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Digital page images are linked to the text file. t t is F GRASSA BLADErn lEDllED ADVANCtVOLUME XII NUMBER 42 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY DECEMBER 13 E M 303 100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 issue for one year In clubs of five or moro 50 cents each a year Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription S150wFive copies one year Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this office giving your o- ld1well as as the new address When you send your subscription whether you are a new or old sub I crib er The address slip on the paper wi show expiration of subscription an servo aa a receipt as tho date changes a soon ar pays t r y dis ud at oxplratlon unles- s sojfprdered by the subscriber The c hold a subscriber r responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all tapers re fcelved until the paper is paid for In lullup to date and ordered dlscon tlnued Office of publication 161 East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexlng i ton Ky as Second Class Mall all comoninlcations to SLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink It believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without becoming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of deathsof he the suicides of the Insan Ityof the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children to ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for breadof the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have with Imaginary serpents rproduced by this devilish thing you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank d not wonder that every thoughtful ma ifiROBERT INGERSOLL Keep Church and State fora- yseparateGrant In no sense whatsoever Is this gov inpon n The divorce between Church a adetc State should be absolute Qarfleld i COLlEGEofMgDICINE SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material t PEEP MODERATE Fall term opens In September Write today forCatalog to FLORENCE DRESSIER MD Soy 45247 Ashland AveeChtaear Ill SECOND EDITION OF DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT WILL BE READY TO SEND TO SUBSCRIBERS IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEi PRESENTS We from the beginning that a edition of Dog Fennel In tho antlCIPI would have to be got ten because wo wore hard dally and therefore did not begirt the second edition soon enough we ran clear out of tho books and for some time have not been able to fill tho orders for It We have the plates for the book however Just exactly as they were In tho first edition except that all tho errors typographical and clerical that were In tho first edition have been carefully corrected and It Is a small matter in point of time to get out the second edition Hughes has gone to Cincinnati on which I write this Decera Jthetho time you see this In print e ill be ready to flll the orders lor book suggestedthatChristmas and Now Year and I hope there will be many purchases of It for that purpose I thought for a while that I would edtdoyn e In subsequent editions but I have concluded there Is no use for it and bdo tlon on the title page lnl wio have ordered billlrent mt11roj price100thoaey to pay the post ago on tho book which Is 15 cents whole benefit of which Mr Hughes gets and they have sent this because at the suggestion of friends of the Blade one dollar was less than the book Is worth But please re member that tho price of the book is only 100 and that Is all you have to pay and that anything more than that that you want to pay Is purely a gratuity to Mr Hughes ELIJAH DOWIES COLLAPSEo nlonggenerally are It would seem that such an expos ure would make It difficult for any man to start another fraud so flagrant probablywhile another great religious fakir will start and create just as much in terest and sensation as Dowle did What will be the scheme of the coming prophet of course we cannot tell but just any old scheme will do if managd with skill It is not at all necessary that the people shall really believe that the pretences of these people are genuine and true Each man and woman goes Into It with the expectation of make Ing some money out of it before the bubble bursts just as they do into tneso wild cat speculations I suppose there Is no reasonable doubt that Dowle has gotten a large amount of money and sent it to rope or Australia by his wire and eong would seem In all reason and fairness that Dowle ought to be sent to the penitentiary for getting money under false pretenses but this could not be consistently done without pun ishing all other priests and preachers for the same offense The people only pay in their moneyI of their own tree will and accord for othner e just as much right to select the brands of religion that they are going to pay their money lor as a man has to select the brand of whisky he wantts to buy Dowles religion seemed to be Just as good an article as any of them Ill town Zion was said to be an orderly place and no saloons allowed In it which Is more than can be said for towns that are under the management of other of Christianity In any event thought from the beginning that Dowlos career was bound to advance Infidelity InterestsIthat a man Is a smart man and a re llglous man and has tho confidence of the people Is no evidence ever t that he Is not a liar and an poster If Dowlo had succeeded In starting another religion as Jo Smith started Mormonism it would have made dels by showing that in this enllght erred ago and country the founder a religion can be an Imposter and people could see all the plainer how the Christian religion could havo obtainsusnnlly J++ 4 33 + + WW + + t d d d33 ++ ++ +++ + + + + ++ ++ + + IIIIIIIIIIlil r a BtADEIPROPOSED METHOD FOR SUSTAINING THE BY COMMITTEE ORCANIZED IN CINCINNATI DECEMBER 51903 lime entire cost of putting in the Linotpye was l For Linotype 3150 A Metal etc 450rkTotal 3600 t The extra fixtures etc have all been paid and l10 has been paid on thelinotype leaving 20 notes yet of 74 and one of with interest to be paid months These notes with interest make about 79 to he paid monthly for the next 21 Owing to so ninny members paying but 50 cents for the paper and about eighthunder to one thousand who do not pay at all the paper itself is barely sustaining paidoITpeled to ask assistance NOW the question is now IS THIS never OBLIGATION com TO t BE MET THE FOLLOWING PROPOSITION IS SUBMITTED booksofWhich is based upon a purely business principle Let each subscriber who 1 This you will perceive is only advancing your subscription and there is no gift orcharity in the not BUT THIS IS NOT ENOUGH Unless everyone would advance a dollar which cannot be hoped for For thisreason those who are anxious for the Blade to live must assist the undersignedin getting just one additional subscriber for the Blade at 1 If he cannot geta subscriber now he can send a name at latter collegespublicany period or he can empower AItthe l ONCE to fthe office of the Blade Now you understand the ONEDOLLAR TO BE ADVANCED FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION AND ONE DOLLAR FOR A NEW SUBSCRIBER This is your part of it +rNOWTHE COMMITTEE PROPOSES JIi 5ri j to t to extJlll of its ability bohmur dCluicially and b wllatso ever VTle N he urn able to render material aid in excess to that which is proposed By ihmi wtrking altogether with anactive committee in charge the debt can be lifted lJCr is no time to be lost andyif you inrpnd to assist the committee do it now by Mending TWO DOLLARS ormore if you can as designated above to the oflice of the Hindu KyTADOLPH KAPLUM Cincinnati Ohl M A KRONE Cincinnati Ohio J B WILSON Cincinnati JULIUS MARKS Cincinnati Ohio iJOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Ky fi6JSLtLLtdf6ruefrn Improvements In his print In tact he has fItl first cass printing shop cash for all the new and cash partly earned borrowed and still has that of linotype hanging hint the money to pay off on the linotype and tho Blue Grass Blade Is ver tlms mlvaiicMI not oIiHwitloii for which you re njc the cquavalont for the mort Its ecinuvalani Ill cf9cu the Blade The ha lead the machinery anti iwrnnhenmlla is n valuable those who have advanced cnn rest assured that with paid oft Mr Hughes will financial condition to Blade tor the rest of his therefore he no appre those who advance ono for themselves and dollar for ono additional but that the Blade will to bo published and will than ever as to the plan proposed As Mr Moore saS late to make suggestions must have and have It at 1000 to pay on the debt Let at least ono subscribers follow the plan by till committee and do it nltlug one for other be bettor plans than tho by tho committee but want time consumed i other plans adopted by the committee In this weeks Blade we ask everybody to send delay or more If they uuder that plan Is Impossl good business proposition and beside everybody is lu placing the Blade on t ri l i il OhioLEIVISOHAS BRAUN Cincinnati Ohio M WAJISLEY Cincinnati Ohio OhioMBUfJpAGNANI Lexington Ky rt J Hc i ii T T MiIi + i otz a sound financial hauls ThoH who extradonationsthanks itNOW JR w cofr EDITOR OF THE ENGLISH TtUTH SERVER ARRESTED r DLASPhEMY J W Colt No Ujiioi ireet Bradford England has beep all estett for blasphemy This Is the subntanco of tho charge SUMMONS lu the City of Leeds To Ernest Pack of Leeds J W Gott of Bradford Geo Weir of Lccdr wnslaidNovember 1903 by Oeorgo uolbXirii tallCityof October one thousand nine hun youunlawfullyprint and publish and procure to bo lJIJOllotand tho Christian Religion In ono part of which said libel to wit on page of a publication entitled tha Truth Seeker for the month of Octo connt scandalous impious blasphemous and profane matters and things of and concerning the Holy Scrlpturos and the Christian Religion etc etc anykindcan do It for you just as good and cheap as any one i i Ja FF+I nl hF3 n nEt F PARTY CONDITIONS AND PARTY DRIFT The above Is tho subject of an ad WJlsonheCore churchCincinnatiDecember 17th Tho Doctor promises this to be one Religiousanllernment Admission free This ad BladeWedemamlfor CollegeInSundaymorning betagman centuries ago and placed him on this earth and then let him go his own way Into wrong Do you think seolngthatInto i o world to suffer and die thatmen might be reconciled and that the bytheliterallyto altthisSuch traditions are ail a mass of IsbetterNOAH COLER DEAD JNoah Color of Dayton Ohio one of thatStatelast week He had been ailing but a histPCongrefJses nfTordtowhose generous hand was over ex ofLiberty r- II c BLUE GRASS BLADE I CHICAGOIf SCOFF AT DEATHPLOT FRUSTRATED Boy Desperodoes Plead Not Guilty and Reveal Scheme to Kill Their Accusing Confederate to Conceal Crime CHIEF FOILS PLAN i FOR DASH FOR LIBERT Chicago Nov 30Tl1e confessed murderers and robbers Peter NIedc t meter Harvey Van Dlen Gusts iiMarx and Emil Rocskl were nrralgi court today Marx pleaded guilty to all the charges against him I1 but his three accomplices pleade not guilty 1During the afternoon the prisoners from the Harrison t11werestation to the county jail whet they will remain until brought to Jt trial No excitement marked the trip jailtEach was placed In a sep li arato patrol wagon and was guarded and two deputby seven policemen sheriffs During the journey Roesl joked with one of the policemen and I said should like to have you alone it for just one minute Shortly before the prisoners were removed to the county jail Marx was confronted with his three accon pllces Marxs confession Impllcat Ing Van Dien Nledermeler and Roes x kt was read to the prisoners Tho tJ bandits arrested In Indiana refused to confirm cr deny the contents of IA the message They were then askei to tell what they had to say concert careerSt to Hang First am willing to hang without the 1wink of an eye If see Marx the q hang first Van Dlen sale The same here Neldermeler adds You fellows got no more than you deserved Marx said Some time ago Marx said to the Inspector of police I met the bunch In Orlean street where we Intended to rob the American Express wagon and I for t got my large gun This angered the boys and they told me to leave then walked away and when fifty fee away a bullet passed through the brim of my hat It was fired by one of these fellows I got my revenge Nledermeler admitted to the polio that he and Van Dlen had attempted to kill Marx Roeskl said that hell d narrowly escaped murder at the hands of his accomplices The prisoners scoff at the Idea of a hereafter Death ends all is tliol theory Hell Is on earth Questioned ti yon the subject today Van Dlen said TOhrn wo dlo it1C the end of us This Is my belief and hadPalwuyi been even when I was a boy I tened to the teaching of my mother regarding the hereafter tlSees No Hereafter believe In an afro I cant see the reason In It jusisame go to any heaven or hell do they f Why should we I respect the teach Ing of the church My mother is ae good a Christian as ever lived Was her example nothing to you I couldnt see things her way ht replied I never could You mean you would not donl youWell I didnt thats all I dtdnl see things as she did You have no remorse for the mur I ltiers you committed- I cant feel so bad about It When people are dead they are dead When I drop Its the end of me Chief of Police ONeill in person has frustrated a plan by which Neld emeler sought to escape from the Harrison street station during an in i terview with the chief As a resul- tS of the incident however the police today redoubled the guard over the cell In which Neldemeler Is loc- kedrPlanned Dash for Liberty Neldemeler all but carried out his plan to make a dash for liberty He arranged to meet Chief ONeill alone in Inspector Lavins office ostensi bly to make a number of confessions and while gesticulating in illustration would try to leap through the dowI to the street His plan was frustrated by the fore t sight of ONeill who before permit ting the Interview stationed three armed detectives outside the window through which the bandit hoped to escape Neldemeler seeing his plan checked signified that the Inter view need not go further and that he was ready to return to his cell We will all walk to the scaffold without a tremor This was tho statement made to day by the murderous Marx Van Dlen Neldemeir and Rocski as they sat in their cells and discussed their probable fate Van Dlen It Is said will plead In sanity This plea may also ho enter ed by the other bandits Van Dlen Is said to have a near relative who Is In an asylum Murderer as Ancestor A great grandfather is said to have murdered his wife and daughter in Maine and to have been adjudged In sane and sent to an asylum In which he died Van Dlen while not denying this report would not confirm it Roeskl said that he heard of It from Van Dcin In the Indiana dugout Van Dlens mother has been work ing with charitable organizations for several years devoting much time to organizing boys clubs the purpose of which was to keep boys from saloons smoking and reading lurid literature She told Police Inspector Lavin to day that she never suspected her son of any wrongdoing CommentThe above comes to me In an envelope on which the printed return address Is Martin Mahoney Hopkins Minn He is a Catholic priest and Is excellent unit Intelligent man H was a greet friend to mo In tho day when was working with the Probltl lion party and ho not only paid for the Ulndo a year when it Imlt about onethird as much in it as It leas now but out of a salary of 600 a year lie gave me for the Blade and I saw him give J100 to a Prohlb tiou fund I had to abandon Prohibition be cause It advocated the enforcement of Sunday or Sabbath laws and became more radical In my Infidel views and then finally after a longtime Dro Mahoney abandoned me had not known for some years hat he was alive and am glad to sce that ho Is am glad ho sent me the abovo newspaper clipping and I am glad to print It It Is as plain a case of crime In an Infidel posslbl of four Infldeis though the language of only one Is given as we Infidel cd hors print In our papers of crime In priests and preachers No honest people can have any true Interest in concealing anythln I am gladder to print this case of crime In an Infidel than would be If he were a priest or a preacher because It gives me a chance to show m commit crimes other Christians apologize for thei by saying they are not Christians but do not say this man was not an Infidel If I should do as Christian do Infidels under similar circus stances I would simply quote the language of Van Deln the only one who claims to be an Infidel and show timt Van Deln said I respect the teaching of the church a thing that no Infidel will say and from that claim that he was not an Infidel There are many Infidels that b Hove In God as did Paine Jefferson Franklin and Lincoln who do not be Heve In Jesus or the Bible or in the tftarhing of the church- I have now as an editor for near twenty years been getting letter from Infidels from nearly all parts or Christendom and I never In all that time got a letter from any mat woman or child that said that he or he was an Infidel and said I spect the teaching of tnt churchI reImarlfellowship say they despise the teaching of the churchIThere are I believe millions otI people In the United States who Claim to believe the Bible and who will tell you that they heartily des else the teaching of the I do not suppose that churchIany one of these men Is was upon the subscription Infidel publication In the world or that any one of them would have have taken the Blue Grass Blade If he could have gotten it for 15 cent a ycr Put I am going to admit that Van Dlen was an Infidel though I direr that this article be sent to Brother Mahoney and I prophesy that If those men are hung every one of tboClll the services cf Lrant JaIl uJon Bro Mahoney afa fall honest man to keep him elf posted as to the outcome of this case and report it for tho Blade I have for years been saying In the Blade that wanted Christians to report to me about the crimes of Infidels just as much as I wanted Infidels to report to me about the crimes of priests and preachers noth log to be sent me except printed ex trams from newspapers and this case and ono that seemed of doubtful authenticity that I got eight or ten years ago about an Infidel being hanged In Missouri I think it was are the only ones that I remember ever to have had reported to me and believe the report of this case shows that Christians have beet watching me all the time and that they would have reported cases crime in Infidels If they could have found them Some few Infidels are drunkards and but few of them have the courage of their convictions and use their money to sustain their conten tlon but when It comes to crime In Odes are commonly not in it FROM LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER r Grays Run Pa Dec 3 1903 Editor Blue Grass Blade Dear Sir Encosert find three ar Idles for publication In the Blade My Fleeting Years Meta Ulihand The Timothy Hay would like very much to write more for the Blade but I being a locomo tive engineer have but little time ngself I appreciate the Wade very highly Long may you and your paper prrjsper With tho highest degree of Imftherhood I remain Respectfully J W HEYHNUN The Timothy Hay In deep meditation I think of the day Wflion tumbled and rolled in the timothy hay When I welcomed the fragrance of hay to my nose Vhie hay seed was sprinkled all over my clothes 1long shall remember a rock In the road Vhero the oxen upset a whole wagon load When the driver attempted to gee haw about From tine load slid off and the oxen lit outSsew little boys in the meadows today taking wind rows of the timothy hay And I long to go back to the meadows and stroll Where used to rake timothy tumble and roll look from my window toward the old home Whore a barefooted urchin I often did roam But the voices are still that were music one day my ears In the field of the timothy hay In my heart there are thoughts that forbid me to speak I feel the warm touch of a tear on my cheeclc Jut Ill pIne not at fate If my soul r r 1 slips away On a breath of perfume of the tlmoth hay MUTATION Death Is but silent change On bodies dead New life In other forms is ever let The blood and moisture of mans mo dering form stormAndAre drank anfctrees and beasts arid birds aldmen And without sh to transformation doomed re sum If through eternity thus li Is undisturbed and In its orb TIm surface of tho earthth and Shall stoneIas And every drop by oceans wave Will confinedIMY FLEETING YEARS Today I stand upon the apex of my life And through the telescope of tinfe Survey the pathway of my And In years that view I see the Where joys have bloomed and have decayed fiejlng The craggy greta rocks on which I Now turning round look The ravine of declining days t Unto the eternal horizon of yejars Where I behold beneath brie lifes Lstant cerulean sky A cloudless setting sun unflte1ngIj WHEELER HEYNUN RABELAISThe trade of Boston to carry up to the highest court if necessary a cases brought by the Watch and ird So ciety against certain book era in Boston we regard as distinct in the Interest of public morality hero Is nothing more detrimental to Morals than the direction of popula jnotlco tn indecencies real or Ima places where nothing bad vbuld be found or noticed unless it w ppln ted out Some of the most ntiful odes of Horace studied In ouVcbools- Ind universities celebrate aorm of awful depravity prevailing In ils day Shakespeares poems tho Bib Itself ire subject to a like object But very few Indeed of those w o read hese books suffer moral haim and ower still would look for sued things there unless their attention wffe call id to them The classics which the Wsfh and Ward Society proposes to our Booksellers for keeping in stick are practicallY harmless Few graved persons would care to bull them here are others far worse aid more to their taste And It Is a tehjtjhtlon in Incentive to prurient which thelVatch polntllugtaste It will be better to thefhighest led authoritatively by ourt for it is a matter in which mol illty is concerned We do nt want my signboards put up by tht Watch end Ward Society to dlrct our youth to literature from which they can dig out pornographic pangraphs Boston Post Round trip one- way colonist rates in effecfon first tad third Tuesdays eac month l tyer the Henderson Route jI ftJi rJ TO C MOORE ET ALI0 wild and mad Quixote rave To breathe a storm upon a mighty ocean Nor yet a ripple raise much less a wave To wake the sleepy world bound In devotion To boughten thought so nursed with pious care That doubts first ray will never en ter there blow reform world Is ratio ini WvlTamJhsvWty thousand muesI In girth A million blatant sharks instolled In charge 1 v Wino wily work maimind for all fts worth To bar reform although a crying need And little care how much the people bleed No ordained rogue will jeopardize his wageWet the school and Sun day class Hence youth is taught In lies Iron age to age And filled with fear that none dart ever pass Each graduate ordained a knave or fool The fool to reign the knave his will ing tool And yet you bow to Hope to strive in vain Whore Hercules hath failed would you begin Why bear the torch to him who will remain In Ignorance and greet you with a grin- However wise you speak through fear of hell lie shouts Begone you cursed fidel Your good for salvo of good will never win Unless attached coupons to balance crime You must reserve the privilege to sin Ami yet escape tho sequagl every time In Eve arise wo feel In Christ we may And cut our neighbors throat yet win the prize Save that you threat with everlasting wac Tlo on your wand a writhing serpent lash Wliou fiery hiss doth dread damna tion blow And promise blood all crime and filth to wash Put up your horn and cease your righteous call The lamp of reason lures no pious thrall Wm QUIGLEY McGregor Iow- aCHURCH TRIAL PROF BOWNE CITED TO ANSWER CHARGES OF HERESY Boston Dec IPapers have been served upon Prof Borden D Bowno of Boston University calling him to trial before the Ecclesiastic Court of ho Methodist Episcopal Church to answer a general charge of heresy cased en tho general allegation that the professor huts disseminated doc trines which are contrary to the nrtl lies of religion or established standards of doctrines In the Methodist Episcopal Church The above is ono of the many evl lences that by degrees intelligent and scholarly people are abandoning the Christian religion Infidelity need not fear anything at the hands of honest and cultivate and fair people The great difficult that we have to overcome is the deep Ignorance upon religious matters and the intelligence of Christians who are not honest and who merely pretend to bcueve Christianity as a means of malting money This includes all preachers and tha largo class of business men who lain the church and the priests and preachers who In turn give to thosi business men tho patronage of tho hitrchr ya i iiere are many r chwdo not dare to express themselves honestly because they are afraid of the church certainly to all intelligent people the uhrlstlan religion is the great est evil of the age It is not only a tyrant that keep up war all the time and persecute the individuals who oppose it but It teaches that the belle of obscen stories is a substitute for good mPi als until it is almost Impossible to teach the people the necessity for moral living The statistics of penal Institution show that Infidels commit less crime than Christians According to number but the great fault with Infidels Is that thoy are not willing to make sacrifices for their convictions and to pay their money to support those victions Statistics for the last fiscal yea EplscoIsuppose that average Irish Catho He servant girls pay for their religion ten times as much as average Infidels pay for Infidelity- see no chance to change the present condition of things in any way cept for Infidels to pay their money to sustain Infldellty Just as Christians pay their money io sustain Christianity ROME CON- CRESS FUND It Is tho desire that Dr J B Wll ton represent American Freethought at the Worlds Congress of Freethink Drs to be held In Rome Italy next September Dr Wilson Is president of the National Liberal Party and Is eminently qualified to participate In the deliberations at the Congress us return from Rome the Doctor will Write a book embracing his exper hence and proceedings of the Con gross and it Is needless to speak of the Doctors versatility and ability to write such a book Tho price of tho book will be one dollar and as the expense will bo very heavy It Is honed that all who ire able will subscribe for as many books aspossibleAll received is deposited In rue Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati and will be icknowledged through the Blade Contributions and subscriptions with and without money will be reo jelvod by the Secretary of tho Na tonal Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Bank Bldg Cincinnati O Condition of Fund Previously acknowledged 334 Amount In Bank Dr T B Englehart 10 books and donation James B Elliott Phlla iclphla Pa 1 LEXINGTON Eastbound EASTERN RAILWAY 4ILyeam jLveArr Helechawa 518 pm 1228 am Arr Cannel Clty545 pm 1245 am IJOJi r u II h JUcoIUOO pm Arr Jackson 930 am 23W pm Main Line No1 NoV3 pmArrArr Btyville Jnc 726 am 326 pm Arr Winchester 923 am 620 pm SEVEN REASONS WHY You should order of Wettsteln My experience as a Jeweler and Dla mond Merchant 2 My established skill as a Watchmaker and Designer My artistic qualifications in select Ing latest and finest goods 4 My proximity to Chicago markets where select what you order from largest stocks fresh and new Because do not carry stock to get old and lose money on and no dead book accounts Because I buy and sell for cash only obtain test discounts and therefore need not add big profits to cover big losses Because lead in low prices and the dealer who leads de serves your favors Correspond with me and obtain my prices and tract Theism In the Crucible free Per manent now at No 110 N Kensing ton avenue LaGrange Cook county OTTO WETTSTEIN IIIt traverses a territory rich in undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for agriculture horticulture stock rais ing mining and manufacturing Andto last but not least It Is The Scenic Route Iou Tourists t The Frisco System now offers the traveling public excellent service and fast time Between St Louts and Kansas City and points In Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the Southwest Between Kansas City in Tennessee Alabama Mississippif Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and Mem phis and points In Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the West and Southwest Full information as to route and rates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of the Company or to Passenger Traffic Department Commercial Saint InufaeI t CI f 1BLUE GRASS BLADE LkI WAt- SI 1I CINCINNATI SKY PILL ON THE Y Ci From Times Star The opinion that tho Y MA Is not a good medium for this Ing or souls was voiced by the jorlty ot the Presbyterian mlnl at their mooting at the Fhst Chi Monday S Mason at lieaf tho Christian work In tho local bran of the Y M C A read a paper if How to teach the Young Men an In the dlecimlon following the organ zatlon was severely criticized Hov Halllday of Norwood stated that in his former home Zanesvllle Ohio somo mon who had been sent there as secretaries were not even honest and that under the root of the- Y C A Building ho heard more profane language than he ever heard on the street Watch Your Sliver Dr Walker retired of College Hill declared that the organization lacked the big essential of womans influence That was what was needed ho said in keeping young mon strangers In the city from going to tho bad He advocated taking care of them them In your homes he declared and give thorn Christian so this remark was made Dr Eklrldgo just back of him smiled and and youll have to watch your silver Others present asserted that In their opinion football baseball and such things had no Influence in bring ing young men Into the church others declared that to have a large num ber of branch Y M C A Clubs about the city would be injurious to the In terests of the church as they would keep the young men away The above wall is just what i ex pected to hear and what I prophesied years ago when the church adopted this method to bag the young men said then that It was a plain Indica n of disintegration that the boys would care more for their club room 1I their prayer meetings more for dumb belles than raslln with the more for gymnastic exercises a and the cold plunge than a plunge neath the food in the fountain filled iwith blood It1u hardly necessary for me to at tempt a description of the moral tone of T M C A when theseclergy riiim thtrmsolves have onc it so we- llthatcoI firh- t 1m a d were they to tel all oh how many broken hearts there would be When the Methodist ministers were declaring how near Cincinnati is to hell did they have the Y M C A In mindStrange Isnt that with Gods help favor and partiality Y M C As are so bad that the boys cuss steal over coats and leave In squads and go down the line along George street To be sung He will save you nowkCome to Jesus Just nowY- OURS W FOR P ISome time this winter I think I will give you a little story on your book Dog Fennel- read It through once It Interest ed me so much that It forced me to a second reading commenced the second reading but got an opportunity to lend it to a Christian lady I havo seen her since i but she could not give It up You to ought to hear what she said about 1you I have not time to toll you now will tell you later on Hut Jr am safe to say that your hook is bound to take with the people No doubt It will be read lohg after jLeo Beecher Talmago Moody and the hocus pociw D Ds are forgotten Because as enlightened rationalism VtL penetrates tho age Ignorance and sup I prstltlon melt away Dogmatism Is the nestegg of super- stitionV It is dying hard but It has struck It Waterloo rationalism Truly yours for B P I M F B BALL SR FENNEL TAKES THE CAKE Trabue Florida Nov 18 1903 Charles C Moore IDOG MooreDog Fennel takes the I thought of going to the Holy Its no use now I have rend Fennel Very few know th of Dog F nnel Cattle mules and horses eat it when It Is about Jjiix inches high When It Is In bios som It should be cut cured and put away under a good shelter and a bushel of salt to the ton scattered 1over It Then feed it to stock In the and by time spring opens all will bo consumed Uvlnter Fennel Is n better medicine stock than the rosin weed In tho prance In Illinois Take care of your dog fennel and you are not apt to have sick stock the winter When farmed on tho lower Ohio I calculated that my dog fennel was worth eighty collars a ton to feed j to my mules horses and other stock No more dog fennel grows on a y farm than Is needed on that farm Farmers you can estimate how much you have lost by not taking care of your dog fennel Seekers after truth do not knowhow much they have lost mentally udBplritually until they have read IIt when the have read priestsshumbiibs and lies one ot the beat of tills and fever It jlthe nerves and serves iHJiisekeeper should tand ladles should complete d Fennel Ilay1JSAAOHl TRABUE fiMURRAY wash Indians and Trouble Sir Nov 28 1903 Murray ocfry store at Alma Okanogan n pleaded guilty to hlsk and was fined tilliny neighbor and ttio Ho donated the v Campbelllto church l filch he was an ar ad Is yet so fur a wA 80rryto hear of aeflectioh and In my grl ed t reUrpllojwlng Ode Dencr Murray If aMirry To get gold I fSold sumo whisky To a frisky Slwu li bold Deacon found It risky Selling SlwaBh rotgut whisky So Im told Deacon laughing i shoes Thought It funny Helling booze On the sly When they fined him halt a hundred Deacon saw that hehad blundered Mightily IJiWas he pious I say so He lived by us nnd could pray so Loud and late That the neighbors thought his praying Was some lonely asp a braying For its mate Ploup Deacon Injun frisky i Long neck bottle Rotgut whisky OSCAR REDFIELD COMPLIMENTS THEBLADES JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT Peters Nebr Dec 3 1903 James E Hughes Dear SirThe letter heads that I ordered from you a few days ago have arrived In first class condition I am pleased to say that it Is the best lot of stationery that I have ever had turned out for me by any job office I honestly believe that your work Is better than any other job printer can possibly put out and your prices are as low as any Please accept my sin cere thanks for th work you did for m and you maylraettaeeu UiiUany 1 Brother Moore th t the Blade IsO K and that he cannot hit superstition any too hard to suit me Hoping that both cf you may live many years yet and prosper line unto Rockefeller Ireman Yours very truly GEO S PETERS CommentThe letter head upon which the above Is written shows that Bro Peters Is a Justice of the Peace Notary Public with collections and legal papers a speciality and a real estate and Insurance agent and the chances therefore are that he Is un usually familiar with a prominent de partment of job printing This certainly is a high testimonial to the printing skill of Mr Hughes The Blade office is supplied with fine job printing machinery and Mr Hughes is a good mechanic himself and has fine taste In such matters and has faithful and competent employes As to pricesand I am not to the extent of a single cent financially terested In the matterIt seems to me that his advantages over any printing house In Lexington where there are many fine printing houses are such that he can afford to do job printing for less than any house In Lexington and I believe he can as in this case do a job of work and ship it to Ne braska cheaper and better combined and pay the carriage on It and supply It to the consumer on better terms than It can be gotten In Nebraska Enquire into your prices and quality of work at your own houses and give him a trialeven If Its only a small oneand If you are not satisfied dont try him any more- believe that a man living In Cin cinnati or New York City can have hIs work delivered to him e paper by Mr Hughes than he can get It done In his own town WEAVER The Man You Read About In Dog Fennel Writes for the Book Chester Pa Dec 1903 James E Hughes Lexington Ky Dear SIrEnclosed find for the book Dog Fennel In the Orient Kind adedress with kindest regards to the au thor my companion at the table o the Moltke I am Sincerely yours S LEE WEAVER Special Land Buyers Excursions Will run to tho new lands of Qreer County Okla and other sections o the great Southwest In November and December via the Frisco System Are you looking for rich and fertile farming lands In the Southwest which taonetenth the cost of lands of th e East and North They produce as much acre for acre Here is a chance to better your condition and add a eral amount to your pocket book For full particulars and special rail road rates apply at once to R S Lemon Secretary Frisco System Immi gration Bureau St Louis Mo Dog Fennel In the Orient will make an appropriate Cbrlntmas present Bend ordos now IN MEMORIAM EDITOR HORACE GREEN AND HIS WIFE By HARRIET M CLOSE Like an overwhelming wave of aster came tho news from Chicago of the death of H L Green and wife by asphyxiation was Inexpressibly shocked that such an accident should have taken from the field of activity the venera ble editor of tho Fret Thought Maga passing of these advance guaids marks an epoch In our lives and brings to us tho realization of their worth and the sacrifice they have made for the cause they loved For ninny years the pen of Horace L Green found the vulnerable spots In mlnyboundthe glimmer of dawn grow Into the full orbed day of mental liberty the power of his logic Ministers of the gospel tell us that If through their Instrumentality one soul Is saved for hojwen they shall be happy iH L Ureetr done more toad savo souls for heaven Ho bas saved men and women for earth He has taught them that the present life If lived for home and kindred and friends surpasses in splendor and achievement any selfish pureiiit of happiness He has taught them that mental Integrity Is more to bo desired than kneeling prayerful ceptiveness and that the knowledge of justice done to out fellows In this world Is more satisfying than a prom ised reward hereafter for belief coupied with questionable conduct Throughout the long fierce conflict for religious liberty H L Green has been a tower of strength as standard bearer for Free Thought and we his followers must close up tho ranks as best we can grasp firmly the banner he has loosed and carry it aloft until the army of superstition capitulates to the goddess of Reason Horace L Green and wife have made the last entry In the book of time but they have written big their work upon Its pages The words stated out In letters of living splendor for those to read who will We sigh and smile wo mourn and yet rejoice Mourn that this leader has fallen but rejoice that he has bequeathed to us an Influence that can never die The thoughts of this lead er cryatallzed into visible expression in his magazine will live throughout an eternity of ages As the fruits of his brain are Im mortal so the elemental wealth of his body will exist forever In the varied and multltudlnuous manifestations of natureH Green has enriched humanity with his lies works his thought his example May his adherents follow him worthily Ills work is done HeS r stri iLii From long and ceaseless strife His threescore years and ten round out A busy well spent life The heart mat bled for human woes uas ceased its aching now 10 lines of care at last are smoothed From off his aged brow His brain and hands have done their work Of breaking errors chains loosing prisoners of fate And cleansing crimson stains So he has laid aside the pen He useu so well and long And left to other hands the wane Of righting inflstian wrong Accounts are closed Dear friend Goodby From pain youve found surcease Youre now exempt fron every So to rour ashesPence HISTORY Bearing upon the story of Harods Slaying the Innocents Pasadena Calif Bros Moore and Hughes have read Dog Fennel In the Orient through once and begin ning at Jerusalem read to the end better the second reading than at the first reading- I loaned It to H H Dow an Atheist and he was much pleased with It I loaned It to a Mr Stephenson a Meth odist and he expressed himself as being much pleased with It Then I loaned It to a lady who takes care of Sta tion A North Pasadena pdst office She Is an Episcopalian and expressed herself as being much pleased with it So tar no kicks come I will lend It to all tho Christians that I can get to read It and by that process I will do some missionary work But this was not the main object of this letter On page 257 Dog Fennel find the following And It seems very stupid to sup pose that Herod could have feared that Jesus would take his throne and that Herod or an infantsfIn a country killed For the benefit of many of the Blade readers and many who have not hid access to Josephus a little historical Information on this one point may start some to reading In the right di traction Matthew 16 tells of the daughter of the children Some fifteen or twenty years ago I was reading Josephus for information and on page 297 Antiquities paragraph five last opart of the paragraph read the fol lowing Antony also feasted Herod tho first day of his reign and thus did this man receive the kingdom having obtained It on the 184th Olympiad when Caius Dornltius Calvlnius was Consul the second time and Calus As slnlus Pallio the first time On page 449 Wtirs of tho Jews paragraph eight I found the follow IngI Herod having survived the slaughter of his sons five days died having reigned 34 years since he had caused Aritigonus to be slain and tained bin kingdom but 37 years since lie had been made King by tho Ro nmns In order to ascertain tho date which the 184th Olympiad occurcd I wrote to Rabbi Adler of Chicago ask ing tho information telling him it was a date in history that I wanted to cate Rabbi Adler replied promptly and In a klndfy spirit saying It occurred 40 years before the date of the beginning of the Christian era So tho 184th Olympiad and tho crowning ofHerod King by the Ro mans occurred on the same day and Herod having reigned 37 years and died ho was dead three years before tho boy Jcpus was born and was not jealous of Jesus taking his kingdom away from his Herod nor was he alive to slaughter those children So MatJhews statement is false like most df New Testament stor lee There is other evidence against Matthew fUetc is other evidence to sustain my position Josephus writes many chapters both in thi Wars and In Antiqui ties concerning Herods cruelties and If onolmlf tie says about him Is true I do not dbubt any of it ho was the most heartless monster that ever lived but all his cruelties put together would not half equal the slaughter of thoSe Httloichlldron had it over oc curred Josephus says not one word abotltlit Had It occurred Jose phus wail have recorded It as the blackest o t Herods heinous crimes- JoseplnjJIfpkcB great pains to show Herod up aU thin heinousness of his true character and as a historian he could not have omitted that one the most heinous of all his crimes Pauls appealing to Caesar Is more evidence thth such a crime could not have occurred fpr the friends of those little ones would have sent up such a united apJ11 that the slaughter could Cl1urredI Testament the most damnable batch of lies ever packed in small a compass Put me down for one Dog Fennel of next editlpnto be sent to a friend Will let you know in time when to senu It LEWIS itEIf Miss Helen Goulds offer for es says upon Clio history of the Catholic and Protestants versions of the Bible does not precipitate an lain discus sion much profit will be gained thereby The history of the Bible is a much neglected phase of religious teacnings tho manner in which it was aiscmbled and the decisions by which certain books were placed in It and others excluded being almost unknown to many who find In It that hope and cheer which the soul craves A little knowledge Is a dangerous thing and of all things that should be fully understood before an opinion is formed tone stand above Is tory of the Blblo An Imperl derstandlng of this hilt crude ge of it woul rerous andlj probably c calla a a common neglect of a study of Biblical history That there Is a wide difference in the books composing the thr e great manuscript Bibles of the would is a matter of fact The assembling of the books of the New Testament did not begin until the second century af ter Christ Prior to that period the sayings of Christ the epistles and the revelations were nanded from one to another and no attempt was made to create a list of those accepted by the clerical authorities It was with the growth of the Roman Catholic church that fie authorship of any accepted canonical list developed The Bible both Catholic and Protestant of today Is based chiefly upon the list of St Augustine The two differ only as to the Apocrypha of thin Old Testament which the Protes tints have rejected and the discussion over which precipitated the schism of Luther No harm can come of an intelligent and sincere discussion of the history of the Bible of the manner In which the various books comprising It were handed down through the ages the causes which led to the selection as canonical of certain books and the rejections of others the work of the various councils of the church and the spirit tnat animated them But there Is always to be gaurded against any Imperfect understanding of the matter any disposition to draw de ductions from half facts or to criti vise with asperity the work of the wisest men of the churches of tho who were animated by the hol motlisMIss motives are beyond has not been prompted r than a sincere desire to have uibre generally understood what Is not but imperfectly known by the people at large It Is be hoped that the offer Is accepted in the same light that It Is made and that the re suits are those which she anticipat ed Cincinnati TimesStar The above is from the cinnati TimesStar It appeared as an editorial In the Issue of December 3rd lastIThe TlmStar has at all times been a semireligious paper It Is a dally and naturally devotes its col umns to general news and yet It Is a strong advocate of the Christian is therefore surprising that suc a paper should make editorial admis sion to the effect that the Bible Is not a divine gift but was adopted 200 years later after the death o Christ that its contents was handed down from generation to generation and finally adopted bymen only men It will Indeed be interesting read Ing to pursue the essays by the cler gy who will attempt to reconcile ev ery impossibility but most interest ing would be a symposium by Mon sieur M Grle Kidder from the Pacific slope M S Get the He iderson Route Habit This line is recognized as the o ficlal route fir comfortable travel between Ken cky points and the West and Sout west H+++ otoHoIoo+1+ J N LiPJ 11XiThis Column Is Dedicated + National Liberal Party toI+ Matter Intended for Should Be Addressed to Morris Sachs Secretary Atlas flank t Building Clncinnnati Ohio + + o + + +++ + H + + + + + + + H Brother R Andorson of Coopers town N Dak remembered the office of thin Secretary with one dollar as dues to tho N L P and ten cents for N L P button Thanks Dr Wilson acknowledges fho receipt of three dollars from V Thomas New York for the RomoCon gree Fund The amount has boon de posited In the Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company Cincinnati Denton Texas Nov 1003 Morris Sachs Esq Cincinnati 0 Dear Brother SllchsI write you to necessaryfori Liberal Club In this city am not yet a member of the N L P but I mydollartotallyhelplessfatally and earn my living by posing and selling lithe hooks or lets I was In your city three weeks ago on my return from a trip across the continent was however very sick with la grippe and could not have the pleasure of meeting you Al though sent a messenger to your address and found you were out Please let me hoar from you soon Yours for Liberty ROBT WJUGHT We shall be more than delighted to welcome you as a member of the N L P The way to organize to get the Liberals of your city together elect officers adopt a Constitution and laws and hold regularly stated meet Ings suppose once a month would be write to Walter Collins Los Angeles Cal He Is tho Secretary of the Los Angeles Society and Is a dandy at that The following members have sent cne dollar for the National Liberal PartyC V Moore Boulder Mont Morn Loratlo Lawrence Kans Oswad Willis Montesama Wash And John son Franklin Calif Maj Giller White Hall Ill B W Allen Kosse Tex H Overstreet Eastabuchie Miss H Dutschke lone Cal Clarkston WashI recently moved from Moscow Idaho whore you made me one of veer State Vlcf PrftsMpnto have distributed a box of books sea- to me from Petor Eckler New York of the Age of Reason and Facts Worth Knowing t am just now at Clarkston Wash But In a few days shall go to Brit is Columbia among the mines and do not know where or how long shall stay there You had therefore better appoint 11 Curtis newsdealer of Moscow Idaho hi my place as Vice President He has helped me to Ills tribute the aforesaid books Ho Is Liberal and Socialist ELIAS MO LEE 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JlL1cl liEr1I1 L SoJt S uuwnuax- t f Jij II r- i+ 7 J ttm itASS nunnli= = = T = W t 1 y I WICKED CINCINNAt TI BLACK AS MIDNIGHT AND NEAR I EST HELL OF ANY CITY x ON EARTH t IT IS BREAKING THE MINISTER l IAL HEART K iThe slums are nearer to salvation than many out of the slums was the remark of Rev Gervalso Roughton of I Wesley chapel that stirred the Meth odist ministers Monday Rev Rough t tons remark followed an address of Rev J B Young who painted Cincin 4nati as being a city of great evil What we want here In Cincinnati f1 said Rev Roughton Is personal Wo want the people calling 1themselves Christians to he loyal to and to their pastors f The slum people are not so bad They only need talking to by people who really know Jesus We need nu re living of Christianity by the church people than preaching of It to the as midnight is Cincinnati ity from a Christian point of view accord Ing to the Rev Jesse Bowman Young who told how the evil In this city has broken tho hearts of many ministers before the Methodist ministers There are blocks In Cincinnati said Rev Young where the entire popula a tion are tainted through and through where children are born to be j damned where sin and filth abound If there Is anything that should In a spire the good people of the city to work along city missionary lines It Is the pitiful sight or thought of these t children who must go to hell for they know nothing but wickedness h from their birth The city mission 1ary work touches the heart of this children question No man who lived in Cincinnati any length of s1 fhas and who Is a good man falls to recognize that there Is a peculiar dif ficulty here to battlo with which Is 11 not found In any other city Ministers of great success In other cities have come to this town and have taken charge of some of our big city churches with all their vigor They have In a few years left Cincinnati brokenhearted Y M A workers have felt this same enthusiasm and vitality One of the reasons that Cin cinnati Is so hard to save is because iwr It Is a great whisky market More whisky Is sold In Cincinnati than In any other city In the United States I think and the whisky men here are t tho men In our banks the people pf Influence There is whisky In the air and a whisky pall over the city There are row signs of drunkenness on the e streets but if whisky Is sold it must Nc n1II in the shop windows Clnclnnntf be the last city In the United States i to adopt prohibition There is also In this city a great religious inertness and irresponslveness a Thcosophlc if Interest many followers of Ingersoll and very lltle vital religious element But we must not be discouraged It 4 is our task to save Cincinnati and 1 we must do it i Following Rev Youngs address fh Dr I W Jones said that although a speaker at tho National W C T U rtfmeethad proclaimed Cincinnati to be hell than any other city on zearth he didnt believe It If we ti1 only turn 1000 preachers and deaconesses loose he said we could save Cincinnati black as she Is to r Christ CDr R S Rust said There Is still religion in Cincinnati to shake ljlr It to its depths if youll get the re ligious people stirred up Mr H B Patterson said that the young people needed to recognize that there were souls to save right here In Cincinnati as well as across the ocean Wka r view to helping Cincinnati Rev Anna Cartwright will be brought to this city January 1904 and re main preaching hero all next year i She is a woman preacher of great power and Is brought by the City sIonary society r The above newspaper report Is one of great importance to Liberalism showing as It docs the religious weak ness selfconfessed of the Cincinnati preacher Rev Broughton as good as says that the people in low places are about as good as tho pee plo in high places Rev Roughton is a man generally respected sn- owrhim to be a conscientious and man and about the only preacher in Cincinnati who gets down among the poor and into the slums and he knows what he is talking about It Is common for preachers to damn this city as a Gomorroh In wickedness but they are careful not to go fidown amid wickedness themselves to Why Is It that there arc blocks In Cincinnati tainted through and through when there is a church at every corner and when the church has controlled the thought schools and press ever since the city was founded When it has so dominated private opinion that even today men fear to speak their honest sentiments lest they be ostracised and their bus iness Injured Surely the church has had Its own way for a hundred years here with millions at Is command and God Al mighty backing It up so why Is It that Cincinnati is so near hell when It has always stood next door to the church Who should be held accountable for all thIs wickedness Those In com mand those who direct morals and who sway opinion or those who have had no say or Influence The sky busters blame It on to Infi delity which has no prestige no press no school no vast churches no mil lions to spend no politicians crIng- Ing at Its feet How inconslntcnt to blame It on people who have had ab solutely no control over tho moral tlr Iiirl1 educational and political management- of tho city Even If the fault did He at the door- of Infidelity It would be a weighty confession of weakness to admit that- It has had more Influence and Ulan Christianity with all her churches and Sunday schools and po laical grip with God Almighty back ing It all up It Is too bad that successful preachers In other places have come and gone away broken hearted be cause they could not turn tho city up side down and set every one howling- the praises of a Jew fanatic who lived 2000 years ago Too bad too bad I have known of some these broken hearted preachers who came and went In Cincinnati They lived tho highest didnt go down In tho slums like Rev Roughton but screeched Jesus from a high toned pulpit and when their noise failed to attract dupes and ducats they went away broken hearted as well as broken financially and hero was the sadness of it all Too had too bad Cincinnati Is hard to save says Rev Young on account of tho whisky made and sold here Well who makes and sells It Who owns tho buildings in which It Is sold This was traced up a few years and exposed by the Cincinnati Post and It turned out that nearly evoiy whisky matter and seller was a Chris tian and contributed to the preachers and the preachers took their money It also was shown that nearly every building rented for saloon purposes and for houses of prostitution were owned by Christians In way up high places In the church and that even two preachers owned houses rented for prostitution- It Is well konwn that one of the notorious houses a flat building In Cincinnati owned by a church right now Is full of public prostitutes and kept women It Is in a locality where it is hard to rent to any other class but the church must have it occupied Wihy dont the clergy go down there and try to save tho souls who are going to hell on their own premises Why send missionaries to China- It would be Interesting Just to know at tho present time when preachers are leaving Cincinnati broken hearted just how many great big church chiefs rent property for vicious and immoral purposes- It always seemed to me like a lot of cheek was being shown when the clergy damn whisky yet let whisky pay a big part of their taxes When the churches dont pay taxes some one else must pay for them and whisky pays the biggest part of it Nuns run to saloons begging and Salvation army girls run there also to sell their papers and hoping that some maudlin drunk fellow will give them a dollar beside Brewers and distillers give immense sums to churches and church charities I want to say to these preachie 80 down on whisky that if wtfect lyS shut downy a lot of churches ry or up t be dan Thac1mJWsnlB1J DlI Ize that there is a Theosophic and and an Ingersoll contingent of some magnitude in Cincinnati Why bless their pretty sweet lives If they had any idea of the number of Ingersoll lans In Cincinnati theyd all collapse If tney knew how many there are right In the churches and who sit and listen at them discourse and secretly smile with unbelief Oh say Talk about being broken hearted For business political and other such matters and out of respect for wlfeys feelings it wont do for every Inger sollinn to make himself known Dr I D Jones says the remedy Is to he found In turning one thous and preachers and deaconesses loose We would like to ask the good tor If he doesnt think that that would necessitate tho sensational press In putting on a lot of new re this newspaper article is the most despairing cry ever rais ed by the Cincinnati clergy It would seem to most any one that they would bo ashamed to come before the pub lic with such admission of weakness Bait the climax is reached In tho last paragraph which states that a woman Rev Anna Cartwright is to bo brought and remaIn a year for the purpose of doing what the broken hearted fellows couldnt And has it come to this A woman Well Well Well A woman Is that gospel Wo thought women should maintain silence In churches A woman preacher of great power Is to take the place of the He weak lings Surely the world do move It remains to bo seen If Anna also leaves us with a mitral regurgitation The Facts The facts about Cincinnati are that It is politically corrupt that it is In the hands of a gang whom every citizen believes is plundering the city an dthe city has grown notorious for Its political corruption and the preachers are the very ones who pat this gang on the back who vote for them and keep them In power The further fact Is that nearly er preacher damns whisky but ac cepts mcnoy directly or indirectly from the sale of it and instead of voting for Prohibition goes right straight and votes for a gang bossed by a saloon keeper and headed by a mayor who Is a manufacturer of talk one about whisky and vote the other Notwithstanding the corrupt politicians the whisky ment and the Iick spitting clergy ot whom work together at the polls Cincinnati is not so near hell as the preachers make out With such Ious elements In combination poli tics whisky and superstition tho wonder Is that she Isnt hanging right over the brink Tho preachers cant make the peo pIe believe thy ro against whisky as long as they vote against Prohibition Notwithstanding all this corruption and plunder political and ecceslastl cal Cincinnati ranks among the first clUes of the country In sobriety and In low ratio of crime It Is a wide open town on Sundays and this is what hurts the pulpit pounders There being less restraint there Is less crime The theaters are crowd ed the people are happy they enjoy LrfVfciiiii flaem life they are a music loving people art lovers nature worshippers think ers It has an Immense element who are silent Freethinkers or church In dlfferents and cannot be ruled by the untie from tho Tombs organization It Is this great Independent element which Is the real moral and potential Influence giving blance and banns to superstition Intemperance and politics and on account of this preponderant element nn dthe personal liberty existing crime has been greatly re duced as shown by the criminal sta tistics which for last year was among tho lowest records But If it be true that Cincinnati is nearer hell than any other city what should be thought of htjr spiritual ad vlsersW SHORT LETTERS San Fransclsco Caldoltld not get dollar bill so I send pofi office order Have one card left TJie first one I sent Is a fourteen yonil old girl and you will have an article am hershort ly It will make Bro Moores hair tighter took some Ides to Union last night and got throb to subscribe by tolling them if they Hiked the paper they could pay me any time if they do not like it no pay Young Methodist man just came in and I gave him the Blade and Lucifer for a starter Had quito n seance with him and tolavltlm I would call at his office come day when not working Told him I would make a fullfledged Atheist of hIm Yet the only true religion How do love to talk with a Christian Bo good and fight Hope you will get as healthy a Catholic priest and get a pull on the coin like priests do JXHNSON Burley Kan Please send old Bro J W Clement Cave Springs Kan his paper He says he cant do without the Blade He Is an old man as gray as a rat and wears a very heavy beard and resembles Bro Moores picture oat stands in the corner of the Blade He says ho is going to tho St Louis fair because ho wants to see Brother Moore Dog Fennel is grand am passing mine around Have not heard of It striking anybody out yetM B MCDONALD Eastabuchle MlssI will take theI Blade Magazine and Dr book when you get them out if I am aline I would like to see a sermon pntiched by Mr Moore Just like old r Vinegar preached It from the O H ISTREET L lIe PaI e chose postal U1 Wi wlrln 1f l t members of my clubto renew for 1904 Ihe club plan plan are both fine Am hoping for a bright time for Freethought Regards to Editor MooreE D BENEDICT i Mechanicsburg OTwo years ago at Cincinnati and one year ago at Lex- Ington the National Liberal Party hall a grand time in national convention and great enthusiasm was created over the middle States In the propagation of Free Thought and In my judgment there ought to be a meeting of the Liberals on Paines birthday to keep up and maintain the interest in tho association I recently visited my old friend Dr Bowles and had the pleasure of tendIng a meeting of the MuncIe Lecture Association with him and I was highly entertained by several shot speeches and one especially Interest- Ing by the Doctor And I was de lighted to observe that they have a free platform and the Free Thinkers are making great gain by free discus slono B VAN NESS Vlncennes Ind Lreeelved a bunch of your subscription cards I have not much time to solicit subscribers but I accldently oh a sttay sheep of sIlPpedJW lilm into our fold I have an eye a couple more of the same flock anc1thoy seem to b- elittlea roguish and If they jump the fence will head them for Lexington Ky So be on thft lookout and run them in Theres ents reward for each one them sflnll 1 for one years subscription the Elude followingthe names r which sent you the caldsGEOIUDON Brooklyn N ylf iilv read Dog Fennel and consider It the best most accurate and interesting account of tho Holy Land of ghosts gods and humbugs ever written Mark Twain- s not In ItI meat as a historian prize the book lghly Can downme for one of Dr Wilsons hooksT L BEEBE- rovincetown sTho article under the caption lie good society In the current nun er of the Blue Grass Blade comes I think front you pen and hasten to tell you that Eliza MbwryJJllven Is atilt living the wife of a farmer Brooklyn Conn and is No 398 In the American Press Writ ors Association She Is a splendid wrlterJ T SMALL Louisville KyIcannot tell you how it pained me to learn of the con dition of the Blade for It has been such a pleasure to me for the last three years do trot see how can get along without I do love the fearless truth for which it is noted I send you one dollar and hope It may do some good I only wish that I was able to give one thousand instead of one I would gladly do It If every reader of tho Blade would only send one dollar as a Nev Years gift to the Blade I am sure the crisis would not como and there is none but what Is just as able and sore so than I am to give It So cone friends and let us rally to tho came It is our duty Let us deny ourselves some little Cnrlatmas pleasure that dont amount y 1i t LI HOMESEEKERSEXCURSION Via QUEEN AND CRESCENT ROUTETo Colorado Arizona Arkansas Indian Territory Kansas Louisiana Mexico Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska New Mexico North Dakota Oklahoma South Dakota Texas Utah Wyoming Tickets on sale the first and third Tuesdays o feach month to April 1904 Inclusive good returning 21 days from date of sale Ask Ticket Agent tot particulars or address G E Clarke T P A 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the case for it would not only grieve us all but would be a great lamIty to our clause Every one has the greatest respect for you In your rs xupRve v rrvnlGJsnot pang you I get sorely disheartened with the brothers for this neglect I know there a great many of them that are able to make handsome donations but neglect it for about the same reason that I have Wont take time I nra working on a plan here to raise 50 to 100 I shall head the list with 26 and think I can raise or more If every little town would do the same the Blade would be self supporting If the Blade continues I sincerely trust you will still keep charge of It Wishing you success J T GRAY Marietta OhloI propose that ev cry person taking the Blade pay pfer year In advance beginning at once as the Bade Is cheap at the above amount This would give the publisher of the paper a sum to conduct the paper in a proper way and I think he would feel more like working If ho could have this Income What say you all Blade readers Please let me hen from you through the Blue Grass lade Dont watt until the Blade is dead Pass along your two dollars and wo all will feel better and It will make such a nice New Years gift to Mr Moore and Mr Hughes and wo all will enjoy the Blado better that ever before and you will see Brother Mooro open out with his large caliber automatic gun Then you will see the fun begin I remain yours very truly DR OGDEN Mt Sterling ItyTho five portals received all right I will send In ery one properly filled with tho cash- want the Blaue to live and prosper as I have sent you up to now thirteen names and have received pay but for two which I send you In this letter But never mind I wll get my work in all right though everything looks a little gloomy at present I venture the prediction that in two more years I will make you fifty regular subscrib ers In the town I notice more and more that Free thought is gradually drifting toward headquarters Therefore be a little patient and all will be well If we had one fearless Infidel In each town we could sweep the country clear of superstition in a short time But the trouble with some Infidels Is that they talk too much to Ignorant bigots until they talk themselves Into a quarrel It Is of no use to cast pearls be fore swine Some of the people who but two years ago were bitterly posed to Infidelity are now my best friends Since I challenged the preachers to open debate some of the people have asked me If I really meant It To these reply that I am In earnest as It Is by debate only that truth and falsehood can grapple each other and tho peo- can decide for themselves which Is true and which Is false If they do not believe what I say they will at least go out free while If they dont believe the preachers they will be damned the preachers say Take your choice keep the challenge open as I want the right of Freethought promulgated I want the people to learn our princi pies I want them to know that wo are not the enemies of Christians but- better 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itis tho most sensible and tho deepest production that I over read f J KentucRy IfI from as young a man Ho is a mere In but he has a mans heal CIshonld of such teachers and fewer preachers worjflaiIletter page Is gaining in Interesting letters More young people are tolf lowing the Liberal hand wagon It Is bringing to tho front such as Eliza teeth Henry Sparks W W Wallace G S Scott and other bratty people Dont forget to put In the Blade IIa zh thin Dream of Dr J Wl DorwartHM B WYATT Mantonvllle Minn Please find closed 340 one dollar one the made and for tho rest send me twV Dog Fennels I believe the book wilt bo a constant income to you in your old ngoO S CAMPfiELL rn rw Send us your order DogcI- n tine Orient and make your fri ChrIstmas present re mall to you before ChrlatpiiJl 100 or in lots of 12 ormofSO each IMV L