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Digital page images are linked to the text file. t 7 + vh Iir1ryMMi iara rry + t r feti 2 Ilnnu GRASS BLADEjDITED BY A HEATHEN IN TIlE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS1UBG7s11ED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE r VOLUME XII NUMBER 43 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY DECEMBER 20 EM 303 = f TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 8100 In clubs of five or moro 60 cents each a yeardeTermsLO0 per year In advance foreign subscription 5150hoFive copies one year and asExpressBlue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address vise this office giving your old as well as the new address When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old sub Briber The rose slip on the paper explrIon of subscription an show the dateas changesservo as a r tbscrlber aye r Subscript o this publication are not discoc tftivd at expiration unless soordered by the subscriber Th- ejcourts invariably hold a subscriber to the publisher for the price of all ers i celved unth the paper is paid for in lull up to date and ordered discon tinned Office of publication 161 East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexington Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to r SLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX r 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain rr degree demoralizes those who make it those who sell It and those who drink It believe from the time It Issu from the coiled and poisonous wor of the distillery until It empties mittth the hell of crime death and It demoralizes everybody that touchc- t do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without b coming prejudiced against this Ilqui you have to do Is to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan- Ity of the poverty of the Ignorance ofas the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius it has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing d And when you think of the jails ofccr the almshousee of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGrr t In no sense whatsoever is this gov ernment founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absoluteGarfl- elCOLLEGEofMFiDICIN d E SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material EEP MODERATE Fall term opens In September Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSLER H0 Se 46247 Ashland Ave Ctdg Itf From Courler Jatrnalb LAST OF THE GREAT THINKERS OF THE VICTORIAN AGE DEATH OF HERBERT SPENCER At His Home In Brighton After Many Months Illness f Author of the Phrase Survival pf the Fittest So Often Attributed to Darwin LIFE ONE OF ARDUOUS TOIL Spencerthe healthhadfewdayspainTheMrSpencerscribe as the last of tho great think era of the Victorian age Born In 1820 Derbythe son of tyllllam George SJencer a and private teacher un partlonnded school at Hinton Charter use Hath where ho was under tho tutelage of an uncle the Rev Thom academicdegrconferred upon him In later life have tiantecompetition between men who are rising and those who havo risen the titles held by the latter class are a handicap to those who are striving to rise totda and for five years thereafter was a lltn rrriJJ r he turned to philosophical and liter ary work In philosophy Mr Spencer has un questionably reached the highest at tainments of any English writer and student since Bacon His thought has been untrammeled either by pre radlIbecome the apostle of Individualism and died an agnostic His works in thems lses constitute a library in the pre ration of which he devoted the largest share of his life Struggle Against Adversity andIsu at times threatened to put an end to the completion of the great task which ho had mapped out Embarrass theIIservo a notice of cessation upon sub scribers Fortunately he fell heir to a bequest at this time and the war was carried to a successful camel- Lion after an arduous toll extending yearsm of e author It was in n measure a Spencerpractically admits himself conquered by the too difficult task of solving many of the problems of human na lAbode r collected Is not of a sufficiently Irre futable nature of satisfy his own mind The struggle for recognition a literary man and thinker was severe and exacting The Principles of Psychology Issued with a first ItIon of copies did not sell for twelve years while Social Sta ics with an edition of the same number required fourteen years to sell At the end of fifteen years Mr Spen had lost about 5000 on his pub lications having been compelled to print them at his own expense as no publisher would run tho risk of plac- Ing them on tho market It was the termination of this discouraging period that he contemplated giving up writing The System of Synthetic Pnilosophy DEATH OF HERBERT SPENCER Elsewhere in this Issue of the Dlade there Is clipped headlines and all from tho CourierJournal the greater part of tho Associated Press despatch giving the account of tho death of Herbert Spencer the great est Infidel In the world It will be noticed that everything Bald about him Is of the most comp mentary yea eulogistic kind not syllable of any kind derogatory to h character though it says plainly that ho was an agnostic This Is all as the news comes to us fresh now through means the accu racy of which no Intelligent person doubts tho sumo means that lately told us of Pope Leo XIII on its death pointCyhis Ug room and from which he begged his thathothe same accounts stated that one cardinal was found dead with suspi clone that some of the other cardinal- nd murdered him and also the slat meat that some of the cardinals barred up certain rooms of the Vatican with furniture to keep other cardinals PopeAllour minds and yet In as short time as practicable Christians will b filling their pulpits and their papers with lies that will describe tho beau tlful grand philosophic death of Leo XIII and will tell of some horrid thing connected with the death of the Infidel Herbert Spencer- I know that there are many even among Infidels who will say am ex aggerating this case but am not and there is a chance that it will be even worse than soy propagnndlshavethe clergy got their lies about the death of Paine noel other famous In befareaccurate accounts of such things as we have at this day But you have seen that the Reverend liar Strough at Cincinnati has even this soon ter the death of Ingersoll started tho knYoubranded as a liar by all respectable newspapers but Strough has not even been reprimanded by his church for that He and the seed has been planted and in time Christian edit ors and priests and preachers will be teaching that Ingersoll suicided In the same way they will get up somethingthe devil only knows miserableloath sayhothere Is no allusion to site regret pressed him that his life had been de InfidelityHedoesl t happen that so many distin guished Infidels live to old age strong in mind and body to the last If Infidels are the debauched liber nes that Christians soy they are Its a common thing for Infidels toIwrite strong letters to this paper and say they are 70 75 and 80 years old and one old sister aged 86 years sent Thfleaupon reading the paperICertainly when It is said of such a tnan asS fncjjrtt at hg wa atitemhar roastu uy was ru publication of his works a man like am ought not to bo discouraged With my fate It took Spencer twelve years to sell an edition of 750 copies of his Prin ciples of Psychology when an sell flan of 1500 Dog Fennels sold out In a little over three months while theI orders for them were coming as fast as they ever did and we had to give hurry orders for another edition It took Herbert Spencer fourteen years to sell 750 copies of his Social Statics I wrote The Rational View In 1890 printed an edition of 1000 copies and sold It all out so Ion ago that could not tell by two three when Mr Spencer had to print his book- at his own expense because no lisher would run the risk of them on the market With no publisher to boost m books and not a cent ever paid an body for advertising them my prison written book Behind the liars 31498 Is still Belling really 500efrom the time It was first issued Spencers infidelity Is esoteric an mine Is as radical and plain amiIpronounced as had language make What honest and Intelligent man will say then in the light of facts that Infidelity Is not Rtridin ahead In nhne league boots DR DABNEYI Has Been Called to the Presidency of University of Cincinnati AccepttCincinnati 0 Dec 7Prof Cha WmDabney president of the Univer slty of Tennessee has been asked t assume the presidency of the Unive- city of Cincinnati next July whe President Howard Ayres the preset oilattho tructeos Ayers retention longer than then is understood that Prof Dabney h Indicated he will accept the position Comment Dr Dabneys wife Is n Is a model husband father an citizen and his record as an educat Is hardly second to that of any icon He is a man of Indomitable energy and of fine health He Is a fine scholar but Is not bril liant On religion he is not an vanced thlnlrctPresbtcrlan SECOND EDITION DOG FENNEL Thin second edition of Deg Fennel has been decayed a little on account 01 paper not being delivered on time but we are glad to say that It Is now In the hands of the binder noel will be out tnls weep Send a copy to your friends as a Christmas gift ISend for live postal curds and hcp Increase the circulation of the Blue Grass Blade J PASSING loeOF SECTARIANISM DISCUSSED BY DR RAMSAY h1ESSIAcFrom CourierJournal The Passing of Sectarianism was WHto a large congregation In the Church Intetestlngtendency of modern times to do atva parthealaptableofs form with every ago and civilization centurywill bothdoctrine thonlythe ago This is preeminently tho tIlpldlygrowlngImowledge ll tithe up and assimilate the truths veryrapldlchurcnes are adopting the truths n higherspiritual largeuniverseer finds himself We are still In the tremblingthat It will he overthrown by sacrile nofearInjuryfromverse li doomed to die This Is tlcenturjj of historic criticism Th andhlgherlwayInfallibility have given way to a more theDlhlefnot whwithinfilteringdowne problem of many ministers to Is to know how much to tell the people They want to be honest but many of them are timid They do nn rqtb 0 the co 1UXe toUe harm to hock them liberal thinkers ore deserting the churches They conclude that the preachers are waythoughtfulselves with churches In which the ruling facts and truths which they cept are denied or Ignored Dr Mun ger of New Haven has recently said that ministers come to the churches with esoteric notions Instead of burn- Ing convictions They try to mise between the old Ideas and the new Our ono Is hungry for truth It wants to know facts as they are I credibly Informed that more than ghalf ofale Intelligent men of this city seldom enter a church Louis ths We are shagReligion cannot be destroyed but cosmosY to c tor In mans life The Christianity of ng thrat t reltglodn people or Is afraid to trust their h telligence will never succeed In th country thgmote of It Is much of the same tren Further on he says The old he of Jonathan Edwards and the Trlnlt Calvinism are no longer In contra closes by sayings The creed the new church will bo based upon tho divinity and brotherhood of inn and the humanity of God It wi liistitan pace growing moral Ideals of mankind locirsee auprouitat stAmerican democracy another of the 1001 evi nbnndonitits tgof teaching Is p fd tuP tr religionlTruly The heresy of today is the ilorthodoxy of tomorrow op therl but Dr Ramsay as an exponent of modern uptodate Christianity says Christianity will taw up noel assimilate the truths of the new scienceIn the new Christianity is hut another name for the old Intuit ty He says Tho leading minds the churches are adopting the truths of evolution and showing their higher spiritual meaning Darwin tho archInfidel was tho father of the doctrine of evolution noel the salient feature of that doc trine that set tho whole educated world by the ears was that man had developed front a monkey and that Infidel statement was ridiculed to tho echo by Christian press pulpit and vostruu Now JJro Rauroy says tho i1te I leading minds of the church areadopting that Idea Of course It Is true that they aro 81lowerBut If this is true what are wo go nIngersollstory and the apple story and what about the fall In Adam And If InAdamChrist and what Is to become of the preachers Job That higher spiritual meaning goingtoesotericYers call talking through your hat problemJeopleanllhasdevoJopodwould not do to just plainly and hon estly and bluntly to tell the people hisjobmonkey trick has a higher spiritual meaning but what this higher thethingstho people honestt uxP castrandkeel algOf course he Is helping Infidelity tinawell as I do that the criticism done b5 scholars within the churches Is outeof the bayonet The scholars within the churches burned Bruno a hertic outside at theten the Bible said it was flat The old hell of Jonathan Ed wards which was the fire and brim unmistakablytaught the trump card of the Christian cell wotitsPresbyterianstrhfE qJpere1nalltfLJI1 hell gnashing their toothless gumsrn eternal lames until the heretics out side stirred up the mothers until they would not stand It any longer and there was a falling off of the shekels of the sanctuary from Calvan stthenwithin the churches conclude that all babies except Presbyterian ones quDligent people were concluding that preachers were Ignorant or coward ly he would have expressed the act sentiment of the Intelligent here tics outside If he hal said Ignorant or cowardly liars The Reverend Doctor says ministers want to be honest doe btAary If any of them do noel am certain the notIt g whoItthe Bible says and not what Darwin says and If they are not going to do that they ought to announce them selves Infidels rend Dog Fennel and thrasshave been grinding sausage to shoalsdofup a sausage machine does a piece of fat hog From Cincinnati Enquirer thcl1And Leeches Are Ministers Declares Rev David Morgan BMinisteofrs n and the church aro luxuries Teache SchaoliThese are the principles laid down mlits Someka ty ut schoOls said Morgan having hot n founded before either existed You are a parasite society he sain to Prof P W Cropper Professor English Literature at llamllne Un argunlontue re plied tho proicssor ncltnoweds It am a parasite on society All ministers are para sitesYour gospel leaves aft tho on replied the professor Society Is not made of SOUISIe pUce Morgan The world can get along without the church Religion is a luxury that people may have If they wish to pay for It do not lieve In forcing all citizens to pay ior tnMANLY LETTER FROM- BROTHER WASHBURN Boston Dec Sth 1903 Mr Charles Moore Dear Sir Send me six Dog Fennels noel will re mil upon receipt of bill hopo Ute Blade will not have to go up as you hint In the last paper but wo are all running behind Yours with best wishes L K WASHBURN- 100 A YEAR THE BLADE MUST LIVEN SUCH ARE THE SENTIMENTS THE SUBSCRIBERS OF nTHE PAPER In my walls and talks in Cincinnati rIsaprominent business man on Third street the other day and he is ready to cooperate with others in Cincin theDladeIt is too bad that the subscribersof the Blade can not get together at thouorganizetee of the whole nnd the majority of plncotheirproduce that requisite 2ono dollar advancoandtion for Afrienda new subscriber telepathyextent as to permit the subscribers anothersthollght allImowmakingepeech thesuccessknowIngscribers am responding But Judging from the remarks I Ihavemlttees plan will be adopted gener thelinotypeor two There is another thing that would like to talk about There is always that apprehension toIthe Blade andappmcin msuccess of the committees plan thenadeafriendtribute and that the porter in hisY 2hutsuspendsThis tho estion how many more expect the same And how can all doubts about QUmInntee hestrororeeslgnatedshould be deposited until the neces 1500 had been collected undprconclusion that since Mr Hughes was bbobeeoNce of the Blade telephonemessagee subject think we should have shouldbeson than Mrs Josephine K Henry Versailles Ky Mrs Henry Is a personal friend of both Mr 11ooreiand Mr Hughes and their families She Is well acquainted with andtheton and In short is proper per sons to act as treasnreriThe work smallShetions to the office of the Blade and re caniswillbulated am suggesting Mrs Henrys name butImuwlng Freethoughttedious take It for granted that she will consent to act In that capacity allthetheir contributions at once to Mrs Henry No acknowledgment will be made watch the label on your Blade and onelthe money had reached Its destina lion Something more might be said In this connection which will guarantee to the subscribers of the Ulado tho continuance of the publication and adIsedlysuggestionsthatJosephine K Henry at Versailles J Ky will meet with universal approv al MORRIS SACHS Send us your order for Dog Fennel In the Orient and make your friends a Christmas present ill be ready to mall to you before Christmas Price 100 or in lots of or more 80 cents eachI j rrll j i v u HL rDLUEGRASS BLADE NOTES AND 1COMMENT tOUR GLORIOUS CHRISTIAN CIVIL iIZATIONijt By Josephine K Henry Tho Board of Trustees of lusane imbecile and deaf and dumb asylums of tho State of Kentucky met at Lex ington on December 10th and passed a resolution asking the next Leglsla ture to appropriate 1250000 for the purpose of relieving the crowded con dition of these Institutions They might have resolved to ask for a like amount to relieve the overcrowded condition of our prisons and alms houses Let it be remembered that we have more churches and reIglon to the square mile In old Kentucly than any place under the sun What it costs in Kentucky to build churches pay preachers and pay mis lAslonaries in heatnen lands would take a higher arithmetic to compute The Christians sing with Only an armor bearer Proudly I stand Waiting to follow At the Kings command Surely the captain may depend on me Though but an armor bearer maybe To see the vim the brethren and slstern put into that hymn lou would think the saints swarmed in the corn cracker State and that this climate did not agree with sinners Here there Is a mighty mixture of tne he spirit tho spirit of religion and dls tillel spirits in staves and the most expert armor bearers on the face of the earth halt from Kentucky More often than otherwise they do not walt for the Kings command but do k some fine execution with their shoot- Ing Irons on their own hook and ten go into the Houses of God to bring down their game Tho brands of religion politics red licker and fire arms we have In Kentucky are enough to upset the spiritual moral and mental equlllbrl of any people The great wonder Is the State treasury is not demanded to support the Insane and criminals that are crowded Into our State In stltutlons We are told that Tis religion that can give r Sweetest comfort while we live If thousands of churches In one State and millions yearly spent on igion cant keep people from over tkcrowding our lunatic asylums peniten- tiariesr and Jails of what account is all this high priced religion any way If Christianity is such an elevating moral power and this is a Christie civilization is it not time Its e1tects were In evidence The pulpit and press are both proclaiming that the Increase of crime and Is alarming Tne people are laxeu mU lions of dollars to take care of the creasing numbers of criminals and 45 lunatics and taxes are Increasing and conditions growing worse all the church claims censorship over tai the morals of the people For this service they demand mental su- bsevvience and financial support and here- In Kentucky they receive both What do the churches render In return for the generous support they receive Let actual conditions answer In the communities where churches are m- acmnumerous and expensive saloons and dens are most numerous and crowds of Insane and criminals are y sent by our courts to the State inst tutions and millions are now demanded of the taxpayers to support this wreckage of our Christian clvllizatioi Woo are these thousands of peopl who are going crazy and committing crimes in Kentucky The preacher t tell their credulous congregations that the spread of Infidelity is the cause of the increase In crime Insanity and i suicide when statistics declare that 93 per cent of the criminals and cides are avowed Cnristlans or those reared under Christian influence while our Insane asylums are crowded with people who have gone crazy on gion or are the victims of alcohol or ignorance of the uses of the body and r the laws of life and health All thes classes are recruited from the C- hriittionsInfidels and Jews are very rare found in prisons or insane asylum The Christians gtldo book says uy their fruits ye shall know them The fruits of our Christian civilize tion speak for themselves t Christians dare not trust one other Their goods must be protecte l from thieves by locks and bolts and they load themselves down with arms to protect their lives It is safe for women to be left alone in YStheir homes or for them to go upon tile public highway after night Hon esty is almost an obsolete virtue short weights adulteration and mis representation of products is the rule In the business world Kentucky Chrli tlans cave manufactured and sole enough whisky to make criminals and lunatics of every man and woman In the United States The cemeteries are full o fthelr victims and now the people are to be taxed millions to take care of the lunatics And this Is Christian civilization- If the numbers of our Insane criminals continue to Increase as they in the next twentyfive populatiotNItrine vicarious atonement has made Sfmillions of criminals and the preach ing of hell has made millions of lun aticsv Tiese are actual conditions with churches on every hand while lions of tribute are demanded by these self constituted moral censors of the human race If the churches would unite and slay old king alcohol and present as one of the fruits of their Christian teaching a sober civilization the peo ple will not be taxed millions to take care of criminals and lunatics Christian teaching may not be e- nd3k tirely responsible for present appall conditions but ono thing Is dent it Is perfectly powerless to prevent them The Christian civilization of Ken tucky Is a perfect picture of what It is In all sections of our country Itor Moore claims that Lexington Is the most Immoral place on the face of the earth yet It Is being proclaimed by the clergy of that city that Cincinnati II bearer hell than any other city on the earth This Is certain a damaging admission from the clergy of a city that has 9000000 of untaxed church property and preachers who claim to be the moral censors of the people swarming in aU locall ties Is this not an open admission that either the clergy do not doth duty or that Christianity Is a subllme failure The Legislature of Ohio will be asked for an appropriation of 000000 to run its lunatic asylums and prisons adding this to the cost of State government and there will be a deficit of 3000000 in the States finances It does not seem from this showing that Christian teaching has produced a moral honest sane clv IlIzation in the Buckeye State No wonder the clergy are calling In the woman Anna Cartwright to keep them in their extremity They need help Since the Cincinnati clergy mit that they are failures and have to call on a WOMAN to help them save the people from their sins they should prayerfully consul their Bibles to see if they are emplolng Btrctly orthodox methods Let yon women keep silence in the churches is mighty plain Bible talk And now comes the wail from Chi cagi that 1nis city of spieud id churches and eloquent preachers is about to be submerged under a wave of crime The press makes the lowing appeal AllMY OF POLICE IS NEEDED Chief ONeill Will Ask for 1800 More Officers to Relieve Chicago of Thugs Thieves and Mur durers Chicago Dec 12Wlth the hope of being prepared to throttle demics of crime such as that now holding Chicago in Its grasp Chief of Police ONeill Is making ready to ask he City Council for an allotment of 1800 additional policemen when that body next month makes up the cllys financial budget for the ensuing year This would mean a total of 3000 blebodied active patrolmen who ould travel beats Only In this way under existing conditions the Chief asserts can Chicago be purged of rime and criminals Where the 1800000 needed to em cloy 1800 additional policemen Is to come from the Aldermen assert they do not know as It is figured the citys evenuo will not be more than 000 in excess of this years figures Wo must have more men asserted Chief ONeill If crime Is to be hocked we must have more men Chicago has outgrown Its police force Its Bridewell and Its Jail If there are more strikes more celebrations and conventions rooulrlmI pj Ieg etrL special duty we will surely need larger Increase of the force to cope with crime With the police dragnet now gather- Ing in suspicious characters by the scores new difficulties are facing hicago The Jail Is filled to overflowing Bathrooms the hospital and an abandoned wing of the old jail have been thrown open for prisoners There are not sufficient Judges on the criminal bench to make even a small Impression in clearing out the 700 jail prisoners awaiting trial If there Is no other remedy Chie ustice Tuley of the Circuit Court asserts that the Civil Courts will have to be closed and all Judges assigned to hear criminal cases only He serts quick retribution must be visited on criminals If the crime wave is be checked From the above the church is a signal failure as a moral censor and the only hope of the people seems be the police And all this Is Christian ivlllzatlon With our Harriet M Closz can but exclaim Let us be Pagans that we may be decent Is it not time the clergy were making some explanation of the cause the present appalling state of affairs and show to the people where the moral power of Christianity comes in It looks that way There is no time NOW to preach about Moses David olomon Saul Noah Belzebub Eve Esther Ruth Mary and Martha and the other ladles and gentlemen of the old Bible There are a few lions of men and women In this Christian country who need their prayerfu attention RIGHT NOW From the way things are going now unler the moral censorship of the churches the lime Is not far distant when all the people of this Christian nation will be landed either behind prison bars the lunatic asylums or in the ceme terles Now jjit now Is a most op ortune time to start that great igious revival that was due in the United States the beginning of the century but fared to appear on schedule time Right now Is a most opportune time- to tell what this Christian civilization Is doing for woman If no one ese- will do this I think I will undertake this work to show the elevated position of woman under this glorious Christian civilization Just as I finished this the press rows this flashlight on another phase of our Kentucky Christian civ station GUNS Pistols Knives Rocks and Fence Rails Were the Weapons in a Fight in Kentucky Between Two Fac tions Led by Brothers Eight People Were Injured Brlnkley Ky Dec 12RIchardS- mith and Granville Smith were tally wounded here In a drunken row Jerr Smith with a band of men and- Wm Smith met at Gen Kellys store all drunk and the fight began at once Guns pistols knives stones and fence rails were used In the fight and at low estimate there were shots fired The leaders of the two fan tions are brothers and their followers are brothers uncles and nephews of tho leaders There were eight per sons hurt all with gunshot wounds except one who ran gainst a w Ire fence lacerating his body until he could hardly bo recognized No ar trouble Is expected- If Jesus washes all the sins of his followers as white as snow He has the biggest contract in the nnlvlrlll Versailles Ky THINKS GOOD WILL FOLLOW DOWIE1S Correspondent Reasons That Eli Jahs Troubles Teach an Im portant Lesson MAY SET THE PEOPLE THINKING Man Too Apt to Accept Some Rell gious Pretender as Authority and Suffer for It Later From the Commercial Tribune Editor of the CommercialTribune The downfall of Elijah Dowie serves i most important lesson It should make plain to every one the bunco Ism the pretensions of one man or of my set of men in claiming the right md authority to determine the busl ness belief and future happiness of exposure of Dowlcism should make every one better able to per elvo and understand their own relations to other men in the same profession or line of business not so told and pretentious as Dowie but who are none the less shrewd and who are far more theologically diplomatic They ought to be able to see that Dowleism Is not a new Imposture but a very old one In a loud garb Everyone ought to be able to see this but ever one will not However such vast numbers tome to see it and to know that the hemselves more or less have all heir lives been victims of the same kind of imposture that Dowleism my be regarded as a national bless- Ing Thousands will see at oncewhi hey were totally unable to perceive without some such sensational and plain Illustration as Dowie has offer It will awaken many to the fact that the Dowleltes are not the only great f gulled that they are not the only ones who accept some pretender as authority without even asking to see his credentials It will disclose to many blind ones that the octupus of salvation has many tentacles long and short reaching out in every dire tlon to pull In the earthangels who are emotionally disposed to part with donations and tithes Many will come to reallzfe by this xposure that reason shouttl be the judge of authority instead oltauthorlt being the judge of reason They wll come to realize that as soon as ana surrenders his reason to the autuor title to Itor own preten Ions not only becomes the mental plaything of that man but the victim of his imposition if he chooses to ex erclse it Nothing but a clear start Ung revelation such as Dowie hat furnished the public can bring thi masses to understand their own rela tlon to organized divine authority There is no crime like that of cre duUly but the masses are slow to comprehend it The great majority of mankind are practically untouched the progress of knowledge The tremendous task of teaching men and women to think for themselves hat arcely begun All but our very erest people are the creatures of a school of thought or belong to some edependentas was science in the fifteenth tury Our unparalleled progress Ir Industry and science has led us to ieve that a corresponding advances been made In religious belief But this Is far from the fact else- such exotics of mysticism is Dowie- Ism Christian Science Spiritualism the Salvation Army Holy Band and numerous other cuts with waves of revivalism could not take root human nature of today Haeckel has lately declared that It Is a great mistake to suppose that there llglous notions ot modern civilized people are on a much higher leve than the crude spirit faith of prlml- tlve savages Dowieism will prove a esslng inasmuch as it will make clear to many that tile religious zealot Is always irrational that to think continually or even very much long upon the infinite unfits men ant women for the finite Men who spend too much time in polishing their own souls with the sapollo of salvation are very liable to become the victims o the ceestlal confidence men have ever an unlimited supply cloud mansions on hand to exchange for ready cash There is little difference In religion or religionists The Dowlelte is only a sensational exception The only difference between a lelte and millions of his brethren other sects Is the difference In degree ot zeal Everywhere and till around we perceive men and women who render reason Judgment commonsense and criticism to pretenders of anthorlty who like Elijah 11 claim to be In partnersnip with the owner of the universe but who are equally unable to show the articles of Incorporation J B W Cincinnati Ohio INTERESTING INFIDEL COLONY The Dally SaHpbone Paragouhl Arkansas gives an account of an del Colony near Eureka Springs the landIbe planted in fruit and the first tiling to be considered will be the planting and raising of rults nuts cereals such vegetables as are palatable In the- raW state that tho people may speedilY as possible adopt the eating of uncooked food Parks and boule J vards loading thereto will be laid out a and in due time schools of all kinds that do not connlct with their belief will bo established Mills and factor des will be built Places of amllse meat and the means for physical cui taro will be provided also free lib rarles But no churches These peo a pie denounce the church the clergy and the cool stove They do not be llevo In a personal Cod but beUeve that God socallid Is the Unlvcre Life Force which pouneates every Ih lug thing also that the phslcnl body Is the Legitimate and Ile1l1la nent abiding place of the soul nHlle possible by right thinking and right living but that until the physical body Is brought ensupport with the soul death Is a necessity and comes because the soul Is forced to leave the body by treatment and that when man shall have gone through the mediums of right thinking right living and proper physical training perfected himself he may be able to overcome poverty sickness old ago and death They believe that the1O never was any beginning and never will be any end that every mans soul Is saved ever has been save and ever will be saved Their argument Is along the line of the New Thought Movement Their hobby If such it may be called is Thought Force They eat no breakfast and for the other two meals cat fruit rats cereals and such vegetables as can be eaten raw They also use but er and milk They eat no meat nor will they surfer animal fowl or fish to be slain on the place They claim that as a man eats so he grows They fast at intervals to suit themselves for the purification of the wily and to rid It of diseased cone Ions No person who uses lobar or Intoxicants or eats meat will be glen a lease and should anyone quire or indulge in these habits he will at once forfeit his lease Ever number of this community will be pected to read their magazine em lace Its teaching follow their toms nnd become Identified with the vork and the object for which the ebony was founded They hall Cram Colorado and have at present an vance guard on the grounds In Ar lRnsaswho are very enthusiast over the beauties of the location The purchaser who Is the president of the ompany claims that he has travele all over the Unted States and Britlsl Columbia and found no land so grand and glorious THE ATONEMENT By Joseph Haigh Chebanse Ills tenement that of Jesus Christ Is lint a Christian scheme That charges sin against the Just The unjust to redeem It Is the most degrading thing person could devise It Is opposed to common sense A lot of priestly lies No one possessing honesty Can wish for such a plan But rather hear his own misdeeds No matter If poor Jesus Christ WaK willing to be slain he did not commit the lie should not bear the pain Dut sure ho did not will to And begged for his relief Against his will he was hung high- And suffered with the thief IIlstorlc fact might change the tale It may be a fable- Born of a virgin could not rot even in a stable fhey tell us God could not forgive The sin of fallen man Uutll the innocent was slain- au the atonement plan lien how could he forgive the sin thousand times as bad Of killing one who did no harm And that one his own lad Infinite Justice preachers For mortals to adore Infinite folly they should lAnd mention It no more Naught but religion could devise Such vile and silly stu1t- And tehlng it to thinking men Is treating them too rough Dut when a myth Is taught and preached To children in their youth Unless In older years they think l allies pass for truth last ages have been dark and rllde- And knowledge much neglected Dut the present Is more hopeful And better things expected What pleasure could It be to 001- Jesus Christ to die Atonement Is a foolish tiling superstitious lie THE GOOD SAMARITAN Lexington Okla Dec 1903 Mr Tas E Hughes Lexington Ky Dear SlrYours ot December received and in answer will say that- the check of November 2nd was not- cashed and will enclose duplicate of It I send you names again In your issue of December Gth tice what you say in regard to pending publication of the Blue Grass Blade on account of losing about 25 a week on It for one certainly would feel bad you were compelled to do so Your paper gave me a great deal of pleasure and from what I could see thought the Blade was doing well However would suggest that each- and every subscriber shall pay bs as well as In single orders per ir Mr Hughes dont bid us a sad goodhe but try again think now Is the time youll make It Continue your paper enclose 250 additional from my own pocket for contlnu- auce of the Blade hope that others wl1l follow my plan I wish you Yours truly- NATHAN TURK lomment This brother Is one ol firm of wholesale beer dealers I have made more sacrifice to beat the liquor traffic than any living man and I keep Ingersoils blast of the liquor traffic standing In tho first col uniu of my paper Ruckor a man to whom I had Jahl great deal of money and whom I had befriended In various ways and Is a Christian Prohlbltoul Rucker Is the man who sent ore to the penitentiary under the charge that the Blue Grass Blade was oh scene IIterntureIWould any reasonable human expect me to love a Christian PrahlI bltlonlst and hate a wholesale dealerI In beer Something about this makes me remember the place In Dog Fennel when I gave the whisky to the wOll1ul ed Arab Mohammedan as wo Wlnt from Jerusalem down to Jericho ROME CON- CRESS FUND It Is the desire that Dr J B WII son represent American Freethougl at the Worlds Congress of Freethinkers to be held In Rome Italy next September Dr Wilson Is president of the National Liberal Party and Is eminently qualified to participate InI he deliberations at the Congress On his return from Homo the Doctor will write a book embracing his expo ience and proceedings of the gress nnd it is needless to speak of the Doctors versatility and ability to write such a book The price of the book will be one lollar and as the expense will be ery heavy It Is hoped that all who are able will subscribe for as maul books as possibleAll received is deposited I- nIle Central Trust and Safe Dloposit Jompany of Cincinnati and will be cknowledged through the Blade Contributions and subscription with and without money will be received by the Secretary of the NnI loon Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Bank Bldg Cincinnati O Condition of Fund reviously acknowledged 660 Amount In bank 74 Dr E E Eads Los Angeles Cal Dr T C Brassal Cost Texas pd V Thomas New York City pd Oeo W Harp Wauchula Fla pd W Harp Wauchula rla eon Ion paid 1 L P Tebbe Morgar Ule Kans pd T L Beebe Drool In N Y Jas Geddes Sr kane Wash Ili B Verry East Ireenwlch 1L I copy paid WI1 bert Mnrguardson Scipio Utah 1 GOING TO EVANGELIZE THE- FLATHEAD INDIAN r P tJU3 Editor Blue Grass Blade My dear sir and much respecter juntryman Confidentially The fernal Catholics have a great graf- tberenll foreign born That Is the IHlests and setcalled Sisters of Char It Not one of the whole outfit was- born In the Jnltcd States but most Iy In Italy or the South of France Its old Father Sardlno or Father acarony or Father Vermlcllll etc They are now nnd have been tot lIIany years robbing and keeping is norance the Flathead tribe of lr dlans twenty miles West of here When have time would be glad- to write up their nefarious doings you furnish me with literature which can distribute among the dians showing them that an Infernal outfit are swindling and defrauding of course will understand thatI am before the public and cant fotd to take the stand In public that do here but the time may come when will do so have thought that probably we distribute the Blade to the lIIore Intelligent of these Indians leI them convince themselves have never failed among these dlnns to give these Infernal 1 ath- ers hell It Is an outrage for theseI- HOr Ignorant Indians to be robbed b those foreign priestsJesuits the eanest and most damnable brand the Catholic persuasion am anxious to give you details tn be published and show to these cllansthe Intelligent ones Please let me hear at once My partner knows you well and his father knew you better Very truly AnswjrOf course I think that the- Ulue Grass tilailo at one cent each In packages of five and over to one address Is the cheapest and best lit uratUle that those Indians need and hope that you will make some nr ngoment to furnish it to them on good big scale The Blade has subscribers among the Indians and letters that I publish from them In the Blade are Just goud and sensible as any I get If you ever read Behind the Bars 31498 you wlil see how I have reason to love Tucumsey the great In dlan warrior of war of 1812 in which Tecumaey saved my fathers have said In various writings that there are two nations to whom the people of the United States owe It as a duty to very much better their million They are the Indians who- mlour fathers robbed of this fine country and the Negroes whom they stole and brought hero to work the land- ror all of which we Christianized them and taught them to drink whisky Yes I will make an extraordinary el10rt to assist you to evangelize among the Indians do not remember your partner but I have pleasant memories of dead father whom highly regarded Repeat to him for me The mill has- gone to decay Ben Bolt He will savey mr if i jof CHEAP RATES SOUTHWEST Southeast Missouri Arkansas Louis lana and Texas Homeseekers Opportunities Heros your chance Very low one way and round trip rates Southwest this whiter about half the regular faro twice a month nearby dates art Dec 15th 1903 Jan and 19 and Feb and 16 1904 Good time visit Southeast Missouri Ark m Louisiana or Texas and pick out location Round trip tickets permit stopover on the going trip return limit 21 days Write and tell us your starting point and where you want to go We will toll you exactly what your ticket will post oneway or round trip we will that you are comfortably located on the right train Write for our illus trated descriptive literature lists of real estate agents and help you find a better home country along the Cotton Belt mapsI Wfrlte today to j O SCHAEFER T P A Cotton Belt Route Cincinnati O 1B W LA BEAUME G P T A r Cotton Belt Route St Louis Mo BOUT PLANTING HICKORY NUTS fXenia Ohio Nov 22 1903 Mrs Ky Josephine K Henry Versailles Dear MadamYou will please excuse hose few lines I am a reader of the flue Grass Blade and see you have a ilckory nut from Tomas Palnea rave and say you are going to plant and have hopes of having the pleas ire of seeing it grow to be a tree In opinion you will be disappoint Iedas when a hickory nut once dries L it will never sprout It refuses to be esurrected You say you want toItart on the 22nd of February that seed Is dried you need expect lothlng from It but If you It moist and plant without waitingr or a certain date you than can hove hopes If you plant it put but little r earth on it Dont put in below the freezing point Wish you would call the attention of this to the readers or the Blade Yours respectfully a L J GRAY- Round trip horneseekcrs and one way colonist rates in effect on first and third Tuesdays of each month over the Henderson Route ++ +++ 43H + 111 ++ + EXINGTON EASTERN RAILWAY Eastbound lILve Btyville Jnc511 pm 1029 pm Arr O K June 611 pm 1126 Arr Jackson 615 pm 1130 O K Branch No 33 No amILve Jackson 330 pm 1120 Lve O K Jnc335 pm 1126 Arr Helechawa 518 pm 1228 Arr Cannel City 545 pm lajo IBj Westbound 1Lve1LveSEVEN REASONS WHY i jMymond Merchant My established skill as a Watchmaker and Designer My artistic qualifications In select In i latest and finest goods 4 Mr fIfjdo6 Because buy and only obtain lest discounts and therektore need not add big profits to cover klosses Because lead In low and the dealer who leads do Ibig your favors Correspond with and obtain my prices and tract heism in the Crucible free PeriInanent now at No 110 N Kenslng ton avenue LaGrange Cook county fOTTO WETTSTEIN ItoIt traverses a territory rich undeveloped resources a Inlcontaining unlimited possibilities agriculture horticulture stock rais ing mining and manufacturing And t last but not least it is t The Scenic Route l For Tourists The Frisco System now otters theltraveling public excellent service fast time t Between St Louis and Kansas Kansas ttoryBetween Kansas City and points in Tennessee Alabama Georgia Florida and Mississippit Between Birmingham 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 c Passenger Traffic Deportment Commercial Saint Bulldh4E 1 f IPr I li z r rra r r r r r t rr rY 1 rtr a a BLUE GRASS BLMDJG III SHORT jfLETTER Duncan Ind TlrOf courso you exchanged with II L Greens Free thought Magazine of Chicago Well what I want to got at Is tho John Prltchard piece Josh Sassafras of j Tennessee Now It there Is any chanco to get tho whole mess and print It In the Blade I will want at least 25 copies I can do moro with this than most any or all writings that I even got hold of out of any of tho Fr thought papers Kidder Is too sarcastic Mooro Is rough Truth Seeker Is too high and the Torch Reason Is off Its hale This Is the way men talk who say they are lu- llsorOf course I know are liars But this Is not the point When Vi rPt a piece that they will read atidUilTplt ui iiuu say That inflow a hick they tell others and the oth urs will ask me for a paper and read tho piece I sold four cards and them In and would have sold tho firth one but I got hurtJ W JAMES 7 11103i Mr James E HughesJDear Slrl have sold the five yon sent to me recently and Intended sending money to you this morningI but alter reading the lost Blade I suppose should wait till we knowI whether or not It win suspend My J self and four other regular subscrlb ers hero also Intended to renew our subscriptions this morning So I havo ten subscribers hero that I canI send you when or if arrangements nro perfected to continue the publica jUon of the paper I should regret t very much If It should suspend T F CARR Carrollton Mol have been read Ing the Blue rGass Diane for several years I appreciate It very much and would like to see the price go from to per year so you could make n bettor living from It With respects to nil JOSEPH ISAACS j Nebraska IndI am delighted to see Hestons cartoons In the Blade Each one of them will plant a seed ot thought la the brain all look upon them Dont you think ItI would be a good Idea to print a lot atI them at each Issue of the charging so much per dozen or perI hundred I think the Blade profit by I mean print them sepI state from tho Blado They bo nice and handy to have for reoI vivals I feel sure that nearly subscriber would Invest In them eachI and every Issue Toll about It In Ul next Issue of the Blade IE An f N9d wti JtipPorttt PUloy i mer supporting t ie Blade Magazine I will makeup whole forms of batons pictures run thorn through the big prose cut them on tho machine and send you 1000 sorted or all off the same kind at your option for and put your adI vertlBtnant ou them K you wish it GiiebunsH Ills Enclosed 250 toI five I am sorry road thnlyarticle about stopping the Blade I think you had the blues In of stopping the Blade we needI such papersa hundred more you can live where many others would starve Cheer up and go on I have r read Dog Fennel In the Unholy Land like It I shall bo 80 years old 1next March and dont expect to IIvoI longer but want tho You aro the next inwork to go on gersoll to destroy superstition I have a typewritten book with more than a hundred poems and prose i pieces in It and would publish It butt there Is too much literature in the world now I will send you ono piece and want you to print It I have made my will and have written my funeral address I have remembered you and all the Liberal papers I am acquainted with In my wlllJOSEPH HAIGH Grand Island NebEnclosed ten cents for Virgin Mary and a couple of extra stamps for No 40 of Blade If you have a pebblo or any old thing from tho place where J C stole the jackass send It alongJ J TIER Texas Find enclosed 315 for which send Blade to the follow ing two addresses and one copy of Dog FennelE RENFRO Lone Rock Ore Find enclosed 250 for club of following five names Please send me a pebble from the OrlentD C ANDREWS Osowatomle Kan Ploaso find en closed for which send me the Blue Grass Blade for one year and oblige an old reader of the Blade from Tackstown Bourbon county Ky now Pleaso state In your thepaperBible says a man THOMAS FEEBACK AnswerYou will find It In 2 Kings 18 27 and in Isaiah 30 12 Frederick Mdlam sorry to hear that you and Hughes aro likely to stop publishing tho Blue Grass B ade- line of the best papers in the South If I could believe In a personal God or a personal Dovll I would aslc God to save the Blade but I know there i no such thing The Bible has como down to us through Asiatic and Egyp- tianJ l heathen nations I do not bo- Hove tho traditions enigmas riddles contradictory passages and willful lies of the Bible but I believe the scion tific truths of the Blue Grass Blade which is much better for people to read than the Bible that Is filled with obscene language I will ask all of our Blado readers to send their money to Hughes and C O Moore Which will help us more to be kind and good than a lying BIble over did I will send them to keep the Blade going to Its patrons AARON IS Walnut Ridge Ark Enclosed find for Dog Fennel for a Catholic fren who Is willing to sacrifice a dollar to find out what In ItMRS CHARLES BOWER Ashland OroPieano find code cd 225 for Wade for next year and toog Fennel M tho Orient twenty five cents being for postage on the book Put mo down for Dr Wilsons Rome book I know It will be great do enjoy his writings so much Hla letters to the Blade from the different cities ho visited In the month of October Ire Just great I think that as a descriptive writer ho Is as good as Samuel P Putnam was I onco thought Putnam had not an equal along that line I am Ilko Miss L M Gibson I want to know If there Is no way to recover GIrard College from the Christians I think that Is one of the first things that should be done for the cause It Is our duty to Join hands and make the fight for It Would it lake too much money as most of ut are poor and the ones Vv do n a cell nlvif Hiich things Uoi rl lit a gn to Rome Congress With best wishes fur the Blade tully Jam- yoursMHS A DE PHATT Ashland Ore Enclosed please find p to continue the Blade that never gets dull found two now subscrib ors at 50 cents each but could not make It five so for the present cannot maku up the club It Is en couraging indeed to witness the In crease of Freothought believe there are twenty Liberals now where there was one four years ago In Southern Oregon Please find stamps to cover mailing of Dog Fennel that never was pleasant to me until it came from the Orient Now if you will send me Klddera Virgin Mary The Crimes of Pachers and Hoiy Blblo In a Nutshell with tho bill will remit by return malt Kind wishes Id you and Bro Hughes and nil the stnlfWm RICHARDS Miller CityrhioIn the last per I see that Mr Hughes Is about to suspend the Blade the first of January 1904 on account of funds Well- r Moore I am sorry as I am In love with tho Blado and would not like to see It discontinued Dont you think it would be best to stop all Blades that are in arrears and then charge i a year for the paper I am willing to pay and thou If I wanted to send a few friends trial copies at 50 cents a year to renew subscribers It might ho all right will enclose you check to renew sumo old subscrib ers whoso time Is out tbls month and then you can sond me five cards and It the Blado goes ou will see that each card will be 50 cents and If you cannot keep the Blade going return all of the money but of It Bend me five curds for a club and if the Blado goon on I will remit for them I wl fro subscribe tor five Blftdtt Miigasit Send me a ston- znuJELF Cadott WlsI herewith send you 250 for five subscription cards I lont want tf see the Blade suspend I think that Charley Moore is a bis cult John and I cant think that tho lends of the Blade will let it sus end for the want of funds If I could afford It I would pay for 500 100 subscribers to the Blade That Is quite a lot but I would do it just the same If the Blade does suspend I will take the 250 In some if your booksFRANK ZIMMERMAN Munclo Inclrlte plan proposed by our Cincinnati friends for sustaining tbe Blade Is a good one and I hope all the subscribers will approve it ind pay for the paper at once a year In advance of the expiration of their present subscription This Is an easy and equitable method of tiding you over your present embarrassment ind every Freethinker worthy of the name ought to come promptly to your plot because each of us has a common Interest tho great battle which you are waging for humanity against our deadliest enemy I enclose 100 for which please extend my sub scrip lon one year beyond the expiration ot my present subscription and I also loose 100 for which please send ho Wade for one year to Mrs James H Bowles Dublin Ind and oblige oursalwaYIIT J BOWLES Tuscaloosa AlaMr J E Hughes Dear FrlenllI was very sorry to learn from the Blade that you were going to quit the Blade In January and hope that you will reconsider the matter and stay with It I ieve the Blade without your management will go under think that the subscribers should not let you quit and the only way to stop you will be to make It pay you to stays So will give my little mite and If every ono will do accordingly the Blade wii flourish like a green bay tree I have sold ono of tho potal cards you sent me and think can dispose of the others I try all the tlmo to dis pose of them Do not let Mr Moore Bend the check hack but keep It for feel that am helping Freethought I am sorry to say very meagorly I have boon benefited that much If not more Put mo down for two Blade Magazines and let me know as soon as the herewith Is needed I want Dr Wilsons books tho book of poems any anything olso that he writes have written you before that would take two of his Rome books and I will take one of each book that Mr C C Moore Is going to wrlteN T HARRIS Cooporstown N D Enclosed find that want you to use for tho Blade I sugest to every Infidel to donate whatever ho can to keep the Blade I suggest to every Infidel to do without Itot the ball rolling be fore It Is too late We are not so poor that wo have to lot the best pay per in the world die for tho want of a little money If we had a big devil behind us to scare us a little wo would soon rustle tho necessary money to keep the Blade a going and In U yid4 ++ 111 4+hF + M4TF13tId1t + 1+ +111 F + + rF3 F434 +34 + + 1 f it t PROPOSED METHOD OR SUSTAINING THE BLADE BY COMMITTEE ORGANIZE INJJINCINNATI DECEMBER 5 1903 Tho entire o tof putting it the Linotpyc wus For Linotype t v 3150 lExtra Meta etc1 450 Total 3600 The extra fixtures etc huvjfull beeirpaid and lf10 has been paid on the linoj ptt leaving 20 notes yet o and one of 00 with interest to be paid llhf lIlt with intfrent pnik about 79 to he paid monthly for the next x 1Owing aying but 10 cents for the paper and about 21iluinderlUMjiH thousand Urjjot pay at all the paper itself is barely Bu orjllfrfiir it to live the nJI the linotype must he met and once being nr the Jllnde will be nu sun nd firm foundation and will never again be jfeletHo ask assistance NrOW lit question is HOW IS THIS OBLIGATION comIBE MWIftTHE FOLLOVl flG PROPOSITION IS SUBMITTED Which is based upon np Jily business principle Let each subscriber who desires the Blade to live advar One dollar to be properly credited on the books of the Blade which will extend iis time orfe year longer than the regular expiration This you will perceive is only ilvnncing your subscription and there is no gift or charity in the act l BUT ITHIS IS NOT ENOUGH Unless every one would ac once n dollar which cannot be hoped for For this reason those who are anxious of tho Blade to live must assist the in getting just one mlditionn subscriber for tho Blade at 1 If undersignedI a subscriber now he can send i name at any latter period or he can undersigned committee to fin isha name who will send the paper to colleges public libraries etc But ho nut send this dollar with his own subscription AT ONCE to the office of the I fade Now you understand the proposition ONE DOLLAR TO BE ADVANt D FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION AND ONE HOLLAR FOR A NEW SITS BRIBER This is your part of it NOW j COMMITTEE PROPOSES To aid to the extent of ife ibility both morally and financially and by whatsoever publicationThe who are able to render material aid in excess to that which is proposed By thus working altogether with an uJjtiVe committee in charge the ebt can be lifted There is no time to be lost and If you intend to assist the committee do it now by sending TWO DOLLARS 01fmore if you can as oignattitl bone to the office of the Blade JAMES E HUGHES JLrtclngton Ky MORRIS SACHS Cincinnati Ohio T J WYSCARVER nna Ohio LEWIS KOLH Cincinnati Ohio ADOLPH KAPLUMjjginflnnail Ohl CHAS E BRAUN Cincinnati Ohio IM A KRONE o WAMSLEY Cincinnati Ohio 4P JJ WILSON ClnclrnnivOA M J CUNNING Cincinnati Ohio as JltC1U M Gipriiativphib KAUFMAN jLexington Kyn k AQNANlLI nv fm3 + 44 ++ I i +i +++ + 3h3 JIll 3 H 3 3IF3 F3 3333333313 to keep Mr Hughes In luxury and of also Mr Moore the greatest man of the present time living Mr Moore use the money to the best of your knowledge to help the Blade toll the people It Is money wo want and rl h- tofrR ANDERSON Spokane WashEnclosed Iud 225 money orderone dollar for the pay per another year and 125 for Dog Fennel and an Infidel badge five cents Also please send me a relic from old Jerusalem that I was taught so much about when was a boy In Sunday school Also put me down for one of Dr Wilsons books for the Rome Fund I would love to see Mrs Henry and Mrs Closz there too JAMES OED DESIRyan Ind now a ter which Is strictly nonpersonal and which concerns all true Liberals That Is the continuance of the Blue Grass Blade We need It and Mr Moore with his faults and we are all blessed with themIs the man for the place and the Blade fllis Its field Now for myself I will raise In Ryan and surrounding vicinity to be donated to the emergency fund of the I Blue Grass Blade Any vicinity can do as well or better Now you close fisted clams you ine out of pocket and show where you stand This Is no time for nicely worded letters of sympathy cash cash Is what we want Every reader of this paper can easily donate from 50 cents to and I hereby authorize the Blado to draw on me at any time they wish for and draft will be honored Now boys rally around the old battle scarred veteran who has devoted tho best part of his life to the cause bond In tho dollars you will not miss them and the grand total will cause his old heart to glow again with the warmth of youth and thus tho grand cause will roll on Drop your personal objection to the style of the Blade One man cannot please everybody Drop everything and come to the rescue and In after years when tho curtain of death drops before the stage of Moores life there will be no regrets WARREN WOLF A CHRISTIAN IMPLORES ME TO TURN CHRISTIAN Cleveland 0 Dec 9th 1903 Mr More Lexington Ky Dear SlrI take the liberty of writing you and asking you to just stop one minute and consider tho Person whom you denounce In such a terrible manner I do hope you will do this and that God will glvo you a glimpse of your awful mistake and show you the great wrong you aro doling yourself and possibly thousands Jf II peope who are reading your paperIand for whom you are going held responsible before God you will be without excuse For God so loved the world that lIe gave His only begotten Son that whosoever belleveth In Him shall not perish but have everlasting life The Spirit and the bride say come and let him that heareth come And let him that Is athirst come And whosoever will let him take the ter of life freely- sincerely ask you to read the 55th chapter of Isaiah and my prayer Is that you may be led to see your ter rlble mistake before It Is too late Yours truly E J MATCHETT IAnswerThat letter Is a beautiful and the grammar spelling are all ami1 rate and tho tone of the letter Is perfectly civilIhave denounced a gpod many person In a pretty caustic style but you unfortunately taU to say which particular one you allude to May bo If you knew all tho circum stances you would see that had a right to denounce him or her though have rarely If at all denounced a woman If God wll give mo any glimpse of my awful mistake will make the proper apology- It seems to have been a very se rious matter and I am sorry you did not give me the name of the party and the details You quote some very popular texts of scripture but they dont so far as can see allude to my having denounced anybody got the Bible and read the 55th chapter of Isaiah but It does not seem to allude to my having denounc ed anybody Write me the partlcu lars A CHRISTIAN Appeals to Infidels to Support the Blue Grass Blade Northvlew Mo Dec 8th 1903 Blue Grass Blade Esteemed Editor and Publisher Enclosed Is and you have 20 cents to my credit For the same please send me Dog Fennel You may put me down for a Rational View If you ever get out another edition of It am sorry that the Blado Is about to discontinue Surely the Infidels will come to Its support before It Is too late Undoubtedly the Infidels will not let the Blado go down which Is tho goal of ambition of Mr Moores life after he has sacrificed much to establish it and edit it to the pres J J IJ yi IlfITtr lent time and Mr Hughes has lost sc In Its publication trouble with you Infidels that you are not educated to pay like ye Christians are Mr Moore If you ever write Cane Ridge drop me a card and the Rrfce and the remittance will be forthcoming If Mr Hughes discontinues the Blue Grass Blade and you write for any other paper or magazine write me and wll subscribe for it Respectfully Yours J S CANTRELL BLIND WOOD SAWYER Will Give His Money and Appeals- to People to Sustain the Blade New Sharon laI cannot do without the paper and you must not let It go down It certainly has friends enough to support It Take any hon orable way you can to get the money How would It do to ask subscribers to pay for a years subscription In ad vance I am willing to send or anything can do to keep It going Yours for the truth E B STANTON P SMr Stanton Is nearly blind and makes his living by sawing wood Per DR M WOOD ATTENTION KENTUCKIANSI Special Train for Davenport Lincoln County Oklahoma Decem ber 15th The town while only six weeks old has shown possibilities of a great fu ture Its population has steadily grown from the opening day With the finest climate a splendid agricul tural country this will soon be among the leading towns of the great South west A greater variety of crops can not be produced any part of Amer ica It has the advantage of the greatest railroad facilities being at tho crossing of the Frisco and Santa Fe All 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ptLIOVS say yousaw this adver VluelnndN ehas cured to many advanced and difficult easel of a nature whIch were looked upon as Incurable that he is now considered far nd near as the most reliable and trust spedaltyb mtroaJrofoillru1ISUr number of sears held an enviable reputation In the medical line and has made a tpeclalty of a number of diseases hereby becoming familiar with thcTi tad enabling him C treat them sun essfully He Is wellknown as a pro lounced advocate In all lines of free thought and stands well In his profession wherever h a known THE BEST LltyE ro eQoInJianaoliarLouidiiekallJay ONLY LINE TO THE FAMOUS ALTh4IJIJ2 aarr ffl DUJ r 0roiA j tt WlSBLA1Erp rtJ6xA KENTUCKIAN DEFENDS INFIDELITY FROM THE CHARGE OF RESPONSIBILI IiTY FOR THE LIQUOR Yf TRAFFIC The Medical Talk for December brings out a vory misleading article entitled The American Saloon He puts It hs follows These breeding places of syphilis and anarchy of Infidelity and dishon esty moaning the saloons where faith In man and woman Is assassi nated and human confidence destroyed etc- The writer of the above Is a religious zealot or Is trying to mislead the readers or ho must be grossly Ignorant of the principles taught by Infidelity In the first place I will can his attention to the Blue Grass made edited by Charles Moore Lexing ton Ky In the first column of that paper he will find a standing warning against The damned stuff called ale cohol and It is signed Robert In and Ingersoll are two of the greatest Infidels that ever lived This standt1g warning against liquor shoulff be enough to hush any half witted fanatic from throwing mud In the second place I will show the writer of that Infamous article that If his statements were true the fidels would be cleared of such accu sation by the fact that 999 saloon keepers out of every thousand are does not attempt to fight liquor but under the guise of the sa loon tries to mislead the ignorant Why dont he tell us that the sentiment for using strong drink angina In the Bible a book held sacred y all Christians and that it was first promulgated by Christian nations long before any Infidel came to public no i ticeWhy does he say it breeds Infidel ity Has It really come so far as that a Christian institution breeds infidel Ity Why not speak pleainly and say like begets like The writer Is telling a falsehood pure and simple Any one who free quents the saloon Is not necessarily an Infidel Jew or Christian For all that he may be a good or a bad man He may sit in Congress preacn the gospel o wear the tiara of Rome If we want to remove the evil we must first remove the cause but so long as superstition is in the majority we will have a majority of drunkenness and crime There are but few papers and mag azines that have not at some time let loose on the saloon Christian temperance preachers go to every town pocket all the money they can get and the saloon goes on as before Such is the general trend of Christian temperance Every ttllithbpstsid as ognizes the evil influences resulting from the excessive use of strong drink but where Is the remedy Has the writer of The American Saloon ever proposed one or does he know one now All the libraries In America could not contain all that has been said and written against liquor and yet we are not one step farther than we were a hundred years ago More still houses are built every day and of course it takes more saloons to sell the liquorI it costs more money to fight it than it does to manufacture it What is to be done Local op tion No it wont work State law No tried ant did no good No Christian nationnot even Car rte Nationwas ever able to conquer the saloon If I were born to destroy the saloon I Would not first try to lay the blame on the innocent to hide the real cause I would grind my ax sharp and strike squarely at the root It does not require a great deal of sa gacity to detect the germ of our na tlona curse The Bibleyes the Bi bleIs the germ root trunk and all the hot bed of of strong drink It is from the Bible that the Jews and afterward the Christians got their first lesson in strong drink Drink and be drunken until thou spew it out Drink that thou may est forget thy misery I will not repeat all the nasty In temperance lessons of the Old Testa ment Suffice It to say that strong wine to the Lord was one of the many church taxes Imposed upon the owntrodden Jews The New Testament starts In on dine with the first miracle at the ly wedding at Cana of Galilee and tiplles that the people were drunk already when Christ made five more gall U think the commentators say fif f teen gallonsEditor Moore Had Christ been an abstainer he surely would not have made it The sacrament Is based on wine Christ must have been a follower of Bac chus when he said This Is my blood and hence his nickname Win bibber Then comes the parable of the vineyard If that had happened in Kentucky Christ would probably have said A farmer planted a corn fleiu and fenced It around with barb ed wire and when the corn was ripe he sold it to the lord of the still house Timothy was advised by Paul to ab stain from water i How can any sane person say saloon breeds Infidelity when the greatest of the apostles advises to drink liquor and the foremost Infidels denounce It In the strongest terms and show that the doctrine for li quor drinking Is clearly traced to the Bible the book of salvation The writer then goes on about the reli glous home and religious conduct He says It is a great mistake it Is attempting an Impossibility Such homes can only breed fanatics at that In the second statement the writer voices the opinion of Infidels toFa hi1x dot It seems that he Is trying to play a double gameto carry water on both shoulders He calls the saloon tho breeding place of Infidelity and a very religious home the breeding place of unhealthy fanatics He is rylng to kill two flies with one blow Have a care how you tread will spill the water The writer then says There Is reason In the world why this traffic should not bo decent A saloon maybe made as respectable a place any other place where men and men congregate Here the writer begins to smooth his feathers by referring to tho Euro poan saloon do not know how much reliance can be placed In his experience In the old country saloon If he does not know more about that- than he does about Infidelity it would not amount to a pin As have had occasion to observe the saloon In three continents I can speak from experience- It is a fact that the greater part of the saloons In France Germany Switzerland North Italy and Africa are as a rule decent places more decent than some churches The slums of the large cities are fewer than in this country France has her cargotte Germany her knelpe Italy the albergo and Helve tin her chnelp The writer of The American loon has failed to give any reason why we should not have as decent saloons In this country The reason one would judge is in Itself very European saloon runs its bus- Iness all by Itself while the Ameri can saloon has a rich and powerful partner and his name is Uncle maker of the stuff buys all the material pays his hands furnishes the machinery and keeps the build- Ing in repair and then gets about 35 cents a gallon while his partner gets at least one dollar and all the work he does is to take the money Sever that partnership and the present style of saloon becomes an Impossibility Take away the large per centage of the rich partner and the saloon as now existing will fall to pieces The partner of the saVon com posed of a force of people called Christian gentlemen while the retailer who handles the goods of his own Uncle is damned to hell by the same gentlemen who compose the partnership and let me tell you as long as the rich Uncle has his grip on the still all the preaching and writing will be In vain As soon as the tax is removed thousands of little stills will spring Into existence and thousands will want to sell out again before two years are over Whisky will become too cheap to adulterate and then If people think they must have it they will at least have a pure article less injurious to saloon as now conducted could not make enough to butter its bread It would gradually drift to the Eure 4iEnnniari BItSSS seifeteg more nor less than an ordinary taurant where liquors are served at meals and which would be better for the health than to pour down alcohol from mere habit Whisky would soon disappear as a table beverage as In the old countries where nobody drinks any kind distilled liquor with meals Yes sever the relationship tween Uncle Sam and the saloon and the voters will no longer be the slaves of the still house barons The saloon would In a short time become a decent open placea regular wlrth shaft or auberage- If the writer of The American loon who styles it the breeding place of Infidelity has traveled to some extent in Europe as his article Indicates he will also have found that where the Christians are most roll gious strong drink is predominant I will give just one Instance of that debauchery of strong drink About thirty years ago I traveler from Nlmes to Bayone the latter Ing a city about 15 miles from the Spanish frontier It is the city where a famous Christian Invented the onet an instrument to kill other Christians with Before we reached our deslny we had to stop near a town a few miles from Bayone on account of a washout in the railroad Most of the passengers staid In the cars while those who lived near by walked home I walked to the nearest town and boarded an omnibus The first thing I noticed on entering was a niche In one corner of the bus with an Image of too Holy Mother fore it kneeled a woman of about forty years with a child in her arms raying Opposite where I sat was a man wiia head uncovered praying aloud the Ave Maria After he got through praying I asked him a few questions about the hotel but soon noticed that he was under the influ ence of liquor and wjmila he still held the rosary in his hand he produced a bottle ofla guotte and offered me a perfect stranger a drink which Ire fused Imagine my surprise That man got so mad that he would not speak another word to me 0 narrlvlng at the hotel was shown Into a kind of a parlor In one corner of the room stood a solid oakwood table On It stood two litres of wine a deck of cards chalk slate and rabbit foot serving as an eraser Around ble knelt about six men praying the I was called to supper the waitress a good looking brunette probably of Spanish descent brought me fried potatoes lettuce a quart jug of mustard and a plate of turnip soup as clear as Lake Michigan and a litre of red wine l toiu the girl that I did not want so much wine Tnats all right she said you drink as much as you please and leave the rest In the litre Then she went away sat there waiting for about ten minutes when the landlady asked me If was waiting for something I told her I was waiting for the meat which the waitress had probably forgotten She stepped away from me as if had greatly Insulted her and ex claimed Mon Dleu ne si ivcjz vous pas quo cesb vendredl My God dont you know Its Friday Editor MooreI her that I had bee n on the road and had forgotten It but she didnt trust me much after hat Imagine such Catholic stu aldlty to have so much concern abo ut eating meat on Friday and yet se a whole litre of wine before a gu 3st that would be enough to make anybody drunk After a while I was shoe n to my room with three beds In It I was the first to occupy the roon for the night About two hours 3r four more began to drop In and dvry man was drunk One of them wa drunk enough to sleep In a police station and every one of these drunl en sots knelt before his bed to pray They made enough noise to awaken a dead horse I listened to all the i fly talk of their half Spanish langua for at least an hour when I told the m In a very kind way that I was tied and wished to rest But 0 myl lone of the fellows grabbed me antllflJled me clear out of my bed and made complaint to the landl ml but he only laughed and told i they were strangers and did not kn lw how to behave among good peopli Such Is the degrading oute of the Roman churcha church tt is constantly retrograding Into rbar Ism a church that whore has full sway raises beastly iln mrds and debased women sl s a church that hates a Freethlnki I per son far more than a reptl and throws dirt at all who have ma 0od enough to express their honest ioln writer of Medlcil Tall jn his false accusation of Infllelty irfes to brush himself clean by so ing We shall try to discuss this ijcct conscientiously and reach no t iciu slons that have not been well gr im ed by investigation If the write liud written that little chapter flrst and had investigated tills subject con scientiously he would not havo written it at all I have yl to see the Christian that will speak the truth about It is surprising how lnnljlty just ands unreasonable tians tali and write about takOimlssIf Infidelity must have sweetir hrsels Indeed that it so sects EMIL FREDERICK A KENTUCKY MINER Talks Good Sense and Makes His Money Talk Too Grays Ky Dec ty03 Editor Blue Grass Blade- Dear SirIread in the lastdssue suspending Surely the Liberals who are Its patrons will never allow such a thing to happen I would suggest that you take from each subscriber as much as he or she may think it Is worth but noth- Ing less than a year for single Ies No Freethought paper to my knowledge has ever been selfsustain ing for any length of time Yourself as editor and Bro Hughes as publish er ought to have living wages for your work and there is in my mind no charity In your receiving for a single subscription for one year if the person who pays it does so Ingly So long as I can afford it I will pledge myself to pay a year and I will enclose with this to a fund to replace the losses you have already suffered Being a miner am more used to handling a pick than a pen and I a little scared of your criticism of my writing spelling and grammar or I should like to write a short ticle on the duties of Freethinkers to their journals and magazines- I am satltsfled that had I been a church member it would have cost me at least 5 per year to support my churchFreethought should have that amount at least I trust that some plan will be adopt ed to place the paper on a paying basis otherwise you will do wisely to let It go But shall feel the keenest sorrow and mortification to think that the Liberals of America during an era of prosperity let one of the best champions of their views starve to death when the tenth part of the money wasted over cigars antI whls ky by many of these same Liberals might have saved It I have no wish to have this pub shed for reason given above but If you think my suggestion worthy of consideration let It be known In your anguage I never had a chance to study grammar Trusting your paper will liVe very many years remain a sincere friend and well wisherIW T ROBINSON AnswerThat Is written In a very fine hand and there Is not a single mistake of any kind In It If the ar ticle you speak of writing for the Blade Is even half as good as this letter shall take great pleasure in printing It If all or even onetenth of the Infidels of this country would use their brains and their hearts and their money as you have done wo could wipe Christianity off the map of United States In one single year If all the people who regularly read the Blue Grass Blade would do as you are doing and say you are going to do we could and would destroy the power of the Christian religion In the whole United States in five years With all of Its struggles the Blue Grass Blade has done more to elevate and make the human family happy than any periodical ever printed in America When In need of job printing of any that the Blade andlcap J h aHOMESEEKERSEXCURSION Via QUEEN ANn 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 19 1904 inclusive good returning 21 days from date of sale Ask Ticket Agent for particulars or address E Clarke T P A Lexington Ky DRAW ON ME FOR 2000 Sycamore Kas Dec 1903 Brothers Charles C Moore and James- E Hughes Lexington I have just gotten my Blade of De cember Cth and I am grieved to learn that unless better supported finan dally you will be compelled to suspend publication of the Blade on Jan nary 1st 1904 The announcement Is so unexpected that hardly know what had better be done under the circumstances But there Is one thing certain the friends of free speech free press and good government cannot afford to let such a thing happen Is It possible that the 4000 sub scribers of the good old Blade will stand Idly by and see the best paper In the United States go down I say No No a thousand times No We must put our shoulders to the wheel and keep the Blade alive not only alive but In a prosperous happy condition I am willing to do my part as far as I am able to make the Blade a success and If possible to retain Bro Hughes as its publisher I hardly know wha plan to suggest ureueueVa best tnmg up is to fix the price of the Blade at per year which would make quite a ference in your Income on the paper at least 1500 a year The Blade Is worth to any manor woman that cares a snap about ireethought Individual liberty or a republican form of government An Infidel that would object to pay ing for the Blade if he is able Is not worth a dam and ought to be xrlest ridden and be compelled to support the hypocritical rotten Chris tan churches- I am 58 years old today I have been an Infidel for 35 years and the longer live the more am convinc ed that I am right and all the hosts of Christian wrong I have unfurled my banner to the breeze for life re gardless of what they may do am willing to help keep tho made alive and prosperous There centaln ly Is enough of vitality and manhood among the 4000 patrons of the made to see to It that It docs not go down and if necessary you may now draw on me for 2000 If there are 100 that will do as much or even 50 that Blade can live a while longer Wltn my best wishes for you and Bro Hughes I remain yours truly J F MAYO- P SI dont Intend the above amount as a gift to you but to the whole human race for good or that good many come to all J F M TO HELP THE BLADE ALONG Pontiac III Dec 1903 Charles C Moore and Mr Hughes You talk as if you were hard up for funds to keep the Blade afloat There are only a few Liberals who do their share There are plenty of Freethinkers If they would send for the paper at 50 cents a year and pay for My opinion about your magazine Is that you had better drop ItIYou sent me five cards ago will pay you for them If cannot sell thorn can give them away to some one enclose you by post office order250 for pos tal subscription cards and for gin Mary pamphlets and lfiO to go to the Poor Fun I like virgin mothers will give to hug and kiss one any time but you will furnish none so goodbye JOHN S HOLMON Comment That s the way the Blades friends ought to do in all cases where they can do so without unreasonable sacrifice- I suppose will have to give up the Blade Magazine though I had my heart set on LThe people do not seem to be anxious for It The Poor Fund Is a fund by which any person who will send twen tyfive cents can get tho Blade for a year as long as there Is any money In that fund by simply saying that they are poor and want to take ad tago of that fund One Blade will thus sent for each 25 cents given to that fund that this 150 will send six Blades to such persons Satisfaction guaranteed t at Winter Tourists Tickets Now on Sale via 4 I ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROADSU1kl TO IiNEW ORLEANS LA AND OTHER SOUTHERN POINTS ALSO 10 HOT SPRINGS ARK i THROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEP ERS TO QMIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST 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and youll be pleased They are THE Stl STHE CHA IPI SHOOT fce Blades JobiPrinting Plantj 11inPamphlets Newspapers Folders EtcIA trial order will guarantee Nothing too large or too small for most careful attention Estimates cheerfully furnished on printing of theIdescription Your patronage is respectfully solicited ADDRESS ALL CORRESPONDENCE TOif JAS E HUGHES II Lexington rom Pink Iconoclast READ IT horn In old Kalntuck lives a man by tho name of Chas C Moore His post once address Is Lexington Moore publishes a paper known tho world over as tho Blue Grass Blanc Its a hot sheet and many times It has scorched the mall from Its heat Epesclally when MooroII gets after the sty pilots Ho That1however work that old gag pronounce you man and wife for so much per pro nominee Then he would put on a sanctimonious look and fling this at the newly wed pair N God hath Joined together let no man put asunder Ho worked this graft when Ills brain was beaddled and his religious ardor was moulded In tho mould made hyoId Alexander Campbell But ore day Moore became honest ho was born again And ho throwaway his narrow contracted ideas with his hypocrisy and stepped out Into honest sunshine Since that time he has lived an honest upright life end has worked over since to make others honest and upright After ho renounced and denounced nil myths and mythical beings ho was arrested by a lot of myth worshippers and rallroaied to prison because of their ts4 I t i Kentucky I 1I spite While Moore was for doubting theIllllPrlsoned he could not see ordwrote a book Bohlng the all fnir minded people should got It and read it It thumps religionists hard Tire truths there contained haunt the myth followers Its like a cancer to them Read it CommentI would Indeed bo an Ingrato If did not appreciate this and other kind things that Pink Iconoclast perfectionhashailhere going to say is not merely a case of editorial reciprocity but a l last Is for Its cost 50 cents a year tho best paper in the world except Blue Grass Blade of course It Is Infidel In religion and Socialistic in politics Its editor Is Dr E K Sonnanstlnb Dutch as Kraut but he has a head on him as long as his name His paper Is really pink It Is pret ty and unique and Is a good schema for advertising lint It Is true that tho color Is a little hard on tho eyes Pink Iconoclast absolutely clean and Is filled with good sense good morals and good wit Pink Iconoclast Is a five column quarto weekly cents a year and Its last issue Is No Cl lacking ono week of a year that It has been edited t rQ