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BLUE GRASS BLADEEDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE 11 Jel A I VOL XI NO YEARJ fJ ft h Lam ITERMS OF THE BLADE Issuo for one year 100 issues for one year 250 10 Issues for ono year 400 100 issues lor ono year 3500 jTerms100 per year in advance in clubs of five 50 cents foreign subscription 150 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old as well as the now address When you send your subscription say sUIIIscrThe address sill on tho paper will show expiration of subscription anti servo as a receipt as the dato changes as soon as tho subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication are not discontinued at expiration unless so ordered by tile subscriber The A courts invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscrlptloajirica papers re t coved until the paper is paid for in full up to dato and ordered discon tinned Office of publication 161 East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexington Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Cumberland Telephone 307 CopiesIsent IVE free I THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink it believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches- it do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid crime All you have to do Is to think of the of deathof the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug gang at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGrantIn ic this government founded upon the Christian religionWaslingtonThe Church and State should be absoluteGarfie- ldCOLLEGEofMEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material FEES MODERATE Fall term opens in September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSLER M D Sicy 245247 Ashland Ave Chicago III H1 tra TWO LETTERS FROM AN UNUSUALLY INTELLI GENT CHRISTIAN That Will Result In a Debate Unless He Does the Crustacean Act Bordley Ky Nov 02 Editor The Blue Grass Blade Lexing ton KyDear Slr A copy of your paper has fallen In to my hands and am amused at some of your pieces believe you are fighting your own craft In disguise when you are shelling these religious Institutions you speak of for the form of an angel of light Is one of Satans favorite attires If you would accept the undistorted Bible you could fight them a little better and not hurt your cause so badly As It Is only just to give a man a chance to defend the truth hope you will publish enclosed article In your paper and send mo a copy Yours truly J u OUSBURN 0MRS HENRY AND METHUSELAH In the Blade of October 2Cth Mrs Henry writes If you will look at Genesis 25 In tiny Bible that has Its chronology printed at the top you will find that Methuselah was born B C 3130 In verse 27 of that chap ter you will find that Methuselah liv ed to the good old age of years In Genesis you will find that the ark sailed B C 2319 that at the time Noah pulled In his stage plank Methuselah was quite a boy only 781 years old In order then that Methuselah should live out his 909 years he had to live 188 years after the flood Gen 25 says that And Methuse lah lived an hundred and eighty and seven years and begat Lamech It wan the begetting of Lamech Instead of the birth of Methuselah that was 3130 B C Verses 28 aul 29 say And Lam ech liver an iutijredaadeighty and twd years and begat a son arid he called his name Noah Genesis says And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth Add these together and they make Methuselah 909 years old when the flood came should advise Mrs Henry not to be too fast when she goes to kick Ing against the pricks The Bible is built to stay and all the wads that Infidelity may shoot will not cause the least perturbation of its eternal truthsI to several Intelligent women Mrs Henrys objection to wearing a husbands name They said they would as soon voluntarily wear a husbands name as to Involuntarily wear a fathers name since one was Hkely to be as bad man as the other They said they could not see any tive for a woman objecting to wear a husbands name unless she wanted to wear the breetches and was ashamed to come right out and say so By the way of diversion Mr Moores piece on Disintegration of the churches is good Some times think so many church es and so much disintegration and that when they all claim to be led by the same book Is enough to make Infidels Notwithstanding all denomi nations have some truths the main difference between church members and Infidels Is tho former do not know they dont believe the Bible and the latter do It is believing some thing the Bible does not teach in other words believing lies that makes so denominations anti so many rundownattheheel Christians When people have not the proper love for the truth God sends them delusion that they may believe lies and be damned The Blade says that it Is edited In the interest of good morals Jesus Christ was for good morals before Moore was born He denounced strong drink before Robert Ingersol ever thought of damned stuff Ho told husbands to love their wives before Mrs Henry ever raised a voice against the domineering husband and before Gee Washington ever breathed about keeping church and State separate he admonished us to be sub ject to the powers that bo govern ments etc for they are ordained of God as a terror to evil works It Is the height of folly for nay Infidel to claim the patent on morls ex pression love one another as have loved you embraces moro morals than all the writings of Infidels see nothing to be gained in being an Infi dol Its true that somo of them 1II- eg1mtso do savages They must be very superstitious to think a moral man has the advan togo of an Immoral one Why not abolish marriage have free love cat drink and be merry for tomorrow yn may die J US BURN ANSWEr Mr J Orsburn My Dear SirThat both Mrs Hen ry and were mistaken In the matter of Methuselah Is quite evident and have no doubt that she will he Just as willing to admit it as am How both of us could have been naturally and honestly mistaken about It Is quite plain The very fine edition of the Bible that use has not the same chronolo gical dates that others seem to have If you have any doubt about the accu racy of this statement will leave my Bible for the Inspecelon of any friend of yours that you may select In Lexington- remember to have heard the state ment that Methuselah was born bef foro tho flood and died after the flood at somo time before and supposed it had been decided that way and up on Investigating the matter was mis led by or at least misunderstood thin marginal chronology In my copy of tho Bible and was quite confident in making the statements that did confirming Mrs Henrys that may have originated In the same way But upon investigation my pub lishes Mr James E Hughes says that six years ago the same thing was discussed in the Blade and that It was then decided that my late opinion about it was wrong- I have had this copy of the Bible that cost for over 30 years and think It quite likely that some time long ago made tho same mistake If It be a mistake In me and not in tho printing of my Bible that led Mrs Henry Into tho mistake that she made and Miat I support her In still mis understanuing my edition of the Bi ble that has not only chronology but many marginal foot notes But this honest error that both Henry and have made has taught me two very Important things or rather confirmed by judgment in two very important regards The first is that my Infidel breth ren arc not swallowing things that say to them simply because I say them and without investigation For as soon as letters could get to me after the Issuance of my paper con taining the Methuselah matter there wore from various Infidel quarters expressions of great regret that Mrs Henry had made the mistake and still others that had attempted to sus o her when my attention had been called to It Various letters from Infidels had come to me making the same expla nation that you do anu had been prin ted in the Blade before I got your let ter and really so far as I know you got your information from letters from protesting Infidels that I prih ted in the Blade f annother very Important thing In connection with this matter Is as fol lows I have many times by coaxing and banter and bulldozing tried to Induce Intelligent Christians to bate with me orally or in writing in my paper or in any other paper that would allow it at the option of the other party and In this connection have frequently said that preachers wore watching what said though they pretended to Ignore me and that the only reason they did not answer me was that they knew was right in what saiu and that they therefore were afraid to try to answer me Now it turns out that hero is a case In which was wrong and soon your letter comes asking permission to pose my error In my paper It Is sim ply In demonstration of what have all time claimed that the pretense of you Christian people that you did not know what was saying In the Blade was simply an Instance of the conspiracy of silence and you did know all the time what was saying and were afraid to meet me until now the first time that know of that have made a blunder about the Bible since began editing this paper In 1884 when you all see that am In error you are just de lighted to have the opportunity to jump on me with both feet and expose my errora virtual acknowledgment just as claim that this is the first error that have made and of course am quite glad that the error was honestly made for the benefit of the lesson we learn from It And now am going to see if as a learned Doctor of Divinity as pose you professionally are you will bo willing to take the medicine you give to other men- think the error of Mrs Henry and myself was comparatively a Huinll one but In your letter to me you made some radical errors about the Christian religion and am going to see If you will admit It as or will try to defend yourself against my charge that you have made these er an honest man you are bound to do one or the other and you roust take one or the other horn of the di lemma else your Insincerity and mor al cowardice and duplicity are ex posedI your Incorrect spelling of Ingersolls name to show that you people who want to underrate Lager soil have not even read enough of him to know how to spell his tunic and my statement galun force by the fact that name Is the only rile pclled word In your two letters to meAs to your patronizing advise to Airs Henry It Is not only true fiat a cat can tool at a king or a queen either hut It was also the custom of kings that the kings fool was the only one who was expected to advise him The statement about the BIHe be ing built to s ay is certainly net what runny tluoloahris of praininiiico are now boasting ulioul and wads of Infidelity is a soniulu of tho sneer that tie clergy are In the habit of substituting fci argument Any doubt almost your being profess loually of the cloth is overthrown by UD tact that tIl rushed t the wo men to exploit voiir disrovey Those women were doubtless ugly qld maids who were tired of wearing wantedanydlsposltlci of the clergy to take the women into their counsels und soon subsequently Into their aiMX Is plalnly told In almost any nowppaprr you can pick up i would recommend for prayerful consideration the reclent case of Rov William C Rabe and Miss Augusta Rush his mis slohary pastor Objections to wearing a husbands name might be very natural in a wo man who does not beljavo In the ble and who has some Ideas of her owji Individually and not at all nat ural to the Christian ladles doubt lesi to whom you talk who havo that conception of woman advanced by the Bible that she was a mora afterthought and was made out of a very crooked bone that God out out of a man when It would have bain so mush more fortunate ftr the subse quent human race If he had cut out the vermiform appendix Instead of the spare rib At the most It is only a question of taste and de gustlbus non est dlsputandum I your pardon for what said about your orthography see you Henryhasbeen surprise and yet women are not supposed to wear breeches anal men are I dont know what part of the state BhmegrassdomIntelligent faitInAfter reading on a little further I notice that you seem to suggest that tostayIng that the church members dont theInfidelstween the two being that tile Infidels theybelieveare If you and I are going to discuss this question would lute for you to array yourself squarely on the Chris than tilde of the discussion for am going to Jiold up the Infidel end of the argument and f would like for you midkeelhellevlnglIe1t helienationIf God does as you say aunu strong delusion that the people may thebmggeship pt such a God will make a liar of any man who will do It Jesus Christ uttered some good morals aril he uttered some of the most infamous ones ever uttered Speci mens of the latter are as follows nothischildren and brethren and sisters cannotbeBut say unto you make unto yourselves friends of the Mammon of unrighteousness Lnke You say plainly that Jesus de nounced strong drink say he never did and call on you for the passage or passagesOn hand his first mir acle was to make wine he blessed wine and told his followers to drink It and a report about him in his own amonghiswine bibber and a glutton Jesus Christ never told any husband to love his wife and you cant show me any passage where he said it sus Christ never said we should be subject to the powers that be and you cant find any such passage On the other hand Jesus Christ claimed that he was the rightful ruler of the country In which he lived and told his disciples to buy swords to defend his claims never heard of any Infidel that claimed a patent on morals Jesus Christ said love one another but so did many philosophers many centuries before he was born but Je sus said we must hate one another while none of those heathen phil osophers ever did No theres nothing to be gained by being an Infidel except the pleas ant consciousness of Intelligent recti tude Infidelity loses money Christianity gains It Jesus said Make unto yourselves friends of the mum mon of unrighteousness You are changing the old tune now When I was a boy heard from the pulpit many stories of Infidels who died cowardly but never heard of one who died game Tempora mu tautur et mutamur In tills A great many Christians die ardly so do murderers Many Chris tians die on the scaffold You cant tell mo of an Infidel that did so No we dont think It superstit ious to think that a moral man has the advantage of an immoral one Wo think that Is good sense and teach that a moral man has great advan tage over an Immoral one Your sug gestlon about adopting free love seems now to be very common among tho clergy for their own application among the women of their hocks but dont know of any Infidel editor tint Is In favor of It think it Is up to you to sustain your assertions that have challenged or admit that you were wrong as have done In the case under conside ration and until you do one or the other of these shall rest the case at this point wyr t JL IP LJ IS TONY- COMSTOCK GUILTY OF- PERJURY IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR MAN KIND IF ALL LAW MEDICINE AND RELIGION WERE WIP ED RIGHT OUT So Believe We Have Reached the Stage of Education Culture and Health By Which Mankind Would Be Recuperative ENOUGH TO ALL By J WILSON havo been studying the case of Comstock vs Craddock and trying to devise some method by which we may reach the criminality of Anthony Comstock As am not a lawyer will have to be advised understand the meaning of right and justice but the law does not always stand for these rhere Is nothing so hard to obtain as justice when a popular prejudice Is winked at and condoned by the Comstock Is virtually a government agent recognize the moral right of the government to confine the circulation of mall mat ter to the limits of decency and mor anyfavoritismsex matter contained In the Blbfe the tales of Incest sodomy onanIsm and concubinage to pass through the malls It should not draw the line on the Decameron or any other book less nasty If the malls are not to be used as a means to defraud It should stop all these nasty advertisements viilyitnunetem to catch and defraud of self abuse It should not make law against abor tlon and then permit advertisements for Its committal to pass through the malls these Ladles AldsNeverFails c c All these are obtaining money un suggestloncrimes which they pretend to cure amj prevent Why are these medical gongers anti swindlers allowed to post their Ham ing advertisements In the papers and send them through the malls to their victims Because the newspapers reap an immense profit from the Illegitimate advertisements and any member of Congress or the State Legislature who attempts to pass a bill against this crime Is set upon by the news papers both Republican and Demo cratlc and he wont go to Congress any more neither will any member of the Legislature who supports the billWhat are government spies postalInspectorswinking at it As have frequently said they are not after the real criminals but In order to appear to be doing some thing they stand around like vul tures with their little head eyes upon some little x sheet of a Social- Istic Freethought or Reform paper of some timid or some individual like Craddock who Is penniless and de fenceless and pounce upon them with beak and claw When the government winks at all this unfairness It becomes Itself a far greater criminal than any it pros great trouble lies in the elas ticity of the law Lawyers make the law and tho success of their practice depends up on beating the very law they nuke have often thought that the laws of the land should be remodeled en tirely leaving lawyers out of the re construction There are enough law books in this country If piled together would till every Inch of space In the Capitol when a book the size of Websters Dictionary Is big enough to contain all the common law needed to govern mankind We have entirely too much law We have an Anarchy of law When lawyers argue a case they hold up the decisions of one judge against the decisions of another judge and they can fortify themselves with a thousand such decisions of they want this anarchy ant contention when common right and wrong is plain to man of common sense same Anarchy prevails In Mod icine and Religion Both beat the lawyers In the number of their hooks and in confusion of their ions It would be better for mankind and say this seriously and honestly If all law medicine and religion were wiped right out With tho present general Intelli gence man would construct a gov ernment within few months suited to his needs and in harmony with the modern ideas In tho Interim tho J f good would keep down the lawless t thefirstmankind In law religion and medi elite Is wearily burdened with 7quacleryhavetoSo say and Believe that we havo reached a stage of education cultureand health and these in spite of law mankhnito dispense with them all and make a new start upon modern observa jftions much to Its legal moral andJphysical profit A common sense religion based uPlJon character and duty and a sense medical treatise could vised printed and placed hands of every man child In three months time commonJwhich would eltect a positive oration of humanity But am digressing show the Inequalities of the law and how the fanaticism and brutality of Anthony Comstock may take such ter behind It and want to with Liberals as to the best to reach him consultCHow much longer are we to man go on In this manner making a practical protestrIn this case Craddock upon evidence which ho Vclaimed to possess that she had giv en her book to some little girls buildingIntorney Mr Chamberlain has defied Comstock to produce the children In f fnochildren are myths provenfalseperjury Have we a case of perjury against Comstock If we have tho National Liberal Party proposes to push It We will confer upon subject at our January convention and in the meantime we will look up tho am satisfied Liberals will contribute generously By thus bringing a counter charge against him we keep the matter be fore the public and awaken It to a knowledge of what kind of an Indl vicInal this Comstock is and his bru tal partial methods As long as we do nothing and show our Incapacity and Irresolution we may expect to meet with continued Injustice and contempt Irivthoft I AJQ1ilMQProhowaIfO llY rcutlng Attorney of editing a Free Love paper and this evidence PQt straight to the Jury to Influence it against Mr Moore It seems to me tnt this false swearing constituted a perjury and Mr Moore might havo gotten or at least sought redress on these fiWillme what constitutes a perjury In slip i pery law sense and If we have a case against Comstock on these grounds PROGRESS IN RUSSIA Russia may be a paradise for wo men in some respects but not in all Jprevailedevery woman who gave birth to a girl baby should receive fifty strokes with a knout This was the penalty women had to pay for not bearing boy babies It seems to me it would be a fine thing If all the children born In Russia were boys and the male sex go out of fashion entirely In owIless the Procurator of the Greek Church and the Great White Czar could devise somo satisfactory meth od for having boy babies alone born r in the Empire Girls and women ought all to be killed off any way they are of no accountrEden would bo a tame place pared with this world Inhabited only by masculinity Housekeeping would then be a fine art and all the del icate amenities of life would reach perfection It does seem a pity that Adams rib was not left Intact In his te anatomy But It wasnt and women are here mill some of them In Rus cia have been having a picnic by having strokes with a knout ap plied when ever they gave birth to girl babies When woke up this morning the somber November sky had a depressing effect on me but when I read that the car of Progress fwas on the move In Russia my rose A dispatch from Russia saysithat the commander of a Cossack sta tion Is no anxious to have his die t tract show a preponderance of malo children that he has decreed that the FATHER of every new girl baby shall receive fifty strokes with the that Is what call catch up with the procession yet a RURsianJfather with a dozen dn find life under the strokes of the knout a pleasure and the Czar him self who Is the father of five daugh tors can revel In the delights of fatherhood by having two hundred and JlalclWith this progress In Russia there Is yet hope for world- JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky 246 IS THE NUMBER OF COPIES OF i1DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT SUBSCRIBED FOR TO THIS DATE ifA ff0r l if j 1 BLUE GRASS BLADE II WIr ON ARMSTRONG Dear Bro Moore Your bout with Armstrong reminds mo of Don Quixotes tilt against the windmills The Texan Is about as sensitive to your attacks as were the aerial engines to the militant atten fleas of the chivalrous Castlllan in Cervantes satirer If you will permit a suggestion my disputatious friend you are wasting your ammunition In thus engaging you it is not Armstrongs aim to proximate truth lie enters the tellectual tourney for pure joy of the joust lie has no gracious mission for the good of men Within the brain of this ultra utilitarian there dwells no dream of a lofty altruistic purpose There Is no mystery In his motive It Is In part because ho loves contention and I suspect It Is 4 largely to advertise his paper among your constituency He thrives In an atmosphere of ar gument but agreement disagrees with him Do you hope to enlist him In t the cause of Liberalism As well hope to chain the shifting sands of haras windharassed expanse In one particular at least he Is as you charge a Christian adhering strictly to the scriptural advice to he all things to all men He is consistent only in his inconsistency The earnestness of your attitude l has Injected an element of humor into tho affair It must amuse Armstrong Immensely he Is not accus l tamed to being taken seriously and he l finds the novelty of tho situation en joyable Ills own views perhaps are not so variant from yours Ills ad vocacy of a thing does not neces V sarlly imply his approval more likely the contrary Is the case lie care s not which side he espouses so long as he finds opposition You should not blame him for his I lack of sincerity Doubtless ho will not deny that ho is a mental prost tute No newspaper worker who constantly confronted with the bread and butter problem can afford to b entirely honest Sincerity loses its charms when juxtaposed with starva tion Hunger is fatal to heroism None but an ailment philanthropist can publish a paper and ignore pecu niary returns And when a writer works for another he coins his Intellectual Independence Into the price of rest of the race Armstrong Is a creature of circumstances slave to conditions and he makes reasonable concessions to the exactions of existence He Is not a firmed cynic think but ho is wise enough to shun the sacrifice and ho sees more of the fool than of the ro in the martyrs makeup In a word he has come to doubt the util selfdestructionr equipment I have studied his capacity some sshat I am capable of giv i Ing1i fairly accurate measurement t He Is a remarkable reasoner but he has missed a grasp upon those vital truths that link themselves to the logical verities He does not believe therefore he falls to dissipate the doubts of others To be convincing one must be sincere Our man fs not a strikingly nor an exceptionally strong thin But he is precise in his mental meth ods and has an unusual aptitude for assimilating the philosophical idea His habits of thought show a contem illative discipline acquired probably by a large reading of Spencer and Kant In a discussion of governmental or political theory he would have the ordinary adversary at a disadvan tage whatever the Integrity of premise for he has a natural grasp of economics lIe has the keenly analytic mind that is apt to Incline to ward atheism There Is little that Is human In his philosophy He cannot reconcile sentiment with system Ills logic Is allied to logorlthms He Is a materialist whose chill exactitude would reduce every manifestation in Cosmos to a mathematical equation- It is not a question of brains hilt of blood Certain conclusions depend less upon tho cerebrum than upon tit circulation A man with more of the human quality would admit that what ever can be conceived is at least the reflection of a reality Tho impos sible is the unthinkable Whatever exists even an emotion Is an eman atlon Nothing can have a being that has not also a source Therefore son tlment is as much a verity as is sub stance There are many forms of truth which Inflexible logic can not compass Facts alono are necessar ily Inexorable therefore the greater need for adjustability of reason Armstrong Is a clever controver- sialist and can build up a structure of sophistry that is nearly impreg cable Ho is confident In his casuistry well knowing that nothing Is provable and that anything can be made plausible Ho has a wide range of Information but whether ho Is a systematic student or merely a sldllI full sciolist it is difficult to deter mine for the mass of his work is made superficial by its banal character I should say however that he Is an omnivorous reader rather than a finished scholar He has frequently been crltlclsec for purely literary faults These are think affections rather than constitutional attachments It is truo that sometimes ho seems to mistake for verbal artistry an altlsonance tho np poslteness of which Is not always ap parent and ho confounds excessive alliteration with belleslettres ele gance Occasionally his familiarity with tho classics appears a trifle ob trusive Perhaps he employs more mythological allusions than are alto gether necessary to his theme At times his historical references are not entirely relevant These thlnga may suggest to tho critical reader that Armstrong mounts himself upon the pedantic stilts of pretended lear ning It must ho admitted that he has a manner of arraying his men tal wares to Impressive advantage as the shopkeeper displays his stock in a show window But ho is as I have Is tl H L said a prostitute of the pen and must cater to his constituency Ordinarily his style Is sane and satisfying confess to a considerable admira tion for Armstrongs ability and tainments The potentialities of hi genius are great Already ho claim- a small amount of splendid accom plishment With a definite aim am continuity of purpose ho yet may some work of enduring worth As for Isonomy Its weaknesses are many and manifest It mistakes abuse for argument Its epithets are worse than coarse they are com monplace There is no particular merit in calling a man a liar It is much more creditable to prove the fact without malting the assertion It Is pardonable to call a man a liar in print only when you describe the mendacious one In a manner wholly original and In phraseology pictures quo to the point of being artistic In such matters it Is the style and not the statement that Is worth while David who had an Intimate extensive and generally accurate knowledge of human nature dismissed the subject with tho comprehen live declaration that All men are liars and since his day It has not seemed needful to particularize WALTER HURT BON VOYAGE TO THE HOLY LAN Orono Mich Nov 02 Moore Editor B SirYouDear are going to tho Holy Land and the result of your in spcctlon be issued in book form wan and the results of your inspection will be issued in book form I wnu the book Please include my name vOllr list of subscribers The foe that It will be Interesting reading well assured It Is hoped that faitr travels in that region of darkness will Vrove more successful than this of any explorer that has preceded you There may not bo as many dollars In yours as there was for Talmage but the benefits to mankind in general will be great You will look at things through natural eyes instead of through the gles of sanctity Every hush will no bo transformed to a blighted fig trees killed by tne curses of a holy hobo hope you will search diligently e sacred relics Dont he afraid Keep your hoots on even If you have to enter where angels fear to tread Search every nook and corner and shore all dont fall to bring bacl the catoninetalls that J C scourg ed the money changers with In the temple That was the biggest epl sode of his brilliant am not acquainted with all the journals published in the interest ofI Freethought but the Blade and Free thought Magazine are good enough The Magazine is a monthly and th Blade Is a weekly I want to lea from the seat of war every week The Freethought Magazine Is conserva tlve and the Blade Is a fierce fighter It cant help but be It is pushe- to the front by an egotism that marvelous It reminds me of God love In that it passeth all understand ing The only difference Is In Its being over day alike and dont break out In spits Its egotism Is of the right sort I has for its foundation nerve backbone and the knowledge of Ing right Hoping that good health will he yours while on your journey and that It will prove successful in every spect I remain yoursr KENT Answer Yes i recicon have more reputation for egotism than any liv ing man Thats what Thompson sent me to the penitentiary for Mary Mac Lane tried to go up agln my rec ord but she broke down It seems to be good for my health- read Dickens Uriah Heap early In life It made me despise a num ble man ABOUT DR HAMMER St Angar la Nov 02 Charles Moore Please find inclosed for the following subscriptions and book of Mary Mac Lane Also put me down for Dog Fennel In the Orient If you think am entitled to Behind the Bars send it along with Mary Mac Lane and I will get you some more subscribers have a friend who is a guard in the penitentiary where Dr Hammer- Is Imprisoned and it so happens that the Doctor works In this guards room So once when my friend was here visiting I asked him what he thought of Dr Hammer He said the Doctor was a very quiet man and did not look like a man who would hurt anybody fully and that he got into the Penitentiary just because the other low had more Influence than the tor He also said he believed the tor was innocent- enclose a petition for Dr Ham mol signed by my wife and myself wish you good luck on your Oriental tour and may the hand of God Al mighty lead you through all the dangers that you may encounter and bring you back Into our midst so that you may serve the Lord again with renewed energy Amen EMIL SEDLACEK HE IS COMING TO THE LEXINGTON CONGRESS Dayton 0 Nov 18 E M 302 Moore consider the Blade ono among tho best Freethought papers published and by far the cheapest I send 110 to continue Ittho cents for copies of October 12 Miss Oelslager Dr Samuel Toman of this city and I will attend the Lex ington Congress of the N L P I will send 100 for myself and 100 for Dr Toman new member to Secre tary Jamleson in a few days Fraternally yours NOAH COLER Kidders Sacrament It consists of a beautiful sixteen page pamphlet printed in large type with elegant paper cover The price 10 cents each or 12 for 100 = iJrl Ihti OUR LEAD ERSBRAINR 1An effort Is being made by Cornell University to secure the brain o salsn willing her brain for the purpose of scientific Investigations nail experi meats It was understood by man that Mrs Stantons body would bo cremated but for some reason It was not done Now here Is another minder that Infidels should arrange for the disposition of their body or any portion of It so that complliuiee with such arrangement will ho obli gatory have long wished If my death comes from any disease not un derstood by the medical fraternity that an opportunity bo given by au toPS to study the case and If pos Bible add to the knowledge which may benefit future generations What say you brethren 0POPES PRESUMPTION A story Is told of a lady who ap Leo In ovenin CarDdinal to remonstrate with her In the course of her remarks said The Pope my dear madam dislikes very much seeing any lady In evening stettwtwomen were baptized In the earl church would satisfy his fastidious tastes Perhaps however the senil ity consequent upon his 90 thetloved now hate If would matte his name immortal he could do It by cancelling the obnoxious church laws which discriminate against wo mon Instead of remonstrating with a single representative of the sex who vlctnecessary to pander to physical sexr00CLEAN CHARACTERS A dally exchange helps this cause of Infidelity by an editorial entitled A Pagan and a gentleman A compar ison is drawn between tho uncivilized crown prince of Slam now visiting this country who does not get drunk or visit the tenderloin district or en tertain chorus girlsand the ldghl civilized white skinned royal who have disgraced America by tool presence In times past Particular courteausnesrtions at Washington And the writer exclaims Let us be pagans fpr the whatdinsistacent Instead of converting them to Christianity and Its attendant evils of drunkenness immorality dishon esty Illegitimacy subjection yof men and extortion The record of Christian nations Is the bloodiest and their representa tives the most brutal in history Christian England Is daily causing the starvation of East Indian subjects the eviction of Irish peasants the spoliation of Boer homes prosti tution of her daughters and is reduc- Ing the nation to penury by taxation to support blue blooded blackguards Let us be Pagans for decencys sake IN PLACE OF HELLWHAT Lord Kelvin says the coal supply of the world will give out In a very short time You see all the sulphur producing material has been consum ed in furnishing hell with the means to do business in a torrid and pungent atmosphere And what are the Clivis tlans going to furnish now that this fiery disciplinarian Is to be permanently closed We are always asked what Infidels are going to give In place of tho igion of the Bible which they seek to destroy and It si only fair to ask what horrible punishment Is to be in flicted now that hell Is to give up thoIlease It has held for 2000 years would bo folly of course to permit aI pursuohisbeing tied to his neck An ambitious man might walk too fast If ho were not held back by a ball and chain An aspiring mans mind might make too many flights into the realms of art Invention and science if the wings were not bound down with prejudice and clipped with fearIof future punishment So we of Christians what we are to have as a substitute for the hell which Is so soon to close rellgtouslycrutches unnecessary They have prqposed that reason holytrinityfaith belief and prayer They have declared for and have practlcallzed this statement of Ingersoll For tho vagaries of the clouds tho Infidels propose to substitute realities of splendiddemonstrations science and for belief tho chalnless liberty of thought there Is an ex change that tips the beam In favor of Infidels An adequate return has been made for the religion that has bent displaced and wo would like to necesRaryforpresided over by old Apollyon with a superheated and barb tlned pitch fork xx SCRIPTURAL SANCTION FordSEIZING IN SIGHT We have grown so familiar with tho stories of gullibility of women and tho sass with which they tie herded lis Into the fold of the church that wo qUeSlltlon JUJi IIJ vcpposed of several hundreds of young men drinking In the words spoken by John D Rockefeller Jr every word of which Is calculated to induce the hearers to he satisfied with their lot of servitude under tho supervision and domination of the heir of the Standard millions we conclude asfscion of tho house of Rockefollei talked of thin wise and foolish vir gins and their lamps lIe said This alwaysyInterests It seems strange that young men of very ordinary Intellcc tunl ability would accept the teaching here applied to cover tho Intrigue of the Standard trust mid permit the further plundering of tho people To be alert and look out for our own In terests does not Imply according to Infidel explanation that wo tab our neighbors of their opportunities mill appropriate to ourselves tho share of this worlds goods which justly and equitably belongs to our fellow work ers The presumption of these rich Christian upstarts Is monumental Thin more liberal D Ds should coach this Bible class teacher for they have attempted to construe the passage Unto him that hath shall bo given and to him who hath not shall be tooa money sense as attributes of love and forgiveness and charity But this young teacher In forms his gaping hearers that It means The man who can earn much is made the recipient of more The man who has made receives that hassac madesno purpose awe theofrom those who have less may con tinue under tho plea of divine same tion John D Jr further states that all should work Will such diplom acy always serve to Induce the com non herd to contribute of musclo and brain to support a few In Idleness The other day Rockefeller Sr gave 500000 as a thank offering for escape from death in a fire at his home Immediately we hear that the price of nil has raised He makes a practical application of taking from those who have little to give to those who have much The coal barons an ticipating the advance In wages to the miners have raised the price f coal 50 cents a ton A number of Railway companies In order to quiet fursconsumer to pay extortionsa by thin officials Religion Is the breeder of Christian charities and corrup t legislation which makes possible these terrible wrongs to humanity and yet having eyes we see not Wo obey the man date of Scripture Be satisfied with your wages and look across the sea to Russia or Ireland and bewail the condition of foreigners while we for get that our own conditions are worse We forget that the evictions in New York exceed by far those of Ireland we forget that less than 10 per cent of the people own 75 per cent of thin Immense wealth of the United States and that our Christian brother Boer declares that 100 a day Is all the coal miner earns and is quite enough upon which to live comfortably and educate his children We forget that judges are committing parents to jail for the theft of a mess of potatoes because they can not see their children starve Yet we devoutly ten to Bible Class teachers who tell us that the man who has must re ceive what Is taken from the man who has less and that we should get rich by thrift not theft A man once placed In jail to await trial for a petty offense sent for counsel and explained his case Tho Attorney said Why my good man the au thorities cannot put you In jail for such an offense But said the prisoner theyve got mo here So with these Christian millenaries A few of them have got tho money and while we teach a religion which justifies divine justification of master and slave a religion which fosters ig norance and servility a religion which crushes selfreliance among tho masses and provides vicarious atonement for tho wrong doer Just so long will the rich people oppress the poor and tell them as John D Rockefeller Jr tells them The man who has much receives what Is taken from thin man who has less How long 0 Lord how long will the credulous race accept these dla ttollcal teachings as fresh from tho Ips of divinity and suffer thin tortures of the damned in this life and be sentenced to eternal continuation of torments hereafter by the relig ious rascals who originated the righteous rigmarole HARRIET M CLOSZ WEALTH MAN WILLIAM Sweet Water Olla Nov 02 Bro Moore Yours at hand In reply will say that the edition of Wealth and Med itations is exhausted Thin Ies were sold and given away several years ago- I quay be able to flail a few copies among my books which arc not with me at present In case do and there Is n demand for the poem will turn them over to the Blado for the good of tho cause- I send you a William to pay my re spects to tho Blado Im booked for a debate with Elder A Warlick Campbelllte at Oscar Indian Territory about January 20th held three debates with three Campbellllo preachers there last Summer They have not got enough yet they run In u now man on mo every time nfllrm The Bible a fallible book of human origin tho question Shaw affirmed In his de agoI fTr HOW THE BLADE GETS IN ITS WORK 302MrtheIlla1Fennelbookan all around tlmo In Lexington scatteringlllndessample of how they do It was at Garfield Wash at tho de movedcame In took It up frowned and throw It down Then a got itHo seemed to bo Interested hut was called off and reluctantly laid It gotitthrew It down like It burnt him Then nn old man picked It up Ho rend a while mid looked around like ho was bewildered lIe laid It down and went out hut soon crone bath and looked to see If anybody was look lug at him and then folded It up and put it In his pocket Every place I left ono some one hopeIon my trip yoursIM E DAVIS- P SPut down Mrs R H Arms for Dog Fennel I will try to send my name to tho N L P soon want Dr Wilsons Poems IS THE FRA A CATHOLIC PRIEST are a now factor In my mental cranium a full kit of Imple ments In your Workshop You have a bundle of nerves equal to whltleath or awl as pliable yourironcladbuzz Is heard as far as tho Blade is tibia to send its echo- I am highly pleased with thin argu ments of any advanced reform In my opinion tho God of force can not condense the material parts of a sunfish Into an elephant nor a polll wog Into a monkey Spontaneous chemistry Is well sup plied with material and needs not call upon a Holy Ghost to cut freaks in her natural laws She the force of all law forbids It I am on tho wing and have been all summer and this Is how camo to know there was an old Infidel by tho name of C C Moore in Kentucky My home is by tho seaside In the Southwest part of United States- want Dog Fennel and the Blade would like to handle the Crud lied Saviors Would you permit ItWhen get home will tell you all about it FRA DETER Carlisle Ark Nov 02 FIVE DOG FENNELS ML Clemens Mich Oct 30 302 Charles C Moore Dear DIO1Ialk mo down for five Dog Fennels I believe you can do a good job In explaining Holy Writ after viewing the ground where It was hatched Hope you will have a pleasant trip and come home to the best part of creation the U S A Fraternally T B ENGLEHART M D 00AnswerBut If I die in Palestine we know its the only part of the world that any man ever dead sure went to heaven from My greatest objection to heaven Is that they dont have any women the whole Bible there Is no Inti nation that any woman even went to heaven and all the angels are of the ho persuasion Even Eve and the Virgin Mary never got to heaven so far as anybody knows DOG FENNEL AND METHUSELAH Stockdale Kan Oct 29 02 Charles C Moore SlrPlease scratch my name down for Dog Fennel You are all wrong In reference to the ago of Methuselah An educated Christian tells mo that a day with the Lord is a thousand years and that the days of creation are a thous and years or more Applying this rule to Methuselah ho was 553927250 years old The same rule applies to thin tlmo It rain ed at Noahs freshet It was 10000 years Yours JOHN WHITELOCK AnswerThat seems more reason able have seen It rain sometimes when If It kept on without stopping for 40000 years It would bo very God made this world In six days It was doing pretty well for a rough job lint could stake a heap better one In 6000 years my own self IM BOUN FER DE PROMIS LAN Marysvillo Kan Oct 28 02 Bro Moore There Is nothing that can keep you from seeing tho Promised Land unless by chance you meet a whale on your way and If you should perhaps would have a greater avoir dupois and ho would hesitate to tackle me like thin made all O K Put me down for a Dog Fennel perhaps can use more later on Very respectfully W C FISK VIVE LA BLADE Kara Ga Nov 15 02 Mr Jas E Hughes Dear SirFlad enclosed 150 Ono dollar Is for my renewal and 50 edits Is on tho club am getting up Will try to send the other names within two weeks would rather bo without any par per than tho Blade and expect to take it as long as live May It live forover 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representation of mon Whtsro did men get their commissions to represent women Where and when wa the compact mado It Is wholly nn assumption as much oo as If the Senator from Massachusetts should rise In the United States chamber and claim the right to represent Texas The Sovereign Citizen King At the recent election In California 5000 American sovereigns did not know how to put a plain X on their ballots consequently their votes were thrown out It seems to me women might vote as Intelligently as that Mrs Poyser tho philosopher says We know that women are foollsji hut God Almighty made them so to match the men Even a foolish woman can sometimes help an equally foolish mascu line out of a dilemma Perhaps If these Ignorant men who lost their votes had called to their aid 5000 or dinary women they could have helped them retain their sovereignty When 5000 American sovereigns start to thin polls with their heads filled with nothing and lose half of that before they get there Ills about time to stop talking about womens Ignorance of politics 00THE AMERICAN PRESS ON ELIZABETH CADY STANTON NOW AND FIFTY YEARS AGO No woman ever died in the United States has received such extensive and commendatory notices as Eliza beth Cady Stanton She is held up as a shining example for American women displaying the most philoso phic mind splendid courage and fidel ity to her convictions and to tho cause of Liberty and Justice New York Chicago and San Franciscos great papers devoted whole editorial pages to extolling her virtues ability and success of her great cause If what the papers print editorially about her Is true then the causes of Rationalism and of Woman Suffrage are right and tho sooner they are victorious tho better for the world for Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an awoved Rationalist and inaugurated tho Woman Suffrage movement and devoted her life to the liberation of women from ecclesiastical and polit paperssaya to shining example for American men they should begin to question IB at once their subordinate and silenced position In the church and demand of the clergy satisfactory explanation for all tho degrading and insult Ing passages regarding their sex In the Holy Bible and If they cannot give them they should Interpret It for themselves This would be follow ing the example of the woman whoso name the press says should be al ways gratefully remembered If Mrs Stanton was ngnt on the question of Woman Suffrage which the American press now declare Is a misunderstood cause and Mrs Stan ton s work has wrought good and on I ELIZABETH CADY STANTON The shadow of a great sorrow has fallen across the threshold of the tem plo of womans progress Again we face tho inexplicable mystery called f death tho mystery which through all the ages of the past has been un solved the mystery which by neither savage nor naint nor sage has over been solved and atill remains un solved the mystery which neither nor saint has been able tp ex sirlentmystery which from time Immemo rial has been Impenetrable to phil osopher and to theologian Yet after tho tragedy of death which has touched this leader of wo men In the fullness of her years Is only natural While wo regard her death with awe wo give little thought to tho equally mysterious condition about usthe condition of life Is tho problem of death unsolvable So Is the problem of life Ono Is no more difficult of solution than tho oth er Wo do not oven know which Is tho greater blessing lIfo or death but we do know that wo aro dealing with the realities of tho present life and reviewing tho work accomplished by Elizabeth Cady Stanton the pioneer for social political and religious equality all women should turn from tho contemplation of deathIn whoso embrace aro no sorrowsto the con templation of the Inequalities of life about them to tho tears and heartbreaks and Injustice in their midst and dedicate themselves anew to tho work relinquished by tho untiring hand of Elizabeth Cady Stanton tho work for equality a recent private letter discuss ing the advisability of calling a con vention at tho St Louis Worlds Fair for tho revision of tho Bible tho elim nation of tho bad and unjust passages and tho retention of tho beautiful and good ones Stanton said We must now do for women In tho church wo havo already done In the 1what for tho greatest block in pie of womans progress today Is the and tho Canon Law Tho sug gestlon for this revision Is significant for It was sho who called the first womans suffrage convention In Sene ca Falls N Y In 1884 which was then a more unpopular Issue than Bl bio revision at the present time My personal correspondence with Mrs Stanton has bent both pleasant Intollectuallandvery highly the presentation copies of her various publications There II 4 It fVV ly good to the American people It not tho bouudcn duty of the prey to demand the enfranchisement o American women who constitute on citizenshltrof pays one o the taxes to support tho government veteers more The American press may for lad misuuscauses and Woman Suffrage but they will through tho labors of great minds ol the Stuntonlan type In due time real Ize that the American Republic cat never reached the zenith of Its glor- until religious superstition tulates to Reason and women stand on an exact plain of equality with men As well attempt to arrest nat ural law as to retard the twin sa viors of the human race Reason and American press will herald- with joy their triumph some day Th die is cast and no power can avert Tho American press of today gizing Elizabeth Cady Stanton an holding her up as a shining example for American women Is In strong con trast to Its tone fifty years ago when the New York press said that Mrs Stanton preached such damnable doc trines as would make the demons o the pit shudder to hear The Syracuse N Y Star said In 1852 The women at the tomfoolery con vention now being held In this city talk as fluently of the Bible and Gods teachings in their speeches as If they could draw an argument from Inspiration in maintenance of their womens rights stuff The poor creatures who take part In the silly rant of brawling women and Aunt Nancy men are most of them ismlzers of the rankest Mrs Stanton and Miss An thony went before the New York Islature to ask for the right of a marred woman to her own wages and to equal guardianship of her children the Albany Register of March 1854 saidWhen these female propagandists of womans rights confined them selves to tho exhibition of short pot ticoats and the holding of conventions and speechmaking the people were disposed to be amused by them as they would by the wit of a clown In a circus or tho performance of a Punch and Judy show on fair days or the mlnlstrelsy of gentlemen with blackened faces playing on banjos the tambourine the bones but they never comtemplated that thcso ex otic agitators would come up to our legislature and ask for tho passage of laws upholding and sanctioning their wild and foolish doctrines That was a flight of impudence hardly re garded as possible No man supposed they would abandon their private theatricals and walk up to capitol and Insist that their performances shall bo held in legislative halls Tho people outside and especially those interested In leg Islative work are beginning to ask ono another how long this most egregious ridiculous humbug Is to be permitted to obstruct tho progress of Lushness Compare tho comments of the press fifty years later upon work of this same woman and judge for your selves who It is that Is leading us on ward and upward are others however more capable than to eulogize the life if this un selfish mother and friend to human- Ity and to give a detailed account of her Indefatigable work for over a half a century So simply pay to this magnificent woman the tribute of my admiration and my tears Rest from your toils dear friend Your work will live after you and help redress tho wrongs of time Your heart aches and sorrows for your ters are past forever kindly arms of mother nature enwrap you In peace and restfulness and as time rolls on In ceaseless cycles all living will follow you in your return to the great natural mother HARRIET 11 CLOSZ OLE SOJER DONT LIKE DAVY Fairmont W Va Nov 18 02 Editor Blade Will you send me or copies of Blade of Nov 10 1902 By chance a copy of your paper fell Into my hands am 06 years old and have read tho good book for 40 years and have long since conic to the conclusion that If David tho King of Israel was a man after Gods own heart dont want to be I was a soldier In Sheridans cav aIry and swear by hills that book eternal that If Lincoln Grant or Sheridan had served mo as King David served Uriah tho Hittite would have hauled back and knocked h out of them before would have carried that letter to Joab the Captain of the Host Its awful to believe such stuff I do not want something for nothing so send mo tho copies ask for and you may hear front mo later Truly ELLIOTT MORRIS LOOK TO YOUR Wo havo blooming In our yard at Quakeracre November 20 hollyhocks splrai nasturtiums morning glories Sweet Betsys and japonicas and had snowballs the last of October THE DIFFERENCE At San Jose Calif Jackson Stoll a church treasurer having stolen 1500 frofn his treasury suicided Not much said about it common thing If treasurer Wnmsley of the L P wero to steal ten or fifteen thousand dollars out of tho N L P treasury It would be reported all over the country STANTON AUSTIN CRADDOCK TheH- UMANITARIAN TRINITY During the past few weeks tho Lib orals of America have sustained loss in the death of Elizabeth Stanton Kate Austin and Ida C Crad dock which decades of tine and the untiring efforts of many willing work e ers cannot repair This feminine trinity who have f made the exit from lifes stage ultaneously have stamped their per sonality upon the audience of the world Each year as women Christendom travel the road towar the heights of wisdom tho Imago of theso reformers will become more elect ly defined upon tho intellectual horlon and In time Inspire the minds of superstition darkened sisters to achievements equaling their own sleepinyg e distress and tears and heart break lings of the mothers of the race Their rest Is deserved for they have re moved many of the obstructions which Impeded progress toward equal ity They have begun the demolition of tho Bastilo of religious governmen havee thdchests of tradition and dragged onn Theyfcauses for Inequality of sex or race In doing these things they have been subjected to the fiery ordeal of criti cism by the conservative and ostra cism by the ultrareligious while their work has been misunderstood and repudiated by the great majority of women they tolled to emancipate But while sick at heart and burn Ing with Indignation at tide terrible atrocities perpetrated against their sex under the guise of divine decrees these women have not faltered but have labored unceasingly to lift the race to an elevation of equity justice and purity Though they traveled different paths the prophetic mind can discern in the not far distant fur ture the point where the three paths merge Into one and beyond a little way the goal of the emancipation of mothers and through them the nat ural and equitable adjustment of past and present Inequalities Thin half century of ceaseless service for her sisters by Elizabeth Cady Stanton has made possible the tasks which workers who are still In the field must perform The decades of time devoted to the destruction of tho idea that dead men should rule the race through a privileged few by Kate Austin clearly outlines the work which should be strenuously pursued by surviving reformers until relief Is assured The years of social seclu slop and political persecution endur ed by Ida C Craddock that women might understand nature and free themselves from the dominion of sex slavery should arouse to activity ev cry Liberal and every woman that future sex servitude may cease Tho laurel wreath upon the brow of tho Matriarch Elizabeth Cady Stanton needs no additional leaf from me A product of the West Kate Austin spent her youthful years not fifteen miles from my home and I pluck from tho Iowa forest a thrifty natural shrub and place It on her bier a tribute to sterling worth of my sister whose early life under adverse circumstances paralleled my own Upon the last resting place of Ida C Craddock drop a tear of gret for her untimely end of appreciation for her work for women and of hope for its full fruition The Influence of these women will increase as years pass Their names will forever adorn the walls of the of reICormersThey have fought a good fight Peace to their ashes HARRIET CLOSZ Webster City Iowa Nov 1902 DOG FENNEL Gets a Pretty Letter from Lexington Lexington Ky Nov 20 1902 Door Charlie Put mo down for a copy of Dog Fennel In the Orient Am glad you havo determined to take the trip and have no doubt you will give us a book Thick with sparkling Orient gems- suggest you take along with you a big bunch of Dog Fennel the old virtue might come back to It over there and enable you to do without your spectacles and see clearer while looking up things Above the lowly plants It grows And in an earlier ago than ours powerLostAlso take along with you a bunch Iltepthethe Syrian stars look down upon you They of genus Pulex are said to be nippers hind numerous from Beersheba even unto Dan and are likely to pester outhe same that were wont to nflllct tho people of the Lord pestiferous and provoking profanity tho latter you will not want to Indulge In while viewing the sacred scenes That is the Mount of Olives Beth any lies beyond It The most sacred eyes that ever looked on this world have gazon on those ridges It was there Ho used to walk and teach With shame and humiliation one looks toward spot where that Inex pressible Love and Benevolence lived yearnIngfor all our race and whenco the big ots and traitors of his day led him away to kill him quotedIsWishing you all the pleasure and profit you anticipate rind a safe re turn Yours very truly T D BALLARD CALL FOR SECOND ANNUAL CONGRESa OF NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTYnnnnnn UnitedIYou 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 dan ger that the black flag of Theocracy capItolRepublic of Paine and Jefferson in Agese It hceIcreatethe 19th Century the more marvelous and the happiest period In the history of the world Previous to ftie century of Amer ican Freedom the entire earth was filled with cruelty and barbarism and all mankind were under the galling priestlydespotismworlds Inhabitants who could read and write had no Illumination but the light of a candle and the work of the world was done by the muscles of man and beast The human brain In this universal atmosphere of kingly and priestly slavery could know noth ing of the laws of Nature and the chemical and physical properties of matter nor of any of the processes of the world around them and war misery pestilence ignorance and fam- Ine were the common heritage of tho 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 COMPARISON OF INFIDELITY AND CHRISTIANITY I had just read that two Catholic women died In the Lepers hospital near New Orleans and that another Catholic woman Immediately volun teered to go and take the place of printthatmaking such a sacrifice Eight years ago my Infidel niece a young lady of sufficient means to believing tobeCincinnati though silo was of frail constitution patientof itt and kept it a secret from any nearlythroiighmIt whenItwould not permit her to prosecute It and has recently married a wealthy lawyer of Washington City ARMSTRONG WANTS TO BE LIKE BRANN That eccentric and pugnacious Tex Isonomyhasreenslavement of negro This will do to go with Charles Carrolls absurd claim based like many ab negroIsvice to the white man argument based on the presumption that the silly aspect of human nature known as race prejudice will persist through all time and can down the law of evo lution is of course too selfstultifying to be worthy of serious Comment Armstrongs ambition Is to be like Brann Brann was in favor of exterminating the Negro race but in this instance Armstrong wants to go Brann one better by put ting the Negro back Into slavery HES GOT HIS TOMMYHATCHET Cincinnati 0 Nov 02 Dear Bro Moore Your friendly proclamation In this weeks Blade necessarily pleases a peaceloving person like myself But know you for a militant old Mohican who Is apt to bury the hatchet and then go out and dig up an axe so Ill keep my hand on my tomahawk when see you coming Ill smoke the calumet with you but Ill take the precaution of wearing my hair short Yours In armed neutrality WALTER HURT CommentI aint afraid of the tomahawk of any man who cant spell ax REDUCED RATES Via Queen crescent Route On the first and third Tuesdays of each month low one way trip rates are In effect via the Queen Crescent Route to points in Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Louis- Iana North and South Carolina Ken tucky and Virginia For Information call at City Ticket Office Lexington Ky or address W RINEARSON P A Cincinnati A PREACHER OF THE GOSPEL Painesvllle 0 Nov 15A sensa Iton was sprung hero today when i I 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 organiza tion It can only be done by the com bined and cooperated work of the lovers of liberty In America and we confidently appeal to each and ALL 0 OF YOU In this great move the 19th Century the has dawned upon us with the spirit or kingcraft and priestcraft relncar rated and unless the soldiers of freedom rally like our fathers did to re rlst the power of kings and priests the freedom of the 19th Century will be forever lost the Republic overthrown and the napes of humanity blasted In view of this appalling contem plation we confidently appeal to yo to come by hundreds to annual conference and make it a memorable event In the history of our distracted country It Is a trite but truthful saying that Eternal vigilance Is the price of liberty Never before In the history of the world was there a more imperative demand for vig ilance than now because It Is an open secret that a tripartite agreement no 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 to 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 Importance will come before the Conven tion T J BOWLES President- J WILSON Vice President JOSEPHINE HENRY 1st V P HARRIET CLOSZ 2d P MORGAN WAMSLEY Treas W F JAMIESON Secretary Sheriff Hughes arrested Rev Frank M Hung until recently pastor of the First Baptist Church on a warrant charging him with producing crimin al operation on Miss Phoebe Me Keewan At tho same time a suit allegedIJetra ABOUT CLERGYMEN Presbyterianchurch at Bedford City Va for mis appropriation of funds whlloIn Rev Dr John Reid Presbyterian and had to be carried out DynlaCatholicput In Jail having been caught with a pistol In his possession and threat ening Adam S Karona who had charged the priest with immorality with Kaaronas wife Brooklynthe funds of the Howard Colored phan Asylum and of criminal con duct with some of girl orphans Rev E Tart negro Baptist of Rich mond Va Is charged with keeping money collected to build a church REDUCED RATES Via Queen Crescent Route On the first and third Tuesdays of each month low one way and round- trip rates are In effect via the Queen Crescent Route to points In Tenn essee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Louisiana North and South Carolina Kentucky std Virginia For information call at City Ticket Office or ad dress W C RlNEARSON P A Cincinnati Ohio DOG FENNEL FOR THE BRITISH Fairmont Springs Kootenay B Nov 10 1902 Dear Mr Hughes- will try to get some subscribers for the B B but there are not ninny people In tills part of the country But got you some last year Put me down for C C Moores Dog Fennel and the Blade Magazine for which will send enclosed 100 Yours truly- SAMUEL BREWER CAMPBELLITES NEST Wapakoneta 0 Nov 17 02 Friends Moore and Hughes Please save one stalk of Dog Fen nel for me Will renew for Blade soon live In a big nest of Camp bellltes but will try to get some re cruits for Made W H H WILLIAMS DES MOINES CAPITAL PIOUS The Des Molnes 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hours Port and eats cars i uueui ar tt till UboIIH I RINUON y BLUE GRASS BLADE 1 00 tii MRS MARthA i HIGHER ON YE OLDEN THYME Mr Editor Now that the peerless Elizabeth has disappeared from your quartet of women writers you have a trinity left Josephine Harriet and Lucy and they male a trinity hurd to be beaten I doubt if any other paper In this country can show a trinity I am sure no other paper could show anything approximating to your quartet But in spite of all your blessings in that direction Josephine seemed to think that the mite of the widow Hicker should be added being a biblical wo man doubtless she thinks Matthew 25 29 is applicable So here goes Last Friday attended a memorial meeting herethe suffrage girls Christian Temperance Women and a few outsiders wanted to honor Mrs Stanton so they met and proceeded to give testimony concerning her was amazed You really would have thought that our Elizabeth had been a teacher In a Methodist Sab bath Schoolone thing Is certain the churches still hold their ownand other peoples or at least they try to do so Nearer My God to Thee was sung and it seemed very much like a prayer meeting was the last person called upon to speak and I chang ed the aspect of the meeting some what read Elizabeths views on the Bible and something of her work in the Freethought line was the only person present who had over seen her and spoke whereof Imewone Christian woman saidr the religion of her mother was good enough for her said 140 years had changed everything but religion At that time there was not a single white man in what is now Kentucky and Ohio and Indiana or Illinois Then what is now the most flourish ing part of the United States was as little known as the country in the heart of Africa itself It was not till that Boone left his hone in North Carolina to become the first settler in Kentucky and the pioneer of Ohio did not settle till twenty yeas later Canada belonged to France at that time and Washington was a modest Virginia Colonel and the United States was the most loyal part of the British Empire and scarce ly a speck on the political horizon in dlcated the struggle that In a few years was to lay the foundation of the greatest Republic In the world An hundred and thirtyfive years ago there were but four small newspapers in America Steam engines had not been imagined and locomotives and railroads and telegraphs and postal i cards and friction matches and revel yore and percussion caps and breech t iN loading shot guns and Mauser rifles and stoves and furnaces and gas and a electricity were unknown Ealding- j s k fglutv sewing machines anthracit- coal and kerosene oil free schools Itit and spring beds and hair mattresses and lever watches had not been evolv ed The spinning wheel was in every family and clothes was spun and woven and made up in the family and the printing press was a cum brous machine worked by hand Down to 1814 every paper In the world was printed one side at a time on an or dlnary hand press and a nail or a brick or a knife or a pair of shears or scissors or a razor or a woven pair of stockings or an ax or n hoe or a shovel was not made In what Is now the United States In 1700 there were only post offices In the coun try and the whole extent of our post routes was less than 1000 miles cheap postage was unheard of so were envelopes nail had any one sng gested the transmission of messages with lightning speed he would have bee thought insane Since my re memberance houses were lighted with tallow candles and whale oil and have seen a saucer of tallow with a rag immersed doing duty for a light Now madame when you see how we matteraJbe Improved there as as much difference and as much Improvement in the religion of Ingersoll Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Freethought people generally as there Is between electricity and a saucer of tallow with a rag Perhaps you havent thought of It but if you will stay at home from church next Sunday and think it over you cannot help but see that your creed needs revision Creeds should not be Immovable they should be elastic and when we think that in 1850 there were but 9021 miles of railroad in the United States and now there are 199378 miles You see to keep up with the procession you must revise your creed Its old fashioned said 50 years ago when I was a child wore home made clothes knit stockings and calf skin shoes pumpkin hoods and cotton sunbonnets now we dress differently and the creeds of our ancestors need resmeltlng She said Did you ever have a creed I sari no except to pay one hundred cents on a dollar but know all about creeds My moth er was a devout member of the Free will Baptist Church have heard thousands of times except a man he born again he cannot enter Into the kingdom of God And man Included womanIt always did as far as pains and penalties were concerned Young people cannot have the faintest Idea of the terrific sermons that were preached in those days My husband was a Congregationalist Their creed Is complex from a mathematical standpoint They seem to think that three gods are one and one god Is taughtthatstand it until thought of a boy who said to his teacher when sho explain ed to him that figures dldnt lie You should see my sisters at home and then on tho street You will find r that figures do lie Doubtless by this time Josephine t Is sorry she told me to write you and can hear her say who Marilla But If you want to hear more con corning my knowledge of churches and creeds you can say go on Mnrllla MAUILLA M KICKER San Jose Cal Nov 20 30- 2SOCIALISM SHALL WE DISCUSS IT AT THE LEXINGTON CONGRESS OF THE P7 Of course at the Lexington Con gress of the National Liberal Party Friday Saturday and Sunday January 23 24 25 1903 303 the main ques tion for the house will be the Sep aration of Church and State but we will naturally discuss various matters germane thereto- I think possibly that there will be considerable effort to introduce cialism and think it would be well to have some understanding of It In is that we are under no obligation to introduce It or to prevent its introduction and that it may legitimately come up for our consideration- It seems to bo a laudable ambition among us to have it said when our Congress Is over that we had a happy and harmonious meeting but the very fact that we Infidels are fighting Christianity Is our own declaration that strife and opposition may be a means of developing truth and if after the Congress is over can real ize that we have gained much val uable information out of some bitterness and nccrlmony growing out of the discussion of Socialism shall be perfectly willing to have it have great confidence in Pres ident Bowies ability and disposition to manage such a debate fairly and we can do more there In a few hours discussion of Socialism face to face where every speaker male and fe male will be held rigidly to parka mentary methods and called down for personality and Irrelevancy than we can do In a years writing with no Impartial chairman to umpire the discussionI that Mrs Henry and Dr Wilson are both Socialists and I am notSocialism and Infidelity are not by any means synonymous and do not know of any Socialist paper that Is an Infidel paper but there are So cialists who are Infidels But for that matter while the leaders of the National Liberal Party are Infidels It Is not at all necessary that a man or woman In order to belong to the N L P shall be an every man and woman is to be his own or her own judge as to his or her fitness for membership In this organization wo all recognize that the only article of faith that con sistency requires one to endorse In order to membership In the party Is the one idea that state and church should be absolutely separate in the management of the affairs of this government and as there are many Christians who believe that way they inethe party as any of the various types of religious heresy- am quite certain therefore that represent the most competent sen timent of the N IjP when say Christians of any variety who are in favor of separation of church and state would be just as cordially wel comed into our organization as anybody In fact nobody in the organi zation has any right to demand to know what may be the opinion of any one on any subject the only pre sumption being that each member is opposed to the alliance of church and state and will express his or her position to such alliance In any way that he or she may think best think that all Socialists and all Christians who are opposed to the alliance of church and state would he consulting their own Interests to have their views represented at the Lexington Congress Oscar I TPut me down for Dog Fennel in the Orient the Blade Maga zinc and Wilsons Poems and dont keep us waiting so long N B ORAYSON Little Hickman KyHello Put me down for Dog Fennel In tho Orient Ill not be last Bring me as a souvenir a mottle of water from the spring that Jesus secured the wa ter from that was turned Into wine Ill furnish the bottle Also a piece of the line that Peter caught that fish with that had the money in his mouth and a she descendant of the cock that crowed when Peter yarned If living will be with you at tho January Congress in Lexington Wish Ing you a pleasant voyage- J W OVERSTREET Smithland Iowa Enclosed 100 for membership fee In National Lilt oral Party Put me down for Dog Fennel in the Orient The dollar will reach you a short time before you sail for the land of darkness Keep tne good work going DR L S STOLL ExCatholic Coopers Mills MaineI will send you 100 by the th of December for the Blade would feel out it It is getting better every week would try to get you some subscrio ers but the people are all hard shell Baptists here and they think will go to hell for reading such a paper E R HOWARD COMING TO SEE ME Dodge Ky Nov 22 02 Dear Bro Moors- want to be In Lexington January 21 25 and bring my wife and daughter with me They are very In telligent for church members Bro Hughes promised to take me to see you some Sunday as soon as can get a new suit of clothes want to shake your hand and talk matters and Brother Hughes may think am not doing much for the cause but when come will makoo both of you feel a dollar or two better E O NICHOLS MRS DEXHElMERd stoRY ABOUT ASSASSINATING TEDDY From the Now York Heralds ac count of the Dexheimer Roosevelt matter take the following- A woman converted front tho Infidelity of Anarchy to Christianity has just disclosed an alleged Anarchist plot by which she says President Roosevelts life was threatened three times The meeting at which the fatal lot was drawn was held at Paterson Im mediately following tho assassination of President McKlnley Tho woman who now tells a startling story of Anarchistic plotting was a leader of the Reds in Eastern New Jersey and attended every important meet- Ing of the organization- She attended meetings after she became converted to Christianity through fear that her defection would become known She says she feared she would be murdered if her change of faith were known The woman told her story two years ago to her pastor and to others and her secret has been carefully guarded during all the interim Last Thursday she told it to the Mothers Club of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Hoboken It was In the nature of a confession and was made In a moment of religious the confession had been made publicly to the club members efforts were made to keep the matter a cret but too many knew of it and gradually more or less the truth leaked out The woman was finally cated by a reporter for The World She consented with the approval of her husband in retelling the story for publication She is Mrs Lena Dexhelmer She Is about fortyfive years of age and for a score of years had been first a Socialist and then an Anarchist and associated with anarchists in this city For more than a year she has been in constant fear of her life and several times the family have been forced to move COMMENT The words of Infidelity and archy show the eagerness of Chris tians to damage Infidelity by lying and Imputing Immorality to Infidelity keep a standing challenge to everybody to send me any anarchist par per with marked passages in it to show that it is nun an Infidel paper and nobody ever sends me such a oneThe woman Dexhelmer is entirely unknown to me and to the best of my knowledge and belief equally un known to every Infidel editor or Infi del organization in the world According to her own account of herself she has been a member of the Methodist church at the same time that she was a member of an An archist organization There is noth ing in her own language to Indicate that she was ever an Infidel She certainly does not say so TLe Infi del organization to which I belong has plainly declared against anarchy I am willing to let any Anarchist be heard in my paper Just I am willing to grant that privilege to a Christian but in each case Up It in order to expose the errors of anarchy or of ChristianityftRnbino the Anarchist who lately tried to kill King Leopold wan from Italy the most Christian country in the world and where never heard of an Infidel publication or Infldol or ganization In all the murders of rulers by anarchists nobody ever heard of one of them saying ho was an Infidel Of the seven men executed at Chi cago for anarchy one was a preach er and nobody can send me an Infi del expression from any one of them nobody can show that any one of them was a member of any Infidel or ganization in the world or that he took any Infidel publication in the worldI read their speeches and do not remember ever to have reail an Infidel sentiment from any of theili Anarchist newspapers annually pub lisp eulogies of these men on tho jtu nlversarles of their execution but no Infidel paper in the world does and nobody can send me a line from any Infidel paper honoring the Chicago will go on as they nl always dolylng about beinganarchlsts A Catholic Christian Anarchist assassinated McKinley asked from the very first that the villain should be executed and I am glad he was exe cuted CONSCIENCE MONEY Winterset Iowa Nov 19 02 Charles C Moore Dear BrotherA few days ago I wrote complimenting you and your courage the fairness shown by you in discussion in your paper c mentioned the fact that I am a sub scriber and not naming the fee paid also told you to put my namo down for Dog Fennel in the Orient and sent one cent to forward a paper to a next issue you come out in a long article about shortages in nances This caused me to think The Blue Grass Blade one year 50 cents Dog Fennel 100 one paper for warded one cent Cant see where your profit comes In Judging by the worth of the par per I believe tho book will be worth more than 100 1e paper am sure is worth more than 100 a year and am getting It for 50 cents I am ashamed to allow It so to continue and as a sort of conscience money find enclosed 50 cents which feel that yet justly owe you on my present subscription without moving it up one day The club rate was proper for the purpose of getting it Into my hands but after an acquaintance with tho paper do feel that every true eral should ho ashamed to accept the paper for 50 cents While we so much appreciate the good work that you are doing we should not forget that we are trip pling you and standing in the way of progress when wo accept your paper for the small pittance of 50 cents As a rule I fear we Freethinkers u 1 fire too much Inclined lo pat some one on the hack and Urge him oil for the support of the cause This Is only natural Should our failure to support the enterprise cause the Blue Grass Blade to suspend we are not told that any would go to hell for such failure to do our part We are not threatened with any such things as are the nonpaying or thodox We are simply left to do or not to do To do means to help In tho remov al of the great cloud of superstition yet hanging over us No to do means to lie under the cloud Had our an cestors the liberal minded only done their duty the work would have been much further along than It was believe the liberal minded of this generation can do nothing more worthy or commendable than to earnestly engage In the struggle to hand down the posterity a religion free from tra dition and superstition use tho word rongion You may call it religion morals or what you please just so it untrammels the intellectual faculties and teaches men to do right for the sake of doing right How much more one could appre elate a reward won In this way than if we should do the right thing her cause we are scared into it Find my 50 cents conscience ey am a Unitarian but would like to am a Unitarian but would like to attend the N L P Congress at Lex ington Yours trulyT WHIR EXCATHOLIC AGAINST CATHOLIC ISONOMY Armstrong of Isonomy who was for years at a Catholic school re proaches me because print from oth er newspapers the villainies of the clergy those with women predo lnat L S Stoll an ExCatholic of Smlthtown Iowa sends me a copy of the Sioux City Iowa Journal of November in which he has marked the following items Rev C B McKay Methodist in dieted for rape upon Ida Kraft a girl under years old and the seduction of her sister Clara Kraft aged 1000 in each case in default of which ho was put in jail Baptistpreacher dead In each others em brace In the church of which he had charge saysThe the de velopments of the case was the dis preacherstrunkinent in church work in different cit ies Each of these writers expresses an llllct love for the minister They make strong evidence that the min ister had been leading a double life for years BaptistCountycharged with too great familiarity with some of the lady teachers under himThenthere Is an account of such a disturbance at a Catholic clfiirch in Manila that the police had to be called in to quell it Seems to me that a great church organ like Isonomy ought to address clergytoSioux City Journal insteal of to a little 4page affair like the B G B RHYME AND RYTHM PICTURE The press and the stage are the true reflections of the condition of society With the reports from our criminal and divorce courts the in uendoes cheap wit and relation in almost every column of our papers the subrosa rumors In social circles of matrimonial infelicity and the dramas and burlesques on the stage depicting domestic dissensions sire ly our domestic system must be in an alarming condition All these things create a degraded public son timent regarding the marriage rein matedof the whole question there may be evolved a better system that will bring greater happiness to both wo men and men Certain it Is the lover of today Is a very different typo of man from the husband and the avlfe loses her identity and is not recogniz able as the bright eyed sweetheart of other days A topical song now being sung on the American Stage photographs in rhythm and rhyme the real conditions in matters matrimonial Its words are as followo When two little hearts are two Life is a season of mirth Its not till theyre one that you Discover just what youre worth If we were courting the Universe Would center in you admit If we were married Twould be the reverse Youd bo it And Id be nit icii two little hearts ate two Vy things right you do Youre up in the air And sorrow and care Can never catch up with you Hearts of gold are spun Faces beam like the sun But Oh what a case Of Icicle face When two little hearts aro One When two fond little hearts are two Loves tender language they speak When united they seldom write And speak about once a week Dovey soon thinks to bill and coo The chlefest earthly Ills Lovely d prefer It If there were- a few More coos and fewer bills When two little hearts are two Expenses are all too few You want to buy rings And diamonds and things And nothing thats cheap will do Wine never shun Blowing yourself Is fun But Oh you get chills At jfunary bills Wlfrt two little hearts are One JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky T p o The Best- Advertising School There is a school teaching advertising by mall with offices at Spruce Street New York It not called an advertising school but it Is without a doubt the best advertising school in existence This school Is nothing more nor less than Printers Ink a week ly Journal for advertisers It deserves the wellearned title The Little Schoolmaster- For twelve or fifteen years Printers Ink has been the recog nized authority on good advertising throughout tho civilized world Printers Ink Is so valuable to the business man because It teaches the underlying principles of advertising It distinguishes between good and bad advertising It teaches good display It teaches retail wholesale department store mall order and cv cry other kind of advertising It tells why Eome advertising has been successful aril why some has failedIt sound business principles It describes the worlds best window displays- If you are engaged in business of any kind you cant invest moro profitably than by subscribing for Printers Ink Many a single Idea will be worth more than the subscription pricePrinters Ink easily slips in your coat pocket the busy man can read It at odd moments as when waiting for a car a shave etc 10 c brings a sample copy5 pays for 52 weeks Write for SPECIAL CLUB OFFER which expires December SI Printers Ink10 Spruce Street New York City POPE LEO Jocularly Refers to Rumors of His Illness Rome Nov 21Ma reception of 500 Piedmontese pilgrims today the Pope jocularly referred to unfounded rumors yesterday of his indisposition adding My time has yet to come We have many things to accomplish before deat- hCommentIf the Pope really be lieves that he is going to a heaven of eternal and ineffable happiness when ho dies and he must certainly die before long how can ho speak jokingly about his death and show just as much disposition to hold onto life as other people do If thought going to Europe would relieve mo of all trouble should want to get there as soon as possible And tho same way about going to heaven If the Christians believe in eternal and absolute happiness In heaven I do not see why they are not continually longing to die GOOD JOKE ON THE BIBLE- A newspaper clipping has been sent me from which take the following That the present generation is far less familiar with the Bible than ita predecessors hardly needs demonstra tion If there Is any doubt President Th wing of the Western Reserve Uni versity at Cleveland removed it recently when he tested the Biblical far miliarity of his freshman class mum luring 34 The results of President Tliwlugs investigations have been published in a magazine and havo caused wide comment The article was read In many n household with superior rmiles only to be changed to confusion when It was found that not ninny could answer all the ques tions with any degree of definiteness or exactness President Thwlng for his test It will he recalled selected extracts Tennyson containing supposedly well understood Biblical references The results were enough to have made our Bible rending forefathers turn in their graves Nine out of tho 34 in tho class failed to understand tho ref erenco My sin was a thorn Among tho thorns that girt thy brow fwent four knew not of the vow of Jeptha referred to In the lines The godless Jeptha vows his child To one cast of tho dice Nineteen had never heard of Ruth nnd fleas Twentyeight knew noth ing of the gourd of Jonah Only nine understood a reference to Lots wife Twentyeight were ignorant of the meaning of Joshuas moon in Aja lon All allusions to Christs mir ache at Cape were lost upon And most surprising of them all only 12 could clearly explain the deeply sig nificant words Let her eat it like the serpent and be driven out of her paradise RiV DR SAYS WE MLoT NOT SWEAT Presiding Elder E Mandvllle said President Eliot views things through his Unitarian spectacles The churcnes that have denied the divin tty and the atonement of Jesus Christ have gone to smash and President Eliot thinks tho orthodox churches are ruined too but he Is mistaken There were never before such vitality In Chrlstltnlty such activity and enterprise in Christian work and such glorious results from the preaching of the gospel What a quibble that Is about the Bible pronouncing a curse on labor that ho made It disreputable until 100 years ago Dr lIot ought to have more sense than to confound work with toll Work is enjoyable and en nobling but toll painful and degrad- Ing The curse pronounced on Adam fallen was that in the sweat of his brow he should eat bread and that refers to excessive toll CommentThe work above shows Ij the ignorance of preachers workldIlabor are synonyms In ordluarylaborerweather would die from heat LIBERAL LECTURES lecturesbyWashingtonCincinnati Brunswick Maine Put me down for Dog Fennel In the Orient Dr Wilsons Poems and tho Blade Maga zinc will send tho money in ad vance if you want It am going to send you a Christmas present of a dollar or twoI S 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