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T f1 Co 4 11 c GItAIP S BLADEop EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INT R jYIJG 03 GOOD MORALS i PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN AD VANCR VOL XIL NO 26 LEXINGTON KY SUNDRY MHMI GUST 16 E M 303 SlOO A YEA R TERMS OF THE BLADE issue for one year I In clubs of five or more cents each a year Terms1011 per year In advance foreign subscription 160 I Five copies one year 250 Make all Money Orders Drafts and R Express Orders payable to the H Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad iSvisa this office giving your old as P well as the new address When you send your subscription say F whether you are a new or old sub- scriberR The address owr explratftmotChanBefiasfits receipt n r6ubscr jubllcatlon are not dlscwexplraUon unless t so ordered by the subscriber The jcourts invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all capers re ceived until the paper is paid for in ft full up to date and ordered discon of publication 161 East Thhd r street near Walnut j Entered at the Post Office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall Matter Address all comiumlcatlono to ILUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 61- 9I Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those Who k 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 a do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid f crime w1All you have to do Is to think of the of the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug If ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for f bread or the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing when you think of the jails of 4the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever eeparateGrtInr Is this government founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfleld COLLEGE of MEDICINE I SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully quipped Abundance of Clinical Material- EEC MODERATE Fall term opens In September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSLER MDSifcy v 946247 Ashland Avet CKioaao ONE CENT APIECE FOR BLADES IN PACKAGES OF FIVE OR MORE TO ONE ADDRESS Another Feature In thePlan to Get the 100000 Subscribers for the Blade In the nearly twenty years that I have edited this paper no one has seen any of my prophecies about it tall except that In some instances my prophecies have been more than fulfilledI say that If can get a circu lation of 10000 for the Blade during the year 1903 will get for It if I live and have my health 25000 circu lation for It In 1904 and 100000 circu lation for the Blade In 1905 As soon as get 25000 circulation I am going to reduce the price to 50 cents a single copy and 25 cents In clubs of five or more The thing I will have molt trouble to do Is to get the 10000 that Is in round numbers only 5000 ncre than the Blade now has The postal card plan Is good and is doing fairly good work now but there is a plan that will beat that which is one In which almost everybody can take a part This plan is for friends of the Blade to take as many Blades as they can not less than five at one cent each to be sent In a package to one ad dress the party receiving them to sell then or have some one to sell them at any rate not to exceed five cents each An Immense advantage In this is that each paper does not have to be separately wrapped and addressed Parties who are willing to go into this arrangement can send their money In advance for any number of weeks from one up giving the number they want sent each week and chang ing the number as often as desired so that it shall not be less than five These accounts would have to ba kept ina book for flhat purpose but tifchenk prr Ribera tstweak would be far less trouble and expense than wrapping and addressing There are thousands of people who would be made Blade readers because they would begin by buying a Blade at some price irom one cent to five In most cases two or three cents each who could not be Induced to pay even fifty cents for a year for It There are also thousands of people who would not be afraid for business con siderations and policy to buy a copy of the Blade from some one selling It on the street or at a news stand who would not be willing to have It said that he or she was a subscriber to the Blade Many a man or woman would be glad of an opportunity to read the paper if it could be done without its being known as must be the case when It goes regularly In the mall to ones house That there are thousands of people who want to read the Blade without subscribing for it is evident from the fact that a very large proportion of the letters that come to us tell us that the party writing has his or her Blade regularly read by various other peopleso many that perhaps there is an average of three persons who read the Blade outside of the family of the party that pays the subscrip course a great many of these per sons who rejirt the Blades of their neighbors do so because they are not willing to pay anything for It but estimate that from onethird to one half of these persons who borrow the Blade would pay for it and read it if they could get It by paying from one to three cents for each copy In the be who would thus sell the blade would be allowed all over 50 cents each that they could get when ever he or she would get a subscriber It seems to me that In almost any town of one hundred inhabitants someone might start on five papers a week and soon get so that with hardly any trouble a profit could be made each week not largo probably but worth working for even In very small places and that In larger places a number of persons might thus bo employed and make good wages- also believe that if some bright energetic enterprising persons will undertake this and make it a special ty they can make a real good and pleasant and congenial business of It and believe that women especially could be sucessful at this To all such persons would also give commissions on the sale of my ou were to see Inside the Blade office when it is sending off its mall now you would think It a pretty busy the Blades friends overywaere go to work on this plan and Increase its circulation only 2500 and the club plan get 2500 more this year of 1903 and that will make the 5000 that added to our present 5000 will make the circulation of 10000 and when you get me the 10000 I will get the 25000 with half the trouble and In half the time that I will have been In get ting the 10000 and when get 25000 and reduce tho rate to 50 cents for single issues 25 cents in clubs of five and onehalf cent each in packages of five and over I can get tho 100000 anytrouble gettorated that it costs practically noth ing paper is bought at much lower rates and the individual cost of each paper is immensely smaller and even getforget and books that wo would sell and gettoI do hope that from all over Amer lea we will get orders for Blades in packages at cne cent each until they will easily make up tho 10000 and when I get the 10000 circulation I be hove you all will see tho Blade go right oh to a circulation of 100000 just as I tell you Certainly the Blades friends will not have to stop to consider whether or not they can venture on Bonding five cents for five papers to try this experiment INCERSOLLMEMORAL As this Issue goes to press arrange ments have not yet been completed for the Ingersoll Memorial at Indian apolis consequently cannot direct you to the hall where the meeting will be held This will be published in the Indian apolis papers and by purchasing which you will know right wKere to come upon arrival In the city Secre tary Sachs has been away on a vaca tion but returns Wednesday and will go to Indianapolis at one to complete arrangements Let every one come- J WILSON Pres DR WILSON As the American Infidel Envoy Extra ordinary to the Worlds Infidel Congress In Rome In 1904 In the Blade of August JMand what say here Is innsYatmown In Ftaim 9TrWllOia In Roma enAmerlcaI- n the Worlds Infidel COng ees In that city He is not able to defray his own expenses and we not only owe that much to him but we owe It to our selves and to the grandest of all causes for which we stand Dr Wilson is now next to Mrs Henry the most prominent and most Influential Infidel propagandist in the world and Mrs Henry only outranks him because she has been In the work longer and Is a woman- am going to start right now a subscription for Dr Wilsons benefit for this purpose of going to Rome with the following conditions I scribe 500 This subscription list is to be kept standing in the Blade in fine print so as not to occupy too much room It is to be paid whenever Dr Wilson announces through the Blade that he has made his arrange ments to start to Rome on a specified the event the money thus sub scribed exceeds 500 the excess shall be returned pro rata to the persons subscribing If they so demand and if they do not so demand within one month after publication of this ex cess this excess shall go to Mr Jas E Hughes publisher to constitute a fund by which poor persons may get the Blade for 25 cents a year Mr Hughes to get from this fund 25 cents for each Blade thus furnished at the 25cent rate Hon Moses Kaufman of Lexington Ky shall be tho treasurer of this fund and Secretary Morris Sachs of Cincinnati its auditor This subscrip tion to the tund Is on the condition that Dr Wilson shall write In a bound book form an account of the Rome Congress tho book not to cost over 150 and in case he does not do that then only 250 is td be paid is further stipulated that In the event of the publication of the said book Mr Hughes is to have the Job of publishing tho book if he can show to the satisfaction of Mesdames Henry and Closz and Messrs Kaufman and Sachs that he Mr Hughes can do said publication on terms as good as can be gotten anywhere else Persons willing to subscribe on this plan that will be known as the Blade plan will please so report to the Blade and all reported to tho Blade will be presumed to bo on this plan unless tho subscriber says ho or she subscribes unconditionally In which case the subscription will in the Blade list be marked uncon This subscription list will stand in the Blade under the head Tho Wilson Rome Congress Fund THE WORLDS FAIR 1904 We still have quite a number of those attractive BlrdsEye Views of the St Louis Worlds Fair which will bo mailed to any address on receipt of 10 cents In sliver or stamps to prepay postage Address GEORGE MORTON G P T A M K T Ry Box 911 St Louis Mo Dog Fennel in the Orient is now be- Ing mailed to those who havo paid up so send In your order at once and get one of the first edition l it Laa Knox nderson It wUlMaln thousands of Liberals when thWrcad tho news of tho death of LaufaKnox Anderson one of the most Jqyque and brilliant of women one offtiH most vntiring workers in the Fr U1hrnks agotosuperIorworthy lj companionship of such a noble b y woman she was known as LaunApox the founder and editor of ideal After h marriage she gave up her editorial rle removing with her husband to Cakvllle but continuing tc contribute rtlCleS to Liberal journals and novecjjagglng in interest for the great cau I to which she had devot ed so laa part of her young life parentsbeingies subjeexd to the hardships of bor der IIfoC r reinovea from schools books and all civilizing influences Not until eageor fifteen did she have oppo unity to go to church or know anyt Ing of religion or hocks At this tlm the settlement had grown HolyBandwilds and swept everything before them with their religious fire and en thusiasm Miss Knox joining with the rest But In time she learned that two of the ministers had abandoned their families and that their charac begantoIst preach few sormons and she at onto stepped up to that higher conception of thought and Deity Gradually her advantages widened Itliswith rare perception a keen sense cf justice unbounded love for humani ty and a Disposition and courage to resist oppression tyranny awaytromout to fighi alone the battles of manity in tie open field of Rationalis tic thought She was ionounced by every oneeven her preniS told her that oy would rathiir eel er n her r3ef nd ilLnn ihnnhTs b 1she left he prairie iiointo enter a college preparatory for fitting herself for the great work she had mapped out in her lung glowing mind Remembe this was only a young girl atandi g all alone brave and strong condemnation of fam ily friends and the whole rural com this is courage this is hero- Ism this is what I call a true great ness which irresistibly impelled her onward into paths where strong men and old heads had not the courage to ventureIn course of time she became proprietor and editor of the Free thought Ideal and her labors as ed itor of that bright little gem of eralism soon made her known to all tho Freethought world winning its respect and praise Through its columns how many darkened minds she opened to the tlspolledhoWspired how many suffering hearts she soothed and calmed how much of glowing hope she aroused how much of good she did can never be estlI the last few years the household and wifely duties of Mrs An dorson have prevented her from tak ing any active part in Freethought work but no dcubt she would have again entered the field later on Sho was the mother of a bright handsome boy of two years of age and a baby girl born three weeks aqo for whoso jwjr life this great grand good mother gave her own Tile Infant lives and nay she continue to live to know cf the great scorlHce made for her ant icarn to appreciate It and develop the great finalities of heart and mind possessed by her uoole J Bowles delivered the fun eral oration at her Oakville home to a large assembly of friends and to many other who came from that curlccity natural to such who had never been touched with the fervor and fire of Intelletual liberty It had always been her deslro that her body be cremated and her wishes were carried out in every particular The Liberals of Cincinnati were not apprised of tho obsequies to be held at the crematory here In time to give a general notification but notwith standing a goodly number were pres entThe friends assembled in the beau tiful crematory hall tho writer con ducting the ceremonies first reading an autoblosrapy of her life written published1nyears ago Dr Bowl next delivered a touching and eloquent address and was follow ed by Attorney Seneca Behymer of this city who gave a masterly address greatlyit Then we all gathered around the beautiful mother most of us beholding her for the first time- I was touched to tears from a sym perhagsmuch like my own Reared humbly bybigotry or person who dared to speak his hon est thought condemned upon all sides still fighting on finally taking up the emancipationover again and realized her struggles and her discouragements and the Im pulse and zeal which impelled and compelled her to seize her pen and press her burning thoughts It all came back to me most forcibly and touched mo deeply and moved me to tears and I wished to be off by myself to give them free vent When all had viewed her rostful handsome features the coffin was lowered by an elevator shaft to a room below adjacent to the retort There she was lifted out of the coffin and placed on a wide board which rested upon a truck Then all present Mr Anderson with the rest of us went below to witness the last act corresponding to lowering a body into the rave She looked very lovely in her white satin dress perhaps her wed ding gown Then the attendants wrap layydressedsheets which had been soaked in a strong solution of alum water and the body was then rolled into tLc oven which Is about two and Half feet square and eight feet long the body still resting on tho broad beard Tho proceedings are exactly the doughIntoof the oven and the Inside of the retort being the same in appear ance as to that of an ordinary stovethere being no more indication or suggestion or fire or flame or heat than would be seen in looking late the unheated oven of a cooking stave The big iron doors were closed gent ly and the form of Laura Knox An derson passed forever from the Eight of man to be kissed and devoured by the heat of tho all lifegiv4 sun It requires about two and a half hours to complete the incineration the form remaining tho same all tho time There is no burning no cooking noth ing to shock the senslbiltlea board on which the body lies is not even scorched The body is simply evaporated tho solids remalnlnycrum ble to about four pounds of dust to which every human eventually comes no matter how disposed of The ashes of Mrs Anderson was taken to her home and in accordance with her request will be scattered upon the ers In Itr garden the flowers ho ten ed and which she to itli I i u lijmazwrtjrrut disposal ran damp cold earth of worm and decomposition and astir decry The crematory is situated In a wild picturesque puce overlooking river valley and hill and tho busy haunts of men Out cf its great flue passed nearly all that was mortal of this noble woman to meet with tho summer breezes and go mingling with the elements entering into fruit and flow er and grass and eventually pulsnf through human veins again warmln stirring and inspiring somo youthful brain to high resolve and grea no ordinary life no ordi nary death and no ordinary burial It was development all along the line Frcm her Kansas border home for removed from educational advantages and contact with the world by her own inherent will and natural super iority she worked her way into the ranks of intellectual mankind and be came a commanding figure in the most glorious cause that over grad ness and justice inspired in the hearts of is what call greatness She overcame and mastered circum stances and reverses and discouragements that the lato Pontiff never fer one moment of his life dreamed of or experienced He was cf a wealthy and noble family reared in the midst of an the advantages of highest art education and civilization She was reared on a boundless prairie where humanity and civilization were al most totally a blank When she had perfected her education and gained an intellectual standing in the world she turned all her magnificent pow ers toward helping lowly humani ty up to her level enlightening the world of mankind and leading them along freedoms shining paths With Leo he directed his great pow ers in exactly the opposite direction Tho the world has not and will not note it yet Laura Knox Andersen was as much greater than Pope Leo ss a snowclad mountain height Is higher than the marshes at its base He never progressed hi anything beyond his youthful instructions while with her it was progression evolution on even to the manner ot the alsposal of her remains on even after tho end She was but thirtythree years cf aeIWhat a glorious world of encouragement this story o her life should be to Liberals It was never my good fortune to know nor living but I consider it one cf tine happiest events of my life in having this opportunity of speaking they feeble words of praise in memory o one so good so humane so sympa thetic so brilliant so exalted In all that is magnanimous and just- J B WILSON M D A KIND INVITATION Indianapolis Ind Aug 1903 Editor Blue Grass Blade- I see in your issue of the Blade tha the Ingersoll Memorial is to be held here August ICth I wish to exten an Invitation to any visiting Liberal t call at my homo 1712 Cornell Ave MARGARET COPPOCK L NO BLADE WILL BE ISSUED NEXT SUNDAY AUGUST 23 ON ACCOUNT OF MR HUGHES TAKING A VACATION Sunday Thefirstwill so occupy the Blade office that it would be difficult to get out the Blade MrHughesoring on the book and tho paper too necessaryforhis1mealth a little outing somewhere chancotoBlue Grass Blade willmissIn behalf all Blade readers I theirboyFrom Baltimore Sun DO SCIENTISTS BELIEVE NONSENSE Messrs EditorsIn the Sun JulyJ S V undertakes to tell what real scientists believe He starts off BaconLearning backtolist himself In atheism A man in his theportent if conclusions Is not liable to acquire any hlm1Thoward religion but from it On the themembersare tending toward the higher criticlam The higher criticism is simply thegatesswung wide to receive them There somearfliJustfft fsek r r 1UJlQ ria17ta V iftrldTheroupcnnreligion isufficient to make a sect necessary for every individual There are a hodeists orSantical purposes theso deists are atheists forheiram can wish J4r Brann was killed Intltttlcnbutkilledion after he had been mortally wound theoitlmering to agnosticism A number of for theforcesatliclics are also known to have be come atheists I have read a score of bochs claiming to reconcile the Bible o scientific conceptions but I havo failed to see anytnlng beyond tho title page to confirm tho claim J S V should have Informed us just what things were made to conform to science A Lutheran preacher is quoted in todays Sun as speaking about the evangelizing of science This Is equal to falsifying truth Qetlogy has pretty well demolished the sixday world makfng What emi nent geologist has reconciled the dls crepancy In this matter Give us his saute place of birth rank etc He is a lulu What great astronomer has reconciled the making of myriads of planets for the delectation of tho in habitants of this puny world Gives name and pedigree He Is a prodigy What great chemist has Illumi noted the world by showing how gold could be dissolved into water and trunk by the recreant Jewish maidens and matrons Let us lave his illus uponTlmestrue have lived and died in tho un faith of atheism or agnosticism They were faithful to truth they under Hcod it When a man does the best ic can honestly he can do no more A huge undertaking is ahead of tho scientist who Is to square the state ments of tholf Bible with modern science The job will not be accom pUshed in a moment and when ho or she gets through there will be evi flatlyfa hundred times Ecclesiastes is the only book that agrees with science and it does not accord with any other book in the Bible CLARKEtComment Tho above is very sig nificant Tho Baltimore Sun Is In its 133d volume It is printed in tho strongholdjustment in the Catholic world over the death cf one Pope and the election of Infidelitybutnost radical form cf Infidelity BladeoBladeDo r r BLADEHBUTE GRASS THE GREATNESS brJ arv t OF LEO GREAT AS A SCHOLAR POET THEOLOGIAN PHILOSOPHER STATESMAN AND DIP LOMAT The Whole World Mourned His Death All Mankind WeptCrownedIHeads and Not Above Mourning for Him and Doing Honor to His Memory What Is greatness It Is a hanI term to define Every Pope since Peter was a great man In his Ilny and at his death but except for their cruelties and freakish theology none are remembered Of the odd Popes even Intelligent Catholics cnn not name a dozen and were they not drilled constantly in the history of their church they could not namo half the number I have tested them Still all these defunct Popes were credited with greatness The test of greatness Is In the mor al and Intellectual Impress of ones life deeds and thoughts upon future by this rule all this tall oi Leo being a great man is slump of gush and ignorant recelVCClloven formed great miracles Leo stands no comparison with the greatness of Popes who today are wholly unknown and whose names occupy no higher place in the memos of mankind than so many letters and figures set in a row Change the letters of their name atrtheir reputations and fame would reo 4main the same They are dead one Still they were the masters of men and the promoters of great and stirring eventsfar more troublous than any of Leos career They are gotten and such Is greatness Plutarch Is not forgotten Virgil Is cnot forgotten Llvy is not forgotten many others contemporary wlth forgotten Popes are not forgottei Does any one imagine that Plus and Leo will live with Victor Immanuel and Garibaldi The facts are that the great men of any nation or party or churchti e7doers tho producers are very few not live ten years simply be cause ho was a follower ho produce absolutely nothing In deed ho retard ed both production and progression ho tried to hold the world back This is not greatness Many men have been styled great InJthe ng5ln which they existed an dI c thlwag e JmchW lmlly each os o the tl ed ontarrn4 iliS crtbe tu for to their Inherited titles t it And ml1nyof them were indeed great d In degreenen larger parts by far than Leo still posterity has hardl given them a thought What one word has Leo said what one thing has he done to claim elthe the gratitude or Intellectual respect of posterity I defy any one to point to one slnglo original thought whic c merits fame and remembrance- Greatness rests upon originality No man can make himself great by study He must first be great by Nature Study may only Improve upon Nature Greatness Is neither a teachable nor- a galnable thing Edison Is a grea man Nature made him great is not educated as Leo was But Edl sons are rare and Leos can be found in ten thousand colleges Herein Is the distinction between greatness am passing fame One isan inventor thc other a scholar one has studied out something for himself and producer something the other has studied the thoughts of others and produced noth ingAbraham Lincoln a man laurelled bj posterity said that the greatest observation he had made as President was the little difference between men lacaulfy has well expressed tin same Idea He says Those who have read history with discrimination know the fallacy of those panegyrics and vectives which represent Individuals as effecting great moral and Intellect ual revolutions subverting established systems and imprinting a new character upon their age The difference between one man and another Is by no means as great as superstitious crowd suppose That Leo was a scholar admit That ho knew men and human nature I partially grant That he studied the thoughts of others I concede but that he was original that he was ex ceptional that he produced anything I deny The colleges of Europe are full of men far more learned judging by their productions still even they are not and never veil be classed as great If Leo set tho intellectual standard 4ofgreatness the world is literally swarming with great men Posterity not contemporary opin ion decides the standing of greatness among men- Persons in great stations especially those Occupying seats of power sel dom have their true character drawn until long after death adultation given them must lie out tho blind reverence must be forgotten their friendships and enmities their fawners and detractors must pass away and tho parties they were engaged in be at an end before their faults their virtues their intellectual eminence can be justly and truly estimated When writers havo the opportunity of knowing and telling tho truth as they now have about Leo they wont tell it In future years when they have but little opportunity of knowing the truth they are more inclined to tell It for tho simple reason that they are not prejudiced and swayed by present inlluenco and opinion nor are they so likely to be persecuted for honest criticism of a person long dead Shakespeare was not classed ash lUllr great among men until ho has beon dead nearly two hundred years nml tho Germans not tho English disc ercd it Ho was not a scholar like Leo In fact ho had only a country school education very limited aL that aul could hardly write his own name Na two made him great Bacon Gibbon and Dr Jolmson were also great by Nature The were scholars Their greatness b Nature Impelled them to apply and exorcise their scholarship nnd the produced something works which posterity has laurelled as great Leo was a scholar had an Immense leisure to apply his scholarship but he produced nothing Why Decause Nature did not make him productlv and for this reason he is already as good as forgotten Ills position as Pope cannot Insure him a reputation for greatness Two hundred others Popes have occupied the same position who are forgotti utterlyA may loompower and attain the position In which to exorcise It Still this does not make him grent Some of the greatest knaves and Ig noramuses who have ever lived havo ruled over kingdoms and creeds Stuart Mill has declared The 100 of power and the love of hbert are in eternal church If Pope antagonlsjI Is antagonism to Intellectual and econ1 nmlc liberty And I say that in my opinion 108I terlty has never laurelled any man its great who in his official capacity opposed intellectual liberty For this reason there has neer lived one great Pope not one Most nf those who are not utterly forgotten are remembered only for their licentiousness their persecution and brutality Leo is said to have been a great staesrnan and upon this one quail cation more tnnn upon any othe his greatness Is said to rest A truly great statesman should be tho model of nations What nation in the world would think for one mo mont of adopting toe model of ernment maintained by eo Why even Catholics themselvei Catholic Italy in r articular willray none of either Leos statesmanshl orgovernmentHa the struggle of roam kind for centuries to throw off the burden and oppression of such government and statesmanship as Leo repn tellIf be such a great statesman the teacher and arbiter of govern ment the model of nations then awa ivlth Democracy let us have Roman- Ism in this country How would you like it you contemi tlble weakkneed American afraid to mien your mouth By all means let us set up a thron ind have a triplecrowned Italia God Almighty over usabsolute rule of earth heaven and tifll Instead of electing our President let da have Princes orpine chiircl to do it for us and letevVry state be b lhsf gellc Princes U ofthocjyrch lis teos kind IIt vhtC1r you lickspitting toek lng A editors have dignified w grey can truthfully be sal of Leo he served his church w But this Is not greatness No man can arrive to true great less who has not felt in a large de ree and acted upon this feeling tha ass life belongs to ALL humanity tot narrowed down to the ambition jf elevating his own sect by antag inlzlng all others When this is said oi Leo then all Is mid He spent his life in making Catho lies not In making men If there wai my greatness about him at all he was a great Catholic not a great despotism Is just then Leo maybe reckoned as great It was just such a government as that represented by Leo which Wen lell Phillips had in mind when he wild Government began in tyranny and Torce began la feudalism of the sol lieu and the bigotry of the priest md the ideas of justice and humanity mare been fighting their way like a thunder storm against the organized selfishness of human nature And also Daniel Webster when he mid But say to you had to our whole jountry and to all the crowned heads mil aristocratic powers and feudal systems that exist that it is to self jovernment the great principle of popular representation and admlnl tmtlonthe system that lets in all to participate In the counsels that are to lEBlgn the good or evil to allthat may owe wnat we aro and what vo hope to be Which statesmanship do you regards great that of Webster or that of I eo Would you have the senate cham her of the United States walled up and the power turned over to a few elfish greedy desperate designing men to ruin the welfare of those whore superior to them In strength and merest What can any American be think InA about when he views with any pprobatlon the despotic system of tutecraft maintained by Leo and nl wars maintained by the athollc church and which It tirelessly and ncensingly endeavors to engraft on nations Theres a danger here that no American should be blind to Even poor creedbound Cowper had the perception to see that When nations are to perish in their sins Tis in tho church the leprosy be gins The great trouble with mankind dint it is too apt to be strongly pro diced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity enforced by tthorlty and recommended by cus Americans men of superior lJartswlll throw off their hats and roll for an ass In office They will humble themselves and obey tho creature of their own making Shakespeare has thus described this trait of human weakness rhou hast seen a farmers dog bark J l at a beggar And tho creature run fro the cur Thore thou mlghtst behol tho great image of Authority a dogs obeyd In olHci The Christian more thai any othor creature In the world tho reason that ho has renounced his reallon1 surrendered all right d matizo for himself will blindly subiilt to au thority and obey even a dig in office High office is like a great preclplc e only two kinds of animals reach the summitreptiles ea and thei eagles are rare Incumbe s of cfllco But every King even Preside every Pope is treated fa though he greatltheness to the bolderJEven ssolute and mediocre is coming tobe regarded as a great statesman diplomat Fools Inherit kingdoms and empire and a silly public atrribUo greatness to them Those Interest d the holders fawners edltors and the like larvae spring the cry of greatness exaggerate eve word anl1 look misleading Uu cr dulous anll bewildering tho Ijj PPfcunUl the Imagine they are lookif upon God Almighty when they upon a King or a Pope And some t ople In this country Imagine they art looking np on a God when they beh d a mllllo alre stool gambler or President Ah How silly weak man naturo is How monstrous the Kings and potentates of earth r taking ad vantage of and Imposlt upon this weakness In heartless brutality I admit they are supremely great Pope Leo was a man of fortune Of a noble wealthy famllr had ure to study and travel he stepped Into church Whl offers the best prospects honor Ho advanced step doul by application and was hltlllnbfinally made Popea If you feel like calling of an ancient Now suppose you him all that he owed to noble birth wealth opportunity all that he gal id by the wisdom of by the folly of his hlstfrlends the mysticism of his don the gewgaws of throne and alta and gaudy robes and above all tale from him the cheat of stored venen tlon and let him stand forth simply a man which is all he was whose ly title to greatness rests upon Intellectual achievements strip him of a save that with which posterlt which carries favor neither wth King nor Pope will credit him and what have you It Is not for me ga what will be posteritys estimate jut I can point to What posterity has lone And how often do you observ that your Broddinag as Judged by pos an cant Llllpi tlantPosterity will considers Leo just a It did Aesop Socrates Marcus Aure Ins Bacon and Burns hy flea old light of Intellectual productive idss He will betyholly strijMedUpf fxas tae 11e ignorant ssumpti i ori mitt splenrlor gold and glitter and regardI- cd just as So much commonclay A patch for a wall to keep the win away i How then will he staniJ We not exactly say but we are entitled to the right of measuring him by this itandard just as much as his followers are entitled to measure him y his official position and by the posed sacredness of his personage What are his credentials of great ness1FirstHe was Pope But to be a Pope Is not to be great for the world has totally forgotten ninety per cent jf the Pope- sSecondWe are told that he was a teat philosopher Well show us his hllosophy What was his school What was his specialty What were Ills principles What original idea had he of the universe the will and the understanding What libraries contain his philosophical productions Who discusses his Ideas Answe these questionswho will Third Wo are told that he is a great scholar Well please chow us some of his holarshlp Of what did it consist of ilse to humanity What histories am ssays has he written Show us something equal to Carlyle or Emer gon Claiming to be Gods vlgerent Inspired by and favored of God something brilliant Is expected of him What proverb what aphorism has- he uttered that has passed into current literature Who quotes him ir anything Isnt it true that his schol ship consisted only In a knowledge of languages like that of thousands of students and professors that insisted In the assimilation of the thoughts of others A great scholar Is one who not only arns the thoughts of othero but duces thought of his own what Leo produc- eFourthHe was a great poet This is rather comical and hardly worth the time to discuss Being the ily man in the world connected dl rectly by a pipe line with Jehovah we should think that he ought to have- beem filled sufficiently divine affintus to have produced something a little better than any one else Who reads his peotry Who wants to read ft1 What stir has it made the world of letters have read his book of poemsmostly translations of the pious stamp Condense all of his ability In this IIno and for his very life ho couldnt have written as famous a piece Oh May I Join the Choir Invisible by George Eliot a woman and an fideI at that Ills poetry is simply void of music feeling Imagination and sense and nobody reads It and there never was- tiny demand tot It oven by big own We are told that ho was great and profound theologian What is a profound A IJrotound guesser and uqjthlng elso- Ono who believes but r demonstrates who Is certain about worlds- and being of which Le bps no evl Iit l- Y z dence who appeals to tho Bible that ho is right and that every ono else Is wrong who relies wholly on nsser tlon los sight of dcmonstrat truths in n tissue of unmeaning torms and a general farrago of nonsense Herber Newton a theologian him self defines religion as man grasps after God and theology as Imagining ho has found him Beecher anotlllr theologian cald Theology seems a man praying to nothing In darl Therefore there is about as much sense In the term Great Theologian as there Is Great Medicine Nan or Great Gob Bang or Great Gee clothes mystery and sup eriorlty with the supernaturaL and palms it off on a gullible world for profound wisdom Theologians ha1 caused nearly every war for the last 1800 years They caused Thirty Years war tho war of Crusades and the American civil war by nurtur- Ing slavery under tho wings of the DI ble until It became unendurable Theologians have uphold Inquls lions invented instruments of torture and built dungeons They have been murderers of tho flesh jailors of the brain and rtranglers of llbert They cheat Ignorance sell Indulgences worship Images charge for the use of old bones for healing pur poses pretend to sway the mind of God by prayer obtain money by falso pretenses In many ways change bread to flesh and cat their God and this Is theology There never was a great theologian who was not either a great criminal or 1 great fanatic or both People set these enemies of man kind up In a temple hold them In igious awe submit to their nuthorlt on the principle laid down by Shal speare thmata dogs obeyed In office freely mane over their money anll dedicate their very Ives to their wll and all because they are theologian A theologian especially a great one a profound one Is either a natural fool or a fool for revenue and Is onl exceeded In his role of clown by the fools ho plank down their gooll money to keep his antics on tho boards Sixth We are iuiJ that lie was a great statesman and diplomat Just how much of Leos statesmanship and dlplcmacy should be credited to confidential advisers and to the Si cred College the public know nothing about One thing we lcnov that is he was ruled by the deck Ions of his Cardinals just as other tentates ire influenced the Popo receiving the credit of their actions Let us look at some or his statesmanship and diplomacy and observe wherein lie has succeeded and wherein failed Maiming both temporal and spiritual power over the whole world has his fllplomacy maintained the union of the church and State In his own coun try Italy or oven In his own city Rome Wiry no The facts are tha is a statesman without a state without a city a statesman over noth- Ing except a private police force a or stone and a ba- cki3ALYl tt iitiiI c 1ittt ontempibWtittle as this the claim o severe gn of the universe and not ruling efen a ward In the eity of his own occupation Wherein has ho distinguished himself is a diplomat Did he keep two of his greatest strongholds Hungary and Brazil Iron adopting the civil marriage law and ree religious worship No Has he kept Freethought Socialism and other religions out of Spain Nc lave not all these advanced every here under his reign Yes Did the ban which he put upon reemasonary and other fraterna societies wipe them out or checl their growth No Did his diplomacy check Republican and Freethought progress In France No Did it check the development of the public school system In Italy France ilexlco and other strongly Catholic countries No Did It check the growth of Social Ism throughout the world notably Ir his own country and city and In Spain Belgium and Germany No Did he ever gain one single dlplo untie victory over Crlspl and Hum bert No Did he succeed in arraying tho er powers against the United States In Its war with Spain No Did his blessing the Catholic army of Spain win for them victories No Did he secure tho Independence ol eland No Did he lessen Illegitimacy and crease education in Italy No Did ho gain one single accession rom the present King Victor Immanuel and his Secretary of State Zan arde1ll1 No Did his appeal to tho world to resist the erection of a statue to Bruno revent its accomplishment and has all his scurrlllotis tirades against reethought in the least restricted or hindered Freethinkers from hold- Ing their worlds congress right under the shadow of the Vatican No Then what has been his statesmanship Where his diplomacy In what one single thing has he succeeded which was dear to his heart What are facts in the case Simply this He allowed tho great pportunltly of 25 years of consplc uous leadership to pass away without one attempt at enlightening tho Ho llIan Catholic world upon the principles of free speech and free government upon superstition and posture which for centuries have pols oned and degraded the minds and morals of man Had he been a great statesman a mode for men and nations a great mind and a great soul a truly god personage corresponding with all these great pretentlons ho would have been Irrlslstibly Impelled to seize upon truths of science promulgated during his long life and proclaim them to the world but ho was not equal to the occasion An Impartial review of his life shows him to have been weak In will wealt In Intent deficient in moral ligation but strong In pretense in iguo cunning and display Ho bled his own people for alltbey were worth and hindered their educa tlon and advancement whenever and U I rjr hiIJ wherever ho could This may be illustrated by taking Italy Itself boatI example Ills influence for good morality for education for ment for prosperity and happlncf should be felt right around him allll closest to his person diminishing as distance Intervenes lint what Is tho true state of affairs The very walls of the Yatlcan throw their shadows upon Ignorant vice hunger and degradation cities of Italy swarm with ThoI and lazarone Until tho State took education Into Its own hands sixty to seventy per cent of population could not read nnd write and many horn wero Illegitimate Now this per centage Is rapidly decreasing under secular con all this vice and ignorance and misery have existed there for a thousand years right under the eyes of the is degraded to lowest notch throughout Italy The common people live like hogs and dogs men work in the fields and aro hoi carriers and pack peddlers Children are badly fed pinched starved and wrinkled oven In their childhood It was the slglft of their wretched con dltlon which lead Mrs Browning to you seo children weeping Oh my brothers And all this existing right under the very shadows of the Vatican right beforo the eyes of Popo Leo and what did this great titan ever say or do to alleviate these conditions we pass on from tho Vatican we find this misery and wretchedness decreasing simply because distant lessens tho influence and domlmanc of Papacy Therefore In Braz and Mexico and other Catholic countries we see the State taking mine tlon out of tho hands of tho prIests establishing tree schools free cemi tries and civil marriages We seo Socialism advancing in Spain ana tho church put on the defensive We see Catholic schools which Inculcato con splracy against Republicanism clos 3d in France and the conspirator driven from the country With the Catholic church the nearer you get to headquarters the mom he Ignorance vice degradation slavery of the masses andI The Vatican Is a great emblazlenelltreasure but surrounded by hovels coking with vice vermlne hunge and general degradation This contrast alone is enough to lain and forever damn the pious pro cane and sham affectation that the Pope Is over bleeding at his den icart for the poor The Catholic church Is tho poo nans church only in its design to keel him poor and in order to Keej him poor It must keep him Ignorant Millions of them are smart enougl to see this and are leaving continual b Popo Leo in whose own country llousesscclFarddettcolcbfudtlso worklngmen as to rightful attl ode of labor In this country What conception could such a man urrounded all his life by the poverty and wretchedness his church her iclped to create living in splendors unsurpassed by those of any orlcnta monarch that ever lived surroundec ever where by trappings of gilt with ten and women prostrating themselves to the earth before him carrier bout as a god on tho shoulders of ten accompanied by a regiment of oldlers arrayed In shield and plume lnd armed with sword and battle axe what conception say could such a man have of the dignity of labor an where and especially of the wants and necessities of the free American His encyclicals were simply rot containing some cheap platitudes on labor but which Is no way corresponded with his own actions and attl tides Some little respect and atten tlon were given them by labor organl ations in order to get the Catholic lement to unite with them The re suit was that enough of the Catholic lenient went into it to control it and today the Knights of Labor are thing more than a Catholic appendage it hasnt amounted to anything and never will amount to anything Imply because It Is under Papal con tlol which ever has degraded labor and which degrades labor now and which always will degrade labor when It has the power to do so Golden thrones and triple crowns and toe kissing and carrying a hunl of common clay around on mens shoulders and silk slippers and fancy laccs and robes of royal purple and mine can never have any affinity with wooden bottom chairs straw hats check shirts stoga boots break Ing trains draylng coal or tho sweat and grime of h machine shop An American laborer who can see anr wisdom or anything applicable to his wants or conditions In Leos ibdr encyclical ought to be compell ed to go to Italy right where Leo has had labor under his eye for a time and there try to make a living A cause should be given for the eulogies paid to Leo by tho Iness and by public men and even rotestant clergymen Never in the history of the world has there been the death of a man so Idly commented upon No King tho earth has ever been so lauded Tho passing of Haeckol or Herbert Spencer men whoso lives have been spent in enlightening humanity In earl of blinding and contracting their iderstandlngs will hardly bo noted In cause and difference The difference first Is ono of office Spencer Is not at the head of an or inlzatlon which has power to evil and which Is naturally vicious and which for peace sake other parties feel must be flattered and petted Leo gets the praise now Posterity will honor Spencer and there is tho fference But there must be a still more 0tent cause for the immense gush and liiltatlon Over Leo What was It will tell you Leo arrayed the church against Socialism That Is ho used all the power he could wield over his millions of dupes 1 Itliu l ii The Kings of the earth tho aristo orals of the earth monopolists of the earth the grinders tho starvers tho crushers of tho poor the enslavers of men for thin owe him an eternal debt of gratitude And this is why all these columns and pages or rot and gush have beonIgiven him by the capitalistic contrail press This Is why ho was a Icd Pope lie made it possible the capitalistic class to go on in their wicked combines by thom sactloned by sacred authorIity From Catholicism Itself there can bo no danger But when It join hands with kingcraft against labor by trad- Ing its influence and power for are turn of tho Jesuits to Germany thou indeed the millions of Ignorant and fanatical men at tho command of the Pope becomes a menace and a is why the press of the world capltalisumto him Humanity can have for him no tears no thanks nothing but tempt and hate In fighting Socialism it gave him the opportunity to associate It with and anathematize all together as one Socialism Anarchy Atheism Free thought Humanity Masonry and never held an In quisition now put hundreds of thousands to torture for the simple right of conscience It never voked wars and Instigated massacres But the people born today are not generally familiar with the records of the Popes and the church and so do not know or think of the evils they nurse anti the church being a great and supposedly good organization Is listened to and lieedcd and has still an immense influence But let us look to effects of its opposition to Socialism What havo been the realjresults Has it stamped It out or oven retarded its growth No It has had Just the opposite effect Italy Is simply honeycombed with Socialism It has Its representatives right In the Italian Parliament great fearless and able men It Is SIJreadlngj rapidly To show you Its power King Victor Immanuel has said If live for any great length of time willi SoISpain Is simply swarming with Social Ism So is France and Belgium and Germanys Relchstadt has now a cialistic majority The Pope has aim advertised Socialism gave it an impetus and although Leo came out against It and won the gratitude of irlstrocracy and capitalism Socialism grew under his ban as never before Its coming fast and It will not be long when It will neither fear nor ed the petty powerless ban of God AlImighty masquaradlng in skirts aces and pantalettes KingsJandty favors approves and Its salvation thntt19rtleformerotthq jiieJl no Van lni 1Sllvonorolli DLther Vie alre DiderotFKosscaftaSJicabeau Vic tor Hugo Gambettl andftimers have been graduates of loclsm And it Is to noted that Socialism Is spreading fastest right in Catholic countries and is in fact human freedom graduating out of oppression and superstition So after all how much of real worth to the church and aristocracy vas Leos opposition to Socialism his ban upon Freemasonry and other raternal orders How much of all thoInony on the heart three times and asking a dead man If he was dead furnish aughter for millions and lots of timer silly ceremony and peacock of same kind Information from other sources tate that the people of Rome except- Ing the Ignorant mob were wholly and totally indifferent and all the mighty tumult read of In tho papers was confined to tho walls of the VatU can Not half the respect was shown to him that was shown to Plus IX tome was full of strangers and the tapers estimate that fully 00000 peo IJle viewed his remains Why was the timer 200000 so Indifferent What zero they doing Todays dispatch states that Prime Minister Zanardelll has ordered that the public officials and military of Italy shall take no recognizance nor In any way celebrate the coronation of the new Pope It Is thus a little of real sltua tlon leaks out and could we know tho xact truth of all the goings on over there the probability Is there was no moro mourning In Rome Itself than glut In Lexington We Maid tell a great deal of mourning ver the world and In this countryIbut who saw any of it Who over served a Catholic mourn or even a ripple out of the ordinary Summing up Leo Instead of his being a great scholar a great poet a great philosopher a great thcolo ginn a great statesman and a great Iplomat Instead he was an ordinary scholar an Insignificant poet a great Intriguer a great humbug a great pretender and tho greatest enemy of man progress and free government of modern times J B W EXCURSION TOiATLANTIC CITY AND RETURN Queen Crescent Route Will sell tickets for the above ex irslon August Cth via Pennsylvania incs August 13th via C O Ry August 18th via C0 C St L Ry Ickcts aro good 12 days from date of sale Ask ticket agents for particulars ONE CHANCE AGIN OLD SKINNY Theres ono thing tho devil will over get me for being rich But ho Is everlastingly going to roast Old klnny for that 25000000 jlut therosIono thing the devil might do that ho cant do for old SklnnfryJtho fat out of me i JL j J JX j jLjjWfil a = w 1 BLUE GRASS nJIDE1A CHRISTIANI Writes In Defense Of His Religion Ryan Ind Ter July 27 1903 Mr Charles Moore Lexington Ky Esteemed FriendSome time ago I was handed a copy of your paper B G B by a friend of mine who I fear Is such nn admirer of the paper that he Is lotting Its writers do his thinking for him He referred nro to you as one that would gladly discuss your favorite subject with me In the beginning I promise to give Infidelity its dues and try to discuss the subject honestly and with an unprejudiced mind I hope you will do tho same I am going to acknowl edge that this is a two sided subject both sides having good points but shall endeavor to prove that my side has more and better points than yours If Infidelity were popular what would be the probable results 1st moral degenerates would not hesitate to enter its ranko as it would offer an escape from punishment for their sinful acts I have known probably a dozen professed Infidels twothirds of whom were booze fighters and neglectful of business and their fam ilies and the remaining third having once belonged to some church are honest and honorable The worst classes would enter the ranks of Inv fidelity because it requires no reform no change and no elevation of charac ter and offers an escape from Just retribution 2d Christians would be quite as noxious and their nonsense as unen duraolo as your principles are to us The difference being that you would fear no powers noldlng you account able for any Injury or any of your acts 3d No heaven would depend on our living honest honorable and pure Men would place a smaller valuo upon their own lives and the lives of others Now let us observe a few of the existing consequences of our belief in Christianity 1st A true Christian is supposed to abide by Christs system of morals 2d The love of God and fear of hell deter many a person from treading immoral paths 3d It teaches kindness justice and all the precepts of one to whom the world has never nad a superior for Instance he teaches us to purify ourselves before trying to reform others or assuming to be Judges over others as In the case of tho womans being taken in that black crime and to be charitable to visit the widow and orphans and Christians in general try to do right and give a helping hand whenever the opportunity presents itself 4th Life Is esteemed more highly than Infidelity 5tfi It causes people lotto resent injuries but to even their enemies I haVe seen a few peo f pie do that in different cases more geikraltr dsults from such love JgOOd If we revenged ourselves I Moore If you will convince me or prove to me that Infidelity will do more to secure the performance of the best moral principles than Chris tianity is doing will do all In my power to advance Infidelity I open to conviction Brother Moore Is it not reason able to think that any who thorough ly believes our heaven and hell teach ing will avail himself of tho blessings of the spiritual kingdom In other words Is it not reasonable to think that a believer would love God keep Ills commandments for the reward of fered I believe that every one who does not try to merit heaven by obey ing the precepts of Jesus is not very strong In the faith If you agree with me in tho above you contradict your assertion that nearly all inmates of prisons are stanch believers I have seen but few avowed Infidels and thousands whom I thought were skep Brother Moore I believe the most moral and unrelenting Infidels are those who once received the edl lying influence of the church it is very difficult for a pround man who has once accepted Christianity to ever bo Indifferent or neutral to the subject or his former profession he can more easily accept Infidelity which sooths his pride The traitor Arnold felt much better fighting the American forces than he would had he ronalned neutral My friend tells me that you secured money with which to buq a linotype promising an enlargement of your paper and after tho machine was cured announced your intention to publish a magazine but let the paper remain as it was Now If your case were reversed and sumo pretended Christian had done this you would hold him up to view no doubt Now brother I have tried to de bate this subject fairly not by calling you a fool and bemoaning you which would bo no more convincing argu ment than your ridicule of a misspelt I should bo very glad to have your sincere considerations upon this letter If you do not remark upon it give it to some one who will Let me hear from you by letter or through your paper Yours I am for H H R R CONWAY letterIof tho truth of Christianity Is one of education and good common senso a very uncommon thingand there fore In this discussion with you it is legitimate for me to mark your errors In spelling and In grammar to Show that you are not an educated man If you accept my standing chal lengo to debate with Christians tho question between you and me Is as to whether tho Christian religion Is true therefore could logically If I preferred admit your whole conten tlon and even more than you claim andsBruno may have been a very bad man l and tho Popo may have been a very good man but all tho same Bruno was right when he said tho world was round and the Popo was wrong who said It was not Still If did not believe that Infidelity like nil truth makes people better and that Christianity like all error makes pea plo worse would not give my lIfo and fortuno to the advocacy of Infi dellty Ingersoll was tho highest ex ponent of Infidelity that has lived In this century and Goacchlna Peed Leo XIIIwas tho highest exponent of Christianity and If you are an or dlnarlly Intelligent and fair man you will not say that the life and death of the Pope have been any more beau tiful than tho life and death of Inv gersoll Certainly death seems to havo had a hundred times as much terror for tho Popo as it did for In and I are fair specimens re spectively of ordinary Christians and Ipfldols and yet with all your encomi um upon morral lifeIt has but one ryou know that oven your own Christian friends have no assur ance that your lifo has been any more moral than mine It is a grand advance In you to ward the true beautiful and good when you admit that this is a two sided subject The regular old stand- bY Christian contention from the time can first recollect more than a half century ago was that Chrlslanlty was all true and Infidelity all false In the days when Christianity had full swing the Christians burned Infidels at the stake for talking like you are talking now Later on when Infidelity had considerably curbed the spirit of Christianity the clergy had to content themselves by telling of the horrible death of Tom Paine and now recently Christian Roosevelt had to satisfy his spleen by calling Paine a filthy little Atheist Your admission that It is a twosided subject Is one that has only been cork crowed out of you as a sample Christian by logic and argu ment and demonstration that the more Intelligent among Christians can no longer resist and the result Is that while the church Is today putting up more money than ever before to stay tho Infidel trend there are more Christians coming over to open Infi dell y than ever before while nearly all Christians except the most Ignorant are beginning to see that it is a twosided subject The average Christian used to be cock sure that vjlirlstyanuy is true and now he Is not so certain about It as he was and he wants to get his bear- Ings by getting Into a discussion with an Infidel You go on to say that if Infidelity should become popular moral degeneracy would naturally and necessarily ensue How do you know It would You make the assertion but you do not give the demonstration A week ago yesterday two devout Christians were hanged in Lexington OBrien and Whitney for murdering i fellow Christian in burglarizing his house YesterdayJuly 31Rev Jas Cooper In Lexington shot four times and instantly killed Mr Hulett- a valuable contractor and builder and the Christian newspapers say it was one of the most coldblooded murders that have been committed in Lexing ton for a long time and evidently want him hung You offer no instances in which Inv fidels have been guilty of any such crimes as these and you cannot rea sonably expect us to believe that idels would be worse than these Chris tians just on your say so How can Infidelity offer moral degenerates an escape from their sinful acts We Infidels have no power to save men from punishment by the civil law and certainly none to save them from pun ishment in eternity You have known a dozen Infidels and twothirds of them were booze fighters and neglectful of business I have known 2000 Christian drunk ards murderers thieves burglars and assassins In Kentucky alone I have been a newspaper reporter and a part of my job was to report hangings and I never saw a man hung and never knew of a man being hung that was not a Christian- I was put in a penitentiary fly Chris tlan villains where there were 2300 prisoners I was the only Infidel among the prisoners The warden put me to editing a newspaper to teach the other prisoners morals and could go out of the prison whenever wanted to also edited this paper in prison and when McKinley pardoned me and came back to Lexington the city and country around gave me the grandest ovation over given any man In nil the particulars In my book Behind the bars 31498 price 100 Last January the National Liberal Party an Infidel organization that has its members all over tho United States met In Lexington never heard of any one of them taking a drink of any kind of liquor In the three days of the meeting there Everybody complimented themexcept priests and preachers of courseand all tho papers of the city reported their proceedings and complimented them highly They were men and womenI not believe that out of 12 Infidels you have known were drunk ards and vagabonds Christians aro in tho habit of making defamatory statements of tnat kind about Infi dels which statements they cannot prove when called upon to do so I challenge you to prove what you have said and believe that you will not even attempt to do so I do not be hove that you ever know any Infidel who was arrested tried and convicted of any crime The number of suicides in Lexing ton is phenomenal All of them have been Christians and several of them prominent Christians If you do not believe that Is so you ought to write to Lexington officials and publish their denial of my statement If they deny it I will give you one Instance The mans name was John Marrs He was a deacon in tho Walnut street Christian church tho finest in tho city He killed his son shot at his daughter and think wounded her then attempted to kill his wife and then killed himself You probably do not know of any case of any Infidel ever having mil cldod and yet you say that Infidels place smaller value upon their own lives and the lives of others than Christians You are doing just nn nearly all Christians do In defaming Infidelity by statements for which you will not even try to show tho proof To convince you or provo to you that Infidelity will do moro to secure moral principle than Christianity will Is not my job and Is moro than i would undertake in a short discussion like aro a Christian You say that your religion Is true and that It makes men better You make much assertion that is too in definite as not to demand any answer them Nearly all that you say is without any force and the only definite statement you mako you have saved for the close of your debate Your statement Is Intended to prove that fraudulently got money by promising my patrons that If they would give me a linotype would large my paper and that when they did give me the linotype I did not enlarge It but announced my Inten tlon of publishing a magazine You and your friend cannot find whore said would enlarge my pa per It Is as large as can print on my press and am unable to buy an other press did say though that would Increase the amount of matter printed In my paper If they would give me a linotype They gave me about 500 and my publisher and bought a linotype at Its regular cost of 3150 and from that day to this the Blade has printed about onehalf again more matter than it used to print and in addition to that agrees to print a magazine for 50 cents a year that will be nearly twice as large as magazines that cost 100 a year Formerly a good many of my pat rons regretted that my paper did not han more In It have never gotten a letter expressing that regret since we got the linotype but have printed one letter certainly and think prob ably a number more saying that the Blade prints just tho right amount Now you have called me Brother Moore and have asserted your own disposition to be fair and said you were open to conviction but the main point of your letter was to make It appear that had lied to get money In this purpose you nave been perfect ly defeated as you can see If you were an average Infidel you would apologize for this and try to correct any false and Injurious Im pression about mo that you have tried to convey here and that you have almost certainly tried to convey to others to whom you have talked You were very anxious to have this letter printed to expose me You have failed you are a Christian and you will not try to do me Justice + I II + + l4+ LcP1This Column Is Dedicated the National Liberal Party Matter Intended for i Should Be Addressed to toI Sachs Secretary Atlas t Building Clnclnnnatl Ohio 1+ 1 +1 I have mislaid a letter from a Brother Liberal who suggested the phrase for the Promotion of Human Happiness the abbreviation for which shall be Yours for P H H admire that phrase very much How does it strike you ++Havana April 1903 Mr Morris Sachs Atlas Bank Build lug CincinnatiIMy Dear Sir Referring to your special Invitation which appears in B G B of 2Cth inst I try to hand you enclosed printed slip which you can print If you care to do so among the other communications which you are to edit for publication In that trenchant Blade It was penned by me some fifteen pr twenty years since at the request of the editor of the New York Advertiser and appeared in a symposium of similar articles on the question Is the Soul humor tal If It is too late for use by OUI or if for any other reason you do not have It reprinted do not fail to return the slip to me as it Is the only COPI I have left was a victim of the great fire in Jacksonville Fla two years since whoiT about all of my books papers etc as well as everything else possessed went up in fire and flame and murky smoke on that doleful day I am years of age and have done effective service both by tongue and pen In the past for the cause of Preethought Inger soli was a personal friend of mine- I regret that cannot at this time say more than that I am always at your service whenever can forward tho cause for which you stand Fifty years of service In the ranks of Mho Ism constitutes me a veteran and have served In all of the five conti nents and If I can In any way servo you hero you can command me at will and with kindest regards and best wishes I am always faithful to the cause and Most sincerely yours CAPT B F CLARK Teacher of Languages Havana Cuba The printed slip enclosed is the fol lowingWORDS OF AN ATHEIST Editor Tho Morning Advertiser With your Issue of today have read 1507 copies of Tho Morning Ad vertiser which means that have taken and read the paper from Its Initial to tho current number and nothing ever published In Its columns has so deeply Interested me as the present discussion of the question Is tho soul immortal happen to be so constituted in mind as to be un ablo to so much ns conceive the Idea of a Creator or of a creation conse quently do not believe In either The lowly Nazarene yclept by Christians Our Savior Is reputed to have said He that belleveth and Is baptized I IllinoisCentral Railroad+SUMMER EXCURSION TICKETS NOW ON SALE VIA TO 1ST PAUL MINNEAPOLIS and the NORTHWEST COLORADO UTAH SPRINGS DAWSON SPRINGS and CERULEAN SPRINGS KY 1AT REDUCED RATES VERY PIip RATES TO CALIFORNIA AND RETURN ACCOUNT A JULY TO AUGUST INCLUSIVE THROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEP TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST AND HOME SEEKERS EX CURSION RATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND WEST FIRSTAND THIRD TUESDAYS IN EACH MONTH WRITE THE UNDER SIGNED FOR CIRCULAR DESCRIPTIVE OF LANDS IN THE SOUTH ASK LOCAL TICKET AGENTS FOR THROUGH TICK ETS AND FURTHER INFORMATION OR ADDRESS F W HARLOWDivision Passenger Agent Louisville Kentucky We Are Going To 1Offer the low Round Trip rate of from Memphis to San Francisco 455- CALIFORNIAFor G L iR shall be saved but he that belleveth not shall te damned Mark xvi We nil either do or do not believe and do not bellovo Him in mortality nor in the existence of a soul as an entity apart from tho body simply because cannot Yet one of your contributors in The Morning vertiser contends that If we refuse to believe that the Bible Is the word of God then It Is nonsense to express an opinion upon the question to which reply that by a parity of rea soning It Is nonsense for a believer- to do so The burden of proof restsI upon tho afflrmnnts which proof await with much Interest Were I a believer would rest perfectly content with a certain other assertion attrlb uterI to Jesus viz For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels and then shall reward every man according to his works Matthew xvi 27ergo- not according to his belief Bishop Newman appears to better advantage In quoting and interpreting Scripture on the present occasion than he did In his famous discussion upon the In spired volume with the Mormon El dora pitted against him by Brigham Young and in which the Bishop certainly came out at the little end of the horn BENJAMIN F CLARK POSTAGE ON DOG FENNEL F readers of the Blade and sub scrljers toUDog Fennel want to second tho motion to the suggostlorL nr appeal made by a friendln st Issue of the Blade that all subscribers to Dog Fennel add 20 cents for postage All who have subscribed and have read anything from Mr Moore know they are going to get more than the moneys worth when they get Dog Fennel only 100 and as understand he is going to divide the proceeds with Mr Hughes and both propose to pay the postage that would leave only 40 cents apiece This Is too little ant the cost of the material and printing yet to be deducted Although am adding my voice to the other friend of the Blade and I think we know who he Is I am In about as bad a fix financially as any subscriber to the paper or book for our place of business was recently burnednot a cent saved and not a cent Insurance and we are ruined but by practicing a lit tie selfdenial have tho 120 ready to send In fact determined that would get it if had to sell my best hat at one fourth price believe that anybody who can get up 100 ca hunt around and find 20 cents moro to go along with it So lets help Mr Moore and Mr Hughes this much thereby sniping theta about flOO each and each subscriber will never miss the extra 20 cents and its a splendid idea for ttibseTwho have already sent In the dollar to take advantage of i 0 JI Ir Tickets on sale August 1st to 14thI Fina etur LImit October 15th STOP S OWED 1 Furj ier ation n request AJLittlethe liberty to forward 20 cents more In stamps for postage M BROWN Arlington Ga July 31 1903 INCREASING THE BLADES CIRCULATION The Blade In round numbers may be said to have subscribers It has not that many now but I think will scon have that many Say then foi easy count that we have 5000 If you will make It 5000 morethat is 10000 tnen I believe can Increase it to 25000 easier than I can now get It to 10000 If I get It to 25000 then can raise It to 100000 easier than will have gotten It to 25000 fits will be because just as soon as get It to 25000 am going to drop the price to cents for a single issue and cents In clubs of five and more and from the time It gets to 10000 am Kolng to have one of Watson lies tuns pictures In each Issue and wl pay nim good rates for his work The principal way up to date Is to buy five postal cards for 250 But there Is another most effective way to hiss this numberall papers sold counting as subscribers This latter plan Is to buy so many payers each w ciln numbers not less than five at cent each and sell them at anything you can get for them not to exeed cents each You can sell theta yourself cr InJt any news dealer to sell them for you You understand that It i so muc easier to send In packages to one ad dress than to sera them In separate wrappers or each addressed Send any amount of money you want rot less than cents and It win be put to your credit and papers will be sent to any one address each week as long as the amount lasts at cent each Fcr 25 cents five papers will be sent each week for five weeks For cents five or moro papers accord big to Instructions will be sent each 1weep so long as they money lasts and so on for any amount and any time think it possible that this Is the most rapid way to get the first 10000 circulation Persons who want to as list In extending the Blade circula ton and who have not the tlmo nor In clination to get subscribers can thus do great work Five subscribers for a year would cost That amount in Blades sent five each week to some one party is of course for fifty weeks think that n thousand friends of the Blade can get some person to sell five Blades each week and pay then dealer cents each for selling them and pay back the party who sends tho money cent each so that he will ofhthe Blade will try this plan and re part how It Is working Send In your order for Dog Fen net now ready for delivery TWO HEADS BETTER THAN ONE ETC SeattleWashingtona paper called Zions items In tho oftheunllorthosayTwoono is a sheeps head- CONVENT CRUELTIES Is tho title of a plmmphlet by a for IntroductionthoBecomo tho Brides of Christ A Poop Into tho Convent The vent Horror Taking tho Veil etc Its tales are thrilling For a sample copy send cents In silver to HENRY A SULLIVAN 209 W Madison St Chicago Ills Frisco System WILL HAVE ON SALE AT St Louis cl MemphisCH- EAP ONEWAY and ROUND TRIP Homeseekers Rates FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS OF EACH MONTH To ARKANSAS MISSOURI KAN SAS OKLAHOMA TERRITORY DIAN 1 TERRITORY and TEXAS For rates and Information address II 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FELTOWS adver Yluuluud N Jt Felloocslhas ctiied so many advanced and dilCcult cases of a private nature which were looked upon as incurable that he is now considered far near as the most reliable and trust epeclaltyEditorAmntan Dr Fellows has for d number of years held an enviable reputation In the medical line and has made a diseaseshand enabling him to treat them suc cessfully He Is wellknown as a pro nounced advocate In all lines of free profession THE BEST LINE r to P- UFy iL leiSBLUE GRASS BLADE Ii Short Letters r Chattanooga Tcnn Last night 7 read Sundays Blade to one of wealthy citizens and he was delighted with It lie laughed at several of 1lr Moores comments and rcmarke That paper Is all right I aslwd him to subscribe and ho said he would I then asked him If he Imew of others and he gave me tho nnmes below Wasnt that easy Enclosed find money order for 250 for club also for my Dog Fennel Wishing y nIl kinds of sucesssLULA M GID SON Clinton lowaI need hardly sa that saw your blllydoo In the madC this week because as soon as I get the paper never let up till hnC read every word In It Now as regards Dog Fennel was satisfied after read- Ing Behind the Bars that the pIlcC was too low From memory It seems to mo that when you first began to advertise Dog Fennel I sent Moore for two copies and short px after three dollars more for another three copies If your book shows oth ierwise let me know and Ill remit and Instead of five copies send me three or four and use the balance to help out And besides If you will send mo all the books that have been or ed in Clinton and Lyons I will sCe ta that they all roach subscribers in safe ty A la Morris Sachs And now friends and fellow singers All you Blue Grass Blade readers woke upi we could all do more than wo do if we would only try Let me illustrate About four years ago wo had in our town a druggist who was a Presbyterian Sunday school teacher and with whom Inside of a year had got pretty well acquainted In cou versatlon with a friend one day learned that my druggist acqnlntanc about two years before hail made is called a visit to the Holy ciLand So it occurred to me that would like a little amusement at his tr expense Having several of Bro Ten neys Holy Smoke on hand took one and went to his store one evening r and after a few common place reo marks said By the bye Mr Sturgc I understand you have been to Jeru- salemwt He said Yes I said have got a pamphlet written by an I American about what he saw on a trip to that country I would like to have you read It at your leisure and let me know how It compares with what you saw Ho said All right His at tentlon being called to business I said o goodbye as I wished to get away be fore he looked into the pamphlet kept away from his store for about two months but one day in pnfcsln he hailed meto come in Now think I to get tho devil but I oligotnt as well get It then rXAS later so i wept In I looked hut ould not see blood in his eye A talking a little he salt r r 1erohereSmoke In the Holy Land Will you soil it I said 0 no I meant It as apfesent I have plenty more lIe said Well I would like to keep It but I do not want It for nothing Do you smoke I told him No Well he said Let me do you up a nice box of candles He took a box and flllei It with very nice candies and handed it to me with the remark that nl though the style of the pamphle might be objectionable to some It was brimful with truth By that timeI it began to dawn on me that the joe had turned the other way Mr Stur ges is now in Des MolnesJ A GREENHILL Covington KyI buy the Blade at a news stand If you would put It into the hands of the news companies making it returnable so that it would be no loss to them you could in that way Increase its sales I will send you my dollar for Dog Fennel in a week or two I want to subscribe for the Blade Magazine and become a member of the National Lib oral Party wanted to come to the Congress in Lexington but It was too cold am going to try to start a Liberal Club here this fall and will help the Blade all I can I want to get a few of that 10000 WILLIAM JONES Abingdoji Enclosed find draft for ono dollar and sixteen cents to pay for one copy of your book Dog Fenel in the Orient and postage on same am going to live to tho age of 150 years and want you to stay wlth the Blade for that long at least G N PEABODY Macy TexasI cannot stay in all ence any longer Your appeal would f raise the dead if they wero true and faithful Tire bowl weevil has ruined this- r country again I have not paid my to the NL P and am In arrears monthshIcan the Blade is worth more than a year or 50 cents on tho club plan It is a leader in uptodate argument and a paper attracts more notice when Its price is two or three dollars have taken the Blade three years and have sent up to date 175 to help one way and another but this would not be much for one year according to the way we have to pay for other Lib eral literature- ought to be awfully good I worked for three preachers and two dea cons for 12 or 17 years and then worked for a full blooded Infidel and- got there what little learning I have and full pay beside If had the money would send him the Blade for he deserves It Tho Blade ought to have 10000 subscrlb ers My love to you all until you are better paldG A LINTOW Paris Ky Enclosed find 20 cents for postage on Dog Fennel In the Or Pent which I hope soon to enjoy Ire A1 JT colvo many letters containing pORtace for Ago of Reason and Facts Worth Knowing and soul them to all who request them MRS JRAN HARMON Delnven Minn Please find eneos pd 120 for Dog Fennel In the Orient subscribed for some months ago think every subscriber should pay the postage as they will be getting moro than they originally expected will distribute copies of Dog Fen nel to subscribers In this towlI11RS ELLA E ARMSTRONG Chicago IllAs I understand will give me credit for one year that may order any or all of the six sent to persons not now subscribers for months and after that may change to different addresses- Enclosed is for that purpose have a friend here W H Maple Sec retnry of tho Chicago Ingersoll Mem orlal Society with an office down town that think would permit Dog Fennel to be stored there and hand thom out to subscribers If they were sent to him by freight If you do not accept this plan I will remit postage for my copy which Is paid forW W WALLACE Shelton WashIEnclosed find two dollars for which please send me a copy of your book Dog Fennel and the rest apply on my subscription to the Blade am sure the book will be the verr best ever written on that subject as It will be all true and that Is something that cant be said of the rest of tho hoots written on the socalled Ho Land Wishing you and all cf rours and friend Hughes a long life of usefulness ahead of you am as ever your friend ANTHONY NELSON Hyatlsville Md Inclosed find 200 n payment for the two copies of Dog Fennel In the Orient for which sub scribed and I shall be very glad If you will be good enough to send m copies as soon as may be after the work comes out anticipate great plasure in reading the book With best wishes as ever truly your frlcndA C QUISENBERRY Mulhall Okla Your stirring As plration in last weeks Blade stirs me It does not stir money out of m pocket nothing could do that but It stirs me to confession- I confess to being one of Wettstelni happy moneyless band broke busted defunct- I just want to confess to you why I for one seem indifferent cant eve afford to take the Blade myself am reading a friends absolutely uno ble for the last two years to do a single days worknervous exhaustion cause overwork from slaver under these hellish social condition born of human greed for wealth and lust for power V While like to see advancement all liberal lines I want to confes I believe the liberal Idea Jl SGf Is the paramount ism of lhe tin I believe it would d morJ ood titan Atheism or any otVeY Iscl t Is the pressing need of rae hoc n this hard struggle for ea stence t slavish work for other peoples profit wo poor devils have no work our brains to free ourselves from ty rants here below We have to sacri Ice our time our hopes ambitions even the fair field of human affectln All are levied upon and pay tribute to that Insatiate monster organized greed We can get Socialism sooner that Atheism It dont so much antagon- Ize the superstitious nature It deals directly with the affairs of the world It proposes to settle some bread am butter questions If we all see tin pressing necessity of a remedy whj not apply the first we can get Then with a healthier body politic we car tall about wiping out superstition want to confess that I am stirred to indignation myself at the attitude of some Liberals I mean tho rich who are amplyable to help humanity by helping the Blade in its financial needs but do they want to help hu vanity Guess not It is from the hearts of the poor that springs the Impulse of generosity but from that source alas too often unavailing- I think the great majority of Free thinkers are Socialists think they place It first in Importance and want to confess that think they are right If they have anything substan tial to contribute suspect It goes there But I would not make the Blade a Socialist paper We have them We need both But I Just wanted to give what seems to me the reason why some of Its readers do not work for its circulation Know Ing poverty they work toward pover tys starSoclallsmD LEE New Windsor CooIn reply to your many appeals through the Blade columns for the cooperation of those Interested In the great cause of liver ty and Justice which has cost you our financial Independence much lard labor and imprisonment herewith enclose post office money order for five dollars This is my plan of Increasing the circulation of tho B B I want ono Dog Fennel ore years ubscrlption to the Blade and the remainder In postal cards have never eena subscriber to your paper but have been so fortunately situated e past six years as to have the priv- Ilege of reading It most of the time feel that I have been and am being so much benefltted from the writings of the Blade contributors that want to help bear the expense of Its publi ca tier Wlille the money which am send- Ing you is borrowed and my financial utlook may not warrant me In this net yet I believe that If all Free linkers who aro subscribers to the Ulade would borrow the money and srmd It in they would not in a year froll1 now notice much difference in their financial standing and at the sallie time would be proud of the great good they would have accomplished want my subscription to the Blade to commence with the date of the ex plrntlon of E H Kimberly New Wind sortCoo subscription whether his paid up or in arrears discontinuing the paper to him at above address r IIIIr nnd changing It to me D ln1 DImLY KlddB Store Ky Pleaso find closed enough stamps to pay 110stage on my volumno of Dog Fennel amI that of some derelict It was Intended to volunteer but Issuo of August 1st anticipated me I am poor as the proverbial church mouse never a favorite of Providcnco or luck and chiefly regret impecunloslty because of inability to aid worthy effort amI deserving needy as nlwaB disposed Have lived almost up to patriarch limit without desire to say No and without enough manifestation of grnt Itude to diminish conviction that the prominent characteristic of human Is infernal selfishness Last penny In pocket J T BOHON Versailles Ky Please find enclos cd a postal order for to Imr for three copies of Dog Fennel In the Orient to be sent to the following sub scribers on your list With beRt wishes for you and ourJOSE PHINE HENRY Grady Ind Terl tllJuy time for the Blade Is out nti iog Fenn Is about ready I am all ready but the but hold on and listen You see we backwoods rustics have had a holl of a timetwo failures in crops and nothing to live on this year but hOlle you will send the Blade on for a short time and just as sure as Father and Holy Ghost all three are ono that sure you will get the stuff for the book and the Blade Will thrash mr little dab of oats soon then look out for the stuff Dr Wilson hoop on beat- Ing the priests curing theslck Catholics They will learn something eve time you beat the priests Hurrah for all the Blade writers especially Dr Wilson He is Inge soil number two and will soon be number one Hurrah for the Blade its cutting both ways out hereH- HOUSER Lennox S DAint you rather hard on your subscribers the way yc roast them in tho Blade Is It not likely to decrease the Blades clrcnl tlon rather than Increase It Not ly that some will feel insulted and drop it but no subscriber will be anx- Ious to have a publication like thatI pass Into his neighbors hands whose reason he wishes to appeal to and influence Just because an editor sac flees selfinterests to promote a good cause it does not follow that he has a right to expect his readers to do the same It Is riot everybody who can get subscribers for the asklnj Last fall I sent the Blade twent names whom I selected as the most likely to remain as subscribers with which I sent for three onths trial subscription This spring u sent the Blade more with the intention of sending in twenty more tfrlal names but tho Blade Informed me that one of the first twenty Ivould stay on their list hence I never sent In any more names and I bale no doubt but what others had sin liar expei lenpe have not aded a Ingle sub scriber to the BlatleruAiA but If my anti that means our lIIeqdroPlng not appreciated I fee It myself DR A S Spokane WashI got a couple at copies of the Blade from JMrsy Mar ton in Montana a few days ago and see that your book will be ready soon I will be going to the coast tonight and will send you the money for a copy in a few daysJ S QDEGARI Oklahoma City Okla Enclose find clipping from one of our city pi pers The old story A preacher went wrong on account of a woman His tory shows that Christians cannot be trusted with power money or women It shows also that the more religion a person has the more they want somebody killed While I am writ- Ing I might mention the God question and state that if there Iso personal ledas the Bible claims there areas many Gods as people because no two have the same conception of a God and not two persons would havi tho same conception of a God whom they could see daily much less one whom No man ever saw nor can see hence one which exists only In the conception Twenty people mar see you every day in the year ye each will have a different conception it you no two will be alike Hov would it be if none of them ever sav ou but simply heard various stories bout youA D MARBLE Kosee Texas Please find enclose 320one dollar to renew subscrip ion one to pay for Dog Fennel and tie to pay my dues to the National Iberal Party and stamps to pay postage Tho cause of Liberalism is grow- Ing In this section My Blades art read far and near keep them Ing and think In the near future I will getup a club as several express a de sire to have It Send mo a sample ol the Blade Magazine an fei Itye It I ay subscribeB W0 t W Answer We cannot pi lift any Blade lagazlne until we get subscrib ers Mlddlefteld OhioThe article by Severance on Why I ani an Athe 1st is the best have ever seen I think can get up a club of five or ten around this section Tho article of Mr Severance ought to be in pam blot formD 0 FENTON San Francisco CallfI enclose New York clipping that ought to vince any one who has the welfare of the human race at heart that a subscription to the Blade is in order- d d When a set of villains can rob their- poor ignorant dupes like this in this- age of enlightenment It is time to do all we can to destroy their power There Is only way to do it and- that is to circulate our literature among the unthinking masses The moro there Is printed the cheaper can be produced The Blade fills bill and should certainly have a clrcu latlon of 100000 or more a week Special articles for propaganda could be put into tract form cheaper something like Tolstoys articles i r flL jjL YOU CAN SEE HAIR GROW MUNYONSWITCHHAZEL SOAP IT MAKES TUB HAW OROW THICK IT MAKES TUB IT HAKES THE Munyons Witch Hazel Soap Is truly a blessing to those who are losing their hair and becoming bald This soap is a food and vitalizer it stimulates and acts as s gentle tonic to the weak and sick roots and gives them new life and vigor It promptly removes dandruff scales humors and all sores of the scalp Give this soap a fair trial and If there is n particle of life in the roots this soap will stimulate and Invigorate them Into new life and healthy MunyonsWitchfor the toilet is superior to any highpriced French soap made It makes the skin soft pimplesblotchesIf your blood is out of order take Mutt yons Blood Cure It will drive all im purities from the system and make good rich blood If your liver is sluggish and you have a sallow complexion use Munyons Liver Cure These two remedies taken In ernation will soon rid the blood and system of all impurities and give rife and vigor to the whole body and when used in conjunction with the soap makes the skin glow with youthful freshness SOLD EVERYWHERE h m Look at the millions ot his article circulating and doing work think if all our people would get right down to solid businessand a workingman has to make some sacri flee to do Itwe could destroy tho power of the priesthood in a very short time When Freethought peopie adopt the Anarchist method of propaganda all for the cause nothing for self therell be something doing- I know Anarchists here that deny themselves food to buy literature to propagate the great principles of erty have seen mall of Anarchist papers opened and one postage stamp taken out and In the lot it amounted to dollars One letter had five cents and the editor told me that the mar who sent It did not have another arfd vent wit t bread to send that- When Frr nought gets thatspirit it It good b e priest Suppoqlf gfialevery letter that came to the Blade had even one of your spare tamps In it Dont think it is too little What ever you have to spend send in it all helpsA JOHNSON P 5JimMy next letter will tain coin for Blades and Dog Fennel Jesus what a name Man asked me the other day What in the devil is this Dog Fennel Dennison Ohioif were you I would drop the names of those who do not renew their subscriptions If they want the paper let them pay for It Ten of the number sent last year have omitted to remit the small amount of 50 cents therefore I say drop those who dont remit Enclosed please find my check for nine dollars for which send the Blade to the fol lowing Also forward to me as soon as convenient five copies of Dog Fen net Several persons have Indicated their willingness to buy one which they will have to do If they want one from me simply a dollar nothing more nothing less If need any more shall order them OEO O ROB HILTS Wapakoneta Ohio Enclosed please find the funds to pay for Dog Fennel with many others will be glad to read your book I enjoyed your ar title In todays paper on Pope Leo very much You sized him up to suit me Dr Wilson is a jlmdandy and tells everything in such a nice pleas ant way I hope that you and the Doctor will enjoy many years and tho test of healthW H H WILLIAMS Salado OreI feel like one of the guilty ones that has been neglect- Ing tho honest duty that every est thinking person owes the Blue- Grass Blade and Its editors but a poor woman myself and my husband tarns our living by hard work and I have no way of earning a cent so have neglected to send as much as I would do if could earn It myself My husband does not like for me go in for Freethought writing Ho thinks your paper Is turning too much oward suffrage since Mrs Closz and Mrs Henry have been writing for It jut wish could have read a whole ear of their writings twenty years gomy life would have been happier md better am not writing this In the conceit that you will think It fit for publication but to apologize for seeming neglect and to show you Mr Hughes and Mr Moore that nppre late your as men and the paper have made I have heed waiting toI see if could have tho money to buIDog Fennel and now put me down for no copy- I r0 cents to pay up my sub crlptlon to he first of January 1004 hope by that timo will bo able to do better MRS VINA HODGES AnswerIn tho mall In which that letter came believe there wero as any encouraging letters as haveJ ever got at one time one of wing 9 in it but this letter gets nearer to my heart than any in thoI whole mall and hereby direct Mr ughcs to send you a Dog Fennel with my compliments and charge It totme I t ++ z+ i + + otz+ + zz + +H + + ++ 91It Dauber W Co Jls same Jls Elgin Verltas 23 Jls 29 same or No 16I21 Jls 25 Father Tlme21 Jls or new B Iall 20 Raymond Jis 1850 Waltham Vanguard 23 Jls 29 same Jls 25 Crescent i i + Jls 20 Appleton Tracey Co Premier new 17 Jls T 1850 same not Premier 17 Jls nickel 16 tThe above guaranteed to pass Way Inspectors + Waltham P S Bartlett or Elgin Wheeler 17 Jls I Justed same gilt 9j same Hampden nickel S10 Waltham or Hampden nickel 15 Jls 7 Elgin or Waltham 7 Jls noncatchable hairspring 5j Hampden 7 Jls gilt nickelIStandard or Centuiy f The above in goldfilled screw cases guaranteed twenty 350 or in hunting 550 more In 25year screw cases 6 850 more than silverlne cases + tTHE IDEAL GENTLEMANS WATCH + Small size Hampden elegant artistic handchased or en 1 glneburned Juergensen style always nice goldfilled hunting guaranteed 25 years Genl Stark Jls 15j Deuber Grand tcase adjusted 1750 John Hancock 21 Jls extra fine 2850 + In open face hinged case 50 cts screw case less All watches guaranteed new perfect cases latest designs hand I chased no dfe work engraving and accompanied by mfrs and my guarantee pay freight and watches kept in order one year if well used t Send for prices of ladies 16 size solid gold silver and other + watches not listed above Diamonds Opals Silver Plated and Opti cal goods Music Boxes Jewelry Chains Clocks Freethought and other badges Ingersoll Spoons and my tract Theism In the Cru i clble free I jjLafff+ f4ffffffffffffff F4Iff + ffffffffffFffff + Puget Sound and California The Grand Array of tho Republic and tho Trans Mlssisslppi Commer cia Congress very low round trip rates to tho Pacific Coast mako it cheaper to go to the coast than to stay at home Between August and Round Trip Tickets will be sold as follows Chicago or St Paul to San Francisco or Los Angeles going or returning In ono direction via the Northern Pacific and Seattle Tacoma and Portland 6100 it Chicago to North Pacific Coast Points via directlines and North ern Pacific 5000 St Paul to North Pacific Points and return 4500 Go and see Puget Sound and Columbia River revel In the cool Pacific Ocean breezes and scenery and visit YELLOW STONE PARK Northern Pacific trains run direct to the Park en route to and from Seattle Tacomap md Portland fl Write for information nail send sirs 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reputation of Robt G Ingersoll Ho did more than any other man too wards civilizing the pulpit and the preachers Wishing the Blue Grass prospeltII1ENIlY Frederick ibid1 am pretty well for a man of my age 87 years hope yoi and your dear wife are In good health lentIfiveto pay postage on my Dog Fennel The one dollar Is to have the tap moved up on my paper to September 1904 AARON DAVIS Mt Sterling Ky Pleaso find en closed money order of 470 for renewal of the Blade Dog Fennel in the Orient and club of five this as you see Includes postage for the hook Send to the following addresses If you Iave some other subscribers for Dog Fennel In this city who dont send 20 cents for postage please send same to ire by express and will pity all cost and deliver same free EMIL FRED mUCK Vlcksburg Miss enclose stamps to cover expenses of mailing to me the two copies of Dog Fennel for which recently remitted have teen a passive friend of the Blade for about ten years If Mr Mooro s not annoyed by too many similar requests do you think ho would place his autograph In ono of tho copies to be mailed to mo have no ulterior votive In this request wish to pro erne the ocpy but If for any reason here Is objection my request is hero with withdrawnJ W MONTGOM 3RY Kathleen Fin Enclosed find for tog Fennel Am glad of the chance o get another one of your books to read at the price 1 am sure it will bo interesting and am anxious to begin reading It People here aro so religious that hey do not take kindly to the made guess I will have a hard time get ting subscribers for your b 8kW IX ARP r New York Enclosed check for a 370 subscriptions for Blade for the four new ones that I am giving and wish you to commence with the sue of July 2Cth on account of Dr Wilsons three column article on death and I want a copy of Dog Fennel when publlsheel 11 V THOMAS McGregor Iowa Enclosed findff- or two new subscribers for tho Blade will keep trying though have no more assurance of coaxing up anothjer one than have of going to heav en WILLIAM QUIGLEY Kinsey Ohio Please find enclosed 120 In bill and stamps for which send me Dog Fenel as I see by Blade that it will bo ready soon I have been trying to get you a few subscrib eta for the Blade but I live in a regu tar hot bed of religion and supersti tion and can hardly get them to touch the paper much less read or subscribe for it but in time they will come all right A W KLEPINGER Wintersct Iowa Enclosed please find haft for 2riOouc for Dog Fen nol for renewal of Blade and 50 cents for Blade Magazine The Blade Is certainly Improving all the time It contains many excellent articles and we do not see so nanny of those short letters with slang in themT P WEIR Bybee Tennl am late with my order for Dog Fennel but better late than never send for it and 25 cents for tho postage and think every one should do the same Am glad your trip to the Holy Land was pleasvant With best wishes for you and Mr IInghes and your families LEM UEL BIBLE- Iroctor MoEnclosed find 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