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Digital page images are linked to the text file. atBLUE GRASS BLADEpn 111 EDITED BY A IlEA 3 1111Jnlnr OF aOpD MORALSPUBLISHED J j WEEKLY 100 A YEAR rs t1 voL XU NO 2ZIfLEXINGTON KY SUNDAY JULY 19 E M 303 X100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year S100 In clubs qf five or moro 60 cents each a year Terms100 per year In advance b foreign subscription 4160 l v vFlvo copies one year 250 Mike all Money Orders Drafts an Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blado Lexington Ky k When you chango your address ad vise this ofilco giving your old as PV as the new address HyVhen you send your subscription say JK you are a new or old su- bJdcrlber njThe address slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription and servo as a receipt as tho date changes as soon as the subscriber pays b o this publication a re lintlnired Ilt ex 1raflea unless ordered by the subscribe courts invariably hold a subscribe y v responsible to the publisher fov the subscription price of all papers r celved until the paper Is paid for discoiL L Office of publication 161 East Third EY street near Walnut K Entered at the Post Office at Loxlng pT ton Ky as Second Class Mall Matter Address all ootnn anlcatlono to SLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 P THE DAMNED STUFF CALLE- ALCOHOL l believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who ma whoIdemoralizes everybody that touch do not believe that anybody c contemplate the subject without coming prejudiced against this Iiqu you have to do Is to think of ti deathsof the suicides of the Insan- Ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children to grog at the faded dresses of weep and despairing wives asking bread or 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 the almshouses of the prisons and the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man 1Is prejudiced against the damned stuff INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forev separateGrltIn Is this ernment founded upon the Christi religion Washington The divorce between Church a ndtoo State should be absolute Garfield GOUEOEofmOlNE SURGERY Chicago t Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material WEEP MODERATE Fall term opens In Septembert Write today for FLORENCE DRESSIER M Se y 946247 Ashland Avo Chlnaaa l t areSTILL HARPIN ON THE THE 1 INCASE CULAT BLADi y a yresques eSiadththeknchswasked for let In answer Ch1stof May 13 in answer to that question hthatto write They were Interesting of course and showed the Blade to au organ of the most advanced thlnera of the world 1 nero were plenty of Infidels how Christlanspounce their adherence to this mo advanced of Infidel tenets titBladecost their writers nothing youtoBluGrassmy writing July 12 I have received no more letters on the subject than Bladomoney n them Christiana see this and they smile pleasantly and say Talk Is Cheap and they have a right to say this Of thedlr money out of It And they do It be cause they are mean and hate Infidels everyotherwe know it and we cannot show an selfish incentives to use your mane for Infidel propagandlsm like the Christians can and do freedomtromThere Is no reasonable doubt that the people who write to the Blade say IngthatrelIl1Ssu stlt onSnllrar so anC1 write In view of their nearcoming Beatnh When was a Christian though tried hard all the time to believe It there was enough In oven what believed of It to make death a terror me all the time Now such a thing as the fear of death Is absolutely un inown to me and my exemption tram this fear Is worth more to me than millions of dollars It is a grand and noble feeling that enjoy to be able to look down upon my Christian that lies as being my ntellectual and moral Inferior These things are the most tangible anDcan joy and you people who enjoy these hlngs can only do so because Infidel propagandists have taught you to do so None of us have worked out these unassistedh0 by hell nas made more unhappiness to the iiime n recorl jsgna believed e someyou would have to payout your money to support the preachers You itarwomen you are worthy of tin great name the people who are doing more than all others combining for the advancement of human happiness ofand tho suppression of crime and Im reofyour money great cause dont see how any genuine Infidel makingthisfidelity by writing something on this subject Just keep still and say 551ere money you otv each of you ought to contribute to causean to Christians and to Infidels that when you want to brag on your being Atheists you are ready to rush Into print but as soon as you are asked to make some little sac ri flee to help In the matter then all of of you hush up and hope that by not saying anything you will soon get so discouraged that I will quit sa anything about It and that soon some Bladethedeath withoutbeingmoney Utohypocritehat o hypocrJto sometr If Tdelltyas any preacher in the world A man wrote n letter for this paper tohelpsuppose from the tenor of the letter ail was printed In the Bladethat It had m postofllce order In It for cer talnlyj not less than 10 but It didnt bear a cent In It If the man had not sent any money and had said like an anybecausenot spare the money that would have been all right but so far as the cause of Infidelity Is concerned If that man Impressionthlltreally he had contributed noth- Ing he would do us more good as a Christian preacher than as an Infidel If you could see any mercenary th e In what am saying you would moneybutthere Is not among you a man or writk of any such motive Indast OiVtno most competent Infidels In the pubIlCationaccording to many it Is decidedly ih best Infidel publication over and yet when you come to get th othjrIm1delann you all know that It has cost m a fortune to make this so and that my house Is now for sale because IlIjthisdollar In my old days and Uf not even now oak you for a cent of this money so that I will oven ever get tc see It you all stay mum men ant women who are ordinarily the first tc write and It looks just like you are using my old Tomcat paw to role your chestnuts out of the fire an these old lying priests and preach anyb pawthefor 30 cents chuckle over It and say that you all are making an old t00 of me and its the only truth that any of those preachers have told In a year When think about these things there Is no gr t wonder that lam so willing in d1awThere are About lJE n regular subscribers to this paper there are 10000 people suppose who will read it ask you to get th I paper 10000 subscribers and It luip been three weeks now since I beg to try to get you to get up an micros In this matter and none of ourjSlg people men or women have ever writ ten oven a line on the subject and a little handful of people from God knows where have sent an aggregate of about when In one single week just as soon as they saw my appeal tney should have sent the money at the rate of cents each for live or more subscribers to make the 10000 regular subscribers for the Blade In tho taco of all these facts the only Infidel papers that lave thought It worth while to allude to my return from the Orient have represented me as a curled darling to whom Infidels nad given the money for me to gc and luxuriate In Oriental extrava gauss when the tact Is that the money upon which I started came rom my own Immediate family and means Just that much sacrifice of their comfort for mine You are not merely doing me In dulnIlg greatest cause on earth SKELETONS OF WOMEN IN DE SERTED MONASTERY Kansas City Mo July 7Dr E Mohun who was a member of Wellman Arctic expedition to the Citytfrom Old Mexico where he has be connected with a mining Dr Mohun tells ot the discovery re Gently of the skeletons of bettve 300 and women In a deserted mo astery fifty miles west of Nacaza In the mountains of Northern Mexico In a wild and desolate part o t toor country The skeletons were found by miners In search of treasure He displays several photographs of the monastery which show In yield detail the pile of human bones CommentThe above from the A soclated Press dispatches Is In the CourierJournal suppose It Is only one more of the constantly recurrft evidences that priests keep wpm In such places to gratify their lusts It Is quite possible that many of rho women were murdered by the pries ngTHE PATRIARCH Disports Itself at the Expense of the KnaveutThe Patriarch a Christian pap published In tho liquor Interest in its Issue of July devotes two and a half columns to the Blue Grass Blade which It calls the Blue Grass Knave There are some people whose cen theirf HE SATURDAY EVENING POST RELIGION OF WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN oftheIn which It marked the following ValIedeclared God bless the tothisImmediatelyafterof the Republic wrote to the of tho methodist Church tru t the people of every nomlnathlJI will have occasion to be that shall always strive patronIn the kindest part the promise you make of presenting your prayers at tardiction on yourselves and your roll Ious community On the margin of thepaper Is written the following routedn oboerqueroci lgoaltaw that either Washington 1r Lincoln was not un Infidel Websters definition of the word Infidel is as follows InsplraIonChristianity quotationhatngton or Lincoln believed In the i tindbelievedlalnly announce his belief In God in an Immortal state of existence fou can find repeatedly In what lave written my statement that Lin 1tolu was an Infidel but I do not think you can find that ever said that Washlngtoi was an Infidel I have never been able to find out lust what his religious views were The Episcopalians and the Baptists have f1IfrllllmeG that Washini ion vas n tntlmber of their church pjslptlet recognized by all Infidel ed so fdr as I know that Washing on was a vestryman in the Eplsco pal church but it Is also claimed by necessaryforo be a vestryman In that church an think the Infidel editors includlu myself are right In that contention Washington seems not to have ha any kind of connection with any church until In his old days Some year or two since a star wont the rounds of the papers that originated with Confederate General Richard Gano of Dallas Texas lie being a preacher In the Christian for Campbelllte church that Washington had been baptized Into th Baptist church by n Gano who was an ancestor of General Gano I personally know General Gano printed hl story with big headlines In thaBlade said did not believe it an that had been intimately acquainted with General Ganos father and dl not remember over to have heard that story and challenged him tc prove It and that challenge still stands and was never accepted do not believe that Washington was ever a member of any church As for Lincoln I think It Is Indlsput able that ho was an Inlldel There is no evidence that be was a memb of any church and no evidence he believed in the inspiration of the of HerndoBn Lincolns law partner says that Lin coin wrote a pamphlet against the unmiCup becauysv In prospectsethese are the facts but rlsYtll gladly publish anything that goes to prove that am In error on this on any other subject THE NEGRO LYNCHING QUESTION North and South mfero men are being burnt at the stifko for assaults upon white women These assaults cramses would justify such punishment sac clrmes as these would But I ho meonan man unlawfully crhtsproceeingselves as that to be an Infidel will always be a guarantee of good rnor characterIf has to be burned the stake let Christians do IL TI ber burning witches and heretics SMART MEN NATURALLY SUS PECTED OF ATHEISM The following has just been told rimeThree men were standing at a sa loon bar In talking about the Lexingtonicity One said best read man In Mulliganand arebothIlGodtheUnitedeign Minister and Air Gibson Is a SenatorGIbson arthbePnrheardatheist but It shows a popular dls position to suspect brilliant men of atheism and Its perfectly natural THsE DogFennel wouduehowlargebuyIngsubscribe at once Of course cannot tell whether you howeerInclinedit with Interest I am quite confident otherbookbeen written antd ore more postage than vas originally expected It really ought to have been a twodollar boot ind I hope that each of you as far is you well can will get some more subscribers for It We certainly ought not to sell less han 3000 when It first comes on timong the people of my own State tnsee anything I have ever writ en ELKS CONVENTION AT BALTIMORE MD Promises to be the Largest and Successful Gathering of Elks In the History of the Order The grand reunion of Elks which le scheduled for Baltimore July 2123 vlll beyond a doubt surpass n ormer conventions of this Order joint of attendance The Baltimore lodge Is preparlnttt TIsltlngand the Western States The Interstate and Territorial As ocfatlon of Elks which Includes th lodges from Missouri Kansas Arkan sas Oklahoma and Indian Territories has arranged for a special train foi pointgr Stadtt composed jf one sixtyfoot baggage and com mlssary car two tourist sleepers five standard sleepers one observation sleepingVIde vestibule pattern and the finest equipment turned out by the Pullman Citey p over the Wabash Railroad to St psstetts s bore for the benefit of the Indiana friendds ovaon p in re supper will be served at the Louisville Hotel From Louisville the route will be over the scenic 6 0 Railway arrivinng ol the 20th e nto bentor this train stealingfamewounded In an encounter with bin brotherinlaw Is again In trouble This time he has been arrested for holding up H J Price a Meadvllle farmer the specific charge of the r state warrant being assault with tent to rob During the serious ness of Gibbons he made what thought was a deathbed ropontamic- Isis conversion was evidently onl bluff since he Is now back In his sa old waysSt Joseph Mo Gazette QUESTIONS ASKED AND SWERED 1903IBlabmme ng passages are In the Bible He tempers the wind to shorn lamb tato The Scriptures are so plain that cpla n trulya SCOTT are not inIs substaunceis Send In you order for Dog Fennel in the Orient and help swell the list to two thousand copies by August 1st Send us your orders for Dog Fen nell in the Orient wr xw POTNIT WITH PRIDE r To The Blade of July 12 as My Rea son For Supposing It Could Have 10000 Subscribers Ft July12readpeclally what people say about the seemyregularsubscribersInto a concerted effort to increase its c6 commensurate yosub convlctlonget2GOOO r reguIIlrcentsIn f willin100000 subscribers r rWe now print 4250 papers and you can easily sea how you can Increase It willworkbellevothatcan thus get It five subscribers at 50 byitgivingoutho most advanced nature and in ti lowerIatesbody before and proposes still to ItWelBlade Magazine at 60 cents a year vith as good matter as was ever InheIt as our magazines have that cost IIrl a year Then we will glue you Dog Fennel rfthe Orient for II when even hoatagn each copy will be 20 IhnriniaAvhjen4ybu get it you will find lr book ai ordinarily 7 ryou 150 or and dont you thinkat under these circumstances each man and woman boy and girl that rends the Blade ought to go to work or It and never let up until the Blade innounccs that It has 10000 regular uberibers tPlease send us for five subvcrlption postals tli Lord bless you uILITTL STORY ABOUT LIQUOR Iot DRINKING have just heard some sad news boil one of the Blades friends Six or seven years ago a man who lad been a drunkard became a great rlena and admirer of the Blade He ad so recovered from his drunk nness that he seemed to have fear that he would ever go bath to and he and his good wife wero cry happy and ho had a nice busl less by which he made a good living or his little fatally and though he vas an outspoken infidel he seemed o beloved and respected by all who knew him When was a prisoner In Ohio he fvas my faithful friend and did as aniich as any other ono person to make hat Imprisonment an honor to me the last year or two he has gone back to drinking He Is now Inalunatic asylum and his wife is work jIng at ordinary labor to make her Suing notydefends Hmior drinking TWO CHRISTIANS TO BE HUNG IN LEXINGTON On July OBrien and Whlbaey ire to he hung In Lexington for the excelCChrismn mother written by OBrien that have been printed In Lexington papers are are filled with the most exhilarating is satisfied that he can read his title clear to mansions in the skies Mr Chlnn was a leading churchman and an excellent man It would seem that the meeting between him and OBrien anti Whitney In heaven would be a little embarrassing but when men have all had their sins washed away In the blood of the lamb tat mattes it all right Harve Gibbons who was shot and seriously wounded several weeks ago jby his brother htlaw John Galvin t not Improving and his condition causing his relatives much un easiness Calvin is out on a 300 bond fhe altercation occurred over Galvin accusing Gibbons of stealing a Bible bt Joseph Mo Gazette Send 250 for five postal cards and run tho circulation of the Blade up ten thousand subscribers in the next few weeks t i a J rfBLUE GRASS BIAim = r The DyingPope The press of the United states seems to have called a halt on record- Ing American affairs and turned Its attention space and energy to the Pope of Rome No President statesman or hero ever received such voluminous notice and adoration from the papers of the United States as the old man at the Vatican who at the age ot 93 is ported as about to die In the eternal order of nature it is true he was Imss lug into the heavenly home of God the Father whose special represent live and vicegerent he is on cart With all the titles Leo XIII has ged through life the toggery he has had to wear the audiences he bas hold and the ccclcsslastlcal titles anll blessings he has bestowed It Is a wonder he has remained in the land of the living as long as he has and yet If his pictures represent him cor rectly he seems to have smiled and smiled under his heavy load of clothes titles and duties Surely the ways of Providence are past finding out Why should God afflict his business partners and dearest earthly frlen with almost every ailment that flesh is heir to Tho following are the diseases tile Pope is suffering from according to tho hourly reports from his sick room Senile dynamic pneumonia congestion of the lungs bronchial catarrh cough thirst lassitude watery eye low fever weak heart action life i tamed by injections of caffiene dysei tery insomnia tumor on the bad itdestructive metamorphosis hype r mucous from the men branes of the lungs and bronchial tubes senile pulmonary hcpatlzatioi Inflamatlon of the kidneys pleuris lack of a absorption of the scrum liquid beneath the puncture of the thorax nervous prostration Think of God afflicting his greatest champion on earth with every diseas In the calendar except smallpox trl dou lon reux and housemaids line that may develop at any time and thus add to the suffering of His Hoi r nessThere Is a strong contrast betwee the last hours of Ingersoll the arch Infidel and those of Leo the arch Christian Ingersoll without a pang with a smile on his face and his last word better died a peaceful glorious and T beautiful death in his quiet home sue rounded by his wife and children syq Pope Leo XIII tossing on a bed of an gulsh with ninny more affliction than Job suffered Is surrounded by Knights of the Cloaks and Sword In black costumes witty white ruffs Vat can Guards in military trappings Car dinals In crimson robes and red hats priests premiers and private chant herlalns es It does seem that these warllki 1r surrounds would bring on nervoui prostatlon to a well man and this man Is 93 and reported to have beet in had health for 20 years It Is won derful how Gods representative earth has to be groomed for his Heavenly Home and how the Catholic world Is wrestling in prayer to thwart Gods purpose Gods plan tt take Leo to himself at this time be defeated but Old Mother Nature will get in her work at the proper time She has no time to listen tc prayers she attends strictly to bus ness and the Pope and the plowman alike obey her edicts The press tells us that the Popes Father Confessor Monsignor Pleforri an Augustinian Monk is ever ncai the Pope to hear the last confession of the dying Pontiff Why should Gods representative on earth need a Father Confessor Has the Holy Father done things he ought not to have done For 25 years he has been the Vic ar of Christ It is natural to sup t pose that he has been so busy doing tho will of His Father In Heaven that he had no time to sin but when ho has to confess his sins this act tnrows a doubt on the perfect sinless lossness and spirituality of the earthly head of the church The press says too That the heads the great religious orders liars granted tho Pope the special indul gences which they have the privilege of VII Issued a bull relating to Indulgences in 1809 which Catholic authority says Is still an ecclesiasti r tcal edict It says The ministers of Jesus Christ in vested with His authority expect you with a holy impatience to ask that you be relieved of that heavy burden of sin under which you have so long laboured Were your sins as red as scarlet by the grace of the absolution and application of the plenary Indul gence your souls shall become white as show Itle Pope of Rome has to pass through this spiritual cleansing process the thought Intrudes itself how will the ordinary sinner get into the Heavenly Kingdom- It Is reported that the grief of the Popes ofllcial family over his ap proaching death Is beyond express ion This may be true It is hard to sever earthly ties and one of 93 years which bequeaths wealth pow er and position to those he leaves be hind will naturally render them in consolahle The possible Popes and Cardinals are of course inconsolable at the very thought of the death ofI the Supreme Pontiff When men become Popes or Presi dents by the death of their predecess ors no mourning is deep enough to express their grief press records that while His Holiness Is on his deathbed tho quari t h rels among his would bo successo In tho Vatican put to shame a moch Ino political convention and one of the highest dignitaries hns been 1dll rd near the death chamber by an posing faction who are In the scram for the Popes place patrona and plunder Tim mourning of these Rccpslastical politicians will no doubt evoke the condolence of the wholo world When men fight and murder to se cure n dead mans shoes wino can doubt that their grief Is genuine Dut we should remember that the Papcs slices arc not nil these mourners at the Vatican will Inherit lIe leaves a Jubilee Tiara which Is a trlJle decker composed of the rarest jewels large enough to fit one of tho Old Testament giants a topaz that weighs four pounds Jewels enough to stock a dozen jewelry stores regal costumes enough to make the One tals turn pale money enough to tel rift the kings of finance and a sy tem of extortion from tho Ignorant and credulous that keeps his exch quer full to overflowing itil these with his titles and power over mil ons of his fellow creatures he must leave to his successors and yet wo are told that Cardinals are heartbroken and weep bitterly Crocodl tears have been shed at the deaths o the 259 Popes who have sat In tlte chair of St Peter and they are stili in fashion Fur weeks the world has watcln at the death bed of the Pontiff y et at last accounts he was sitting at his dash redrafting a poem taking a pinch of snuff and joking with his at who claims to he Infal the seems to be Immortal The condition of His Holiness is toe big thing in journalism today Surely this whole religious fart will be an eyeopener to sensible peo pie OBSERVER SORRY 50C Amarillo Texas July 303 Brother Charles Moore In your last Blue Grass Blade yc ask for 10000 circulation and sa Please help along with It any wa you can- Years ago I heard a story told of a poor widow woman with several chi iron A benevolent gentleman was soliciting aid for her In a crowd of persons who wero slow to respond his appeal Finally a Frenchman great sympathy pulling a quarter out uf his pocket turned to the crow and said I am sorry 25 cents how much are you sorry- I have much faith In the French mans way of showing his good fee Ing and I am sorry How much are those delinquent subscribers of yours sorry I send this herein with the nr derstanding that it pays for eight yearly subscribers and I have the right to change the address of eacl once every three months- If it is not satisfactory to you turn the money- It is not good business to send thi Blado to any dne on credit nor after the expiration of paid subscription Neither Is it justice to yourself Mr Hughes or the subscriber When a man subscribes for a paper for one year your have no right to force on him longer If he wants It longer he should plank down tho money ir advanceIt folly to suppose any man woman to be too poor to pay in ad vance for your paper The laborer It worthy his pay Demand yours jn vance or you will never get a third 3f excuse for writing as have that am in love with tho Blade and want to infuse business methods Into it Hope you will not only pardon the Iberty havo taken but will adopt ny suggestion No credit- enclose list of names to which please send the Blade beginning with No 20 if you can The other dollar is to pay for my lubscrlptlon for Dog Found now on your beaks H H DRAKE DO IT NOW Dont wait till your friends tell of these things but write us for pamphlets entitled Business Chances Beautiful Indian Territory The louse That Jack Built Texas Old Mexico and other Katy publlca Ions and post yourself on opportuni ties for making money at points along the line of the Katy Address lOwY WainwrIght Bldg St Louis Mo THE TIME OF AWAKENING Our Katy publications are decidedly Interesting and tend to show how a shrewd business man may make money Tho possibilities are great along the line of the M K T and we shall be glad to mall you eral attractive pamphlets bearing on business chances in Missouri Kansas Indian Territory and Texas Address KATY Wain wright Bid St Louis Mo EXCURSION TO ATLANTIC CITY AND RETURN Queen Crescent Route Will sell tickets for the above ex cl11sion August 6th via Pennsylvania llnos August i3th via O Ry August 18th via CC St L Ry flclcts are good 12 days from date of sale Ask ticket agents for par tlcularll CAMPING GROUND For any organization or club wishing an excellent camping ground bettor place could be selected than- the Big Miami River between Dayton and Hamilton The river is shaded on both sides and affords excellent fishing and boating The C H will be glad to assist any party in securing a suitable camping site and will make rates Address D G EDWARDS P T M C H D Ity Cincinnati O NLPTHI- S COLUMN IS DEDICATED TO THE NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY Matters Intended For Publication Should Be Addressed to Morris Sachs Secretary Atlas Bank Building Cin clnnatl Onto Greetings have often thought of the advisability of opening a umn for the discussion of matters pertaining to the National Liberai Party and the recent but urgent quest of our beloved editor to havo subscribers of the Blade edit tho paper has had the Impetus required to transfer my thought Into actionA I believe a columnmore or loss devoted to the affairs of our Party will prove Interesting reading and will afford every one Interested to express his or her opinion freely and as often as he or she may desire I also propose to convey inform ton of more or less Importance that naturally comes within the office of a Secretary and thus keep our member ship posted on whats going on In order to facilitate matters thought It advisable that all matters pertaining to the National Libel Party suggestions criticisms and novations should he addressed to me I will compile copy for the lisher and be directly responsible for what appears under the above head other words I want to conduct a column devoted to the Interest and propaganda of the National Liberal Party and I want all members and friends to assist me In this work Here is a sample of the meekncf of our dear Vice President Mrs Josephine K Henry We all know her obll Ity and power In wielding the pen yet note how meekly she writes Versailles Ky May 303 My year Mr Sacks Enclosed find an article on Wli am an Atheist I feel it will make a poor showing along with the fine collection you have If you consider It worthy please send It to Hughes as part of my copy for next weeks Blade I am sorry I could not send you something better but feeling so bad Wishing all good to you and yours Ever your friend JOSEPHINE K HENRY +Mr William Cooper of Milo Maim in sending his dollar as dues for 1903 writes I do hope the Society will thrive and that all will pull together You want to know what to use as a vord of brotherhood In concluding a letter Why not use the words our for the principle Bo just nd fear not I ++The following was receive sometime ago and speaks for Itself Buffalo N YMarch t 303 BrotliOr Sachs Noticing your appeal for a Wanted i Phras and although ijpncedlni he one you have Introduce as Gent as It signifies all that id requir ad some might prefer an abbreviation that would be called to mind more days since I received a lettci from Judge Parrish B Ladd of Ala meda Calif In speaking of the syno gyms of Freethinker Infidel Atheist Deist Agnostic etc none of them having an euphonious sound so he suggested Progressive Thinker tad thought of the same hundreds of lines but coning from such a dlgnl lied and distinguished source said o myself that settles it for wr lave It from a profound Rational Supposing you submit P T to the Executive Board with my compll nents but as having originated from fudge Ladd As ever thine P T S W WETMOHE III D Here Is another received on he same subject Lexington Ky March 1903 lorrls Sachs Cincinnati 0 Dear SirIn the Blade of today read your card headed Watned a Phrase H H R is too general in meaning in meaning too much It means nothing and will not arouse curiosity and in uiry as to Its exact or real meaning It will not cause mental suggestion of Inquiry and then every ism under the sun pretends to be working for the happiness of the human race The above are the objections of a sychologlst Let us drop the words Atheist and Atheism and advance a step by adopting the words Naturalist and Naturalism and by so doing we become a positive force Instead of a negative force in the world and such a step would be a vast gain in teaching power and working force and lace us in accord with the advanced scientific thought of the world We know that in the vocabulary of the scientist the word Nature has iken the place of the word God or city The Atheists have failed to complish much In working on the minds of the masses because they have been regarded as objectionlsts and dlstractlonlsts solely would suggest the words Natural- Ism Humanitarianism Justice and Doperatlon or any threo of these words and therefore I subscribe thy self Yours for N H J J STEINER- P SIn case only three banner words are wanted suggest the first three above viz N H J ++Hayden Colo May 21 IIII Morris Sachs Secretary N L P Cincinnati Ohio Kind FriendI am thinking of or nizing a Freethought Society in m y neighborhood We have quite a numbOl of Freehtinkers in this vi clnlty and feel the need of organlza tlon There is one thing however which wo lack and without which II do not think au organization could be 1 lucid together and that is the proper kind of literature Wo need a cheap literature something that could bo given to all ers something that would please as well as instruct especially the dren Now write you this haJIIII that you may be able to toll me whero to obtain this literature Wo want a place where wo can take our fam Illes on Stoma afternoons whele neighbors could meet and become het ter acquainted and children entertained and instructed In some useful branch of information without being compelled to listen to some longwind- ed petition to the myths of the ail We feel tho need of a regular course of instruction In some useful branch of knowledge espesinlly for the chll dlel1IAny suggestion you could make reoI garding organization and govcrnme would be welcomed Hoping to hear from you soon I am Very respectfullyJ Here is a chance for the readers of the Blade to express their views all the above subject It is certainly an Imporlant one mod should receive ser lous consideration Please write me your Idea and suggestions and I will arrange all communications to he Jub llsluul In the Blade I would ratio hoar from others than to venture an opinion of my own PUTTIN ON AIRS NIGGER DUDES PICTURE IN INGTON STANDARD The Standard published hi Lex- Ington Kentucky says at Its head Devoted to the religious educational industrial and political advaucamen of tho negro The religious advancement of Ute negro it will be seen comes first The Bible in tho Old and Now Testn ments teaches that slavery Is right and the orthodox Jews and Christian believe that the negro is the Canaan that in the Bible is cursed by God to be a slave to tho white man No Infidel believes that this is true but believes that white men wrote tIl Bible and had a white God and a white Jesus Christ and a white Holy Ghost suppose as I never heard of a ghos that was not white because it suited the purposes of the white man to own the black man the ownership embrac Ing the black woman All representative Infidels ao far as I know recognize that the black mat has been very unjustly treated and have sympathy for him The most shocking of all the crimes that any man can bo quilt of li the estimation of any right thiinhlnr white man is the crime against white woman for which black men are being burnt at state North and South and If anything could Justify the burning of any human being at tit stake as Christians used to burn In idols when the Christians had power and as leading Christian ireachers in Lexington today would burn me if they had the power il vould bo that crime of black men against white women But I am opposed to any punishment of any crimo by any mob I am In favor of swift punishment for crime but it must be done only by the same lawful methods that should be used in the punishment of white men Lincoln and Ingersoll are samples of the Infidels who were friends to he negro Many of you negroes know that one of your editors who was murdered by a Christian in Lexington was m friend that we met as friends on the street and In his office and In mine and you will recall that when Christians sent me to the penitentiary because was an Infidel as I still am paper of that man Benjamins The Standard to which I am now referring though Benjamin was a ChrIstian did all that It could and which was effective service to gain ly liberation by the pardon of Me inley another Christian murdered b still another Christian do not elieve that the representative black mon of Lexington would at all sane tlon tho crime of the black rapist- I have lately been in Africa and havo seen the African In his own omo Ho is a Mohammedan does not believe In the Christian religion but the average black man In Africa as a far better man than tho average white man in Lexington and the best lack man in Africa I believe is a better man than the best white man in Lexington- If had to leave my own country and was at liberty to live whero I wanted to live would live at Cairo In Africa This is all simply Intro ictory to what have to say to the sxlngton ndard The white Christian people are habita of saying that negroes have no idea that religion ought to make thel1l more moral That is one the few truths that white Christians are In the habit of tolling As a eral rule white Christians are great lIals and they only tell this truth about the religion of the negroes causo the white Christian can use- that truth just like they commonly uso lies The white Christian makes that itomont about black Christian because the white Christian wants gho tho impression that the religion of the white people makes them het tel That is a lie am in my sixty- sixth year and have had unusual vantages to know about people in the matter of morals One of my chief vantages In this line is that llav- oaslt prisoner and convict scan many crIminals very intimately and with unusual facilities for studying them- Tho biggest liars and the biggest thieves and murderers and assassins and mob leaders In tho world nro Christians and more of them have white hides than black ones All of those fellows In Lexlng that are to be hung soon and a bl lot more of then In Lexington and all over the State that ought to ho hung are nil Christians and are nil going right straight to Jesus to lliunl harps just as soon as they are so dead that they cant kick and au never heard of an Infidel being hung All of this is suggested by a picture that I just happened to examine In tho Standard of June 20 have my wickedness Just tilde all other men black and white When a black nine deports himself In a coming manner call him a negro a term no moro disreputable than Cau casslan or Indian or Mongolian but when get disgusted with a bll1clt man call him a nigger I am dlsguested with that plctu e of tho dude nlggor In that of the standard and it Is a thing that wnlch makes you enemies roan the white peoplo A black man has as much right to be a dudo as a white one has and If there hint to ho some dudes I would of course h1ve them niggers because naturally want to see my own race above any other race and all dudes whether black white are fools What you have got printed down below this picture of the nigger dude in the Standard of June 20 Is Joi1lt Bankott Esq with the R S Boy le Mining Company Indianapolis Ind Colonel Bankett Esq is dressed within an Inch of his life with Derby hat cocked on side of hl head free nigger fashion and his hands are up so that they can b plainly seen In the act of drawli on a fine pair of shiny hid gloves and Colonel Bankett has on his flee an expression of impudence that tenlls to disgust any white people who may want to befriend black people Booker Washington is a greater man and better man than Gears Washington and it is not In evident that Booker ever cut down a chnry tree and would have lied out of it like George would have done oxcei that the old man caught him with the hatchet in his hand and the chillS on his breeches Booker Washington would tell yo that you missed it when you stuck the picture of that young dude niggc in your paper drawing on his Idds and with an Esq stuck on the end of his name- think It Is a perfect outrage that tho State of Indiana has treated the negroes like it has done and Is now doing tnem and It ought to show tlt3t the Northern man who came dow South to free the negroes in the Civil War really cared no more for the negro than the Southern Rebel did and as soon as the people in It diana got to killing you darkles the Associated Press dispatches stat that all the niggers skedaddled old Kentucky like tho Devil beating tanbark and now your political graft is to teach those niggers tc boast toe same politics that those lows In Indiana believe it Now what I want to say to you this Of tho four things that you paper Is devoted to there aratwi ou want to quit and do rrp andipoliticsJustrlal features are iu that you can to advance them out quarantine against religion ana politics and unless you want to put ho finishing touches on the damna ion of your people dont print any more pictures of kidglove niggers with Esq stuck onto the ends of ieir names THE BLOOD OF SAINT GENNARIO Editor Blue Grass Blade clip the following from todays patch In The Sun of Baltimore Md Tne Neapolitans are showing treat emotion over the approaching end of Pope Leo praying In the hurches and doing all that religion prescribes in appealing to tho Al might to delay the catastrophe ardlnnl Prisco telegraphs that course has oven been had to the treme measure of bringing out the blood of Saint Genarlo The blood of the saint Is contain ed in a vial In petrified form which urns into liquid and boils when the saint condescends to Intervene The ilracle is very dear to the hearts the Neapolitans who firmly believe in Its power to cure all Ills Tho Cardinal reports that the petrified blood took a liquid form today In the pros ence of a large concourse- It Is Indeed a cold day whoa the oman Catholic Church falls to dis play its ignorance for trickery or both when an event of importance fels a chance My Lord Cardinal rlsco a liar for Llartown A piece red sealing wax and a little heat all that Is necessary to do the Genna act ala Herman Thatan Italian animal would stoop to such decoct Is not to be wondered at but that the Press Association would send put such a plo of news Is startling the intelligence of the community I- fto church must needs lie there Is no reason why the Associated Press should help propagate such One the ten Jewish and Christian mandments says Thou shalt not lie If My Lord Cardinal Prisco is Liberty to treat that edict with vere derision can he expect any one elso to respect it through his vocacy If High Church officials are allowed to promulgate lies In del to further thin churchs interests liy not any one elso He to secure ease or profit for himself What sauco for cardinal goose Is also sauce for gray ganders if onetenth of the jcalogno Is to be slighted so IIcly and so grandly why not let tho other ninetenths go by the hoard Ihe commandments are good things ar the laity to keep whlo the piiett hood go through them Thoy make good knockout drops A cwt of St mnarlos blood at boiling point nat keep body and soul cl the ton of the Tlbur together a grunt while longer Tho blood of St nario Is put in a vial and used as a kind of spiritual thermoneter It only MUNYONS IIAZEE soaP lis a Ladys Soap la a gentlemans soaptIs a soap for everybody who wants the best toilet soap ever made complexionIt chappedlipspimplesIt It cures babies and grown folks of all eruptionsIt It the hair from falling out It makes the husk grow It Is the best shampoo made It is Ideal for shaving It gives the glow of youth to sallow complexionsIt than cold cream more beautifying than lotion or cosmeticIt or you you should take Munyons Blood Cure and I Muuyons Dyspepsia Cure The Blood Cure will eradicate all poisons from the system nnd the Cure will hdigestgood rich blood These remedies in con Soapwillnnboils when Ct Goon is going to do something While the faithful are loanklng on St Genuys blood Leo has undergone a second operation of the pleura and a third operation is In prospect The reverend hammer holder of the Vati can is tightening his grip of the sliver hammer handle with which ho Is to officially knock on Leos skull in orderIto verify his death If ho had skull 93 years ago and verified his death the world would not haveIknown of its loss Leo has done harm because ho has had little chance to do so Ho was cunning and plotted many schemes most of which did not work lIe gave lots of advice to Kings and Queen and oven to Presidents of 1heedill the adulation that Is split on him will be gathered up and showered up in his successor p q Ho assumed the title role of a great farce The Vice Roy of the trinity and played the comedy to the last Ho bossed the jf conducting shades through outIscenic railway to Heaven and Hell urgatory and collected fares very station He granted Indulgences it so much per lIe managed to keep out or the poorhouse although many f his faithful Jid not He lived sump wiiopaidlieSaint Gennario must be In Hell If his blood boils so readily and perhaps can do more for Leo there than hereto his long acquaintance with old satan may be potent Perhaps the Old Boy has a fellow feeling for a Jope after his own heart A little of Leos blood should bo kept to petrify and liquify and boil We cant Layo too much of a good thing Perhaps St Brunnos blood would boll too as It didi in the year 1600 if It were pealed to JOHN F CLARKE Arlington July 11 1903 WERE FROM MISSOURISHOW- US Thats just what we want to dohow you Our pamphlet on the ap pIe Industiy of Missouri is clear andiconvincing and tends to convey to on how great a region Is tho sec tlan along the line of the Katy in Its pplebearlng proclivities Write for one as well as other pamphlets both attractive and Instructive Address KATY Wainwright Bid St Louis Mo 4Q ifST DOUBLE DAILY TRAINSInErwflfN Louisville and St Louis Parlor Cars Trains Pullman Sleepers on Night Trains Por rotes further information address L J IRWIN a LOUISVILLE KY t BLUEGRASS BLADE M Short Letters Nebraska IndSiiall we help the Blade This Is lo way am going to do It Herewith find 1 Next month I shall remit and the month after 50 centstotal 250 I sent you a few days since for Dog Fennel- J E ARNOLD Kingston N YI celebrate my 56th birthday by sending to renew for the Blade I have been 25 years In the battle against priestcraft It has cost me friends money work and i mo But feel that It Is my moral and snored duty to array myself against the gigantic delusion Christianity For these many years I have given the church no rest but have struck her and her whole false system blows that sent her staggering and during the remainder of my days propose to Increase my activities on this line Wilson Mrs Henry Mrs other valiant chiefClosz and many talns of liberty are accomplishing IJ much I congratulate you upon your OIUSWOLD return from he OrlentL DoWITT Galveston Ind Please send state ment of my account I want to pay It I dont want to stop the paper I want the two copies of May 3rd and 10th Some of us were skeptical about the Lord making Eve out of one of Adams ribs but since we read the Blades of May and 10 we are satis fled that Is the way she was made Our Universalist preacher says Its the richest thing he has seen for some time Go ahead and pound or thodoxy some more I hope that most people will soon have more advanced lueas JOHN THOMAS Marshall N CI am in a hurry for your book and I sent the money as I got it Inclosed find post office or der for for Dog Fennel In the ient and please forward at your ear liest convenience Hurrah for T J Wyscarver I read his words at his mothers funeral in tho Blade July 5tn He must be a second Ingersoll Success to the Blue Grass madeJ- J PERKINS CalifI am glad to 1PassadenaDog Fennel in the Orient is in press and no one is more anx ions to get It in hand to read than am Find enclosed to pay for one copy I suspect there will be music strewn all through it I expect to get the true condltion of things wher ever you went I dont have the least Idea that you leave written a book to plaso tho reader regardless of what you saw I have lately read a book of 571 pages by Robert Meredith of Iowaa Quaker He gives the most satisfactory account of what he saw in and about Jerusalem of any one IJiave evor read after but I think he asam0 tlmtugsJlqdiiL pgL mention LEWIS Answer I think you are mistaken In tho number of pages of Merediths book Some one sent me his Around the World on Sixty Dollars printed in 1805 It has 372 pages Dog Fen not will have about onethird more reading than that book In that book Robert Meredith tells about Palestine and does it very well but he not only saw some things that he did not tell but ho told some things that he did not see Robert is a slick liar He does not tell tho most honest variety of lies but he conveys a false impression so that you cannot well convict him of his book he leaves you under the Impression that ho saw Lots wife a the Dead Sea but ho fixes it so that If somo fellow like me comes along and charges him with having lied about It he can crawfish out of It saw what he calls Lots wife and print In Dog Fennel what he says about It and show that ho lived about it Paris Ky July 1903 Brother C Moore- am glad you enjoyed a pleasant trip to and safe return from the Holy Land and hope soon to joy reading Dog Fennel In the Ori ent will do all can to get sub scribers for the Blade have Induced a good many to subscribe but have never gotten up a club With all good wishes for yourself and your family am your sincere friend MRS JANE HARMON I Danville III July 3 1903 My Dear Mr Moore It runs In my mind that have subscribed for a book you promised to write Dog Fennel In the Orient or some sue dog on name Heres you uollar let her come On your trip did you take with you a goose and a goat as did tie Crusaders or did tho Holy Ghost nest In your curly locks Yours very truly D D EVANS Versailles Mo July 1903 Editor Bluo Grass Blade Dear Sir Please find enclosed pos tal order for 100 to renew subscrip tion to tho Blade for another year Its Improvement Is steadily going on give It a higher appreciation than any other paper read received It for the year just ended as a gift front a frloim read with much Interest every article under tho head Why Am an Atheist same under lying principle seemed to pervade all The Illustration of superstition usual ly makes an Atheist and to bo one Is really a scientific proposition not hearing least semblance of super stilcn Respectfully DAVID A SHANKS Clrcloville 0 July 1903 Mr Tns E Hughes Lexington Ky Dear SIrEnclosed find P M O to the amount of 250 for which please send me five subscription cards fn f to Blue Grass Made have sent you throe new names within tho last year and hope to send you live mor within the next six months From sale of subscription cards nnil from renewals It does took to me an thougl the Blade ought to bo rcmuncrattvi enough to tide you over tho slimmer safely sincerely hope that It may and will Yours for U M L CHAS R KIMBERLY aged II The plan of selling subscription cards Is probably the very best one that has been Inaugurated or that could be ucvlsed and have nothing now to offer am thoroughly satis tied with It Yours fraternally CHAS R KIMBERLY Corrigan Texas July 303 To the Blue Grass Blade have read with much interest the answers to question Why am an Atheist While all have told their story In their own way yet they all point to the same causecommon sense reason and the ability to think for themselves did not write on subject because I found that could not tell my reasons In a half column article unless abbreviated It thus Because It is perfectly nat ural to be one But Mr Moore has asked the ques lion Shall we help the Blade On this subject cannot keep silent say without hesitation Yes We must not let the Blade die To do so would be to yield the victory The battle Is on tho Blade is our artillery and we must stand by our guns We cannot beat down the fortifications of Igno rance and superstition with wind It will take solid shot and we must fur nisi It If understand rIght there are about 4000 Blade subscribers Now lets each one that have not already done so send at least 250 for five subscriptions If we cannot get all of our money back or even any part of It send 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live to be a hundred years old and that you will continue the good work as In the past You can depend on raS1asapermaneTitBUbsciiiber think I will send for your book hind the Bars this fall Wishing you every success am yours truly JOHN B GAMBILL Cincinnati 0 July 1903 Moore Esq Dear SIrEnclosed 200 one for your Dog Fennel In the Orient and one for another year for you brilliant little paper the Blue Grass Blade Yours very respectfully GEO F OWEN Northeast corner 13th and Race SHALL WE HELP THE BLADE Gainesville Ga July 1903 Mr Charles Moore Dear SIrEnclosed pleas find 300 for which please mark me up an other year from August and send me Dog Fennel In the Orient when ready and six subscription portals Kindly accept and sustaIn this my strongest argument With best wishes am yours fraternally J S BASHAW ENGLAND COMPLIMENTS THE Union Street Bradford England Moore Esq Editor Blue Grass Blade Dear SirEnclosed Is five shillings which owe either you or Mr Hughes for books The order Is made payable to Moore at Lexington from John William Gott I hope your cir culatlon Is Improving the paper Is certainly the most Interesting ex change we receive from America With best wishes fraternallyJ CommentBro Gott Is tho editor of the Truthseeker of England and by Gott Its edited all right Birmingham Ala July 303 Jim Old Boy Send me five more cards Todd and I aro trying to do some good for our people after 2000 years of the blessed Influence of civilizing Chris tianity think that card business is going to work us good In Alabama Thine for the Blade LOUIS B SHOEN FIELD San Francisco July 1903 Friend Hughes Enclosed coin for extras We are getting ready to prate of liberty while our soldIersprofessional mur derers aro murdering a people be cause they want liberty- A Roman Catholic priest will pro nounce benediction on the assem bled cattle So Bro More thinks we have had enough of Atheism Well he Is not nfnlllblo like his friend on the Tlbur A long time ago ho wanted people to come out 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store I feel that I mar perhaps intrude a little upon time Whenever I meet a professli Infidel atheist or agnostic I am al ways reminded of my own experience and remember also what the Rev Bishop Brooks said in reference to infidels that he had a great deal of respect for an honest doubter for was always seeking for the truth and if he sought rightly he would erelong come to be filled with righteousness They are not cowards by an means hut are blind of one side of their natures It seems preposterous to think that any intelligent person with all the privileges of research and history at their command also Ul Bible as a record human and divine Aof humanitys accomplishments not and the love of Christ tclln deny tho existence of a Supremr and of the manifest iniluen of Christ upon the life of manlJnd Even the infidels are touched by It t Every moment has in It a part of tJu Christian influence working like r leaven of yeast Because you dont see and are not able to weigh a soul or a spirit Is no reason why one dont exist any more than you would den the existence of thought which yor would certainly not do Because y cannot see thoughts or your brain or see how electricity works You only see the result not tho fast movement Are you agnostic upon this scientific mystery We dont take possession of ideas ideas tal1 possession of us We did not origin growth love life laughter sorrow passions Christians believe In couraging a reverence for lICcthlf life making life sacred Look lift up live and help live Freethln ing agnostic Iconoclasts have muc1 r Intellectual knowledge but have IItUe faith in mans spiritual nature deny in toto I found In my experlem of being an infidel that I was loth many others whom know as Infidels to admit a fact or a truth If stated J a Christian We hated to admit th i truthfulness of anything so bent werl we on the destruction of tho build- Ing or philosophy of faith We cared naught for the conseq- uencesJYou are negative denying ever a defensive attitude also a tearing down attitude It does not require much ability to do that A jnristian accepts every good Ullng recognizes every virtue condom the sin and tries to save the sinner Of course the infidel cannot see the cursedness of sfn the black miser of drunkenness and despair To that ten Christ comes he reaches down into the depths of the lowest hell i and thousands are in this Christian life to testify to the power of lov of the angel of recovery Christians bless all blessed things and believ fi In the practice of spiritual culture as a well as material scientists say there are many colors that the eye does not f see Agnostic let me ask Do yo deny this scientific statement Tho also say that there are sounds that ear does not hear Do you dory It agnostic May these sounds riot be the clestlil strains that are not ilCard by mortal ear Can you describe so as to make It rafact to a doubter your feeling of elevation and ecstacy when you her some that Is profound or do you a I profound nostlc deny that there Is anythlni Wo recognize tho sinfulness of sin j conquering power of love the power of faith anti the power of God unto salvation Saved from what say you agnostic Ask the drunkan i as the demon of devils plays upon y this human harp of a million strings yAsksome Infidel same as I know who everything and never leave to die who lived to sing tho praise of two angels of mercy and faithful devotion to this wounded man saved his lifo he always had a tender mom try even after never would allow any to tear down Christianity in hi presence such tender care to such a wicked rough claroless fellow as he such sacrifice such devotion Do you question the motive agnostic An agnostic cannot understand what It means to be spiritually blind never Ii1InUl he comes to see tho light And to himonce the agnostic comes it self like the Prodigal Son he will know that what Christ said about him that hunger and thirst after 1 righteousness shall he filled and a peace that all understanding That soul hunger that heart hunger that Is in tho breast of every living soul can ho satisfied can have a new vision It is like unto the shadow of a rock In a weary land like a fountain of pure water in a desert You are anchored on a rock you find out your relation to God and to your fellowman Can you read the story ot Passion Play or see It played and r sit unmoved That suffering Christ suffered every human being knows to flay There is no organized infidelity to i day that can affect tho onward and upward power of Christianity today In the ascetic ages mistaking the story of Christs career men thought of Christianity as something that laid restraint upon the soul lessened Its s activities dwarfed Its powers Men l aro coming to realize the Christian is the one not imprisoned but emanci Anted man Who shall describe the true GhrlstlanNo person can describe him No poet can paint his Godlike brow From time to time men arlso who publish their unbelief in Chris tianity Each generation indeed has Its own arohln 01 Santo Julian some nos wan sonic Tom Paine announces unbelief In Christianity But as a matter of feet there never has beon an Infidel to the Christian life 1Ien have refused to believe In sacraments creeds popes religious teachers and churcncs but none has over been In fidel towards the Christian life Whatsoever things are true whnt soever things are honest whatsoovor things are pure whatsoever things are of good report who is there who denies and despises nail derides theso high and Godlike qualities No mall denies the importance of truth When truth is painted how the multitude crowd around tho canvas A Christian is ono who loves the truth wants all tho facts in the case Is asking what is scclal and artistic truth and spiritual truth Whatsoover things are honest A rugged virtue Is honesty but it is as essential to manhood as strength Is essential to an oak as hardness Is essential to a block of gruilte What a revelation in the provorb An honest man is the noblest worl o God Whatsoever thing are just There has never been a man who was infidel towards justice Whatsoever things are pure Who has every been infidel to purlt What manner of man would he be who disliked the newlyblown rose the dewdrops making the grass sparkle like fire the purity that lies upon the face of the sweet babe In ne cradle the purity of the spotless now that rejoices tho mountain as with the garments of God Not that bloom that lies over fruit is so alluring as tho soft bloom of ence and purity that lies upon tho crow of youth and maiden whose ives are unstained with sin and Those hearts see God Whatsoever things are lovely Who wer was Infidel to loveliness whether physical or moral A friend has omo lovely qualities a hero somf ulmlrable traits but your one Imag jf loveliness perchance Is your nother long since dead patient with our faults tender when others demned forgiving where others were bitter hopeful even in your want er ings when all others have despaired and at Irfst her love drew you bacl to right life and God How In memory her face shines like the face if an angel of God and he who would disbelieve In whatsoever things were lovely In her life would seem to below the Image of a beast or demon Infidelity to loveliness becomes un thinkable for the sound intellect No Infidel to Christianity has ever itood upon the face of the cnth Thousands are unable to distinguish between tho clothes and the living soul but nil true men must in thl nature of the case believe In thf Christian life as It Is represented by Christ and set forth In his law of love Oh It Is a wonderful thing to be onsckms of an abiding impulse te follow Christ in thought disposition ind life In this extensive missive I have vied to convey what one who was formerly a rank Infidel feels in tli new life If you wish to hear some OMIi or nr In ou to Cifflt Church Jefferson street near East Utica 730 p m next Syqr Jay evening I am usher and will see that you have a good seat Come arly and get a front scat Yours with kindest wishes J B MULLEN Lemon Street Buffalo NkY April 29 1903 UriJYB Mullen Buffalo N Y Dear Sir The receipt of your lot ter under date o the 23 Inst Is lerewith acknowledged Pressure of iroftmsional duties has prevented an arHer reply I havo neither Ump eteiiro nor Inclination for futile polemics My first Impulse after reading It was to table It without further notice Upon second thought how aver acquainted from past expel nee with Christian methods I con tided that silence on my part might and probably would be misconstrue as a victory for tho of the controversy Your epistle II uch a scholarly Dissertation such a masterpiece of Christian erudition your arguments are so clear concls anti convincingIn a Plckwlcldai sense of course your logic ah you logic theres the rub Well you are unfamiliar with tho meaning of that so you do not use any of it In our preachment Your whole epls tolary effort breathes such satlstac Hon with your literary achlevemeni that you must have laid down you pen with something like the same icung we are told of in tho Holy Blblo God had when he contemplated his work after he had finished OI1 of his six days creation and saw- that it was very good Gen 131 row let me first dispel the dclu slon under which you seem to laboring and which you gloat upon In your repeated boastings that ever were an Infidel In tho meaning of tint term as understood by Free thlnlers when applied to themselves According to the definition as given In the Standard Dictionary an Infidel one who has not tho faith an ibelievor as viewed from the standpoint of a believer In any particular religion as formerly a Jew was an Infidel In the view of a Christian as to the Infidel Turk tho Christian the Infidel and it quotes as aa illustration of the vague meaning of that- term can assure them the devil is no Infidel Do Foe Hist of the devil pt ch pge Fho trouble with tho average Chris- tlaru is he sizes up the Infidel from- his narrow point of view the thou 10glc1l view he gazes through the- wrong end of tho telescope and so purposely obtains a distorted view of his opponent which he exultingly hlhltB to the credulous mind of the- faithful As interpreted by our Chris- tIan friend the minister of the Gos ot lovo tho term Infidel Is an irbblous epithet embracing all that Is vile and vicious It Is unjust and- usod only as a clerical llllsrelresenl- tatlon and a bugbear foar against all who have the cour VVJVV ego of Independent thought and 101 search and the manliness to publicI proclaim tho truth Tho stand ou took when you supposed yourself an Infidel that you were loth to admit a fact or a truth that you hated to admit the truthfulness of anyl thing so bent were you on the tlestrucUon of tho building of philosophy of fnith etc of which buildings wo have too many reared with antiquated map terlal anti ready to tumble of their own rottenness only proves that ou were a Christian in the disguise of an Infidel The truo Infidel is open to conviction In his pursuit of truth he collects evidence without any precon ceptlon as to tho verdict m1selfish and fearless In his research he sacrI- fices his life to investigation his personal Interest to the truth he is lion est You were not honest Accord- Ing to your own statement you were a self opinionated bigot in our heart you cared not a rap as to logic and truth You had been a good Catholic received your early train- Ing in that hotbed of orthodox the ology By accident a dim ray of lIght penetrated tho dustladen narrow windows of your mental attic nUll lIt up the mouldy cobwebs which y ears of superstitious teachings hind fnsten ed there you were bewildered with no other knowledge to guide you save such as you attained at secondhand from prejudiced and Interested sources you could not understand nor analyze the new and unaccustomed sensation you felt that something was wrong and fallacious with tho old belief your erstwhile friend had gone back on you and you want ed You became a llrotestant and you protestedprotested agaInst everything contrary to your wishes you were at loggerheads with the musty timeworn dogmas of the Catb iic church because they no longoI sufficed you and you were spoiling for a fight with her ou walked alJout with a chip on your shouldersthats all So please be honest and f01Over banish that error dont ever boast that you were a searcher of truth an Infidel its not true its a false valuation you are placing on our mental condition But my friend the lay may come If you are really cere that you may renounce your rors and then with tho glad hand of fellowship we shall welcome you as the of us The fact that you allow that In idols are not cowards and that y agree with the statement of Bisllop rooks that he had a great deal of respect for an honest doubter for he was always seeking for the truth jnly confirms what I have said on tint subject and clearly shows that you are more liberal anfl honest than tho average Christian Thats wh have hope for you Now Mr len I rather like you and want to lye you a little friendly ndvlc which may be of some value to you In your future dealings with Jree hlnhers outside of your theological views for which you are not responsible and you seem to be a pretty decent sort of a follow more siiiui igalnst than sinning Dont juggle with words thats theological not afs Imt1M scknrtiflcr Yctrr U ever convince nor convert a Fn tinker by such childish methot Always remember that Freethinke think their own thoughts they do not pay another to think for them iattlellke chew the cud thus oltcrpd them Learn tho true value of word Buy a good dictionary read our lible in an unbiased spirit anxious the truth for truths sake rol in your dictionary for the intern atlon of tho words In the scripture s ind before you aro through with our research of you aro earnest honest In the pursuit of truth I ai vllllng to wager that you have verted yourself into an honest thinke a skeptic an Infidel A great IOltlon of tho of mankind are no oriously propagated by transmission rcm one generation to another without any possible option on tho part those In whose minds they aro stilled A child regards as true Vllat oer Ills teachers choose to Indilcati and whatever he discovers to be be ieved by thoso around him Ills creed is thus Insensibly formed and he will continue In afterlife to be 1I0ve the same things without any proof provided his knowledge and ex erlence do not happen to infringe on their falsehood Mere Instillation is ufljclent to make him believe any reposition although he should be utterly ignorant of the foundation on which it rests or the evidence b which It is supported It may creat In his mind a belief in the most pable absurdities things as it all pears to others not only contradicts by his reason but at variance with the testimony of his senses and the boundless field which the sense do not reach there is nothing too eposterous to be palmed off on his edulity The religious opinions the majority of mankind are necoe sartly acquired in this way From the nature of the case they cannot be herwlse than derivative and they- ure as firmly believed as the theorem Euclid by those who understand the demonstrations Men do not Iect their religious creed to be false because the grounds of its truth Its falsity lie altogether without of their knowledge and remote from the path of their experience and lJecause when they have been accustomed to connect certain ideas gcther In their Infancy it grows be ond the power of their imaglna tlon to disjoin them nor Is it merely definite opinions which are acquired In this manner but a thousand asso elations are established In the mind which influence their judgments matters with which they subsequently becomo conversant Thus the external crcumstances In which men aro- placed unavoidably occasion without any choice on their part the chief dl vOlslties of opinion existing in the worlel On this point Indeed there can bo no disputer appear to bo earnest in your ssionary effort to make converts to our way of thinking and It seemed to me such a pity that the travail your bruin and heart should bo re IJ stricted to one poor solitary dlsbo Hover it merited a bettor fate So I have forwarded your letter to Charles Moore tho editor of tho Dlue Grass Blade for publication As a printed tract In that Infidel papo It will meet the eyes of thousands of Infidels who are thirsting for just such spiritual illumination I havo paid for one years subscription to the Blue Grass Blade for you In time for quiet Sunday reading You as a member of the church of Christi will know take a special Interest in Moores spiritual welfare when ou learn that he Is a direct descendant of the founder of your sect I Intro duce him to you with the following autobiography taken from the open- Ing chapter of his book Behind the Bars 31498 written in the Columbus Ohio penitentiary where ho was con fined in 1899 indicted and convicted upon a false charge by some of your truthloving Christian friends Mr i aternal grandfather was Baton Warren Stone Ho was one of twenty children of the son of the Earl of Surrey He was the founder of tho religious sect variously known as Christians Disciples and Campbell Its Tills last name was given them from the fact that about three years after my grandfather had organized this sect Alexander Campbell came from Scotland to America and ac cepting the distinguishing religious tenets of my grandfather added to them the doctrine known as bnp tisni for the remission of sins and urged that doctrine with such special forco that It being quite popular tracted much attention and resulted In the religious body being caIled Cnmpbellites and In Mr CampbeIJ taking precedence over my grandfather as leader in the religious denomination Stone and Campbell were respectively like Melanchth and Luther In Tho Reformation as the new sect was called my grand lather being mild gentle retiring and unobtrusive and Mr Campbell being very ambitious By the Blue Grass Blade you also see the stand Infidels take on tho drink question and whats more they mean what they say This In answer to your symposium on the Saved Drunkard Read the Blade my friends every word of it glye It thoughful digest you will get more true knowledge and good commonsense precepts from It than from UO inspired volume Pass it along give it to your brethren in Christ let them also taste of the tree of knowledge To completely and satisfactorily swer all your arguments and conten Lions is for obvious reasons beyoi the limited scope of this letter I have now written more than orlgln illy Intended I cannot dismiss the subject however without answering a lew of your queries You say Ou cannot see thoughts or your brain or seo how electricity works etc There ire a good many other things y cannot see my Christian friend but ihyslology and Uleirillled sciences glye us a satisfactory and natural planation how thought originates Ils nodus operandi etc we can even it all of which you can loam for yoiiisICtroniIidy exTbooTc that subject needs no supernatural elucidation Its one of he forces of nature Under given conditions wo can manufacture can neasure It can control and utilize It for commercial purposes make Il elpful as a remedial agent or destror lIfo by Its power we know many of s properties and Its effects all of which we have not learned from that spiritual encyclopaedia called the Jible That there exist colors that the eye does not see Is beyond a doubt It does not prove however the existence of a soul of spirits a supreme being All It proves Is that that organ Is still In a condition of Imperfection and although the reator thought he had done his worl well evolution has a good chance to prove upon it Tho Lord did the best he could with the scant material at his command and the Ihnlted nowledge of those dark and ancient times The Xrays and Roentgen ray of inestimable value in the diagnosl and euro of certain conditions and Isoasos and of which the Dlblo takes no mention are tho discover of tho human brain without supernatural aid There are sounds yo sar that the ear does not hear Do ou deny it Agnostic May these sounds not be the celestial strain that Is not heard by mortal ear I am sorry cannot answer that question as I have never listened to any sian symphony Well talk of that lator when we get mustered Into that angelic chorus Then you ash you agnostics deny there Is anj thing profound Well now that an easy one Yes wo certainly and Ill leave It to the crowd For Instance there is absolutely nothing profound in your essay on the ad mgtages of being a Christian nor In the arguments you offer to sustain rour propositions My mother long dead and at rest has no more to wlth my present views on matters IIglous or otherwise than Christ himself Is responsible for your sect or the- absurd notions your faith creates as to tho laws and phenomena of nature Man is a mutablo being Objects arc In continual fluctuation around him- and his views feelings and faculties are subject to the same law Let- anyone compare the slate of his mind at two distant periods of his arid he will perceive a revolution not- onlyln his external relations but his moral and mental being ho is nc purposesivieshavo been subjects of a change gradual perhaps in its progress but- great in its consummation ject which ho once regarded with enthusiasm of feeling which seemed to him the very sun of his Istence and the bare mention of which thrilled through his heart has totally vanished from his thoughts This in a measure accounts for my change hearl To my way of thinking you cannot show real respect to our onts by perpetuating thclrerhJrsrl- iood fathers and mothers wJilhb lr- children to advance to overcoiiio loth H+++ z ++ RiIfor COM 0 In 123014 Ounco SllverlnoiScrow Cases Prepaid 0 o DeubcrHampden 18 size Special RWay 23 Jls 32 same Jls 24 New RWay 23 jls 26 John Hancock Jls 4 Deuber W Co 21 Jls same 17 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designs hand tchased no diework engraving and accompanied by mfrs and guarantee pay freight and watches kept in order one year Ifi4 IcalJ other badges Ingersoll Spoons and my tract Theism clble free 1t+ + ++ + + staclcs which baffled them and to correct the errors of their education It you wish to reflect credit upon our parents accomplish more than they did solve problems that they could not understand and build better than they knew To sacrifice your manhood upon the grave of your mother is an honor to neither Why should a son who has examined a subject throw away his reason and adopt tbe views of his mother Is not such a course dishonorable to both The night of fable and the twlllgl of conjecture What was yesterday a fable is today a condition Learn wisdom from the childish life of the little boy who said Father God made you didnt he Yes my son And me too Yes Harold Then hes doing better all the time isnt he Yes begad he is Do not allow yourself to be tricked br the sanctimonious verbosity that Is thundered from tho pulpit by solemn faced expounders of the Bible in sombre funereal garb Remember thats their business They must havo bread For the sake of shelter food and clothes they are obliged to defer the childish microbes of the past and denounce the sublime discoveries ot today They are obliged to attack all modern thought to point out the danger of the wickedness of investigation and the corrupting infli once of logic With hypnotic Intent a constant appeal is made to the emc Lions Instead of to the reasoning fa nines a sufficient proof that the pastor has the true gauge of mental calibre of his flock Keep your wits about you and allow your commonsense a little lee way and It will seer to you like going into a shower hai with an umbrella You seem ur familiar with the origin of relIgious beliefs you certainly place too high a valuation upon tho Christian rel don as a civilizing agent nor is you philosophy as to the source of human morals in accord with modern though and knowledge If you are so anxious for facts as you say you are rea the following books which if not ae cesslble at the public library you can obtain at the publishing house Peter Eckler New York Prof JohnI W Draper History of the Between Religion and Science Intellectual Development of ThoI b same author History Christianity by Edward Tho Welfare of Science With The olcgy in Christendom by Andrew W White vols The Age ot Reason by Tnos Paine and when you have mastered these will send you a Hsl of other works bearing on the subject under discussion ruewho trust the superstition a dead rottenness while suspicious of a living present are fettered by ai indent tie of ancestor worship which soaped the pruning knife of progress In times when knowledge was ac aired by personal experience tit aged sire left awe for hoary wisdom is a patrimony At the modern rats jf learning the educated youth finds nowledge at his reach which makes he period of chIldhood obsolete The world of thought and action must itagnato if the fear of discerning error in a revered past denies the right of criticism or research When advancing something must be behind Shall we then tamely submit to that future judgment with our heads den cstrichllkc In the sand well nowlng derision pity or even contempt with which such an attitude dll bo regarded or shall we respect town truth in preference to a picious inheritance Not that wo nisi ciony everything that cannot now stand rigid test We must leave the future some scope In unraveling tltO mysteries of existence and for the present simply discard the proven rrors accept the proven facts and areiully investigate the unrevealed with no haste of judgment either in acceptance or denial Let others frame their creeds mine is to work Tq do my best however far It fall llQlcw tho keener craft of stronger i hands 2JJ myself full hearted free and Jli ttue- rOflflhat my own soul sees below ITo think my own thought straight out from the heart To askiDo all men so 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BLADE Fordst Grove Ore July 1 1903 Moore Dear FriendYou may remember that I am the one who got most the subscribers for the Blade in this town and I am doing what I can in iy circumstances Now one of your ubscribers time was up some few reeks ago He wants me to send to you 50 cents to renow his sub a irlptlon to tho Blade lIe will also want one Dog Fennel when I send on for the three copies I agreed to keyHis name is Joshua Clark oi our mailing list to Forest Grove Oregon He must lie over 80 years old He has just been on a visit to his brother In Umatilla county and there ho gotIyou several new subscribers to the Blue Grass Blade so he tells i am glad you got back safe and- re not gobbled up by a whale Hope m will tell us how big the tower Babel was at the Yours truly- R CHENEY Havo you put your name down for Dog Fennel in the Orient If not send your order at once so you can get one- ot the first edition t