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Digital page images are linked to the text file. j111ICCIr OTT 23 W TJU GRASS BLADTII EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN TIlE INTERKW OF GOOD ILS1riuiinu1lihl 8100 YEAR IX ADVANCE VOLUME XII NUMBER 40 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29 E M 303 100 A YEAR t ft TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five or moro 60 coot each a year I Tcrms100 per year In advance foreign subscription S150 Five copies one year 260 Make all Money Orders DranK and Express Orders pnyabla to thn Blue Grass Blade Lexington K When you change your address vise this once giving your old as well as the now address When you send your subscription yo whether you are a uew or old sub ecrlber r f The address slip on the impor wl show expiration of subscrUUoi to ofu 011pas soon ar Subscrlpt y b this publication a not dlacoEAtod at expiration unle so ordered by the subscriber The J courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsiole to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers re e celved until the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered disco n tlnued Office of publication 161 East Third street near Walnut l Entered at the Post Office at Lexin 2 ton Ky as Second Class Mall Matter Address all communications to SLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky 619Y 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLEc ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certal- degree demoralizes those who ma It those who sell It and those w dIfrom the coiled and poisonous won of the distillery until It empties in the hell of crime death and dishono- It demoralizes everybody that touch ItIdo 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 r Ity of the poverty of the ignorance of the distress of the little children tug glng at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking f bread or the men of genius It wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpen isthe shI4ndthe almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank not wonder that every thoughtful mant prejudiced against the damned st firKeep Church and State forever leparateGrJt In no sense whatsoever Is this ernment founded upon the Christi religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absoluteGarfleld COLLEGE of MEDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material PEE5 MODERATE Full term opens In September Writ today for Catalog to 1 ENCE DRESSLER M Secy 1V46247 Ashland Ave Chlllp I PAGANISM ELEVATES WOMAN MORE THAN CHURtH Vicarious Atonement ae Means Producing Criminals Effect of caching of CcnfjiclUsnnd Budrlhi L J rof I i t9ebeter j11 la From Chicago RecordHerald In the of Nov 8th F C IVee sirs one o two 1ueltIJ1 which f wish to WtI attention Ills little pleasantry In opening of 1u tAnna because dhagrew witb prl dispensations Is quits whniAnd nt that time victim would h alongIthbn it remembered that after the church hnd been established the whooJI of medical science were clotv ud and the Insano were cured by prayer and the laying on of hands with the rock as a persuader or If tIP case proved obstinate the stake patienlid t e rtv ml Vity Instead viacrioj vti dlctiveno of IWO fir Weed recommends the study o the condition of women in China Tur key India and Africa and thou In jnizedrules of conduct Now that is jus what have done and I find that in Southern Europe where the priest touryany pagan coun try and that In Ittiy Spain und 10 tugal those Intensify Christian tries the degradation and subjection women U the wonder and regret travelers with human Impulses 0MarrIages in India Leadd ordIs JJsIn India and the burning of widows and that the accounts of these things are much exaggerated and ought to saysthatafter the British Invasion when ows threw themselves on the funeral pyre of their husbands to save themselves from a worse fate at the hands magallel in this country In the sect Ing themselves the disciples of Jesus Christ who seal a boy and girl each o other at a very early age Then the marriageable age for girls of 1byears In England Is not to be of even though they be bargained off by male relatives And wJat of the purchase of titles The story o the sacrifice of femal feelingly I are told by unprejudiced historians thenso d fuhor are destroyed It la only from the necessity of supply and de thtotrnDlesmany and Austria for foreign sou tries for lumber camps and resorts cities These are all Christian sou tries the church supported by the state and Its tenets taught In the schools Could the condition of Chi nose women In pagan China and India have been worse before than It has been since invasion by Russia England America and their mission foasWeed attempts to explain that mistakes of the church as a body ould not be charged against of Jesus Christ but their fruits ye shall know them If church has perpetuated false doc it must accept the consequences NAfter centuries of its teaching we nd Its adherents breaking every ond of humanity overriding every barrier of equity and silencing any at yterns thannt r en at the expense of earth life It Is not eIdo t tentlon hence In a recent report we rend of 40000 homeless taco In Chlca go But why worry about them when they have the assurance that the bearer of the cross here Is the wearer of the crown hereafter The warden of a western penitentiary says that his experience among convicts has proved to him that the teaching- of Icarlous atonement has been the means of producing many criminals Why should they try to be upright citizens when the thief on the cross was promised a place In paradise by simple belief When exploiters of la InIhighest authoritythe vicegerent ofI shoutbeshakes our confidence in the hens cence of Christian teaching and are willing to accept the statement of a former British consul to China In haylivedseen more degrudatlon and drunksness and misery In London In one day InChinamsetonnrlefChrttendomConditions Dtalrable t cent writer on China says hItffi lnow that the motlierWbf Cofu tfus and Buddha directed thctf educa greatIa the other religions of the world What jl fhe mother of Jesus II rectos plain that the condition of pagan women Is just as desirable as that of Christian women but the dif forouci that Christianity malted htrcredit which belongs wholly to ill advance of scientific Investigation tp commercial Interchange of nations Hill the indefatigable work of reform ra und let us hope that long ere another two thousand years have passed they will have worked out a moro just method and again Say If the teaching of Jesus Christ has given us our present conceptions of lira and duty then let us be pa ans ofIllGREENthrraco L Urea toe venprable e li tor of the Free Thought Magazine and from reliable testimony b fateta J irageddoublyA few dollars for a few months or a few cars would have d snddesrt witnh We cannot write of Mr Greens death calmly It seems as If he was a victim of some terrible enemy as If againsthhtls lm 1tit t u glvenblsFreothoughtHeand liberty of others His reward all r this for his years of toll for his treat struggle to keep his magazi olive that he might confer some fit upon his fellow beicgu was a sea ty subsistence suffering suicide inandAIrGreen was making for you and for race he and his wife would be all and happy today We are Informed that these two old people were found dead in ed In a cheerless flat at 211 Indlal street In Chicago What had this old sick nortto couple to live for Their only Thewas s that they had to Invite death to come perhapsfromIt Is a cold world when a man who conscientiousIlyno cheerful comfortable place whereinI to pass his declining years This noIFreethinker deserved a better rfate when he lived was right when he called aglI Porf grayus on ofI tlnlewe poor j there would be a vol un tar surrend itoferclse over their unfortunate fellow to use the sad death of the Greens to point a moral and soy thatI there Is little encouragement to work r the enlightenment noel ennoble of human beings If In old e one has to commit suicide to escapeI starvation From Lexington LeaderIINSANE Leslie Carter Lost His Mind Ov Religion Leslie Carter a colored sear from Lincoln county serving a to sentence In the penitentiary brought here this morning from Frankfort on the 1050 L N train In charge of Sheriff B B Jeffries and Deputy E Pierce of Franklin county and placed In the asylum He developed a religious aI few days ago and soon became a ravI Ing maniacIAn English bishop owned a portable bathtub which he failed on one occa lion to take with him on a pastoral visitation When he returned he found that the housemaid had used the be loved Calling her Into his stn syoast he said kindly Mary do not so much mind you using my tub but what I object to Is that you should not do behind my back what you would not do before my face When In need of Job printing of any BIeand ode cheap as any one 1IH UGHTS ON THANKSGIVING rmRULhE LITERsATJRE AND BAD GRAMMAR itSi du4l Bear Hunter and Gov YaTes of Illinois Are the Die ys Special Chums aton Earth Front thi actual condition of af wouldthinlHouse and the Governors of the States won f have enough to do to withouttramplinging church and State by coiling the tthroughTbanksglvl fullhoods ThanL iug proclamations are as remainsforYates of u fools to grasp the palm IfDeityearth the is no doubt that the her fromIllinois tlownreoturn jjyanti FrotaUtone of these proclama UniteStatus delightWI1 nIghtAndploasf19 Oritdr think that the land was vehadtb1tnvnW1and that Deity had talc e Gryiat woman and child undr idThe peopti are urged to giv nndhappinessland neThere Is a good deal of amazing doubtne s If a photograph of the peace we bar e our religious political financial so scaldr bo takenrno on old messageThin seatoam come to set a man at variance against his hieyr Bible has been so literally carried out as this one of Jesus Christians have always sought peace by fighting for It and the lowers of the Prince of Peace have always been and are today the most persistent and brutal fighters on professdiscipleshave enslaved persecuted robbed soil massacred and they are doing all these things today Russia- despotism German militarism irl Ish nnd American Imperialism greed avarice present the kind of peace have today and may be causes for thanksgiving as we are tpld God prosperItyIn tiorewho are feeding at the public crib to those who are coining delta from the life blood of their fellos and who calmly survey the wreck ruin of the toilers through a long dls tance telescope- As to the happiness of our peep according to the proclamation makers Is of the unalloyed type lying gushingfromerThis glorious state of affairs Is attributed to the mercy and her licence of Almighty God When preachers and officials talk about goingoprestldlglaltorshighway the political sandbaggers the meteoric financial Napoleons have done nothing but walt for the Lord pour his blessings upon them This contented lot at least satisfied with themselves and the Giver of every good gift proclamation writers and pulplteers know no moro about the Almighty God they talk so glibly of than a last years birds nest knows about the signs of the Zodiac they themselves are revelling In they care no more about what gods or men have done thou the tan of Turkey cares about the Commandments We are told that God created all things so let us not forget to be thankful for the political corruption that Is eating out the heart of the nations for the Industrial warfare tween capital and labor the strikes thdomestic h our divorce courts are turning a searchlight for rile of atics that are crowding into our in sane asylums for the army of criminals who ore overflowing our prisons or making their way to the or electric chair for our hundreds gambling armyofed on and sent to graveR In the pot millionsthousands of men and women who are bogging for a chance to make an honest living for the stunted and andtenemcntsIce for the millions of women whose humblehomespenny for their labor and are quires to expend their labor and strength bearing children and In mbleGods ruttr aottheirlovedhappywomen whose husbands and sweet ijrVLfleafor the millions of mortgaged homes homesfor d women anti children for the is upooors In our city councils State L latures and national Congress VN llnaUniteStatesfed officials let the hells ring the or whosehearts gNthanksa lackThanksgiving 20th hecausethe chainforand the city Is full of violence HENRYyersallIes A DREAM foraa Im glad to see you looking so well had a very queer dream last night And a very nice picture appeared my sight spellAndThe recording angel fat there In a atchairAnd faithful St Peter also there The great book lay open haters you see That recorded the actions of both you and me But It wasnt my turn yet io I step ped aside And I0111elnslde There were many folks there that didnt know And some that thought ought to be down below girteel fin sicdAnd a man who had murdered his mothert so WM his brother Thtu brother a drunkard and gumol had been But repented at last and they let hl go in nt the wife and the children he kicked noel abused Whe they sought for admlMlon we rufuaedd upon their den And of course had to go to einstead a But whet dearest Tom was my gre est surprise It made mu fool sick it brought tears egoset dear Tom hardly can tell But I saw you Tom In one corner of iehell all of our jolly crow Were right there Tom a talking tolet you There were Charley and John an Alice and Mary Anna and William and Jessie and Carrie And Martha and Albert and Harry and Sue And Robert and Florence nndiJero and Lou There was also John Rolland good natured noel jolly Who used to sit round and laugh our folly happyeuWith all that cared for presented to sight thought to myself twould bo lien fo dwell With such boon companions even In hell osl could think of no place that for mo DEATH ofOF GREEN AND WIFE OF FREETHOUGHToMAGAZINE Chicago Chronicle MiltorMagazine and his ngsd wife ware found dead In heel yesterday In tcheerless rear flat at 211 Indian street cirecumstances Indicated to the police that aecillentnlIyThe theory of suicide however was rlentIIThedoubtUhIwifeuanJgnostlctheformer JIVeIn finditheGreendopartmenthim the bodies were discovered Thursdayevening thehellhoterto enter the flat He noticed the odor thenwenttered the flat they found the aged nightclothing Aslarcnover failed to reveal any letters or deathsThe a lgporsettrMiutu Ull energy tfjriarfi Ib1rpr irlAheaacoeaon foot to establish it on a stnmdor tllofrony wouldoM Mnngnsnrlan who was a free quent contributor to the magazine and posltlveThey were old both lrh dealt r beh5tis one of sacrifice they sa tctc atEstreet who was an Intlma e teMr Green was of the belie ij9e coo writer nnd his wife may t a a5ForS1clogradually a1lttheorylife was the success of his tir Freet bought Magazine wl t trleaddeathof Robertrilesputicn 0 twentyone years ago Hf earn coudumier atoUudcounregradhCollege KIDDER thatatthroughthat thlWillieJohnson Is 0 Klee18 Papas picture hanging in his bed room That makes It all right for Irish Catholic girls to visit him all they like Dont Kidder make you do a rash thing never think of excommunicating luhnaanucvort11186 M L would compare With the grand panorama witnessed down there Hut while I was wntchlns to yeti some ono burn die angel approached mo and said twas my turn aldad smiled as I sold If twill do just as well You may give me n ticket anal book me for hell Then woke from my dronin and vatthought for a spell That hell Will heaven and houvon was Ibel DR J W DORWART Nebrnli lmI r- Ht ltnjGRASS BLADE I w uw 1s T BE GOOD SOCIETYIj I want us to try to start a society that will be different from any other society that I ever heard of It will not have any officers or any Initiation fee or any official paper or anj ex penses of any kindnot a single cent and I want you to be sure not to J send mo any money for It for if ou do I will send It straight back to and It will cost me postage and stationery and time and pains to do so Any money that may be sent me by persons without giving any name will be enclosed in an envelope and addressed to Tine Mayor of Iexing ton Ky for the Poor and that Is nil that will bo written in or on the if you have any money that you want to give away give It to somebody at your own homes for it will defeat the purpose of the De Good Society to send it to ie for we want it understood without an doubt and so that everybody can see it that none of us who are connected with it are to male one single cent or postage stamp in any way direct ly or indirectly out of this society There will not bo any printed matter of any kind connected with it tbat I can now foresee and if any at all it will not postage and all I thlnl amount to more than 5 a year and will all be of cheap material and tbat expense if any I want to bear mself Please understand me so that there will be no possible doubt about it that there is not to be to Mr Hughes or to myself or to this paper In way one single cent of pay that can be avoided It may possibly male some more subscribers to this paper and in that way may be a source of profit to the paper but that is unavoidable and so important Is it that all may SPI that there Is no purpose for anyb connected with this to inaUo an money that if anybody sees in the society any chance to make an money I hope he or she will at once Inform me so that that may lu avoW edI do not want my name Known In the matter partly from pulley y imay call it and partly because I am not entirely the author of the idea Several years ago a lady named Eliza Mowbry Blivpn wrote in some Infidel paper1 think It was the New York Truth Seeker a piece about ing good or being good now forget which if there is difference and ii it soJmnressed me that I felt IIkp uivenmfc my wnoie paper into HlIlt one idea I do not though now pose to change at all the charae of my paper from what it now is and I want it to go on just as It Is doing L except that I want to add to it tbls idea of the Be Good Society and I dont want anybody to trouble themselves about it in any way except as they may desire to do so Those who so desire and want to communicate with me on this sUbject will please address all communit tj are in writing to Be Good Jilt iV b6x 393 Lexington Ky The box of the Blue Grass rofeosrd Is already paid for and me you can ktytgeItor it from thefatand it sug abergfena Jew days before the Postottl would understand thatn titers to the Be Good Soclet ould go in that box Of course letters would come all right if plainly addressed to Box 393 Lexington Ky but would like for you to put Be Good Society on your letters because it would be some vertiseraent for the society to do so Jand would thus help it I I read that piece from Eliza I Mowbry Bllven I met he rat the Con gress of the American Secular Union 1I at Buffalo N Y during the Pan Ame ican exposition there and talked to her She is an ardent member of that d organization I do not know in what State she lives and do not Imow whether she has ever been married and cannot recall whether I was in troduced to her as Miss or Mistress I do not even know now whether she Is living I do not remember to have seen anything from her or to have heard In any way from her since that time She begged me not to leave the A S U and to discourage the organ 1 ization of the N L P She seemed to be about 50 years old was tall and thin and not at all pretty She was only an average public speaker was not brilliant nor specially scholar was modest and retiring and the dome iinant idea of her life seemed to r good aril to do good She very deeply Impressed not this thought of being good as a mean of winning in our Infidel contentlo has lodged In my heart and mind ever since Then some time in the last few months Dr Wilson wrote In tic Blade a piece about being good that added to what Eliza Mowbry Buyer had said has peen off and on In my mind until this time I in the mean time trying to formulate some plan of propagating this idea and of giving r some of the details of belnk good My Inca In the Be Good Society is to try to refrain from doing wrong aitjKto try to do things that are pos right each person to be Iris or her own judge of right and wrong j and nobody to dictate to anybody else except as parents to children and guardians to wards but all Jwvlng the right to advise and the opinions ol all being asked if they desire to give them I would like to publish these Bpeclinents in a condensed form in Ithis paper over any name or no name that parties may sign just along with tire other matter of the paper or In any form that may here n iitiitiJijj after seem best so as not too much to use the space of tho papersay a couple of columns and I want my management of this department to the main or almost exclusive part of my editorial writing I motives In this idea One perJ not very laudable but it is th- etruthIs to gain fame another Is to myself in trying to be a better man and another is to make myself happy by trying to make others good and therefore happy I believe that happiness Is the only true end and allu of life and that trying to make othersI happy is the only way we can make ourselves happy While as I have said no one can say to any other what is certalnl right for him or her to do or not to do and each one must be the cen Ror of his or her own conduct thereI are three persons or alleged personsI whose words or alleged words I woud recommend as a basis for our idea They are Confucius who said we must not do to others what we wothl not have them to do us Jesus Christ who said we must do to others as we would have them do to us and Tom Paine who said to do good is my rellg do not think that morals are ab solute only relatlvcand therefore I think that what may be good nnd moral for one person at one time aud one place and under certain surround- Ings may not be so for other persons under other conditions or even for the same person under changed conditions and therefore wo will neither prescribe nor proscribe but want each one as opportunity offers to do or say or frain from doing or saying what he or she believes at the time will malte hint or her happy to think about terward and I would advise that each person should cultivate a habit of living each day so that when they reo tire at nfght they will recall that that Jay they have said or done something that will be pleasant to recall as part of that day because It had made jr been Intended to make somebc or some animal happy hope that kindness to anImals and careful refraining from cruelty to animals will bo a part of the purpose ur tho Be Good Society want to engage the interest of all classes of people In the societyold and oung rich and poor black and wbite and red and yellow Indians and Chi nesrgood and bad male and temnle Christian and Infidel I have been a lenltentiary convict and I hope this society rosy find its way into penlten larles and all kinds of prisons and will be greatly obliged to any newspaper or to any Individual who will in any way do or say anything to let the purpose of this society be known Of course It may prove a failure so tar as exciting any great public interest Is concerned but I do not see how It can be a failure to the individuals who may practice it and it Is an nge when strange things are happening allilit tarry be the means of great good I want the means of effecting the urposo of this society to be just as varIed as the characters and dispositions that may take any part in it a natures to use serious methods and hose of merry and cheerful and fun natures to use the means that float natural to them Nobody who comes into this so lety Js to put hlmsef or herself der any kind of obligation and may come into it or go out of it at pleasure and may or may not announce lemselvcs as members of it as suits themselves but I think it would be wrong to blame anyone who goes out- at It or to blame anyone who talks or writes against it Remember that the one and onb purpose of the society is to make our elves happy by making other happy with each one to use his or her owu ideas as to how best to do that am so situated that I can do printing cheap and If I find that any consid ube Interest is being taken In the society will print in little bills just what I have here said and send it in heap envelopes to persons who my le sire It asking that each person asJt for no more copies than he she can use to advantage The postal department will I think squire me to put only one cent each envelope as the envelopes be unsealed and will contain only rioted matter It seems to me that it might be well for members of this sOCJety to organize themselves Into cnhs In different places to meet at tach others house to dlacJgR tbe rposes of the society among o her- things but I would recommend that th should never rent any public OJm fur that purpose unless post lIlf it might grow Into larga provor- tlons and even then would reCOi- nInnd that the meeting be mnducte- ltn small expense Please address Be Good Society Box 393 Lexington Ky Secure a Home In the Great Southwest The rapid Increase In population and the phuiiominal crops of 1903 are pushing land prices upward Tbe Southwest was never as prosperuu now and never before has tbere- blwn such a demand for good auelR Through the M K T Land- hUICIlIi thousands of acres of rich- fllllU lands Improved and unimproved located along the line of the K T Railway are now offered tor Hale The lands are especially adapted to the growth of corn wheat oat- sflult and vegetables rice cotton sugarcane and for stock farming The- IlInds are well located as to markets schools etc you are interested in this new and prosperous country offering opportunities and rich farming- lands which can he secured at prIce we will gladly furnish you formation about lands business hances etc Advise exactly what ou want what State or Territory prcfer and the amount you have to In ithe llomeseekers Excursion on first and third Tuesdays of each Imonth afford an opportunity to vIsit the great Southwest at asmall coat It you are interested write today for full information Address GEORGE MORTON G P A M K T Ry Box 911 St Louis Mo I 9 YEARS OLE of ATHEIST PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACH ER EXPRESSESSOME GOOD VIEWS ABOUT CHURCH TAXATION Editor Blue Grass Blade For some time halo been a reader admirer of your valuable papr Your aim Is certalrJy good my Is earnest solicitude for you to suc coed In driving Ignorance and supcr stltlon from the mind of mortal Our beloved and lamented lugersoll laid the first stone recent y eaIS the great superstructure now be lag built by Llberas n all countrIes by putting out the fires of hell wltb the tears of pity The work of prejudice Ignorance and superstition from the human mind the second stone In our superstructure quite naturally fails to our quaint old Brother Moore tIuU whom no better or abler can be foundJ The Christian religion from Its dawn to the present day lute been a llara site subsisting upon tine funds of its ignorant followers either throughJ their blindness or by coercion Their slogan has been Is and aI ways will be to their dying da Money we want and money weI1 get Just how many compressed sighs and sobs these dollars that the get are tokens of will never be known But that would not be so bad nor so much thought of If In eternity any reward would be given Dut as morally certain tad with facts and evidences all In our favor as WI Freethinkers are could anything be more preposterous or sacrilegious However we coud look with tar better grace upon Christianity and its followers If they as good anll prudent people thoughtful Sand gardful of the rights and opinions of their fellow creatures f for no otber reason would not try to coerce their doctrines Into the minds of oung America by having the Bible read in the public schools Right here I will state that before will condescend to any such h1IO rlsy I will quit public school teach- Ing for ever and aye Instead I Ihall ixp aln and uphold the Darwinian theory give uppercuts to Bible mrths and miracles and inculcate into the makeup of my pupils a love for in esdgatlon and a capacity to do their ovn thinking Christians malts themselves Rtill more odious by affecting a union ofI hurch and State and refusing to Inch just and equal share of taxes This Is a subject Upon which it seems our writers are unusually lot With what light I liave I shall as few words as possible voice my sentiments It Is a well knot n fact that hutches and church property cnj nQt taxed The people seem to bow ar tan injustice without even r slng a dissenting voice They seem to mit to it as a necessary evil It a principle in rolltlcal ecoi ny that all taxes should be just and- be taxed Churches are propei be taxed Chrurches are proper and therefore should be taxed But let us look for other reason vhy they should be taxed as Wf must always heap a preponderance of evidence upon our Christian adversaries and even then they will not allow themselves to heed argumci Church property should be taxetl for these reasons viz Its exemption from taxation Is unnst 2 Its exemption from taxation Is dangerous Its exemption from taxation is unconstitutional Let us take up the first realm People are taxed for the purpose of keeping up the governmentrnatlon state county township and municipal In proportion to the of taxes- paid ehould be their benefits anti ad ntages derived from this paymei That churches are benefited by the- tax paid by others is evident Even irlstlans will not deny that fact however prone they are to denyli facts and figures That they pay no hare of the public burden Is equall evident Should they be accorded fire police protection- Should town and city councils be compelled to pave and light aloe churches Emphatically No y they enjoy all the immunities of the merchant whose building adjoins the tells us the gospel tree Well what of it What is when we get It Does it uplift benefit humanity They ask for exemption In the- names of justice anti humanltj Think of that Compare the trio The are as false as hell Talk of a full gospel preached some ten million dollar cathedra whose owners are so poor In cornmo honesty as to ask an exemption from taxation In the fair names of l1l1 morality They tell us that school property is not taxed and that that should taxld if churches are Again have a false hypothesis Public schools are sustained and patronized by all from the humblest dn y laborer to the ling upon his realize that knowledge Is pow er and want their children to factors in the worlds progress All believe in schools Schoo- lIenefit all They are not sectarian except as they are made so by cock principals and teachers school system Is not for any particular person but for one and all alll o- Not so with churches Their ctrine even Is as false as their sons for exemption are absurd and- llIoglch1 All do not believe in them Look at the value of churches church property In the United Slutes- alone If they were taxed as other Ilropert how the rate of taxation- could be lessened How much more the widow- toiling In poverty hunger and dirt- wout1 have to care for fathers children How less tierce would IJJ n u n unr become tho wolfs bark at their hum blp cottage door How marry more would be her das rest and recreation Wliy in the fair names of just lice and morality and humanity do the not pay their Just debts to the gov eminent Wiry do they not pay their taxc so the poor widow and her fatherlells children may have a tiny of rest to go and hoar that free gospel they so much prate about and see Inside tho sanctuary she toils and strives to keep up If Christians love their lIelghbor as themselves can they not afford to et a little sunshine Into the heart aching brokenbacked widow Can they not afford to pay their honest obligations that she pray better school and clothe and feed the hnn gry mouths that Rather around her board Soon she may die and as soot be forgotten Will the Christians cart for her orphans Will they not at to institution to which the chuch pays not a cent to maintain Who will bury her The church sweet Jesus not much of it ior aught they cae her bones might blench on the breast of Mother ture wino nurtured and sustained her Ah her nome and examp tjtliouW even echo down the corridors of time lint instead the praise of Tnl range who drowned his wife for an other woman will bo sung The great oaks of the forest ma fall aid never a word be said of the shade cast by their giant brand but let n little dogwood preacher or a prtcl ly ash deacon fall anti what a crash What thunderous reverbera Ions So much for the Injustice of church ircporiy being exempt from taxation Wlint can be said of the next reason that is the danger of Its not he ng taxed Suppose the church should confls cate the property of any certain lallty or a large part of its proper Where would taxes go The persons ffio paid tax would be so burdened hey would have their shored of two hliiRs starve or move away If the yore able Tnkp for Instance Quebec Near half of the valuation of that city in church s and church property The Catholics are confiscating all the lJrop rjy they can What will the outcome be Time alone will tell but ei fence points to one thing onlyhet ition For if anything is sacred and dear to mankind it is home That is onl of the dearest words In our lan range The people In that priest den city wilt either have to vacate or till Catholics share of the taxes which will In time Impoverish tbem hey surely reaize the full forcriof the old maxim We are sure of two thingsdeatb and taxes Now there is unquestionably ger In such a system History does not hear out any such thing as people always being obedient to an impostors mandate Sooner or later tint will revolt and demand their rights 2nllaaUwchn h nf riirint ions tnya been more instrumental In can Ing wars than ail other things com blnell so It always will be until tbe Ileolle rise and demand their rlghtfl and enorce them as did the peasi ry In iSngiand at Runnymede Soon Ir or later we must demand our lIag11R Charta Let us look at the constitutional of this system of taxing Does not- auI constitution positively forbid a unIon of church and state That constitution the work of Ieorge Washington who said Church and State must kept forever separate and Thomas Jefferson a disciple or tire immortal Thomas Paine Is this system not a violation of the supreme law of the land in view of the fact that It does effect a un Ion of church and State Will Christians harken to these re- alonsto th Injustlce to the dang and to the unconstltutlonallty thpll modus operand No never until they are compelled to They of their own free will mab no concessions and concllla- tlons Their history Is one of vlolenc reR8 ion unjustness coercion and bloodshed Ilini back the pages of history St Bartholomew There It stands- tbe melancholy blot shame and den of that page Then look at France a century and a quarter The people got their dam satisfy to paraphrase the language of a cere taln wit They arose and took larms for their rights Prlestcra was overthrown rind Instead of influx of these nuisances ns we have the y are leaving France behinds history repeats Itself let a aken to our danger Dont beseech you sit Idly by and be caught In the next fierce broil unawares or procrastination Is the thlpf of I must beg pardon for tall Ing so much space from more able wielclers of the But I am Inez IJellenced and presumably excusable an nineteen years of ageam avowod Atheist My professlopIf it be cal suchIs school teachlni my first article for IlIIbllca- Uon to your valuable paper of which um very much of an admirer this may not get further than your- waste basket Hut If It Is admitte IIIto tho rearms of Freethought liter tu re I would feel greatly honored in Lots incur fromt inltlary attempt oth cr writers on this apparently to mu Important question S SCOTT Eastwood Ohio St Louts Star sltlento Seal and Thanksgiving Chicago Ill Nov rile President has again denlgn atell recommended a day of nksglvlng anti prayer lie to ease on that day from rated occupations and rendel- thnnlts unto Almighty led for hl- HUlnnlloldmucloH And to this he hall caused tho seal of StatlH to be affixed Thill Is an official recommendation that God be remembered If all tho- llooJle were devout Christians they wmlld probably spend the day In fast ing and prayer on tho recommenda Dr1T 1 IIi tlon of plain Mr Roosevolt are not all devout Chrlstlann official recommendation of the dent will not make them sucb The great seal of the United was not designed to be used gious documents and I am ninny thousands of citizens test against Its debasement use J R LETTER IN Wickllffo Ky Nov llth Chares Moore Esq have the enclosed letter lady friend of mine who lives adelphla have sent her the Appeal sona Socialist paper I am a 1st and the Blue Grass Blade stirring her up want you swer her in regard to and GIrard but under no stances use her name Unclosed for which I to send her Dog Fennel several parties to send Kennel subscribed for It not sent for It before I want write the boot Cane Ridge make It larger than you Give us the religious iveiuucky Yours respectfull- The following is the M lo My Dear Captain So you do not mite me any at least you do riot write on know am not a Socialist I expect I have expressed rather too freely or rather diatlcally In a matter that very little about Dirt thatou know do not mderstand the subject We misunderstand each other be guided by what you think to matter what my ideas are I enjoy reading those Appeal to Reason tRiot tad tho Blue Grass Blade Iven the papers to some nine to read I cannot help telling you hint both those papers are worst kind nat can be put hands of the ignorant would get the wrong both SociaHsu and Infidelity- I will give you an Instance mean In the HUulo the editor hlngton as having said war and religion far apart have them mixed Now may be true Washington mean to give the impression not believe In religion lltor of tho Blade tries to that Impression and this is mean when I say those to be put in the hands of norant They get the wrong lone of so many timings And about Stephen editor of the Blade gives the ipresslon While Stephen not believe in ministers ho live in the Bible and that Is loud enter the college have the Bible there I would love to have a ou on some of these subjects Blodo and Appeal to Reason am giving you the wrong rifmilthesion of myself of my views It Is so hard to go Into details lng am broadminded and n every ono doing as ho thlnls they ought to do hut beleve In people giving false sions Most people respect whether they believe in It or AnswerNice lady but a who lives In Phlldadelphla sa y expect when she pecttoo much like Shes got that up wrong Bald about George ands there all the time tpe In the first column of Rood and compare 0 no she cannot find in paper where I said old George be levo In religion On the snow ho did believe In cause at the battle of satel to Light Horse Harr Sod IIn your soul to hlthe devil didnt you do to do and that showed believed in God and in anll In souls and in hell devil and Infidels dont of those things As to old Stephen GIrard Imow so well I never met gentleman and though Rcrlhers for this paper in phla old Stephens name Is the jst that is dont think never see the list except when Is running through Ing machine knew that In 1858 ard College and the card sion stated that no clergyman lowell to enter It After came a skybuster of the suasion and after trying ers threw up the spongo and then afterward In itennlal I went there asleel for a card of Imow had had a pretty bad achcr hint thought I over it so that nobody It but that old fellow know IIIS9 and he looped at me Aint you a preacher No but have been and felow said Well If you Ilented of It Its all right stood smarter Julius like on and let me go In but ho me same as to say Its d ful whether ought to that ever has been a juldnt help think the aa mighty nigh right St Louis Star rUNWORTHY PASTOR EXPELS Sensation Created Church In Big ttsburg Nov l1uls of the first Christian Carnegie all of them jdropped from membership night and as a UJLIJill 11 r nltt church Is on the verge of disrup Charles Cowglll the pastor his purpose some time ago get rid of gossips and society gam and drunkards In his congrega the alternative being his resign I oh the firrt of the ear lnst ht he appeared at a session and the officials and board that thero too many members in the con atlon who did not lead Christian After a stormy meeting 15 niters were dropped from the Indignation Is intense and friends the expelled members threaten to the congregation The church one of the largest In the county Cowgill has been pastor for two He expressed satisfaction at expulsion of the members CON 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como respectable the church loaders have stepped In mid claimed the credit and said We did It because of the beneficent spirit of leans teaching The church opposed tho public school because It mennt the downfall of norance and superstition She opposed tho abolition of slavery until she was obliged to follow thp crowd or be deserted She linn appropriated to herself the glory of temper ance reformwhich was Inaugurated She has demon strated the practical side of brother hood She has opposed ijlmi unions because the revenues o orients were decreased and their members gan to solve problems for themselves Instead of looking to God for assistance She has opposed social settle bydeveoping admissiondchurch or state councils and maintain ed the unequal legal anti social status of the weaker vessel She has been tho last to seek the arbitration of diffi culties and the first to resort to arms She has organized humane societies only after strong sentiment for the protection of animals has been devcl oped among the people She has placed upon sex the stigma of unclean ness Branded a knowledge of the reproductive function with the searing 1aleellthatupon the premises of the Almighty shoutinginknowledge of the reproductive func tion would eliminate many of the de generates and criminals from society And they nave sought to disseminate such knowledge But has the church assisted in the work No Indeed but has been Instrumental in passing laws for the persecution and Impris onment of its advocates and the sup pression and destruction of its litera tore Many pure souls have been forced to abandon a work of sexre form that would have made impossible tho heinous wrongs now committed through Ignorancebeen compelled to desist on account of the Christian laws which adorn our statute books and the persistent watchfulness and vindictive pursuit of the officers of the organizations for the suppression of knowledge Pronounced Infidels are rmrni dtiA J JPnonconformance to religious opinions but when they make a declaration for general enlightenment on the subject of sexthe subject which affects the purity or pollution of the mcetheChristian prudes have gone Into vir tuous convulsions anti hysterically shrieked that If the science of lift were disseminated among the masses the modesty inheritdd from Mother Eve would be shocked and the loath era mew that such knowledge would forever dispel the foolish story of creation in Genesis and make unnec essary the ministrations of priests But the world progresses Martyrs to the cause of sex reform have been many and the advocates of scientific knowledge along these lines still pro claim their belief in the saving grace of know thyself A year or so ago my friend Josephine K Henry recommended that a department be created by the government for the study of the subject of sex that It be officered with the best talent of the world and the result of their labors bo freely used for tho public good Now what has happened The Pur ity League a Christian organization which evidently has some officers with good sense has recently declared In a Y M C A meeting that tho study of sex should be added to the curriculum of the public schools They asert Just as Infidels have been doing for years that the Ignorance of this subject Is most deplorable and the Immediate cause of the poor health and Immoral tendencies which prevail to an alarm ing extent It seems that when pope get Into the field to work in practical affairs they learn things and trust the Purity League will continuo its ef forts am opposed to some of its methods of gaining knowledge but some of Its members have arrived at one sound conclusion vlzIhatstudy of sex should be added to the curriculum of our public schools Infi dels have already accomplished the task of drawing the attention of Chris tians from heaven to conditions on this old earth of ours and making work for man Instead of God the watchword In doing this knowledge became necessary instead of dense ig norance and superstition which had prevailed through the ages lardy consideration of the subject of reproduction Is but another step In the march of progress awny front the church Only another acknowledge ment by the people that they repud late the antiquated notion that tine clergy embodies wisdom of God and should not dispense It to the mon people Wo are frequently re minded that science can give no satisfactory explanation of life that tho eternal principle Is as much a mystery today as It has always been venture this prophesy however that with the present knowledge a halls and with the hands of church oppres sion removed from Intellects that before many decades have passed tin mystery of life will have been solved apeaklng of methods of gaining evi dence for prosecution by tho follow ers of Comstock am reminded of a talk made In this town n couple of years ago by a member of a Purity association He told of tin trapping a railway news agent Into uniting him a questionable book lie not only made lying promises to the lad and beat 1jt1i v f him down onlho price of the book but h afterward had him discharged from 1iis position and then thin mbra gentlemen working for the purity of the community boasted of bis work My blood honed with indignation anti to do justice to minister whole pulpit he occupied I believe he was ashutnod of hIs visitor He also told of the fall of a young girl through the distribution of what he designated ob scene literature I asked for a Hit of said literature and was Informed that was not at hand but could bo obtained suppose according to his logic that no young girl has fallen since he confiscated the literature He also related an incident which beliovo to be a base falsehood nod am very sorry 1 did not challenge liV known faotVthat any such expressed doubt of nn assertion from would have been received with disap proval tf not censure by the audience He said that In a small town In Iowa the janitor of a church had occasion to return after he had closed the sanc tuary nn Sunday night and what did ae He found seven young poiipUs of the town occupying the sa cred fdiiice and that they were entire ly nnled believe the story to be a gigantic fabrication for the purpose of drawing funds to his support ex pressed myself freely tQ members of the audience afterward but strange to say not role with whom talked had tnouglit of discrediting the story If inicli story were true it ought to show that Chrtstiau morality is not such a desinible possession and Its teachers should seek some other meth od of uplifting humanity However give the Purity League crtilit for this one advance step the suggestion that the subject of sex be suggestion then the subject of sex be added to the curriculum t our pub lic schools and they should also sug gear at scientific instructors Ije pro vided for such Instruction should not bo intrusted to glggingor smirking incompetents In yuars to come our chlldres chil dren will smile In wonder at the sup orstitious awe with which we of this age viewed natural subject of re production They is route In the Infidel band wagon fur these reformers HARRIET M CLOSZ Webster City Iowa From the Britt Iowa Tribune Reprinted as originally printed rMOORE OF THE BLUE GRASS BLADE He Goes for tha Catholic Priest and Baptist Minister of forioat City Moore the editor of the Blue Grass Blade published at Lexington Kyj jjilohtw lute the Catholic priest Lynch tind ftaptist sinister Jobusaii of Forest City Iowa aud mixes up everything snored and profane into wilt grand syllabub of uproarious mel iniciit Vo dont know whether Moore cahus to be au Agnostic Atheist or what but he isnt particu about the language used in roast In the members of the cloth Moore will bo different some day Ills ver inlform dolluppus will get sprung his crlBtulml colon warped aud his Internal jurisprudence con tlummllxetl and when things begin to look grey Moore will send for a doctor aiftl the kindly faced gentlemen will spit and look wise and solemn and take hint by the wrist and count the ticks of the watch and not say anything then Moore will begin to gut veils And the man of pills will per scribe stuff In seven bottles sod toil packages nnd the beads of perspira tiara will start out Moores fore hood until his bump of hope will shrink and the bump of fear stick out like a wart and Moore wont feel tinny And stuff will dome up in hla throat and it will be green and hell i r 71i Yt ii n spit it out and then a lump will conic up in hts throat and it will he gizzard and he wont spit that out And wnen the doctor backs out of the room and the sharp pains shoot through Moores diaphragm and his bowels yearn and hIs head is hot then hel call for some one to send for the Priest and the good man will come if course mill hell soothe the hot hind anti calm the troubled mind anti take him by the hand and talk to him about what is on the other side and then Moore will shiver and his throat will pucker and hell snivel and ask the good father to intercede with the Blessed Virgin and in case she declines ask him to Intercede with most any other saint or female bible character available Martha ran ilnitffhtor Queen Vash ti or Jeiebei even in case lib dont reach a priest Moore will send for a Baptist mink ter perhaps when that times comes and the good man will come in unc liens sedate stately rubbing his hands and gazing with concern and pity on the picture of dlspair Anti the slilny black broadcloth snowy shirt front and solemn visage will lock to poor Moore as the certain pre cursor of still another stately and solemn visaged gentleman with a screw driver in his coattail pocket and an odor of varnish in his linen and then Moore will bleat Hell just melt down and capitulate call hip good father tat sound of e and then perhaps tho good luiuls ter will ask him if he was ever mersed And Moore will shriek In his water Oh holy father flat sound of a again water for a Kentuckian But hell have to take It And theyll ttt the bath tub tutu a baptls ma font and the good mat will to tae t in once twice peruxps ttiPC times and horrors of horrors perhaps some of it will go down Moores throat and no one knows what will happen Poor Moore The Forest City clergymen may have been guilty of all the tdiosyn erodes that Moore charges them with but both have a higher and holler mission than Moore has In his rip up the back article In last weeks Blue- Grass Blade lint possibly Moore may be a UniversaHst paper seems to be run on the wide open plan Moore may not believe In track sidings or switches Iiiflt broad guago single track right the kingdom himself knock everybody off the right of way who dont agree with him and let them perish Poor Priest poor Bap that and dune by a Kentuckian too I What a blessing that they are In Iowa where the bulging hip pocket and the odor of the moonshine are neither evidence of salvation or ton ets of faith We predict that Father Lynch will continue th minister to the dying console the living and that he members his Hock together at about an X tie and that Brer Johnson will lei In close touch with Lime Creek the mill and see that every of lira flock has at least one bath during life and ho cope Moore will reform and love his neighbor as MmeHt before those Kentucky ten en get away with him entirely It takte all kinds of people to nuiko u worldAnswsrI print tho misspelled words syllabub unctuous pair and IdUwyncncitee and also the grammatical error that makes or the correlative of neither as they are found ii the print of the Tribune nalieiim iOiiij u partof the evidence t9nJ that priest Lynch wrote fhls iilocethbugh It appears us Mi editorial They ate such wprdt as a pretty good speller wligeatfund that gram matlcai error inch a a pretty well theyIthat appeared In Lyucha piece In an i tr 41I rtL t J other paper when he wrote over his owns name against Johnson Tpen there is nothing in the paper that is evidently by the editor that baa in It anything like the Intellectual ability that Is displayed in the piece and very complimentary allusions to Catholic priests In the paper show It to lie a to which a priest would naturally go to print an article The only reason have for trying to show that the priest himself wrctc It is that want it understood that tins Is a genuine priestly utterance and that the priests disposition to Tt In his work In the dark Is characteristic of those people Priest are commonly supposed to be earned men because ey mow Latju but the Latin that th know Is homo made variety unlike the a clios uhTf teat lii tho Latin Vulgate tel each know the meaning of It by reading thoBible in his own language Tlie principal attainment of priests Is knowledge of the dogmas of their own church and of this eccles iast Latin Other than that their learning is such an makes them liable to mis spell such words as those above In dtcafed and to make such a grammat ical error as the one above cited From evidences of Intelligence or reverseshow In other pieces in the little country paper In a small town you would hardly suppose the editor capable of making that array f Bible female names Of course cannot know am right In this conjecture but think am and give you this as a part of my reason far thinking so dew then we come to the argu intn real or alleged In tho case and my purpose will be to show that Lynch we will assume Is Illogical and that absence of logic at least lit part accounts for the fact that there are Christians the other and main part of the explanation being that it Is a good business scheme to be a Christian and especially to be a priest or preacher original article that was sent to me by some person unknown to me wits a newspaper quarrel be tween a priest named Lynch and a Baptist preacher named Johnson Lynch was evidently intellectual ly Dud educationally superior to Johnson and Johnsons only offense seemed to be that he had defended an expriest named Sequin there being no evidence that Sequin was a of any special merit or demerit The two Reverends Lynch and Johnson were very abusive of each other Lynch being especially so and ridiculing Johnson in the sane style that he hero does me which regard as a pretty fair sample of that kind of writing criticised the two men making only the point that hero were two professional expounders of the same religious faith that were quite bitter towards each other when each pro fosSed that their religion made them love other people and especially those of tho household of faith It sooms to me that It was certainly within my province as an opponent of the Christian religion to make this point Now Lynch In reply to this makes answer n that when come to die will be very miserable and that will send for a priest or preacher to console me It so happens that two Infidels L Green his wife prominent In Infidel propagnnlftm seem to Lave suicided a few days since and two- IIIOIJl1elso11C or both Strough and Agnew are saying that Ingersol suicided and these facts real or al luged go to show that Inlldela have no Bpoclnl horror of death Of course Lynch cannot know that I am going to he describes and dont know that Will not but wo will assume that I am going to die very miserable frloghtened and star tug and pointing at a devil in my room a Pope Leo Xlll lately died And then what does that prove It certainly not prove that priests and preachers love each other does not prove that the Bible and Chrlstlanaty are true and so where Is the relevancy In making such a reply to me If Rev Lynch wants to frighten people Into the church by telling then of the horrible death bed scenes of Infidels a plan which was much In vogue among Protestants when was a boy that is all right If he thinks it hcnest and really believes In a hell himself but why Is It appropriate to do that as a reply to a point between us quite foreign to death beds scenes and especially so to me a man who appears not to beJeve In a hell Bo fair and candid now In this matter some of you Christians who may see this Honor bright doesnt ft reimr toroy possffafothatJflftides scribed as dying in this unhappy style because the wish Is father to the thought The allusion to my drlnl IngHtnoon shine and carrying the conventional Kentucky hippocket gun does not seem specially appropriate to those that know me but suppose was a drunkard anti a Kentucky assassin what would be the force in alluding to that in answering my argument against Christianity that while it is claimed for it by its adherents that lit makes people love each other hire are two men whose lives are defotecl to teaching that religion who evident hatte each other Then from all he has said appar Lynch concludes that his work and that of Johnson what ever may be their idiosyncraclea is a higher and holler mission than mine Now does Lynch arrive at that klrid of a logical Igltur That Is the very question In issue How do quarreling and invective and bitterness between a priest and preacher get to be any higher and holler than the slime between any other kind of men Verily It takes a1 kinds of people to make a world PROBABLY FELL OUT OVER CARD GAME Priest and An Italian Are Found Dying After a Fight With Pistols Denver Nov 19l1e Rev Fe Ix Leporo pastor of Mount Cnrmel Cath ollc church and another Italian nam ed Joe Sorlcl were fatally wounded at 930 oclock tonight In a tight sup posed to have arisen over a card game they were playing in the priests apartments in the church building Father Leport was shot twice in tho abdomen mud once m the face and Sorlcl was shot twice in the abodo men Both men were taken To St Josephs Hospital where it is said they cannot recover Low Rate Excursions caci month tool Texas Indian and Oklahoma Territories via 11 K R T On the first cud third Tuesdays of Ry Take advantage of oppor tunity offered and see the Great Southwest in all Its glory Texas Business Chancesludian Terri tory and other booklets brimful of Information will be sent on receipt of twocent stamp to 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most reliable und trust his upeclaUy ttmencanJoutHQlafJftallh rellows nas for d number of yearn held an enviable reputation intwthe medical line and has made afspecialty of a number of diseases J randcessfully He Is wellknown as a pro fnounced advocate in all lines of free thought and stands well In his pro r fession wherever hn s knownJTHE BEST LINE r TO Chica uInilNetiolt Luuiilleltatiw ny rsl THEFAMOUS S t r m1 i i i4 BLUE GRASS BLADET I hfrtR HORT LETTER Whltesboro TexasI want the new Blade Magazine If Moore hh anything left that would nice place In a frame with Bruno I shouldI he very glad to have It I give aU Some refuse themmy Blades away but all take Dr Wilsons Party problems Enclose post order for FRANCIS BEAST Audubon Iowa Please send me pebble or something you got when you were In Gods country I want It for a keepsake Enclosed stampsJAS LEE Joplin Mo Please send me a relic from the Holy Land My husband Is a reader of the Blue Grass Blade and I can hardly wait until the paper comes MRS JAMES WEIZER Mlnnewaukan N DFlud enclosed Iifirt cents for a trial subscription on Blade A friend of mine sent a copy of It a few days ago and I got kind of stuck on the literature In It I presume It Is like most any other poison when a person has acquIred a taste for it Its hard to quit Wish ing you success A 0 SKARSTEN New York N YEnclosed herewith find check for 100 for Mr Llv ingstons subscription to Dog Fennel in the Orient notification of the pub llcation of which you sent to this fice In August last- I beg to Inform you that Mr Living ston has just returned to the United States after an absence of nine months and for that reason you did not receive check earllerJ R Iowa Please find enclos ed 225 Apply 105 on ray scrIption to Blue Grass Blade and send me Dog Fennel for the remaining 1 I am 77 years old and read the Blade regularly guess thats why I remain so hearty but another reason may be that I was born in KentuckJOEL GNESSFORD Ackley Iowa Received the cards will do all In my power as you find here Inclosed You will hear from me later I spread freethought both far and wide And put the Bible sure aside The Blue Grass Blade put In Its place And have the preachers on the chase And let them work like CharIer Moore And change their lives to clean and WQ IM banish all the Bible lies And make the people them despise That God and his begotten son Are greatest frauds in Christendom And all this change will surely come Read Blue Grass Blade from Lexlng ton A LTJTERMAN Nashville TennPlease send me a couple of Infidel buttons Father and both read the Blade and are the rankest heathens He is always fish Jng for an argument I have read Dog Fennel Its pretty good Strange you didnt buy up some of J Cs remains or a part of his cross Most every Oriental traveler gets some part of his anatomy and a large piece of lily cross Well heres to Freethoug and truth from a youthful admirer PERCY BETHSON JR Pontiac IllsMiy time Is up first of December and I send you to set my tag ahead to December 1904 received the postal cards The erals in Pontiac are a stingy set of dead heads They want their mon for whisky and beer and the merchants are afraid the Blade would hurt their pocket hooks How the people are enslaved by the priests Not one in ten does his own thlnkln l Some of them dont know that the l world turns around JOHN S HOI 0I am ready and Ing to give to the fund to rescue Girard College See Blade of Nov 8th Mrs Henrys and Mr Burns letters CHARLES F BRAUN Grand Island NebEnclosed 120 for Dog Fennel and please let me where In the Bible I can find 3qknow referred to by your cor In last weeks issue 1 trespondent away as soon as I read It ri and so cant give name where J into thedrove hogsraised a corpse sea stole a jackass cussed a fig tree assaulted business men abused hls mother ordered a man kilted befor his face and pardoned a thief Now you old devil your paper is all right on religion but you are all off on you politics just as bad as the socallei Christians are off on their religion A paper that goes to thinking men and women should advocate Socialism J J HERMAN J AnswerJohn 39Mat 832 Mat 21 2Mat 21 19John 15 John 4Luke 19 27Luke lone Calif Enclosed One for the Blade one for Rome fundone book and one for membership In N L P I thought it just as well to send all I thinkAfterbunchIt all In one they are the modern holy trinity Bro Moore I think Is mistaken if he thinks old subscribers to the Dlade- Sire or says Indifferent or indolent by then not increasing the number of new sub scribers to the Blade Let him come here in this locality and try his luck H DUTSCHKE Chicago Enclosed for which send Blade for one year toThe let ter of J C Wyatt In Blade of Novem as the nearest ex her 8th strikes me presslon or tho truth about Jesus wI Christ of anything I have ever in print All the rot that many Inft dels Indulge in about many of J Cs good points I consider sop thrown to Christianity Possibly it is policy to apparently concede something In order to get Christians to examine the whole subject The Bible teaches that Christ was vlqlous See the story of the fig tree and his making wIne for men to get drunk Then ho was revengeful more than any man that ever lived He nurses his hatred through eternity Not a moral or kind sentiment Is attributed to him that was not certainly taught by men hundreds of years before he Is said to have lived No one knows that there ever was such a man We do know that there is and that In 2000 years from now there will be unmlstaken record that there were such men as Dowie and Jo Smith This is a better and more enlighten ed age than the one in which it Is claimed that Christ lived Perhaps there was a man who In some respects would stand for Christ but he was as great an impostor as DowIe Is As a man of intelllgen morals temperance and business Dowle is as superior to J C as this ago is superior to that of 2000 years agoW W WALLACE Cincinnati Ohio Although I am not a subscriber to your Blue Grass Blade I nevertheless manage to get a copy of It once in a while and read It with great interestBut theories aside here is a business proposition I like your book Dog Fennel in the Orient for Its wittiness and Iconoclastic character and I am beside thoroughly acquainted with the man Yiddish and Polish languages and it would be a very good idea to translate this book into these Ian guages I have three reasons for want- Ing to do it First because of its fun second because of its propaganda third because of the coin that I think to get Well how about It ill you give me an answer If you do do it not in a personal letter but publish this letter in the Blade and your reply to ItHENRY FUEHRER AnswerVery naturally I would be very glad to have Dog Fennel translated into any foreign language and If upon Investigation you appear to bea competent and proper person for the work as I think you probably are will be glad to render you any reasonable assistance under the condl lions ordinary in such cases Carlisle KyWhen I was a child I was told many gruesome tales by my nurses and others and many a night have I lain awake a victim of Insom nla because of the awful stories re lated to me In regard to the dire tortures and punishments sent as a Judgment on the unbelieving and Jt seemed to be a delectable morsel to them to expatiate upon the dying agon ies of Thomas Paine and other dels But when I grew older and began to go among the sick and minister to 3tetr nU1l11t uitevluteWppsstr their sufferings and after I had seen the terrible agonies which took place before dissolution in many whom I knew were good Christian men and women and who in many cases had led exemplary lives and when I had with a torn with anguish seen little babies and children tortured by some of the dread diseases which af filet humanity until their little forms were wrung In the awful throes convulsions and until their little sweet trusting eyes were bust from their sockets I knew then that what the i tad told me was false an that no dels could die any harder as the i expressed it than those I have men tloned and that the amount of suffe Ing undergone by any one dying Is due to the disease and some law of nature and not to some past sin or unbelief will say right here I have always been of an enquiring mind moi prone to listen to reason than to sup arstltion and that I do not pay an i preacher to do my thinking Had I known you were to be at Cane Ridge at the recent meeting there nothing would have kept from going as I would have loved much to have shaken hands with the great honest humanitarian who has lone so much towards the emanclpi Ion of mind and who I am sure the Intellectual superior of all of Barton W Stones descendants and also the sweet woman who said Under the circumstances I am proud to be a convicts wife Unclosed find stamps for which please send me an N L P butte and a pebble suitable for a set In a brooch or ringELIZABETH HENR SPARKS Severy KansI send you a new subscriber He is a Baptist one o the giant pillars of the church an while he has read a good dear of Free thought literature he still remain true to his first love the Baptist persuasion But all the same we are going to convert himthe Blade wi do the work or you may stone me fo a false prophet So be prompt an send along his paper Will send you to more subscribers shortly And now while I have connection with your ear let me tell you father ream Father Is 81 years old and a felong Methodist But one night sat up quite late listening to the read- Ing aloud of not chapters from th Bible but from Dog Fennel and perhaps on retiring he may have had few qualms of conscience and hi reamed he saw Mr Moore and was congratulating him on his successfu trip to the Orient and that he liked his hook etc when he looked up and jheld God approaching He hastened to meet him to excuse himself and also to intercede for Mr Moore He had only said a few words when God saw Mr Moore standing where father had left him God almost pushed father down In his haste to get there and- he threw his arms around Mr Moore and kissed him and patted him Ingly and presently came past father Joclted arms like two hall fellows met with Mr Moore taking him to his kingdom and only gave father a nod as they passed him by and fathel said in telling the dream The strangest part of my dream was that A eenfiean Fennel looked Just exactly alike I must not forget my wnnts closed stamps for two buttons and ten Blades of the issue containing WH as sons letters about Girard College and Thomas Paine Balance for postage on pebble If you have any leCtIDA COON a New York N YEnclosed 2 ouo Is to send the Blade for one year to of Some three weeks ago I saw In the Blade a certain Walter Wolf complal Ing that there is too much abuse In the Blade YoU Is mistaken or I am The Blade is much too modest polite lenient and does not strike hard enough blows I ask Mr Wolf and aU falrmlnded readers who Is the more abusive the Blade or those who are Inventing Infamous means and to schemes to impose force upon those who have their senses and own thoughts These people teach that of there is somewhere in heaven a God with body hands and feet vhp made love to a woman and after clie R immaculately conceived left her to another mnnMiat chap vs 1819 The clergy teach that this offspring Is a god or the third part of a god and is sitting on the right hand of his father In heaven that he lived on earth 33 years eating and drlnltlng with women and men preaching and teaching Luke 26 If any man come to me and hate not his fattler and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters he cannot be m disciple that ho found twelve IInrs and rascals who believed his teach- Ings the chief of whom was Peter of whom it is said Mark 14 But he Peter began to curse and swear saying I know not the man Jesus Then in Romans chap vs 7 we have Let God be true but every man a lair for If the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory why yet am Judged a ner Such infamous immoral and criminal teachings are the foundation prln clples of the Christian religion and have been for 1500 years and are now preached by all of her disciples Come now Mr Wolf tell me if I am abusive in telling the truth that I am not willing even on the risk of my life to accept such mean Immoral teaching against which every honest heart will revolt Yes Mr Wolf I do write read and understand the Bible In four dlfferei languages three more than the average clergyman In this country and have Just as much ngnt to read and nterpret that book as any pope carI linal or bishop As for mysteries here are Just as many in it as in any other book and the reason we cannot understand it is that it was written hundreds of years ago and cannot understand to what its writers alluded The greatest mystery that I can find Is that our leader Charles C Moot delights to call himself an AthelstI when he really Is the long Messiah Christ In the true iense of hat word Yes Mr Moore that Is 11ttlonest conviction youJirBth seas a Coftntless times you have lyoclaln cd that the universe exists simply be from necessity it nut exist and is ruled and governed by the ever lasting law of nature exactly the same thing that Mr Moses 4000 years ago proclaimed when Moses lying on his back In Medina watched his sheep grazing he with sorrowfv heart George Washington like caret fully matured his plan how to liberate hi race from Egyptian aggression Moses did not know how to go to them a semi barbarous superstitious people and tell them like Tom Paine and Ben Franklin did to rely upo 1of heir courage so Jio selected the eas er way and said I will tell them Jehc vah sent me And when he was asked who Jehovah was he answered the one that was that is and forever w1l be that Is the everexisting and etc nal law of nature Can we see It No he said ito in see it and thus he liberated his people from bondage and this you ar doing to liberate mankind from the bondage of that darkest vampire thee Lurch and to bring people to the light of selfthought This is my Interpretation of the ble and of the mysteries I find In the Bible I wish that all of our friends would agree on it and help work for the messianic time with you as our Messiah Christ leader I am without lies cursing and wearing your discipleA HAZY Henrietta Texas The five 11came to hand all O K Am sorry yo used me so light because any mat that cannot get out in his locallt r where the people have had a chance I to see the work of the Blue Gras Blade for freedom of thought and t get more than five subscribers an hour Is surely a sorry apostle o f berty I live In one of the most bldrtbount1 little villages on earth where super stltlon and Ignorance havo had nearly full sway for many years where the- cow man has succeeded and failed- d and the women poor deluded creat ures have been buncoed worse than- the honest farmer ever was with the lUltimilllonalre In the stock market of last of the whip of the church is heard and woe be unto him that dares to think for himself fore while the preacher In poorly paid the pay he gets by picking cotton 01 In any way earning the money he gets for misleading his dupes as far as the money gotten by the get rich schemes beats the way the suckers get their money to pay him Enclose please find check for 750 to pay for 15 Blades for one year to be sent to following addresses Please do not put names of the sub scrlbers as I believe it will do us bet ter service Wishing you Mrs Moore and Brother Hughes and all connected with this the greatest advocate of lib erty of thought in America a prosper ous and happy Thanksgiving for noth Ing received I remain yours for lib 11crt of thought and speechW H 1ILSON Nowfield New JerseyYesterday some one sent me by mall four hop lies of your Blue Grass Blade a year 1 a half old but the rending in was as good as new and today I you enclosed 1 for one years sendIscription and mean to keep long as the paper has the ring fight for truthJOSEPII FAIR Honnepin Ills Enclosed stamps for which please mall to my addre1lS pebble from the Orient Dog Fennel all right Put me down for a copy the Wilson Rome hookJ M STAUFFER Wlnterset IownFhll enclosed or dor for five annual subscriptions to Magazine Order money for same when tho Magazlno Is ready I have been reading the Ditto Grass Blnde for three years and In that time through force of evidence I have had abandon old ship of ZIon to her inevitable fate She never was Intended to sail on the chrystal waters Freethought In the slime of erstition she is destined to sink neath the waves of RatlonallsmH JOHNSTON Owensboro K9011 will p1ease find check for 250 in payment for ono years subscription to the Blade to the name that give Brother Moore I have read your Dog Fennel In the Orient I think it is a truo and honest story you have written in an impartial manner what you saw havo three other hooks on tbe same subject that I havo read Mink Twains Innocents Abroad J W McGarvoys Tour in the Holly Land and ono by 11ev1 W Crawford of my city You all visited the same places but their writings differ materially from reason is the ground upon upon which they stood a holythey Journeyed over was so thnt they receive a peculiar afflatus that one like you was not entitled to I will send you another club list provided I am spared to exist by the faithful I am compelled to do my missionary work In a very quiet way In this part of Gods vineyard Hoping the Blade abundant success besides wishing you and Mr Hughes i happy Christmas and New Year W L COPPERSMITH Lockport N YEnclosed 10 cents for a copy of the Virgin Mary I am it present reading Dog Fennel and to ay that it meets my most sanguine expectations would be putting it mildly I consider it the best thing I have ver read and that means a good deal Vould to God or to J Christ that very human being throughout Christendom who has an ounce of gray natter In his or her noggin could read tho book and give all it contains a fair consideration Such works are fist dispelling the terrible nightmare of Ignorance and superstition dli elling the Father Son and Hogan Goat story which has filled our prisons and lunatic asylums for hundreds at years Men may be educated and rill ant on any and every subjec u flubtarnt4Qrh kI ilita g to be the bMnd followers ot priest iraft never investigating anything laying for prayers and Intercessions to a brutal monster While discussing the fallacy of the ocalled good book a short time since with a young man far above mediocrity he repelled my argument br saying that the best class of pea pIe those of culture and refinement ttended church that its destruction would result in barbarism that even though all contained therein might be out of place yet nothing could take the place of the Bible that it had for 1900 years been in the vanguard human progress that for himself be had no desire to investigate Its truth or falseness Such Is the case of millions of beings blindly led like lambs to the slaughter never for a moment reasoning with themselves but like a young robin always having Its mouth wide open to leave something dropped in they go from the cradle to the grave dwarfed In Intellect so far as the subjects of life and death are concerned the slaves of priests and preachers every one of whom Is an excrescence upon the earth with no feeling of pity for the widow and orphan with a soul so small narrow and contracted that a hundred thousand of them could be put into the dried bladder of a flei and they would rattle like a cent In a snuff box My dear Brother Moore although you have passed the several milestones beyond the noontide of life shope you may continue to wield you pen for good for many moons to ame battling against the greatest Tpng over Inflicted through any agency Wishing you long life and happiness I am most resectfully mirs GEO OATH California the Beautiful Nows your chance cheap rates to allfornia 30000 from St Louts from Kansas 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