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Digital page images are linked to the text file. t it rI t71 Irtlfetf BLUjrF o GRASS BLADEtEDITED BY A HEATHJ1N IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALSPUDIISIITJDWEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE IVOL XII N03 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY OCTOBER 18 E M 303 100A YEARj H fTERMS OF THE BLADE for ono year 5100 k In clubs of five or more 60 cents each a year Terms100 per year In advance I7torelgn subscription SlGO cPive copies one year 260 k Make all Money Orders Drafts an Express Orders payable to Blue Grass Blade Lexington t r tJ When you change your address ad visa this office giving your old as well as the new address When you send your subscription s whether you ara a new or old scriber The address slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription an serve as a receipt as the date nas the subscriber pays ripUons to thlspubl cationare not discontinued at expiration unless Aso ordered by the subscriber The courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers re ceived until the paper is paid for in full up to date and ordered disco n ttnuedfOffice of publication 161 East Third near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexington Ky as Second Class Mat all communications to SLUE GRASS BLADE P O BO 393 Lexington Kentucky 1 Fayette Telephone 619 umberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink It believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonorS It demoralizes everybody It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan- Ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful ma Is prejudiced against the damned stu called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGrr t In no sense whatsoever Is this gov ernment founded upon the Christian r religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfleld COLLEGE of MEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped 51 Abundance of Clinical Material TEES MODERATE Fall term opens In September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSIER M Sicy q46247 Ashland Avea Cktaamle IV tti t itJl e WHIPPEDBY Anthony Comstock Seriously Injured- In a Fight at New HavenRib Broken and Thigh Hurt Physician Resists Arrest and In Scuf tie Is Thrown or Falls Downstairs AnthonyComstock of his life In this city according his own statement Ho left for ltl home In New Jersey with one broke- rio and such serious bruises on thigh that It pained him to sit down Societyforconspicuouslyraids on dealers In lascivious hooks and pictures Ills Injuries today wero received In a scuffle with Dr J J S Doherty of 9 Sylvan avenue a doctor of some prominence ter and once a political power Tho doc tor is supposed to have thrown the crusader downstairs Mr Comstock and Deputy United States Marshal Parmaleo of Ansonla went to Bridgeport yesterday and arrested Dr C Denney a dentist on picturesturned to this city and Mr Comstocl determined to make one more arses that ho had planned He says that he had been in rdhyIs a specialist and Is said to have wide practice Mr Comstock secured a warrant for chargeYmail matter that was objectionable Dohertyshouse NitaStanton Asbury Park K J and had aetit for a paNnpMet ailttoiUsedt a physician Copies of tie correspond ence and pamphlet were In the bag which Mr Comstock carried Ho salthe carried It to prove his with D Stanton Mr Comstock told the doctor h wanted the goods advertised in th pamphlet and it appears that Dr Doherty went upstairs Mr Comstocl assumed that his purpose was to bring tlie articles down and as that was the evidence which ho had come to seek he decided to accompany the physician upstairs Mr Comstock In formed Dr Doherty in due time that j deXmanded the return of the articles and upon Mr Comstock refusal a scuffle followed Dr Doherty secured what he wanted from Mr Comstock and ran upstairs again with Mr Corn stock In full pursuit Doherty gained the landing first and Mr Comstocl grabbed him by the heels Both men fell but the phy ulclan was first on his feet Whether he struck Mr Comstock or not cannot be ascertained but In the succes live scuffles Mr comstock was badly hurt and In tho fall down the stairway he sustained a fractured rib jury of the thigh and numerous bruises Comstock ran to the door and called Marshal Parmalee Together they again made a sortie upon Dr Doher ty and this time diplomacy was tried to which Dr Doherty was more amen able than force Tho physician ac companled Mr Comstock to the of lice of United States Commissioner Wright where ball was fixed at 2000 Dr Doherty went to jail until bnl was furnished by friends ZACHARY The Campbelllte SkyBuster In Evl dence Again affn HAYNES GOLD MINING COMPANY Evangelist James W Zachary has been In Pennsylvania West Virginia and Ohio for a few days lecturing preaching and selling Haynes Col Mining Stock He has sold over two thousand dol lara worth of this mining stock and serves notice on Lexington that If they want any more of lhi stock at ground floor prices 25 pa share par value 100 they shoal address him Immediately at Lexinglo- or call and examine samples of ore and assay certificates at 179 North Upper street dont know where this Haynes Zackary gold mine Is but that don make any difference almost any old place will do and If you have any money to Invest that you want to stay invested Jeems is the old boy you are looking for Jeems until recently edited a paper here In Lexington tha was tho only religious paper In Le ington except mine Jeems paper was named Tit Christian Qaurterly It was a good name Tho Quarterly came out four times n year Its subscription- was a quarter a year It was about a quarter of n paper mill Hack was about n quarter of an editor plcturnrented tho Devil pulling a mask off angelthatposedly n lady angel driving a very mytemplesbltocal spectacles Nearly the whole of his paper was about Moore and Ingersoll never could tell whether or not the putting of my name first was Intended as a sarcasm by Jeoms W Such was gitimate suppose as long ns Inger soll was alive hut It seemed hard on the man to tawasfist against Jeems Ingersoll died afterward never heard anybody killedeknowAbeggings legYyonder In tho Orient where I went Inquirsthere Jeoms worked that missionary money graft n long time all the knowingoStandard n big Campbelllto paper In witJeemsonospats that are liable at any time to occur between the clergy when one thinks the other is getting more than his share of the awaIt and the Chris meneiliatfor noreZackobaragothrough anAhands across ts palpitating littl breast die the death of the righteous turnedbI was always very sorry for It be cause it rustle a pretty good little ad Chatfnpreacher I was a bigger man han Ingersoll Of course people at doplatedBaker and a man named Taylor wen into the Investment Company busi ness Taylor is in jail now and the grand Jury Indicted Rev Baker on several counts but Baler had mad so much money that he Is standln them off and whether the penlten nary will got Baker and Taylor Is ye to be decided When Zachary saw what was Ing he got n missionary job away o yonder somewhere on the Pacific Ocean until things cooled down nor now Zacnary is back again and hn started a gold minewI never saw advertisement but Ill bet itsgood thingthat Is for Zachary If Zack keeps on a little longer I may not be the only Campbellite sky pilot that got special opportunities to write a book called Behind the Bars FROM GODS REVIVALIST AND BIBLE ADVOCATE Buffalo OhloGod has heard and answered prayer The fire fell on the second night of the meeting and three souls were wonderfully sanctl fled Two of them leading members of the Methodist Episcopal church wont leaping and shouting all over seelp to start a real Pentecostal Sunday school and He blessed our efforts Forty or more were present and nil wanted to join Last night we had a wonderful service Twelve came to tho altar and such weeping and groaning we never heard Eight or ten came through to victory some shouting some crying some laugh Ing It was a wonderful sight The house was full and deep conviction seemed to be upon nearly all Pray that God will work here ns never be fore thdnewspaper acme body lea sent me If Infidels were to cut any such sasy ansd nutlnbouut s true But there Is one thing about iha that I enjoy You tune up north claim that you are smarter than evetr r saw In the South Whore are you r Dr Wilsons of Ohio One fare plus for the round trip to points in Arkansas Indian Terri MexlcTuesdaysep A Cincinnati Ot tell you about It J MRS HENRY REVIEWS THE NATIONAL MILITARY CAMP NOW BEING HELD IN KENTUCKY By Josephine K Henry The National military camp now be g held a fen miles from Louslvllle Ky furnishes a subject for deep thought especially among women But I seriously doubt If this fostering of the military spirit has presenter it self to the minds of any women to make them ask the question What all this training in the art of war means to the motherhood of tho Amer can Republic The fostering of the 1mrwomen they know It or not and It should inspire acute and purposeful reflection These military maneuvers now tak Ing place in Kentucky are on a more gigantic scale than ever attempted before Tho amount of money re quired to hold this camp Is fabulous and thousands of our young men are called from a useful occupation to artst inhe livesf1r foreign Tho law of land says Thou shalt not kith Yet the military law Issues an order for tho youthtoexpert murderers The military spirit produces two types of men arch tyrants and cowering slaves timeegei any chnnned of business President Roosevelt believes In a large standing army which does little but sit down and receive Its pay and exploit Its military trappings The President Is mighty on the warpath tIfiljrant gmnrch up San Juan Hill 11conA large standing army and a full Thetbeing held near Louisville can hardly be computed and what will it all amount to after It Is over itgexposurotwill wreck the health of many of theirredownfall from this military experl meansshat Influence all these things have greatestAdies They have trampled on her hu man rights preyed upon her brain and heart kept her a cowering slave before the altar and tho sword and made targets of the children she has borne In anguish Yet how strange is It that woman oven In the Twentieth Century sun renders her reason to tho priest and thinks him superior to all human creatures In taco of the fact tUa clergymen occupy n largo place on the criminal docket and Lava committed Query crime In tho calendar while they command the silence and jection of women Men wile wear tho clerical garb or the soldiers trappings have ever tured tho admiration of women while men of tho noblest natures have been coat aside The influence of these two classes of men over woman counts In great measure for the ran superstitions and the tyrannical and brutal spirit that are possessed by American people In spite of vanced education and material gress wo are a crime rlddou nation superstltlonsIs born with a destructive and brute nature which delights In the posses sion of deadly weapons and In taking Ecryboyare inferior creatures and all this is caused by the mothers of the race canonizing tho priest with the soldier Thb military spirit Is being fostered to an alarming extent in our country military drills with fire arms are used In many State and private schools and even our public schools and some Sunday schools have adopted them gumtwar spirit is instilled into our youth Is It any wonder that there Is a con tlnuous carnival of murder throughoin our land Is it any wonder that our prisons swarm with murderers Is It an cheapTheencampment now being held near Louisville can be evil and only evil Think of 20000 men leaving peaceful pursuits to play war Tho claim Is militaryI not all thoy are raising they seem to followingDRUNKEN SOLDIERS START TROUBLE Wild Night In Streets of Howard and Provost Guard Unable to Control Rioters Camp Young Howard Ky Oct A crowd of regulars and militia as sembled on Midway at Howard yesterday evening and started a wilt pisteshooting controlstrongly reinforced and measures ta lawlossnessIs this best use men can bo put prolll1hle1Thorethat over had a just cause and most of the wars waged by tho Uncoil States hnve been unjustifiable fire wars against the Indians could have been withInstead of that thor were robbed of their lands murdered and are now almost exterminated anSouthwise statesmanship and just dealing with tho slaveholders hut Instead of that men clamored for tho blood of their brothers until tho laud was soaked with gore anti that war was the nursery of crime murder sanity and mercllosw avarice that arc cursing and threatening the life of the American Republic Tire late Spanish war was a reset less and bold robbery on the part of the United Stator and the diabol ism cruelties and brutalities of our soldiery on a helpless Inoffensive expressThere have sober and wise stntomanshlp use word sober In Its fullest sense Nations like individuals If they are unjust and go out to oppress and sal the weak or to hunt trouble fled it campsfihtlngwar is a worse than useless waste of time and treasure The nations of the earth aro not oing to trouble United States if our people will naiad their own bust ness and net with a splrjt of fair play Is soldiering the best use men can be put to counties graves of American soldiers and t grief that heartsIIIask question In mu 0 rte No man was over made nobler and better by being a soldier but on the contrary millions have been brutal ized made moral bankrupts and phy slcal wrecks condittonself even In the face of law and cue tom she will he a mighty power in crushing the brutal military spirit mar slay The truly womanly comafwill defy the silence and theory of orthodoxy and withhold he support from the priest and she will recoil with horor from the feoldler in his gauntly military trappings wlicRe trade is that of a legalized murderer Let us hope that woman under tibeneficent Influence of reason Is be ginning to feel the direct that exists between maternity and the deviltry of war Let us hopo that woman will soon realize tine horror and grotesqueness of giving birth to children watching over them with a thousand motherly hopes and fens ghastlylinosthe bloody battlefield Women are opposed by nature to war lint as they are robbed of thrlr btrltof sorrow and anguish over their fate Of all the abominations of our civili zation thero Is none so menu that of forcing selfsacrifice on woman un der the pretense that silo likes It If thousands of women should as gamble In a camp to learn tho art of war and have n wild night a In Jackson like the prose reports tho men in tho National cramp are doing the world would ring with condemns declaertcdisgrace to their sex and unfit for wives and mothers And so they would be but brutality Immorality and lawlessness have no sex Everyman at that National camp or any where else who rends this knows am tolling tho truth 0 that women would realize their power and use It for all It Is worth It they would tho soldier would re treat In disorder and enter upon use ful pursuits and the cry of To arms be heard no more In the land One moral hero or shoro is worth more to the world than all the mill tary heroes of history A grand Na tlonnl camp for the moral uplifting 1of our people to learn the art of peace would produce good results sins bo an honor to our Nation hilt a military camp to teach men how to bo export legal murderers Is a dis honor to any nation that professes to follow The Prlnco of Peace whichI is a misnomer for this socalled Prince of Peace Is recorded as say ing Math ow 34 Think not that am come to send peace on earth I conic not to send pence but n sword And nil this Is called Christian civilization It seas look like It Is Intensely Christian but whore the civilization comas In It is hard to see Kentucky Is called tho dark and bloody ground and from tho quanti- tY of human blood that has been she d 1Ilrollrlatfneed no Instruction In the art of kill Innppraprints jcamp within rAborderSFt I J ALLEN THE BRUTEAND LIBERTINE I print from the San Francisco lChronicle tho exploits of the Ilov A P manIf Stateswho is prominent In Infidel props sadism were caught In a piece of i taint of rust kind every pulpit and fi isnows1thispriests who are gentlemen and moral f rYfromthey are the dirtiest and lowest and t vilest libertines of any calling on yIfbeing1nIgnorantnlgro PREACHER UNDERtGrtrtVE CHARGES atisault Upon Children a Ventura Cal Sept 20AtF Allen Santa Paula Rancher aged a outt0 years exhorter and lay preacher t the Free Methodist church was ar rested last night upon n charge of criminal assault upon the tenyearold wellIcnonvnattemptstallfrom the Santa Paula jail fortho pur pose of lynching him and only tho de termlned batand rasa by tho Mars9mal tho ittempt marT o at niidnigiittrom by ing successful Allen was arraigned this afternoon v before Judge Titus and held to an wcr upon the charge with bonds at JlfiOOO Falling to secure bondsmen e was remanded to the county jail where he now Is Mrs Richardson claims that Allens conduct has been reprehensible for byrreel hisrnames given are Drusll rIn Larson aged 10 Nora Miller aged and Hazel Moore aged 10 His Mondayee swore out a complaint The prisoner lives with his wife who is ten years his senior He is sonslrtercd very wealthy WILSONS ACCOUNTOF GIRARD COLLEGE STIRS A LEXINGTON WOMAN dont very often go to Lexington but I am just hash frqm there met ne of the most Intellectual women of he town on tho street She said to me have just been rending Dr Wilsons account of how rill Christians have taken possession jf Girard College Somebody ought to got Into that college and horse vhlp those men IM ALMOST GITTIN RELIGION AGIN When heard of Mayor Ackerman whipping Sam Jones and then right an top of that Dr Doherty kicking rid Tony Comstock down the steps iml breaking one of his ribs I tollibrethren It shakes my and am almost glttin religion agin Looks like tho Lords hand must ba in the mutter and If something like that dues happen to old Rucker I am going to get me a job as a preacher again DONT LIKE WHAT SAID ABOUT HEARST A totter from Kent Ohio signed J F Fenton a subscriber rips mo up the back for having suggested Hearst for an Infidel candidate for President of the United Suites because of whet Hearst said against Atheists think that editorial of Hearst was weak and so said and so explained but Hearst Is a deist Infidel and seems to mo the most available can dilate for us for President of thelUnited Slate- ONEWAY COLONISTS TICKETS via QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE To Kansas Colorado Missouri Now Mexico Tickets will be sold on the fins and third Tuesdays of each r month until April 19 1904 at reduced rates For Information apply to agent or G E Clarke T P A 83 E Main st Lexington Ky f I t Ii BLUE GRASS BLADE WASHINGTON DR WILSON VISITS THE NATIONAL CAPITOL AND WRITES HIS IMPRESSIONS Declares That Washington Has Not Been OverEstimated But Over Glorified That His Monument Is Significantly Imperialistic Too much One ManA Letter Full of New and Striking Ideas and Racy With De scrlptlve Humor History and Personal Mention Washington D Sept 25 1903 Publisher Blue Grass Blade After looking through the CallUol and ofhqr great buildings of this and visiting Jut Vernon I thought of what Southoy had said Surel Washington bath loft his awful mem orya light for nftertlmes Sureh said I It any man hath made InHl1or tallty for himself that man wns Washington Hero a great beara his name and a shaft piercing tho clouds rises to his memory What king In tho history of tho world has been so honored Yet remember that a mightier monument was built to Ramesls who lives to but In his epitaph while his curiadycrowduIs the fate of reputations and of tions After all only thought lives Monuments crumble the great actors of history grow dim as they re cede from the ago In which the played their parts and finally Ramesls naught Is left of them but their epitaphs- Mighty changes talo place In a cen tury I prophesy that within two hundred years the Capitol of thls country will occupy a central location and the public buildings at Washington be utilized as a inlllta barracks The overgrown count will either split from Its weight or sectional feeling will demand tho moval of this Capitol to a more central point Thus tho fame of Wash- Ington will grow dim with the ages with the changes of government and with tho change of the taco of ture The public buildings which to r day look so beautiful and enduring wlK then become antiquated and efficient All things yield to Time tho tombbuilder and only thought livesWashington was an actor not a t inker not a creator of government He played his part and played It well but he ami all of his generals must bear the same relation to Thomas Paine The thinker and creator of Democracy that Edmund Keene and 1Iac ready Forrest Booth and Irving bear to Shakespeare or that his forgotten Interpreters bear to Aeschylus The thought which creates hath even a greater Immortality than the deed which executes I do not In any sons ulm to depreciate the fame of Wash- Ington by the comparison but more to adjust the uneven dlstrlb ilion of praise and hasten If pngpW teb i ev to yus cetltat wlliu given to the creative genius of Mme Ican Independence Thomas Paine as Inevitable as Is the Immortality of Homer over his heroes or Arlstotl over Alexander Washington City Is the worst laid out of any city In America Give a boy a slate on his first day at school and tell him to draw a city and he could plan one al 5moat as good I was told that the original plan was much opposed but that Washington himself approved it and that set ted it also that he with a lot of other real estate dealers grabbed up all the property thereabouts and that public Improvements and running of streets became a matter of rohtlcf pull each wirepulling to have tho In provements extend In the direction of his property Washington having as big a business noso as any of then Consequently the streets run aUlI twist in every direction and even tho residents there cant put the Engllsl together In such a way as to direct you to where to find places Instead of planning a grand plaza three to dye hundred feet wide the Capitol at one end and the White House at the other with all the pub lie buildings lining the sidesa va cant space between each building of at least a square to Insure safely from fire and sites for fountains statues grass and trees Everything is confusion and irregularity the public buildings located here and there In out of the way places amid bad surroundings thus making nc general combined display whatever All these great buildings could have been arranged Into a magnificent Court of Honora burst of magnifi cent splendor to the eye and the city made to appear indeed something like a capitol Instead of a straggling country town A plan has been proS posed to remodel the city something after what I hero Indicate but as most of the government buildings needed are already erected and cant bo moved it will ho no great Im provement afte all Streets and People 3Pennsylvania avenue Is the princi zaghug off from Capitol The street Itself is wide but the buildings common with many old tumbledowns most of which are occupied by Chinese laundries and dope houses Tho Chinese signs are thick all the way from tho Cap J tol down Into the city I counted in the directory 180 Chinese laundries and It looks to me that at least a third of them are on Pennsylvania avenue The people you see on the streets are 7unlike those of any other city in ap Chinese mean looking no groes and common and cheap looking whites I saw flue looking whites of course but they are few in propor lion I speak of the general aspect of the streets as compared with that of other cities and I must say that tio average Washingtonian Is a shoddy looking specimena combination of shabby genteel political run down hasbeen chairwarmer looker for something to turn and know It all In fact Eastern people are not u- t t with Western people In many par tlculars They havent the push glt upandglt quickness of stop dress style health and good looks Nenrly every one men and women alike In New York wear storo clothes There is a common look about the llooplo The women have bad complexlona trod age prematurely I can stand at a corner In Cincinnati and see mora pretty well dressed stylish women In thirty minutes than I saw In New York In two weeks or for that matter can see more at door of a shoe factory I was told that It wns the climate and salt air which rulnoll complexions of tho women At the bathing resorts the young girls and women have a barumscarum Tomboy stamp on their countenances as plain as if labeled on tnem there Is another class of lazyslouch another decidedly deml monde another coldly aristocratic but all as brazen as a Catholic llrlest discussing total abstinence Smithsonian Institute This was the first place I visIted and here I called upon and met Dr Prank Burns geologist and well known to Blade readers Ho wns hospitality Itself glad to see me just dropped work and nccompan me about for two days The Smithsonian Institute wns founded by oames Smithson and Englishman and an Infidel It alms to gather together everything that has over lived In this world from the minutest to the largest form of mal lite It one of the most tnmous and well known institutions in the world but there are some people who keep asking What has Infidelity done for humanity The Smithsonian Institute has lle1p xl to do this muchbreak down the gnorant Christian Ideas of creation jy scientific research into nature a lll all her forms and laws This Instl ution Is an Immense education for Its exhibits are to be seen at all treat expositions thus affording lions an opportunity to study them Thus Infidel James Smithson built better than he knew This exhibition nust be seen to be appreciated It would require several pages In this paper to describe it Iwlll only men ton that I saw the oldest human art work in the possession of man that carving on the bones of the Masto Ion showing that man was conte orary with that animal and lived sway back in the paleolithic age centuries before a Jew ever lived to rump up the Garden of Eden story In showing you bones shells and they formations here they do not alk of 6000 years ago but of the Pliocene drift 200000 years ago In which drift they find certain shells md the bones and teeth of man I saw a shell three feet high and weighing 302 pounds A Business Bird The domestic habits of the Horn Jill a native bird of Slam and Bur nab and somewhat resembling luck is worthy of mention The mild their nests In the hollow of a ree and when the times comes for setting the male walls the bOEu- pwlthd leaving a space Just large tranest until the chicks hatch the male ringing her food and water talking love admonishing her to be patIent elating outside matters of gossip nnd telling her all she ought to now under the circumstances Just why he walls her up is not nown whether It be because sbels icllned to gad about and desert the nest and allow the eggs to chin or whether he wishes to escape his share of the setting or go out for a time b y himself Anyhow he fixes her so she has to attend strictly to business enerally I take the part of the fl male but in this case I believe the male Is right He knows his hen and her gadding disposition or he wouldntgo to all that trouble will up a big hole and hustle for food and carry her the news all of which Is harder work than setting time about I feel Born tor her that she cant get out to stretch her legs now and then but busIness Is business There are a lot of women who gad nround hugging and kissing poodle dogs who ought to have husbands of Hornbill proclivities Public Buildings The Capitol of course Is tho chic object of attraction to every visitor Considering the period at which wns built it is all that one ought to oXllect It Is beginning to look a lit t10 antiquated and would look more 60 if It were not painted every year White marble will not stand that mate and granite lies taken its plac In the construction of public build- Ings The Army and Navy building Is the ideal public structure of the- city The White House Is not a ace but pit IY good enough There fs a disposition to build a new Pres Identlal residence on tho plea of hllvlng enough room but more think because there Is a feeling Istlng among aristocrats that the President shauld havo n palace equal to or surpassing that of any million- alre or king Only the sentiment tached to the White House saves from destruction In my opinion the President should live plainly In plain house without the presence of an flunkoylsm as Is fitting in arep- ublic and as a lesson to kings But It only a question of time and the- White House will be a Presidential museum The Congressional Library Dut of all the buildings this one- excels In beauty and architecture It Is limply a dream of marbled magnl- ficenceof column arch balustrade mosaic sculpture fresco and paintin- Is recognized as the finest library building In the world and contains 1200000 volumes I had a letter Introduction from Mr Elliott to Theodore Koch superintendent of the- catalogue department who very Ingly gave me much information happened that Just as I called Koch was assorting Paine literature Conway had presented his manuscript to tho Library with all the letters pamphlets etc which furnished the- material for his booK Every picture- scrap and Information whatsoever concerning Paine has been gathered together here as well as all thodlf ferent lives of Paine Title library does not alone collect i but every pamphlet or writing whatao over having a historical or biographl cal bearing upon an authors that the historian rimy have access to cv ery particular for and against It opon to nil opinion and no author Is barrel Tho vestibule anti rotunda Is fin ished In pure white marble and gohl with rich mosaics anti paintings rhe ceilings aro also mosaic lOll upon first sight i think they are painted but the very rich coloring Is tho color of the little stones Vhlch enter Into the mosaic Numerous mottoes and names of authors appear and there The names given the place of honor in tho rotunda are Shakespeare Goethe Moll Moses Herodotus Dante Homer ton Bacon Aristotle Longfellow Tennyson Gibbon Bancroft Cervant Hugo Scott and Cooper Not one of these was a theologl and nearly all of them Pagan Infidel and Unitarian In tactChrlatlanlty is thrown completely In the shade here Out of the hundreds of nnmes appearing on walls and ceilings there is not one of a Pope or Saint and but two or three theologians Tho great Pagan and Infidel writers of tho world most abound In stepping from the rotunda to tho reading room pass from one dazzling dream Into another even more startling Thla room Is octagonal in shape 100 Ceet wile and feet high all finlsheel In colored Italian and African marblo cream chocolate and gold It rerlulres 3000 lights to illuminate this room alone I visited the library onco by day and twice by night wandering from room to room unable to decide which was most beautiful This library is glory of the United States hero where are gaUl ered ponderous tones bales of the minds rich merchandise Here tol monument and temple and spiro shrink to littleness Here thou bl reignsthe thought of all the ages tho thought gathered from rulna of an antique world with the glories of a modern one Such a library Is essential for most history heretofore lies een built upon falsehood and exaggeration Now we gnther and file every minute Information for reference Historians and tlleo oglans from this on must tell the truth To illustrate I have Just read In a mole review that a pile of manuscript- and letters of Robert Morris wero ately found in a French paper mill These giving much Insight to the Inanclal affairs of the war of the rev tlution have been deposited In the Congressional Library and from them a new life of Morris has Just been vritten and published by the Macmillan Company I find since writing my letter on Brand College that I am In error In ny statement that GIrard assumed tho obligation of 5000000 during the Revolutionary war This dccu red In the war of 1812 Morris and Paine Were the financiers of tale Revolutio The National Museum- perhaps the institution ot Jhore unnl interest t jJJlJ1YAtVashittEiucj f II nrtna eatum a lecture s v qn tion condemn thismuseum Iforar nglng the skeletons all in a r roll1 the smallest and lowest form of monkey on through all the high forms up to man Also those of the- cat family from the smallest feline up to the Bengal tiger The preacht saM It was criminal thus for the United States publicly to sanction tbe ifldel theory of Evolution and sides it couldnt be proven that man evolved from the monkey and it was more likely that the monkey degenei nted from the man I looked for these skeletons but found that the arrangement lead boen hanged No doubt some preacher or preachers had gotten their work But there were exhibited In a row the skeletons of the common ape Gorilla Chimpanzee South Sea ander Negro Indian and Caucasia the lower and smaller forms belh g removed to a separate case Here is a building covering four acres filled with tho curious Frank- lIns printing press attracting me as much perhaps as any other thing utslde on the lawn In front of the Museum is a magnificent sarcophagus that was brought here from Syria It is cut out of solid granite rlchl carved and evidently Intended fp some royal personage It Is said jtha the body of Alexander the Great la In this tomb for some tlmo utHt- omb n was built for him When was brought to this country It was offered to President Jackson nut- Old Hickory wouldnt have It sar- Ing that he was a Democrat and dldnt want to be burled In an Em llerors tomb The War and Medical MuseUm Is located near the Mu and to me was specially interesting Here I saw Evolution Illustrated figures of the human foetus In state of development from the spermotoo zoa on through all tho periods ofges- tatlon began to explain It to a lally- who asked me a question about and soon had a dozen aroundmes- ome of them young ladles I told- them I would tell them all about It It they could stand It and there was- only one way to tell It and that was- the plain way and I fully explained the law of conception and foetal velopment up thrpugh the animal rhey stood it and wanted more lIed- them to a case in which I had nenf- ive or six full born human infants all with tails the longest being eight- Inches and I gave them a lecture Tall explaining that those monkeys which sit on their tails in time w them off and eventually theYbretJd- ahort tall offspring and as their tails get out of tho way they learn to sit- erect and then walk erect then grow- larger and more Intelligenttheir bones and muscles changing form they approach the likeness of the hu manIled them to a case where exhib- Ited In alcohol tho human vermh form appendix both in normal and- diseased conditions and explained this obsolete and rudimentary bowel the relict of our quadruped condition I was astonished at the desire the women expressed to know more about cur j Evolution It was all wonderful to them It told thorn whyi They hatl been priestbound kept InAgnornncc and to read Darwlnand Spencer nnd learn for themselves told them that all reform depended upon bite omancl patlon of the mind woman and It was their duty to cease being bellev ers and to be thinkers and luvestlga tors They proved to me by tltelr eagerness to know that all woman kind now needs Is tho chance to learn and know and they thnnked me heartily when wo separated Washington Statuary Washington is of statues a good but most ban Many of them have been erected n good many years and of course sculptors of torty and fifty years ago were not up to the merit of those of today Here arc a great many equestrienne statues In which the horse Is a picture hors rearing and pawing the air as no tmo ever saw a horse rear and paw The s to me always look like chromos and general on horseback a Roaring fool The pfd tlmo artists thought they must make the horse rear and Jump and look like a horse novel looked In order to prove tho gene rnl a good horseman All these kind of statues ought to be dumped Into the ocean Washington statuary is erally cheap and skimpy looking as things generally are which are oriler ed by politicians Some of these statues would be better fitted to stand In a field to keep the crows out of the corn Dewey a Dead One I asked a dozen people what hnll become of Dewey and If the papers over mentioned him and replies were all alike Dewey is a dead one Dewey the swelled head nnd wouldnt stand applause didnt und er stand human nature enough to lenow that a deep dull silence always lows an excess of noise and that the bellowing of today may turn to hisses omorroy even on a very slight Iroy nation His quick presentation that home given hint by the lCople to his wife who was bent on turning it over to the church for a priest house cooked his batter and now le is not even a social idol People wont take to a man who is run b a wife who Is run by a priest Mt Vernon The ride down the Potomac seventeen miles to Mt Vernon Is a most delightful one Aside from its l lstorlc nterest Mt Vernon is a charming spot Thin banks of the Potomac are low and the hill upon which the Wash- Ington house is located is about 100 feet nbovo the level of the river and so much4 higher than the surroundli elevations that it Is given the dignity ot a mountain consequently t Vernon The grounds or park about the house consist of twenty or thirty ores their beauty enlarged by the native forest trees which every per son of good sense and taste will per mltto stand around his house The path from the boat leads directly up to the tomb the picture of which Is amlllar to all It is a plain ault bunt Into the bank With a large open 1091 well protected y Iron grating Qn t4e Aoorrga flirt tnnmnrhfaB c PW l3 brile of ravnrlill Oh the wali Is Bose words In scrlled am the resurrection and the life ilth the Lord He that believeth me enough hewer dead yet she he live again and whosoever live nd belieyetlv me shall never die It is hardly likely that Washlngte rdered such an inscription placed tomb as It Implies that there no resurrection whatever nor Hvlng again for those who believe not and who compose the most of humanlt Washington had sense enough to now that men believe as they are reared and as they are prejudiced In childhood and as they observe reason later and as to climate lnd environment and besides he must bae known that belief In the resu r tlon of the body Is foolish an to the tomb are three tree- sofnotconel an elm planted by Dom Pedro Emperor of Brazil a ritlsh oak planted by the Prince Wales now King of England nuda erman linden planted by Prince Henry of Prussia It Js surely a test of his fame- sald1 to Dr when the proud princes ortheearth travel here and Jllant trees at the great Republican ave I had always been under Im pression that the small outhouses saw In the pictures ot Mt Vernoi were servants quarters stead they are his coach house smokehouse gardeners house splnnlni house carpenters house butlers houso Ice house private office and famUy kitchen into the latter whlc11 we were first to enter Hero- are everything Just as they were used In Washingtons timethe huge fireplace with Its swinging cranes lots- slelllets etc which made me almost smell corn pone the greatest cu rlosll got on the outside of two big glasses of fresh sweet milk vhlc- hthy had on sale at five cents a glass The hquse is furnished throughout with the original furniture excepting the carpets only one of the prig Ina being in use a velvet presented b Louis XVI The originals are pllcated however with new plecoo- most of them of the rag pattern and- ery pretty they look too one such on the floor of the Lafayette room and one In what is called the best room Tho furniture and tures and picture frames were the- very finest of their dgy and the whole atmosnhere around and In the house breathes the aristocrat- Washlngtons bed is of mahogany ot the old fashioned four tall posts- variety without an end board and It Is go short that when he stretched his feet must have extended a half- yard at least On cold nights when he scrooched up Into the shape of the letter Z It was evident that there was very little room for Martha Ma- rthasroomand the one in which she- died is a small low loom right above Washlngtons In the attic remindin- gof of Palnos room In Philadelphia with the same slant of coiling little two by three window The first utterance every one gives this lades especially is What in tho world did she want to stay up here for lady asked Into thlsWd t mselfJandwore so other fine bl It was the most natural thing In tho world for a woman to take to the attic after a spat and as George was known to bo fond of riding around see- Ing ladles it is very probable thnt a spat occurred for surely no woman would sleep In such a box unless sho was mild at her husband jea10us 1Vashfimgtoncaught iHtlilg wns about his estate attending toplni tn tlon matters from which expos bronchitis and prpbbblypi Limo de jlerithItwas riding around on a visit which would make Martha or any wlfo mnd If she knew about It I Washington Not An Angel I dont mention this tol cast in reflection Washington wasnt nil angel He was well known to b a ladles gentleman We all have bill faults Every family has Its troubles only speak of it because much re flection Is cast upon the domestic tlCe of Paine by the clergy while they gloss over that of Washington Prtillo wasnt any better than Washington and a lot of the clergy themselyi hut they paint his character bfncle while they bleach Washington white The virtue of Washington Is a common text hail he written a book hike the Ago of Reason hI would havo been tho archdevil lust Ills private life would have been probed to the very botton The facts are that all such mattors are each Individuals own prlvato fair and tho clergy are not such lInl terns of virtue themselves that ino should throw stones nor hide the rail- Ings of one and enlarge the falling tile other Washingtons Swords hang In a case In the main hall On i card Is written a clause In Ills which reads These swords are accompanied with an Injunction not to unshea them for the purpose of shedding blood except It be In self defense or In defense of their country and Its rIghts and In the latter case to keep them unsheathed and prefer failing with them In hand to the relinquish- Ing of Key of the Bastlle hangs in a case on the wnllppnQslte to the swords On a card above Is Inscribed KEY OF THE BASTILE Presented to Gen WashlnQton by afayetteI an usher who Is there fot he purpose of explaining Mt Verm ilstory and who is supposed to be so well Informed that he can IUisvier 1nf question I called his attcntlc to the inscription and told him that It was Incompletethat it a1bultl ead Presented to Was Jn tonby Lafayette and dellverc to him Thomas Paine He Informed that every tiding In the building was lherea of stui d In and is historically ten rIiu tift all od lady whpm I noticed wii tr ct dbr my statetnent dipped hi ind said Ina shrill v ici am a Daughter of thettevoHJUo1- 1nd I was here In had 1 knO V Tom Paine didnt give that key to leneral Washington iiow do you knout madam Isald t Well she replied was here In 1852 and I heard then by the servanl sUlI living tnat lAfayette gave that ey to Washington My ear madam sad I you onlY know then what you heard servant ill and they are not always historians Now Is that all you l now bout Well I am a Daughter of tho Rev lutlon and I was here In 1852 and ought to know I have been here enough to know as much as you Lnll know Tom Paine didnt give ilia Itey to Washlngtbtt By this time we had a crowd ar IS the hearing of the name oftPgc Paine exciting curiosity and thertJIb- ega1 peering to see what ldml animal I looked like The attendan- he had never heard It and that was first man to make such n harshkelyl Yes chipped In the Daughter tho Revolution was hero in innd I heard then that Lafayette visit in 1824 gave that key in p son to Washington The Idea of roil 1alno giving it to Washington And then a half dozen ladles begat unollshlng me with What they heard and I was Informed by each- that She was a Daughter of the Revo luttonI them that Washington die In 1799 twentyfive years before ifayette ylslted Amerlca In anti how dould Lafayette have presented It In person Then lIashet one of the Los Angeles eral Chills 11cartls u liicli Walter Collins had sent me and Vhlcl ind put In my pocket for reference- read them Paine letter Vhich Is as follows London Eng May 11790 Gen George Washington SIrOur very good friend the Mar- qulo de Lafayette has pntrusted to my care the Key of the Baetlfe and drawing handsomely framed repre sentlng the demolition of that detest- le prison as a present to your cellency of which this letter Wil- lmore particularly Inform feel self happy In being the person t whom the Marquis has conveyed this- early trophy of the spoils of Despot Ism the first ripe fruits of American principles transplanted Into Europe to his great master patron When mentioned to me the present he11ft ten lcdmy heart leaped with Jo- ytis something co truly In character- that no can Illustrate It and It Is more happily expressive of his remembrance of his American friends- than any letters can convey That the principles of m rlca- opened the Bastlle is not to be doubted and therefore the key comes to the right place THOS PAINE Several asked tp look ai the and said they didnt believe letters genuine and the Daughter1V pIpcdyTou must bo nn Infidel s I I must be Im just AvhnttWnshlngton Lafayette and Tom fPalu all wore an Infidel IIlution I was here tho first time JIn and tint was long before you f were horn nnd heard then that La fayotto gal that key to Washington rand am as likely to know ns as you about It Tom Paine muchtgive that key to Washington My dear madam said I Ire shoo your nsrinnlt I am glad to know that yea are a Daughter of Revolution DIdiit I understand you to say you are a Daughter of tho Rev elution anil was hero In 18fi2 Yes since the society was first or ganized I am ono of the charter members and was first hero In 1852 WIll nm Indeed glad to have tin honor of meeting ono of the char ter members or tho Daughters of the Revolution who was hero first In 1852 but I want to say and say it kindly madam If your knowing ca pacity were equal to your hearing capacity would know more than George Wasnlngton Lafayette Continental Thomas CongressiAt this Indication of hot air several 4or tho ladies1eft and soon all lowed souse of them looking mean i looks nt me nail later ns I was leav big the grounds taw n group of them watching my departure and the little old lmaIeliet faced Daughter of the Revolution who had boon there In among them and nil of them evidently chewing tho rag about that 1 his lying claim and Ill bet theyll tell it to ono another and In their councllfr and id their preach ers and keep on chewing the rag about it until they all get lint on their livers Washington the Hero t Strange as It may seem the heroes DVthe pen are In the main but as fools of n passing day while the roes of the sword are the worshipped and glorified saints of age What an Immense difference In the occupied by Herbert Spencer andJ a Lord Kitchener Washington having peen been first in war Is from that eiiso of heroworship in our natures first in the hearts of his countrymen Not only this but tho whole world adMmires and worships a great and GO NOW 11TEXAINDIAN TERRITORY i 20 CHICAGO RATESIIS jftTr LOUIS P ropqrtlate Rates from IntI Points Stopovers Final tiY i m thY m fiiKANSASr TEXAS RY Ask neatest Agt or write p Bpwslier PA 435 Walnut St pinclnnati O SPECIAL LOW RATES for the ROUNDTRIP with stop over privileges Via QUEEN AND GRESENT ROUTE SEPT 15th and OCT 20th FROM CINCINNATI to hattanooga Tonn 11 00 Birmingham Ala li 00 tlanta 11 1IoblleAln 00 14 001IacouGn o run8wlckaa 00lWaiinah Ga 14 Jackson11lss 14 New 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Is virtue In the look of a great man After meet Ing Washington felt myself warmed and refreshed by it during tho rcsl of my life It admit that had some such feel ing after visiting Washington City 1and my return trip to Mt Vernon feeling came to mo that I walk ed In the footsteps of a hero a mar of truly noble mind and foil warmed and refreshed even the It Is painful to me to seo the thoU tleSs people by hundreds dnllj tho tomb of the hero of the sword and passing Indifferently bj the tomb of the hero of the pen flu It is the way of this stumbling world By and by tho hero grows dim and new ones arise to bo worshipped jand then a rediscovery Is made of the hero the pen and he takes rightful place among the worlds hIsI mortals I dtiiit believe that horoworthli i In the future will occupy such anlm port nt station In tho human mind I belleVo that the tendency of the times la against war that there is n good time coming when men will looli ulJOnwarnsl1 monster of iniquity when men will be cured of the dls ease this animal Inheritance bj the diffusion of liberal ideas when they will ceaso to gulled Tools Anti the toll hate of war pursue Where bleed tho many to enrich the few The true epic of our times say Carlyle Is not arms and the man but tools and the man I believe It Tho general on horseback will nOvo r again look as big as ho has looked Ir the past Most warlords have been glorified far out of proportion to their meed as compared to others who have equally borno the burdens of war es peclally tho financier and diplomat Washington in my opinion has not been overestimated but overglorified The light of his personality hat 4thrown into the shadow the genius which made his famo possible It is as if Washington was the whole Revo lutlon It Is n case of too nlucli Washington as la later history It has been a case of too much Grant Tne only underestimated warrior In Jilstory in my opinion Is Bonaparte Washington and Grant were simplj generals Napoleon was statesman financier diplomat and general all one exercising all these functions at the same time He was also 1one of the greatest Republicans Free thinkers and Reformers the world has flyer known and I take Issue wlttt In gersoll on this question and say that he Ignorantly erred in that flight ol eloquent abuse At tho tomb of Na poleon What did Napoleon do have only to state one thing of many sad Uuitls enough Ho made France 1JlvLJ l 1lFreel- Ilg Iirle5ta republic sen the piercing gleams of Democracy into the very dungeons of Imperial Istle despotism Napoleon had glar ing faults but he has been too much damned for tho Ignorance and faults of his own and of other nations Americans have read only the Eng lish side of Napoleon the side of his enemy and when they talk Na poleon they generally talk Ignorantly The man who assured Thomas Paine that he slept with hIs Rights of Man under his pillow and that it ought to be printed in letters of gold did not deserve the withering satire of Ingersoll Napoleon made common people kings peasants princes and butchers sons marshals He was first to strike for Democracy antI the proud imperialistic headsmen of Eu rope have never recovered front his blow and still today they stagger mightytarm tend souse day to discuss Napoleon The Washington Monument is 555 feet high It Is 27 feet square inside all the way to the top with a stairway seven feet wide circling around an elevator In the center The 1walla at the base are about 15 feet thick and five feet ot the top and they are mado to withstand 250000 pounds to the square Inch air pressure by tornado nnd cost 2000000 It Is tipped with an alumInum plate two feet thick It was struck by lightning In 1885 and since then has been pro tected with 1100 tips of lightning rod all electroplated with gold and connecting with the steel bearers of the elevator shalL It is located in the swamp facing the White House and a bend In Potomac river but a small artificial hill has been made around it The first question every one asks What did they put it down there for since tho object was to make it high they should have started on highs ground But did you ever know politicians to locate anything in the right place Anyhow the monument Is immensely imposing and commands a magnifi cent view Too Much One will say right hero that do not regard this monument with a friendly feeling It is too much ono man The Nation should never have set such a precedent It smacks too much of the pyramids It is signifi cantly Imperialistic It is all out of 4proportion to Washingtons greatness and coeds as compared to that of other men It loads the generations to forget that there were othersthat there wefs Palnes Franklins Morrises Marions Greens Aliens Putnams Jeffersons Henrys and many others Such a monument should never have been erected to the memory of one man It Is not Democratic Instead it should have been national In character a memorial to all the heroes of tho Revolu lion the women as well as the men and the names of tho great actors of the Revolution women as well as men Inscribed thereon I would have no objections to writing Washingtons name the highest and that would have been honor enough As I looked from that Immense I j 1U J1 I t height from the windows at tho top looked down the Potomac Over tho White House over tho Nations treas ures over her many sites of granite greatness over the dome of tho Capi tol my gaze wandered far on to the Norinward and again stood in that dingy shed at the tomb of Robert looked down on tho plain freestone slab three by six feet lying fiat and level in the brick pavement and again I looked into that water closet just a few feet frpm tho head of the Financier the burden bearer of tho Revolution and said This IsI too much one man And still further to the Northward cast my eyos and again stood with Dr Footo and Mr Chamberlain nndJ Capt Lloyd at tho toml of Thomas Paine the authorhero of tho Revolu tion away out along the muddy coon try road back of New Rochello In a little corner of his farm unheeded uncared for desecrated and despised a fitting picture of a nations Shameless Ingratitude and said This Is too much one man A Type of Insanity But it is the way after all of fickle humanity It always seemed to me anyhow that there Is an Insanity In man leading him to the crcctloit of high tombs all out of proportion to utility and greatness In nil a of the world tile fool common people have built great temples and mauso leums to their ecclesiastic and tles potlc oppressors Monument cannot mains men famous Men ilillst make tnel selves famous by goodness genius and honorable exploit Deeds not stones are the true monumtmtft of the great Washington needed no such monument Ills deeds hlf heroism his patriotism stud lofty Inde pendent character are forever engavett upon the hearts of men Well could ho have said with Horace have completed a monument more lasting than brass and more sublime than the regal elevation of the pyramids which neither the wasting shower the unavailing northwlnd nor an Innumerable cession of years and the flight of seasons shall be able to demolish So to me this monument Is riot only out of proportion to the merits of Washington over his compatriots but Its regal dignity is destructive of Democratic simplicity and I believe that It Washington could have beets consulted about Its construction he would have said Dont Memorial Tributes I descended by the stairway in or dar to see and read the Inscriptions inside on the hundreds of stones which were donated to be Inserted in the walls These stones are of various sizes some polished and others In the rough Nearly every fraternal socie tyln America donated a stone the Masonic lodges and societies consti tuting nearly as many as all the test- eaidea these there are military scientific medical legal literary and dramatic societies alt the States of tho Upton colleges city councils land corporations teachers nSsofclatfons pupils of public schools sabbath school associations titfa anti police WIprolrm1Methodist leading es torles and labor organizations also tones from foreign Greece Germany Wales antI Brazil One of these reads Governor of Islands of Parps and NIxos Grecian Archipelago Some of the Inscriptions are downright silly and the engravings In a few Instances are comic I will give a few just about as they run Jefferson Society of the University of Virginia first Regiment of Lehlgh Infantry Massachusetts Holiness to the LordDeseret Children of the Sunday schools E Church New York From Citizens of Alexandria Vir ginia Kentucky Under the auspices of Heaven and precepts of Washing ton Kentucky be the last to give up the Union- By the Grand Lodge of Kentucky F and A to Washington the Chris tlanMason In token of recpect for Washington as a Freemason by the Grand Lodge of Ohio There must be at least a thousand of these Inscriptions with nil kinds of engravings Bibles beehives chains flags anchors wreaths ships cannon seals of States mid numerous lodge emblems Nearly every society Is represented put therq Is notably absent two Catholicism and Infidel- Ity kayo no representation The reason that la not represented is due no doubt to the fact that it Is poorly organized and Infidels are either Indifferent cow ardly penurious sleepy or stand at the tall end of everything It la very doubtful anyhow If an Infidel tablet would have been accepted As to the nonrepresentation of Catholicism there is an story In 185J when tho monument was only twenty or thirty feet above ground the Catholics brought a marble tablet elaborately Inscribed but some workmen seeing It commu nicated the fact to the KnowNoth ings who topic It down to the Poto mac one night broke It Into pieces and threw them into tIme water That would probably have beets the fate of an Infidel tablet antI In this Instance we can sym lathlze with our ancient enemy so If any of you hap pen to read this shake old Petti coats Tnat act pf the KnowNothings was contemptible and coward V The Catholic church which was friendly to Washington and which was ripre tented by Charles of Car rollton had far superior rights there than the Metnodlst church represent ed by Wesley and Whitfleld who with many of the local clergy urged the cuiontsts to turn traitor and stick to England or the Episcopal church represented by Rv Donche who Is pictured ts praying in the First Con mental Congress and who later urged Washington tp turn traitor While I think of It I want to say that I have entered Into all these minute details for tho special benefit 01 those distant Liberals who wiU probably nevr have tho opportunity of taking a trip East It may Lave frJ proven wearisome to those who lists visited tho East and who have served for themselves but for those have not written only hope thin Ihao entertained my readers altll Imparted as welt some Interesting in formation And now I will conclude with some Personal Mention Dr Prank Burns of tho Smithson ian Institute was only Liberal and Blado reader met In Washing ton He Is 72 years of ago a native of Alabama and tho soul of hoapl tallty Ho lit superintended the goo ologlcal department there for the las twenty years having performed mense and valuable labors and made some rare discoveries All tho dren In tho park know Dr Burns and come running when ho passes through They all kiss hIm arid call him grandpa A young married woman crime along wheeling her baby Sne too called him grandpa nnd kissed him and he took the baby mill kissed It You must be granddaddy of all women and children In this part of Washington said I Well he said kissed this woman when she too Was a little girl like these you see In the park and now kist her baby anti it males me feel very old lint If it wasnt for the affection of these children Wouldnt want to live another lay This out Infidel who has worked up theme In tho big building among tho foslls for twenty years and who hut won the love of all the children In tho park is doomed to burn In hell forever and ever because his scion tific Investigations compel him to die believe the story of creation and tho supernatural stories of the Bible Dr burns lins been a widower for many years soul lives at a farm house n mile across the Potomac1 whet he took me to dinner filled mti up on apple dumplings old fashioned dip and lots o other good things t used to have to eat called on Mr Henry White treas urero of American Secular Union hill he was not in the city Also on Col W H Burr who had lately moved to New York Also on Dr W Croffut who was attending a meet ing that evenlng and was therefore not at home In leaving my address gave Continental as ray hotel when the correct name Is the Na tional anti by this blunder did not get to see Dr Croaut which Is very much to my regret For many years Dr Croffut has been the leading Ra tional representative at Washington and the Liberals of the country have looked to him as as to a National guard No doubt his labors here have resulted In great sacrifices on Jib part Right here Is where w should center our operations We should es tablish a bureau with Dr Croffut at the head and equip and support it with dignity We will never obtain pur political rights until we dip into politics and assert purselves political ly It for this reason we chosE the name Party in our convention Let our organization be known as a party- not organized for Official recdgni ton hut ns a political agent demand hr out on ltUt101 tt kts W JxpPctrnitofpI itEii Sever enter m Tnereron TeVus ilstabllah a bu eau herejust as the Catholic and Protestant haVe dotte and operate in the same fashion Mid let iia put Dr Croffut at head c- iita man who has entree to the press who ioinmands the public re arid who has long been homtorto our great cause not only as art Intellectual advocate but as a per sistent singlehanded defender My vacation will have put mo be hind with duties to which must now give my whole attention It is a ease of too much Wilson anyhow My letters have crowded out others ansi I now will give way to them have had a pleasant trip and met pleasant friends and have seen beautiful and floated on beau tiful rivers but none hike that to which Inow returnthat dear old Cincinnati on the banks of the QHIgh0 J B WILSON THANK GOD I Old Tony Comstock Gets Licked and Has a Rib BrokenPity Dr Doherty Had Not Broken Old Tonys Neck It Is with great pleasure that print the dispatch from Now Haven Cpnn showing that Dr J J S Doherty line kicked old Tony Corn stock down stairs ned broken one of his ribs nnd bruised him Its a Gods pity If there Is any- Godthmsit Doherty had not broken old Tonys neck- Ackerman thrased Sam Jones John Barleycorn knocked out Bund and now am just waiting to see what the Lord Is going to do to old Ruck er and Thompson TWO JERUSALEM TOM CATS One Baptist and One Catholic Got Into Each Others Fur In Kit klnney Cat Style Some one ups sent me two copies of the Wlnnebago County Republican printed at Forest City Iowa havIng masked In them nn article from a Baptist preacher who signs hlmspH Rev E B Johnson pastor of the Flrst Baptist Church of Forest City Iowa and ono from a Catholic priest who signs himself P Lynch In which these disciples of tho meek stud lowly go for each other In the usual stylo that preachers do when they get to telling what they know about each otherI About the tlmo I was about ten f years old old Presbyterian preacher Bob BrecJiInrldfro ansi old Bob Wick llffe a lawler both of Lexington got Myfathermoro badthings against each other and proves than any two men he over r ld after These fiffiows Lynch and Tphnson remind mfJof my fathers remark Tho paper jeems to have printed their pieces jusUaft they were written nnd the BaptlsTa piece Is full of bad spelling horo Is a llttlo bait sellI- ng and ball crammnr and other Igno mace In tity priests piece also which suppose tho editor did not know how to CIArloct In tim priests case ose he wojild have done It for oVen J vapor will be for tho Cayiollcs as against any Prot- cRtantex1tilt of the particular editor and while Teddy working for tho Cath paper that calls Itself The Republican will bo for a priest agin tiny Protestant skybuster JOhnRon calls Lynch an ass and Lynch calls Johnson a skunk and they both seenqto be right about it A as Johnson spells it named Scijuln line kicked out of tho Catholic taces and has been telling on the out boys antI Johnson hacks Sequin aijj Lynch cusses out Sequin and Johnnpn too Johnson la nn awful speller He line l1ll1ho for audience antI alroun it all around and thoalo gy for tit ology anti angles for angelo c lie hnlpiVtilnBphPinofiCly forblas phemo lie tollV sjCynch that he Is willing tbKl3i tJe big toO of any old dngo Johnson a weak disciple anti ho dont git lt In for Lynch In good tftylo at all yncli has more mind and more ehttcatloibtbtn Johnson and is there a rascal than Johnson Lynch js fully up to tho standard the ordlftary Catholic priest They are all taut In the same mold and Lynch iJhowR Just as much as Old Skinney or as much as Plus X does About the only learning that any priest Is to spout a little Latin that is ecclesiastical Latin a kind of dog Latin that Is about as much like clastic Latin as the chatter of uago tuiana peddle Is like an ode from Horace Lynch starts to lying right from the Jump saying that Johnson sald things lu The Republican of the vlous wtelc that do not appear thereat all For Instance Lynch in the WeeldJrI paper Ilie Republican of 30 sat that Johnson says Republican of September 23 Every priest U a leacherous libertine There no such stitement In John sOns yjce or anything hr a thousand nles of it or anything that could b construed except by some fool otf jellow who was drunk They expression leachorous liber redundant but evidently 14n iitd been In tile habit of lear frfs of that kind In connection eats and possibly having u acoe that IdWa that Btti Johnson had gotten Wl itiun time old Jracket about the priests that tliY were hel lamong wofnen Lynch lias Judgement for judg1 mentrahd slips up on grammar in saying The ago and day has com- efcnot being onto tho rule about copulative and disjunctive conJunc- tions Then Lunch gets mixed on Shake speares sound and fury signifying nothing and has it signifying sound without sense and fury without ful ness of thought I am a very him dent nian you know and cant bear anything like bragging on mysel1and It shocks me to hear say to Rev Johnson You are too little too narrowminded for me or any other ntelllgent mart to notice Then tItle Intelligent than sayp to Johnsqn Have you at last woke c But a man who knows so much Latin would hardly bo expected to moW anything so commonplaces as English Tnen Lynch quotes some Latin to Johnson that cant spell the every day words of his own language and then translates It for Johnson n thing that nobody but a jackass ever does and which Ba laams ass that could talk Hebrew would not have lone Lynch says anti quotes as follows Brans Iconoclast which was any thing but a Catholic publication said of Sequin somo time ago Sequin who some years ago created quite furore by turning Protestant and taking platform was ono of the most accomplished scoundrels that eves went unhung The garbage this fakir dished up to the A P As would turned tho stomach of a sewer 130I So much for Sequin lIe Is 1I1II dirty scoundrel thriven out of church for drunkenness and Immoral ity proofs of which have in niy possession Lynch says Branns Iconoclast was anything but a Catholic publica lion because Lynch knew It was nothing but a Catholic publication and Lynch thought he cpuld fool some body A Kentucky priest whose name was Kehoe think Keyhole a gopd name for a priest anyhow told mo that he paid for the tickets to take twenty priests to hear Brann lecture In Cincinnati Brann killeti two Baptists and got killed himpelf In a pistol fight grow- Ing out of his abuse of a Baptist college when the college probably deserved It and Lunch dorit keep his eye skinned the Baptist may Lynch him Poor ignorant Johnson really ed to be trying to prove what he slltI by Lyncha reply la nothing but a string of abuse from start to finish and while tile facts about the coward ty death of phi Leo XIII surrount1edI by a gang o damned fresh in our minds Lynch eulogizes It as bejng beautiful anti philosophic und heroic Lynch says as follows During the present year King Edward VII of England and Emperor William of Germany paid their horn agesto the late Pope When Leo XIII was making a dramatic fight with death besides the above mentioned rulers and the Czar of Russia Theo ioro Roosevelt sent messages of sympathy You see from this mixup of Toddy tho Strenuous Ills Accldency Presi dent of tho United States by the grace of a Catholic anarchist assassin wun this royalty In church nnd State Ted dy and Rudy antI Willie Locily No how right here under our uosds Inn Protestant paper that calls Itself Tho Republican a damned Ignorant obscure priest with the suggestive name of Lynch Is booming as one of tho patron salntf of tho Catholic church a man Who failed In his choice profession of cowpuncher then failed nS a rival of Wild Cody In broncho busting then is mado President of tho United States by the assassination of a great antI good by a Catholic anarchist and Is now making his campaign for Presi deut again as a bearliunter a toe sucker of a Dago Pope and a de faiuor of Tom Paine tile author hero soldier and statesman that saved army to Washington when the Summer soldier and the sunshine patriot had deserted hint and tIm days that tried men souls had come nut the ancestry of these samo damned Kings and Emperors anti Popes Rampolhi was tho Illegitimate son of leo XIII were about to wrest from our forefathers the liberties of thls countrj JMRS LUuA PAGETMILAM flit Is the Author of Piece 9rMifvt rh Jt HnsMyCousta Lula Gift Picture On It 9 Dalian Tex Sept Editor of the flue Grass Blade Dear SirI south you copy pf a new Kentucky song A Girl From Old Kentucky hope the Kentucky pee ple will like It Miss Gibson ono of your LesIngtPn girls adorns the cover You see have dedicated tho song to the women ofpiy native State Will you please give me a notice In your paper Sincerely MRS LOun PAra MILAM The words of tho song aro rioh lows Ive always liked the InItIor moit of them meet If I seo them In their homtw or meet them on thostr9ct lint there is one from a certain on whom Im StatoI It is a bonnlo bluooyCiriaa a from Old KenWojr something In manner antI IThelei1i her laughing oyojf her gentle wlriting ways theres something that wr prize Theres something In her queenly air theres something in tier pluck We ee this In UOnnlo lass a girl from Old KciitUck Chorus Sometimes shes sneeautul brown eyed sometime Shes blue and fair r pit wheUler hb iIgitehios ovelvevehwnnrfl iolt ItIY u lrCIJu a girljfm Oldwl ntncU Now If you call upon lier she all your begullesi long youre a smiles Ive often thought anti wondered at the secret of 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now have neither ALFRED PAYETT Indianapolis IndEnclosed you will find thirty cents In stamps for which you will send me one Virgin Wary two Liberal buttons Ave topers flueha a jura- s tryr my e astnv customers and thinks he will be able to sell the other three all right If you havent any of the papers with Dr Wisous address then send us five more papers of next week edition for tho boy to sell Our boy is nine years old and understands selling papers and can be trusted to go around the business districts You may put me down for the Blade Magazine also Dr WllsonAbook for the Home Fund We like Dog Fennel very much Mr Coppock has read It through but am not quite through yet My time Is pretty well occupied with the care of my boys and household cares and I do not get much time to read as I would like Well Mr Moore I was disap pointed because you did not place your autograph In our book MAR GARET COPPOCK Houston ToxasIn Dog Fennel In the Orient page 114 tithes ten and eleven from top I saw there some of tho most remarkable developments of the seat of the pants of meu Its rather vague for my understanding you know I being a German AL BERT BORNEFELD AnswerThere Is no occasion for any vagueness or misunderstanding If you understand tat I dm telling the plain truth The seats of the breeches of Mohammedans In Algiers are so long that their bare heels kick up these seats as the men are walking and a man can just as say In Dog Fennel swipe around the seat of his breeches and wipe his nose on It without any trouble That tho Arab pressman lu that printing ofllce car ried his monkey wrenches oil cans shooting sticks etc In tho seat of his breeches Is a possibility but not a probability You must remember IttllntI have been a preacher and must me some liberty to draw on my Imagination for my facts think you will find that i did not positively say that tho fellow carried all of his print ing press tools In the seat of his breeches but all the other Is exactly iaccuratoII Augusta KyWlll send you some itmoney soon 1ut me down for Dog J D HASTEN l Houston Texasii Dog Fennel in the Orient pago seven lino twenty from tho bottom you say 45 degrees wings being four are set rectan and tho circle having de 1The makes It 90 instead of 45 de ALBERT BORNFIELD You may bo a mathemati t clan but you nro a landlubber fhoI wings have to be set at an angle ofI 45 degrees to the piano of tho wheel Half of the force of tho wheel Is lostI f by simple compression of tho water theLof the wheel would be expended In com j pression of the water and there 0would be no propelling force and the ship would stand right still when the wheel or screw was revolving r fhe wings on tho screw sot slant illlS t tl ing just as they do on a wind mill WInnlpegCan Herewith I send you money order for 125 for whlcl please send me Dog Fennel which expect and know from your hands will be most Interesting readlng THOMAS TRENOUTH Detroit Mich Enclosed 125 tor renewal of Blade fifteen cents foi three Freethought buttons anti ten cents for shortage on my postage Dog Fennel If Bro Moore has nnj souvenirs left to send to lovers of holy things will he please send lone I have a nail from the cross Jesus a hollow tooth from Joseph tho carpenter etc in my collection Dog Fennel Is simply splendid DR F FETTIG Lonoke Ark Enclosed 150 to re new my subscription and to add the name of R W Linderman at Watt en saw Ark for one year Like myself ho Is old and poor and will soon cross over tho river Like me the older he grows the more he becomes disgusted with tIle whole believe or bo dd business and the sharks who prey upon the ignorant under to guise of helping God If God is God ho needs no help It is not God then the whole outfit Is fraud This Is a gain of one hundred per cent In my neighborhood For ten years I have stood aloneA BARRETT unction City KnnA copy of you ihdfier was placed in my hands by Mr W W Markcll and In reading Its tents I find an article In no sens whatever Is this government founded upon tho Christian religion I askei lIarlWas that sentence used bj Washington His reply was In the imrmatlve but I am doubtful about so he advised mo to write to you If you can explain to me how whet and where thIs expression was used you will greatly oblige a beginner in reading your BlndeJ C FERGU SONAnswerI think you will find that Washington said that In a treaty be tween this Government and Tripoli Paris IyI wrote you to send me some more Dog Fennels Only one bundle came and sent you a check for them I have two on hands now and may sell more I am told that Bro Moore was at Cane Ridge Friday and I did not get to see him at Paris and he did not come to see me To- obadW T FICKLEN Tracy IowaYour paper was sent me by a friend dont know whether he paid for it or not I will pay for It in a few weeks I suspect the scription has run out but I want the paper and will send you the money I have to be honest because I have nobody to atone for me JAMES K Minn The two numbers the bright and sparkling Blue Grass Blade were read and enjoyed at one sitting each I am a Mason and an poolpenot going to withdraw n h use do nth gree them In their religious opinions oo1 do not object to Dr Wilson fun of Roosevelts little religious ishness but when the Doctor says Roosevelt Is a physical coward he foolishly maliciously and enviously says what every man and woman in the country knows Is not true and I dont lute It a little bltDR SHUCK Frakes ArkMy subscription to your worthy paper Is out on the 4th of October If you like continue to send it to me like It Just so well that stopped two others coming me just to read and study yours I will have some money soon as soon as can get out some cotton and then I want Dog Fennel in the Orient too I intend to try to help the Blade in some way soon I think I can get up a club of five counting In myself Goodluck to the BladeA M FAR RISJamestown N CJust before you went to where God was born and raised I asked you to bring me the pine knot that God slew Onan with If your luggage and things have all come in I supose about ten car loads in all and you got that pineknot let It come on at once and I will do like Jonespay the freight I want to put it up in a conspicuous place where preachers can see it Dog Fennel in the Orient floated In across the Blue Ridge a few days ago The family are now engaged in reading it It will be my turn next I hope you have put Into this book all tho Information you could collect about the Devil I suppose you saw the place where he was born and the church where he taught In Sunday school or was he a preacher while on earth He was certainly a good manor ho would not have gone to heaven Did you learn what his name and na tionality are Dr Wilson and I an ticipate having a good time as I know just how to treat a Scotchman Of all the spooks treated of In that nasty book the Devil is my hero Ho was opposed to war never killed anybody and never hated anybody The only thing I can find against him was his 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good ninny hard things have been said agln tho devil but nobody ever charged him with being a preacher But he Is the only fellow in the whole Bible that quoted the Bible right and ho was the nicest gentleman mention ed In the whole Bible He was n Christian see James 19 His other names beside just plait Devil are Abaddon and Appollyon see Revelations 9 Abaddon is a corruption for A bat one that man who wrote the Bible had heard same Methodist preacher there werent any Camp bellltes in those daysrcall toe Devil The Devil owned a good deal of real estate Its true but the more of that Jerusalem land a man has the poorer he is Toledo OhloMy father got ono ol your Dog Fennel in the Orient which read and liked very much Poor birdie I am only 17 years old hut have read the Blade for several years VICTOR H HAMILTON Blue Hill NebPlease send Dog Fennel I want to see what kind of a weed It is JONATHAN MARTIN Lexington yWII1 bend you about 16th of October or maybe ward the last to pay for Blade the 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shall do all I can to Increase its cir culatlonJ T HOUSER Peters Neb Enclosed find cents for which please send we your new Infidel badge I have JuSt been nom inated for County Judge and I want to wear the button throughout the campaign victory or no victory I presume the preachers will oppose me as I silenced one completely in an argument on the Bible through the columns of our local paper last W UJle someas theY 1meIttn eaenent down for the B o glzlneI and one of Dr Wilson oaks Hop Itanduntt11hypocrlcy very truly GEO S FETORS Harper Iowa Find en dsed 120 for Dog Fennel lq cents for Bro Deans book and 25 cents for five Infidel buttons and balance Blade to M Welsdorfer JOHN WEISDOR FER PeorIa Ind Ter Enclosed for Dog Fennel and postage for a heathen Send me a souvenir from the Orient LUTHER fooLLIVAN Ottumwa Iowhaye been read ing the Bible I cannot accept it as true but as a work of fiction it Is a masterpiece A friend told me of your paper the Blue Grass Blade Send me a copy and if It 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Pa for the pleasure of knowing that there was In existence a paper called the Blue Grass Blade that suits ray taste exactly I have been a Torn Paine deist since I was 15 years of age and I will bo years old on the first day of January next was taught Galvanism in childhood At the age of 15 I began to read the Bible At the 9th chapter r Romans I halted and said to myself that would not worship a God who would curse a child before It was born I jot Paines works and studio them and for 30 years I have not been to church except three times to funerals I have received Dog Fennel and have read It and am much pleased with it is was sure I would be before I sub Bribed hope you can take onQ pore trip to the Orient and write DogI ennel No 2 for which will be a subscriber am waiting with pa lence to hear from Mrs Henry and Mrs CloszHENRY COOK Carnero ColDg Fennel In the OrIent received Have read ltJ It Is all right Can find no fault but much II praise It is good go again KeepI on deck you are 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ol September 27 Is received It tells of a Mr Blizzard reading Dog Fennel In 24 hours without stopping Amos L Griffith mention In his letter dates September writing that he read BlizzarlilreadingMr Grlfllth says ho beat tho record of Mr Blizzard What want to find out Is tho post omco of this Mr Bliz have somo lost relatives that have not been heard of since tho war and as the Blizzards for four genera Lions In this part have been Infidels thought this might bo tho longlost Blizzard or some of his descendants So you see what I want Find 10 cents for which send me the issue of your back number which Bliz zards letter Is in and two or three back Issues Respectfully SUSIE A BLIZZARD Comment Ordinarily I dont like to tackle A Blizzard but when It has Susie before Its all right Hope you all will help Sister to find her kins andIitching em agin when a woman licked em first time But I dont want any man to do that San Francisco Well Jim heres another 100 for my extra Blades Last Blade No 30 was a corker Moores Oriental editorial comes up to my standard I am doing fine mis sionary work with it Result later When Kidders article on Religion comes out send me 50 Blades JOHNSON Dear Sir Enclosed ilndt50cents to cover cost of send ig Ime one of those souvenirs If ydu any left If not buy some beer with the money Did it occur to you that you have the means of making your fortune now by going out on Elk horn creek and gathering up a lot of pebbles and selling them to Christians as coming from the Holy Land You would be making one of their own grafts on them samo as they do on each other I am years old and am a Blade infidel The Blade did the work two years ago Have been skeptical ever since I was eight years old I asked my mother who make God and she could not answer me Blade did the rest nine years later Yours as ever HANS T HANSEN Comment Might try it but no pebbles on Elkhorn creek like those I send Central Lake Mich Please find P order for 125 for Dog Fennel I have taken the Blade two years It Is my favorite paper and I like It just as It is I dont want anyone else to run it I am 66 years old and I spent three years in the Federal army during our late domestic trouble I am a Freethinker and dont care a cup who knows It Wife and I have a family all Freethinkers except one My Christian friends often jump on mo about my way of thinking but they find have a tongue and always carry it With meN W iOTY Newton IowaEnclosed please find 120 for Dog FennelI would like a souvenir from the Orient Would like to see every Liberal In the land come to Mrs Dr M Hammers help financially HENRY WHITE Louisiana MoI will send tho for the Blade soon I will take It as long as I live JONATHAN PIERCE St Ansgar Iowa Enclosed stamp please send mo pebble from the ent We have been taking the Blade for three years and always like to see it come My husband is now reading Dog Fennel and says It Is very interesting If it is as good as Behind the Bars I know I shall en Joy reading ItMRS EMMA BED LACEK Arlington GaPlease send for en closed 12 cents two Infidel buttons and a pebble Please send mo a pret ty pebble I shall prize It highly I am charmed with Dog Fennel and hind it more enterestlng than any book of travel I have read and I say this after having read Bayard Taylor the prince of travelers Please have my Blade changed from Kora Ga to this place In the list of subscribers for Dr Wilsons book you have my name M M It should be W M MRS W M BROWN Paris lcyThe red pebble that name from the miraculous well in Sgypt I shall have mounted and wear as a brooch and will always take pleasure In telling my friends its his ory ESTHER MARGOLEN Cameron MoEnclosed 50 cents or Kidders Virgin Mary I think jrlco is 10 cents but let the rest go ll11 gotit through to see It It was worth 20 cents postage and found it was chen at 40 centsA J UHL West Union Ohio Dear Sir I close stamps that von may without expense to yourself mall mo whatever Oriental souvenirs you care to under your kind proposition in tho Blade Galley GBlnde While I am about It suspect themay as well say that I want to con tribute to Dr Wilsons trill to Rome You may put me down for 500 out which want to get ono b6ok that is ono subscription for tho book anti foui dollars net to the fund rather be lieve that It would be advantageous tc the fund If you would carry tho date of the trip In tho notice That the other people take advantage of the addresses In your column of short ters is evidenced by tho sample copies etc which am receiving through my misspelled name as it appeared in a recent issue of the Blade Thanking you In advance for the souvenirs I am InFldelltD P W EYLAR Ryan Ind TerHave Just finisher reading Behind tho Bars anti Just want to tell you how much enjoyed It Not that enjoy reading of your persecution but of your homecoming think Moore of you sluice reading Behind the Bars It should bo read before reading Dog Fennel Kiss Miss Lucy for mo for saying Under the circumstances am proud to a convicts wife That remark alone paid you and the world for your mean ceration WARREN WOLF San Gabriel Tex Please send me a pebble from the Holy Land and an Infidel button and find enclosed 20 cents and tell mo where the pebble came fromJ F OFFIELD Answer All stones and pebbles that send are neatly enclosed In a strong Manilla sack telling where they came front Florence Ky Enclosed stamp for a relic from the Orient I received Dog Fennel in good condition Tho book Is all right T E SOUTHER Shelton WashI send two stamps for souvenir from tho Orient I must say that Dog Fennel is all 0 K am glad I get a copyANTHuNYO NELSON THE COOKS DOG FENNEL St Iouls Mo Oct 1903 M Charles Moore Lexington Ky Dear SirWe are advised by ono of the members of our last years Moltko cruise of which wo understand you were a member that you have Issued a book entitled Dog Fennel in the Orient Will you kindly state if this be and the price of the book to gether with any discount you are In dined to allow us in connection there with If you have some advertising matter on this book you clay send It to us as we may have somo Inquiry from the members of the party who might want something of the kind as a souvenir and we will take pleasure In imng them same It might bo well to send us a sample book together with any advertising matter you have and we will have pleasure In hand Ing the latter out to inquirers The book was mentioned to us by Mrs Me Carty of this city who was a member of the party Yours very truly ROBT E M BAIN BLASTS ME BUT PLUNKS Minneapolis Minn Oct 1903 Mr Charles Moore Dear SirYour answer to this woman was a mistake and will do you no good among rlghWhlnklng peo pie She Is a foolish old woman but so are plenty more and Infidels should show their superiority instead of be coming coarse and vulgar especially In talking to women So now you sassy old man I promised to take a copy of Dog Fennel In tho Orient or some such thing and so I enclose 300120 for Dog Fennel and the balance for the Poor Fundor Bro Hughes Give to Hughes if he is hard up I will give 100 next year to send Bro Wilson to Leovllle Italy Very truly W O PURVIS In that letter there was cut from the Blade the following DONT LIKE THE BLADE Wilmer B C Aug 16 1903 The Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky My Dear SlrI would bo greatly obliged if you would discontinue mail Ing copies of the Blado to my late brother T M Howes of Wilmer B C It causes me a lot of pain to think that my unfortunate brother who was only 22 years old when he got killed in a mine here subscribed to such a paper as the Blue Grass Blade I am dear sir Yours very sincerelyS Answer If I had the opinion of a man that you seem to have of me I would not address him as Dear Sir and would not sign myself Yours sincerely My paper Is not sent to anybody that does not pay for it and ask it to be sent and then it Is my duty to send it and you can go to hell It never once occurred to me that S W Howes was a woman else certainly would not have said what I did It Is a very unusual thing for a woman to roast me and hereafter when any woman does that again I hope she will In some way indicate her sex That extra 200 for the Poor Fund allows four poor people each to get a Blade for a year for 25 cents Coarso and vulgar Is pretty tough language but anybody else may call me that and I will print It if he sends along 300 DR HAMMER WILL GET A DOG FENNEL Newton la Oct 1903 1Ir James E Hughes Enclosed please find 120 to pay for Dog Fennel Please got Mr bore to put his autograph in it I Iiu am going to send It to tho Doctor Just as soon as I read It Please ask Mr Moore to send me a pebblo from tho Orient M EMMA HAMMER EIGHTY ONE BUT Nicholasvlllo Ky Oct 1903 Dear Bro Moore iboonsend for It but canhardly summons energy to do anything now am SI years old my health Is good but my eyesight Is poor and have to rend slowly Respectfullyr WHAT KIDDER THINKSOF FENNEL San Francisco Cal Sept 30 1903 My Brother received IQOf Fennel yesterday and finished oday You have beaten all your records rt has the truth of a guidebook and the chatty luxurlanco of a novel I am going to turn It over to my Catholic sweetheart and send you her verldct I am much gratified frothier Moore to know that you have thought of me of jEverythingMary murder case surprised that you let It drop Imtcan create a big stir by airing Goodbye Your obliged friend M OILIER KIDDER t A SCHOOL MAN i Objects to fPubLockport N Y Sep 1903 Editor Grass Blado butttontho trinitythree times one equal three i am a member of thin Board of Education In this city Your publication will go a long way In breaking tho bonds of Ignorance and superstition Ind emancipating the human mind I wish all Intemgent persons could ponder well the gems contained there I in In my boyhood was not allowed r to look merry on tire Sabbath tiny or to wander over the hills and laugh After six days of hard work wits on Sunday marched to chruch after Caving listened to a doleful prayer by a dear old mother who has long since been wafted over that mysterious sea upon whoso bosom was never re fiected the Imago oC1 homeward bound sail At the house of God on a hard bench was compelled to sit erect and listen to tho jargon emanating y from the lips of a being with a face yfashionedwell fed called a wlio sslztidays f was toiling In tho hot sun to be ed by this human excrescence ar leech who simply recited on Iti lath tunemustyy old yiMvsj T caused the sacrifice ofi mor than all other agencies combined The custom of reading this Bible ln x the public schools dnmnable5tt should not bo allowed In a land of ro Iiglous iberty 1he dingy pages of tine Bible can no longer be relied upon to bring com fort to intelligent people I A short time since a young lady a principal in one of our schools re signed her position because her cop science forbade her reading the Prot estant Bible she being a Roman Oath olic At the beginning of the school year she was employed by the School Board on the stipulation that among her duties she should read the Bible What right had any body of men to place such a condition upon that young lady She was bright beyond medlocrttyT and our school bereft of a brilliant in structor because she could no longer stand persecution and all in the name of a tripleheaded God who failed to Interest himself In her behalf being too busily engaged In watcalng spar rows fall especially at this time l when the boys here are waging a war of extermination on the blooming sparrowIson It can us than snow Some years ante I was at the execution of a man hung for having out raged and murdered an old lady I talked with the man lIe told me he had dono this under the influence of liquor Two Methodists oftho cloth were administering the sacrament that made him white as snow body soul and breeches They took the lino of march to tho gallows a Methodist okypllot on each side having ockcd arms With him and reading the good hook as they went and explaining to him that tho good angel Gabriel was waiting on tho outside to take him into the main tent As tho black cap was drawn down L over his face the prisoner said am going to Jesus But who knows whore his victim had gone Was she washed whiter than snow and prepared to go taken away so den as she was Possibly she was cast Into a seeth Ing caldron of sulphur and hot gravI I to bo kept througn endless while her murderer was Jerked to Jesus with the assurance that ho I might parado tho golden streets as one of the high daddies He Is prob ably now tatting celestial music les tons for a shining band that will i welcome tho arrival of tho Y M C A lady killers by playing tho Rogues March on harps at a thousand strings as they sneak by old Peter ono of the twelve follow tramps of J Christ the Illegitimate offspring of Joseph by tho old fashioned way just as all other legitimate people aro born J Is to man who never used that most endearing of all words when ad dressing her who gave turn birth mother and lived upon the charities af others as tho D Ds do to this day tours for truth j a i