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L J Lj r- f 8 BLADE t M rj KD1TED BY A iff GOOD NQRALBPUBLISHEDHEATljJke A j20s WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCES 20 Vi M VOL XiT LKXINGTNKtSlTNIAVlNOVEMBKR E M 303 100 A YEA h BLADEIj L clubs five or more 50 cents eachr a year- f 1 ej Mtermsl 00 per year In advance foreign subscription J160 Five copies one year 250 Make aU Money Orders Drafts and ri Express Orders ayablto the Kyrjhis office giving your old as fefe as tie now alldressliltywheft yoU send your subscription say whether you arc a new or old sub scriber r The address slip on the paper will show explratlou of subscription anij sMva M a receipt aa the date changes ulrher subscriber The dtnvarlably bold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the Bubacrlplion price of all vapors re atluived until the paper is paid for In hill up to date and ordered dlscon tinned Office of publication 161 East ThIrd street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexing tun Ky as Second Class Mall all comnianicatlono to LUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Oumberlaud Telephone 307 feTHE 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 Iss- uesifrom the tolled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor iIitIt demoralizes everybody that touches z do not believe that anybody can i contemFlate the subject without be 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 tug r glng 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 serpentsfIe the almshoimet of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do manicalled alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL t s Keep Churh and State forever slCparateGrtIn Is this government founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be ahsolute Garfield COUEGE FIJ IWNE- SURGERY Chicago i Four years Graded Course t 1 Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material SEEP MODERATE s Fall term opens In September Writ today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSIER MD Soy 46247 Ashland Av5 Cbteaa III i NcNATI3 y ENQUIRER ONDOWIER- EVIEW p BY- I100TOR WILSON Whene or phenomenon appeals whether lt ein the realm of Nature nti eventy2 an Individual we very prgpe Ho account for It In earlk mtaIentmaIlfe tloiij0 Weroaonsldeiedinlrac ulous aid attempt toseekk their ctuiRf as little less than sa rI iopR Comets and ec Ipses p the Dlyineb Wrath diseases titt aaipecltLchas tlsenienf were the dire the Al weknoworderly n the law of develop Ihal inanlfes tntldn liysicatbiologicaI or soclol hapsin xulficlenf atascer use Weare to Se ti rise and In dice like Dowfe is a dome It Is manly test thathie mu be a rcdmuiandjng person eii a polltl clan captain of ln dustryr Tf succeeded He a Men folow him and 0 f otlvely and his power a organliatlop must be g must possess personal tortTheeesstn ndJijifdtirTy town free whic be ecele last ble rite t era bdmbugatall the sae right aa eg K or priest ig e I ersol stMhobave been Iesorlbed as sincere impostors and Dowle is probably one of them Nary Barker Ed dy is another Mohammed Joseph Smith and Brigham Young wore oth ers They are usually subject to neurotic disorders as all mystics are apt to be capab e without under standing tho process or being scious of what they do of hypnotizing themselves and then regarding their abnormal subjective experiences or hypnotic visions as revelations from on High constituting them Seers and Propnets Of the sincerity of such beliefs there can be no doubt and the common run of mankind who see no visions and do not wish to think for themselves are aways ready to fol low any one who Is rare he has a revelation a nd has the forceful qual ities of leadership The success of such men or of their movements raises the old question whether it is tho man who makes the movement or whether he Is merely the resut of it and its embodiment Thinkers llkeTarlyle magnify the Influence of great men and regard them as the makers of history while the more philosophical historical writers regard them merely as products of great forces which would have reached their Inevitable results without them Perhaps neither view Is wholly cor rect It Is quite posslb e to imagine for example that had Mohammed never existed such thing as Moham medanism with the vast Influence it has had and still maintains over mil lions of the human race would ever have come Into being It must have been adapted Jo Its time and environ ment but aside from that he none seems to have made it and carried it to success On the other hand any and all leaders In the throes of such an upheaval the French Revolution appear as mere drifting straws on the surface Dowielsm aside from tho claim of Its founder that ho is a reincarnation of tho Prophet Elijah seems to have no tenets or observ ances of Its own sufficient y original or distinct to Justify its separate existence and it is quite likely that unless he too is taken up by horses and a chariot of fire It will disinte grate when he passes on With per secution and repression of heresy and schism no longer possible all varieties of belief have a fair field and are equally entitled to claim divine origins and sanction Only the fit test will survive One thing strikes the impartial observer Their mul tiplication and growth Indicate no small degree of dissatisfaction among the masses with the old forms of be let and disclose the fact that the ties of church and creed are more light y held thorn In earlier days Dowies move on Now York was as bold In Its way as Shermans march to tho sea but it seems to have been Illadvised and ill timed His audi ences appear to have been drawn chiefly by curiosity and have met with exhortation of loud and ob jurgatory a character that they would doubtless unite In voting him a howl- Ing success Should tho expedition end In complete faluro it may bo the 4 t q beginning of the Prophets total col striking Illustration of how widely two Intelligent observers may dif sameIpreaeAndforty ycarsiJ lahdlng who writes to the York Sun Dr Parkhurst gay Hover heard from a public speaker sufch a discharge of effervescent wrath and coarse Invective was ashamed of you oand almost ashamed tOsb lI1f1 ouriaudlence was a long warp iovBthestandard even circuses attend ed In the same garden Dri iFitk hurst knows what he Is talking abolft The Episcopal clergyman sayo11e was favorably Impressed thought highly of the appcaraijce and demeanor of the DQwJefttjs gives a filgh iaP tlrnate of e Prophets oratory and classes ZfonJ mlfrltlf other great re ligious movements Ejobably lhe truth lies two t the probabllityof Zlottlslnbecosa gcnerarand trot seem great As before Indicated the rapid success of such movements as Mormon lam Spiritualism Eddylsm Dowlcn lam and the like show that the claims of the old organization to di rect the exclusive Divine authority art finding less and less acceptance and that racej on antiquated creedeTan3fdpgmSsIs not only h s calledr tout repelling from the established fojds great numbers Tvho seek for Mgio expression of the religious In innct 5CommentThe man who wrote tho- abeveelcell knows that Christianity is the greatest fake In the word and Dowie pe ftictly consistent robbinghis dupes aiehehr doing bowie bases his tenets on the Bible and he can show Bible authority for all hedoes and says and there is not a Christian preacher or priest In this country who Is not obtaining money on false pretensesNot one but who Is playing a stake on afb rfcjhe knows not oftaking igijj pKWjftiem iti vii dwell Iimai char not ln ii 11 JI prelcan and eliciting sympathy from bis Ignorant and fanatical dupes To the peasantry all over Europe straws were sold as having come from the bed on which old Leo was said to have slept In his dungeon Look at the ourdes fake and the St Ann bone which Edison pronounced as being a chicken bone The Catholic robbingItsFirst It takes the child and stuffs It with lies and prejudice so that it may make it a perpetual victim of Its greed and crimes It continues to rob It living and robs It dead Mil lions of poor old work women have tol ed and saved until they lay away i few hundred dollars to leave to their priests to pray them out of Purgatory It is the greatest bunko game in the world masquerading un Jer the guise of piety and respectability As brazen lid criminal as Dowie is he is a sweet seraph to Cardinal Gibbons and John Ireland or any other Catholic priest They are all alike fakes sneaks thieves hypocrites and enemies of republican government as dangerous as rattle makes In a bed room The Protestant c ergy are not as sleek thieves as the priests as they have no Purgatory or Confession or Absolution which to get close to their victims pockets but they use he faith and prayer racket and prom ise of a mansion In the skies for all they are worth Like tho Catholc they evade taxation and graft them selves onto the State In every pos sible way open to them and In deli ince of the constlution This editorial In the Enquirer will lo a vast amount of good Without jpenly attacking the Christian faith business policy preventing never theless It made plain that Dowie- s Just one of a ot of the same kind right In our dally midst who are prac icing a skin game openly robbing the Ignorant and skinning those of the educated who have never been able to throw off the prejudices instilled Into their Infancy When a great newspaper like the Enquirer thus comes out using the Dowle fake as an opportunity to ex posethewhole gang of pious bunkoists there Is some hope that the crime of heft under the guise of Christian piety will not go forever The fel low who wrote that editorial has more brains than is allotted to the com mon run of editors W CONVENT CRUELTIESILLUSTRATED The complete hook of Convent Cruelties Is stow ready The Illustrations how Nuns receiving the Breviary Consecration of nuns Anathema igalnst False nuns and others The book Is highly entertaining and instructive Send 25 cents In silver for the book within 60 days and receive a beautiful Old Glory badge as a premium Address Henry A Sullivan 427 South Main street Los Angees California 0 tt W f itZ tLi Des Molnes Dally Ne- wsSEEK l EQJWEHIMA MODERN BLUE BEARD Graft Jury at Eldora Takes Up Case SwjMan Who Is Alleged to Have mTeen a Terrible Sinner While l Posing as a Modern Salnt BtydenTiling waserrmiiiiter of his third wife Is before the Jury today being Investigated o modernlDeardIn order toy curt their property denburgh married his third wife a lit wasinhcr Sooatn r husband acres of Hardin prellmlaplacediw his wife was absent at Sunday cc and that ho had persuades her to the services on the morning ofcrimewas soon after tho transfer of h Ifes property to him A chemical an PS of the stomach disclosed Blyrdunng first anniversary of his mar r1a ib IKdeath of Blydenburghs first St attBrookGodboldaa daughter qf Judge Godbold hy retired merchant of DrookI 1 FebruaoDIs ThewasIh was not Inserted In the doc tuneraloctqr secondreseed Iiden1urKhJLord Is My Shepherd and I Shall Not Warit He Leadeth Me Beside Green Pastures etc PRIESTLYVILLAINNY Catholics Attempt to Murder Sequin Because He Left the Priesthood Iri the Blade of October gave you a digest of a newspaper quarrel between a Baptist preacher named Johnson and a Catho Ic priest named Lynch growing out of Johnsons de fense of an expriest named Sequin byLynchTile folowlng letters throw some light on the matter 58 Pierpont St New Haven Conn Oct 1903 Mr Charles Moore Lexington Ky Dear Sir and BrotherI am a Subscriber to the Blue Grass Blade and a member of the N L P have Just received a letter from a gentleman in Amboy Mint which en close I wish you to read It It Speaks of a man who has long ago renounced priestcraft and has been exposing it and fighting it ever since You will see by his letter that re cently an attempt has been made iris by a rabid Roman Catholic- with a knife but Mr Sequin luckily escaped with his face badly cut up He had the case to go to the court for the conviction and punishment of the assailant but lost his case and the religious criminal went scot free He has done much to expose Ro manism and deserves credit for it even from Freethinkers although he Is a protestant He Is all out of funds and as his letter states his children are crying for bread appeal to all Liberals to help this dead y foe to Papacy In his hour of need Send him something even If it Is not more than a dime His address Is P A Sequin Amboy Minn P S would suggest that you purchase some of his books of at least send for rates for publishers and advertise them In the Blue Grass B adi am sure they would sell fast enclosfe his list of books which he has on sale Editor will you kindly publish at least a part of my letter He will be very grateful to all who lie p him Yours very truly v ALBERTO FISHER The letter of Sequin Is as follows Amboy Mlnn Oct 1903 My Good Friend Fisher suppose you are anxious to know how we got along with the court In fM SECRETARYS REPORT OF NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTYvas 303To ft theNationalBalance on hand January JIIR 04 Receipts to May L 143 00 wa 94ExpenditureFor detailed report see Blade of IrReceiptsJoJune x July dn August 100AugustnQOctobert 18714Expenditures t i600June00July85September200October t Balance on hand 122 89 64 r Respectfully submitted Secretary rThe above Is a corect and true report of the condition of the National y Liberal Party for the period ending October 1903iMORGAN WAMSLBY Trensur rrdf t ilour case having been stabbed by that Roman fiend last March at E len dale Minn when I was taking the train to go to the next town Well we are Just back ironic from Albert Lean Minn where we got beaten In that aw suit by a judge and a body cf Jurymen bought by railroad money We were ably represented by Senator Morgan Senator Knatvald and an bthi la jre a We act goodItn s tM stand to prove that the murderer E H Stout was making threats against my life at the depot In the hearing of the station agent Our case first was against the rat road for damages but what could you do In the presence of the moneyed soulless and powerful company of the Rock Island Road We are to have another suit ap pealing from that bought up court to another court but this does not give me bread and butter tor the present At this hour we both hunger and thirst am with a nobe wife and three dear children who cry out for bread Oh how Iam dismayed Just now and this after twentythree years of a fierce fight against Rum and Roman Ism am sure that Protestants and Americans ought to recognize the fact that expriests of my stamp the stamp of old Father Chlnlquy are their best friends exposing their lives continually for the glorious principles of America pray you to come to our rescue Yours truly P A SEQUIN ExPriest One of the forty priests he brought out of bondage superstition and degradation Comment When got that letter cents war all the money had in the whole world put cents In an envelope and sent It to Sequin am glad o see a B ade reader sympathiz- Ing with any hotly In trouble but to he blunt and plain and candid this s nothing but a fight between two brands of Christians and the Protdst ants to us are no more than the e Catholics have been better to me than the Protestants have ever been If we are going to botherthere Is the wife of our Dr Hammer In that same State of Iowa who is now suffering because a combination of Catholics and Protestants have put him In the penitentiary be cause ho Is an Infidelfam sorry wife and chi dren but am much more sorry for Dr Hammer and his wife and children SWEENEY My Catholic Irish Boston Lawyer Dog Fennel Chum in the Orient Is Heard From clippingfronrcount of my man Sweeney that you read about In Dog Fennel lies the fo low that said his prayers to that track that Jesus Christ left In the solid rock when he as cended to heaven from the top of Mount Olivet up to the top of which lieJ C not Sweeney walked so aa not to have to travel so far through the air in getting to heaven It ticked me to see Sweeney kissing all the old rocks and saying his prayers to every old Catholic humbug he came across and then cuss out everything and everybody In sight that didnt do to suit him But I dont 7 I1 i blame him for being a Catholic any more than I blame him for being an a Irishman Ho was born that way and couldnt get over It lie was the ugliest devil you evertsaw and had a foot on him two feet long That track of Jesus in that rock is about Inches long arid r aw der the Impression thathlnktAAaeatsITmore an ven e hlmjBut r ofFsit Sweeney is Just ike I thought Sween y would do and makes me like Sweeney and makes me hope that seme of these dayssooner the bet terlie will come to see me at Quakeracre and will take him to see old Barry this durned old priest tiers in Lexington that tried to got me ki led and then said In the Lex ington Herald that he was so damned glad they had sent me to the peniten fellow in Boston Catholic I reckon had murdered somebody and didnt have any lawyer to save his neck and they made upa purse to pay a lawyer and went to hire 7 Sweeney yaSweeney took the case but wouldtnot take any of their money As much as ridiculed Sweeney In Dog Fennell If were In Boston and should kill somebody or steal preacherscrapetad get caught at It would take a bee line for Sweeney though one of he richest awyers In Boston is my old college chum that converted to he Campbellltesi and then went off and Joined the Episcopalians Come to see me Sweeney old boy nail lets see which of us can tell fluese Dog Fennel people the biggest lie about what we saw In the Holy Land elf i SKYBUSTER Another Woman In the Case i This time Its the Rev Irvin B Taj or of Iowa formerly ot Wilming ton Del and a Wilmington paper tolls about Bror Taylor hadnt done very bad Ho laud roily two wives when he was nUt ed to ono anyhow Seems to me that that is quite moderate for akpreacher In these days Solomon had 1000 Brother E A Alker ot Wilmington In sending me the news paper extract says of Iowa in which Taylor had one of wives this is the State in which they have Dr Hammer In prison Taylor the Christian bigamist In lava was let out of Jail on 500 bond tad wl skip tho country get anoth er preaching Job and get him several gt more wives l Dr Hammer a good man devotedwto his wife and family but Is Infidel Is In the penitentiary andLfrom away over In Delaware a man Is now saying of Iowa Thats the f State that put Dr Hammer In prison Thats the way States make theirireputation and that Is the first know of on tho fair fame of Iowa New York Oct 13 1903 Mr R E M Bain St Louis Mo r are much infarmingtho editor of tho Blue Grass Lexington Ky dealing with the Moltke trip last year and have or a dered a cppy of same Truly yours THOS COOK SON E 0 EADE Manager r4 X V41ka r llur v rt II i r BLUE GRASS BLADE I Says Dog Fennel Does Not Surpas Behind the BarsI Brunswick Mo Oct 19 03 Dear Friend Hughes Mr Willlni lIam who recently sent you a club of five subscriptions for the Blue- Grass Blade was In to see mo the other day and I spoke to him abou t his Interest In the paper He told me he thought he would be able t0 get more subscribers during the com- Ing winter Mr Ham Is one of those Freethinkers who are ever ready t0 give their reasons for the faith that Is In them I am reading Dog Fennel In the Orient and enjoy It much So far a s I have read I do not think it passes Behind the Bars though may think otherwise before I finish It tJBehind tho Bars Is a book calculated to do much good In the w t ter of freethought and free expre1 slon Those who have read the iibook must feel the utmost contempt k those who prosecuted and persecuted Mr Moore They doubtless found before they got through that they had barked up the wrong tree Mr Moore Is a fighter and a good one May he live long and continue to d 0 noble service against the hosts superstition may as well sea you along a little something to In your work I wish I cou do more Hoping you are finding moro s moleona than formerly I remain Yours for the truth S CURTIS Oriental Souvenirs Are Still Holding Out 1 still have a good many stones an d pebbles from famous p aces in the Orient though am sending them n all directions over America from Alaska to Florida and from Maino to Texas I am fixed in good shape for send- Ing them off Send In your orders first come first served I will let you know through the Blado when the is exhausted No charge for any of them Lexington Loses Its Grip Mr Adam W Carpenter of Llncol county Kentucky Is the Prohibltlo candidate for Congress He said t o me that Lexington had stood highest t in the list of crimes of any city tho United States but that now Lex- Ington stood third on tho list and that Los Angeles Cal stood first I t seems strange that a city named The Angels should be tho worst place In the United States You see I that I am improving Lexington and want that Infidel club at Los Angele to bring up tho reputation of that town Where are you Brother Secretary Walter Collins + UIH4 II + fooHo + + II It U 11 IL jI sl N Le pi Column Is Dedicated to 1ThIsNational Liberal Party Intended for Publication Be Addressed to Morris Sachs Secretary Atlas Bank t Building Clnclnnnatl Ohio 111111 I r + + II II Jill 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 O have started a movement to have the doctor represent Ameri can Freethought at that Congress Besides the 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 l 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 one dollar a copy and adltional postage about 20 the Journey heavy expenses fo Interpreters and stenographers and the publication of the book will re quire quite a large sqm of money It Is necessary that Dr Wilsons friends and those who may desire the book send in their subscriptions and con tributions as early as posslbfe Of course subscriptions will be re celved now even If the money does not accompany the order but It Is preferred that he money be sent now if purpose an account has been opened In The Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati in the name of the RomeWilson Fund where the money is deposited as soon as received and will draw interest until needed ton contributions and subscriptions will be acknowledged through the Blade and the amount on deposit stated each week A good many peoplo have ordered ten and five copies of thin book anti Ills hoped that other will follow thisIexample At tho request of Dr Wilson the undersigned Is keeping an account of all subscriptions and contributions and for convenience it Is desirable that all such contributions and sub scriptions be sent directly to him I The amount contributed andsnumber of books subscribed for is 272 00 The amount on deposit at the Central Trust Safety De posit company Is 57 00 Money can be sent in any tom that is most convenient to the sender AddressIMorris Sachs Atlas Bank Building Cincinnati Ohio Cincinnati Oct 24 1903 J 1 f r11d i Tfitl r 4 SHORTLETTERS St Louis Mo Enclosed find In paper for my next years 200I tion and the other 100 in Blades October I want the 100 on account of the fine letter of Wll son He undoubtedly Is a brick I would just like to hug you both i am getting more In love with Thomas Paine every dayW C WAGENER 3111 N Newstead Ave Answer If you are a woman you can hug me If you are a man you may hug WI son Oketo KansPlease send by return mall Blades with Dr WI sons letters In them and send me a button and a souvenir stone for settee stamps I am a farmer and waste you to bring mo some bf the whoa maydalIdabout the Holy Land and all that country than Bennetts history did He was the editor of the Truth Seeker Put me down for 1 for one of Dr Wilsons books James BRIGHAM Park River N D Encosed fl30 Send me Dog Fennel findi are scrapping over the one I so must have another Also me ten copies of B ado with Dr Wilsons letter in it and you can put me down for five books for the Rome Congress fund SAUNDER SOLL Newark Valley N Y Dear Bro Moore Enclosed cents In stamps for which please se ins a souvenir from the Orient and one Freothought button Will try to send money for Dog Fennel and Blade next monthoLLIE L LUCK Ada aFind enclosed 370 payment of one copy of that tea yo are dishing out to your readers Dog something I understand the dose Is not large but very strong but reckon I can stand it Also please send a pebble to m wife or something you secured on your trip and with the balance push my sub to the Blade upone notch higher and send a copy for a year to John Young Druggist Ada 0 and three subscription postal cards to m end I will send you the subs from time to time as I get themA W CLUTTER New Philadelphia O Please change my address send me pebbo from the Orient and put me down for oneot Dr Wilsons books to the Rome CongressDANIEL HOCK STETTER f Little Hickman KyHave read Dog Fennel appreciated it felt Ilk was traveling myself or had travel ed to the Orient It Is really a gem you have outdone yourself Enclosed 10 cents for Infidel button and two or three pebblesJ W OVER STREEr Answer Cannot send more than one stone or pebble to each wouldnt have enough to go around Central City NebI sow a notice of your book Behind the Bars 31498 in Pink Iconoclast Would like to get one if you will toll the priceM FLINT- CommentYou have a hard name price 100- Worcester MassPlease send me two of the3x13 buttons The linotype has no inatematical ilgn for equal and we cannot print t right Editor Blade Every rational thinker should pas sess and wear one Being recognized by Liberals everywhere It woud be a means of forming many agreeable acIquaintances It would show a uni son f spirit and action that would beIbeneficial to the cause as well as to Individuals Last spring I sent out the idea to some of the rational brothers but I do not know that this button is the outcome of that sugges sumelentlyran portunity to have the initial letters of any society stamped above and be mystical to be interesting to members low the main design Very truy yoursIMANLY A BRIGHAM Chicago Oct 13 1903 Mr Charles C Moore Lexington Ky Dear SirSOlne time ago I wrote you that gave tho copy of the Blade that you sent me to some of my guests and now one of them has ask ed me to order Dog Fennel and one each cf the Blade of October andIOctober Please do so and enclosed 125 to pay for somefICAMIUNI If you ever come to Chicago come to my house You are welcomet New York City 67 E 85th street Herein you will meet one hoy ghost that protects us when In need and brings you the message to keep on sending the Blade to meA HAZY Lorena Tex Oct 10 303 EM Mr James HughesEnclosed find 120 for Dog Fennel In the Orient l have not yet secured the other three jubscrlbers for my club I sent but that is all right if I never send them you have the money I may send lnll1 some names for experimental on some of my orthodox friends Just I for an experiment I think I could get them to thinking fat themselves and eventually become rationalists Hoping to have the book to read by next Sunday I 10Yours MARRSt tr o- k Bellevlew Fla Mr C C Moore Lexington Ky Der Bro Moore1 enclose 15 cents in stamps for which please send an Infidel badge and a souvenir from the Orient The rest In papers con taming Dr Wilsons letter on s Paine Dog Fennel is just fine am reading it the second time MRS C KELSEY Philadelphia Pa Pease find stamps for 10 copies with Dr WI sons first letter of October in Also send to Mr J C Ha non th Blade for one year for enclosed bill In my debate with Rev G B M Clouser I shall try to show that Thomas Paine was a progressive Chris Ulan and that Age of Reason a bettor hook of morals than the Bible The skybuster thinks he going to have a walkover Ho Is be assisted by two D Ds It was he that made the public assertion that the Paine house In the city of New York had been torn down and a Bible erected Its site It is a mlstakoJAMES E ELLIOTT Worcester MassIn a recent Issue of the Blade you said witches were burned In Salem Mass That Is a very widespread error All the w men convicted of the Impossible crime of witchcraft were marched u p ito the top of a barren hill and hanged to trees the bodies being east over the steep and rugged ledge Om man Giles Corey probably becausi of his superior qualities was press ed to death The kindhearted sher ff In charge pressed the victim tongue back into his mouth with his cane as It protruded during the tor ture No witches were burned death In Salem nor In this State M A B AnswerI recall now that was mistaken The common mode o Christian argument has been burning at the stake but this time the stake was a mistake See Buta1Jee samee like Mellcan man every honest man and woman should Irf 1o destroy the Christian religion for If It ever m1Sots in power again we will hanging and burning of heretics jus- as they did in those good old times Ecresez Ilnfame Monalda Me Enclosed 120 for H P etffuPaudlng O Please enclosed find 2O100 for the Bladed and 120 Fennel In the Orient and pebblythat I can have a UORDRAY Answert send you a peb le fro the miraculous well at Hellopolls gee Dog Fennel Iealado OreMr Hughes my are sending for your Dog FenaelnI take the opportunity to send with them I sendL30 for postage and clerical expenses I am sor ry I cannot send more for toe cause but may be able to do so later on MRS VINA HODGES 0tUooa I send to hau eater 5 opIt eu t time lout as you would probably be send ling it to thin air am Ife same age as Editor Moore in yeara but I have like whittled down to point an old pencilB A GREEN Comment I hope you wlpB A Green and flourishing five years from now Boston Mass 22 Village street Dear Bro MooreSend me some copies of the dear old Blade I have been on the sick list for mohths and am not able to subscribe Just yet but later shall forward iny subscrip tion Old papers will acceptable for I am in Catholic Boston sure deserve pity What would Horace Seaver say coud he see idold Bos ton so changed from what it used to be We have a Paddy Mayor alit in the shadow of the Paine me mortal but almost all my neighbors are Micks Hope all good will come to ouCHARLESA WESTCOTT r Grafton W Va Please send a souvenir from the Holy Land I much pleased with Dog Fennel I forgot to send the postage when I sent the 100 but I want another Dog Fennel for a friend and Kidders Virgin Mary and will send the money for them soonW F POE Titusviile PaPlease find enclosed 220 for Dog Fennel In the Orient and Behind the Bars 31498 I think Dr Wilsons piece on GIrard College should be printed In pamphlet Good piece to show up the damned rascalsJ B PEEBLES BALM FLAI have read Dr Wll sons letter in the Blade his visit to Philadelphia cannot find words to express my feelings about the outrage that is being perpetrated against GIrard College In the name of holy reigton I am 54 years old and from my young boyhood have held that there was no hell but when know of such outrage I think that If there is no hell there ought to bo one or such people as are in tHat college Instilling their Ideas Into chldren that Stephen Girard provided for ould cuss but I cant do justice to be subject but if there anybodyi to hire who can guarantee sfactlon in cussing those fellows I want him by the month hypo he Blade will keep the good work golngN L CLARK Oraoe ArizI have been an del since was 18 years old and haven wife and twelve chlldr n all the ame way al enlisted in the same cause of emancipating nifen women and children from the clutches of the cowardlyand lascivious priesthood I ave been a reader of the Blade for ome time though not a subscriber now send you 100 for your paper for a year I would send for Dog Funnel but my recollections of my early association with dog fennel are not the mOst I grew np n a plantation but earljshouldered jy musket to make slaves obey your astersIt HECKLE r1uj d i Kosse TexasEnclosed 20 cent in stamps for which send me four buttons of the Freethought proclivity Send mo a horn of the scapegoat for a souvenir Put me down for WI sons book Just finished Dog Per net and fool sorter kin to it an m mothers name was Pennell I lour ed it to several friends and all say It Is excellentB W ALLEN Smithsonian Institution Washington D CPeaso send paper to or closed address I will send you som money soon The only thing that Is troubling me now is that every boy and girl of school ago In Amerlc cannot get to read the Dogone- Fennell d FRANK BURNS Franklin PaPlease put me dews for ono of Dr Wilsons books am please send me a retie from the Hoy Land I would like a teethe from that old rooster that called Pete down for lying but any old thing wll do I am not through with Dog Fennel yet but so far I think it the most entertaining book of travels I ever read can almost imagine I am right there and seeing the same things that Dog Fennel tells about It is cei tainly worth twice the price that it Js being sod for I will try to do something for the Rome Congres fund in a few days JOHI RHOADE San Francisco Cal Enclosed the coin for four Dog Fennels to follow Ing addresses Oilman is an Atheist the only Infidel in Minnesota Stats prison He a Southern boy put there for cutting a man who insults his female relativegood boy print er fine scholar I will get him to give Moores book a fine send off after reading Pease send me live mart of last Blade No 32 when you mat next Issue to me Toll Moore I got Lazarus down pat Moore Is a peach on Bible lore JOHNSON Mt Sterling Oct Editor Bue Grass Blade twentytfive of October and find amount for same enclosed If I had the mono y would send papers of Dr Wilson letters to every perspn of this county I trust that every Liberal wll distribute from five to fifty of tho two last editions as they ought to be read by every patriot have more papers than I can read Including five Freo thought papers but others will read beingAa r thme all support each other as best w can we must by our own actions show that our is not an institution of paupers headed by begging priests and preachers Let us show to the world that we are Liberals Indeed and not ony In word Let principles support talentIf you cannot write help these that can write for you dont walt Jar your neighbor to act but be yourself a leader in tho cause Some of the reports coming from pur en roles look yeVy gloomy S7lfirswas one flea and there was a time when there was but one In fide But judging by our progress In the last twentyfive years we will make more Infidels In fifty years than there were Jews from the call of Abraham to the crossing of Jordon or Christians from the day of Pentecost to Emperor Constan tine Truth must triumph at last would suggest that our party start a speaker fund for the solo purpose o fromlgospel of Freethought In this way we can reach millions of poops In a Ishort time We must be up and ling let us follow the banner of the National Liberal party which floats In our land without a stain with the Inscription equal rights to all Put me down for two of Dr Wil sons books tine Blade Magazine and send me a souvenir of Palestine pos slbly of Christs grave as his death was the best thing that coud happen Let some of the Liberals hear from them on the speakers fund 1 will head the list with 500 Yours for B P I M EMIL FREDRICH CommentGee whlzl alnt sail ing B P L M stands for Bru no Paine IngersoII and Moore KIDDER Must Look to His Laurels It Th Virgin Mary Any Longer It know that comparisons are odious and it may not be good taste in me to descant upon relative mer its of things that appear In this pa per except possibly sometimes when I am bragging on myse f For years Kidders Virgin Mary has easily walked off with the cake over anything that was ever written in Infidel literature for sale at this office 10 cents and never expected to see anything that would approach it a caricature But am not now eo certain that Kidders Virgin Mary is any longerjlt Kidder may have to spit on mend his hold and come again An Interposing Accident by F Clark of Arlington Md while t is not and Is not Intended to be the uproarious extravaganza that the Virgin Mary Is and for the pub of which I would have been sent to the penltentlary by a United States Court except that the presld ing judge was afraid to risk the read- Ing of it In court ls the most unique job finished ad unguem that ever was written as a caricature of the Chrlstlah religion Kidder has too much sense and too good taste to de amend to buffoonery and Is mild and gentle and oven pathetic In his story ot the Virgin Mary but Clarks story of Sara Is a gem that will give him a niche In the temple of the Immortals and touches any heart that s not obdurate hard callous unsympathetic and unappreciative of the woes of a pretty young woman the of misplaced confidence and unrequited J lover h i 1m loUT TELLS OF- PASSION OF HER PASTOR HOW THE REV W C HAMLEY PROUTYd SENT THE BOY OUT SHE SAYS PREACHERS ATTEMPT TO EMBRACE WAS NOT OF HER SEEKING WOULD NOT KISS HIM LHEHELD ME BY MAIN STRENGTH AND THREATENED TO CALL FOR HELP AProutyRev W C Hamley the Congregation al preacher who also admits stealing a pair of trousers from a local store has taken exceptions to some of thee statements said to hays been made recently by the deposed preacher lq regard to the kissing incident Rev Hamley was reported to have accepted a call to a Marysvllle Wash church after leaving Cheney Mrs Prouty intimates that the preacher tried to do more than kiss her She has written a statement of her case to The Spokanesman Revlew requesting Us publication Her letter followsThrew His Arms About Me Kind Friends1 understand that Rev Hamey has Denied his actions at our place which wish to say Is a mistake He Insulted me the very first call he made It was the first time I had seen the man to know him was by myself except my little boy years old He gave the little boy cents to go and gather some flowers Ind as soon as the boy left the housed he came tq where was sitting and- o threw his arms about me and kissed me and tried to go further I told him I would scream for help If he did not take his hands away from me I then got away from him nd ran Pleaded Forgiveness Mr Hamey at first denied his tions to my husband and one of the hurch board but acknowledged what he had dope lo my husband and some other neighbors and pleaded to be for hezlQrotsaone to Re darker recommending himself and brought them to our place for Mr Prouty and I to sign Through sympathy for him we signed those letters Afterward could see the troub o he was going to cause us and I called for th so letters back and got them after explaining to the parties how It was Mr Haraey seemed to be deter mined to accomplish what he attempt fed to do while he was at our house He held me by nmin strength and threatened to call for help and saw a lady almost to tne door I felt very much relieved and was gad some one came to my rescue He kept begging me to kiss him and to put my arms around him which I would not do said I would die first- Kept a Ladys Place- I havent told the worst of Mr Rameys talk yet But If it be ne cessary I can and will can also get proof that he said did not give him coy occasion to do as he did and I did not kept a ladys place with him can say with all earnestness that Mr Hamley not a man of God and he is not to be trusted I know what I am writing and I would not write anything that I could not swear to and be In the right When he made his acknowledgment he said If he had of had are volver he would of shot himself for doing as he did and was sorry that he didnt happen to have a revolver whatemore sympathy for him and I positive y know that he Is not what ho claims to be Face to Face Now shall not make a reply to any more of his untruths by letter writing but If ho thinks he can prove guiltless In the case am wit Ing to talk to him face toace before the public and have this matter settled right I am right in this case and am telling thetr th all the through Right is right Iin lshalstand by It although I am fighting against a preacher Mr Hamley will have to stand accountable for this great sin he tried to commit if not by his church people It will be God that he has to settle with- I can not believe that man to bo insane My estimation of it is this That he is trying to preach Gods word and serving the devil all at the same time which is Impossible and common sense teaches that he not be successful at both couldI Is plain to see where he is his falure His conduct here Jhefley shows that InI Trying to Deny Truth I am not making Hamloys any worse than they were I have just related as it was and could swear o It Hamley made a mistake and he s making It worse by trying to deny the truth H better realize that his Congregational people are not to be his Judge It doesnt make any differ once how our earthly frlendtf judge us but one thing we should remember that trod knows all we do and all wedontdo MRS 0 A PROUTY J f 4rY mJ HI Ised land The pebble from Olivet however is not so highly prized as the 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 more sacred to me thanIthat of the socalled Holy Lands of the East If the specimen marked The Sphinx Is a chip oft the old block t do not wonder from Its flinty ap pearance that 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ancient doc uments becomes in our opinion too strong to bo resisted by the most de termined skeptics r xl For the Blue Grass Blade AN r INTERPOSINg AC InENT THE PROPHET HAS SPOKEN WITH HIS HOLY TONGUE AND THESE ARE THE WORDS THAT CAME OUT OF HIS MOUTH Deltoid u virgin shall be with child and shall bring forth a son and EmmanuelT hi hour and a cprtsih day that a virgin conceived and was with child and her father salthunto his wife her mother WhfljelTore la our Sara In such a flxt lljfbecometh not a virgin to be so defl t censure And wife fed unto him ter I appearance andhe salth to her certain knowledge theI mans the father there d unto our house for of Sara Is In It Now Slon was comely and good to Iola upon even in her per plexlly andlho felt keenly the shafts of al barbs of spite which frolicsome Idens aimed at her vul nerabo condition so Sara wept and was oft her feed and the Ben Slon family was sore sad and much la irientedt And It behooved the father of Sara to send forthwith for Rabbi liar Sinai- How the Rabbi Jar Slnni was much esteemed throughout Judea for learn ing and he straightway made for the tent of Ben Slon and when Ben Slon saw Rabbi Har Slnal a long way off he ran to meet him and they fell upon each others necks and wept a great weep the extent of which was ike unto the Dead Sea for salineness When at last the whiskers of Ben HarSlnai were untangled and set to rights once more they fell to talking at a great rate and their course was thus 0 Rabbi Har SInai sad is the tent of Ben Slon for It is grievously perplexed My on y daughter Sara a virgin who hath not known man to a verity is in it So said Saras father And Rabbi Har Sinai lifted up his voice andiBald HeyyIsthey house u grlltsKail be tumedlntt joyf for hath been prophesied Behold a sir gin shall be with chld and shall bring forth a son and they shall call his name Emmanue so be of good cheer and lift up thy voice In sounds of praise and joy for it Is written A man child shall be born of a virgin and shall rule my people Israel and restore the kingdom to David and shall smite the Roman oven as Gd lath was smitten good to look upon even In her per way to the habitation of Ben Sion and when Miriam the mother of Sara saw them In such good spirits she called unto Sara Sara cease thy lamentations for Rabbi Har SInai brlngeth good Ings And Sara lent off weeping to satisfy her curiosity at the mens ju bilation And when Rabbi Har Sinai had said to Miriam and Sara even as he had said to Ben Slon there was much rejoicing at the coming event which had hitherto cast such goomy shadows before It Our grief hath turned to joy as the apple juice to cider and the grape to wine salth Ben Slon And a maidens tears are no longer those of anguish but of exceeding great Joy salth Sara And a mothers woo is wafted by the spiced winds of Arabia quoth the father Is no longer the father of a wanton but the grandfa ther of the unborn Messiah salth nen Slon 0 happy Ben Slon salth Rabbi liar Sinai great Is thy happiness throughout all the land of Judea There Is none that equaleth the ected as thou art to rear the Prince of the House of David 0 great Je hovah what a blessing hath befallen thy servant Ben Slon Alleluia Alleluia AUelulall1 shouted they all Rabbi liar SinaI then unfolded a pan as follows Sara was to proceed with men ser vants and maid servants and beasts of burden to Bethlehem In order that the prophecy might be fulfilled whlst Rabbi liar Sinai sent sum mons to the four wise men at the four corners of the earth to hasten and be present at the birth of the son of David tho liberator of Judea And it came to pass that four men from four different corners of the earth saw the Star of Bethlehem and each one exclaimed saw It first and each looked at his watch and saw that it was the ninth hour of the ninth day of the ninth year of the reign of Herod Atlpas and so recorded it In the book of wisdom And It came to pass that old Boreas from the North and Ant Arctlo from the South and Occldento from the West and OrIent from the East each set out upon a camel and each brought much presents of myrrh and frankincense and other exotics and narcotics yea even the farfamed poppy Juice of Ind After so long a time each of the four wise men came to the skirts of Bethlehem and enquired where Sara Ben Slon was registered and were told that sho was at the Hostelry 0ji2 Judea and that Rabbi Har Sinai was very anxious that they hurry as the great event was at hand The Big Four waited only to tether their camels and then made haste to attend the birth of the Prince of the house of David When all had been admitted to the place of accouchment of the virgin Rabbi liar Sinai said 0 wise and learned men from the four corners of the earth piloted hither by the Star of Bethlehem desire that ye witness the birth of the Savior of Judea the Messiah of the ten tribes of Israel- herewith place this sword of Sold mon upon this couch so that the Prince may grasp It and begin to wield it from Infancy so tnat he may know that to him la given lead ershlp that he may strike down the Roman conqueror and bring joy and peace and gadness to the people Israel forever The Big Four answered and said We be witnesses to the facts 0 of the Holy pregnancy be ing at an end the arrival of the new comer was heralded by Itself In a wall of woo which was taken up in chorus by nil present for It was a girl that was horn to the tribe of Ben Slon and its name to this day Is Nuff Said JOHN F CLARK Arlington Md Sept 27 1903 OVERDOSE OF RELIGION Knocks a Lexington Man Crazy and He Writes Me a Letter have heard of a thousand men and women that were very religious and very crazy but never knew or heard of art Infidel going crazy An average Christian dont have far to go when he goes crazy During the war when it was very dfflcult to get smal money a man wrote to George Prentice and asked him What shall do to make stnal change Prentice did not like the mail and in Its paper replied Turn fool it will te the smallest change you can make This Lexington brother seems to have a pretty bad case of It addresses his letters to me as Rev Moore and In a separate note in his communication says Mr C C Moore please publish this In the n ue Grass Dladen M Lexington Ky The poor felon Is evidently clear off his nut but ho Is no crazier than the parts of the Bible that he quotes and he is evidently onto the old Book He has In the communication a pen diagram of his own get up that represents the people being dispersed from the Tower of Babel The pages in his letter are not num bered and cant tell from the con text 1 the order fit which they come bntalt ri itn begin with 8 l pstscrl unurKiti astI have many times beardthat the postscript of a womans letter was at ways the most Important part of the letter and ought to come first but this is the first letter of that kind ever got and themanuscrlpt of this one seems to be that of a man A sample of the letter which is quite long Is as follows P 3 The man that had the name Jesus has no name since the Holy Ghost left his body while the Holy Ghost was in his body his body was called temple temple Rent In twain his Body his testament has no Part in the next comelng of the Christ to the Whole Word see Mat 31 temple there Is the Body the Flesh of the christ now to the Whole World the christ now that is come and opened the gate to all is called son of man in hob c that gate ajar stands free for n who leek salvation Divine Spirit Is not the eternal spirit vine spirit is what the man took from the ch of nahum and Put it down In Revelationwhere it reads a wo man Reigns over mountains and the Black horses the white horses Bay horses the Junning charlotsh so the rulers In America Built their national creed on It they put her Image on the silver coin and made an Image of her and Put it on top of the sapltol of the United States and call her goddess of Liberty that woman an nahum 34 Is a catholic widow so goddess of Liberty Is on the False Prophets weight Is that the reason America has not offered her silver to Here endeth the first lessonone page Any man of common sense who could see this letter that have received would say that the writer Is a poor unfortunate insane man and yet that man Is no more insane than any highsalaried skybuater in Lex- Ington Oathbic or Protestant ex cept on the supposition that the priest or preacher really knows better and Is simply for the money tbats in his job The whole Bible story upon which the Christian religion Is built is cra zier than this poor felow R in story Is that years ago God made the first man and wo man at the same time out of dust Then he made the first man and the first woman over again and made the man out of dust and some time after ward probably about washday day a week found that the man need ed help and made the man go to sleep and sawed a bone out of his side and made the first woman out t Then a snake came waklng into the garden where the two were rats ing vegetables for the market the snake being dressed up in his Sunday swa lowtall coat and stovepipe hat and Induced the woman to cat an apple as generally understood or a watermelon according to one learned Christian expositor then God got on his ear and said he was going to send everybody to hell because that woman ate that apple or watermelon and then he concuded that he would not do that so he became the father of himself by a Jew girl and said f i iIla ti 4 that ererybody that believed that story should go to heaven and all that didnt should go to hell and as for y lt I would rather go to hell thartibelteyo It The only difference betwe n the insanity or worse of the prpAe ors and priests and that of Ris that we have heard the raVlngapf the fikybustera until wo have used to it while they generalshut such a man as poor lunatic asylum and he docs nolbften get a chance to speak his pleat r You may take the craziest roan in he Eastern Kentucky Lunatic Asylum at Lexington and fill him up on whir y and cocaine until he has a first clasa case of the Jamesjams and h not so save him from being Ming write any crazier piece than story that hav the backbone o the wkdoChrlstian religion and there Is not aprlest or preacher In Lexington tha does not know that he is a dead beat and is beating a gang of fools JiM dupes out of their money bylying to them Mf STERLING ON DECK lit Sterling Ky Oct 1903 MessrsTC G Moore and Hughes My Pear Friends Please find enclosed 3100 as follows 75 cents for five each week as long as that lasts and 25 cents for the Poor Funds not abe to supply food for Asfm of the poor being poor my do what little can to one with the Blue Grass Blade jlhe best mental food on earth a rerfular c rentlatieon all kinds of supersytibn tiUike nay upon the statement that any person who reads the Ulfte Grass Blade once a week for a tear will agree with me that every unatic asylum In the land Is rellglonI dreiul1tulJefliw Christ says If we have faith as athntstard seed we can remove mountains but I say unto you In- fldelslt iiRyore have faith as a good sized ctato you can move the whple State people Governor and all hot the fawn must be In yourselves not n Te yK Christ Tho priests are dls bong Dont think yourselves ony aJuniqof ctegravlty fit only for for hell Some people tellaP that talk like this wi Injure my wtIness the a florlst editor Tnkt iay be true to some extent I kiibvr the persecuting spirit of the Christians of tho middle ages still linger luth ihlnds of the people but hat IsFttgrv ery thing we want to bat very wrong that we want OgtJoutpf the minds of the peo must stand erect and speak hetfUth without fear or favor I nd rather perish trying to do right hail to accept a heaven with hyppct tes and with saints and angels throwij in for good count e bignecked charityfed priests will f you a bushel of lies for a dime One of our local preachers told me tit I talked Jido I wo- udnut u his threatening have continued my talking and my trade Is increasing constantly I have lost a few unde veloped minds but have gained the bettor class of people generally Why are the preachers unwilling to debate with us if they believe they have the truth on their side challenge any preacher in nls city to open debate and will accept any challenge from them and I will affirm or deny as suits them Wake up Infidels and help our cause wherever and whenever you can Dont give your mltrs to an Im possible absurdity called God but use your hard earnings to save some of the enslaved minds of your neighbors Support our papers buy some extras and give them to others to read no matter how dry and hard their brain sol may be A few Liberal seeds may take root and grow to be mighty trees of Freethought EMIL FREDERICK Comment Jesus Christ talked about seed that other men sowed this brother talks about seed he sows your preachers marked copies of this Brother know their policy Is toltpstill and still lie lute an old possum and tend like they is dald but It gets it in for them all the same FROM A YOUNG GIRL Did Me 100 Worth of GoodI Send HerM Last Pebble from the Miraculous Well at Hell opUs In Egypt Mr Charles C Moore Lexington Ky Dear SirEnclosed find 10 cents In stampato cover postage for a relic front Orient It will be greatly prized and shall always keep It have read Dog Fennel and I like it so much and have started to read it again I have read Behind the Bars three times and I could read it as many times more and It never would get old I like to read tho Blade and although am a young girl I am as anxious to get it as papa Is Your little friend MINNIE SOLL Park River N D Oct 20 1903 Box Eastwood OPlease change my address I am teaching school hero two big churches In a stones throw of tho school house Big meeting be gins tonight lam years of age and have been teaching school for two years Have been an Infidel for about five years The socalled Christians here have not brains enough to meet me In discussion so they just take what I say Every time get a chance In my teaching expose a Bible miracle and make all kinds of fun of it Will send an order for Dog Fennel when I renew my subscription in about a month G C SCOTT Antone Ore Oct You will find enclosed 500 for tho Rome Wilson fund and I will say that I a r I hope that we can raise 1000 0 more to send Dr Wilson to Rome to attend the Congress to be held there lie should have plenty of money go with not like a beggar and I be anyontcan stand 500 or more I wan PetersburglRussiaRussians and then write a book what tho people are like If slaves or not and will want a book If he one Your friend NELSON DARNHOUSE Brother W W Walace of Chica go prefers that the price of his sub scription to Dr Wilsons book be deposited in tho bank The dollar has togethetr lick of Wood Lake Neb Brother H Hook of Cincinnati will want one of Dr Wilsons books when published Isubmitsthe columns of the Blade- Sweetheart There is a little bird that sings- Sweetheart know not what his name may be only know his notes please me As loud ho sings and thus sings he Sweetheart And like that bird my heart sings to Sweetheart If heavens are dark or bright or blue h trees are bare or leaves are now It thus sings on and sings of you Sweetheart What need of other words than this Sweetheart If should sing the whole year long My love woud not be shown more strong songiCincinnati In my feeble effort have accom plished three things within compara Jve y speakingthe past few months have succeed in having a large num jer of Blade readers to contribute hort articles on Why am an Athe st have inaugurated the plan of tending postage as extra on Dog Fen tel and have started the Rome Wll ion Fund in a trust company I am glad did all these three hlngs for believe they were and ire for the good of the cause My cOumn N L P is getting along fairly wel but not well enough o suit do not receive enough con trlbtlons My strong specialty Is compiling and getting copy ready for the printer wish people would write their ideas on various topics and send thorn Into ma I will fix It up tor print- Another thing wish to speak about want the children to write In fact this Is the main thing want to speak about want to get In touch with the young Let them Wrltf HlplrMinilllts anil nrlHnlarn about thoBlble stories and any other thing they feel inclned about Let them write on one side of paper only and send the copy to me will fix It for publication They can adopt a nomdeplume or sign their name In full If they use a nom de plume I wish they would send their real name alongnot for publication Bit prefer that each child sign its name to every Item- hope the mothers will encourage the little ones in this enterprise It wl prove of everlasting benefit to them It will bring them out as it were It will make them fearless and Independent For all we know we might discover a second Wilson Henry or Closz await contributions Brunswick Me Oct 22 1903 Mr Morris Sachs Cincinnati Dear Sir Enclosed find 100 for cop book to the RomeWilson Fund The Doctors articles In the Blade are great wish It was possible for Mm Henry to go too What a treat we would get on their return wish a who do their own thinking could get the Blade send mine where know It wll be read by eral others and the result a little club of five have subscribed for itMy friend who has the time and secured these thinks he will get some more this winter Hoping the fund Is growing rapidly remain Yours sincerely- S CURTIS In sending a dolar to the N L P Mrs Eliza W Haines of New Marlon Ind also enclosed a dollar for Rome Wilson Fund Thanks Through the courtesy of Brother Morgan Wamsley have received a check for 20 from Vice President William Platt of Whittier Cal Ten dollars of said sum Is Intended for the RomeWlson Fund and the other ten to be used In helping defray the expenses at the coming Congress of the National Liberal Party to be held at St Louis next summer Cross Plains WIs Oct 15 Enclosed send you one dollar for Dr Wilsons Rome Fund but will take two books and also a book of his poems as soon as publishede Also one dollar for dues to the N L P Yours truy A M PARTRIDGE Mr Lee Penman of Tyrone la has an Interest In the RomeWilson Fund in tho sum of 100 Mr Aaron Davis of Frederick Md wants two of Dr Wilsons books when published I also acknowledge receipt of for the N L Lewisville MInnEnclosed 135 for Dog Fennel also please send me some relics from the Holy Land and one of your Infidel buttons Can you Inform me of the whereabouts of B F Underwood and wife OHAS P do not know about Bro Underwood and wife suppose he was dead years ago I hope some body will Inform r i E r jI f THE BLADE NOW HAS FULLY EQUIPPED JOB OFFICEtThe Blade now has a complete out fit to do job work and most respect publicsII hope that friends from a distance well as in Lexington will give Mr Hughes a trial believe he will get up your work for you postage prepaid quite as gbod and as cheap as It can be done anywhere else ItIsexperience to the Blade Address Jas E Hughes P 0 Box 393 Lexington Ky Frisco System WILL HAVbi ON SALE AT St Louis CA1 MemphisCH- EAP ONEWAY and ROUND TRIP Homeseekers Rates FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS OF EACH MONTH ANoSAS OKLAHOMA TERRITORY IN DIAN TERRITORY and TEXAS Fdr rates and Information address- H PQWETrCINCINNATI OHIO KOREA GINSENG NURSERY Doolln Prop SEED FOR PLANTING SPECIAl- TY Office and Nursery at ETNA Pulaski County KY THE WELLKNOWN PHYSICIAN Cures Where Others Fall FOR PROOF READ ills BOOKiAtolciod Sian hood etceo cele niental and I jynlrnl Debllltr i ibooitletr iJlmPQlward Appllenllon curPlh9 of tbo kind exbteucewlth evidence of mo cm Address Dt It p FALLOWS J aBawthl3udver cured to many advanced and dilcult case of a private nature whtch were looked upon as incurable that he ia now considered far and near as the most reliable and fruit specialty Eetitar tdrarrrranJornaloBraA tDr e lohs for 4 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 thcn and enabling him C treat them suc cessfully He Is wellknown as a pro lounced advocate In all lines of free proregninn THE BEST LINE Chlaa InJianneoltaPluu illeRaflJgy THEFAMOUSn r ll Lhti tr jeACOxrur teuunurax I From Harpers Magazine HER REASON Polys godmother gave her a Bible when she was eight years and one day PollS mother found her reading some passages In the Old Testament which were full of hell fire and the appallingthingsfully as her mother entered the room and said Mamma I have always had such a very pleasant impression of God that think shall not read the Bible any more lf you doat mind SHACKELFORD thatiswho printed It are no better Tho idea oChel1 fire is not in the Old Testament but is found galore In the Now Testament trIptotory Oklahoma Texas and New Mexi co via Rock Island Syst Tickets TuesdaysofP A Cincinnati 0 tell you about It iJ 4it T nT r l- rr t ru1 tII BLUE GttASS BLADE NEW YORKERS JEER ELIJAH Dowle Descends to the Vulgar In His Effort to Make Impression In New YorkAudlence Became Disgusted at His Coarseness and Completely Drowned Applause of the Host In Their HissesShow No Respect For the Prophet New York Oct 18Elljah III onco more tonight set on the edge the teeth of his audience In Madison Square Garden with the exception of course of the Host who reIponded with affirmation to his every utter anve even when It became obscene Ills remarks were again of tbe most rambling sort and he has now convinced the New Yorkers that he Is not only no orator but Is even able to folow a single train of thought for more than a dozen words come to you said he to get your hearts and after I get then I will get down Into your pockets Then contradicting himself he said Of course I came to New York for money but you dirty stinkpots rou havent any money Jeers and hisses greeted this sail of the Prophet which were loud enough to drown the counteract sound of the Zion Host Sam Jones had hlft mouth masbetl lately by running It up against a mans fist and old Tony Comstock has been thrown down tho steps so as to break one of his ribs and got kicked on tho hip K that he could not sit down and now I suppose Dowie stands a pretty good chance to get licked by somebody Some people are like postage stampsno good until you lick em hope somebody will give Dowie a good thrashing The man deserves It and he never can make a success of his church until he can pose as a martyr and I want to see him suc cecil I want Dowle to start another big church want the people to see that these great religious leaders are great rascals and that the bigger the rascal the more apt he is to succeed as a llglous leader But the words You dirty stinkpots you havent anr money Is evidently a plagiarism from Sam Jones style that I am afraid Dowle wont win out on that lineI want to see him win but I do hope some fel ow wil give him a first class larruping Lexington Leader oM3IGUARD- i There are persistent evidences tpat New York Is growing Intensely weary of Dowie the Prophet who lays the flattering unction to his soul that he Is the second Elijah and that his vinely appointed mission Is to restore something New York as a rule doesnt mind being humbugged a little Just like any other city simply because New York is In the business to a large extent herself but Dowio is rubbing the thing in on Gotham and quite natura ly and quite properly she resents It and ought to resent It The intelligent people of the country who j have been watching the antics of tbis 1 illtempered foulmouthed blackguar vulgarian and egotist are satisfied that he Is an imposter and hypocril and it is doubtless only a question of time when Gotham will do him bad harm If he doesnt gather up his host and scoot back to Zion Cit where his word is law among the tel ectual weaklings who do his ding and bow down to his mandates with the docility of slaves awed h the authority of a master Dowle has shown himself to he both a brute and mountebank mai queradlng In the livery of a heaven Inspired messenger of peace a mon y gotten for the sake of money alone a charlatan who hasnt even the brains to make his claims appear plauslbe New York has shown Dowio up In his true colors for which the country is grateful CourierJournal DOWIE The pilgrimage of John Aexande Dowie to New York with several thousand of his deluded followers a spectacle which excites feelings dll flcult to analyze c early If he be a charaltan who uses the guise of are liglonist to magnify his own consequence at the expense of many mis guided dupes there Is nothing Urn can be said too severe In condemna tlon of his acts which In the end can only bring reproach upon the religion he caricatures If on the other hand enthusiast led he be an unbaanced Into extremes by the success of his teachings there can only be pity for such misguided energy The bare pos Blblllty of this latter being the case Thero are leads to some tolerance however features of his proceeding which show too much method to Im ply mental aberration and too mUch wordly learning to Invest them with genuine religious Inspiration Assuming the character and name of a prophet he has gone to New York to condemn Its worldliness and of their Inevitable to warn Its sinners fate unless they repent Yet his have more tho wordlyperformances display of a West show than the lowly ministrations of Elijah or John the Baptist The former craved noth andthan watersumptuousing more cakes made with meal and was con tent to be fed by ravens The latter St Mark tels us was clothed with camels hair and a girdle of a skin i Jv w about his loins and ho did eat locusts and wld honey And when they wont about doing good they Wal1OlI and were meek suited to their calling Now contrast Elijah II as Dowie calls hlmsof with this type of prophet or evangelist Ho travels In a geous palace car living on the best of flesh and fowl and stopping In New York at one of the most fashionable hotels with a superb suite of rooms for himself and family Instead of camels hair and a girdle of skins on his loins he Is fashionably dressed with a tong coat and high silk hat while his daughterJs reported to have been robbed of a 1500 diamond But nmuseslNewabounding wealth no doubt recalls the hush times there before the sump In Wall street Having gone up lUe a rocket there will be general curios Ity to see him come down like a stick AUDIENCE HOWLED With Delight When Carrie Nation Arose and Challenged Prophet Dowie to Combat Egged On the Saloon Smasher Who Was FInally Taken From Madison Square Garden By Police Followed By TYto Thousand People Dowles Meeting Then Ended for Night New York Oct 20John Alexander Dowies Zion City show at Madison Square Garden encountered an opposition performance tonight and that right In its midst This opposition was nothing less thai the advent of Carrie Nation of Kansas the sa oon smasher who rose up In the garden nail challenged Elijah III to open combat- A passage at arms between tUe twin stars tickled the large audle the garden which had still beon drawn In curiosity to see the exhumations from Dowies peculiar vocal ary to the very cockles of Its Goth amlte heart They howled In every delirium of unexpected glee and greeted the sal lies of the Kansas Baoon smasher with applause egging on the heroine fugitive as they would have liked to egg on the Prophet literally Carrie was hustled from the garden iy the police fol owed by about 2000 of the audlensce and the meeting practically ended NASHINOTONSffRaoO1 THE Dishonesty of a Christian Clerg man Shown by W A Croffut In Washington Post The assertion that General Washington wrote a prayer book must now be settled adversely In tho Post of July the Rev Clarence E Bal Alexandrlaireplying tian made the following In Christ church Alexandria at 7 a m en the anniversary of his Washingtons death I assisted the rector of that church In a memorial ervlce of him who was In his llfetlra vestryman and supporter of that hurch The rector placed in my hand manuscript book of Prayers for f emily and Private Use bearing the rellknown signature and entirely In clited in the handwriting of George Washington My par the service waa to read one of the prayers the were for morning and evening of very day of the monthand I read that for the given day which we were hservlng It was full to overflowing of deep spirituality betokening a high sense of spiritual communio with God profound bewailing of that could only be pardoned by the thor of all through the sacrificial death of his only begotten son which ill pleaded most humbly might add iO luiml y and piteously that seeing the deep repentance of heart under tho cloak of those words I was moved i deeply as to need a pause in whlcl to regain my solfcontrol before mild read on promised the Post that I would icortaln whether this statement was irect or not have done so I did wt believe that Washington eve IVrcto sucn a book but merely said ring on the hook The chaileng jls been Ignored by the Rev Jal by the rector of Christ church N W Glbbsv by Judge McCalmont id by Washingtons relatives The iron for their reticence appears to 00 that there Is not and never was an such book went to Alextandrla on Thursdaj to find the two ministers above men ned Both were absent on thou icatlons But did find tho prayei book on sale there and obtained It Is not an original but pur portR to be a facsimile of an alleged Manuscript book written by George Washington This facsimile Is book which Mr Ball hed In his hand n 1899 for the original hind been by Washingtons heirs In a illadelphia auction eight years be- toro and had never been seen by them ng that this facsimile was In the banll writing of George Washington de was mistaken In saying that It tained his signature Ho was taken in saying that It contained sixty prayers for it contained only eight- and a half Mr Lawrence Washing ton Informs me that this is all there rp in the original Ministers alter- they regain heir selfcontrol ought to bo more accurate f l JrJt 4 Rut If the photographic duplicate Is not entirely indited In the ha writing of George Washington the original was alleged to be because the letters had an antique slant somewhat resembling the writing sat the begin nlng of the last century Besides the paper was brown So tho lracrawere alleged to have boon copied by Washington even If he did not pose them The merest casual inspection makes this doubtful and an expert inspection dispels the claim In the first plnce of the 3300 words In the Ilraers every word Is spelled right The Father of his Country was notorlou a bad speller In his familiar Itters of which ho left many thousand be hind we find such words as winder oy hatt glow rlbon coud chearful1 tribute klrb daunclng cornicle shott bason and sensable He allured to two of the coors on the flag as being redd blew Ho tells how many he rid charges himself with a kag of beer and barrel cyd ranll speals In French of making a faupas TIle clothes of his soldiers were thread bear Yes the fact that every word In facslmle Iraer book Is spel1ell conventionally Indicates that Wash- Ington dill not even copy it There Is much other evidence One of this countrys experts In chirogrn phy Is the historian Worthington Ford No other living man Is so fa ml lar as he with Washingtons handwriting In fact he has probably read more of Washingtons original letters than any other man living or dead except Washington himself Ho does not hesitate to declare that the praor hook of which he has seen the orlgl nal Is not in Washingtons handwriting This would seem to settle that phase of the question The author of the prayer boole speaks of my natural corruption and vlleness Ddes this sound like Washington He supplicates Suffer me hot to be drawn from thee by the cunning of tIde devil Does that sound like Washington A member of the first Presidents cabinet says that when Cashing saw Randolphs pamphlet he exclahn oil By the eternal God he Is the lamnest liar on the face of lie earth During tho French Imbroglio Washington said according tq Hamlltc that by God he had rather bo In his grave than 1n his presentjjposltloi Brig Gen John Scott Washington found Lee retreating he swore like an angel from heave The result of his use ofjjexpetiv seems to Indicate that th name the Lord was never takenjby him in vain 1 Where did this prayer pok called Washingtonscome from lt was not he outpouring sane monlousness by a good deal It tot In his handwriting Iiwas e isI lently copied by somebody tom sot of those compilations of Fam Prayer of which every family pos agolWhichand have found great tomes jf obsD ete devoutness There ir Rev hashM = tiwrt nll 11 Prayers for Use of Fam Ies Rev Vllllam Jay 1820 Family Prayers Rev S Palmer 1811 Behind tbem 1U I found Supplications of Saint lev Thomas Sorocold 1G9 This was Interesting It was printed In the time of Shakespeare and Bacon most three centuries ago and it tained three prayers of Queen Elizabeth written probably In the same war that Washington wrote his and perhaps just before she beheahe Queen Mary It was published ony lyon years after the great English Jlble was printed and was a can nation of Morning and Evening rayers The third prayer that met mr eye looked familiar Yes Sure enough I had found the source of Washingtons prayer book Below in arallel columns are two versions of one of the prayers side by side Sorocold Original 1619 Lord God most mighty and merciful father I thine unworthy creature acknowedge my own vileness atural corruption and abominabi many times and divers was committed against thee so that am not worthy to come hear thy sancti ry or to trust the uttermost limits of the place wherein thine honor weIeth Yet I beseech thee for his sake In whom thou art so well pleased my Lord Jesijs Christ vouchsafe to admit me to render bounden thanks for thy manifold riiercles ex mded toward me this night past and all other times of my life for my rest and sleep my food and raiment my heath peace and liberty and the hope of a better life In the merits thr dear Sons bitter passion Am dear Father I beseech thee to tinuo thy merciful favor unto me this ly and ever hereafter Prosper aU let me havem lawful undertakings a my directions from tb1wi1 and my success from thy merciful hand Washington Bogus 1903 O Lord our God most mighty and merciful Father thine unworthy creature and servant do Once more approach thy presence though not worthy to appear before thee because of my natural corruptions and the manr sins and transgressions which have committed againstthy divine majesty Yet beseech thee for the- sake of him In whom thou art wel pleased the Lord Jesus Christ vouchsafe to aamlt me to render deserved thanks and praises for thy mamfold mercies extended toward me for the- quiet rest and repose of the past nl hht for food raiment health peace liberty and the hopes of a better lift through the merlin of thy dear Sons bitter passion And 0 kind Father continue thy mercy and favor to this day and ever hereafter Prosper all my awful undertakings let have all my directions ron thy Spirit and success from thy bountiful h lltTn-e prayer the anony- mouS prayer book sold as Washing tons Is not Ii verbatim copy but man who reads both can fall to see- that It is a close paraphrase of Other examples of devoutness in Islingtons Prayer Boot have similar origin but I have already trespassed as long as I1 ought upon 1111Uallwhich ho has credited to Oeorge Washington was output of a British priest two centuries before Wash- Ington was born when the wisest fool In Christendom was on the throne BRANNS ICONOCLAST For November Is a Paper That Good People Ought to Endorse Many of you know that I have been opposed to Brann nail to his Icono clnstdurlng his life nail since his death That ho was what Is called n lIant writer and a word palntei no competent critic doubted but he encouraged various Immoralities and under n disguise encouraged Catho clam Any man had Jua as much right to defend the Catholic religion If ho believes In It and docs It openly and honestly ts hrye to defend InfidClity In that way but no man has any right to defend anything or do anything ice under any disguise It may be yet for all know to he contrary that tho Iconoclast stll a Jeault paper anti that Its man igcrs having seen that Its true chnr cter had been discovered have de ilded to take more rains to hide Its loren foot The Iconoclast not now on Infl paper it ndlculcn tho Bible as lie Uhollc church willing for anr bolly to do That church slmpiy Ite nands that you shunt say anytmr against It But the Iconoclast still oases bouquets to God ann Christ as 10 thorough y philosophic publlcatlc could or would do This last issue of the Iconodlast has and expresses In very virile tern he low estimate of Dowie that all proper people have but while Dowie certainly the intelectual and moral qual of the late lamented Pope or its successor the present incumbent here Is not a word In the November iconoclast against Popes or popery Vien they certainly have made thin elves as offensive to general intel ence and good morals as Dowie pas sib y could do If the Iconoclast proposes to met its manners on this point it must bring forth fruits meet for repent ace until no reasonable man can longer suspect it of being a Jesuit irgan and the Iconoclast should plain y express Its defy of that arch memy of human happiness the Cath lie church just as it does Dowle a Protestant until Its position can be read and known by all men If that paper wll do this I am willing to 3t bygones be bygones and overlook the dregs of Christianity still linger tig In the Iconoclast and recbmmen tu my friends to trust It know Is dangerous ordinarily to trust anr ulng that has once hail the mark of popery on it to do anything tt is advanced and good but there are Catholics coming over to Infidelity inu and u tno Iconudast should tray bur confidence we would lose thing by It because It would only lve us another opportunity to plolt the treachery of popery loose who know of my experience with Christian tyranny and injustice now that as between Catholicism and Protestantism my prejudices would naturally be In lavor of Catho Ism because excepting priest Barry If Lexington no Catholic has ev done me any Injustice in matters of religion while there are hundreds of Protestants who have done me justice as a matter of reiglous hate- The November Issue of the Iconoclasts full of things that are good and wiRe and witty and there Is not an dvortlsement In It that any moralis could object to as was formerly the case nor anything else that cannot motion I sometimes make slams at the Yankees that I think are generally u derstood to be Pickwickian and if there is anything in the Iconoclas tbat looks unjust and unfair It Is an article against the Yankees when common Intelligence think would show that there is no moral difference worth considering between the pea pIe of the Nortn and those of tin South Nlne tenths of the people In tin North that fought to free the slave slavery being one of the outrages that- we learned from the Dlblewoud- have taught to keep him In slavery they had lived In the South and owned slaves and the North today Is Quite as unjust to the Negro as the South Is and Indiana a Northern State the banner State In persecuting Ne roes But apart from this possible justice the Iconoclast of November eveh with its occasional sops to the Christian Cerebus is a fine publlca tlon and If that publication will put- Itself into a newspaper form and Issue a paper of that kind once a wool Iltead of once a month and do It for 100 a year and keep up the tone of its November issue it would be paper that would make the Blue Grass lade look to Its laurelswhich the most that can be said for any bOlbs newspaper KIDDER Says the Girls Dont Tote Fair San Francisco Oct 1903 My Brother Ive written to several of your girls and they haven t an swered Ilnr nl this to old man ohnson who line been giving m- eawaynas stlnkln ol cuss Every time tell hInt that Ive written Miss So and So he says 0 shes aged The fact Is Im stuck his grandaughtor Alice The other- night I went to his house and Alice was Indulging In a vocal effort yaw hoo baoo Oooo So I took- her out and bought her some candy- lnd the operatta ceased said What have your folks been- doing to Alice Then with his pipe- stuck up to his starboard eye tbe- pipe was a present from mehe said You have been drinking I asked- how he know and ho had the audac vn ILLINOIS CENTRAL RALROADl I 1 1 LOUISVILLETTO CALIFORNIADaily PROPORTIONATELY RATES TO OTHER POINTS THROUGH PERSONALLY CON DUCTED EXCURSION SLEEP ERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST AND HOME SEEKERS EX CURSION RATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND WEST FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS IN EACH MONTH WRITE THE UNDERSIGNED FOR CIRCULAR DESCRIPTIVE OF LANDS THE SOUTH ASK LOCAL TICKET AGENTS FOR THROUGH TICK ETS AND FURTHER 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something You have suf fored Ive done nothing Certainly we are working for something Did you ever hear of a Freethinker mak ing anything out of his work Of course you rank first Then comes Wilson told Bro Clampctt If there be a God and hereafter I want that uodto look after the CAm pett family Goodbye brother i UDDER f ItKentuck w Choice winter apples for sale of all the leading sorts and host keepers ojCOllntyGreenings llussotts Bellflower all hand picked and carefully selected for family us Price 200 per barrel of throo bushels delivered to freight ofllco I pay freight on nil orders of live barrels or more Remit by press money ordor AddrelsfEDGAR F SMITH Lock Box 2335 Battle Creek Mich SEVEN REASONS WHY You should order of Wettst in My experience as a Jeweler and Dla mond Merchant 2Iy established skill as a Watchmaker and Designer My artistic qualifications In select- Ing latest and finest goods My proximity to Chicago markets where I select what you order from largest stocks fresh 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