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Digital page images are linked to the text file. iir ttJ fJ l IIIIIt 11 sep lIJIJ p3 lJE GRASS BLADE f J J r LEDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS rUDUSJTED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE Ii 1VOL XII N029 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13 E M 303 100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 Issue for one year SlOO In clubs of five or moro cents each a year Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five copies one year 2BO Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your adtTresa ad vise this office giving your old as well ns tile now address When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old sub scribervr The address slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription and fserve as a receipt as the date changes as soon aa the subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication are not discontinued at expiration unless so ordered by the subscriber The courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers re ceived until the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered dlscon a tined i Office of publication East Third 1street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexlng ton as Second Class Mat all communlcatlono to SLUE GRASS BLADE P 0 BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a cc aln degree demoralizes those who ma- ketit those who sell It and those who it believe from the time It Issues if 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 1contemFlate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid f you have to do Is to think of the t deathsof the suicides of the meant ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for 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 you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man t Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGrtIn Is this government founded upon the Christia- nreligionWashington The divorce between Church and absoluteGarfieldi COLLEGEofMEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material FEE9 MODERATE Fall term opens in September r Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSIER MU Sicy- 94624T Ashland Ave ChUaao WILLIAM RAN DOLF HEARST GREATEST JOURNALIST THAT AMERICA EVER HAD Expresses Sentiments Reprinted In This Issue of the Blade That Should Make Him the Infidels Candidate for President In 1904 I have for some time supposed that William Randolf Hearst with his great papers in hew York Chicago and San enterprisingjournaUst tile time had the general Impression that he was a very advanced thinker- have the general Impression that he has offered his name as a candi date for president of the United States but to what extent he has pressed his claim if at all I do not friend who Is unknown to me has sent me the three editorials from Mr Hearsts papers that are printed In this issue of the Blade My gratification at reading them is simply Immense and think the sentiment of these editorials plainly marks him as the man that American Infidels should support in 1904 for President of the United States and if there is any doubt of his candidacy all people in the United States who are In favor of separating church and State In the management cf the af fairs of this government should ex press to him their desire that he should become their candidate for PresidentI mean to say that Mr Hears Is as able a defender of the principlee of Freethought as various propagan diets male and female of tho cause propagandiststheremately available Mr Hearst is a champion of the leading principles of Infidel thought and he Is Immense ly available I am myself an Atheist anft a late symposium In the Blade think shows that the general trend of Infidelity Is toward atheism Mr Hearst is not an Atheist and editorially makes an argument against Atheism some of which I think un tenable and to which I reply Mr Hearst does not even so far as I have seen announce himself an Infidel of the deistic school but It seems evi dent that he Is in full sympathy and fellowship with such Infidels as Paine Franklin Jefferson and Lin- Coln all of whom were deistic Infidels- do not believe that It would be most expedient for us to want an Atheist for our candidate for presl dent of the United States- A consistent Deist as Mr Hearst seems to be would do for us all that even the most radical Atheist asks in affairs of government and of course we ought not to want to tax the com mon Christian faith any more than is absolutely necessary for there are many Christians who while they would not be willing to abjure their faith to support for president a man like Hearst would nevertheless sup port him simply because he defends the true spirit of this government that was Sounded on Infidelity by In fidels the very basic principle of this government Its main corner stone being that religion should not be al lowed to Influence the affairs of this government In any official capacity- It seems to me that Mr Hearst plainly announces his support of the very leading cf the principles that we embodied In the platform of the National liberal Party We have as I have suggested men In the National Liberal Party who more fully represent our views than Mr Hearst does but we have no man who could make any canvass for pres idency that would be at all formidable because we have not among us the means to make such a canvass Mr Hearst has means abundant and has great newspapers to support him and he is in sympathy with the main features of our cause without any effort on our part to make him so and it is quite possible that he would make any conservative conces alone that we might ask of him We should have a meeting of the executive committee pf tho National Liberal Party to formulate an address to Mr Hearst and get from him an expression of wont he would be willing to do for us and while am person ally a radical of the radicals think such an address should be quite con servative FREETHOUGHT CONGRESS AT ROME IN 1904 At the international Freethought Congress at Geneva In SeptemberI last year it was resolved next Congress should be held In Rome in 1904 September 20th No time has been lost In commencing the preparatory labors of the organization M Leon Furnemoht Deputy for Cbarlerlo to the Belgian Parliament and General Secretary of tho Interna r- f ti+ l L tional Rationalist Federation is now a London for tho purpose cf frnjins an English committee alreadybeentries notably Franco Belgium Italy Spain Holland and Switzerland On the several national committees there figure such well lncwn names ns those of Professor Haeckel the Illus trious Gorman professor Professor Berthelot secretaire perpetuel of the Academic des Sciences at Paris MM Aulard Gabriel Sealllea prcfesscrt at the Sorbonne M Herre director the Instltut ties Hautes Etudes at Paris such distinguished senators nr Clemenceau and Dolpcch and numerous deputies representing all nhades of the Republican party among whom MM Bulsson Lockroy and Hubbard may be noted In Italy the committee Is headed by such well known men as Professor Lombroso and Signori Enrico Ferri Do Crlstoforls and Pellegrini Depu ties of the Italian Parliament and Professor Sergi of the University of Rome Professor Bcvio the distin guished savant and patriot whose mented death occurred a few dayr ago has accepted the position cf hon orary president of the Congress The recent successes of the Spanish Republican party have sent to the Cortes a number of deputies who have already Joined the committee In that country Among these many be men tioned Nicolas Salmeron the former RepublicMiguelthe Spanish Freemasons and Admiral Marenco Deputy for Cadiz On the Belgium committee will be found the names of Professor Hector Denis and the following Deputies D Leon Furnemont Paul Jansen the leader of the Liberal party and Ueorges Lorand The office cf the Federation Is at 13 Rue du Monltcur BrusselsIt be noted that M Furemont is about to proceed to Berlin Vienna and BudaPcsth In order to form the German Austrian and Hungarian committees Already In the various Republics of South American similar committees are being constituted The English committee will com prise representatives of all grades cf itttlonallst thought Professor Henrj Maudsley and the veteran George Jacob Holyoake will be the presidents dhbnneur The other names include those of Earl Russell Lady Florence Dixie Joseph McCabe John M Rob ertson Edward Ccdd Sydney Clra son F J Gould Mrs II Bradlaugb Bonner Dr G B Clark E Belfort Bax J F Green Charles Watts W Foote Chapman Cohen Victor Roger and P H Thomas Several cf the above named have intimated their in tention of being present at the Coo gress In the meantime the English committee will be placed In communication with the other national commit tees and will cooperate with them In framing the program of the Congress The secretary cf the English com mittee Mr William Heafcrd writes Let me assure the English reader that French Belgian Italian and Spanish Freethought =so far as I know Its literature and the men who write and speak for Freethcught In those landsIs no mere anticlerical cry of Down with the priest and up with the people but a conscious in telligent movement based on a wide survey of human history and of mans social and political needs embodying a radically rationalistic view of life and dutyTa movement accelerated by splendid enthusiasm by illustrious talent Bro Smith Emerson PASSED FROM LIFE AUG 22C3 WAS CHARTER MEMBER PONE OF THE EE3T KNOW LIBERALS IN WISCONSIN Oak Centre Wis Sep 1903 Editor Blue Grass Blade Dear Friend As Smith Emerson my dear husband was one of tho char ter members of the National Liberal Party also Honorary Vice President In deepest sorrow I Inform ycu he passed from life unto death August 22nd 1903 after en Illness cf several months He was born at Warsaw N Y February 14 1S27 Ho leaves a hest of friends a wife and two sons and two daughters each having homes cf their own He was a kind husband and loving father always ready to help those who needed help Has been a reader of your paper for several years Was in full posses lion of his mind until almost tho last When the end came fell into a sweet sleep Was locking forward to meet Ing you and other Liberal friends at St Louis in 1904 but death came top soon Yours In sorrow MRS SMITH EMERSON INFIDEL tADGE FOR 5 CENTS The little infidel button gotten up by Mr Charles F Braun of Cincinnati think is cute and opproprlate in de sign and tasteful and substantial in its mechanical execution Ono will last a life time and it costs only five cents and we will pay the postage ou them Its cabalistic figures and signs 3x13 are a very Ingenious expos tlon of the Trinity of Infidelity as op posed to that of the Christians l c 5 AN AiIACT ON THE AMERICAN PUBLIC OCKCOL AN ATTACK ON THE KATJCfCL VCL rnr IT ISUXJUST A3 VVSLL AS LN FA T RlCTC- Frew the i ca Tcrlcur tP On Tuesday August 13 In New fork City a distinguished clorjjvtuur congrcgaticnJealtsocial conditions His emphasis of the importance of morality throughout life was admirv ble and truthful His denunciation of tho divorce rvll vas powerful and in the Interest of the home and of the future pubIesuch attacls dally becoming more numerous we feel bound to resent and cpptse The public school of America dec rot need any defender It underlies ho countrys progress It Is the one Onlyknowledge clergyman cr any religion that attacks the prbllc scbccl does noed a defender fcr such a clergyman ar such a religion If it spelt with authority confesses fear cf knowl edge whIch means fear of truth In the attack en the public school It is stated that tho public school In separatedfrom moralltrInnother are pointed out as the result f the public school In which spelling arithmetic geometry and other de partments of fact are kept distinct rcm the religious training which in Ides miracles and belief We shall show how unjust and fool sh Is the attempt o connect Indlvd ial crime with the splendid benefic ant national public school system The newspaper w Ich contained the attack mentioned dnthe public school acid iifibof a yours army offlcer lamedi4 Murtaugh This young man had disgraced himsol tfirough fraud and had been accuses conduct un oecmlng an cfflcer and aiso of being a ccroacn thief Would It not be strpidly unjust to fold that religious school responsible Icr this misrcrtunuta ycuns nans predicament That same newspaper contained tn account cf a young woman ccnflnod In the Tcmb Prison accused cf forgery and ether crimes That young vc mans education was received In a religious Institution Would It net be unjust to hold the good earnest man who taught her responsible for her shortcomings Czolgosz the anarchist who murdered President McICInley was educated In a religious school he never attend an American public school Would It not be a stupid crime to hold the religious school responsible for the murder The public school In which all the hlldren cf the nation may meet on otiual terms Is the nations glory and reattt hope There are religious schools cf all iinds Baptist Methodist Presbyter ans Ecman Catholic and ethers in ivhlcb children are well educated and n which In accordance with their parents desire religious teaching Is added to the branches cf Instructlcn These schools ere well managed they do grot geed toy should be reated with respect They shculd be paid fcr by these who went them But the public scocls also should be trotcj respect and especial ly by the ministers ef religion The Constitution cf the United States forbldn the recognition cf any religion by the Government which means that all religions should be treated alike justly and Impartially Common sense and common Justice demand thct when ell the people are taxed fcr the education ef childhood religion should be left cut cf the school course that nc faith to cJTend ed Wherever Protestantism however Indirectly is made a feature tf the public school justice and right ac violated The Protestant the Catholic too Jew the atheist all forms cf reli glcns all forms cf belief and of unbe lief should nod in the public schools the most Intelligent Inculcation cf cs tabllshed facts Those who wish their children to receive an education in which facts and religion are mingled have the right to do as they please but they should do It at their own expense The man who attacks the American public ahool be ho clergyman or man attacks the welfare of this coun try although he may not realize it and he attacks also the standing cf his own religion in the estimation cf tie great majority cf American cltl zoos BOY PREACHER Creatlr C1njJEetlng Maya iii IJKy Sep 3Grnt and unflagging Interest Is being manifest ed this week in the wonderful preach ing cf the elcred hey preacher uarry Killebrew cf Louisville who is only twelve years eld ICcvor In meeting r ple white and colored assembled In cfjoneterest to the elcquert words that fai from this brys lips Ho rcsscsssr a remarkable memory and gift cf Ian suave and his ssrteoss are declared tc to logical and deep He Is never ct a Ices for the right word la the right placo and so thoroughly does he seen to understand and appreciate his sub bclhegreat church All admit that ho is r MrysvKIc 1y Is tctown that about t vo years age tier a Nero to a stake cno Sundy mo r Ins in toll view cf the tows and tltr children going to Sunday cchccl helped to gather up the weed tha they stacked around him and burn him alive Lord Lord send us the fool killer From New York Journal THE BIBLE OFFICIALLY INDORSEDTHIS IS P = ALLY THE APOTHEOSIS OF ROOSEVELT In a room set aside for tho directors if the Central Railroad of Now Jersey there Is a very large Blblo bound In black and not at all thumbed or dogs eared It la evidently a Bible given away not purchased at the expense of the stockholders or directors And In the front of this Bible as an Indorse ment of tho words which the Bible con tains and as high praise for the author there a leaflet of which we reproduce tho front page In this column entrancingthantin Indorsement by Theodore Roosevelt charminglackthe accumulated wisdom and Inspiration of centuries under the patronage of the gentleman whose eyeglass and spotted necktie and good strong commonplace faco you may seo In this column whenTheodore gIvetoold man living a purely spiritual and Intellectual existence Imprisoned for life numerousboundgrlsaly hoarp adls t9tulalyjdThatonlccrs of the American Bible Society who send out large Bibles to direhre- f railroad trusts and by way of add Ing weight end chartcttr to the tt In sert an dorcment by Theodore Hose velt it Is an Interesting InCornriKcttt since It quotes at length the scientis- tHU1kyth man tiha dared anl to iwn satisfaction scientific y rl d evty fundamental staternett the Clbi thearaurttiBlbicm this connection 10 are tad that wont do to be nonstrenuous In indoiEcrrert Mr Roosevelt tells what w msht to tla to live up to the Bible Iud adds onthynor a coward Did the executive officers f f In America Bible Society who think thatBible is helped by the Indorsement oih a strenuous fighting man ever hour the following texts Then said Jesus unto him put up thy word his they thattos dPllrNAke the with the sword Matthew chapter xvl verse from whence core ware iind fUht nss among you Cone tics mt hewten cf your lusts that wnr n you numbersJames chapter vaLe And lie thot Ullrth any tnnl shall surely be put to death ho thtcilleth a beast mlle it rooil heart for Lust tvtcus chapter lv votes and that Icadah trta rsrUvlty goctli rte captivity he tht Irllluh with the word must be killed with the sword BJeo Is the pntlerce and the filth cf th- eOitRtvelctions chap verse Uin Ulclh an cs Is as If ho slew i man he that saerlficeth a lamb as f he cut off a doss arch ho that offer th an oblation as If he offered swine s lod he that burncth iicpnsr xs it le bfsscd an idol Yen they have chos their own ways and their soul dc IFhtcih In their abominations saahOhiptcr Jxvl verso chilllrcnjortrovcrsy with the habitants of the and because there Is truth nrr neatnor UrowJeiJce cf Cod the By swcarlnsr nod lying and Iclllnar and stealing and coirrclttlng adutciy touchetlibloodtail Blessed ore the meet fir Ihry shall nhcrlt the earth Matthew chajter verse theIrjOpen shall rejilce lj the hoy One tfsr fl Isati n chapter xxlx verso But the meek shall Irhrrlt the earth and shill delight themselves In the ibundcnce cf peace PsiiS3 ssxvl verse 1Shoutl not the mutltuCe of weds b inswcred and should a mnn full of talc be just tdob Chapter xl cricC t will be noticed that the Bible wh ch Mr Rnose Indorses does net seem to share his love of killing or hIs contempt for the meek Tho shedd beg of blood apparently n subject on which the Bible and Mr Roosevelt dif fer All the more honor to Mr Roose opInIonsVerily this Is a comical age we live in sad the race must feel a yearning for great men when the Bible Itself Is put lJlt10rsmeutIJP SThe Officers of tho Bible society innounco thut they Issue their Bible with the Indorsement of Theodore vest under the kind permission of President Roosevelt Everybody will easily believe that Comment In this endorsement ot tho Bible there a picture of Roose let a fac simile of which the Journal slvcs Above and below the followingPresident American Bible Society Leaflet Not 13 The pIcture of Roosov9lt ie that of rIf i Jfl NFIDEITyj 1InBaptist College 3 GIVING THE BRETHERING CHEAT TROUBLE IN THE SPERITiOld pucker knowipenlteniary 4rintedIbticn editor took 0000 from dls iler John Atherton to build a dor Jitcry for divinity students and 0 to buud a church 1According to the Lexington Leader tohavelege at Georgetown Ky and It looksr t iiBaptistatLouisvilleTheological Seminary at that place Vhlttsltt shot off his mouth on ono muchWeeGrass Blarto that they fired him Georgetown College had a president sympathized i Gray had to skin out and get another Job They then sent to Norfolk Va toyBrerTaylorbut now Brer Dr T T Eaton who Is president of tho committee to select a college president yanks up Taylor seeming to think that Taylor Is In sympathy with Whittsitt Taylor used to be at Lexington and probably read the Blade some bretherlngIntrouble in the spent 1 + + a stolid dulleyed man with thlcltiensual looking lips about such aa you would expect to express the opfn that he lately uttered that tJin vyJ flnnllffc jlen wlfhthe iffitoriI1ttIJoCrlt1 al cxprcsslcn en his face that wotlldnape him call Tea PaIn a filthy t ittle Atheist i never would Lava heard of Ted1 Jclys beck but for that axpresslbri InS t and I read that In an Infidel news ifyapor end never saw the book HOWaBLIZZARD If AtForHours LIGEST READ ON RECORD Tlie following is a well authenlcateJ 3tcry just told me by Mr II L Peak f Kentucky and Oklahoma who has been visiting my house J1r Peak had read Behind the Jare1 He was In Oklahoma and had rotten a copy of Behind the Barsat ho post ofllce and was taking the Ifxck to a Mr Mitch the gentleman rio ad ordered It Mr Peak met gentleman of the peculiar name of 31izzard the son lu law of Mr Mitch bar Peak band Mr Blizzard the jcol to take to his fatherinlaw say 1 ing to Mr Bllznrd Perhaps you vculd enjoy reading Ityourself f That was In the eveningsame that the Yankees call afternoon IIr Blizzard took the book to his wn tcuso and began to read It He tsl te balance cf the evening and Len read It all night and until 3 ccck the next evening without stop plnr and then he had finished the sock That Is the longest well authenlcat ed case of reading that I ever hoard of 1t Of course I am printing this story o call attentlonn to my book that i wrote In the peultentlar to help to seil it I do not think any body appreciate Dog Fennel in the Orientiv o has never read Behind the Bars 11499r t Fcr sale at this office price fl 350- CINCINNATI it And 2JEEN d CRESCENT ROUTE Account CINCINNATI FALL FESTIVAL Tickets on sale September 7 to 19 Incuslve good returning September 21st Ask ticket agents for particulars 143 Is the number of subscribers to this ate50 cents a year and the Magazlne wlll be Issued as soon as the number at uie top getu to be 500 No money to I be paid until the subscribers are got ten vkr t I BLUE GRASS BLADE A REPLY TO EDITOR HEARSTS EDITORIALI AN INCUBATOR CHICK IS AL WAYS AN ATHEIST My exceedingly high regard for Editor Hearst Is found expressed else where In this Issue of the Hltuto hut I to his editorial against AtholKm have some objections that are valid tenable defensible I review the editorial seriatim I do not understand how any man who 11 was not an Catholic could have been Interested to have the Pope recover except upon sonic personal ground of no moment to the general public Certainly the dead Pope was no friend to Atheism know but little of Masonry but understanding Is that no man can rconsistently be a Mason who does not believe In a God and I think that If 1Ji2a man became a Mason believing In a God and afterward become an Athe t 1st ho should withdraw from Masonry t I db not think the publication of the f cablegram was any attack on Mason ry see no force whatever In Mr Hearsts pronunciamento that an Atheist Is one who to revert to an animal condition On the other hand It Is one of the of Chrisearnestly maintained claims Hans that even the very lowest of tile s human races believe In the existence J of a Certainly It Is true in tills country and In all other countries that the f belief In the existence of a God Is more common in tho exact ratio ot Ignorance of tho people and that trthe increases In the exact ratio r+ of the education of Vie people Certainly the xsegroes in this count try are the most ignorant people ol this country I never knew more than three or four Negroes who were ft Deists and never knew one that was i an Atheist though I have spent my i whole rather long life in the South r Certainly the next to the most ig ir norant people in this country are the Irish and among these of all the white people in America there is the smallest per cent of Atheists f The untutored savage Indian In his native state Invariably believed In the Great Spirit Nobody ever heard of such an Indian being an Atheist fSince they have become educated many of them have become Atheistic and are ardent supporters of my Athe istic paper- have known a great many Athe- Ists I never knew one who was not sufficiently intelligent to defend his position in writing or orally Some of the most scholarly minds of the world have been Atheists and apropos of Dr Mazzoni a Latin max Im says Ubi tres medlcl duo athel an ancient recognition that the study of the human anatomy induced Atheism It seamLtherefore that the bell t a a ten ncyto I lowest condition ofthe human race y a disposition to revert to the animal condition Mr Hearsts statement that All kinds of minds are interesting except tho foolish negative mind is only one of the millions of things that people including editors say when ey dont know exactly what it is y are trying to say with the result you never can understand what y mean because they themselves not understand what they mean aurt It is simply a waste of tUne and tInlt to comment on any such state w Such statements are not even r worthy of as much consideration as of talking throughthe best Instances you hat- The statement that The mind of the absolute Atheist Is foolishly neg1 ive If it means anything Is beg ging the whole question in issue It d has no more argument In it than if hould say The mind of the absolute fi deist is foolishly positive David said Tho hath said in his heart There is no God I could Just as easily say The fool hath said in his heart there is a God In neither case would anything be proyed They are simply the opposing epic ions of two men with a reasonable l supposition that I am more Intelligent r and more moral than David was and that therefore my opinion Is worth more than Davids Mr Hearst say If a man says I do I not know ho is respectable If that means anything worth printing It tmeans that tho less a man knows the t more espectablo ho is and that to know not respectable rtMr Hearst says If a man says and there is no God he Frceases to be respectable he becomes i That kind of talk will do for the pulpit where a preacher or priest car up and say Just any old thing suits him and to dispute what then and there Is In violation statute against Interrupting 1that worship but editors who say like this will of course be down from all quarters converse of Mr Hearsts propo rsltlon Is that the man who says I do and there Is a God is repecta ble But respectable by whom ri1 People who say there is a God are of course repected by Deists and people who say there is no God are of course respected by Atheists and what Is tho senso of printing such in ane platitudes Whats the sent of saying he be comes petrified Such language does no meant anything and does not prove anything if it did mean something There is no force in the remark about the man and animal laughing especially as there is the laughing hyena and a parrot can out laugh any tho matter of lighting a fire there Is an evident difference A man can strike a match on the seat of his breeches and no anlml except a moo key can do that Nobody can tell whether or not animals have a conception of Deity and whether they have or havo not could not at all prove the existence of a Deity whatever that may I vil m1 moan That the minds of animals took for causes Is familiar to the merest tyro in natural history Men do not see and practice the beauty of abstract Justice harmony and der nearly so perfectly an animals do Men habitually rob other men simply because they can do It and ants never rob other bees and antsPeople rob birds nests but no bird ever robs another birds nest Worshiping tho source of cosmic law If that means anything cannot possibly bo any more ennobling than worshiping Mumbo Jumbo Then you say We do not suggest that Atheists are lacking in moral character or are worse than other men Well then what are you kicking about If Atheists are Just as good as other people what do you expect to accomplish by writing against them What aro you trying to do any I thought Christians were Just aa good as Infidels I certainly would- uut spend my life and fortune and be a penitentiary convict beside Just to beat the Christian religion According to your own plain statement It would make no difference In the morals of the world whether all people were Atheists or believers In a God There Is then no kick coming to you under that head and you must not kick against Atheism You complain that tho Atheists ac Sept their own foolish doubts as facts Who is the arbiter in this matter What tribunal has decided that their Joubts are foolish How do you prove that they regard their doubts is facts Certainly tho very word doubt means that the matter under llscusslon Is not an established fact That old argument about the watch of which Paley was the au hor had been worn to a frazzle when t was taught theology in 1856 7 and But I will go over it again The ound watch proved that there was a naker and the maker proved to be a man The found man proved to have maker and the mans found maker proved to be God The found God hen to be consistent with the argu nent must prove to have had a malt Jr and so on ad Infinitem each God having a maker that must have pre eded him In other words Paleys old argument jased on the watch Is the prattle of a words a cosmic mind means ibsolutely nothing simply Jargon There Is no kind of a mind without t brain ganglions medulla oblonga ita or some living animal thinking ipparatus and such an expression as cosmic mind Is only used by a nan who does not know what he is rylng to say and is trying to male lomebody thinks that hethe speaker knows something that he does not mow A mud mind is Just as Intelligible is a cosmic mind Confine yourself strictly to language that you and tbers can understand and you wjll ind that you cannot conduct a logical irgument In favor of the existence of YGod fotfiziTg ghte 1r of Atheists adds no strength to your assertion Certainly there have been many Atheists who have gained more fame for their competency along hat line of thought than you have You are a great Journalist You lave money one of the great essen Ials for great Journalism and I high iy honor and appreciate the bold stand hat you have taken against the reli Ious superstition but you must not undertake to belittle those who are sertainly your Intellectual peers and who see cause to differ with you The heading of your article The Incubator Chick etc Is undignified iiadlifage illy fitting the dignity of the subject under discussion- am obliged to you for the admis ion that the Atheist tries to think Very few people do If the letter that you publish from in Atheist Is indeed a fair sample nf many that have reached you It Is certainly a grand tribute to Atheism That is the language of the kind gentleman and scholar My only obJec- tion to that letter is that the writer did not give his name and address but that seems to have been omitted by his modesty Of course a God Is not necessarily i thing to bo feared but It Is a fact that the Bible that believes In a God says The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom Your statement that The Atheist Is feeble because he lets his feeble Judgments shut his mind can be swered by my statement that the Deist and Christian are feeble cause they let their feeble Judgments shut their minds There is no argument in either case It is simply as if you should say there isa God rnd I should say there Is no Got It is simply an nouncement of the issue between us What we want is argument You have the burden of proof and mere assertion does not count You say plainly there Is no such thing as a single cell and then you say What we call a single cell Is a conglomeration of endless billions of atomsIf is no such thing as a single cell why do you call this conglomeration of endless billions of atoms a single cell What are you kicking you call a single cell is probably the same thing that the Atheist Dr Mazzoni calls a single cell and the fact that it is composed of less billions of atoms does not keep It from being a single cell any more than the fact that there are many atoms In a single silver dolla keeps It from being a single dollar 1245 to TraverseCity Omena Northport Petosky Machlnaw City Via QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE and PENNSLVANIA LINES Tickets on sale Aug 27th Sept Cth and 10th good returning 30 days from Ask ticket agents for particularsI f r j Q From New York Jou- rnalIncubator ChicK IS ALWAYS AN ATHEIST HE SEES NO HEN SO THERE IS NONE In an editorial published In this col umn recently there was reproduced a cable sent In reply to a question an to Dr Mazzonls religion Dr Mazzoni had said that he hoped most earnestly for the recovery of the late Pope although he Mazzoni was not a Catholic This seemed Interest- Ing and a query was sent by cable ac reply stated that Dr Mazzoni Is an atheist and high up In the Ma sonic order On this subject we havo received many communications from Masons declaring that an atheist cannot be a Masons of a rather curious mental structure have imagined that the publication of the brief cable was an attack on Masons Incidentally a good many atheists have written bitterly denouncing the paper for saying that an atheist is one who tends to revert to an animal conditionIt very hard to pleaaa every believe that one admit o the Masonic order Is compelled to ac knowledge the existence of a Supreme Being of some kind or other Whether or not a Mason who Becomes an atheist after becoming a Mason must get out of Masonry we do not know Information Is requested Now as to the atheists All kinds of minds are interesting except the foolish negative mind The mind of the absolute atheist is Ishly negative If a man says do not know lie Is respectable But if he says do know and there Is no God he ceases to be respecta blehe becomes petrified The atheist is a reversion toward the animal type In our humble opin ion But it is only an opinion Some men say that the chief dif ference between an animal and a hu man being consists in the fact that the human being can laugh and the animal cannot Others say that the chief difference between animals and men consists in the fact that the animal knows when he Is well off and does not bother himself about things that ho does aced Still others say that man Is different from the animals because he can light a fire and keep it going We believe that man is different from the animals principally because lie has a conception of the Deity He different from the animals because ills mind seeks for causes It sees the beauty of abstract justice hal Tinny and orders and revently war shlps the irct of deavorlng feebly according to J Otis levelopmcnt r dive omnipotence define its pu and obey Its The asylum Idiot who lose power to talk shows an Incll to run about on all fours dud wise acts like an animal is rev to the animal condition in a pi way We believe that the athslst back to the animal condition mental way We do not suggest that at are lacking In moral character ia re worse than other men Thelrlwlef fault perhaps Isa childish which leads them to accept their foolish doubts as facts and males it possible for them out at a universe of wonders a beauties to deny the existence sinking planning power greate themselves The atheist see n wonderful In his own power t struct a watch that runs with Ion for years But he denies th- sible existence of a cosmic mln able of evolving a solar cyst run for billions of years Fo atheist this may be said Ho h ually tried to think at least L Is scarcely to be congratulated this thinking leads him backwar into barren fields We publish ono letter a sample of many have reached us To the Editor am a great admirer of your ng and evening papers I hay lowed with particular Interest editorials of your inestimable Ev American and frankly confess they have Instructed me on mat Important subject For the first time I happened b thrown into an embarrassment bwbne of your editorials The title of tYa This is an Age of Toleration You mention that the Pop p doiibtedly deeply mourned the l ors atheism as well he might c the atheist is one doing his best WRO ack to the animal kingdom Now wish to ask you how th Dr Mazzoni is certainly a high telllgent man Judging him fro 1 position and lame in life and he s became an atheist by being conv of Its truth Moreover there v ery indication to believe that he be one of the foremost atheists world because being a pr m physician he possesses a more jltiai ordinary knowledge as to how thwfcu man being developed from a sif1 cellAnd this Dr Mazzoni openly s that he would willingly give ten of his life to add one year to thi ft of another suffering animalismcWhat Is this Is this cording to what you say such v full of human sympathy oug have been uttered by a atronglyi glous man and not by a great atas Dr Mazzoni is 3 am an atheist myself I har heart in me which trobs veins with as pure blood as tllaverage strong man be lIe 10 m how devoted to his God I have a wife and one child JI vide for them with fruits of j f Jij labor abstain from all splrtuous beverages smoking chewing and public or private can tell of any crime that have ever com mittedI been religious yours ago have grown out of It Whenever think that I have no mysterious pow er to fear and hence no need of pray ing to It feel happy Nevertheless shall appreciate It very much and am certain that others of your readers will do the same If you should discuss In your valuable evening edition the subject Atheism Perhaps we atheists are really going backward Instead of ad vancing toward the ideal man main respectfully yours B H P SKlmlly publish the initials of my namo only To this friendly critic we beg to say that belief In a supreme mind or power or Impersonnal eternal justice does not necessarily Imply belief in a God to be feared The savage fears the wrath of his idol lIe thinks tho idol will make his cattle sick or poison his wives Some religious people among us believe in a God that tences men and women and even lit tle children to eternal hell fire with real brlmstope But it is not necessary to believe In a God more cruel and base than any conceivable man In order to believe In God The atheist is feeble because he lets his feeble idgments shut his mind Our correspondent says Maz aunt is a great atheist because he knows that man develops from a gle cell First there Is no such thing as a single cell What we call a single cell Is a conglomeration of endless billions of atoms and these again are subdi vided But we shall take tho statement literally Because man comes from a single cell you deny the existence of God An Incubator chick pewly hatched Is probably an atheist It says proud ly I came from that single egg I owe no thanks to anybody There Is no God there is in fact no hen for I see none But we know that the chick Is Ish Some hen did lay the egg Some man did feel and protect the hen and put the egg in the incubator Some force some mind above the man put him here in this earthly In cuhator We shy to atheists Dont reason lie an Incubator chick LOS ANGELES LIBERAL CLUBS INGERSOLL CELEBRATION Tho grandest Freethought demon stratlon ever held In this city has Just closed and the name of Ingersoll and what It represents has been adver tised In a local sense from Capo Nome to Key West and from centre to clrcumferance or in other words from hell to breakfast About two months ago the Los geles Liberal Club decided to hold commemorative exercises on Inger solls seventieth birthday and as a tollIvethls it1U11recturpT1 Liberty of road by a good elocutionist Several numbers of excellent music by the best talent to be had was added and then another Innovation by charging an admission of 25 cents Another hall had been secured to provide for those who pre erred a free meeting The committees on both worked hard and long In arranging for and advertising the meetings and I am happy to say that both halls were full and so was one of the speakers but that cut no figure for Ingersolllan orators of both sexes are as thick as flies in this part of the country In fact It is harder to muzzle some of them than to get enough If the sllver tongued orator had appeared as advertised wo wouldnt have got home till morning Catholic orators with silver tongues are not to be depended on to eulogize Bob Ingersoll unless there is sum lent incentive in the way of a fee The local papers were astonished that two thousand heretics would gather on one night to honor the memory of the great Agnostic and stranger still tho principal meeting was presided over by a Christian minister the Rev T W Williams who said he was proud to admit that lie had read some of Ingersolls tures and had profitted by so doing and that Ingersoll had been called the worlds blasphemer and cited that beautiful poem Childhoods Happy Laugh as a sample of his blasphemy Furtheromore that the church was nearer to truth today and Ingersoll hall brought them to it In his sarcasms and attacks he has compeller the church people In the face of ular sentiment to relinquish one by ono the relics of the dark ages If there was more of good honest truth like that coming from the pits the pews would not be empty The meetings were very successful In every way even to the finances and consequently Los Angeles Free thinkers are full of smiles and con gratulationsIA handsome program a fine picture of Ingersoll and numerous quotations is free WALTER for the asking Los Angeles Cal Aug 131903I sooTo CHICAGO Return 800 VlaIMONON ROUTE The Monon Route will sell tickets from Louisville to Chicago and return at 800 on September 2Cth and 28th limited returning to October 2nd count of Chicago Centennial Septem ber 2Cth to October 1st Trains leave Louisville Via Mason Route tram Ion Station 10th and Broadway at 730 a m and 820 p m comprising the highest grade of modern equIp- ment In coaches dining cars parlor cars and Pullman Drawingroom information promptly furnish cd by addressing E BACON P Monon Route Louisville Ky Battleship Kentucky In Colors The Louisville Henderson St Louis Railway has Just had completed i2iH 1 r20000 Babies I Had their skin made soft as velvet and sweet as roses this morning MunyonV byi WitchHazel 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any home without framing Six cents in postage sent to L J Irwin G P A of the popular Henderson Route at Louisville Ky will bring this beautiful picture to your home Jm CAMPBELLPHilliPS The Artist Who Traveled With Me to the Orient and Made That Picture of Me In Dog Fennel Tells What He thinks About the Book PhllllllsCottageLong J Sep 403- Ir Dear Mr Moore Excuse my seeming unappreclativo ness In not ncltnoJlli 11l31h on tUIJ riIrGC htf rn tit lo read It beforethankingyou- Now that I Have done sd T can sincerely thank you as enjoyed ery page of It and It brought back vividly many happy remembrances of our trip Your keen sense of humor and origi nal way of viewing things caused mo many a hearty laugh Wishing you great success with Dog Fennel which anybody who has taken that trip cannot fall to appreciate and enjoy am yours sincerely CAMPBELL PHILLIPS P SIt you should happen to come to New York this winter hope you will be suro to honor mo With a visit My studio is at Carnegie Hall Cfith street and Broadway DEATH OF MRS MAGGIE CARR WIFE OF CAPT CARR Ashland Ky Sep 4th 1903 Mr James E Hughes Dear SirIt becomes my painful duty to Inform you of the death of Mrs Maggie Carr the wife of our old rend Captain It S Carr She was a woman of sterling worth a Liberal and a great believer In ture and died as she had lived pass Ing peacefully away at 530 this p m and will be burled sonic time Sunday She was born at Clearfleld Penn May 23rd 1843 Respectfully BANNING GRAY WRITES LOVE LETTERS TO REV HERBERT s BIGELOW For addressing love letters to the Rev Herbert S Blgolow tho socialis tic preacher of Cincinnati Miss Eva ctcalfo was examined tn tho jirgbato court Although ho It married and she knows It Miss Metcalfq has asked tno Rev Dr Bigelow to elope with her and declares she shall always love him The life of a preacher has Its temptations as well as Its oppor tunities Truth Seeke- rCommentRev Bigelow Is the man who came to me soon after got out of the penitentiary and said I have never done anything good enough to bo put Jntq the penitentiary for but I am proud to shake hands with a man who has done that He Is the only brand of preacher that you will find taking any stock In mo CHINESE COLLEGE USED TO ROB METHODISTS Book Concern Said to Have Been Defrauded of Large Sums San Francisco Aug 22 Several lending Methodist clergymen of tan Francisco and vicinity have signed a petition asking for an investigation next Monday of Rev John D Ham mond for the mismanagement of tho Methodist Book Concern and Chinese Mission College Hammond is charged with wasting 30000 of the Book Concerns funds and with appropriating 10000 a year assigned for the Chinese College for several years Tho collego Is a myth only ten Chinese boys being lii the V MrqJ fl class and tho expenses were less than 100 a month Many attempts have been made during tho last five years to get a statement from Hammond out success Hammond was removedJ IMissionarycustodian of tho endowment fund of the University 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tlitr many sam copies of Frctothought mek MdIgo Infidels Maryland held our Ingersoll Memorl WilsonI1we hoisted the flag of the Unit to the breeze rang the far bell the same as wo did thirty years wowieditors of our a local papers had put a notice In their papers as I asked to do This they refused to do these means they thought they would meIIr ty years ago to defeat our Paine meet but wo are going to hold them 1even if tho papers do not notice our meetingsI been prohibited to ring the Courthouse bell in Frederick and the county commissioners of Frederick would not let me hold a Pnlne roomIAARON DAVIS Titusyllle PaAllg 6th E M 303 You will please find enclosed mom order for four dollars to pay dues the L P for the following me bers for present year Jas L Peebl John M Peebles Jas Peebles a John II Alcorn Please send all ti certificates to me to Titusville R D No3- I expect to send money for two three more members before the summer Is over Am getting up a lit club for the Blade Will send it right away One subscriber will E C Bell Titusville Pa lIe is printer Please write him a note a ask him to write an article for Blade think he can do It I not you are an able writer Please give us another article now when Mrs Honry Is on the sick list Hurrah for r the new god pope Plus the 10th YoilrSvcry tr4ilyforIIH JAS L PEEBLES ManY thanks to you for your got work Mr Bell should be heard by all means At least his name Is Indica tive of such and with the endorsement of the Peebles family we a sure that his melody will be harm onlrstIous and pleasing Lets hear you Mr DellthRELIGION AND SUPERSTITION Editor Moore Both you and Mrs Henry have beltjg I lived In the South during my hood and took notice of many pecult Superstitions among both white at black people Every locality had Its cunger conjuror and what cunger could not do was not wor doing according to report But strange to say with all their religion never knew where a religious excuses were availed of cungehadn more forceful cunger It was do eatdog If a cunger placed a root pointIngvacated mighty quick or another cunger would bo called In to take cheaptoknown some fairly well educated people who believed In this kind of stuff I have heard of a case right here In Maryland that equals In some re vthearoll county a respected and tolerably informed man of genial dispo sl and exceedingly religious w 1tlon by having things befall hi he could account for only by the assumption that ho was bewitched some one lie talked the matter theipanionship of a black cat was re t wasdecidedwoman wii the power to do harm tc eifhad and that the old woman could Bnrsonlcbut the devil prevented the arson grIsatin and the witch waxed more pro theIplettlaytheptaken reIjjhisbe nIuhavetho wltchB persecution secret f cause ho is known by tho major ot tho residents of Carroll and Baitmore counties and is respected high Jy Now tho inference h would draw from this is that If people can be found that believe such stuff It is to be wondered at that so rmany people are wedded to religion Besides re gion has ono hundred and forty odd ItsIsome of the local superstitions as feel sure It will bo helpful to tho cause of truth JOHN F CLARKS Arlington Md Aug 30 1903 P SHave read Dog Fennel There are no tiles on It Enclosedj20 cents to pay the felght Joarfrof Kentucky whoso name I now for get who thought hlsicows were witched because they gave bloody hevoglsaand whom he suspected of being a witch and shot the p lure with a sll hereyears ago ex thensa of yarn under the front door steps which caused great alarm Within the LIlast twenty years In the neighborhood evnwinemre h Ing that there are witches and quotes Tinnea o dus 2218 From this Bible teaching witchBy in which The Hub Is DEAR OLD ReDROf Buffalo Y the Intimate P sonal Friend of Ingersoll Tells What He Thinks About Dog Fennelin 303nd eed a little courageous religious pasquinade beorun an re llglous production Interspersed with inthat well known embossed Moorclsm recognized if it appeared in tho Truth Seeker or even in a Chris thndoore can es c0truth and notion purity and vice am and lucidity more coraprehen slblo and satisfactorily Your styCoIs sal generis and like Ingersolls presslons will never die adniir era will perpetuate it as long they will have use for tho EngHsirlangTtagey litdobject your trip to the Orient was satisfactorily accothpllshed and hope and trust hureanticipated Your ludicrous tie of all you saw and heard e various religious cults pseudodl warNboOlt alone to say nothing of tho very valuable historic facts you have been noraYour old friends welcome you back yettlh dedand others Issued promptly and sail SttinMrs Wetmoro Joins me with her u noytofolReofBitcare of the Moltke Intimating that she had opals or pebbles from near all the sea shores and that one fro the Mediterranean would be very a shec bie to to c wohainNever having heard from you she li thSpiritusa Thereplease send her something If on ofly a conglomerate from the Dog Fen allnel district about neasprmniperREVIEW OF DOG FENNEL BY ONE WHO HAS READ EVERY LINE OF IT Blue urass Blade I have taken two trips to the Orl The first was In that good old Innocents Abroad n rollicking triad of journey Tho next was on Fetn oritMark Twain the skipper In charge undertook to outllo tho original wrl ters of sacred history and tailed It Mark had only tried to outdo Tom inIsomethingJriters lied singly and In concert oth old and new Testaments would for concentrated lye advertise of as they are the embodyment concentrated lying From tho m Insignificant beginning are reared the ost colossal lies Some of the char ctors are made He In their cradles pIhas shown that the Orient thtyby J C when he took his flying lei for glory Is about as magnificent a ri a V piece of lying as can bo manufactured There is no need for a protective iff against foreign lies as the Orb can held Its own against all corner- ll Ell Perkins would have to go into the A B class over there And our best liars would just bo enabled spell He In the language of Orient ism It Is u wonder that tho hole In the sky that Christ went through at pulled In after himself has not been reopened to Dhow to the easy pilgrim Tho whale that Jonah did business with should also peep Itself at tho old stand nap show the gullet through which that wandering Jew passed and repassed It Is no wonder that did not slay down that what Jew is hard to keep down anyho inontInCucement to Jonah to come Did you see the spot where the forty Jew kids were torn up by the she ar for making fun of Llges bald As I am a plllgarllck I am ad those bad boys got into a muss with the bear for I cant bear to have funny comments made about my hare ofdstwallsword that old Daniel was going to cut the Infant Into halves with Dan was a smart fellow and his method In the line of equal Justice to erybody but tne kid and likely to enhance race suicide Dog Fennel Is all right name and all say so and If dont know how tine does anybody know JOHN F CLARKE Arlington Md Sept 1003 A NEW YORK WOMAN ads the 23rd Chapter of Ezeklfr and Is Shocking Beyond Description heeIf That Shocks Her She Will Think the Lightning Struck Her If She Reads the 7th Chapter of the Song of Solomon 140 W 20th St New York City Editor Blue Grass Blade have just been reading the chapter of EzekIel and am aback yond description I could scarcely lieve that such a chapter is in the Bible Tho word of the Lord Is used a cloak for foul words would not dare repeat or 1rl folyloch So long as they allow such chapte be printed In the holy U- omstock and church people must pect them to be read There Is not a Freethinker in exls t noo thal wouldHwrJtesuchobscepe erature If the teaching Let him t thout sin cast the first stone vereI e rule followed all liberal minded pe chmanity wouldtat be dsue ableIenUeyIntotoo Indecent to be read to a hog at gentleman or lady would chsu a piece of nastiness read In h auraeIp aissun as a an moralizing book sinceato o d ates and explained to him that I wisheds to a wow t be a single word except parts of Bible beginning at Genesis and lowing It through to the end of J velations giving book and chapter verse just as it is In the canonic pubIIcIf ittoat own course it would not guarantee me that uld not be arrested and Imprisoned printing such a book- standPriests and preachers can in eir pulpits and advise women to ad the Bible In their private homes e women do read it and read these parts of It and the result It Is that all over the country ard the time we are reading In the wspapers about the villainies iests and preachers with women Tr FROM S F HARTMANc The Man Who Rode With Sweeny and Me In the Carriage From Jerusa to lem to the Dead Sea CIAndElijahFedBuffalo N y Aug 27 1J03CMr James E Hughes Lexington Dear SirYour notice of Mr clatder for same Kindly remember me to Mr Moore and say have often thought of him I had a letter from our mlttu friend Mr Sweeny who was well ay be able to get tho sale of more after get minecYours S F HARTMANN GCincinnatiDr Wilsons books Will you re ctr JcitA11Phallicism revser eory of the origin of ChrlsUanl chPaudInformation f I 1Itt tt If tts DRBOWLE8s Makes a Strong Plea Against ti ahElection of Roosevelt Because He Is Allied With the Cath ilollcChurch Muncie Iud Aug 303 Editor Blade All tho Indications now point to tho forPreslden onwto exert his mime fluence In every legitimate way dangerousro WhiteHouse histenureRome and the Catholic priesthood plutocratProtestanttho Republic thotwingreat curses of the human me InfamiesTheodore faithfultoand loyal to the sacred cause of lib theirtimethe plants and schemes of Theodore Roosevelt freedom and Intellectual liberty politicireedomjtterly slmposslhlo In any country dominated by religion and the Freethinker must be dull In deed IismStates is now on and that Theodore Roosevelt has cast his lot and linked his destiny with the ecclesiastical and plutocratic potentate of the world To check the growth of politic nf spitintellectualina united purpose of nil the crowned Iteputicment In the world is not speedily purged and freed from the theocrat ind plutocratic miscreants who sow administering In the Intersjf religion the dark night of tie ages will spread Its mantlo of loom over the entire earth In the arly morning of the twentieth cen furye ambition of the leaders of the dominant religions of tho world tends to the horizon and every Freethinker ought to know that the Re public of the United States Is the ntorm of government throughout the ramnkea o and file lately deceased Pope was console his dying tours with the confidenthope that thl secular go v nim 3t1itd tot its byrFafne rapidlybecomeAlready the Greek church with the Czar at its head and the CatholicI urch with the Pope at Its head pooled their Interests In the Is of the stupendous warfare to be waged against secularism and Intellectual liberty Freethltterh apathy and by his vote aid tl enemies of humanity isTJ BOWLES LETTERSnd West Liberty Ohio1 notice thatyou have qu to a number of souvenirs that you gathered while abroad thatyou will Send to those Halting for them I certainly would appreciate anything In this lino that you may letodrPone of Dr Wilsons books Dixie W VaFind enclosed 200 One dollar Is for another Dog Fen llaYthosending me expect to be In CIn clnnatl next week I may conlo by Lexington on my return If not am coining to see you and Bro Charlie sometime this tall and bring a few dollars with me Ida not want the Bladft sJo go down MOLETAS SMITH Hamilton Ohio hove ofyothree months and while I have to lend a helping band In In its circulation I kayo been deterred by tho very reasons so fully set forth in Dr Pohls letter I want say further that I fully endorse Dr Pohl in what he has to say about the policy of the Blue Grass Blade Is J P WILSON V S Fnllts Okla Find enclosed 120 which sqnd me Dog Fennel KEBOLT of Hagerstown lfdI herewith en you 700 for seven Dog Fen freightb1l1D oalmo one copy of npprechon some your on why the socalled Curl himself the son of man In Testament and not tho son as he Is purported to bo by t NcIs probably a combination of a young Jew man who lived la 0torIn India the latter being sup virginrothtYurch that was built upon thorfitory Jesus Christ there was dlspyro as flylrxfr fr 3 or supernaturally and In the accounts wrUtenbythere were three conflicting accounts Itearlcre was any such man as Jesus of lUegltimato Legland alsolisttho Blade ho money to uo of as follows 100 for my subscrip Ilostagc fttaor so you will get or countrywith thingsalong mIcHo Is only nine months old What gootoyoegoonorthing lllce It ears agoJo J CARR FIDclsco one Dog Fennel If it costs KandplalsoIIDDER Dog Fennel n The Orient EDITOR MOORES NfcW BOOK AN INTERESTING PUBLI CATIONt 1Editor C C Moores Dog Fennel interestlngsubject that Is the East and the Ilal and The book contains 340 pagesI reand Is In clean clear typo It Is equal In wit and humor to Mark wain or William Makepeace Tlmck ray and is far superior In detail to LJornhillMr Moore had tine good fortune tokje one of excursionists who ender management of the renowned ourlst caterers Thomas Cook Son teamed from New York In the mag ilflcent HamburgAmerican steamer bountliorisland of Madeira Gibraltar the Gre iada into the Alhambra In Spain Al edera Africa Malta Clvita Vecchla taly Athens Greece Constantinople Asial1norVlrglMary n dkatlidshedn jf Smon the Tanner and near that swalloweuJonahIfFrom Joppa the Itinerary continued Jirough the plains of Sharon olives orangeSlndalongto the city of Jerusalem tc = Calvary Mount of Olives Bethlehem Bethanyjance filth superstition jealousy ha nbauhereng In the Church of the Nativity al thfHolnlghltolug The Church of the Holy Sepulchei armuuisscaunfirstslaugh If they had not made me mad The Roman Catholics claim that Fesus was crucified and I iiried on the site of the Holy Sopulcher which Is within the walls of the city of Jerusalem Mr Mooro Insists that tint scene was Mount Calvary half a mile mtslde tine wall and refers to Now Testament as authority for his Insist sate if Mount Calvary and the tomb ind garden at the foot of It are re garded as ono place that place and the Mount of Olives are the most in teresting two places In or very near Jerusalem and I know therefore that u will not be Impatient If use con descrllJlngthatIncline to tho 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 to all competent thinkers that he never rose from the dead Joseph of Arimathea begged for the body and ho laid It In n tomb hewn out of a rock and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb and the ashes Jesus of Nazareth mingled with the earth of Palestine From the Holy Land tho Cookies wont to Egypt visiting Cairo tint Pyramids anti scenes on tit Nllr whore have seen the strange lights on the sky That leaps unwavering oer the prcph ets tomb thetief andheile Naplranthe Azores back to New York All f these places are described with or less extended details and al ways very Interesting subjectatundoubtedly do so with avidity and get new refreshing and true Informa flea on it pearlfrom tt IT i N jii TEXAS OKLAHOMA INDIAN TERRITORY AND BACK q 15 00 SEPTEMBER 15TH final 1ma oct 6th ASK NEAREST TICKET AGENT ORt ApOtlCONVENT CRUELTIES torIintroduction Ithe pamphlet discusses How Girls Become tho Brides of Christ A rPeep Into tho Convent The Con etaItscopy send cents in sliver to HENRY SULLIVAN 209 W Madison St Chicago Ills Frisco System WILL HAVE ON SALE AT St Louis O Memphis CHEAP ONE W 1Y and ROUND TRIP Homeseekers Rates RST AND THIRD TUESDAYS OF EACH MONTH To ARKANSAS MISSOURI KANSAS OKLAHOMA TERRITORY IN DIAN TERRITORY and TEXAS For rates and Information address H POWETrCINCINNATI OHIO KOREA GINSENG NURSERY V Doolin Prop SEED FOR PLANTING A SPECIALTY Office and Nursery at ETNA Pulaski County KY LEXINGTON EASTERN RAILWAY COMPANY TableI No p m a m 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to me that one does not give the Blade n gun boost that would put It on a soil financial basis hope you wont gEt discount ld und quit ANTHONY NELSON Dixon I Enclosed cents for pos ngo on mYfog Fennel I would like t do snore fr your paper but they will not receive ItAUGUST VO1GHT Howard KanI send one clout r for the Hlnde anti for Dog Fenn- I hope the book deserves a better nom Italic to meet you nnd the great arm of workers the cause at St Louis W W HENSLET New York CltI am so full to flowing with the death and burial of the carcass of Pope Leo that I feel I mss t speak to sympathetic listeners or die have Just passed his figure In wax n Broadway and tine lineaments of ever f feature bespeak the threefold cunnln i of the Romans even In the days of peII e stood n crowd RIiIrish illlth Italian Catholics themselves and saying Hall to the gin Mary nnd n lot of other tommyro that accompanies Catholic Ignorance- I looked nt their poor faces starve Into emaciation because of their Ing given the greatest of thel count earnings to further enrich th Vatican by order of this braying jackass of a rope I looked front the wax rieietrsubjects anti for the first time d that there was no hell The cunning of his smile made the blob go for many long years and the grafters who are to follow In his wake ure prolonging the robbery by selling his subjects nt so much per head e ra1 right to see the carcass of His JIoll ness while they themselves keep up thi his hoof Ye god Istni It awf1kCant something be done quick ly to quicken the domant of such Ig noranccsI know which I nm more Inclined to dolaugh or cry I probably will d both at once for I am hysterical the sight and thoughts of such Ignor mice r 1 say with pleasure that I have r been Ignorant and hypocritical enoug to belong to any church I I began to think for myself when evewas but an hour old and I e never permitted anyone to do my think for me during the years of my existenceI made a discovery In the Bible h that I wanto tell to the editor of the Ulue Grass Blade feeling that he lfully comprehend every word I have told It to church members nnd they do not comprehend one word I I nm no fanatic hut a common serve woman and the phrenologists say I a hundred years ahead of the times and I believe my Atheistic brothers are not far behind Judging from the many son slble Ideas advanced In the Blade which 4 Is to ray mind the wisest paper publish ed todayMRS LEANDER DROWN Zit Fifth Cleveland OhioThe book has just ar ir rived anti I am much pleased with Its appearance I Intended to have sent you t the postage before this time but neg looted It Within you will nnd the amount In stampsGEO L CASE Moscow Idaho Enclosed money for extra papers and one subscriber which makes a club of six I have sent and the balance for a copy to be sent me each week nt this place Since writing the above my brother concluded to subscribe for the Blade so I send 1 for him I lime hero four weeks ago and miss the Blade vory muchR S CASEY Dysart IowaI sent the Jl for Dog Fennel and now send cents for post age I do not take the Blade but my son does and I think will take it soon Ihave been much amused in rending the letters on Why I am an Atheist They give some good reasons do not we have ever had a revelation from any power higher titan h priest There may bo an Intelligent power that f governs the universe but I do no believe ItJOHN CAMPBELL Kan Enclosed cents to whichlordering the book 1IIs postage for tho swine and that every subscriber will pay you t for the Blade it is dirt cheap at that anti Is doing a noble work for thn developemnt of reason I expect to order Behind the Bars some tlmoC- E ALEXANDER tArlington Ga Enclosed find my check for to pay for the Blue Grass Blade one year more or less as your price may for our book Just out Dog Fennel In the Orient tU1I1 note from enclosed clipping t de populated and there nothing to fear we can take time to read those hot daysW CARTER Ilornltos Calif Enclosed J120 for that book Dog Fennel It has a sweet teems name was horn in Indiana nnd kt ow what Dog Fennel is As John son says It a hell of a name and no man but you would give a book such a 4name Go at em dad with both barrels Hope to meet you In St Louis next year ELMER SMITH St Lots MoFor a long time I haveI been wee ing copies of the Blade anti notice that the wrapper gYfn mlrasrIscription expires some Now honestly I did not know that I was n Bubsoigor to the Blade Some time ago found the name of Dr Wilson in a dally paper wrote to 1him received a courteous reply anti I copies Blade one of which contained oJJ1Cs by him For some time wince have been regu receiving tho Blaue It may be I lurk for trial subscription I dont re member it but heros your I havo had moneys worth and you have rnlr hire wlnh everybody who owes for thon Blade would and Bro Moore would not 1tEIIwith the disussions of Atheism I hope will have toothier dollar to send you next year If you will permit F I will solute time you how another n woman became an Jnlldel I enclose ou two clippings from recent s issues of Bt Louts dallies These tonu to show that the poor old church Is lose iNrI Ilmf Inn nt least In America and th old power fire becoming desperate Thi sort of evidence shows what lonG believed that Christianity does tv t lllze but on the contrary as clvlllzatlo adjiRes Christianity loses strength I would like to meet other St Louis Lit erolsELIKAUETII WILEY Pat Bl hnttanoogri TennI am still rending valuable Gnuyoxr fJIYiosBlndo Enclosed find dollar Fc eel nod postage on same I could not for your not goingh1want to sect is 1ootcIllet them rend They may their own so n8 to help ydu along I may get some names for It yet AH HilIt STONES Blaihe with which I am acquainted will tho views of the most or thodox sectarian as soon ns those of the learned Atheist It has the best list f the contributors know of Mrs Henry Wilson are enout to lsn1OTIIgsr great but there host of other able contributors to It beside the old heathen who Is souroghave been a subscriber to tho Blai 0for live years nt 1 a year and It Is cheap nt that I will try to get It a club this fall on the card pian enclose for which send m Fennel p qJ W RIGGINS NJos Angeles Calif Enclosed t Moores Dog Fennel in the Orient It in as good ns his other two books us I believe it will be I shall enjoy it bully Moores books nre very cntcrtnlnli from the fact that wo may expect them a not found In publicationsJputs All persons that can read ni i understand j B A WIUGHT San Francisco CalI shall expect to make a few remarks In answer t Jsonomy on the Pope In Its August number It says Pope Leo is dead the whole world Irrespective of rat creed or religion stands with bowed nr uncovered heads to do him reverend Ho was both a great and ti good man an honor alike to cosmos and Catholl- il Ism Wo shall not soon see Iris ngalnI wouldnt that jnr you I nm going to letter and markedBadelastsend him numbe if you can find no language In the dlt tlonnry strong enough Invent some Both Armstrong anti Reed knew there was not a word of truth In their lan gunge It Is cos to see wcrs way the win plows for Isonoiny ns bad ns th San Francisco Examiner Last Blade i stemwinder The would be teresting rending with Dr Wilson Rome nt the Freethought Congress JOHNSON Wash Enclosed cents for neldfor Peter Olson hereeFennel the Orient ns ravesno ter tomorrow and I am not going to either Bunday school or church on that daylf I cats help MERIWETHEF Des Moines Iowa Kneloserl 250 for which send mo four subscription cards and send one paper to address nn en closed slip I have the promise of sell Ing two more Dog Fennels have re delved my Dog Fennel nnd think It Just grand and could not do without the Diode and will do all I can to hell It I have gotten a great many mor hero reading the paper thai Iwilrrisk selling them withT1 J fRrthe five to start STONER- h East Lake Ala I have disposed of all subscription cards and could probably handle more Please find 250 for cards soldE GIBSON Balm Fla Enclosed a from Bhlladnlphla Public Ledger Hows that for a wlndlo All churchgoers ought to read it before chipping In the ows mite for the heather and be required to repeat that famous verse found somewhere that Mr C Moore knows that says The fool find his money are soon parted My other Dog Fennel has come all K N L CLARK Center Point Neor I sent money for Dog Fennel nnd see by registered lettei that It was received have not got my book yet Please hurry it in am hatching ns It were I would on the dead like to see C Moore walk and stay a day or two with me My wife anti daughters have gone to St Louis to put the girls in better schools than they can get hereII GORDON ScIpio IndEnclosed please find the sum of 320 One dollar for my sub one dollar for Blade to John Bennett Maxwell lad and for the 120 send me a dose of the double ex tract of Dog Fennel that you gathered In the Orient I believe Dr Wilson will recommend It in his practice I have taken American Dog Fennel with result and I sup pose the Oriental product is good CHARLES D BENNETT Buffalo N Y Enclosed please find to pay for Charles Moores book in the Orient My best regards to Mr MooreA NEUPERT Arlington MdI have read Dog nel There are no dies on It Enclosed cents to pay the freight JOHN F CLARK Grldley Calif Please find enclosed 220 for one or for the Blade lid for Dog rennet I want to know about the Holy Land There was a flub malt up here for the Blade out I have heard nothing of itA J YANDELL Philadelphia Pa Enclosed find postal order for four dollars advanced payment for Chits Moores Dog Fennel In the Orient You will please send the four copies nt once and oblige AUGUSTA 01 PATTISON New Springville N Y1 beg to knowledge the receipt of your favor of Inst I am glad to know the book Is ready and that I shall soon receive same Enclosed please llnd one dollar for subscription to same W II City Kindly send mn copy of book flog Fennel In the Or lent written by Charles Moore closed please find to cover cost of the nine and obllgcROBT B MORRI SON Cincinnati OhioLast Sunday tho per did not come and I was very miifh it outs Now I send the price if Dog fennel After I get that then It you once in a while I can see whit vouIsay in Gods Italy Land and nut be the Blade Is not at handll W llENDIUCKS D Los Angeles CalDog Fennel in the Orient received this morning Have not had time to examine It Am well plnu d with the paper in It anti the wlIral makeup of the book The price should each Enclosed cents In age in addition to the for the book i Everycurbaser FADESIMalcom Iowa Just received Dog Fen tand most laughed myself hoarse fhen I came to your account of vour rnulcknessHENRY OHLAND Warren PnI have r oiiiicl and think it a veryrll1daulu nd Instructive book anti of those whll do not believe in the Christian r Htem should not fall to ee t Its panes Your romafkB toward the close lead one to infer that you think of dylngi A soon are I think misplaced as a mat of your energy at Is not much In dan ger the domain of the marble slat lint one thing do think you are In ger of and that is that Birdie wi either go or send a representative t Lexington to blow yfur head oft will get her pounus avoirdupois In a tremor when she your remark nnd woe betide you If she ever got t for Enclosed had post ofllc eroi which send me ifrnlncl liars by return mnllD G MOimiSON Long Branch N JYour letter of tit Just to hand having been forward ed to me from New York It was vw thoughtful In you to remmeber me and look forward with great pleasure reading your book The above la m summer address where will bo until the latter of IiaIwhere I hope to havo the pleasure seeing you should you happen to to New York nt any tlmeJ CA tELL PHILLIPS onAI see in the beginning of Hog Fennel Jf Is a splendid young e Dover N incase send Blue Grni s Blade to Dover N II and oblige ours very truly It has been suit to Sn Jose and to Pasadena Calif but I ni In the best State In the union now nn to bo able to write something r the titrmeeting preached anti nil was well MARILLA R1CICER Walton Ind Dear friends In tIm onus of sacred truth and demonstrated fact write to let you know that yet live but have lately had the greatest misfor tune of my life My wife throe eHS ago became converted to the Dowlo belief They made her insans and Ihl had to he taken to an Insane nsylum cu tiled there have lost my health an have become Involved over but have property to pay out mv Indebted ness I have been out of hotel buslnes three years When you first oveOOIIyou were going to Jerusalem Holy Land y chalgufoooh sell th books at e so en lurgctl It ns to make it cost more Whet read your first notice was able to be about and got six subscribers for the book at each I have only been able to see two of them They paid the were willing to give you you price fer the book I told them that I was Ing to help you all I could Send me six books and a statement how the account stands I can you In thirty days Come to see meD ENGLRR moneyInel In the Orient to my address I an sure It will be good for you get off wu things ns I see by reading your Blade Would like to shake you by the hang for there Is a similarity between us both being total abstainers uiul Agrop yppNOComment to n abstainer cx dept that time was seasick on the MoltkB Lancaster N HYou may send me book Dog Fonn In tin OrlntOfbih Charles Alooro also you may send a copy for Mr Wllllim H Lane who has also subscribed You will find enclosed two dollars and also kindly send both books to Myself MARTHA LANE Amarllla Texas Permit me to express my appreciation of Dog Fenuol You unearthed a lot of Christian deception in the short time you had among those fraudsH H DRAKE Moscow IdahoI have received the plade all right and hope to have it continue to come We have kickers in of the world The Zancsvllle one the best yet I a rgi stlht habits and Ig norance I stepped from behind the hoe to the gun at the age of and rJnam now an a veteran I ask you Dont stop the Blade As soon as ntbelonto theforaDograkeFetinOl20I1 d to funnel gang or to the wine sippers I um debt and am going to work to get out of it but dont want any big GOD on the farm or any of the dame ned stuff called alcohol Never drop that piece from Ingersoll from the col umns of your paper do not drink or use the weed or go to church and have creed and t am worse than a heathen I ashthem why withbaddrunk and smoke and associate women and a dozen other vile things If the g jod Christian sneaks would pay owe me I would help Ihe WIitewthe Blade out of hole and come and see you with my sick Method let wife and have loud left goodnight Long live the Blue Crass H GILES Jackson Ohio Dog Fennel received and have read the book through and can say I have read no better tWo of the Orient and am satisfied there no more Interesting book written anti one In which there could be no possl ble objections to a single sentence Ing read by every one who is Interested In the history of the foundation of all religion no matter upon what the theory IsR L GRIMES CommentHe is a lawyer 100k1Dogreading it and I find it very have read Parson Randies and Talmage but they both give their descriptions from the standpoint of one that believes everything In the Bible and there is not much to be learned from their his tory as understand it Your description of tha old city of Pompeii alone is worth more than tho price of the bookJ H FOWLER Boone lowaDro Henry ICembell Is not getting his paper and says he cannot keep house without It Jo Doty laget ting two some mistake some how Dog Fennel is a dandy Your seasickness was Just like minehell anti repeatL- HOXIE Armells Mont Enclosed find check for for two volumes of flog Fennel postage Included Trusting that the hook will be a success to editor publish er anti publlcGEO A GILPATHJCK Poughkeepsle N YAs I have never heard whether your book describing your recent trip to the Holy Land has been published I beg leave to inquire atIthe same am located here for the present and desire to secure my copy of as soon as possible for have looked forward to it as a promised treat Please write me as to remittance etcJ D SOMEHVILIEI Orono Mich Having met with the realest loss man can Buffer the loss of a noble wlteI nm compelled to break jp housekeeping and become a transient among my children and will have no icrmuncnt address for a time Please llscontlnuo the Blade to my address un againADEL7itltTCommentYou certainly have sustain cd the greatest loss that a man can have tad you have tho sympathy of all true untie readers Houg s Neck MassYour notice of lug received Enclosed pleuso find one dollar money order in payment for Dol Fennel In tho Orient which you will pleaso forward to address below lease give to Mr Moore kindest re ails from Mrs AldrIch and myself T ALDR1CH Forest City Iowa For enclosed lease send me Dog Fennel and for the ther cents extend my subscription to Blue Gross Blade I hope sons address at the Ingersoll Memorial bo llJtrWclpamphlet form It a very A PLUMMER lhupefTho ordinary way of In miphkt form Is expensive and unuatls t factory But if you subscribe the 500r union for the Blade Magazine at fifty cents a year you can use the magazine s 1J aiiJ- for pamphlets at four cents each or can any certain article into pamph let form anytime in a few hours with but small expense Send In your mngazlnelIpIrlYi if you can s rs tha have about copies CtF Worth Knowing for free copyThis distributionI did articles from such well ers as Ingersoll Washburn Roberts an others are articles from tho pen of Mn Josephine K Henry entitled A paralU Between Jesus Christ and Jescus Christ vnn the Hindoo Savior B that calculated to put more people to think- Ing and to open tho eyes of more peopl liberatyhas ever como from her gifted pen or II1rom any other writer of the preset nget throws now light on the origin und shows that the prcvn Idea of Jesus Christ Is merely a re has of the ancient Hindoo Idea It should bo printed by the millions of cop les and scattered nil over the country It would bring about a revolution or theological thought Could you print article or the lending part of It thoI four pogo tract Just large enough tit nn ordinary envelope Placing ti of it In each letter that wo write would be a splendid way to scatter It and extra cost in postage Vhat do you think of tho Idea Bro Moore What shall wo do to Increase the clrcu lotion of the Blade Is the question the has been agitating my mind for sour time and llnd In my desk several let tors on that subject written to the Bind but they were not satisfactory to self anti none of them were sent So I will Just reach over anti get my checkbook and out a check for the- lust divides my bank account Into tw equal parts One sure way one that Is practical one that will count Is for everybody both rich and poor to send Mr Hughes letter with some il gcrnbltntftnI1IJio moro that a om cent MrIfor the sacrifice you are making if was not moro than n postage stamp or a silver dime tucked away In ors ner If you get average of thirty letters 1Il day and every letter contains a two stamp to send the Blade to some friend of the writer that alone would make sample copies a week and in one year That would help to Increase the clrcu lation of the Blade right along Dog Fennel In the Orient duly receiv Take out cents of the enclosed for postage Move Subscription one year send I1re to tho tale lowing nail If there left that you dont know what to do with Just ask Mrs Hughes JESE RUSBLL China Grove N Several weeks ago you asked the friends of the Blade to write letters to the Blade stating what the writers aimed to do to Increase this circulation of the Blade I will say that aim to do just what I lave been doing far the past three years I am keep on taking the Blade and keep my sub scription time to trolsenti eePtootlt my friends nnd acquaintances and paying for same I intend to bo hold sending Blade to my friends t1lesgtiorcskgptlW well the foreground in season out of season that I am an unbeliever of the Atheistic type I am to help the Blade by being bold and fearless in my infidelity to all forms of socalled revealed religion am to help the Blado by being honest sober and I inadelltymunity by fearlessness lastlcal class In the face of the tact that stand alone in this community I have caused the best men in our town to speak in highest terms of my courage While I have not succeeded In getting a single subscriber for tho Blade L feel Continent that have done infinitely more for the cause of Freethntight and thus Incidentally helped the Blade more than many who have got a number of clubs for the starting among a people who were and are Intensely re ligious by my untlrelngncsa in our cause ot humanity have prepared the way for Freethought to such an extent that any honest Freethinker can safely take up his abode In our town of more than a thousand inhabitants with confidence am helping the cause of hide and Ifr nh tills people the practical working of Infidelity bringing up my family right in their midst without any of their superstition We have four children ranging In age from six to years of age who never went to Sunday school or preach the oldest working In the cotton mill along side of other children who attend Sunday school and preaching Our children have learned some mean ness from these school children such as slang and the calling of names in bringing up our children moral truthful sober kind and energetic we are doing the very thing dthr pious erstitious friends t wo could not do unless we would take them to the church and havo them taught thu Chris tian absurdities We confess that we felt a little shaky in tne beginning as we had never heard of organized Free thought nor had we ever heard of any reethought works Wo had only heard of the Immortal Paine through a malign Ing clergy When we started on our godless mission wo did not know wheth er Col Ingersoll the man of all men whom we admire was dead or living One mallgner would tell how he was corrupting the morals of the land while another Ignorant zealot would tell of how he had at last recanted how he had In his dying moments advised his only daughter to accept her mothers re ligion instead of his It was at this iod of my life that I all the Christian absurdities and monstrosities and decided that I would live a free am open life one devoted to self and fami ly ilrst then to my fellowman with no time to worship the savage gods of the barbaric dead and as the years roll by anti lbelts begin to silver have no cause for regret that I decIded nt that time to bo free Enclosed llnd money order for Dog Fennel the Cincinnati mans of sending cents extra to pay whohavenot forget to cents convenient J A IHEHtiliac ArIzEnclosed cents tor postfage on my Dog Fnnel About the Magazine Of course I know that any body knows how to run a paper better than Its editor does but I do not expect- to criticise Bro Moores Ideas on run ring a paper and a magazine But want to state why have not taken more interest in the magazine and thInk It likely that my reason is tho tame as that of many others If I am not mistaken he has several imes stated that tho magazine would jo made up from the Blade or that everything of nuts in the Blade would appear in tho magazine can hardly Ice the consistency In getting out two papers containing tho same thing- lbe can put mo down for ono If that vlll help matters any but that has hoenIny reason for not subscribing If ho had been going to get out a mag zlne Independent of tho Blade I would lave subscribed long ago but to read an rltclo In IllnOo std then see LInterestow by the car or the right irrong ear and if I have I 1rtDorr but that the way I havo under tood the matters If am right In my nderstundlng I dont see how he could xpect very many subscribers from lade readers would be all right nr thoBo who aro not readers of the But right or wrong he may put down for ono any way It may bo lint ho can get tho other 490C I IAUT1N AnswerYour understanding is right and what you say ls perfectly fair and onslble proportIllugazlne but there nro probably people who read the Blado and thought mt of that number there would be ho would want the magazine and that would start it If I could get s4bairibers as I rather think I will LJ =nOOJ11JI1f1J UI l ++ ++ + 444 + 44 + + + ++ + +l4+ f MY PRICES For COMPARISON ti DIn128or4Ounce SJlvorineScrew CasosPropald 0- I I jff Deuber W Co 21 Jls same Jls Elgin Vcrltas 23 Jls 29 same or No 149 all Jls 25 Father Tlme21 Jls or new W Raymohd J Jls 20 Raymond 17 Jls 1850 Waltham Vanguard 23 Jls 29t same 21 Jls 25 Crescent 4 Str 21 Jlsl 20 Appleton Tracey d CoPremier new 17 Jls I 1850 same not Premier 17 Jls nickel The above guaranteed to pass Way Inspectors 1 Waltham P S Bartlett or Elgin Wheeler Jls nickel ad 1 Justed same gilt 9 cargo Hampden nickel Elgin Waltham or Hampden nickel 15 Jls 7 Elgin or Waltham nickel 4 7 Jls noncatchable hairspring 5 Hampden 7 Jls gilt 450 + Standard or Century The above In goid filled screw cases guaranteed twenty years 11 350 or In hunting 550 more In 25year screw cases or hunt 850 more than sllverlne cases tTHE IDEAL GENTLEMANS WATCH tSmall 12 size Hampden elegant artistic hand citaae or en Iglneburned Juergensen stylealways nice goldfilled hunting + case guaranteed 25 years Genl Stark 15 jls Deufcer Grand I 17 Jls adjusted 1750 John Hancock 21 Jls extra fine 2850 In open face hinged case 50 cts screw case less All watches guaranteed new perfect cases latest designs hand t chased no diework engraving and accompanied by mfrs and my guarantee pay freight and Watches kept In order one year If well used otherrcal goods Music Boxes Jewelry Chains Clocks Freethought and + other badges Ingersoll Spoons and my tract Theism In the Cru 4 clble fr- eeOTTO WETTSTEIN jj I La Grange Ill+ + H4444444 + tJo4444 M+ + 44 + H+ Illinois CentralRailroad CHEAP RATES VIA LOUISVILLE TO u NEW ORLEANS and return VICKSBURG MISS and return IHOUSTONBEUMONT TEXAS and return and Intermediate points py Proportionate rates from other points i1 Ja SEPTEMBER 15th and OCTOBER 20th 1903 THROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEPJ 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 FIRSTHAND THIRD TUESDAYS IN EACH MONTH WRITE THE UNDER SIGNED FOR CIRCULAR DESCRIPTIVE OF LANDS IN THE SOUTH ASK LOCAL TICKET AGENTS FOR THROUGH TICK ETS AND FURTHER INFORMATION OR AD- DRESSFWHARLOW Division Passenger AgenttLouisville Kentucky If I asked you to pay Ii for It the cost of other Infidel magazines it would be unreasonable but ns there are many people constantly wanting certain pnmphltformthe easiest way to do that and beside If tho matter of the Blndo Is to bo save ed for the magazine anything can be Rut In pamphlet form beslilo at loss than tho east now to do it and If Just a few persons notify us that they would like see a certain thing In pamphlet form we can get It out right away and at very low cost probably less than half that anybody printed Infidel pamphlets f fore lfllft world Of course could make so largo and so handsome a magazine for small a cost If tho matter has to bo set especially pamphletsOnefret and proud to admit that It would help Mr Hughes when ho la making to little on the Blado at Its very aw price If our friends will only help us to tbjyilntipay them to take It they can discontinue It and then If there are not enough HtihscrllHru left to Justify printing the magazine wo could cllscontlnue its cation without any considerable loss for IlIIlJllcnlionBut believe we will get tho sub scribers for tho magazine without any great trouble 3X13Something Amout a Button That Mr Chas F Braun of Cincinnati Has Gotten up For an Infi del Badge Cincinnati Ohio Aupr 23 1903 Grass UlnaIGentlemen another five dollars as promised In my letter of Aug 2nd send you the- bltttans3x13whiclt cost mo GOI this amount please give me credit send mo 25 Ulndes every wcolc until the money Is used up If you sell theso buttons for ten cents apiece you will malte a nice profit Dr Wilson took 300 buttons with 3xl3 and National Liberal Party on them while I took plain N L P will give each new member one of the buttons gratisIYour friend CIIAS V BRAUN Comment Bro Braun has gotten up a cabalistic button for Infidels up which are tact figures and signs 3z13 and upon some of these there iIOmlllrrntlt s In addition tho words National Liberal Party You will notice that those sent to the Blade havo only the sign 3x13- This is of course a thrust at thejChristian doctrine of the which says three times one God Is one God while accqrdlng to tho Infi del multiplication table which Is thoIsame one in uso In the three times one are three whether the multiplication bo of eggs apples or GodsIthink thin Idea Is terse and IngenIious and one that will probably elicit enquiry as to Its meaning and give tho wearer an opportunity for expla nation which Is the raIson detre We do not caro to make any profit on these and will send ono to any person sending the Blado five cents In coin or postage THE CHRIST STORY Talent Ore Aug 27 103ICharles C Moore My Dear Sir mclosed find for postago on Dog Fennel which I have just received and am reading every minute of my leisure time AmIgoing to try to get us a club for tho Blade Most fraternally W J DEAN Comment Bro Dean has presented to the made a large number of copies of his booklet Tho Christ Story which we have for sale at ten cents eacht Is a good little book It Is In a condensed form the argument against the Christian religion that was first mado In the second century by Cel slip In his Logos Alethes and then made by Paine In his Ago of Reason and then made by mo In my first book The national View Tile whole edition of my book has been exhausted and will only print another when there seems to be suf flclent demand to justify It Bra Deans book Is splendlrtto be pasIWe will sell you a dozen for f When wo get 10000 subscribers for tho Blade we are goln to employ Wat son Heston to make cartoons send 250 for five subscribers and1 help us get the 10000