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Digital page images are linked to the text file. frhtllo11 rj r8 TJE GRAS BLADE Tl l EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE vi0jXII NO L LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY FEBRUARY 22 E M 303 X100 A YEAR I t fllhb 1I t o1J 0 u TERMS OF THE BLADE i1 Issue for one year 100 5 issues for ono year 250 10 Issues for one year 400 100 issues tor one year 3500 Terms100 per year In advance in clubs of five 50 cents foreign subscription 150 t Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the f Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you chango your address ad vlso this office giving your old as well as tho new address J When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old sub t scriber The address slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription and serve as u receipt as the date changes as soon as the subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication are oat discontinued at expiration unless- so ordered by the subscriber The courts invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all capers re e the paper is paid for in tI tied j rAof 161 East Third WalnutEntered at Lexington Ky as Second Class Mall Matter Address all communications to SLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX f 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 tree ITHE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell it and those who drink it believe from the time it Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can tcontemplate the subject without be coming against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the deathsof 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 tiling 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 separateGrrtIn Is this gov ernment founded upon the Christian rellglonWashingtonThe Church and State should be absolute Garfleld COLLEGE of IWIEiE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material PEEP MODERATE Fall term opens in September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSLER M D Secy 845247 Ashland Ave Chinaaa Ill IN OLDw- KENTUCKY SOME SOCIALISTIC OBSERVATIONS 0 An Address Delivered by President Wilson Before the Congress of The National Liberal Party at Lexington Ky Jan uary 24th 1903 x This think a favorable oppor tunity for Introducing sonic economic agitation hi this state Most Kentucky people read of So cialism and Socialistic agitation without regarding them as matters affect log Kentucky whatever They look up on this question as something belong ing to communities far off As some thing affecting cities and centers o commerce unconscious that what af fects them affects the remotest er of the soilunconscious that th Blue Grass Region affords some of the inert Illustrations of these great questions now agitating the masses In the great manufacturing and min lug centers For a little while let us shift the scene of agitation from the roaring grimy factory in the tenement tract of the city to the fields of Ken tucky which still retain the green tint of summer and which await the first kisses of the journeying sun to thrill them with opening buds blos coming fruits golden dandelions and fair daffodils- It Is u big jump but I am going to show you that the curse of monopoly rests upon these quiet fields as well as upon the city slum am going to make It so plain to Mr Moore that If he cannot see It he has either a cataract over each eye or a chloroformed conscience am going out to Dog Kennel and stand upon his native heath and take my observations- am going to show that the Oil Stocks and Copper represented out there have become such common names that the neighborhood is im pregnated with their association and that they are fast displacing the which usetfto flourish there If wanted to convert some par ticular friend to Socialism there Is not a spot on earth from which would choose to take my observations in preference to Dog Fennel One of the disappointments In traveling through Blue Grass if the fact that the line Old Kentucky Homes mean the OLD ones which you read and sing about are mostly myths they aint thar Once In a good long while you see one of them but nearly all the pro tentlous homes are those recently built or remodelled by some city baron mining speculator oil king or distiller it Is only when you go to a stock farm that you observe any provements worth noting Iho farmers of the Blue Grass havo all moved to town and retired rode around Dog Fennel for two days with Mr Moore It Is n beautiful fertile spot fairly well piked anti fenced Woo drove to the Harkness farm said to he the tlnest farm In tit world A high stone wall English style lined the pike In front of the farm for some distance A porters Lodgea tine limestone residence of live or six rooms stood within near the great Iron gate which open ell lido the road which led to the mansion a mile away The object of this costly residence Is to house a man cold family whose only duties are to attend to the gate and see that no tramp or suspicious people are admitted to the premises It was the first Unit in my life that had to pass a locked gate an iron one at that anti submit to personal Inspec thou and inquiry before was per milted to approach an American farm winding drive of crush ed limestone led through Held woodland up to mansion Thi mansion an Old Kentucky Hone remodeled Its former possessor had moved to town and RETIRED horse stable or barn as you choose to call it about the length of a city square finished on the inside In lard oiled wood and a palace in Itself costing was told 125000 stood a short distance from the man skin Many other buildings less pre tenUous stood about but all were hue The fences through the Holds were all of hoard and whitewashed making a pretty contrast with the green of the land All the larger trees In thin woodlands wero protect ed by lightning rods When you entered or drove Into this stable your torso and buggy pulsed over a flue matting carpet which was spread In the great door way calJOleliIhere Moors of tho tenements Into which have enterou When looked upon tho blanketed well fed fiery eyed steeds holding their heads high in lofty scorn even of myself thought of shivering starving hu man wretches have seen living In the cellars of tho great city When f 1 breathed the fresh pure air of that stable thought of the babies inhal ing the sickening atmosphere of the filthy alleys and crowded tenements When saw those proud horses gaz ing through fine windows over green fields where far woodlands lay dreaming under sleepy blue skies I thought of the poor shop girl at the close of her days labor stepping Into a dark hole of a doorway feeling her way along a dingy passage to a dingier little room with one small window looking out over a filthy court filled with garbage barrels and outhouses When saw the many great brood mares serenely grazing In the rich shade by the side of their young high bred foals thought of the sad eyes of the mothers havo seen as they looked Into tho cradle and longed for the shade and sunshine and the breath of clover to bring back to health tho dying mite of humanity which lay moaning therein We leran by contrast Many good people are not alive to human suffer ing because they see but little of It and that In a light form Others see so much that they become cal lous to It and heed it not Somehow it has been my lot In life snttertngfgrow used to it skyeit sake me Jealous or curious of the rich and prosperous I simply ask and want that all alike have the senile to health sunlight fresh air education ease and all those fundamental necessities which lessen crime and Improve the race This man Harkness owner of this finest farm the world Is a Standard Oil King living In New York He visits this farm In May and Junebringing his family and other swell Eastern people with him He is a horse fancier and the sole use and object of this great estate is grati fication of tills fancy and of having a country residence for a month or two In the year Now Harkness is a rich man He Is not getting poorer like the Ken husky farmers The Standard Company on a capital of 100000000 In thin last six years has declared dividends to the amount of iol000 000 Harkness who owns a big corner of Its stock comes down into Kentucky anti sots up in such style that till old Kentucky aristocrats are simply not In It He houses his horses better than many of the bluest blooded natives house their wives and children Does Harkness earn the money by which he makes this grand display How comes ho by it then By his dividends on Standard 011 stock How much are these dividends 300000000 In six yeas on a cup Itall ell stock of 100000000 Is oil declining or advancing hue just advanced three cents on the gallon- If Harkness does not who then earns these mammoth dividends The man who drill for oil andwork work In the refineries Do they own Blue Grass farms No A lot of thorn dont even own their own hides Havo their sick children fresh air and sunshine llko Harknoss colts No They breathe the stilling air of a crowded oneroom shanty At an oil refiners wages how long would It take him by keeping his family on tho point of starvation all tho time to save enough money to buy Just one of HarknoHs yearlings About a thousand years What do we observe In this com parison Abnormal wealth and abnormal pov Continued on Fourth Page l W JI 111 TAKE IT TO TH LORD INAYERi The pious h always asking their Heavenly Far r to have mercy on them hut ey seem to have no mercy on th Giver of every good andect ft Prayers ascend overyiour fe every un der tl Run noon and stars to suc ceed While lier prayers are ascend ing a5 the is time that these very same enterpri tis will NOT suceed Those who tu e every thing to the Lord in to forget that he is In thkcreation business on a gigantic being at the helm of the tin terse guiding the suns stars and ets their courses holding the co lets in check to keep them from ng off at a tangent and seeing tli it the moons of the planets wax an wane on time They seem to forge that He holds tho seas In the hp low of his hand and attends to th ebb and flow of the tides on schedule time that He heaps tho fuel on the Internal fires of the earth that and volcanic convulsions may obey His commands That lie is busy heat mid cold so summer ami winter seed time and harvest will not fall that tho earth will give forth Its fruits so that In erne time we may enjoy them Is busy manufactur ing winds and waves fire anti water to propel them and thunder and lightning to add to tho exhibitions of floods storms and cyclones That he clothes the forest in verdure ladens the fields with grain and the orchards with fruit and paints the leaves of the lily the rose and the violet Beside think of the hundreds of millions of souls He must keep on hand to place one in the body every Infant that Is born Into the world and disposing of the millions of souls of the dead after they have lived ou this earth They seem to forget that vast armies of earth are all praying to them to vanquish their enemies put them to the sword and bring them to victory They aeem to forget that the churches are imploring Him for more money and more members They seem to forget that political parties are Invoking His aid to elect their candidates and that the United States Congress asks Ills help in the of the taxes filched from the American people They seem to forget that even the of Kentucky and Colorado call on Him for help In time of need and that is pretty often They seem to forget that the mat rimonial market must he supplied with the matches that are made in these things old millions of others Heavenly Father Is im portuned to attend to And now comes a brand new demand all the way from Missouri Col Crisp of Kansas City has produced a bill Into the Missouri Legislature providing for Jim Crow cars on all railroads In that State Tine colored people are up In arms against this bill and prayer meetings are being held in every hamlet and town in tho State to plead with the Lord to bring this bill to defeat Think of it with all the business tine Lord of Heaven and earth has on lauds to lie asked to lobby in Missouri against a Jim Crow car bill Thla Is too much The Bible tells r r truth when It says the Lord Is Ilhe suffering and easy to he entreat certainly looks that way No wonder Ho repented that He had made man We should not wonder If He had repented numbers of times bringing such a bothersome nagging set into the world to say nothing of women with all their wants and com a woman friend who wanted to attend a swell wedding and her lips were all swoolen up with fever blisters and she told me that she took those fever blisters to the Lord In prayer and lie took them all off and she got to tho wedding in fine style A Kentucky girl given to says she fell from her horse and broke her leg in two places and that she took that broken leg to the Lord in prayer and in one hour the broken bones were knitted together and her limit was as well and sound as ever When Fitzsimmons tought Corbett the press announced that Mrs Fltz slmmons took the fight to the Lord in prayer praying earnestly that her husband would win the fight and come out champion of the prize ring and he did We are told that faith can remove mountains It never has removed them but perhaps the right brand of faith has never been used in pc titlons to the throne of grace never dreamed that the Creator ruler and guide of the universe after Steamer Which is Conveying EditorMoore to the Orient THE MOLTKE opportunity vmlts undertaking earthquakes manufacturing spectacular expenditure Legislatures Legislature plaintsI sanctification numbering all hairs of our heads and noting the full of sparrows would attend to such matters as re moving fever blisters mending brok en legs winning prize fights and lob bying against Jim Crow cur bills Funny old world this and funny people In It butt we told great Is the mystery of godliness JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky DISOBEYING GODS COMMANDS The New York Sun says a Pennsyl vania woman who had been convicted of witchcraft by the Cumberland County Court has just been released from jail after nut imprisonment of three months Why should this wo man be allowed to live The plain command of God as given through Moses In Exodus XXII IS says Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live and Leviticus XX says A man or wo man that hath a familiar spirit or that is a wizard shall surely be put to iloath they shall stone them with stones their blood be upon them Surely there are enough stones or faggots and matches in Pennsylvania to carry out Gods command John Wesley says giving up witchcraft Is giving up the Bible John Wesley is right In the office of the New York Her all on January 31st Mrs Frederick Alford demonstrated that she is some sort of a witch She possesses eyes which enable her to see through solid substances as Is done with the Xrays She can read letters and books held behind a brick wall or an iron safe Sloe performed a series of experl ments which If she lead done them 200 years ago would have resulted In a bonfire after the Salem order but Mrs Alford lives anti has her liberty which proves the world does not care much for Bible commands today JOSEPHINE K HENRY SEEKING NEW HOME Why not try the great Southwest Low colonist rates on the first and Ashsfor particulars and literature Ad dress JAMES BARKER Genl Pass Agent K T Ry 201 Walnwright Bldg St Lour hiT IJJIIIJ 1 r A PAYING CONCERN i WILL BE THE BLUE GRASS BLADE STOCK COMPANY Put 5000 Behind the Blade Divided Among a Large Number of Stock holders and It Will Declare a Dividend the First Year By Morris Sachs readers of the Blade have been told that some friends of the paper are endeavoring to organize a stock company for the purpose of placing It on a sound financial basis I shall give a brief review of how the move ment started On Sunday afternoon Mr Moore was booked for an address beforeJthe Second Congress of the National Liberal Party subject not announced Mr Moore is by this time on the At lantic Ocean and cant talk back The word address was a misnomer he talked on any and every subject and finally wanted to know if them friends of the Blade will give It their moral and financial support while he was looking for the spot where Abrahl1mtentertainedKentucky rye Why dont you form a stock Com pany came a voice from the right and as the audience glanced around It noticed Mr T J Wyscarver on the Hoar Mr Morgan Wamsley was next to rise with the statement put me down for a hundred dollars The Chair thereupon announced that all those Interested in the finan cial success of the Blade and the pro posed formation of a stock company were requested to remain after the afternoon session of the National Lib er1arlY had a edIIle r dyearver was ult niUtr 11 motion chosenSecretl1lY t were made and the enthusiasm was more demonstrative when a number walked up tb the Secretarys desk and liberally subscribed for the pro posed stock It was decided to capitalize the Blue Grass Blade Into a company with 5000 capital and divide the shares s into 500 of ten dollars each On mo tion the chair was authorized to ap point a committee of nine to have t ciarge of tho Initiatory work and the fonowlng gentlemen were appointed- T J Wyscarver Cincinnati Muses Kaufman Lexington Ky Noah Color Dayton Ohio rhasDr T J Bowles Muncle Ind vieo W McCormlck Moultrle Dr J Wilson Cincinnati Morris Sachs Cincinnati It is hoped that the majority If not all the shares will be subscribed for before Mr Moore returns from Pal estlne Truly a better welcome could not be accorded him than such Infor mation It is the intention of the committee to call in 25 per cent of the subscription at the time of delivery of the stock and 25 per cent In three six and nine months respec ttely This method will enable a good many to tube a number of shares without being obliged to pay for them In one sum Those desiring to sub scribe are requested to communicate with any of the Committee or the office of the Blue Grass Blade Will tho stock be a paying Invest meat Yes Put 5000 behind the Blade divided among a large number of stockholders and It will be able to declare a per cent dividend the very first year In less than a years time It will have at least 5000 paying subscribers at a dollar a year With an income of 5000 it can easily set aside 300 for dividends And the advertisements will increase and bring better prices The stockholders will elect their ter the business end of paper and everything will be conducted on en ti ely business principles for rev enue only Mr Moore will remain the Editor and Mr Hughes the pub lisher This sentiment was unan imous at the meeting But they will have the cooperation of all the stock holders and the moral and financial encouragement of all liberty loving men and women Cincinnati Ohio CALIFORNIALOW RATES Beginning February 15th the 11 K to T Ry will sell Colonist Tick ets to California at very low rates viz St Louis 3000 Kansas City 2500 leaves St Louis each Tues day at S32 p in Ask any Katy t Agent or BARKER Genl Pass Agent M K T Ry 201 WaJnwrlght Bldg St Louis J 1 f4 II 1JSHort Letters Buffalo N Enclosed please find two dollars Krononber Esq Hawley St of this cltr f wishes to renew his subecrlptlo Hitherto you have spelled his name with two Its please cut out the mill die one You may send me 25 cOIJ les of the eighth Issue containing articleand about copies of ra r Now Years poem The balance of the dollar In Dr Wilsons Partr Problems In pamphlet formS AVETMORE Whltesboro Texas The book Behind the Bars received in good or dor I noticed In reading an extra chapter No page 97 to 112 how ever got that much more good rending for the same amount now close the 100 for Dog Fennel wish- Ing n pleasant trip and safe return to your native land as ever RAN CIS BEAST Austin Ills Think my subscrlptlo r to the Blade will expire about March Istso enclose 100 for renewal for coming year For enclosed ten cents send extra copies last Blade with Dr Wilsons address on Marriage and DI Vance appreciate all of Dr Wi sons articles hope to meet him sOllie lime In near future You know was I who first got Mr and Mn Clos7 to take the Blade ANNA LOGUE vJ t Rowletts KyYou will please send me 100 worth of Dr Wilsons ture on Marriage and Divorce xpamphlet form and cents of next Diode containing Mrs Hen rys and Mrs Closzs addressee before Lexington Congress Enclosed find check for same was to sorry Lexingtoirgot to give Jesse Russell my proxj but you elected every one to office just as would have done had been present to vote myself will be on hand at the St Louis meeting nex year if nothing happens to prevent me doing so wanted to be with yoi 4 so bad but my wife and daughter wai not able to be tip so could leave act them Jesse Russell came by for me fJto go with him but could not At he came back he stayed over with me long enough to tell me about the Cot gross and felt almost like I had been there- Sa aint Dr Wilson a corker Wife and daughter read his dress and both pronounced It grand Wife says Dr Wilson Is the greatest man now living to her knowledge and belief and will live long after he shall have shuffled off tilts moist coil am just starving to got my next pa per I want to rend Mrs Henrys and k Mrs Closes talks so bail can hardly wait Mrs Henry Is the writer after my IvlIlfalhrlive 50 years ttincause of down trodden women arm with them for war If It takes all summer as Gen Grant said once wanted to be with you so could it get to see Mrs Moore andto see the lady that Chas Moore said was worth a regiment like you I got a little struck on Jimmie at Cincinnati last year at Cincinnati and your wife must hea peach if she Is worth a wholo regiment like you Hope tc see both at St Louis next yearL- r MANSFIELD Hartford City Ind Through the courtesy of a life long friend Wm Carroll who held with Thomas Paine The world Is my country to do good k Is my religion became a patron of your Inestimable journal and en 3close subscription and extra stamps for weeks Issue What agIo nods country America would be the shaping of her Besting was the hands of such noble men and wo mon as Carroll Wilson Dowles Mrs Henry Closz and Stanton Put n down for Dog Fennel Success to meI Blade WM MOONAN IT Dayton Enclosed find 000 by Ofie for my subscription on tho Blade and one for Dr Wilsons Party Problems If you put Dr Wil r sons lecture on Marjlage and Di vorce in pamphlet form take worth Also find II for 312 for which give Mrs Tillie Oelslager cred it as follows Send her extra copies of February and 15th With host wishes for yourself and family NOAH COLER Cincinnati O Enclosed find 0 r for 100 being payment for your val uable paper the Blue Grass Blade which Is enjoyed by every tree think Ing person Wishing you the success you deserve In your undertaking J QUARTERS Wlckllffe ICyI want to do all can for the Blade The other day In a great hurry sent you 200 and two names and Intended sending 250 and four names so I send the other 50 cents and following names am paying for all these myself Can you get up a card like Appeal to Reason good for year and sell them five for 250 I would keep them on hand GEO M JACKSON Grays Run Pa Enclosed find one for subscription to Ditto Grass 11I0llar After perusing the columns of a sample copy find It very Interesting It upholds right reason and truth and deals telling blows to the clergy that old party which has bled the Ignorant for hundreds of years The people of this earth have been living long time In a whales belly on stomach hitters and mind pudding and the time has como when such food falls to nourish as It used to do Happiness is what the world needs and It Is going to get It In the course 10f a century by downing the tench of the Bible and the pulpit or ators It Is painful how poor igno rout humanity swallows humbugs without even trimming the wings ntlll legs olTJ W HEYLMAN New Ross Ind Enclosed find 300 for two copies of Dog Fennel in the Orient and subscription to Blue Grals undo Wishing you good health antI a pleasant trip to laud of Biipe stitlou MICHAEL BRUCH- Glasford Ills thought would write you n few lines before you wont to the Holy Land see by the llIalle where n great molly have asked you for relics from Holy Land and r am expecting to start a small fill heal show would like some flom there Of course will pay you a reasonable price for them wnnt you to lining me two live devils some of Mary Magdalene stock and If you cant get the Magdalene stock you can bring any other stock with a pedigree If you cannot get live devils will accept Fossels Dont bring any Gods have onen dand paid cents for him years ag from a Chinaman ann he has riot cost me one cent board of clothing He Is ahead of Bible Gods because he has body and parts which the Bib say their Gods have not I am sllre my little China stone God will answer prayers as well as the other God The Chinaman told me whcn bough him would havee godee luckee Now would like the jaw bone of the ass that talked and saw the angel menu Balaams the one he rode And if you cannot get the jaw bone one of his left hind legs will do think could pass It off as St Annes writ bone I would like to have one of the Holy Ghosts would like a treat many more curiosities but not ask any more Note all thesE things In Dog Fennel WM F FAHNESTOCK Walton InllIn the cause of sacred truth write to let you know that still live C C Moore Is determine to go to Jerusalem in the Holy Land Dear friend mince the investlgatioi very carefully whether Jesus Christ was buried days and nights ae Jehovah won in the whale days nights see the disagreement con cernlng crucifixion whether it wai Bethany or Mount of Olives Mr Hughes the extra papers of Blue Grass Blade have come and giving satisfaction I would like for tc como and see who am WI ltake copies Fennel wish to say to the friends of the coming present Congess My heart Is full with It for spirit of sacred truth but my flesh Is weak I enclose you card of the Engler House I have one thous and published every year to give to my customers Thrugh Influence of Dowlelte for 20 years my wife became Insane and sue has now passed into eternity D ENGLER Ackley Iowa Your Blade always meets me fresh and green and let it be continued notice Mrs H M lost calls for tracts to assist In my literary work on the question uf church taxation I was advised by Truth Seeker to buy tractgjcpm iilPnnVTI1C 1tuatefuthat such a price bankrupt me thought a hand bill similar to the one enclosed would lIe sufficient end If you could help me In manufact tiring such would send you the for mal Hoping to receive ah early ply with your consideration A LUT TEHMAN Etna Ky Enclosed you will find clie sweet Williamcredit on account- am glad of the opportunity to help one poor soul on promised land It makes me think of Mike Gabe and rthers who used to visit Gods coun try to set the dear people aright It would be a good joke on the Irish angels for you on your return to wear a pair of artificial wings if per chence no real ones make their ap pearance on your trip Wishing you a safe journey I bid you olllenV DOULIN Markel Texas Enclosed flail 200 for N L P dues and Dog Fennel Success to the N L P and to all those who are working so earnestly for the cause of Woman and Human ity in general May victory crown every honest effort GEO W WAT FORD Cadott Vis Herewith 200 one for Dog Fennel and N L P as I wish to become a member of that organization would like to meet with you cu January know other men here who have grown grain In orthodox churches who express same desire but poverty prevents us from coming liege your trip will prove beneficial to you as I am sure it will be to your readers tried to get Mrs Henry to lecture here this win tel but did not FRANK ZIMMER IAN Pecrla i T Enclosed find 250 for following subscribers lope to get up a large club In the near future Mr Moore while you are In the old country learn the art of making wine out of water as we live in Indian Territory and have weddings and such things and are not Slowed to smell whiskey much less drink It We would like something to malts the guests pleasant and hap py Wo have plenty of good water and If we had the art could have both water and wine You can put me down for one sprout of Dog Fennel as It very scarce In this country am as ever1V THOMAS Alameda CalI thank my numer ous friends of the late convention and others for their kind sympathy for me In my lute severe pneumonia brought on by overtaxing my lung tower think my family and friends wore over excited by my condition am now out of bed and bapesoon to be out of the house when ox pect to renew iny efforts to overthrow the slavery by the priesthood the worst degradation and servitude ever Imposed on the human race There arc threto grades of prioaUs the half rr r I ntlllIshould be wiped tilLA D fwrth PARISH Tiynolosod 50 cpnts Lima to Dlodl lor six Dog Fennel and put OFIt1l1i been readers of miBbnnd time but havc the semi thought we had been burrowing it IJ quit playing better subscribe an borrowing Children of lar if Paid for it Would enjoy It MRS NELLiE lIlortI loPloo e send Grand Junction Cc r with Dr WII me copies of haul send copies sons Sorinlism mV11st If It w same Issue to enclose oil Wilsons ar pay you enough to Ic I will take tide in pamphlet foblid probab thousand copies surn teal more I dcnt care hcM linly get th me to plrws If c to walel1 great and noble old fsjlties of So to the truth and ne If i cal claliBin Incas his old1 rood he car get him to realie whs ill feel do through the Blade the Inert repaid even If lie IHwlm wahlIsJ out of mo heft re v SAWYER lt nnd il Smithland Iowa nclmd me cx cents for which please Issues tra paper the folhnvii eat Voram a prior man but a all tir lor our cause and I gl I han papers away free gratlsBJl tin titled parties who I atRp d th would like to have tlte kcl Blade In which is piibislirriaji rn are of Dr Wilson on left Divorce wrote each 1a sot something like the enclil me 50 cents worth of is worth February 8th and clf 6th wish the next Issue Febinia11 old be jUtt was worth looon 1t 500 each spirited enough to hlwIn the good year as long as it JaKtsI roes Blade soil wellfare of the Blnec afe burnWishing a pleasant and Moore for that great hero Cljmaiii your am here for Rod and IjiTOLL for H H RDIl L S Sample Lettefl F McGll Smithland loa MBear Sir an bona Sioux City Iowa forward FniendI have this nali which yo the order for the Blades lr prosidon will find the lecture of a rty on Mat of the National Liberal Pit wilt intet rarp and Divorce e I it ms co est you and also the othell you wil talned In the paper ShouB the Blad to become a subscriber tiMo the Bin please send in your order 1 Ky an Grass Blade Lexington 1 you wpl1 mention my name WlshinlJDi L S remain Your fur good STOLL pis of 2i P SThE above is a taiwiany tilt letters wrote today to ts in this recent people I thought Ibsfribors way It might make a few DR STOLL I clcsr Salina Utah Please fir tvo money order for three doll accortnl which kindly credit on its Ind one dollar to E O RTis addrrsr desires the Blade sent to l s article for one year Dr WiiR ipad ptnos an Socialism bespeiks Th n n d Rholal h itty the only solution to the inU p oblom Your Blade Indeed a death dealing double edget weapon Inflicting fatal wounds Into capitalis tic monopoly and prlestljisupersti ion It Is nn Instrument reform and progress The writings If Mrs Henry and Mrs Closx demo strat what might be our systolic of der a Socialistic aCCOUlPlilhedtwere the women of our unities for s believe Father cubator of evolution and may yet evolve into a first class Freethinker He Is one of the womans product who should be encouraged in tho stand assumed for thlt cause oi the laborer May the Blade eve- rglowC E WEST M D WlciUlffe yWell itee by the last Blade that you are aiming to un dertake that trip to the Holy Land and that you are shirt some shekels To help you on our way enclose money order for 2 one lar of which is to pay for a copy oi Dog Kennel for which subscribed somrume ago and for other g you will please send the Blade one year to askeda you to bring them souvenirs that It seems superfluous to ask for nOle1Iut would so much like to have a rabbits foot from tno grave yard WMrc Moses is buried that cannot refrain roan asking you to bring me one Wish could be with you all at the Congress but am not able to come J L WILLIAMS Brailfordville KyYou will flnd enclosed one dollar for Blade for ono year am an old man but a young convert I got hold of the Ago of Ran son two years ago and It knocked tit holy ghost out of me am the only Infidel were and have four churches to fight but it is not much of a job as nave tho Blade to help me out want tne Blade as long as livti and when die want Inscribed on the stone that marks my resting place this inscription The farther have tried to know but In vain Here lies a convert of Thomas Paine Moulded back to Natures shade lover of the Blue Urass DIldO W W NBWCOM6- Clrclevllle ObloI wish to beOnta- member of the Womans Clubt get a good many Liberal boots njii tapers and after read I jaih- em over to others and so tkej go This is a thorough orthodox plaj they do hero as they do osewMf b ostracize every one that The world Is getting wiser thU7fittot all the time will do all that can to tJIOtlKhtIESTHISR A VAN HlPlBB AI D Hagerstown Md Herewith hosed n printed list of address p all the Washington county Id pubs AILn == =He school tear1 ra to whom you ought send ssniiw copies of the next issue of the Lilade as Mrs Harriet- Closzs excellent article therein- on Public Schools will make It a spec lal teachers number and this aI tlcle should be blue pencil marked to all attention thereto Our teachei ire the most Intelligent fairmindt and progressive element of our popu iatlon as I well know by intimate as sedation with them as my fath aught about thirtyfive years and aught six years myself and most of he many Blade subscribers have sent you are or have been teachen tad the remainder are all very brig naive intelligent thinkers and I have md sample copies of Physical lurE Medical Talk and other pro resslve magazines similarly sent to then which they undoubtly appr Mated though unaware of my having hem sent There ought to be several Teachers Issues of the Blade san the copies of which should be sent to very teacher In every State lists ot addresses of which can be obtains rrom school examiners in each coui y Preachers devote different Sun lays of the year to Sabbathtarianisn missions etc with such effectiveness is clearly proves the great supiorlt this special subject rotation meth Hence a special Blade issue first or lawyers next for doctors then for Mechanics etc would doubtless be very effective especially it sever nccesBive issues treated of one point en the next etc and contalne very thing of interest that could ullected thereon It Is on the sate principle as having a Womans Right iisue a Socialist issue etc whit peniB to attract new readers Inclos are some stamps to help pay the stage on the suggested sampli pies Heartily desiring to help ex rrmlnate superstition bigotry intbl ranee and persecution and promote truth justice liberty and progress I sm yours for more education and en Hghtcnment on religion through the calm unprejudiced equal hearing oi oth sides of the question D WEB TEn GROH t Muncie IndEnclosed find stamps fer which please send one dozes copies of the next issue of the Blade ur Congress was a triumphant sue COS and the future of Rationalism the United States was never to right as it is at the present Illnl Thoughtful men and women ie learning now more rapidly that fer before that ecclesiasticism and plutocracy are Implacable enemies of human race and that their pow n will have to be broken or the sun f progress will soon be eclipsed and nankind will go back into darkness f the mil rlle ages The National Liberal Party came into existence at rn opportune time and its growth and influence d wiwly managed will soon felt tlirrnirlmut the Republic and distant day the sublime prlnciI which it slaiils will be crysI tallized into law ami it founders will receive the plaudits and gratitude of happy peoplu emancipated by Ra tlonalium from the thralldom of jrlests nod plutocrats Yours for the it RT J BOWLES M D i4taw= w A Masks Dinner And Dies The Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company has just settled a claim which ought to interest and enlighten people of our pious country A farmer of Appleton Wis had a cow pastured In a lot which divined the N W right of way A brnd of laborers who ate their ner nearby threw the cow some rem mats of mouldy bread whereupon the brute was afflicted with terrible pains in the Internal regions and scon died in great agony Suit was brought by the farmer and after a long legal investigation and a chemical analysts of the bread eaten by the cow it was decided that the death of the boast was due to poisoning from eating moldy bread and the Railway Com zany has in accordance with the de Aston remitted 14000 as compensa tion for loss of the cow This shows that man possesses greater physical endurance than the- o called brute creation It shows that man following the inflexible Christian methods for centuries has become inured to its hardships grown accustomed to Its privations For long years the workers it the human family have been poisoning their bodies by accepting the moldy Tread crumbs that have been flung to them from the rich mans tables and the poisonous substances assim ilated seem only to Increase tile ca pacity for greater endurance Unfortunately results of physical neglect or abuse are visited upon posterity A man may be addicted to drink or other deadly drugs for years befcre serious effects are noticable and while the same habit may not be traced to descendants there are con stitutional disabilities which cannot be overlooked and of which we should take stock in searching for census disease Is it not a travesty upon our sys tem when a piece of daily bread eaten by laborers should kill a beast of the field It it not a terrible arraignment of Chrlstion methods when the produc ers of Wealth must accept poisonous foods wlrtch not only lowers their own vitality but pollutes the stream of life for the future A number of clerks in Washington D are sub sitting themselves for experiments with adulterated foods of various kinds among them the celebrated embalmed beef of Spanish war famy Are they tlointr this that their brli era and sisters may be show the dangers which surround they No but they are doing It in cooperation of being furnished their Mard free TUo adulterated ratios of those rtlf f1ld r11f n clerks are not constant but alteritate with meals of pure food A crany scheme to neutralize the poisonous effects The people forget easily and the embalmed beef which a yellow dog would not even smell of hilt which our soldiers were compel to cat is to be advertised as trlctous and wholesome Our system of religion has d morel Ized Christendom It has dulled Ihe senses of humanitarianism The de cree of servants and masters hits placed the Iron heel of tyranny upon the neck of labor and has permitted the injustice of the ages to be wash away in the fountain filled with nunanuels veins The victims utI Christianity have been so long ft upon mouldy bread that not only are their bodies diseased and dls figured and dwarfed but their role bespeak the debauched degenerat and until different mental food Is supplied and assimilated the masses of the pfeople ole destined to eat mouldy bread a specimen of wblch tins been the cause of the death of a Wisconsin farmers cow Perhaps w should be thankful and say mouldy bread is far better than none HARRIET M CL- OSZSomething To TicKle Moores Vanity A neighbor who is a staunch Christian Scientist called upon mo to tear a report of the N L P meet- Ing handed her the latest Iliad Noticing the picture in the N W aakeflccrner she It that was the Itor I answered In the affirmative end asked what she thought of it Well said she It I can read faces I should say that he would ho make an attack on the Bible iiki the one ygu have made She re erred to my address given at the congress which she had read Why my good woman said He is devoting his life to the most scathing attacks upon tins Bible He has for years spent time and money to overthrow it and make its merciless teachings inoperative It you read geniality and humanity in his countenance it ill because he has re pudiated the monstrous doctrine of Inequality injustice and slavery whit flood its pages She Icokeu at me in amazement Slavery slit echced where Is it taught pick ct rp the Bible which is always at lan and pointed to the VI chapter Timothy which was the passage read by Brother Mocre at the Con vention inat paeoage said made Ed UtiI an t ytigttA11e againstLgeh and ions were arrayed other la Christs name Of course she tried to evade the point by saying tat slavery as a chattel was not meant that the expression was mere ly a desire for harmony I reminded her that such expressions were too neBidea and that if harmony was sought that the admonition shouM have been given to both sides and the masters enjoined to pay due def ference to servants and reminded her that In the other Instances in which Paul peremptorily orders wives to obey their husbands and servants tc obey masters that no intimation is glen tpIJr husbands should obey their wives that masters ehou d obey tervantii Why the very word obeys efetistlle one and precludes the poFsiblttfe tits harmcny either In an earthly or heavenly existence Before started the trip to Lexington this neighborbegged me not to at tack the BtbletSjl intended in my ad dress but er convictions fav ored my convict JIwela against it had no of permitting the opportunity to publicly register my protest to pass unimproved found however that this Christian advocate of tie Bible realizing that Christian metfiodtlcannot stand the tost of reason sought to bring to bear the arts of Christian Science and die speak through mental- lemonstratioiti How very silly and Inane such methods appear to one who declaresi There is noting so regal as reason And nothing so as truth I dare say that It the prayers of these left in many of the homes of the delegates to tltp N L P had been answered the meeting would have boon the grandest fizzle of the age and no doubt ttiat many of the ortho lox people of Lexington would have considered it a visitation from God if the speakers had been struckdumb or dropped dojd oh the platform Sister Henry have however es caned the aJI and the retical not been used as kindling wo il and we intend to continue the Invasion of the enemys country Repedling the encroach ments of Chriaflanlry is not enough Organized arrays of thoughtful Just humanitarians who work rv the Happiness of the Hurrln Race rust displace the onjrfft rulers of Christendom and estyjtish an estate of fraternity whlel la Impossible der the iiresentvit HAHUIET CLOSZ f3 tINES CHANCES The J K ft T Hy has a well cKta lflhed Industrial department Hiitiig in the rejection of sites and jfliitlns for Industries of all kinds long its lutes Write If you are In terested We wilP send book Dual ness Chances and any other infor mation wanted cos 1JAMES BARKER Qeal Pass Agent M K ft T 201 Wainwright Rldg St Louts- Ir r RfV J U- MORGAN KICKS AND CUFFS HIS OWN FAITH WITHOUT KNOW INu IT Rev J Campbell Morgan Is an English evangelist who Is umrln this country and whooping up Inge in a religious way He posts as i e successor to Moody and now more than any other preacher in the public eye What he says thereore fs of the fjlrst lmportancvAt present he is storming Oct cltnJael of the devil in Cincinnati In recent interview wan a Clnrinnnti newspaper tnan Is reported as qllstlollWhatHow do regard the outlo k for rcliflon among the masses ci the people can best answer that by saying that the attitude of the ma si is just one of great iudlfferenr Tl e dy of blatant Infidelity Kevins to have passel There Is little antng onism to religion but the people cpm just to be drifting uncoiucriKaiy asifar as religious Interest sees The remedy Is to arouse Interest In the churches It is especially Important to get church members renlly to be lieve what they think they teliovr It must begin witho church having the force of a great ecnrictirn that man nt his highest Is in lams drat relation to God no matter rt how tepraved he may once hate been BIt no one will charge the church with being very enthusiast about the matter Prosperity may have something to do with the trnterlnl ism of the day and yet oni from wishing for a period of nlvf jfy in order that religion might receive an Impetus among rs If we run ret the church really and vitally to under stand what the Bible really torches am sure there would be a tarn In the tide My work is to arouse inter est among church workers and this rice accomplished the results fur the world would Ie certain and com pleteCommntsJie amdits that the ettitude of the masses is of rest Indifference- Tbls then is an admission tint they neither believe in tier not in tnrested in preachers or Obristlnn ityBut he consoles hiiiisilf wiih the hfllpf that tne day ol blatant ttidelity is over Blatant mrans to bell liin calf He seems to Imagine that this Is privilege belonging only to preachers some 30000 cf whom are constant doing the hallowing act in this ouiitry It is true that Infidels nr lilntnnt hey do not rCSOlt v valsto lietujantivlop owspaper nterviews It ue hat thisIs not the day of blatant ltidelityor period But admitting that Infidelity is silenced this Is porT cent ilatton when Christiana themselves are drifting unconcernedly us Morgan declares them to be Why siiould they drift uncon cernedly when there are riauy J Rinpbell Morgans standing ready to ritiii to their concwrs Wlm isters are so obliging why should Christians grow indifferent Tl is con felled indifference it seems to irp would indicate that the day of tant Christianity and hell lie lIng parsons Is about over The remedy he says It to get church members to really it loveliwhat they think they believe This Is really an admission that hunch members dont believe as toy thinkin other words they are tot rig a lIe anddown deep in their hearts know that J Campbell Vo r in and all his ilk are professional liars That is what that statement neans If it means anything If llael vats wiythinv as tough about Christianity aid Christian preachers I would be nlaced to the class of blatant loll delity He further say that ProBicrlly may have something to do with the materialism of the day This is as much as to say that Christianity has to do with wily pov erty and degradation and he is about right Unwittingly be has paid ma terialism a high compliment when titers that prosperity keeps step with it You see he knows some thlnjre if he is Ignorant about others He deplores the failure of ministers to get the church really and vily to believe what the Bible teaches If the preachers cant do Ms then in reality whcue day i1 over Why we rise to aol irtiould all the thcimandR and Jnousj ds of hell howlrrs in this tauntry Import n rod rtUser from England Havent we sty atall at home capable of bellowitv Ifcud enough to arouse Cnrlsllan In ilfovrnce and check their uncon cerned drift i prophesy that if J Campbell Mar arn thus opens his voice bax he vis poitere in all the cities which he vie Its en leis American tour he will not only add to Christian indlfiorenee but give Infidelity enough amusement to justify its blatant ridicule of the fools it has to tight THE COMING COUNTRY of the country Is cute rigIidian Territory From the the Indian It It slowly nut surety being transformed Into tine While Mans Paradise You know what Oklahoma has donftbe Indian Ter ritory Is bound to outstrip Oklahoma Write for particulars JAMES BARKER letl1 Pass Agent M 1C TIiy 2ftl Wtluwriglit BIdg St Louis ii r sinriii ni I V BLUE ftASS TilA IE runo j Seer MartyrFor take off my hat to Bruno the phi osnpher and martyr On the Seventeenth of February the anniversary of the death of Fr Bn no will be celebrated on the spot in the city of Rome where be was ivrnod at the stake for his opinions The site is marked by a monument with a flpnrf in bronze of the rrartyr in full habit The throe hrndrcdth anniversary was hold two frsand the Kalian zovernmont fearing an 1I1J1lsllig prohibited any pi bile cololir tlo of the event Nnt will standing this mnny stu rtrnta from toe university v ijli riPother persons passed around thl monument and threw SCWTH at its foot For pevevil days crowd of people assembled and paid their tribute of love to the matt Who In tlv jipglnnii of the eventeenth r utiiy spiii the anathemas of tio ciun1 preached freedrm cf thotiirbt fTil then died for the arK he so loved will toko oft ny hat to iy man or woman vlio love- lfrndcm better than life Bruno was horn about 1tH in No Italy Ke was a boy of strong intellect nnrt severely rellrlous At the ajf of fifteen he entered the or of Dominicans at Naples and sub mitted to a be rub regime His free born spirit chafed under tio restric tions and he turned awn lint his brother friars Somo of the rites of the Chvrrh he r repudlat1 After much persecution at the balI f of the brotherhod ale at tho are if twen lyelKht he fled from Homo Two years later Oruno turned up in Gene va the homo fit Calvin wlm had otrrrd Sfrvetus at the stil thnt city for denyina the fleet rin if the TrlTiity Of this iis place fr the wliiteacul d lytinc who wal drunk with the wine of ti m In wanderings he arrived Tou louse an intollrtiial center HB Kr lie lectured on Astronomy Here ne wis lifcrl ehnir of pbllofopliy jrvlIii h wonhl receive tne Mas This lie pvjlviiy refused to do but It pormiti to deliver 1ctrrcB In iiS nnd T the pctlon of the rneli amrrsador livuno witit to Knalfiid win re he staid two year Here he wrote his best books Tfi tiiperstltlous and pedantry rf Oxford nr niiy dissustod him however he fjpnfl a nonRCKlal soul in Sir Philip Sidney The prophetic instinct v trivin Fiuno He knew the Uiny wt1i come when the freedom for which Jin ffiiivlif nlllij 1inr WnitflSilllf p listen Still ito not au wtacuit but believed In God and the Immor tality of the soul The monks he stig matized as pedants who would de troy the joy cf ifin earth vho are avaricious iisjlnte and tile breed ITS of eternal Ils en3iis lei squab IjkR In his revolt from time wcrn kifrniap hi run lint He was impa tient of eror and roKtrnint He lived tVree litindrd years ahead of nisi tino and fdl n victim of unreasonable prejudices and church misrule- At Venn he was seized and for six yam Le was held a prisoner in that pity He was then sent to Rome for trip There he steed with his head ereeiy and clinched flats his whole ben ring one of proud defiance Do your worst fear you not He was sentenced to be burned at the stake in tbe Ccmpo dl Flori Field of IuwersOh irony of fate IOn the 7th of February 1600 he led ut to death The Monks ottered Im the crucifix ae he was led to tlf stake from which he turned away refusing to kiss it Sclop us who was present at the execu tic re ring sarcastically to one of Krunos SClled heresies the infin ity of tli wordS which all intelli grit people believe today wrote The flames carried him to thofj worlds which he imagined Our strange world Is flu b0iT torI tie life of this reformer kA lear less advocate ot freedtrt The church that ifisecutod 4 ttlnlr to bit ter death Olj not only to be df Kpiscd but fibot through with every arrow r he quiver of justice Let nil r J wIll enjoy civil pnd religious prunoTffSinclali vllle N Jau 26 08 Cincinnati Piigious ti Census The city of Rockford Ills has been claiming the distinction of be the met religious city In the country Rite will now have to look II her lai rels for lo the city of Cincinnati is to have n religious con ns taluti by pretty girls so th TiausStar says Now If there aro ilv lews in that town thy should wirneti in time and make a hftr t exit tiim the gates of the city ti ey iiiy meet the fate which is meted out to seventy thousand hp iron by our mighty ruler lahLa account of the number iw thn people It has always been a n1 strry to me why those poor iiilis J vs should have fared so biui Inc so cf a harmless taking ri tn 0iius But Oiuls ways are lItulll sthaiik fortune sup PMC fhat vomen aud children shared till ot that 700UO Jews though in a wtro net numbered In an or diimry ceusua until the 17th century Only men of war were conslderod to Tbth conntlnr f JI produced the solni wcre dcnesti nonentity And lEaDIIhere The pretty girl Jliilccini will however round out lint anicr thi male element whlct Is tile rtsI- re us wcmen co6iit ivr ikiiij men today then they did 1500 years ag A personal write up of the prtttj girls as census talcW in Cincinnati would bf interesting from fRr Wilson WyscarVer Jamiescn lun Sachs and other members cf NLPIf pretty gilfe cannot sucpeed establishing preferences the church census la destined to g down to defe HTARHIET M CL- OSZWomans t Gilub If V N Mr Josepfilrse Henry Ver callle Ky 4 Lucy Wajf Phejpa West Sutton Maaa ClroleMrs A TrtIpaon 438 Oak St ChttaftOOtJa In Wise Lute K Gibson 270 I Terrace St Chattanooga Tenn Mrs E ova Rockdale Texas DOCTOR SMITHS BIRTHDAY RECALLS fHa INTERESTING REER OP tHis PIONEER OIZEN Yesterdajt waK the 85th birth Jay cf one of Bll lpgbams most prom lneot pioneer seus Dr Joseph Smith Drws born in ISIS he year bofo Alabama became HUle rear BlBemer and was the rlini cMld lioral ffersm county diR fatlor JeSBSmb vin induced a uicvi Irre Yi nirii DavId CiMit vbo ri home h r antfrlI tI jIll f the lir nYii mo irlne 1T v9 but en into an ICiytn Since rb4t niinenily nam t nee that time ne hat bWft tivoiy Interested in the city and tit bis prthuslasm and in a commercial way greatly helped its growth family c nnertion in this city of wMih hi is the lirad is orirposed rome of th irust pniiuinent peo pie in Uirrcinsiham His children in llvhii arr Mr Joseph R Smith iI Mr J Smith Colonel T O Smith Mrs Robert P McDavld and Mr Will Smith Dr Smith by his magnetic personality and lung Idence here ns well as by his activ ity In developing the district Is pos sibly the mst widely Known ivnn In this section He has the t ein ad imitation aol rismit if him This yiiir he tit tll Us usual winter trii iiand J Smith is irqrIIS jl1I Blrtninghnut 111 f Noter Hni u lrsbeen one of ln i1thuslnctlc fii s tl IS of the Sciith iltUl tiers itin jt tis 83th birthday FIESANCT1ONIOUS If Brother Met Itpardon the excessive use ci s a like to reprint a paer Itr porr souls which came to me n trot recently and was to have iiMi id Inc con omtlve lays in Xv ihcr as it is now too late fin fill land to profit thereby the h our 1riondfl are presumably siiil rln in Per ratory Aftor blfraph of the prayer the congneati responded Have mercy on thou omit that for lack of space PRAYER 0 meat sweet Jtsus through the bloody Sweat garden which thou dld1tsuffer in the Have mercy en ties blessed souls most swrct the pains which thou JISifthrollgh e the most tnici Have mercy on them 0 meet sweet Jem through the pains thou didst snfff in thy most painful crowning will thcris have mercy on them O most set Icsr through thp pains Uiou ltdni sufl during thyt most cruel cnoillloi Have mercy on them O most sweet 181 t through the pains thou dulst sutTei thy mcst blttor agony en tho cross Have mercy on them O most sweet Jcsui tjirougnt the immense pain then ifilst suffer In breathing forth thy bkf sed soul have mercy on them It seems to me ti4 by the time had said this over for the 50 beads of the rosar would be a subject for prayer Jnyeelf reprint this as a short mile uf what dels have escap fl through the stren uous labors of iiar rod and living heretics The c renionlals of the Catholic cluuJWi aro calculated to the thought people with fear and IA1 the rlItfc not made sin CriflIc nhpIlltn the Ill iiI rlrTl1 nto our ri with v rn hclrt fr tin pit cE4i nin ndna the could Ir tnI fIt Iroi Its df1rhlr pirln1 Vr r ICtI o enchpI and Krpt thorn howei to the lirft bcfcre the ricttre Svcd s Any cue who hss reii s tIc rviioiiKod Catholic rtoctrlne their hds fIn rttand the mtut imijifislblo Oat tf extricatir fwu Us mshcs vhcn we think the this pnyer cnly one cf the mar that is biift rnrd constantly b Catholiei we can understand the nc cesslty for untiring laBor as mission aries would suggest that Brothers Moore Wen Jcuneon Klddei repeat the above prayer for a wee and report whether they tIe net velor on Inf1liir HARRIET Ir CLog I WOMENFANATIC 1 The fool killer necnif to ho doing his bet to acrompliiib his wurk A prceg lrtcim states that in Camdm toNew Jersey three wonuii wer tattized In the rkll ware rlvrr the Ico which was eight inches thick being cut open tot the purpose One of the women 12 yfiirs old Of course thruib tllll vomcn with btth ell li tp prnvp to fpeir rc CPives ne srcnt a rnverd fcr eutertns the Vineyard of the church cf Oo thoUiJ11lcthe heat of the day An equitable adjustment surely- vVashlngtoii crcssira the Delaware n the ice to save Mil country wasnt i clroMBiBtaijce to this icy plcn e fcr Christs ske to perpetuate the teach logs cf the holy motncr church O- hLCIdil there is one deliver ut from women fanat- icsRead House at- Bordentown From New Yc rlt PIC 0 It is salt iit tif oldest Ipse it Biirtertowi J s tJatwJdfh tnce vt8 ccupled by uptrln Tiirniss rd his wih KM liere about 1787 It belonged to Tin n as Piint llad was the flrrt nan to obtain the Ink of coftiTKKkre hi crmniand of an Anericnn fleet He was nssivncf to lie thirtytwoijtm frigate George Was5njton then bull In on the Uel RVrore river and while waiiog for itt completion vdunteered for lami service The Ccnsmittco of Safety male him Cnptrin and sent hIm te join Washington He qave valiialjJt assistance In the crtssrrig of the Del aWare and at the battle cr Trenton ccmmandcd a bsttery made gins from his frigate Pot galUsilt ionleQhe received fiqrniAl th btother member in the god ct the Cincinnati Mrs Read3 Rent When Thomas Paine then In Rug land learned of the death of Captain Read he wrote to a friend as fol lows have 1earl wiih extreme concern rf the leach of our worthy frknd Cri tiin Head Vra Rend livei in a house of mice tn Bordentovu irii you will much oblige rno by tell ig licr how much am affected by her its art to jiontlcn to her with that delicacy which SIC rn offer and situation roq Ire our which 10 one knows better hew to Carey than nrsef that the two years rent which is due request her to accept of and to consider herself at home till hears further from me Paine vas a splendid fellow Obey Yo ur- Husbands Dr Harriet M Cluuz Sail Paul says it ned the bands of today second the motion ease came nrulcr my tibseryatiorI toliy ccuple were IilTt iiieo In the families of the par liclpnnts was known to an uninter rstCl obsttrvcr but the huaband imagined the wifes family unlit for her to associate with after he had rKRiimcdj her ownership so e pro ecedetl to lay down tie law that she should henceforth fUll forever make prtutlPHl the ritual to leave father and mother cleave to the hue hand nister of till browbeaton bride called upon her intending to make a friendly family visit She was met at the door but was not asked to enter and the fact was finally elicit ed that the woman who had recently exchanged masters from a sonic what decenthut Ignorant father to beastly tyrannical husband was have no communication with the aI ily of her childhood wonder what would happen women were to assume the author ity for a few days of demanding thaI husbands cease association with family of their parents Such a proposition Is unthinkable and likewise could not be accomplished Its very absurdity and injustice would Insure disregard for It ncd the injustice is just apparent when viewed from the other standpoint But we roust not forget the Holy Bible decrees that women must obey their bus bands We deplore themany cruelties practiced against women under tiii sanction and berate Christie irifemurderer but after all is the ending of sufferings by one blow as cruel as permitting the wlfo to live through Long years of misery while all the pleasures of family associa tion and the delights of llectual companionship are denied anu sin L subjected to mental distress and physical assault that the master of u m find pienemireand mel iIi l11lty 8Sjhed of tl ho d HIV many wives are y 11 bMTi the c Indiffnitlrs fro the vwiifr trade their tItln c ustarngcn7 areSing shed by wives th rf the BibJ a y be preserved invlciate The seas the earth are too shallow liegeIInto Ufft Vi nt as a result of wives tJbjeco iiatistics iany pate tlftibl I was still a goot ch man and his wifi for dinner Dur feiIbeftIn husband was k Ia of their travel to interim omitted This ImllLtable ifrttalng to his wife with saidAtopoiififfljrnnnng hrr head and hei I ILhavewas fcai ence When this Christian thCl11his a the resumed the story kohblcJWf15v3 teltbllhelmet wife miiat treated with tmetey Ibtrevor riui he might i hemebUiHIfo gjmin exporierce emit such a brcughat jWttp latfr This wan and waibithJ1ta a ebratof ontry A man murdered a ne wcmcii and no motive dlrIna Japtr suited that this case annttirtd irmltta people with no record as ham for misdemeanors or aEJt it is my opinion that the this mintJerer were too de tt t f hrlstianji The htishand with it tm exercised hi right of poa tEe iver tho wife to siich ex relJflIIngh molanfo1c1utJlptr c ten tcm have lain their him e imaa living the past 2000 years the r itt elds f nvrcpo nld have a thfseilthtmselvesifj Wh mtfon the relationship here Is nothing so terricr atbtfTh vtaUbJhfttt theyhvei ke fjl nistalittuil tl rough teAr tey nmlie it perpetual Women mMtb rg arouoe You aro human Ing rtd shcnld demand th place in the vorlri whicL is your due The prpgrrw of the race avaitu your 2raan lpai i- onChinese Calendar 04er 4500 YersOld1As romte tie fruu Lexingtdu we bend t Chinese cf the city cle- Ilrattagetr New Yesn ihlch begliis the ml ot la Tnnry greit deal ofoit nalln oTCliiTn e Clstomsi Air ari tirlr CToiwunlos nreJ htiiI ard r1 Chris tneVSiIIR tiuvvo r tiedO e kia arnit lo nrnclKim tit8h irlElia of tho Chiiuw onndnr SJ llt makes lissie to settle every niIwiwe cuim bare tho Imircasiin tint cPl1lflbrvte4m a face d the tMti lbs ft tyal of New lts ovor tii uceiw for the Yellow n Tbe let systetn cf nv Rurins Ume itniMnr4nt6 by tlu Chiiiosc was inveftted jJ fiuy Jin Ttk ntthcd cujttttodli t Jinalilir knots en ccrts- tvi3tH llHW time bcvlf f tr This H lIO Jlit Inmitir hut whit fe eailP Ih 11 Ctt as lat I tteparTl1H d tip 11- 1lthEc UH a iljI Qc t i 1tng folk ed ttll d tw4rConclude iini have madiet fproRrers Siyin if cHifirrIwlA rcdleco mmisit were jurt as Oie following ppr de said to have iru duc 4 qr sa tie pxtniciu are edi 1 with first dei T the rcI tIf Iass mlJdll About J8 B C the hiI cnlar as It was then fiiv t kLiunar l lia8Vrfd by tilt moun eudjrdv lJrla de Unit eviry yea tntln ndditioiia months tilth reckoning vnnes only atioutan tour the FilL The year di foded Into J2 luiw iriiiths iiil are rmbeivil fir qu New Vear cutov tween January end VuJ riary iThe Bonti Are subdivided tutu three r If f 1 J nllmherEreI1sl ir viiy Itm JntI TIU Cycle j v ejiH iiico tlr nlion of tl r ilod i r iiijmirK ttmo 1 rver 2l ycsrj rid at rotted ant ye iing told by th Vuivc if at the pcnple vyii ni Snvio tiin Tlir Chinese nil tgiearlier in Ifkin than in New York atChristians ItCatholicsre chronology dors not alter them frO et dateromThe Grecl Catholics still folio the method rf Julius Caesar ciilondar was only perfecterl a about years ego anti It is admit YfaruIhinctot Jesna Only In 1752 did Prot tant Enlnnd catch up with the pn ocKsion hy droppin Jt days from hei calendar hY1et of Parliament Till nationalists calendar dates from the mart r im of Bruno in 160 ui3 is mIld the Era of Science 0 Ma of Man This date shows when p wor of ttn church broken htitnfine rrlthm1I of life began to je fuviKcd And before we bave IIfChinese calendar this old world will cvlri rite the New Year with open dccrBanrt hearts for our brothers with colored skins HARRIET M OLOSZ No God NO SOULNO HEREAFTER NO HEAVEN LAMENTS REV H CURTIS g rr sine trrhic up the subject of the exoijaii oithe Bible from the aliketightisatber places nnd it looks as though ve are to have cur hands full in intaijiing oir rights under the nstituticn men leI of the N L P has sbm a rllppir from au Olo paper In which Rev Henry M urtis says the heartkSB cry is a In cur periiticas art ncwspa rs arid is tBtt ht in scrie of our iMvcrsltles that There is no God 10 coot no hereafter no heaven It ouht to be clear to minister and inaii to child anti to sage that e olsintss of tIe University is to K facts no matter whether they I hcartiesa cr not If ministers wish to found inetapliyslcal Instltu tlcns for speculatkn on the unknown St Ore would object but they should t invade tbe gcliool eV science the Mliccis hfhdeal with facts and I c 8ao thcufij lie compellec to respectful If not REVERENTIAL gard to the religious OPINIONS of their patrons You Se It is the same old play of the IncuisitJon They tell us the pr- orsusl should bo compelled Withuut dubt this Rovererd inquisitor would like to give the thumb screw an extra rn on the heretical professcra vlio n uit a reverential regard to ru riKMisopinlone of their pa icns1 We beg to inform Brother fvrtis that religious opinions ijsoluteiy no weight oen weighei in tho balance with demon tratlcn When It can e itsoved with KriRntlc accrracy thafsrts a God thenIM tOZi- i IHARRIET Members ot the Nattooal Literal Party and those wbi desire to become members are reqofeeted to send their annual dues of oe dollar for the year 1903 to the Secretary MORRIS S CHS Atlas Hank Wlds Cincinnati arV 630 t IS THE NUMBER OF COPIES Of DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT SUBSCRIBED FOR TO THIS DATE LIBERALS r 1 7i ll f J1U1tTHE WELLImOVIN PKVSICiA Cures Where Others Fail FOR PROOF RSA1 HIS faOQK 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Mississippi Georgia Florida and c lb st Between Blrminghn- phil and points In Kansas Oklshoms Indian Territory te2Us and the West and Soutkwett Pull information as to route nndIrates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of the Company or to Passenger Traffic Department Commercial Uulldluiii Saint liuls J f 0 WJft r yrfW BLIC GRASS BLADE A lETTER FROM A YOUNG MAN February 303 Dr J B Wilson Cincinnati 0 Dear Dr Wilson I have often thought of writing to you but know Ing that you were so very busy having nothing in particular to sr I have been in doubt When In iloubt dont so I didnt But now I have a favor to ask not for myself alone but for all those who desIre to improve the garden of the mind to cast out the noxious weeds and with tender loving IJarts plant the flowers of the soul Many iconoclasts with cutting sarcasm can mow thistles and thorns of superstition from the boundless fields of tho mind with a mocking laugh cnn shatter tho walls of prejudice that surround some beautiful brain clogged with orthodoxys loathsor growth and with a hurricane of sat- Ire can root out the mosscover brambles of Christianity tho boggi lice of the mind But who is goIng to plant the violets nod the monots the lilacs and the oaks Who will sow the virtues in this new and virgin soil I do not ask to criticise nor thlnl mo guilty of scorn A Searcher for the Truth In the early morn of youth I ask for guidance and advice from a manly mnn who has trod the rugged path of an active useful life About the First of May I will start for Tlmbo Arkansas to talu a cabin near Bro Farris I am going to take my books a heart ycarnli for the truth and n brain thirsty knowledge and there in the InspirIng scenery of the Ozarks prepare to be come a lowly volunteer In the Light Brigade of tho Army of Progress Cant you give me some advice as to study and books I ask not only for myself as said but for all those who wish tc hasten the dawn of that beautiful da when true Brotherhood of Man shaH hold sway Could you not write an article for tho Blade giving your own experience and using such parts of this letter as would give your reasons for speaking about yourself But please dont give my name I do not ask this because of fear for all m acquaintances know that am an In ttdol and never had any troubl because of such unbelief but cause of the promptings of modest and the desire to avoid the unsough for and undesired attentions and ters of the Blade readers who nre long on gab and short on know edge taffy friends and caustic eni mles Perhaps my plans may seem somewhat lightly colored to you but trust that they will not while person not In sympathy may he prone to taunt and jeer at the presumption and aircastles of an unknown youth But when the sapling of youth has 1 grown into the oak of manhood trust I can bo of use to you in the grand cause you represent Then like a general in the field command and your humble volunteer will att your side as we ride over tlte priestly tyrants IIntothe Jaws of Death i Into true mouth of Hell After the night comes the morning and after the strife theres peace when the children of freedom heap the rocks of joy oer toe graves of the martyrs they love Trusting and hoping that you wll write such an article am Your young and sincere admirer REPLY Cincinnati 0 Feb 12 303 My dear young DrotherIYou ask Who violets c Whats the matter with yourself Judging by your writing rhotorlc and sentiment see no drance to your assumption of that task t admit and well recognize the fact that the violets should be planted af tel the thicket is cleared But wood choppers seldom make good landscape gardeners You must admit that the wood chopper and log roller and rail mauler and sprout grubber and brushburner must come first and are the most Important Inc tors in converting a wilderness to a flower garden Their hardships and sacrifices however are little appreciated and soon forgotten by those who come along after them planting posies Now you are going down into the Ozarks where John D Farris lives and who Is a wholesouled fellow You are going to take a claim and abide in a log cabIna very healthy kind of a house I have slept in the garret of one with only the clap boards between me and the gemmed illskies and Ive tossed the snow off my in the mornings and I know all about that kind of life It is a rough country The trees grow big The thickets are thick The wildgrape vines are hanging on to every bough You will have a lot of felling and log rolling and burning and grub bing and railmauling to do if you get a living out of that claim And you will get kicked by mules and run over and knocked down and your thumbs mashed a dozen times a year Then youll begin to realize the dif ference between all this and planting violets in ground already prepared for you get right down among the thistles thorns and noxious weeds you too will grow cuttingly sarcastic When the oxteam runs off there will proceed a hurricane of satire from your lips which will wake John D Farris out of his and make him snooze on his porch wonder what the hs the matter at the new ranch After you Iover fIt have proceeded this far in your new experience you will not wonder nt neither will you deplore the cllttlng sarcasm of those who plunge bold into wilderness of superstition and level and clear up A man puts on old clothes when he goes to fell trees Manners tom apparel and speech are all nnt ural associations of the emllo ment- he pursues If you would take awar the Illfitting clothes the uncouth np pearance and the cutting sarcasm of Lincoln he wouldnt be Lincoln The most of worth Burns left to the world was not his posies speech but the wedge and maul wit which he split error and superstition Take these from him and there woull1 be no Burns If you wiuld take away the cut ting sarcasm of Bostons pictures wouldnt bo Heston niche these illustrations for reason that so many Liberals Ill yourself are shocked when others call a spade a spade They do not recognize the right of the employment even of ridicule in attacking the most monstrous of errors and a system uf mental debauchery which lobs not Itself hesitate to employ the most vicious and cunning arts of torture to uphold that systema system which Is the enemy of free speech and free government and which aims at the death of both In this countrya sj s tern which is making only a show of peacewhIch Is peaceful only cause It does not feel strong enougit to be tyrannical We have not yet arrived at that point of civilization wnen there is more clearing to be donewhen ax and maul should be laid away VIolets lilacs and forgetmenots are good but they wont uproot old stumps anu thorntrees Dynamite is better The timber around Timbo is heat r and the undergrowth thick en you et to work clearing them out y ou will not be choice In your languag when a sapling flies back and kneel you down When you sink your into the butt of a gum tree you w hit hard and let the chips fall they may And finally when after years of toll and daily explosions sarcasm and hurricanes of satire you have gotten your claim In good state of cultivation for the growth of vl lets some sleek Christian will come along and cheat you out of it if yc dont watch out You ask for my advise and now give It Never throw away your maul Plant violets out In the yam and lilacs by the window but kee your old maul handy where you can always grab it And I say to you and to all yoiui not fear Do not be a halfwa Liberalist If you believe half their creed if you are humble and exhibit fear of them Christians despise yet If you stand up for your convictions if you deny outright their errors the respect you and secretly they boa up to you Be a leader or not at all The world judges by generals nol by privates To principles apply the maul T persons bestow the violets line the general tone of your ter It exhibits youth and Inexpi rlence but it is a better letter than could have written at your age think I read between Its lines the promise of a bright future expect to hear of you in the years to come and that you are filling my place o that of some other who has grown weary with the burdens of years Do not walt however for the sapling to become the oak Every young eral should learn to speak and write These are easy acquirements li youth but difficult as the years pas by Speak on every occasion am write something dally Write you l own thoughts as simply as you can Use words of one syllable in pref erenco to words of two or more Dont try to suit any one but yourself If you do you cant express you best thoughts Dont stop to thlnl or care what estimate any one else is going to place upon your compo sition Please yourself and be nat ural and simple in subject WrIting is also a trick simply practice But If you would be Instructive you must l acquire knowledge You must see hlngs you must see everything An oak leaf is nothing to you If you dont know difference in form and color of the leaves of all the oak family the white oak black oak red oak burr gale jack oak live oak chestnut and hlnkapin There was not a leaf in he forest of tree or scrub or plant was not familiar with the same with vine and flower If you would be a writer you must see things In nature tad from this knowledge you draw your illustrations and embellishments jf speech When was a boy I despised my middle name and wouldnt tell what he B stood for devoted a whole summer and parts of other summers gathering and studying Insects The boys laughed and said I was bug- house and so put Bag for the in my name Well wish had that collections of bugs now many which were far more brilliant and attractive than most of those boys now are who aughcd at rat bugs of far better habits of Industry sobriety charac tel common sense and government discovered this while studying sect life and give it as another ustration of the value of seeing things There is nothing so mon in nature but a little study will unfold a world of beauty and enlight whenever occasion permits Trite dally and when amid the aunts of nature hold communion with her visible forms see and hear everything When among men do likewise These are your best books I wish you a prosperous future and thnt In time your cabin will expand Into a pretentious home and that vIolets may blossom where once you fought the bramble and tborn J B W How about that club you wroto you were getting up We have nut et received Itget a move on Lt T l OLD KENT1jCKY Continued From First Page city Extortion and inhuWnlty one side misery and degradation on the other Is this just moral hum ne calcu lated to elevate humanity nd secure perpetuity or republican government No History has recorded these conditions to be the prime cause f the downfall of great governments Can this Inequality then be rlght No The government should bo a family and such Inequalities In a fatally result In discord disunion and strife INow shall question myself What sir would YOU do with- Harkness millions I would buy a farm of one hundred acres out In the Kentucky Highlands opposite Cincinnati and near the end of the street care line that It might 10 reached for five cents I would put a practical farmer and gardener on It and get It under tub hlghc state of cultivation I would have orchards flowers and a fish pond would erect a building equally as large and fine as Harkness stable and there sickly Infants from the childrens homes down in the nol dirty city and the Infants of tho ten ements sick with Summer Complaint with their sad eyed wearied rAothei should come and spend the suit summer months and live in sight morning sunrise over the Ohio hills and over river and vale and breathe the fresh pure air pregnant with the bloom of Summer and so bring bac1 the roses to the waxen cheeks wasted Innocence Instead of raising race horses might be saving the life of a GENIU to flood the world with the melod of his soul or to lead mankind te aspiring heights by the mounting nu thoughtII to Harks ness and passing out by the tens lodge and through the great iron gates we drive along the pike a couple of miles to the Jim KeenE is Jim Keene A broker a Wall Street gambler l in stocks What is he worth mll1lonsjINaby speculation In Inflated pro- fertyiu watered stock Who furnishes the money to kee these watered stocks floating Thousands of Ignorant confldin people with small savings whb arc led to believe that Keenes seciirltie rIsis it deception and gamb11ngI It Is the rankest swindling Does the government give its moral support to such speculation- It certainly does No one Is lither prevented or condemned for wilterln stocks I Would the government send ma to prison for doing the same worlt on a small scale Say the goUT je trick It certainly would Are our courts then tribunals a f Justice No There Is but little law fqV the moneyless man The poor man cnn get no justice from corporations which seek refuge and escape justice in higher courts to which the poor man has not the means to carr his case Is Jim Keene generally respected Yes even by men like Mr Moore who openly defends him and by not opposing his methods of making ey virtually approves them The Jim Keene farm Is a repetition- of the Harkness farm only not si elaborate But the same selfish pur pose and gratification exist in Its see 100000 studhorses enough money wrapped up in one horsehide to furnish comfortable homes for fifty families Then a short distance on and we come to the Haggln farm Who is Hnggin A copper king What is a Copper King A man who males many mllllonr In mining copper Did Haggin mine those millions No His miners did Do they sport stohk farms down In the Blue Grass They are dlggin copper Down in the ground Where no ray of sunshine Ever can be found What are the methods employed by whIch mine owners become KINGS They discover or buy a mine capi talize Itall on paperup Into the millions soli it under the pretense big production get it up to a cer lain per cent of profit and if the nine proves valuable the controlling owners slump the stock crowd out and scare and buy out the small nvestors who have furnished the millions for development They have everything now in their own hands and they go on and develop the mine and are soon kings lint is money robbers If the same methods were employed on a small cale by a promoter or other get ichquickscheme manipulator would he place himself liable to prosecu ion He certainly would be run in The methods of all these bonanza oil railroad and copper kings ore the same There Is not one of them who ho had lila just deserts the same as would be meted out to a poor man for a similar offense of a thotsandth part of the magnitude would bo wear- Ing stripes and doing hard letter tho penitentiary They come to New York Join with tlte Rothchilds of Europe pool their their possessions and are jible malw good times or hard tins just- as they please- It Is to their advantage to have hard times occasionally and when they want them they mako them When they want war they make It 1 jlin r During the good times their wenttll Increases enormously They have no place to Invest it They create a panic every one then wants to row money They have It to lend of course thats their business Or they start a war Cuba and the Phil liplnes arc rich in minerals etc etc They need development They must have a place to put their money I want to say right here that there Is no patriotism or sentiment any more In war The man who goes out to battle Imagining that he is fighting for his country is a consummate and fool War of today Is nothing but com morcial rapacity and savage greed soldier who fights and lays down his life does so simply to protect and secure the power of the king and arls tocrat who oppresses him en to throw his government in debt Ihat the money powers may have the op portunlty to sink their gotten wealth In government bonds Tltese kings do no fighting neither do their sons What to them are the lives of tlte poor fools who go out to battle Why not so much as the spittle from their mouths Any number of these oil and copper kings would have liked to have seen a fight between this country and li n gland and Germany over Venezue Stocks would go up They have money to lend the government If they can keep the government in debt to them they will continue to run It Under Socialism there would be war or If so It would be a war for aumauity The people themselves would have some say about going to war Instead jf a few aspiring truckling counter railrolldIhaving all the say Under Socialism there would be no diplomatic secrets withheld from the people They would know what tin Ire fighting for So hasten the day when the people all the pea pie not selfish money powers alone shall rule this government This can never be until the com mon heritages of nature are placed within the hands of the people and rich and poor share them alike The government Itself must appr This can never be until We Itave Referendum The remedy begins here when ALL the people make tlte laws and not their few bribed repr minerals which are the common heritages of nature and on which common currency shall otTer ample reward to the man who discovers a gold mine but should seize and develop the mine itself No one man lies common or natural right to monopolize the rIches which nature has frugally store and reserved for the common good The right of discovery was never anything else but usurpation and wrong The man who by accident overturns a stone and discovers vein of gold has no right to mono ollze the entire hoardings of a mini 1Tltere is no more Justice in such a claim or in such a law than thnt Columbus und his heirs forever aliolild own the entire Amerlemrcol clnent because he happened to dli cover the island of San Domingo Nature never went Into convu slons heaved earth and rock ward heaped them Into mountain masses seamed them with mighty fires that burned through counties ages melting sifting gathering her choicest reasures and hiding then deep in her graniteribbed vitalsto be discovered and dug out at the sac rllice of terrible hardships and of thousands of human lives Nature I say never went to all this trouble that Wall Street gamb leIs like Jim Keene Harkness and Haggin should own big Kentuck farms and just for pastime breed race horses and house them in pal aces and feed them on the choices of the land while homeless genius wonders starving while honest labor grovels for the privilege of employment while women and children cry for bread and shiver with cold and highminded girls are committing sul clde as a choice between hopeless poverty and a life of shame No Nature is wise in every part and was never quite so foolish un partial and unjust as that So suggest that since Oil and Copper have become so much more prevalent than Dog Fennel in the neighborhood bearing that sweet scented name that Mr Moore change the title of his proposed book from DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT- to OIL OF COPPER IN THE ORIENT ONE HUNDRETH THOUSANDTH MILLIONTH In speaking of his late invention tho new motor Edison said that we mare only taken the first step in dls overytlmat we have not discovered the ono hundred thousandth millionth part of the secrets which nature has ret in store for the inquiring mind Yet millions of people reading and lelievlng this statement of Edison will still imagine and believe that hey know all about God and his laws governing this world and all other worlds even to crack of doom and to the jumping off place of vermstlng How can all these people have the Impudence to profess to know about God and even to tulle to him In prayer as to a familiar acquaintance be fore they have come to know tho one hundred thousandth millionth of nowledge occupying the undlscover cd space between their own understandings and Gods Since man has not yet explored tins vast space and since It Is appar ent that ae never will Is It not reasonable to assume that he will never elUler know or God think am safe in saying to the Christian If there Is a God you will never see Him for this reason We see only effects we never see cause Whenever we discern a cause we find upon closer Investigation that- thIs apparent cause is only an effect some other cause And should you In some cycling remoteness dls i tft Lit + ++ + ++++ H + + + ++ + + +++ ++ ++ + + + + t ijsr MY PRICES i For COMPARISON i PrPbldoIDeuberHanipden 18 size Special RWayr 23 Its 32 same II jls 24 New RWay 23 Jls 26 John Hancock Jls i Deuber W Co jls same 17 jls Elgin Verltas 23 jls 29 same or No 149 150 iall jls 25 Father Tlme21 jls or new W Raymond 4 jls 20 Raymond 17 Jls 1850 CrescenttThe same above guaranteed to pass Way Inspectors Waltham P S Bartlett or Elgin Wheeler 17 jls nickel ad I justed same gilt same Hampden nickel Elgin Waltham or Hampden nickel 15 jls Elgin or Waltham nickel 7 jls noncatchable hairspring Hampden 7 jls gilt 450 Standard or Century 3 The above in goldfilled screw cases guaranteed twenty years 350 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Orleans and Return 1 ACCOUNT OF MARDI GRAS February 17 to 23 Special OneWay Colonist Rates to CiitorniaFEBR- UARY 15 TO APRIL 30 1903 1 J THROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEPERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE WEEK REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST AND HOME SEEKERS EX CURSION RATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND WEST FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS IN EACH MONTH WRITE FOR BOOKLET DESCRIPTIVE OF NEW ORLEANS AND FOR CIRCULAR DE SCRIPTIVE OF LANDS IN THE SO- UTHFWHARLOW Division Passenger Agent Louisville KentucKY cover the ono hundred thousandth millionth yet to be revealed and at last approach the being you call God like all your other discoveries you will be likely to find that he too Is but the effect of some other still reo motel cause No my dear Christian brother will never see your Godthat Is your cause Why botner about that which nature has hidden so deeply fron both your sight and mind Why sop arate yourself front the great mass of mankind and strike out upon narrow path In search of a cause you can never find and a world yet can never reach This world is here It lima wrongs to be righted Humanity needs you Come und unite with thosu who through science and knowledge aim to make a better world If not a heaven of this earth Join the National Liberal Party J WILSON Pres A WOMAN IN BONDAGE have received a great ninny let teas nearly all from women discuss Ing my lecture on Marriage and vorce It HtoniK to have struck common chord In female experience would like to reply to each of these correspondents but have not time Quite a number of these letters are from women who are not readers of the Blade but who were given it to read If have awakened oven a mall sentiment on this subject I Hall feel repaid for my effort give below u sample of the letters have received It Is from a lady residing lit a Southern city Shu does not sign her name but subscribes herself Woman Almost In Bondage- It Is an expression of the heart SOl row of many a woman front whom knowledge of choice and selection was carefully concealed In her Inno cellt and confiding youth Feb 1903 Dr J B Wilson Sir as a woman of ox lerlence have just read your lecture on Marriage and Divorce There Is so much truth In It that am pelled to write know the world know of so many miserable marriages so much uttering as the result of marriage i of consumptives cud of others afflict ed with worse diseases that I add my feeble voice In protest of further permission of such a affairs willLHere In tills young but city can count hundreds of able women who were married great pomp and show by our most prominent ministers to men afflicted with syphilitic diseases to transmit which to their offspring Is certainly a crime Yet they are licensed to propagate their miseries know of criminals who are overlooked because they are what sonic call wealthy Oh If dared write as could truthfully write would portray the evils arising from such thoughtless indifference but for many reasons dare not only wish we had more women like Josephine K Henry limo world would bo better for It Suc cess to you and to all of your belief is sincere wish of A WOMAN ALMOST IN BONDAGE We have some of last weeks par items still on hand containing Mrs Closzs and Mrs Henrys addresses they are tine lot missionary work In bundles two cents each You Dont Have to Go West BUT IF YOU ARE THINKING OF DOING SO KEEP BEFORE YOU THE FACT THAT THE uOUioVILLE HENDERSON ST LOUIS RAILWAY IS MAK ING LOW ROUND TRIP HOME SEEKERS AND ONEWAY SET TLERS RATES TO THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST ALSO LOW COLONIST RATES TO CALI FORNIA MONTANA OREGON BRITISH COLUMBIA AND OTHER PACIFIC AND NORTH PA CIFIC COAST POINTS L J IRWIN CPAL- ouisville I J Ct f i tt j1 l 9