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JJ Hf BLUE mqss BLADEEDITED BY UEl 1fef1 T 20JOF GOOD MORALS VIPUBLISIIED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE I 0tW e VOL XXI NO 24 alnfnLEXINGTON KY SUNpMT AUGUST L E M 303 X100 A YEAR f TERMS OF THE BLADE issue for one year SlOO In clubs of five or moro 50 cents each a year aTerms 100 per year In advance Isforeign subscription SlEO one year 250 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the- Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky a When you change your address ad 1vlsothis office giving your old as well as the new address When you send your subscription say iswhether you are a now or old sub The address slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription and servfiuasia receipt as the date changes all iiiiI u pubscrlherpay- sr ne t hiepubiicti nare Tso ordoxe subscriber The cpurts Invariably hold a subscriber r i responsible to tho publisher for the subscription price of all papers received until the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered dlscon tinued Office of publication 161 East Thud a street near Walnut r Entered at the Post Office at Lexlng ton Ky as Second Class Mall MatterowAddress all commanlcatlono JLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL I believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make a It those who sell It and those who drink it believe from the time It Issues- from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid- crime All you have to do Is to think of the 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 I bread or the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have 1struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and f the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State foreve- raeparateGrJlt In no sense whatsoever Is this government founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfleld COLLEGE MEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material 7EEP MODERATE Fall term opens in September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSIER M Secy 946247 Ashland Ave CMeaoe Itf Doe FENNEL IN THE ORIENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU ABOUT AUGUST 10th It was my original calculation to havo Dog Fennel in the Orient ready to mail to its subscribers about the first of August It has developed into a larger book than I anticipated but Its mailing to its subscribers will begin on August 10th and all subscrib ers who see this will please send their 1 now Mr Morris Sachs has suggested that In view of the postage of the book being so much more than was anticipated because tho book Is heav ier than was anticipated each person should each twenty cents extra for postage If persons seo cause to do this it will bo appreciated but no body Is under any obligation to send the extra 20 cents- I have Just seenhave not yet had time to readMr James Lane Allens Mettle of the Pastures It sells for fl50 and Mr Hughes and I calculated the relative amounts of print- Ing in his book and mine and found that Dog Fennel has about three times as much printing as Allens book has Of course his book will sell a great deal more than mine because there are a great many more people who want to read love story novels than there are who want to read some thing about something of vast impor tance ia tho whole of civilization lonlme that lie had o write for mo n redth it tQmJ- as excuse for not fitvlng wr tten more valuable books as he and knew he could do But If I never sold more than one hundred copies of Dog Fennel I would rather be the au thor of it than of all the books that Allen ever wrote and I bellve all of that class of people who aro Blade readers that are now a distinctive literary cult will appreciate just what I say about these two books Since I have seen the whole of Dog Fennel in printI read the proof on the last of It today Sunday July 26thI am better satisfied with It than I was In anticipation- I have made no effort to be funny despise funny people I am a preach erbut I have told you In that book about a good many things that were Inherently funny me judice and I believe that a lot of them will make you smile You will never forget Sweeny the Boston Catholic Irish lawyer who though one of the best friends had and who subscribed for this book and got me many sub scribers among the Cookies on the Moltke was a cartoon vivant of ChristianityI you will laugh when you read about how Birdie the big wo man got ducked in the sea at Joppa the place where Jonah swallowed the whale and some of you will laugh when you read my first experience riding a camel in Jerusalem right along by the house that Dives lived in the gentleman that went to hell and then some of you will laugh about how that girl whipped that boy as we came down from thb volcano of Vesu vius and then some of you are going to cuss only tho malo members about what i said about that piece of statuary in the Stadium in Athens and about Morrison the New York Wall street man swimming In the Dead Sea and also what I said about that nameless house that wemeno- nly they would not let the women go in but they let the women in the Sultans harem in Constantinople but would not let the men In because we had 17 preachers and two priests bo side mewent into in Pompeii and found everything just as it was when Vesuvius covered the whole city with ashes 18 feet over the highest point in A D Then when tell you that I cried all by myself up on top of Mt Calvary a lot of you men will call me an old hypocrite but thats what I am here for But am not afraid you wont read It and I will print In the Blade about 25 letters from people mostly qM I11Dog bit of genius Mary Mac Lane tol write the book but simply tOt Jg the plainest manner possible just what I saw and heard by keeping iny eyes and ears open Some times i saw and heard some pretty tough things and I just tell them all alike I didnt bogingi buntiIngcame right up agin things of that kind or they came right up agin me was npt skeered of themtSend in your little dollars and see for yourselves and get some of your neighbors to do the same DEATH OF SISTER SARAH SMITH To the Editor of the Blue Grass Blade Mrs Sarah J Smith wife of Mole tas Smith the subject of this sketch departed this life July 3rd 1903 It Is a sad and solemn task to fer to the good and noble woman as being dead But Nature decreed so and we are all bowed with sorrow at her taking off to the great beyond from which no traveller has yet re turnediMrs Smith was in her 58th year and leaves behind a host of sorrow ing friends a husband eight children and seventeen grand children to mourn her loss She has been a staunch liberal for a number of years and with her hus band Mqletas Smith attended the Cincinnati Congress year before last When the Congress met at Lexington in January she was then confined in a hospital at Charleston and the writer remembers only too well of how pleadingly she asked permission of her attending physician to be allowed to accompany her husband to the grand gathering of Liberals But she was in too weak a state to goindver thelessher heat wast woi Liberal rind friend to everybody It has been truthfully said that she did not have a single enemy on earth and if there be such as eternal life this grand and good woman has gone to her reward She always enjoyed the consoling Influence of the Blue Grass Blade and we deem It proper and right that the Blade publish this obituary- M Every Lit tle Helps A friend of the Blade and residing In Cincinnati and Its easy to guess who It is requests us to print the fol lowing and keep it standing in the columns of the Blade until Dog Fen nei Is ready for distribution- I notice that tho postage on Dog Fennel will be about 20 cents While 20 cents is not a large sum to any one man yet a thousand times 20 makes 200 quite a little fortune just now to the publisher of the book I therefore offer my services to dis tribute the book to your subscribers in Cincinnati if you send them all to me by freight In cities where you have but few subscribers you can send It by express as printed matter at a low rate to one person who will volunteer to distribute the book to the subscribers as do Those who desire the book sent directlyand In some towns there may be only one subscribershould- add 20 cents for postage stamps will do when remitting their one dollar for the book Those who have already paid their dollar are still at liberty to send 20 cents In stamps for post ageThis suggestion or rather appeal is made by the writ1 without the knowledge consent or proval of the publisher of Dog Fennel WERE FROM MISSOURISHOW- US runts just what we want to doshow you Our pamphlet on the ap pie Industry of Missouri is clear and convincing and tends to convey to you how great a region Is the sec tlon along the line of the Katy in its applebearing proclivities Write for one as well as other pamphlets both attractive and instructive Address KATY 602 Wainwright DIll St Louis Mo EXCURSION TO ATLANTIC CITY AND RETURN Queen Crescent Route Will sell tickets for tho above cursion August 6th via Pennsylvania Lines August mil via C O Ry August 18th via CC C St L Ry Tickets are good 12 days from date of sale Ask ticket agents for par titular TRAGEDY CHRISTIANS IN LEXING lliiWN MORE PIOUS PEOPLE JP IN TROUBLE Lexington newspapers give thrill g accounts of another one of the ragodles that occur in this city with apld periodicity the instance in this ase as usual being among very re glous people The facts summarized from Lex gton papers are as follows Mrs Warren Is a young married jornan of Lexington her husband be in St Louis MrS Warren was staying at St Jo bphs Hospital in Lexington an In ttltutlon supported jointly by the jjfjathollcs and the public About 11 oclock At night in Mrs Barrens room a pistol shot was hoard Parties going into her room fiund a young man named Richard Hudson lying on floor with a tol ball hole clear through him The ball had entered just above his heart and came out near his spine He Is living as I write this On be iig asking how he was shot he said ho sjiot himself Warren having lieen asked about It said she was handling a pistol and that it went off accldentlyy and shot Hudson When Hudson was told what Mrs Warren said he said he had said what ledld to shield Mrs Warren iThe Lexington Democrat said that by request of the friends of both parties It had at first withheld the news Hudson said he had gone to Mrs iWarrena room to carry her an press package Ono of the Lexington papers says at It Is thought that Hudson went to tho house unknown to Its mana n s were carrying n of r l illfMrs arntstneuaughter or Captain Oliver Redd who was a Con federate soldier There is no man in Lexington who stands higher than Captain Redd He sa Presbyterian and Is a leader in Christian influence and he is regard ed by all who know him as an excel lent man I have known him Intimately ever since the civil war and while he has no sympathy witn my religious views am very proud to have him in my list of friends This shows that being a Christian does not save a man fromI troubleIJERKED TO- JESUS All the Way From Lexington were a Couple of Pious Catholic Cats On Friday hangmans day because Jesus Christ was hung on that day July 24tha couple of Catholics named OBrien and Whitney were hung In Lexington for murdering B Chinn one of the best men in the city even if ho was a Campbellite whoso house they had entered in the night for burglary Chinn was a Christian and good man and valuable citizen and there will be some doubt about his getting to heaven because his two Catholic brethren that killed him did not give him any time to pray but OBrien nod Whitney had plenty of time to pray and got down to their work In that line all right and kissed a silver cru cifix just before they lit out at the end of a rope and the two Catholic priests that were with them told them that the coast was all clear So certain were these two pious men that they were going straight to heaven after laying over a while in a Catholic purgatory to get their bag gage checked and lower berths on sleepers that they stood smoking cigars when the death warrant was read to them and when tho officer who read it trembled with emotion one of them said Did you see that fellow slinking The Pope has lately died and our Teddy is one of tho gang of fools and hypocrites from all over the world that telephoned their condolence to old Leos wife and children and all about what a loss tho world had sus tained by tho loss of this old codger who had sacrificed himself for Jesus to the tune of 25000000 and board and lodging and washing all found beside and these two fellows just hung In Lexington are samples of the moral trend of the religious teaching of that old Dago on the Tibur Ho and his religion say to vllllans I like OBrien and Whitney away off here in America Dont work be burglars and live without work and dont kill a man unless It becomes necessary to your own safety when you are burglarizing his house and In case the law does get oa to you and is going to crack your necks just send for the priests and let them talk some Latin over you and burn some candles and sprinkle some holy water and eat some Catholic wafers that have been prayed into the flesh of Jesus Christ and then kiss a silver crucifix and you are just as good for heaven an five cents Is for a drink of beer Postage on Dog Fennel Mr Moore having written a book of 340 pages the postage will necessarily be largemuch larger than can af ford to pay When I contracted with Mr Moore to publllsh tho book I did not expect it to make more than about twothirds of its present size But since it has lenghtened out to what It is the cost of paper typesetting and press work has all been increased nearly doubled and I find that my margin will be almost nothing- I have worked night and day on this book and I feel that I ought to realize some profits To give you some Idea of the cost I will present the following Items of cost per vol ume to me and have figured closely To Mr Moore on each vol 25 To binding on each vol To postage on each vol To paper on each vol To press work on each vol To type setting on each vol 12 To plates on each vol 10 Total cost 01 This as you see cuts my profits down to six cents a volume and I havo not counted such extras as Ing electricity used damage two trips to Cincinnati and other penses unforseen d marellAiglttTOgak twice as large afcokras wasfatJiKfet Intended a book that ought to sell for 150 the gain Is on their side and the loss on minethe cost of paper press work and postage being nearly of this gain to the sub scribers I request them to remit the postage In addition to the price of book You are not obligated to do this and it is not your fault if I make a bad contract but I did not figure on the book being so large- I believe that most of the subscrib ers are willing to send 16 cents tra in stamps for the extra reading they will get and thus award me a little for the extra work worry and time have given to its publication Respectfully- JAMES E From Torch of Reason SPECIMEN LETTER Editor Torch of Reason Dear Friend I received a copy cf tho Torch of Reason like It very well am a Deist believe in a con trolling Power that never damned anything wo damn ourselves and make our Heaven and Hell I am sorry that Ingersoll and Bruno could not have lived one hundred years longer although we have Mr Laild Moore Mrs Sheldon J K Henry and others yet living The world will be reformed yet font the Ignorance of superstition studied the Bible in Andersonville Prison Ga for eighteen months found It was a law and a history of man and not the word of God say It Is a man made storybook and nothing else will subscribe for the Torch will give a prize to any preacher of priest that will tell me which was first an egg or a chicken an oak or acorn They can point up only to objects on the earth when they leave such objects they might just as well point East or West for its up all the way around If a Chinaman was to die In China at Midnight and a man wore ti die here at noon today when would they meet In their Christian Heaven by going up If you see fit you can publish this and get an answer if you can Respectfully Yours G W KELLER El Reno O T Box July CommentIt pays mo for a lot of trouble In the sperlt that have had to be put in that list but would have changed theis ordor Mrs Henry Mrs Sheldon Judge Ladd and u C Moore L ST LOUIS j THE GATHERING OF THE INFI DEL CLANS Already the Infidel societies at St Louis are making preparations for the gathering of the Infidel clans there at the worlds fair next year We should make this by far the grandest Infidel demonstration that the world ever saw- think it would be for the best if the N L P and A S U would co operate on that occasion whatever they many do before and after that timeI suppose this split among us has come to stay but at St Louis where the A S U will also almost certain ly have its meeting it would make a bad showing to the world to have iw there in two antagonistic organiza zations am in favor of the two combin ing for that occasion at least and electing a president by the vote of the two to preside over the whole That arrangement will make each of the organizations do all it can to Injcrease its members Through the generosity of Secre tary Morris Sachs of the N L P that organization can be maintained almost without any individual ex pense and I would recommend that as soon as it can be constitutionally done the membership fee be changed from to 25 cents- believe that by this arrangement the organization would not only get more members but really get moro money I used to get 2 each for the Blade The Blade now gets 50 cents each In clubs as most of them are Issued and has over three times as much circulation as it had at and prints three times as much as it did len and ten times as eooJlSmilrl Ing target 10000 subscribers lnofdt that I may then raise 25000 aid ani almost certain I can do and then put the paper at 50 cents a single issue and s5 cents in clubs of five or more CHURCHES SPREAD PREJUDICE SAYS RABBI WISE Portland Oregan July 17At the Chaiilawiui c rn bl here Rabbi Wise of Cincinnati lectured on Pre judices and startled the large audi ence by declaring that prejudices were kept alive by churches He bad been booked to speak on True Wo manhood but ho surprised all by speaking on Prejudices He said am a Jew and speak to you as a Jew to Christians do not believe that a man who hates the Jew has a right to the name of Christian Of the church he said Until the churches become prejudiced against tho devil half as much as they are against one another growth of their worth will continue to be as stunted as now tell you prejudice is spread by churches No no shouted Rev C Cline Yes yes responded the speaker Churches not you alone not yours alone but mine and all of them have done more than all else to spread prejudice throughout the world Comment know Cline from way hack lie is a Campbellite preacher and is n g CHEAP LANDS For Homeseekers and Colonies The country along tile Cotton Belt Route In Southeast Missouri Arkan sas Northwest Louisiana and Texas offers the greatest opportunities for Homeseekers Mild climate good water cheap building material abun dance of fuel and soil that will often In a single season yield enough to pay for the ground Land can be bought as cheap as 250 an acre prairie land at and per acre up bottom land at and per acre up improved or partly cleared land at and per acre up Some propositions for coloniestracts of 2000 or 8000 acres at 4 to per acre big money In this for a good organizer Fruit and truck lands in tno famous peach and tomato bolt of East Texas at 10 to 2u per acre up Write us for Information about cheap rates excursion dates also literature descriptive of this great country and let us help you find a home that will cost you no more than the rent you pay every year E W LaBAUME G P T A 4 Cotton Belt Route St Louis Mo I xl lJGRASS BlumEII t f ++ ++++ + + + 1 W J V NLPColumn Is Dedicated to 1t IThis Liberal Party Matter Intended for + Should Be Addressed Sachs Building Secretary Clnclnnnatl Publicationi u + ++ ++444 44 F4 + + 444 + + Carnegie Pa Juno 1903 Dear Friend nnd Comrade Athelst I read In higher Science for May 1903 that There Is a society in Francethe Freres de la Cote which numbers 2500000 school boys be tween the ages of 14 and 20 bound together for the propagation and en couragement of Atheism nnd the dls traction of the power of the Papal church am glad of It The God Idea Is the tap root of all superstlton Now what Is to prevent the Atheists of America from going and doing like wise Tho contributors to the Atheistic symposium in the Blue Grass DIode would form a good nucleus Yours for Scientific Truth HARRY HOOVER ++WHY AM AN ATHEIST The readers of the Blade will member that I offered a prize for tilt best essay or article on the abovo subject As the Blade occasionally still contains contributions I arn obliged to beg your Indulgence uatil a later date +Thauks I have received and am receiving a great many letters con plimentlng me on the subject I posed Why I am an oust brace this opportunity of retuining thanks for the kind words spoken and at the same time beg the writers pardon If they find all such taffy eliminated from their letters publish ed in this column +Our good old friend Jesse Russell advocates the amalgamation of the National Liberal Party with the cialist Party He argues that both of the Institu tions are in favor of woman suffrage both are in favor of the intlatlve and referendum nnd other good and humane provisions Mr Russell is right that both Par tles are earnest in their aims and are striving to better human conditions and yet they are and must remain two and distinct bodies 7hlle the National Liberal Party is 1 In favor of equal taxation of ALL properties includingfcliurclrprpijerty 1t and so is the Socialist Party ytft the former party is in favor of taxing church property for two reasons First because we consider churches no better than any other building in fact it is not as good it is of no value at all if anything it is a den ment to human happiness For that reason we want all church property placed on the tax duplicate SecondIt is an injustice to all other property holdersIn fact it Is an Injustice to everybody the direct and indirect taxpayer to exclude churches from paying a just taxation With the Socialist this second rea son Is the main reason nay it may be the only reason And beside every Socialist Is not an Atheist nor even an infidel or Ag nostic and every Atheist Infidel and Agnostic Is not a Socialist No brother Jesse lets give our best endeavors to the National Liber al Party It needs our services and support We know that all jealousy strife and prejudice is instilled in the childs brain in the very Sunday school We know that religion is the curse of the human family and our first and last effort must be to erad icate this curse from the human fam ilyI notice in the sueof July 19th in a communication from Mr R Cheney wherein he says Now one of your subscribers time was up a few weeks ago He wants me to send on to you fifty cents to renew tis sub scription to the Blade dont know how Mr Moore or Mr Hughes feels about it but as for self think it Is an Imposition for the subscriber to expect the Blade for 50 cents unless he sends four additional subscribers The way understand it from the prices printed in the Blade the subscription is one dollar a year in clubs of five or more at fifty cents a year The club idea Is intended to in crease the circulation of the Blade by bringing In new subscribers not to lower the price to fifty cents to existing subscribers Lets do whats right 4IShenandoah Iowa April 1903 Mr Morris Sachs Cincinnati OhioJ Enclosed you will find a few thoughts clumsily expressed and which will likely find their way to your waste basket but which if you seo fit you may publish in the Blue Grass Blade which is to be for Athe ists I have some tendency in that direction Whether I would be prop erly classed with them I will leave for you to say I have never Joined the socalled Liberal party because am a Republican and believe In proper laws and the enforcement of them and havo no patience with anarchy or Socialism And it appears to me that the N L P is drifting toward ono or the other of them For the same reasons I have never written any for any Liberal or Secular pull lication With these few remarks I remain Yours RespectfullrI t t f The above letter gether with a contribution on Why am an Atheist which was Included with others published last May In reply to Mr LeDarrons arguments why he has failed to Join the National Liberal Party I can only say that he is mistaken in his prem ises I have sent Mr LeBarron a copy of our Constitution and ByLaws which I trust have eradicated his falso impression about us But I wish to add through public print that while Secretary of the National Lib oral Party r have voted nndlutend to 8 Htnr ticket wenFys7 am aRepUbltL3tf At some future date we hope to have a full ticket made up of Free thinkers and it shall bo the pleasure of my life to vote that ticket from top to bottom as the saying is But meanwhile we can assure Mr Le Barron that neither Socialism nor Anarchy has any footing in the Na tional Liberal Party Individually I admire a great many ideas embodied in Socialism and pure Anarchy such ideas I would admire In any organization no matter by what name it is called The last Con Kress at Lexington invited the Social istic Party to cooperate In the move ment of breaking the chains of sup erstition and in the whole to promote human happiness Who would not But never fear Mr LeBarron that the National Liberal Party will ever amalgamate with ANY party in putting up a ticket Our own or none at all Come on Mr B remain a follow Republican and become a fellow Liberal Send on your dollar and be one of us in name as well as in deed 4+ Ingersoll Memorial at Los Angeles In the long summer vacation from May to October when Liberalism sleeps and dreams and the church works on like a mortgage days nights and Sundays God in ills In scrutable wisdom has placed a fire cracker Just where it is most needed to wake us up and got to work August the 11th the birthday of Americas noblest native son Robert Ingersoll which must and will eventually be observed and honored along with the immortal Thomas ago the Liberal Club of this city hold an Ingersoll Memorial that was well attended and greatly appre elated and we had hoped the observ ance had been general but in the press dispatches and Froethought re ports tho observance was meagre and time for the Freethinkers to wake up and give honor to whom honor Is due and keep allvo the memory and work of Ingersoll Or shall wo permit a repetition of the dirty Christian scurrlllity that followed Palnes death If Paine Memorials had boon held at once as they are now tho Infamous lies and slanders of tho holy Chrlstaln church would nov or havo gained a foothold and the rental condition of tho world would now bo far in advance of its present state I am not a hero worshipper but the grand work of Ingersoll inus be car rued on The galled jade v nces at his very name and it is our duty to keep it alive and honorable On this coming annlver ary our club will get the finest ha in the city have excellent music and the noted orator Hon Young has been invited to readthi4t superb production The Liberty of Man man and Child We defy tie entire priesthood Protestant and Catholic to produce its equal and they may Include any or all of the reputed Ings of Jesus Christ Moses and God with a Jug or two of inspiration thrown in WALTER COLLINS Los Angeles Calif WAS WRONG APOLOGIZE Corrigan Tex July 303 Editor Blue Grass Bladet In the July 19th issue of Jhc Blade the reading Still Hal ing on hinder of the Circulation of the Blade you refer to a man t wrot a letter telling about what s shoul do to help the Blade but t nap letter did noL cojitaln fno nt o money a tkUl fIp tl It While you do not dee personalities yet I believe It was my let or that you had reference to It is true the letter did not contain any mOl ey and I did not say that I had sent i revious to that time because I did n t think it necessary to do so But I lad just before you asked the questio l Shall we help the Blue Grass Blacfe sent 250 for live subscription cards which can prove if necessary and I intend helping the Blade more If I can am a poor man work hard for every dollar that I get but I am not a poverty howler neither am I given to boasting of what little I do I may be a hypocrite but I assure you had not already done something or If I could not do anything to assist the Blade I would have kept as mum as Johovah on the subject I would like to say more but this is sufficient R H CLARK- Answer was mistaken and I apologize but I did not say what I did nastily Another person and I ex amined the letter together and we both concluded that the party writ ing tho letter was trying to practice a deception and make people believe ho had given money when ho had not and felt purpose to A small deceiveIbly made than ire Inlldel hypocrites and it was printed These are Infidel hypo critesI up my cross when I was oung and am some times cross to this day I am glad you called mo down ATLANTIC CITY Without change Vid THE SCENIC C0Through Washington and Phlladephla With stopover Privilege Returning Special Train will Leave Lexington 1140 A M THURSDAY AUG 1903 Round Trip Rate 1400 Tickets Good 12 days The Best Route and the Best Time to See Atlantic City at Its Height Through Pullman Sleepers from Lexington to Atlantic City For Further Information and Descrip tive Circulars Address John D Potts A G P A Cincin nati 0 or Geo W Barney D P A Lexington Ky j WHATS THE MATTER That You Dont Want the Blade Magazine at 50 Cents a Year After about half the issues of the Blade somebody or bodies write me very enthusiastic to have some piece In the undo printed in pamphlet form and circulated to he sold at five or ten cents each and there is hardly an issue of the Blade that does not have some piece that is worthy of being put into such a pamphlet Such a piece for instance is Wil sons piece on the Pope In the Blade of today July 2Cth There are some hundreds of ar Helen as good aa that that appear ov lntho Blue Grass Blade and low rne nos q twl erIlOJSsubscription list The first we can remedy and tile latter you must rem edyThe typographical errors are get ting fewer all the time and you will find the Blade will bo as near right In that regard as any Infidel publica lion In the world when Dog Fennel is all off the press The other matter the circulation propse to help you to remedy at a great deal less cost than printing pamphletsI each month the Blade Magazine at 50 cents a year that will have in it practically everything that is printed in the Blade with any errors corrected That will be four and onehalf cents for each issue which will be half the cost of our other magazines and it would havo in it about three times as much as other Infidel magazine and it will be tho very best Infidel literature Whenever I start out to blow own horn I everlastingly blow it noIfooling about It and everybody that what I say is as true as About 100 persons subscribed for this magazine some time ago and we have a list of their names and recently have tried to renew tho subject mad nobody pays any attention to it and each one of you of the 10000 peo plo who will read this is Is just try Ing to make all of us believe that ho or she is one of that 100 subscribers- It might be that a magazine such as I propso would everlastingly pulverize our good Bretheren Green and Shaw and dont want to see them in trouble but neither of them has over wasted a great deal of taffy on me and both of them havo given mo the devil when it suited their purposes to do so and if they cant keep up with the Infidel band wagon in getting out their publications good and cheap it is their misfortune and not my fault Old Bro Green Is a good enough old cuss but ho has two fellows that write for him old Peebles and that fellow with the Billy goat beard that writes about the Dynamls forget his name same fellow that bored us to death at tho Cincinnati Congress that give me such a case of that tir ed feeling just to look at their pict uresHughes and will make the Blade Magazine a regular Jodarter dalslest thing in tlio way of an Infidel publican tion that the world ever saw and you will seo in Urn get up of Dog FeJlnel1 what tho Blade can do when It wants to right bad nail we have everything nil ready to get out this magazine just as soon as you send in tho unmet for people who want It It looks to me like Infidels would just tumble over each other to got such a magazine on such terms lilt Christians tumble over each other to got out of a inoetlu house when tic lightning strikes It but dont want you men to run over the women and children Ilko the Christians do when the Lord is barging Into them with how or other you all dont seem to tumble to my racket Dont bo so stingy and afraid to blow in a little of your lucre for this get busy and get a move on yourselves and send me the 500 subscribers In one week from tho tulle this appears PROCLAMATION FOR AN INGERSOLL MEMORIAL DAY To tho Liberals of tho United States Liberal Party hereby recommends that the 11th day of Au gust the birthday of the greatest and noblest man over born on American soil Robert Q Ingersoll be fittingly observed by all Liberals by holding meeting In halls or by giving nics In groves on that day or on the Sunday nearest to that day The date Is a happy onecoming In mid summer right after the harvest and at a time when men can leave their labors and when cheap rates of travel may bo Besides at this mid season of the year when enthusiasm Is sluggish It Is essential that Liberalism have somo incentive to arouse it from its general apathy What greater incen live could it have than celebrating the birthday of the man who broke the back of bigotry and forced upon a fanatical public a decent respect for free speech and for free thought We owe this respect to Col Inger sell and we owe It to ourselves that we sustain the advantages and liberties gained by his audacious persist ent and relentless agresslveness Let not Liberalism permit his name and fame to be was that ofJPalmv sUIllias part wi calumhy vJliich + r rtfeadf being heaped upon his memory We can employ no better means for cOunter- acting their lying malicious attacks than by holding an annual memorial to his memory If we suffer his memory to die our silence will be couragement to the enemy to continue their vituperations We cannot af ford to lose even a small advantage gained If we permit the Influences of Ingcrsbll to wane or to bo weak ourIselvosTherefore let Liberals of cities or adjoining counties meet on August llth or the Sunday nearest and do fitting honor to the memory of Col Ingersoll and at the same time make It a Harvest Feast of Liberalism We desire that a report of every celebration no matter how few may bo gathered be sent our Secretary tho same to be published This will encourage the observation of the day and each year will find the num ber of memorial meetings Increasing We ought to receive at least 100 reports but If we got 25 or 50 for a start wo will feel satisfied In a few years these memorial meetings will como to be regarded as a fixed tom mid they will he looked forward to with pleasant anticipation All that is needed Is the start and it Is fitting that tho National Liberal Party sume tho lead RATES Best for Mother Best for Baby Munyons Witch Hazel Soap makes the skin soft as velvet and keeps- lady and baby sweet as roses It the finest and toilet made It possesses such medicated properties that it will cure all forms of skin disorders and eradicate blackheads and pimples It is the best shampoo in the Sold everywhere 16c Every Liberal should be prepared to Sellved an oration or to make a few remarks or to read some extract frpm the speeches of Col Ingersoll For present convenience wo offer the f llowingiProg mIAddress by the presiding officer Music if it can be arranged fqr la Biographical sketch of Col In gersoll Reading or Recitation Declara tion of the Free Music Reading Extracts from Lib rIertof Man Woman and Child Miscellaneous Extracts Music Eulogy by the Orator of the too above programm may be added any other feature desired by those attending If no speaker can be procured let any one present read anyone of Mr Ingersolls lectures orione or more of tho many eulogies which were printed in our Liberal journals after his death J B WILSON President Send reports to Morris Sachs retary Atlas Bank Building Cincinnati Ohio A Good Route sywa It traverses a territory rich in undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for agriculture horticulture stock rais ing mining and manufacturing And last but not least It Is The Scenic Route lor Tourists The Frisco System now offers the traveling public excellent service and fast time Between St Louts and Kansas City and points in Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the Southwest Between Kansas City and points In Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and Mem phis and points in Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the West and Southwest Full information as to route and rates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of the Company or to Passenger Traffic Department Commercial dnJtESaint Iiuls IIIIiIIlluul = = 1 III I I DE AMUSEHEHT B U6HS FEATURES lOWCfNJDR UNSURPASSED BAND I 1 IREDUCED ATAIOGUE MAILED ON APPLICATION PAULlflJU5TICEsecy EVERYBODY COMING t e s JMIJ of j BLUE GRASS BltoJE LEXINCTON WOMAN WHO IS A CHURCH MEMBER WRITES ABOUT MARY MAC LANE AND DR WILSON Lexington Ky July 1903 Editor Blue Orals Blade see a letter from Los Angeles Calla In your paper making enquiry about Mary MacLane j I have read her life After reading it I soliloquized to myself by saying that C C Moore is the only living one who can solve this girl and now Mr Moore gives it up My opinion of her is that she still lacks something to materialize her lifo or nature She certainly was hated in embryo by her parentsper- haps by her father else her father was a tyrant and drove his child from his affections She has a heart be cause she loves nature I would love my parents unless I had been stamp led with a hatred before birth by them No matter how they treated me I would try to cultivate a love for them because If we tear away from human beings the sacred ties of a true home our lives will not be worth may be wedded to her brain activities I wish I could solve what she means by red red sky unless It is that life to her has left an im pression that all is danger present past and future Real life demands society unadorned life demands only existenceI reading the Blade When I read the issue having Dr J B Wil son on Human Affection I had a adwhile longer to read his book- I will be with all of you good peo ple of the N L P at St Louis- Fraternally A CHURCH MEMBER CommentMary Mac Lane next to May L Collins Is the most wonderful young woman America has produced- In 50 years from now this country will possibly have sense enough to appreciate her She is a genius with an orbit like a comet A gang of libidinous fool blackguardedtJr c et n Jer iin disgust I wish she would write for the Blade If she will write another book I will print it on the ordinary pub lishers termSj giving her the usual royalty and she may say just any thing she wants Wilsons piece on Human Affec tion got closer to me than anything that he ever wrote and I tried my durndest for three days to get to be a better man and found I was getting no better fast and just quit I suppose it was because I was so good that there was not any room for Improve ment iA MIRACLE IS PROPOSED TO BE TRIED AT ST LOUIS ON JULY 4 1904 Charles C Moore Dear SIrInclosed find 120 for Dog Fennel and the mailing of have the following proposition to make to Christians The Christian has all kinds of promises in their sa cred book that their prayers will be answered oven to the removing of it can be shown beyond a doubt that there Is a God that grants the earnest requests of people than all doubts all disbelief all infidelity will be removed and the world will be captured for Jesus Therefore I pro pose that on the 4th of July 1904 at 12 oclock noon St Louis time that every praying Christian on the earth petition their God that the Misslsippl river may immediately divide its wa ters so that a committee of 10 emi nent preachers professors and scion Lists may pass through dry shod- I believe that every Infidel publica tion overy Infidel society and every individual Infidel will gladly promise in advance to renounce their disbelief if the river opens up as by request Now my dear Christian friends hero Is a chance to capture the world improve It If what you teach us Is true you have a sure thing for surely there is one person in the whole world who can exercise sufficient faith Dont treat this proposition with contempt and if you do not act upon it wo Infidels will use it as a club maul the lIfo out of Respectfully JOHN WH1TLOCK Comment About twentyfive years ago Prof Tyndall the eminent En gush scientist made a proposition to the English people that was similar to this He proposed that the wards in a large hospital be divided into two equal parts and that Christians should pray for the recovery of those in one specified part and not for those In the Christians called It blasphemy and called It the Tyndall prayer did this because they were liars and knew that those Bible stories about dividing the Red Sea and the river Jordan by miracle were Christians have raised 20000 000 to capturo tho world for Jesus at the beginning of this the 20th cen tury They are not capturing it worth a cent and on the other hand the Infidels are making unusually big arrangements for a big jamboree at St Louis next year almost certainly the largest demonstration of Infidel interest that tile world has over seen Christian sky busters will do a big lot of wind Jamming to make their dupes put up their money to pay preachers but when it comes to malt ing any test of the truth of their re ligion you will always find that like the Irishmans flea when you go to put your finger on him he aint there TRIED HIM UNDER THE CHARGE OF BLASPHEMY Atlanta Ga July 1903I Dear Mr Hughes- sent you a list the other day I now inclose you the post office money or der for the amount will do more for you In this country of the Lord If I can but they do love their Jesus down here The writer has just experienced some of that ardent love This city must be away above parI in rellgiou fervency as there has beenJ for years from three to five different crowds preaching on the street It has also many churches and more be- Ing built It pas been my greatest pleasure in tho year gone by to assemble self in this vicinity to radiate some ray of light on the truth to this poor benighted and God fearing people I say it meekly but I have put to flight many a devoted believer in this part at his moral vineyard so the ever VaTcMUl ftftd vigil fotTlTUatdiartorrtnej peace had long ago spotted the old unbeliever and wicked sinner as the only deadly foo of this otherwise se rene and God fearing community so the other night he heard me say to some pious people that had Informed me that I could not live another mo ment or draw one breath without the help of the Lord or Jehovah that I dared this God or Jehovah to touch me as I could draw my breath and would so prove to them that I could withstand his or his sons aid That was blasphemy indeed and the dear old cop laid for me and the follow ing Sunday when I engaged a Chris tian gentleman In quite a heated dis cussion on the merits of tho grand old book the pious cop swooped down on us and gathered in quite a supply and we had to attend court with all of the different transgressors of the law there to face the dis pensor of justice and answer to theI charge of being an Infidel for thisI was the real crime covered up by that obstructing the streets That charge was made as they well knew that tho United States government guaranteed me the high privilege of believing as I prefered but their case did not work to tho interest of the arresting officer He laid great stress on the fact that Mr Ray was an Infi del and that everybody knew It and when he went out on the street a crowd gathered around him and they wanted it stopped The judge Judge Broyce informed them thatI he could not interfere with free speech or religious belief so long as tho party did not disturb tho street or Interfere with the passage of hicles and was not disorderly You see even In this city of churches we sometimes get an honest decision from the bench who know that this continued handllnig of this subject of Freedom has set up the vibratory waves and some of them have gone even into the bench and what was really in revenge of a law abiding citizen actually turned out to be a good lesson to some of the more zealous of tho meek and lowly fol lowersI think that we should fight every Inch of our way to obtain that liberty to which all men are en titled W R RAY Owing to being so busy finishing up Dog Fennel we were compelled to cut the amount of reading in this Blade a little short for which wo ask our subs crlbers to overlook this week A PENITENTIARYCONVICT WRITES ABOUT DOG FENNEL AND SENDS IN HIS DOLLAR Deer Lodge Mont July 1903 Rev Charles C Moore Enclosed you will find for Dog Fennel which there Is no doubt In my mind will be both amusing and Instructive to read I am anxious to hear what you have to say about the places you visited Pay no attention to that old fossil and his ten cent pamphlet I want Just one dollars worth of truth and solid facts When read Dog Fennel should como to tho conclusion that I have got more than my dollars worth will remit the first opportunity Every one knows that reads the Blade and Is acquainted just a little with your past that you ought to know something about the skypilot business for you have been there but you were too honest a man for the whooping up business but even ready at the drop of the hat Here something has been omittedEditor should any of those Inspired sancti fied worthless creatures who have no more honor than to live upon the charity of credulous women Say Brother you are there to de fenA truth with all your might wish you success with your book- I hope the wheels in your nature are in good running order and that they will continue to be so for many good years yet- I say NO the Blade must not die and be stamped out of existence- I remain Mr Heathen yours very respectfully HUGH LACKIE CommentThat is written on regulation penitentiary paperI know it when I see Itand all shows that the writer Is a convict Here is an In stance where a man In the peniten tiary seems to be an Infidel but I do not believe that he is as much of a criminal as any one of the gang Judge jury attorney or witness that sent me to the penitentiary I believe that this brother in the penitentiary Is of an order of high morals that that Christian gang cannot conceive of and that ho would scorn to descend to tho moral level of such men as Thompson and Rucker A PERFECT TRIP Grand Army Headquarters Train to the Reunion at Saner nc ace 251903hLouisville Ky July arrangements have now been complet by W Force Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic Depart ment of Kentucky for the most elab orate trip ever planned for the Ken tucky Veterans and their friends to the37th National Encampment which will be held at San Francisco Aug 1724 190- 3Through Pullman Tourist sleepers will be operated from Louisville over the line selected as the Official Route on evening train of August 9th leaving Union Depot at 835 p m via the popular Henderson Route to St Louis the Missouri Pacific Ry to Pueblo the Scenic Rio Grande Line to Ogden and the Southern Pacific Ry to San Francisco and Los Angeles Arrangements have been made permitting those that go with the headquarters train to spend one day In Denver one day In Colorado Springs one day in Salt Lake City and tho schedule Is so prepared as to permit a daylight ride through the Rocky Mountains When Denver Is reached the Seeing Denver car will take the party through all the princi pal streets and In sight of all points of Interest In this wonderful city After supper the summer garden parks and all other places of high class amusements can bo visited and sleepers will be located convenient to the depot where they can lie occupied for the night The day and evening at Colorado Springs can bo spent at sight seeing The principal points of Interest at this place among which aro Pikes Peak Manitou Grand CavornGarden of the Gods Rainbow Falls Cave of the WIndsUto Pass and the Cog Road amply repay those taking the trip and are a revelation to those who have only read of these natural wonders They must be seen to realize their wonderful beauty and magnitude After leaving Colorado Springs the convenient schedule allows a daylight ride to Glenwood Springs through the Heart of the Rockies One feature of this daylight rldo through the mountains that awes the beholders and ono that will ever be remembered Is the Royal Gorge that awful testimonial of natures force the walls of which runs perpendicularly for over half mile from the riverbed The train will run slowly through this gorge so that a good view of the entire eight miles may llinois CentralRailroad SUMMER EXCURSION TICKETS NOW Onl set c 142 p ST PAUL MINNEAPOLIS and the NORTHWEST COLORADO UTAH GRAYSON SPRINGS DAWSON SPRINGS and CERULEAN SPRINGS KY S AT REDUCED RATES VERY CHEAP RATES TO CALIFORNIA AND RETURN ACCOUNT Rf JULY TO AUGUST INCLUSIVE THROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEP ERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST AND HOME SEEKERS EX FIRSTfINDTHIRDSIGNED FOR CIRCULAR DESCRIPTIVE OF LANDS IN THE SOUTH ASK LOCAL TICKET AGENTS FOR THROUGH TICK ETS AND FURTHER INFORMATION OR ADDRESS F W HARLOWDi- vision Passenger Agent Louisville Kentucky r We Are Going To Offer the low Round Trip rate of from Memphis to San Francisco 4550 CALIFORNIAFor G A RI i LEE P Lte Rock Ark bo secured fit Lake City where a day will be is ono of tae most remarkable laces in the world Here the Mormons erected a tabernacle wit a seating capacity of 9000 per sons also the grand Temple costing 4000000 Fourteen miles away Is the Great Salt Lake the Dead Sea of America This great and mysterious Inland sea has an area of 2500 square miles and is 4000 feet above the level of the sea Thousands go there annually to bathe in its waters The day spent at this place will be one long remembered and never regretted The travel from Salt Lake City is through the States of Nevada and sunny California San Francisco being reached In the morning of August 16th of San Francisco uowordssufficient in description nor will our space allow of more than a mere mention of a few of the delights of this wonderful and cosmopolitan city It has hotels of every description and restaurants of worldwide fame French Italran American and Orien talwith prices as various us their characteristics The Cliff House Is worth a visit not only for the view of beal Rocks and occasional visits of vagrant whales but for the excellent lieacu as well though for bathing the luxurious Sutro Baths are perhaps more attractive Among numerous other attractions may be noted Chinatown the Army Post at the Presldo the United States Mint the Hopkins Museum of Art while nearby are numerous and delightful resorts including the seaside city of Santa Cruz tho fruit orchards of San Jose the garden city of the West Mt Ham- Ilton whore is located the wonderful Lick Observatory and Mt Tamalpais from which may be seen spread at ones very feet the panorama of the Golden Gate There will undoubtedly be a great many people outside of the A R who will bo glad to avail themselves of this through tourist car service and the very cheap railroad and sleep Ing car rates announced For any 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Italway for Beattyvlllu J R BARR Gen Mgr 1HS SCOTT G P A T R MORGAN S P A lrii JHI1J1tWTHE WELLKNOWN PHYSICIAN Cures Where Others Fail FOR PROOF READ HIS nOOK r alma ills epic Mental rhyslrnl endwhorodeslrousotletng ooklet sent to thrlr ten centseealei to n nol Imptomsoftbecom warn Apdlentlouaposltuvecuretbooulyrem of the la of sun cess Address m n r pKIjTovs Vlneluud J Pellowshacases of a private nature which were looked upon as incurable that he now considered far and near as the most reliable and trust spcciattyEditorArerrcos Dr Fellows has for d number of years held an enviable reputation In the medical line and has made a specialty of a number of diseases thereby becoming familiar with them and enabling him to treat them suc cessfully He Is wellknown as a nounced advocate In all lines of free professlon THE BEST r lllfO LINEG ChicsQolnJienolwlir ONLY LINE TO FAMOUSHEALTH LIcK lr15a 11 VPnutoaaan 1 LXJE GRASS BLADE DR r BELL I REVIEWS DANIEL K TENNY Editor Blue Grass undo When such a man as Colonel Ton ney can glvo It Is his opinion that under certain conditions a dead man can communicate with the living one need be much surprised at wha a circle of hysterical women may and hear He further says as to the soul mil lions cf good people are willing to ac cept the testimony of the New Test t anent That is true because the do not know what the New Testament teaches on the subject Dr James McKnight a Hobrev scholar says tint in Hebrew theo Is no word that means soul as the word Is understood by tho Christians Does tho New Testament teach the immortality of the soul as that word Is now understood- I have had scholars to tell mo tin It does not- Spurgeon says in his printed set mons that the Immortality of the soul Is not a Christian doctrine but that It Is a cult of heathenism When Paul preached on Mars lit on the resurrection of tho dead tin Greeks laughed at him They hall been schooled in tho doctrines of Plo to Had Paul preached on the Immoi tallty of the soul they would have hailed him as a disciple of one o their philosophers Tho Christian doctrine is the re urrection of the body Christian mil isters preach It at every funeral ser mono They say here we deposit body of our brother dust to dunItI ashes to ashes hero to Ho until tI resurrection morn to rlso again eternal youth to live with God and Christ A A BELL Madison Ga Comment Tho doctrine of the mortality of tho soul is not plainly If at all taught in the Old Elijah Is taken bodily to heaven Solomon teaches plainly that a man has no consciousness after death that ho dies just like a beast and the man and beast all go to place so that a man hath no preeminence over a beast The New Testament teaches the Immortality of the soul Just as the rsrppVR and other Platonlsts had done t long before the birth ot Tcstis but In adltlon to that Paul taught The resurrection of the body and It was of this feature of the gospel that Paul spoke when he said It was t the Greeks foolishness- I havo just thrown Into my waste barrel a communication from some woman who is cock sure of the Im mortlaity of the soul from a communication that she as a spiritual medium has just received from Abraham Lin coin and the tommyrot that she attributes to old Abe is real nauseat ingBut nobody who reads Daniel K Tenney competently has any doubt that he is a master intellect and his defence of anyth ng so thoroughly unscientific as spiritualism becomes a matter of moment to any thinking such a man as Bro Ten ney must appreciate that spiritualism- Is entitled to no dignified considera tion from the pretences of the med lumistic fakirs that get money at their seances and ghost shows Bro Tenney is apparently a man sufficient brain power to appreciate- the ridiculous absurdity of the claims of the spiritualistic literature that floods tho country and If he has any thing now to offer In behalf of spin itualism ho ought to show It to us We dont want to fool away any more time on talkeetakee we have had that ad nauseaum and If Bro Tenney has anything new to show us on the subject he ought to trot It outnot before some little handful of profes atonal spiritualists whether editors or mediums in some little dark hole with coal oil lanmps turned down but before a competent tribunal of his Infidel brethren with sunlight or oleo trlclty turned on It Spiritualists have been lend to me In times when most needed friends and appreciate that kindness but if as an organization wo are to bo scientists and philosophers we cannot sanction spiritualism Spiritualists are people who have advanced sufficiently to pot out of Christianity but have gotten out of tho frying pan Into tho fire If I am to believe In any brand of ghost I would just as soon back tho ghost that was the daddy of Jesus Christ that at least has the dignity t of age and a big and respectable clientele as any of these little ghosts that tho spiritualists are showing nil over the country that pop up through the floor and sink down again saying Goodbye In tho tone of cheap phod i nogrnphB or second class vontrllo qulsm would just as soon be a Captain the Salvation Army with a red waistcoat on and a lot of good looking young women in poke bonnets and tambourines in tho day time around me as to bo tho editor of the finest spiritualistic paper In tho Vorld If I got the same money by it But it a fact that reflects upon our rcoplo that the Spiritualists will put up the- o money to run their ghost works as we Infidels and Atheists will not e for the finest philosophy and morn and common sense that ever printedI not want to get into any Ills wsslon on this gut lon with Bra Tennoy because there would bo n IShell of a wool pulling If we should dc so and he would have tho advantage- of me because he is bald headed and am not by some odds flirt ho must do the crustacean and back out of that as gracefully ho can or I shall be onto him with both feet If I catch him talking 10I dead men any more If he wants to talk with dead men Ithe is wasting his tlmo to be fooling with these fresh corpses around this country Ho has been in the Oriel and ought to have talked with some of those old mummied Pharaohs that we saw In Cairo and have learne- all about tho building of the pyre a mills and have told us what they said I dont agree with Mark Twain his preference for fresh corpses SAYS THE BLADE HAS RECEDED FROM HIM sZancsllle Ohio July IS 1903 Mr Hughes and Mr Moore and whoever It may concern 1Tho Blade has receded from me cannot follow It further IeIt has gone beyond Thomas Paine Inand Robert Ingersoll Franklin and of your correspondents has given a sound reason for his or her being an Atheist- If such reasons satisfy you or any ono else that Atheism Is the ultlmat um of reason why then go ahead Itoor myself I am content to occu litP the same platform with William Shakespeare Ben Franklin Robert Ingersoll Co ltPlease discontinue the Blade My 1tab says July 03 Yours truly LOUIS MUENCH AnswerThe men you mention were good men and true for their day butJLdo sun do move and you have t A seep Pwith the bano wajgSn You just stay1vYlere you are for a few years and the Campbellltes will give you a job as a preacher If you had been a manly old man and believed In the existence of n God as you certainly could done and have remained in full lowship In Infidelity you would have written to the Blade defending views and would not have waited til the whole discussion was over then have tried that old threadbare stop mypaper argument The man who makes up his mind that he knows it all and refuses to read anything against his convictions Is in a bad fix There aro many boys now who know more about theology than Shakespeare Paine and Franklin all combinedIf were alive now and about forty years old he would proba lily be an open Atheist Ho was not far from one Get busy and got a move on your processionfa job of preaching Be something TO THE BLADE CLUB St Louis Mo July 22 17903 Editor Blue Grass Blade I write to Inform the members ofI the Blade Club that my address now S Jefferson Ave St Louis Mo No doubt many will be here next year as I see that the Free thought societies of the city are ready making preparations for tho big Congress Yours sincerely MRS R ROPER A CARD Norwalk Conn July 19 303 Brother Moore kindly thank the patrons of the Blade for their orders for hooks as advertised in the Blade If I have overlooked any orders they willr please notify me I have a few more hooks Please enter my name for one extra copy of Dog Fennel for a friendt Yours respectrull- A B BENNETTs THE TIME OF AWAKENING Our Katy publications are decidedly Interesting and tend to show how shrewd business man may money The possibilities are greatS along the line of the M K T Ry and we shall be glad to mall you sew sral attractive pamphlets bearing on rrdinerKATY Ia 602 Wain wright Bld St Louis Mo ip Short Letters Marysvlllo Mont Enelosoil pleas tin nicney order for 350 for which credit the following on subsscrlptloi to Blue Grass Blade Whm publish mall me a copy of Fennel If is as good as Behind the 3arsit worth doublo tho money Who can read Behind tho Bars without lovii g Charles Moore May he live to an honored old patriarch In the cart c of doing good to fellow man and en joy every hour of his long life is m worthy wlshJ V COLE Tarcntum Pa Enclosed please ctfiUlI postal order for ono copy of your ISnew book Dog Fennel in the Orient which I want as soon as it is read have read tho Rational View by yoi and regard It as a gem of literature also want to get your other book hind the Bars You should have more Rational Views printed for sale These books should have an Immense litsaleJ A ELSENRATH AnswerIt would bo gratifying rlme and a great assistance to Mr Hughes if those of our friends who have not read Behind the Bars would Insend for itprice a copy I have demands for the Raton View It has all been sold our but If I can get enough orders for it would print another edition of it Lyons ColoI sent in my name for Dog Fennel in the early stage of the gamo I now send for it hop ing to receive a copy soon after It li hatched I think it will tell a tale about the Orient etc that will be Interesting to all who want to hear about a country where Joshua anr others did such wonderful things F M LAYCOCK- Amarillo TexasI herewith en close you a post office money order for two dollars for which pleasae to send Dog Fennel in the Orient to lb Infidels or Freethinkers named bolo and very much jbbllge think will send you other soon Wishing yoi much success inWour woork for Na tlonal Liberty foythe massesJ W JOHNSON J Berlin Center hlol sent yoi May 2Gth five Allars for ten Bin Grass Blade subs lptloncards w err ved np0 toutL all of them at f ii Yep w11t now enclosed flwrmoney orddr for 350 for which ease forward to mj address lire moifi subscription cart for the Blade d the extra dollai Is to pay for my ne of Dog Fen enel that I subscribed for May 26th suppose your many readers to the Blade were all ejolng the same as 11am buying subscription cards and n sending you in many new sbscrlbers Idbut by the scolding you have given many of them in the last Blade I see they are not Now you old heathen I am trying to do all I can for the Blade so that no part of your scold Ing may hit me However if thought you meant to scold all your readers the same well I think I would make a trip down there to your place just to have a big wrestle with you and by the time wo got through either you or I would never be able to take a trip to the holy land Now I dont want you to think am trying to boss your paper Ion y wish to say If I was editor of the Blade I would not send the paper onetime after their subscription had ex Aired If a subscriber wants his paper continued he Is apt to renew but if the paper Is forced on him after his time has expired he Is very apt to get angry even though ho may wants the paper I believe It would add much new life and many new friends to the Blade If the readers knew that the paper was not to be continued and forced upon them Please give us more of Soso cartoons they are all right Wishing you 10000 new sub scribers for the Blade in tho next days am the Blades frlendC M DUSTMAN Cincinnati Ohio Please stop the Blade as my Ideas on questions con cerning nature aro entirely changed So from now on I cannot keep It at my home EDWARD WIEBKING AnswerI dont seo why you ore going to slop the Blade because you have changed your Ideas abort no ure I have never said anything against nature but have been on Its side all the time Tire old dame Is a the rough on us some times but I have always been for her tho same an Francisco CalWlth the Pros terians the Pope is no longer the man of sin Prominent Episcopal AnIt editorial about It and try to wake t these sleepy Infidels Time has i passed for wordsglvo us hot shot I put my 25 Blades where I thlnl they will do most good I Introduced Mrs Closz to Cardinal Gibbons will soon bo along with a dynanilt artllco for tho Blade Tho Blade Infidel Sermon by n young woman was very fine Sire is great keep In contrlbtl1toras they arethat man KIdder is a terror Your article on Roosevelt Is all right but the headlines shoul have boon In bigger typo and In red Ink I will see that tho Blado does work all right Keep the Blado hot and nnd I will remember you In my prayers JOHNSON Comment Remember tho Blado In your willwant money praying y n g Bullockvllle GaEnclosed for the Blado It Is the best Freethough paper ever read My time was out May 22nd 1903 but I have not miss ed a copy and for this I thank you am years old and cant see to read much You had better not risk anymore as you have done me Several borrow my Blade and like to read it but they wont pay for ItJ W LEI Slgnourney IowaEnclosed flm check for two dollars for two copies of the coming book Dog Fennel In the Orient One of these Is to be sent to me here and tine other Is to be sent to Mr B C Goeldner of Harper Iowa I subscribed for the boo sonic time ago for myself and I thlnl by consulting your list you will find my name there But I think M Goeldners name Is not yet on the list for that book so please put- down and marls both paid We are eargerly awatlng Its completion E D NAUMAN Duncan Ind TerDear Sir and Friend I will want two copies of Dog Fennel will send money when notified Am trying to get up a club for the BladeJOHN W JAMES Mulhall Olt1aAs somo suggestions have been offered for the im provement of the Blade which have run tho editorial gauntlet though perhaps moro might be tolerated Is Issue the Blade the latter part of the week so that we can have It for Sunday reading 2ndLet the editor amputate his whiskers and give u another portrait Instead of tho veiled prophet that mlsadonis the hen of tho Blade We all have a Idea of how he looked before taking his trip and that beer but we want to know how ho looks after taking explain the origin of such a doggone outlanding beastly abominable title to the satisfaction of some of us 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over tine ono now In vogue Am to try to get up a Blade club goingI MISS L M GIBSON BABEL AND BIBLE Tire researches of tho Assyrlolo gists are attracting attention all over the world I regret the Blade cannot find room to publish somo of the lectures that are coming from the press on this subject Tine Searchlight published at Waco Texas monthly at per an num has published and In publish ing the principal lectures on the Ba bylonian researches lately Issued The April May June and July num her contain somo very able lectures and essays on Babylonian and Egyp than lore that are exceedingly Inter esctlng I think If tho wideawake readers of the Blade would send and get a few extra copies of tho Searchlight ten cents per number they will bo highly pleased with tho outlay- have sent a few copies of the Searchlight to somo of tho readers of tho Blade I would bo pleased to have them express their opinion of its nerds A A BELL Madison Ga THE WORLDS FAIR 1904 Is of especial interest to everyone To 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