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BLUE GRAS BLADEI 1 08J20cJj 23 l1I1n EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 9100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL XI NO 12 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY DECEMBER 7 E M302YEAR 1h u 11 ItIIf Jn- J 1 fJ tlz1r 1 TERMS OF Till BLADE IititIfor year 100 Kid binned fur ono your 3504 1Terms1111 per year In advance of llvi 10 ceutn foreign HiiliHcrliition Make all Money Orders Onifltf and Kxpresn Orders payalilt to llio KyIthin olllco giving your old as well all the very nddrcsu When you send your tnibHeriptinn nay tubIThe address Hllp on lilt paper will show antiexserve at a receipt lie date change as soon as llio Hubsiriber paya- HubscriptlouH to thin publication are UIIIIHIIIso r cered until the paper is paid for In full up to date and ordered dlscon of publication East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall Matter Address all communications to J BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Cumberland Telephone 307 Club Rates and Sample Copies The Blade wll be sent for 50 cents a year each for any order for FIVE or more Sample copies will he sent free THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make it those who sell it and those who drink It believe from the time It Issues from the tolled 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 coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the of deathlit the Kiiiudes of the insan- Ity of the poverty of tilt Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug Bin at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for I bread of the men of genius it has wrecked of the millions who have with Imaginary serpents by tlis devilleli thing jlslruggled you think of the jails of of the prisons and of upon either bank n that every thoughtful man prejudiced againt the dnmncd stuff called alcohol a HOBCRT INUtiRSOLL Keep Church and State forever separatcGrlntn Is this gov ernment founded upon the Christian ref IgionWashingtonThe Church and State should be absolute Garfield COLLEGE of MEDICINE SURGERY Chicago rFour years Graded Course Laboratories fully quipped Abundance of Clinical Material PEES MODERATE Fall term optis In Write today for SeptembctI FLORENCE DRESSIER 245247 Ashiand Avo Chicago III t i kt t KAUFMAN BRONSTON RAGE OR MAYOR Of LEXINGTON IITTLR STORY OF HOW CHRISTIANITY ann ITt LITTLE WORK Vhnl ant Collie lo say here Mild without any Ir ledge or on nivance of unit MOI Kaufman atu will probably be obj ted to by him Bill am Haying iii my own hook tad for Hie public OMIH Kaufman an bin name im plies a Jew std be deep not be lieve the Jew put of Ihn Bible any more than he tines the Christian part Ho hoe served the city of Lexing ton in the State Legislature and its City Council as President of the Board of Aldermen and as City Treas urer Christian oiflcertrln Lexington have stolen public ntnneyttutll our meal newspapers are continually tilled by scandals of that kind gains Iho nanio if mans ICauf man thorn stand not a nlnglo charge of moral or Inlelleclual niitltneHM for any office the gift or tho American people lo hi a mat of yearn ox perience hilt whole help Identl fled with the Interests of Lexington and no liner character ever lived Hie town Two or Ibree years agit h0 had tit a partner an excellent gentleman Marrn an olllcer In llio llnost of Iho vo Canipbelllto churches in Lexing ton Great business deprenHlou over look Iliein Alarm killed his son anti attempted lo kill wile and daugh tar anti then killed himself The nervoiiH shock lo Kunfnmii almost killed him His frlepds slid llio Jew unshed by tho liristlaim to bo a hissing and a byword for killing Jo ails always hits friends came to his assistance with money and today ono of thin most beautiful and active nail siiceeHsfnl business houses In NLexlng ton the clothing hoiiflo of Atones Kaufman rn ely go tutu any liijSlnesrt house In Lexington My wife buys all my cloths and keeps mo fay lag by buy rIhuhaterYTtmtnesJs house of Mr Kaufman to see about a matter of pure charity that ho as doing for a poor penitentiary convict and in the 20 minutes that had to wait there were 20 customers of both sexes- Kaufman give rna tiOthat is he loaned It to me which is Just the tiaino Nobody ever heard of a poor Jew but when they come round beg ging for poor Christians there Is no than readier to put up his money than announced himself a can dldato lot Mayor of Lexington Mr Walter S Rronnton both Dem ocrats announced himself and Kauf man withdrew his name because he saw there was no use of going up agin the game- Bronston is a young lawyer sharp as a tack about the same slzo and has a head on him in about the same proportion Ho came to Lexington sluice Kaufman was established as one of the most valuable citizens of the town I never heard a word for or against Bronstons morals and do not know or even surmise anything either way never go into the Lexington Court House except in tone rwo case in which both nlrtea actually want to know tie truth and then they send lot me to tell it to them anti what ever say goes and hunts tho end of that particular case fo there sit the hat hobnob with lilt lawyers and rte judfcc and the other blgwlgn- year or so ago was there anti Mr W S Bronslnii matte a fine npecch to the average jury male up of a Ifit of country hayseeds and round Iowa buminciu the twelve com bined having about ao much brains as would outfit a man of fair medi ocre attainments HimiHtnn stuffed them with relig lull IIUi a TlninkHgivIng turkey with nysleis am writing junl the tiny bo bat Christian festival llroimum had much to say about Itlblo and Cod and Jesus Christ cull tin whole cerulean gang dill tot surprise me at all bo cause not only know it was ono of the tricks of the trade lint knew his daddy was a linen Campbellite and his granddaddy and used to whoop cm up together from the Cirnpbellite pulpit Just as soon aa Brcnston finished hit speech he darted to mo and drawing his chair up to mo whispered to me liiusly Dont say anything about whit said believe just like you do but it would break moth Ills heart to hear its dii not reiniMiiber to haw said anything Its not my habit to cork screw tilings tit anybody hill It a fellow comes to me anil tells inn miinilhliiK that may want to use snmotiiuc nod after he has told it all asks me not to say anything about have generally sense enough tint to tiny anything My recollection is that my mind wail occupied by my surprise tint his mother was living Still according to the rules of ev idence In itiich cases If llrouston would now say that by nil that was high and holy that never would toll anybody could say would be that he could not prove It and positive memory would out weigh my absence of memory Them Is not a man in Lexington and line not been in my yearo who would tual e ns good a Mayor for that city id Kaufman would for at leas- tun good reasons that could give There nro 1000 men std 2000 wo men in Lexington any one of whom would make halter Mayor than BiTuuilon would arid could give good reasons for saying this but Bronston is n Campbell lie and they have flue churches and two colleges in anlillnnfmauIt Is true that all of im would have folksInot Itr- Hint God never would even Hpenk to anybody a Jew anti Its run that always considered all tainpbelllles and Amnrltes oath HI idles and Ichusllcit and Perlxltert a set of heathen not worth noticing but that sari no lee In a Mayoralty election In Lexington II dont mule any difference what Rronaton really believes about the Bl hie all ho lOB to do is simply to pre tend that he believes it anti he gala hare Eli DR WILSONS ARTICLE TODAYS ISSUE OO YOU WANT IT PAMPHLET FORM am so well impressed with Ur WilsonH article In todays Issiio that think should bo preserved In pamphlet form such shape eau bo made to do missionary work much better than by newspaper Men eau carry it in their pneketst and past it arumthis article touches dust upon all the existing party std governmental conditions a hhIIHol slew of Ihe whole field of politics It points out tho drift of public sentiment and marks tho sure course of evolution Such an article would not bo accept ed and printed by any other paper tho whole maul Why Because contMiis too much of jIt to lie In the bunds of every voteriln the land If enough of you tnlnk likewise and nieiillllnR to clvo meforders miffl phi et form will do no will hold the type for ten iayt If enough or ders come In by that time to protect me from loss will print several thousand pamphlets The price will bo ten cents each or twenty five for one dollar Let me have your orders at once if you want them JAB E HUGHES Pub HOSTAL RIGHT The decision of tie United States supreme court In the matter of the school of magnetic healing at Nevada Mo constitutes a merited rebuff to the third postmaster general This functionary hall assumed a postal chic tatorship over the morals and the religious economic and sociological be liefs of the American people It was time that ae should be brought up with a round turn As the supreme court justly obsen es it is none of Assistant Poatmas ter General Maddens business whether people believe in magnetic healing or not It is no part of his duty to pass judgment upon the truth or er ror of peoples beliefs It Is not with in bin province to exclude from the mailrt on grounds of alleged fraud whlcn advocate or which ndvertistthemies to which he does not subscribe In other words Mr Madden a hired man tint an autocrat This has boon made pretty clear to hint in the decision referred to If he still fails to comprehend till situation the court will no doubt tike measures still fur ther to enlighten him The curse of tin pontolfiue depart ment and about 11ln1r Iblng that can bo charged against Itin the practice which Im grown up of in trust Ing to some trumpery twopenny official Ihe wholly Illegal and irrlta ting censorship of printed mail mat ter Is not huh Amor lea and only policy which excludes from the much matter which Is not clearly incendiary fraudulent or un clean a HiiMsitiu an American polity It may he necessary to net some jacks In ofilco into till street In order to secure the acceptance of this doc trlno by the postoffico department but tho supreme come shows that this doctrine is going to bo enforced whether tho jacks In ollco like it or not Chicago Chronicie Palmetto FlnYill tend one del In a week or two have taken the Blade eight or ton yearn sad like it now more linn verANORI3V COOK Uuicastcr shin Mark me down for a Dog IYnnell hank Hope yon will keep well and gather useful knowledge for yourself and us II you need the Sweet Willie before you tail send a dove as Noah did H C 1OntI ONO Ilracewill Iowa Send me u flog Fonnell book Send you dollar when you need itA SNOW Vlsnllu Calif Unclosed find ono dollar for renewal will subscribe for tho now bunk Dog Fennel In the OrlentA MITCHELL cc r SUICIDE tOF MH CEJRGE SHANKLIN SHEL BY PRQMINFNT CHRISTIAN CITIZEN OF LEXINGTON leorge 8 ihelby suicided In Lev Ington Sunday November by blow Ing his brains out with a pistol in his own home Snloldfl In Jpvlngton is so common that In conmjctlon with the history of tho town an the Athens of tin West It gets to he a thing worthy of I1teciai consideration In a paper like wlpwhl11 in of a national rather than jf a local character Tho reputation of Mr Shelby wan and exceptionally line Thifi tint Raid so far an ran understand tor- never kn w him because ho tied as iho ease with so many men who assays the proverb about Indians are never good until they are dead but from runny and varied sources including my own daughter get the Information that George Shelby unmarried aged 27 stood per haps at the terr head of the admira ble men of Lexington Shelby thQ first Governor of Ken tucky wart the greatgrandfather of the young ma n in question and the Shelby fami tints been distinguish ed from eartr history for their devo tion to hue fihrlstlan religion ex pounded by the Presbyterians the ly exception JUant know of being good Ike Shelby llio main feature tit whoso lifts wan his devotion to Christianity as expounded by Iho Rap lists limo Coroners jury and Inn public and have on doubt that suicided hilt the- heraldBlllyt Breeklnrldges paper he being a Prcshyterlan and related to the Shelbys sayH young Shelby shot himself in somnambulism and spins a theory an heft as the dewJeweled warp and woof that Arachne spreads to the balmy air of early Fall and Just about as strong and as logically gauzy as the rhetorical rhapsodies with which ho ensnares the comatose and spell bnnnd brain of tho weakling Jury that he as selected to apothc sixo some Christian scoundrel J whom bunging Is too good 41 Right by iKe side of this unreif able thenu Ahnnt young Shelby on daytlalh account suIcIde of one by the ramoulS n me of Benjamin Johnson but running your eye down the column you note that he was only a poor but trusted and honorable negro and no printers ink and cerebral matter are wasted on any attempt to show that poor Bens was not a case of plain suicide as the Police Court reporters call It plain dunk when the parties are poor people The most remarkable feature about these persons who are making Lexington a storm center of suicide la that they are all not only Christians but the only ones who reflect any credit upon the Christian delusion Lexington has furnished an array of Christian scoundrels who are still living and in the enjoyment of fine health and political salaries and emo luments who could best serve their country by adding some to the alco hol already In them so as to preserve them in large Jars to constitute a pay chical museum for a room In our big Carnegie library in Lexington or inI the Smithsonian at Washington but that kind never suicide On the other hand they show rather an inordinate disposition to live and live off theI very bet that the country affords regardless of little conventionalities about meum and tuum Brecklnridge tells a beautiful storI about how the tired and weary split of young Shelbyfor he seems to bas r suicided from dlspondency and insomnia caused by overwork In a railroad oillce soared away to eter nal rest with God but Solomon Gods special pet distributer of Inspired Ink says Nay verily This paragon of Biblical wisdom deposes as follows salil in mine heart ct rain g the estate of the sons of men that God might manfeat them nail that they night see that they themselves are beasts For that which befalleth Bona of men befallelh beasts even one thing befalleth them as the ono dleth to dieth the yea they all have one breath so that a man hath no prey eminence above a beast for all Is vanity All unto one place all are of the dust and all turn to dust lnoweth tho spirit of a man that goeth upward and the spirit of the beast that going downward to the earthWherefore perceive that there Is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own works for that Is his portion for who shall tiring him to see what be after him tEe closlastes to whether we shall live otter death therefore we have Solomon llio wisest man In the Hlble and In the greatest scientist In that line known to the world to say plain ly that man is an animal that dies liko any other animal anti that that Is till last of him on one subs and an uneducated Jewish carpenter who was hung for sedition and Billy Brecklnridgo on tho other side tillpeople will have to decldo for them selves It stay not bo necessary to draw the moral from this as I gen orally do but It takes line upon lino and precept upon precent to enlighten a Christian Give me a fair average mind that blank and unprepossessed on this sub ject and It Is easy to explain to that man simply an animal that tiles like any other animal and that the story of the soul Is an iridescent dream and vagary materialized Into Chrlntlan dogma from heathen poet ry but get a man and till worse a woman Into whom this superstition has been soaled with the mothers milk and you have all the difference that there is between Intelligently training a young horso for usefulness and breaking an old one from bad habits of many years And therefore use Iho same old moral If Ingernoll or MIS Stanton tho greatest man and woman Infidel of modern times had suicided the pulpit and such Christian papers ai the Lexington Herald would all say told you legitimate anti natural fruit of Infidelity If worn down by the caret of life byhristlansunkindness done mo by Infidels should put a pistol to my head anti blow out my poor old brains that had a right to be addled the name clergy of Lexington all of them of any prominence that used tho sains Her aId to jubilate over ray being sent to penitentiary would simulate their haul In laughing when my ca lamity carne and the sufferings of ray poor wilt and children would not emus the suspension of an Episcopal fair Ih rough the respect for the be reaved My family poor Negro Ren Johnsons dont belong to the aristo crat lo Christian wouldnt be good form doncherknow to gush over us Lexington chnreheM like those lit balance of the country except in the rural district have quit preach ing the gospelit has lost Its draw- Ing quality so distinctive of the fi- yplasterand they now preach from the newspapers nml religion is of for and by the newspapers and Rev Dr John W McGarvey King of nil the Campbellltes once lelnally tcok a co of the lilac Grass Blade Into the pit of the Broadway Christian church anti preached front It about me as hers ordinarily do from tho Bl about Jesus Christ hey preach about popular subjects you are not going to hear of any Stem preaching about the fact that at the B G Ulart into the pill other dlntlnvlivr for sulejJrH ig the very h igheCl of CUrl tlt retrain from any allusion to e fact that all of the people who are blow ing their brains out are Christians while the little band of Infidels around the town are hearing the hardships of life as best they can and dont kill themselves The pulpit and the sanctified press will conMnue to fiUntnato about In geroolls lecture on siuclde having given the Impetus to suicide and the Christians will continue to Ailclde and the Infidels will continue not to do it Peace to the ashes of George Shanklln Shelby LEGAL INTERPRETATION The recent decision by the Supreme Court in the case of the Magnetic healers at Nevada Mo should give Censor Madden Third Assistant Post master General a clearer view of his duties or rather of what are NOT his duties In refusing the mall facil ities to citizens of the United States And the comments of the press of the country In commendation of the instructions that this official Is not to be constituted a judge of the BE LIEFS of the people whether true or false show the healthy condition of public opinion In favor of free speech press and malls and every setback to public officials who disre gard tilt rights of the people is one more step toward liberty and Justice Unfortunately however we are com pallid to Walt for these decisions until cause gains a measure of popularity or a sufficient number of followers to command consideration These thing are of vital Import to nil liberals and contain the possibil ities of national growth or decay rVrf MAIDEN NAME little rlil hearing tit liuiulry about Adams last name to know what Rvos name was before she married Adam told her not heard that tuners was any mar riage ceremony but that thought her name must have been Eva Bare toot or Plnkear or Flratblush or Dim pleskin or Shadyleaf or something of that kind but she said she didnt believe knew and told me to ask your opinion Which was it It takes children to ask questions and the wonder ia that Sunday Schools have withstood the onslaught of queries from childish minds While you are on the subject of last names you might Inform ua In regard to some of the mothers In Israel as well as the fathers It seems In me It my husband nail were the father mother of the race nail our tarots Gardner our family would have retained that- Perhapssaute to tho sad of time this Is one of tho mysteries Somo College professor has declared that Adam and Evo were Chinese we may as well look for such names an Wingclip Fung ldc Quevecut or Rib slice but am not going to allow non essentials to Interfere with the Hef necessary to redemption HARRIET M CLOSZ TAAIiyt I TO J ORSBURN OF RORDLEY KENTUCKY flratpaglofDordler ofIthebirthvarious other matters have just coma questlongood man and herein candidly ad met that if statement Is correct I t1errornTIeand says that only just to give P a man n ehnnee to defend tho and aaks that article bo In the Blade am glad that the printed them am glad of portunity to acknowledge my trulhJIn quoting Genesis relating to selah and computing the time birth and death Editor twfBiblically the statement that such a one was the son of such another one and thatthis one lived ninny years after the birth of that one have constructed what each one claims a perfect chron ology of events yet these chronolo guts calculated the birth of Adam the3CUiC174 years B computed by hen tit These variations are all based Indlsputahlo pproxImnlingenerally accepted time IJunsen says chronologymakes a random guesfs at 20000 years Now if the Biblical scholars of the centuries hare gotten things In to such a tangle about Adam the most Importaant character In the 1OHllltorqo1Ve expected Dot that at this day wrong Irnprerfclcmc and calculations will be made and even misquota ions from the mastrbf mouldly dstlt tellnftCtIT Vic except In the diseased Imagination Zof barbarians will concede to Mr J G Orsburn with his undistorted Bible that he confessregardInggentlemanfromhow will as candidly and fairly ad mit that he has made In his article radical errors about the Christian re ligion These statements need cor rection In me interest of truth while neither truth nor humanity can pos sibly be effected by a correct history from an undlstorted Bible of Methu pTheIs evidently a preacher must have been intensely interested as well as amused at the copy of the Blade that fell Into his hands for beside Methuselahal intelligent women Mrs Henrys ob jection to wearing a husbands name They said that they could not motive for a woman objecting to wear a husbands name unless she wanted to wear the braatchec and was ashamed to come right out and say so Wearing a husbands name and wearing the breetches thero Is no such word in the lexicon may be expressions used by Intelligent women In Bordley but elsewhere in refined society women conversation with men do not use such Incorrect unre fined language Personal inneudoes and rude language answer neither ideas nor meats As to advice sent arguv the gentleman from Bordloy It waa entirely voluntary and gratuitous on his part and as have no use for It I return It to iun in Its original coarse package It need not bo wanted ho may find use for it among his latch ligent Indy friends am glad that Mr J lL has set me right on the OrsbllrnImatter and am also glad to edge my mistake JOSKPHIXE K Versailles Kentucky HENRYIREDUCED Via RATESJQueen and Cre On the first and third Tuesdays ofCeach month low one way trips are In effect via the Queen Cres cent Route to points in Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Louisiana North and South Carolina Ken tacky and Virginia For Information call at City Ticket Office Lexington Ky or address W C RINBARSON a P Cincinnati Ohio Point Isabel Ohio Enclosed tint order for One to continuum Blade anti one Dot Found VIOLA HIGGINS Towers KYAdd my same to your lint of orders for Pop Feuucl the Orient If It lo half ao good as your Rational View am sure win be I repaid ALLENE F HARRIS 7 I c AIJl1Lr GltA fSS lltIAt1J p PARTY PROBLEMS The Senate a Dogedoxn of Mil lionaires Monopoly is Cae tsar Trusts His Empire Militarism His Fortress DEITY AHDJJEVILJN COMBINE Men Are Made Subjects Babies Sent to Factories Labor Degraded The Rich Growing RicHer and Poor Growing Poorer THE CONSTITUTION IS A DEAD LETTER MONEY MAKES PRESIDENTS THE BALLOT PROSTITUTED CLASS PRIVILEGES ON HE INCREAS- ECONSCIENCELESS COURTS Corrupt Legislatures Rotten Munici palities These and Many er Questions as Vital and Dangers as Menacing EVERY NOW CONFRONT LIBERTYLOVINGAMERICAN I rWho Has the Manhood and Independence to Divorce Himself From His Party Gods If there he such nhelllg as thv Devil and If the Devil Should come the United States ho twould surelj be ashamed or both of the dominant i parties 11 j r4IJolltical PbiL art mis CratFx capitalism It has conspired with monopoly in filch a loaf from la r bar and return It a crumb lItwould corner and bottle the air r t could and sell It at ten cents a sniff The Republican party has the brains money and gorilla of organs zation but Is wanting In honesty and principle The Democratic party has a limit ed supply of brains money and ge aims of organization but possesses some little honesty and principle Both are badly infected with corrup tion the difference being that tli boodlo element in the Republican party will allow Its own party to win In the Democratic it wont Figures never He hilt liars figure The campaign managers of each party engage the same clerk in the government employ to get them up a set of statistics from the same rec ords which prove each other thieves and liars and to which all the guile less old land lobsters In each party swear by It reminds me of the couplet Theres many a lobster walking the earth That cannot claim the sea for Its birth There is no fact plainer than this both parties tell the truth about each other and the thieves who are out seek to displace the thieves who are In Pestles are a necessity and they are good or bar Just as the people who compose and officer them are good or bad r About the closest distinction to he drawn between the two great polity ical parties of today is the difference between n respectable thlof old a damneil thief As between the parties which rob I we under the guise of virtue and re spectability and the party which robs me from pure cussednoss choose the lesser evil there i fore prefer the Democratic to the Republican party voted for Rev Hlgnlow Democratic candidate for Secretary of State and for the teat of the candidates on the Socialistic 1 ticket Wise on Socialism There are many people who affect to bo very wine on the subject of SoI cialism They are so wise that they wont inform themselves It lit nil They declare they wont have any thing whatever to do with It They get it into their heads that Socialists want an equal division of all prop erty An infidel of this stripe Is exactly like a Christian who knows Infidel ity is all wrong tho he has never Informed himself upon the subject and wont have anything to do with It Any man of ordinary boss sense l ought to know by this time that If f he be not in line with party plotters he knows absolutely nothing at about what ho Is voting for He ought to know that those who r IrI 4 do the scheming do not divulge their schemes lie ought to know by this time that the farmer the mechanic the manufu tiller the miner the preacher the physician the lawyer the retail mer chant the clerk the laborer the men away off yonder never come to know of their designs mid methods and ras cally peculations Is any one such a blank fool as to maintain that more than one Ropub limo or one Democrat In n hundred aye make It a thousand knows what he is voting for know very well that dont and my opportunities for knowing are exceptional am locat ed in a city governed more abso lutely by a Dictator a dictator of all parties than any autocratic government in Europe Should vote for a Democratic can didate havent the least Idea wheth er or not tnat candidate Is a creature of the Republican boss The bosses of both parties buy and sell swap anti exchange and the votes of hon est people count absolutely for noth ing The boodle element in the erotic party here will not allow honest element to ne elected The honest element of the Repr- can party are honest only In prejudices and do not perceive RCJllblkIo IJn sa r Hove Ihull m all ju life to the actual conditions which have hardgovern parties my eyes ly rpened yet When knew least thought knew it all was a Repub can Republicans could do no wrong Democrats couldnt do right If they would try To hell with Socialists and Populists Tiny ought to be pen ned iiji in Lunatic asylums That Is where stood and that Is shout where ninetynine out of ovary hundred people stand today They are all as wise as was The advantages of living in the most corruptly governed cry in Amer muchewiser have learned this much how ever the schemers do not divulge their schemes to the voters and the aver rage voter knows about as little about what he is voting for as a pig knows ahem the Pentateuch Now here looms up a new party The Socialist Party The Democrat or Republican who dont know what he is voting for In his own party of course knows all about this party and Immediately proceeds to damn h- Its the same with RationalismIn- fact with every reform The Past Is always fernlnst the hatred of Aristocracy for Dem ocracy was never greater than the present Monopolistic hate fur Social equity and justice Honor bright isnt it true that the great mass of voters blindly fol low their party leaders whether they he right or wrong Isnt It true that these party lead ers governed by a few monopolistic hogs set the pace and the party pigs Scampi In whatever direction the old sow leads Tills applies not only to the mon voter but even to the members of State Legislatures In Ohio for Instance the legislator whether ho be Republican or Democrat when he goes iii to the Capitol at Columbus becomes at once the minion of Ilanna auk Foraker the Senatorial ropresen ntlvos of the corporations If a Islator be he Republican or Demo drat maintains an honest stand and defies these Senatorial dictators mane will he poured Into his county at the next campaign and he remains at homen has been unknown iinhon ored and unsung this Is the way the honest man Is silenced The laboring mnn and y the labor ng man mean myself the attorney the merchant and tho educator as well as the man with the pick Is not represented there at all lie Isnt In it Ho Is never In it only when his vote Is sought He is such a fool though that ho cant see this Corporations not the Labor which makes corporations control our legis laturesIf which creates everything of use spaced rightly In the adminls ration of government we would nut invo a distinctly millionaire Senate There would bo as many Delis and Mitchells lucre an thoro aro Klklns ami OopewH Capital and Labor would bo ually represented as tlioy should bo Any person who ready fnnc1 observes oiiKht to helve ofough to per ceive these one sided conditions and stamina enough to lid upon them poor old blind political fossil wed ded everlastingly to ptirly gods Is I1Rl11Cil111111111call fOl11Ihenever look a drink never kissed but one woman and who never voted hut one ticket The man who cannot lay aside party prejudices is Invariably the foot and plaything of the politician In the matter of transmitting nail Instill lug prejudices there Is difference between polities nail mlglou Alas people vote and pray as their daddies did Dead Americans The neat who cannot give up his party for principles demanded by a progressive age Is a dead one The man of today who cannot see that both the Republican and Democratic pnrtles have drifted far fro their moorings that they are simply out for the stuff that love of cello try stability of government and hu manltarlanlsm are principles of least consideration in the minds o party leaders that neither of these parties ascend to power except by the corrupt use of money and that they hath alike are controlled by tbo5 who furnish the money this man also a dead one The Republican party presents few the features and principles of Ihe Wjtitution It Is truckling to super royalty It sat a man o- Europe to receive old bring ml ablegate Sailr Jo this This enenvn d hardly lundeu ur nubile luungTnon AineiTcans rational educate their children The present adminis tration has openly established dip lunatic relations with the Papal po testate It has trampled upon ono of the most vital principles of the Constitution for the Catholic vote which now holds the balance it high time that an American partyno matter what its name be Socialistic or Popullstlc rise up and maintain the balance of power The Republican party has committed Itself to the money powers and theIunder this oligarchy Dad as all this is it Is little coo pared to the fact that we now hove become The Owners of Men We bought an Island territory for 20000000 and raked In Its inhabi tants as mere chattels They are now not sovereign citizens hut subjects At last we have struck the Imperial attitude We have subjects hearing the same relation to our gov ernment that our forefathers here to King George We have turned backward thanks the Republican party The prin clples for which our forefathers ago nixed and died have keen repudiated The constitution has been under mined by plutocracy Men eminent in the world of letters learning and statesmanship have denounced this outrage hot have been poohpoohed and silenced by a subservient press Senator Hoar loudly proclaimed In the Senate Chamber that If this cringe against humanity was not lee tified at once the downfall of the Republic would date from till Me Kinley administration Those are some of the crimes of the Republican party The Democratic party is lint little butter and worse in some particu lays The boodle element In It which is tho controlling element will not permit the honest element to lead Its only redeeming features are that It has a lingering regard for the Constitution is antiimperialistic an timilitary and would not have the American laborer pay fifty dollars for an American made sewing machine which can bo bought for twenty dol lars In Italy and Spain It loudly proclaims Itself the party of the people old you would thinly that every Democratic leader is III Jesus Christ or a George Washington come to save his country lint no sooner is he elevated to power than he drops right Into the lap of the cor porations jUt as the Republican saints Difference In Thieves Democratic President on a salary of 50ooo a year and with expenses almost equal to that amount leaves his office worth from five lo lellI millions In my opinion a thief Is a thief whether ho steals a sheep or tlgaoNnnot earn either by tho product of lay 11 bor of thought This tint stand lit the Socialist and nil he asks Neither party should have the cheek UIIII11llltlHle to displace the thieves within face of the foci that rover IIIII alill is a multimillionaire that IIII Is revelling In luxury upon money systematically filched from till hands of toll there art millions of Demo oats who still praise his holy name and who would put him right back In the saute position again What hope then have tho masses either of those two corrupt ma chlno organisations Fixtures in Politics Some of you loot down upon the Socialist party You would feel Self contaminated to he idontllled hitWh you dont know that you havent the perception humanitarian lain and political conscience required to make a Socialist This Is where you arc lacking You do not know that you are wedded to your political gods just as Iho Christian bigot is wedded to his clerical soda know Hint will offend some Llb oral brethren whoso liberality extends no farther than liberality in religion and who hon not yet escaped from the bonds of political servitude stand for what think Is last na right hoping will bo regarded with good latent do not hesitate to attack oven Col Ingersoll on this punt and do tin hosltato to attack your Idols Col Ingersoll lived and moved In an aristocratic atmosphere Ills heart wont out to the religiously enslaved but not to the economically enslaved If ho was Ignorant of thin situation he was to he excused No man supposed to know It all He did not cover all tho ground He was not as ItIn oratory his force of utterance his eloquence of speech and the con titte e plutocrat would be pictured to the minds of min in words as bright as Juno sunbeams and as hot as hell Enslaved minds appealed to Col In gersoll but not enslaved bodies Ii was narrowed to the tile subject Hail he perceived the economic sit nation as Robert Hums whose oppor unities for observation were tar less and spoke out against them as Uurns spoke he would have been equally great Burns championed the liberty hotlyf detract in the least from the Immense nnd Incalcula ble services Col Ingersoll rendered humanity but only to show how ever percepaWomans Rights but a few months be fore he tiled and then he repeater the senthnsqts which Mrs Stanton Anthony Hen and a whole poet o us had been advocating for long years He was Republican gods just as absolutely as the Chris than bigot i5 wedded to his pestxl mla become politically fossilized It should teach us ordinary mortals not to de preciate ourOwn judgments The broadest man may be the narrowest In some particulars and this Is being continually demonstrated In the atti tude of some great minds who eye spurn all Information on the subject of Socialism Socialism is not confined to this country but Is a common brother hood spreading in all lands where op pression reigns In Germany It become a power In the Reichstag Is revolutionizing governments of Spain and Italy Kings and priests stand in awe at Its approach What they hate all good men should re spect or at least respectfully consid er Remarkable Growth of Socialism Some of the figures denoting the advance of the Socialistic party in tilt United States are well worth consid tiring From 80000 for Debs in 1000 it has jumped to r00000 In 1902 This stupendous Increase In an off year Is significant Almost without a warning a new force appears on the political field Socialism has taken upon Itself a new strength A goner al enthusiasm prevails all down the line The people are awakening by this vote have become conscious of their strength When an oppressed people heroine aroused have once felt the stimulus of organi zation und prospects brighten before them It is not Impossible that they may attain tho balance of power with- In a few years and eventually plant one of the old parties and swoop the country The greatest gains male by cialism was In Massachusetts the stronghold of Republicanism In the vote was 10701 against 10000 in 1902 Socialists carried tho wealthy city of Hrocklon and very newly car ried four or floe other Important cities In the Socialist voto of Boston was 1281 against 8M2 in 1002 New York State node n gain of 100 per cent The Western states also uhow an astounding increase Ill 0 vote In Chicago alone was 12000 an Increase of 100 per emit The volo of Milwaukee was Republican 20118 Democrat 20702 Socialists 11731 Indiana cast 20000 Socialists vole In Evansvillo the vote jumped from 300 in to In 1002 The cities of Oho show a like Increase Cincin watt cast Toledo 2000 Clever land 2100 Dayton lfill null other clues in proportion Tho whole Socialistic voto In Ohio In 1000 was only 1847 Even tho South has awakened Covlngton Ky shown an Increase trout MO to 1708 willie its neighbor Newport shows an increase from 200 to 1200 Lexington still In the woods This roiuarku bio Increase hits stimulated every So cialist to fresh endeavor and prepara this for the next campaign have ready is Socialism Simply the outgrowth of economic oppression tho opposition to mllltar Ism kingcraft priestcraft ami moor ollstlc Injustice It does not mean Jlr ulONIfiiir distribution of the wealth created by Labor which makes properly It assumes that the man who pro duces something is oiitlt led to some decent consideration from the mot who produces nothing It assumes that nil earth light and water art the heritage of nil nail rl 11uyare for they are essentials of life common to nil railroad cot poration may own a hundred square miles of land in Pennsylvania U as sumes to own the space above Its surface as fill Uranus and tho space below It to the center of thc earth For thousands of yeas Nature bus led herself in forming a concrete of carbon and buried it deep beneath the surface of this tract that the teeming millions of lives In the far Mitt ages to route might depend upon it for preservation against the cold Nature never Intended that a few should mouopollx it to the distress of thin many The sanio rule holds goof In all other oases wlioro Nature provided a common heritage Socialism would not lako any mans farm from 111h1hulh it would make him divide till common heritage which Nature has stored beneath Its surface that the principle upon which Socialism Is based and if it la not right and jell then dont know wlongI that steam street railways electric lightning water telegraph and telephone firs hems should bo the common property Iof the people This demand Is so palpably just that no argument need be introduced tj prove it It demands that they he taken out of the hands of the stock gamblers It demands that gamblers shall not corner the necessities of life mid s and distress llu Labor which pro ducts those necessities It demands u fair and just taxation It Is dead sot against Imperialism that expan shun which robs helpless people of their country and clegrndea them to the subject rind slave It is true that among Socialists as unsung Republicans Christians not Infidels there are extremists and these would malO a common division of all property but they do not rep resent organized Socialism or interpret its platform They are insigni ficantly few and Socialism Is no more responsible for theh vagaries than Freethought Is responsible for many of its irresponsible Interpreters do not claim that Socialism Is all right that It is the perfect solution of human government The imperfections of mankind ren der a perfect public policy an imps sibility Socialism goes too far in some directions and not far enough in others It does not begin to tenet the high ideals of government incor ofrPartyIis an esrofof the age and that Its success will clear the way for the high Ideas which Liberalism would establish Not every Freethinker is n feial IstL aUJoclnHstn are 5 jink ers and tile drift should bo nr togethernot necessarily n Union in every sense but let each work out his Liberal principles by the method best suited to his understanding work together when it can bo done with profit to each bte hope for absolutely no justice or re spectablo hearing from the Republi can or Democratic parties Why barnacle on to them then rankstthy existing between them and us but there Is with Socialism Humanity Its Basis Above all things the Socialist like the Rationalist is a humanitarian Upon that rock we both stand Wo may diverge In many directions but Humanitydirectsillustrated in tho teachings of Her bolt Spencer who is both Agnostic and Socialist Suppose some of you do regard So cialism as impracticable Which do you prefer Flue impracticability which may bo rectified by trial and experience or the rascality of thin two old parties which is intensified experiencogSocialism would prove any moro lion est than Republicanism If It should attain power This Is a fair question nnd In reply say Yon and my reasons for so assuming Its superiority is that it is founded on Himiruitarianism It would prove bettor also from the nature of evolution It would bo im provement because it would have 110I effect of compelling the old par ties atIleast for a tine to ho honest ItIwould not bo perfect because parties do not rise very high above human nature hut it would be a stop as rill In advance of Republicanism as Re publicanism is In advance of Imperial ism More than this do nut claim Parties and government liko every thing else are subject to evolution and ore hunt upon tho experiences derived from a knowledge of error and Iho evil consequences of injus lice The Competitive System It Is claimed that the overthrow of tho competitive system would destroy Individuality weaken ambition cre ate mental apathy and sluggishness and so prove Injurious to the pro gressive spirit This is true If mankind with one IIl1hltlollthlltI of puiHiilt of tho Almighty old tho rivalry for Its possession lilt Nature has provided myriad mo lvos to excite ambition and awaken Individuality Tho human mind Is restless and excursive Tlioro re mains Science Art Music Poetry Literature in many directions and the development of the human body What higher ambition cart man con ceive than that those men and women who are richly endowed by Nature should lift tho Ignorant till sickly and tho barfly bred to Iliolr level Hut Socialism hoes not aim at tho destruction of tho competitive uyatem ==Muting fn tin lUrllhililutlou of propcHy If Rims only at tho destruc tion of monopolistic greed and thai J superiority shall bo graded upon the basis of health genius and morality Instead of upon till dollar Camperrtition destroy Individuality Indeed 11I i When such competition as wo have today destroys the small farmer nod the small merchant and till small manufacturer who fur outnumber t flue largo ones when It creates a condition in which nineteen moil humbly subservient to ono man for Iho privilege of working ut any price the one man may Hetehttills but destroying wholosiilo city stroying of Individuality What tales tho heart and soul out of ambit Ion no much as being driven lo tho necessity of begging your fellow oleo for Iho privilege of an opportunity to live There are two wnyK you 1111rceive of looking at this question conipelifionrDemocracy Degenerating my opinion the government of t 1tho United States is in a state of 1 t degeneracy and the conditions oxlsli lug should awaken tho serious conl lsidcrutlon of every citizen especial of the retell merchant tho farmer I the mechanic If the corruption nl ballot Is not stopped and till r greed of corporations Is not oheckod If tho few continue to make tho nod gather In all the money continues to shape legislation lawrJIthe masses continue to be c 1helles t t and retain the respect and praise f nn abject passive populace fllatids ready at all times to tako Its lint to the thief who lobo otfRepublican government Is doomed I We tho people voto for a representative The masses urn ware that oven before ho i lie Is hood and gagged with prom rrises Ills nomination Is dictated by a Congressional or Senatorial aspirant who is too often tho agent of Iho cor offiprice upon him If ho misses theIcorrupt ionist nt homo ho cannot escape hint In the Legislature tVgos t is soon tho recipient of smiles the high nod mighty ones flOmflad stuffed with cocktails a short time a little newspaper talk is stated of making him Congress t man or Governor nil before ho knows it his head Is bigger than n horse collar they havo him a So general la tin scheming and bribing that the really honest man soon finds that he is Mulled with cir cumstances and deals which compel him to silence The result Is that aIIthe01I Frand rapidly drifting toward the cnItralization of wealth and ISIIItThe Trusts the Government Trusts are Empire IlusipeSs IsICaesar Tho toll and sweat aiWMHfe and the blood of tile people av surrendered to the trusts The tl1lStRIare enfranchised with tho rights of the Lands lpeoplethose t Toil toll In the solitude of forests toil toll In the dnngoroim mite In sweatshop nnd mill In the blazing sun and tho piercing collItoil toll and starve toil toll of women hyInight with tho noodlo hi attics and collars squalor tolling in pov erty hunger and dirt with children too hungry to sloop crying wound tllImlt tints the earnings of toll are massed Into millions wrung from the aggregate muscle and brain and heart and blood of the people all of which go to make up the Four 1IIs When will people begin to realize IllYIhlllWhen will they tenth that tho mon who control the money control theIpeople Money tho creature of law has usurped the rights of creator Tho National Sonuto has become i DogoIdom of millionaires Tuo ship ofrRude has lust Its moorings The greatIrepublic has adopted tho Imperialistic LlluetlytItthe Filipino upon his native soil nodtit Is thus it given him freedom Is thus AJlHlicnIWith has deneloped the Imperialistic RIll melt Tho rich surfeited with their Illenrnecl wealth roach out for IheIgreedy vanities of old world pomp Tho rich sot the fashions middle class ape thorn nnd tho poor toil and starve in helpless resignation Mum mon is OmliIll fats the land to hastening Ills a lile3rand men de a3IWe are drifting toward Iniporlallam as fact as wo callfIll fares u It grows Indifferent lo republican prluciple5Isentiment and dignity olllcial representatives lo tho corona tions of Kings thus recognizing and elovatlug Iho principled of 1II0llalchlical government a now Is this America Tho Ilepubllcun party that Itstlendersflue votes donut nothing Is dedicated toIMonopoly Militarism Expnncion anti Empire The thieves and corrupt Inulsts of all parties moan till stockgambling millionaires have become Iho fawning flunkies of royalty Tho nation haS helms the buyorn and onslaveni of men wholesales buyers of menlo work thorn as raw material for products to vend In theIwroiifchedopen inarkelK of and Cathay Is this the Ideal Iho Fathers attested whe n signing the Declaration Is this Moorhen Wo must come to the turning of tie road in time If this nation would At r BLttE GRASS BLADE survive It must return to the Ideals to thin sontlmeiils which Henry iofforncm voiced In languago Immortal Washingtonkdeeds of tlioiisandn of battling oaiiH died for Thcro a while nlnv ery to bo crunhcd us well an black slavery The tit hays and girls who aro t wearing their young lives out In ilK sweatshops of the North and In cotton mills of the South the poo working girl dragging her lifo out at Iwo and three dollars a week him virtue and honor pursued at ttrllt11rHo nee slaves more miserable unhappy llinn the black woman J driven to the cotton fields lilYvwill rectify existing evils tho evils of their own bad natures Then let tin welcome tho advance guard of any party which unit Unman Hy for its ballio cry With this son Union an motto It cannot go fill wrung It Is high little that a new parly j come to Lie fr0nin Party up of that lung line of toilworn men who carry Iho dinner pallwho grudgo In the grime of mine and the smoke of mill who wipe their sunburned whoJIho thousands upon thousands 1of sit idle In their ofllces or dis Ill gPd ramp the sfrocls and high humbled pride vainly looking something to do A WI eminent nlwnyft rest secure In the hands llioso who loll sacrifice and fIm because labor oxalls and Rill breeds sympathy want lo say again when speak the toilers mean the farmer merchant and I educator as well as the sectionhand glllrof nature Prosperity which has crops and with the discovered mines employment of i somo is if they have not r passed thin deadline of or Wages hnvo been advanced In sons few directions from lo per cent tho cost of living in every three 11thin has advanced lo per cent Is called prosperity The present condilloiis arising from pr0ductlo11I valtyIII1evon with tho acts of Providence When Nature smiles nnd blesses tho land when she slays the heat 1111iRepublican party has gob hllllrtlemen whom Ho has solecled everytimingder earth which Is a necessity to man kind nod It not on tho nldo of the Dom SOliIt81Icnn and and boar all ittithfyltuallon A panic was already olli thus1011dltlollsbequeathed all their mismanage 1 runtheyment and burdens of hard times upon about those four years of financial prPSsioulie management result of ihelr own mill I Wind Indifference of the Masses r 11leadI 11111thy religiousp1lilIcnlgods Corruption Is practic condone It pass for all right oftralloshort of gold panic was on hand n few weolH non among tho slock rrambUrs 1Vr wero Ihe eve of an HlIlilhIImllamity ho precipitated at Hiichn time What was done The Soorolary of nlltlwlllrtoolmoney of people loaned tho slock gamblers to tide Wall 111111IIg a most dangerous precedent Hilt who making oleic about IIiA slat 400Irllnlmbiy lolklvgamblinglint nil over till country hnvo been running messing contests for prizes which riro lotteries in diameter and which fahdrilln0r Cincinnati papers hnvo heel running these prize guessing contests on Iho recent vote In Ohio lheCIIIllIlIaliprles amounting lo look in 20000110 opeuldcl21rpdnpnnthin that men hltfh up in political life aro in this deal It Is also claimed that tho lottery wan by permission tho postal authorities Kvery one knows that It Is a lottery pure nlniplo that It is a direct violation tho lottery laws What mighty pow rill lliiii have been at work lo tram upon tills law Is any one so Ig 1IW as to suppose that the powers bo would permit John It McLean lo make this 2000000 in defiance the law without gelling a whack at Comstock Say and Do About It Why ho darn not open his mouth Ho will shut his eyes to this high open crime and for a victim ho will sneak around until ho finds some poor woman friendless and defenseless Jl l lone mid living In garret a wo man of high Ideals null whose heart throbs for human Buffering a woman 1who would scorn to earn a living by a gambling contest nnd throw her In to prison and drive her to such des pornthm that life becomes lutoleia Ide and commits suicide Time Ripe for a New Party Now my render do yon not think that It is high time that a now party 4whulrocrntlc and Republican parlies Ilavo they not been Dellled long enough Ami whoa Buy principle or govern ment becomes Deified dont you know that It becomes Devilish The more Hod the more Devil every tune Wouldnt any party any creed arising from the common and heart Impulses of a patient ton suffering people bo helter than those two corrupt ancient iusl lint Ions Did yon over know of a reform In llnlcd by plutocracy Wrs Ameri ca made a republic by a titled aristo cracy Is France a republic today by virtue of thin nourhons or by virtue of tho Rabble that Is the LaIJlIIollho common people Ah yon notice a mistake when you see corruption upon every loonamillionaire Semite Ihe ballot prosti tuted capital oppressive the necessities of life rich growing richer and the poor poorer babies sent to the factories men rondo subjects power centering In corporations and a general tendency backward to Imperial conditions if you the warning voice a hood nut the hoar cries of the cum mon people Plutocrat and Widow Look about you have enumer atoll hint a few of tho woes upon us That of taxation perlmps Is tho most oppressive of all CilClnnntoa pays taxes on 3000000 Tho Street Railway Company with a capitaliza tion 25000000 pays taxes on 2000 one or eight per dent The willow who owns a little frame shack pays taxes on sixty per cent of tho valua lion of her property These are two Items Multiply these by till samo conditions every city through out the land and the enormity of the steal becomes monstrously appalling Who pays the taxes which these Ihlevea ought to pay Why the far mer till property owner the chant tho laborer Why Is It that these corporations not Made to pay their just share of taxation Why they own and control tho newspapers and the legislators tho courts and the police there are many good people 1who cither think inls all IIPIIOilworse matters or make them ever half as bad Poor weak human nature How slow and painful Is It groping forward toward tie light now on a stop then back a step then on again with n mod rush impelled by some firing then bad a space IInwSlIf on through pain and toll blood and tears In a recent speech in this city Sell ators Furakor and Hanna came hold ly out dedicating the Republican party to the trusts Mr Foraker de Dulyitions of capital Tho trusts he nntsvilhIthem crlmianl and they are here because the people demand them These err his exact words The People Demand Them Ho should have specified What people The farmer fill mechanic tho laborer the physician the preach er till printer the lawyer the arti son the small manufacturer thin re tall dealer the shcool teacher the professor ate these people de manding the trusts Look about you Are any of your neighbors de manding trusts Do you know of you or who would Invite yon to his IIllHlMfTrusts Why men who are tinctured through mill througn with HnilislinesK whose gluttonous maws can iiiver filled men who have already our money limn they can spend on their own actual wants it they 4luirld live a hundred to a tnousnnd years nod cry more more more If Iliero be any one redeeming thing connected with the runts It Is this they will force labor likewise to com bine they will leach labor till im portance of organization Ijihor will learn and profit from their methods huh It will be at cost of hitter pain and sacrifice At lust the struggle for supremacy wl1 bo proclpllatcn The first ipies thou to ho settled will bo that of mu nicipal ownership of those properties which should belong by natural rights to Iho people Tho light is already on Tho Socialistic spirit Is Infections and Its spread Is world wide The people cite beginning to Undo stand that when tho wealth of tho nation Is gathered in Iho hands of few will be used for the benefit u the few Prominent Testimony Rev Parkhurst recently declared While do not predict revolution bor will lice Itself if necessary Mntterings of tie samo nature aro 111111fclone but from tho professors in 1rouCowner Rabbi Illrseli the noted Chicago divine and scholar declares that Wo are In the midst of tho Ram l1lmunttion Right now lie declares wo are standing over a volcano which may burst forth with all Iho force of lit lee Tho security of tho men who denplso lie downtrodden burden bearers Is a fancied security In limes past tie pollen nnd military forces of tho country have teen willing to pro j ltect them They rforget that these 1111d forces are drawn front the very ranks of the people they are oppressing and that heir sympathies arc naturally with their own people If they eon linuo to disregard tits wishes the people and to fling Insults at them the time will come when Ihelr cal fur protection will fall upon unheeded ears Prof Renjamln Terry of tic TII Iverslty of Chicago In a recent dill cussion on the Hiilijcct of Modern Problems in the Light of History said Tho wealth of Iho country has in creased enormously hot It Is becom ing concentrated In the hands of com paratively few individuals Only In tho days of the early Umpire and late Republic of Rome was it possible fewM111gIng exploited tho wealth of the great middle class wo urn now drifting Into the second stage It may bo progress hut It Is progress over a precipice Small Investments longer pay Tho small manufacturer Is no longer prosperous As a result hero Is not an ICnstern or Western stnto that has not a snore of stranded towns villages once prosperous In small Industries ILb1te earn a enm tho man who duos his farming h telegraph and whoso lingo farms 1 00000 or even 80000 acres produce annual dividends lo slockholders cite these opinions of eminent nnd conservative men that it may not be said that my statements are the mill lerlngs of a lone Agnostic and alarm islKvils engraft themselves upon n nation like vices upon the 6nlividnalIii lusldiioutdy nod slow imperlitlism through the concentra thin of wealth Is creeping Inlo the life of this nation an luslduously and sure Tbtr until it directly affects them The observing Individuals who point it out arc set down as cranks and alarm Isis nlugctorer who nurses his grievances in moody silence but by thou high tip in the professional and educational world men driven out of both whole sale and retail business null other oc cupations The march of a general party disin 1710na now a par ty of tho people This drift is toward the Socialistic vagariesibut having humanity and justice at heart these vagaries will rectify themselves as the party advances Anything any party at all Is bet ter than either of the two dominant parties It would be Impossible for allow party desirous of obtaining the commendation of honest people to practice the selfishness and corrup tion of Iho old parties Tint Republican government as now administered is a roaring farce should be plain to every wide Ill hut f dividual Plutocrats may gamble In the ne cessities of life and Iho Secretary of the Treasury may place Iho peoples gold in their hands when they get caught short and top government thus become a party to tho gambling hut It wont do fur two poor little nigger boys lo be caught playing craps on a doorstep Howling Howling Farce it all Is and overt American having the love of country his heart mill the uplifting of humanity as his aim should enL loose from the corruption which besets him in present day pol itics and como out for any peoples party whien presents an honest front against injustice and corruption The good times sue about over The balance of trade is now against us limo market ii getting overstocked with manufactured rile food crops do not always come and gold milieu foil rue conditions are not IIIORIIIlllIrgood timeii Is how It is generally managed When tie stomach is lull one day it foigetn its emptiness for 11134oe of things that the fittest shall survive hint in the adminiKlratlon of the American gov ernment It Is now a ease of The Toughest Shall Survive In my opinion there Is a tacit under standing between no kings of the earth tho priests of the earili and the money powers of Iho earth to hold aim to keep the people In ser vitude Those Liberals are short skates and slowpokes who imagine that there Is nothing hut superstition to light and huso Socialists are equally shortsighted ami slow who imagine that there nothing hint Plutocrats to tight The Klnrt and Plutocrat fatten Ihe Priest until ho Is broad enough lo hide both of them with his bath All three urn linked enemies of mankind They stand or fall togeth DiOgrHlfity of the other two and cloaking them wall respectability Socialism like Democracy Is tho slow growth of many years It will tllJUJloIIHllCa modified orm It will ascend to power witli tho same certainty Hint ArlslocraeyHutSocialism does tint begin lo cover till whole ground is only a stIll the march of progress It falls shun highIIlpalH PnrtyA b attained if the nation continues to gIIIPflproblems solves thin whole trouble looks no farther thou hill man whol imagines that prohibition would solve all the miseries of government Tho Ideaa of such a man are oar row labyrinths lullumlnnted by jack o 011 o4 r 4 AINT YOU GOT N O- I HOMJL iE =rn r TzOr are you not satisfied witH tHe Home you have Do you want to make a changeThen take advantage of the LOW ROUND TRIP HOMESEEKERSI OR THE ONE WAY SETTLERS 6 bn LOUISVILLE HENDERSON ST LOUIS RY THE WORLDS FAIR LINE Jf RT Ticiietsfon and Third Tuesdays in Each Month Up to and including April 23 1903 Ask Us For Rates R L J Irwin G P A Geo L Garrett T P A LOUISVILLE KY i lanterns Hut hi well to gain one point at a time Science not snperstilion must be come the arbiter of the thoughts men The absolute divorce of church and state and the taxation of church property must bo secured All laws granting class privileges must ho abrogated Wo must free the null malls from unity and religious censorship Woman must be given an equal voice In all governmental affairs must have lit snbjecls Kvery clt ieu must be a sovereign citizen and all other principle upon which a sec ular nnd free government must rest be merle firm and secure Tho National Liberal Party embrac es all the practical principles of So cialism and these besides It sees in Chnrchism as great If not greater menace them Plutocracy It has undo an humble start and it will pass through all the trials and discouragements endured by other or ganizations In their jinclplency Its progress like ol Sbaiallsm will bo weary and slow oven slower bo causo the conditions which affect the pocket appeal to men quicker than tho principles which affect morals patriotism and Justice do not prophesy nor look for ward to a time wUsn a distinctly Freethought party will govern Owing to the diversity of race climate and human nature Itself party representing tho diversified In terests of nil must sway A distinctly Freethonght party would be as Impolitic as a distinctly Christian party Ignorance forever will have to bo contended with Hut look horsed to null prophesy the time when Freethought will have progressed to tho point that It will dominate all parlies and will in fact be the governing power This is Inevitable or the theory of Rvo loll is wrong The National Liberal Party may live awhile then decline again all vance again recede only to start again with now life and vigor for the principles promulgated by must live under some parly name or other and grow and nourish through many adversities and triumph in tit e evil Truth null justice ever shell their purest effulgence round tin heart of humanity which melodious molten fledged with golden light wing steadfast on front star to star r WILSON Cincinnati 0 DRIVEN INSANE FEAR OF HELL Danville Ky Nov 11MI Archer Harmon a prominent and subslan ial farmer was adjudged Insane fore Judge Prewltt nail ordered sent to till Lexington Lunatic Asylum Five weeks ago he came to tile con clusion thud he was going to hell and worried until he became a raving ma Iliac He tore the plastering from his residence curd demolished every thing in sigh- tCommentI do not believe that any sane man can become Insane from the Toni of hell hint having lie come Insane trout some other cause it is iiilto natural that ho should suf 1tl1II in hell nnd making lunatics sutler from the fear of hell Is a crime that ought to lie punished Wo frequently hear of cases of peo ale being sent to asylums undo the inllueuce of the preaching of certain men All such preachers should arrested lord punished nittthings that he tolls him than he has to ruin the physical health of another poisonn 277 IS THE NUMBER OF COPIES OF ORIENTl JIU 4 AfJOUT BENNETTS TRAVELS IN THE ORIENT 1121uDear Sir In the publication of my sayYouhook on Palestine After Mr Ron IdlfriendsIliRllavliflpages each The lint half of the see OJGOIIRtraversed every spot and place of any Interest It a very elaborate thpftelWehaothan Hcnnetts Ho visited every country In the Orient and gave an exhaustive account of them not see how a man could have written so much In the tine he took toArnr IIflnlRhThe work was fKilmcribed fhr in the samo way as yours lie hall over subscribers at fiHi each and a good many were sold beside thus allYfIJIW 1 FOX FOLLOWER OF MY GRAHDFA hcfl WANTS TO HEAR MY SIDE Northvlew Mo Nov o2 Hlue Guam mule Fsteemed Kditor Please find on closed cents for which move up my tlllllIalso Hulmcribo for 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pIlot the schejulj to Jacksonville Nw Oilcans I hnuiituShrcveport Part lj nnj cars cllllnlchuirsThrough IJ iltics Ill yu v o1nYt rf xuamwa r clacnnrr ll 41 II1 I BLttE GRASS BLABR NNVVtN Notes and Comments nniHtinnnvwvw Hn nnwv By JOSEPHINE HENRY WOMANS PARADISE IS IN BURMA It is n more assumption for Chris Clans to claim that their roliglur alone Iris recognized the henna right of women and extended to then the liberty they enjoy This Is on 1 pur with the claim that Christians nloiio practice virtue when the trntl is the Orientals are the most vlr tnons mild mannered sober leo plo on the earth They are Idndlj nod polite and so humane they do not even butcher animals for food The Christians are not content with the wholesale butchery of animals bu1 they butcher human beings of tboii own religion or any other when the want to rob them or subdue them The Christian thirsts for money nml power and will employ any means to obtain them The condition of women In Rurmal is nil object lesson for Christendom Ilurmah should he called woman earthly paradise In Burmah the wo men enjoy absolutely personal liberty Law religion and custom alike cot cede to them equality with men Tin laws of Inheritance do not malic an distinction between male and feral children and the Inheritance is equal ly divided among sons and daughters girl can starry when and whom she likes without being dictated to b her parents in her choice of a but band The wife after marriage re trims her maiden name so that the name does not Indicate whether a Is married or single All that the woman brings Into her nmrrie life as well as everything she earn after marriage belongs to her She manages her own property General husband and wife have each a differ out vocation and each contribute half to defray the openses of thC household Divorces are granted for almost any cause and are not loeikei upon as scandalous But In spite of the ease with which divorces are ob tallied less than per cent of the married avail themselves of this priv liege and those who have been dl vorced almost onethird remarry each other after a short time In case of divorce it Is customary for the father to take the sons while the mother takes the daughters will her This custom however scent to exist merely In theory since cording to an authority it has nave happened that married blessei with children have been dlorcedIThe vexed marriage and dlvorc question of the United States might be settled by learning some lesson from Bnrmah A CONGREGATION OF HERETICS The Louisville papers report suit has been flied in Hawesvllle Ky by minority members of the Baptls church at that place for possession of the building the charge being lterer denying the inspiration of tI whoTi scripture tho total depruvUyyof man the necessity of prerc aulsite for church membership ani the necessity for an ordained mints try Well Well the Hawosville pert tics are eligible to members iL In the National Liberal Party and ifthey will attend Its annual Congress to bo held in Lexington Ky Ian 23 they will have the glad lean extended to them and a welcome In to thin Klngdum of Common Sense The Hlue Grass Blade should have a wide circulation at Hawesville It ma be that It has peen getting in its worl in that town It is very Industrious scattering its ideas and people bar row purloin or steal it and read It on the sly Many a preacher when he enters Into his closet to pray rends the B through before lu attends to his religions duties am then he reads it over again when he gets through his devotions There are more Blue Grass Blades slipped into side pockets and taker tilt and read in private than any pa per In our wintry When heresj captures the majority of a congrega tlim at one time the outlook for Ha tionalism In encouraging The Haw osvlllo Baptist congregation must have been reading the Blue Grass Blade more attentively tiian the West ern Recorder MRS STANTONS BEQUEST Elizabeth Cady Stanton signed the following bequest directing that her brain he examined for scientific purposes by experts Elizabeth Cady Stanton now of Now York City recognizing tho need of studying the brains of educated old orderly persons rather than those of thin ignorant criminal and in sate in order to determine their weight form fissurdl pattern the cor relations witli bodily stud mental pow ers of various kinds and degrees and the Influences of sex ago and inher itance hereby declare my wish that- at my death my brains shall he in trusted to the Cornell Brain Association when that is organized penal ing Its organization to the curator of thin collection of human brains in the Museum of Cornell University for scientific purposes In whole or In part as they may be thought If my relatives object hestIto the fulfillment of this shall be void hut eallIeHtI that they may Interpose neither oh jection nor obstacle ask them to tify the proper person of my death If possible oven of its near approach GUARDING THE LATE PRESIDENTS TOMB In this Christian land everything has to he guarded from thieves and vandals Everything froth a clilcken to tile dead body of a President must be pro tested by locks and keys or soldiers The guard at resident McKlnleys tomb is to be Increased to men and a regular little utility post estab lished with hospital mitt dispensary facilities The heavy burdened taxpayers are to foot bills If large sums k J tins tw nvn tinnnn n nnnnnn of nosey are yearly to bo expends In this way would It tint bo much het tnt to cremate the remains Tin ashes could bo preserved wltbou supporting a garrison to protect their What with State funerals floral 11eel 11Il11tal1gnalllspensive to this country a one Is it not about time to call a halt on such reckless and useless IX travaganco If under Christian Infli elope the country swarms with thieve and under our boasted hest govern inent on earth thin people are pint tiered and robbed of vast sums of money while thousands starve and beg for work Is It not about time to overhaul both systems and found otl ors on justice common Souse and hon FOR SIMPLE HEARTED CHRISTIAN Drift from the orthodox turret floats In through the press every lIar Now the Very Rev Freemantlo Deall of Rlpon calls upon the Euglisl church to drop the idea of the maculate Conception because excel in Mathew and Luke the virgin hlrth of Christ Is not mentioned In tilt New Testament and the Dean of Rlpoi also questions the miracles such as raising the dead by Christ and His resurrect lon The conservative wing of till church Is imploring the Vor Rev Frcemantle to retract his here tical proclamation for the salve of natty devout and simple hearted Christians So they are giving out to the world that onlyslmltit heartc Christians believe these things Now when Freethinkers size devout believers as simple hearted or simple minded they reject the Idea as an Insult Poor old Church of England with the Ritualists drifting to Rome and the Rationalists steering the old craf out Into the stream of Reason am Common Sense her extinction seem near at hand Vorsalles Kentucky DR WILSON ON SOCIALISM His Article In This Issue of the Blade Will Be Answered By Me in Next Blade As Hill Stays 111m a Democrat so say 111m not a Socialist invited discussion upon this sal ject in the last issue of the liladt and Dr Wilson the ablest Intidt writer In America alter Mrs Hour has presented till Socialistic side of till argument and am glad be hus given us a fulllength portrait of It hive just as much confidence In his Integrity as have lu my own That his article contains some rots In statements and some error in morals is Incontestable Ilavini made these errors I am glad they arl in favor of the poor because the poo andIKind wlether of brain or heart shall go un swered and while do not claim rny Popish Infallibility for aU practical purposes In my conduct that is to me an error which nest judgment seems to be so It was my purpose that an article from my very highly esteemed friend W Sawyer a Socialist and my re ply to it should appear in this Issue nf the Blade butt they were crowd out and will appear In some futur issue of the Blade am glad that Dr Wilson has open ed the ball hut it was me judice too big a boo for a colt Some of It riled me anti great and noble sot that he is he is impetuous as all great and wide awalte anti uptodat men are anti he has in sonic thing s that he said gone oft half cocker SAYS MUST ALONG Rouletts Ky Nov 302 lion Moore Dear SirI will be at the Losing ton Congress with my wife if the weather is not too cold want to got one new member for the N L PI protest against you going to Pal some You might not show up agaii you might turn your toes to the also then what wouM wo do with nil those old wind bags that you 80 iiccHfu tpK in o wind cut of But should you persist and get enough subscribers too want Dog Fennel All of them arc wanting you to jring them something want you lug me sonic of that faith of the mustard seed variety that wll iiovo mountains und sycamore trees have a lot of sycamore trees stand ng on the side of my Green Rivei arm that want plucked up by UK roots They damage my props over ear have tried the best brands of faith hey have In this country used It In milks as big as prize pumpkins hilt It dont do any good You ought to tithe Dr Wilson along with you as a hotly guard Hope you will have a good attendance at the Congress and want it ice Quakeracre and that woman who said Under die droiiintanow am proud to bo a convicts wife Srnnd sentiment it will live Your friend- S F MANSFIELD AnswerI have wanted ever sluice egun tills plan fur gutting to Pales tie to leave Dr Wilson go with me and have Mrs Henry and Mrs Clos to edit the Blade while we are gone The chances are hardly one out of two that will get to go but an going to try if can get only ubscribers My own pleasure and afety and the Interest of my hook be enhanced if could havo tllson with mo tend If it is possible want him to go Hope he will hear from him about it through the llIadc IyonBJColoPut me down for a copy of Dog Fennel In the Orient he lIeve it will bo worth the IlrlcoI- M LAYCOOK l eA METHUSELAH IS STILL RIGHT IN ITSOMC Bl BLE CONUNDRUMS FOR MR J ORSBURN OF BORD LEY KY When Mrs Henry and wen caught out on Methuselah D1r1 Orsburn of Rrrdloy Ky In exult luj over tho mistake wo hind made atuonj other things said as follows The Bible Is built to stay and nil the wad that Infidelity may shoot will not cause the least perturbation of Its eternal truths- am now going to take the slur of Methuselah and his ancestry and progeny as given in tho Bible I hope that Mr Orsburn will give Uf for the Blade the eternal truth about something that sounds to mo like an Infernal HP Genesis v 1SHS we have an fol lows And Tared lived au Inmdret and sixty and two years and he begs Enoch And Jared lived after he be gat Enoch eight hundred years am begat sons and daughters Anti all thin days of laved were nine hundred and sixty and two IInll ho died And Enoch lived sixty and llv e years mud he begat Methuselah And Enoch Wanted with God ai tor ho heart Methuselah three hum Bred years and begat sons and daugh tens Anti all the of Enoch wen three hundred IIncislxtr anti IIe Enoch walked with God nnll he was rot for God took him And Methuselah lived an hnndrei and eighty and seven years anti be gat Lamech Anti Methuselah lived after ho bo grit Lamech seven hundred and eight mid two years and begat sons a daughters And all the days of Mothusclal were nine hundred and sixty all slue mid he died And Lamech lived an hundred and eighty and two years mill ho begs a son And ho called his namo Noah Nutty turning back to Genesis 1721 wo have as follows And Cain Putty ills wife anti tilt conceived and have Enoch and builded a city and called the nami of the oily after the name of his son Ranch And unto Enoch was born Irad and had begat Mohnjaol nod Mehu jael begat Mohnjaol and Mcthiiso lab begat Lantech Here Is a plain let stale nient between tin lib and Kill chap tors of Genesis Chapter f says Jared was Iho fat ho of Enoch Chapter says Cain wai the father of Enoch Chapter r says Enoch was till fall or of Methuselah Chapter says Me hujael was the father of Methuselah and that Enoch watt III greatgrand father of Methuselah instead of tho father of Methuselah as Chapter 5 saysChapter says Lamech begot Noah and thtif THeTtorygoes on to tell that all the people In tIle worb were drowned except Noah and lull wife and his three sons and their wives But chapter four says nothing about Lamech having f1son named Noah but says Gen And Lamech took unto himself two wives the name of the one was Adal and the name of tho other was Zilla And Adah bare Jabal he was the father of such as dwell in tents and of such as have cattle And his brothers name was Juhal he was the father of such as handle the harp and the organ Anti Zllia she also bore Tubal rain an instructor of every artifice in brass mid Iron Here then In Genesis v Is the statement that Lamech had a son named Noah and the story goes on tt say that all the people in the world were drowned except Noah and the seven members of his family and course all the other people in the world after the flood had to desceml from Noah and Ills family Hut Genesis says that Lamech had two sons fabal and Tubal ant that the lust was the father of all till people that lived In tents at the time the author of Genesis was writ rig which was of course after the hood and of all who lad cattle at that tithe while Tubal was the lathe of all such an handle the harp and the organ anti that Xilln the other wife of Lamech was tho mother of Tribal cain who was thin instructor of all artisans In brass mud iron that were existing at the day Genesis wart writ ten which was alter the flood and therefore all those people who lived In tents and haul cattle auto played the harp and the organ and worked brass mid Iron ut the day Genesis written did not descend from oali at all but were descended from who lived before tire flood lIooelI explain all HERE WERE DAYS The request of Frank Horns of Vashington D for a piece of that world faute11 pillar of salt Lots wife vho was foot tall reminds me of 1 newspaper article which appeared several years ago and attempted to irove the assertion of the Bible that there were Giants in those days The explanation was something like Ills of Methuselah for instance flic average age of men today in bout 35 yeas during which time he ittalns the stature of about feet unl a weight of about 110 pounds If Methuselah lived to ho years at the same rate he would grow to the height of Tlif foot and woigli ltfio pounds till full niimbor limply for convenience Ono tout readily believe that till mtrlarclm wen pretty weighty prop sltioiis and It tint to me wondered at that their enemlcH lied in terror at their approach If Uncle Sam mull just secure a tow of those Iti5 rioters as letter carriers for sky scrapers mall could be passed Into I A the front windows from tho street with oaso They surely could have knocked Iho Persimmon Then a of to tiny grows about f inches of heard 3a years On the same busts his lilt suite appendage would bo 15 feet mill his hair much longer to say nothing of the head covering of wonton What possibilities there must have existed lu this cranial wilderness for thin terrible Egyptian plague we read about It would have required more than tho consent of Pharo to elimln ate the vermin Skeptics place greatI stress upon that mathematical calcu laliou about the rain of quails static that the computation of same wool cover the earth to the depth of feet hut they were not considerlni men who reached the magnlflcen height of 15 foot so n nine foot drlf of quails would impede the progro of such giants less than a Kentucky snowfall would hinder Bro Moon in his farm works Again It would require over 50 pounds of food a to support a pounder wo must concede that Jehovah knew his business when he sent an uncommon Corey of quail for thcHO Lilliputians Tho nowspapc article referred to did not state how ever whether the same prodigious size was allowed for the flocks am herds Tho Cardiff Giant unearthed In Now York some ears ago was onlj about fool in length and though for a long time a great success limn clally turned out to hen gigantic fake tho stone having boon shipped hurled and unearthed by some cntorprlslnt men front Iowa Wo are doing con slderable work In excavating In the Holy Laud nowadaya mid if titer wore giants In those days we are going to find it out and publish the fact to both Christendom and heath endom If the Pope or any of tin lesser lights of the church have an authentic information on this subject it would be gratefully received by In fidels Though we are small of stat tilt we are neither afraid of Hebrew grouts Jewish scarecrows nor Christian bugaboos We scarchinp for the truth and shall accept wherever found whether spoils tlu orthodox financial scheme or not There may have been physical giants in Methuselahs time but intellectua giants seem to have been very scarce REVIVAL REHASH Tho revival mooting huts begun ceaseless grind of all Iho grids whicli counts to its mill Reports rcimo to mo of the glorious anti Inspiring so attended nne evening havo hoard tit things being won threadbare and this sermon was om of them Can you guess what it was Lay not up fur yourselves treasures on earth fit thus a good upon ing was made fur n mission collection The congregation was reminded the eternity in which wo could cnjo the unrustod treasures laid up In heat on and tho old story was told as au Illustration about the bird tailing drop of water from the ocean am returning in a hundred years for an other drop and so on until the ocean was IIhcll tho bird returned to get a grain of sand and in a hnudre years returned to get another grain until the earth was carried away and by that time the vestibule of eternltj was just opened All what n glorious prospect for the sanctified The usual deathbed scenes of untie Hovers were rehearsed one whIch was about a Kentucky Infidel When ho mentioned this Southern sinner mused myself to hear of sore tor lithe deed committed by Brothel Moore or an account of hits egotism which secured for him a sentence tho Penitentiary hut when ho spout nf the deathbed thought that if om ExRev had died the Christians mus have been keeping a close watch or Ills movements to receive the Information before I did We were soot Informed that the man owned a vas tract of real estate on which was a high promonotory from the top of which as far as the eye could reach lie owned the land Then of course knew It wasnt our Infidel Do you know of any Infidel answering to this lescrlptlon Bro Moore This would mean that he owned a goodly portion of the stale and ought to have left something to the Blade hint as ho li represented as having repented I sup pose the pious pastors who attended tin got a donation And tho Intide now sitting on the right hand ol lad were informed incidentally that the speaker of the evening preferred the work of preaching gospel rather than being tho owner of a million dollars Theres nothing llle resignation so as a common Camp jelllto preacher Is in little danger ol mruing a million dollars the bluff of ioulsavlng Is In order though none of the souls in the congregation seem Ill seriously alarmed about the future ihiding place as there were no new inversions on that night These revivals always remind mo jf the minister who believed In sprinkling instead of emersion an a totems of salvation Ho explained that going down Into the water ihould bo interpreted to mean simply AflIeIirossed his pleasure at the exI Ion stating that it cleared up of the mysteries which had puzzled him and that he was glad to know that report of Daniel being cast NTO the den of lions and coming Ollt unhurt should read that he was cast CLOSE TO the dell and not IN TO it at all And that according to Interpretation the Hebrew situ Iron wore not east INTO tho fiery fur lace but only NEAR TO IT close by Il And till story of Jonah who was wallowed by the big fish was nut JAI gN IN as reported only NEAR 0 close to tile whale The minister vas asked to explain wliothor Iho anio Interpretation would hold good regard to being CAST INTO the like of tire or whether It must bit coopted as written or If this too iioaut only CLOSE TO boll And Ikewiso were the righteous to pntm lirough the gates INTO the heavenly 1lIy or woro they only to come NEAR TO It and loot In upon then i The BestIAdvertising School There Is a school teaching advertising by mall with offices at 10 Spruce Street New York It is trot called an advertising school hilt la without n 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 IIfllllI years Printers Ink unit born tho rocog nlxod authority on good advertising throughout the civilized world Printers Ink Is so valuable to the business man because It loaches the underlying principles of advertising It distinguishes botwoou hand and hilt advorllnliiK II toadies giiod display It teaches retail wholesale department store nail order and cv cry other kind of advertising t tells why Rome advertising has Rein successful and why some has pile 1Itroad It at odd moments aa when waiting for a car a shave etcrc brings a sample copy5 pays for 52 weeks Write for SPECiAL CLUB OFFER which expires December rl Printers Ink J10 Spruce Street New York golden stivols and great white Ihrom gazing at what might havo keen in Iho stale of mind ill Iho on raptured hilt bashful lover who ox lhlIllllSo near and yet so far am sure Editor Moor will grant spaoo in the Itlado to mlnisloi who eau harnnmixo uitradletory passages In the lilldo nod tin differ put explanations of Diiou ra of Dlvln Ity HAUIMI2T CIR PRAYER ANSWEKliD By Being Told to Subscribe for Be hind the Bars and Dog Fennel Ml Sterling Ky Nuts 22 02 My that lnitlu Moore have road your heathen paper hilt a short limp hilt have learned annual to conilnn mo as a Freethinker but am sorry to say that am tho only charter member of Mt Sterling In Itre lino of Froethonght I have not to ibis day heard of a single person fi Pims the courage to call himself or herself an Infidel in public I hnvo tried to give the B B to soot of my neighbors hut it would he eas- Ier to blow up Gibraltar with a five cent firecracker than to force one atom of common sense into an ortho dox head Wo haw just unit what we call revival and had tho good fortune he called upon by two of the Heel end religious drummer lo save my pert aoul They held special prayer for my sake but seems God pays as little attention to it as he dill tc mine many years ago After two days waiting for Goda answer was inspired to send you 120 for one Behind the Bars nnd one Virgin Mary and one Sacrament and to put mo down for Dog Fennel in the Orient hope to be at the Lexington vention and wish to become a mom her of the National Liberal Party hut dont know where to apply for mem bership or where to send the 1 Tell us new readers In your paper how to proceed will distribute Blades here Yours Sincerely EMIL FREDERICK Comment Mt Sterling is a very iiglous town principally under tin domination of thin Campbellites lte tho place where Cornellaon an elder In till Cainpbolllte church so heat Judge ReId an older in till same ihurch witli a suck that Reid mikldetl Send money fur niomberdilp in the National Liberal larty to Secretary W F Jamiefion 171ti Western ate Cincinnati Ohio Iind jlrlOlid n Clipping from the published at Thought you might like to have II would not llko to hnvo It known that a subscriber to your paper If it were known that am an advocate of such doctrines as you ore mashing be live would bo stripped of my little iiillinriiy and relegated to Iho ranks nnd in all probability would suns tare to quit out venerable Uncles uorvlcc show your paper around carefully many of my friends find are rank heathens notwithstand ing they have been making them selves conspicuous at religious gath rings All are beginning to think there is something in your sermons have seen a good Catholic already converted to your way of thinking nnd when you get one of these fellows lie is worth a dozen Protestant con Its li S Middleshorn 1CyIInclosnd please llnd ton cents for the Sacrament Put mo down for Dug i Foundl iinmoy ready for at any line Uu nave your Ratliinul View and lie hind the llaiH MltS I F GRANT ThouotoKassa 1aSulIll time last year had a copy of your paper the fine Grassi lllado and Intended In mbsiilbo fur hut sickness death tad crop failure prevented us from tending it If recollect you pub lished club rates with her papers inning the nuinbor tilt Now Yowl Vurld ivould Iiko till Irk1leokly World for general throughout nir country nod the Blue jrasi lllado for its fearlessness In exposing the fnl II u DRINK HABIT CURED Ilium 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