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BLUE GRASS BLADEEDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE I VOL XI NO 40 Ported i 2QI 1 n LEXINGTON KY1 SUNDAYNOVEMBER 23 1E M 302 100 A YEA Bit 4r Ul Ic4 V- 11 OF THE BLADE ITE6MS for ono year 100 for one year 250 for ono year 100 100 issues for ono year 3500 J Terms100 per year in advance in clubs of five cents foreign nulscrlitlon 150 JilVIae nil Money Orders Drafts and Orders payable to the flYDlIlO Grass Blade Lexington Ky t Whon you change your address nil vise this olllce giving your old as t well as the now address When yon send your subscription say whether you aro a new or old sub crliJort slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription aiijd servo as a receipt as tho dale changes as soon as the subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication aro Wnot discontinued at expiration unless BSD ordered by the subscriber The courts invariably hold a subscriber responsible to tho publisher for the crlptlon price fall papers re 111jitttinued Office of publication Id East Third street near Walnut Entered at tho Post OlPco at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to 1 J BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Cumberland Telephone 307 Club Rates and Sample Copies Tim Blade wil bo sent for cents a year each for any order for FIVE or store Sample copies will be sent free THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until it empties into the hell of crime death and dishonor it demoralizes everybody that touches it do not believe that anybody can fI the subject without be prejudiced against this liquid you have to do is to think of the of deathof the suicides of the insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius it has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of tire 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 rcllglonWaahingtonThe Church and State should be absolute Garficld OOlLEGE of WREmU INE SURGERY Ch ca Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material FEES MODERATE Fall term opens in September Write today for Catnlog to FLORENCE DRESSIER MD8ocy 245247 Ashland Avo Chicano III r t4 COVER OR- BECKHAM n KENTUCKYS YOUNG EXECUTIVE WHAT HE THINKS WE OUGHT TO BE THANK FUL FOR Gov Beckhams Thanksgiving Pro clamation reads Him he hind just turned from a Methodist revival and was contemplating going up to tho mourners bench IIo asks the people of Kentucky to pause on that day and bow down their heads in reverent gratitude to the Oivor of gifts the Author of all good Ho says wo are in a land of peace and plenty anti wo are a happy peo ple Yet In the the next sentence forgottenNow the question arises If the thor oft inn given us such plenty and wo are such a happy and contented people why should wo have any poor Is It not strange that an All wise and merciful God should bestow his beneficence and boun ties pn some of the people In this country anti leave millions of poor to he tho recipients of charity at the hands of those who have prospered greatly Wo hardly think the half starved minors In many sections of our country tho poorly pall laborers In our cities and on our farms the men and women who want work and cnnnot get it to do and have not ey to buy the commonest necessi ties for the coming winter will rush with overflowing religious enthusiasm into tho churches to thank an Allwise and merciful God for the peace plenty prosperity and happy ness they are enjoying Why not call on e inmates o our pauper In stitutions and prisons to give thanks for thn peace plenty and happiness they are enjoying There aro about lfiOO prisoners In the Frankfort pen etentiary right at the front door of the Governors mansion Wo wonder if they will pause and bow their heads In reverent gratitude to tho Giver of gifts and the Author of all per ccntage of our people offal ThahlJ iii h s scat s7 2ItrtrofIr 4rtu r do en churches they will club er and all meet In ono church and It will not bo crowded mid In the cities n few of the silk stocking seal skin Christians will roll up in their carriages to the splendid churches to thank God for their peace plenty prosperity and happiness yet with all their plenty and prosperity their peace and happiness is of tho Ilaselas brand The Giver of all good and perfect gifts gives no evidence that lie cares any more for Immunity thou for microbes This old world Is here and on one under the shining sun or burning stars knows now It got here It Is full of raw material and If human beings do not use their mental anti physical strength to how out a living they land in the poorMiouse No man being ever yet received good hlll11unIhcln might ho called a good and gift nut it is and he ought lie thauwful for it Hut whom To tho hardworked overbur dened taxpayers The Giver of gifts and Author of all good never dill anti never will pay the salaries of pf tlee holders Suppose thin President and Governors who issue Thankglvlng procla mations prove their fIll by their works by giving the tax burdened people a rest from paying taxes for a year and depend entirely upon the Giver of gifts and Author of all good for their salaries It might happen that they would have to resign their oflleos go out of politics old seek some more lucra tin occupation to earn a livelihood Thanksgiving proclamations are n union of church and State and are antagonistic to our system of govern ment There Is no warrant under American Institutions for calling on tho people to engnge in religious ser vices for any purpose All religious sects have thin rights to call their ad herents to worship any time and every person in the United States huts the right to worship when and In any manner they please or not to worship at till to Uo thanks or not as tiny issuing of Thankgiving proclamations is an in fringement on tho religious liberty guaranteed to the people of the Amer ican Republic JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky THE BOOK LOVER The Rook Lover edited by W E Price at 1032 East 21st street New York City is tho best authority on ancient taut modern literature over published In the English language It Is a illmonthly magazine nut Its able vorsatlloodiictttivo articles cull ed from the worlds field of literature proclaim tho ability and literary taste of Editor Price and give him Highest rank in tilt magazine woVId of Europe and America Iho Hook Lover should ho In all public anti prl vuto libraries and students and think ers will find It a mine of hook lore presented In most attractive form The current Issue Holiday number November and December Is Immense ly valuable The first article in The Treasures of our National Lib ran hy Rene Bncho is alone worth a yars subscription pnragragh or two from this ar Bale may Interest readers of tho Blnile It says Many of the book In the Library of Congress were written by crazy people They arc as carefully cata logged as the wisest works Mr Stof ford says that It Is not a function of a great library to discriminate re specting the morits of literary pro ductions hut to take the folly togeth er with tho wisdom Most works o f tuis description are printed in pamph let form and a great majority of them are on religious topics tore people go mad ort religion than Other y Otto thing This opinion of people going crazy- on religion is from the Librarian I Congress and he is liuoly to be post ed on vital subjects If tho renders of the IJIado want literary companion that will them bout profit and pleasure will find it In Editor W Irlce Hook iovor- Versailles Kentucky ANOTHER VIRGIN From the time of the alleged Christ there have appeared at inter vats men who have claimed to he the Messiah that they have a IIlvlnei mission And these claimants sally so Imbued with their divine mission that they entirely lose sight of the necessity for a human mission Rut now we nit called upon to solve the mighty problem1 of a claimant for the honors of the holy virgin A news item says A young Doukhober wo man has dressed herself in white and proclaimed herself the Virgin Nary Many of the Doukhobors believe her story and site may cause trouble Of course it would be very easy for a wo man to cause trouble since she brought sin into the world In the be ginning but we nutty expect serious trouble and plenty of It when a man is so foolish ns to lay claim to the Immaculate appendages which be long exclusively to tho Virgin Mary No matter how many male claimants rQalIblown in the bottle that cannot be line frequently been asked What would Jesus do if he u vfntarlea t0ilay TlutdIU tlon of the question of what Jesus would do is not so difficult as what- people would do to him should he appear In our midst nod the same problem is presented by this claimant for tho virginal honors These Donukhbors were colonized In Canada through the efforts of prominent Russians They claim to represent the nonresistent type of Christian and as a consequence find no place In tilt rushing scramble for tho almighty dollar on our bloody battle fields or in our slaughter pent of animals and tour grinding j tern of labor A simple kindly pie hilt it is safe to predict that these Chris tians of the early typo will he suppressed and scattered by the Chris tians of a later typo who exercise the creed that might is right nod the young woman who claims to bo the Virgin Mary will be excluded from the inns of the 20th century and com pellet to find refuge in a stable Just as the alleged mother of God cud and it will be a matter for congratulation If she Is not hounded to death for such preposterous claim or commit ted to an Insane asylum to prevent the possiilllty of gaining adherents Persecution would become hart laxly hostile If the young lady pre sorted a son for recognition claiming divine mud immaculate origin It was not until about Hill years that the divine maternity of the Virgin Mary was declared If these Doukltobors persist for a few hundred years they may succeed in having n church council declare in favor of tho virginity told divinity of tills woman This Is the way a Catholic prelate explains it The second person of the blessed trinity In his divine nature eternally begotten of the father took to himself from the womb of his virgin mother a human nature of the saute sub stance ns hers and therefore the moth er of that divine person Jesus Curlst the god man is in very truth tho mother of God Hero is Incontrovertible evidence and logic that puts Solon on a backseat In the celestial court Though the idea of the Christian Saviour anil tho Virgin was purloined from tho pagans the holy adherents of tie present day do not Intend to permit any Infrlngments to be made on their patents and the Uoukhobor young woman should be warned In time It Is strange that a religion founded on suicide and Illegitimacy should punish these acts as crimes HARRIET II CLOSZ PREACHER USED HIS KNIFE Madisonvillo Ky Nov The Rev T J Watson of Honton serious ly cut A Cann a tenant who works on the farm of Watson near Briens burg There had peen hard feelings between them since last spring when they stet while Watson was rid hog over Iho place the trouble was renewed Mr Cann received two hall eats one across the fate and the oth gltyihusolf o WALTER tH HURT IS FOR THE WOMAN IN THE CASE fSAME HERE Prom thq specialization and Itera tlondj Ih Froethoiight press one might nslly suppose that ignorance runt supnrsitlon have hut one citadel for ass ultt Liberals priding them selves a patriots ore apt to be Idol InJustlcoreligiousfshould tiroof carelessly casting Intervalameregreformsmy setae no form of stronglythantho sanction of law and the forcible support of organized authority particular atrocious example of such outrage was reported In the Cincin nati papers a few days ago Ington man abused his wife with unusual cruelty and driven her from home with a pistol She obtained employment In Cincinnati Her band learnod of whereabouts and poIlcemantives room There the sight of the wife threw the imband Into a violent temper and before a word hall been bytheself with a heavy whip but the police man disarmed her The pair were lleadqllarh18lhoreanything further to do with list hue band She was given the alternative of going with him or being lucked up Here Is an instance where whatever the enlists of the original trouu le the mon Is the sole offender drives the woman from her door with murderous menace Sensibly and courageously a n d peaceablys Ito seeks1 aii sijcurea n moats of sup po nolald from he nab 1 JiIi1 lf i Lo lltelai UCl tf IItlilt the wlthYana seized n new whim of tyranny desires the womans return to the place whence ho had authorlitleRbrutal purpose Then ho commits breach of the peace attempting d1fendsarm of the law interfere nod protects the man Then the law compels thy woman to leave the work that affords her a Ilrllhood and comparative In dependence and to return to the home she hall involuntarily haft were ex istence for her must bo an endless roiim of dread and indignities and violence The woman becomes an innocent victim of the law In the making of which she has no voice while the unto goes unpunished for an open violation of the law Civilization is more brutal than bar banc ni Among our primevnj pro genitors woman was subordinate only because of her physical Interiority If she could snccessfufy contend with man she need not submit The rogative of personal defense was ceded her If might did not matte tight at least It made conditions Then the issue depended upon indi vidual prowess Today the arbiter is organized force The first was cruel ly unequal The lastbut the IIml fallouts of language make Impossible its correct characterization When woman is denied the right to defend her person society cult find no furth er depths of degradation Stop railing against religion long enough to smite the infinite Injus tice prneileid against the mothers of Open your columns without re servation to the reforms at hand giv lug place to the protests of tit cham plans of womens cause let Mrs Henry and Mrs Closz write words of rebuke and make definite demands that shall startle and blast like the sevenfold curse And you Hrotlier Moore voice your own condemnation with all the viril ity of your burly curd bewhlskorod idea of sex superiority is as much a superstition as the absurd doctrine of vicarious atone ment Slavery of sex is a barbarity that parallels slavery of race Indeed Ito records of black serfdom in the South can furnish no incident more revolting than title Covlngtoti Whatever seeming superiority may exist depends entirely upon physical domination When mind and not muscle shall rule the would then will women conic Into her sovereign estate of equal rights Hut woman must blame herself largely for her servile condition Slaves such only because they submit Woman secret liking for servitude a sentiment that has re salted front continued vassalage She has been taught to caress her clinics tier bonds sill Is told are blessed anti holy So site kisses sanctified slmaklcs and reproaches those who souk her ruJuaBO Sho must ho edu cated out of this orror and for sal vation slip must look tcr members of her own tax This Is a period of pretense WP hoofct of an eiillglitment that Is not in evidence We prate of a civilisa tion that Is a theory not a con dition We pride ourselves on an equality that does not exist We have much to say about justice that Is tooth ing more substantial than a semi lilaclugWe call tills a land of liberty what time we put Innocence Into pris on Were to write of SIX emnncl putlou along larger lines denting with its broad fundamentals and this pa per wore to print what wrote the editor would be Invited agnlnt to partake of state hospitality at federal ex penile All remedies strike at the root of the malady Emancipate femlnlnlt And yori liberate all Immunity Onr free woman is a more effective agent for the promotion of rational ism than all the protests you can project against the churchs Intrench ed Intolerance WALTmH HURT POLICY THE BLADE George Olmstein the suppressed street orator of Cincinnati Is tints an agent for the Western Southern In surance Co and is making a success of bis work He succeeded In inducing a Clnclnnatian who an enthusiastic admirer of Mr Moore to take out a policy of 250m malting the Blue Grass Rlade the beneficiary He ex peels to write moue polkas of thi- scharacternit act which should be emulated by others This is a good inetlidd to Insure tin perpetuation of Liberal Journals J n PRAYERBENT IN WHEN TOUCHED BY THE ICY FINGER OF DEATH End Came to Mme Mathlvet At Age of Ninetynine After Twenty two of Preparation Chicago Nov 12After twenty two years spent In preparing for her death by leading an existence of se clusion from the world a woman al must a centenarian died as she knelt In wrtyer at the Academy of Our LayNnotoflth and Thrpop afro In CornmentJTliaaDWa iOaUi aiill ltI1nnliyiugIfwoulllpJohnbJ GEN GENTRY AND THE JACK RABBITS Gen Gentry is one of my rich far IICJthlnglIlnmore for the entertainment of the neighborhood than anybody in ItISpee ally for the young people But General Gentry unfortunately Is a Christian and of the Presbyte rian brand He believes John Calvin who burned his brother Christian Michael ServetiiH at the stake and the Gen eral believes In the New Testament which has not In it from beginning to end a word of sympathy for any pililiveto tat Buddhism has more sympathy for animals than Christianity has for men women and children For some years Gen Gentry has been importing lack rabbits here and running and killing them with dogs before immense crowds of people children being specially invited on the beautiful grounds of the Lexing trot race track have never seen one of the generals rabbit chases but for yeas the accounts of the dogs mangling the bodies of the poor cre bipedfundsren thus trained by regular kinder garten process into the murderous Christian villains that disgrace our country bus excited my indignation almost beyond hounds In the Spanish bull fights that have scandalized the world for centuries there is at least the consolation that sometimes the bull manages to kill the cowardly devils that persecute them to death by slow torture But In the lack Rabbit sport of General Gentry there watt no ground to hopo that by some means some of the persecutors of the rabbits might be brought to grief Public sentiment has however nally turned against Gen Gentrys rabbit torture until If he huts not souse enough to quit it of his own accord am gong to apply to the courts to restrain him under the law against cruelty to animals With the most popular preacher tu Lexington Dean Leetho Episcopalian giving his money and moral support to the race course it will yet be some years probably before Infidelity can civilize Christianity be yond tho horse racing point but the saute Lexington newspapers now blasting Geu Gentry about tho rabbit races that recently applauded him because he line money it much ier to stop the borne racing before lung The most iinmoml thing that here ever kuown Infidels to bo guilty of is that soiuo of Cue halfbaked ones take part whit the ClfiIstlan horse races 4 TtfE LEXINGTON CONGRESS PLEASE SEND IN YOUR NAMES SAYING YOU WILL BE THERE IF YOU POSSIBLY CAN hope It will be thoroughly under stood that the of the Na LexlngtouJanlloryor those who are members of alusivelyly heretical but for any and oil who betweenlurch becomenelllber8 aauspenslot butlieon us with their presence expeelCONFIRMING WHAT SAID Irebraudthesages from It to show that It was a thoroughly Christian paper and then remarked that when the next ruler wottldthnndpr institutionThenpicked up a paper and found an As sociated Press dispatch that began thus Clilcago Nov Conditions al most anarchistic prevail in the Unit ad States according to John H Northernrnllanayesterday he declared that the Amer dutiesinRev White is simply deploring the working of his own religion 9Antiselves friends of the mammon of un righteousness newer saw an Infidel anarchist per in my lIfo nobody can send mo InfidelJesustoldT8fis ya MR VIE OFTHE BIBLE PostSirIndecision that the Bible shall not be tt1JrknBible degrades women and in Innu merable passages teaches her abso lute subjection to man in all relations in the State the Church the tome anti the whole world of work It Is to lieu interest that the Bible In Its present form should be taken front the schools and from the rising gen eration of boys as It teaches lessons of disrespect for the mothers of tho race Or else to get out an expurgat ed edition of the Dock putting In one volume all the grand declarations the moral lessons lootlyIscience and philosophy and in anoth er all the Christian mythologies for those who would value its ancient lit erature The first would then be fit to place in the hands of the rising generation ELIZABETH CADY STANTON New York Oct CONGRESS OF THE- NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY The date for the time of the gress of the National Liberal Party at Lexington KJl1n 25 1903will soon roll around and It Is very desirable to get sonic Idea as early as possible of how many wo are going to have there and hope all persons wro expect to he there will notify me so that may give the information through the Blade Of course ovary meeting of our ortganization Is important but it seems to me that coming ono In Lox ington Is more than ordinarily so from the fact that It will be the first Congress of the kind ever held on Southern still have never yet seen one of these meetings that was not exceedingly enjoyable Of course we want any hotly and every Jody to come who wants to do so whether they are members of tho N L P or not Our purpose is to contend for the separa then of church and state as Weshlng ton Grant and Garfield said we must do ANOTHER ORIENTAL ORDER Versailles Ky Nov 1902 To Editor Moore As my friend Harriet M Closx has placed her outlets with you for relics she wishes you to icing hot from tho Holy Land hope after you have se willuattend to this one little commission for me earnestly desire that you brlna me a sprout from the Tree of Knowledge particularly request tint you cut me the healthiest andLmost vigorous scion you can find as wish to plant it and raise a year ly crop of apples to distribute among cnllghtIJOSEPHINE K HENUY p BLUB GRASS BLADE I MEMORIAL1TO OUTDOOR ART LEAGUE PAYS TRIBUTE TO LATE MRS STANTON The California Outdoor Art Leagu adopted yesterday the following me morlal to the late Elizabeth Cady Stanton In Memoriam Elizabeth Cady Stanton has ceased from her labors Full of years and honors she has hidden adieu to earth and journeyed to the unknown leav ing a record without blemish and an example that will bo a stimulus to the daughters of this and of future generations With all the charms of feminity she combined a mason line strength She could perceive in tuitively and she could reason Inductively She could persuade and she could command In speech and in writing she could turn beautiful pe t raids that adorned thoughts of er carrying conviction to those who have preferred not to believe She ever stood for truth honor righteous ness for freedom and equal rights for all A faithful wife a loving mother and a true friend she carried with her a sunlight that gladdened the hearts of those with whom she Maine to ifornia came In contact From from Texas to Alaska there are women and men without number whose hearts will beat heavily and whose eyes will be dimmed with tears as they read of the passing away of Elizabeth Cady Stanton Resolved That the foregoing Me moriam be spread upon the minutes of the California Outdoor Art League and that a copy bo sent to the friends of the WHITE MRS H H FASSETT MRS EDWARD F GLASER Committee MAGAZINEMETHUSELAH AND DOG FENNE- Charlestown W Va Nov 1502 Brother Moore Set me down for copies of you Dog Fennel Sunburst- I have both of your books and ly all Issues of the Blade keeping t bindDont waste your substance in ous publication Put efforts on th paper If there is anything more be done to it Let the magazine g till you have paid for the Lino A friend and I are planning to at the meeting In January Have only just read your attempt to explain Mrs Henrys remarkable statement about Methuselahs age and the flood Such errors as do harm giving the superstitious handle to an accusation that free thinkers deliberately falsify Had you been careful you r have seen Gen 21 that lah Is said to have been horn In 3317 B C The dajo you give 3130 Is tlm IPII data offeLamhehJs birth ivvrso ifKr r lMtlmsb h i1lS1 and hp is satit to have lived 7e2 years after that The year of the flood 2349 plus the age of Methuselah makes 3318 a difference of only one year Instead of 188 years And this Is but the printers marginal note If you will follow the text you will find no such discrepancy It says verse 21 that Methuselah was 187 years old when Lamech was born and Lam ech was 182 years old when Noah was born and Noah was years old at the flood Now that makes Methuse lah die the year of the flood But let me suggest to Mrs Henry or whoever has Interest and oppor tunity to Investigate that an author who claims to ho a Hebrew scholar says that In the original Bible the age of Methuselah Is set down at 970 years and that our translators to avoid the very difficulty that Mrs Henry thought she found cut off 11 years of his age making it and at the flood TOM SWINBURN ANSWER want to publish the Magazine to help pay for the Lino The principal pat of the cost of a Magazine is the typo setting and as the Magazine Is to be made up principally of what has already been set In the paper the Blade Magazine would cost us much less to get out than other magazines cost probably not more than half as much and be just as good as any of the others and have probably twice as much in it as any of the others So that if friends of the Blade want to help Mr Hughes to pay for the lino the thing to do is for all of them to subscribe for the Magazine Give us 3000 subscribers for the Magazine and we will pay for the lino at once Give 5000 which you all ought to do and we will give you the most beautifully gotten up Magazine that ever was printed in the Infidel Interest and the Blade will just at once bo put in easy circumstances I do hope that certainly and w- ithrout any failure tho 500 subscribers tho Magazine will come In as a Years present for Mr Hughes Of course you will see the forco of what pay if you will think a minute With the typo setting for the Maga zinc already supplied and all the ap appliances for getting It out already In our possession the cost of getting out tho Magazine would bo at a rough estimate about one third of what it would he If wo did nothing putt print the Magazine I am glad you are coming to the rLexington Congress and hope that will como to us from every where Now as to old man Methuselah Col Crockett you remember said Be acre you are right then go ahead but you must be dead sure you are right before you go ahead I do not at all claim that Mrs Henry Is right or that I am and as neith er of us claim infallibility there IsI w 1rJ L no reason why If either of us is in error Christians may not think we are honestly mistaken just as they frequently are have a very flne Bible that cost 1300 and it does not by any means say what you say the Bible says By no kind of construction that anybody can put upon it does it say as you affirm that Genesis says that Methuselah was born 3317 B and there is no Intimation from the chronology printed on Its margin that 3130 B Is the date of Lantechs birth verse 25 The date 3317 B that you give does not all all appear doteeto can get In It Is 3130 B Your language Is as follows It says verse 21 that Methuselah was 187 years old when Lamech was born and Lamech was 182 years old when Noah was horn and Noah was years old at tho flood You of course meant to say that verse 25 said Methuselah was 187 years old when Lamech was born Then you say plainly that Noah was years old and it takes 1S7 and 182 and 000 to sake years the ago of Methuselah but the age of Noah ac cording to Bible was only 500 32 says And Noah was 500 years old and a foot note In my Bible alludes to Noah as being only 500 years old and there Is no Intima tion any where In the Bible that he was any more than 500 years old do not understand how you sake the difference of only one year and do not understand how cutting off years from 070 years makes 909 yearsIfyou really understand this mat ter write it all over so we can under stand It and especially explain to us why you say Noah was years old when the Bible says he was 500 years old From Paris Gazette WONT PLAY Elder McGarvey has withdrawn from the Broadway Christian Church Lexington because its one thousand members voted to Install an organ Think of this of tine dollragsLand little dishes and playing alone in his own back yard He says Scriptu ral teachings are against the organ Organsrwere days and the manufactureres did not form a lastoElder McGarvey may find himself In the predicament a former resident Millerseburg man was opposed to or Illsoone man drew and joined the Presbyterians It wasnt long before the Presbyte rlans bought one The man withdrew his letter and putt it in the Baptist Church They Immersed him and sat him by the stove to dry The steam clothaIng some one an or gan He demanded a letter got It and joined the Disciples Wasnt theeorgan tlJn He got his letterl application but had no place to put It as iall thtn1lrchea had Ityitnirnohtal music Just at that time the Meth odist organ got out of order and refused to emit a sound The organ hater Immediately rejoined the Methodists He was marked for reference and called on to lead In prayer While he was addressing the throne a mem ber of the choir got to caressing the organ keys Somehow they dislodged the sparrow nest that had been built In the works and the organ loudly protested against the spirit of the prayer The man was asking for the suppression of reed instruments He sprang to his feet and demanded his letter Got it Went to Battle Ridge four miles over in Nicholas County and joined there In a year that church got an organ The man moved west but to the end of his life he was pursued by avenging organs Let Elder McGarvey read and re pentCommentMcGarveys fnssIn and cussin about his darned old organ amuses us Infidels HE WANTS DOG FENNEL Caplon Ills Nov 02 Mr C C Moore You can enroll me for one copy of Dog Fennel In the Orient- have Bennetts travels In that country hut you probably see It from a different standpoint Perhaps they have found by this time the exact spot where Adam and Eve were bur ledno matter about Eve any old spot will do for her you know she was a woman Bennett says If Palestine was Gods choice of a country he was a poor judge of real estate It will give me plenty of time to gather the little Willie before you get back from that unholy land unless your taste Is like Gods and you get stuck on that patch of gravel and rock anti stay there but dont be lieve thny can fool a man who has uved In the Blue Grass Region Success to You W T FOX CommentThats the first time I over heard that Bennett had written a hook about Palestine MASON COUNTY MAN SHOT ON ROAD FORM CHURCH Maysvllle Ky Nov 12 Walter wayIWllwIngsburg was waylaid and shot for an unknown cause A man named Burgess was arrested Information Is that Peck died in stantiCommentThere is hardly an Is sue of this paper In which do not print an Item of this kind to warn people against tho danger of going to church in Kentucky but If the people persist in it and get killed I can not help it I have done my duty 1 J METHUSELAH IS STILL GIVING TROUBLEA BLADE MAN SAYS HE GOT IT IN THE NECK Park River N D Nov 02I Charles Moors Dear SlrIEnclosed find 425 for my subscription and for Dog Fen net and for the Magazine and Wil sons Poems and 25 cents for ex change on check Referring to an article In Blade of Oct Mrs Henry and Methuselah you say If you will look at Genesis 25 In my Biblo that has It chronology printed at the top you will find that Methusehih was born B C 3130 Now have looked up sevbral Bi bles and find It to he 3317 In verse 27 of that chapter K In Gen esis you say the ark sailed B 2347 We find It sailed BC 2348 which would make Methuselah years old The reason write this is I had a little argument with a friend as to the Bible not being right and show ed him tho Blade with this same ar ticle and he read It Ho said he did not believe it and got the Bible and mIRItalO Answer You make a mistake of flnlllIned 2349 B My Biblo that use the only one have that has the chronology print ed in It has at the bottom of Its title page Hartford Printed and publish ed by Case Lockwood nod Drain ard ThIs Bible cost mo and Is a fine one Genesis says And tho Lord said unto Noah Come thou and all thy house Into the ark Everything on that page is about Noah In tho ark Three times on that page the date is given 2349 B The page upon which the age of Methuselah Is given begins with Gen esis 19 and ends with Genesis where God Is telling Noah that the flood is coming At the top of that page is printed Before Christ 3130 Tho first three verses on that page are from Genesis and are as fol lows 19 And Noah lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years and begat sons and daughters 20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty and two years and he died 21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years and he begat Methuselah If the date 3130 B at the top of that page be made to count from the time Jared begat Enoch then Methuselah must have been horn years less that 3130 DC that is Methuselah must have been born B CThen If the flood was 2349 B C Methuselah w years after the flood and j lah lived 969 years he mu plus 81 equal to 10 ter the flood and as the 2349 B CIwhich was years J1f tile thin of Ruth and years after Moses led thiJews out of was years old when Methuselah was born therefore Enoch was born IB years after tho flood but Enoch was tho greatgrand father of Noah and Noah was plainly born be fore the flood If however you say that the date 3130 B C at the head of the page that announces the birth of Methuse lah is the B date of the birth of of Methuselah and the flood was cer tainly 2349 B C then of course thuselah was only 781 years old when the ark sailed and had to live 188 years after the flood to make out his years just as Mrs Henry said and then the trouble is how Methuse lah got over the flood and the nat ural anti only possible explanation is if Methuselah did not have a boat of his own hid away on the sly that Me thuselah was hid away in the ark and old man Noah did not know It and tho Noah girls were getting grub to old man Methuselah on the dead again you can count it this way From Genesis 25 we flail that Methuselah was 187 years old when he hegat Lamech and from verse 28 we learn that Lamech was 182 years old when he hegat Noah and from verse 32 we find that Noah lived only 500 years so that from the time Methuselah was born until Noah died was years and Methuselah In order to make out his years must have lived an even 100 yeas ter Noah died and Noah lived after the flood long enough to raise a vine yard and get very drunk off the wine he made There are three ways to fix It and you can take your choice If theres any other dont know about it dont say that there is no tvplana tion of that that is hotter for tile or thodoz view of It cant explain It explaITHE DAMNED PIECE IN THE BLADE The St Louis Star of November says The Star recently published a statement from tho Illustrated Meth odist Magazine charging tho lato Robert Ingersoll with embodying In a temperance oration as his own a passage from the letter of John Stamp a Methodist clergyman charge which was written by J II Ouch alleged that Ingersoll crib hell tho article from Stamps publica limn made a great many years before In the Messenger of Mercy Friends of tot Iiigersoll writing to the Star from Walston Dobbs Fterryun1 he ll udBon N Inclose a statement made by Col Ingersoll himself many years ago In which he denied the charge which was even then In cir culaUon Ingersolls denial reads ao letter of Ingersoll then goes on r 1 V to show that ho was the author of the part that keep standing In the Blade and that some other party un known to him added to It about twice as much more Ingersolls letter ends thusHundreds of times have dis claimed the authorship of this piece Persons who know my religious opin lens ought to know that under no circumstances could be tho author and that under no circumstances could afford to appropriate the language of others without giving full credit ROBERT INGERSOLL Comment Still its a good thing for the Methodist Magazine to keep on publishing that Ingersoll plagiar ised from a Methodist preacher nam ed Stamps and of course the Yeti Mag will continuo to print It Pile little matter of its being a lie cuts no Ice when God is glorified Romans by damaging Inger soil and giving prominence to a Methodist preacher It Is strange however that ingot soil made so much fame by getting off onethird of it as a plagm ism and nobody over heard of Stamps that do livered the whole of It as his own Ingersoll must have been a wonder ful orator Wonder If Ingersoll could have made anything out of ono of Rolchwalds speeches or mine STRAWS SHOW WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS Scene In Morrisons great hook auction San Francisco Saturday night November 1st AuctloneerHere is a book that commands attention the world over the Bible Now Oxford Quarto Edit lon with marginal references and reading elegantly Illustrated A mag nificent family Bible worth five dol lars what am bid for AuctioneerWliat only 25 cents for this great family Bible JohnsonIs it warranted to be the word of Go- dAuctioneersmilingTlmey say say JohnsonFour bits Auctioneer Sold for 50 cents and no more at that price this is not a religious audience JohnsonNo an atheist had to buy It for reference With the Bible and the Blade to Inspire me trust that shall live to see the destruction of that curse of the world the Christian religion A JOHNSON 414 Lily Ave San Francisco Lords Day Nov E 11 302 WANT 10 DOG FENNELS Okra T Nov 02 Rev C Moore Dear old HeroPut me down for copies of Dog Fennel in tho Orient and Mr P Hoggari Post- Master Akra T also for copies Go by all means and write the book and do not let small things de tain you You are a stunner C and all the devils out of hell cant prevent you succeeding In any wider taking Internally yours W M DEVINE M D AnswerCertaInly I am anxious o and If many of my frlcnnsW6TiTd encourage me as you do I would stand a Rood cJuiiiept9jOKtthere ltII- VIfti1Hr1l1lv tauTI ox traordlnary good health now I think would write a readable book but cannot go with less than 600 sub scribers and really ought to have 1000 I have no money and It pends upon how my friends sub scribe can borrow tho money on the subscriptions if can get them THIRD MAN WHO WANTS HUNK OF LOTS WIFE Aspermont Texas Oct 24 Mr C Moore Enclosed find names asking or pardon of Dr Hammer You can put me down for one of your Dog Fennel books have a request to make of you While you are across the branch just sloe around the plains of Sodom and see how long a piece of salt of Lots wife remains once saw a man who said ho saw the pillar of salt and that it had washed away but little up to that time but of late we have had some big rains and it may have all washed away by this time however wo might knew the facts in the case remain as ever C MAXWELL Answer am a hayseed and know about cattle and salt and know also the signs about the Blue tack Springs Kentucky where the Buffa lo licked salt for 10000 years until old Daniel Boone stopped them and if Lots wife has been around there In the last 10000 years will find out something about the old lady EXKENTUCKIAN FENNEL Republic Wash Oct 02 James E Hughes Dear Sir1 cnmo across an old Kentucklan who told mo he knew Mr Mooro and ho seemed a little interested when told him Mr Moore pro posed to take a journey to tho Holy Land and write a book about it had no Blade with mo and told him would order him a samplo copy should like to bo In on the hook Respectfully J S ODEGAARD HOW TO GET THE 100000 McGregor Iowa Oct 20 1902 Friend Hughes started In with fivo copies a week had to make It ten now will havo to make It flfteen Enclosed find 25 cents In stamps for additional The boys father has taken an In torest with tho boy and will help mo to try to get those buying now to become regular milHJcrlbers WILLIAM QUIGLEY Kidders Sacrament It consists of a beautiful sixteen page pamphlet printed In large type with elegant paper cover The price s10 cents each or 12 for 100 EVOLUTION Immortal life is often vaunted And claims as proof that it Is wanted Past ages did us all without The future will methlnks no doubt They say there Is a God they know Because seine Jews once said twas so There maybeBut proof of It do not see If theres a god mad ho Is wise wish that he would advertise And introduce himself to us And that would stop all of this fuss think tho plan would work so well well That not a soul would go to hell It might lay off some female screech ers And cause a strike among preachers Of all the things which do know Either above or hero below There Is no thing that can see But of Itself had here to be Theres what we call absolute time Its everywhere In every clime destroyI spacoItsIts absence cannot conceive That It was made dont believe Theres one thing else am quite sure temlleraturoAndevolved So now the mystery Is solved- N MOTE Des Molncs Iowa Im not a man to kick you see Twixt tweedle dim and twldle dee And just far as It sticks me simply saySo Mote it be PRESIDENT ELIOT Of Harvard Criticises the Bible and Church From the Courier Journal extract the following about and from Pres- Ident Eliot of Harvard Boston Nov 3Specla1Presld- ent Eliot of Harvard stirred up a good deal of tempest at the meeting Assoclatlonday He declared that the Protes tant sects especially the Methodist are too emotional which does no systemrellglousnarks the Rev James Boyd Brady of Worcester and other ministers took speaker to task partIt the begInningtoare millions of our people who never go into a church We must admit that the church and the university ei aujitejra4lfiL ctilty flir opening of bio for the ftt the fall of man rcpresentBWtIbori as a curse Thatstory has hd the profoundest effect on theology until within the last hun dred years We find this false Idea of labor running through society OREGON WOMAN COLLINS Ashland Ore Nov 9 02 Mr Hughes would he glad to get you up a club of five or more here have of ten asked men that thought were good Freethinkers and not afraid of public opinion as thought to subscribe for the Blade Somo would say they did not like the paperthat it was too radical for them or they did not like Bro tryingISan Francisco Examiner for Bro Moore to write up as think there is nobody else can do justice to the case You remember the church peo ColUnRget even with them Yours for the cause MRS A DE PEATT Comment The clipping enclosed Is about Rev Rabo and his assistantpastor Miss Augusta Busch both found dead In tho church In each others embrace Of tho coroners Jury of six In their case three said It was a punishment of Cod for tholiv wickedness and the officers of the church were not whiling to have RaVs funeral service churchI L Collins and Putnam tho civil officers reported asphyxlatlonfrom Kentucky to Investigate the case auyhOllysalllnected with tho of Miss Col lins and Putnam except ono preacher of Lexington WdOCR not rank among the flrstclanv preach orn of the city THE ULADE IS DOING IT Ogden S C Nov 1st 1902 Editor uharlen C Moore Your South Carolina subscriber Is still alive Your Ulado containing my letter to Rov Harris your comment and Kidders Crucifixion caused this critter to ketch hell last March Some hypocrites threatened to leave church unless was turned out but wasnt and they didnt But over since when enter church all eyes are cocked upon me looking for my horns and tall It was disagreeable at first lint I am getting cllmatied thank Gawd Tell Mr Hughes that Is dangerous to ask any ono la subscribe for a Blue Grass Blade hero especially If ho Is drunk on dispensary whiskey The drunker they are the quicker a work hero Gawdl 4 that preachers will never undo I am not alone Lore now as a Freethinker tho Blade Is doing It HeRpectfulIOUrll L NEELY FREE THINKERS BUY BIG BUILDING Pepper Property In Kansas City to Be Used for Their University Kansas City Mo Nov 10 The Liberal University of Sllvorton Ore is to he removed to Kansas City af ter tho first of the year and tho fall tom will be opened hero after Oct lIhe Board of Directors of the school through a local real estate PepperhmliidlmgIn tho city as a homo for the univer sity paying 85000 cash for the prop city The Liberal University Is an institution founded along liberal Tines It was established several years ago and has received endow ments from free thinkers In various parts of the country The Pepper building was owned by tho Pepper ear tate of Philadelphia ASKED TO RESIGN Rev Bruce Brown Charged With Sensationalism at a Denver Christian Church Omaha Neb Oct With the first day of the Christian Church con ventlon came the announcement from tho General Board of tho church Rev Bruce Brown pastor of thefCentral Christian Church of Denver hits been asked to resign on tho ground of sensationalism Rev Mr Brown will reach tho city tomorrpw It Is stated In connection with the announcement that Rev Brown hiss Invited to his pulpit laymen to dis cuss labor and other questions and that at one time he permitted an avowed enemy of tho Christian church to speak from his pulpit in order that ho might combat tile mans views In a formal answer RATHER READ THE BLADE THAN TO EAT Salem 0 Nov 14 02iC C Moore Dear old IleatiienI am trying to get up a club for B Dand think will get there but dont hold your breath until do Where can get the Womans Bi ble by Mrs Elizabeth Cady Stanton at a price that can sell them Put my name down for Dog Fennel In the Orient want to join the N L P before the Lexington Con gressI rather live on two meals a day than be without the grand old B Br will send petition for Dr Hammer nextrYours for 1cfAnswer Mrs Stantons publishers are the European Publishing Com pany ofG8 Broad fapoL Maw 3tort t t J LITTLEGIRL Wants to Know the Last Name of Adam and Eves South Auburn Neb Nov 02 Hon Charles C Moore Dear SlrI havo taken your pa per for last six months and I everytimemy family It full of whole truths Long may you live to see the Blade cutting right and left as It Is doing nowI never could bring myself down to whore could believe what the Bible says and since have your par per dont try to am satisfied with tho paper havo loaned several of my Blades to my neighbors to read and they say they like It but seem to think they cant take It and hold their Jobs They are afraid they will learn eyesIand J Wilson and Harriet M Closz and yourself tho Blade will win Put me down for Dog Fennel and please send mo ono copy of Kidders Virgin Mary But am taking too much of your tlmo Yours respegtfultyYMRS P SMy little girt Ethel years old wants to know what was Adams and Eves last name could not tell her can ou1 Answer Yes can toll anything about the Bible thatn my trade Their last name was Gardener I have Homo neighbors by that name whoAare nice people dants of Adam and EveIGOOD MEN GONE f A Pennsylvania Town Is Without a Preacher and the Superstitious Are Fearful Sharon Pa Sept 25SplJamestown Mercer county with four fine churches Is without a minister Rev R A Buzznn wits recently trans ferred to Chlcora by tho Methodist conference Rev S Hunter of the Presbyterian church left recently to accept a chaplaincy In the regular army Rov Haddock of the Baptist church preached his farewell sermon Sunday and Rev M E Jamieson has left on account of injuries received when the church was partially wrecked by a cyclone last Easter Some of the miperstltlonn are fearful that Homo tflro dIsaster will befall the town 212 IS THE NUMBER OF COPIES OF DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT SUBSCRIBED FOR TO THIS DATE IJj rk L xr co wtiIl I BLUE GRASS BLADE II ELOPEF WITH A GIRL FOR WHOM HE WA PRIVATE TUTORA MORE HEAD SENSATION Morohcnd Ky Nov nOreal citement has been created by tho rest and return to this city of Charles Cox a well known minister and cator who eloped from here with tho seventeen year old daughter of Co lumbus Qulssoy a prominent citizen of this place The couple wero appre tended at Olive In Carter county and brought uncle here Cox has a wife and fivo children and occupied a hIgh place in the com munity There Is much indignation over the matter and feeling Is high on account of the prominence of nil parties concerned Cox Is thirtysix yearn of ago and was known In edu cational an well as religious circles The girl In tho case has always been popular hero and her action In eloping with Cox created tho greatest surprise Cox first became acquaint ed with her through acting as her private tutor- CommentAny man who wants to be fair can see that the newspapers far moro crime and especial 1ly rascality with women among the priests generally manage it betterthan among any other class of people In proportion to their numberIf lawyer professor or editor ii in Lexington especially mo an In fidel wero caught in that kind of ras justpday wo can see papers some rascally preacher has run off with some pretty woman of his flock and left his wife and children and right away they will start a big distracted meeting and all the pret ty women In the country will fine 1ooooooooooYLatest Just before going to press aee that Genesis 7C says that Methuselah was years old Moro about this in tho next Blade I hope that this dis cussion will result in a debate between a Christian J Ors burn of Bordley Ky and myselfaoooooooooN WANTS DOG FENNEL Louisiana Mo Oct 29 02 Blue Grass Blade- I will take one copy of Dog Fen nel and will try to get some of the other Liberals here to subscribe for It But some of them are cowardly No Liberal ought to be afraid to spea his sentiments at all times annual The old town is now going religious craze A Baltimore evangelist here said he could prove to any skeptic that there la nnt F 1l n11cnu It UlUIe 9q Hew uld have a hell of a time do ing it Of course ho is not going to 1try it hes out for the stuff RespectfullyJ jBRO GROH ON THE- CARSONVILLE SEARCHLIGHT Hagerstown Md Nov 12 02 Herewith send friend Moore other copy of the Carsonvlllo Mich igan Searchlight in which Its editor tries to continue his criticism But am sorry to see him so unfair as to expect you to reprint his cltlclsm entirely in your columns and even condemn you bitterly for a partial omission Inadvertent probably while he deliberately refuses to reprint yours on tho ground that his readers would object If so his patrons are certainly very one sided narrow minded and illiberal oven though they like himself claim to be holier than thou D WEBSTER OROII CommentThe small omission was entirely accidental and unimportant apy way- JESUS SCREECIIER IN TROUBLE At Milford Ohio Rev John Mad dox was charged with criminal as sault find paternity Miss Stella Smalloy a young lady of his church j being the victim and In default of a bond of ho was remanded to Jail to await trial IN MEMORY OF 1 MRS STANTON Two meetings havo been hold In Washington during the past week In memory of Elizabeth Cady Stanton the attendence upon which was both large and representative Among prominent speakers were Civil Serf vice Commissioner William Dudley Foulke Miss Clara Barton president of the International Red Cross So ciety Mrs Helot H Gardner Mrs Stantons very close friend Mrs Clara B Colby Mm Sara Spencer Dr Charles B Purvln nnd Dr Eugene MurrayAaronThe of Mrs Gardner at one of the meetings coming ns they do from one so closely related to Mrs Stanton are of special Interest to readers of tho Blade Mrs Gardner haul many years been associated with Mrs Stanton as her companion and assistant In the work to which she had devoted her life Mrs Gardner paid a glowing tribute to tho memory of her dead friend nnd dwelt upon her qualities as a wife mother and leader of wo men Among other things Mrs Garth ner saId Three years ago Mrs Stanton ask ed me In case she should go into thence before me if I would speak or herat her grave I have come I 1j hero tonight In part to keep m promise to tho lend She agreed to do the same for mo should go first When sho died was unfortunately traveling hundreds of miles away and did not know at once that tho oSof tho things which she partially wished mo to say First of all sho wished It known that she died as slue haul lived u fearless serene agnostic No fear for her soul no dread of any future life prevented her from using all her splendid energies to better conditions In this world Sho worked for tho welfare of the race lucre and now and believed that any possible fiituro could and would take caro of Itself In pursuance of tills idea It was her earnest wish that tier tireless brain when site should bo done with It should go to Cornell University that It might servo science nnd man kind in helping to arrive at tho truth after death ns it always had douo In life Sho died as she wished to din in the full possession of her splendid powers Three years ago when the eloquent voice of her friend mill trine that treat and splendid soul Robert Ingersoll was stilled forever sho said to mo Sad as it Is to lose him am glad that ho went just as ho did hope It may be so with mo and youI do not want to hive allay after fall to bo able to do good work Many of colleagues in tho suf frage work deeply deplored her activ ity In the free religious lineR hat she calmly replied that woman would nov er bo fit for freedom until site censed to hold In her bosom the prlmnry cause of her dogredatlon her relig ious superstitious which bind her to the degraded status assigned her as will of God in all accepted rev elations Tine speaker slated that tho last few years of Mrs Stantons life been devoted more particularly to a contest agaInst religions superstitions rather than against purely polit ical ones SEARCHLIGHT PATENT MEDICINE PREACHER REFERENCE IS TRACKED TO HIS HOLE A paper called the Searchlight printed in Michigan has lately had somo editorials that were very abus ive of me on account of my Infidelity- It Is a little paper the most of which is furnished to editors ready printed for the sake of the patent medicine advertisements In them Right next to an editorial that abus eu me was tho certificate of a Rev uudlong of Rhode Island to tho ex traordinary value of a patent medi cine and In my reply said that there might or might not be such a man as Rev Endlong and that if there was any such man he might hOta great rascal- A Bla rpni1fJn Rhode Island Tead what said and just for infer mation wrote to tutu post master of Budlougs town Hamilton R I and got an answer and print the two letters below Hamilton R Nov 10 02 Bro Moore read with much Interest the rasp Ing off that you gave the editor of thin Searchlight In your recent com ments in the Blade of Nov would like to see every preacher exposed who lends his name ns an advertising dodge or stool pigeon to boon sonic patent medicine and when you quoted from tho Searchlight A Parsons Noble Act fol lowing which was the namo of Rev recomlmendingtermined to turn on the searchlight In the direction of Ashaway and the enclosed letter Is the result of my In vestigation simply wrote to tho Post Master at Ashaway thus Klml ly infer me If Rev Budlong Is still a resident of your town Wo havo just ended a hot campaign wherein the question of license or no license was submitted to the voters In the township of North Kingston About 800 votes wero polled we defeated the Whisky League by a meager situ pitiful 72 votes Beat that if you can in Lexington Ky How is that for high in good old puviatlon Rhode Island And further one of tho most fervent supporters of the Rumltes hath in public and private on the street and through tno columns of your local Christian lnewspaper was an Episcopalian min ister and the burden of his argu monts In behalf tho license was this A noun will got drunk consequently is It not better for him to get his liquor at a licensed shop unto yourselves friends of tho MaltoI mon of unrighteousness c Your McGregor Ia correspondent who signs Yours In Christ William Quigley reminds mo of an enthusias tic Murphy temperance meeting hold In tho opera house in the city of Tit usvllle Pa several years ago at which was present After 000 had signed Murphy cards undo leadership of ono of Murphys lieutenants committee decided to in form Francis Murphy of the great work and Invite him to conic In per son and the reply by telegram was this My terms are 250 per night mnIcIsover your short and Interesting lettersI from subscribers noted ono ticular from a young lady if am not mistaken who regretted that through sickness or death of her fath er or some other cause she would not be able to continuo with tho Blade have been a subscriber to the Blade for several yeas and doubt If one of my fivo grown up daughters living nt home have ever read a copy of It Now If there Is a young or old lady who has tho moral courage of her convictions backed up by good common sense that prompts her to do her own thInk- Ing regardless of priest or preacher tell her If you can recall the incident and name that there is an old gray h winoya dress for one year Yours truly E ROFFE Hamilton R qMr E I Roffco SlrYours received and In answer to your inquiry will say C J Budlong was arrested think tho 18th of August by U S Deputy Mar shal Stone and Is now In Kingston Jail waiting his trial which occurs sometime this month if have been correctly informed Very respectfully S F B HARD P M Nov 19- 02THANKSCIVINC oa Under tho Constitution of tho Unit ed suites thoro is no reason why tho President or Governor of any state or nay other man in tho world may not recommend that on tho 27th of November the people should meet to thank God for tho blessings of tho past year But to do this is Irrational and un philosophic and of course there Is not In the hounds of reason any lim it to tho precedent thus established The observance of Sunday as a hol day was at first of couse simply a religious rlto of the Christians but as soon as they got It generally recog sized they demanded that It should be observed by all Infidel Jew anti Christian alike and now California Is tho only state In tho union where there Is no Sunday law and there Is no one thing for which tho clergy so contend as the observance of Sun duty and thero are many anti contin ned punishments of citizens of this country for violation of the Sab hath In Infidelity does not check the ag gressions of Christians it is almost a foregone conclusion that before years the Christians will manyI all an abstinence from labor on Thanksgiving day In violation of the Constitution of the United States the Christians have succeeded in getting a part of their creed stamped upon the money of the United States tho words In God we trust forming the most dangerous of all trusts But while that legend Is not objectionable to Unitarians and many Infidels there is a growing desire and an increasing clamor of the orthodox Christians to have sus Christ recognized in the Constitution of the United States as a god President Roosevelt Is a Christian and Is one who panders to tho mon Ignorant Christian people by managing to have papers report that he goes to church It seems to be a part of the regular advertising can cas that he Is making It would be strange therefore If he or some Christian President like him does not before many years rec ommend that people assemble the last Thanksgiving day in November to thank God and Jesus Christ for tho blessings of the past year Then we will have repeated the childrens story of the ole hoar that wanted to get in the door God and Christ having been recognized it would seem like sacrilege not to recognize the Holy Ghost and tho whole trinity will be let in and then as Catholics lay stress upon the Virgin Mary than they do on Jesus it will seem like a discrimination against the Catholics not to recognIze the Holy Virgin and Father Son and Holy Ghost and Holy Virgin will be recognized in our Presidential com mendations of Thanksgiving with a big T and recommendation final ly grow Into an enforced law as In tho case of Sunday Thero Is absolutely no pretense of reason In appointment of these Thanksgivings Tills has been an unusully unhappy year for our national affairs There has been almost continual war be tween the strikers and the capital ists which Is not yet over and does not seem likely to be There is a general clamor among the poor that they are oppressed while the multl millenaries are more rapidly than ever piling millions on millions like Pellon on Ossa until one man J P Morgan ban obtained a control of over 5081000000 a sum never approx imated by any one man before Millions on millions of dollars are continually being expended to build warships and tho very words warship and worship have almost gotten to bo synonyms because the warship Is sent to enforce our worship In heath en lands stud yet for all of these things our President writes from Ar kansas where he is engaged In shoot Ing bear in stead of Baer that we must assemble and worship God And In what will tho worship con slat It will bo in meeting In flue clothes and elegant equipages in costly churches for which all of the people are mastic to pay by exempt ing them from payment of 975 000000 of taxes and listened to lily handed clergymen with enormous sal arles teaching them that these things are nil right and then going to their palatial homes and gourmand Izing oven moro than usual on the finest viands and drinks In Kentucky there Is continued war and assassination and soldiers must stand and guard Judges and jur lea In the sessions of our our Governor who holds his from tho most horrible posItionI by Christians of a Christian or who had also killed up tho recommendation of Roosevelt and tho Governor being a Democrat asks that all South shall assemble and thank God that tho country In a national election has lately gone all for the Republi cans Our newspapers are filled with ports of Immense quantities of coal oil being found In our mountains and right in the face of the report the Standard Coal Company advances its rates Good common souse and Christianity cannot go together Delavan iimtii Please find enclos en petition for Dr Hammer also put my tame down for one Dog Fennel in the Orient MRS ELLA ARM STRONG JI CALL FOR SECOND ANNUAL CONGRESS OF NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY 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 prog ress since the days of the Immortal Bruno but In spite of the culture of modern times there is still danger that the black flag of Theocracy may float in triumph over the cap itol at Wasington and enshroud the Republic of Paine and Jefferson In the darkness of the Middle Ages At the close of the 18th Century It dawned upon the minds of these great thinkers tnat all men are creat ed equal and this priceless concep tion made the 19th Century the more marvelous and the happiest period In the history of the world Previous to ale century of Amur Ican Freedom tho entire earth was filled with cruelty and barbarism and all mankind were under the galling yoke of kingly tyranny and priestly despotism The very few of the worlds Inhabitants who could read and write had no illumination but the light of a candle and the work of the world was done by the muscles of man and beast The human brain in this universal atmor here of kingly and priestly slavery could know noth Ingof the laws of Nature and the chemical and physical properties of matter nor of any of the processes of the world around them and war misery pestilence Ignorance and fam ine were the common Heritage of the human family This awful gloom that hung over the world like a funeral pall was pelled by the Palnes the Jeffersons the Franklins and their comrades Their successful revolt against the kings priests tyrants of the earth gave to the world a hundred years CONDENSED moneylardergood moral descent eyeopener hy pocrisy disturber the Blue frass BladePETER BOUCHER Moultrle GaPut me down for a copy of Dog Fennel in tho Orient and notify me when ready dont think the name appropriate but the title will have do with the sale of the book where the buyer is already acquainted with yourA title that would help to sell It to strangers would have been better Of course your friends and those acquainted with you as an author would have bought it no odds what the tltleR BORDERS Columbus 0 Put me down for Dog Fennel in tho Orient M M IaI enclose the price of tho Blade for Mary Mac Lane and hope she will get it p d qI VAN WINKLER National Military Home OPut- me down for Dog Fennel when it is readyJOEL BERRY Columbus OPut my name down for Dog Fennel for Dr Wilsons Poems JOHN A TURNER Cincinnati OPleaso put me down for four Dog Fennel in the Orient also for the Blade Magazine Will send money about January 1903 with my subscription got members and for the N L P I will be at the Lexington Congress In January CHARLES BROWN Wlnterset laSome time ago a copy of the Blade was given me for perusal read It and was so favor able Impressed with Its untrammeled utterances of truths that am now a subscriber That you are controlled by a spirit fairness is supported by the fact of your proposing to publish both your own arguments and that of your opponents It does seem to mo that If were orthodox stud had facts reason on my side would try to drive you Into silence List mo for a copy of Dog Fennel Enclosed find stamps for a copy of the Blade to J B Wler Hart ford City IndI P W1ER McLeansboro IliPat mo down for Dog FennelDont want to miss reading it NATHAN B HARREL SON Georgeowu KySet me down for one copy of your book Dog Fennel like your books Rational View and Behind tho Bars and am Ing to try one more would like to raise a club for Blade but I live among tho wrong kind of cattle They dont admire our kind of religion its too honorable L W MILNER CommentJust pitch old Rucker In Elkhorn somo cold day and call It square 00Washington D C You may put me down for two bunches of Dog Fennel also wIsh to take Dr Vllsons Poems Beforo you start East will send you two extra dollars to help pay your way over thero for which want yoi to bring back the smooth stone that killed Golfer and just any old horn that you can get down about Jerlco There wero great horns those days If you wander far enough around East side of the Dead Sea you will cone across Lots wife You may bring me a small piece There will be plenty of her If the cows have not of hope progress and unprecedented the priceless fruits of their labors and transmit them to those who are to come when we are gone Is the purpose of our organization 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 reIncar gated and unless the soldiers of freedom rally like our fathers did to re fist the power of kings and priests the freedom of the 19th Century will be forever lost the Republic over thrown and the hopes of humanity blasted In view of this appalling contem plation we confidently appeal to you to come by hundreds to thIS 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 the history of the world was there a more Imperative demand for vig ilance than now because It is an open secret that a tripartite agreement now exists among the political potentates of the earth the priests of Mammon and the priests of Jehovah to extin guish the torch of liberty and remand all the peoples of the earth back a state of serfdom and vassalage We therefore urge you to come Besides the election of officers for the ensuing year other business of far reaching significance and impor tance will come before the Conven tlonTJ BOWLES President J WILSON Vice President JOSEPHINE HENRY 1st P HARRIET CLOSZ 2d V P MORGAN WAMSLEY Treas W F JAMIESON Secretary licked her upor downsInce Lynch was there 50 years ago She Is on ly feet high Old Lot must have had to run one end of his bedstead out in the street Seriously I want you to keep an eye skinned and if you can find a piece of Limestone any where with any kind of lIfo form lu it break a small piece and hiring it to me so that can determine tho age of the uplifted Limestone on the West side of the Jordan know what the stata are on the East side FRANK BURNS Geologist 00am not going to fool IAnswer time on anything can You are just fixing some scheme to try to make us believe Bible aint 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Christian church here is a huge affair and Is nearly finished It has a large dining room kitchen and small private FICKLINCommentin literature have seen a good deal about smnll private rooms In Catholic churches suppose they dont count when the churches are Protestant SHE BURNT THE BLADE Excelsior Win Nov 13 02 C C Moore Editor B G B let one of my neighbors lave the B G B to read and his wife being a good Christian thought It her duty to present It as a burn offering to her God She was a Catholic- told them that paper would yield just ten fold In this neighborhood and did not know how much In the world to come perhaps you can tell Tho number she burned was the ono that had Bro Councilmans eral address In it I want Iwo of that and three if November 9th und the balance of any other one she burned contained Mrs Henrys account of the Virgin Marys wedding ring- will get up a club and send for somo more books want those poems of L S Welsh can get them from you Yours for truth humanity 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GRASS BLADE 11L L M rt VWVWVVA VVWVVWVVVWV ti1hAr4V1h4ibdAFWMOSNIAl1rY i Notes and Comments By JOSEPHINE HENRY I The papers are all printing pie tures of President Roosevelt In his boar hunting garb It Is is hard to reconcile such a picture with the dig nity ot a President of the United States No wonder bruin took to tho woods before a gun was fired The man In the White House seems to have n burning desire to show what an expert he Is in the handling of a gun Ho reached tho Presidency by n round about route because He rode up San Juan Hill And thou rode down again find now he Is there his tendency go riinlng does not seem to have v iiiijd President Roosevelt call ed Thomas Paine a filthy little- atlilst when he was neither one Tin patriot statesman Thomas Paine miU an Immortal name not by fight ing rfpmilards and hunting bear but by inspiring our revolutionary fath ers by burning words and grand ideas with such patriotism for a Just cause that they won their independence freni England and made a President of the United States possible Thom as Paine uttered ono sentence The world is my country to do good Is my religion that will live as long language endures and when asI reIpnbllcs Anaheim Preacher 0Creates Sensation flev L D Ross at the close of a revival struck out on some new lines He told the mothers In his congre gallon to stay away from qhurch at nights and keep their boys and girls off tho streets He did not mention what was the duty of fathers in regard to attending church staying home at nights and guarding the morals of their cnlldren The brethren make the laws to guide the con duct of the women In the church and te brethren arc a law unto them wives Rev Ross further states tram his pulpit so the press reports chat most church members could not be trusted and wore not as good as the majority of those who did not attend church This is exactly what the Blue Grass Liacle has been saying or years and no one contradicted it and since it is being proclaimed from tho pulpit seems liko tho B B Is right Rev Ross further said that If the the secret thoughts for one day of those present were pouted in a pub lie place murder riot and suicide would fill the streets with blood If Rev Ross Is telling the truth how long will it ho under Christian Influence before we have Peace on leavingtawMrr A crnATIOOONOE By HARRIET CLOSZ A recent telegram from New York gives plans and specifications for a 20000000 church which a few aspir ing Catholic priests expect soon to be able to build believing that within a few years the Pope will move tho Holy Sea from Rome to New York After talking over the plans the promoters say If the peo pie will furnish the money we will build the church Were we to accept the statement literally as we are expected to accept the Bible we would be willing to fur nish our share of the money in order to have the pleasure of watch lug an army of bloated bishops priests and cardinals doing a stunt at hod carrying The church would bo well worth the cost and a unique monument to labor If the originators of the scheme would perform the menial tasks But Jhe wily priests did not mean they would build the church They should have said If the people will fur nish the money and do the work and continue Indefinitely to support it we will occupy the magnificent structure and exclude the people who through sickness or misfortune are unable to pay the various exactions of God Surely these priestly intrigues ore growing to such proportions that posure roast follow If such a church structure Is deemed necessary why not the private for tune of the Pope which aggregates tens of millions drawn upon to build It Or why are not the princely comes of archbishops and cardinals assessed for the purpose Why should the poor overburdened people be called upon to furnish tho stupen luaus sum of 20000000 for a church while many of the children of New York and other large cities can tend school but half a day because of lack of funds to supply buildings and tenchors Put tho Catholic church does not wmt enlightenment about the pros ot life and Its duties and enjoy ments Their motto Is Hand over your money or to hell you go on the double quick- A short time ago the schools of Chcngo wore on tho verge of closing entirely No money In the treasury to sustain them Had the untaxed church holdliVgs In the United States which amount to over 2000000000 PAid its Just contribution to taxes such a deficiency would not have ap per reel A serious time periodically IIrl8 In regard to locations for kin de 4irleiiB but uo the churches of tn country open their doors for tho bauiog No tho children who are to he the citizens of tomorrow are ox eluded from thoso gloomy plies of stone and bronze which tho parents support and which occupy tho most prominent and valuable corners of y olpyy gl l d1Arqy APd41AA fV hint In the Bible about peace on earth and good will to women it seems to mo this style of preaching Is telling tales out of school Rows among the righteous have then going on for centuries but if what Rev Ross says is true Christianity Is not as great a clvlllzor as It claims to be 0Uncle Jakes Experience In Will Allen Dromgooles Won derful Experience Meeting Uncle Jake gives his experience as follows Bruddorln las night went off In er trench En der tranch wuz trans floated up Inter do heabcns jes lack wuz In my ole close hongry enI len bent will do mlsry en all when got dar In my ole rags jes stood et dodo shame ter go In whar dey uz all dressed up In hey Sunday close en all Look lack dey uz hab bin a picnic or else icy nz all gwlne on a scurslon somewhars icy uz all twelllIcaso hit uz Chrismns I wuz Jes bout home 11111nllerup Oat Morse Jesus Hlssof walked out on de front peeazzy en sex He to me What de matter Unc Jafco What am de invasion ob you bad feellns He Jos step back ter do do en retch his han fur de bell han been when de do wuz opened sez he ter de gyardcen oh It sez He Peter Jes let Unc Jako step Inside dar a minlt En stepped In long o Him drappln my ole hat on de do step en shadln ob my eyes fum de glory en des a waltn Well Brudderln He jes glanced down et hem golden sreots en den up et my ole rags on sez He Unc Jake Jes rip up one ob de bricks outn dat pavcmlnt en go buy yosef som close den come up dem golden stars yoner ter do ball yosof de weddn gyarmint fur do bride groom sholly gwino spect yet ter dance et do Infalr ternlght En sez He dont lab no termodlty bout spendln oh do brick hits yoen on deys plenty no hero des adoln muffin Spen It all en whats lef go buy yosef oystchers wld hit En den I woked up outn de tranch En hit uz col en do chlllen uz hongry en de breakfus slump But Is here ter tcsterfy et hat aint hendcrln o me none Hits warn In heabn whar des all habbln Oar Chrlsnuis tttk key oystchers en all Ill get Oar bineby en de pavcmints itll keep case des S01 en Icy aint no thief en no mof en no rus for ter cranker oh em So sez bress de Lawd I kin watt fer de Chrlsmus ober yoner IVM city property These Holy structures would be desecrated and defiled by the innocent prattle of childhood or the ringing laughter of youth Their sacred precincts must only echo the monotonous chant of priests and the supplications of penitent sinners Tneir darkened interiors must preserve the superstitious awe of the dupes who support and make perpetuation of er ror possible If the Holy Sea Is to bo moved from Home to New Yo iiwo may con sider this 20000000 church only a beginning of whit will be asked for in the future A duplicate of the Vatican will have to be furnished with all Its expensive accessories for not a single treasure will be sacrific ed to provide moans to build a new world church The wealth stored within the Vatican walls would put the civllzod would out of debt and the gold and silver and costly robes locked In the treasure vaults of old world churches would ransom the rulers of the earth A report of the riches possessed by one church in Spain says If all the Kings of Europe should gather their treasures and precious stones they could not buy half the riches of this treasury And this represents but one Institu tion We cannot comprehend such riches The thought staggers the hu man intellect and yet Jesus and seph and the Virgin Mary had neither permanent shelter nor assured sus tenance and his disciples lived upon fish and herbs and slept in boats or tents Do we as Americans approve of Inaugurating a reign of the priest hood shall we permit ourselves to ho bound hand and foot In this world and perchance condemned to hell the United States to furnish 20000000 to build a church while these useless riches lie idle In European churches Are the overworked underfed poorly housed masses to contribute of their meagre earning to suport this institution ask ed for by these audacious priests Americans boast much and pride themselves because they have thown off the yoke of Kings It Is now necessary to quit ye like men to stanu erect and throw off the crush- Ing burden of church building and ec clesiastical domination which threat Otis annihilation as a nation This request for the people to fur nish the stupcnduous sum of 20000 will in a little while become a command It Is reflection upon the good sense of American people and should at once bo repudiated and Its originators severely rebuked It would bo well for priests to re member General Grants prediction In regard to the Immense untaxed church holdings It will lead to se questration in blood 00 Kidders Virgin Mary The Blade has now printed the firth edition of tho Virgin Mary the most famous Infidel tract of Its length ever written This Is the article for aelquitted 4 J h iYII =rriY y THAT ROYAL RUSSIAN ROW By HARRIET CLOSZ would like to supplement tho re marks of Dr Wilson and Mrs Henry In regard to tne divorce which It Is expected the Christian Czar of hits sin will procure from tho Czarina cause she has given birth to no male heir The ground upon which divorce Is to be granted will be that she not a real member of the Greek Cath olio church as sho did not comply fully with tho rites when baptized nod is therefore not legally the Em press A special correspondent from St Petersburg says The Greek church requires Immer sion absolutely without clothes The Czarina flatly and persistently refus ed to comply with these regulations The church declared the rule had nev er been changed and never would The Empresselect remained firm and the church compromised by allowing the ceremony to proceed with the can didate wearing a single white gar telegram does not state wheth er the priests decreed whether the single white garment shtfuld bo a gauzy chemise which emphasized her charms or whether It should simply he a pair of trunks or panealcts The boast of the church that the rule of nude baptism has never been changed and never will should show to wo men whero they stand and what they may expect at the hands of priest hood But we predict that before this divorce Incident Is closed there will bo a compromise In favor of wo men for If there Is danger of women repudiating the church entirely con cessions will bo granted in order to hold then a while longer It is safe to conclude that the rule had never been changed until the Czarina the army of nude women who have publicly joined this branch of the church and been annolnted with oil by the priests and we der whether the Jus Primae Noctl was not also eniorced by these spir itual rulers Though women were subjected to this Humiliating rite of nude baptism it does not appear that male members were attended by nuns or holy sis ters Oh no Women must be do based and degraded and made ashamed to hold up their heads and assert their Individuality and through the ages they have horne with patience these damnable mandates and the as surances of emancipated men and wo men have not been sufficient to fully arouse church women from their her ief in the inherent siniulness and tin cleanness of the sex If this Royal Russian row has the effect of show ing to women the degradation of the position that they hold under church laws and the unjust acts practiced up on them the birth of those daughters of the Czar will have accomplished good even though tho Holy Synod proclaims them illegitimate and the Czarina a prostitute The thousands of women from the common people who douotlcss objected to the Indig pity of being baptized In the garb of mother Eve were overruled The masses of the working people are not considered by too church except in furnishing funds and children It takes royalty to create a sensation and it is to bo hoped that the Czarina will stand valllantly by her rights as a woman and a human being and the good sense of civilized people will vindicate her and their sympathy tain her We need these exposures of rear glens rottenness which Is supported by church canons and fostered by Christian chicanery THE Y A WEEK OF PRAYER It mus have been an Irishman who in roiling to express himself satisfactorily said that every time he opened his mouth he put hls foot in to it have never yet discovered any one who can compare with a Christian In making contradictory and misleading statements This Is thin Y M C A week of prayer all over Christendom A zealous mem ber says After all a praying com mittee Is as good as a finance commit teeFurther along In the statement find tins Tile members arc expect ed to give prooi of their zeal and send In sufficient collections to meet the 25000 deficit If prayer Is so effective why are not outsiders mov ed to make good this deficit Instead of expecting members to contribute If prayer committees are as good at finance committees we ought to turn over our public debt to prayer makers for liquidation Or our billion dol lar appropriations might be paid without tho regular method of taxation or our constantly Increasing pension blue could bo reduced by handing them over to a praying mittee Such proceedings must be while the Rudy school call mind over matterCHURH ATTENDANCE Chicago nail Eastern cities have been seeking to prove by actual count that the church attendance Is not ly normal but Increasing An arls tocratlc suburb reports there more backsliders than attending members on the rolls Tho truth seemed to slip out here before there was time to suppress It Now what does that mean It means that tho onethird of tho ple who are reported as attending do so simply from social reasons and as a policy dodge It means that tho great mass of people are discovering that natures voices speak a varied language to tho developing senslbll ties which have been deadened through ages of church suppression It means that the art which for turies adorned only tho walls of Kings and Popes Is now being sought and enjoyed by tho workers of the world It means that the musical productions once heiu to bo sacred to tho sanctuary are now being appreciated by common human beings It T a1tJ t n means In short that church Influ cnccs arc neither civilizing nor hu manlzlng that Its creeds and rituals are unjust and debasing and that its adnorents are narrow and bigoted It means that the gospel of humanity taught by Infidels Is carrying every thing before It and the Doctors of Divinity are preaching to empty pews HARRIET M CLOSZ DR MURRAYARGNS ARTICLE FOR THE BLADE WAS RESPECTFULLY DECLINED have received from Dr Murray Aaron of Washington D C a private letter and an article for tho Blade and a self addressed and stamped envelope glanced over tho two caught the trend of them and without careful reading mailed them in the envelope with nothing else The private letter seemed to Indi cate that Dr MurrayAaron had com municated with some Government of ficials at Covington Ky think and had peen told tnat ho could have punished me for what hall said In tho Blade about Dr MurrayAaron and that ho would bo glad to have the job did not see that It mentioned what tho charge against mo would be The letter intended for publication was quite fulsome In praise of me but severe underrating and belittling Dr Wilson would have written about the same thing about Dr MurrayAaron hall not Dr Wilson written It so that my first knowledge of the matter was reading it In my own paper If the letter of MA had introduced any new matter In his favor would have printed It though It was quite long otherwise saw no reason to do so Dr MurrayAaron haul had his say and It was printed in full In tho Blade and Dr Wilson answered It It seems plain to me that Secretory Jamieson might naturally have sup pcsed that Dr MA sent his name for membership In the National Littoral Party with a note very highly com mending the organization Dr MA seems to bo a man of means and when Secretary Jamiesou sent him the notice of his annual dues of 100 the elegant thing for the Doctor to have done would have beet to send the 100 expressing ro Bret that mistake had caused any trouble or at least politely to have declined the payment of the 100 hut tho tirade of abuse to Secretary IndefenslblelDrcopy of which the Doctor presented me Is a very valuable man In connection with my proposed Palestine tour have had occasion to use tho atlas very minutely and find It by far the most valuable have ever seen But none of us seemed to know the doctor in the role of an In fidel propagandist and his claims in that line simply stunned us The Doctor should have Inscribed on his coatofarms Ne sutor ultra cropldam THE CRIMSONWHITE University of Alabama Aint Stuck on the Blade University Ala Oct 21 1002 Editor Blue Grass Blade Dear SlrPIO discontinue sending your paper to tho CrimsonWhite- Wo have no place In our table fqr It Any man that will publish such a thing as that sheet just as well re sign himself to hell for thats his eternal home know you dont be lIeve that but your days poor old man are not so very many morn and the sail realization of the fact Is not far distant Ere long you will realize the fact that that hook the Billie Is no worth less composition but that it Is au that damnable thing dont send it hOle This Is the unanimous desire of the noard Yours for Chris tlon living and influence BOARD OF ELDERS OF CRIMSON WHITE Per Prank 11 Lette Answer Well Frank admire your frankness but thats about all can say for would havo liked you more if you had called my paper that damned thing Instead of damnable thing uamnablc sounds hike you wanted to say something but were afraid to do so Just bust out nail cuss a blue streak some say son and you will feel better You will feel just like you do when you have had the bellyache front colic mud have given a big belch It hurts any man just to bo aching to cuss am bo afraid to do It dont know how tho Blade to you boy loess Mr Hughes would not havo sent It unless some body hind paid him for It or you had asked to exchange never heard of you the first Instance of a newspa per and a University that ever heard of combined In ono How did you get that name Crimson White Some lay some wicked fellow will say Its because your sins are as scarlet while your outside is white like the New Testament sepulcher that talked about Yes Its true am a little old and a heap poor and reckon if hind stuck to my preaching job would have had moro money but was rich when was a skybuster and had a fool notion that my own selfre spect was worth moro than anybodys money and while still enjoy my selfrespect there arc times when wish awful had haul some money Frank son guess you are not ono of tho kind that lays any store by con science and you are on tho winning side for money bettor stay there boyThat story about hell used to elmer mo when was a kid but It dont frighten mo nay now to count on You will havo to get up Sonia now UIThIE7ATh HOME OR ARE YOU NOT SATISFIED WITH THE HOME YOU HAVE DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE THEN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LOW ROUND TRIP ROIESEEERS OR THE ONE WAY SETTLERS RATES OFFERED BY TilE LOUISVillE HENDERSON ST LOUIS RY THE WORLDS FAIR LINE TO THE WEST AND SOUTHWESTu TICKETS ON SALE FIRST AND THIRD TUE8BVYS IN EACH MONTH UP TO AND INCLUDING APRIL 21 1903 ASK US FOR RATES LeJU IRWIN CEO L GARRETT Gen Pass Agt Trav Pass Agt LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY schemes for us fellows Jim take him off tho list we will have to try to get along without him STRICKEN OPENED PRAYER New York Nov toDr John Reid of the Memorial Presbyterian Church one of Brooklyns host known ministers was stricken suddenly In his pulpit just as he was beginning a prayer His collapse was caused by acute Indigestion and condition is reported as being serious The church was crowded by a fash ionable congregation when the minis tor was overcome Several of those sitting near the pulpit sprang to his aid and caught him as he tell A doc to who was present worked over him minutes before restoring consciousness The minister was taken to his homo and the congregation which had heel greatly excited dismissed CommentThis account from the Associated Press Is almost identically that of Rev Dr W F V Bartlett In Lexington and It seems to mo that In tho last few years have seen as many as a halfdozen ac counts very much like that remark now as I have frequently done in cases of such visitation of rpYlllence that tho fact of tho man being a preacher load nothing to do with his dying but at the same time It Indicates that a mans praying does not at all assure him the tection of any God and It seems to me that If a single Instance would happen In which an Infidel speaker would fall dead or paralyzed just as ho began an Infidel speech It would ho mentioned as significant by the pulpit and the religious press of the whole country DOWN FOR FIVE DOG FENNELS Bridgeport Nehr Oct 22 02 C C Moore Dear SIrI am one of those that want to see you have the opportunity of visiting Palestine In order that Frccthought may be die gainer by having a truthful hook written concerning that part of thin world and will agree to take five copies if they are needed to make tip the requited number Otherwise ono copy will bo enough 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