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BLUE GRASS BLADEr EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANOJS VOLUME XIII NUMBER 40 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY DECEMBER 5 E M 304X100A YEAR l tTERMS OF THE BLADE for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers IiO conta each 260 for five ft 1100 por year In advance itorelgn subscription fl60 Five New Bubaorlbera sent one year for 260 Make all Money Orders Drafts an Express Orders payable to the Blue Oraaa Blade Lexington Ky ir When you change your address ad jio vlae this once giving your old u well aa the new addroM- j When you send your eubucriptlon Bay Sv whether you are a new or old P subscriber POffice of publication 165 W Short Bt Lexington Ke ck1 t Entered at the post once at Lexlng Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky PVyetto Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 807 N THE SOUTHWEST 18 PROSPERING Arkansas Texas and Louisiana Full f Of Opportunities For Persons Of Small Mean Low Rates for 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this eectlonlcIf you will me you r and the amount you have to invest I f will furnish you with lists and prices y of lands and valuable Information Home seekers excursion tickets to the Southwest are on sale on tho firsti and third Tuesdays of each at one fare plus 200 for the round trip These tickets have a final limit of 21 days and permit stopovers in both directions south of Windsor Mo and Kincaid Kan This offers an opportunity to thoroughly investigate the Southwest at a small cost Let me send you illustrated matter maps and full particulars Addressir GEORGE x O P and T A M K and T Ry Bt Louis Mo THE FAST TRAIN To California are run over thea Union Pacific Via Omaha 16 quicker to San Francisco than any other line No change of roads no detours Tho Overland all the way Be sure your ticket reads over l the Union Pacific Inquire f W H CONNOR 0 A East Fourth SOW r Ota HM HI ORGANIZATION tI 0InternationalJju Congress at Rome Sept aoth 1904W Dr J WI son President sf the National tLiberal Party itf the United States of America L- As long as the majority of human beings are mental slates thought can not be secure In Its freedom Only the few realize that thelrjpwn freedom de pends upon the freedom of the ma jority The evolution of liberty is a process of slow growth At spasmodic Intervals Liberals act conjunctively and revolt but with tho cUll of revolution organizationSuch not tho result or oisanlzatlon but rather tho result of tho work and sac rlflco and genius of a few great and fearless Individuals far separated ifEach ono or moro great Liberal teachers and Icon oclasts whoso IndlvlduM efforts havo not only stimulated the ause of freedom In their respective countries but whoso Influence has ex nded to other nations and which in tare cases has become worldwide If me individual labors of leading Freethinkers have wrought such great effect what might not their collective efforts accomplish Irfunion there Is siren1 Individual effort must ever bo confined to the plow process of education The secret of tho tower of the church by which sho wields political and legislative InfiuenccJ lies wholly In her organization Site awes hu bydi1Ther of party and of government lies ju organiza Lion King and priest tak advantage of the weaknessof humanity to follow blindly where the few com tine to lead The organization of FrU thought Is of an entirely different character Tho Freethinker is follower Unless he be an enthuslastjjhe can not be organized You can not organize the free brain simply because tho freoma Ureedom rbjfitftirgarilzatlon I UlJJittas he believes some other mans word to bo gospel ho can be brought into organization and kept there As soon as he begins to exercise In dependent thought as soon as he be gins to reason he immediately drops organization and Islnot jncllned to take it up again Only that Freethinker who Is in tensely Imbued with the love of liber ty who Is an enthusiast who is eyerJ alive to the importance of the securi ty which rests In the majority who IsI ever fearless and ready to make per sonal sacrificesonly such can be brought together In active organlza tlon The first step then should be to bring these enthusiasts together The representatives of each nation should acquaint tho Secretary with the names and addresses of leading ac live enthusiasts In his country and he should correspond with the same at once acquainting them with our ob jects and soliciting cooperation Tho means of such cooperation are to be found chiefly among writers editors speakers authors college professors and other well known enthusiasts and supporters Some of our most active and efficient workers aro to be found among men and women who are not gifted with speech but Instead are gifted with large practical sense and who do most effective work by their generosity and by distributing litera rata There are no more valuable members than these The practical business mind is of utmost Importanpo In organization as everything depends upon ways and means In choosing members the same scrutiny and Investigation should be exercised as that observed by the strictest fraternal or professional lowship To become a member of this organization shrould be considered an honor and honors should never heap The very exclusiveness of the Ma sonic organization inclines men to Join It without solicitation upon the part of its members Let this organization be select let t maintain such Intellectual dignity and respectability thttt the ambitious progressive Liberal In the ranks will seek membership for tho honor the as at soclntlon will bring to him Instead of making It an association which any ono may Join for tho ask Ing or urging let us make it an organ Izatlon which men will aspire to Join of their own accord A quick growth s not lasting believe that the membership will Increase moro rap idly by this process than by generalhsolicitation and more harmony prevail Every precaution should be taken t the very beginning that the founda tlons of organization be substantial and All over England and America are rundown Froothought organizations and societies It is almost useless to attempt to reconstruct a rundown or ganlzatlon Like an old man bank rupt It ran never rekindle the fires of Its earlier years Therefore If we miI f would build a great International Freethought organization see to it that Its foundations aro firm and to It that Interest is kept allvo lndlalt a had four years of practical official ex thI0 my country and I find general solicitation of membership to be a flat failure It proved a failure also with m usleaa thought organization of numerical i portanco In every station of life the believer may be organized ho will submit to bo led Tho Fre Winker Is directly different in this re aped It is further useless herons the great majority of Freethinkers are only Freethinkers in degree Llko Query other class we havo an Inflnl variety of adherents Some havo jus picked the orthodox shell Some religiously free link havo not throws off their political and racial superstl ton Some place great value upo their own liberty but aro indifferent to tho liberty of others These are only Freethinkers in degree and cannot bo organized Besides thoy should not be eligible in a great international deliberative body like this should be Their presence would only confusion and prove a weakness er than a strength A few spirits working in harmony will prove a moro effective working body There are a great many wealthy ucated and influential Freethinkers who for divers well known reasons will not affltllale with the active work er Neither can this aristocratic ment be organized Owing therefore to the many existing species of Freethinkers I would advise a Judicious exclusiveness on the part of this or ganization It will prove more sub stantial and will be honored and re spected In the end I do not know of a single Free thought society composed of an discriminate membership that has liv edIt Is my experience and observation that whatever work is to be dono eith er as individuals or as an organized body must be done by the enthusias tic active few The man who is fearless who works for the advancement of mankind slm ply because his heart is In the work he and he only among Liberals may be not imply that the mass of Liberals aro Indifferent to tbeII cause Far from it Many our journals distribute literature and when called upon readily contribute to worthy enterprise and also manlIfest a warm Interest in the tho leaders but they can not be drawn into organization and it Is useless to attempt It Therefore let this body remain as It now is a representative body an assembly of generals and diplomats acting Independently of the ranks us not aim in the beginning at numerical strength but rather at qual Let us bring together our best scientific and representative thinkers and workers and let these keep in touch with each other tho world over Let this body be of such Intellectual dignity that ambitious progressive and worthy Liberals will cek it of their own accord and lot none such bo barred The most honorable and useful member often Is the man who docs things rather than the man who speechifies the man who plans rather than the man who theorizes The objects of organization should be thoroughly discussed and practical plans of propaganda outlined Not only the subject of education but that of Legislation should be taken up and also means employed by which we may gain admission to the columns of tho press Tho methods of The Amer looleII wish to add In conclusion tha the National Liberal Party of tho United States sends hearty greetings to this great Congress It has sent mo here Its representative because it boo Moves that this Congress marks an epoch in tho history and progress of mankind It Is in deed the most important event that has taken place since the Reformation surpassing even the con quests of nations and the rlso and fall of empires It affects alike all nations of men We are bearding the wolf of super stftton In his very den The possi blllty of such a meeting is the triumph- of centuries of human struggle perse cution and sacrifice But a low years ago such a Congress would have been tho occasion of riot and salughter This Congress is the victory of a million martyrs who havo suffered the hands of Rome of great souls who bravely went to the rack and stake or who starved and pined their lives away lit dungeon gloom- It of Is the victory of that long line Pagan orators moralists and lawmakers do whose wealth of wisdom the modern world still takes as its standard and its guide Their godlike voices which once fed ome are today reechoing in the Eternal City It Is the victory of Hypatia and Cop to ernlcus and Galileo and Bruno and Vanlnl and Voltaire and of every bravo and loving soul since their day who have given tho thoughts of their brains to make men tree NOTE- wish to say that the papers of Mr Watts and myself were not read at the Congress but wore presented to the Secretary to be entered in tho full report which will be printed in French the proceedings were conducted entity In French but fow could have understood us and as we noticed that the audience grew impatient when It couldfnot understand we chose not address it I was given the app tunlt and could have addressed tho Congress if I had desired No English speaking delegate ad dressjid the Congress except Mr Hea ford pf London who spoke In French hisPwho proceeded him Hector Denis of semor Conway to attempt making his ad andea d Conway gotten to deliver his very able address he too would have worn slowlyhas AItr n Englannpaper Iranvery a dresses and wont stand for over 20 or 30 minutes I was placed on the Com mittde of Organization ono of the most Important and effective great danger to the future of the Ca gresH I could plainly see was tho lack preyg+ DELAYED WAS THE BLADE THIS WEEK BY MY FAULT Mi Hughes had arranged to catchup t ith the Blade so as to have It come out at its usual time for Sab bath reading but It was delayed be cause he bad no copy It has gotten so that when I want to write my main standbys want to write alsoand I have thrown enough pious copy in the fire to make several bles In order to give them room an then wheu I quit and go to work on the farm seven days in the weekI they all quit too and Mr Hughes noth ig to print But from this tim on I have taken the bit in my teeth and am going to sacrifice my farm ing Interests that are pleasant and promo ano Jim WIll have things galore to print and we wit have a four page Blade about January 1st E M 305 set solid OLD DOWIE Goes to Florida for His Wifes Health Old Elijah Dowlo came through Lexington a few days since in an elegant private car on tho way to Florida for his wifes health and he managed it so that even tho train people scarcely knew that Dowie was old scamp claims that he can justlayingknows he is an old liar and so when she got sick she struck out for Florida Just as other rich people do and Dowie was trying to make tho trip on the dead quiet because It was a dead give away Tho Bible says plainly that the sick can be cured by prayer James v says The prayer of faith shall save the sick and the Lord shall raise him up again But all tho same when preachers and priests from tho theydontget well but they send for the doctor Just as soon as anybodv else does When Leo X was sick or when Plus IX Is sick they did not and do not report what tho praying people say about their getting well but toll what he doctors say and Christians- do not rely upon prayers to cure them any more than Infidels do Is EXCITEMENT Over Football Game With Yale Kills Princeton Professor Princeton N J Nov 28Rev Dr William M Paxton of Princeton Unl versify and Seminary died today In his sixtyfirst year of paralysis brought on by overexcitement at the YalePrinceton football game of November 12th One of the many gross absurdities our age is football It is unreasona blo to suppose that young non could Justice to their studies in an ex clteinont that would kill a professor- In Lexington on Thanksgiving day one of the papers alluded to Dean Lee the most fashionable preacher now In Lexington as getting through the service of his church and going the football game In the evening and there was a correspondence in one of the papers between one of the professors and a student caused by tho prfossor charging him with being- a a game of football was going on in Lexington and a man walked onto the ground and a player pulled out a pistol and shot him for intruding and I never heard that anything was done to the player COINGj TO CUT OFF ALL DELINQUENT SUBSCRIBERS FROM THE BLADE have Just heard by phone Sunday MrHughesof good It has a subscription list now of 4000 Of these there are about upMr that Just as soon as he can get time he Is going to take unpalhd andplaint shout changing their addresses when they move and make most plaints of other kinds caml Mrnmtread by men who are willing to beat payOf all these delinquents some who would want the paper and cannot pay but there are none of those who could not ask postmaster to notify us to thoIthe paper and I am exceedingly of tho new determination Hereafter I want Mr Hughes to anybodyjustout and without giving notice about ItrMr Hughes has a good Job business and ho is an expert linotype operator and it will not take him long to set up the Blade but he cannot afford to pay for piper on1nl and postage and mailing for a lot of people who will not pay for the paper and I dont peopleThe listders and if it does not amount to much of an Income there will not be much outgo and I hope Mr Hughes can worke off the unpaid subscribers and then when he says the number la so small that he cannot longer afford to print It I want him to stop red the made will stop beIpie who appreciate the paper enough to pay for It than to write for 5000 who are willing to beat Mr Hughes out of his money have before this had an aspiration to have a large subscription list for the Blade and wanted Mr Hughes to to make all the sacrifice he could to keep a large list but now I have changed to the opposite and do not want Mr Hughes to lose a single dollar by sending the paper to any man or woman who does not pay for it I get all sorts of mean and insult ajtakewant to have the satisfaction of know Ing that any man who has this paper sent to him by Mr Hughes and then writes me a mean letter about It will at least have had to pay for his paper SUNDAY LAWS ItAND LIQUOR DRINKING IN INGTON I my Just now the clergy In Lexington are malting great efforts to close the the saloons on Sunday It Is true that the saloons as the agents of big Christian distillers and brewers who pay their money to tho churches aro a source of crime ov cry where and especially In Kentucky and more especelally In Lex- Ington that is perfectly appalling I The JapRussian war Is bad but It merely nothing compared with the harm done by liquor It is further true that there Is more It crime clone by liquor on Sunday and bal thonceAnd yet the efforts real or alleged of the priests and preachers to stop the saloons on Sunday only very naturally Increase the amount of crime from drunkenness on Sunday This is because the people natur ally reason that If preachers only oppose liquor drinking at the saloons on Sunday and are willing for the loons to be opened the other days of the week It Is not because the preachers and their folowers care for morals or care for the safety and happl ness of the people but simply because they want to force their religion upon the people contrary to the most damental principles of this govern mentReligious people have a right not to work on Sunday and not to sell ornl buy on Sunday If it Is against their religious convictions but Just as soon as they try to force their religious opinions upon anybody else to keep other people from working on Sunday or selling or buying anything on Sun day that it is lawful to solI or buy any other time people who appreciate tho liberties guaranteed them by the it founders of this government promi nent among whom were some Infidels ffIlL recognize that theso Christians are justlyoPPosefathers opposed the tyrrany of Eng Christlanstine people will the libertyloving peo churchhdo themostonSunday Ihaveamong Infidels and ians arertillers I know the advantage of total abstl nears from liquor from having ab hayingYet cannot cooperate with the effortstocause to assist preachers in forcing religious laws upon the people Is a drinkingPeople stopliquor theirabecause common sense and common sellliquoruponany KENTUCKY J CHRISTIAN His Wife and His Four Children and Then Kills Himself on Ac count of the Drouth My wife who read the account In the papers has forgotten the mans name and the name o fthe town in asfollowsA man In this State who was a sufferingwere dying for the want of water consequent upon the greatest drouth over known In this State He was a Christian and went out and prayed for rain as the Bible In plainlyhobe answered But that statement In thq book of James the best book In rthe whole Bible Is a Ho and all Intel theyknow t that it Is a lie and that no prayer of anybody has any effect upon thetdid not come In answer mthe mans prayer and he went Into jtoitheThe man got his pistol and killed t his wife and then killed all four of I his chlldrenJshotJihisfrom him The man then lay down the side of his wife and put her around his neck and In this po shot and killed himself and they were so found This man and woman trusted their Bible and found that It lied to them l The drouth continues as I write at least so that they will have no stock 1water and the poor innocent cattVj will die from suffering but I am an Infidel and my cattle have plenty of water and a small rain has fallen upon my wheat but enough to save i1tMy wife and my son raise tobacco am opposed to it but I get a part of living from it Tobacco next to whiskey Is about the greatest evil of land We hero raised tho finest crop of It ever saw and tho slight rain we have had puts in In case splendidly to be handled At tho same time the papers report very great damage to the wheat crop I do not use tobacco and though I work In ovary thing else on tho farm never In any way assist In tho management of the tobacco If the Christian religion is true God manages the weather but he manages so that ho helps the tobacco crop that Is an Injury to every one who uses it and at the same time ruins e wheat crop genereally and kills t e domestic animals for the want of water making an exception in my case and I am an atheist and nobody- In my house prays for rain or for anything else so far as I know When next Thanksgiving time comes we will be called upon to thank God for all the blessings of the year when the fact Is that good Christian men aro killing their wives and rill dren and themselves because of the miseries that God Is sending upon thom Can it be possible in tho light of facts like these that Christians can roaly believe that God answers prayer They do not believe It and preachers would not preach it If they did moire money by It A CATHOLIC THIEF at A man named Waggaman treasurer- of the Catholic University at Balti more stole 881000 from that institu r lion Old Irish washwomen and railroad workers and saloon keepers will pay all back 4kfor 6iJlloo r t i tI THE BLADE WILL PROBABLY RESUME ITS USUAL SIZE IN NEXT UARY A telephone talk with Mr Hugllos today November 20 tolls mo tin he thinks ho will resume tho fun slzo of the Blado In two or threo weeks This Is In the face of the fact thnt he Is losing money by printing it een at Its present size but ho is well In the Job department of Ills olllce and ho Is a courageous and hard worl Ing man and he will hope and worl for hotter things for tho Blade If tho paper has any frlendsnnd certainly the loiters of the l1eolile would Indicate that It has now Is the time for them to show their friendship I do not think that any Intelligent and good man or woman can fat to see that the trend and Inlluenc of this paper Is to make people belter and therefore happier the greatest and best of all the works In which any organization of people can eng c I nm not by any means satisfied t simply to show the errors and eonsI quent unhappiness produced by the Bible and Christianity but want In addition to this white I am far from an exemplar myself to rebulw r InjfldelsI paper one can glance at it without being liable to see something which carried Into practice would make him or her better and happier believe that prison statistics and newspaper wyiorts show that Infidels as a class are more moral and law abiding than Christians as a class but Infidels as a class do not live ui to the high standard of the morality of their philosophy and to elevate our lives up to this standard Is the tasl t- oj which I hope more zealously than ever before to address myself You all can look for the paper to he put back to four pagesIts usual size Fby January 1st but ovary one whose is past due will bo dls continued by that date and unless ou pay up at onto your Blade will be stopped Wo have over 2000 on our nnq from Freethinkers and It Is 1ftmore than we can carry SOME CAMPBELLITE PREACHE This Is about four Campbell preachers They are J H Baker Tas W Zachary Clarke Braden and U Wilkinson tho last the man with whom I debated being so far as I cnn see a nice man but mixed up with the other three as a nice man should not be Wilkinson in his debate with me had two books one called Moore and Ingersoll Exposed gotten up by r Zachary and Clarke Braden combined and one that Wilkinson used as an authority In science written by Clarke Braden alone et J1 When I quoted from Prof Agas r of Cambridge Mass the gro test seat of learning in America the slate ment of Prof Agassiz the greatest geologist in America that he found a human skeleton In the delta of the Mississippi that was 13000 years old Wilkinson picked up Bradens bool and read from It a statement that right beside that skeleton found b Agassiz there was also found the remains of a coal barge Clarke Braden is an Ignorant Camp belllte preacher that lives some where out In that wild Western country whose son stole 10000 from the American Express Company and ran off and was captured with 5000 of the money In his possession so the Associated Press dispatches reported I do not know young Drad en was sent to the penitentiary or used the other 5000 to pay la-wyoiwand judges and juries to turn him loose but while It Is truo that t gcod father may have a bad son the T son Is generally a chip of the old Wilkinson Is a man of ited education he has enough of mon sense to appreciate the absurd of putting Clarke Bradoris ridiculous statement against that of Prof Aga slz and a man who knowingly use the lies or ignorance of another man fo his own purposes is no better than the man who originally told the lies found among the Infidels In the Indian Territory at that debate a8 good and sensible people men and men as I over saw and the Chris tians were all so kind to mo that I could not tell Infidels from Christians but in a country whore the Christian and oven the preachers dont kno the difference between Braden and Agassiz as authorities in geology Wi klnson can beat me or beat the band or beat the devil or beat any other of those things that are general hard to beat f In the December docket of the Lex Ington Circuit Court Baker Is to b tried on three Indictments for em bezzlement Baker ran a swingling scheme call ed an Investment Company and 1t made a big lot of money by it and will probably go to the penitentiary if he has not money enough to buy lawyers and judges and jurors here just as they do in Bradens country I and everywhere else The only business principle In one of these Investment Companies was 7 expressed by the statement of their t managers You put in one dollar and take out three and enough were al lowed to take out tho threo to make thousands of other fools and fakes try tho same game and finally when j4 thousands had put In the ono dollar the companies suspended and no body could take out three or one either and there was a fino largo bal ante In favor of tho company Baker operated his company In Lexington and Zachary had a similar company in Mt Sterling Kentucky and when the suspension time came on Zachary suddenly had an engagement away out on the Pacific coast and he stayed there until the storm x i 11hadIf any that they have never him but thnt this was Zaclmrys proposition can bo found out from Mr lances 11 Cole Lexington I Mr Coylo having boon a deacon h n church Old Union for which Zach ary preached You have scon from the Blade that Zachary has lately been tried In tho civil courts In answer to a charge of a Baptist woman that ho undo proper proposals to her and circulars have been sent over the country b Baptist people charging Zachary with this common clerical offense Zachary was a partner In llI1slness with this sauo Baler in editing are llglous periodical called the ChrlsLlan Quarterly and the government sup pressed the publication of the paper called the Christian Quarterly as being Improper to bo admitted to tho malls as second class matter A leading feature of the Christian Quarterly was to raise money for a Christian missionary who lived In Ar men In 9000 miles from here Tho Christian Standard of Clncln natl a Camphrlllto paper to which W McGarvey of Lexington the most prominent Campbelllto preacher In the world is a prominent writer con mined an editorial that exposed Zach arys scheme for raising money for the Armenian missionary by salng that no such man was known to the church the whole editorial being tended to warn people against money to Zachary for this alleged mls slonary Zachary has lately had ah alIveI tlsement In the Lexington Leader In which he stated that ho lia1 for only a few more shares In a mine that was in Georgia but I neer heard of anybody that was fool enough to bite at this bait Zachary has lately in Lexington pers advertised himself as mana ger for Carrie Nation and was read to receive money for tho Prohibition campaign fearing that hlmlZacllafpreacher and a ulshed the beer at a dance In a hotel of men and women at a little town called Junction City Ho mado this statement over his own signature In ho Lexington Leader a Republic paper Zachary being a Republican Zachary has however lately sent ne a fac simile circular In which he Is endorsed as a proper and rellnble ran by various citizens of Lexlngt among them being Samuel J Roberts editor and owner of the Leader and lev John W McGarvey Campbell preacher McGarvey has lately left the Broadway Christian church In Lexlngti that church and the Central ChrfsLlan church being the only two aristocrat iampbelllte churches In Lexington an1 McGarvey goes right by the tral church to get to a little Camp elllto church called the Chestnut Street church built for poor peqp on the opposite side of town from 1lc larveys elegant now residence In ayetto Park- McGarvey left tho Broadway church right near his resldence ecauso tbe aristocratic Cn pebllitea there got to worshipping Gcil by blowing a big gan when Macks contention Is that preachers are paid to do all the blow Ing and wlnd jamming with their mouths and that therefore It is scriptural to buy a fine machine and hire an Infidel Dutchman to do the lowing for them Rudolph R do Roode Is the finest church organist In Kentucky nnd lays the organ In Lexington He Is an Infidel and paid 500 a year for the Blue Grass Blade be cause he said It was worth that much He Is an Amsterdam damned Dutc man and if the Bible Is even half true Is as good for hell as a nickel for a drink of beer If after all these facts are fur shed to Wilkinson he persists In us Ing the books of Zachary and Brad as authorities In his debates ho is no better than they are- PRAYING FOR RAIN This year Is said to be the greatest drouth In Kentucky and six or elgl other States over known In this cow tr y some excepting the year 1854 People and live stock are suffering greatly for water but on suppoa tlon that God rewards those who be lIeo In him and punishes those who- do not cannot understand things am an atheist and publicly pro claim the fact have a beautiful pure clear stream running for a mile- and a half through my farm and I have a cistern and a well and a beat urul pure cold spring and people are coming for a distance to get water at my spring and I would be glad to give away fine water enough for 10 000 people and 10000 head of stock ti drlnleI raised exceedingly fine crops- tbls year and my growing crops when papers report that the- crops in many places are ruined the drouth I am so far as can see In fine health and so are all of family and I never enjoyed life anymore than I am now doing not oven- when was In the penitentiary traveling In the Orient and writing Dog Fennel I never pray dont believe In Idnd of a god except some wooden- ones and metal and stono and pottery- gods that I have seen and how is that God does all this for me and- leaes me hero to teach Infidelity when God fearing men like Dilly Drecklnrldge fOLr months older than am and many not so old are being Imoclced out many times by apoplexy and I am left hero working on the- farm seven days in tho week when all of Lexington Is in n continued stew- about Sunday laws that the preachers are trying to enforce so as to riiako tbe people come to church on Sunday and thero blow in the money that the saloons and foot ball fellows get This homily is sugested by just hay Ing read In the CourierJournal an count part of which Is as follows fho conditions have become most as bad as during tho famous- drouth of 1854 when for over two LI t L months not a drop of water fell An old tuner recently called on Major H Harsoy and in tolling of thl drouth of related how the minis tors all over Kentucky agreed to Ilray for rain on a certain Sunday oclock In tho morning the air wnll bright and clear and not a cloud obscured the sky At oclock In the afternoon the sky was overcast drenching downpour lasted for oral hours TIm quick answer to tht prayers brought many converts to tlJl churches tho oldtimer said Of course It rained some time to slop tho drouth of 1854 olno that same drouth would have lasted cloul on up to tho drouth std there mu have been some fools praying for rain when tho ruin did finally conic hut happen to recollect 1S54 very woll because I am something of an old timer my own self and that story Is only one of tho 1001 stories of thnt kind that old Christian liars get ol to fool young people who have no better sense Into their religion I remember distinctly that tho ralll did not conic until all the crops wCle so ruined that many people Idlled their hogs or gave them away or let them starve to death because they had nothing to feed them on so tbat this story about the rain falling In answer to prayer Is all a fake nm Is Intended by religious people to de colvo young people Into believing thnt they have seen prayers answered by rainI remember two stories about that drouth Tho people assembled at church to pray for rain and they agreed as to what day they wantei it to rain and went homo without pray- Ing at An old man at Georgetown Ky In praying for a rapt In one of the churches said Lord please send a rain and Lord dont send one of these drizzle drazzlo rains but sond us a gully washer The Bible teaches plainly that peo pie ought to pray for rain It sas James v 1718 Ellis was a man subject to like passions as wo aro and ho prayed earnestly that ftmlght not rain and It rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months And ho prayed again and the hea m gave rain and tho earth brought forth her fruit Of courso that is a lie and eery nan of any sense knows It is a He To go without rain on the earth for three years and a half would all animal and vegetable life Fifty years ago the people In Ken ucky met at their churches and read hat passage of scripture and prayed for rain and now no church in Kentucky prays for rain because they now that praying line no more errect thou rain than tho gainst the comet hind et IJope1bull HERR JOHN ARRESTST AT Jin Anarchist Most was saloon at St LouisIan1ticipIonwith tho expectation of Navin some fool Christian fanatic anarchist Idll oosovelt and then deny as ardly lying leaders of anarchy alwa do in such cases that the murder was an anarchist Roosevelt It is truo was tIle lIe imor of Tom Paine ono of the greatest and best men that America eer produced but no Infidel lho Is orthy of the name warts to njurd anybody for anything greatest benefactors oj this IThe have all sympathywitthou had any They were Pane rso ranklin Lincoln and IngorHolll eJltY1Thoer of thorn has any sympathy r ani archy Thoy are the greatest llvin moralists and lovers of humanity Anarchists are not Infidels hut the- most dangerous brqnd of Christian It Is from the existence ofpm h characters as Herr Most and Turner are that who are real In fldels with the good of humanity lour motive get to bo Ists CATHOliCS AN EXCATHOLIC ON Smlthlnnd Iowa Nov 25id04 marine C Mooro r Dear Sir and Hrolhor No jloub tho Catholics will publish mj In the Catholic communities dnd say- that I sent for a priest when I cann to Mr Mooro should die liofore- you do want you to protect my honor as an Infidol I would rather seo the devil at my bodsldo than a drunken rednoset priest Priests are ih my estimation the lowest possible Ings have had much to do with them couldtThey make their flocks lie for most anything If it Is for the gcfafl of tbe church They ruin more young womoni than any other class of men I know of six priests who got Into troublo from this Somo of thOJ1 got out of It by paying some farnior boy to swear that ho was tho author of the girls condition If my wife survives mo no priestly prayers will bo said In my she Is as big an Infidel a1 amIMy wife and are oxCatholics What I call nn Infidel Is a man womall who honest and has no use for untruth In any form Respectfully yours for good DR L S STOLL SAID GOD TOLD HIM TO FAT Hev C Buckles of Addystone suhurIJ of Cincinnati died on Novem bor 2Cth as tho result of fasting twellty days because hoo said God hud specially commanded him to fast- S tII A t ROSE THE INFIDEL TRAIN ROBBER KILLED IN ST LOUIS WAS PATRON OF THE BLADE have now found out the fncts about man Rose of SI Iouls about whom Inquired through tho Blade He was a train robber and n suh scriber to the BIndo mud was kllle In a gang of train robbers whon sovernl other train robbers woro killed ant surreal policemen were killed b thorn He lad not long since been reo leased from the penitentiary at Springfield Missouri He was killed turlng time of tho Infidel Congress at St Louis but I never heard of It until notified by the house of wholesale Imt tore to whose caro the paper wonl and who notified us of It In a gentle manly style Rose was a had man and having iKnrd that I had been In tho penlten tlary thought my paper would ho of some Interest and encouragomonl to to him- nm glad ho was killed Huvlng been In the penitentiary myself mn give mo some advantage In Iwlplng the officers of the law to fluid oxcon vlcts who are still committing crimes and I shall be glad to bo of any slr vice to the otficers can to assist In the capture of such mon Of the men who are In penltc mice there Is about ono in a hl1llllrcd who ought not to bo there while there are thousands of men outsldo of pcnllentlarles who ought to ho on tho Inside I will bo glad to assist excon vlct who is trying to do right how 9Ver bad he may formerly have heen but the man who Is an exconvict mill intends still to bo a criminal will get 10 assistance or sympathy from me I am proud of tho friendship of a nan like Dr Hammer one of tho very best and most valuable of men who line just come out of a penitentiary to which he was sent because be was an Infidel but this man Rose Is so far as I know the only mnn who was a patron of the Blade and a criminal to except some convicts who yore In penitentiaries at tho time the became subscribers and most If not all of whom have said to mo that hey had been justly convicted I would like to belong to an orgai of exconvicts who want to and themselves together to do good This Is Sunday December 4th 1001 and as I write I am wearing the same uniform coat that I brought from lio Ohio penitentiary Wont some of tho old boys wrlto to me about that organization RICH MAN CALLS TO SEE ME tbntbasltbe rich the poor can work- I was helping to kill hogs the only nurder that nm willing to commit aUll I was muddy and bloody to Idll A man about 35 years old apparent rodeUIJ to whore was and was Intro need to mo by ono of my notghb girls rime man was a son 6r one of New ork Citys multimillionaires The newspapers have lately ha1 much to say about tho young fellows spnrntlon from his wife rTho woman having boon fool enough to marry him I suppose acted Isely to get out of it tho best sho- liould Tho young man was ugly and com mon looking and showed no more In illlgenco than any of the commono of us hayseeds mill he did not toe he had over known what It was to be happy Ho spends much of his to in Europe and affects tho English style lot him have ono or two juices that I thought fairly good but thoy bad about as much effect upon him- as I would havo made on tho Sphinx that I saw lu Egypt If I had gotten off on her a few of those census Ing Jokes about her age He was so thoroughly Anglicise that I could not tell whether his stol Ity was natural or acquired Ills father not long since gave the lunger fellow 5000000 and told him to start out on his own hook and seo If he could not find stone little kind a business peanut stand or something of that Id1llto try to mako little something to pay his way But tho young follow in a little while blowed it all In on somethin and now Is dead broke except a pill ful little 10000000 that Is coming to him if he outlives his daddy The old man said he hind conclude It was cheaper to let his spend tlmo running around in Europe than to try to keep him staked In business And yet we poor fools who havo m money are always envying thoso fools- who have money and they more sorablo than we are ANOTHER ONE DROPPED DEAD have just hoard as I am writing these things for Blade of a man who dropped lead this morning Sun day Dec 4th without any warning lo was one of three men who years ago came Into a printing and all together attacked mo for some thing had said In a newspaper They were all prosperous people then but since then they havo soon gleat deal of trouble Ono of thorn died suddenly not n great while after their attack upon me and another one was SPlit to gress or the penitentiary or got mar- rlod or had kind of n misfortune that tho nowspapers told about nnd- now the Lord has knocked out tho third ono If am wrong and all of these fol lows right tho Lord has a strange old bore nail knockway of keeping mo Ing out tho others t I ILLINOIS CENTRAL1 EXCURSION TICKETS NOW ON SA LE AT REDUCED RATES TO NEW ORLEANS LA HAVANA CUBA HOT SPRINGS ARK CITY OF MEXICO CALIFORNIA AND MANY OTHER POINTS WITH LIBERAL STOP OVERS AND RE TURN LIMITS Only line running through personally conducted sleepers Louisville to Texas Arizona and California Reduced oneway Colonist and home seekers excursion rates to poInt South and West first and third Tuesdays In each month FARMING IN THE SOUTH The Passenger 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 be moiled free Clrcu lars to 11 inclusive and others as they are published from montata on or address nearest railroadAgent or address F W HARLOWDIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY GO SOUTHWEST Like Time and Tide tho Great South west awaits no man but Its a heap easier to get aboard at tho instant of starting than to contend with tho ele tment of momentum later r Let us give you the details of this = new countrys rapid growth and your chance to Illustrated literature freeP t RELIGIOUS REVIVALIN LEXIN TON A rellglcus revival In Lexington closed a little before the first of De comber having been conducted In two churches of the Campbelllte faith and with a specially employed and Import ed preacher and singers beside horn revival has been kept up most since the beginning of the sos slons of tho colleges of that church male and female the presidents of tho respective colleges participating In the preaching and using their Inllu once on the boys and girls under their care who were supposably sent to school to be educated In books but have thus their minds occupied with religion the influence of one sex over the other being used at this suscep ble age to induce them to conic Into tho church rather than reason anll any purpose of malting good peop out of them There have been additions as the papers report it No mention is matte of any other person except these having Joined and names of converts are never gl on apparently because they do lIOt want It known that only this youn class of people are all that are con verted to their churches I happened lo know only one of all the converts She Is a very nice girl as nearly all girls are but I knoi about her and there is no reason to supposo that she was at all intcll sent about tho Bible or history of Christianity- It Is only In this way so far as I can see that recruits for the church are over gotten I have never In years heard of and Intelligent and scholarly person being converted to Christianity THE ROME BOOK I am busily at work on my manu script and am enthusiastic In my at tempt to produco a book containing many novelties of thought travel and information I will be at consider able expenso in getting report of Con gross translated and as amount of cash on hand is not sufficient to publish a book of the size I desire tc publish I entreat those who have subscribed and not yet paid to remit at onco and also that others sub scrlbo and swell the list In nil have about subscribers Mr Moore hail twice that many for his book and just came out even on tho first edition If thoso remit who havo already sub scribed and paid about 100 and Some now ones glvo their orders will trot havo to curtail tho work Otherwise will havo to abbreviate to a pamphlet Send your names either to Mr Sachs or myself J D W ROBERT NUCKOLS SENT TO THE LUNATIC ASYLUM For a long time at different times have told you about a very devout IY l fj t nii r 1 tCUTDec 6 201904Jan 3 Ii f905 jIChristian named Robert Nuckols about whose misdeeds the newspapers have had much to say j He has for sonic time been In Jail for forgery Ho has now been sent to a lunatic asylum hind he been without influential r friends and an Infidel he would have been sent to the penitentiary WINTER IN COLORADO Your own physcian will toll you that this dry mountain air of Colorado as an elixir of life stands proeminent Ways t rigorous and stimulating the crlst atmosphere of Colorado is at Its best In winter To accomodate win tel tourist to tho Rockies tho Union Pacific has pdt In effect from Chicago a round trip rate of 4720 and from St Louis a round trip rate of 3920 with proportionate reductions from allrpoints within Its Immediate territory Tickets on sale every day until May 1st 1905 with return limit JuneflsC 1905 Bo sure your ticket reads over tho Union Pacific the popular route to Colorado For full Information in quire of W H Connor A East Fourth street Cincinnati O SAINT LOUIS TO THE ENTIRE r SOUTH AND WEST f SERVICE AND EQUIPMENT N KEEPINGWITH MODERN IJJEA3 AND EXECUTION j tARKANSAS INDIAN TERRITORY MLOKLAHOMA liar descriptive mutter throuh ohedulei other needed parr ttculiiTB 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