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Lrat r IrI I T BLUE GRASS BLADEinst lfntu56t0f n EDITED Ill A HEATHEN IN TILE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALSi PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE n VOLUME XIII NUMBER LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28 E M 304 100 A YEAR gi TERMS OF THE BLADE Issuo for one year 100 0In clubs of five NEW subscribers fivetTerms140 per year In advances foreign subscription 150 Five New subscribers sent one year rt for 250 F Make all Money Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Dlade Lexington Ky iWhen you change your address a this olllco giving your old a well as the new address When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old c Irsubscriber The address slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription and serve as a receipt as the date changes as soon as tho subscriber pays Subscriptions to this publication are nn timed at expiration un1e s so ordered by lira courts Invariably hold a subsc b erresponsible to the publisher for subscription price of all papers ref until the is paid for In discoI ri Office of publication East Third street near Walnut Entered at the post office at Lexin ton Ky as Second Class Ma Matter Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fnyette Telephone Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOhOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink it believe from the time it Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties In the hell of crime death and dishonor it demoralizes everybody that touch it do not believe that anybody c contemplate the subject without coming prejudice against this llqu have to do is to think of the deaths of the suicides of the Insan- Ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children to ging at the faded dresses of wecpl and despairing wives asking bread of the men of genius it wrecked of the millions who ha isnotstruggled with imaginary serpen produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and the scaffold upon either bank not wonder that every thoughtful m is prejudiced against the damned st called G INGERSOLL Tho new chaplain of the United States Srnato Is a distinguished writer a man of learning and piety a must admirable now chaplain of the United States Senate but there are sumo things that he cannot hope to accomplish some trill to which his powers are not equal For example ho attempted tho other day to Induce tho members to repeat after him tho Lords prayer Not a mothers grn father of them uttered a sound T story that Senator Blackburn over anxious to oblige actually did begin with Now lay mo down to sleep Is nilsowell lutown yarn as hardly to merit at tention It is true though that when t tho reverend gentleman unmoved by his failure had recited tho prayer to tho end Senator Depow said to n itmemberbefore and better told Ambrose Blurco 1 iJt c THE BLADE ITS PAST TRIALS AND TRIBULA TIONS AND ACHIEVE yeMENTS The Good It Has Done and Is Doing b Deserving the Support of All Good Men and Women I am sorry that am not Intimate ly acquainted with tho history of the Blue Grass Dlado from Its very fancy began rowllng the Blade a year or two before Mr Hughes began Its publication beg tho Indulgence of the Blade readers for thus trespassing upon their time and the Blados space to toll of the trials iuid tribulations on the one hand and Its progress and achlcvcmcnto on tho other When Jas E Hughes started to publish the Blue Grass Blade some 10 years ago the paper had about eight hundred subscribers are had to be brought to Cincinnati to have It print ed as no printer In Lexington would touch It for fear of going to hell or iomcllilng to that effect Mr Moore was compelled to spend part of the week In Clnclnratl and an awful dlelemma which of the many brews of beer to patronize After a short sojourn In our olds tho whole outfit moved back to Lex- Ington where the editor soon succeeded In breaking In the Colum bus penitentiary as the guest of Uncle Sam for printing something In the Blade watch did not exactly suit a trsthe crime But with this persecution came sympathy noel cheering words and th subscription list o the Blue Grass Blade steadily grew until today It has readied a period subscription list of over 4500 Not only this the Blade has a home as were of its own It has Its lino typo Its presses Its folding mnchn oheeer material comparison Spiritually It has accomplished even greater achievements It has led thousands upon thousands of human beings to tnnk for themselves It has liberated them from an enslaved con theslm It has preached week In and week out morals of the highest standard It not only advocated temperance hl prohibition of that damned stuff cal thgooda loud voice against the atrocltl committed on the off color production of Jehova his bines children It has at all times and under n circumstances promulgated that beau tiful thought to make others happy and has condemned In strong lan guage the wholesale butchery of man lives In what Is called war One can take any Issue of the Blac and select any article at random and will Invariably thud some truth some morality Inculcated therein Can oneI ineThis In brief Is n condensed re sumo of tho made and Its deeds toI heas idthe usufruct of his labors but alas Ho foresaw that with a linotype tohe could furnish the Blade readers with more reading matter with clean tIand with a better paper nngprhasnames are as they ought to be The cause of the state of affairs Is duo to two reasons both of which c be easily rectified crysubscdarl another Is the misunderstanding of t fiftycent subscription plan It Is not Intended that an old so scriber pay sits cents tire second subsequent year even If ho club with four others The clubs of five moro Idea Is Intended solely to male propaganda for the cause of free thought suhscrlllUolIhMsubscriber to remit ono dollar for theI next year or 250 for five Blades one for himself anti four others for four new subscribers forciblyhela but just and fair and sending fifty cents the second year Is taking ad vantago of Mr lushes the publisher J had hopes flint ono thousand renders of the Blade would respond to theI committees cull which appeared InI In these columns a month ago All the committee asked for subscribers to send their own dollar for a years subscription and an extra dollnr for one new subscriber This method would give the Blade e thoimand new subscribers am accordingly place It on a solid Somo money came In and some notes on the linotype were paid off ohllgatlonsItwas added to the paraphernalia of th paletwhich to pay the 200 make mention of this fact as som hsmone tbought n 200 folding machine The flourishingfinancial pay off of 80 each month It has pay ments to make on the new folding iayaper annum the Blade cannot pay Its just obllgntlons The committees appeal was with drawn from the columns of the Blade entirely too soon Wo must get a to tai of ono thousand subscribers to send two dollars on the plan men tioned suggestIwill hold my Idea and plan the com mittees plan slightly revised In abeyance hear from others nut dropforMORRIS SACHS DEAN LEE AND THE RACE HORSES Since the death of Bishop Dudley my coadjutor In tho Dog Fennel dio beernspoken of as his successor Tho Loulsvlllo Herald urge against Dean Lee that he encouraged gambling by encouraging horse rac rtog article In the Lexington says this Is great Injustice to Dean Lee and the article bears think the Impress of Dean Lees own sug gestion It sterns to me that the Dean Is ying to run with the hare anti the too and that wont do He must go with one or the other Certainly the Lexington newspa tinethe Lexington Horse Racing Associa lion The matter was published ev ideally by Dean Lees friends and In tended to be in his interest amongthegenerally rich and Influential people instanceehlllfnrdnlng with the boys that made him lomostand gave him tame abroad these same papers printing evidently with Dean Lees connivance not to say approbation that he has been offered a salary of 20000 to preach In cago and 25 000 to preach in New YorlIprints that Dean Lee encouraged horse racing pod the Dean and his friends kick about It must say that an tin regenerate outsider cannot see where inInot give the to eese Lexington race course he ocg xtrlgl Ing all this time o tape the benefit somethlntlg If he did give the thinking that he was doing right and still thinking so no ought like a little man to say that he did do It and that he would pllet next time If he did give to the race course and now tnlnks he did wrong doing co he ought to say so and that ho would not do It any more It seems to me that the Dean Is be tween two fires hawk IIdeepliable to sit down between two stools Is trying the political trick of car tying water on both shoulders 1eThats a very nice plum and anI- s would like to have the entohanten- noel perquisites of the office but manIdtearll lions IsTHEanOF THE BLUE GRASS BLAD The most effective means for In aIraIn which you can plainest see what moneyortl Is patora Blade for ono year beginning at antlmo whatever that you send It to the Blade with tho address on It the postIraal dress of the Blade so that you only need to drop It In any mall box You may give these away or get In return for each 50 cents card anti amount upItto Those who are not able or willing to send an much as 250 can assist to coq extent that they are able n willing to do by buying Blades one cent each In pathogen of five or over noel distributing them In any way they can JOIN THE CHURCH OF HUMANITY Send card to W II Kerr Great Bend Kans for particulars IHE EDITOR TALKS ABOUT BEING GOOD AND ABOUT HELPING THE BLUE GRASS BLADE AND SOME ItTHER THINGS lE seems to me that the Blade Is goat hotter all the time better as the matter In It not having mar In It and gotten up In better far as loan disabuse my mind of nfy natural prejudice for this paper wont to do so In saying what am gOln1to say Yqu see In the letters that print a great deal that Is complimentary tc the paper and to Its correspondents thinag terI think the paper Is doing good bj Itrmoist people better and happier hilt If would recommend any change In It ICwOllld be the suggestion that we say more that Is In advocacy of morals and then that we ought to try to live up to our own teachings- believe our are as liasto lave It known of all the friends o this paper that they are people try to live as to make others and themselves happier cannot the up to thown oleo of a man but It Is a source of pleasure to me even to try to do so and to try to get others to Iw Twe are doing right In oppos g tire errors that we write against but we would dp stilt beUer lfljL add jloir Awthls we wrote more about thin gs that would make others Imp pier to practice If Infidels as a class could and vat Id lead lives that are as good as their reasoning and philosophy do not think the world could withstand complainIotlu rs we ought In order to be cans tent to try very hard to do right es In our efforts to get others to do l wo give them a good example as well as good precepts we cannot pos ilbly lose for our own proper ing helps us and molten us happl even If we never make a single con ver Even If we never succeed In hetIma ce others better and It will give us happiness to know that we are try ng to benefit otters Some very great benefactors of hu ma ilty have been people who had verV glaring personal faults IJhe places for us to do the most oirrdnelghhars own homes and among There have been runny men and wo men who were great public benefac who were very Imperfect In their owls families and unpleasant to their associates alont o la ha3trs p PIt seems to me that It Is especially Incumbent upon us who believe th iststhe only life to try to make this possibleEcourse eve that mor oneness Is any part of happiness hut the contrary and people can he witty rid funny and merry and he all the for It gut again there aro people who can be very happy In their hearts and minds and show tort little iiiItnoel happy as there are people ach ul e ono should select his or her own of doing good There are occasional men and wo men of large and strong Intellects who can do good by exposing errors and by pointing out what Is right and yet bo Imperfect people In their own fam lillIs but such people are to be hon ored and prized I have always thought that M Clay was tho greatest moral h erg that Kentucky ever produced everybody around him s was right ho said It was wrong an he bathed his convictions with his bowie knife Ho was perhaps the greatest artist with a bowie knife that over lived lIe lived very unhappily In his own funnily brought his Illegitimate son Into family and killed n Negro without say excuse but he was fully the equal of John Drown anti Abra ham Lincoln In freeing tho slaves and fought his own battles physical and intellectual more single handed than either cf the other two and got less honor for It and think Casslus M flay was a great and good mnnnot ctrl In the sense that he did not hour great and many faults hut good n the sense that he did good for the leIplecs around him It was wrong for him to then bInd man hut It was magnifi cent In him to he tine leader of those who broke the shackles from th wrists of millions of black men wo men and children So there are many ways of doing the DIode Is doing good In exposing the errors whether or willful of the church and the cler gy and It to me that that ought notloglcall errorsittethowho believe as we do believe It Is statistically demon proportion andtheyet we could he much better than e are and would love more than dthistimetowardinanity Intolllgent rlghllndapply In all cases smpathlzewllhmatters of morals anti religion should make great allowance for the fact Intellectuallthinking and are what they are amtrainingons and If any of us have risen It Is more because of some faccident than because of any moral superiority In us and It will take ear poopoutan generations to train them Into It and for the Intellectual and conse pepiepeople JUiavo giveiiUP thAlLCJJtlLtl1fl VfrIlltleIt oratorIfman ant thlargepreachers these days the chances are editorought to have great sympathy foi IIvingsproseTStantcn and Mrs Henry ant Mrs Closz had all been pcor thaiIhedepended upon their gaining the tinert a heartfromIntellfgEnt te1ofendand with his surroundings he can foi grntadpleasesBut an poor family depending on him In pracNhishlnk that an Infidel Is necessarily andDrwhat he said against the religion elllgenlprenchers malIngferent While we cannot tape Jesus Chrl our exemplar In the use of la showJnsdcesepulchers that were full of rotten buttThere may he a time when patience ceases to hi n virtue and not only atletidness while pretendiig to make siteflees for the good of others GIve to these people money and high social position std political InlluI ence and surround them with fawners an flatterers noel sycophants who wniu lo get the crumbs that fall from masters table noel to ask them to sincere honest men would gldli1 r himself become a poor man Occasionally n man like the Infldel getsoldand to yet It is true that Tolstoy Is In a sition financially whore he fuels fear that he will ever suffer for the want of the comforts of life Jesus Christ may have boon hut thoro Is no evidence that he was from choice He was born poor anti rover made any money by tits Is reported but one of his tilesallen them and his character Is forever tohismammon fellfrompeople aboutnciteaslng mnnywho UIItoaschemea advertisersWithouteto anywamo thisrightto unlerstarultand who feel all the assurance that Integrlt Inhatambllioneditor of a newspaper like this one ambitiontnrlible tame moning to admitfthistewspaperis It agentRocketoilerthatjudgeWhen is hard pressed topJlealwllI1preelale Butwrsonnllwould rather have people to pay theIaperbecause in getting subscribers or in Circulating sample copies gratuitous y or selling the papers they are In paperandpaperI thisemoneytnlltheirmoneyonly inanydo ouir1icrlptlon r cannotlSslst eachJleasesist any way In money and If you Relieve the paper Is calculated to do Influencerorouroersonal patronage and by speaking whenwer soIfclrulatlon hardattBd try to get up a symposium InreaseamonUIorregret havelands that read It now But the idea beIIOJluiarfriend to the paper will use any tooBeldndcetheDladereadingor smallaulargercirculation UlelowestIfprinted how lot us all try to be good ourntartNOTICE On Sunday March 1001 the Blue Grass Blado will publish n nrrmtpallors to the Rome Congress rand and for Dr T B Wilsons book The list will bo prepared for publication nn Saturday February 27 noel those intending to contribute or subscribe thatjso marked Address MOTimS SACHS Atlas Dank lids Cincinnati 0 foreverseparateGRANT governmentreligion WASHINGTON andStat I WIFE VISITS JAMES MCDONALD IN TH I BLOOMINGTON JAIL PRISONER VISIBLY AFFECTED 1 Illooiningloti Ind Fob 17Sp- cfaljFor tho Ort time since his rest Tames McDonald was today n lowed to son and talk to someone bl sides an officer and that was his wife who arrived on tho noon train and mnlned In his cell an hour or moro Sho was accompanied by their lit tie son the two entered tho man accused of the murder of Sarah Sehaofer almost broke down and his wlfo gave way completely An officer was present during tho entire convor saloon Mrs McDonald returned tn her home nt Hertford this evening Since the arrival of McDonald hor e Detective Reed has boon In close cot foronce with him several times tit for long periods It Is believed toed is trying to get a confession from McDonald concerning the mu dor of Sarah Schaefor McDonald asked for a Bible ant whoa one was given to him ho sold feel happy have been leadln n sinful life until five days ago Sloe titer I have been rending the Bible the time feel as if am converts and wanted to lead a better lIfo McDonald then told the officer ho thought seriously of Joining churcl- imo Baptist was hit preference an ho oxprosned a desire to be Immorsoc at an early date CommentThe above Is another In stance in futheranco of the Inflde contention that the great crimes Uiai shock a are mitted by ChristiansiThis is perfectly natural When nil Infidels commits n crime ho knows that there Is nobody to forgive him and that that crime Is bound to rest upon his conscience the balance of hi life and tho Infidel Is almost certalnlj a thinking man else he would not b an prldo Is that he think for himself and a Christians prIde that he lots his Blithe and preacher think for him Tho result Is that whon an Infidel h tompted to commit a crime ho thinks of tho subsequent suffering that thei memory of that crime will give hImI while the Christian remembers tha- is t if detected In his crime he can read his Bible and say I feel happy Just as McDonald line dune The murder of Miss Schaefer wac ono of the most horrible of all the crimes known to American crimin ology We have a prominent Infidel pros a gandist named Macdonnld and if he were to commit a crime like that the whotwants to be ing his own wife to commit this in outrage upon a beautiful sweet IWelTable woman a school teacher and attempt to hide his crime by d murdering her In a most horrible manner and so that some other per son Is likely to bo hanged for the crime starts no suggestion from any pulpit or religion paper that Uio mat McDonald was n man who such faith In tho Bible that after commit ting that crime he could read that and say feel happy There Is nothing nt all strange about It The Bible teaches that men whe woro especially loved of God wore men who were not merely robber and murderers of men but this In famous book the Bible that comfortF McDonald until ho feels happy after such a crime as that represents that Tod said to Joshua his specially loved and honored servant and bos om friend for whom ho made the sun and moon stand still that ho ought I continue his murders of an Innocent people whose homes he was Invading whoa Joshua captured Peor Numbers xxxi 1717 to speak to his aoldlort and say Now therefore kill oven malo among the little ones and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him But all tho wo mon children that have not known a man by lying with him keep nllvo tot yourselves Read Kings vIII 12 and xv and Hosoa xlll and Amos I and you will seo that It was the regular habit of those special pots of tho God of the Blblo when they captured any town or community to murder the lit tlo children and rip up every woman wUh child and of course Keep the maidens alive for themselves tc grainy their vile lusts Why what McDonald did rape one poor girl and then murder her In a most brutal manner was not a star tor compared with what this Bible plainly says God authorized his spec hilly loved servants to do It Is perfectly natural that a Chris tiara brute like McDonald should read- those stories In the Bible and feel happy convinced that there was a crown and harp awaiting him If he would toll some rascally Baptlut preacher that ho believed God had a son by a woman and have that preacher to aouze hits under the wa terIt Is Just such teaching as that that Is filling this land with crime and that Is making it dangerous for any woman to of some man to brutallt11ItNow Testament that makes an Immoral Christian and intellectual degener ate like Clayson editor of Partrlarch dovoted to the encouragement of the liquor trade begin his leading editor ial with tho words Hy the help of God mud then boast that his chil dram have been born and raised In a t saloonrThe man who encourages lag of the Bible Is either a linavo or i a fool or both and Just as long as the Influence of that infernal book ol a Ulna In tho land Christian brutes will rape women anti thou murder titer n anti rend that hook and feel happy over having done It and no ono who Iaboenough to reason who does not Ink 1some destroy the Influence of that boot SHORT LETTERS Alba Orel am down for 20 for lifting the Indebtedness of the Blnd sold would send you ten new su scribers to the Diode for which pleas find enclosed Pleaac Inform then that tholr subscriptions are paid u p for one year as I donate this amount CHARLES HOOVER St Louis loYoUl charming book Dog Fennel In the Orient duly received mil thank you for the cot fidenco repose in me by sending without its first being paid for Lat- erau may sn for other copies Trus- mg you may moot with success in the 1sale of the boot and tho publication paper The Blade am mos vlgs 1oe pleased to tweet Mr Mtoore nu as have heard my daughter Mrs A J McCarty who took the crap to the Holy Land on tho Moltlu Mmlitprd Jellghted mo as tny father Charles Lorlng was born in Bourbon coun- Kentucky and my magnificent mother was born in Lexington Ky SIRS LID1NIA GRUMMON Grady Ind Ter Enclosed 150 nave sold one card to an old er 1 and one to a now one for 50 cents Will soil the others as soon at can hope you are sending the Blade to Mrs Rushlngs Junction Okla Dr Beelor sent you a clippln- e from the Dallas Note Dr Beolor Is hot number and lives in a hot bed of Christians but they take his s clue all the same dont think the Dallas News will care to print much of such writings out hope she will contribute to tit blade and I am sure it will come to IS all right must tell you about the good works L S Welch has done in this part for the last fow years mostly with tho Rev Wilkinson a Jampbollite skybuster a pretty good taller fair and honest too much to suit the brethren So In a round bout way some of them acknowl dged to me that Wclcn had done him up but said Never mind wo have man that can do Welch up in goa shape so they sent for Rev Chism af Nauman pkja and we had a utu wn of Cornish Indate vu rer for six td nights It was the grendesltart for In fidellty I ever saw The Rev Chism spent most of his time In trying to look pretty while Welch used good argument and some reasoning While Welch was making his speech never heard so much cheering but when Chlsm got up everything was lulot and still There was not stand ing room In a very largo house so a jood many had to stand out of doors but ney cheered Welch all too same We are going to build an arbor here this summer and get Welch to come and challenge world to moot him in debatoH A HOUSER Blum TexasTho bill of Job worl you did for mo came promptly to hand and to say that was pleased but feebly expresses it It Is Just as neat work as I have been able to get from any other concern and is cheap r am going to visit the St Louis i2xpoB would rather see the ed itor of the Blade and its coterie of correspondents there than any people jn earth I regard Mrs Henry and Mrs Clues as two of the most Intelli gent women of this ageJ A TAY LOR Fort Cobb OldaI sent Mr Hughes my back pay some time ago and now sond you a little more to move up my tab want to do my part to keep Ui6 honest Blade cutting I am soon to have a debate with a minister have been circulating Blades and of boring to discuss tho Bible question so much that have got the little two by four preachers stirred up Please tell mo where to find the account of tho woman who went to hell anti the name of the fleshy king that was killed wlUi a knife blade being a cubit long which stuck in his belly handle and allG W SEARCY AnswerIn the Bible thoro Is no ac count of any woman that ever went to heaven or hell The Bible estimate of woman is that sho is not worth damning In the rGeok religion Eurl dice wont to hell and Orpheus her husband tried to fiddle her out but she rubbered lute Lots wife and never got out John G Saxe says Orpheus enquired Were In the hell Is my The fat king was Eglon wifeIMoab You will see tho Judges 1722 Eronaon MiciiYou certainly fur nlsh an appetizing feast and It is dish ed up In such a piquant style as to matte It mighty Intercstin readln Please find enclosed one dollar for og FonelJ FRANCIS RUGGLES Iaurols Iowa Enclosed find for whIch to pay for my subscription to a January 305 have your haul scribing p your trip to the Holy land It Is quite Interesting W F BROWN a Jollot Enclosed 325100 to renew subscription 125 for Dog Fennel and for Wilsons book if published and which you may stake use of In your business In tho moat time as can see no of Its 1lng Idle LOUIS CALAIS Royslon GaIEnclosed to pa my subscription to tho Blade see In your valuable paper of today whir you say there are horses In hotivei Will you bo so hind ns to toll In what place In tho Bible to find It am n poor scholar but I have read enough to know that the Blblo is more story than truth never have he goodi toIMoves It Sonic clam to believe It to matte money out of ItS A GINN Answer The passages that s there are horses In heaven are g Kings If and In Revelations are the following vl and 14 17 and xlv 20 and xlv 21 Aloscbstores and ten churches with tholr winesoaked altars nut murderers Jail awaiting trial for manslaughtei n the first degree hacked by rell rum Such men as Bishop Potter and Lyman Abbott uphold this Thej arc building a Methodist church here which will cost 25000 The roads are so bad cannot get to town think It would be hotter to spend more to make good roads and less for beer wine and churches I have been bo wttown near Washington C I was exposetfighting for God so they told me amdd dance and go it blind on a bobtail hush of church and creed I am an outlaw lost no good on earth and damned to hell with a big IL But care nothing for their talk learned the use of sword and g iiisdotw Saloons and churches cost more than all the wars and pensions combined would like to help you but the key Bratlmpapa of peeping paid up on the Blade If it tapes a pert of my blood more- No use for others tq send me per a have no money to pay for U1- ogiant much pleased with Bittd It Is far better than the swore JAMES II GILES i Saint Paris OhloI was converlod to tho ranks of Freethought ycirs ofeHie Truth Seeker and am now a render of the Blue Grass Blade know wiat It Is to endure Christian calumny ijful abuse GEORGE DORM1RE Dysart Iowa Enclosed 125 lor uIxt keep few cents over I am re ing the Blade now Mjr son tapes jit 4dnntDemocratic paper for him cnuu RepublfcarMod andjlfam an ox Un olc lerbu IarnIderUnnn he re how men conestly tiff iin epinlon I am EJ the outdo not more prosperous financially I m in the same fix Provlilenco hash o i prospered mo much in the wort goods have laid up most of treasurers In heaven and I am mfr will never see them for I am Atheist JOHN CAMPBELL fJ MY TWO BOOKS Behind the Bars 31498 and Fennel In the Orient have written three books The first one The Rational View lias all been sold out and do not expLctI ever to print another edition My second hook Is Behind the B r 3149S written when I was a prisoi er of the United States in tho ponlt h tinny at Columbus Ohio where tin 11Iwore then 2300 convicts and said a the time to be the largest number In any prison in the world The number 31408 was my prls m number that Is that many con viI IEIhad been sent there when came The cost of the hook sent by m to any adross Is 1 Dog Fennel the Orient Is t ic name of my third book It being in account of my travels In 1903 wh visited with a large party of Cot ies all tho points of Interest on ea side of Mediterranean sea got as far North as the Black sea thou traveling through Palestine a seeing under the most favorable cumstances all the principal plac ts of interest In Palestine and then Ing to Egypt and witnessing the wt deco of that wonderful country Dog Fennel as It has been ab vlatod costs also 100 delivered c you by mall anywhere THERES SOMETHING TO SEE The groat Southwest Invites the ainspertlonJlpal business centers within t f boundaries of Oklahoma and Indll Territories and Texas on Februa y Jth March 1st or March 15th This territory of Immensity In i1IL things commands tho attention persons Interested In tho advanc ment of the Educational Agrlcultur and Manufacturing growth of our country Avoid the weather extremes of the North and East at this sensor of the year by tatting advantage lf- the opportunity afforded In the low rates effective on dates mentioned by Frisco System and Connecting Line via St Louis and Kansas City way From St Louis to Oklahoma and Indian TerritorIes to Tex Jto From Kansas City and Mern his 050 and 800 respectively Ala oundtrlp rate of 1500 from St Louis and Kansas City to Texas on hove dates with liberal stopover privilegesadally from St Louis end Kansas City Union Station to tho Southwest jj4 J THE SOLDIER By John F Clark detest tho soldiers his very re suggests blood letting Nature hns supplied tuna with a cuticle that wilt under ordinary circumstances rata the necessary blood that Is so lilgl y essential to health and happiness Tho saltier comes along with his li ferial Implements for puncturlii mans hide and lotting flow tho tot ossance It Is the soldiers buslnesi to main and to kill The excuse made that the killing Is done to suit trouble If the world would agree la disband tho soldiery mill smash th c armament hero would bo no warfare In the time of public defence the sol becomes n necessary evil In piping tames of pence he Is of unmitigated nuisance Tho uniform brass buttons and equipment of am will In most cases make a brute ofof an ordinary peaceful man It tvi transform the humanitarian Into the ravager of homes War will change r prosperous land Into n waste Mak a desert of a paradise collie Is n widowmaker and an orphar manufacturer Ho creates dcsolatloi n tho heart ns well as In tho mart At his worst he Is terrible a burly forager selfish and brutal At his best he Is very expressive He makes hard tlmos still harder and breeds famine In peace or In war His Industry is the thrift of tool tiara Ho is at host tho tool of un icniptilousi politicians He is the tool of designing men Tho blood roil Is cut out for him and he works uua machine and as feelingly H hopes for fray that he may advance n rank stud tread tho path of glory The moro gory the glory tine moro he exults He takes chances in tho bat ae as a gambier does in Uio lottery Ie calls It bravery to taco a deadly bullet Man Is not bulletproof nor bombproof His hide will not turn the edge of tho sabre The hacking of n weaker roan by n stronger Is call xl bravery The slitting of woman- im infants treats is sometimes call ed patriotism Tho private soldier is willing to ac as the paid killer of his government and as Uio unpaid menial of his com mender He digs trenches saps and mines cooks forages and waits on officers tables and washes dishes all for per month and rations Ho takes 200 worth of insolence from aristocrats with stripes on their shoulders It is a net loss of per month The army Is the breeding place for cox comb martinets It is an organ Ration for propagating fancy dancers and prcmprpiis trotters It is allot bed for society cads It Is the best nleefor every selfrespecting man hlln It Is a caste exhibit When jthe calls to arms sounds the rush In and offer their services at excessive rates and agree to shares tic SlrJ and perquisites pertaining Iiacommon soldier hears the brunt ofthe battlos and divides the hard fillips among themselves pro rata Whan tho conquest Is over one may cunt upon Uio fingers of ono hand the men who won tho battles by 0sitting at a safe distance from center of dJturbance- Theso fow gentlemen wear their honors with due solemnity and digni ty They become haughty anti hates fill but their praises are sung and that Is all Uiey care for people pay for all this and their rights are trampled on by this armed host and wo call It glory For my part detest It The sight of a sol filer In uniform makes me stele The pictures of tho decorated heroes males me tired Tho amateur sol dler Is getting to bd a post Ho dom comes out of his hole except to shoot down a man who Is vigorously protesting against having his wage knifed What right has a man to re slat an attempt to pauperize him that the mallUaman Is bound to respect endrquietly vacate tho companies tene mont and go to the fields and sub mlsslvoly starve himself and family If he kicks and makes trouble for his employer ho is an anarchist and must be shot down by a State hireling Tlwro Is a corner In employment Man must become a slave to that corner Tho homestead Is cornered nd man is chained to the homestead earth will soon be cornered and andnconstitutional privilege of hoping of According to gun manufacturers thorn are too dn many men There more men are hired to make guns to reduce Uio population Soldiers are tIred to turn these guns upon their own species and help in one phase of race suicide There are some men In high places who show great solicitude about race whotiare quite Indifferent about tho mob ter when it comes to malting human targets for gun practice Our game protection laws are not drawn for benefit of Uio wildllngs of the forest nti field but for the keen relish of this sportman undo Uiat tho lullhg Is done to save i number of her progeny for fear th time will como when hum 1 tn will become scarce Tho etjI must weight herself with young ltIvor spouse may brag of his grant gel unto tho military trappings and panoply of war Military pagentry htbut the pump of death All marl la tousle Is of the dirge dirgy The tint m and fife are tho prelude to a calm chasm of woo The bugle Is the clai Ion of carnage The soldier Is n far mOl spoiled Tho plowboy leaves the meritorious work of production anti joins thl army of spoliation And this we call glory If wo would set n good example other nations let us disband oui navy and go strictly Into tho business of husbandry and manufacture Im n1the malltla out of commission use tho armies for training schools s cnaiSInvasion by an enemy and hurl IIhim oft our coasts and go tam luintly Tho worM would scot ink hint mil universal pence reign Armies are kept up less for protection than to Hack up national reed and covetcousnossi All tit world wishes to break up China and Ight over the fragments lilts unman icrly dogs over hones hate the Milillcr dread the soldier Arlington Mil OL SACHS COMMENTS ON ON THE CHICAGO RECORD HERALD UOES TO CHURCH It Is not customary to give fro ads In this ago of the almighty t Ian but an exception must be made nee In a while refer to the Sunday sane of tho Chicago RecordHerald those Issues will bo found a page with a heading TIll Battleground of Modern Thought and one that page many an able as well as Interesting article as extant Questions of relig ion are freely discussed and contribu tions Pram Uic public are published without any comment by the editors In charge of Umt department I would advise Liberals wverywlroro to get the Sunday RecordHerald and t como contributors to that page In the Issue of Sunday January 10 Mr G L Giillichson of Dixon writes a communication on res uniectlon Hie begins Ids article thus Have wo any positive proof of tit e physical resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth I think not belief of the Christian world In the resur rection of Jesus had its origin when human mind was not so as It now as and as Harnack says Umo In which marvelous may be said to have been of almost daily Jocurrenoo It became n fixture In Uie mind of ChrflstianB at such a time timespresent day From tho language of Mr Gulllck son I would suppose that ho Is either a Jew or Unitarian He evidently believes In possi bility of a spiritual resurrection as he doubts the physical resurrec flan Again ho employs tho adjec tire positive before proof as some proof did exist but was notI positive Again ho assumes Uiat such a person as Jesus of Nazareth really did exist when history no record or even mention of such a person The Now Testament was written hundreds of years after Uic deaUi of Uio supposed Jesus and the iitthpr or auUiors of that work could roved any hero or herodno ho or they desired The real question that Mr O should have asked tho editor of the Recottl Herald Is Have wo any proof of tho physical existence of Jen us of Nazareth had the pleasure of listening to a Sunday evening discourse by Rev Blgelow not so very long ago Ills theme was the condition of tho In Russia and what the reverend gen tleman ildil to religion was a plenty No Infidel could have said harsher Uilngs Of all tho nations Russia is the most religious most fanatic and hence mcst Intolerant most blood thirsty But Uiat Is not all the Doctor said during the sermon Ono sentence was so grand so noble and so true that repeat It verbatim It was Oh how Uio pages of history are bespattered with blood In the name of religion Mind you this mark was uttered by a Christian min ister In a Christian church on the Christian Sabbath Sunday evening MORRIS SACHS Cincinnati Ohio From Courier Journal The Russians are solicitous that the world shall look upon Uio war with Japan as a conflict between clvlllza Jon and barbarism between Christians and heathens and yet all the cruelty 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FountainPENS Pens In Uio world Our No E 23 Fancy Chased Holder wlUi No2 14k solid Gold Pen is a big winner wherever seen Wo send this pen to any point postpaid for 100 If not as represented manor returned on return of pen Eureka Specialty Company 227 East Fourth St Cincinnati Apr 30pd OhioI FOR SALE 6000 acres of coal on Green River near Railroad In Kentucky 20000 acres Florida Pine Land Two Orange Groves UnItedluor Spar Mixed with Lead and theCourtsISAAC H TRABUE Punta RrrrdatApr 30pd BALTIMORE FIRE iIt seems to me that If we really want to understand about what Is commonly called Gods dealings with man thero Is a valuable lesson for us In the Baltimore fire especially If we tko It in connection with the Iro quls Theatre fire In Cnicago I suppose no orthodox clergyman or religious editor any where In the is irorld has said that theso two fires lye occurred Just as naturally with no more moral or religious nlnoanco than li appie raTfim a tree by the law of gravity that certainly has been the case BoUi of those fires combined have no more significance bearing upon the dealing of any God real or Imaginary with tho human race than would the burning of a Kentucky tobacco barn or race horse stable The Bible teaches that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire and brimstone from heaven and that gets Into that part of the human race that believes In our Bible the Idea that God destroys cities by fire to show his disapprobation of them As a matter of fact there never Were any such places as Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire and Is now shown as being tho remains of those two cities They are simply a collection of mud mounds about twenty five feet high formed by the water washing out soft soil when it rains an these mounds resemble houses made and and plastered over with a product from tho camels There Is lying around on tho ground wjicro Uio remains of Sodom and Gomorrah aro now seen something that looks like the brimstone or sul phur that lies around volcanoes and some Ignorant and Imaginative people In that country have Invented the Bi ble story of Sodom and Gomorrah as Homer Invented the story of Troy and somebody else that of Carthago and Dade Sodom and Gomorrah are said In the Bible to have been destroyed for their excess In sexual Indulgence but It wits probably no greater there than In New York or Lexington today and certainly could not havo been worse than at Jerusalem where Solomon had a harem of 1000 women and David murdered a splendid man to get to marry tho mans wife Granting all that Is said about the lewdness of Sodom and Gomorrah the crime of Lot and his daughters has had Its duplicate In tho last year In flight of my homo and tho filthiness of Sodom and Gomorrah certainly could be no worse than tho assassina Lion and other murders In Kontucky and yet the Insurance companies do not semi to increase UterI rates on property In Lexington and other Ken tucky cities because they think God Is specially liable to destroy Kentucky towns for their wickedness Theso facts show that however Christian men may profess to believe Bible stories and believe In thoaven Ring providence of God they do not act on the supposition that these 4things are true In their business Nobody believes that grain gamb d ling and divorce will be any less In Chicago In consequence of the Ira quols fire or that people there will be made better In any way and yet so far from Increasing the Insurance rates in the town because the compan les are afraid God will burn tho town rates will probably bo lower because of the extraordinary precaution Chi cago Is now taking against fires The preachers have pointed their sermons by distancing Gods destruc Lion of the people in Chicago but these same preachers will buy ner lots in Chicago Just a little stoner titan they did before Just before our civil war there was a preacher In Louisville who wrote a book named Armageddon and read It in which he showed from the prophecies that the rhenium would be hero and the world do destroy ed In three years and yet he took that time an Insurance liUffiabout his home for twenty years In tho great fire in 1871 God used Mrs OLearys cow as his agent to burn up 100000000 worth of houses there for the wickedness of the town and it seems that God must have miscalculated for the people that had owned those houses took the Insur anco money and with It built a very much finer eli than they had before If God had any grudge against big Yankee Insurance companies in the East he was getting even with them by burning Chicago but if God was burning Chicago for its sins he was simply paying a premium on Chica gos peculiar brans of sins But If Chicago was burn for its sins dlstroylng one hundred millions of dollars In property why did God burn two hundred millions of property In Baltimore when Baltimore without a single exception Is distinguished for being the most religious city In the United Statesnot this halfbaked Protestantism but the genuine old Catholic religion that believes every word in the Bible and Just any old thing outsldo of the Bible that the priests tell them to believe When the Iroquois fire burned up people Including three Protestant preachers and thirty public school teachers and little children from the public schools the pope being posed to our public schools heard nothing from him on the subject lint when the Baltimore fire destroyed two hundred millions of dollars n largo proportion of It being good Cath pile money and the tope needing 2COO0000 for pin money for this year though his house was supplied wlUi good grub and store clothes and his wife dldnt have to cook and Pius X dldnt have to hustle up In the morning and make a fire In the cook Ing stove out of old wet fence rails when he thought about all of that gocd Catholic money gone up In holy smoke His Holiness as Bryan calls him was genuinely grieved no doubt and sent over his condolence and prayers by telegraph out didnt hear any mention of any money he sent 01 no the money all goes the other way and he swaps prayers for money Good schemefor him It will bo noticed that while Ute preachers Jumped onto poor Chicago whoso mother like Rachel were weeping for their children and would not be comforted because they were not anti vilified poor heart broken Chicago by saying Served her right because she was wicked we havo not heard anything about Baltimore being wicked no Baltimore Is a Catho lie city and tho politicians and the Protestants preachers are together playing for the Catholic vote and any suggestion that God may havo de strayed Baltimore because It was wicked would not be good practical politics Burning up Protestant women and children in Chicago dont count with Ills Holiness but when it conies to destroying Catholic dollars then comes a with dann let Joy be com plete DR WILSON FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES have Just gotten a letter from An ton J Kraft of Grantfork III He says he wants to vote for Dr Wilson for president of the United States frequently get letters that say that As an all around thinker and writ or Dr Wilson Is now without a peer masculine one at leastIn the Un ited States Of course for the current presiden tial campaign It is futile to talk about such a thing hut we ought to put Dr Wilson In training for the presidency of the United States In 1908 In the mean time he must go to the Rome Congress and write a book that will show his capacities and cap abilities better than newspaper ticle can possibly do The finest material for president of the United States that ever lived in America was Elizabeth Cady Stan ton and the finest material for presi dent of the United States now living Is Josephine K Henry of Kentucky The greatest two rulers that ever lived were both women Elizabeth and Victoria queens of England and among the most unfit of all the rulers that ever lived are Edward VIII and HocsevelL If had absolute power would to day put Mrs Henry In the presides Mai chair of the United States and all the dangers that now lower over us would be dispelled In one single day and everybody would feel It and know It Hut for the present at least it is not reasonable to suggest any woman for president of the United States do not know fully about Hearst but so far as do know he is the best man to be president whose name Is now being mentioned Bryan la not to be mentioned in that connection and ought not In any way to be associated with Hearst Ilryon Is dOling the same thing that Rocsevelt Is pandering to the gest villain on earth the Pope of Rome to get the Catholic vote and tills country will go into a most aw ful religious war before It will let the Catholics have power here There are many Catholics turning Infidel because they are disgusted with the Iniquities of popery but the Catholic church has never stopped Its agresslons except when forced to do so by arms At the meeting of the N L P at St Louis this year one of the great sot of all the questions before us must be the candidacy In 1908 of Dr Wilson for president of the Un ited States THE DICKENS IOWA LEADER TALKS INFIDELITY have long regarded Iowa as the banner State for the Blade It Is the State of Harriet M Class and the State that Imprisoned Dr Hammer for his Infidel views There are two things that hlp In fidelity One Is to advocate it am the other Is to persecute it Dr Hammer was the most valuably man In Newton the town In which weft anl his Imprisonment for re llgion though accomplished by a subterfuge will be understood and wll male Inflllels That prjbably had something to d with the ickens Leaders defence ol InfidelityIn ig about the murder of Ms wife by olkes a Christian of Sioux City low the Dickens Leader says It is ither curious fact that cessive rt glen makes one crazy lint murderou ly Inclined and we thlnl that the onsolation of a belief In a never endJ ig state of future punish meat to Lich to consign your ene miles viJJIy compensate for the lives that the religious mania sacri course there can be no such thing as excessive religion If re IIglon were true more than there could be Excessive good health gem morals Intelligence or happiness- Of course a small amount of relig- Ion is not as bad as a large amount of It but If the Christian religion true it cannot be excessive The Bible Is full of murder and teaches that God murdered his own son and when a man comes really tc believe tine Blble ho Is a dangerour man In addition to this editorial squib that is a straw that shows the direction of the wind the much most prominent article In the Leader of Feb ISth Is an open Infidel article headed Owls and Devils by C H KnightI that Bro Editor Mills of the Leader may like the mills of the gods grind slow but exceedingly fine BLACK CHRIST STILL ON DECK From Lexington Democrat The Danville Advocate line the fallowing to say of the Black Christ who was quite a familiar figure here for some time and was recently or derod to quit the city The Rev Claybourne Martin does not seem to heed the warnings of till grand Jury and although he was given Instructions to leave town within five days whllo they were In session he still continues to walk the streets bareheaded and barefooted as before If the grand Jury had any authority tr make an order of this kind It seems that It would be no more than right and proper for the officers of the town or county to take the matter up and see that its order is duly enforced This poor Negro was driven out of Lexington and has now been driven out of Danville the only charge against him that have seen being that he goes bareheaded and bare footed and while never personally met either God or Jesus Christ have seen tho finest pictures In the world of each of them and they were each boUi bareheaded and barefooted I think a grand Jury that juts no more important business than that to attend to had better adjourn and go home and stay there That same grand Jury that Is a grand humbug will cringe and fawn nn a rich whips prrarher Hint they know liven luxury by telling the preplr rtitfniM lies yrt fhoy will tits poor ImlflMn Ncmn in nolrc rMnil from plr plnn wlten finally driven in iNupcrn Urn lie coininlu mmo crimp they will burn him at tho italic But a grniHl Jury like that will have nothing to any ngnltwl Denn Leo of Lexington who n8 a part of hits scheme to gd 25000 a year for preaching give to the Lexington race horse association nnd hiss the fact boosted null boomed In the hex Ington papers awl then when the Lcufsvllle Herald charges him with It In order to bent him for n Bishops jolt trim to shut out of It As between Morin nail Lee glvo me Martin every time HE CBECTS AND METHODS OF NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY METHODS The Organization into a Political Body WIfe WOIJU Il SKCflAH TillS covnnxMKxr pressiife cietlaiticltm the MICIIIof whutrvrr creel jmtly Iolllltalt the Ompt rllln toJIIrights jntlce to lcrlnc won qualotte govern is other anl Ial lllerty Jt raulliiona anl aks nrn wlllI solar lonl mrst ret OBJECTS The Complete Separation 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Jeweler and DIll mond Merchant My established jskill as a Watchmaker and Designer My artistic qualifications In select ing latest and finest goods My proximity to Chicago markets where largestido not carry stock to get old and lose e money on and no dead book accounts Because buy and sell for cash only obtain best discounts and therefore need not add big profits to cover big losses Because lead In low prices and the dealer who leads deserves your favors Correspond with me and obtain my prices and tract Theism In tho Crucible free Per manent now at No 110 N Kensing ton auenue LaGrange Cook county ill OTTO WETTSTEIN Contain a an lejjYrnnMBtrtMHs a llHiliaa lu wrh uitbe ttIhyept ate jhapters iml sll right 1ii fuy flimnpd vh hundreds toen tvres and hrim fhujrnplu onnlns already ular lanabout the r i thosexta suit al customs scot and countries tthe4dant tartllnif eueirestkms fry focat reforms newly revised enlarged taetronlled medlca author of over forty years eINearly of former soil curtout book for curious people and aensue book for everyone Answers atnquestionsonewood toaskbteregular yet nt want to IhIalllJ iwlIustralons re 19Stul1 IJJO 1 A fiffJ- = tlI- Ir NLPdThis II the National Liberal Party Matter Intended for Publication Should Be Addressed to Morris tSachs Secretary Atlas Bank Building Clnclnnnatl Ohio Arabia OYoll can put mo down for ono of ur Wilsons books Will romlt the dollar between now and Juno 1st and will send nn extra lar for company If can do so am as poor as Jobs turkey flnan olnllj but do all can to help tear u superstition and blot It from the 1dow mind Success to you and Dr Wilson Yours for Liberalism C A FAUSNET y Now lIavenc1 enclose one dollar for a copy of Dr Wilsons book of tho Homo Congress I soot my or der for It some time ago hut have not paid for It until now Mr Edgar F Mathews of Broad way Now Haven Conn wants one of Dr Wilsons books tho same as the above Ho will pay for It later With liest wishes for tho causoA C FISHER East Greenwich R I Enclosed find two dollars for the annual dues In the National Liberal Party for my wife Alice O Vcrry and myself lIEN RY n VERRY Louisville KyFind enclosed 100 to the Rome Congress Fund will send you one dollar or more if necessary in a week or so for Dr Wilson book hope to see you and Mrs Sachs in St Iiiils at tho Worlds Fair JOHN W WALSIL Wllllamsport OFor tho enclosed P Money Order pleaso send me membership certificate to tho Nation al Liberal Party for the year 304 E M am In hopes that enough can be saved each year from memhor fees 4 to give us a goodly defense fund in n fow years hopo to moot yourself mail many otter members at St Louis Success to the N L PClIAS R KIMBERLY t Grantfork Enclosed find a hill ono for Dr Wilsons Rome Con grass fund and ono for his book do hopo that our Second Bob Ingorsoll Dr Wilson wilt nave a good time go Ing to tine Rome Congress and that he may got enough subscriptions for his book to keep him clear of all ex penses and bo well paid for his time going there also make a good profit out of his book If like sonic men was only able I would contribute or a hundred cmfwyup wyp yppppp I or 100 toward tho fund am thor outspoken and honest in my and convictions was a thorough Catholic but learned jLioughlr a little too much to be one The church will not get a cent none of them as know the business Isono of tho oldest and tit danmdost delusions and swindles li Sky Pilots and guests come to my place to stay and wo strike an argu ment on that question I am honest with thorn an give them redhot shot and they know am right yet dare not admit it they also know that they are a pack of hypocrites and swindlers I know I am hurting my business somewhat by being outspok en hut will do It ANTON J KRAFT Connolsvllle PaEnclosed please find P Money Order for two dollars one Is for Dr Wilsons hook and the other pays my annual dues in the N L PII AUSTIN Catos Ind Please find enclosed express money order for one dollar for Dr Wilsons book on the Rome Congi ess SARA L VAN SICKLE Webster City laI see you want names for Dr Wilsons book on Rome add my name to tho list sent my nanio to the Doctor sometime ago but suppose he overlooked itIIAR RIFT Mi CLOSZ Courtland Knn1 see by the Blade you aro going to publish the names of subscribers for Dr Wilsons hook In order to ho In the bald wagon with tho elect we send our names A E hall one book C II Hall one book L Hall one hook want to see Dr Wilson President of the United States Ho Is tho best m n rlhof shrdlumdfwl Ho is the best man for tho job to my notion Lets near from others on tho subject dont compromise by putting up a milk and water man We want the demands of Liberalism en forced and In order to get thorn en forced wo have got to elect a man that will do his duty and that man Is Dr WllsonA E HALL The venerable mother of our Mrs henry Mrs Mary K Williamson of Newport Ky accompanied by Mrs Elizabeth Williamson honored our of flee with a call during tho past week Mrs Henrys mother paid her duos to the N L P and both ladies subscribed for Dr Wilsons book and paid for same It was ono of the most pleasant calls have ever had beg to acknowldgo receipt of from Miss Teanetto Kaplan Uio tal onto young daughter of Mr and Mrs Kaplun of Cincinnati Miss Joan sotto Korvetl as treasurer of the Ohio Liberal School of Science which dis handed about a year ago By a un animous vote of children the treasurer was authorIzed to donate the amount on hand to the National Liberal party and we extend our sin cere thanks not only for the money lint for tho thoughtfulness of tho lit tlo ones and the good example they are setting for adults Dr Wilsons letter against nranI for pandering to the religious super stitions of tho masses Is just what was needed to clear the atomspliero attended a Bryan banquet In Boston two years ago and Bryan at that time declared that the older ho grew the more he realized the need of a stick r ling closer to tho bible And yet ho gars about tho country claiming to be an Interpreter of Thomas Jefferson has any reader of tho Blado known of llrynn casting doubt tho legend that tho father of Christ was n ghost or nay other foolish senseless story that Is told In tho bible On the other hand doesnt ho al ways Insist that tho book Is the Word of God and that none of It must bo hold up to ridicule It Is preposterous to suppose that a man of his ability does not know the truth about the bible therefore wo must believe that ho Is willing to lend his great powers as an orator to perpetuating a fraud for tho sake of maintaining his popularity with the masses Dr Wilsons article should bo put In circular form and sown broadcast over the T SMALL- Provincetown Mass HOW SHE GOT THERE ELI East Lake Ala1tr August Miller of Birmingham R F D has kind ly given mo at times copies of the Blade which highly appreciate My papa Is Dutch my mamma Is Dutch and I am a Dutch boy too sang the little boy and so I was a Christian- was raised In a country Intensely religious Infidels thought wore as scarce as hens teeth all dead long ago Before long came to wonder was told iat I should not reason Why l Simply faithhellefllo and die and a band of angels would stand around me and boar me away to a happy land In great colors and a great lot of that timeworn glory stuff A beautiful picture but It will fade If you do not keep It In the dark About this time came a bachelor infidel Ho wooed and listened He talked to me of theology mythology orthodoxy and other big words that have forgotten Ho gave mo three pamphlets Index to tho Bible will call them I roam ed through pleasant fields of holy writ until I blushed and I blush to tell It now but this Is an experience mooting and brothers and sisters will forgiveI a letter to one preacher citing certain scripture asking him to expound In his sermon and signed my self Penitent meant no harm but this oxcltcd his Ire and well for me that he did not know who to pound Ills Irony and sarcasm Oh will not soon forget lie made me feel like I had sinned against the Holy GhostI him lucidly but I am reading the next rubDepart from me for never knew you Why am an Infidel hope It Is not because married this bachelor Infidel but this event lodged In my hands literature all convincing and soon I felt like singing At the cross and The burden of my heart rolled away for then I could nearer harmonize the conditions around me Why l Why notl Absurdity su promo this salvation plant As tho magnetic needle points to the North It seems to mo that all un biassed minds point to Infidelity No other apologies to make want some literature and I will send you some subscription money M LAWRENCE FROM A FELLOW CONVICT Burlington N Carolina Mr Charles Moore Dear SirEnclosed you will please find 100 for which pleaso send Blue Grass Blade for ono year dont know whether you need tills dollar as bad as I do or not for pect you have got rich since saw you ut I like some things you say In your paper some times for read a copy of It given me some time ago by a friend where you were Ing allout this great and good govern ment of ours sending you to Warder E Coffins great and good pens tentiary for talking to some of them a little in your paper Now I know this Is so for Will there when you camo and also there when you left All of us smart men thero know you were coming before you got there such as Warden E G Coffin myself and some others The warden said you were the smartest man but did not know whether It was so not because the says Solomon was and dont know If that Is so or not for have Leant It was Bob Ingersoll and some times HOMESEEKERSEXCURSION Vla QUEEN ANO CRESCENT ROUTE +To points In Colorado Arizona Arkansas Indian Territory imsas Louisiana Mexico Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska New Mexico North Dakota Oklahoma South Dakota Texas Utah Wyoming Tickets on salo the first and third Tuesdayc o fcach month to April 1904 Inclusive good returning 21 days from date of sale Ask Ticket Agent for patlcula s or address E Clarke T P Lexington Ky l t believe It Hownrd who was do lag about eighteen yours for nt tho O P for swindling everybody nearly In the United States and walked out through the front olllco right by the warden nail the noted John T Norris and the whole of the PInkerton detec tives force took two years to catch him ann it was not a week until he came Into Jericho ono morning and sat right down beside me with a ticket reading Good until tho baled beans give out then knew ho was solid for Jericho This Is not all ho did that males mo know he Is smart Ho was not back three weeks un til ho had the warden coming around to his cell lato hours at night writing up his speech so ho could read It to his 2500 good and faithful servants Sunday morning at Sunday School Now dont you think Mr Howard was smart If not the smartest man know as soon as I heard that Edi tor C C Moore was coming that he would get a Jericho ticket but I did not think ho would get it the first morning hilt you did was thero quite a while before got one but of course you were smarter than was the hest shpemaler there and the warden and Tom Simmons both shoemakers too and I got to be the foreman of the shoo department and would milks Tom and the warden a pair of nice 700 shoes every week to trade on and you know got Jericho tickets hall permits and everything else except a furlough home and tried to got that from William McKInley and ho would not do It I was not as lucky as you were on that line Of course William was not ac quainted with me or expect I would have got It was sorry when I heard that Wil liam got shot but I did not wear any craps on my hat We are bola Irish but I am satis led we wore not related In tho least Well Charley I will expect your paper soon You can do as you like about pub lishing this letter guess you can read It all but cant write nor spell much because I didnt go to school none Respectfully JOHN H SULLIVAN 650 TO TEXAS From Memphis via the Cotton Belt Route March and 650 ONE WAY 1000 ROUND TRIP On March anu the Cotton Belt Route will sell one way colonist tick ets from Memphis to points in Texas Route anrlleastseekers round trip 1000 To points east of and Including Amarillo Quanah Vernon Abilene Brownwood Brady San Angelo San Antonia Houston Galveston Corpus Christi Rockport Allco Kerrvlllc Ine way 800 round trip 1300 This is the opportunity of your life to make a cheap trip to Texas Write at once today toj Irther formation give your Ig point and where you want to go low man tickets you will require and the date you wish to start We will tell you exact coo of tickets from your town your best route time of tr Ins also send you map of the Cotton Bell Route L O SCHAEFER T P Cotton Bolt Route CINCINNATI O From Houston Texas Post AN EVIL INFLUENCE To the Editor of the Post Mineral Wells Tex D ic 12The December number of the Literary Digest contain an editorial notice of n lecture by Prof Landenpurg of the University of Breslau and who is president of the Gorman National So ciety of Naturalists That Digest refers to the lecturer as follows Ills arguments lead to the conclusion that the researches of modern science have undone all the glories of Chris tian theology Tho lecture thus referred to con tains among otter things the follow ing The whole conception of creation and of its author and of mon as developed from biblical promises has been shown to bo the fantastic work of tho Imagination- It Is now almost an axiom that aI miracle never take place and nev er will take place The Supernatural Is purely the pro duct of a vivid ImaginationIEven If thqre abovo his own step Tho natural lawsItheology It Is high time that wo changellr the whole character of lure and education based as they are on blblcal premises Just In proportion as men give up faith In the beyond will they labor for tho good of things of this earth Not ono word of protest is offered by the Literary Digest against all this hilt tho editor concludes that the searches of modern sclenco have un done all the glories of Christian the ology That Gorman professor has nn questionably tho privileges to write and speak as he chooses on such sub jects In Gomany where tho modern trend of thought has boon toward what Is termed rationalism and Infi delity and oven here thero Is no written law that can limit his convictions or strife their utterance Rut In this State where law denounces as a crime the use of profane language the words of any lecturer who sneers at tho existence of God who asserts that Science has undermined theology and demands that all educational effort based on blblcal premises should cease aro out of place and tho jour nal that prints without censuring them should be avoided Comment Tho above Is the begin ning of a marked article that has been sent mo The article Is signed W Terrell Who Mr Terrell Is Iulq not know but his opinions on the subject un j 1wsww L r der discussion arc hardly no worthy of consideration an those of n profes sor In a German University who Is al so tho president of tho German Na lanai Society of Naturalist the high est authority in the world on the sub ject under discussion Tho balance of the article of Mr Terrell contains the usual Christian platitudes tnat assert that wo cannot tell how a blade of grass grows and how a tadpole turns to a frog which statements whether true or false are utterly Irrelevant In this closes with nn ap peat to tho faithful to stamp out that kind of literature In this country though he Is modest enough to sug goat that wo ought not to do that In Germany Mr Terrell Is another Instance of that Doctor who having learned how to cure fits said he could euro other disease by changing It to fits Mr Terrell lens a law against pro fane language and all expressions about religion that contravene his opinion ho diagnoses as profane lan guage This Is commonly supposed to be what It popularly known as cussln but Mr Terrell of Texas thinks it can he construed so as to apply to the publication by an American Magazine of a purely scientific article by a man University professor While life would he monotonous If there wore not some such men as Mr Terrell a great ninny men of his kind would he unpleasant even In as large a state as Texas Cant somebody get a marked copy of this to Mr Terrell and urge him to write to the Blado expressing his disapprobation of Its profane lan course I dont rank with a man University Professor but then am so much nearer home and this little vapor has a good nanny patrons In Prof Landonburg would not notice Mr Terrell and I would ROME CON GRESS FUND It Is the desire that Dr J B Wil son represent American Freethought at the Words 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 the Congress On his return from Rome He Doctor will write a book embracing his cxper len3 and proceeding 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 be very heavy It Is hoped that all who are able will subscribe for as mauy books as possible All money received Is deposited In Tile Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati and will be acknowledged through the Blade Contributions and subscriptions vlth and without money will be received by the Secretary of the Na tonal Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Bank Bldg Cincinnati O Condition of Fund Previously acknowledged 44000 Amount in bank 136 00 A E Hall II Hall 14hall all of Courtland Kans each Josephine K Henry Versailles Ky pd Eric Woistrand Coonoy N Mex pd T J Wyscarvor Cincinnati 0 5 N J sinning Clnclnati 0 Joseph J Drown Shoshoquln Pa J E Suh rle Sheshequln Pa pd N B Gray son Oscar Ind Tor pd lamS Roper Buckskin Ind Botsford Worth W Va hook and dons tion W H Steen Archie Mo Dr T Brassoll Cost Tex pd Louis Colals 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