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Digital page images are linked to the text file. rIfV 944k II IiiiieiF GRASS BLADE rgZm BY A HEATHEN IN TIlE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS I PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A IEARJ11DvANCE VOL Xii NO 27 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY AUGUJST 30 ISM 303iiioA V1A D BVrERMS OF THE BLADEs l issue for ono year SlOO In clubs of five or more 60 cents adiyeartT rms per year In advance foreIgn subscription SlEO FIV coplea one year 250 Mallei all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky Wheii change your address ad vlBQJthlSOfllce giving your old ai wellas the new addressMf04sonlt10ur subscription say her you are a new or old sub fijprk c I address slip on the paper will rshi ve receipt as the datp changes 8IU1OHS th81BUbscr lSubscriptions to ibis publication are rif not discontinued at expiration unless so ordered by the subscriber The courts invariably iiold a subscriber i responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all eapere re celved until the paper is paid for la full up to date and ordered dlecon tlnued Office of publication East Third street near Walnut Titj ton Ky as Second Class Mat f MatterBrv Address all cotuinanlcatlona to SLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX s tr 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 1Oumbcrland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED o ALCOHOLn I believe that alcohol to a certain demoralizes those who make tit atitoseIt- believe from the time It issues I from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without comingl crime prejudiced against this liquid All you have to do Is to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of tugtbread or the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of I the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned tuff called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forev- erseparateGrlt In no sense whatsoever Is this ernment founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfleld OOL1XGEofMDICINI E ft SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material tEE MODERATE Fall term opens In September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSIER M fl1 Sicy 946247 Ashland Ave Chfeaaa 7JcJJ 1 POOR FUND SCHEME BY WHICH THE POOR MAY NOW GET THE BLADE AT 25 CENTS A YEAR I do not ask anybody to givenstraight out to the Blade JjtheirI do not want to establish a jrepeatedlythe same time would rather have people give straight out to the BladeItthan to have them do nothing slst It But there rriotiswilling or unable to do anything In the of Increasing the Blades subscription list for the paper or the magazine and who yet are willing to give the Blade their money Jousthat their generosity may not be simply a gift that will not increase the circulation of the paper am going to make the following arrange mentVare a great many poor peo pie especially women and more es cBladeppeciahlyand largely so In some of the far Northwestern States know this Is SellAs It Is we cannot afford to reduce he price of the Blade until It gets goInghalt I want to establish what will t ByhIsthe Blade will be acknowledged in the paper and will 1Thput to the credit of the Poor Fund and the amount In the treasury of that fund 3a of which will be In the hands of r Hughes will he kept standing In large figures at the head of a stand Ing announcement of that fund All persons then who feel themselves unable to pay the ordinary ates for the Blade will have the privilege of getting the Blade for 25ocento a year and for eaIioLauebL pttfsonsy Mr Hughes may take from the Poor Fund 25 cents deducting the amount from the balance on hand In that fund and showing the balance each week at the head of the nouncement and all persons who are willing to do so are kindly requested to contribute to this fund and any person wanting to take advantage of It has only to say In sending the 25 cents that they want the Blade for a year on the Poor Fund plan here Is nothing discreditable In this and In justice to those who contrib te to this fund and In justice to the lade itself the names of parties thus applying will be given In the following will be 1ept standing in the Blade POOR FUND The above Is the amount on hand In this fund The purpose of this fund Is to fur ish the Blade for 25 cents a year to poor people so long as there Is any money In this fund the parties apply- Ing being required to state that they sk the advantage of this fund AII friends of the Blade who feel themselves able to do so are respectfully asked to contribute to this fund In the event we see cause to send papers for 25 cents while there Is no money In this fund the amount above will be marked DeficittWIFE TRACKED HUSBAND DOWN Eloping Sunday School Superintendent Caught By Woman He Deserted Detroit Mich Aug 7 Tracked from Pennsylvania by the wife lie had deserted William R Johns su perlntendent of the Sunday school of Trinity P E church of Eastln today consented to give up forever the young woman with whom he had eloped and return to his family Johns was under arrest at the time of the reconciliation with his wife Simultaneously with the arrest of Superintendent Johns Miss Rosa Hewlett aged nineteen years was taken Into custody The chargif against Johns was the his wife anti three yaung children Mrs Elizabeth Johns the wife told the police that her husband who is in the employ of the IngersollSar geant Drill Company at Eastln was sent to Mount Vernon several weeks ago for his firm lie became Infatuated with Miss Howlett Johns has a niiieyear old son and two daughters one aged seven and thu other CALLED HIM DOWN The following appears In Reeds Isonomy The following letter directed to yo editor Is selfexplanatory Houston Texas May 14th 1903 Dear SirIn your Isonomy for April you bring an article from M lIaryThiso the public for the llrst time over two years ago in the Blue Grass Blade of Lexington Kentucky and has been pamphletform strangethatof this fact however It must be so crodlttos publicationA surely remedy Respectfully yours A C SPRINGFIELD The supposition expressed by MrHis true the writer ever seen the article referred to EnglishTruthseeker It We were obliged to quote the ar de to fill the necessary space at hat particular writing in order to get the Isonomy out on time and aturally gave credit where we found due In our judgment however s a matter of superior moment to fatheravor of or against any particular one t AheComment That Is a halfhearted certainly would not want to reprint what say in the lade and credit them to the Christian Standard at Cincinnati or the nAnyGrier Kidder Is the author of the fladeand still has them for sale at ten ents each or 12 for one dollar is oo slow a coach to edit an Infidel pa er was indicted by the United States Government for printing the Virgin Mary and appeared at the United tates Court In Louisville to answer the chargeor rather not to swer It I was perfectly willing to go the the penitentiary for a short term just to hear the clerk read the gin Mary to the court and the jury knew that federal juries were ways made up of idiots arid supposed shatplacently as they could listen to a chapter from the Bible But knew Lat the judge and the attorneys had some common sense and some sense of humor and knew that when they came to read It the people would laugh in spite of the devil and that the court could not keep order I had fixed myself to listen to the readinr a of smilebetpreacher ne way and feelanothebut- nd fjwliroluld rail dt n his prlvat rootJ a au1a tnpublic Beside that at least half the people would have vamoosed tha courthouse because they would havu been afraid the Lord would strike with lightning for reading the dun ed thingIBut the man who edits Reeds Ison- omy ought to go to night school and learn something arid soak his head and get sober before he writes any thing for his pa- perBACK OF NUMBERSr EACH Persons who desire to help the cause or causes advocated by the Blade can do so by sending one cent each for any special Issue of any back number of the Blade Provided however that in the event the pat ticular number ordered may be hausted the money so sent will be retained by the Blade and the order supplied by any past or future issue of the Blade at Its option In a large majority of the cases probably the special Issue that is ordered will be supplied These pers will be sent In bundles to any one adress or In separate wrap pers as the purchaser may prefer GOING TO THE DEVIL PASTORS ARE TOLD Youre going to the devil Pardon me am returning to the Methodist camp Well youre going to perdition just the same These exchanges took place yester tiny In the Holiness canlp grounds on the Desplaines river The Rev W Leach of the Wicker Park church accompanied by the Rev F A Graham of the Eriestreet church as d the former put It to visit the camp meeting of the Metropolitan church but curiosity and a natural desire for amusement encountered two women of the Holiness band The women recognized the minis ters as belonging to the rival imp meeting aud they intercepted the clergyymen as they were returning their own ballwlck The Rev Leach who declares that one woman In the Holiness church has assld ously prayed for his death for several years past raised his hat and smiled sarcastically when the women costed him His companion was shocked The women followed them almost groundsThenwithin ths wire fence that protects their camp JJ BUNDYti IS DEAD theDistrict Attorney Whe Prosecuted Me With Peculiar VirulenceHand SentjMe to the Pen tentlary Because wasdAn Infidel i strangofeatures CincinnatiSaturday theIngersollWilliam E Burdy of whose where a a irdyingand died in an hour after left there at 1HehimOnthat favorsrrlendss opposed to the enemies of that re theycan J1Isent to c itausetheUniteda wssassinnot have put any more bitterness into his prosecution of me yearsolderlble that he dould have known had committed an crime and yet lie had thlnlthewhen he saw the officer snap the lTthroughiaryth nt tiralsupposjtlon7tjbijjj j t o as butithaUrnylwi jw nd1iviiolad In an worlu tiIB7 art paying for my trip to Palestine bj buying a book that poses the rottenness and fraud of the placethatmy wife and children are all at home the latter on their summer vacation a o Bfp p ayIf there Is a God and he cares any thing for the Christian religion it presenetherending that religion as Bundy was and that he would destroy an old ma who writes against that religion as do but Bundy Is struck down In the prime of life and I am spared in old age still to reason against the Chris tlan religion and make Inudels of men and women and so It seems me that It cannot be possible that there Is a God to protect those who work for the Christian religion and againsttheSOME INTERESTING WHYS From Hearsts New York Journal A church census taken In London by the Dally News shows that of illkIndsfour Is a man In other words women go to regularlyterest In religion than men do Perhaps some of our readers w care to answer or at least to dis cuss among themselves the following men go to church more rarely than women everywhere Why is the church attendance pro portionately smaller among educated men than among Ignorant men everywhere constantlydiminishing Why do men less than women ex hlblt fear of future punishment hope of future reward religious aspirati unbeingsTHE VANISHING POINT OF THE BLADES- TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS have said that barring the typo therandunewspaperknowIt costs time and patience and work andthiscurrlng should be appreciated The Ilrlnte1IstieBlade Wi out and reiu until It Is worn lit nrniioronfor It than any paper In the world andtherereaders of each Issue of It Even the Indians have become oculated with the divorce baclhm as ChicagonewnpaperDakota will show Kate Medicine 1ledlclneHorse herInwillingtoandnonsnpport AnnaLameWomanSheh HorseTruth Dog Fennelin n The Orient From Lexington Democrat But few persons outside of Ken e l PayttethehookbeforeItshended While the vast majority of thereading public are able to understand hat is meant by The Orient and hasbeendertcok to describe It as he saw it But what Is meant by Dog Fennel and who or what Is Dog Fen Intheconcerning it tls bejuriderstood Dog lenuuel doeS a perso Jj local1tJiii lIila IIQ nlitKjijJKentH D Fen ReI tifil tn nthJjob to the Orlentlfhna o ffrenllyIsintended to beloThe book was written by Charles Moore editor of the Blue Grass throughoutiten appellation which he In nowise re ents ad combines the peculiarities of an InfidelProhibitionist advocate c Characterwork It is written In his usual lucid style Its language simple of gcod aIbe seen and the scenes to be enjoyed by a ramble through what Is known as the Holy Land The work doe not undertake to support or enhance any of the prevailing religious opln Ions concerning the country and even the most trivial Incidents objects or scenes described to the traveler one of the numerous guides as being connected directly with the life and career of Jesus or rth spoken of with such doubt iue uies denial that plainly shows the writer has given his story no fictitious or artifi cial coloring It contains humor enough to mall it Interesting reading It shows a keen disappointment In the authors mind that the Orient Is not what It is generally believed to be The old landmarks of sacred history ale fully portrayed and with such noel racy of detail that the reader can al theIIIn some Instances the true task df the historian to only record events without opinion Is lost sight of and opinions are freely expressed upon sacred subjects as they occur to the writer but as these are easily detected they have no tendency to mar the beauty or destroy the historical pOI tlons of the books Imagine yourself a member of a patty of Cooks excursionists the book serves as a valuable guide to what is In store for you writIIIbecome widely read and will be found a useful work It Is useful to the student of theology and of history It Is refreshing In that it so vastly differs from that class of literature describing rambles through the Holy Land that has found its way Into the public libraries it contains 340 pages of closely printed matter and was published by James E Hughes of Lexington J R C 50c HIGH BRIDGE AND RETURN Sunday September 6th via QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE Tickets good on special train No and returning on special train No Ask ticket agents for particulars EiUNI DO MOVE HOW THINGS TURN AROUND Lj a wasmeetinghouse the purpose of which was to thelueon hadonlDeattyHofence reportedthat givInginksloons tomedrlnlcIThe man who presided over the meeting was Judge J D Hunt who theNorthernInLexingtonbeen a prominent banking city speechesagainst D 4avidsonpastorIntheBartlett was standing in his pulpit Ian prayerfvWhile earIra Jianextentthat greatgJnk lUdg1IP p Jtfi6 yiuhed rWihr- ivate ii 1lhiau JromneBpav i the nihIstfPi- iigeg thiereinc D 1tIg a word SJt e room ontheRecentlthe pupmyr report tii of Mr Beattys so gets 3000 a year as civil engineer and another of his sons has lately graduated with the first honor in thertlaw department of i CityAt ttlP 1AlIldIn the oldfashioned way of setting type Now its highwater mark Is over 5000 Rowells newspaper Directory reports It the largest circulation of the nineteen Infidel publications in America The Blade Is now the best quipped Infidel newspaper in the oilnbtypefhas us own press ai d electric motor has the most competent man to man age It all would can afford ind have only to sit at my country home and write for It hi the enjoyment of the finest health of any man In the United States except when oc caicnally want to take a little out lug over to Palestine or Egypt or something of that sort If the Lord Is for my enemies and against me and my friends he cer tulnly has a queer way of showing his likes and dislikes WOMAN CRAZED BY RELIGION Beautiful Stranger In the Custody of Stamford Authorities irien tally Unbalanced Jt Stamford Conn Aug 7Stamfords authorities are at sea today regnrding the Identity of a beautiful young woman who the physicians says thin victim of religious mania She created a sensation at the railroad begIngshe Insists upon confessing She Is neatly dressed and has the appearance of u woman of refinement hilt when questioned will not give any satisfactory account of helselripolicementally unbalanced She was taken to Dr Dames sanitarium t Atlanta Ga Aug 9A special to the Constitution from Columbia S C says Lizzie Alkcin a negro woman 40 years old was committed to jail day for beheading her two daughters and years old The heads were severed with an ax and then she t threw them Into a tire The crime was committed In Colletou county The woman admitted the crime say Ing she had received a message from God ordering the crime 5 i FifI I r BLUE GRASS BLADE ORATION f OF DR J B WILSON PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTYI At the Inauguration of A National Liberal Holiday and Ingersoll Memorial Held at Indian apolls Aug 1903 Gentlemen Ladles and Wo have mot hero todny to pay tribute to a man whoso life and thought will forever brighten the track of time Not only have we met to do honor to his memory but also to tmmgurati a National Liberal Holiday a day upon which Liberals all over this country shall meet and celebrate the victories of Freethought nod note the progress leading up to the Into lectual emancipation of man and of woman as well as man Wo choose tho birthday of Robert G Ingersoll because we regard him as tho greatest man ever horn on American soil and because he best interpreted the principles for whIch we stand The National Liberal Party has is sued a call upon all Liberal SocIeties throughout tho land to meet in cele bratiou of this day and report each meeting to its secretary In a few years we expect that this day will be one of general observation among Liberals everywhere Our proceedings today wil con sist in paying tribute to the memory of Col Ingersoll and in reading ex tracts from his speeches and lee lures In my opinion Col Ingersoll was the greatest man of his time HIs greatness was attested by the world wide attention paid him by the f clergy by his ability to get people all classes to read and hear him The r most difficult accomplishment of the mind is to move and sway prejudice especially religious prejudice Where has there been another in this re sperm like him The whole world was his audience He moro then other man wiped out the jlfflral iiull of Christianity Even granite face of Presbytcrlanlsnj now droops in shame at bare of that monstrou doctrine This js immortality enough for one man F r this alone he com mantis tho lovjaatestT gratitude ofI rI fleQ bra Mr Ingersol iretension lie llhcro was ono r ho repeated J5fctlmthe lvcry depth or h twant J suing freedom of 4tlercelvingthatntg lectyal ouly don unsupported by eonornlc I jJt lnotr1f ot tills odes ot deal a In Indiscriminate an ome praise to magnify ai Itii clothe tile memory with un roe nd undeserved attributes I No man is worthy of eulogy who cannot be spoken of as ho was and who after the worst has been said cannot inspire reverence and love Wo are safe In declaring that nc criticism can bo brought against the life and memory of Col Ingersoll of such serious character as to tarnish his name and fame or lessen the love and reverence ho justly merits Greatness lies not alone in being strong but in the right use of strength The great man is he who deserves most of his fellow creatures and he deserves most of his fellow creatures who does most to free the brain of man from tho ghosts the miracles the superstitions the he lief In the divine rights of tyrants both of church and state and all other degradations of belief which chain mankind to the barbarism of the past The truly great man is ho who is fitted to become the model of an enlightened nation And no man is fitted to become the model of a na tion who is not willing to grant every other man the same right he demands for himself This was the great plea of Ingersoll It Is the plea of all Infidels Robert Ingersoll was great as an orator reformer and philosopher a lawyer poet humorist wit critic and as a master of the English lan guage but he will be remembered chlelly as an Infldel tho grandest word of tho nineteenth century the name which Invites hate from bigotry and prejudice and praise from com mom sense and reason t ro advance a step beyond its prerogatives is the churchs idea of In fidelity He who aspires or dares to know something different or more than theologians is an Infidel He who discloses principles in nature which antagonize the geology the astronomy the myths and fables of the Bible is an Infidel He who ex poses to the uneducated the dog mas and beliefs which do not accord with facts In nature anti which are I out of harmony with the existing reality of things Is an Infidel or There have been great men in the world great as artists great as mil I itary chieftains great as diplomats of great as founders of creeds great as poets and great as saints but the of great grand men of tho world have g been the great Infidels of tho world the great scientists nod Inconoclasts chiefly the men who In the faco of death tho falsehood tho big morcemmnrylatmotives men of both and state 4 rri rhavo eves endeavored to nnftlnvo and cnchalu the minds of the Ignorant by clothing nil mystery with tho super natural and by denying the pcoph the right to criticise think and Inves tlgate for themselves Against allied powers of king craft and priestcraft armed with scepter of Justice and tho shield of truth Infidelity stands a counsello of tho ignorant a guido of reason an advocate of independence a proclaim of liberty rind n defender of lust government Like an armed warrior HhcVplum ed knight Robert Ingorsoll march ed down tho highways of progress scattering the ghosts of dim ages like the morning sunlight scatters the mists of tho valley Full and fall upon tho brazen foreheads of the monsters of superstition ho threw his shining lance and powerless they fell before him The mailed gIants of orthodoxy came out to do him battle only to add to the wrecks that strewed his path Down went Eng lands great premier nail Americas great jurist and few thereafter dared face this man of might this man of farmenoff horl7cn tho cohorts of miracle howled defiance the multitude of small voices disturbed him not There wore heating of wings rattle armor and hlaro of trumpets such ns never broke peace in heaven before but onward and undaunted he held his shining course Ho was not greatest scientist nor tho most pro mind scholar and exponent of Ag nostloism in the ranks of Freethough ho was the masterful general that led the way Ask ye what ho did He unloosened the shackles of superstition with which Christianity Imprisons thE brain of childhood and set million free The whole world of man ii more free to think and speak since ht first championed the cause of Liberty of Man Woman and Child Let speech be free and tyranny nnd su persitlon cannot live He who does most to free the mind of man from till gods and ghosts anti hells and devils and fears of religion does most to merit the love nail praise of mar kind Ask ye what ho dld1 Ho gave more money to charity In one year them most preachers havo trains tc earn in a life time Ast ye what he did He lectured on Ghosts for two thousand dollars a night when preachers who defamed him could not command an audience of one hun lred people with free admission Ash aro what ha llii tic taught men tc think for themselvesto have opln Ions of their own and so lifted the dividiiality and dignity of tho race By his fearless public example the timid grew brave Ho popularized fircethought and free speech He dls polled tlib odium and contempt which superstition hind cast upon the Free thinker resurrected vthe fall name of Thomasieq from the mount mall the Iccbc thodoxy and forced the free sailihgof ry aroused the wholoworldTFoni its drowsy drunken dream of faith nil opened Its eyes to thefact that free tom of thought arid freo discussion of all subjects must be the only true basis of free government It Is only a question of time when Christian people will realize that lie was their friend and their defender against the centuries of organized con spiracy to fasten upon their brains the miracles the ghosts the super stations and the morbid beliefs of a barbarous and Ignorant nge nnd so keep them humble and subservient to iristccratlc anti ecclesiastical power What he did for ono man was plenty ins well the powers of superstition renllre it They are more or less happy that the voice that thrilled and charmed the world anti awakened It from tho dull lethargy of blind belief to the sober realities of reason Is stilled forever and freely they phophesy that his power and influence will ex pire with him That fond delusion may serve for a time as their con solation Ingersoll is dead but the thousands of brains ho freed are not- An Influence so enormous cannot tile It Is beyond computation It Insures him a cherished memory and a deathless fame In his day presidents and crowned rulers and potentates and great theologians and great statesmen have lived and passed from memory of man He lived to see the great tribunes- of orthodoxy Tones nnd Talmago and Moody become extinct existences HeI Ivod to see thousands of the imagin fry great who aspired to meet him In discussion pass into hopeless ob IIvlonIThe good he has done for the forld In liberalizing Christians and ull classes of men can never be esti iated All advanced thinkers of the church in this country are mostly the result of his work His example taught them to dare to tell tho truth Ie so liberated minds of the city that the clergy were forced to acato illogical and false premises Un drove Inspiration from tho field of fact and forced religion to become more consistent and generous Ho npartcd a stimulation to frcethonght that the world had never before tlmOtvnIThis impetus resulted In liberalizing the great monthly magazines and po onicnls of the country until now I they are practically either uicrthodox Infidel It created a demand for a lOwledKO of science und tho inves Cation of nature all along the lines advanced thought He plnntCl in the hearts of millions l people a feeling of kindness and ntloncss they never knew before Ho was eloquent lint ho did not use ir 111dida science to persuade people Hot not direct his eloquence above heads of his hearers but pointed his arguments low for tho surer chance of hitting theIr heads as wet as their hearts It has been boastfully proclalmc that Mr Insersolls power died with himThis can never be for this one son If for no other clergy themselves will not let It tile From the tiny Socrates drank tile hemlock on down to the present age the best test of a mans greatness his most pest the assurance of deathless fame nu bo measured by the hate continue and persecution with which nllglc assails hint In life and traduces his memory In death Instead of his power dying with him ho uttered thoughts which have become battle cry of an epoch Ills was tho masterful will which compressed life thoughts and preg nant words into phrases and sent them ringing down the centuries Unswerving and heroic ho took his stand by the altar of truth anti flom that altar neither sophistry fear caluminatlon nor hypocrisy could swerve him He honored truth and duty by an Iiallegiancespoke tho truth with love that It might fall upon the hearts of men and subdue them with its wInsome beautyIt true that he gave offense but If offinso come out of the truth het ter it Is that the offense come thou that truth beconccaleifc What greater perversity whi greater degradation mind tnan tin of being dishonest with our own thought No man can make the right start toward moral growth and Intel Hctual progression who tons not think for himself and who tines not act honorably with his own science Col Ingersoll is charged with em ploying ridicule The clergy male this charge as thoughno place ever existed in argumentl for this figui of speech It is thcr chief reply to everything Mr Ingerfioll ever sail about the Bible T e cry ridIcule and thus mislead thbir flocks while they never make the least attempt ti male known the arguments of Col Ingersoll and dlsprov him NothIng can be ridiculed except that which is ridiculous A profound conviction of the truth raises aman above the fooling of ridicule Truth and vIrtue cannot be ridiculed The mUltiplica- tion table cannot be rl lculol1 Agnes deism cannot be ridiculed It may thated and ostracised but it has no ghosts no miracles no visions no dreams no spirits no bedevile swine no Jonahs no floods no heav ens of brass no world of liughabl things from which sport and ridicul may be maufactured Christianity Is ridiculed boausd It is ridiculous and the clergy know It its proposltloy and absurd claims are out of harmony with the education and sclentifii developjaenj the ago When y anti falseh 1th there Is ii JJ than indivl r4a weighty argiinieiK orthodox believer It intended rprftjudico tho people against the teachings of Ingersoll without lot ting them mow what he tore down ft Is tie most deceitful charge all they bring against him It is a general reply to all he said It is a plain equivocation misleading the norant and uninformed Toro down what Who ever know Robt Ingersoll to tear down virtue love home truth justice mercy pity honesty science education liberty freedom of thought or nay indlvldua right What did he ever tear down but superstition hypocrisy sham falsehood greed and all the mean morbid unlovely emotions engender cd in human heart ff the fear of a revengeful God and an eternal hell What did ho ever attempt to tear down but that which humanltj has ever endured misery upon misery to escape Do reverend gentlemen wish tint the Dark Ages had never peen torn down Would they still have thin Inquisition religious massacre the torture of witches the New England Blue Laws tho persecution ol Tows and Quakers n state religion suppression of free speedo a cen sored press Popery Puritanism and other vicious and tyranlcal religious principles and institutions standing erect among uB1 Dr Lyman Abbott lately said It is foolish for any government to act upon Its traditions It is almost incredible that any intelligent person should think that a minister should think as ministers thought In the sixteenth century Life Is a condition tit Intellectual growth We ought to apply new thoughts to new conditions What is this but a license to tear down the crime and vice and fear ini ignorance anti error and hate which has over been fenced about with kingcraft and priestcraft Truth will always stand erect A religion which feels itself ridiculed Is not a healthy moral institution A cllglon which can be torn down to be torn down If there had over peen any tearing down of re gion we would still bo groping all tho vice Intolerance ignorance and barbarity of the Dark Ages The clergy do not understand or not seem to want to understand that upon the destruction of every error a truth rlres pure end bright ro tear down error Is to erect truth int that enough Isnt that al ho requirement necessary for prqgres slon Tho clergy do not seem to under stand that when disease is eliminated from the hotly nature builds tissues to their normal condition- tat when the human mind is set free of the errors and tho siiperstl tlons of barbarous ages thought Is stored to Its normal functions and enlightened humanity rises upon ruins of Ignorance nnd fear Jho Infidel tears down and this Is 0 way he builds What other build IlIg up does mankind require When the clergy speak ot building ty j I kCup they havo ever in mind a church spire or a convent of sonic Institution lit which to propogato belief in min aches the morbid dreams of a semI civilized tropical people and rover duce for myths and ancient charac ters who in no way affect or concert tho government of men today The build up children to make them Christians not to make them fret thinking independentminded foal less investigating women and men Building up in their estimation consists of piling brick upon morti and erecting great temples in which they may exclusively propogato their peculiar ideas nnd ancient heathen- Ish beliefs about the unknown anll through these dictate and govern sc cicty This building up is thane through imposition upon labor and Ignorance Abused humanity mires a coffin for its own thought every time it builds n church And they dont know tl for the reason that they never gress beyond tho belief of their In fancy and childhood They believe at fifty the same as they believed at five and are Just as helpless to he llovo differently- No religion no church no consecrated absurdity of any kind would over have had tho least show in thIs world if the priest had not silence the objections of the child As Ingersoll put it You cannot get tho robe of hypocrisy on so tliU that the sharp eye of childhood will not see through the veil This building up is further car rled on by Inculcating the fear of hell and scaring rich old rascals trembling on the brink of eternity out of their too often acquire wealth Ignorance is tho foundatic stone and money mortar hy which all this boastful building ui of Christian superstitlton Is co in ll shed Why should humanity continue to mild up an Institution that States have either discarded or are cndea orlng to divorce themselves there fromAgnosticism tears down no virtue no human hope no human progress no human happiness Rather teaches men to live for this lifo that It may be fitted for another If there be another life Tho tearing down argument Is n great bugaboo with weakmlndeil and Ignorant Christians They do not realize that Christianity is great eat tearer down In all the world They are either Ignorant of or excuse Its tearing down of the greatest civil Izations the world has ever known those of Greece and Rome It has not only attempted to tear- down Mohammedism and all other religions but wars with itself divii Ing into factions each endeavoring tem the other to pieces Catholoclst and Protestatnlsm for thirty long years engaged in the most cruel war in the history of all mankind in they efforts to tear down each other The assinated massacred wiped out iolo cities sparIng not even the old ie sick the women and tho Infants- It has over been its aim to tear cl chAUd n girttheirNothing but ignorance and superst blgotcTmptlousnoss and better than other people because they believe in the ghosts miracles legerdemain and mild wives tales of an ancient barbarous race and that everybody will go to hell If they don fall in and believe as they do This is all it has to give for tearing down freethought free speech science evolution and intellectual premacy Mr Ingersoll was not a great scholar lIe could not speak a dozen languages Ho couldnt say mass In Latin or translate the thoughts defunct theologians He spoke but one language like Shakespeare hums Goethe Voltairo and Paine Like them too ho was a great think er rather than a great scholar The scholar gleans from and memorizes the thoughts of others The thinker produces thoughts of his own Nature makes him great Tho magnificent endowments ol Ingersoll both physical nnd mental his successful life upright character loving nature and peaceful deaths con veys this most Important lessonthat Christian faith Is not essential to goodness nnd Justice that God does not visit his wrath upon the Infidel that nil the wrath of God thero Is or ever was Is simply the wrath of theologian which no man whose own brain Is his own property will over fear What a magnificent personality What a wonderful combination of heart and brain We picture hi- mrowa delight to the eye Imposing superior grand Again we hear his voice now like the flow of soft currents which wrap and dissolve us in ecstasynow like a great cataract thundering its un leasing anthems now like the whispering of night winds among forest boughsnow like the tumult and smash of battlenow tuned to firesides totes to loves soft accents to child hoods happy laughnow bursting Into wrathful scorn now sinking t mournful melody with the thought rf some human sorrow now leaping ike a lightning flash from heart of a thunder storm now subdued and tender as tho ladcned with the sound of years of departed happiness Wo listen wo strain to catch eac- hwordwo grow Intensewe thrill with sympathy at touch of suf ferlngwo hate wrong we scorn at picture of injustice wo glow with condemnation of persecution we triumph in the victory of tho ma- rtrwo soften to tears wo laugh wo burst into thunderous applause Great he was as nn orator but fill excelled in speech He spoke worrls richer than flue richest music words which were a delight when they fell from his lips which ngcr still In softened speech in the memories of all who heard them like time symphonies fitoallug Into the teachers wore tho torn hearts wall The tyrant and the slave rho street the factory the jail Tho palace and the graveIHo made the world waste places strengthened the homo ties and mad love anti joy blossom out of unfnltl fulness nnd neglect Ho dill nil this If ho lad done nothing else to merit tho love and approbation of mankind ho should bo everlasting reverenced as tho man who did mot to free the brains of the human race from the cruel dogmas of the Chris tian hell anti of Infant dnmnatloi Previous to his advent these mon strops doctrines held almost uulvorsr sway over the human mind But today there Is not an ccclcs astlcal assembly of any kind met to discuss dogma and creed in which tho ghost of Ingersoll tines not willie lofty majestic superb like Hamlets virtuous father striking awo and feat to tho crazed minds imbued with the divine justice of eternal hell Ono look at the Intellectual grace scale on that great brow quells tho horrl thought And todny by the side of over preacher discoursing from his pulpl stands his godlike form white truth radiant as love conquering as conscience Impelling shame and lence upon lips accustomed to brcatli the fumes of hell Ingersoll battered down the walls of Christianity entered its fortresses explored its dungeons and right there and then exposed to human view the worst hell that humanity has eve r known Ho showed the world that nil tho hell there is Is that within Chris tin nit Itself- Ingersoll fought Christianity not from a distance but within its own battlements and there upon own haltered ramparts he stands day a living part of Christian thought He Is believed in by countless thousands of tho Christian laity Try as they may tho clergy cannr avoid his presence All of their present reforms mod Mentions and reconstructions are largely tho result of his influenc among thom He Is ono of tho great silent factors in all their proceedings Great ideas travel slowly and for a tinge noiselessly as the gods whose feet wero shod In wool Forever the great world Is spinning down the ringing grooves of change ant slowly hut surely tho church of Christ Is emerging from tho chlh hood of thought Slowly siirel it is hearing toward the goal 1lantedl by cur great apostles of humanity Thomas Paine and Rober Ingersoll Iho time has already come when the clergy have begun to quote PaIne In their own defense of the belief the cxistenceof a God The time will come when they too will honor Robert Ingersoll wiser Christians will realize tint his oppo tion to their faith was for their own intellectual emancipation anti moral uplifting As stands tho unvanquished Brum oer lids ashes heap a sentinel ofI Time ocrlooklng superstitions blacl abyss as broods in endless thought oer priest cursed France tho mIghty a 11nrnnl Vnlfnlrn heiVllI a beaconlfght liberty to all enslaved and darkened minds As long as Kingcraft and priest craft continue to curse this sunny world as long as superstition degrades as long as mans inhumanity makes man to mourn Robert In gersoll will be a vital factor In the government of mankind Ills Immor tallty will extent even beyond this the work of infidel and Iconoclast Is ended when n federa of inanition is established on the foundation of Intellectual religious and economic freedom then Ingersoll will take on new light and mount high among the literary constellations Ho gave the world a wealth of sen tlment that will live as long as charm ed lovers wander wooing oer the vine clad hills as long as summer breezes are dimpled with the chasing waves of childhoods merry laugh as long as there are fireside affections tine leavetakings and homecomings as long as music and art and beauty anti truth and patriotism are inspirations of the human mind as long as pity paints a rainbow fringe oer the forsaken crushed and despairing hearts of men All the contumely and falsehood superstition and fanaticism cannot cloud his fame or dim It In tho least Tho burning of a little straw nay hide the everlasting stars hut sill they abide and like genius will en lure forever CHEAP LANDS For Homescekers and Colonies Tho country along the Cotton hell Itoutc In Southeast Missouri Arkan sal Northwest Louisiana and Texas offers the greatest opportunities tot ilomeseekers Mild climate goo water cheap building material alum dance of fuel and soil that will often In a single season yield enough to pay for tit ground Land can be ought as cheap as an acre prairie land nt and per acre up lottom land nt andC per acre up improved or partly cleared land at and fIC per acre up Some fine propositions for colonlestracts of 2000 or 8000 acres at 4 to lie- Iacroblg money In this for a good rganlzer Fruit and truck lauds In Ule famous peach and tomato belt of East Texas at to per acre up Vrlto us for Information about cheap rates excursion dates also literature lot us help you find a homo that will you no moro than tho rent you ry every year W iBAUMR P T lotion Belt Route St louts Mo THE WORLDS FAIR 1904 We still have quite a number of hose attractive BlrdsEyo Views tho St Louis Worlds Fair which ho mailed to any address on receipt of 10 cents In silver or stamps to epay postage Address GUO11GE MORTON G P T A M K T Box Oil St Louis Mo Dog Fennel in the Orient Is now he- Ing mailed to those who have paid up so send In your order at once anal get lono of tho first edition THE CRAND L SCHEME For Getting That First 10000 for the Blade That Has Ever Been Tried PLEASE READ IT PRAYERFULLY Cincinnati 0 Aug 1003 Grass Blade Lexington Ky Gontlcnlon Enclosed please find five dollars four dollars for my four Dog Fennels ordered last January and one dollar for 100 Blue Grass Blades to be sent weekly at a time with my own paper An old socialist friend who has been carrying monthlies anti weeklies for many years will distribute them In places where ho knows they will bo read anti after n while ho will try to Jet subscribers from these readers on the club plan I am going to keep this up for six months and will send you anqther flvo dpltars In a few weeks If this scheme should prove to be successful may keep it up longer If not try some other way- I havo boon waiting for somebody more Intelligent than am to advlso in the made a way of doing this work hut finding nothing am going to try my own scheme You unity send tho four Dog Fennels by express and will pay tho charges For the II Magazine I have sent you ono dollar last January ready Now kpVp up your courage anti the 10000 subscribers will como in lime Hoping to meet you about a year from now at St Louis I remain your friend CHARLES T BUAUN 010 Central Avenue Comment It will be seen that I am In the Blade recommending this samo plan std had written mine fore saw thlH Tho postal card plan260 for five cards Is good and will suit many bet her than this plan proposed by Bro I Braiin Dutchman but ho spells Eng list right all tho same and I hope that tho postal card system will be supported by all of those who like It better LXBut it occurs to me very forcibly whit Bro Braun here proposes Is the quickest way to get to the 10 000 circulation payIlint almost anybody can send 5 cents at onto for five papers and can sendlas ninth more as they are able and willing to send But the beauty of this plan Is get ting tho Blade into packages instead of Into single wrappers And by this Braun plan there will bo thousands of people who will read the Blade by s just buying copy a a time for aboutacents each who would not dare scribe for It and have it come regur rl mlille Thero are thousands of men who drink four barrels of Kentucky white ky every year by buying it drink at a time no ono of whom would dare to buy a barrel at once anti have it sent to his house What I want to see mud what I pect to see If the Lord stands by this paper as he has been doing is the Blade going In packages of from five to twenty flve each to one address for each package to little towns and big ones and crossroads and mills lad shops In the country all over tho United States and I am just as certain will live to see mat time as am that will get to heaven CHURCH TRUST Is Suggested By Dr Bruce Brown as Means of Reaching the Poor Chicago Aug l1A trust Inre Mglous forces to bring about economics In soulsaving after the manner if the commercial world has been advocated by tho Rov Bruce Brown n the Northsldo Christian church It Is high time there should be a trust in religious forces and re sources he said Our present meth tend to multiply churches In re spectable communities and to leave ilunis destitute of church privileges We build so ninny churches among o comparatively good people that vo have no money left preach the gospel to tho poor The Millenium vill hover dawn on a divided church The kingdoms of this world will not be made tho kingdoms of God by any sect or schism Our usefulness and fliciency and Influence would be magnified many fold if we would ease multiplying churches where hey are needed tile most I am in favor of a religious trust THE RELIGION OF CASSIUS CLAY Four or fivo years ago CassIus M Clay wrote me a complimentary ter In which he said to mo The world Is just beginning to appreciate you Tho Lexington leather In an ticle upon Mr Clays death says Clay professed Christianity while at Yale and was baptized by a Bap List minister In New Haven Sound hut his study of to bcriptures on his return homo rather upset his faith tnd ho finally wrote to New Ha vet nilnlKter to strike his name from the roll of the church Ho said ho saw around him the ministry landing for slavery as a divine In tltntlon and preferred If God was on their skin to stand with the devil Ho says the ministry of that time waR composed of false prophets that t was nnccHEnry to destroy along rlth slaveryCINCINNATI And Return via QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE Account CINCINNATI FALL FESTIVAL Tickets on sale September 7 to 19 cusivo good returning September 21st j illillJllf d l Iuhu JSBL1DE u DR I POHL Writes Concerning the Future Policy of The Blue Grass Blade Lemon Street Buffalo N Y Aug 1903 Mr Charles Moore Editor Blue- Grass Blade Lexington Ky Dear Sir and BrotherNearly all of the last Issue of the Blade con n appeals to Its friends for prompt and assistance to prevent Its discontinuance In some Issues you severely chide them just and unjust alike for their apathy and Infck of material support of tho Blue Grass Blade which you say Is the best Liberal paper of 1s kind There cer tainly are worse which have come to my notice for Instance Higher Science and The Pink Iconoclast which In my opinion have no reason for existing I suppose they are among your exchanges Now hon estly how can such stuff appeal to any cleanthinking honest man How can any decent person revel In or countenance such obscene drivel without losing all selfrespect and becoming himself defiled by Its very contact Onlyn degenerate can write or read such moral filth with out disgust and shall we allow our- selvesJ to be misjudged by permitting such dross to be palmed off on the unwary as legitimate Liberal propaganda without protest of challenge Not none of it for me am a Liberal but not a Libertine Of us Liberals Christians expectand right ly so from tho claims we make the highest moral standing In all that comes from us for us they have a different stricter code of ethics than that applied to their coreligionists of us better things are expected hon esty purity tolerance brotherly love and nil the rest of the virtues the lack of which we are so constantly pointing out In our Christian breth ren If we set ourselves up ns men tors let us first of all by precept or practice show ourselves worthy to be teachers Let us live and act our parts in this life in a manner that when Christians point to us as Infi dels they can lay at our doors no I worse accusations than those they could truthfully bring against our lamented leader Col Robert G In gersoll My position as an avowed Infidel Is too well known as to allow of any captious interpretation of the protest which I herewith enter agalnsta certain abuses which find shelter In some socalled Liberal lit erature unworthy of that sublime at tribute and which are a damage and j a detrimentinstead of a helpto the causeof Liberalism I am a friend of the Blade and mean to stand by It through thick and thin helping to the best of my ability with deed and word as long as I consistently can do so Than myself no better sturdier and fearless champion Is fighting for Its continuance jam Its friend no sycophantic courtier as such I claim the privilege to expose and help cor rect its weak points and fallings in order to make It strong and invul nerable With this preamble I am going to free my mind of a burden that has for some time weighed me down with crushing pressure Friends to whom I have confided my resolve to write to you on this subject have warned me against such a step as It would only bring down a torrent of abuse on my poor head without remedying the evil I told them I had confidence in your integrity and knew you would accept my epistle If not my adviceIn the same kindly spirit ns it was written can In a measure sympathize with you In your outbursts of righteous Indigna tion some times more emphatic think elegantat Christian lies and hypoc risies because in me there Is some of the same combative mettle I come from fighting ancestors and have In herited some of their aggressive mili tancy and Impatience against all shams and falsehoods While have a great deal of admiration for you personally Mr Moore I regard It a duty which am not at liberty to shun to tell some plain truths which your professed friends seem not In the habit of telling you You need above all things to get a clear view 1of the situation the true causes of crisis In which the Blade finds Itself as It presents Itself to me after duo Investigation and no true friend will quibble or flatter when he should testify as a faithful witness 1Hence the directness with which endeavored to speak on a ques tion of such vital Importance to the cause at large and to you personally as Its representative isToo much space has been given In the past to factional quarrels I sup pose old Kentucky soil and climate may In a measure have something to do with this Column after column to the exclusion of good and Interest Ing reading matter have been given up to blatherskite and billingsgate with all the same vehemence and vile tactics employed by our Christian friends Liberal fighting Liberal Brotherhood of man Indeed Where in then I ask are we better than they Is It not about time to call a halt to these senseless selfish friends dangerous and jnlmlcal to the cause servlug no other purpose but to sow hatred and dissatisfaction to lower and degrade to make us the laughing stock of our arguseyed Christian brethren to whom as soon as wo have our breaths we IlIImanltarlanwoctrlnes with a vengeance Every olio of the six or seven subscribers which procured and handed you through our mutual friend Dr Wetmore order his subscription stopped at that time because there was nothing to read but fight and trouble In tho struggling Infidel ranks lists what that cost us then Resently have made a canvass in this city among Liberals whom lap proached with a view to securing them as prospective future sub scribers and with whom left sample Blades for Inspection The consensus of opinion was that on account of the AbJ A coarse profanity nnd nhuslvo lan guaRO tho paper was not deserving of support Those may seem hard words but such was my experience Tho very ones whoso help and sup port would provo most valuable to tho cause and incidentally to tho financial standing of tho paper with out which the sphere of useful Influence Is sadly limited tlioso very ones say representing tho Intelll gence the brain of our couunmulty without whom no party can command serious attention refused Its admit tance to their library table not on account the stand It took In matters religious but sad to say on account of the profanity and coarseness of Its language the abuse and vllliflcatlon needlessly and unjustly showered up on some of tho characters under treatment Vituperation abuse and Intolerance never will bring any con verts of any worth to the ranks they argue and they are right as we all know from experience It is much to have free speech and free press It Is more however to use them wisely and to good advantage without losing sight of their just and proper limita tions Some for whom I have sent In subscriptions and to whom the Blade Is being sent naked me to have It discontinued on similar grounds and only after strong representations on my part and after promising them to use my Influence to secure a moderation In language and more just and true appreciation of the subjects under treatment was able to per suade them to forbear a little longer Others again to whom it is being sent never see it simply because their wives Intercept and destroy It thus defeating the very object for which It Is Intended Now mind you in many Instances these are not nar rowminded bigots but women of telligence and strong Liberal ten dencies whose cooperation would be of Inestimable value to the cause anti to you as one of Its representatives Good business judgment It seems to me would dictate a change from Its present tone so much more so as no sacrifice of the original purpose and policy of the Blade Is called for With Ingersoll say Let us be honest Tell thetruth at all times however distasteful It may seem at times still let us be honest Its more manly more courageousIn fact the only course to command respect Let tho Blade live up to Its motto Edited by a heathen In the Interest of good morals Make of It a clean family paper devoid of all vulgarity and coarseness allow no violation of reputable literature usage In the em ployment of language or carrlcature nothing offensive to good taste and refined sentiment should find refuge In its columns Dont let us continually cry out agaInst the dishonest methods of Christians calling them thieves liars and worse names because they revile the memory of Infidels sacred to us who no longer can refute their ca lumnles Are we any better nay are we not worse than they because we viciously and knowingly tell the same falsehoods about their dead leaders whose memories Ure eqiraliy sacred to them Let us look at things in their true prospective as they appear to the normal wellbalanced eye carefully examine all available facts and give a wise unbiased fearless deduction according to our findings To use senseless profanity and ridicule Is not valid argument it can serve no other purpose than to alienate the very people It would be to our advan tage to reach and enlist In the serv Ice of our cause Extremists are generally not the safest guides and the rational thinker hold out no In ducement for Indorsemeht A breezy style refulgent with bright wit scathing satire virile forceful fearless language would make the Blade a dread and a scourge to hypocrisy and superstition and create praise and demand where here tofore there has been but condemna tion Within a compartlvely short time I have added to the Blade some sixtyfive new subscribers the best proof I can offer that am no Idle if you will use every endeavor to make the Blade clean and wholesome reading eliminate nil objectionable features therefrom you will not only retain these sixtyfive but through them others will come to you and it will cost no great effort to bring the subscription list to a figure where Its Influence will be generally and widely felt The Blade ought to be synomy mous with Integrity truth and ac curacy If you see It In the Blade Its so pledge myself should the pro posed reforms meet with your proval to send you annually not less than ten now subscribers or pay from my pocket the equivalent In support of the paper Thats fair Is it not Before you condemn my temerity In so openly criticizing the Blade would suggest that you submit the subjectmatter of this letter to a pop ular vote of your subscribers and confidently predict when you count the votes an overwhelming majority will be cast sustaining my posltlo In the matter The fundamental remedy to uplift the people from their mental apathy and lethargy to emancipate them from church thraldom and supersti tion to dispossess their tyrannical masters of their illgotten holdings to better conditions generally Is to bo hoped for only In a better and more thorougn education the true exponent of which should find representa tion in our old friend Charles Moore through that champion of humanitarian doctrines the Blue Grass Blade What wish to urge then Is a thorough expurgation of the Blade and confidently prognosticate a new and prosperous era for our doughty Liberal organ The subscribers we shall not longer have to seek for tracted by its very excellence as an educational and reference work they will come to It unasked The Blue Grass Blade then and not before a welcome guest in the homes of those righteousthinking honest peo who seek tho truth for truths flake Cordially and fraternally GUSTAV POHL MRS M 1 UTTER Writes From Newton Iowa About Dr Hammer In the Penitentiary Newton Ia Aug 16 1903 Rev C C Moore Dear SirIn reply to A A Snows Inquiry In regard to Dr M R Ham mer will say that you gave a very good answer to him Dr Hammer Is still at Fort Madl son Ills health is fairly good He Is stationed at a gate In the South east corner of the prison yard which ho opens and shuts to let teams in and out Ills record Is good and he is trusted by the officials accordingly Strange to say they have seen none of tho criminal characteristics In his Hammond Is my guest for the last six weeks I have hardly know what to do for her she has been weak heartbroken She had bullded her self to think of her husbands release as a matter of course and when the petition for his pardon from over 2000 Jasper county Iowa voters was sent in she was living on hopes of the Doctor being speedily restored to the Governor deliberately used to take favorable action and when she came to realize that he would not grant a petition the blow was more than she could stand Her condition has been criticalthere- was so little foundation to build upon Her physician said She has been nearly three years breaking down and It will take a long time to get her up again- Whether the voters of this county are going to stand idly by and allow such indignity to bo heaped upon them by a Governor who has himself pronounced the petition one of the largest petitions ever handed In to a Governor remains to be seen Be that as It may Governor Cum nuns has lost the friendship of sev oral hundred volers In this locality Dr Hammer would appreciate let tens from his friends everywhere He cannot answer letters but he can receive any number Address Dr M R Hammer Fort Madison Iowa care of Hon N N Jones HUTTER CommentAs soon as I got that letter read It to my wife and we ermined to Invite Mrs Hammer to come and spend a month with us will get a railroad ticket for her for advertising If I can and If I cannot get t that way Iw11l somehow The Lord Cummins is no good tryrotlary officials have more heart than they will treat Dr Hammer His position is an easy one the outcome it will all be rt Dr Hammer and his family the cause of Infidelity Dr Hammer Is being liui because he Is an Infidel Our o redress Is to double our energies to crush the Christian religion the damnedest fraud that ever cursed the earth Rome Congress Fund R C King Carlisle Ky book Chas T Braun Cincinnati 10 books- A M Krone Cincinnati O 10 books J H Fraser Cincinnati book C Moore Lexington Ky books M Wamsley Cincinnati 10 books B Gray Ashland Ky books Capt Carr Ashland Ky books NoteI prefer that subscriptions be received for the proposed book at at the price of one dollar and postage and no other condilons prevail If go will have to have interpreters In several languages and also sten ographers and therefore I can form no idea of what my exact expenses will be while there It will be my object to have as many books as possible scattered among Liberals there fore prefer orders for books rather than for donations However thos who are able anu teel like donating to the book not to meIt will be cheerfully so recorded While It will be a great pleasure trip to me and I will be right in my element still this is not the object regard that congress as being the greatest event of modern history It means more to humanity than the coming and going of Popes and Kings more than the rise and fall of na tions or changing the maps of em pires It will be an epoch In history the triumph of humanity over superstition the victory of Philosophy over Bigotry the blossoming into full flower of the seeds of Liberty sown by tho millions who dared with their lives to nurture Its growth When that congress moets could every voice cry out that was forever stilled In torture chambers and in dungeon solitude the very walls of Rome would tremble with their trl umphant shriek This will be their daythe day of those who suffered immortal anguish as well as the day we triumphantly call our own This congress will bo the victory of martyred millions It will dignify Liberalism all over the world It will make glorious history for our cause and feel that everything relating to it should bo preserved and feel that this reflects your own sentiments If donate my time and expenses of family while away I feel that I will bo doing my full part More than this cannot afford If there are enough books subscribed for from which the profits at 100 and postage will meet expected expenses I will go I prefer that ho one send money now Sickness of myself or family might prevent my going and It would l KentuckiansOFFICIAL THE WORLDS FAIR CITY Finest passenger service through St Louis Owensboro and Evansville to all points In the West and Southwest- If there nro any Reduced Rates In effect on account of special occasions Homeseekers or Colonists Excursions we have them ASK US FOR RATES From Any where To Every where AND ASK US FIRST E WOMACK GEO GARRETT City Passenger Agent Traveling Passenger Agent- J IRWIN General Passenger Agent LOIUSVILLE KENTUCKY lJ be a lot of trouble to return the money But when see that all In favorable to going the money will then be called for As to the name of the book I am not going to select any doggone name of my own Each subscriber will be entitled to the right of proposing a name for the book and will make a present of ten books to the one who proposes the name that accept The name must be written on postal and dated land addressed to me If sev eral should propose the same name the one proposing It first will have the honor of naming the hook and he given the reward- I will endeavor to get a phtotograph of the congress assembled and of all the great Scientists and Liberals present with their autographs a photograph of the Bruno monument with crowd around It and all other pictures which think will make fine Illustrations for the book Illustra lions of course make a book more expensive and these with cost of Interpreters and stenographers and unforseen Items will necessitate a large order for the book before the trip can be assured- I will find out soon as near as can what the trayell111LnnI JuJna expenses will be II can 30 cents on each book It will require the sale of at least 1800 copiesthis for a rude estimate J w The MeOrial ttlndianapollt which August littonal Liberal holiday b soil lemonlal J As people can more conveniently assemble on Sunday than on week days it was decided to hold the mem orial on either the Sunday previous to or following August 11th and the choice was made on the following SundayIt important that one fixed day be observed that all Liberals may act in concord In cities Liberals can more conveniently get together on week days or week day even ings than those living in the country and villages- It Is impossible for tarmers to leave their wekday occupations and travel to a distance and possibly be pelled tl remain over night So that the day may be convenient to all let us recognize and observe the Sunday following August 11th which day falls on Sunday every seventh anni versary anyhow So far as know the Los Angeles Liberal Club is to be credited with the honor of holding the first Inger soil Memorial which took place last year iuis club Is generally ahead In everything and when every city large and small In the country can boast a Liberal society like that of Los Angeles and come up to it in enthusiasm and work then indeed Liberalism will begin to feel that it has a spinal column Secretary Col line of this club Is first to make a report with a four page program with a handsome cut of Col Ingersoll on first page and quotations from In gersoll at top and bottom of each order of exercises were elaborate and us follows Order of Exercises Rev T W Williams Chairman a Romance Op Beethoven bj Serenade SchubertAlard Carl Muskat Introduction by the Chairman Valse in A majorMoszkowski- Miss Carrie B Conger n Only In Dreams Reginald do Koven b Through Sunny Spain Tlto Mattel Miss Virginia L Kellnm The Liberty of Man Woman and Child Robert Ingersoll Read by Miss Ruth Messmore Andante from Violin Concerto Mendelssohn Karl Muskat We hope to receive a goodly num her of reports of meetings All we want Is a start and the day will soon grow to be one of general observa tion But some one must take the lead In each community or the hull day will be a failure Liberals are slow to move and one or two in readytosacrifice to start any Liberal move meeting at Indianapolis was a success In one way and a disappoint ment in another Secretary Sachs was away on his vacation but intended returning in 1 time to go to Indianapolis and en gage a hall and advertise the meeting In the papers- waited for him to return from day to day but not appearing made ready to go to Indianapolis on Friday myself but as usual with doctors something very Important happened an allday caseand could not go wrote to the Indianapolis Liberals and did my best to get the meeting advertised and hall selected but the arrangements were not perfected con sequently a great number of Liberals failed to find us After business proceedings were attended to the meeting was ad dressed by myself J H Fraser of Cincinnati C C Moore Lexington Dr T J Bowles Muncie Ind Jas Anderson Onkvllle Ind Judge D D Evans Danville Ill A B Wyatt At tica Ind and J H Dodds Nashville Tenn Most of these wer short dresses and were followr y st ies anti reminiscences of Col Ingersoll in which nearly every one present gaged and which were most enjoyable Every one was delighted and felt that a good start had been made and that eventually this will be a great anniversary of Liberalism have more enjoyable limes than Lib orals when they get togetherbut the trouble is to get them together Those who isolate themselves do not know what they miss by it Let us bo more social We are naturally warm of feel ing because we ma e a common sacrifice and unselftls y work for the emancipation of hurtanity There are no salary jittachmenrj no social hon or el or selfish ad therefore d genuIneng and tneb ds1L attendance of our meeting at nlch lasted until ocloc and Mrs Coppock most genial and lovable people conducted a few of us to the Soldiers Monument and there we were grouped and had our pictures takenthose in the group being C C Moore Judge D D Evans Mr and Mrs Coppock and children of Indianapolis C F Braun Mr and Mrs A M Krone Mr add Mrs J H Fraser Marcus J Cunning and mother and myself all of Cin cinnatiI enthused over the start but greatly regret the disappointment of the Liberals who came and did not find us From the reports I am re ceiving there must have been sev eral hundred Street car conductors said they were belng questioned all day about IL But It was Just one of those circumstances that couldnt be helped There was no one but myself to do anything and just couldnt get away It is too cussed bad but we will meet again In Indianapolis and make up for It Every one am sure will rejoice at our official action In laying the corner stone of a great Liberal holiday In honor of that great man who was the model of what a nation and human society should be J B WILSON President N L P CHARLES FLOYD CARR My Splendid Looking Baby Namesake Will Get a Dog Fennel have received a handsome picture cf n splendid looking baby boy the photo card being marked Boyces Studio Parke St cor Sale cola III On the back of It Is written the C Moore This Is the boy named for you Charles Floyd Can Is his name This picture Is for you Ho is a splendid looking fellow and regard that as the highest of all pliments that can be paid me I In tend to send him a copy of Dog Fen nel with my dedication and blessing in It as soon as the book Is out Some good friends have been kind enough to nnmo children for my wife and for me and it Is our purpose to send each of them a little keepsake and if any have failed to get them hope they will notify me THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT finds greater appreciation when one reads of The Town That Jack Built and the money making possibilities In tho direct contigiuv thereto Send twocent stamp for D of his pamphlet and other Katy publications equally as atractlvo and interesting Address KATY Suite A St Louis Mo Dont miss reading Dog Fennel on ly 100 Send In your order for Dog Fennel now ready for delivery TEXAS 1AND DACK 15I00 SEPTEMBER 15TH finallimia oct 6th- ASK NEAREST TICKET AGENT OR WRITE T BOWSHEA P T RY CINCINNATI CONVENT CRUELTIES- Is the title of a phamphletby a for Introductionthe APeep t 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dlftcult cases of a private nature which were looked upon as incurable that he is now considered and near as the most teliilile anil trust specialiy4dsWrAeteeDr Fellows has for a number of years held an enviable reputation In the medical line and has made a specialty of a number of diseases thereby becoming familiar with them and enabling him to treat them sue cessfully He Is wellknown as a nounced advocate In all lines of free thought and stands well In his pro fession wherever he Is known THE BEST LINEno J r tpr rwns V hn oInjnnn soiaLo llleRuilnyiLINETOTHEFAMOUS Tf fr rJNCfl wy odf4 5Jl0 0Ailm- I OT F i ft BLUE GRASS BIiADE r Short LetterDoonvood MinnI have Just 111 your article Tho aspiration of m life Is to get those 10000 subscribe for the Blade in the July 2Cth the mode ahofI have never written but once to your paper and you shortened that letter so as to almost spoil tho sells of It I did not write when the sllbject Why I Am An Atheist wns offerel1 For was born of an Atheist mother For two years I have tauten tho Blol1l and enjoy reading It My sister pall1 for It ono year for me and my mother paid for It this year I have reall all your appeals for the 10000 slllJ a scribers and would have dono some thing to help you but our first dul Is to ourselves Wo are poor people we have four children to provide for You may think It strange we coull1 not send some money to you but we feel lucky to pay our running ex penres My husband goes to North Falls to pay for our home with the good wages they give there write to you just as commonpla a letter as you always give your reod ers Now have often thought of mailing a few Blades to different dresses I think that might enable to get a few subs But truth to tell dont know of any of my frlenl1p or relatives who would read the JalJCf If sent to them for a year only those who now take It I cannot send you 250 for the five cards but please just accept the mere pittance of cents which I cnclose in this letter I really cant afford to send more I know you did ask t money to be given but I cant send you a subscriber I should he very glad to talC Dog Fennel In tho Orient If I can get the money Will see about It later perhaps get a book from the second edition Take heart Mr Moore tithes tlmo for everything I am a s young woman to give an elderly mnn advice but it is not long since began asking for the 10000 subs crib ers They may Miipa TTTTT in now You have lIfo rf this little errconslderii all you have gone throIughso + despair1t y situated 19 JRmwho would notlade if would wens if quite do pa nnotli u l find r Fen valelra Iowa Piease Tira enclose draft for120 for Dog Fennel In tho Orient Yours for investigation to learn the truth of thl gsL C VERNOCOM Webster CltyIn regard to your In qulry I shall have to beg to be k cused a little longer Tho details in cident to building a new house have kept me constantly occupied We be gin to move this week and that fact will need no further explanation to tho Blade sisters at least I am ah solutely overwhelmed wltB work and my correspondence is seriously neglected and can only make good prom Ises for the future Immediately after having put our household goods intr our new location shall have to start to tho Auburn Neb Chautauqua whero am to give two lectures My dates being the llth and 20th of Au gust after which I return via New ton Iowa and fill a date there on August 23d which is tho regular an nual picnic at that place Had not niado the arrangement to take this trip early In the spring could not possibly get away at this time Any of your readers whose correspondence has lapsed will kindly note this ex planation enclose 125 for Dog Fennel In the Orient Please do not forgot to check mo up on subscription which remitted a few weeks ago II CLOSZ P SOur new address will be changed but ono number Instead of 537 it will be Bank Streetl1 C Italy TexasI herewith enclose tweetmo one copy of Dog Orient Wishing you grand success with both the B G B and Dog Fen not am yours very trulyW B ARMSTRONG Ryan Ind Ten Please find post office order for 125 to pay for Dog Fennel Jim hit them hard I like your style You may die but your paper will live on It has too many mead writers lion C C Moore cant die for God wont kill the devil can see tho Lord was with him on his long journey Jim dont let our Preacher Mooro see this until you send that book Two years ago you advertised for an Infidel wife for me and I thought I had got But she decided sho was too young for me and let me fall a hell of a Jolt i M MARTIN- Duncan Ind TrIEnclosed money order for two Dog Fennels en close 40 cents for postage I did my best to get more but failed Lots of them want to borrow my Dog Fen nel now Damn a milk and cider man or woman I hate such more than I j do a straight out Christian book post basic JOHN W JONE Slgourney Iowa Enclosed find n draft for 120 to pay for Dog Pen ncl and postage on sane reallzo from Mr Hughes statement that his profits If ho pays the postage is vei smalle only cents and If all would send 20 cents It would give him 20 cents which is certainly IIUlo enough will bo anxiously waiting to see the book which feel sure will not disappoint any onoT mcn ARDSON Earllngton 11 sent you my der a few days ago for three cOJles cf Mr Mooros bookatnce then- thelo has beets something said ahout sending an amount to pay postas In the enclosed card you will find 25 cents I also suggest that you the three books to me hero by ex press will pay any balance express charges here If you send b express please notify me by IJoslal card W CAL MORGAN Cincinnati Ohio Enclosed find 125 for Dog Fennel have read your article In the Blade of August and gladly add the quarter to malw up for additional expense for Moore having written more than h himself aulicipatedMAX IIUEGE LaPlatn Mo am still living Am busy now but want to do all I can for the love of humanity Find P 0 order for 200 for Blade and Dog Fennel BENJAMIN WRIGHT Rowletts Ky Enclosed you have my check for 290 for two Dog Iel1 eels and postage on same which send to me at this place with mine sent Bro Moore tho dollar for m copy before he went to the Orient three copies to me and for the other 50 cents send Blade to George Cl mer Hardyville Ky Send me or or two copies of tho Blade contai Ing the debate between Dr Pohl and Mullen the Campbelllto preacher have tho promise of threo or fOllr more subscribers As soon as I can seo the parties will forward to you L F MANSFIELD trIl Sterling Ky Please let me know how much extra It costs m1 to have the cuts made for the pictures 1In the Blade If within my reach mf1JnX son for gome I am nrthe circulation of the BladeEM FREDRICK Answer aero may occasion be pictures by Mr atson licston In the Blade time uut If can get the 10000 subscribers there will be one or more pictures rom him in each Issue and until that time I think we had better use nl our spare money help get the Hyattsvil enclosed j dollar V in the nc and it pleases Brc seen me only oi but will please keel as though two copies hau tnd give Bro Hughes the other 75 cents so as to help lighten his Ion a little You know I need only one copy anyhow and subscribed for two merely because I wanted to help a ijood work along and because In the very beginning It was somewha doubtful as to wheuier you would get enough subscribers to justify you In gain to Abrahams tomb I sent tin letter with the two dollars to Russell Cave and will be glad if you will let mo know whether It reached you or not do not in tho least object to paying for one copy of the book for I know it will bo worth a grea leal more than even that sum Please remember me kindly to all InquIring friends and may the Lord he will you till wo meet agalnA C QUIS ENBERRY Palms CalEnclosed please find 2one to renew for Blade and one for Dog Fennel in the Orient non as It is issued Of all the logoned names for a hook that caps tho climax Bro Moore is a queer nindle believe I can read him like a book but shall not give my reading here Suffice to say greatly admire the old fellow believe him to be very Inch a man and a good one too Ills writings for the Blade are different and much more pointed than my other writer Nearly every ar icle or comment ho writes have a jood laugh over for one would ike him to write more for the Blade In his own natural woy I think there aro many more who voice the same entiments Dr Wilson Is a fine writer nnll many others but Wilson is much Bro Moore the has his own original style Ho hews to tho line ancl lets the chips fall where they will dont have much admiration for licso policy writers they are too much like Christians When was from five to seven years old my parents wanted me to go to Sunday pool every Sunday It was the thing all things that despised Put at that early ago Just doted on trying to chop wood One Sunday morning rebelled against going to Sunday school and to bribe mo father prom isoel me If I would go he would let chop wood when got back As soon as got homo went to tho wood ird picked up a big heavy ax and the first stroke made split my toe the entire length the nail of which Is divided into two parts to this day Of course it was a punishment goingnot to Sunday school In those tlmos they preached hellfire and Imstono until everything looked hllle never could figure out how It was posslhle for a God to be all wise and merciful and yet bo so cruel and re vcngeful and so have been an Infl dol from youth though lived with dovuut Christian parents I had no hlIe conception of an Infidel until I wus past 25 yeas of age would glalIy get subscribers for tho Blade it I could I pass my Blades around rlslttIhiltI shall keep pounding away at them A man who is afraid by reason or policy to express his honest opinions Is not a very desirable element In auy society To illustrate how nlgl1gent we Liberals are have been in Cal Ifornla about nine months and Ilve 14 miles from Los Angeles and et have not attended one of their Liberal meetings there My Intentions wero good but somehow I entail not con nect lint I am going soon to hecoml acquainted with some of the good people there With good wishes for Blade readers and especially for y and Bro Moore am yours respect full1l II ARERHALTZER Comment All devils have split hoofs If any man can read me 110- a hook wish to God he would do It Its a durn sight more than I can do Whenever you find people with z their names look out for heresy ter Harriet Ciosz for instance Hughes Springs TexasEnclosel1 find 120 for Dog Fennel in the O- rlent100 for hook and 20 cents for postage also enclose a clipping front Dallas News which contains something never noticed before Is in regard to Adams first wife Please give sonic light on tho matter if convenient JtjHN ANDERSON Whatcom W VaI um pleased that you have returned safely from your trip to tho old world and am waiting very impatiently for my bool Dog Fennel In tho Oriontas expect some very far reaching facts In It Hoping you will have a sale of at least half a million of these boos am yours trulyB F SMITH Oscar Ind Ter Enclosed 220 100 for Blade and 120 for Dog Fennel and postage I sent my name about a year ago and have be6n wait- Ing Impatiently ever since I seethe b Blade you havo It really Send it on by first fast mall As soon as get time am going to try to get up a club for you In tho meantin hold the fort You know you aI ways have my best wishes N II GRAYSON Hagcrstown Mdl have occaslo advanced you 250 5O and every tnr Blade dubs Eve Blade reader without a single ex ception should earnestly mar others to subscribe and get their money and send it to you at life own expense glad of the opportunity to do that much for the grand cause of Rationalism ours for proper methods untiring energy and boiindlcf success D WEBSTER GROH Otr to Station IownE closed f P O order Fi thp Dog Fennel a other 100 ap to the rc os hypoer r Christianity and cupItT go to church because Jit Is fashionable und gives some people better stanllipg In society and U1I rogue is morn able to hide uu roguery In the church I am a German birth I have studied the Bible for years and have it by heart so that can take it up with any priest 01 preacher without taking the book In my hand was once a Sunday school superintendent in a Seventh Day Adventist church and that opened my eyes more than anything else CARL ZIMMERMAN Lawrence TexasSend me Dog Fennel in the Orient I send you tho extra 20 cents for postage has gotten several parties who say the ire going to subscribe for the boo as soon as they can get the moue My Blade goes the rounds Lots ot my friends read It when they can got hold of It I want them to RuhI scribe for the Blade and think some of them will soonW A MITCH ELL Coleman TexasI herewith hint you express mono order for 120 for Dog Fennell in the Orient which you will kindly mail mo when ready to bo distributed am a reader of the Blade and often mention some or the many wise comments contained therein at tho table at hotel where board A fellow boarder Rev Wil lIam Stanley a Campbelllo preacher emarked a few days since that he was well acquainted with Charlie in fact you and ho had occupied the lame pulpit and that you lost your tend and had over since been badly off In fact you hall embraced the Christian religion on three different iccaslons hut each time backslldcd This same man professed to be well icqualnted with Mrs Henry but did not thlnl much of her mental capacl ties Of course we all know what hose old mossback Campbellltes are 0 JOHNSTON Winchester Ohio Enclosed 100 for subscription to Blade would Lye sent for tho postal cards but IIlght and superstition havo settled n this backwodu forever possibly and tho people would hate mo for ending a serpent like the Blado into their homes Be patient with tho rlestcursed people Only truth and 3ason expressed In the very best of kindness can win souls to tho cause of reethoughtW B OWLAND Lima Ohio Pleaso find enclosed oney order for 120 for Dog Fen si and put mo down for tho Blade Magazine think can raise cents when it is due would like to do something to help tho Blade but am a woman and dont have the iportunlty to talk to men and as all o women In my neighborhood are either Catholics or cranks I havo no chanco to get up a club for the ade know of several men who claim to be Atheists but it seems that all they will do is just rip the k rilL COLDS My COLD CURB relieves the hed nose throat and almost immediate A 25cent vial will break up any cold and prevent Grip Bronchitis and Pneumonia DYSPEPSIA CURE is certain remedy for all forms of indigestion and stomach troubl- eltuNYONS KIDNEY CURB restores the natural functions of the kidneys even 1when those organs seriously involved gelIhow disgusting the Bible Is but to tl to get them to subscribe for an Infill book or paper well you Just cant They are afraid to have literature that kind come to teen for fear 1 will hurt their business There a great deal of such that cornea to our house and wo all would be glall to get more and pay for all thai am able to pay for am just 1IIw you Mr Moore am beginning to think that there are a lot of old hloocrites among Infidels They lovo mako a lot of noise about th churches hut when called on to do something they just go away hacl and sit down and try to hide Well know of several men here in Lima of just that kind and if dont heal from them pretty soon through thl Blade am going to send you theIr names and may bo you can Rend them something that will stir thm up You see I am just a young vert It Is only two years sine through Pastes Age of Reason and R G Ingersolls Liberty of 11an Woman and Child I became full converted to Atheism and have been trying to do a little something for the uplifting of my own sex But am bound to do more am not going to let anything male mo take a hacl seat I think there can bo more ac cciinplished through literature thau any other way and there is no fidel paper or magazine that can do store than the Blade So you have my best wishes and efforts to male the Blade a success MRS NELL EVANS Los Angeles CalifBlade hero on timegetting better each Issue I seo the suggestion of a friend in Cinch natl regarding the delivery of Dog Fennel which is good Even then all tiers should send postage 20 same All will not send Send me by freight all Dog to subscribers in Los Angel though some pay postage postage pay freight to thlR I will deliver to subscriber e completed arrangements to Ingersolls birthday August office is headquarters Jllub If you decide to send books to mo and send any that are not paid for will collect amount due or keep hooks until paid for E E ADSWHAT DO WE BELIEVE Mr C C Moore Lexington Ky Dear Sir have been reading the series of articles entitled Why Am nn Atheist from the of the ai JireelthlnlOrs tlansIThe writers begin by saying the are Atheists and then demonstrate their assertion by showing the Incon grultlcs of Bible and the ludlcroui Inconsistencies of tho Bible God which only shows they tire Infidels not Atheists An Atheist Is ono who denies th existence of a supremo Intelligence and being an unbeliever In tho Blbk God does not constitute an Atheist as the majority of tho correspondent seem to think For tho special benefit of one of the writers will say that a Deist ono who admits tho existence of n supreme intelligence In reality wo are all agnostics We are unable to either affirm or deny tho existence of a supreme Intelligence We dont know We may be Atheists Deists or other 1st theoretically but when called upon to show the exlstenco or on existence of a supreme power ve cannot And It docs not Speak well for Freethought so many thoughtless articles containing Illogical conclu Ions Articles wo need but the writers should bo more careful and study tho propositions they submit and not fall Into the Christian rut of ibuse and refusal to consider both shIes of all questions Every man Is entitled to his belief whatever It may be and there Is together too much abuse In the umns of the Blade Abuse will not onvlnco neither will It appeal to the intelligence of any person cord to all courtesy even tho It bo the pagan bowed to his graven linage ind In according this courtesy we may exact It from others Personally am a theoretical Deist and believe that there Is In every rails heart a hope and desire for lIfo beyond the tomb not ono as por rayed by tho Bible but a grander Abler life where all may participate and he brothers in reality A life of rogrcsslon for without progression there Is no happiness My hopo Is that in the evening life the sun shedding his farewell rays as wo plod our way up tho rugged slope of tho hill of life with shoulders bowed down with tho eight of rolling years hair frosted hy many winters eyes grown dint used by the scalding tears of dls appointment gaining the summit we iay cast our eyes In a retro icctlvo view of our lives and as we uRL oIr + + Jz +4 ooI+ 4444 +++ + MY PRICES i For ID In 2 a COMPARISONI 0 iDeubcrHampdcn 18 size Special RWay Jls 24 New RWay 23 jls 26 John 10it Deuber W Co 21 Jls 19 same 17 jls Elgin Verltas 23 Jls 29 same or No 150 + jls 25 Father Tlme21 jls or new VI Raymond J fall tWl1ltham+ Jls 20 Appleton Tracey Co Premier new Jls 1850 same not Premier jls nickel The above Guaranteed to pass R Way Inspectors Waltham P S Bartlett or Elgin Wheeler Jls nickel aa t Justed same gilt same Hampden nickel Elgin Waltham or Hampden nickel 15 jls Elgin or Waltham nickel 7 jls noncatchable hairspring 5 Hampden 7 Jill gilt 450 Standard or Century i The above In goldfilled screw cases guaranteed twenty years 350 or In hunting 550 more In 25year screw cases 6 or hunt Ing 850 more than sllvcrlnecnses THE IDEAL GENTLEMANS WATCH I Small 12 size Hampden elegant artistic hand chtased huntlngt glneburned Juergensen stylealways nice gold filled + case guaranteed 25 years Genl Stark 15 jls Deuber Grand f 17 jls adjusted 1750 John Hancock jls extra fine 2850 In open face hinged case 50 cts screw case less i All watches guaranteed new perfect cases latest designs hand chased no diework engraving and accompanied by mfrs and my guarantee pay freight and watches kept In order one year If + well t for prices of ladles size solid gold silver and other r watches not listed above Diamonds Opals Silver Plated and Optl cal goods Music Boxes Jewelry Chains Clocks Freethought and J other badges Ingersoll Spoons and my tract Theism In the Cru clble fr- eeOTTO WETTSTEIN i t La Grange Illi+ ++ + ++ + + ++ + 44H + + +4f+ ++ + +++++ + ++ f + 4N Puget Sound and California Tho Grand Army of tho Republic and the Trans Mississdppl Commer cial Congress very low round trip rates to tho Pacific Coast make It cheap er to go to tho 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 one direction via the Northern Pacific and Seattle Tacoma and Portland 6100 Chicago to North Pacific Coast Points via direct lines 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 Tacoma tad Portland Write for Information and send six cents for Wonderland 1903 and other literature to CHAS S FEE Gen Pass Agt St Paul Minnc= lilinoisihCentralRailroad fr li Jf1tt SUMMER EXCURSION TICKETS NOW ON SALE VIA TO ST PAUL MINNEAPOLIS and the NORTHWEST COLORADO UTAH GRAYSON SPRINGS DAWSON SPRINGS and CERULEAN SPRINGS KY AT REDUCED RATES THROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEP ERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST AND HOME SEEKERS EX CURSION RATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND WEST FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS IN EACH MONTH WRITE THE UNDER SIGNED FOR CIRCULAR DESCRIPTIVE OF LANDS IN THE SOUTH ASK LOCAL TICKET AGENTS FOR THROUGH TICKETS AND FURTHER INFORMATION OR ADDRESS F W HARLOWDivision Passenger Agent Louisville KentucKY look adown tho long vista of years wo may see a life strewn with debris of mistakes causcd by carelessness Indifference and environments But If wo hue lived In tile belief that humanity Is the grandest religion of all and sown seeds of cheer and kindness as we went our way these needs will spring Into snowwhite lilies of human gratitude and tho Sweet fragrance will bo wafted to us by entcrnltys breeze And standing there between the of two eternities wo will confluxf the momentous question for tho ages have given no answer If a titan die shall ho live again and echoed and reechoed from the willistiliveil lies an cntcriilty whero there will be a reuniting of friends a clasping of lands and a home for all human ity Yours for W Al tttl Ryan 011I Iron writ Truth Llllie Whle says In Lucifer that the Infidel finds society rotten with religious superstition and wants preachersKentucky sheet whicu calls itself an I n Infidel publication only wanted the churches suppressed by law and Mr Thaddeus B Wakeman of tho Torch of Reason only wanted to hang that Delaware preacher who by a sermon Incited the to horn a negro Aside from these extravagant long Ings we know of no Infidels who do sire to destroy church buildings Bi hIes and ministers by fire But then porlvips the person and paper alluded to are not representative of Infidelity Wo sincerely trust not lue Rev Dr George Van De Water chaplain of Columbia University and rector of St Andrews Episcopal church who Is named as corespond eny by Commodore Archibald Watt In a suit for dlvorco from his wife Adelo with whom ho accuses tho clergyman of being ministerially Inti mate hats moved for a hill of par ticulars Dr Do Water evidently wants to find out how much Cow niodore Watt knows Truth Seeker Those who havo subscribed for Dog Fennel In tho Orient will please send us tho money so we can mall the book to their address It ia now req y for delivery Ar i