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J 7 4 BLADEPnrke1 Y fin UEDITED ST OF GOOD MORALSPUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL XII NO 30 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20 E M 303 1100 A YEA Tl TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 Issue for one year 100 tIn clubs of flvo or more 60 cents teach a year Terns100 per year In advance subscriptionL50Five Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the l Blue Grass Blade Lexington Vhen cyou change your address ad v this office old as ttwell as the new address When you send your subscription sn whether pod are a new or old sub ricrlber- j The address slip on the paper q how crAaUoa of subscription an Ipt ao the date changes ww sZtlk f414 zuE Subscriptions to this publication are Tnpt discontinued at expiration unless g se ordered by tho subscriber The courts invariably bold a subscriber air responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all capers re ceived unth the paper is paid for In r full up to date and ordered disco Lltlnued j Office of publication 161 East Third pj street near Walnut Uf Entered at the Post Office at Leila ton Ky as Second Class Mall r Matter 5 Address all communications to JLUE GRASS BLADE P O BO fri 393 Lexington Kentucky Telephone 619 jlFayette Telephone 307 rSTUFF CALLED fit ALCOHOL certaltn t degree demoralizes those who make Ijt It those who sell It and those who drink it AlcI believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches 1t itj It do not believe that anybody can k contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid crime All you have to do Is to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan Ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug j glng at the faded dresses of weeping 1 and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius li has wrecked of the millions who have s If serpentproducedAnd when yqu think of the jails the almshouses of the prisons and ofofthe scaffolds upon either bank not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL tKeep Church and State forev OwtIn no sense whatsoever this ernment founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absoluteGarflel COLLEGE MEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material REEF MODERATE Fall term opens In September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSIER M Seo 946247 Ashland Ave4 ChUaea IU i POOR MARY MAC LANE OF SAND AND BARRENNESS Has Been Driven Back Into the Fold of Orthodoxy and Has Written a Book That Appears to be Ex ceedlngly Tonic ds Com pared With Her Mal den Effort There has not been In America a sad der tale of the failure of a genius as she called herself and really was than that of Mary MacLano of Butte to think and unheralded wrote a book that astonished the lmporfectlohsas ariso from ones being born intellectually superior to the masses the same trouble that Sccrates had The book The Story of Mary MacLane by herself was one of the most unique and original books ever 1speclallyIna kind of a May L CollinsIn the sand and barr nneas of Montana Qnd with nothing to help her but her genius that In her childish simplic- Ity she recognized just as a child would a pretty toy and anybody a dullard or a bigot who read an page In the book was bound to read It site Her fool critics could not see tha n body but a pure woman would Aar to speak of sexual matters at her age as she did while all intelligent peo plo know that outside of professionals Impure women affect to be prudestA gang of lecherous m all over America as a means of vertising their own purity abused and vilified tho poor girl until she broke down under their vile Insinuations when if she had been properly ap havY of fame The literary vultures have now go t indPromothean yu tutee aforesaid wlll Now these literary imbeclies have transplanted Mary from the sand and barrenness of Montana to the cul chur of Boating and the result is the same as wnen the Babylonians having the Jews in captivity called on them saying Sing us the songs of Zion The New York Evening Journal Hearsts paper a very advanced journal certainlyhas a big picture o glrlisgh n when she wrote her first book but far sadder than patience on a men ment smiling at grief oXf It given in the Journal campares wit her first book about like dish wnte- would compare as a grub with Cu Jauberts burgoo If Mary MacLano can be induced to cut loose from the book vampires that are now sucking her life blood and ally Herself with the most advanced Infidel thought she can become a power in the land Otherwise she will probably run on for a year or tw more and then sink into oblivion o suicide PLEASE SEND MONEY IN POST OFFICE ORDERS OR REGISTERED LETTERS We get a good many letters which parties say they have sent money In bills or cointhat we never receive Please as far as possible send money In post office orders o registered letters or bank drafts FIGHTING CHANCE For the Blade to Get Its 100000 Readers Uoeofa the Blade I have Increased its cir bWhatJbyreaders making 10000 In all and if berd by January get 100000 I 11e Hove that tho hardest of these wl bo to get that other 5000 by Januar 1904 pld tures each week and if I get 500 for tho Blade Magazine I will have a of Hestons pictures in that print on good paper and probably In better style than ho has ever yet had done Please thon all along the Iln every friend that I have in tho wort do all you can to got mo that other 5000 between now and January 1904 Take your own plan to do this but please everybody that Is a friend to me use some one of tires plans t help along The package plan is good one Just send quo cent each to r papers in packages of not less than five to one address and give the sotyThen there is the Poor Fund plan i 1IitIt5 4 1Y by which anybody that asks it ca get the Blade for 25 cents a year as long as there Is any money in fund Any money that is given t that fund will assist Then there Is the club plan f 50 cents each In clubs of five and more and then tho single copy for 100 Then we have the Magazine If we can get 500 subscribers at 60 cents a year and all of Hestons pictures In DladeIncomIngto help get that 10000 by January 1904 From Bangor Me Dally News RANDOLPH POSTMASTER SHORT IN HIS ACCOUNTS Was Removed From Office Saturday and Is Now Critically From the Shock Incident to the DIs closureIs a Prominent Church Member Randolph Mass Sept 7It became generally known today that Mi RandolphCorfron office on Saturday after an in lnapectoY r covered a shortage of about 800 in BakerIs ontIsthe disclosure Nsoffice Inspector Klncade entered and an Interview The two re ttired to the postmasters private office and after a minutes conversation Mr Baker fell senseless to the floor A physician was summoned who pronounced it a case of paralysis and hlhomecritical condition Mr Bakers bonds condltlon t the office but they have since ap pointed Arthur Alden to the posltl n of temporary postmaster During his term of office Mr Baker has given generalsatisfaction and he has al townsaMr Baker Is nanetnl secretary of thg feStvte HInrcr h Lodge IO QP and of etve minor societies tits books of whit are now being examined He is a Congregationalyears held the office of collector IQTSONP HESTON REdDlads things that I propose to do at an pense to them Immensely less than any other Infidel publisher has ever proposed there is hardly any estimat- Ing what I could accomplish I do not ask that they shall do n friendsr of be abundantly satisfied if they will even do half as well for tho Blade as is publicationInWe have been wanting the pictures mne e sImplytell mry n looso the doctrine of retaliation I would probably get the hot end of it Watson Heston possesses a talent as an Infidel propagandist that no 0th Infidel has or ever had and not t utilize is simply wasting one of on grand resources Curlcaturo and cartoons are the propagann legitimatebutBible and of tire Christian an ewish religions are so absurd and that to undertake to meet them with argument is rather to dig nlfy them Any man who attempts seriously to prove for instance that that story aYp s nomw u of actually true that witches ride broom 11ffoolery except to ridicule and we do ridicule it in letters But there are teaasense to ap preciate them if they did read them but they will stop to look at one Hestons pictures atman mo r e to look at one of Hestons pictures ihodm rt and get mo 5000 more subscribers wo will have them ovary week t ij 1 Iii d RELIGIOUSWAR IN THE ORIENT ANOTHER FULFILLMENT OF THE SAYING OF JESUS CHRIST SendPeaceto Send Peace But a Sword Tho religious war that Is now being conducted in Turkey and Palestine between the Mohammedans and the Christians is another fulfillment of tho saying of Jesus Christ Think not that am come to send peace on the earth come not to send but a swordIr now source nearly all war in the whole world and it is tho duty of every good man and woman to do all they can to wipe off the face of the earth this religion that is now the greatest scourge to tire human racereare of course bad but Christianity is tho worst of all u bter Jesus Christ ever said these vile things that are Imputed to him in the ow Testament or whether they were In there by the liars and villains who compiled the Now Testament and keep It up to this day for the pur pose of making luxurious livings with out laboring or in any way giving any dupesthatIt makes no difference to us whether or not there over was such a man as teachingthcarrying fire and sword and lying and th ut and murder and debauchery of wouuja wherever this superstition can foothold Prl sts and preachers that are vII loins and robbers from JerusalemMclear to Lexington are reputetoma come to mgSand hate not his yeht my fcsclple sentiYman gained any influence amour- men T Kentucky Christian assassin- the murder their fellow men b shoo rug them In the back from con celled places would shudder to e press such a sentiment Such impostors as Jo Smith an Dpwle never thought of uttering such a sentiment and no man or woman can be a loyal citizen In this government formed by Infidels who Is no willing to do all that he or she can t o crush any religion that thus strikes right at the root of all human happl ness This war that Is now starting in the Orient is starting just as all Christian wars startfrom the insolence and aggression and tyranny and villainy of Christians corresposdentsChristian newspapres to print what they say and Christian prejudice to be pandered to the testimony overwhel Ingly Indicates that the Christians in aggressorsWith a tion from tire Orient that we have these days and from reading the B ble there is no reason why the status in all such cases as this should n peIo The first we know of tine Canaanite peoplhavingreligion living in their own homes and attending to their own business Uuslnesro d murdered an Egyptian and hidden him in the sand had to flee from Egypt on account of that murder The Jews had been slaves to the Egyptians for 400 years according to 93dMoses led these Jews debased by slavery longer than the negroes In America were out of Egypt Into the professing t they wore doing as was probably so they committed a seules of atrocities against the Canaanites that were only paralleled In history by tine atrocities of tho Christians whenever and wher ever they have had the power tho recent one being their late mur or and robbery of tire Chinese be cause the Chinese do not bellow in Christianity caulhd was all the time hfad e n The Jews could not CanaanItesthoire plains and had chariots of iron end the descendants of those Canaan lies pro living there to this day and we Cookies saw them and they aro a happy good people and all Mount medans Then tho Romans came along and r Itlru j captured tho Jews and all of Canaan and the policy of the Roman govern re tinligionsquered tohavosuited each party and upon the laws allthoernments of the world Then there arose Jesus Christ and blasted the Jews for their ignorance dictrlned s which were vile as could be and tho withthoman government disavowing any com allowingitinterfere with the religion of any o Us people Whether Jesus was a myth of an actual being or a blending of myth thatImputedIs true and how much Is a lie or honest error nobody knows and you cant find out by going to Jerusalem and asking the people there The Mohammedans who have session of that country of course do not believe the New Testament count of him About A D 350 arose Constantine who was the founder of the Christian ligion as It exists today whf0 ecause she did not believe In the j1ConstantinoIn order to gain tho combined Influence of the Pagans and the Christians and Jews he started a religion that was anti Is a combination of Chris tlanlty and Judaism and Paganism and that was the Catholic church that divided Into various parties the lead- Ing of which are the Greek Catholics and the Roman Catholics and there was no such thing as Protestantism until Henry VIII of England started Protestantism about A D 1547 cause the Pope would not allow him to marry a new wife any tIme he saw cause to murder one of his eight wives that he did murder This religion established by stantine commonly called the Chris religion overran Judea and Asia inor and murdered the Jews because jey killed Jesus and has continued to murder the Jews clear up to the time fif tho recent murder of theJews by lw nathnltoi fn ittiiRoJh cdiivcrtofome is in consequencethe head of uistantines religion until this day bout A D Mohammed arose in aga great improvement on Christianity bYtimate friend a prostitute Magdalenev hadd and Mohammed tho honors were even In the matter of marriage On the question of drlnkln g improvemet nt upon Jesus The old Bible and tit teaching and example of Jesus a favored liquor drinking and Moham- med opposed it and the Christians to this day are drunkards while the Mo hnmmednns are not Pork is the most valuable meat In the world The Jewish Bible and Mo hammed said wo must not eat pork whMohammed and Jesus both taught that their respective religions were swordmMohammed says this in his Koran and ho practiced it Jesus plainly taught his followers sworethaththath no sword let him sell him ment and buy oneLulte 36 This is tho very plainest teaching of Jesus that his religion Is to be propagated by money and by the sword and tho free use of both of those is the practice of Christians all over the world wherever they have chance When the people in Palestine and Asia Minor the places where tl reco udIltadthe practical working of the Christian religion the disciples of Mohammed came along anti mado their argument for Mohammedism and the Christians of that country right at the pia ceing whore Jesus was born and where all of his miracles are said to have been performed deserted the religion of Jesus In a body and embraced Moham metlanlsm and have been faithful the Mohammedan religion to this da pearls 1200 years and Mohammedans have full mid complete possession of all that country The Christians are continually berating and lying about the Mohamme dints and yet it has been my great privilege personally to see that the Mohammedans are patient and for- bearIng with the Christians and are rind and good to them If there Is any truth at all In the story of the New Testament Jes was crucified on Calvary and was led in a tomb in a garden at the foot of Calvary and I havo seen these and tho story seems possible if not probable I am Inclined to think that sumo man more or less like the character Jesus In the New Testament was crucified on that mountain and Continued on Pago Four a From Helena Indepen- dentMINISTER IS UNDER ARREST He Is Charged With BurglarySen sational Case Develops at Hills boro OregonRev H Kennedy Is The Prisoner Hitgregational Church here was arrest ed today and lodged in jail on the Mondaymorningwas entered by a masked burglar who familYWarrenkinder of St Helena Mont were in the house The burglar entered Mrs chloroformscream which aroused the others On entering the room where tine Intruder stood Miss Warren struck a match and seeing a man wearing a mask she ran down stairs for her father rJbberlightedfloor close to the window where ho aladderlather returned a revolver was drown on them and they were ordered to stand In line and deliver over their ydeliveredtogether with a gold watch valued at observedhe50 far as to grab his mask and par tlally remove It He remained for nearly halt an hour and then left tho whIchhetempt to disguise his dress simply wearing a mask over his face Miss recognizedtheclothing Kennedy who came here from Al pastorfor a short time He was dismissed s enoughM cruiserHodind three small children CourIerJournalI AT DOOR T OK CHURCH DESPERATE BATTLE WAS FOUGHTTHREE MEN SHOT TO DEATH Constable Killed While Trying to Keep AgonyIants and Wounded a Third planA Bystander Was Wounded Somerset Ky Sept 7A desperate tragedy was enacted on Sunday about noon at the door of tho Tabernacle at Mt Victory fifteen miles southeastjf Somerset in which William Bolton constable of the district and two jther combatants were killed In atierce pistol fight Charlie Richmond mid Tweed Richmond wero killed and Columbus Garrison and John Smith a woundedOfficer of tine most comityrtregiontoind preserve the peace He was em played for this purpose by tho camp trageIwhichlellgloiiH worship Bolton attempted stop It when ono of the Rlchmonds thrust a pistol against him and fired shootinthird assailant shot him through tho body from the rear The brave of thuslatallytwo of his antagonists and wound ing the third Columbus Garrison as horelland almost immediately expired timeynod Rlchmonds which Bol downIheroneighborhood and further trouble is feared Comment I have gone Into some pretty dangerous places but draw IentuclORIENTram out now as fast as souvenirstlOmfor them They are pebbles and other ancientpotterysent in neat little sacks each stono being labeled Firstcome Jto G Cu- n Ltf GRASS BLADE MnnHi 2 SONtIs + WRITES AN INTERESTING LETTER FROM NEW YORI Graphic Description of the SIghts Seen Travel Society Gossip So clal and Other Conditions New York City Sep 9th 1903 Dear Mr Hughes- I came off hero for a vacation and rest Intending to forget business and every care and the B B In titular but as I havo found no I may as well fall Into my old parI and do some writing I left Cincinnati en the 2Gth of eegnatAllegheny AuI observation platform for a long tance took a cold and landed next day In Now York with a nice case of tonsillitis which kept me In my room for four days While coming through Virginia we stopped at White Sulphur Springs tonhbut two oclock In the morning A monstrously big negro woman cnme alongside the car with a tray contain- Ing hot coffee fried chicken sandwiches and hmd boiled eggs I purchased a hot coffee and sand wlch and remarked to the woman that she was pretty good sized and astced her to what church she belonged She said she was Baptists Were you baptized said I Oh yes sah Did you get ducked clear under Oh yes sah Well It must have taken a strons parson to put you clear underr JHewas n strong man sah did you get Hallelujah when you como up Dim know whether It was IIane lulah or not but Ah felt mos dd good + 3 After nearly a week of fever and r choking and starving I am beglnnli to feel some of tho exhilaration of Spirit of the old colored womannot quite as I am not a profane person but nearly as good On crossing the Hudson via ferry I waa struck of course with the sight of the sitysceappersnot a chnrch steeple to be seen only when I lootced far up the river and then with but few exceptions just a few feet at their tops I had seen New York lustrated so often that I was almost at home down along Broadway and Wall street to which place I at once it proceeded In with Mr H W Gardner an old Cincinnati friend but now a resident of New York and conducting the largest and most prosperous business college In tho city After taking in Old Trinity church richest church in the world near all Its members millionaireswe went to the Produce Exchange Old Trinity stands facing Wall God and Mammon rubbln fibsleeves The ground which It decuple s zf pay any taxes How often when I was a boy did I hear country preachers tell of Trlt tys spire being the marimers guide leading the vessels of all nations safe ly into New York harbor thus proud i ly implying that Christianity was the guide of civilization How vividly all this came hack to me when I observed Old Trinitys spire squatted low down among a hundred skyscrapers completely obscuring It from the eye tho mariner Today the skyscraper Is the marl ners guide Today commercialism governs the world and Chrlstianlt when not being used as its tool Is simply one of Humanitys burdens At tho Produce Exchange there was the usual pandemonium Hero the price of grain and all other produc of the world Is regulated Membership In this gambling den costs 3G00 It is infested with a gang of pimps and thieves who could not malO an honest competence any other way It ought not to be tolerated fifteen mix utes There ought to be a dozen lye dlto shells dropped right Into It and Into every other joint like it If the people of the country understood the scheme they would clean it out but it has the moral support of both till clergy and government and Old Trlnl ty is allowed to stand right in Its midst for the sacred and purlfylnj Influence she is supposed to exercisi over this sink of corruption birdi of a feather you know On the steps in front of tho stool exchange htgh toned gambling house membership cost 86000 more noble you know to gamble In oil mining railroad and other stocks than In produce stands tho famous bronzi monument of Washington It stands with its back to the exchange and fac- Ing tho vet narrow short Wall streel and upon the very block of stone jipot which Washington stood when he tool the oath of office of President- A grand inscription Is carved on the side proclaiming him as the man who defended American Liberty and who aided so largely in establishing a government of equity justice and hu manity As gazed up and down this infa mous sfcrcct and thought of tho woe it has brought to the most distant and humble fireside in the land of the lit tie children in far away cabins some Lincoln perhaps who starved to death In order that its rapacious and ever devouring maw may bo stuffed as I thought of its millions of victims and Its almost dally suicides as I thought of this Gorgon of Greed receiving the moral support of church and law while some little pool room where betting on race horses Is eon ducted is pounced upon and held up as a legal and moral crimesuch In fernal unfairness and hypocrisy made me wish that miracles were possible and that that bronze Washington might turn to life and faco about and with his old Continental army behind him go through that temple i of crime that greater foe to Human ity and American Liberty than Eng land ever was and level It to the ground Wall street and its branches throughout tho country are breeding a Revolution Theso gamblers care nothing for patriotism for love of IIIrSAIcountry nothing whatever for the law only they cut manipulate it for their selfish purposes They are the real Anarchists When tho Revolution comes when oppression becomes unendurable when the people long suffering nnd slow to act rise In their might then you will hear these wolves of Wa1l street cry Anarchy It Is they themselves who without knowing it are malting Anarchy a very familiar nnd popular word Trusts Control Everything- No matter how small anti Inslgnlfi cant the article the trusts control It As for example this is a great fish market The trusts own all the fishing smacks They keep tho price of fish up to a certain stiff price and never allow the market to become over stocked nor the price to drop lower meet the circumstances of tho poor When the market is fully supp1lel1 the smacks are run over to Darren Island and the fish are dumped nnd burnt Thus thousands upon thous amis of tons are destroyed while people are starving while gaunt fam Ino Is claiming Its victims among the tenements lint It wouldnt do for the trusts to let the price of fish comedown The same with watermelons Great quantities are dumped at Barren Island to rot while little children hunger who never tasted a watermelon The same with other produco The trusts set a price and keep It there and either hold back or destror the surplus The Milk Industry Think of the hustle the cows have to get on themselves to supply lieso millions of people with mille Well it Isnt always milk more m s tery than milk There are no dairy wagons going along the street 1he milk cupplled by the grocers in great bottles When It comes there are about four Inches of nice yel1ow cream on tho top or at least it loolcs lice cream When this cream turns to clabber and becomes stiff you can pull it like chewing gum This Is counted for from the fact that thl cows up here are of an Improved IndIa rubber breed Milk Is put In all Idnds if mysterious packages Where It ponies from and what composes It nobody knows The pure food cdlO mission dont bother their heads bout such things Tho trusts must sot bo annoyed But I havent time o tell you of the hundreds of strange hlngs am seeing so will just glance it this and that and so give you a Variety of items Slang Every community has its peculiar brogue types and slang and New York Is not an exception The most peculiar habit of speeclJ were Indulged In by nearly everyone algh and low is the use of the pro noun tile for my As for example they say That me Jog that me cigar Im going oerI to me house Oh me back Oh curt me head Im going hQmote no mother etc etc Another Is thefr peculiar application of the theologies cord heJ Instead arRaytngJfo to hellnnd CLOUt tiltyttas wua rhey say f Get the hell out of here Or Go on and get the hell out 0 tore All of tho many and dive applications of this sweet warm WOlI ire in this same fashion Grafting the Dead- I notice on nearly every churl ablet I pass the inscription of undertaker printed at the botto coder the name of preacher such as John Smith sexton and undertake Making inquiries about it I four hat each church has its own unde aker who is also its sexton As sexton he employs people to do the leaning etc and principally built ilmself with undertaking When number of the church dies his friends mmediately apply to the sexton u lertaker and woe be to the membe vho applies to any other undertake They are compelled to depend upo his particular undertaker and pa just what he charges It is part of thE hurch financial scheme and undo aker and preacher work together At ilrth at marriage and at death the ireacher must get his graft out ach These New York undertaker ixhlblt coffins in their show window nice little white boxes along with big lack cases put out on exhibition the same as the grocer puts his produce In his windows You will see this exhibition on most any street So cheerful you know to stop and Iazo at the wooden overcoats will all put on after awhile- Man Of God who tnketh away the sins or the world and who Is a shining example virtue Is the Rev Geo Vanderwat of this great city was passing long a street and along came a mat In flowing blapk and white robes with his fat shining face as red as an Irish mans shirt on a clothesUne and ai swept by I turned to gaze at the curiosity I followed old pettlcoaU a distance and saw him disappear Ir a door in front of which was standing a hearse I learned through the driver that a bank president was dead and- his funeral taking place and this was- the occasion of this holy man strut tlng through the streets in his Eplscc pal regalia I am told that when poor member of his flock dies sends one of Ills assistants who good enough and who does not strut through the streets In skirts Mills holy man has a case on Iland- now in the courts ho having corrupted the home of millionaire Watt who charges Vandewater with taking his- wlfo Into private sitting rooms of loons and drinking wine and whisky and also visiting Mrs Watt on his- racht In Watts absence and remain- Ing over night to give Mrs Watt aplr- Itual consolation This happened so jqucntly that It came to the ears Mr Watt consequently the suit against His Holiness Many of his flocl believe him Innocent They ways Crucade Against Marriage of American Girls to There Is a crusado going on in New- Yorle papers against the matrimonial b gaining going on between Amerl- can girls and the titled tramps European aristocracy It is well enough to show you how It Is done anti will give you tho circumstances oLthe Anna Gould marriage CastelI lane dame over hero without a put up in a little room over a French milliner He went to n swell caterer made a proposition to the caterer to make a great dinner for him and In vile all the New York swells promis- Ing to pay him two to one If his scheme landed Proving his creden tlals the caterer took his up amI got up a great lay out and the snobs wero all swelled up to be thus onter tamed by a real count and soon Cas teilane was floating on tho high tl e of the 400 He first proposed to Miss Fair wllo snubbed him as she would a Next he met Jay Goulds ugly lIttlo tomboy Anna proposed In a few da and tho giggly thing took him right upSo for oo good but he had to male sonic show in order to main tarn tho dignity of a Counts position and Impress Annas rich relatives auel society in general He went to the Waldorf Astoria proposed to the proprietor to furnish him a suite of rooms advance him money to entertain and he would pay him two to ono if he landed The proprietor Boldt took him up after demanding tho announcement of tho engagement and proving It genuine The French tramp at once took up luxurious quarters In tho Waldorf toria and began blowing In the money Boldt standing good for 200 000 This caught the Gottlda and the marriage came on and the settlement made Castellane wanted 5000000 In exchange for his title which In the French Republic Is only a fake aCter all but George Gould would only a low 3000000 and so they settled It Out of this Castellane paid all his debts two to one over a half a lion Since that time he has spent all his dower and they have given him a million beside and most of this has gone on gambling and actresses He got an ugly foolish little whirl lglg brained woman for a wife and olio got a Dresden China powderpi and sleek little rascal for a husband and it is by such scheming bargain- Ing anti prices such matches are made It Is enough to disgust a mule the way American papers puff up these aristocratic sasslety affairs Grants Tomb Was a disappointment to menlther stately nor imposing It cost S710000 The Garfield monument at Clov land which cost 185000 Is more he utlful and Impressive Some New York pol Uicinns are living easy off of wha was not put Into Grants tombt lont go much on tombs When I think of the thousands who tarved to death In prison and who lied en the field of battle who e 10 tombs It seems to me an unJchi llvisicn of praise and entirely too jiuch for one man Many a nlus poet Inventor musician thlnki ent o his death in that war unhetz d of and unsung it Isa morbid lnpuls anyhow which leads peoplqf leTfr luck places and over a bU II radedowii into aiiuveoiuimn 6Uwas a great general It is Iti me kind of as vhlch led me to gtf to M The Morgue j There I saw hundreds of deal e lie and the morgue is full ar the Ime As fast as bodies are Ident cd tad moved their places are fll ere are deaths by sickness suitfu e nurder drowning and other my tel ous causes The swollen distorted floaters are he most sickening and disgusting light Bait What a repulsive ob ect a human form can become leath saw a great refrigerator as arge as a common sized room filled vlth 82 coffins plain little rough warded boxes from one to two feet n lengtheach containing an Infant ind all stacked on top of each othe The superintendent exhibited o- rodya floater and remarked on the aiallty this family saying this was the last and all of them died b lolence of some kind So much exhibition of death re landed me of the story of a man who eturned to his Connecticut home af er an absence of long years In mal ng inquiry of a family of the name of Damn old time friendshe learn that old man Damn was dead and lId Mrs Damn was dead and Blllr Damn was dead and Dickie Damn was dead and Susie Damn was deal 1nd Daisy Damn was dead in fact the whole Damn family was dead The morgue attendants are repulsive ghouls and the stench is something horrible got more that enough and said to my friend Gardner Oh me stomach lets get th- ehI out of here- Brooklyn Navy Yard Wevere fortunate in getting a special pass Into and a special guide this great Institution From lowing the unknown dead in the morgue we inspected the monstrous weapons of war Intended to make un town dead Luckily a great many battle ships were In the docks The Iowa Massachusetts Texas Dolphin Scorpion Hancock and Baltimore stool on the torpedo boat Winslow whore Capt Bngley the first man whc lost his life In the Spanish war stood saw the Iowa from the bottom of her- hull to the top of her masts as she was In the dock and went all through th Texas clear down to the stokers narrow rooms It was a sight not be forgotten The Brooklyn Navy Yard is so immense that I have time for Its Yesterday I went out to Ellis nud to witness the emigrants arrive There was one boat containing about 400 Germans rather healthy and- fine looking people and I saw nothing ijectionablo to them They were herded like cattle in a smallboat and when let out were rushed Into main building and there examined and sorted and tagged and shipped oer to Now York Next came a hoat- load of a thousand Russian Jews from KlshlnelY where the massacre took place Some of these wero passable but the great majority were vile and forbidding I could not help noticing 1how many of the men were dressed je 41 l an old silk hat invariably too big for their heads Prince Albert coat reach- Ing almost to their ankles and wIlls hers galore Next carne a boat of Italians Syrians and French fhese wero a tough lot though occaslonn I would see a nobblly dressed Srlau inquired of ono of the nttellllants about the general character Inte11l gonco and quality of present day eml grants Ho said ho had been thcre for fifteen years and never was there such a degraded lot of human bclngs dumped on our shores as nowthe worst he said are the Italians and though an officer there ho loudly 110 tested against the wrong and said the government Is being menaced No Congressman will present a bl1l against it lest he lose the foreign vote of his district Capitalism not onl encourages it hat enters Into con tracts with steamship companies to bring them here They havo asents all through Europe soliciting emlgm tlon and schooling anti Instructing the very worst and most Ignorant classes how to get here besides giving them money to bring them here might hundred and fifty thousand came In 1902 and at the present rato 1000000 will reach hero In 1903 When they get here they live IIIw hogs and dogs and will work for aI most nothing and this is why ne are brought over Capitalism sees that labor cannot organize them and that they break down labor unions faster than they can be built up It Is cheap latter cutting the throat of skilled labor and the American worl Ingman Is such a fool he cant see it Besides capitalism plays the chug The church says These are my creatures my cattle I can vote them ns like what concessions are you wHl Ing to make So between the two capitalism and the church both of them organized to control and chpat ignorance this country Is drifting up en tho rocks- Although there is a law against It nearly nil these Immigrants come her to perform contract labor The Irish man has lost his job on the streets on the railroads and in the mines The church wont let these dangerous ele mcnts hurt capitalism as long as cnp Itallsm ponies up to It so there you have tho secret of the whole scheme The Bowery- have been all through this famous tenderloin as well as through the last side Here humanity Is herded le Legs In one block there are often housed 4000 people a number equal to or more than too Inhabitants of such towns as Versailles Ky Thin or forty sleep In a room The bull Ings are four five and six stories hlgh and their stench Is sickening There are more children than adults and It Is a sight to see them running wild in the streets What a place to raise children The health officers go through the houses with a hose begli thug at the top but no amount of cleaning can keep them pure two hours Lrarllc Theres no end to ladle I Imagine Ive got tho scent now while writing about It Oh me stomach Among theb ins tuO1JCtUU1 iVu he marble palaces ftthe millionaires fIulte a contrast o the East side Jew York has 1050 millionaires To je a millionaire here is to be nobod n particular You must possess at east 25000000 to be worthy of tice Think of men talking about heir hundred millions and even the zillion of Rockefeller Senator Clar s building a 15000000 residence and Schwab is building one to rival it In price It Is common to see private res lences which cost one to five mlllioni 1Al1 ycu old Western farmers helped julld these and you will continue to vote to malice more millionaires You ire bigger fools than tho workln nan It was amusing to hear the IrisH itage driver by whom I sat denom rate the kings That is the house of Cornellu fanderbllt the railroad king and that of William K the railroad king and that of John Jacob Astor the real tate king and that of Huntington and that of Georgj3 Gould the rnllroai lcins and then came banker Icings and coal oil kings and steel ItlngsI and copper kings and borax kings and ugar kings and soap kings and per I1It kings and a lot of other kings even Fletcher the castorla king Fifth Avenue Is simply a street of lalaccs grand beyond Imagination too great a contrast with the tone tent for it to exist In a healthy se nifty It is even more abnormal than tho tenement and I fear those kings are exciting a revolt against themselves by their unequal and extravagant display of luxury and dissipation The Millionaire Club Is located on Fifth Avenue right oppo Rite the entrance to Central Park I dared my friend Gardner to attempt an entrance lIe took me up and I lowed him In Several Hlngllsh wait Ing gentlemen stopped him but chard ncr being a man of distinguished pearance and looking every Inch illllonaire bluffed them off and walk cd to tho office I following lIe presented his business card stating that his friend from Cincinnati hero and himself would like to look through the cJub When I took oft my hat the irk and the Hlngllsh servants all eked scaredmy pompadour probably suggesting the presence of an al hst Tho clerk asked me if I hind card of Introduction or a permit from any of the members I told him 10 He then asked are you acquainted with any of them To this I was impelled to confess that It had been a good while since I had met any of them In tact my acquaintance and isoclatlbn wero somewhat limited Woll ho replied tho rules are strict and cannot permit you to go through without a card from one of the gover nors Gardner then asked to look the main hall which was permitted This took in nearly all the lower floor and it was a dazzling dream I never could have imagined such splendor and magnificence Each member has n letter box his own counted 320 boxes A club of 320 millionaires dose combined wealth Is many bil lions think of It you grubbers and suckers who havent sense enough to be anything else but a Republican or Democrat Just because your da ldles were such Other Sights have been through Chlnatov Llttlo Italy out River side drive Cen tral Park up the Hudson at Ft George Asbury Park Long Bmnch Coney and a dozen other places about each of which could write something Interesting but this Is abet growing long and maybe wearisome The Metropolitan Muslum of Art spent two half days at this magnificent temple of art and wish had space to describe It This much how over iln particular The Christian myth was everywhere in evidence paintings of the holy family by Hub ens and others and In the halls of sculpture tombs of Popes and statues of saints angels and all kinds of queer beings have always been accustomed to seeing Jesus In both painting and sculpture represented as very cate sickly and effeminate But m surprise ran across A Prize Fighting Jesus It was a sculpture life size and ter Michael Angelo It was a regular Jim Jeffries In appearance a hen muscular frame and entirely nude excepting a small figleaf Jesus In the altogether excepth only a figleaf It was so unusual so sudden so exceptional to me that It lust took my breath and so mocked my sliodesty that I stepped behind the bare legs of a shapely Venus and hid my face and blushed all over St Patrlcks Church Is the finest church I ever enteredn wonderful piece of architecture Its Inside is nearly a square In lengt For about sixty feet from the front entrance is a great clear space with plain tile floor Then the rows of seats hegira At each aisle stands a priest who permits no person to pass without paying something and nothing loss than a quarter will be accepte The result Is that the unseated space In the rear Is filled with poor old rlsh micks who either stand or kneel on the cold hard stones Salvation Is free but scats are never free In St Patricks Teddy Roocevelt Roosevelt dashed through the clt a day surrounded by an armed cavalcade of soldiers and secret servicemen Be lively now boys said the president as he stepped into his carriage for tho thrive from the ferry t6 the railroad station This is the brave Teddy Roosevel radian hunter lion killer and Spanish fiSh tel the most mighty magazine ilctUre warrior the world has ever mown He has had Tom Sharks Iud prize fighters and wrestlers to train him to Impress tho people that ic Is a regular maneater But he cityImy Ite a man who inspires the love of all cpcople nds ill behind aT royal TralllUxry esccTf nyhow a man as brave and daring as Teddy poses to be ought not tc ear to go anywhere When the high officials of the Amer Ican government begin to show personal fear of the people there is something extremely rotten In the govern tent No one but thieves extortion er8 conspirators and rascals need havo fear of the American people The mans conscience bothers him who is afraid of the American people The Greatness of New York There are as many people hero and In the adjacent cities and town which properly belong to the commun- Ity as in the States of Ohio and Kentucky combined Think of 5000000 people Think of the amount of grub that must he limped In here to feed them sides think of the excess which Is hipped to foreign ports we feeding early onefourth of the clvlllzet world It Is something stupendous wful There are over 4000 docks or harves herd any ono of them two to six times the size of the wharves of the port of Cincinnati and doing two to six times the shipping Think cf streets of solid business locks for twelve miles It Is nil sit cndous overwhelming I expected to see twenty or thirty big sky scrap elS but I see thousands of them tending over a space of five miles In fact ycu will see them hero and there ten miles out New York Is both the glory and shamo of America In wealth she tho grandest city In the world and soon will bo greatest In population What other country In a hundred oars couid produce such a city Dut the greed and grinding power the trusts and corporations and spec ulators are a shame which largely scures her greatness now go to Philadelphia Atlantic City and Washington and will make personal mention of Liberal friends met here In a late letter I have been treated royally and leavp New YOIl- many kind happy rcmem hrances J B W WOMAN ON THE SITUATION Grantvlile Kas Sept 1903 Editor Blue Grass Blade Lexington Sir Enclosed please fin press order for 170120 for your boolt Dog Fennel in the Orient for W W Markell of Belleville Kas Mr 11arloll requests that you send tho hool to me at Gruntvillo Kas as am visiting my sister at this Illaco- and wish to read the boon while here This being a very pious village all elhodlsts except sister and meI- hope to do a little missionary work for- the Blue Grass Blade while here as In my Judgment n paper of that kind Is very much needed It would start- the Methodist gossipers to studying for themselves Instead of gossiping about their neighbors and lying about Lwerals rite preacher at this place hers Col Ingersoll every Sunday his sermon and never falls to tell InI Intelligent congregation how Ingersoll was and that he recanted on 1 In his deathbed etc They never read anything but religious literature such as the Christian Advocate tracts and all such literature prepared for them to read They do not study the Bible but let the preacher do their Bible reading and thor unlinking yet HOvo all the Bible contains I was sitting by the window Sundny morn- Ing and two prominent church menu bers passed and sister asked them If they luau been to churcH and they replied Yes nnd ono said site thought of her meat all the time think ing the children might leave the door open and the cat would get In and tho other cue said she was thinking and worrying all during the sermon for fear the dog would get In tho house and get her pies Of course we felt quite satisfied that they had enjoyed tho sermon as usual and had cone their duty to their church and Savior although tueir minds wero with their homo duties They have never seen any fidel literature and shudder when the word Infidel Is mentioned to them hut to hear them tell how wicked In ersoll was and others whom they have heard some outsider speak of ono would bo led to think they were personally acquainted with all the peat Infidels but they do not know anything about infidelity and believe all the preacher says about Infidels and ho calls us all 2x4 creatures and bullheads std knownothings Such Intelligent expressions seem to elevate and please his intelll sent flock Fifty cents of the enclosed money irder is for ono subscription to the Undo Magazine to be sent to my dress Belleville Kas We hope to see articles from Mrs Henry and Mrs lost soon as we miss the grand work hey do Yours fraternally MRS ETTA H MARKELL NINETYONE YEARS OLD hut Wants to Read Dog Fennel In the Orient Carlisle Ky Sept 1903 1 C Moore Lexington Ky have read Dog Fennel and like It very much Enclosed please find noney and postage for which send ne one copy of Dog Fennel in tho Orient It is for Uncle Jess Fish lack who is 91 years of age and a great admirer of the Blue Grass Hade You can send tho 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more than welcomo It was like an old friend coming on a visit It contained more of Moore t Ism than previous editions hence It was good and refreshing Wilson maybe the general In tho army but Mooro ishetritons t The Blade Magazine idea should be encouraged Will Lave something to say about It later on meanwhile ydu can put me down for two papers Was glad to rend R L Noels con tribution on Why I Am an Atheist He writes like a scholar and gentle man The English language contains in Its lexicon words Agnostic and Infidel Neither of these words I carry any weight subjectuyTimecan bo childagnostic on any i Is agnostic on a thousand and one things Anybody can say dont know It is time that the lack of knowledge does not prove the non existence of nn object for there are others living In this age who testify to such existence and one can easily ascertain the veracity of such a claim by personal visitation and ex amination But who pray does tes tify in this age to the existence of a God somewhere so that one can travel to that somewhere and verify the word Infidelity Is too mild a term Almost ninetentlis of the Jews and one half of the Christians do not believe In the infalHolllty of the Bible 1and accept the various miracles as only It makes the book more interesting to put some super natural fable as part of it We Atheists must accept facts as they appear and as they are The scientists account for the creation of tie world a deal better than theoryyefablo than any ifltile talk qf i tiroiuell him and none of our neighbors ever do r also take exception with those Atheists who because they take the negative side of the debate throw the burden of proof on the other fel low They say I say there Is no God You say there is the burden of proof Is on you I dont believe In this kind of propaganda I dont want to throw the burden on any body I like to see Atheists say say there is no God and I am ready to prove it Dam is mine senti ments Lets make war on superstition ignorance hatred and prejudice with weapons offensive not defen sive Lets fight the fallacy of their accepted theories and antiquated dog mas Lets be up and doing ROMEWILSON- Proposition to Place the Funds in a Trust Company notice In the Blade of September 6th M Moores call for subscribers to Dog Fennel to pony up For the information and edification of those unacquainted with Xcnoplionp Idiom of speech of pony up will say that It means for those who subscribed for tile latest and best writ ten book judging from Chapter I I have not read any further Dog Fennel in the Orient to send in their subscription price viz one dollar to publisher James E Hughes LexI IIngton Kyf and Incidentally 20 in stamps to defray the ex penses of mailing through Uncle Sams postoffice This request of 20 cents In stamps has been inaugurated and initiated in Cincinnati State of Ohio and neither Mr Moore nor Mr Hughes of soil of Kentucky are responsible for request i But this Is not what want to write about I want to say something about Dr Wilsons trip to Room to repre sent American Freethought at the Liberal Congress in the Eternal City It ill becomes me the Secretary to or for the President of tho National Liberal Party to say aught In behalf of the head of that institution To most readers of the Blade am a Inttho fault Is not wholly mine Until my worthy spouse attended a wom ans convention In Lexington and then and there subscribed to tho Blue Grass Blade was a dovout Theist todayIIs more outspoken on Atheism than your humble servant But to revert to Dr Wilsons tem porary emigration to Rome Who Is there in the United States who Is his equal in Freothought pause for reply Brother Moore suggested a few weeks ago that act as auditor of this Rome Wilson fund I acknowledge the compliment and will recipro cato when Charley visits Cincinnati can buy him all the beer he wants for live cents a drink Instead of ten cents as ho paid on the Moltke As the nominated balloted for and elected auditor I have something to Bay and I back my assertion with a I fact call upon all Liberals to sub scribe for Dr Wilson book anywhere from ono to un unlimited num ber of copies at 100 a copy and I call Upon all Liberals to send In the amount of their subscription now to be deposited In the Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati and to draw Interest at rate of per centum per annum The money can be sent directly to the Trust Com pany Dr Wilson tho Blue Grass Blade or to me An account has al ready been opened at the said Cen tral Trust and Safe Deposit Com pany by tho undersigned depositing 500 to the credit of the RomeWil son fund I want the friends of Dr Wilson to act on my suggestion You can subscribe now and pay now If you feel inclined and I hope you feel so inclined The money is safeas safe as United States bondsTho Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company will have to pay Hughes for this ad and will draw interest Every sub scription willbe acknowledged through tho columns of tho Blade and the amount In hank will be stated In each Issue of tho paper Whatever tho postage on the book will bo will be announced later meanwhile we want we In this means as have not solicited the advice or ap proval of anyone all those Intending to subscribe to Dr Wilsons book to say so and those that are able to send in their money at same time 100 per book Those Intending making donations are requested to send in their proposed donations as soon as possible to be placed to the credit of the RomeWilson fund In the Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati All remit tances can be made as suggested above Yours for H II R MORRIS SACHS Alta Bank Building Cincinnati Ohio DEAR OLD DR WETMORE Of Buffalo Y the Intimate Per sonal Friend of Ingersoll Tells What He Thinks About Dog Fennel Buffalo N Y September 4th 303 Brother Moore I have just finished reading your ed ifying amusing amazing anti not a little courageous religious pasquinade entitled Dog Fennel in the Orient Evidently it is an unbiased antlre Ilgious production Interspersed with that well kmown embossed Mooreism readily recognized If it appeared in the Truth Seeker or even in a Chris than monthly for no one but C C Moore can mingle facts and fancies truth and fiction purity and vice am blgutly and lucidity more compreheii Jalhleingersou sex pressions wlUfnever die Your admir ers will perpel Tjj it as long they will languageandDoubtless the object ot your trip to the Orient was satisfactorily accom plished and I hope and trust the sale of the book will reach at least 5000 copies instead of 500 which you at first anticipated Your ludicrous des cription of all you saw and heard of the various rell lous cults pseudodi vine and practically profane is worth more than ten times the price of tho book aldne to say nothing of the very valuable historic facts you have been able to chonlcle Your old friends welcome you back to the Dog Fennel of America yet in your absence Mr Hughes with his able corps of contributors like Dr Wilson Mrs Henry and Mrs Closz and others issued promptly and satisfactorily the always welcomed Blue- Grass Blade Mrs Wetmore joins me with her us ual courteous messages and congratu lates you on your ability to keep your equilibrium while In the society of so many beautiful ladles In tho Ient By the bye she wrote youby proxybefore you left New York in care of the Moltke Intimating that she had opals or pebbles from nearly all the sea shores and that one from the Mediterranean would bo very ac coptable to attach to her long bead chain Never having heard from you she Imagines that woman with the Spiritus Frumenti bottle was very attractive and you forgot that there were other pebbles on the bench Now please send her something If on ly a conglomerate from tho Dog Fennel district about Lexington Fraternally Yours S W WETMORE FROM LADY WHO TRAVELED Wli1 ME IN THE ORIENT Philadelphia Pa Will you please let me know If you have more copies of Dog Fennel In the Orient than wero subscribed for would like two more in that case Yours etc AUGUSTA PATTISON 3213 Columbia Avenue Comment This lady Lad previous ly paid for four copies of Dog Fennel and I remember her as being one ot the most quiet and gentle women on tho steamer but we were not very Intimate friends havo only one recollection of her She was sitting on deck In a deck chair and was pewing Intently engaged In her work Yes we have the plates for Dog Fennel and can furnish 1000000 of them i Is the number subscribers to this date for the Blade Magazine at 50 cents a year and the Magazine will be Issued as soon as the number at me top gets to be 500 No money to gottenSend In your order for Dog Fen nel now ready for delivery ShortLetters White Hall IIIAn 82yearold Mexican vet feels like Investing In Dr Wilsons Rome enterprise so put mo down for a V and call on me for tho same at any time Of cotise shall want a book MAJOR GILLER Owenton IyEnclosed find mon y order for ono Dog Fennel This Is for a frlendJ L SLOCUM Bristol VtEnclosed please find 100 for Mr Moores book Dog Fen nel In the Orient Kindly remember mo to my old friend Mooro CHAS MATHEWSON Los Angeles Calif Enclosed Is 25 cents for postage on Dog FenneiP Without Hughes there would bo no Blue Grass Blade and tho sacrifices you have made to keep tho mechanical part of the paper In motion desorvp more consideration than they receive at tho hands of Freethinkers SEVERANCE Indlanola NebFllul money order for for which send mo two copies of Dog Fennel in tho Orient was lost tho Sunday I did not get the Blade and went to the post office twice thinking it would bo there I will send for five cards as soon as can spare the money I have already got ono subscriber and think can get three more which with my own will make five Glvo us Hestons cartoons by all means Just as soon as you can used to take the Truth Seeker and I really think the cartoons did more good for the cause of Liberalism than tho very best prepare articles that wero In the paper I would take tho paper to church llceums etc and all the young folks would bo anxious to see the pictures and would study them and get ideas they had never had be fore when without tho pictures they would not have glanced at tho paper nor read a single line of it Give tho Shearers hall Columbia and If any of them or a dozen for that matter jump on you and you have not timq to answer them turn them over to Dr Wilson or Mrs Henry or Mrs Closz or any of tho Blue Grass Blade writers but dont let one get away without getting a gcod lambasting Wo have about three hundred peo ple In this village and four God lmores tho Catholic Methodist Cbngrega tionalist and Campbelllte or Christchurch and each of them la all right and all the rest wrong W B GUTH RIB Ma ys villeKitDearFletia1r M iwreirf TnTmr ca u as a ways call any mat when ho sees as do and of course claim my relation ship to C Moore editor of the Blue- Grass Blade have beer taking your paper for ono year and there has been no mistake and apreclate your kind ness for notifying me regarding my subscription but as I am going to change my location will kindly ask you to discontinue tho paper until am located again for must say like the Blade So hoping for the success of the Blade or any other paper that gives us tho truth and thanking you for past favors I remain yours very respectfully R II MOORE Matlock WashI shall renew my subscription wish Moores book and write this largely to know if it is off tie press should like to know if Dr Wilsons book is ready J S ODEGARD AnswerDog Fenne Is ready but Dr Wilsons book of poems has not been published Grand Island Neb Enclosed find for tho Blade You are fighting the greatest enemy the people have over had and you deserve support Suc cess to tho DladeJ J HERMAN Walton IndI enclose money order that squares us up to date am reading Dog Fennel In the Orient I think can sell several copies of It What will it cost me to sell again I enclose ten cents in stamps for ten copies of this weeks DladoN EN GLEn Springfield OhloI enclose money order for Blade and also for ono copy Dog Fennel The Blade preaches my religion Wishing the Blade nnd Dog Fennel success beg to remain D W falOWALTER M D Palatka Ar1cI have just finished Log Fennel In the Orient It is a hook that every one should read especially If they want their faith strengthened It Is certainly tho best of kind that have every read I would like very much to have a sovenlr of uoine kind from tho Holy Land and am sending you stamps to pay postage on one If they are not all outJ II MAGE Sweetwator TexasI want to bo ono of tho who helps to swell tho number of the Blade Magazine I would like to have a few relics of that kind left after my departure front this Insignificant planet for tho sky busters to examine and comment upon will say that cannot think of anything that could afford mo snore pleasure than to help tho cause of 1111nowno money want tho Dog Fennel too as soon ns can get sumo of tho much 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for which please senme five postal card tho extra 20 cen stls for postage for Dog Fennel you to Mrs A F Harris at Td erg She forwarded tho dollar bo fora sHe knew the cost of mailing Wo fread the Dog from cover to coy nrfcml are reading It again to see if wo cannot find sbmo where between lilies the hones of St Annas daughter 1 though I congratulate the author- idjnot find that which seek 7tlrt eu of ono of the cards I order youjwttltplase place on your subscrip Mrs Jennie Cleveland La tohwMRy Yours for truth and free- doM L HARRIS TIsa AlaMr Jamefl E e4tn maychhtecb for xh f Uo cards old IL Scott on your boo sjafl a suhscjber and John Fos l0 cents tor liostago on D-agFejI am trying all I can fo raise theVados subscription list to 10000 ThlE makes worth of postal sub scrlJ cards havo given away Shopo to send you more after a white If I can will sell some of the postal cards but rest assured I will sp Blade1utbooks I am very anxious to havo Dr Wilson go to Romo as a delegate and am one of one hundred that will sub scribe towards his expenses There ore at least ono hundred Freethinkers who will subscribe that amount and never miss It have oyed his articles i ery much and es pecially his article on tho late old Skinny XIII think I con get some of my friends to subscribe for Ms hook that ho Is going to write have enjoyed Dog Fennel over so much and It has put me In tho notion of taking tho some trip If can take It at not exceeding 400 Please ask Mr Moore to let you know Just what to write for Informa tlon concerning such a trip and you write and et me kuowN T HAR RISAnswerFor information regarding a tour to tho Orient write to Thomas Cook Son 251 Broadway New York City I think It would help you and mo asking tho Information oultlnyou the trip had been sug gested to you by rending Dog Fennel In the Orient They will tend you printed matter giving all particulars Dont be afraid of the Turks will give you n letter of Introduction to thud Sultan and tell them you road tho BIndo and you will bo all right From Dally News Now Rochello N GUESTS OF CAPT LOYD Two Eminent Physicians Visit Paine Monument CIIInndtown today visiting tho Paine Mon ument on North street with Captain Loyd Dr Footo Is tho son of tho famous old Dr Foote of New York City Dr Wilson Is the United States dole gate chosen for tho worlds congress of Freethinkers to be held next Jan nary In Italy- Milwaukoe WIs Sept 10TheJournal says The slogan for what promises to he one of tho biggest con tentions In which organized labor has been engaged ono with tho Catholic Church has peen sounded by Father Ward of Debit who declared that neither ho nor any other priest will give absolution to thoso who havo taken tho oath of tho International Typographical Union The oath of this union requires that members al legiance to his union has priority every obligation religious or joveI a thcr Schlnner administrator of diocese jusUfiodj said Father Ward was oi4i j f d ot rI = T BEATS THE BLADE OUT OF A WILLIE And Joins the Baptcst Church Converted to Religion By The Blade On September 1903 Mr Hughes sent to Mr W F Grim Krum Tonn a bill for tho Blade for 100 from August 1003 to August 1901 Grim returned tho hill without bav lug paid It and wrote In a good hand at tho bottom as follows Dear Sir You may discontinue tho paper Through Its influence have professed religion and joined the nail test sic Church Yours truly W F GRIM Comment Tho notice nt the head of title paper shows that It Is payable In advance and Grima good name for such amanmilst have boon tak ing this paper before August 1903 The law on this subject Is that a man having taken a papor Is bound to pay for tho paper If ho does not notify tho editor to discontinue it at tho expira tion of thin tlmo for which it is subscribed for Many peoplo think this la a had law and have several times so written myself but ns tho large ma jority of people take any certain paper for moro than ono year experience has shown that to discontinue papers oXlllmtlonreaders as a mass and much more In convenience to the editor than to lot the paper run on and trust the reader The United States Government rec ognizes the propriety and justice of this law and therefore makes a law requiring any postmaster to notify any paper to discontinue coming to any address at any tlmo that tho person to whom tho paper comes notifies tho postmaster that he does not want It any longer The time to which papers are paid is marked upon every label on the Blade and Grim knew this tlmo hall expired a year ago Of tho people who pay for this per there are probably half who do not pay until after the money Is due and to cut off all patrons of th paper promptly nt the time that their subscription expires would require to reset about half of our subscription list once a year and that would be a very trnlilileminin nnil pensive MI Trarucii who are friends to the Blade who advise that each name that does promptlyBut Occasionallyvesends the mony for tho paper a little while after it is duo and who seems to think It is quite a virtue In him stoptimethe 5010 who take this paper there Amongthatwho are poor anti who cannot raise the money or have failed to do so for various honest reasons Then there are probably 200 who are Christian rascals like Grim who frem the beginning Intended to swin dle us nut as we can not tell wheth er a man named Grim that lives in Texas Is an honest man or a thief we have got to take the chances on that kind of cattle Grim reminds me of a burglar that did shine business In Lexington late naIltestlime burglar went Into a house where there wero several young men He stole their money mid thHr watches and then went Into the pantry mid fixed himself n fine lunch and its it and carried oft n fine baked ham and other good things nnd lef i note saying Well boys you are dead easy That was adding Insult to injury When Grim got my dollar that was pretty bad lint to have him leave a note addressing mo as Dear Sit ind signing himself Yours truly and then telling me I had been the occarflon of his joining Baptost oiuirch makes tho only Instance of say man that ever got away with mo anti my money too so that I could not tome hack at him There no use to cuss about It That fellow has got me down and dont deny It And now what want you old hogs to do Is to help me to set up with that fellow until can get even with him Get onto him nu1 write mo about him and tell tho exact truth about him Get onto him boys nod write mo about him ALL THE WAY FRO1 AUSTRLIA Stanley Street Brisbane Australia Aug 1903 Mr Charles C Moore DEar Sir Enclosed please flndM O for 12siid three dollars subscrip tion to tho Blue Grass Made made up ns follows 100 for Mr Gnrrnrd and 200 for my own subscription nm nnxloiiK to see your account of the Holy Land so you had Netter put mo down for Dog Fennel In the Orient Also kindly send me address of Moses Hnrmnn editor of Lucifer want to solid him some money Trusting that this will find you In the best of health with many regards remain yours sincerelyB VlmN Answer Address Muses Harman editor of Lucifer Chicago Illinois U S A Dog Fonnol In tho Orient Is now be- Ing mailed to those who have paid up so send In your order at once and get ono of the first edition li W Waterloo Sept 10 Wllllera A IIvIngtathorinlaw Dr William Brandt to the door of leis house last night anti shot him to death He then rode hank homo and told his wife he had fatherHesaid ho wanted her to spend on the christening of their fourweoksold theirfourCONVENT CRUELTIES la the tltlo of a phamphlet by a for mor monk Besides the introduction pamphlet discusses How Girls Become tho Brides of Crtnst A Poop Into Convent Tho Con vent Horror Taking tho Veil etc Its tales are thrilling For a sample copy send 10 cents In silver to HENRY SULLIVAN 209 W Madison St Chicago Ills Frisco System ra WILL HAVE ON SALE AT St Louis cl Memphis CHEAP ONEWAY and ROUND- TRIP Homescekcrs Rates FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS OF EACH MONTH To ARKANSAS MISSOURI ANGetSAS OKLAHOMA TERRITORY DIAN TERRITORY and TEXAS For rates and information address- H I McGUIRE W R POWE Tr Pass Agent General Agent CINCINNATI OHIO KOREA GINSENG NURSERY Doolin Prop SEED FOR PLANTING A SPECIALTY Office and Nursory nt ETNA Pulaski County KY LEXINGTON EASTERN RAILWAY COMPANY Time TabletNo pm nm Lv Lexington 225 745 Lv Winchester 310 825 Lv Btvillo Junction 511 102J 615I 1245 1130 No Dally No Ex Sunday Dally a in pm 105elaLvLv Wl nester 923 61 ArLakmngtoa 1020 6oc- NSSSifaad 4 make close connection r dunetlon for Cannel City No3 1 and 2 connect nt L E Junction with Chesapeake Ohio for Mt Sterling nail local points a Nos and 4 connect dally ex cept Sunday at Bcattyvlllo Junction with A Ralway for Beattyvtllo J R DARn Gen Mgr 1HS SCOTT G P ArT n MORGAN P A IClr1fJl t ITHE WELLKNOWN PHVSICIANt Cures Where Others Fail FOR PROOF READ IllS BOOK IiAUllrred ecleMentatandPhralenlllrLilitland sent to tielr for tea rnit n Iml oftliecom a JcrIPtlOnotlheDoor9 put mUll Ap IIetlonnmositlvocurethoonlyrene- dy ut the exlstencowllh of cmiAddressDIIlt P riMOVH YluelandNJs s t t nrFellowsThas many advanced and difficult cases of plicate nature which were looked upon incurable that he Is now considered far and near the most tell Mr trust specialtyBdilorlmerran Dr Fellows has for d number of years held an enviable reputation In the medical line and has made a specialty of a number of diseases thereby becoming familiar with them and enabling him to treat them suc cessfully He Is wellknown as a pro nounced advocate in all lines of free profession TIE BEST LINE r 0 rt j It c BLUE GRASS BLADE rr CATHOLIC MAN Writes to an Infidel Woman Warning Her Against Reading the Bluo Grass Blade Lima Ohio Sep Sep 10th 1903 Mr Charles C Moore Dear Sir Enclosed you will find a letter which my wife received from n fool in Texas which you can publish in the Blade If you want tothat is if you can read read it My wife in sending for Dog Fennel wrote a letter which was published In your paper and it is in answer to her letter in the Blade that ho writes He advises her to consult a priest and to keep the Blade away from her husband LiNowtoprint the letter and comment on You can do it justice I know- CHARLES EVANS The letter alluded to is Is as lows Denton Texas Sep 1903 Mrs Nellie Evans Dear Friend Some copies of the Blue Grass Blade were handed to me by some persons hero In Dcnton and seeing your name made an attempt to see If you are a real or imaginary per sonILima often know how intelligent the people are there thus was very much surprised to see that a woman in that beautiful hightoned town could be found who would patronize such a dirty low down sheet as the Blue- Grass Blade is The paper is gross indeed and will soon disappear Are you a married woman If so keep those vile papers from your husbands fingers If not you may pay dear for it Have you children if so have enough common sense and motherly feeling to burn those sheets before their eyes rest upon them else your children may curse you on the seal fold Here in Texas only ignorant peo pIe see something in the dirty paper the intelligent are disgusted wlui such stuffIpeople say there Is Suppose you have a soul and there Is an allknow in God to judge it Will you escape I would appeal to your womanly heart not to listen to such vile and Infa imous teachers as Is Mr Moore of the fBluo Grass Blade Such men are only repeating what has been better said by others for money who are now rotten and detested as Mr Moore and it his followers will one day be As I am a Catholic would advise you t6 see a Catholic priest and findt illegible for your troubled heartan nIt von will not bring my It born and raised in the holy catnoiic church into disgrace by such vile pa 4pers as the Blue Grass Blade and you bettor light I am yours RAYMOND VERNIMONT Lock Box 323 CommentI have heard of this fel low before have just received from him and sent to my office for print a letter very much of tho same tenor as this one It Is probable that there Is no such real man as that and that the name Is ferely a pseudo one and that the low Is some lecherous Catholic devil That ho is very familiar with the evident from the fact that he doubts whether Mrs Nellie Evans is a real name or only an assumed one If this fellow wanted to write to an Infidel merely why did ho skip over Dr Wilson In Ohio and pick a wo man Tao Doeto was not of the right sex for the man Vernlmont- If I were to pick out of a Catholic paper the name of some woman who wrote Mrs before her name and write her a letter asking if she was married and if she had children and giving my post office box with some hifalutin name on me and the woman proved to he a decent woman and of course she would be she would show the letter to her priests and they would all say was some old lecher ous rascal and they would be talkfng sense probably for the first tlmo in their lives since they got to ho priests The thing for you Texas Infidels to do nowall of whom he calls Ignorant Is to hunt this fellow Vernimont upor downand write to mo the act facts about him and I will print them and tho thing for Bro Evans to do Is not to go a gunning but to send for not less than 20 Blades contain ing this piece and send them mnrkoc to parties who will find out who this Texas fellow Is and will print anyj report of him that seems to be and truthful If this man wants to debate the ex istence of a God and will produce any man to debate with mo in writing or 1orally and can give any certificate of of his church everybody IIwho reads this Blade regularly prob Including the man Vernlmont knows that am continually honing for that kind of a man but you will find that no champlomof Christianity Catholic or Protestant will these days go up agin an old Infidel in a de hate Their game is to get into a con tention with some nice modest lady who cannot afford to tell what she knows about tho lechercy of priests Imincannot afford to go into a mud slinging match with somo backwoods Catholic that nobody knows anything t about but let him get himself en dorsed by any priest in Lexington as r representative of tho Catholic church and I am ready to sling mud any time he or any other Catholic that is properly endorsed wants to trylton But you will see that this fellow will find It best to keep his head shut now that he has a chance to meet an Infidel who is just honing for his scalp tr J cIIIL r dllJV Vernlmont will pleaso l1ltcrstnndI that I dont have tiny dont want any and that no respect for anybody that follows any bodyCatholics may think it Is smart go tagging around onto tho coat tails of priests and Popes and all that brand of cattle but with us Infidels it is every man for himself and the devil for us all and all of us for the devil Tho devil Is the only real gentleman In tho whole Bible That talk of Vernlmont that is tended to make us believe that he Just accidentally saw a few copies of tho Blue Grass Blade dont fool mo worth a cent Ho and whole gangs of other Catholics are regularly onto this little sheet In the hope that led by a man like Roosovojt the Catholics will some time soon get possession of devil for saying what I do If fellows like this man Vernlraont this country and make me see over could get such possession of this country as they have had of some countries they would burn Infidels at the stake just as they burned Bruno and just as Calvin burned Michael Servetus Those who havo read the Blade or read my book Behind the Bars 31498 know that I have reason love William McKinley that that catholic murdered as I would love a dear brother but r tell you this man Roosevelt is a bad and dangerous cit izen Roosevelt wrote a book only one lino of which has over attracted the attention of anybody and that was the line In which ho called Tom Paino a filthy little Atheist to catch the votes of such cattle as this man Vernlmont The common scheme of these fel lows to fool and frighten tho week minded women that they Influence wheedle their dupes out of their money for the priests Is to say Sup pose you have a soul and there is an all knowing God to judge it will you escape Tho Mohammedan works the very same rabbit foot except that he used the name Mohammed and old Dowie up at Chicago Is working exactly tho same scheme and making money out of it just as the Catholics do except that Dowle himself is IT and if Dowlo pans out to be right he will overlast ingly fry the fat out of Venimont in hell for how can ho escape We aint skeered of the allknowing God business like wo useter was That old graft still works all right among niggers and Catholics but does not give any uneasiness to anybody elseThey still got off that old gag that Infidels are such for money Ingersoll one of tho brightest Intellects that America ever produced and tho greatest orator that the world over produced died worth only 10000 while old Skinny XIII died worth 20000000 and slceered to death bfcause lie thought ho saw the devtt Just ready to roast him as soon s the breath was out of hits poor mis nrnl 1f old nimJdne shaking carcass about the religious weuaro your Nel111Evansstick to back her and Dr Wilson and a large gang of the same brand will attend to the spiritual welfare of Ohio RELIGIOUS WAR IN THE ORIENT Continued from First Page hurled in that tomb both of which are outside the walls of Jerusalem But because it was not so conven lent to exhibit those places to get money the Christians in Jerusalem excepting the Protestants an incon siderable sect there have established In the very heart of Jerusalem the place whero Jesus was tried and cru cified and burled and rose again all in a space so small that one big church con be built over it all and to go In and see fake show all the Chris tian sects of the world excepting tho Protestants get millions of dollars from those who are willing to pay for it including myself and thousands of the fako tomb of Jesus Christ in this church I saw standing a hundred Mohammedan soldiers to keep tho Christians of tho various sects from fighting over It and espec ially on Easter Sunday when tho holy fire comes down from heaven as It lId on the day of Pentecost In spite of this precaution less than ten years ago the Christians on Easter got to fighting over this fake tomb and killed over a hundred of each other tho only good thing that I ever heard of them doing there On last Easter day the Mohamme dans had 2000 picked soldiers and their officers stationed around that fake hole in the ground to keep Christians from murdering each other In their fanatical struggle to get the holy fire that comes down from heaven on that day The Mohammedans who know that this wholo business is a money get ting fraud perpetrated by Christians to get money stand there pa tiently at the expense of the Mohammedan government and not only allow their religion but protect them In it Then as thanks for all this the Christians aro continually deriding ridiculing the Mohammedans and making sport of the Mohammedan re ligion and its unreasonable stories right to the faces of the Mohammedan guides and Mohammedans are ox ectod to stand all this and not to caliate right in tim government that belongs to them and when they are being kind and generous to Chris ians Tho Mohammedans stand these in suits from Christians right in their own Mohammedan country as Chris tians would not stand for a single day from Mohammedans In this country and the Christians in that country not satisfied with common insult fin ally kill some Mohammedan and the Mohammedans kill Christians and this government and all Christian governments send their warshipsI there to support tho of L 11111 1rE Prlnco of Pence who taught that his religion should be propagated by money and by the sword and thus we have another war started by the Christian religion If the Christians do not like the religion of Uiat country their proper redress Is to keep away from there and live with tho people who bellevo in Christian religion If war comes off I want it un jlorslood that my sympathies aro all on tho side of me Mohammedans and I hope tney will clean out all tho Christians who go there to force tho Christian religion upon them Long hive Mohammed up with tho crescent anti the sta- rOEOROETOWN The Home of the Infamous Ruckcr Is Keeping Up With the Infidel Band Wagon Georgetown Kentucky tho homo of the odious fanatical Ingrate Ruckcr is doing something to redeem itcel f from the unenviable notoriety of being the homo of that man by electing to TaylorIof his leaning toward Infidelity Whltsltt the president of the flap that Theological school at Louisville was discharged because he cnteraln ed some Infidel views It made a division among the Bap tists in Kentucky Gray tho presi dent of the Baptist College at George town resigned probably because he was In sympathy with Whltaltt When they came to elect a new president there was a division on the Whltsltt matter and Taylor of Virginia who Is in sympathy with Whltnltt was elected by a vote of ten to nine and now Taylor Is hesitating as to whether he will accept the position with so small a majority In his election- It is gratifying and encouraging that In this contest the name of Ruckcr cuts no ice Even the orthodox seem to havo dropped him because they fear ho would hurt their side Dr Eaton of Louisville the editor of their bggest paper Bap3t Recorder was against Taylor The fanaticism of Rocker the Pro hibition editor anti collego professor who Joined with a drunken gang of Government officials to send foe to the penitentiary has brought forth tho good fruits of InlMelity Moral Double your zeal to smash Christianity ANEWIFREETHOUGHT BUTTfiN The above is the outline of a buj ton designed by Chas F Braun f Cincinnati Mr Braun Is a memUer of tho N L P and ono of Cine In natls most prominent and enthusljis LiberalsHe 1000 of these but tons 300 of which will be taken by the N L P = the worthsNationai Liberal Party being engraved or printed around Its border The other 700 will be printed plain as In design above These 700 he presents to the Ditto Grass Blade to be sold by Mr Hughes who will make a nice little profit on them and he needs Ill if the design proves popular and they meet with sale buttons will of the pin variety dark blue enamel with white letters and will be mall ed to you postpaid for 10 cents each The N L P will solid a button free to all new members- In my opinion this button Is not only unique but extremely mystical leading to curiosity to know Its meaning Most any one seeing it will be led to say What do you mean by TI reej times one equals three Of course It equals three what else could it equal You can reply Do you believe that three times one equals three The reply1 will Invariably be Why sure or Of course Then you can say Are you n Christian 1iIf tho am may ask Do you believe that three times one God equals one God Like a flash will dawn upon tho questioner tho foolish inconsistency of such a belief and It will prove theoopening of an argument the best which is all on your side Besides in those little figuresa 3xl3 there Is refutation most powerful dogma which ever stnpefied bromtedbasic principle of the Christian perstltion It is Fact and Lie in helpbutIts very simplicity makes It attrac tive and the more you study it andnconsider the mighty doctrine refutes and which has boon the cause of tho upheave of nations antI tho downfall of empires besides bringing ueyol1l1thoyou will come to perceive tho sharp pointed daggerlike significance of this little Inscription xl3 r Tho hutton will be one inch In dl ameter just the right size the largo white letters on the blue enamel plain to the view and so cheap that every Liberal can afford to buy one only 10 cents No Liberal should he with out one next year at St Louis JBW 1AIl J From tho Torch of Reason Dog Fennel In The Orient This means that Charles C Moore X D D editor of tlio Blue Grass Blade anti Behind Bars In Feb runny last Joined a large Cook Coin pany of 400 and over which on the steamer Moltke rondo a tour of the Orientboth sides of the Mediterran can anti returned by the 15th of last April to write the story of It In book In hand which Is has 340 pages 12 chapters no contents or Index of medium but fair print anti 100 and Is published by James E Hughes Lexington Ky to whom send for it This Is one of the most delightful nail Informing travel books we have ever read Next to going through those wondrous countries books of uls kind give best satisfaction to bo got out of them It takes a very peculiar man to make a book of this worth The true traveler Is like born not made and when born the chances are that like the poet he will run up against some education that will neutralize and spoil him Moore hail naturally the realizing eye the sympathetic humor and veracity of an Infidelnot having religion enough left to lie for and so like D M Bennett anti M Twain he hind a rare outfit for travel We hardly ex pected to read this book through when wo began Itbut did not foci like ing much else until was finished and now with the help of a lot of photos and maps we like to look it through again as though strange and varying countries and peoples In which civil ized humanity was born anti grew up until It emigrated or passed north ward and then occanward to the Ited State This book goes among out pet trav cis and when we get tired or lazy or disgusted and want some other world than this through Ifs humorous and loving eyes we sllall see again yio Alhambra and Algiers Naples and Athens Jerusalem anti Cairo Pompeii and Rome antI then be better pleased with New York and Kansas City If you aro not perfectly happylet us tty It occasionally For thus trying the light of thin past will inform and soothe our present as we help both to build the most wondrous future Rome Congress Fund IL C King Carlisle Ky hook Chas T Braun Cincinnati 10 hooks A M Krone Cincinnati 0 10 hooks J II Fraser Cincinnati book C C Moore Lexington Ky 5 books M Wamsley Cincinnati 10 books B Gray Ashland Ky 2 books Capt Carr AshlandICy 2 hooks 5 books S II Tarn San Flan Js books R L Church Essex Mich 1 book J B H Cincinnati O 10 hooka Louis Roser Maysvllle Ky books Maj Glller White Hall Ill6 books Dr W P Murray Cincinnati books Aaron Koch E Sandy Pa books J Hilllard Leesburg O books Kate Unthauk Lawrence Ksl book Chas Macheo Horton KSG books It C Miller Xenla 01 book NoteI prefer that subscriptions bo received for the proposed book at at tho price of one dollar and postage and no other condilons prevail If I go will have to have interpreters In several languages and also sten ographers antI therefore I can form no idea of what my exact expenses will bo while there It will be object to have as many books as pos sible scattered among Liberals therefore I prefer orders for books rather than for donations However thos who are able ana heel like donating to the book not to metIt will be cheerfully so recordedIWhile It will bo a great pleasure trip to me and will be right In my element still this is not tho object regard that congress as being the greatest event of modern history It means more to humanity than thoI coming and going of Popes and Kings more than the rise and fall of nnI tions or changing the maps of tillC pires It will bo an epoch in tho triumph of humanity over sUlerI otltlon tho victory of Philosophy over Bigotry the blossoming into CullI lower of seeds of Liberty sownI by the millions who dared with theirc lives to nurture Its growth When that congress meets could every voice cry out that was forever stilled in torture chambers and In dungeon solitude the very walls of Rome would tremble with their tri umphant shriek This will be their daytIme day of those who suffered immortal anguish as well as tho day we triumphantly call our own This congress will bo tho victory f martyred millions It will dignify Liberalism all over the world It will c glorious history for our cause I feel that everything relating t should bo preserved and feel that this reflects own sentiments If donate my time and expenses of family while awayI feel that I will e doing my full part More than his I cannot afford If there are enough books subscribed for from which the profits at 100 and post ago will meet expected expenses SIow Sickness of myself or family might prevent my going arid it would I THAT BUTTON Its Impossible for us to indicate with our linotype the designs on that Infidel button because machine has no character to represent timeb FesIgnBlgns Three times one equals three a That Is the Infidel doctrine of Trinity as opposed to the Christian doctrine of Trinity which sayspThree times one equal one showing that tho multiplication tablePthe most absolutely accurate llNU III rp t +++z 44 +H + z + Io+ z+z+ + io 7 MY PRICES j+ or COMPARISONi = iaIn 12 3 or 4 Ounce SUvorinoScrow Cases Prepaid D 1 0 samett Deuber W Co 21 Jls same 17 jlo + Elgin Verltas 23 Jls 29 same or No 149 150 f tJlsWaltham Vanguard 23 Jls 29 same Jls 25 Crescent jIelf tThe above guaranteed to pass Way Inspectors ltham P S Bartlett or Elgin Wheeler 17 Jls nickel Justed same gilt same Hampden nickel Waltham or Hampden nickel 15 Jls 7 Elgin or Waltham 7 jls noncatchable hairspring 5 Hampden 7 jls gilt I Standard or Ccntury leiIThe above In goldfilled screw cases guaranteed twenty 350 or In hunting 550 more In 25year screw cases 6 or casesI artistic handchased or en nice goldfilled hunting + case years 15 jls Dcuber Grand 17 Jls adjusted 1750 John Hancock 21 Jls extra fine 2850 lesst designs hand + chased no diework engraving and accompanied by mfrs and my guarantee pay freight and watches kept In order one year If well used I Send for prices of ladles 16 size solid gold silver and other watches not listed above Diamonds Opals Sliver Plated and Optl cal goods Music Boxes Jewelry Chains Clocks Freethought and other badges Ingersoll Spoons and my tract Theism In the Cru clble fr- eeOTTO WETTSTEIN ii La Grange Ill i1+ 2+ ++ I + + +++ z + ++ H++++ + ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD SPECIAL LOW RATES VIAi LOUISVILLE TO i ffif 14 to 18J9 1JACKSON Tl7Leturn Proportionate Rates ITroin Oiix 7i t THROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEP ERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA j lTWICE WEEK REDUCED ONEWAY AND HOME SEEKERS EX CURSION RATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND 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 Agent Louisville Kentucky the world agrees with Infidelity and opposes Christianity The button Is of blue enamel and tho letters and mathematical signs on It aro In white tho button being just a little smaller than a quarter- It Is very substantially made and they cost you cents each They are no trouble to put on think moral and educational effect of wearing them Is good They are modest and unobtrusive and aro calculated to Induce persons to ask questions about Infidelity anti therefore afford opportunity to Instruct Christians When wo go to the next Infidel congress at St Louis we will certainly want them and It Is no trou de to wear them all time SOoTo CHICAGO Return800 MONON 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 ac count of Chicago Centennial Septem her 2Cth to October 1st leave Louisville Via Monon Route from Ion Station lOUt and Broadway at 730 a m antI 820 p m comprising tho highest grade of modern equipment In coaches dining cars parlor cars anti Pullman Drawingroom Sleepers Full Information promptly furnish ed by addressing E H BACON P A Monon Route Louisville Ky 3X13Amout a Button That Mr Chas F Braun of Cincinnati Has Gotten up For an Infi del Badge Cincinnati Ohio Aug 23 1903 Blue Grass nIal1- bGent1emenmsteaa of sending you another five dollars as I promised in letter ot Aug 2nd send you euttons 3x13wlmiclt cost me or this amount please give mo credit sooth mo 25 Blades every week until tho money Is used up If you sell these buttons for ten ents aplcco you will make a nlco rofit Dr Wilson took 300 buttons ith 3x13 and National Liberal arty on them while I took plalu x13 LSaa4 HOUSTON TK snd return BEUMONT alcfJtIe COLONIST WEST Trains The N L P will give each new ilmember one of buttons gratis Your friend CIIAS F BRAUN Comment Bro Braun has gotten up a cabalistic button for Infidels up on which are the figures antI signs 3xl3 and upon some of these there Is In addition the words National Liberal Party You will notice that Dulse sent to tho Blado have only the 1 f sign Sxl3 fi1 This Is of course a ihrust at thorChristian doctrlno of tho Trinity r which says three times one God Is one God whllo according to the Infi del multiplication table which Is the samo one in uso in the arithmetics three times one are three whether i the multiplication be of eggs apples or Gods I think tho idea Is terse and ingen ious and ono that will probably elicit enquiry as to its meaning and give tho wearer an opportunity for expla nation which is tho raison detre el Wo do not care to make any profit on these and will south one to anyiperson sending tho Blado five cents In coin or postage THE CHRIST STORY Talent Ore Aug 27 303 Charles C Moore My Dear Sir inclosed find 16 cents for postage on Dog Fennel which I havo Just received and am reading every minute of my leisure time Am going to try to get us a club for tho Blade Most fraternally W J DEAN CommentBro Dean has presented to the Blade a large number of copies of his booklet Christ Story which wo havo for salo at ten cents each it is a good little hook It is in a condensed form the argument against tho Christian religion that was first made in second century by Col sits in lila Logos Alclhcs and then mado by Paine in his Age of Reason firstIwhole edition of my book has ITho exhausted and I will only print when there seems to be suf ficient demand to justify It Bro Deans book Is splendid to be tf carried around In the as a t1l f n