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HI y i bi 7- U t tr i BLADFxtil 20soJn w iiiit EDITED BY A HEATHEN 1U ziJFtfajJVr OF GOOD t MORALSPUBLISHEDt WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANnn 4LXL NO 28 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY EPTEMBER 6 E M 303 X100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE fl Issue for one year SlOO lln clubs of five or moro 60 cents each a year Terms per year In advance foreign subscription 160 l FiYa copies one year 260 Majeiail Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Dlue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When address ad thlsomcaglvlngyour old as ella the new address WhWtSou1 enil10ursubscription say vhetherr you are a new or sub gcilberrj Tit s slip on the paper will eaplratlon ot subscription ve d aa recelpt as he date changes tas th4Armlber fji Subscriptions to this publication r not discontinued at expiration unlea so ordered by the subscriber Th courts Invariably holda subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all vapors received until the paper Is paid for full up to date and ordered discon tinued Office of publication 161 East Thtf- street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mal Matter Address all communications to 9LUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink It believe from the time It from the coiled and poisonous wor of the distillery until it empties nt the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It believe that anybody ca the subject without be against this Ilqul to do Is to think of the 1contemplate the suicides of the Insan povertyofthe ignorance of of the little children to faded dresses of wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when yon think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful mans prejudiced against the damned stuff called G INGER8OLL Keep Church and State forever separateGr In no sense whatsoever Is this ernment founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church and should be absolute Qarfleld itState COLLEGE of MEDICINE t SURGERY Chicago t Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material 7EE5 MODERATE Fall term opens in September 11Writetoday for Catalog to i FLORENCE DRESSIER M 01 Se 946247 Ashland Ave Chiiana r Doe FENNEL IN THE ORIENT AS VIEWED BY DR J WILSON OF CINCINNATI OHIO O Moore Lexington I have just finished reading your latest book Dog Fennel in the Ori ent While It is no better than I ex pected of you and not even ns good as you are capable of still It is entirely satisfactory and I congratulate on u Its publication For a quick trip you have gathered a wonderful lot of rich material My only disappointment In finish ing the book was that your travels and observations were all too limited I finished with the regret that your travels had not extended to at least a years time and the whole of years observations crowded between the covers This book should be of great value to all tourist as It is in fact a re trospect ofa tourists trlpa life on the oceanwave as well as among lands and among people whose cestors played such a prominent part In the history of the world Istheenter You tell the little things one wants to know and it Is the little reallynll ItIsordinarydlyidual h rending bogkeefptravelr yoiI glvent rol N1ads andp er11ettmuief11 thepnr6 wmnrrtI ce topographye of no Im partially described the Impostures practicpartlculnar feature I am sure will prove refresh truthdclearly and charmingly depicted but are in equtois chiefly valuable for its information predict that It will meet with a largo sale and that a second edition will be necessary to meet the demand J R WILSON M D INFIDEL NEWSPAPERS That May Be Printed By the Blade for Other Parties There are various persons In t United States who could with prof to themselves and to our cause ed Infidel newspapers canmdo partsres Getting paper and Ink In quantities papnt can r pudb n sive than a new beginner would prob ably be warranted In purchasing to try an experiment One great advantage of this method doges lay for appliances and material Another advantage Is that the Blade would advertise all such paps and thus help them to gain circu tions Parties getting up such papers would only have to pay in the cost of type setting for what was set up pecially for their own papers The Blade would of course print in its own columns anything from such papers that it would desire reprint after they had been lssu crediting them to these papers In t ordinary way The balance of t paper might If Its editor desired be filled with matter from the Blade credited to the Blade and the Blade might select the matter or send to each editor of such papers one of the first copies that came from the press of the Blade leaving the editors of these papers to select and mark In the Blade to be returned to the Blade such matter from the Blade as they might want to go into their own pa the printing of such papers the Blade would have Its legal counsel and would only decline to print any such articles as might In the judgment of the Blades editor be regarded as un lawful to be printed or to send through the malls These papers would be printed and shipped in bulk to their editors or would be mailed from Lexington If the Government optDylon Any advertising that might fbo got ij i of papersIt and public policy demand that Its ources should be husbanded For the Blue Grass Blade Written Soon After a Change of Neighbors 0 singTheWe have a neighbor whos not drunk And doesnt try to boss us liveJustWas everlastingly hog drunk On brandy mixed with wine Ill profuseInHe hugged them to his bosom as He put his soul to soak And whisky bottles by the score sayAreIn gunny sacks and hay Bottles large and bottles small And bottles tall and short And bottles that will hold a pint And those that hold a quart Beer bottles too are in the let With not a cork in sight landanoon night He loaded up with bottles full When he went off to toll nightWasThe neighbors are all on the smile Since he has rooted out hopeHellId rather see the devil come With brimstone in his eye Than live another seven years With such a man so nigh SouthtTowards old San Paical And now4my hysaes IILa1DSer e menrctha slal PLEASE tAY UP FOR DOG FENNELI As I write this August 26 about 1000 subscribers to Dog Fennel have paid and have had their books sent to them and there are two or three hunderd who have not sent the 100 for the book Of course there are many of these probably a large majdrlty who have failed to do so from accident or misunderstanding and there would bo some who are not able to mall the dollar and naturally in that many people there would be some Chris flans and Infidels who never expects- to pay for it when they subscribed But I believe this last number wool be small- I hope then that those who want to do right about it and can do so will send the dollar at once You are under no obligation to send any subscrlpttohe n d andItit at each subscriber send enough In addition to pay for the postage 16 cents a1and nearly everybody has done this and more and It was very generous In them to do so But from the ginning have doubted the expel ency of accepting the postage in ad dition and If I had been solely Interested in the book never would have done it though there was nothing fair in it But It is a bad precedent and looks like begging or letting our friends beg for us which Is practic ally the same In the long run there will not sent in as much money for the as if nothing had ever been said about paying the postage wjALo pect to pay will do so from this notice through the Blade we would obliged and It would also be a ki ness to us If those who do not pect to pay either from Inability or unwillingnecs would so notify us THE POOR FUND willingpe nd who it does not suit to spend any part of their time in trying to got readers for it aryl then there are many people who cannot spare the 100 or even ue 60 cents on the club plan I not want people to give to the Bla but I would be glad to have them c tribute to this fundto be known as Poor Fund and then any one send- Ing 25 cents and asking the benefit of this fund can get the Blade for a for 26 cents so long as there Is money in this fund and the amount of money In that fund will be kept Ing In the Blade The names of sons who ask the benefit of that fund will not be given when they ask that their names shall not be given but Instances of application for the ben of that fund will be noted in the Bl In order that donors to It may want the fund is doing Send In your order for Dog Fen net now ready for delivery L lw BLADE MAGAZINE Treasurer Wamsley Talks Good Sense About the Blade Magazine BUT IS JUST A LEETLE OFF Cincinnati O Aug 1903 Rev C C Moore D D Editor Blu Grass Blade Lexington Ky Kind Sir You often request your readers to suggest to you some plan by which you may Increase the culation of your valuable paper The enclosed check shows yo my plan I think your plan bo as fol lows Let that Blade Magazine bee that Is buzzing In your Samsonlan noggin get no further than the outer hostoredbrain In arguments against supersti tion a mental disease that is actually on the Increase In Its intensity We have enough Liberal magazines but not enough Liberal papers with such truths as yours possess There will be only a few that will take both publications and those few for the frlendchlp they have for you and Mr Hughes Every talented man except the writer has some hobby Yours gedotkill that bee and devote your time and talents to the Blue Grass Blade and the selling of your boos and Ill pre diet you can lift the mortgage oft that fine farm Inside of five years MORGAN WAMSLBY AnswerBro Wamsley seems to Inconsistencymy BladethenBut Would not be lMt did have an cxceptlonJVlKlH is ceptlon ie t rMia point is or oil e v t flBladrfine Blade r Induce f if agazlno as art o w of the Blade and without dab atloia I think it will be seen that this Is legitimate J There Is not halt as much occasion framingIarguments there Is for getting before an adequate number of the arguments that are continually printed in the Blade and which would appear there all the same If I should go to plunking a harp In heaven tomorrow The thing that sticks in my craw and the onlyI thing that makes me lie awake at night a single minute after say my clrculatiod tt whend itI that many It Blade readers would get any move on themselves at all mensurate with the Importance of the question involved In order to increase this circulatio- am getting the prices down to a most nothing now and am going to make them just half all around sibly Including the Magazine when get the 25000 subscribers as I believe I will do It though the paper were to get 1000000 subscribers tomorrow It would have nothing on Gods car thofto do with getting the mortgage off of my farm For would at once strike for 2000000 subscribers and crease the cost of the Blade to g them and so on ad infinitem oat finally would send the Blade for nothing and give people chromos to take It I used to be a preacher and Its hard therefore to get out of the minds of even my good friends the Idea that I am still lying and trying to get money by It There Is nothing that more cultivates In me the disposition to pro fanlty than to catch such Inadvertent suggestions as that even from my good personal friends rackQa e zine and that they would only do for friendship for me and Mr Hughes There is no use to count me in colorto ol t Blade for the Magazine But it do seem to me that out of the nearly 6000 people who pay for this pa and the at least 16000 who read there might be 500 who would take jdeconsideratithe on People are continually writing to to have certain things that appear In formanyble way that these articles can all nPfoperids as newapaformPer dol neflteat thingIug ear and have two or three times as much In it as Is In the other magazines and thingthlsort IrLL all because the typo setting the ex pensive part of any magazine would cost nothing As It Is now the type dumpedIntoand Abednego and nil melted It could just as well be set aside at the end of the month at com beautiful6001P you will lend me the money NationalLiberalsubscribers that are all ask to start subscrlplionjust watch it grow Magazinethemost pitiful waste of a eopportunity In the Whole of Infidel propagandisra THE J CeleuSunnpicture of my young neighbor poet lding the reins over a William Goat youngestpoetpicture Is the following 29SpeclalJamesson of Mr and Mrs W G Craig of the North Elkhorn neighborhood in this county Is the youngest poet In the world He has published one vol havingbeenyoungsa t Thtus fatuer of the present Mayor of Chlwigo Gen John B Castlemen Moore the noted Infidel two noted Catholic priests the champion trot intg mare Nancy Hanks and the mous thoroughbred Domino Here thoroughbredbreeding and of Haggln and Hancness THOU SHALT NOT KILL IS VERY BAD BOOKI German High Court Orders That Latei Work ct CoiiritTolstoiBo ItyCiitLtLa11Pr di matey that all of the copies thet ca found In the country be con fiseSed and destroyed BILL ARP IS DEADfo I am sorry old Bill is dead As a general thing only that Is humor which Is sucessfully used to point a moral or adorn a tale but there are some instances of fun in the abstract and Bill occasionally perpetrated one of mean thing that I ever knew Bill to do was to let Sam Jones preach his funeral But Bill was deadI and couldnt help himself and no man ought to be held responsible for anIthing he says or does after he is dead Sam couldnt make any fun out of anything not even a funeral and the average funeral Is a magnificent open- Ing for jokes The man who all the time is ICia rascal The hardest slam down that gtIe Campbell say of Jesus Christ that the Bible said Jesus wept but never said that he laughed Any man who has the right a head piece on him and the rig kind of a heart In him is bound tc laugh some times for there are things In life that are essentially funny ofldont laugh- only know of three such placesiheaven hell and the have tried one of them and on that account do not think would like either of the other twothough II you manage it well there Is fun In penitentiary Gets monotonous after while of course but the same is tr any other popular resort I ev got tired of staying in Jerusalem- In all the stories that Bill ever t ekeshedlrItnt IwIought always to lead him up to a appreolos all the same clt re1tnt male people laugh DR WILSONS GOING TO ROME moneymeCongress In Rome that wrote was more complicated than was access hadbeder stand his plan now adopt and recommend his plan as he give it in the Blade of August 30 By that plan you agree to glvIng100 each the postage to be by the purchaser As to when money is to be paid Dr Wilson s But when see that all Is favorable to going the money will then be for J H DR HAMMERS PERSECUTION By the Christians at Newton Iowa Results In an Organization of an zsoilfjijThebecauseforth Its natural and good fruits Ynestablishmentsoclation If Christians had any common sense 7haveknown Vnhim In the penitentiary simply be cause he Is an Infidel would soon react upon their guilty heads and V giveInfidelity havegotten astheyotburning mmuchto moreBystIlImanage cV some man who is good enough and r anfidel J ll calla halt on that before many fyears roll by J1Theynaturalfruttsamongjoying my health and family lodkltlg at frwy toand1iangeach ONE TIME MISSED P tiI have been writing for newspapers and on and some times Iathe 1817andInewe themBhstated uttetington pewspaP vale Clat6r wa IInowthelimitsandhlld qa fineCortunehad a fine home s He was a Presbyterian from way back It takes an extraordinary man rJghtInAfter a while he began to go up agin lookedlikeThen the newspapers printed an himprettyyoung r peoplelulthismoneandunderstood it Sent him the Blue itnotPlousLately he died and all the papers In Lexington just spread themselves theiplendld Lexngton othericaseletusyoth9explanationyad gone broke but on the otheriiand left a barrel of money ImperfectionsItself BUNDY SEEMS TO HAVE DIED FROM UREMIC POI yrnhimInof the death of Bundy the United States ofmofjoflllbeIIt seems that Bundy died from ure bugyoulttheateandThompsonbrand planted HOW DOG FENNEL IS BEING RECEIVED As write thisAugust 29Dog tarIto get hadnote towritetried to be honest and fair and con sclentlous In what wrote but even frequontly adversoI toaheard nothing but words of praise far ctedtho iif r rIT r P l 7zYT- TJIi IJDL RASS BLADE T TTT of Short Is her Letters find 120 for one OhioClrclovlllc tho Orient IiaFeiiiiUI Inof Dogcopy to been there myBolr wnm IsHolyyour opinion of Its peoilleI dont think of It or N Cackey of enclosed P for Wtckllffo KyFlnd tho and did a for Car I time have not them fornot find nm of ninny hut will moreAwhat Interested In Socialism after than death If this la nil8fllloIJo make Christian our human be ing happy while barbarism on earth zatlon Is worst civilization The lit tieof children Socialism nel thousandsstarves the chains of slavery alono can laborers Into a worse that now hinds tho slave I was condition than the negro theanti know raised In Clark county the wnrbeforeof the slavecondition of tho whole la know the condition country now Itsboring people of the fatherstitan slaves wasworse for tltthitdi house was headquarters proclaimed nnil onepreachers Institutionu divineslavery Is to church and everyevery tiny tho tool of cnPllallsmlAforattacked mopreacher follows Tho church led as slnco passed from tho preacher has long Christ In IIchurchtho money power the same men and old critntncf and dominate the Influence to and control two old parties andpreachersthochurches sotho become one of have simplythe churches money powerthatthe Implements minds of tile people uses to to the hold them In subjection couldNowthe money power thit otherwise The men who own be trusts and control the tim politicians at of the two old robberies could not Sunday to allow the be expected on what they haddownpreachers to tear the to nil of the preachersIfor them Mostbuild up religious itobecome butof today havo of the truslItlclans nnd are In the pay magnates Socialism will enable and to a measureto the doctrines of Christ GEO JACKSON Received yesterday by Ocoee Fla nndDog Fennel In tho I have onlYthink nIce bookIt quite a through It and I hopi had time to glance I encloseIts pagesto bo MIN- ORr cents for postugeI 0Find enclosed moneHillCarbon for two copies of DoS order for 240 think It will beIOrienttheInFennel than tho ilfo of Por e better Ico I reading think nil ought to send the theafraidI wasfor postagecents when theto nnworld would come Pope died but I seo God has gotanother do moverind doagent will Dog Fennel Just tho same EPH SHAW I TEnclosed 200 It wns Grady I can liveleft butlaid and the Blade for aome Fennel VftI cents forVlll send the post geiI A HAUSFiR- Mont will call our otterMarston tlon to your sis 40 your faith just tam rtflnftosubscribe t10e Dog nm going to get nil the subitruters- the book nn- hnWIt = In IIi Dayton Am glad yoi happy trip Unclosed nnd oru for for Dog Fennel Dr WHso Is just the man to send to Rome In 191 to represent America at the Worlds In lldcl Congress hereby subscribe in accord with the petition in the Blade NOAH =Rouletts KyI sent for two Dog Fennels and one subscription and sent last Febraury I got my one book last Saturday n week ago Ilnd It and much EsFlnri hevTtagtl r nrtheir very bad I had to let one of them have my copy He could walt no longer foi his to get hero That lady In tho hook will certainly have to send you the fit for her copy I will bet that you It Just as you saw It The sixth and sev enth and tenth chapters suit mo best as you in those tell what you think of the frauds nnd lies that have been ed alt on the world so long as truth would Into to havo ono of the pictures of Morrison taken by tho lady with the Kodr when he was bathing In the Dead Si know you had a grand old time or trip Wish I could have been wit so I could have assisted you and aver to entertain the girls lieu get another order for Dog nel Snclosid find the sweet William for tL F MANSFIELD lonoke Ark Dear Bro Moore Ihope to send for Dog Fennel What a Ioggoncd name for a hook which may become a standard Wife and are ex pecting much pleasure from Its perusal Dr Wilson on Pope Leo is Immense all means let it be printed In pamphlet form riot gets In some line left handers for Socialism Where oh where Is Mr Qrler Kidder I like Kidder He car knock out Virgins having large families scientifically hut on Socialism he re minds me of the little bull meeting the locomotive only a little hair and n grease spot left Poor bull poor Kid terlA B BARRETT Toledo OhloI am patiently waiting for Dog Fennel In tho Orient I have a letter from Mr J Byler of West Liberty Ohio saying that he a copy If you have mailed or expressed me one It lists tailed to reach me Trusting you will send me a s promptly fPoJns convenient and en bill along t for want to pay for It wrote you me time ago stating that If you cared to have some kodoc pictures that have come very good ones and they would In tho book nlcelyI WcgMJtlUIll COMMENT This Mr Copelln and his lovely wife figure prominently In Dog Fennel Ryan TWhli you not bo happily surprised when Inform you that the writer of the letter subscribed It Conway Is aa great an Atheist ns your self Now you can see very easily that the Brother Moore part of my letter was real If tho rest was not The ob ject of my letter was far from wishing to defame you or nay one else and if j I havo done I am sorry of It The main objects of my letter were Jlrst to lecure a good article from you by fur nlsmg kind of an outline to gain In formation to pass away the time J wish now that you written me an answer Instead of printing my letter Let mo tell you why nm an Atheist I rst I cannot conceive of a first second If helievel In n I would bo compelled to believe In foreordlnatlon and and an unmerciful predestination at that third r are names of six who want the TJIado Magazine Warren Wolf Wil liam May Dr Mba Thomson Martin 1 havent their Initials myself have been getting my paper at Mustang 0 T nnd Sugdcn I T wish you would change It to Itynn T Now pub lish of this letter what you think feces sary to clear yourself of all false charges and well still bo friends Thanking you for not being more severe in your an swer I close flaying long live the B G B Blooming God Bouncer WILL MONTFOUT Ottawa IllEnclosed for il oJIo alaroseven copies of log be shipped in one package to myself I will pay express charges What has become Mrs Henry that wo see no more lter In Iho HasntMARTIN sho gotten the ANSWBRl lit not know what has hecomo of Mrs Henry I suppose sho lIe resting and hope wo will hear from soon In Sun Francisco Cal Enclosed please tollgram sent to that poor and outraged when heard of her also wrote to her I do most emphatically declare as Southern to another the South Is uncivilized Picture to y that bleeding girl screaming forpoor while one scoundrel held hermercy pulse to how much scourging she of hear from another Of course Christians will call Kldder a crank But they can go to hell As long as I hear wrong will light It with my very life hope you notice this outrage and send to Miss do Crist K1DUER Following Miss Mamie Crist Prison Farm Mllledgcvllle Gn a Southerner ashamed of being one Southern women disgraced Have written Oiled Kldder Ellis Street SirS on llranwoll Iowa got Fn and have been taking your medicine and have a before and after taking of myself It is the Internalist medicine ever took It gives mo In somnia nm In the habit of reading of nights until Jean keep awake no longer huh am generally In lied from to 930 according to literature Hut now the clock and It dont seem near bed tulle dont see that the Christian writer In last made offers any reason It for living a moral life that Is not of fered liy Infidels except the fear of n postmortem htellA A SIJOW Washington D CDog Fennel came Saturday all K Enclosed you will a llfteen stamps to reimburse you for Toll the Old Stud that I am lf for Mr Mohammed to conic back start his little hell down In the val Icy of llltmom nm going to ntach a trolley wheel to the wire and fasten one andof the Langley machines wont fall off SeeOLD BURNS Horton Kan Enclosed for Dog Fennel to be sent to my address The tiny there is but ono rohe sub i lime to the ridIculousbut one smal step between Pantheism Agnosticism AthelsmJ SCOTT Rochester MontIllue Grass Blade a t hand had not seen one for years glnd to know that you are still allvo hot the I have been trying to or Frcethought society here wll sonic hustling for you and send In some subscriptions In the near future herewith enclose n clipping from tin Anaconda Standard of August 5th If you have any snare space to glvi fellow a chance to express his thought would like to roast Teddy I dont pose he aware of the fact that the Catholic societies are training an army of men equipped with the most modern and at twentyfour hoursarms notice to walk out to and not for but fo r the star spangled banner either that old rag tiles over the Vatlcai at Rome San Francisco Cal has a stnn ng army of men known as tho Cross Cadets and out of that num her only fortyone enlisted In the Span SanIshAmerlcan war when Uncle called for volunteers These are knob the world over as the Popes Irish An citizen who has not been bltn title destroyer of liberLy to the alnsngr endorse lette congratulating these thieves In robbing Does hRoosevelttilt poor of think he will be elected the United States again If he endorse We will turn him downtheir policy George Dewey for dee lng like we the home our school children gave him In Washington to his Catholic wife How Houseabout the Red Schcol Does Teddy remember that the Catholic societies would not allow the float repre seating that noble clvlllzer public schools to parade In the Lo Angeles parade of the of No man that Is opposed to the public schools i nv imr cai IeONei y every tUo tericelln1llaPour Bucky lriO7l8ht at San Juan Hill and If the of Cap tain ONell participates in tisutfaIrs of this world t will on Tfcldy with disgust Tho P A deal so they say but It stilt lives In t rheart of every true American citizen and It we were called to arms tomorrow the world wduld be surprised to see the countless thousands that would answer to the cal to protect and cherish the rights tor which our forefathers fought and died Compare Catholicism with Anarchy and see which bite kills quickest one Is prohibitedSeeing new Pope when that old bald hfadl dago died Any man that has rend ne proceedings of all that secret plotting against the whites nail says believes that It proper is a liar It heart nnd If that new head dago In Uoino had his way about things he would wall up eery door and window the Whlt Ilonse that George Washlngtor built and send Teddy to Buzzards Baj shooting snipes and Archbishop Irelani would direct the affairs of Uncle Sam with headquarters In Cuba And the Inltcd States Senators and all govern ment ofllcers will be herding sheep Ir the Bunch Grass Hills of Montana Now Mr President if you expect to Inhabit the White House you must change your policy You cant be President and mix with nil those dagoes with their monkey shows and peanut stands If you are a man we will stand by you If not we will vote you down and there enouirh of us to do ItT S HALL Cincinnati OhioEnchosed photo of our Indianapolis hand I think It turned out very well except Mrs Krone who out of sight I also enclose copy for Mr Hughes I will furnish them to any who may desire them for cents lachA M KRONE East Greenwich RTDog Fennel has arrived and It Is all right Enclosed iloaso find cents for stamps Let me know the Magazine going to be printed I think I put In 100 for It mulled some time ago from Fitchburg Mass I am leaving Blades around at different places as usual Let me hear from you Am glad you got back safely If monthly Magazine Is printed It lIItfo more good than all t papers tinted Ladles will read It moro than men That will set them to thinking they will cull the theirlIrt m7tormen folks nnd that There where the Blade will como Just act the women Interested and the men will follow them Let them be sent around from house to house HARRY B RyYou will please find my check enclosed for 290 one dollar of which Is for renewal of subscription to the B 120 for Dog Fennel and postage on same and cents I owed on Hugh Johnsons subscription a club got up for the B some JhX cents is to pay Hopostage H Smiths Fennel He sent the dollar some time ago anti has received the hook all right and ho tells mo It is tine Didnt Dr J Wilson do Pope Leo up In fine style He Is a honey I mean the Doctor not the Pope He Is a dead cen ter stint Every time he fires ho knocks dead center McGILL Ogdcn CAIer from Hugh Lackey a convict In Deer Lodge Mon tana In the Blue Grass Blade Auirust attracted my attention because Rev J Barr Harris who was my pastor and was sent by tho Bishop to Montana about two years ago now wearing convict stripes In Deer Lodge Montana for tho ruin of a motherless girl I have been Informed that ho has been pardoned I wrote to Mr Lackey of Deer Lodge Au gust 3rd enclosed a stamp for reply with my name and address upon left hand corner to l returned in days not delivered hut I have answer Can any Montana reader sendI my information concerning Rev Harris Old ho build a church or near loMoinan Did ho preach the second xlng or holiness and has any preach ir over exceeded Harris In Montana for touching tho emotions on Influencing tile iconic us a Christian gvangcllst not ex UI1LJ Pam Jones Please sontI Iitformuttioa concerning Hev Iorrls to to me becau I wrote llarrls Itletter while still iajour town came to the country ait house to house canvass tnwhich my unbelief social boycott ThIs letter the Blade March 2nd read by several htindred of anceiu increased me The v what persecution To WOIpublished the Blulo a business A Freethinker doubts the Bible here fool iiyuocrlte and the enclosed stamps March 2nd to preachers If you havo oneGrand has been sending me never subscribed for It and dont know Atheist or nm not an who has sent It hits In terested Inlldcl me though Your stand your for Justice the Ohio murder casoLorraine send you what dueWillmuch praise this I sendWiththe paper soon Fennel I know that for will bo IntcrestlngN FOSTER c Colgate I T Enclosed cents for Fennels I n postage on my two Dog bok JOHN GEN JlIINIeCincinnati Ohio I have boon reading Dog Fennel You are like Dickens tell n lot of the unhtecebsary before you reach tie point but when cOfcgaI It Is there I am very well and so fur anti In glancing reading random nm Impressed that you have hone yourself rfnWUnte ersure that It will prove not log lint also a mine neOrlrtntI referncc book of going to take well antI sell well In my es mation When I get through reading will tell you what I think of It Corrall OhloIt stems that I cannot and yourwithout the u uet tilting book log Fennel want both If theI goodygoods have not suppressed your old havpaper am 12 years am know ta d some enough attention to believe to It U time to find mone think for Enclosed order Fred K OBERLE 1Demer Colo Enclosed Is money or tier lor for a copy of Dog Fennel Dont send It now as dont expect to remain in Denver more than a few of m weeks longer nnd that portion library which I have hero too itrobablo Isconvenientlymovedlarge to be that willpass roland willway Easttngton on my over when can get tho book I fallei to receive tho Blade for August Wll you please have a copy of that dute next 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you will do tho mmo for the new fraud Good luck to aiade will stand by It to tho best of ny ability I am not rich butt shall nl vay havo to spore for your aluablo paperGEOItGJi PETERS UtlcaMlnn Pleami find enclosed r tor three Dog Fennel nnd jalanco r mlpohl I will deliver ihy of your orders nt St Charles nnd tIbia Glad to hear of safe re I turn and that you tine still on deck You xnd are almost twins only I never van a preacher My parents were spoke by piece CrtOSS Kimball Dfrlend of mine advised to send for C C Moores t to the Holy Land Enclosed which he says pays the postage Sond sample of J RICK Idana ICaeI have sent you the pay for Dog Fcnuell In the Orient nnd low send you cents for t Where an I get nn New Testament and how much will It cost I also want Bible What elate of translation best nnd where can get ono the cheap st7 T DUELL- ANSWER4Ve will send ou a nicely bound Apocrphnl New Testament for It Is an exceedingly Interesting hook some of It beautiful antI Is a booh that no uptodate Infidel can afford to without Next to the canonic Bible t Is tho best Inlldcl book ever written Wo can furnish you the Apocryphal Testament nnd any other prominent booh that Infidels would probably want at cheap as anybody can do It As for tin Ulblo It nearly out of print bul n ho able to find ono ut secondhand book store or at some Sill patina army headquarters though of getting out nn edition of tho Bible my self wrote to the postal department of tho Government lo know they alloW It to bo sent through tho malls and they said If did It would have to own risk Tho Postmasteibe nt my General Is afraid old Tony Comstock him sent to tile penltentlnn foWIn obscene literature the mallsstories In It awful tough You wont wont to It after yoi road Dog Fennel As to translations of the Bible none Is any better thai any other Some of them nro worsi than others Coney Island N Y Enclosed plons hId for the Dog Fennql als tight postage stamps to send tho same think book will bo worth more than one dollar as everything Mr Moore writes always a great dca more than he thinks It last year sent for the Blade Magazine I sup pose It will be sent to me when will be In Coney IgI 8lIItilOctober 1st PKTER H Balm FlnI hove been a constant of until of laterender have been moving around so much of ate I have let my subscription run have not seen a Blue Grass Blade In a Please send thlong time foOforloBlade Also advise me Mrs Henry continue to write for Docs the Blade I hove heard that C Moore has been or Is now Europ and AsIa for the purpose of Invcstlgatlni the Land Is a fact N L Neb I sent you a few subscription to Domydays ago Fennel and will send you ents extra for postage on same Shall be pleased when It as I am sure much pleasure reading It I shall the Blade and other booksas I am Mr Moore has written DR V DERSON Hennepln Enclosed find stamps for the mailing of Dog Fennel I hav paid my dollar last winter for it Alao B B Magazlmut me down for tho Will forward amount 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your roundup of ircsent subscribers there Is some ono who does not take his copy I will rustic nother for ItIJ W ARM Mont Find enclosed 220 money orderl20 for Dog Fennel nd to renew for Blade Please arwnrd my book ns soon as it Is ready- lnclnnnti MACAULEY OhloI beg to advise you that tho two books Dog Fennel you left mo are engaged I remit for one and will send tho money for tho other when I Deliver It This now leaves mo without u copy on hand for sale I would recommend to you to send an order on your binder In this city for five copies more Tho remittances shall make as fast as I dispose of them arrived homo In good r3drjfe send you our affectionate uurself ned family and for Mr Hughes and family KRONE COMMBNTI spent a night at tho homo of and Sister Krone aa I ime hack from tho Indianapolis Mom nre lol Theydearhtter than those of any author now llv g My retail price for Dog Fennel is send them to my wholesale agents id Nfcl mo for each copy ly t themselves and beg for moro and Moore Tho order on the hinder wits sent imnensbumrgu1 enclose a news Item from the secular press which con letter from President Roosevelt the President of Catholic Fedgr- of Societies which was holding nventlon at Atlantic City N on Augullt In this letter you will thut President Roosevelt praises these societies for working for morality and decency especially In tho Intimate relations It Is of these homoI timate home relations that I now speak In connection with the Catholic church So far ns I know these Catholic societies may bo doing good work In respects hut we all know that they one under the domination of church nail priesthood and It to them nail d that address my self tTn short Inhbefore he died Old Leo Is reported to have said that he might not havo been right nil things but ho had lived to his faith nail according to his conscience Now so far as ones faith or conscience concerned It be good or bad think that depends almost their tI ellI sometlmelllhalllllIl1 think mote especially as It relates to those Intimate lIchOstttions The Roman pretends tq make a rcllgous virtue out of They tnko vows of chastity and pretend to bo above temptations of ordinary mortals I fools or liars ono of them Ire member rending somewhere In a book and I think Bishop Marvin of the Methodist church wits the author olallof how fathers and heads of lies used to have to these priests with mistresses and concubines In to protect their wives and daughters from tIP villainous nttneks of these priests flue Roman Catholic church not allow divorce from married rein tion for cause or under any cir cumstances whatever with tho right to romnrry ono may see at a glanco that such n prohibition as this may n gross Injustice or an abominable out to many Under such pro hlhltary oath nrtbttrnry conditions these there would be no sufllclcnt re dress or for the Individual what over think It is up to a man like Roosevelt to thu Roman Catholic outfit for tho work they have done tho Interest of morality nail decency especially In tin Intimate homo rela tions man who can detract from the fame of omo of our foremost Presi dents and lie about Tom PaIne like did I think Is capable of just such things Let Teddy Roosevelt stick to the Republican party antI praise tho Roman think al1l11corruptdent of the P 5i have not Intended above for publication but merely to call to ill letter of Roosevelt which you can answer a great thai bet than can Your recent article Ir the lijndo on the Murals of the Popes think would enlighten Mr Roosovell on this subject Anyway It Is profitable reading and suggest that you clip out anti send it to him with comp between Republlcanlsn and Democracy I tale no part who loves hisseems to me no man country and truth and honesty and who hnten a man who will truckle to Cath ollcs to get their votes ought to for Roosevelt Caribou MalaeI send you enclosed will up to about thi of next May allowing my subscrlp tlon to begin with that hot Atheist copy of last May 1st That was 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tho people of tin old world Send to your old subscriber If tho book Is as good as tho Blue Grass Blado I want ltA MOORE Barrs Mills OhioAbout six or seven weeks ago gave to our local club raiser Cornelius Wlnkelpleck fifty cents for one years subscription am asham ed of myself for It see my subscription has not been dated ahead and suppose the club raiser has not yet remitted When he docs remit chalk me up six months Instead of a year If get dollar before my label Is changed will send It to you If Mr dont remit I dont remit antI you can afford It and trust mo why send me the paper until I do remit nm a strong ablebodied native born American years old yesterday and unmarried nail a timber cutter by trade and ought to have money but I havent hut If youll wait till things acomln my way Ill do handsome thing by you My mother is sick and my father lame so I to quit my work nnd stay at homo slnco tho middle of May As a consequence my money ts gone andl dont know how long It will bo be fore I can earn any more hut I dont want to miss n single copy of tIm Blade nnd will pay you for It as soon as possibly can also want n copy of your new book as soon ns I can raise tho money to pay for It Mr Moore I dont mean this for a hard luck story hut simply a plain statement of facts I dont want any sympathy and If you dont feel like trusting a stranger you of course can scratch me off your list nail will lion row somebody elses Blade until I get money enough to renew- hut enough of this I want you e1rmo a still greater favor and Moore dont refuse I want you to send mo u nIce large photograph a group of you and your family ono which the faces show plainly Will you please do this know you would If you knew how much would please yours frntcr nallyTOM F FLOOD Atheist- AlmewerThe Blade will continue to If your re f f1IJoul love you for aece of your parents I appreciate the compli mont your asking for our picture but wo havo not the picture cnn hardly to have them taken and remwefs not often at home nt once though they soon will be Punta Gorda FlaPlease tell mo what relation tho ghost that scared skinny was to the father of Jesus Hurry up tho Sunday schools to learn astronomy nnd geology also to sing patriotic stings enclose money for log leminehISAAC II TRABUE Answer Give It up ask mo something easy Tlldcn Texas Enclosed worth of tho root of all evil for which send mo Fennel was among the first sub icriuem have been taking tho Bladn ibout four yours and expect to tulle It all long as can get Will tnko a copy of tho Blade Maga slne There a great many good things appear tho ado that lost or destroyed after one reading which I would like to preserve and can easily so Ifln a Magazine J T CALLI IAN Pomona Cnllf1 enclosed on 22nd of last month directing change of my ddress expect to remain hero for u year am lost without Blue Grass lludeW BALES New Baltimore PaFiuid enclose 375 for my Blade and my fathers and tho other three postals send to me and J will distribute Every 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made the high water wash away bushels of rtlroo That eartoon tIm Blade Lord Inspecting hell shows ho is trying some of my coal for firing to get even with mo because dont give to tho mission aries liny more God struck Lutheran church at Shanksvllle with lightning on 4th of July He struck tho spire where the f members could not geL at It to put It out but just had to stand and look at It burn to tho t guess they thought like the Dutch committeeman when the lightning rod agent wanted to put rods on their new church TIm Dutchman said No Sir vc put him for Gotts sako und if ho vants to dunder him down let him dun thlcnn down paid to May but for Gotts sake dont the Blade until notify youC H FELTON Brunswick MaInellmicloiued find ono dollar und postage for the book Dog Fennel In tho Orient When I get time Ill write more If It Is as aa hInd the Bars I shall bo euatimtfietI S CURTIS nclosleelnm a subscriber for I am always looking for Saturday to ar rive as that is the day receive the trying get subscribers PdcrthEY tHenderson KyIlncbased for thjj Blade I have been it for t years want Dog Fennel and BchlW flare will send for them Lsan4iygrest4titldeh oIl earthtJ BumnuduinJyIlnehoseel for whl e one year to each the following These make five name have lately sent you will send othersoon as to make It ten I subscrib ed two years In advance and I think that my Blade does not expire until November I will subscribe for the Blado Magazine I will send for copy of Dog Fennel this week I hGk- can secure a few subscribers for It W CRESS Sycamore Kans Wo owe It to our selves to our children and to the human family In general to keel the Blue peoiulepapers rdlliee United States While do with nil you say or do you are main on the tight TIn Blade Is worth more to Its many readers than all the Bibles that were over printed than all tho mons ever preached than all tho preach ra that ever were male FrlondH of Frecthnught friends of lib erty friends of good morals we must rally to the support of the Blade and ice to It that Its circulation must reach In tho next six months All true Liberals go down your pockets and dig up the cold cash and HugheshatJcoftb us practice what we profess what we lire able to help the Blado as long ns the Christian countrylOnclused fo- r5si Ito apply on list of names sent In time ago for Dog Fennel In the Orient and to send the Blade to Edwin 8 Mayl F MAYO jlehilaulthe Blade through the klndnead of a friend think tho great anttthe papur greater It would the greatest pleasure of my lIfo to meet Mrs Henry Mrs Closz J B Wilson and that old Intellectual giant Moore love to read them and how much more would I love to meet them grasp them by the hands look Into their eyes and do Ing a grand work In IrJWoafa til Christianity tIle greatest delusion ever If I hall somo of the wealth that Car negie has the Blado would nubllshedl ind sent to nil world ri not ln vested tax burdening libraries to be idled with hooks that are filled wills Christian rot Never let up knock Christian superatl ilon with your most radical blows If you get this Ignorant superstitious isleeplnthearmaofJesuu world to thinking tide will certainly sweep ILhmitvoi new subscriber and will send you oth who new who had never end your paper until I put It into their Iimuds Enclosed you will flint my order May I rou live long prosllerJ Iowa Dr 1arind another dollar if Sister Closz wilttnnd still another If Sister Henry fill go If the Doctor does not want to ccept this as a gift he may It as loan or give mo credit on his book Wake up Liberals tho least we can do to send the DoctorJ itlGBER Traverse City Omena Northport PctoBky Mnchlnaw CItytVia QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE and PENNSLVANIA LINES rickets on sale Aug 27th Sept 5thi nd 10th good returning 30 days from ate of sale Ask ticket agents for artlculars 1 Li t SHEARMVJ THE PARSON KICKS ON THAT WORD CAMPBELLITE Shearer Valley Ky Aug 17 1903 Mr C Moore Editor Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky Dear Slr1 see In your Issue of the Blade for August 303 that may mean a little whatevorI iexplains a matter In regard has always been a mystery fame Why you left the ministry t and became an Atheist or an Agnos tic In your comment on John W Whites Talks about the statu quo you explain this to the satisfaction of all right thinking people when you say was reared a Protestant and was a preacher In the Campbelllte church that my grandfather founded etc I had up to this time always thought that you claimed to be a preacher In the church of Christ and how a sane man could abandon the prirtcipfcs of the church of Christ and go to teaching Atheism Deism or c r Agnosticism or any other of the many P forms of modern Infidelity I never t Jcould understand but when I learned your own pen that it was a Campbelllte church you were in it is all made clear A man that has no clearer conception of divine things and no better knowledge of the teaching of the Bible than to belong to a CampDelllto church whether found ed by his own or uny other ones grand fattier Is prepared for anything Nl1ut the truth and Is without doubt very titan referred to by David t tfaxl In tho book called the 1 book 19 chapter 14 verse andsamebQolechaPt r 63 versa saidJAnswer The figures 303 mean that it is that many years since the Christians burned Oulordano Bruno in front of St Peters In Rome be causb Bruno said the world was letters E Mj that you see forethe 303 in the date of my paper mean the Era of Man I dont know when that custom of dating time was started nor by whom but It is a way that Infidels have of dating from the death of Bruno ng you Christians date 4 from the birth Jesus and the Mo hammedans date from the hegira of Mohammed rJJ Wo Infidels ate pretty dead certain that Guiordanoj Bruno was burned at wasIscyour Anno Domini 1600 but wo are- not by any meinS certain whether born at all couptborn but the neighbors 1alleged birthplace are not halt so cer It as you all are down in courseIchance to know about it than they do in Bethlehem of Judea I recog nize your name as that of a preacher in the Church of Christ Dickens got up some good names for preachers but ho never had one so appropriate as Shearer Jesus Is represented as having said to his shepherds Feed my lambs but they have so arranged it now as that the lambs feed the shepherds and the scripture is made to read Shear my lambs and of all the ap propriate names that I have ever heard for a preacher Shearer just- r walks off with the cake Old Pard If you are the Campbell Ite preacher that take you to be it would just do my sole good to the bottom of my boots to get Into a w4scrimmage with you in this little per We would have a picnic with about 16000 people all over America to tip f the light fantastic to the music Dont you think you ought to try it on You and used to suck cider through the same straw and now I am all gone to the devil and you are still holding the fort and Just think what an opportunity It would be for you to squelch Infidelity before an audience of 15000 people mostly men and pearly all Infidels Instead of tramping around on your little one horse tread mill down in some ob scuro hollow that nobody ever heard of before and which you have dently named for yourself Lets not tool away our Ink and paper fussing about a little side Issue about CampbelHto and church of Christ or any such petty matters as a solar plexus move on your self and rip me up the back and give me the very devil and Tom Walker and I will print It am always blowing about what I would do if I could get into a discussion with some fair specimen of a preacher and you seem better educated than most of themTspelt all of your words right cept that you were short an r in the word referred and dont know about statu quo Really all the talk that make about wiping up the earth with some big preacher la all blurt that learned when was a preacher and I am sheered all the time of some sharp skypilot Jumping onto me with both feet and Just tramping all tho stuffing out of me and may be that you are Just the old boy that can do the Job for me But am too old a bird to be caught with such chaff as a discussion of the name Campbelllte You and living hero In Kentucky know what Is meant hin particular sect of Christians that themselves Chris l Clans or tho Clinch of Christ be caus since they gotten rich all the newspapers here call them that but this little paper goes to places where that sect is not known much about and as this paper Is in opposl tlon to Christians of all sects I have to use the word Camjjbelllte to in It dlcato the particular brand of rell glon that you belong to and that I used to belong to when I mean your particular sect Of course am naturally Indisposed to use the word Campbelllte be cause It etacourages the Idea that Campbell was the founder of the sect when I claim that my grandfather Stone was Or rather my grandfather started a much more advanced sect religionists than the Campbellltes are and old man Campbell carne along and converted and diverted and per verted It Into the thing that you are now stuck onto with little Jack Mc Qarvey of Lexington the Irish Pope of the whole push It the regular Irish Catholics this country would have an Irish Pope would have more sympathy for them but It makes me tired to see our American Irish sucking the toes of a gang of Dago Popes Wrlto me something shonuu and will be glad to print It but dont be fooling away your time on little matters when between the Catholics and us Infidels there will not be In a few more years enough Protestants to have got to fine the Infidels or the Catholics or you wont be In It at all You pays your money and you takes wour choice You wont get a chance to shear the lambs much out of that low down valley and come up on the mountains of Inlldel Ity and take a peep at the world Calling me a fool because say there is no God dont count any more- I say there Is no God and though I am not enough Illmannered to call you a fool for saying there Is one you do say there Is one and I say there Is not Now you have the bur den of proof Turn yourself loose now and give us your argument for the existence of a God and I will an swer you and we shall see where we are You may write your argument decently or you may sling mud and shall follow suit I you want to call me a tool be manly enough to do it on your own hook and bear the responsi bility of It Dont get at It by hiding behind an old Jew libertine and murderer who said any man was a who said there was no God If you give me any more of that kind of racket I shall certainly bounce you and If you get away with me you will he the first preacher that ever did It and will take my medicine like a little man Some of your remarks are muddled as if you were somewhat fuddled Get sober and see that you say something that is sensible or you may go up agin a saw- yerRome Congress Fund R C King Carlisle Ky 1 book Chas T Braun Cincinnati 10 books- M Krone Cincinnati O 10 boosts J H Fraser Cincinnati book Moore Lexington Ky books M umsieyPlnclutnatl10 btfoksf B Gray Ashland Ky 2 books Capt Carr Ashland Ky books Noah Coler Dayton 0 books- J M Putnam Quincy 0 books S H Tarr San Francis books R L Church Essex Mich 1 book NoteI prefer that subscriptions be received for the proposed book at at the price of one dollar and postage and no other conditions prevail If go I will have to have Interpreters In several languages and also sten ographers and therefore can form no Idea of what my exact expenses will be while there It will be my object to have as many books as pos sible scattered among Liberals there fore I prefer orders for books rather than for donations However thos who are able ana teel like donating to the booknot to meit will be cheerfully so recorded While it will be a great pleasure trip to me and 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 super stition the victory of Philosophy over Bigotry the blossoming into full flower of the seeds of Liberty sown by the millions who dared with their lives to nurture Its growth When that congress meets 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 tri 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 be 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 be preserved and I feel that this reflects your own sentiments If donate my time and expenses of family while away feel that will be doing my full part More than this I cannot afford If there are enough books subscribed for from which the profits at 100 and post age will meet expected expenses will go I prefer that no one send money now Sickness of myself or family might prevent my going ad It would 325- CINCINNATI And Return via QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE Account CINCINNATI FALL FESTIVAL Tickets on sale September 7 to ncuslve good returning September 21st When we get 10000 subscribers for the Blade we are gain to employ Watson Heston to make cartoons so send 250 for five subscribers and help us get the 10000 lr 10 j Wants Hes tons Pictures Tlmbo Ark Aug 22 303 Brothers Moore and Hughes- I notice In the Blade of August 16 that you have near 5000 subscribers and that when Increased to 10000 you propose having Hestons cartoons In every issue thereafter There have been many and various plans suggested by various parties to Increase the circulation of the Blade If you will allow mo space will sug gcst a plan towit If 2000 or two fifths of the readers of the Blade will send in a club of five new subscribers each between now and December 1st three months yet that will give you tho 10000 necessary to Justify you to have Hestons cartoons There appear to be many readers of the Blade who want the cartoons and know I am as anxious as any Blade reader for them Most all political and religious newspapers are now printing cartoons to represent their causes and they take well They gain subscribers by so doing Then why may not the Liberals have cartoons to show up their cause This Is a free country and we are free people If It had not been for a few martyred Liberals during the dark ages we would not have been a free people We owe a duty to the rising generation to detach the chain of Ignorance and superstition Those young people and old people who are too Illiterate to read print with a thorough understanding can readily understand the meaning of a cartoon It excites their curiosity and they are more apt to read the paper which will naturally cause a wider circula tlon and less superstition Let us hear from all readers of the Blade who are favorable to this prop osition from now to December so as to give Brothers Moore and Hughes thirty days time to arrange for car toons In the first Issue for January I 304 and Mr Hughes to keep the name and number Please answer In short order so as to require as small space as possible In the Blade columns Please dont neglect to answer Let us be honest and In earnest Yours for Hestons cartoons and tho advancement of Freethought JOHN D FARRIS Comment Even the most enthusi astic friends of the Blade do not seem to appreciate how small a thing it is that I ask of them Bro Farris asks that 2000 friends of the Blade shall get five new sub scribers each and that would make 10000 whereas only ask 6000 readers in addition to the 5000 that I now have which would require that only 1000 people should send me five new subscribers each in order to make the ipv readers of the Blade that are necessary before I can print Heston pictures iAS pocftras lgot ilnr lOtfOO lwlttprint the pictures Please remember too that I do not actually ask that there shall be 6000 additional regular subscribers to the Blade but only that In order to supply the demand we shall have to print 10000 papers In nil and that of these each subscriber to the Blade Magazine counts as one of the 10000 and I am Inclined to think that we will get between 500 and 1000 subscribers to the Magazine which Is only 50 cents a year be tween now and January 1st 1904 Then there is the plan for furnish ing the Blade to the poor at 25 cents- a year right now by having the Blades friends contribute to this poor fund so that the party who asks the advantage of that fund can have It by simply asking for It and sending 25 cents for the Blade for a year But the best of all of these think the package plan by which anyone can have any number of Blades From five up sent to any one address for any length of time for cent for each pacer The advantage of this to Mr Hughes that it saves him the wrapping and directing of individual papers and then there are thousands of people who would buy the Blacie at 1 or cents each from parties who had got ten them In these packages who would not become regular subscribers to it and have it sent to their homes if they could get It for cents a year There Is many a man who would buy a single Blade at a time for one or two cents and take It home and read it to his wife or motherinlaw and vilify it for everything on earth that Is mean who would not dare to have tt sent to him as a regular sub scriber Of course there would be some In Idols who would complain if we should have Hestons pictures In the Blade for there are some Infidels who can only show their Interest In our infidel propagandlsm by finding fault with anything that Infidel propogand ists do If Jesus Christ were to come back to earth the first thing he would want to do would be to write for the Blade and I would let him do it and a whole lot of Infidels would kick like steers because I would let him do it but would let him do it all the Alexander Campbell used to say that the Bible said Jesus wept but never said he laughed Ill bet he would laugh If he could read Kidders Virgin Mary J C and I jot onto each others racket pretty well when I was in Jerusalem see Dog Fennel and we think a good deal more of each other than some people might think He was a little off sometimesampled a little too much of that Mumms extra dry that he could make out of water and then those fellows that wrote the New Tes tament laid a good many fool things him that he never said or did Heston and have ripped each other up the back some and the fellows greatest fault is that he Is too much like me but that would cut no Ice with me He is a genius in his partment and this Is the paper that dsu t pkr r tItJt i i as i et in the Henderson Route Habit Kentuckians j OFFICIAL ROUTE TO THE WORLDS FAIR CITY lj Finest passenger service through St Louis Owensboro and Evansvllle SouthwestP effect on account of special occa sions Homeseekers or Colonists Excursions we have them ASK US FOR RATES whereR4 AND ASK US FIRST EFJI WOMACK GEO L GARRETT AgentYrGeneral Passenger Agent KENTUCKYIloijlft to give him scope for his us the 10000 and we will have 1eton on the halfshell as part of ttibfmenu of each Blade JFrom the Lexington Leader Fennel- I The Orient EDITOR MOORES NEW BOOK AN f INTERESTING PUBLI CATION C C Moores Dog Fennel In Is one of the most in books ever published on the EltOt that Is the East and the Holy The book contains 340 pages In clean clear type It Is In wit and humor to Mark Twain or William Makepeace Thack Cray and Is far superior In detail to p1t r Innocents Abroad or From Corohlll to Grand Cairo Moore had the good fortune to be ne of excursionists who un er management of the renowned SonIMdltUe on February 1903 bound foe the East The Itenerary Included Ielaof Madeira Gibraltar the Gre ndjs the Alhambra In Spain AN sq4frica Malta Clvlta Vecchia Greece Constantinople tit lack Sea and Smyrna In Asia M Is said that Saint Lute is btwl at Smyrna and that the Virgin Mar1 died near that place thence to Ewrput and Joppa Joppa Is diatln gH ied as having been the residence ofMlnion the Tanner and near that pm n the sea the whal swallowed EtsiMtIC lie did sivutluw irw Front Joppa theltlneraifr continued through the plains of Shhron olives and grapes and palms and oranges anti the lilies of the fleld growing al- lalongto the city of Jertnrafem ethlehemoalvary Mount of Ollven Dead Sea the Jordon and Bethany Mr Moores book says The rance filth superstition jealousy ha tred strife and suffering in and about those places In Palestine are appall ing In the Church of the Nativity at Bethlehem and In the Church of the Holy Sepulcher at Jerusalem Mohan medan soldiers guard day and night to keep the Christian sects front fight- Ing The Church of tho Holy Sepulcher of all the holy humbugs around Jerusalem the one that takes the cake The whole plant and the scoun drels that run It would have made me laugh if they had not made me so madThe Roman Catholics claim that Jesus was crucified and furled on the site of the Holy Sepulcher which Is within the walls of the city of Jeru salem Mr Moore Insists that the scene was Mount Calvary half a mile outside the wall and refers to New Testament as authority for his Insist Mount Calvary and the tomb and garden at the foot of it are regarded as one place that place and the Mount of Olives are the most interesting two places In or very near Jerusalem and I know therefore that you will not be Impatient If use con siderable of your time In describing that garden and that tomb- Incline to the Impression that Jesus was crucified and killed and that the story of his having risen from the dead may have come from honest error or Imposture Certain It Is to all competent thinkers that he never rose from the dead Joseph of Arlmathea begged for the body and he laid It In a tomb hewn out of a rock and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb and the ashes of Jesus of Nazareth mingled with the earth of Palestine From the Holy Land the Cookies went to Egypt visiting Cairo the Pyramids and scenes on the Nile where have seen the strange lights on the sky That leaps unwavering oer the proph- Ets tomb Egypt is the wonderland of the world a land of hoary antiquities of unperishing youth The glory and freshness of this land is the river Nile Thence the party went to Naples Vesuvius Rome Monte Carlo and via tho Azores back to New York All of these places are described with more or less extended details and al ways very interesting Those Interested in the subject should read this book and they will undoubtedly do so with avidity and get new refreshing and true Informa tion on it pearlfromSend 250 for five postal cards and help the Blade to get 10000 subs Ai J i t1f l in AN APPEAL Be1IngHe Is an Infidel Newton Iowa Aug 26 1903 Charles Moore Lexington Ky Dear SlrA fund has been started for the purpose of raising enough money to pay the mortgage on the home of Mrs Marlon R Hammer of Newton The debt Is but 250 and has been Incurred by paying the ex pense of the two trials of her husband Hammer who Is now In prison- It will be remembered that about a year ago Mr Hammer was put on trial for another offense but the pros ecution failed to make a case the Judge dismissing Hammer without even examining a single witness of the defense Mrs Hammer Is critically at present and all effort to secure a pardon for her husband has so far you kindly do what you can through the Blade to Interest the erals In the matter All contributions may be sent to you and In turn for warded to Mrs Mary Hammer New ton Iowa Below Is a list of names and amount subscribed at the picnic August 23 This sum has been collected and paid over to Mrs Hammer- T Katlng M Hutter H Hutter fl H L Moffitt Cyrus Nolin Mrs Harriet M Closz Jl Wm Cooper A Nolin Chas Gist fl Irene Moffltt 50 cents and Sarah Moffltt 60 cents- LIBERAL PICNIC li Moffitts Grove Near Newton Iowa The Liberals of Jasper county met at E B Motiltts glove two miles West of Newton on Sunday Aug 23 rT1ITfntc Ihmiscellaneous program of music recitations was rendered After contents of dinner baskets had eon disposed of Mrs Harriet lost delivered a lecture on the dl vprce question She arraigned the shops of both Catholic and Prates 4nt churches before the bar of com non sense The church should keep ier hand out of the marriage contract mIl divorce should be left to the mut ual consent of Interested parties Mrs Closz handled her subject In a lucid manner and called attention to many everyday brutalities to Illus trate the sufferings of her sex at the hands of their lords She pointed out the Injustice of lowing only the male sex to frame laws In reference to marriage and di the close of tho day a committee was appointed to organize the local Liberals On Aug 15 1904 a similar event will be held in commemoration of Ingersolls birthday WANTS WluSONS INGERSOLL ADDRESS PAMPHLET FORM Danville Ills Aug 1903 Mr James E Hughes Lexington Ky Dear SirLet me suggest that while you have It In type you put Dr Wilsons Memorial address and tribute to Col Ingersoll In pamphlet form The matter can remain In coliinms and In Inexpensive binding will an ewer every purpose This was Brad laughs method of missionary work Yours very truly D D EVANS CommentThat Is a sample of let ters we are continually getting and ay answer to all such Is get me the 500 subscribers for Blade Magazine it 50 cents a year nod we will have ill the Blades articles In type for a month after they are printed In the Blade and they will bE printed In the Magazine and the whole magazine sold for four cents each In lots of five or more and five cents for a gle copy and the type will be retained for a month after the appearance of each article In tne Blade to put anything In It In pamphlet form at less than half the cost It can be done whole of Dr Wilsons speech was probably melted up before a sin le Blade went out of the office and It would be a big and expensive Job now to put It In pamphlet form The way to do Is to send us the 500 subscribers for the Magazine Bro Shaw of the Searchlight Waco Texas Aug 26 1903 Mr Charles Moore Lexington Ky Dear Mr Moore thank you for a copy of your now book Dog Fennel In the Orient It came Just an hour ago I am sor ry It Is too late for notice In the September Searchlight which Is now on the press Wishing you every good fortune and many years yet In which to enjoy It I remain Yours truly- J D SHAW Read what Dr Wilson and the Lex ington Leader say about Dog Fennel In this weeks Blade and then send us your order for one or more copies ii f 4 Il TEXAS OKLAHOMA INDIAN TERRITORY AND BACK 500 15THfinal ASK NEAREST TICKET AGENT OR WRITE T BOWSHEA P T RY CINCINNATI CONVENT CRUELTIES Is the title of a phamphlet by a for tlontheAPeepvent Horror Taking the Veil etc samplecopyHENRY 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T R MORGAN S P Jtt i irt 1 THE WELLKNOWN PHYSICIAN i Cures Where Others Fait FOR PROOF READ HIS BOOK Early nino hoodtm crlenfenmtand FhrKlriil Uebllltr of r to tbelr addresaion urn centeenled in a platnenvelope mptunwofthecom hptaintsandades pttonoflboDoctors put wnriAppIleatlonapositivecuretheonlyremn1y seas AUdns3 DR Kl FEMTOW8 87 you Ytaclaud NJ DrIeliows- has cured so many advanced and difficult of a private nature which were looked upon as incurable that he It now considered far and near c1nlhfnmgt reliable and worthy specialty EditorJooursai olfralM nCr Fellows lias for d number of years held an enviable reputation In the medical line and has made a Ispecialty of a number of diseases thereby becoming familiar with them and enabling him to treat them successfully He is wellknown as a pro nounced advocate In all lines of free professlon TME BEST LINE gr1tU t tltC Chii IEONLYfAMOUS HEALTH QEJOQTS j 1 1 BSBLADlS I J + III III tt++++ Lt + N L P This Column Is Dedicated to ithe National Liberal Party iMatter Intended for Publication Should Be Addressed to Morrlst + Sachs Secretary Atlas Bank Building Clnclnnnatl Ohio I+facknowledge th0 receipt of program from the Los Angoles Jtberal Club for the Ingersoll Momorlnl nml would request Bro Collins to write It up for the Blade Mr L Wright of Cherokee Kan and Mr W H Hoffman of Mccos Mich have written for copies of the constitution and bylaws of the Nn tional Liberal Party The samo Imvc been sent Suncock N H Aug 1903 To Morris Sachs Sec N L P The New Hamshlre Secular Union held Its fourth annual convention and Ingersoll Memorial service Sunday p mAugust 9 at Suncock N H There but good terest was a small attendance manifested The following pro gramme was given Address of Welcome and Reading Selections from Ingersoll by Carl address on Robert IngersollOur God by Marllla Rlcker of Dover An Address on Tho Land of th- eDeadA study In the beliefs In a future life by Susan Osgood Man ChesterA on Wha Is F- rthoughtBy Carl Buseil Sun cock At the business meeting tae allow Ing officers were elected for tho en h sulii2 yea- rPresidentSusan Osgood Manchester N VIcePresldeutMarllla M Rick Dover N SecretaryCarl Busell Suncoc N H TreasurerClinton S Osgood Man Chester N H CARL BURELL Secretary N H S V Clrclevlllo OhloI send in m dues Enclosed find 100 postoflli order for the samo The National oral Party I am pleased to l11oW that our order Is doing so wellES THER A VAN RIPER Mountain Side IowaI am opposed to giving any premium for the best written piece on Why I Am an Atheist Each one of course thlnls his pleco the best I do and if he i dont get the premium hellll be to s pay I dont write for premium and dont want any unless it be a stick o candy or a cloutpin But say If youll compile all the pieces Into a Look or pamphlet and get Bro shag to fix it up for lX0 or less Cyomriiay put mi one 4 rye Sure WILLIAM WIARTINIMattock Wash Grass Blade of Mr Gamblllos as regards a method of making thr meetings of a Freethought thou interesting and instructive me suggest that programs be LetI tar each meeting s in a literary clety giving each member a recitatio essay reading a part in a dialogue ac cording to his age and ability This can be made very interesting if there is any degree of enthusiasm amon the members This is especially true if there are enough members so that all do not have to take part in ever program While suggesting let me also add that it Is a good plan to be liberal in your program Do not confine yourself to matters pertaining to religious questions brt add cbolc or entertaining poems and anything else of a scientific or literary value Or again a topic of general interest might be announced at one meeting as the subject of discussion at the nex and everybody young and oldnsled to find out all they could about it If this plan is used a few of tho ablest members should be elected teachers and the members divided Into classes as Is done in the Christian Sundaj should bring their refer ence books and in each class tho sub Ject could be intelligently and inter estingly discussed Sometimes might be advisable to give the chit iron ono subject and tho grdwn up people another but however that F may be ono need never bo at a loss for a subject Natural science history of all ages and counties heredity physiology psycology literature and countless other branches each offer an untold number of suggestions to tho thoughtful mind To add to what these thoughts could do let each head of a family who is a member and any others who could subscribe for some good Frcethought or scientific paper dull each one pass their papers around Dont confine yourselw to one class of publications Have the Youths Companion as well as tho Little Freethinker for your young folks Remember too that of your boys anti young men you desire to mako useful as well as thoughtful cit izens so some member might sub scribe for the Scientific American Thorn Is or rather was three or four years a Secular Sunday school quar published at Sllverton Ore I think It was excellent and perhaps some reader of the Blade who knows something of the Secular Union which had headquarters there can tell us some moro about it I think there was a Secular University and a Free thought paver there but I have an impression that both have been moved I hope that some reader can tell us whether tho quarterly is still published and if so where it may be obtained WINNIE H GREEN THE PACKAGE PLAN For those who have not much i money but are willing to take some pains and trouble to circulate t- her Blade think the best is tho pncmgo plan By that plan you can send whatever money you can spare each week or send It and havo it put to your credit not to bo less than cents each week and for this get Blades nt cent each sent in a package to one auuross This greatly simplifies the mnlllng and decreases tho labor and expenso Tho persons receiving these ages can of course glvo them awar or sell them at their option The can sell them at their own prices and by energy and enterprise it is quite possible that in many instances it could bo made profitable I hope that ninny parties will start on a small number nnd sell them regularlyI would suggest at or 3 cents each and report results for publication In tho Blade If you are not snccessful report it all tho same Wo want to get facts Please try to make arrangement for news stands to sell them A POEM WHEREBY HANGS A SHORT TALE There are four of us Keene Harl ness Haggln and I who live here in a bunch in Dog Fennel all In sight of each other that are worth an ag gregato of ono hundred millions of dollars and own around our homes about 10000 acres of land worth about 150 an acre Really though all th others are richer than I am Rich people are chummy Whe lot back from the Orient I called one of these homes where there quite an elderly lady who has long been my friend When called she was dangerously ill and has not yel recovered and I could not see her The family wanted to hear about Pal estino and they repeated to the slcl lady my account of it She was culiarly impressed by the idea ol a railroad running to Jerusalem and a few days since while she is still a dangerously old lady sent me the IN PALESTINE After Byron The wild gazelle on Judahs hills Exulting yet may bound But water from the living rills In railroad tanks is found The cedars wave on Lebanon But Judahs statelier steed Is gone Where lumbering camels did cavort Is heard the engines puff and snarl Next station Is Jerusalem Hoarsely cries the railroad man The traveler wants no caravan For Holy Place is reached by tram The gentle donkeys Jews all rode And kings and prophets once strode The long long ears and short Srttails- Vanished before the iron rails Were Balaams ass once more Could sho the power of apt e vive Could een that gifted beast ex tjn The vision of tho flying train To Davids city run the cars And all the world lets down the bars Where Israel once alono did roam The tribes of earth with troll come Where olives grow on Zlons hill Cooks tourists come and go at will Vhere Jewish temple once did stanlj Gentiles oer run the Holy Land These days the sons of Abraham Are wanderers scattered oer the earth And other folks by steam and tram View their illustrious place of blrt Pilgrims arrive from every clime To worship at that sacred shrine Can they maintain the souls elation When told just time to reach th station 0 L SENT HIM A PEBBLE From the Place Where Miss Pharos Found Moses Wickllffe Ky Aug 13 1903 Moore and hughes Lexington Ky Dear SirsI was probably one among the first to send in my dolls Jog Fennel but notice what have recently said in the Blade cot cernlng the size of the book that it is much larger than was first anticipated and I therefore close 50 cents to help you out And say Brother Moore you mar certain by referring to your file that I asked you to bring me arab- bits foot from the grave yard whop Moses was burled Did you do It not why not If you did not bring the foot can you not let me have sum other little souvenir If you can do so please let me know what it nnd amount that I should remit obtain it I enclose a clipping from tho St Louis Chronicle of this date but have never read the book referred and would like to know the nature of 1olstols insult suppose you havo- tho book and can toll me J L WILLIAMS AnswerI could not get the rabbit- foot from Moses grave because the- placo where Moses was burled is the- only thing that Is a lie that the peo plo In Palestine do not know The- Bible says Deuteronomy xxxiv GC So Moses the servant of tho Lord- died there in the land of Moab according to the word of the Lord And he burled him in a valley in the- land of Moab over against Beth- poor but no man knoweth of his sepulchro unto this day The Lord- was doing something in tho undertak- Ing line In those days and he never tool out any burial permit for Moses 3ut I send to you in a sealed velope a pebble that I picked up tho place where Moses was found 11lss Iharoah floating in a soap box In the bulrushes buttho bull had t l 111 J 1ktU ii thatrushed around there so ra the soil thero now dont prod 19 ar thing but pebbles You havo already paid mop Utan you owed for tho pebble I lave a good many souvenirs of that kind that will send without charge to thoso that ask for them as long a they hold out- Tolstois book is against r and God and Emperor DillY ar ft r wa r so Billy squelched Tolstoi AN EXCAMPBELLITE PRC Cy R T jIIooversvllle 1903 Kind Sirs Fit i0iclosed 220 for Dog Fennel and p stage and credit on my Blade and If t can raise 00 I will give it to wrltiS Just one pnge of two Issues to show Why Mrs Henry and other good ladlefl want to vote it has been forced on t tem have read with much Interest the many letters in tile Blade along the line of Atheism Those who are mild Infidels and believe in a Gotl are tainted with tho Jewish and Christian ideas of God yeta tin veil is yet over their eyes They were raised on the food and are not qulto rid of theeffect An Agnostic is an uncertain man one who has no foundation Be is one who says I dont know and then In the next breath says he knows for ho will go on saying God never did this or that Mr Ingersoll was In fact an AUle st Strange that a man could lenow that God would or would not do thlR r that and at the same time not snow whether or not there was a God Such a man is a kind of a watersprout f Christianity He is afraid to sa there is a God for he knows ho has 10 evidence and he is afraid to sa hero Is no God for ho is afraid be vlll bob up again on the other side f Jordon and meet the baldLheadi ltd gentleman whose existence he has lenled and that it might induce un pleasantness between them We might personify nature as Sod but we might personify it as tho Devil on the samo principle ffor we have good and evil in nature We would thus have a double faced Janus or a God God must be a material stlc being He must governthe ma ferial universe or the godship Idea is forever gone If he governs the universe he is Its superior If he is the superior of the aaterlal universe he Is older and is internal and is therefore the creator if the universe and is no part of it jut is outside of the universe Chemical science tins established cue fact that matter Is indestructib tad therefore eternal A God can not be older than matter Which is sternal God cannot be older than ilmself This is like the Christlal dea that Christ is eternal sand that led Is his father How In the Sam mil they ever found out which waf ho father puzzles me Hence I can elude thAt there is no God Natures eternal law iuseparab rom ete1 l matter is the onJy powef nitcoktroms i tumgtJli IUler GeL Tii ws of nature cann 36 notafed Therefore I am an Ath st I Save climbed clear oVer the ence lhe God Infidel is on the samo Ide no fence that the Christie s trying to separate God from Christ ind Christianity and the Agnostic Is ip on the fence sayirg dont kno1 xnd dont give a durn whether or not here is any God just so there is no tell to roast me The Atheist is iver the fence with worlds of know dge open before him and a heart full if love and sympathy for theca grog ng in the darkness of superstition ind doubt behind him- I do not fault Christianity for the Us of life crimes etc There is a ause behind Christianity that bred t and gave it birth Mrs Henry and Mrs Closz are fine ood meaning learned intelligen omen that we should all feel proud If and respect them highly and ye hey have failed to see the real cause woman slavery and degradation I believe if these noble women and the bright contributors to thi lade could once see what caused all Ills they would turn their batteries gainst it The church is tho child of lis eased parents I could point out the cause but have no space and it ould be rejected like almost all truth ruth always has to fight its way the front R L NOEL OLD ARKANSAW Is What He Is Called In Dog Fennel Little Rock Ark Aug 21 1903 C Moore Lexington K Dear Sir and Brother I believe It is about the time you said yon pected Dog Fennel in the Orient would be announced and hearing nuthlns of It from you I write to low if we may hear from it in the- near future- I am anxiously awaiting its appearance in deed never tire of thinking or the Cookies and especially the very pleasant rambles you and harl together alone have enjoyed perfect health since my return enjoyed my stay Paris France exceedingly but sura enough had a rough trip from Cherbourg to New York I was seasick oh my I hope that nothing serious has ayed Dog Fennel in the Orient and Ihat it will soon bloom and flourish In the Occident Youro ttuy G A VIQUESNEY Comment This Js tho man who In Dog Fennel is called Ar lnnsaw He is 71 years oldi and- was born in France and speaks llrench and Arkansaw equally well THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT finds greater appreciation when reads of The Town That Jack Dullt- and the money making possibilities In the direct contiguous thereto Send twocent stamp for copy of tills pamphlet and other Katy Cllually as atractlve and interesting Address KATY JAouisfoi CHRISTIANITYI Print His Letter Just as He Wrote It Not In Unkindness But Just to Show That a Man Who Will Defend Christianity is Probably Ignorant Harper Ia Aug 17 1903 Mr Charles C Moore Lexington IrDear Friend In your answer to Mr C R Conway letter what has it to a poor educated man with Christian as long as ho does his duytlcs as n Christian morral it is true that somo Infidelity are more mount that Christians but the Christian never bad a pope that was not nlorrni I like for you to show me ono pope that was not morral you cannot show me once Tho Christian church never put op money to Christian that ther should not go over to infidelity for Christ say to St Peter on his roclt I will built my church nnd the gate of hell shall overcomo again her nnd wo Christian have tho strongest prove since tho Christian have starte and to this day tho Infidelity have try to overcome and but the Christian to death In your letter you say that a bout week ago two devout Christians were hanged in Lexington for murder- Ing a fellow Christian anti that It was cold blooded murder Is it moro coM blooded murder titan in the early da S of Christians when tho Infidelity put the Christian to deaths without any cannot show me a Christian that was put In penitentiary on less he was a haft Christian and a Infidel Ity I have seen thousand of infidel that was drunkard and vagabonds who call thcmsclf Infidelity I am a Chris tlan and our religion is truer and teachs the way to heaven if peoplc want to go to heaven I will provo anything a bout Christian that It Is the true and that you are wrong and wilt prove to you any time and I will show you that you can not debate me den caro what it i- sEJB AnswerI glory in your pluck I am always glad to hear from Christians and to print what they say In defense of their religion You do not write very good English but I pose you are a foreigner and that you can write my language better than I can yoursi You ought to have signed your name Infidels must be thick in your country If you know a thousand who are drunkards and vagabonds you may know a dozen or two who are not such have been In Infidel manufacturing business for a good many years and I dont believe I ever saw a thousand Infidels in all my life But believe my paper IaS more patrons In Iowa than In an other State in this Government Yon will have to turn Infidel to be In the swim Better out of the world than aut of the fashion If old Popo Leo XIII was so good what made him so skeerei of the devil when he found he was going to die TRAVELED WITH ME TO TIiE ORIEN Toledo Q Aug 25 1903 Mr Charles C Moore Lexington Ky My Dear SlrI was highly please to receive a copy of Dog Fennel In lie Orient this morning and I havQ read some of it today anti I am lighted with the book Please matt one copy to my brother M Copelin 111 RIley street Harrisburg Pa and send your bill to me for both books I may want an ads tonal copy or two can you furnish tamo Now Mr Moore dont hesitate to end your bill and dont let the few ittlo attentions paid to you by Mrs and myself cut any figure I want to my for the two books same as any tody else Dont you wish we could ako the trip again I may go to South America or around the world his winter via California Japai China etc Cant you go along How about that visit you promise to pay Mrs and me We woul be pleased to have you and Mn Moore visit us any time We be at home until September 10 then Helen our big daughter goes to Pennsylvania to school I will probably go along for a week or ten days Just returned ten days age from a two weeks trip to Atlantic City New York etc Had a nlco trfIJ I see by the papers that old Ve iivlus at Naples is active I shouV lIIee to see it After I read your boot will write you again From the glances I leave taken in it I know Is good and to the point The mention made of us is quite flattering Why Mr Moore you will make feel like young people If you couh see mo since I came home you would say was still younger for I an heavier and am quite well this summer Mrs C is well and we both sent our kindest regards to you all ant hope at some future time not far tant to pay you a visit assuring you thut you have at least two good friends In Toledo and it will always he a pleasant thought of our nasa clatlon with you on our trip to the Orient Yours very trll- ly2V COPELIN CommentThere are two coteries of friends that I have made for whom will always have a warm place In Heart those that I made In the ihltontlary and those on the Moltke tour to the Orient the nicest two out hndReally the ponlten tlnry was moro of art inning and if It haul not been for poor dead old Drotber Billy McKinley I dont know that there ever would havo been any outing to that 140iIs the number of subscribers to this- date for the Blade Magazine at 50 cents a year and the Magazine will be Issued as soon as the number e 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