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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 1 t T RLUE GRASS BLADEtfat EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALSPUBLTSllED i WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOLUME XII NUMBER 50 LEXINGTON KENTUCKYSUNDAY FEBRUARY 7 E M 304 10o YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year SlOO In clubs of five or more 60 cents each a yeariTcrms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150lFive copies one year Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to tn Blue Grass Blado Lexington Ky When you change your address vise this office giving your Old n well as tile now address When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old subscriber The address slip on the paper show expiration of subscription an serve as a receipt as the date changes as soon ar lubscrlber pays Subscript v o this publication are lColltd paplrattunuutes so ordered by the subscriber The courts Invariably hold a subscribe- reaponstnle to the publisher for lh subscription price of all capers received unth the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered dlscon tlnued Office of publication 161 East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexlng ton Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to JLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED TUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink It- believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor it demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking fo bread of the men of genius It ha wrecked of the millions who hav struggled with Imaginary serpent- produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails ot the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank d not wonder that every thoughtful ma Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever separateGrltIn Is this ernment founded uppn the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfleld TRIED CHRISTIAN SCIENCE AND DIED AS RESUL- Paduealq Jan 27The first case In which Christian Science vn called Into question by the was the death of Mrs LIIII fhere who suffered thirteen month- from consumption without a doctor Tho coroner held an Inquest II learned that her family wanted one but she refused A death certificate was then Issued ami no ono was responsible He Bought Dog Fennels Carlo Ills Jan 11th 1904 Mr Jas Hughes Dear SirDeg to advise that al books arrived In good shape ratho- Into flirt please all who enjoy good square statements of even religious matters Yours truly- R WOODWARD k c df APOCRYPHALNEW TESTAMENT MAILED TO YOU FOR 100 POST AGE PREPAID Handsome Ofd Gold Binding Splendid Paper fcilt Edge and Full Page Fine Engravings CHEAPEST EVER SOLD IN S New York City Jan 1904 Charles C Moore Dour Slrln answer to your postal of January Ifith will say In reply that ApocrphalNew wiln this book mako the low price owscents net that Is post tplnginchllledTho pay moat Hoping you well remain Very iPETER NowTestament LexIngtonperfectly plain edition cost mo 150 Ntrope jBut the Blue Grass Blade Is work ag for the reputablon of being the cheapest Infidel literature house In the world Peter Eckler Son are the greatest publishers of Infidel literature In the world but while they have fine facie Itles for publishing they have nothing like so great facilities for selling the Ditto Grass blade has and therefore can and will deliver to you In part of the United States this edition of the Apocryphal New Testament for fromdSend me 100 and your order will bo Immediately forwarded to New York and tho book immediately mall i lpt7iiW Itom theta This Is perhaps tho most beautiful TantaeIt Is bound in cloth of old gold color printedthe stylethepngefinethe old masters of scenes In the life real or alleged of Jesus It Is the same translation and edt printedInIt contains his two prefaces to annotadonstonal preface by Peter Eckler The title page of the hook facing a full page picture of Tho Son of Mary Is as follows Testamentbeingand other pieces now extant attributed in the first four centuries to Jesus Christ his Apostles anti their companions and not Included In tin compliersTranslated volume New York Peter Eckler publfslien No 35 Fulton street The hook contains 287 pages side tho two pages for each picture and Is Vj by Inches containing about as much matter as the Canonic New Testament now used In tho Pro testant and Catholic churches For the benefit of those who may ApccryphaNowlowing explanation hersearlletsConstnptineAt that time there were various parchnteachings of Jesus Christ and of his was great disputing among the Christians as to which of these loops were genuine and authentic and which wero fraudulent and untrue and Constantino called together 70 prominent Christians to determine which of these books wero true and which were false There Is only one way given with a little variation that explains thl process by which they determined tearTPamphllliiK collectsrd Chrlatias p theey would show which were the genlune byIcommunion table while the genlune ones would remain on It anti Euseblus accortihtglythat off of tho communion table while the thorAnother version of tho story Is that thdso seventy men piled all the bosh together undo a communion tablo and prayed God that ho would show which were tho genuine ones by malt- Ing the genuine ones rise and get on top of tho table and that it happened getInAble which table was probably then much longer than It Is now while the false ones remained on the loot In any event tho books that were thus decided to bo genuine were about half of the collection and they were put together to make what now called the Canonic New Testa ment that Is used in the Protestant and Catholic churches Those books that were then pro nounced spurious had their friends and adherents among some of tho small and unpopular sects of the Christians anti were thus preserved anylookcollected them and translated them from the Greek into English anti ApocryphalNew 2Theto his second edition that ho had charged with printing this Apocryphal New Testament In the Interest of printedItt fWhateverpose of tho Archblshcp In compiling wfahooks for tho Infidel propagandist or students because It shows plainly how a Bible can bo gotten up and accepted by Christians as being true when It Is all a fraud from start to finish Some of the stories of Jesus Christ anti his Apostles In the Apocryphal New Testament coincide with those In the Cononlc Now Testament and some are quito different Some of the accounts show Jess to have been a very had boy when he was at school and they tell about Jesus fro mthe time he came back from Egypt until he was years old and then tape tip the account of his disputing with the lectors In the tern pie Just as the Canonic New Testa ment does though the Canonic Now Testament tells nothing about from the tlmo of his return fro Egypt where the Apocryphal New Testament says he staid three years up to the time of his disputing with the doctors Ono of the fine engravings Is oLJ dispute with the doctors ono of the old masters TeSjncntitells Dog Fennel In tlr Orient that is certainly very looking and that the guides Chris tlan Jewish and Mohammedan told mo was the same treo under which Jesus slept ono night when he wa a little boy and It must be so for th tree Is there now and I saw It It also tells about the miraculous groundgMary asked God to give her some water to wash Jesus anti drank some of the water out of the spring though Jesus had been washed In It tasted all right and got a number of pretty pebbles from that spring and sent them to different persons nil over America who asked me to seat them relics from the Orient Some of the Epistles In the Apocry phal New Testament are beautiful and contain lovely morals though some the reading and one picture are 1cindecent as we have In the Canonic Bible think that under tho circum stances we ought to make a very large sale of this Uaalcup In the thousands and hope that those who buy It will write me for publication their opinions of It Tho book Is Indispensable to an complete Infidel library and am glad have thus arranged to fill the calls for It that ho Blade has had SNOOW ON ALCOHOL hasifen good friend to the Blade Moderation Is nn old exploded the ory for the solution of the drink habit Tho saloon Itself has now adopts- that solution It vitually says Civ us the moderate drinker and the of sots will take care of themselves It attempts to show that man has a natural appetite for Intoxicants That all savage nations and the apes and mono keys closest related to man rendll take to drink This Is true but th conclusion Is based on the false n sumption that all things originated In perfection and are perfect models Tho new science of evolution teaches there Is no perfection In the universe hut wo should look to the living fu ture rather than the dead past for an approach thereto These defamers science would keep men In Ignornnc for the money there Is In It Herb rot lag animals on migrating to distant points sometimes have an appetite r and feast on poisonous plants kill them by thousands A number generations evolute these animalsthose that survive Into different Ings either having Instincts prompt them to refuse to eat plants or make them Immune to poison Intelligence has prompj man to creato alcohol Intelligen must prompt him to desist using It a beverage Ho who has eyes to see lot him see Send In your order for Dog Fennel In tho Orient edition now out 1 THE CLERGY THE IROQUIOS THEATER HORROR AND THE PENNSYLVANIA MINE DISASTER URecentlywere burned to death In the Iroquois theater In Chicago the clergy Catho lie and Protestant said It was because God was opposed to theaters Now an accident has occurred In Pennsylvania coal mine by which nearly 200 miners were burned to death Of course that means that God liermen because they were digging themselvesn61degreesknown In America tunfreezinghimselfburning thwarttheGodburntIf there Is an Incorrigible hopeless earthItNO LONGER BAPTIST INSTITUTION i I Outgrownt Chicago Jan 2STho University of Chicago Is no longer a Baptist in wordsBresillent universityIascharacter He declared that In the nature of Its faculty Its students and itsmproCessorsAll the bulldlifcs on the campus were uud for by peLple of other creeds ho ntlnued andtP9 out of every 1000 opt that gL D itocke- tbuted o w by pe pIe not membo k JReligious In tin ersltles he ridded is narrowmlnd Iness and the fact that the Univer ty of Chicago has broken away from is class is an evidence of Its mental ogress Denominationalism may np y to small colleges but not to large tesi TEXTeclipawng as DiessiahTnavenue Rev W Hanson Pulsford preached from Luke xvl on the text Stake to yourselves friends of the thatrye may you to everlasting habitations the evangelists make mis 1akes said he and this Is one of them For years have been quoting that passage as a plain Instruction of Jesus friendstgettlngpreacher and church and It Is tilt thing that is regularly being done by priests and preachers The man who had mined moro gamblemadye was repeatedly Indicted for running tare banks In Lexington as published In all Lexington newspapers was when ho came to die baptized in a bathtub and received Into full fellowship In the Broadway Campbelllte church amsplnlnIscriptures LQxington Lexingtod t a same time every church In town will take any amount of money that they can Lexlngton exssame everythingthattars from big Lexington distillers to pay these preachers and build their churches I have heart a great man sermon includlneg my on everyheardfrom that passage In Luke xvi and troukofIt noatt say9nhe g meanince g it and it theta ever was any Jesus and he was a man of even decent morals llbCl1against r an authority for getting and using the money of rich old Christian rascals When Boh Ingersoll wrote about ralsellhelluhnlco oldIvwclaimed to be binding on Christiana but here comes a Christian skypllo1 and says the evangelists Matthew Marl Luke find John made mis of which this Is one anti we near any mule kicks Ing from any of the hruthcring of the skybusting persuasion If these preachers are going to keep opdoubtas they can get pay dirt out of It and If they want to he even halfway hon est about It they ought to get out an edition of the New Testament that orangeliststart letters so that we will not be liable to go to hell abet off shovel for believing these derogatory things about Jesus Christ that the evangelists have put Into the New Testament through mistake Its getting so that dont know what to Move when read my Bible CLERGYMEN Abandons His Pastorate Because He Says Women of His Flock Were Struck On Him Htillsboro 0 Jan 25Tho con rogations of tho Christian Church In Lynchburg and Fairview this count are without a pastor The handsomi young gentleman who has been lashing after their spiritual welfare for the past few months has left His name Is James Burton Smith He came to this part of the country last July Finding that the flocks In the two places had no shepherd ho apIplied for the position He was played for one year beginning August last He said that he had ccmt from Northern Alabama where he had 11I1tSmith ad tin a w pat cods to keep tho wo if from The members of the JOUlfI10d Lynchburg advanced money Smiths wife to that place aoon established as the three months ho gave inemebrs say Smith sent in his resignation Jan uary to take effect Sunday He an nounced that last Sunday would bo the last tme he would preach Effforr that time arrived however he hat disposed of his household goads On evening In company with his wlfy ho quietly departed hnvlngtnthors of his flock were enamored of pastrrtlAfter he had left Lynchbiirg the of leers of the church met to take mat action dismissing him and a statement was Issued for publication In the Christian Lender the organ a tho church The charges allege sat ious offenses against the church and its members It Is mill that the Rev Mr Smith is i native of Newark Ohio anti that for several years he has preached In vaWous iKirts of Ohio Kentucky am West Virginia GOD USES AN ASSASSIN Some one has sent mo a market copy of the Great Falls Montana In a cattle and sheep com parry had been assassinated and a meeting of the company passed rest Unions on the death of their comrade The merited resolution roads as fol lowsWhereas It has pleased the lmighty Power to have made the hand of an assassin the Instrument by which to remove from our association thJ presence of ono of Its most esteem eu members Mr Paul C Wagnltz of Missoula county and The party sending tho paper has written on the margin How God bail him killed and then they pray to let him rest That seems n little strange to us unregenerate rank outsiders hut that Is theologyThe would not have amounted to a hill of beans and we all should have been damned beyond a peradventure If it had not been for Judlas Iscarlot The atonement would not have workout worth a cent If Judrs had net told the Jows where Jesus was hid so that Jesus could be killed for our sins See NOTICE On Sunday March 1904 the templelistcontributors and subscribers to the RomeCongress Fund and for Dr J Wilsons book The list will be pre SaturdayFebruary requestthave paid will be so marked Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Bank Bldg Cincinnati Got a copy of Deg Funnel lu tho Orient Only 1 n SLOT MACHINES GET THE PENNIES Sunday School Collection Said to be lJvlcesGctPLAN TO DESTROY PRACTICE Tho Innocent leaking slot machines net the Jlennlnthojthe reward Is n chance candysalted Sundayoltcoltheir Imaginations conjure that It tobuythe Hottentots the youngsters pre fer to drop the copper In the slot and themselvesThey whenceIrehtoes to buy meat variety for the ann nlbals We have taken to a system of cpofthe end of the year to show tho ra ord to the parents In tho hope that they will discourage the slot machine rosinessCommentTho above hooding and all Is a newspaper clipping sent me rom some one to mo unknown pa net THE BLUE GRASS BLADES NEW FOLDING MACHINE Mr Hughes has bought right new from the manufacturers a folding machine that costs 21500 The Hlaile prints Gouo papers and mill this time it has taken three foldherun by the electric mctor folds 000Jpiholon less than two hours The manufactucisifclve him a year n which n long ihlie l le otteltto liave a folrJtKjia and If the lade now Tnd of moon try or appliance do not know It The Blade office Is suppose the test equipped Infidel printing office n the world and it Is the best all irounil printing office that over saw hat did not cost moro thou twice the imoiint of money Mr Hughes Is not spending hU money an the things that please the yplcal Kentucklan He Is spending It o further the greatest work that was ver undertaken by great anti gool oeople the substitution of virtue and honestyghat ever cursed the eurth tho Chris religion Good men and women wherever hey may he should help him by send ng their money to pay for the Mode it the usual rntes1 n single uwte moreiture the world over saw or Is likely to oe anywhere else arty time socn BAPTISMAL PARTY ON A FLOE OF ICE Philadelphia Telegram to the New York Herald Twenty flee persons In a bnutliinnl party hunted down the Delaware river today en au Immense cf thin lee opposite North Cramer Hill Cntndeu All were rescued nuInew sect Elder Charles linker he Ice to conduct the baptism large piece of Ice became separate from the shore and began to drift shouts cf warning from those on the Ivors bank was the first notlco the arty had of their danger The men assisted the women to leap from one piece of the Ice to another anti all readied shallow vrater and were able to wade ashore Nothing daunted tho elders decided o conduct the baptism Elder Baker lipped Mrs Margaret Clark of 2080 North twenttyninth street this oily uider the water hilt lost his gulp on tel She floated almost under a large cotta of ice hut teas rcscrcU by John Cherry She was then lifted out so exhausted she could hardly stand Pram The Adolpt After reviewing superstition Jose phluo K Henry said How can the world be gulled by such gross super stltlon Our answer is tho samo way that savages are held In a savage stateby natural law This Is why tostuportitiouand why so many seemingly intolll cannotulet go This science should matte all Freethinkers more charitable towards Christians CAMPBELLITE CHRISTIAN BANK CASHIER SUICIDES A letter anti newspaper clipping from SlBounuy Iowa tires an nc count of the funeral of P Uttor bath who suicided in coiisenuonco of the disappearance of money from the bank of which he was cashier The funeral was conducted by C iL Straw pastor of tho Christian church uJitiS J w From tho Hams Horn WHEN AN ATHEIST- AOKNOWLEDGES GOD Editor the Rams Thorn A letter written by Mrs Mary Ben Jaman on tho death of tlio notod del Paine calls my attention to an dent that actually occurred In this vi cinity some years ago parties hereafter spoken of are wolf known to tho writer i There lives not moro than three aFmiles from us a noted Infidel who one time had a bad soro on one of his limbs Ho had employed the best medical skill that he could procure but all to no aril When about to give up In despair some friend told him an old physician that had recent moved Into an adjoining neighborhood who was a specialist on sores of like nature Ho decided at once to give him a trial and sent for him to come at an early dato and see If anything could bo done to relievo or If poss ble euro Tho doctor same and took tho case- In hand and after giving a thorough examination knowing the afflicted mans belief said to him Mr can save your life but will bo obliged to amputate your limb Tho disheartened man said to tIle doctor 0 my God never can en duro that in tho world To this tIle doctor replied with a gentle tap on his shoulder Your God Mr I did not know you believed In any God To that the sick man replied tell you doctor when you come down to the depth of belief thero Is not a man on earth who does not believe In God We believe that Is a true statementA Some one sent mo a copy of the Rams Horn a religious paper having on its tab the name Thomas Duoll I took a leisure time and read near ly everything In It Tho only thing found In It that was of any interest to mo was tho above letter If Mrs Mary Benjamin is going to do anything for Christianity sho will have to get something fresher that the death of Tom Paine nearly a hun dred years ago I would suggest to her for Instance the death of Ingersoll or Herbert Spencer or of Leo XllL whore the facts are all fresh in our minds Willie It Is true that some of the ttclergy are contending that Tom Paine Christian and a model man we Infidels for tho sake of the argument jlf will grant all that has ever been said against Paine and ten times as much more as all true It Is a fact that he never had any children but we will grant that his r last words were telling his daughter to die In JJ hrlstlan faith of her moth itTtL9ar Jnnail startdS when he said re Gently InrHpulplt that Ingersoll had suicided Tho Rams Horn and Sister Ben jamin ought to work that lead some and give us something fresh and let up on poor old Tom Paine Poor Toms acold and nobody even knows where his bones aro and ho has no rich kin to take up for him But In gersoll and Spencer the Infidels and Loo XIII the Christian all had money and plenty of friends and Then Rams Horn and Sister Molly Ben ought to ventilate that trio and show how ardly the Infidels Ingersoll and Spen cer died and how nobly and triumphal ly Leo XIII died I claim to be an Atheist too but for Gods sake give us something a little moro uptodate than the death of Tom Paine Now then we begin on a fresher storyThere lives not more than three miles from us a noted Infidel says the Rams Horn correspondent This noted Infidel Is probably liv lag now as tho Issue of the Horn things In that paper are all in hornIn which tills occurs is of December 5th 1903 It seems to mo that I never knew a Christian paper to have a story of this kind that was not a noted Infi delWo little onehoss Infidels are beneath their notice They only deal with the noted brand of Infidels- thought knew pretty much all the noted Infidels In the United States As far as I know there is not a noted Infidel In America who has not at somo time written one or more pieces for this paper but here seems to be a noted Infidel who has fail ed to report himself to the Blade The account falls to mention theory important Item as to whether tho noted Infidel had his leg or arm whichever it was cut off and whether or not he died from the amputation If he died from tho amputation it would be of Interest to tell whether or not he recanted and called upon Christ to forgive him as Sister Molly Ben doubtless says poor old Tom did This noted Infidel livesDec 1903 throe miles from US but who US is and where US lives Is not giv en When we get down to the bottom of tIle page we find not tho name of US but the the initials A C B It Is true that tho writer of that letter may have been named Alexander Campbell Blackstone which would havo boon a fine largo Imposing name but some how to us rank outside un regenerates it looks like the writer was afraid his name and address would not add anything to the force of the story and he simply picked the first three letters of the alpha bet and had only skill enough In got ting up a disguise to change their or der from the ordinary A B C that are frequently signed when men think a piece would be weakened by giving the name of the party who wrote it and when he comes to giving his post office there are on the left corner sim ply two dashes like those and any opportunity to find out tho truth of the statements is utterly pre eluded by the pious Horn as is com In all tmon among Christina papers such easesnThen when wo come to the name L of this noted Infidel It Is simply jir still no cluo as to It ntln proverb says Ubl troa mod Icl duo athol wltoro there are three doctor you will find two Atheists that Is that twothirds of tho doctor are Atnoistt but hero Is a case of a doctor who so far from being an Athe to preach a 1st uses his profession lint prudentsermon against Atheism ly tho name of tho doctor Is not given The piece takes pains to say twice limb Inctoad of saying leg or arm either of which are shorter and more satisfactory than limb I have been a newspaper reporter and any man who under those cir cumstances would have said lImb In stead of leg or ann would have been regarded as a fool and unfit for hlt Job mud when his noted Infidel lived only three miles from A B it Is reasonable to suppose that Col Blackolono must have known whether It was an arm or a leg that the noted infidel had cut off as ho must have hoard as he was living December Cth 1903 and must have had one limb cutoff as that specialist on sores had told him had to be done unless the specialist waS lying In which event the story Is not worth printing for u physician who would shock a patient unecchsarlly by lying to him In tell- Ing him that he would have to off his leg would He about anything else It Col Alexander Campbell Black stone had said whether It was a leg or an arm that this noted Infidel had cut off it would of course make It much easier to test whoUier the onel was lying or telling the truth and that is tile thing of all things that Christians do not want Infidels to find nut when Christians are talking about Infidels It Is an Interesting fact in this con nectlon that the whole page on which Colonel Blackstones letter occurs Is devoted to letters written to the Rams Horn and all of them except Ute Colonels letter have the post fice adress town and State of the writer because there Is nothing in any of the others that anybody would feel any Interest In tracing out to see whether or not It was true The Blade prints probably more ters written to It than any paper In tho United States and there Is not an average of one In a hundred that does not have the full name and address of the writer and If In some rare case some man never a woman asks me not to print his name nearly ways In a comment mention the fact and state tint the communication loses force on that account and Uiat tho reader may take It for what It is worth The Rams Horn Is printed at 110 La Salle Avenue Chicago U S A No editors name Is given It Is taifixed so that If tie Horn blows a lie you cannot pin It down on any particular man The whole letter Is nothing but a specimen of tIle twaddle with which religious newspapers are filled and whether true or false Is a matter no moment except as It bears on tIle character of Christian Journalism land tltflfefa ucc llYl pit thattthousanu peol a will read what 6m saying Out of theso ten or twelve thousand Uiere will probably be from five hundred to one thousand Christians who will read this and of those 500 or 1000 Christians who will rend this there will probably be as many as twentyfive Christians In Chicago who will see It Including everybody connected with the publication of the Rams Horn- I say here plainly hint believe that whole story Is a lie and was believed to be such by the manager or mana gers of the Rams Horn when they printed it This paper the Blade has been said by Rowells Newspaper Directory of New York City to have the largest circulation of any of tIle nineteen In fidel publicatIons in America and If any noted Infidel had had a limb amputated In America and had been living on December 5th 1903 would probably know something about It t Is my Job to know about noted InfidelsI now that from different sources there will probably be a dozen copies of this paper sent to the Hams Horn with this piece marked In it tho Rams Horn will never dare to try to prove that It told the truth In that statement and hereby charge the Rams Thorn with having lied until It makes at least some effort In reply to tills piece to prove that It at least tried to tell the truUi The Blade among Infidels Is a much more noted Infidel exponent than the Rams Horn Is among Christians and tho Blade has to waive its rank to notice such a paper as the Rams Horn at all but am willing to do this to expose the Christian paper which is of sufficient Importance to justify that and until the Rams Horn sustains Itself In this matter be hero It has wilfully lied and challenge It to try to clear its skirts of the charge and the chances are ten to one that It will swallow the suspicion that It has lied rather than try to prove what It has said From Pink Iconoclast BEAUTIFUL One of the rotten batches served up to children In the past fifty years by the religious lunkheads Is the lowing taken from a catechism The poor kids were compelled to commit It to memory and like a parrot give the correct answers or get a little h beat Into or out of them as the case might be by the religious parents Whore Is hell Under tho eartha place of dark nessWho live In hell The devil his angels and bad menWhat do they do In lien They curse God and sin contin uallyIto to hell I doIAnd every little liar had to admit that he deserved to go to such a place simply because an allwise lov kind and big ho personal God had made tho place and then made the ltd for the sole purpose of chuck ing him Into It Such stuff makes me rod and causes ma to doubt the iental capacity of religious cranks ont it you L ii LYING TO- GOD8 GLORY To Uu Editor of Itlue Grass Blade Dr WIlsons recent letter entitled Defamers of the Dead In which ho stonily arrays that pulpit lily Rev Francis Strough and surrounds him wlUi tho doubtful fragrance of falsehoods willful and malicious comes to every lover of the truth with a spice of sadness mingled with that of pleas lira Sad Indeed when we contemplate Uio fact that our chief liars In tie faming dead Infidels however noble such lives may have been are among those who ear nthclr bread In the pulpit a sad commentary if not a acknowledgement that the ChrlsUan religion Is driven to desperate straits In offering such old wormy chestnuts as a part of that stock In trade which Uiey display In making converts and keeping them lined up Alai to the straight and narrow way that It should be Strough ed with such We are told that there Is ho fa like tho foolhardy and when Rev Strough In his address before the Y C A tells them that Col Ingersoll committed suicide Uio finger of seer will point Uio Reverend gentleman a the most foolhardy of all liars and defamers thus far of lato Inger soll and relegate him to the dunce block with paper cap and all complete and no further testimony on his part required and while In his exalted po sltlon t111 the dunceblock please pass him tho Blblo and compel him to read aloud from Cor 18 where he Is required to become a fool that ho stay be wise Also chapter Iv 10 where Paul says We are fools for Christs sake Let us bid adieu to Rev Francis Strough with the follow ing proposition from the poet Milton Benighted walks under the midday sun- Himself his own dungeon The following Incident in connection with the foregoing will perhaps bo of interest to your readers During my sojourn of thirtythree yours In oil regions of Pennsyl vania I formed acquaintance of a Baptist preacher who resided and preached In our town for several years During one of his sermons prior to the death of Ingersoll he pict tired Christians meeting death bravely on the battlefield during tIle civIl war while on the other hand all Infidels were noted cowards and as ail lllus tratlon he said Look at tie sad spectacle of Col IngeraoIL the notor lous Infidel skulking away from his ngIna Coritcderalfl soldier boy to rsiemQaud muroiJi hrotenllragoOn the following Monday I accosted my Hardshell Baptist frlei d on the street and asked him If h could show me In history or oil erwise where Col Ingersoll was ever c mrgec with cowardice My query ma Ie him quite uneasy and he suggested that It would be better to look the matter up before giving It to your co grega lion as a fact and thereby sonlng the minds of your hearers uiliny of whom were little children C mtlnu Ing said Rev B youyenned through war and come homo a pr1 rate soldier while Robert In ersoll reached the rank of Colonel com pany with you have attended arlous reunions of veterans of the civ war and whenever an opportunity present ed itself you have greeted ad dressed such gatherings with naught but words of kindness and wlUi lusty voice have Joined In singing about the Dear Old Comrade but when you reach homo again you forget that Cal Ingersoll as well as you and I served under tho same flag and you strait way mount the pulpit and wlUi holy zeal 1 you single out and falsely proclaim Col Ingersoll a coward Getting nearer to my hidebound or thodox comrade and with the assur ance that It was a confidential matter said Old comrade bo honest and tell mo what possessed you to handle the truth so carelessly In defaming Col Ingersoll from the pulpit and not elsewhere Was It tho Old Boy that took Christ up Into the exceeding high mountain and failed In his mission but tempted you to slander an old comrade or did It originate wholly with you He replled We are Instructed to tell Uiese stories Seeing that he was much embarras sed I did not orowd him further by asking who Instructed him but rather pitied him by way of apology on his behalf quoted Romans Rev B In his weakness tried to shift the blame on some one else while Rev Strough in the present case made a futile effort to dump his load of falsehoods on Rev Agnew All for Thy Glory Herewith enclose for which set the date of my subscription one year ahead also find order for extras etc to use up balance Will send money soon for second lot of cards am crippled wlUi rheumatism and out of commission now in my year and a dollar begins to look as big as u cart wheel Please forward Dog Fennel ordered about the time the first edition was exhausted Mr Winthrop Packard In a recent article In Boston Brown Book en titled Rounding up Israel says Tho fact Is PalesUno has noblo tra ditions and not much else We got our religion from Palestine but that happened some time ago and the re turns are all In shall not believe that the returns are all In until I hear from Dog Fen nol In tho Orient and then I shall doubtless remind Mr Packard of his mistake and advise him to send for the latest returns from Bro Moore Have Just received DOg Fennel Thanks E I ROFFEE Hamilton R I iJ iI4c From Branns Iconoclast SOME HOT STUFF Mrs Lula M Clark of Colorado wrote an Interesting article for this Journal In reply to President Roose volts letter on race suicide The editor of Tho Patriarch of Seattle took exceptions to many things In Mrs Clarks roply mil In upholding tho Strenuous One gave sonic otters to many of our lady renders Rev Nancy Mel 1lielpln of Hills bore Arizona sends us a caustic reply to the Patriarch editor much of which we are compelled to omit owing to fact that Teddy has not yet equipped tho trial service with asbestos bags In her reply Mrs Phelps says In part Women deficient In mental caliber still marry and are given in marriage to men who have no right to call them solves by that name for In the first place man Adam or the two In onewere made In Gods own likeness But the little chappies of the Julius tomthem say these women marry to suckle fools and chronicle small beer and that Is the reason why there are so many specimens of the Patriarch gender floating around loose In society Like Topsy they upI woman objects to preIspring of a man clean upright God fearing who can give what he demands a clean body and a pure soul Oh yes Partrll Youre mistaken youfIts not mothers were looking for Its fathers Why If was tho mother or a bevy of blooming lasses In this day and age Id advise them to tie a millstone around their neck and drown themselves In nearest frog pond rather than become the wives of these prostitute specimen of dives and salooous Oh yes sonny better that the generation of earth perish than to people the footstool of a righteous God with Sodomites How long before you will cease hunting for womans place and find your own You thought you lead the cinch on the situation you could tramp under your old brogans every commandment of God and go scot freebut your sin has found you out and so has woman see- The women of today are looking for men and they find Uiem about as scarce as hens teeth It takes two In the yoke or In harness pulling even over tho uneven roadway of life to form the perfect unit and reach the goal How can a clear selfrespect Ing girl put her neck under the yoke with a tobacco plug or walk Into the collar wlUi a whisky barrel or prostl tute her body by giving herself to the rotten embrace of a bawdy house creature In the semblance of man Id advise you to study social econoni Ics as taught In the Bible Meanwhile If you and Roosevelt are fearful that your especial line will run out Ujratch a few yourselves As for wo hey cant afford to go down to wery year or so to propagate hour species They are willing to go that way for men but not for monkeys Also my advice would be let Cady Stanton alone It Is not with Iin the scope of your possibilities to accomplish tho work that she has accomplished and bring up a large family of children of whom any moUi er might be proud If she was an Infidel it was because of the Infernal dogmas of CalvJnlstlcal born to be saved or born to be damned Pull down your bonnet and shako when your priest the husband comes in only blame her that she failed to un derstand her bible and despise the bigoted fools la breeches Meanwhile until you arrive at the port of common sense you blister on the hide of creation Go soak your head REV N McD PHELPS Comment The Patriarch alluded to is a paper published by a ChrlsUan In the Interest of saloons DEFENDING OUR TOM PAINE Somerset Ky Jan 2Cth 1904 Mr Charles C Moore Dear SlrI see In your paper some erroneous statements In regard to Thomas Paine That he had the drinking habit that he died In poverty and neglect and that he recanted to Mary Roscoe according to Stephen Gullet Paine drank as everybody did In those days Mr Sorett who kept the City Hotel where Paine stopped In a note to Caleb BIngham declared that Paine drank less than any hoarder he had When Paine returned to this country In 1802 he was worth 30000 he was the owner of thirty shares In the Now York Phoenix In surance Co valued at 1500 Be sides he had some personal property and ready money A valuable farni twenty miles from New York In his will he made several bequests among them was 200 to Thos Addis mett a brother to Robt Einmltt and 100 to the widow EHhu Palmer This does not look much like ho was povertystrlcken have heard this old story about Palnes recanting to Mary Roscoe and also the same story alleged to have been told to Mary Hlnsdal Mary Roscoo and Mary Hlnsdale were one and the same per son Mary lived with Stephen Gulletl as a servant and no doubt she and Steve matched the lie Her maiden name was Roscoe and she afterward married Henry Hlnsdalo and was In the family of Wllet Hicks He pro nounced her story a pious fraud and fabrication This same sweet Mary told the following story Mary Sock wood a Hlckelte quaker died and Mary Hlnsdale met her brother and told him his sister had recanted and wanted her to say so at her funeral This also turned out to He Some of the friends believed tool ates and they did not give credence to her statements These charges have been made against Paino before and Ingersoll offered a thousand dol lars to any one who would prove any one of them He In his lecture on Thomas Paine disproves thom all as well as some other told about Paine Wlllet Hicks and Ellas Hicks who were with Paine frequently duroL lug his last sickness and both of whom tried to pursuade him to recant said Ho died as he had lived a be IIJI JIrlft liever In God and a friend to man James Cheotham Values most mall cloths enemy said lie died placidly and almost without a struggle James Chccthanifl Life of Thomas Palno Two ministers Mlllldollar anti Cun ningham told Palno that If ho died without believing In tho lord Jesus Christ ho would be damned and Pnlno replied Let mo have of your popish Bluff Good morning Shenvlns Llfo of Ill no page 220 Dr Manly who attended Palno In h last sickness and to whom Pnlnn spoko his last words asked Palno If ho did not wish to bollive In Jesus Christ ho replied have no wish to be lieve on that subject Wlllet HIckH was offered money to say Paine re canted Ho was even offered money to remain silent and allow oUicrs slander the dead This same Mary Hlnsdalo nee Roscoe was asked about Palnes recantation Sho said It has been so long ago do not remember Paine did not recant He asked to be burled In the Quaker cemetery and was refused If he recanted he would not have been refused burial No man who is familiar with the history of his country would say ono word against Thomas Paine It Is only the Christian and Ignorant who try to parage his memary Your friend SAM N SCOTT M D Comment In thin article In the Blade here referred to by Dr Scott there was nothing said against Paine by anybody except the woman Roscoe and the preacher Gullett though tIll wording of the article written by James B Elliott Secretary of the Paine Memorial Association hail as noticed at the time myself the peculiarity of being In some places written against Paine All that was said against Paine ex cept that said by his Christian de famers was when said myself that tho two Tom Palnes both had the drinking habit which suppose was true am however glad to print this letter especially as It comes from my own State- BIGAMOUS MINISTER AT HOME Taken From Delaware to be Prose cuted In Iowa Dos Moines la Jan 25 Smiling serenely from behind the bars of tho county Jail at Slgourney Rev I B Taylor debonalre handsome and well groomed awaits trial on the charge of bigamy that was preferred by Johnson Graves of Martlnsburg laIfather of beautiful young woman to whom he was married Sheriff Baty of Keokuk County arrived day from Wilmington Del with the dashing minister The Governor of Delaware waived his claim upon this prisoner In favor of Iowa as under the Delaware law ho could not be prosecuted for bigamy as both wives do not reside In that State Taylor was convicted at Wilmington of de sorting wife No1 and their two chil dren and was sent to Jail upon de fault of land to guarantee contributing 2500 monthly to their support His second wife whom be left In Iowa with one child already ilwnv and another that has siimcocone Into the world las made no move to prosecute him but her father is push ing the charge- PREACHERS BEFORE THE COURT Norrlstown Jan 23 Charged by his wife with desertion and nonsupport Rev H W Drown formerly of Royersford was held In 500 ball by Justice Keely of Royersford for his appearance at court his father also- a minister going on his bond In June 1893 the defendent with a promising career married Flora a daughter of J W Petermaii residing near Royersford1 He afterward be carne pastor of the Evangelical Church at Terre Hill Pa which he left to take a larger church at Allentown Here It Is alleged his relations with his wife grow cold In the summer of 1899 It Is alleged he sent his wife and son on a visit to the home of her parents and In a short time a letter was received from Mr Brown s father saying that he hall resigned as pastor and disap neared from Allentown All traces of him were lost until he was recently orated at Mount Carmel where he posed as a single man TIS THE COMFORT LINE II Tnee Reclining Cbaif Cans ON THE POP- ULARHenderson RouteBETWEEN LOUISVILLE EVANSVILLE ST LOUIS WEST AND SOUTHWEST ++As we are the Originators of Free Reclining Chair Car Service Between Louisville and St Louis Dont you think It would pay you In traveling to Get the Henderson Rou- teHabitit will us ASK ABOUT ITI +J IRWIN GEO GARRETTm Genl Pass Agt Trav Pass Agt LOUISVILLE KY SI DACK TO PRISON Rev William E Hlnshaws Pat role Is Ended IndlattnpollB InllIhe Rev E HliuOiaw win arrive In Indianapolis this mornlnt froth his mothers home near Winchester on ids return to the- Michigan City prison flov Durbin 1has refused request of his friends to extend his sixtyday parole stud lllushaw next week will again begin his life sentence for the alleged mur del of his wife Thlrm IlliiHhawi at Belles lIIl Ind The parole was granted by Gov Durbln at tho request of Hlnshaws friends who have always 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will bo on hand of when called for I want to help push by tho good work along and toll tho Doctor If ho publishes a book on phal most lie worship want one JESSE HIATT Wo Shelton Wash have delayed ors writing to you as I wanted to send my dues to the N L P and for one of Wilsons books If he as hope hcOil win go to Rome and also a dollar or two for tlio Blade but I have not thon money at present hilt will send It as child soon as I can Sincerely hoping that the Blade will live am yours respect fully ANTHONY O rnIsONI Carlisle ArkI herewith send you 2one to pay my dues In the N and P and one for Dr Wilsons prospec live tour to Rome THOMAS ELLIS lime the Sallda ColoI enclose ono dollar for Dr Wilsons book as am euro that Wilson Is well qualified for such I work hope he will describe thebe monument to Bruno I donated to that monument and also to D M Bennetts monument and his trip around the world I think It a grand thing to on expose the rottenness of all the church Dr and especially the Catholic church Having been In the Freethought ranks for twentyfive years am a terror to Christians here I wish Wilson the and our cause a grand success OTIS J WHITE very much enjoyed reading Bro so Moores piece about the B O Rail road accident The logic was good the diction spicy ami the conclusions convincing Our friend W II Kerr editor nnd publisher of The Christian Educator and Gods Defender has ngaln ored this office with a few samples of his worthy paper I believe Bro Kerr wants only 25 Cuts a year for his publication and It Is well worth r the money Ills address Is Great Bend Kansas Speaking about the recent theater accident in the metropolis of Illinois Bro Kerr deposes The truth that God Is a myth has of been brought home to the peoplo of ed Chicago with dreadful emphatic force Had he been a real being how easily he could have prevented It or had he not have done eo what a wickedtl heartless being he would have fn In view of this catastrophe be would iis Ta trss uthpaper his name Is written onrHad God been a real being as clergy describe him to be with forrI knowledge of events and power communicate with us he would have been an accessory before the fact and guilty of manslaughter In tho first de gree In that case he should be con demned by mass meetings of ICIt mourners as n public enemy and g ed In effigy Not one of the mourners should ever again worship or pretend to love him they should never again give one penny to have him proclaimed their rather savior protector or A God who could look with com holocaust withupon thisplacency power to have prevented It would bo a fiend and the worst enemy the race could possibly haveand of deserving of nothing but universal condemna tion find enclos Seven Mile OPlease ed one dollar as dues for member ship of the National Liberal Party Please acknowledge same and oblige JOHN MIKESELL Webster City Iowa enclose you money order for membership fee National Liberal Party trust Interest Is being shown In the organi zation and that arrangements for rocAllI enthusiastic meeting may be made Pleaso ex the St Louis Exposition press my best wishes to be faithful your city and accept same for self and estimable wife HARRIET M OLOSZ Earllnglon Ky Enclosed I send you J2 one to pay my dues this to N L P and one for Dr Wilson o Rome I will also buy one of Dr j Wilsons books If he writes onuW GAL MORGAN Plattsburg Mo Enclosed find one dollar bill to put me on with N L P W E DEVALL Capllnger Mills MoYou will find In this post office money order for dues to the- N for membershipto pay Is Ue Nfollows HowL P as L P prospering have not seen a report lately How many ore there I subscribed sometime ago for one of Dr Wilsons books or re port of the Rome Congress througr the Blade Several more friends hero want the book I expect to see In a day or two and will send names In this letter If possible on another sheet Send me ono of those buttons J AUSTIN Smithsonian Institute O o Enclosed please find one for the curren- tyearFHANK to my annul dues BURNS Chicago 11Illloaso enroll my name for one of Dr Wilsons books report Ing the Rome Congress Will paj when notified to do soJ WAL Wallacecan pay now Brother We can not engage passage or mala other necessary arrangement unless we have money In lIanltlIt S Point Isabel O Enclosed find pos tal order for Dr Wilsons beek whet 1 to rotunu from Itmii VIOUV 11101A Sharon low When rtoe the Llb rnl Society or ConI meet In St 1AlulDJt J iiipet verfc likHy during the Imi8t rf Auiniit executive board twmii talte nci on lu this regard vlth w now waai und want it badly hat n large enrollment of membership till payment nt tue by old mcm uont Ve should vp large nth t ind at St Loui and show to thlIIIH for St Lor is will surely be a aw world next Auguit that laws nro strong n outspoken Of course the until will and must short prevail it itUiretf by one an readily if uttored y tlie inultttude but It lor take longer ti convince the world tills grand truth if only advocated irchy a fov ind Wblio it is n that wo sco al dally oouvvrt to our cause nev ertheless tlio wfrk goes on slowly need a whoi army of propagan ellstRIIot inertly believers hilt work Men and who will ox press tholr vl tji public and dem ihlH Giiikto bp a Santa Clnui itffej flunl Imhwtded tho mind oi ty Juvenal as nUll In mind of tbr slnH When the grown upi iilvrntiU Santa Clans hilt this iKtri hap ivti imrr hatintal Into thf In of the infant life brain jTe child Into thf brain of tho yV mnn anil younj who woman lito tlV orsiln of the man woman IIo thftt It taUefe iirb ni re pat tf moro onlightcn mont to cradle thin Oodldea from older mind llag pardon fI this locture What ns want lo Bay that wo jveod mem for tho lional Ilboray Party in M S III IlenHO put mtf down your subscriaticn lIt of our giant 1 n Wibns Homo Congress for ollar also put me down for one r for CongrpM fund which will 11i It tJfe4her when set book or w m It 11in Milled foci pf that the book v til bo Issued ANTON KRAFT It Is a sottlfd fact that Dr Wilson will go to Hoi and write tlio hook you and aV friends can send on their mouoy to bo deposited In The Central Trnet nnd Safo Deposit Com pany of Cincinnati where It will draw interest until 1Ollled In case the Doctor can nocgo every cent will Ill sent haclon hundred cents to the dollar1I S REV FRANK W SANDFORD INDICTED FOR MANSLAUGHTER Wore ester Mass Tan 25 304 Editor Wuo Gitss made Dear SIrI enclose you a clipping or from Sunday Boston Post The Hev I Sandford Is not a representative of the modern Christian minister the most whom haw been somewhat Improv by the utlonal thought that kept stirring y you and other editor nile writers but ho Illustrates tho that bHieving the 13lblo to be will of nod has upon human brains T ffil bill n fir R1fI1t1J t m followers airDbwle Is that he is located In Maine ivhore a rule peoplo are not ill susceptible to such foolish Ideas Very truly yours MANLY ABBOTT BUIGHAM P 811 brother has Just finished reading Dog Fennel and says he thinks If every Christian could read It would open their eyes to the fraud that Is Imjwsed upon thumeM A B The clipping about Sandford head ing and all la as follows SANDFORD OF SlIl1OIJIUP FOR MANSLAUGHTEIl Made Children Fast and Ono of Them Died Auburn Me Tan 21The Rev Frank W Sandford founder and head of tho Holy Ghost and Us colony at Shiloh was today indicted for man slaughter by tlio Androeooggln eoun ty grand jury He was later arrested by Sheriff Cummlugs and one or hili deputies and brought here where he furnished hall for his appearance be fore the Supreme Court lathe indictment against the RPV Mr contains five specific In stances of alleged cruelty to children of tho charges resulted from the ed severe discipline In the Shiloh colony IIMr Sandford tool his arreat very und readily consented to accom pany Sheriff CunimliiBs and Deputy Hurley when they served a bench war rant upon him at Shiloh Ho said that tlio Indictment and tho subsequent nr rrest was not unexpected and ho know some of his peoplo hall been b fore tho grand Jury nnd thought prosecu tion might follow Any stops of this kind that you may choose to takt In tlifi name of the law will not trouble me in tho least said Mr Sandford to the ofilcrrs consider myself nnsworablo only tn God nnd my every effort Is directed toward pleaaliiR him Ho refused to discuss the case oi make any statement as to what IK would do to defend himself ngulnsl the charge erBTho Indictment found against IIII Sandford charges manslaughter In causing tho deatn nendorUartlettn Hyenrold boy who lived at Shlloli last winter by neglect cruelty to the child of John Swart cruel let7monthoJcI 214yearold child of Join Swart enmity to tho Iyearold sen John Swart und cruelty to hU owi son John Sandford aged years It alleged that Mr Snudfori fnmallo the children fast hours am ho made his own son fast hours Preserved for llfo clonn honlthy pearl 1110 Teeth DecaylOT Cleans good ns dohtlHt Picks polishes Hit tlmt briiHh ennt LASTS LIFE TIME PrtivtiiU ttonle RiuninnrKlu cnv cunts Haves teeth oaves dollars Circular outfit cinti postal noli or coin Coppor Tenth Bnu Itarium Kent Apr 30pa jr LESSON INcnSOCIAL DISCONTENT loriRln nol ChI The celebration announced by Hull w In honor of the birthday of Istlc NuiniuB Iahie Is In complete harmony clall the teachings and practices of tlicti socialistic Institution The ex Itation of the Infldel ns a person worthy of emulation is a primary bi fundamental lesson In discontent disbelief From disbelief In divine and authority to disbelief In tho about of man nnd the authority of or ganized government Is a quick and favor step Tho most active and mal nolent enemies of law and social or are Infidels for the doctrine of In ver lldeltty Is tho doctrine of religious an It alms lo destroy belief In reverence for the source of all1st minority Bom6 The Infldel Is nn Anarchist at heart whether ho Is known by that title or inasciuorados as a Socialist The in llvlduaUvho has no respect for divine iiithonlM will not he subordinate vol untarlly lo the authority of human be who are mere creatures of dl vino will to Infidelity and Its hideous offspring Anarchy find their disciples among the city degenerate the veakmlnded the say brfthlill nnd the Intellectual do frill pendents who rely upou others to eout think for tiiem The unfortunates morii seek the protection of Hull House Dthet under the Impression that It is an thatt ctwmocynary Institution are excellent material from which to make con verts Having given the public this lips exhibition of the apotheosis of Thorn Tom Palno It is now In order for Hull Is House to follow It with a celebration and honor of the birthdays of those martyrs to the cause commonly God known as Haymarkct Anarchists man The above is from the Chicago the Chronicle of January 2Gth and is an the editorial king It Ices seem that any man who has Intelligence enough to edit any kind a newspaper would not If he were elect honest make such ridiculous staterei niouts as are contained In torial nm the editor of the Infidel news paper which according to Rowells who Newspaper Directory has the largest circulation of any of the nineteen Inch fldel publications In America and havo not been notified of the above alleged meeting of Infidels at Hull House know nothing about It or Itq Is purposes further than stated In the above editorial and do not at all pre tend to defend It told On the other hand If It be true that anywhere In Chicago a Imdy of men and women one or hath havo gath ered for the purpose of propagating In any way encouraging Anarchy hope they will be arrested and pun Ished for It Carter Harrison tho Mayor of Chi me cago my loved kinsman born and one reared In sight of my home here In me Kentucky was murdered by a Chris do tlan Anarchist never heard of an Infidel Anarchist and It Is riot natl unil thixt I would have much love for Anarchists f to th 1ptklJkAn nmtilolo whpMvere hung though i nave been ah Ihfldel for 40 years and an Infidel propagandist for nearly nil that time havo nover heard that anyone of the martyrs was an Infidel while It is undoubtedly true that one of them was a preacher and another one near enough to being a preacher to be nam ed Parsons Chicago has certainly had her share trouble with Anarchists and lately had an affliction by fire that has shocked the world even more than the fire that once destroyed that city and If now It Is true that a body of An archists are assembled In Chicago to transact their business that whole city should be aroused to capture them and punish them If any body of Anarchists have as sembled to celebrate the birthday of Tom Paine It ought to be resented by every man and woman In the whole world who Is loyal to tho mem ory of Paine The three men who far more than any other three founded this govern ment were all Infidels They were taking them In the order of their valuo to the world Tom Paine Benja min Franklin and Thomas Jefferson Paine did more than any of them and mndo more sacrifice than afy the Infidel Stephen Olrnrd doing more with money to establish this govern ment than any other score of men Paine wrote for this government took bis musket and fought for It andI out of his limited means gave to feed and clothe the Revolutionary soldiers The greatest Infidels that have lived in America were Abraham Lincoln nnd Hobort 0 Ingersoll the first a CouiniandorinChlef of the army and navy of the United States and the otbI er a Colonel in the army that fought to perpetuate this government The greatest two InPdrls that ever lived wore Elizabeth Cady Stanton in America and Herbert Spencer In Eu rope tho first dying nt the ago of the Inter at the age of 83 both re cently and both honored as great benefactors and eulogized on their deaths In every civilized language In tho world In Chicago lately President Harper of Chicago University presumably tho most learned man In the city has publicly repudiated religion and has said there shall bo no moro of It In that Institution Lately II U Green and his wife died In Chicago whether by accidental as phyxiatlon or by suicide because they wero old and poor both being over years olilunil dill not want to lie a burden to anybody nobody can ever know though as their personal friend who had visited tlum at their humble homo and found them a loving old couple bellovo they suicided heart broken by the loss of their only child a bright and splendid son They edited The Freethought Mag axlnc an Infidel publication that nov er had a lino of Anarchy or any othei immorality In It and when they died every paper of any standing in the United States hall words of kindliest nnd sympathy for them and oven the professional religious papers did not daio to say a word against them On thoothor hand there are several Socialistic and Anarchistic papers JIbed In Chicago and they all ox of 0 with mo anti I never saw was rial against the Christian anI tin ono of thom In my lift cr dill tho editor of the Chicago ix ulcle The far from Anarchistic and 80lalnpapers being InfIdel they each iHlllte i that Jesus Christ was one of number and if the editor of the and Chronicle Is at all Intelligent upon the jubtect that he writes about ho Is or lingAtan Anarchist and they are just right about It Us certainly never said a word In of any republican form of gov tin ernwent and the New Testament says for Honor the King which was the first that the founders of this ailedgovernment said they would not do that Jesus was a Social 8n not well supported according toa doctrines of Socialism and eriJeans Christ did no work had no In visible means of support Invited to dinner with tho banker ZaccJieus sponged on the rich ln1amor t Bethany is never reported eenchllhave spoken to the poor key Jerusalem known to everybody In the and sold to his disciples And tacles unto yon make unto yourselves ble Is of the mammon of unrlght and ess nn utterance that has done rot harm to the world than any ever spoken except some other saw Jesus himself spoke AJ contrasted with such as this thehalgreatest utterance that over fell or flowed from pen was that of THE Paine when he said The world my country humanity my brethren You to do good Is my religion Trim Paine said believe In one from and none other and this Is the have that the Christian calloU a filthy little Atheist and sentD book containing the statement toIPope of Rome the kings of told that sits on a throne antwo wearo a triple crown to get his InIfluence to gain the Catholic vote him Roosevelt president of 11not IIcan government the Roosevelt holds his place because the 101tlancontinually masquerades his belief n divine authority by going to h and managing to get his re est llglori continually advertised in themnewspapers and magazines The editor of the Chicago Chronicle juit one more Instance of the mil lions of Instances among Christians an thliti just any old He Is nil right If to damage InMelstPRESIDENT HOWARD AYRES with OF CINCINNATI UNIVERSITY Fr rt Smith Ark Jan 28 04 you Chailes C Moore Editor B G fl this Dear DrotherI enclose Send Dog Fennel and the Blade for each ear to the following two Send talC few sample copies and I will who tf little work for the good of the Bladf and the causeaI tend clipping from a paper In regord to Prof Aeraso aliiiwellr to This Is the childhood home of Prof Ayers and we think very highly of him though we think he is too wellIt informed and his mind too longer believe the Ignorant fish andsl stories of the Bible Yours Truly I JAMES ONEAL Thie clipping Jas follows CHARGED WITH AGNOSTICISM Prof Howard Ayers has been de posed from the presidency of the Cin cinmiti University and at present there Is a great discussion In regard to his relation to the Baptist church Prof Ayers Is a son of W N Ayers To of this city and secured his early education in the public school of fills city There are numerous young men here who went to school with him and remember him well Prof Charles William Dabney pres ident of the University of Tennessee Prof Edmond James president of Northwestern University and Prof Burrus A Jenkins president of Ken tucky University have had overtures made to them to succeed President Ayers Prof Dabney is the choice of the hoard and it Is probable that he will succeed President AresUPresident Ayres was deposed for leged Agnosticism The charge seems to be based on an address on Materialism before n literary so ciety composed of people of orthodox religious beliefs Out of this arose the impression that Prof Ayers was not a member of the church The Cincinnati Post of Tuesday de votes three columes of Its front page to the discussion and brings to light the fact that for several weeks Presi dent Ayers letter of demission from the Baptist church nt Anne Arbor Mlchi where Prof Ayres was former ly a member of the faculty has been In the hands of the deacons of the Ninth Street Baptist church of Cin cinnati Comment Blade readers have seen from other Issues of this paper my relationship to Dr Dabney who has accepted the presidency of Cin cinnati University and other things being equal would be glad to see him there but If wo are to Judge from the trend of affairs In other Uni versities regarding religion Cincin nati has made an egregious mlstalce In discharging an Infidel president of her University to tale nn orthodox one and especially a Presbyterian as Dabney Is Is liable lo have trouble In Cincinnati There are no two sects that hate each other more cordially than the Campbellltes and the Presbyterians tile Presbyterians being those who have specially ridiculed tho Camp bollltes special graft baptising the quarrel being as to whether a few drops out of a gord or a whole horse pond are necessarry to baptize This enmity was specially aggra vated In Kentucky once by a very accrlmonlous and silly debate be tween Alexander Campbell and Na than L Rice a Presbyterian Ohio and especially Cincinnati arc Campbelllte strongholds R M Blsh op a Campbelllte was Mayor of Cin cinnati and then Governor of the i t JA the state nnd President Garflcld a Campbollltu of that State and largest of all tho Campbelllto lowspprrs tho Christian Standard published lu Cincinnati Northwestern University and University are both Camp Institutions onldiiH Is a Campbelllto preacher I suppose James Is So that It easy to see the Ono Italian hand the Cauipbellite In the wise rul that was done to get a president the Cincinnati University and the 1resbytorlan the pet detestation of Campbelllte has beaten the ampbelllte at his own game and If Campbellltes fall to make It warm my nephew Dabney It will be the time that the Campbellltes ever to get In his work for the Pres yterlan and Dabney and the Unlver of Cincinnati may Just count on strong Camphelllte opposition frcm Kentucky Ohio and Indiana from the minute the drum tops and no that ever were born ever got their work any slicker than these Campbellltes are going to do there was a lady who had a and a parrot and she went to one Sunday and left tho mon and parrot fastened In her room The monkey put on a pair of spec and sat down and read the Bi for a while and then he got up picked every feather off the par When the mistress came home and the parrot sitting up on the back n chair Polly said 01 wo have a h of a BLADES tlmlIcan see from persons from a distance who gotten job work done at the office what they say about it say even more than ever you they would do If they got done at the Blade office are letters from hundreds If thousands of people that come to Blade office having printing on letters heads and on the enve Blade has a One Job press and splendid cases and cabinets of the fin and prettiest type and good work Mr Hughes engages to do your work ns well as you can get It done inywhero and at as small cost as you get In your own towns If you believe this Inform yourselves your own homes and then confer him and sco If this Is true Certainly he deserves your encour agement and assistance If each of waits for some body else to do It will all amount to nothing about like you are doing now but of you men and women will a little pains to assist a man Is making a great sacrifice to assist you all wnlch very few of you appreciate It will amount to much it will cost you no more than the work done at your own home rarely If It at all done any bette heinaporltyf of tasesjiot dor well as Mr Hughes would do It Please be kind and good and gener He does not ask this but I asl for him Do for him what yoi want him to do for you under circumstances and send him your Job work from every where TI Milwaukee Sentinel asked a laughing little lad What is the end of all this fun His upturned eyes grew wide and sad He answered Gee Just begun f spose that when have to die If I am good Ill probly go heaven dunno jes why But anyhow Ma told me so asked a solemn clergyman What is the end sir Can you tell He answered pompously can For Christians heaven for sin ners hell Repent ere yet It Is too No longer let black lateIYour weary soul sell Leads to the one and only church IIWithpace She paused a moment from her hand The wineglass fell and then she laughed The end she sneered a bed of sand And possibly a marble shaft asked a sage What is the end He shook a head as white as snow And calmly answered me My friend You ask In alnI do not know This was the answer of the seer And hopelessly turned to go The echo ringing in my ear do not knowI do not know BRO J W SAWYER HEARD FROM copy of Pink Iconoclast of Sept 12 1903 has Just been sent me hav ing printed In stencil on Its margin J W Sawyer 433 N 5th Street Cor Ouray Ave Grand Junction Colorado Pink Iconoclast Is the only Infl del Socialistic paper in the world that know of Bro Sawyer is a mansoune- lI a Spanish milled Years ago he and do1larIwere colaborers In cause Bro Sawyer hut lie had a very mild form rf sort of varlalold as It were He edited a Prohibition pal r in Louisville called The Southern Jour nal got him along far enough on RaIInpaper and his health became ball and he went West to try to regain his health Before he started ho hall gotten to be an enthusiastic Socialist and now I suppose ho Is a patron of InfUtel Socialistic paper Pink Iconoclast but though he was always a good friend to mo personally he seems not to have taken much Interest lu me or the Blade since he turned So cialist di L w CHRONIC INVALIDS Many discouraged Invalids propertreatment your case by letterto DR ENCLEHARTSPECIALIST 33L Over flfty years practice sa A PENNY Invested In a Postal Card may be the means of saving you considerable money on your tickets TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST Will have on sale dally until Novem ber 30 exceptionally low colonist rates to the above territory +HOME SEEKERS Tickets will also be sold on the first and third Tuesdays of each month up to April 1904 to points In the WEST AND SOUTHWEST +Ail Information as to Rates Time of Trains etc ran be obtained by ad dressing W E MITII D EDWARDS Trav Pass 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church last found my way to To hear the priest reveal himself on 1 IIln Some how of late I dill not dread his birchtfjlIt faith In church was growing very i For want thin of facts to prove It Is a blessing Worth half wo pay to those who do the guessing p He talked of sin against the Holy Ghost And yet wo never hear tho Ghost complain o Then next he mentioned doubt for which were lost Then why not fence the mind with something plain That reason can accept as something lawful Instead of tangled myth that seems so awful d No word he said of robbery and theft Nor murder rape nor rum eer passed his lips Nor minor cruelties All these were left As trilling faults mere compllmentnl tips To Satans Majesty It not forgiven mHere by priest and record made In heaven I heard no more Just then I fell asleep With little care what elso he had to sar- An angel then did softly to me creep A halo on his brow and looking gay And whispered In my ear You doubt- Ing adder This way my lord well climb this golden ladder Then up we rose like fog from oft the lake To seek the spot where holies never mourn The angel led I winged me In his wake Still up and on beyond tho starry bourn beyond the groans of hell and purga tort And there she stood In all her ancient glory With mountains walled around each summit decked With bleeding hearts and skulls and skeleton Each poised upon a lance for good effect And here within I saw the King the Son The Holy Ghost All did me cheery waving And bid me pass but not to steal the paving The King was bald aye even to a Yhairfat and bald but not t clean His personal display through want ut care Was not In keeping with the pride and spleen Depicted on his brow devoid of sor row Which seemed to say I neither lend nor borrow I take no Insolence no compromise You bend the knee and call me loud and long Nor dare ye my delays to criticise Nor tempt me In the least to wield the thong Do ye the law or by my jealous ire Than lowest hell Ill never lift thee higher Not so tho Son white weeping over hell I heard him say Oh Father thats enough Lets quench the lame bid me to ring the bell No answer came but from his pipe a puff The King was undisturbed all hell might rattleIIlls ear was not attuned for childish prattleIThe Son was weak logician Not a bit Nor deigns by argument to win the right Ho reads no books like Ingersolls for wit nut lives by faith alone no other light And strolls about hair parted In the middle Or wastes his time In playing on the fiddle The Holy Ghost seems young and handsome yet Eternal youth Is fixed upon his brow Polite and gay he never seems to fret Oer this or that nor rivals will al low His ear alert for Siren voices hark hug And every eve on dress parade out larldng Yea In his breast line passion seems to lurk While flowry song wells from his win some tongue And oer his face he wears a wily smirk- Ilewltching more to fascinate the young Bedecked begemmed In every kind of glitter To make him for his calling all the fitter Then further on I met the maid or miss The loved Madonna Heavens only queen Yet blind In faith who met me with a Idss And very ancient seemed and wan and lean Her gray disheveled hair In need of smoothing A pone and lonesome soul In scanty clothing Sho sighed Tie lonely here since heavens host All rfavo the souls of saints have fled tho town To seek more merry landa fr- eercoast M 1 Yet He is here but meets mo with frown Nor even bows then goes his way nil cheery To seek the blooming youthsome later dearie And feeble While tongueII sometimes think nil mortals should bo hung And oven Gods for rank Inconstancy Just think of it two thousand years neglected The maiden who bore God no more respected sickly smile then creeping oer lien face She said How glad am you called this way You cheer my life you give my heart- a brace If not so long twill brighten many a day This town Is dull and even growing smaller A hundred years have passed since latest caller Save now and then a Pope whom God forgave And other servants lesser hither sent Though God Is good and others will he save Than those who dally kneel and sore repent TIs only these who know tho fathers meaning And O how rank they stand In need of cleaning- In yonder park they wait the final horn To reinstate the clay despite the worm- Impatiently they pray the judgment morn And on their bellies creep and writhe and squirm Like serpents all In love each other kissing And singing sacred psalms a stant hissing But few have faith to wait His long delay Who does must surely win in time but where God only knows not mine to set the day Yet If It were Id quickly seize my pen And sign To Day would not watt the morrow Nor setting sun to end all sin and sorrow But thus slow strolling on we gained the park Great God said I What means this wormy place 0 mystery What means this horror stark A million snakes and all with human face The souls of men by Gods most gra clou pardon Permitted herb to range thlslovely garden Some stretched In flowry shade enor mous length Yet others wiled in peace of smaller size While many warred and crafty tried their strength Defending creeds they taught for earthly tythes What dire hissing biting squirming twisting All tangled In a heap like drunkards listing Tell me said I tell me for heavens sake Why Is the soul of man so serpent like Know ye returned the soul Is by the snake Through disobedience vain pride be like And born with Gods most perfect man forever And only penance here the vile can sever That Is the why Is man so prone to greed So loth to toll so subtle in his heart Such Is the cause by which you mortals bleed And so each other pain by every art Minns serpent soul alone Is mans enslaver To swallow allan everlasting craver Your President Is on the serpent trail And gladly grasps a weaker nations right The star of fame to souls in calloused mall Is all they crave nor have they hu mane light To feel the poor mans heart forever beating Crushed out of hope from grasp and greed retreating Your honored house the house of buccaneers Is also on the trail for blood and spoil Nor will they rue stream of blood and tears From foreign hearts and eyes In dread recoil But victors home returned begrimed and gory Will lay It all to God and shout for glory As serpents love ye mortals love the same The love of lust Is all that either know How ardent too while In persult of gnome Till lust Is satiate then vile and low You bend before your God and claim his pity Sound forth your prayers and sing your savage ditty The organ groaned tho choir began to sing And I awoke reformed chagrined sur prised How great tho change and since recovering I see tho world as serpents iu dis guise Since with Her moral club so beat and battered So justly too I do not feel so flattered ll lr SHORTLETTERS Logan Utah What will be the cost of small bill heads 600 letterheads and envelopes laid down here want to know about the cost and then I will tell you what I want Brother Moore God bless you and the Blade but know ho wont Pete said judgment would commence at the house of God and It has begun at my house My Infidel wife dont want me to drink common beer with common Mormon saints She says It I would drink with Bishops Apostles and Senators like Smoot it would be all right with her but to bo caught drinking with lay members and com mon elders and missionaries Is a grace to her and Infidel teachings My wife Is alone here In Zion know of no other Infidel lady hope there are more but dont think it We have lots of good Mormons here but most of them were dead years before I came here A silver dollar looks like a wagon wheel to the aunoinlet Most of the Saints sleep with an ey opener at arms reach Joseph F Smith Is president of twentytwo ferent kinds of grafts beside the three headed God grafto J WHEELEIi Upland IndI have completed a club of five a subscriber and paying for one each ourselves The Blade Is my type of orthodoxy It Is so grand to read the letters from the old and 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bj Joshua S Smith of this city and be Ing received here by me I a n in love with your paper and trusts you will live many years to keep t fur flying and opening peoples e es to an understanding of things ret IA H MEULY Houston TexasI am compelled through sickness to return o my na tlve home Germany I shall send mj subscription for the Blade from there as soon as get there and I want the Blade to come on to mf without interruption AL DORNE LD Punta Gorda FlaEnclosed for my renewal have for free dlstrlbu lion about one hundred copies of Paines Age of Reason an4 cop les of Facts Worth Knowing They were sent me by the Brooklyn Phil osophlcal Society will mall a few copies of each to any person who will send stamps for postage F T PER KINS Deer Lodge MontI see that my subscription has expired Iam temp orarily financially embarrassed and will have to ask you to discontinue the Blade for the present as being a life convict I have no present prospect of paying for It Enclosed please find money 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llgiiro out how a Freethoyght trust would work Wishing you a long and happy useful life I remain a sincere admirer W T ROBINSON Shepard OThe Infirmary Direc tors of Ohio who have charge of the poor houses of the State held a con vention at Columbus recently and the Columbus Dally Citizen reports that they voted down a proposition to ro quest chaplains for those Instltutlonn The Citizen says In the discussion preachers and churches were not spared It was claimed that tho ap pointment of chaplains was simply a move on the part of the superaunuat ed ministers to give them a Job It was pointed out that with possl jly one or two exceptions no churches pay any attention to tho inmates of Infirmaries and when they die they are burled in potters field or given to medical students for dissection It Is evident that people who have no money have no souls worth caring L4i for They can die and be damned with out a skypilot at their bedside or nt their graves The preachers are out for the stuff and do not follow Christs example of seeking the poor and unfortunateF S MONTGOMERY Cadott WlsI am glad you are to continuo at tho helm Herewith find to advance my subscription to Blade I expect to get subscribers tho cards got from you My regards to that bunch of whiskers In Northwest corner of the Blade FRANK ZIMMERMAN Bybee TennI send you 3onet- o renew my Blade one to renew Isaac Dawson and one for a new subscriber The Blade must not go down I am an R F D carrier and rip hyp crites up the back every opportunity and they say that by my so doing am going to lose my Job as carrier Just because I am an InfidelSAM DAWSON Amarillo TexasI saw Uncle Dilly Pate and he asked me to write you to stop sending him the Blade because his eyesight Is so bad ho cannot read It He Is 83 years old and growln quite feeble and may cross over the divide soon so send you only fifty cents for him which will pay for Blade up to next March am 76 years but am going to try to keep up my subscription a year longer any how and as much longer than that as caw though eyesight Is falling am going to try to get you some new subscribers that can read and that have means to pay for the Blade do sincerely hope you will make a success In Issuing the BladeJ W JOHNSTON Indianapolis IndEnclosed for one years subscription on the Blade- will send you more for the ance on the cards as soon as poss fly can am anxious to see Blade live and to see you prosper and I expect to give you and the cause all the moral and financial sup port that C nH C COPPOCK Logan UtahThat man dont live and never did who loved his enemies All the pulpit pounders out of hell cant make any sane man believe such trash It may do to preach while they arc passing around the hat but ends there It wont do to take any such foolishness home with you believe that all church buildings should examined by government ofllcers at least four times a year and If there Is anybody them that wants to get out let them out We dont know what crimes are committed ln these holy places We have some here call ed temples dont say that there Is any crime committed In them but there might be know a man Is re quire to have a pass signed by some holy person before ho can go through The gospel is free here if you pay onetenth of your Interest and all other dues Zion is here all right A man named Rose shot and killed his wife in bed on Christs birthday at Salt Lake City and I will bet he was trained In the Christian faith and had a good standing Last year two Sunday school teachers both Mor mons in good standing Martinsen and Hayes got to fighting In church and one killed the other and so it goes from bad to worse January 10th went to church to hear the Apostle Conley talk to the Saints On my way home Elder Lin qulst overtook me and It was slipper on the sidewalks I had on shoes new ly tapped and could hardly stand He asked me Got too much booze said 0 no am not good enough Christian for that Does It take a Christian to be a drunkard he asked I said Yes you know your God commanded Ezekiel to say Thus salth the Lord thou shalt surely drink He said was a liar said had ten dollars that saId wasnt lie made no reply and went on his way rejolc Ing There Is not one of them In ten that knows what is In their holy Bible nor do they care so the dollars come their way One of the holy liars Methodist brand had a short article In one of our local papers Question read like this Is the Bible a suffi cient foundation upon which to build a Christian faith and Is It the word of God lie said It was answered the question but the editor did not dare to print it My answer was Yes Its not fit for anybody but Christians He said Ingersoll wrote a little book Mistakes of Moses but If old Mose would come back and write tho Mistakes of Ingersoll life would bo too short to read it To this said that neither he nor any other holy liar could point out any mistake In Ingersolls writings and that one thing did know was that Ingersoll was no thief robber murderer or polygamist that Ingersoll had but one wife and that she was not an Ethiopian either It Is too bad how these charityfed whisky soaked lazy crazy longhaired thieves will Jump onto a dead hero though when Ingersoll was alive there was not one of the curs that would dare to open his face In Ingersolls hearing It makes me hot to hear ono of these BIHIo backed vllllans say anything about Paine or Ingersoll 0 man will you still be fooled with holy nonsense from that book called the Holy Bible filled with all sorts of lies Let us wipe it off the earth and put In Its place Higher Science Blue brass Blade and Pink Iconoclast GEORGE J WHEELER St Louis MoEnclosed 2onef- or my subscription another year one for Mr Robert Sandy have read the article In tho Blade of January 24 headed Dr Dabney and wish to say that ItIn no way wanted- to Infer that Mr Moore was aware of Dr Ayres being an Infidel but I think most any one in Cincinnati hoes know It as tho papers were filled with It shortly before left The speech Dr Ayers made favoring Materialism was If remember some where on Price Hill and he thereby Incurred the enmity of several preachers present and they set about to oust him as soon as they got five Christians- on tho Board of Directors of the Un verslty MAX HUEGEL Eldon Mo Enclosed 216one to help the Blade and balance for an other copy of Dog Fennel am one of the first 500 subscribers to Dog 11t JI IILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAO1l SPECIAL LOW RATES VIA HAVANA AND OTHER CUBAN POINTS DAILY TO APRIL 20TH 1904 ALSO TO NEW ORLEANS AND RETURN ACCOUNT MARDI GRAS FEBRUARY 9 TO 15 1904 BEST LINE TO HOT SPRINGS ARK t f THROUGH +PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEPERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK REDUCED ONEWAY COLONIST AND HOME SEEKERS EX CURSION RATES TO POINTS SOUTH AND WEST FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS IN EACH MONTH FARMING IN THE SOUTH The Passenger Department of the Illinois Central Railroad Company la Issuing monthly circulars concerning fruit 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freedom while he writes with that enslaved spirit which always fol lows prejudice and fear My homo Is at my brothers I was there Christmas and thought to get Dog Fennel and read It again but mj sisterinlaw informed me that she could not let it go as she had just finished reading It through and would not give It up until she had read It again concluded would get an other one and have the pleasure of reading it again myself I will send you the money for the cards you sent me receive my Blade regularly every Saturday and am always glad to see It and laying all other litera ture aside after supper give It a thorough perusal until bed time Wishing the Blade success and that It may be a source of such a living as Its publisher deserves am Respectfully DAVID A SHANKS ROME CONGRESS FUND It is the desire that Dr J B Wil son represent American Freethought at the Worlds Congress of Freethink ers to be held In Rome Italy next September Dr Wilson is president of the National Liberal Party and Is eminently qualified to participate In the deliberations at Congress On his return from Romo tho Doctor will write a book embracing his exper lens and proceedings of the Con gross and It Is needless to speak of the Doctors versatility and ability to write such a book The price of the book will be one dollar and as the expense will bo very heavy it Is hoped that all who are able will subscribe for as many books as possibleIAll money received Is deposited In Tiio Central Trust and Safe Dtposlt Company of Cincinnati and will be acknowledged through the Blade Ccntrlbutions and subscriptions with and without money will be received by the Secretary of the Na tional Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Bank Bldg Cincinnati O Condition of Fund Previously Acknowledged 00 Amount In Bank 00 J T Wallace Chicago Ills F Frommel Charleston Thomas Ellis Carlise Ark pd INFIDEL SOCIETY AT ST LOUIS St Louis Mo Jan 1904 Editor Blue Grass Blade Dear Friends We have not yet been able to organize a club but will have another meeting on February Sunday at which time we hope to be able to organize a permanent club There are two German organi zations in the city one of them own Ing their own club house hence my desire to organize an English speak ing club If I succeed will advise you With best wishes am sincere ly MISS L WILEY Page Boulevard Some free thinking people of this city are trying to organize an English speaking club of Liberals In St Louis and for that purpose will meet at my residence on Sunday Feb at 230 p m We will bo pleased to have all those Interested attend MISS L WILEY Sec Pro Tem 4069 Page Boulavard f TO i OF LEXINGTON EASTERN RAILWAY Eastbound Main Line No2 No4 Lve Lexington 225 pm 746 am LYe Winchester 310 pm 826 am pmArrArr Jackson 615 pm 1130 am O K Branch No 33 No 21 Lve Jackson 330 pm 1120 am Lve O K Jnc335 pm 1126 am Arr Helcchawa 518 pm 1228 am Arr Cannel City 545 pm 1245 am Westbound O K Branch No 34 No 22 pmLvepmArrMain Line No1 No 3 pmArrpmArrLOW SETTLERS 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