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Hi rt O i I L B14EJES EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN rrykei Arcn GOOD MORALS I5MEiINUMBER45 vYANUEqR fltLEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY JANUARY 3 E M 304 stnn evcQ TEAMS OF THE LADtE 1 for year 210OsaIn clubs of five or more i0 cents each a year Terms JLOO per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five copies one year 250 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Gittaa Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old M well M the now aMreM When you send your sutmcriptloa say whether you are anew or old auk k rfcrlbor The address slip on tei paps will t show expiration ot sUbBcrltieR ud i 4tyaerve as a receipt as thevdate duuages ulb8crlltetr Subscript to thirpfWlecttes nut dlsconwwbed at ordered by the subscriber The courts invariably hold a Subscriber responsible to tho publisher for the j subscription price of all Papers eIved until the paper Is paid for In full up to date mid ordered dtocoa f tlnued Office of publication 161 East Ta lrd street near Walnut Entered at the Post Offipe at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class wall MattereAddress all communications to ILUE GRASS BLADE P O 1OX 393 Lexington KentuckyT Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLE ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes thorn who make It those who sell It and those who drink It lifromof the distillery until It empties tto the hell of crime death and dlNrnor It demoralizes everybody that tuches It de not believe that anyjody can contemplate the subject be coming prejudiced agalnjyThls liquid crime 1 All you have to do Itahlnk ef t deaths of the sulcldwfttf the ity of the poverty of MB Ignorance of the distress of the IllUe children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wjyeer asking for bread of the maft of genius It hat wrecked of th million who hays struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by tWa devilish thing And when xia think ef the Jails of the the prisons and of the scaffoldupon either hank do not wonder that every thoughtful m an Is prejuducd against the damned st called a hbj fROBERTO INQER8OLL Keep Church and State fora- yteparatblOrrit er In no sense whatsoever Is this ernment founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church a State should be absolute Qarfleld COLLEGE of MDICIN ft SUR8ERY Chicifi Furyssrs Graded C ura Labratrls fsiIytiulpprl Abtiadanf CIk ial Mateo VEER MODERATE raM term e teflsl September Writs te ay fer CatevlAf t Ft1 MESSIER W3f atft4 ilA7 Alttaml ChUIte Mir JfI W t nTiT Editor of the Truth Seeker Bradford England Indicted ble British Government for a Blasphemous Picture t It Is the Same Picture for the Pub ilahing of Which W Foojf the likimprisonedYears Ago tr EngnndIsTruth Seeker I have exchanst with him for years His pa erJ u perfectly legiti mate and thoroughly deceit and fair paper In England which Is rf semlclvlllz od country the Protestant sect or Christian religion and thelaw9 oUh government are combined hW the people of that country are continually engaged In aggressive war for the murder and robbery ol ieople of other countries whether Christian or Infl delThe greatest man In England Her EnglandWestminster AbboT because he war an Infidel For the saae reason they refused to bury Byrost there Ishgovlemment prlEtoIonme picture that Edt or Gott has jThe put Editor Foote at the job of picking oakum that is preparing n klitl tarred he boptsThere in the picture In both cases It fs pun appearlshtagance of clod ft I have seen vnrloiw plc btlibd ItrihofIiAlle ever seen that or En gravel by ChrlBUa3evitees represent host as a manif abSiit five feet weighlngtutlyIlL irewaste a hat or tyroan or shoes Some times ho has on sandals The picture ot him at Bethlehem winch I think it is probably claimed woo painted by an angel represents him as barefooted Ills feet being quite fat and clean And free from any corns or bunions Ills dress is like the dress of people of that u lincuthis shoulders and tied around his waist There are among tho races ot the arth men who aro red yellow back and white There are more yellow men than any others and next to the ellow are black or very dark people here are fewer red men than thero The Bible teaches that God is red It Buyft that Adam was made In tho image of tied and the Hebrew coDor which Adam was made In spite of this bible teaching suppose It would be puntahaqt bias phemy In England If any man should representtnelmgro and especially If he was dressed ansHari tomahawk or like a China man with ills pig lath or like Negro whether tho typical Negro Africa or of the Southern United States The men who first painted tho pict ores of God that are accepted now were Greek and Roman artists and they painted God dressed In the togas that were fashionable ID their coun tries when those pictures were first painted Hari the fashions In the dress of the white races has great ly changed since thnn It is only law ful in I nglandfcHH to paint plctur of God in the dress that was tashlo- blea among the painters at tho day When thoso pictures of God first Introduced and any man In Fs land who would paint and his ideal of Coo dressed as Edward ViiI or President Roosevelt dresses at this day would be Imprisoned for editouflrs Footo and oOtt been punished fpr their picture of God All the of God that have over seen except the one at Bethlehem represent him as being bald on too top of his head and wearing a ong full heard Whether they moan to Indicate th ofder Ir on the top of his head ant lost It nobody knows reEJesus as parting his hair In the ml die This is true In spite of all that bas been said in ridicule of long- haired men and shorthaired women A man who parted his hair In t middle when I was a young man w satIalthat was subsequently called a dud but now the fashion has changed that the way Jesus pictures represent him as parting his hair la again the fashion pubUSh11 pnrtcdchop whiskers like the most distin guished Englishmen have worn or with bin face shaven clean as has now all1ngllshputilshsuchmoan caricature withtholrsuppose1Jn Ilcttiree a woman Thp picture for tlJ of dolthavegovernment represents the Devil and CharlesDarwinwhat between the two tryta to per fightDarwin left arm a Originacatured by his exceedingly largo head ottheofhAUPet othl9and Got1 are represented in tho atti tude of pugilists 10ng1nftandtop of his head He appears olui anti drinkIngsanctioned by varloti texts In the Bible representing God as a drinking man Below this picture is printed the following GREAT PRIZE FIGHT FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD Between Hovah the Celestial Crusher and L Zebub the Pet of Pandemoniumt The proceedings In convection wltb this longprotracted nc ed a great while ago by Mr B L Zebub being kicked out of Mr partisanshas been a furious feud between the rivals ever since G Hovah Is represented as a powerful fellow though Zhubr thfirstEden Gardens G Hovah came off sec firslblowcock of the walk A wager in regard OHovahZebukeswhichZebub continuing to give G H o pastingthe hGderness and his breadbasket was In thepandemoniumscene L Zebub soon got him mac1ehim finallyIwas to show Zebub his hinder quarters and soon after getting Into trouble had to call Sincetbensparring on both sides and much talk rilAnnagedllon artaitoofworld between them Hovah In particular Is aldlo be all bounce never coming up to the scratch when Iboasting in y buttholrpearance It our boiler that when once n man who knows something science stops forward both G Hovah ind B L Zehnh will quickly skedad rile esFIFTYONE DOG FENNELS Wachd Christmas Presents Mr C R Woodward of Lockport ofDogmas gifts for his intends wholesalehardwareWoodward once went to Pales coplofatattrl gave them to his friends oDogorhistitata e os Infideld very tow in stances In which any man who Is not manycopies SUICIDEasCentervllle Iowa Dec 21L W atsoch byIthehend litI MOTOR bABNEY MY NEPHL1N LAW AND THEI PREtSJDEjNICY OP THE UNI VERSITY OF CINCINNATI It aeams me that Dr Dabney who mantle my sisters daughter otClnclnnatlj eventuateIfwe InfldcslsiSniay bring some good for everyIntendanllJI o cnslon to meet him and say so doingfa triDrshould bo except an Infidel and while toohigha ChrlsUallblgotOn of religion while he snperstltlopart Hari Infidels may feel assured that they will never hear from him anythhigffihat would be offensive to scitheedge shall take more than ordinary myClnclnnntitriendsr was a professor of Pres ItoStpnewalJiJckHon behungwould rather have been one for Jack orgnnJzatlon PresbyterIanism entJrecomparjrtivoly a young man lint Hie Presbyterian renunciation o thatlla Infirewedge ioS breaking of the ice that sbowe h even a Presbyterian wa not aeut ofklvlllzatlon one ado any situate n t Dr Dabney m at felt d policy He knownno more abut it the the ordlnarjWInlversIty preMdem a therefore c Id not entertain me o that anulec and I thought It was rase where it was best let him stlpbaq trembling yould not be torso the an ordinary ague chill yetGe said no Uncle Charley I a Ills t ne and countenance no committing him further than th words did He Is an modest anparethrosponsiUegreat gooy to our causeoREV DR LORIMER Tells the Secret of the Decline of atReligion trNew Y rk Dec 23ln a on Tile Neglect of Religious flan Re Dr George C Lorimer of tho Madlf on Avenue Baptist Church has decla ed that if every church In Now Yorl were held accountable for its duty to children the consequences would be fearful to within a recent period great atefforts hive been made to secure re ligious ei tucatlon for our children he said but this has declined In hea last few ears Perhaps this disposi don may in a measure be account ble for o ir decline In religion The people havelost particular interest in tho o the church of Jesus Christ is to meet the emergencies of the day he must educate You nay have the most beautiful cnvlronm rits and stii be as foul at the base is you can possibly be In the slums The hole religious problem Is simply tl tat the community has no taste for reMglous culture I hold that If Protestant churches were as nterested In the education of too chili ren as the Roman Cacho church 1thorn would bo no rolfgl0 problem in our country The eve is the opening of a ser mon by flr orimer the most pro mi nent Bal fist preacher In America In fidelity iff making rapid strides in all churches In the United States except the CaTOolIc and the Campbellte toad of the Baptist Theological Seiiiinary at Louisville uttered sentiments and some of the Baptist tried to down him but a contest vo Whltsetts position came up llcctlon of a president for the Baiflstv College at Georgetown Ky an tilt sympathizer with W21l- tselt w ele ted Lori BOIds the ky unto ot 01 ChrIst prop lgandlam The time has c whenno Intelligent adult can b vertod t any religion its ongres roan Senator Col loge lent rJpromlnent elUtor short WacoVented to Christ ish Associatedof strange news Christiansisyears of any discretion and teach that religion Is truer and never ch them any bettor and unless are more than ordinarily bright ChrisUanspie are not how teaching their chil dren not lahonestchilds Immaturity and hence thodecline in religion of which Lorimer speaks DOG FENNEL As Viewed by Secular Thought ToI ronto CanadaI puodadnlbqJamesJs a handsomely printed and bound volume of 340 pages and contains an account by Mr Charles C Moore od Itor of the Blue Grass Blade of his p eluNeatMoorer peculiar literary style will need no advice from us to at once send a dollar to art Hughes for a copy and wo feel certain that every one who purchases It will consider the money well Invested The reader andITthodoxence or artEjTh haveitor a good man and true byCharlesKy James E Huges Publisher price 100 This is the record of the traves of the veteran Kentucky Freethinker Charley Moore of the Blue Grass Blade notoriety In Orientlal coun tries It is filled with his character istic humor with the usual sharp at orthodoxy the exposure of th shams of Holy Land humbugs and is altogether the most readable emu s ng and stimulating book of the afson Long life to brave oM Kentucky Charley May he live till the hypo crltes and bigots are all dead anl to dellghtfubooksOccult renee Kans PRO COh HE BIBLE The Chicago Chronicle prints an arx Coe jn foUowlagA Chrisuscientific presentation ot religious truth has been In a large measure hlns was a matn religionmsay g herea now years society win have undergone the trans formation The revival will not bo primarily an emotional one Emotion morotheu otIe religious life The churches revitalized men will be kinder to ne another and the whole tone of society will be elevated baBibledust and the first woman made otIa bone taken out of Adam s side Darwins theory of evolution taught hat man was a dcveopment from a lower order of animals and Dnrwf 1gtrans as an Infidel theory that taught that man was descended from a mon key Now Larwlns theory that man Is a development from a monkey Is the accepted theory of leading Christian- and In a few more years Chrlatla will be saying that the Bible always did say that man was descended from monkey From The Demonstrator IfLazine and his wife recalls the simi tar fate of Samuel P Putman and May Collins some years ago both cases there was talk of autcl although the circumstances pointed rather to accidental death Mr Greens unjust attack on Mr Putnam at the time created considerable con troversy It Is said that he la u expressed deep regret for Mr Green belonged to the old school of pure and simple Freethinkers and did good service In combating ell tmfusvery narrow p along other lines It Is to be hoped that his death will not mean thd sus pension of the Freethought Magazine PREACHERS DAUGHTER Charged Wlth the Murder of Twin Brother Of too woman Barbour clean with the murder of her twin brut In Indiana the Associated Press says Mrs Carrie Barbour Is the gb ter of the late Rev P S Beamy of the United Brethren Church and merly lived at Kokomo Hemfa was weUkttownthronghouLOhO and ndlana1nahesLnltea Brethren Church r I LIONGlT t IN A BAD WAY AND DOWIE 18 ABOUT TO LEAVE Many rFear the Slick Schemer Will Not Return Babbles About Run nlng ion Presidency and Oth er Dowie Iridlocltms Wiukegnn Ill Dec JohnAI IImonpreparatory to his trip around they andYOladstane Dowse In Melbourne Acts tralla Their itinerary after a general visit In Australia which Is Dowlefs old lbdeover InfluentialDoVJbwJJlpreachlhevernacular muchconcernedZion City The majority of them areshortallbusymuch work In contemplation Dowlo returAliewititho South to establish a branch of beemployedFear He WIIJ Stay There Is much apprehension lenderiThoher 7000000 while strenuously de downavta s the prophet will sever rotorshe chose to remain abroad bis fol lowers would baye no recoltrseaedeeded all this prope y to him and he Is required to maktno ac y tiwhatsalted In UIP apQnlnt 1 tLeqlv lnrri and t ith WJ1fteYGU s1iIboldcvJespecial reason for his trip aUlVaQex copt that he needs rest and desires toearry ills message of peace to the QUlercQultrlesSlilloh Tabernaclesyns crowded to tits sorrowing Dowleltes ny of whom fc i that theywIer lender for the last time uponth Ilrl In his final address Dowie discussed driftedIntoAs a prelude to his political re marks Dowie gave an Impersonation of a drunken electioneerer Ho stagj billhandsWhooplee whooplce so more votes for IIarrlaonwhooplee wUsobad vltItTheres nobody that can scaro me and furthermore Id thank any thensattle daughter and would knoW that Untilthattvatd Dowie My missIon Is for Odd nd It Is a hard one but Uio1g keopgtisuntJstas themre any persons In Zion Cltywho partiwishVass and wear them sa that we can tety what they are r JntwhereStatesdeman we want and wlthhut Zlonsln dorsemcnt no man can reach thetPresidential seat j rVanity of a Peacock Dowie intimates that If everything t mighthlmsomarching an army to the South to en able the negro to vote Some dispute that am Elijah greataflea to finances could rival Rocke poUtlclanIand If I had followed my njllltary Bf Oeneralqualities should be posing as Vprophet when I could do so much bet ter In other lines than other men My andheror men on to stop mo SHORT BUT SWEET f 111y03tEnclosed please tlpl1 checkttbrlto help publish jh i 4 tlUf34iQYE9 aT T rr i L i1141i 1J1J tft i r i pt1 J7P J BLUE GRASS BLADE en u NOTES AND COMMENT By Joscpntne K Henry The article in the Bade of Dec written by Emil Frederick defending infidelity from the charge of respons blllty for the liquor traffic as charge in Medical Talk In an article o a + xho Ainorlcan Saloon is lone lit Uta vary bet and strongest I have eve read on the subject and I wish could be placed In the hands of the clergy and read beofre all tho Y M 0 As In our country Though w have the spectacle of hundreds of thousands of Christians making fog and drinking intoxicants and staggering through life to prison the gallows or to drunkards graves and though the socalled children of God commit every crime in the calenda they exhibit their sweet Christla Spirit by falsely and maliciously ligning Infidels- Believers in the Bible are built that way and it Is little wonder since their Holy Book treats exhaustive of wars of extermination persecution cruelty to women and children human sacrifice polygamy slavery witchcraft obscenity and drunker In Its most disgusting forms In view of all this it is no wonder that the majestic moral statue of Infidelity is assailed with malicious false hood Infidelity can stand it if the Chris tains can Go into the saloons dens of vice courts and prisons and one hundrei Christians can be found to one Infidel and the world could hardly contain the record of crimes they have com milted after taking a little wine for their stomachs sake Truth will In due time strike bad With terrible vengeance and from the lime light that is being thrown on the lives of average Christians she Is getting in some telling blows right liquor problem is the most vi tat one of the hour and Mr Frederick hat made such a masterly defence o f Infidelity from Christian charge that we predict no Christian will dare to attempt an answer Will they an swer this man who has something to say and knows how to say It Let us watt and see The Episcopal Church Almanac has Juat appeared and t shows that the baptism of infants has decreased per cent in fourteen yeats Here Is a startling state of affairs for the House of Bishops to ponder Certainly this 4s a menace to the life of the church It is admitted i that the only hope of the church Is the children and for this reason the supreme efforts of all denominations are being centered on the Sunday school and church societies for the young To seal the children with the tslgn of the crosS Is a religlpps right- v t th s frt aIni lIn4 tl d tnernnd god mother are without occupation Surety women must bo putting on their thinking caps for it is nearly always the mothers who engineer the baptism of Infants Who ever heard of a man outside tho Roman Catholic church clamoring for the baptism of the new baby It is both a pitiful and a ludl crous sight to see a man carrying an infant in long clothes up the aisle of a church to have it baptized Poor fellow he looks like he would rather sing I wish I were somewhere else rather than Its nice to a father Having the baby baptized Is one the trying ordeals of a mans life and he rarely repeats It The consequence Is that hundreds of children are bap tlzed without the presence of their fathers The decline of baptism is a serious menace to the church and mands the serious attention of the clergy Here is another fact These days Protestants rarely bury their dead from their churches Many of the most devout Christians leave quests that their dead bodies shall nof he taken into the churches Can any one explain why this is There are some mighty changes taking place In the Christian world and not one of them is a return to the old time religion but they all seem to be forging toward uptodate Rationalism The proofs that this Is a Christian country multiply every day Armies and navies are the most prominent features In Christian civilization Our sourer President is dnphaslzlng the fighting spirit In a practical manner The papers are printing a picture T the brave with a pistol protruding from his right hip pocket I4etact that the President goes In public was revealed to the spectators on the occasion of his recent visit to Ellis Island Now YorkI when a gust of wind raised his coat and revealed the deadly weapon in his pocket This is a beautiful example for aI President of the United States to set before the youth of our country When murder Is the mania of our day a President too that poses as an amazing grace Christian who displays both his sweet Christian spirit ahd knowledge by calling the immortal ThQrill Paine a fllthy little Atheist History no where records that Thomas Paine went about loaded down with deadly weapons in defiance of the law of his country Thomas Paine though one of the greatest writers of modern times never compromised his Americanism by pre senting his works to the Pope of Rome Thomas Paine condemned the pir ate spirit displayed by this aamlnls tratloh of robbing weak and defense less governments of their rights and territory and proclaimed the sublime religion that the world is climbing up to today The world is my country jtO do good is my religion If the President who should be a t model for American youth carries a plstol why should not every man and t bby the land be permitted to car ry firearms t If why not r What Some Preachers are Saying II XJ ten at Rev F M Larkin before M8SBfa the Methodist preachers association of San Francisco The piety of some of the member of my church Is very gratifying he said but when I attend an annual Methodist conference and confron the conditions which existthe scrambling for place and office wol I Just think at such times that Met odlsm Is going all to smash This scrambling extends from the Bishop down to the ordinary minister and in it all there is little evidence of brotherly love No Methodist mir Ister Is Inaflerent to his appointment but I tell you plainly brethren that WIll never resort to diplomacy to r cure a big churc- The Rev M C Harris said ho once attended a conference at which two bishops were elected and he charac- e terlzed the struggle for supremacy as very unpleasant- At the meeting of the Presbyterian ministers also the Rov Dr Will reasons for people not al tending church as follows The people San Francisco dont stay away from church because they do not believe in Ood and a futur life They stay away because theyI have no use for the church the Jster or the way In which religion Is dispensed in this da- yfThe reason we know that those different people arp really believer is that they hunt up the nrlniste and go to church In times of deep trouble But when all goes wet again they let the church alone and avoid the pastor They have no use for us These preachers seem to be telllni tales out of school Rationalists have been proclaiming for a long time tha the Lords vineyard is swarming with ecclesiastical politicians who lay thg political bosses In the shade whet it comes to intriguing and wire Ing to secure soft cushioned pulpits and fat salaries Tho salvation of souls and saianei are so closely allied that if the latter were withdrawn the Idea that Salvation is free would be demonstrated to be a fallacy Preachers say and do some queer things these days Some of our United States gressmen are wonderful Bible schol Cars and when they want to appeal t the uncogulds they quote the Bible in their speeches and this Is lion Hon Vandiver of Missouri broke it upon the House with a speech brief to be sure but punctuated with ap the Administration for its attitude toward the trusts he said And tho cow and the bear shall feed their young ones shall lie down gether and the lion shall oat straw like an ox Amid roars of laughter the gavel foil and shut off Hon VandIver This Is another proof that this is a Chris tin country Bibles In Public Schools rAnd now listen to the Rev David Utter of Denver on the question of Bibles in public schonbi If I were the teacher I would teach thJit trrrr rrraaj In tire BillIe iiti a toge ocr illat o laws of physics as wo tudy them Jn tho textbooks of today Jesus walk ing on the water for exijmple or con trolling the winds by a is to be classed wits the myth and legends with which later writer have always adorned the history of heroes of anti quity I would teach that we have not In the New Testament so much asa penstroke that we know to have been written by anyone who ever saw Jesus and so ought to take what purports to be his word as something Just what Rationalists claim but it sounds strange coming from a preacher and one too who is the name sake of the man after Gods own heart It seems strange that Mr Utter will utter such heretical ideas ydt prefix his name with Rev He ought to belong to t e N L P A New Revelation The Roman Catholics seem to have direct communication by wire and by word of mouth with the second per spa of the Trinity It Is claimed that a revelation was made by the mouth of our Lord Jesus Christ to three saints namely St Elizabeth St Clare and St Bridget they being desirous of knowing the particulars of the blessed passion of our Lord and Sa VIOl Jesus tells of It in these words First I received thirty cuffs forty blows in tho garden seven fags on my way to Annas house 444 scour ages upon the shoulders with whips 330 times my hair was torn I had 30 blOtits in the teeth 35 timOR I was dragged by the beard I received 16 mortal wounds on the cross and I breathed 88i sighs Poor Jesus to think after all that ho lives either on earth or in heaven to tell the tale Think of treating God tho nslor of the universe in such a diabolical manner It seems to me It would have been an opportune time for God to have repented in dead earnest that he had ever created such- a villainous set and exterminated- the entire race not leaving enough- to man a lifo boat And what a lot pf trouble would have been sav sd both for thp Creator and his creatures if Ho had To think that God could not make a little trip from the celestial city to this planet to save his people from tbelt sins without being set upon by i race of hoodlums who were not worth saving Versailles Ky HELL NOT ETERNAL Louisville Ky Dec 21Bishop Thomas U Dudley in a sermon at St nags Protestant Episcopal church estprday declared that his church while not accepting the doctrine of Jnlvorsallsm dfd npt oppose It and did not prevent its members from be loving in tho doctrine Ho express d the belief that hell was not tecflflsarlly eternal but that in the fu urp life every one would have the opportunity to confess God but that If hisiast opportunity be not embraced the unrepentant would be cast Into tier darkness Send for five poem cards And help icreaso the circulation of the Blue- Grass Blade J pctt r NOT CONTRARYI JUDGE HARBESON DECIDES THE IBRACKEN COUNTY SCHOOL MUDDLE Judge James P HarboBbn Ms ror tiered a decision in he holds Jhft rqqcUnsLtMPj1e or the rendering prayer to Deity In the public schools of the State docs not constitute a violation ot any o the Constitutional rights or laws of Harbeson in rendering his decision said The people of the StatE of Kentucky notwithstanding tho flings that may be made at them and the people of the United States are a Chris tian people The Bible Is tot ony the revealed will of God to man prescrlb ing mans duty to God and tb his low man from a religious point ol view but it Is the basis of all moral Ideas and of the principles upon which our National and State Govern ments ire founded It Is in the view of tho American people pre tnlnentl andIhowever properly that word may be applied to the various dentJhnnatlons and types of Bible believers This court cannot itself tc bolievo that the Legislaturdof Ken tucky in the statute quoted moans the word sectarian in any other sense than denominational If it had Intended to prohibit the reading of the Bible In tho public schools it Is conceivable that it would havo said so In plain words that could not be misunderstood The Bible is the foundation of the best and highest civilization of the world Liberty and good citizenship are tho outgrowth of Its teachings al ways No good book has over been written at least since tho dawn of modern civilization that did not draw Its boat ideas and most elevated thoughts from the Bible Millions of the money of the American people Is spent every year in sending the Bible broadcast over the world arid in their opinion great good has been thus ac complished As to the offering of prayer at the opening of the school to the God of the universe accepted by all Chris tian people aa the Creator Preserver and Benefactor of the human race wo think it eminently proper and not in violation of the statutq that It shpuld be done In the prayers prov ed to have been offered thor Js neltb denominational teachings er sectarian nor is therefore adjudged that thf palntlfts petition be andytho same isherob defen dants fnfclr costs heroin dismissedtd Whe a to the ConrLof Appeals a The aboveme for criticism I do not remember to ha e hoard of Judge Hurbeson before I imagine bo lives in Kaysvllle aat is the town where abe ut three years ago Christians tied a nan to f stake In fun view of the t wn and chldren on hell way to scl oolthe schoos in wi tch the Bible as being read as a part of their mora instruc tlon Joined with the grown eoplo tc gather wood to pile around tl e bourn then set fire to the pile and witnessed his screams nnd rithtngr until he was dead ant thensaw his body consumedI attempt ta 1 I sup pose If Judge Harbeson had edo any very strenous effort to have dnybody punished for it his name wonfld have ben known to me before Judge Harbosons position Is that the Bible is the revealed of God and that our laws and arcI based upon it mOlnlsl Herbert Spencer died days at the age of yearsago life and death were ilpglzed by the good and great all o or world and tho English Ares called him the last of too groat thinker of the Victorian age Spencers distinction was lent boI bad used his long and great bloand- be destroy the Influence of the B was regarded by In des o being the greatest of alJ living Infldals and hrs Synthetic Philosophy is proba bly the greatest of all Infidel books President Biwn of Boston University that being the city most famed far its loatnlug of all America clt w said last October to his students thatI Ute Bible was an absurd book tey ought not to believe Such leqdlng thinkers as ese oft London and Boston Infidels offer sffsot tho opinion of Judge H irbeson jt Maysville am not an authority on Wbut I road a course of law In my young lays under Chief Justice Ro tguteon Jie greatest lawyer that ever Jxfld Kentucky I never heard of but one llvw thatc was based upon the Bible That was the law that required that vltches should be killed Blackstone devotes three ftiaplors to the enunciation of that ti wandt lives as authority for it tht teaching in Exodus 22 18 The Sunday law is not JJaK d upon he Bible the Bible teaching mt SatI irday shall be kept sacr dndSunday law requiring toot Sunday ball be kept sacred t I never heard of ooks that Included aIINew Testament flawhave served as varieties ot Juries hnownyoJ courts and I have imycr soon a Bible brought Into nnjlqf as an authority for any law 0I tatetA low days since la Lr ttoWhile Judge Vance rra n Infidel propagand dert- oed by many tha dol Is true as Judf ii rnayshat Millions of te 10 the 8iI American people is spent every year In sending the Bible broadcast ovo tho world It is also true that for every expended by tho American poop in sending Bible broadcast over th world those same American peopl spend a thousand dollars to send Ik our and gun powder broadcast ova r the world In the minds of incelllgeut peopl- the opinions of Judge Harboson abou the Bible ought to amount to very tie as compared with the opinions o Spencer and Tolst- oyEDITOR WALTON CHRISTMAS EDITION OF THE LEXINGTON DEMOCRAT Tho Lexington Morning Democra greatbigGlorytoGood Will toward Men The Demo crat wishes you a Merry Christmas ndjoh1fngItIt followingU handmade sourmash whiskey B L Ir monogram bottled in bond Bond rt Llllard the only real guarantee ol LexingtonThe Stolls are all rich Methodists of the Northern brand and give libel ally of their money to the church Walton the editor and owner of the Democrat made the foundation of his fortune by printing In a little coun try paper the accounts of the mira Revdeorgetage Waltons paper being Barnes organ Barnes failed and Walton deserted him and then Barnes Joined Dowlo and came to Lexington preach ing that Dowio was Elijah When Dowie failed to put up the mun Barnes left him Walton has twIce been arrested lately The first time waD for following a man on the street catching him In the collar cursing him and drawing a pistol on him I forget what if anything was done to Walton for that Notnlng probably If the man assaulted was n poor man Only a few weeks ago Walton was arrested for drawing a pistol on a printer who was trying to get Walton to pay him for work that ho tile printer claimed that Walton owed this Walton was fined 25 and costs tho amount being insignificant because tho young man assaulted was only a poor devil of a printer with no religious pull How it is that any man or woman of any sense cannot see the rake and fraud In Christianity and Christians is one Of tho things I can not see oven through ray bifocals balance of Waltons Christ ruse edition is filled with his editor lenem and Walton dont know p bit more about it than a pig does and not haf as much as a Jerusalem flattailed Tom cat see Dog Fennel few weeks ago Walton as a pure gratuity with nothing to cal for It printed an editorial that was a piece of schoolboy bombast against Infidelity but he was smart enough to keep quiet when I challenged him through the Leador to a debate In the ifuno way the Catholic priest Barry had in the Leader a long piece af wind Jamming that appeared to be to show that what I had said In Dog Ponnol about the situation of the Holy Sepulcher In Jerusalem was not authentic but Barry too was smart enough to keep quiet when I challenged him through the Leader for a debate Christians are great follows to gue when there is no Infidel to an swer them Christianity would bo a good comedy If there was not so much tragedy In It EIGHTY YEARS OLD Kenton Ohio Dec 11th 1903 Messrs Moore and Hughes Enclosed please find 2 to keep my subscription up I am lame from a paralytic stroke since Aug 17 1901I and will on June 28thbo 80 years old Expect not to see many more springs- I was In Kansas in 1855 to hop to keep savery out of that State andI served 1700 days in tho Union army Yours respectfully JOHN KANNE Our Christmas and New Year wishes would not be complete without special greetings to our esteemed and honored townsman Dr E B Fftote In the happiness and content hat are to distinguish the advent of the Joyful day we are sure that none will have A greater share than the jhllanthroplo citfzon who dwells among us and who Is passing hisj lays in the undisturbed serenity of a rroen old age Wo like all others who come in contact with the voner able gentleman have always been cheered and heartened by his gracious and kindly words and manner for rhiqh we all alike no doubt fool the leopest gratitude It is therefore fitting that we echo the wish of all lint his valuable life may be long xtenod to shed Its beneficent influ nco In our community A Merry ChrIstmas Doctor and a Happy row Year and many more years In which we may be permitted to renew our greetings The Larchmonter NI P D Q Mt Sterling Ky Dec 19th 1903 Ir Charles C Moore Doer SirIt you continue the Blue rasa Blade for another year I will Ike it and pay for It In Dog Fennel you so often use it three letters p d fit What does 10 p stand for I think I have the and q all right Respectfully R A MITCHELL Answer The p stands for pretty adverb The p d q for pretty damn quick t r1tftlIHt+ 44 11111111111111 TreeaWILSONaDo you remember dear Robert those old autumn days storolImoretfreeTfOut In the field noath the black walnut tree high leafless limbs Just ready to dropr IOn1ls the rlpnlng nuts exposed to our view Infthe frostbitten grass at our feet Lay scattered at least a bushel or two 1 ObIbiuciuAndwouldnt your heart bound could you now hear the sound I Of the fall of the nuts from the black walnut tree 1 Then Into quj baskets we gathered them fast And piled them close up to the trunk While oft thro the branches a falling nut Would light on our heads kerplunk Wed then hull em out with both hands and heels as black as a crow they would be picture delights when wed visit at nights crack the nuts from the black walnut tree 1Till at lost the wagon was full to the top iIa big coffee sack beside back to the village wo toted the load stained faces glowing with pride pushed and I pulled as we rolled up tho hill I IWhenBut many the years that have passed away Since you came to see me and I to you nightWoapartAndAh here come my grandson and a neighbor lad With a bucket of nuts from that old walnut tree JoysPrecisely boysAndAnd tonight I list for your footsteps again For your stamp on tho porch and your whistle of glee fireplaceAsi 11111121 i 111111 an n 111111111111111111111111111 JI PASTOR ARRESTED ON CIRLS CHARGE HE SAYS ANOTHER MINISTER IS BEHIND THE CASE Former Member of the Rev C 8 locks Choir the Complainant His Wife Has Implicit Faith In Husband Bridgeport Dec 12The Rev Chas Neighhprhooftflgnea before JUdge HepburaofTm Town court at Mllfprd on a serious charge preferred by Belle V Shaller now of Milford but formerly a member of the choir of Mr Bullocks church The hearing was postponed until December 19th Mr Bullock be ing placed under a bond of 250 The minister was accompanied to Implicitfaththe charge The records of births In the town of Stratford contain but one entry for September the date on which It Is alleged Miss Shuilera child was born That record reads Name of chid Erroll S Johnson Name of father Name of mother Adella whlteiattendingThis Is said to be the birth which caused the arrest of Mr Bullock The Shaller family took letters of withdrawal from the Neighborhood church last spring and Joined tho Con gregational church of which they are still members Mr Bullock came to Stratford soon after the Spanish war In which he served as chaplain of volunteers Ho was a candidate for the pastorate of tree Congregational church but was not accepted He Is about 38 years old married and has three children He had charge of a church in Illinois was Identified with the Salvation Army In Ohio and Illinois and was secretary of the Y M C A at Fremont Ohio After being rejected by tho Congregational church at Stratford he con ducted meetings In tae 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three daughters all prosperous have 29 grandchildren and eight great grand children and not ono of tho whole lot belong to any church and dont you think I ought to bo happy Now as regards Bro Wilsons trip as soon as ho gets ready to start let mo know and Twill forward tho money and at the same time send my annual subscription My certificate says that I am paid up to 1904 With so many places to put what littlo money I have it Is not very difficult to get rid of It Wore I a Rockefeller you bet tho Blade would not die Hoping however that this la the darkest hour of tho spicy little paper I will close MAJOR GILLER- Whenevr you feel like It you can send us your check for Dr Wilsons books or for thd Rome Congress Fund Wo havo a Trust Company where all money Is deposited May you live to celebrate your 100th anniversary M S AN IRISH AMERICAN Mr Charles C Moore From time immemorial popes cardinals and a band of pirates under the gulso of religion have been and ore still plotting IE America against Lin coIn commonplace people Emperor Francis Joseph makes Dago popes It costs a million dollars to make a pope Christ had nowhere to lay his head Mark Hanna makes presidents why cant Mark and Ted make some more popes and get Car dinal Gibbons to assist as he Is au thority on divorce anti womans sphere and Socialism Enclosed are two of thoso divinely appointed wnq g jod morale and temperance from tho stand point of Gibbons A reatlerottItio Blade an Irish City Indiana IThe letter contains four newspaper Ono of them Is an account of a priest rained Lepore and a man named Joe Series getting into a fight about a card game they were playing In the priests apartments last night at Denver Colo A clipping from a paper of the fol lowing day Nov 20th says that the priest and his companion shot each other and that both were dead A third clipping is from The Appeal to Reason and Is as follows Father Sanders of the St Leonard Catholi church Brooklyn N Y Is one of those fellows who oppose So tiallsm becauseit would break up the family be against religion He has just beOlt discovered as lead Ing a double lifeone a sport and the other a priest As a sport under the name of West he has a Mrs West who was a Mrs Kipp No the priests would not break up a family They are such line follows dont you know There may be some who will think these things better unsaid for fear of offending some weakkneed members Get out The Cathollo church is a political organization and as such must be shown up as much as the ublican and democratic parties of which it is the strongest element People who live in glass houses will find stone throwing a bad custom to Inaugurate These celibates are Just too utterly too too How they do love to protect the family from So f lrthcUtJPlngt headlines and alt Is as POPE PERTU BED OVER FAILURE TO FIND MONEY Vatican Spends Money In Anticipa tion of Fortune from Pope Leo and is Embarrassed Rome Dec 12The pope Is per turbed over his failure to find the for tune of Leo XIII despite the minutest search It is certain during his long pontificate Leo amassed at least 20 000000 Tires It is known that he kept the bulk of his securities and Jewelry In his own private apartments in four safes When those were opened th were found to contain only a few thousands of lives and a little Jewelry It is alleged Leo secretly gave the millions to ono of his cardlnas with orders to give them as an agreeable surprise to his successor several years after Leos death It Is more probable the mlLions were secretly given to the unhappy prelates con corned in tho mad speculation with Vatican funds a few years ago To avert public scandal Leo never took n receipt for money given in this case baYIlnWhle probably nobody will doubt the genuineness of this letter It would have been better brother if you had given your name suppose this nows from Rome about the absence of Pope Leos rangy an slips that the cardinals who jeered Plus X and the now pope himself ave stolen the money and JowejB th suppose that a grower set of vII talus never lived than that whole gang Chicago Crnnlclc What Shall Guide Us Not a few persons arc perplexed over Clarence Abies modern Idea of the bible In his sermon at Trinity church on How Shall the Modern Age Regard Qie Bible he in report ed to have that the old view bf the infallibility of the scriptures Is gone forever The bible Is not the revelation of God but tho history of the revelation of God In accordance with tills opinion Mr Able be loves ho only true method for the intorprotatlpn scripture is the his torical method anti that from this new mode of study there will be a grander conception of religion than ever beforeIt not for laymen to question the wisdom of the professional yet there are difficulties In this now conception of tho blblo If It Is not the word of God what right has it to be regarded as an authority If one sees or thinks ho sees a more agreeable ground of mora lly elsewhere why not seek tho easier way Instead of 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vaoSBRmNBjKVHBNUY Versailles Ky 1111111 lot 11III1I1 zH+ O I II 111 I ties or is ho to select from the bible passages and commands that harmonize with his own wishes and omit the others Thoso who havo not kept up with higher criticism and the histori cal method are at a loss to know Just what to do The now mode of study may result in grander conception of religion than over before as Mr Able says but what are we to I do meanwhile and what If the new conception Is not pleasing to all Who shall say that It has any authority and who shall be authority for the new authority All these apparent difficulties may be aunight clear to Mr Able but to the uninitiated they are confusing tho more so because they leave no sure grout for moral actionj FENNEL IS WHAT NAMED HIS DOG Dysart Iowa Dee 13 1903 Brother Moore Dear SIrI have Just finished read- Ing Dog Fennel in the Orient and I am so much pleased with it that 1 want you to send one to my daughter Miss Mina Van Winkle Denver Colo and find money enclosed Since writing the above or rather since you were in the Orient I have a dog and named him Fennel I have dog ehik name Is Fennel Who takes his rest and ease He claws and scratches In his kennel To get rid of the fleas VAN WINKLE Answer Rub some fennel on your dog Twill drive away the pens Or on a cat or or hog Or any beast you please OLD BLACK WOMAN THAT CAN REA Ther Is an old black woman who lives in Lexington who Is called by her many friends Old Aunt Lucy Spears She Is 60 years old and is a full blood African She some times works at tho house of my sister and occasionally at our house the two T at s g near by In the country Aunt Lucys manners are simply per feet for her position and In every thing that constitutes a good servant she In sltnoy a model I never heard anything about her thntliketian If had 101 would not bo afraid to leave It where she could get If if t MORRIS SACHS CincInnati Ohio LEWIS KOLB Cincinnati Ohio ClIAS E BRAUN Cincinnati Ohio Ill WAMSLEY Cincinnati Ohio yJ CUNNING CInCinnati Ohio 1 b KAUFMAN Lexington l Ky DUO HAGANILexlnK1 o T t 1 kM1 II I 111111 HooJ 3i H4 II+H II144 there was nobody ese that would swipe Itmy wife for Instanceand- I wish somebody would send me 10 Just to try it My wife had several times told me how Aunt Lucy would read my sally exchanges and had remarked upon uo extraordinary intelligence with which she seemed to read them So last night which was Christmas was reading Elbert Hubbards Lit tie Journeys to the Homes of English Authors that had been sent to my wife and me for a Christmas present by our son and daughterinlaw and she a preachers daughterwho liven Washington City- I was reading about Samuel Taylor Coleridge among others he being one of the grandest of all tho Infidel writerIbut its hard for me to disassociate- a man and his books Well that Christmas night old Aunt Lucy got a great pile of my Lexington papers and sat rending them as I thought without a moments cessation except when occasionally sho woiid stop a minute to help a little white servant girl with her lesson With all the big Lexington dallies plloJ around her I noticed that old Aunt Lucy used only a small four page paper and I thoughtsorter mixed up with my thoughts of era Elbertus and Coleridgethat Aunt Lucy had picked out a quarto from one of our big ntsxingtoa dallies and tfafr reading about all mo good things that Jesus had done for us and with all that pile of papers around her as she read for about an hour and a half I noticed that she did not read any thing but that four pages Wo had a tine light antic my sight Is splendid and having a curiosity to know what she was reading I watch- to see some of the angel pictures in the Lexington Christmas dailies and thought I could identity the story by the pictures when tho old lady quit rending t could not see any picture in the paper but I finally one ad vertisementIt Hughes Job printing advertisement and the paper was the Blue Grass Blade Paducah Ky Dec 22 Mary Thom as colored was senctenced to 5 years in the penitentiary for killing Leo Crawford colored last September The case against thhe Rev Q W Briggs formerly pastor of to Broad way Methodist church was called thl afternoon and continued until the April term Ho stabbed Was Carr during a fight about a mlsunedDStand lag of tho farmers child MORE TROU3LE FOR JOHN ALEXANDER DOWIE Creditors Say He Is Going to Aus tralia and Ask Leave to File Suits Chicago Dec 24 Further legal troubles for John Alexander Dowie were started today when a petition was filed In the United States trict Court asking for permission to start sllts against Dowse In the State courts while bankruptcy proceedings are still pending The attorney who filed the petition land who represents a number of cred itors gave as a reason a belief that Dowlo is td leave the Jurisdiction of the court December 27th on a trip to Australia Judge Kohlsaat Intimated he would not object to the starting of suits in the State court but expressed a desire that Dowies counsel be advised and given a chance to appear in courtdATTENTION KENTUCKlANSi Special Train for Davenport Lincoln County Oklahoma Decenv 1ber 15th The town while only six weeks old iss shown possibilities of a great fu tore Its population has steadily grown from the opening day With no finest climate a splendid agricultural country this will soon be among the loading towns of the great South wont 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 the crossing of the Frisco and Santa Fe All products find a market at the highest prices in this place being shipped to such centers as St Louis and Kansas City Now is the time to take advantage of the following liberal offer Parties buying as much as Three Hundred Dollars worth of property In Daven port for cash will be furnished a DavenportTownthe most reasonable prices For further Information call on or address the KentuckyOklahoma Lands 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1rVi7 1 OI71tW noht i J dLouuiNelieiL skFAMOIISIfEALTfLQIT117S 4Rh r BfcUE GRASS BLADE r SHORTLETTERS Wuuchula Fla Enclosed check for 4 to help you to pay for the lino as per the committees proposition to prevent the Blade from suspending It Is not necessary for mo to praise the Blue Grass Bladethe money Is what you need and wo need the paper Move up my subscription one year and send tho paper or one year to each of the three following Enclosed stamps for Bro Moore to send my wife a pebble from the Holy Land W HARP Illchland Center WisIt grieves me to think the Blade may possibly have to suspend It seems that I cant have It so It has been a source of pleasure to mo since I began to read It and I can scarcely walt from week to week for It I most cheerfully cast In my mite to have my subscription extended and one dollar for my friend In Idaho to whom I wish the Blade sent I wish I only had 5000 I would advance enough to relieve you of all financial embarrassment but Its hard to get blood out of a turnip but I take great peasure In trying to spread the gospel of Frecthought and Rational- Ism but If worse comes to a worse- ness give us the Blade Magazine J B CASEY Omega Okla Enclosed find to shove the date of my subscription one year ahead and this I undertake to do until that llnotpyo is paid for and the Blade on a firm foundation The Blade Is well worth a year The Intellectual feasts we constantly receive through Its columns from such brains as those of Charles C Moore Mrs Henry Mrs Closz Dr Wilson and the many many other very able writers who contribute their gems of thought to Its columns I have Just finished reading the Blade of December 13th and am much pleased with the three poems from the pen of J W Heynun the Pennsyl vania engineer whicu proves that a man may hold a highly responsible position In the industrial world and still bo a poet of no mean caliber Put me dowa for a copy of Dr Wil sons poems I will also contribute to the Rome Congress fund and take one of his books for which I will soon send e money Hoping that the friends of the Blade will come promptly to the front In the present crisis I remain D W ARM STRONG Iona KanI amsorry to hear that the Blade Is about to suspend fIt I had the money I would send you now It can get along until I can mri get my pension In February I will sc send you the 2one for subscription i and one for a donation I am sixty three years old and lost my heath f from three years service In the Un ited States army in the war of C1G5 I hate to see the suspension The t Blade Is doing a world of good in opening the eyes of the blind and tearing down ignorance superstition and hypocrisy I like to read the Blade for the truth It tells THOM AS DUELL Peoria Ind Ter Dear Heathen BrotherI see that the Wade is likely to suspend and I consider It a duty Incumbent upon every reader In fact every one interested In the cause of intellectual liberty to hasten to the rescue of the Blade by any rea sonable means within their power Of course we all have our Ideas as to what to do la a crisis like this and I have mine but I am willing to do any thing in my power for the Wade It must not suspend and I have got It in my head that It wont When I see such men as that Cincinnati commit tee take such decisive action you may bet on it Now there are some ten derfoot people among us and for that reason I would have suggested In ad dition to the plan of the committee that In case of failure to sustain the Blade by the proposed plan the would be refunded I sent a club and am trying for another and I and some other subscribers will send the ac cording to the terms of the commit tee and I for one am willing to give the price right along If it requires it Enclosed find money order ELIJAH MIZER Birmingham Ala Enclosed find for tae Blade I hope you will be successful in keeping up your paper which according to my opinion con tarns more truth t othe Inch than many other papers to the yard Dog Fennel In the Orient Is a great book and should have a great sale I have given It to our preacher to read LOUIS SCHWARZ East Greenwich R IIn this letter fti I send you 1 for the Bade and for the two new subscribers I think there will be another soon I hope iv everything will work for the best I will send my name In full I do not care who knows I take the Blade I am through traveling now and cant t leave so many at different places but will do the best I canHENRY Ht i VERRY Catls Ind Please find enclose 100 We cant afford to let the Blade die for the want of a little money I will send you to pay on the linotype My subscription Is paid for next year Ae to Dog Fennel in the Orient I cannot begin to do the book justice and will say nothing SARA L VANSICKLE Packard Iowa Hearing of the possibility of the Blade having to suspend I feel It my duty to respond It seems to me that every subscriber could get one dollars worth of knowl edge and rest out of such a solace as the Blade gives ua and pay in ad vance that you say wquldkeep tho Blado in close sailing mowing a l j clean swath This old story of having to work by tho day dont go I am In that same fix Any man can pay in advance for what papers he reads I gladly send the Blade to help calm tho financial troubles that are assailing It at the present time I dont want It applied on any future sub scription either When my subscription runs out I will have It again If It can bo gotE M PACKARD Arcadia Iowa Enclosed find which you may use for the benefit the Blade Say Moore what Is the matter with the Infidels Are they so poor or are they so stingy that cannot shell out a couple of In theyI we trust wheels in order to keep P Blade alive My diagnosis is that they as a whole are suffering from a bad case of complicated indifference I hope the Blade will pass the crisis and keep on roasting the washed In the blood outfit J B H FEEN STRA Marshall Oklal see bY the Blade that you are in trouble like myself But I am going to help you all I can I am but a poor man I sent you on the 21st of October Please now dive me credit for another year It this Is not enough send me word and I will send another dollar in a few weeks I pay no money to churches therefore I can afford to pay It to you for teaching what I believe to be true I tMnkthat Infldos are the closest 1and stingiest people on tho earth as a The largest part of them seem to be willing to let somebody else do all the work and they get the benefit T J PRINCE Blue Earth MinnThe Blade came yesterday First thing I saw was Ute proposed method of sustaining the Blade I think It Is a good plan and therefore send you 2one dollar to extend my subscription and one lar to send the Blade to the following names for three months I would like to got some subscribers near home but the fact Is that I have only one near neighbor who will read the Blade and ho Is too stingy to pay fc It so ho some times reads mine He used to be a Methodist I am too old to go around to hunt up subscribers MRS M A LEE Bracewell lowaA merry Christmas to youguess I will have to com to your relief again I sent you 25 for five cards I hero enclose and you can make my subscription at the dollar rate My debate wIth the ventist never came ofthis members made a big kick and when the time came the preacher did not show I hope the Blade may pull through A A SNOW- Rock Point OreEnclosed 125 for Dog Fennel Please send me a pebble Count me for on the Rome Fund I wish the Doctors book was ready now I may pass in my cheeks before It is printed I am aa old war veteranI M JUDGE Lyons Colo Early In this month I sent a dollar bill to C C Moore to pay for tllg Blade one inorMear an ten cents for a pebble from tne Holy UndoI send you post office money order for on subscription to tho BladeF M LAYCOCK Florence Station KyHon Jim HughesI send you 5one to re now my subscription for a year one for a name I will send in later ono for Dog Fennel one for Behind the Bars and one for Kidders Virgin Mary and Sacrament and any other pamphlets that you think would be good for missionary work But I want you to give Charley fifty cents and tell him to send me one of Jonahs teeth or something else that I can have made into a watch charm Dont give up the ohp Keep her going It you canSAM J BROWiN AnswerYou will find when you read Dog Fennel that I was at Joppa as the Bible calls it they call It Jaffa and Haifa nowtwice It is the place where Jonah had tho pleasantness with the whale I did most of the towns In that country pretty thoroughly but Joppa is the place that did me Thats the place where Birdie got ducked In the sea I didnt see any Jonahs teeth for sale anywhere there You know Jonah was a false prophet and course ho had false teeth and I suppose he took them out at night when ho went to sleep in the whale and as he did not have anything to cat except whale oil he forgot to put in his teeth when he got up In the morning and no when the whale vomited him up and Jonah was not expecting it he lost his teeth and they didnt have any of them for sale In Soppa- Edgowood Park Pa Please find enclosed money order for 150115f- or Dog Fennel in the Orient and the balance for two or three of those pebbles that you brought from the toly Land If you have any to spare If you have given the pebbles all away please accept the few cents left as a Christmas present Please try to have the book reach me on or before Christmas as I want it for a present to Mir Deeds He enjoys reading the Blade so much I know he will be delighted with the book I wish to take the Blade Magazine when you are ready to Issue ItMRS G H DEEDS Lorena TexasMr J E Hughes I am truly glad that you with oth rs ave planned for a continuation the gleaming old Blade which docs not dull by use on the tough old sinners of our great countrythat Is the erring clergy and their defenders for the Blade Is surely needed in this day and ago of religious shams and hypocrisy So enclosed find postal der for one for renewal and one to keep for a new subscriber If I find him all right If not the money is yours to help along on the line type But hold the fort and keep tho flag In the alrlD F MARRS Archie MoDear Mr HughesE Rather than see the Blade suspend publication Ill be one of two hundred porsons to give toward Its main tenanco Or Ill be one of one hundred of the Blades subscribers may be willing to give 25 cents aimonth for one year la support of Its j continuance Wo can and ought to keep the Blade going If we permit Its failure we are nothing more or less than a set of weaklings and hypo crites Men of principles and strong convictions are over willing make pecuniary sacrifices for tho propagation of truth for truth alone can make us free It Is the germ and the flower and the fruit of intellectual liberty Now to tho readers of the Blade I would say For truth we have taken our stand If wo fall It will t to our eternal discomfiture and dis grace We must not and we shall not Let every reader of the Blade who has a spark of manhood In hIm do all in his tower for Its relief and do It speedily Let us demonstrate to the world by our deeds the faith that is in us By their fruits shall ye know UtemD W CRESS Geneva Neb Enclosed please find one dollar post office order to renew my subscription to the Blado which expired August 1003 I do not want tho Blade discontinued although I do not favor Womans Suffrage or a new political party at this time Neither do we want an Anarchist or even a Socialist party now Paine IngerBOll Lincoln Jefferson and others Were right for their time and we are ad vanclng Please send mo Kldders Virgin Mary and other little tracts that may be new to me for the ten cents JAMES HOLMES McCoy OreI notice you are liable to suspend publication of the made for want of necessary means I sin cerely hope that this may be averted and that the visitations of the Blade may continue I will be one of 400 to donate each to lift the Blaile from debt on Its linotype This I can Illy afford to do but the Blade must stay and to enable it to stay its friends must come to Its aid By the end of the year therefore I will for ward either as a donation as pro posed above or for five copies of tho Blade If you have any delinquent readers In this vicinity please sen the list of names and amounts due rand I will call on the parties hustle them and collect and forward funds to you The readers of tho Blade do not desire the Blades suspension and the failure to remit for It Is simply a matter of negligence not of intent or JEvery purpose Liberal who gets a copy i should make some effort to obtain new subscriptions and Uteri by additional support to the Blade One additonal subscriber obtained each Liberal reader of the BlOtto would double Its income and thus In sure its continued publication JAS K GaI have boon much worried over the announcement that the Blade might be suspended and after reading the proposed plan by which It might bo continued have tried my best to get one subscriber and failed I wrote to the only LJo eral I know who Is not taking Iii Bade explaining the situation and asking his help but he cant spare a dollar so I am sending 15othe liar Is a contribution I will movotnp my subscription at the proper tlihe and the cents Is for the ElcMo Magazine Tills sum is only a mite and I regret not being able to do Itot ter We have nob made much head way since we were burned out last summer and ruined flnanclaly I hopo every subscriber will contribute according to his or her means to car ry out Ute plan of the committee I believe the Blade Is the greatest help to our cause of any paper In existence and it will not do to let It go down As It is Impossible to get any subscribers here I am sending copies of the Blade to more than a dozen places This plan may bear good fruit after a whileMRS M W BROWN San Francisco Call enclose postal orderone dollar for another years subscription In advance to the Blade and one dOllar to help you out of your financial trouble If you see cause to advance another years sub scription for us later on as stated in the Blade you can do so but If It Is inconvenient It will be all right We hope that every one will give an extra dollar to help the Blade along We would wllllngiy do more If we couldMR and MRS A DENKER Essex Mich Please find enclosed according to the plan of the com zattUc Do not know of any one I can get to subscribe so I send the second dollar without a namoF S CHUROH Kings Park N YArter an absence of several months I find a bill for the Blade Enclosed please find postal order for 425 for the follow ing I do not want to see the Blade go down it is a fine paper I will try to get some of the club members here to renew their subscriptions at Il each There are a few subscribers care do not read their Blades nor do they do anything else with them and as these people aro nbt likely to renew their subscriptions l would stop sending the paper to them I will try to get aa many to pay s I can and I will send you the names or those who wont Half hearted Infidels are not of much ac count because they lean whichever way the wind blows Wishing the Dlade and all Its writers r merry Christmas and that the Bade may continue I remain yoursC ASH MUSEN Sweetwater NevadaEnclosed flat in stamps for Blue Grass Blader CHARLES TAYLOR New Haven OhioI have been a Freethinker for several years and when my circumstances were bettor than they are now I subscribed for Freethought literature quite freely But of late years my health has been poor I have not been able to ry work at all and have had to gett along without Freethought literature at all I held on to ne Free u thought Magazine until a year ago Then I had to quit that and have en in darkness ever since Why o Moore I dont lmoWwhere I am Tr t I send tea cents in stamps Pleaso J HOMESEEKERS EXCURSIONa Via QUEEN ANO CRESCENT ROUTE ITopoints In Kansas Nebraska North Dakota South Dakota Utah Arizona Indian Territory Oklahoma Texas Wyoming Tickets on stile the 3lrst and third Tuesdayc o teach month to April 19 1904 inclusive good returning 21 da from date of sale Ask Ticket Agent for patlculars or address G E Clarke T P A Lexington Ky send copy of your Blue Grass Blade with catalogue of books for sale I have only a house and lot and my only income is a pension from tile keepl a luxuries I should llko to know how got through the Holy Land Did you find any holy smoke there Good bye Bro Moore I wish you a merry Christmas and happiness all your life T S CHARITY wilthe best paper printed I am In my fourth year of reading it My time will be up April 1st 1904 I have been giving a year for it and am willlng to give for another year to keep the Blade going and I ant years old and I am worth Just 750 and am In poor health but can cuss the men who are worth thousands and are not willing to help the cause tney believe In If the people come to the rescue of tho paper let me know and I will send tho right paiperhe thinks ho to waiting to see what others withoutI tho Blade will go on You are =r West Alexandria 0I am sorry to hear the Blade talking stopping It is too good to lose pow I enclose 2one for the continuance of my Blado the time Is out in February and ono dollar forDog Fennel There is not much of it grows about hero and I would like to have 8omeDOBi WHITE Walton IndI yet live but have been on the border of eternity for several months I read In yesterdays Blade The Blade Must Live I think I have a number of friends who wilt pay each year for the Blade when they are assured the Blade will be published D ENGLER lGreat Falls Mont jiJnclosed please find money order for 315 which dl vide up as follows to address below ono Dog Fennel 115 and to help the Blade with one new subscriber I felt hurt to read that there was cause for suspension of the Blade and after I read Dro Sachs statement I made up my mind to do my share right off and hope all who have tho existence of tne Blado at heart will do the same and keep the good work going CHARLES WEG NER Jackson OPlease find enclosed for Blade for coming year Keep It going if possible and give them hell from tine to time as the Christians have been doing for 1800 years but they dont deal it out In chunks as they used to do when we were young The Blade comes to my house How It got here I have forgotten but it comes and It is a welcome guest Keep on sending It and if It is neces sary I will send another dollar to keep It golngH C GRICE Fort Worth Texas Tho Blade of December 13th to hand and contents noted I had It in my head that the Blade was selfsustaining but I learn that It is not end I think it Is the cheapest Freethought paper on earth and with a few exceptions its the best I over saw I have been reading the sheet for near five years and without it I would feel lost I am poor as the devil and I presume there are others In tho same boat but I have two eagles here and I am going to mall them to the Blade I am aware it Is near Christmas the day of horror when bug Juice and crime are flowing like the river Jordon and naturally tho majority of poor devils llko to have a suit of dollars to get the swim But I believe every Biado reader will agree with me that they want tho Blade because it Is food of a kind that Is In harmony with common sense and reason and n line with advanced Ideas of tho twentieth century And the day is coming soon when to say that you dont know the Blade and other pers of this kind will mean that you proclaim yourself unknown Now we know that there Is no business that can be run on hot air Now lets come together and turn loose a few dollars and assure the life of the Bade When I think of the thous ands that have given even their lives for the liberty that we enjoy today Winter Tourists Tickets Now on Sale via ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD I TONEW ORLEANS LA AND OTHER SOUTHERN POINTS ALSO 10 HOT SPRINGS ARK THROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEP ERSTO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST AND HOME SEEKERS CURSION RATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND WEST FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS IN EACH MONTH Holiday Tickets on Sale Dec 23 24 25 30 31 and Jdn FARMING IN THE SOUTH Passenger i1t of Ute Illinois Central Railroad Company Is sissuing monthly circulars concerning fruit growing vegetable gardening stock raising dairying etc in the States of Kentucky West Tennessee Mississippi and Louisiana Every Farmer or Homeseokcr who will for lalamemonth ASK LOCAL TICKET AGENTS FOR THROUGH TICKETS AND FURTHER INFORMATION OR ADDRESS f F W HARLOWiDivision Louisville Kentuckym I realize my Insignificance In holding a dollar until tho eagle scratches a hole in my Jeans and If I were betting man I would bet one of the choked eagles that there are others In the same boat Now of courso the sweet words and beautiful flowers of writing are all right with papers that are selfsuatalnlng but at this time there Is only ono remedy for our be loved Blade and that is thin turn lout the eagles and tag them for Lex- Ington so the Blade can be sheltered from the storm of destruction Days In other words dig up the coin so that every Blade reader may gain moro light and every Christian bo shown more clearly the foly of hin way so he may repent before it too late Trusting this letter will read In the spirit In which It Is writ ten and that it will have a tendency to encourage and stimulate other good men to do as have done dig up 5ethat the Bladewall live and go annuls of tlmo until It will rest on the solid rock of success And cut the wilderness of weeds and superstition from the face of tho And plant In their place science truth and Reason I am yours for the life of the BladeJ D DAVIS Mt Sterling KySend me ten Blades of December 13th 20 of Dec 20th mid ten of Dec 27th and 20 with Dr Wilsons speech to be delivered at Cincinnati and five each for the next three weeks beside what you send mo now and find enclosed Use the balance to prop up the Blade I trust that every liberty loving person wi respond to Bro MooreS appeal Wo are told that It the linotype Is paid for the Blade wlI be gn a sure and firm foundation and will never again be compelled to ask assistance This Is good news Indeed one more effort and the Blade is nere to stay Now Brothers what aro we going to do about It Are we going to pull tho Blade out of Its dilemma or are we going to turn traitors You all know wo are waging war against supersti tiontruth against falsehood science against error which side are you go Ing to take Speak loud so that we may hear you Why are the Blades subscribers delinquent with their dues I am a paid up member of the N L P and was present at the convention in Lexington and never in my life have I seen a more attentive and enthusiastic gathering of people Every person was willing to open heart and purse for the advancement of our cause and I feel certain that all of those who were present at that convention have done their duty If the benefits derived Worn Liberalism and the liberty you enjoy are not worth a few paltry dollars you must feel mighty frosty when you meet a preacher on the sidewalk Mr Moore Is asking a favor and a small favor at that among friends Friends we aro and friends wd must remain at any cost I am sure I learned more truth at that convention In Lexington than In my thirty years church life Including the time I studied for a Catholic priest There Is no question that If ono of the sheep gets out of the faith box the preachers will all unite to hunt him down and fetch him back Into the fold and feed him an extra meal of orthodoxy bran to keep him there They tried It on me too but It didnt work Yours for B P I MEMIL FREDERICK Comment Hero Is a Kentuckian educated for a Catholic priest and he writes against liquor and signs himself Yours for B P I MDruno Paine Ingersoll and Moore and yet there are people who do not believe in miracles At this tate in one more year Pope Plus X will be getting up clubs for the Blade Ive got a club for him Ohlor Enclosed please find bill to help keep the Blade my favorite newspapergoing It would bo most unfortunate to have the Blade suspend I count among my special friends although strangers the writers wbtxcontrlbute to the col umns of tho Blade and all who are connected with Its publication Some wouldhelpsupportonecause of Infidelity must be to some extent a martyr The advocacy of integrjtpiu 1foundtouttthan the gift of one dollar each So here Is my dollar and as to the sue t pension if this must be let this front a poor man go to reward as think the noblest men and women anyIIs wise and good he shall know that there are souls who would clear away thocmuoltythe serving of him from his hopeful creatures My firm conviction that QngcrImputed I hope and wish eternal blessing toIevery sentient creature But while that book Is Gods word and will let me find In death eternal steep I havo plenty reason Mr Moore for with holding my Identity at this time Iv hope for better In Ute tutllreX CANT DO WITHOUT THE BLADE South Fork Pa Dec 1903 Dear Brothers Moore and Hughes Having noticed in late Blade tho proposed method to sustain the samo I hasten to respond Find enclosed check for 225 Uso one dollar to extend my subscription to October 1904 and one dollar to help pay for linotype placing the same to my credit and I will try to get a new subscriber for it For tho 25 cents kindly send me two or three Freothought buttons and a pebble from the Holy Lanu if you have one to spare I feel that I cannot do with out the Blade It Is the best and most appreciated reading matter that comes to my home and I do hope that all the brothers and sisters will come at once to Is rescue- I remain sincerely yours for a better fate MRS C W FARBER A COOKIE MISS Tells What She Thinks A out Dog Fennel In the Orient St Lyons Mo Dec 13 1903 Mr Moore- You may remember me as one of tho passengers on tho Moltko havo only lately returned home from being absent nine months I have enjoyed the trip over again In your book should like you to mall me with Ina day or two or this week if possible one of your books Dog Fennel IIIIthe Orient Please mark It for MrIDan H Cole 4063 Westminster and enclose he bill to Yours meIMISS J B GLOVERIThe second edition of Dog Fennel Is now completed and ready for the mail Send your order Price 100 ++01111111111111111111111 + LEXINGTON EASTERN RAtLWAYIEastbound Main Line No2 No4 Lye Lexington 225 pm 745 am Lve Winchester 310 pm 825 am Lve Btyvlllo Jim 511 pm 1029 pm Arr O K Junc611 pm 1126 am Arr Jackson 615 pm 1130 am O K Branch No 33 No 21 Lve JacKron 330 pm 1120 am Lve O K Jnc335 pm 1126 am Arr Helechawa 518 pm 1228 am Arr Cannel Clty645 pm 1245 am WestboundkOLve Cannot City 715 am 106 pm 1 Lve Helechawa 741 am 122 pm Arr O K Jnc92G am 230 pm Arr Jackson 930 am 235 pm l pLveArr O K Jnc925 am 230 pm t 326Pl1lrAtrice l