ 2d P MORGAN WAMSLEY Treas W F JAMIESON Secretary to take comparatively little interest in promoting their great causothovery greatest that humanity ever gaged Infldels are seeming to think that Christianity will go down any how and it probably would do so simply by the general advance of Intelligence- If there were not an Infidel publication in the world In fact Christiani ty is today a dead issue as compared with what it was when I can first rec ollect IL The chureh today by a large expenditure of money for fan cy speakers and fine buildings and ad mission of all tho indulgence the rich want and by various societies to en tertaln the young especially is keeping up a very great show of success but no man in these days except In the rural districts where the people are poor and uneducated would at tempt to create an interest by simply preaching tho gospel and telling the people they will go to hell If they dont believe it and go to heaven It they do believe It But with any sort of adequate ear nest cooperation of Infidels many of us who now live would live to see the practical total demolition of the Chris tlon religion and to this end I want tb encourage you to use more energy and thought and money The Christian religion Is based on money Take oven for one year the salaries from the priests and preachers and It would fall Into Ir revocable ruin Our people should help all their publications and hope that those who are specially friends to the Blade will select their own means as to how to use their time and energy and talent and money to help Mr Hughes In his simply heroic effort to maintain this paper at the lowest rates of cost to Its readers of any Infidel publication ever printed My Idea of tho way to get the 100000 readers for which can but hope Is for hundreds at least If not thous ands of readers of the Blade all over the United States to start the one cent plan even if Its only cents for 5 papers each week or for any number of weeks in advance that you are willing to do so and have some hotly to sell themgenerally a boy and let him sell them for any prlco from cents to 5 cents each so as to pay for the papers and a little profit and keep increasing his business from week to week and show to such boys that the reading of this paper Is cal ciliated to make them good boys and successful men Then wo want a fine meeting of tho Congress of the National Liberal Party In Lexington January 23 24 iPrillay Saturday and Sunday 1903 Please write mo about this and say you will conic if you can believe It will bo tho most Inter esting Congress that Infidels havo over had You who have been to them know they havo been so enjoyable that at the end of each days session we havo only been able to disband people by turning out the lights Ire will I believe havo tho finest Infidel speakers In world and believe that Lexington people newspapers will give us the most cordial reception any Infidel Congress has ever had And then there Is my tour to Pal estine and my hook Dog Fennel tho Orient think there Is a general Impres sion that it will ho readable and cer tainly It will bo a grand opportunity for me Please send me your names from everywhere to holp me In this and r tell me you will take ono or more copies of book And theres Tho National 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BLADE 0WALTER HURT FORMER EDITOR OF THE SUP PRESSED GATLING GUN One of the Brightest of American Writers Comes Gallantly to The Defense of the Ladles Dear Bro Moore You are to be congratulated on the character of your present corps of contributors Of course the work of the women Is of greater value The are the true evangels they are has tening toward Its zenith the rising sun of Rationalism It is to be doubted that in the entire field of Liberal endeavor there are more fective efforts than those being mal1e In your columns by Mrs Joscphl K Henry and Mrs Harriet Cbs Although organized by fanatical men and extended by a mercenary priesthood the Institutional church owes Its continued existence to mans influence Primarily she siders It her duty to bear and rear Christians To the average woman her offspring are Christians first and children afterward They belong to God more than to herself Her paramount duty Is to see that none capes the clutches of orthodoxy Secondarily her Influence Is cii ployed In roiindlngnp the maverlcl on the ranges of unregeneratlon getting them Into the church corral an not Infrequently searing their souls with the Biblical brand These results depend upon mans compliance or cowardice or cuptdit In giving his tentative approval to churchly forms ho may wish to win the favor of some fair maiden to tribute to a mothers mental composure to conciliate one who can stow upon him a benefit or his titude may be a concession to the portunities of a perniciously pious wife But always it Is womans infl ence Man may use religion as a shield but never for a weapon When this Influence shall be still clently diverted the church will riously decline When the support Is removed the structure must lapse It Is the most hopeful sign of civilization though the one that was least hoped for that woman Is breaking the bonds of conventional thought and transcending the boundaries of traditional habit It Is to her iflnlte credit and Incalculable gain that she Is doing this Since that distant day when the first priest tool tribute from his dupes in earths flrst temple woman has found In rituall tic religion the logical expression for her emotional temperament That she Is outgrowing the need for such neurotic overflow Is evidence that she Is acquiring new and nobler terests a greater strength of moral structure and a wider and clearer mental vision And In the next gen oration she will bring Into being a J race of Intellectual freemen i Persons are religious In the exact proportion that they are Ignorant It must be admitted that in the aggregate woman is more Ignorant than 1man It is the penalty of servitude by scriptural precept the r dominant interests of her masters have demanded that she remain in that benighted state which Is an es sentlal condition of slavery But her real masters have been the craft and calculating clergy the remainder I mankind holding toward her the relation of subtyrant a position responding to that of the slave drive in the antebellum days In this slavery of sex as in slavery of race the master Infallibly has recognized the danger of Intelligence in the chat tel and Invariably has adopted means to suppress Its manifestation Priests have pointed out that Intelligence in woman is indelicate that mind and morality are Incompatible that It is unwomanly to be Independent that mans complement can not be both rational and respectable that tc think Is purely a prerogative of the coarse male creature They have said many solemn things about a sphere the mission of mother hood womans influence upon the home etc As the only remedy for Ignorance is education such women as Mrs Henry and Mrs Closz are the great est educators of the age They are more than this Lincoln freed a few millions of miserable blacks from in dustrlal serfdom These women have started a movement that will emancipate the entire world from intellec tual bondage Another Illustration of womans fluence Is found In the fact that many a man with a tendency toward Free thought clings tenaciously to the old form because he thinks that to ills card his orthodox beliefs would be to show disrespect for his mother or her memory lie Is not enough of n reasoner to understand that he can revere his mother without venerating her superstitions The prayer you learned at your mothers knee Is a proverbial talisman It Is a club In the hands of the clergy speak no spirit of flippancy but in the se quence of logical argument when I say that It would be as good sense and as good sentiment if that mother was so unfortunate as to have rheumatism In that knee for you to hold it your duty to acquire the same affliction In deference to her as It Is to feel It Incumbent upon yourself to perpetuate her mistakes The love of a man for his mother is the loftiest impulse his life can knowit Is the one stainless sentiment In a world of sin He should worship her living und after her death his soul should go on Its knee before her memory With reverent thoughts each tender us a sweethearts touch lie rejects her errors of her wrong conclusions her false iinpressioiisreserving only her mistaken conception religious truth Is this right Is It reasonable Is it reverent- It Is well to show a great gentle ness for the weakness of a mother for her superstitions no less than for others Site Is not blamable for any of them They are heritage she Jj could not escape aiy more than she could escape such constitutional lIe fects as may be hers But there Is no reason logical or theological why you should wish to inherit them anymore than her physical Infirmities The religion that was good enough for my mother Is good enough fol me Is a pulpit platitude repeated h thousands of unthinking human par rots Tho Import of such utterance is spiritual stagnation It hull cates that the church Is stationery that adherents are opposed to progre Yet we are told how much tho chmch has done to promote cllIIzatlonand- are expected to believe it No the religion of our mothers not good enough for us It does not satisfy tho demands of our increas requirements any more than do the crudities of material life thnt were sufficient for tho needs of her youth The backwoods school Rhe attended does not meet our educational exactions Wo prefer the swift and luxurious train and trolly car to the slow and uncomfortable stnge coach We would not revert from the the telephone antI telegraph to the mounted messenger Ve would not return to the days when spinning and weaving and all textile process were toilsomely wrought by hand Wo would not dispense with the thousai conveniences and comforts which mans interesting brain has given for the enjoyment of his brothers No the things of a primitive past are not good enough for the progressive present Had the puritans progeny thought his mothers religion good enough for himself they would be burning witches to tho glory of God In the old lem town today It is hot unfilial to admit that mothers can make mis lakes anti the contention to the con trary was novel made except In the Interest of orthodox Ignorance The religion of the average man his birthright It Is congenit mil nothing short of a surgical open lion can separate him from It It Is illImportant that the mothers should become thQ qualified teachers of Freethought It Is essential that they should substitute nil ethical equlpoi for that topheavy emotional tempo unent which reslstlessly inclines ward association with religious surdities When women become the apostles of advancement In that Ilay the church Is doomed WALTER HURT Cincinnati 0 Oct 27 1902 WHITNEY AND OBRIE THE METHODIST AND CATHOLIC BURGLAR MURDERERS OF MR A CHINN Are Two More Instances to Prove That All Great Criminals Are Christians Lexington Ky famous for its wh ky race horses tobacco churches anl1 Christian Colleges commits more horrible crimes In proportion to Its ilatlon 30000 than any town In the world Most of Lexingtons crimes are phenomenally brutal but the recent nurder of A B Chlnn and shootli of his son three times by Whitney and OBrien who were burglarizing his house at night has shocked Lex- Ington even accustomed as It Is to hose regularly recurring crimes The two burglar murderers Whit icy anti Obrien prove to be religious as Is Invariably the case with all such people and as soon as the char against them is so proven that they onfessed it Whitney sends for Methodist preacher to get religious ansolatlon and OBrien sends for u Catholic priest Every priest and preacher In Lex- Ington knows that he cannot give a single instance of any Infidel who eer committed any crime and yet ery one of them will go ahead and continually preach that religion make people good and Infidelity make them bad and the fact of such preach- Ing can only bo accounted for on the principle that the priests and preachers make their living by lying for money In tho case of Dr Hammer an Ir fillel of Newton Iowa there was a concerted effort of Christians to vict him of murder because he an Infidel Tho Judge before whom the easo was tried said the charge was so surd that he would not even let It to the Jury and said ho would havi unshed the decision of the Jury if they had found Dr Hammer guilty Still with all these plain facts foro them the pulpit and the religious ess keep their claim that Chris mltyinakes good citizens and good people and that Infidelity make them bad and yet all the time the decisions of our courts and the records of the prisons give the Ho to the preachers and tho religious editors FTYFIVE IN ONE PETITION FOR DR HAMMER One petition for Dr Hammer from nirtland Kans contained 55 names- both sexessome physicians Small ones are coming in Please send In your petitions They have tho- power to keep Dr Hammer In the penitentiary We have the power to show that wo do not think It right Il Is all that we can do Let us do that 137 IS THE NUMBER OF COPIES OF DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT SUBSCRIBED FOR TO THIS DATE Kidders Sacrament- It consists of a beautiful sixteen pago pamphlet printed in large type with elegant paper cover Tho price is 10 cents each or 12 for f100 A T JI II PIOUS PALAVER The shade of Brlgham Young must have betaken himself no fonmlo shades out of the Western reglous for only a short distance from the great Mormon leaders habitation arises one DI Joshua Oravltt of Den ver and declares The ten commai ments are obsolete rules that are not to be followed at the present tIny Nearly all recent criticism of the Bible has been In relation to the New Testament the church authorities doubtless recognized flio necessity of keeping quiet about the Old Test incut and of handling it with vc long tongs and a nose sponge If occa slon required handling It at all If a sensation and criticism was Dr Gravitts desire In attacking the com mandinents his wish Is gratified for from all sides shafts are leveled at flint lint if he proves to bo as successful a warrior as the Joshua whose name ho hears there will not be one of his adversities left to write the count of the battle and the Rev Dr can arrange his own version 00 Queer state of affairs In Franc An account of the recent conflict he ween the government and rollglo schools says Things have reached such a pass that a public man daro not attend tunas for fear of politic ruin It Is different over hero in this land of the free where church and State ate separate When apo11 lclan wants to make himself solid tor election to office ho begins to contribute liberally to the church seuds his children to Sundayschool and his wife to the aid societies His speeches lie filled with references to the slm ilarity between the methods of the nan of Nazareth and his partlcul arty and ho assures the people that 3od will not desert those that trust In Him This play for popularity worls lIke a charm and he floats into olnce m the crest of the wave while the unit who Ignores church observant Is defeated Separation of church State Is a stnpcndiions dcluslo Ao were toM the other day by an iignstlnlan friar that the Amcr can government has appealed to the overelgn pontiff as a peacemaker to settle troubles In the Philippine Dont look much like separation does It The same paper recites an count of another Boxer outbreak In China In which our government at the instigation of missionaries tool steps to defend Gods envoys against harm and we are about to collect indemnity from Turkey for the dete Lion of Miss Stone who now declar tier intention of returning If recaptured and placed In the Sultans har Tm it might have the effect of starting a stream of emigration to Tur icy that would relieve America of the sulplus of spinsters We could iiirvive separation from these pious sisters but if separation of church mil State become an accomplished tact the shock would doubtlei prove fatal to Infidels 00Thanksgiving proclamations are b Iflrijpr tn ponr tntn w ntrflM h oD that we are compelled to pinch our selves to see If we havent been asleep during tIle past year of strike s find that the terrible distress consequence thereof has been a frightful nightmare God Almighty has however brought about a Get lement of the recent strike John Mitchell cut no figure in the transaction If God is to get all the praise in this case do not see why Chili tend om howled when liner said the miners Interests would be looked ter by the godly rellglopolltlcal mil ilpulators Down on your knees doubter Cant you understand that It Is for our good that prices to consumoi have raised and wages have decrease ed If your child has been mutilate or killed In a factory or mine or half starved at home It Is Gods war9rf teaching submission and the 1Ifpoor Insanitary home and your ht ongings grabbed for rent you should not only allow your coat to be take hut you should wall up and manfully and thankfully offer your cloak also If any there be also who are fortunat enough to have escaped tim squeezing process of priests and trusts the y should at once build churches and onvents and monasteries and help ttJ pour Into them the wealth of the orld Mere filthy lucre in the hands of the masses Is an abomination ti the Lord If your son has been sen across the sea to fight that trust nay be organized and has been turned to you dead or Insane this hut another cause for thanksgiviiii and If you have no sword sell yot raiment and buy one that other my have occasion for similar rejoin Ing When we consider the matter our innksgiving proclamations are nut half long enough nor half strong enough We omit much In them that ought to he Inserted The Presldcn cant represent the whole people Lo each person write one for himself j 00 The tragic close of Tames Youngers lifo reawakens to activity tim Chrlts tinn critics of his former career Thlf man who committed suicide after a narter of a century in the penlteu tlaly will never be spoken of Idndlj h a slnglo representative of tlu ChrIstian system though he was a rect product of Christian teaching practice A batik robber who Is dtfi ired Is treated quite different the bank wrecker who appropriate the cash of his neighbors and walls tho streets as the most popular izen The man who regards liii friends too highly to desert then In danger Is found wanting In the ilance with thin man who betrayj his associates in states evidence save his worthless carcass over The man who committed suicide bccauiU ho could not form a legal domestic alliance with thin woman of his choice might have learned troll lila more ex nIencod Christian philanthropist that several establishments might he alntalncd regardless of legal restrjc tlons if the funds were forthcoming tl1otiurchesis the old story of the rebel and iULJLiUIJ patriot tho pilferer and the einbi ssler the failure anti the success when Christian Institutions maIm these extremes possible It should ac cept the consequences and not seel to shift the responsibility The local press In pandering to Christian prejudice quotes a part of James Youiigers last message thus There Is no such thing ns a Porsor God Fully quoted it toads thus There Is no such thing as a Porsor God Ho is universal know him well and am not afraid In remai Ing on the partial quotation this per says After a life of crime thl criminal was not likely to ho couil loned to give testimony of Goi These quotations show tho unfalrnc of the ordinary newspaper correnpc dent If a follower of the God of tho Bible the bloodthirsty beast Jeliovi and the bnndlttl who executed his or tiersui not conditioned to give lcs tlmony of God confess that my sltllly of the unprovoked murders of lhc people tho coldblooded massacre of nations tho premeditated slaiight of children and the sacrifice of city and women of tho conqucrr has been from an uninspired stau point If to bo conditioned to ghc testimony of God It becomes nect sony for me ftirgct that Christc dom Is still protecting these RamI cruelties In a refined and moro nCllto way then am far from their co diLlon and unIte to remain at a grcat distance Tames Younger was a product or Christianity Wo are producing thousands just like him constantly and no reformation is possible until our sy tern of religion is abandoned no A late news Item says that Klug Edward Is having Windsor Castlo made a place fit to live in Poor dear Edward it Is too haul that tho English industrial slaves have not liscovered that Windsor Castle was unfit for a monarch to hold rove In Next we will hear that thin Ican with its 10000 rooms and magnificent furnishings is unfit for the prisoner on the Tutor and the star lug halfnaked dagos will have to rebuild and refurnish it And the men with nursing babies and the growing tender girls will carry the mortar and draw the heavy loads and soldiers will stand about and see that they do not shirk The masses of Christendom especially womneuuar not due to walk erect They shoul go on all fours so their burdei could be Increased It might be pos sible that when completely crushi they would rise and dump the who Christian band wagon and its followers Into the ditch This Item also states that King Bdwnrd Is very touch of his home The writer must be perpetrating aI pun for his past record does not substantiate the assertion It Is claimed however that the King be loves In the Influence of the artistic surroundings We accept this statement if by artistic surroundings is meant the artist of the ballet Of course the terrible weight of the debt of nearly a billion of dollar does not deter this most Chrlstln tingfrom further saddling the pe plo with the expense of refitting and refurnishing Windsor Castle and mal Log It fit to live In The hungry Irish peasants who are fortunate it they have pig In the parlor will bo called upon to cast in their last fartl log for this purpose while their rell esentatlves In Parliament are pelled for defending their rights and still we hear tho echo of God dess the King as he rides In state through their midst Conslstenc thou must be a Christian attribute Somo one has said that If there is no hell there ought to be For self I would be wiling to accept Incarnation If the thing could be ritualized by making our monarchs and priests and bishops into peasant in the next existence Hell would lose Its terrors compared with such a possibility of work and deprivation as this would hold for these curie darlings of fortunes favor I trus the Theosophists may be able to show oncluslvely that this theory Is cor ectEddie has evidently passed tho stage of being inuRed by trifles for ho does not propose to tutu his home Into a museum and has had Queen Victorias Jubilee gifts thrown out of the house altogether becaus public Inspection of them dlsturbe his privacy The nations of the earth and tho private Individual who were Idiotic enough to contrIbute these presents must be highly con llmcnted by this Christian bigot act but we still crawl Into his presence to be kicked or spat upon Them iblleo presents represent hundreds of thousands of dollars represent homes ror many of his subjects that would be fit for them to live In Tin wertllh lying Idle In presents to tin pope and to the monarchs of Chris jndom would make comfortabli very slum child In tho universe Surely the Bible mandate is beini followed that we shall forgive our rotlier seventy times seven hut that limit scorns to be approachin aud the oppressed wretches will hi nablo to bear additional burdens aud will rcfuso to pay tribute King Edward Is also saul to have grown qullo religious of lato The state Is not correct Ho has alwayi heen a consistent Christian Ills ported profligacy being simply a natural outgrowth of Christian teaching Our billion dollar appro rlatlons by Congress begin to smell bout as strong no these unnecessary ritish expenditures hARRIET M CLOSZ LAUGHED AT OLD LOBSTER Many of tho best things that me are marked Private and dont care a dull for any taffy that get that cant tell to test tho follows male anti female Some of these days nm going get up an issue of tho Blade that ont have a thing in It hut Private tiers and it will sell for 100 COIy like tho Blade did when first got It out One of these private letters starts Dear Bro Iilooie1 rend Uncle Jo twice this morning It drovo tile blues out of me Old Lobster would make a tortoise laught A J iLLJ AINT YOU COT NO HOME OR ARE YOU NOT SATISFIED WITH THE HOME YOU HAVE DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE THEN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LOW ROUND TRIP HOMESEEKERS OR THE ONE WAY SETTLERS RATES OFFERED BY THE LOUISVILLE HENDERSON ST LOUIS RY THE WORLDS FAIR LINE TO THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST TICKETS ON SALE FIRST AND THIRD TUESDVYS IN EACH MONTH UP TO AND INCLUDING APRIL 21 1903 ASK US FOR RATES LuJu IRWIN CEO L CARRETT Gen Pass Agt Trav Pass Agt LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY TRIBUTE TO MRS STANTON Continued from First Page It and the earliest sunbeams will light her triumphant countenance anll upon the pedestal where stands this Stntuo of Liberty History will write In letters of everlasting fire the name of Elizabeth Cady Stanton Great leader pure patriot nob comradeIn antI gratitude garland with this poor tribute the urn that holds the ashes of America most Illustrious woman Elizabeth Cady Stanton Versailles K- yORCANIZE ORCANIZE The death of Ida C Craddoc should he a lesson to all Liberal and bring them to a realization of the fight they all ha e to fac- eAnthonComs6ck n18 thiirrlG notified Miss Crhddock of the allty of her books aiid warned her that she was transgressing the la1Who is Anthony Corhstock that be should Interpret the law to other pet pie Who Is he that I should have to ask him what shall give to the lic or any one else Well Liberals are surery finding out who he Is and tho reach of his powerIf Liberals do not organize in one great society or In two or great societies which will threeI and unite to contend against apeechltheyand pull hole In after them Th pitiable Inefficiency or Liberals is well Illustrated in tho example of this deIfenseless woman Dr Foote Chamberlain and Walke did all they could gave their time nod money and did much correspon deuce but Liberals generally knen nothing of this case What cpul these three men do unsupported by and courts caro nothing for our demands because wo have no organization back of us Wo are a set of weaklings and havent tho back bone of a fishing worm The majorIty of Liberals are either too stingy or too lazy and cowardly to join an sanitation Wo must have members to have efficiency to command respect and notice and each member must be a worker Every man can write a ter There ohould have been 100 000 letters of protest from all over nation poured Into the hands ot the Governor Senators and othc ifflclnlB nf Now York See how potent we are There ore the hattan and Brooklyn Liberal Socletlei and the Truth Seeker In Now York do not Intend criticising them for myself am not without blame Tin circumstances of thin case was called to my attention through Foote I iaitl It before tho Executive Committee Sf tho N L P and we sent him 500 for defense all wo could afford Jut vo did nothing moro But It seems to mo that the Lib orals of community In which any caRe stands should bo first to awake nthuslasm and Liberal paper oh that community take tho matter up and then all tho other papers Join In mill whoop tho thing up Instead ol writing so much about Jehovah Our attempt hero In liberating Moore shows what can bo done by the use of ono paper alone Wo carrier ho case clear to President and won Now Liberals In tho language ol alrlck Henry Why stand ye Idle Is life so dear and peace so sweet hat It should bo purchased at the mice of chains and slaveryat the irlco of Imprisonment and Hiilcido ol mr comrades If you dont Hko tho personnel ol ho National Liberal Party for heave sits sake then join tho Press Writ srs or tho A S U Theres nothing little about us Wo are not onvlout 01 jealous Wo vant to seo Liberal standing in lino somewhere on tin lold of action ready to join us Ir duo fight Let us not again see a WOl1lnnn WOMAN my friends go to her death mfrlended and without our support fr- j n am ashamed of It We all need a selfkicking machine The death of Ida C Craddock rests equally upon us as well as upon Com arll1sIINow Liberals what are you going to do about these matters Are wo going to have an organization of 10 000 members which will give us 10000 to fight these cases or will you be Indifferent as heretofore and let everything go to the devil Join the N L PJolui the Press Writers Join the A S U Be Lib erals Bo patriots Be mon J B WILSON VicePresident N L P WILLIAM CARROLL My first and only meeting with Brother Carroll was at the Conven then In Cincinnati last year He was one of tho most Interested and Inter esting visitors present His was an Individuality which left Its Imprint I think upon cvery qmaeIwasnBledh fepeiitedly Whois tlmt old fellow sitting there Big brusque and benevolent In ap pearance he commanded general at tentionI tolerably well acquainted with him and learned In the few conversations I had with him that he was a man of superior thought and most excellent Judgment- looked forward with great pleaslure In meeting with him again at our next convention But alas He Is no more We can little spare such men as William Carroll His life antI deiifh were a credit to Freethought I have heard hum spok en of frequently aa an gh Itlien and an honorable conscientious maul kind charitable and Bynipathetlc In his dally life What more can be said of any man testimony of one such life In every community will soon buildup Freethought Every man is an or ganization within himself And his possibilities for propagandism In his character dally wall and outspoken fearlessness are always great Brother Carroll thus left his Im press upon his community the effect of which mustfbe far reaching in tho end Where he has gone troubles us not It did not trouble him in life He know full well that all lIfe Is a pro cess of nature subject to everlasting eternal change and that his future would bo as Nature not Gods shall determine lie made the most and best of this life content to let the future shape Itself as it will Ho lived to n green old but with him ago was not Ile ljTho silver leaved birch retains age a soft bark There are such men They their youth with them Mind mil body and hearts aro kept In parallel vigor by tho exercise of study mil love May It bo with ourselves as with him In which An old age sereno and bright And lovely as a Lapland night Shall lead us to the grave J B WILSON MAY DISCARD FIRST CHAPTER OF GENESIS Chicago Oct 25At thin Temple of Israel last night Dr Emil G Hirsch declared absolute disbelief in tho Irst chapter of Genesis and hindu his jongregation discard it as an article if faith Religious biology and as ronoiuy ho declared havo each lven evidence that make It Impos ilblo to belIeve that tho world was treated In six days It Is impossible ilso to give uerlous consideration to the efforts that have boon mado to econcllo science anti religion All mtlons havo their Idea of the creation of the world and In every case the creation hats been ascribe d to their favorite gods Tho world has iradually progressed from polytlstlc to nnnothelslejc Ideals and there Is no loubt that tho llrnt chapter of Gen asia Is nlmply a relation by somo Jewish writer of tho stories told by tho Babylonians which the Jews hall carried from their early captivity In Babylon 600 years before Christ J