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Digital page images are linked to the text file. fI pt LDE GRASS BLADEEDITED Ill A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANOh VOLUME XIII YEARg TERMS OF THE BLADE Issuo for nne year 100 ryvin clubs of five NEW subscribers 50 cents each 250 for five ta- tTerms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five New oubscrlbers sent one year for 250 Make all Money Orders Drafts and i Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky adji1visewell as new r irWhen you send your subscription say whether you aro a new or old subscriber The address slip on the paper will show expiration of subscription and r serve as a receipt as the date changes ias soon as the subscriber pays r lptlons to this publication are not discontinued at expiration unless so oy the subscriber The courts invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscription price at all papers re celved until the paper Is paid for In full up to date and ordered dlscon tinned Office of 155 W Short St Lexington Kentucky ViEntered at the post office at Lexington Ky as Second Class Mall all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 rTHE DAMNED STUFF GALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to J certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink IL believe from the time It Issues from the tolled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can v contemplate the subject without be coming prejudice against this liquid have to do Ic to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug glng at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for of the men of genius It has uwrecked of the millions who have struggled with serpents produced by this devilish tilngIAnd when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffold upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL Church and State foreve- rseparateGRANT Is this gay In no sense whatsoever ernment founded upon the Christian religion WASHINGTON The divorce between Church snd State should be absolute Garfltld j WANTED Salesmen local and gen oral reaching the pump and well supply trade on recently patented well L specialties of great merit Hills Ross Co Medina WI- t Sr fI lsa 8t MONDAY AUGUST 29 WILL BE THE FIRST DAY OF THE DEBATE BETWEEN REV S WILKIN8ON AND ME AT OPIE IND TER As will bo seen elsewhere in this issue all the arrangements for arc ligions debate between Rev U S vilklnson and myself have been com pleted the debate to begin on day August 29th at Opie in tho In dlan Territory and suppose that atj least a week will be occupied by theI discussion as much time being ocIcupled each day as will at the tune- he considered desirable which I sup pose will be about four hours in ses sions of two hours each one in tho morning and ono in the evening I suppose the time will be about equally rilvldpd between the two questions that we are to discuss The first proposition There is a God Rev Wilkinson affirming and denying The next proposition Is The Bible contains many errors of various kinds I affirming and Rev Wilkinson denying- also hope to have while in the Territory a debate on these two ques tions with Rev Warlick at Ryan or Duncan Ind Ter but tho time for that Is not settled I shall do all I can to bring about the debate with himThese two gentlemen are preachers in the Christian or Campbelllte church and are both professional de some correspondence In the Blade that has occurred between Mr Wilkinson and myself and from what I have heard of him I am disposed to think him a man of more than the 1vcrnglcabUltyotbhrculti The debate has been brought about up tolls present stage by the fact that Rev Wilkinson adversely criti cised me in a paper of his church The Firm Foundation In which crlt cisra ho said that he had not been able to get Infidels to answer him Ho seems anxious for tho discus sion and it Is an opportunity that I have long sought- I am not an orator in the common meaning of that term though as a preacher I was popular but I am thor oughly satisfied of the tenability of my positions and know the argument on both sides of each of the IssuesJ and I am Inclined to think that tile discussion will result in Mr WIlkin- son becoming nn InfidelI mean nn avowed Infidel for do not believe that any Intelligent man believes tho Christian religion I intend to try to make him avow his Infidelity In the presence of our audience bolero our discussion closes I do not at all care whether or not ho is generous or what is called liberal or the reverse of these expect to force him to do it purely by fair and square argument and I grant him full permission as would bo his right any how to have to assist him present with him on the platform any person or persons that he may wish- I have gotten some little Intimation from the letter of Bro Hauser pub lished In this issue that Rev Wilkin son may use some personalities and ribaldry but ho will If ho docs that find that he is wasting time for I shall hold hfm strictly to the Issues between us and will Ignore that is now think I will anything of a persona character There will be no sense in any at tack he may make upon my morals when I will have for sale there my book Behind the Bars 31498 writ ten while I was a penitentiary convict which fact tells its own tale However as moral qualities are sup posed to affect religious beliefs it will probably be fair and may be best for him to ventilate my reputation and for the purpose of Information on this subject he has access to Lexington Ky where I am known to everybody- So far as I am concerned I would prefer that he would do this but as I have said I believe ho would simply be wasting time for I would just go ahead with my argument without plying to anything that was not logi cally relevant and to any clear think er the personality of either Rev Wil kinson or myself has no more to do with the truth of theology than it has with tho truth of astronomy will have ono advantage I think over either of these gentlemen in the fact that I am only lately returned from Palestine and other parts of the Orient containing the scones real orIalleged of tho Bible and these are now fresh In my mind and also in my book Dog Fennel in tho Orient will talco with me and with my per sonal experience in these places add ad to my knowledge of the Bible from my youth up to nearly seventy years of age In health and strength rarely equaled In any man of those years do not believe that any man or any body of men who defend the Bible can cope with mo on the questions that we will discuss- It will be my policy to readily cede to my opponents any force that they may make In their arguments only because this is right and los butt because It is generous amII good policy and feel convinced Infidels and Christians will alike be come my friends as they listen to this discussion While the fact of my being the grandson of Barton W Stone the real founder of the Christian or Campholl ito church as recently recognized by largo conventions of that church at Cane Ridge In Kentucky and at Can nelton Indiana prejudices mo against tho name Camphelllto now fully as much as It did when was a preacher In that sect shall nevertheless hav Ing made this explanation use the term Cnmpbelllto to designate the particular sect to which tho two preachers belong If it be necessary to do so and shall do it only for the purpose of distinguishing that sect from the general Christian religion This will do while It is true that am greatly indebted to Alexander Campbell for much personal kindness to me and while probably know all shIes of the character of Alexander Campbell much better than any liv ing man and have great love and af fection for him His errors in the theology tenjpd to countqracLthq intelligent religion that m er started were attributable lui b to the superstitious nature of thej countryScotlandIn which Mr Campbell was born and to the time at which ho was bornn time when there was practically none of light upon the Bible that has sluice soI abundantly appeared- It is an interesting fact that tho Indian Territory Is ono of the best friends I have and has an unusually large proportion of people of trio Campbelllte sect I will tell these peo pIe some personal remlnlscenses oiCampbell privately or publicly or both as matters may develop that will Interest them Mr Campbells great fault was his ambition that made him want to sac rifice the distinction of Barton W Stone for his Campbells own glory e1muchails ship the Holy Ghost the most stupid thing In all of ChristianityIIt would not greatly surprise me if all the Campbcllltes In tho Indian Ter ritory led by Rev Wilkinson would come over to most advanced 1no1 del views gOOll1hearing discussion will try to get newspapers to report debate hope to meet many of my old friends there and believe that Rev Wilkinson so far from trying to skin me alive as ho is reported to have said will think much more kindly of me when the discussion is over than ho now does If ho does skin mo Just any kind of an old sheep skin will do tot me to wear back to Kentucky and may be he can lend mo one I think we have something In the Bible about preachers having sheeps clothing ELIZA MOWRY BLIVEN IAmong our Infidel workers who are doing much good Is Eliza Mowry Bllv en of Brooklyn Conn She writes highly moral and mor alizing leaflets which site sells for ten cents for 20 copies They are good and kind and finely calculated to do good and she Is a good woman A child can understand what she writes Send for five postal cards and help spread the circulation of Frecthought literature k lt S From Indiana State Sen- tinelMINISTER RETURNS FROM MYSTERIOUS IIIRev Ellis of Richmond Who Disap peared July 5 Is Back Home Un der Physicians Care Woman Accompanied HimClaims He Induced Her to Go After Telling Her He Had Had Trouble With His Wife- Rlcltnlond Ind July ISRev Ell wood O Ellis the pastor of South Eight Street Friends church who mysteriously disappeared on July has returned to his home lie Is said have como from Nashville Tenn via Cincinnati Miss Dessle Slick who was formerly the housekeeper for the minister and who disappeared on the same day that ho went away also returned last night She says that they went away together on account of trouble he had with his wife To trio Sentinel Miss Slick made tho following statement today- It Is true that Mr Ellis and have been together We went to cinnati and then to Nashville On the morning of July 5th we met and decid ed not to see each other any more In tho afternoon he came to my home and asked me to leave with him saying ho had had trouble with his wife Wo had often talked of going away It was at my suggestion that we came back home Mr Ellis Is not Insane lie Is perfectly well and told mo that ho enjoyed our trip I do not know what Mr Ellis Intends to do At Ellis home last evening it was stated that Mr Ellis was In no condition mentally or physically to submit tto an interview A physician constant attendance sine a d bome ItwasaB iibccihln the Impress fWuaglven waabelioved by family trlendsto e suffering from mental collapse In an interview today Arthur Ellis son of tho minister said My father Is mentally unbalanced At times he perfectly rational but at others he Is wandering in his speech He has not been asked whether he was with Bessie Slick but that the family thinks they returned on the same train My father gave as his reason for going away as a nervous Impulse- to travel An examination will be held soon to determine the mental condition of SIclared the pulpit vacant SEQUEL TO THE SKELETON 1STORYprinted a story a Religious NovelAll Accurate Except then the CourierJournal has printed my story giving the names It is as follows ARRESTED AGAIN New Charge Against Robert Nuck of Forging J loIsAccused Cos Name to Notes Robert C Nuckols though held un der three bonds of 500 each on the charge of obtaining money under false pretenses was arrested last night at Ninth and Broadway by Detectives Manor and Sexton on the charge of forging the name of J M Atherton Co to two notes aggregating 537010 Nuckols who was until about a year ago a prominent business man and leading churchman is now forced to answer to four different charges He has been presented in Police Court and held to answer on the three charges of obtaining money under false pretenses Ho Is alleged to have passed worthless checks upon J Bacon Sons for the Kaufman Straus Company for 25 and the Her man Straus Sons Company for 50 lie has separated from his wife and Is said to be living at 413 West M street When found by the detectives last night he was with Mrs Lit ian Orendcr and her child They were walking down Broadway and were greatly enraged when ho was placed under arrest Tho detectives say they believe he had heard that the forgery charge was to be brought against him null that he was going to the Tenth rW yt street station to leave tho city Ills actions wero suspicious and though he carried no baggage officers wero convinced that they arrested him just in time Tho Orender woman created a scent when the detectives approached and proIdemand but they were Induced to lIeve that a warrant was not feces mother of Milan Orender haRI signed Nuckols bond In previous In stances Ho will be presented In PoI lice Court this morning and will bo prosecuted both by Mr Athorton nndI the officials of the hank where the forged notes were discounted Nuckols claims that Mr Atherton gave him the authority to sign the notes This Is absolutely denied by Mr Atherton Nuckols was at one time employed by the Atherton firmf Old Blade readers may recollect the name of J Atherton the distiller In connection with my being sent to the penitentiary Atherton was a candidate for ConI gross from the Louisville district Ap parently for the purpose of getting the Baptist vote In Kentucky he gave to Georgetown college for the pur pose of educating young men to the Baptist ministry 0000 and gave 1000 to the Baptist church In Georgetown J J Rucker was a professor In that college and a leading member tho most prominent oneIn the Georgetown Baptist church and was at the same time editor of a Prohibition pa per called The Kentucky Star The Blade was then a Prohibition paper and was very popular and In fluentlal and The Kentucky Star was not cutting much Ice repeatedly twitted Rucker with having taken the money of distiller Atherton to build n Baptist church and to educate young men for the Baptist ministry Rucker never denied the charge but seems to haw laid a scheme to oaf ran udt I was arreste y the United States government and charged and convict ed of printing obscene literature and the prosecuting attorney said was a free lover and the editor of a free love paperIThe paper that was sent him and upon which was convicted was ad dressed to J J Rocker Georgetown Iy and he was the only witness against Nuckols wri educated at the Goorgetown college the religion of which was principally managed by RuckerIt be noticed that the Courier Journal says Nuckols was a leading churchman as Is nearly always the case with men of his kind LOW RATES to Louisville Ky and ReturnI Via QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE AUGUST 1215th INCLUSIVE Account Biennial Conclave Knights of Pythias Tickets good until August Tick- can also be purchased reading via Louisville and return via St Louis end direct routes For Information ad dress A B Freeman T P Dir mingham Ala J C Conn D P Chattanooga Tenn E N Alken T PI A Lexington Ky or W C Rliiearsou G P A Cincinnati Ohio- PROGRAM E For the Anual Harvest Picnic at Mof fits Grove Newton Iowa Aug 14th 1904 The following is program of tho Ingersoll Memorial meeting to he held at E B Moffltts Grove rear Newton Iowa August 14 1904 Address Chairman Biography of Ingersoll Lewis Moflltt Recitation Ira Nolln Why Honor IngersollT J Katlng Recitation Mrs E B Mointt When Papa Shaves Guy Gist Recitation Bertha Euglo- FIvo Minute Discussions Open to all Basket dinner at noon The public Is cordially invited NIAGARA FALLS EXCURSIONS- Via QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE August 2d 11th and 17th For Infor mation address ticket agent or E N Aiken T P A Lexington Ky 89 E MaIn StreetS EVERYTHING ALMOST EXCEPT GRAPE JUICE WAS FOUND BY AN ANALYSIS OF THE From Cincinnati Enquirer Lexington Ky July 23State PurerFood Chemist Labach today announc ed tho result of an analysis of com munion wine submitted to him by oneJof the most aristocratic churches In coalttaryard of wood a deep scarlet and place this on exhibition In St lie also found salicylic acid willIthol and In fact nearly everything cept grape produce The result of analysis Is creating among church members who believed they were sipping grape Juice at com a tmlln on services This is one of various accounts of ithis that have been sent me In Lexington churches as In manyJother towns they have adopted use of Individual cups to drink the communion wine out of and waiters jarollndIn the Now Testament it is saidtthat Jesus took THE cup and blessed IT only one of them but that wont do these days People dont want to drink out of the same cup that some old mouth with to Jthemunion In all the silly performances of these modern days there is nothing moro absurd and hypocritical than ailot of people who pretend to be sane who sit around and tuck down their heads and look solemn because they have taken a little piece of cracker and wine as they consider It It they are Protestants or because they have eaten some of the real menu real blood if they are Calm It Is bad enough when they are sure that it is real wine but no Infidel in the world could conceive of any more t absurd charge against Christians thanIpicture them eating a little of hard tack and washing It down with a mixture of coal tar salicylic acid and menu whisky- am opposed to liquor but in preference to that kind of a hand out at communion would suggest a cocktail or mint Jullp TWO WIVES IN ONE HOUSEi Salvation Army Worker Has Had Them In Adjacent Flat Chicago July ISDavls Metcalf an enthusiastic Salvation Army work er has queer ideas of matrimony Ho was married and lived In the second flat at Walnut street Then July 9 ho went to Crown Point Ind and married somemore Tho second wife Is Lucy Rounds He Installed her In the first tint at 93 West Walnut street Then when not exhorting he flitted between the first and second flats lie told his bigamous wife not to have any communication with the Mrs Met calf upstairs as she was a relative who did not like him limo women got together and Met Cat was arrested for bigamy WORLDS FAIR VISITORS The pavllllou erected by the Frisco Rock Island System at main entrance of the Worlds Fair Is surely a place of no little Interest In fact It is one of 0 the many attractions Visitors to the Worlds Fair are cor dially Invited to Inspect the Frisco Rock Island System building Here will be found a place of rest courteous attention besides there will be ills tributed free of cost souvenirs and descriptive literature of the Great Southwest The reader will undoubt edly overlook a very important at traction Is case of failure to visit the FriscoRock Island System pavilion Remembir Main Entrance Worldc Fair Dr J B Wilson of Cincinnati Is going to Rome to represent tho memo hers and friends of tho Liberal League Liberal Is American for FreethoughU at the International Freethought gress sum of one thousand do mars to pay his expenses Is being rais ed through tho Blue Grass Blade Con siderably more than halt the amount is already securedLondon England Freethinker i I rHAfuDEBATE BETWEEN REV 0 WILKINSON AND ME SEEMS LIKELY TO MATERIALIZE Grady hilt Ter July 22 1901 Mr Charles Moore As per your request mot the Hov Wilkinson last night mid arranged to have the dobnto at Ople which la miles East of the Hock Island railroad and miles west of Grady on the Ryan and Grady road i We will either have an arhor or a tabernacle as It Is at a country schoolhouse There will be a restaurant on the ground The debate Is to begin on Monday after the fourth Sunday In August That Is as soon as Rev Wilkinson can meet you as his time Is occupied until then He said last night that he was going to take all the hide oft of you havo been thinking what a pity It would for you to go bacl to Lexington no hide onno hide no hair no bear I dont think the Lexington frlen r would know you and It would 1001I r hard fo us Infidels to get you to out here and get you treated so i55comer badly 4 Warden Conin let you keep your hairthen for a preacher to take oft your hair and hide But such Is Chris tianity But dont let mo scare you scarrhe will meet you We will expect to meet you at Ryan on Saturday before the Monday 7 on which the debate begins a I send you a letter from R L March c You see he wants a debate at Dun can That is a fine town on the Hock Island railroad So If you could t to Duncan and hold a debate with War lick first then to come to Ryan If you can arrange for Duncan am sure you could get more donations there than your expenses I think you ought to have some Pirfor your time Write to March and ho will see the Campbellltes and they will see their man My box is tilled every day wi reIportedof oats I want to get the money for them before the debate to buy moI a new juniper as the one I have strings Makb your s tI u 0 attertyou all the t fine Do you want the money In advnncoI fPrint as much of this letter as YOIII see fit Print the March letter II A ROUSER IITheter shows Mr March to be a lawyer of the firm of March Wolverton Mr is IIDuncanDear Sir What Is the matter with t pulling oft the debate between son and Moore hero We will have better facilities here for taking care of a crowd then either Gray Ryan or Comanche We have a large tnber nacle here which could he gotten for the occasion r We would have good crowds and we have more Liberals hero expect than any other place along the road and besides we have quite a number who are ripe for conviction- I should think that It would be ob Jectlonable to havo it at Comanche because of several things The town Is full of Campbellltes and would all w be ready of course to give a great cheer whenever anything was said that they could turn into a point for Wilkinson Let me hear from you at at once and if it can be arranged to pull t it oft here we will make arrangements for thu tabernacle We also have a good opera house here We can havo the tabernacle put as up right in town and lighted with electric light You will want at least good crowds to hear this discussion Respectfully R L MARCHe Ho Dear Brother Houser I am very glad you have succeeded in making the arrangement for the de the bate with Rev Wilkinson and shall he try to meet you at Ryan on Saturday before the fourth Sunday In August ready to begin the debate on the fol for lowing Monday and to continue the In discussion as long as the circumstances may seem to warrantcaMy impression is that the two cities tions we have agreed to debate will occupy at least a week the I hope also to have a debate on the same two questions with Rev War lick at any place there that you all may select de Whether the lines of argument In both the two cases would be similar wouldex depend largely upon the positions talc en by my opponents am willing to have thin debate our with Warllck either before or after n lJ that with Wilkinson as you all m ulect do nut want n single cent of nation or pay In any shape excopl my actual traveling expenses and you may smut tho money for that before go or pay mo there or Just any old way I shall bring along sonic samples of of books and of the Blade and will of aycoursebuy any of the books or subscribe for tho paper but will not at nil solicit for either books or paper nm not 8an Infidel for revenue only or even In part and want this understood will tulle tho books and papers for tho gratification of others and not at all for my own profit I will gladly stay with you or with other friends In the Territory Just as long as and no longer than wo c have active debates In any numb and to occupy any Indcfinlato time fool a very strong conviction that we will have a pleasant and profita ble time for both sides of the ques tlon beFrom New York Truth Seeker ciNEW FRIENDS dsIt seems like sacrilege to write this editorial announcement of the dlscon tlnuance the good old Boston In vestlgutor the pape of Kneeland Horace Seaver and of Lemuel Wnshburn than whom there is no ter writer for Freethought no more generous comrade no more devoted servant of Liberty no stronger nit edcote of freedom of thought and speech no more vigorous protester against the infringements of the church and ecclosinstlclsm upon the free actin of the people But the necessity has arisen through the apathy of some the former supporters of the pap and the negligence of some others promptly pay their sues July 30th tho last Issue of the Investigator Its place Its friends and subscribers will receive the Truth Seeker whit most of them already know by rep uplo tatlon at least and wo solicit a trans ference of their allegiance to this journal This will be till tho more done as they will not lose their lie onto editor Mr Washburn nor t much appreciated contributors to the ntonly get these but many other rs for the Truth Seeker Is a larger jou nal than the Investigator They make new friends and we trust t acquaintance and companionship wl1I pleasantIMr Washhurn an editorial contributor to the Truth hl ors and the dsp serhl phials lectures Wo shaU alw be the dlspeh wholesale and retail of tho books formerly published by the Inves tigator All orers should bo tI here The passing of the Investigator Is a sorrow to us as to Mr Washburn Wet have read It weekly for something ike thirty years and derived bound ess pleasure and much instruction from Its columns Genial tourteous old Horace Seaver a gentleman of wordnof dispraise for his comrades In the cause and never a hitter word for the enemies of freedom personally though he tore their theology Inshreds For half a century he held aloft the han ner of Freethought and there was novel a smirch or stain upon its folds while he grasped the staff We got nothing inn good from his writings amt It was of him that Colonel Inger soil twiil ho knew no man of kinder heart of gentler disposition with a more real good human feeling toward all tho world with a more forgiving and tender spirit than Horace Seaver Since the death of Mr Seaver Lem uel Wnshburn has worked unwear ledly with no recompense and lately his own cost to keep the good old Investigator afloat As a brilliant writer he Is Mr Seavers superior As lecturer till his health compelled him to cease traveling he was known among the best and no speaker except Colonel Ingersoll at the gresses of the Freethought national organization drew larger audiences than he If he ever had an enemy on arth that enemy was a scoundrel numbers his warm friends by the hundreds But he is unable to stand of the strain financially of keeping up Investigator He Is doing tho best can by his subscribers by transferring them to a larger Journal and he will do more still for them by writing the the paper chosen to succeeed his securing the fruit of his pen we have given our present readers a by use to rejoice We feel that we the have received a large reinforcement the Naturally In taking upon ourslves responsibility of filling the unox plred subscriptions to the Investigator wo have assumed a financial re be sponsibility of considerable size We an sire to urge upon tho readers of papers whose subscriptions have pired the necessity of prompt re lewals We place tho Investigators subscribers upon the same footing no so own subscribers and hope to alnuiln with them the same pleasant- ny relations It shall not ho our fault If wo do not Wo ask them thorcforo to send whatever arrearages then may bo with thom on the Invcstlga tor and ns much on tho Truth Scckei as may ho convenient This Is n dull time of year to take on nddltlonal financial burdens road tho necessity prompt compliance with this request will ho plainly apparent to then To all our now friends we send greetings of regard and good will As we become better acquainted wo tn that their grief for tho loss of t Investigator will in n measure bo suaged by tho weekly visits of till Truth Seeker They have not lost their editor nor the writers they lot but instead havo gained new friends WANTS INFORMATION ABOUT RELIGIONor San Jose Cal July 1904 Mr Charles C Moore Dear FriendA friend of mlno me a copy of tho Blade am not very well posted tint rend everything that Is seemingly new notice In somethings that are pretty fair at other things that I would not put In print but nevertheless you are tho Itor nnd I ani a looker on and it suits me ofI notice a piece in regard to ilflans tI am no disbeliever nor am a Christian nor am living a life th I call a Christian life enjoy going thingoa man is there who is a gambler a they want money to pay the pastor as they call him they dont care whether ItliSgambling or how whenonttoce v Isman harm which he would do If ho Inthought there was no hereafter My education Is limited and ten hnot understand thlnps lie otliT v but cant hole support something that Is nn Idol Does the Bible say that churches to be dressed like parlors an 1have a piano or organ and n choir to sing else they cant have meeting wetoft and so disciples dont care what you do with these llfew mingled up words but I wish you theheaccording to s order or tho New Testament for ID dont believe It Is as I understand it I will quit this scribbling for the waste basket is whore it will ifll i pl19Ias jas itswmanaji every thing continues all right to my notion will subscribe for n year Yours for success W H LIVINGSTON I think he talks like an honest man and that ho will become an Infidel Now hero is a chance for Christians That man has begun to do some of his own thinking about religion and when tta Is the case tho man will almost certainly become nn Infidel If an Christian thinks ho can save that man to the Christian religion and will write him a letter of merely Interest to be printed In the Blade will print It and If Mr Livingston is wrong that Christian may thus show him and many others his error and thus promote the Christian religion No religious paper will let me writE piece for It but Infidelity can welt afford to bo more generous than Chris tianity can because Infidelity has nothing to tilde while Christianity has to keep tho truth from the people The church only exists today because It does everything to pander to the pas clone and tastes of tho people and fine W churches and music and choirs have ly been utilized to attract the people t say nothing of many other means of doubtful propriety and many things certainly Immoral to Now people are beginning to catch onto tho schemes of these people and when tho reaction comes as it must ing soon do there will either be a perfect collapse of the church or it will slm ply become a fad for the Indulgence rich people Money gotten from gamblers of the meanest kind is accepted by the church without hesitation Every pulpit and religious paper in country thunders its anathemas against tho saloon keeper while big rich distillers are potted and caressed the preachers and the church for they money that these distillers pay to preachers and the churches The rich and tho poor aro now so arrayed against each other that It is hardly possible that tho conflict can 1st settled without war and the church organization for tho Indulgence the not rich Is the leader in the enmity an between the two classes Tho poor are bound to sea this and naturally will turn against thin church ever that for the ultimate good of Infi dellty luxurious churches and fine cad it costly preachers and choirs and miiBl clans are the very best for our cause their g4 1 y n1ii i ROME CON CRESS FUND ofit Is thin deslro that Dr J n WH son represent American Frcothought at tho Worlds Congress of Freethink ers to bo held In Rome Italy next September Dr Wilson Is president of the National Liberal Party and is oatennimmntly qualified to participate in Onhowrite n hook embracing his oxper lenco nnd proceedings of tho Con gross and It is needless to speak of toeTho price of tho book will bo one voryhoavsilo will subscribe for as ninny books as possible All money received Is deposited In The Central Trust and Safe Dopo Company of Cincinnati and will acknowledged through tho Blade sabacriptiot is calved by tho Secretary of tho tlonnl Liberal MORRIS Party Addressi IdAtlas Bank Bldg Cincinnati O Condition of 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Miller Xenia Ohio pd frank T Peterson Gorle la pd Tohnson Milford NebJ crman Eau Claire Wis ialvert Sulphur Springs x 1pd John Colfleld Franklin Pa pd FP Lpnborger Willis Ks I pd L P Tebbe Loveland Colo apd James Kennedy Hospital and Schools Randalls Island New You NY pd Geo M Cullum 309 Quarts St Butte Mont pd Wm Bracy Gainesville Fla 1 pd Albert Dome field M Glndbach Germany pd J F B Arbuckle Forest City la 1 1h Smith Lewlsport Ky pd 13a B Martin Malcom la pd Walter Hurt Camden 0 pd R L Noel Stony pdCSappingtonIFork Olla James K Long Tracy Iowa THE FAILURE INFIDEL PUBLICATIONS The suspension of tho Boston loves tigator our oldest Infidel paper to the want of financial support is eel by talnly a matter for consideration It was a typical trueblue Infidel paper- e may as well look these things fallwi and squarely in the face adoCichurchappeal to human vanity and bigotry sustain itself it Is nevertheless ident the that more than over before to leaders of Christianity aro succumb to the arguments for InfideUtyqu And yet it is a fact that Infidel pubco firllcatonstime to sustain themselves that has over been in their history so far as grknownZiSecularchanged from a weekly to a monthly Zion Wakomnns paper the Torch of Rea fact flesonweekly to a monthly and old Brother for Green and his wife suicided because could not keep up the Free thought Magazine Shaws Searchlight has a perpetual fact crystruggleSeeker seems only to be able to ex as by contributions of Its friends creditable to thin friends certainly but much so to the cause It defends d now the Investigator has in pealed It is true that very much more than before Infidelity can bo found in these almost any first class newspaper but loco not seem to me that that fact would make Infidels quit sustaining wero oWn publications and I am orC any WjArciAthcir FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS- Its not sentimentthat makes the most successful shots shoot Winchester Factory Loaded Shells Its the re suIts they give Its their entire reliability even ness of pattern and unifotra shooting Winchester Leader shells loaded with smokeless powder are the best shells on the market Winchester Repeater shells loaded with smokeless powder are cheap in price but not in quality Winchester New Rival black powder shells are the favorite black powder load on the market on account of their shooting and reloading qualties Try either of these brands and youll be well pleased They are THE SHELLS THE CHAMPIONS SHOOT bound to say that I cannot understand whatboNearly any good magazine now has interestNaevery n tho world that Is specially In tho Interest of Infidelity were to cease the general learning and greatly increased Intelligence of tho people would keep Infidelity constantly Increasing to the final overthrow of religion and It may e because Infidels think victory as practically nreadyI won that they seem to be falling to support their cause Certainly these Infidel publishers must have been largely instrumental bringing about the Increase of In sentiment and it would seem 1hat Infidels would show their grnti by supporting Infidel publications they do not seem to do It MONKEYS AND MEN rom Daily Press Newport News Va Some of our esteemed contemporaries are devoting a good deal of space to the fact that Miss Justine Inger soil of Now Haven will place a tombstone over tho grave of her pet mon key Woman must lavish their nicer tint upon something and If It Is not man or a child why shouldnt it n monkey Tho latter certainly is as worthy of consideration as a poodle dogThen too It may be that Miss In gcrsoll believes in the Darwinian the ory of the Descent of Man and rec dgnlzcd In her pet a simian ancestor reports say that tho inscription upon the stone will be Man hath no preeminence over the beast Tho general public will bo willing to cept Miss Ingersoll at her own esti mate eThe above newspaper clipping tin been sent mo I suppose for commen do not think Colonel Ingersoll had daughter named Justine and I do akt Now Haven I never knew of any of the Ingersoll family doing but one thing in con nection with any animal that attracts public attention and that was when daughter of Colonel Robert G In gersoll went up to a man on the streets In New York who was beat- Ing his horse and stopped tho man and had him arrested she being a member tho Society for tho Prevention of to Animals thisat somo bigot trying to start somo Ho against the family of our Colonel Ingersoll DOWIE Lays Down Courting Rules for Zion And Also Says Some of His Officers Are Embezzlers guidrance In courtship havo been laid down John Alexander Dowie and thin young man who falls to follow them be branded as n robber No young man said Dr Dowie in dressing his congregation In Zion ty may hereafter go out walking with a young lady after dark without consent of her parents The place court Is In her house where the old folks aro handy and can be asked the It any young man wishes to n Zion young womah he must st ask her parents else he is a ber Dr Dowie admitted before his egation that some of the officers of on were misusing moneys which had placed in their bands In ho said there were several of ets who were likely to bo hauled up embezzlement of funds unless thoy made good at onto The selfstyled Elijah attributes the present hot weather to tho alleged that there are devils present ev where in the air and that they act heatproducing microbes Lewlsvllle Minn Will send you a couple of clippings I Just ran across todays papers Nearly every per is tilled nowadays with evil Ings of these skypilots Some of days shall write you of thin experience I had with a Congregational preacher from Illlonls while we L taking In Now York City togeth P BISSELL M D i i it ICincinnati and Return VIA QUEEN CRESC- ENTSUNDAY AUG 14 Special Trains Leave Lexington 730 Ask Ticket Agents for Particulars IAOOd Route It traverses a territory rich In undevelopedresources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for agriculture horticulture stock rais ing mining and manufacturing And last but not least It is The ScenicRoule- lorTourlsts 1f oftenthetfast time Between St Louts and Kansas City and points in Missouri Kansas I Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and tne Southwest pointsInGeorgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and Mem phis and points in Kansas Arkansas J Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the West and Southwest Full information as to route and rates cheerfully furnished upon appIlofcation to any representative sCompany or to I Passenger Traffic Department Commercial Saint LiutatdtDIfC I TIS THE COMFORT LINE 4Tttcc Reclining Cbaitt Cans ON THE POPULAR HendersonRoute BETWEENt rEVANSVillE WEST AND SOUTHWEST ++we are the Orlginatorbvof Free Reclining Chair Car Service Between Louisville and St Louis Dont you think it would pay you in traveling to Get the Henderson HablfT It will us RouteI ASK ABOUT IT toJ IRWIN GEO L GARRETT Qenl Paw Agt Trav Paw Aflt V WILL KY r f S 0 J yr hunnnlL- IRfeAL HEADWATERS WHEN YOU ARE AT THE WORLDS FAIR At St Louis this year be sure and stop with Mr and Mrs W C Wagener 3111 North Newstead Ave You will find everything Neat Clenn Homelike and Welcomo by Liberal Friends Rooms or Rooms and Board at very rea sonable prices Mr and Mrs Wagoner will tako great pleasure In making you ac cunlntted with other Liberals who visit the Fair and stop with them or in tho vicinity You will find tho editor and publisher of the Blue Grass Blade at Mr Wagoners If wo are fortunate enough to visit the Fair DONT FORGET THE ADDRESS but take this paper with you Wrlto them for particulars W C WAGENER 3111 North Newstead Ave ST LOUIS MO- a From Lexington Dem- ocratSOLDIERS WILL ATTEND THE HANGING OF CUSTER GARDNER AT MUN FORDVILLE TROUBLE IS FEAR DEATHrLouisville Ky July 27Upon the request nt Sheriff J B Jones of Hart county who is commissioned to hang Ouster Gardner at Munfordvlllo to morrow Governor Becklmm hits order ed Major Manslr of the Louisville bat tery to have fifty men at the scene of the execution aft trouble Is feared when the mandate of tho law is being carried out Members of the battery vero ordered jjujjtonlghJLjuid they are in rcniltness for a hasty departure at any time All Ready for the Hanging MunfordvlIIe Ky July 27At an I early hour tomorrow morning Custer Gardner will pay tho penalty on the scaffold for the murder of Esquire Osborn std his son HIs friends la bored very earnestly In his behalf but the majority of tho citizens of tho county demanded that tho perpetrator of so great a crime should pay the extremo penalty The ministers of the county have labored earnestly with Gardner trying to prepare him for death mad up to a short time ago they met with very little success but yesterday ho expressed himself as reconciled to his fate and said that he was at peace with tho Lord and felt that ho had been pardoned Ho will bo baptized some time beforo go Ing to tho scaffold As this will bo the first legal hang ing In Hart county in fitly years great Interest is being manifested and largo crowds have been coming to see tho scaffold Thus wo see from almost any news paper nearly any day that murderers and all kinds of criminals are always Christians while Infidels are never man who has murdered somebody and is hanged for it starts to heaven from the gallows being at peace with the Lord and will have his sins all washed away in baptism be cause ho has got some preacher to fix It up all right for him Christian villain has murdered iThis Osborn and his son When Osborn and his son were murdered there was probably no announcement that they were going to heaven cause they hind made their peace with tho Lord Osborn and his son wero probably cut off suddenly by death and without time to make preparation for death and such cases as theirs are regularly used by tho preachers to show tho people that they ought to do what the preachers toll them and becomo Chris tians while they have time and op portunityi know anything about tho murder In Kentucky dominated by the Christian religion Is so common that I cannot recollect tho particulars in the cases Gardner tho murderer has every advantage over Osborn and his son because Gardner Is arrested and put in jail and tho clergy come to see him and talk to 1 s him about religion and pray with him and Gardner gets to be a good Chris tian and all the Christians especially tho female ones sympathlzo with him and pot him and Gardner dies a loved and honored Christian hero And this thing goes on all the time and will continue to do so Just so long as wo have preachers and religion file murderous villains have thus a continual Incentive to tho commission of crime in the knowledge of the fact that as soon as they commit a crime they are discussed in the newspapers and It Is told how tho preachers come and talk with them and how finally they are fitted for heaven when per haps if they never killed anybody they would dlo without becoming Christians and in that way go to hell Every editor in Kentucky knows that am Baying exactly what is true and that In this way Christianity Is a continual incentive to crime but these editors get their money by supporting the church and consequently they aro not going to object to the methods of tho church and so wo have all the time these brutal murders People who believe Jn Christianity commit these horrible murders naturally cause their Bible Is full of stories of murderers who wero loved by God If they can escape they do so and If they cant escape and aro hanged they only go to heaven a little sooner that they would otherwise have done Our editors and preachers are eith er men who aro lacking In common sense or they are men who are Will Ing to envourago crime by encourag ing Christianity because they make their money by doing so This is not going to be this way al ways There are scattered all over tho United States a few thousands of good and sensible men and women who appreciate that in all the State of Kentucky among all of its edit ors stand alone In protesting against tho continual crime that is committed by Christians and condoned by Chris tian editors and preachers Things will not go on this way all tho time The outrages committed in this country and especially In this State in the name of religion and by religious people and condoned by the pulpit and the common secular press aro being remembered by the people and some day the people will take the reins into their own hands and these Christian instigators of crime will auf fer This whole country has a smoulder Ing volcano under it and the masses of the people as dissatisfied Tho clergy are living In luxury and without labor and some day before long that day of reckoning will come and the preachers will bo Justly pun ished for what they are doing WALTER HURT TAKES ME TO TASK ON SOCIALISM Camden Ohio July 10 1904 Dear Brother Moore Please dont again attempt to dls cuss Socialism In the Blade Although I snake this request personally I be hero It to bo in behalf of all Social IstsIrifldols who like myself love you for your honesty for your courage and for your yeoman service against religious superstition and who having learned that your venom Is only In your vocabulary and not aU In your gentle heart love you also for your lovable personal qualities t lt J t HVvTfeT r + u 1 t4 if Regarding you na wo do wo would it possible prevent you from too fro nucnlly making an lilt tudinous two ot yourself You are nil right Urn Mooro so long as you confine your aitnutlon to the absurdities of tho Christian rollg Ion but when you tackle economic you mnko n spertnclo of yourself Your mind ill groping through this Middle Ages of Kovornmonlnl theory You dont know any more about eco nomlcs than I do about ecclesiastics If you know moro about economic you would bo a Socialist If know more about ecclesiastics perhaps would bo a preacher Better lenvo tho discussion of So clallsm to Dr Wilson and others who know somewhat of tho subject Your reply to W Sawyer In the Blade of todays into Is devoted large ly to telling how many things you dont know and naturally you take considerable spaco for It You begin by saying you dont know what tho term class conscious means Next you say you dens know the signifi entice of tho phrase economic deter mlnloni Then you say yen dont know what Socialism Is Why dont you inform yourself before discussing tho subject How do you know you aro opposed to Socialism when you dont know what it is Permit mo to say that acknowledge ment of your own Ignorance Is not an argument against Socialism It cant even engender ah argument for wo cheerfully admit you aro Ignorant Rather Is your confession an argument in favor of Socialism Become a Socialist and cease to ho Ignorant You confess that you refuse to read Socialistic literature You declare you dont know what Socialism Is and boast that you dont want to know Yet you aro so unjust as to denounce something you dont understand and which you decline to Investigate You are as bad as the Christians who denounce Thomas Paine without over having read a line of his writings and without knowing lit tho least what Ideas ho advocated or opposed I dont wonder that you prefer to be called an Infidel rather than a Liberal An fidel can be narrow while the Liberal must necessarily bo of broad guagc buildI said you are as bad as the Christians I will amend that by saying you are worse Tho Christian Is not supposed to have any sense any way But as you aro a Rationalist on religion it Is to be presumed that you have some gray matter In your gar retIyou are skilled and your vJi enough But btitsldo yo lino you are so narrow that loop through a keyhole with both eyes at once You may be an advanced thinker along some lines but It Is certain that you are not politically progressive shall not attempt to expound the fundamental principles of Socialism There are Socialist readers of the Blade who are abler than and such work I leave to them Neither shall I make a defense of those principles for you have not attacked them I shall merely point out some errors of statement you have mado regarding nonessentials When persons discuss matters of which they are admittedly Ignorant they aro very liable to er ror Take tho preachers for example It would seem that you have never quito gotten over being a preacher You assert that Socialists Invarably ire unable to define Socialism Before became a Socialist being always an argumentative person I frequently ellsi cussed Socialism with Us adherents and I never debated with n Socialist who was not thoroughly informed onJ his doctrines and able to expound them understandingly That Socialists ire so Informed Is one of tho greatest facts of Socialism and to it more than to any other Is the rapid growth of the movement due Every Socialist Is a well equippel and therefore an effecj lve missionary Again your idea that the Socialist- Is a lazy wouldbe robber is entirely erroneous During something like teen years of active newspaper work I have come much In close contact with labor organizations and can testify to the fact that invariably the best class in theso bodies is the cialist element I have yet to see a Socialist loafer Tho barrelhouse bums are all Republicans or Demo crats although they will voto ANY ticket for a gill of gin Incidentally you always know how a Socialist will vote In every reference you make to tho alms of Socialism you repeat the statement that tho Socialists want to take your farm away from you This Is so funny that wo can almost forglvo you for it No wonder you dislike Socialism You seem to think this vast movement was inaugurated for the solo purpose of appropriating your little real estates By persistently discussing a matter of which you have no knowledge you UUjllSllto i jli r if t r JRRe t ij oxntnplo mid affording the opnosltloi ample cause for crltldmu It you will begin really to think along political Tines you will become a Socialist Just an Miroly tho Curls flat becomes an Infidel whon ho to think at nIl Fraternally yours WALTER HURT THE INVESTIGATOR Merged With The New York Truth Seeker From tho Investigator Wo have been publishing tho Inves tigator for over n year at a loss Tho subscription list has been gradually growing smaller and now suscribers fewer with every year A month or so ago wo faced the severest crisis In tho history of tho old paper Wo had been debating for sumo time Just what to do We could see ahead only ono ending unless our friends came to our relief Wo were In debt and our re celpts were not sufficient to meet run fling expenses Money was duo us but wo could not collect It After con sultation with several of the oldest friends of the paper we concluded to Issue an appeal for aid There was nothing else left for us to do Unless we received substantial assistance we should be obliged to suspend owing quite a sum of money We reluctantly sent out a letter asking for help We will say that wo did this hoping to re ceive enough money to pay our cred itors and to enable us to continue Wo wero disappointed While a few have generously contributed to our relief the amount received is far below ourI needs and only one thing remains for us to do With this Issue of tho pa per tho Boston Investigator goes out of existence We will not say that we have worked In vain but we have worked hard for very little compensa tion for ourselves It Is with deepest regret that we an nounce the suspension of the Investi gator but our subscribers will receive a larger and better paper In Its place Wo have made arrangements to merge the Investigator into the Truth Seeker and the Truth Seeker Company will fill out unexplred subscriptions and in every way treat our subscribers as weI would have done Wo hope they will all like their new paper better than the old one and support it as long as they MODESTY IN I nm In receipt of a printed circular the New York Truth Seeker ad To the Editor and begin 1m pear Sir Will you kindly an ce in your valued columns that In tho circular occurs the following The Truth Seeker Is the largest and best of the Infidel journals and has at different times absorbed three other Liberal publications Even the Bible has somo good things In It Among these Is the say Ing Let another praise theo and not thine own lips It looks like we have cheek even in rnfldelVjournaltsm I cannot understand how a man of ordinary modesty can write to a rival publication and ask the rival editor to state in his pa per that the other fellow has the largest and best publication of tis kind From tho Star London England MUSCULAR CHRISTIANITY Curate Fined for AssaultA Remarka ble Denfence The Rev Henry Alban Smith a curate of Denver was summoned at Downham Market Norfolk for saulting George Munns a farm foreman who said the curate came to his house and because he did not attend church struck him The clergyman said Munns made use of bad language and ho consider led this an insult to God He added believe God sent me to punish that mans head I was not gry but did It in cold blood He also said that Munns and his friends chas that Mr Smith dogI but under great fined him 20 shill- Ings and costs- Presidential Candidate Arrested East St Louis Ill July HWilll- am P Scott candidate for president- of the United States on the national liberty party ticket was arrested hereon a charge of an unpaid fine for keeping a disorderly house Tho above apears In plate matter in the NewsHerald of Owenton Ky On the margin of tho paper containing this Is written the following Mr Uoore When did tho National Lib era Party nominate a candidate for President The National Liberal Party has never nominated a candidate for president and no man named William P Scutt Is known to me I have no Idea how so slllyfl report have originated Icould Christian newspaper man was led with bug juice I suppose From A Young Lady Celeste Texas Julyy 30 1001 Mr ClmrlpH C Mooro Dour SirI enjoy rending tho Bind o and as hollco the limn of meeting w t for National LJhorl Party Is In October at St Louis I would like hear from one of tho commlttc u for getting up Iho programme will be a student In a medical school thereat that time Would lio glad to recite If lint a piece suitable emu to holtl our cause havent tiny lllorutur to select from If you think It wouli bo all right for mo to reclto would you be so kind ns to select Homcthlni or put mo In communication will somo one who might do so It laps been n dream of my life to meet soim of tho eminent writers of your paper MINNIE PARRISH I hope seine ono will suggest some thing for this young lady Wants Me to Debate In Texas Houston Heights Tex July 20 1901 Brother Moore I send subscription for another earI I see that you and McGarvey together have fixed that Judas story all right If that thing had happened In Texas we would have said that Judas busted when ho gave up tho thirty pieces of silver hopo you can meet your man in the Indian Territory I wish could bo there to enjoy the feast wish wo had some open hearted Infidels In Houston who would have you come here think the sight of you would put to flight the pulpit asses hero Much love and good wishes to you lld yours nm truly M E DAVIS Yes I know that to havo to give up thirty pieces of silver would bust mo oven If they were only ton cent pieces At this writing July 20 It looks toI mo that Rev Wilkinson of Indian Territory Is going to lunch out He prob ably did not know I was loaded when he blowed In tho muzzle- am anxious to do sonic debating believe I can make n success of It on ly want my actual traveling expenses and hope will get somo engagoments COTTON BELTS IMPROVED SEn VICE BETWEEN MEMPHIS AND SOUTHWEST 1500 TO TEXAS AND BACK Train No3 now leaves Memphis at 745 p m and makes a fast run to Texas It carries Pullman sleepers parlor cafe cars and free reclining chair cars Reaches Toxarkann Dal las Ft Worth and Waco several hours earlier than heretofore Makes direct connections 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every soldier ami tiiarlno on entering till service The Military Hymn Book for own use anti on tho 1st of July this Mil was discussed In the Prussian llotiso of Lords and nnanl nioimly passed Should tho Prussians Raltl a victory no doubt Count Douglas will add to Hymn hook Saints Plot iiros AMI 110RNEFKLD FOR SALE Nice country grist mill Food and teed In fine farming country In Chip l own County 4 miles front city Chippewa Falls Wis Splendid wailerkpower double stand rolls on wheat double stands on rye and buck wheat pair high roller feed mill all In good running order For full de scription of property call on or write TILDEN It011MILL Chlppowa Falls uric FOR SAL- E4 acres of coal on Green River near railroad In Kentucky 20000 y acres Florida Pino Land Two Orange Groves Homesteads entered In Florida Un ited States Land For lease a vein of Fluor Spar mixed with lead and zinc practice law In all tho Courts e1x ISSAC II TRABUE Punta Gorda Fla Worlds FairVia QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE Greatly 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trains daub except Sunday Trains Xos and makes close con nortlon nt K Junction except day for points on the Trains Nos and connect at L E Jtiiittloii with tor Mt Sterling Trains Nos and make connection with L A at Ucattyvlle Junction for Ueattyville Ky CHARLES SCOTT P Ai SAINT LOUIS TO THE ENTIRE SOUTH AND WEST SERVICE AND EQUIPMENT KEEPING WITH MODERN IDEAS AND EXECUTION POINTS MISSOURI KANSAS ARKANSAS TEXAS INDIAN TERRITORY OKLAHOMA For descrlptlve wRiter through esltednluA and other needed par tlculan address H McGUIRE oe TCINCINNATI OHIO tAlt It01f r jI AaPOLITIGALLETTI WITH THE POL ITICS LEFT OUT d San Nicolas Havana Cuba May 25 1901 Mr Clmnos c Mooro- My Dear Mr toorll trust you will pardon me for venturing to ad dress you familiarly as above for af ter having boon a subscriber to tho Blue Grass Blade for some five years feel that am Intimately acquainted with you even though we may not bo warm personal friends Wo aro wide apart on sonic points but yield to no man in my admiration for your pluck and the sturdy and Invincible courage with which you have waged over against that appalling curse of tho world Christianity for so many long mud weary years nod under such discouraging circumstances your per feet fairness in debate and the ease with which you have vangulshcd all who have ventured to enter Into dis cusslon with you upon any or all points in connection with the Chris tlan religion also command my highest commendation I do not call you Brother Moore for I dont like the term aid whenever any one addresses mo as brother instantly experience a feeling of aver slon against the speaker and regard him as either a Cnrlstlan or a Socialist and I hate bosh Christianity with all of the Intensity of my nature though with many individuals among the deluded followers of these tho oldest and youngest curses of oui country a feeling of pity often times tempers the stronger sentiment Of the 3tG post olllco order for which amount herewith enclose is for renewal of subscription to the Blade 125 for one copy of Dog Fen not In tho Orient with postage and for the other dollar you will please send me Blades in lots of ten copies weekly as long as the money lasts I intend to try the market with thom placing them on sale at a newsstand and I doubt not that can dispose not only of that number of copies but more In the near future I have resolved to enter the field as a self appointed but fully equipped missionary in this beautiful Pearl of tho Antilles and will act ns agent for all fit rsof first class Frcethought litci may desire to appoint me as such I have always desired to do at least something for your uni quo little sheet and think that I cnn now see my way clear to do so The field here is a most inviting ono for not only Infidels but outspoken Athe ists are very largely In evidence and in proportion to its inhabitants Cuba contains more Atheists today than the United States of America This fact is largely due to the efforts of Protestant missionaries and ministers in their endeavors to proselytize tho country by malting converts from Ro man Catholicism The blatant blath erskites of Protestantism attract at tentlon and cause investigation into the merits of their claims and individ uals possessed of any intelligent worth mentioning in comparing the respective claims of Romanism and Protestantism in the great majority of cases will say in effect A plague on both your houses and while they abandon the old religion they will not accept the new one offered them its place So you will see friend Moore that Protestant ministers are of sonio use here In Cuba If no where else and step In to help them make Infidels and Atheists though working along entirely different lines After coming out of the hospital where had undergone nu operation I a rather rocky road to travel for some considerable time and some tines felt as though I had been raced through hill and clothed with a coal sack at every jump by a contingent of tho home guard over there but sweet Jesus how have enjoyed It all for am a born fighter and would rather fight than eat at any time so far as mere enjoyment is concerned but If you Infer from that assertion that am quarrelsome or that tho milk of human kindness Is either dried up or at a low ebb In my heart you will very greatly err have fought Christianity to the best of my ability for fifty years and would like to live fifty years longer If so long a time be necessaryThe numbers of the Blade have been highly Interesting and un usually acceptable to me They have contained hot stuff the diet which my craves There seems to have been a family Jar among the ink slingers who contribute to your columns and which resembles a fac tlon fight In the Quid Dart the rule for taking a hand In which Is Where ever you see a head hit It and as figuratively speaking I would like to tilt a lance and have a metaphorical j t crack nl tho science of same of your pet NcrlhoH trust Hint In Iho Inter eats of Justice and fair play you will hive mo n slow for my money as Mnmhlern express It First comet Dr Wilson like n remark of his pub lished same tlmongo In tho Blade that ho wouldnt give n damn for n man who wouldnt occasionally do n certain thing or things for dont care a damn whether ho would give In damn or not probably do many things which ho would not do and know that ho does some things which I would not do ns for Instant would not grind out of my Immense think thank oven If I could nn Infer nal lot of second or third rate doggerel and then work tho gold brick racket on good natural kind hearted simple minded old Charllo Mooro and induce him to publish It as poetry and thus Inflict It upon that portion of a long suffering public that reads the Blade t The foregoing is from tho pen of Theodosla Garrison Heaven bless her for expressing my sentiments so ex actly In beautiful verso and If Wilson can produce anything that will com pare favorably with the foregoing gem I will traverse the continent If neces any In order to place the laurel leaf ed crown upon his brow The Doctor Ismail right In spots and on occasions but on other occasions he Is a long way out of plumb and sometimes entirely off his baso and llko myself ho was either asleep or behind the door when larger or small er chunks of tho Divine afflatus were being served out and evidently poetry Is not his forte I enjoyed his letters written while ho was swing- Ing around the circle on tho Eastern seaboard and of our national domain They were both entertaining and in structive My field of operations among my pupils takes in nn area of some twen ty to twentyfive square miles and in addition to tho use of the electric cars and an occasional trip In a hack I walk from seven to ten miles dally for In action motion I am in my ment and believe with my namesake Franklin that a lock will rust out faster than It will wear out and that the same fact Is applicable to the com plicated machinery of the human form divine Having told you this much perhaps you may have sufficient interest or curiosity to ask if I am what we all strive to be viz happy antI in reply to which I am prepared to say that I do not believe that a happier mortal than myself exists this wldo world over I am enrap tured with lIfo and this beautiful world in which we llvq and with ev erything good and beautiful upon its surface inhale rapture and exhale delight at every respiration and every throb of my heart Is one of Joy During my long life I have had to endure both mental andmany a sharp pang physical and have been obliged to qua many a bitter draft all of which have served only to Intensify tho Joys of the delightful aftermath For I am one who lives to say My skies have held more gold than gray And that the glory of the real Far outshines my youths ideal- envyI no man and If any ono gets moro out of this life or finds more sunshine In his pathway down Into The Valley of the Shadow of Death I congratulate him and am glad for his sake Of course refer to worth again to Dr Wilson I will take ono of lids books on the Rome Congress Two for that matter and If tho work is good campaign litera ture I will need more I wish to pay my respects to sev eral other Blade writers Notably to Dr Bowles for my weary soul cries out In wailing accounts For Christs sake give us n rest on the subject of rum alcohol Rum has been my lifelong friend the friend of my youth the friend of my early manhood days and now when varying upon the yel low leaf stage of existence it is more than ever my friend It is the best friend and the worst master man ever had and I would consider myself to tally heraft of tho virile attributes of true manhood did I fall to say a word In behalf of n life long and over re liable friend whenever I hear that friend vilified slandered and abused Concerning rum I speak from the standpoint of a man who has made it and who has sold it I dont make It or sell It any more but I have drank It ever since and by the grace of God it there be one and In virtue of my rights as a freeborn American citizen Intend to continuo to drink it so long the Almighty to as it may please permit me to linger on this side of Jordans stormy waters but I anot drunkard never was one and am quite sure I can never become one for I dont happen to be built that way and by the Judicious use of rum among my crew I have been enabled on more than one occasion to savo precious lives and valuable property confided la my care on the high seas after all socalled substitutes had failed Tho nutritive and llfo sustaining proper too of alcohol liavo been frequently ail scientifically demonstrated that nono hut n fnnutl cal crank will over attempt to gainsay them The humor race far back ns history gives any account has It always craved somo kind of n stimulant nnd to prohibit the uso of alcohol among tho members of tho human family Is but to drive them to the uso of substitutes for it which arc n thousand times worse and that Pro hlbltion Is a fraud and n failure is a decision arrived at by n consensus of tho competent John F Clark whoso diatribes against war Is another ono of your shining lights and to his whim of let us have peace and plenty of It I rs tort let us have war and plenty of It Lay on MacDuff and damned bo he who first cries hold enough A gen oration or so since our country was riven npart and torn asunder by con tending armies which sought by tho sword tho solution of points which hind threatened the dissolution of tho American union almost ever slnco Its very inauguration anti n definite de cision on these points could bo arriv ed at only by war and the cause for which the Northern as well as the Southern soWlor fought was consid ered by each as sacred and If that time J F C had given utterance to such infernal rot as has recently ap geared In the Blade over his signature they would have been promptly if not torn to pieces by his Justly aroused fellow citizens at least consigned to tho nearest duck pond am not a military man but most sincerely ad mire tho American soldier nod glory In the victories he has achieved under Tho Star Spangled Banner and I wish to shake with soldier boy rom some where out west who so effectively replied to the strictures of J F C If war is hell peaco long continued Is holler and from stagnant and slimy pools of peace omerpo hybrids like J Fwho p n atmosphere with their vaporlngs urg- Ing the Ignorant the idle and the vicious on to deeds of violence to archy until war blessed war clears away the scum and gives the soldier and the private citizen a well deserv ed rest Meanwhile ho prepares for the next war In the time of peace prepare for war Is not an idle pro verb but a warning which no people can fall to heed except at their peril I am glad that tho last few numbers of the Blade contain no more of the brilllan sic lumlnatlons of Doctor Weir You gave him nn opportunity and space and ho quickly proved himself to bo nn nss and you just ns quickly proved him to bo a paltry tlar but for some reason It seems that yc r wished to resurrect and rehabltate him and give him an other opportunl ty to pump himself into notoriety by figuring as a debater with you but if I might be allowed to proffer advice would say dont bring that Krupp cannon mounted on the forecastle deck of your skull pan to bear on a Jack- Rabbit like Weir when tho woods are full of game whoso pelts are at least worth tho charge of ammunition re quired to lay them out cold as a my request to hat of Grler Kider dont give up commenting ur comments are in my estimation the very life of your paper With them and a column or so from the pen of Kidder I would consider the Blade as entirely acceptable and well worth tho price paid for It and If yon or Kidder ever take in this beautiful city hunt me up you will find tho latch string hanging on tho outside Of course I also extend a hearty In vitation to all of our people who may visit Havana Some time ago i received my per with a printed notlco at tho bottom that If the subscription price were not remitted at onco the paper would be stopped forthwith and wondered if it was n alto null warn- Ing or only n bluff didnt know hut what some who have been try- Ing to run your paper for some time past had educated you up to their ideas of business If you had stoPj ped my paper at that time this would never have been written and you would have lost a subscriber not only for one but for many papers If anyone thing more than another has given you a warm place In my heart it tho generous spirit in which you have always replied to worthy people who had fallen Into arrears assuring oni that their paper would come right along the same as usual etc I tell you friend Moore that notwithstanding tho rascality and In gratitude wo find in this world it pays and is good business to bo generous It appears as though tho Mutual Admiration Society among your scribes has tiled out for dont see so much potting of each other with verbal boquets as formerly do not Imagine any ono will toss any sum mer roses or sweet violets at mo for having written this epistle and dont want any I have always pro ferred to bo petted with brick bats provided there was a good supply of similar ammunition at hand so that i could firo back again but here I natal say Adios and remain always most Sincerely Yours- CAPTAIN B P CLARK REV WILKINSON Says He Is Ready for the Debate Comanche Ind Ter July 29 19041 Charles C Mooro Dear SirTho arrangements hav ing been perfected for a discussion boo tween yourself and tho writer to begin on the 29th of August It will not per haps he advisable to continue our written discussion at present though In future It will give mo pleasure to continue it If I can obtain copies of your replies Tho reason I have not answered your last articles Is because was unable to obtain copies of your paper containing them I have been sending you copies of my paper Tho Gospel Searchlight thinking it would meet with your approval to exchange with us I did not sco your paper containing your last answer to my ar title till last week In fact some of tho papers have not yet seen and suposo never will You can see that this places mo at a great disadvant ago and that I cannot afford to con untie this discussion unless I can ob lulu copies of your paper Hoping to meet you on due time at tho place appointed for our discussion nnd that we will have a pleasant prof- Itable and agreeable time I am Yours truly U G WILKINSON P SI suppose Mr Houser has Informed you of the arrangements for the discussion ere this I beg to say that I know something of Mr Shaw editor of the Searchlight and hope he will bo with us My understanding was that I was to exchange with The Firm Founda Ion and that paper was to give tho Blades to Rev Wilkinson as we did not know his address and I thought the Blade was going to Tho Firm Foundation though I got no copies from It Any way It is all right Rev Wilkinson Is right In saying there Is no use for the written debate we are going to debate viva voce- delighted with tho prospect and fully expect some time this year to have Rev Wilkinson to debate with mo in Lexington if he does not get to bo an Infidel before I can get him to Lexington I want him to stay a Christian until after we have the de mto In Lexington I believe the discussion will result in Wilkinsons becoming an Infidel I an Infidel of any man and is willing to listen hove Wilkinson fulfills uiu conditions and he Is my meat If tho Lord stands by mo In tho debate as ho has done In all my other Infidel work I hope and believe that wo will have a pleasant profitable and agreeable time When I get Wilkinson fixed up all right he and I aro going to star the country ns Tho two converted Camp belllte preachers- I suppose I made tho mistake in directing the Blade to exchange with the Firm Foundation Instead of with Rov Wilkinsons Searchlight When I get him set right I want him to continue tho editing of the Searchlight as an Infidel paper The name will not conflict with Brother Shaws magazine because Bro Shaws Is a monthly and Brother Wilkinsons will ho a weekly FROM DR WILSON Cincinnati Ohio July 31 1904 Dear Brother Mooro- I have been both intending to write you and to visit you all summer and have done neither Would liked to have gotten over to seo you today but have several bad cases that I could not leave Well the time Is growing short and will soon take my departure for tho Old World shores I wish you could go along not only for your company but you aro better posted on history than I and could bring to light a lot of subjects and ideas I will miss I wish that Mrs Henry and Mrs Closz and a lot others were going so wo would have a delegation commensur ate with the slzo of Freethought in this country I think I will leave for Now York the coming Friday or Sat urday The boat sails on the 9th Hopo Jim will bo able to pilot tho Blade through the summer But ho is needing a rest for he looks bad and fear he will 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