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Digital page images are linked to the text file. t irr y 11JIIIICl A T aosei i d 03 i 7 28 1 BLUE GRASS r BLADE Vl DY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OP GOOD MORALSPUBLISHEDLtVOL WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCES r XII NO 33 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY OCTOBER 11 E M 303 1100 A VEA pt TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue Jar ono year 5100 l In clubs of five or moro 60 cents reach a year lTermsIOO per year In advanc- foreign subscription SlCO Five copies one year 260 Make all Money Orders Drafts ax Express Orders payable to the KyVWhen you change your address a nvise this office giving your old as IiWeU as tile new address When you send your subscription nay 4 whether you are a newer old sub iJCrlber KTho address slip on the paper will show of and serve aq a r lceIIftasMtChaage ii er blo tathe publisher for th o Jjfcelved11up to date and ordered disco n plmieoV Office of publications 161 East Thuistreet near Walnut Entered at tho Post Omen at Leila ton Ky as Second Class Mall j Matter SSAddress all commanicatlons to S JLUE GRASS BLADE P BO vV 393 Lexington Kentucky 610S 307 t THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED j iriALCOHOL f to a certa degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who W drink It V believe from the time It Issues from the tolled and poisonous won k of the distillery until It empties in dishonorIV 7 do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid crime All you have to do Is to think of t deathsof the suicides of the insa- I ity of the poverty of the ignorance of the distress of the little children tug gang at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking fort bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who ha jstruggled with Imaginary serpen produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and ofI scaffolds upon either bank do Anot wonder that every thoughtful m Is prejudiced against the damned st called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL BseparateIn no sense whatsoever Is this ernment founded upon the Christl religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfleld COLLEGE ofMEDICINE SURGERY Chico t Four years Graded CourstLaboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material PEEP MODERATE Septemberrr t FLORENCE DRESSIER M Q45247 Ashland Aver CkIA8Jl8U- f SWEENEY IS RESPONSIBLE For Money Paid to Taylors Soldiers After Goebel Was Declared Gov ernor Says Judge Cantrll Frankfort Ky Judge Cantrlll this CommonwenltfTJudgment for the against former State Sweeney and his bondsmen the Fi MarylanllmaIntainingtheruary In 1900 The judgment Is for sums aggregating 17000 The suit against sweeney was for the recovery of sums aggregating 28000 The proof In the case showed that of this amount about 1000 weaspaid to Adjutant General D R Her on January 1900 with which purchase supplies These warrants were Issued ueidre Goebel de clared Governor by the General Assembly and they were on vouchers proved by W S Taylor The case will be appealed to the Court of Appeals and will go from tho decision of that court to the Suo preme Court of the United States Comment This fellow Sweeny Is the skybuster who englneerl the Job of putting me In Jail In Paris hope to God they will get all of b leeTexanddSeveral months ago The Searchlight fact that Mr Charles C Moore of the Blue Grass Blade would write an account of his Eastern travel and voyages In a heel to be ltnott as Dog Fennel In theOrlentThatbook has appeared and The Search light haa been favored with a copy every line of which its editor hi read ikI la entire stranger will say M what a name for a book The Ke precinct In which Mr Moore Is known as Dog Fonnelpie hence he chose that name f his book In this casolt may nothIngIn aScheap punstering Mr Moore is so n jjFrom dXwlarltystyle that are seldom found la heel of travel There is in it no rehash guidebook Information Mr Moore nthissuch a way that the reader after fin kinInsame things The book Is neatly printed in plain type on good paper and contains 340 pages bound In cloth It was intend Stbeen found to be too cheap so send 126 for It and address all ardors to James E Hughes Lexington Ky THESE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS EhpressnFrom the Lexington Leader I ink e the following DEATH IN CHAIR The Van Wormer Terrible Pen isalts for Their CrimeExecutionI Was Without a Flaw Dannomora N Y Oct 1Cloud skies and a drizzling rain greeted t three Van Wormer brothers on the awakening on the last day they were earthu men did not sleep until nearly oclock this morning Their new clothing was ready f theerJ1towitann low the attachment of the lower elec trolls They took no breakfast in accord ance with the Catholic requirement to comp fasting to their communion which Fathers Betlanger and Ella r bonneau administered to them late rvouoWarden Deyo decided upon the or der In which they should go to tho chair as follows First Willis tho oldest and most Impressionable sec ond Frederick the youngest who ha seemed to be most hardened thlr Burton the second in point of age The execution was without a flaw The Execution Willis Van Wormer was executed on DurtCrThe crime for which they died w ill UL tho murder of their uncle Peter Hallenbeck of Greendale on ChrIst- mas eve 1901 With their cousin Harvey Bruce they drove to his home masked and knocked at the door heganfirIngto the attic under flro anti Halleneck though mortally wounded succeeded In getting a gun with which he fright cued the murderers away They were soon arrested Bruce made a sion and was sentenced to eighteen e penitentiaryThe toward Hallenbeck for having fore closed a mortgage on their stepmothers property HE BLADE NOW HAS A FULLY EQUIPPED JO PRINTING OFFICE Cjfitfully solicits a share of the c jjjIwell as In Lexington will jive Mr toHughes a trial believe he will ge up work for you postage prepaid quite as good and as cheap aa It can be done anywhere else Please give him a trial even if It J1experiencet Address Jds E Hughes P OBox 393 Lexington Ky MRS CLOSZ DEPOSES ABOUT DOG FENNEL Webster City la Sep 20 1903 fI Brother Moore have received Dog Fennel In the Orient but as yet have not had time to read it though I anticipate It with pleasure as I am already tomtits with your style The mechanical work on tho publication Is very credo Itable to Mr Hughes thingsthatfer you to the issue of the Blade of PiiI enclose clippings which show the bsrelics at time of your departure for ihe Orient was such a T liatyoutvrerililbubtlesa ottlonsc Ueanme yours sincerely HARRIET M orWedSGarfleld Boulevard Church of evnngelisdmot preacherHe17 and was known for many years as the boy preacher Mr Updike awas born In Ohio In 1850 His mother flfrj1irr evangelistic work In the country he thathepet without asking his converts to JeCampbeJlltegrandfatherStone CLERGYMAN Arrested for Deserting Wife andtJ Eloping With Another Womma glensupplying various pulpits in the city for six months was arrested today on the charge of having deserted his wit e and four children and eloped with Mrs Jennie II Clark a member of Plattsburg N Y church over which of formerly presided The couple came to Los Angeles In Whaleny s e mrSO MANY CANT REPORT THEM U Orders for Kidders Virgin Mary cents sad Freethough pins tliall such orders I cannot report alhtiiThopartments of the Cincinnati Hamilton tllocatellBuilding In Cincinnati for the past iiiWo e new Traction Building which the sec Dull of the socalled skyscrapers In Thelocationtho busiest corner of the city The irafaoganydImprovements Tho character of ll funltiire and the magnificent iron datwhat Is now and will likely be for cistI IJII 1 U1 I +++++ +++ NT Pe tjThis Column Is Dedicated ithe National Liberal Party PublicationShould ISachs Secretary Atlas Bank Building Cincinnati Ohio In n Ili I II HdrawlInge Liberal Party who have dolI bIy t extraway receipt of dues can bo NLformthatyourletter SecyiOhio nIthe transportation of two dollars fro hOndiforfeeforMr Chas Braun of Clncinatl cane SeptemberNational Liberal Party for his son Frederick Incidentally he left ten subscrIptionBraun Id very anxious that Dr Wilson represent American Freethoughl a the Rome Congress and contributes the ten dollars to help defray the Doctors expenses He does not e pect ten books or any book for t matter In case the footer a nook sold he I shall take grey in buying a few then As previously stated an account haBeen opened In The Cential Trust Deposit Company In the name of the RomeWilson Fund The willsijr1 ilaJ3u and myself The bash bas ounsignhtures on record mlghtsire to reiterate what I said before In the first piace It Is hoped the erybody able will subscribe for Dr publishs utFreeecity of Rome Oh how Rome will howl I claim without fear of succesful contradiction that there Is not a mot itable man In tho whole of America represent American Freethought at Worlds Congress than is Dr JIWilson As President of the National LIllerI al Party he more than any one else an sh Congressdenough I would move that the pay all his expenses But alas It therefore behooves us to make individual subscriptions to enable Dr Wilson to make the desIr- ed trip abroad He will havo more than orillnar expenses Addresses will be made in various languages and all these dresses will have to be translated In the vernacular before the Doctor can them q his proposed hoopa CongressThew111yalao be required and an able Interpreter All this will take a goodly sum of money not to mention the private expenses of the Doctor We therefore cell on all friends of Dr 1VIIsor and friends of the cause Freethought to subscribe for his hook to bo published as before stnt ed on his return from Rome and to be sold at one dollar a copy Of course you can subscribe for as books as desired or matte contrl to this fund The result witite the same But whatI most desire is for those who are able to send in their contrl suhscrlptlonsTrust and Safe Deposit pany of Cincinnati Those who had e subscribed can remit the of their subscriptions as well those whomay subscribe In the fu tThe amounts received will be knowledged through the Blade and total amount deposited In the Company stated from weep to week For cenvenlneco It Is advisable 0ofmake all remittances to the undersigned MORRIS SACHS Atlas Bank Building Cincinnati Ohio Circleville 0 Sep i E1Dear Brother Liberal orderror Iftmore keep a snarp lookout everything In our line mIghtcomeThere tare lots of Freethinkers 1 bi through Ohio They only want It ex resitdoestbrougbhereturn and distribute the Blue Grass bellevtheren and after a season a man could be Fretthoughtary Yours for II H t- ESTER A VAN RIPER M D Clrclovllle Ohio Dally Herald COLUMBUS PRESBYTERY BuilardCongregational PastorThe Vote Stood 27 to 1In executive session yesterday after raiseypaocondlttoNan foIs girgiTheat the time According to Presbyterian discipline reinstatement cannot take place until subject has shown proof of pent BulinrkhighestlIegreocommenllnhle Won him the magna cum laude Ho gained the favor of his teacher Leetthdwhere he conducted a Bible class At the close of the year as Mr Bullam made no effort to secure a pastorate some comment arose and proCessorsCongregationaltWhat n comedy of errors the Dullard matter would make with th IItgxBum Fool Em What assurance have catti dlThisharley Moore of the Blue Gras lade to crack Frederick ha Enlandg J e WAKEMAN THE HUMORIST Torcth ho will become famous as a humorist Ltto deprive Reed Smoot the Momma of his seat In the United States Sen ate to which he was elected by the tah legslature His explanation ng In the very outset Gentian RtgreatlIlg A jThose Liberal humorists George jfJcjorsthough tHere are some very mottle distinctions between them and him For instance they are humorists by profession while he Is one by nccl dent they write things Intended to jjthingsso In a word while they affect the art of Cervantes he plays the part of jDon Quixote Comment Tho above is the beginning of some kind of a racket in The Searchlight that Shaw and Wakeman have been filling their papers with for the last three or four years If ever did mien anything about it have forgotten now and think both of them have forgotten what they started It about and they the on jly two men that ever did care any c thing about it nay way MMormonlows name was either Reed Smoot or Root Smeed something lIke that forget the particulars but as far as can recall n Shaker ran off with some of the Mormons wives or the Mor man ran off with somo of the Shakers wives forget which but dont want to get mixed up in any such mess Reckon though if George can stand will have to MWeF end In the Orient written by C C Moore editor of the Blue Grass Blade OIngtonMr Moores experiences on a tees tariljourney with a party of Cooks tour- Ists iin Holy Laud There are 340 pages bound in cloth and tho price Is It may be ordered of tho publisher Lucifer Comment If there Is any cjiargo for all that lavish tuft space and brain labor I hope you will send your bill to the devil JThoby Mr Charles F Brauu of Cincinnati think is cute and opproprlate in sign and tasteful and substantial Its mechanical execution One will last a life time and It costs only five cents and we will pay the postage on them algahts lion of the Trinity of Infidelity as op posed to that of the Christians fY = W 1111 1t i From Tire Capital Dos Moines la ONE PUP I r IS EQUAL TO TEN PREACHERS f Declarations of Evangelist Coombes at WaterloojDeclares That More Money Is Spent Raising Dogs Than for Advancing 1Church InterestsCard Play tIng Assailed Waterloo la Sept 15Ono puptIs equal to ten preachers That is extendingIr raising anti caring for dogs Every young lady who plays proseuchre in Waterloo Is a ftIand should be raided by the pollcefthe same as places where young men play poker or other for m CfAccorillngloons and your population and tho license money you get a man weigh ing 150 pounds in Waterloo Is wortht13 cents while a hog of sllnllar17dfweight will bring These are a few of tho startling utterances made by Evangelist J V meetingsPere and his addresses which era fuah sensational null radical utter juices are forming thenics for dls cushion everywhere In his addresses the evangelist at tacks tho whist and progressive ca chro players and declared that tho thehEastern and Southern Gilles Ho said games In parlors were more than those played by boys In downtown rooms In secret rightda devout Christian cashier In a Lex Ington bhnkrv few years since having Jeume solvetisad gave In some clogs at 1500 each I would not give 1500 for Pope Plus X R0CIECONe CRESS FUND 4ChasM Krone Cincinnati 10 books H Fraser Cincinnati book C Moore Lexington Ky books Wamsley Cincinnati 10 hooks IGray Ashland Ky 2 books pt Carr Ashland Ky 2 books jSLouis Roser Maysville Ky books t 47eAaron Koch E Sandy Pa hooks Hilliard Lcesburg 05 books Kate Unthanl Lawrence Ksl book Chas Macheo Horton Ks5 books t kAW D Harp Kathleen Fla 1 Look iM Cullum Burke IlIaho2 books tC Fisher N 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questions G D Bacon D P A Cincinnati 0 will take pleasure answeringrr t t tIft Ifk pfrt d T a BLUE GRASS BLADE a ifP fl I 1I WILSO J I WRITES A SECOND LETTER FROM PHILADELPHIA Visits Independence Hall Phllosophl CscalGarret and other Places of Interest to Liberals J Thomas Pain The Master Spirit of the Revolutlon the Greatest Statesman the Most Patient Self Sacrlficing Far Seei ngho Indomitable and Intellectual Hero of inem All Philadelphia Sop 15 1903 Editor Bluo Grass Blade Through tho courtesy of Mr Elliott I was enabled to seo much In Phila phia would not otherwise seen saw many things in this town that would Interest youcar through tho famous Falrmount P or 4000 acres visited Cramps sh yard tho mint mud other public build ings hut will write only of matters of Liberal interest First wo visited Independence Hall now used solely as a memorial building filled with pictures books letters manuscript and mementoes Innumerable of the war of the Revolu tion What memories cluster around this old building whose corridors ea ho with tho voices and footsteps of the mightiest of all the mighty dead mightiest because they were first suc cessfully to establish the foundations of a government resting upon Con tutional liberty All nations have talon pride in the construction of great buildings into which the architect has built his gr heart into sculturcd stone Brea ing history poetry and power tem pies with colossal pillars and arch myrled minarets castellated turre and burnished domes With awe w 00allder and astonishment we behold mighty works of man those tribut of slaves to kings and priests It is with an entirely different feeling we look upon Independence Hall substantial and severely plain unto the plain people upon whose telligence and virtue republican stitutions must ever rest Hero Liberty was cradled nursed and developed to full and glorious manhood Hero met to grandest body men take them all round that ev assembled In all tho worllla body of menoutlawed and proscribed b who dared death for love of country i a body intellectually colossal pure unselfish symmetrical Honor and lovo to them all Cher- isheda forever be their memories though they be Infjdel Deist Unit Quaker Protestant tap rIIiIIIMiIJ relirc bt terprlso or revolution a few lJe come the master spirits and it is left to them to play tho leading parts Of these then will I write F tunately they were men of diveralfi j talents statesmen diplomats aglta tors generals and financiers all v ally essential each ones sucess de pendent upon the success of the other No one man Is entitled to a towering estimation over otters Tho army could only act as It was provided for and Washingtons success depended upon sacrifice and hunger in nearly every patriot home Uncle Samuel Wilson who provided food for the armies was a general among generals and deserving the honor given him that of remembering him as Uncle First and foremost among them all stood Thomas Paine the Author Hero of tho Revolution Paine Washington Franklin Jef ferson Glrard Morris Hancock Al Ian Henry what Inspiration in those mighty names Though I have placed Paine first in rank he should have linen named last if we should meas uro him by the public esteem and gratitude in which he is held by tl skind American people totlaySBut greatness is not to he measured by contemporary opinion Socrates was put to death by his contemporaries but he remains one of mo brightest stars in the galaxy of all tho worlds great men while the judges who condemned him to death have been burled in cen tortes of oblivion So will it be with Thomas Paine Ho lives and grows In spite of con tumely and prejudice Two hundred In thousand copies of his various produc tions have been sent to tho Occident within the last year and all over the world there is a gradual aim growing demand for ins IdeastlIs more any slice demand for the writings of Washington Franklin Jcf ferson Madison Marshall Henry or h any other Revoluionlst of that or of any statesman historian poet or In scholar since that time Military glory has always taken first rank in contemporary praise but intellectual rank becomes preeminent in tho long run Homer soars high over all the mighty warriors of whom ho sung But for this poet they would of be unknown today Not over one but over all the kings and conquerors of England soars tho mighty imagination of Shakspeare Thought Js prominent over militar achievement or official dignity It is something to be a king but every and thing to be a Goethe It Is to be a Crown Prince but evrythtn- to be a Herbert Spencer It Is some a qycrything of Who puts an eight hundred dollar binding on the works of Roosevelt or that McKinley WhO puts a three thous and dollar binding on the writings of even Louis the XII man For the reason that Thomas Paine was was the master mind of the Revolu tlon great in statecraft great in dip lomacy great in the art of war great in finance great in courage great In common sense and supremely great you in humanltarlanlsm he was greatest of nil and will forever outlive them all Washington and every other patriot 1S 1 h- L d r lJiir fought for Individual liberty for sop aratlon for private possession foi selfgovernment Paine more fill seeing and wise fought not only foi these but for the same for all human Ity Theirs was a sacrifice for self his was a labor of lovo for all man kind Tho world Is my country to do good my religion His was a broad or horizon than nil More clearly ilk ho perceive the effect an establish republican power would eventual have upon all the tyrannical governments of earth Like a prophet he saw that In Isolated America Demo thrivetheefightingn ngt for tho freedom of all mankind When wrote he wrote for all mankind was he greater than all realer in statescraft and Democracy because he was greater in humanltar It must not bo forgoit than ho was an Englishman gghil against Englishmen He had not prop landedojcjn es Ieven n was a with himt was a matter of Ithnman liberty And hero too he rot than all Lafayette came too hut he came tot to fight his own people as did Paine but to fight his enemy He was n titled nobleman and camo with in army at his command came with military pomp and with a nations blessing Thornbs Paine came from the wcav ers loom from the humble and lowly came despised by his nation came unheralded and alone and at his o expense came with only a brain plan and a will to do something sth tho betterment of humanity Wherever Liberty was not the vas his home and here again did rise high over all vihconcerned themselves but little or crushtaThos Paine was the only one who theesshores and herein too was he greater than all PhiladelphiaIre a le1nfranklin By the force of his own Intellect he made himself known Richard Henry Lee proclaimed him eyeseand ner politics better th ansalutmost of the others His advice w sought He soon became a counsellor in nearly every proceeding Whenever he saw the American heart fall and courage droop tw then he rushed In to supplant th WashingtonsIJ i ould have tho effect 01 an them bahlcfintp the ranks He took u his gun and ngled with them as private But his power lay in his wise peralto the bricks In a wall It had the ItelTect of keeping Washingtons Intact by reviving courage and awa ening tho spirit of Liberty Verily verily It was mightier than the word for often use sword failed bt that pen never failed That pen be came a clarion It carried than rifled cannon It not only broug the settler Into the ranks but shook tho Brutish nation with its merciless ury and the cry of Independence grew louder sod stronger until awakened all the sleeping world This was only a part of the labors of Thomas Paine I do not underes timate the mighty achievements o Washington the rousing eloquence oCI Patrick Henry tho financial patriot ism of Stephen Girard the diplomacy of Franklin or the heroism nisi states manship of the many great men wh engaged In that struggle which trio mens souls Thanks gratitude honor and love to all lint since no official honor of an has loon given Thomas Palue this government has thus exhl b its ingratitude withholding Its ecognition from him from whoso brain tho very basic principles of thet government were coined then me and every patriot Imbued with the spirit of freedom falrnoss and justice raise his voice In protest until Thom as Paine shall take his rightful place In the temple of American tame It will come In Ime not only from with the nation but from without More than any living or lend American the writings of Thomas Paine ate being read In foreign lands Tho time will come when ho will be the oracle o common people In England am dwelling at length on Thomas Paine believing that my readers wilt o interested In knowing to what ex tort ho has been honored right here Philadelphia where ho lived In a garret and tramped the pavements hungry and seedy while he though and ponderd and sacrificed for Amer rtin freedom I find his name no where not a statue street building or institution any kind beating his name Lafayette Franklin Washington Jefferson Madison Henry Hancock and other of their contemporaries have had counties clues streets allyover tho paintings of them are to bo seen as evxerywhere But who ever heard of of logpublic statue of Thomas Out of the immense correspondence Paine I found but one letter of Palnes In Independence Hall and of a personal nature and of no of political consequence There is not copies of the Crisis and Com Sense the reason being as I told that they have none of the original copies and only original matter is admitted sold to the lady In charge I should think you would have those if had nothing else Perhaps you toIreplied that any original cop T4 l ios of Palnes letters or writings arc now very hard to obtain for when on appears at suction the prices run so I am glad to hear said I that ho is high they cannot afford to buy them still in high demand and appreciated privately oven if tho prejudiced pub lie do spurn him But this was not 30 fifty and a hundred years ago when all this collection was lei its brought together It they had want Paine mementoes they could have got ten plenty of them But utter all what do all these letters and old swords anti spoons and pistols and pen knives and inkstands and num erous otter brlcabac of forgotten old colonials amount to compared to the Immortal thought of Paine which St today is rippling round tho world Is only tho principle of tho thing for I am toting notes here and I will 50 to my room and write a whole ago of a newspaper about Thom Paine which will go to every Stain the Union and to foreign shores othtngo others throughout the years and It i far greater victory to live thus ofho memory of men than In a pub of old relics sePaines Portrait There Js ono oil painting of Pal n Independence Hall a very fine copy of nn original painting belonging to Mr J B Elliot and which original sot him three hundred dollars This tainting was finally admitted to the Hall after an Immense amount of vrangllng for several years It was In this Hall that Paine m member of the Pennsylvania HoUse f Representatives where he labored is Clerk of the Assembly and where advistche ed itad walked up and down in desperate bought as to how ho might best be Ieiblo to help the cause of freedom they haggled for years about put Ing his picture in that Hall Rut finally through tho persistent lemands of Mr Elliot and other ulbcrals It was accepted and fell into ood hands those of Mr Charles S Keyser a prominent attorney of Phil idclphla and who was custodian of tho Hall nt that time Through Mr Elliot I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Keyser at his office an intellect sal gentleman and a good Liberal Mr Keyser had arranged the hun groupingtintad historical place In the Revolution The Signers of the Declaration were ill put in a room to themselves the 3enerals of the army grouped togeth er Penn and tho Indian Chiefs with 0dthem ho treated to themselves etc of which was admirably good taste islnd the correct thing In tho main hall In one of the most conspicuous places ho group thin portrait of Paine with those of HenryitDlclwijsonIttjio swayed tho thoughts of the poo hnhrim Since Mr Keyeera 1mslOdlan the wholes T ibeen changed and Abukt corridor among the lesK saw protralts of fh utmain hall of whom Ih tead or even heard Wheth fir o errtbut I suspect it and Mr hint it was Intentionlil1 tPaines Bust A bronze bust Pat stin s 1200 was presented tot pond once Hall Association sg ycar s fago but was refused ad n o n tbo grounds that was f n size The donors prctnstet arts thrt prejudice was being ctse as the bust was not col bu asizdwhether it was colossal t tho donors winning out y excuse was trumped up thi bus was larger than ono of V naton which life size stands ii hall and it would not be good no the polite thing for tho hca Patti to be bigger than the heat Nash ngton might hurt George 1ngs And upon this silly excua 3 Una t was rejected It is now in ethic o of a lady physician in Fl elpbin and it will again be prose whey more favorable clrctimstano resent tnemsclves The Signers Gallo This Is the old AssembJ m which PaIne was employed clerk the most important office i e t devoted this entire room j q3ht to portraits of the signers cover r the walls Most of the ta nr well executed and alniostj tin in size noted that to the signers there was a portr f Dish op White the rector of famous Christ Church I called attend ant and asked him BIshop tdes portrait was hung mg the signers as as I undcrstood t room was set apart for their g only He was the Chaplain id th manBut he was not a sign saId I Well but he was tho plaIn said the man and ho loo ho would eat me up told hi t they ought to include the petit of the army surgeon commissar d cook the relief of suffering laylng hunger went farther to bring g Indcnpcndencethan pra and ho me a look that wou reezo a thermometer and walls away Bishop Whites picture been- lrementsneaked in there since the in Mr Keyser I observed wherever I t teat yet whenever there is any chan tb work the portrait of a parson In ji proml nent place it Is done whet lie was noted or conspicuous for not the object being of cou ccHpelate Christianity with tli fate in of ln the and rlormatlon overn wont The fcts are that greatest the trouble the fighters had art ne were with the clergynot all on em but f Kr the great majority siding with En land praying for the King acting ai spies and helped tho enemy in some way or other When not in active opposition to the Colonists they remained either neutral or indifferent and this was tile nt tltudo of this same Bishop White who was praying for mo King while tho Colonists were struggling for erty and whose traitorous face shuck right In among the signers of tho Declaration It was this same Bishop White who on the Sunday foi lowing the public reading of Stephen GIrards will preached a sermon de nounclng Olrard personally and his infamous Infidel contribution to phan boys and called upon the author Itles to oppose the will Independence Hall Is full of historical Interest but can only dwell upon these few straj Items The Philosophical Society IndependnnLC ce lures of Its many famous members letters and relics of many hind JettoyIsilea It Is rather low in scat tall wh1iCside Upon this arm he wrote the Declaration Jefferson must have been rather narrow through the gunk for It was a very lose squeeze f me to get Into the seat and am mt size 10 This is a famous society and most of the great men of the world past or present for the last Hundred years have been enrolled its membership Benjamin Franklt- e was Its first President asked the lady clerk to allow me to see its cat ogue as I wanted to know tube Thomas Paine was admitted to mem bershlp found the following Thomas Paine Author of Common- Sense admitted to membership Jan uary 22 1875 I noted a red line drawn through the words Author of Common Sense llnj Oh she replied we are going t orlnt a new catalogue and I hay ibbrevlated clear through the book In order to make It less expensive It is our aim to just give the names of the members nod the dates of their idmlsslon without qualifying them hat Is telling what they were authors of or their business or occupation iou see right here on tho same page is a member of colonial times who vas a merchant You see I have Irawn n red line through merchant Well said I Ill just gaze clear through to see If you are malting any llscrlmlnatlons ami if you are treat ing all alike Why see here are sev sral Inconsequential occupations and uilhorships which you have not abbre ulster I see numbers on every page Hero is ono Rev Richard Peter Rector of Christ Church and St Pe tens Philadelphia Why havent you drawn re o through Rector of Christ chore iJel St Peters Ill turn th the Ws njid look for White Here if is mj Wl1 teFirst t f pertnsyf drawjllinevanla I see hundreds which you have Jot abbreviated men I never henrdI of while here is Paine the greatest po litical philosopher ever admitted to your society not excepting Franklin tad Jefferson neither of whom e e abbreviated and you scratch out Au that of Common Sense the greatest political book ever written in America and which did more to strengthen the Revolution than tho writings of s tbers combined It looks to mo as If theres an attempt hero to cheapen Paine Its all right to treat all alike but if this discrimination is made against Paino I am going to raise the lichens about It I am an officer In a National society whose business it is to watch such matters Tho lady seemed confused thathappened to make that abbreviation tnd begged me not to say anything about it slittnation and she would better not for the new catalogue will be looked Intot Carpenters HallIMr Elliott next conducted me to this hall famous for the meeting place of tho First Continental Congress I dont go much on heirlooms relics tombs etc us It is too much after the style of tho church preserving hair hide toe nails and old bones for the cure of constipation and tho gout That of value which men leave to posterity Is enshrlhod thought and deed not In old letters old handker llefs candle snuffers and toothpicks ThcyatpjjHlrwoJLiaaugh in a way but But do andqstatues because they are of use adorn and refine and their presence will not let us forget Independence and Carpenters Hallo are among the richest treasures ol memory It was with feelings of high pride and Impulsive patriotism I stepped Into the doorway of Carpen ters Hall nod stood right In the pas immortale In patriots had filed I tried to Imagine how they looped assembled and seated together I thought of their bates and disputations and of how old at Benjamin Franklin stood at that door at and persuaded hotheaded who were bent on leaving to bo reasonable and calm and to go hack to their scats and not one of them got by him this especially when the debate was onus to incorporating tho name of God into the Constitution There was something remarkable that proceeding Although God was rejected from the Constitution prayers to God were permitted as This was duo probably to tho dis tal position of those who were Instrumental in keeping God out to malts ncessions to those who were bent haying God in To keep God out the Costitution was the main thing with this effected no doubt tho a intlGodltes were willing to appease feelings of the Godltes by sub cal mitting to prayer to This however was not accepted- s t L l without protest especially by Jay Now York and Rutledge of South Carolina but they and their followers were outvoted On the wall In Carpenters Hall nn immense steel engraving of Rev Douche praying in tho midst of the First Continental Congress I saw IndepeniIenccHnllAs have before mentioned whenever mere Is a chance at all to work a par son Into tho proceedings or glue him onto the slate they do It They could parsonIt who main the prayer in Carpenters Hall who three months later In 1777 wroto a letter to Washington then at Valley Forge his soldiers freezing urginghimwould be honored and emulated In his tory Washington of course spurned the advise and tho war finally ending in favor of the Colonists Douche fie to England and there this holy man ragsr dogs picture kneeling In prayer before th Continental Congress Is hung on walls petor No doubt Franklin Jefferson ams anti those of their way of think log realized that the religious cIt willingllyg prayer In order to keep down conten ilea and thus prevent n possible ills ruptlon of the whole congress And gonand that they ought to be satisfied gonto v pray to a God It not only wouldnt in o partnership with but would not have hanging around This chaplain prays to this God to help tho nation which neither asks His help nor gives him social recog nltlon It is the same as asking a man to guard and protect your house after you have kicked him out of It A man never so much makes chapeprays to a God whom the government has kicked out Its back door asking nils God to protect and to bless the wearer of the big coarse boots The Betsy Ross House I visited this famous and quaint old house familiar by picture to all of you and sat right on the spot where Betsy exhibited the gag to Washington Robert Morris and her husband John Ross and felt with Plato There can be no affinity nearer than our country The cir cumstances which make this room a historical spot filled me with an ardor and inspiration I cant describe thought of those grand men but thought most of Betsy Ross I had been going over the scenes made fa moue by men I had come at last to one made famous by woman a patriothnone equal to it In all that bloodrIitrilggle for freedom In war Ioearlo It all that has bc n said by era and poets since the creation of the world in praise of woman was applied- to the women of America it would not do them justice for their conduct In this war referringtlate civil strife and I will add that this well applies to both sides alike and it 1oven better applies to the women of the Revolutionary war Why are there not monuments to Betsy Ross and to Millie Pitcher Or why is there not one great white marble shaft in Washington In memory of the patriotism sac rifices and sufferings of all the Revolutionary mothers I do not like this onesided business There Is too much especiallythonors Robert Morris I now come to a sad chapter In the history of Revolution tho story of Robert Morris known as thin finan Icier of the Revolution who died May 8th aged 75 years Morris one of signers tho Declara and had been a member of Con and was a wealthy merchant and basher He was generous nod gave largely during the struggle and with Independence acquired he found himself a bankrupt Age had crept on and ho was never able to recover his financial standing crippled by the sacrifices he mauo In support of the war In 1800 he was thrown intosprison for debt and kept there of four years dying two years Inter in utmost poverty not even leaving enough to bury him Four years in prison for debt the old whitehaired flnancjf of thin Rovo lution Imprisoned lour years for debt What a difference then from now when deadbeats to whom thieves and burglars are an honor can go Into bankruptcy and thus rob their closest friend See him behind thin prison bars and look at the cold stone floor and his hard bed See him sat the dry cold crust Oh America Youi yourself were debt to him more than you could repay with money Shame upon your heartless Ingratitude Tho Goddess surmounting the dome of tho capital Washington should hang her head every mention ot the names of Thomas Paine and Robert Morris Chlrst Church Elliot next took me to churchjust what I expected of him as ho has rather a sanctified cast of countenance and Is reverential in manners Elliot isnt tat enough to pass for a priest but would grace a Calvanlstlc pulpit to perfection We went to Christ church famous being the church w iero the Immor George worshipped God when he wasnt cussln like blue blazes and taking His namo In vain If there was one talng George outclassed his neigh bors in more than another it was Bussin enacts in the good old Vlrginr style cant imagine anything more coral than to have seen Washington try LIt church then as now and also to please their whes n bit and because a lot of people expect it of a publicI t character so George stopped his cuss in long enough to go now and then to this Godhouse presided over by b old Tory Bishop White who continued to pray for the King as long as a Britisher was in the gold Georges h pew was a double ono Nos and 58 and right smack under Whites pulpit c which is a little martin box about ten feet high Did you know that these pulpits are erected high over the heads of tho people not alone for tho purpose of the preacher or priest being seen butI 7 for the significance that the t must loop up to the clergy who rules 9 over them from on high AuthorltyCmust he handed down to them From where the head of the government o sat he would have to throw his head PWhitecated right where he had to bend his a tlneck to authority n A brass tablet tacked to the seat records this facto WashingtonArmy and First President of the S and Martha Washington from 1790 to bthe11Uservice by Lafayette Freethinker atIIhis second visit to America In 1824 a rrmaimeven Infidels Lafayette was a crony nIPainefor church of England worship as n cidAdams went to church now and thenwbecause It was looked upon as proper thing and the church ruled sop tfThetwouldnIfore ho would grovel Intellectually flEngravedpew No 70 is the followingat tIIInelDeclarationtltreatyrecognized the independence of Amer sca member of the convention which V GO NOWlr aTEXASINDIAN TERRITORYfsb bIw el DomH F 435 Walnut St Clncln SPECIAL LOW RATfSj 1 f for th- eROUND in TRIPaiwith stop over privilegesDat viadlQUEEN AND CRESENT sc ROUTE N vISEPTFROM CINCINNATI to to sr thDlrmingham tli1lobII11SavannahJackson Miss 7 14 00 New Orleans La 400 as fljShreveJortHouston Tex 18 00 Beaumont Texas 18 00 dr Tickets good 21 days from date of or ale with privilege of stopover south or Somerset Ky Through Pullman to service to Chattanooga Jacksonville sh Shreveport Now Orleans and Savan eq rah For information apply to w RINEARSON P AIfQ Route Clnolnatl Ohio Lis he trlDOLLARS FROM lOUISVlllEmlTO pa TEXAScmi salARKANSASINDIAN TERRITORY POINTSmtAND RETURN n VIA THE POPULARth4grc Henderson Route tat ImeDates of Sale SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 20 the 1003I mf Return Limit 21 sty ASK US FOR E Womack C L Garrett City Passr Agt Trav Passr Agt 1wIJ IRWIN 1Oenerai Passenger Ky Agent r t y 111ft Li 4t 7 BLUE aRASSJUU1thrltawr franYedthe Constitution of the 8 OJ3ei Wn3 a devout worshipper howIthe tablets dont state JbutJjftnough they lay claim to this tablet falls to record as In bpaso of Washington also that fho Aras a devout Christiandont even roe Lion their Christianity I go bchuteh myself sometimes f The Church Yard liout fifty feot wide extending full ono side of tho church being on the street T ntalong full of shrubbery andi a Back of the is a court paved with e mon and walled and roofed king an L to the church This i5wrt Is about fifty feet square and Ii heath It Is a great many waliedup farjck vaults or graves Some single aid some big enough for a family Hnong them the grave or vault of Bishop White have already mentioned that Rob art Morris died penniless and as there i was not enough gratitude and patriot m In Philadelphia to bury him de ntly In a grave by himself he was ijiovod Into the vault of Bishop White then deceased who was Morris bToUurlnlaw A stone slab six by four feot lying flat ens level with the brick pavement bears the follpwlng record The family vault of William White art Robert Morris the latter who was diedilllght hack of this grave and within six or seven feet of the head of Robert Morris Is a door leading Into a dirty old closet In general useby tho church worshippers and attendants and In going to and coming from which they tramp right over the bones of tho old patriot Nlco burial place for the Flnancer of the Revolu tion The city of Philadelphia has lately purchased a building In the rear of this church and torn It down In order to make the church In which Wash ington worshipped more secure from fire Wouldnt the city of Phil adelphia have better invested that big sum of money if they had taken up the body of Robert Morris out from under that gloomy old shed and plant ed It where the sunshine of heaven would look down upon It by day and the stars of freedom by night stars like unto those which Betsy Ross sewed into tho flag and which he with j Washington approved and near It erect a noble statue In honor of his memory out of very humility for Its Ingratitude and indifference The neglect shown to the memory of Thomas Paine and Robert Morris Is r a burning shame to the city of Phlla delphla Franklins Grave The picture of Franklins grave Is familiar to nearly every one He is burled right where he himself direct I ed he should be burled and covered by a slab of the size desired by him I and consequently there la no ground of complaint here In fact Franklin shoved thathiEr was wise in lhlsas on andGreat obelisk zluauleuma are nvarlably out proportion to uny mans actual Intel cr lectual merits over other men Franklins memory as before stated has been well honored cities noun ties banks colleges and Innumerable institutions given his name besides statues erected to him everywhere and ho merits them all He was the shrewedest sleekest diplomat of the Revolution While Washington handled armies Franklin handled govern ments He was laughed at when he first appeared In his Quaker garb and woolen hose at the French court but soon he commanded Its respect and all sought the acquaintance of the wonderful American The part he played cannot be exaggerated or over estimated He was not only a glory to America but a lasting and living splendor to the whole world Philadelphia honors Franklin al though he was as DeIstical as Paine the difference being that Paine in times of peace was less diplomatic less truckling to public opinion more fearless and more disposed to let his i light shine Had Franklin written sjych a book as The Age of Reason which re flected hiS own religious views would Philadelphia honor him as she does The ignorant superstitious public driven by a bulldozing clergy will tol crate an Infidel and even do him hon or If ho will only bushel his opin ions The crime Is In letting his light shine Franklin would hive been equally Ignored with Paine If he had been equally boll In speaking his belief and in publishing It to the world Right In front of the Post Office building and on the very spot where he Is said to have discovered electricity by flying the kite Is a magnl cent bronze statue of Franklinthe finest piece of sculpture In metal I ever saw Tho Inscription on tho base read Benjamin Franklin Venerated for his benevolence ad mired for his talents esteemed for his patriotism and beloved for his phllan thropy Nothing Is said of his devotion to Christianity of which so many preach ers proclaim today There is one con solatlon in witnessing the neglect and Ingratitude shown to Paine and that is that the statues to public men most in evidence in Philadelphia are those of GIrard and Franklin two old Infidels and they cant get away from them They and their Infidelity are ground right into Philadelphia his tory as limo is Incorporated into mortar GarretIdescribe all the places to which Elliot directed me We went to Glrards old business stand counting room and residence down on Water street to the bank which he founded to tho site of Wash ingtons presidential mansion to the site on which stood the famous old Coffee House and to tho ilLondon In toe garret of which Paine This is still standing on See J ond street opposite to where the old Quaker meeting house was located It Is an old dilapidated three and a half story building the half story front room at the top being that In which Paine existed not lived As we stood looking at it from the opposite side of tho street I said El Hot have you ever been up there He replied that he had not Como on said and wo crossed tho street and entered into a cheap restaurant the proprietor being a foreigner who could speak but little English lIe called his wife and made them un derstand that a great man had lived up there a hundred years ago and we just wanted to see the room where he lived and stand in It a little bit The house was evidently Ono of those cheap ten cent lodging places and wretched In Its furnishings The stairs ran in every direction and trem bled under our weight The flight leading to the garret was so steep and very narrow that I could hardly as cend It But at last we stood In tho little room In which Thomas Paine the author hero of the Revolution still were the same old planks in the floor over which ho had walked to and fro many nnd many a time thinking great thoughts and planning financial help for the Revo lution I could touch tho ceiling with my hand In the highest place The room sloped toward the front leaving space for a window which Is only two by three feet In size Tho plaster had been whitewashed many and many a time and Is crumbling in places There was absolutely no furnishing whatever In the room except an old cot covered with dirty gray blankets the sleeping place of some poor lodg er not half so poor as was Thomas Paine As I looked around and out of the little window and walked across the floor I felt like crying I thought of the struggling patriots freezing starving dying I thought of the woo of the women and their fears of the wild savage thought of this strang er In a strange land far far Into the night thinking planning and writing In this miserable hovel for liberty and for human freedom in every land It was here that Paine and Robert Morris over bread and cheese dis cussed means ot raising money to keep up the Revolution for be It re membered that Paine was a financier and his advice sought from all lIe It was who finally went to France and procured a loan of 3000000 which sustained tho Colonists until victory was won and Philadelphia has forgot ten Here too Washington came to ad vise with Paine A treasured letter of Paine to Washington and written in this room is owned by Simon Gratz Esq of Philadelphia and March 17 1782 Second St opp uuaker Meeting House Gen George Washington Dear SIrYou will do me a great deal of pleasure If you can make It convenient to yourself to spend a part of the evening at my apartments- and eat ft few oysters or a crust of J d chooser c hientio o Mr Robert Morris whom likewise intend to ask when you name the time etc etc If the best that Paine could offer to such distinguished guests as Washing ton and Morris was a few oysters or a crust and cheese what did he live on between times In fact people often wondered how he lived at all as they seldom saw him eat Think of It you wellhoused wellfed preachers of today In full enjoyment of tho liberty which he so nobly help ed to make for you think of It when you revile the name of Thomas Paine Go stand in that miserable room and Imagine you see George Washington the General of the Revolution and Robert Morris the Financier of the Revolution counselling with the keenest statesman of the Revolution over bread and cheese upon matters upon which your liberty depends today As you behold those wretched surround ings and think of the poverty and hunger and selfdenial of the man who labored there for you you will be touched to pity and to tears if your hearts have any of the sweetness of charity the tenderness of love or the glow of patriotism- As we descended I remarked to El liott what a squeeze It must have been for big fellows like Washington and Morris to get down these stops Such was the home of Thomas PaineThe Merchants Coffee House Was the leading restaurant of those days and a meeting place of tho men most prominent In city and revolution ary affairs Here nil important incident took place in which Paine figur ed as the principal Character At that time 1780 Paine was clerk of tile Pennsylvania Assembly of which Joseph Reed was president On May 28th was penned the gloomest letter Washington ever wrote It was ad dressed to Reed president and the clerk Paine read it to the Assembly We may as well give up first as last exclaimed the member John Lacy Jr from Bucks county But Thomas Paine was not so easily discouraged At the close of the ses sion he Immediately proceeded to the Merchants Coffee House at Second and Market streets where he explaIn- ed the situation to Robert Morris and on June 7th he headed a subscription with 500 the whole of his salary as member of the Assembly and his very last cent which was the means of In ducing Morris and Blair McClenaghan to subscribe each 10000 and others less sums and with the funds thus raised Washington was enabled to keep the army together and finally lead it to victory My reader have you ever stopped to think how much of Washingtons present fame depended upon this act of Paines and also upon Palnea ob taining the French loan and upon the publication of his Crisis and mon Sense Without these could Washington have won out Without these do you suppose the capital of the country would bear his name and n marble shaft rise to tho skies la his t I4 honor Who camo and stood first at tho rescue In nearly every critical period of that desperate strife Thom as Paine And let this be often told and forever be told lest the people of this nation and of Philadelphia for getThe University of Pennsylvania- Is a magnificent institution It was this same institution which conferred upon Paine his degree of A M In 1780 It was originally religious and still has a dim Calvanlstlc stamp up on It It has a pay department of theology but somehow or other they cant Induce the students to enter It tint Is many of them and most that do drop out consequently It turns out but few Sky Rangers This is the University which sent Prof Helfring to explore the ancient city of Nippur and whose discoveries forever knocked out the Mosaic account of creation How could it be expected that a Uni versity so progressive as this could sustain a ghost and miracle department was greatly surprised at the Museum of Natural History in this University It almost comes up to the Smithsonian Institute at Wash particularsJ Elliot la a gentleman and liberal of whose acquaintance I am proud and to him am Indebted for all of my Items of historical Interest In this letter Ho went with me to every place mentioned and all had to do was to see and take notes from his conversation- Mr Elliot has long been well known topicshitIdea of making a specialty of Paine literature and history as wel as that particularlyupon the scene of Paines struggles and triumphs and I think he has done well to adopt this specialty He founded the Paine Memorial Associa lion the object of which Is to preserve literature of Paine and restore him to his rightful niche In American history I advise all to join this asso elation Mr Elliot was of great assis tance to Conway as he has the finest Paine collection in the Country- If the Liberals at large do not fully appreciate J B Elliot it is because like myself they have not had opportunity to know him personally and ob serve his work and enthusiasm He Is a grand man an honor to the cause and one of whom Liberalism may well be proud I canot forget his courtesy to me After our visit to Paines garret Mr Elliot conceived the Idea or arranging for a cracker and cheese banquet by the Philadel phia Liberals in that same old room and honored me at once with an In vitation If I cannot be there I will surely write something for the occa the home of Mr Elliot met J Hannon and Wm Bardsley the hatter a young gentleman graduate of Girard College and like Girard an Atheist He is now studying the lan guages and he Impressed me as a young man of bright mind and I pro iilipnvi that linAlllm will hear from uni In the years to conic tor as wet t wrlterhls principal fault being that ho does not let us hear enough of him His article on Stephen Uirard in the November 1897 number of the Freethought Magazine with other articles has made him well known to the Liberal world Ho has been In Europe most of the tlmo dur ing the last three years and now that ho is fixed again In Philadelphia we will expect to read some more of those vigorous Ideas which emanate from his keen comprehensive under standingI have liked to have met oth er Liberals but after seeing the city which was first In my mind my time was up and I sped to Atlantic City for a rest Here took my first dip Into the briny and liked It Here too is the place to study human nature and anatomy Here Mr Moore would be In his element He looks like old Neptune anyhow and takes to the wa timeIpear more captivating than to see old Neptune Moore floating a vivacious Venus If you want to se a lot go to Atlantic City J B W EXTRA PAPERS We have printed several hundred extra papers of this issue believing that Dr Wilsons letter Is one of toric value and that It should have wide circulation We believe that all Paine lovers will want to make use of this letter Every man and woman In the land should read what Is here written of Thomas Paine One cent each in packages of five or more SOME RANDOM REMARKS FROM THE LAND OF SUNSHINE By Walter Collins liIngs are doing in the City of Angels The Free Speech League has already got its coat off and up to its eyes in work Our City Council recently passed an ordinance forbidding all street meetings without a permit and no permit given except for religious purposes five or more persons to be considered a meeting Well that raised hell among the Socialists and Freethinkers and the above or ganization was quickly effected for tho defense of free speech In general and to contest that ordinance in par ticular Some of our brainiest men Including three Christian ministers have Identified themselves with the movement and ere this Is in type the fight will have come off and the funeral over and free speech will con tinue to flow whenever and wherever five people more or less choose to listen Our pious and petrefylng City Council may bo likened to Mrs Partington and her broom trying to MonicalDeach other Liberal associations begin their 4thjOur 1UII j 61 11 lief with places of entertainment and of this corner of the country is not confined to Liberalism and the building trades That old time friend of ungracious memory the Roman Catholic Church Is neither dead nor asleep For the two years past they have been engaged In din figuring a handsome residence district by a Joss house that cost the servant girls and other faithful fools over 100000 It had hardly been completed when their bishop an nounced that sites had been bought and paid for and work would Imme diately begin on the largest cathedral In California a magnificent bishops residence an Immense high school all to bo in the most aristo cratic and exclusive district and in other parts of the city three parish churches Tho aforesaid Improvements to cost upwards of one million dollars Well Rome howled most effectually and our Adams street plutocrats felt bitten and bitter but Immediately gave them a cash bonus of 4000 to take their damned grand cathedral somewhere else which they did and their new neighbors are now trying to raise a bonus of 8000 to get them to move on and so the game goes onall agreeing that a Catholic church no matter how grand Is a public nuisance and not to be tolerated In a respectable neighbor hood If their blackmailing scheme continues as successful as It has eady proven they will soon be abled to build two Instead of one lint let the good work go on the good people must have their corns severely trod on to wake up they were becoming so apathetic that they didnt realize that there was either a Catholic church or a Liberal club and whenever asked to join or assist the Liberal movement calmly announce that the power of t church has so waned that any movement is neither necessary or advisable That same mistaken sense of security three years ago wrested from our glorious Golden State the proud distinction of being the only State In the Union that made churches pay their taxes without fear or favor When an amendment to the State constitution to exempt church property from taxation was proposed A movement was not thought necessary twould be a good deal of trouble and expense that such obnoxious class legislation had no show whatever But the morning after election brought consternation and dismay it had passed by a ma jority big enough to stick That In Itself was bad enough but now the Assessors interpretations of the law have been so elastic that It exempts double the amount of property that was intended by the wording of the law Our tax rate In this city was In creased 16 per cent this year and the assessments about 25 per cent to make up the shortage due to the with drawal from taxation of the churches and their holdings Nothing succeeds like success and the success of this tax exemption holdup has made the church lobby so powerful and bold that there is now no hope of getting a repeal and besides it takes an arguseyed watch 1n calf deviltry tint Is constantly being If there is ever invented a prac tical patent kicking machine we in vite the owner fdbrlng It to California where twothirds of the sovereign voters of this greatState will cheerfully bend Over a barrel and like Jesus in the Garden of tlethsemane cry out Lay on Macduff In view of ftbls state of affairs that even a blind man can see Its enough to give a man religion to ask a would be FreehUriker to subscribe for a Freethought paper to have him reply I have no time to read Cant af ford It Cant read what I do take or that poor pitiful excuse that take one already but even that fel low Isnt the limit for nothwlthstand Ing there are enough and at all prices to suit any mans pocket however poor There are many Freethinkers whose Liberalism stops short of the purse and take none of our several excellent papers but depend on their friends and those same people think they are a credit to the cause by tell ing how It ought to be run and then borrowing the latest paper from some friend and staying home for a month or two till they need another paper I believe that any man can curtail his cigars beer whisky carfare shows theatre or some other of the unnecessary expenses that all of us dulge in that he can support some or af least one of the Freethought paper mid really thats what does the missionary work Many people tell us that they first started to breakaway front the church by reading an Infidel paper Speeches are good meetings are good organizations are good especially local work but to reach the masses literature only will do tho business Personaly am taking and paying tor eight Free thougnt papftrs and I exchange with other subscribers for three more I frankly confess teat I dont have time to read them all but somebody doesfor except those I want to keep start them on a circuit and they are passed im till worn out or stroyed I do that while they are fresh rcethought papers are always readable but people as a rule dont care to read a paper a year old I started this letter to deal with local affairs so Ill now get back to my textLast spring the Presbyterians held their annual convention In this city and accomplished the noblest work in all their history They rescued all the damned Infants from hell from a spans length to years of discretion and from 1903 to the enternlty thats in front of us thats a mighty big job for a small narrow gauged church Next year the Methodist convention of the whole world will meet here and not to be outdone by the Presbyterians are going to endeavor to rescue all mankind through a trial of the Higher Critics who have be come so numerous within their ranks as to be known as Tom Paine Meth odists They are to be put on trial for heresy and the outcome is looked forward to tfun a great deal of ap prehension If they are sustained eventually Christ and Him crucified will be merely an Incident and Metho f Ijf Ji dists will merge Into Unitarians If oftlaosuffer from dry rat Theres T6ts of trouble on the old mans mind From our neighboring town of Pas adena a very pious place comes an authenticated story of a remarkable paralysistim or heroine was Miss Alice Dane an exquisitely beautiful of course young prima donna Tho cure was complete and as usual was blamed on the Lord As Christian Science Is getting a little stale and unprofitable and following the course of empire westward there Is to be ah entirely new Religio Medico Creedopatlds Up stalrRDownstalrsAllAroundithehouse sect with a belief In God and the efficacy of falling down stairs Different heights of stairs are to be proscribed for diilcrent ailments If In stead of a cure a patient gets a broken arm or neck It simply shows like the case of Peter on the water mat his faith was not sufficient and Is punished In consequence a warning that they aro In great danger of the wrath to come If after successfully falling down the highest stairs they can read Science and Health with out prejudice and the Bible without spectacles they may then become candidates for tho final test of falling upstairs that only the chosen few are permitted to attain read Millenlal Dawn a full course of lessons with a trial fall on the first stairway thirty dollars ho local Dowlcltes are In a tangle with the police department The Great Physician neither set the bro ken bone or kept the father out of jail The following extract from a morning paper tens the story better than I can- Victor Emanuel Hett was construct ing a scafford In a tree A bare foot slipped and down came the scaffold The lads right arm was broken above the elbow He was taken Into the tent and his father cleared his throat for prayer The little follow moaned he tried to tell his mother that It hurt awfully Never mind my dar ling tne Lord will heal you she as sured him- Zionist Hett found a soft spot for his knees and prayed the prayer which In the revised edition of Alexander Dowles bible pertains to the setting joined gested ments In himIat the arm seemed to think It was all right and praised Dowie Yesterday morning a neighbor reported the gross cruelty to the As sociated Charities and Miss Clara C Carver hastened with Dr L Good rich of the County Hospital to the tent Hett was sitting outside when they arrived praying the prayer which ails to do with the knitting of broken Carver and the doctor found the boy sweltering in the impossible heat of the tent The files were buz zing around hIm ml the d el time between the touedlI d duties and trying to keep them away from the swollen arm That chapter of Dowles unwritten bible In which the shooing of flies Is effected by vine intervention pad evidently not been appropriated by Zionist Hett Dr Goodrlcrf arrived and proffered his services He got but one answer The Lord will heal Wont you let me put on splints pleaded the physician No Its no use The Lord has set the arm But wont you let me put on bandages to keep the bones In place Isled Dr Goodrich No when the Lord sets a bone heres no need for bandages But wont you have any physl clan asked Miss Carver torn be tween sympathy for the child and In llgnatlon for the parents Finding that they could not ingra late themselves between tho chill ind Hetts divine healing Miss Cat ver and Dr Goodrich left but tin former hastened to Major Oliver not told the story of Inhumanity toware Victor Emauel and his broken arm Hett was glorified In Ignominy He was as calm In jail as a four legged jackass at pasture The Itching to heal got so clam irous to be mollified though that lu brew up his job and spent his idle hours watching his children He Victor Emauel fall and his opportu nlty came Now Hett the Zionist Is a mar tyr In the City Jail Imagining would appear that a threecarat halo replaces his old butch hat But the boy In a small tent on Sixteenth street Just east of Centra avenue Hetts experiment at vine healing Is tossing on a bed not too soft with a limp right arm with out splints or bandages There are four more of Hetts children In the tent who have peen Impressed by their parents words and actions that a broken arm In the IIett family Is a sort of triumph They aro not sc careful not to bump against the In jured member as they might be This city has about 125 preachers of various denominations and hardly week passes without one or more b Ing caught In some rascality The la test Is Rev D Whalen who deserted a wife and four children and came here eight months ago with the twentyyearold wife of J H Clark all members of his Baptist church In Plattsburg N Y lIe had no trouble In working the religious graft and was doing very well socially and financially until his supposed wife Mrs Clark died after an Illness of twelve hours under sus picious circumstances The Reverend Is now playing checkers with his nose at the city basttle pending and Investigation of Mrs Clarks death He Is cool and collected and admits everything and seems to consider It nobodys business but his own and is totally unconcerned about his own family He doesnt seem to know It but he Is out of Gods jurisdiction now A dispatch from Chicago Septem ber 26 announces that Rev J H Boyd ot First Presbyterian church r1J b t of Kvanston nnn mIt rrf tlroly now wrinkle In induclnBrahehd lice to divine services The old old story Is getting so damned old that unlessvided to wash it down Instead of talking about the last supper ho is giving one without tickets and with out price not to a select few underwtho false pretense of feeding them the t body and blood of Jesus Christ but to the whole gang members and vis itors alike a good square meal The combined bill of fare program and fr lesson leaf for Sunday September 27 was as follows Hot Roast BeefSandtrichesa Hymn No 338 stanzas Hot Coffee Chocolate Hot Tea Brief talk by the Elder Lobster Salad Potato Salad Shrimp Salad Patriotic hymn uvbyService for the Dead Olives Pickles Radishes Young Onions Doxology Theres a layout that would coax a hungry man to believe that there is a God In Israel Rev Boyd Is pro gressive If he can keep up that sort of communion ho will soon have o bigger following now that winter la approaching than Christ did when ho advertised his famous bread and fish barbecue Sclali WALTER COLLINS Los Angeles Sept 28 Comment I dont like to laugh when am reading proof because the tears get on my bifocals and dim them so that I cant see but I had to laugh when the Service for the Dead came right after girls cooking KOREA GINSENG NURSERY Est V Doolln Prop SEED FOR PLANTING A SPECIALTY Office and Nursery at d ETNA Pulaski County KY LEXINGTON EASTERNlRAILWAY COMPANY Time Table No2 Dally No p m a m Lv Lexington 225 745 Lv Winchester 310 826 t Lv Btvllle Junction 611 1029 Ar Jackson 616 1J30 Ar Cannel City 1245- Westbound t No Dally No3 Ex Sunday Dailywta m p m rt Lv Cannel City 106 Lv Jackson 625 225vtLv Utville Junction 726 326tIv WI nester 923 5uAr l xington 1020 601 Nos and 4 make close connection at O K junction for Cannel City and points on Ohio Kentucky RstlE1 and 2 connect at L E Junction with Chesapeake Ohio for Mt Storting and local points MC9ptwith I A Raiway for Beattyvlllo R BARR Gen Mgr OHS SCOTT G P A T R MORGAN 8 P A s 2 3- j r THE WELLKNOWN PHYSICIAN Cures Where Others Fail FOR PROOF READ HIS BOOK tthatlnQ Lorao fnrlco Those hood hurlralan witha IerlrolUentlllllDd Phflrnllb fltr ritenrlvingcausesanleymptotnaetthecom f ImportantmedlcaldmsroveryanOute8 cemtAddrs attlt FRITOIIIthlalalver Fellowshuof a private nature witch were lookedsupon as Incurable hat he now considered far and near ctnthfn1U reliable and mist ids specialtyEdrlor AmrosJoureaa of JtJltl eralearnthe medical line and has made a specialty of a number of diseases tthereby becoming familiar with them ind enabling him to treat them sue essfully He Is wellknown as a pro pounced advocate In all lines of free thought and stands well In his protVision wherever he Is known TIDE BEST LINE l Oh Chia dilTiULOilleIAUwAY ONLY LINE IFAMOUS11Ei9LTjfyfkT5 F K 4= ellRraclI Vtaucaxaati utaf illr tl J c 77 it t BLUE GRASS BLADE REV SHEARER In a Perfectly Fair and Gentlemanly Style Proposes to Fleece Me and Respectfully Decline His Offer Shearer Valley Ky Sept 1903IMr C C Moore Lexington Dear Sir When I wrote my llttl piece to you I did not think of stirring up such a hornets nest ns I have Really I am a little afraid I have overdone tho thing I lid not thin of stirring you to tho bottom of your boots or tho solo of your foot At first I was a little Inclined to be steered but upon sober thought and examination and trimming ou all of tho sarcasm egotism and iron in your reply I had but very little eft nnjl very little sober thought in that You seem to be anxious for debate but really I have no desire to rip you up tho back or to jump ont you with both or even ono foot Neither do have any Inclination to sling mud at you say now you have tho burdei of proof Who has the burden of proof depends altogether on what Is affirmed or denied You say there Is no God Then you must account for all the phenomena of nature leavlni God out If you say you can do this tire burden of proof is on you Beside It would bo very foolish ii me to undertake to provo to you tha there is a God since you set asldo am ignore and refuse to accept all the testamony sic we have ever had or ever can have to establish the truth that there Is a God God for four thousand years of tin history of the world furnishes In dubitable testamony slctestnmony sir on purpose to establish tin truth of this statement and you re fuse to accept It and beside in ad ll tlon to all this testamony sic as recorded in the Bible wo have the 11a1andas Juries say and 4not sufficient to establish tho truth O there is a God Now In view of all this it would be the height of folly and presumptlor on my part when all these have failed to try to provo to you that there Is a God while you ignore and set aside all tho testamony sic and tho only kind of tel tamony sic that could at all bo brought to bear upon this matter No sir if an angel from heaven were sent on a special mission tc Lexington Ky for tho special purpose of proving that there Is a God and all the power necessary to heal miraculously all the diseases in and around Lexington and raise to life amyall tho whisky shops and dens of vice in and around the city C C thanRt before the Court of Pontius Pilate ii the city of Jerusalem in tho year of r 33 In our era when they cried out Crucify him crucify him Now dont you call this mudsling ing If you do I shall certainly bounce you It Isn fact conceded by all and I suppose not denied by you that mind plays a very important part in all tho uolngs of menclear ing up tho forest building houses and andCo4 and telephone lines laying out and building titles establishing commer clal intercourse between nations bj lines of ships to ply tho oceans for i iis purpose and last though not least the establishment of mighty navies by which the nations of the S world are enabled to maintain their rights on the high seas ff r These we say and a thousand other things that wo have before us every day shew sic beyond controversy that mind plays a very conspicuous IrJ part in everything with which man has to lo usFJl yes a s stronger evidences and multiplied thousands more of them that mind has had something to do with shaping these things as we now see them mind too of Infinitely higher order fthan Is manifested in the works of man For man with all of his mighty achievements and intollectula powers has not bee able to so change tho na iIturo of anything as to originate even species never has been able g to make a blade of grass anything f but a blade of grass nor a grain of wheat anything but a grain of wheat abloIa iedIn the ground remain in tile and send the vine up without it nor a plea to come up with the vine r instead of staying in the ground and letting the vine come up without bringing It up with It All these things arid thousands of other things prove ought to us that a mind Infinitely superior to tho mind of man has had to do with the framing of this uni verse In the Blade of August 9 E r M 303 In an article by B A Wright on Why I am an Agnostic we have the following Man stands at the head of the ani mal creation and exlblts sic his perior Intelligence through articulate sounds called language through a mechanical arrangement corresponding in power to the brain surfaco that produces mental force- I think It Is selfevident that man is governed entirely by his organiza tlon education environment and cir cumstances that no supernatural pow er or spirit ever existed and Is en tirely mythical According to the above all mental phenomenaall the workings of mind are tho result of this mechani cal arrangement by which mental force is produced Now I would like to ask a tow ques tions in order to get a little expla nation In regard to this matter After death and before decompo st sition sets up what is tho different in the mechanical arrangement ot tho dead mans brain and tho brain of the living man What is it that leaves the brain at death that renders It unablo to think reason and understand- If you say it Is life that has let the brain at death I say all right Then pleas sic tell your 15000 readers what life is and the origin of It If it is a fact and a fact it certain is that tho mechanical arrangement of the dead mans brain is as perfectas the living mans brain is it not also a fact that follows inevitably that that which leaves tho brain at death Is the very thing that enabled the Individual possessing It while Ing to think judge reason and ut on this subject which Is nt tho bottom of this whole contrc versy for if you can explain monta phenomena and leave tho God Idea out you can explain all other plu nomena also and leave that idea out pleas sic tell us how an idea which a product a child if you please of the mlmIs transmitted transferei sic or carried over from the mini to my nervous system and thus becomes effective in determining who I shall do Now I do not want to be mis understood here for I look upon tl1ls matter right here as a vital porn In this controversy Now it certainly Is a fact that there Is no mechanical arrangement back of tho brain in the human makeup But the mind IsEditor back of the brain Therefore mind is not a mechanl ca arrangementWhat to know Is how at idea which is the product of the mind and is back of any mechanical ar rangement Is carried from my mint over Into tho mechanical arrange ment of my brain which is the cenI ter of my nervous system and through or by means of that system is car rled to tho muscles of my body ant becomes the motive power in shaping all that do Why is it that a pumpkin and a gourd when planted side by side and receve sic the same care the one will climb the first suitable thing It comes to and tho other you could not make climb anything if you were tc try till dooms day Why Is It if you put a pig a lamb and a goose In the same lot and give them the same food and drink the one will grow hair another wool and another feathers Which was first the oak or the If you tall on these which you evidently will give to your 1500C readers the origin of oneslngle thing In this measure leaving the God Idea outI know that these are little things but you know that this world is made up of little things and maybe sic you can determine by this whether am the skypilot you are looking for or not Now dont limit yourself as tc space If you can satisfy yourself with a few words all right From my stand point all these questions h nsw monosyllables sic at that JrJ SHEARER- P SI want to add by way lof postscript that lam not le for my name I came by it honestly My fathers name was Shearer Mj grandfather and greatgrandfather were both Shearers on one side and that takes us back to the ould count tnry where names meant something- As for my self I never followed shearing very much I have sheared a few lambs and a few Baptist and Methodist preachers and some few semiInfidels but never could get much out of them but If the picture on the first page of the Blade repre sents you fairly I think I have the best job of my life in this line and If I can hold until it Is finished and then make a deal with some syndicate for the whole clip I think I can realize a good dividend on the invest ment J J S Answer I indicate your bad spell Ing to support my contention that a scholarly man Is not apt to believe In a been said of spelling that It is a thing which It is no credit to know but a disgrace not to know The burden of proof in this in stance rests upon you You affirm that thero is a God I deny that there is a God Greenleaf says To this general rule that tho burden ot proof Is on the party holding tho affirmative there are some exceptions Green leaf on Evidence vol pt ch 3 p 105L B Co 52 You offer no reason why your case should be an exception to the gen oral rule and I see no such reason think you will find that Jeffersons Manual will decide that the burden of proof Is upon you The Bible and Sir William Blackstone and the courts of Salem Massa chusetts affirmed that there were witches The tonsensus of tho competent said that the burden of proof rested upon those three and that contention never having been sus tainted by any of the three modern intelligence has decided that there areno witches I do not have to ac count for any phenomena of nature leaving God out or leaving him or It In That Is the graft of the natural scientist I dont have to ac count for anything All I have to do Is to hear your argument and answer It if I can You say to me If you say you can do this the burden of proof is upon you Your statement is correct but I do not say I can do this and therefore the burden of proof Is not upon mo You say It would be foolish for you to try to prove to me that there Is a God when I decline to accept your ttestamony If you knew In advance as you probably did that would not accept tho testimony that you would offer you were certainly foolish to offer It The testimony that you offer is the Bible and nature If I accepted the Blblo as a competent witness In this case It would be foolish In me to discuss tho question with you for he Bible certainly says there is a God nut tho competency of tho Bible Is a rl in 1 J ur matter in Issue and of course I cannot accept tho Bible as competent tes tiniHiy You argue that the Bible Is truo because God wrote It and then you argue that there Is a God becaus the Bible says so That Is what Is called in logic reasoning In a circle anti it is rec ognlzed by all logicians as a comma fallacyIf be truo that the Bible for four thousand years nas furnished ladbitable ovldenco that thero is a Got why are you still arguing that ther Is a God Tho very fact that you are making this argument shows thnt you do not regard tho argument for the existence of a God as being In dubitable The multiplication table is Indubitably correct If any man would say tho multlpl cation table Is not correct ouwould not write him a long letter to show him that the multiplication table Is correct We do not argue about In dubitable things You would regard a man who thought tho multlpllcatlo table incorrect as being an ignoramu or a fool nnd you would waste no time on him pr would make an ass of yourself If you did The Bible says that a man is a fool who says thero is no God and that goes with people who think tho Blbl knows It all but it does not cut any Ice with peoplQ who dont believe tho Bible any more than they do Arabia Nights You say that beside this Ir dubitable evidence we have in tho Bible we have the book or nature bearing the samo testimony- If tho Bibles testimony that thcr Is a God Is Indubitable why mention tine additional book of nature If Euclid proves a certain maths matlcal proposition to bo true what is the use of saying that some othe man or some other book also prove It to be true Granting that natur Is a book there certainly Is quite a diversity of opinion as to what It says and your mere assertion that It says there is a God does not count- I think it Is tie height of folly am presumption for you to offer the Bible book anti the book of nature to me as evidence that there is a God and you say it is the height of foil and presumption for you to do sc then why do you do it You certainly must have know that sat same old racket had beet offered to Atheists millions of times and as often rejected by them then what was the good sense in asking me to fill up my columns with a long rlgamarole that you evidently knew in advance would not amount to a hil of beans to me What was the use of your saying anything to these 15000 bellben Atheists that blow themselves It my paper unless you had some nev my question by saylnj that the testimony you offer Is tin only testimony that can be brought to bear in this matter Then what are you kicking about The evidence is all In and its a hung Jury and wo will go to the pro siding judge and tell him we cant agree ana verdict All that you say about wool I would ore to come rroIft hc veiitfl JU ut lli poppycock You certainly cannot kilos what I would do tinder such circum stances for I dont know myself Yo are merely talking through your bat tO2I1cslderdo not think It is common oeog nlzed as being dead certain jfiiat an gels come to this country at times and I dont think an ango that had any cense would come to Lexington He wouldnt last fifteen minutes In Lexington The cops would run him in for wearing womans clothes on tho streets or some Lex- Ington follow would shoot him because he would not come into Gut Jauberts and set up tho beer or If ho did go into Guss ho would gel drunk and the cops would get him anyhow But I beuovo you lure mis taken or worselying- Old man Bell the manager of the cemetery reported the other day that a man was buried in that cemetery who made just 15000 people burled tnere In all If some fellow would como along and resurrect all of those 15000 pee pie and they should come ptarcnlng into Lexington Including spmo hundreds of old boys that I believed whisky killed forty years and my precious little curly headed rorlwhose death brought the first hairs tt my head I think it grayt hako my present opinions about resurrection from the dead If anybody will come to Lexington and eve clear the whisky out of the town by means natural or supernatural I give anything lie has to say oP any sub Ject a very respectful I think you got that up wrongpnrd I say pard because I you area hey arc Campb011ltopreachori ndMeth wool fly of those fellows over in Jerusalem Ive been there too 0 no Thats no- tmudsllnglngnothlng of Ithe kind all fair so far as ISJ oncerned What does all that dissertation on the subject of mind tnls connection That is of mental philosophy In and Abercrombie are you and I are discussing tlprovince In which you and book of nature are your Mind certainly plays a ous part in man has to preach ing but your as true of muscle and and money and a everythingItb and so so what is remark We dont except with an Xray leave that out T Your statements about tl e hop and the bean stalk would be enough In a lecture on botany or horticulture gut are irrelevant here o are cussing whether or not them is a God Is a skybuster you oug it to stick t9 your text As a good Prohibltionis I may recognize some relationship between k tho hop and lager beer to prove tin existence of a devil but I cant set hbW a hop testifies for any brand of a God that is against liquor You say a great mind has had tc do with the framing of tills universe The Standard Dictionary definer mind to be the entire psychical be- Ing of man Webster defines mind to bo tho intellectual or intelligent power of man Theso dictionaries agree that mind is a part of man and if mind hat anything to do with tho framing of this universe then man must hav had something to do with tho fram- Ing of this universe and I reckon lit didnt Guess you are in water over your head and you had better try to get ashore Tho polnlon of Mr B A Wright In tho Blade may B Wright or it may B Wrong but even If man does stam at tho head of tho animal creation Instead of tho tall of tho animal creation as there seems somo reason to believe dont see how that proves that there Is a God All that about mechanical arrangement soundi well enough if wo were dlscusslnf natural philosophy or dynamics but wo are trying to find out If there Is any God You ask me What is It that leaves tho brain at death that renders it unable to think I give it up ask me something easy But what about It We are discussing the existence of a God and I am a theo logian and not a physiologist Same about the origin of life I dont have to know or even to have an opinion on that subject We are not discuss Ing biology Wo are talking about the exlstenco of a God You talk funny You say If It a fact and a fact it certainly is etc Why say If it Is fact which ex presses doubt when you say it cer talnly is a fact which affirms thai there Is no doubt They say that death anti taxes arc certain but the domain of tho cer taint is very limited and you ought to go slow in asserting the certain You want to know how an Idea is carried over from the mind to the nervous system Not my graft didnt even know it was carried over thought may be it just walked over Ask some doctor You ask mo tho same question a ond time but I dont know any more about It than I did the first time Same about the pumpkin give it up Ditto about the pig and the lamb and the goose I used to know that one about the fox and the goose and the corn that a man hat to take over In a boat but I am not specially good on riddles Same way about tho oak and the acornwhich was first cant give my 15000 readers the origin of a single thing in this universe even with tho dod Idea In and you say I cant do It with the God Idea out so why do you keep on asking me so many hard questions Ask one vYou t this world Is made up of little things but I dont didnt even know that It was made at all thought may be It had been lerp always I haven specially JInH d myself could write thULJFaolflpapecJull If I Wtrltlet tI think five Blades full be a little too much of a mucGnesg If you are going to write any more on this subject I would bq obliged to you if you would limit yourself some unless you have some argument to prove the existence of a God Please confine yourself to that subject and discuss pigs and geese in an article to somo farm journal This Is a igious paper That Joke about my hair and wins hers is pretty good only trouble about it Is that wo old Blade readers had worn it out years ago and had let up on it but you are probably a new beginner on the Blade and didnt know about that But if I were you I wouldnt say it any more MRS DR HAMMER Writes About a Visit to Her Husband In the Penitentiary Newton Iowa Sept 26 1903 Rev C Moore Dear Sir and FriendMrs Huller and I nave been to visit Dr Hammer and at his request I write you about our trip The Doctor had worried so over my condition that we found him very nervous He had given up all hope of over seeing mo again Ho was overjoyed at seeing me Ho said Ma it 11 worth a thousand dollars to me to get look at your taco once moreI you and Mrs Moore can realize bettor than others that have never had such troubles what it is to me to visit tho Doctor and have to say Goodbye and come home without him Wo often hear the question What Is home without a mother With us It Is What Is homo without a father Our homo Is broken up without I stood tho trip better than I pected We were treated with great kindness by tho officers I was lowed to vigil two days with the Doc tor I feel very grateful to them for their kindness to the Doctor and myself am still staying with Mrs ter She sends regards to you anti Mrs Moore Tho Doctor sends love and regards to both of you I hope you and your family are well am respectfully your friend M EMMA HAMMER CommentI would rather be side a penitentiary with a wife out- ride that loved me than to be out tide with a wife outside that did not lovo mo EXCURSION TO CINCINNATIOHIO October 11th QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE Owing to a doubleheader baseball ame between tho Clnclnnatis and Jlevelands for the championship of Ohio the Queen Crescent Route has decided to run another excursion on the above dato giving their patrons the benefit of the low rate to see this rent game of baseball iiR J T P 125- f i t i f TO fi CINCINNATI and RETURif- vas r Queen and Ores cent Route SUNDAY OCTOBER llthSPECIAL TRAIN LEAVES 730 A M DOUBLEHEADER BASE BALL GAME REDS VS CLEVELAND FOR CHANPIONSHIP OF OHIO ASK TICKET AGENT ATHEISTIC MASONS To the Edtlor In your editorial of 13th discours- Ing on tine above subject you say Whether or not a Mason who becomes an Atheist after becoming n Mason must get out of Masonry we do not know Information Is one of those Atheistical peds reverting to quadrupeds as you say and a Mason In good stand- Ing for over forty years I will ar is true that in tho United State an Atheist cannot according to sonic laws become a Mason but a Mason may consistently become all Atheist Masonry assures tho roll glous and political liberty and respect tho conscientious convictions of Its to Athlests I was mad a Mason soon after I was confirmed in the old school of Lutheran faith and being verdant and Ignorant of the facts of nature I cheerfully sub scribed to the Masonic obligation But goon after a book of the mentary facts of astronomy radical changed my conceptions of tho cedes tlal aspect and the mansions in titsky a golden throne fiery lake ant good and evil spirits all vanished iron view and the realistic conception of nature as revealed by astronomy tool their place I could not Ignore facts and these Inexorably disproved my facts of nature irrefutably prove that a God is not a fact The Atheist with Tlndall Huxley Mills Spencer Hnecklc von Hum boldt and many other of our greatest scientists finds in me physical and chemical potencies of science matter phenomenaandScience with Its great lenses weeps boundless expanse arid finds amidnilnotbottlesveioT mle bo moveyAn nhQt bylal within an omnipresent universe rwo bodies cannot oceiipy Jhlsame space at the same time TJie universe preoccupies all space where then fs GodAstronolners ald llby tho camera have photographed tho skies reveal ing many bodies nut heretofore covered by our telescopes Thousand of the plates have been produced Unite them in olio great map timer search for tho Gcd you worship the Infinite being to extend front star to star ands greater than nil you cannot find shun Saul to everywhere ho lsnowhcro This God corresponds with nothing but vacuum Tho ether air electricity and other Inorganic forces and fluids Jtf natUn do not possess personal attributes and cannot be a God and all it Implies A God has never caused an obser ration or an eclipse of a solitary mic bodypositive proof that such a being docs not exist Has God a brain then how can he be Infinite If nobraln hoW can lIe be a God The Atheist Is not negative toa solitary established fact and truth on tho contrary h has tho universe tire sum total orall existence at tho basis for his belief Ho is negative only towards spooks myths and an absurd superstition acknowledged by most eminent churchmen to bo In scrutable and utterly beyond human comprehension Define your God and Iwill show ym huw childish your conception Theists explain O existence by as sumtng a gigantic Mcroniajiccr miracle worker saldjN nun to op orate ovorywhoro simultaneously But biology afllnns that conditions must be favorable fr life Is tempos slble Conditions thin iriterstejlai space absolutely oxf iido life hence a God of any kind cannot exist there Mind wisdom anti physical activity of any kind are ever associated with the physical organism Without or panic structure for n basis mind not known to science nor 3slt con celvably divested of God then must be possessed of organic animal structure or Ito cannot exist Can you conceive C1tan infinite animal Tho materialist incidentally an Atheist believes Infinlte phenomenn necessitate Infinite caufl Btxf produce them These he finds hi the matter constituting all phenomena which matter Is force ever pregnant with life eternal and omnipresent What ever is is matter Wheniit deals with causes it dlscoVersxthern in the matter which c nsUtutBJheobJ t of Its research its never In a God M And lastly Mind is aSfagult ot environment In vacuum 73lndMan not evolve Henco mind ot any kind could not exist prior4 to creation OTTO WETTSTEIN La Grange Illinoi- sCommentWiriletliat rJagetn or lOgiC lucIdly and I I i r r jfFJTrLLJ would not say Whatever Is Is mat ter A demonstration In Euclid Is as notmatterA CANDID CHRISTIAN Ryan I T Sept 1903 KyDear rend ing Dog Fennel In the Orient and rust say that In nil of my reading I never had many varied feelings In corlccnylintrequire more time and paper than I have as well as occupy more of your Unit than vnu won care to devote lu such a pastlmo fho description of seasickness was proirwent upon the housetop to pray was best of all But some of your humor was weak and disgusting on account of degen bodyAndstory should have been ornamented with quotation marks But all in all clmpterItnot more And any candid reader who peruses Its pages will end with tho con viti on that they have read an honest candid narrative of an Infidels travels in the Orient written by a men who with all his faults of vul gar comparisons and harsh criticisms Is a diamond In the rough So with the hope that grog Fennel will bo widely read and understood I remain Fraternally WARREN WOLF AnswerThe first edition of Dogs Fennel is nearly exhausted and thats the first time anybody has written frieif any objecion to It Its real refresh nobodjgpbjJeCtSBut you vent a tittle too 1 lint you call his gmtmArablcJttazy is hardly wi ailed a Iikeer tint er 1tNI wu never hear oiri tlieught o f sut a timing In alPKfeHfc before anti never would hare thought 61 ltilmen- if I had not seem It there wtkiiByiSwS eyes in Algiers Any is fair lying ddhfcjgbwn with me Now trot your lifark Twain gum rabc story or I have got you In the nine holo BLADE AND DOG FENNEL Are Read by the Midnight Sun in Far Away Alaska Wrangle Alaska Sep 10 1903 Mr James R Hughes Dear Frlendl received tho three 4Dog Fennels all right I am hlgl1lyI If pleased with the honk It should In all public and family libraries Enf cosell21 to pay for Blarle tlJl next twelve months I always 1a year for It It is worth much mores than that to mo I hove read the Blade at midnight In Alaska by the light of the sun It never gets dark wring June July Keep tho outer dollar fo 1Iscription like the Blade and want to see It succeed No reptiles of any kind here Eve would have been safo here so would Adam I shall bo In ISt Louis at tho fair In l04j and hopoI SIMPSON to meet too N L P thereR W LWoOilllf itfind throb fen 350 for which bond the Blade to C JJ Florence Woolaejv Ind Ter nTso cowl othevr four earls 1r o hail an Inililel revival at our townrL S Welch Infidel lecurer of Sweet water Okla canto to this placo upon iny invlthtlou to lecture upon tho orients pt tho Bible and the Curls tiaras demanded that wo divide time twith thlJl1Itqvhlcn we assented and they lilt up thfclr Campbelllte preach er Who was also a lawyer and wo had fquite an interesting tlmo for eight 1moreilrIWlshlngauccessover yours out of ChrlstJ J DUR HAM M D Oak Center WisWe are greatly in terested In Dog Fennel it is Just line MRS SMITH EMERSON TEXASrtLOW RATE TO October 20th only tire M K T Railway will have on sale ticlcets from St Louts Hannibal anti Kansas City to Texas Oklahoma and Indian Terri tur ht into of 1S000 for the trip final limit November 10th oC1800 will also apply from roundInati 20000 from Chicago can afford to miss this seeing tho great southwestern country in tie fullness of its glory and pros perity For further particulars write GEORGE MORTON i G P T A M K T Ry St Louis Mo ri apg5j