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Digital page images are linked to the text file. j Itj t- r4t BLUE UllAiS BLADE Itit MORALSPUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANOh EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD VOLUME XIII NUMBER 26 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY AUfiUST 21 E M 304 100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 issue for one year 100IIn clubs of five NEW subscribers cents each 250 for five Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five New subscribers sent one year for 1250 Make all Mnney Orders Drafts and Express Orders payable to the Bluo Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address adI vise this office giving your old ai t well as the new address When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old subscriber The address slip on the paper will ihow expiration of subscription anc serve as a receipt as the date change aiihq rflifir tinTsthes soon as ponsIbleito TKSlpnl r or bsoflptlon price of all papers ro jived until the paper Is fcald for In ull up to date and ordered dlscon Inued Office of 155 W Short St f Lexington Kentucky J Entered at the post office at Lexlng ton Ky as Second Class Mall i Matter Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to J certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink It believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming 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 ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It wrecked of the millions who struggled with Imaginary produced by this devilish timing And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffold upon either do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called ROBERT NQER80U Church and State forever separateGRANTIn Is this government founded upon the Christian religion WASHINGTON and The divorce between Church State should bo absoluteGarfltldi WANTEDSalcpmen local and gen oral reaching the pump and well supply trade on recently patented well specialties of great merit Hills l Ross Co Medina Wit J fj tIHE CLERGY of ids CUSSIN OUT EACH OTHER ABOU THE DAMNED STUFF CALL ED ALCHOHOL Wilmington Del Aug 13 E M 304 Mr Charles C Moore Esteemed Friend The enclose clipping is from the Philadelphia Press of this date and Is another proof of the attitude of the church and clergy In regard to The damns stuff called alcohol The readers of the B ofM will bos pleased with your commentsIt Is Just In your line GIve em t Very respectfully JOS H CLOUDt The following is the clipping BISHOP PRAISES MODEL SALOON JSubway Tavern Formally Dedicate I Speeches Listened to by loelBowery Young Doxology Men and Sung New York Aug 2Subway Tav ern planned to be a model and financed by several leaders In reI form movements in this city was opened near the Bowery today with formal exercises Bishop Henry CI Potter of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Now York came all tho way from Cooperstown above Albany to deliver the principal address By the time tho dedication exorcises wore about to open a considerable crowd of men employed about tho police headquarters drifted in and a little knot of persons from tho Bow cry and adjacent streets gathered IThe bishop and other guests watched Bowery young men drink Ice cream soda In tho water wagonI room up front and Inspected room where pure whisky and beerI and every other kind of drink In Now York can be bought Everything is sold at fair prices After the opens tC troauctory addrij8SBalfl object of the uudertakin was to elimi mid the clement of private profit in the liquor business and secondly to dissociate immorality from the drink ing habit Frederick S Lamb was the next speaker He told of the degeneration of the present saloon from the old family buffet and referred to the cafes of Europe where so he said social Intercourse is promoted and and family life enters as well as at American frying pan ho said is often moro deadly than American drjnks and we should uphold the move ment to better the saloon Dr D Blautttein of the Educational Alliance was then Introduced He said that there were fewer saloons on the East Side in proportion to the population tban in other parts of the city We have cafes he declared places where you can sit down at a table and drink Dr Blaustein continued The Jews have no drink problem It Is seldom that one sees a drunken low in the streets I myself first saw liquor in the synagogue There the rabbli after the old fashion used to bless the Sabbath over a cup of wine Dr even whisky or beer And I as the youngest boy in the family was per mitted to taste of the cup Dr Blaustein deplored the Influence of the worst American bars andI wished the tavern Godspeed The Bishops Address Bishop Potter spoke at somo length He said that ho believed In tho old village tavern as a place where a long evening could be spent without the necessity of Intoxication belong to a dozen clubs he said If I want to go out to dinner or so cial evening I can do so In anyone- Ilot these clubs But what of the man ho lives In two rooms with five children Ho has no club Ho has to go to a saloon The man can lunch at the Hard ware Club or the Down Town Club jut the poor man to get his glass of beer with his luncheon must go to the saloon This Is the greatest social movement Now York has ever known Is a movement every ono of you must Into account If you would save the republic Tho republic Is not to jo saved by electing this man or that to ofllce but tho work must start and jo built up In the home and in places where peoplo gather socially The Bishop said that ho had ro iclved a telegram from a man la As bury Park declaring that ho was hor rified that the Bishop should lend him iclf to the dedication of a saloon and that ho was certain that tho Bishops ather who was a Bishop In Pennsyl vania would not have countenanced who sent that dispatch thingIPotter was not familiar with tho conditions existing in this cityThe Doxology was sung at tho close the exercises I havo delected the following newspaper clippings referring to the above CENSURE For Bishop Potter In Unmeasured Terms OPENED THE DOOR TO HELL When Ho Dedicated Model Saloon In New York SAY KANSAS CITY PEOPLE Warsaw lad Aug 5Speclal The Rev J E McCrory of Plttsburg IILakePotter of New York is a liar when he that the model saloon which he has dedicated in that city will helpIt the temperance cause Ho also stated that the legislator who voted for tho legalizing of a saloon was of lowest type of depravity Ho was loudly applauded by the members the association Other speakers at- the meeting today were the Rev S F Scovel of Wooster 0 the Rev R C Wylie of Plttsburg the Rev W J Coleman of Alleghany Pa and the Rev A Blanchard of Wheaton IllinoisOPENED HELLS DOOR Charge Against Bishop Potter By Kansas City Temperance People Kansas City Aug 5The Kansas It City branch of the American Young Peoples Christian Temperance Union strongly disapproved of the ideas of Bishop Potter of New York with gard to uplifting the moral tone of the saloon At a meeting of the Union the matter was discussed and a letter was addressed to the Bishop which will be sent to him today A copy of the letter follows May God have mercy upon your be nighted idea of striking the keynote of attack upon the liquor situation You are rather indorsing the key that opens wide the doors to hell for the army of 100000 souls who annually leave the Kings highway and stun ble Into drunkards graves The ent situation across the water of fiftytJ Bishops in the Church of Englandf stockholders in breweries tilleries with thila shameful farce of a Blshopin the great EDia naJjjCUii cli of our Io j f owery ay district did ubslness yesterday as did the Subway Tavern which was form ally dedicated to moderation in drink ling on Monday by Bishop Potter says New York Tribune Tho cash register played a merry tune from the time the doors were opened and men walked blocks to get a drink in a avern which had the approval of the Iberal temperance elementEUntil the boom given the place by Bishop Potters visit and the singing of the Doxology at the close of the services wears off the Tavern will e no place to study social problems Whether or not it will aid in bringing bout moderate drinking cannot be do ermined until the curious crowds from the Bowery and the Broadway Irygoods district tire of calling for complicated drinks to tax the skill of the temperance bartender There were many visitors who callI ed for soft drinks and looked with an expression that was doubtful If not actually hostile A dozen min- Isters some in clergtcal garb others In summer frock coats were among the number A woman with a Womans Christian Temperance Union badge came up Jleecker street early In the morning She was looking for the dedicated warn and she hoped to bo dlsapolnt She knew the worst when she cad the bulletin In front of the place Yes this Is the Saloon Dedicated by Bishop Potter Yesterday You are Welcome Below It were clippings from news specs giving an account of the Inter esting ceremony which formally launched the drinking place The world Is getting worse and worse she declared when a thing Ike this Is possible I would not have believed Ill Then she peeked Into the water wagon departmentat the soda foun ain which also runs beer She read this placard lBEERServed at this Fount Good Soda Water and Good are Equally Harmless LBeer Taken uoo Temperately That is a lying misleading sign she declared and I am sorry for poor souls that will be led astray by U Sister Nation wero only here nti Saloon Crusader Condemns It Columbus Ohio Aug 2There Is no difference between a place run like that and the other saloons of tho country except that It may bo more or lorly than somo of them Tho old Continued on Page Two fi INFIDEL this I EDITOR ENDORSING BISHOP POTTERS SUBWAY SALOONw I have just read an editorial headed A good word of a Bishop In an Infidel newspaper which says of Itself There snt any other weekly Liberal size of the nam thepaper purpose of the editorial is to commend Bishop Potter for dedicat ph prayer and a discourse the he Supvwiy Tavern for liquor drinlcinp- editorialThct says Wo began this pie uio congratulate one clergyman upon the possession of some common sense1and in various ways it compll la menu It ja not at all strange that Chris go tians say Infidels are Immoral Th paper in which this occurs Is really a representative of American Infidelity As an ordinary thing the columns of that paper contain much abuse of preachers but when a preacher uses his influence to start a by big liquor drinking saloon this Infidel paper devotes the main editorial in to praising that preacher Pick up almost any newspaper and you will read accounts of men who go into these saloons and not only kill other men but go drunk back to their homes and murder thefr wives and children Never before was so much crime growing out of liquor drinking It is at getting to be phenomenal- Christian sees a copy of that per and points triumphantly to the tact that an Infidel paper that claims to be the largest Ia America abuses th ordlnary preacher but praises onetwhen the preacher advocates and liquor drinking We Infidels at complain that it is unjust that Chris- s us immoral but it is not Jst and it is not strange y common consent the liquor in fluenco is the most demoralizing one the world We attack the Bible llause It teaches liquor drinking In the Old and New Testament iptures and then one of our leading del papers commends and praises preacher because he encourages nor drinking by opening a saloon- h religious services- t is reasonable to suppose that Idellty could ever come Into power uld join with t Bible in tutlogld fo itU0rInu ndloIng jomo with a preacher In encouraging liquor a drinking I left the pulpit and the church be ruse I saw Christianity was not true My great objection to the Bible was that It teaches slavery liquor drink ing and polygamy but I was driven Into publishing this Infidel paper by seeing that Christianity upholds liquor drinking Now I find that a paper to which is paid far more money than any other Infidel paper In tho world makes the main almost onlyfeature of an sue the encouragement of a preacher for opening a saloon with religious service and I am bound to see that Infidelity like Christianity is for liquor and that while the Infidel ed itor and the preacher may profess e opposed to each other they are perfectly harmonious and congenial In encouraging the greatest of all sources of crime and unhapplnes- I have lost my money by swapping the pulpit for the Infidel tripod I get no money for what I am doing with this paper and If have only left one party of friends of liquor to Join anoth er party of friends of liquor what have I gained One editorial like that will do more damage to Infidelity than can bo offset by a thousand good arguments against the Christian religion People do not care about our ab tractions about Christianity and In fidelity they Judge a fruit tree by theI quality of fruit it produces and are sensible in doing so and a man or wo man of good sense and sound morals vlll naturally ask what is the sense leaving Christianity even if it la not really true to go and Join Infideli ty that makes a business of abusing the ordinary preacher but Joins lovingly with a preacher that Is working to encourage liquor saloons We are always printing In our let papers about preachers who aro abandoning Christianity and coming over to Infidelity but at the same time tho number of our Infidel papers la all the time growing less and those that manage to continue publication are always on the beg and are being onto and worse supported all time This Is not at all surprising but natural and I believe right- I try to make this paper for moral- Ity but there Is very little of that in It All of us who write for It arch squabbling and quarreling all the smarttthis paper is small because the en couragement of morals is a small part of the paper and prominent Infidels write to me articles that are printed in this paper in which they extol the privilege of liquor drinking as It It was the grandest and highest and best of all rights Wo have gone too far oven now Tho days of Infidel journalism aro numbered I not only am willing for paper to stop If it has to praise liquor drinking to make a living but want It to stop I am not willing to make myself a patron of vice and suffering among my fellow men by oven conniving at drunkenness Wo may still have papers that call themselves Liberal and Freethought and of Rationalistic papers that will be sup ported because they encourage vice tho day has come even now In the reputation for Immorality among Infidels la such that good and Intelligent people will not support an Infidel paper because they are naturally and Justly ashamed to do and do not want to encourage that which Is making humanity worse and more miserable- They can all see of course that Potter Is a degenerate and depraved creature a disgrace to the race but Is a Christian and Christians will stand by him and protect him at the same time that they damn the Infidel who Is Joined with Potter in his disgraceful work In the mean time Infidel Journalism doomed and if to condone such vice is to be an Infidel I say Let her Gallagher SOCIALISTIC LITERATUREIN BARREL- I all recleved from Kidder of California a short article agalnsts Socialism and by the same mill longer articles Manly Abbott Brigham of Worces ter Mass In favor of Socialism I threw them together Into my waste barrel- REVEREND BIGELOWS CHURCH MAY SPLIT Associated Press dispatches Indld cate that the church of Rev Blgelow Cincinnati he being a kind of semi Infidel is about to split In conse quence of a sermon ho preached InW which he sympathized with the labor organization In Colorado in the mat of the dynamiting of the depot Cripple Creek He said It la said that when the blood hounds were put upon the trail of the Independence assassins they went straight to the house of the com panys detective But they should have gone to the capitol building at Denver It was there In the lobby of the legislature that the wire was pulled that discharged the pistol into the dynamite- It is unreasonable to suppose the mine owners dynamited their own r ilike God thecae times has special splto agalnr littlo girlsc especially little Sunday School girls He burnt up 600 people In the Iro quols theater nearly all children and mostly little girls Then he burned up 1031 people on tho Slocum all Sundayschool people nearly all chll dren and most of them girls and Just a day or two ago he drowned six little girls all at once In the Mis sissippi river There was a man with them God saved the man all right but he managed to drown six out of seven little girls How the dear little girls ought to love this kind heavenly father who Is always burning them up and drown- Ing them RENUMERATIVE Well Bobby lids do you like church asked his father as they walked homeward from sanctu ryto which Bobby had Just paid his first visit Its fine ejacuted the young man How much did you get father How much did I get Why what o you mean How much what asked the astonished parent at this ev ident Irreverence Why dont you remember when the funny old man passed the money around I only got 10 cents VHAT IS INSIDE OF THE WORLDS FAIR Ind How to See it at the Least pense The Henderson Route has gotten up and Is now offering for free dlstrlbu Ion a very complete and valuable ooklet descriptive of what Is inside aid what is outside of the Worlds Fair and how to see It at the least expense The booklet contains Information of such value that all prospective visit ora to St Louis should have a copy How to reach the Fair Grounds on arrival In St Louis how to get round the grounds to the best advan tage tho most economical plan for touring tho Exposition things of Im portance to see in St Louis together with many other valuable pointers garding a trip of this nature are only some of the many points covered In this complete booklet- It Is something you should have be fore planning your Worlds Fair trip and can be obtained by addressing Mr L J Irwin General Passenger Agent Henderson Route Louisville K y OFF FOR ROME On August 17th Dr Wilson sailed from New York to represent the Na tional Liberal Party and Freethought America in general at the Worlds Congress of Freethinkers to be held Rome Italy In September It is impossible at the present writing to state how many of the subscribers have failed to remit the amount of subscription but I bellovo there Is quite a large percentage still remain Wilson feels very much gratified that only one subscriber has requested that the dollar he had sent for the book be turned over to the hue Grass Blade and that he would send another dollar as soon as tho book is published All other subscribers are satisfied to have the matter intended for book appear In the Blade The friends of Dr Wilson have been generous Indeed and in behalf of the Doctor and his colaborers extend sincere and most earnest thanks to had hoped some few months ago when made appeal for the cash that we would be able to haveiabout 750 on hand at the time of the Doctors departure for Europe I am happy to say that our hopes have been realized Dr Wilson will return about Oct 12th and he has voted to hold the Congress of the National Liberal Party at St Louis on October 22 23 and 24th provided Mr Morgan has also voted for the same tk- and It I receive favorable re Y plies from Mrs Henry Mrs Closz and Dr Barnes our next Congress will be held on the date stated viz October 23 and It Is reasonable to sup that our Vice President will also vote In the affirmative on this ques lion In a week or two shall be In post Lion to give fuller particulars about our convention President Wilson has also appointed a Committee on Programme con slating of Mr T J Wyscarver Cincinnati Dr T J Bowles Muncie Ind and Miss Lulu M Gibson Chat tanooga Tenn a Committee on Hall and Accommodations consisting of Mr George Light of St Louis Mo Mr Coo N Lane Baldwin Mo and Morris Sachs Cincinnati There are some amendments to the Constlutlon and ByLaws to be voted upon at St Louis The changes pro posed will be published In the Blade dgeramendmentof ot- Sac e ss jiiUSal iMorris Arlasr BankT3lug7rCin 0 V MORRIS SACHS AN OLD PREACHER TEACHES THE YOUNG ONES TO LIE The preacher who delivered the dress to the divinity students at ttfUniversity of Chicago said v Exaggeration In tho pulpit is en tirely allowable If the modern minister stated things as they actually are people would not listen to him I do not give this as an apology for lying but it is a fact that the audiences of today demand sensationalism They want to be impressed by big anti traordinary things and the preacher must supply this demand This necessitates exaggerated statements The audience is attracted to them dis counts them and accepts them at their real worth while without the r noticed themnI have repeatedly said that all telligent preachers were liars and Irnvo quoted Romans ill 7 to show Lhat Paul recognized that It was right to He for the glory of God but I didLnot expect to see a prominent clergy man admit what I said In such stren uous terms as the above That admission that preachers are liars is the most important truth I have known any preacher to tell In i long time The first answer in catechism The chief end of man is to glorify Qoil and enjoy him forever If main duty of man Is to glorify Hod and you can glorify God by Ing of course Paul and this Chicago jkybuster are both right in saying It is right to lIe for the glory of God 0 Nothing can bo any plainer There is not an intelligent preacher in the United States who does not li know that the Bible Is a lie from start to finish and It they teach It they dojknowing they are lying They may- lying for tho glory of God but Ihoy are lying all the same On a recent Sunday morning in ten city of London churches which If sold would produce two and a half million of money there were Includ- Ing children only 213 worshipers al though they provide accommodation for nearly 4000 and possess an In come of 28500 a year Tho above is a clipping from some newspaper Illustrated In colors sent mo by a St Louis lady I have seen the worship In St Pauls church in London and at finest church In Rome and there were no more peo plo present than used to come to hear mo preach as I traveled afoot through the mountains of Kentucky Send 250 for five new subscribers and help spread Freethought I J i r 1fJlIJII 1 i 7j Ii I1zk r DEBATE 7 IN INDIAN TERRITORY Oscar Int1r August 1901 Mr Charles 0 Moore Dear SIrWo fro all very much In terested In the coming debate Wo failed to get the tabernacle and In Its place have engaged the use of the United States Court room at Ryan a point on tho Rock Island Railroad Just saw a letter from L S Welch Sweetwater Okla Ho understands tho method of this Southwestcn Campbelllte as he has held several debates with them In enclose his letter to let you seo what ho says about it RespectfullyN i Tho letter of Bro Welch Is as fol lowsv Okla July 30 1904 Friend Gray son Yours at hand and glad to hear from you f You did not give date of debate J and I dont see how I can leave as Mrs Welch had a long sick spell last fspring and is not able to look after the things here We milk four cows and have several hogs to feed and water besides other work Id have to hire a hand and Im not able to do It I have several acres of milo maize and kaflr corn to cultivate yet and a well to dig in my pasture Besides the well at the house needs sinking several feet You must remember I have no help and there Is a great deal to do heathen4zto meet sty of them on tho Bible but I am not so sure as to what ho can do If led out into science and history Grant will run Bradens Problem of 1Problems on him and It contains ft some knotty problems all right You see Grant wont bo confined to the Bible and wont necessarily have to a get into it In discussing the proposi tion as to whether there Is a God I- ff he Is smart he can work the design ar gument to a fare you well and there Is enough in Darwins Origin of Species to keep Moore busy to say nothing about the wonders of chemis try and astronomy Moore perhaps will come without any books and they will deny everything he says and of course that goes with the re ligious element It wont do to argue that anything can come or has come by chance for we know that you might shako letters In a box like dice and throw them for a million years and you couldnt produce a poem or a scientific essay The only way out is to show that such organs as the f eye ear and brain are tho result of a gradual development which can be traced step by step from the lowest r form of lifo up to man If Moore khaSnLthe scientific works to Illus point hes a goner If Grant knows beans Grant Isnt confined to the God of the Bible but can arguo the existence of Intelligent design and only the deepest kind of invests gation can disprove It A superficial observation seems to leave It as a selfevident proposition and Paine vay from It neither ho declared weiJ God ff pro iGrarit the lgnbrancetanci theres a plenty of that Is on his side e There are things in mathematics that are as true as that two and one are three yet to an ignorant they seem to be absolutely false an contrary to all he knows to be true and nothing short of a scientific edu cation will teach him better L If Grant puts his wits to work c can make it so hot for Moore tha hell think hes been up against a 144proposition Grant can put up stuff a man with a technical edu 4 cation can understand the refutation of It If you dont believe Moore a job you Just try to explain to a Hardshell Baptist who believes uie IgnorFargument lecture here the third Sunday of every month and have the Liberal cause up In a shape that Christians respect and fear It hear they have sent for a man In Missouri to here and debate with me but don know It to be a fact again and let me know what you are going to do I have a lot of stuff showing up Clark Braden If they go to slinging mud Moore that you ought to have A letter from a man in Nebraska is a good one on him Yours very truly- L S WELCH The above letter Is an exceptionally beautiful piece of manuscript and Is written accurately deem It best to review it i MondayAugustTer and It seems In a United States roomI In United States court rooms In Ohio and Kentucky as a prisoner prosecuted for Irreligious utterances some six or eight or ten times but In the Indian Territory Is the first time I have been booked to appear in that kind of a courtroom starring In one of tho principal roles as one of the chief speakers I wish Bro Welch could be with us but feel no uneasiness about being able to hoe my own rowthere are two meanings to that one spelling oven If there Is not another Infldol in the whole Territory never before heard of Bradens Problem of Problems and would not give a cent to know It by heart from beginning to end If it has in it any thing that Is an argument for this ex Istenco of a God shall admit It freely and If what it offers as an argument for the existence of a God is not real ly such I can answer It when hear just as readily as I could if I knew It nowIdo not Intend to take with me or BibleiI will explain for some who may not Ld known book simply to assist ono In finding tho chapter and verso In tho Bible of passages of which he knows without being able to recall where they aro found shall never uso either tho Bible or the Concordance unless when quote passages from memory literally or In substance my opponent may deny that such passages are In tho Bible and this do not believe he would often if nt all do Our audience will almost Invaria lily recognize tho passages if the line of debate about God as yet necessarily unknown to me requires that I should quote the passages and even If my opponent were actuated by no higher motive It would be be had policy for him to deny the exist ence of passages which I would then produce Thero would probably not be in Lexington the Athens of the West a score of people who could appre ciate an argument based on Bradens Problem of Problems and certainly we would not expect an audience In the wild and wooly West to ape preciate such- I expect to tulle absolutely extemp oraneously without anything more than a pencil memorandum that I will make during the speaking of my opponent and to use language and Ideas and arguments that an intelligent child of 12 years old can under stand and want such children to come to hear me and have choice seats and I will engage to entertain Bro Wilkinson wants to occupy any part of his time reading from such books he certainly will have my abun dant consent to do so but think I will show him that what some other man thinks about It will not count and that If he expects to win he will have to make arguments for the ex istence of a God out of his own think tank and make them so plain and so forcible that plain common sense homemade people Christian and fidel can see them and feel them and do so without doing any great deal of hard work to do it Of course Wilkinson on the other hand will not confine himself to the Bible If he Is wise because tho Bible Itself being In dispute Is not author tatlvc any more than any other book though Its utterances may be used as collateral evidence Just as the utter ances of many other books may be for or against the existence of a God With every crook and turn of the design argument have been famil iar ever since studied Paleys Evi dences In my senior college year In 1S5S under old Alexander Campbell If Wilkinson dont know something fresher than that old racket about the watch he wont know enough to call mo out on the upto date things I do to Darwins Origin of Species not only am familiar with Darwins argument on the subject and know it almost as well as know the multi plication table but I have seen and examined with special Instructors all the anthropoid collection at the Wash ington Museum and the British Mus cum in London England and I have examined the famous stone man of Gaudaloupo In the British Museum and I know the story of the Pithecan thropes Erectus found In Java and tho Nanderthal skull found in SwIt- zerland and I am fresh and uptodate on bxffmlnatlons U1W33 an As to astronomy if you will read Behind the Bars you will find that began Its study under favorable cir cumstances when I was 14 years old degreedcurriculum and if I had devoted half the time to thinking about farming out of which I have made a fair living thinkingt400000 now So If Wilkinson tries to run any as tronomy bluff on me he will strike a sawyer As to chemistry my son named Charles C Moore a chip of the old block Is head of the department of analytical chemistry in Washington D C and aint specially skewed of any man simply because he knows chemistrySo if Wilkinson wants any show for his white ally at all he had better not be fooling away his time learningtuinGNo Campbellltcs wont deny everything I say oven a little bit I know Campbellltes better than I know booksI have made a many a one male and female especially the lat terand they will be prouder of me an Infidel than they will of Wilkin son a preacher and they would give me chicken galore If I wanted it but get chicken at home and the only thing that I want there Is water melonsI rather bo in Oklahoma than In heaven because th ty have the fin est watermelons in the world In Okla homa and dont have any in heaven Dont have anything In heaven but harps and prayer meetingharps all right but I dont want any prayer meeting in mine If Wilkinson goes to monkeying with book learning we will have a regular circus for if there Is anything on earth that is just to my hand it is my willingness to help any man to make a fool of himself who seems he hankering after something of that good Bro Welch has got that tiring about the dice all wrong and will show him If tho debate demands- It that It would 1e a miracle an sential Impossibility If In Infinite hrowlngs of tire letters they did not sometime make an accurate copy of Mores Iliad All that matter about gradual velopment Is as familiar to me as Is plowing and hope that Wilkinson will In that line show himself a foe worthy of my shell I have seen largo collections of gods all the way from the totem pole if Alaska to a mummied cat Egyptseen them made of wood stone and metals the only gods in all the universe and the argument from t intelligent design hns been a dead easy ono to mo for years and do sincerely hope Wl1Idn n will play that old trump for all Ut is In it Nearly all leading Infidels who lived a hundred years ago including Paine despite Roosevelt to the con trary believed the argument tram in telligent design and oven Ingorsoll never got over It of nover lad the courage to say what ho believed but if that Is the strongest that Grant Jesus think of a Texan named Grant has I can wlpo up the earth with him and make the men laugh at him while I am talking to the women Yes there is ignorance plenty of It in Indian Territory no doubt and plenty of It In Kentucky and Boston have sampled the latter twobut you cant play all those Western farmI people for suckers especially if ouI go to fooling with tho argument from design They live too close to nature am loaded to the muzzle on tho argument from design and I just want half of an excuse to shoot oft my mouth on that subject- met old Ulysses Grant once and if Wilkinson is not any smarter than he was the skybuster will be wel come to all the fun lie can make out of me do hope Wilkinson will put his wits to work and get in the best licks he ever did in his life The easiest man to tall with that ever met was Henry Ward Beecher a tough old cit izen with the preachers special weak ness abnormally developed in him but one of the smartest men America ever produced But to talk to a fool will sometimes upset me p Technical education is dimply big words for preachers talk I have been technically educated hitheology at the feet of old Aleck Campbell the Gamaliel of all the Campbellltes and nothing Is more to my appetite than to go up against some fellow who Is trying to conceal his natural ignor ance under a technical lingo a comI mon trick in the clerical trade So far then have not heard of anything in Wilkinson that skeers mo worth a cent All that Welch says is well enough except his proposition to show up Clark Braden the running orate of our fellow Zachary here In Kentucky- hnpe Wilkinson wont ventilate Clark Braden while I am anywhere In that part of the country- I suppose a man can make a dead hog smell still worse by stirring him up with a stick but what in the devil would anyobdy want to do it for DONT LIKE WILKINSON Duncan Ind Ter July 1904 Bro James E Hughes Enclosed find money order for One to move my tab up a year and one for a new subscriber have been working to get him for more than three years Tell Bro Moore that I am acquant ed with Grant Wilkinson for teivyears and he Is nothing but a blockhead lawyer and Campbelllte preacher and a fool of the first water He is no scholar and has no standing what ever as a smart man He is ai gular dadgasted blowhard But I am glad Moore is coming He will see things and learn things that will do him good With respects I am over for tho Blue Grass Blade JOHN W JAMES hcre to b re rac Bro Houser the inana f my side of the arrangements regarding him as a eleven follow i nope ho is a man of ability for that kind of a man makes me do my best and show my gaits to the best advantage while a fool natural or ac quired disgusts me and makes me show to bad advantage and if Wilkin son proves to be a real big fool he will have the advantage of me But Wilkinsons letters to me I think seem gentlemanly and fair and am going to give him full advantage of the presumption that he is both of theseI to be kind conciliatory and courteous and make him every con cession that I honestly can because I desire to elicit from him all the ar gument on his side so far as he able to present It and want all wh hear us to see that I am trying to get at the truth- I never heard a religious debate but all that I have read principally Campbell and Owen have been so dis gusting on both sides that I do not want to be mixed up In any such Ings If after fair treatment I cannot get Wilkinson to be fair and gentlemanly I will either ignore him and go on with own argument or turn on him with his own methods and lay him out which If cannot everlastingly do he is the smartest preacher- have ever tackled If he does not lake that kind of retort gracefully and does any cutting up about it my fighting weight is 185 pounds and I am always in training- as a farm hand and I will whip him if he is less than seven feet high weighs less than 400 pounds and is less than 100 years old I like Wilkinson for having the courage of his convictions and even If he cannot make much of a fight for his cause I shall havo more respect for him than I have for these Lexington skypilots especially the Campbelllte ones who are willing to lie In two sense like a possum and grin and bear it while I bulldoze them and bullrag them for all that Is in It because they are afraid to meet me either in oral or in written debate If I have to be walloped by any body I would rather it would be a Campbelllte preacher than anybody else because It would reflect some credit on my old job as a preacher that gang These Kentucky preachers wont debate with me because they are too smart and too big rascals to try It on not that some of them are not my equals or superiors mentally and educationally but because they know just- In the same way that I know that there Is no more reason for believing the Christian religion true than there Is for believing that of any of the igions that originated before J C and havo originated from that day clear down to the days of Dowie and Airs Eddy mJlrm Continued from First Pago THE CLERGY meat of evil la there as much as n other saloons Intoxicating drinks ar sold It Is just as harmful upon Its patronizing public as the others and only differs front the average saloon In tho attempt nude to obey the laws and keep order declared National Superintendent P A Baker of the National AntiSaloon League when asked today for his opinion of the model saloon which had Its formal opening today In New York From the Lexington Leader that clime in the same mall with them I tithe tho following BRAINS BLOWN OUT Louisville Tailor Kills Himself After Ineffectual Attempt to Murder His Wife Louisville Ky Aug Christian Rothe wealthy tailor living at 633 Third street this afternoon shot and killed himself after an ineffectual ef fort to murder his wife Rotho had been drinking hard for several days This morning ho pawn ed his wifes diamonds She upbraid ed him for this when ho drew his revolved and persulng her Into the yard red at her just as she tripped and fellThis saved her life for the bullet missed her but glancing struck her Iin the right temple Rothe then knelt down and placing tho pistol to his head blew his brains all over the yard SUICIDE Mrs John White Places Pistol to Her Head and FiresDomestic- Trouble the Cause Paris Ky Aug 5Mrs John White daughterinlaw of the late G White was found dead at her residence In East Paris by neighbors who had called She was lying across the bed with a gaping hole In her right temple a pistol grasped tightly In her right hand and the barrel thrust In her mouth She was cold and stiff having been dead some time The Coroners Inquest will be death b oclock that morning a lit tie colored boy called to deliver some fruit lust before entering the house he heard a shot and later found Mrs White lying across her bed apparently asleep when ho left her without disturbing her She was found In same position In the evening Several days ago Mrs White asked for a divorce from her husband John White with alimony alleging deser tion and neglect Only a day or two before the Institution of this suit Whito was declared a bankrupt and shortly afterwards his fathers death made him heir to considerable for tuner t 0 G White lately deceased and burled with three preachers officiat ing Including John S Sweeney who was suspected as an accomplice In the Geobel assassination and whose daughter was run out of Woodford county by tho best citizens of that county was the man who Joined with Sweeney the Campbelllte preacher in leaving me put In fall In Parts the samA J J Stry Ball from omans Revolver Shatters Pedes trains Thigh London Ky Aug JamesAdams while walking along the street at East Bernstadt Ky last night about 9 oclock in company with Robt and Ward Williams was shot through the right thigh shattering the bone to was passing along In front of the residence of Link Baker at o the time was in a general fight with his wife and children The shot was fired by Bakers wife in the midst of a family row and the shooting of Adams was riot intended It Is thought by the doctors that Adams leg will probably have to be amputated TRAGEDY JeasouaoBall Cut Off HInton W Va Aug 5Ben Ml lam shot and Instantly killed his wife at Sowell last night while In a fit of Jealousy Ho held her head with his left hand and the finger of his hand was cut off by the ball Mile is a miner and was out of employment Ho was Imprisoned at Fayettevlllo to day In some respect I am under almost as much obligation to liquor as tain F Clark of Havana Cuba Is because every now and then It knocks out some fellow who has been an enemy to me and saves me the trouble of killing him The doctors call It apoplexy applejacksy would bo better It has knocked out two judges and a skybuster for methe skybuster and ono judge dead and one judge bad ly used up The skybuster was in his pulpit and just getting started one of these threomlleandrepeat windjamming Presbyterian prayers and Lord got tired listening and knocked him dead as the devil Then old Barry the priest who from iris pulpit that he would no preach If I was In the church and never had been there but two or three times years before that was doing some of his funny business at the tar and the Lord knocked him ou They set him up on his pins and th Lord downed him again and before long tho Lord will get him the third time which is the charm you know and then ho will he a dead one an all the Catholics in Kentucky will ge drunjc over it and have the darndest wako you ever saw- reckon Barry had taken too much of that Lexington sacramental wino made out of coal tar dye and salicylic acid BRICKBATS AND DEBATE He Wants a Book for 2 Containing The MooreWilkinson Debate Olive lull Ky August 10 1904 Mr Charles C Moore Dear Sir and BrotherCan you not have the debate published In book r tfJ WINCH 4 T6R FACTORY LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS Its not sentimentthat makes the most successful shots shootIWinchester Factory Loaded Shells Its the re sults they give Its their entire reliability even ness of pattern and uniform 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 form I will tale one at any old price say Please say where I can find the words If thy wife differ from you in your religion tako her and stone her to death Yours truly E G NICHOLS The Instruction in the Bible that you must stone your wife to deathIsuppose brickbats would do just as well though the Lord Is mighty par ticular about having his Instructions literally carried outIt she under takes to change your religious opin ions you will find most graphically and minutely detailed in Deuteronomy xiii 611 There is no doubt at nil that the Bible tells us to beat our wives to death If they undertake to change our religious views I would advise against Or if we do conclude to kill them think it would look better perhaps to chloroform them than to beat them to death with rocks This same Idea that a woman must get all of her religious opinions from her husband even through her hus band be a fool and a drunkard and an Infidel Is also taught in tho New Testament Corinthians xiv 35 As for the book about the debate I am obliged to you for the suggestion- I suppose the debate will occupy at least a week with four hours speaking each day and that would make a book too voluminous for a complete stenographic report but I will propose to Wilkinson that we write a Joint book to be called the MooreWilkinson Debate putting my name first In the hyphenation be cause that seems the more euphon ious I will propose that we have an In troduction to which both of our names be signed and that we write alternate chapters giving a digest of the dis cussion Even then I believe the book would be so large that we could not afford to sell It for less than 2 or 150 In clubs of five or more- I can at least feel the public pulse on the subject by asking those who may desire such a book to write me and a record of the names will be kept This will be done with the proviso that In the event Wilkinson is not willing to go Into the arrangement I may write the whole book myself I think my name should come first in the title because It is more euphon lous and because J am the older and bec use mYJn111n1 s t ut5all a small mat 1m trnot dispute about that My conviction that Wilkinson Is a man of considerable merit arid ability grows as the time for the discussion approaches I hope he will prove to be such for it Is much easier to discuss with a smart man than with a weak ono WITH THE POLITICS LEFT OUT Grand Junction Colo Aug 2 1904 Charles C Moore Dear Sir and BrotherI am clrcu lating Crimes of Preachers in this city and it Is doing good work This fall I will circulate the petition of Higher Science to have preachers fix manyfamiliesguess In time you and I will be pards again We are now In nearly beYmake others happy because you said so With good wishes to you and yours J W SAWYER Wo were friends for years and we trymCOTTON BELTS IMPROVED SER VICE BETWEEN MEMPHIS AND SOUTHWEST 1500 TO TEXAS AND SACK Train No 3 now leaves Memphis at 745 p m and makes a fast run to Texas It carries Pullman sleepers parlor taro cars and free 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scorns to bo Increasing and I believe wo will have n largo crowd Bro H A Hausor In a letter of August 18th says In closing Excuse haste as I havo Just gotten a box full of letters They como from all partsI I dont havo tlmo to oat for answering letters It will bo tho biggest thing of tho kind that has over been here This five letters I havo written today and yet It is but oclock In the morning As the Imo approaches my Interest in it grows I I shall make no preparation whatever for the discussion but If I did not think I was thcioughly familiar with the nnwrnent und had been l rfor many years I certablywould notI go Into tho discussion- I do not think Rev Wilkinson will make a single point and believe that ho as well as all others who are of fair Intelligence will seo that and I am going to try to mako Wilkinson confess that ho has been mistaken and forsaking all superstition join with mo in trying to do good I cannot see what argument a man can make for the existence of a God Ho may appeal to tho sympathies and prejudices and cupidity yea even to tho hate of people to mako them say they believe there Is a God but I feel as absolutely sure as a man can feel of any moral or intellectual proposition that no man eau frame any argument for the existence of a God andI as education and Intclltsclnal capacity are continually increasing tho belief in a God is continually decreasing and simply by plain argument and demon stration that any intelligent youth of 16 years can appreciate I expect to make all or nearly nil of thoso who Bear us say that they do not believe In a God The laws of nature are certainly ivory wonderful and people may from i certain poetic sentiment apotheosize ieroand call them God but It is as rational to call these God as it Is calla telephone an archangel and and will show thgm the ab ytyof calling the Iaw re siotbr not desirable to eatlr 1lotrof un over audiences would fiet- f we did so bane them but I ing to hold Wilkinson down to argument tho most of the time illof Wilkinsons possible skill oratory will count at nothing inst sound logic and demonstration d believe that I will make an Athe of Wilkinson HE LIQUOR INFIDELS lIt the purpose of Infidels is not to make the world better and therefore happier we are a set of fools losing our time money energy and friends with no object in view No rational man can read our news papers and fall to seo that liquor does all that Ingersoll imputes to it under tho head Tho Damned Stuff Called Alcohol has stood still stands and will continue to stand In the first col umn of this paper and my hatred of I tho damned traffic Is increased every time any Infidel makes an apology for liquorChristians may apologize for it con sistently because their Bible t aches it and their Jesus encouraged it by making liquor and drinking it and teaching others to drink it I do not at all care when we read tho accounts of men who kill each t other In saloons I am glad to hear of It because they are of no ac count to themselves or to anybody else and I am glad they are killed But I do cars when these drunken Christian brutes murder their wlvos and their children I do not care rather enjoy it when some big Christian about hero who has been my bitter enemy drops dead from whisky and tho newspapers call it apoplexy Its a good joko and I never shed a tear over it But hero Is an Instance that hurts onefreading tho Dlado and reformed com devotehappiness ovary tlmo ho saw mo and his homo was a sweet and happy ono where I used to go and havo nice meals with tho little family lie was tho man who principally managed tho wonderful reception that was given mo seo Behind tho Bars f at Lexington when I camo back from tho penitentiary and ho seemed to roR think that what ho had dono In that matter was glory enough for any one man and It Is truo that that demonstration at Lexington was moro than anything that over occurfcd In Amer- Ica After all that that man went back to drinking and Is now In a lunatic asylum and his poor lamed llttlo wife Is doing hard laborswashing I believe for a living for hcrsttf and little boy Dr Bowles or Muncfe Indiana n prominent Infidel knowAig about the effects of liquor from hia profession wrote for tho Blade several articles against It having in theta nono of the rant and religious nonsense of thoI typical temperance worker but giving tho moral and sclcntlfloVvIew of the question Then Benjamin Franklin Clark of Havana Cuba an Infidel named for one of tho greatest Infidels that over lived Clark having onco been a dis tiller and now a sea fcaptaln and with no reason to suppose that he knows anything about liquor scienti fically writes for tho Blade a long and very witty letter Jn which he said somethings that Were splendid and that I was glad ho dlu any tend that I have olten want to say Ing me my little dose atnong others but In that letter ho praises liquor as one of the great blessings of life Ingersoll who knew nothing about liquor scientifically while he wrote the piece that stands In the Blade did not havo tho courage to let that stand as his record on that subject ho was not heroic morally but ho wroto other piece that was tho most beautiful eulogy on liquor drinking over written and which has been praised by every Christian distiller and sa loon keeper in America Now which are wo to follow Dr Bowles or Captain Clark Until it becomes true that Infidels Will almost solidly endorse Dr Bowles on that subject and repudiate Captain Clark on that subject Infi ilfllty will be and ought to be a die mall failure- Captain Clak stands heart to heart with Bishop Potterwho takes the po sition that tbbsatoon is a blessing and the Cuban Infidel propagandist who sends his irioney to buy Blades to circulate to make Infidels is the coadjutor and true yoke fellow of this Episcopal Bishop in spreading the influence of liquorIFrom the CourierJournal In con nection with Potter I take the follow ing Women at the Tavern Ordering beer or sbdd In the Sub way Tavern yesterdayafternoon a party of handsomely gowned women who wore diamonda an hospogr fthgtdranged them selves around tho counter and took their drinks At the unusual sight an automobile and five carriages In lulberry street the word spread that a lot of swells had gone to the Blsh ips saloon and the Side women look hurried In to get a at them After the women hind had their drinks they looked with curiosity at the closed barroom doors behind which they heard an automatic piano playing Down Where The Wurtzbur ger Flows One woman asked the at tendant if they could go Into the bar room The manager Mr Johnson wasI called and took the twelve women to the cafe fv Nearly al men In public life have been debauched by llcjuor until now our government is but a system of theft and robbery and anarchy is walling at the door and war will al most certainly be in this country in ten years But we hoyo relied upon our women to stay this tide of Influ once Now however this follow Potter with tho suggestive name has mado It fashionable for tony Christian women to stand at the bars and swig their liquor and a bright Infidel like Clarke is bound to eridtorso Potter A few days since I mss telling to a woman who is a social leader In Lx Ingtontakes tho Bladeabout an other woman very prominent In Lex Ington society who being a good Christian was picked Up drunk In tho night on tho street by the police but being Influential was carried to her homo instead of tho police station- I gave no name and no Intimation as to who the woman was and would not havo dono so but tho woman to whom I was talking said I know all about It they left hbr haton the street Of course In a town no bigger than lioxlngton 30000 every society wo man knows every other society wo mans hat When Potter tho Christian and Clark tho Infidel perfect what the circus peoplo call their grand aggro atlon many female society hats will ho picked up on tho streets AN INFIDEL WRITING CHRISTIAN EDITORIALS I exchange with a prominent dally In a famous city the editorials which are frequently st religious p f J j thoy aro disgusting and tho editor ot which is famous as a Christian hypocrite I have recently found out tint these editorials nro written by an infidel who has once been very prominent In Infidel work and of any change In whdso religious opinions have never heard anything Ho employed as an editorial writ er on tho paper and just writes as n means of making a living and thin cd Itor and owner of tho paper mows ho is an Infidel and yet this Chris tian editor pays this Infidel writer to wrlto religious edltorlasIIt looks llko wo cant say that It Is any worse In tho owner of tho paper who Is a rabid Christian to pay ar Infidel for writing Christian editorials than It is in tho Infidel to wrlto them for money but I suppose the Infidel writes them In tho same perfunctory manner that an Infidel would take any other part in conducting a Christian newspaper INFLUENCE OF EARLY TRAINING I was raised by very religious people Boptlsts and had to attend Church and Sunday Hcnool regularly also funerals It was customary In those days and on thoso occasions for the Preacher to use the most powerful language at his command In depleting tho awful conditions of hell and how most of the human race wore hastening there and when ho had all the mourners and many of tho congregation In tears he would In tho most solemn and pathetic terms declareMans extermlty Is Ghawds opportunity On these occasions I would Instinctively with tho knock lea of my right hand wipe the tears from my off eye and In my heart To Hell with such a God The onlyI consolation I could get out of it was that In our schoolboy quarrels if a scrawny little fellow Just recovering from the menses or fever doubted my word my ability or made why faces at me I could pounco onto him get him down and give him h1- with much nearer a clear conscience than before Like all boys in these days I was persuaded by relatives and friends loin tho Church btit Invariably said No I dont want to Join any church the head of which la a God a thous and times meaner than I am And you claim God brought mo into the world If so ho is responsible not me I would not have como if I could have prevented it Dont talk to mo about being born again one aperlenco is plenty Oh Ill go to hell and burn forever will I Well doubtless havo a constitution adapt to tho conditions so I can stand or so much worse for I well remember overhearing pee pIe say We cant get Albert he is too logical I did not at that time know what logical meant but supposed it meant something akin to foolish They came near trapping no by a young woman falling In love with ne she tha- uteaugnteisorUI1tletodist x ufrters are and if there is anything In this world that will turn tho head of a fifteenyearold boy it is to have a sixteen r arold girl fall in love with him To me all Nature was changed The sweet apples were sweeter the very sour apples had lost their acid- Ity frosting for pumpkin pies was superfiuous I could then drive the brindle steer out of the meadow and whlstlo while repairing the fence if me of the cows put her foot in the pall of milk and ran as I was about toI arise I could view the situation com ilaclently and say this will bo good for tho pigs it may be you and thoy have an understanding And I thotI Oh dear sweet girl the potency ofI thy charms thy love it makes onos heart to leap and head to turn Tho cow had become impatient while I was in dreamland where everything that wore dresses were angels and when the curtain rose on tho next act and the proprietor of tho ranch demanded in thunder tones the cause if the sudden drouth in the milk crop longed mightily to bo of age These scenes occured in the western part of the state of New York over a half century ago and having left there before seventeen for tho wild Vest never to return most of the scenes and sayings of that time and place are forgotten but no matter where I may be or what my surround- Ings two things aro ringing in my ears first Mans extremity is Gawds opportunity second You dear boy how I do love you Ever since I first heard from the pulpit the astounding declaration that Mans extremity Is Gods opportunl ty it has seemed to me that it all the Demons In hell should hold an international congress they couldnt wrap up more cruelty in so small a package And worse than all It Is a kodak description of the God of tho Old Testament Though somewhat out of place hero I am constrained to say that science appeals to mans reason and the deeper ho dives Into tho ocean of science the stronger his reason becomes Lovo and religion appeal to tho emotions and passions of man and In toxlcato him exactly the same as other Intoxicants they tend to weaken his reasoning faculties and when carried to excess produce Insanity If I am wrong in this last will some or your many readers please correct no A D MARBLE Oklahoma City O T Cleveland Press FOUND BIBLE IN RUBBISH To Patrolman Hines Edward Rid ley 33 Plttsburg looked llko a tramp When Hines found him rending n Bible Wednesday night he thought it suspicious nail arrested Udley found the book on the lake front dump said Ridley Recollections of my mother and my childhood caused mo to desire to read It Then mot Bros ox lt 4 3 V j plafond U wns possible tho Blblo hat boot carried to ho dump from his store In rubbish mnn who carries a hula Is not bad said Locko Ill forego any helpRidley4Tin charge of suspicion against Ridley was nolllcd 8 1904 AugMrDear SlrProt Fowler the noted phrenologist In his work on the Science of Life page 867 states ns follows Tow Paine supcrflclnXv argued that If tho DIety were an powerful anti nilgood Ho t t dndJ would hnvo excluded pain fi m His universe Can ou tell mo whero In his works this statement Is to bo found If Qilno said this he has made n grea mlstaeo Yours very truly A C FISHER I nrj not a firstclass authority on the writings of Paine but Fowler was byhimPaine Palnb certainly believed In a God nothwithstandlng Roosevelts statement to tho contrary I do not think Tom Paine argued superficially abojjt anything Ho was a deep and loglcnl rensoner There can be no prop pion any plainer than that If God hnd been all wise all powerful and good ho could and would iiav excluded pain from his universe nndu can not Imagine how you can call oh a statement a great mistake 7 SHORT LETTERS StjLouis MoI have piled the copies of tho Blade better than the previous ones Oh to be sure I do not like everything In it but As about every person who writes to yiju tells you how to run It I do I havo any advice to offer I Jill take one of Dr Wilsons bookwill send the money latter I admirer of Wilson butt lo njjt always agree with him MISS L flLEY Lojlsport IyI think I havo been rending tho Blade for ten years My rathej took It for several years before iis death which occurred eight years ago vou havo been traveling a rugged fond but you have told many truth that needed to be told and no nowso dared to tell them so you iebjti have filled a long felt want and iVo done the cause of truth an- dpistia great service and I am not ono wfio forgets tho many sacrifices you live made in so doing rlmVe read every line you have vrlttoTa in tho whole time both in the Sladeland your outside publications snit It feel that I am a better man and aJbeUer citizen for having dono ijhope Dr Wilson will get off to Congresstrtjrhal Isero2 aiicotiarlon that Luy will publish Tolstoys letter to the clergy week after next I sent him the Blade of this weekIL G SMITH Valeria Iowa This is my sixty third birthday and I want to write you a little article Infidelity was the means of our forefathers placing- a clause in the Constitution granting- to each one tho right to worship or riot worship according to tho dictates A his or her conscience no special privilege to any church no compulsion to any Individual They had- seen the result of a church running n government We see it today In Russia Infidelity has made It possible for our mothers to die natural deaths and not bo burnt as witches This is more than the church has done or aver can do Infidelity has modified and reformed our churches to a great extent lias made parts of tho world fit to live in Is making tho world progressive The church has done some good and has many good people but it has done moro harm than good I am glad that Infidelity Is civilizing the churches Tho church claims a good deal of charity but devotes considerable charity to its own use I do not believe that fear over undo a good man or woman and if It were not for the fear of hell our churches would be a small matter Nothing but just the desire to be good will make us good With best wishes for tho Blade L E C VER OCOM Tuscaloosa AlaI am Just through reading tho letter of Rev B U Plus but cannot describe you how I felt Hood went to my head and got lint and felt like cursing and darning a scoundrel like him Thought the best thing to do would bo to hang fellows like him but changed my mind again and thought he was not worth the ropo It would take to hang him After I read your criticism of his otter felt out of my own heart that you spoke right Although I was not ablo to put my Idea into words but I have to make ono suggestion about It I would advise Jas H Arnold go into partnership with Bishop Pot tor but both work on tho same prln jlplo JOHN DERSIIIDE Spirit Lake lowaIt is presumptive evidence that a heathen in tho Interest of good morals who Is deavoring to convince his more Ignor f T hel1r0Bnntahis subscription list another heathc who In Htlll walking tho streets of Spirit Lako thanks to good fortune It Is not tho spirit land for rca son that his faro was not paid ThIs Is exactly correct If any ono falls to pay up dump him overboard You IIupfind herein draft for 2 which is onI my back subscription and check mo ahead as far as it will go at 1 per as that is cheap enough MAR SNYDER Fertile Valley of the Mississippi While It is truo Oklahoma Indian Territory and Texas invite tho Home seeker and others In search of n prof Itablo investment and business com petency thero Is another field along the Frisco system quite recently open ed to thoso interested in a personal betterment of financial resources On Juno 1st tho line of railroad heretofore known as tho St Louis Memphis Southeastern now Frisco System was extended to St Louis thus making n territory In Missouri and Arkansas along the west bank of the Mississippi River accessible by way of St Louis Tho present service consists of passenger train leaving Union Station I 710 a m daily for Capo Glrardeau Luxora Carmthcrsvlllo and Interme diate points to Memphis also tho Capo Girardcnu accommodation leanI- ng Union Station 420 p m daily Some years since perhaps a quar ter of a century this section was avoided by reason of want of development or progressiveness now how over it is considered equal as homeseeker and Investor may meas to Oklahoma Indian Territory orI Texas The change in condition throughout was accomplished by urge governmental expenditure a progres jive people and extended railroad facilities promoted and maintained by the Frisco System operating as it does nearly 700 miles of railway In the immediate Mississippi Valley less than 30 miles distant from St soil Is exceedingly fertile crops Invariably abundant timber interests extensive and resourceful Those desiring additional particulars will receive immediate response Address Passsenger Traffic Depart ment Frisco System Saint Louis HESlCXlMlUKjI i PRINTINGIS our specially JAS c HUGHES Lexington KgI A FEW OF MY PRICES MENS BEST WATCHES 8Slze all In 20Year GoldFilled Screw Cases Prepaid ilampden Special Rwy 23 jewels 35 50 Same 21 jewels 27 00 New Itwy 23 Jewels 29 50 John Hancock 21 Jewels 25 00 Dueber Watch Co 21 Jewels 21 50 lame 17 Jewels IS 19 Dueber Grand 17 jewels 13 Same 15 jewels 10 50 Same 7 jewels 8 Elgin Verltas or Waltham Vanguard 23 Jewels 32 60 Father Time or 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articles In the Blade of July 24th that interested me greatly viz one by Mrs Henry and ono by Richard Conway The latter think wrote one of the best short ar tidies that I have seen for some time have often thought almost as ho ex presses himself on the subject of muse ic and I think so said to your son when he called one time on Doctor Wilson This thought so pathetic yet so true should cause all honest dels to meditate a little There is something like a divine Influence in music and that explains why birds of prey never sing and an Infidel has no song How much pleasanter taste left in the soul by reading a letter like Mr Conways than such a one as that written from Maryland in the same paper on a dissertation on the evils or bene- fils of a Spirit Fruit Farm Do you know I verily believe that you lose or ought to lose scores of sub scribers by the mere publishing thoughts along that line as embodied In such a letter as the Ecclesiastical Boycotters The author of that letter says some very witty things so I sup pose could Aaron Burr and Benedict Arnold but there is no treason so con temptlble so sad in its results as the I treason against the home which is shown in the thinly veiled but really coarse view that this man takes of marriageIf world is not s5 good as it used to boot as some think it Is be t cause our ancestors would have blush ed to make use of tho coarse language which pictures coarser thought In R of tnon who should protect the 7 hOUlIcontamination our men as well as pure women among infidels and Christians Robert Inger soil Herbert Spencer Tolstoy Gladstone Bryan Roosevelt Parker nor you yourself would acknowledge to your friends let alone the public that you believe that marriage means sim ply a licensed pleasure to be assumed and thrown aside at will If hearts had fewer rusted strings To isolate their kindly feelings If men when Wrong beats down the right Would strike together and restore it If Right were might in any fight The world would be the better for it By the way the biggest conundrum havo been trying to solve was pounded by my own brain after glanc- Ing over the short letters in a nun ber of copies of the Blade This is ItWIiy are almost all Infidels poor People who have enter ed into a monopoly of the brain power ought certainly to be able to make an ordinary living I have all sympathy for the poor halfcrazy Christian using Infidel parlance you see that doesnt have sense enough to decide whether or not he has a one talent to improve But the members of the great Trust that has cornered the out put of the faculty of Reason ought to be able to exclaim In very truth that The world Is my oyster and begin to dig for its meat All Infidels ought to be capitalists from the very nature of their ondown ments mentaly Then why 0 why this everlasting howl about not being able to pay a dollar a year for the one paper that is willing to print any thing everything a subscriber might care to read so it isnt taken from the Bible asIam stil a believer in much that would lead an Infidel to say that am weak in the upper story but in spite of these drawbacks I can take care of my small family and have time to read both sides of the important questions of the day Yes and could earn enough to pay for papers pro and con for information if it be came necessary for me to do so Then why are Infidels so poor and why do they find time to tell of their woes and talk of what a wicked old world this is instead of opening their oysters If the world owes us a living we t owe the world the knowledge that wo nro worth a living When was a little girl learned Ito saw and split wood just for the of it and because I thot boys work more interesting than girls work One day surprised my mother by filling the stove box before Uncle Jackson the old colored man camo nn his weekly errand Do you know I believe it would ex hilarate some of your readers and writers to saw a little wood and would help them to a more optimistic view of this dear beautiful workaday world Sincerely ALMA K WILSON- P SI Intended this for publlca tlon if you care to use It in that way but I havent time to copy on separate pages which know a publisher de sires Doctor wants the writingdesk so I yield it to him as the Blade real ers know his articles would bo more of an intellectual feast than mine could be and too can understand what he says A K My dear MadamI would rather print that letter from you than a whole page from your dlstdingulshed husband who does not agree with you religiously and hope wo will free quently hear from you in these col loins I have more letters from dels than can print and crave letters from Christians and especially from Christian women- have a decided preference for your sex whether Christian or Infidel and believe that you will remember that when I was the guest of your kind home I have been in a large majority of instances on your side in discus sions upon which Issues were made- I am glad you said what you did about these Infidelsbig I or little I to suit yourselfall being so poor for it is a fact that the average Infidel less he Is a liar is as poor as Jobs turkey has to lean up against the fence to gobble- I am getting old and losing my mind and I dont remember what Mrs Henry and Conway saidshe says so many thingsbut Ill bet you are- all fait same as O Iabout it You and I are agreed on music never had enough of It but once In my lifeon the Moltkeace Dog Fennel and I play on several Instruments piano fiddle flute etc and the only thing I am going to heaven for is to learn to plunk a harp like Barborka Lexington Infidel Congress ask Doctoroughter bin there What kind of a racket Is that you are onto about Infidels having no songs fohhi P Urn m more songs that wj people than any man w o ever lived and the Marseilles Hymn was written by an Infidel for infidels to sing while they were amputating the heads of priests and that one hymn has done more to stir men to deeds of valor and glory than all the hymns in all the hymn books in Cincinnati Dont my dear sister let anybody stuff that delusion down have no idea what that fellow said about marriage or who or when doubt if I read itbut Ill bet on your being right about It Thats a nice gang you mixed me up with all but one Marriage of course has Its base in mere animal nature but among all right thinking people morals and Intellect and Intel ligence must form parts of sexual traction If harps had fewer rusty strings To plunk and aggravate our feelings If men and women would do things And pull together In their dealings Would not get tight and then go fight Right were might and might were right- Is not your conundrum a little mis leading I know a whole lot of poor Christians The thing Is mixed Sa crates and Diogenes and Jesus Christ two Infidels and the main guy of it all were not what the Socialists call plutes and Girard and Carnegie two more Infidels always seemed to have some spare change about them In Cincinnati and In every big city in the world all the richest people are Infidel Jews Jesus Christ was the only poor Jew you over heard of Thats the reason the others killed him If you conic to think about it lots of the greatest and best and wisest of men have been poor Some Infidels think there Is something greater than being capitalists If had staid a Christian believe I would bo rich today but I would rath er bo a poor Infidel than a rich Chris tian Still I am mighty glad you ripped em lip tho buck for not paying up better It ought to make Infidel men ashamed to have a Christian woman flayellating them for not supporting an Infidel paper The Blade takes a great deal from the Bible Its my principal Infidel book The fact that it is not necessary for you to work seems to show that your Infldel husband Is providing for you Your husband Is tho most prominent man in America in tho same line of thought that has made Ingcrsoll and Huxley and Spencer famous and I would rather have the fame of Any one of those men than all the money- of Rockefeller Some great fools and bad men are very rich Rockefeller Is a dyspeptic but ho Is a Christian I would rather have my digestion than his religion and money tooDepends on what you moan by op timistic think infidels are moro- optimistic than Christians Infidels think this world Is good enough Christians are always wanting to leave it and go to heaven In a pigs eye From Boston Investigator THE FATAL DEFECT After this issue the Boston Investi gator the oldest Freethought paper in the world will suspend publication for lack of subscribers Such is the mournful truth and the reason It seems to me is not far to seek The greatest defect the ono which has been fatal to the Investigator Is the lack of organized united effort In the Freethought movement Thero are day scattered over these United States many more thousands of Freethinking men and women than there were hundreds a few generations ago But in the old days they hung together better Then the Boston Investigator was practically the only paper which dared publish radical articles and practically all of the Freethinkers knew it and read it Today with the Old Guard mostly gone to the silent majority the subscription list is not big enough to pay the bare expenses of publishing Of the younger gener ation many have become indifferent since they themselves cut loose Christianity Having no fromI to inspire them with the fanatical for proselyting they have left the rent of thought and drifted Into the stagnant pool of mental inaction have ing no hope of financial reward from teaching reason instead of fables they have withdrawn even a paltry three dollars a year from the support of a paper which for years has done all it could to civilize mankind they have freed themselves from contri buting to the church and in place of giving to Freethought have drawn tight their pursestrings And now the younger generation still the in the atmosyoung men growing up phere of mental quickening in our schools and colleges is out of reach Not ono in a thousand knows that there is a Freethought movement Not one in live thousand knows that there is pink sl torFor a number of years the old paper has scraped along somehow upheld by the Old Guard who gave generously that the paper might live but lack of funds has steadily revented any adequate effort to increase the cir culation by bringing the paper to the notice of those who would gladly have taken It In the absence of or ganization it has been impossible to reach new readers in any numbers Now and again sometimes by acci dent sometimes by hearsay a noWI reader would come into the fold to be overwhelmed by the stream of stops on account of lossI of interest old ago or death evident to me It has been plainly ever since I first became a Freethink er that steps could be taken to make our Freethought Press selfsustaining and widely popular if only money enough could be obtained to allow of pushing modern methods of advertis ing The money however never comes Long before its receipt in the office the printer has had a claim on It When will Freethinkers learn to sink petty jealousies and pet hobbles and get together Only when they follow the example of the enemy and form an organization in which the Ited efforts of many individuals will produce results will there bo much effect from our hope of permanent propaganda Until that time comes the Freethought movement as it is today pulled in a hundred directions by as many factions cannot hope to do that real good for humanity which its leaders have striven to ensure MALCOLM DEAN The above is from the Boston Investigator of July 30 1904 which Is ume number 18 Lemuel K Wash burn editor- can says things that are sadly true and which I have many times said in view of my own struggles which not only had no effect for my good because apparently they were written in my own interest but in many stances they have been answered by stops from people who added Insult to injury by abusing mo for begging when this paper had cost me finan cially enough to ruin me and I was not the beneficiary of one cent that came to it If these people who wrote mo these unkind letters had been Christians that would have been all right and what I had expected and what I was prepared to receive but thoy were from itcoplo who claimed to bo Inn the old days of Infidelity Its boo roes hung together because they would hang separately If they did not The silent majority has claim ed those old men and women and tho younger generation enjoying tho benefit of tho sacrifices made by those veterans aro not afraid of tho church that has today but a meager modi cum of its wonted power to do harm and has hidden mostly tho fangs and claws that It once used and is now depending upon seduction by tho promise of profit in worldly gain and appeals to tho sensuousness of and women especially among tho days are necessarily nearly numbered and my record of which I am proud is made but I will not for get nor let others forget so long as I live and can print this paper or talk that these Infernal Christian scoun drels put me in jails and tho peniten tiary because I exposed their lying vll airily and have lived to see the day when largely through my own ence neither tho United States ernment liar tho Stale of Kentucky will daro to outrage the rights of its humblest citizen as both of them have done mine For 73 years the Investigator has championed tho right to think speak write and publish what we thought about religion tho right for the en joyment of which far more than any other our forefathers left England a religious despotism and established this government in America Infidels like Paine Franklin and Jefferson Ing the leaders And yet In Its old and enerahlo ago the Investigator Is turned out to die from neglect as some biped brutes do an old horse The explanation of all this Is in that question When will Freethinkers learn to sing petty jealousies and pet hobbles and get together We claim to bo fighting the Chris tian religion tho greatest fraud on earth started about lGOO years ago by a villain named Constantine a man who murdered his wife by boiling her In oil because she would not accept his lying religion and yet every four years wo divide up and squabble among ourselves about the election to the presidency of tho United States of various rivals for the office when all of them are courting this infamous religion to get its support and even Ingcrsoll himself could not get the office of dog pelter because he was an Infidel In this conglomerate country Isms political and religious and of the two combined are constanly n lilt uSIuooms andwUt- Ing down like Jonahs gourd the leaders of each of these being out for the stuff and swearing by all that is high and holy that their particular scheme Is the only salvation of the world and into each one of these world saving schemes there march with about the intelligence of tho bass drum soloist in the Salvation Army a number of Infidel shallow wits who claim that Infidelity must bo tagged like a tall onto their particular kite to soar It to glory and these people aro as un mitigated asses and bigots as the worst brands of priests and preachers Old Bro Green and his good wife suicided from the neglect of those they had helped I have gono down through tho dark valleys of despondency and studied tho argument pro and con about suicide not so much from what Christians had done to me as from what Infidels had done but I believe I am past that stage now by conscience telling mo that my life has not been In vain but my sympathies and the Investigo out to Washburn gator and I want to see him and his paper reinstated and I am willing to go my necessary limit 5 to reinstate them FUNERAL Disturbed by Bumble Bees and Church Thrown Into Panic lomingsb erg Ky Aug 3Whllo- a funeral service was In progress In the Vernon church near Plummerfl Landing a swarm of bumble bees which had nested under the pulpit was disturbed and emerging from their quarters caused a panic among the mourners The officiating minister and tho friends of tho deceased hastily re treated from tho sanctuary and were closely followed by the pallbearers with tho casket warding off tho bees as best they could In their flight A number of tho mourners and two pallbearers are reported to havo been badly stung However they remained until tho funeral services had been concluded in tho church yard Tho exact locrllon of tho nest can not ho determined until tho pulpit is torn away Tho congregation dislikes to tinker with it at this time tho eve of a protracted religious meeting Un less the bees remain under cover tho meeting will probably be held in a grove Blue ArizIn the Blade of Juno 26 under thin heading of God Burns up Mqro Sunday School Children my at was called by a gentleman to what you say about Roosevelt having been Mayor of New York City Ho says that Roosevelt was never Mayor yyi t ILLINOIS OmNTRAL RAILROAD 5550Louisville and Aug 15 to Sept 1O19O4RETURN LIMIT OCTOBER 23 1904 Through personally conducted excursion sleepers to California Texas New Mexico and Arizona twice a week Reduced oneway Colonist and home seekers excursion rates to points South and West first and third Tuesdays In each month FARMING IN THE SOUTH Tho Department of the Illinois Central Railroad Company Issuing monthly circulars concerning fruit growing vegetable gardening stock raising dairying etc in the States of Kentucky West Tennessee Mississippi and Louisiana Every Farmer or Homeseeker who will for ward his name and address to the undersigned will he mailed free Circu lars Nos 1 to 11 inclusive and others as they are published from month to on or address nearest railroad Agent or addressIF W HARLOWIDIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY OUT IN CALIFORNIA The Triennial Conclave of Knights Templar will be held in thetearly Fall Thousands are going Its a good time There is no doubt but that all good Americans desire to see the Golden State some time Heres an opportunity Is there anything tofprevent your taking advantage of the exceptionally low rates nounced for this occasion I THREE ROCK ISLAND ROUTES Via Memphis through the = Great Southwest and line City and and toI GEO H LEE P A Rock Ark 1 H McGUIRE P A Clnclnatl Ohio t LIBERAL IIEADQUATLRit YOU ARE AT THEI WORLDS FAIf At St this year be sure antf stop with Mr and F p W C Wagener 3111 North ead Ave You will find everything Neat Clean Homelike and WelcoD by Liberal Friends Rooms or Rooms and Board at very ref sonablo Mr and Mrs Wagoner will tako great pleasure in making- you acqualntted with other Liberals who visit tho Fair and stop with them in the vicinity J You will find editor and publisher of tho Blue Grass Blade oi at Mr Wageners If wo are fortunate to visit the Fair d DONT FORGET THE ADDRESS take this with you Write them for particulars W C WAGENER 3111 North Newstead ST LOUIS MO AveI of that city and I can find nothing to prove that ho was In fact I dont myself he ever was In the same article you say that some years ago Talmage his wife and an other woman were boating and thin boat cap sized and Talmagd saved the other woman and his wife drowned This same gentleman states that ho at ono time lived near tho hospital in which one Mrs Talmago died Ho does say that Talmago did not havo a wife that was drowned but had never heard of it state which wife and when it happened Of course does not matter anything whether Roosevelt was of New York or not or as to whether Tal mages wife was drowned or not but for tho Blade to misstatements tho Blade and gives Christians room to dispute most anything it may say It Is very likely that you are correct in saying that Mrs T was drowned but I am inclined to believe that you aro wrong in saying that Roosevelt was Mayor of New York As I said before that It does not the least bit ono way or only that it does not Inspire confidence in Blade to say oven unimportant that are true I have been told that after Talmage had resigned from his church in Washington that he gave out an Inter view of his real belief and that it did not by any means correspond with what he had been preaching for years al to Passenger Via St Louis the new Kansas 4 Via Kansas City Tickets on Sale Aug 15 to Rates from yyour homo request Little WHEN Louis News prices or f the enough but paper i think not heard Please It Mayor make hurts matter tho other the things not anytruthin that interview Yours truly C B MARTIN I meant of courseto say that Roosevelt was Governor of New York Tnlmago let his first wife drown In tho Susquehana river I saw him and other wife at their homo In Washington She was a daisy old Tal wasnt Editor Moore of the Blue Grass Blade Lexington is working hard on thoIlossesInfidelity Ho says ho is working seven days a week with tho bees but none of his animals or employees work on Sunday At this time of tho year ho Is as Jolly as a sandboyLon don England Freethinker I know what It is to have sand in your craw but I am not onto Sand boy anywhere this sldo of tho So Blade in clubs of flvo only 60 cents per year Send five new sub scribers and help spread Dr Wllsoud letters from Rome