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BLUE GRASS BLADE f I EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE 1 1nikcr AT VOL XI NO 43 23 1 liu n LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY DECEMBER 14 E M302100A YEA R t j tZ- I AJ J 014t 5 TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 Issue for ono year 100 250I100 Issues tor ono year 3600 Terms JlOO per year In advance in clubs of five cents foreign subscription 150 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Bluo Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old as well as the new address When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old sub- scrIber Tho address slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription and verve as a receipt as tho date changes as soon as the subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication are not discontinued at expiration unless so ordered by the subscriber The courts invariably hold a subscriberI responsible to the ubsc tlon price of all papers rep eevu until the paper is paid for Ili full up to date and ordered discon tinued Office of publication 161 East Third j street near Walnut 1Entered at the Post Office at Lexing Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P 0 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 be sent free THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell it and those who drink It believe from the time It Issues from the tolled and poisonous worm of the distillery until it empties Into tho 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 you have to do Is to think of the of deathof the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius it has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGrJltIn Is this government founded upon the Christian religionWashingtonThe Church and State should be absoluteGarfie- ldCOLLEGEofMEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material PEES MODERATE Fall term opens in September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSLER HDSicy 846847 Ashland Ave Chicago III L Ya niur Bif WILSON- OF CINCINNATI AS AMERICAN DELEGATE TO THE INTERNATIONAL FREE THOUGHT CONGRESS TO BE HELD IN ROME ITALY IN SEPTEMBER 304 1904 Tho London Freethinker gives a graphic and inspiring report of the International I re thought Congress held In Geneva Switzerland In Sep tember E M 102 If this Congress had hen held In the Interest of or thodoxy the press of Christendom would bavo rung with praises of its success the ability of Its delegates and the gravity of the questions dis cussed But ignored as It was its Influence Is permeating every vein and artery In the civilized world The Swiss Republic tendered the use of the University of ieiiova for the ses sions of tho Congress It Is a fact that tho orthodox world should pon der that in the City of Calvin the most eloquent and thrilling arraign ments of superstition ever made in Christendom were made and applaud ed to the echo Another significant fact that should arouse American Freethinkers to action Is that though four hundred of tho most learned men and women In Europe were dole gates to this Congress yet the United States which we clean Is the storm center of liberal thought sent ifo representative and England sent but one when her thinkers and scientists have in great measure revolutionized tho thought of the civilized world and paralyzed religious superstition Three thousand Rationalist organizations took pa tln thl wpleadld Congre and strange to say one hundred Free thought societies from Spain proclaimed their allegiance to the In ternational Congress There is some thing pathetic in the picture of men and women in priest ridden Spain holding out pleading hands to the na tions of the world to join forces for the liberation of tho human mind There Is life in that old land yet and tho human reason Is struggling to tree Itself from tho Iron hand of priestly tyranny The delegates to this Congress crowned with flowers tho bust of the learned savant Carl Vogt then forming in procession they marched to the statue of Jean Jac ques Rousseau and laid a garland of flowers at the fet of the citizen phil osopher who from ills llery soul pro claimed the doctrine of human rights with such power that It Is a flaming influence lu the Human iitliul today Tho speakers at tho International Congress were In many languages on a wide range of subjects and deliver ed by both women and men with pow erful eloquence The stream of prog ress Is freighted with their Influence The next International Congress Is to assemble In the shadow of tho Vat Iran ou September 1L and the Rationalists of tho United States should at once proceed to be ably represented there Tho National Liberal Party should send an able and active delegate to Home I hero and now nominate Dr J Ii Wilson of Cincinnati Ohio as American Representative to tho Inter national Congress which will convene In Hoot the Eternal City on Sep tember 20th 304 Dr J Wilson would bo a most fitting representa tive from the land of Ingersoll By hIs ability loyalty and splendid ser vivo to the cause of Rationalism ho stands In the front rank of the liberal thinkers and writers of tho world He Is keenly alive and Informed on all questions fearing on the moral uplift of the human race and Is always on guard to defend mental liberty and tho human rights of the enslaved and oppressed His pen speakes truth with tho combined pathos and polish of an Emerson and an Ingersoll Let tho movement now bo placed on foot to send Dr Wilson to Rome with a commission to place a wreath of Immortelles at the feet of tho Im mortal Bruno whoso statue fronts tho Vatican with tho sunrise of lib city upon Its face Hero upon the spot where Bruno was burnt let thi distinguished American Freethinker stand and in words that glow and burn offer the homage of his native land to tho Immortal Bruno whose temple was tho universe and who spoke to humanity tine philosophy of Nature which Is not a doctrine but a destiny JOSEPHINE K HENRY Yorsnlllflfl Ky AN IMPORTANT NEWSPAPER CHANGE Henry Wattersons Courier Journal Announces a New Policy During Three Decades the Louis vlllo CourierJournal has stood unalterably before tho public as the representative of tho great commonality of the people against both the Rob ber Baron seeking through the accre tion of Illgotten money to steal away the peoples liberty by stealing away their franchiser rights and the ready tool of tho Robber Baron the bandit politician masquer ailIng as a Statesman and a patriot the better to serve the ends of his master In fulfilling this high function it has sometimes had to go fast anti sometimes to go slow sometimes to cry onward and sometimes to cry halt sometimes to drive ahead but never changing the directions of Its movements and al ways true to the underlying principle of its being expressed by the slm plo demand for The Greatest Good to tho Greatest Number With the advent of the new year that Is on the first of January 1903 the Cotrio Journal began a compalgn for which Its looks for commanding results and tho better to reach the object It hits before it tho twice a week edition was changed to a once aweek edition returning to the old Weekly CourierJournal which for aI quarter of a century was literally a political bible to millions of Ameri cans who knew they could trust bothI its prescience and its disinterestedness The new Weakly Courier Journal la modern in every respect and la a pa t t tehltsued9RVdat- yWednesday aid Its ten or eightcolumn pages are filled with the best work of the best writers The price of the paper Is 1 a year 1nI advance and it well worth It By a special arrangement with the publishers of the CourierJournal you can get that paper and the Blue Grass Blade one year for only f150 a year CHRISTIANSYSTEM CAUSE OF EVIL HARRIET CLOSZ The article by Walter Hurt In the Blado of November 23 Is worthy ofI that brilliant reform Editor I wish that each word written by him might bo inscribed upon tho flyleaf of ev cry Bible In Christendom though ev en then there would he little hopo of its perusal by women Ho asks that women make demands for tho emancipation of femininity and says Stop railing at religion long enough to smite the infinite Justice practiced against the mothers of men No one realizes this Infi tutu Injustice more than women and the need for relief Is pressing but to stop railing at religion would preclude the possibility of accomplishing the emancipation of femininity for woo men cannot be freed so long as we are dominated by the Christian igion Indeed any permanent social or political reform Is impossible while superstition reigns supreme Chris clan tyranny is the foundation stone of our present unjust system and not until it is demolished can the Idea of justice to motherhood prevail As long as women can be persuaded that they were cursed In the begin ning by divine decree pronounced un clean by the infinite father and de creed by him to misery and subjec tion and humiliation by the head of the house the master of the church and the ruler of the heavensjust- so long will she worship her destroy er and continue to subordinate her life to priestly edicts The surface manifestation which wo see in the brutal Injustice about us Is terrible Indeed but we should not do the very thing the priesthood de- sIres us to dolook only upon the sur face for the cause of these afflictions but wo should probe the malignant sore to Its very depths For 50 years tho equal suffrage association has tolled and begged for political justice only to be sneered at by their male superiors and opposed by tholr be righted Christian sisters For decal es tho Temperance Unions have sought to ameliorate tho horrible con Fasr havering necessity for prostitution For years legislators have been petitioned to grant a legal status to tho Innocent the illegitimate Issuo of our double code system Time out of mind iho cause of personal political property and domostIo rights has been fought on the platform in pressed before the barand nearly Why Because we have nigimpregnableTyranny No progress can bo madeIn fact time is wasted even though we capture the outposts seventy times seven for recruits are constantly plied who defend to the death their so calledsacred Jierltage For yearn such atrocities as the one r ated by Mr Hurt as perpetrate against women have burned themselves into my heart I have sought for the cause long and gentlyand to my mind It is quit clear that the Jehovah of the Ribl whcsK mandates havo been crystal zed Into Canon Laws and executed by a telflsh and villainous male hier archy Is responsible for every Injus tide i ffered by the female sex and through this Injustice practiced against women flows naturally the po exlstent evils of social political and domestic inequality and so long as the cub of Gods eternal punishment hereafter and tho goad of the Holy oonsprIest disapproval In this life can be used against women just so long will the subjection of sex con tlnue Until somo method of agita tion denunciation or ridicule awakens women to rebellion little permanent reform can be accomplished A beating by a brutal husband should cause a wife to think but with the assurance that whom tho Lord loveth he chasteneth and with the vicegerents of God admonishing tience and long suffering on earth as a passport to heaven it is not strange that women are helpless victims Had Elizabeth Cady Stanton attacked tho Christian system of religion fifty years ago as she has done in the past half dozen years much greater pro gross would have been mado and the political reforms for which she labor ed so indefatigably with voice and pen would have followed the Chris tian reform as a natural and just se quenceI sure that all women reformers stand ready to denounce to the limit of their ability tho deplorable conditions which have existed fo readytothey lave in the pant with hand and brain at home and abroad In the Blue ss Blade the Christian pa jtSe v 1ndaIlCnd Ftfaoth e persecutions and imprison m of religious and sex reformers are lecentand fresh in the memory vtnead repetition and should griwhiohfamllyhowgod and is still crushing to the earth all that is peaceable loving humane truthful and just and whUe we should continue unceasingly to brand Its falsehoods denounce its inequalities repudiate its decrees and scorn its promises for the future wo shout not forgot that these are but the out growth 6f the diseased breeding sys tem hut the excrescences forced to the surface from the deadly cancer Otis rottenness within and both men and men should direct their bee energies toward eliminating the firs cause of all the refined cruelties of mental and physical torture The Chrlstlajfi System When the methods of this demor allzln system are made inoperative then will the human race come to a realization of truth and justice then will men and women stand together In equality and the future genera tions will express their Dept thought untrammeled tho by fear of priests nail gods Then and not until then is permanent Improvement possible AN EXPLANATION Owing to an accident to our Me genthaler Linotype this woek we will ask our patrons to look over all typographical errors and shortage on reading matter this week fho ma chine was so broken that it was nee essary to send to Now York for an other part which did not arrive un til Wednesday morning thus throw- Ing us behind almost three days New Through Car Lines From Mem phis to the Pacific Coast The Rock Island System Choc taw Oklahoma and Gulf R R have established through personally ducted tourist sleeping car lines to California and Portland Oregon The California car leaves Memphis every Tuesday at 900 u m Llttlo Rock 115 p m South McAlcster T 1050 p m sumo day Oklahoma City 210 a in Wednesday El Reno 340 a in arriving El Paso Tex Thursday morning Los Angeles Friday morning and San Francisco Sat urday morning The Portland Oregon car leaves Memphis every Thursday ou tha same schedule arriving Denver 730 Saturday morning Ogden Sunday inoriilnfj and Portland Monday morn lugn WANTED The address of Dr S H S ShedJoskl by Mrs E M 0 Shedloskl of Knlght town Ind MY REPLY ITO DR WILSON ON SOCIALISM HAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE P FLEW DE COOP In Dr Wilsons long article on Party Problems In the Blade of December thorn much that true and moral that ought to have hero sold hut there Is some that Is not true and there Is a little that is Immoral prolundabeing anything else primarily titan a defence Socialism am laboring under grout financial depression and though was born and reared an aristocrat nearly all the circumstances and facts of my life lead me to sympathize with the poor anti prejudice toe against the rich Nearly all of the friends of my paper which is the magna pars inol are poor people and my rich friends counting only those friends Indeed who friends In need can count on the fingers of one hand Yet while undoubtedly Socialism is a move In favor of the pour and against the rich am not a Socialist My enthusiastic regard yea admi ration yen love for Dr Wilson would restrain me from making issue with him except from a sense of duty while policy If would allow that to actuate me would probably dictate that I should acquelsce in what he has raid The llrst sail probably the only thing in what he has Bald that I must unqualifiedly repudiate is the fol lowing language would not give a tinkers dam for a man who never smoked a cigar butrone woman and who never voted but one ticket That la an Immoral utterance sold recently in my comment on OAfa1iI J ill t19111ILP 2I men about boys selling the Blade that I wanted this paper to be suet that no man or woman could rebuke anybody for selling It by pointing him to any Immoral sentiment In It Dr Wilsons only boy like Mr Doinboys Is a daughter and as girls ore not liable to smoke cigars or take a drink his suggestion has not such import to him as It has tc mo who have three boys and only one daughterI going to debate the pro priety of the use of tobacco and liquor with Dr Wilson It would bo a reflection upon his intelligence snaptor voting all tho tickets sad I have kissed some very sweet and pretty women In the presence of my wife and might do it when she was not present but with all the Interesting clononoments of osculation between the clergy and the pretty sisters of their flocks and the scandals that fill our newspapers growing out of this there was no demand that any great Infidel leader as Dr Wilson la should Issue any pronunciamento that seemed to presume there was regularrsupply and as there is In coal for Instance With my paper then barely able to keep the breath in Its little body I am in no shape to listen to Infidel homlletlcs on the duty of using to bacco tad liquor A lot of Intldela have trued to lu lluenco mo to take out of my pope the words of Ingersoll against the Damned Stuff called Alcohol awl I can hut feel that Dr Wllwoas utter soda Lore was a sop to the liquor Cer berus and 1 wont have it The Doctor says Socialism would not taku any mans farm item him but It would mako him divide the hasstowed beneath its surface Dr Wilson or any other man who lives or ever did live or ever will live has no more right to nuke mo divldo with him or with anybody oleo anything that may be under tho soil of my farm titan hu hua to mako mo divide the trees or horses or pigs chickens that may be on the top of the soil of my farm or than I have to go to Cincinnati with u gang of Ken tucky Christian assassalns and at the points of our six shootors make Dr Wilson divide tho money that he got by sticking into tho craws of rlohI people at 10 a stick with his gloves and silk tile on drugs son poor naked hungry black devil got Jby working for cents a day of hours under tho rays of a tropical f sun and Dr Wilson or any other man with half tho boss sonso that a mule has knows this as well as r do 1 Dr Wilson for a little stick under my fifth rib suggested by the story of Ehud anti Eglon In tho Blblo says In talking about the spread of Social ism other places that Lexington Is still In the woods Ho Is mighty right Intor sllvas acadcml quaerlm us veniiu The Doctors theology Is all right but when he comes into Dog Fonnol poUiotr1IcI hOtirltotho rich are getting rlcner and tho t poor are getting poorer It la not1hn-ifas true in this neck of the woods us that tho rich are getting poorer Inail tho poor are getting richer and am ono of tho has beens that la 1 fgetting poorer while my dear neigh r bot a nigger named Charles Moore Garner who used to belong to mo aN fo de war hits got a barrel of money fand huts a hay window on him that looks lllco he carried his barrel on the Inside of hint f have a neighbor named Haggintidont know what his first name is and dont care Hagglu was a poor Irishman While fellows like Bob Ingersoll and Wilson and wore cussing the Christians Hiiggln got tired of being poor and ho went away out West somewhere lows but lie didnt go on somo other fel claim and make him divide Ho staked off a fresh place of his own as tlw law allowed and he dug up 00000000 worth of coper acd swapped the copper for sold and green backs and got back hero with the swag and In sight of my shack he built him Just a llttlo affair of a summer residence that cost 350000 and not long ago he gave a little shindig at tho house that cost 15000 and sent a card over to my aback that told me about It and any mans u saya that Haggln L plan is and t e 7m111a toehavo- tad to hold in fee simple for him and his heirs and assigns for over and- over Amen as I have to the 40 cents that la all the money in Gods world that I have or seem likely to have he has not a3 much right to it as Wilson has to tho money with which he buys his cigars No it aint true nor 1000 mlle of true that all Socialists aro freethink ere and tho Doctor cant find in the whole world a single Socialist paper that will bock him in any such state ment and the December Issue of 1Vilrshires Magazine edited by a million airs Socialist crank has as rotten religion in It and an much of it as can be found the last Issue of the Christian Standard the CatttpbelliteSbazoo that blowed at Cincinnati Franklin IIIPlpallo put me down for Dog Fennel never did like the smell of It much but It zany smell better coming from Gods country hope you will have a nice trip Please bring niu a souvenir from the cave that Lot and his daughters took refuse ittJAS H ROBERTS Cincinnati 0I see by tho date on my libido that my time Is very nearIat hand and as It is looked for with great delight by myself and others who call and I do not wish to miss a single number find 100 to pay for It A to list my name for Dog Fennel If my health does not glvo out I shall at tine Lexington Congress of the N L Accept my very boat wlohes and way you make your trip to the Bible luud and may you be as determined with that firm step whoro angqla fear to tread and if by accident yonIshould get Into a dobato with somo of those Gods give It to them aa you do some of these pretenders here II W HENDRICKS M D i A cheap and comfortable way to travel Is in tho personally conducted weekly excursion tourist cars to the Pacific Coast Through from Memphis without change via Rock Island GulfrR R and So Pac Route and Union Pacific Route 317I1IS THE NUMBER OF COPIES OF t SUBSCRIBED FOR TO THIS oaTEtDOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT II I BUTE GRASS BLADEIINTERESTING LETTER rq FROM OUR FRIENDS PRESIDENT BOWLES ON THE CONGRESS Muncie Ind Nov 30 302 Dear Brother Hughes Enclosed you will find 100 for which please send The Blade to my friend Elijah Ward for one year am expecting a very large attendance at our Congress In January and hope that I may not be disappointed want to shake hands with 1000 Freethinkers on that occasion Yours Fraternally and always T J BOWLES BIBLE GEOGRAPHY Martlnsvllle Ills Nov 28 02 Mr Moore Dear SlrDoes the Bible teach that the world Is flat and has four corners If so please put It In your paper and tell where the passages of Scripture can be found and much oblige V 0 SWALLUM AnswerYes the Bible teaches that the world Is flat has four corners and Is set up on pillars The first passage Is Genesis Then there are all of those passages that speak of going up to heaven and down to hell The four corners of the earth l1p spoken of In Isaiah 12 and Revelations 7 1 In the Old Testament the words tho ends of the earth occurs 22 times In the New Testament times Acts 13 47 and Romans 10 IS The pillars of the earth are mentioned In 1 Sam and Job and 26 11 That the world stands still and does not move Is found In 1 Chronicles 16 30 and Psalms 93 and 90 10 J C AND CASTORIA Oakland Ills Nov 02 Mr Charles Moore Dear Friend Enclosed 20 cents for two of Kldders Sacrament If J C had married he would have been more up to date like me have a baby boy about a month old and he males me walk the floor at night if I dont give him Castoria think J C ought to have made that water Into Castoria that he made to wine It would have been some help to me and others and he could have gotten a patent on It and peopl would have loved him more Yours as ever F J CARR AnswerYou have a J C In you name Name that boy for me If Jesus Christ had invented something that would keep babies from having the colic it would have been 5x vented worth more than the religion ho In ifIJIj j Read Trs Stantons Eighty Ycar 7lSlItrnore and learn now to mire f1If babies MANNOTAFRAIDOFHISWIFE Garrison Kan Nov 28 302 Dear old Bro Moore I have taken your paper eight months and think more of It ever time I read it I was raised a Congregationalist or Swedish missionary and the biggest rascal I ever saw was a Methodist preacher who sold me a horse blind as a bat for a soun had a Methodist revival her and they didnt revive anybody but some kids One Methodist brother toll me that Robert G Ingersoll had said on his death bed that he wished he could burn all his writings I said to him I suppose you orthodox devils claim Mrs Stanton too and Mrs Henry of Versailles Ky when she diesI am not afraid of my wife a blt am a bachelor Put me down for Dog Fennel I wit whack up all O K when you call on me I will soon join the N L P and will get you some subscribers for the B G B Yours truly WILLIAM WALSTROM Answer Yes and you are the only kind of a man that aint afraid of his wife Ive been there Ingersoll didnt have any deathbed died sitting In a chair anothe Christian lie nailed AFRAID OF THE CHRISTIANS Tyrone la Nov 27 02 Mr C C Moore Dear Sir Enclosed find 100 for another year I am an old subscrib er Put me down for one Dog Fen nelAlthought I live in Iowa and take two country papers I learned nothing about Drr Hammer until I saw his case in the Blade Being conservative I came to no conclusion until six weeks ago when a laejy from Colfax 15 miles from Newton came here on a visit She saw the petition In the Blade She knew Dr Hammer well and said Ile Is a gentleman She was years old when her par ents moved to a farm miles fntn Newton where she was raised She begged me to get signers for the per titian I could get quite a number if I were able to get around but am old and often sick Iasked her about the church people at Newton She said Oh yes they the Methodists or Baptists I dont remember which are very strong and selfish My Sister Mrs is one of the big muckamucks and anyone who differs from them is ostracised will give you that ladys address and my own but you must not put either in your paper Yours truly RECKON HAVE SAID SOMETHING WRONG Victoria Texas Nov 231902 Brothers Moore and Hughes notice that you take the liberty j lo put my nolo to you of Nov 1st hI cold type am not a writer such anti under tho heading liar Questions big scheme two thing am entirely innocent of and In other column show very clearly thnt enough like mo would bankrupt tho paper and very soon at that when my intention was to do you a favor Instead but now I see did not knoi much about It but supposed you did and was looking out for the financh part of it I now confess my error and prom- Ise not to do so any more A friend of mine handed mo a copr of the Blade and I noticed your offer for a club of five and I got three sub scrlptions at 50 cents eacfi and toote my own dollar and sent five name paying for my own and ono for n friend and sent one dollar for the others had spoken to me to got up anohter club hut only one has given me the money to south and will send that and pay for the send but you need not send me an more and they may send you the book Behind the Bars hns miscarried as cant hear from It but you need not send mo any other as you cant afford it and am very poor and dont feel able to send any more money for tho boo now but when you get Dog Fennel If am alive I will dig up anothe dollar then You may publish this if you like I wish well to all Liberal papers but yours is the only one that take now but will not write you any more but will take a back seat and be good Send paper for enclosed money der Yours truly O C EMBRY AnswerI dont know what to say because I dont recollect about It Reckon I had a crazy fit on me MAKE MY LAST DAYS HAPPY Eslef Minn Nov 1902 Messrs Hughes and Moore Put me down for Blade Magazine You say in the Blade of Nov 23rd that 3000 subscriptions will pay for the Lino It seems to me that were the Liberals of the country worthy of the name they should come ward with their subscriptions even beyond that number- I believe that you have a subscription list of between 5000 and 10001 It seems that 3000 of these could afford to subscribe when you offer them a magazine for a year for some single copies of which belies would be worth that Beside this would be such an easr way to pay for the Lino and put Mi Hughes in the way of a good living and as for Mr Moore wouldnt it be a fine thing to make the last days of his life happy so that he could feel his lifes work well done If the readers of tho Blade belonged to a church as no doubt a larg per cent of them would if it had not been for the Blade they would be ashamed to come and offer a preache one lousy little dollarthey would drop In a five of ten But they seem to be slow about coming forward with +rirrrifcrMtfo inndl vumirhe- they are sure of getting value received They know you have never yet misrepresented anything to them Hoping that the Magazine will soon appear with a subscription list of 3000 remain Yours as ever HANS F HANSEN WANTS RATIONAL VIEW Mampa Idaho Nov 25 02 Editor C C Moore Put my name down for Dog Fennel I want you to make that trill hat you started so long ago You with your later experience can write a better book now than you soul have done then What became of your hook The Rational View want a copy get ne one somewhere Reprint Mrs henrys Another Oriental Order lrs Henry and Mrs Closz have just written the best pieces they have ey er written Mrs H Kentucky Young Executive and Mrs C An other Virgin wish you all kinds of pleasure on your trip Yours respectfully W A PETERSON AnswerAll of The Rations View has been sold except eight oples that I am saving for emergent and for which I cannot take less that each A LIAR ON LIESA GOLIAH Kara Ga Nov 27 02 Bro C Moore You have been sending mo you old B G B all this year for 50 cents and other cusses at the same price But lies are cheap and you are an ex ikypilot and can afford it You arc ranting us fools to chip in and raise 1000 to send you to the Orient sc set me down for a Dog Fennel by the exskypilot of Dog Fennel pro Inct A good lie is worth so us know when you have it made up and will send you the cash but dont sell any body the rock that David killed Goliah with or we will etch you out again like we did about Methuselah for Ive got that rock mr- selffound it when a boy on Light- wood Knot creek in old Georgia feet from a dead man that hal no head cause reckon some David cut- offIt and carried it away But I can prove that Methuselah died before the flood and you and Henry either read your Bibles more or tell the truth when you read them A CARTER Answer Goliah was the only lIah that ever lived who was a bigger lIah than you and Zachary J C NOT BORN ON HIS OWN BIRTHDAY Deerwood Minn Nov 27 02 Editor B Blade r see you have several pieces about ethuselah Last May I began read the Bible For my own satis faction I compiled a chronological ble but it does not exactly agree with- the Biblek A thing thought rather strange was Matthew 2d Chapter that tolls of tho birth or Christ Hives the elate as B C MRS EVA BLACKMER Answer But you seo that J was born miraculously and dldn have to be born on his birthday other people Ho could just be any old time that suited him Yes have hail letters gala about old Methuselah I am glad the old rascal was elrowned would haye been living yet if the flood hadnt got him You never said a word about Dog Fennel AGIN SACRAMENTAL BOOZE Florence Mont Nov 25 19u2 C Moore Editor B G DI was converts years ago but find from reading the Bible that it is the worpt boole for false statements and mistakes I ever read As to what I am I call myself noth- Ing I am bound to no morbid habit find dont intend to sip out of a to save a soul that church members pickle in red runt and white white Very respectfully JAS H GILES BLADe DOG FENNEL ET AL Norwalk Conn Nov 15 302 Bro Moore Enclosed 100 to continue the vincible cutting Blade anotherear- Put me down for one Dog Spice In tno Orient I am sure It will be a spicy volume Hope you will knoc out some of the socalled Christie religion that originated in that most benighted land under the sun May the day soon come when priests and preachers will have to make their livings by tho sweat of their brows and cease being parasites on the body social and politico of our great country By the Individual help of every member of tho N L P and the A S U this may be accomplished and the 975000000 of church property be taxed for the general good Yours A B BENNETT DONT STOP MY BLADE Ashland Ore Nov 25 1902 Brothers Moore and Hughes Dear SirsDont stop my Blade for shall take it as long as I can read find raise the price Count on me for a bunch of Dog Fennel You are doing a grand worl ind as long as I can I will contribute to you and others in the cause of truth and Justice Fraternally WILLIAM RICHARDS WANTS HARP STRINGS Wanehula Fla Nov 22 02 Bro C C Moore Dear SlrPut me down for aile Dog fennel In tho Orient Whe ready I have the money for It So nary request relics of various reI ilgious characters nom PalestineI that it seems presumptions more Still I want you to survey and ocato accurately the in which Judas fell down and lost hjs Inside t hope you success In your trip Other undertakings Yours for tAn Whlis Nat Mil Horne 0 Dec 1 Edltor B G B Ministers are always very rei t jrltlclso any little discrepancy hey Ind in Liberal publications Jl the ono In the Blado of November when Mr J Orsburn to show up his BIblical account of tho igo of Methuselah I would advise Mr Orsburn not to he so fast he Is fighting his craft In disguise Let him establls tho fact that there ever was any such nan as Methuselah or that any lllan over lived to be years old All he can find is a very secondban statement from the Bible that ono nearly as good is nothing at all In the time oL Jesus scarcely auY wo of the Bible vriters will Agree tin mythlirg they say about TQ8l1slls parentage birth teachings crucifix- Ion age or resurrection Tho Bible writers contradict each other right along or If they dont do that Jesus contradicts them Let Mr Orsburn first tell us with jut any dispute who was the fathe of Jesus then tell us his age at the time of his crucifixion and why It was that he never camp back again as he promised his disciples ho woule do In tho Ufo time of some then ly- Ing and by the time he does that he will be better prepared to criticise inch Liberal writers as C C Moore ind Mrs Henry Yours for Bible criticism JOEL M BERRY About Premiums Reelmon Nov 30 02 Editor B G Blade Dear SlrI sent you a sort time ago 250 with names and added one the other day I now send yo 100 mid will send another name soon Am entitled to Physician In the House said I would take two Dog Fen nelsmalte It 5 If they come at 10C a copy 1l ROWS Answer You are entitled toOfphy clan In the House or Behind the Dars as you may select If you take as many as Dog Fen nels you can get them for 80 cents each Women In Heave Ypsilanti Mich Nov 30 02 Editor B G B I notice a statement In the lust sue of the Blade that there is no record of any women ever reaching heaven If you will turn to the 12th chap tel of Revelations you will learn of your mistake You will also rem bel that J Christ told tho Pharisees that the Publicans and tho Harlots woulll go into the Kingdom of Heaven before them So you sere there wilt be quite a representation f men in heaven after all True they may not bo allowed stay there as they keep a great red dagger to run them out Put me town for one Fennel without tho Dog am glad you aro going to tho Holy Land hope you w1ll be able to secure a piece of the scaffold that Judas hanged himself on also a pattern of the skirt of mowued Boaz which tho lovely Ruth l coveted also a recipe for making the yeust cakes that would make five barley loaves feed 5000 hungry mOil and have moro loft than In thin bo ginning With respect yours truly TAMES P DICKERSON Remembers the Blade La Rue 0 Dec 2 02 Dear you Pen Rascal gave the money for renewal Ben Fink of Kenton Ho Is gottln up a club was 71 the 17th of vember last In fairly good healt I made a will lately After glvlu liberally to my children and my gut wife I gave a certain amount to cach of tho three papers tho Blade tho Investigator and Greens Magazine or I have to live a year after gifts outside of my family to mak the same good Please pray for mo that may live a few days over the said year- 1Vlfe and will If hi heitlth be lit the Lexington Congress A seeker after truth and a friend of Washington CAPTAIN IRA WILLIAMS AnswerYes I hope you will live the year and then dont be in any hnr ry about dying just to nccomodat me liked Washington well enoug until he tried to He out of that cherr tree business Bo sure to come with your good wife to the Lexington Congress and let us talk It all over Over There Over There Howard Kan Dec 02 Charles C Moore Dear BrotherI seo you are going to tho Promised Land to tell us about Dog Fennel ever there over there Well put me down for three hat dont lilac the name Its a stinking name Yours W W HENSLEY JDog Fennel glttln Up to North Pole Woedsky Alaska Nov 18 302 Charles C Moore Dear Friend and Brother I am highly pleased that you are antlclpai Ing a trip to the Holy Land In view of writing Dog Fennel hope the trip and hook will be a success yond your most sanguine expects lions In fact I know you will succeed You always succeeded except who you preached the gospel and you were honest to take to raising taters ngun and yaller legged chickens for your family and for others- have come here to gold bill so fill I have got but little and lots sf hard work Please put me down for three Dog Fennels at 300 total With kind regards to all your fart lly and hopes for a pleasant voyng to the Orient and a safe return I remain your friend R W SIMPSON Glttln Fat on BIdes Fort Worth Tex Dec 02 DIne Grass Blade Dear SlrRYollr valuable favor or November 1st to haunt ami content nOted Enclosed find lflOa eatinViihd digestny board for fig GraKsBIaeJcsfor one year I will state that am an old boardei ind I wnnfto say hero that since tho Irst day began eating and dlgcstln Blue Grass luades I have gained In strength physically and am mud stouter and mentally I am nine healthier mid my finite mind has oared ifar above the mountains of loubt and sons of superstition mUll today I stand alone on my own ludl rldiiallty believing In science trutl and reason endeavoring to live h tho golden rule letting the world me bo my country and to do good my religion So with host wishes for the sue cess of B B and hoping It wfl Ifve until It will traverse the lobe and every inhabitant become a reader and that the nnmo of Charles 3Me3ore Its worthy editor with Gallic Ingersoll Voltaire Herbert Spencer Sir Isaac Newton and thu mmortal Thomas Jefferson and Dr Wilson and Mrs Josephine K Ilenrj vlll go down in the annals of hlstorj ns the greatest thinkers and beacon lights that have shone to tho worh In the struggle for existence fron ifiaos with its infinite travel to per ectlon Yours out of Christ- J D DAVIS THE BLADE WILL CUT AMONG THE MORMONS Logan Utah Now 25 0- 2CC Moore Enclosed 00 cents50 rents for months more of Blade and 10 cents for Bible In a Nutshell for mis ilonary worl You watch my smoke you will have a hundred subscribers here in a year will blow hot nearly all winter in the Saints ears am doing sonic good with Kill ers Virgin Mary Methodism and Sacrament But they lire most too strong for the first dose they dont digest easy- I see little difference between Dank obors and Mormons One goes in search of Christ and the others pect him to come to somo of our tern here hope ho will como to Logan do want to see him so much We expect the whole family to como to Utah father mother and son Put me down for ono of the Dug ennel hooks you Intend to write but never will God will give you the cholera as as you put your foot on holy round If you dont falm off your big shoes Yours trllly- Glwnum J WHEELER AnswerI dont wear big 8hoeHI- hllve beautiful little tootsywootsies WEET WILLIAMS FOR DOG FENNEL Dont Send Them Until Notify You That the BooK is Ready Junction City Runs Nov 24 02 inches C Mewre enclose draft live dollars four cOllies Dog Fennel ono copy for my selr and hope to find customers for thleo of tho cOllies The extra dollar Is for the Blado Magazine for myself Cash in Laud is hptter than promises CALL FOR SECOND ANNUAL CONGRESS OF NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY0900 To the Freethinkers of the United States You are hereby earnestly requested to attend the annual congress of the National Liberal Party In Lexington Kentucky Friday Saturday and Sun day January 23 24 25 1903 303 The emancipation of the human mind from the bondage of theological superstition has made wonderful prog ress since the days of the immortal Bruno but In spite of the culture of modern times there Is still dan ger that the black flag of Theocracy may float In triumph over the cap- Itol at Waslngion and enshroud the Republic of Paine and Jefferson In the darkness of the Middle Ages At the close of the 18th Century it dawned upon the minds of these great thinkers tnat all men are creat ed equal and this priceless concep tion made the 19th Century the more marvelous and the happiest period In the history of the world Previous to Lila century of Amer ican Freedom the entire earth was filled with cruelty and barbarism and all mankind were under the galling yoke of kingly tyranny and priestly despotism The very few of the worlds Inhabitants who could read and write had no Illumination but the light of a candle and the work of the world was done by the muscles of man and beast The human brain In this universal atmosphere of kingly and priestly slavery could know noth ing of the laws of Nature and the chemical and physical properties of matter nor of any of the processes of the world around them and war misery pestilence Ignorance and fam- Ine were the common heritage of the human family This awful gloom that hung over the world like a funeral pall was pelled by the Palnes the Jeffersons the Franklins and their comrades Their successful revolt against the kings priests tyrants of the earth gave to the world a hundred years to pay some time in the future I sent you five subscribers for tho Blade last spring and hope to miiki it ten this spring as I lend out m copy as soon as I read it and tliinl It will bring more subscribers Please acknowledge receipt of the draft and accept best wishes for the success of all your ventures Fraternally yours S GOVE AnswerMy dear Brother you an very kind but do not want any body to send me any money for Dog Fennel until notify you all through tin Blade that the book Is ready may not get enough subscribers and something might happenI nigh die for Instance will bo on comber 20uurd might never write the book have fine health anti think the chances aro in my favor It will bo time enough to pay me wire the book Is ready Jesus Christ mud conic mighty near laving the santo birthday ABOUT CRIMSONWHITE Tuscaloesa Ala Nov 25 1903 Mr Clinches C Moore Dear Sir and IIId1 was a IIltio surprised to see In tho Blade of No 23rd a letter from one Frank Let to of the University of Alabama sup posed to bo a State school hlamini you for having sent him ono of tho most moral papelrs now published feel that owe you an apology for It as It was I who sent the paper to him and am real sorry that he shoal have taken it upon hlmseu to abuse the paper curd its editor But that seems to bo the Idea of those who believe In vicarious atonement Jmni on the wrong fellow and punish him for the guilty ono do not belles it deserved notice and am surprlsee that you should condescend to notice him He lilac Ephralm is Joined to his idols and spent if you wont tap him on the forehead you would hear an echo The University of Alabama pub Hshes a college paper The Crimson White do not know how they goi the name unless It means being wash cd In Crimson blood of J C until one becomes as White as snow They lire nearly all followers of tho lamb They have a Womans Christian Union at tho Annex tho department for girls and think they have a Y 1l A at the college also So you see they are hellbent on keeping out of hell But Peek the poet has as shred us that Hell is getting cold and chilly Preachers talk is only gas Hlblo tales are counted silly Jonahs whale and Balaams Find five cents for five Blades of this weeks Issue Put mo down for Dog Fennel in tho Orient Ii pos slblo I will lie at tho Lexington Con gross Yours fraternally N T HARRIS FROM A METHODIST Carlisle Ky Nov 25 02 Uditor Blade- Gentlemen Please fiend Blade to Cottlnglmm Cowan Ky and enclosed amount Put mo down or emo Dog Fennel Respectfully R C KING WILL SEND A V Olynmpia Wash Nov 25 02 line Grass Blade Please walt u few dayn say about 2hrltitmaH and you shall have a tor paper and books could not ox 1st any longer without tho Blade M E OADES 00Ithe priceless fruits of their labors and transmit them to those who are to come when wo are gone Is the purpose of our organiza tion It can only be done by the bined and cooperated work of lovers of liberty In America and we confidently appeal to each and TO ALL OF YOU In this great move the 19th Century the 20th has dawned upon us with the spirit of kingcraft and priestcraft reIncar rated and unless the soldiers of free dom rally like our fathers did to gist the power of kings and priests Ute freedom of the 19th Century will be forever lost the Republic overthrown and the lopes of humanity blastedIn of this appalling contem plation we confidently appeal to you to come by hundreds to tiiis 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 now exists among the pofltlcal potentates of the earth the priests of Mammon and the priests of Jehovah to extln gulsh the torch of liberty rand 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 Impor tance will come before the Conven tlon IT J BOWLES President J WILSON Vice President JOSEPHINE HENRY 1st P HARRIET CLOSZ 2d P MORGAN WAMSLEY Treas W F JAMIESON Secretary SAWBONESITHE FINEST OLD In the State of New York Except His WifeThe Bosom Friend Of Col Ingersoll Buffalo N Y Nov 29 302 My Dear MoorerDont try to Hurt Walter Ho lajr probably a HIngllshman about only class of people who spoil fAi rwith an e 1 I axed Webster about it and ho said The o Is superfluous and Is now dropped and in America Ax Is very common spoIling though In England Axe Is stili used almost ex clusivelyIf well enough to travel I want to leavo hero for California about February 1st and if go via the Southern Pacific H and can got away earlier will bo with you at tho next Congress of the N L P at Lexington Please put me down for one Orion tal Dog No oiibt the Fennol will be edifying amusing and hope it will get 5000 orders have just finished Behind the Bars 1498 the second time and was morn than amused amazed and not a llttlo enthused It Is certainly n book that every Ifreethinker should read- Fraternally yours S W WETMORE Comment This is tho grandestIold nan In Now York and he has got a wife that fits him just as the two sides of a pretty Hea shell fit each Is probably the most Intimate living friend of Ingersoll- I want him ami his wife to be just as sure as death and taxes to bo at Lexington dont want him to matte a speech lieis too big a man for any such monkey doings but I want him to sit In a big easy chair on that plat form and tolls to us about Ingersoll just as soon as his wlfo gets through a talk on thin great dead man if InIdead Ingersoll is any deader than ho was ten years ago As to spelling ax spell it ax axclu slvely Thin English dont know anything about the American language When they go to spell jail they spell It gaol and would have to go foot in jany country school In Dog Fennel If there Is any word In tho world that I do know how to spell its jail mil what dont know about Jalla aint worth knowing SUGGESTVE PICTURES This cartoon appears In the Rams Horn wise man sitting in a li unary surrounded on all sides lIyIbooks of natural selencu history thology etc A prophet with flowing robes awl beard eaters holding aloft and pointing to an open hook inscrib ml Holy Bible and this convorsa lion ensues Prophet Why so many books Wise Mmi1 am searching for tho truthProphet1hhm hook enough This kind of mental pabulum is bo Ing furnished to millions of our fel lows and yet wo aro told that we aro fighting a man of straw and advised to stop attacking Jehovah How many moro centuries must wo study tho Italy Bible before we thud tho truths of thin unlvorHo Tho eiuea lion should bo united of every Chris thin HARRIET M CLOSZ- a I BLUE GRASS BLADEaCLERGYMAN TELLS THE TRUTH By HARRIET CLOSZ Listen to this arraignment of tit members of churches liy a Chicago minister Rev Frederick W Miller We cannot help feeling that In comparison with what It ought to be the church Is an utter failure We build magnificent churches and pay liberally toward their support but what have we been doing for the great struggling mass of sorrowing humanity at the very doors of out left the work of rescuing the fallen to tho Salvation Army reo deeming the drunkard and closing the saloons to the temperance and the care of the poor to the Associated Charities We have turned a deaf ea to the 19000 children who toll In factories from early morn till late a night and If anything Is done to res cue them from this modern slavery it will be because of the efforts of th Womens Clubs and of the newspap ers and not of the churches Hero Is a man who line dared t pulpitInmer of tho ministerial fraternity Is tho position of the D D of well thoughhisthodox who when asked for an expla nation of his conduct said There are Just seven reasons why remain in tho church and continue to mis represent conditions they are my self my wife and five children admit that those reasons are strop ones The old saying that poverty will turtle a dug gentle applies to men In many instances Tho broad and butler argument cannot ho Ig cored can understand the state of mind of the minister who cannot re 0 a position of allluenco anti res pectability for one of poverty aversion but cannot concelvo ho the poverty stricken wretched vic thus of our Christian system can reverently bow to Its decrees and sub mit to Insult and injustice by the representatives of Hod who have made these wrongs possible Now since this Chicago Divine seems to have overcome tho argu ment of physical preservation and clared that tho work of tho church has failed to rellov the distress tho people ho should step out Rtll further Into tho light of Rationalism and fearlessly declare what Is al reedy well known though no proclaimed from tho pulpit that church Is failing to relievo the distress of humanity be cause Christian teaching has from Its perpetuatedignoranco future instead of applying the ben enclent elements of nature toward haplness and liberty and equality In the present life Later day Chris tians proclaim peace on earth while engaged in wars of conquest g and extermination They devoutl 1 fifilnrri that tina made of blood all nations of men while they of yellow skin are excluded from Christian civilization and the black pastimoTheypenitentlarlf are overflowing with Christian convicts They profess to advocate equality of the sexes while women are refused a voice in church pioushomescapital punishment while devout hus bands and lovers murder wives and ThoyInvolghherents of the church are Inordinately disposed to physical gratification approprlntlonthe chests of tho church are bursting with gotten wealth They tell to to prove all things while belief on I the Lord Jesus Christ Is the only road morelIthe doubter to eternal torment How can the church acting in direct oppo hopotohumanityThiss that improvement is Impossible and ho also knows that the present din tress and demorlllzatlon und degene racy would be unknown among us had not tho blighting touch of tho Chris tiara priesthood mado such conditions a reality Whllo hoary traditions and aged superstitions rule Christendom tho mass of sorrowing humanity nt tho very doors of the churches will plead for tho relief In vain They will ask for bread and be given a stone THAT 25000000 CHURCH Tho article which recently appeared In tine Ulade about tho 20000000 Catholic Church also appeared in the Chicago Record Ilerald about the sane time A couplo of days later received the Iowa Catholic Messen gorand Northwestern Catholic bearing the subhead Who are faith ful to the church will guard the state Pinned to this paper was my article clipped from tho RecordHer aid and In the Issue was a marked article denying flatly that any such building wits proposed anti disclaim lug any knowledge of tho origin of the story A tots more days passed cud the press of the country publish gllvoIa o ar eltltect and rallied the price to 000000 Now does this Catholic organ falsify or have the news gatherers dared to spring this gigantic scheme Just for fun The latter not prob ableCATHOLIC CONTRIBUTIONS Tho other night In Chicago a memo ber of the Society of Jesus lectured Thousands of pooplo attended and the net amount collected was 10000 to he used for the benefit of the teaching orders of the United States To this sum was added a contribution of W Bourke Cochran of Now York Tho speaker The Very Reverend William OBrien Pardow S Jt mado an ear t n est plea for national aid to the Cath olic schools says the report in the Chicago press Audi the speaker de clared that Catholics wore paying to tho Treasury of the United States 25010000 annually more than their rightful taxes Of course lie did not slate tho amount of the exemption of taxes they were allowed on church properly Hero chaneo for the vlKllonco of the N L P for thin moo ey will doubtless ln iiHid to lobby u measure through 1ongroin for na tional old to Catholic schools Wo havo not disposed of the Indian School steals until we are asked for more funds anti a should be made to urn aside a destructive stream METHUSELAHS HELP NEEDED It Is not ho of Iho infidel to kick dead lions or dead giants now to attack aged porsomi with any desire to Injure them personally wo eau clude tint Metluinolnh having luiil yearrou ros peace mill if ho was periodtIs unaccounted for ho ought to have been as his assistance must reniemeus were persons to perform nil tho manual la lifeothe labors of Hercules In cleansing rertended to the needs of nearly 000 beasts over 100 reptiles 175000 birds and 2000000 Insects In th cramped quarters of feet by fret inches by fir feet divided Into stories mid the whole having but one window 22 inches sqiiaro wo con clude that Noah must have tasted tit3Rautlem though we do not wonder thai the poor overworked wan sought to drown his troubles by getting drunk So if Jod permitted Methuselah t wade around on Mount Ararat ant fiuiriutiwwas caring for his ring circus we arc bound to decide that this nant of the people were started rite on an unequal footing and that old Methuselah In repudiating hon oat toll has corrupted the human race Wo should let him rest hut at tack tho laziness of his followers Chrmdclft In reply to a spiclal correspondent rrho agreed with a Chicago Clergy wht various clubs are daughters of the devil Shorn of Introductory remarks the totter follows Such unuignlfled expressions tho shove from tho pulpit are no calculated to Induce women to de sort tho club and hie themselves to the sanctuary to listen to these in suIting epithets from Doctors of Di vinity It is Just possible that the tinuwomens worknot be cause of gadding to clubs but be cause of the inability of his reverend to say the things necessary to the guidance and uplifting of his female constituency All that can be said about neglect of the homo for club responsibilities nellectchurch work Tho ifs of the anal club woman Is far less stren none than that of the masses of church women When we contem plato the stupendous work of women n attending Sunday sermons high and low masses prayer meetings Sunday School classes sessions of leagues and emlenvorora and Kings daughters cud aid nocleties niblo study schools and choir practice the ever recurring protracted meetingu awl holiness conventions picnics ex cursions anti cane meetings tho folio and bazaars with refreshment attachments the holiday saints days cud children exorcises church let turn courses theatrical and charity hullo soliciting old collecting tho minister salary nod the donations and recopuoiiH for his benefit to gether with the hundred and ono oil er catch penny srhrnrex1 say who wo contemplate those well night un thinkable tasks the life of tho average club woman rcccdrs into placid se coolly anti restfulness nut after all this work has been dean by women who foolishly believe they iiie doing Gods will they permitted to assjsl in making the church laws which govern them Oh nol The DiBhopu anti priests and preachers attend to thai Club sit men ut lentil stay say their say oven though they may all talk at once about their government anti business dnuglUo clubs but no ono raises a voice against gadding to church and sup porting till pastor oven though tho home ho iHgleclod It may bo possible that reform Is necessary In club methods but am certain that revolutionary methods nro necessary In church work for wo men Tho following referring to tho same article which ridiculed tile mothoilH of oxocutlvo club sessions nod the disregard for system appen- oil under nom do plume Tin account of how women enter lull each other at a busliuHs meeting was very diverting hilt mil end of tho pleasant gossipy tone of women think hear a different polo among tho men nlombors of town councils of church conventions of secret so elation of law courts of State legis latures of Congress and oven of tho great and august parllment of Hug maul whence an echo of the recent battles and suspensions of members is still our ears Tho moderator of tho last English church congress was frequently call Id upon to discipline unruly members and a report of our own Methodist conference hold In your city makes tho name statement The judges of our courts often commit lawyers for contempt and all around mix up a may lib witnessed at nearly ansea stow of city Aldermen Tin ladles may disregard the rules and pursue conversation during business does no necessitate the abolition of clubs at militate against their possible future Improvement If absolute obedience to regulations were required there would lit a great exodus from men s public moot Ings and there would be no other members to occupy the va cant seats Men have run tho business of Chris tendom for 1800 years Womens gen oral entrance Into clubs has been within tho past 30 years lly the lime they have worked beside mon tho snino number of centuries they have been kept In tho bankground the jolts now made about their manage mont of clubs will adorn literature only us Mother loose fables- HARRIOT M CLOSZ Contributors l0 Liberal papers should Join the Press Writers Asso tn0rtlmdoawhich appears In thn great dallies of the country Klernal vigilance Is the price of liberty C CONDENSED lOssox lIoh11I1 me down for tho Itlsido Magulno F H CHURCH Oklahoma City Okla Please ter fuhVictoria Texas Change my ad dress on Uladc Wont want to miss a single Issue Put me down OrientJ J Maysvlllo llut me down for Dog Fennels LOUIS ROSKR Karkicy Kansas Please send the Pelone Dog Fennel and me for one Do- gFennelLOUIS HALL fornyou will have a good time MAX HAUGEL 0Des Moines lowaI send you 250 for live now subscribers and I hope they will appreciate the libido as highly as do Sot me down for our Dog Fennel Will send price when you elllIIl1ll1JJEFFERSON STONER 00Proctor MoPut me down for arc Dog Kennel Erring me a dry bone from the Valley of Johosaphat some water front the pool of Slloain std a map of the loll Judas fell down on when he killed himself and want Courttwant to buy that HeldH T TAL BOTT ChlcagoI1lsEnclosed find 200 One for renewal and the other for poemsWouldthe stringency In the money market must bo satisfied with one Doctors bills kayo had such a grip on me that I am almost bankrupt Success to the Blade and its able wrlterflR F BRROH Henessey OlduI am still reading cutyIs what the Chris tinny will call them when you get thorn on tap was going to ask you Jawhone usbecause the world Is full talking asses hence the tooth would bo no curiosity I will get you up an other club for tho Blade havo gotI ten up threo rand they are doing mis ulniiary work wish you u safe Jour ney Yours for the right especially womans rlghrur P RFD roN foIonelOtmljantiso Quakernif tho attractions of Lexington bccauso was the homo of the man of whom Mrs Henry once Haul lIe Is the greatest In all the South and of whom Cal George W Rain once said Ho Is as pure as the purest woman in America anti who almost alone dangerhasrlRhi Into and tho citadel of wrong ulilluchmental slaves than Lincoln set free by his emancipation Allow me to congraulate you on the Blade It gets better with age The trinity Wilson Closz and henry cant bo boat En closed linil lri Cents fur which send a copy of tin Ulado to each of the 25 names J USSR RUSSELL Fairmont Springs Kootenny C Canada This Is a dump Sunday send you ono dollar fur tho Blade boforo my subscription expires When practicedrof the Bible sit anti wonder ho any ono can believe or practice It Is revolting to common sense reason Immunity std decency It beclouds the mind retards tho growth of tho In tolloot debauches men women and children and shackles tho minds of all who come under Its influence What n great opportunity there is for nun of moans to use their money in defence of truth Justice and human lly Instead of sending you I wish It could bo 100 but I am not blessed with much of the worlds goods and am years old kayo ordered a Dog Fennel anti the Magazine I sit and road tho Blade when am tired and It gives mo rest I rend It when havo tho blues and it dls purses tho clouds It is a panacea for all evils hope you will continuo to administer full doses to Old Skinny iAINT YOU GOT TI HOME 1111 Or are you not satisfied with tHe Home you Have Do you want to a change THen take advantage Ofthem m LOW ROUND TRIP HO M ESEEKER OR THE ONE WAY SETTLERS RATES OFFERED BY fIIIiw LOUISVILLE HENDERSON LIr LOUIS RY THE WORLDS FAIR To the West and Southwest Tickets on Sale First and Third Tuesdays in Each Month to and RatesrL J Irwin G P A Geo L Garrett T P A LOUISVILLE KY Rosy anti all tho rest of the maimed halt and blind SAMUEL BREWER BIGELOW CRITICISES THE BIBLE Largely Historical at Times Fic tlonal a Record of Ancient Tra dition and Never Inspired Says Congregational Ister In his Sunday night lecture at the Vine Street Congregational church Rev Herbert BIgelow told his audience that ho did not regard tho Bible as Inspired anti infallible but rather as n historical record He thought that whllo It contained much of good It also contained much of bad In its teachings Ho thought the pulpit ow ed a debt of gratitude to Paine and Ingersoll for emancipating the mind from the superstitious regard for scriptures He regarded It as made up from traditional fragments of fact tend fiction compiled by learned but unenlightened writers In a day and generation removed from the event recorded He thinks that if ac cepted as historical and traditional the Bible furnishes excellent and not unprofitable reading This because it with manners anti customs of an cient people When looked upon as the infallible Inspired word of God In Mr Biglows opinion there is en countered great difficulty in winnow- Ing jhe wheat from the chaff by rea son of the confusion of fiction with fact SCIENCE NOTES Larkinf rei suits of the reacarchea of archaeolo gists TLe extensive discoveries by purtlo sent out by the University of prehlstorlcing general attention throughout the literary and scholastic world Vast numbers of tablets titles iiworlbed cylinders fwd cuneiform writings whole libraries In fact are being Ink en out Intact from till burled cities and palaces at Nippur The origin o history religion art solonee In short everything Is being rondo clear as the light of day Extensive changes In our concepts of antiquity will soon become widespread The oxistonco o Intellectual man on tho earth must bo yoitrHTheligion now known Tho beginning of art and the commoncomont of lit erature are discovered The origin of worldwide mythology astrology is laid hare Science well advanced 10000 years ago Governments of high order anti elaborate codes of laws were existing In Central Asia at pltRIOlllrclay books art yet translated The whole will requlrn yours of toll When finished although most ovory Idol hold by modern men concerning tilt ancients will be modified iinmensoly In many erases reversed entirely The esoteric wisdom of antiquity will soon become common property anti none can now predict the wholesale ouIMens minds are just now merely be ginning to expand cutting loose from ate thralldom of the blackness of tho itgest 25 1102 NEW HAMPSHIRES NEW CONSTITUTION The seventh State Constitutional Convention of Now Hampshire Is In session at Concord Dr E II Everett of Nnshau offered a resolution on Dec 2d to take God out of the Con stitution It reads as follows In view of the surprising foro thought and the thoroughly demon strated good Judgment of the framers of tho Constitution of the United States In omitting any reference to n personal God and believing that the people of Now Hampshire have reach ed an agoot Intelligence when it is safe to discard superstition and tho proper place to start should be and Is with our State Constitution fOllowingproposition lnlerenrtobe ConstitutionItAll the time that the voting was going on God did not do or su itutlont havtaken c r NewlIamllRhlre fromtheilbulillIngsCertainly God has not hoer ver Stattimeown way Preachers aro proclaiming front their pulpits that God is a Democrat and that His only son was a So NewIIampshlreConstltufon ChristransemigrateMarilla her no 0LordJOSEPHINE K HENRY Ia Invested now will be worth at least inIprsrcentWo have already placed our first stock issue tlll1 ond issue outs offered at only 250 SHARE PER 1 nonfwtlihoMonntninIHstriPl tittI tyHTHE IDAO CENTRAL COLD MINING CO SUITE 200 SAtlE ST CIllAll li L 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Benjamin Ide Wheeler of the University of California In a Thanksgiving sermon at the First Presbyterian church of San Francisco expressed himself as follows regard Ing Foriegn Missions No one does any good by carry Ing a people away from Its faith No one does good who tears a Chinaman from the faith of his ancestors The missionaries who seeks to root out old faith In the hope of teaching new theologies have failed and wrought mostly harm This Is exactly what Rationalists claim Tho heathen mythologies are just as reasonable and credible as the Christian theologies They both brutalize and benumb the human mind and enslave It to Ignorance and fearThe only missionaries needed In this world are those who Instruct their fellow creatures In the efficacy of Soft and water creature comforts high thinking and noble living and from conditions In Christendom It charityJprovldeth not for his own household Is worse than an Infidel Is this Idea permeating the Presbyterian church Verily the world do move CALLING ON THE WOMEN Not help us Cassius but help us women or we sink Rev DwIght M Pratt addressed the Woman Club of Cincinnati last Mon lay on The Enforcement of the Law Law in a Republic Is gener ally speaking an expesslon of the- popular will he said The laws on our statute boolts express the wishes Leglslarcorpora1fi TWO LETTERS FROM BRO HURT San Antonio Tex Nov 30 02 near Brother Moore In your Issue of today there Is a criticism of myself by my friend Wai ter Hurt I send you the reply here in enclosed and I ask you to publish It for this reason everyone has the right to be heard before the same tribunal which he Is Indicted You will therefore be absolutely without excuse If you refuse to Insert It in the Blade at an early date To be candid with you my preference Is that you refuse It publication for that fur nishes me with a club to pound your alleged Liberalism etc You must understand however that I am not your enemy because I am your critic In the service of truth we must Ignore personality and It Is for this reason that I think none the less of Hurt for his criticism of me Ho is perfectly entitled to hold and to express any opinion of me that he may have and I simply wish to try to teach you to be as liberal to me as I am to you In case you do not publish my reply please return It with Inclosed stamp and oblige with best wishes for a happy Christmas and a merry New Year Yours Sincerely JAS ARMSTRONG JR Box 30 A SELFCONFESSEDDEGENERATE In the issue of the Blade of Novem her 30 Walter Hurt devotes a little more than a column to myself His criticism while entirely Impersonal Is about as severe as It can be The principal charges of his Indictment are superficiality sophistry and Intel lectual prostitution They may be enumerated as follows First Within the brain of this ultrautilitarian there dwells no dream of a lofty altrustlc purposehe Is consistent only In his inconsistency SecondHe cares not which side he espouses so long as he finds oppo He doubtless will deny that he Is a mental prostitute No newspaper worker who Is constantly breadandbutterIest L l 6 ri 14 MMAVNMMVtions nonenforcement of the law means defeat of the public Three evils which constantly me ace tho enforcement of the law arc the saloon the gambling den and th social evil These things breed crIme and perpetually plan new was to defeat the law My reason for speaking of these evils to the Womans Club Is to stf ulate this organization of ntelllgen women to a more aggressive campaign against them Womans work Is to create public sentiment They are the social conscience It Is far better and easier to form than to orm Reform Is only necessary who the forming has been neglected I an oldfashioned enough to believe that a disregard for human law means a regard for Divine law This man says the human laws- on our statute books express the wishes of the people According tc that women are not people Ho says women are the soci religIonscience and It does look that way for certainly women are not allowed voice In either one but when the need financial or moral help they ca on the social conscience to lend aid The women are called on to help force the law against the saloon the gambling den and the social evil Who keep and support these dens of vice Who has the ballot to vote them in or out by popular will which is always of the masculine persuasion If I were a man armed with the sovereignty of American cit i zenship I would be ashamed to as the underhanded Influence and aid political slaves to overcome the evil that have been planted in our mids- and are fostered by sovereign citizen Reverend told that Womans Club that Reform is only necessary when the Forming has been ed Women are told that they for the characters of men If that Is true all the evils in society are due directly to women and Rev Pratt conveyed this Idea to the women whether they recognized the fact or not and then he got off something about the Divine Law This old Jag of Divinity and Divine Law has been congregationswas in the bullrushes If I were a prude I would say cowrushes When women refuse to be exploited by preachers and politicians the so cial conscience will be able to do some forming and reforming on its own account The women of the Gin inati Club would have dignified their womanhood by telling this Reverend gentleman if men are so helpless hey cannot correct evils without our underhanded influence give me the Ballot and we will do It ourselves One ballot is worth more than twenty He Is not a strikingly original nor an exceptionally strong thinker there is little that is human in his philosophy Fifth Armstrong Is a clever con troversialist and can build up a struc ture of sophistry that Is nearly im pregnable The mass of his work Is made superficial by Its banal charac ter He is an omnivorous reader rather than a finished scholar SIxthHe is a PROSTITUTE OF THE PEN and must cater to his stituency I confess to a considerable admiration for Armstrongs ability and attainments With a DEFINITE AIM and continuity of purpose he may yet do some work of enduring worthI long since ceased to be of fended by criticism of any kind If a man calls me a liar and I am a liar it does not mend the matter to get angry and In case I am not a liar then he Is a liar and a slanderer as well and I simply feel sorry for him I feel sorry for Walter Hurt therefore because he is a very Ignorant man- am certain that he would not Inten tionally take from me the Immediate Jewel of my soulhonor He Is thoroughly a good fellow Just as good personally as he is worthless Intel lectually and In the way of a character credential this is giving him the greatest praise Hurt Is a victim of the delusion that because he can write well he can think well He Is unmindful of the fact that because a buzzard flies well he Is not there fore a professor of aeronautics In order to show that hurts meth od of criticism Is entirely unsound I propose to apply it to himself In the Blade of November 23 he has an ar ticle on what might be called sex slavery Therein he says Civilization Is more brutal than barbarism Among our primeval pro gentlous woman was subordinate only because of her physical Inferiority- To bo as unfair with Hurt as he was with me I ask this question Is Hurt civilized If so according to his own statement he Is more brutal than a barbarian and since the barbarian was a rape fiend he Hurt is more brutal than a rape fiend If Hurt denies that he Is civilized then he Is not MORE brutal than a rape fiend but only JUST AS BRUTAL as a barbarian It is not sophistry I think to say that if all civilization is brutal all civilized men are brutal Did partjof r Ii U so to what part does be refer to us being brutal part he belongs s to or the part that the other fellow belongs to If Hurt Is civilized and treats hi wife well then civilization Is not more brutal than barbarism But t Is not to be believed that Hurt treats conalderatn e number of other civilized people o he has therefore groosly slandered either knowingly or ignorantly a cot slderable number of his fellows hq saying that they are worse than bar rapme fiends If Hurt is not civilized but a barbarian then he has made thE mistake of Judging other people by himself and since his opinion in that event is only tho opinion of l barbarian It Is not worth the noticE of the civilized Speaking of civilization Hurt says The limitations of language make Impossible Its correct characterlzi tlon He Is therefore one of the two thlngsa most monstrous man alor a very careless writer In either event he is not a strikingly original nor an exceptionally strong thinker For he has said that civilized men sucjh I he has also said that whatever can be conceived Is at least the reflection of a reality Now where are we to look for the reality which s reflected In the assertion that civ llzed men are worse than fiendsIn Hurts own life or In the lives of oth ers If It Is not in his life how s that civilization has failed to put kfit there that Is If he Is civilized ani doets it happen that he Is better than oth er barbarians In defense of Hurt shall I say that he did not mean to characterize all brutalmnotwithstanding he said that they are so brutal that the limitations of guage make Impossible their correct characterization shall I excuse him for I really like him by saying that he is ignorant and does not know what he Is talking about or that is e confronted with the bread and but ter problem and cannot afford to b entirely honest and is therefore PROSTITUTE OF THE PEN AN MUST CATER TO HIS constituency I truly feel that I ought to be as char table to him as he has been to me no I feel that I should be more so and I say that the good fellow Is simply Ignorant Of course Hurt FereImpossiblegrandstand play In his defense oCwo manhoodVHurt says that Slavery of six a barbarity that parallels slavery ol race from which I infer that he would have women free Just as as men are I do not believe he would have women as incontinent- as men are and therefore the coun terpart of his proposition that wo men should be free Is that men should be chaste all of which shows that Hurt has a brain in which there dwells a dream of a lofty altruistic purpose He actually believes that men can be educated to become as chaste as virgins as unstained as the most Immaculate womanhood For such is the counterpart of the propo sition that women should be educated to become as free as men Freedom is simply the opportunity to do as we please and since sex freedom has not caused man to please to be chaste will Hurt please explain how the same thing will make woman please to be chaste I am sure that women are sexually infinitely more moral than men and wishing them to main so I am unalterably opposed to the doctrine of free love which Is the extreme conclusion of Hurts position Is Hurt a free lover If not what does he mean by an emancipated man Does he admire the man who permits another man to go with his wife even with her consent If he does then he Is a free lover If he does not then he docs not believe in emancipated womanhood since the very essence of emancipated wo manhood or manhood or anything else is the privilege of doing as we please Now I would like to have Hurt tell me whether he was simply throwing boquets at the ladles or he meant Just what he said In conclusion I will say a few words about myself First I am not ultraultllltarian I never refuse a man a meal as long as I have the price nor Inflict death on animal or Insect as long as I can avoid Second I do not care which side of the argument I espouse and I would not have Hurts side In the present Instance for half the money I have no opinion on any subject that- t am afraid to express or do not ex press whenever occasion demands Third I deny being a mental prostitute and offer In evidence of the truth thereof the fact that I became i linotype operator and am at present subbing on a local dally in order to avoid the very thing with which Hurt charges me My Income from that source at present average about nJlLlffl n a week and I am not therefore fronted with any bread and hotter problem I am thus at liberty to be Just as honest as I please and whiles do not say that I am incapable of dishonesty I defy Hurt to show that I have at any time been dishonest Fourth as to being strikingly original or an exceptionally strong thinker that is not for mo to say That there Is little that Is human in philosophy Is ono of Hurts peculiar statements that gives me more creel It than I deserve There Is nothing but Intellect In philosophy and if mine Is little human it must be greatly superhuman that is divine rather than beastly for beasts are not reckoned as philosophers I lay no claim whatever to being n god and hope I may never become one for If I did Brother Moore might as sasslnato me I think Hurt meant that there is little humane in ml am not an omnivorous reader nor a finished scholar know nothing of any of the lead languages except Latin and very little of that Speak none of the modern except my own If I were scholarly and well read I would not be a hist for only an Ignorant or dishonest man or both mattes false arguments If ignorance makes me a Sophist then I am not to be censured It dom makes me so then It Is wisdom that mattes me dishonest and you certainly will not blame a man for do Ing the wise thing will you Sixth I am not a prostitute of the pen for write what I wish for the Isonomy which Reed does not endorse and expect to write many now thanking Hurt for the considerable admiration that he has for my ability and attainments as well as hoping that I may some day acquire a definite aim and contin uity of purpose that I may do some amtYours Chastely JAMES ARMSTRONG JR San Antonio Tex Nov 3- 0CommentI dont think that either toeaatoDHurt You are another and at the same time have saved all this space In my little paper The short letter to me is an implied compliment Any other editor in the insultsintospublishing his peace would Have stifled his lone stamp trim his drawer thrown his letter In his waste barrel and have told him to go to the devil Still I like Armstrong think him n man of some genius afflicted with a diarrhoea pf words sometimes in constipationtwould be better for him If he would come straight out Catholic or straight out Infidel They make a bad mlxtry MRS KELSEY Says Methuselah was 70 Feet Tall and Waded Around Tho Flood- Belleview Fla Dec 302 C C Moore- Methuselah was a giant about 70 feet tall He might have waded around In the water or sat oil the ark and let his feet hang over We know there was plenty that he could get to eat when we think of the amount and variety of things that must have been floating on the waterA good phrenologist can tell how long a person may live by measuring from the hole in the ear to the base of the brain allowing ten years for every oneeighth of an Inh Thus Elizabeth Cady Stanton must had have one and oneeighth Inches while Ingersoll may not have had more than seveneighths of an inch Then the age of Methuselah divided by equals 96 and nine tenths divided by equals a little more than one foot He must have had at least five times as much brain above which would have made his head a little more than feet long The longheadedest man in the BibleEditor Moore A well proportion person Is I think eleven times the length of his head which would have made Methu selahs height feet But Brother Moore what I want to know most is how you when a preacher explained the two births of Christ recorded in Matthew and Luke and how now as an Infidel You will find Lots wife no doubt when you go to the Orient I was told not long ago by a sailor who had been there that he saw her and If any one broke off a finger or chip ped off a piece of her It immediately grew again I dont want any of her but Id me- a description of her dress which you will no doubt give in Dog Fennel in the Orient MRS KELSEY AnswerI had hoped that Methuselah 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