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TrrllJE GRASS BLADEr1MaIn t n EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOLUME XII NUMBER 52 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21 E M 304 5100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five or more cents each a year Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five copies one year 260 Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the r Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old as welf as the new address When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old subscriber The address slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription and serve as a receipt as the date changes as soon as the subscriber pays e mJf iiU ova l6tli1 publicatloriIIrE not discontinued at expiration unless so ordered by the subscriber The courts invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of all papers re celved until the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered dlscon tinted Office of publication 161 East Third street near t Entered at the post office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall Matter Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P 0 BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 aTHE DAMNED STUFF CALLED J 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 toucher- It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be I coming prejudice against this liquid F crime All yu have to do Is to think of the i deathsof the suicides of the Insanity of the poverty of the Ignorance of t the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have i struggled with Imaginary userpents produced by this devilish thing 4 And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and F the scaffold upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man is prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL Keep Church and State foreve- rseparateGRANT In no sense whatsoever Is this gov ernment founded upon the Christian rellglonWASHINGTON The divorce between Church and State should be absolute Garfield Wife wanted By a moral Atheist ago 51 but appears younger Am of GormanEnglish and Scotch descent and of a quiet and sympathy tic disposition height feet 5 Inches weight 146 Do not use whiskey nor tobacco am n childless widower have flashing gray eyes dark brown hair am a farmer worth about 35 00 Would prefer a moral lady having good health and some property erect form medium size with black brown or light hair and able to read and write EnglishAddress Mr M PO Box 143 Bluff ton Ind 1 PRAYER VS GUNPOWDER Russians Repair to Church and Pray For Gods Help Next Day the Japs Sank Six More Ships THE JAPS ARE NOT PRAYING The efficacy of prayer as a man ition of war compared with gun powder has been Interestingly de monstrated In the JapRtisso war The Russian Court vas Just open- Ing a great state ball when the news came that the Japs had attacked the misslan fleet and put two war ships hors du combat The Russian Court declared the ball off and In a body repaired to a cer tain church where for generations the Russian Courts had been In a habit of going in times of war to pray to God to help the Russian arms The Russians are the most devout of all the Christian nations In their late massacre of the Jews at Klscblneif there was no mention oi helr having prayed for divine assis tance the Russian government seem- Ing to have assumed that it could whip the Jews Just by themselves and therefore did not need the as sistance of God and they did not care to worry God by asking him to do for them what they could do for them selves which certainly seemed quite being heathen were not doing any praying but they were using gunpowder and dynamite so vigorouslY that t fRussltlS con eluded they would nave to ask assis tance of God The Russians prayed accordingly with the result that whereas the Japs destroyed only twovRusslari ships the day before the Russian prayers the laps destroyed six Russian ships the day after the Russian prayers It seems therefore that prayer as a war measure sometimes has the peculiarity of the boomerang and is not to be wholly relied on Ethan Allen the Infidel General of our Revolution said to his men Trust In God but keep your powder dry It seems that In his case divine as sistance in connection with gunpow der may avail much but that prayer alone as a war measure Is not at all to be relied upon It must be backed with gunpower and as Napoleon suggested big guns In Palestine we saw where there had bee a great battle between Josh ua commanding the army of the Lord and the heathen Canaanites The Bible In talking about It said that Gods army whipped the heathen in the mountains but could not whip those in the plains because they had chariots of iron- HEAVEN AND HELL For thousands of years poor Ignor ant suffering humanity have been de luded into the belief by a wicked priesthood that somewhere In the depths of space were located two ells tinct and well defined countries tc which all men women and children would finally go after death and remain there forever Ineffably miserable or unspeakably happy This Is the germ whence have sprung all the multitudinous forms of religion that have cursed the earth ind filled the world with pain and sor escape hell and to attain heaven mankind has been coerced to believe that the priests must be sustained anti supported and the Gods worshiped and adorned It will thus be seen that threats of hell and promises of heal en have been the only influences that the priesthood have ever brought to bear upon the human family to im prove their morals expand their minds and raise them to higher planes of civilization and happiness When we reflect that fear and brlb cry have been the only instrumentali ties used by the priesthood to reform the world we need no longer wonder that peace on earth has been delayed we need no longer wonder that justice is still a stranger on the earth we need no longer wonder that happy ness has not visited tho homes and hearthstones bf of tho race for the merest tyro In science knows that fear and bribery debase tho mind corrupt the morals and dwarf the manhood as surely as gravity holds tho planets in their orbits or as certainly as cause and effect are indissolubly linked together- If Rationalism could have spread among the various people of the earth thousands of years ago the world to day would be an Eden of happiness far grander and more beautiful than the fabled Eden of old and when tho race does finally 12aru ns surely It will that heaven and hell are not localities but states of the human heart and mind the good time sung by ancient bards and longed for by the good and the great of all the ages will overspread tho earth and the hateful priesthood and the degrading religions will find an everlasting grave In tho vast cemetery of the past Science which Is now happily spreading throughout tho world will sooner or later teach all men and all women that heaven and hell are not localities not countries that exist any where In the boundless depths of space that they are myths Invented by a heartless priesthood to rule and control and debase tho sorrowing and suffering and struggling children of will soon be the common knowledge of all men that heaven and hell are subjective and not objective that tho good man is always In heaven and the bad man Is always In hell Science will soon enable all Vnen to see that the universe Is governed by law atid that the moral world as well as the sun moon and stars are included in the universal grasp of unbreakable lawWhen science and Rationalism anti the religion of humanity are substl Mitcd for priests and holy books and the people discover that heaven and hell are within their own hearts and that a good character and a virtuous life enable them to dally enjoy the blessings of heaven and that a bad character and a vicious life plunge them Into hell when Rationalism suc ceeds as surely It wll in spreading this knowledge among all mankind and when the world learns that vir tue Is its own reward the roar of cannon and the clash of arms and iiie shriek of frairlcadal strife will be heard on earth no more forevfcc The mission and work of Freethink ers and Rationalists consist In has tening this glorious consummation and in living such exalted and spot less lives that their example like a star in the darkness of the night will stud Its radiance upon priests and big ots and warring sects and compel them to Join the great church of Hu manity and assist in hastening the day when heaven on earth will be a blessed reality and hell banished for ever from the abodes of men T J BOWLES M D Muncie In- dDEATH O- FSIN1l1llf HANNA Nobody doubts that the late Sen ator Hanna was a man of great in tellect lie has just died in the full possession of his reason appris ed for days in advance that he cer tainly would die and it becomes 1n matter of importance to know what he said if anything in view of 1is approaching demise It used to be fashionable when was a boy for preachers to tell in their sermons of the words of glor ious anticipation of heaven that great men snoke as their last words und of the words of terrible foreboding that all Infidels spoke when they saw they were going to die We never hear those stories from the pulpit and the religious press these days It is either because the preachers used to lie about the deaths of such men or it is because great men in these days do not make set speeches when they are dying intended for Irint in newspapers and books like they used to do JngersolPs last word was Bet ter Ilannas last words were I think myfjCe has my handker CourierJournal prints ele veil columns telling everything about Hanna that can bo found out and all it said about his religion way contained in four and half lines and is as follows Mr Ilannas religion was the golden rule For many years he was u vestryman of St Johns church in Cleveland But with him religion was a practice rather than a then 1 The golden rule was first utter ed by Confucius a heathen Chinee and 500 yeas afterward repeated by Jesus Christ and it is the religion of every true Infidel in America As for being a vestryman in the Episcopal church that church would beg me to be one today in Lexington if I had half the money that Hanna hau- lIfnuna became apprised that he was going to die on Sunday th dayset apart for the special pro motion of the Christian religion but the press accounts say that he de voted the day to the settlement o his business affairs and there is not a word of intimation that he prayIersorthinking about what was going to become of him after he was lead not pn intimation of any kind that he ever expected to have a moments consciousness after he was dead Certainly if Senator Hanna had believed in any future intelligent istence and had had any faith in the stores about heaven and hell he must have felt the obligation that was resting upon a man of his in injunctionreference to tho future But he left no such injunction no Warning of his fellow men to prepare for a future life lint by word and example he taught the importance of living for this life anu4it is reasonable to suppose that this the only life he believed in NOTICE Oh Sunday March 1904 the Blu4 Grass Blade will publish a complete list alphabetically arrang ed of the contributors and subscrib ers to the BorneCongress Fund and for for J n Wilsons book The list will be prepared for publication on Saturday February 27 and those intending to contribute or subscribe requcsted to do so before that date Those who have paid will he so Addressf Atlas Rank Bldg Cincinnati 0 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES Freethinkers and Rationalists gave to us the great American Republic and lie their descendants should op vigorously the aspirations of ev tin for president who is not hear- L sympathy with the doctrine of wights for all and special priv v r none hopedtIex rt their utmost influence tc the nomination of Judge Gray was a potent factor in the forcl vexation of the Phlllipine Is and the purchase of the Philll eople at two dollars per head man no Freethinker who re who memory of Paine Jefferson Incoln will ever think of sup ng presssala peoplehasa and noble purposes of the Na tjpnsl Liberal Party and besides this he worships Grover Cleveland who is the arch traltor of the republic For these reasons no consistent Freethinker can favor his nomination oi vote for him for president David B Hill In the last two great presidential battles gave aid and fort to the enemies of the Declaration of Independence and for this overwhelming reason no selfrespecting Freethinker will ever vote for hlF nomination or election for the presl Rationalist should stand like a stone wall against that prince of demagogues Senator Gorman who If a politician In Its worst and vilest sense and who Is a willing mouth piece of the heartless trusts Judge Parker of New York Is the pet candidate of a coterie of million alres and for this reason If there were none other the Freethinkers ol the United States should present solid and united front against thlf representative of plutocracy who Ir 1896 and again In 1900 refused to votf for William Bryan because he stoor for equal rights for all and special privileges for none There are now but two great partier In the United States One of then stands for plutocracy and the other stands for democracy The former If composed of socalled Eastern Democrats and all Republicans The latter Is composed of that great body ol men who believe In the teaching of Jefferson Paine Lincoln and Bryan and It behooves all Rationalists tr stand firmly by the doctrine and teach- Ings of these great statesmen because there Is no hope for the overthrow of religious superstition and the spread of the beneficent evangel of Freethought If plutocracy prevails Freedom of thought freedom of speech and freedom of the press Is the palladium of our liberty and the conditions that underlie the spread of tlonallsm and the further progress the race to higher plains of life and to greater happiness and under the continual reign of plutocracy It sate to say that all these will be lost and liberty become an outcast In this happy land of Columbia Politics now more than ever before should claim the most careful consid eration of Freethinkers because if th political teachings of Paine Jefferson Lincoln and Bryan are overthrown anti establlsheteMow and Freethinkers will le pur suede with the same relentless and heartless fury In the United States as relgtfT J BOWLES D Muncie Indiana 4 1 THE LABOR T OUESTIONl Approaching a Crisi in This CountryEmployers Or ganizing to Oppose Employees 4 r THE TOCSIN OF r WAR SOUNDED It may not be generally known to the readers of this paper that the employers In tho large manufacturing cities are organizing rapidly In opposition to organized labor and that they are pugnacious In the extreme and propose to block every effort of Interference upon the part of trades unions etc There Is no question now before the American public so vital as the Impending conflict between employer and employee and It Is well that we direct our attention to it as it In volves Freethought free speech free action and free labor and these in volve State church and every organiz ed which has depended upon force to sustain It has been or ganized as far back as we have any Ito mUgt lUlUallI s wd r The Force which they have all util ized has always been the physical power represented by ignorance and labor These the kings and money powers of the earth have always used as carpenters use tools Labor which produces nearly all has never been organized at any time In the worlds history until within recent years Labor at the command of organized nobility and wealth has fought their battles has reddened the earth with its blood has uncomplain- Ingly permitted Itself to march out and be shot at because those In power could not agree among themselves For so trifling a reason as a dispute among royal families as to which should be entitled to the throne the laborer has been marched out to bat tie there to be slaughtered Labor has been put to one eternal everlast ng sacrifice of life to maintain those who make the laws Heretofore the laborer has been used as an instru ment of blind force the companion piece of the sword and gun The Times Have Changed Now for the first time In the history if the world the laborer Is organiz ing In organization Is strength The laborer at last Is finding It out While he remained unorganized he was only i creature to be preyed upon by selfish greed Now he proposes to have some say about having to beg his brother man for tho right to work ind to live He has taken the stand that he Is as necessary to the employer as the employer Is to him He re fuses to be regarded as a servant as i beggar of work He refuses to be owned by the man who employs him He refuses to be marched up and vot ed as he has always been marched up to do battle for others Now that he has begun organizing ind has begun to feel his power a mighty change has come upon society Not only upon society but upon State and government This Is worldwide movement a movement which to many Is one of apprehension and alarm And well may It be for certainly the old conditions cannot remain There must be a levelling up As labor begins to exercise power It fol lows that the powers which heretofore have governed must recede in proper lion as labor advances What Is go- Ing to be the outcome how will It end many thoughtful people are abufThis is the Great Fear In my opinion In the first flush of success more or less undrllled and inexperienced labor will commit many Indiscretions It has already demonstrated that It Is given to die tation when It Is given the power t hotheadedeunreasonable and even violent now and then Is to be expected- But that should not condemn th labor movement nor bo regarded wit any great degree of alarm Have not the rulers and lawmakers of the world at all times In Its hlstor- been selfish greedy vindictive lent and oven brutal Human Is the same the world over and the capitalist should not expect the la borer to be less violent than he him self has been Labor must not be expected to rise with one bound from its lowly condl Lions to power and responsibility and be pudicious and sensible In all It Is in the nature of things will err just as authority thingsihas always not only maliciously and Intentionally A Grievance One of the grievances against labor isthatand will not permit nonmembers of unions to fill their places and any placedoesging Itllbertgrlevance anJarchlstlcanarchy ajtrlkepermittedcabmen went so far as to as sault nonunion men who volunteered tllllsdelalngset of violence shocked society gener ally The employers associations aremaking the most they can out of this occurrence Just how much they aremagnifying it I do not know Any evldenceally lawless anarchistic and to be re dangerthattheydead and for those who mourn tohappenconsequentlyIther generally The facts are that la alwayshas andItspassive and peaceable Both the employers and the em Laborgain sympathy and respect by slug Interferingwithto seize the opportunity to work at whatever employment Is open to him otherhandthe capitalistic class cannot expect Itavethecial affairs to act as if It Were Inde pendent of labor and throw the bread winner of a family out of a job and put a child In his placethat child to physicallylater to oldbeforeless despair and often die early from exposure and want There are thous ands and thousands of deaths from such cause which are never noted at allThus we see that both sides have their grievances Neither are wholly right Their attitude toward each oth er are more or less hateful and vin dictive It Is a new question and aJmighty one Heretofore the employ corruptingtheleaders and thus thwarting all the at tempts of labor legislation But the unions have now grown toicapitalpend upon corrupting the leaders and thus rendering the unions impotent Is preslIParryThe manufactur er ot Indianapolis All the officers are addresseshextreme declaring that the tendency anarchyy theyeContinued on Second Page AO THE LABOR QUESTION ConlinniHl from First Pnue orannlsnUoni They concede that In Itor 1ms a to orgnnlRO and hold mootlnvB but not to Interfere In nn way with onpHnl hoy must cunl1no nil UioJr actions to the lodge room just ureet talk It over and conic awa and bo good Tho employers openly declare Wnr rofuso oven to arbitrate Tholr Aland In a nutshell Is that lal or obo tho law but wo will mal the lawIThus every observing person ho ablo to poreelvo that with such an Intolerant stand the danger of Inw lossnoss and marshy U Just ns liable to proceed from the employe association as from tho labor Ullions Their vindlctlvoncss Is bound to bring tho unions closer together and when tho employers arc finally organlzClI Into a powerful acting body there Is going to bo a mighty question to bo Bottled In this country Thero Is trouble ahead Every Liberal sholl1l1 keep his eye on this question It h going to Involve tho right of freC speech as no other question has In volved It for years Tomb time ago President Parry anll colleagues held a big meeting In Cln clunatl and organized an employe association Ills address was well liortod In all the papers ono of them printing It In full covering a whole page It was given replybuy a numb er of writers huh not a word of the position would tho papers print- wroto a reply about a third th length of Mr Parrys It was retnrn ed next day with the usual regrets of lack of space etc It was about to be consigned to the waste basket bnt concluded to send It to the made nnl1 so write this Introductory by way of explanation You will catch on to the drift of Mr Parrys remarks and those of colleagues by my quotations Dr Wilson Replies to Mr Parry I was an Interested listener to the speeches of Messrs Parry Kirby Jot and Davenport at the Odeon last irl day evening Being neither employ er nor employee I would like to eXllr8S a few Independent Ideas upon the po sltion assumed by these gentlemen Both parties concerned concede the right of organization This therefore cannot be a subject of dispute The method of management of organiz tlon however must be of Interest to all Each has now reached the point of calling each otner bad names tyrar corruptionlst and extortioner on one side and brute slugger labor moguls revolutionists and anarchists on the otherIf what they say of each other be true the consumer Is at the mercy of a dangerous lota difference without a distinction existing between them The employer asserts Uiat the great majority of the members of the labor l unions are well intentioned and hon est but are controlled by a hand of selfish unprinpled leaders who in cite them tUIr twasud Iswlcsaec The employ asserts that the great 6 majority of employers are welllnte tloned and honest but are control i1 by a few selfish and unprincipled lcad a ers who combine to control legislation and rob them of their Just share productionIf the truth about each er and there Is sure to ho fire In the vicinity of smoke the samo pub scrutiny should bo given to the em ployers association as to tho Fcder tlon of Labor Each prcfcM to bo based upon the principles of patriotism and humanity each accuse each other of being tho foe of individual liberty and each gIve startling Illustrations In proof of thell high an authority as President Eliot of Harvard In a recent addres declared that labor unions and em ployers associations both as now constituted are dangerous to liberty Ills well therefore that the conse vatlvo public whom we may denote nate tho consumer and who Is ge t ting tho worst of this contentloi study both sides carefully and wlthoi prejudice Since each silo asserts that the dangers arising from the other Is of dlro consequences to every man man and child in tho land It bo hooves all those not actively engaged In tho fight to observe carefully just how close each comes to telling the truth about the other Every observer of human natur knows that It is Impossible for an class of men to combine In opposlllo to another class wlthou carryln their prejudices and selfish Interest Into their organization Therefore may we not equally seen dntigar as Prof Elliott has declared from the employers as well as fror tho labor organizations One peculia condition prevails in both Many borIng men do not approve of the Ions and some are coerced Into join- Ing likewise many employers do not approve of the employers association and are not tramping over each othe to Join it and no doubt there will b e many who will he coerced Into joining it The slim attendance of employer at the meeting last Friday night would not Indicate great enthusiasm for Ule employers association Thero Is no doubt in my mind how over but this association will grow and wax strong and that a market progress In Its growth will give a fresh Impetus to Ute labor unions am that both will become so formidable so unreasonable and vindictive tha a possible revolution will bo the out come This in fact Is a generally ex pressed prophecy of many of tho mos conservative observers What Is go Ing to be end of all this trouble Is on many lips S Heretofore the employers have beer able to control the votes of their ployers by Intimidation or by the sag gestlon that their Interests were iden tical consequently there was no necessity of an employers association The labor unions having grown until they have become conscious of and which they have nc feel their power doubt exercised at times despotically the employer no longer able to control theta feels that ho too must organize I i As the linN heroin more IIharlll drawn the bitterness will IIl0roasl Thus employees will unite an one IIInll and send ropreiwntntlvoB to CoiiRre This In my opinion Is absolutely sonllnl to maintain tho equilibrium uf government In this country As w stand today tho laborer has liar fury representation In our Congre cord none whatever In our Slnato That hu Is tat represented Is his own a fault That all the arts of politics aI employed to keep him from being rell resented none will deny Can ho bo expected to bo fooled all tho time- I can see no solution to this Ilues except that the machinist sharo In our lawmaking bodies with the nllllonlre If wo would avoid re olutton It must come to this lnbor must havo a voice In creating the laws which govern It There should be sours forum where these differences may be reasoned out instead of fought out and th proper place Is the House of Uepres tatlves Otherwise both the cmpl ers and labor unions will alike male themselves obnoxious In the COllllllun Itlos In which they carry on their Parry and colleagues maintain that labor organizations are all rIght as long as they conduct themseh along Tegltimate lines Each of Ule speakers gave as his solution of the Impending this one optnlo The laboring man must obey the law Mr Parry going so far as to say If the labor organizations Ilcr sist In violating the law and IgnOllng common sense and truth in their teachings the country roust give thelll to understand that they cannot be tol Mr Parry not only assumes to Interpret the rights of labor under law but ever proscribes tho lines of common sense and truth and oth erwlse exhibits a spirit of Intoleraiu Very naturally there aro always two sides to a question and the labor Ions have some opinions of their own as to their rights before the law as to just what constitutes common sense and truth Mr Parry mill colleagues presumed lo speak not only for themselves but also fov thr labor unions nnd as men invested with authority The emplc ers association Is infallible and thp labor unions are all wrong except they obey the law- But It so happens that the labor Ions are of tho opinions that emplc ers and corporations themselves not In every Instance obey the law that through the use of money the change the law to suit their own In crests and by such Injustice heap mls pry upon those already steeped In pov erty and wretchedness Mr Parrys attitude Is this The working man must obey the law the law Is not perfect but the best on earth Let the working men obey tlJe law and there will be no labor ques tlon Of course not but who Is to make the law The trades unionist says Let just laws be enacted and let the corpor ions obey them and there will be no question of monopoly and there yt have It each seeing tho other as the Independent observer sips both of wluSlo bent of Mr KIrbys nd tress went to show that the entitle ers association Is Pounded on patric Ism American citizenship and human ty and that the trades unions are unconstitutional lawlessness Ions are anarchistic said he our t foot on them and crusts the lessness He said not a word aboi t rusts and monopolistic control of legislation Mr Job went further Make the law and enforce It said he In fact each of the speakers assun cd this attitude Wo represent law Labor unions represent noth- Ing Neither did Mr Job Introduc he subject of trusts and monopol He loudly condemned the unions fc Interfering with the employer bi ave numerous Instances of how he ilmself had succeeded In uniting un ons out of existence and gave In itructlons how to boycott the union lotwithstandlng the boycott was he up to be lawlessness when employe ty the laborer Mr Davenport reached the climax when he declared Tho employe lands In relation to the employe as taster and servant tho ono to order an tithe other to obey and the Ante will not recede from this losltlonITho laboring man of today cot elves that he Is as essential to the mployer as the employer is essential tu him and will not take kindly to liU classification of master and ser Davenport further declared t Liberty in this country was founde hy our New England fathers each c whom was a soldier at his meal at his eel at his work and at his church anl the liberty they established must be sustained In the same way ccmlng said he there Is no use to conceal It and It must be settler for we must be awaro of tho drlf IInll momentum In this country Mi tavenporl would resort to the Mausei This Is revolutionary In the extrem anll exceeds all the Intemperate tar tugs have ever heard coming Iron Mr Debs or other labor leaders Were labor leathers to employ such indictlve threatening dictatorial Ian nago as was employed by Mr Parr and associates the cry of anarchy wuuld ring through the press of tin nun try against them Many of the statements uttered Mr Parry against organized labor arc- trlle others aro debatable and others so vindictive Intolerant and malicious Iy false that I am led to believe tha II Parry Is eminently qualified sUr up strife and wholly unfitted for adorshlp The use of vindictive epothets wll neIther dignify nor add to the Inllu ence and popularity of the employer association Ho should avoid that which he objects to in the opposition If ho really believes that organized labor stands for Socialism through tile corclso of brute strength he self should avoid all appearanco of the animal and conceal his teeth The ap llcatlon of the word brute ire icntly used by Mr Parry will nol lend to harmony and settlement of dls lute upon a reasoning basis Principles not persons should be the Issllo on both sides Neither will It avail to cry aglta- tor There can bo no offence la agl tation which Is till opposite of sh rattan Never wan greater progrc mndu In human endeavor or refoi except by ngltntlon Agitated watt purify they flow Neither will It mail to attempt besmirch labor organisations with t stigma of autarchy nnd they attempt this little understand hunt nature Labor unions It Is true its lawless element In them to bo de with nnd this Is unavoidable In organisations What security have that the employers association hr Ing grown to formidable proportlo- svlll always be Just tolerant reasoi bio anti law abi1Ing The whole labor movement cam fully be condemned for the disgrace actions of a few local societies IirC sago and other cities any more th the small employer can bo Justly ci demnod for tho Standard tru Mr Davenport complained of being ablo to got a shirt lanndrlod a recent visit to Chicago on account a strike among the employees of t laundries He failed however to t press the woes of the public when t laundries combine In a trust dos up a number of them throwing In drcda out of employment and raisl the prices from and 10 cents a sh to 12 and ID cents The Incoslstcncles of both employ anti employe are manifest In every d pate arising between them Tho i tlon of tho unions in attempting coerce the nonunion man into the ion or depriving him of tho opp unity of making a living Is a st at Individual liberty tint should boldly Parried That capital shou take advantage of tho helplessness those whose only capital Is tit- bands and thus make servants men drudges of women and wrec of childhood Is equally to be ilemned The virtue of womankind nothing to an employer who pays two three or four dollars per week Ills clerks It is a big question but it is going to be settled as Mr Job id vised Let us make tho law enforce It The worklngman In piton must be represented In p son among the lawmakers and eglslatures become tho Forum Reason where all differences will settled There must not bo a me sided legislation if wo would he revolution which Mr Parry its colleagues think imminent- It will not bo settled by arroga lndlctlvo speech which only irritati- nd Incites to strife It will not settled by the schoolboy dipion of the leaders of tho employers lation Labor and poverty are s Ivo and cannot be stung Into pa eslstanco by harsh names Mr Parry clinches his long sent by reading an extract from non of Rev Dr John Driver of go who drove right Into the laboi Ions In the following fashion abor unions have been clearly w hey have defied law provoke and sedition been anarchistic iterance and attitude toward Their hands are stained as ands of Cain they have turns anl1 vampire sparing nt ovf lend If I were a m- rttgityedgfrathis With malice toward none with charity for all I will ma ny own business I will not arblti will not hire a member of anjjd organ Iatlon I will not retain H mploy any man who wears a H fofutton or emblem of any orde anlzatlon likely to provoke aired violence etc All this was said With mall ward none and with charity for Wouldnt It have been more tont and preacier like If he had Father forgive them for they not what they do How do the wn ghouls mud vampires sound from a man so free of malice locked with charity tMr Parry gives this reverend non of charity as testimony the correctness and justice of pinions Ho condemns tho labor Ions for not permitting the scab IIwurl quote a minister of the who would be a boycotter engeance and who would drive trades unionist to starvation It would not he fair to accuse minister of entertaining the Indictlve spirit and boycott assessed by Rev Driver It fair to hold up the labor lions lately committed in Chicago cllccting the splrll of the trades Ions In general It has been lately revealed that loon churches In Chicago have igly violated tho building laws still those which have not tho law should not be condemned Iho criminality of those which do have been constrained to write article on account of the unkind Ictlve Intolerant spirit manifest the speeches of these gentlemen ircedo the truth of their many Instances I believe that mployers association will If inducted prove a benefit to both ties believe with organized lion tho dangers from both will lessened They will prove a ich other Butt In tho intemperate speech these gentlemen I think I see nay symptoms of Insane as has been lately exhibited by unions In Chicago And after all not the employers at tho bottom onslblc for the actions of the ale unasslmilated elements In tho Ions Have not tho great lemselves brought hundreds of ands of this brute force to this try to take the place of skilled Have they not in direct violation law contracted with ship IIhores to bring the man with hoe to Talk about obeying the law If esldents of ship companies tho great corporations had their sorts they would all be In tho iry The Immigration contract la w Is dally violated Why do our high officials compel tho ship lanles and the great employers of untry to obey the law Mr anI company should not strain ate They are supposed to bo tclllgent and patriotic than the Jorers and should first set the all1ple of obeying the law and malw an Infantile noise when they fer the penalties of their own and Indiscretions What avalloth they cry out against tho unions nnd condemn not the Ilw ot ship companies and of con foreign labor employers Mr Parry no doubt nndoratnn making but ho does not un human nature neither has a line senso of justice If his means anything nt nil II a declaration of war Ho thlnls sees danger In the unions but cn none within hltliself lie Rees great menace In the attitude of la and predicts revolution In m he Is doing more than an vise to Incite It He does not seem to know that reo do not spring from labor Is humble and slow to reolt Revolutions are not made the and they never go backwan Emerson General rcgolllonsn do not como from the Ignor of the uneducated as mostilooille They como from those In and authority They como bc they are provoked Tho fault not with labor but with those who It Jefferson clearly Ilolnted out Experience has shown said he that men are more disposed to suffer evils aro sufferable than to themselves by abolishing tJlt to which they are accustomec Thus we note that In this age of and trusts the great of humanity who are mere slaves patiently enduring In Ustice patiently listening to those they feed refer to them as ower classes humbly submitting to which crushes them rath r than resort to strlfo of any kIndI that organize even to resist It do not desire revolution Tin the last to Incline to It Tin endure patiently and as Jcfferw said suffer evils as long as the an be endured before they become to right them There Is totting which gives me such faith in he wage slave class as this general exhibition of gentleness kindness and ong patience If an occasional local wtbrcak occurs It Is In the nature if things and to be expected The cry of agitator and anarc st Is mere bugagoo Universal all men of all nations 1ribes labor Is more peaceable and latrlotlc than capital Revolutloi not from labor but from pow and authority If labor comml In this country let It be emned and punished but let us not e blind to the causes to the ondlttons which provoke It The solution of the question In pinion Is neither In tho employer nor fii the trades union organizations both are bound tc human prejudices and sel sit Interests If they contend local each other the public will ompelled to cry A plague on both our houses If they have the udgment each to send level heade ble trusty representatives to ress Instead of sending hey will give equilibrium to that really overbalanced body legislation be less one sided the wants and rlevances of each will receive Intell eat and reasonable consideration nnd better understanding arrived at aU round Jai WILSON M D RELIGION AND LIQUOR The Patriarch of Seattle Wash- Ington is published In tae Interest tho saloons and is the paper that itely wrote a scurrilous piece about 11rs Henry simply because she is an Infidel the lady never having hear the Patriarch Its last Issue Feb as I write to hand The first line In Its firsl lltorlal Is By the help of God we will attempt to do The Patriarch Is a strictly religion lapel not a line of Infidelity appear In of Its articles begins as fol Mongrel In Petticoats An Arizona She The editor of the Iconoclast says Nancy Mcb Phelps of Hlllsborc Arizona sends us a caustic reply Tho Patriarch editor much of which we are compelled to omit owing the fact that Teddy has riot ye inlppcd the mall service with ashes ilis bags This spokesman virago Miss Nanc lys As for women they cant af ford to go down to death every year- or so to propaagate your species This vile woman knows as well as Imow that women go down to death to premature death through not pro igating the species Aye Indeed the Doctor Nancys who go to earl IlaVeS sent to their doom by the hands of women doctors who hav actual that murderous stage of con nuous Infanticide that they view all with a spirit of nonchalance which Is hideous to contemplate anl1 they are so depraved that they wai theIr vile tongues and gnash their ers teeth prompted by a tiger art wrapped In womans hide Ihe vlrtuou s man who denounce ace suicide The following are extracts fron that editorial As a man is boin the provider and tho protector of woman whether It he In his prlmatlve condition or the highest order of civilization mllst ho over bo her leader or her dictator If needs be not only Iho benefit of society generally for women particularly The quills the fretful effeminate porcupine this irreverent Arizona She will qulv lr with rage at this honest and trllth- ful assertion but what does the klnj of tio forest the lion care for tin sillily of the effeminate porcupine J or oven his roar puts tho whole his Inferiors to flight Being conscl ous of his superiority he can afford to roar anti let the whole Inhabitant Imow his exact location ISThus did tho ass Jenny Ass Nancy low the fluto by accident Insteai of being ablo to weaken ono singh COllnt charged by the Patriarch against her moral peers and her clients she- comos very close to adding anothci cOllnt to tho indictment of her clients whom she Is vainly trying to exonerate t t t The hatching process Nancy Dear Is the function of tho hen not- tho cock The fact Is there aro so many criminal limit hens of th Lulu Clark and Nancy Phelps p suasion who wish to lay nil the lgg8 they choopi hilt n wail to that tho spectacle nf race IIlIlclde tune forced Itself upon us nnd 1resl dent Roosevelt was bravo enough to assail this national crime which hnell birth In the highly educated un domesticated Sabine women of AmI erica As for myself I will not buke a standard of erbium In others In which participate myself as claim a manifold progeny born alllIraised In a saloon some now In second generation who are excllIent types of both ntellectunl and health but their morals aro ph8r1I ly being undermined by procreative staglnators as those Iu Ins of Colorado anti Nancys of Arl zona I am an Infidel and the coml1lonI opinion If not most of Chrlsllan people is that I will go to hell he calico am an Infidel but wouM scorn to use such language ohout the professional street walkers of cxlngton that tile Christian editor of The Patriarch uses about a Chris Unit woman preacher who Is a hrlght woman anti lately wrote a letter tins man who edits Tho Patriarch that was so good that I overcame against preachers to print It In fullpoI would not use such langnago as that about tho Magdalcns of Lexlng ton because the worst of them do not leservo It and because I once went iround In Lexington and spent two lays talking to them and they wero ill kind and good to me and nil Christians except ono Jewess and one Gentile Infidel If I were to talk about the Magi lens of Lexington as this man CIa son Christian editor of The Ptttri arch talks about a Christian woman ircachcr the Blade could not live a month Its friends men and wome would drop it in disgust- If should say about any l1eflccnl woven In Lexington what Clayeo he Christian says about an excee ngly bright Christian woman preacher and somebody In Iho town Chris Ian or Infidel would not kill me would feel a supreme contempt for the whole town If Clayson should come to Eexln on and edit that kind of a newspaper would most certainly bo Idl11 md probably by some Christian dls lller or Christian saloon keeper or If ho was nol killed It would be cause ho would not be regarded as worth of notice Clayton the Christian is an ad nlrer of Brann the Christian Brann tho Christian was killed other Christians for severe things he said and Brann was an Immoralist who encouraged the liquor traffic loth by his words and by drinking It iTnnn never said merely brutal anl1 ufllanly things like Clayson doe but had a command of the Englta language rarely excelled In America Brann was a genius and what he sall1 attracted attention and could not be ignored and his Christie brethren not being able to answer him In words couldnt do anything leo but kill lifjii regular groan hog case Clayson Is making a strenuous fort to gain the notoriety that Brtn had and will fall because he Is un ducated and without genius and on hat account will probably never nt tin sufficient Importance to warrant ny man in killing him Some Christian woman like Carrl Nation may split his tend with atchet some day but no real manl man could afford to shoot a man like llayson am opposed to the liquor traffic but I only try to beat It by fair mean while Clayson who gets his living h editing a saloon paper is beating tho liquor traffic by foul means- I have friends who are distiller anl1 brewers and think some saloon copers Abraham Lincoln a Ken icklan the greatest Infidel that eer lIed sold whisky at ono time at two laces Douglas in a speech charged coIn with being a barkeeper Llncol saltl It Is true was a barkeeper tood behind the bar and Mr Dougla stood In front of it have seen Douglas He was drinl Ing liquor out of a little pitcher when he was making a speech against Llr coIn and he certainly looked like ho hall stood In front of many a hat sides Lincolns Of course under all these clrcntr stances when remerber It was a Pro tuition Christian editor Rucker that sent mo to the penitentiary for my re glons opinions I am not going to he fanatical In my opposition to llqnoi hili a man like Rucker will laugh his sleeves at the utterances of The Patriarch written by his Christian brother Clayton because Rucke tows that the style of such a man ns Inyton who makes his living by en nirnglng liquor saloons will do more to destroy Ito liquor traffic than any rohlbillon paper can possibly do arse Prohibition papers arc supposei misrepresent liquor men Clayton and Rucker aro working to Alter exactly like they wero part ners In Ih samo business the only dpi irenco being that Clayton or son whatever his name in Is a much more formidable enemy to tine llquo traffic than Rncker Is It will bo noticed that Clayson tit Christian strenuously supports Roosevelt tho Christian who said that Paine was a filthy little atheist Think of a man like Clayson hav- Ing a wife and claiming tho right l bo the leader and dictator for wlfo and boasting that his children wero born and raised In a saloon and then remember that the New Testament says that If a woman know anything she must ask her banl1 nt homo I Cor 1I3C thnt this doctrine is taught by a mat who never lead any wife and sup sally never had any children car understand how Ills that men like Elizabeth Cady Stanton iphlno K Henry and Harlel M dlgnnnlly oppose all such prepos torolls teaching But what I cannot understand how a woman like Reverend Nancy Phelps a genius and a moralist can belong to the same religion that son does- dot out of It Sister Phelps I Como over Into Macedonia and help us FJ Mi ITIS THE COMFORT LINE II +Fitce Reclining Chain Ca itszON THE POPULAR HendersonRoute BETWEEN LOUISVILLE EVANSVILLE ST LOUIS WEST AND SOUTHWESTi HA- te otwe Ire the Orlglnltoniof Free Reclining Chair Car Service Between Louisville and St Louis Dont you think it would pay you In traveling to Get the Henderson 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MENTAL SCIENCE NEW THOUGHT AND UPTODATE THEORIES pertaininghuman to e that la not of Interest to the Free thinker and while an essay under the above headline smay bo not strictly In conformity to tho object for which your paper Is published I believe It will prdvo n harmless diversion f nothing more There are many of your readers judge who have not waded through a mall course of In struction on mental science that r tails from to 50 as tho sliding scale of prices is worked to get pur chasers so some of the high priced thougnts may bo acceptable for men tal rumination Fortunes have bee mado out of what is known as menta and Christian science an 1Slllrltllal principle of all Is vl saute which Is that every human being possesses a subcon scious mind which believes everything that Is told It because it lacks the power to reason which the objective mind the one that works during our waiting hours and is quiescent when wo are asleepdoes have On this theory are built all tho schools of healing that have put so many dollar- into tho pockets of thoso who have used the malls to disseminate their Ideas In a word suggestion Is the great secret of every cure and every success In life that follows the teach ings of new thought Weekly papers and monthly maga tines have sprung up like mushrooms to scatter this Idea and Incidentally If not primarily in most cases to corral tho great and indispensable American We are told by these numerous editors who got busy very quickly when they saw the opportunl ty that one can succeed In any dertaking and overcome all obstacles In life If ho will purchase their mental productions and work tho sugges tlon Idea continuously and persistently One of these very successful writ ers from a financial standpoint whom Undo Sam ias refused further use of tho malls because he smelt a fraudhas a pamphlet with the allur Ing title The Conquest of Poverty It Isa deluge of words which the writ ers modestly recommends by saying It Is a splendid thing If I do say it myself and thus do we see the old saying verified Whosoever bloweth not his own bazoo the same shall not bo blown It Is customary with this class of writers to assume a most ItIve state of mind and to throw out affirmations with a lavish hand that have no special value and as far as known not one of them has ever made a dollar by following their own ad vice to others and their Income has been derived from selling thei- rlliousiitaivcredulous humanity Therefore when they are denied the use of the malls and cannot longer sell their thoughts they are as power less to get money as toe rest of us when we do not produce something All these writers claim to Ignore con dltlons and circumstances and assert that every Individual can make and control his own therefore can have anything that he wants and all he bombast reminds one of Napo leon who said on a certain occasion Circumstances I make circum stances but when the English put him on tho Island of St Helena ho went out of the business One of these writers declares that a whole world Is supplying Carnegie with money In response to his mental de mands but if this gentleman had remained In Scotland where he was born and opportunities were lacking he might have worked his mental de wand to this day and not seen any more wealth than his ancestors did We are poor says this person because our convictions Insulate our subconscious demand for good things Including money and now if you will join her success club by mall that Is send your name and one dollar dont forget the dollar success vibrations will bo sent you that will brace you up and put fortune in your grasp Now what Is meant by success vibrations Simply this the person who receives your dollar will sit down In their easy chair and send a thought flying through space warranted to reach your subconscious mind and Impel It to action If you have given your street and number provided you are In a distant city so It will know where to go And furthermore this operator of tho success circle says speak for the circle collectively the sllenl word success dailY and of course It reaches them all In different localities without the bother of repeating the different addresses If any one can suggest an easier way to make money than this let him speak up and do tho Impossible have a circular sent East from this city which promises success to the receiver of he will for ward his name and the always desired dollar but the socalled success club gives no address exqept the generally delivery and nothing can be learned about It by Inquiry As the dish Is making no efforts to get mem hers and money near home the con elusion must be reached that mental vibrations work better at a long dls tanco or the manager Is too modest to be seen I am personally acquainted with a man who has been barely able to make a living for years butv wholes now found success as ho says for he Is publishing a new thought periodical and selling Information on the power of suggestion Should he quit his present business the struggle to exist would probably resume Its old aspect for he has never produced anything with his muscles and never And so you will find It with the majority of thoso who have gone Into this movement for with all their pre tended wisdom they would be rank failures In the practical departments of life which require a mixture ofs mind and muscle There Is no denying the fact that mental activity Is an Important and r t lba i 4 t Ji liitf Indispensable factor In everything that man does but tho mind when Uncon nected from physical moventiK tho weakest thing In tho known world Talk about mental demands for wraith and money If you will but mental do tnnnds never produced either and un they are produced by mind and muscles tho person who works nook Ing but his mind cannot possibly ob tale them To show the nonsense be notEt me a propounded and the absurdly Idiotic reply of the wise ono Do you mean to say that a person can by making a positive demand gain enough to sup ply all needs and have It como to him without material effort on his part In the way of some kind of la bor Reply Whatever comes to any man comes by mental demand made sometime somewhere somehow Tho Idea that man must earn money by tho sweat of his brow Is ono of the race Idiocies which every rich man as well as every baby refutes Butef anything more Is needed to demon strafe tho falser or the fool one must be dull of comprehension All these new thought writers art tellning their readers to demand demand demand and make a business of be ofrstock for sale and peep a standing no flee like this Send me and will sod you the paper my books and a years membership In the success clr clo absolutely tree If mental de mantis will Insure wealth and money as they tell others why dont they give their books and papers away and get their money by that method in whatsthey preach If they know so very much why dont some one of them blossom out as a millionaire and show that they can make money as well as Carneglr who probably never read an uptodate new thought paper In his life The business of It Is these people are ah fakers to a certain extent for outside this one fact that strong and positive minds with great power of concentration are the ones that move the world there is nothing In It and tho great mass of mankind do not come tinder that head and never will Ills an old Chinese proverb great minds have will others only feeble wishes and the majority of our species must be labeled others Those who are sharp enough and un feeling enough to take advantage of the weak minds In this world will always find smooth sailing and avoid sweating their brows and new thought writers do not propose to perspire much If we get a correct Impres slon from what some say But I have departed from the healing part of ths subject Let us return Whether the subconscious mind theory rests upon an absolute fact or not wo do know If human wonderful cures have relied upon that wonderful cures have taken place by working on this theory Inevitably the best results have been attained when the patient was In a natural or a mesmeric sleep for with thought at rest In his or her own brain the positive assertions of the healer met with no obstruction from dOTrirtairtrpaihy Tlrtstirrory holds that the unconscious mind Is always active and never sleeps also that it possesses all the dynamic force of the conscious mind Believing everything It Is told It does whatever It Is or dered to do so when It can be reach ed fully and completely because of the quiescence of the other mind it can be made to restore lost health and to repair and defects In organic action within the bounds of possibility It Is also a part of the theory that auto- suggestions or those made by the sick one himself have power to produce In many cases desired action This Is the basis of mental science and on It Is built up all that has been said or written In the mall course of Instructlbn for which so many thousands of dollars have been given up by sick and suffering humanity Bear this one fact In mind at all times it is not the power of another persons mind over your body that cures your ailments but the of your own mind after tho necessary suggestions have been given It These sugges ions can be given In rn audible voice or by silent thought transference In which no words are spoken and the result Is said to be the same In either case Concentration of thought onI the part of great Importance and when we consider how Impossible centration of thought Is to most pee pie and how the mind flits from this to that like a humming bird on a Iliac bush we may see the cause of manly failures where nonprofession als try to work the combination In this theory that the unconscious mind Is always active and has com plete control at all times of the body we find If accepted the power which pumps our breath and blood Insures digestion excretion secretion and the exercise of every function found with- In the human machine It removes these mysteries however by adding anotherthe mind Itself and wo ask in vain what It Is whence Its orgln and how It Is able to produce these phenomena to say nothing of Its ul tlmate fate when the body has been destroyed by accident or natural death from old age Ifot Just now It Is not necessary to deal with that conundrum for wo want first to es tallish tho existence of this mind and tho certainty of Its powers Can It be done Never perhaps to an absolute certainty but If one half that Is claim ed In human testimony can be demon strated to all Inquirers to all seek ers after truth then a very strong belief Is certain If not positive lenowlc edge Personally know of no remarkable cures and shall not bo con until I do for testimonials can be had In unlimited quantities for every patent medicine that helps to flood the market which for years has been overstocked I have read thin best mall course of Instruction extant and havo aimed to present Its basic feature only for taste are methods of treatment which ncludo laying on of hands and tails for different ailments while sent treatment by thought transference or telepathy has not by been mentioned at nth Testimonials for cures can be had In largo bels but they are not convincing 1v denco to one who has seen nothingt himself It Is my misfortune t r 1 totally blind In ono eye from catar act nod though have offered to s e n good round sum of money In escrow for the mental cplrltual or Christian science hunter who will remove It not ono of them will take the case un less paid so much In advance can month This refusal to perform who they assert they can for much more than they would get by the month If dono In n reasonable time rather weakens faith In their claims and con fldcnco In testimonials am still ready to read anything new that the human mind can bring forth for con sideration but am not prepared to bo Novo anything remarkable or surpris lug until brought taco to taco with the feet Many socalled miracles In healing tho sick have found a satisfactory ex planation for the believer In mental science In his theory and all history Is full of them If mental science Is true It must soon become a generally established fact for Investigation Is becoming general and critical so truth or error Is bound to bo reveal ed Meanwhile the press abounds with advertisements relating to sug gestive therapeutics phychotherapy unseen forces and how to use them mentallIhratlollsmind ad the starling point for their mental productions and suggestion Is the key to all results Can and will It soon be used by erybody UiANNINO SEVERANCE Los Angeles Calif J COULD NOT GET A BIRTH SO NEGRO HIRED SLEEPING CAR Bishop B W Arnett colored of Xenix satisfied his desire to ride to Mobile Ala in a sleeper for the con vention of the Council of Bishops of Methodist Church but It cost him money Owing to tho Jim Crow law ho found ho could not obtain a n lot of dickering he took an extra sleeper for toe trip from Cin cinnati to Mobile Instead of paying 450 for a birth ho paid 8160 for a car Then ho notified ecvoral other bishops of Ilte church to meet him and make the trip in his sleeper to Mobile This was done There were twelve In Iho party The Jim Crow taw Is the result of 40 white mans race prejudice against the black one and is therefore unreasonable and unjust The prejudice ccuplo with the de sire of the white man to get the labor ot the black man without conpenea tlon made the white men who wrote tho bible say that God had commended thin black man be the slave of the white QUJ Genesis IX 25 and makes the New Testament say that slavery is an Institution that all Chris tians should encourage and perpet uate 1st Timothy VI 16 The negro Bishop Arnett Is therefore teaching the very religion that condemns him to slavery and If Arnett believes the bible he oughtao go to some white man and deliver tlmgfllflnm gnPnL1i balance of his life working without is not responsible for his presence in this country He has stolen from Africa and brought here by our Christian for of the greatest duties of all good people Is to help the black peo In this unfortunate condition But Bishop Arnett Is doing the very tng that will excite against his race the prejudice of the white man Arnett comes from a northern state that opposed slavery and Is going to an extreme southern state that fav ored slavery and he is going to pass through Mississippi where his Ignor ant and vicious Christian brethern recently burned at the stake a black man and his black wife with Lowestates Ever bladeTO SouthWest VIA The Rock IslandFrisco System Are you Interested If so get ready and take advantage of the lowest rate ever made ARKANSAS TEXAS and INDIAN and OKLAHOMA TERRITORIES Tickets on sale from Memphis St Louis and Chicago February 16th March 1st and 15th and April 5thI and 9th atidressMcGUIRE P Cincinnati Ohio Dentist Cleaning Brush Dentifrice Unnecessary If you have the commonlywitlnut sensifivesaves dollars Outfit Teethlst Teethlne Teethgym 40 cts preservingeethCopper Teeth Sanitarium Kent Ohio WwNdMwMC i j out any legal In vent gallon of Iholr guilt or Innocence Arnett simply flaunting n rPt rag In the taco of a mad bull and tho people of Mississippi should caich him and whip him and start him late ti Ohio on a hog car It would nn lleoilltIa ter from Lexington to New my friends would bo disgusted with and yet certainly born a slave owner am tho social equal at least ot tho slave I used to ownIIf Arnolts religious duties did In his opinion call him to Now Orleans pod he did not go simply to see Mardi Grns a silly religious pageant Ar hctt should have gono as modestly as possible As It Is his persistence in self indulgencc and practicing tho arms of the rich white clergy while his poor black breath ern all over tile land are suffering for the needs pities of life simply makes It all the rdel for good people to remove the prejudice of tne Christian white man against the black man SHORTLETTERS Mills MoI send you a chipping for publication and comment the Campbelllte brand when anl1wonslstern of the same church After be ing married about a year we read Tom Paines Age of Reason and both ofus left the old Ship of ZIon thought bathIngconcluded that It was only a mud tur tleJACOB CARTER Buffalo N YEnclosed please find U for which kindly send me your per for one year Dr Slgmund Gold oflmo n your paper exten skely In diseases of the brain and as you observe happen to be In the drug business and thought would stuck up so as to supplement the ef forts of the Doctor It Is a refreshing sflmtilent in the midst of our petrlfi ed surroilndlngs Nuf sel1GEO J SJYLlN ftlddlei OraEnclosed 50 cents for cnUon the Blade Can any of your meffi readers give me a remedy for pu rysisR M RUSSELL Medina Wls Enclosed i for the Bltfle Set me ahead one notch Pliase note that this Is the second d ar purposeIStHllIs and rills and dol hhow my heart the mix L and drives away bleak f ow Ho every 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denomination being rep resented here and most of these peo pie regard me as a very bad man Bro Moore please send me the ad dress of every Freethought publica tlon In the English language I want to read them allJ J KELLY AnswerThe Infidel newspapers America so far as I recall them art The Investigator Appleton St Bos ton Mass The Tmth Seeker 28 fayette Place New York City and thfi Blade The Infidel newspapers En Plano are The Freethinker I indon W Foote Editor and The Trutl Seeker Bradford Editor Gott Ir Australia Is The Liberator Joseph Symes Editor If It has not lately sus pended In the United States are the following magazines The Searchlight Waco Texas Liberal Review 140 Dearborn St Chicago The Hu manltarlan Review 852 E Leo St Los Angeles Cal all monthly In Canada Is the Secular Thought bimonthly Toronta Canada There are some other Infidel publications that advocate other things side and there are several semllnfi del publications Branns Iconoclast and Pink Iconoclast are largely Infi delLockport New YorlcI want to ex press my great gratification on read ing Dog Fennel I have read It twlct and have loaned It to two parties who were more than pleased with It It Is the most perfect description pleas ingly told that It has over been my lot to read about a journey Its truth Is evident front Its plain statements May Its sale never cease and Its rev enue to you be great When my Blade comes can hardly walt to read It Its attacks upon all religious fraud Is from the shoulder pad always hit hard I had great fears that It would suc cumb to the great waves of Ignorance that are rolling so high but It still lives through the efforts of Its friends I was unable to help with dollars and prayers dont count So like the boy lludear nitsfthat hairy fun In the Northwest cor Gloryt tolltiHenrysmuchInshackle of creed and clogmnJ J SWOB Kettle balls Wash Enclosed find ono dollar for Dog Fennel In the Or lent Through tho kindness of my friend Simpson of Wrangle Alaska have boon a reader of your paper for a fow months and nm between the devil and the deep blue sea When you were begging for money didnt know whether you really needed It or just got In a habit of bogging for money when you used to be a preacher When was a boy In Missouri there used to be a preacher named Davis who lived on his farm in an adjoining county He came and preached once a month at our church anythingbuthe did not preach any more because he had to stay at home and plow corn having no money with which to hire anybody Ho moved away from Missouri When came hero to live I found that he had come to Seattle ana bought a place In tho suburbs for which he paid 40000 in cash and had retired from preaching S H NOTLEV AnswerIf I had been as smart a preacher as Bro Davis was would not have to beg now Laurence Texas Please send me Tesllamontreceived Dog Fennel and It is the best thing of the kind I have ever read You are In my estimation at the head of the Free Lance brigade and sincerely hope that you may long continue to wave and that your shad ow may never grow less Money order enclosed W A MITCHELL Comment My wife says am too fat and that she hopes my shadow will grow less- California Pa1 have Just finished reading Dog Fennel and enjoyed It very much Dr Wilson expresses the Socialist sentiments on government In his ex cellent article on free speech in the Glade of Jan have sent 100 for John Turners defense That and 100 for the Blade Is all I can spare now May you live long to write such books as Dog Fennel Lena Chaffee n Tho toll WI appeareihintlie Noivs of the 21st Why ThusIt Is no tlceable and the fact has been much commented on during the past few uptheAustins paper that he permitted A Snow to slur Christianity and its teachings nearly every week In the columns of the Tribune but now that Bro Winter has taken up the defense of Christianity has closed his columns to tho articles The News man now has the opportunity of his life for since reading the above Snow wrote him offering him for publication a re nly to the Winters article Is he Infidelitytheclde or does he too fear to deliver over to the tender mercies of the preachers Well see The editor of the Tribune does not ask anybody to help him decide what shall go to Its columns He runs it as he pleases and the News or any other paper Is welcome to all the glory It ian get out of printing what the Tri bone does not want Comment think the editor of the Tribune Is right In giving Bro Snow a hearing even If he might not agree with Bro Snowthe beautiful Snow because It is always safe if you want to be fair to give the other side a hearing My first book The Rational View has on the back of It Audi alteram partem Hear the other side also think that the editor of the News Is wrong In trying to excite religious prejudice aga tit the edltoi the Tribune If the editor of the News knew that Snow was wrong he should haw used the space that ho took to rebuke a rival editor to expose Snows errors That would not only haio answered Snow but would havo morp effectually answered the Tribune As for Bro Winter It Is plain that Snow and Winter ought to go gether especially In Iowa But lire Winter Is a professional theologian and ought not to be con 1professional now and would glad to have Bro Winter express his grievance In tho Blade where he line plenty of sea room have been on the ocean lately- would try to treat him fairly and kindly so that when we were done we might say with the Bard of Avon Now Is the Winter of our discon tent made glorious Summer- hope lira Snow will show his ap preciation of the generosity of the Tribune by showing In any thing else that ho may write for It the greatest generosity and kindness and purpose to do good Snow and Winter are suggestive of cold wind You recollect In that most beautiful of all the parables that ewer heard though It never found Its way Into any Bible that when the cold wind could not make tho man take off tho cloak of error the warm sunshine made him glad to 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cover big losses Because I lead In low prices and the dealer who leads deserves your favors Correspond with me anti obtain my prices and tract Theism In the Crucible free Per Kenslngtonill OTTO WETTSTEIN The Best Yet Centatnaa fullpnlaaa yroal gtraa tte v theorestnctudngepectaleperatechaptersf Hundredsit lionsralkwithortginalnorm newly revised enlarged and well talkmindedbookssoldenil08 book for everyone Answers dell regularyhrslclan reclpesZ40iNrtariezilncudlnrtwo lameFlajhllfrht cover mailed tor ceau postace 1JJOorkrwithartlJtio and appropriate full pace halftone en Instruction best for on chlld earlnit and chtld Edited tor this country by Dr Its nib St popularJ THE BEST ct ti TOr rsaAtatar t l9eisa oInJienn olis LouisilleRatlrey THEFA I DID JESUS THE CET Nr Salt Lick Kentucky February 1004 0 C Mnuro kMr SIr What I nin going to to you about seems like aver Rinnll innttor to nnnuy you about but thcro was a Christian got bold of my Blade last week and saw where you Bald locus Christ had gotton tbo mltton 1 Ho sooinoil to boll over with wrath and in very abusive language said you wore a liar i Not bolng posted and having is inuoh vonorntlon for his gray hairs could not dofond you I Now what want you to do Is to make him retract what he said Yours truly 1 E G NICHOLS f AnswerSo far from being a ImllOrtuntIUYou did exactly right In your course with the preacher dont want to make him re tract hut after having studied the mill read much about religions of other kind than the Christian and having boon in Palestine and Its prin cipal places of interest especially Jer usalem Bethlehem and Bethany all favorable circum I under the most stances that one could have I will i give my opinion merely about It anti any body can take it for what thinks It is worth am Inclined to think that there was sometime near 2000 years ago a IipOlson who lived In Jerusalem whose itunme was Joshua and that the h- armIWfls Latinized Into Jesus and that the title Messiah translated Christ in the New Testament was added toj tt his named either In derision by those who opposed him or In earnest by those who thought he was the mum tVwhll was expected by the Jews to a rise at some time anti free Judea from Roman domination j think that to this man Joshua or Jesus were added by those who became priests of his religion about i2l Dmany of the alleged pecu Rarities Including miracle working 3of Krishna or Chrlstna two names for the same person of India who had r then become apotheosized in s It10sus has since become In Christen f think that In all the world In all ages known to history there have probably been about fourteen person who have hall that Jesus did anltintheallnow any body bo able to waleda sincere hennar poster like Mohammed Joe Smith and Dowle or a man like our Kentucky George 0 Barnes some what draft In his Intellect Or Jesus may have beer a combination of throe am strongly under the Impression that this man Jesus was crucified as the result of a combination of Jewish hatred of him because he opposed tho Jewish religion and the opinion Lire of the Raman authorltlefu In Judea j fandion was not by any means wholly iswithout reason I think there Is a very strong pro bability that this man Jesus was cru cified by the Romans at the Instlga tlonof the Jews on the very top of the little mountain or Mount Calvary x and that I walked over the very place where his cross was stuck In the ground as I have described It more fully In Dog Fennel and that picked up stones from within a yard ot where that cross stood and sent them among other relics from the Orient all properly marked to people who asked me for them living In all or various states of the Union I also believe that Jesus was linrlec In the sepulcher Into which I went In the garden at the foot of Mt Cal tivarythink the sepulcher probably be longed to a man named Joseph of Arlmathca the same town that we saw that Is now called Ramleh As to what became of the body of Jesus do not think any body knows tho story of his having ascended to heaven being of course entitled to no more credence than the same story that was told of men of other ages and countries but strange to say religionym5r4s o the matter of Jesus ever hav fog gotten the mitten an old ex pression for being jilted In a love af fair I think the following Is true Jesus was poor and wanted to Wmake friends of rich people und to marry If not just any rich woman one particular woman named Mary who lived In fine style for that ago and country with her sister Mar tha and her brother Lazarus at Bethany two miles from Jerusalem The home of Lazarus was probably the very finest country house that near Jerusalem and I think It almost certain that the whole little village of Bethany containing about 500 peoplr belonged to Lazarus Many do not seem to understand that there were two persons named Lazarus that are prominent in the New Testament one of them a very poor man living In Jerusalem and one a very rich moan living In Bethany and doing business as a scribe Ter nsalom I saw many scribes They are pee pie who make their living by writing i for people In that country where hut fow people can write I think both from the story In the Now Testament anti from the factp as they appear to he In Jerusalem I and Bethnny that Jesus was In love with Mary and wanted to morn her and that Mary loved hm or flirted with him nobody will be able to and probably she did not know lient self the match being probably posed Iwtli by her sister and her brother so that Mary rejected Jesus rd as a suitor and It was probably from r this that Jesus became a sad nail dis Iahtpolnteil man and as a solace to his began a kind of religious re r formation now called tho Christian ro llglon anti for this could not coasts i tently be the first to cast a Btono at kin So many people who visit JeruC j mlpin Met tho Impression that Jess never llvwl thorp and was novor cm clflwl and burled there becaiiBo they Mover pe or know about tho tomb In the Kitnlen at tho foot of Calvary hut are disgusted with the flagrant Imposture of the alleged Calvary and holy pulchor In the Church of the Holy Sopulchor In Jerusalem which is plainly a priestly scheme to wall In tho alleged place of cruci fixion and burial of Jesus for the pur pose of getting money from those who want to see those places believe that any dispassionate and Intelligent man who knows the New Testament and then goes to Jom salon anti Bethany can see the per fect plausibility of my idea that the- Christian religion had its origin In the fact that Jesus got the mitten tram a prettygirl named Mary Just as Mohammedanism got its start from Mohammed having married a rich widow Tho result was that Christianity despises the attraction of women while Mohammedanism extols the attractions Southland Iowa Sun 1To the citizens of Smithland ar renders of the Smithland Sun Many times have I and my far l lly been asked by some gn Christ Ian people why It Is that we do n belong to some church and be Christ The editor of the Sun has grantee me space In the paper to answer the question In first place these people are misInformed when they say we e not belong to any church We do be long and no doubt to the greatest the world has today We are a member of the Free Thought Rationalistic Seular and for Humanity chore There are a great number of churches all over the world three In Chicago one In KnnsasCItyk one In New York one In Los Angeles Cal Otto In Cincinnati Ohio one In Wash ington D C one In London England and many smaller ones all over the land of tho free The creed of our church Is as follows and called the creed of science To love Justice to long for right to love mercy to pity the suffering to assist the weak to forget wrongs and remember benefits to love tho truth to bo sincere to ut tel honest words to love liberty to wage relentless war against slavery in all forms to love wife and friends to make a happy home to love the beautiful In art and nature to cultivate the mind to be famllllar with the mighty thoughts that genius has pressed the noble deeds of all the world to cultivate courage and cheer fullness to make others happy to fill splendor of generous warmth of loving words errors to destroy preju nice to receive new truths with gladness to cultivate hope to see the calm beyond the storm the dawn yond the night to do the best that can he done and then be resigned this Is the religion of reason the creed of science This satisfies the brats and heart We use for our mot to Free Thought Science Reason vs Superstition To do good Is our religion We have heard It said In this com nnmtt lfftt rcchurches That Is all together untrue has we work against no one but give every person the full right to worship according to tho dictates of his conscience I have given aid to the churches of various creeds since in Smithland and we have the highest respect for all good Christian people for a good Christian is as good as a good Liberal and a good Liberal as good as a good Christian and better than a poor Christian ns well as a good Christian Is bettor than a poor friends this Is our belief dont say things that are scat so as Is neither Christian like or science like to talk about people things that are untrue We extend the right and Rood will to all our fellow man and to do good Is our motto- Respectfully yours for good Dr L S STOLL CommentThat Is my Ideal of the dml of letters that people should try to get Into our ordinary secular news papers No reasonable editor whatever views about religion can object to that kind of a letter but will be glad to print them want to see less of contention and squabbling about theories and more Isposltlon to placate by kind words and to win by good words and good deeds The only criterion of life Is Its fitness to make others happy and incidentally If not primarily to make ourselves happy HOMESEEKERSEXCURSION Via QUEEN ANn CRESCENT ROUTE +To points In Colorado Arizona Arkansas Indian Territory ansas Louisiana Mexico Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska New Mexico North Dakota Oklahoma South Dakota Texas tah Wyoming Tickets on sale the first and third Tuesdayc o leach month to April 1904 Inclusive good returning 21 dayst from date of sale Ask Ticket Agent for particula 8 or address d E arko T P A Lexington KyI AN INFIDEL7 PHYSICIAN Who Has Been and Hope Will Con tlnue to Dea Friend of the Dlade Will Probably Become a Christian Wlnlorset In Feb Charles Moore Lexington 1111I My Dear Sir Ofton times heard the accusations against Infidel of deathbed repentence sic J never believed thorn but now say they be truo In my nrlI college days because self freethinker later Joined the Unitarian Church nail have often been termedI an Infidel Never was able to see any good revival meetings until last week through curiosity attended the first services of a revival here and one re mark male by the preacher Induced Williirnootlng of the change In my mllllli since the meetings began IIThe confession will be In writing will bo sent you later will tell you what I think now of the Blade tWill not take time to write much ns professional duties demand much of my time and the remainder must be devoted to the success of these meetings Oh If I could see every Inflrtoll sic and urge them to attend revival meetings They know not when something will be said that will tereSt them next time a revival Is meld across the street from Mrs Closz trust she will attend AnJehut will wager my hall is whiter Yours truly T P WEIR P SYou need not stop the made can do missionary work with It T P Please publish AnswerI want to be fair and kind and just In my dealings with you this matter and hope you wlll write fully and fecly for the Blade about your conversion to Christianity If you so regard It It is an unusual thing for Infidels to turn Christian and am sure that the readers of the Blade Including myself will anticipate with pleasure your letters to the Blade Please remember that ask you o write without any restraint anti that assure you that nothing yoitmaysay against me personally or Intalels gen orally will prevent my prinflng any thing you may write 4 do not by any means clanjj41mt Infidels Including myself are af they ought to be and believtljlt would be wolesome to one to freely tell ns of our faults cld errors morally and Intellectually alii hope you will fully avail your of this opportunity please ohsl the spelling of that word eI of our faults because I willcertainly ought tohthink It Is something thr JGhristJaaj JJiLuiiwonld J to do Apropos of that spelling word opportunity will tel lowing facts In justice to tlc side of this discussion You speak of your college da Your letter Is written In an exce Ingly bad hand and without any dence of your knowledge of punct tlon or capitalization so that In orffcr to make your letter Intelllglbw have to correct your letter from tart to I writers of this In eluding Mrs Closz to whom yini sug gest the propriety of emulating your write so that never think fromofstart to finish and I never change U though they write columns You on the other hand in a short note spell the words repentances oppor tunltles and Infidel spelling right once and wrong once It Is a bad start for a man who le going to write against Infidels not tr be able to spell io word Infidel It Is bad enough for a Christian apologist to put one to the end of Ingersoll but It Is worse for such an apologist to put two 1s to the end of Infidel So Doctor your contention whether for Infidelity or Chris mnlty does not come backed with any great deal of learning and especially about what you call Infidells You change from the Unitarian Church to the other church you contemplate joining Is no great change simply going out of one church Into another Just before our civil war when silver money war getting very scarce because everybody was beginning to hoard It a nan that George D Prentice editor of the Louisville Courier did not like wrote to Prentice asking What car do to make small change Prentice printed the mans note and In his answer Prentice said Turn fool It will be tho smallest change you can make Your going from Unitarianism tr any other church that you can select will only be malting small change the smallest change you can make So that while your new Chrlstlar brethren will probably announce your rase as conversion of a famous Infidel It will hardly he so regarded by Infidels am glad you are going to usr the Blade for missionary work That Is what leave been trying foi a long time to get all my readers o Will he glad to furnish them to von In any amount from five to 1000 000 at one cent each Oh am delighted that you tales this view of the case But remember doctor that you Blade will be stopped promptly at the expiration of your subscription We havo experience In trusting Christian people for their Blades anlI wo never do It If we know they are Christians Its bad enough even tr trust an Infidel In your coming letter to the Blade against Infidels please rip them up to back about taking tho Blado ant t paying for It and will print tint part of your letter In Italics Please lot us linear from you the soonest possible and mako It hot ant navy Labor over It prayerfully and sit Ji atip with It of nights and Sundays any other time you cnn snatch from 1II1r111Sflilrofollslonni pathlc brand dont know the peculiarity of your school of medicine but If It moans ttmt you treat your patients with remedyIOf course there was no Intention of advertising your business In your lot chartfordo not forget to give Infidels h citron for not paying for their unn8IForewarned Is forearmed Well watch you and see that your sub ycIROME CON- CRESS FUND It Is the desire that Dr J B Wil son represent American Freethought at the Worlds Congress of Freethink ers to be hold In Rome Italy next September Dr Wilson Is presides of the National Liberal Party and is eminently qualified to participate In the deliberations ai the Congress On his return from Romo the Doctor will write a book embracing his expel lens and proceedings of the Con gross and It Is needless to speak of the Doctors versatility and ability to wrlto much a book The price of the book will bo 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 possible All money received Is deposited In Tae Central Trust and Safe Dtposlt Company of Cincinnati and will bo acknowledged through the Blade Contributions and subscriptions with and without money will be 10 celved by the Secretary of the Na tlonal Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Dank Bldg Cincinnati O Condition of Fund Previously noknowlcdgod iW 00 Amount in Irink 0 ilolui M Vnteli Louisville Ky pd A Knplun Cincinnati 0 W Cliuten St Ansgnr Jn 2 pd Sara L Van Sickle Catos Ind ld II rtltlizalcthnellilliuuo1pd Mrs Newport Ky 1 pd Mrs Mary K Williamson Newport 1 pd Harriet M Closz Webster City love 1 HE IS GOING TO BE A COOKIE Port Hope Ontario Canada Mr Charles Moore Dear SlrMy grandfather Mr John Helm loaned me a copy of Dog Fennel In tho Orient which fount most Interesting One of the reasons why It proved so kenlovable Is that I expected to be Cookiet month on Tour No to the Mediterranean acrosS the continent to England returning the northern route And now for the reason of this grandfather and I had nin argu ment over tinkers damn as used by you Chapter VI page have always thought that damn meant curse and have written tho same way you have It and evl dently you must be of same opln ionMy grandfater says you should have spelled It dam as In that par ticular expression tinkers dam dam means the ridge that tlnkerr made around the hole they are sold ering In order to keep the solder from spreading around This ridge he states used to be mado of dough and ho claims that it originated In this way When reading your description of some of the Cookies on your tour often wondered what sort and con ditions I shall meet on the tour lox pect to take If it should so happen that this best looking girl In party and became good friends then I shall Jeclde that some of Mr Moores lucks coming my wayWALTER J HELM Answer Find that best looking glr1just as easy to find as any of them and tell her say when on shipboard always be by you and she will be at the Helmmost Important po sition on tho ship I am touch obliged to you and more so to your grandfather for the planation about the tinkers dam always suspected that It was an stance of double entendre a kind oftend like swearing but Imagin ed that dam alluded to In one of the meanings was the mother of UK tinker have now however no doubt that your grandfathers explanation Is tile correct one havo frequently fully half the time of the many times that have lIed Itwritten It tinkers dam and believe should have written that way In Dog Fennel It seems that some time before was horn perhaps there was a medl sine called Godfreys Cordial had a little boy friend who was i nephew of Orville Browning whc under Lincoln was the firs Secretary if the Interior That little boy Is now Judge Orvllle turning OBannon some where away out west whero tho sun goes down He would not swear hut he would ixcltedly say By God freyfi Cor dial the part In parenthesis heist spoken In a low voice as we were specially drilled In school to read parentheses In those days Remember me when you get sick If you should meet n Blrdlo be Tood to her According to your tour she will not get ducked this time it Joppa Dont fall Into tho crater at Vesuvius and dont take too much of the crater any where P SMy love to tho Cooks o Cookies You will have good Cooking of good grub jIILLIN0IS CENTRAL RAILROAD I 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 k BEST LINE TO HOT SPRINGS ARK THROUGH PERSONALLY CONDUCTED EXCURSION SLEEPERS TO CALIFORNIA TEXAS NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA TWICE A WEEK REDUCED 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oftortunltlcs doubled in that State What is threefourths the popula tion bo eliminated quadrupled anti so on Thats the Oklahoma Southwest Arkan sas Indian This vast territory Is supporting less than onefourth tho population of Its capacity a land where two yearly vegetable Groin are demonstrated possibilities the greatest fruit section in Uio country but thats only half the story low ratio of poulatlon to acreage makes land cheap thats tho main point Theres room for success in the great Southwest Illustrated literature sent on request t SELECT AS YOU Dr y CUn CLOTHES taortabla THE AND ONE PRICE 650 TO TEXAS Oneway Tickets from Memphis the Cotton Belt Route FEB MARCH AND On above date licit Route will sell oneway colonist tick ets from Memphis to points In Texas on anti north of Cotton Belt Route Toxarkana to McGregor and on old east of C S F Ky McGregor to Gainesville at rato of To points east of and Including Amarillo Quanah Vernon Brown wood Brady San Angclo San tonia Houston 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