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Digital page images are linked to the text file. tC f 1 J Parker AT 20 cp 03t201EnIuln BLUE GIAS BLADE 1 iV J EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE t l VOL XII NO 35 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY OCTOBER 25 ill M 303 8100 A YEAR 1S i TERMS OF THE BLADE t X 1 Issue for one year SlOO In clubs of five or moro 60 cents 1 each a year lTerms100 per year 150 In advance Five copies one year S260 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the 1 Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you cliango your address vise this office giving your old as or old sub say addressIipays paper changes unless will and are so ordered by the subscriber The courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all sapers re ceived until the paper is paid for In Ittull up to date and ordered dlscon Office of publication 161 East Third r street near Walnut cEntered at the Post Office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall all communications fJLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain e degree demoralizes those who make i It those who sell It and those who drink believe from the time It Issues from the tolled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches j It f do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid crime All you have to do Is to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius it has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do j not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called G INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGrantIn Is this government founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfield COLLEGEofMEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material PEEP MODERATE Fall term opens in September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSLER M Stoy- S45647 Ashland Av CMoafle III I ilB REVEREND SPENCER Lexingtons Camp ellJte Sky Buster Goes Dean Le One Better v One of the most demoralizing things In the whole of America Is the Lex ington race trackiy + Dean Baker P Loa 1ntors- ince so got into the good graces of this gang by giving tliem It was a trump card for Le and he played It well and got much glory and many sfmolcons from the nco horse men Who always have plenty of money that It when they alnt gone busted Now tho Lexington Democrat de poseth thusly MR SPENCER PREACHES IN FRONT OFPHOENIX HOTEL To Large Crowd of Horsemen Who Give Close Attention to His Able Sermon Both the local and visiting horsemen were afforded an impromptu and unique religious service last night which was not on the regular program and was brought to them in a rather unexpected manner Rev L J Spencer of the Central Christian Ohurch having no services at his church on account of the Bible Society meeting at the opera house secured a hay wagon and with sever al members of his choir held services in front of the Phoenix Hotel preach ing to a large crowd Mr Spencer maijo a very strong ad dress and everyone listened to him with attention He said In the courso of his re marks that the great sin and evil which Lexington has to contend with today is not the evil of the gambling table the evil of the saloon or any other along such lines but tho evil of seJfrlghteousnesfl which he de clared Is about to encompass tho city Several songs are sung before and during these and Mr Spencer closed wiUfVa beautiful ap peal and prayer at tH iconcluslon of hhlhlIazIPil s QtJtlM turfcnokeq back sraotnered subs and wiped an unbidden tear from their cheeks Mr Spencer mode a deep impression on his listeners and sowed seed that may yet blossom forth Into a bounteous harvest- I did want to go to Barnums Circus mighty bad but thought It was too wicked a place for a clergyman But If I had known that Hop Laudeman Hal Headley and Milt Young and my cousin Charles W Moore were going to choke hack smothered sobs and wipe an unbidden tear from their cheeks I would haVo gone to see that show It it cost when I could have gone to the circus for 50 cents But just think about ono unbidden tear for all that gang The CampbelllteS think Spencer Is a little tin Jesus on wheels but some of the old boys smile audibly when they hear LEXINGTON DAUGHTERS Of the Revolution Dont Want Any Tom Paine In Thelrn While I was reading In tho Blade Dr Wilsons account of that old she fool Daughter of tho Revolution that Wilson had tho tussle with about Tom Paino at Mt Vernon there was visiting at our homo a lady from Lexington who Is a Daughter of the Revolution She said that sometime since a committee from the D A Rs asked her If she would write a paper to be read at a meeting of that or ganization The lady said It depends upon what the subject Is I will write one If you let me select my subject The committee then asked her what the subject would be and tho lady re plied Tom Paine The spokesman of tho party sad Oh we dont know anything about him and such a piece would give of tense to the society The lady replied I know you do not know anything about him anti that tho reason want to write about htm Tho committee declined to allow the piece and the lady said Well then you will ha to get somebody else to write for you BELIEF IN WITCHCRAFT NOT PROOF OF INSANITY Important Decision Reversing a Judgment Handed Down by the Indiana Supreme Court Indianapolis Ind Oct 7ln a de cision of the Supreme Court revers ing for lack of evidence a judgment declaring tho will of Joseph Walt In valid the court decided that a mans belief In witchcraft does not prove him Insane It was shown by tho evidence that Walt wandered over his farm near Indianapolis for days at a time search ing for hidden treasure He carried- a ball tied to a string and ho said that when the ball whirled around the treasure would be found dlreTStly un der the spot In his opinion Judge Hadley said that there were many sane people ftii U1 THE RESCUE OF CIRARDULLECEMRS TO COME TO THE RESCUED THIS GRAND INSTITUTION vThe series bfIetters from Dr J B Wilson hpw being published hi The Blade arq of Immense value as they are bringing Freethinkers In touch with each other and giving out a vast deal of Information that is of Importance and that will stimulate effort In our common cause The National Liberal Party was not born In vain There Is pressing need for its work which Is far reach ing and vast import in maintaining and protecting true American princi ples and liberty of thought and of the press I am profoundly Impressed with the Idea that Dr J B Wilson who Is now tho President of the N L P is the rjght man in the right place and if its members will give the proper allegiance tho N L P will become a power la the land It will not take overpowering numbers to do this but to attack giant wrongs with overpowering minds and argu ments are necessary The mental and moral calibers of Freethinkers and orthodox Christians are now in strong contrast before the world and ortho Is entrenched in its retusIIngthinkers in open honorable battle President Wilsons honest clearcut expose of how affairs are being con ducted at GIrard College Philadel phia in direct defiance of the will of Stephen Girard Freethinker Is enough to stir the blood of the most lukewarm Rationalist The truth is demonstrated that the Chris tians have stolen this college with Its princely endowment and trampled on expressed wishes of Stephen Girard the Atheist who expressly directs Ins his jwlll that priests ftJJtl1tCffi1 shall be excluded from Girard lege which Is one of the most princely benefactions of modern times Think of this institution that yearly feeds clothes and educates 100 boys Think of tho apathy of Rationalists In allowing the Christian robbers to seize this college poison the minds of Girards beneficiaries sult tho memory of the benefactor and have audacity to proclaim to the world that Freethinkers have tablished no educational or charitable institutions Yet all this has been done without protest of late years Dr J B Wilson has turned the Xrays on this bold robbery Is It not who believed n the power of a forked stick In revealing underground water supplies and that many scholarly business men believe In spiritualism clalrvoyancy transmigration of souls and witchcraft He pointed out that Blackstono and Sir Matthew Halo believed In witches In their burnin- gCommentThatsa beautiful howdy do A lower court has decided that to believe In witches and witchcraft Is prima facie evidence of Insanity and a court of appeals says It Is not We are continually being told by the clergy that law of this country Is based upon the Bible How does It happen then that there Is any con tention about witches and witchcraft when the Bible says plainly that there are witches and witchcraft and says that wtches ought to be killed had a neighbor named Shely who claimed to be a witch and practiced his art for money The following passages In tho Bible teach that there are witches and witchcraft Ex 2218 Dent 18101 Sam 16232 Chlan 33GGal Ci202 Kings 22Mic- 612Nall SKYBUSTER Sours on the Good OldFashioned Hell Tho San Francisco Examiner reports a sermon by Rev Dr Clampett Clamp it Is a good name for a preacher In which occurs the following Infidels tell us that the number of men who now take an Interest In re ligious matters Is less than In tho last century This Is untrue Not every man who does not go to church Is an enemy of religion Many good pure true men do not attend church servo ices Huxley who spent a lifetime seeking tho truth was not a member of any church Tyndall who spent ten years In analyzing a ray of light could not bring himself to accept all tho teachings of the church but ho was not therefore an enemy of tho Christian religion I am not of those who believe that men who go to church are necessarily better than those who do not Only 5 pet cent of the men of our State are members of churches To my mind there Is a fourfold reason for this rime dissatisfaction with the past teachings of the church accounts In part for the dearth of men withinY tiro mat there should bo a concerted movement in tho United States among Rationalists of all types to bring his Girard College affair before eSlpremeCourt of the United States to discover whether Girards will i5 being carried out or know the reason why boys who go out from Girard Collega wero not dosed with religious supersdtlons and allowed to think andrejison for themselves as Girard should they would be a power In tho progress of the race Cannot tho N L P Inaugurate this movement to rescue Girard College Christian robbers who have lllte wolves in sheeps cloth Ing tajten possession of this Instltu time Let the N L P ask the fluencE of nil the Freethlhkers In the Republic to aid In the rescue There are doubtless lawyers of greatest ability who would freely glvetlielr services to right this great wrong for nearly all lawyers of abil ity are Rationalists Let tho N L P appplnt committees with copies of in their hands to at Glrarlltwill and other exercises examine its text books find out who Its teachers are and what they are teachii g the students there and mand fin the courts that all these timings be done In accordance with Girnrd twill Theo are different times from those when Daniel Webster disgraced himself bdefendlng this gigantic Cbrlttinstea1Chrlstlanlty in tho8e1ftays was not the retreating apologetic paralytic that It is today It counot exist at all if it did not rpbjhiUnanlty of Its reason rob wo human rights rob th- eOfrttlliensnLrufiRfylifiyearly In taxes rob death Freethinkers arid pilfer pennies dimes and dollars by tho begging process prac tised upbn the poor and Ignorant Let the movement to rescue Girard College be Inaugurated at tho next convention of the N L P and let us give to President Wilson the honor duo hips for its inauguration Let the Freethought press throughout the country take this matter up Lotus all Join hearts and hands to res cue Girards memory from dishonor and Girard College from the Chris tian robbersJOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky Its pale One of the earliest pictures can recall is that of a clergyman hanging over the rail of a threedecker pulpit and painting a picture of a ma terial hella place of perpetual pun ishment for evil doers so horrible that for weeks afterward my sleep was troubled with terrible nightmares Thank heaven the doctrine of a material hell Is now no longer taught by our churches Wo no longer condemn to everlasting punishment all those who venture to disagree with us In religious matters Tho belief in a material hell does not square with the doctrine of an allwise and lov ing God I had long cherished the Idea that there was a real old fashiomed Bible hell of fire and brimstone because It looked like tho only way I could over get event with old Rucker but It looksllke the preachln brethrlng wont have it- CLERICALS AND SOCIALISTS- IN BLOODY COLLISION Seven Persons Were Killed and Many Hurt at Bllboa Spain Bllboa Spain Oct 12As a result of the collision yesterday between Socialists engaged In a demonstration- and a body of clericals seven per sons were killed and thirtythree were wounded some of tho latter being mortally Injured Including tho manager of the Pueblo a newspaper Among tho wounded are Superior Louis Dautler of the Christian Brothers Schools Revolvers wero fired from tho Catholic Club and from the windows of the church of St Nicholas Tho vicar of that church was arrested- on the charge of shooting several So cialists and a number of other priests were arrested charged with Instlgat Ing rle t- During the figntlng the antlclerlcals threw a priest in the river Lexington Democrat PREACHERCHAFFEUR Of Newtown Collides With Buggy Full of People at Lancaster Child Badly Hurt Rev Joseph Severance of tho Nowtown Christian Church and a brother of Mr Sam Severance of tho Herald of this city was returning r4 + 7 from a visit to his homo at Stanford througliLancastertaming Mrs James Sutton her s ter and two small children Reports say teat all tho occupants of tho buggy wore Injured but how seriously Is not known though It Is feared that one of tho children Is hurt Severanco Is one of the most popular of the ministers of his de nomination In the State and his friends will regret to hear of his misfortune CommentThe Campbelllte preacher Is gltten there Ell If common people dont want to bo run over by preachers automobiles let them get out of the wayrDamn tho peoplelt BIBLE MIRACLE The Burning Rush Shown to Be a Natural Phenomenon Harmony Grove Ga Oct 03 Mr Charles C Moore Lexington Ky Dear Mr MooroI enclose you part of ono page of Sundays Constitu tion published at Atlanta Ga What do you think of the enclosed picture of tho Burning Bush Please send mo a souvenir of your foreign trip- have been taking Blue Grass Blade only a short time Like it so Ia much Yours truly R L SAUNDERS Comment I have been at Kow Gardens near London and sup pose they are the most famous bo tanical collections In the world On the part of the page sent me Is a picture evidently made from a pho tograph of the growing flower Un der the picture Is tho following The plant which scientists believe Is Moses Burning Bush Drought from an Arabian Desert to Kew Gardens England It bursts into flames exactly as the bush In the Old Testament miracle didtAnd then there Is Burning Bush Said to Be In Britain Special Correspondence LonQon Oct 2Here Is the first photograph whch has been taken of a remarkable plant which Is now at Kew Gardens Londons celebrated horticultural grounds on the Thames anivbi ia uncommon IntQr UpenfisTetThelt h t JiwiIij eISsY- itrow on otto of the most famous of the Old Testament miracles plant has Just been brought from thoj Arabian desert and numerous scion tlsts declare It to be Identical with the burning bush which Moses saw burst Into flame at his approach and blaze for some time without being sumed Extraordinary to state the plant at Kew which grows to height of or feet possesses the remarkable property of exhaling an inflammable gas from its flowers which on being approached by a light takes fire and burns brightly for a few moments tho plant In the mean while remains uninjured owing to ItsI the hot deserts of Arabia where the plant naturally grows more orously than at Kew a larger quantity of this gas is exhaled and it Is probable that the fierce rays of tho sun frequently cause it to take fire It cannot be said that the discovery of this plant and its strange charac teristics adds greatly to tho Impress Iveness of the Bible story hut there It Is to ho regarded as you please In appearance tho burning bush plant suggests an arid sterile habitat Its leaves are of a dull sago green told and the gas exhaling blossoms are pale pink It Is not generally known that nu merous lowers give forth gases In a small degree notably tho lily of the valley and the meadow sweet filch grows so profusely In English meadows Tho blossoms of both these plants exhale fumes of deadly prusic acid by night and all flow ers throw oft considerable quantities of carbonic acid gas in tho darkness this being why It Is unhealthy to keep flowers In a bed room Comment Continued Tho Bible account of tho burning bush Is as fol lowsExodus 111 24 And time angel- o the Lord appeared unto him Moses in a flame of fire out of tho midst of the bush and ho looked and behold the bush burned with fire and the bush was not consumed And Moses said I will now turn aside and see this great sight why the bush Is not consumed And when the Lord saw that ho turned aside to see God called unto him out of the midst of bush said Moses Mosog And ho said Here am That the bush was not consumed has In all the years that I havo read the Bible nun heard It read been un derstood to bo a miracle and evident ly whoever wrote Uiat account In tho Bible uudo stood that It was a mir acle that tho bush was not consumed Moses as supposing the nonconsump tion of tho bush to be a miracle the lie about God talking to him out of tho burning bush wasi simply added thou as religious lies are now told by priests mud preachers to de ceive people to got their money And now for perhaps very first time since that story was written in the Bible intelligent people can see plainly that tho Bible miracle of the burning bush was simply a tural phenomenon and that tho Bible story about It is simply a priestly com AN OLD I I SOLDIERlTEL- LS ME ABOUT DOG FENNEL f AND ROOSEVELTS BOOKS J A few days since In Lexington I took up into my buggy a man who was wnlkng In my direction each of us going to our respective homes Ho ttpont four years In the Federal army during the Civil War He has doliterary life and is in my Judgment most competent man In tho State to write a history of the Stato of Kentucky Ho said I have read Dog Fennel and nil of Roose velts books When I read Dog Fennel I just laughed until I like to have tumbled out of my chair but Roosevelt is n nasty lowflung fool and the most corrigible egotist I ever read after Ho then told me that he had read in the Blade what had written about writing a book to be called Cane tlIlist of all the histories from which could get information on the sub ject such as I would need pound of lie and Ignorance of cock anti bull stories that are found In tho Bible Thus every discovery helps Infidel t ity and gives tho He to Christianity Lexington Leader CANE RIDGE The Name of a New Book to Be Written by the Heathen Editor Friends of Editor C C Moore oft r Blue Grass Blade who have read his Dog Fennel In the Orient have iprevailed on him to write a book on Cane Ridge as he recently publish ry ed he might do 5 Mr Moore In a note to the Leader says ho will undertake the work which t will require two months to complete It provided ho can get as many as 500 pledged subscriptions in adyance A prominent feature In thetJjpok Io94Ibugrandfather and of his terfcher Alexander Campbell who ti founded Cano Ridge Church whlcbliwas the cradle of the Christian Church Mr Moore explains that tthe suggestion to write the book fcame from a recent celebration atrotthat church details of which were published at time In the LeaderIComment Tho Leader here makes a common mistake by saying that exander Campbell was the founder of Cane Ridge Church while It is true that Stone founded that church eight years before Campbell came to America The Leader has promised to correct the mistake Commodore Barry and Paine r wish to say In regard to Catholic historians that they are more fair to Thomas Paine and work in the Revolution than Protest4jant preachers At tho Barry meeting In Phlladel phla Michael J Ryan the orator of the evening stated that success thrilled tho patriots They indeed needed encouragement for these three months as Paines historic phrase described them In the times that tried mens souls In 1780 tnlngs In America were In a deplorable condition Ac companying Laurens as passengers upon the ship Alliance In Barrys care were Thomas Paine anil Count Do Novallis brotherinlaw of Lafayette Parry safely landed his passengers in Franco and they secured from timeYKing six million livers This money enabled Gen Washington to pay his jiarmy j tMr Ryan Is a Catholic but was not p afraid to mention Palnes work Hon or whore honor Is duo At the Valley Forgo camp purchased by tho United States GovFuernment for a park they have erected yt- chapel on the spot where Parson IIf was prayWeoms said Washington In the snow They have a gos Ipol shop there now ill- attended tho deillcatlon of tho 1 ground and not a word escaped from the lips of preachers there about tit Paine or tho reading of his Crisis to Y1 the soldiers by Gon Washingtons or hers It was prayer prayer prayer Washington pie and lemonade 4Ipeanuts on Sunday J B ELLIOTT I AMONG THE PREACHER BRETH RING At Muscatlno Iowa T E lIeersWsinging evangelist was sent to tho penitentiary for live years forxeswindling Iowans out of thousands dollars r Outline OltlaRev John M Lind Methodist was suspended from tho ministry for one year charged with having made Improper advances to a t girl years old Ono faro plus for tho round trip to points In Arkansas Indian Terri tory Oklahoma Texas and Now Mexl 7 co via Rock Island System Tickets on sale tho first and third Tuesdays of each month Let G D Bacon DnP A Cincinnati 0 tell you about it yryx 4 ita6a r r 1 I BLUE GRASS BLADE r+Ho+++++ + 1ot+ NLPThis Xthe National Liberal Party Matter Intended for Publication Should Be Addressed to Morris Sachs Secretary Atlas Bank Building Clnclnnnatl Ohio E + t 3F34I H3 F3 F3 Fd t hd 3 Larclimont Manor N Y Oct 6191 Mr Morris Sachs Dear SlrYour letter of the 30th ult with the handsome certificate duly received for whlcn 4ou have my sincere thanks I fcfft my ago nnd infirmities will hardly permit me to display as you kindly represent It the Interest in everything appear talnlng to freethought and human ity for the future that I have ns you think exhibited in the past Dr Wilson who so recently visited me 4s in my Larchmont home can tell you about that I feel sure ho will ex cusp me on account of my physic Inability I shall undoubtedly fcel the same Interest I havo over felt In the cause but can hardly do active 1service which I greatly regret to the proposed sending y of Dr Wilson to Home to represent America In the coming Liberal Con 1 gress in the Eternal City I am In + full sympathy with the western move ment but why not state the details t 3briefly and definitely over and undi the names of the subscribers published in the Blade If a synopsis of your article which 9appeared on the third page of tho the 20th of September under j the caption of RomeWilson could appear each week over the list of names of subscribers and a syno sis of what Dr Wilson adds in gard to the same matter on the last page of the same isssue could follow the same list so that every new reader would understand the matter I would feel sure that the list would grow more rapidly- In a recent number of the Blad I saw two separate lists one heal ed Wilson and Rome and the other Rome Congress Fund In your 4 statement of the matter you propose that the subscriber hand in the subscription now while Dr Wilson in bls article tells his friends nob to sOlid in any money until it is seen that he could attend the Congress Of course everybody knows that Dr Wilson is mortal and like all mor tltar4vldes for any such contingency am in my opinion is the better one We all want Dr Wilson to go If thFashproceedings through his keen eyes and we would like to have a repor i the same through his graphic per il2 Id be altgaaLssaUsbctorv our personal attendance If It shouli be impossible for him or some othe suitable Liberal to represent us let 4S the money be returned to each sut scrIber as you propose r Let the price of the book be dell nitely stated so that each subscribe may know Just how many copies of the same he will be entitled to Then have no doubt the list will grov rapidly I hereby subscribe for 1 worth of books and Dr Foote Jr for 500 worth and enclosed is my check covering the two subscriptions It is our desire the Sr F and Jr F that Dr Wilson represent us If possible If for any reason my sug gestiona are not practicable give them the goby and put this letter into the waste paper basket but have a suspicion that many have been waiting like myself to see the prop osition take a little moro deflate form in the place devoted to the announcement of subscriptions given In the Blue Grass Blade each week Yours truly E O FOOTE In behalf of Dr Wilson I extend sincere thanks to Dr Foote senior and Junior I am also obliged to the doctor for his suggestion and judging fro ma conversation I recently had with Dr Wilson the plan proposed by Dr Footo is perfectly agreeable to WilsonWo hope that Dr Wilson will be able to attend the Rome Congress and if anything now unforseen should prevent his going we can then agree upon some one else- I I may bo bold In my assertion and may be premature In my suggestion but I am now ready to cast my vote for an alternate to the Rome Congress in favor of Dr T J Bowles of Mun cle Ind And again if nobody is selected tq go every dollar contributed will bo returned to the subscribers in full There will be no expense attached in returning the money as the same can be easily checked out and mailed to the proper persons and the In terest we would receive from the t Trust Company would more than pay for postage At this writing Friday morning October wo have 36 deposited in The Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati to the credit of the RomeWilson fund and hope this fund will grow rapidly M S The Rome Congress There will be a Congress of the Freethinkers of the World held at Rome Italy in September 1904 The friends of Dr J B Wilson of Cin cinnati 0 have started a movement to have the doctor represent American Freethought at that Congress Besides tho usual expenses which such a Journey envolves the doctor will be obliged to engage the ser vices of Interpreters and stenogra phers in order to be able to give a complete and accurate report of the return from Rome the doc tor will write a bookan account of his Journey observations and pro ceedings of the Congress This book will be sold for ono dollar a copy and ndltional postage about 20 the Journey heavy expenses for Interpreters and stenographers nnd tho publication of tine book will re quire quite a large sum of money It Is necessary that Dr Wilsons friends and those who may desire the boolt send in their subscriptions and con trlbutlons as early as possible Of course subscriptions will bo re celved now oven If the money does not accompany tho order but It Is preferred that he money be sent now if possible For that purpose an account has been opened in The Central Trust nnd Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati In the name of tho RomeWilsc Fund where the money is deposited as soon as received and will draw Interest until needed All contributions and subscriptions will be acknowledged through the Blade and the amount on deposit stated each week A good many people havo ordered ten and five copies of tho book ana It Is hoped that others will follow this request of Dr Wilson the undersigned is keeping an account of all subscriptions and contribution and for convenience it Is dcslrab that all such contributions and sUb scriptlons be sent directly to him The amount contributed and number of books subscribed for Is Tho amount on deposit at the Central Trust Safety De posit Company is Money can be sent in any form that Is most convenient to the sender Address Morris Sachs Atlas Bank Building Cincinnati Ohio Knights Templar Talking Throug Their Large Hats A Chicago dispatch tells about a scheme of the Knights Templar to raise an army of 500000 of their gang to go to Turkey to fight the enemies of Christ even uuto death Ive been over there lately and saw those fellows That kind of tall through your big cocked hats wit feathers In them is all right and safe If you Just stay in Chicago and do it but if you go over to that tout try on any such picnic excursion as that and you ever get back to this country at all It will be in woode overcoats and fine large hole through your anatomy and you had better make your wlllsif you bay any property except your hatsbin fore you go Let me know before you go and will write over there and give the- LaId boys a pointer or two About 15 of them would skedaddl a Knight Templar reglmjent unti they would run and drown themselve in the sea like those Bible hogs tha had the devil them St Louis Chronicle MARRY A WOMAN WITH SENSE EVEN IP SHE HAS NQRELIGIOI + 7 Sioux City la Oct 9Gebmar red and marry a woman with common sense This is the advice Bish op Charles H Fowler of Buffalo N Y gave to young men Just entering the ministry at the session of the Northwest Iowa Methodist Episcopal marry a woman Just cause she is pious said tho Bishop with great seriousness If It is pul to you to choose between a woman who has a great deal of common sense and no religion and religion and no common sense choose the woman with commo nsense About The Dark Ages 5702 South Ashland Ave Chicago Sept 30 03 Blue Grass Blade A friend of mine a graduated pharmacist contends that the Dark Ages were before Christianity Were they before or afterRespectfully W W WALACE AnswerThe Standard Dictionary was gotten up at a cost of 1000000 by Funk Waynalls both Methodists Funk being a preacher Under the word Age they define as folows Dark Ages the period in Euro pean history beginning with the ir ruption of tho barbarian hordes before the fall of the Western Roman Em dire A D 476 extending to the Ital- Ian Renaissance 13th century and characterized by tho decay of civiliza Ion It was a period of nearly 1000 years md was the only time that the Christian religion ever had complete and mdisputed control of Europe and it brought about the decay of civillza lon Wo would have Just such mother decay of civilization in America should the Christian relig- Ion ever get supreme control here Trying to Make a Christian of Paine Great Debate at Radical League etween James B Elliott of Fhiladel phla and Rev Dr Causen of New rork November 1 230 p m Subject The work and writings of Thomas acne prove him to be a Christian and not an Atheist or infidel Mr Elliott of the Paine M sociation to open time 45 minutes Rev Dr Clausen to reply 45 min Fainlto selected by Mr Elliott 10 minutesA selected by tho chairI man 10 minutes- A Palnelte 10 minutes- A clergyman 10 minutes Knows Priest Vernlmont Brother MooreI herewith hand 125 for which please send me Iyou Fennel little stupid priest Vernlmont Is scarcely known In town lived near him else I would not have Imown him I am a very poor I am waiting for Dog Fennel Command me If I can be of any ser vice to you Very sincerely yours r SHORTLETTERS Phillips Ind TerDear Sir Find enclosed 40 cents for which send mo four Freethought buttons I also mall my card for the Blue Grass Blat A friend gave me a copy of Dog Fennel which I havo read and like very muchFRANK MILLER Billings Mont Enclosed 100 for Dog Fennel In the Orient Please send by return man I ani very anx lous to read u I will soon send tho dollar for my Blade and will try to get some subscribers for it 1Iy neighbors read It and are beginning to see things in a different light Thoy see that the Bible is a pretty big story bookMRS E G CLARK Tltusvllle PaEnclosed money or der for 482232 for two Dog Fen- nels to me150 for three new scribers for Blade as per enclosed slip and tor the 100 balance send me two subscription cards I am glad Bro Moore Is back safe I was afraid he would have a scrap with some of those Oriental ghosts About getting subscribers for the Blade I dont know any better way than for every friend of the Blade to get a move on him or her and send In new scribers If every friend of the Blade would do as I am doingsend the money for five moreyou would soon have your 25000 I want the Dlade Magazine J L PEEBLES it Terrell TexasEnclosed 100 for Dog Fennell In Orient The Blade Is all right I wish every zen of America could and would re- aitL W STROUD M D West Sutton MassTo sayI than M Grier KIdder for his sympathy tended to Miss De Christ of Goorgli is but expressing mildly my appreciation of his action In behalf or human- Ity in general and woman in partlci liar Were such conduct as reporte of that prison woman universally noted and censured as It should be would such conduct not sooty cease In a civilized country LUCY WATER PHELPS Cincinnati Ohio Mr R D Moore of 425 East Third Street Clncin one of our dear friends requests me to notify you in his stead to add his name to Dr Wilsons Rome fiind to the amount bf 10A M KRONE St Louis MoMr Jas E Hughes I am advised you have publihed a book on the trip of the stiamshl Moltke 1903 entitled Dcjg Fennel in the Orient by Charles C Moore and the price of theimme 100 This sum I enclosfiM asl ou to sent met iJk Wnb cos Is greater I will remit ItJdSEPHD- ICKSON Xenia OhloThe Lord loveth a cheerful giver Give unto tire Lord etc you hear every time you go tc church and are given to understand that if you dont pay up into hell you go The Lord is always wanting money in his business and Peters pence must be paid if it taxes the last dime In the house The leverage Christian pays about 10 a yealor wont get a ticket through the pearly and wont get his golden slippers nor get to sit on the edge of a damp cloud and plunk his Harp The Lord is always hard up for money to run his business and If the Christian dont pay the shop will be shut against him and the Christian shark will lie and tell his dupe lhat that money goes to the Lord But when there Is a call made for money by the Blue Grass Blade you are given to understand what the money Is lie about it I am one of your new subscribers and am not so familiar with the Blade as some are but it has given me my moneys worth and tome more I am for sending Dr Wll son to Rome arid hope he will make Como howl I think each subscriber to the Blade should pay 100 to that und so as to give him a god send ofr One of my correspondents is surprised at seeing my name to the Vllson fund and calls me an old heathen If being a Freethinker is being a heathen then I am it and have been for forty years or more iind enclosed 120 for Dog Fennel I have taken a small dose of Dog Fennel through the kindness Bro Fishering and found too dose ood It cleanses the system and reinvigorates the body and I want ome of it about the house in case of emergency I take pleasure In recommending it to Christians afflicted with any disease of the mind as the best medicine for that purpose in the country I promise to pay my hare toward the advancement of hu manity as my limited means will pe- rmltn C MILLER Miller OklaEnclosed for Dog Fennel If you got myt quart of booze that Christ made out of water that I asked you to get me lease send the booze along with the book and Ill read Dog Fennel for Information and drink the booze for recreation Put me down 100 for Dlado Magazine JOS FALWELL Sawyer lowaMr Moore I close you from the Madison Democrat a clipping about a preacher Preachers are the very thing wo dont need We need more Tom Palnes and gersolls and Moores I am a reader of the Blade that comes to my son and I think it the best Freethought paper I over read I would think ReV Raymond Vernlmont would forever r lCepI stll1 You cannot be too hard on a Christian Yours for truth and Free thought1mS E R BAKER Comment The clipping Is about Irvin B Taylor Methodist bigamist now In Jail OUey IowaI am a subscriber to J1 JIJIIr the Blade and am heartily in accord with your modus operandi of combat ing the Inconsistencies and semlbi barous teachings of tho great Johnnlo Bull fake commonly known as the Holy Bible Enclosed you will find remittance for two copies of Dog e- nneJC E PRICE Linn Crock Mo Through tho dllll ness of Mr Talbtitt of Proctor Mo I have read the Blue Grass Blade for about one year and must say It Is an eyeopener havo never seen a copy of the paper that was not worth more than a years subscription to It I like yourself once belonged to the Christian church I also tried the Methodist church for some years but the death of my mother and a dear brother neither of whom belonged to any church opened my eyes Ac cording to my religion they would both be in hell today I could not enjoy heaven and know or belles that fact I enclose 225 Send me Dog Fennel and credit me one year on DladoH W OHALFANT RIchland Centre WitI wish to say that the two books Dog Fennel and Behind tho Bars have been received see by the wrapper of my Blade that my subscription has expired and I enclose nsweet liam for renewal I will subscrll for the Blade Magazine and will take two If not tlireo copies I enjoy reading the Blade very much Also Dog Fennel I was striken with paralysis nearly two years ago but am getting better all tho time I attribute my improvement to read ing Blade I am nearly 68 years old and It Is with great difficulty that I can write I will send you 25 cents and you can send mo one of those Infidel buttonsJ B CASEY Oak Centre WlsFlnd 100 to new for the Blade as it has been our house a welcome weekly visitor for so long Thanks for printing the obituary of my dear husband Wo had been married 52 years and six months and wero always together You can Imagine how lonely am MRS SMITH EMERSON Now York City Last March I met Captain Loyd of New Rochelle and through him for the first time learned of the Blue Grass Blade I subscribed for six months to see bow would like it and find that I not do without It so you will find closed cents to pay for another six months and cents for back numbers for last weeks Blade was the only one I havo had for six weekt because my orthodox Christian neigh hors are stealing my Blades tram my box will also send for Dog FennelMRS LEANDER BROWN Rochelle Enclosed 220120f- or Dog Fennell and 100 to tend my time on Blade Please send a Holy Land pebble to my woman R G PRACTZ St Louts MoJas E Hughes I understand that you have published a book by Dr Moore of his travels In tha Or1c1tla9t I tool that win iimTshould like to have a copy so I enclose 100 which- I understand Is the price If not cor rect please advise and I will send bal anteW G CHAPPEL Pasadena CalFlnd 25 cents foi Blades of September Also Pint stamps for a rock from Jerusalem I dont want the one that has tin print of Jesus big heel in it I wane Jerusalem rock to give me an ex cuse to gore some of the overly pious E LEWIS Toledo Ohio Thanks for the stone from Calvary tho reputed place ol the crucifixion of J C although John says It was Golgotha I havo enjoyed Dog Fennel very much Mrs Harriet M Closz for a nickel sent me Tom Palnos Age of Reason It is line There Is a family In East erty my home that would not let a Blade come in their home and burned one that happened to get in there rhey believe that God would punish them for letting a Blade come In their mouse One of them told me so They ore Methodists VICTOR H HAMIL CONAnswerSome scripture apologists iay that Mount Calvary is called Gol gotha meaning tine place of the ikull because tho side of Calvary oaks like a human skull It is a lie Il does not look like It and no guide showed or told any of us anything of hat kind It Is quite a smooth little mountain or hill not more than 100 Oct high Louisville Ky Enclosed money der for 340 One dollar Is to tinue my subscription and tho 240 Is for two Dog Fennels Please end me a souvenir LEWIS DEL WS East Liberty Ohlol failed to get odays Issue of the Blade Please end mo one I do not want to miss anY of Dr Wilsons letters Several of us here will soon renew our subscriptions I enjoy reading Dog Fe- nneJW H FLACK Grand Rapids WlsI have fre uently In your paper called atten 1on to my pet hobby a fraternal so clety for Freethinkers so far without nny results Now I want to know If any of your readers know anything rout the French or Grand Orient usonlc order This Is tho order that haS given the Pope many sleepless nights and has the honor of having earned the old Fakers enmity It also an order that an honest man can join without swearing he believes tho great Holy Smoke and bears Ue or no resemblance to the Willie boys who comprise the Masonic order of tho Engllsh speaking world If has the ability to worry the old Mother of Fakers church In the old country why would it not be a good plan torus to support It and adapt It to ditions in this country and so have international society already formed to jlno I am told It has- been instituted in French Canada t Who can toll mo anything about It W O PURVIS AnswerI am on principle posed to any kind of secret society but I would come nearer Joining this one than any that I know of Cleveland OhloI have read 3our Dog Fennel In Orient what a hell of a name for so grand a book through twIce the first time rush a Was as much interested the second time ns first You seem to bo quite undecided about this party called J Christ whether he she or It over existed or was crucified In one or more places My investigation has satisfied me that there did not at tbo tlmo and place mentioned exist nn such thing Enclosed find 10 cents for which send mo as many Blue Grass Blades of last issue as you can ford That letter of Dr Wilson should ho road by all people in Attic IcaE C BACON IMoscow Idaho Enclosed 120 for Dog Fennel As to Infidels belong- Ing to Freemasons there are lots them I have found In my trave three saloons for one church or school I am called nn outlaw because I do not smoke chew drink liquor or go to church to bo told I am going to hell I fought three years and four months most part of tho tlmo behlr the bars to free the colored man and ho Is not free yetnor we either bought one of Morgans books about Masonry and a color dman was ahout to break my head fdr having ltt That book must be tho true stuffJA1mS H GILES j Palmer NebFlnd enclosed 100 Angus1904J At Wheeling W Va John Laughll opened the Bible at his favorite chapter and blew out his brains with a pistol James W Hopkins fell dead In church at Ravenwood Baptist church Lewlston PaEnclosed find 200 for a copy of Dog Fennel In tho Orient sent to me and for anoUie copy which please send to Miss ther M Pennebaker Vlrglllun Vr We have enjoyed very much read Ing of the first chapters upon Its ai rlvalROBT U JACOB Comment Mr Jacob was on that same cruise and wrote a pamphlet about It that Is quite interesting called A Trip to the Orient with Cooks Malthe Cruise In 1903 St Louis MoI am Informed b3 Mr R M Bain of this city con cornIng your book on tho Moltki cruise of which I was a participant enclose 100 for a copyE II SEM PLECommentThats the man who got off the joke about Joshua making sun stand still as we crossed the val ley of AJalon See Dog Fennel Detroit Mich Enclosed 250 foi five subscribers The one to mysel Is in addition to my regular subscription Tho other four are renewals Pleases send mti tour souvenirs wll take one of Dr7 OoltsDR F FETTIG Dear Mr Moore On page 308 Dog Fennel In Orient you spear of Voltaire as having said about Jesus Christ Ecresez Ilnfame This li a bad break Voltaire meant Catholic church and nothing else Vol talre knew that Romanism meant humbug mental slavery and oppres sionCommentHad no name to it He may be right I think ho Is wrong Leonardsvllle Kas Enclosed please find bill and stamps for 120 for which please send me one copy of Dog Fennel In the Orient and If you have any moro of Mr Moores souvenirs from the Holy Land I wish you would send me three one for myself and two for two of my friends ieroDR HENDERSON Ogden S CFor enclosed stamps please send copies of the Blade of October 11 to following addresses I want Dr Wilsons letter Blade continues to grow better but the only thing It lacketh is Hestons cartoons A L NEEL- YAnswerVill have Heston cartoons when we get the 10000 clrcula Ion Rockvllle Idaho Enclosed 220 100 for renewal and ono for that toted book caned Dog Fennel In the Ment written by as clean a man- S over mado footprints In that sacred country though I do not believe they would be visible 1900 years form now nor do I believe that then even a leaglo could scent them so to the people of that day he will be a lost coon So I look him up nowF P BALL Sulphur Spring TexasDear Old Var Please send me your description of Jerusalem I believe you can it Dog Fennel Its a mighty linking name but I will take It and see if I will go there when I die tend me one of Mrs Lots toes or ome other pebble to keep mo from forgetting but I expect I will forget a whole Lot when I die Enclosed 120G M CALVERT Wrangell AlaslaI have read Dog Fennel In the Orient and am Ighly pleased with It Its historical aluo alono Is enough to commend It to any rlgbtthlnklng person Your manner of description Is excellent and vivid That book should be In the imlly libraries of all who seek for truth rather titan fiction Bro Moore please send mo tone mementoes of your trip for my sister and myself Enclosed find postage for them Put mo down for two Blade Magazines and I will take five of Wilsons trip RomeR W SIMPSON Webster City In Oct 7 1903 Charles C Moore Lexington Ky Dear FriendPlease accept my thanKa for the specimen souvenirs from the Orient It was very thoughtful of you to think of your admirers whUe away off yonder In the prom m OUvethowcvorthe one you sent from Quakeracre for the Kentucky soil that has produced Intellects like Josephine K Henrys and such stalwart defenders of truth as yourself is moro sacred to mo than that of tho so called Holy Lands of tho East ThoSlIhlnxI do not wonder from Its flinty ap pearance that the old Egyptian has withstood tho storms of suns of cen without Injuring her stability of purpose to withhold from man tho secrets of time The porous specimen which was once a superheated substance front throughthopotency as an agent of God In de stroying cities because of the wickedness of the people- I sincerely thank you for these remembrances and trust that you may continue to give us the many Httlo Incidents of your trip In tho Blade which were crowded out of your book Yours sincerely HARRIET M CLOSZ P SWhlle moving I tools a severe ofthedlfilcult for mo to write Will send a contribution to the Blade as soonjas it Is possible for me to do H C ROME CON CRESS FUND II C King Carlisle Ky 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would naturally be a great many people who would prefer to pay cents for a mtipilno each mouth that would have nit In It Unt the pa per had had for the preceding month and especially as they could got the magazine for ents a year when the paper costs a year If not gotten InI clubs of five 6r more In which cuss It is 50 cents Tho magazine Is tot going to be any slouchy affair You see how Dog Fennel looks gotten up In the Blade office and there were no flies tho monkey got an old tomcat and painted him with poke berries he stood off tit a little distance and gazed upon tha effect all said Neat but not gaudy That sizes up Dog Funnel Its In fine taste and easily read and virtually says to the world Its my sides not my outstdcj that bank onThe Blado magazine would be got ten up on that same principle Since Dog Fennel was printed the Blade office has gotten in a lot of new things and now for the cost of it tho Blade offlno is the most com plete and Influential printing office that the world over saw and thats no joke Now heres whit worries me Near ly every issue of this paper has in it something that somebooy says ought to be In pamphlet form A whole lot of thorn are now just a rearing up Jon their hind legs and pawing tho air and chawing a rag about getting Wilsons Tom Paine letter In pamphlet form Good piece but not a durn bit better than 1000 I have written and not as good not more than halfas things that Mrs Henry and Mrs COSB write and those two are over their summers big lazy and are now going to turn themselves loose In the Blade and then every mail here will come that same old racket about printing what they say m pamphlet form and to dOM as It is nQw all of that type would have to bo set over again and wJr would have to sell yen the pam phlets just as these other Infidel pub lications do while If tho magazine Is 1running I can furnish you pamphlets for one third that any other Infidel printing house In tho world can do never more than one cent each for the type would all be In form fur tho magazine and wo would simply have to stick them In the press turn on tho electricity and there you are and we would certainly print any pamphlet that had orders for 500 worth and possibly for halt that If you all will go aherii like shonuff men and women and send me the balance to make the 500 subscriber and dont be foreyer aryl a day about it simply for one year I am not at all afraid of the success of tho magazine after that At tho end of one year you would no more connent to have the mazagiiie stop than you would new consent to have tilt Blade stop If you all iink that old Brother Green and Brother Shaw would have any kick coming to them because I would be getting out a better magazine than theirs for half the price all they will have to do is to send their magazines to me to print and I will do It for about half they can get done for In any such onehoss towns as Waco and Chicago Waco never Is wake and Chicago Is a poor go I am the only Infidel editor In the wholo Gods world that could make a proposition like that to his patrons and thoy would not take It In just like a trout does a fly There will be ten or fifteen thou sand people who will read this and tho balance to bo subscribed to get tho Blade Magazine started would be only about 17600 that Is 350 sub scribers at 50 cents each actually but little more than one cent each for the people who will read this Not a cent that you subscribe for tho Blade Magazine would comb to meall to Mr Hughes He Is no more kin to me than ho Is to you One Infidel paper gets 300 a year for Its paper and has had 13000 given it in the last few years that It has reported in big hunks that I have counted and Its average subscribers according to its printed letters where It never gives the address sends It 300 a year In pay and gives It 250 besides and yet the editor of that paper could not make as good a paper as tho Blade to save his soul from hell If he had any soul and there was any lieu If you all are thus discriminating against the Blade because you dont like my writing nil you have to do is just to say so and say It pd q and I will quit p d q Now In answer to what I am now writing will tell you just what I wilt get will get Just about 20 subscrlb ers to the Blade Magazine at 50 cents a year and I will get three of four let tens vllllfylng me because I am ways begging and abusing peoplo who do help me because other people wont help me and a bigger lie never was toldslnco Annanlas and St Peter died and poor Jo Mulhatton was put In the lunatic asylum and tho govern went stopped the publication of Zach arya Christian Quarterly I l What heart now can a man In my fix busted all to tho devil wlthou enough money to pay for a popula coffin lor my old carcass have to ahead In tho work I am doing- appreciate certainly the honor you havo done mo I would not swap tho kind words that you have spoken to mo and of me for tho aggregate 100 000000 of my three neighbors Haggln Harkness ana Keene whose farms aro In sight all around me with ten times all tho race horse glory beside that those three men have but for all that It cuts me and cuts deep when for months after months I havo to beg of 15000 people to subscribe at cents a year te poor pitiful little measely mangy crosseyed bowleg ged sum of to start a Magazine that I know and you know would be the most valuable Magazine In the world and thats no blowing my own bazoo because when I went to tho Or lent and did not oven see tho Blade everybody In the United States except Mrs Henry In a private letter to myI wife said tho Blade was better I was on the other side of the worldI than It was when I was writing If you dont send the subscriptions for tho B lade Magazine pretty fast after this appeal to you I am going to quit fooling with It any more but It will always stick in my craw that you didnt do It DOWIE Will Probably Do Good for the Cause of Infidelity Extracts from the Associated Press telegrams of Dowies arrival In New York are as follows Dowie was scheduled to arrive In Weehawken on tho West Shore road and thither went 150000 persons to see the prophet His coachman elegant carriage and 5000 span cf horses all shipped hero from his homo in Zion City were also there to meet him In tho first place his followers made loud demands for food Then came the direful tidings that before Mrs Dowie had left her private car at the Grand Central Station a thief had en tered and stolen her 1500 diamond broochI not as John Alexander Dowie nor as tno head of the Chris tian Catholic Church in Zion but as a prophet sent from God I care not If you smile at the word prophet I care not If your facile pens cast aspersions on me It will be ridiculing the man who brings the message of God Wo love Christ because He Is our Brother and our Father Here the prophet caught sight of a woman reporter and advancing to her he patted her patronizingly on the shoulder and said And we love Christ because He Is your Moui er Then Dowle wept readThe Oar den was the scene of a wild demon stration on the part of the hungry restoration host For a few minutes it looked as though the religious enthusiasts would mob the commissary department Threats were made women urged the men on and the little children in tho party cried for food Dowie after severely lecturing the host of nearly four thousand persons telling them they would have to wait until 5oclock for a meal said he would proceed to the Plaza Hotel for his lunch John Glbney the head porter of the Plaza Hotel was tho first man In New York to submit himself to the healing powers of Dowie For months Glbney said this afternoon he has been suffering from an aCMe tion of the left leg Peace be with thee With this tho Dowie greeting as the password crooks from everywhere are descend ing on New York expecting fo do a thriving business In robbing flats and apartment houses The three or four thousand follow ers of Elijah II wul In a day or two be scattered through flats apartment houses and private homes all over the city They will begin shortly too their work of housetohouse vis the enterprising crooks have decided gives them a golden opportu nlty It is for the Interest of Infidelity to have Dowie mako a success of his Invasion of Gotham because being a notorious villlan and Impostor It will show that that is exactly the kind of a man to succeed as a great religious private wants of the religious leaders before the time of Moses nothing Is known But beginning with Moses we know Moses was a murderer and refugee from justice He and tho horde that he led out of Egypt borrowed an Immense amount of jewelry from the Egyptian women under the pretense that they were going for ony a few days Into tile wuuerness for religious worship They have never returned that jewelry to this day The great purpose of Moses was to get money and prop triumphal entry Into Jerusa lem of Jesus Christ and the triumph al entry of Dowie Into New York are parts of tho same program The scheme of Jesus was to be King of Judea The followers of sus ate loaves and fishes while he invited himself to dinner with Zaccheus a banker and was In a habit of going to tile comfortable home of Lazarus a rich man at Beth any where he got good things to eat and Jesus rebuked John the Baptist because John was In favor of great abstinence in eating and drinking Jesus provided tbo wine for a big wedding feat While the women were making threats because they were hungry and the children were crying for bread Dowie tells them that they can get nothing to eat until oclock that evening and gets into his car rialto with a 5000 pair of his horses and drives oft to the Plaza Hotel for his lunch You would think that common sense and common justice would make the people despise Dowie for such heartlessness but the masses who follow him have no common sense and no sense of justice and Dowie has lately seen In the case of tho Popes that the more these great pretenders despise their dupes the moro devoutly their dupes will follow them When Jesus saw Jerusalem It is said Jesus wept When Dowie saw New York and got in a good public place to weep it Is said Then Dowie wept Jesus and Dowie wero practicing the same tactics If Jesus had practiced the samo thing about doing things like that In secrecy that he taught to others nobody would ever have known that ho wept Then Mohammed came along He was for money just like tho others he got It by marrying a rich wid so that you do not pee In Mo hammeds career that ho was schem ing for money like Moses and Jesus In America we hall Jo Smith His tame was principally owing to tho fact that he was killed by other religionists when he was propagating his religion That was also the secret of the fame of Jesus If Jesus and Jo Smith had never got killed the world would never havo heard of them If Dowie can start a first class sensation In New York and get killed right In the midst of It tho chances are more than even that he will start a religion just as Jesus and Smith did Madam Blavatskl and Mrs Eddy and Slatter and Schwelnfurth and Barnes all failed as starters of re ligions because none of them got killed and had too good a time out of lifeMoses and Mohammed succeeded and did not get killed but Mohammed ans date time from the hegira the flight of Mohammed and the fact that Mohammed had to flee from his own country and thus got to be a martyr was effectually used by his friends in his behalf Dowie is stating that he has been arrested more than a hundred times to get the sympathy that attaches to martyrs but as nobody knows of his ever having had to suffer any and as he has lived in great luxury and wealth his wife dressing In 1500 dia monds it will bo hard for him to pose successfully as a martyr From a Blade Reader In the Penitentiary Dear Lodge Mont Sept 20 03 Dear Messrs Moore and Hughes Please find enclosed 200 for my what is the matter with Brer Kidder I enjoy reading Mrs Henry Mrs Closz and Dr Wilson Tell Dr Wilson to send me his book of poems and send me the bill I am good for It I cannot take Dog Fennel yet but- have it on my list 1tMrsMfetnTiJnanr1eattetlrtett t hope she will send mo a few like the Blade better all the timej and hope before long to send you tome more money although I am in prisonI you will get the 10000 sub scribers and you will If you keep at itRegards to all the Blado readers and to Mr Hughes and yourself and family- I remain yours very truly C W HASKINS SUPERNATURAL CROSS A FRAUD HandPainted Hoax In Dead Womans Room Drew 15000 Special to The Record Oswego N Y Oct 8Father Au guer of the Church of St Louis has Investigated the supposed supernatural appearance of a cross which became apparent on the ceiling of the room in the Kelly home where lay tho dead body of Mrs Catherine Kel Iy on Sunday the day following Mrs Kellys death It remained after the body was removed and Is there now Father Auguer finds that the cross Is painted on the ceiling and covered with a coat of kalsomine Fifteen thousand people have Ited the house After the funeral tho Kelly family charged 25 cents mission and took in 103 within a few hours New Hope Ark Oct 14 03 Rev Charles C Moore Lexington Ky Dear BrotherAs my neighbors will not permit me to say what I think and as I am bound to see truth In print once in awhile I send you five subscriptions for the B Blade magazine is ready please send to the five following names ot New Hope Let me know when the magazine is ready and will send you the 250 JAMES E MIZZLES FOR SALE For the Benefit of Mrs Hammer Some of My Personal Articles- I have for sale for the benefit of Mrs Hammer of Newton la whose husband Is In the penitentiary because he Is an Infidel the following articles One cap that I wore In the peniten tiary and one cap that I wore on the cruise to the Orient Also one table that was bought me and put in my cell In Paris Ky when I was imprisoned by the preach ers and distillers It Is the table upon which I wrot Dog Fennel On each of tho caps I have are- serve bid of 500 and on the table a reserved bid of 2500 I will sell these articles to the one who will pay the most over those amounts between now and 12 oclock next Christmas day I to have the priv of accepting any bid at any time between now and then I will deliver these goods and the gross amount will be paid to Mrs M Emma Hammer at Newton la I may bo mistaken but I believe the day will be when these things will be Interesting historical relics and IIhope they may be the means of helping a good woman who Is the victim of religious persecution ANOTHER SOUVENIR For Sale for the Benefit of Mrs Hammer In addition to the other things I have offered for sale for the benefit of Mrs Hammer Is the tapeline feet longwith which I measured the stones In the pyramid of Cheops I will send It to the first one that fers me 250 for It or to tho high est bidder above that It is in per feet orderthat Is the tapeline Is the pyramid is somewhat cut of pair FROM WARREN WOLF Ryan I T Oct 5 1903 Mr CC Moore Lexington Ky Dear Sir and Brother Having re calved several letters from various parties asking me about an article I wrote you under the caption ofWhat do We Believe I desire to explain why I think a person can be a theological Deist or Atheist and yet be an Agnostic Among Christians ninety nine of every hundred cannot give an intelligent definition of either of the four words Infidel Deist Atheist or Agnostc and some Liberals are af flicted with the same disease 1 A man can be Infidel to any rellglOlrcreed or belief The minute becomes infidel Martin Luther yas infidel to the established creed ol his time as Charles Chllton Moore js the present day and time The commonly accepted usage of the word that it means a person who rdenlr4l divine origin cf the Blble A elst Is an Infidel who believes that tlistudy of science and nature warrant the belief in a Supreme In telilgencp He does not have to lieve In fa strictly personal God who supervises our finite life In every detail to be a Deist Neither does he have to believe In a future life to be a Deist A Deist can consistently believe that death ends all conscious ness while it is true that very few do A Deist can also have as strong a hope for an eternal life beyond the tomb as any orthodox Christian An Atheist is an Infidel who ieves that the study of science and nature warrants the belief that there Is no Supreme Intelligence that death ends all consciousness and that nature produces without design and destroys without intention An Agnostic is an Infidel who be lieves that there is nothing to definite ly settle the contention between De- Ism and Atheism so takes the stand of not knowing That Is being un able to either affirm of deny the ex Istence or nonexistence of a Su preme Intelligence and frankly says soTho word Agnostic If I remember aright was coined by Spencer to de fine his position between the acute Darwinlanlsm which was sweeping the country and the orthodox religion tc being an apt word was caught up at once So you see Deists Athe ists and Agnostics are all Infidels The Times Special Service Davenport Wednesday Sept 30 Rev George Hoff pastor of the Ger man Evangelical Church of this city has been arrested by his wife upon a charge of assault and battery and Jus tice Davis has issued a restraining or der to prevent the preacher returning to his home The ministers wife tells a strange A PENNY lnvested ln a Postal Card may be the means of saving you considerable money on your tickets TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST rWill have on sale dally until Novem ber 30 exceptionally low colonist rates to the above territory- +HOME SEEKERS Tickets will also be sold on the first and third Tuesdays of each month up to April 1904 to points In the WEST AND SOUTHWEST +Fill Information as to Rates Nine of Trains etc can be obtained by ad dressing W E SMITH D EDWARDS Trav Pass Agt Pass Traf Mgr Cincinnati O tiY story of how her husband mixed his devotional duties with his domestic affairs She says that Mr pray ed to the Lord to remove his wife from the earth After waiting several days for the prayer to be answered the petitioner became Impatient and attempted to undertake the task him Hoff was just recently appointed to this pastorate and he has been en fit gaged in building a church building the Evangelical denomination having been established here beforep The building Is so arranged that church may be conducted in the low er room while the upstairs was fitted up for living apartments During the erection of the building the minister and his family have been living in a barn arranged for that pur pose But all Infidels are not Atheists neither are they Deists But I sist that when it comes to a logical showdown though from theory you may be Deist or Atheist we must ad mit we do not know whether death ends all or whether it is but the en trance to a higher life than ours And In admitting this we take the Agnostics stand dont know So then all Deists Atheists and Agnos tics are Infidels So can Deists Athe- Ists and Infidels be Agnostics An a true Liberal will grant the Deist the privilege of building in his fancy a picture of an Ideal future life While tho Atheist can picture death to be the end of all and firmly ieves that It is but the beginning of endless dreamless sleep And both can feel the assurance that if there is a life beyond they will live it and if it is but the beginning of a fath omless sleep they will never know the difference So let us go on teach ing a higher code of morals and ad mire above all else tho matt who stands above all the slime and pocrisy of the world and is a man for the good It does him and the world and does It without hope of a reward or fear of a hell The grandest ideal that can be conceived by God or manFraternally WARREN WOLF CommentHuxley was tho author of the word Agnostic A dictionary js a good place to get the meaning of words Webster defines Infidel One who disbelieves the Inspiration of the Scriptures and tho divine origin of Deist One whc believes In th existence of a God but denies revealed religion one whc professes no form of religion but fol lows the light of nature and reason as his only guides In doctrine and prac tice a freethinker Webster defines Atheist Ono whc disbelieves the existence of a God or supremo Intelligent Being Huxley says invented what i conceived to be tho appropriate title of Agnostic It came Into my head as suggestively authentic to the gnostic of church history who pro tossed to know so much about the very things of which I was Ignorant Chewsville MdFor enclosed 15 cents send me 15 Blades of October 11 Dr Wilsons letter In that issue is certainly fine Had I tho means I would flood the country with that ar ticleI am a great admirer of Tom Paine and I believe the day is not far dis tant when he will receive the credit due him GEOll E HLBANNER tColumbus Miss Find enclosed 250 for which sen lone copy of Dog Fennel and one of Behind tho Bars 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latutsandadescrlptl0nottbe0octOra r an ward AppIlrntlonapositlvecutetheoutyrem edyof tbe kind In existencewith DR n p pmLOWS this adver VineIan J NI r r r Dr Fellows has cured to many advanced and difficult cases of a private nature which were looted upon as incurable that he Is now considered far near as the most reliable and trust worth physician in his edallyEditol number of years held an enviable reputation In the medical line and has made a specialty of a number of diseases thereby becoming familiar with them and enabling him O treat them suc cessfully He Is wellknown as a pro jounced advocate In all lines of tree thought and stands well In his pro fession wherever he Is known THE BEST LlfslE zor OIm rr r tBLUE GKASS BLADE u SHOELGONEOUT OFFASHIONCH- URCH COINC NOT ESSENTIAL By Josephine K Henry If the Y M C A la not successful In capturing nil the men In our country It will not be for lack of designs methods and attractions to do so Everything from a baseball club to a materialistic lecture is offered as a bait to young men to become men bers So strenuous is the effort to enlist them that the religious Idea has been almost eliminated until a young man can Induue In any pastime from IdcUing football to shaving and taking a bath without being warned that Is in danger of losing his soul Lec tures on worldly subjects are given beforo the members but it remained for tho Rev P W Clampett rector of Trinity Church San Francisco to tell tho Y M C A in a recent ture that The churches no longer teach a material hell Tho belief In a material hell does not square with the doctrino of an allwise and loving God And then this Reverend pro ceeds In the following manner Infidels tell us that the number of men who now take an interest In igious matters is less than in the last century This Is untrue Not everyman who does not go to church Is an enemy of religionu Many good pure true men do not attend church serv ices Huxley who spent a lifetime seeking the truth was not a member of any church Tyndall who spent ten years In analyzing a ray of light could not bring himself to accept all the teachings of the church but he was not therefore an enemy of the Christian religion I am not of those who believe that men who go to church are necessarily better than those who do not Only per cent of the men of our State are members of churches m mind there Is a fourfold reason for this The dissatisfaction with the past teachings of the church accounts in part for the dearth of men within its pale One of the earliest pictures I can recall Is that of a clergyman hanging over tho rail of a threedecker pulpit and painting a picture of a material hella place of perpetual punishment for evil doers so horrible that for weeks afterward my sleep was troubled with terrible nightmares Thank heaven tho doctrine of a ma terlal hell Is now no longer taught by our churches We no longer condemn- to everlasting punjshment all those who venture to disagree with us in religious ma era The belief a ma terlal hell does not square with the doctrine df an allwise and loving God rerl ill nir the part of men to ac cept socalled truths which their rea son rejects is another tiling that has kept men out of tho church It is not reason only but Divine faith which must lead us to the throne of God It is not reason to reject everything which our minds cannot comprehend We are surrounded by mysteries which our minds cannot fathom No man can prove why he lives and yet we know that we do live I would rather die ten thousand deaths than give up my belief in God and yet I cannot prove his existence- A third reason for rejecting the church is the alleged Inconsistency of those who profess to follow Its teach ings This 1 a most foolish conten tion There is no profession in which there are not systers but the exist ence of a thousand dishonest lawyers does not destroy the nobility of the calling or our faith in the law Let us be fair and judge the Christian faith by the man who truly follows its reason why tho men of our time do not attend divine worship- Is to be found in absolute indifferent Ism which prevails today and which strikes at the very root of life Barring the Throne of God bus ness in the above this sentiment seems more appropriate to bo vanced in a Freethouglit Congress than in a lecture before the Y M C A and if Rev Clampett succeeds In clamping it onto the trains of the Y M C A they will bring up In the camp of Rationalism in short order Young Men Cant Assimilate the horrors terrors and fairy tales upon which the Christian religion Is built so they are now tolling them In with worldly attractions telling them there is no hell and that men who go to church are no better than those who do are we drifting Is a per tinent question in the orthodox camp at present We cannot Read the swer In the stars but the echoes from pulpits Y M C As and Sun day schools prove the truth of Lin coins aphorism To fit the case or thodoxy can fool some of the people all the time and all the people some of the time but It cant fool all the people all the time The Rev Clampetts church the Episcopal is going with auto speed to Roman Catholicism but if he retains and preaches the above tenets he will almost unknown to himself sert the Kingdom of God and bring up In the Republic of Rationalism Surely Christianity Is receiving some dangerous wounds in the house of Its friends If there Is no sheol and those are just as good who do not go to church as those who do what Is the use of the expensive and inconsistent Christian system anyway Prove all things hold fast to that which is good That is one of the very best things in the Bible When the Rev Frederick W Clampett of San Francisco told tho Y Al C A of that city that there Is no material hell of fire and brimstone but that this Bible teaching is simply figura tive he stirred up a hornets nest The papers on the Pacific coast are opIniondeclaration If any class of people on this earth N Jj il 11 now right now heed divine aid It Isi the theologians and I earnestly hope that their Lord will come to their help in this extremity One of the unanswered questions since the days of Henry VIII has been What do Episcopalians believe There seems no prospect that It will be answered In tile near future as tho clergy give evidence In this Clampett case that they dont know what they believe They are rigi face to face now with the polned question Sheol or no Sheol I would use that little word beginning with the eighth letter of the alphabet but that is considered strictly a mascu line privilege Here la the way these Episcopalian preachers are fixing up this Sheol matter What a Bishop says ought to go If a Bishop dont know about Heaven and Sod what does ho know The press reports that Bishop More land sees nothing objectionable The Missionary Bishop of the DIo- cese of Sacramento says Dr Clam pett Is certainly at liberty to express whatever oplhoin he may see fit on the subject I see nothing objection able startling or unusual In his re marks I do not think they contain anything that should be the subject of adverse criticism The teachings of the church do not compel her lowers to entertain one view on this or any other subject neither does she preclude the holding of an opinion peculiar or individual on the subject of hell So ths Bishop says that the Episcopalians are not compelled to entertain one view on this cy any other subject The only thing they seem to agree on is that they call themselves mis erable sinners when on their knees In the sanctuary und proclaim themselves the sifted dust of the earth when they get outside the church door But even this docs not settle the Sheol controversy The following from Rev C L Mid rector of St Pauls Episcopal Church Sacramento Cal exhibits him in his spiritual ar mor ready to expunge materal hell from the Holy Bible even if It leaves a Bible of holes He says As to my own opinion concerning what I have called the popular Idea of a material hell at least it was the popular Idea until comparatively re cently I utterly repudiate these crude and ghastly travesties upon the love of God the father of the universe I arraign the popular idea of hell as merciless and brutal ignorance and impeach it as a hideous heartless lie against Christs universal and absolute redempton as a blasphemy against the eternal love of God Rev Hichman of St Bernardino Cal says It is probable that the poetry of Dante and Milton have done more to establish the popular Idea of hell than any statement of Holy Writ This Reverend seems to forget what Holy Writ says on this subject De part from me ye cursed into a lake of everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels and that the 39 articles and creed pay strict atten Lion to this subject Before the next white robed Rev erends express themselves it will be appropriate to rise and reverently sing Blest Be the Tie That Binds Believes In Real Hell The Rev Stephen Innes rector of the Church of St Mary the Virgin gave utterance to the following I most emphatically do not Indorse Dr Clampett He Is a very good preacher but he is no theologian Theologians know sat It has been taught from the beginning of time that there Is a ma tonal hell And the proof of it is found in the belief of the resurrection of the body The body Is not a spirit and cannot be reached or touched by anything spiritual but only by something as material as itself hence the need of a material hell to mete out justce to a resurrected or material bodyThis Is the belief of the Catholic church and as far as I understand it the belief of the Episcopalian- Dr Clampett belongs to a large class of teachers who attempt to min imize all hard doctrines so that they will tinkle in the ears of sinners They are like people who think they can ride to heaven in a palace car They place their feet upon the soft plush cushions they lean back to take a good long sleep and they give orders to the black porter by no means awaken uiem until they reach the portals of tho Golden City I am afraid that these easy going teachers and preachers stand In need of good hot experiences themselves before they will learn the true state of affairs on this subject The Rev Herbert Parrlsh of the Church of the Advent Is of the fol lowing opinion The spiritual is quite as real as the material If not more real To say that the materal Istlc ideas of hell are no longer taught is not to say that hell Is not a reality or that tho fact of a real hell Is not taught That there is a hell is the teaching of the Catholic Church But the church has never dogmatized on tho subject of gridirons- So we have the different prases of the subject The pictures In the press of Revs Innes and Parish look like they might be twin brothers of Ignatius Loyola and their talk would suggest the Idea that they had the scarlet letters S J beneath their vestments However this may be the two factions in the Episcopal Church represent Rational- Ism and Roman Catholicism Protestant pulpits are honeycombed with Rationalism It seems to spring up spontaneously and the destiny of the human race hangs upon the outcome of the coming conflict between Rome and Reason The doctrine of a material Hell has been taught for 2000 years It does seem that thisI Is sufficient time to prove anything but up to this time not only the exist ence of a heaven and hell is unsettled but Christianity has utterly failed toj prove any of its tenets from the sixI day creation theory to the resurrection of a Savior who came into thet world through an Immaculate Con ception It Is sheer audacity for men to sayI there Is or there Is not a hell The whole robed clergy know no more than an unborn Infant about either l heaven or hell and they know that they do not know Remove Hell from Christianity and the whole system will fall like a house of cards No Hell no scheme of salvation no Savior no preachers will be needed Proof of the existence of a material hell or any other kind would fotGrace and crowd into the New usalem It does seem that a God of Love would give this one demonstration that would at once save the whole world and relieve the clergy of the necessity of perjuring themselves The masses of Christians reject with anger tho Idea that there is no hell and they call their Gospel which says there Is Tidings of Great Joy- Harriet M Closz one of Americas greatest women voices the spirit of Rationalism in the following beautiful lines end some of the clergy seem to be imbibing it If I were sitting on a throne with power to rule the race As we are taught that Jesus does in some far distant place I would not stand aloof and say Believe and be baptized For only thus can heavens Joys by you be realized But I would say to all the world Ive made a great mistake In teaching faith Instead of works the futures peace to make Id go to work with hand and brain to right this Christian wrong And lift the heavy burdens off which have been borne so long Id help tile poor misguided race to brotherhood on earth And change the cries of agony to shouts of joyous mirth All fear of God and selfishness and hateful thought would flee If I but ruled the universe and could the Nations free So I would leave my high abode with human kind to dwell No more the songs of angels bright around Gods throne would swell The heaven of tradition would then vanish from the sight And justice reign supreme instead of ignorance and might This California controversy on the lurid subject of hell is a good aid to the cause of Freethought Let the good work go on Versailles Ky- WONDERFUL To Be Sold for the SOUVENI Mrs I have a fossil sell to the highest bidder over 00 for the benefit of Mrs Hammer of Newton la whose husbands now In prison because ho is an Infidel It is a mollusk like our American Muscles both sides of the 1BHtnr ing perfect It is an inch and a half long and an inch and an eighth broad I found it in a rock that hid been thrown down from the top Che ops the largest pyramid In Egypt at some unknown time when some un known people threw down abbut feet of the top of that pyramid the pyramid as It stands now being 480 feet high and covering 13 acres in solid masonry The pyramid was built B C 3250 and it took twenty years for 200000 men to build it This fossil is I suppose 100000 years old I will send it to the pur chaser by registered package The fossil ought to be made Into a wonderful piece of Jewelry without at all changing its appearance and to an appreciative person ought to be worth more than a thousanddollar on it will be received until noon next Christmas day Any bidder may Increase his or her bid at any time or times until Christmas day The bids will be printed in the Blade The fossil is in a perfect state ofpreservation very hard and firm and will think last for thousands of years under ordinary circum stances Neither Dr Hammer nor any member of his family is in any way ated to They Want Cane Ridge WIckliffe Ky Oct 1903 Charles C Moore Lexngton Ky Dear SlrWe have just been read ing in the Blade your account of Cane Ridge Centennial Celebration and notice what you say about writing a book to be called Cane Ridge and wq want to say do It and DO IT NOW Put us down for four copies Also put us down for one copy each of Wilsons book if he goes to Rome Mr Jackson who was raised in Winchester and went to school at Stony Point in Bourbon county and is well acquainted with the Blue Grass Christians says he feels that Cane Ridge would be your best book be cause you will tell the truth about them so please let us have the book Yours truly J L WILLIAMS GEORGE M JACKSON AnswerI will write the book if I can get 500 subscribers at each no money to be paid until the books ready for delivery and to be bound in as good style as Dog Fennel Naturally a main feature in the book would be what I personally know about my grandfather Barton W Stone and Alexander Campbell myI relativeI tell you the funny Bide of Alexander Campbell and his family as no other man could do or would do and I believe you would find the book Interesting The book would be ready in aboutI wo months from the time I 500 subscribers Five or more cop lesi to one address would be sold for cents eachePhiladelphia Oct 14 E M 303tMr James Hughes Dear SlrIt Is a painful dity for me to announce the death of Mr Geo W Farrell of this city He died at the hospital of BrIghts disease on tember 30 a few hours after his mission and without making a will or leaving any Instructions as to his funeral Ho was an aggressive speak er and writer against Christian su perstition an Athest of a pronounced type having no patience or sympathy with those who lived upon the credulity of the Ignorant and as a cot sequence had many enemies among the clergy Ho died as he lived with out God or hope of Immortality He has often stated publicly that he did not want any preacher to deliver any service over his remains and I de termined as far as it laid in my power that I would see that tho wishes my dead friend were respected and to that extent succeeded His remains were sent to his early home Sugar Run Pa He was a contributor to the Freethought magazine a Justice of tho Peace of Rochester and a school teacher at Syracuse and like Jesus he died Poor JAMES R ELLIOTT SL Louis Chronicle DIVORCE SOUGHT FROM- MALEATTIRED WOMAN She Was Caught In Russellvllle Mo ChurchCompalon Flown Jefferson City Oct 9The woman who was caught in the church at Rus sellvllle in male attire last Sunday night has been sued by John New boldt her husband for divorce He charges that his wife while he was in bed too ill to get up donned a suit of his clothes and proceeded to the church folllnwlng the evening services and there met the pastor Rev J Barker They were driven out by watchers and the woman captured Rev Bar ker has not been seen in the com munity since that time THE BLADE MAGAZINE Aint Glttln There Ell Like Want to See It Do You all know the argument pro and con about the Blade 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