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LUEGRASS BLADEI EDITED BY A nrrnilN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALSPUBLISHEDII WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANOB VOLUME XIII NUihfgrami1iAhlattrl l l1sfec gooLEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27 E M304 5100 A YEAR I t Cot TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 g In clubs of five NEW subscribers MBO cents each 260 for five c tTermllUOO per year in advance foreign subscription 150 Kf Five New subscribers sent one year fetor 260- pMake all Money Orders Drafts and Orders payable to the Ph Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When change your address ad Yvise this office giving your old aa well as the new address When you send your subscription cay v whether you are a now or old subscriber OfficXef publicatlon166 W Short St mgtoB KeBftacky office at Lax ag ind GlasaJ J tut GLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 893 Lexington Kentucky r fWyette Telephone8tt Cumberland Telephone 307 j THE SOUTHWEST is PROSPERING I Arkansas Texas and Louisiana Fu tOf Opportunities For Persons Of Small Means Low Rates for Homeseekers No section of the country Is more prosperous than the Southwest No rs section la showing such gains in oth er lia11 curing homes and making a start in the world as are to be found In the jj Southwest With cheap lands and fertile so 11and that will grow anything raised In the North Is the added attraction of a mild oven climate v Live cheaper make more and ea vieto more surround yourself with more comforts jt Write for our descriptive literature tells all about that great country T and let us help you find a location Very low round trip rates via Cot t2 ton Belt Route one tare plus 2on ftrst and third Tuesdays of each month to points In Arkansas Louisiana and Texas I L O SCHAEFER T P A Cotton Bolt Cincinnati 0 fTHE PROSPEROUS SOUTHWEST f No section of the United States is so prosperous as the Southwest The lands are productive and can be pur 4 chased at reasonable prices If you want to secure a home or make an In vestment In good farm lands investl sectlonlIt me what you want and the amount you have to Invest I will furnish you with lists and prices of lands and valuable information Home seekers excursion tickets t i the Southwest are on solo on tho first and third Tuesdays of each month at one fare plus 200 for the round trip These tickets have a final limit of 21 days and permit stopovers In Is both directions south of Windsor Mo and Kincaid Kan This offers an op portunlty to thoroughly Investigate the Southwest at a small cost Lo tame send maps particularsAddresserand full ciGEORGE MORTONaK and T Ry ti jStLouis Mo THE FAST TRAIN TO California are run over the Union Pacific Via Omaha 16 hours Quicker to San Francisco than any other No change of roads no detours Tho Overland Route all tho sway Be sure your ticket reads ove- rttheUnlonpaclfiC Inquire W H CONNOR O JL t IS Mat Fourth BL z itYaetWtf Oki t PROGRESS OF- FREETHOUCHT A Paper Read at the International Freethought Congress at Rome September 20th 1904 foByThis Internntlonal Frcethought Con Is unique In Uio history of hu 3man progress It is composed of re presentatives from nearly all parts of thohearttelteanest men and women who look back with sorrow upon tHo gloom and dark of tho past and who with feeling prldo and Joy cojftemplato the sun FreethonghtIscusor of advancement The desire of tho numerous delegates assembled indlyiml il freedom and international harmony Francis Bacon has written that the uponhumanwell ordained and disciplined Such ordaining and discipline cannot furbyn to their correction tho evils of t past and tho shortcomings of tho pro sent so that loft prospects may andhappierTwo thousand fears have passed belletthedown through thj blue of tho firm ofPeamen Instead however of such pen and goodwill having been Inaugurated passedhaveof discord and hatred In lieu of peace and happiness we havo had disunion and misery Many of our setoff d havolCptlotion Pauperism has been ratcd bad habltsjhavo been perplily Todaycathedrals their lofty domes whore Incense filly vest pie itnings still existing rob bing the race of its true heritage of ln dividual happiness and national great but ness The true remedy for this doplorabl- condition of things is to bo found the moral physical and Intellectual development of human nature the a qulremcnt and application of Buret destructionIIhuman thought and action The hlg est outcome of ancient civilization In Greece and Rome was at a time when democratic freedom adorned their his tory In Athens and republican Roin wo have a glowing Illustration of this and fact Potent In arms able at one period to defend and preserve tltci against every aggressor States wero mighty In other and very nobler fields In philosophy science literature art and all that enriches elevates the human race these lugEvenarles they being dead yet speak all posterltSUIAs the oldest delegate present from Great Britain having spent nearly a mere wlldato testify not only to the rapid growth afterof Frcethought but also to the proved methods of Its advocacy tlstudy creeds havo their flay and before the power of modern thought the supcrsti from ilea which those creeds bolstered upttest tottering to Its very basis though the right of free speech Is no Ism universally won we are nevertheless much nearer Its triumph than were our predecessors when the Church burnt to ashes that noble martyr thom undaunted Bruno All honor to hIsas memory Long may the recollection of his heroic deeds Inspire fheGreat Britain heretical views now find uln orhaving miniobishops and prominent Anglican cler Is gymen are openly Indulging luxury This progress li iHiost encourthe aging and Inspires hope that the time stage not tar distant when has with their incantations and mummertall les will bo known only as evils of tho Il past When that period dawns a now than will bo Inaugurated wherein men silly will bo their own kings and priests do kings in their own free Individuality tree SUnderprnlutolywill canoe slaying brother at the comsho stand of kings and despots and theofcommunities will bo crowned with and aItstat liberty will havo a now birth Tho fordownthereby consolidated Pompeio man was discovered beneath tho caused by the fire of Vesuvius In nlcho of the entrance to the city gates Homanrniche of the temple of Freethought guarding against the Invasion of tho armies rememberlnsthatshall die In the noble act of duty there Is no cause for misgiving as to our ultimate victory It we are faithful and persistent In tho stern battle r truth and mental freedom we may confidence hope that tho theological delusions engendered during ages as darn as they are remote will ultimately disappear and will be placed by the grandest monument t world has over seena cultured nn unfettered and n happy people HAECKELS RIDDLE OF THE UNI VERSE tomatpll a series of articles on Ernst IIaecko 1s Riddle of the Universe My paper Is too small for tho p fUonsoutline of my Idea about It tmorally 1Jngmewto ehsame Tho Rational View In 1890 The ttndto debted to Darwin Is that while my book Is the combined result of the conclusions of a man of no repute f science and but limited observations ableof ed der consideration Mr Haeckels book tlIh tooutfor the discussion and having alma unlimited capacity for thought A great source of pleasure there lag Cvwas judgments that I have written in I paper from tlmo to time and to windo Of course among all tntolllgentrpeoj the time has come understood that nobody but hojprsij lard believes T liiov URiitUUtthQ first woman ofa bne I must acknowledge that I oven when writing of our similar origin havo felt some kind of misgiving buthC n his propostioi so ape as as any IiiYthhe o Under this head Haeckols conclu steno are stronger than aro the most wouegeology In tho of tho mental n arerHaeckel calls the soul he grows c difficult of comprehension rrcommoncertainly from any purpose of aoph say drJIngfor terseness and brevity the technical terminology current among men For tho mere layman therefore a reading of that part of tho boot not bo all tliat Is necessary but will do well If ho understands having put upon It his hardest as far as t can understand him from only the rapid reading I have able to glee his book his Ideas ton he soul and his dualism and man aro tine same as mine in Tine Ra Views same spooks of mans antecedents rho having existed for a hundred of years and I speak of them having existed etornallnotpractical purposes in mental 1operations n hundred millions of years aro the same but I think wasnam wrong sent If matter Is eternal and reacts all eternity to all eternity man Is matter even In his intellect nature as Haeckel teaches and as evident to mo thought being but a resent function of the brain as sight is of eye it must bo that tuna in somo or stages of his development existed to all eternity not cer In his present form or In any como of his present form any moro a tree or a horse will and as the ecclesiastics teach that ho will but eternally In some form as the and tho horse will do Drat tho grandest part of Haeckcls is the moral conclusions that ho and this part of it any fair can appreciate and all canV great conclusion that wo all in order to the promotion your our own happiness a legitimate tho only practical motive to mo do all that we can to mate oil happy tlon This is tho great wor1 that remains mass Infidelity to accomplish and moro than upon any prjIngand animals In this world Is the bl pietheclaims of religion are all1 tho dignity of truo quencejhe LAW IN LEXINGTON- of On Sunday Ocloour 2 In Laxingt Sundaylawthing In tho line at blue laws were ovpr done In Connecticut barbersbootblaqksBut stay bit off moro than th could cjiaw when they proposed stop newspapers and the edit ors politicstromits For about two weeks the boys m extralargourday nights But thoy soon got tlr of it ho good young Breathe factorytectlvest without any pay and tho sa loons resumed business at the sat Ie nlittlerIast teunday a man by the drat hantestimony gave the whole snap awn Iiidso tho ealoons are concerned but ierentlaUyMy i nor namesake was 43 you childriniota toy Ito or die as the event w prove Moon took tho samo view of racelc Bulcldoithat Teddy did and Intl send Mrs Mooro an premlutnsnow and It would not do him any good l an advertisement negroosthatthgstato guard to steep the mob beatI caq stop all this racket about kill In slloons especially on the Lords ho slmIPoplywoull keep all police and other ot liters tut of all saloons and notify the public hat from that time on there would e no arrests for any kind of crlm committed in saloons and let ieyer 4Jfijlow who went into one take on hR own respountbtli- tsus y nil of them full blast seven W9ttYrluchoI i er yet heard of a barkeeper who di not skIn out to save his own For a soon as tho shooting among sts commenced But lot It bo t thCarrie Nation or any other brand t damnation can go into any saloon without hesitation perturba itonlr timadation or molestation and give smash and cut and shoot to their hearts enfant so that the biggest dog devlllYotaO dlwlIthussaloonns upon pu BIdg are men who claim to have sense anti good morals who have a right to havo their and want tho saloons all such men taro their drinks their saloons but dont protectI Baprealhouse as soon as they appear stunt DadangorousBAREFOOTED LIKE JESUS loons A woman named Samantha Johnson Huntington W Va Inns been preaching on the streets In Loxlng wero In Tbehavedold gospel that Is preached by regular professional male sky prShoto went any shoes and so S110mo preached harefootecsto noltimesfinally adgudged a lunatic and to tho Lexington asylum for tho Insane with no charge In tho world prbarefootedAll tho pictures of Jesus Christ rep think him as barefooted and tho big the sIllhempoorto Lexington thoy better go ojLexington jjthatbetween males and females CONGREGATION WARNED TO PURSES AS THEY PRAY I tho Chicago Nov Hleep an oyo purse when youre praying antrS0NamoSunday morning preceding tho There havo been so many belsthat it is flute something was about it tho pastor continued Someone is coming to service hero not to pray but to steal It Is a painful duty but I warn you to bo on your guard against that person It Is customary I notice for woman of the parish to leave tlr thoyImeellows the thief to tako the purse tv ease yonay wiatmons said ho had been supplied wl tho description of a woman who h seweYer toISHE RENOUNCES CATHOLICISM nA Loulsvlllo Kentucky woman Miss Mary G Caldwell gave 2000000 to some European scrub blllt for his title and she Is now 1lcrlnvlllohc Ig guardian Bishop Spalding wheedled her Into giving 300000 to n Catholic college In tho slaseal nCnthollclsm In Europe that It Is n shehas111dp money say rnt see It anti while wish she had r ven It to the Blade bollevo tho fel who got It havo a right to hold wirsCatQthingy go a character but her sister Lion renouncediCathollclsm ROME CONGRESS BOOK Do You Want It If I am to write tho Romo Book I mybusyurgent reasons I must know right now Tl rtC30Expenses Balance 185 And Cash collected at St Louis 25 Total amount on handBm Tl Of the above 210 fifty dollars is in AIdUonSncl1sv PwllI hays tanaveTfmoro subscriptions to got out a number of reasons it is urgent hat I know at onto so all who desire And pleaso write to Mr Sachs Besides writing up tho Rome Congress I will embody a large part of the letters I am writing in tho Book Besides I will a history of how Christianity hap And paned to take root in Rome and spread from thorn over tho world The have already formed some idea what the book will bo by the letters DuIWIllMorris Sachs Atlas Beau Cincinnati Ohio J BW No Vr ZACHARY ACQUITTED For NRecontlyFOIllaptlstZachary was probably making 101Daptlst Westaternot being strictly of a spiritual nature The parties ventilated each other In handbills copies of each side of which Your sent me anti I printed oath side the Blade toting strictly fair hu matter then got Into tho anti after two days of examina Not EWhenbrethren gets into a on his own responsibility he Tillstaygoing to stand by and son any flap get up just any old Ho ou the CampIIt hue been so long slnco I was a that I almost forgot the cod obtains among the protest but there Is an understanding the preaching brethren of ono sect there not be too fly with tho ststren lira itsbefogdoctrine tre on attt good preacher would advise Bar In yoaIhis call1nie1nary THE ROME BOOK a stato wish to say that have received has full business report of the Romo a Congress printed In French anti that of thIto d Idaho In your hands by March or as The thereafter as possible route he title will bo The Rome Free thouaht nnaress and Glimpses of dally Travel In Italy or sense such name I dally ieve that It will bo such a took as to ploasoyou all I will glvo a good the detail of tho Congress with my lars quiBesIdes t the origin and decadenco of ChristianIty In progressthrougholrenoysurpasslthalreadyrea1 outwmThe size of tho book will do wlthlndcer thosewhosire It please send In your names at hoolewillwhen It Is placed in the hands of tho binder Thanking all my subscribers happyrJ B W CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCH Written In commemoration of that theWorlds1004tIn CityYou pityYwieldedInAnd tho cross that your holy shame shtoldedh t as the hilt of a sword You slow and waxed glad in the slaughter You bowed down the proud and erectiYou water electYeaYou governed with crlmo and with curse With teachings and tortures Infernal That hell were ashamed to rehearse Your consort whose tongue was your trumpet Your awful anathamas hurled strumpetHadworld Where Jupiter onto reigned with Juno a Less cruel than Jesus you camp 2offered tho body of Bruno To feed to tho greed of the flame Jj J mercyThan I vice like tho voice of juClrce Your votaries turned intoiawlne un v rieata ilian vluo btsti ttiorSj rapacious You sent forth to pillage tfieMpojor iJ f f i their acts shamed tho prowlers r predaceous S 1sWhoso haunts are the jungle and moor r you tigerqueen sat in splendor WIllie powerless to hinder or help 1 tortured world saw you grow ten der whelpDutthe uttermost dwellings of men more in your fastness we beard you And camp at the door of your den longer the Vatican voices Its rulings for all of tho race Reason now reigns and rejoices- In libertys glory and grace longer your hot anger scorches Its victims In dungeons of gloom Truth with Its uplifted torches lighting the fires of your doom temporal power long our spiritual sway now broleenlcomo and we bring death testes his sign at the door Within your own walls wo defy And make of your mission a followers speak to deny yourAs Peter at crow of the cock 0 1lVludever the present presages t past and Its pages relate tall of the tears of the ages Extinguished tine tires of your hate nevereremove your head tfpriestcraft has vanished forevertall superstition Is dead Camden Ohio WALTER HURT FAST FORGING FORWARD r wateredLbecause hot winds and destruc storms aro unknown and because matchless climate generates physi mill mental vigor and guarantees health Idaho has rapidly grown popularity during the past flue anti settlors In Its irrigated val have met with moro than ordi success This fact has Induced largo influx of eastern capital in the with tho result that Its growth been rapid If you havo In mind change for the general Improvement your condition In life or If you are seeking a climate beneficial to health will meet these requirements easiest In fact tho only direct to Idaho points is via tho Union Pacific This road runs two trains from Omaha and two trains from Chicago and Kansas City all points in Idaho Montana and groat Northwest For full particu and descriptive information In of W H CONNER G A 53 E urth St Cincinnati Ohio rDEATH OF GOL BREGKINRID My cousin Col William Cnmlholl Preston Brocklnrldgo Is load Ho was a good old fellow with somo bad old faults Ho and old Bro Henry Ward Deech er wore two Presbyterians as much alike as two black eyo pens out of same pod They wore two of the smartest men that ever lived In Amer leanip and tuck as to who was tho greater orator and from these two men strange as It may seem thero came to me the words of oncoun ment that went far to make me what I am They were each a little naughty as nearly all smart men are but thoy found precept and example In Bible for all that they were and much more In the sane line- I know more about Old Billy than the balance of the editors Including his own son and preachers and Iolltl clans all put together that have heon jamming wind about him Ho and I were said by his father who was a preacher and therefore could not lIetobo kin to each other through the Duke of Argyle have no objections to being kin the Duke for he seems to have a fairly decent manoxcept that It makes a relationship between my fam fly and that of Queen Victoria with whom I have never proposed to claim any kin since the episode that hy phenated her name with that of Jo Brown her coachman and God Imows If there Is any God of fair average I do not want to be Ed 1Intelligencethat the race of lfe of each other he the start of mo and they sent him to Congress and t Gent me to the penitentiary thus glvI Ing me the advantage of him In moral surroundings t We got our degrees from onehorse preacher factory colleges his Presl ir terian and mine Campbellite mid we both started life as preachers In those days young men got their degrees because their fathers were rich and put up the money for tho var lous Institutions of learning real or socalled In them days no such sordid mo tlves exist and young men get colic honors on tho basis of their abilltl to kick pigskins and the result Is that this age Is one in which ever body kicks about everything Recently a lawyer actually klcke pt the pious Anthony Comstock own stairs and broke three of his ribs and hurt his thigh that Is the press patches said it was his thigh Billy and I did not agree on religion but when they had fired 1m out of his fourth term of Congress having beaten him a thoroughbred with some common scrub I was still filling a term In the penitentiary from the famous Ashland district of Kentucky without any rival for tho position and Old Billy said in an editorial In his paper that It was not right and fair t that I should be where I was k4r Old Billy McKinley another good old l Billy got onto the racket and turn t I1 ell me out I was elected to a second term ithepJ penitentiary but soma how from some kind of an official oversight f they never swore me In I know Billy Brecklnrldge In his antecedents and conseouents I knee his father and his grandmother Brecl Inrldge and even being Presbyter fans they were such god people that God only knows how good they might have been If they had not been Presbyterians AOldGrannyBlnckcapfor partict lars see Behind the Bars 31498 for sale of this office price 1was mother of the Brecklnrldge Grace She had original ways of writing and sppll1ft her many notes to my mo1 living a mile away have long years ago been divided up amount f Yankee Presbyterians I She was almost a mother to my mother and a grandmother to me and It makes me by the eye of faith raisonsIf lived In American but Temporr mutantur et mutamur In IlIs and It took three preachers to start Billy oft i to heaven In tho finest style known tc the trade tend all the Lexington editors sat up of nights from the time V Billy was struck with apoplexy with y extra hired hands to write flamboyant obituaries about him All the same Dilly was not any saint by a largo jug rtfull and no little tin god except In the Imaginations of panegyrists who wanted to shine in tho reflected r light of poor old Billys fame t Preachers and editors and other fools and mountebanks that have their little hatchets to grinds will prate about the glories of heaven and the presence of God that are now rev f vealed to Billy because that is their graft and tho way they get their grub and liquor but men of sense know and honest men say that old Billy and his old war horse that he rode In bat tie for Dixie sheep alike eternally oblivious their cares burled with them in tho embrace of an eternal rest and peace that are worth more than all the tromp and glory of all the kings and presidents of all the world Peace to his memory and may the sod lie lightly and the bluegrass grow green overjils grave SHORT LETTERS Eureka Calif Yesterday I return ed home after a six months absence I have not seen the Blue Grass Blade during the time but find them staked up at home I intended to visit you at Quackeracre but did not get there Inclosed you will find P O order for 100 for which please put my tab ahead ROBERT GUNTHER Mnrtlnsvllle Ills Enclosed 100 for renewal Sorry I could not bo at St Louis at the Congress had an argument with a Campbelllto preacher and I told him the Bible said the earth was flat and stood on pillars and he t q 1 said tho Bible didnt say so Pleaso give mo some of tho passages whero the Bible speaks of the ends of tho earth nail of Its standing on pillars V 0 SNVALLUM For tho pillars of the earth sea Sam and lob 9 and The expressions ends of the earth occurs some twontyflvo times In tho Bible Madison Ga Enclosed 100 fore credit on subscription A DELL Briscoe ArlTho Blade Is all that It claims to be and am sorry that It is not larger like the fearless way that It speaks always stating facts as they areJ B CLEMENTS PIggate ArkI was much pleas l with our meeting at St Louis hnve 1lived here but I spend most of m time at Wickliffe Ky where I wl1l go as soon as I am well enough to travel I hope soon to be In condl tion financially to help the Blade GEO M JACKSON Boone laDear slrInc10sed please find a one dollar Wlllln which please place to my credit on subscription for the ensuing year would not know how to get along with out the Blade am strictly In accord 1with Its sentiments I dont believe ono word of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and am proud to say so hope the Blade may bo soon able to print a whole sheet With best wishes for the future am fraternally GE 1C HULL Davenport IowaI have been read ing the Blue Grass Blade for nearly two years and like It very much believe that every word you say trueI was taught In my childhood to be hove In God but since have grown up and have read your paper I cannot believe In him- have read your book Dog Fennc In the Orient It Is fine I would like to take a trip like that but guess will have plenty of time as I am only twenty years oldMISS LA FRANZT LEONI South Bloomfield OThe still O K saw two copies my brother Lumas last Sunday My own subscription was asked to be changed from Clrclevllle to So Bloon field Ohio and now get no Blad at all My subscription does not ea pine until Nov 05 I received the 2nd copy of Dog Fennell but It seem ed to have been In a wreck before It reached me I gave It away to some folks seventyfive miles from here In closed are some pictures of places visited in Palestine I trust they maybe more interesting to you than they are to me and am rather pleased with them Dr Wilsons article In the Blade are pust the thing Im very glad I sent In my dollar just to got his descriptions In the paper The Blade has done great service to inanity May It continue to shed light and loosen claims until all can see and become freeCHAS R KIMBERLY Malneville OPlease find Inclose P 0 order tot one dollar 100 which abput ill B IBladenil my time will ex7 According to1your rule r ought to have paid much sooner but will endeavor to do better in the future I became a subscriber through the kindness of very dear friend Geo B Vanness of klechanlcsburg 0 and I am very thankful to him for the Introduction I had to the Blade and I wish every community in this country had one more such a man in them as Geo Van Ness Then I think we would got more than a half a Blade at a meal as your subscription would be of suf to warrant in send weekjWellLouis but circumstances prevented I had the pleasure of attending the Con ress In Chicago In 1893 and also the one in Cincinnati when McKenna presided and on that occasslon I saw you for the first time but I hope It will not be the last Well success to you Jro Moore and the work you are en raged InDAVID B C MUNN Hagerstown Md John Wiles one of your subscribers a batchelor whom the papers say was worth 70000 hay ig several farms near town was tautly killed by the arm of a horsepower derrick accidentally striking him back of the head as he and some others were operating It by hand after etaching the horse to lower a very large stone on a mill wall ho was building He was a good neighbor and an honor to Rationalism but was burled by a Dunkard preacher officiating at the funeral and his will leaves all to his housekeeper her daughter and his nieces and not one cent to Free thought so far as I know though was quite outspoken In its defense whllo living- I some times told him the money ho was working so hard for would some day help the church he so bit irly opposed while living and now my words are coming true sooner than I expected So it Is with most atlonalists Brethern if you intend doing anything for Rationalism what cver do it today while you live all you leave behind will in contrlbu tlons from your heirs simply help pay tribute to the churches you were pressed by while living Any sub rlptlon arrearages better be collect cd now and paper stopped else entire Iy lostD WEBSTER GROH MISS WILEY Makes a Kind Appeal for the Blades Subscribers to Pay Up St Louis Mo Nov 25 1904 lends and Fellow Freethinkers There are sonic of you who have- failed to send In your remittance tho Blade Mr Hughes is losing money weeldy by publishing the Blade and- ou reap the benefit That is not just Arake to a sense of duty and send that dollar and dont walt until morrow to do It If all subscribers would pay their subscriptions the II l r Blade would be on a selfsupport basis Just think of It You are driving tho Blade one of the best friends of our cause to tho wall on account of a paltry dollar Because you have not pall that dollar tho Blade Is cut In halt Half a loaf Is hotter than no bread I suppose but I would like to see tho Blade return to Its former size If expenses must be cut I would pro for a whole paper semimonthly to half paper weekly A few times tho Blade has asked for help and some one would say The Blade Is all tho time begging Do you know that but few journals published in the interest of an unpopular causo are selfsupporting I quote from tho circular of the Woo mans Journal one of the oldest and best equal suffrage journals In this countryIt It Is edited without com pensatlon and at a considerable pecu nlary loss- Freethought is not more popular than woman suffrage and the struggle of Its papers Is even harder Why should those who have the 1means hesitate to contribute to tho of this able little paper Dr Wilson Mrs Henry Mr Moore Mrs Closz Mr Hughes and a few oth era have labored against the tide to keep it alive They give their tlmo and money and get nothing In return The time to act is NOW Pay that lar even If you have to cut down tile price of your winter shoes or do with out a box of Christmas candy- If you will not do this spend one cent and ask Mr Hughes to take your name off the subscription list I would like to see the Blade lle forever as a monument to Mr Moor that kind and noble old man who over found on the side of purity hone esty and justice No matter whether you all agree with him in all things or not you will like him when you meet hlm even forgive his hair and whiskers- I for one do not think less of him because his sympathies are on the opposite side of Mason and Dixon line from mine Send that dollar I believe the editor could help the Blade out financially by selling his photograph Why not- ELIZABETH WILEY DR HAMMER Says Dog Fennel Is Better Than nocents Abroad Newton Iowa Nov 24 1904 Rev Charles C Moore Dear SlrI received of November 20th today and thank you very much for your kind notice of me I also see from same paper the sad condition of Heston I hope tha those who can will contribute at ce as liberally as they can I have It st two and a half years and nearly 3000 from being an Infidel and em eying the wrong counsel but I will ontrl jute my miteIHenry Hutter the youngest of our friends Mr and Mrs M l utter was married today at 12 oclock Will send you paper containing account I sent Mr Hughes an order for 100 each of envelopes and letter eads and express order for same all nfidele would give Mr Ir printing it would go a long way as slating him to keep up the Blaqr I appreciate all of the Blades writers but I would like to see more from the pen of the editor than I have seer Moore I dont want to dtscour age you but when you die the Blade will die too As long as Bennett lived his paper was good The same fate awal s the Blade Mr Moore whenever ar y one speaks disparagingly of your wi Itlngf In the Blade remember that the Blade twos Its present existence to yo and hat there is some ulterior motl e behind the criticism The ordinary pinheaded pen on Is envious hence so infernal much cen luring of Mr Moore I for one am netting tired of so much adverse crlt clam of the editor The average Infidel seems to have an abundance of advice but only a lit tie money to donate to tho cause wish that for the next year every man rho expresses an Infidel opinion would get three of four months In the penitentiary It would loosen up their purses and their sympathies Two years before I was imprisoned at a public meeting where perhaps three or four hundred people were resent you Mr Moore pointed your nger at me saying Within the next five years the Christians will have Dr Hammer in the penitentiary That prophecy has been fulfilled tho letter After suffering for the cause of fidelity as I have can not give the name Infidel which have so long cherished My people were Friends but the epl thet Quakers was applied to them So I have tried like them to make the word Infidel respected here but after- all have suffered have repudiated that name and do not want to be aown as an Infidel Liberal or Freethinker but as an Atheist and I shall In the future as have done In the past try to live up to what I think an Atheist ought to be I saw a man who was absolutely nocent die of old age in the peniten tlary after an imprisonment of more than a quarter of a century He died a Christian Comment is unnecessary I am an Atheist I was not only well treated in prison but finally liberated Mr Moore let us have more of your wriling In the Blade It will stir the animals It will Increase tho clr culatlon of the Blade It will give the readers food for thought It will arouse sdme opposition Encourage all of the a readers of the Blade to write There Is not a patron but could write and- many If encouraged would write Dont let a few selfappointed know lt all sapheads overawe Dr Tower a fellow prisoner mine and a graduate of one of the- very best English medical colleges said to me last Christmas day that Dog Fennel In the Orient was sup- erlor to Mark Twains Innocents Abroad I did not agree with him hut upon t HJ1 itt his suggestion I reread Mark Twnlns book which I had not read since 1874 At our next meeting after again read- Ing It I said Dr Tower I agree with you Dog Fennel Is far ahead of In nocents Abroad In wit humor ntlll decrlptlon of tho places vlslled- Respectfull M R HAMMER OUR COUNTRY That we have a great country no one can doubt but for fear sotto of the waxlcs do not fully appreciate our great republic I submit tho following to their consideration There Is 110th Ing like our country under tho sun This land of the free land of churches and of two hundred and forty thousand and sixty licensed saloons BIbles forts and guns houses of prostitution millionaires and paupers theologians and thieves politicians and povert trusts and tramps money and misery homes and hunger Christians and chain gangs schools and scalawags virtue and vice a land where you can get a bible for 15 cents and a had drink of whiskey for ten cents where we have a man in Congress with three wives and a lot of men In the penit tlary with only two where some men make sausages of their wives aull some want to cat them raw whore we have blogua out of dogs canned beef out of stoic horses and cows and corpses out of tho people who eat It where they put a man In jail for not having tho means of support and on tho rock pile for asking for a job of work where they license bawd houses and fine men for preaching Christ on the street corner where we have a Congress of four hundred men to make laws and a Supreme Court of nine to set them aside where good whiskey makes bad men and bad men make good whiskey where newspapers are paid for suppressing the truth and made rich for telling a lie where profressors daw their conviction from the same place they draw their salaries where preachers are pal twentyfive thousand dollars a year to dodgo the devil and tickle the ears of the wealthy where business consIsts of getting hold of property in any way that wont land you in tho penlten tlary where trusts hold up and paver ty holds down where men vote for what they dont want one day and curse It three hundred and sixtyfou days where niggers can vote and women cant where a girl who goes wrong is made an outcast and her male partner flourishes as a gentle man where women wear false hall and men dock horses tails where the political wire puller has displaced the patriotic statesman where we have prayers on the floor of our capital and whiskey In the cellar where we spend ten thousand dollars to bury a rich statesman and ten dollars to put away- a working man who is poor where to be honest Is to be a crank and tc be virtuous Is to be lonesome where we sit on the safety valve of energy and pull wide open the throttle of conscience where gold is the one thing sought for where we pay teen thousand dollars for a dog and fit teen cents a dozen for women to make shirts where we teach the untutored Indian life and kill him oil with bad whiskey where we put t man In jail torstealing a loaf of brent and In Congress for stealing a rail road where the check book talks sit walks in broad day light justice asleep crime runs amuck corruption permeate our whole social and political system and the devil stands at ev ery street corner This my friends is the great the grand the glorious republic the greatest country on this earth appre else your position The above came wtlh the following letter Clintonville Wls Nov 1904 Dear Sir- Will you do me the favor of print- Ing this piece In your paper which I tend you I am a follower of Thomas Paine and Robert Ingersoll and hav ng read copies of your paper I bought I would write a piece If you would print It Thanking you for this avor I am Yours truly OWEN SMITH TO SOUTHWEST Low Settlers Rates First and Third Tuesdays By Way of Memphis First and third Tuesdays of each month Cotton Belt Route sells round trlt Homcscekers tickets to points West and Southwest at rate of fare plus 200 stopovers both ways 21 days return limit Two trains dally from Memphis morning and evening malting con ictions at Texarkana Shreveport eenvllle Dallas Ft Worth Corsi cana Waco for all points In Texas Parlor cars on day trains sleell- ers on night trains chair cars on all trains running through to Texas without charge Write for literature descriptive the country map time table and rates to any point L O SCHAEFFER T P A Coton Belt Route Cincinnati 0 WAS NOT A SUNDAY SCHOOL- MAN man named Arnold Beaut hen was chasler of a bank in Davenport Iowa- and he stole 60000 from tho bank and lit out He was not a teacher in any Sunday school so far as the dispatches ox many bank cashiers that steal the money of their banks are teachers In Sunday schools that when wo find cashier thief who Is not a Sunday schol man It Is but justice to the- church that we should mention the that from this time on any statement that all cashier thieves are Sunday school teachers dont go this paper HE BEAT THE FAST OF JESUS Tho Cincinnati Post contains an count of tho death of Rev J Buckles as the result of a fast of 41v i VERY CHEAP RATES VIA ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD LOUISVILLE TO New Orleans and Return 1520 Jackson Miss and Return 1360 Hammond La and Return 1620 Vicksburg Min 1430 Correspondingly low rates to Intermediate points Tickets sold November 15th good 21 days with stop over- sEXCURSION RATES TO HOT SPRINGS ARK DAILY d Only line running through personally conducted sleepers Louisville to Texas Arizona and CaliforniaIReduced oneway Colonist and home seeker excursion rates to point South and West first and third Tuesday In each month FARMING IN THE SOUTH The Passenger Department of the Illinois Central Railroad Company to 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 be mailed free Circu lars Nos to 11 Inclusive and others as they are published from month to on or address nearest railroad Agent or address F W HARLOWDIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTU- CKYMaulessLaudlor Lalidle ssMaflA- nd for him whose acreage Is limited becauso he cultivates a high priced farm There are vast tractstIN THE Within stons throw of farms In the highest state of cultivation which are practically manless and can be secured at onefifth to onetenth the market price per acre of an Old State farm Write for Illus trated literature descriptive of Arkansas Indian Territory Oklahomaior Texas VERY LOW ROUND TRIP RATES To any Southwestern point every Tuesday In September and the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays In October and November GEO H LEE G P A Little Rock Ark l McGUIRE P A Clnclnatl IJ 1w days ho claiming thai ho had been rtomUy God UiuafofaBfc Dr Tanner went without food for 42 days and lived The fast of Jesus was 40 days and It has always been understood that It was one of the great miracles that Jesus performed and yet his record Las been broke several times WAS HE AN ROBBER A Blade has been going to St Louis addressed to A0 Rose care Joha sen Bros Shoe Company St Louis copy of the paper Is now returne by the shoo firm having on It the lowing endorsement Vlease dont other about sending this paper any more This Is one of the trnn robbers that was killed hero about dare weep ago in resisting at rest This Is tho first Instance In which It has appeared to me that any patron of the was a criminal except some who were in penitentiaries I hope some St Louis patron of tho Blade will find out tho particulars of the case and report it to mo for publication PRIEST ACCUSED OF FORGERY Mother Drexels Envoy Charged With Deceiving Indian Woman Omaha Nov 17 Rev Joseph Schell of Homer Neb the Roman Catholic priest who says ho represents Mother Katherine Drexel the millionaire nun was arrested tonight on a charge of forging the name of an Indian woman to a certificate of deposit in the State Bank of Homer for 2000 Ho charges that bankers and saloon men annually rob the Winncbago Indians of 250001 and testified in this connection to day before the grand jury lie says the investigation conducted by gov ernment is ridiculous and vicious Humatarlan Review In the Blue Grass Blade of October ICth the editor In an article criticis ing a certain Cnmpbelllto paper In chien tally says There Is one thing In tho Firm Foundation which Is the only mean thing for which I am sorry to say It gets a precedent In ono Infidel paper It loon not give tho address of those who send money for the F F In this way It keeps other religious pay pers from getting tho addresses of its patrons and sending them sample copies of their own papers and than becoming rivals for their patronage But lira Moore that one Infidel paper dont quito fit case there are at least throe more of them PROF MITCHELL Prof Hlnckloy a Mitchell of tho Boston University Methodist Is charged by Rev George A Cooke with being an Atheist Ho is professor of Hebrew and Old Testament exegesis Ho is charged with ridiculing the teachings of Jtjsua Ilandpretty girl with the legend LaffalreV jtest gros It Is a James dandy WINTER IN COLORADOtt Your own physclon will toll you that the dry mountain air of Colorado as an elixir of life stands preeminent Al ways rigorous and stimulating the crlst atmosphere of Colorado is at Its best in winter To accomodato win ter tourist to the Rockies the Union Pacific has put In effect from Chicago a round trip rate of 4720 and from SL Louis a round trip rato of 3920 with proportionate reductions from all points within its immediate territory Tickets on sale every day until May 1st 1905 with return limit June 1st 1905 Be sure your ticket reads over the Union Pacific the popular route to Colorado For full Information quire of W H Connor G A East Fourth street Cincinnati O SAINT LOUIS TO THE ENTIRE SOUTH AND WEST SERVICE AND EQUIPMENT IN KEEPING WITH 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