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BLUE GRASS BLADEEDITED BY A HE A IIr CJi f2fl01 oaF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE w Mnin VOL XI NO 39 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10 E M 302 1100 A YEAR Ad ttqlI10 TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 Issuo for one year 100 Issues for one year 250 10 Issues for one year 400 100 Issues tor ono year 3500 rerms100 per year In advance In clubs of five cents foreign subscription 150 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to tho Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vlso this office giving your old as well as the new address r When you send your subscription say l whether you are a new or old sub scriber I The address slip on thd paper will show expiration of subscription and serve as a receipt as the date changes 12ri soon as the subscriber pays Subscriptions this publication are ki0tu1Cd at expiration unless ijofordered by the subscriber The iiifaflttbly holda subscriberI ii JlJ C3fper j tor tin fun up orddred dlscon tinned Office of publication 161 East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to 3 BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Cumberland Telephone 307 Club Rates and Sample Copies The Blade will be sent for 50 cents 41a year each for any order for FIVE more Sample copies will be sent free THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL f believe that alcohol to a certain t degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink it lr believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm J of the distillery until it empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches I It do not believe that anybody l contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid crime All you have to do is to think of the rf of death of the suicides of the insan of the poverty of the Ignorance of lithe distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of t 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 almshouscs of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man is prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGrantIn is this gov ernment founded upon the Christian religionWashingtonThe Church and 0State should be absolute Garfield COLLEGE 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 DRESSLER M Secy 246247 Ashland Ave Chicago III ORIENTAL ORDERS BY HARRIET CLOSZ A wh16 ago received from our good brother Capt Lloyd souvenirs from the tree which grew from tlie grave of Thomnp Value Now on the eve of his departure for the Holy Land want to place my order with ExHev Moore for a twig from the tree on which Judas hung himself I wont something by which to remem her the man who made salvation for the race possible Wo are reminded of the awful condition we would oc copy had not Jesus died for us hilt we do not consider thin man who made It possible for Jesus to make It possible to redeem mankind am something of a relic hunter A piece of the original cross which sprouted and grew when It was hurtled would be acceptable and If all the dirt from Calvary and the garden of Gethscniano has not been carried away by Talmagos followers speak for a mUll ball apiece for Mrs Henry and me Then a chip off tile stone In which Is the receptacle supposed to have been the sepulchre of Jesus though Christians have not been chile to gain possession of It would be a curiosity worth exhibiting Seems to mo if were God anti my Sons grave were In the possession of my enemies would try a few of those old Egypt ion plagues upon the heathen Moslem until their hearts wore sufficiently softened to let my sons ashes go to his friends Did say ashesI beg pardon there wore no ashes as the ascension was accomplished In the body though Hev W II Frcmantle Dean of the RIpen Church of Eng land Is about to clip thin wings ofI this angel of transfiguration for ho In quires whether Christ did not fall toI make a distinction between what modern science would have recog nized as death from a swooning Come to think of it Brother Moore you must not postpone your trip as all these sacred places are losing in terest The Dean mentioned above also suggests that the Idea of the Immaculate conception be left out of the Bible Ari earlier omission of c ij h 1ritifriKfff rIw ilchi roosted on the ridge pole of Bethle hems stable and Ohio would have missed the distinction of entertaining you as a guest to say nothing of the loss of literature In not being repre sented by Dog Fennel in the Orient A recent dispatch states that thous ands are dying in Jerusalem with cholera Strange slnt it that thin birth place of Christianity which claims to have civilized and uplifted the race has not boon aide to arrange sanitation and other conditions to overcome the cholera But If you get sick Just head your caravan toward Turkey for Dr Senn of Chicago says that the Sultan has the finest hospital In the world and strangers aro welcome No use to expect thin disciples of Christ to cure you by pray lug for those things are only credi ble a few thousand years after they able a few thousand years after they happen If you can not get thin number of subscriptions to your book that you need as an honorary memo ber of Dowies Zion you might ar range as his agent to negotiate for the purchase of thin Holy Land as It Is his awowed Intention to ultimately make his headquarters at Jerusalem Talmnge reported that he was hap tized In thin Jordan but press dls patches afterward denied It know you are not a believer In carrying bottles lint If you would Insure the success of the N L P you might bottle some of that Holy Water and send It to the officers for use In In Mating members It would bo Impos sible to secure any of the really val uable relics such as the Virgin Marys espousal ring the cup ami plato from which the blood and bcdy of Jesus was served by himself A thorn from the crown or a piece of the vinegar soaked sponge The teeth of the Savior Saint Peters toe nail or Saint Pauls halt The saddle bags used by Joseph and Mary on the Journey to Bethlehem The nether garments of Jesus and Mary Magdalene or the still older ones such as the sandals of Benz or a head of grain gathered1 by Ruth Thin bathtub used by Bathsheba A shoo front Baalams talking donkey Thin coat of Joseph which was snatched by iotlplmr8 wife A nugget from the golden calj a hud from Aarons a snuff dish from the tabernacle a cowlick from the pillar of salt which Lots wife turned Into A seed from tho forbidden fruit A leaf from tho olive branch thin Jay carried to Noah A brick from the tower of Babel the window that was In tho ark thin skin of tho serpent that tempted mother Eve thin stone on which Ja cob rested his head when ho hall the nightmare all these repose safely in various museums of Europe except tho last named which occupies a con silicons place in the coronation chair of England which fact proves beyond a doubt that the royal family of great Britain has thin divine right to rule thin English people American money is purchasing many of thin treasures of the old world and perhaps within a few gen erations these sacred relics tony bo transferred to thin land of tho free whore all may behold them for a j consideration and our children will not need to travel so far to see them Further Oriental orders must be placed with Brother Moore CLOSZ COMMENTS Out In Brother Johnsons country there Is a talk of starting a now kind of trust The San Francisco Bulletin comes out with these headlines Why doesnt the clergy form right eousness trust- suppose one good reason why they do not Is because they cant corral the righteousness They never could get tho members of tho N L P Into a combine which represents 95 per cent of the criminals of the country and then expect them to sail under the name of the righteousness trust If the clergy would attend to the already formed trust which shel ters thin Imbecile degenerate criminal Christians In which they have so eas- Ily cornered the product of the ages with such a stupendous membership that the little competitor righteous ness or justice Is flattened out to the condition of the proverbial pancake they would he kept very busy 00The Presbyterian Synod of Illinois recently adjourned loudly laments the condition of unconverted pocket books of wealthy men and suggests a return to the old system of tithing The report of funds for this synod Is said to bo the lightest for several years hut It records a million and a quarter of dollars If this amount Is raised from voluntary giving in thin Illinois Synod what would It bo in all thin states If compulsory extortion be gan We Infidels have much to do Wo must not only save the Freethink ers from being Imposed upon but must show the Injustice of these methods and save the Christians from tnemselves or rather from tho church rulers A dear friend of mine who was raised under the tithing system has repudiated tho church and severe ly censures her father because tho tithes exacted by tho church pre eluded thin possibility of her gaining an education and thin bitterest collections of childhood are thin driv ing of a fat steer a load of grain- or hay or other farm produce to the tithing office after she had worked to help produce them Great Is the tith ing system 00An old lauy wno is u regular attendant at church is visiting her daugh ter a neighbor of mine The daughter hUtLblIl Wfn hAr i oim1 da num or Chris tlan Advocates and other pious liter ature for her perusal remarking when handing them tq her There mother I have brought you some church papers The aged matron sullIed tho air and replied Well you have wasted your time for those pers tell gibber lies than any other kind Thin woman was right Tho stories in such papers remind one of the thief who In his solicitude to hide his plunder poled It through the hole In the wall until It showed on thin other side These Christian yarns are so fanatically absurd that their most devout adherents cannot fall to see their inconsistency and when we wonder why it Is that church members accept statements made by the minister and yet reject the church literature we conclude that the personal characteristics of the pastor the charm of his presence tho desire to have a leader induce one to yield all thought standing alone or cultivating a spirit of Inves tigatlon But when In the solitude of the home these same stories are presented In cold type the mind at once begins Independent action and they are repudiated as nonsensical Injudicious and even entirely false Talking speeches lectures convert very few people It Is the reading matter which counts and It behooves us to sow broadcast our liberal tracts If Christians falsify In their statements that fact will rebound to our credit anti a few thought provok log tracts presented to friends and neighbors will hear fruit to feed the coming generations 0 In the early springtime a sympo slum on hell occupied valuable space In tho Hams Horn and was partlc pated in by ministers with varying handles to their names was so unwise as to write a letter of Inquiry to the editor which here Insert ASKS FOR ENLIGHTMENT Editor of the Rams Horn- have read with Interest the sym posium on the subjects pertaining to hell in the March 15th issue but I confess am as much at sea as be fore Dr Johnson tells us hell Is a condition yet does not deny to It a locality DI Dixon declares hell to be a defi nite place Dr Hanilln seems to evade the question by saying Material pun ishment Is Impossible for spiritual beings Dr McArthur declares that Hell Is a place but a condition as well and further asserts that nell Is an un known land While these learned doctors aro not agreed on tho location they agree fairly well In deciding that when sin ners once get Into this place or con dition or both their stay Is Indefi IIlte Some time ago I read a similar symposium In which a dozen or more ministers participated and only one of tho number declared ho believed In the literal hell as set forth In the Bible and as believed In by Moody and Splll eon 0NowIs a common uninformed individual to decide these questions which mean so much to tho human family both hero and hereafter when doctors of divinity who spend their lives In such a study cannot agree Any Information you can give me will be gratefully received HARRIET 11 CLOSZ Webster City Iowa Ever since thin publication of this Inquiry I have been the recipient of letters pamphlets leaflets and mag azines of all colors sizes and degrees of explicitness Brother Moores waste barrel would have been taxed to Its utmost capacity to hold them and all purported to answer the ques tion with neatness and dispatch For a few weeks undertook to look over thin literature answer tho ters and return a copy of Woman and her relation to thin Church a copy of thin Blade and the N L PIliterature but the deluge became so heavy that like Methuselah wallI compelled to stand from under and keep very quiet for a long time The flood has somewhat subsided after months of downpour tho latest shower having fallen yesterday day being Sunday am exempt and the rnlnboAv of promise begins to pear on thin horizon It Is unnecessary to announce that thin outer garment of Infidelity has remained Impervious to this Christian baptism but thin leathern shield of Christianity Is de fective in many points and tho fire extinguisher of tho skeptics is des ined to submerge and destroy It Were we as dllllgent In spreading the truths of Rationalism as Christians In perpetuating error our cause would be overwhelmed with applications for membership HARRIET M CLOSZ THEBLADE MAGAZINE 1tt CANT WEfSTART IT WITH 500 SUBSCRIBERS JANUARY 1ST 1903 I am somewhat disappointed that sUhscrlblVl tpthin Blade Magazine have no fasterICant tB Hujft subscrlbcrs for it and pre Mr Hughes for a January 1stI Jipartcamilleiany profit on tho club rates for the Blade tho paper halj perpetually to tain a struggle for existence and wIthI the matter for the Magazine already In typo and selected from the Blado there would bo some profit In the Magazine and It would be gotten up In nice style Of course any typographical errors that appear In the Blade would bo corrected before It Is put Into the for the price we furnish you more readable matter than any Infidel publication the world has ever seenEverything I have ever undertaken in connection with this work has pan ned out better than anticipated In the beginning The Blade today Is far better than I ever had any Idea It would be and while I cannot now see how It could be better suppose It will regularly continue to Improve as it has done And I suppose that would be the way with the Magazine The chances aro that It would be much better ev ery way than you or expect and con talc twice as much as any Infidel as have always said If you are willing to risk our getting It out the money would help Mr Hughes If you want to send It now100 but I do not at all expect that or ask it In the 20 years nearly since tho Blade started nobody has ever yet lost one cent In any way by it so far as I know but I dont want to pre sumo upon that unless In your gen eroslty you really prefer to pay in advance All I ask is that you will now subscribe for tho Magazine to be paidI for as soon ns you are notified that It Is ready and with the hope that our first Issue will be January 1903 BENNETS Friends Sent Him Around the World Dr A A Bell of Madison Ga In a letter to me In speaking about Dog Fennel In the Orient says When Bennet of the Truth Seeker came out of prison his friends sent him around the world Bennet was a man of courage and did a great work and reverence his memory I think it is understood flat he tiled as the effect of his im 0prisomimiieiitmore than any Infidel prolm who has lived in tho last century I do not ask anybody to send mo around the world or to Palestine I simply ask that those who aro willing to do so shall subscribe for enough of my proposed hooks about that country to warrant my going there to write It and expsct to irnlsh you for 100 such a book as would ordinarily cost 160- Kidders Sacrament It consists of a beautiful sixteen page pamphlet printed in large type with elegant paper cover The price Is 10 cents each or 12 for 100 LjtJ WHAT CAN WE WILL WE OUGHT WE TO DO ABOUT IT Somebody has sent me a copy of the Kansas City Star having marked In It a long article about Rev Dr A B Simpson getting 60000 for the missionaries at one passing around of the hat- Simpson says that all of that cept one per cent will be sent to the missionaries suppose that means that he will keep hack 600 of It to pay for preaching that sermon These missionaries are the measely devils that robbed the Chinese and debauched their women until they got us Into the Chinese war Another one of these missionaries- Is a she and with all my partiality for women think she ought to be In some well regulated workhouse Its that woman Stonewell named she Is a hard party If she would Just turn out some side whis hors and put on a plug hat shin would look for rill the world like old Oom Paul Kruger She Is so ugly that no white man will marry her and so she goes over to the heathen and tries to break to a Turkish harem but the turbaned Turk said he couldnt see It and sold her back to the Christians for 000 and Stone and the Turk divided the Ijoodle and then Stone came baclI to the Christians to lecture but was so ugly that the boys wouldnt have It and now she announces her Intention of going back again and she and theTurk will soon be clamor- Ing for another 75000 Of course I know that it is much cosier to raise money for such rascally purposes as Simpson and the Stone woman are doing than it Is for lion orable moral elevating purposes But is it possible that in the whole Infidel world or even that fraction of known as Blade readers we cannot do by one concerted intelligent honest effort what such an old fraud this fellow SlmpsontoriDowlesor jl11 anOdtCItIBU d fldliurlfuit T If I were to ask you to put 60000 my hands you might say of meI that It was simply working thin same old Christian rabbit foot in another shape But dont want one red cent of your money Ive got pride and bition Just as every man or woman has had who has done any good In the world Leo Tolstol Is my model of a great man and yet Carnegie Is just as great both Infidels My conceitvanity ir you please is to show to the world that there Is something greater than money and htu a man can be happy and con tented and proudIf you please and have but little money I am surrounded by multimillionaires and would not swap the dlnctintion and the honor that I now have even if I never have any more for all the com Ined millions of all these fellows If laving sala this to you all as often as have said It you would still allow me to get a big pile of money out of you you are a gang of weaklings that deserve to be duped If were to ask you to put 000 Into Mr Hughes hands you might very reasonably say it was the same old game and that of course Hughes and I would divvy But I dont want you to do anything like that or even to put 1000 Into Mr Hughes hands have seen Mr Hughes stand adver sity for years I can do thrtt myself and have seen thousands of other people do It but I have never yet seen the man or woman who could stand prosperity and I dont want either Mr Hughes or myself subjected to the test At the same time It Is true that the Blue Grass Blade Is losing at the rate of 20 a week and is only able to keep going by Its linotype running continually doing outside work which Its gets because it is the very finest kind of a machine and Mr Hughes understands all about his business and is a perfectly moral man and an Indefatigable laborer and commands the resj ect and fidence of all who know him Friends of the Blade have paid 500 on It less than onesixth of Its cost The Blade office both because Mr Hughes and know about the publishing bus Inessho the mechanical and I the literaryis thin most complete pub lishing house In America of Its cost and though the Blade has perhaps thin largest circulation of any Infidel publication in thin world and Is read y probably two or three times as many as any other It Is still easy to see how it can be losing money If the greater part of Its circulation Is at cents a year and one cent for a single copy and even less when other Inlldel papers that print no bet tel not as good In the Judgment of thousands of people get 300 a year subscription 10 cents for a single copy arc continually begging and continually getting money one of them as much as 18750 in three do nations besides hundreds anti thou sands continually coming In as dona tionsI fill one whole issue of this paper and I think some day before long I will do so simply with letters from people who say the Blade Is I J11 4 worldorotherInfitlel withoutout It or that we read It first of andtheyCatholicanuh thattheyIntendedand was having something In every lIkeWaiterto tho Blade to get his Ideas to the world and the contributors to the BInde get more praise than all the writers of all the other Infidel papers DladeIsand in the most desirable shape thatcan be and yet the average man that centsfor r cfOrientsends 250 for five yearly sub scrip J Jihisone Infidel papers J i 300foror 500 more just to help the dear old paper alongi2rpapersfortune on mine and am living hard and as I write this am not the owner of one single dollar and yet for what Isdam right now writing there will be abusIngdog for begging money all the time and for saying unkind things about other Infidel newspapers and rich men will read this and believe any word say and brag on me and not send Mr Hughes 5 cents to send five papers to five friends and then spend from 25 to 50 cents a day on tobacco 7 cigars and drinks njollyoldtlnohealtha mans full days work and I am manbutshown In thinni9ny support Wi f PperlBoUscour ieay u llmrTbufro to keep frdin suicide1 yet If should do that you all wouldocall me an old fool THE CATLING GUN wALTER HURT ITS BRILLIANT GUNNER JOINS OUR ARTILLERY There Is no man in thin whole of America whom I would now more cordially welcome as a regular corre spondent of this paper than Walter Hurt widely known as the brilliant editor of the Catling Gun of Clove land Ohio that was suppressed by the law state or national I forgot which because he told the truth about the lewdness of fashionable ciety In stronger and plainer terms than F S was willing to have it told No stronger perhaps than Watterson lately told In the CJ of the Now York 400 but Wattorson can now lIkeHurt jand because Watterson is a Christian an advantage that Hurt did not have betweenwhich now entirely forget and con cerning which can now only state that ho was wrong because I am always right But If Walter Hurt takes a notion to air his sentiments semloccaslonnllho will be a bright particular star In Its galaxy of correspondents Our barrel of printers ink Is at his mand and my waste barrel hath no terrors for him CALLS INGERSOLL CHRISTIAN Rev PhysIc1New York Oct20IRo Newell PlymouthChurchon Heredity and some of the state ments of the sermon have caused much comment especially two In one of which he coupled thin names of Col Robert G Ingersoll and Henry Ward Bcecher and In the other opposed a physical hell- Explaining his position Dr Hlllis said this morning I named five men as great Inspirational orators and ex plained that all five got their early education and principles from their fathers who were ministers of the gospel I regard Robert Ingersoll as having been a decidedly Inspirational speaker and think he did a great deal of good In his way He was an educational influence and he taught the beauty of the home life furthermore believe that In the light of the present day were he llv lug Ingersoll would bo a member of thin Christian church It was the idea of a physical hell to which ho so strenuously objected and in these days we are happily getting away from It it J1i r b U fl BLUE GRASS BLADE I ANOTHER VICTIM OF IGNORANCE AND TYRANY Tho suicide of Ida C Craddock which occurred recently in New York City Isa tragedy so deep and heart rending as to set the fountain of sympathy flowing Not that sympathy can in any way effect the woman who was hounded to her death by the emissaries of ignorance anr tyranny who pose as protectors of society but because it may awake to action those who have high and noble IrteaU that the common herd have never dreamed of I have no knowledge of the nature of the work Ida C Craddock was en gaged in for which she was con demned to prison I never read a line of her writings but the press generally admits that she was are fined and cultured woman inspired with the idea of elevating the human race by shedding more light and knowledge on the present marriage system If our present marriages stem is not fetid with wrongs why is the American press calling on the leaders of thought and the brains of conservatism to discuss it If the system contains all good aid no evil why should the great metropolitan dallies weight down their columns with this subject As long as It is discussed from the clerical or ortho dox standpoint there is no danger sig nal raised but let grand souls arise freighted with new and lofty thoughts and grander Ideas than have ever peen realized in the most sacred of all human relations and they are pursued to prison or death by self constituted censors who pose as protectors of public morals Ida C Craddock whether her ideals were right or wrong was just such a woman was so imbued with her principles that rather than re sign them she died WITH them and for them There have been compar atively few of the human race who have laid down their lives for their something akin in the tragic fates of Robert Emmett and Ida Cradock Though the law took the Irish martyrs life and Ida C Craddock took her own life they both gladly welcomed death for their principles Until the writings and the motives of this woman are pass ed upon by competent sociologists physicians and judges Let no one dare attaint her memory by believing that she was engaged in any cause save that of the elevation of human ity Dead Ida C Craddock Is titled to the poor boon of a suspen sion of judgment until that time Perhaps the day will como when ig crance will capitulate to knowledge Iii und power step down from Its blood mined throne to crown its martyrs The world today is thirsting for scientific facts in relation to sexol ogy the most important of all sub jects for human beings to bo enlight ened upon but one on which pro found ignorance prevails For this reason disease insanity misery session deformities and domestic warfare run riot in what Is claimed to be the highest civlllzaifon Has the United States become so Russian ized that honest thought uttered for an honest purpose should receive per secution instead of protection Is our domestic system so perftct that it needs no improvements Does the government give a life time office and a salary to detective Comstock to determine what shalland shall not bo written on the most vital subjects Where did detective Comstock get his ability and competency to pass upon the vital questions that have defied the wisdom of the ages It sometimes happens that tho re jected persecuted Idea becomes the corner stone of the elevation of hu Craddock Is In her grave for writing her honest thoughts on the problemjmiserable victims of ignorance cry aloud for a solution of It Ignorance Is the mother of misery The time must come and will cone when ev ery couple who enter the marriage relation will be fully Instructed In the laws of their being and tho du ties of parenthood Ida C Craddocks brutal persecu thou and tragic death may be a mighty influence to lift the marriage system The remedy for the evils that are preying upon the family life of the nation suggested by women and men should be given the deep est thought Free press free speech and free discussion on this vital ques tion are tho pressing need of our time And this if the American people are wise will they have or know tho reas on why JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky DR HAMMERS CASE Some of the Mistakes of Pardoning Secretary Garrett Bro A A Snow if Bracewell Iowa has sent me a copy of a letter ho sent to Gov Cummins about tho par don of Dr Hammer In the letter occurs the following Perhaps it would not be proper for mo to state the Pardoning Secretary Garrett made mistakes without point Ing out some of them- FirstTimat Wheatcraft came where Hammer was abusing upI Whcatcrafts father I find ing in the report of tho trial would give Wheatcraft any thatI for thus following up Hammer Whcatcrafts own father said and Hammer shook hands and Hammer said ho was sorry he had had trouble with his tho elder 1Vheat1 son and nothing came 1SecondThat J Wheatcraft Now Wheatcraft and his brother I think Snow means his father Editor Moore so state while the rest of the witnesses that make any statement regarding tho commencement contradict this and there are manynear a dozen there were eleven who contradicted ItEditor MooreThirdThat there was another Indictment against tho man Hammer for murder in tho second degree that would without doubt result In conviction was given as a reason why the man should not be pardoned- It was a mistake to alllrm that it would probably result In conviction Also a mistake to assign It as a reason why ho should not be pardon ed as tho sequel has shown It maybe presumable grounds why ho should be Very truly A SNOW Comment To the best of my knowledge and belief all the state ments made by Snow are accurate When we begun scnnlng In tho Petitions Secretary Garrett answered many of them assigning his own reasons why Hammer should not bo par doned We beat every argument that he made by furnishing him what was demanded and then he quit answer Ing us DEATH OF KATE AUSTIN A letter from tho sister of Kate Austin of Caplinger Mills Mo which has come to Blade office and which I have not seen announces the death of Kate Austin She was a woman of strong mind and a forceful writer She was long a friend to me and never turned against mo but she an Anarchist and I could never wasI pathise with her doctrine Still It Is not a matter of surprise to me that many strongminded and conscientious people are anarchists What the Government of England has lately done in crowning a beast ly fool and Its perpetual war of mill der and extermination of Innocent men women and children for the purpose of robbing and debauching of women getting Its authority from Bible is infinitely worse than any representative anarchist would do to day if he or she had unlimited pow er anti this government is every day getting to be more and more like the English government and will finally be just as had as that unless Infidelity can destroy the power of Chris therefore anarchy even of the kind that proposes to accomplish its purpose by peaceable means is ir rational and unphllosophic it Is the national result of tho injustice and ahsurdlty of Christian government Peace to the ashes of Kate Austin CRITICISES ISONOMY Fitzgerald Ga Nov 02 Editor Moore Armstrong Jr prides himself on his choice lan guage But how Is this near middle of second column page 243 of last Isonomy Rite Catholic Church f has had neither interest in nor con trol over it at no time Instead of at any time Thats one of the worst breaks any one ever aaw in grammar The last issue of Isonomy has con vinced me that It is working in the Interest of the Catholic Churchthe hoof has been exposed too plainly and while apprehending that It would be exposed In this article he forgot his grammar Put me down for a copy of Dog Fennel In tho Orient- aint got no use for Jesuits Thats the kind ot grammar Arm strong Jr used while letting his Catholic cat out of tho bag Fraternally yours HERMANN WETTSTEIN CommentIf Isonomy Is not a Catholic publication it is unfortunate In its expression It has a right to be Catholic and if it is such think it would be better to say so PRESIDENT BOWLES COM PLIMENTS THE BLADE Muncie Ind Nov 302 Dear Brother Hughes Enclosed find 100 for which con tinue to send the Blade for another men and women In the United States who love Intellectual liberty and long for tho happiness of tho hu man race ought to subscribe for the Blade The chief enemies of human prog ress and happiness are priestcraft Kingcraft mammonism and Imperial Ism and I know of no paper in this country that is waging a more effective warfare against these heartless enemies than the libido T J BOWLES Pres N L P MORE IN LOVE WITH THE BLADe EACH WEEK Minter City 0 Nov 7 02 Mr C C Mooro Dear Brinkeri have just received tho Blade pod fall more in love with it each week I would rather do wltnout all my other papers outside of my medical ones But the Blade I cant give up It strikes my ideas my thoughts as no other pa per does Enter my name on your ledger for Dog Fennel for I know it will be good Also I would like one of works of Elizabeth Cady Stanton She is a grand woman whose name will remain a statute to liberty closed 10 cents for a Virgin Mary for a friend of mine In a few days will send you a club for the Blade Yours truly LEWIS E DEUBEL M D In Fast Colors Clarksvllle Iowa Oct 28 02 Mr Charles Moore Dear Sir and Brother Kindly put me down in fast colors for a copy of Dog Fennel and kindly let mo know as soon as it is printed and I will re nit immediately Respectfully E M PACKARD iI l J INFIDELS ARE NOT ANARCHISTS Wlnns Firebrand Is Intensely Relig ious and Wants to Preach the Gospel of Christ It is a common charge made by Christians against Infidels that Anar chy is the outgrowth of Infidelity- I have yet to see in any paper in the world that claims to be an Infidel paper an utterance favoring either Anarchy or Freelove and I will print In tho Blade any such passage that anybody may send me Tho National Liberal Party one of tho two great Infidel National organizations of America declares against those two things and yet every leading Infidel propagandist that I know of Including myself believes that so far from the government trying to keep hidden all matters of sex as it is now doing thero should bo a spec ial arrangement for competent and scientific instruction of the public on that point have received tho third issue of Winos Firebrand printed at Mount Juliet Turin Its name is intendedo to Indicate the radical character of Its anarchy Tho whole paper Is devoted to the inculcation of Anarchy Among its utterances are tho following It is opt a pertinent question to put to us anarchists Anarchy Is an Ideal to be attained by a blameless life =An archy will not be attained until the people are educated to It and want It took tho pains to count tho pearance of tho names God Christ lesus and Christianity In this Issue of the Firebrand and they appear 47 times and in each instance in just as reverential ways as you find any religious newspaper read all of the issue and it had not a single word against Christianity while on tho other hand Its editor in giving the scope of his publication says We want to preach the gospel of Christ The editor praises the seven anar chists who were executed at Chicago for murder And yet tho very next time an anarchist kills some ruler we will hear the pulpit thundering against anarchy GREATEST IN THE WORLD Titusvllle Pa Oct 30302 Bro Moore You hit old Bro Green In a tender spot In that Roosevelt kitten story It Is to be hoped it will do the old gentleman some good Bro Moore I am beginning to think like yourself that the Blade Is the greatest paper in the world but I will except just a few of our Social papers Tho last few Blades are most ex Wilson speaks of a big I suppose he means the big sister Ing that write for tho Blade You will see a big three In Blade or Oc tober 26 They all head their articles on tho second page and they get there Ell Then on the third page Wilson has some verses that are otlaAiDoc is a crackerjack Put mo down for the Blade Maga zine and for 100 worth of Dog Fennel and put me down for Wil sons Poems If he gets them out be fore I get to heaven Wilson says every mothers son of us must get one new member for the N L P before tho Lexington Con gress You can count me for at least one Brothers and Sisters let us get a move on us and double membership of the N L P before Lexington meeting in January 190- 3TL PEEBLES DIDNT GET MAD WORTH A CENT Central Lake Mich Oct 30 02 Friend C Moore I did not expect to see my remarks about that rebellious cuss in print You did up those Michigan sojers in great shape Every mothers son of them ought to subscribe for the Blade for ten years in advance But when you talk about putting me in the lake just wait until next Sum mer please Come hero next Summer anti you can shovo your pedal extremities der Sages table and you shall leave best shakedown in the shanty to sleep Now about Dog FennelIts a queer name dont like tho name but savo me one and when Its ready notify me I have plenty of cash but you aint going to get it all for Dog Fen eel am a kid of 70 years and used to train with the boys of the Buckeye State from A D 01 to G6D W ANGELES CLUB TAKES FIVE DOG FENNELS Los Angeles Cal Oct 30 02 Editor Blade Liberal Club of Los Angeles California will take copies of Dog Fennel In tho Orient possibly more Find 10 cents farMrs Closes Woman and her relation to the Church Fraternally WALTER COLLINS Los Angeles Cal Put my name down for one Dog Fennel J W WOODROOF 00Dog FennelMagazineWilsonGallatin Editor of Blade Find enclosed ten cents for ten Blades of October 10 to following 10 mo down for Dog Fennel In tho Orient Blade Magazineand Wilsons Poems- wish that article about Methuse lahs ago by Mrs Henry on first page could stand for a month beside tho picture of C C Moore It would make Infidels by score showed the article to two old religious men tho other day Ono of them said he had belonged to church for 42 years and hind novel dreamed that there was an error In tho Bible before They both think there Is a God but doubt about the Bible being the word I lof God and say if it is that it has been meddled with theydontwould not do without it It is Just the kind of reading that Infidels like and just tho kind that Christians dont like Would you send mo 40 Blades for three months at tho same price you would 10 for a yearT H AUSTINAnswerYes 00For Dr Hammer and Dog Fennel Palmetto Fla Nov 02 C Moore enclose petition for Dr Hammer Put mo down for Dog Fennel in the Orient Respectfully ANDREW COOK 00Likes My Books Wants Dog Fennel Cornlshville Ky Nov 02 Mr Charles Moore Dear SlrPut mo down for Dog Fennel in Orient- read your other two books Ra tional View and Behind tho Bars land havo also read a part of Tom Palnos Ago of Reason think they are threo of Use greatest hooks ever read would send 100 for the Blade butt get that from a friend every week Respectfully W H WHEELER o Recommends Behind the Bars Madison Ga Oct 30 02 Mr C C Moore Dear Slr1 wish to say to readers of tho Blade that your book Behind the Bars Is a very readable and teresting hook If any of your read ers wish to pass tho winter pleasant ly they should lillY without delay Behind the Bars and he or she will never regret It Respectfully A BELL 11 D She Is a Friend of the Blade Kara Ga Nov 1902 Mr James E Hughes Dear Slrlly subscription expires on this date hut please do not dis continue the paper to me as am trying to get up a club and will know in two weeks whether or not can If I do not succeed will be sure to send my 100 for renewal Dont want to miss a single 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Sincerely MRS C W FOWLER 0MagazineDog FennelVirgin La Grange Ind Nov 02 Friend Mooro Have all kinds of skybusters here Even saints lint tho Methodists cant scare enough members to hold communion The Blade Is a hot one and among my list of magazines and newspapers like it best could not do without It Enclosed 10 cents for Virgin Mary and put mo down for Dog Fennel Hope you will enjoy your trip Fraternally CHARLES KINGSLEY SHE LIKES MY BOOKS WANTS DOG FENNEL Blue Earth Minn Nov 02 Charles C Moore Dear BroJ leave your books Tho Rational View and Behind tho Barn 31498 and now want you to put me down for one copy of Dog Fennel in Orient know it will bo truthful Interesting and witty MRS A LEE xx Mnysville Kan Nov 302 Kind Brother Hughes I have received tho book Behind the Bars and tonight will begin to read Excuse mo for writing on sheet of the American Secular Union They are bothering mo all tho time for mon ey and havo told them havo left their Society and gone to tho N L P and stop writing me for help- I will help the N L P some if can get around to It before our Con gress meets in Lexington In January JAMES BINGHAM SHE WANTS DOG FENNEL Pauldlng 0 Nov 02 Mr Hughes Enclosed lori for Blade and Now York World want Mr Moores book Dog Fennel In the Orient EMMA CORDRAY TAR HEEL Takes Up the Cudgel For Dog Fen nel In the Orient China Grove N Nov 302 Mr C C Moore My Dear SlrOno of tho strang est things about Freethinkers is their npathy Many recruits in tho ranks of Freer thought are deserters from orthodoxy They feel that they havo left the giant beggar and Joined tho ranks of those who think It a crime to rob the widow and orphan of their scant earnings to perpetuate a colossal fraud that prlestcraft may roll In lux ury and a great many of them think that Frecthought with all its atten dart blessings ought to be free or be had for a mere song Whenever a great religious howler contemplates making a journey to the Orient and announces his intention of writing a hook to still further befog the minds of credulous dupes he In variably gets all tho encouragement necessary and the faithful think It great good for their cijuso thus to put up the stuff Several weeks ago when you an nounced your intention of making a trip to the Orient was highly pleased with the idea did not rush forward with my order for a copy ot your book Dog Fennel In the Orient trot do hero place my order for It and will pay you on demand There are many Freethinkers who will hesitate to subscribe for book on tho ground that it possibly will not be in harmony with the so called ofllclal reports which we havo of that most unholy or helllsli country In which more crime has been committed possibly than anyplace on the globe do not worship men nor gods but reason and truth and would rather believe what C C Mooro would tell me about that much misrepresented country Palestine when once he had traveled through it than to believe what an Encyclopedist says about It believe the editor of the Ditto Grass Blade to he strictly honest and fair and truthful and Impartial- hope Freethinkers and especially the Blades patrons will hasten for ward their pledges to take copies of Dog Fennel feel satlstied that you have done enough for the cause already to mend yourself to the kind considera tion of all Blade readers hope all those Blade readers who chanced to get a copy of Reeds Isonomy containing that article of Armstrongs pouncing upon you for begging money to make a payment on tho new Lino will not take Arm strong very seriously for am cer tain that tho paper which is most Interested In Reeds Isonomy is doing very little good for the cause of Free the Blade success in all its undertakings and hoping especial ly that its editor may succeed in making his trip safely to tho Orient and back I remain yours truly JtA CORRIHER WANTS TO ROAST ISONOMY Moxia Texas Nov 2 02 Mr C C Moore Dear Mr MooreWould you kindly allow me the use of one column of your paper for the purpose of anal lyzlng tho character of J Guy Reed of Isonomy havo written him sev eral roasts but tho literary roguo refuses to print them but denounces me In all of his Infernal billingsgate simply want justice std to obtain sane am willing to assume all rev sponsibilities for tho article Send me a copy of your paper will soon subscribe for same Let mo hear from you at once Yc irs for the light HOMER C ALLDREDGE P SLoole up November Issuq of the Isonomy under the department of Boosts and Kicks and you will see why want to answer him Cant pastlIfoCommentThat letter is in the BaptistPastoranswered Alldrcdgo that while would not unconditionally promise to print anything that anybody might write mo thought the chances were that would print what ho wrote Isonomy in talking about mo says of mo ho resorts to straight out sup pression of articles that ho could havo had no possible reason to sup press except that ho could gain noth ing by publishing them Alldrodges statement to mo in connection with Isonomys allusion to Alldredge under Boosts and Kicks shows that Isonomy Is suppressing what it could gain nothing by print ing Isonomy Is certainly a very Insulting publication seeming to have no ject hut to attract attention by trying to do as Brann did Brann finally got killed by it though ho had notch more show of justification than Isonomy has lime stylo of Isonomy Is so universally vituperative that It amounts to Insult to no gentleman who properly views the thing but If It is advertise ment that Isonomy wants as seems tt he the case will help it to extent of saying that souse day be fore very long sonic man will not bo willing to be blackguarded oven by a paper that does that kind of thing professionally and he will walk into tho office of the Isonomy and If there Is anybody in thero ho will lave to kill that man or get killed or hath as in Branns case honor any man who In tho de Pence of right says what ho pleases to say and Is willing to take tho con sequences hut havo no use for any man or any publication that for tho purpose of forcing itself upon tho pub lie attention does not hesitate to say Just anything that Is nasty and dirty and disgusting about any hotly with whom It may disagree In some little local squabble about something that Is of no general Interest No man who Is any friend to me and endorses my way of thinking would offer to answer any of Ison omys scurrility with violence but there aro lots of people who are not of my way of thinking and if Texas is anything like Kentucky on the shoot warn Rood and Armstrong both that they may reasonably expect to kill somebady or get pilled before long If they do not mend their man ners FROM THE SISTER OF MRS KATE AUSTIN Caplinger Mills Mo Nov 02 Editor Charles Moore Dear PrleudOar Sister Kato Austin died October 28th at Kings man Kansas brought the body home for burial We will not bury her before next Tuesday- went to Klugsman a week ago In response to a telegram that sho won very low Site knew me the night got thero but became unconscious the next morning and so remained until her death six days after It does not seem possible that she has gono front us forever HARVIE DONT WANT ME TO GO TO THE OLD COUNTRY Pontiac Ills Nov 02 C Moore Dear Slr1 send you 100 for re newal My premiums came all right You talk of going to tho old country You had better give up that for tho present you might come up missing- If you would print a statement why you stopped preaching It would count big will renew some of tho Blades coming here at tho no cents club rate if they do noloAll are getting their papers J S HOLMAN AnswerTo tell why quit preach- Ing would take several whole Issues of the Blade You will find nil about It in Behind the Bars 31498 PINES FOR THE SUNDAY Leesburg Fla Oct 29 02 Editor C Moore Enclosed check for 260 for sub scribers and Behind Bars- would like to get my paper on Sunday as feel lost without it on that day- Please send me an issue having the poem The Bible says its so It was a dandy YoursJ BAKER AnswerI think excepting some cases your Blade will get to you on Sunday Versailles Ky Oct 30 302 Dear Mr Hughes Tlie Blade of November Is tho very best ono over published Wlshlilg all good to you and yours I am your faithful friend- JOSEPHINE K HENRY REMOVAL NOTICE Ficllltles for properly conducting my everIncreasing Mailorder De partment being Inadequate in Denver I have permanently located Iri this w1manytinue to favor me with their many kind orders See OTTO WETTSTLN La Grange Ill CHICAGO LIVE STOCK SHOW J LOW RATES FROM LOUISVILLE Make arrangements to visit tho great International Live Stock Show at Chicago in December with wife and family They will all enjoy it It will be the crowning event of the year and the greatest Live Stock Show Chicago over had Tho Monon Route will sell tickets from Louisville to Chicago and rev turn at 1000 on December 1st 2d and 3d For full particulars address E II BACON D PAL- oulsvlllo Ky WOMAN SENDS THREE WILLIES And Credits One of My Best Jokes to Dr Wilson Slch is Life Oct 11 1902 James E Hughes Dear Slr1 like to read the Blade awl will do all can to help Freer thought but It takes somo effort to advance against Christianity- am very modest and do not caro to havo you print anything say Mr Mooro Is rather apt to do this will try to Impress on my friends to make all the converts they can glvo you here the name of candidate for Congress staunch Dem ocrat anti a young man with broad and liberal views- enclose 300 If you have any store papers with that article of Dr Wilsons on Talmage In hell and Kiddcrs Virgin Mary send mo a copy or two Now if you can call off the coal strike or yau may never hear front us again as mo may freeze to death this wlntOlIAnswerlts Willies and hereby notify Mitchell std Morgan and Teddy that of they dont settle that coal business p d q will go up thero and make it so warm for them that they would think tho coal strike had let loose but as for that piece on Talmage In Itch I wrote that my own dear self Doc Wilson couldnt write that to keep himself from whero Talmago Is TEN DOG FENNELS Wanted By a Sawbones Who has Been There Salina Kansas Oct 02 Dear Brother Moore see by tho Blade that you think of going to Jericho as Dr Wilson wish es hope you will go where Jacob found a hole In the ground and called at Jacobs well You may put my namo down for 1000 to pity for Dog Fennels hope you will see more of that country over there than did or at least a little that Is not rocks and hlllH sand and boulders Its an awful county for a sightseer who is used to a nice level and productive coun tryCHARLES W STOWE J t r t t IBLUEGRASS BLADE METHUSELAHACAN Poor old Methuselah after his sleep that lays HIli Van Win Io In the shade is bobbing up serenely In the American props This may o the as tral Influence of tho old generation protesting against the discussion of his ago Thin modern man or woman nearly always has a full developed round falsehood on tap in regard to his or her ago and may ho Methuse lah hall a prediction that way One of the Imporlant problems of the day seems to be to find the ago of Methu solnh An this Is so important the vital Issues before the American peo pIe should bo laid aside until It Is settled Now comes tho Russian scientist Plasctskl who says that Bible Pa triarchs lived a thousand years and were giants Rabbi Levy says that In Rnhhlnlcnl literature there Is abun dant proof that the statement There were giants In those hays was ac cepted as llteerally true starting with Adam ho Is represented as having been so tall that ho reached from earth to heaven and only shrank after his sin Poor Adam what with hay ing his rib sawed out tho talking snake tho wily woman tho sour ap plo that stuck in his throat the voice of tho Lord that walked In tho gar den and tho shrinking process sure ly his life was not one glurt sweet song As to Methuselahs age If we conld get direct spirit communication with his father Enoch the exact date of his birth might bo obtained Genesis 521 tells us that Enoch lived sixty and five years and begat Methuselah Verse 22 says And Enoch walked with the Lord after he begat Methu selah three hundred years Certain ly this was tho champion walking match of the ages Methuselahs father was an accomplished pedes trian no doubt about that Genesis 624 says And Enoch walked with God and he was not for God took according to this Methuselah was left an orphan at the tender age of 300 years and as God took his father in such a mysterious manner and tho family did not witness his taking off and ho had no grave In tho family lot or monument to re cord his virtues surely all this must have added to their grief But another difficulty arises The Higher Critics claim that when the Bible says Years It means months If as Uncle Rastus says tho High er Crickets know Methuselahs case stands this way If as the Bible says that Enoch begat Methuselah at the ago of sixty and five years and years mean months then Enoch was just five years and fivo months old when his son Methuselah was born and If r Methuselah was years and years means months then Methuselah lived eighty years and nine month accord Ing to the present calendar And now comes Prof Garrett P Serviss the scientist Writing on the ages of the Biblo Patriarchs he says There Is a growing belief based up on tho results of scientific criticism that the patriarchs mentioned by name In the Bible previous to the time of Moses such as Noah and his predecessors and even including Abraham himself do not stain for Individual men but for tribes Upon this view the 900 years ascribed to Methuselah verb not Intended as the life time of a single man lint as the period during which a tribe of that name flourished Of course It would be difficult to find the ago of a man who never lived at all If Methuselah did live combine Bi ble records theological conclusions scientific research and Higher Crit icism and tho number of years Me thuselah lived and his exact birthday Is as hard to find as happiness the grave of Moses the Fountain of Youth the North Polo who built tho Pyramids who struck Billy Patterson or tho ago of Col Craddock JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles K- yBOOKREVIEW The Now York Truth Seeker Pub lishing Co has sent me marked for review a beautifully bound copy of Var and Worship In green and gold a poem by Henry Bedlow It makes with Tho Mount of Olives and Wealth the third poem that have seen that think worthy of a place in Infidel Classics- It Is not by any means light read ing It is exceedingly learned and deep and can only bo appreciated by tho very careful reading of ono of some attainment In history and thology and theology if indeed the latter two ho not the same stanzas are of four lines each 1Iho and fourth making ono rhyme other two another rhyme a style which personally do not like hut tho writer Is truly a poet and tho Haws In his verso aro small and few It has opposite its tltlo page a beautiful allegorical picture illustrat lugas construe Ittho Idea that Truth lies in the bottom of a well A beautiful woman Is nearly out of a well mill Is holding up a beautiful hand mirror the Sliakesperean idea of Holding the mirror up to truth Two mon ale trying to drag tho wo man hack into tho well ono man hay- Ing on a sword and tho other having mo long hat and robes of a friar and this picture Is an epitome of tho book War mill Worship working togeth er to drag beautiful truth down Into darkness Tho book Is Just out dated 1902 but Its author must bo quite nn old man as a little preface of ton lines says the story is based on his recol lections of the revolts of 1818 saying also that tho verses were sug gested at tho tlmo and placo above mentioned AlnJlddy En Gedl on tho shores of tho Dead Searoughly Vi v1k Blotched in Syria and completed In Palestine and Now York of hattie Is no less thrilling and realistic than Victor Hugos description of Waterloo Ho makes War tho natural com panlonpicco of worship The author is theistic lint makes tho strongest uptodato argument against tho genuineness and authen ticity of tho Bible handling with great strength thin argument for tho mythical origin of tho Bible and of tho Christian and Jewish religions It is for sale by tho Truth Seeker 28 Lafayette Place New York THE RAG TIME WOMAN Dr Dlvld Starr Jordan President of Lcland Stanford University a fow days ago addressed tho California Woman Suffrage Convention at Cen tury Hall San Francisco Dr Jordan took for his subject What the Twentieth Century Demands of Wo President of Stanford spoke as ono having authority as If he had consulted the century and know ex actly what Is now demanded of wo men It always happens wherever the female sex gather together all tho way from tho kindergarten Sun hay School class to a Woman frage Convention some learned theo logian 01 professor of tho male sex appears upon llieKccno to tell them what they should nnd should not do what they arc In the world for and how they should behave while they are here Dr Jordan attended strictly to duty along this lino and If Califor nla Suffragists equip themselves to do tholr duty as ho pointed It out to thorn they will be ready to meet all tho demands made upon them from the Jordan standpoint Thero is an old saying Jordan is a hard road to travel and if the road that Jordan pointed out to the women is ns rocky as tho speech he made to them they will not tread a path of roses If Dr Jordan referred to Woman Suffrage In his speech the press does not record It The following aro some of the things ho did say accord Ing to the San Francisco press The Century demands women with Ideals women with an absence of vul garity There are women who seem to live in rag time They play rag time music they dabble in politics rag time they do literature in rag time and they pass their home life in rag time dont think have much car for music but know that rag time music is not refined nor elevating music The Century will mand mothers and wives who are above rag time measure The women of the futre will be free from nervous prostration and will be influenced by the religion of love and action Hero we have the spectacle of a man standing uj before an audience of women and talking about some- thIng he confesses ho knows nothing about This has been a masculine habit for ages mums the confession and the sad part of It Is that wo men listen to such chaff without pro testTo say the world demands wo men with an absence of vulgarity Is as much as to say It Is only excep tional women who Is not vulgar men have been charged with many faults antI failings but I have never before heard that vulgarity was one of them If tile presldlng officer of tho California Suffrage Convention had declared the President of Stan forth out of order for such an Insult Ing remark It would have been clearly within her province antI a just re buke If Dr Jordan does not know what rag time music Is how hoes ho what rag time woman islt ImowI mo women behave themselves as well as men antI playing rag time music is equally as reputable ns playing tho mischief and raising cain generally as some people in tills world do who are not women If wo mon dabblo In politics In rag time it Is hotter than plunging nock heels and pocket into the political sewer days and nights in a week If wo men dabblo In politics in rag tlmo such dabbling suits the rag tag pol itics instituted and engineered by tho sex who makes It a business to advise women how they should duct themselves If tho Hliots Wards Brownings Stantons and a host of others have been doing lit erature in rag time where will tho masculine literary lights ho if woman lolallwhen men are free from tho vices of strong drink gambling licentiousness and tyranny overtho physically weaker sex when a single code of morals Is established and men are homelov ing homestaying sober moral truthful Industrious nail reliable Since there can be Improvement In the male sex along these lines It Is exceedingly ball tasto for even a University President to arraign an audience of women for their short Suffragists can well ford to leave such orators off their convention programs Wo aro weary of hearing what tho woman of the future should be we are pining to know what tho man of tho future WILL JOSI3PHINR K HENRY Versailles Ky POKES FUN AT DOCTOR EUGENE MURRAYAARON Republic Wash Oct 02 C C Moore Dear SlrA North Carolina man onco went to church Sho camo homo und said to her husband heard a man say today that tho Jews hind killed Jesus we really must take a paper and hear whats going on If It had not been for the 0 B nover would havo hoard of Doctor MurrayAaron down in Washington D Is with greater satisfaction than over that renew for tho coming year Fluid enclosed 100 J S ODI2GAARD Hayseed Socialist bL THE NATIONAL LIBERALPARTY- A CALL TO LIBERALS IT BEHOOVES US TO WIN THIS BATTLE Tho second Annual Congress of tho National Liberal Party will meet in Lexington Ky on January 25 1903 303 In the present state of political and religious unrest tho tune Is now ripe for tho inauguration of a great move mont to check the ecclesiastical en croachments antI class legislation that aro destroying the liberty of American citizens This movement has been launched by tho National Liberal Party and thinking men and women who wish to maintain American prin ciples aro Invited to attend this gress and aid in bringing about a complnto separation of Church and State The battle cry of a purely American party should be in Justice to all tho people Tho Taxation of Church property Tho masses of our people who are driven under the pol iticians lash to pay over Increasing taxes are oblivious to tho fact 975 000000 of Church property Is exempt from taxation and yearly Increasing at an alarming rate which Inevitably Increases the tax on farms town property antI commercial Interests In a country that guarantees perfect re ligious freedom every dollar that tho Church saves by exemption Is a dol lar taken by force from the pockets of those who do not accept Its dog nuts As long as churches are exempt from taxation wo have a close union of Church and State antI the church becomes the giant robber In the American Republic Every falr mind ed church member cannot fall to rec ognize the rank Injustice of this form of spoliation Tho accumulation of wealth In the hands of ecclesiastics and the tax ation of the people to support ligIous hierarchies Is sure to result In bloody revolution or complete ruin ico proves this and Canada and the The history of France Italy and Mex ico prove this and Canada anti the United States are fast speeding In tho same direction Not only do the people pay taxes on 975000000 which tho church should rlghtnilly pay but vast sums from the public exchequer appropriated for sectarian purposes to pay chaplains in our army navy legislatures and other State Institutions If the government acknowledges no religion why should tho people be taxed to pay for religious teaching All the old political parties are si lent on this giant wrong which Is not only robbing the people but nullify ing our principles of government The National Liberal Party alone demands tho taxation of Church property All persons who recognize the In Iresentlprollertygal recognition of any religion In ju dlcal oaths in Courts Inaugural cer emonies or the appointing of relig lotus festivals antI services should Najtlonalgiving women an equal voice with men In nil governmental affairs and demands freedom of speech and press and all other just economic conditions upon which a secular and free gov ernment must rest These are great and vital questions that must be faced and solved by the American people In the near future Priests plutocrats and politicians have the American government by tho throat and unless their encroach ments are stayed by the lovers of lib erty they will throttle the very life out of the Republic What have the old political parties done for the people except to plunder them and betray their trust What have tho churches done for the people except to rob them of their right to reason and think for thom selves and plunder them of their honest earnings to build churches support the clergy and pay taxes on vast ecclesiastical holdings Sonic one pays the taxes on 975000000 of church property Often the poor homes of thousands of hard working human beings are not worth as much as ono grand church edifice yet these poor people stagger under the taxes levied on them because tIm churches pay nothing There will came a limit to the tax atlon and robbery of tho American people some day If this evil Is not ar rested Nothing Is more evident than that the establishment of Justice and liberty Is left to those who are un trammeled by political fallacies and religious superstitions Flue National Liberal Party throws its banner to the breeze and Invites all and women who believe in tho principles it enunciates to come under its standard There Is a great religious and social evolution going on before our eyes and we are making history fast Wise leadership was never so greatly needed as now These will never conic from the ranks of relig ious social and Industrial orthodoxy They must antI will como from tho ranks of Freethinkers From Bruno to Ingersoll FreethInk- ers alone destroyed superstition par alyzed Injustice and set tho pace for tho now generations Tho Liberals of the United States of every shade of thought are urged to attend the Congress of tho National Liberal Party to ho held at Lexing ton Ky in January 190 303 and close up tho ranks in solid phalanx to overcome tho giant wrongs that the robbing tho people of their mental freedom and their property and reducing them to serfdom Tho Blue Grass Blade stands squarely on tho platform of tho Na tional Liberal Party Lot all Its read ers both mon and women unite with this Party by sending their names to CALL FOR SECOND ANNUAL CONGRESS OF NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY000 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 Sun day 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 tIlt Immortal Bruno but In spite of the culture of modern times there Is still ger that the black flag of Theocracy may float In triumph over the Itol at Waslngion and ensnroud the Republic of Paine and Jefferson In the darkless of the Middle Ages At the close of the 18th Century it dawned tmoi the minds of hce great thinkers that all men are creat ed equal and this priceless concep tion made the 19th Century the more marvelous ard the happiest period in the history of the world Previous to viln century of American Freedom the entire earth was filled with cruelty arI barbarism and all mankind were under the galling yoke of kingly tyrann 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 tOe 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 dis pelled by the Paines 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 Secretary W F Jamicson Nol 1716 Western Avenue Cincinnati 0 antI let there be a concerted move to make the Lexington Congress tho largest and most effective ono ever held by the Liberals of the United States JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky LAWYER ATTACKS COMSTOCK Mrs Craddocks Attorney Wants Him To Produce Complaints In Her Case Ed W Chamberlain attorney for Miss Ida Craddock wro killed herself on the eve of her sentence for send- Ing Immoral books through the malls has addressed a letter to Welcome Hitchcock tho president and to memo hers of the Society for the Suppress ion of Vice In his letter ho says In a letter written by Mr Comstock to Miss Craddock June 31 1902 he says The complaints that have been sent to this office by mothers who have been to your lectures tIe scribe them as gross and very Im proper for young people The New York Evening Sun of 17th Inst reports Mr Comstock as saying About this time a prominent lousiness maui canto to me and complained that his daughter a girl of and her friend a girl of the same age bad been accosted by the Craddock wo man She gave the two girls copies of lieu book hut on tho alleged trial of Miss Craddock tho story that the janitress of tho building was horrified to find that Miss raddocks books had been given to her daughter was shown to bo untrue Now it so hap pens that there is neither janitor nor janitress In that building Your Society certainly owes It to tho people to whom you appeal for funds to see to It that the allegations bo either substantiated or refuted In which latter case It would be consls tent with your pretentious to discon tinue the employment of Mr Com stock and I propose that you require Mr Comstock to produce them before a committee of seven citizens of whom will name three you three and they tho seventh First the mothers who were so shocked by Miss Craddocks grossness second the prominent business man We will omit the janitress unless Mr Com stock should care to produce the wo man to act tho part- WEBSTERS LAST WORDS Concerning the last words A H McRao of Now York has this to say of WebsterI an old lady who was a neighbor and Intimate friend of the Websters In Washington She ox plained to mo tho meaning of his last wordsI still live Webster as all tho world knows was a hard drinker Liquor caused his death lu his last days ho was kept alive by brandy which ho constantly craved The day ho died his physician called on him early In tho morning and found him very low and he thought uncon scions Turning to tho nurse ho said If ho Is alive at oclock give him another drink of brandy The family gathered at the bedside to see him breathe his last A clock In the room struck For a moment ho re mained silent then as no ono offered to help him he said rousing up and opening his ox eyes still live The nurse recollecting the doctors In structions hastened to give him other drink which proved to bo hIs last as ho relapsed into a quiet stu I 111 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 ot kingcraft and priestcraft relncar rated and unless the soldiers of free don rally like our fathers did to re fist the power of kings and priests the freedom of the 19th Century will be forever ost the Republic over thrown and the uopes of humanity blasted In view of this appalling contem plation we confidently appeal to you to come by hundreds to tiis 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 vlg ilance than now because it Is an open secret that a trlpsrtlte 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 reaching significance and impor tance will come before the Conven tion T J BOWLES President- J WILSON Vice President JOSEPHINE HENRY 1st P HARRIET CLOSZ 2d V P MORGAN WAMLEY Treas W F JAMIESON Secretary por and died within an hour The old lady did not have a very high opinion standpointknowing still live were uttered for the pur pose of getting a final drink Comment Webster was a Chris tian and was In favor of slavery PETITIONS FOR DR HAM MER FROM HIS COUNTY A letter written to me Nov from Colfax Iowa says they have 1750 names to a petition for Dr Hammer from his own county and expected to get 100 more that day The two arguments made against Dr Hammer In the beginning were that no petitions were being sent from his own county and that even If he was not guilty In the first case he would ho convicted of having mur dered a woman Now the Judge has dismissed the charge of murder against Dr Ham mel as being perfectly absurd and snppoSo almost every reputable person male antI female In Jasper county In which Dr Hammer lived will ask that he may be pardoned and that no body of any standing In the county would oppose his being pardoned The Colfax Clipper asks the Blade to exchange with It on account of my friendship for Dr Hammer and I do not suppose there Is a paper In Iowa that would do anything against him- think that as many as 5000 or names have gone to Gay Cum mins for the pardon of Dr Hammer HELP OUR ORGANIZATIONS Talent Ore Oct 24 1902 Editor DItto Grass Blade read with much Interest the ar tide of J B Wilson M D In a late number of the Blade regarding the keeping of a representative at Wash ington to head off the nicely laid schemes of the pious enemies of free government If we Liberals are going to organize for we must all work In harmony In this matter at least at all effectively we must get a move on ourselves and get In some good licks If all of those who profess to be Liberals would only work together enough to become paidup members of one or the other of our National or ganizations we would not only keep nn able representative at Weshlngton have ample means left to scatter ertectlve Liberal literature all over tho land send out lectures and make ourselves a power generally ami the 100 a year Is a trIne compared with the shekels that church members are yearly called upon to give to the Lord Come Brother Liberals let us aiM a few thousand members to our Na tional organizations before the end of tho year What say you W J DEAN WANTS DOG FENNEL Ryan Iowa Oct 27 Put me down for copies of Dog Fennel In the Orient Yours truly J A THOMAS 172 IS THE NUMBER OF COPIES DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT SUBSCRIBED FOR TO THIS DATE WANTS DOG FENNEL Woodlako Neb Oct 19 02 Friend Mooro will take a copy of your book Dog Fennel I will get you some subscribers as soon as I get time There are lots of Liberals around here but they dont take any Inter est In tho cause Your fraternally 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Expert Accountant Vice President National Association Accountants and Bookkeepers 855 Market Street San Francisco Cal MONON ROUTE Chic IhAulkLaiaIIe liiA ONLY LINE TOTHE FAMOUSDEAlTlIl ffOQIJ LJi5Ebg 1nUD L BLUE GRASS BLADE From Reeds Isonomy for November BROTHERMOORES BRAINS Brother Moore continues to train truth as a contortionist in his organ tho Blade Ho is still doing the sower act by dlcharging the crime anti misdemeanors of the clergy Into tho cesspool of nauseous publicity The best that Moore can hope to complish to help feed the fires of ligious bigotry anti Intolerance by setting an example thereof par excellence If the Christian is wrong he can certainly bo coaxed more easll than cursed out of his error Am really there Is such a thing as agnostic fanaticism for men are fanatic not by creed but by disposition The physiognomy of Brother Moore hid cates the fanatical temperament know from personal experience that he is unfair as a controversialist that he avails himself not only of tho tricks of the craft I do not refer to the death of his daughter but sorts to straight out suppression of articles that he could have had no possible reason to suppress except that ho could gain nothing by pill llshing them As a result of his one sldedness Moore can only hope for a permanent following of mosslmc provincials who have twentieth cer tury bodies Infested with fourth tury minds Brother Moore Incline me strongly to a belief In Berkcloj Ism which holds that nothing trnly exists everything wo see Is merely an Illusion just a notion we have for certainly It is difflcult to bqllov he Is anything more than a spllnte from the wreck of some runawa nightmare He reminds me not a tie of Bottom at the time of his translation and his ardent admirers are very much like the fairy who fell In love with him The only thing that Brother Moor ever said about me that hurt was that LJiad stolen some of his ideas who has done nothing so mucli during tho last ten years as revel In tho greater part of the best literature from Plato to Herbert Spencer It Is a little more than human flesh can bear to be told that he has actually stolen a few crumbs from a literary starveling like Brother Moore I always assume that my reader has read as much as I have and an therefore careful to make a prove use of quotation marks If anyone needs a thought bad enough to steal it from Brother Moore that is pun- Ishment enough without adding posure to incurable depravity The above Is ono of four articles In f the November Issue of Isonomy about me Ono of tho others Is like this abusive one Is complimentary and one Is a copy from Wlnns Firebrand rebuking Isonomy and defending me As to my giving publicity to the crimes and misdemeanors of a clergy It Is simply a fact that no body ever sees anything of the lint in my paper that is not a reprint from sonic other paper but sup pose I found them out and printer them first what canon of Journalism is it that says the crimes and demeanors of the clergy are not to be published like the crimes and misdemeanors of other criminals and misdemeanants Isonomy suggests coaxing In t stead of cursing In dealing with the wrong doings of Christians and yet speaking of the New Voice the Chris tian Prohibition paper edited by a Protestant preacher and managed by Christians Isonomy In this same Is sue speaks as follows This Now Voice outfit is an aggre gation of the dirtiest liars In the uni verse the most pusillanimous pup pies the commonest curs In Chris tendom It Is without honor and de voJd of shame It will stoop to the commission of any cowardly action 1thatIs calculated to further Its cause well that the scorbutic scullions persist in withholding their names We know the Identity of not one sneaking hyena in the bunch but wo will wager a hundred that the main guy In the delectable aggregation of pusillanimous asses is a nigger snenk thief or a Chinese We can conceive of the existence of few others so low In the scale of human kind as to employ the tactics of the traitor who will partake of tho hospitality of a people and then deavor their best to defame them who will asperse and calumlnato tho Catholics without even a shadow of a cause There Is much more in this Issue of Isonomy about its Christian brother The New Voice to the same effect In the above quotation from Isonomy put a blank In the place of one word that frequently occurs in Isonomy and is too indecent to pear In print except In a medical book where It Is necessary to discuss an indelicate idea Ladles read and write for tho Blade and It would be improper to print it in my paper I never saw it In any other news paperIf be not a Catholic organ of good common sense and honesty he would call such a word as that obscene literature rather than the language of good and Intelligent men and women who refer to certain mat ters of sex in the interest of health and good morals If Isonomy ho not a Catholis organ in disguise why dues it resent the aspersion and calumniation of the Catholics more than It would of tho Protestants For while do not at all admire tho religious tone of tho New Voice though my opposition to liquor Is much more radical titan that of the New Voice anybody who knows anything at all about that paper knows that its likes and dis likes are perfectly uninfluenced by t Jr protcstIantR opposed the candidacy for Preslden of Methodist McKinley because Mi Klnnley rented a house In Cantor Ohio to a brewing company of Wheeling W Va suppose there may be agnostic fanatics am 1Iot an agnostic myself am an atheist and there may be atheistic fanatics and may be one If I am like It and will so remain until see stun thing better As to my physiognomy indlcatin my fanatical temperament hardly think that would have occurre to Isonomy If it had seen my picture in a patent medicine advertisement instead of In tho northwcp corner of the first page of my papei think If my picture and that of Douglas the 300shoe man In the beginning gotten swapped anll remained so to this day Isonom would have made that same remark about Douglas picture thinking It was mine can see no better reason for sui pressing an article than the fact that I could gain nothing by publishing It The allusion to Berkeleylsm may all right and good but my wife take The Ladles Home Journal and wheel feel inclined to work on lltcrnr puzzles look Into the puzzle depart anent of that paper same about of Isonomys pieces In thd Issue It indulges In profanity think It learned It from the Blade read some of Platos Gorgias In Greek when was a college boy am some of Herbert Spencer since then and do not remember to lucre sect any profanity In either of them On the first page of tho Novcmbe Isonomy Is an article that closes what I have seen of thel both Reed and Arm engagelllInpeculiar genius of the Blue Gras Blade Moore himself Is a tough old cuss with a penchant for saying fun ny and foolish things about himself and Jehovah and others hat he doesnt mean anything particular It Armstrong Is smart anti brllllan and Reed Is nobodys fool but their journal is about the silliest piece of literature I ever looked atVlnnsFirebrand Mount Juliet Tennessee PUBLISHER RIGHT IN IT Oct 02 Blue Grass Blade Dear Friends Mooro Hughes Enclosed find check for 250 for which send the Blade to five follow IngPut me down for two copies of Dog Fennel In the Orient Please to not mention my name In connection with names as wan them to do some guessing The Improvement In the Blade Is quite perceptible- Am glad next meeting of the N L P will be In Lexington Respectfully HARD QUESTIONBIG SCHEME Victoria Texas Nov 02 BlueGrass Blade Paper coming all O K and to ers of the club All seem to like the paper much and others give the pa per to pike It and some want mo tc send their namesso guess wit have to send another chub soon hut suppose could not get a full club can now still get club rates for less than five Set me down for Dog Fennel Send me as a premium Behind the Bars Yours truly O C EMBRY Answer lits hard on Mr Hughes- to put tho Blade for anything lower than 50 cents In clubs of five But we have to do almost anything that any body wants Send on your 50 cents each for the others DOG FENNELHAMMER AND SOCIALISM Milwaukee Mich Nov 02 Uncle Charlie Moore Dear SlrWhen you get your took on the Holy Gee Land ready will take one dollars worth- sent 200 to Dr Hammers wife You ask us to report Dont talk any more about Social- Ism am a Socialist and It hurts ny feelings to see a nice old man Ike you open his mouth and sock his foot Into it the way you do when you tdlk on Socialism- am too lazy to tell you about It but If you really want to know what Union pure Socialism Is I will sen- dyoua years subscription to the Veekly People of New York the on Ir paper printed In English In the United States The Appeal to Reason and Eugene Dehs arc not Socialists they are mly grafters and labor fakirs using tho Socialistic propaganda as a nears of working the workers Every Socialist Labor Party brary havo seen Is made up largely of such books as Force and Mater Origin of Species etc etc gether with books on Socialism and a few standard novels so you see how pious they are So long lie good Your Irish Presbyterian Friend W O PURVIS Answer exchange with tho Veekly People makes me tired life tuo short to read Itdont want to now about Socialism know more now than can do justice to When all the different kinds of preachers had preached to the old Iii dtan Red Jacket he said to them go home and agree among your elves what you want me to believe and then conic and tell ave Louisville 1c31Snciosed 100 for onowal Put mo down for ono Dog ennel In the Orient send petition for Dr Hammer IIopo the Governor will pardon him by Thanksgiving day and then we can bo thankful for uno good deed done by man for man ILIZABRTH J PIERCY CommentNo woman ever starts out to say anything for this paper and falls Men do lots of times ofu r t REV MCARVEY GETS BLOWED OUT BY AN ORGAI Rev McGarvey and his wlfo and six others same number that were saved In tbe nrk liavo nil left tho Broadway Christian CamlhelllteIChurch In Lexington Into Its performancesIthemselves to the Christian Church a smaller affair on the outskirts of the city built for the poorer class of the Campbcllltof- McGarvcy Is only hoisted on his own petard The New Testament re llKlon has no authority for any music except psalms and hymns anti splrll nil Colossians 310 and tho distinguishing tenet of the Camp hcllltc church Is that nothing Is bind- Ing In religion that is not taught In tho Now Testament and so far the music question Is concerned Mc Garvey Is right But McGarvey the victim of his own inconsistency There Is not only no authority for any Sabbath In the New Testament but plain teaching that there nhoiili ho no Sabbaths in the Christian religion see Romans xlv 1G and Cc losslans 1110 but It suited tho put poses of McGarvey to have a Sabbath and so he went to the Old Testamen to get it Exodus 208 and now when It suits the Valance of the con gregation to have an organ they go to the Old Testament for their an thority for Instrumental music anll find it abundantly In IJsalms 332 and Psalms 15015 When McGarvey began preaching 50 years ago ho saw that It was practically impossible to havo a Christian religion without a Sabbath and though the Now Testament taught that there should bo no Sal bath McGarvey thought the end justified the means and so ho had a Sabbath just like tho rest of tho churchesAt time the Campbellltes were poor and humble as all religion sects are in beginning rfhd there was no demand for organs among them and McGarvey proclaimed with a flourish of trumpets and a blowing of his bazoo that his church used no the Campbellltes have gotten to he the richest and most Influential church in Lexington having threi cnurches and two colleges in the town Infidelity has so Influences the people that now no congregation can be sustained in Lexington among tho wealthy and more cultivates class by simply preaching the gos pel to them and continually drum fining Into their ears faith repentance and baptism and tho story of Philip and the eunuch as they did when McGarvey and I started to preach and In order to keep up a re spectable congregation they mils have a respectable appearance ant must have the same gratification of tastes and vanities that the other churches have and so the Christian church on North Broadway in Lex- Ington now adopts thjo organ as the Central Christian church In Lexing ton had previously done and Mc Garvey now the most prominent ing Campbelllto has to go way bacli and sit down on Chestnut street close to tho boys at the race track and the girls on Megowan street when he wants to worship God on tae old plan At Georgetown Ky there Is the Christian church that was establish by my grandfather Stone In 1803 My grandfather was a poor man and became poorer by emancipating his slaves He hoed potatoes by moonlight hut was a scholar and I Inher- It tho Bible In the original Hebrew hat he read He was said by everybody to be a good man but was call ed a heretic Nine years later Alexander Camp came along and the whole great reformatory work of my grandfather was changed Into a great absurdity jf which baptism was tho leading eaturc McGarvey accented this surdity and now Darsle the pastor of that church lately said people who do not take interest in the hurch and work for JeSus are greater criminals than the murderers of Jro Chinn and t mi church has egularly In Its worsmp an organ and a cornet and a fiddle and the organist is a Presbyterian paid to come from Lexington and blow the thing for them- MONKEYS HAVE RELIGION L Garner tho Boston man who has gone to Africa and lived years mong the monkeys to learn their language and habits In an article In New York Press Mr Garner says monkeys have n re Iglon Ills statement Is as follows Yes you may have asked the qilcs ion about monkey religion satirical Ir but there Is more in it than you have thought for you really can cred- It them with some of tho elements of religion They certainly have some sense of right and wrong I never saw a big monkey take anything way from a little one that was of tho same species If a little monkey anll a big monkey each hold In their hands a desirable looking nut and a lilnl monkey comes along with an eyo on one of those nuts have served repeatedly that he will try get It away from tho big one rather limn from the little one Furthermore they show a sign of superstition They are afraid of their own liadows The monkey who will growl most ferociously at the ap roach of a member of another tribe will tremble and creep away as much terrified at the glimpse of his own shadow as If he had seen a spook Any man who will be reasonable enough to stop and think honestly unit religion for a few moments can see that religion is a thing that aturally came along with us in the rocess of evolution from tho money state The monkey afraid of his own shadow the preacher who shuts his Jmr eyes anti looks up at the skies amI prays for rain or to bo saved from cyclones and the President who sues a Thanksgiving proclanmtli are all only different stages of mon key development DANIEL FREEMAN The greatest Freethinker In Ante lea today Is Freeman of Nobraski Alone and unaided he carried his mum up to the Supreme Court of State and won Ho Is rightly named has proven himself a Freeman lie has done something Ho has ilemoi slrated the power of one manpn listed upon tho sidle of law anti right He has put to shame organized 110 erallsm While others stood a looked on ho was swinging his plcl lie is not a paper hero lIe is a flelll workej and has set an example for every Liberal In the land Dont leav everything to tho men who edit pelS or to those who write for then These Individuals while doing an mouse work and often more than their share are generally fitted for something else The best lighter come from tho ranks Olllcers can do nothing unless the ranlts line up and present arms- Freeman has demonstrated tho dividual duty of every Liberal lie stood up for his own rights und went Into the courts to sustain them The credit Is his Every Liberal In the Country should lift his hat to Dank FreemanIt that he was helped Ramo little but not to tho extent of boast- Ing about It He should have been helped more and an agitation set that would have been heard throughout the nation Thats the way to at these cases To do this requires organization Organization will command respeci fun Catholic church through Its splendid organization is now In trol of the politics of the country though It numbers lint oue sixth of the population It gets what It wants Infidels get nothing If wo want a favor or a personal recommendation of character we have to go ask a Christian for it Wo can never hope to bo a powc and Influence until we organize thor oughlr and until our ranks are gen eralled and captained by such men as Freeman of Nebraska J W AGED MINISTER AND YOUNG MAN FOUND DEAD EACH OTHERS EMBRACE Omaha Neb Nov rRev Wm C Rabe pastor of the German Baptls Church and Miss Augusta Rush a young lady living in that neighborhood were found dead early today In the vestibule In the rear of church auditorium The two bodies were locked in an embrace and the gas jets were turned on Rev Rabo was years old and a prominent minister Miss Rush about 28 years old and was a missionary pastor of tin church She came here some month ago from a missionary college at cago and has worked with Rev Raid since Last night she did not rcturi to her home as usual and Oscar Bernles janitor of the church at whose homo Miss Rush lived starter In search of her In the pastors root at the rear of the pulpit Bernles ills covered the dead hotly of the paste and the young woman and room filled with Illuminating gas The gas stove was turned on full force at were also several gas jets It is be Roved that it is a case of double nut cldd Rev Rabe leaves a widow In this city anti has a son living In New York THE BLADE THE BEST LIBERAL PAPER PUBLISHED De Valls Bluff Ark Nov 02 C C Moore and J E Hughes Enclosed ten cents for Kidderf Virgin Mary whats become Kidder any way Put me down for Blade Magazine also for Dog Fennel In the Orient- I think the Blade is the best eral paper In existence Hope the Magazine will be a success as there ire many things published in the Shade that I would like to see In book orm making it more convenient tc seep for future reference This specially true of Kentuckys Intel ectnal giantess Josephine K Henry to say nothing of Mrs Closz Dr Vilson et al Your friend and brother J RAGSDALE Answer Last time heard of der he was in tho oil business and tying to make a deal with tho Pope to recommend his oil In extreme ion and think hes trying to make some atonement for his Virgin Mary until he can get the deal consum mated Beside that he wants to get mar led and I think ho has fallen hit nelancholy supposing ho 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